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7 Affordable Online Stores That Are About to Become Your New Zara

Forgive me, checking account, for I have sinned.<p>It's the first-worldliest of #firstworldproblems, but shopper's block is 1) very real and 2) *very* annoying when you're in need—not want—of new clothes. Put a pause on your regular retail routine and make way for seven of the high street's newest, …

25 Trips to Take in Your Lifetime



Amsterdam’s Most Underrated Attractions

For your next trip, why not explore these lesser-known city treasures?<p>From the Van Gogh Museum to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam has its share of …

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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

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10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.<p>Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China<p>These striped, technicolor mountains are Mother Nature's answer to …

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The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

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11 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Not all veggies are created equal.<p>You don't need science to tell you that fresh produce is healthier than processed, packaged food— especially if you're trying to lose weight. But science is here to help anyway. New research that tracked more than 133,000 people's eating habits and weights for four …


Find the Best Geek-Chic Glasses for Your Face Shape

When Alessandro Michele showcased his debut collection for Gucci last spring, one accessory surprisingly stood out amongst the magpie looks—and no we …


16 incredible movie theaters around the world

Today, you can catch a flick while lounging in a hot tub, laying on a private beach, or in a '50s-style drive-in cinema complete with your own convertible car.<p>We've put together a collection of movie theaters around the world that take going to the movies to a whole new level.<p>From a floating cinema …

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Is the Twisted Ponytail the New Topknot? Why J.W.Anderson’s Runway Hair Is a Hit

Cutting a clean line down the back of J.W.Anderson’s graphic black bralettes, mutton-sleeve tops, and Keith Haring–esque Pop Art prints on the runway earlier today, models’ spear-like twisted ponytails felt like sleek contradiction—well, <i>almost</i>. After all, the British designer’s fleet of It girl …

Zurich tops world's most expensive cities

Zurich tops a new list of the world’s most expensive cities.<p>According to a report by Swiss bank UBS, monthly living costs for a family of three go beyond 3,500 euros.<p>That figure is based on a basket of 122 goods and services that don’t include rent. Fortunately inhabitants are among the most well …

10 Most Popular (+ Safest) Countries To Travel Solo

Is that "Travel" Pinterest board reaching an astronomical number of pins? Has another year has passed without that passport even being been touched? There's no time like the present, ladies! If you are planning on embarking on a solo trip or are just toying with the idea, know that you are going to …

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Top 10 Most Spectacular Drives in the World

Whether you're a bona fide globetrotter or would-be wanderluster (if not for that day job!), you'll likely concur that our planet plays host to diverse and picturesque landscapes just waiting to be explored. From coast to coast and hemisphere to hemisphere, these breathtaking sites are virtually …

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The New Wave of Wedding Decor: 9 Trendsetting Ideas

Go Here, Not There: Undiscovered Places to Visit Now

There’s no denying the beauty of the Cyclades, especially the iconic Santorini sunsets on Oia, but there’s only so many times we can see that same …


What You Learn By Traveling Alone

Traveling solo can be exhilarating, lonely, enlightening, an adventure, and tough all at the same time. Nonetheless, we firmly believe it's something everyone should try, simply because it will teach you so much about yourself. Such as:<p><b>How to Be Self-Sufficient</b><p>When you're traveling with a group or …


Articles about 6 fun homes grownups on - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>If you have a nomadic streak and like waking up in a different place every few months, weeks, or even days, then a home on wheels...<p>These prefabricated homes in the Sunshine State are built to withstand harsh …


Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which hits shelves …


13 Kinds Of Fries That Aren't Potatoes, But Are Just As Delicious

We've got nothing against a classic potato fry here. If anything, we adore french fries, and for countless reasons. They're the perfect ketchup vessel. They taste just as good at 4 a.m. and the next day, too, when you realize you left them on the kitchen counter overnight.<p>But even with all that …


In the Mood for… Braids

The chic-and-stealth solution for easy weekend hair just happens to be the look of the moment. Get inspired to twist (and shout) this weekend with these inspirational braid images from the <i>W</i> archives.


7 #OOTDs for the Week: 7 Chic Ways to Wear a Scarf

Scarves don’t get enough credit — seriously. We often deck ourselves out in eye-catching baubles, but overlook these sophisticated and seriously stylish pieces. Believe us when we say scarves are one accessory you <i>need</i> to have in your closet — and we’re not talking about those oversized knitted …


How to Make Stamped Menus Using Scraps of Produce

<i>Crafter Laura Kaesshaefer shows us how to make pretty stamps out of vegetable scraps. Attention: Members of our</i> <i>Burnt Toast Dinner Brigade (sign up here!)—try these out for custom dinner party menus.</i><p>A clever new use for fruits and vegetables past their prime: Turn them into stamps! Certain produce, …

32 Bedazzled Wedding Dresses

Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.<p>Our experts at Style Me Pretty roundup the best bedazzled wedding dresses to wear on your wedding day.


Beyond the Festival Braid: 5 Plaits Worth Taking to Brunch This Weekend

For all their festival-girl appeal, woven styles are evolving from a bohemian favorite to the most versatile antidote to managing your hair in the heat. Spotted in Paris this week, <b>Amber Heard</b> explored the flea markets with her waves crafted into a deep side swoosh with the help of a slim plait, …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …


Hip to be Tied

Nothing says Parisian chic like a silk neck scarf, and the street style stars of Paris Couture Week took that message to heart. Here, the best ways to tie the trend.

Does England make the world’s most delicious breakfast?

This cholesterol-laden calorie bomb wards off the worst hangover and fills you up until dinner.<p>British playwright Somerset Maugham once said that “to eat well in England you should eat breakfast three times a day”.<p>Was this a witty way of saying that, save for breakfast, the food in England was …


Book Your Next Vacation in One of These 10 Underrated European Cities

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