Cassie Vicknair Waite

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How to Braid Hair: 8 Cute DIY Hairstyles for Every Hair Type

Braids: They're so pretty to wear, but also <i>so</i> hard to do. Amirite? Even the ones that are supposed to be "easy" on Pinterest seem to require some sort of hair sorcery or superhuman hand strength. All too often we're left either with a tangled mess or end up settling for a sad ponytail. Sarah …

You Need This DIY Murphy Bar in Your Life ASAP

Ladies and Gentlemen: Welcome to one of my favorite projects of all time — the wall-mounted murphy bar. There are so many reasons why I love this project. Small-space living is real, and this bar is the perfect solution. This DIY bar can be used for cocktail hour or a craft desk space. Plus, it’s …

8 Foods That Will Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

You've brewed countless cups of chamomile, taken your fair share of restorative yoga classes, and even tried to shut the lights off just a little bit earlier. After all, quality z's affect everything from your eating habits to your immune system—and we doubt you have time to be bogged down by a …

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Your birth month dramatically affects how likely you are to be diagnosed with ADHD

When they looked at the results, the pattern was clear.<p>Researchers in Taiwan have found that age matters when it comes to ADHD. In a large study of local children, kids born in August were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, and receive medication for the condition, than children …

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Finally, a Guide to the Perfect ’90s Songs for Every Moment of Your Wedding

You love the ‘90s. You’re the gal or guy that never got rid of their Doc Martens, smiley face backpack and collection of hemp chokers. And now you’re getting married. So let’s make this an occasion your middle school self would be proud of. Presenting the ultimate guide to the perfect ‘90s songs …

10 DIY Costumes Inspired by Pop Culture Moments of 2015

Dear Halloween, can you please start happening every other month so we have more opportunities to dress up? Love, Brit + Co :)<p>We’ve been taking costume inspiration notes all year long. From award-winning hipster films to Queen Bey herself, our work has been cut out for us this Halloween. And though …

A timeline of Lamar Odom's personal and professional events

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lamar Odom became a basketball star in 1999 when the Los Angeles Clippers drafted him. He became a reality-TV star 10 years later …

Lessons From the Tappan Zee Bridge

The $4 billion New York bridge demonstrates the need for a new approach to American infrastructure.<p>In the U.S., federal, state and local governments spend over $150 billion annually on operating, maintaining, and improving the highway system. It is one of the few sectors that both Republicans and …

The Fastest Way to Clear a Stuffed Nose

These two tricks are pretty weird, but they’ll help you breathe easier<p>When you’re so congested your face feels like a 16-pound bowling ball, your first line of defense is obvious: a decongestant.<p>Just make sure you choose the right one. Some “decongestants” actually dry your mucus instead of drain …

10 Drinks You Should Never Have After Dinner, And Why

<i>Photo Credit: Flickr / Steve Snodgrass / CC BY 4.0</i><p>Avoid these late at night and you'll sleep like a baby<p>Thankfully, many drink myths have been put to rest, and consumers are getting better at knowing which beverages are healthy. Whether it be your favorite store-bought fruit juice or a tasty can of …

Drink One Glass Of This Every Morning And You'll Stop Gaining Weight

Weight gain is a big problem these days with people leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles and eating more terrible food. Fortunately, in addition …

5 Mistakes That Might Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

If you've been trying to lose weight, you've probably started to eat less, exercise more, choose "diet" foods, avoid fat, or eat breakfast. Maybe you've done all this and you're still not happy with what you see in the mirror. Or you've had short-term results, but the weight keeps coming back and …

Are You Really Ready for a Tattoo?

Your guide to getting inked<p><i>This article was written by Taylor Bryant and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We don't know about you, but we think properly committing to a tattoo deserves a little more thought and consideration than, say, finally shelling out on those designer shoes you've …

Husband and Wife Married for 73 Years Die Minutes Apart at Different Nursing Homes

It's a real-life version of The Notebook.<p>Lillian and William Wilson first fell in love in high school and shared a powerful connection from then on. And that connection lasted until their very last minutes on earth. <i>The Lexington Herald-Leader</i> reports that after 73 years of marriage, the Wilsons …

17 Things EVERY Woman Deserves in a Relationship

Including late-night tampon runs and wake-up sex<p>Sure, we’ve been told to make compromises in our relationships because no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t hold out for excellence. Every woman deserves a partner that will love and respect her, but it’s the little things that …

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

No harsh chemicals necessary<p>It's that time of year again: You have to remain photo-ready from the first holiday party to the ringing of the New Year. Whitening your smile is imperative, but finding the time for a dentist visit isn't always in the cards. And sometimes, you don't want to apply a …

The 12 Best Love Quotes of All Time

These awwww-inspiring quotes will get you feeling all lovey-dovey—just in time for Valentine's Day

7 Gorgeous Ways to Style Wet Hair

Go from shower to out the door in no time.

It's Crock-Pot time! 5 chicken chili recipes you can make in a slow cooker

Chicken chili lends itself to the slow cooker so well: After a long simmer, the chicken gets pull-apart tender, with practically no effort on your part. Plus, one batch makes healthful dinners for days. Check out these five fabulous twists, including a Buffalo version, a verde variety and more.<p>1. …

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Could You Be Pregnant? Early Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed period isn't the only way to tell if you're pregnant. Eight signs you may have a bun in the oven<p>You Might Be Pregnant...<p>Pregnancy symptoms start <i>before</i> you miss your period. Have a hunch you're eating for two? Here are eight signs you might be pregnant.<p>Nausea<p>If you randomly threw up in your …

7 Surprising Secrets To Eating Out Healthy

Psst: Researchers are discovering simple, unexpected tricks that help us make better menu choices (without even realizing it).

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6 Gorgeous Hairstyles You Can Do in 10 Minutes—Or Less!

Go ahead and hit snooze—you'll still have time to make your hair look great.<p>If you find that you wake up every day with a mile-long to-do list, chances are your hairdos are suffering—but there's no need to sacrifice amazing style just because you’re crunched for time. We rounded up six of the …

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13 Types of Sex Everyone Should Have at Least Once

And maybe a dozen more times. Or never again.<p>Throughout your life, you're probably going to have a lot of different types of sex. There will likely be Nicolas Sparks-worthy passion, a few regrettable decisions, experiments that don't turn out as planned, and all of the good, bad, and ugly in …

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10 Rules to Make Your Relationship Last

For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, what is it that makes a marriage last (and last)? To answer this age-old question, family sociologist …

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6 Surprising Signs You're Stressed Out

The very visible (and bizarre) things that stress does to your body<p>You're stressed. We're stressed. Everyone's stressed. No big deal, right? Because it's so common, you might think that if you're not lying on the floor from exhaustion, you're probably fine. But stress has an insidious way of …

7 Factors You Didn't Realize Were Killing Your Sex Drive

Is your after-work routine putting the kibosh on your libido?<p>Sometimes, despite the fact that you <i>know</i> how mind-blowing orgasms can be, the thought of having sex just feels so...meh. Luckily, if your sex drive is tanking lately, there’s usually a reason why—meaning it’s not you, per se; it’s your …

11 Weird Facts About Your Breasts

These bizarre, fascinating tidbits will totally change the way you see your girls

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shaving Your Legs

Prepare to get your best shave yet.<p><i>By Ashley Okwousa of Beauty High</i><p>With the temperature steadily rising, it's about time to bring out those gorgeous gams. That means you'll need to break out the shaving kit more often than you did all winter. While it's been said that there isn't exactly a right …