We've all been under the influence — under the influence of a stinky fragrance, that is. Perhaps you've been spritzed at the perfume counter by an overly eager salesperson and now you're just as eager to eliminate the offending scent before a headache ensues. Or maybe you had one spray too many of your signature scent. Whatever the case, get a few tips on de-aromatizing yourself when you read more.
I've always praised butternut squash for its mild sweetness and versatility — but I was surprised when so many of you said you'd never prepared one before or find it hard to work with. Since it'd be a bummer to miss out on this Fall vegetable at home (unless you're willing to pony up $400 for an automated butternut squash peeler!), I thought I'd help you out with instructions on how to prep it yourself. Here's a step-by-step lesson.
There's no denying that matte nail polish is the It finish right now, but while matte has a very fashion-forward appearance, the problem is that it just doesn't wear as long as regular polish. While chips can sometimes lend to the cool factor, they're typically unwanted. To find out some of our tips for getting the most out of your matte finish, read more.
Today is Left-Handers' Day, the official celebration for those among us who are sinistra, but not sinister. So in honor of all our lovely lefties, we've put together a few fun beauty facts to help the right-minded get gorgeous.
- Cut it out: Get some lefty nail scissors ($15). You'll be surprised at how much less pain you're in every time you trim your cuticles.
- Avoid eyeliner pens: They seem convenient, but like most pens, they're designed for right-handed people, who pull them from left to right. Since lefties either push left to right or reverse the whole thing and go right to left, you might end up with bumpy, messy liner that doesn't come out evenly.
- Using angled brushes: Remind yourself to work from right to left. Even though it might feel a little funny at first, you'll smudge your makeup a lot less. If you still have trouble, use a straight-tipped brush (they're good for either hand).
- Electric mascara wands: One caveat: they're designed to roll outward when held in your right hand, so if you hold one in your left, it rolls inward and gunks up your lashes. So either switch hands or make sure the wand you buy is reversible.
- Mastering the curling wand: Being left-handed when your curling wand came with a right-handed heat-resistant glove can be frustrating. But fear not. You can wave your hair and keep your fingers protected with the HAI Thermal Styling Glove ($25) that was also made to easily fit your left hand.
Got any more lefty tips? Put them in the comments.
If you're interviewing for a job, expect to get grilled. But take advantage of opportunities to ask some toughies of your own and learn more about the company with these tips from our friends at Wise Bread.
When you go into a job interview, you likely have rehearsed what you're going to stay to the interviewer about your skills and experience. But then comes the part of the interview when your potential employer offers you the opportunity to ask questions. Many in the hot seat will often reply that they don't have any, even though their brain is rapid-firing plenty of unanswered questions.
The presented opportunity to learn more about a company hiring new employees is one that should not be wasted. You want to be sure you are pursuing vacancies that are actually worth going after. If a job or company is not right for you, you will end up wasting everyone’s time. If a job does sound like a good fit, you will want to be sure you have the right expectations if you do get hired.
Here are five great questions to bring up during a job interview after the break
Between Coachella weekend two going on and all the music festivals ahead, we can't help but be in tune with, well, our favorite tunes. That's why we're proposing a music exchange to get in the spirit of the season.
It's a pretty simple (and old-school) concept, but one that's gotten lost with all the current ways to listen to music out there. Just ask friends to come over with their favorite songs, make sure you have speakers set up for all to hear, and listen to some jams all night. Bring out wine and cheese, but it doesn't have to be too fancy of an evening.
Chances are you'll end the night either hearing songs for the first time or reviving old ones you haven't listened to in ages. How's that for an easy but fun way to spend the night?
We're looking forward to the beginning of Spring, when exotic produce is aplenty at farmers markets everywhere. But don't get too used to it: these pretty green things are still shockingly fleeting, and in just a few weeks, you won't be able to locate the likes of lesser-known specimens, like Spring onions, fava beans, and freshly foraged morels. Here are five more foods you'll want to track down before the season's over, plus our best recipes for them.
With all that Spring produce popping up at farmers markets seemingly out of nowhere, it's pretty easy to get pumped about making all sorts of Spring things. But where to start? If I may, I suggest beginning with five of the season's most iconic items. Keep reading to learn more about them — and how to put them to good use.
We are longtime fans of interior decorator Kyle Schuneman and were excited to see a story from Sunset magazine about his tips for decorating a rental.
Kyle is a believer in making every space work for you, no matter how temporary. He offers ideas for fixes that aren't permanent (peel and stick wallpaper) or expensive (paint!) that can translate to even the most desperate of rentals.
For a sampling of his tips read on!