Renee Smith

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50 Dinners That Require Almost No Clean Up

One-pot meals, sheet pan suppers, foil packet dinners and skillet recipes have come to save the day.<p>Spicy Chicken and Bacon Mac<p>I’ve been working to …

Cooking

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Travel Agent

Confession: I love planning a vacation almost as much as I enjoy actually being on vacation. From scouting out the best hotel deals to reading up on …

Apps

The $7 Product That Actually Gets Rid Of Dark Circles SO Fast

Dark circles are one of the hardest things to cover up with makeup and most concealers fail to provide the right coverage. We’ve been let down by a …

Makeup

These are the 10 very best deals of Prime Day 2018, day 1

So, pretty much everyone realizes at this point that Prime Day 2018 isn’t really a day. Of course, “Prime Day 2018” has a much better ring to it than …

Smart Homes

Infographic: 44 words and phrases that are killing your message

For good writing, less is often more.<p>Disposable comments and trivial remarks make reading more difficult for your audience and muddy the meaning of …

Public Relations

Some of Queen Elizabeth's most memorable encounters with U.S. presidents

When President Trump visited with Queen Elizabeth on Friday, he became the 12th commander in chief to meet Britain's longest-serving monarch.<p>The …

Queen Elizabeth II

This aristocrat insists Queen Elizabeth had a steamy sex life

Lady Colin Campbell was so angered by the portrayal of Queen Elizabeth’s marriage in Netflix’s hit series “The Crown,” that she decided to set the …

Queen Elizabeth II

The 24 Rules for Success Left Behind by a Legendary Wall Street Banker

14. "Have some fun—but not all the time!"<p>Richard Jenrette, who co-founded the investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in 1959, spent four …

Wall Street

Best of 9to5Toys: 2018 MacBook Pro is $150 off, Logitech Base for iPad Pro $70, T-Mobile BOGO iPhone, more

<b>In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys:</b> Best Buy takes $150 off latest 2018 MacBook Pro for students, Logitech’s Base charging stand for iPad Pro gets discounted to $70, T-Mobile launches BOGO iPhone/Samsung/LG deals for back-to-school, more…<p>Apple surprised everyone this week by launching new MacBook Pro …

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We Can't Stop Looking at These Photos of Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth

It happened ... and it was rather anti-climactic.<p>President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived to meet Queen Elizabeth at Windsor …

Donald Trump

Nordstrom's Big Sale Is the Perfect Time to Try Out Some Sexy Lingerie

Lingerie makes us feel confident, empowered, and sexy. Sure, everyone needs underwear, but finding some special pieces that seriously amp up your confidence and make you look amazing can really make a difference. Lucky for you, there are some seriously special deals on lingerie going on right now …

Clothing

Amazon launches pre-Prime Day digital movie sale w/ deals from $4, $1 rentals, more

We’re just five days away from Prime Day 2018, but Amazon has already started rolling out the deals. Now we’re seeing a new selection of digital movie offers with <b>up to 50% off</b> popular titles to rent or own. <i>Note:</i> <i>these offers are for Prime members only</i>. Typically, you’d expect to pay at least $5 to …

Pride and Prejudice

Investors Slather A $1.4 Billion Valuation On Restaurant Software Maker Toast

With a new funding round that values it at a $1.4 billion price tag, Boston startup Toast is close to popping up.<p>Toast, which makes management software for restaurants, announced on Tuesday it had raised $115 million in a funding round led by T. Rowe Price. The Series D round included Tiger Global …

Venture Capital

This $8 Amazon Find Will Keep You From Killing Your Plants

For all you aspiring green thumbs out there.<p>Raise your hand if, no matter how hard you try, plants always seem to die on your watch. (FYI, I'm here raising my hand with you! 🙋). Now, all plants are different and some are more finicky than others, but in a lot of cases, the problem lies in the …

Plants

Found: The 85 Best Amazon Prime Day Deals to Shop ASAP

The Black Friday of the internet has arrived. Amazon Prime Day 2018 officially started on Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. and will continue for the next 36 …

Shopping

That airport security line holdup? It’s your travel snacks

The seasoned traveler knows that a successful security line process is one that passes quickly and without incident—no second screenings, requests to remove more items of clothing, or manual bag searches. For travelers trying to make security as seamless as possible, there’s a new pitfall that …

Flying

These 13 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership with Clinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again …

Mental Health

How To Free Up Space on Your iPhone

Don't let limited storage stop you from taking another Instagram-worthy photo or downloading another album to listen to on the go. It's easy to free …

Apps

How to Wear Leggings: The New Dos and Don'ts

Real talk: We're halfway through 2018, and at this point in time, "what to wear with leggings" has been discussed to death. But this is not just a …

Clothing

4 Foods You Should Start Eating This Week For Clear Skin, According To A Dermatologist

We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” about a thousand times before, but that couldn’t be truer when it comes to your skin. You can use …

Nutrition

How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

In the age of ephemeral communication, you need the receipts. Screenshots act as digital proof of what’s been said and done. They’re also a …

Operating Systems

Ready to ditch your old flash drive? Don't just erase and recycle

When it's time to donate or ditch an old flash-memory drive that stored sensitive information, deleting those files isn't enough. The safest way to wipe the slate clean is actually to encrypt it -- and that's not as hard as it sounds.<p>The computer industry’s migration from hard drives to flash …

Flash Drives

How to Fly the World’s Best Business Class for Less Than Coach

On such airlines as Emirates and Singapore, you have to book into lavish first-class cabins to get enclosed suites, made-to-order meals, and …

British Airways

Everything You Need to Know About Amazon Prime Day — Including Deals You Can Score Now!

Bargain shoppers, it's that time of the year again! Amazon Prime Day is right around the corner, and we've got the lowdown on everything you need to know. Mark your calendars and set those alarms, because the annual shopping extravaganza kicks off on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET and will last all the way …

Shopping

This Is the Best Time to Book Your Flight, According to a New Study

It’s much earlier than you thought.<p>CheapAir.com announced the results of its annual airfare study on Wednesday, analyzing 917 million fares from …

Flying

iTunes payment security update affecting users on older software June 30

Apple has started notifying customers of an upcoming security update to payments on iTunes and the App Store that will affect older versions of iOS, tvOS, and macOS. The change will go take place on Saturday according to an alert from Apple.<p>Starting June 30, customers running older versions of …

App Store

Medications & 6 Other Things That May Lead To Dementia

When you're young and in good health, you don't spend much time worrying about how you can preserve your memory and prevent illness for the future. …

The Brain

27 surprising things that affect whether you get hired

There are many pieces to a job interview.<p>There’s the obvious stuff: Have you done your research on the company? Are you polite to the interviewer and …

Employment

Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his country's prospective nuclear weapons Thursday, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs.<p>Speaking before the graduates of Russian military academies, Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in the …

Russia

China’s Master Plan: A Worldwide Web of Institutions

Beijing is building an interlocking series of security, trade and educational bodies to rival the West.<p>(This is the third part of a series on China's effort to supplant the U.S. as the world's pre-eminent geopolitical power. Read the first two parts here: A Global Military Threat | Exporting an …

China