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11 Reasons Twentysomethings Love Brunch

#1 is because it's the best thing that has ever happened to America.<p><b>1. You can sleep in as long as you want and still eat breakfast foods.</b> No matter how late you hit the sheets last night, rest easy! You haven't wasted your day because brunch will still be there when you wake up.<p><b>2. You can go to</b> …

21 Types of Best Friends Everyone Has

It's true.<p>Who's your best friend? It's a tough question, if you're lucky. Because the truth is, many people have multiple best friends. There's the best friend from when you were little, the one you met in high school, your college roommate, that random girl you met in a bar and discovered was your …

32 Ways To Please a Woman

It's not rocket science, people.<p>via giphy.com<p><b>1. Text her back.</b> She thinks about this shit more than (most of) you do.<p><b>2. Don't make us do shots if we don't want to.</b> Unless your idea of a hot Friday night is holding our hair back.<p><b>3. Don't stop us from doing shots if we want to.</b> Shots! Shots! Shots!<p><b>4.</b> …

16 Thoughts Every Girl Has During A Night Out

Because we've all been there.<p><b>7:00 PM:</b> Seamless some pasta. It might make me bloated, but it's so. cheesy.<p><b>8:30 PM:</b> Post-shower, is one hour of naked <i>me time</i> before I actually start getting ready—me, on my bed, no clothes, watching Netflix.<p><b>9:30 PM:</b> I hate everything I own.<p><b>10:00 PM:</b> Okay, I'm dressed, …

7 Wedding Traditions That Need to Die

A recent poll showed that more women are changing their last names after getting hitched, and I plan on following the crowd after I get married next summer. But there are a ton of other outdated traditions that my man and I need to figure out about before the day comes. IMHO, these are totally …

12 Wedding Gowns That Are Even More Gorgeous From the Back

If you thought the front was good, just wait until you see what these wedding dresses look like from behind.<p>If you thought the front was good, just wait until you see what these wedding dresses look like from behind. <i>This post originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com.</i>

Chelsea Handler's Greatest Quotes Ever

We've rounded up Chelsea Handler's most hilarious and empowering quotes.<p>Chelsea Handler has made a name for herself as a comedian, TV host, bestselling author, and kick-ass feminist. We've rounded up her most hilarious and empowering quotes.<p><b>Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb</b> …

12 Best Love Quotes Of All Time

With pretty pictures to go with them!<p><b>1. Peeta Mellark</b><p><b>2. Nicholas Sparks</b><p><b>3. Marilyn Monroe</b><p><b>4. Taylor Swift</b><p><b>5. Audrey Hepburn</b><p><b>6. Tom Hansen</b><p><b>7. Rhett Butler</b><p><b>8. Carrie Bradshaw</b><p><b>9. John Green</b><p><b>10. Dr. Seuss</b><p><b>11. F. Scott Fitzgerald</b><p><b>12. Emily Bronte</b><p><i>Follow Marie Claire on Instagram for the latest celeb news, pretty</i> …

10 Lipstick Rules To Live By

The perfect pout doesn't have to be a one time thing. Follow these easy steps to keep your lipstick game top notch.<p><b>1. Treat your lips like you would your face.</b> Remove makeup, exfoliate, moisturize. Repeat.<p><b>2. Timing is everything.</b> If you're having casual drinks or dinner with your friends before a …

Makeup

12 Healthy Snacks for Work (AKA What to Eat *Instead* of Chips)

Alas, orange dust on your black skirt is not a new trend.<p>We all know the deal: You start the day with a healthy breakfast and lunch, but by the time 3 p.m. rolls around it's game over. Being hungry + finding yourself surrounded by only vending machine snacks, co-workers' birthday cakes, and those …

Gussy Up Your Desk with These 20 Cute Office Accessories

Guaranteed to make Mondays feel less soul-crushing.<p>If your desk decorations mostly consist of the remnants of your sad desk salad plus or minus the crumpled receipts you're saving for your next expense report, maybe it's high time you feng shui-d your desk into a zen oasis rather than a hotbed for …

Every Diet That Actually Works Has These 10 Traits in Common

According to health and nutrition experts.<p>When it comes to dieting, there are so many conflicting ideas out there—especially from "choose this, not that" elimination diet advocates—on what the best weight loss solution is. And when even the most trimmed and fit celebs seem confused on how to lose …

23 Problems Only Gluten-Free People Understand

Don't mind me, I'm just drinking wine at this tailgate.<p>Getty<p><b>1. You have to read the ingredients label on every single thing</b> before you put it in your mouth. (Peppermint Altoids whyyy do you have wheat?!)<p><b>2. The bread.</b><p><b>3. Going out to dinner involves a lot of eating salad.</b> With oil and vinegar, …

7 Reasons You're So Not Working Out Today

A day-by-day guide to combating the exercise excuses we all know too well.<p><b>Monday: I've been working hard all day and I'm tired.</b> Depending on your schedule (and your severe case of the Mondays), it may seem next to impossible to get motivated to hit the gym after work. But studies show that the more …

Why I'd Rather Dance Like Beyoncé Than Go to the Gym

A former ballerina finds her fitness groove<p>I know everyone says they hate working out, but I <i>really, truly</i> hate working out. I haven't stepped foot inside a gym in over 5 years, nor have I been able to hold onto any kind of workout routine for longer than one month. Recently, my best friend gave me …

The Best Madonna Workout Video You'll Ever See

We would go to the gym religiously.<p>What if you showed up to your fitness class and suddenly realized that Madonna was your instructor? That's exactly what happened in a Toronto Hard Candy Fitness Gym, where gym goers were in for a sweaty surprise. Lead by the "Material Girl" herself and several of …

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top …

Computer Science

Behind the Machine's Back: How Social Media Users Avoid Getting Turned Into Big Data

To prevent being tracked by algorithms, we've begun thinking like algorithms.<p>Social media companies constantly collect data on their users because that's how they provide customized experiences and target their advertisements. All Twitter and Facebook users know this, and there is a broad array of …

Why I Finally Chose Good Things Over Interesting Things

A year ago, I had an OKCupid account for a week before canceling my membership. I never met anyone on the site, which had way too much of a MySpace …

Why Babies Cry At Night

Somewhere between bliss and exhaustion. That's how the first few months of parenting often feel, as sleepless nights blur into semicomatose days.<p>Most of us chalk up a baby's nighttime crying to one simple fact: He's hungry.<p>But could that chubby bundle of joy have a devious plan?<p>Harvard University's …

Prefab Homes Take Us Back to Yesterday's Suburban Future

There's something inherently retrofuturistic about prefab houses, the kind that arrive ready-made, or only require some assembly. But their clean …

Prefab Homes

GOLDMAN: Here's Why Gold Prices Will Fall 20% Within 12 Months

However, the yellow metal has rallied by around 10% since the beginning of the year.<p>Nevertheless, most Wall Street commodities analysts remain firmly bearish.<p>In a new note to clients, Goldman Sachs analysts reiterate their prediction that gold will fall to $1,050/oz within 12 months. Here's their …

Why we all love numbers

Jerry Newport asks me to pick a four-digit number.<p>"2761," I say. "That's 11 x 251," he replies, reciting the numbers in one continuous, unhesitant flow. "2762. That's 2 x 1381. 2763. That's 3 x 3 x 307. 2764. That's 2 x 2 x 691."<p>Jerry is a retired taxi driver from Tucson, Arizona, who has Asperger …