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Cristina Hartmann's answer to Life Advice: How can I make my life simpler?

Simplicity isn't easy.<p>Two years ago, amidst a crisis and a career change, I decided to simplify my life, get rid of the junk and focus on what I …

Minimalism

Try This Five-Minute Beach-to-Party Summer Updo Now!

Celebrity stylist Creighton Bowman showed us a great way to take post-beach hair and turn it into a fun, summer updo. It may look like a lot of …

The Only Beauty Products (and Tips!) You Need for a Camping Trip

You may remember in the remake of <i>The Parent Trap</i>, in which a pair of twins (two Lindsay Lohans!) go on a camping trip with their dad and evil …

Hey Fran Hey — If you’re looking to heal old scars (not everyone...

If you’re looking to heal old scars (not everyone wants or needs to), a mixture of any of these natural ingredients or even using them alone will be …

Skin Care

Hey Fran Hey — Trying to figure out how to maintain clear and...

<b>Trying to figure out how to maintain clear and healthy skin the natural way?</b><p>Here are 2 <b>all-natural alternatives</b> to <b>store-bought cleansers</b>:<p>Here are <b>extra</b> …

Banpo bridge, Seoul, South Korea

Banpo bridge, Seoul, South Korea

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'Community's' Dan Harmon Reveals the Wild Story Behind His Firing and Rehiring

TV's most controversial showrunner (and self-professed "rude asshole") renews his feud with Chevy Chase, recalls his attacks on NBC and Sony, reveals …

Comedy

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

Building Your Kit Part 10: Mascaras from A to Z

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the lashes are the window dressing. Lashes are a finishing touch for any eye look, whether you’re going …

Stop Doing the Same Old ’Do! Here's How To Break Out of a Hair Rut

You know those moments when you look in the mirror and feel like Marge Simpson? As if you’ve had the same hairstyle every day, for, say, the past 20 …

New Hairdo? Make The Most Of It With These Makeup Tweaks!

Whether chopping off your locks, going for a bold new hair color, or simply adding bangs, a new hairstyle isn’t complete until you update your makeup …

Makeup

Six Ways to Cleanse, Treat, and Prevent Acne

Acne is the number one skin disorder in the United States, with 95% of people experiencing breakouts at some point in their lifetime. Whether you’re …

Are You Missing This Vital Ponytail Step?

Ask any hairstylist and she'll tell you: Wrapping a section of hair around <i>any</i> ponytail can take it from a frizzy mess to a deliberate style. And yet, for most of us, it's just not happening. I asked top hairstylists for their tricks on mastering this essential step:<p><b>Choose your elastic wisely.</b> That …

77 Beauty Tips to Help You Get Through Summer

<i>(Photo:</i> <i>© Dean Pictures/Corbis)</i><p>You know the lyrics: “<i>S</i>ummertime, and the livin’ is easy.” But George Gershwin never had to keep his hair frizz-free or his makeup from melting off his face (er, at least we don’t think he did).<p>Out to make this the best summer yet, we scoured our backlog of beauty know-how and came up with 77 hot tips to help you keep your cool all season long, from a polish trend that's making a B.I.G. splash to a winter makeup look that’s equally chic as the thermometer inches up …

Beauty Food: Greek and Icelandic Yogurt

I try not to eat too much dairy because I have a hard time digesting it, but one thing I’m trying to keep in my diet is Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt’s …

9 Sun Protection Tips You Need to Know Right Now

<i>(Photo:</i> <i>© Bettmann/CORBIS)</i><p>We love al fresco summer fun as much as the next girl (it’s <i>so</i> nice to get some Vitamin D!). But as much as we love frolicking outside, we also know it’s important to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays.<p>For the latest information, we turned to one of the best-informed skincare experts around: Jill Scalisi, founder of Scalisi Skincare. In 2008, Jill learned that a dry patch of itchy skin on her chest—which she initially thought was a form of eczema caused by a …

How Makeup Changes Everything: A Social Experiment

How differently do people view you when you’re wearing absolutely no makeup? What about a full face? One Reddit user decided to set up a small social experiment to see just how much makeup influences perception. For four days, she went to her usual daily setting (probably work) and recorded reactions to her wearing varying levels of product, from barefaced to full-on glam. Her informal experiment yielded some particularly interesting responses.<p>The comments she received varied widely. While …

What's Trending at Birchbox: Braids, Braids, Braids

<i>Working at Birchbox brings many rewards, not least of which are the awesomely curious colleagues who always seem to know the latest trends, the tastiest restaurants, and the most ingenious products. That’s why each month, we’re tapping our teams from the US and Europe to give us the lowdown on their phenomenal finds inside the office and out. First up: gorgeously plaited hair.</i><p>Summer has finally arrived in Paris, and our French team is dreaming of airy outfits and the romantic countryside. …

6 Seriously Helpful Haircare Tips from a Pro Stylist

Birchbox staffers are a fun and eclectic bunch, and come from a variety of fascinating backgrounds before they started here. Case in point? Operations associate all-star Amanda Bergen. Prior to moving to the Big Apple (and promptly getting scooped up by the Birchbox team), the Michigan native whipped lame locks into shape as a professional hairstylist. When we found out about her amazing past, we knew we had to get her to spill her top tips:<p>1. <b>Use a conditioner every time you wash your hair.</b> …

Beauty Blogging Junkie

Hair FAQs Answered!

Your stylist gives you one set of instructions to care for your hair, product lines give you a totally different story and your mother swears by her …

Hair Care

Retro Beauty Secrets From Real-life Pinup Girls

Old-Hollywood hair and pinup-girl makeup have become red-carpet favorites for celebrities like Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad, and Amy Adams, but there's a certain type of dame who rocks that look every day—often with a va-va-voom pencil skirt, or maybe even a pair of tassels. I got a retro beauty …

Skincare 101: How to Layer All Those Products On Your Vanity

Figuring out how to order your skincare lineup can feel like trying to solve a rubik’s cube—not impossible but clearly a challenge. You’ve got a bathroom shelf filled with products, but which comes first?<p>The good news is you don’t to have to be a dermatologist to learn how to get the most out of your beauty routine. Just use this nifty diagram and the tips below to layer your products like a pro.<p>First things first: always start with a clean, freshly washed complexion. Our most recent go-to is …

The adventure playground of the Azores

The remote Portuguese archipelago is finally getting the recognition it deserves – with jewel-coloured lakes to kayak, misty laurel forests to hike and sparkling lava tubes to explore.<p>Asking someone to find the Azores on a map would probably have drawn a blank look a decade ago when the remote …

Hot Springs

Great tech-spectations: What's next in tech for 2013

The dog days of summer are here, and with them, a certain ennui seems to have washed over the tech world. But as July becomes August, things will begin to kick into high gear.<p>The big dogs of the tech industry -- Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and a host of others -- know that the all-important …

Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

National Parks