Cristina Cox

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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

<i>Variety</i> polled its international team of critics, asking which films they were most looking forward to in the coming year. The results are diverse, …

Nicole Kidman

These are the best gadgets of 2017

While 2017 saw a lot of serious news, it was a relatively quiet year for gadgets. There weren’t many entirely new categories of technology that consumers adopted compared to recent years, like wearables, virtual reality, or smart speakers. But there was a lot of refining. 2017 saw the release of …

Virtual Reality

How to Have a Lavish but Affordable Trip to Ireland

Go to Ireland, live lavishly but don’t spend a lot. A dream? It doesn’t have to be, said Siobhan Byrne Learat, the founder of Adams & Butler, a Dublin-based company selling luxury Ireland trips. “Ireland, in general, is an affordable destination,” she said. “And with some insider knowledge, you can …

The Sexiest Books You'll Ever Have The Pleasure Of Reading

A few years ago, people around the world were completely incapacitated by a literary phenomenon. I saw rows of mothers reading the book in chaise …

3 Tips on Hiring a Bathroom Remodeling Contractor

So, you’ve decided to hire a professional bathroom remodeling contractor—smart move. While a bathroom remodel is conceivably a DIY (do it yourself) …

Home Improvement

Add 2 USB ports to your existing outlets with these $15 replacement covers

Not everyone out there wants to replace the electrical outlets in their home with ones that offer a USB connector, but luckily you don't have to. …

52 Things That Can Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Even on a budget, you can create a home that looks straight out of a luxury magazine.<p>Take note of the preexisting features in your home you can …

Home Decorating

The Best Points of Interest in France for a Whirlwind Tour

A tourist attraction since Caesar, France has long set the standard for art, architecture, food, fashion, philosophy.<p>And with 83 million …

Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part one

A plagiarist in a kitchen and a horse walking into a bar; Dublin crimes and Washington misdemeanours; relationships, revolutions and relaxations ... leading writers reveal their summer recommendations<p>A book I absolutely loved was <b>Margo Jefferson</b>’s <i>Negroland</i>(Granta), a memoir of her life as part of …

Books

If you only read one book this summer … make it this one

If our 2017 holiday reading list was too long for you, here are some suggestions, from beach reads to history, science to sci-fi<p><b>Literary page turner</b><b><br>The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead</b> (Fleet)<br>Both harrowing and thrilling, this is a genre-bending tour de force in which the abolitionist …

Books

I Tried a Beauty Editor's Absurd 20-Step Skin-Care Routine for a Month

I am a minimalist when it comes to my skin-care routine. As a magazine writer, I’ve tried everything from the drugstore lotions to the fancy potions …

This Website Is for Anyone Whose Goal in Life Is to Be on HGTV

Sign us up.<p>Chances are, on more than one occasion, you've found yourself binge watching <i>Fixer Upper</i>, <i>Property Brothers</i> or one of HGTV's other addictive shows. Been there, done that. Which is why we also know it's impossible not to feel the <i>tiniest</i> bit jealous of the homeowners on these programs who …

Chip and Joanna Gaines

11 of the world's most luxurious train journeys

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new Japan bullet-train service from Tokyo to Hokkaido isn't just offering travelers a quicker way to get to the country's northern-most island.<p>The Hokkaido Railway Company train, which takes just over four hours to reach the famed ski haven, offers an 18-seat luxury "Gran Class" carriage …

Trains

21 Items Our Editors Pack for Every Single Trip

Consider this your new packing checklist.<p>Packing can be challenging, but as the universal laws of practice state: the more often you do something, …

Headphones

20 Top-Rated Skincare Products from Sephora and More

Finding the regimen of products that works perfectly for your skin can be a total roller coaster. But we can all agree that from anti-aging products to quick-fix eye patches, the moment you uncover your soul-mate product, it’s all worth it. Well, prepare for that magical connection to happen 20 …

15 Ways to Make Your Lawn the Envy of the Block

Who knew you needed to service your mower?<p>As the weather warms up, your neighbors will inevitably spend more and more time outside. And if you want to make sure your yard is the star of the season, follow these care tips and invest in these tools that'll make maintenance easier and your grass …

19 Inexpensive Ways To Have The Best Closet Ever

Get the boss closet you deserve.<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Child’s Play: 10 Apps to Keep Young Travelers Captivated

Family travel is stressful enough without having to keep children occupied from point A to point B. Luckily, there are a host of travel and …

Kids

The 100 best books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>"I'm so busy."<p>"I'm binge-watching 'Stranger Things.'"<p>"I don't know <i>which</i> book to read."<p>If you fall into the last category, Amazon's here to …

12 low-maintenance flowers you can't kill

(Unless you try very hard.)<p>Sometimes you just want a guarantee. You don't have the money or time for that picture-perfect garden that you know …

11 Trips You Need to Take as Soon as You Retire

You've got all the time in the world and all the world to see. Start planning.<p>No more waiting for your annual vacation and then filling it end-to-end …

You Can Make Your Home Look Expensive Without Spending Big—Here's How

Unless you're a seasoned interior designer, making décor decisions can be a daunting process: <i>How high should these curtains be hung? How big should</i> …

What No One Tells You About Traveling to Cuba

As the plane lifted off the runway in New York and began the three-hour journey to Havana, Cuba, the excitement among travelers was palpable. The …

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

Investing

The Secret to Not Looking Dead and Ashy This Winter

Winter has hit its stride, and from coast to coast, plunging temperatures and moisture-sapped air are wreaking havoc on skin. That’s why now is an ideal time to revisit the first major step in any makeup routine: primer. While many are known to mattify oily skin, lend foundation extra longevity, …

Skin Care

15 things that may be hard to do, but could change your life forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-improvement.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you …

10 Best Stocks for Retired Investors

The stock market has rallied strongly since the election, and the Federal Reserve is officially on track to increase interest rates over time. …

Stock Markets

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having …

4 Powerful Exercises That Make A Toxic Relationship Healthy

Love is a dance of connection and disconnection. There are times when you feel compelled by your lover, and other times when you feel the need for alone time.<p>Some of us need more connection, others need more independence. Sometimes these differences lead to a toxic relationship.<p>There are only two …

Ten books you should read in December