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10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …


How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …


Are you damaging your hearing without realising it?

Many of us use earphones throughout the day to drown out noise in our commutes and at work. But is it prematurely damaging our hearing? Molly Crain investigates.<p>It starts gradually. The guitars in your favourite song no longer seem to sound loud enough, so you crank up the volume. You struggle to …


Dynamic Duos: How To Get More Nutrition By Pairing Foods

What are the makings of a great salad? You need fresh greens, of course, and then a layer of colorful vegetables like tomatoes and carrots.<p>That's a good start. But to help the body absorb more of the nutrients packed into this medley, you may want to add something else: a cooked egg.<p>A small study …


10 Fashion Inventions We Wish Existed

Back when you were a mere fashion neophyte just discovering the world of clothes, encountering something like, say, a <i>skort</i> was nothing short of an …

How To Tie A Scarf - Styles For Scarves

16 Holiday Gift Toppers You Can DIY

If you’re gunning to win best gift wrapper this Christmas, there’s one other thing to consider besides beautiful gift wrap, and that’s awesome gift toppers! Let’s just say, it’s the equivalent of a cherry on top of a scoop of ice cream—it’s a simple addition that makes the moment feel instantly …


New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Street Style

High fashion isn't just on the runways at New York Fashion Week. It's taken over the streets! Our photographers, Kathryn Wirsing and Guerre of the popular blog Guerreisms, find the most covetable outfits and accessories all week exclusively for MC.<p>High fashion isn't just on the runways at New York …

New York Fashion Week! Fall 2013

From the hottest designers to the biggest trends to hit the runway, we have your inside look into Fall/Winter 2013 Fashion Week.

Fashion Gives Back: Rise Up

Stand tall in bold pumps that will help those in need take a step toward a brighter future<p>"Shoes transform your body language and attitude," Christian Louboutin once said. "They lift you physically and emotionally." To that end, he is offering <i>Marie Claire</i> readers the gold-studded, suede Geo Pump …

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10 Ballet-Inspired Beauty Looks

With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.<p>With the New York City Ballet Fall Gala right around the corner, we were inspired to revisit some of the most graceful beauty looks from seasons past.

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27 Ways to Wear This Season's Marble Prints to the Office


Nail Art Tips: The Office-Chic Mani

Meet this office-appropriate gateway mani! Our favorite nail guru Fleury Rose shows us step-by-step how to get this easy and understated look.<p>Aiming to get into the nail art game, but a bit hestitant about diving right in to the crazy appliqués and show-stopping patterns? Meet this …

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10 Items You Can Buy For Fall and Wear Forever

Well, maybe not forever! But these wardrobe classics will take you through this season and many more to come<p>Well, maybe not forever! But these wardrobe classics, like the trench or the white button down, will take you through this season and many more to come. Special details lend them an extra …

Olivia Munn, Jennifer Hudson, and Karlie Kloss Offer Major Girl-Power Advice

Photo: Getty Images<p>Empowerment was in the air last night—and it wasn't just because of the parade of confidence-boosting Michael Kors designs coming down the red carpet. At the God's Love We Deliver Seventh Annual Golden Heart Awards celebration in downtown NYC, which raised a record three million …