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Even if your workplace has a relaxed dress code, there are probably a ton of unspoken rules that you're supposed to be following. Dressing appropriately for the job is more important than you realise - especially if you work in a large organisation where first impressions count. This infographic explains how to look your best in a variety of business environments; from 'baseline casual' to boardroom attire.

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Video: A messy sock drawer means a messy life. You deserve a better start to your day than rummaging around for a matching pair. You could replace all your socks with 20 identical pairs, or you could learn to fold your socks right, so they don't stretch out or come unmatched. In the video above, we demonstrate the ideal form of sock origami.

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This weekend, The Washington Post ran a story listing 10 things in your home that you probably aren't cleaning, but should.

The list includes a lot of things that clean freaks probably already are cleaning like their ceiling fan, mattress, and shower head, but the list also included something I'd never thought about cleaning personally: the inside of your washer and dryer.

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While a professional politician might have their hard-working citizen cosplay down, us average Joes might not be as skilled when it comes to rolling up those long-sleeve shirts, especially when it's hot outside. You might lean toward tighter rolls, but that won't help if you're trying to stay cool.

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You spend hours trying on clothes, you spend hundreds (maybe more!) buying those clothes, then you open your closet and, lo and behold, nothing worth wearing. It's a common dilemma and a financially wasteful one, too. Here are some common traps we fall into when we shop and how to get more bang for your buck.

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If there's one good reason to do the sniff test, it's this: Washing and drying your clothing after each wear is one of the quickest ways to wear those outfits out. Yes, there are ways to improve your laundry skills, but you're still shoving your favourite duds into a machine to get agitated -- yes, that's what it's called -- and then into a different machine to get blasted with heat.

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I have some strong opinions about fashion. Despite wearing the same monochromatic outfit to work nearly every day, I'm a fan of sartorial elegance, tailored suits, and yes, the occasional set of suspenders.

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I bet you, like me, took a gander at the cloaks of the Night's Watch on Game of Thrones and thought, "Damn, if they weren't so flea-infested and covered in the blood of the dead I'd wear that in a heartbeat. Where do I even get a cloak like that?" Well you can fashion a cloak of your own the same way the show's costume designer does: With SKOLD and LUDDE sheepskin rugs from friggin' IKEA.

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Video: "Put it around your stupid neck." That's how comedian/actor/dandy Paul F. Tompkins starts his tutorial on how to tie a bow tie. He peppers his instructions not just with jokes, but with helpful guidance about why you're doing each step, which makes it much easier to follow along.

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In a world of vanity sizes and mysterious designations like "medium", you usually have to try clothes on before you have any clue if they fit. Bra sizing would seem to be different, since it involves numbers and maths, but I'm here with bad news: There is no such thing as Your One True Bra Size.

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My "look" -- if I even possess such a thing -- is best described as equal parts "teenage dirtbag" and "someone who is allergic to pants". My wardrobe is comprised of jeans, jeans that have been cut into shorts, T-shirts, flimsy dresses, and not much else. But a new garment has edged its way into my wardrobe -- and heart -- and it has changed my life for the better.

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The human nose can detect more than one trillion distinct scents, but it isn't so great at picking up your own odours. There's always a chance you reek something foul and just don't realise it. If that's a fear of yours, here's how you can find out for sure.