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The Sweet Way Katy Perry and John Mayer Romanced Each Other in Their Early Days

Continuing her unofficial, semisuccessful campaign to reshape our opinions of John Mayer's dateability, Katy Perry has opened up about an early detail of her relationship with her fellow singer-songwriter BF. And it's pretty cute.<p>According to Katy, in the early days of their relationship before …

The One Thing You Can't Say to the Person You Love

I asked readers "What is the one thing you could never say to the person you love?"<p>Maybe the timing wasn't right. Maybe you wanted to protect that person. Maybe you never had the chance.<p>Whatever the reason, here are 11 things readers left unsaid.<p>A response from one reader: "To my best friend: …

10 Fashion Tastemakers to Watch for Out-of-the-Box Style Inspiration

Boobs 101: 5 Tricks You Can Use to Make the Most of Your Chest and Cleavage

What to play up the girls a little? We got you. Making the most out of what you have in the breast department just takes a good push-up bra and a little beauty know-how. Here are some ways to keep your chest looking as fabulous as humanly possible:<p>Put bronzer on in the perfect pattern to make them …

30 November Outfit Ideas, Modeled by Glamour Editors

Need a whole November's worth of inspiration? See how three of our editors take four perfect black-and-white pieces and create outfit heaven.

Nails Need a Little TLC After Too Many Gel Manicures? Here's How to Nurse Them Back to Health

There's a lot of good stuff to say about gel manicures (they don't chip! And they last up to two weeks!), but if you get too many of them in a row, they can leave your nails dry, brittle, and generally a mess. If that's where you're finding yourself right now, these tips from Dr. Gary Goldenberg, …

4 Rules of Using Selfies as Your Online Dating Profile Picture

Rule: Always include your celeb BFF in your selfie.<p>Welcome to the world of dating in 2013, wherein we must discuss the rules of selfies and emojis when it comes to finding love. I'd roll my eyes and make a joke about being too old for this stuff, but I've taken a selfie in the last 48 hours and I'm …

Does Using Lip Balm in Place of Hair Gel Really Work?

After several years of having a short pixie cut, I recently decided to grow out my hair. (Just once I'd like to be able to wear a braid!) But if you've ever tried to grow out your hair, you know that it is the most painful process ever.<p>Right now it's at what I call the "puffy" phase. A trick you're …

10 Dating Challenges for All You Single Girls (Don't Make Me Do It Alone!)

Last week, I asked you guys to help me come up with a list of dating adventures to send myself on to reinvigorate my social, romantic spirit. Unsurprisingly, you (along with my Facebook friends and some coworkers) came up with some good stuff. Today, I'm sharing the list of 10 <b>#SmittenChallenge</b> …

Dakota Johnson (A.K.A. Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey) Is Already Taking Over Red Carpets, Steps Out With a Gorgeous, Creative Updo

We're going to be seeing a lot more of Dakota Johnson on the red carpet in the coming months, thanks to her role as Anastasia Steele in the upcoming <i>50 Shades of Grey</i> movie, and if this updo she wore to the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala is any indication of her style, we have a lot to look forward …

Why Dating Someone From High School Could Lead to a Lifelong Relationship

I'll never forget when my good friend Oliver decided to change the focus his dating life. Like most of my 20-something friends from high school now living in the big city, he was enjoying the multitude of opportunities to date—and sleep with— strangers. But the lack of connection was starting to …

A Quick Way to Make Your Gray Smoky Eye Makeup More Gorgeous That You Can Steal From Kate Hudson

I love what was going on with Kate Hudson's gray smoky eye makeup at the LACMA 2013 Art + Film Gala. From far away it just looks like a regular ol' purplish-gray smoky eye, but up close you can see that there's a little something going on that gives it a little more depth.<p>The close-up:<p>There's a …

*NSYNC Reunited: Come See a Photo of the Whole Band (Plus, Jessica Biel!) at Chris Kirkpatrick's Wedding. Also, Justin Timberlake's Random Fedora

As I mentioned over the weekend, *NSYNC reunited on Saturday for Chris Kirkpatrick's wedding to marketing rep Karly Skladany; all of the guys in the band were in the wedding, wearing Men's Wearhouse rental tuxes. Check 'em out, along with Jessica Biel:<p>Of COURSE Justin Timberlake went rogue and wore …

3 Guy-Approved Ways to Turn Down a Date Without Hurting His Feelings

A reader recently wrote to ask me if she should turn down a guy she thought was really great but wasn't physically attracted to, and if so, how should she do it without being too harsh? For the first part of her question, I'm including links to past discussions of the issue at the end of this …

A Career In Dog Whispering Is One Wag Away

Photographed by Molly Cranna.<p>Thanks to science, we are <i>this</i> close to communing with our beloved canines. Now we can tell whether our dog really cares …

Could You Possibly Be a Fashion Hoarder? Our Experts Weigh In on What to Keep and When to Purge

Last year, when Jeana Sohn of one of my fave bookmarked blogs, Closet Visit, wanted to profile my closet, I had a major awakening. I realized my entire <i>home</i> was a closet. Clothing racks invaded every inch of my office (see above for proof), shoes doubled as "art" on bookshelves, and, yes, bags were …

How to Move on to the Next Level

Something I'm going to talk to you about is very real and very present for me right now.<p>You know the voice inside of your head that sometimes says, "You're ready! You're ready for the next level of growth!"<p>And then there's another voice that might say, "Why? Why do you need that? Why are you moving …

Jennifer Aniston's Haircut Philosophy Is Just Like Ours: 'I Was Bored, Honestly'

Jennifer Aniston's come a long way since "The Rachel," but she hasn't become too strategic when it comes to haircuts. In fact, she's surprisingly just like us when it comes to making big styling decisions.<p>Just this week, the actress chopped off more than six inches of her enviable hair, leaving …

Accessories Trend Report: Spring 2014

See the chicest bags, shoes and extras of note.<p>For arbiters of the ornate, staunch purists and the more balanced among us, peruse the chic extras that are already creating buzz. Click through to see the top trends in shoes, bags and more for spring. Edited by Sam Broekema and Amanda Weiner. Text by …

Selena Gomez: I'm the 'girl you want to take home to your parents'

Selena Gomez has conjured up a public image we can actually get behind: Actually setting a wholesome example for young girls — unlike many of her infamous Disney-wrought contemporaries.<p>The "Stars Dance" pop star covers Teen Vogue for the fourth time and on Tuesday, the mag revealed some teasers …

Kylie Jenner Causes A Stir With Racy Instagram Photo

Kylie Jenner is causing a stir with her latest Instagram photo, which has her looking well beyond her 16 years.<p>Jenner, along with her older sisters Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kourtney and their mom, Kris, participated in a gorgeous photo shoot in Malibu on Monday (Nov. 4). The teen later shared a …

Get Your Home Winter Ready

Unfortunately the sunshine has been and gone again for another year, which means that it is now time to get your home winter ready! Kiss goodbye to …

Polaroid Z340, Z2300 Cameras

Polaroid fans, your wish came true. It’s back now, better than ever. Perhaps you’d like an updated version of the original? Take a look at the …

37 Surprisingly Chic Gifts Under $25

Don't show a soul your receipts because these finds look très expensive.<p>It doesn't take bells and whistles to show your loved ones how well you know them. These thoughtful gift ideas are guaranteed to be some of the best birthday, anniversary, or just because gifts they've ever gotten.

History Channel Working on a 'Roots' Remake; Original Star LeVar Burton Responds – /Film

After taking on a legendary family feud and Depression-era outlaws — not to mention flirting with the Kennedy clan — the History network is ready to …

Wake Up! Tips To Fight Your Sleepiness — And Win

What is it about cold, dark, wintry mornings that makes starting the day so difficult? If getting up when it's still pitch black out really isn’t …

Robyn Lawley: Why The Dangerous ‘Thigh Gap’ Trend Makes Me Mad

A disturbing trend online encourages girls to be so thin they can see a gap between their thighs. Model Robyn Lawley reacts.<p>“Thinspiration” has …

A Look Into Facebook's Potential To Recognize Anybody's Face

Revelations about NSA spying have left people wondering about the privacy of their digital data. But what about the privacy of their faces?<p>The movies make facial recognition look easy: In the 1998 film <i>Enemy of the State</i>, a team of NSA agents simply freeze a surveillance tape, tap some keys and …

New York slaughter of mom, 4 kids: 'It's a scene you'll never forget,' cops say

When relatives of a Chinese immigrant mother of four young children banged on the family's door, it opened to a grisly sight: a man dripping with human blood who is now charged with stabbing the five to death with a butcher knife.<p>Mingdong Chen, 25, faced five counts of murder Sunday, a day after …