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How to Speed Up Your Computer

If you’re computer is running like molasses, but you’re not quite ready to spring for a brand new PC, use these three tips, from computer expert JJ Schoch, to help your machine run like new.

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Five Day-to-Night Accessories to Keep at Work

Transitioning your office outfit into a cocktail-friendly ensemble doesn’t have to be a challenge. Just keep these five accessories at your desk: • An extra pair of earrings. Keep two sets handy: one simple, and one elaborate. • Fancy pumps—use this guide to help you find heels that will be comfortable enough to wear through the evening. • Blush. “Bright […]

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Whether to Choose Cider or Juice

With apple season gearing up, you may find yourself craving juice or cider. If you’re having trouble choosing between the two, consider this food for thought: Cider contains an extra antioxidant. According to a study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, cider is enriched with approximately two to five times the amount of polyphenols found […]

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How to Prevent Split Ends

Are you ends dry and damaged? We’ve all been there. Since there’s no way to fix a strand of hair once it’s split, start with a clean slate. Head to your stylist for a healthy trim (a half inch to an inch off, depending on breakage), then follow these simple steps to keep your freshly trimmed locks healthy.

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How to Substitute Dried Herbs for Fresh

A recipe calls for fresh herbs but you only have the dried variety. What to do? First, taste the herb to determine if it’s weak or strong. (If your dried oregano has almost no flavor, neither will the sauce.)  For strong herbs, use about a third of the amount of fresh herbs called for in the recipe. For extra-mild dried […]

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Why New Jeans Stain Your Hands (and Clothes)

Ever noticed that after you wear a new pair of dark jeans, you end up with Indigo dye on your hands, your shirt, your purse, and whatever else comes in contact with your pants? There’s actually a name for this—crocking—and it happens naturally with most denim. (You have to use a lot of ink to get a rich color.) Here’s […]

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A Trick to Get the Kids to School On Time

Getting the kids up and at ‘em is no small feat in most households. Instead of nagging your child to get dressed for the umpteenth time, try turning the morning suit-up into a game.

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Fall Wedding Idea from Loverly

For all those still savoring those last days of summer, we hope you won’t mind a little fall wedding inspiration. If you’re tying the knot in the months ahead, remember to take advantage of the rich colors (burgundy, chocolate, rust) and seasonal elements (pumpkins, pine cones, acorns) the season has to offer.

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Tips for Balancing Your Jewelry

One of the keys to pulling an outfit together is striking the right balance of jewelry. While there are many ways to do this—a minimalist look might require no jewelry at all, while others prefer to layer on as much as possible—there is one simple equation to help get it right every time. Think of it as a trifecta: 1 […]

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A New Way to Hydrate Houseplants

Promote growth and root development in your houseplants with an unexpected ingredient: club soda. According to Deb Donaldson, a blue-ribbon winner at the Philadelphia Flower Show, club soda contains a phosphate, which is good for plants—better, in fact, than tap water. Use it as you would regular water, but be sure that your club soda is flat: The carbon dioxide […]

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