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Need More Willpower? Eat a Turkey Sandwich

Let’s say your day started with trying to remain calm despite rush hour traffic. When you finally arrive at work, you dutifully start responding to e-mails (without signing into Facebook). Then, when it’s time to head out to lunch, you walk right past a window display featuring those must-have sandals. That means that you’ve resisted losing your temper, procrastinating, and […]

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Try This Now: Baby Kale

Looking for a great way to sneak more greens into your diet? Clamshell containers of baby kale are widely available in the produce aisle, helping you to get this healthy green into your meals by the handful without any prep.

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An Easy Way to Make the Most of Your Job References

According to a recent Career Builder study, one in five Americans plan on leaving their jobs for new ones this year. If you too are on the hunt for your dream job—or, at least, less of a nightmare job—a great resume and fantastic interview may not be enough to secure the position. It could come down to the references you […]

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What Should You Read Next?

For an avid reader, there are few things worse than finishing a great novel without having your next book lined up. Luckily, there are plenty of solutions for that. These three ideas are free, easy, and sure to deliver a great option for your on-deck circle. Bookbub Keep your reading list and your wallet full by using Bookbub to find […]

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How to Decorate With Radiant Orchid

Each year, Pantone, the world’s authority on color, declares a color “color of the year.” This year’s hue: radiant orchid. The vibrant color, which combines purple, fuchsia, and pink undertones, may make for a stunning dress, but can you incorporate it into your décor?

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A Quick Way to Organize Spice Jars

You don’t need to splurge on a fancy spice rack in order to organize your favorite herbs and seasonings. Instead, rethink the way you store your jars in the first place. Rather than keeping your spices in a cluttered cabinet, stash them in a drawer and label the tops to easily find what you’re looking for. Really tight on space, […]

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How to Apply Foundation

Confused about what exactly to use to apply your base? Powders are pretty straightforward: Use a powder brush. But here’s a good rule of thumb for wetter textures: For less viscous formulas (think: bb or cc creams or tinted moisturizers), take a hands-on approach. For thicker consistencies (say, heavy liquid or cream foundations), opt for a sponge, says Virginia Linzee, a New […]

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A Natural Way to Clean a Drain

As cathartic as one big spring cleaning can be, there is nothing fun about unclogging a drain (or shelling out money for a pro to do it for you). Instead, do a quick monthly maintenance flushing of your drains to avoid big, bad buildup altogether. For a natural flush, pour ½ cup of baking soda into your bathroom or kitchen drain, followed by ½ […]

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The Fastest Way to Minimize a Facial Flush

Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.

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Wearing White? Go Nude.

It may be pretty obvious that neon green is not the optimal color choice for undergarments worn beneath a white top or skirt. Less obvious, but also not the right choice, is white. White fabric on white fabric creates a double-opaque effect that makes your underpinnings just as obvious as wearing a bright color beneath light shades. Instead, opt for […]

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