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From the editor

  For this issue, my last as editor of Her... magazine, it’s appropriate that the theme is “girl squads.

  • Gotta get a girl squad!

    Taylor Swift’s squad seems to grow by the minute.

  • Marc and Amy share their true loves

    Marc and Amy share their true loves:   Amy: • Glitter • Penguins • The taste of Play-doh. Yup. I said taste.

  • From the editor

      On the cover:  Sara Elks Smith, 22, of Greenville is dressed for a party for the January cover.

  • He said, she said: Winter wonderland?

      “Man, I love winter. The crisp chill in the air. The smell of warm fires burning. Plus, I hate sweating. And bugs.

  • From the editor

      December is the busiest — but most fun — month of the year. What’s a Her... girl to wear?

Sara Elks Smith, 22, Greenville

Sara Elks Smith, 22, Greenville:     Job: Transaction coordinator at The Pistol Tingen Real Estate Team   Family: Husband Brandon Smith and daughter Sophia Elks   Volunteering: “I volunteer my time on foreign mission trips and feeding the homeless monthly.

  • Wardrobe inspiration from ... 'Gilligan's' girls

      You’ve got the have the perfect outfit for a formal party, even if you’re stranded on a desert island.

  • Dress to impress

      It’s the holiday season, time to sparkle and shine! In the immortal words of Tom Petty, “Oh my my, oh hell yes. Honey put on that party dress.

  • It's so 2016

      Now that you’ve flipped the calendar to another year, it’s time to update your style.

  • One poncho, four ways

  • What to wear for ...

      by Jane Hudson   What to wear for... 1. the office Christmas party 2. dinner out with his parents 3. a day of Christmas shopping 4. a holiday cocktail party 5. girlfriends’ gift exchange 6.

Red hot!

  Incorporate shades of red into your wardrobe in February, whether it’s just a pop of color on the fingernails or lips, or going all-out with red from head to toe.

  • Tested by Jane Hall of Fame

      As editor of Her... magazine, I have been a guinea pig for you. You’re welcome.

  • Tested by Her...

    Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for review purposes.

  • Gold medal

      If you want a holiday that’s sure to be bright, go for the gold.

  • Tested by Her...

      Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for review purposes.

  • Stocking stuffers

    Stocking stuffersProduct samples were provided by the manufacturer for review purposes.

Celebrate your squad with a Galentine's Day brunch

  Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, introduced us to the idea of “Galentine’s Day” in the show “Parks and Recreation,” and we just love the idea of taking a day to celebrate your best girl friends.

Get gorgeous, glowing skin

  Valentines Day in and of itself can be a lot of pressure.

  • Facial masks

      Facial masks and exfoliators help provide nourishment to the skin periodically and can moisturize, detoxify, increase circulation and reduce inflammation.

  • Facial cleanser

      Take it off ... take it all off! One of the best things you can do for your face is to cleanse it thoroughly, morning and night.

  • Lip service

      Your lips will do a lot of work during the holidays, what with all that kissing under the mistletoe, sipping hot cider and cold cocktails, smiling and smiling and smiling ... and, of course, smooching at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.

  • Great beauty gifts

    • Crabtree & Evelyn has gathered shower gel, body lotion and eau de toilette in its best-selling Summer Hill scent for a lovely gift for women of all ages.

  • Blush pink

      Light pink cosmetics can be a girl’s best makeup trick. There’s a reason blush pink is also known as “baby pink.” It’s youthful!

Don’t put off kicking that procrastination habit

  So why do you procrastinate? I posed this question to my favorite procrastinator (who declines to be named) and got a cool reception.

  • Gratitude can transform your life

      In this season of reflection and renewal, I hope you take some time to look back on what went right this past year and savor those moments before moving on to plans for the coming year.

  • Simply begin again

      Well, it’s January 2016! I am so thankful to see a brand new year. I love new beginnings because everyone is gearing up for great things to come.

  • Unleash the power of giving

      It is the end of 2015, the last month in this year! I am super excited because this is one of my favorite times of the year ... Christmas!

  • Don't go nuts

    The list of my to-dos was long and it was not even complete.

  • Face your fear

    I have had several scary moments. 1.

Example of sacrifice still inspires columnist

  It is amazing how well I remember the details.

Fitness apps: Useful or not?

  Your fitness level is a result of your consistent actions.

  • When summer ends, workouts resume

    Summer’s relaxation is coming to an end and school will be starting soon. It’s time to get back into a regular workout routine!

  • Desk exercises

    Barbara Avery, a recreation supervisor for Greenville’s Aquatics and Fitness Center, said desk-sitters can get a good workout with “chair aerobics.

  • Tips for successful workouts

    Exercising is essential to your health. You need a minimum of 2.5 hours of moderate to intense aerobic activity per week.

  • Exercise in the Park

    Exercise in the Park at the Greenville Town Common Join local folks for a free outdoor workout session in the city park beside the Tar River!

  • No time? No problem! Try this 30-minute workout

    This full body workout is the perfect complement to a busy lifestyle. It combines strength training and cardio to shed fat and increase muscle tone.

Add some warmth

Make your home a haven from November’s cool, wet weather by warming up your space.Think layers, soft textures and furniture you can put your feet on.

  • How to make an Indian corn wreath

      Crafts for the Uncrafty It was about an hour into a recent DIY project that I realized two things: 1.

  • FUNctional workspaces

    Your workspace doesn’t have to be merely functional — it can be fun, too!

  • Her desktop

    Desktop tips for cleanliness and style!

  • Desk inspiration

    Looking for some ideas for styling your desk? Bloggers often share photos of their picture-perfect workspaces on their websites or Instagram accounts.

  • Take the party outside

    • To make even a simple summer dinner elegant, dress up an outdoor table with linens, cloth napkins, candlelight and china.

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