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'Stranger Things' Best New Character Erica Getting Bigger Role in Season 3

All of the new characters on Netflix's "Stranger Things 2" had their shining moments, but let's be real — the best of them was, without a doubt, Erica.<p>Lucas's little sister, played by Priah Ferguson, stole every scene she was in. Whether she was teasing Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) for being a nerd or …

This 23-year-old just closed her second fund — which is focused on aging — with $22 million

Laura Deming is not your typical venture capitalist. Then again, she isn’t typical in many ways.<p>For starters, the 23-year-old, New Zealand native was home schooled, developing along the way a love of math and physics and, perhaps most interestingly, the biology of aging. In fact, she became so …

Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and …

Amazon is already selling pre-packaged ‘Meal Kits’ as it bites into service from Blue Apron and others

Amazon’s newly-discovered desire to begin offering pre-packaged ingredients for home-cooked meals is already a real thing as a selection of Amazon …

Win A Trip to Grand Cayman in Southwest's Shark Week Contest

Southwest Airlines and Discovery are partnering up to give one lucky winner a trip for two to the Cayman Islands.<p>The Dare to Dive Sweepstakes is …

JetBlue Flight From JFK Makes Emergency Landing After Laptop Catches Fire

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> There were some terrifying moments for 158 passengers on a JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy Airport to California after …

Best Budget Layover on Earth? Where to Eat the World's Cheapest Michelin-Star Food and Take a Stunning Cruise for Pennies

PART 10: Here's how to make 24 hours in an otherwise super-expensive city feel like a thrilling and affordable vacation all by itself.<p>Hello again …

PSA: You Can Make Your Italy Vacation Happen for $189 (but You Have to Act Fast)

Whether it's Rome, Positano, Florence, Venice, or any canal-lined coastal city, visiting Italy for an <i>Under the Tuscan Sun–</i>style adventure is the …

How to Turn Your Love for Travel Photography into a Business: 6 Pros Share Tips

Although everyone loves travel photography, not everyone possesses the skills to turn that passion into a viable business. This month we spoke with …

How to boost your gut health (no probiotics necessary)

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re dealing with a touchy gut, you should just start taking probiotics and eating more yogurt and sauerkraut. But …

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I Cooked With Coconut Oil For A Week & The Results Were Surprising

Over the past few years, we've gone absolutely cuckoo for coconuts. We pick up everything from its water, milk, and flakes to coconut-infused beauty …

Beautiful ‘Rose Succulents’ Look Like Tiny Blossoming Flowers from a Fairy Tale

Recently, succulents have gone from humble houseplants to trendy home accessories. In addition to their easy-to-care-for nature and alluring, jade-like tones, plant lovers adore the water storage plants for their diverse selection of shapes. In the past, we've seen succulents that look like …

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Cheap Natural Skincare Products Dermatologists Swear By

The latest trend in beauty is all-natural skincare, and for good reason. No one wants to slather their face with harmful ingredients, toxins and …

The 51 Most Beautiful Places On Earth

As shared by the BuzzFeed Community.<p><i>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

The 10 Most Colorful Places in the World

Spring is in full swing, y’all! It’s *finally* time to ditch the dull grays of winter and live life in color. But who are we kidding — we always live in color, especially when it comes to travel. Whether it’s spring break with the squad or much-needed PTO, we like our destination as bright as the …

7 Cities Where You'd be Lucky to Have a Layover

It’s safe to say that we’ve all bought a flight with a multi-hour layover in an effort to save some cash before. And while overpriced food and tacky …

Does It Matter Which Wine You Use When Cooking?

Also what to do with the wine you don't cook with. Just kidding—you know what to do.<p>Drinking wine is easy. Cooking with it, not so much.<p>Will it affect the taste of your dish if you buy the cheap stuff? Can you swap white for red, or vice versa, if you happen to have just one handy? Can you use …

The Biggest Thing Americans Get Wrong About Pasta, According to Italians

There are two things that Italians do better than anyone else: pasta and sauce. And while we Americans can re-create all the homemade pasta and classic Italian sauces we want at home, there's one technique that you can only learn in Italy, and that's <i>how much</i> sauce you should add to your pasta. I …

Ten Tips to Prevent Lost Luggage

Have you ever lost your luggage while traveling? Lost luggage can be more than just an inconvenience; it can cost travelers time, money, and a lot of …

What is Lemongrass and How Do You Use It?

If you’re a big tea-drinker, you’ve probably tried lemongrass tea at some point. Bright and citrusy, lemongrass herbal tea has long been a part of …

You Might Stop Buying Greek Yogurt After Reading This

We've been fans of Greek yogurt for a long time — it's a high-protein, low-sugar, satisfying snack that can be blended into smoothies or even savory dishes like chicken salad. But then, we met someone new . . . or something new, rather. We met skyr, and things changed forever.<p>In case you haven't …

16 of the Best Vegan Snacks to Buy at Costco, IKEA, Trader Joe’s, and Whole Foods

It’s no secret that vegan food has come a long way since the days when tofu had to serve as a substitute for basically everything. Now we have aquafaba to help veganize almost anything, and recipes for homemade vegan cheese are everywhere. It’s easy to get your hands on vegan soul food, and most …

Slow Cooker French Toast Is the Laid Back Way to Feed Your Friends a Fancy Brunch

Just as wide leg pants and hair parted down the middle have made a comeback in the last few years, so has another 1970s gem: the slow cooker. In the …

The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need …

Rubies for Blood, Emeralds for Truth: The Hidden Meanings and Histories of Your Favorite Gemstones

While fine jewelry is usually high in monetary value, what often makes it exceptional is that it’s steeped in significance. A piece of jewelry frequently has a particular aura that does not fade; it is with it that we mark the milestones of our lives—engagement, marriage, friendships, parenthood, …

7 of the World's Most Stunning and Scenic Train Rides

A terrific form of travel that will never go out of style.<p>Just because we have planes and cars doesn't mean the good old-fashioned train ride is obsolete. While many folks still use the train for urban commutes — and light rail tracks for even more — the world's web of longer train tracks offer all …

The Best Foundations for Dry Skin, According to Makeup Artists

Foundation can be dry skin's worst enemy — if you let it. Instead of smoothing out parched patches and quenching flaky zones, the wrong formulas can cling, cake, settle, and pill in all the wrong ways. No, thank you. Our fix: hydrating, creamy foundations. (Yes, it's time to step away from the …

7 Eye Creams That Get the Job Done for Zombie-Level Dark Circles

Because the struggle is too real.<p>Show me a woman who got enough sleep last night and I'll show you a liar. The fact of the matter is that none of us are logging in enough shut-eye and, unfortunately, have the dark circles to prove it. Thankfully, we've narrowed down the eye creams that de-puff, …

Pho Recipes That Think Outside the Bowl

You may know Vietnam’s national dish as a beefy noodle soup, but why stop there? With riffs on the recipe ranging from dumplings to burritos to cocktails, it’s time to expand your pho-rizons<p>THIRTY YEARS AGO, writing for a newspaper in the U.S., I would have had to provide a definition of “pho,” a …

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The Best Finger Food Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Take the stress out of hosting.<p>The worst thing about hosting a party is all the dishes you have to clean at the end of the night. Lucky for all of us, there’s an easy solution: finger foods.<p>When no silverware is required, no dishes are, either. But that’s not even the best part about finger foods. …

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