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30 Compliments I’m Going To Give My Daughter (That Will Have Nothing To Do With How She Looks)

The next time you see someone greeting a little girl, pay attention to what they say to her. “You’re so pretty!” “I love your dress!” “Look how …

25 Fun Things To Do With Baby

You know it’s important to play with baby—the right kind of play isn’t just fun, it’s also interesting, educational and a bonding experience. But …

Falling in Love With Being Alive

Since I first began writing about my battles with depression and suicidal thoughts in my teenage years, I have met hundreds of people at my public talks and seminars who want to share their stories and compare notes on how and when things began to get better. In my TEDx talk, <i>Why Aren't We Awesomer</i>, …

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10 Best Books to Read While Pregnant

With the intimidating sea of books and information available on the topics of pregnancy, birth, and babies, it can be confusing and daunting to …

Sexual Healing, Powered By Crystals

I don’t accessorize when it comes to sex. If it’s not naturally attached to a human body (or readily available at Walgreens), I’m not interested. …

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Coconut milk, cocoa, and overripe bananas make tasty (and wholesome) frozen treats for hot summer days. Ready the Dixie cups and Popsicle sticks!<p><i>Get the recipe at Je Suis Alimentageuse.</i><p><b>Banana Bread and Almond-Butter Cocoa Sandwich Cookies</b><p>Bananas, almond butter, and cocoa? Seriously, your taste buds …

Discovering Your Soul Signature

We do not choose the work we were brought into this lifetime to do. That work is your soul signature -- your unique expression. Your spiritual DNA.<p>Your soul signature is who you are at your core -- your singular contribution to the world. It doesn't necessarily have to do with your career or …

6 Steps to Rise Above Your Fear of Death

Let's face it: If you're human you have most likely experienced a fear of death at one time or another in your life -- or else you may have been in complete denial of your fear and repressing it. That's because the fear of death is normal for us Earthlings -- we have a survival instinct that …

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10 face oils that will change your skin

+ your life. seriously.<p>Truth be told, two months ago, the thought of putting oil on my face terrified me. But, in the name of science (and, yes, vanity), I decided to face my fears and test out nearly every facial oil on the market. Now, I'm <i>hooked</i>. I wake up with a serious glow and hardly ever need …

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paper folded gift card holders • A Subtle Revelry

Gift cards have definitely become my gift of choice for so many events, from weddings to birthdays. I love seeing friends’ faces light up when …

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9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Free Resume Templates

Today I selected a few free resume templates that you can use to make your own resume look extra fresh and very professional. Take a look on the …

5 Mousses for Every Hairstyle—All Under $10

Whenever I interview a hairstylist (and I interview hairstylists <i>a lot</i>), nine times out of ten, their how-to starts with a handful of mousse. "Always, always, always start with mousse," says hairstylist Frankie Foye, who works with the Victoria's Secret Angels. "It gives hair the hold and texture …

DIY Ombre Pinwheels

Did you loved the pinwheel wall from our last feature? Are you already envisioning it as the backdrop at your wedding ceremony? Well .... lucky you …

10 Unique Wedding Gifts

The gift.<p>What to get the bride and groom is the toughest decision for any wedding guest. (After what to wear, of course!)<p>And at a time when couples …

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13 Ways To Get In On The Wedding Tassel Trend

Turn to the tassel when you're looking for a fresh take on DIY wedding decor. Cut up and twist a batch made from tissue paper or mylar, or scout out …

How To: No-Sew Wedding Backdrop

At APW, we’re big fans of the one and done project. When we’re coming up with tutorial ideas, we automatically nix anything that <i>seems</i> like a good …

Always Breaking Out In The Same Spot? Read This

When it comes to the many delights of adult acne, we find that we tend to break out in the same places over and over again. It's as though certain …

The Spring 2014 Hair Trend Report

The season's most relevant hair trendsedited for us all.<p>Feathered headdresses. Spray-painted ponytails. Gold-flecked updos. If you're the type that yearns for the artistic and the bold this season delivered. But if you look to the runway for real life inspiration, there were plenty of chic ideas …

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Healthy 2014 workout, diet, & wellness tips from Karl Lagerfeld, Liv Tyler, Garance Dore, & Tracy Anderson Method: http://into.gl/1cNepXp

The Baking Soda Beauty Routine

<i>We're not easily flummoxed by personal-hygiene habits, but when Liv Tyler told us in her Top Shelf that she bathes a few times a week using an</i> entire …

The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes...<p>Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: <i>change</i>.<p>Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to …

15 Books For A Healthy Mind, Body, And Spirit

There’s no greater challenge in life than having the power to control your actions, emotions, and impulses. Becoming the best version of you takes …

Do You Suffer From the Fear of Being Fabulous?

Think about all the "play small" messages young children receive on a daily basis:<p>"Listen to your father and behave properly."<p>"Who do you think you are?"<p>"Be modest, don't get a swelled head!"<p>"Remember where you come from."<p>"Respect your mother, no matter what she tells you."<p>"You think you're too …

The Planks You Should Be Doing (But Probably Aren't)

<i>By Sheila Monaghan</i><p>Now that the plank has effectively supplanted the crunch as the go-to core-strengthener, exercisers have placed a premium on their ability to hold the toning move -- the longer, the better. As one-minute planks gave way to three-minute planks, and three-minute planks evolved into …

How a Guy Taught Me More About Bras Than Any Other Woman Ever Has

What could a guy teach me about finding the perfect bra (more than any woman ever did)? Well, it seems a whole lot.<p>Allow me to start at the beginning. You see, I had the bra-fit revelation three years ago. Jacqueline, a lovely and brilliant department store bra fitter, transformed my life (not an …

Bad Hair Damage Mistakes - Fix Dry, Damaged Hairstyles

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