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42 Impossibly Fun Wedding Photo Ideas You'll Want To Steal

You'll look back ever so fondly.

Choosing Wedding Shoes Tips and Ideas

When it comes to your wedding shoes, comfort is key! After all, anybody who has ever really thought about Cinderella's glass slippers knows she didn't accidentally lose one on her way to the carriage — she'd taken those painful heels-from-hell off hours before. Sadly, often the prettiest shoes are …

11 sweet, sweet brunch ideas you’ll want to make right now

Brunch is a special and sacred thing that somehow manages to be so much better than just breakfast and lunch combined.<p>It’s the meal where that comes …

7 Wedding Makeup Rules Every Bride Should Know

When it comes to wedding makeup, standard beauty norms fly out the window. For example, that whole bare-faced, “I woke up like this” look that’s …

5 Important Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Venue

You've got the ring, picked the date and you've got a rough idea of your guest list headcount. Now it's time to figure out where you're getting married. (Hopefully, you already know if you're getting married in your hometown or having a destination wedding. That's important so you don't waste your …

How To: Make Incredible Chocolate Mousse in Five Minutes, with Only Two Ingredients

I'm not a huge dessert guy. I mean, I like sweets as much as anyone, but I don't crave them often, and would much rather waste the calories on salty, …

Obama Makes This Declaration To The American People: “We are not at war with Islam”

By onFebruary 19, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>Obama just made this declaration to the American people:<p>We are not at war with Islam… …

Easy Basic Pancakes

Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy recipe will help you whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making pancake batter from scratch is so simple that you'll wonder why you never did it before!

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Here’s Everything You Need to Consider If You’re Planning an Outdoor Wedding

There’s something special about saying “I do” out-of-doors, with the sun shining, the birds chirping, and a light breeze blowing through your veil as you walk down the aisle to your dearly beloved. Sounds great, right? Well, if you’ve dreamed of getting married outside, there are a few things you …

Things Your Baker Needs to Know About Your Wedding

*You might think that your baker just needs to know what flavors and the general appearance you'd like your wedding cake to be, but there's more to it than that. Besides logistics such as the size of your wedding and a description of its style, there's a few other nitty gritty items that'll really …

What to Wear When Trying on Wedding Dresses

Shopping for a wedding dress is exciting (congrats if it's on your to-do list!). It's tempting to book the first appointment possible and run straight in, but let's talk—this is one of those situations where some thoughtful prep is a good idea. Before you head in, make sure to plan out what …

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Finding yourself trimming a lot? Prevent splits and lubricate your ends with products that help to prevent and temporarily mend natural weathering of your curls.

Are you forever trying to find ways to mend or reverse split ends? Can split ends be repaired? Are you only left with the dreaded scissors or is …

Hair Care

Everything You Need to Do if You're Getting Married in 12 Months

Plenty of newly-engaged ladies are in the midst of setting their wedding date, but once you cross that big to-do off your list, you'll find there are tons more waiting for you. Between securing your dream DJ, having your dress altered, and crafting the perfect menu, juggling all of your pre-wedding …

How to Tell Your Boss You're Getting Married

An engagement is something brides and grooms expect everybody to celebrate with them. It's a happy time and the enthusiasm bubbles over and spreads. But there's one person in each of your lives who might not be as excited about the news as everyone else — your boss. Not to say he or she isn't happy …

What Type of Printing Should You Use on Your Wedding Invitation?

Lately, we have been exploring ways to really make your wedding stationery shine and set the tone for your wedding day. We want to help you select …

Weddings

Wedding Hangover Kits

Hangover kits are definitely one of our favorite recent wedding trends — your guests will appreciate a few goodies to help recover from your epic celebration. Tuck them into guests' welcome bags or display them near the exit at the end of the reception for everyone to pick up on their out — they'll …

These Wedding Details Will Appeal to Coffee-Loving Brides and Grooms

<i>By Rachel Torgerson for TheKnot.com</i><p>If your love for coffee goes beyond one cup a day, consider adding some quirky caffeine details to your wedding decor or your favor ideas! From using the aromatic beans as a way to amp up your escort card display to filling up glass vases with beans and candles …

Weddings

Tricks to Cutting the Wedding Guest List

Sure, figuring our your guest list isn't as fun as, say, shopping for your wedding dress or the cake-tasting, but the paring-down process <i>can</i> be a whole lot easier than you think. The key is to make a set of cutting rules — and actually stick to them until you reach your magic number. Deciding on a …

Ways to Save $2,000 on Your Big Day

As hard as you try to set and stick to a manageable wedding budget, unexpected expenses almost always pop up and derail your careful planning. We've already given you tips that will cut $500 and $1,000 off your bottom line, but now we're tackling an even larger number that will make a huge impact. …

Tips for Planning Your Own Wedding

It can be a lot of fun to plan your entire wedding, or even just parts and pieces. But DIY-ing your entire celebration also has some potential pitfalls that every bride and groom should be aware of so they don't end up with problems.<p>If you plan ahead, and if you assign every task that needs to be …

Read Excerpts From Joni Ernst's Response To The State Of The Union Address

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) will deliver the Republican Party's official response to President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address.<p>Below, excerpts from her speech as prepared for delivery:<p>“I’d like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to …

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

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Learn About Music Theory With This Easy-To-Understand Online Book

If you've always wanted to learn more about song writing and the structure of music, this free online book is filled to the brim with pages that make …

What to Do When You're Expecting an Engagement Ring

You know the time is coming. Maybe you and your boyfriend went ring shopping together a few months before, or you guy has been dropping hints. Whatever the case, you know the marriage proposal is imminent — and you plan to say yes! People always joke about what to do when you're expecting a baby, …

Intimate backyard wedding: Laura + Josh

Apr <i>19</i><p>Categories Real Weddings<p>This wedding embodies everything there is to love about spring and summer. Outdoor dining, family gatherings, drinking …

How To Fall Asleep Fast: Sleep Tips To Help You Nod Off

According to the NHS, most of the population have experienced difficulty in getting to sleep at some point. Plus, staggeringly, over a third of …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

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 …