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How to Invest $500 (March 2006)
    Investing $500.

The Living Alone Guide
    Your current roomie bounces her rent check, eats your cornflakes, and tries to make out with your boyfriend. If you're thinking of striking out on your own, you're not alone. In 2007, single women bought one of every five homes sold. Here, your plan

How to Do 20 (Real) Push-ups
    The trouble with the push-ups you do on your knees is that they don't prepare you for full push-ups, which are more effective at toning abs, arms, and chest.

How to Bet on a Horse Race
    There's more to betting at the track than simply picking the horse with the coolest name. If you're looking to actually win money, there are some basic steps to take before laying down your wager.

The 5 Biggest Myths About Travel Today
    Yes, you can still have a rip-roaring vacation this summer. Herewith, we refute the biggest myths about traveling today.

How to Plan a Holiday Party
    While you're at it, put down that Cosmo. We know it's been a long day, and you need to unwind. But that's no excuse to drink like your mother. You're a woman-not a lady-so we've come up with some spirited alternatives to get you through the holiday s

The Marie Claire Cocktail
    At the office shindig, nothing apart from the ill-chosen top is more revealing than your drink order. David Wondrich, a cocktail guru and author of Imbibe!, whips up the must-have drink of the season.

Navigate The Bar Like a Pro
    Don't be that bill-waving hussy at the end of the bar. Tips on how to sit and sip in style

How to Stock a Bar for Your Holiday Party Pages: 2 3 4 5
    Holiday time calls for drinks, celebrations...and more drinks. Woo your guests with just the right stocked bar for any occasion.

Chic Cocktails for the Fashionista
    Warm up and chill out with these chic cocktail recipes. New York mixologist Junior Merino, winner of the StarChefs Rising Star award, created a list of stylish drinks perfect for a fashionable holiday fete.

What to Wear to Your High School Reunion
    Six ensembles from that celebrate your success, earn an A+ in fashion, and ensure your reunion photos turn out better than that pimply yearbook headshot.

Thanksgiving with a Far-East Flair
    Make roast goose with far-east flair for a fun twist on a traditional Thanksgiving.

10 Worst Holiday Songs
    We hope these holiday songs aren't on your ipod this season.

14 Best Holiday Songs
    Turn to tunes with the pedigree of a Courier and Ives print, and the vintage appeal of vinyl.

How to Decipher an Intimidating Wine List
    Keep this wine type cheat sheet from Matt Lilien, founder of Wine Wala advising company, in your purse.

How to Pick a Lock
    If you've ever found yourself breaking into your own home through the bathroom window, you've probably wished you knew how to pick a lock. Marie Claire tells you how.

25 Must-See Guy Flicks

How to Start a Record Collection
    Marie Claire has some useful suggestions for how you can start a record collection from scratch.

What You Need to Know About French Wines
    Feel totally lost when ordering wine? Here's your cheat sheet on French wines. Keep this cheat sheet from Matt Lilien, founder of Wine Wala advising company, in your purse.

How To Tie a Necktie
    When it comes to tying a necktie there are a few options

How to Read a French Menu
    Slept through French 101 in college? No problem! Check out our cheat-sheet and order like a pro.

How to Make Sangria
    Happy Cinco de Mayo, courtesy of NYC's Rosa Mexicano restaurants.

10 Ways to De-Stress Pages: 2
    Do you feel trapped by your job? Is the day-to-day grind weighing you down? Here's how to break out of a rut at work and start living your life now.

10 Wedding Mistakes
    What not to do if you're the bride.

10 Things NOT to Do At a Wedding
    Wedding Etiquette 101

9 Good Things About Being a Bridesmaid
    Here's the rundown on being a bridesmaid - it isn't so bad afterall!

How to Win at Poker Pages: 2
    Whether you want to win big or just impress at boys poker night, these poker tips should help any aspiring woman learn to play.

Ways to Brag at Your High School Reunion tells you what to say if you haven't quite "lived up to your full potential."

Social Tips for Your High School Reunion
    Filled with dread about bumping into bossy Becky Slater or overachiever Tracy Flick? We asked Anna Skinner, author of How to Pee Standing Up: Tips for Hip Chicks, how to get through cocktail hour when you're cornered by:

How To Score Reservations At The Hottest Restaurants (May 2006)

How To Date A Coworker Without Drama (May 2006)

The Smartest Funny-Girls We Know...

How to Invest in the Stock Market
    Avid investor, Igor Purlantov shares his tips on breaking into the stock market.

How to Parallel Park Your Car
    Parallel parking comes down to two simple things: patience and confidence.

How to Cook a Great Steak Pages: 2 3 4
    Laurent Tourondel, executive chef and partner of BLT Restaurant Group, and Bon Appetit's Restaurateur of the Year, shares his secrets for making a great steak.

How to Work a Room Like a (Royal) Pro (August 2005)
    After 25 years in the public eye, Sarah Ferguson, the exuberant Duchess of York, is a meet-and-greet (and charm) expert. Here, her insta-success tips.

How To Travel Alone (July 2005) Pages: 2
    When her plane lost an engine over the Andes, Teresa Rodriguez Williamson, 36, vowed to start, a website to help solo women travelers. Here, her best secrets.

Nancy Silverton's Recipes for an Antipasto Feast
    Recipes and entertaining tips from star chef Nancy Silverton.

How to Drive a Golf Ball
    You hit the ball through the clown's mouth on the first try whenever you play mini golf, so you assume you'll be a natural when it's time for the real thing.

How to Win Your Fantasy Football League
    Here's why you want to join a fantasy football league.

How to Throw a Dart
    How to throw darts properly

How to Play Pool
    How to Play Pool

How to Throw a Football
    Throwing a football is easy. Throwing a football correctly, with spiral, is not.

How to Shoot a Free Throw
    How to Shoot a Free Throw

The No-Guilt Cocktail
    why not use that rigorous schedule of holiday cocktailing to fuel up on extra nutrients?

10 Ways to De-Stress During the Holidays
    Check out our no-fail stress-busters for the holiday season.

How to Talk Your Way Out of Anything
    How you can talk your way out of any situation in life.

The Eco-Chic Living Guide
to Be More Green

    Marie Claire has your green guide to eco-chic living.

Green Drinks: 6 Indulgently Organic Cocktails
    Distilleries the world over are increasingly offering a new level of purity in the form of organic spirits. Now you can make your dirty martini just a little cleaner and greener.

How to Drive a Stick Shift
    Ever wish you could drive stick? Start your engines.

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