What It's Really Like For Real Women to Shop At Designer Stores

For most of us, designer stores are prohibitively expensive. But that's not the only problem with them -- many high end designers don't even stock our size. Writer Claudia Connell wanted to find out what it would be like to shop in a bunch of fancy designer boutiques as a size 14 woman, so she headed to Alexander McQueen, Gucci, YSL, Chanel, and others, to see how sales staff would handle her size, and her specific requests. RELATED: 5 Simple Tips To Help You Stress Less   read more


February 17, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  5 COMMENTS
Lupita Nyong'o Shines At The BAFTAs

• Would that we all could wear a red lip like Lupita Nyong'o did to the BAFTA's Sunday night. Is this an excuse to post yet another gorgeous pic of the 12 Years A Slave actress (in Dior, no less)? Well, sure, maybe. Why? YOU MAD? Ps: We also loved Brangelina's matching tux situation. [Styleite]   read more


February 17, 2014  |   5:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Couples Are Now Going Under The Knife -- Together

Happy Valentine's Day! Have you considered that you and your significant other are perhaps not the very picture of physical perfection? Luckily, a new trend in plastic surgery could help fix that. Couples plastic surgery is on the rise.   read more


February 14, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT
The Secret To Beyonce's Super Slim Figure

• We all agree Beyonce is some kind of superhuman, right? So what's the secret to her insanely fit figure? According to her trainer and nutritionist Marco Borges, her super slim form is due to taking a 22-day diet challenge, which also, coincidentally, the name of his company. Ha, ha, see how he did that? Yes, Beyonce's body is all because she eschewed meat and dairy for three weeks back in December. Riiiiight [Blisstree]   read more


February 14, 2014  |   5:02 AM  |  COMMENT
For Teens, Fear Of Aging Motivates Sunscreen Use

Looking "old" is worse than getting cancer, according to new study   read more


February 13, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT
How Double Dates Keep Relationships Healthy

• Double dates may be more effective at keeping the passion going in a relationship than a solo date. A new study from doctoral student Keith Welker at Wayne State University found that sharing your relationship details with another couple (ahem, not like that) can help reignite the spark with your own partner. [Medical News Today]   read more


February 13, 2014  |   5:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Lorde's Dipped Fingertips Make It to the Runway

Remember when Lorde performed at the Grammys and did that perfect Goth girl sway dance, dressed in black with black dyed fingertips? Yeah, that was pretty divine. Well now a few designers at New York Fashion Week are biting her style, in the best way possible.   read more


February 12, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Grace Coddington All But Confirms a Kim Kardashian Vogue Cover

• Grace Coddington was rather demure when asked about whether Kim Kardashian was being shot for the cover of Vogue, as only she can be. "Gosh, I don't know. What can I say?" she told Pret-a-Reporter. "I don't do covers anyway, so I wouldn't know what they have picked out." We'll take that as a yes. [Hollywood Reporter]   read more


February 12, 2014  |   5:02 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Finally, Stock Photos That Look Like Real Women

They bombard us at every turn; The bewildered-yet-perfectly coiffed mom up to her eyeballs in laundry. The mother with a baby strapped to her back, a cell phone glued to her ear and a laptop open on a messy kitchen counter. The June Cleaver-y wife/mom setting the perfect breakfast down in front of her perfect kids as her perfect husband, briefcase in hand, leaves for work.   read more


February 11, 2014  |   8:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Aspirin Reduces the Risk of Ovarian Cancer: Study

Aspirin reduces fevers and cures your headaches, and it may also help reduce your risk of ovarian cancer. A new study from the National Institutes of Health published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that taking a low dose of aspirin daily could reduce your risk for ovarian cancer by as much as 20 percent.   read more


February 11, 2014  |   6:02 AM  |  COMMENT

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