Sabah Karimi

Sabah Karimi

Sabah Karimi writes beauty, fitness, style, travel, and personal finance content for several Y! channels. She is a full-time freelance content writer and digital copywriter.

Sabah was named Content Producer of the Year in 2008 and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, AdAge.com, and on The Early Show on CBS News for her work with Associated Content (now YCN).

Her work has appeared on SportsIllustrated.com, WomansDay.com, Zappos.com and several other brand sites. Some of her work has been published on Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Shine, Yahoo! TV, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Small Business, and Yahoo! Homes.

She is the author of "The AC Source Book (2009)", a blueprint for success with the former Associated Content publishing platform, and "Financial Fitness for Freelancers: How to Survive and Thrive on an Irregular Income" (2011).

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  • Five Reasons Why Women Need to Train With Heavy Weights
    When it comes to sculpting and toning your body, training with heavy weights will help you achieve incredible results in a very short period of time. Here are five reasons why women need to train with heavy weights.
  • Five Fitness Tips to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster
    If you’re stuck in a plateau with your fitness program or are motivated to drop those last few pesky pounds this season, make a few simple changes to your weekly fitness regimen. These five fitness tips that can help you reach your goals faster.
  • Guide to Shoe Boutiques in Orlando, Florida
    Whether you’re in the market for a new pair of Jimmy Choos or want to shop for heels from indie designers, Orlando offers plenty of options for the ultimate shoe hunt. Here’s a local guide to shoe boutiques in Orlando, Florida.
  • Six Healthy Ways to Start Your Day Right
    If you feel frazzled or stressed before the work day even begins, or you just find yourself in a constant state of rushing each morning, make some healthy changes to your daily routine. Here are six healthy ways to start your day right.
  • Five Post-Workout Tips for Better Results
    You make the time to get to the gym and push yourself through that challenging routine, so make sure you’re also taking steps to maximize your results from all of that effort. Use these tips to get better results after your next workout.
  • 3 Energy-Boosting Homemade Vegetable Juice Recipes
    Drinking fresh vegetable juices and smoothies regularly can provide your body with an extra dose of nutrients you wouldn’t otherwise get from your regular diet. Try any of these three energy-boosting homemade vegetable juice recipes this week.
  • Five Energy-Boosting Foods Before Your Next Workout
    Whether you hit the weights regularly or enjoy doing a cardio circuit, make sure you’re fueling your body properly with the right food combinations. Here are five energy-boosting foods you can eat before your next workout.
  • Guide to Specialty Gyms in Orlando, Florida
    While working out at a commercial gym can help you stay in shape, sometimes you need to shake things up and challenge your body in new ways. Head to any of these specialty gyms in Orlando, Florida for your next workout.
  • Five Workout Motivation Tips for Spring
    Whether you’re taking your workouts outdoors or are ready to try something new with your fitness regimen this spring, use these five workout motivation tips to stay on track.
  • 5 Spring Workouts to Get in Shape Fast
    Whether you’re stuck in a workout rut or just want to take on a new challenge this season, try any of these spring workouts to get in shape fast.
  • 6 Simple Ways to Clean Up Your Diet for Spring
    The spring months are a great time to lighten up your plate and incorporate some seasonal fruits and vegetables into your weekly menu. Here are six simple ways to clean up your diet for spring.
  • 7 Ways to Avoid Germs at the Gym
    Whether you hit the local gym every day or work out at the local health and fitness center a few days a week, make sure you’re protecting yourself from germs and bacteria. Here are seven ways to avoid germs at the gym.
  • Easter Events and Celebrations in Orlando, Florida
    If you’re celebrating Easter in the City Beautiful this year, don’t miss out on egg hunting events, brunch specials, and live entertainment at local hotspots and resort areas. Here are some of the most highly-anticipated Easter events in Orlando, Florida.
  • Five Simple Ways to Even Out Your Skin Tone
    Pigmentation, dry patches of skin, and blemishes can be difficult to mask with makeup, but there are some things you can do to even out your skin tone and maintain a radiant glow. Use these five tips to enhance your complexion.
  • Spring Style Essentials: 5 Wardrobe Basics
    It’s finally time to shed that winter coat and lose those heavy layers! Round out your basics wardrobe with these five essential pieces for spring.
  • 6 Superfoods to Give Your Spring Recipes a Boost
    Spring is a great time to change up your diet and load up your plate with more fresh fruits and vegetables. Give your spring recipes a boost with these six superfoods.
  • Guide to Wine Bars in Orlando, Florida
    The City Beautiful boasts a diverse dining scene, but when it’s time to relax and unwind with a glass of wine or a cocktail, make your way to any of these unique wine bars in Orlando.
  • Seven Healthy Foods for Gorgeous Skin Every Day
    Eating a well-balanced diet and staying hydrated are some healthy habits that can keep your skin looking radiant and youthful in any season. Eat these seven foods for gorgeous skin every day.
  • Six Skin Exfoliation Tips for Spring
    If breakouts, ruddy-looking skin, or an uneven skin tone are some of your major skin problems this season, treat your skin to an exfoliation regimen. Here are six exfoliation tips for the spring months.
  • Seven Daily Beauty Habits for Gorgeous Skin
    Your daily habits have a powerful effect on what your skin looks like each day. Adopt these seven beauty habits for gorgeous skin every day.
  • Six Spring Beauty Tips for Glowing Skin
    Spring is a great time to give your skin a boost and all it takes is a few small changes to your beauty regimen. Here are six spring beauty tips for glowing skin.
  • Six Tips for Making Healthy and Tasty Green Smoothies
    Green smoothies can be a healthy addition to your diet and may even help you jumpstart your weight loss program this season. Here are six tips for making healthy and tasty green smoothies.
  • Six Spring Diet Tips for Healthy and Radiant Skin
    Spring cleaning your diet could be just what you need to improve your health and restore that natural glow. Here are six spring diet tips for healthy and radiant skin.
  • Top St. Patrick’s Day Events in Orlando, Florida
    From live music and parades to festivals in Disney territory, you’ll find plenty of reasons to wear green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orlando this year. Here are some of the top St. Patrick’s Day events in Orlando for 2014.
  • Guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Orlando
    Whether you're following a plant-based diet or just want to enjoy some healthy offerings, here’s where you’ll find some of the best vegan restaurants in Orlando, Florida.
  • Getting in Shape for the Holidays: Q&A with Celebrity Trainer Lacey Stone
    Holiday season is right around the corner and this is a great time of year to revamp your fitness program and fine-tune your diet. I interviewed celebrity trainer Lacey Stone for her best tips for getting in shape for the holidays.
  • 5 Beauty Must-Haves for Day-to-Night Looks
    No time to run home before the evening's events? Creating that day-to-night look is easier than you think when you have these five beauty essentials in your makeup bag.
  • 7 Ways to Prep Skin for the Holidays
    Think it's too early to be thinking about your holiday beauty and skincare regimen? Now is actually the perfect time to start prepping your skin for the holidays. Here are seven ways to do get your skin glowing just in time for those special events.
  • Exclusive: Sephora Beauty Experts Share Fall and Holiday Beauty Must-Haves
    Ready for a fall beauty makeover? From flawless skin secrets to must-have beauty products from the newest collections, Sephora Beauty PRO Ilde Goncalves and experts share their top picks of the season with me in this exclusive interview.
  • Tools that Will Help Your Team Be More Collaborative
    If you’re running a business where employees work remotely, or are just looking for better ways to improve communications within your office, consider investing in these office tools that support collaboration.
  • Best After-College Careers in 2013
    Making the transition to the work world after college can be a challenge but you can explore a number of job titles and career paths shortly after graduation. Here are some of the best after-college careers for 2013.
  • Healthy Summer Barbecue Tips from Celebrity Trainer Chris Powell
    Whether you're organizing a Memorial Day picnic or making plans for a summer barbecue, keep things on a healthy track with diet-friendly alternatives of popular party foods. Celebrity fitness trainer Chris Powell shares diet tips for summer BBQ season.
  • Express Workout Tips for Busy Women from Trainers Chris and Heidi Powell
    Whether you want to lose a few pounds before summer or just be in great shape this year, you can reach your goals -- without even setting foot in a gym. Here are some of Chris and Heidi Powell's best express workout tips for busy women.
  • Accessorize your home with pops of neon
    Neon is one of the hottest trends in home design and there are dozens of different ways to incorporate this trend into your own living space. Here are some tips for accessorizing or decorating your home with pops of neon.
  • 13 Beauty Resolutions for 2013
    Get the New Year off to a great start with a skincare, makeup, and beauty makeover. Here are 13 beauty resolutions you can make for 2013.
  • Hottest beauty trends for 2013: Must-haves and lust-haves for the New Year
    If you’re ready for a new you in the New Year, kick things off with a makeup bag makeover. In this exclusive interview, Birchbox Co-Founder Katia Beauchamp gives us a preview of the hottest beauty trends for 2013.
  • 3 Off-Peak U.S. Travel Destinations for Winter 2013
    If you’re suffering from a severe case of the winter blues, January and February may be an opportune time to jet off to a new locale. Here are three off-peak travel destinations to consider for your winter 2013 trip.
  • Beauty Review: BodyHonee Wax Hair Removal Kit
    If waxing and shaving are part of your weekly routine, it's a good idea to use a natural wax solution that isn’t harsh on your skin. Here’s my review of the BodyHonee wax hair removal kit.
  • Best Superfoods for Senior Men
    Superfoods can be a valuable part of any senior’s diet and certain foods offer more benefits for older men than others. Here are five of the best superfoods for senior men.
  • Winter Beauty Tips for Older Women
    Mature skin can become excessively dry and dull-looking during the winter months but there are several things older women can do to keep their skin looking radiant, vibrant, and youthful all season long. Here are some winter beauty tips for older women.
  • Secrets from a stylist: Fashion must-haves for winter
    Ready to put together that stylish winter wardrobe? I interviewed wardrobe stylist Melanie Pace to find out more about winter fashion must-haves, and what we can officially say goodbye to this season.
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  • Beauty Review – LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection
    When you’re looking to splurge on yourself or someone else this holiday season, don’t miss the LORAC Eye Candy Full Face Collection. It's an exclusive set available at Sephora and contains everything you need to create a holiday look. Here's my review.
  • 5 bad beauty habits to break before the end of the year
    With only a few weeks left until New Year’s, now could be the perfect time to make some new beauty resolutions and break some of those bad habits for good. Here are five bad beauty habits to break before the end of the year.
  • Beauty Review: Stila Lip Glaze Trio - Harvest
    While bold lips are a hot trend for the holidays, you’ll need a more natural-looking lip when you’re doing a smoky eye this season. Here’s my review of the Stila Lip Glaze Trio in Harvest.
  • Exclusive Interview: Lisa Loeb on Motherhood, Eyewear Line, and New Album Release
    Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Lisa Loeb is getting ready to release her seventh album “NO FAIRY TALE”. I interviewed Lisa recently to learn how this busy mom of two keeps it all together, and what's in store for 2013.
  • Exclusive: Lisa Loeb Talks New Album, No Fairy Tale
    I caught up with Lisa Loeb to talk about her latest album and her new projects!
  • 3 lip treatment must-haves for winter 2012
    Using just any old lip balm won’t be enough to keep dry and flaky lips at bay this season, so now is a great time to start using a more concentrated lip treatment. Here are just three lip treatment must-haves for winter 2012.
  • 12 holiday 2012 beauty must-haves for $12 or less
    Bells will be ringing, and holiday events will soon be filling up the calendar, so now is a great time to start stocking up on some of the most-coveted holiday 2012 beauty products. Here are 12 holiday 2012 beauty must-haves that cost $12 or less
  • 3 Fabulous Holiday 2012 Makeup Trends to Try
    The holidays are right around the corner and ‘tis the season to glam up your look with some runway-inspired beauty trends and color palettes. Here are three of the hottest holiday 2012 makeup trends to play with this season.
  • 5 Fall Foods for Glowing Skin
    While regular facials and a good skincare regimen can keep your skin looking radiant, what you eat is what will give you that youthful glow all season long. Here are five fall foods for glowing skin.
  • Christmas tree safety tips
    The beautiful ornaments, the twinkling lights, and even the Christmas tree itself can all be safety hazards – especially with children and pets in the household. Use these Christmas tree safety tips to reduce the risk of accidents this season.
  • Gift Ideas for Apple Lovers
    Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or need to buy an Apple owner a birthday gift, consider giving them an accessory or gadget that will make life just a little bit easier. Here are some great gift ideas for Apple lovers.
  • Remote Control Toys Dads and Kids Will Love
    Remote and radio-controlled toys might seem old-fashioned, but they’re still a popular alternative to video games and other tech toys of the season! Here are some remote control toys dads and kids will love.
  • Electric vs. wood fireplaces: Key benefits and drawbacks of each
    A fireplace can be a great alternative heat source for your home but not all fireplaces are alike. Here’s a closer look at the key benefits and drawbacks of electric and wood fireplaces.
  • What are the benefits of fireplace inserts?
    Fireplaces are not an efficient heating source and won’t be able to heat up your entire home, but installing a fireplace insert can improve energy efficiency significantly. Here are some of the top benefits of fireplace inserts.
  • Top 10 Most Inspiring NFL Players of All Time
    Even though many NFL players can boast about a track record of success with their football careers, many have overcome personal struggles, battled health issues, and strive to find more meaning in their lives. Here are ten inspiring NFL players.
  • Best restaurants in Daytona for NASCAR fans
    Don't let heartburn get in the way of race day fun when enjoying a good meal at Daytona's most popular sports bars and eateries. Here are some of the best restaurants and heartburn-friendly meal options in Daytona for NASCAR fans.
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  • 5 simple ways to lower your home energy bill this fall
    As temperatures start to drop and you start relying on your home’s heating system more frequently, you might see a big jump in that energy bill. Here are just five simple ways to lower your home energy bill this season.
  • Easy, last-minute Halloween decorations
    Halloween is only a few weeks away and if you still haven’t put up decorations for trick-or-treaters and guests, you can make your own décor in a few simple steps. Here are five easy Halloween decorations to make at the last minute.
  • Checklist for winterizing your lawn
    Winterizing your lawn will protect the grass from snow and ice and keep it healthy for regrowth when spring arrives. Use this checklist when winterizing your lawn
  • 5 fall renovations you'll enjoy all winter
    The holidays are a few months away and now is a great time to update the home and take care of those much-needed home improvement and renovation projects. Here are five simple home improvement and renovation projects to take care of this fall.
  • Beauty review: Victoria’s Secret ‘Love My Body’ collection
    The new Love My Body body care line from Victoria’s Secret is the perfect solution for restoring dry and dehydrated skin, featuring five different products that will give your skin an instant moisture boost. Here's my review of the complete line.
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  • 10 creative bedroom design themes
    Whether you’re decorating the kids’ bedrooms or updating the master bedroom, pick out a theme that speaks to your personal interests, tastes, and personality. Here are 10 creative bedroom themes and designs from homes around the globe.
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  • Exclusive beauty tutorial: Victoria’s Secret fall 2012 eye makeup runway look
    I love the high-drama eye look this season and recently had the chance to try out the new Victoria’s Secret PRO makeup collection for fall. Use this step-by-step guide to create the runway-inspired smoky eye look using VS Makeup.
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  • Stylist’s secrets to pulling off fall 2012 fashion trends
    Stuck in a fashion rut? I interviewed fashion stylist Marianne Ilunga of Stylissima Fashion Consulting to find out what the hottest fall 2012 fashion trends are, and how to pull off those runway looks with style. Here’s the scoop:
  • Exclusive: Victoria's Secret fall 2012 eye makeup trends with VS makeup artist Polly Osmond
    Dramatic eyes, bold brows, and doll lashes are some of the hottest trends for fall, and you can create these runway-inspired looks with only a handful of products! Here's an exclusive video and interview with VS makeup artist Polly Osmond.
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  • What to Do with Your Old Computer
    An old computer may not be in sellable condition but you can still get some of your investment back through a trade-in or buy back program at your local electronics store. Here are some ideas on what to do with your old computer.
  • Printer Recycling Options
    If your old printer is no longer in sellable condition or you have no use for it, don’t just throw it in the trash! Find out how you can do your part for the environment with an electronics recycling program.
  • Tips for Clear Skin After a Workout
    Whether you work out a couple of times a week or are hitting the gym every day, all of that sweating can take its toll on your skin. Here are some easy tips for maintaining clear and glowing skin after a serious sweat session.
  • Best Dessert Spots in Downtown Disney, Orlando
    If your sweet tooth is calling after a day at the parks, or you just want to indulge during your Orlando vacation, don’t miss the chance to enjoy decadent desserts at these Downtown Disney hot spots!
  • Planning a Fall Weekend Getaway in Miami, Florida
    Even though South Beach and Downtown Miami are havens for party-goers during beach season, there’s still plenty to do and enjoy around Miami as the weather gets cooler. Here are some tips on planning a fall weekend getaway in Miami, Florida.
  • Is refinancing a good option?
    While a lower rate can be a driving factor to refinance, you need to consider some other pros and cons about the refinancing process. Here are some tips to help you make the most informed decision.
  • 5 tips for painting or stenciling a cement floor
    A simple way to add some cheer to a basement, storage room, laundry room, or other functional space is by painting or stenciling the cement floor. Here are five tips for completing this budget-friendly DIY project.
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  • What really matters when it comes to diet rules
    When it comes to dieting and weight loss, there really is no quick-fix solution – no matter what that fitness guru or infomercial will tell you. Here are four things that really matter when it comes to dieting and losing weight.
  • Easiest way to rip out old shower tile
    Ripping out old shower tile can be a simple DIY project but you do need to use certain tools to prevent excessive damage of the underlying wall. Use this easy guide to rip out old shower tile.
  • 7 gender-neutral decorating themes for nurseries
    Decorating the nursery can be one of the most exciting parts of being new parents, but it’s not always easy to decide what type of color scheme and theme will be a good match for your little one. Here are seven gender-neutral themes for nurseries.
  • Empty-calorie meals to avoid
    If convenience foods and fast food make up most of your weekly diet, there’s a good chance that you are eating a lot of empty calories. Here are three empty-calorie meals you need to avoid.
  • Tips to prepare a fitness plan
    Still not seeing results after all that hard work at the gym? Creating a fitness plan that you can stick with for the long-haul is essential for getting results. Use this guide to prepare your own fitness plan.
  • How to choose the right mortgage plan
    When rates star to drop, refinancing your mortgage could be one of the best financial decisions you'll ever make. Here are some useful tips for choosing a mortgage plan that meets your financial needs.
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  • 4 biggest weight loss myths
    Whether you’re a yo-yo dieter or an exercise addict, weight loss will be impossible unless you change your approach. Get yourself on a healthy track by making sure you're not believing these common weight loss myths.
  • Essential Tips to Prep Your Skin for Fall
    We’re officially entering the transition months between summer and fall, and now is a great time to change up your skin care and beauty routine to accommodate for the change of the season. Use these tips to prepare your skin for fall.
  • 5 Must-Have Electronics for Students
    Back to school season is right around the corner, and now is a great time to start stocking up on all of those school and campus essentials. Here are five must-have electronics for students.
  • 3 DIY Facials for Stressed Out Skin
    A DIY facial made with fresh ingredients could be all it takes to restore that radiant glow and de-stress troubled skin. Here are three homemade facials for restoring stressed out skin.
  • 5 Tips for Using Painter's Tape
    Painter’s tape, also known as painter’s masking tape, makes it easier to achieve clean lines and professional results with your DIY painting project. Here are five tips for using painter’s tape.
  • The Right Way to Strip Paint From Wood Furniture
    When you want to refinish and refurbish a piece of wood furniture, you’ll need to strip off the old paint so you have a new surface to work with. Here are some essential tips for stripping paint from wood furniture the right way.
  • 10 quirky options for container gardening
    Don’t limit yourself to terra-cotta pots and decorative planters for that next gardening project. Here are 10 quirky options for your container gardening projects.
  • 5 Ways to Maintain a Radiant Glow This Summer
    A few simple tweaks to your beauty routine is all it really takes to keep skin glowing and radiant all summer long. Here are five ways to maintain a radiant glow this season.
  • 3 Easy Ways to Repair Sun-Damaged Hair
    Whether it’s super thick and curly, or very fine and straight, your hair needs some extra attention during the summer months. Here are three easy ways to repair sun-damaged hair this season
  • Top refinancing mistakes to avoid
    You could be in a great position to refinance and save on that monthly mortgage – unless you make some costly mistakes during the process. Here are some of the top refinancing mistakes to avoid.
  • Factors that could affect your mortgage when refinancing
    You’re eager to refinance for a lower rate, but how confident are you that your lender will give you the best rates? Here are some of the key factors that may affect your mortgage refinancing rates.
  • Exclusive: ‘The Biggest Loser’ season 11 runner-up Hannah Curlee shares weight loss success tips
    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a contestant on shows like “The Biggest Loser”? In this exclusive interview, Hannah Curlee, runner-up of Season 11, shares her experience on the show and her best weight loss tips.
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  • 6 budget-friendly ways to keep your apartment cool this summer
    Keeping your apartment cool and comfortable – without going broke – can be a challenge during the long summer months. Here are some budget-friendly ways to keep your rental property cool all summer long.
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  • Exclusive: Interview with 'The Biggest Loser' season 14 supervising casting producer
    Reality shows like “The Biggest Loser” can give you that boost of motivation you need to get back in shape this season or undergo your own weight loss makeover. Find out what it takes to lose weight on this show, and what the casting team is looking for.
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  • Moving solutions for seniors
    When you’re helping an elderly family member or friend with a moving project, make sure you’re making the most of all the resources and services available to you in the local area. Find out how a professional moving service can make the process easier.
  • Moving checklist: Preparing for professional movers
    Here are some important things you need to do before the movers arrive.
  • Pool safety tips for summer
    Taking steps to ensure everyone is following some basic safety precautions around the pool can prevent major accidents and injuries this summer. Here are some essential pool safety tips for the season.
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  • How to Protect Your Skin in Your 50s
    Women in their 50s need to be especially careful about protecting their skin from the elements and also take extra steps to ensure their skin stays hydrated and balanced. Here are some of the most effective ways to protect your skin in your 50s.
  • Historic, Small Music Venues in Miami
    When you’re heading to South Florida for the weekend or are a local looking for something to do, check out the music scene at one of the historic, smaller entertainment venues around Miami. Check out these music venues around Miami.
  • Historic, Small Music Venues in Alabama
    You’ll discover dozens of live music and entertainment venues that range from basement jazz clubs to trendy lounges around Alabama. Here's where you'll find some of Alabama's historic and smaller music venues.
  • 5 things to research before relocating to another state
    Relocating to another state isn’t like a typical move to a new neighborhood. Here are five things you need to research before you relocate to another state.
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