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How to Wear Festival-Inspired Braids to the Office

The first weekend of Coachella signifies the true moment when we know that festival season has officially kicked off. We’ve already got you up to speed on Coachella street style and all the spring fashion trends we spotted, so now it’s time to take this festival inspo and apply it IRL. If you’re …

Hairstyling

6 Flat Iron Hacks for Flawless Waves

Because mastering the flat-iron wave is hard!<p>There's a high chance you own a flat iron and know that you can create waves with a straightener, but can't quite master *flawless* waves. Cue the knowledge that's about to be bestowed upon you in this post.<p><b>1. Create cool-girl bends (rather than</b> …

Hair

Having the Here’s-What-I-Want Conversation With Your Boss

One person stands between you and your next raise or promotion: your boss. While others on the leadership team — and even your peers — may exert some influence on your career future, it’s your direct supervisor who can pull the strings to either grant or deny your chance for advancement. But to get …

1 Tool, 2 Cool Lip Looks

Why haul around your whole lipstick arsenal when this pencil does it all?<p>An extremely minor beauty drama: You won't be able to stop home after work, but you're not sure if your happy hour look should involve that soft, diffused color you're seeing everywhere or the bold, bright lip that reliably …

Makeup

10 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Quick fixes and genius tricks for all your most annoying bra struggles.<p>While finding the right size is half the battle, tricky necklines, falling straps, and poking underwires are just some of the problems every girl faces at one time or another. From tips for making your bras last longer and …

Clothing

The 10 Best Carbs to Eat for Weight Loss

For years we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when you're trying to lose weight … but not so fast! Turns out, there are some carbs you're going to want to keep around.<p>For <i>years</i> we've been hearing that cutting carbs should be a cornerstone of most diets when …

7 Moves That Will Seriously Transform Your Butt

In just three weeks.<p>When you've exhausted every fitness class in the land and the plateau is real, one final frontier in the quest for change promises next-level results–New York City's Bodies by P. Founded by former athlete (and ModelFit alum) Stephen Pasterino, the hyper-precise workout is …

6 Hairstyles for When You Just Can't Wash Your Hair

You got dry shampoo and five minutes? You can do this.<p>Some days, you just don't want to wash your hair. Celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett is here to save your (bad hair) day — No matter your hair texture! — with six gorgeous, wash-not-necessary styles you can bang out with the help of your BFF: …

Hair

20 Easy Valentine's Day Hair Ideas

Get your hair from office-appropriate to date-ready in less time than it takes to say, "Valentine's Day is just an excuse to buy candy."<p>Get your hair from office-appropriate to date-ready in less time than it takes to say "Valentine's Day is just an excuse to buy candy."<p>Updo With Edge<p>Slicked …

Hairstyling

16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

12 Beauty Hacks To Try Now

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, try these beauty tricks using a toothbrush.<p><b>1. Spray the bristles of an old toothbrush with hairspray to help tame flyaways.</b><p>Since the bristles of each toothbrush are positioned so close together, they act as a super-tiny boar bristle brush. Spray the head of the …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

24 Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

From the editors at Cosmo.com, fun and unusual ways to cut down on your styling time.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

3 Exercises That Work Better Than Jumping Jacks

The thing about cardio is that it can bore you to tears in, like, a second (looking at you, elliptical). But you can get it done without slaving away on a treadmill and subsequently wanting to kill yourself.<p>Exhibit A: Jumping jacks. This classic exercise is an awesome way to activate just about …

5 Sculpting Moves To Get You Bikini Ready

The countdown to summer has begun. Whether you're suiting up for a quick getaway or undoing the damage of months of hibernation, here are five total body moves that will sculpt you head to toe—fast.<p>Ben Hart, a personal trainer and CEO and founder of Qinetic, an online health and fitness community …

This Colorful Wedding Is A Whole New Level Of Adorable

<i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on February 19.</i><p>After we saw all of Conny and Stephan’s wedding, we were convinced of two things — short …

13 Diet Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Quirky diets hacks to make staying slim easier.<p><b>2) Chew, chew, chew, chew…and chew some more.</b> According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of <i>Foodist,</i> studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less. FWIW, …

16 Tips to Make You Oh-So Photogenic

With wedding season in full swing, there are bound to be cameras around. And while it’s safe to say we all probably remember our worst photo sesh faux pas, from closed eyes to a double chin, there’s no need to deal with that nonsense this summer. The solution? Take some advice from models, …

Shailene Woodley

3 Summer Updos You Can Do in Under 5 Minutes

Summertime, and you know what they say about the living being oh-so-easy. Your hair should be easy, too! The best thing about summer hairstyles is that somehow the more messy and undone the finished look is, the better. Can’t really beat that, can you? Here are three super easy, super fresh updos …

Hairstyling

50 Ideas To Make Your Tiny Apartment So Next Level

Making the most of tight quarters can be tricky. You're most likely renting, you're probably tapped out by an exhausting job that pays your …

The Best Eyeliners For Every Look

Photo credit: Image Source / Digital Vision<p>Eyeliner is one of the most difficult makeup products to apply -- our hands are never steady and if we're lucky, our winged liner will appear symmetrical. But there's no need to worry, because there are great eyeliners out there to avoid lining …

How to Use Scotch Tape to Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner

Luckily, sketching on exotic cat eyes just got a whole lot easier thanks to this one sticky trick.<p>Let's face it: Unless you have a degree in geometry, the steady hands of a surgeon, or an inclination for art, mastering the technique of liquid eyeliner is just plain hard. Luckily, sketching on …

Chic Summer Hair

Stressing over your hair is the last thing you need once the warm weather hits. Here are the go-to styles that are as effortless as the season itself.<p><b>Sky High Pony</b><p>"When the sun comes up usually one's hair follows—and for those with especially long and/or thick hair, the best way to stay cool this …

The New Stress Solution

Feeling wrung out? Barring the off-chance you can drop everything and move to the South of France, check out this easy expert advice for how to keep calm.<p>As the clinical director of New York's buzzed-about YinOva Center, a holistic-based medical practice, Jill Blakeway has seen her share of strung …