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9 Cool House Plants
    It's time to go green - get a houseplant to liven up your living space. Check out MarieClaire.com's picks for the coolest plants, and tips on how to care for them.

13 Things We've Learned from Living Alone
    It's amazing how quickly one person can go through a roll of toilet paper. MarieClaire.com takes a look at living alone.

Living Alone Is Hard
    Marie Claire's girl's guide to living alone from Mindy Kaling.

Speed Clean: Cut Your Cleaning Time in Half!
   

How To Make More Space In Your Apartment
   

How to Care for Your Houseplants
   

10 Must-Have Cleaning Tools
   

The Roommate Heave-Ho
    We were a threesome out of a sitcom, all inside jokes and good-natured snark. Two girls, a guy, an apartment. MarieClaire.com has the story.

The Smart Girl's Guide to Ordering Wine with Dinner
    Navigating the wine list at any restaurant can be a daunting, confidence-deflating chore.

How to Cook a Fish
    Quick tips and tasty recipes for how to cook a fish.

How to Make the Best Summer Cocktails
    Stock up at your local fruit stand and cool down this summer with one of our easy-to-make, delicious summer cocktail recipes.

How to Throw a Punch
    Marie Claire teaches how to throw a punch.

Recipes for a Serious Crabfest Pages: 2
   

Why Brunch Is Not the Answer
    8 reasons to skip brunch.

How to Talk about Art
    You may not know your Lucian from your Sigmund, but you can still hold your own at the art museum with this conversation guide.

Tuning Out
    The Sabbath used to be the holiest of TV nights.

A Better Way to Spend Your Sunday
   

How I Survive the Sunday Blues
   

The Trouble with Sunday
    Sunday. The day of reckoning.

The Girl's Guide to March Madness
    Here is an easy guide for getting in the game! With the right know-how and a few tricks, even the most inexperienced 'fan' can win the big tournament pool.

How to Start a Blog
    Britney, Mariah, and Hilary all share their deep thoughts online. You can, too!

5 Ways to Live a More Balanced Life (February 2006)
    Tips on how to live a more balanced life.

How To Slow Down
    You work fast. You eat fast. You fall in love fast. But to find real happiness, all you have to do is. . . SLOW DOWN.

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 MarieClaire.com 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.




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