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Help Kids in Need by Sharing Your Food Photos

Foodies of social media, rejoice. Now you can Instagram, tweet, and Facebook your dinners, drinks, and snacks for a cause. Feedie, an app co-founded by Chef Mario Batali partners with restaurants to harness the power of social media for philanthropy. Every time you share a food photo with Feedie at a participating restaurant, the establishment will put 25 cents toward the […]

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How to Complain Using Social Media

The days of sitting on hold waiting or a company’s customer service rep to assist you are over. Nowadays, the best way to get a company’s attention when trying to remedy a problem is to take to social media. But shooting off an angry tweet or writing an emotional Facebook post won’t guarantee you’ll get the help you need—or that […]

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How to Haggle at a Yard Sale

Hosting a garage sale to unload the old and make way for the new? Yard sale shoppers expect a bargain and aren’t shy about asking for it, so toughen up and memorize these lines, courtesy of Aaron LaPedis, author of The Garage Sale Millionaire ($23, amazon.com).

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How to Make a Manicure Last Longer

Gel nails are the latest in manicure trends because they last an impressive two or even three weeks. That said, they’re not for everyone. If you prefer a “classic” manicure, try these tips from Deborah Lippmann, creator of the Deborah Lippmann nail-care line. (Hint: Patience is your friend.) • Polish needs a smooth surface for the longest-lasting results, so gently […]

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U.S. Cities that Spend the Most on Fast Food from Fox News Magazine

Can you guess the top 10 U.S. cities that spend the most on fast food? Our friends at Fox News Magazine found that the folks of Plano, Texas were at the top of the list. According to the article, “The study — which utilized data collected through the U.S. Government, third-party data providers, and anonymous aggregated spending transactions from Citi […]

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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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How to Make Flowers Last Longer

Nothing brightens a room quite like spring flowers—especially after a long, harsh winter. To extend the life of those beautiful blooms, remember to change the water daily. Resist the urge to be lazy: A simple top-off won’t cut it. For the best results, empty the existing water and refill the vase with a fresh dose of H2O and trim the […]

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How to Get Your Mail-In Rebate

Dastardly. Tricky. Confusing. If that’s how you feel about mail-in rebates, you’re not alone. You painstakingly fill out the form only to get rejected worse than when your seven-grade crush said that he was actually in love with your best friend. But fear not! These tips will have your mailbox full of rebate goodies. • Know your dates. It sounds easy enough, […]

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Wednesday Trivia: In Movies, More Women, More Money

You may be familiar with the time-old, eye roll inducing argument that major audiences don’t want to pay money to see women in movies—at least, not women actually talking to each other in movies about things that aren’t related to the men. While anyone who’s seen how successful Frozen is knows that cliché is simply not accurate, it’s been proven […]

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Cheap Ways to Make an Outfit Look Expensive

The biggest fashion trends need not drain your budget—in fact, subtle touches like zippers, small sequins, and beading with a matte finish usually pass for good quality even when made inexpensively. “A button covered in fabric looks more couture,” says Phillip Bloch, a Los Angeles–based stylist and the author of The Shopping Diet. Another embellishment that looks fancy, not tacky: […]

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