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Sex Sells: 15 Racy Fashion Ads

From Calvin Klein's iconic shoot with Mark Wahlberg and a teenage Kate Moss to Gucci's controversial body hair, we rounded up some of the most risqué fashion ads of the past. See which ones made the cut<p>Yes, it is a little oxymoronic that the fashion industry attempts to sell clothes by having …

Prince George's most adorable moments

<b>Prince George</b>'s birthday is here -- he turns two today, July 22nd! -- and while we've already discussed how he's influencing fashion trends, it's …

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The '90s TV Show Bedrooms You Wished You Lived In

10 rad rooms will give you nostalgia.<p>Before Pinterest, teens on TV expressed personal style through their bedroom decor. These 10 rad rooms are responsible for inciting massive design envy in '90s kids.

Mess-free Marble Stamping you can also use this technique on your toe nails! yay! 1.Prepare the ff. preferred polishes, stamper,scotch tape, cup of water, white polish,toothpick,qtip and top coat. 2. Wrap your stamper with scotch tape. 3. Apply your base color. 4. Drop the polish into the water, alternate the colors. 5. Using a toothpick, orange drag the polish in any directions or shape you want. 6. Take your wrapped stamper and dip it to the water marble in an angle to avoid bubbles. 7. Wait 10-20 seconds till the polish gets dry, then dab a tissue paper to absorb excess water. 8. take a q-tip dipped in acetone and erase the parts you don't need. If you like to stamp it directly to your nails, measure the length and width of nails to fit the image. Just add top coat and stamp. If you want to do decals, it will take more time, add top coat to your marble and let it dry completely, peel off from stamper and stick to your nails. seal with top coat and you're done... This technique requires patience. If you made it, it's gonna be worth it! Goodluck! Additional tip: use a scotch tape to clean your stamper.

19 Life-Changing Hacks for Doing Your Nails

Spray PAM to dry your nails, use glue to remove glitter polish, and more!<p><b>1. Line your nails with petroleum jelly or white craft glue before painting them for an easy cleanup.</b><p>If you're working on a nail look that's messy, use a cotton swab to rub petroleum jelly like Vaseline on the skin around your …

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

The Hottest Nail Trends For Fall 2014

Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were the most popular, other notable (and just as chic) nail huesjewel-toned garnet, varying shades of gray, metallics and even a few pops of graphic art elementswill make you want to get on<p>Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were …

Our Best Kebab and Skewer Recipes for Your Grilling Pleasure

14 skewer and kebab recipes, from salmon to chicken to lamb.<p><b>Ice pops, corn dogs, cotton candy—there's nothing like food on a stick.</b> But the grand-daddy of stick cuisine will always be grilled kebabs. Check out these recipes to see what we mean.

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Louis Leeman and Erica Pelosini

Erica Pelosini, an extroverted Italian stylist with a penchant for bed-head hair and ultra-opulent Balmain ensembles, met the Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman, who speaks softly and wears custom-tailored suits, at fashion school in Florence, Italy, nine years ago. They were opposites then, too: He …

10 Drugstore Scores from Kristen Stewart's Makeup Artist

Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, who works with Kristen Stewart, dishes on the cheapie products she swears by.<p>Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, who works with Kristen Stewart, dishes on the cheapie products she swears by.

13 Diet Tricks Every Woman Should Know

Quirky diets hacks to make staying slim easier.<p><b>2) Chew, chew, chew, chew…and chew some more.</b> According to Darya Rose, PhD, and author of <i>Foodist,</i> studies have shown that when people slow down, chew thoroughly, and focus on the attributes of the food, they enjoy it more and naturally eat less. FWIW, …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Summer Nail Art How-To: Gingham Manicure

We asked Brooklyn nail artist Jessica Washick of U Need a Manicure to use our favorite summer fabrics as inspiration for easy manicures. First up: Gingham!<p><b>Step One:</b> Paint on two coats of a colored basecoat. We used Ginger + Liz The Good Life ($12, gingerandliz.com), a cool sky blue.<p><b>Step Two:</b> Using …

The Hottest Soccer Players at the World Cup

These are the men we don't mind watching play the field.<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this Thursday. Before the games begin, here's your definitive guide to whom to root for on each team, based on their unparalleled skills in the sexiness department. These are 33 <i>very</i> good reasons to become a …

Easy Summer Hairstyles for Hot Days

It was only a matter of time before heat and humidity became the new normal. Here, 18 summer-ready hairstyles that will make the transition a little chicer.<p>Think outside the top knot. These ten easy hairstyles will carry you through every possible outdoor barbecue, beach jaunt, and humid wedding …

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25 Brilliant Weeknight Dinners from Chefs

Chefs approach weeknight cooking with ingenious strategies.<p>Chefs approach weeknight cooking with ingenious strategies. “It’s amazing how meaty …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and it's prime time to host a potluck. Because summer potlucks run the risk of being entirely berry desserts …

A Killer Summer Salad In No Time

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.<p>Sometimes, I spend so much time painting my own nails that by the time they’re complete, I’m entirely disenchanted …

Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Be advised: It would be best not to get in between me and my burrito.<p>I’m talking about the kind of burrito that’s the size of a newborn baby and …

17 Make-Ahead Lunch Recipes to Get You Through the Work Week

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a lunch rut. Whether you’re growing tired of your go-to sandwich or feel a restlessness with the nearby salad bar, a lackluster midday meal can throw your whole afternoon into a funk. It’s time to say goodbye to boring lunches and hello to satisfying, …

Healthy Eating

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

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9 New Grilling Recipes to Make Right Now

These 9 grilling recipes, from clams and chorizo to a pisco punch with grilled lemons, were developed for BonAppetit.com's 30 Days of Grilling campaign.<p><b>We've been really excited about a lot of things</b> during our 30 Days of Grilling extravaganza. But if we had to choose one favorite category from the …

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

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Easy Slow Cooker Peach Crumble

<i>Welcome to Slow Cooker Sunday! Plug in and chill out for what’s supposed to be the laziest day of the week.</i><p>This summer slow cooker dessert is yet …

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers With Tomato, Garlic & Herbs

In this easy recipe, shrimp are quickly marinated in a bright and tangy mixture of olive oil, tomato paste, lemon, garlic, and herbs and then grilled until plump and slightly charred. They're perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead …

Seafood

Pasta With Tuna, Garlic and Parsley

This recipe is the essence of easy. It uses tuna from a can and takes barely any effort at all. Yet it is beautiful and delicious -- the essence of style and artistic restraint.<p>For someone who is inclined to overkill (me), it takes an act of considerable willpower to keep from adding to this dish. …

The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

When I asked you folks for your favorite instant noodle brands on Twitter a couple months back, I was chuffed to note that a great chunk of you picked <i>my</i> favorite non-Japanese noodle: <b>Shin Cup</b>. Spicy, savory, and intensely garlicky with flavor to spare, it's in a league of its own when it comes to …