Here’s How Much It Costs To Buy A Home In Your State



Home ownership in the U.S. is at its lowest level in five decades. Of those who do own homes, just 34% are under the age of 35 (and they may all be Kardashians.) For many of us, the idea of buying a home feels like a pipe dream, one we’re not sure we should prioritize given our astounding levels of debt, our desire to acquire experiences as opposed to material possessions, and the feeling that the traditional American dream is an unrealistic aspiration in 2016. So, how much do you need to earn in order to be a homeowner in this day and age? A report released by mortgage and loan site has the data. If you live in Pittsburgh, the cheapest metro area, you can buy a home with an annual salary of just $32,400. By contrast, those who hope to own a home must take home far larger salaries in San Francisco, where you need to make $161,947.60 per year. We should note that we’re not sure where in New York City one could purchase a home on a salary of $86,215.44 or, for that matter, anyone who makes $92k in LA and owns their own place, but if you’ve got information we don’t, please feel free to share it in the comments below.


If these salary quotes seem daunting to you—or the national average price tag for a home, which is $885,000, seems insane—the Huffington Post cautions that it’s not necessarily more affordable to rent. In the last 50 years, those monthly fees have increased much more quickly than have incomes, which means that renters are spending a higher percentage of their salary on rent than ever before. So, you’d better remember to call your parents today, as you may be moving back in with them—the most common living arrangement for 18-29 year-olds in the U.S. at present—in the very near future.

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Valmont introduces its new line, Expert of Light, to the UAE


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It was a well organised event attended by media and socialites from the region.

Agnès Teffaud, Valmont’s International Spa and Press consultant introduced us to the exquisite range of products and helped us understand how each of these can give us a perfect and even complexion.

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She made us realize that unless we don’t solve the skin issues from deep within, we can’t achieve a permanent and 100% result. She explained us how Valmont products reach deep underneath our skin and repair and protect our skin  so that we can achieve radiance and even complexion for years to come…..

We got to try out the  products and they were quite amazing…

Shortly I would be trying out a  demonstration massage and I am really looking forward to it 

More about the product range and the brand

To introduce the UAE to this new breakthrough in skincare, Valmont hosted an elegant breakfast in Dubai’s Zabeel Ladies Club Blue Lounge for a select group of influencers from the region. G, in which they were given the option to test the products.

Today, women of all ages want the perfect complexion: a pure and clear complexion, a delicate and transparent complexion, a porcelain complexion, a fresh complexion that beams with youth, but above all an even complexion. In this quest for the perfect complexion, the key word is uniformity. While the search for a pure complexion is nothing new in cosmetics, today this quest is becoming a global phenomenon. This year, Valmont is answering this call in the purest tradition of prestige cosmetics and offering the world its new line: EXPERT OF LIGHT.


With EXPERT OF LIGHT, Valmont is offering a comprehensive line of six products (cleansing gel, lotion, serum, SPF 50 day cream, rich cream and mask) to illuminate the skin and enhance the uniformity of the complexion. A hybrid line that falls between the whitening products found in Asia and the “radiance” ranges distributed in Europe, this new Valmont creation is truly universal, offering a sumptuous blend of technical prowess and sensory pleasure.

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EXPERT OF LIGHT combines the best of the expertise Valmont has gained over the years in helping the skin maintain a healthy glow. After C in 1998, SNOW in 1999, RADIANCE in 2003, and WHITE & BLANC in 2006, EXPERT OF LIGHT is even more complete and effective than all of its predecessors combined. It is based on a comprehensive approach to treating the skin thanks to new ingredients with exceptional virtues.

To introduce the UAE to this new breakthrough in skincare, Valmont hosted an elegant breakfast in Dubai’s Zabeel Ladies Club Blue Lounge for a select group of influencers from the region. Guests were able to discover the exquisite brand’s new line through a presentation by Valmont’s International Spa and Press consultant, Agnès Teffaud, in which they were given the option to test the products. Afterwards, each of them received a voucher for a 30-minute demonstration massage in order to fully immerse themselves within the world of Valmont.

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I Spent a Week Wearing Fruit of the Loom Underwear


As part of a recent cleaning frenzy, I decided to do a full analysis of my possessions and wardrobe, determined to only hold on to that which served me well. This zealous examination even extended to my undergarments, where I discovered that my underwear collection sparkedanything but joy. In fact, it sparked disgust and a little bit of sadness. Thus, I decided to do a full-on overhaul of my underwear choices. 

In my hunt for new underwear, my top priority was comfort. After that, I wanted variety, as I'd been wearing out the same old basic pairs of panties for years, and variety is the spice of life — even when it comes to your underthings. I dedicated five days to trying out various Fruit of the Loom products in an array of styles and textures: bikinis and boy shorts, microfiber and lace, sporty and sexy.

Keep reading to find out what I learned over the week I spent working, traveling, partying, and living in my new Fruit of the Loom undies.

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Shop The Accessories Line Inspired By Olivia Palermo


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Courtesy of AERIN

Olivia Palermo is known for two major things: impeccable style and killer accessories. As a result, the fashion icon can credit her latest role of muse for the new line of AERIN accessories to her highly sought-after aesthetic. Founded by Aerin Lauder (granddaughter of Estée Lauder), the luxury lifestyle brand has expanded into handbags, shoes and scarves for fall 2016, and Olivia is featured prominently throughout the campaign. “Olivia has always been a source of style inspiration for me,” says Aerin. “She is the modern style icon of our time, and her feminine, modern and effortless [look] is very much in line with our DNA.” From floral embroidery to bold leopard pony to richly hued velvet and suede, each item in the range boasts an elegant femininity with timeless appeal, akin to Olivia’s signature style. exclusively on Net-a-Porter

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Malia Obama Could Have Easily Stolen These Shoes From Her Mom's Closet


Coming back from vacation can be slightly less than thrilling, but a great way to ease back into reality? With a cute yet comfy posttrip outfit, much like the ones Michelle and Malia Obama wore when returning from Martha's Vineyard. The stylish mother-daughter duo both opted to rock breezy shirtdresses, pairing them with the perfect travel shoe: Converse sneakers.

Their footwear choice further proved how versatile Converse can be — and made us wonder if Malia borrowed those high-tops from Michelle's growing collection. Scroll through to see their travel ensembles in full, then shop these classic kicks for yourself.

Michelle and Malia Both Wore Shirtdresses Paired With Converse Sneakers

We Already Know the FLOTUS Owns a Few Pairs of These Classic Kicks

Even Sasha Wore a Pair as they Set Off on Vacation!

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7 Editor-Approved Ways To Fight Off Tired Eyes


We know a thing or two about hectic schedules, endless deadlines and myriad social engagements that inevitably curtail the recommended eight hours of sleep. As we collectively struggle to look like we’ve had a restful snooze, the first signs of grogginess in the morning unfortunately reveal themselves around our eyes. However, with much practice we’ve figured out effective ways to instantly reverse puffiness, bags and dark circles so we can seem wide awake—despite needing an intravenous caffeine supply. Ahead, our editors reveal the tricks they swear by for achieving gorgeous, bright eyes.

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