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10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

Happiness

MAC Brings Some Of Its Most Beloved Classics Back From The Beauty Graveyard

As much as we love MAC, we're always a little bit hesitant to commit our hearts fully to any one product. Who knows when it'll sell out and disappear …

Karl Lagerfeld Said What About Cara D.?

Photo: MCV Photo.<p>Any interview with Karl Lagerfeld will inevitably include the following: descriptions of his high, starched collars; fetishistic …

Cameron Diaz Weighs In On Gwyneth & Chris' "Conscious Uncoupling"

Photo: Richard Young/Rex USA.<p>There's been plenty of snark and snickering since Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she and husband Chris Martin would be …

Selena Gomez Gets Real & Totally Inspirational

You guys, Selena Gomez really deserves a round of applause and a big hug right now. You'll understand why when you watch the video above, which shows …

The Top 10 Excuses That Are Stopping You From Working Out

<i>UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 28.</i><p>Why is it so hard to work out sometimes? Why, on other days, is getting to your yoga class …

Yoga

Lauren Conrad Thinks You Need To Get Over Your Ex — Here's How

Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

Best Places For A Laid-Back (& Affordable) Meal In NYC

Photo: Courtesy of The Daily Meal.<p>As much as we like dressing up for fancy dinners out on the town, it's just as fun to grab a beer and enjoy an …

The F Word's Origin Might Surprise You

Whether we like it or not, the F word is one of the most commonly used words in the English language. But, have we ever stopped to think about where …

Tina Craig On Rotating Your Handbags for the Season

The expert Bag Snob on how she gets ready for spring<p>Whether you live in LA, where it is perennially spring, or in New York, where winter seems never-ending, the official onset of the new season offers the perfect excuse to refresh your handbags. But don't burn up your credit cards just yet; I …

9 Key Fashion Items Every Girl Needs

With Spring almost in bloom, its time to invest in staple pieces you'll want to keep forever.<p>Let's face it: winter's bitter cold left us feeling disillusioned with our wardrobes. So with warmer days ahead, it's time to shop for must-have pieces that'll keep your look fresh for months to come.

Clothing

Go Meatless for Dinner Tonight With This Korean Rice Dish and More Lunchtime Links

Tonight, swap steak for sweet potatoes! Julia Mueller over at Oh My Veggies thought up this vegetarian spin to Bibimbap, a traditional Korean rice …

What's Shakira’s #1 Beauty Tip?

The sultry singer just released her tenth studio album yesterday, her new music video, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” with Rihanna has been burning …

Wash Your Face And Remove Your Makeup With One Product

I'm just going to put ALL of my business out there and cop to not always washing off my makeup before bed. I know, I know. That's like breaking the No. 1 beauty rule.<p>But after a long day of work, and not to mention my long commute into the city, I barely have enough energy to get undressed before …

Fashion Emergency Kit: Exactly What to Keep Under Your Desk to Be Prepared for Just About Anything

Which of these scenarios best describes you?<p>A. You arrive to work on a summer Friday, looking pretty casual wearing a draped T-shirt, a pencil skirt, and flat gladiators (ready for the weekend!) and get called into a meeting with the BIG BOSS.<p>B. Ever the multitasker, you head to the gym <i>before</i> work …

10 Must-Have Spring Polish Hues (And They're Cruelty-Free!)

It's probably not a stretch to assume you’re craving sunshine, bright flowers, and strappy shoes. And, there’s no better way to fake like you’re …

Green With Envy: 6 St. Patrick's Day Looks to Try

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and we're prepping all of our favorite green pieces. Whether you're off to the pub or celebrating with corned beef hash at home, shamrock-colored clothes will get you in the holiday spirit. From flirty dresses to statement-making sunnies, take note of …

Growing Out Your Bangs? You Might Need These

In case you didn't receive the memo, fringe is having a moment this spring. It's on bags, dresses, shoes — you name it. Designers like Tibi and 3.1 …

Why This Rag & Bone Sweater is Spring's Most-Wanted Piece

It's getting comical how many editors have already been spotted in this tennis-inspired knit<p>Here at <i>BAZAAR</i>, we say three is a trend. But what about 50? That is about how many editors I have spotted wearing the Talia sweater from Rag & Bone's Spring 2014 collection this past month. Back in September …

Shiny Happy People

Seemingly since the dawn of makeup, shiny skin has been considered the ultimate beauty sin. Year after year, as the weather warms up, we roll out the powdery foundations, blotting papers, and oil-absorbing everything. But this time around, we’re going to suggest something truly radical: Embrace the …

3 Makeup Tricks You Need To Know

When it comes to looking younger, who doesn't want instant gratification? Makeup artist Napoleon Perdis gives his easy secrets to having sculpted cheekbones, wider eyes, and fuller lips in minutes.<p><b>Sculpt sky-high cheekbones</b><p>First, apply foundation as you normally would to create an even, matte …

Half of Broadcast TV Viewers Are 54 and Older—Yikes

More like ... greys' anatomy. Right?<p>In the last 20 years, the median age of Americans has increased from 34 to 37. The median age of broadcast TV viewers has increased from 41 to 54. Not a three-year jump, but a 13-year jump.<p>And therein lies the existential challenge for CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC: How …

India Sets Date For What Will Be World's Largest Vote

India announced Wednesday that national elections for the lower house of Parliament will be staggered over nine separate days and begin April 7.<p>The voting to elect the 543-seat body will occur in stages to accommodate the scale of voters in what is expected to be the world's largest democratic …

Silicon Valley's Top Matchmaker Tells Us What Techies Should Wear On A Date

Menlo Park-based matchmaker Amy Andersen has seen her fair share of young professionals sporting these uniforms. She founded Linx Dating in 2000 when she saw that a surprising number of professionals were having trouble navigating the Silicon Valley dating scene. Since then, she's coached a wide …

As Time Goes By, What Makes A Movie Timeless?

Awards season is upon us. And on top of us. And all over us with red carpets, acceptance speeches and actor antics.<p>America is smack in the middle of its annual three-month making-much-of-movies mania. The 2014 Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards — among others — have already …

More Signs A Mediterranean Diet Helps Prevent Cardiovascular Ills

There's fresh evidence that a Mediterranean diet can help cut the risk of atherosclerosis, a disease caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries.<p>A new analysis, published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association,</i> builds on the work of a prior study, which looked at how a diet rich in …

Millions Of People Are Quitting Their Jobs Every Month. That's Good News.

It might be hard to imagine in this sputtering recovery, but 2.4 million people actually quit their jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's nearly a million more quitters than there were during the darkest months of the recession.<p>As the graph shows, there's a big range …