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What to Do When You Feel a Sore Throat Coming On

Cool temperatures often bring with them pesky (and sometimes painful) sore throats. If you notice your throat starting to feel dry, try using a humidifier right away—it’ll raise your chances of nipping a full-blown sore throat (a.k.a pharyngitis) in the bud. According to Michael Finkelstein, a holistic physician in Westchester County, New York, a humidifier works to keep the air […]

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Easy, Comfortable Outfit Idea

Every so often, there comes a day when you just don’t feel like getting out of bed, much less out of your soft, cozy pajamas. When that mood strikes, but you still have to leave the house and look presentable, pull on a version of this outfit—it’s almost as comfy as still being in your pj’s, but infinitely more polished: 1. […]

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How to Roast Garlic

Sweet, spreadable roasted garlic is an incredibly versatile ingredient—you can use it on bread, stir it into mashed potatoes, turn it into dip, or add it to soups and casseroles. Because it’s milder than fresh garlic, it adds loads of flavor without being overpowering. It’s easy to roast it yourself at home. Here’s how: 1. First, cut off and discard […]

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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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Sweet Bridal Shower Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Chris and Kristen Photography on Inspired By This] Hosting a bridal shower for your favorite bride-to-be? Plan to have some special treats (the more delicious, the better!) for your guests to munch on during gift opening. These sweet treats are easy to make (make sure to have a heart-shaped cookie cutter on hand) and are sure to be a […]

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