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We Tried It: Avocado Bun Meatball Sliders With Our Fave Trader Joe’s Products

I’m all about having more avocados in my life. If I had avo toast for breakfast, stuffed avo for lunch, and some guac as an afternoon pick-me-up, I may probably still want avocados for dinner. So when I heard about the (surprising and seemingly ridiculous) avo-bun trend, I was intrigued. Avo-buns …

Prince Ends 1985 Tour With 20 Minute 'Purple Rain' In Miami

While <b>Prince</b> was notorious for his dislike of services such as YouTube that shared his music for free, a bevy of video and audio from The Purple One’s …

A Tribute to Prince by His Hairstylist, Kim Berry

Prince's hairstylist of 28 years, Kim Berry, gives <i>Allure</i> an intimate look at the famously private musician.<p>"I was dating one of Prince's bodyguards when his hairstylist quit—she'd taken a liking to me, and I was like, 'Girl, you work for the biggest entertainer in the world!' My dad said success is …

Prince's Drum Samples: Now, at Your Fingertips

Francis Preve's free 'PurpleDrums' sample pack puts the immortal LM-1 and Linn Drum machines in your hands.<p>Prince wasn't just a master songwriter, he was also a prolific multi-instrumentalist, bouncing between bass, keys, guitar, and drums without skipping a beat. Now, you can turn that crippling …

Whoa! Here's Rare Footage of Kendrick Lamar Performing Live with Prince

We all knew Prince and Kendrick were close, but we didn't know they'd jammed together in front of a live audience.<p>Since the icon that was Prince passed away in April, we've been inundated with clips from just about anything people can get their hands on and repost. But that doesn't mean there …

Prince 'The Loring Park Sessions'

While <i>Saturday Stream</i> typically offers a weekly Spotify Playlist, today’s exception features notorious (but not completely against) holdout <b>Prince</b> on a …

Prince's final days: few clues pointed to secret behind star's untimely death

Prince betrayed few signs of his ill health and apparent dependency on painkillers in the lead-up to what would be a miserable end for the music great<p>The shows were intimate and intense, 43 songs, and a range of covers from Bowie to Bob Marley. Prince, all alone on stage at a purple grand piano, …

Shed a Tear While Watching D’Angelo Cover Prince’s “Sometimes It Snows in April” On Jimmy Fallon

This is ridiculously beautiful.<p>Yesterday, in the middle of a relatively warm spring day in London, little grey clouds began to cluster together like magnets until the sky was entirely covered. And then, as an icy chill slowly descended across the air, big fat snowflakes began freefalling from the …

How Prince’s ‘Kiss,’ ‘Cream’ Videos Created the Sex God of Erotic City

Like the king of music videos, Michael Jackson, Prince used the MTV era to imprint an image on a generation of music fans. Now that he’s died and we …

RANKED: The 19 cheapest holiday destinations on earth

To find the cheapest places to go to, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, crunching the numbers for six typical travel expenses, including a 3km taxi journey, a night's stay at a hotel per person, and a meal.<p>The average amount a traveler would spend on a …

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There's No Need To Buy Pore Strips Again With This Cheap And Natural Skin Cleanser

During the winter, cold and dry weather can wreak havoc on your skin. While it would be nice to spend every weekend at the spa getting luxurious …

How to Make Elisenlebkuchen: (Practically) Flourless German Gingerbread

Growing up in Germany, gingerbread (which we call <i>Lebkuchen</i> in German) was a mandatory part of the annual Christmas cookie plate. While we have countless different types of Lebkuchen in Germany, my favorite have always been <i>Elisenlebkuchen</i>.<p>Allegedly named after the daughter of a gingerbread baker …

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10 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Quick fixes and genius tricks for all your most annoying bra struggles.<p>While finding the right size is half the battle, tricky necklines, falling straps, and poking underwires are just some of the problems every girl faces at one time or another. From tips for making your bras last longer and …

The Lipstick Celebs Like Sienna Miller and Kim Kardashian Can't Get Enough Of

Charlotte Tilbury is the makeup artist on everyone’s lips—literally. Along with an impressive international following, the pro’s gorgeous lipstick …

Tanya's Red-Blend Wine Picks Under $25

Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends.<p>Summer is almost over and it's time for me to replace my refreshing whites with soothing reds; particularly, red-blends. Red-blends have become increasing popular over the past 10 …

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15 Nail Designs You’ll Love for Fall

Nothing makes us happier than rocking a seriously chic manicure. We love trying out the best new colors and styles, and are constantly changing up our nail art game. With some truly beautiful trends for fall, we have a whole bunch of new looks we’re simply dying to try out. Check out our favorite …

How 'Banana Powder' Can Make You Look Like A Kardashian

Keeping up with the kontouring.<p>If you've ever dreamed of getting a Kardashian-worthy face (and let's be honest, who hasn't?), then you need to know about banana powder. There's been some controversy over whether or not key members of the family (read: Kim) use the super-fine powder, which help to …

Listen To This: Fallin'!

Wow. This is special!<p><b>Andra Day</b>‘s voice is a gift!<p>And her song <i>Rise Up</i> is a treasure!<p>She and it remind us of <b>Alicia Keys</b> – and that is extremely high …

Alicia Keys

Want Healthy, Glowing Skin? It’s Time to Think Like a Drunk Elephant

Every now and then we come across a beauty brand that stops us in our tracks. This was recently the case with Drunk Elephant. While we’ll admit it …

Everything You Need to Know About Dry Shampoo — There's More Than You Think

No water necessary.<p>If you've ever gone one day too many without washing your hair, you probably know the transformative powers of dry shampoo. A spritz here, a jeuge there, a few strokes of your brush, and voilà, hair as good as new. But did you know that your old reliable bottle of dry shampoo …

How to Keep Berries Fresh for Longer

<i>Don't let your berries boss you around.</i><p>Berries: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Like many coveted objects, berries are both precious and frustrating, expensive and fragile. What is more maddening than splurging on vivid, juicy berries at the market only to find that your fruity jewels …

Super Easy Cool Whip Cookies

If you don't have chocolate fudge cake mix available, it's your lucky day! These cookies would be great with any flavor cake mix. I can't wait to make them with a funfetti cake mix, my kids would adore the fun sprinkles.<p>These Cool Whip cookies only require four ingredients! With cookies this easy, …

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Liege Waffles

Sold primarily by street vendors, they are often served in a square of parchment paper sans toppings, as these little waffles pack a powerful sweet punch all on their own. No maple syrup necessary with these little triangles of love.<p>The Liege waffle, native to Belgium and loved around the world, is …

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How to Get Ready for a Party in Less Than 60 Seconds

It's holiday season, and unless your job is to attend parties (hey, good for you!), then you know that there isn't always time to leisurely put on your makeup and do your hair while sitting at your vanity, carefully DJing your beauty prep ritual. It's more like: Slip into heels, flag down a cab, …

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The World's Best Sommelier Shares His Tips for Drinking Wine

From the editors of Esquire.com, consider this your ultimate tip sheet.<p><i>Aldo Sohm, the aptly named wine director of Le Bernardin, was the 2008 winner of the "Best Sommelier in the World" award given by the World Sommelier Association. He is the man. We talked to Aldo to ask for some basic tips for</i> …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Eight e-Bikes built by car companies