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3 Surprising Foods You Can Grill

If you’re growing tired of traditional summer fare (hotdogs, hamburgers, grilled corn), turn up the heat with these three tasty and unique options:

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Sweet Signature Drink Idea from Loverly

Cocktail hour just got a lot more festive. Some brides get fancy with the signature drink recipes. Other brides get creative with the presentation. Even plain water can look charming when served with striped straws topped with felt hearts.

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An Easy Way To Get Yourself to Eat Less

If you’re trying to lose weight this summer (or maybe just shed the couple of pounds that barbecue season always seems to pack on…), here’s a tip: Try thinking back on what you had for lunch when you sit down for dinner. Research shows that you’ll consume 10 percent less than you normally would. You see, unless we make a […]

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Why to Buy Greeting Cards in Bulk

You’re on the way to Kate’s birthday dinner when you realize you forgot to pick up a card. You make a quick pit stop, scribble a message, and wipe your brow–crisis averted! We’ve all been there, but if you find yourself frequently making last-minute stops at the drugstore to buy a card, this simple system will save you time and effort when it really counts.

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5 Ways to Save on Theme Park Admission

Amusement parks scream summertime fun, but they can really wear your wallet thin. With steeply priced entrance tickets (some cost as much as $80!), meals, and maybe a souvenir or two, you’re looking at one expensive trip. Here’s how to avoid the financial roller coaster:

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5 Refreshing Mojito Recipes

There’s nothing better than an ice cold beverage at the end of a long, hot day. Round the evening out with a minty mojito, or get inspired to put a spin on the classic with these creative variations.

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How to Thin Out Nail Polish

When your favorite nail polish starts to get thick and clumpy, don’t toss the bottle. Prolong the color’s shelf life by adding a few drops of clear polish.

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A Quick Way to Make Iced Coffee

Need your daily dose of caffeine on a hot summer morning? If there’s no iced coffee on hand, no problem. With a cocktail shaker and a few ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a frothy, evenly blended beverage that tastes like it came straight from the coffee shop.

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How to Choose a Nude Lip Color

One of the best things about the summertime is paring down your makeup bag. Since it’s the one time of year you’re supposed to look fresh-faced and undone, take advantage and pare your makeup bag down to an under-eye concealer, a cream blush, mascara, and a nude lip color. Need help selecting the right nude? Makeup artist Tanya Rae shares her expert tips:

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Match Your Metals

The age-old maxim about wearing all jewelry in the same metal tone (i.e. – silver with silver, or gold with gold) also applies to those metallic shoes that are so on-trend right now. Pair silver heels with silver statement earrings, and gold with a bold gold-tone cuff or necklace. MIA “Edie” flat, $59.95; nordstrom.com.

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