Wouldn’t it be nice if right after you were born, someone handed you a how-to manual telling you everything you’d need to know to get through life? That way you’d understand, from the beginning, that there are many different types of love, failure’s OK, and certain kinds of men should be avoided at all costs. Tania Kindersley and Sarah Vine’s Backwards in High Heels: The Impossible Art of Being Female, a hardback with beautiful doodle-like illustrations, isn’t a self-help book, but it will get you thinking about love, careers, money, sex, and more, and the authors hand down pearls of wisdom for everything from doing your taxes without crying to avoiding late-night chocolate binges like helpful friends. [$15.61, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a copy of Backwards in High Heels, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us a a piece of wisdom that you learned for yourself by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 23. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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They don’t call it lip “stick” just because of its shape. The stuff should stay on! We’ve pulled a coffee cup away from our mouths, just to find our hot pink lip-print all over the thing. Not cute. Luckily, we’ve got the ways to make your color stay put, right after the jump … Keep reading »
Last week, we asked you to share what book you’d download first if we gave you a Kindle, provided by Bravo. Our list of must-reads has multiplied enormously after reading your responses, but our favorite comment came from MSK:
I would download Pride and Prejudice (it’s a classic so I can download it for free — a working student can take all the help she can get!). It’s been my favorite book since I was old enough to read books that included words bigger then “see,” “Jane,” and “run.” There has never been another character like Elizabeth Bennett nor another fictional couple like Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. I have read this book a dozen times (not to mention drooled over Colin Firth in the A&E adaptation like a hundred times), and will continue to read it over and over again. With a Kindle I would no longer need to worry about wearing out the pages!
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Preventing wrinkles has to do with good habits. Healthy skin won’t turn on you quite as quickly as skin that hasn’t been cared for. Take measures to reduce the appearance of age-defining creases and indentations. Keep reading »
A zit on your chin, or a little off-center on your forehead is an easy fix. Even uncovered, no one will notice. But when the sucker pops up on your nose, you can either take our advice for eradicating the dreaded pimple, or spend the next week looking like Rudolph’s first cousin. Keep reading »