Stories by Marissa DeSantis

A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Anti-Aging

You know the feeling: You wake up one day, look in the mirror and -- wham! -- the signs of aging are suddenly everywhere. Those fine lines around your eyes. The loose skin along your jawline. The dark spots on your cheeks -- and even on your hands. Before this moment, you spent more time picking out nail polish colors than thinking about an anti-aging skin care regimen. Oh, sure, you moisturize and wear sunscreen. But at a certain point in your skin's aging process, your minimalist approach isn't enough. And it shows.   read more

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15 Best Eye Wrinkle Creams

Eye wrinkle creams attempt to combat our very nature -- that is, the fine lines and wrinkles that come with age.   See products

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The Best Frizz-Fighters for Summer

Everyone deals with frizz on some level, but not all frizz is created equal -- and neither are the products used to treat it. For instance, serums that keep coarse curls defined and smooth all day weigh down fine hair and make it look greasy in a matter of minutes.   read more

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The Only 3 Moves You Need for Sexy, Sculpted Arms

Ah, the warmer weather we've been waiting for has finally arrived. Which means it's time to replace the arm exercise you were getting with the remote control (I think I'll miss you most of all, "Pretty Little Liars"), with actual arm exercises -- hand weights and all.   read more

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15 Best Classic Beauty Products

We call them classic beauty products for a reason. They've been around for ages and have become staples in our makeup bags and bathroom cabinets. You know the classic beauty products we're talking about -- the ones your mother (or even grandmother) used that eventually (against your strongest will) became your favorites.   See products

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14 Best Shampoos for Fine Hair

Show me a girl who says she doesn't want the full-bodied hair of a Victoria's Secret model, and I'll show you a liar. This is where volumizing shampoo comes in. There's something about a voluminous blowout that really boosts your confidence (and your formerly flat strands). Readers say these 14 volumizing shampoos for fine hair add weightless volume and thickness instantly. Try these and you'll be one step closer to the Gisele Büdchen hair of your dreams.   read more

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12 Best Foot Treatments for Cracked Heels

They may look nice sitting in their Jimmy Choos, but after eight hours at the office and a sweaty gym sesh, your feet look less than stellar once the shoes come off. Cracked heels, seriously dry skin and rough calluses are proof that your feet take a serious beating every day. Still, it's easy to forget them in your nightly beauty routine of moisturizing and conditioning, especially when tights and closed-toe shoes are still options.   read more

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7 Best Toothpastes

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7 Best Toothpastes

A mega-watt, movie-star smile adds glamour to any beauty trend -- I mean, try pulling off a bright orange lip with yellow teeth. If your toothpaste isn't doing its job, you might be reluctant to get on board with a bold lip or even flash a smile.   read more

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16 Best Anti-Aging Serums

Looking for the best anti-aging serum? Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging serum isn't easy, and with hundreds of anti-aging products out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That's where our readers come in.   Product reviews

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