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Epsom Salt Benefits Include Softer Skin, Fewer Blackheads And ... A Cleaner House

(8) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Epsom salt: Though it includes the name salt and is used in the bath, it's not of the zombie-transforming variety. It's not even salt, actually; it's a mineral comprised of magnesium and sulfate. And while we've long known that it's pretty amazing at easing sore muscles,...

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Kelly Russell, Stylist, Employs Avocado And Coconut Oil For Seriously Glowing Skin

(9) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 7:02 AM

"Day-to-day, I don't wear much on my face," Kelly Russell, a stylist we met in Union Square, told us of her beauty routine.

"Coconut oil as eye moisturizer. I also make my own avocado masks, just make sure it's organic and really fresh. I also use...

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'The Simpsons' House, The Batcave And More Fictional Houses You Can Live In (PHOTOS)

(46) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 12:43 PM

Perhaps you've dreamt of skateboarding into a cartoonish orange and yellow house after an annoying day at school, a la Bart in the opening sequence of "The Simpsons." And, uh, even if you haven't, it's surprisingly a viable option.

As well as living in

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The Best Style Moments From MTV's 'The Real World' (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 9:59 AM

We can all agree to disagree on which season of "The Real World" deserves the title of best season. But when it comes to standout style moments, that honor would belong to the awesome early '90s editions: New York, Los Angeles and...

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Pat McGrath's Tips For Recreating The 'Sophia Loren' Look Backstage At Dolce & Gabbana (VIDEO)

(5) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 12:57 PM

Liquid liner is many things: sleek, sexy, mysterious. It's also pretty tricky to apply. But leave it to the brilliant Pat McGrath to break it down for us laymen.

Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana's FW14 collection, the Sicilian design duo continued with a variation on...

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Danielle Powell, HuffPost Community Editor, Shares Her Secret To Flawless Skin

(31) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 2:29 PM

"My sister and I always say 'it's all about the foundation' (meaning your skin), so take good care of that and you'll look even better once you apply your makeup."

Choice words from Danielle Powell, a community editor who works with us at the Huffington...

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4 Homes With Speakeasies That Put Your Bar To Shame (PHOTOS)

(11) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 1:23 PM

On this day in history, March 22nd 1933, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed a bill making it legal to purchase and sell beer and wine with 3.2% alcohol content.

In other words, it was the first significant blow to Prohibition. But in the years leading...

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Rachel Modica, Mechanical Engineer, Shares Secret To Wearing Matte Lip Color

(6) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 7:57 AM

We love matte lip color for many a reason: It's sleek, a little edgy ... it just feels polished. But it's also, admittedly, not the easiest to wear.

Layering on lip balm beforehand goes without saying, but there's another measure that will extend your matte look:...

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Mansion Squatting Is A Growing National Problem For The Rich, Thanks To Ballsy House Crashers (VIDEO)

(401) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 6:06 PM

The latest trend in real estate is one that's giving us serious pause.

"Mansion squatting," as it's being coined on the internet, is a peculiar growing problem all over the country. Just this week, UPI reported that a woman had conned...

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Kathy Ireland's Photos Remind Us Again How Awesome The '90s Were (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 4:53 PM

Not many models can parlay their often short-lived runway careers into massive retail empires, but Kathy Ireland has successfully blazed the trail. As of last year, according to Forbes, she was the world's richest model.

But first, a little backstory: The California...

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Parking Spots Become Gardens In Boston Apartment Building Designed By Sebastian Mariscal (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 11:03 AM

With cities like Paris, Amsterdam and Washington D.C. (and soon New York) incorporating bike share programs and the introduction of new bike lanes (thanks, Bloomberg!), city-dwellers have legitimate reasons to eschew driving cars in urban areas.


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Cathrine Wallenius Abramowski, Journalist, Reminds Us Of Coconut Oil's Awesome Benefits

(14) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 9:32 AM

One of the best things about New York is the people you may run into at any given moment. For instance, we just met Cathrine Wallenius Abramowski, a grad student who's on holiday from Australia. She just finished journalism school and will be moving back to the her...

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Manhattan SkyHouse Apartment Includes Indoor Slide, Glass Bridge And Other Very Cool Features (PHOTOS)

(163) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 2:37 PM

Certain New York apartments come with special amenities: a dishwasher, doorman or outdoor space, if you're lucky.

But for one newly-designed space in lower Manhattan perks include a 4-story open living room, glass walking bridge, a climbing column and a stainless steel slide that snakes...

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Cara Delevingne Lands YSL Beauty Contract, Continues Her Reigning Tour Of Cool (PHOTOS)

(5) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 4:45 PM

When you've walked numerous runways, graced Vogue covers and landed fashion and fragrance campaigns, the natural and obvious next step is a makeup contract.

Such has been the path for Cara Delevingne, the 20-year-old Brit model who is the new face...

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Former Michigan Insane Asylum Is Now Residential Condos, Office And Retail Space (PHOTOS)

(413) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Almost every home comes with a little bit of history (sometimes charming, other times a little eerie), but would you willingly move into a former insane asylum?

One bygone institution in Traverse City, Michigan is now making that option readily available. The Traverse...

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Cheap Home Listings: Six Inexpensive Houses For The Price Of A Car (PHOTOS)

(28) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 1:48 PM

Buying a house is a process that involves a lot of patience, research and typically a very large financial investment. But as our friends over at Zillow have pointed out with a roundup of cheap home listings, you can actually snag a great place for about...

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Celine Chang, Graphic Designer, Makes Glasses And Orangey-Red Lipstick Look Impossibly Cool

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 11:27 AM

Taking a page right out of the Jenna Lyons' playbook, here's an example of one of our favorite beauty pairings: tortoise shell glasses and orangey-red lipstick.

It's kind of bookish, kind of sophisticated: Celine Chang, a graphic designer we met in New York's...

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'My Amityville Horror' Documentary Offers Glimpse Inside Notorious House (VIDEO)

(476) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 2:39 PM

Perhaps you've seen one of the many film adaptations of "The Amityville Horror," the book which is based on true (very gruesome) events that took place on Long Island in 1974.

In the latest development, Danny Lutz, a member of the family that moves in after the...

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Treehouse In Manhattan Mansion Backyard Offers Touch Of Suburbia In The City (PHOTOS)

(75) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 3:41 PM

When you're living in the city, it can be hard to carve out a quaint existence. But that didn't stop one builder from constructing the ultimate suburban-backyard staple: the treehouse.

The Upper East Side mansion, which belongs to CC Dyer (formerly married to...

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Tightlining Eyeliner How-To: The Makeup Trick That Makes Lashes Longer, Fuller & Thicker (VIDEO)

(10) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 7:38 AM

We've roadtested many a defining mascara, even lash-enhancing serums like Latisse, all in the pursuit of fuller lashes. But there's actually a super simple makeup trick that will make lashes appear longer and thicker.

Tightlining, as we learn in the

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