Alex Van

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New Survey Uncovers the Lure of the City

What attracts us to city life? A new survey offers some insights. A thousand urbanites - young and old - across major cities in the U.S. were contacted by Sasaki Associates, a planning and design firm based outside of Boston. The survey confirms what many of us who live in major cities already know …

How Do Your Drinking Habits Measure Up Against Other Americans'?

According to data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, as compiled in Philip J. Cook's book, <i>Paying the Tab</i> , 24 …

New Survey Sheds Light On What People Really Want In A Spouse

For the first time in America, single adults outnumber the married.<p>However, despite the decline in marriage rates, new data from the Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of those adults who have never married still plan to, and an additional 32 percent are considering it.<p>So what's stopping …

British sex survey 2014: 'the nation has lost some of its sexual swagger'

Orientation<p><b>How would you define your sexuality?</b><br>Heterosexual = 92%<br>Homosexual = 4%<br>Bisexual = 4%<p>The proportion of Britons describing themselves as heterosexual has remained consistent, at 92%, since 2008. However, in time, we may see a decrease in this figure, as 21% of those aged 16-24 define …

A Harvard Researcher Explains How Happiness Leads To Success

But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn't there a scientifically proven method that's a little more… fun? There is.<p>Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of "The Happiness Advantage" and for years at Harvard he studied exactly that: happiness.<p>He gave an extremely popular …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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10 Tricks to Update Your Style

Get expert tips for transforming your look for fall.<p><b>1)</b> For the quickest wardrobe update this fall, pair a high-volume top with slim pants.<p><b>2)</b> Dare to wear your new ankle boots with bare legs, or perhaps a nice pair of cashmere ankle socks. (Keep them tonal—no prints, please!)<p><b>3)</b> Ditch the layered …

8 Fashion "Rules" To Break Now

Debunking the 8 most common styling myths.<p>While trends are constantly evolving and changing, there is one thing we can be sure of when it comes to fashion—rules were meant to be broken. Come to think of it, we're not even sure who even made these rules, so it's time to debunk the 8 most common …

Global Style: Intercontinental Chic

The world's most fashionable women, handpicked by the editors of Bazaar's international editions, share their secrets.<p>The world's most fashionable women, handpicked by the editors of Bazaar's international editions, share their secrets. Plus, see the 100 Most Stylish of 2014.<p>Courtesy: Oetker …

The Five Fall Items You Can Wear Right Now

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but summer is nearly over. And while beach weekends and ice cream breaks may soon be a thing of the past, fall fashion is very much in your future.<p>But it doesn't have to be this way. You can start your fall shopping today and make your purchases work for warm …

Are You Addicted to Shopping?

A scientific exploration...<p>For a fashion girl, uttering the words "I have nothing to wear," or "I spent next month's rent at the Manolo Blahnik sample sale," aren't so out of the ordinary. With the ability to shop online, on your iPhone, and now even on Instagram—not to mention that there seems to …

#theLIST: Crisp Whites

A classic white shirt is as timeless as fashion gets. From iconic moments to modern interpretations, chic never looked so buttoned up.<p>A classic white shirt is as timeless as fashion gets. From iconic moments to modern interpretations, chic never looked so buttoned up.

Fall Outfit Idea: Olivia Palermo's Marchesa Voyage Moto Jacket, Jeans, Aquazurra Shoes

It's as if Olivia Palermo has a super-power brain that works like Cher's fantastical computer outfit generator in <i>Clueless</i>. Because the girl just <i>never</i> stops coming up with amazing style combinations—like this ultra-chic denim transforming look right here.<p>The new shoe designer completely and …

#theLIST: 10 Beach Style Icons on Screen

In the interest of living in the here and now, we're highlighting the ladies who defined our favorite looks to wear by the water and immortalized them on film.<p>In the interest of living in the here and now, we're highlighting the ladies who defined our favorite looks to wear by the water and …

10 Movies to Watch on Netflix in September

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit Netflix. Here, the films we just added to our queue.<p><b>1) The Blue Lagoon (1980)</b> <br>Even though summer is unofficially over, relive those sultry months with this risqué classic, then check out Brooke Shields' character on our summer style …

7 Makeup Mistakes That Are Aging You

Hollywood's top makeup artists weigh-in on the things women do wrong—and give quick corrections for making it right.<p><b>Dark Lipstick</b><p>"Lots of women wear heavy lipstick with blue undertones, which immediately makes the lips look small and cold. Go for color, just make sure it pops." —Molly R. Stern …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

The 50 Hottest Men Of All Time

From James Dean to A$AP Rocky and all that's in between.<p>From Old Hollywood icons to '90s heartthrobs to the rising stars of today, take a look back at the most beautiful men of the last six decades.

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Summer's Best Haircuts...So Far

Our favorite cuts, crops, lengths and layers from June and July of 2014.<p>Our favorite cuts, crops, lengths and layers from June and July of 2014.<p>Getty Images

Warsaw Is The Cheapest City For A Cultural Vacation, So You Should Go There ASAP

London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke.<p>Thankfully, affordable options are out there, and you'll probably never guess where you can go for a culture-filled vacation on the cheap.<p>Behold, Warsaw.<p>The capital of …

Jennifer Aniston Says What All Women Are Thinking

We're more than mothers and wives.<p>The world loves to chat about Jennifer Aniston's personal life. Ever since her picture-perfect marriage to Brad Pitt came crumbling down back in 2004 (yes, it really was that long ago), besides the gossip that surrounds her, people genuinely love to worry about …

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Swede Style: Stockholm Spring 2015

Diego Zuko hits the streets in the land of Swedes for all the best looks off the catwalk during Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2015. Let the fashion marathon begin<p>Diego Zuko hits the streets in the land of Swedes for all the best looks off the catwalk during Stockholm Fashion Week Spring 2015. Let …

The 10 Best Foundations According to ELLE.com Editors

The Spanx of the cosmetics world.<p>"I'm not a foundation person," is how a lot of us at ELLE preface our foundation picks. Blame BB creams, tinted moisturizers, and no-makeup makeup on the runway, but there's a recent reluctance to come out as daily foundation wearers. But who doesn't like a little …

Today's Style Secret

We're keeping an eye on the red carpet, the It girls and the fashion bloggers who are innovating. Check back daily for the style how-tos.<p>INSTARimages