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The Ultimate Roadtrip Soundtrack

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Although it’s tempting to bump Beyoncé all the way, we’ve rounded up some excellent new tunes to soundtrack your summer roadtrip. Whether you’re going upstate, down-shore, or cross-country, you can press play on these tracks for a refreshing summer playlist. Once you’ve got these contenders for “song of the summer,” check out Flavorpill’s exclusive Summer Guide for our top picks of awesome things to do this summer. … Read More

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Al Fresco Cinema: The Best Outdoor Movie Spots in the Country

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IMAX and 3-D attempted to amp up the movie-going experience, but for our money, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars in the great outdoors — or local city park, for that matter. Putting a refreshing spin on cinema, the following al fresco spots are our favorites in the nation. Pack a picnic and make a date. To pack in even more refreshing summer fun, NYC & LA culture vultures should check out our custom Flavorpill summer guides. From flicks to food and comedy, we’ve rounded up the top events of the season. … Read More

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Refresh Your Library: Better Summer Reads

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Longer summer days mean more time for reading. In a season of highlights, it’s tough to trim the list, but we’ve rounded up our favorite new books that should absolutely be in your beach bag this summer. After you refresh your library/e-reader, check out our Ultimate Summer Guides for awesome things to do in LA & NYC (if you can pull your nose out of these books). … Read More

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Fiona Apple and Sister Maude Maggart Team Up On Starbucks Valentine Compilation

Apart from uniting the world via technicolor coffee beverages, Starbucks has always secondarily been a purveyor of — and occasional… Read More

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5 Ways to Refresh a Summer Friday

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You lucky so-and-so! Your office gives you half-days every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day! Or, like those of us here at Flavorpill Media, every other Friday. You owe it to the folks still slaving away at five on a Friday to make the most of your holiday, and these tips — brought to you by Starbucks, your summer starting point for all day refreshment — will help you do just that. Not a lucky so-and-so? You can still get your morning going with Iced Coffee, relax at lunch with an Iced Tea, and recharge your afternoon with a Starbucks Refreshers™ beverage.  … Read More

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5 Ways to Make Today a Summer Vacation Day

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You’ve long since graduated high school, but just because you can no longer (honestly) sing “No more pencils, no more books / No more teachers’ dirty looks,” doesn’t mean you have to abandon the thrill of summer vacation. These tips are brought to you by Starbucks, your summer starting point for all-day refreshment. Let’s go! … Read More

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15 Things You Should Do Today

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There are a lot of how-to guides and tips for better living out there, but we’ve boiled it down to a simple 15 tasks. Check out these 15 things you can do today to refresh your routine, brought to you by Starbucks, your summer starting point for all-day refreshment!  … Read More

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How to Refresh Your Afternoon With a Quick “Roadtrip”

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In a perfect world, you’d be able to hit the road for days or weeks at a time this summer. Alas, you’re an “adult” with “responsibilities” and a “job.” But you can still schedule time for a mini “roadtrip” during your work day. Check out these revitalizing pro tips, brought to you by Starbucks, your summer starting point for all day refreshment. … Read More

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The 12 Most Unnecessary Pumpkin-Flavored Products

Fall is in the air, and that means, once again, it’s that time of year when nothing’s safe from being pumpkinized. This year, the endless flurry of pumpkin- and pumpkin-spice-flavored goods and services seems to have gotten a bit out of hand. The popularity of Starbucks’ autumnally emblematic Pumpkin Spice Latte has ushered in an anything-goes mentality among marketing strategists, leading some to compare the newfound ubiquity of pumpkin to bacon, others to remind us of the oft-forgotten history of the pumpkin-spice trade, and yet other rabid partisans to come to its defense.

But whether we actually like pumpkin or we’re simply addicted to corn syrup and pumpkin pie spice seems beside the point; there are certain things that are just better off free from pumpkin tyranny. We’ve put together a list of some of the stranger manifestations of the pumpkin craze we’ve seen this season. Stock up while these last, because it’s only a matter of time before all the candy canes and “holiday spice” products take over. … Read More

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A Selection of Brands’ Responses to Their Products’ Depiction on TV and Film

Placing brand named products on either the big or small screen can be a tricky feat. Even if a movie or TV show is actually being sponsored by a particular company and is contractually bound to include them in the script, the company isn’t always happy with the way it’s represented. But the stakes can… Read More

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