15 Road Trip Planning Tips You Need Before You Go

There are a lot of important documents you need for your trip. But as you’re on the road, where’s the safest place for your most important information? “The glove box is the safest place to put any documents that you may need during your travels,” John Burkhauser, an auto repair specialist and director of educational programs at Bolt On Technology, tells Reader’s Digest. “Why? Well, it’s the most obvious place and the first place that anyone will look if need be. Yes, it will also be the first place that any thief may look, so being careful of what you place in there is also important.”

What not to keep in your glove box: Burkhauser recommends keeping your vehicle’s title in your home in a safe. Credit cards, checks, receipts, or any personal information should also not be in your glove box. If you keep your license out of

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15 Tinder Conversation Starters That Are Basically Sexts

Sure, sometimes you want to devote an evening to learning all about someone’s hopes and dreams, in order to ascertain if wedding bells will one day ring. But other times you just want to slip into bed, turn on your vibrator, and exchange dirty texts with a stranger. And that’s when you can use these Tinder conversation starters that are basically sexts, instead of the kind that could result in a deeper convo.

This isn’t about career aspirations or thoughts on family or where you see yourselves in five years. It’s about what the other person is wearing (or not wearing), and what you’d like to do to each other. If things get steamy enough, you might even end up having a virtual one-night stand, all thanks to your sexy way with words.

There are a few things to keep in mind, though, before sexting someone on a dating app.

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Will Forte Selling His Santa Monica Craftsman Home for $2.45M

Will Forte is selling his century-old Craftsman home in Santa Monica, CA, for $2.45 million. He snagged the charming abode for $840,000 way back in 2002.

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Will Forte is selling his century-old Craftsman home in Santa Monica, CA, for $2.45 million. The talented actor and writer snagged the charming residence for $840,000, way back in 2002.

About two weeks after the ink dried on the mortgage, he was offered a coveted spot on “Saturday Night Live.” As a result, he divided his time between this home and New York up until 2010.

Moving on to further successes after his high-profile gig on “SNL,” Forte purchased a $6.25 million home in Carmel, CA, 

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Worsening food insecurity leaves American families like this one in Brooklyn struggling

At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often woke up crying.

Vinson, an unemployed single mother, had a recurring thought that was making her desperate: that her kids could go hungry.

She had other worries, too. Like fear of contracting the virus, which has disproportionately hit low-income Black families like hers. And some of the largest protests against racial injustice in decades were transpiring right outside their window, after the family had experienced its own terrifying encounter with the police earlier in the year. There also were unpaid bills — and the shame she felt at having to go to a soup kitchen in search of a meal.

So Vinson made the painful decision to send 11-year-old twins Mason and Maddison away from the family’s home in New York to live with their father, six states to the south, knowing that doing so would mean that

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Make the Most of Every Moment With Macy’s Fall Fashion

Check out Macy’s Presents The Edit online to get inspired for fall with fashion trends and advice from Macy’s Fashion Office experts

Shop newness in store with Danielle Bernstein, Riley & Rea, Black Tape, The Park and more

Celebrate every moment with Macy’s new campaign, “Wear What You Love Anywhere”

Fall is fashion’s time to shine, and this season Macy’s (NYSE:M) is inspiring shoppers to make the most of every moment big or small by dressing a little extra and showing-off their personal style. With an incredible assortment of must-have curated fashion and beauty trends, plus home and accessories from the best brands at amazing prices, Macy’s has everyone covered. Whether going for a new job interview, going to the grocery store, or simply going out to dinner at your dining table, there’s no such thing as being overdressed this fall. With so many ways to shop, from visiting your

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8 Cozy Fall Essentials To Transform Your Home This Season

Home has become our haven over the past six months. As summer fades to fall, elevate your surroundings by transforming your living space into a cozy oasis. For the fall season, incorporate rich colors and up the comfort factor with a variety of textures, like velvet and knits. These simple decor tips are easy to implement but will make your living space welcoming and cozy.

Coyuchi Mariposa Supersoft Organic Cotton Blanket

California-based bed, bath and apparel retailer Coyuchi has been a sustainable home textiles pioneer since it launched in 1991. Not only does the brand offer beautiful and functional pieces, but it’s the first home brand to enter the circular economy and has begun producing recycled items made of its own, organic material. Just shy of its 30th anniversary in 2021, the brand recently enlisted the accomplished Whitney Thornburg as design

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CARROLL: Columist draws inspiration from residential fitness test

I was grabbing a couple of sausage biscuits, and witnessed a couple of old codgers arguing over their coffee. One was a bit on the heavy side, with wild hair and a loud voice. The other was silver-haired, more soft-spoken, and would occasionally seem to lose his train of thought.

Both were a little past their prime, off their game, and unsteady on their feet.

That reminds me. The presidential debates are about to begin.

Most of the time, we watch to learn about the candidates’ position on the issues. This year, much of the focus will be on their ability to stand for 90 minutes without needing a bathroom break, drooling, or forgetting their names.

Most of these jabs originated with their opponents, in this age of nasty politics. Personally, I’m impressed with the energy of 74-year-old Donald Trump, who can campaign for days on end with no apparent

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Toronto International Film Festival 2020: Richard Crouse’s week one recap

TORONTO —
The red carpets are rolled up and in storage and the lineups outside the Bell TIFF Lightbox, usually a hotbed of activity in early September, have slimmed but there is still plenty of activity at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

With the usual distractions taken out of the mix, the George Clooney sightings, parades of limousines and the star gazing gossip, the focus this year has been on the movies.

I’ve been streaming the fest’s picks at home and here’s a rundown of my personal highlights from the most unusual TIFF ever.

OPENING NIGHT FILM: Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense,” his movie of an iconic a 1983 Talking Heads live show is considered one of, if not the greatest concert films of all time. Elegant and exciting, it made everything before it seem old fashioned and everything that came after feel like an imitation. What “Stop

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Organization easy to imagine, hard to execute | Home and Garden

Confession time. I have a new addiction. I’ve become completely addicted to organization shows. This addiction first started last year when I was introduced to Marie Kondo’s Netflix series. But it has since progressed to where I now follow organizational companies on Instagram like @OrganizeWithTracy and now the new Netflix series “Get Organized with The Home Edit.”

With all this inspiration, you’d think my house would be all sorts of organized and tidy. Well, I’m still, slowly working on it. So, naturally, I have turned to Pinterest to find some additional ideas and tips. Here are my favorites for the kitchen, bathroom and closet. For more, log on to our Ultimate Organizing board on Pinterest.

Kitchen

Once upon a time I had a great walk-in pantry. Sadly, my current house only has a pantry cupboard, so I’ve been forced to get creative with how I store all my foods and

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Poetry book of the month: Deformations by Sasha Dugdale

In a year of toppling statues, it’s perhaps surprising that no one has taken a chisel to the ones built into the walls of the BBC – the Ariel sculptures by Eric Gill. The largest, looming over the entrance to Broadcasting House, depicts a bearded man with a naked child in his hands. They will not meet your eye: the broad, placid faces are turned aside, focused on something we can’t see. My mind kept drifting back to that image while reading Sasha Dugdale’s Welfare Handbook, an astonishing and deeply unnerving sequence of poems inspired by Gill’s life and work.

Gill (1882-1940) was one of the most admired artists of his age. He also raped his daughters, committed incest with his sisters and sexually experimented on his dog, as a 1989 biography revealed. “When I write about this, shall I bang my fist/ on the pound of paper to puncture

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