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18 Celebrity Braids for Every Occasion

Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.<p>Whether you're walking down the aisle, heading to a festival or just going out on Friday, consider your hairstyle covered.<p>Gigi Hadid<p>Shay Mitchell<p>Olivia Munn<p>Hailee Steinfeld<p>Elle …

How NOT To Behave In 12 Countries Around The World

After this year's horrible winter, the spring travel bug should be biting with a vengeance. But as you plan your getaways, try not to become the stereotypical "Ugly American."<p>A new Quora thread addresses the issue of travel etiquette, asking people around the world what tourists should absolutely …

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Surprising Ways Countries Eat Avocados Around the World

When avocados are mentioned, recipes for guacamole inevitably follow. It may surprise you that the fruits are used in unexpected and varied ways all over the world (and yes, avocados are in fact, a fruit). Avocados, also called alligator pears for their green and rough skin, are found in many …

This Norwegian street sign is illegal, but what it makes pedestrians do is hilarious

I LOVE COLLECTING photos of interesting street signs while traveling abroad. Some are pretty self-explanatory, others are more cryptic, but very …

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The Healthy Hair Diet

The products that you reach for and how much (or little) TLC you give your hair every day, aren't the only crucial steps in your crusade for gorgeous strands.<p>Focus on these foods a few times a day and you'll see longer, stronger, shinier hair in no time.<p><b>Sea Buckthorn</b><p><b>WHY IT WORKS:</b> It's rich in …

23 Style Secrets From the Most Chic Woman I've Ever Met

I met Erin Hazelton when she was writing for fashion magazines in New York City. This was more years ago than I care to remember -- but she looks the same. What struck me the first time I saw her, and still what strikes me every time I see her is how she exudes pure elegance. She reminds me of my …

4 Rye Whiskeys to Fit Your Budget

As we learned last week, rye whiskey can really carry a cocktail. It's bold, spicy and dry, and those characteristics provide a firm foundation on …

5 Sugar Alternatives to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

5 tips to help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline<p>Excess sugar is one of the three primary drivers behind weight gain and a number of common health issues (processed foods and "bad" fats are the two others). Throughout our lives most of us have been programmed to believe a few …

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

How To Take A Selfie Like a Supermodel

Nothing garners more followers than a great selfiewe studied the masters (supermodels!) and came up with 9 easy tips for taking a great photo of yourself.<p>Nothing garners more followers than a great selfie—we studied the masters (supermodels!) and came up with 9 easy tips for taking a great photo of …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

5 Easy Ways to Get a Raise at Work

<b>1. Schedule regular meetings with your boss.</b><p>Understand that your boss is busy, but inviting her to coffee once a month to do a quick check in or just getting to know her a bit better helps to strengthen your relationship. Those who have worked for me know I am a firm believer in the importance of …

The Top 10 Skin-Perfecting BB and CC Creams

The right beauty balm for every skin concern.<p>Multitask your makeup and skincare regimen with tinted treatments that pack a powerful punch. Laced with potent ingredients to repair damage, reverse the clock and protect against pollution and the sun, these are the all-in-one beautifiers that you'll …

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Back to Basics: 11 Shoes Every Woman Should Own

Click through for the classic shoes every fashionable woman should have in her closet.<p>Aside from diamonds, we're pretty sure shoes are a woman's best friend. With seemingly endless options each season, it's hard not to amass a collection of pumps in a rainbow of colors, or more than 10 pairs of …

14 Pies for Pi(e) Day

You don't have to be good at math to celebrate Pi Day. Pi is an irrational number, afterall, which in turn gives us the right to be irrational -- to do things like eat as much pie as we want and pretend it has something to do with a number. So, we will.<p>Some of us have memorized Pi to its 100th …

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Which Countries Are All 295 Victoria's Secret Models From?

Credit: Shutterstock<p>If you've ever flipped through the Victoria's Secret catalog and wondered "Where are all of these beautiful models from, and how can I meet them?" we've got the answers.<p>There have been 295 Victoria's Secret models over the years (including Geena Davis!?), and they hail from 53 …

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 …

Is a 30-Minute Workout Better Than a 60-Minute One?

Kate Upton's trainer, David Kirsch, seems to think so.<p>When it comes to your body, you get what you give. Luckily, that no longer means hours on the treadmill or double spin classes. Instead, celebrity trainer David Kirsch says that quality over quantity is the missing link to reaching your get-fit …

Spring fashion: eight pieces you need for a right-now wardrobe

Leap into a fashionable spring with these excellent transitional pieces for those weeks when the weather can't make its mind up<p>1 The non-flirt skirt<p>Cool girls don't roll their skirts up these days, they tug them down. The first thing you need to get your head around in order to have a fashionable …

No sign of Malaysia Airline wreckage; questions over stolen passports

There were few answers Sunday about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a day after contact was lost with the commercial jetliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>An aerial search resumed at first light, with aircraft searching an area of the South China Sea for any sign of where the …

Beauty: a hair thickener that works

'I noticed a distinct difference after one wash, an even greater one after three to four'<p>I am given the hard sell on so many ludicrous-sounding ingredients (hear "Boswelox" and try to keep a straight face – I still can't a decade later) that I'm almost disappointed if they turn out actually to work.<p>…

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Portobello Mushroom Wraps With Buffalo Mozzarella, Piquillo Peppers and Pimentón Mayonnaise

Peppers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. They are truly some of Mother Nature's most succulent little gifts. Piquillo peppers prove the point to perfection!<p>These lipstick-red Spanish peppers are a specialty of Lodosa, in northern Spain. They're harvested at their peak, then …

James Franco Empathizes with Shia LaBeouf's Acting Out

Let’s hope it’s performance art, and not a psychological problem.<p>That is James Franco‘s view of Shia LaBeouf’s recent behavior, as put forth in a …

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Disgruntled Parents Want Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' Tour Shut Down

No one is surprised that Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz" tour pushes the limits of performance artistry, but people are starting to wonder if she's maybe taken things a bit too far this time. Cyrus' recent tour antics are making her MTV Video Music Awards "Blurred Lines" performance look tame and …

Our Latest Shopping Obsession (and Hopefully Yours Too!)

You may have heard that we're celebrating a really big birthday around these parts. Yup, that's right: This year marks our 75th! Woo-hoo!<p>Since we believe every major milestone warrants at least one new bag, killer dress, delicious perfume, or knockout pair of shoes, we thought it only fitting that …

Need A Weekend Getaway? Ojai, It Is

One of the best parts of living in L.A.? Leaving L.A. Seriously though, this city is surrounded by some truly awesome destinations — which makes</b> …

Mapped: The crazy relationships among European languages

THE IDIOM, “It’s all Greek to me,” finally makes sense. It has a comparatively large lexical distance from other European languages!<p>This map is a …