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What's the Difference Between a Tax Credit, Tax Deduction, and Tax Exemption?

Confused? You're not alone.<p>Are you taking all the tax breaks you’re entitled to? Experts say you might be able to reduce your tax bill by taking …

Personal Finance

Speed up your phone with 'lite' versions of apps

Five apps that ditch the bloat.<p>Large, bloated apps can weigh down your smartphone, forcing you to wait for menus to load and conversations to appear. The solution: Replace your favorite apps with lightweight versions.<p>Companies develop "lite" editions of their apps for use in developing countries, …

Apps

We Tried Every Product From The Ordinary — Here's What We Thought

You’ve spotted it all over Instagram. You’ve admired its endless array of cute dropper bottles and minimalist, expensive-looking packaging. You’ve …

Skin Care

50 Cheap Eats Destinations in NYC

As restaurant prices in New York City continue to soar, finding great inexpensive places becomes more of a priority — and if the food is not only delicious but also outside a diner’s previous experience, all the better. Eater critic Robert Sietsema regularly rounds up neighborhood spots and reviews …

Staten Island

27 Surprisingly Cheap Ways To Make Your Beauty Routine Feel Luxe AF

<b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

Skin Care

These Little-Known Amazon Skincare Products Have Huge Followings

If we're being honest, Amazon is much more than an e-commerce giant; it's a community. Many consumers are repeat shoppers (with Prime, how can you …

The 10 Best Books to Help You Retire Richer, According to Financial Advisors

How to retire early, with no worries.<p>Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there’s no shortage of books that say they’ll show you how to …

Retirement

10 Horror Movies On Netflix That Are So Scary, Most People Don't Finish Them

Netflix and absolutely zero chill.

17 Movies Every Woman Should See At Least Once

There are a lot of good movies. You enjoy them, and then you forget them. But some movies are <i>special</i>. They open up the door in your heart for …

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

12 Customizable Etsy Gifts for the Extra-Special People in Your Life

There’s always that one person in your life who you’d love to get the perfect, most thoughtful, special gift. But instead, everything you think of getting them comes up short, and you end up sticking to the same old gift card every year. For this year’s anniversary, birthday, or holiday, consider a …

Harry Potter

These New and Upcoming Books by Black Authors Will Give You Life in These Perilous Times

In these dark, cold winter months, let us take comfort in the amazing things black people are doing in literature. 2018 is going to be lit, y’all.<p><b>Out</b> …

Books

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill listings for your dream job, giving you …

It Sounds Impossible, but Here’s How to Make Bacon Even Better

Bacon used to have a slow season. Sales of the ubiquitous burger topping—and its parent product, pork belly—were known to heat up in the prime-time …

Cooking

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Baking

Everything You Ever Wanted (and Needed) to Know About The Ordinary

The Ordinary, the disruptive and jaw-droppingly affordable skincare brand, is over a year old already. Can you believe it? Industry insiders and …

Skin Care

The best mobile photo-editing apps

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the ones worth your time (and money, in some cases).<p>A word about …

SPY Guide: How to Dry Brush to Exfoliate Skin for Winter

Frigid winter temperatures and dry weather are often the culprit of dry, dull, and itchy skin. While a good moisturizer can relieve the tightness, …

10 Black Authors Everyone Should Read

They are poets, playwrights, novelists and scholars, and together they helped capture the voice of a nation. They have fearlessly explored racism, …

Understand These 7 Types of Investments and You'll Practically Be a Pro

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, the good news is you're not</i> …

Challah | Goop

We convinced goop staffer Melissa to share her family’s famous challah recipe, which her mom makes every Friday night. It’s definitely a labor of …

7 Investing Moves You Need to Make by December 31

The year end is the perfect time to revisit your strategy.<p>Whenever things are going really well — as is the case right now on Wall Street and …

Retirement

The ‘New Seven Wonders of the World’

The Great Wall of China. The Taj Mahal. Petra. The Colosseum. Christ the Redeemer. Chichén Itzá. Machu Picchu.<p>These sites and monuments are popularly known as the “new Seven Wonders of the World,” modern additions to the ancient Seven Wonders laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., which …

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …

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Chinatown’s Newest Hot Pot Spot Brings Spicy Broths

<b>Chengdu Laozao Hot Pot</b><p><i>Address:</i> 5740 Spring Mountain Road<p><i>Phone:</i> 702-623-4649<p><i>Hours:</i> Open from 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. daily<p>Chinatown lands a new hot pot restaurant, bringing Ma La-style broths, referring to the numbing and spicy concoctions. <b>Chengdu Laozao Hot Pot</b> serves broths from the Sichuan province …

Las Vegas

Why would you want to make chili in a sheet pan? Flavor.

I love my sheet pans, I do. Just about every Sunday, as I'm sure I've said before, I spend most of the afternoon rotating them in and out of my oven, as I roast vegetable after vegetable. I use those vegetables in various combinations and with various sauces and toppings in grain bowls, salads, …

This is the only investment “rule” you really need to get richer

With stock indices way up for the year, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average — which topped 23,000 in mid-October 18 and seems to be chugging …