How is it that humans everywhere—from Japan to Brazil, and the four corners of the USA—can’t get enough of listening to vocally challenged singers create their own renditions of perfectly good songs? While I could take an uneducated stab at karaoke’s sociological appeal, I decided it would be a little more fun (and certainly more useful) to compile a list of songs that connoisseurs of this pastime swear by as crowd pleasers.
I’ll be the first to admit—TV sidekicks out-nerd (Chloe, the power behind Jack Bauer), out-funny (Cosmo Kramer), and just plain out-do (hello, Dwight Schrute) most predictable main characters. Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them, but there’s no doubt—I can’t forget 'em. True, they may be mere tagalongs to the Jerry Seinfelds, Michael Scotts, and Peter Griffins of the TV world, but these show-stealing sidekicks have kept me tuning in…again, and again, and again (yes, I watch way too much TV).
With the winter months looming, planning a romantic rendezvous prior to the spring thaw not only gives us something to look forward to, but often takes us to destinations we’d overlook en route to the nearest beach in July. Between their powdery peaks, roaring hearths, and dinners à deux, these getaways all but spell l-o-v-e.
Summer is in full swing, and that means barbecues, bikinis, and—of course—cool cocktails. The secret to the perfect warm-weather drink is to keep it light and infuse the summer classics with fresh, seasonal flavors. All it takes to shake up your own innovative beverage is some no-fail recipes and a few simple ingredients—say good-bye to those pre-packaged mixes! We hunted down eleven easy recipes so all that stands between you and a “vacation-in-a-glass” is a quick trip to the market!
With temperatures on the rise, it's time to thaw out and bask in those warm summer rays. Even though my pale skin pushed me long ago to become the queen of sunscreen, I still struggle when it comes to protecting my scalp and locks. The few products I've tried left a greasy, dirty look—not exactly vacation glam. This season, in hopes of achieving true head-to-toe protection, I gave it another go, seeking out sun-blocking hair products. Luckily, we've come a long way. Here's to having our summer and healthy hair, too.
Stow the following secret weapons in your carry-on. (But make sure they're 3.4 ounces or less and fit in a zip-top bag.) By the time you land, you'll be fresh, dewy, and ready to enter vacation mode—pictures and all.
I'm the queen of dirty hair. It's a fact I'm strangely proud of since, most of the time, people are surprised when they learn I rarely wash my locks more than twice a week. My aversion to the long, drawn out shampoo-condition-detangle-blow-and-style process has pushed me to develop a stockpile of creative techniques for masking not-exactly-clean tresses. Next time you're feeling less than motivated, try one of these tried and true techniques to conceal greasy hair and leave people impressed by your style savvy.
Whether we're in the mood for a muted pink or a creamy yellow, this year's trends feature a slew of new and muted shades. So let's welcome them with flying colors—nine trendy neutral ones, to be exact.
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Go coco-nuts for this tropical, and terrifically healthy, drink.