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How to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

The holidays should be a merry time for all–including the four-legged member of your family. Unfortunately, certain foods–like bones, alcohol, baked goods, and chocolate–can spoil the fun for all if your pet gets ahold of them.

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How to Keep Side Dishes Warm

When hosting a big dinner, it’s nearly impossible to have everything come out of the oven at just the right time. If you’re preparing a large meal, use this tip to keep side dishes–like mashed potatoes–warm while the rest of the food finishes cooking.

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How To Wear Flared Jeans

Flared jeans are perennially in style, and it’s a good thing—the cut fits and flatters every body type by balancing out proportions. Wondering how to pull off the silhouette? Here are three simple tips: • The hem should just touch the floor. Too long and the flares will “break” at your ankles. Too short, and silhouette will have the effect of […]

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A Gift Idea for Groups

Have several members of a family on your holiday shopping list? Instead of buying individual presents for each person, consider getting the group one shareable gift. Says New York City event planer David Tutera, “A Blu-ray player or an ice cream maker is a gift that everyone can enjoy together.” Likewise, you can pack up one big basket filled with […]

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How to Listen to Christmas Music (That You Actually Want To Hear)

It’s that time of year again—when you want to enjoy holiday music on your own terms, and no longer be at the mercy of radio stations to play your favorite songs. Fortunately, you’ve got many options. A few of our cost-free picks: If you know exactly what you want to hear: Spotify Love a very specific version of “The Christmas […]

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Ditch Black Suitcases to Avoid Luggage Mix-Ups

If you’re travelling this holiday season, it might be time to rethink your luggage choice. According to a recent study conducted by T.J. Maxx and and Marshalls, the majority of travelers own black luggage, making it easy to confuse your bag for someone else’s at baggage claim.

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A Good Reason to Not Wear Heels

Going to a holiday party in someone’s home who you know has hardwood floors? Here’s a reason to opt for flats instead of heels: You could potentially damage your friend’s floors. According to the National Wood Flooring Association, walking on a wood floor in high heels can cause dents. In fact, a 125-pound woman in heels creates an impact of […]

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A Beauty Gift for Your Friend Who Lives for Facials

Usually, I’d wait until after Thanksgiving to even mention the December holidays, but seeing as stores are already trotting out their good deals, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention this great beauty gift should you be inclined to start shopping early. Glamglow’s Gift Sexy Box (available exclusively at Sephora for $69 while supplies last) not only contains two awesomely […]

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How to Salvage a Too-Long Belt

A stylish thin belt that fits just right with trousers may be too big to wear at your waist over a dress or cardigan—but that doesn’t mean you have to buy the often-pricey accessory in two different sizes. Instead, try this trick from celebrity stylist Kimmy Erin: Slide your belt through the buckle, past the holes. Then, move the prong […]

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Why You Should Reverse Your Ceiling Fan

When the temperature drops, most people probably leave the switch to their ceiling fan untouched but running your fan during the winter can actually help you save on heating costs.

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