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Microdermabrasion: Fast & Easy Skin Fix

Microdermabrasion is the kinder, gentler approach to fixing facial skin concerns. Where dermabrasion uses a rotating device to literally sand layers of skin to improve acne scars pox marks and scars from accidents or disease, microdermabrasion is about freshening your look. While dermabrasion offers help to fair-skinned people, microdermabrasion works

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Collagen Can Fight Skin Aging

Collagen is the most commonly found protein in the human body and helps to build and rebuild our teeth, bones, muscles, tendons and joints, but its importance in the structure of our skin is what’s most studied in the dermatology and beauty world. Collagen is the glue that holds together

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Pearls Cut to the Core

Pearls are what they are. Their smooth, iridescent surfaces hide nothing. People try to project their own images of them as fussy, outdated or existing only to be clutched, but their quiet strength has endured across the centuries to become more powerful than ever. “Pearlcore” is the latest of the

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Pop with Color & Glitter for a Summer You

It’s time to swap out heavy foundations for a fresher look and switch out those smokey eyes for bright colorful eyes, face jewels and glossy bold lips. Fresh-looking skin helps to balance playful eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush or lips. So grab your colorful eyeshadows and face jewels, and let’s get started

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Men: Show Who You are by How You Act

If you want to derail a business deal, a burgeoning romance or be considered a jerk, ignore the power of etiquette. From ancient Greece when a handshake was a sign of equality and mutual respect (and proof that the parties came unarmed) to Emily Post’s thoughts that good manners reveal

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Modernize your Outdoor Kitchen

We’ve been basking in the sun for months now and many of us have regularly moved our meals outside to take advantage. In the process you might have found out the old, reliable grill isn’t so reliable anymore, or it’s finally time to make life easier by beefing up your

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Layer to Get Versatile Window Coverings

by Robin and Tom Binkley, Owners, Prescott Window Coverings Drapes, blinds and other window coverings serve multiple purposes — they need to both allow and block sunlight, plus enhance your interior decor. Serving all these masters most easily is done by layering your treatments to suit your needs. BOTTOM LAYER

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Level Up your Home’s Smart Tech

Sensors, apps and voice commands have been making our home lives more comfortable and streamlined for more than a decade, and most luxury homes incorporate some combination of security, climate, lighting, watering and entertainment controls to make living even more effortless. Take a look at these upgrades that will elevate

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Design a Nursery for Baby & You

When you’re bringing a new baby home, you should put them in a room where the lighting and temperature can be easily controlled and the decor easily customized when your child’s own personality and preferences emerge. It should harmonize with the rest of your home but have a fresh, uncluttered

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Backyard Projects can Elevate your Outdoor Space

Living in this part of the country allows ample time to head outside and lounge in the outside spaces, enjoying the fresh air and comfortable temperatures the rest of the country can only envy. Why not make the most of the space? Aside from adding value to your home, upgrading

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Build your Home from the Floor Plan Up

by Gilian Haley, Vice President & Co-Owner, Haley Construction Company When you’re having the home of your dreams built, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. It often hinges on where your vision is focused — the architecture, the landscaping, the views or how you want the kitchen or

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Sail into Sleep on Comforting Sounds

Sleep isn’t a luxury, but a necessity. Given how many Americans report getting inadequate sleep, the search for sleep aids has been far and wide. One method that has garnered continued interest is the use of certain kinds of sound to mask environmental noise and create a soothing background for

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