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I Was Pretty Sure My Eyelash Extensions Were Making My Lids Bald

<i>This story first ran in April 2016, but eyelash extensions are more popular than ever. If you’ve been considering taking the leap, or already have</i> …

Beauty

You’ll Be Wearing Cargo Pants Before Your Legs Even Know What Happened

After I finished writing about the potential return of the worst of early aughts denim, it occurred to me that if <i>low-rise skinny jeans</i> are being …

Fashion

15 Haikus About Laughably Mediocre Sex

There are few human experiences more liable to be either incredible or awful than sex between two adults who <i>really</i> just want it to work out. It’s the …

Love

I Dressed Like My High School Self for a Week

When I volunteered as tribute for the challenge of dressing like my high school self for a week, the first thing I did was open up Facebook and …

Clothing

Kim Kardashian’s Contour Kit is Great (So Long as You Don’t Leave the House)

The timing of Kim Kardashian’s contour kit seems off. Kim’s the queen of the internet and the queen of contouring, sure, but doesn’t it kind of seem …

Makeup

I Still Miss Jenna, But J.Crew is Pretty Good Right Now

I miss Jenna Lyons at J.Crew so much. I miss her in that way that you miss your friend who moved away even though you two never hung out when you …

Clothing

The Cult of Scandinavian Style: How’d it Get so Good?

It has been six whole days since Copenhagen Fashion Week ended, and I’m still mad I wasn’t there. Frankly, I might never not be mad. It was that cool.<p>…

Fashion

Do You and Your Partner Always Split the Bill?

When it comes to relationships, I’ve historically insisted my partner and I split the bill straight down the middle.”Fairness” was of utmost …

Relationships

3 Ways to Wear Belts That Do More Than Hold Up Pants

The art of getting dressed is a bit like a group project: There’s usually one item of clothing that acts as Team Leader. There’s almost always a …

Clothing

How to Become a Morning Workout Person

I’ve never been a morning person, by which I mean I’m a night owl with chronic insomnia and morning time is my enemy. I’ve also never been an …

Fitness

The Real Reason People Care About Celebrity Breakups

I was watching <i>Game of Thrones</i> when a wail of agony that most definitely wasn’t coming from the television startled me out of my HBO …

Anna Faris

Please, I Beg: Let’s Kill the Word “Adulting”

Listen up, people. An epidemic is sweeping the nation and it’s using the word “adult” as a verb. As in, “adulting is hard,” “I cannot adult today” …

Buzzfeed

These 8 Summer Sales Are Selling Out as You Read This

Remember in June when I said summer sale season is a marathon not a sprint and the finish line wasn’t even in sight? WELL NOW IT IS VERY MUCH IN …

Fashion

Get to Know Team MR: Meet Nikki, Director of Ad Operations

Where were you before this and what were you doing?<p>Before MR, I was doing Client Services at BuzzFeed, which essentially meant I worked with the …

Buzzfeed

Reimagining Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Looks

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. There has been a slew of documentaries in the UK (some good, some bad) and a …

Fashion

Mercury’s In Retrograde, But What Does That Actually Mean?

Paige Knapp didn’t think moving in with her boyfriend would be such a headache. Shortly before her lease was up, when they were soon to live in …

Astrology

A History of Things I Wanted Because Everyone Else Had Them

I am of two minds. One wants everything in my wardrobe to be a treasure that I unearthed with my bare hands, a little shovel and one of those brushes …

Fashion

Move Over, Millennial Pink — There’s a New Sheriff in Town

For months, maybe years now, scrolling through Instagram has felt like taking a stroll through the inside of a mouth. Pink walls, pink books, pink …

Fashion

The Simple and Complicated Reason I Stopped Drinking

<i>Everyone has a unique and complex relationship with their vices, coping mechanisms and relaxation methods. In the case of alcohol, that nuance is</i> …

Mind

What I Wish I Knew My First Summer Post-College

You know that feeling when you walk into the kitchen and forget what you were doing? That’s how I felt the entire month of August after my college …

Employment

How to Make H&M Look Expensive

There are few feelings more gut-warmingly thrilling than admiring an item of clothing someone else is wearing and finding out, upon asking, that it …

Fashion

Preetma Singh Has at Least Five Different Style Identities

Preetma Singh of Nordstrom’s fashion editorial team is not loyal to one particular style identity, nor does she shy away from a trend. Over the …

Fashion

The Baguette Bag is Making a Triumphant Return

Here’s something to chew on: My etiquette coach once told me that the Duchess of Cambridge would never hold her handbag under her armpit. It’s …

Fashion

I Tried the Morning Routines of 5 Successful People

Every single Successful Person in the history of the world woke/wakes up early. Winston Churchill and Linda Evangelista are the only exceptions: The …

Productivity

Charlottesville: Words Matter

“Hate” is a powerful bullet of a word that carries the force of all destructive emotions behind it, unless it’s used as a euphemism in place of …

Black Lives Matter

The 10 Most Addicting Books, According to the Internet

When I asked the MR community to help me compile a list of genuinely addicting books, I had no idea the request would be met with such gusto. As of …

Books

Millennial Survives Another Day of Nonstop Irony

The first thing I do upon waking up is Instagram a watermarked photo of Guy Fieri looking eagerly at a burger and caption it “literally me.” I let my …

Taylor Swift

The Thought Process of Wearing A See-Through Dress

<i>This story first ran last summer, but given that August 2017 is SO WHAT month, what better time than the present to walk around in a see-through</i> …

Fashion

I’m Sorry But Low-Rise Jeans Might Be Coming Back

<i>The Cut</i> recently published an article entitled, “We Regret to Inform You That Belly Buttons Are Making a Comeback.” This news was disturbing enough …

Fashion

Why Not Taking Vacation is the New Normal

Glassdoor released statistics at the end of May confirming Americans really, truly aren’t taking their vacation days. The average U.S. employee only …

The Workplace