The Fall Shoe Trend We're Stealing From the Boys

You love boyfriend jeans, now try masculine oxfords and brogues

X Out Wrinkles, Puffiness and Dark Circles Fast

The latest eye treatment products will make you toss your eye cream

How to Wear Summer's Hottest Trends at Work

With resort-wear that works 9-to-5, not-too-short shorts and just-the-right-height heels, you can look chic at work without alerting HR

5 Amazing Beauty Vending Machines

These airport beauty vending machines offer your travel-sized favorites for breezing through security and primping mid-flight

Love It or Hate It: Birkenstocks Are Back

The words "fashionable" and "comfortable" don't often go together when it comes to the latest trends. But this season, celebrities, fashion bloggers and designers alike are hitting the streets (and the runways) in a '90s (and '70s) throwback -- Birkenstocks. And whether you're on board with the whole "normcore" trend or not, everyone can agree these slide-on sandals make appearing trendy pretty effortless.   read more

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Wearable Technology: How Hi-Tech Manicures May Soon Help You Get Things Done

If you think the nail art trend is going away I have some bad news for ya. It's here to stay -- and, if forward-thinking M.F.A. candidates Jenny Rodenhouse and Kristina Ortega have anything to say about it, it's here to stay in a big and very important way.   read more

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The Gwynsanity Continues, a Soda Tax Looms Large and More Top Stories...

• Gwyneth Paltrow is at it again. The newly single GOOP, who's now famous for having coined the phrase "conscious uncoupling" because, you know dahling, "splitting up" was just way too pedantic, has now come forward and said that "negative feelings change the structure of water."   read more

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7 Best Dove Beauty Products

Dove's unprecedented Campaign for Real Beauty celebrates bodies of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. It employs plus-size models, women of different races and those with wrinkles and sun spots to inspire us real women to feel more comfortable in our own skin -- so to speak. Dove continually creates memorable, groundbreaking (and at times controversial) ads and commercials; they make pro-age beauty products instead of anti-aging ones; and now, with their "Movement for Self-Esteem", they're trying to reach a younger generation by helping instill confidence in adolescent girls. However, 13- to 93-year-old women can resonate with this poignant slogan for the movement: "Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety."   See products

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7 Beauty Related Lawsuits You Have to Read to Believe

Compared to any given episode of "The Real Housewives," beauty products seem relatively drama-free. So when lawsuits arise, hair extensions and foundation are probably the last things that come to mind. But you'd be surprised to find seemingly harmless things like lipstick and shampoo can land beauty brands and celebrities smack dab in the middle of high-profile litigation. Click ahead to see how these beauty treatments and hair products landed someone in hot water.   read more

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The Most Hazardous Part of Your Summer Wardrobe Will Shock You

Flip-flops (also called zōri, thongs, jandals, pluggers, go-aheads, slappies, slides, step-ins, chankla or a variety of other names throughout the world) are a type of open-toed sandal typically worn in casual situations, such as outside or at the beach. They consist of a flat sole held loosely on the foot by a Y-shaped strap that passes between the first and second toes and around either side of the foot.   read more

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Salon & Spa Tipping: You're Probably Doing It All Wrong

It seems simple enough: A standard tip is about 15 to 20 percent of the bill, which isn't too hard to calculate. But over the years, the rules of salon and spa tipping have become complicated. What do you do, for example, when one person washes your hair and someone else cuts it (God forbid a third person does your blowout)? What about facials at medical spas -- since when do you tip a physician? And does the old rule of not tipping the salon owner still stand?   read more

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The Best Nail Polish (by Far) is Only $2

A $2 nail polish was found to be more long lasting and better than all of the high end polishes out there, according to a recent Consumer Reports test. The winning polish is manufactured by a company called Sinful Colors -- ever heard of it? Neither had we until this study came out. Testers found that the lacquer took somewhat longer to dry than other brands but that it looked better and laster longer than high end polishes like CND, Revlon and even Chanel (which costs a whopping $27 a bottle) over time.   read more

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Mindy Kaling Conquers Summer With a New Cut

• Mindy Kaling debuted a pretty long bob on Instagram this week, with the summer-appropriate comment, "See ya sweaty neck, I got work to do." That sounds pretty appealing right about now. [People Stylewatch]   read more

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Bottom Line: Does Getting a Gel Manicure Increase Your Cancer Risk?

Providing chip-free, smudge-less, quick-drying polished nails that last up to 3 weeks, the gel manicure is much more than just some other up-sell tactic dreamed up by your nickel and dime-ing salon. ("You want 5 minutes more massage?")   read more

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