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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 …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

Learn from My Experience: Get a Whole House Humidifier

When I moved into my house from an apartment, I was used to humidifying my space with a small, stand-alone humidifier. When I bought a house, I …

How To Clean Sheets With Baking Soda And Vinegar

Today’s post is dedicated to the quest for clean, fresh-smelling sheets. No matter how expensive your sheets are, each time you sleep on them, they …

15 Secrets Every Home Cook Should Know

When it comes to prepping a well-made meal, safety and flavor take equal billing for professional chefs.<p>There's an expression used to define what goes on behind-the-scenes in a restaurant kitchen: "choreographed chaos." An efficient kitchen staff operates quickly, quietly, and keeps up with the …

26 Signature Cocktails to Serve at Your Wedding

You’ve already put so much thought into the details of your wedding — from your dress to your flowers to your vows — so don’t let the bar become an afterthought. Keep the beer and wine flowing, but when it comes to making a real “just married” statement, it’s all about the signature cocktail. With …

Weddings

20 Colorful Kitchen Finds Under $20

10 ways to perk up your kitchen.<p>These bright, bold, and affordable accessories instantly perk up your kitchen.

7 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Your Clitoris

Celebrate your pleasure powerhouse with these fascinating tidbits.

Beat the Heat! Chill Out With These Self-Cooling Beauty Products

Here at InStyle, the summer is already off to a great (and sweltering) start. And if you're like us, and searching for a way to keep cool without …

Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>Flaky sea salt …

Dessert

How not to raise a mean girl

I am one of the lucky ones. I didn't meet my first "mean girl" until freshman year of college.<p>Before I met her -- let's call her "Z" -- I lived life assuming that people would for the most part treat me the way I treated them. Oh, how wrong I was.<p>Z was close to my freshman roommate, who was the …

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 15 Items That Will Keep Your Old Man Dapper

<i>Image Source: Holiday Wallpaper</i><p>If you’re still trying to figure out what to get your dad on June 15, then we’re here to help. While you could get him …

Men's Fashion

7 Easy Ways to Cut Salt from Your Diet

None of which involve emptying your saltshaker<p>Salt is tricky: Even if you never sprinkle your meals with table salt, it’s still easy to take in way too much sodium. And just because your food doesn’t taste salty doesn’t mean it’s not riddled with the health wrecker.<p>So to make shaking your salt …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

How To Design a Bedroom that Grows with Your Child

Kids are notorious for changing their personal tastes from minute to minute. And, that’s okay – it’s all part of the fun of growing up.However, when …

Expert Picks: The 10 Best Mani-Pedi Combos for Summer

With sandals finally taking the place of slush-soaked boots, nails are in dire need of some TLC. We delved into the creative genius of three of the …

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Self-improvement

9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes

Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Pink Peach<p>Creamy Gold<p>Poppy Red<p>Coral Punch<p>Metallic Sand<p>Chartreuse<p>Hot Red<p>Retro Orange<p>Girly Pink

A Gentleman's Guide To Looking Smart At Every Kind Of Wedding

Wedding invitations are cluttering everyone's social calendar right now as we move into prime wedding season.<p>But dressing for summer weddings can be a challenge: You can't wear that tux to your friend's beach wedding or a seersucker suit to a black tie affair.<p>Toby Bateman, the Buying Director at …

Men's Fashion

The Best Apps For Moms

Mother's Day gift ideas (for every type of mom) that are free!<p>Photo: Getty Images<p>‪Shopping for Mother's Day can be a difficult task. Because aren't moms the hardest to shop for? This year, we're thinking of going digital. Here, we've rounded up the best apps for every type of mom out there. And …

How to Throw a Chic Southern Soirée

An Atlanta-based hostess' rules for entertaining.<p>Atlanta-based hostess Danielle Rollins shares her rules for entertaining.

The Secrets to Keeping Your Houseplants Alive

Choosing a houseplant for your space can be a daunting task if you've killed your fair share of plants in the past. But don't fret — just follow these simple tips from The Sill and you'll be a certified green thumb in no time. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.<p>According to the …

5 Insanely Charming Beach Houses You Can Rent This Summer

Over your home's decor and/or need a vacation? Escape to a dreamy summer destination and stay at someone else's digs.<p><b>Harbour Island, Bahamas</b><p>Interior design icon David Hicks' daughter—who is undeniably a tastemaker in her own right—India Hicks calls Harbour Island home. No wonder, the homes are as …

Lessons From My Mother: Love Is Fluid

Last week, I wrote a piece thanking the mothers of my friends and explaining that I am the beneficiary of their life's work. I feel their legacy in the ways that their children, my friends, support me on my own path of motherhood.<p>Upon reading this piece, a friend shared that "grandmothers, mothers …

How To Ground The Kids And Clean The House Without Lifting A Finger

Whoever came up with the idea that grounding kids meant sending them to their rooms clearly wasn't thinking big.<p>Lynette, a mom whose blog typically chronicles her incredible adventures in cake making, posted a photo of what looks to be a chore chart. But instead of monetary incentives, the kids …

Super Smoothies

Smoothies are kitchen superheroes. Packed with calcium, vitamins, and fiber they are also downright delicious. Blend one up for breakfast or an afternoon snack, and you'll have some happy sippers on your hands.<p>1 of 8<p>4 Ways to Make Your Favorite Smoothie Healthier<p>2 of 8<p>Berry Tasty<p>2 of 8<p>Bruce …

Kids and Pets: The Most Adorable Photos EVER

Whether they're snuggling together, licking each other's faces, or just hanging out, these ridiculously adorable kids and pets will make you say, "aww."<p>4 of 26<p>4 of 26<p>5 of 26<p>5 of 26<p>6 of 26<p>6 of 26<p>7 of 26<p>7 of 26<p>8 of 26<p>8 of 26<p>9 of 26<p>9 of 26<p>10 of 26<p>10 of 26<p>11 of 26<p>11 of 26<p>12 of 26<p>12 of 26<p>13 of 26<p>13 of 26<p>…

Who needs preservatives and sugar in their ketchup? Make your own delicious non-Newtonian fluid with some Roma tomatoes, salt, olive oil,…

Who needs preservatives and sugar in their ketchup? Make your own delicious non-Newtonian fluid with some Roma tomatoes, salt, olive oil, water, and some apple cider vinegar after you watch Zagat's How To: Make Ketchup.<p>In the archives: more recipe videos. How about some homemade pickles?

The one simple Facebook mistake most nonprofits make

Click the chart to see it at full size.<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, marketing …