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The History of Lipstick And It's Slightly Gross Origins

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles? Here's a quick history lesson on the amasing lipstick.

Classic, Chic And Whimsical Birdcage Umbrella Brightens A Rainy Day

Umbrellas are an under-appreciated accessory, but if you follow my blog - you know I'm a big believer in their ability to brighten your day and your outfit on the dreariest of days. A new one to come across my radar is classic, chic and sure to be a conversation starter.


Hardware That Saves Space With Style: The Sink With Towel Bar

Half-baths, as in 2.5 baths, should really be classified as closets.  The size makes them a really tight squeeze, often requiring a "wide stance" so your knees don't rub the sink when you sit on the toilet! If you are looking for a  sink and hardware that makes use of every inch of space, try looking at these great options.

9 Great Green Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day

It will soon be that time of year again to celebrate Mother's Day. If you are debating making your mom a homemade gift or buying her a gift, the choice is yours. I cannot decide that for you. However, I can show you a list of 9 innovative green gift ideas for inspiration. Take a look below to see if any of these idea would make the perfect gift or if they trigger a great DIY idea.

10 Great Green Products To Bring Down Your Summer Bill

Wish you could lower your summer electic bill? If you feel like the heat seems to be getting worse and worse each year, you're not the only one. You're also not the only one with high electric bills resulting from trying to stay cool indoors. Staying indoors to keep cool is getting expensive. The harder the AC works the higher the electric bills get. The good news that there are some surprisingly inexpensive items that can help you reduce your summer cooling bill.

Freedom From Dust And Filters With Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Vacuum (Review)

In Dyson's relentless pursuit of creating the best vacuum cleaners on the planet, they have made a new great leap forward in vacuum cleaner technology. Many years ago, Dyson invented the first vacuum without a vacuum bag. But in order to maintain suction power, vacuum cleaners still needed to have a filter for fine dust that it collected. Like  all other vacuums,  Dyson's vacuums required a filter. More than 20 years after inventing the bagless vacuum, Dyson has revolutionized vacuum technology by inventing a vacuum that does not need a filter.

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Gadget Ideas Worth Hunting For

The Shopathon Season is almost here and that means now is the time to do some research and plan your shopping. What do you want to find the most? What are the best deals? Where can you find them? Here are some of this season’s gifts most worth hunting and waiting for.

Samsung's New Galaxy TAb 4 NOOK Can Help Get Your Kids Reading More

Inspiring kids to read from an early age and keeping kids reading into adulthood is a daunting challenge. Leveraging some of  the features that the latest gadgets have to offer can help make reading easier and more fun for kids and help make meeting that challenge easier.  The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is a new gadget that can help your kids read and inspire them to read more. 

Innovative Video Conferencing Platforms Can Help Your Small Business Save Money And Grow

While some businesses struggled with the recent economic downturn, savvy business owners flourished and used tough business conditions to expand their businesses. One way that business owners can get a competitive advantage and grow their businesses is to look for smart ways to save on business costs. One area of opportunity to save is to be smarter is using business communication technologies like video conferencing.

Time Wasters! - 10 Pins That Don't Work

Anyone who has spent time on Pinterest.com (a very popular social sharing site)  has seen the same tips  showing up over and over and over again. These tips look really great. But do they work? Many do but there are a surprisingly large number of very popular pins that are total duds. Here's my list of Top 10 Time Wasting Tips on Pinterest - The Pin Tips That Don't Work: