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Behind The Coconut-Oil Craze

With benefits that can include weight loss, white teeth, glowing skin, and shiny hair, coconut oil is the health and beauty cure-all du jour.<p>Move over, coconut water, your big sister has come to town. Coconut oil—specifically, virgin coconut oil extracted from the meat of the fruit—is suddenly on …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

The magazine asked its readers to vote on hotels around the world, and rank them by categories such as location, service, and food. Each hotel then received an average score out of 100.<p>This year, the Triple Creek Ranch in Montana took the top spot. But Triple Creek Ranch isn't the only American …

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Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

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Met Ball fashion 2014: from Queen Beyoncé to Comedy Kate

The Met Gala is the Oscars with the few remaining unphotogenic parts Photoshopped out. No old people, no crying (after three hours in makeup, are you insane?) and pretty much no women who weigh more than eight-and-a-half stone, although exceptions are occasionally made if one is carrying a baby …

The Food Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now, According To Saveur

Every year, new glorious food blogs are born. Every year, countless unfortunate ones come into being too. Food blogging has become so common that if you aren't a food blogger yourself, chances are you know someone who blogs about food.<p>Food bloggers may not be "editors at <i>Vogue</i>," and not all of them …

The Hottest Makeup Trends For Fall 2014

From hints of metallic to splashes of electric hues and nothing but radiant skin, you'll want to wear every one of the season's must-have makeup trends.<p>From hints of metallic to splashes of electric hues and nothing but radiant skin, you'll want to wear every one of the season's must-have makeup …

Fall 2014 Street Style Trend Report

Street style, in its finest hour, holds a mirror up to the looks, trends and pieces that the girls in the know are embracing. Here, find the sartorial ideas that resonated off the runway this season in the most photo-worthy manner.<p>Street style, in its finest hour, holds a mirror up to the looks, …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

How To Get Rid Of Acne - Treatments, Skin Cures

8 Summer Styles That Deserve #OOTD Status

There are but three letters standing in between you and amazing summer style: H-O-T. Sad but true, the weather has a way of becoming a major …

Nail the Perfect Smokey Eye for YOUR Eye Shape

First off, here is a chart that shows different eye shapes so you can figure out which one belongs to you. Many of us gals have a few of each of these features to create our individual eye shape. The key is to identify which one is the most dominant for your face. Once you have done so, you can …

Growing Out Your Bangs? Read This Now

Photo: Jim Smeal/BEImages.<p>We always thought that Lizzy Caplan without her baby bangs would be like <i>Masters of Sex</i> without, well, sex. That is, until …

Rachel Zoe on Spring Fashion Trends, Packing for a Trip, and Negotiating Suitcase Space With Rodge

If you've ever taken the elevator in the iconic Tiffany & Co. flagship on Fifth Avenue, you may have noticed that it always skips the mysterious, unlabeled fifth floor. But last night, the mystery was unveiled at the launch of Rachel Zoe's second book, <i>Living in Style: Inspiration and Advice for</i> …

No-makeup selfies: Guardian Fashion's faves

Britain is in the grip of a no-makeup selfie epidemic. The trend started on celebrities' Instagram accounts. Here, Beyoncé, Lorde and Lupita show us how it's done

Rachel Zoe on Bringing Glamour to Everyday Life

The renowned stylist talks her newest book, fashion, family, and the meaning of glamour<p>The story of Rachel Zoe is the story of a great balancing act. Her "own chic world," as she puts it, is the stuff of fashion fantasy and domestic dream. Playing dress-up with Jennifer Lawrence? That's just her …

Rachel Zoe's Secret to Everyday Glamour? Hint: It Involves Your Hair

Spending an evening with Rachel Zoe is a dreamy experience filled with laughter, good friends, lots of jewels, and an abundance of <i>really</i> good outfits …

New Season, New You: Makeup Trends for Spring

Despite the frigid temperatures outside, Spring has arrived! Spring is a time for change and a time for new beginnings. Just like your wardrobe changes with the seasons so should your makeup. It's time for a fresh start and a fresh look to bring in the new season. Here are a few tips for perfecting …

7 Best Budget Vacations for Spring

<i>Photo courtesy of Visit Myrtle Beach. Article by the editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Smart travelers know that there's no time like April and May to visit brag-worthy beaches and celebrated cities -- for a fraction of what the crowds will be paying in summer! From the shores of the Atlantic to party towns …

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20 Ways to Save in Paris This Summer

Worried about what your upcoming trip to Paris might do to your wallet? Fear not! The City of Light might be Europe's most visited, but it doesn't need to be its most expensive.<p>Here are 20 tips for saving on every aspect of your trip, from getting in from the airport to sleeping, shopping and …

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Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in April

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April:</b><p>Need some light in your life? More than 100,000 illuminated lanterns flood the streets of <b>Seoul</b> during the <b>Lotus Lantern Festival</b> (April 25-27), a yearly …

An Insider's Guide to Berlin Street Art

<i>"Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place." - Banksy (Wall and Piece)</i><p>Multi-cultural, creative, dynamic, alternative, punk, trendy: in one word, this is Berlin. Art critic Emilie …

How To Get Gorgeous Overnight

Illustrated by <b>Jenny Kraemer</b>.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on March 22.</i><p>After a busy day, tending to a skin care routine may seem like the …

7 Tough Love Commandments for Spring Cleaning Your Closet

Because you want to go shopping, but your wardrobe can't take it anymore.<p><i>We're dying to buy all the things on our spring wish lists, but given the state of our closets, we might need to do something else</i> <i>first. Lately, getting ready in the morning has felt like a cross between a 'Hoarders' episode</i> …

It's In the Jeans: Inspiring Celebrity Denim

Stuck in a jeans and t-shirt rut? Get inspired by our gallery of the best denim looks worn by the most stylish stars and models.<p>Whether dark-washed or cut off, dressed up or casual, these chic celebs know how to do denim. Get inspired by their blue jean looks, plus see more celebrity style here.

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Celebrities Show Us How NOT To Wear Eyeshadow On This Week's Best & Worst Beauty List (PHOTOS)

Eyeshadow -- when worn in a flattering shade and blended properly -- can really brighten up your face. But if you fail to do these two simple things, it can create quite the beautiful disaster.<p>On this week's beauty list, celebrities show us how <i>not</i> to wear eyeshadow. R&B singer Chanté Moore and …