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12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More

A dozen simple, easy-to-remember phrases, and they'll almost always make other people react positively to you.<p>The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, …

96 Things to Do When You're Bored

Years ago when I was going through a hard time, my therapist recommended that I read Dr. Wayne W. Dyer’s <i>Your Erroneous Zones</i>. This book changed my …

Not a bath person? Here’s how to have the most relaxing shower of your life

Bath people—like Alessandra Ambrosio, Emmy Rossum, and Jenny Slate for example—have it made. Tub-specific products abound, with everything from bath …

Skin Care

5 Signs They're A Keeper, Based On The Little Things They Do That You May Not Realize

There are infinite ways to ruin a budding courtship, and I can tell you all about them. You can constantly reference an ex. You can neg a waiter. You …

Relationships

Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

From Grace Wales Bonner to Kenzo, this season’s most successful video campaigns shied away from the product-driven narrative, taking a more cinematic …

Miu Miu

29 Proposal Photos That Are Crazy-Epic

It’s our favorite time of year—‘tis the season of proposals! As the holidays roll around, so too do grand gestures, miniature boxes cloaking dazzling rocks, and ultimate professions of love. Let’s be real—there is no wrong time to propose; pretty sure a gal (or guy) won’t complain if her S.O. gets …

Weddings

The 7 Best Shoes For Nurses (And Anyone Else On Their Feet All Day)

Keep your feet happy with these comfortable kicks.<p>If you’re a nurse, you’re walking—or running—from here to there, visiting this patient, assisting that doctor, reaching to get this item, or bending to get that object. The reason it’s essential to pick one of the best shoes for nurses is because a …

So That's How A $2,875 Engagement Ring Is Made

If you're anything like us, you've probably spent more time focused on the bank-account-draining price tag of a diamond ring than meditating on its …

Visiting a Tailor in Hong Kong? Be Specific

HONG KONG — Think of a major city, and you often think of a business. In London, it’s the pub; in Tokyo, the sushi restaurant, and so on.<p>In Hong Kong, it’s the tailor’s shop, home to a magician with cloth who can take your measurements one morning and produce a finished suit the next day. It sounds …

Can You Biohack Your Fertility?

There was a moment in time, however fleeting, when I thought I had my fertility figured out. Married at 31, I’d had my first child at 33, a feat that …

This Simple Shoe Hack Will Make Your Old Sneakers Look Brand New Again

By the time your sneakers start looking like the Converse Chuck Taylors in the image above, you’re probably already thinking about which pair will …

Where to Shop for Work Clothes That Won’t Break the Bank

Shopping for a work wardrobe that’s affordable without looking cheap can feel like a job in itself. Sure, you’re supposed to “dress for the job you want,” but you still need to spend with the budget you have. And while there are more stylish wallet-friendly brands than seemingly ever before, so …

Some people consistently push away the people they love — here's why

We've all been there — you start dating someone and they act a bit too keen. They're messaging you at all hours, and cannot wait to meet up again.<p>It can be a bit off-putting if someone is clearly over-stepping your boundaries, so it's understandable if you want to cut things off with them. After …

Relationships

Nike’s Air Max Goadome Returns in a Stealthy Black Look

<b>Brand:</b> Nike<p><b>Model:</b> Air Max Goadome<p><b>Key Features:</b> Full-grain water-resistant leather construction, adjustable straps, metal eyelets.<p><b>Release Date:</b> …

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-To-Wear show report | British Vogue

You could cut the nostalgia in the air in Milan, so why wouldn't Dolce & Gabbana revive their saucy, black déshabillé? Donatella Versace paid tribute …

Dolce & Gabbana

11 French It Girls You Should Follow Before Paris Fashion Week

The Spring 2018 season will draw to a close this week, finally touching down in Paris for some of the biggest, most anticipated shows of the season—and for the European debuts of several American brands who recently decamped for the City of Lights, like Proenza Schouler, Thom Brown, and Altuzarra. …

The 13 Drugstore Beauty Buys That Were Too Good to Be True in 2016

What a time to hit the aisles.<p>Ah, 2016, you've been one for the books and <i>not</i> in a good way—save for cosmetic relief by way of the drugstore. From cheaper-than-today's-Seamless-lunch hair potions to eyeliners that cost a fraction of the $$$ ones, yet yield the exact same results, we've sought solace …

Are 10-Year Marriage Contracts The Best Way To Keep Your Relationship Going Strong?

The idea of getting married for a limited period of time may sound like something out of a dystopian YA novel where characters named something like Oren and Skylark fight a terrifying shadow government that outlaws love and freedom — but according to one relationship guru, it may be time to do away …

15 Clothing Charts That'll Change The Way You Dress

Twitter Users Match Anime Scenes to Real Locations in Japan

Japan is packed with places to go and things to see–add the bonus of experiencing the exact locations from your favorite anime and manga series and …

Anime

If You Want to Look Younger This Is What You Should Be Eating

Given that we always want to look as youthful and fresh as we can (without pulling out the big cosmetic enhancement guns!) our attention was caught …

26 Beauty Products That Will Make You Feel Like A Mermaid Princess

Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? You need it all to make your collection complete.

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>1 of 18<p>Chocolate Energy Bites<p>These yummy treats from Cooking Classy combine almond butter, honey, and oats with chocolate for a decadent-tasting treat.<p>2 of 18<p>Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Balls<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i>. Not only are …

Why Shares of Next-Gen Cancer Biotech Juno Rallied Today

Juno Therapeutics (juno) shares plunged 30% last week when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put a hold on its clinical trials for a pioneering …

Great anti-aging skin care products for glowy summer skin

<i>By: The Beauty Experts at L'Oréal Paris</i><p>There's nothing like a bright, radiant complexion to make you look years younger.* Because if wrinkles* are the mother of aging signs, then dullness and uneven skin tone are the evil stepsisters. So what's a girl to do? It's simple: Stick to an easy skin care …

Skin Care

I'm Spending My Summer Vacation In A Monastery

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke student</i><p>At 4:30 a.m. I awake to the sound of my alarm. My weariness dissipates as I walk to the meditation hall, cool English air permeating my cotton pants and t-shirt. Crossed-legged with a small brown book in hand, I join in fifteen minutes of Buddhist chants before the ringing …

Meditation

The Secret To Flawless Skin? Learn To Protect Your Skin's Natural Barrier

From sun to wind to freezing cold, our faces are exposed to the most extreme of elements on a daily basis. To safeguard against this brutal treatment, our bodies developed a powerful first line of defense. We call it our skin's "barrier."<p>This so-called barrier is made up of corneocytes (also known …

Skin Care

Tohuku foods photos: 8 Japanese dishes | CNN Travel