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I Tried Cooling Underwear for Swamp-Ass Summer Days, and I’m Never Going Back

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One of the many fun realities of living in a sweat-stained city that is New York (love you, bb) is that I have to change my outfit twice a day in the summer. Not because I’m particularly revolting or have, like, terrible bladder control, but because once I leave the house, that dense humidity takes me to Sweat City. And you shouldn’t have to sit in that all day, you know? So believe me that I was 100 percent on board when I learned that cooling underwear is a thing. In fact, Wacoal has recently released a whole damn Cooling...

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Exactly how many days in a row you can wear leggings before it’s officially disgusting

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If you’re anything like me, by now you’ve officially committed to full-time #leggingslife. Jeans? With buttons? Yeah, I don’t know them. In fact, I’ve been wearing the same pair of Lululemon yoga pants for the last three days, and it feels wonderful. But according to experts, my uniform way of life probably isn’t the best idea. “It really depends on how much wear is actually involved, but I would recommend washing any clothing item that is in close contact with parts of your body that are more prone to odors and sweat for long periods of time after every single time...

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How to unshrink clothes when they’re a little too snug

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It’s laundry time. You go to take your favorite t-shirt, pair jeans, or sweater out of the dryer only to find that it’s now three sizes too small. The horror. Thankfully, all hope is not lost. There is a way you can bring the article of clothing back to life. All it takes is some warm water, fabric softener, and a little stretching action to unshrink those clothes. Below, learn why clothes shrink in the first place (hint: it’s not for the reason you may think), instructions on how to unshrink different types of fabrics, and tips on how to...

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4 signs it’s time to get rid of old faithful—your beloved, falling-apart bra

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I remember the very first time I retired a bra. Purchased in the the tween section of Target, what was once a beautiful neon-pink number with gold stars had degraded into a faded, stretched out shadow of its former self. Even though the garment brought me heaps of discomfort (boo you, underwire), it was hard to say goodbye. The bra had loved me faithfully; now, I had to let go. The circle of (undergarment) life should repeat itself every six to eight months, according to Jessica Pfister, vice president of lingerie brand Le Mystere. “When your bra is worn out,...

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4 signs it’s time to get rid of old faithful—your beloved, falling-apart bra

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I remember the very first time I retired a bra. Purchased in the the tween section of Target, what was once a beautiful neon-pink number with gold stars had degraded into a faded, stretched out shadow of its former self. Even though the garment brought me heaps of discomfort (boo you, underwire), it was hard to say goodbye. The bra had loved me faithfully; now, I had to let go. The circle of (undergarment) life should repeat itself every six to eight months, according to Jessica Pfister, vice president of lingerie brand Le Mystere. “When your bra is worn out,...

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