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The Problem With Perfection

There's a thin line between wanting to look pretty and becoming obsessed with perfection.<p>My nostrils look like bat caves. Another age spot? Why are my lips so crooked?<p>Staring into my iPhone, I've gone from smiling to pouting to looking pensively at the camera, all to get the perfect pic for my …

Los Angeles

11 Things I Wish I’d Known About Work in My 20s

I've learned a lot since I failed to negotiate that first salary.<p><b>1. Money matters.</b> When my college internship was ending and I was interviewing for an assistant position at the same publishing company, the editor-in-chief asked me if I had any "salary demands." I laughed and told him that legally …


14 Habits of People Who Always Stay Fit

Don't just work out so you can fit into a tight dress — make it a habit with these tricks.<p><b>1. Exercise even if you only have 15 minutes to do it.</b> A short gym routine is better than nothing if you're really strapped for time or just plain exhausted. If you don't have time to get to your gym but have …


30 Espadrilles That Will Absolutely MAKE Your Summer Look


10 Secrets Every Woman Needs to Know Before Online Shopping

Because it's never as simple as just knowing your size.<p>There’s nothing more irritating than ordering something online and realizing it doesn’t fit. Except, of course, when you go to re-order it in another size only to find that it’s sold out.<p>The problem is that even if you know your size, every …


10 Surprising Things You Can Do With Nail Polish

Prepare to be wowed.<p><b>1. Prevent new costume jewelry from tarnishing with clear nail polish.</b><p>When air hits the metal, the metal oxidizes and changes color. Clear lacquer locks out the air, helping keep your costume jewelry looking new. Try a clear nail polish like Duri Miracote Fast Drying Topcoat. …


Nail Art How-To: Pretty Pastel Geometric Mani

Who knew geometry could be so fun?<p>Nail artist Simcha Whitehill aka Miss Pop shows you how to create this super-cute geometric pattern in just three steps.<p><b>1. Prep and paint pastel shapes.</b> File your nails into the desired shape, push back your cuticles — DO NOT CUT THEM! — and apply one layer of base …

Nail Art

10 Surprising Ways to Find a New Job

Looking for your first job? Or just a better job? No matter where you are in your career, these tips from Sheryl Sandberg's new book will give you a head start on the competition.<p><i>First, ramp up your efforts.</i><p><b>1. Know Who You Are</b> <br>Job seekers should have an "elevator pitch," a 30-second rundown of your …


Nail Art How-To: Pretty Floral Manicure

They're so pretty, you'll be showing them off to everyone.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Paint the base.</b> Paint your nails with a bright base color, like China Glaze "Keepin' It Teal." Add a top coat, and allow them to dry completely.<p><b>2. Prepare your palette.</b> Using a bright pink and a pale pink, drop a circle of the brighter …


19 Things I Wish I'd Known About Money When I Was Younger

Let's face it, nobody REALLY knows how to #DoMoney. All we can do is muddle through and learn from experience. Here are some financial hacks for your early 20s that I learned the hard way.<p><b>1. It's better to wait and splurge than go for cheap, instant gratification.</b> Get that well-tailored black …

Personal Finance

19 Shoes That Make Every Outfit Cooler


15 Essential Style Lessons From Clarissa Darling

Clarissa Explains Fashion.<p><b>1.</b> Good styling can make any piece of clothing look cool, even your father's nerdy cast-offs. The secret is layering. And watermelon earrings.<p><b>2.</b> Fashion is very important. Not as important as pizza, but certainly more important than sleeping.<p><b>3.</b> Father-daughter time is …

Fashion Journalism

12 Memoirs That Will Get You Through Anything

Memoirs provide a sense of intimacy that no other type of book can, as they reveal the personal and sometimes painful experiences of the people who actually went through them. Each of these 12 must-read memoirs was written by a woman with an important story to tell, whether it's about loss, …


Beyoncé's 75 Fiercest Looks

New York City

Nail Art How-To: Modern Negative Space Mani

No doubt you'll get positive feedback from these negative space nails.<p>Nail artist Simcha Whitehill aka Miss Pop shows you exactly how to recreate this negative space mani, so you get ultra-positive feedback.<p><b>1. Prep.</b> File your nails into the desired shape, push back your cuticles — DO NOT CUT THEM! …

Nail Art

The 14 Stages of a Relationship, as Told by Selena

Selena clearly knew the good, bad, and ugly parts of a twentysomething's relationship.<p><b>1. "El Chico del Apartamente 512"</b>You caught the hottie from down the hall checking you out and now you can't stop thinking about that sexy little smirk he gave you before walking into his apartment.<p><b>2. "Dreaming of</b> …


7 Ways to Tell You're Wearing the Wrong Size Bra

Tips and tricks from a D+ bra-fit expert.<p>After 10 years working for Panache, a 30-year-old U.K.-based bra company specializing in D-cup-and-up bras, Kay-Lin Richardson has become something of a bra-fit badass. Panache is a favorite of busty celebs like Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Simpson, and …


10 Things He'll Never Tell You

<b>1. He finds your best friend/sister/mom attractive.</b> If you think she's pretty, he probably does too. He also wants to avoid a fight about it not mattering how ~*~*~cHiLL~*~*~ you are because it really does mean nothing to him. But yes, she's pretty.<p><b>2. He's scared of spiders.</b> He's going to suck it …


20 Ways to Take Any Look From Day to Night for Under $100