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Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.

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The 21 Best Italian Restaurants in America

By: Adam Lapetina<p>Italian food in America has been undergoing a bit of a renaissance in the last few decades, and completely without da Vinci's help -- everywhere you look, you can find some good old-fashioned red gravy adorning, well, just about anything chefs can get their hands on. And chefs can …

Los Angeles

Tips for Dining Out in Italy

Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs -- but if that's the closest you've come to an authentic Italian dinner, this cheat sheet will help you navigate Italy's varied dining options.<p><b>Where to eat</b><p>In the mood for a quick bite or a lengthy, sit-down dinner? Know which type of …

7 Ways Flying Messes With Your Body

We know flying tinkers with our bodies -- this much is made clear by our messy post-plane hair and our overpowering jet lag.<p>But being in the air causes bodies to react in some ways that are not as obvious. This is your body on an airplane... get acquainted with your mid-air self, and feel better …

Visiting Niagara Falls in the Fall

Image courtesy of Flickr<p>Visiting <b>Niagara Falls</b> in fall, as I recently did, is a great way to avoid the crowds typically associated with this heavily touristy area. Plus, you can score great deals. Sure, you'll need to bundle up, and taking the boat right up to the Falls can be a bone-chilling few …

Two Countries, One Trip: How To See More On Your Next Vacation

Even if you're not the kind of traveler who wants to check off as many destinations as possible in a week-long vacation, you might get restless staying in one place for that long. With some cities, you not only have the option of visiting another region, you can also stamp your passport by going to …

European Travel

At $139 Million, This Insane Florida 'Palace' Is The Most Expensive Home For Sale In The US

The house includes a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool. Bryan Nieblas A French-inspired mansion has just hit the market for an astronomical $139 million , making it the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.<p>The 60,000-square-foot estate, called " Le Palais Royal ," sits on over 4 acres and 465 feet …

Florida

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

But if you need a new smartphone now, here are the best ones.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are</i> …

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Cheap Stays: Where Are the World's Most Popular Hostels?

<i>By Alycia Simons, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Do you opt for luxury or budget accommodation when traveling? Are you a 5 star or a five-person-dorm kind of traveller?<p>Hostels are usually found in the most convenient of locations and increasing numbers of travelers -- both young and old -- are recognizing the …

40 of the Best Blonde Hair Ideas

The golden hues on our radar right now.<p>The best blonde hair colors are decidedly luxurious. That Midas touch can refresh the entire face—acting as an instant illuminator for the eyes and the skin. Finding your perfect shade is all about balance: fair skin tones are flattered by cool, pale colors …

In Honor Of National Relaxation Day, Here Are Some Of The Most Relaxing Places On Earth

Some days you just need to sit back and enjoy some beautiful scenery.<p>Today is that day. Friday (August 15) is National Relaxation Day; in honor of that joyous occasion, here are 15 stunning spots you should visit to recharge and detox from everyday life.<p>Whether it's an oceanfront beach, a sparkling …

The 15 Best New BBQ Joints in America

There's nothing quite like a BBQ pit blessed by decades of grease. But for every salt- and pepper-seasoned family legacy, there's a new upstart dreaming of building their own smoky dynasty.<p>To salute these young-gun pullers of pork, we've compiled a list of the 15 best BBQ joints that have opened in …

Texas

London's Little Venice Is The City's Best Hidden Wonder

The typical London bucket list includes a ride on the London Eye, a stroll across the Tower Bridge and perhaps a musical moment with the Queen's Guard. But if you're looking for a tranquil escape within The Big Smoke, London has a secret little corner you need to check out.<p>Have you ever heard of …

Meet the $3.14M Bugatti Veyron Legend Ettore Bugatti

There's an elephant inside.<p>It's easy to forget that a Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse packs 1200 hp and 1106 lb-ft of torque when just a few months ago the buzz was that brand new Veyrons were piling up, waiting for buyers. It's also easy to forget that after the parade of five other Legends …

FICO changes may save consumers billions -- but not soon, experts say

America's most widely used credit-scoring system is being revised to reduce the negative effect of overdue medical bills and to quit penalizing consumers who pay off debts that had been assigned to collection agencies.<p>The changes to the hugely influential FICO scoring system could make it easier …

20 amazing cliffside beaches around the world | CNN Travel

10 Reasons to Spend August in Phoenix

Ever wonder what 114 degrees feels like? Phoenicians can tell you -- in fact, they just felt it the other day. Yep, August in the Valley of the Sun is, well, sunny. At a certain point, all the dryness in the world can't distract from this kind of heat.<p>Here's the thing, though. Summer in Arizona can …

Frank Lloyd Wright

9 Money-Saving Items to Pack on Your Next Cruise

<i>Daniel Dudek-Corrigan / Flickr</i><p>Almost every cruise passenger has experienced the "why didn't I bring it" moment at some point or another. After hours of strategically packing your bag with items to curb shipboard expenses, it's easy to overlook how add-ons (think poolside cocktails and spa …

The 21 Best Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in America

Credit: Mana Food Bar<p>Here at Thrillist, life is a whirlwind of delicious burgers and bacon-wrapped everything. So being the lone pescatarian on the national food and drink team, I thought it was time to switch it up and cover places that serve bean & spicy mayo sliders and coconut bacon-crusted …

Los Angeles

8 Easy Thai-Style Dishes You Can Make at Home

Believe it or not, you don't need a kitchen full of exotic, hard-to-find ingredients to make delicious Thai food at home. Most large supermarkets carry all of the Thai pantry staples -- like fish sauce, coconut milk, sweet red chili sauce and curry paste -- in the Asian foods aisle. Fresh …

Recipes

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

The 33 Best Burgers in the Country

It's been about a year since our first 33 Best Burgers in the country piece came out. And in that year, many things have happened: Our photography has gotten bigger and SO MUCH better, our reach has expanded into more cities, and I've eaten a little more than infinity more burgers. I've also come …

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Walgreens eyes loophole end run around taxes

DIXON, Ill. — The Walgreens drugstore chain proudly touts itself as "the pharmacy America trusts."<p>But many here in this small river town where the founder of the company got his start complain that the drugstore chain is on the precipice of turning its back on the USA.<p>Walgreens, the USA's largest …

How French Women Curb Cravings: This 5-Minute Breakfast

All it takes is six easy ingredients and some je ne sais quoi<p>For a best-selling author who writes books with sharp titles like <i>French Women Don't Get Fat</i> and <i>French Women Don't Get Facelifts</i>, 67-year-old Mireille Guiliano isn't what you'd expect. The former Veuve Clicquot CEO is instantly warm and …

Tech and Fashion's Fight Over Talent Has Only Just Begun

The industry battle is heating up<p>While Ahrendts might seem like a fish out of water jumping from one exclusive world to another, she's just one of several fashion natives who've recently left the industry for tech-ier pastures. Earlier this month, Apple confirmed they hired Patrick Pruniaux, who …