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Five Quick Tips to Help Prevent Clothes from Fading

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  Tip 1: Follow Directions The care label will let you know the best way to wash each garment: water temperature, cycle speed (or hand-wash), and more. Learn more about reading a manufacturer’s care label Tip 2: Turn Clothes Inside Out Let agitation take its toll on the insides of your garments, and help preserve the colors you fell in ... Read More »

Bedroom Décor Teen Dreams Are Made Of

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Teenage years are synonymous for everyday emotional rollercoaster rides for both the teen and the whole family, and it’s also a time when your child’s bedroom can easily become a No Access area for adults in the house. Nevertheless, however willful, rebellious, and moody your teenager can be, they will still need a snug nest to withdraw to every night, which means that you - as their parent - need to invest a tad more effort (and nerves) in planning your teen’s bedroom décor. So, how exactly can you put together a teen bedroom that will suit both your child’s and your own design bill? Read More »

Gateway to Education Adventures: St. Louis

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By Kristen Bailey St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, is also the gateway to adventures in education with so many ways to play—and learn at the same time! Meet the Budweiser Clydesdales or plan a mission to Mars in the many museums of this Midwestern city. The historic Grant’s Farm invites families to visit the cabin of America’s 18th ... Read More »

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Your teens belong to the generation of Millennials and there is a lot of pressure put on them, mainly in terms of changing the face of economy in an extremely competitive environment and even wider - transforming the world. Technology and economic disruption play a major part of the arena teenagers grow up in. All of this may be hard for parents to comprehend because of the generation gap, but the fact lies in the following: teens are stressed out and it’s no joke. Here’s how you can show your support and help them through it. Read More »

The Eco Fashion Revolution: I AM NOT A VIRGIN

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From chemicals in the fabric to being produced in unsafe manufacturing plants, the clothes you’re wearing probably aren’t doing much good for you, and are definitely not doing any good for the environment. While there are a few eco-friendly clothing companies out there, few of them are able to find a good balance between being fashion forward and eco-friendly. Well, now we have a solution: I AM NOT A VIRGIN (IANAV) clothing company is an emerging brand dedicated to making fashion forward clothing, that also happens to be eco and human-conscious. Read More »

Celeb Diets Edited for You

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From Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP to Reese Witherspoon’s baby food diet, there’s a ton of out of the ordinary things that celebs do to drop a few pounds. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve highly considered attempting a few of them! Here are some of the more popular ones, and suggested ways to edit them to work for you! Read More »

Fall for Beautiful Skin

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Just because summer is over and sweater weather is fast approaching, doesn’t mean its time to give up on your goal for beautiful skin! You still need to be moisturizing, exfoliating, and treating your skin, even the parts that no longer see the sun! Check out a few of these favorites that will keep you glowing all year round Read More »