- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 1:11 PM EST | CommentsBy Lexi Nisita, Refinery29
Unless you work at a company dedicated to the crushing of dreams and suppression of fun, you probably have an office holiday party coming up this month. You've already got your outfit picked out, and you're practicing your hair DIYs nightly. But, what about your behavior? This is no warehouse kegger, and there's more at stake than your potential appearance on the street-style blogs.
These things can end in one of two ways: new friendships or horrific scenes of sloppiness followed by a stern meeting with your HR rep. If the former sounds more like your bag, well, read on for what NOT to do. This is your go-to guide if you like your stellar reputation the way it is: intact.
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- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:47 PM EST | CommentsAs a born-and-raised Kansas girl, I didn't get into sushi until slightly later in life. It took me a few tries to acquire a taste for it, and a few more tries to be able to eat sashimi, but now it's one of those special meals I truly enjoy. Plus, sushi seems healthy. It's one more way to get some fish in my diet, it tastes fresh and light and it's oh-so-filling. But, as is true with everything fishy, you have to watch out for mercury, and a recent study in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating sushi can post a significant risk to people from increased mercury exposure. It's disheartening that any benefit you may get from eating a "healthy protein" like fish might be negated by the negative effects of mercury. So do you need to put down the chopsticks? Not necessarily. But there are a few ways to make sure your sushi is good for you. Because besides mercury, sushi can go bad in a hurry; when you start frying the fish or adding cream cheese, its "healthy" designation gets revoked. Read on for ways to make your next sushi excursion healthy, from mercury and beyond. - By Erin Whitehead
- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:18 PM EST | Comments'Tis the season to celebrate and gather with family and friends at home, at holiday events and parties, big and small. Why not help your baby girl join in on the holiday cheer and dress her in one of these holiday-inspired outfits? -By Andrea Wada Davies
- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:17 PM EST | Comments
They've been married two, three, four, five, even eight times, making the institution of marriage seem like a session of speed dating. Their relationships are plastered on magazine covers, and that's nothing compared to the coverage their breakups and divorces receive. So what do celebrities REALLY know about what it takes to have a happy marriage? A lot more than you might think. Here's what you can learn from some of the world's most divorced celebrities. -By Alisa Bowman
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- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 12:14 PM EST | CommentsWhen Joanne Rowling first conceived of Harry Potter while waiting for a delayed train, she set into motion the makings of a literary phenomenon that would change lives for years to come. She created more than wizards and witches, spells and cauldrons, magical beasts, and ominous prophecies; she wove a narrative rich with existential inquiry and morals fit for the most timeless of fairy tales. In a world where the definition of personhood isn't so clear-cut, Harry took us on a journey to find out what it really means to be a hero and do the right thing. As he battles dark lords, discrimination, hexes, and exploitation, the readers learn right along with him.
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- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:42 AM EST | CommentsFrom fabric-covered foam spheres to do-it-yourself snow globes, designer Casey Noble shares 10 crafty holiday ornaments certain to pack your Christmas tree with personality.
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- Mon, Dec 9, 2013 8:24 AM EST | Comments
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Even among young people 16 to 24 -- a group with an undeniable affinity for electronic devices -- 62 percent prefer printed books to the electronic variety, according to a recently published study by British marketing agency Voxburner. That being said, ereaders make popular presents because they're lightweight, convenient, and can easily store hundreds of books at once. Ereaders are fairly inexpensive as well; the initial investment can sometimes cost less than $60 during special sales and ebooks are often cheaper than paper versions of the same book.
Cheapism.com has browsed the shelves to find three top ereaders available for less than $100. They all last weeks before the battery needs to be recharged and use E Ink technology to prevent eye strain. They can connect to the Internet using a wireless signal to download new books (some ereaders also use 3G, but those tend to be more expensive).
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Amazon and Barnes & Noble have their own ebookstores, including titles that are unique to their platforms. Users can buy ebooks from a variety of other sources, as well, so long as the books are in a supported file format, or even borrow ebooks from a local library.
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- Thu, Nov 21, 2013 10:03 AM EST | CommentsIs your kitchen in desperate need of an update? We asked domino's favorite designers and friends, including Nate Berkus, Sharon Simonaire and Kristen Nix to share their kitchen transformations.
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