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Amal Clooney Takes a Page Out of Jackie Kennedy’s Playbook

Amal Clooney is currently in New York due to her role as a visiting fellow and lecturer at Columbia University. And during her time in the city, the world’s most famous human rights attorney has mainly worn ladylike skirt suits and slick trench coats. Today, Clooney upped the ante in tailored …

San Francisco

5 Life-Changing Styling Tricks That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger

What you wear influences how people perceive you. Depending on how you dress, you can appear older or younger than you actually are–which can be a …

Clothing

The Power Shoe Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle Swear By

The pair of stylish royals (or soon-to-be royal in the case of Markle) know their way around a functional yet polished ensemble. Whether they are …

9 bras for larger chests that are supportive *and* cute

As someone who has been #blessed with huge boobs—from the peak of adolescence, mind you—I have spent an unfair amount of time crying in the fitting …

Rick Steves: Europe’s convents offer tranquility — and treats

Once, while traveling in the 1970s, the youth hostel where I had planned to stay was full, and the staff directed me to a nearby convent instead. As I walked there, I wondered if I was signing myself up for draconian curfews, spartan accommodations and Mass at dawn.<p>Without funds for much else, I …

European Travel

Under-$40 IKEA Finds That'll Double Your Bathroom Storage

Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, sometimes, with little to no storage space. While carving out extra room in a small …

Extreme Sports

At LAX, top-end airline lounges offer a gentle place to decompress

I was killing time at LAX and wandered into the Qantasfirst-class lounge. A waiter appeared offering Champagne. To my right was a posh bar where a mixologist was creating drinks.<p>At the rear of the 15,065-square-foot room was an open kitchen where the staff was whipping up fine-dining entrees. I sat …

9 Color Combos You Haven't Thought Of (That Totally Work)

(Image credit: Sight Unseen)<p>I love color, and I particularly love it when unexpected colors come together to make an unexpectedly good combination. I …

Home Decorating

What No One Tells You About the KonMari Method

I'm an evangelist for Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizational guru whose unique tidying techniques have become a worldwide sensation. I've read both of her books and completed the full decluttering/reorganizing program in six months. In the last year, it has been my favorite thing to bring up to …

We May Have Underestimated Just How Bad It Is to Be Overweight

This could explain a lot.<p>Unhealthy food, and the way it helps to fuel obesity, has been called the number one cause of poor health in America, but …

15 Luxury Hotel-Quality Bathrobes You Can Buy Online

This article originally appeared on Travel and Leisure. For more stories like this, visit travelandleisure.com.<p>This article originally appeared on …

Hospitality

10 Travel Apps You Should Download Before Your Next Trip

Technology has taken a lot of stress out of traveling, with travel apps virtually changing how we experience the world around us. These are just a …

These 16 Coats From Forever 21 Look So Luxe, but They're All Under $50 — Seriously

We love coat season so much that many of us have entire closets just dedicated to outerwear. If you haven't stocked up on some warm options yet, it's time to face the fact that the temperature is dropping. Forever 21 just released tons of new styles, and it's all we're thinking about. The fact that …

Clothing

Make a Bold Statement in Leopard Print Shoes

Get spotted out and about in leopard print shoes. This timeless print goes with everything, and it's the easiest way to make a bold statement with …

Clothing

How to Curate the Ultimate Cheese Board for Your Holiday Parties

Without a doubt, the best part of a holiday gathering (or any party, for that matter) is the cheese board. It’s got fruit, spreads, herbs, crackers, nuts, olives, charcuterie, and of course, every cheese you can imagine — what’s not to love? A thoughtfully curated cheese board isn’t just tasty …

Decorations

Alessandra Ambrosio Wore the Legging Trend You Haven't Tried in 15 Years

Take a look at the selection from any brand of leggings—say Alo Yoga or Victoria's Secret—and you'll notice a common theme: Every single pair is …

5 of the Filthiest Places to Avoid on Airplanes

When it comes to flying, nothing about a close proximity to strangers and bathrooms for hours on end feels particularly clean. And while you may not …

Country Lifestyle

8 Beauty Products That Are Just As Good As Botox

The wisdom that comes with each passing year is great—but we prefer to achieve it without the accompanying wrinkles. And while we’re known for trying …

Photography Tips | 4 Composition Mistakes You Should Avoid

Every craft has a list of “do’s and don’ts” but recognizing and avoiding them successfully in the field may, at times, prove difficult. Every …

Landscape Photography

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

6 of the Most Whimsical Fall Fashion Trends

Fall fashion doesn't always mean heritage plaids and chunky sweaters. In fact, this season, designers proved that whimsical fashion trends are the …

The 9 Best American-Made Sneakers Out Now

What better way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend than indulging in your sneaker habit with a pair of fresh, American-made kicks? Find out more <i>Footwear</i> …

Shoes

The Gorgeous Makeup Trend It Girls Can’t Stop Wearing

As beauty fanatics we relish wearing beauty trends before they hit the mainstream. This fall there’s one gorgeous color we’ll be seeing swiped across …

Emily Ratajkowski

NASA recorded the International Space Station flying in front of the solar eclipse

As the moon sneaked in front of the sun during Monday's total solar eclipse, a NASA photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime sight.<p>Joel Kowsky, one of the space agency's photo editors, was near Banner, Wyoming, to watch the solar eclipse when he photographed the International Space Station …

Space

22 Stylish Fall Decorations That Create Beautiful Seasonal Vignettes

Embrace the beauty of the season in every room.<p>If messy pumpkin carving isn't your thing, there are other ways to get your home ready for fall. Move away from kitchy and try out more chic fall decorations — think glitzy pinecones, stylish wreaths, and floral masterpieces. From table to mantle, …

Hiring A Professional Organizer To Help You Clear Clutter

<i>Updated on 7/17/17. Originally published on 4/15/13.</i><p>We all want peace, harmony and order. We hope to achieve that in our houses, in our offices, and …

Life Storage Blog

Moving out and moving on after a breakup is not easy, but Diana certainly made the most of it. Get inspired by her moving story and see just how she …

DIY

How Adding Hygge to Your Home Can Make You Happier

Hygge (pronounced “Hue Gah”) is hard to translate as it is more of a feeling rather than a word. Roughly translated it means “coziness.” We like to …

How to Pack for Europe in Just One Carry-On

How to Pack for Europe in a Carry-On Bag<p>Make the best use of your allowed purse or personal item for everything you will need while you are on the …

How to Clean Silver Jewelry in 3 Easy Steps

While gold jewelry has long been a standard among fashion girls, this season we’re seeing a shift. Right now, silver is making a comeback in a huge …