- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 4:00 PM EDT | CommentsKelly Connor
While our most beloved pieces of technology have become an accessory all their own (when was the last time you weren't clutching your iPhone?), now the cases have followed suit. Inspired by this picture on Le 21ème, we thought we'd send you into your weekend (which is also smack in the middle of SXSW Interactive in Austin) feeling more than a little bit digital.
- Tue, Mar 4, 2014 2:34 PM EST | Commentsby Hillary McDaniels
From Aruba to Hawaii and the Caribbean to the East Coast, beach nuptials are the golden tickets of the wedding-invite world. But when it comes to actually planning the ceremony, seaside and destination weddings can be tricky. So we want to cut down on some of the sweat and get you sun-soaking and sandy-toed as soon as possible! We've found 13 gowns perfect for a truly unique, one-of-a-kind beach wedding. Click through the slideshow above to shop them all now.
- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 3:36 PM EDT | CommentsWhen you are an adult and you want to let loose, you want to feel free and get crazy, you go to Vegas. There you can see, do, eat, wear, be anything you want, whenever you want. It's a place to escape the daily routine and the normal rules of life. Well, there's a "Vegas" that exists for my 16-month old daughter (and my 11-year old son) and it's their grandparents' house. Here are some ways that Gramps and Gram's house is the G-Rated, baby-version of Sin City. Viva Las Grandparents!
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- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 3:17 PM EDT | CommentsFrom PMS to pregnancy to menopause, hormones--those messengers of womanhood--can affect everything from your complexion to your mood to the size of your midriff. Here are at least five things you can blame on hormones.
-By Andrea Wada Davies
- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 2:32 PM EDT | CommentsWhen I first decided I would have my third child at home, I was nervous. After having two children in a hospital via induction and epidural, I wasn't sure how well I'd handle the pain. I have a vivid memory of having a very painful contraction at the hospital and asking the nurse what I was dilated to. The answer: a two. A TWO? I had expected a seven, maybe even an eight. But a two? Needless to say, I got the epidural. It was the memory of that contraction that haunted me throughout all the months leading up to our son's birth. If a two blew my mind, how could I even think I could make it through an entire birth? But I kept thinking that millions of women before me have experienced childbirth, and if they could do it, so could I. Turns out, I could do it. I did do it. And it was awesome. More on what a home birth feels like later. For now, here's what a home birth looks like. Just a couple photos from the birth of our son, Charlie Maximus Bielanko. -By Monica Bielanko
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- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:08 PM EDT | CommentsBy Stephanie Hallett, Lover.ly
Floral design is often what delights and dazzles at a wedding -- just try to picture a beautifully crafted blush and cream ceremony arch, or a lush, exotic wedding centerpiece without smiling. Spectacular flowers bring to life a couple's vision of their big day in a dramatic and sweet-smelling way. Browse some of our favorite wedding bouquets and get inspired!
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- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 11:04 AM EDT | Comments
- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:54 AM EDT | CommentsBy Bobby Schuessler, Refinery29
It's no surprise that you want to stand out at work. And, while a fresh idea or killer presentation will certainly earn you that extra smile from your boss, a statement-making wardrobe can get you noticed, too. But, in order to have all eyes on you for the right reasons, you need a work wardrobe that inspires conversation but is also appropriate.
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And, because we would never make you actually work on your day off, we dreamed up a slew of 9-to-5-ready picks that'll not only impress, but may just score you that impending promotion. From eye-popping jackets to striking shifts, the HR-approved must-buys ahead are those special finds that are sure to be the talk of your office's water cooler (in a good way). Go on - work it out.
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- Mon, Mar 10, 2014 8:18 AM EDT | Comments
By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com
An upright vacuum is a trusty cleaning tool that occupies many a closet. But some upright models weigh too much or prove too awkward to carry upstairs. There's also the task of vacuuming the stairs and the worry of scratching hardwood floors. That's where canister vacuums come in. They're versatile, easy to operate, and come with loads of attachments for reaching tricky crevices and high-up places. These four top picks from Cheapism.com boast favorable reviews and cost less than $100.
Choosing a vacuum means choosing between a bagless model and one that collects debris in a bag. Bagless canister vacuums store the dust and dirt they accumulate in a bin that must be emptied into the trash. The process can be a little messy if you're not careful, but on the bright side you don't need to bother buying and replacing bags. Bagged models have the advantage of keeping everything contained for easy disposal. Two of each type are featured here.
Another distinguishing factor: the type of filter the vacuum uses. All filters are designed to help capture dust and other small particulates that the vacuum sucks up, so they don't escape back into the air. But only high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters claim to capture 99.97 percent of particles that measure 0.3 microns or larger. Vacuums with HEPA filters, such as the Dirt Devil and Panasonic models Cheapism recommends, are the best options for consumers with allergies or asthma. Regardless, the filter should be replaced or cleaned periodically.
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