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5 of the Craziest Things We’ve Worn for the Sake of Fashion

If you’ve ever been curious to know just how much we’re willing to sacrifice in the name of fashion, look no further than the Bard Graduate Center’s exhibition "Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette," opening this Friday. Corsets, panniers, and bustles take center stage at this …

14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.

8 Things You Never Knew About Missionary Sex

It's also known as "mama-papa sex," so that's weird.<p><b>1. At different times in history, missionary has gone by a lot of different aliases.</b> It's also been known as the matrimonial, the mama-papa position, the English-American position, and the male superior position.<p><b>2. Missionary is the only legal sex</b> …

Lifestyle

These Convertible Clothes Will Maximize Your Wardrobe

Ever since we discovered MORF, a convertible clothing company offering a shirt that can be worn an astounding 24 different ways, we’ve been on the lookout for versatile clothes for busy #girlbosses on the go. While we love rocking a trend, it’s our classic staples that keep us in style wherever we …

Clothing

13 Locker Room Hacks That Will Make Going to the Gym So Much Easier

With these tips, there's really no excuse for skipping the gym.<p><b>1. Store bobby pins inside an old Tic Tac container so you don't lose them in your bag.</b> It's the perfect size travel container for your hairpins.<p><b>2. Use a clean contact case as a travel container for your liquid beauty products to save</b> …

44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)

New Year’s resolutions so often fail because they require Herculean efforts to put the brakes on deep-seeded habits. But while there may not be a shortcut to getting more sleep or going to the gym, when it comes to breaking bad beauty hangups, there are plenty of smart products to ease the effort. …

Hell Bunny Tender Loving Scare A-Line Midi Dress

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22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography

11 Surprising Uses for Kitchen Sponges

These sink-side staples are helpful all over the house. This article originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p>Sponges might be the best at cleaning spills and soaping up dishes, but if you confine them to your kitchen, you're missing out on their other hidden skills. These clever uses will have …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

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The Zombie Survival Guide

Gain the knowledge you need to survive the inevitable apocalypse by studying the informative pages of the Zombie Survival Guide. From learning …

Study Skills

10 Must-Visit Fashion Designer Hotel Rooms Across The Globe

Vacation in style—literally.<p>What better way to curate your next vacation than with the help of fashion's biggest designers? Here, 10 hotel suites around the world designed by the figures who rule the fashion world—for a guaranteed chic getaway.

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 …

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Have by 30

Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that well-represent her.<p>Your 20s can be for style, career and love experimentation, but as a woman enters her 30s there are certain pieces she should own that …

36 Stump Décor Pieces For Natural Home Décor

Adding a natural touch to the décor is always cool and trendy, there are different ways to do that, and today I’d like to share a cool and easy idea …

Furniture

Here's why I won't be playing Journey on PlayStation 4

Within one minute of playing the PlayStation 4 version of <i>Journey</i>, before the opening credits even came up, I understood that I would never download this game.<p>I was attending a Sony event, where the company was showing off games that make up its Gamescom push. I put my name down to play the biggies, …

Square Enix delving into episodic adventuring with Life is Strange | PC Invasion

en_US<p>article<p>Square Enix have announced Life is Strange, a digitally-distributed narrative-driven episodic adventure. How …

Space Savers: 6 DIYs to Make the Most of Cramped Kitchen Counters --> http://on.apttherapy.com/bZiPwK More counter space is at the top of most people's wish lists when it come to kitchens. Here are six accessible projects and ideas for even the smallest of homes, that show you how to eke out even a few more feet of precious prep space — with no major renovations needed.

30 Most Colorful Ways to Paint Your Dining Room

We're seeing red ... and blue and yellow and white.<p>The entertaining hub of your home deserves an equally lively paint job. Get these designer-approved paint colors and palettes, and don't miss even more decorating ideas from over 85 favorite dining rooms.

A Castle Is Being Built From Styrofoam

Yes, styrofoam.<p>A blend of medieval architecture and modern construction design. That's one way to describe a "Scottish castle" that's under construction in New Canaan.<p>The house, which has several features of a traditional Scottish castle, is being made with insulated concrete forms, or ICF, …

Inside a House That's Expertly Layered With Color and Texture

Creating a relaxed mood.<p>Bright or muted, shiny or matte...when it comes to yellow and green, it's the variations that create depth. Benjamin Dhong creates a relaxed mood in a California house with a rich color palette and beautiful textures.

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

PS4 Uncharted 4 Will Be "More Personal," Probably Won't Use VR

Thanks in part to lessons learned from the development of 2013's PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us, upcoming PlayStation 4 game Uncharted 4: A Thief's End will be "more personal" compared to past entries in the blockbuster series. Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann, who is co-directing the game, says in …

Virtual Reality

50 Clever New Uses for Old Things in Your Kitchen --> http://on.apttherapy.com/OV7m0r These 50 DIY projects and ideas will have you seeing common kitchen items in a entirely new light...

Robin Williams: Six new movies he left behind

Robin Williams' death from an apparent suicide Monday left us with a canon of great films from decades past. But Williams, who was prolific even at this stage of his career, also left behind a number of films that will roll out to theaters in the months ahead.<p>Here's a breakdown of work he had …

10 Decorating Myths To Stop Believing NOW

Don't believe everything you hear!<p>Don't believe everything you hear! We're debunking the decorating myths you (and your home) can be free from