By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29
.Ever wonder how much your identity is wrapped up in your hair color? Whether you're a blonde for life or love rocking your red, the shade of your locks can affect your mood and how others perceive you - and not necessarily in the ways that you think.
Do blondes have more fun? Well, maybe - but they may also be a little bit more neurotic than their darker-haired sisters. According to Dana Ionato, hair colorist at Sally Hershberger Downtown, blondes attract more attention simply because their hair is more naturally eye-catching. "Blonde hair is lighter, so when women have light hair and they walk into a room, people are going to look at them." The problem is, blondes can get more used to that attention than they realize - and blondes may miss that attention if they decide to try lowlights. Says Ionato, "Women with blonde hair that go darker may experience a bit of an identity crisis, because they don't feel that they stand out as much. They miss that
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As they say, if you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen - but Jasper's bar is getting pretty hot and heavy, too! That's why we tapped the resto's mixologist Kevin Diedrich to show us three fiery concoctions that will have you really feeling the burn.
From a smoky jalapeño libation to a chipotle infused cocktail, these four lava-like mixtures will put your palette to the ultimate test. And, despite the heated affects they create, crafting the drinks will be no sweat with these tips. Learn how to shake and stir each buzz-inducing beverage after the jump, and keep an extinguisher nearby - just in case!
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For the uninitiated, a typical D.C. summer can be brutal - consider it a sweaty exercise of dry cleaning and face-blotting. But, we do look forward to one part: scoping out the best new beauty products to stay looking cool despite the heat.
This time, we've collected stellar sunscreens, lip butters, facial serums, and hair refreshers to keep you fresh and cool as a cucumber - even when "sun-dried tomato" feels more accurate.
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According to WWD, there is one thing that traditional shopping has over online purchasing. And that's instant gratification - the ability to find, pay for, and take your item home right away (or wear out of the store, if it's that good). But as reported today, that advantage may not count any more with the increase of same-day delivery options at major shopping sites, including Wal-Mart, Nordstrom, and Amazon.
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While these e-retailers are only testing these models at the moment, it's exciting to think that you could order an item in the morning and be able to wear it, fresh out of the box, that night. Of course, there are a few hiccups in this shopping model. As Matthew Nemer, Wells Fargo retail analyst, told WWD, "The only way to make the same-day delivery model work is if there's a store. If you pick up from the retail store, it's always going to be closer to home." And, clearly, for those who do not live in
- Refinery29 | Healthy Living – Mon, May 20, 2013 4:02 PM EDT
By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29
Hopefully, by now, it's pretty common knowledge that the importance of nutrition labels goes way beyond just calories. You should be checking the sodium, the ingredients, the sugar - and above all, the serving size.
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What you see might shock you, and even those who consider themselves familiar with healthy portion controlmight be surprised by this Buzzfeed video demonstrating the actual recommended serving sizes of your favorite junk foods. But mainly, we feel bad for that mozzarella stick. Poor little guy, all alone! Maybe he can be friends with that measly pile of Doritos?
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There was a time when Rihanna seemed to be buddy-buddy with U.K. retailer Topshop, but at the moment, the friendship has been put on ice. The singer is currently suing the brand for using a picture of her face on a T-shirt without her consent. However, as WWD claims today, the lawsuit is a bit more tricky than meets the face eye. The fashion outlet reports that unlike the U.S., "there is no right of personality" in the U.K., meaning that Topshop's use of Rihanna's photo is fair game - as long as the company purchased it, of course.
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RiRi does not quite see it the same way, as using a celebrity's image does suggest an endorsement by association. Which may or may not be okay, but, hey, you should ask first. The suit will be officially addressed at Her Majesty's High Court of Justice this summer, where a decision will need to be made as to whether Rihanna has the right to know where her celebrity is
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.Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician and the founder of Eleven Eleven in NYC. In his monthly column for R29, he talks about the latest health and wellness news; his favorite stay-healthy tips and tricks; plus answers your questions on how to be your healthiest, best self, every day.
There's a myth that has been permeating our society for decades - that fat makes you fat. The concept is outdated and simply not true. It's the sugar, gluten, and chemicals in our food that are the real culprits. Don't assume that low-fat foods are going to help with weight loss - they are often higher in sugar and other chemicals that actually cause you to put on weight. Fats are not only essential for almost every aspect of health, but they can actually aid in weight loss.
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Good fats are necessary for a strong immune system, absorbing vitamins and nutrients, and healthy cell function in
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By Hayden Manders, Refinery29Read More »from American Apparel's Definition of Unisex is Anything but Equal
.Controversy and American Apparel go hand-in-hand - and this time, the L.A.-based company is receiving flack for its "honkingly sexist" ads, as one Twitter user put it. In visuals for a Unisex Flannel Button-Up, the controversy surrounds the definition of the word "unisex," and we have to agree on this one. They've photographed women either sans pants or a barely-there g-string, wearing the flannel strategically unbuttoned and open to cover their breasts, whereas the men are photographed fully clothed. Something's a little off here, no?
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By Kevin Aeh, Refinery29
Swimsuit season is right around the corner, which means the countdown to get the bikini bod is on. Of course, the combo of a healthy diet and exercise is the best way to go, but that knowledge wasn't always common back in the day - which is why we have such a long and storied history of completely bonkers fad diets.
Looking back at these eating regimens through the ages, we were struck by one indelible fact: People have done some really crazy stuff in the name of weight loss. How crazy? Well, there was a diet consisting completely of cabbage soup (bet those participants smelled quite fragrant), and don't even get us started on the cigarette diet.
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By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29Read More »from How to Tell If Your Mole Could Be Cancerous
We know, we know: Moles are not the sexiest of beauty topics. Personally, there's nothing we love more than a chick rocking her spots with pride. But, as beautiful as those marks are, they can also be the canary in the coal mine for skin cancer, a sort of skin S.O.S., if you will. "Unlike cancers that are internal and can evade detection, melanoma is on your skin and making itself known to you," says Dr. Julie Karen, an NYC-dermatologist and spokesperson for the Skin Care Foundation.
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So, how do you tell a run-of-the-mill mole from a potentially fatal one? Head back to grammar school and study up on your skin cancer ABCDEs, says Dr. Karen. A is for asymmetry, meaning a mole that has mismatched sides. B is for borders, which is anything with a jagged or scalloped edge. C stands for color - not light or dark, but multiple colors represented in one mole. D, which stand for diameter is a little trickier, as Dr. Karen