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Relationship Advice From America's Longest-Married Couple

John and Ann Betar have been married for over 83 years. They eloped in November 1932 when he was 21 and she was only 17, and they've since had five kids, 14 grandkids, and 16 great-grandkids. How did they make it this far?<p>For Valentine's Day, the Betars hosted a Twitter conversation using the …

Relationships

Under $1,000 Beach Wedding Dresses: 23 Romantic Wedding Dresses for Beach Brides

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be tricky, for beach brides: You want something that feels special enough for your wedding {<i>Sorry, white cotton sundresses.</i> } but you can't have a heavy gown weighing you down. With that in mind, we picked almost two dozen dazzling wedding dresses that will fit …

Weddings

Where to Spray Perfume to Make It Last Longer on Your Wedding Day

Your wedding is the perfect excuse to test-drive a new signature scent, and since a new perfume can be an emotional memory trigger for years to come, …

What to Wear When Trying on Wedding Dresses

Shopping for a wedding dress is exciting (congrats if it's on your to-do list!). It's tempting to book the first appointment possible and run straight in, but let's talk—this is one of those situations where some thoughtful prep is a good idea. Before you head in, make sure to plan out what …

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Beautiful Bride La Boheme Accessories Collection

Women More Likely to Be Lied to During Negotiations, Says UC Berkeley UPenn Study

Ever get that icky feeling you're being lied to when you're negotiating a big purchase, like your first home, or a car? Unfortunately, your gut might be right. According to a new study from researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania, gender …

How to plan your dream wedding

Expert tips on choosing the perfect wedding dress, flowers, makeup and food for any bride<p><i>THE DRESS</i><p>Caroline Burstein offers her tips. She is the creative director of <i>Browns</i> fashion boutique and the founder of <i>Browns Bride</i> in London:<p>1. <i>Keep an open mind.</i> Often, women have a very fixed idea of what they …

19 Secrets of Couples Who Stay Together Forever

Be on time. Don't fight when you travel. And just love each other unconditionally.<p><b>1. Never underestimate the value of asking your partner how his day went.</b> Niceties don't become any less nice just because they become routine. At the end of the day, even if you felt like no one cared about anything …

Relationships

17 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks EVERY Woman Should Know

These aren't your average makeup tips and tricks.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 …

Makeup

Eat This and Lose Belly Fat!

Eat to lose your spare tire, with these superfoods from The Abs Diet for Women.<p>Eat to lose your spare tire, with these superfoods from <i>The Abs Diet for Women.</i> Via Good Housekeeping

Makeup How-To: Dark Green Eyeliner

Like blue eyeliner makes blue eyes bigger, dark green eyeliner works magic for hazel and green eyes.<p>Kathryn Wirsing<p><b>Step 1.</b> Using a black kohl eyeliner pencil draw a thin, straight line close to the lashes, from the inner corner of the eye to the outter corner.<p><b>Step 2 and 3.</b> Apply a dark green kohl …

Makeup

20 Genius Space-Saving Hacks for Packing Your Suitcase

Wrinkle no blouse, tangle no jewelry, leave no beauty product behind, and still have room to spare.<p><b>1. Set your jewelry between two sheets of plastic wrap to prevent it from moving around and tangling inside your bag.</b><p><b>2. Use pill case compartments or an old lip balm container to organize and keep</b> …

A Definitive Guide to Pronouncing Fancy Beauty Brands

That's tee-air-ee-mu-glare, to you.<p>Ever splurged on a luxe beauty product with a fancy brand name you couldn't pronounce? We've been there. The good news: It's nothing a cheat guide can't fix. From L'Occtane to Shiseido, we've narrowed down the brands with most perplexing pronunciations and broken …

12 Unexpected Ways To Boost Self-Confidence You Should Try

In order to boost self-confidence, you need to own your self-confidence. Do you depend too much on others’ opinions of you? Are you crushed by an …

5 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happy

What’s the secret to happiness?<p>To be honest, I still don’t know. Over the years I’ve experimented with different strategies and techniques with the …

Got Acne? Try Apple Cider Vinegar.

Could the remedy for temperamental skin be a drink rather than a cream?<p>June is Acne Awareness Month, which might normally prompt me to trot out a roundup of blemish-busting products. But while topicals have their place, years of interviewing skincare experts, polling readers, and test-driving …

Skin Care

18 Signs You're With the Man You Should Marry

Getty Images<p><b>1. He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to your mom).<p><b>2. He makes sacrifices for you — and you're</b> …

5 Refreshing and Delicious Iced Tea Recipes

Katikies The Hotel - Santorini, Greece Synonymous...

Synonymous with romance, luxury, and dramatic sea views, Katikies The Hotel in Oia, Santorini welcomes its visitors in an ambience of minimalist …

5 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Relationship

<b>1. BODY INSECURITIES</b><p>You know you have this problem if...<p>You cringe and cover up when your partner sees you naked.Compliments make you nervous and defensive.Thinking about his positive attributes makes you wonder what he's doing with you.<p><b>Why is it a problem?</b><p>When we are ashamed of our bodies, we …

17 Signs You and Your Man Have Reached the Comfort Zone

You know, that zone between being your glossy, fake-ish self (shaving every square inch of your body before you see him) and your true, gross-ish self (greeting him with a fart to the face). The comfort zone.<p><b>1. You have no problem sending him out for tampons.</b><p>#blessed<p><b>2. You can tell him he's driving</b> …

How to Get Faux-Looking Lashes Using Baby Powder

Who knew that commonplace white dust used to prevent diaper rash could give you Kim Kardashian-like lashes?<p>False lashes are a godsend.

Makeup

11 Wedding-Worthy Hair Accessories You'll Want to Wear Year-Round

Bridal bliss is within reach.<p>So you might not sport a veil more than once, but welcome to the world of hair cuffs, clips, and crowns.

Weddings

How to Stop a Divorce You Don't Want

When faced with a divorce (or breakup) you don't want, most people panic and do all the wrong things. "It only pushes him out the door faster," says Kim Bowen, marital therapist and founder of Engage With Love coaching and the Power of Two Counseling center.<p>Bowen became a counselor after her own …

10 Wedding Table Decor Ideas to Die For

As a bride-to-be choosing my wedding venue was the easiest part of my wedding planning process. When my now husband pop the question, I knew exactly …

Berta Wedding Dress Collection Winter 2014

Drum roll please…pinning fingers at the ready…<p>I am so excited and honoured to share a world exclusive first look at Berta‘s latest bridal collection …

Berta Wedding Dress Collection Winter 2014 (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of an exclusive first look at Israeli bridal designer Berta‘s stunning new wedding collection for winter 2014.<p>If you missed Part 1 you …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Weddings