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How to Pick Wine *Not* Based on the Pretty Label

Not like we do that or anything. (Ahem.)<p>We're not really sure when the transition from drink-all-the-vodka-sodas-you-can-muster to we-should-probably-just-order-a-bottle happens, but it does. But when it does, unless you're like Hallie from <i>The Parent Trap</i> who grew up around vintages and varietals, …

5 Exercises That Will Show Your Lower Belly Who's Boss

One trainer's favorite moves for flattening that tricky spot<p>When you're trying to target your lower abs, all abs-strengthening moves are not created equal. Fact is, some are much more effective at working those tough-to-get-to muscles. So we asked celebrity trainer Michelle Lovitt, an Asics America …

Is Kefir the Next Superfood? Introducing the Healthy Snack of Your Future

Once upon a time, I was a slender seventeen-year-old who decided to spend a year in a seaside Crimean town on a student exchange. Given the local emphasis on nonprocessed food, I planned on maintaining my relatively healthy diet from the States—and suspected that maybe it would even improve. But …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

5 Ways to Lose 5 Pounds—From the Guy Who Gets A-Listers in Shape

Celebrity fitness pro Harley Pasternak shares his top tips for melting stubborn fat.<p><i>This article was written by Cathryne Keller and provided by our partners at Fitbie.</i><p>When you first started to overhaul your food and fitness habits, it probably felt like you were slimming down faster than a new …

10 Hairstyles You Can Do in Literally 10 Seconds

Welcome to your week of really great hair days 💁.<p>Woke up with absolutely zero time to even run a comb through your hair? Don't freak; we've got you covered. Try one of these crazy-fast (and chic!) hairstyles from TRESemmé Celebrity Stylist Marco Peña to be office-ready in seconds. Or, okay, maybe …

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Before & After: IKEA Bed Frame Turned Chaise

A $20 IKEA "as-is" bed frame had served its purpose, but Kerry decided to give it a new use. By adding cushions and wrapping the mattress, she now …

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

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Small Style: Tiny Heirloom, the World's Littlest Luxury Home

(Image credit: Design Collector)<p>If you've always wanted to live in a home so tiny it fits on a trailer, but were loathe to give up your dream of a …

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's Hourglass Bod

And that 'booty.'<p>Jennifer Lopez is more than a triple threat. She's famous for her acting, singing, dancing, <i>and</i> her killer body. Her derrière reportedly has an insurance policy of its own, a "Booty" anthem dedicated to it, and just last night it played a big role in a game of Catchphrase with Jimmy …

Give Yourself A Better Manicure

Sometimes you don’t want to shell out a salon-grade price for a few swipes of sheer pink Essie. But you can’t argue with the results—the …

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How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …

21 Snacks for Flat Abs

These guilt-free nibbles will leave you satisfied and bloat-free.

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8 Surprising Ways You're Slowing Your Metabolism

Fire up your natural calorie burn ASAP.<p><i>This article was written by Paige Greenfield and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Yeah, yeah, yeah, you've heard it all before—all you need to speed up your metabolism is to build more muscle, drink lots of ice water, and try to spend less time sitting, …

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can’t explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you <i>appear</i> to …

9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails

This secret ingredient can help you score smoother skin, brighter teeth, and healthier-looking nails.<p>Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as sea water, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.<p>One of the …

The World's 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop …

This Mix Will Make Your Workout the Ultimate Emotional Experience

A legit excuse to ugly-cry on the StairMaster<p>You can officially stop searching for that one workout song that will push you through your final rep or steepest climb: It's finally arrived. Prepare to be moved, both physically and mentally, by the newest annual "United States of Pop" from DJ …

Real-World Alpha Females

Women are outearning, outpacing, and outshining men like never before. Here, some alpha females from our Women on Top special.<p><b>Name:</b> Lorraine Parrish<p><b>Age:</b> 30<p><b>Location:</b> Baltimore<p><b>Job:</b> Real-estate investor<p><b>Hours at work per week:</b> 60<p><b>Proudest alpha moment:</b> I was one of only two women pursuing an …

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4 Resume Tricks That Will Definitely Backfire

Bad job search advice. It’s everywhere.<p>Don’t shoot the messenger (even though she’s also a purveyor of job search advice).<p>It’s everywhere for a number of reasons, including:<p>Those delivering it often have a bias that affects the nature of the counsel (e.g., husbands, parents, BFFs).<br>• There are no …

20 New Ways to Use Bobby Pins

Innovative ideas from our friends at Cosmo.com<p><b>1. For better grip, flip the bobby pin over so that the wavy side is against your head.</b> If you have a hard time keeping your bobby pins in place, try flipping the pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the wavy, more textured …

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Ads for the Best Performance

Facebook's journey till now has been amazing. Having started as a simple platform to connect with friends and acquaintances has moved forward in …

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capital shockerBurari Horror: Eerie Notebook Reveals Why 10 of the 11 Bodies Were Bound, Blindfolded and Gagged<p>clash of the titans<p>'We're the Messi & …

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Holiday Marketing: 5 Trends That Will Drive Sales

Credit: iravgustin/Shutterstock<p>While the holiday season is often called the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the busiest for many …

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5 Social Media Tools To Boost Your Results

Social Media tools can help you achieve things online that you could never manage on your own.“If you’re looking to generate sale leads successfully, …

How to Get Started With Digital Marketing

Wondering how to build a company presence online? An expert explains how to get started.<p>When business owners start trying to market online, many think a few tweets will build a loyal following. Unfortunately, according to marketing specialist Aaron Agius, to see results you need a strategy. Agius …

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Hair Ideas: A Topknot for Short-Haired Girls

So you cut your hair short—that's awesome! But it's summer, and you want to get your hair off your neck, and you can't. Not awesome! Trust me, I've tried, and every single time I tie up my long bob, I end up with a mullet: a big panel of hair hanging down my neck that is anything but a "party in …