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How to Keep Crudités Fresh

When hosting a party, you want everything to be fresh and crisp–especially the food. Follow these steps to ensure any veggies platters you prep ahead are ready for crunch time:

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Collect Mini-Toiletries for the Guest Bathroom

Expecting house guests? No need to share your pricey shampoo with your mother-in-law. Instead, stock the guest bathroom with mini bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash you’ve collected from hotels and resorts.

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An Easier Way to Grill Kebabs

If you’ve ever tried to turn a kebab loaded with meat or veggies, you know how tricky it can be to prevent individual pieces from rotating.

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Wednesday Trivia: Sun Exposure

We all know we’re not supposed to lie out in the sun trying to get a tan (that’s what sunless tanner is for, after all)….but do you do it anyway? According to an alarming new survey, about 40 percent of people say they burn on purpose—all for the sake of deepening a tan. What’s more, 25 percent of people believe […]

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How to Tell If Your Makeup Has Expired

Don’t rely on your memory to tell you when you bought that perfume. To ensure you’re not using products that are past their prime, affix a dated sticker or a piece of masking tape to the bottom of the jar or tube.

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Google’s New Summer Travel Savior

Google announced today a much-anticipated upgrade to its maps app. Two features caught my road-warrior eye: 1) Real-time traffic maps can now make your life a bit easier. Rather than wincing when you see that long line of red on your Google map indicating miles of unbearable traffic,  when applicable, the app will alert you: “Faster route now available” with […]

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Shoes For Summer Showers

Summer storms pose quite the fashion quandary: it’s a little too hot for rubber rain boots, but puddles and wet pavement quickly destroy leather sandals. For a solution that’s not flip flops, look to strappy sandals made from rubber or “jelly” material.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Treating a Burn

With barbecue season in full swing, your chances of accidentally burning your finger (or palm, or arm) are on the rise. You probably already know what you should do if that painful accident befalls your skin (run the burn under cold water, then apply a loose bandage), but do you know what you should never do?

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How to Prevent Sun-Damaged Hair

The summer may be the best time to enjoy the great outdoors, but all that fun in the sun can do a number on your locks. To prevent the sun and chlorine from damaging your hair, follow two smart tips from celebrity hairstylist Kristan Serafino:

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Whimsical Flower Girl Idea from Loverly

Want your little ladies to really stand out? Skip the flowers and send them down the aisle with an oversize balloon bursting in your signature palette. Can you say frame-worthy photo?

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