Maura Anderson

Makeup for Less: Affordable “Dupes” for High-End Brands

Some of the best-kept secrets in the beauty industry swirl around duplicates (or “dupes”) of a high-end product. There are plenty of drugstore cosmetics out there that perform just as well as pricier versions in fancier packaging, and the savings...

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...

Unique Trips on the Cheap

How does four nights with monkeys and macaws at the most remote ecolodge in South America sound? Dreamy, right? How about an oceanfront resort in Antigua? Not too shabby, either. What if you could get the trips for a quarter — even a tenth — of...

Makeup for Women Who Hate Makeup

This may sound ironic coming from someone who writes about beauty, but there are certain cosmetic products I loathe. I’d rather go without mascara than deal with clumpy lashes, for instance, or suffer dark circles under my eyes instead of...

Transition Your Summer Skin Care to Fall and Save

It’s September, which means the month of the 50-pound magazines is upon us. You know the ones: with cover models cozied up in autumnal cashmere and headlines that bleat “The New Fall Lip Look!” and “Cold-Weather Skin Strategies.” Inside are the...

20 Amazing and Affordable Post-Summer Vacations

It’s right around the time of year when I hit my “Yikes! Where did the summer go!” phase. All of the ambitious plans I made at the beginning of the season — practice my Italian, go on a bike tour, learn how to golf — have still gone unrealized...

Changing the Ratio: Meet 11 Trailblazing Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Californian Nancy Pelosi did it in 2007 when she took the gavel from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s hands. Sandra Day O’Connor did it more than three decades ago when she put on her black robe and took a seat on the Supreme Court. And in...

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