Julie Ong

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11 Knotted Ponytail Hairstyles That Look Chic When You Just Can’t Even

Lazy girls, rejoice, because messy hair just got a major upgrade! Woke-up-like-this bedhead is remixed for fall thanks to a slew of effortless knotted ponytails that range from low-slung and laid-back to high and tight. This simple style takes your go-to style to new levels via crisscrossed strands …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

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5 Hot Korean Products You Need to Hoard When In Stock

Today I wanted to introduce you to 5 Korean products that is so hot in Korea right now.<br>These babies always are sold out soon so when you get the …

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

The Key to Making Great Ramen at Home Is in the Stock

Homemade, from-scratch ramen has a reputation for being one of those Herculean cooking tasks that's ultimately just not worth it. And that reputation …

10 Ways to Get Bumped Up to First Class on Your Next Flight

First-class airline tickets can cost four times the price of coach. Don't splurge--try these 10 things and get upgraded for free.<p>Admit it: Flying first class can make the hassles of air travel so much better. I've been bumped up to first class twice: once while traveling solo on a business trip to …

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15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

How-To: DIY Washcloth Travel Toiletry Kit

Stay organized while you’re on the go! This handy DIY washcloth travel toiletry kit is a wonderfully inexpensive and compact way to keep your travel necessities together and close at hand whenever you’re away from home.<p>It’s the perfect place to store your toiletries while you travel, it rolls up so …

21 Simply Beautitful DIY Vertical Garden Projects That Will Transform Your Design

Greenery can completely transform your decor throughout the season with ease. All you need is dedication and time and care for your little green …

24 Most Effective Stability Ball Exercises To Enhance Your Body Shape

Jane Dizon<p>Nurse, Digital Marketing Specialist, and Writer Read full profile<p>Some people call them stability balls, exercise balls, Swiss balls, or …

Easy Tips For Contour: How To Get The Most Natural Effect

It’s official—contour has gone mainstream. It used to be reserved for runway or editorial, where lighting required additional bone structure, or when …

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7 Tokyo Shops to Hit Your Sweet Spot

Small-batch caramels. Photo courtesy of Number Sugar.<p><i>By Shigeki Abe for Fathom</i> | <i>Born in Tokyo and raised in New York, Shigeki Abe has always enjoyed the best of both worlds. As a child, his time spent exploring Japan and discovering the county's specialty foods was so sweet that it led to a deep</i> …

10 Ways To Use Matcha Tea

So you've heard of matcha, a type of green tea with an earthy-spinachy-umami taste that's ground into a vibrant green powder. And you know it's …

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12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

Complete Korean cosmetics shopping guide | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the world's biggest obsession with plastic surgery and some of the fastest-evolving beauty technology, spas and cosmetic lines in the world, South Korea is a bona fide beauty destination.<p>According to a government survey, the items tourists want to purchase the most while visiting are …

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10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

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10 Best Tricks for Improving Your Flight Experience

Flying can be a miserable experience but we've got the 10 best tricks for rocking up to the gate like a superstar. Indoor sunglasses optional.<p>Did you know you can take a water bottle through security? Or you could even take a tour of the cockpit if you wanted? Here are some tips and strategies for …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a 23-year-old student asked: "What can people start doing now that will help them a lot in five years?" Hundreds of answers poured in, and this one by Quora contributor Andy Giroux was one of our favorites. You can contribute your own answers to this</i> …

Cover Your Face In Snail Slime

The thing about agreeing to test products with snail mucin in them is that you become hyper aware of how gooey face creams tend to be. You may find …

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

10 Organizing "Tricks" That Are Actually Huge Mistakes

Make sure you're not making these blunders.<p>Having "a place for everything and everything in its place" doesn't necessarily mean you're organized — it just means you have enough space to become a borderline hoarder. Before you crown yourself queen of organization, make sure you're not making these …

7 Beauty Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Turns out, the basic beauty goods you already own can work wonders, in ways far beyond what you initially purchased them for. Take a peek at these tricks and get ready to save your hard-earned cash for that new spring skirt instead of that pricey cuticle cream.<p><b>#1: Baby Powder</b><p>Use as an eyelash …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

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14 Things To Know Before You Start Meditating

New to meditating? It can be confusing. Not new to meditating? It can still be confusing.<p>The practice of meditation is said to have been around for thousands of years -- and yet, in the last few, especially in America, it seems that everyone knows at least one person who has taken on the ancient …

The Fastest Way to Clean Your Bathroom

Follow this routine to make your fixtures sparkle in minutes.<p>One of the busiest spots in your house, the bathroom is also the place almost every guest visits. So if you start sweating whenever someone asks, "Do you mind if I freshen up/use the toilet/secretly judge your cleaning skills?" just …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

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Surprising secrets about flying

Not to make you all “There’s a man on the wing” paranoid, but there’s a lot that goes on aboard airplanes that we just don’t know about. In our travelers’ haze of in-flight movies, naps, and conversations with seat mates, we miss some intriguing (and sometimes unpleasant) parts of the flying …

6 Breathing Tricks To Help You Fall Asleep Faster Tonight

There's no question that many of us would like to improve the quality of our sleep each night. Tossing, turning, waking up frequently, struggling to fall back asleep -- and that's if we can even drift off in the first place.<p>We are notorious for allowing bright screens into the bedroom and daily …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

The 10 best iPhone widgets you should be using

We've collected the 10 best apps that use widgets creatively to keep you up to date and entertained — all from your iPhone's lock screen.<p>From alerting you to when you've only reached your data cap to showing you the best headlines from The New York Times, these widgets pack some power.