Ashley Grady

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18 Homemade Cereal Bar Recipes to Make Back-to-School a Breeze

Just like that, summer is almost over, and soon the kiddos will be heading back to school. You already have a ton of bento box ideas for their lunch, but what about breakfast? No-bake granola bars are great, but nothing gets kids excited *quite* like their favorite cereal. If cereal bars are your …

The Exact Hair Elastics Ariana Grande Uses to Keep Her Ponytail in Place

Sure, Ariana Grande has evolved a lot this year. The sultry tone and intense vocals on her latest album, <i>Dangerous Woman</i>, are a strict departure from her demure attitude and restrained vibe on her previous album, and it solidifies Grande's longstanding place in the pop-music world. But there's one …

33 Striking Africa-Inspired Home Decor Ideas

Africa is an exotic place, which excites and stays on your mind forever, once you see it. If you love this part of the world but can’t go there, you …

Home Decorating

Grand designs for a flat fee: These six sites will help you decorate your home

Interior designer might sound like a job ready-made for a rom-com heroine, but it’s a profession you can earn credentials for and that is a crucial …

11 Ways to Add a Touch of Summer To Your Home

From metallic elements to unexpected color pops...<p>With summer in full swing, adding pops of color and fresh touches to your home is a simple way to fête the season and have your interior reflect the warm weather mood. Here, peruse interior inspiration straight from Pinterest, and ensure that your …

32 Amazing Deck Lighting Ideas Which Add A Charm To Your House

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Interior Design

The best portable solar battery charger

<i>By Mark Smirniotis</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After considering 70 models and testing portable solar battery chargers for over 30 hours, we think the Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is the one to get if you …

Gear & Gadgets

Here's What's Really in Your Sushi and 13 Other Foods You Eat Every Day

Is nothing sacred?<p>With all of the organic and natural options at the grocery store these days, you probably assume you know what's going in your cart. But guess what? It's pretty much a guarantee that something you're buying isn't what you think it is, according to the new book <i>Real Food/Fake Food:</i> …

15 Beds Made Much Cooler with IKEA Hacks

You'll rest easy in these clever creations.<p>These intrepid DIYers threw the typical sleeping set-up out the window. A new paint job, strategically placed curtains, and faux canopies take these beds from boring to brilliant.

Take precautions during laser hair removal, researchers advise

(Reuters Health) - The smelly “burning hair” smoke released during laser hair removal could be a health hazard, especially for people with heavy exposure to it, researchers report.<p>The smoke contains chemicals that irritate the airways and are known to cause cancer, Dr. Gary Chuang told Reuters …

20 Paleo Desserts That Look Insanely Good

The Paleo diet has become more and more popular over the years, mimicking our ancient ancestors’ most basic diet of vegetables, meats, fruits, and …

Nutrition

A successful entrepreneur and best-selling author explains 8 things you should never say while networking

It used to be reserved for gatherings and parties, but today networking can happen online as well.<p>With all the increased communication and casual aspects of the internet, knowing safe and effective things to say is challenging at best.<p>At worst, you can miss the mark with a comment and even offend …

A Genius Chocolate (Vegan) Birthday Cake with Super-Fluffy Frosting

This is a banner day: There are not one but <i>two</i> secret ingredients in this genius chocolate cake. They help make the whole thing vegan (so that everyone at the party can take a slice), but better yet—and is the case with so many genius vegan recipes—the constraints of axing eggs and butter led to …

The Best Makeup Colors for Green Eyes

The range of green eye colors is pretty much endless. Varying degrees of golden or rooty brown undertones make each pair of green eyes totally unique and equally as mesmerizing....

The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier

From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier."<p>This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known …

Skin Care

13 dainty anklets that will help you become a summer goddess

The first day of summer is next Monday – which is crazy, right?! <i>But also super exciting</i>. To get in the right mindset for this magical time of year, …

23 Products For People Who Hate To Clean

Unstress your mess.

One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Extra virgin olive oil<br>2 cloves garlic, finely chopped<br>2 cups low-sodium chicken broth<br>1 cup low-fat milk<br>9 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or …

Why I Wear My Wedding Dress All the Time

I wear my wedding dress regularly. Considering the financial and emotional toll of acquiring one, shouldn’t every bride do the same? These gowns result from months of sweat (elbowing your way into one silk taffeta cream puff after another), tears (of frustration and, finally, bliss), and yes, even …

Nether say Nether – This Dutch cyclist built a solar powered electric bicycle

It’s never surprising to see innovative cycling ideas come from The Netherlands, a country that’s globally known for using bikes as their primary …

Solar Panels

We Shopped So You Don't Have To: Zappos Summer Shoes Edition

You'll want to ZAP these right into your closet. We combed through Zappos so you don't have to, picking out the cutest and comfiest summer shoes (as reviewed by the people who bought them).

5 Things A Travel Agent Learned At Her Own Destination Wedding

photo credit: Eternal Embrace via photopin (license)<p>Last December, I wrote a post on my blog called "Three Big Signs a Destination Wedding is Right For You."<p>Now that I've had my own destination wedding, I think it's only fair that I update you on my experiences.<p>In April, my husband and I dragged 50 …

Where to Buy the Off-the-Shoulder Dress Dakota Fanning (and Everyone Else) Is Wearing This Summer

There are times when wearing the same dress as someone else is a complete nightmare — the Oscars, your birthday party, a <i>child's</i> birthday party (and you're wearing an outfit that's eerily similar to said child), for instance. But there are exceptions to this rule, especially when it comes to an item …

Clothing

How To Wake Up with Gorgeous Hair Every Morning

Tips for a chic look that'll take you from your first cup of coffee, all the way to cocktails.<p>A.M. hair can be unpredictable—you never know what you'll see when you turn on the bathroom light. On a hectic morning, the last thing you want to worry about is your hair. We asked expert stylists how to …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

Watch Supermodel Lily Aldridge Decode Her Easy Summer Beauty Routine in 90 Seconds

“You don’t look very cool when you’re putting mascara on,” says Lily Aldridge, craning her neck forward to apply two quick coats of it. The Victoria’s Secret Angel is here at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles to decode her easy summer look for <i>Beauty Secrets</i>, a forthcoming video series that …

Jen Atkin Shares 3 Styles to Make Even Dirty, Post-Gym Hair Look Chic

No time to wash? No problem!<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into 2016! Take your hair to the next level with tutorials from none other than Kardashian-Jenner hair guru and founder of OUAI haircare Jen Atkin every Monday, all month long.</b><p>First, we learned how to make a twisty topknot, then, I schooled …

21 Head-Turning Statement Shoes to Wear with Your Cap & Gown

Aside from DIYing your cap to match your commencement sentiments, your only opportunity to stand out on graduation day is by rocking a killer pair of shoes that truly speak to who you are, or who you’re aiming to become. Avoid having to answer the dreaded “So what are you going to do after …

Blake Lively Dons Cinderella Dress at Cannes

It may not be her movie premiere, but it's definitely her ball.<p>Blake Lively, former princess of the Upper East Side, decided to be another princess at the Cannes Film Festival's premiere of <i>Slack Bay (Ma Loute)</i> this evening. Take in her Cinderella gloriousness in all its detail, from the jewel …

22 Summer 2016 Books You Won’t Want To Miss

Soak up these family dramas, advice column collections and near-future hijinks.<p>This summer, in addition to the obvious 2016 warm-weather pastime of drinking watermelon water while listening to “Lemonade,” we’re looking forward to reading new books! Because, although we are big proponents of couch …

Books