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A Simple DIY Ring Cleaner

To make a diamond ring shine without visiting a jeweler or breaking the bank, try this thrifty, unexpected solution. Celebrity stylist Kimmy Erin, who’s “dubious of harsh chemicals,” rubs toothpaste onto her ring, and then gently scrubs it off in a circular motion with a hand towel and a little bit of water, effectively wiping away the dirt from the […]

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A New Way to Keep Jeans From Fading

Hate when your vibrant jeans start to fade in the wash? Try this smart DIY tip: Just add salt! While it’s wise to follow the care instructions for fabrics, Catherine Ryu, creative director of jean outfitter Citizens of Humanity, recommends, “If you want to go a step further with dark indigo, black, and colored jeans, add two tablespoons of salt to your […]

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How Much Paint Do You Need to Paint a Room?

Don’t know how much paint to buy for your next project? Generally, you’ll need one gallon of paint for every 350 square feet of surface area.

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A Product for Neck Skin That Actually Works

On any given day, any given number of beauty-product publicists stop by my office, pitching me “must-have” products that I don’t really believe will ever be my must-haves. I try everything, with an open mind, of course, but my snap-judgments are generally spot-on (yes, in fact, I’ve carried on just fine without the bikini-line soothing underwear for pre/post waxing). But […]

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An Easy Way to Boost Your Toner

Toner isn’t for everyone, but if you have extremely oily skin, you’re probably reliant on the miracle worker—and adding a squeeze of lemon juice when you apply it will kick your skincare up a notch. Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare and wellness company based in Boston, says that the enzyme-packed […]

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Why You Should Buy Jeans Now

The annual rush for back-to-school clothes has ended, so retailers cut prices on excess inventory, which includes a lot of denim.

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This Baking Trick Will Help You Make Perfect Cookies

When you’re making dozens of tasty treats, it’s tempting to reuse baking sheets while they’re still hot from the oven. Stop right there! Raw dough on a warm pan produces unevenly baked cookies that are thin and overly browned around the edges.

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Best Flared Jeans For Petites

If you’re petite, you’re probably more than familiar with the problem of finding the perfect flared jean; invariably, the inseam is too long, but hemming a flared leg to a petite length usually just turns it into a boot-cut. But there’s good news! MiH Jean‘s “Casablanca” style —while not available in petite sizes per se— does come with a shorter inseam […]

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An Easy Way to Open a Clamshell Package

Tearing through the hard plastic packaging that sometimes surrounds a product can be… frustrating, to put it mildly. Fortunately, there’s a surprisingly easy way to cut through the clamshell, no futile scissors required. Flip the package over, with the front facing down. From there, grab a sharp can opener, clamp the rightmost edge of the package, and glide the miracle-worker […]

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An Excuse-Busting Workout Plan

If you can’t seem to make your workout happen, try this strategy instead: Take three 10-minute walks each day.

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