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14 Easy 5-Minute ‘Dos MADE for the First Day of School (Or Work ;)

If there is one thing we wish we could magically wake up to in the morning (besides Chris Pratt, of course), it’s beautiful, frizz-free hair. We are still waiting for <i>The Jetsons’</i>s hair machine that could easily fix all of our styling problems. But in the meantime, we’re sharing 14 updos that will …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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7 Underrated Cities in Italy You Have to Visit on Study Abroad

<b>A guide to some of Italy's beautiful hidden gems</b><p>By Nina Truong, Emory University.<p>When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities. Each city in Italy has very distinct architecture …

Introducing A Blog About The Legal Marijuana Industry (Which Is On Fire)

When a bi-partisan bill comes to the floor of the US senate that would allow financial institutions to provide services to legal marijuana businesses, it’s a good time for Forbes to start covering the Cannabis Industry in earnest.<p>Twenty-three states already have laws legalizing marijuana in some …

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10 Essentials for Your First Non-Dorm Home

Bye, shower caddy! Hello, grown-up furniture.<p>No white board, no extra-long sheets and no mini-fridge: These decorating essentials (recommended by the pros!) are all you need to create an adult living space that still feels young and vibrant.

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7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Tipped Minimum Wages for Restaurant Workers May Increase in Several States

Along with raising the minimum wage, a growing number of states are looking into increasing their tipped minimum wages, too. Currently, those who work in positions that earn tips are paid an hourly rate that is typically lower than the state or federal minimum wage. The pressure to raise wages is …

How to Save Money When Booking a Cruise

Cruising is one of the best vacation values out there, with your room, several free restaurant choices and oodles of daytime and evening entertainment included in the cruise fare. But that doesn't mean the per-person ticket price is always cheap. If you're a bargain hunter, there's always room to …

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

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16 Spring Items Every Woman Should Own

We're anxiously awaiting spring's arrival, and in the meantime making sure our wardrobes are ready.<p>We're anxiously awaiting spring's arrival—and in the meantime making sure our wardrobes are ready. From the perfect trench to leg-lengthening flares, shop our picks for the spring basics you shouldn't …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

How Hotels are Capitalizing on What Business Travelers Value Most

<i>PortoBay Hotels & Resorts / Flickr</i><p>Hotels have long catered to business travelers, and for good reason. According to a U.S. Travel Association report, direct spending by domestic and international business travelers in the U.S. totaled $266.5 billion in 2013, representing almost a third of all money …

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

5 Tips to Help You Save Money While Traveling

Before I quit my job to take my first trip to Europe, I had no idea what I was doing. The only traveling I had done before was the 'vacation' type of traveling -- booking when I had the money to spend or the days off, and I didn't take much time to investigate how to travel smarter, better and …

Our Children Took Us to Italy...

Recently, my family and I undertook a do-it-ourselves Grand Tour that had been planned entirely by the children. My husband and I were along for the drive. And to pay.<p>Our objective was to explore some of the important sights in the history of Western Civilization in the company of our kids before …

Learn This Customer Service Secret While Unwinding In A 5-Star Luxury Lounge

Today I’m going to teach you a way of interacting with customers that can transform the level of customer service you provide. You can read it here on this page or, if you want to see this acted out by experienced professionals<i>,</i> hightail it over to your nearest 5-star hotel, and specifically to …

The Best Filet Mignon Steak for Your Best Lady

With a truffle mushroom ragout.<p><i>For Valentine's Day this year, we asked the great Charlie Palmer (of his eponymous Steak) to craft the ultimate dinner menu for you. Of course, it's really not for you, but for the special person in your life. So join us in cooking up something truly unforgettable,</i> …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Lessons in Vulnerability: Visiting the ER Abroad

"If anyone asks, you're my cousin." Up until then, I was trying to play it cool. Yes, I felt like my lungs were closing up on me, my breath labored and in shorter supply. "This is what asthma feels like," I try and joke to myself. But my joke falls as flat as the limited air in my chest, and I'm …

Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Don't get sour about balsamic vinegar. Learn to navigate the labels!</i><p>Ever find yourself at the grocery store hoping to buy balsamic vinegar but have no …

The Murky Legal World of the DNA You Leave Behind at Restaurants

Whenever you go out to eat, you leave behind more than a tip at the restaurant: You're leaving behind your DNA, and entering a murky world with far-reaching consequences for privacy, U.S. law, and 21st-century technology.<p>Think about everything else you left behind at the table the last time you …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

ThisClothing Acts Like A Personal Heater When Temperatures Drop

Feel the warmth of your own body heat with these new ingenious, nanowire-filled fabrics.<p>When temperatures drop, you may wear your next heater instead of turning up the thermostat. New nanowire-coated clothing is designed to keep people toasty without wasting energy heating empty spaces in …

10 Best U.S. Ski Resorts for Non-Skiers

There are two types of people in this world: those who ski, and those who don't. But if you fall into the latter camp and have never vacationed at a ski lodge, then you've been missing out. Resorts across the country go all out to accommodate their non-skiing guests, with enough activities both on …

8 Things Recent Grads Waste Money On

When it comes to your finances, knowledge is power. That means understanding where 20-somethings have gone wrong before is key to making sure you come out ahead.

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Blackberry stock soared 29% yesterday after Reuters reported that Samsung was considering buying the company.</b> But after Blackberry denied the report, the stock was down 15% after hours.<p><b>2. Facebook has launched its "Facebook At Work" service.</b> Some companies are testing out the service that lets …

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10 Ways to Save Tons of Cash When You Travel in 2015

<i>By: Matthew Kepnes</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>OK, so 2015 is here. Maybe you made resolutions -- eat more bacon, quit smoking, whatever -- but traveling more is one you can definitely keep. Most people don't because they think they're too busy, or it's too expensive. Well, what if I told you saving money …

Grain-Free Baking? Yes, You Can!

There are lots of good reasons to go grain-free. For instance, cutting wheat and other grains out of your diet can help you normalize your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.<p>But I won't lie: Giving up grains is a big lifestyle change. And at first, it can be hard -- especially if …

How the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Does a Pantry Purge

As we move to a new office, the Bon Appétit test kitchen is purging and organizing their workspace. Use some of their rules in your own kitchen.<p>Later this month, the <i>Bon Appétit</i> crew is moving from Times Square to our shiny, brand-new offices in One World Trade. Everyone is frantically clearing our …

7 Brand New Gadgets for Food Lovers

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, officially kicked off today in Las Vegas. For tech geeks, this is their Super Bowl. The show is simply massive, …

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