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  • 3 Tips to Set an Easter Table with Style

    Easter Table DecorationsEaster Table Decorations

    Keep these crafty tips in mind when planning your Easter table decorations.

    Related: Affordable Easter Brunch Recipes »

    1. Mix and match. Pair a boldly patterned cloth with a neutral runner. Add a playful touch with napkins in a similar hue but contrasting print.

    2. Place strategically. Position your centerpiece thoughtfully, especially if it's tall. You'll want guests to be able to chat easily across the table.

    Plus: Easy and Cute Easter Crafts »

    3. Use common scents. Skip perfumed candles, which can overpower the meal's aroma. Use simple tea lights instead.

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    22 New, Fun and Easy Easter Egg Ideas »
    Button Up Your Pillows for Spring »
    No Dye Required! Dressed Up Easter Eggs »

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  • How to Give Yourself an At-Home Facial

    Easy DIY FacialEasy DIY Facial

    Relying on spas is an expensive way to keep your skin glowing, with the cost of a facial there averaging more than $90. But you can shell out far less to beautify yourself in the comfort of your own space with just a few basic tools and ingredients. Follow this recipe for a frugal, yet fabulous, facial.

    Related: 26 Tips to a Younger, Lovelier You! »

    Step 1: Steam
    Run a few washcloths under hot water until soaked. Wring out, roll up and place in your slow cooker. Add a few drops of essential oils if desired. Cover, set the cooker on high and heat for 20 minutes. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. After testing the washcloths' temperature, place them on your face, leaving your mouth and nose exposed. Allow to cool for several minutes; remove.

    Step 2: Moisturize
    Combine 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons whole-milk yogurt. Warm slightly in the microwave, then stir. Smooth the mixture onto your face and lie down for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and say hello

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  • Tips for Decorating with Bold Color

    Decorating with Bold ColorDecorating with Bold Color

    Neutral is nice, but a bit of bright can be even better. Infuse your home décor with bold hues (without spending a bundle)!

    Do you love peacock blue (or sunflower yellow or chili red) but have a living room that's basic beige? If so, you might be suffering from a fear of color. Dive in, using these few simple tips to help you incorporate hues in an attractive-not clashing-way. Follow this guide and say hello to a brilliant, bolder future.

    Related: 4 Decorating Rules We Dare You to Break »

    1. Start Out Neutral
    First, choose a neutral base for your attention-grabbing accents. Grays, whites and taupes are among the understated tones that can create a great foundation for an upbeat room. This gray paint color is contemporary and excellent for hiding dirt.

    2. Add a Bold
    Use paint or accessories, or both, to give the space your luminous vitality. Warm up your room with a canary shade.

    3. Layer on Pattern for Drama
    Accent rugs and oversized plush chairs are a great way

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  • 5 Tips to Clean Your Cell Phone (Trust Us, You Need To!)

    How to Clean Your Cell PhoneHow to Clean Your Cell Phone

    Did you know? Your cell phone-you know, that thing you're constantly holding to your cheek and tapping away at-has 18 times as much bacteria on it as a toilet seat. Since we're in the process of spring cleaning our homes, we decided now was the perfect time to de-germ our phones, too.

    Related: Spring Cleaning Checklist and Tips »

    First things first. Before you get into cleaning mode, research your phone. "It's always a good idea to do a quick search for cleaning instructions for your model with the cellphone manufacturer," says Lori Philbin from republicwireless.com. "Some companies, like Apple for example, use glass on both sides of the device, so you wouldn't want to use alcohol to clean it." You should also turn off your phone, remove the case and the battery if you're able to before cleaning. And if your phone is cracked, you shouldn't attempt to clean it yourself, since you could permanently damage it.

    Make a DIY cleaner. Do you have a phone with a keypad? (If so,

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  • DIY Fresh Flowerpot Centerpieces

    Easy, DIY Flowerpot CenterpiecesEasy, DIY Flowerpot Centerpieces

    Bring the freshness of spring indoors with pretty, easy-to-make flowerpot centerpieces.

    Related: Dressed Up Eggs: No Dye Required! »

    MATERIALS (makes 1 pot):
    • Scissors
    • Ruler
    • Glue lines
    • White flowerpot, 4½" diameter
    • 4" blades of fresh-cut grass
    • Floral foam sphere, 4½" diameter
    • 1 to 2 dozen daisies, depending on size of flowers

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    1. Cut 10½" length of glue line and apply around base of flowerpot, approximately 1" from bottom.

    2. Position a blade of grass vertically at base of flowerpot. Press against glue line to secure. Repeat until pot is encircled in grass.

    3. Soak floral foam sphere in water, drain. Position sphere at opening of flowerpot and slide gently inside until sphere is snug.

    4.Trim daisy stems to 1". Insert flowers into sphere, allowing petals to overlap slightly. Continue until sphere is fully covered.

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  • The Best Cleaning Products of 2014

    2014 ALL YOU Cleaning All-Stars2014 ALL YOU Cleaning All-Stars

    We scoured the market, testing more than 100 products across 21 categories-including cleansers, detergents, pods and wipes-to find the ones that really do work the hardest, making your life just a little bit easier. To pick the winner, we devised a series of tasks for each category, then pitted products against one another to see which of them lived up to their claims.

    Plus: See Last Year's Cleaning All-Stars Winners »

    Best Laundry Detergents
    THE TEST:
    We stained white cotton T-shirts with mustard, grass, dirt, coffee, ketchup, fresh strawberries, chocolate, cranberry juice and canola oil, let set for a week, then washed them once.

    Liquid Detergent
    Wisk Deep Clean Original, $5 for 50 oz.; at mass retailers
    • This 50-year-old brand still delivers: All stains-except for mustard, which left a faint mark-were eradicated without a trace after the first wash.

    Laundry Detergent Pods
    All Free and Clear Mighty Pacs, $6 for 24; at mass retailers
    • There are excellent

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  • 36 Quick Ideas to Help You Save $9,000 This Year

    Save $9.000 This Year!Save $9.000 This Year!

    By Kate Ashford

    Want a heap of extra cash? (Need we ask?) These quick ideas add up to a major payday.

    Buy in Bulk
    Through Amazon's Subscribe and Save service, get stuff you know you need (such as diapers and toilet paper) monthly at a discount and save at least $40 per year.

    Head for the Freezer
    Going for the fish in the freezer case-rather than at the seafood counter-lops up to 40 percent off the price, making a cod fillet as much as $3.20 cheaper per pound. If your family of four eats fish once per week, you pocket almost $125 annually!

    Concoct Homemade Cleaners
    DIY alternatives-most can be made from a combo of baking soda, white vinegar, hand soap, lemon juice and tea tree oil-will save $40 a year.

    Plus: 11 Easy and Affordable Homemade Cleaning Products »

    Buy Store Brands
    A study by Consumer Reports says you can save 15 percent to 30 percent on groceries by filling your cart with store-brand alternatives, which come with a money-back guarantee. Making

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  • Hunger-Busting Foods that Fill You Up, Fast!

    Foods That Fill You Up FastFoods That Fill You Up Fast

    Eat more and still lose weight-seriously!-by shopping from this list of hunger-busting items that are sure to curb cravings.

    Baked Potato
    The tater has been unfairly demonized. It's actually a potent hunger tamer. In a study that measured the satiating index of 38 foods, including brown rice and whole-wheat bread, people ranked boiled potatoes higher, reporting that they felt fuller and ate less two hours after consuming them. Although potatoes are often shunned because they're considered high in carbohydrates, they shouldn't be. Whether baked or boiled, they're loaded with vitamins, fiber and other nutrients. Result? You get steady energy and a lasting satisfied feeling after eating them.
    Feel Even Fuller: Eat baked and boiled potatoes skin-on to get more fiber for just 160 calories a pop.

    Bean Soup
    Soups have a high water content, meaning they fill your stomach but don't have a lot of calories. Broth-based bean soups contain a hefty dose of fiber and resistant starch-a

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  • 45 Things We All Think at the Grocery Store

    Grocery Store ThoughtsGrocery Store Thoughts

    The joy, the frustration … the hunger. We've all been there.

    1. Basket or cart? Basket. I only need a couple things.

    2. Did I remember my coupons?

    3. Did I remember my shopping list?

    4. Did I remember my reusable bags?

    5. I should really wash my reusable bags.

    6. Do I want these chips because we need them or just because I'm hungry?

    7. I should never come to the grocery store hungry.

    8. Oh free samples! Thank goodness.

    9. And, they're out of samples. Now I'm starving.

    10. Would they be mad at me if I opened this bag of chips and started eating it now?

    11. Oh, that lady's opened her can of almonds. I guess it is allowed. I'm going to eat the chips.

    12. Let's see, if this coffee costs $9.99 a pound, and the other brand costs $7.39 for 12 ounces, which one is the better buy?

    13. I should have paid more attention in math class.

    14. Man, I should have gotten a cart; this is heavy. I'm going to get a cart.

    15. I wonder how dirty these cart

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  • 5 Simple Steps to Perfect Skin

    Tricks to Achieve Picture-Perfect SkinTricks to Achieve Picture-Perfect Skin

    Want a flawless face? Use these tools and tricks to achieve picture-perfect skin (without spending too much money!).

    Related: When Should to Toss: A Guide to Replacing Your Makeup »

    Physical imperfections are a part of what makes you beautiful, but there are some things-undereye circles and zits-you'd rather hide than flaunt. Whatever the issue, these quick fixes help you achieve perfect skin in no time!

    1. Dark Circles
    Genetics, allergies and hormonal changes cause the discoloration more often than insomnia. Although laser resurfacing or prescription hydroquinone can permanently erase the shadows, a good cover-up can do wonders to disguise them (and costs less!)
    See solution: Cover dark circles

    2. Rosacea
    Although the root causes of this affliction are unknown, triggers include stress, alcohol and heavy exercise. When symptoms flare up, the right makeup can improve your skin's appearance and boost your self-confidence.
    See solution: Cover up rosacea

    3. Pimples

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