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By now, we've properly prepped you for tearing up Tinseltown in style on NYE, but what if you celebrate best at home, where you're in charge of the outcome? Control freaks and hospitable gals, we totally feel you — and we've got your backs, too.
We've commissioned a cocktail-party champ to help you welcome the new year sans frantic antics. We're talking about Lara Shriftman, the author of four books on the subject — and the PR princess who has thrown radiant riots for the likes of everyone from Grey Goose to PlayStation.
So, now that you know you're in safe hands, breathe easy and let her help you guide your guests into 2013 with fresh ideas that are totally easy to pull off. And trust, after implementing these tricks with your own twists, no one will give a damn about the ball drop!
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UPDATE: Feeling the stay-inside vibe this weekend? This is all you need to pass the weekend by in a glorious TV trance. This story was originally published on January 12, 2013 (but we've added some new must-watch entries!).
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Hold on to your oil-absorbing wipes, folks: It's about to get real hot and sticky up in here. This time of the year, our cold-weather-related dry-skin woes seem like a distant memory as our foreheads turn into oil slicks and our skin reddens in the rising UV index. And, don't even get us started about our summertime foot read