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The 8 Best Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of

Where to shop without breaking the bank.<p>For those days when you're suffering from "nothing to wear" syndrome and want to add some fun to your closet, these are the sites to scour for the latest trends that won't break the bank.<p>Genuine People<p>Style Mafia<p>Pixie Market<p>Storets<p>Front Row Shop<p>River …

Cannabis
Macy's

Mind the generation Gap: Struggling clothing retailer Gap Inc. has been overtaken by fashion trends and its youth-friendly competition

After a long decline, one of the country’s largest apparel retailers faces a make-or-break holiday shopping season<p>When Donald and Doris Fisher opened their first clothing store in San Francisco in 1969, the couple called it the Gap, a reference to the rift between the young idealistic children of …

Revealed: where millennials want to go on holiday

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon of Iceland is the most coveted travel expereince amongst millennials (those born between the early Eighties and early 2000s), according to a new survey.<p>The top ranking of the country, known for its otherworldly glacial landscape, should come as no surprise; Iceland has …

Costa Rica

These Foods Aren’t Worth Buying Organic

Skipping organic maple syrup can save as much as $22 per bottle.<p>Once upon a time, you often could only find organic food in health food stores. Now, …

17 restaurants you must eat at before you die

Hospitality

Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop — not surprising given that you could …

Nutrition

At least 20% of adults are obese in every U.S. state, CDC maps show

There is no state in the U.S. where less than 20 percent of the adults are obese, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.<p>In …

The most iconic and famous restaurants in NYC

New Yorkers are lucky—in the ever-churning sea of buzzy newcomers, some of our most beloved old warhorses are happily still kicking around all these …

Coney Island

31 New York lessons we learned the hard way

<i>By Time Out contributors, edited by Will Pulos</i><p>Getting used to living in New York has always been a bit of a baptism by fire. Whether you’re a recent …

The 10 best European cities for foodies

We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and paid special attention to the top spots in Europe. Whether you're in search of decadent desserts, scrumptious grilled meats, or a hearty bowl of pasta, we've got your next European vacation covered.

Italy

Expiration dates are bogus — here's the best way to tell if a food's gone bad

The "sell by" dates on food products aren't a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council.<p>Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called "optimal quality," which is based only on a …

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

Is Online Dating New York's New Socializing?

The days of Bridget Jones and crying into tubs of ice-cream is a thing of the past. You happily married, coupled-up or "locked down" types have no idea what is happening over this side of the bridge. Online dating has not only become the easiest way to find a partner, mistress or quick shag, it's …

Alexander McQueen's Skin is Being Used To Make A New Collection of Bags & Leather Jackets

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>In strange fashion-meets-tech news, a fashion design student is currently working on a collection of leather bags and jackets made from the late Alexander McQueen's skin. Quartz reports that London-based designer Tina Gorjanc, who is a student at Central Saint Martins, …

The 100 best restaurants in NYC

Narrowing down the 100 best restaurants in New York City is no easy feat, given the sheer number of top-rate eateries NYC has to offer, from …

Tom Colicchio
South Carolina

25 New York hacks to make your life easier

<i>By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris</i><p>Anyone who's moved to New York from somewhere else will attest to the fact that for a newbie, this …

Music Festivals

Retailers are trapped in a vicious cycle with clutter — and it's contributing to the industry's 'dirty open secret'

One major problem is that shoppers do not want to come into stores. After all, they have the ease of online shopping.<p>This is not a secret.<p>In fact, Forbes' Barbara Thau called the decline in foot traffic a "dirty open secret" in the industry.<p>In other words: Everybody knows about it.<p>It shouldn't come …

Macy's

Fish pie with chives and saffron mash

SERVES<p>2<p>INGREDIENTS<p>454g potatoes, peeled, boiled and mashed<br>• Pinch saffron, infused in a teacup of hot milk<br>• 3 tbsp butter<br>• 280ml milk<br>• 225g white fish<br>• 110g smoked white fish<br>• 2 tsp plain flour<br>• 2 tbsp chopped chives<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Beat the potato with the saffron milk and 1 tbsp …

The best bars to go to alone in NYC

Yes, you should visit the best bars to go to alone in NYC. Whether you’re working on your novel or just trying to carve out a little me time, there …

Greenwich Village

Are We Officially Burned Out on Fast Fashion?

Uniqlo is shuttering stores amid financial struggles.<p>A little over a year ago, fast fashion was king of the retail hill. Slow-moving behemoths like J.Crew and The Gap were suffering under the weight of the H&Ms and Zaras as they brought low-cost, trendy merchandise to market with blinding speed. …

New York Times

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

25 Awesome Main Dishes for a Crowd-Pleasing BBQ

Here's my secret to being a backyard BBQ baller: I keep my sides, drinks, and desserts simple, but serve up the biggest, most impressive main dishes …

Cooking

2 Retailers Fending Off Amazon.com

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The first quarter was tough for most retailers as <b>Amazon.com</b> continued to grab share of consumers' wallets. Not every brick-and-mortar retailer suffered from poor sales performance, however, as <b>TJX</b> beat analysts estimates last quarter with $7.5 billion in sales, compared …

Walmart

What's the difference between pasteurized, homogenized, and organic milk?

Although dairy alternatives like nut, soy, and even pea milk have been growing in popularity over the past few years, milk (from cows! — remember …

Forestry

Best Ice Cream Spots in the U.S.

Whether it's a Good Humor bar or $10 sundae, Americans love ice cream—and fantastic parlors are creating brilliant flavors with ultracreamy textures …

27 Rose Gold Home Decor Items to Elevate Your Living Space

There's a reason everyone is obsessed with rose gold. The color strikes a balance between luxury and fashion, and the shade itself matches everything. If you're looking for a way to incorporate this versatile color in your home, an easy way is through decor accessories. Whether you gravitate toward …