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8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

8 Celebrities Who Went Through a Seriously Awkward Phase

Joe Manganiello had an awkward phase. We have the photo proof.<p>Many “flawless” celebrities soldiered through an adolescence marked by lanky frames, …

12 Gym Bags You Won’t Be Embarrassed to Carry

If you’re looking to be a healthier you this new year and your resolution sounds something like “join a gym,” “do more yoga,” or “train for a half marathon,” then it should also be followed by “<i>and</i> get a gym bag that I won’t be embarrassed to carry.” Just because you’re whipping your butt into …

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Can Apps Help Organize Your Overscheduled Life? We Put Four of Them to the Test

Overscheduling got you down?<p>Overscheduling got you down? Justine Harman tries life with a butler, assistant, secretary, and sleep coach—on the cheap

Secrets of a Makeup Master

Napoleon Perdis is redefining what it means to be a modern guru. Christine Lennon meets the unstoppable Aussie.<p>Even among the peacocks who populate his professional circle, Napoleon Perdis is not known for subtlety. On a recent morning, the Australian makeup artist turned entrepreneur is in mobile …

The Real Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

Photo: Courtesy of FAB.com.<p>For most of us, sleep is a precious commodity that's often hard to come by. But, when it comes to being productive, …

Feeling Bloated? 6 Foods To Fight Inflammation

Illustrated by Ly Ngo.<p><i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 30, 2013.</i><p>We’ve all experienced it — that sensation of fullness and …

Dry Cutting: The Way Your Stylist Should Be Trimming Your Hair

Photographed by Molly Cranna.<p>There are many factors that determine whether your haircut is a success or a disaster. We all know the basics — bring in …

The Answer To Your Mid-Week Dinner Problems

Photo: Courtesy of America's Test Kitchen.<p><i>America's Test Kitchen — a real, 2,500-square-foot test kitchen just outside of Boston — is home to more</i> …

Paying Kids To Do Well Improves Their Career Success

Photographed by Rockie Nolan.<p>Though many of us may never want to go back to high school ever again, a return to academia could definitely be more …

10 Gym Hairdos That Go Far Beyond the Treadmill

Now that the new year is fast approaching, we’ve turned our attention from cookies and bubbly drinks to getting our merry butts in shape. And for us here at Brit + Co., waking up for that early morning workout is a lot easier when we’re prepped to tackle the gym in style. Since we’ve already packed …

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Your 2014 Horoscopes, Revealed!

Sure, trying out a new cookie recipe in the kitchen without a cookbook can be fun. <i>Definitely</i> educational. But, having that cookbook nearby might …

A Statement Worth Making — 15 Pairs Of Heels You Need Now!

To teeter above the crowd in a fantastic pair of heels is an honor us ladies take for granted. Yes, there are the requisite slew of excuses: those …

Anna Kendrick Sings For The President — & Kills It

Anna Kendrick is quickly proving herself to be one of the most formidable triple threats in Hollywood. Those of us who saw her sing in the choir …

Redecorating? 3 Tips To Ease The Stress

Photographed by Julia Robbs.<p><i>Sure, everything changes once you become a mom, but that doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style. Elizabeth Street, an</i> …

Keep Your Head Up, Angle Your Body, and More Tips to Always Look Good in Photos

Earlier this year, it was revealed that on average, Facebook users upload over 350 million photos to the site <i>every</i> <i>day</i>. (A whooping figure, for sure, …

10 Trends to Try in 2014

Presenting the fashion ideas we endorse for your year to come. There have never been so many ways to look this awesome!

Beauty Trends in 2014: From Messy Bouffants to Multitasking Eyeshadow

2013 was all about bold in beauty: think Katie Perry's metallic grills, Rihanna's blue lipstick, Miley Cyrus' half-mowed platinum pixie cut, and geometric manicures with latex finishes. We'll head into 2014 with a softer, more reflective tone. Powdery pinks and retro hair styles. But you can only …

How To Look Great By Tonight! Easy Celebrity Beauty Tricks For New Year's Eve (It's Not Too Late!)

When it comes to getting your gorgeous on, New Year's Eve is right up there with Valentine's Day, a night when you want to look your most glamorous to end one year and ring in the next. I'd even equate it to Oscar night for us mere mortals -- a chance to pull out all your beauty tricks and shine …

12 Picture Purr-fect Cat Eyes

While we still have a minute to reminisce about the best beauty comebacks of 2013, we’ll revel in the delight of the cat eye, that edgy yet elegant flick of upper eye liner that recalls the easy glamour of the ’60s. It’s safe to say that with decades in between its initial popularity and this very …

Editors Test Drive Fall Runway Makeup

See how the top fall runway makeup trends look in real life.<p>From the futuristic cat eye at Dior to the bold orange lips at Nina Ricci, our editors tried out their favorite looks from the Fall 2013 runways with the help of makeup artist Meghan Yarde. Click through to see the results.<p>Elizabeth Griffin

How to Get Amazing Skin in 30 Days—No Matter What Your Skin Type!

New year, new you. The first step: your skin. If year-long New Year's resolutions aren't your thing, we've put together a step-by-step skincare plan …

6 Makeup Brush Sets At Every Price Point

You can have the most beautiful blush and last-all-night gel liner, but if you don't have the right tools, what's the point? Here, some of the best we've seen, for every budget.<p>You can have the most beautiful blush and last-all-night gel liner, but if you don't have the right tools, what's the …

Shop this video: Slim your silhouette with this belted coat

Once you wrap yourself up in this cozy belted coat, you'll never want to take it off. It looks equally fantastic paired with a dress or over jeans, …

Why I'm So Glad I Got Divorced

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p>Most horror stories start with a teenage protagonist doing something that makes the entire audience want to shout, "No! Don't …

8 Ways To Stop Overspending In 2014

Illustrated by <b>Ly Ngo</b>.<p><i>Sure, women are bringing home the bacon in record numbers these days, but what if you're still not reaching your maximum earning</i> …

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How To Contour Your Face

The definitive guide to defining your features.<p>Contouring has come a long way in the last few years. Where once palettes full of taupe and nude shades were the purview of professional makeup artists, nowadays it’s hard to call your makeup kit complete without at least one contouring cream. The …

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16 Beauty Resolutions You're Making Today (Including Taking Off Your Makeup Before Bed...)

It's officially the new year, and you've no doubt made plenty of promises to yourself already about what 2014 will hold. But did you forget to amp up your beauty regimen?<p>Before heading out last night to ring in the new year, we made sure to jot down some key changes that many of us are …