Deborah Birmingham

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10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Improve Your Life

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

7 Bedroom Cleaning Ideas You'll Actually Want To Try

Feel like your room is clean in ~no time~.

Everything you ever wanted to know about vertigo (but were too dizzy to ask)

Is it the result of stress? Or an ear infection? And will it actually go away if rest is avoided?<p>Up to one in 10 people will experience vertigo, dizziness or unsteadiness in any given year. In the vast majority of cases, the symptoms are unpleasant but harmless, and get better without treatment. …

Vertigo

12 Struggles Only Girls With Depression Will Understand

No. 8 is too real.<p><b>1. You're tired all the time</b><b>.</b> Literally what does it feel like to be awake and full of energy?<p><b>2. Which means you miss so many fun parties.</b> And for some reason, saying, "Sorry, I couldn't make it I was feeling really weird and depressed and had to stay in" makes people …

7 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

'Anxiety is sometimes in the background of my life, barely discernible, and sometimes standing right next to me, breathing down my neck.'<p>If a friend …

Sally Brampton: I told myself - 'Get over yourself. Stop snivelling. Stop whining...'

<b>Tributes have been pouring in for Sally Brampton - journalist, editor, author and mother - who tragically died on Tuesday this week, after walking into the sea near her Sussex home. Her death followed a long period of intermittent but severe depression.</b><p><b>Here, her former colleague and friend Sali</b> …

How much severance do we owe a long-time employee?

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>As an employer, how do we know how much severance is reasonable to dismiss a long-time employee? Our executive assistant is 40 years old, and has been with us for 10 years. But she is not able to support our team adequately now, as our work has shifted recently – we require someone who …

The Fixer: What to Do About an Annoying, Itchy Sweater

1. Turn the perpetrator inside out and soak it in cold water and a few tablespoons of white vinegar for 15 minutes, being sure all the fibers are thoroughly saturated. Drain.<p>2. While the sweater is still wet, gently massage a generous amount of hair conditioner into the fibers. Avoid stretching the …

Hair Care

The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

Finally, an easy way to decode those complicated tutorials.<p>Eyeliner, eye shadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, I have an easy guide to each part of the eye so …

Rugrats artists reimagines characters as adults

It’s a time-honored Internet tradition to reimagine beloved animated characters as contemporary, real-world people, in bizarre and unexpected …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Breakfast

The Lazy Girl's Guide To A Classic Smoky Eye

<b>By Elizabeth Siegel, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Delphine Achard/WWD)</i><p>Dark, smoky eye makeup is going to make you look either really sexy or really tired. Here's how to pull off the perfect nighttime look without looking like you've been out all night.<p><b>Sharpen your pencil.</b> If you don't line your upper inner rims, …

Try Serena Williams' Super Quick Happiness Hack

It's all in the wrist.<p>In the November issue of Wired, for which she's both the guest editor and cover girl, tennis pro Serena Williams reveals a technological trick that pretty much guarantees a good mood. She writes:<p>I started using affirmations as the passwords to my phone and my computer. (No, …

Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Korean Beauty Trend—Glass Nails

It’s no surprise that Korean beauty trends are taking over the Internet as well as our beauty arsenals. Gear up, fellow Korean beauty-lovers. There’s …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

5 Major Mascara Mistakes You're Probably Making (and What to Do Instead)

You'll never have to worry about clumps again.<p>Eyelashes are tricky. For every fierce and flirty look you've created with mascara, you've probably had an equally disastrous experience. Avoid these common mascara blunders, and you'll never have to deal with clumping or smudging again.<p>Your new …

The Simple Way to Living A Mindful Life Today

<b>For a long time I didn't understand what mindfulness was.</b><p>I used to think that meditating was all about entering a blissful trance state. I used to think that mindfulness was all about making your mind totally silent. And whenever I was meditating I thought I was doing it wrong, because, well, I …

Articles about 7 modern brick facades and interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Yves Borghs and Katleen van Ammel wanted their new house to offer maximum privacy but also maximum light.<p>There is something so aesthetically pleasing about brick.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Peek …

Architecture

Articles about 6 compact living situations on Dwell.com - Dwell

Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often "disappointing and...<p>In the face of often pessimistic news screens about leaking oil pipelines, …

Logging

How Fast Can Jessica Alba Get Ready? Watch Her Transform in Less Than a New York Minute

“I appreciate the moment when I can spend 25 minutes on my face—but I usually have five to 10!” That’s <b>Jessica Alba</b>, the actress and Honest Company founder, who recently stopped by the Vogue.com offices amid a whirlwind schedule of New York City events—from sitting front row at Thakoon’s Spring ’16 …

The Surprising Reason Why Some Women Are Shaving Their Faces

It's not all about hair removal.<p>Marilyn Monroe was rumored to do it first. More recently, Caroline Manzo of <i>The Real Housewives of New Jersey</i> said she swears by it, while former <i>Bachelor</i> contestant Michelle Money uploaded a YouTube tutorial on how to DIY.<p>I’m talking about shaving your face, and it’s …

Disney Princesses Reimagined as Pinup Girls With Tattoos Are Seriously Badass

Simply stunning.<p>You've seen what happens when you give Disney princesses Instagram and cell phones, when they're not wearing makeup, if they had realistic body hair, and what they'd look like reimagined as velociraptors, but if you thought you'd seen them all, you're wrong, because there is <i>always</i> …

How to combat anxiety (hint: it’s not deep breathing)

Voice-over actors are talking up the apps that help them get work

Beau Stephenson gets gigs as a voice-over actor in much the same way people order a car on Uber or find a date on Tinder.<p>The 27-year-old Pasadena resident flips on his computer and logs on to an online marketplace that connects voice actors to clients who need them. Profiles are searchable, have …

10 Things Your Eyes Say About You

<i>Photo by Cecile Lavabre/Getty Images</i><p>Forget the whole soul thing—the eyes are actually a window to your health. "Simply by looking in someone's eyes, we can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what's going on in the rest of the body," says Rahul Khurana, MD, a …

180- Reefer Madness

Survival Strategies for Those Who Are Anxious in Relationships

I'm sure you've heard all the guidance popularized by 'Find Your Ideal Partner" self-help books--perhaps most famously promoted in a bestseller called 'The Rules'--even if you've been wise enough to avoid such publications. The so called words of wisdom have become cultural memes, passed from one …

Wrap session: 50 of the best coats for autumn – in pictures

Being warm or being chic – what matters more? Whatever your priority here are 50 of this season’s best to help you decide

Coats

Mindful Mondays: A reminder to take things slow every now and then

With temperatures beginning to get cooler and fall just around the corner, it's time to transition into a more positive mindset in wake of the changing seasons.<p>RELATED: Hoda Kotb's 5 'secrets of happiness' she tries to do every day<p>In the coming weeks, we'll be sharing inspirational quotes and …

Youth by Paolo Sorrentino

VOGUE HOMMES CULTURE<p><b>One of the greatest injustices at this year's Cannes Film Festival was the failure of Paolo Sorrentino's vivid, exhilarating film</b> …