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How to Get Rid of Mosquito Bites ASAP

While you can't totally erase those pesky red marks from your skin, these six solutions can stop your mosquito bites from itching and driving you nuts.<p>A speck of black floats past your face or a wispy buzz sounds in your ear. Sometimes (if you’re lucky) you can detect the presence of mosquitos …

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The Top 12 Household Cleaning Tips For The Really Tough Stuff

Even the most stubborn stains and hard-to-reach spots are no match for these secret cleaning solutions.<p>The best way to prevent stains is to treat …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

1 of 15<p>Paper White by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Parma Gray by Farrow & Ball<p>3 of 15<p>Light Pewter by Benjamin Moore<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Brassica …

Farrow & Ball

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Mindfulness

25 Expert Gardening Tips, Ideas and Projects that Every Gardener Should Know

We’re right in the middle of spring, the perfect time to start planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, and more! Gardening season is upon us and it’s in …

The 10 Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair

Add some extra thickness where you need it most.<p>Suddenly seeing a new patch of sparse hairs where there used to be many is never fun. Luckily, there are a few key ways to keep your hair looking full. And it all starts with a shampoo that promotes volume and thickness. Here are 10 of the best to get …

11 Tempting Burgers to Try Right Now

It’s been over a year since Eater updated the burger heatmap, and plenty has changed in the local dining scene.<p>While some additions to this list are from out-of-towners attempting to make a good first impression in the District, the majority of the offerings are from local chefs who love meaty, …

Washington D.C.

The Women's March 2018 Posters Are Here

It's one of our core beliefs that women's rights are human rights.<p>That's why Refinery29 is heading to D.C. on Saturday to join the Women's March on …

26 Places Interior Designers Love To Shop

Interior designers spill their best sources for furnishings and home decor.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</b>

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Denim Brands Every Fashion Girl Should Know (and Shop)

Where to find the coolest jeans of now.<p>Finding the perfect pair of jeans is one of the greatest shopping feats known to womankind (not to be dramatic or anything). When it comes time to give your denim collection an update, finding styles that are both on-trend and a good fit can be a daunting …

How wind chill determines how cold it feels

Oscar Predictions 2018: What Will Win In The Eight Major Categories

With three days to go, these are our final predictions for what will win in the eight major Oscar categories.<p>The 2018 Oscars are now just three days away, which means it's time to nail down your predictions for what movies will take home the gold on Hollywood's biggest night.<p><i>The Shape of Water</i>,</i> …

Icy Refreshments — and Other Restaurants to Try This Weekend

<i>Need dining inspiration for this coming weekend? Don’t fret — Eater’s here to help.</i><p><i>Each week, the site’s editors select a new group of restaurants worth visiting throughout the weekend. These picks range from brand new restaurants to old, reliable favorites. Some pair well with fun weekend</i> …

Washington D.C.

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

6 Behaviors That Push People Away From You

While the right people will always accept us for who we are, there are some behaviors we demonstrate that make it difficult for them to do so. …

Self-help

Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

There are two shows worth checking out this week.<p>For the weekend of May 5, Streamline recommends “Dear White People” in the top Netflix spot for the first time. It’s a relief that a great show has finally come along to unseat “Collateral” from its eight-week-long perch in the top spot.<p>This Netflix …

10 Ways to be Fearless in the Face of Grief and Loss

Natural disasters, public or personal tragedies, and general feelings of unsafety in the world are giving many people reason to feel extreme stress, …

Emotions

10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Spot the good, bad, and expensive before making an offer<p>The first walkthrough of a home is when potential owners get that gut feeling and come with their buying wishlist in tow.<p>And while you’ll know if a potential home meets your basic requirements—from the number of bedrooms to the availability of …

Dutch Boy's 2018 Color of the Year Is a Popular "Greige" Hue

And designers have mixed emotions about it.<p>Paint brand Dutch Boy just announced their 2018 Color of the Year and it's (drumroll, please) Sandstone Tint (441-2DB). This "greige" — a.k.a. a blend of gray and beige — is a departure from the bold hues we've seen from other predictions this past …

Home Decorating

28 Hidden iOS 11 Tips You Need to Know

You think you know iOS 11? Not until you master all of these under-the-hood goodies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Apps

These Are The Most Popular Gray Paints for Exteriors

From soft stone to dark graphite, these colors will transform your façade<p>When it comes to picking a new exterior paint color, you can’t go wrong with a classic neutral. But if you want to stand out (just a bit!) from block after block of white houses, consider giving your exterior a moody makeover …

The 15 Best Bathroom Colors According To Interior Designers

With names like "Tranquility" and "Borrowed Light," these paint shades are bound to give your bathroom a serene vibe.<p>Whether you embrace the spa-like oasis vibe or opt for dramatic design, bathrooms are so full of decorating potential. Whatever your taste, experts say choosing the right shade of …

Home Decorating

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

The Cheapest Day of the Week to Fly

A new study says this day is the winner for both domestic and international flights.<p>By the time Friday morning rolls around, most of us are more than ready for the weekend. Now, travel search engine Kayak says there's another reason to get that weekend started early—if you're planning to weekend …

How to spot a liar without a lie detector test

All of us lie all the time. Yes, even you.<p>Professor Timothy R. Levine, who has researched deception for more than 20 years, discovered that people …

When a police shooting victim is a white woman

The sympathetic reaction to Justine Damond’s death shows the relentless power of race in America.<p>The reaction to a police shooting sure looks different when the victim is a white woman.<p>There’s a typical story that plays out in the aftermath of police shootings. One side, critical of police, comes …

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When a drug epidemic’s victims are white

Opioid Crisis

How to Get the Most Out of Google Maps

Google Maps is hand-down one of the best navigation apps on Android and iPhone, but considering most of us use it <i>while</i> driving, it’s easy to miss …

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Time to Call Out the Big GOP Lie on Obamacare

Death spiral? Implosion? Collapse? Uh, none of the above. And that’s what Republicans really can’t stand about Obamacare: It’s working.<p>“Obamacare is …