Stories by Emily Woodruff

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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16 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 super important step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.   See face scrubs

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What's the Best Tattoo for Your Zodiac Sign?

When you get ink permanently etched onto your skin, you want to make sure it's in the shape of something you can live with for a while. Actually, it needs to be something you will love forever. Choosing a tattoo is a tough decision, considering the 'Bye, Felicia' attitude that kicks most body-altering trends to the curb within a few months. (Remember 3-D nail art?)   read more

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17 Impossibly Pretty Braids You Need Now

Just when you think you've finally got the hang of braiding (fishtail braid: mastered), some hair-for-days Instagrammer with more followers than Taylor Swift reinvents the wheel and comes up with a drop-dead-gorgeous type of braid that you must learn how to replicate immediately.   read more

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21 Gorgeous Bathrooms That'll Make You Want to Spend All Day Primping

On the surface, the bathroom may seem like the last logical place to invest your design time and money. The bathroom is home to the most utilitarian objects one can find: unromantic, yet useful, items like scales, toilets and cotton swabs. One might conclude that a collection of seashells or a basket of dried rose petals atop of a commode would suffice as decor for the most pragmatic of rooms.   read more

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Want to Stay Young Forever? Here's Where You Need to Live

Aging isn't all bad. Things like growing wiser, deepening relationships and developing skills can't be bought -- they can only grow with the gift of time. However, we don't always appreciate all of the gifts time bestows upon us -- namely, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation. These are the signs of time passing we actively try to prevent and avoid. And, it turns out, some cities in America are much, much better than others at doing so.   read more

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5 Revolutionary Anti-Aging Products That Won a Nobel Prize

Beauty editor confession: I'm a huge skeptic when it comes to beauty products. Why? I've been duped too many times by the lure of pretty packaging and over-the-top claims. It's an unfortunate fact that sometimes labels exaggerate. I've never met a foundation that truly lasts 24 hours, a zit-zapper that gets rid of pimples overnight or a split-ends salve that magically repairs damaged strands.   read more

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The Only Way Ever to Apply Your Skin Care Products

What comes first? Forget the chicken and the egg, we're talking about our skin care products, like serum, moisturizer, face oil and sunscreen. A cabinet full of products to keep you blemish-, wrinkle- and sun spot-free means nothing if you don't know in what order to apply them. Instead of slapping them on and crossing our fingers, we conducted a skin care nerd-out session with board certified dermatologists Dendy Engelman, M.D., and Craig Kraffert, M.D., who is also the president of Korean skincare line Amarté. We grilled them to find out which products should be applied first, last and everywhere in between so that they can perform exactly as they're supposed to. Here, these derms school us in the exhaustive process of layering skin care.   read more

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13 Turmeric Face Mask Recipes for Clear, Glowy Skin

You know a skin care ingredient has star power when beauty products start including it in the name, rather than just the ingredient list. Such is the Cinderella story of turmeric, an ingredient long used in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties, but little utilized in Western skin treatments until recently. It's popping up in high-end, luxe-feeling beauty products like Kiehl's Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Exfoliant Mask, Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Turmeric & Blueberry for Brightening and Juara Turmeric Antioxidant Radiance Mask.   read more

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Beauty Secrets From Around the World

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Beauty Secrets From Around the World

Women have been passing down beauty secrets from one generation to the next from the dawn of time. From Cleopatra's milk bath habit to Aboriginal tribes using berries as a lip stain, different nations have cultivated beauty secrets based on their cultural values and natural resources. However, they all have one thing in common: Women swear by them. We researched those obscure global beauty secrets women have relied on for generations, and the modern-day product that will get you the same results. Whether it's glossy hair from the Mediterranean or perfect skin from Japan, these are the beauty secrets that have been keeping women beautiful for centuries.   read more

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