Jodie Stake-Hedlund

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40 Fresh Ways to Amp Up Your Ponytail

"Next day hair" has never looked better.<p>Take a cue from these celeb red carpet moments to upgrade your ponytail from a gym staple to an actual "lewk."

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60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

28 Beach Outfit Ideas to Steal from Celebs on Vacation

The sarong envy is real.<p>"Celebrities on vacation" season is fully underway, so naturally we're looking to them for cues on how to style our flip-flops and sunhat staples. Ahead, 28 celebrities keeping their style game strong even on their off-hours—poolside, beachside, and deckside—to serve as your …

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SPONSORED: Look Amazing in Summer's Most Daring Trends

Think lace, cut-outs, and all-white ensembles are FMO (For Models Only)? Think again. This summer, dare to show a little skin (and look like a class act doing it). It all starts with what's underneath.<p>Think lace, cut-outs, and all-white ensembles are FMO (For Models Only)? Think again. This summer, …

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Here's Statistical Proof that Marriage Makes Us Happier Than Money

Let us preface this by saying that we at <i>MC</i> are all incredibly strong proponents of a hard-working, well-earning career. Love, relationships, and marriage can also be important components of your life, and you need to find your own happiness based on your priorities. Well, a recent study is proving …

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Your Ultimate Swimwear Guide

From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. MC has put together 40 of our favorite picks in four of the summer's hottest trends.<p>From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. <i>MC</i> has put …

4 No-Heat Hairstyles to Try

We got some expert tips for four of this season's hippest au naturale hairstyles to try. Read on for professional pointers, and see how our favorite celebs are rocking these trends!<p>You'd be totally surprised at how easy — and glamorous! — it can be to give your locks a vacation from your blow …

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Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us bea<p>It's official: Bathing suit season is upon …

3 Hairstyles Perfect for Summer Weddings

We're willing to bet that your social calendar this summer includes at least one wedding. While it's lovely being a guest at such a romantic event, choosing a look can sometimes be tricky, even when it comes to the beauty department. We consulted stylist<p>We're willing to bet that your social …

10 Guilt-Free Summer Snacks

Don't derail your summer diet by snacking mindlessly between meals. With these healthy suggestions from Melissa O'Shea, Exhale Spa's national nutrition director, you can stay satisfied all season long without having to fret about counting calories.<p>Don't derail your summer diet by snacking …

Letting Him Go

When the guy Alysia Abbott had fallen in love with told her that he wanted to try again with his ex, she did what any strong, smitten woman would do: She said okay.<p>When I bumped into Jeff at a friend's birthday party, I noticed how he went out of his way to introduce himself, and how, later, his …

Nail Art Tips: Spring Break Forever

If you're anything like us, you've gotten way into the alien trend after seeing Spring Breakers, thanks to James Franco's character, Alien — the gangster with a heart of gold.<p>If you're anything like us, you've gotten way into the alien trend after seeing <i>Spring Breakers</i>, thanks to James Franco's …

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Saturday-Night Hair How-To: Try Out Jennifer Aniston's Side-Bang and Ponytail Combo

Warm summer nights can create some very sad hairstyles.That's why I'm such a fan of creative twists on a chic summer staple: the ponytail. This weekend, why not switch things up with this quick side-bang + ponytail look à la Jennifer Aniston (no scissors needed).<p><b>Step 1:</b><p>Start the ponytail by …

5 Keeping Up With the Kardashians Premiere Things We Can't Wait to Keep Up With, and 5 Things We Would Like to Never See Again

It's yet again time to stretch our calves, gird our loins (literally, if you're Scott Disick), and try to keep up with the Kardashians. The show's season premiere was action-packed last night, and I'm using action loosely here. But we've already been over the biggest headline: Kanye and Kim are …

Crazy Sexy Cool Denim: 15 Great Pieces You'll Wear to Death This Summer

Summa, summa, summatiiiime! I couldn't be happier that it's finally hot out, but being a gal who lives in jeans, I feel like there's always a little bit of a weird adjustment period when it's too hot for jeans, and then what the heck do you wear?! Not <i>not</i> denim, right?<p><i>Koral Shorts, similar style</i> …

The 10 Best Things About Being Single in the Summer

You know what's better than being single? Being single in the summertime. Here are 10 reasons:<p><b>1. Crowds</b><p>Being single in the winter means spending time alone in your home while all the couples of the world hibernate together. But in the summer, everyone comes out of the woodwork! Music festivals, …

This Star Says His Throat Cancer Was Caused by...Oral Sex

In a frank interview with the <i>Guardian</i>, Michael Douglas explained that his battle with stage 4 throat cancer was caused by HPV—human papillomavirus—that he contracted via oral sex.<p>Until now, it was believed that Douglas' cancer was brought about by excessive alcohol and drug use. But in the story, …

Shopping PSA! 10 Sexy Summer Dresses That Are Currently on Sale

I went shopping with my brother yesterday and literally everywhere I went, <i>everything</i> was on sale. As it turns out, it's the perfect time to stock up on wear-all-the-time summer dresses.<p>Rebecca Taylor Crepe Femme Dress, $118 from $295, rebeccataylor.com<p>Rebecca Taylor is having a killer sale right …

The Bachelorette: Ghosts, Creepers, and Oversharers

It would be a real shame if Des picked someone to win this whole thing, and he turned out to be a ghost. Can you guys guess who I think she'd better steer clear of? For that reason, anyway. Then there's the fact that everyone and their mother wants to get real specific about health concerns and …

The Easiest, Prettiest Makeup Idea You've Never Thought of Before, Spotted on Blake Lively

Tell me: What's the first thing that strikes you when you look at this shot of Blake Lively at the weekend's "Chime for Change" concert in the U.K.?<p>Are your eyes drawn to how her hot-pink earrings play off her pink lipstick? This makeup match-up makes for high-impact prettiness and tons of extra …

ZOMG, Jennifer Love Hewitt Is Pregnant. Come Get All the Deets!

Meep! Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant (she's three months along!) and expecting her first child with actor Brian Hallisay, according to <i>Us Weekly</i>. "We're so thrilled and happy to start a family," they told *Us *in a statement.<p>In case you're not aware who Brian Hallisay is (it's OK, nobody in our …

Kim Kardahian and Kris Humphries' Divorce Is Finally Official—So Let's Start Taking Bets on When Kanye West Will Put a Ring on It

I think I stopped following Kim Kardahian and Kris Humphries' divorce saga sometime in early 2012, but it turns out their divorce wasn't a done deal until last night, when a judgment was entered in Los Angeles Superior Court.<p>So now that that turkey's officially cooked—almost two years after Kim …

4 Healthy Barbecue-Perfect Recipes to Make All Summer Long

1. Roast a few Vidalia onions by peeling them and wrapping each onion in tinfoil. Place on the grill over medium heat and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Unwrap foil and enjoy a healthy spin on the calorie-bomb Bloomin' Onion you can serve with sea salt and pepper.<p>2. Make your own gluten-free …

Paris Jackson Has Been Hospitalized for a Possible Suicide Attempt

<i>People</i> and TMZ are reporting that Paris Jackson has been hospitalized following a potential suicide attempt.<p>The reports say that Paris, the 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, was taken by ambulance from her Calabasas, Calif, home around 2 A.M. today.<p>Paris has recently been spending time with …

The 5 Secrets to Ease Your Jealous Partner

The insecurity responsible for the demise of so many relationships starts out harmless enough. It begins with the occasional probing question—"You got a text message really late last night, is everything OK?" or "Who is Danny? I haven't heard you mention that name before." But before long, the …

Sophia Grace's First Music Video Is a Pink Girl-Power Party. But Where's Rosie?

I knew Sophia Grace could rap, but I didn't know she could <i>spit rhymes</i>. If you were unaware that there's a difference, you won't be for long. The 10-year-old's first single and vid, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," is here, and it's a moxiefest for the ages, let me tell you. It's also a stunna of the …

53 Pairs of Fancy Flats Perfect for Any Formal Occasion

There's a bevy of reasons any gal would choose flats over heels for a formal occasion. She's super tall, she has wicked blisters, she's limping around, or better yet —she simply hates wearing heels! If you fall into any of these categories, here are some sweet options for you to wear.<p>__Jeweled …

4 Genius Summer Outfit Ideas Courtesy of the Recent Resort Shows

We're in the thick of resort season, which means all the editors are running around like crazy to appointments, and there's tons of great new stuff to see! Resort is one of my favorite seasons because everything tends to be colorful and happy but also pretty realistic. It's all exactly what I want …

What a Day in the (Very Healthy) Life of Venus Williams Is Like—Her Workout Tips, Fave Low-Cal Snacks, and More

Last week, I went out to sunny Santa Monica to participate in Jamba Juice's amazing FiTrends Expo, a fun event where health and fitness bloggers got the chance to try out Jamba's latest drinks and snacks (I recommend the Berry UpBEET) and participate in an entire day's worth of cool, new workouts. …