Jessica Machacek

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Prepare to Fall in Love With These 9 Gingham Dresses — All Under $30 on Amazon

If you're obsessed with gingham print, we have good news for you. This Summer is the perfect time to throw out all those dresses you're sick of and rock your favorite pattern instead. These cute pieces will look good with everything from sneakers and denim jackets to heels and cardigans. You don't …

Clothing

9 Romantic Under-the-Radar Honeymoon Destinations to Book Now

Throughout the hectic haul of wedding planning, you might be clinging to daydreams of a romantic honeymoon in paradise. And while a private island sounds great (and a six-month trip around the world sounds even better), after a pricey wedding, a budget-friendly honeymoon is a must. But can you find …

Carolyn Hax: Jilted by the groom, then guilted by the guests

Adapted from a recent online discussion.<p><i>Dear Carolyn: My daughter was engaged to a young man who wanted a big wedding. They both saved to pay for it, but in practice the burden of organizing and paying deposits fell on my daughter, with the expectation that later they would either join the finances</i> …

Time I

The Best Raspberry Chocolate Bark You’ll Ever Eat (Trust)

I love molten chocolate cake, but my go-to Valentine's Day dessert this year is raspberry chocolate bark. But not just any old kind—salted raspberry …

I Am Your & You Are Mine Wood Sign - Wedding Sign - Valentine's Day Gift - Rustic Wedding Sign - Love Sign - Wedding Gift

This is a beautiful rustic sign that would make a great anniversary gift for a husband or wife, or would just be a great wedding gift. We can paint it in the Fall 2016 colors. I Am Yours & You Are Mine sign is handmade from reclaimed pallet wood, so there may be imperfections, and it has been …

The 6 Most Luxurious Honeymoon Suites in Thailand

Do your memories of Southeast Asia bring you back to a time when you penny-pinched and backpacked your way through regions of Cambodia, Vietnam, and surrounding must-sees? Now entering a new stage of your life, as you begin to plan your honeymoon, consider adopting a new attitude toward this sliver …

Asia Travel

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

14 Really Good Chapter Books for Preschoolers That Librarians Keep Recommending

There comes a time when the long-suffering parent just <i>can’t</i> read <i>The Little Blue Truck</i> anymore. Or <i>My First Farm Book</i>, with its disturbing implication …

7 multi-purpose beauty products that you’ll actually use

We promise<p>There's a lot of hype around multi-purpose products in the beauty industry. These one-stop wonder products are supposed to save us time, money and space in our make-up bags, sorting everything from our eyebrows to dry skin in five seconds flat.<p>But when you cut through all the claims, …

How to beat the first Legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Go

This weekend, <i>Pokemon Go</i> players will have their first chance to encounter, battle and catch Legendary Pokemon. It’s a moment that we’ve been waiting …

German Steamed Dumplings With Blueberry Sauce Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe has been passed down in my family for at least four generations. My great grandmother brought over this recipe when she immigrated from a village in Germany to New Jersey in 1923. My mother was the first generation to actually write it down—until then it was taught from …

Baking

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 …

Want a Happier Relationship? Leave Your Partner at Home

“Where’s your husband?”<p>It’s the inevitable question Liz Pardue-Schultz expects to get the next time she goes to a wedding. The freelance writer knows her more introverted spouse isn’t comfortable at big social gatherings, so she leaves him home.<p>“I feel terrible forcing him into a social situation …

Relationships

Dear BFF, This Is Why We’re Truly Friends Forever

Some friendships come and go, some last a season or two. There are the friends we grew up with, and the friends we acted silly with in college. There …

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First Home In My 20s

Growing up, it seemed like home ownership was the step to “official adulthood.” As soon as I had a steady corporate job and a little bit in savings, I embarked on the pathway of home ownership at 23. Now over 20 years later, when I talk to young people looking to buy their first home, I tell them …

Real Estate

11 ColourPop Makeup Products Everyone Should Own — and Can Afford!

If you're new to ColourPop, the beauty brand's site can be a little overwhelming. Since launching in 2014, the crazy-affordable brand has expanded its line to offer creamy and matte lipsticks, pigmented eye shadows, shimmery highlighters, and more — yep, way more. With product prices ranging from …

I Tried an Artificial Intelligence Skin Age Predictor — Here's How It Changed My Routine

When you think of artificial intelligence (AI), you probably imagine robots or get flashbacks from movies like <b>Ex Machina</b> and TV shows like <b>Westworld</b>, but what you might not know is that AI is around you. Take Facebook, for example. The way your feed looks is the result of AI, of a machine learning …

Nora listens while you sleep, nudges you when you snore

Keep your bedmate happy by letting Nora nudge you when you snore.<p>Anybody who shares a bed -- or even just a room -- with someone who snores knows how frustrating trying to get a good night's sleep can be. The best way to quiet the person down is usually just to poke them, which can make the whole …

Sleep

Make your own dumplings for dinner tonight. It's easier than you think.

If you're in the mood for dumplings, you could spend an hour waiting for the <i>xiao long bao</i> at Din Tai Fung, drive to Hacienda Heights for the potstickers at Earthen, or brave the numb-taste dumplings at Chengdu Taste. Or you could make your own dumplings tonight.<p>This pork dumpling recipe, from Ruth …

Food & Dining

This YouTube video of DIY skin care recipes you should NEVER try is so insanely helpful

So we LOVE us some good DIY skin care recipes. Like, seriously, it might be one of our favorite pastimes. But in all honesty, sometimes in our …

France's Most Beautiful Castles and Chateaux

France's Most Beautiful Castles and Chateaux<p>Updated on March 15, 2018<p>Of all the beautiful castles throughout Europe, France has the most amazing …

M2 Premium Videos

3 Things You Should Tell Yourself Before Getting into Your Swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare …

Social Media

A rare look inside Egypt's Valley of the Kings tombs, where photography is banned

The Valley of the Kings – the burial site of King Tutankhamun – set in the ancient city of Thebes, is one of Egypt's most visited attractions. But while general photography by tourists is banned within the tombs, Czech journalist and photographer, Jakub Kyncl, was granted special permission to …

15 Add-Ins for Next-Level Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, chocolate chip cookies for lunch, chocolate chip cookies as a midafternoon snack — basically, give us all the …

7 Irresistible Recipes for Protein and Energy Balls

Eating Bird Food<p>Superfood Energy Balls<p>It takes just 10 minutes, start to finish, to prepare a batch of Eating Bird Food's ridiculously nutritious …

Healthy Eating

18 Easy Desserts That Only Look Impossible