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The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

Learn how to stop abusing your tresses and get gorgeous hair<p>If you want shiny, gorgeous hair—and, really, who doesn’t?—then you should pay close attention to how you treat your strands. How you wash, dry, and style can seriously affect the health and appearance of your locks. Are you making these …

Hair Care

10 Ways to Actually Keep Your 2015 Fitness Goals

From the editors of ELLE.com, this year will be different, right? Right!<p>For the past few weeks, we've been laying around the house munching on sweets with our families by day and <i>over-indulging</i> with our friends by night—hey, it's just that time of year. Now, it's time to regain our collective focus. …

Fitness

Do Thinning Shears and Razors Cause Hair Damage?

Most of us get haircuts to get rid of damaged hair, so when I heard that thinning shears—the type of clippers some hairstylists use to cut thicker hair textures—and razors might <i>cause</i> these types of hair issues, I had to investigate. The bad news: Yes, thinning shears can cause damage (when used …

10 Steps To A New Year, New You

Revamp your routine and update your look—stat.<p>1) GET FIT FAST<p>Stick to your resolution by signing up for in-demand trainer Adam Rosante's 21-Day Reset Challenge, which includes a food plan plus quickie workouts and a daily e-mail from the fitness guru himself ($29.97, reset21.com). After three …

Skin Care

The Best Drugstore Mascara

No clumping, flaking or drying out. Plus, see all of the past beauty must-haves.<p>Mascara should be easy. It should require no thought to apply, deliver reliable results each time, hold up all day and wash off without too much effort; no need for a fancy package or colorful shade or innovative, …

Makeup

The Secret Trick to Nailing the Perfect Cat-Eye

It's so much easier than you think.<p><i>This article was written by Ally Marie Corliss and repurposed with permission from Birchbox.</i><p>Let's face it: For those of us without steadfast, surgeon-like hands or a professional makeup crew on call, inky, jet-black liner is intimidating. One false tug is all it …

Makeup

The 10 Biggest Hair Care Mistakes

<b>2. Brushing the Ends Only</b><br>You’ve heard that brushing too much causes breakage, but your scalp’s natural oils are one of the best conditioners out there. Massage your scalp with a wooden-bristle brush like Widu to stimulate circulation and hair growth and brush from roots to ends to add luster …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out exactly the …

10 New Year's Resolutions That Could Actually Change Your Life

Among my clients, I see many people who are stressed and overwhelmed or just apathetic and unhappy. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions that will allow you to live the life you deserve. If you stop these behaviors, you'll have stopped undercutting your potential to be happy long term.<p><b>1. Get enough</b> …

The Simple but Overlooked Key to Achieving Your Dreams

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of being a writer.<p>Then life happened. I listened to everyone but my own soul, the dream of a writing career feel by the wayside, and I followed a much more traditional career path.<p>Then the voice of my inner spirit and guide started pestering me loudly. And once …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

Entertainment

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Workouts

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.<p>Visuals can help turn a complex …

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

Stomach fat, be gone!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness.</i><p>Clean eating and hitting the gym can help you reach your weight-loss goal, but you might find you have a little extra pooch around your midsection. Here are three things you can do to …

Fitness

The 9 Best Winter Skincare Tricks

Have super hot skin—even when it's frigid out

Skin Care

The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have These 5 Traits | Inc.com

Have you wondered what separates entrepreneurs from everyone else? Is it a Type-A personality? Is it being a visionary? Is it being an inspirational leader? While many entrepreneurs do possess those traits, they aren't necessarily the most common ones among successful entrepreneurs. Sure they can …

Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

Make school lunches healthy and fun with these easy brown bag lunch ideas. Transform classic lunches, from tuna to PB&J to turkey and cheese, into healthier recipes. Kids will also love the healthy snack ideas that will keep them full throughout the day.<p>The simplest and healthiest foods stay …

Healthy Eating

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

Cleaning

After 16 hours, an exit from stalled casino boat

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — After 16 hours stuck at sea, passengers stranded on a casino boat that ran aground off Georgia's coast were ferried to shore …

The 15 Best-Paying Jobs For Young Professionals

Two months ago, the class of 2014 left the gates of their beloved alma maters. Fortunately for them, there are some great-paying jobs they can pursue.<p>With help from Payscale, the creator of the world's largest database of individual compensation profiles, containing more than 40 million today, …

How the 25 Richest Americans Failed Miserably | Inc.com

It's common knowledge that most entrepreneurs fail at some point. Sometimes it's a colossal failure that results in a startup closing its doors.<p>Other times, it's just a little hiccup that makes for a great story. Regardless of the severity of the failure, many successful individuals have had just …

Bill Gates

Citigroup pays $7B to resolve government probe; DOJ hints more banks could be investigated

U.S. Associate Attorney General Tony West said Monday that more American banks could be taken to task for their handling of mortgage-backed securities in the “very near future.”<p>West made the comments during a press conference where U.S. authorities announced Citigroup had agreed to pay $7 billion - …

Asian shares firm, count on Fed's support

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks and the euro fell on Tuesday after shares in Portugal’s biggest listed bank hit a record low, while a plunge in German economic sentiment pushed up borrowing costs for some peripheral euro zone countries.<p>A man walks past the London Stock Exchange in the City of …

Chinese bank loans beat expectations as Beijing props up growth | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing stepped up efforts to re-energize China’s economy in June, pumping in more money and pressing banks to extend more loans, but analysts say more stimulus will be needed to sustain recovery.<p>100 Yuan notes are seen in this illustration picture in Beijing November 5, 2013. …

Banks lead US stocks higher in early trading

Banks are leading an early advance in U.S. stocks after JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs turned in better results than investors were expecting.<p>The …

JPMorgan pulls back from mortgage lending on foreclosure worries | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the second-largest U.S. mortgage lender, is backing away from making home loans to less creditworthy borrowers after losing faith in its ability to recover much money from foreclosing on homes, even with government guarantees.<p>A screen displays JP Morgan …