Stories by Emily Woodruff

The Cancer-Fighting, Disease-Preventing Superfoods You've Gotta Try Now

"Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food." So said Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. With this list of superfoods, you can toss the contents of your medicine cabinet entirely, and rely on your kitchen pantry instead.   read more

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6 Apps That Will Seriously Change Your Life

Since the arrival of smartphones, apps have been changing the way we conduct our lives. What once called for stationery now uses an Evite. What used to require lugging around a lighting kit and bulky camera now just takes a simple Instagram filter. And while some apps are for fun or killing time (Candy Crush, I just can't quit you), others aim to turn your life into one never-ending New Year's resolution by encouraging you to be the best version of yourself. In the past, only Hollywood's elite could afford a dream team of people devoted to unearthing a better you, but now your smart phone contains every therapist, personal trainer, nutritionist, stylist and life coach you'll ever need to become your best self.   read more

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20 Secrets to Getting People to Like You

Everyone wants to be liked. From the day we start school to the day we enter the workforce, we yearn for approval. Even the most cynical types secretly care about how they are received. If you don't believe that, science backs it up. Psychologist Abraham Maslow points out that humans are social creatures; we need each other to survive. As a result, the need to feel love and belonging are programmed into our DNA.   read more

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11 Must-Have Products to Winter-Proof Your Skin

You change your wardrobe when winter rolls around, so what makes you think you shouldn't change your skin care? After all, your moisturizers and serums are sort of like clothes for the face -- they protect it from outside elements. And when those outside elements are destroying your skin, you need to have an arsenal of winter skin-care products on your side. Here, the best skin-care products for combating dry skin.   read more

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Fake a Face Lift With Makeup

Search "#makeuptransformation" on Instagram, and you'll understand the full power of makeup. Just a little (OK, a lot of) well-placed bronzer and eyeliner can change a normal-looking girl into anyone from Captain Jack Sparrow to a real-life Disney princess.   read more

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Your Most Embarrassing Beauty Problems - Decoded

When I was in third grade, I had a wart on my inner knee. I wanted to die every time I had to sit Indian-style, which was about seven times a day. Though I didn't know it at the time, I began practicing yoga -- assuming creative positions that allowed me to cover my wart. But it was no use. One afternoon, while waiting for the bus, I began bickering with my brother. In an effort to one-up me (and apparently scar me for life, as I'm writing about it nearly two decades later), he shouted, "Emily has warts!" to anyone who would listen. The horror!   read more

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13 Best Face Scrubs

We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one superimportant step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.   See face scrubs

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The Only Way Ever to Apply Your Skin-Care Products

If you're slapping on your skin-care products in any order, you're missing out on a lot of the benefits those pricey potions have to offer. Products should be layered depending on the consistency of the formula and active ingredients to get the biggest beauty boost. Here, the only way ever to apply your skin-care products.   read more

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Holiday Nails for Every Party This Season

The best way to showcase your festive flair this holiday season? With your decked-out, covered-in-holiday-nail-art digits. We've put together the ultimate advent calendar of nail art for the days of December, and it's got enough holiday nail ideas to keep you busy from now until January 1 -- whether you spend it curled up watching "The Christmas Story" for the umpteenth time, sipping hot cider by a crackling fireplace, or jetting from one champagne-fueled fete to another.   read more

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Find Your Birthstone Beauty Products

The month you were born determines a lot of things: June and July babies will have a decade of pool parties to look back on, September babies will always be the oldest in their class, and December babies can always look forward to a year-end gift giving bonanza in which they get twice the gifts as everyone else. Another thing your birth month determines? Your birthstone.   read more

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