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The 7 Best Moisturizers for $20 or Less

Don't spend an arm and a leg trying to keep your face hydrated.<p>Prices have really gotten out of hand in the grooming world. We obviously love Tom Ford here at GQ but $75 for a tub of shaving cream is extravagant. At that price, it should at minimum include a shoulder rub and a shoe shine.<p>As I was …

Skin Care

13 easy, legitimate ways to make extra money this month — that you probably haven't considered yet

1/<p>Sell your books, DVDs, and tech.<p>Decluttr/Facebook<p>Decluttr is a free and easy way to sell your unwanted CDs, DVDs, games, Blu-Rays, books, LEGO, and …

Personal Finance

How To Get Rid Of All Your Stuff — For $$

We tend to forget just how much junk we’ve stashed away in closets and drawers until we start digging into our nearly forgotten boxes of winter gear. …

20 Copycat Recipes That Taste so Spot On, It’s Scary

Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right?

30 Of The Handiest Gadgets On Amazon For Under $20

In this day and age, finding a practical product that claims to make life easier isn't hard. You know what is? Finding one that actually does it. …

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

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'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

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How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Here's how to plan a Disney trip for $1,000 or less for a family of four.<p>Even though Disney parks are notoriously expensive, there are still plenty …

50 Films That Were Trashed by Critics but Beloved by Fans | 22 Words

Critics are supposed to be the movie experts, right? Well, sometimes there's a major discrepancy between what the critics say and what movie …

20 Cleaning Hacks That'll Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Know About These Sooner?"

Problems = solved.<p>H/T this Reddit thread.

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

74 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2017

The Atlantic’s science, technology, and health reporters learned a lot this year.<p>This past year, reporters on <i>The Atlantic</i>’s science, technology, and health desks worked tirelessly, writing hundreds of stories. Each of those stories is packed with facts that surprised us, delighted us, and in some …

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The 50 Best Movies of 2017, According to Over 200 Film Critics

More than 200 critics and journalists from around the world participated in the 11th annual IndieWire Critics Poll, making it the largest …

8 Simple Hacks to Eat Healthy On a Budget

Eating a balanced diet doesn’t have to drain your bank account<p>In a perfect world, your fridge would always be fully stocked and brimming with fresh, high-quality foods that pack the nutrients you need.<p>But that’s not always attainable for many reasons. One, in particular, is money. If you’re …

7 Awesome and Spooky Halloween Portrait Ideas

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Put all those ideas for sweet, …

How to Pick a Cheap Wine That Tastes Expensive

You’ve been there before. You head to your local Trader Joe’s to pick up that go-to $9.99 California pinot for a party, only to discover it’s out of …

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The Best White Dress Shirt Under $100

White dress shirts have a limited shelf life, which is why you want one that looks just as good as pricier versions, but costs half as much. GQ's Best Stuff has the best affordable white dress shirt you want to pick up right now.<p>Cos slim-fit cotton poplin shirt<p>> $62, buy it now at Cos<p>Consider the …

Men's Fashion

The GQ Guide to Suits

Our definitive advice on how to master the suits you already own—and every new one you’ll ever buy<p>Every man should own a great suit. Zero exceptions. Just listen to Jon Hamm, whose role in <i>Mad Men</i> pretty much single-handedly made suiting glamorous again. “You button up into one of those suits,” he …

Men's Fashion

​Four Ways to Build the Ultimate Protein Bowl

This meal tastes exactly 12.6 times better than a protein shake<p>All of us know that grilled-chicken-and-steamed-broccoli person. You know the type. Their weekly menu is chocked with this staple. Every now and then, if they’re feeling fancy, they’ll liven things up with some lemon pepper …

Why Your Next Car May Look Like a Living Room

Make an Epic “Landscape Portrait” by Editing and Combining Two Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you …

Tutorials

Lighting Tips for In-Home Product Photography

Have you ever wished that you could bring the power of the studio to your home in a matter of minutes? You may be surprised by just how easy it can …

Photoshop Tutorial: Create Stunning Seascapes by Merging Multiple Photos into One Killer Shot (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create …

Tutorials

20 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

Fix a Running Toilet<p>If your toilet is running water nonstop, it’s a must-fix situation or else your water bill will wash you away. So it’s a good …

Home Improvement

This Is How You Access Netflix's Secret Categories That Most Customers Don't Know About

Most people love to be entertained. Folks will flock to venues where they can escape from the stress of everyday life. That venue might include …

This $13 VR headset works with just about any iPhone or Android phone

PlayStation VR might be the talk of the virtual reality world right now, but you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to get an awesome VR …

Why Every Man Should Own a Clothes Steamer

Because no one wants to spend their time at an ironing board<p>You know the scenario. You’re getting dressed for work and pull a crisp dress shirt from your closet, only to realize the back is scored with more creases than a vintage accordion.<p>It’s too late to go to the dry cleaners, and who wants to …

Best Blazers for Men 2016

A blazer is something every guy should have hanging up in his closet. Ideally, every guy would also have a second blazer stashed at the office for …

How to Turn a $500 Suit into a $2,000 Suit

“You can use beautiful fabric and make a terrible suit, and you can use cheap fabrics and make an incredible suit,” said Jake Mueser, owner of …