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How to Save Money on Textbooks

Though it may be hard to admit, summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. And a new school year means new set of textbooks.

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How to Keep Whites White

Thought it’s tempting to save time and effort by putting a white blouse back in the closet after a spill-free wear, your whites should always be laundered after each wear.

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How to Remove Makeup Quickly

When you just want to skip your nighttime routine and hop into bed after a long day, here’s how to quickly take off your makeup in a pinch.

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Keep Chlorine From Drying Out Your Hair—Without a Swim Cap

Ready for a dip in the pool? To keep chlorine from drying out your hair, saturate your strands with fresh water before diving in. Your hair will soak up the fresh, not chlorinated, water. Hair already pool-parched? Try this DIY mask from Lydia Sarfati, the founder of the skin-care line Repêchage: Mash 1 avocado with 1 tablespoon safflower oil. After […]

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How to Speed Up Dinner Prep

Get a head start on weeknight dinners by roasting two chickens at once. Here’s how to adjust the cook time.

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Fresh Wedding Centerpiece Idea from Loverly

[Photo by Belathee Photography] If you’re sticking to a simple wedding palette, then consider adding a flavorful twist to your centerpieces. Fruit can step in as filler, which provides unexpected texture and color. See more wedding centerpieces and color inspiration.

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How to Remove Grease Stains from Pots and Pans

To keep your cookware in tip-top shape, David Burke, chef/owner of David Burke Townhouse, in New York City, recommends “baking” stainless pans at 400° F for two to three hours (be sure the handle is oven-safe).

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Is Your Kitchen Counter Giving You Back Pain?

If you suffer from back pain, and you spend a lot of time cooking (or preparing food), you may want to take a closer look at your work surface. A counter too high or too low for your height can force you to hunch over, straining the muscles in your neck, shoulders, and lower back.

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How to Revive Hair After a Workout

Spruce up grungy-looking locks post-exercise by sprinkling some dry shampoo or baby powder to the roots; then work it through with your fingers.

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How to Keep Buttons from Falling Off

Losing a button–especially in an essential location–can be one of the most frustrating fashion emergencies.

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