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The Perfect Man Who Wasn’t

For years he used fake identities to charm women out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then his victims banded together to take him down.<p>By the spring of 2016, Missi Brandt had emerged from a rough few years with a new sense of solidity. At 45, she was three years sober and on the leeward side …

Everyone Is Going Through Something

On November 5th, right after halftime against the Hawks, I had a panic attack.<p>It came out of nowhere. I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if …

Be More Successful: New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Do It

<b>We all want to be more successful.</b><p>But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a …

8 ways to end bad habits

Bad habits; we all got’em. You know what they are. You know you should stop. But . . . it’s hard. In fact, sometimes you feel downright powerless. …

I Tried The Most Expensive Foundation On Earth — & Kinda Wish I Hadn't

If a 27 ml jar of foundation gave you the skin texture of a 2-year-old and the kind of movie star glow usually reserved for Cate Blanchett, would it …

This sleek futuristic pod is bringing a whole new meaning to luxury camping

If you prefer to go camping in comfort – and we definitely couldn’t fault you there as we’re a fan of anything that makes outdoor life easier – a new concept design in the form of a luxury camping pod may just be the holiday home of your dreams.<p>The sleek pods are the brainchild of Shanghai-based …

Sustainable Luxe: 5 Hotels Doing it Right

At these dreamy destinations, luxury goes hand in hand with the three pillars of sustainability.<p>Smart travelers now expect some elements of sustainability when they travel—and welcome it when it goes beyond picking up towels and reusable soap containers. As Keith Bellows, former editor in chief of</i> …

Call transcript: Trump urged Mexican president to stop criticizing wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump boasted about his election victory, pressured his Mexican counterpart to remain quiet about a border wall and called New Hampshire a "drug-infested den" in a phone call with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, according to a transcript of the conversation …

Here Is Anthony Scaramucci's "Communications Plan" From Before He Was Fired

"Make it clear that horn tooting and denigrating colleagues is unacceptable," Scaramucci's memo notes.

After China's crackdown, now Russia is banning VPNs too

It’s been a gloomy week for internet freedom.<p>On July 29 Russian president Vladimir Putin formally signed a law (link in Russian, .pdf) that prohibits the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other internet proxy services. The law was published on July 30, and will be implemented from November …

9 Ingenious Tricks to Make Your Bathroom Look Expensive

With the average bathroom remodel tapping in at nearly $18,000, we wouldn't blame you for throwing in the (bath) towel on retiling your loo in onyx …

Home Decorating

President Trump silent on Russia after Putin announced expulsion of U.S. diplomats

President Trump said nothing Monday in response to Russia’s planned expulsion of hundreds of American diplomats, announced over the weekend by President Vladi­mir Putin.<p>“Right now we’re reviewing our options, and when we have something to say on it, we’ll let you know,” White House spokeswoman …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

10 Space-Saving Tips And Storage Tricks You Should Steal From Tiny Homes

According to a survey conducted by Trulia, more than 43 percent of Americans want to live in bigger homes. According to common sense, every single one of them would love to do that without actually <i>paying</i> for a bigger home.<p>Are you in that same wishful-thinking boat?<p>Well then we encourage you to …

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

25 Ways to Fix a Sexless Marriage

This is actually great advice for anyone who’s in a relationship<p>Even happily married guys wonder what sorts of itches they’d be scratching if they were to ditch their partner. Their “newly single” fantasy might include long, naked weekends with a Hooters waitress, but the reality is not nearly as …

The Single Most Important Parenting Action We Can Take Today

A few years ago, my dad apologized for being distracted throughout my childhood. "I'm deeply sorry for that," he wrote. "I hope you always knew how much I loved you."<p>My dad didn't go into detail about what he was sorry for... He didn't need to. I knew. I remember.<p>But I remember something more.<p>I …

Parenting

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

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The Only 7 Items You Need to Add to Your Closet This Fall

Fall shopping is officially upon us! While there are certainly more tha enough trends to choose from this coming season, it always helps to highlight …

How to Transform Self-Criticism into Self-Appreciation

<b>“Stop hating yourself for everything you aren't. Start loving yourself for everything that you are.” ~Unknown</b><p>They stop you dead in your …

Self-control saps memory resources

New research shows that exercising willpower impairs memory function by draining shared brain mechanisms and structures<p>In an infamous set of experiments performed in the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel sat pre-school kids at a table, one by one, and placed a sweet treat – a small marshmallow, a …

Self Control

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Allure's 26 Most Pinned Beauty Products of All Time

What gives Allure beauty editors a rush? Discovering a new beauty product that we love so much, we can't help but spread the word. We practically shout our favorites from the mountain tops (or at least pin them on our Pinterest boards for our followers to discover). Here, we compiled the …

Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will have you laughing and nodding as he riffs on the world of parenting.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Fatherly</i>.<p>If you’re …

11 Cleaning Secrets to Steal From Hotel Maids

Use their insider smarts to recreate the white-glove treatment at home.<p>If anyone knows a thing or two about quick-yet-efficient cleaning, it's hotel maids. They have tons of practice — and loads of tips that can help you at home. Here, a few you should check out (pun intended!).<p><b>1. They clear the</b> …

How To Wear Blue Lipstick

Blue is having a moment — it’s the unofficial color of spring 2014 (sorry Radiant Orchid) and has been spotted everywhere from nail-polish …

The Latest Hair, Makeup, And Beauty Trends

This Cream Is Happy Skin In A Tube — Literally

Certain beauty products — think NARS blush in Orgasm, Clinique's Black Honey lipstick — are so good, they're practically famous. And, while we do …