Alex Vasquez

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Making A Pop Album In The Wake Of A Brush With Death

In 2012, Greek pop singer Monika — who is famous enough back home to be known by one name — experienced an accident that changed her life. She was on a boat with four friends when things suddenly went wrong.<p>"Our boat was on fire. There was an explosion because of a gas leak," she explains. "Three …

Finally, a Take on Activewear for Those Who Don’t Like Activewear

The technology boom of the past 15 years has left us dizzyingly connected and, as many sage sorts have noted, more solitary than ever before. It’s with that particular peril of modern life in mind that designer <b>Patrick Robinson</b> recently launched his newest venture, Paskho.<p>The brand’s name comes from …

Mad for Plaid! Adam Lippes's Collection for Target Drops Today

We've been waiting to get our hands on Adam Lippes' collection for Target ever since it was first announced back in June. And today, the designer's …

iPhone case adds e-ink to its backside

We want our iPhone case to look pretty and protect our investment. Beyond that, we ask nothing of it.<p>One technology company wants its case to do a little more, though. OAXIS is launching a case that also serves as a second screen, an e-ink display that gives you time, allows you to receive …

Has Nefertiti's tomb finally been found?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A British archaeologist has been given the go-ahead by Egyptian authorities to search Tutankhamun's tomb for the final resting place of Nefertiti.<p>Nicholas Reeves, along with Mamdouh Eldamaty, the country's Minister of Antiquities, and a group of experts will enter the boy king's burial …

Now's Your Chance To Own The Island Oasis Of Your Dreams

Building a custom island getaway is about to be a thing – and it's pretty amazing.<p>Private islands are far and few between, and even if one is on the market, there's no guarantee it will live up to your tropical fantasies – or that Heidi Klum won't snap it up first. That, however, won't be a problem …

The Unapologetically Decadent Bride Takes Over BMW India Bridal Fashion Week

In a time when the “cool bride” has trumped all modes of nuptials, eschewing all that the wedding industrial complex has wrought, there is something overwhelmingly refreshing about the unapologetic decadence that defined last weekend’s BMW India Bridal Fashion Week in Delhi.<p>Gilded from head(piece) …

Cara Delevingne Says the Modeling Industry Made Her 'Hate' Her Body

Cara Delevingne has been fashion’s <i>it</i> girl in recent years, but the British model says she’s ditching the world of modeling for the big screen – and …

8 Times Famous Sisters Teamed Up for Fashion Campaigns

Move over, Jenners! Balmain enlisted four sets of superstar siblings—Kendall and Kylie Jenner (<i>above</i>), Bella and Gigi Hadid, Joan and Erika Smalls, …

How to Safely Remove Ingrown Toenails—and Prevent Them from Coming Back

Ah, ingrown toenails—possibly the most painful (and unsightly) consequence of our love-affair with stilettos. How exactly do we get rid these …

17 Women Who Prove Having Asian Heritage Is Badass

Reaffirming we are all queens.

Is Android the New Windows?

I suspect that Android, at least from a numbers viewpoint, will continue to be the dominant mobile and IoT system for many years to come.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at Tech.pinions, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For most …

Kim Kardashian West: 'I Don't Do Fillers or Botox When Pregnant'

It’s not just your body that changes when you’re pregnant, your face can change too.<p>And Kim Kardashian West, who’s expecting a second child with …

27 Apps Designers Can’t Live Without

Top designers from Huge, Zappos, ustwo, OKFocus give us the A-Z of which apps they use most, and why.<p>Maybe it’s just Gmail, or maybe it’s something more esoteric like Processing, but there are certain apps we rely on so much that if they suddenly went missing, we’d have a hard time getting by. …

kylie jenner may pull a beyoncé

is there a secret album on the way?<p>In a world where a morning just isn't complete without an iced coffee and a bit of Kardashian gossip, we bring you this: Kylie Jenner may (or may not!) be gearing up to drop a secret album.<p>As multiple sources tell <i>Us Weekly</i>, the debut LP, which will offer "very …

10 unexpected candidates for song of the summer

iggy who?<p>Music always sounds better during the summer, providing the perfect soundtrack to those sunny afternoons spent sipping tall Margaritas on a boat. Give these 10 under-the-radar songs a listen when you’re tired of bumping this season’s major players, like Fetty Wap’s unstoppable “Trap …

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The Essential Guide to Watering Your Lawn

Make the grass greener on your side, for a change.<p>Matt Maurer, owner of PureLawn Lawn Services, offers these easy-to-follow strategies for healthy grass with a deep, strong root system.<p>1. Water in the morning.<p>Between 4:00 AM and 10:00 Am is best, since the air is cooler and there's usually not much …

Tyler, the Creator Implies That Odd Future Is "No More"

<i>Photo by Will Deitz</i><p>Tyler, the Creator spent some time on Twitter tonight looking back on the last five years of Odd Future. As <i>Billboard</i> points out, he seemed to imply that the collective is "no …

band crush: MØ

introducing you to the newest pop sensation<p>Effortlessly cool is the only accurate way to describe MØ. The Danish-born singer is fiercly herself, and her message is bringing the true essence of girl power back into focus. The 26-year-old, whose full name is Karen Marie Ørsted, had very early dreams …

Michael Kors may be too basic for its own good

Michael Kors, the American manufacturer of brightly colored leather handbags, gold-embellished accessories, and cotton caftans, spooked investors yesterday (May 27) with a quarterly earnings report containing a rare miss on sales.<p>The market was mainly focused on the news that sales at stores open …

your fave female comedy stars have a conversation for the ages

inspiring, hilarious, and depressing<p>Take a bow, <i>Hollywood Reporter</i>. For their June 5th issue, the entertainment magazine put Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Ellie Kemper, Gina Rodriguez, Kate McKinnon, and Tracee Ellis Ross in a room together and let the magic happen. What <i>THR</i> is dubbing a "raunchy, …

Even Taylor Swift's mom thought it was 'Starbucks lovers'

Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” includes one of the great misheard lyrics from the last year: “All the lonely Starbucks lovers.” The real lyric does not …

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How a Japanese clothing brand got men to love shopping

To accomplish this goal, the brand, which has 1,500 stores around the world, is going to great lengths to attract male shoppers.<p>Apparel retailers have traditionally gone after women, who tend to shop more often and seek out trendy designs.<p>"We take the men's business not as a secondary business, but …

two new drake songs leaked

so many feelings<p>Drake’s latest album may not have been his best, but luckily a number of new songs by the rapper keep popping up that make us fall for him all over again. A few days ago, Drake and Beyoncé’s song “Can I” was leaked and now “Go Out Tonight” and “On a Wave.” Although the songs are in …

17 ’80s Hairstyles That Are, like, Totally Popular Again

The 1980s might get a bad rap when it comes to hair, but there are plenty of ways to channel the decade of neon eyeshadow, original Nintendo and acid wash without looking like something out of <i>The Wedding Singer</i>. (Heck, even skorts are having a renaissance!) Here are 17 of our favorite modern takes …

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18 things every modern gentleman should have in his closet

But do you have the right pieces? The essentials? The pieces no wardrobe should be without?<p>It's probably time to take stock of your wardrobe to make sure.<p>Don't get caught in the rain without a raincoat (literally).

Ireland has said 'yes' to gay marriage and 'no' to Catholicism

The Irish referendum on gay marriage was about more than just gay marriage. It was a politically trendy, media backed, well financed howl of rage against Catholicism<p>Whatever happened to Ireland? Its people used to be relied upon to reject social change – in previous referenda they have said no to …

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