If dry winter weather is messing with your skin, and moisturizer just isn’t cutting it, consider incorporating foods rich in essential fatty acids—like walnuts, salmon, flaxseed, and avocados—into your diet. According to Meghan O’Brien, a dermatologist in New York City, research suggests that eating these foods and taking a flaxseed-oil supplement may improve skin-barrier function, which can actually make skin […]
Do bobby pins and barrettes tend to slip and slide in your hair? Whether your hair is thick or thin, try this technique from Mark Townsend, a Los Angeles–based celebrity stylist with Dove Haircare. Spray your little helpers with dry shampoo right before using them. The product will give your pin or clip a slightly tacky—but not sticky—feel, so it won’t […]
Is your to-do list a mile long? Rather than saving all of your irksome chores for later (which often translates into either “last-minute” or “never”), try a more gradual approach. Choose a single thing you’ve been putting off, and do it right away, suggests Henry S. Miller, a success consultant based in Los Gatos, California, and the author of the […]
If you’ve ever had to deice your windshield wipers after a snow or ice storm, you know what a pain it can be. Save yourself the trouble next time by slipping a pair of tube socks over the blades the night before—that way, after the weather hits, you’ll simply have to remove the socks. Get road safety tips for driving […]
Oil. It’s a word that strikes fear into the heart of any woman who has ever had a pimple on her face. I was raised in the Sea Breeze years myself; the squeakier clean you could make your skin, the less of a chance you’d get zits. With all due respect to Sea Breeze (which still gives me a cool […]
Oftentimes, guests will send back response cards without actually writing their names on the RSVP—talk about confusing and frustrating for the host! The next time you send out invitations that require mailed response cards (think a formal wedding or shower), invest in an invisible ink pen with a black light ($7.50 for a four-pack, Amazon.com)—a.k.a., a “spy pen.” When creating your […]
Last week the FBI warned U.S. retailers that credit card breaches, like the one Target experienced over the holidays, could be on the rise. So, how can you protect yourself and your personal information?
If you’re packing your living room with eager football fans this weekend, Chef Gerard Cribbin, Executive Chef at Coal Fired Bistro in Greenville, SC, shares his best tips to ensure you don’t fumble.
Want to know how to score the best deals and never pay full price when shopping your favorite fashion retailers? Of course you do. We asked Shop It To Me, one of the internet’s best resources for shopping and sales, to share some of their favorite tips and tricks. Here’s what they had to say: • Although it may not have […]