Monica Ortiz

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25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

17 Best Anti-Aging Oils for Women Over 50

Wrinkles and fine lines won't stand a chance against the best anti-aging oils for over-50 women. While your go-to serums and treatments are essential …

Skin Care

21 of the Most Beautiful Bohemian Style Home Designs

You can find definitions of Bohemian style decor online. They're described as spaces filled with lots of plants, colors, patterns, rattan, and stuff. …

Home Decorating

9 Hilarious Wedding Invitations That Simply Can’t Be Ignored

The expectation of a picture-perfect storybook wedding often turns what is supposed to be a beautiful time in two people’s lives into a stressful, …

Pistons’ Reggie Bullock to transgender community: ‘I see y’all as people that I love’

The NYC Pride March is still a week away, but Reggie Bullock already is nervous. He has yet to decide on an outfit; he will get to that. He knows he is bringing his 5-year-old son with him to ride atop the NBA’s annual float.<p>Will Reggie Jr. ask questions? Probably. It is the first time the boy will …

17 Ways to Put Wine in Your Blender This Summer

Tired of rosé? We don’t fully empathize since we’re all for the pink drink, but if you’re on the hunt for alternative summer-friendly beverages, we …

Beverages

The $56 Gap Dress That Can't Be Restocked Fast Enough

Dear readers, we know how much you love dresses. Floral dresses, spotted dresses, colorful dresses—this is the one thing that it seems you can't …

The 15 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Lock Your Doors

Serial killers, sadistic cartels, and sinister cults abound in our list of the absolute-best crime documentaries on Netflix (US) right now.<p>It’s no small secret: we’re obsessed with true crime. There’s probably a reason stories of assassination, murder, and torture keep us coming back for more. But …

It's a homecoming for artist Charles White at the Art Institute

It’s a kind of homecoming for artist, activist and educator Charles White (1918-1979), whose work is now hanging in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. Running through Sept. 3, “Charles White: A Retrospective” offers a chronology spanning the artist’s four-decade career.<p>It’s the first …

Art

We Found The Most Flattering Dresses Ever Under $50

It doesn’t take millions of dollars to find flattering dresses that fit well and look great. If you’ve got $50 or less (and sometimes even way less), …

A 2-Week Keto Meal Plan For Weight Loss

Interested in starting the keto diet, but have no idea what you should and should not be eating? We've got you covered. The following recipes meet the low-carb, high-fat requirement, and combined with a consistent workout routine, you're going to drop the pounds in no time. Bon appétit!

Healthy Eating

How to Reset Your Metabolism in Exactly 24 Hours

Exercise and dietary "quick fixes" might seem enticing, but in the long-run, they could wreak havoc with your metabolism. Lyn-Genet Recitas, …

This Strength-Training Workout Will Shape Up Your Back, Biceps, and Butt

With Summer approaching rapidly, we can't help wanting to look good in our jean shorts and tank tops. The first step is knowing that you already <i>do</i> look good, no matter what Summer gear you choose to wear! But to give you an extra boost of confidence, we've got a comprehensive strength-training …

Workouts

Americans are depressed and suicidal because something is wrong with our culture

<i>Correction & clarification: A prior version of this column misspelled Halle Berry's name.</i><p>In September of 2004, I received the call that every person dreads: My father had dropped dead of a heart attack at the age of 61. It came at a time when I was already grappling with other issues, including …

Drew Barrymore

If you’re serious about losing fat, 50% of your daily nutrients need to come from carbs

When you’re trying to lose body fat, cutting out whole food groups can be tempting.<p>It’s out with the carbs and fat, in with the lean protein and …

Clarence Thomas compared the Supreme Court’s gay wedding cake case to cross-burning

US Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas is enigmatic. The court’s mostly silent justice speaks so little at oral arguments that his few utterances get serious attention.<p>In 2002, for example, during arguments in <i>Virginia v. Black—</i>a case about the constitutionality of a statute banning …

Rights & Freedoms

The Most Comfortable Strapless Bra I’ve Ever Worn Sold Out in 48 Hours

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple. For more articles like this, visit realsimple.com.</i><p>I have countless bra options as a 34B, since it's …

Clothing

Cook County Hospital redevelopment nears starting line, with $135 million in financing

Work to convert the long-vacant Cook County Hospital building into two Hyatt hotels, medical offices and retail space is expected to start soon, after the project secured about $135 million in financing.<p>Civic Health Development Group, the team led by Murphy Development Group, confirmed it closed …

7 Natural Ways To Keep Cockroaches & Other Bugs Out Of Your House

Summer means rosé all day, pool floats, and uninvited house guests that won't leave, and I don't mean your couch-surfing friends. These freeloaders …

Make This Easy Grilled Chicken with Avocado for Dinner — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Why I Let Go of My Perfect Relationship

<i>What does it really mean to let go? When we turned this question over to our editors and readers, their responses proved that grief, catharsis, and</i> …

Lemon Vinaigrette

This <b>lemon vinaigrette</b> is a staple dressing recipe and instantly brightens any salad or plate of veggies. Made from just a handful of ingredients …

5 Low-Carb Cocktails You Can Drink on a Diet

There's no need to give up booze on a low-carb diet. Just be smart about what you drink.<p>Thinking of going on a low-carb diet? Good news: while you need to be more conscious of what you choose to imbibe, there's no need to ditch alcohol altogether. (Cue the sighs of relief.)<p>Yes, some drinks are …

Lady in blue: the nudes of Lisa Brice – in pictures

South Africa-born artist Lisa Brice first began working on her series of blue female nudes in 2014. “The situations are imagined,” she says, “but based on real experience.” They’ve been all-consuming at times: “I painted a group of 60 continuously day and night for a month,” she says. “Eventually …

Art

#SayHerName: 100 Years Ago, Mary Turner Was Lynched

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This story contains graphic descriptions of a lynching, which some may find triggering.</i><p>Mary Turner was eight months pregnant when she …

People Are Straight-up Obsessed With These 32 Ridiculously Clever Products On Amazon Prime

One minute a product is just a glimmer in the eye of some clever inventor or designer — then suddenly you look around, you talk with your friends, …

Cudjo Lewis: the last survivor of the last slave ship from Africa to America

<i>Cudjo Lewis told his story to Zora Neale Hurston, whose 1931 book Barracoon is now being published for the first time</i><p>One longstanding feature of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature is the Cheltenham Booker Prize, which picks a year before the real Booker began and decides which novel would have …

The Best Smart Home Products to Simplify Your Life

Wouldn’t it be great if you could start your coffee maker just as soon as you hit snooze on your alarm? Well, with a smart coffee maker, that dream …

These Japanese fluffy pancakes are the ultimate new food trend

LIFESTYLE FOOD<p><b>These ultra-soft pancakes have taken over both the Tokyo food scene and Instagram.</b><p>These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the …