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Reading List: A Sophisticated Updo (for Short Hair too!), How to Become a Morning Person, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss.

1. The Bouffant Pony: Birchboxer Whitney shows us how to create a chic bouffant pony. Spoiler alert: As you can see in the photo, it involves LOTS of teasing.

2. How to Become a Morning Person: Early risers are not only healthier but also happier. Check out this helpful interview for tips on how to give your AM snooze habit the boot.

3. Queen Kate: This week model and icon Kate Moss turned 40 years old (where has the time gone?). Take a trip back through two decades of magazine covers in this feature from our UK outpost.

4. 4 Clever Ways to Maximize Your Travel Bag: Did you know a contact lens case can double as a travel container for foundation? Before you take off on your next trip, check out these handy tips for making the most of the products you pack.

Global Holiday Traditions: What I Learned Growing Up as a Nomad
Birchbox staffer Ally shares a collection of multi-culti holiday traditions she picked up while traveling around the world. Whether you’re looking to shake-up a stodgy tradition or just curious about how other cultures ring in the New Year, this can’t-miss guide is an endless source of fun, new customs to test out. Plus, it’s packed with a veteran traveler’s helpful tips to surviving the holiday rush. 
Shopping for someone special? Check out these gifts for the Traditionalist.

Global Holiday Traditions: What I Learned Growing Up as a Nomad

Birchbox staffer Ally shares a collection of multi-culti holiday traditions she picked up while traveling around the world. Whether you’re looking to shake-up a stodgy tradition or just curious about how other cultures ring in the New Year, this can’t-miss guide is an endless source of fun, new customs to test out. Plus, it’s packed with a veteran traveler’s helpful tips to surviving the holiday rush. 

Shopping for someone special? Check out these gifts for the Traditionalist.

5 Travel Videos to Get You Ready for Columbus Day Weekend
There are just two more work days until Columbus Day weekend and we hope you’ve got Monday off like we do! To prep for the long weekend, we’ve been brushing up on all our best travel tips, including ways to efficiently pack a carry-on and how to look refreshed after stepping off a plane. Keep reading for our jet-setting advice and bon voyage! 
Yoga Poses for Travelers with Tara Stiles

I’m completely in favor of skipping exercise for the long weekend, but the truth is that I always feel better after a little yoga (even if it’s only a couple of minutes). These easy poses from our favorite yoga-lebrity, Tara Stiles, can be done anywhere. 
How To: Look Great After a Long Flight

It’s hard to look presentable after traveling, but this makeup routine will have you looking your best no matter whether you’re commuting by plane, train, or automobile. 
10 Travel Essentials from OscarPRGirl

Globe-trotting social media darling OscarPRGirl shares her top 10 travel essentials (as in the 10 things I’ll be adding to my packing list ASAP). 
How to Pack Your Carry-On

Organizational guru Melanie Charlton shares her advice on packing superefficiently. Since I’m not a fan of checking a bag, nothing could be more useful than knowing how to properly pack a carry-on.
Birchbox: Top 4 In-Flight Beauty Tips

Here are our top four tips for surviving a long flight—from the best thing to wear, the products you need to stay hydrated and happy, and much more. 
—Lorelei 
For more Birchbox videos, click here. 

5 Travel Videos to Get You Ready for Columbus Day Weekend

There are just two more work days until Columbus Day weekend and we hope you’ve got Monday off like we do! To prep for the long weekend, we’ve been brushing up on all our best travel tips, including ways to efficiently pack a carry-on and how to look refreshed after stepping off a plane. Keep reading for our jet-setting advice and bon voyage! 

Yoga Poses for Travelers with Tara Stiles

I’m completely in favor of skipping exercise for the long weekend, but the truth is that I always feel better after a little yoga (even if it’s only a couple of minutes). These easy poses from our favorite yoga-lebrity, Tara Stiles, can be done anywhere. 

How To: Look Great After a Long Flight

It’s hard to look presentable after traveling, but this makeup routine will have you looking your best no matter whether you’re commuting by plane, train, or automobile. 

10 Travel Essentials from OscarPRGirl

Globe-trotting social media darling OscarPRGirl shares her top 10 travel essentials (as in the 10 things I’ll be adding to my packing list ASAP). 

How to Pack Your Carry-On

Organizational guru Melanie Charlton shares her advice on packing superefficiently. Since I’m not a fan of checking a bag, nothing could be more useful than knowing how to properly pack a carry-on.

Birchbox: Top 4 In-Flight Beauty Tips

Here are our top four tips for surviving a long flight—from the best thing to wear, the products you need to stay hydrated and happy, and much more. 

—Lorelei 

For more Birchbox videos, click here. 

Life Hack: These 5 Everyday Items Will Up Your Style Game

The next time you’re sitting at home, take a quick look around. Do you have a banana, a bar of soap, a bobby pin, some vinegar, and a bottle of clear nail polish anywhere close by? If so, then you can take your style game to the next level (and not in the ways you’d expect!). Our editors at Birchbox Man, ever devoted to style and simplicity, came up with some creative ways to fix annoying loose threads on shirts, solve the unused-toothpaste epidemic, and get shiny, polished shoes with unexpected household items.

Your routine may never be the same again.

—Ashley

Looking for more fun things to try this month? The Birchbox Man October To-Do List has you covered.

Be The Best Travel Photographer Ever
Traveling often means that for the duration of your trip, you become the world’s greatest photog (regardless of skill level).
Whether you’re the artsy type who frames elegant shots of diners in the square or a manic I-need-a-photo-of-everything shutterbug, you’ll want to get focused for your next adventure (haha, get it?) with these tips from seasoned traveler and global photographer William Hereford. 
He’s got advice for everything from picking the right camera, to easy photo-editing apps, to capturing the moment while enjoying it at the same time.
Check out his tricks here!
—Ashley
Before you get busy snapping pictures, read up on these tips for getting to know a new city in 48 hours!

Be The Best Travel Photographer Ever

Traveling often means that for the duration of your trip, you become the world’s greatest photog (regardless of skill level).

Whether you’re the artsy type who frames elegant shots of diners in the square or a manic I-need-a-photo-of-everything shutterbug, you’ll want to get focused for your next adventure (haha, get it?) with these tips from seasoned traveler and global photographer William Hereford.

He’s got advice for everything from picking the right camera, to easy photo-editing apps, to capturing the moment while enjoying it at the same time.

Check out his tricks here!

—Ashley

Before you get busy snapping pictures, read up on these tips for getting to know a new city in 48 hours!

5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours
When you’re planning your next big trip to an exciting locale, it’s easy to rely on the standard tourist spots to fill your itinerary (hello, Eiffel Tower!). But you could be missing out on some incredible cultural experiences by following a tour guide’s list of “must-sees.”
Thankfully Birchbox Man has compiled easy-to-follow tips that will help you get to know your destination better than Anthony Bourdain. 
Here’s how to explore on your own, get insider local advice, and even where to stay (get ready to ditch traditional hotels!).
—Ashley
Going somewhere across the pond? Arm yourself with these tips to fight jet lag.

5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours

When you’re planning your next big trip to an exciting locale, it’s easy to rely on the standard tourist spots to fill your itinerary (hello, Eiffel Tower!). But you could be missing out on some incredible cultural experiences by following a tour guide’s list of “must-sees.”

Thankfully Birchbox Man has compiled easy-to-follow tips that will help you get to know your destination better than Anthony Bourdain.

Here’s how to explore on your own, get insider local advice, and even where to stay (get ready to ditch traditional hotels!).

—Ashley

Going somewhere across the pond? Arm yourself with these tips to fight jet lag.

The Birchbox Man To-Do List: September 2013

We can hardly believe it, but it’s officially September! And that means it’s time for us to update our wardrobes—hello, scarves—and daily routines to include some very appropriate Autumn staples.

Luckily, Birchbox Man editor Martin has compiled five essential tips and tricks to help make the summer-to-fall transition a little easier. Among them: a surprisingly easy workout move to tone your calves and glutes, plus a crazy life hack to keep pants wrinkle free when packing (you need to see it to believe it!).

—Ashley

All packed and ready to fly? Check out these six to-die-for airport meals.

3 Tips For The Perfect Long Weekend
The long-weekend is finally here—maybe you’re already jetting off on a getaway or starting a stay-cation. Either way, you work your butt off, so when those precious three days come around, use them well and look good doing it.  Here are some tips to make your weekend plans even better:
1. 4 Glam (and Supereasy) Ways to Wear a Hair Wrap

Staying in? Going out? Taking a trip somewhere new? There’s a wrap for that. Grab a colorful hair wrap and try out one of these awesome styles.
2. How To: Look Great After A Long Flight

A late flight or long drive may have an exciting destination, but will leave you looking a little less than glamorous upon arrival. When there’s turbulence or bumpy roads, you might think makeup is out of the question, but there are a handful of products and tips that will leave you fresh and ready for weekend fun (as long as you’re not the one driving).
3. The Perfect Airplane Uniform

Guys, even when you’re not traveling for work, you can still put together a smart and classy outfit for the trip. And don’t forget to pack smart! We picked out a few travel essentials, right down to the suitcase.
—Ashley
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video tips & tricks.

3 Tips For The Perfect Long Weekend

The long-weekend is finally here—maybe you’re already jetting off on a getaway or starting a stay-cation. Either way, you work your butt off, so when those precious three days come around, use them well and look good doing it.  Here are some tips to make your weekend plans even better:

1. 4 Glam (and Supereasy) Ways to Wear a Hair Wrap

Staying in? Going out? Taking a trip somewhere new? There’s a wrap for that. Grab a colorful hair wrap and try out one of these awesome styles.

2. How To: Look Great After A Long Flight

A late flight or long drive may have an exciting destination, but will leave you looking a little less than glamorous upon arrival. When there’s turbulence or bumpy roads, you might think makeup is out of the question, but there are a handful of products and tips that will leave you fresh and ready for weekend fun (as long as you’re not the one driving).

3. The Perfect Airplane Uniform

Guys, even when you’re not traveling for work, you can still put together a smart and classy outfit for the trip. And don’t forget to pack smart! We picked out a few travel essentials, right down to the suitcase.

—Ashley

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video tips & tricks.

How To: Avoid Getting Wrecked by Travel

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This summer has been a blur of planes, trains, and automobiles. While travel can be wonderfully fulfilling, it can also throw your body completely out of whack. I love scouting out all the best pastry shops in Paris and food souvenir-ing my way through Barcelona, but I hate the feeling of returning home exhausted and wrecked. 
As I gear up for back-to-back trips to Los Angeles and Europe (lucky, I know!), I’m arming myself with key tips on staying healthy, courtesy of my friend and wellness expert Tammy Walker. 

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