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Kate Raftery

Kate Raftery

Guide Staff Writer

Kate reads just about everything she lays eyes on, especially when it regards style and beauty trends. Despite this, she is still totally inept at applying eyeliner.


Latest articles by Kate Raftery


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.24.2016

Want to know how to get rid of cellulite? We explain the science behind various treatments and tell you which method you should choose if you have a wedding next week.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.22.2016

The spas at Four Seasons hotels aren’t just the domain of guests. Regular visitors—including Groupon customers—can take advantage of their luxurious treatments.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

11.8.2016

Illnesses. Burnt meals. Forgotten gifts. Be prepared for the worst with our holiday survival guide.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

9.16.2016

Microneedling isn’t as alarming as its name sounds. In reality, it’s becoming a popular method at med spas for helping smooth and firm skin.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

9.19.2014

Breaking up is always hard, especially if you’re leaving someone who you’ve trusted for years … with your hair.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

2.11.2015

Diamond rings may seem timeless, but the tradition dates back less than 100 years. You’re not beholden to it.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

3.5.2015

Nearly every appliance in our homes is considered "smart." Can't brooms have their moment in the sun too?


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

4.3.2015

We put together potential job-interview outfits for conservative and casual fields.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

5.5.2015

Keep your teeth looking white long after your trip to the whitening clinic. You don’t even need special toothpaste.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

5.8.2015

Groupon sales data found the fittest cities in America, calculating just which Americans most love yoga, CrossFit, and other activities Groupon sells deals for, including trapeze (which is totally an activity).


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.7.2015

From golf courses to gardening, the drought has affected a lot in Los Angeles. House cleaning is no different.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.14.2015

Whether it’s your third date or a couples getaway from the kids, we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.15.2015

A Denver chiropractor identifies several causes of back pain and what you can do about them.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.16.2015

Your bank account may suffer, but there's no reason to inflict pain on your spine, too.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.15.2015

A Los Angeles chiropractor explores residents’ unhealthy habits and treatments that relieve the pain they cause.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

9.3.2015

She loves seeing students open themselves up to new experiences, but she also knows how to make them sweat.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

9.10.2015

Spending hours sitting in a car isn't good for anyone, even pro drivers. Here's how you can prevent and treat back pain.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

9.10.2015

You’re never too old to build muscle and improve your aerobic fitness. Here are some tips for exercising in your 50s.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

10.5.2015

Heading to New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, or Boston? Read our list of staff picks for the best things to do in each city.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

10.23.2015

Is your wedding classic or contemporary? Will the invitations be sleek and modern or stick to convention and include no fewer than 15 pieces of paper?


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

11.3.2015

Aging and hormone changes can mean wrinkles and, yes, adult acne. Lessen the effects of time with these skin-care tips for women over 50.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

12.8.2015

Museums, restaurants, and cultural experiences abound in Washington, DC—and you can walk to all of them.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

1.18.2016

Most of us make New Year's resolutions to get fit and healthy. But only some of us, including Groupon users in these cities, actually do something about it.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

1.21.2016

A year’s worth of customer satisfaction data has crowned a new center for friendly servers and custodians.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

1.25.2016

Where does it hurt? We map out common bodily complaints and the massage and spa gifts you can provide for a treat.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

2.4.2016

It’s not all about tropical getaways in Maui and fireside cuddles in Vail. Even St. Louis can be romantic.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

2.26.2016

Our beauty editors’ comprehensive guide to the best nail polishes, including the top brands for base coat, affordability, nontoxic formula, and more.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

3.15.2016

Precious metals, fine wines, and other luxe ingredients are frequent components of high-end facials. But what exactly can they do for your skin?


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

3.15.2016

We’re itching for spring to start, but first we have to reverse the effects of dry, cold weather with these beauty treatments.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

4.12.2016

Is LASIK eye surgery permanent? How well does it work? Does it hurt? A squeamish Groupon beauty editor had the same questions and sought out the answers.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

4.13.2016

These CrossFit workouts are intimidating, no question. But with the help of a CrossFit coach, we explain why they’re popular and how even beginners can do them.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

4.19.2016

Is the lady in your life Class Clown or Most Likely to Succeed? Applying high-school superlatives may help with your shopping list.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

4.25.2016

These spa gifts for mom make Mother’s Day an opportunity to unwind in new, unexpected ways.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

3.11.2016

Sometimes you should give tradition the finger. Try these three modern interpretations of the classic manicure.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.10.2016

Short hairstyles are popular among celebs, but us long-haired regular folks are rightfully circumspect. That’s why we selected favorite cuts that would look at home on nearly everyone.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.13.2016

We sought lip-balm advice from a dermatologist, then had our beauty team test four different types. The balm at the top of the list? It’s a tie.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.17.2016

Toppers Spa/Salon walked us through one of their best day-spa packages. Spoilers: expect rosemary oils, but no mashed potatoes.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.17.2016

Done with your glasses and contact lenses? Use this article to find out whether you could be an ideal LASIK candidate.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.20.2016

Learn about what LASIK is, how the surgery works, and whether you’re an ideal candidate.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

6.29.2016

Three modern twists on french-tip nails give the traditional look a whole new vibe.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

7.26.2016

Your trip to the spa should be invigorating, not boring. Stay away from the usual by booking one of these 8 uncommon yet relaxing treatments.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

1.28.2016

Don't lose hope when the babysitter cancels—your date night can be saved! Check out these ideas for romantic dates that include the kids.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

10.25.2016

This holiday season, don’t fret about your food choices. Check out these four fitness routines that countering the calories from four major holidays.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

8.27.2015

These high-tech treatments make it their job to target wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

10.21.2016

Although these medical-spa treatments don’t usually require downtime, there’s an art to booking appointments for the best results.


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

8.9.2016

Workouts as wide-ranging as hot yoga, boot camp, and kickboxing considered for reasons beyond 'most likely to succeed.'


Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

Kate Raftery | Groupon Guide

8.4.2016

Got the kids registered for art lessons? Here are a few ideas for using their surplus artwork—from archiving it to decorating your house (or your skin!).