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America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Best Ways To Stop Stress

<b>Welcome to the next chapter of “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health & Life”, in which I’m going to give you 7 of the best weapons to beat</b> …

3 Slimming Smoothie Recipes—That Also Fight Cancer!

It's hard to resist a tasty, juicy smoothie—but it's somehow even <i>tastier</i> when it has added healthy benefits. Like, I don't know...helping you fight cancer <i>and</i> aid in weight loss (<i>if</i> that's something you want to do!).<p>So here are a few recipes I found that are filled with the kinds of nutrients and …

2 Raw, Clean Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer

As much as you might love cooking, there's something about doing it in the summer that gets—well, it gets awfully <i>hot</i>. Plus, eating foods made with lighter ingredients just feels better during the hot months, you know? That's why whipping up raw, clean recipes is so appealing.<p>Pure Food and Wine is a …

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling

Simple & Inexpensive Tricks to Make Your Home Look Sophisticated

My home is my sanctuary, my little slice of peace and quiet. In true European spirit, I love to rent -- the American Dream to me has nothing to do with a mortgage. I am a fan of smaller spaces (my apartment is about 1,300 square feet), I love anything old, including old buildings (the row house I …

How to Style Your Coffee Table Like a Pro

This space isn't just for giant books anymore.<p>These decorating tips — from how to lay out a tray to arranging a personal collection — show you how to get a chic, stylish look for your coffee table.

Home Decorating

Sew a Pair of Easy Sag-Top Curtains

Paint may be the easiest way to update the look and feel of a room, but textiles come in a close second. Textiles add color, sophistication and …

DIY Vintage Crate Shelving Unit and "C2T39"

About a month ago, I wrote a post about our Vintage Styled Storage Solution for my Closet Room. Again, here are a couple of my favorite images for …

24 Science Experiments Your Kids Will Love

Every kid is for rainbows, explosions, or rainbow explosions.

How To: DIY Antiqued Mercury Mirror Glass

| 134 Comments<p>Today we're excited to to share this simple and affordable method for transforming any piece of glass into a beautiful decor update …

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Protect your patio table from sweating summer drinks with these easy-to-DIY, embellished cork coasters. http://trib.al/TYB0a9n

The Ultimate Perfect Skin Guide, From A-Z

Beauty Products for $10 and Under: Best Budget Beauty Buys of the Week

One of my favorite moisturizing body oils, a cute little eyelash case and an exfoliating bath sponge—here's how to get more bang for your beauty buck this week!<p><b>Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Oil with Vitamin E</b>, $5.49 at drugstore.com<p>I'll admit, I've used baby oil for most of my …

Beauty Tips Our Moms Were Totally Right About

When it comes to these beauty tips, the moms of <i>Glamour</i> staffers really did know best. We're sharing the skincare, hair, and makeup secrets we stole from them, just in time for ...

A Completely Grueling (And Life-Changing) 7 Minute Workout - The Fox Is Black

What if it took you only 7 minutes to get a full body workout? That’s the claim of an article in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports …

DIY Nesting Rope Bowls in Under 10 Minutes

Got keys, loose change, and other odds and ends in desperate need of a stylish handmade home? We thought so. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to hack our own set of nesting bowls or baskets… using nothing but rope and hot glue!<p><b>Materials:</b> – rope<p>– hot glue<p><b>Tools:</b> – scissors<p>– hot glue gun<p>We found …

Crafting

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

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10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Interior Design

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

DIY Basics: Chalkboard Cheese Trays

You’ve seen those cute chalkboard cheese trays all over Pinterest. Now it’s time to make your own in a few easy steps! We’ve even thrown in some ideas for how to stage your next cheese tasting party.<p><b>Materials:</b><p>– Basswood small country round by Walnut Hollow (5″ – 7″ diameter)<p>– Basswood medium …

Crafting

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

May 29, 2012<p>Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Is there anything better? Well, actual chocolate chip cookies would rank right up there I suppose.<p>But …

The 7-Minute, Full-Body Workout That Really Works (It's Scientifically Proven!)

We are busy, busy people—but I'll bet all of us can carve out seven minutes somewhere in our days, right?<p>The newest issue of <i>American College of Sports Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal</i> takes all the newest exercise research and boils it down into one seven-minute workout. The 12 high-intensity …

4 Healthy Detox Salads—That Are Actually Yummy

"Healthy detox salad" and "yummy" may not <i>sound</i> like they should go together—but I promise it's totally possible.<p>These salads are filled with cruciferous vegetables—vitamin-rich ingredients that are thought to help detox your body because they lend support to your immune, inflammatory, hormonal, and …

Basic Instinct: 8 Ways To Wear The Minimal Look

Get sleek with edgy tailored separates.<p>Edgy tailored separates in a pared-down palette have us packing away yesterday's flashy frocks. Getting sleek for work, the weekend, and evening is a cinch with these easy pieces.

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