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7 ways to boost your body image (and happiness)

Feeling secure in your skin is crucial to happiness—but it turns out, that’s even more true for men than for women. Researchers from Chapman …

The 11 Best French Beauty Staples to Stock Up on in Paris

Packing for Paris means leaving room in your suitcase—after all, the city’s legendary pharmacies and perfumeries beckon. And who better to recommend the best beauty products to stock up on while there than the <i>Vogue</i> staffers who make the trip regularly? One colleague waxes on about a natural …

Why You're Bored with Your Relationship and How to Turn Things Around | Women's Health

Here's what it means if your relationship is giving you the yawns—and how to break out of a rut without breaking up.<p>Step 1: Stop Worrying<p>If you two have been together for a while, getting bored at some point is pretty inevitable. <i>Phew.</i><p>Our brains are hardwired to look for the newest, most exciting …

LuLu*s How-To: Party Perfect Ponytail Hair Tutorial

Wanting to show off your backless holiday dress, or maybe you need to spruce up that second-day hair? Grab your curling iron and give our Party …

Hair

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Get the elegant home of your dreams on a budget. Image Source: LMK Interiors Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have …

Home Decorating

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Mindfulness

The Guide to Every Kind of Carry-On Bag (And Which You Should Choose)

It pains us to say, but long gone are the days when you could bring pretty much any bag on a commercial flight. Some airlines will let you check one bag for free, others charge a premium. Meanwhile, the size restrictions for carry-on bags are getting stricter; the industry standard set by the Big …

Backpacking

3 Powerful Steps to Write Your Brand Story | Inc.com

<i>John Cinquina, an Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) member from Perth, Australia, is the CEO of Red Meets Blue Branding--a brand strategy agency--and the author of</i> Build Great Brands<i>. We asked him about the best way to craft your own brand's story and why it will be valuable. Here's what he had to</i> …

Marketing

You’ll Never Believe the Secret Ingredient That Makes These Tacos Healthy

Rainbow foods are a real-deal trend right now. From rainbow mac and cheese to rainbow donuts to rainbow grilled cheese, we have happily found ourselves a cushy seat on this bandwagon. So today, to get you ready for your upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration, we’ve got tacos with rainbow salsa. Not …

Food

5 Great Books To Read In May

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

Mindfulness

8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes From Smelling Like Stinky Feet

With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we …

Shoes

Think Positive: Proven Tools for Lifting Out of a Bad Mood

It might seem in the midst of a bad mood that there’s not much you can do to change it. You feel lousy and the last happy moment you had is hardly at …

The Ninth: restaurant review

For great food, service, price and surroundings, Jun Tanaka’s latest venture – his ninth – ticks every box<p><b>The Ninth 22 Charlotte Street, London W1 (020 3019 0880). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £70 - £110</b><p>Jun Tanaka’s restaurant on London’s Charlotte Street does not have the most …

England

10 DIY Outdoor Swings That'll Make Warm Nights Even Better

Boho Chic

13 Drugstore Makeup Products Kim Kardashian Uses to Look Flawless

🙏<p>Kim Kardashian's tastes may be extravagant, but if her business savvy has taught us anything, it's that she wants a lot of bang for her buck. So imagine our broke-girl delight when she opted to have her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic give her a 100% economical facebeat on her app.<p>A …

10 Face Masks Celebrities Love

If there's one thing that we have in common with celebrities, it's that we all love a great face mask. Not only is a mask great way to pamper your …

Skin Care

A 3-Minute Workout That Burns Belly Fat

Even you have time to tone up.<p>If you use your time efficiently, you don't need to spend hours on abs exercises to sculpt an enviable core. Fire up your abs in just three minutes with this high-intensity workout, designed by BFX Studio trainer Bianca Vesco to raise your heart rate and burn belly fat …

#TheLIST: All the Denim You Need for Now

From oversized jackets to mini skirts and all the classic cuts in between, see what's happening in jeans.<p>No matter the wash, denim continues its reign as a cool girl staple. See what ladies in the know are wearing, and shop the looks.

7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful | Inc.com

The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success--in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.<p>I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they're so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice …

Self-improvement

Men live longer when they marry younger spouses. Why don't women?

Marriage is supposed to help you live longer, but researchers say that women who marry younger men are more likely to die earlier. Why is that?<p>Whether or not you like the idea of marriage, demographers would probably encourage you to get hitched. Since the middle of the 19th century, they have …

Demographics

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Elevate Your Success | Inc.com

Are some of us pre-destined at birth for success? Maybe--but that's not the important thing that matters. Despite how we feel about the odds of success with which we were born, we can always be doing something more to increase our chances of success--and our happiness.<p>There are things we can do …

Happiness

This Clever Bunk Bed Is Also a Sofa

How's that for handy?<p>If you're constantly hosting houseguests, you probably have a few pieces that pull double duty — like a pull-out couch or a room divider. But Resource Furniture's Palazzo wall bed system takes that concept to the next level.<p>Its bunk beds convert into a sofa — or the sofa …

This Fashion Insider Builds Her Wardrobe Around an Epic Jewelry Collection

For Grayscale PR founder Fallon Nachmani, personal style is less about trends and more about investment pieces that can transform any look—particularly jewelry. Her agency specializes in lesser-known jewelers from around the world, including the U.S., Brazil, and Lebanon, so she knows a thing or …

The Best Blush Shades for Every Skin Tone

A swipe of blush on the apples of the cheeks is an instant cure for a dull and sallow complexion, but finding the exact shade that will deliver a …

Makeup

How Much We Spent for 75 Days of Travel in Europe With Our Kids

Do you dream of traveling with your kids to Europe during their summer vacations, but never take any action to make it a reality? You might think traveling to Europe during the summer would be too expensive, especially since summer is the peak season for travel in the region. But traveling with …

Personal Finance

Mimi Zeiger on design, density and her new book 'Tiny Houses in the City'

Architecture critic and author Mimi Zeiger grew up in Berkeley with a Bronx-raised mother who she says had no patience for driving her anywhere.<p>So it's no surprise that her latest book, "Tiny Houses in the City," (Rizzoli, $29.95) focuses on creative pint-sized homes that are wedged into densely …

A former McKinsey partner says a 2-minute exercise can get you back to productivity when you've hit a wall at work

Whether it's the end of the day and you're struggling with decision fatigue or fear of failure has your heart racing, there's a quick way to collect yourself so that you can resume being productive, says Caroline Webb, Sevenshift's CEO, a McKinsey senior adviser, and a former McKinsey partner.<p>Her …

Mindfulness

The Daily Habits of 21 Highly Successful People | Inc.com

The most successful people I know make navigating business and life look easy, often because they have their crap together more than most people. They get up early, stay in front of health issues, and are smart about money. They know the value of a good night's sleep, a restorative vacation, and a …

Success