20 On-Trend Clutches to Add to Your Handbag Collection

Any fashion-conscious woman knows what a major role accessories can play in an outfit. For everyday use, we might grab the same goes-with-everything handbag, but when we’re headed somewhere special—a wedding or black-tie event, say—or even a casual event that you just don’t want to lug a giant tote to, clutches can be key. MORE: Thigh-High Boots: A Shopping and Styling Guide Whether you’re more of a classic gal and go with a striped or textured clutch, or you’re ready to try something over-the-top or extra-fancy, there is an on-trend clutch…

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Death of Cranberries star O'Riordan not suspicious – police

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The death in London of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police said on Tuesday, as tributes flowed in for one of Ireland’s most successful artists. Source link

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Airbnb will now let you book by paying 50 percent in advance

Airbnb is introducing a new way for users to pay for rentals, letting them reserve accommodation by paying 50 percent upfront and 50 percent before they arrive. The feature, called Pay Less Up Front, effectively lets customers stagger the cost of accommodation — perfect if you’re managing a budget but want to make sure you don’t lose the rental for your upcoming holiday. Before this feature was introduced, rentals had to be paid for 100 percent upfront. Airbnb says it hopes the feature will encourage customers to pick pricier accommodation.…

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14 Ways to Nail Metallic Home Decor

If you’re looking for an excuse to treat yo’ self—or your space—to something fresh, consider it found. Metallic accents somehow feel equally classic and trendy, and instantly add a hint of industrial-cool glamour to any room. They’re also ultra-versatile, and go with all kinds of colors and textures. MORE: 22 Ways to Work Sage Green Into Your Home Decor ASAP We’ll definitely be looking for ways to incorporate gold, silver, and copper into our spaces this season. For metallic home styling inspiration and shopping ideas, click through the gallery. A version of this story originally appeared in…

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‘Abundant bleeding’ epidemic in 16th-century Mexico might have been Salmonella

A mysterious epidemic that killed millions of people in 16th century Mexico may be linked to a rare strain of Salmonella, a new DNA analysis reveals. The discovery is the best clue yet to the cause of a devastating infection that killed up to 80 percent of Mexico’s native population between 1545 and 1550 — spreading to Guatemala, and possibly as far south as Peru. At the time, no one had ever seen anything like this disease: it made its victims bleed from their faces. Medical texts from the period…

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