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How to achieve work-life balance in 5 steps

Achieving work-life balance can look impossible. And, frankly, it seems like it’s getting harder.<p>In the ten years from 1986 to 1996 work-life balance …

Master Your Schedule And Make The Gig Economy Work For You

In an era of composite careers, learning to multi-task with precision and power is key<p>Like many millennials, I have a composite career. As well as writing for this publication, I work as an innovation consultant and run a startup. Similar to others riding the coat tails of the gig economy, I have …

Gig Economy

These Simple, Science-Backed Exercises You Can Do at Home Have Huge Health Benefits

No need for gym!<p>Most of us probably know exercising is associated with a smaller risk of premature death, but a new study has found that doesn't have …

Beauty Queens! 18 Stocking Stuffers You Need From Forever 21 — All Under $15

If you love makeup, you know that the best kind of stocking stuffer is a beauty product. This year, we are buying all of the cosmetic goodies from Forever 21. There are face masks, lip glosses, brush sets, eye shadow palettes, and more. With prices this low, you'll be able to fill a stocking to the …

10 Makeup Mistakes That Can Age You

1 of 19<p>Cosmetic Changes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 19<p>Mistake: Skipping Foundation<p>3 of 19<p>Solution: Wearing the Right Foundation<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 19<p>Mistake: …

9 of the Best Drugstore BB Creams for an Airbrushed Finish

What did we ever do before BB creams? A flawless middle-ground between fuller coverage foundations and the sometimes too-sheer likes of tinted …

Stress, Salt and Sensitivity- How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles And Bags Under Your Eyes

Nothing makes us look more knackered than bruise-like dark circles and puffy eyes. But what’s really causing them? We get the truth and reveal tips …

Easy ways to protect your skin from cold weather

Don't let the snow and wind take its toll<p>It's no secret that changes in weather can impact our health - <b>especially when it comes to skin.</b> As …

7 Ways to Make Your Hair Color Last Longer

Taking a trip to the colorist is time consuming and, let's face it, a money suck. Thankfully, there are several quick and budget-friendly ways to get …

Hair Color

The one change you can make to reduce body odour

We all have body odour, there is no need to be shy about it, it is simply a fact of life.<p>Admittedly some suffer a little more than others and have to …

The Best Concealer For Your Skin Type

You might have heard the popular saying that likens friendships to lingerie: "A good friend is like a bra: hard to find one you're comfortable with, …

Skin Care

Self-Care Gifts That Give a Serious Dose of TLC (Starting at $6)

It's been a long, busy, action-packed, stressful year. And a great way to tell a loved one that you care about them during the holidays would be to give them some much needed (and likely long overdue) self-care. Whether it's a luxurious bath soak, a reminder to take care of their muscles (for that …

First Aid

Why You Need to Change Your Regimen for Aging Hair

<i>Welcome to #BestLife, a column on how to embrace aging and the life changes that come with it.</i><p>Without further ado, let me just say: to each their own. If you, like Jamie Lee Curtis, embrace your grays, by all means, more power to you.<p>I am not Jamie Lee Curtis. I don’t like my grays. I want them to …

Hair Care

Makeup-Lovers — Here's What Holiday Lipstick You Should Try, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

If there's ever a time to take your lipstick game to the next level, it's during the holidays. Parties, family dinners, and all sorts of festive events are the perfect opportunities to play with color and shine. If you're not sure what to try out this year, looking to astrology could be the ideal …

The One Drugstore Lip Balm You Should Start Using, According To A Dermatologist

Lip balms are certainly an essential go-to beauty product for any woman. It's no secret that dry lips can be chapped and painful, especially as the …

Skin Care

How To Get Smooth, Taut Skin As You Age Like Jennifer Lopez & Elizabeth Hurley

Age ain’t nothing but a number! If you want to have great skin in your 40’s and 50’s, you need to start caring for it now! A derm is breaking down …

The Count of Monte Cristo

A Study Guide<p>Alexandré Dumas’ literary classic, <i>The Count of Monte Cristo,</i> is an adventure novel that has been popular with readers since its …

Without a Doubt, These Are the Best Period Dramas of All Time

Movies provide a short but sweet escape from the present, especially those that transport us to a different time. Whether you're a history buff or …

This week’s must-read books

<b>Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner</b> <i><br>(Fiction, Little, Brown)</i><p>The creator of “Mad Men” makes his first foray into the publishing world with a slim, …

These Are the Best Books for Each College Major, According to Students (Part 1)

We polled students on their favorite for-class reads.Every once in a while you get a book assigned to you for a class that actually <b>changes your life</b>. …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 91 – The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

Thomas Cranmer’s book of vernacular English prayer is possibly the most widely read book in the English literary tradition<p>In anticipation of English prose after the Commonwealth, I had initially found the temptation to include Robert Hooke’s extraordinary <i>Micrographia</i> (1665) next in this sequence …

15 Facts About Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie

<i>The Glass Menagerie</i> is an American classic that tells a tragic family tale of love, bitterness, and abandonment. But beyond its delicate glass …

Literature

7 Page-Turning Thrillers That Will Have You Pulling All-Nighters

While scary movies tend to steal the spotlight this time of year, we're partial to thriller books. The kinds of chilling reads that are filled with …

5 Favorite Books That Other People Recommended to Me

I suggest books for a living, which is awesome and gives me access to all kinds of book resources for my own TBR, but sometimes I feel like I’m …

This Is How Long You Should Date Before Getting Married, Study Finds

So you’ve met the person you want to grow old with—happy days! But whether you’ve been together two months or two years, you might be wondering when …

Losing Hair Lately? This Might Be Why

If you’ve been staring at your brush or your shower drain and feeling like you’ve been losing a lot of hair lately, don’t despair. A recent <i>British</i> …

hair loss

13 ways to give to charity without breaking your budget

Giving to charity doesn’t require a lot of disposable income. If you want to make the world a better place, you can still contribute without cutting a big check.<p>Here are 13 ways to give to charity on a budget.<p>1. Donate your time<p>Many charitable organizations survive through the efforts of …

Personal Finance

3 Smart Year-End Tax Moves to Make Before 2018

Here are some ways to reduce your taxes in the final months of the year.<p>Tax planning should be a year-long process, not just something you do for a …