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Does Drinking Water Really Give You Glowing Skin?

Dermatologists explain what H2O can (and can't) do for your complexion.<p>This time of year, everything is dry. Your face flakes off in whole pieces, your arms are ashy, and your butt constantly itches in your jeans. Meanwhile, you still have that zit that’s been making appearances on your chin since …

Skin Care

15 Cozy Fireplaces That Will Keep You Warm All Year Long

It's the heart of a room — and a savior on chilly nights.<p>The hearth is the center of the home. From detailed stonework to stunning marble, these fireplaces will turn any living space — a study, bedroom, you name it — into a relaxing oasis.

Interior Design

Steal Celebrity Style: Chrissy Teigen's Torn Jeans Chic

Even with torn up jeans model <b>Chrissy Teigen</b> still looks put together while walking the streets with her husband John Legend. You can capture this …

Clothing

5 Raw Foods You Should Be Eating For Prettier Skin

Many foods promote skin health. Some are at their most beneficial when eaten raw:<p><b>Kale and Spinach</b><br>Kale and spinach help keep skin firm because they contain phytonutrients that provide extra protection from sun damage. Spinach is especially good because it's loaded with the nutrients beta-carotene …

Nutrition

These Southern Noodles Are the Ultimate Comfort Food

<i>By Gabriella Vigoreaux, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Not familiar with potlikker? Well, we're a bit obsessed with the smoky liquid that's left behind after boiling greens. Don't you dare throw it away because, as every true Southerner knows, the stuff is liquid gold. Here, it gets repurposed into …

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

12 Weird Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

Is there anything it can't do?!<p><i>By Augusta Falleta for Beauty High</i><p>Finding a good beauty product is like making a new friend. But finding a product that can help with practically every beauty issue out there is like finding the holy grail. Coconut oil, which is all-natural and available at just about …

Skin Care

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

Skin Care

How Often Should You Really Wash Your Jeans?

When it comes to caring for your denim, you probably fall into one of two camps: You’re either all for rinse, cycle, and repeat, or against washing …

Clothing

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

6 Easy Styling Tips to Refresh a Room

Instantly refresh your room.<p>A home makeover doesn't have to require new furniture, a trip to the hardware store, or a big budget. Here's how to style a space for an instant refresh.

Home Decorating

5 Tips: How To Quickly Make Your House Look Cleaner Than It Is

You get a text message that company is dropping by and they're only 10 blocks away. Don't panic. Take a deep breath, now panic and check out these 5 …

How To Heat Your Home While Staying Green

No matter what part of the world you live in, heating costs can be astronomical during the winter or chilly months. Aside from breaking your budget, …

What The Heck Is Cleansing Oil, And Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It?

When the cleansing oil craze first took off, we were skeptical about slathering our faces with more a product our skin naturally produces. But we've secretly obsessed over having clear skin like the women we've met who swear by the face cleansing method.<p>Still there are plenty of questions we have: …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Laundry Rooms

Breakfast mug cake recipes: Try these sweet morning treats

You may already be a fan of mug cakes — the single-serving microwave cakes you create in a cup make pretty irresistible desserts. Easy? Check. Convenient? Check. Delicious? Check. Waistline-friendly portion control? Check. But if you haven't tried mug cakes for breakfast, you're in for a treat.<p>Get …

Banana Recipes for Athletes

Bananas are an athlete staple. They pack a nutritional punch with high levels of potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber and (despite common belief to the contrary) they score low on the Glycemic Index, meaning they won't spike your blood sugar. They're also versatile and can be used in everything from …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Waist Training Like Kim Kardashian

How to get Kim's itty bitty midriff in six easy (but uncomfortable) steps.<p><b>Day 1 of waist-training.</b> Photo: Courtesy of Danielle Prescod/Instagram<p>A few months ago, Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram of herself in the gym wearing a corset by shapewear brand Ann Chery. After I got past the white …

Find Your Perfect Scent

How to find your best fit fragrance.<p>With hundreds of new options available, choosing a fragrance can be overwhelming. Hint: Let your fashion and beauty preferences lead the way. "Like clothing, jewelry, and makeup, scent can speak volumes about a wearer's personality," says Roja Dove, the nose …

Beauty

Want a Body Like Jennifer Aniston's? Here's Her Workout, Straight from Her Trainer

There's no denying that Jennifer Aniston has one of the best physiques in the biz. The secret to her shape? The 45-year-old actress has been working …

5 Beauty Products That Flatter Every Complexion

These shades really work on everyone.<p>We're always on the lookout for makeup that complements our coloring, and usually, different shades work better on different complexions. But that's not the case with these universal products that each truly bring out the best in every woman.

Makeup

Etro's folklore fantasy bag

FASHION A BAG FOR THE WEEKEND<p><b>Etro was dreaming of Mongolia and Tibet for Fall/Winter 2014-2015 and this hand-embroidered bag marries craftsmanship</b> …

Silk Road

Think Pink! Fabulous Fashionable Products That Support Breast Cancer Research

Be an active part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and shop these great grabs, all of which donate part of their proceeds to Breast Cancer research or a specific charity.<p><b>Not Just Pretty Lip Service</b><p>Gloss for a cause from Bobby Brown -- four ultra-pretty pinks that will make lips shimmer: Pretty Pink …

#HowToWearIt: Office to Off-Duty Style

<i>In this weekly feature,</i> InStyle<i>’s Senior Market Editor/Digital Correspondent Dana Avidan-Cohn shares tips and tricks on how to tackle the latest</i> …

5 Products to Transition Your Skin Care Routine for Fall

It's not just your closet that gets an overhaul when the weather gets colderyour beauty routine needs a revamp, too, in the form of rich creams and supercharged ingredients. Stay glowing and fresh until spring with these five products.<p>It's not just your closet that gets an overhaul when the weather …

Skin Care

How Your Rising Sign Shapes Your Wardrobe

Our resident astrologist on the cosmic influence on personal taste.<p>Your Sun sign is the essence of who you are, but your ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is how you portray yourself to the world.<p>The sign of the zodiac that was coming up over the Eastern horizon when you were born is your …

Self-Acceptance

The Best Leather Jackets To Shop For Fall

Stock up on these fall wardrobe staples.<p>Nearly any cover-up conundrum can be answered in two simple words: leather jacket. Find your inner edge and shop the best trend to top off your look as the weather cools down. From the classic moto to red hot hues, click through to shop our favorites.<p>Courtesy

Clothing

13 Enviable Closets From Pinterest

While you may not have the real estate yet, there's no harm in taking wardrobe organization inspiration from these 14 enviable walk-insall spotted on Pinterest.<p>A perfectly-organized, designer-filled walk-in closet: the universal object of desire for every fashionable woman. While you may not have …

Real Estate

6 Ways To Stay Hydrated Without Water

Here, the best hydration hacks to get your H2O on without all the guzzling<p>With a daily recommended intake of 2.2 liters a day, it's safe to say that many of us don't make the hydration cut, falling short of the amount of H2O our bodies really need. So what's the busy girl's solution? Find …

Nutrition