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A Free App for Making Healthy Choices

Sure, you may read all about eating healthy on the go, but when you’re out and about—and hungry—it’s easy to forget which items are actually the best choices for you. Fortunately, the (free!) Google Search app takes the guesswork out of it and lets you compare the nutritional value of virtually any two foods. Just press the mic on your […]

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How to Extend the Life of a Blow-Out

You shell out a lot of time and good money for a blow-out—don’t let it go to waste by washing your hair the next day (or even that night!). In fact, certain hair types can keep a blow-out sleek for up to five whole days. Naeemah Carre, a former stylist at Blow NY, a salon in New York City, advises […]

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The “Oh Well” Method

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the April 2014 issue of Real Simple.] Cleaning your house, if you really want it done well, is a full-time job. You could literally spend every waking hour of the day making something better, sparklier, less stained, dust-free. Yes, things fall apart, as Yeats famously explained, but things also develop a […]

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A Quick Tip for Long-Lasting Eyeliner

Does this scene sound familiar?: You spend a few minutes in the morning carefully applying eyeliner, but by the time you get home at night, you’re rocking bare lids. If you’re looking to extend the length of your makeup, look to the formula you’re using. The hard and fast rule is that liquid and gel liners last longer than pencil. […]

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A Better Way to Tie Your Shoes (Seriously!)

It sounds silly, but it’s true: You’re probably tying your shoes the wrong way. Your parents or kindergarten teacher most likely taught you the easiest version of the classic knot, and we’re willing to bet that you’ve been tying your shoes the same way ever since. Enter Terry Moore, the director of the Radius Foundation, and this three-minute TED Talks […]

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10 Tips & Tricks to Help You Get Ready Faster in the Morning from SHEFINDS.com

Not a morning person? SHEFINDS.com has some tips for you. For one: Did you know that something as simple as switching to satin pillowcases could save you a few minutes in the morning? The silky texture of these pillows is easier on your hair and will leave you with less of a mess to deal with in the AM. To shed […]

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This Week, I’m Determined to Thrive

Do you remember the teen phenom skier Mikaela Shiffrin from the Sochi Olympics? The girl who won our hearts by winning the gold medal in…well, whatever it was. And while I don’t remember her event (anyone, help?), I do remember reading this about her: she is known for being able to take a nap right before a race. I will […]

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Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend!

A quick reminder: If you live in an area that observes Daylight Saving time, it begins Sunday, March 9, at 2:00 a.m. Be sure to turn your clock forward one hour—and start enjoying that extra daylight! Fearing the lost hour of sleep? Get tips for becoming a morning person.

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How to Avoid Kitchen Clutter

Do you find half-filled cups, glasses, and mugs throughout your house at the end of each day? If the kitchen clutter is driving you up the wall, consider creating a designated spot for the not-quite-empty vessels. By choosing one table or counter where everyone can put their beverages that they have every good intention of eventually finishing, you create a […]

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Imagine If Proust Had Known About Jean Naté

[Note: A version of this article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Real Simple.] I mean, maybe I’ve never had a really, really good madeleine, but I find them a bit, shall we say, subtle. How that delicate taste could evoke such a strong reaction in Marcel Proust is beyond me. Or maybe it just substantiates why he […]

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