Stories by Melissa Muller

Serena Williams Comes Clean About Her Diet Dilemmas

Serena Williams is a fitness pro, but that doesn't mean she always sticks to a strict diet. The tennis champ admits that she sometimes has a hard time eating healthy.   read more


April 18, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Jourdan Dunn Named the New Face of Maybelline

• Gorgeous model Jourdan Dunn was named the newest spokesmodel of Maybelline New York. Mazel tov! [Glamour]   read more


April 18, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Korea's Plastic Surgery Industry Has Created a Passport Problem

Korea's obsession with plastic surgery is well-documented. But here's something we hadn't thought of: What if your plastic surgery is so good, that it makes you unrecognizable? And what if that makes it impossible for you to actually get into your home country?   read more


April 17, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Lorde Does Not Suffer Photoshopping Fools

• When will the world learn? Lorde hates it when you mess with her face, so stop doing that. The 17-year-old wunderkind called out yet another magazine for Photoshopping her a bit too far. She took to Twitter to say that she's pretty sure she's got a new nose in the shot.   read more


April 17, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Wanna Lose Weight? Head To The Equator

Wanna lose some weight? We've got a simple trick. Just get on a plane and head for the equator. You'll find that you've dropped a small bit of weight by the time you step on a scale.   read more


April 16, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Does Kate Upton Not-So-Secretly Hate Her Boobs?

• In a quote that sounds suspiciously un-Kate Upton-like, the Sports Illustrated model supposedly said that she wishes she had smaller boobs. "I wish I had smaller boobs every day of my life as I would love to wear spaghetti top braless or go for the smallest bikini design," she allegedly told The Sun. "I'm like, 'Oh, man, it would be so much easier,' especially if people didn't constantly bring them up." [Marie Claire]   read more


April 16, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
How Your Brain Tricks Your Hormones Into Feeling Full

It's not just what we eat, but what we think we're eating that matters. At least according to new anecdotal research from Alia Crum, a clinical psychologist at Columbia Business School in New York.   read more


April 15, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Bindis Are The Cultural Appropriation Du Jour At Coachella

• Oh geez. First there was the ubiquitous Coachella native headdress. And now the cultural appropriation du jour is apparently the bindi. Vanessa Hudgens, Sarah Hyland, and a slew of other celebs were spotted wearing them at the music festival over the weekend. Why is the bindi bad (to wear to a music festival if you're not an Indian person)? "The bindi on the forehead is an ancient tradition in Hinduism and has religious significance. It is also sometimes referred to as the third eye and the flame, and it is an auspicious religious and spiritual symbol ... It is not meant to be thrown around loosely for seductive effects or as a fashion accessory aiming at mercantile greed." Got it? [The Gloss]   read more


April 15, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
This Is What Real Natural Beauty Looks Like

Are there boundaries to how we like our "natural beauty"? It seems everywhere you go, there are ads touting the idea that women should embrace their natural charms. But is there a limit to all that naturalness? What about armpit hair? Photographer Ben Hopper's photo series "Natural Beauty" attempts to find out.   read more


April 14, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Alexander Wang Announces Collaboration With H&M

• Set your Swatches: Alexander Wang is launching a collaboration with H&M. The Balenciaga designer's collection is set to drop November 6. We. Can't. Wait. [WWD]   read more


April 14, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
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