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7 Face Oils for Every Type of Skin

Don’t let the word “oil” scare you. Here are seven formulas fit for any face.

5 Butt-Busting Exercises To Whip You Into Shape

Our waistlines are already lamenting the nonstop treat-eating sessions and boozy soirées that litter our calendar for the next few weeks. We’ve …

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Shoptiques Launches Home Decor, Offers Exclusive Discount

What better way to usher in spring than with a few pick-me-ups for your pad? Well, e-retailer Shoptiques definitely got the memo. The online store — …

Phil Keoghan's 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

The Amazing Race host shares with BuzzFeed his personal adventures from a lifetime of travel.

New Zealand

Top 401(k) ETFs You Should Own In Your Retirement Plans

What’s in your 401(k) plan? In most cases, less is more.<p>Fewer fund selections with more diversified funds helps you create a better portfolio. And if you have low-cost, index exchange-traded funds (ETFs), you can create a portfolio that’s going to build your retirement kitty.<p>While ETFs are still …

The 100 best novels: an introduction

Robert McCrum introduces our definitive list of the greatest novels written in English, a 100-week project that begins with John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress<p>If lists are a guilty pleasure, then book lists are a sinful addiction. That's an observation for which the <i>Observer</i> can adduce empirical …

13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search

Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.<p>Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, …

The 24 Best Websites For Women

The other day, we took a <i>tiny</i> bit of an issue with <i>Forbes</i>' list of the top 100 websites for women (more on that here). And, while the publication has …

20 Inspiring Films To Watch Before You Turn 30

These all have important life lessons. Like, definitely trust that random hot guy who looks like Ethan Hawke.

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Online Shopping Tips, Deals, Sales, Discounts

Best Books To Read - New, Favorite Novels

48 Hours: Baltimore, Maryland

From the June/July 2013 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>A Civil War-era cannon points its barrel at the Baltimore Harbor from Federal Hill Park, above a sentinel of waterfront luxury condos. Yet the real eye-catcher stands between—a three-story kaleidoscope of glass shards spackled onto the …

Andy Warhol

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Prague

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> On your first day in Prague, get high — in elevation, that is. Put on your hiking shoes and walk up to the top of one of the city's hills to take in a macro view of the skyline. Petrin Hill (Prague 5) or Letna Park (Prague 7) is best. I often hear …

20 Most Important Restaurants in America

<b>By Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit</b><p>No, we're not talking the fanciest, trendiest, or even the ones with the most stars. These are the places that define how we eat out. They're the fearless spots the drive chefs to innovate, restauranteurs to imitate, and the rest of us to line up. In short, these are …

Can't Miss Things to Do in Florence This Summer

Those visiting Florence, whether for a brief sojourn or extended stay, have myriad options and ways to make their weekend here as exciting and culturally enriching as possible. Things to do in Florence range from outdoor sightseeing and dining to indoor nighttime events and more. While certain …

Italy

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

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Mouthwatering Montréal: a food-lover's neighbourhood guide

What is it that makes Montréal such a fascinating city for travellers? At first glance, it doesn’t have the iconic attractions that sum up a city in the traveller’s mind - to love this city, you need to explore its diverse neighbourhoods.<p>The Downtown area is filled with upmarket shopping malls and …

Use This Tipping Guide And You'll Never Look Cheap Again

According to the rest of the world, Americans (more specifically, New Yorkers) are the most generous tippers out there.<p>But even within the U.S., tipping etiquette changes in just about every region. It may be customary to leave an extra 20% for your waiter in Manhattan, but a waiter in Atlanta may …

Etiquette

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

One day in Brooklyn: the perfect itinerary

For many first-time visitors to New York, New York equals Manhattan. But just a couple of subway stops across the river lies a whole other delicious world that deserves your exploration. So set aside a day to take a tour of Brooklyn, with these hand-picked highlights from Brooklyn local, Brian …

How To Contour Your Face, DIY Fresh Flower Crown, 1 Product 4 Ways, and More: Reading List

<i>We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.</i><p>How To: Contour Your Face: Self-confessed contour addict and Birchbox staffer Deepica shares her tips for an every day contour that looks natural and helps define the face.<p>How to Make a DIY Fresh Flower Crown: Floral crowns are everywhere these days and now you can make your own …

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Four apps encourage smarter detours

Far beyond showing you the shortest way from A to B, these four GPS-enabled apps show the most interesting and amusing ways to get to your desired destination.<p>Common wisdom has it that technology disconnects us from the real world, hindering us from interacting with our environment and experiencing …

Apps