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Home Style: OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington®
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You know that much-loved OPI color you beg your manicurist to keep in stock? Now you can surround yourself in your favorite color with OPI paint for the home.   Ace Hardware and OPI have teamed up to make OPI's most popular colors available for the home with an exclusive color palette by... Read More...

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Karl Lagerfeld x Barbie
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Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld to design his own Barbie... Just when you thought Barbie couldn't get any more fabulous, Mattel Inc. has decided to team up with iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld to create a limited edition “Barbie Lagerfeld” doll. Though no official release date has been announced, the doll is... Read More...

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Marriage Equality From Another View
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We know that the current fight for marriage equality is not the first in America. Loving v. Virginia—the case of Mr. and Mrs. Loving, whose marriage in 1958 violated Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924 prohibiting marriage between people classified as "white" and people classified as "colored"—led to the Lovings being... Read More...

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Faith and Fashion: DKNY Ramadan Collection
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Ultra-chic and only available in stores in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates, DKNY’s new line is dedicated to Muslims who observe Ramadan. For those who may not know, Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and is a very sacred time during... Read More...

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Seattle's New Minimum Wage: An Experiment in Danger of Sabotage
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In case you haven’t heard, the City of Seattle decided to take the plunge while governments at so many other levels were debating and bickering, and raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour. They officially decided to be America’s guinea pig, by a unanimous vote of the city council,... Read More...

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Summer Color Trend: Neon
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Go bold or go home. What would summer be without bright, eye-catching threads? There are many ways to wear neon or incorporate it into your outfit. Neon is the equivalent of putting a giant exclamation mark at the end of anything you say, so the key is to keep it simple. Here... Read More...

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UR Book Club: Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
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Louise O’Neill’s debut young adult novel, Only Ever Yours, showcases the deeply intimate and troubling fight for perfection in an anatomically manipulated setting. O'Neill's characters struggle with coming to terms with a forced lack of personal identity. They are created to be perfect and pitted against each other through weight scales... Read More...

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We Are the Champions: Recap of the 2014 ESPY Awards
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ESPN's ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles and while it was a night to celebrate the best in sports, no one can deny that Drake and his comedic prowess also won as host of the show. The actor-turned-rapper/R&B dude proved that if the rapping and singing thing... Read More...

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Don’t Put a Cork in It: Wine in Nontraditional Packaging
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Comedian Kathy Griffin famously jokes about her mother’s habit of “tipping it” or drinking wine out of a box. Griffin has told audiences that her mom pours boxed wine into a bottle to impress guests—a practice that Griffin gleefully mocks her for. (Griffin is known for her ball busting, so... Read More...

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UR Book Club: A Critique of #GIRLBOSS
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It’s hard to deny that Nasty Gal has revolutionized the world of popular fashion since first hitting the scene in 2006. Like millions of other shoppers, I developed a minor addiction to the brand's edgy silhouettes, irreverent hemlines, and weird-hot style at the expense of my bank account. So when... Read More...

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UR Mixology: Ginger Whiskey Refresher
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Here’s a sexy and sophisticated drink for those who like to sip on something they can feel in their bones. Yes, this is a stiff one but you won’t regret it! Whiskey Ginger Ingredients 1 oz whiskey of choice 2 tablespoons ginger syrup (or to taste, recipe below) Cold sparkling water, to taste Lime wedge (optional) Directions Shake... Read More...

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Adidas x Marina Abramović for FIFA
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Marina Abramović and Adidas recreate 1978 "Work Relation" performance for the 2014 World Cup Adidas has teamed up with performance art icon Marina Abramović for a collaborative film project celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The three-minute film captures the first ever re-staging of Abramović's iconic 1970s performance "Work Relation" which focuses on commitment,... Read More...

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Suitsupply Turning Up The Heat With Summer Trunks
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With summer really starting to turn up, it's about time to start hitting the beach with some brews and a few friends. Before you do, take a look at these new releases from Suitsupply. The brand hit the scene with three graphic print swim trunk styles to keep you looking... Read More...

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Travel at Any Stage of the Relationship
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When we meet someone we like, we kind of want to do things with them. We go on dates, we socialize and we may even get a chance to get horizontal with them. And depending on your level of adoration as well as finances, you're most likely going to travel... Read More...

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Ruggedly Groomed: Honey Remedy for Whiteheads
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Guys, we know you care about your skin too. Before you raid your girlfriend's stash of products, head to the kitchen (or the bedroom) and grab some honey. If you’re having problems with whiteheads like I am, something as simple as applying honey to it can make these summer times a... Read More...

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The Burden of the American Soccer Fan
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In 2009 I was a sophomore at The Evergreen State College when something amazing happened to me. I had grown up my entire life shunning sports, from my high school to the professional leagues (I was, however, lead clarinet in the pep band…ladies). I was put through the uniquely American test... Read More...

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Dreams and Nightmares: Rapper Meek Mill Sentenced to 3-6 Months in Jail
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Philly rapper Meek Mill will have to spend the next three to six months locked up. According to Common Pleas Judge Genece E. Brinkley, Mill—real name Robert Williams—violated the terms of his probation including failing to get permission to perform at out-of-town concerts and failing to provide his probation officer... Read More...

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Homecoming: LeBron James Returns to Cleveland
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LeBron James has decided to take his talent back to his home court. James made the announcement through an exclusive first-person essay with SI.com on July 11 that he would be returning to Cleveland to once again be a Cavalier. "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball," James told... Read More...

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Shoe Craze: TOMS Are My 2014 Summer Shoe
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I'm always on the move and looking for dope kicks to add to my collection. In my search, I've come to the realization that more guys should be wearing TOMS. Disclaimer: Now, I'm not saying TOMS are not popular or being worn on the street; I'm just saying that in my... Read More...

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Sunscreen and the City
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Whether you're a beach bum or conquering the concrete jungle, you should be wearing sunscreen... Beauty companies are hip to the fact that they shouldn't sell sunscreen to beach-goers only. Sun protection is needed everywhere, as it is necessary for protecting the face and decreasing hyperpigmentation from worsening, especially when trying... Read More...

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Master The Cat Eye: Winged Eye Makeup for Every Eye Shape!
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The best weapon one can have in achieving an old-Hollywood, bombshell look is the timeless cat eye. Classic buxom beauties like Bridget Bardot, Eartha Kitt, Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge truly embodied the essence of what it meant to be a bombshell, and with the right resources, so can you. The... Read More...

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DIY with Francesca: Homemade Vitamin Water
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Boost your energy and save your money with these easy DIY vitamin water ideas. Let’s break it down so you can feel comfortable and confident working up your own recipes. And when in doubt, add cucumber! 1.  Select a container. Mason jars are all the rage right now and darling décor... Read More...

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2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Orange is the New Black' and 'Breaking Bad' Lead the Pack
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The nominations for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced and it looks like Breaking Bad and Orange is the New Black are running things. See the list of nominees below...   Comedy Outstanding Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" "Louie" "Modern Family" "Orange is the New Black" "Silicon Valley" "Veep" Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lena Dunham, "Girls" Edie Falco, "Nurse... Read More...

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UR Beauty Bag: Our Beauty Editor's Beauty Bag Gets Downsized
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To match the carefree and easy-breezy attitude the summer season brings, my beauty bag is extra lightweight. Here are the products I've stocked in my summertime beauty bag. Use this as a guide to downsize as well.   Face BB cream with sunscreen is a must to protect my skin. In addition to sun... Read More...

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