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A Clutter-Busting Kitchen Tip

When I open up the cabinet adjacent to my stove’s hood, the spices all but fly out at me. At times, they really do come crashing out, forcing a slight pause on dinner prep. Sound familiar?

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How To Master The “Half-Tuck”

If you’ve seen a J. Crew ad lately, you’ve seen the “half-tuck”—it’s that just-this-side-of-undone-but-obviously-deliberate way of tucking in a shirt or blouse that gives off effortless style vibes. Here’s how to achieve it without looking like you just rolled out of bed: • If you’re wearing a buttoned shirt, just tuck in one flap. Tucking in the side with the holes (as […]

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How to Save on Wedding Gifts

When you’re deep into wedding season, you may also find yourself deep in debt. There’s no way around it: Weddings are expensive, and even more so if you’re in the wedding party. Though you can’t get away without booking travel and accommodations or getting the couple a gift, you can find ways to make those bills just a little easier on your wallet.

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How to Stop Online Trackers

We’re all used to seeing a sweater or appliance we’ve just viewed on a website appear in every ad in every site we visit afterwards—did you know it’s because you’re being tracked? The trustworthy and innocent-seeming sites we visit on a regular basis are collecting and selling data on you to data brokerage firms, as revealed in a 60 Minutes […]

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Get More Out of Your Workout

You’re going to the gym and pumping that iron, but you still aren’t getting the results you’ve been hoping for. The boost your workout needs just might lie within your own mind. No, it isn’t simply a positive, can-do attitude—although that never hurts. Instead, you need to pay as much attention to your rests as you do to your reps. […]

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Where to Find Free Moving Boxes

When planning a move for a couple or a small family, you can expect to spend close to $250 or more on what’s needed to move your belongings. In addition to boxes, you’ll want to have tape, tape guns, packing paper, bubble wrap, box cutters, permanent markers, mattress bags, furniture pads, dollies, and hand carts on hand. With all that needs to be purchased, it’s no surprise people are always on the hunt for free moving boxes.

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How to Untangle a Round Brush From Your Hair

Having short hair, I had no idea this was even a thing, but apparently it is very common to get a round brush stuck in your hair. It occurs most often if you are using too small of a round brush for all your hair (my hair stylist Kevin Mancuso advises using a round brush that has a diameter equal […]

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How to Buy Clothes You’ll Actually Wear

The absolute best shopping tip of all time? Be picky. Yes, this one seems like a no-brainer.  But just about everyone is guilty of under-employing it. That dress that you were sure you’d find an occasion for? Those shoes that pinched just a little but they were on sale so you thought you could live with it? The pile of […]

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Homemade Magic Shell

Remember Magic Shell, the childhood chocolate treat of long ago (or yesterday, as the case may be) that was a gooey in the bottle, but then immediately froze into solid as soon as it hit your ice cream? It still exists—and in multiple flavors!—but if you’re trying to eat a more natural diet, there’s a homemade version of the treat […]

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Are Seasonal Allergies Worse Than Ever?

You can finally put those puffy winter coats in storage, but you better get out those tissues. According to the New York Daily News, allergists say we have the long, cold winter to thank for what is shaping up to be a particularly crippling allergy season.

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