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How to Make Your Eyes Look Younger

While many beautiful things have been written about eyes—not to mention countless songs—I’m going to throw out another eye truism about which absolutely no one waxes poetic: Eyes are the first place that really show your age. You’ve heard of people with gray hair who still look youthful (mostly men, but that’s a topic for another day), but crinkly eyes? […]

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Dry-Clean Your Separates Together

Do your suit separates tend to fade at different rates? The culprit could be the way you clean them. Because of the chemicals, finishing, and pressing used in dry-cleaning, there’s a good chance the pieces you get cleaned less often will outlast their over-laundered mates. Be sure to clean all of your separates together—after checking, of course, if they really […]

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Avoid This Common Beauty Ingredient

Not all that glitters is gold, and not all that smells good is good for you. The next time you’re shopping for beauty items, check the label and be sure you don’t see the term “fragrance” listed as a standalone ingredient. Says Dr. Mitchell Chasin, a New Jersey-based cosmetic physician and skincare expert, “Skin care companies get away with the […]

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A Simple Strategy to Speed-Up Dinner Prep

Don’t have a lot of time to spend on dinner? Make major headway on meals by measuring ahead of time. Rather than fussing with a measuring cup in a time crunch, find five minutes throughout the day (or the night before) to combine all the spices you need for a dish in a plastic bag or a small bowl. In […]

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Easy Outfit Idea: Better-Than-Basic Black

It’s hard not to sing the praises of a head-to-toe black ensemble. It’s slimming, it’s chic, it’s simple to put together, and it resists getting dirty and staining. But if you find the concept of all-black-everything a bit blasé, there is one super-simple way to give it a little interest: Just add texture. Wear a pair of black leather pants […]

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Banish Bleach Stains from Your Towels

Have you ever washed and dried a load of bath towels—without a drop of bleach–then discovered a few random white splotches on them? (It can happen with colored sheets too!) You’re probably bleaching them without even realizing it. You see, many products we use in the bathroom, from shower cleaners to toothpaste to acne medication, contain bleaching agents. When you […]

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Which Apples Are Best for Cooking?

If you’re headed to the apple orchards this weekend–or even your local supermarket–consult this chart to learn more about the different types and what to use them for.

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The Right Way to Hang Artwork

Home décor can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be hard. If you fall in love with a piece, follow this simple advice to ensuring that your artwork is getting the most out of its display. Nick Olsen, a New York City-based interior decorator, suggests right off the bat to lower your wall hangings: “People tend to hang [art] […]

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A Smart Way to Check a Garment’s Quality

Finding a good deal while shopping is always exciting—but before you buy an item based on its great price tag, use this quick trick for seeing if there’s a good reason for why your potential buy is marked down. Turn the garment or bag inside out, and inspect the lining. According to Christian Siriano, who designs a line of shoes […]

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Never Lose a Sock Again

One of the most frustrating aspects of doing laundry (other than, well, doing laundry) is the number of socks that emerge from the wash without their pair.

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