Appearance

Hair

Combat an Itchy Scalp

Do you have an itchy scalp, but don't have a noticeable skin condition such as dandruff? It's probably just dry…

Clothing

Reducing Lint from Cotton Clothes

Fabrics like terry cloth and chenille produce lint. So it's wise to put linty robes, towels, blankets and spreads in…

Clothing

No More Mothball Smell! Air Out That Summer Wardrobe

If you store your summer clothes in mothballs (or in any closed-off space that makes your outfits have that storage…

Skin & Nails

How to Make a Bruise Go Away Faster

Tomorrow's forecast calls for a beautiful spring day—perfect to go sleeveless—but you have that unsightly arm bruise! What to do:…

Skin & Nails

Vinegar Pimple Prevention

To prevent acne, moisten a cotton ball with some unfiltered apple cider vinegar (available at health-food stores) and dab it…

Skin & Nails

Prevent After-Waxing Redness

After you have your eyebrows, upper lip or bikini area waxed, dab the area with some eyedrops that are made…

Appearance

Why Your Online Photo Makes You Look Like a Liar

You’ve chosen a photo of yourself to use as your profile picture on Facebook, LinkedIn and/or some other social-networking Web…

Clothing

How to Get Black Clothes Blacker

Your black jeans and cotton T-shirts can turn a dull dark gray after multiple washings. So when doing an all-black…

Skin & Nails

Get That Smell Off Your Hands

If your hands have an unpleasant, lingering smell from bleach or any other strong, chemical cleaner, wash them with lukewarm…

Skin & Nails

Homemade Help for Rough Heels and Elbows

Make a paste by combining one tablespoon salt with one-half tablespoon lemon juice. Rub this abrasive mixture on rough and…

Hair

Combat Oily Hair

To make your hair less oily without using a lot of chemicals, combine equal parts of plain water and apple…

Skin & Nails

Make Large Pores Look Small

A reader asked us this question—and here is the answer from Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen. To help make large…

Clothing

Better Way to Dry Your Beret

Is your beret looking a little weary from the winter weather? After you’ve washed your cap with gentle soap and…

Appearance

Have a Pro Take a Look at Your Posture

Whenever my husband catches me slouching—which he does rather often, I’m afraid—he whispers, “Ramrod.” It’s the code word we came…

Hair

A Toast to Bouncy, Healthy-Looking Hair!

Did you know that your hair grows fastest when you’re in love? It’s probably because your hormones are jumping for…