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Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

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7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

The Key To A Successful Marriage Is Make-Up Sex, Experts Say

"Kiss and make-up" are four words that may be the key to marital happiness, or so say two relationship experts who believe make-up sex is vital to helping couples work out their problems.<p>In a recent HuffPost Live segment, Trisha and Justin Davis, the authors of "Beyond Ordinary: When A Good …

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The Prettiest New Winter Hair Accessories

Some people have a tendency to hide their beauty blunders. I find it's easier—and much more flattering—to enhance them. Chipped polish? Slap on a glitter topcoat. On bad hair days, you'll never find me in a hat. Instead, I take those messy waves and position a big, bad, sparkly accessory on top. In …

1 Highlighter, 10 Ways to Use It

Like the bright yellow highlighter of your school days, Chella’s user-friendly highlighter pencil accentuates what’s important (and luckily, it’s neither yellow nor a neon marker). From defining your arches to brightening under your eyes, here are 10 ways to use this hardworking pencil.<p>—Maura<p><i>Need a new holiday makeup look? Watch our how-to and look party-ready in 10 minutes or less—promise!</i>

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Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Workout

A few months ago, I wrote an article about discovering the best exercise to complement your personality. And now it’s time to perfect your workout …

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How to Assemble a Gift Wrapping Kit

Gift wrapping can be wonderfully creative and also a huge pain! Why can you never find the clear, glossy tape when you need it. To save yourself time and headaches assemble a gift wrapping kit. That way when you need it everything will be at hand.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>lidded box<br>• baker’s …

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10 Vacation Destinations for Lovebirds

Romance is in the air at these getaways<p>Romance is in the air at these getaways. Here, our top picks for where couples can go to make the heart grow fonder.

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The Key To Your Next Facial Might Already Be In Your Medicine Cabinet

We're not ones to skimp when it comes to pampering ourselves (your face has gotta last you a <i>lifetime</i>, after all) but even we have to admit: It would …

How to Survive Backstabbing

Getting stabbed in the back can happen to anyone—but as movie producer Lynda Obst knows, beating foes at their own game can be devilishly fun.<p>I learned the hard way decades ago that when someone stabs you in the back, reacting before you think can start a feud. In Hollywood, where one can easily be …

Work-Outfit Idea: The Little Black Sweaterdress, Take 1!

Cheers to the start of a new week! Leave to the girl who's designed her own line of little black dresses (pat on the back) to know a good one when she sees it. While little black dresses are always classic and season-less, they're not all created equal when it comes to work attire. This $46 LBD by …

12 Things Only Girls With Straight Hair Will Understand

The grass is always greener, they say, and nowhere is that truer than in the world of hair debates. Curly hair girls always lust after straighter, flatter, more manageable locks (hence the booming industry around hair relaxers, chemical straighteners and a zillion different kinds of flat irons).<p>But …

3 Fall Trends That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Wardrobe

Around the office we call them micro-trends—little touches that make you look completely right now. Our favorites this fall? Prints, studs, and sweatshirts. Shop them here.

Wear It to Work: How 3 Washington, D.C., Women Dress for the Office

Tricks for nailing outfits that have personality in a conservative, tradition-bound culture.<p>On Brandon: coat, Belstaff; top, Giulietta; skirt,Tanya Taylor; pumps, Tabitha Simmons<p><b>Her job</b>: Abbey Brandon, 24, is a press assistant at the Bipartisan Policy Center and has a Beltway style blog, …

The Season's Best Coats

There's something about a fabulous coat. Throw one on and in one fell swoop your outfit is transformed. We've apple-picked the 30 best coats of the season, so whether the weather around you is crisp, chilly or downright frigid, we've got you covered.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p><i>Tonal leather</i> …

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The Dos and Don'ts of Thigh-High Boots

So you bought a pair of thigh-high boots (after reading our epic guide, of course), but now you're stumped by what to wear with them. Don't worry—we haven't abandoned you! In fact, we got our favorite trendsetters to give you the Dos and Don'ts of pulling off your stylish shoes.<p>Olivia Palermo, who …