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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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14 Best Color Protecting Shampoos

Want your money to wash down the drain right along with your freshly done, beautiful hair color? We thought not. It makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must. Typically, your hairstylist will suggest that you use a color-safe shampoo and conditioner after you get all-over color or highlights to maintain the hue and prevent fading color. However, they might also try to sucker you into buying hair care products that are too pricey -- and ones you're not sure you'll even like.   See products

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Bangs Regret? 14 Styles to Get Fringe Off Your Face

I blame Zooey Deschanel for the moment I walked into the hair salon and proclaimed I wanted blunt cut bangs just like the actress. Sure they were cute and trendy for all of 20 minutes, but then came about three years of growing out those bangs and zero knowledge of how I could style them during that awkward growing-out phase (This was pre-Pinterest mind you). Thus, I'm not going to let any of our readers suffer through growing out bangs like I did. These quick and easy hairstyles get those bangs out of your face and out of your eyes. Whether you're looking for an updo, down 'do, casual style or hairdo for an evening out, there's an easy hairstyle for anyone growing out her bangs. Remember, this too shall pass.   read more

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Sad But True: We're Treated Differently When We Have On Makeup

"The first time he saw me without makeup, my boyfriend asked me if I was sick," Britton Parker, a blogger for MyDaily, writes of a secret experiment she recently conducted.   read more

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Adding More Exercise Could Help Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk

Exercising and eating right are both important parts of living well. But if you're concerned about reducing your risk of breast cancer, you should probably put in your time at the gym.   read more

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Tom Ford Thinks Models Aren't People

• Designer Tom Ford thinks that a model is no longer a person when she's in front of the camera. Instead, "she becomes an image." Ford also believes we shouldn't get so freaked out about Photoshop because it's been around forever. "I don't think things are so retouched today. But why wouldn't people expect pictures to be altered? [Fashion advertising] is not about the models, it's about the image. She's no longer a person; she's an image. The way we talk -- 'she has no neck; her legs are stumps' -- of course she has a neck. But the image isn't an image of real person. It's an idealised image," he said. Gee thanks, Tom. [Business Insider]   read more

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A New Diagnostic Test for Alzheimer's is More than a Wee Bit Nutty

Forget the fabled Skippy vs. Jif vs. Peter Pan peanut butter wars. When it comes to a new way to diagnose patients who may potentially have Alzheimer's, brand is of zero import -- here, the peanuts themselves do the talking.   read more

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Your City is Giving You Wrinkles

I think about pollution every day. I really think about it when I run outside (which I do three or four mornings a week). Next to a highway. In Manhattan. While I'm diligent about applying an antioxidant serum and sunscreen before I run (even if it's cloudy in the middle of February), according to a recent study published in the "Journal of Investigative Dermatology," that's not enough. Pollution is giving me wrinkles.   read more

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