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Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …

Skin Care

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …

22-Year-Old Designer Stunningly Blends Art with Fashion

Yesterday, our friend and ever so talented photographer Alex Stoddard emailed us to tell us about a Kickstarter project that deserves our attention. Michelle Hbert is a 22-year-old up-and-coming designer that creates fashion that seems larger than life. Her dream is to produce her first …

Art

Here's Lorde's Tears For Fears Cover From 'Catching Fire'

Courtesy of Vulture, here is Lorde's contribution to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," a cover of the Tears For Fears classic, "Everybody Wants To Rule The World. Dennis Miller approves.<p>"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is out on Nov. 22.

Brazil

Landscape photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The winners of the inaugural Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year awards have been announced

There are coastlines and then there are real dramatic coastlines like this: http://huff.to/19beWfs Where are you favourite spots where land meets water? Photo: Minube

Clever Minimalist Illustrations Compare Paris and New York

Freelance art director and graphic designer Vahram Muratyan lives between Paris and New York. As a result of his travels and his interest in the frequently visited cities, he began a blog that visually compares the similarities, both obvious and subtle, between the two major metropolises.<p>In the …

France

In pictures: Some great (and hidden) Toronto public spaces

Writer Amanda Kwan tours six of Toronto's best publicly owned private spaces with city councillor Josh Matlow and others

Toronto

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …

Hairstyling

Pants, Please! Mango's Fall Crop Will Have You Swearing Off Summer Skirts

You know all those minis, midis, and maxis you lived in all summer? Well, they just won't cut it for fall. You know this. So, why mourn bygone skirts …

How To Microwave Mug Cakes That Actually Taste Good

Attention, dorm-bound people. Here are some important tips and recipes from the author of a new mug cake cookbook.<p>Microwave mug cakes are not as good as real cakes. But they are awesome in a different way: You can make them fast enough to satisfy an emergency homemade treat craving without an oven, …

'Necessary Errors' By Caleb Crain: The Book We're Talking About

<i>Necessary Errors</i> by Caleb Crain<p>Penguin Books, $16.00<p>Published on August 6, 2013<p><b>What is it about?</b><p>The book is about expats in Prague during the early 90s. It focuses on Jacob, who teaches English to Czechs, and his relationship with the community of expats he enters into.<p><b>Why are we talking about …

Journalism

THE WHITE PRINCESS Successfully Combines the Historical and the Fictional

Book Review Jackie K Cooper<p>THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory<p>Among the writers of historical romance novels Philippa Gregory is the crème de la crème. She, more than any other author in this genre, seems able to combine the fictional with the historical and make it a winning combination. This …

Books

Jennifer Aniston's Billabong Dress And More Cheap Celeb Finds Of The Week (PHOTOS)

As the summer heats up, so does celebrity style. A few of our favorite stars took the warm weather as an opportunity to strut their stuff in adorable (and insanely affordable) looks.<p>Miranda Kerr wowed in a leather ASOS hat (for $40), while Jennifer Aniston looked cute as a button in a $59 Billabong …

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …

Recipes

YA Summer Reading: 17 Amazing Books To Get You Through September

<b>By Riley Griffin, 17</b><p>A few blocks from my house is a bookstore. There, on the second floor, in the small corner by the window, is where I am happiest. It’s my “the eye of the storm”: a sanctuary that allows me to avoid the calamities of this world by escaping to another. Call me old-fashioned, but …

Wente: What has Trudeau been smoking?

I’m not overly invested in the marijuana debate. My friends and I all smoked pot when we were young, but hardly any of us bother any more. In my circle, the drugs of choice are martinis and Chardonnay. Frankly, we consider stoners déclassé.<p>That doesn’t mean pot laws are of no concern to the upper …

Cannabis

15 Need-to-Know Custom Clothing Companies

No one does DIY quite like Brit + Co. Whether it’s friendship bracelets, a trendy up-do or the classic summer beach wrap, they have you covered. But, if you’re like me, you probably throw your favorite DIY ideas on a Pinterest board and end up saving them for a rainy day.<p>If you can’t customize your …

Clothing

101 Home Makeover Ideas from 101 Designers

From a new coat of paint to better light bulbs.<p>So you want to do something different to your home right now? Here are 101 ideas from 101 designers, and there's something for every room.

Sketchbook Sneak Peek: Matthew William Robinson

One of the great, unexpected things about starting this column is the fact that, each week, I am able to see the myriad ways that artists use their …

Illustration

Goodreads reveals the “most abandoned” books

Books by E L James and J.K. Rowling top a ranking of readers’ most-shelved novels<p>Life's too short for bad books.<p>That's why Goodreads has come out with an infographic to help budding book editors and readers alike tell trash from "Treasure Island."<p>Readers surveyed from the database said they jumped …

Brazil

How to Maximize Seating in a Small Space

Small spaces can be difficult to lay out and decorate, particularly if you have a large family or like to entertain and need a lot of seating space. …

Fast Forward: Home Furniture & Technology of the Future

Product and interior designer Philippe Starck shared some interesting predictions about the future of design while in New York in 2012. Addressing a …

The Do's And Don'ts Of Eating Sushi

There's a fine etiquette to sushi, and you'd do well to master it.

Baird raises jailed Canadian journalist’s case in Egypt

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he raised the case of a Canadian journalist on trial in Egypt when he met with his counterpart in Cairo this week, noting concerns about Mohamed Fahmy's medical needs and the importance of a fair and timely trial.<p>Mr. Baird said he discussed the matter with …

Levi's Shapewear Jeans Will Give You A Lift (PHOTOS)

For some of us, shapewear is a vital part of every outfit. So imagine the time we'd save if Spanx were actually <i>built in</i> to our clothing!<p>Well, we don't have to imagine for much longer. Though we've heard rumors of Spanx jeans in the past, someone else beat them to the punch: Today, Levi's revealed …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Ad Campaign Uses Powerful Photographs to Explain that Facebook Likes Don’t Help

When they were tasked with putting together a powerful advertising campaign for Crisis Relief Singapore, ad agency Publicis Singapore mixed …