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Plus Size Barbie On Modeling Site Sparks Debate Over Body Image (PHOTOS)

"Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing market... and they also provide women with a more diverse range of bodies to look up to.<p>So if we have plus-size women modeling clothes, why not have …

What Went Down at Isabel Marant for H&M's Star-Studded, '90s-Themed Parisian Launch Party

Photo: Courtesy of H&M<p>The Isabel Marant for H&M collaboration, easily one of the most hotly anticipated designer tie-ups to hit the fast fashion scene in quite some time, doesn't land in stores until November 14. But the party got started early last night in Paris, where the brand celebrated the …

The Business of Fashion

China’s New 3D Interactive Art Gallery Exhibit

If you just can't get enough of interactive art, you'll want to be in Tianjin, China right now visiting the Shenyang art gallery. One of their current exhibits showcases a brand new collection of 3D paintings that ask you to be a part of the picture. Like we've seen before, at The Trick Eye Museum …

What To Expect From Apple’s October 22 iPad Event

“We still have a lot to cover,” is Apple’s promise this time around. On October 15th, the company sent out press invitations for a media event that will be held at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco this coming Tuesday, October 22nd.<p>Last month we saw the unveiling of the iPhone 5s and 5c, and …

iPad Mini

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

AOL Style News, Trends and Advice

10 Ways To Stop A Cold In Its Tracks

<i>By Jessica Levine for Men's Health</i><p>If you don't fast-forward commercials, you've seen this one from Zicam: A pretty woman daintily sneezes into her elbow when out of nowhere a snot-nosed monster of a cold is chasing her. "That first sneeze. You have a pre-cold," the voiceover says. She runs. He …

Apple’s claims about the security of its iMessage service might not be totally true

Remember when Apple said it couldn’t read your iMessages? It turns out that isn’t necessarily true.<p>Apple, it appears, <i>could potentially</i> read texts sent via its iMessaging service, according to a presentation given by security researchers at Quarkslab on Thursday (Oct. 17) titled “How Apple Can Read …

Apple

DC's Gourmet Burger Boom

At first, Red Apron Butcher’s “Original” burger is quiet and unassuming. The patty is neither oversize nor overly charred. Its toppings of lettuce, …

Washington D.C.

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Literature

Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is

For kids growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a standard introduction to puberty at many schools: an educational play called <i>Nightmare on Puberty Street.</i><p>It's a fictional play, and in it, character Natalie raps about how quickly her body is growing — and how her classmates call her names.<p>…

The 76 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like ASOS and Zara without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive …

Clothing

The Best Halloween Nail Art That's Anything But Tacky

The only thing scary about these nails is just how pretty they are.<p>I love nail art as much as the next person, but have you ever seen a Halloween-themed manicure that isn't lowkey gaudy or look-at-me loud?<p>Well, as of today you can say that you have, because I'm officially here to give Halloween …

Nail Art

This Is the Average Man's Body

Graphic renderings of modern males<p>George Maat, a professor emeritus of anthropology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, has said that within another 50 years, the Dutch Todd could be six-foot-three. Several years ago the Netherlands was compelled to increase building code …

This Designer Collab Goes Straight To The Top Of Our Lust List!

Photo: Courtesy of Cambridge Satchel Company.<p>Vivienne Westwood is the hardest working designer in the business. And now, fresh off her label's …

8 Awesome Outfits For A Brand-New You

Your mind's totally made up. This is the year you get that promotion, stop playing welcome mat to that moocher of a roommate, swipe-left on the whole …

My City, My Style: Clover Canyon

With a fan base including everyone from Olivia Wilde to Solange, to even her big sis Beyoncé, L.A.-based label Clover Canyon doesn't need much of an …

See The Plastic Bra That Protected The Freedom-Fighting Breasts Of WWII Women (PHOTO)

During World War II, the influx of women taking on jobs traditionally held by men presented a unique problem: How does one keep a lady safe while she's, say, riveting her way to freedom? The answer apparently was in the form of a plastic bra.<p><i>Flickr photo via The U.S. National Archives</i><p>Dubbed the …

Fashion photographer Viviane Sassen: a different take

Viviane Sassen is recalling three years of her childhood spent in a village in the remote west of Kenya. "Bright sunlight, dark shadows, the market with dead sheep hanging upside down with their tongues out, the other children who always wanted to touch my face and hair, the pure darkness that fell …

Things to do in New York this Friday

Featured things to do this Friday<p>1<p>Photograph courtesy Accomplice: New York<p>Things to do, Quirky events<p>Accomplice<p>Open run<p>Tom and Betsy Salamon’s unique …

East Village

This Is The Absolute Bluest Water In The World

As fall descends, we're tired of looking up at orange leaves and craving a peek down at blue waves. So we embarked on a hunt for the absolute bluest water on Earth, and this is what we found.<p>Don't jump in-- it's just a computer screen.<p><b>The Maldives</b><p><b>Five Flower Lake, China</b><p><b>Peyto Lake, Canada</b><p><b>Aragusuku</b> …