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The 9 Best Soups for Weight Loss

Because science says it’s great for dropping pounds

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The Most Unforgettable Grammys Performances of All Time

Each year, we watch the Grammys and think, "OK, how are they going to top that?"<p>With every iteration, the awards show raises the bar, whether it's …

Age-Wise Style: 3 Slimming Tricks

InStyle<i>’s Special Projects Editor Cindy Weber Cleary has been a fashion editor for the past 20+ years. Needless to say, she’s picked up some tricks</i> …

11 Beauty Uses for Lemons

You'll want to load up on the citrus after you read this<p><i>By Aly Walansky for Daily Makeover</i><p>You might love lemonade and lemon chicken, but your skin and hair love lemons even more—they have an amazing range of beauty benefits. Here are some great uses for the sunny yellow fruit:<p><b>Clarifying …

Make Your Hands, Feet, Butt, and Legs Look FLAWLESS—With Tips from 'Body Part' Models Who KNOW

If certain areas on your physique could use a tune-up, you've come to the right place. We asked four "parts" models whose livelihoods depend on being blemish-free and toned to share their secrets for keeping bareable bits in prime condition.<p>Summer clothing is like the zoom feature on your camera: …

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10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shaving Your Legs

Prepare to get your best shave yet.<p><i>By Ashley Okwousa of Beauty High</i><p>With the temperature steadily rising, it's about time to bring out those gorgeous gams. That means you'll need to break out the shaving kit more often than you did all winter. While it's been said that there isn't exactly a right …

7 Beauty Mistakes That Are Messing Up Your Selfies

Get on Kylie Jenner's selfie level with these tips.<p>There's no debating that filters work wonders for your selfies—but there's only so much Mayfair or Nashville can do. Ultimately, the best way to get a great self portrait is to start with a gorgeous look IRL—so we asked Kristin Daniell, a …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

North Korean defector: 'I still cannot forgive myself'

I was born in China, but my home town is in Eundeok County in North Hamgyeong province in North Korea. My parents, carrying me on their back, moved there when I was only a few months old. China’s cultural revolution was underway and they wanted to escape.<p>I was bullied at school simply because I had …

The 2014 MTV Video Music Award Nominations Are Here!

The competition is fierce.<p>The nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards are finally here, and this year's competition is intense — Beyoncé obviously leads the pack with eight nominations, but Iggy Azalea and Eminem both racked up seven nominations each. Pharrell's "Happy" received multiple …

15 Popular Songs That Are Actually Feminist Anthems

Female empowerment from the artists who do it best.<p>Here's a wild thought: Why not celebrate International Women's Day every day? Give yourself an extra dose of empowerment by listening (and singing along) to these 15 popular songs—both new and throwbacks—that are a direct ode to the strength of …

26 Easy-to-Make Drinks, A-Z Style

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The Playlist That’ll Push You Harder Than You Could Ever Push Yourself

Just like that workout buddy that motivates you to give it your all<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Swerve Fitness shares one of its latest playlists.</i><p>You know how you can suddenly run faster or eek out a few …

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9 Hot Beach Reads That Will Make Your Summer Even Better

Whether you're looking for something serious, snarky, or suspenseful—we've got you covered<p>There's something about devouring a captivating novel or steamy romance on the beach that just makes summer more fun. So if you're looking for something to toss in your bag this month, you'll definitely want …

10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Shampoo

This stuff should really be on the bottle.<p><i>By Molly Carroll for Beauty High</i><p>There are plenty of myths and theories about lathering up your locks—but now it's time to set the record straight. These ten little-known facts about shampooing will leave your hair bouncier and softer than ever before.<p><b>1.</b> …

What Books Are InStyle Staffers Reading at the Beach This Summer?

You may be stuck turning pages in a packed subway car rather than lounging poolside, yet a good read offers a quick escape from reality-harsh air …

Meet Clinique’s First-Ever Cleansing Brush

If you have yet to include a face cleansing brush in your skincare routine, you’ll want to get your hands on Clinique’s latest beauty gadget: the …

Ask the Expert: The Beauty Maestro Troy Surratt

Behold Troy Surratt, the man who helped Jennifer Lopez find her "inner" glow (he bronzes her cheeks, eyes, and chin). Now with his own beauty line, …

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

These common combinations can be accidentally lethal<p>Nearly 28 percent of adults ages 20 to 59 hold multiple drug precriptions at any given time, per CDC data. In some cases, double (or tripling) up is necessary—but the wrong combo could have critical consequences, says epidemiologist Leonard …

Slang Terms That Need to Come Back. . .By Decade

Most people—I don’t care who you are and how tech-savvy you may be—have had the feeling “I was born in the wrong decade.” I have it every day. Yes, I …

How to Create a Khaleesi-Worthy Waterfall Braid

'Game of Thrones' fans, plan accordingly.<p>Ah, waterfall braids. Whether you're frequenting a music festival this summer—Coachella is just the tip of the iceberg—or emulating Khaleesi's rippled mane, there's something regal about letting your locks flow with abandon from a crown of woven braids. If …

The only beauty products you need for your summer travels

When it comes to weekend travel, there's this fine line between trying to pack light and low-maintenance, and feeling the impulse to bring, well, …

Metallica on Glastonbury: 'The downside is we have to stay sober'

<b>On Saturday night, Metallica will become the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury Festival. Drummer Lars Ulrich speaks to the BBC about their preparations.</b><p>They are rarely on the radio, but Metallica are one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.<p>Over 33 years, the quartet have won nine …

How to make money as a street photographer: A no nonsense guide - INSPIRED EYE

Many have emailed me asking me how to make money as a street photographer, so I decided to create this no nonsense guide. Included are the basics of …

Three young-adult fiction reads worth checking out

<i>The Night Gardener</i><p>By Jonathan Auxier, Puffin Canada, 368 pages, $19.99<p>Auxier's first book, <i>Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes</i> was such a well-told delight; <i>The Night Gardener</i>, in turn, is no disappointment. Very imaginative and clever, with traditional fairy-tale storytelling, it's a richly spooky …

How to Make Your Own Ice Cream—without an Ice Cream Maker!

This creative dessert recipe will take your taste buds for a super-fun ride.<p>Calling all ice cream lovers! Want to learn how to make your own ice cream at home, but don't have an expensive ice cream maker? We've got a genius recipe for you that doesn't require anything fancier than a blender and a …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

Hindi On The Hudson

My son, who was born here in New York four years ago, doesn’t speak Hindi—but I have taught him the first few lines of the Kishore Kumar song <i>Hum to</i> …

17 Life-Changing Makeup Hacks EVERY Woman Should Know

These aren't your average makeup tips and tricks.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder-to-apply line), under the flame for one second, let it cool for 15 …

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