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17 top-rated products on Amazon that make traveling a breeze

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>It’s always a great …

Shopping

The One Thing No One Tells You When Choosing Your Kitchen Countertop

When choosing a kitchen countertop, many questions arise. What material will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday kitchen tasks? Marble is …

Kitchens

Here's how you can save a fortune when buying your new car — plus how to get a free fiver from Sun Savers

BIG changes to the MOT test could make it harder for your car to get the green light.<p>You could even be saying goodbye to your motor if you find bills …

Personal Finance

I Get Tons of Free Beauty Loot, but These Are 12 Drugstore Products I Buy Over and Over

Not everyone has access to a beauty closet, but most of us can locate a drugstore. In fact, if I had to choose between trying free beauty products and making daily trips to Duane Reade, I think I'd chose the latter. While it's great to test the latest and greatest brands and products, the items I …

Skin Care

My Husband Has Tried Everything to Sleep, and This Is the 1 Thing That Works

I sleep like the dead. I sleep through earthquakes, construction outside our bedroom, my husband taking a shower and getting ready for work. It's my superpower. My husband, however, wakes at the slightest noise and regularly wakes every few hours throughout the night and early morning hours. Yes, …

Sleep

The 20 Best Self-Tanners to Get a Natural Glow

Look back-from-vacay bronze sans sun damage.<p>1 of 22<p>Isle of Paradise<p>Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Water<p>$28<p>"Clear" self-tanners are all the rage right …

Skin Care

These 33 Clever Gadgets On Amazon Are The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

If you're reading this, there's a good chance you weren't born when sliced bread made a big splash on grocery store shelves, thus eliminating the …

Kitchen Gadgets

What Everlane’s New Wrap Dress Looks Like on 6 Different Women

Ever since Diane von Furstenberg created the wrap dress in 1974, the shape has been a staple for its versatility and flattering silhouette. Now, …

Clothing

This $6 Item from Chip and Joanna Gaines Can Make Your Yard a Hummingbird Oasis

If attracting hummingbirds to our yard were as easy as snapping our fingers, you can bet we'd be snapping our fingers all day. That's why we were …

Country Lifestyle

This daily facial treatment is pricey, but it's the only thing that's helped to prevent and clear up my cystic acne and uneven skin

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Dr. Dennis Gross<p>As a teen, I really hoped adulthood would be better to my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Unfortunately, it hasn't been …

Skin Care

Pearl Anklet // Shell Anklet // Beach Jewelry // Beach Anklet // Tobillera // Beach Ankle Bracelet // Ankle Bracelet for Women // Bracciali

Elegant and durable Pearl Shell Anklet.<p>The anklet is made with waxed cotton, brass and Pearl Shel.<br>The locket is made with a stylish brass bell that goes into a hoop holding the anklet firmly.<p>Anklet length is 26 cm long (10.5 inches).<p>The listing is for a SINGLE …

6 Clothing Brands That Have Revolutionized the Plus-Size Market

Plus-size fashion once had a bad reputation for being full of unimaginative clothing without a sleek silhouette or trend-driven style to speak of. …

Plus Size

15 grilling tools with a cult following—and why they’re worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Once the weather …

BBQ

This $12 Travel Accessory Is Blowing Up on Amazon—Here's Why

Packing hacks often divide travelers—the fold-or-roll debate is just the start—but there's one little-known product that seems to have unanimous …

Shopping

How a Family of 4 Can Book a Disney Vacation for $1,000 or Less

Here's how to plan a Disney trip for $1,000 or less for a family of four.<p>Even though Disney parks are notoriously expensive, there are still plenty …

Personal Finance

These Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Are on Sale for Over 80% Off

You don’t need to spend a ton of money on a pair of wireless earbuds.<p>Wireless earphones are appealing, but for many of us, their steep price tags …

Tech Trends

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: May 4th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Entertainment

7 Shopping Secrets for Anyone Obsessed With The Ordinary

In 2017, Toronto-based beauty company Deciem launched The Ordinary, an affordable line of vegan and cruelty-free skincare so unprecedented in its …

Skin Care

The 17 Best Children's Books to Promote Kindness, Integrity, and More

Books have the power to ignite a passion for learning, provide us with a sweet escape, and connect us with who we are and who we want to be while …

Books

25 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

Nesting doll measuring cups, a cooling pet bed, noise-canceling headphones, and 22 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore*.<p><i>The reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Shopping

10 Best-Selling Drugstore Foundations on Amazon

<b>* Affordable foundations for all skin types</b> <b><br>* Variety of different finishes and coverage levels</b> <b><br>* Options with wide shade ranges</b><p>Drugstore makeup is …

Skin Care

This Instant Pot cookbook has over 100 recipes and is just $1 for the Kindle Edition

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook Kindle Edition for <b>$0.99</b> as a digital download. Normally around $7 …

Cooking

This Repair Adhesive Is 100 Times Stronger Than Duct Tape

FiberFix can fix almost anything.<p>Things fall apart — they just do, and you have to find a way to deal with it. No matter how careful you are with …

Home Improvement

The Only Food Storage Containers I Ever Use Cost Just 50 Cents, and They’re Perfect

They're far from fancy.<p>They’re not fancy at all, but these cheap plastic food storage containers are durable and they come in three perfect …

Ice Cream

That Time My Ex Found the Fake Wedding Registry I’d Made for Us

<i>Welcome to It’s Complicated, stories on the sometimes frustrating, sometimes confusing, always engrossing subject of modern relationships. (Want to</i> …

Weddings

The Best Way to Plant a Strawberry Pot

Strawberry pots can be challenging The best way to plant a strawberry pot is to take precautions against erosion, drying out, and choosing the best …

Gardening

These $12 Bluetooth trackers have the one feature everyone wishes was in the Tile Mate

Tile’s various Bluetooth tracker devices are widely accepted as the all-around best Bluetooth tracking tags in the business. They are great, of that …

Tech Trends

Beauty Junkies, the 6 Best Eyeliner Pens Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

If you have a hard time applying liquid eyeliner, give a pen-style applicator a try. They're easy to control for a precise, sharp line. We rounded up our favorite options for you to consider. Check them out and try one yourself.

How to make fluffy slime without using borax

You don't need borax to make fluffy slime. Here's how.<p>DIY slime, the homemade goop that's as soothing as a fidget spinner, is most often made with borax. In fact, my first slime recipe used borax as one of the main ingredients.<p>While we've never encountered any issues with borax, some people have …

Dessert

The Expensive Sandals You Want, and the Cheap Sandals You Should Get

I had the sandals in the shopping basket and my credit card in my hand when I came to and realized, <i>You nut, you can’t afford $397 (plus tax and</i> …

Clothing