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The Right Way to Use Sunscreen

This season, you are probably spending every moment you possibly can outside (remember winter? let’s not). Our skin is exposed and vulnerable more …

Lessons of Compassion From the Dalai Lama

<i>"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."</i> -- Dalai Lama<p>I attended the Dalai Lama's talk at the University of California, Irvine, recently for a celebration of his 80th birthday. He said that all he wanted for his birthday was compassion; a …

The Heartland’s best hits: top Kansas sights along I-70

This is the stuff road trips through Middle America are made of: slurping milkshakes at a Formica countertop in a diner that hasn’t changed since 1950, cruising by fields of sunflowers and amber waves of grain that stretch as far as the eye can see, and stopping at the quirky, always-superlative …

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How to Defend Yourself 101

Street attacks, harassment, and assault is an issue that affects 65 percent of women today. Female Awareness founder Gabrielle Rubin gave us tips on how to protect yourself, both before and after an attack.<p>80 percent of female victims of rape or sexual assault are attacked by someone they know, …

25 Life-Changing Ways to Use Q-tips

Brought to you by the editors of Cosmopolitan: Did you know cotton swabs shouldn't be used for cleaning out your ears? Use them instead to apply perfume, to remove a pimple, to create the perfect winged eyeliner, and much more.<p><b>1. Spray the ends of a few cotton swabs with your favorite perfume, and</b> …

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Cool and Affordable Plus-Size Clothes: Violetta by Mango

Here's something that's bound to make you excited to shop. As of today, Violeta, a new full-figured line by Mango and previously available only in Europe, is finally available in the U.S.<p>Featuring everything from perfect-for-work dresses to slinky jumpsuits to the coolest moto jacket, Violeta comes …

Why "Marriage Equality" Isn't Truly Equal

I've been having mixed feelings about the marriage equality movement ever since it started gaining serious steam1. I totally support the right of whoever to marry whomever, but that's actually where my problem with the movement lies: Because it's not about full marriage equality. It's about …

No Mold? No Problem! I Eat All the Expired Food

My freshman year in college I decided to go home to Texas for winter break, as many freshman are like to do.<p>As the dorm would be shut down for the holiday, we were given instructions as to make our rooms "shut down ready." Locking the windows, throwing out perishable food, and unplugging all …

How To Get Away With Wearing A Slip In Public

I actually bought my first slip dress completely by accident. I was backpacking around Europe just after my first year at university, and quickly realized that if I wanted to eat at any of the nice restaurants in Paris or Venice, I should probably have packed a nice dress. I headed to the most …

From Marilyn Monroe to Elizabeth Taylor, An Old Hollywood Guide to Dressing Down

Be glamorous 24/7.<p>During Old Hollywood's heyday, leading ladies looked just as elegant traipsing around town or lounging at home as they did on screen. Let these retro sirens be your guide to dressing glamorous on your days off.

The Best Swimsuits for Women with Big Boobs

​These options lift, control, and flatter for days.<p>If you have big boobs, shopping for a swimsuit can be a challenge. You head to the fitting room with an armful of options and then spend your time trying on, wiggling and bending over, making sure that nothing will slip out and give the pool a show …

3 Supplements You Should Never Take - Consumer Reports News

5 tips for using supplements safely<p>With lax regulation and little oversight from the Food and Drug Administration, consumers need to be especially …

Do This Don't: Dress Like A Fat Marshmallow

When I was a kid, I had this mint green turtleneck. I think it was my most loathed article of clothing. I don't just mean during my childhood -- I mean I still hate that turtleneck when I think about it. The turtleneck itself felt like it was slowly strangling me (I still have some sensory issues …

7 Research-Backed Breakfast Tips for Faster Weight Loss

Want to fend off breakfast boredom and lose some pounds? We've rounded up a week's worth of ideas for your a.m. meals.

7 Healthy Foods That Can Also Be Poisonous

Don't let these make you sick.<p>Certain innocent-sounding foods can seriously mess with your system. Case in point: Just a few weeks ago, we posted a delicious roundup of rhubarb smoothie recipes from Instagram. (Yum, right?) As we pointed out, though, while rhubarb stalks are safe to eat, certain …

Nutrition

How to Speak Hairdresser: Tips on Getting the Haircut You Want

Singer Tori Kelly Shares Her Secrets to Curly-Hair Perfection

Tori Kelly's been a busy girl the past few months. She released her dreamy EP, <i>Foreword</i>, opened for Ed Sheeran, and somehow managed to avoid a bad hair day while juggling it all. She stopped by our office to talk all about her booming music career (I'm personally addicted to the Taylor Swift cover …

Don’t Toss That Dried-Up Nail Polish! Here’s How to Safely Dispose of Nail Products

There comes a day in the life of a nail polish when it’s time to head to the big beauty salon in the sky. But think twice before you toss it in the …

5 Cheapie Beauty Products That Changed My Life

I’m sure it’s no surprise that an uncomfortable amount of my discretionary income goes to beauty products. From the fancy schmancy stuff to the bargains at the drugstore, I want it all. I can’t help myself -- if it sounds intriguing, I’ve gotta try it. A new BB cream that uses new-age pseudoscience …

How You Cuff Your Pants Can Make Or Break An Outfit -- Are You Doing It Right?

Have I mentioned yet how excited I am for summer weather? I love the lightness and simplicity of getting dressed when the weather is warmer and layers are no longer needed. I relish in that awesome feeling when you can throw on a T-shirt, jeans, and sandals, and walk out of the house without a …

Canceled and Returning TV Shows 2014: Parenthood, The Mindy Project, and More

I'll let you guys in on a little secret: Our awesome Anna thinks I'm crazy. Not that I blame her. For 10 hours on Friday, I literally watched my email for the official news from network publicists on which of our beloved shows were coming back and which ones were not. As I joked with Anna, it felt …

Belly-Fat Myths That Need to Go Away

You know that miracle cures are too good to be true, but did you know that these other "facts" have been debunked?<p>MYTH: Belly fat protects your bones.<p>…

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ABC Renews Nashville, Cancels Trophy Wife, Suburgatory, and More

Last week at this time, Judy Greer was telling me about her anxiety-reducing meditation techniques, and after waiting (and waiting) for the networks to unveil what shows have been canceled and renewed, I really do think I need to take a page out of her book. This time of the year has never been …

5 Questions Everyone Should Ask A Trainer

Because when your audience is an expert, why not?<p>Many gyms offer you a complimentary training session when you first join, as a way to—spoiler alert!—entice you into buying a training package. And, while there are so many great reasons to hire someone one-on-one (starting with, you'd be hiring …

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7 Ways Your Phone Could Save Your Life

As if you needed another reason to carry it in your hand at all times.<p>Cavan Images<p><b>Kitestring</b>The newest app to ensure you arrive to your destination safely, Kitestring checks in with you via SMS and if you don't reply back, sends your emergency contacts a customizable alert message. Just don't …

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Waxing vs. Threading: What’s the Best Way to Tame Your Brows?

What do you do when you look in the mirror and see two wiry, caterpillar-like brows staring back out? Book an appointment to get them shaped, of …

Sensitive Skin

Do Men Actually Hate Your Man-Magnet Makeup? Study Suggests They Prefer Less

If you're single and wearing makeup, you might want to grab yourself some Cetaphil and get to washing. In a study picked up by <i>The Atlantic</i>, when looking at pictures of the same woman in different degrees of "done-up-ness," men were found to prefer less makeup than women would have predicted.<p>The …

Best Products for $15 or Less | Best Bargain Products - Consumer Reports News

<b>Price:</b> $10<p><b>Why a bargain:</b> Sound quality as good as some much higher priced models, and you can have them for $10! It has integrated function control, …

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