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The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix

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Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself?


The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix for fashion. Fill out a style profile, and Le Tote sends you three garments and two accessories -- wear 'em as long as you like, then return in a prepaid bag and another tote comes your way. It's $49 a month (and they handle cleaning). A new "Jewelry Box" option...

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4 tea-infused beauty products to try

You can find Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème

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A new season of "Downton Abbey" premiered last night, and fans can keep in the British spirit using products infused with -- what else? -- Tea!

Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème moisturizes with antioxidant-rich green tea, $15.50; at Whole Foods, health food stores and

Ole Henricksen's African Red Tea Collection includes wrinkle-resistant creams, face...

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Free facials, designer evening wear sample sale

Filly's is hosting a Rene Ruiz evening wear

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Through March

PROM DRESS DRIVE Women of Integrity Inc. is asking for donations of recently dry cleaned, gently worn or new evening gowns and cocktail dresses, along with shoes, evening bags and other prom accessories for the 2014 Prom Dress Drive Giveaway for high school girls unable to afford an outfit. Drop-off locations and times are listed at

Jan. 9


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3 easy New Year's Eve hairstyles to try

Try one of these three hairstyles this New

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Don't start 2014 out with a bad hair day. Whether you're staying in with friends or hitting a New Year's Eve blow out, these styles will keep you looking cute way past midnight.


You can sport this braided 'do whether you're spending the night in, or going out. Just skip the extensions for a more casual look.



If you're headed to...

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Returning Christmas gifts: 7 things you need to know

Received an unwanted gift this year? We have

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Holiday presents are meant to make us feel loved and appreciated by those special people in our lives. Still, without fail, many gifts are destined to be returned before they're even unwrapped. 

But before you return that ugly sweater or DVD you'd rather poke your eyes out than watch, here are some tips to make the process hassle-free.

1. Step away from the plastic wrap.


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6 things you should buy after Christmas

Stock up on holiday decorations for next year

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The Christmas rush might have you feeling all shopped out, but according to, there are a few items you can save big on this time of year.

After Christmas is the best time to shop for:

1. Brand-name HDTVs

When major manufacturers debut their 2014 lineup at the Consumer Electronics show in January, retailers are sure to cut prices on 2013 models, making it the perfect...

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Gifts you can buy on Christmas Day

If Santa fails you, we've got you covered

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By Christmas Eve, even most procrastinators have tucked their gifts safely under the tree. But every year, there are those true last-minute shoppers who wake up Christmas morning with the dreaded feeling that they forgot something.

If Santa doesn't hit your house overnight to fill in where you left off, you can't count on your local supermarket to be open Christmas Day. Most Waldbaums, Stop...

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Get Kate Middleton's holiday party look for less

Kate Middleton arrives at a charity gala in

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As per usual, Kate Middleton was recently spotted looking classy and chic at a charity gala in London. While you may not have any galas to attend in the near future, Middleton's royal get up is perfectly appropriate for any holiday party.

Here's how to get it for less:

1. Dress. Classic, feminine and not too revealing, this LBD is the perfect choice for any holiday gathering with...

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How to protect yourself from fraudulent charges, identity theft

Target says that about 40 million credit and

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In light of Target’s announcement on Thursday that millions of its customers are in danger of fraudulent charges and identity theft, many shoppers, Target and otherwise, are wondering how safe their information really is. Experian’s ProtectMyID has seven simple steps to avoid identity theft and credit fraud as you make your final holiday purchases.

1. Protect your digital devices. More than...

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Last-minute Christmas shopping online: Everything procrastinators need to know

Shipping deadlines are looming for last-minute Christmas shoppers.

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With just six days until Christmas, procrastinators everywhere are checking their lists twice — only to realize the alarming number of people they still need to shop for.

If you dread the crowds at stores this time of year, online shopping is your only choice. You still have a shot at free shipping from some retailers, and for a few extra bucks you can be reassured the gifts you're mailing...

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