Laura Bufford

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Thailand King Succession Plan: What Happens If Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies

Steeped in political turmoil for the last two years, the poor and reportedly unstable health of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej is raising serious …

Why I travel without my husband

WHEN I DECIDED TO GO TO ICELAND last year with two girlfriends, the reactions I received fell into three camps: Incredulity. Slight disdain. Or, …

Apple SVP Phil Schiller wants you to know there's a $39 fix for your iPhone 7 headphone jack worries

Upset with Apple over the missing headphone jack in the new iPhones? Wondering how will you be able to listen to music while charging your phone? The …

The Best TV Shows Coming This Fall: From ‘Gilmore Girls’ to the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

For the love of TiVo, there’s an ungodly number of new series premiering this fall. From the Gilmore Girls revival to HBO’s buzzy Westworld, here are …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best ones out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia, and more.

How to fix common sleep problems with science

There are so many barriers to a good night's sleep these days. Phones, TVs, kids, work — the list goes on and on.<p>We all know we need more sleep. Many Americans don't get the recommended seven to nine hours of shut eye they're supposed to.<p>Sleep can provide incredible health benefits. It can help us …

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Cotton Balls Are the Trick to Getting Magically Longer Lashes

And they're way cheaper than extensions.<p>If you want longer, fuller lashes, falsies are not the only way to go. YouTube beauty vlogger Huda Kattan recently uploaded a video to her channel in which she demonstrates how to use plain old cotton to make your lashes more voluminous.<p>Here's what Huda says …

Shopping the Drugstore with a Derm: Anti-Aging Edition

Dr. Macrene Alexiades picks the best anti-agers under $30.<p>Whatever your skin type and concern may be, your drugstore's skin care aisle has you covered—you just need to know how to navigate it like a pro would. We brought the esteemed Dr. Macrene Alexiades to Duane Reade, where she walked us through …

Skin Care

Costly Travel Mistakes You Should Stop Making

By: <i>Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: GOLFX/SHUTTERSTOCK (EDITED)</i><p>Let's be honest, a lot of conventional travel wisdom -- from always book your trip early, to exchange currency at the airport -- is out of date in an increasingly digital and connected world. And travelers who still follow such misguided advice …

Sangrita is Back and Here's Where to Drink It

Sangrita will revolutionize your tequila-drinking life.<p>A recent edition of the <i>New York Times</i> Sunday crossword puzzle featured this clue: Spicy fruit …

Sunday Recipe: Make Momofuku's Kimchi at Home

Everyone's guilty at one time or another of over purchasing at the grocery store or the farmers market. Fortunately, simple fermentation techniques developed over thousands of years of human history can help reduce food waste and add an interesting layer of flavor to a home cooked meal.<p>New York …

South America's Hidden Gem

South America is the fourth largest continent and the home of twelve independent countries- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two non-sovereign areas- French Guiana (a French Territory); the Falkland Islands, (a British …