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11 Must-pack Items, According to Full-time Travel Writers

As a travel journalist, I often feel I've hit the career jackpot. I travel as often as my passport allows — 28 countries and counting! — and I’m able …

New York City

The Instant, Genius Way to Make Any Fish Dinner More Delicious

I’m about to give you a magic wand to make any mild-mannered fish delicious (and it doesn’t involve beer-battering and <b>dousing in malt …

Cooking

'This Guy Had Really Done A Great Job Before I Started': Jo Nesbo's 'Macbeth'

The Hogarth Shakespeare series has been having a little fun with the Bard in recent years, reimagining the plays for a 21st-century audience. The latest edition is a retelling of <i>Macbeth</i> by Jo Nesbo, the Norwegian author widely celebrated as the king of Nordic Noir.<p>Of course, it's not the kind of …

Macbeth

Give Yourself a Lymphatic Drainage Facial

It’s easier than you think.<p>The upside of all our bad weather is that there’s absolutely no shame in being a couch potato. And why not be a beautiful couch potato, while you’re sipping tea and catching up on your shows? One of my favorite at-home facial techniques to do when I have the time is …

Skin Care

Daniel Day-Lewis And Lesley Manville Have An Oscar-Worthy Food Fight In ‘Phantom Thread’ Deleted Scene

There’s a <i>Phantom Thread</i> one-liner for every situation. Is someone pestering you? “I cannot start my day with a confrontation. I simply have no time for confrontations.” Is someone making too much noise? “It’s like you just rode a horse across the room!” Have you just been served terrible food …

Lesley Manville

These Serums Actually Work, According To Top Dermatologists

Sure, a new pair of shoes or an It bag is nice, but many of us are more wiling to shell out a chunk of our paychecks for quality skin care, all in …

Skin Care

The Red Carpet Beauty Tricks All Celebs Use

Red-carpet season has (unfortunately) come to an end, but we’re still dreaming of all the glitzy looks we swooned over for the past three months. …

The crisis in modern masculinity

Luridly retro ideas of what it means to be a man have caused a dangerous rush of testosterone around the world – from Modi’s Hindu supremacism to Trump’s nuclear brinkmanship<p>On the evening of 30 January 1948, five months after the independence and partition of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was …

Osama Bin Laden

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

Anthony Bourdain

10 traditional Paris shops where you can buy a piece of history

Evidence of the wave of young creatives opening coffee shops and concept stores that challenge Parisian traditions – and some would say bringing …

France

This Might Be the Rarest Rolex Ever Put Up for Auction

The white gold Cosmograph Daytona is nicknamed "The Unicorn."<p>That faint popping noise you hear? It's the sound of watch collectors the world over having their minds blown. Because in a major move, one of the rarest Rolex watches ever produced—quite possibly <i>the</i> rarest—is being put up for auction by …

Watches

Ken Burns to Stanford Grads: Trump Is "an Insult to Our History"

President Hennessy, members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished faculty and staff, proud and relieved parents, calm and serene grandparents, …

Affordable Care Act

I Drank Moon Juice for One Week and Here’s What Happened

Moon Juice has had a cult following for its line of “dusts” that promise to help you look, think, and sleep better. While I love the concept (more zzz’s? Yes please!), the skeptic in me is wary of any line of products that seems too good to be true. So when a friend tipped me on her latest …

Nutrition

How did 18th century’s literary women relieve domestic distress? With opiates

It wasn’t just men such as Coleridge and De Quincey who took drugs, study of Mary Robinson and Harriet Martineau reveals<p>The fantastical poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the scandalous journal of “opium eater” Thomas De Quincey notoriously celebrate the influence of opium. Now, beyond …

Literature

Meghan Markle uses face yoga to make her skin look more sculpted - the moves you need to lift your features

Imagine being able to sculpt your face, boost skin glow and smooth frown lines for free? Well, you can! It's all down to facial yoga, a method used …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

The poet’s modernist masterpiece gathered fragments of an arduous life, some of which can be traced to a seafront shelter in Margate<p>In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the …

Literature

Want a natural face-lift? Try the cult £35 jade tool loved by our beauty experts

Just before Christmas I found myself sitting at a stranger’s dining table with a jade implement in my hand which I couldn’t stop massaging into my face.<p>There must be something instinctive that makes humans want to press jade against their skin – perhaps it’s the smoothness. Or the cooling …

The Antioxidant Serums We Trust for Bright, Even Skin

Antioxidants are an important part of any thorough skincare routine. They do so many glorious things: Antioxidants are the anti-inflammatory, …

Why This Cult-Favorite Brand Is Actually Making Its Products Cheaper

If you’ve been following the beauty-industry success story that is The Ordinary’s rise from under-the-radar status to Sephora shelves, then you …

59 Dope Things On Amazon Prime That Have A Cult Following

It's hard to imagine that knife sets and hair brushes could inspire such fanatical enthusiasm, yet scroll through some of Amazon's highest-rated …

Skin Care

24 French Pharmacy Products That People Actually Swear By

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Bella Hadid's Makeup Artist On How To Achieve the Ultimate "No Makeup" Look

With the winter season officially in full swing, simultaneously trying to achieve healthy and hydrated skin with an effortless makeup look can be the ultimate balancing act. Luckily, thanks to celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, whose impressive clientele of supermodels and A-list actresses …

Makeup

What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Paris

It’s not all Breton stripes, tousled bangs, and baguettes.<p>Paris: fashion capital, architectural marvel, and home to as many Michelin-star restaurants …

France

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Florence

There are more Renaissance artworks than people in this famous Italian city—and you’ll want to see them all. But these underrated Florentine …

The most stylish fashion books to give and receive this Christmas

Even the fashion fan who has everything will find something new to love in one of these fashion books. Because a couture gown may be out of reach for most of us - but a book full of them can feel almost as special.<p>All About Yves by Catherine Örmen<p><b>Flip to:</b> The glassine envelope of paper dolls …

The Best (Cheap) Places To Go In Europe This Winter

After all the festivities of December follows the inevitable holiday funk. Come mid-January, a magical European traipse sounds like the ideal escape from the season’s doldrums. And you wouldn’t be wrong. In fact, heading to Europe during the off-season is the best idea you’ve ever had. The flights …

European Travel

14 Highly Rated Beauty Products Anyone Would Love To Find In Their Stocking

For the person who won't trust anything with less than 1,000 reviews, especially when it comes to their skin and hair.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</i> …

Daniel Day-Lewis Opens Up About Giving Up Acting After Phantom Thread

Around two years ago, as part of his preparation to play the couturier ­Reynolds Woodcock in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, <i>Phantom Thread</i>, Daniel Day-Lewis re-created a Balenciaga dress. At that time, Day-Lewis could not have predicted that Woodcock would be the last character he would play. …