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The great thing about the Emmy Awards is that most viewers have actually seen the shows that are up for awards, but that makes for some contentious debates: who was nominated, who was overlooked, who's coasting on their laurels, and who deserves a win. Most of this year's nominations were fairly predictable, but in the major categories, there were some glaring errors-at least we think so, anyway. Check out our predictions of who will take home a pointy statue and let us know if you agree.
Stars aren't the only ones who could win come Sunday, September 18. The DivineCaroline team will be watching the red carpet and awards while live-chatting with our Facebook friends about the glitz, the glamour, and-of course-the gowns. Join the conversation on our Facebook page starting at 2 p.m. PST and you'll be entered for a chance to win a cool prize!
Lead Actor in a Drama
The nominees: Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire, Michael C. Hall in Dexter, Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights, Hugh
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- DivineCaroline | Work + Money – Thu, Sep 15, 2011 1:05 AM EDT
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Read More »from Are You Overspending on These 11 Beauty Products?
Worldwide, women spend between $45 and $66 billion per year on cosmetics. In America, we're on the hook for about $12,000 each. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful, but some of that money we're shelling out is going toward products we don't even need. Are you overspending on any of these items? If so, your wallet wants you to downgrade to the equally-effective cheaper versions-or just eliminate them entirely.
Toner Toner, swiped on after washing your face and before moisturizing, allegedly helps to cleanse skin and shrink pores, but according to Dr. Jeffrey Dover, associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, you do not need to use toner unless you have abnormally oily skin. Toner just takes more time and eats more money, not to mention the fact that that the very idea of "shrinking" your pores is a mere myth.
Shaving Cream Shaving cream is used to prevent razor burn and provide lubrication when shaving, but there are other methods that get you
Say it ain't so! From the looks of Fashion Week, it's safe to say that come spring 2012, we'll be putting away our favorite jewel-toned and glitter-infused polishes (sniff, sniff) in favor of soft neutrals. But spring's nail trends will still include snazzy pops of color in hot pink, orange, and red. Check out a few of the looks that OPI and co-founder Suzi Weiss-Fleischmann created for Fashion Week.
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Some days, that late-afternoon slump hits a little earlier than usual and it's all you can do to keep your eyes open and your head from hitting the desk before lunch. Off-kilter circadian rhythms could be to blame, but more likely, it's the little things you and everyone else do throughout the morning that lead to day-long fatigue.Read More »from 6 Culprits of Workday Fatigue
Hitting the snooze button multiple times
If you set the alarm a few minutes earlier than you need to wake up so that you can hit the snooze button at least once before having to rouse yourself, you're also setting yourself up for a day of yawning and battling heavy eyelids. Hitting the snooze button might ensure five extra minutes of sleep in the morning, but the sleep itself will be poor, because that's not enough time for your body to reach the REM stage. As a result, you'll feel even less rested once you turn off the alarm entirely and drag yourself out of bed, even if you got a good night's sleep otherwise.
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- DivineCaroline | Fashion – Sat, Sep 10, 2011 12:43 AM EDT
We get it...sometimes you don't want to spend beaucoup bucks on cosmetics you will only wear for a season or two (hello, feather extensions!), so we've compiled some of the hottest beauty products of the moment, along with their budget-friendly counterparts. Department store or dollar store, there's no excuse not to look good.
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Thanks to a new guideline issued by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, no toddlers will be walking the runways at New York fashion week this time around. Last week, the council recommended that models produce IDs verifying that they are sixteen or older the day of the show. But before we celebrate the end of the fashion industry's unseemly obsession with youth, let's read the fine print.
The move comes hot off the heels of last season's fashion-week scandal, when CFDA President Diane von Furstenberg got a slap on the wrist for allowing an underage model to walk in her show. Given the context, the guideline appears to be more about enforcing child labor laws than combating the sexualization of young girls or cultivating a healthy beauty standard in the industry. Of course, you can't have one without the other; advocating for labor laws is important, and it's a good start to combating the other exploitative tendencies of the industry. But to target the problem of underage
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Some foods, especially those containing omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan, vitamin D, or B vitamins, don't just please the palate; they stimulate the brain and make us physically happy, too. Unfortunately, what we crave when we're depressed usually isn't flaxseed. Our hankerings are usually in the form of french fries and donuts, foods that comfort us briefly-but make us feel even more sluggish and moody afterward. But if we learn to reach for these mood-boosting foods instead, it's possible to help banish the blues before they even start.
This leafy green is loaded with the B vitamin folate, which has been linked to depression when levels are too low. B vitamins help the brain produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that affects mood and behavior.
Milk products and vitamin-fortified non-dairy products (soy milk, almond milk, etc.) are rich in vitamin D, which can increase serotonin production and has been linked to reducing depression in some people. A 2008
Everyone wants to save money on food, but low cost doesn't have to mean low quality. In fact, some of the most inexpensive items you can buy are the best and healthiest things for you. Eating healthy on the cheap means hanging out on the periphery of the grocery store-the produce, meat, dairy, and bulk grains sections-while avoiding the processed food in the interior aisles. By doing so, your kitchen will be stocked with excellent foods and your wallet will be stocked with extra cash.
High in fiber and complex carbohydrates, oats have been shown to lower cholesterol, and a dollar will buy you more than a week's worth of hearty breakfasts.
You can get about a half dozen of eggs for a dollar, making them one of the cheapest and most versatile sources of protein. They are also a good source of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which may ward off age-related eye problems.
This dark, leafy green is loaded with vitamin C, carotenoids, and
- DivineCaroline | Fashion – Fri, Sep 2, 2011 9:23 PM EDT
The Challenge: Create an avant-garde look inspired by a painting that you produce with a high-school art student. Make it work.
The Drama: Last night the designers were given license to thrill with experimental looks from the furthest corners of their imagination. Turns out, Furthest Corners of the Imagination is not a place all the designers are comfortable spending their time. Some dared to dream, but the Talented Mr. Olivier was all hand-wringing and head-scratching, and in the end he chose to be a spectator from his isle of comfort instead of unleashing his crazy to win the challenge. At least his lifeless, drapey concoction (see below) resulted in Michael Kors coining a catchy term for his flatline aesthetic: valium fashion.
One contestant who was comfortable traveling to Zanytown was Bert. He surprised us not only with his wacky, hot mess of a design (booty-enlarging riding pants with a jumbled heap of pastel, geometrical pincushions sewed on the breast region), but withRead More »from “Project Runway” Recap: Teletubbies Need Clothes, Too
Recently an unmarried couple was sent to jail for cohabiting thanks to an outdated law from the 1800s. But that's not the only law leftover from the United States' puritanical beginnings. Even though the times have changed, some laws have not, evidenced by this brief list of epic prudery still in the law books.Read More »from Puritan Sex Laws That Are Still on the Books
Enjoy a nice snog? Not if you live in Idaho or Iowa. While kissing is lawful, Idaho has a statute against kissing for longer than eighteen minutes. But in Iowa, they'll not tolerate such tongue play for longer than five minutes.
In Dyersburg, Tennessee, it's illegal for a woman to ask a man out on a date. That's right, girls, wait by the phone for him to call you, otherwise you're in violation of the law. But if that wasn't bad enough, consider Georgia, where it's unlawful for two unmarried people to have sex at all.
The Tarzan and Jane Paradigm
In Michigan, an old law dictates that a woman's hair is the possession of her husband. Therefore she