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Hair Plopping: The Heat-Free Drying Technique That Will Give You the Curls of Your Dreams

Your curls are cool, your curls are ploppin'.<p>I have FINALLY come to not just accept but <i>embrace</i> mycrazy, curly, cool (?!) hair. That said, I'll never stop looking for ways to manage it, because the struggle to nurture and maintain it will always be so, so real—especially when it comes to finding …

The 5-Step Recipe For Making Homemade Ketchup Is Easier Than You Think

Get ready to toss the ketchup that's been in your fridge for the past few months. YouTuber Dave Hax released a video last week showing us how to make a homemade version of everyone's favorite condiment, and things might never be the same.<p>Using an onion, brown sugar, some tomato paste and a few more …

12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

Tour a House That's Eye Candy For The Purple-Obsessed

In this Massachusetts house, a homeowner's favorite hue inspires the palette — from lilac to lavender to deep violet<p>In this Massachusetts house, a homeowner's favorite hue inspires the palette — from lilac to lavender to deep violet. Read the interview with designer Mary McGee here.

Hell in a Handbasket: The Real Problem with the "White or Blue?" Dress

Idiocy is in the eye of the beholder<p>Yesterday's viral internet event quickly went from neat to depressing. For those who stayed away from a computer …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

8 Ways To Rev Up Your Metabolism

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, provides 8 tips to tune up your metabolism.<p>Let's start with the most basic definintion of metabolism—the chemical processes by which a plant or an animal uses food and water to grow, heal and to …

Bethan Gray covers Ella furniture for Workhouse in brightly coloured upholstery

<b>London Design Festival 2014:</b> British designer Bethan Gray has created a colourful collection of upholstered seating for furniture brand Workhouse (+ …

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

Nutrition

The Gone Girl backlash: what women don’t want

Is David Fincher’s new film misogynist agit-prop or a message of empowerment? Emine Saner weighs up the arguments that have greeted the big-screen adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s controversial novel<p>David Cox: Gone Girl revamps gender stereotypes for the worse<br>• Discuss the movie’s ending and changes to …

The Easiest Hummus Recipe Ever

Stop buying the stuff from the tub. Do this instead.<p>Did you know that every time you buy a $7 container of pre-made hummus, a chickpea cries?<p>Making homemade hummus is incredibly easy. All you need is a blender, a few secret ingredients, and fifteen minutes.<p>In fact, Dimitri Moshovitits, chef of Cava …

Rose Byrne’s Gold Star

<b>Who:</b> Rose Byrne<p><b>Where:</b> The Broadway opening night party for "You Can't Take It with You," at Brasserie 8 1/2 in New York.<p><b>When:</b> Sunday, September 28th<p><b>What:</b> A bronze silk chiffon Dsquared2 dress from Resort 2015, gunmetal leather Casadei pumps, and a light gold Oroton clutch.<p><b>Why:</b> Byrne may have made …

17 Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Correct these mistakes for a good night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale, exercise, and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it still won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function properly.<p>If only it were as easy as shutting your eyes. …

University of Pennsylvania

10 Life-Changing Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Break out the lemons!<p>Cleaning the kitchen is never going to be as fun as, say, a weekend at the beach. But it's gotta get done. And even if you don't have a single cleaning product in your home, you can still totally make your kitchen sparkle. Plus, there's a certain feeling of pride you'll get …

The Most Incredible Use Of 425 Square Feet You've Ever Seen

It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Ask E. Jean: How Do I Recover From a Bad Job Interview?

Can I get another shot?<p><b>Dear E. Jean:</b> I'm currently homeless and living in a Walmart parking lot. I'm educated, I have never done drugs, and I am not mentally ill. I have a strong employment history and am a career executive assistant. The instability sucks, but I'm rocking it as best as I can. …

7 natural, gorgeous new beauty looks to try this fall

7 natural, gorgeous new beauty looks to try this fall<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>SHOW CAPTION<p>When it comes to runway beauty, let's be real here -- it's not all …

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass: Why they'd reunite on 'Bourne'

The news that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass could be reuniting for a new Jason Bourne movie was a boon -- and surprise -- for fans and pretty much everyone else who's kept an eye on the franchise.<p>Damon and Greengrass had of course all but ruled out a new film over the years, saying that "The …