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The Best Coffee Roasters in All 50 States

Americans have an intimate relationship with their coffee. It’s the drink that gets them going, the first hit of flavor in their day. It’s the …

20 Summer Beauty Products You Can Get at the Drugstore

Our favorites for you to enjoy through August and beyond...<p>With summer halfway done (gulp), we've had a chance to swipe, smear, and swirl our way through every new drugstore product on the market. Here are our favorites for you to enjoy through August and beyond.

Explore the World's Art by Color, Subject, and More With Google's Museum App

Google has already devoted considerable resources to photographing the world’s most beautiful, significant, and remote landmarks through Google …

Museums

9 Apps All Young Adults Should Have on Their Phones

So you’ve graduated college, moved into your own apartment, and snagged a full-time job. As a fully responsible adult human, you’re still a work in …

66 Things to Do and See in Paris

From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most entertaining, most exquisite, and most quintessentially Parisian attractions and activities the city has to offer.<p>From the classic landmarks to the lesser-known gems, we've rounded up some of the most …

France

Modern Napa Valley Vineyard Estate

Mention the word "vineyard" and most people think of idyllic Tuscan villas, passing the centuries overlooking rows of grapes. This Modern Napa Valley …

Napa Valley

The Bazaar Commandments: How To Care For Color-Treated Hair

The essential guide to helping your hair color go the distance.<p>The essential guide to helping your hair color go the distance.

Hair

Meet the Rising Talents of Saudi Fashion

A Beginner’s Guide to Face Oil

After a lifetime spent slathering on oil-free moisturizers and serums—and assuming that doing otherwise would make my oily skin even oilier—I was skeptical when my facialist Mzia Shiman recently suggested I give facial oil a try. I gave in, and to my surprise, it actually healed my skin from the …

The New Eco-Luxury in Napa Valley

In 1968—when Napa Valley was deemed the country’s first Agricultural Preserve—the area’s fate as a wine region was secured and a precedent for environmental mindfulness was established. Fast-forward nearly 50 years and Napa’s agrarian values have not only held true, but they’ve created something …

The New Retinoid Rules for Sensitive Skin

The ultimate guide to choosing a formula that works for you and surviving the initiation process.<p>While dermatologists are nearly united in their unwavering adoration for retinoids—"the single most important class of ingredients for healthy skin," notes dermatologist Jeannette Graf, M.D.—the …

Skin Care

7 Things to See at the Louvre Other Than the Mona Lisa

In the Denon wing of the Louvre in Paris, you will almost always find an excited, phone-clutching herd of tourists. They are there to stand elbow to elbow, dozens deep, some squinting from the back of the pack just to catch a glimpse of the famous <i>Mona</i> <i>Lisa</i>. Painted in the 1500s by Leonardo da Vinci, …

This Vending Machine Dispenses Random Books for $2

Bibliophiles with a taste for adventure and mystery will love the Biblio-Mat. Located in Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada, the …

9 Yoga Poses To Fight Back Bulge

<b>1. Side Fierce</b><p>Stand with your feet together. Inhale to bend your knees and lower your hips as you raise your arms overhead, coming into Fierce Pose. …

Yoga

12 World-Class Museums You Can Visit Online

While it’s hard to beat the experience of seeing a seminal piece of fine art or important historical artifact with your own two eyes, one could …

Museums

How You Should Really Be Sitting at Your Desk

Standing desks are great and all, but it’s really hard to stand all day. But if you haven’t invested in a high-tech horizontal desk just yet, it’s …

5 Humidifiers That Will Fix Dry Skin Forever (And Look Good, Too)

Don’t let the fact that it’s almost the first week of February fool you: Winter is here and far from over, which means our yearly battle with dry, chalky skin remains on the top of our beauty checklist. Looking beyond gentle cleansers and hydrating creams, there’s a simple solution to dry air that …

15 Natural Deodorants You Should Probably Switch To

the ultimate pit test<p>Once puberty hits, combating body odor becomes one of your biggest priorities in life. Picking the right deodorant can be a tricky process. For some, it’s all about the scent. For others, the absorbency counts the most. There are so many different products to choose from, but …

How To Sell Your Stuff Online

the smart girl’s guide to starting an online shop of your very own<p>Do you make your own jewelry? Are you a vintage-collector extraordinaire? Maybe you’ve considered starting your own online shop, but have shied away from it, thinking it would be too difficult to do. Well, it actually isn't as hard …

Marketing

8 Essential Travel Secrets to Know Before Your Next Trip

No matter where you’re planning on going for your next vacation, if getting there involves a flight and you don’t happen to have a private jet at your disposal, the joy of embarking on a new adventure can often be overshadowed by the stress and frustration of the ride there. If it’s truly about the …

The introvert's guide to networking

People laugh at me when I tell them I’m an introvert. They say I’m either lying or the world’s greatest faker. I joke that I am somewhere in between. …

Arms Workouts

7 Workouts For Hot Arms<p>Ready to give everyone arm envy?<p>It’s not like anyone ever <i>liked</i> having arm jiggle, but lately, the dreaded “bingo arm” has become public enemy No. 1: Since 2000, there’s been a <i>major</i> uptick—4,378 percent—in the number of upper arm lift procedures done in the U.S, according to …

5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: iStock</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't.<p>But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets. If the apps below are any indication, this geekery can help us get in the best shape …

Apps

Women's Health

Exercise 1 Goblet Squat<p><b>Why it's perfect for you:</b> This squat variation (my hands-down fave!) hits your quads like most others but also focuses on the glutes, hamstrings, and core-stabilizing muscles, which tend to be weaker in women.<p>Stand tall with your feet shoulder-width apart, holding the end of …

Health

16 Super-Helpful Charts That Teach You How To Actually Work Out

Because working out is already hard enough.

Exercise

6 Amazing Body Changes When You Give Up Carbs

Simple carbs, such as those found in cookies, candy and chips, are <i>The Bachelorette</i> of the food world. They’ll give you a quick thrill — but you know …

Nutrition

10 Illustrations That Perfectly Depict What It Feels Like To Be Anxious

Because not everybody *gets* it.<p>Silvestri adds, "Anxiety, when adequately treated, can enhance empathy and creativity and life fulfillment as people accept, without judgment, their anxiety as a meaningful part of who they are and how they relate to the world."<p>To speak with someone immediately for …

The Complete Guide To Emojis That Mean Dirty Words

Shall I compare thee to a [peach emoji]?<p><i>All emoji pics from the fantastic emojipedia.org. Thanks to Jenna Wortham, Helen Holmes, Lindsey Weber, Melissa Broder, Hannah Cruickshank, Zoe Salditch, and Laia Garcia for suggestions for vagina and period emojis.</i>

Pics

Inspirational Quotes with an Irreverent Twist

Illustrator and cartoonist David Ostow's series of "updated inspirational quotes" is just the thing for people who are occasionally rubbed the wrong …

Inspiration

An Adult's Guide To Snapchat

Welcome to Snapchat. You may not like it, but at least now you'll understand it. Promise.<p>Snapchat used to confuse the crap out of me.<p>Though I'd installed the app on my phone, I had no idea how to use it, and little interest in doing so. I found Snapchat's layout confounding; it didn't seem useful …

Social Media