Lauren Asermely

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Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

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39 Bridal Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of...Until Now

Introducing: Bridal's New Guard.<p>Bridal has its mainstays, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before–multiple times. That voluminous textured ball gown with a corseted bodice is most likely a Vera Wang creation, and your dear friend's silk faille A-line gown adorned with hand-cut lace, or …

Weddings

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

Here's how you should dress when you're losing your hair

No guy wants to lose his hair.<p>Unfortunately, by age 35 at least 40% of men have some sort of visible hair loss. It's just something that, by virtue of the hormones involved, happens.<p>But it doesn't have to be the end of the world. In fact, it isn't.<p>Put down the Rogaine and step away from the hair …

9 Things Science Says Your Home Needs If You Want to Be Happy

Go on: Buy yourself flowers.<p>Just because your home is stylish and clean doesn't mean you're living your happiest life possible. Bummer, we know. But according to science, these are the colors, scents, and accessories you should feature in your home to improve your chances for complete and utter …

10 Dramatic Wallpapers That Will Make a Serious Statement

Throughout the years, wallpaper has gotten a bad rep. But it’s time to forget about your grandma’s dingy floral wallpaper, because with today’s elevated designs you can choose from an array of gorgeous and super modern patterns to upgrade your space. Whether you’re looking to create interest with …

Norman Foster: ‘I have no power as an architect, none whatsoever’

Ahead of a major urban design conference, the architect says we must plan for a more sustainable lifestyle – and discusses his disappointment at the likely rejection of his Thames Hub airport<p>“Do you believe in infrastructure?” asks Norman Foster, with challenge in his voice. He does. …

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The Ultimate Drugstore Beauty Haul: 8 It Girls Share Their Staples

Personal style is an art of assemblage. In the way the most treasured and well-worn pieces in your closet share a common thread of utility and allure, if not a price tag, the items on your shower shelves or inside your makeup bag can come from practically anywhere, and at any cost, so long as you …

The 21 Best Korean Skin-Care Products That'll Transform Your Complexion

Along with swapping out lightweight lotions for rich, heavy creams, this spring we're looking to South Korea for some much-needed skin-care inspiration. "Koreans are serious about their skin care," says Charlotte Cho, the founder of sokoglam.com, an online retailer specializing in Korean beauty …

Skin Care

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Extinction

See a Stunning NYC Apartment Hidden Inside a Water Tower

We've heard of water towers as art pieces, a hotel with a water tower-turned-bar, and even a speakeasy hidden inside a water tower. But <i>New York</i> magazine's latest <i>Design Hunting</i> issue goes inside something even better: a penthouse apartment built into the <b>water tower of an Upper East Side building</b>. …

These 3-Ingredient Pancakes Will Change The Way You Do Breakfast

It's time to step up your breakfast game for back to school. Getting the kids ready in the morning can be a chore in itself, and thinking about feeding them a proper meal is an added stressor. Heck, even getting yourself ready for class or work can be a challenge! Fear not, today we've got an easy, …

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.

The beauty products you should probably never buy

Makeup: Some people adore it and say brand names like MAC and Urban Decay with utter reverence; some people abhor it and would honestly rather get a …

Everything You Need to Know About Lip Contouring

If you’ve been an avid follower of the contouring craze, you know that it can seriously work wonders for your facial features. That said, why not try …

Makeup

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

10 DIY Beauty Oils to Mix Up Now

When the temps start to drop, so does the moisture in our skin. That’s why we’re breaking out the masks, new beauty products and lotions as if the release of the pumpkin spice latte depended on it. When beginning a new beauty routine for the season, we recommend starting with oils. Not only do the …

9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

There's a reason they never lose their keys.<p>We're not sure if organizing pros are born or made, but good news: Tova Weinstock (aka "Tidy Tova") bets on the latter. The professional organizer says that anyone can make a few tiny changes to their everyday routine to get (and keep) their house in …

21 Watermelon Sculptures That Are Too Skillfully Crafted to Eat

Artists across the globe have utilized watermelons as an unexpected canvas for their imaginative creations. For centuries, fruit carving has been a respected art in Thailand and was used solely for decorating royal tables. Now, this uncommon skill has been adopted by others who see watermelons as …

Acne be gone: the amazing artistry of YouTube make-up tutorials for bad skin

There is little anyone can do to control the skin we’re born with, but these videos prove that with enough practice and paint, you can take back control<p>In 2010, a model and video blogger named Cassandra Bankson posted a video of her daily acne-covering makeup routine, which quickly went viral due …

Skin Care

Photos: Artists turned an entire Mexican neighborhood into a colorful mural

A neighborhood in the Mexican city of Pachuca has become the a giant colorful canvas for a collective of urban artists.<p>More than 200 houses in the hilly neighborhood of Palmitas, one of the most depressed areas of the capital city of Hidalgo, located in the center of the country, have abandoned …

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20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Warning: This New App Is Seriously Addictive

Morpholio Board is democratizing the design process by giving enthusiasts access to the same mobile resources and tools that professionals use.<p><i>Morpholio Apps</i><p>Mood boards have long been an essential part of the creative process for interior designers, and in recent years online tools like Pinterest …

Apps

Editor Tested: Herbalist Pat Crocker's DIY Turmeric Coconut Face Mask

<i>From teeth whitening to keeping curly hair healthy, there's no question that coconut oil has become the multi-tasking "It" product in the beauty</i> …

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air | Colossal

<p>LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact …

BHLDN Launches New Summer 2014 Dresses

We scouted the runways to find the bridal fashion trends you need to know about. See what's hot now.

Boiling Down That French Sense of Je Ne Sais Quoi

Of all the beauty ideals in the world, this one continues to inspire. Is it something in the water?<p>I'M A FRENCH WOMAN. This can be an intimidating idea—to me. You know, so many things are said about us: that we're stylish, beautiful, skinny, and great mothers. There is a whole category of books …

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