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The Best Products to Help Your Rental Feel More Like a Home: Peel-and-Stick Tile, Removable Wallpaper and More

The Best Products to Help Your Rental Feel More Like a Home: Peel-and-Stick Tile, Removable Wallpaper and More

Creating a space that feels unique to you when you’re renting a home or an apartment can be a challenge. In stark spaces without personality or rentals that are in serious need of renovation, a blank canvas can look just that: blank. But there are options to elevate your leased dwelling that won’t damage the existing fixtures to keep you from losing your entire security deposit.  Whether it’s worn wooden floors, bleek bathroom tile, dark rooms without lighting or a dingy kitchen creating a less than comfortable space, we’ve found lots of options to help transform your rental into something that feels more like a forever home. The bonus is that these products can be gently removed upon your departure date. From peel-and-stick wallpaper to plush, plug-in lighting fixtures, oversized rugs and removable tile, these finds will take your home from dated to dazzling. While you probably can’t get away with a full renovation, like permanently gluing wallpaper to the walls or cutting open the ceiling to install new lighting fixtures, these selections will make it look …

21 Reusable and Sustainable Products We Love (2024): Bags, Water Bottles, Straws, and More

21 Reusable and Sustainable Products We Love (2024): Bags, Water Bottles, Straws, and More

Most of us tend to use single-use products everyday, but switching even some of them out for sustainable products meant to be reused again and again can help our planet. Plastic is piling up in landfills and oceans; it’s even floating around in the air. It’s sad and frustrating, and unfortunately, the problem can’t be solved by consumers simply cutting down on single-use plastics—corporations need to do their part. But reducing the amount of garbage we produce can give us a sense of agency, not to mention that you can save quite a bit of money by buying a product only once. The best reusable products are ones you’re going to want to use again and again. So if you prefer the water bottles from your favorite coffee chain or fancy handkerchiefs from a local boutique, that’s what you should get. And if you have a pile of disposable products you want to replace, use them up first. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a bunch of our favorite products. Don’t see anything you …

Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop Just Launched a Rare Sale: Save 25% on Beauty and Wellness Products Now

Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop Just Launched a Rare Sale: Save 25% on Beauty and Wellness Products Now

Gwyneth Paltrow knows a thing or two about the finer things in life, and her goop Beauty line is certainly splurge-worthy. Now we’re hearing about a really a good sale. Certain goop Beauty products are 25% off with the code GLOWY, which is what you’ll be after giving your face and body the full glazed-donut treatment with these products. This sale includes skin care, hair care and body care products from the “beauty as wellness” brand. The goop sale runs through Monday, February 19, which means it’s time for a Presidents’ Day weekend shopping spree. Shop the goop Beauty Sale Our favorite highlights include the Microderm Instant Glow Exfoliator and and All-in-One Super Nutrient Face Oil, which are both bestsellers on the goop site. Paltrow herself uses the exfoliator and said her skin is “softer, smoother, and more luminous afterward—the results are instantaneous.” Inspired by popular in-office microdermabrasion treatments, this “powerful facial in a little jar” is used to polish away roughness, smooth uneven texture and reveal a healthy-looking complexion. This goop sale is rare — and we mean rare …

OpenAI’s Sora Is a Total Mystery

OpenAI’s Sora Is a Total Mystery

A new program from the ChatGPT maker promises to create videos from simple text prompts, but little is known about how it will actually work. One of the Sora sample videos released by OpenAI. The entire scene was generated by AI. (Courtesy OpenAI) February 16, 2024, 4:39 PM ET Yesterday afternoon, OpenAI teased Sora, a video-generation model that promises to convert written text prompts into highly realistic videos. Footage released by the company depicts such examples as “a Shiba Inu dog wearing a beret and black turtleneck” and “in an ornate, historical hall, a massive tidal wave peaks and begins to crash.” The excitement from the press has been reminiscent of the buzz surrounding the image creator DALL-E or ChatGPT in 2022: Sora is described as “eye-popping,” “world-changing,” and “breathtaking, yet terrifying.” The imagery is genuinely impressive. At a glance, one example of an animated “fluffy monster” looks better than Shrek; an “extreme close up” of a woman’s eye, complete with a reflection of the scene in front of her, is startlingly lifelike. But Sora is …

Best luxury laundry products, tried and tested

Best luxury laundry products, tried and tested

Better known for Baccarat Rouge 540, the eponymous French perfumer is keeping its loyal fan base on their toes with a launch that breaks away from the typical candles and eau de parfums. Francis Kurkdjian has brought his fragrance expertise to the world of laundry soap to infuse the fresh, lively notes of Aqua Universalis into your wardrobe. This light and bright scent brings the summer feeling all year long. The range includes Universal Laundry Detergent for lights and darks alike, the Scented Fabric Softener or a combination as part of the Fabric Care Discovery Set. However, we were particularly besotted by the wonderfully clean, fresh scent of the Aqua Universalis laundry mist, which further imbued our linens with the sumptuous, lasting aromas of pure luxury. Notes of Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot, white flower and light musks are evident without overwhelming the senses – offering a scent as fresh as the first billowing breeze of summer. However, at £115 per bottle – this certainly isn’t a luxury that many would spend their hard-earned cash on. …

Providing the right products at the right time with machine learning

Providing the right products at the right time with machine learning

Jorge: Certainly. My role, I will call, has two major focuses in two areas. One of them is I lead the machine learning engineering operations of the company globally. And on the other hand, I provide all of the analytical platforms that the company is using also on a global basis. So in role number one in my machine learning engineering and operations, what my team does is we grab all of these models that our community of data scientists that are working globally are coming up with, and we grabbed them and we strengthened it. Our major mission here is the first thing we need to do is we need to make sure that we are applying engineering practices to make them production ready and they can scale, they can also run in a cost-effective manner, and from there we ensure that in my operations hat they are there when needed. So a lot of these models, because they become part of our day-to-day operations, they’re going to come with certain specific service level …

The Hello! Fashion team share their go-to date night beauty products

The Hello! Fashion team share their go-to date night beauty products

Irrespective of whether you’re still in the heady throes of early romance, eager to impress, or wanting to celebrate withstanding your long-term partner thus far, keen to reignite the passion, date night glam is all about playing to your strengths. Ultimately, your date is there to experience the pleasure of your company, not critique your makeup skills.  It’s painfully clichéd, but you want to look like the best version of yourself, perhaps with a slightly romantic twist, reflective of the V-Day mood. The Hello! Fashion team share their go-to beauty products for a truly romantic date night: Natalie Salmon, Editor © Phill Taylor Skin and Makeup Enhancing Mist – Lisa Eldridge   “Discovering makeup setting spray transformed my approach to date night. After an awkward encounter at uni where a friend’s then-boyfriend pointed out the creasing makeup on my eyelids, I knew a change was needed. After the cringe and complex-inducing moment to make sure my makeup was in place I used the old ‘hairspray trick’… (I do not recommend it.) But I’ve since upgraded to Lisa Eldridge’s …

The Best Retinol Skincare Products for the Face and Body in 2024 — Plus Retinals, Tretinoin and More

The Best Retinol Skincare Products for the Face and Body in 2024 — Plus Retinals, Tretinoin and More

There are a host of anti-aging beauty products on the market these days. Shoppers searching for the proverbial fountain of youth can treat maturing skin with brands like Sunday Riley, Paula’s Choice and Kate Somerville, among others. Many of these products contain a helpful little thing called retinol. If your goal is a noticeable difference in your skin without going under the knife or needle, retinol is a good place to start. Retinol is a common form of vitamin A that has anti-aging effects and can even help clear acne. It’s possible you already have products in your beauty drawer or medicine cabinet that allow you to apply retinol to your face, but that’s not the only part of your body that experiences the effects of aging. That’s why more and more brands are introducing retinol body products to address this. Retinol is not the type of product you slather on and go. Retinols are often best applied at night due to the sun sensitivity they can cause. In the world of retinol, you’ll also see retinal and tretinoin. Here’s …

5 Facial Products to Protect Your Skin for a Day in the Sun

5 Facial Products to Protect Your Skin for a Day in the Sun

Updated Feb. 12, 2024 7:24 p.m. PT Written by  Charlotte Maracina Arielle Burton Our expert, award-winning staff selects the products we cover and rigorously researches and tests our top picks. If you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Reviews ethics statement Charlotte Maracina Associate Writer Charlotte Maracina is an associate writer for CNET based in Long Island, New York. When not writing about top products on the market, she’s traveling, binging Love Island or following Harry Styles on tour. Expertise Charlotte has two years of experience tracking different travel, fashion and lifestyle trends among 18-24 year olds. She studied Communications and Sociology at Belmont University. Arielle Burton Associate Content Manager Arielle Burton is an associate content manager on CNET’s Performance Optimization team. She graduated from Hofstra University in New York. Prior to joining CNET, she worked with legacy news (ABC7NY and Fox Business Network) and tech companies (Mashable). She specializes in crafting compelling alerts, building community engagement on news platforms, and optimizing CNET’s content for all audiences. Ultimately, Arielle is a digital …

The Best Makeup & Beauty Products of 2024, According to Hollywood Pros

The Best Makeup & Beauty Products of 2024, According to Hollywood Pros

Drumroll, please! After polling some of Hollywood’s top fashion and beauty insiders, The Hollywood Reporter presents the Red Carpet Essentials Awards. Now that awards season is in full swing, Hollywood glam squads are back behind the scenes. For our inaugural Red Carpet Essentials awards series, we polled top film, TV and celebrity makeup artists on the best foundations and face powders that they trust to deliver photo- and screen-ready skin. Our panelists included makeup artists such as Jennifer “JD” Daranyi (Lopez & Lopez), Jamie Greenberg (whose clients include Rashida Jones, Kaley Cuoco, Chelsea Handler), Hinako (Stephanie Hsu, Brandi Carlisle, Linda Cardellini), Renee Loiz (Quinta Brunson, Uzo Aduba, Sherry Cola, Danai Gurira), Julia Jovone (One Life to Live, Law & Order SVU, Shonda Rhimes, Jeffrey Wright), Katie Mellinger (Haim, Emma Watson, Sofia Coppola and more) and Robert Sesnek (Hailey Bieber, Lucy Hale and Madelyn Cline). They revealed their go-to makeup products for every type of scenario and skin shade, including options for matte and dewy finishes, full-coverage foundations available for over 40 skin tones, picks for …