Stories by Emily Woodruff

The Most Gorgeous Beauty Looks We're Stealing From NYFW

Sure, the clothes and accessories of New York Fashion Week have us drooling, but we can't get our hands on those without time traveling into next season (and forking over a month's rent). For us beauty editors, the best part of New York Fashion Week is the gorgeous makeup looks. Our favorite accessory isn't a pair of Loubs or a darling clutch -- it's these of-the-minute beauty looks. Here, the trendy, fresh, need-it-now makeup looks from New York Fashion Week that you can get right this instant.   read more

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How to Defend Against Diet Bullies

Whether it's splitting a pizza over episodes of "The Bachelor," going on late night fro-yo runs after a long day, or nursing a hangover together at your favorite brunch spot, food plays a huge part in our friendships. The operative word being huge, since new research suggests your friends are making you fat.   read more

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7 Insanely Blissful Bath Recipes to Make You Forget Winter

There's nothing like sinking into a warm, aromatic bath to chase away the never-ending winter chills. But the last thing you want to do before drawing a bath is trudge to the store through snow and slush to buy a bath bomb. That's why we put together this list of DIY bath bombs, soaks and salts. With these relaxing, simple recipes, the furthest you'll have to walk for ingredients is your kitchen cabinet.   read more

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12 Body-Nourishing Recipes for Every Season

Ready to rearrange your grocery list? We've put together 12 recipes, organized by month, so you can get the most flavor, nutrition, beauty benefits and value out of your food.   read more

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Beauty Secrets From the Most Gorgeous Place on Earth

If you've ever downloaded one of those blue-water, white-sand screensavers as a way to mentally transport yourself to a calmer, happier and more beautiful place, chances are you were probably looking at Tahiti. Full of welcoming people, isolated beaches and the bluest water you've ever seen, Tahiti is one place that is just as beautiful as the brochures.   read more

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How to Land Your Dream Job in the Beauty Biz

Beauty closets bursting with prettily packaged cosmetics, spa days completely gratis, swanky soirees -- working in beauty has its perks. But it isn't all swag bags and free haircuts. We talked to women with the most coveted jobs at some of the biggest beauty companies -- from Bobbi Brown's right-hand girl to Target's biggest purveyor of makeup brushes -- and they gave us an inside look at what it's really like to work in the beauty industry -- and how you can land a gig.   read more

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Why Your Skin Needs a Shrink

If you suffer from acne, psoriasis or another skin condition, chances are you've tried everything to get rid of it. From crazy diets to expensive procedures, there's no rock that goes unturned in the fight for clear, healthy-looking skin. But have you tried wishing it away? Psychodermatology, an emerging field that makes the connection between skin health and mental health, suggests that using your mind to get rid of a problematic skin condition isn't such a crazy concept.   read more

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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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