Claire Blain

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18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

17 Easy Campfire Treats Your Kids Will Love

Stress-free snacks for the whole family.

This map shows you where to find 26 of the best hidden bars in New York City

Hidden bars have been a popular trend in New York City since the Prohibition days.<p>Today, the city is still home to many incredible bars that are hidden in plain sight.<p>Thanks to their vintage decor, secret passageways, and complex drinks with top-notch ingredients, these speakeasies remain some of …

7 flight hacks guaranteed to save you money on your next trip

Shutterstock<p>If you're sick of being overcharged by airlines, turns out there are better ways to book your flights.<p>Nikolas Langes, the co-founder of …

7 Healthier Scone Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

When you're craving a buttery, crispy scone but are trying to be healthy, there's no need to fret. Make one of these better-for-you versions!<p>Below …

Breakfast

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for | Starts at 60

We love simple recipes here at Starts at 60, and this three ingredient cake really takes the… well, cake!<p>People all around the world are loving the …

Top hotel concierge secrets revealed

Concierges are often overlooked as a resource for insider information on any given destination—called upon instead for last-minute theatre tickets, restaurant reservations, and the like—but they're also experts at the destinations they represent.<p>"Certified Indigenous," a new book released by The …

The 50 best beaches in the world

South America holidays,Africa holidays,United States holidays,Travel,Europe holidays,Australia holidays,Beach holidays,Asia<p>Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii

South America

Serious Question: Who Shaves In The Winter?

Unlike most of the living, breathing population of people who grow hair, I do not completely hate the act of shaving. This is mostly because I only …

Skin Care

34 Wonderful Products For People Who Hate Clutter

Nobody ever said "I regret organizing my house."<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

The Ultimate Backpacking Europe Packing List

Using a detailed and in-depth <b>backpacking Europe packing list</b> is important for many reasons.<p>When it comes to Europe travel a lot of people tend to …

Backpacking

The 27 most hilarious "publishing layout" failures of all time

If you don’t laugh at a least one of these beautiful errors you’re dead inside. DEAD INSIDE we tell you.<p>1. Pretty sure it wasn’t them…<p>2. When font …

All You Need to Build This PopUp House Is a Screwdriver

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>No power tools? No problem. The PopUp House was designed by a French studio called MultiPod Studio to simplify the process of building your own home...and we mean "simplified." Basically, they embraced IKEA's style when it comes to the construction process, because the …

Easy Makeup Tips That Literally Anyone Can Follow

Don't get us wrong: We love a show-stopping makeup look as much as the next girl. But makeup basics <i>are</i> important. They're what help you with your base makeup routine that gets you ready in just five minutes flat every. single. day. and the hacks that can take you from office to date in just a few …

Beauty Must-Have: The Instant Skin Refresher You Need at Your Desk

A smart new product from the people behind a fashion week hotspot.<p>A beauty line born from the team behind an event space seems random, at best. Alcohol or glow sticks, why not, but little about a warehouse says bronzer. Then again, most aren't Milk, the photo studio/gallery that's home to fashion …

The best public college in every state

Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on schools, ranked the best public schools in the US. The site lets users sort by state, so we took a look at which public school dominated in each one.<p>To determine its rankings, Niche considers factors like academic strength, campus …

Ask JJ: Healthy Oatmeal

<b>Dear JJ: I love warm oatmeal on a cold winter morning, but so many experts share conflicting info about this beloved breakfast staple. Some say it's too high in carbs, while others claim it makes a perfectly healthy meal. Where do you stand?</b><p>"You're about two steps away from turning it into the …

38 Healthy Things to Eat If You Absolutely Hate Salad

You never have to settle for limp lettuce again.<p>Yes, you *can* be healthy without eating a salad. Our friends at Spoon University have proved that you never have to settle for limp lettuce again.

Food

7 Steps to Take if You Got Zero Sleep Last Night

Here’s how to survive the day.<p>Sometimes—no matter how hard you try—solid shuteye just isn’t in the cards. And while a regular sleep schedule (waking up at the same time, going to bed at the same time, and logging seven or eight hours of sleep every night) is hugely important for your overall …

19 Super Cute Dollar Store DIYs That Will Complete Your Bedroom

Holla for a dolla.

Why it’s so hard to cut back on sugar (and what to do about it)

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story incorrectly cited a study on added sugar. It was published in 2014 by JAMA Internal Medicine, not The Journal of the American Medical Association. This version has been updated.<p>By now you’ve gotten the memo that cutting back on sugar is one of the best …

Nutrition

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

Nutrition

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

Adventure<p>This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the …

National Parks

Keeping fit: What to eat, when to eat and why

It might be fashionable to exclude carbohydrates from your diet, but it is not necessarily the healthiest approach to eating – especially if you are also working out. Jon Denoris, a performance coach, is a proponent of “nutrient timing”: eating the right food at the right time of day. I spoke to …

The Truth About Managing Millennials

We led a leadership workshop for managers who supervise young employees — members of the millennial generation. They asked for my advice on managing millennials.<p>“I’ll tell you a story, and then we’ll talk about it,” I said. I told them about our client Nina, who hired a young man named Jackson to …

Nina Kraviz

Zzzzzzzzz … 12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep

Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest<p>A few years ago, I carried out a large-scale survey examining the lifestyles of people who sleep well and wake up …

Sleep

12 unusual, strange and downright bizarre hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable. But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.<p>Need inspiration? These 12 eccentric hotels highlighted by TripAdvisor provide an unforgettable sleep:<p>1. Inntel Hotel …

This Is What Happens When You Drink Only Water For 30 Days

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Water is important to your good health. Find out what can happen when you drink more …

Articles about scrap house on Dwell.com - Dwell

"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and...<p>Dwelling in a tiny Tokyo apartment for decades, the school teacher had dreamed of a vegetable and flower garden with a little...<p>An architect couple sets out to transform a …

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …