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Pat McGrath's Enchanting Makeup at Dolce & Gabbana

The creative advisor of Dolce & Gabbana Make Up creates a makeup look fit for a fairy tale<p>For fall, Dolce & Gabbana journeyed to the land of fairy tales, where woodland creatures assist princesses in disguise and maidens are the heroes of their own stories. Pat McGrath, creative advisor of Dolce & …

Hotels With the Most Unusual Guest Keys

From carved wood to embossed gold, some are such works of art, guests may be tempted to take them home.<p>These hotels have thought of the most unique keys. From carved wood to embossed gold, some are such works of art, guests may be tempted to take them home.<p>By Nicole Gifford,CNTraveler.com<p>PHOTO …

Travelers

Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.<p>It's that time of the year -- where you have to use your vacation days …

New Orleans

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

There are ways of avoiding the fees, and even to get a full refund on a non-refundable airfare you no longer need. The most-often used method is to cancel within 24 hours of booking, but read on for some other, lesser-known loopholes.<p>It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on …

Flying

Why First Class Is (and Isn't) Worth the Extra Money

What, besides "a foot of extra space," does first class (and I'm talking just domestic U.S. travel) get you? Let's get this out right away: For me, it has nothing to do with "status" -- although for some, that's the main draw.<p>Recently on Twitter, one of my followers responded to this article about …

29 things most people don’t know about drinking

I love drinking. Like, to the point where I <i>really</i> don’t want to become an alcoholic so I can continue to enjoy drinking for the rest of my life. …

The Best Time to Book a Flight Depends on the Destination

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight …

Here’s why you shouldn’t buy a US-to-Europe flight more than two months in advance

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight from the US to South America will fluctuate in a $262 range over the same period. This is according to Kayak, a travel website, which analyzed millions …

South America

The Pale Blue Dot: This 4-minute animation could literally change your life

Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” speech, from his book of the same name, are possibly among the most profound words ever strung together at once. …