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Auld Lang Syne: should old lyrics be forgot... what the song means, and eight things you didn't know about it

Every year, on December 31, merrily inebriated people gather to sing the same song, Auld Lang Syne. The fact that few actually know all of the words, let alone their meaning, has rarely stopped anyone from joining in.<p>However, now is your chance to be well-informed and in tune with these facts about …

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How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

4 Innovative Ways to Tie a Chic Summer Sarong

Another Kate Middleton Sighting! And Her L.K. Bennett Dress Is Selling Out FAST

Guess that rumored couture makeover by the Queen isn't happening any time soon. Because just this morning, Kate Middleton made her second public appearance this week in a <i>high street</i> dress from one of her favorite stores, L.K. Bennett. And she looks GOOD.<p>Supporting the Art Room charity, Kate yet …

4 Solutions For Extra Small Bathrooms

How to make the most out of a cramped bathroom.<p><b>1.</b> Draw a rough sketch of your space (you don't have to be an artist!) so you can try out different arrangements and ideas before you start installation.<p><b>2.</b> If opting for a bathtub and shower combo rather than solely a shower, look for bathtubs that are …

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25 American Classics Everyone Should Read At Least Once

And maybe it's finally time to enjoy "The Grapes of Wrath" and other classics, instead of just the CliffsNotes version.<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us create a list of 25 American classics everyone should read.<p>From John …

Mark Twain

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8 Unusual Uses For Bananas

Nothing ticks me off more than having to trash bananas that I bought four days earlier. I love the tropical fruit just as much as Baby Bop, but I shouldn't have to force feed myself bananas before they become overripe. But it turns out the old yellow fruit can be made new in the form of homemade …

Found: The Perfect Work Dress

Between the air-conditioned office and a steamy commute, dressing for work during a heat wave can be a challenge — but it's not impossible. Enter: …

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28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

8 Best Foods for Gorgeous Skin

Nutritionist Dana James shared her favorite things to eat for a flawless complexion<p>Give your topical creams some backup, and care for your face naturally, as well. Nutritionist Dana James shared the good things to eat for a flawless complexion.