Isra Ansari

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Why the Thigh Gap Obsession Needs to Stop Immediately

#StopThighGap. This story originally appeared on<p>A decade ago, I was a body double, a Hooters girl, a shot girl and a comedy club waitress. I worked jobs where I had to fit into Barbie-size orange shorts and gigs where I needed to be able to strip down on set and resemble whatever …

Los Angeles

How to Use Social Media to Redefine Beauty

Dove is helping us all make a change.<p>We would be lying if we didn't acknowledge that a standard of idealized beauty is out there. We'd also be lying if we didn't commiserate about just how hard it is to feel good about yourself in high school (and there after). As part of a campaign to empower …

Social Media

15 Children's Books Re-Envisioned For College Students

Harry Potter and the Chem 101 Curve.<p><i>The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley: The Case of the Unanswered Text<br>The Chronicles of College: The Lightweight, the Wine, and the Wawa<br>Frog and Toad are Frenemies<br>The Little Pre-Frosh That Couldn't<br>Miss Nelson is Home Watching Netflix</i>


29 Hairstyling Hacks Every Girl Should Know

Can you get through this post without whipping out your flat iron?


7 Things Men Will Never Understand About PMS

We've got that time of the month down to a science: managing the mood swings, cramps, and bloating. We know exactly what to eat, what to wear, even how to sleep. Men, on the other hand, just don't get it and they probably never will.<p><b>1. Period underwear.</b> It may not look pretty but believe us, it's …

Women's Health

The 65 Best Online Shopping Sites to Buy From

Get your clicking finger at the ready.<p>Shopping online can mean wading through endless Google Shopping results, or scrolling through old-faithfuls like Zara, without knowing where else to turn. To help you fulfill all your shopping wants (needs?) this season, we've created the definitive list of the …

Oscar de la Renta

rice-stuffed tomatoes

Guys, we should definitely, definitely talk about these. Here, I’ll go first: I think it’s essential that you not let another tomato season pass …

7 Navy Must-Have Bags

Complete your fall wardrobe with a chic navy bag.<p>Switch up your work wardrobe with a navy bag instead of the usual black. It's super chic, and right on trend. Here we've highlighted seven of the best styles to shop this season.


The Melissa McCarthy Era

Can we all agree that Melissa McCarthy looks fantastic on the cover of <i>Elle</i> -- The Women In Hollywood Issue? No? You mean there is a Greek Chorus of hypocrites that refuse to accept what we can all see and take at face value...that Melissa looks fierce? No one except maybe Melissa, her publicist and …