Erin Short

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9 Companies That Want You to Travel — and Will Pay You to Do It

These companies really help you customize your work-life balance.<p>Believe it or not, there are some companies that will actually help their employees …

Employment

5 Assemble-It-Yourself Furniture Brands That Aren't IKEA

I'm not an IKEA hater, and I'll never be. There's a reason they've become such a success. Their pieces are functional and affordable, and there's …

Sofa

Why Idlib matters and the obstacles Assad faces there

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian conflict has turned toward the northwestern Idlib region, where government preparations for a Russian-backed offensive have sparked a concerted Turkish diplomatic bid to prevent an attack.<p>FILE PHOTO: A man watches as smoke rises after what activists said was an air …

Commentary: Inside Israel’s new Iran strategy

In a rare admission, Israel has broken its “no-comment” policy on air strikes to confirm that it has carried out over 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria over the last two years. In addition to those attacks, a new report claims that Israel has secretly armed and funded at least 12 Syrian …

Middle East

What Can We Expect of Vladimir Putin When He Is Scared?

If I know anything about Vladimir Putin, which I think I do, it’s that he is scared right now. If he is scared, then he is angry, too. Three things scare Putin: large protests, especially when thousands of people take to the streets without official permission; the messiness of the democratic …

Vladimir Putin

When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares

By analyzing 350 million airfares to more than 3,000 international markets, CheapAir.com identified the “Prime Booking Window” (the period of time …

Air Travel

Sparkling water is really, really not good for you

If you’re on a health kick, sparkling water may well be your drink of choice.<p>It’s good for your health and your figure, right?<p>It turns out that there …

Carbon Dioxide

Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says

President Bashar al-Assad has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said.<p>Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to “recklessly attack” the province. Trump …

Middle East

33 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here's how to unlock your map app's …

Maps

The 6 Top-Rated Cellulite Treatments on Amazon Under $50

<b>* Cellulite occurs when fat deposits come through the connective tissue under skin</b><b><br>* Skin tightening products are key to reducing the appearance of</b> …

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

Documentaries

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

These Cleaning and Organizing Finds Are $1 or Less at IKEA

Let's face it: Pretty much everything at IKEA feels like a steal thanks to their perennially super low prices. But that doesn't mean we still aren't …

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

130,000 Sephora Shoppers Agree—This $48 Antioxidant Serum Is Worth Every Penny

I'll admit that my medicine cabinet is stocked with more serums than anyone could possibly need. I'll also readily, and somewhat embarrassingly, …

Sensitive Skin

The 25 Pieces Of Equipment You Need In Your Home Gym

Adjustable dumbbells, no-fuss floor protection, and 23 other essentials for your home gym.<p>Keeping up a consistent gym schedule can be tough for those of us with unpredictable lifestyles, so it helps to be able to get your sweat on at home.<p>Whether you have a full-on Iron Paradise packed with state …

Behold: The Best Cheap Makeup Brush Sets

Yes, expensive makeup brushes are nice to have (and will sit pretty on your vanity), but they’re not a make-or-break when it comes to your makeup …

How to Lose Weight and Get Back in Shape

A personal trainer explains why you don’t need a detox, a fad diet, or a boutique workout to burn fat and build muscle.<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with one of my best friends. He’d recently started dating again after getting divorced from his wife of 11 years. And let’s just say that he wasn’t …

Generation wealth: how the modern world fell in love with money

Lauren Greenfield has spent years photographing the world’s richest people. Now she’s made a documentary on society’s obsession with extreme wealth – and its cost to us all<p>Documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield was trying to form trusting relationships with members of a Mayan tribe in Mexico in …

Los Angeles

How the BBC Women Are Working Toward Equal Pay

When Carrie Gracie discovered that her salary was lower than that of her male peers, she blamed herself. But wage disparities are a social problem with far-reaching effects.<p>The first weeks of July, 2017, were especially intense for Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s China editor. She travelled seven thousand …

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

6 Fascinating Plants Your Home is Missing

So, you're thinking about doing some redecorating. And, in addition to switching up your wall art and accent pillows, maybe you want to introduce …

This Lingerie Brand Just Tapped a 50+ Year-Old Model As Its Freshest Face

We’ve always had fashion icons such as Helen Mirren (who rocked a Prince tattoo to last year’s White House Correspondents Dinner), the always outspoken Meryl Streep, and 63-year-old <i>Sports Illustrated swimsuit model</i> Christie Brinkley around to continually remind us that age is nothing but a state of …

Loneliness

Drunk Elephant: the skincare brand that has transformed my skin and is selling out in Sephora

If I had a pound for every time the founder of a new natural brand told me that they had suffered with a terrible skincare concern and there wasn’t a single product on the market that could helped alleviate it so they had to create their own, I’d be a rich woman. While often these brands create …

For Dry Hair, The Schwarzkopf Gliss 1-Minute Conditioning Mask Is a Dream

I moved to Berlin at the end of September, which, as anyone who lives here can attest, is pretty much the worst time of year to arrive: You have three lovely weeks of mild temperatures that get you excited to explore the city, then around late October, winter roars in without warning. What no one …

25 Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure.</i><p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign transaction fees, the dreaded …

Hacking

Russian Arrests Spur Questions Over Links to U.S. Hacking

Russian news media have connected the arrests of two intelligence officials and a cybersecurity expert to a treason case<p>MOSCOW—A series of high-profile arrests in Russia, purportedly including officers of the country’s secretive Federal Security Service and a cybersecurity expert, has intelligence …

This Is How I Made My First Wrinkle Disappear

It's like Botox, but without the needles.<p>Hollywood's proclivity for Botox, fillers, and other under-the-needle procedures yielding magically smooth, line-free complexions is at an all time high. And I'm not afraid to admit that as a beauty editor, and pop-culture-devouring woman in 2017, it's fed …

Want to be a Revered Leader? Here's How the 25 Most Admired CEOs Win the Hearts of Their Employees

America's 25 most admired CEOs have earned the respect of their people. Here's how you can too.<p>Glassdoor recently released a listing of the highest ranked US CEOs based on employee feedback. And while every CEO in this group has their warts, this prestigious group has managed to be human while …

My dad predicted Trump in 1985 – it's not Orwell, he warned, it's Brave New World

The ascent of Donald Trump has proved Neil Postman’s argument in Amusing Ourselves to Death was right. Here’s what we can do about it<p>Over the last year, as the presidential campaign grew increasingly bizarre and Donald Trump took us places we had never been before, I saw a spike in media references …

Fake News