Courtney Mercier

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YouTube's New Parental Controls Make Monitoring Kids' Screen Time Easy AF

Approving what YouTube content your kids are exposed to is now easier than ever<p>If you have kids, you know how YouTube obsessed they can become at any …

Kids

The Best Hair Dryer, According to Hairstylists and Blowout Experts

For this dispatch on hair dryers, we spoke to celebrity hairstylists Andrew Fitzsimons and Adel Chabbi of Adel Atelier; Paris’s most famous …

Hairstyling

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

1 of 24<p>Check Out A Few Of Our Favorites:<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 24<p>One-Length Lob<p>3 of 24<p>Rounded Bob<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 24<p>Smooth Crop<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Hairstyling

The 5 Best Moisturizing Night Creams

The dreaming hours: a time for rest, relaxation, and skin repair. If you're like me, your nighttime skin care routine is very important, and making …

Sensitive Skin

Ooh la la! Say bonjour to the French fringe

I’ve been stuck in the same hair groove for 10 years, I just didn’t realise it until I cut it.<p>Never one to fall in line with convention, I was resistant to the idea of adapting my hairstyle with my age. Why shouldn’t I sashay through my 40s with long, nothing hair? Of course, you can get away with …

Hair

This $50 Sunscreen Is Worth Every Penny — Yes, Even in the Fall

I spent more money on ice cream and braided friendship bracelets than I did on SPF when I was in high school. Sunscreen just didn't seem worth the …

Skin Care

7 Products That Make My Skin Look Better Overnight

Most skincare pros will argue that patience and consistency are key if you want to see results. I call bullshit. While I won't understate the …

Skin Care

The One Natural Supplement You Should Take Every Day To Fight Bloat

There’s nothing more frustrating than experiencing bloat right in the middle of the day. The abdominal discomfort that comes with the gassiness of a …

Mom Shares an Easy Hack For Making Her Daughters Feel Confident at School

After enrolling in a challenging and fast-paced workout class, Rachel Macy Stafford, an author and blogger at The Hands Free Revolution, learned just how important encouraging others is. In a now-viral Facebook post, the mom of two explained that getting praised by her instructor when she needed it …

Middle School

According to Meghan Markle, this Under-The-Radar Hair Brand Is "Life-Changing"

We're not sure what we find more fascinating—the fact there's a brand new haircare line on the market Meghan Markle (and other celebrities like Kate …

Hair Care

We found the best toy to keep kids entertained at restaurants and on planes

Parents, stop what you're doing: we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>Parents, stop what you're doing — we've found the holy grail of restaurant toys.<p>They're called Plus-Plus blocks, and they are amazing: portable, educational, fun, affordable. And they have the rare mystical ability to …

5 Parenting Questions to Ask If Your Teen Spends Too Much Time Alone in Their Room

<i>This post written by Torie Henderson was originally featured on YourTango.</i><p><b>How much of your teen's need for privacy should you respect?</b><p>When it comes to parenting teenagers, you love your (sometimes difficult) teen and appreciate his growing need for privacy, but when your kid starts spending a lot …

The Drugstore Mascara VS Angel Lais Ribeiro Swears By

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

The One Collagen Supplement You Should Have Every Morning For Younger-Looking Skin

Younger-looking skin is something that we all strive for, but it can be hard to obtain if you’re not using the right stuff. Most people that the …

Skin Care

'Tricky People' Is A Better Approach Than 'Stranger Danger,' And Here's Why

We all grew up hearing about “stranger danger.” When we were finally allowed to ride our bikes to the corner store, or walk home from school, our …

Don't pressure your picky eater -- it doesn't work

<b>(CNN) —</b> "No! No eat!" your terrible 2-year-old said, pushing the green beans away. Now, mind you, this is a vegetable that used to be gobbled happily on a regular basis. Peaches, pears and another formerly yummy vegetable soon follow, discarded into the "Are you crazy? I don't eat this" pile.<p>What's …

How to Be the Best Plant Parent to Your Skin-Saving Aloe Vera Tree

Since moving into my studio apartment, I've told people I live alone. In fact, I actually have a secret boarder, and his name is Kevin. He is a little prickly, loves to spread out, and takes up the only window in my place. That's because Kevin is an aloe vera tree.<p>Kevin requires a lot of …

Little mean girls: Helping your daughter swim in those choppy social waters

By Carol Kaufmann<p>It hit us in fourth grade.<p>The girls in my daughter’s class began to divide themselves into groups. Reports of comments that someone was “fat” or not “cool enough” directed at girls I’d known since they were 5 became prime topics of discussions at home. I heard cruel insults about …

Middle School

This 30-Second Foot Scrub Makes My Shower Routine Feel Like a Spa Treatment

Typically, a shower is just a daily chore you try to get done as quickly as possible so you can move on to more important things—we hear you. But …

The Only In-Flight Skincare Routine a Beauty Editor Swears By

If you've ever walked off a long-haul flight feeling like Gollum from <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, you know how dehydrating airplanes can be. Even with a simple …

Skin Care

It Took Me 1 Year and Countless Shampoos Before I Finally Found My Holy Grail Product

I'm usually pretty laid-back about my appearance (read: lazy). Like, I honestly brush my hair twice a week and condition maybe once. Last year, though, disaster struck: my shampoo stopped working. I had been using a vegan, sulfate-free formula from Costco for three years and I loved it, but when I …

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

Your child wants to start a YouTube channel? Here are some points to consider.

By Devorah Heitner<p>It seems that online video stardom has replaced big-screen fame as a goal for young kids. And unlike making it big in Hollywood, becoming a YouTube star seems more accessible, because the platform is open to anyone. So it’s no surprise that many parents and teachers are telling me …

Social Media

The Surprising Organic Skincare Ingredient That Works Like Botox For The Skin

Not getting the results you want from your skincare products? Adding a new moisturizer or serum to your anti-aging skincare routine will only have an …

The Best Hair Oils That Won't Make Your Hair Look Oily

It's a common misconception in beauty that oil and grease are one and the same. But the same way you'll hear people with acne-prone skin speak of …

Kate Middleton's Stunning Yellow Dress Will Bring a Smile to Anyone's Face — Just Look at Prince William's!

After attending a Wimbledon match alongside her sister-in-law Meghan Markle in a polka-dot print dress by Jenny Packham, Kate Middleton is back for a second round. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event alongside her husband, Prince William, wearing yet another stunning outfit.<p>It seems like …

Geoffrey the Giraffe's "Vacation" Cements the End of Toys "R" Us

Rene Johnpiere<p>You may also like<p>Design<p>Toys "R" Us Is Selling Geoffrey the Giraffe and Sex Toy Domain Names<p>sex-toys-r-us.com is up for sale.<p>By Joanna …

Giraffes

I Parented Like A French Dad and My Kids Started Listening to Me

Mai oui, taking a distanced French perspective on kids will freak them out in a good way.<p>In the extremely best-selling parenting book, <i>Bringing Up …

I Stole My Pedicurist’s Secret to Smooth, Supple Feet

I’ve spent years trying to get a grip on my dry, calloused feet. I’ve cycled through all the usual methods — and the truth is that none of them are …

Why Honey Is So Good For Your Skin—And 10 Amazing Honey Beauty Products To Try

Honey seems to be popping up in natural beauty products left and right—but, besides smelling nice, does it really have any benefits for your skin and hair? Absolutely, says Susie Wang, founder of natural cosmetics line 100% Pure. “Honey contains 'pinocembrin,’ a flavonoid that does amazing things …