You spend a pretty penny coloring your hair… and you don’t want to see that money almost literally poured down the drain. According to Vicki Casciola, a hairstylist in Las Vegas, showering with hot water can lead to the outer layers of hair strands to swell and peel up, allowing color molecules to escape. Monitor your shower temperatures, aiming for […]
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Navigating the beauty aisle at drugstores can be tricky—sometimes stores will put a house-brand product right next to a near-identical brand-name one. The bright side? The copycat pick may be the better choice. As a general rule, house-brand cosmetics often contain the same ingredients as their more famous twins. Ron Robinson, the founder of BeautyStat.com, suggests thinking of these products […]
Whether you’re dating all the time—or haven’t dated in years—you know the age-old rule: The man is supposed to pick up the check. But how many people actually believe in it—and abide by it—especially in the age of Leaning In (and you know, gender equality)? According to a recent study titled “Who Pays for Dates? Following versus Challenging Conventional Gender […]
While no one wants to think about turkey and stuffing before Labor Day, making travel plans now might just save you up to 60 percent on your plane tickets. According to travel search site Hipmunk, airfare for Thanksgiving 2012 travel (November 21 to 25) was at its least expensive between August 26 and September 1, at an average of $373 […]
Looking to score some deals on last-minute school supplies? Foursquare (the app synonymous with “checking in”) can help you save your (lunch) money with these offers specifically catered for back-to-school season. To unlock a deal, fulfill the below requirements and then show your phone to the store’s cashier: Best Buy: Spend $250, get $25 back when you check in and […]
Though it may be hard to admit, summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about heading back to school. And a new school year means new set of textbooks.
Planning your next great getaway? Follow this ticket-buying guide to increase your odds of scoring the best fares.
Before you hit the stores to do your back to school shopping, check this calendar to see if your state has any sales tax-free shopping days.
If you’re buying wedding presents and hostess gifts this summer (who isn’t?), here’s a useful piece of advice: Give a single gift (like a vase, or a mixer, or even a check), and leave off the fun extra doodad (think: the flower frog, the cheap picture frame, the spatula). Why? According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the recipient of […]
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? On every first full weekend of the month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission to more than 150 zoos, aquariums, and museums.