There's no doubt that culinary culture is having a moment. Expanding your foodie knowledge will make those steep prices at no-reservation hotspots worth the hours-long waits. Avoid menu mishaps by familiarizing yourself with these commonly misunderstood food items.Read More »from 10 Food Terms to Know NOW (PHOTOS)
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The fall fashion piece, courtesy of your favorite feline pet. By Nausheen Shah.
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- Marie Claire | Beauty – Wed, Nov 6, 2013 2:55 PM ESTMarilyn Monroe and Chanel No. 5
No doubt you've heard Marilyn Monroe's famous quote "I only wear Chanel No. 5 to bed," but did you know it was Marie Claire that first revealed it? A recent discovery from Chanel's archives has produced a never-before-heard sound clip of Marie Claire editor-in-chief Georges Belmont interviewing Monroe in 1960 for her film "Let's Make Love," whereupon she revealed that all she wears to bed is Chanel No. 5! Thank goodness for journalism, huh?
The incredible sound clip narrates Chanel's new TV ad for Chanel No.5, along with the stunning images shown here. Featuring beautiful footage of Monroe walking into a premiere, dancing, and on vacation, her breathless voice is heard saying, "You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: "What do you wear to bed? A pajama top? The bottoms of the pajamas? A nightgown?" So I said, 'CHANEL N°5,' because it's the truth… And yet, I don't want to say 'nude.' But it's the truth!"Read More »from Which Magazine Revealed Marilyn Monroe's Obsession with Chanel?
Hey, we fully support you if you want a new hairdo! But these looks? Let's keep them in the past.
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- Marie Claire | Team Mom – Fri, Nov 1, 2013 6:44 PM EDT
With cold and flu season kicking into high gear, people everywhere are looking for ways to cut down on exposure to germs. Flu shots, green juices and herbal teas are a few methods, but sometimes the greatest thing you can do is to avoid particularly germy places during the fall and winter months. By Lane Miller
1. Makeup Counter Testers
It might be imperative to selecting the right shade, but avoiding makeup counter testers could have a significant impact on the amount of germs you pick up this winter season. An undercover test conducted by "Good Morning America" found that one out of every five samples tested from 10 stores across two states showed significant growth of mold, yeast or fecal matter. Better to be safe than sorry: buy and try the makeup at home or try and limit the number of items you test in the store.
2. Soap Dispensers
It seems odd, but studies have shown that even soap can harbor bacteria, and dispensers are no better. After being touched constantlyRead More »from 9 Germiest Things to Avoid This Flu and Cold Season
Turns out that less is more even when it comes to getting in the mood. According to a study in the Daily Mail, simple changes, including fresh bed sheets, can serve as major turn-ons, particularly for women. The study also showed that curious activities like men cleaning the house and women going out with work friends also made the list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, another top turn on factor for women was losing weight.
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For men, a night out with the guys, a hot bath, and winning a sum of money also topped the list. Though one might not associate such activities with inspiring foreplay, factors in feeling frisky are embedded in our instincts. As such, winning at something can spike adrenaline and lead to feeling more aroused. "Winning causes our brain to flood with excitatory neurotransmitters which are also released during sex, so it feels more intense," said psychologist Tracey Cox in an interview with the Daily Mail.
There's no denying it-sometimes that busy weekend shows up on your face first thing Monday morning. Since no one likes to slump-walk into the office looking exhausted, we've rounded up a few beauty picks and tricks that will keep you looking well-rested and alert so you start the week off right.Clarins
1. Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm, $45; sephora.com: This skincare product will tighten your pores and make your skin look more luminous.
2. Garnier Fructis Anti-Eye Puff Roller, $12.99; ulta.com: Say goodbye to dark circles and puffy eyelids.
3. Mary Kay Facial Highlighting Pen, $18; marykay.com: Lift the shadows that look especially dark with a highlighting pen that will make your skin look brighter.
4. Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil, $4.29; walgreens.com: Adding a touch of white eye liner to the inner corners of your eyes will brighten up your entire face.
MakeupAccording to a recent study featured in the Daily Mail, women wait an average of four weeks before going makeup-free in new relationships. Even more, most respondents said they feel their respective partners wouldn't find them as attractive au naturel. Some even admitted to getting up early to put on makeup before seeing their mate. Besides reminding us of one of our favorite Bridesmaids scenes, the findings left us wondering-do men even notice when women bare it all? We asked MarieClaire.com's dating guru, Lodro Rinzler, to weigh in on the topic:
"First off, if a woman spends the night within those four weeks, I'd like to think she would take off her makeup at some point," he said. "Guys don't talk about whether women feel comfortable enough to remove their makeup; we talk about how beautiful they are in the morning. The naturally disheveled look is the sexiest, in my opinion."Read More »from Do Men Care If Women Wear Makeup?
- Marie Claire | Fashion – Mon, Oct 21, 2013 3:15 PM EDT
Festive Halloween IdeasWe totally get it: You either don't have time or simply don't want to wear costumes every year on Oct. 31, but there's no need to be a party-pooper, too. We compiled eight different ways you can look festive without having to transform yourself into the all-too-typical sleazy professional or ironic pun outfits.Read More »from Not Dressing Up for Halloween? 8 Other Ways to Look Festive
1. Superhero t-shirt: Thanks to pop culture, superheroes are more popular then ever which has resulted in countless t-shirt options. Throw on your favorite superhero tee with whatever makes you comfortable (we vote jeans), and you've got yourself a cute costumes-que outfit.
2. Cat-eye eyeliner: This makeup look is trendy-yet-bold option, allowing you leeway for it to be considered festive. Go as dramatic or as safe as you want to give yourself a stand-out look for the evening.
3. Bring out the ugly holiday sweater: We all know that ugly sweater parties are just huge around Christmas time, so why not throw it on a few months early? Go ahead - tap into your inner Grandma and
Your next job will likely come by way of a contact, so you better start mingling. Here, former banking exec Sallie Krawcheck, who owns 85 Broads, a global network for professional women, reveals how to schmooze your way to the top.
1. Think broad, not deep.
"Women tend to fall into the 'best friend syndrome.' We invest deeply in our friendships and conflate casual relationships with shallow ones. But your acquaintances play a crucial role in your career. Someone you see only twice a year may know about opportunities you haven't heard about."
2. Cast a wider net.
Networking within your profession won't take you very far. "You're aiming for reach-friends, classmates, neighbors. Plant a lot of seeds."
3. Don't make it all about you.Read More »from 7 Secrets of Power Networking
People approach career opportunities the way they do social ones: Nobody wants to hang out with, let alone help, someone who is overtly self-serving. "At the end of the day, what we're talking about is being sociable."