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Where to Shop for Plus-Size Clothing Online

The best sites to bookmark now.<p>In 1904, widowed seamstress Lena Bryant began making maternity clothing out of a storefront she rented for $12.50 a month, including a stretch waistband dress that would launch her into the echelons of retail royalty. A bank officer managing her business account …

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

Literature

12 Excellent Summer Reads Before the Summer Is Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land</b> by Monica Hesse<p>“A true-crime saga that works in every respect.” A captivating narrative about arson, persistent law enforcers, an unlikely romantic relationship, and a courtroom …

Man Booker Prize 2017: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2017 – the UK’s most prestigious literary honour – was revealed earlier today. First handed out in 1969, the …

The next big wellness trend capitalizes on your love of high-pressure showers and hugs

Why do hugs feel so good? Why do massages de-stress us? Why do some people like sleeping with heavy blankets, even in the heat of summer? Why do we love high-pressure showers and squeezing our loved ones’ hands as a sign of support?<p>It’s all to do with pressure—and utilizing its soothing powers is …

Nita’s Corn Salad

A fresh summer side<p>April McGreger wasn’t in the mood for potato salad. “I was having people over for fried chicken, and I needed a lighter side,” she says. That’s when she remembered her mother Nita’s corn salad. “She used to make it all the time,” says McGreger, a professional preserver who puts …

Top 10 secrets in fiction

From the hidden passions of Mrs Dalloway to Patrick Bateman’s murderous designs, these books expose a subject we all privately love<p>People love secrets, and the pleasure of uncovering them. I don’t read many crime novels or thrillers, it is the small revelations of life that excite me. The butterfly …

Top 10

Mobitecture: Radical homes for life on the move - CNN Style

Written by By Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>In recent decades, architects have designed buildings that are taller, smaller and more sustainable than ever before.<p>But for those who want to take home with them when they travel, it's time to ditch the traditional trailer for a floating cabin or trampoline …

16 Drugstore Dupes For Cult-Favorite, High-End Makeup

Beauty junkies have likely never met a cult beauty product they didn't like. But even though they've all been proven to be worth their higher price …

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

The Remains of the Romanovs

On July 17, 1918, as the White Army advanced toward Red-held territory around Yekaterinburg in Siberia, 12 armed Bolsheviks ushered a group of 11 exiles into a basement of a merchant’s mansion once known as Ipatiev House, now the House of Special Purpose. The youngest in the party, a sickly …

21 Crime Novels That Will Definitely Turn You Into Sherlock Holmes

Will you be able to get to the bottom of these?<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Stunning vintage photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

In the book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating images from the magazine's archives have been pulled together in one place, highlighting each state in a range of dynamic images.<p>This collection gives us an insight into how Americans have lived their lives — and how …

The Moisturizers Derms Swear By For Sensitive Skin

If your skin is so sensitive that you have to move out of the way when your deskmate starts spritzing her essential oil face mist, and a gentle …

Summer in the South: 20 Must-Try Recipes

From backyard barbecues to neighborhood potlucks, these dishes will feed you well into fall<p>From backyard barbecues to neighborhood potlucks, these dishes will feed you well into fall

The Best Makeup Drops for Customizing Your Beauty Routine

You don't have to be a beauty blogger to reap the benefits of makeup drops. Instead of dripping them directly onto your face like the MUAs on your feed, we have another suggestion. You can pretend you're a cosmetic chemist for a couple minutes and mix up a custom foundation, highlighter, eyeliner, …

7 Thrilling Summer Reads With Fierce Female Leads

What’s the best way to show your fierce feminist colors this summer (besides crushing on <i>Wonder Woman</i>’s Gal Gadot all season)? By picking up a book (or seven) with a kick-ass female lead. Whether you’re spending your days poolside or indulging in a city staycation, these are the tales and heroines …

Books

These are the 10 top-rated natural beauty products on Amazon right now

As the largest online retailer in the US (and, arguably, the world), Amazon is the easiest place to add-to-cart pretty much <i>anything</i> you need—whether …

The Best New Drugstore Products Hitting Shelves This Summer

We've always loved drugstore beauty products for their prices (anything extra we can add to the cart while buying toilet paper and still come out under $20 is clutch). But as of the past few years, we've really started falling for the pro-level quality. We're talking foundations that melts into …

When Anxiety or Depression Masks a Medical Problem

It’s perfectly normal for someone to feel anxious or depressed after receiving a diagnosis of a serious illness. But what if the reverse occurs and symptoms of anxiety or depression masquerade as an as-yet undiagnosed physical disorder?<p>Or what if someone’s physical symptoms stem from a …

Health

'The Sarah Book' Is An Unsparing Primal Scream Of A Book

Scott McClanahan has built his career on defying expectations and blurring genres. The West Virginia author has been an indie-lit favorite for years, earning fans who admired his bizarre and often funny short fiction. In 2013, he gained something of a national profile following the publication of</i> …

15 Heart-Pounding Thrillers For Your Summer TBR List

Everyone has their own opinion about what makes a good summer reading material, but for me, one genre always ends up in my beach bag: thrillers. …

Books

7 Must-Read Books to Bring on Your Next Road Trip

There are so many reasons to love summer, but there’s no doubt that road trips and extra reading time surely top every bookworm’s list. We rounded up seven of this summer’s most addictive reads that will not only captivate your heart and imagination, but will make every adventure even more …

Books

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Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Made in the South: The Virginia Rosé You’ll Want to Drink All Summer

A new release from an award-winning Southern winery hits shelves<p>Like white pants and seersucker, crisp, refreshing rosé is meant for summer. The rosé we’ll be serving this season, though, doesn’t hail from Provence or Côtes du Rhône, but rather the rolling hills of northern Virginia. “In general, …

17 Bras That Will Add A Pop Of Colour To Your Underwear Drawer

Boobies sitting pretty.<p>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

19 summer books that will keep you up all night reading

It’s summer — a time to catch up on missed readings, turn back to old favorites, and discover new ones. A time to sit with an easy read on the beach, …

Nature hotels: 10 places to get you back in touch with the wild | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Hear the wind whisper through the pines while perched high in a fire tower in the Cheyenne Mountains, sway in a suspended sphere in the Canadian rainforest or relax in a solar-powered yurt in the Alaskan wilderness.<p>Why not skip the predictable four walls of a traditional hotel room and …

25 fast-paced thrillers you’ll want to bring to the beach this summer

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>One of the best outdoor activities for versatility, affordability, and a great use of your attention span is diving into a really good book. …