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Tips for blowing out your hair like the pros

<i>It's often difficult to get that salon look at home and especially under a time crunch in the morning. Instead of spending too much money on blow outs, here are a few tips from Alli Webb, the founder of Drybar, for the perfect blowout at home.</i><p><b>A clean start</b><p>Starting with clean hair is important. The …

11 Quick Moves for Insanely Sexy Arms

You won't know what hit you.<p><i>For more workouts you can do at home, check out CosmoBody, the new fitness and lifestyle channel.</i><p>Want to sculpt your arms and shoulders into seriously sexy shape? These exercises were designed by CosmoBody certified trainer Astrid McGuire to do just that. Grab a set of …

Treat yourself with the White House's Halloween sweet dough butter cookie recipe

The White House is welcoming more than 4,500 people for Halloween this year, including students from a range of regional elementary and middle schools who will be trick-or-treating at the president's home.<p>Trick-or-treaters at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. receive a range of healthy and indulgent treats …

What Is the Origin of Halloween?

<i>What is the origin of Halloween?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Asa Sherrill</i><p><b>Lemuria</b><p>Following the annual harvest …

Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's make-ahead dinner party tips and recipes

Planning a party but have no time to cook the day of the shindig? Find yourself in the same bind with family dinners? Ina Garten, a.k.a. the Barefoot Contessa, can relate.<p>"When I had a specialty food store, people would take our dishes home and serve them later or the next day. So, I had to make …

How Victoria's Secret Model Elyse Taylor Lost 60 Pounds of Baby Weight

"It's been exhausting."<p>Australian model Elyse Taylor gave birth to daughter Lila eight months ago. Being a Victoria's Secret model, naturally, she's back in her pre-pregnancy shape:<p>Taylor says she put on over 60 pounds during her pregnancy, weighing 176 pounds right before she gave birth, according …

Girl Disappointed That Wisdom Teeth Surgery Doesn't Turn Her Into Nicki Minaj

"I just wanted to have her butt. And her face."<p>You see one video of somebody freaking out after oral surgery, you've seen them all right? Well, usually, but not so in the case of Jayci Underwood, a woman who had her wisdom teeth removed and woke up wondering why in the world the procedure didn't …

This 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Halloween Light Show Can Only Be Described As Epic

Freddie would be proud.<p>With Halloween drawing near, a Naperville, Illinois home's outrageous decor is again attracting national attention for its intricate light displays timed perfectly to popular music, including spooky standards like "Thriller," "This Is Halloween" and, new this year, Queen's …

18 Phrases Professionals Use To Get People To Trust Them

"Words not backed by action are meaningless," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results." "You can use the right words and phrases to sound 'trusting,' but language is no replacement for being a trustworthy person. In …

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Shia LaBeouf Tells Jimmy Kimmel The Ridiculous Tale Behind His 'Cabaret' Arrest

Clearly Shia LaBeouf has a sense of humor about the bizarre antics that landed him in the tabloids earlier this year.<p>After addressing his behavior and apologizing for it on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last week, LaBeouf was able to laugh at himself as he told the ridiculous story behind his June …

Will Stratospheric Funerals Make A Killing?

A Kentucky-based company hopes to make a killing by offering customers the option of dropping their loved ones' cremated ashes 20 miles above Earth.<p>The company, Mesoloft, recently started offering a service where a weather balloon takes the cremains to the stratosphere and releases the ashes into …

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88 Quotes On Success From The World’s Most Accomplished People

Some of the world's most accomplished people have spoken out about their own journeys toward success, their thoughts on how to attain it, and their feelings on finally reaching it.<p><b>Here are 88 quotes on success, from the world's most successful people:</b><p>1) "Eighty percent of success is showing up." …

Martha Stewart's easy 'One Pot' comfort food for fall

Fall is officially here, and along with football and leaves changing colors, that also means it's time for some warm comfort food. Which makes it the perfect time to try three of Martha Stewart's favorite (and easy) fall comfort foods, from her new book "One Pot," that you can make in a slow cooker.<p>…

Young Iranians Were Sentenced To Jail and 91 Lashes…All Because They Danced To Pharrell’s ‘Happy’

If you’re in Iran, you might want to think twice about busting a move to your favorite tune ’cause it just might get you a punishment of 91 lashes. Seriously.<p>Here’s the story:<p>Back in May, a group of young Iranian men and women were arrested after releasing a video of them dancing to Pharrell …

Three easy ways to get more storage in your bedroom

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Here's How Kaley Cuoco Dealt With Being A Part Of The Nude Photo Leak

Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Kate Upton, and Kaley Cuoco were among the numerous celebrities whose nude photos were leaked earlier this month via a massive hack of Apple's iCloud.<p>Cuoco discussed the situation for the first time while appearing on Thursday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"<p>"I was one …

Watch 'Big Bang Theory' star Kunal Nayyar sing Boyz II Men

Raj definitely doesn’t have an issue talking to women anymore.<p><i>The Big Bang Theory</i> star Kunal Nayyar will show off his vocal skills Thursday when he …

Ready For Mortal Kombat In An Elevator? These People Weren't.

Have you ever gone into an elevator and been frightened into thinking a video game character was going to beat the sh*% out of you?<p>If you answered "no," that's because you haven't come across prankster Yousef Saleh Erakat of YouTube channel FouseyTube ... yet.<p>Watch Erakat confront unsuspecting …

Taylor Swift Invites Those Frat Bros to Her Concert

She couldn't shake 'em off.<p>Remember those frat bros from Transylvania University's Delta Sigma Phi who lip-synced their ways into your heart with T-Swift's "Shake It Off"? Yeah, you thought they were pretty amazing, and Taylor Swift agrees. So much so that she invited them to one of her shows:<p>Now, …

'Apparently,' viral video star Noah Ritter really loves dinosaurs - TODAY.com

Everyone loves Noah Ritter, the 5-year-old viral video star who charmed the world with his scene-stealing ways on live TV and his apparent love of the word "apparently." But what does Noah Ritter love?<p>Dinosaurs.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Ellen surprises ‘apparently’ kid with …

Singer Tori Kelly Shares Her Secrets to Curly-Hair Perfection

Tori Kelly's been a busy girl the past few months. She released her dreamy EP, <i>Foreword</i>, opened for Ed Sheeran, and somehow managed to avoid a bad hair day while juggling it all. She stopped by our office to talk all about her booming music career (I'm personally addicted to the Taylor Swift cover …

Hottest Hairstyles & Cuts for 2018 - The Ultimate Hair Guide - Cosmo

These styles perfectly complement circular face shapes.<p>Your go-to pony just got an upgrade.<p>Waterfall braids, rope braids, fishtail braids — EVERY BRAID!<p>For whenever you want that big, sexy look.<p>If it requires more than a hair tie, that's a big ol' <i>nope</i>.<p>Necklaces don't <i>always</i> have to be worn around …