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The Other Thing 25 Percent of Guys Are Faking in Bed

We've established that guys do in fact fake orgasms on occasion. We're less clear about how. But guess what else they're pretending to do?<p>Love, you guys. Instead of making love, they're faking love. You'll note what I did there, because it's a very substandard joke.<p>According to an Australian …

Cozy Up to 30 of The Chicest, Warmest Sweaters Out There This Winter

We're heading deep into sweater weather right now and LOVING it—especially <i>this</i> season. From Chanel to Marc Jacobs to Tracy Reese, so many designers sent the coziest, chicest, most inventive knits down the runway and showed us so many ways to style the warm layers.<p>*For a little sweater-weather …

5 Gorgeous Real-Girl Engagement Rings That Will Get You All Pumped Up for Engagement Season

Engagement Season (a.k.a. the Most Wonderful Time of the Year) kicks off with Thanksgiving, so it's right around the corner! Who else is psyched? You will be when you see these real girls' engagement rings!<p><b>Engagement Ring 1</b><p>Peter proposed to Katie on the beach with this custom ring. He had "Grow Old …

Would You Rather Give Up Sex or "Me" Time?

A tricky question about two various stress-relievers: If you had to give up either sex or "me" time, which would you sacrifice?<p>In a new survey of 500 commissioned by Celestial Seasonings (as in the many teas, an excellent accompaniment to "me" time), guess what an overwhelming majority chose. …

Change-Your-Life Beauty Tip: Are You Washing Your Face Correctly? Bet You're Missing This Key Step

Washing your face is totally easy and everyone does it corectly, right? Well, wrong. Seeing as National Healthy Skin Month starts today, it's time to talk about this major face-washing no-no, according to dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart.<p>One of the biggest mistakes people make? Not washing their …

3 of the Best Barely There Blushes (They're Foolproof for Wearing With Your Bold Lipstick!)

There are times—like when you're wearing bright statement lipstick—that you want to be sure your blush is low-key and believable, not equally poppy (and distracting). Our celebrity makeup artist friend Nick Barose was kind enough to share what he thinks are the best quieter blushes around. "These …

Have You Ever Done This With Your Curls? It's So Gorgeous on Christina Aguilera!

This was the curly-haired boldness Christina Aguilera brought to the <i>The Voice</i>'s season-five top 12 event:<p>Fantastic, no? Of course, the fact that her eye makeup and lipstick are perfect doesn't hurt either. But I'm feeling particularly moved by the curls and how they sweep away from her …

What to Wear to an Office Holiday Party: 10 Rock-Solid Outfit Ideas

Office holiday parties can often be tricky to navigate—and picking out the right outfit is just the beginning. We've cleared up the what-to-wear debate, because we <i>know</i> you've been...

5 Insanely Romantic New Wedding Dresses From Jenny Packham: Perfect for Brides Going for That Art-Deco Woodland Nymph Vibe

Jenny Packham staged her runway show in a faux woodland wonderland, with approximately 3,502,400 twinkly lights, which played brilliantly with the shimmery details on her latest collection of to-die-for wedding dresses. Here's a sampling:<p><b>Wedding Dress 1</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 2</b><p><b>Wedding Dress 3</b><p><b>Wedding Dress</b> …

How Stressed Are You, Really? The Quiz That Can Help You Figure It Out

We all have a little stress in our day-to-today—and that's actually not a bad thing. Stress can release doses of adrenaline that are linked to brain health benefits and can even boost your immunity with a dose of the hormone cortisol.<p>But too much prolonged stress isn't a good thing—it can impact …

Cropped Pants: How to Get Started on the Spring 2014 Trend Right Now

Cropped pants have been all over the runways for spring 2014 (but it's never too early to break out a new trend, right?). Gone are the days of the tight capris that you wore in the late '90s, but cropped pants are coming back with fervor—in every way, shape, and form. Case in point, Jen and …

The Top 35 Holiday Gift Ideas for Fashion Lovers

When it comes to holiday gift ideas for women, no one is more fun to shop for than the ladies who love fashion and know a thing or two about clothes, accessories, and uber-chic...

5 Wedding-y Things I'm Coveting + 2 Fantastic Wedding Dresses—and Your Chance to WIN It All

Fine, I already had my wedding. But I'm still allowed to lust after pretty, wedding-y things that I probably don't need. Plus, all of these items from BHLDN would be useful well beyond your wedding day, right?<p>I've been obsessed with these puppies, er, bunnies, since I saw them at a preview ages …

Retro TV Characters Who Deserve a Modern-Day Movie (Veronica Mars Can't Have All the Fun)

All this talk of the <i>Veronica Mars</i> revival and the <i>Boy Meets World</i> sequel series have made me very happy, but it's also made me miss some of my other precocious kid-TV idols of the 90s. No pressure, Hollywood, but I would totally go see a movie update on…<p><b>Alex Mack</b><p>If you were a certain type of child …

What to Look for in a Party Clutch—and Seven of the Chicest New Evening Bags From Perrin Paris

With the holiday party season thisclose to taking off, it's now or never to start looking for that one (or two or three...) fabulous clutches to take you through the celebratory season. So what better place to look for inspiration than the perfect mash-up of Upper East Side Euro-chic and Hollywood …

12 Faux-Fur Pieces to Cuddle Up in Stat (There's Something for Everyone!)

Baby, it's cold outside (in the Northeast at least!). So it's as good a time as ever to cuddle up in one of my favorite things: faux fur.<p>A furry something adds undeniable chicness to any outfit—from jeans and boots in the daytime to an LBD at night. My most favorite item in my closet is a vintage …

Katy Perry Just Wore What Might Be the Prettiest Hair Accessory in the History of Womankind—Come See!

Dare I say we've never seen Katy Perry looking quite as beautiful as she did at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam yesterday?<p>There are so many things to love here—the dress that looks made to bring out Katy's blue eyes, those feathery soft brown eyelashes, her totally flawless skin, that …

3 Possible Reasons Most Women Don't Have Orgasms During Casual Sex

According to new research on college students, women are twice as likely to reach orgasm from sex in serious relationships as they are in hookups. Another study found that in their last hookup involving intercourse, 80 percent of men had an orgasm, but only 40 percent of women did. By contrast, 75 …

Dakota Johnson's New Hair Color: Is This Brunette Enough to Play 50 Shades' Anastasia Steele?

Dakota Johnson stepped out with her hair dyed brown—a sure sign that shooting for the <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> movie is about to begin, as her character Anastasia Steele is a brunette. But some fans of the book are questioning if this is really brown <i>enough</i> for Anna.<p>Anna's hair is described in the book …

3 Makeup Tricks That Made Emily Ratajkowski Look Even More Gorgeous Last Night Than She Does in the "Blurred Lines" Video

By now, you've all seen Emily Ratajkowski naked—she's one of the models from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video—but I think it's about time we take a closer look at her makeup, which might be even more perfect than her body. If such a thing is possible.<p>At last night's <i>GQ</i> Men of the Year dinner in …

Outfit Dilemma Solved: The Prettiest, Most Elegant Party Dress for Those Chilly Winter Evenings

With the premiere of <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> right around the corner (cue the screams), Jennifer Lawrence is pulling out <i>all</i> the designer stops during her whirlwind media tour. While the newly pixied actress did the embellished evening gown look in London earlier this week (check out Nikki's …

Jillian Harris on Love It or List It, The Bachelor, and Design Rules Every Woman Should Know

No disrespect to the Maynards and Rosenbaums of this world, but Jillian Harris remains my favorite <i>Bachelorette</i> of all time. So I was thrilled to see her jump onto my personal HGTV addiction, <i>Love It or List It</i>, and doubly thrilled to learn she was launching a stunningly lovely vintage shopping site, …

This Couple Is Using Twitter to Document Their Fights, and It's Both Therapeutic and Hilarious

What do a garbage disposal, a profile picture, and baby carrots have in common? They're all things one couple I've never met has had a fight over (and in the case of baby carrots, several fights).<p>Pinterest<p>How do I know this? Because couple Claire Meyer and Alan Linic are documenting all their …

Come Check Out Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson as Their Fifty Shades of Grey Characters

We were sad to see Charlie Hunnam go as <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>'s Christian Grey but tremendously happy to find out the insanely hot Jamie Dornan was filling his very handsome shoes. And, of course, we were all dying to see how Dakota Johnson would do in the role as Miss Steele. But the movie doesn't …

How a Victoria's Secret Angel Gets Her Wings

Model Sara Sampaio and wingmaker Julie Wilkinson give us a behind-the-scenes look at some of this year's splashiest wings.<p>What makes a Victoria's Secret Angel an Angel? Ask Adriana Lima, Tyra Banks, Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, or any other members (or notable alumnae) of Victoria's Secret's famous …

Easy Backpack Restyle

Sincerely, Kinsey shows us how easy it is to restyle a boring backpack. Even if you don’t have fabric dye handy, a slew of shiny trims and cords will do the trick!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>plain white backpack<br>• dark brown fabric dye<br>• water<br>• various trims and cords<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on Sincerely, …

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20 Snow Boots You'll Actually Want To Wear All Day Long

Because why should you have to sacrifice style when snow starts to fall?<p>There's nothing worse than having to compromise your outfit in order to trudge through a snowstorm. So why not invest in a pair of chic snow boots that you'll actually want to wear all day long? Click through to shop 20 stylish …

Clothing

14 Menswear-Inspired Shoes That Are Still Super Flirty

Oh, how I love this time of year! It's not too cold just yet (though I realize that is just around the corner!) but chilly enough that your standard ballet flats don't seem substantial enough for the weather (a.k.a. the best time of year to wear menswear-inspired shoes with your fall outfits!). But …

It's VS Fashion Show Day, Plus More!

Today is a heavenly day! The Victoria's Secret Angels will walk the glittery catwalk tonight. See the photos from Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio's lingerie fitting. Plus, follow our Twitter and Instagram for backstage updates today at #vsfashionshow. BAZAAR<p>-Gaga for Versace? Rumor has it …

5 Chic Plantation Hotels in the Caribbean

Depending on the type of experience you’re seeking in the Caribbean, there are endless hotels to choose from. Perhaps you want an all-inclusive …