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Is a Trip to the Beach Worth a Weekend With the Flu?

What would you be willing to trade for a week of sun, sand, and no work? That’s the question Expedia.com and Northstar asked more than 11,000 people worldwide in their 2014 Expedia Flip Flop Report. The results: Turns out, what excites people the most about the idea of a beach getaway isn’t just the ocean view. When asked to rank […]

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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 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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A Quick and Easy Way to Halve Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry tomatoes can be a delicious addition to any dish or shine alone as a main ingredient. And although they’re super tasty, cutting up large amounts of them up can be a time-consuming affair… That is, until now. With this easy trick, you’ll be able to slice and dice your way through cartons of cherry tomatoes in no time. Just […]

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Open Letter to Coaches Everywhere from a Busy Working Mom

Dear _________ Coach, First, thank you for coaching my son’s ________ team. I have never been a coach myself, but imagine the job involves long hours, recalcitrant/sleepy/hormonal/dim-witted kids and weather that is too cold/hot/rainy/windy to make your ________ team as effective as it can be. And the parents! Let me just say we mean well. And when we are making […]

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A Surefire Way to Stay Accountable

You *know* you ought to take the stairs instead of the elevator and floss every night… and yet, sometimes not doing those good-for-you extra steps is all the more tempting. If you’re a parent and trying to hold yourself accountable to small goals, try this tip from reader Rachel R.S.: Enlist your kids. When we asked our Facebook fans for […]

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An Easy Way to Remember Birthdays

Convenient as Facebook birthday reminders can be, wouldn’t it be nice to remember someone’s big day sometime before the last possible second? If you had a hard time committing important dates to memory, try this trick. As soon as you learn a person’s birthday, mark it in your phone, computer, or email service’s calendar as a recurring yearly event, and […]

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Dry Shampoo Your Hair Like a Pro

Dry shampoo is probably one of the most amazing, stupendous, fantastic beauty items to ever grace the earth… but that dusty look you get after using it (I call it Dusty Head Syndrome) and the time you spend waiting for your hair to absorb the product can definitely put a damper in things. The good news: All you have to do […]

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How to Be More Patient

The coffee seems to be dripping in slow motion, the dog’s walking around in circles without actually doing his business, the train can’t come soon enough, and the elevator is taking forever! If this sounds like your thought process in the morning, it sounds like you could use a lesson in patience (can’t we all sometimes?).

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Women Who Love Their Gardens Too Much

I am beginning to think that I have an unhealthy relationship with my garden. That is, I love it obsessively; I toss and turn in bed thinking about it; I spend many minutes when I should be doing things like watching my kids play sports or helping with homework instead daydreaming about my garden. And I’m not sure my garden […]

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