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Holiday Gift Guide 2014: All Things Chocolate

Chocolate! Chocolate Chocolate! Our top picks for chocolate bars in our 2014 holiday gift guide. Did we mention chocolate?<p>"<b>Everyone loves chocolate—and the newest wave of small-batch bars look as good as they taste</b>," says <b>Elizabeth Jaime</b>, photo assistant. Here are seven chocolate bars that left us …

Dessert

How Your Diet Shows up on Your Skin

Gluten and dairy and wine, oh my! Plus, check out all the past #BeautySchool columns.<p><b>Question:</b> Can your face reveal what's going on in your digestive system?<p><b>Answer:</b> Yes, according to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, like Dr. Nigma Talib, who performed "face readings" at a recent launch event …

Digestion

3 Steps to Poreless Skin

If you got weekly facials, you might not have obvious pores or blackheads, but then again, you'd probably also have your own makeup artist. Until that day comes, here's how to fake it.<p><b>Pick up a primer.</b> It fills in pores and creates a soft-focus effect by refracting light with silicones. Sheer green …

Store Your Makeup Like a Kardashian

Gone are the days when a simple pouch was all you needed to organize your makeup. Beauty products are now proudly displayed atop vanities, desks, and dressers and in all kinds of bins, boxes, and dishes. (Don't take my word for it: You can watch thousands of "makeup collection" videos on YouTube if …

Holiday Gift Guide: How To Get Away With Murder, Michaela Pratt Edition

Michaela from <i>How To Get Away With Murder</i> is the definition of OCD and over-achieving. But she’s not actually smarter or better than everyone else, …

Kim Kardashian Was Once Unhappy With Her Body + More: Destination Procrastination

Even Kim Kardashian was once unhappy with her body. Oh, how times have changed, no? [Elle UK]<p>Bryce has the deets on the best drugstore foundation. …

Gillian Welch: “People make art to deal with the gnarliest, most painful events”

<b>Gillian Welch (Paxton X)</b><p>“I was listening to Top 40 radio the other day. It’s music to get dressed to while getting ready to go on a date”<p>Gillian Welch<p>December 3, 2014 11:58pm (UTC)<p>This is our third annual Trust Me On This series, in which famous and fascinating people share valuable life lessons. …

Hear the two new songs Lana Del Rey recorded for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes

Margaret Keane’s paintings of doe-eyed children are basically the spookiest things ever, so it makes perfect sense that a biopic about her is being …

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Fall Hair, Makeup, and Nail Trends From Our Favorite TV Shows

Whether the setting is 1930s Havana or modern-day New York City, there's a ton of beauty inspiration to found on fall TV. Here, 10 hair, makeup, and nail ideas worth stealing...

Dallas says Ebola crisis cost city $155,000

DALLAS (Reuters) - The city of Dallas said on Wednesday it spent more than $155,000 on the emergency response to the Ebola crisis, including $27,000 to care for the dog of a nurse who contracted the virus.<p>The city will seek partial reimbursement from the state for expenses incurred after Liberian …

DEA: Cartels Are Now Smuggling US Weed Into Mexico

DEA spokesman Lawrence Payne told U.S News that traffickers working in the U.S. are stealing marijuana that's much higher quality and more expensive than pot that isn't grown legally.<p>Marijuana legalization advocates have argued that legalizing the drug in the U.S. would stop the illegal flow of …

Cannabis

Germany Is Screwing All Of Europe Because It's Too Big

That famous statement by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger still holds some truth.<p>Today, Germany's politicians and the Bundesbank (the country's portion of the European Central Bank) are the two biggest obstacles toward more financial stimulus in Europe that could, if approved, …

Appeals Court Halts Execution Of Schizophrenic Man Hours Before Texas Intended To Kill Him

In 1992, Scott Panetti shaved his head. Then, he murdered the parents of his estranged wifeand held his wife and daughter hostage for a night before surrendering to police.<p>On the evening of Dec. 3, Texas planned to execute the 56-year-old for his crimes. Just eight hours before he was scheduled to …

Texas leads lawsuit by 17 states against Obama immigration actions

Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott announced Wednesday that Texas is leading a 17-state coalition suing the Obama administration over the president's executive actions on immigration.<p>The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Texas on Wednesday, and names the heads of the top immigration enforcement …

Nicki Minaj's 'All Things Go' Reveals She Almost Had A Child 16 Years Ago

Nicki Minaj has opened up about her private life in recent interviews, talking about her relationships with her family. In the lastest song off her new album, "The Pinkprint," Minaj speaks candidly again about her past.<p>In a Complex cover story, she said she felt guilty about not spending time with …

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's office on the Sony Pictures lot is a lot like you might imagine it to be. A glass marijuana pipe sits on the desk beside Rogen's computer along with an ashtray filled with the butts of half a dozen joints. An arsenal of Nerf guns lines a shelf along one wall.<p>On a …

The Newest Star of American Horror Story Is Just as Scared as We Are

We typically watch <i>American Horror Story</i> under our covers with all the lights in our house flicked on. That’s why it was a relief when we talked to …

How "American Horror Story" Changed Evan Peters' Life

"It makes me sort of disgusted with the way I was before," the 27-year-old actor told BuzzFeed News.<p>When Ryan Murphy spoke with BuzzFeed News on the Louisiana set of <i>American Horror Story: Freak Show</i> in August, he had a very specific hope regarding the "special-ability actors" featured in the fourth …

Horror

GIF Guide: Create the Perfect Shimmery Smoky Eye for Your Holiday Party

Want to amp up the sex appeal of your holiday party ensemble? Pick up your favorite grey shadow and eyeliner and blend together a smoky eye! Aside …

He's Bringing Sexy Back! Alexander Wang Announces Denim Line with a NSFW Ad Campaign

If Alexander Wang’s latest campaign doesn't make it onto the list of the sexiest advertisements of all time, we don't know what would! The New …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Why Don’t We Believe Women Who Say They Have Been Raped?

In October, the comedian <b>Hannibal Buress</b> was performing in Philadelphia when he went on a rant about the venerated comedian and Philadelphian <b>Bill Cosby.</b> He excoriated the image Cosby had cultivated over the years as the Public Scold of Black People and brought up sexual-assault allegations that have …

The Fake Stuff Makes Us Want the Real Stuff

I was 10 years old, enjoying a scoop of ice cream, when my dad, a marketing director, pointed at a poster on the wall, and said: "did you know that the ice cream in that picture is really mashed potatoes?" I sat there, spoon in my mouth, noticing that the image of the fake stuff looked better than …

5 Reasons Why Wild Should Be a Definite Oscar Contender

In adapting a mega-hit memoir like **Cheryl Strayed'**s <i>Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,</i> it's very easy to, well, stray. But the new movie <i>Wild</i> hews to the righteous path and stars <b>Reese Witherspoon</b> as the messed-up soul who clarifies herself by walking 1,100 miles alone from the …

Washington State

Amanda Seyfried on Her Secret Juice Recipe, the Importance of Brow Powder—And Why Shampoo Is Overrated

Tonight, <b>Amanda Seyfried</b> will celebrate her 30th birthday with a relatively informal affair. "I'll probably get dinner and drinks," she says of her low-key plans in New York City, where she has been based on and off for the past few weeks. It’s a change of speed for Seyfried, who has found herself …

New York City

Brain study uncovers new clues on how cues may affect memory

A new study from the UT Dallas Center for Vital Longevity shows that the brain activity prior to seeing an item is related to how well it is later …

Scan thoughts about hugging to predict autism

New brain-reading techniques can use neural representations of social thoughts to predict autism diagnoses with 97 percent accuracy.<p>The work …

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

As we're sipping away on a glass of stout or Merlot, we probably take for granted our ability to digest the alcohol in the drink. Alcohol, or dietary ethanol (as scientists like to call it), is technically a toxin — imbibing too much can lead to a hangover and even poisoning, of course.<p>But thanks …

Scientists map genetic diversity of sub-Saharan Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have made the most comprehensive map yet of African genetic variation and say it should help them learn more about the role genes play in diseases such as malaria, hemorrhagic fever and hypertension in populations there.<p>Publishing the findings in the journal Nature on …