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A 2016 TV Preview

A guide to the returning hits and new shows on network, cable, and streaming services<p>2015 may have spawned the phrase “Peak TV” thanks to an onslaught of shows in every format imaginable, but 2016 isn’t going to offer much respite. In the coming months, terrestrial networks, premium cable, and …

Party Survival Skills

Mastering the social dynamics of a party is like riding a bike. You don't ever really forget how to do it, but sometimes you need a helpful shove in the right direction. Allow us to give you that shove.<p>Introducing Yourself and Others<p>Meet everyone in your immediate vicinity. While shaking hands, …

Never-Before-Heard Beauty Tips That Will Get You Perfect Skin in 2015

Your guide to a #flawless year.<p>If achieving Beyoncé levels of #wokeuplikethis gorgeousness is on your resolution list for 2015, then perfect skin is undoubtedly a top priority. Lucky for you, we spoke with celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas, who tends to stars like Michelle Williams, Maggie …

Best Celebrity Beauty Secrets

What can you learn from Angelina, Gwyneth, and Lupita? Makeup, hair, and skin pros reveal the techniques they rely on to create stunning red-carpet looks.<p><b>MAKEUP ESSENTIALS</b><p><b>Everyone needs primer</b> The secret to Charlize Theron's flawless complexion: primers (yes, plural). At this year's Oscars, …

'Belle,' 'Step Up,' And 12 Great Films You Missed In 2014

This is a special portion of the year-end review, where I try to single out some genuinely good films that slipped through the cracks or maybe just didn’t get the audience they deserved. I’ve been doing this for years, but frankly it’s a little harder now that the Video On Demand distribution …

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

10 Things You Didn't See at the AMAs with Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez

Watching the American Music Awards 15 rows behind Taylor Swift makes for a fascinating case study in awards-show protocol. It also allows for candid behind-the-scenes moments that don't make it on air! So what really went on? Here are the 10 most interesting moments of the night! (PS: Don't forget …

The 6 Types of Love: The Look of Love Book

When you write about love, you learn a lot about it, and our blogger Sarah Jio had a lot of things to share after putting her brand-new book, <i>The Look of Love</i>, out there. I asked her to fill us in about some of the most interesting things (for example, did you know that there are six distinct types …

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: Fall Winter Spices, Recipes

We get it. You love pumpkin spice. We love pumpkin spice (try sprinkling some in your morning oatmeal—you're welcome). But fall has us craving so many more flavors, such as aromatic nutmeg, spicy-sweet cinnamon, and the sweetness of maple. Spice up your fall and get out of the pumpkin spice</b> …

The Best Beauty Products for Brides 2014

Your wedding day is one time when you want to be sure you're using all the best possible beauty products—but where to begin? With this list from celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams. Not only does she spend her days testing all the latest products on her A-list clients, she's a bride-to-be …

Benefit of Being in a Long-Distance Relationship

You know how even hours after you took that first bite of too-juicy turkey yesterday you were still reveling in just what a good idea it was to brine the bird, or how excellently the herbs just beneath its skin paired with the stuffing? You were savoring the meal—and that is exactly what couples in …

Lauren Conrad Apple Cookies Recipe

It's easy to drool over Lauren Conrad's "Friday Favorites"—it's well-documented that the girl has an eye for all things lovely—but she included something today on her list that very well cause <i>literal</i> droolage. I present:<p>Apple "cookies"! And what's not to love about them? They're simple, no-bake, …

Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn Recipe

Here's a sweet treat that'll have your honey cozying up to you for more: cinnamon sugar popcorn for movie date night! Even better? Nutrition expert Arielle Haspel has a recipe that'll lighten the calories and enhance the flavor for a guilt-free indulgence.<p><b>Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn</b><p><b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tbsp. …

17 Ways You're Eating Breakfast Wrong

The morning meal is more complicated than you think.<p><b>1. You fry eggs in a pan.</b> Scramble eggs in a microwave-safe mug and cook until firm (usually about one minute). You'll get super-fluffy eggs without greasy cooking oil and extra dishes.<p><i>Kathleen Kamphausen</i><p><b>2. You open new cereal from the top of the</b> …

How To Do A Lobster Tail Hair Twist In 8 Easy Steps

The variety of braided hairstyles are infinite! Trust us, we've tried just about every style, from milkmaid to box.<p>Mario Russo, owner and lead stylist of Salon Mario Russo in Boston, hopes to spark a no-fuss hair trend with the Lobster Tail. Requiring zero braiding skills, this Labor …

The 30 Items HuffPost Style Editors Want For Fall

The only redeeming thing about fall is the shopping. And while we love our slides, sundresses and sarongs, we're ready to start layering -- bring on the knits!<p>Here at HuffPost Style, we've been thinking about fall fashion since last winter when we saw all the designers show their autumn/winter …

Is Almond Oil the New Coconut Oil?

A closer look at the latest miracle oil we're loving.<p>There is nothing coconut oil can't do. It's super-moisturizing and anti-inflammatory. It can prevent protein loss in the hair. It's antioxidant, meaning it scrounges up wrinkle-inducing free radicals. There is some research that suggests that …

Yes, You CAN Wear a Tutu Past the Age of Five—Here's How

Carrie Bradshaw's got nothin' on these looks.<p>Blame it on an inherent weakness for all things girly, but there's something about a tutu we just can't resist. That swishy, multi-layered fabric makes us want to twirl and frolic even more than a new One Direction song, and contrary to what you might …

If You Buy One Book About Personal Style, Make It This One

A hefty new book, Women in Clothes, puts the purpose and meaning of style under the microscope. But do modern women really still need permission to care about fashion?<p>"Genius is of small use to a woman who does not know how to do her hair," wrote Edith Wharton in 1900. The social expectations for …

Listen to Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani's New Song "My Heart Is Open"

Great news on this Friday morning: Maroon 5 and Gwen Stefani's collaboration "My Heart Is Open" has appeared online!<p>The track, co-written by Aussie singer-songwriter Sia (the mysterious blonde bob responsible for that song "Chandelier" that you can't get out of your head), is lifted from Maroon 5's …

How to Make Homemade Makeup Remover Pads

<i>This summer, check ELLE.com every Friday for fun and easy do-it-yourself hacks.</i><p>You've heard it from your dermatologist. You've heard it from your facialist. You've read about it on ELLE.com: Washing your face every day is a non-negotiable for breakout-free, healthy skin. And yet, for many of us, …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

The Hemsley Sisters on Their Perfect Day of Eating

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, the sister duo behind 'The Art of Eating Well,' share their healthy outlook.<p><b>What would the perfect Hemsley-approved day of eating consist of?</b><p><i>On waking</i>: warm water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or an herbal tea<p><i>Breakfast</i>: Our anytime eggs (for a sit down breakfast …

Social Networking: The Hot New Fit-Spiration Site

Ben Hart, a personal trainer and co-founder and CEO of Qinetic, tells BAZAAR how and why this new site is revolutionizing how you stay fit.<p>Harper's BAZAAR: What led to the idea and concept of Qinetic?<p>Ben Hart: My team and I created Qinetic because we saw a few very big gaps in the health and …

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …

The 25 Things You Need to Watch, Hear, Read, and Consume This Fall

Dive into ELLE's fall culture preview.<p>Got a case of FOMO? You've come to the right place! Our curated checklist will get you up to speed on everything and everyone you need to watch, hear, read, know, and otherwise consume in the coming months. Read it and refer back for your fullest, most …

17 It-Girl Books to Consider While You Wait for Lena Dunham's Memoir

Photo: Random House; Getty Images<p>In the course of history there have been hundreds of them, from Clara Bow to Edie Sedgwick, from C.Z. Guest to Tavi Gevinson. They are the It Girls. They vary in terms of age, professions, personalities, and style, but they have some things in common, too. All …