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Looking to move? Discover the places voted most desirable to live in Britain

With its rugged landscapes and pretty harbour town of Portree, Skye has topped a list of the most desirable places to live in Britain, according to a new survey.<p>Woolacombe in Devon was in second place, with the popular Cornish holiday destinations of St Ives, Padstow and Newquay also in the top ten.<p>…

7 Face Serums Editors Swear By, And Why You Should Use Them

To serum or not to serum?<p>It seems like everyone’s been talking about face serums lately.<p>So, we figured it was a good time to have a chat about what serums are, why we should use them, and which ones are great.<p>What are face serums?<p>Face serums are lightweight moisturizers that deliver powerful …

How To Stop Dyed Blonde Hair From Turning Brassy, Once And For All

They say blondes have more fun – and while the jury is out on whether that’s actually true or not, what I <i>do</i> know is that blondes (or faux blondes at …

Let All Doctors Surprised … Applies This Remedy And Will Grow Your Hair Like Crazy

Hair is one of the most important physical attributes of people, for this reason many people spend large amounts of money on treatments to make it …

Hair Care

75 Super Obscure Facts That Everyone Will Think You’re A Hilarious Genius For Knowing

<b>1.</b> Most toilets flush in E flat.<p><b>2.</b> A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass …

L'Oreal's revolutionary technology could provide a cure for hair thinning

Over eight million British women suffer with hair loss and it's an issue that's getting worse. While there are plenty of products on the market that promise to reawaken sleeping hair follicles or promote healthy hair growth (Kerastase Densifique Density Activator Coffret, £99.90), as of yet there …

7 Japanese Beauty Secrets That Will Change Your Skin

We’re all about trying out the latest and greatest when it comes to beauty, from Sephora’s monthly releases to peel pads and wipes, but there’s something to be said for tried-and-true traditions as well. Japanese women, for example, have had the beauty game down for several centuries. From daily …

Smiths Group to boost R&D spending as energy division slumps

Smiths Group, the FTSE 100 technology conglomerate that provides security scanners at Heathrow, has vowed to increase spending on hi-tech equipment after revealing sales and profits fell in its main energy business due to the depressed oil price.<p>“The business isn’t focused enough on the future for …

5 Beachy Beauty Products to Channel Your Inner Mermaid

<i>As a</i> <i>beauty writer</i><i>, I live and breathe products. There is a constant flow of new</i> <i>skincare</i><i>,</i> <i>makeup</i> <i>and</i> <i>hair</i> <i>products making their way into my hands on the daily, so it’s a big deal when I declare that I’m “</i><i>obsessed AF</i><i>” with something. This series will detail the products that are *everything* to me right</i> …

8 moisturizers over $100 that are actually worth it

Life as a woman who’s into beauty products can be expensive. Between the makeup, skin care, hair products, blowouts and manicures, things can get …

Skin Care

5 Strangest Books Ever Written

Books teach us, inform us, amuse us and provoke us. But some books plainly befuddle us. They invoke mysteries that hint of something ancient, …

Books

These 6 planes are trying to end Airbus and Boeing's dominance in the skies

The single-aisle airliner market is one of the most lucrative and hotly contested segments in the aviation business. But for the past 15 years, that white-hot competition has almost exclusively been between two companies — Airbus and Boeing.<p>In recent years, companies from around the world have …

17 Korean Beauty Products You Need In Your Life

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b><p><i>The comments for this post may have been edited for length and</i> …

The digital upstarts offering app-only banking for smartphone users

They are the new breed of digital banks for people who live on their smartphones and want something that looks more like Netflix than NatWest. They typically have snappy, quirky, one-word names – Starling, Mondo, B – and make claims such as “we’re redefining what a bank should be”. And they tout …

Banking

Warren Buffett's Surprising Secret for Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Contrary to what many people think, the key to success is not toiling away at a 9-to-5 job from which you take no pleasure. Take it from Warren Buffett himself: "The secret to reliable, sustainable success does not come from forcing yourself to do something you don't love. In fact, true achievement …

Happiness

13 Pillowcases That'll Transform Your Hair and Skin for the Better

Waking up with perfect skin and hair sounds like a myth reserved for the realm of rom-coms. In real life, we get up to weird grooves etched across our faces and hair that's suspiciously less shiny than it was the night before. Happily, more and more beauty and textile brands are coming out with …

A Comprehensive List of Airlines That Offer Free Stopovers

Two destinations for the price of one? Say goodbye to stagnating in waiting areas and hello to a bonus trip.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>There are a couple of options on long trips: suffer, maybe find a hotel, or make it a bonafide stopover. In the case of the stopover option, many …

Wall Street is having an important realization about Tesla

"Over the past year, the market has seen how expensive it is to launch a car company from the ground up and how much cash can be consumed when launching all-new vehicles to the market," Jonas wrote.<p>Of course, the market should have seen this coming. Established automakers routinely burn through …

Russian rouble hits new low as oil prices plunge further

The currency tumbles as panic sweeps across global markets<p>The Russian rouble plunged to a new low on Monday as falling oil prices piled further pressure on the struggling currency.<p>By afternoon in Moscow the Russian central bank had set its rate for August 25 at 70,74 roubles to the dollar, marking …

Ukraine Fight Flares Again: U.S. Should Keep Arms And Troops At Home

The ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is under strain as Kiev presses the West for more financial and military aid. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warns that full-scale war could explode “at any moment.” Yet many of his country’s young men are avoiding conscription into the no-win conflict. …

Russia