Ever since video killed the radio star way back in 1981, pop artists have been bringing their mus
Start stocking up on charcoal and cold beer—cookout season is approaching. Once the weather turns warm, the scent of sizzling burgers and sausages will be wafting up from every backyard and park. The humble hamburger doesn't "need" any fancy accoutrements, of course, but these grill gadgets ensure a perfect patty as well a magnificent meal.
Celebrities aren’t shy about living the good life. They brag about their 8-carat engagement rings, designer dresses, and gold-plated iPhones. But these celebs should really add one more expense to their monthly bill—a spray-tan consultant. Do they think they look good? Do they not know how to properly apply self-tanner? Are they color-blind? Check out these tan-happy celebs.
After baseball, apple pie, and reality television, there’s nothing more American than bourbon whiskey. It’s true—this liquor traces its roots back to the eighteenth century in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and just like only sparkling wine from the Champagne region can be labeled “Champagne,” only whiskey from the United States can be called “bourbon.” While drinking bourbon neat or on the rocks may only be for those stout of heart and strong of stomach, bourbon’s sweetness and smokiness make it a perfect choice for mixing in cocktails. Whether you’re toasting the Kentucky Derby or just the arrival of the weekend, relax with one of these classic cocktails using our favorite homegrown spirit.
Another day, another boring ponytail. Although this go-to option is utilitarian and easy when you don’t feel like putting a lot of effort into your hairstyle, it’s okay to occasionally want something with a little more … pizzazz. The next time you reach for that trusty elastic band, consider using one of these fun and easy-to-use gizmos that make it a snap to get a fun and fast updo.
So you’ve gone and injured yourself—again. If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet is full of bandages, gauze, tape, and various injury treatments that you probably don’t even remember buying. Which to use? It might seem like it doesn’t matter, but it does. By choosing the right one for every scratch and scrape, you can vastly increase your comfort and even speed your healing. And if none of these seem like enough to handle your injury, you might want to consider getting to a hospital.
Sometimes reading the ingredients lists of my favorite beauty products makes me wish I’d paid closer attention in chemistry class. Diazolidinyl urea? Tocopherol? Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate? Luckily, the very first ingredient in most makeup or skincare products is usually water, so at least I understand something.
Ah, the beloved potato chip … is there anything better than a fried and salted slice of potato? Better tasting? No. But better for you? Yes. In fact, just about everything is healthier than a deep-fried potato. Check out these healthier chip alternatives, most of which you can make at home.
Whether you get your hair carefully and professionally tinted by a master colorist, or you just grab a shade off the drugstore shelf and DIY, hair color never seems to stay as perfect, vibrant, or true as it is when it's freshly done. Within a few weeks, roots and gray hairs begin to break through; brunettes get brassy, reds fade away, and blond hair gets straw-like and dingy. It's no surprise that the way we take care of our hair has a lot to do with how long and how well the color lasts. But don't worry, there are easy methods for preserving that dye job until your next appointment with the beautician (or the box).
Swimsuits, sandals, and sundresses are obvious vacation must-haves, but cosmetically-speaking, a beach vacation requires a lot more than a bottle of sunblock. Whether you're prepping for a winter getaway, a spring break trip, a summer vacation, or a tropical honeymoon, keep these essentials on hand to look good basking in the sun and sand any time of year.