Sheila Vijayakumar

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The Waterless Skincare Routine

For everyone who has attempted the 30 Day Water Challenge (drink one gallon of water a day for 30 days; learn the secrets of the universe) hoping …

3 Makeup Artists Reveal Their Favorite Beauty Hacks

With barbecues, beach houses, and seaside escapes beckoning each weekend, chances are you could stand to shave a few extra minutes off your beauty routine this summer. These are the moments when a pot of multitasking peach blush or a Kool-Aid–bright lip can provide a brilliant shortcut to getting …

The Best Toners For Sensitive Skin

Before you say anything, yes, you do need toner. Sure, sure, it can be drying, and if your skin is halfway decent already, maybe it seems like a …

How To: Strobing Makeup, the New All-Natural Contouring

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How To: Shimmer Eye Makeup & Bold Lipstick

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The Top Face Sunscreens, End Of Story

There are some important things you can forget from time to time without catastrophe striking (breakfast, deodorant, flossing)—there are others you …

3 Healthy Breakfast-in-Bed Recipes: From Gluten-Free Pancakes to Guilt-Free Tacos

It’s Saturday morning, meaning you have an entire weekend’s worth of relaxation ahead of you. What’s the rush? Why not steal away a few sunny hours under the covers catching up on the news and making a dent in your new beach read with a bedfellow that’s as indulgent as it is nutritious: breakfast. …

Katie Lee Shares 3 Perfect Summer Recipes (Including Gwyneth Paltrow's Favorite Cookies)

"Every great summer party starts with a list," says Katie Lee, the author of <i>Endless Summer Cookbook</i>. "Throwing something together chaotically ends up being more work than taking 15 minutes to make a plan first." We asked Lee, a cohost of the Food Network show <i>The Kitchen</i>, for her tips on hosting an …

What's A Good Summer Concealer?

Surprisingly heavier formulas don't have be ruled out when asking this question. Why? Because if you're going to sweat, or anything like that, you're …

The Quiz That Will Fix Your Skin

Sometime in my 23rd year, I started peeling the labels off everything—dish soap, aspirin bottles, tequila, candles, ketchup—but especially beauty …

Organizational Tips From The ITG Beauty Closet

The best part of my job is unlocking the beauty closet every morning. I get to the office about half an hour before most to settle in and sometimes …

13 Products for Breakout-Proofing Your Skin

Summer calls for less-is-more makeup, compelling us to temporarily stow products that disguise and conceal in favor of a minimalist fresh-faced glow. Which is why warm-weather breakouts can be particularly frustrating. New York City dermatologist <b>Ellen Marmur</b> points out that while sunlight tends to …

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Can You Use Coconut Oil As Deodorant?

Sometimes the Internet beauty advice that sounds the craziest is actually the most genius (case in point: Monistat as makeup primer). But coconut oil as natural deodorant? Sure, we know there are many (many, many) great uses for it, including as deep conditioner, moisturizer, and cuticle cream, but …

Would You Wash Your Body With Lye?

After spending an afternoon researching soap (totally normal), I came across more than one natural bar that contained lye. Yes, lye is a corrosive substance. And yes, it has also been used to make soap for centuries. But this isn't colonial Williamsburg—I don't churn my own butter or whittle my own …

10 Chill-Out Face Masks to Keep in the Fridge

Ice cubes and straight-from-the-fridge cucumbers have long functioned as instant après-sun skin fixes—but this season, your beauty routine is due for a high-tech upgrade. The best calming masks are primed for a quick chill, delivering hydrating, de-puffing, and anti-redness benefits in truly cool …

Your Shot: Machu Picchu

TravelYour Shot<p>Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world for hundreds of years. Explore the well-preserved Inca ruins in this gallery of photos submitted by National Geographic.

What the River Knows: Virgin River, Utah

Changing Planet<p><i>In this series, “What the River Knows,” by Basia Irland, the artist and water activist writes from the perspective of each river, using the first person. Installments are published in Water Currents every other week on Mondays. The first post is about the Ping River in Chiang Mai,</i> …

The 20 best Spanish recipes: part 3

Spanish food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,Fish,Seafood<p>Delicious tapas and other delights from top chefs, selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>Great for lunch, each coca will serve two as a starter or one as a main course.

Adam Liaw: my list of five simple tips that will help make you a better cook

Cooking is one of the most useful skills a person can have, and even the smallest improvement in how you cook can go a very long way. Here’s my list of five simple things good cooks almost always do, and that you should be doing if you want to cook better.<p><b>Understand seasoning</b><p>The easiest way to …

The Book of Mormon may be made into a movie

South Park duo Matt Stone and Trey Parker say they have been inspired to revisit the project for the big screen by various stage versions around the globe<p>A Book of Mormon movie remains a goal for creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the duo have revealed.<p>Parker and Stone, who are also behind South …

Tonight, Jupiter and Venus meet in a summer sky

It's been a slow summer dance as Venus and Jupiter have sidled up to one another over the month of June, but tonight is the night of the big rendezvous: Conjunction, when the two planets will appear close enough in the night sky to kiss.<p>Amateur astronomers will be pulling out their telescopes, but …

Black hole wakes up after 27 years

On June 15, a monster black hole started showing signs of extraordinary activity that hasn’t happened since 1989. Astronomers around the world are …

Ask Siri What Zero Divided By Zero Is; Prepare To Be Burned By Some Major Snark

Ask Siri an unsolvable question and you'll get a cheeky response.<p>This week, social media was abuzz with talk about Apple’s know-it-all digital assistant, and her sassy answer to the impossible query: “Siri, what is zero divided by zero?”<p><b>**The answer is below. iPhone users, we'd recommend asking the</b> …

Bill Gates is investing $2 billion in renewable technology over the next five years

Speaking to the Financial Times, Gates says that he is already investing in early-stage companies that are working on battery storage, next-generation nuclear, solar-chemical power, high-wind power, and free air carbon capture, amounting to around 45 companies both directly and indirectly.<p>He …

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic to cut 500 jobs over next few months

Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to cut 500 jobs in its support and managerial roles by the end of the year in a bid to turn the …

Crispy Potato Cake with Garlic and Parsley

8 Servings<p>This crispy potato cake is a decadent side that goes with almost everything—especially breakfast.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for pan<p>6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>3 pounds small Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, sliced ¼” thick<p>Kosher salt and …

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First Trailer for Rocky Spinoff Creed Starring Michael B. Jordan

The first trailer has been released for Creed, the upcoming Rocky spinoff which will focus on Adonis Creed, the son of former heavyweight champion …

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