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Tuft & Paw Is Basically the West Elm of Cat Furniture

Cat owners will spend a lot of money for non-ugly cat furniture.<p>We now live in a world where attractive $40 water bottles and elevated toothbrushes and dental floss exist. More and more frequently, startups are questioning why pragmatic items have to be hideous to look at, and are selling their own …

Pets

13 Must Haves From Lou & Grey — the Comfy Brand You Can Now Get at Nordstrom!

If you aren't familiar with Lou & Grey, it's time to read up. The brand is known for its comfy, supersoft clothes that never skimp out on style. From cuddly sweaters to effortless trousers, the cool essentials are the types of designs you want to wear again and again. Luckily, Nordstrom just …

Clothing

13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

Cleaning

The Expert Guide to Air-Drying Hair Without the Frizz

There's a reason my long, thick hair is <i>just</i> starting to recover after years of abuse with hot tools and product overload alike: Because for far too …

Hair

11 Full-time Travelers Share the Shoes That Have Never Let Them Down

See the sneakers, sandals, and hiking shoes that have stood up to years of exploring.<p>Think about how many steps you take during your normal routine: …

Hiking

15 Unmissable Places to Visit in Peru

Say the word “Peru” and an image of the elaborate stone complex of Machu Picchu, South America’s most famous Inca ruins, springs to mind. But beyond …

7 Places To Sell Your Stuff Online For Real Money

Decluttering is good for the soul and mind. And it pays.<p>A dictum of Feng Shui holds that the clutter in your life blocks you from moving toward your future. Decluttering ― both your life and your home ― can have a calming effect.<p>But if that alone isn’t reason enough for you to tackle the mess …

Selling

I Took One Flight in These $30 Legging-pants and Now I Refuse to Travel in Anything Else

They're so good I almost don’t want to tell people where I got them.<p>Uniqlo’s leggings/pants will ruin you for all other travel pants. The first time …

Clothing

These Are The Best Audiobooks As Read By The Authors

Some books are just meant to be listened to.<p>Some books are meant to be read, others are best listened to. The audiobooks below are all narrated by their authors, adding another form of intimacy to the experience. In their expert voices, they might deliver a great joke, or emphasize a great sentence …

Obama shares his June reading list, but don't expect any beach reads

Former President Obama is out of office but he’s keeping up on politics and social issues with the books he’s reading.<p>Obama shared a list of books he's been reading on Facebook on Saturday.<p>The list is long on intellectual nonfiction and short on anything that could be described as a beach read. …

Books

The 8 Best Travel Purses

When you're traveling and far from the comforts of home, packing and carrying essential items like ID cards, passports, and electronic devices can …

After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

This Ghost Town Was Swallowed Up by Nature and Now It's an Eerily Beautiful Hiking Destination

Man and nature are often portrayed at odds with each other: As skyscrapers go up, trees come down. But sometimes the world has different plans. After …

The Best Short Hairstyle of 2018 So Far

1 of 24<p>Check Out A Few Of Our Favorites:<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 24<p>One-Length Lob<p>3 of 24<p>Rounded Bob<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 24<p>Smooth Crop<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Consumer Reports Gives This French Skincare Brand’s Sunscreen a Perfect Score

We know you know how important it is to wear sunscreen every single day, no matter what your skin tone is or whether or not you’re basking in the sun. But as the temperatures start to sizzle and many of us head outdoors, it’s especially crucial to protect ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays. So …

Get Your Sh*t Together! These 33 Products Will Organize Your Makeup

All right, beauty junkies, we know you have cosmetics piling up everywhere. It's time to arrange your makeup and show it all off! Not only will it all look pretty, but it will also be easy to find. You'll feel so much better once you are organized. That's why we curated a list of our favorite …

16 Makeup Looks to Try If You Have Brown Eyes

Makeup is all about accentuating and flattering your unique features, which is why we like to take eye color into account before testing out a new …

How Females Get Six-Pack Abs

Six-pack abs are a promise of magazine articles and supplement advertisements. But obtaining this coveted look isn't as easy as performing a few …

Exercise

Great runs in Santa Monica

The folks at Downtown Santa Monica have launched a new running club, which takes place once a month. In celebration of that, Great Runs offers up its …

Santa Monica

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

Steve Madden's Best-Selling Sandals Are Racking Up 5-Star Reviews

The numbers for these Steve Madden sandals are looking good: They ring in at just $70, are available in four colors, and boast an average rating of …

I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.

When I downloaded a copy of my Facebook data last week, I didn’t expect to see much. My profile is sparse, I rarely post anything on the site, and I seldom click on ads. (I’m what some call a Facebook “lurker.”)<p>But when I opened my file, it was like opening Pandora’s box.<p>With a few clicks, I …

Social Media

19 Post-Gym Products to Freshen Up With When You Just Don't Have Time to Shower

Whether you ambitiously squeezed in a class before work or you're running late to dinner, we get that a shower isn't always in the cards. (Hey, no judgment!) Thankfully, you don't always need water to be able to freshen up before your next stop. Sweat-drenched hair? Sticky skin? BO? We've got you …

Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore dies at 87

In the 1970s, David Letterman baby-sat her children and Jay Leno slept on the back stairs of her Sunset Strip club, where Jim Carrey later tended the door.<p>Mitzi Shore was "the den mother of some berserk Cub Scout pack," as Letterman once said — one that brimmed with a breathtaking array of …

Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Closures

With over 170 buildings, 6 terraces, thousands of steps, several temples and 16 fountains, Machu Picchu is truly a marvel. The Incans used hundreds …

When Exactly to Buy Your Next International Flight, According to a Study of 350 Million Fares (Video)

When it comes to airfare, it's all about the timing.<p>CheapAir.com released the results from its international airfare study on Thursday, and the …

The 15 Best Pillows You Can Buy for Your Bed

A restful night's sleep is a pretty important part of any beauty routine. You can slather on all the night creams and eye creams that you want, but it will never be the same as getting a restful slumber. Along with finding the right mattress and swapping out your old pillowcase for a new one …

SimpliSafe's outstanding DIY security system finally looks the part - CNET

<b>The Good</b> SimpliSafe is one of the most affordable monitored security services you can buy, and it's also one of the easiest to set up and use. The variety of sensors all performed well in our tests, and the redesigned hardware looks better than ever at no additional cost.<p><b>The Bad</b> SimpliSafe isn't …

Five Places to Go in Chicago

For decades, Uptown, one of Chicago’s most storied neighborhoods, struggled to regain its early-to-mid-century luster when jazz and swing musicians dominated the music scene and ornate movie halls catered to robust crowds. Despite being well-served by the El, Chicago’s train system, and having a …

Beijing Travel Guide

Best Time To Visit<p>The best times to visit Beijing are autumn and late spring, which bring clear skies, mild temperatures, and resplendent flora. …