There’s nothing like your sense of smell to evoke memories and feelings, and the beginning of spring has a particular fresh and floral scent that signals new beginnings.
For many of us, pasta is a food staple. I myself have grown up with it being a fundamental part of my dietary life. Some of my earliest memories include sitting around my Nonna’s table in Italy while being messily spoon fed homemade pasta marinara, and sitting in front of the television watching the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp.
If you are a movie or TV fan, Hollywood is a dream destination to travel to on holiday. It’s certainly not the nicest or cleanest part of Los Angeles, but it’s packed full of screen history and celebrity experiences. If you find yourself in Tinseltown, here are some ideas for places, attractions and events to check out.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK. ...
If you're travelling to beautiful Tulum, Mexico on the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, here are the best places to shoot your most Instagrammable-worthy photos.
Ghosting is a modern term coined to put a name to the ever-increasing practice of ending a personal friendship by suddenly withdrawing all communication without explanation. One day you stop hearing from a close friend. It happened to me with my best friend of over a decade and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.
The USA does food well! When in Los Angeles, happy indulge yourself by enjoying these five casual dining options for an amazing daytime meal.
There's so much more to my dear Transylvania than Dracula and blood sucking vampires. This region of my country is beautiful, its people are kind, the landscapes are breathtaking, the food is a dream, there are amazing festivals and, well, you should just see it for yourself.
What did you do on your lunch break today? If so, you’re not necessarily doing your creativity or productivity (not to mention your digestion) any favours – and you’re not alone. Only 17% of Brits take a full hour for lunch, with a third of us eating at our desks and 40% picking up work calls or emails. According to experts, staying in the same environment inside all day inhibits creativity.
The best literary pieces are eternal because the message they bring never dies or because the characters born out of the stories we remember, just as we would remember old friends. While some we never forget because they made us laugh or fall in love, there are some female literary characters whom we can never forget because they are eternally enigmatic. A door left to slam shut will not go by unnoticed, once we read Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain because it will remind us of Clavdia Chauchat making her “noisy entrance” into the hall and taunting Mann’s protagonist while doing so.
International Women’s Day is taking place on 8th March 2017. The World Economic Forum predicts that the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. Celebrate this on International Women’s Day and tell all the women in your life that you love them.
On those cold rainy days, bake yourself something sweet to warm right back up. As one of my favourite cold weather desserts, this recipe is a little twist on the classic Sunday lunch staple but makes for a much tastier dish and will impress family and friends alike.
I’m constantly surprised at some of my girlfriends’ reactions to me talking about the most basic make-up tips, as if I had just made some big revelation to them – which probably means the most “basic” tips I rely on are not really that basic after all.
Collagen is a type of structural protein that’s found naturally within skin. Alongside another structural protein named elastin, the two work like skin scaffolding. With healthy collagen and elastin, skin appears plump, voluminous and youthful.
Having skin with a good moisture level is essential for younger and healthier looking skin. If you find water a bit boring and tasteless, you’ll love these three skin hydration boosting smoothie recipes that you can make easily at home. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is something that our skin contains naturally.
Your first reaction when hearing about snail mucin skincare products is probably one of disgust (“snail slime on my face?!”) but it’s actually a very beneficial ingredient that doesn’t feel any different to other beauty creams, masks and serums. Snail mucin has been used in skin care throughout history and across the globe. Its suitability to use in skincare products was discovered when Chilean farmers who were farming snails for the French culinary market found that their hands were especially soft after handling the creatures.
Shorts and sandals may still feel like a distant dream, but, on planet fashion, we’re already talking about next autumn/winter. So why not get not one, but two steps ahead of the game? We’ve swiped these nifty styling hacks straight from the Fashion Week catwalks. And the best bit? Most of them won’t cost you a penny. Wear Two Coats Feeling the chill? Rejoice, because the likes of Tome and Thakoon have officially made the double coat a thing. ...
Once I arrived in Ibiza, the warm temperatures hit me like the feeling of sinking into a beautiful hot bubble bath, the sound of the waves and the smell of sardines on the BBQ made me love being away from home – this was the moment that I realised my passion for travel. Call the travel agent and ask for a price-beating quote to the one you found on the Internet. Ask the airline to throw in a free meal, ask for a hotel upgrade, ask for extra baggage allowance, ask your boss if you can take some extra holiday days from next year.
A handmade card means so much more than a shop-bought one, but most of us don’t have a lot of time to get creative. These three DIY Valentine’s Day cards have that personal touch, but they’re very quick and simple to make. Scissors at the ready!
When it comes to hairstyles, we often get stuck in a rut with the same hair routine day in and day out. Mix it up by trying a new and easy look on your second-day hair. Braids are a great way to keep your hair looking good all day without having to bother re-doing it every five minutes.
Despite the wider acceptance of all types of bodies becoming more prevalent in mainstream media, anxiety levels about our image are higher than ever. Instagram alone allows us to silently compare, rank and obsess over people we have never met. A recent survey by Make Your Switch found that 44% of the women questioned were more concerned with their weight and body image than they were with their health.
“I’m not buying takeaway at lunchtime anymore! I’m going to make my own healthy homemade lunches for work.” We’ve all said this, and in theory it’s a great idea, but in real life it can be a lot harder to stick with.
Wearing a hijab is my choice. Being the clothes-hoarder that I am, I started collecting scarves – especially printed ones – when I was 20 years old. None of my scarves were used to keep my neck warmer even on the cold winter days.
Although Blue Monday is long gone, a lot of us are still feeling a bit blue this winter. To cheer right back up again, why not forget that restrictive ‘new year new you diet’ and that ‘quitting social media for good!’ resolution. Instead, use these science-backed life hacks to favour cookie cramming, bubbly glugging and early morning workout avoiding for lazy lie-ins and Snapchat. Moderation is key, but it beats the alternative, right?
There is actually a UK charity, Heartfulness UK, which provides lots of free resources and videos to teach you how to do this. No matter what is trending, a healthy approach to life is to use both your head and your heart to make decisions – judgements based on both gut, passion and reason.