Melanie Williams

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The Real Story Behind The Indian Beauty Remedies You See On Instagram

As a young, first-generation Indian-American girl, I’ll never forget smelling like coconut oil while my friends had the essence of American Dove …

9 Over-the-Counter Acne Cleansers Dermatologists Recommend

If you've got acne-prone skin, then you've got to be careful about the products you use on your skin. Products that are too thick or creamy can clog …

12 Best Winter Snow Boots for Sub-Zero Days

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Clothing

Whistle 3 helps you keep track of your wandering pet

Whistle, the maker of pet-tracking and monitoring devices, announced its Whistle 3 product at CES 2017, the big tech trade show this week in Las Vegas.<p>The device can quickly locate a lost pet and can track your pet’s daily exercise. The newest product combines continuous location tracking with …

Pets

11 Most Genius Organizers on Amazon Right Now

Prepare yourself: You're going to want to buy all of them.<p>What if we told you there's a magical place where, at the touch of a button, your home would be the most organized it's ever been. Well, it exists and it's called Amazon. Sure, you have to <i>pay</i> for products to get it that way, but we've come …

Winter Fashion

21 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2016

2016 may have been a terrible year in many ways, but there was still some undeniable good to come out of the past 12 months.<p>For proof, look no …

The 8 best alternatives to Airbnb

Where to find the perfect vacation rental<p>Thanks to well-known companies like Airbnb and HomeAway, short-term vacation rentals are here to stay in America’s cities. Slick apps and cheaper pricing make booking a vacation property easier than ever, whether you’re paying to sleep in someone’s extra …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

These Products Will Be Sold Out in 4 Months, According to a Beauty Buyer

When it comes to beauty products, we come from two different camps. There are beauty enthusiasts who can't settle on just a few products and instead …

A presidential fallout: New Yorkers reveal their emotional reactions to the US elections

New Yorkers are a unique breed. People from all over our country and the world flock to this city to find their new home. We do not care what skin …

Here Are All the Songs on Obama's Presidential Playlists

Feeling the good vibrations with POTUS.<p>President Obama has great taste: in FLOTUSES, meme-able vice-presidents, and dogs. Over the course of his presidency, he's also demonstrated A+ taste in music. From rhapsodizing about Stevie Wonder and Jay Z in an interview with<i>Rolling Stone</i> to singing a few …

Best Buy Announces Its Epic List of Black Friday Deals, and They're Available Today!

Best Buy has a special gift for early holiday shoppers this season. The retail chain announced some of its Black Friday deals, like a MacBook Air, will be available for purchase starting today, Nov. 10 — two weeks ahead of the official Black Friday date.<p>Best Buy is also bringing back its "door …

Here is Donald Trump's plan for his first 100 days

Donald Trump’s election means that a lotof policy change is coming to Washington, DC — and likely a lot faster than many people realize.<p>In an October speech at Gettysburg, Trump laid out everything he wanted to do in his first 100 days in office as president. (I’ve posted the full text below, via …

Constellation Piercings Are the New Earring Trend You Need to Get in On

As Coco Chanel proves, earrings should never be an afterthought. While she favored a timeless pearl, celebrity piercer Brian Keith Thompson is starting a new movement with constellation piercings. The look is characterized by tiny star studs dotted across your lobes and cartilage, resulting in a …

These Are The Best Products For Super-Clear Skin

From our friends at the Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the latest in celebrity</i> …

10 New Fall Lipsticks You'll Want ASAP

Sure, your current bullets may look just fine, but just like the need to update our closets; the onset of a new season calls for a new lipstick …

Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in October

We’re just a few days away from October, and that means it’s time for Halloween. Scary movies. Spooky stories. Specters that crawl out of your television and have really long hair. Given that, it’s hard to not see this upcoming month as a streaming service contest: which player can out-Halloween …

Inside debate camp: How Hillary Clinton prepared to turn Trump's attacks back on him

<b>White Plains, New York (CNN) —</b> When Donald Trump tried to score points by saying that Hillary Clinton had spent days off the campaign trail to prepare for Monday night's debate, Clinton -- having spent days off the trail to prepare -- had a ready reply.<p>"I think Donald just criticized me for …

Revealed: The cheapest destinations for a long-haul holiday

The cost of holiday essentials in a number of popular long-haul destinations is lower than it was a year ago thanks to a fall in prices abroad, according to new research. This means that despite the post-Brexit decline in the value of sterling, British holidaymakers in search of winter sun will …

You can buy a vacation though Costco — and most people have no idea

In fact, I only became aware of Costco's travel deals in May, when a friend suggested checking out the warehouse store's website while planning an upcoming vacation.<p>Contrary to popular belief, Costco has an extensive travel section. It offers Caribbean vacations, from Puerto Rico to Aruba. You can …

Air Travel

American Airlines $73 First Class Fares (Upgrade for $7!) and How to Earn Full Miles on Discount American Fares

<i>One Mile at a Time</i> highlights the cheapest first class upsell fare I’ve ever seen.<p>American Airlines will sell you coach one-way for the 834 mile …

United Fare Sale: New York/Chicago/DC - Europe from $394 Roundtrip

A year ago I highlighted excitement over roundtrip fares to Amsterdam for under $600 roundtrip. Several cities were available in the $700s. <i>I wouldn’t</i> …

What High Heels Looked Like Throughout History

In the words of Marilyn Monroe, "I don't know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot."<p>An instant pick-me-up for any outfit, imbuing their wearer with confidence and giving her a figure-flattering boost, high heels have been an integral component of every woman's wardrobe for centuries. …

Usain Bolt is the fastest man ever, and there’s no doubt about it

No one can stop the Jamaican star, who won his third consecutive gold medal in the 100 meters.<p>Usain Bolt remains the fastest man on the planet. The Jamaican sprinter defended his title in the 100-meter dash Olympic final on Sunday, winning with a time of 9.81 seconds to defeat Justin Gatlin once …

China's cliff-clinging glass skywalk opens to public | CNN Travel

Zika fear prompts travel warning for Miami, CDC’s first in U.S.

Fourteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning to pregnant women to avoid traveling to the Wynwood neighborhood.<p>Sixteen people have been infected with the Zika virus in Florida, and the Centers for Disease …

Public Health

Police accidentally shot man in North Miami, union says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The police shooting of an African-American caregiver, who was lying in the street trying to help an autism patient, was accidental, according to the local police union representing the North Miami officer.<p>The officer had intended to shoot the patient, whom he thought posed a danger, but …

This transparent lipstick has real flowers inside and you won’t believe what it does

What’s better than fresh blooms in a garden, or in your hair? Flowers in your lipstick, of course. Add to that a sprinkling of gold dust and you got …