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Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing: Phresh Out the Runway

Olivier Rousteing is black, 28, and not above posting shirtless selfies on Instagram. As the creative director of Balmain, all this makes him something of a rarity: Racial diversity, youth, and flagrant -modernity are not characteristics commonly associated with venerable French fashion houses, …

The 100 Best Hair Salons in America 2014

How To Avoid Varicose Veins

In our new Monday afternoon column, we're tackling your burning beauty questions. Short skirt fans, listen up.<p><b>Question: Can crossing your legs cause varicose veins?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> It might, according to Dr. Heidi Waldorf, the director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. "Anything …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

One Man’s Journey To Become the First American Suicide Bomber in Syria

Syrians who knew Moner Mohammad Abusalha recall when the American first arrived: “When we received him, we were shocked. He didn’t look like a fighter at all.”<p>YAYLADAGI, Turkey — The young American arrived in the small Syrian village of Khirbet al-Joz one day last summer, after crossing the …

17 Life-Changing Cooking Tricks

From the editors at Cosmo.com, these kitchen tricks will make cooking so much easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the …

9 Must-Have Summer Nail Polishes

Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Consider this your summer manicure cheat sheet.<p>Pink Peach<p>Creamy Gold<p>Poppy Red<p>Coral Punch<p>Metallic Sand<p>Chartreuse<p>Hot Red<p>Retro Orange<p>Girly Pink

Emergency landing on Florida beach kills beachgoer, injures daughter

A Georgia man was killed and his daughter critically injured Sunday when an airplane struck them as they walked along a Florida beach.<p>Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Rose said Venice Municipal Airport officials reported a plane in distress Sunday afternoon.<p>The pilot of a 1972 …

Will the Entire Jolie-Pitt Clan Hit the Big Screen Together?

Your morning news update from around the web<p>- Coming off the heels of the announcement that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's next film, <i>By the Sea</i>, will be distributed by Universal comes the rumor that the couple's six children—Maddox, 12; Pax, 10; Zahara, 9; Shiloh, 8; and Knox and Vivienne, both …

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Comic-Con Comes to San Diego: Pictures

Essie Vending Machines Are Coming to an Airport Near You!

As if we needed another excuse to feed our manicure addiction, Essie is making it easier than ever to stock up on your must-have lacquers with their …

The Biggest Closet in America

A fashion dream gleans an unexpected use.<p><b>Update, 12/11:</b> Your dream of owning the largest closet in America can now officially come true: Theresa Roemer's home (fully equipped with the now infamous three story closet) has just been listed on the market, according to Curbed. For a cool $12 million, …

The Six Best Bar Soaps. Period.

It's a common shower dilemma: to use bar soap or body wash. While some are devout bar soap-ers, others prefer to lather up their loofah with just a few pumps of body wash. So which do you choose? While it can be all about preference, allow us to try to convince you to stick to the time-tested …

Ukrainian president calls Malaysia Airlines crash a 'terrorist attack' - video

Journalists and emergency services examine the crash site near the eastern Ukrainian town of Grabovo where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 fell on Thursday. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko says he does not believe the crash was an accident but a 'terrorist attack'. Both the Ukrainian government …

Malaysia Airlines

The Mad-Genius Paradox: Creativity Could Be Tied To Both Sanity And Madness

Researchers love to argue about whether there’s a link between creativity and mental illness. What if both camps are right?<p>You can probably recite, off the top of your head, at least a few creative geniuses who seemed out of their mind. We used Sylvia Plath, Vincent Van Gogh, and Michael Jackson as …

World Cup: Team USA advances despite Germany defeat

U.S. goalie: We lost, but we played well<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Team USA qualify for last 16 despite 1-0 defeat by Germany<br>• Thomas Muller's fourth goal of the tournament seals victory<br>• Portugal defeats Ghana 2-1 to finish third<br>• Germany wins group with USA second on goal difference<p><i>How are you celebrating the</i> …

Is Your Skin-Care Routine Missing This Crucial Step?

Wondering which masque is right for you and your skin type? If you're one of the many people who forgo masks as part of a regular skin-care routine, …

NPR Has Your Summer Reading Needs Covered

Photo: Courtesy of NPR.<p>If you've already managed to blow through our entire Best Beach Reads list, congratulations! You're some kind of speed-reading …

100 Swimsuits For Every Body Type

Face Masks: Are You Doing Them Right?

Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh.<p>No matter how many I already have in my product stockpile, I will never turn down a face mask. Seriously. There is …

Have You Done Squats Lately? The Importance of Working Your Legs

Let's talk about legs. Strong legs means more than a hot pair of gams! Our legs are comprised of some of the largest muscle groups in our body and carry us from place to place... so they're pretty important. At the most basic level, legs can be broken down into the quadriceps (the front of the …

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>Freshly ground black …

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Taylor Swift on Her Cat's Pre-Met Gala Gown Attack, Plus More!

Your style news update<p>- Taylor Swift likened her cat's attack on her custom Oscar de la Renta gown for the Met Gala to "a crocodile attack [on] an antelope on <i>National Geographic</i>." The pop star told <i>People</i>, "I've never seen more fashionable people lose their composure quicker than when a cat walks up …

Oscar de la Renta

Are Brad And Angelina Planning A Disney Wedding?

Angelina reveals her six children are the famous couple's unofficial wedding planners<p>Would you let your kids plan your big day? Well, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are doing just that.<p>The devoted parents have revealed to <i>People</i> magazine that instead of hiring a traditional wedding planner, they will …

5 Sculpting Moves To Get You Bikini Ready

The countdown to summer has begun. Whether you're suiting up for a quick getaway or undoing the damage of months of hibernation, here are five total body moves that will sculpt you head to toe—fast.<p>Ben Hart, a personal trainer and CEO and founder of Qinetic, an online health and fitness community …