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Don't Apologize for How You Spend Your Money

You may judge me. (Though at least a few of you will nod silently in agreement.) Here’s why: I prioritize spending money on my appearance. After my bills are paid and I’ve tucked away some cash in savings, the number-one area I invest in is my...

How to Manage Gray Hair on a Budget

We’ll all go gray eventually, but how you handle it is up to you. I have friends who rocked a full head of white highlights in their 30s and others who never wavered from their “natural” color seven decades in. Regardless of where you fall on the...

10 Beauty Products You Don’t Need

Do you ever snoop around other people’s bathrooms? Surveys say that anywhere between 40 and 70 percent of us do, and there are scientific reasons why. While I’d never admit to the practice, if I did happen upon a pricey tube of eye cream or lip...

10 Things to Throw Away Right Now

You don't need to wait until spring cleaning to declutter. In fact, the start of the new year is an even better time to simplify and get rid of things you don't need. "Stuff takes up space and energy in your life," says organizing expert Jennifer...

5 Excuses for Not Looking Your Best — Debunked

This year I’m going to grow to 5’10” and have perfect, poreless skin — and I’m going to achieve it all for the price of a latte. No I’m not — and neither are you. These beauty fixations are time wasters, but we all have them: Lies we tell...

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

Admit it. You’ve totally taken a present you were just given, gone home, and rewrapped it to give to someone else. More than 75 percent of Americans think regifting is socially acceptable and 42 percent admitted to regifting last year, according...

How to Stock Your Bar Cart

We’re in the full holiday swing, and while some might rent out posh venues for blowout fêtes, or arrange tasting menus at chichi restaurants, there’s no need to drop serious dough to celebrate. Instead, have friends and family over for a good...

Art That Doesn't Cost a Fortune: 50 Prints Under $50

  See those bare walls in your home or office? They’re screaming: Decorate me! I am so sad. One of the best things about our hyperconnected world is that it gives us a chance to discover people, products, and movements that may have been...

Why Hiring a Housekeeper Can Change Your Life

As you look back on 2014, you probably think fondly of all the time you spent washing dishes, doing laundry, and scrubbing the bottom of the — wait, no? Most people — completely reasonable people — see housework as a giant, unrewarding,...

These Things Used to Be Free (but Aren’t Anymore)

Once the purveyor of all things free and often the subject of copyright infringements due to consumers uploading videos, Google Inc.’s YouTube is starting a music subscription service for $9.99 a month, which is the same price as music-streaming...

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