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How to Create a Cobra Braid—the Newest Fashion Week Hair Trend You Can Wear Every Day

Yep, New York fashion week is still going on. And if you find yourself constantly rolling your eyes over all the high fashion and crazy makeup looks on your Instagram feed, we've got something here that could make you happier. Over the weekend, at the Leanne Marshall show, models wore an awesome …

Easy Yoga Poses For People Who Sit All Day

<i>Update: This story was previously published on Nov 21, 2015.</i><br>Are you sitting down? Okay, take a minute to assess: Are you slouching in your seat? Are …

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17 Genius Hacks for Saving Every Last Drop of Your Beauty Products

How to make your favorite products and makeup last you longer.<p>It's somehow always the case that as soon as you think your makeup collection is complete, you have to buy more of a product that's run out or replace products that are no longer up to par. While you may not ever be done replenishing …

28 Makeup Charts That'll Make Your Life So Much Easier

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Makeup

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

7 Traits Every Leader Should Avoid | Inc.com

In any type of managerial role or as an entrepreneur, your leadership skills will directly impact the growth and ultimate success of your company.<p>There are certain qualities and actions that prevent individuals from being effective leaders. Below are seven characteristics that poor leaders often …

Employment

14 Beauty Products You Can Actually Buy at Costco

We all know Costco is home to all things gigantic and bulk. Whether it’s food or furniture, Costco’s got it all. But, did you know that you could also find your beauty favorites in bulk too? Just this year, Costco launched its Beauty’s Most Wanted project so its members can now enjoy professional …

3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before You Resign

Yesterday evening over dinner, I had a wonderful discussion with a friend about his decision to leave his job. It had nothing to do with the company, …

"Hair contouring" is the latest hair trend, and it's stunning

If you are anything like me, contouring with makeup is easily the most confusing thing in the world. OK, maybe not the world, but in the makeup …

How Your Office Would Look If Your Boss Was A Cat

What would a cat look like as the CEO of a major corporation? Questions like these kept me up at night – until cartoon artist Tom Fonder answered …

10 Indie Beauty Products Bloggers + Experts Swear By

Last weekend, New York City played host to the first ever Indie Beauty Expo. Housed in the Altman Building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, the Expo drew tons of organic, all-natural and indie beauty brands, consumers and beauty professionals. Everyone flocked together for our joint love …

5 Simple Ways to a Less-Cluttered Life

Weeks and weeks of putting the mail on your kitchen counter eventually adds up! And that shoe pile by the door -- how long has that been building up? Since we know you're busy, here are a few easy tricks that will help you clean up your clutter in no time and with virtually no hassle.<p>Add It to Your …

Minimalism

DIY: Sage Smudge Sticks

Incense can be cloying and scented candles may cause allergic reactions in dinner guests (this happened!), but an herbal smudge stick? It’s just the …

DIY Mason Jar Garden

Introduction: DIY Mason Jar Garden<p>Want to start gardening but not sure how to? Here's a great idea for beginner gardeners. Though it's nothing new, …

The ‘Leadership Gap’: What Happens When Employers and Employees Don’t Agree on What a ‘Leader’ Is?

According to a new survey from talent management solutions provider Saba and research service WorkplaceTrends.com, we’re facing a leadership gap in …

Leadership

20 Things You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Truly Happy

The only thing standing in your way towards happiness is you; no one else is allowed to set up limits for you but you, nor there should be. No matter …

Motivation

5 Super Easy Dinners That’ll Help You Lose 5 Pounds

<b>Chicken and Tomato Basil Pomodoro Zucchini Pasta</b><br>"When I was on my own personal weight-loss journey, I made this dish once or twice a week," says Maffucci. "It's easy to make, and it's packed with flavor, lean protein, and—of course—low-calorie and low-carb zucchini noodles."<p>1 Tbsp extra-virgin …

Australia's Oldest Man Knits Adorable Sweaters to Save Oil-Covered Penguins

109-year-old Alfred ‘Alfie' Date, Australia's oldest man, has 80 years of knitting experience under his belt, which is why the nurses at his retirement home asked him for a highly specific, peculiar favor. Back in 2013, there was an oil spill that was negatively affecting the little penguins of …

Knitting

Row Bird Houses - So You Think You're Crafty

<i>*Project by Erin @ Erin’s Creative Energy for the Scrappy challenge of season 12*</i><p>When tackling the scraps project, I decided to choose my medium of …

How to Make Baked Brie Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Skip the cheese plate and opt for a simple, oozy baked Brie that anyone can make -- and everyone will enjoy.</i><p>A …

Frog Riding on a Beetle's Back is Reminiscent of a Wild West Scene

Using macro photography, Hendy Mp captured a bizarre nature scene unlike any we've observed before. His colorful images feature a tree frog hitching a ride to the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The adventurous frog, looking like a cowboy at a rodeo, managed to stay on top of the insect …

Nature Photography

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

<b>Chocolate Milk</b><br>In the mood for something sweet? Go for this childhood favorite. "Chocolate milk has potassium, which helps relieve muscle spasms if you're dealing with physical stressors," says Gans. Just make sure to stick with the low-fat version.<p><b>Oatmeal</b><br>This fiber-packed food will keep you full …

The 20 Best Dessert Recipes EVER. Or Are They?

There are a lot of superlatives being thrown around the Internet these days. It's hard to believe that something is actually "the best" because just about <i>everything</i> is being called the best thing EVER. Either we live in a world where a lot of things are really, really good, or that title is …

Butterfly House

• 2.9/4<br>• 7 ratings<p>7 ratingsX<p>Basic<p>Good<p>Excellent<p>28.6%<p>0%<p>28.6%<p>42.9%<p>My wife has been wanting a butterfly house for a while now. In fact she has had it on my …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …