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How to Make Lipstick Last for Six Hours, According to Pat McGrath

Red lipstick has long fascinated scientists and beauty editors alike as we all try to understand and quantify its everlasting appeal. Over time, we've learned a lot. Studies have shown that red lipstick makes you appear younger, more likable, more seductive, and, probably most surprising of all, …

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

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Florence, Italy, is an exciting place for cocktail enthusiasts. Home to the Negroni — born during the height of the avant-garde movement of the 1900s — the city boasts a slew of well-heeled originals now joined by many new quality drinking establishments.<p>Once again, Florence-based food and drink …

Italy

Best Hotels in Florence: Readers' Choice Awards 2015

Our readers have chosen Florence, Italy as the top city in the world this year—so there's no time like the present to visit its historic piazzas and museums, sample the creamiest gelato, and stay a night (or three) in one of these top hotels.<p>5. J.K. Place Firenze<p>4. Continentale<p>3. Belmond Villa San …

If You Only Have Three Days in Florence

Three days in Florence might sound like a long time, but there is so much to see in this Renaissance gem, that you need to plan your time well. In …

Nightlife

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Florence, Italy

Today, Eater returns to <b>Florence, Italy</b> to discover the newest drinking and dining destinations the Tuscan capital has to offer. "Florence in recent years has really turned itself around in terms of new openings," says food writer/culinary tour guide/Curious Appetite creator Coral Sisk, referring to …

8 funny cycling pics with the bike Photoshopped out

If you've ever dabbled in Photoshop, then you'll appreciate the amount of air these invisibikes will make you expel from your nostrils!

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

Facebook or Google? Singular's Dashboard Shows Mobile App Ad Bang for Buck.

A new platform shows mobile app makers the most efficient way to promote their apps.<p>Mobile ads can be a gold mine (see Facebook). They can also be a land mine. The ads are much harder to track than those on the desktop, and the companies that crack the problem, like Facebook, can suddenly suck all …

Best Places to Travel in November

November marks the start of the holiday travel season, but don’t assume that any trip you take this month has to be either stressful or family-related (or both). It’s a terrific time to take an off-season jaunt to a few unexpected places—the best of which we’ve rounded up below. Don’t forget, too, …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, take …

10 things that'll make every cycle commuter furious

There’s revolution in the air – the time is right for riding in the street, boy (as Mick Jagger almost sang). Yet for all the many reasons we love …

9 Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

You don't have to break the bank to live lavishly.<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining …

8 Places to Travel This December That Won't Cost a Fortune

You deserve a vacation. Here: eight trip ideas that won't burn a hole in your wallet.<p><b>Key West, Florida. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Berlin, Germany. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>New Orleans, Louisiana. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Quebec City, Canada. Where to stay and what to do.</b><p><b>Tulum, Mexico.</b> …

10 Beautiful Canal Towns (That Aren't Venice)

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>When it comes to a romantic punt along a canal, Venice, Italy is always top of mind. But plenty of other cities around the world are built around enchanting canal systems. Here are 10 of the most beautiful canal towns that aren't Venice.<p><b>1. Amsterdam,</b> …

Hôtel Plaza Athénée - Paris, France Established in...

Established in 1913 on Avenue Montaigne – the city’s swankiest shopping street, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is continually rated as one of the most …

Eight of our Cycle Show 2015 highlights

Heading up to this year’s Cycle Show at the NEC in Birmingham? Running from 25-27th September, it’s got loads of the big bike brands on display and …

12 places to escape the smog: the world's best car-free islands

European Travel

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

16 Celebrities on Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is no rare event in Hollywood, and it's not a private one either. From Botox to boob jobs, lip-plumping to liposuction—and then some—see what these celebrities have to say about going under the knife.<p><b>1) Jennifer Aniston</b><p>"I am fortunate enough to know women like Gloria Steinem, who I …

Kylie Jenner

Assos releases videos explaining its new autumn and winter kit

Exclusive Swiss cycling apparel manufacturer Assos has long been seen as an industry leader when it comes to top end cycling clothing.<p>>>> Icons of …

Sharma Springs - Indonesia One of the 18 homes...

One of the 18 homes that make up Bali’s Green Village - a unique settlement designed by Ibuku and built entirely from locally sourced bamboo, Sharma …

America’s 20 Best Mountain Bike Towns

To foster authentic bike culture, a town needs more than just high quality trails. These 20 mountain bike hamlets around the country (in no particular order) offer bucket-list rides, new trail development, a variety of outdoor recreation, and a fun, bike-friendly vibe. Bike on.

Hiking

Get daily outfit inspiration with our round-up of the best A-list casual looks

In desperate need of some outfit of the day inspiration? We feel your pain.<p>There's no denying that for many of us uniform dressing is dangerously …

This members’ club-style ‘resort’ in Oxfordshire expertly combines a wilderness cabin vibe with the comforts of boho London … and just a hint of the Truman Show<p>Soho Farmhouse, the new member’s club-cum-country house hotel in the Cotswolds, doesn’t do anything as mundane as check-in. As we drive up …

England

Subject: Email, We Just Can’t Get Enough

There’s an incredible technology available to marketers for reaching millennials where they work, play, eat, sleep and shop. It’s not a new device, …

6 Things To Do Before Every Ride

Ryan Leech, a star trials rider and certified life coach, shares what you need to check—on your bike and in your brain—before every ride<p>Superstar trials rider Ryan Leech recently underwent certification to become an Integral Master Coach, a process he says saved his relationship with riding because …