Alex Atherton

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Roundup: 7 Fun and Functional DIY Closet Projects

March is almost over, but spring cleaning has only just begun. I've shared DIY ways to organize your junk drawer in just five minutes and even how to …

DIY

Before and After: A Drab Dresser Gets A Classy Makeover

Proof that a coat of paint makes everything better, this thrifted dresser does a complete 180 with some graphite paint and a special-tipped …

DIY

8 Quick Tips For Organizing Your Medicine Cabinet

Let's face it, most of your guests look inside your medicine cabinet, whether they admit to it or not. Would you be embarrassed if someone saw the …

DIY

10 Tips for Painting Unusual Surfaces

Painting can seem like the easiest form of home improvement, but some surfaces are trickier than others. Fear not: Even when it comes to really tough stuff like appliances and fireplaces, there are paint types and tips to help you capture the look you want.<p>Painting can seem like the easiest form of …

3 Garage Organization Projects You Can Do In A Weekend

If it's warm where you are, take advantage of it over the weekend and get that garage organized! It seems like a daunting task, but here are three …

DIY

Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick

If you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people, reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact <i>and</i> remembering …

12 Cool 3D Wall Art and Tabletop Decor Projects

Art doesn't need to be flat to hang it on your wall -- heck, it doesn't even need to be hung on a wall at all! Here are 12 creative DIY projects that …

Wall Art

Braids Are All the Rage This Week

Braids usually scream summer—they’re the prettiest way to pull your hair off of your face on the hottest day—but they were the hairstyle of choice …

Get Organized! Cosmetics clutter and how to contain it

Know yourself.<p>What organization method suits you best? Conduct a personal investigation. Look through your bathroom, clothing, and books and make a …

Makeup

DIY Spray-On Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is basically the best thing since sliced bread, right? Never before has it been so easy to hit “snooze” and still go to work with your …

Hair Care

Spring Is In The Air: New Hair Trends!

Never mind that Spring is in the air. Spring is in our hair as we get ready for next season’s looks. When considering trends, you have to seek out …

Hair

How to Build the Perfect Palette For You

We’ve all done it: you buy the latest eye shadow palette and think to yourself, “I’ll totally use that glittery lime green someday! You know, when I …

Makeup

​ The 5 Best Weight Loss Apps, According to Experts | Women's Health

With a slogan like, "running on the treadmill doesn’t have to suck," Studio's an obvious choice for runners. Its platform delivers audio-based group running classes with kickass instructors and playlists. So all you have to do is plug in and get moving.<p>“The best part of the app is that women can …

Get More Sleep: 10 Sleep Myths Busted

Sleep better once you learn the lies behind these sleep myths<p>Photodisc/Thinkstock<p>#1 Catching Up<p><b>MYTH</b><br>It's good to "catch up" on sleep when you can—like sleeping in late on weekends.<p><b>TRUTH</b><br>It's tempting to sleep late on weekends, but it's important to keep a regular sleep schedule seven days a week. A …

10 Secrets of Super Happy Couples | Women's Health

<b>Nurture your friends' relationships.</b><br>You might divorce-proof your own. According to researchers, the breakup of a close pal's marriage increases your odds of splitting by as much as 75 percent. "Some people may see another's divorce as permission to change their own life," says study coauthor Rose …

Cellulite: How to Reduce Its Appearance

So what is cellulite exactly? Basically, the layer of fat beneath your skin gets squished and squeezed by bands of collagen, fibrous connective tissues that are arranged in a manner that makes bits of fat pop out and up, resulting in the dimpled appearance, says Alicia D. Zalka, MD, a …

Libido Boosters: A Pill For Women May Be Coming Soon

New drugs are being tested to treat a slacking sex drive<p>Having trouble getting in the mood? A quick fix might be on the way. Two new drugs are currently being tested to treat female sexual dysfunction. Fingers crossed—women may even get their own version of the little blue pill in just a few …

Eyebrow Shaping 101: How to Get Perfect Eyebrows

<i>This April, we're teaming up with Birchbox on a specially curated box, and all month we're sharing Birchbox editors' favorite beauty tricks!</i><p>Thin, unruly, patchy, stick straight. Chances are, you’ve faced at least one of these classic brow problems—probably multiple times. Consider this your go-to …

Your Best At-Home Blowout Ever

Of course, not everyone has the time or money to spend in the salon each week—but luckily, as long as you know a few choice techniques, gorgeous hair requires neither. The key to achieving your best blowout at home is tailoring it to two factors: the style you want (super sleek, tousled, or loose …

Eye Makeup Cheat Sheet

A darker defining color can be used to create a smoky effect. Choose one that's two shades darker than your base (e.g., bronze or chocolate).<p>Try Dior 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Gold Touch or Brown Fever, $24.50 each, sephora.com.<p><b>Step 3: Liner</b><br>Liquids, creams, gels, pencils...there are a dizzying number …

Learn Why Muscles Matter and Learn The Best Ways to Build Lean Muscle

10 Facts About Your Muscles<p>©iStockphoto.com/Skip ODonnell<p>Meet Your Muscles<p>When it comes to your body, knowledge is power. Literally. The better you understand your muscles and what they're capable of, the more you can do with them, whether you're acing a serve or turning heads at the pub.<p>But when …

Shop Your Shape: The Sexiest Lingerie

The most flattering bras and panties for every body shape and figure<p>Lisa Shin<p>Best for Curvy<p>Sturdy demi cups and full-coverage boy shorts are pretty but still practical.<p><b>Harlequin by Panache</b> Georgiana bra, $88, and boy shorts, $38, herroom.com<p>Lisa Shin<p>Best for Curvy<p>Soft lace panels cradle a bigger …

Hairstyles: Braids

<b>1/</b> Make a center part. Then, starting to the right of the part, separate out a one-inch section of hair.<p><b>2/</b> Begin fishbone braiding (see below for a fishbone braiding how-to), but add eighth-inch chunks of hair from your hairline only (don’t add hair from the top of your head).<p><b>3/</b> Repeat on the left …