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A Simple DIY Face Scrub

With summer officially behind us, it’s time to treat that sun-damaged skin—and you don’t need to buy anything to make a difference. Rather than splurging on face scrubs, you can simply add a pinch of brown sugar to your regular cleanser. Jasmina Aganovic, an MIT-trained chemist and the CEO of Bona Clara, an all natural skincare and wellness company based […]

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Protect Your Teeth From Soda

When you’re craving a soft drink, the last thing you need is a lecture—actually, a lecture may be the second-to-last thing. A dental bill, on the other hand? That’s definitely at the bottom of the list. According to Anthony Iacopino, a dentist and Winnipeg, Manitoba–based spokesperson for the American Dental Association, “The acid content in soda erodes enamel.” To prevent […]

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The Best Spot to Test Lip Color

When searching for that perfect lip shade, looks can be deceiving when it comes to the color of the product before it leaves the bottle or tube. You may be tempted to check the color on the back of your hand, but there’s an even better spot to try: The tip of a finger. Grab a mirror and see for […]

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An Easy Way to Get Rid of Pet Hair

So you’re having guests over, but your couch is covered in Fido or Fluffy’s fur. Don’t panic: Just head to the kitchen and grab your rubber gloves.

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An Easy Way to Streamline Your Skin Care

If you’re confused about the best way to layer your skin care products—think serum, moisturizer, and foundation (or is it moisturizer, foundation, and then serum)—you’ll be happy to know that in the equation, the most important aspect is probably saving your sanity. Miami-based dermatologist Loretta Ciraldo suggests mixing your products in your palm and applying as one, or as she […]

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Quick Swaps for Cuticle Cream

The secret weapon to strong nails is moisturized cuticles—if you remember to apply cuticle cream or oil along with your hand lotion after every hand washing, you’re that much more likely to prevent brittle and broken nails. Even better: You don’t need a fancy cream handy when you’re in a pinch. According to Skyy Hadley, a celebrity manicurist and the […]

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How To Remove A Tag From A Scarf

Many scarves come with permanent-seeming labels that frustratingly manage to show or face out no matter which way you tie them. While leaving the label on is a bit of a matter of preference (many people opt to keep them on if the scarf is designer or if the label includes washing instructions), if a visible tag is driving you […]

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Do You Really Have to Dry Clean That?

Let’s face it: Taking clothes to the dry cleaner is expensive and inconvenient. I’d wager the majority of us have taken a look at that “dry-clean” label and wondered, ‘what would happen if I were to handwash this blouse instead?” I’m happy to be the bearer of good news: In some cases, you can.

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Never Hang Pearls

A pristine pearl necklace is a timeless way to add sophistication to any outfit. The only downside: One snap, and you can say goodbye to your accessory. To make your pearl necklaces last, never hang them. “This weakens the silk threads that hold the necklace together,” says Helena Krodel of the Jewelry Information Center, in New York City. Instead, try […]

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Are You Wearing the Right Sports Bra?

Over half of women complain about pain in their breasts when exercising (and not just fuller-figured women!), says Fresh Pair bra fit expert Bobbie Smith. Are you one of them?

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