Marita Aikonen

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Why it’s nearly impossible to rent an apartment in Stockholm

With Sweden’s election taking place on Sept. 14, all eyes are on parties with solutions to the health care and education crises, but there has been relatively scant talk of one of the country’s most relevant issues—Stockholm housing.<p>Due to Stockholm’s infamously strict housing market, its citizens …

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How Melissa McCarthy sold out overweight women

<b>Melissa McCarthy (AP/John Shearer)</b><p>The actress has been an impassioned advocate for body acceptance. Her film career would suggest otherwise<p>Laura Bogart<p>July 14, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on DAME.<p>I was a size 18 at the time, at times needing a 20 to cover the amplitude of my …

Sam Smith Breaks Down 10 Great R&B Voices

For someone born the same year Whitney Houston starred in <i>The Bodyguard</i>, Sam Smith knows plenty about R&B and mind-blowing voices. “Both my mom and …

How to Navigate Healthcare Options During Your Job Search

Whether you’re a recent grad who’s never had to navigate the insurance conundrum before, or a parent with a family to cover, finding good health …

9 Workout Moves Guaranteed to Improve Your Sex Life

Need a little extra motivation to hit the gym this month? These workout moves have the added benefit of improving your sex life. Sure, they'll tone your body, but they'll also get...

Tone It Up in 2 Weeks: Your Mid-January Super-Charged Workout Plan

Fell off the weight-loss resolution wagon? Well, lace up those sneakers and get back at it—Tone It Up founders Karena and Katrina are here to help. The gurus behind Bravo's new <i>...</i>

Follow Jen Selter's Five-Step Workout for the Perfect Butt

Now you can get the Internet's most famous butt.<p>Jen Selter has a butt that defies all logic and physics. She arguably has the most famous butt since Kim Kardashian became a celebrity, accruing a following of nearly two million on Instagram alone, and launching the hashtag #seltering, which refers …

12 New Rules for Riding the Paris Métro

The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the city’s underground. It's a welcome—and hilarious—guide that should make riding the subway in Paris more pleasant.<p>The Paris Métro has released a “politeness manual” with 12 rules for proper behavior in the …

A New Way to Reserve an Airline Seat

Did you know that you can now put airline tickets on hold for up to three weeks?<p>Did you know that you can now put airline tickets on hold for up to three weeks, so you have time to finalize your trip plans before committing to purchasing the tickets? It's thanks to a new Web site called Options …

Yiking Is The New Dance Craze Out Of The Bay Area Y'all Are Gonna Be Doing

Go on, shake it like a Red Nose. A Red Nose pitbull, that is.<p>In an interview with Sway on Sway In The Morning, Sage said he was thinking for a way to say "booty-shaking" without saying "booty-shaking," and the result is an extremely catchy hook that's made for dancing.<p>"It's a very positive movement …

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