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How Do You Find Balance in a Wired World?

Is your smartphone basically a family member? Do you tweet before you get out of bed? Be honest: At some point while reading this very post, did you stop to check your email? Real Simple and The Huffington Post have teamed up to learn how women balance (or not balance, as the case may be) their lives in our digital […]

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A Smart Way to Check a Garment’s Quality

Finding a good deal while shopping is always exciting—but before you buy an item based on its great price tag, use this quick trick for seeing if there’s a good reason for why your potential buy is marked down. Turn the garment or bag inside out, and inspect the lining. According to Christian Siriano, who designs a line of shoes […]

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An At-Home Tip For Lasting Hair Color

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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Save Money on Beauty Products By Buying Generic

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 […]

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Wednesday Trivia: Paying on Dates

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 […]

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Cut Costs on Thanksgiving Travel by Booking Now



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 […]

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Use Your Phone to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

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 […]

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How to Save Money on Textbooks

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.

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The Best Time to Buy Plane Tickets

Planning your next great getaway? Follow this ticket-buying guide to increase your odds of scoring the best fares.

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Save Money With Sales Tax-Free Days

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.

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