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11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Europe

The 11 Dreamiest Airbnbs for a Romantic Getaway

Fluffy white robes and room service are great and all—but wouldn’t it be nice to stay somewhere a bit more...special? Like a cabin with a private …

Outdoors

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

13 Eye Creams Dermatologists Actually Use on Themselves

You kind of have to play Goldilocks with an eye cream. It can't be too thick or too subtle—it has to be <i>just</i> <i>right</i>. Creams that are too emollient wreak …

Skin Care

The best coffee grinders you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Baratza/Business Insider</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Freshly ground coffee is addictive and delicious. If you want to make the perfect brew each …

Coffee

8 Little-Known Products Sephora Can't Keep in Stock

As far as we're concerned, all of the products residing in Sephora's hallowed halls can be separated into two categories: The first is composed of …

Skin Care

10 Drugstore Beauty Products We Can’t Stop Using

Speaking (writing?) as a former beauty editor, if anyone needs to KonMari their life, it’s probably a former beauty editor. Between receiving new …

Why I Only Use Skin Care That Comes In Ugly Packaging

In sex-ed class at my all-girls Catholic high school, we read a book that used shampoo to make the case for saving yourself for marriage. The …

31 Simple Style Cheat Sheets For Guys Who Don't Know WTF They're Doing

Dress for success.

Long Haul Flight Essentials: Carry on Packing List to Travel Lighter | Croatia Travel Blog

Long Haul Flight Essentials: Carry on Packing List to Travel Lighter<p>You’re in luck we’ve got a doubly helpful post for you today. Part one is about …

This Best-Selling Eyeliner Has 4k Reviews On Amazon

With the exception of trolls just out to incite, you can pretty much count on the people of the internet to give it to you straight. Redditors, …

This New K-Beauty Trend Will Give You A Facial While You Sleep

The beautysphere is currently <i>very</i> into products with dramatic peel-off effects. For awhile, videos of women in physical pain as they peeled off their …

The Fascinating Reason Your Favorite Haircare Brands Smell So Good

I have a confession to make: When it comes to hair products, smell is just as important to me, if not <i>more</i> important, than the formula itself. If a …

Beauty

Marinated Tofu and Vegetable Stir-fry Recipe

IMAGE Patrick Martires<p>Encourage your family to eat more greens and reduce your household’s carbon footprint with this easy tofu recipe. Experiment …

Where to Find Coffee Near SXSW

SXSW is a lengthy festival, taking place over ten days with nonstop panels, happy hours, and late night parties and concerts. This means festival-goers will need to fuel up, and what better way to do this than with coffee?<p>Eater put together a handy guide to the <b>best coffee shops near the SXSW …

6 Drugstore Skincare Products to Rival French Beauty Buys

Call it the Goop effect or just our love for all things French, but we can’t help that we lose our minds over even the most basic French beauty buys. Bioderma, Nuxe, Avibon — you name it; we’re searching for ways to get our hands on these simple, but luxurious staples short of buying a plane …

Skin Care

Beauty without the fluff: Meet the man who will make you look younger

At 38, Brandon Truaxe, a former computer science anorak, has comprehensively upset the beauty industry cart. First there are the cult products – at the cutting edge of beauty science and raved about by beauty editors and bloggers.<p>Items such as Hand Chemistry Pro-Repair which targets the appearance …

Skin Care

8 Essential Things to Take with You When You Travel

<i>This article originally appeared on Fortune.com.</i><p>Whether you’re a seasoned business traveler or just getting away for a few days, you know that …

Gear & Gadgets