Melissa Bock

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Happy Marriage Habits to Start *Before* You Tie the Knot

Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits <i>before</i> marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles and ends in divorce," says Janet Ong Zimmerman, …

Irish Recipes For St. Patrick's Day That AREN'T Corned Beef And Cabbage

No corned beef and cabbage.<p>Good news: There's absolutely no need to eat one more bite of corned beef and cabbage on Saint Patrick's Day, because it's about as Irish as spaghetti and meatballs. Feel free to let out a sigh of relief, but don't put down your fork just yet. There are other, greater …

Here's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, On The Set Of 'Downton Abbey'

Welcome to Downton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.<p>Self-professed "Downton Abbey" fan Duchess Kate visited the set of the hit series at Ealing Studios in London on March 12 to meet the cast and crew and watch a scene from Season 6. The show's creator, Julian Fellowes, showed her around while some …

Russian military shelled Ukraine from mid-July, report says

Large-scale intervention in eastern Ukraine by regular Russian troops began last August, reaching a peak of 10,000 in December, and Moscow has been struggling to maintain operations on such a scale and intensity, according to a report.<p>The report, by the Royal United Services Institute (Rusi), …

The man who ‘invented’ Impressionism

It’s hard to believe that Monet, Degas and Renoir once faced hostility from the art world. Alastair Sooke reveals how one man changed everything.<p>Few movements in the history of art feel as familiar as Impressionism. Barely a week goes by without Monet and his contemporaries generating headlines for …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

These girls' golf better than you can.<p>If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the …

Blue Ridge Mountains

Celebs On the Catwalk in Paris

Fashion Shows

Claire Underwood’s 12 Best Power Looks on House of Cards

They say behind every great man is a great woman, but in House of Cards, a step ahead of every great man is an impeccably dressed Claire Underwood. VF.com rounded up the best power looks of this modern-day Lady Macbeth, from structured dresses to luxurious silk pajamas (please, you didn’t really …

PS4 System Software Update 2.50: Sony Lists New Features

Sony Computer Entertainment Australia has revealed details on the upcoming PlayStation 4 system software update version 2.50, named Yukimura. The update will bring the streaming frame rate up to 60fps from 30fps for both Remote and Share Play, and confirms some details which were leaked last …

Social Gaming

PS4's next update brings Suspend for games, 60fps Share Play

Confirming the leaked information from last week, Sony announced tonight that it's testing a big update for the PS4. Codenamed "Yukimura", v2.50 it will add the Suspend/Resume feature we've been awaiting since before the system launched. That feature will let gamers put the system in standby, then …

11 Things Boyfriends Just Don't Understand

"Literally any color rose is less creepy than red or white ones."<p><b>1. Food is a big deal.</b> Deciding between Italian and Mexican for dinner is not terribly far from sitting in the Oval Office with the secretary of defense and the Cabinet and deciding whether or not to invade a country. Don't rush me.<p><b>2.</b> …

A Krispy Kreme Donut Hot Dog Covered In Bacon Now Exists

Definitely looks like it's on steroids.<p>Prepare your mind, body and spirit, because you're about to witness something unholy. Krispy Kreme and Minor League Baseball team The Wilmington BlueRocks just joined forces to create a Krispy Kreme Donut Dog that's covered in bacon bits.<p>It's not the first …

Hot Dogs

The Best Model-Off-Duty Instagrams from Paris Fashion Week

Of course, when you are a model walking up to four shows a day in a foreign country, especially during Paris Fashion Week (the longest and most frantic of all), there is little room for the “play” part of the phrase “work and play.” But when you are a young, flourishing, bright-eyed, and smiling …

Fashion Week

Brutal Jobs Are Forcing Japanese Men to Live in Internet Cafes

And you thought your nine to five was kicking your ass.<p>In his short film <i>Net Cafe Refugees</i>, documentarian Shiho Fukada details an escalating problem in Japan: temporary employment. Instead of filling occupational voids with part-time gigs, major Japanese businesses hire interim workers for abysmal …

Madonna: Pressing Charges Against My Rapist Wasn't Worth It

"It's too much humiliation."<p>On Wednesday, Madonna opened up to Howard Stern about the time she was raped, explaining to the talk show host why she never pursued charges.<p>In an interview on Howard's Sirius XM show, Madonna said moving to New York as a young woman from Michigan was often a harrowing …

6 Ways to Get the Perfect Eyeliner Look for Your Eye Shape in 1 Handy Chart

Try one or try them all for your prettiest eyes ever.<p>When it comes to eyeliner, there isn't a shape that is going to make you look <i>bad</i>, but certain tricks accentuate them and can even bring symmetry to asymmetrical eyes. Rita Ora's makeup artist Kathy Jeung created six looks for six different eye …

Report: Drunk Secret Service agents crash

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Department of Homeland Security is investigating another incident of misconduct by senior Secret Service agents, White House officials said Wednesday night.<p>Two senior Secret Service agents, including a top member of President Barack Obama's protective detail, crashed a car …

Secret Service

Greece sours German relations further with demand for war reparations

Alexis Tspiras, the Greek prime mininster, says Berlin has ‘a moral obligation’ to make amends for years of Nazi occupation<p>Greece’s strained relations with Germany took a turn for the worse on Wednesday when Athens’ leftist-led government raised the spectre of seizing German assets for war …

Kathy Griffin on Zendaya debacle: 'I wouldn't have said the joke in the first place'

Kathy Griffin, newly crowned host of E!'s snarky roundtable "Fashion Police," is finally speaking out about the Zendaya controversy that ultimately resulted in co-host Kelly Osbourne's exit.<p>The red-headed comedian had remained uncharacteristically tight-lipped since the controversy hit the network …