5 Tips & Tricks for a Good Night’s Rest

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Sleep Matters

A night of tossing and turning feels rough, but the effects of persistent sleep deprivation go beyond grogginess. Being overtired can increase your risk of developing certain medical conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Sleep-deprived people may overeat, leading to weight gain. And observers can see the effects as clearly as you feel them; a study published in the journal SLEEP® found that fatigued people had more wrinkles, dark eye circles, drooping mouth corners and tense lips.

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Ode to Brooches: Pin-On Jewelry With Sharp Style

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What do Blake Lively, the British Royal Family, haute fashion house Alexander McQueen and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright have in common? A passion for pins — not just the tailoring sort, but big, bold and bright brooches to set off an outfit as no other accessory can. The marvelous thing about brooches is that gorgeous bling can be had regardless of your budget. And shopping for these personality-packed jewelry pieces is an absolute pleasure.

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Bachelorette Party on a Budget

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Your bestie is getting married, and you have accepted the coveted title of maid of honor.

After the squealing, happy tears and hugging comes a realization: You’ve got the challenge of planning her bachelorette party. Do. Not. Stress. We’ve got tips and tricks for making decorations, food, drinks and party favors for a fabulous bachelorette party that won’t break the bank.  

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