Products That Smell Like a Tropical Vacay

Summer is finally here -- and instead of basking in the sun in some faraway tropical locale, you're marooned in your cubicle, listening to your coworker talk about her cats. To combat dreary summer weekdays spent at your desk (where the air conditioning is turned up so high you think you might be getting frostbite), try one of these tropical-inspired products. With scents of mango, coconut and island blossoms, they'll transport you on a mini-vacay far, far away from your computer screen.   read more

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May 30, 2014  |   1:05 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Editors' Picks: Best Men's Grooming Products

Dads. Boyfriends. Brothers. Also known as the hardest people to buy gifts for. Step up your gifting game with these men's grooming products that every guy needs. Whether he's battling blackheads, breakouts, fine lines or razor burn, these grooming essentials will help the man in your life put his best face forward -- and keep his mitts off of your beloved beauty arsenal. And, since they are all under $30, "just because" is a perfectly acceptable reason to give him some face scrub. It's also a discreet way to suggest he might be under-exfoliating. Either way, we've made sure these editors' picks are the best of the best, so he won't be disappointed.   read more

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9 Sneaky Places Skin Cancer Hides

I should have known my trip to the dermatologist wasn't going to end well when I walked in and saw the derm's diploma was hanging lopsided on the wall. It should have been my cue that this man was not precise -- something you desperately need when it comes to checking for signs of skin cancer. After a handful of malignant moles and one basal cell carcinoma later, I am vigilant about coming in for bi-annual skin cancer checks. So when I found an unusual mole on my derriere (self checks are important too!), I knew I had to skip the embarrassment and get it checked out.   read more

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May 30, 2014  |  10:05 AM  |  11 COMMENTS
Sneaky Ways to Squeeze in Extra SPF

You know you should wear sunscreen (every single day), and avoid prolonged sun exposure. Somehow, skin cancer is still on the rise -- even though it's the one form of cancer that can be prevented simply by applying a cream.   read more

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May 20, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  COMMENT
What Does Advertising Tell Us About Being Women?

Much as I like to opine on everything from hard-hitting topics to the most fluffy of lame ones, there's really nothing I can type here that will impact you more than watching this speech by Jean Kilbourne will so I will shut up and let you enjoy it in peace.   read more

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May 20, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Julie Bowen Can't Figure Out Eyelash Curlers, Either

You may know Julie Bowen as the mom with the perfectly bouncy blowout on "Modern Family," but more often than not, family takes precedence over primping for the Emmy Award-nominated actress. We called her up to chat about how exactly she keeps her skin in such tip-top shape, how much her TV persona matches up with her personality and why a washcloth beats a fancy tool any day.   read more

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May 14, 2014  |   8:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Ad-Free Pinterest Is Officially Over

Gone are the days of leisurely whiling away moments hours sifting through pins of dream kitchens, impossible waterfall braids and obscenely hot boots unfettered by ubiquitous ads.   read more

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May 13, 2014  |   8:05 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
The Benefits of a Brighter Smile

What's the first thing a person notices about you? No, it's not your intricate updo, your killer cat eye, or your new outfit. It's your smile. Smiles have such a big impact on first impressions that they've been the subject of numerous studies, and all of them come to the same conclusion: the whiter and brighter the smile, the better.   read more

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May 12, 2014  |   5:05 AM  |  COMMENT
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Your One-Stop Beauty Shop

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get expert beauty advice, user reviews and amazing products in one place? We think so, too, which is why we're expanding the Beauty Gems department in Total Beauty Shops. Now, you can buy hundreds of products from leading brands and get free shipping if you spend $40 or more. Makeup and nail color, skin care and hair care, body products and fragrance, high-tech tools and, natch, TotalBeauty.com Award winners -- the best in beauty is all here.   read more

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May 8, 2014  |   4:05 PM  |  COMMENT
Connie Britton's Secrets to Being a Do-It-All Single Mom

Connie Britton may be the star actress of ABC's hit show "Nashville," but playing country music legend Rayna James may not be Britton's most important -- nor most challenging -- role. That distinction goes to her fairly recent job as a single mom. Three years ago, the 47-year-old actress adopted a baby boy, Yoby, from Ethiopia. It wasn't her plan, but when she lost both of her parents within a few years of each other, she decided she didn't want to put off having children any longer. We recently caught up with the "Nashville" star to find out what every mom on the planet would like to know: The secret to juggling a successful career and a baby without going crazy.   read more

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