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Falling in Love: 6 Date Ideas, and What to Wear

What to do (and wear) on your next date.<p>From upstate adventures to a night at the ballet—take your summer love into the new season with these perfect autumnal looks.

Oreos Are As Addictive As Cocaine. For Real.

Photo: Courtesy Of Nabisco.<p>Of course, we might intuitively know that high-fat, high-sugar foods aren't the <i>best</i> for us, but recent research reveals …

This Is NOT Science Fiction: A Woman Can Control Drones With Her Makeup

We can do a lot with our makeup: change our look, highlight a certain feature, attract attention...the list goes on. What our list doesn't include, …

Real Talk: Are We Developing Literal Addictions To Mani-Pedis?

Photographed by Phoebe Chuason<p>Even though we don't think of ourselves as vain, we've definitely considered staying home on a bad hair day. On the …

Your Horoscope For Today's Full-Moon Lunar Eclipse, Courtesy Of Susan Miller!

Photo: Alisdair Macdonald/REX USA.<p><i>So, there's been a lot of talk of this "blood moon" we're having tonight and the accompanying eclipse. But, what on</i> …

Maryville Rape Survivor Reveals Story, Bravely Speaks Out

In a bold, touching, and brave move, the young woman at the center of the Maryville, Missouri rape controversy has officially spoken out. In a …

Pregnant? Your Non-Dowdy Outfit Inspo Is Here!

Photo: Courtesy of Erin Hagstrom.<p>As I approach the six-month mark of my pregnancy, my belly is officially waging war on my closet. Almost immediately …

Clothing

This Incredible Video Shows You How To Cover Up Acne

<i>In our series YouTube Beauty Tutorials Of The Week, we are sharing the most transformative how-to videos on everything from hair and skincare to makeup and nails.</i><p><b>The skill:</b> Acne coverage<p><b>The key to success:</b> When using powder to mattify and set your makeup, it's crucial to apply with a dabbing motion …

Voluminous clothes: Get the look - in pictures

So you've read our fashion editor's column on voluminous clothes, but how do you go about getting the look yourself? The Guardian's fashion team pick four of the best examples you can find on the high street

How to Become a Billionaire: Tory Burch's Best Advice

For anyone who knows and loves the Tory Burch brand, it's no surprise that, over the past decade, the company has grown to be worth an estimated $2 billion.<p>Burch recently sat down with the BBC as part of its 100 Women Series to talk about how she started her company and built it from the ground up. …

9 Beauty Secrets To The Perfect Photo ID

Yes, we know drivers licenses are not glamour shots — they are serious pieces of ID that help law enforcement officials identify us and keep …

Hair

These High Heels Don't Go Clickety-Clack When You Walk. Guess What Noises They Make

You know those little kids' shoes that light up when they walk? What if there was a grown-up version—but instead of lighting up, they made a surprise noise. Like, instead of high heels going clickety-clack on your hard wood floors, they went WOMP WOMP WOMP instead?<p>Check out these cool shoes from …

Headed To The Gym? Here's Why You Should Skip The Machines

Illustrated by Austin Watts.<p>For those who forgo the excuses and actually make it the gym (lucky you), chances are you gravitate toward those trusty …

The 7 hair essentials you need, according to a runway hair stylist

Best Beauty Apps - Online Hair, Nail Appointments

What Happens When White Women Have Black Hair?

How are women perceived at work? Endia Beal talks to Isabel Wilkinson about her provocative photos.<p>When Endia Beal began her internship in Yale …

Tired? You Might Just Be Permanently, Genetically Jet-Lagged

Ever wonder why it's so darn hard to get yourself up and out of bed in the morning? Well, according to an article in the latest issue of the <i>New York</i> …

4 Secrets To Keeping Your Skin Young At Any Age

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Would You Wash Your Hair With Mud?

Photo: Courtesy of Shea Terra Organics.<p>Mud beauty treatments are nothing new: We've been wrapping our bodies in detoxifying sea-mud wraps and …

Banned Lingerie Ad Asks, "Can You Fit Me?"

Lingerie ads often tow the line between risqué and raunchy. And, what's sexy to some can be over-the-top offensive to others. Take this commercial …

Male Birth Control Is Coming, But Not As Soon As You'd Think

Friday was World Vasectomy Day, a dubious holiday if there ever was one, but an important reminder that <b>there's still no male birth control pill</b> on …

Miley Cyrus Defended By Backup Dancer Over Controversy

Photo: via @MileyCyrus<p>A week after one of Miley Cyrus' backup dancers, Hollis Jane, wrote a scathing piece on her blog about how working with the …

Tired? Here's A No-Fail Way To Wake Yourself Up

<i>Have a minute? That’s all it took us to get hooked on Leaf.tv, an addictive new YouTube series from content queens Erin Falconer and Geri Hirsch.</i> …

What Does Your Region's Personality Say About You?

Photo: Courtesy of Fast Coexist.<p>There are a number of ways to describe where you live. Take the climate, the geography, or the number of subway stops …

Think Your Beauty Routine Is Painful? It Could Be Worse

Photo: Via The Gloss.<p>Sure, we're a long way from having totally natural, chemical-free beauty routines (and yes, we're still guilty of hitting the …

The Truth About Diet Soda

Illustrated By Gabriela Alford.<p>Let’s be real: Most of us who choose diet over regular soda probably know, deep down, that its lures are too good to …

Newly Discovered Asteroid Will (Probably) Not Kill Us All

Photo: Courtesy of NASA.<p>Don't dust off your <i>Armageddon</i> soundtrack just yet. By now, you've probably heard that Ukrainian astronomers recently …

Google "Women" For Proof That Sexism Is Everywhere

Photo: via U.N. Women<p>If you ever feel compelled to type "women" into Google, get ready to feel outraged, confused, amused, and very, <i>very</i> concerned …

Gold iPhone 5S Called The "Kardashian Phone" At Apple

Photo: Courtesy of Apple.<p>Interpret this as you wish. The <i>New York Times</i>' Nick Bilton tweeted on Friday that while the gold iPhone 5S was in …

5 Things To Know This AM — Oct 21 2013

Warning: Chloé's hypnotic ballet video might induce trance-like symptoms, but watch it anyway. (Styleite)<p>ASOS is starting an in-house band because …