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15 New Shopping Sites You'll Want to Spend Your Entire Day On

Because of Amazon Prime and an Internet-related job, most of my transactions occur virally. I've learned that while shopping online has become commonplace, common doesn't have to describe the options we browse on a daily basis. Thanks to indie online boutiques and online marketplaces, there's more …

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The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …


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George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Gear Nostalgia: 10 Products to Take You Back

Airstream: Flying Cloud<p>Silver bullet Airstream trailer have been a part of the American road trip dream since 1939 when Wally Byam who had been building trailer for his friends, upgraded and moved production out of his backyard. The design has endured ever since, although the plumbing is much …

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …


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Oxford Dictionaries Dubs "Selfie" as 2013's Word of the Year

It was the word heard 'round the world—the Oxford Dictionaries has officially dubbed "selfie" 2013’s Word of the Year, beating out Miley Cyrus's …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

Must-See<p>It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.<p>11.20.13 5:45 AM ET

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

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10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.


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15 Patterned Shoes for Print Lovers

We’re not pattern-shy here at Brit + Co., and that means we’ve been loving this latest style trend of uniquely patterned shoes that go way beyond traditional prints. Think more like modern cheetah spots, bold graphics, and multi-colored ikat patterns, all of which add some serious flair to your …


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Everyday Germy Objects You Don't Want to Touch This Cold and Flu Season

With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, people everywhere are looking for ways to cut down on exposure to germs.<p>With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, people everywhere are looking for ways to cut down on exposure to germs. Flu shots, green juices and herbal teas are a few …


Retractable Bed Saves Space in a 580-Square-Foot Home

Designer Funn Roberts recently had the task of redesigning a 580-square-foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC's <i>Mad Men</i>). The small, sound space in Hollywood was renovated, bit by bit, since the two men first began working together in 2010. The construction of the …