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Everyday Indulgences

Sometimes, it is the little things in life: simple low- or no-cost pleasures that can make each day a joy.

Sweet Treats

8 Best Brownie Recipes
Whether your valentine prefers traditional brownies or indulgent mix-ins, these treats will make your sweetie swoon.

6 Delicious Chocolate Bars, Boxes, and Gifts
Made without artificial dyes, these tasty disks get their beautiful, muted coloring from natural sources like beet juice, turmeric, and purple cabbage.

8 Creative Marshmallow Recipes
Everyone loves s'mores, but these tasty marshmallow recipes offer inventive, gooey alternatives to the traditional fireside treat.

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10 Little Ways to Indulge

Try these ideas for finding small pleasures in your everyday life.
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How to Splurge Wisely 

Use these tips to make sure your spending stays in check, even when you’re treating yourself. 
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The Best Perfumes

Out of dozens of fall’s newest scents, nine winners wafted above the rest.
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How to Care for Cashmere

Keep your sweater in shape for seasons to come.
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Nothing Like a Nap

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How to Nap
Think it’s decadent to sleep at midday? Think again. Napping can make you smarter, saner, and healthier.

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Napping, A Love Story
A tribute to the pleasures of daytime sleeping.

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Cashmere-Buying Checklist

Many of the characteristics of quality cashmere, such as long and white hairs, are not detectable under the fluorescent lighting of a department store. Here are some ways to gauge quality before you buy.

  • Touch it with your fingertips. Fine cashmere feels soft, smooth, and substantial, even if it’s lightweight.
  • Pull the sides of the sweater. They should spring back to the original shape and should not be limp.
  • Look at the luster. The sweater should be neither shiny nor dull.

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