The best stores for school supplies
Itching for new notebooks, pens and other cute school supplies but don’t know where to start? Right here, with our list of the best stores for school supplies. Whether you’re still in primary school or starting an MBA program, going back to school means updating everything from your ruler to laptop to backpack. Best of all, our list of the best school supply stores includes options at every price range, so you won’t have to blow your budget before the school year even starts. Happy hunting!
Grab these blenders to make the best smoothies in town
Whether you’re about a strict at-home smoothie-making regimen or a once-in-a-while smoothie craving, you’ll want to find the best smoothie blender around. Smoothies and blended drinks are not only a delicious indulgence, but also potentially a very healthy part of an overall nutritious diet and lifestyle (assuming you omit the scoop of ice cream). Blenders have assimilated to the smoothie life by becoming smaller, easier to use, and more customized to the smoothie-making experience. So grab some ice, a dash of honey, some fruits, and a drop of almond milk and let’s get blending!
What to wear to a wedding
Whether it feels like a million bucks or simply a chore, you definitely have a wedding or two coming up. Perhaps the most stressful part about being a wedding guest is deciding what to wear. From City Hall to a grand hall, the type of wedding you’re headed to will have a big impact on your outfit choice. A light silk dress may be great for a destination wedding, while a traditional black tuxedo jacket is the only way to go for a local black tie affair. From high to low, we have created a list of appropriate outfit ideas that will fit both your personality and that of the party you’re invited to.
What to wear to your next job interview
Job interviews are nerve-racking enough without having to decide what to wear in order to make the best impression. Depending on your industry, there are certain standards and norms in place that makes nailing the right getup even trickier. But if you’re hopeful about getting the job, then you should be equally determined to find just the right thing to wear to leave a lasting mark with the hiring manager. Whether your job interview calls for a formal suit and tie or a flouncy dress that shows your creative prowess, you’re the judge of which look is just right. Read our list of job interview outfit ideas to get inspired.
What to wear on your next first date
It’s time for that first date you’ve been looking forward to (or not) and you open up your closet to…drum roll please…nothing to wear. A familiar story? Not to worry. From blazers to halter jumpsuits, from boyfriend jeans to casual tees, dates these days have become an almost-anything goes affair. For the first date, the most important reminder is to wear something that represents you. As cliché as it sounds, a great fit and a look that embodies your personality is what will win the person across the table over. So, instead of staring down your empty closet, look at the great options on this list and decide what you’re going to wear.
Concert outfits that will rock your socks off
Before they cue the music at the next gig you’re slated to attend, you’d better make sure you have your sartorial act together. That’s right – what you wear to a concert is a pivotal part of setting the mood for the evening. Besides, if concerts are all about artistic expression through music, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do the same through your clothes, right? From floral printed dresses to sleek and simple shorts, concert clothes should be flexible, comfortable, breathable, lively, and most of all, statement-making. So whether you’re looking to spend a pretty penny or save up for drinks, you can take a tip from this lineup.
A roundup of the tastiest bourbons on the block
Bourbon whiskey lovers know that this barrel-aged distilled spirit, made mostly from corn, is more than a drink – its an American pastime. Originally from France, bourbon has made a name for itself in the American South, and particularly in Kentucky (and on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, of course). Different bourbons have different compositions, intensities, flavor profiles, depths, and textures owing to the duration of their aging and the ingredients and processes of distillation. While each one has its own character, its hard to say that one is better than the next. Why not be fair, then, and give all of the ones on our list a try? (Just maybe not all at the same time).
The 15 best bottles of vodka
Although vodka has been overshadowed over the past few years with preferences for tequila, gin and more exotic liquors like Brazilian cachaça, it remains the most versatile, neutral and easy of adult drinks. Thanks to its neutral color, mild flavor and tendency to be strong yet easy to down, vodka is an old-time favorite that spans generations. Below we've put together a concoction that includes the cleanest, boldest and most interesting-tasting vodkas on the market. So skip the simple syrup and get your ID out – it’s time to party.
The best bottles of gin
Gin isn’t for everybody, but if you do enjoy the juniper berry taste, you’ll adore the bottles on this list. Especially if you're partial to an occasional hint of elderflower, citrus or exotic spices. We love gin for many reasons, but the most obvious is that it’s arguably the liquor that tastes best on its own, unaided and unadulterated. A gin on the rocks isn’t just about getting a buzz (although it certainly can be). It’s about savoring a flavor that’s bold but not harsh, light yet full, and floral but not perfumy. So bottoms up! Here is our selection of the best gins around.
The portable power banks that will work hard for you
We know that feeling. When your phone or tablet is out of battery and you’re in desperate territory. But help is on the way – when you’re left without a traditional charger, a portable charger is a life-saver. Thankfully the days of clunky power banks that take up an entire bag and weigh a ton are long gone. Instead, there is a plethora of lightweight, compact and fast-acting chargers on the market. At every price point and for every charging need, there is a device that will help you out, hassle-free. While your battery may fail you, this list of chargers certainly won’t.
A round up of our favorite iPhone cases
Got that new iPhone X? Sticking with your trusty 6? Regardless, a good case will take you places. More importantly, a good case will prevent scratching, cracking and other forms of damage when you’re taking it places. And although they say not to judge a book by its cover, we will certainly judge an iPhone – and its owner – by the case. You can go the crafty and colorful route or stick to the pragmatic side of things. Our comprehensive list of fun, fashionable and functional cases will have you ordering a new one plus one for backup ASAP.
The best headphones for runners
Finding headphones for running can get you as exasperated as a run itself. Thankfully, technology has evolved past the days of portable clunk-like cassette players and the discman. Since we’re all plugging into our phones and mp3 players, the focus today is on the right-fitting earphones. So, which ones make the cut? Think durability, comfort and security for when you’re on the move. Crisp sound and a lightweight feel won’t hurt, either. In addition, there are some extra features to keep in mind, like magnets, ear gels and microphones for calling capability. Is your head spinning yet? Take a look through our roundup and pick your perfect pair of running headphones.