Monica M Dickson

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The best international travel deals for Americans in 2017

The new year is a time when many of us set goals for the months ahead—and for a lot of people, those goals may include both travel and financial health. A look at the global currency markets offers some insight about where to travel in 2017 to get the most bang for your buck.<p>A tumultuous year in …

This Man Planned the Most Efficient U.S. Road Trip of All Time

Road Trips

20 Restaurant-Worthy Dipping Sauces You Can Totally Make at Home

What's a french fry or a chicken nugget without a dipping sauce for dunking? From fast-food copycat sauce recipes like Chick-fil-A's honey mustard to restaurant-worthy spreads like cilantro jalapeño sauce, there's a dipping sauce recipe that's sure to speak to you. Your fries, chicken nuggets, …

People Are Using Britain's New Plastic Money to Play Vinyl Records

The new plastic polymer £5 notes are bonkers. They can’t be crumpled, are extremely hard (though not impossible) to burn, and some wonky stuff …

Arnold Palmer's Lasting Legacy: Prostate Cancer Prevention And Treatment, Medical Tips For You

Arnold Palmer recently passed away, leaving an enormous legacy of golf achievements. He won 92 championships, 62 on the PGA tour starting with the Canadian Open in 1855 at age 26. He also won 18 times in foreign championships and 12 times on the senior tour.<p>As part of his legend, Arnold's army …

Cancer

When Having It All Includes an Anxiety Disorder

Photo: Mercedes Mueller And the caption reads: “new husband, new job, new hair, new memories to be made at the best party ever.”<p>All true. I was crazy …

The Most Haunted Places in the United States

Discover the paranormal at these spine-chilling historical haunts.<p>In the spring of 1692, a dangerous hysteria descended upon the quiet town of Salem, Massachusetts, snaking through the community like an insidious virus. Over the coming months, a group of young girls claiming to be possessed by the …

Gaining New Perspectives By Moving Overseas

By Jason Holland, InternationalLiving.com<p>If you feel "stuck," stressed out, or trapped in your current situation, I can't say that simply moving abroad will help you. But when you make that commitment ... when you make that leap ... something does fundamentally change inside you. You're forced, in …

Central America

Harry Potter's Magic Invisibility Cloak Is Not So Far-Fetched - Scientists Develop a Concealing Nano-Material

In an instance of science bridging the gap with fantasy and science fiction, researchers took a major step in creating an invisibility cloak. They …

Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat's many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends' names.<p>You know, these:<p>It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren't random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.<p>Here's what …

Snapchat

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power

Creative Eye Makeup Illustrations by Tal Peleg

Israeli makeup artist Tal Peleg, aka Scarlet Moon, uses eyeshadow and eyeliner to do more than simply shade in her eyelids. Instead, the creative makeup genius turns eyelids into her own personal canvas for clever mini paintings. She takes the small patch of skin that surrounds the eye and …

Eye Makeup

The New Botox Alternative

Neubelle, a recently FDA approved radio frequency device, may deliver the same skin-smoothing powers of the go-to injection—and for longer.<p>Kenneth Mark, MD, a dermatologist in NYC and clinical professor of dermatology at NYU, is one of the first in NYC to offer the recently-launched Neubelle …

How to Get Thicker Eyebrows

<b>Fill Them in With Powder or Pencil</b> <br>Use a brow shadow (like eye shadow, but for your brows) to fill in brows for a natural, soft look, says Shten. Using an angled brush, apply the shadow on and right around your brows, without straying too far from your natural hair line. If you have any bigger …

10 Timeless Layered Haircuts That Don't Look Like "The Rachel"

The onset of a new season is arguably the most common reason for wanting to change your hair. But, how do you choose a new look when you feel totally …

Hairstyling

6 Signs He's Definitely Flirting with You

Here's what they found: Guys were twice as accurate in detecting if a woman was flirting: 36 percent of men knew when a woman was being more-than-friendly, while only 18 percent of women knew that. But when flirting wasn't occurring, both genders were much better at figuring that out (84 percent of …

27 Things About Sex That Actually Kind of Suck

If you're scratching your head and wondering, "Whatever could she be talking about?" then you can put your hand back in your pocket, because I'm going to fill in the blanks for you. Get ready for your "Aha!" moment.<p><b>1. Morning Breath</b><br>Morning sex is so awesome! But morning breath, even the most …

18 Celebrity Braids for Every Occasion

Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.<p>Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.

33 Gorgeous Instagram Photos From A Guy Who Ditched NYC To Live Out Of His Van

In 2011, Foster Huntington made a life-changing decision. He would quit his job designing for Ralph Lauren in New York City and ditch life as he knew it for something drastically different: Living out of a van as he traveled the country.<p>A snowboard and surfing enthusiast, the Colby College graduate …

Ralph Lauren

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

Cheap Sunglasses For Under $25 That You Can Live Your Best Life In, Guilt-Free

If you're anything like us, you start the summer off with a couple pairs of sunglasses, but somehow, by the time September rolls around, you have none left. Maybe you accidentally sit on them or lose them, or maybe one of the lenses falls out -- whatever happens, it's safe to say that sunglasses …

Clothing

How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

The lowdown on natural sweeteners

With regular sugar taking a nutritional beating and artificial sweeteners unable to shake their sketchy made-in-the-lab connotations, it's no wonder newcomers like stevia and agave are conquering our morning coffee (and the world of packaged foods).<p>The new low-cal sweeteners are derived from …

The 18 Most Innovative Cities On Earth

Cities might be humanity's greatest invention — if you listen to Harvard economist Ed Glaeser, author of "Triumph of the City."<p>"So much of what humankind has achieved over the past three millennia has come out of the remarkable collaborative creations that come out of cities," he said in an …

Smart Cities

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

Coffee

7 Things You Never Knew About Body Odor

<b>Your hair can enhance the odor.</b> It's actually not the actual sweat from apocrine glands that creates that smell. Stench-causing bacteria happens to be attracted to that particular sweat, says Bowe. And once they break down the fats in apocrine sweat, the stay-away-from-me aroma appears. The more …

Women's Health

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

Zap Your Zits, No Matter Where They Are

Acne always seems to pop up when you least expect it — in the <i>last</i> place you ever wanted it to be. Whether it's your forehead, your back, or even …

How To Get A Facial On The Cheap

Illustrated by Sandy Ley.<p>For a lot of women, the spa facial is an infrequent indulgence. Not everyone has the time or money to invest in a …

Skin Care