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12 DIY Jewelry Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Wear

Christmas is around the corner and <i>gasp</i>! You need gifts for your gal pals. And you’re on a budget. Luckily, we’ve searched the interwebs high and low and found some of the best jewelry you can DIY that your friends will be proud to wear. Let’s start with necklaces!<p>1. Prairie Feather Necklace: Isn’t …

The Year’s Most Beautiful Photos From Space

Cosmic photography is always breathtaking, so a full year’s worth of images provides plenty of choices. Here are some of 2013’s highlights.

Five Travel Startups for Pre-Trip Research and Planning

This week’s roundup of travel startups looks at companies that help travelers research destination and accommodation options based on their budget, …

Printstagram Brings Your Travel Photos to Life at Home - Vagabondish

If it didn’t make me look like a complete lunatic (or serial killer), I’d wallpaper Vagabondish HQ with every Instagram and travel photo I’ve ever …

French People Take The Most Days Off Yet Feel The Most Deprived, And Other Vacation Factoids

It’s weird to think the government mandates paid vacation time in pretty much every country besides the United States. Oh, to what exotic destinations we would go if we only had the time!<p>What’s even weirder, though, is that the people who get an entire month off feel the least satisfied: Expedia’s …

Romantic Getaway: Long Weekend in Annecy, France

Paris may have dibs on big city romance, but when it comes to the ultimate romantic French weekend getaway, few towns can surpass Annecy. This …

France

Great Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Buying holiday gifts for frequent travelers can be a difficult task. (How many U-shaped neck pillows does one person need?) While there are plenty of useful gadgets and accessories to choose from, it's a challenge to determine what items are actually practical and what items will inevitably find a …

The Best Beauty Gifts for the 2017 Holidays

Presents so perfect, there's no need to include a receipt.<p>Save time shopping by clicking through our most beloved beauty gift picks.

5 Different Heel Heights, 1 Ridiculously Clever Shoe

Every so often we stumble across something online that makes us scratch our heads and say, “why didn’t we think of that?” Today we’re reveling in the genius of a pair of shoes. That’s right. Shoes! What looks like a couple pairs of basic black heels is actually one shoe with five different heel …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

The all-in-one makeup & brush bag

Give your makeup bag a makeover with the kit that's a frequent flyer's best friend. With storage for four brushes and all your favorite products, …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in the U.S. (Photos)

The world’s best hotels and resorts aren’t necessarily overseas. In this list, readers pick the most impressive properties right here at home, from …

7 DIY Crayon Lipsticks to Make Now

Around here, we love DIY beauty goodies and lipstick in equal measure. After seeing DIY crayon lipstick recipes around the web, we decided it was …

Makeup

Freshen Up Your Home! Make Your Own Homemade Deodorizing Disks

I recently had someone ask me via the One Good Thing By Jillee Facebook page how they could get rid of the smell emanating from their trash …

A Game Of Thrones Travel Guide To Get You Through The Wait

We know. We know.<p>We’re all patiently waiting for the next season to start. What’s next after Season 3’s all too traumatizing Red wedding and the unquestionable winter that’s coming to Westeros?<p>With the premiere scheduled for spring of next year (yes, <i>that</i> long), there’s no better way to get our fill …

5 Must-Have In-Flight Beauty Products

No matter where you’re headed, helping your skin look good is just as important as the clothes you pack. If photoshopping vacation photos isn’t your …

Skin Care

Coolest Beauty Trends & The Girls Who Wear 'em + Secret Tips! | Hello Street Style

20 of the best handbags under £100 – in pictures

A nice handbag doesn't have to cost more than the rent. Here is our pick of the 20 best handbags under £100 on the high street right now: from leather totes to smart shoulder bags and bowling-style bags in bright colours

The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

We can hear the music of the Roaring '20s anytime we want. But what if you could hear the day-to-day sounds of what it was like to live at that vibrant time?<p>That's the basis of Emily Thompson's project "The Roaring Twenties." She's a history professor at Princeton University who's been mapping the …

1,000 days of the sun in three minutes

Watch three years of solar activity in three minutes, in this NASA video.<p>In the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, provided …

Astronomy

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Hiking

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

Vatican suspends German 'Bishop of Bling'

Among the reported $42 million in expenditures by the bishop of Limburg: a $20,000 bathtub, $34,000 conference table and $4 million chapel.<p>BERLIN — Pope Francis has suspended a German bishop caught in a furor over a $42 million renovation to his residence that features lavish fixtures and artwork …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Art

Wrapper’s Delight: 20 Trendy Nail Wraps

We get it—sometimes you just don’t have time to give yourself a salon-quality mani, especially when you’re trying to match the intricacies of stylized nail art. So we present you with this quick, must-try solution: nail wraps! You <i>must</i> have seen these stickers sitting on the shelves at your local …

Genius Invention Alert: Cushioned Tights for High-Heel Lovers!

Opaque, sheer, polka-dot, or animal-print—no matter what your tights of choice are this fall, here's something that's bound to massively improve your quality of life, especially if you love wearing high heels.<p>Say hello to Marks & Spencer's brand-new "Hi Heel" padded tights—hosiery that has a soft …