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17 Nov

New Study Confirms Coffee Actually Gives Us Life

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Can't talk to another human in the morning without a cup or two of coffee? The next time someone gives you grief about it, you can tell them that coffee is literally giving you life. NPR reports that a wonderful new study links coffee drinking with a longer life. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health crunched the numbers from studies of nurses and other healthcare workers, which counted 167,000 women and 40,000 men. Their study, which was published in the journal Circulation, sought to see if coffee consumption had any link to longevity, and the results were great for anyone with a Starbucks loyalty card. People who drank three to five cups of joe a day had a 15% lower risk...
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17 Nov

Did You See Blue, White And Red On Facebook This Week?

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After the devastating Paris attacks we’ve flocked to social media to show solidarity, but should we feel comfortable that Facebook provides the emotional button to push? Since the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night, Facebook is awash with an outpouring of emotion, opinion and displays of solidarity for the victims and Parisians alike. Profile pictures became red, white and blue as users changed their avatars and Facebook provided an easy way to express support. As users responded to the news, I started to feel uneasy about the prevailing response. An understandable response rooted in a simple, visual way to express solidarity with victims and those affected. But nonetheless, a response initiated by Facebook as they encouraged a collective statement in...
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17 Nov

EXCLUSIVE: How To Get Rooney Mara’s Holiday Party-Ready Smoky Eye

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Her makeup artist Kate Lee breaks down her look from last night's 'Carol' premiere. GETTY/JEN CHALET Last night for New York City's ​Carol ​screening, makeup pro Kate Lee gave Rooney Mara a striking eye look that was as much a statement as her gown. "The Chanel dress that evening was spectacular, the matte palettes and black lace made me envision a dramatic eye," Lee says. "I zeroed in on a very deep purple." Below, Lee breaks down how to recreate the high-impact eye look. Softening is the trick: PREP SKIN AND EYES "I started out by priming the skin with Chanel's La Solution 10 de Chanel. This is a great moisturizer for sensitive skin and works really well under make up. I [then primed] the lid with Laura Mercier's Eye Basics. This helps...
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17 Nov

This Miss World Contestant Says She’s Being Sabotaged Because Of Her Human Rights Activism

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Anastasia Lin says China is refusing to give her a visa because of her involvement with Falun Gong. Anastasia Lin is an actress who believes her outspoken advocacy of human rights in her native China played a big role in her winning bid in May to become Canada's contestant in the Miss World pageant. But since then, the host country for the global beauty pageant was changed from Australia to China, and now the Communist country appears to have singled Lin out among the contestants and is stalling over her visa application. As a result, Canada may not be represented at all in the pageant on December 19 in Sanya, China. Ike Lalji, the chief executive of Miss World Canada, said he assured officials at...
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17 Nov

Kate Hudson Finally Talks About Her Love Life With Nick Jonas

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You might be surprised by what she has to say. GETTY The world has been going back and forth since September, wondering whether or not Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas are actually a thing. Because these days, when a celeb heads to Disney World with another celeb, it's basically the equivalent of going steady. And while Kate normally rises above this sort of thing, she finally puts the rumor to rest in the latest issue of ​Harper's Bazaar. In three words: Kate is single. Three more: and loving it. "It's nice to get acquainted with myself alone," the 36-year-old actress says. "You know, the goal when you get into a relationship is not to be out of the relationship. It's to try to stay in...
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16 Nov

These Hijab Fashion Bloggers Will Make You Rethink Modest Style

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As fashion brands start to collaborate with more diverse and inspiring women,Uniqlo also jumped on board when it announced its newest partnership with fashion designer and blogger Hana Tajima. Hana, who converted to Islam at 17, is bringing cool, modest designs to her new line. Hana Tajima LifeWear Collection for Uniqlo will feature pleated skirts, trousers, long dresses, and even traditional pieces like the hijab. Tastemaker Hana represents an empowering group of women who want to align their spirituality with their personal style. And like our fellow favorite plus-size bloggers, the Muslim influencers here are diversifying the fashion field with their beliefs, #OOTDs, and unique voices. These ladies prove you don't need to rock thenaked-chic look to make a splash in...
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16 Nov

ASOS To Launch Affordable Bridal Range

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If you’re engaged to be married and hoping to tie the knot on a budget, or just don’t fancy forking out four-figures for a dress you’ll only wear once, rejoice! Two of our favourite affordable brands are set to launch bridal wear. First up is ASOS, who will debut its first bridal offering next March. The highest price point will be £250 and a host of silhouettes and lengths will be available - see our gallery below. Accessories and shoes will also be included in the collection, and a full look will come in at under £400. The etailer already offers a range of wedding guest and bridesmaid dresses so it seems only natural to take the next step to kitting out brides...
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16 Nov

Meet CL, the Next Big Pop Supernova and the World’s “Baddest Female”

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When Karl Lagerfeld and Jeremy Scott agree on a trendsetter, fashion takes note. The latest beauty who’s turning their heads? Lee Chae-rin, aka CL, from the Korean pop supergroup 2NE1. Where other girl groups (Korean and otherwise) offered sweetness and light, 2NE1 (along with fellow fashion-conscious pop star G-Dragon and his group, Big Bang) focused on swagger, and in the process helped to usher in K-Pop’s hip-hop wave. A rapper, singer, and songwriter, CL served as both 2NE1’s most prominent member and the embodiment of its edgy, genre-defying image until signing with Scooter Braun—the driving force behind acts like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande—and breaking out as a solo act. Dubbed “The Baddest Female” by fans after the title of her...
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16 Nov

Movado Debuts A Smartwatch That Actually Looks Like A Watch

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Goodbye mini wrist computers! When you think of smart watches, the image of a bulky mini computer sitting on your wrist comes to mind. While the novelty in the tech functions of those gizmos can't be denied, you have to admit it would be tough to fit seamlessly into your wardrobe. But the watch company Movado just solved that problem with two brand new wearable tech collaborations. The first collection in collaboration with Fullpower/MMT is the Android and iOS-friendly Movado Motion. There are six watches including variations of the Bellina for women and the Museum Sport for men–all combine the beauty of Swiss craftmanship with app-paired features like activity and steps tracking, sleep monitoring, and coaching with "get-active" alerts. You'd never guess the classic designs were hiding powerful technology inside them. MOVADO BELLINA MOTION WATCH...
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16 Nov

How To Win a Party, By Beyonce And Blue Ivy

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Yesterday evening, former-most-followed Instagrammer Beyoncé posted a series of images from a wedding she attended. They were caption-less—typical Bey style—but presumably her way of teaching her 51.1 million followers how to be the best most Beyoncé party guest you can be: 1. Take a car selfie to alert your followers that you are arriving somewhere fancy. Beyoncé(@beyonce)님이 게시한 사진님, 2015 11월 15 오후 6:12 PST Note the use of the fish gape, not duck face. Bey knows her poses.   2. Make a guest (or your husband, Jay Z) take a shot of you working the room to unveil your outfit.  Beyoncé(@beyonce)님이 게시한 사진님, 2015 11월 15 오후 6:12 PST Do not look at the camera because this is effortless perfection—and in this case, Bey doing her best Kate Middleton. The singer twinned with...
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