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5 Cheap Natural Collagen Products Dermatologists Swear By For Women Over 30

A loss of collagen in the skin as we age is one of the main culprits behind fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. It’s also one of the more …

Skin Care

The Blackberry Hair-Color Trend Is the Perfect Shade of Purple for Anyone With a Dark Side

We love a bright, bold hair color. But when a dark, sultry shade pops up on our Instagram feeds with the same vivid allure (without the ultra-bright hues blended into a white-blonde base), we can't help but do a double take — and double tap. Especially when that hair color is named after something …

Found: The Moisturizing $5 Oil That Helps Your Hair Grow

We're constantly in search of ways to help our hair flourish. Right now, grape-seed oil's got our full attention. You probably haven't heard much …

Facial Steamers: The Amazon Beauty Purchase You Never Knew You Needed

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 …

Skin Care

14 easy and low-risk decorating hacks for renters

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Changing the shower head makes a big day-to-day difference, isn't that expensive, and can upgrade your whole bathroom. Amazon Many renters …

8 great home remedies for glowing skin and healthy hair and why they work

There are as many home remedies for glowing skin and healthy hair as there are lab tested beauty products on the shelves. They have often been …

7 Products You Should Never Spend More Than $10 On, According To A Makeup Artist

Sometimes, it pays to skimp rather than splurge.<p>One question that's top of mind for beauty junkies: Are expensive beauty products actually better than drugstore finds? Our answer: not always. And New York-based makeup artist Amy Chin agrees. "My beauty arsenal is a total mixture of a drugstore and …

You'll Never Skip a Day of Sunscreen Thanks to These 12 Sephora Bestsellers

We're constantly told to slather on SPF year round to protect our skin. But many women (us included) are guilty of skipping the step because, despite its multiple benefits, traditional SPF doesn't always wear too well on the skin. Many sunscreens have a thick consistency, which leaves your skin …

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers

A good idea is just one piece of the book-writing pie. Here's a toolkit to start and finish your book.<p>It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published …

Writing

How I Earn $200,000+a Year from Photography

It’s kind of a crazy thing: I believe you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics, and also get rich. In this post, I’ll share some of the …

Street Photography

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

DIY: Succulents Table

Admired recently: a clever DIY project from Matti and Megan, the self-proclaimed “plant nerds” of Far Out Flora.<p>With a few key ingredients (salvaged …

HDD stacks container boxes into a transformable smart home

<b>developed by zhang hao’ao from shanghai huadu architecture and planning design (HDD), the ‘transformable smart home’ is just one step towards a huge</b> …

Bathroom of the Week: Steel-Frame Shower Doors in a Fanciful London Project

For a minimalist-minded family in West London, interior designer Jason Maclean of Studio Maclean performed an all-over reductionist remodel. Using a …

Woodshed Guest House

From the salvaged Douglas fir cladding to the gabled roofline, the Woodshed Guest House is greatly influenced by local architecture found throughout …

Architecture

Gambier House

Gambier Island, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine a contemporary cedar and glass house on a remote island, nestled into a steep hillside of fir trees overlooking the ocean below. It would be the perfect weekend refuge from a hectic urban work life.<p>A city-dweller in British Columbia, dreamed of such …

The Hottest Tile Trend Has Everything to Do With Mermaids

(Image credit: Homes to Love)<p>We're big on the iridescent/unicorn/mermaid craze around these parts, so when we heard from our friends at Pinterest …

Design Thinking: The Beginner's Guide

Lesson 0: Welcome and Introduction<p>Available once you start the course. Estimated time to complete: 43 mins.<p>0.1: Welcome and Introduction (4 mins)<p>0.2: …

Design

Asparagus is in season. We have recipes

<b>What's in season:</b> Another sure sign of spring: Beautiful bunches of asparagus, a member of the lily family, are showing up at market stands. The popular vegetable can generally be found through the spring months into early summer. Look for tender, thin stalks or more robust jumbo bunches, with …

The experts’ guide to making your garden bloom on a budget

As many of us return to the garden and wonder how to make it flourish, we asked five of the country’s leading green-fingered experts how to avoid throwing away cash in a garden centre<p><b>Frances Tophill is a gardening TV presenter and author</b><p>Related: Millennials aren't too impatient to garden - we just …

Gardening

Slow Cooker French Toast Is the Laid Back Way to Feed Your Friends a Fancy Brunch

Just as wide leg pants and hair parted down the middle have made a comeback in the last few years, so has another 1970s gem: the slow cooker. In the …

Breakfast

16 non-boring salad recipes to whip up this spring

As warmer weather and fresher produce start sprouting up, so do salad cravings. Tempting greens and veggies at the farmers market may once again make …

A simple chest workout routine you can do in just 4 moves

Getting a good butt may get all the attention these days, but don’t forget about the importance of working your chest, especially when you want a bit of an enhancement in the perkiness department (sans surgery, of course).<p>“To strengthen your chest, you need to target muscles such as your pecs and …

6 Incredible Dumbbell Exercises For Your Butt

What's the one piece of equipment that's guaranteed to be at every gym in every city? Dumbbells. Sure the weights are basic, and expected, but …

Workouts

The 15-Second Meditation That Helps Jewel Calm Her Panic Attacks

Singer-songwriter Jewel is best known for ballads such as “You Were Meant for Me” and “Who Will Save Your Soul,” but lately she’s been focused on …

ISO Explained for Beginner Photographers

For beginning photographers, one of the hardest parts of learning photography is figuring out all those exposure settings.You know...aperture, …

13 Anti-Aging Beauty Products That Deliver Results Stat

Fellow beauty lovers! It’s never too soon to start nurturing your complexion. Obviously, we want to keep your long-term game on fleek by telling you about the gentle, hydrating treatments and products you should try now for results later. But sometimes a girl needs a little somethin’ somethin’ to …

5 easy yoga poses that can seriously relieve anxiety

According to the The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) about 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety. It’s the leading mental …

15 Pasta Recipes for the Meat Lover in All of Us

We don’t mean to knock vegetarian pasta dishes (Meatless Mondays are a great way to reset your healthy eating for the week), but once in awhile you just have a hankering for something, well, meatier. When it comes to hearty comfort food, there’s nothing that hits the spot like a bowl full of pasta, …

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

If you’re looking to greenify your home, look no further than the plant-filled Living Table. At first glance, the table appears to be a simple square …

Plants