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7 Nail Art Manis for Short Nails

No matter how hard we try, some of us just can’t seem to grow our nails past the tip of our fingers. Pretty frustrating with the way nail art has blown up. A detailed portrait of President Obama’s face? On these nails? No way! But not to worry. There are some designs that look great on all lengths …

Find out how to clean your cell phone and other dirty gadgets

Spring cleaning in today’s age doesn’t only apply to bathrooms, closets and kitchens. It also means giving those tech gadgets a good scrub.<p>A study by Stanford University students found that cell phones are 18 times dirtier than toilet handles. Inspired but those ikcy numbers, TODAY’s digital …

Gear & Gadgets

Garcinia Cambogia: Weight-Loss Supplement May Be Toxic to Some

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/28/2014 10:37 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>The use of <i>Garcinia cambogia</i>, a popular weight-loss supplement, may pose health risks to people who are taking certain antidepressants, a recent case report suggests.<p>Last year in Oregon, a 35-year-old woman who had …

Our Guide to Gorgeous Summer Hair

Everything you need to know to eliminate frizz, boost shine, and revive limp locks.<p>Everything you need to know to eliminate frizz, boost shine, and revive limp locks.

How to Keep Your Lipstick From Smudging

<b>Get more beauty tips from PopSugar!</b><p>How many mornings do you get to work and realize that your coffee cup is wearing more lipstick than you are? With shades like orange heating up for spring, you've got more reasons than ever to wear a bold lip—and keep it where you want it. As tempting as it is to …

Where to buy cute (and cheap!) plus-size clothing

Tell us if this sounds like you: You'd love to score an armload of amazing new clothes that fit you like a glove — all without breaking the bank or battling road rage in the mall parking lot. Of course, right? We've got you covered. Here's our guide to the best places to shop for budget-friendly …

Clothing

Pope Francis Declares Popes John XXIII and John Paul II Saints

<b>Pope Francis</b> made history on Sunday morning when he presided over the canonization of two former popes, <b>John XXIII</b> and <b>John Paul II.</b><p>The mass at St. Peter's Basilica was attended by an astonishing 800,000 people, including Pope Emeritus, <b>Benedict XVI</b>, who made a rare public appearance to attend the …

6 Spring-Ready Bronzers For Every Budget

<i>Below is an excerpt from "6 Spring-Ready Bronzers For Every Budget" which originally appeared on StyleBistro. Read the full story at …

The 2014 Best Beauty Buys Are Finally Here!

After months of testing makeup, hair, and skincare products, <i>InStyle</i>’s annual Best Beauty Buy roundup is finally being revealed! While more than 1200 …

Double-Duty Beauty: 10 of Our Favorite Multi-Tasking Products

With work, busy schedules, and only so many hours in the day, you’re constantly juggling several tasks at once—and if you ask us, there's no reason …

Soft and Sweet: The Lilac Lipstick Review

Spring is in the air and everything’s coming up lilacs. A softer, sweeter version of passionate purple, lilac—especially on lips—is surprisingly …

Probably too late for this Christmas but I couldn't not resis…

Probably too late for this Christmas but I couldn't not resist adding this recipe from "Food from Portugal" - Portuguese King Cake<p>Description<p>Traditional Festive Cake<p>Summary<p>Yield 6-8<br>Preparation time 20-30 minutes + 70 minutes resting time<br>Cooking time 30-35 minutes<br>Main Ingredient Flour/Candied Fruits<p>Ingredients<p>350 grams all-purpose/plain flour<br>1 tbs baker’s yeast<br>75 ml water<br>50 grams sugar<br>1/2 tsp cinnamon<br>zest of one lemon<br>2 eggs<br>25 ml port wine/port<br>50 grams margarine or butter<br>50 grams candied fruit<br>50 …

Portuguese Chicken Burger

chicken is the most probably food all aroud the world these days. So today i'm going to tell you a luxury recipe of 5 star hotels. I'm sure that …

{Review} UMAMI Box: Gourmet Food Subscription Box (Portugal)

Hi everyone! Today I’ll be reviewing a new gourmet food subscription box service here in Portugal. It’s only available here and it’s filled with …

10 traditional dishes a Portuguese Grandma would feed you

If you were to visit Portugal and have a traditional Portuguese Grandma as your gastronomic guide, she would feed you a variety of dishes rich in …

Cooking

The Late-Night Snacking Mistakes That Are Wrecking Your Diet

<b>Mistake: You eat dinner right before bed.</b><br>Going to sleep on a full stomach can cause discomfort and disrupt your sleep, which can wreak havoc on your waistline by setting you up to eat more the next day and causing you to hold on to belly fat. Eat dinner at least a few hours before bedtime; if you …

Snap Out Of Sunday Sadness

6 things to look forward to and lift you up during the darkest hour of the darkest day of the week:<p><b>1. The Daily Positive:</b> Subscribe and be happy …

Want To Stop Snoring? Here's What Works (And What Doesn't)

Long considered little more than a nuisance, snoring is no longer something to ignore -- to the delight of frustrated bed partners everywhere. To sleep physicians, snoring is a sign that something's up.<p>"When you are snoring, you're spending too much energy to breathe," says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, …

Free Android Music Apps (Reg. $40): Shazam Encore, TuneIn Radio Pro, Ultimate Guitar Tabs, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon’s App Store is offering a number of highly rated Android music apps worth a total of $40 for completely free today.<p>Some of …

NYCHA Sued for Failing to Move Disabled Woman

A disabled woman living in city housing is suing the <b>New York City Housing Authority</b>, after claiming that the city agency has refused to move her into a smaller home for over a decade.<p>In 2003, the NYCHA sent <b>Luduvina Gomez</b> of <b>Coney Island</b> a form asking her to transfer from her current three-bedroom …

5 Ways to Make Water Taste Better (So You'll Drink More of It)

<b>Add a Cinnamon Stick</b><br>Spice water up (literally!) with this tip from TheKitchn: Simmer a cinnamon stick in a cup of water, then use the resulting liquid as a concentrate that you mix with cold water and ice. Not only does the flavored water taste great, but cinnamon comes with a host of its own …

Food

The Coolest New Manis Aren’t Painted—They’re 3-D Printed!

I failed to see the future when I first heard about 3-D printing. Imagining the process—of building a three-dimensional object by programming a …

Daenerys Targaryen

10 Sex Toys to Finally Try Out That ’50 Shades of Grey’ Fantasy

Have you read the <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> books and secretly fantasized about trying something a little bit kinky with your man? Well, you’re not the only one. There’s a reason why the books became best sellers and are soon being made into a movie.<p>Not everyone has had the guts to follow in Anastasia …

Shades of Grey

The Difference Between Stress And Anxiety

It’s safe to assume that most of us have experienced stress in one form or another, whether it’s a deadline at work, a family conflict or an important decision. The constricting, chest-pressing fear can feel never ending and can put us into a state of unrest.<p>With stressful elements churning in our …

Ways to Relax

• <b>Sip Green Tea:</b> Instead of turning purple with rage, get green with a cup of herbal tea. Green tea is a source of L-Theanine, a chemical that helps relieve anger. Boil the water, pour it out, and take a soothing sip.• <b><br>Nosh on Chocolate:</b> Just a square (about 1.4 ounces) of the sweet stuff can calm your …

Skincare Tips: 6 Biggest Skincare Mistakes

You already know it’s a sin to go to bed without washing your face (right?!), but that’s just one of many common bad habits that can seriously screw with your skin.<p>To determine the most unforgivable beauty mistakes, we talked to board certified dermatologist Debra Luftman, M.D., co-author of <i>The</i> …

No More Tears! 5 Pro Detangling Tips

“What a tangled mess.” Admit it, those words have passed your lips more than a few times this winter as you’ve tried to deal with the matted nest on …

Hair