Emily Giffin's new book, Where We Belong, begins with 18-year-old Kirby knocking on her birth mother's door. Kirby has always known she was adopted, but she knows next to nothing about her birth mom, who turns out to be a successful TV producer named Marian who is living in New York City. When they meet, it changes both of their lives in ways they could never imagine.
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EMILY GIFFIN'S Where We BelongSeventeen: What inspired the plot of Where We Belong?
Emily Giffin: At its heart, the book is about secrets and what happens to us and those closest to us when we keep them. I've always been intrigued by the power of secrets and the questions surrounding them. When is it justifiable to keep them from the ones we love? And does keeping them irrevocably change who we are? Adoption (under the secretive circumstances in Where We Belong) seemed to be a great way to explore some of these broader themes.
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Emily Giffin's new book, Where We Belong, begins with 18-year-old Kirby knocking on her birth mother's door. Kirby has always known she was adopted, but she knows next to nothing about her birth mom, who turns out to be a successful TV producer named Marian who is living in New York City. When they meet, it changes both of their lives in ways they could never imagine.Read More »from Exclusive Interview with Author, Emily Giffin!
Serious sunburn? Tan line traumarama? Beach waves gone bad? These industry experts and beauty bloggers are here to help!
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1. Sooth a Sunburn
Sooth a Sunburn
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These young female athletes are all at the top of their game. Find out why they're the ones to keep your eye on during the 2012 games!Read More »from 5 Female Olympic Athletes to Watch
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1. Alise Post
Her story: They don't call Alise "the Beast" for nothing! She's the first female to win all three cycling division classifications: No. 1 Girl Amateur, No. 1 Girl Amateur Cruiser, and No. 1 Girl Pro.
2. Alex Morgan
Her story: With her famous pink headband and long straight pony, Alex Morgan commands our attention from the field. Her stylish looks aren't all that impress, however-this kicking cutie scored goals in the semifinals and finals of last year's World Cup!
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3. Claressa Shields
Her story: This summer marks the Olympic debut of Women's Boxing as a medal sport, and Claressa Shields, 17, is expected to take home one of those medals. Notified of her Olympic ticket just a few weeks ago, this feisty
Get styling tips and ideas for your next trip to the mall from the celebs who look hottest in their jeans!Read More »from 5 Hot Celeb Denim Looks
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1. Look Victorious
Embracing the newest denim trend of the season-pattern!-Victoria Justice takes a fashionable step forward in graphic jeggings and a coordinating cobalt cardi. PS-Vic, can we steal those mega-high heels for #ShoesdayTuesday?!
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2. Keeping Up With Python
Animal prints are everywhere in the fashion world right now, so leave it to Seventeen's West Coast Fashion Contributor, Kendall Jenner, to rock python-esque jeans at a recent event.
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3. Tangerine Tango
Debby Ryan has no problem staying in the limelight in this pair of bright tangerine jeans. A navy jacket, patterned scarf, and olive green wedge booties finish off a chic
As any true belieber knows, Justin's latest music vid "Boyfriend" is hot on our radar! But let's rewind for a minute and look back at where the magic all began. We're talking "One Time," the Biebs' first ever music video, and the moment he stole our hearts for good. Well, this legendary music video is making its way back into the spotlight, because VEVO (the world's leading all-premium music video/entertainment platform) just certified it for 100 million views! Talk about a pop sensation!
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Justin BieberReflecting on his munchkin days, Justin admitted, "["One Time"] was my first video and I don't think I was ready for a full make out session in the video, so I think the kiss on the cheek was definitely appropriate for that time." Aww, what a cutie! We love that Justin took it slow, and we bet that Selena's happy he didn't go in for the lip lock, too! Thanks for the adorbs confession, Justin!
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He gives you the biggest hugs, the smartest advice, and the most generous allowance. So this Father's Day, show your dad that he'll always be the number one guy in your life with a gift that's as cool as he is!Read More »from 8 Gifts Under $100 that Dad Will Love
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1. No Tool Belt Required
Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool
He's going to love this Gerber Suspension Multi-Tool ($30, acehardware.com) featuring a ton of useful parts that pop out: bottle opener, can opener, scirrors, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, three knife blades, wire cutters, and two sets of pliers! Your mom will love you for it, too, now that your dad has no more excuses not to fix things.
2. Art of Shaving's Carry On Kit
Art of Shaving's Carry On Kit
Packing for a business trip just got a lot easier with Art of Shaving's Carry On Kit ($50, theartofshaving.com). The set includes all of Dad's shaving necessities packaged in a perfectly compact size to help avoid a pat down at airport security.
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3. Fan Favorite
If your dad eats, sleeps, and breathes the
There are some things we'll never understand about guys-that doesn't mean we can't laugh about their strangest quirks! Check out these baffling boy behaviors Seventeenreaders shared about their BFs!Read More »from 6 Totally Weird Boyfriend Behaviors!
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1. Thinking Out Loud
Thinking Out Loud
"Sometimes I hear by boyfriend talking to herself. I'm never quite sure if I should respond..." -Nia, 15
2. No Comprendo
"My boyfriend doens't know much Spanish at all, but he calls me 'hombre'! He has no idea what it means and only uses it when he talks to me. It used to bother me, but now I think it's super-cute-even though I still don't get it!" -Lindsay, 17
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3. Ex-snooze You!
"My boyfriend randomly falls asleep all the time. Sometimes we'll be Skyping, and he'll be awake one second, and then suddenly fall asleep in the middle of the next sentence. No doctor has been able to explain it-he just has bizarre nap attacks!" -Lauren, 18
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Mom always wants what's best for you, so why not get the best for Mom? Seventeen found the perfect gifts to show her how much you care on Mother's Day!Read More »from 10 Gifts Under $100 Your Mom Will Love
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1. Back in the Saddle
Ralph Lauren perfume.
Whether she is sport, sensual, free-spirited, or stylish, there's a Ralph Lauren Big Pony Collection fragrance that's sure to make "scents" for your mom. ($70 each, bloomingdale's.com or ralphlauren.com)
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2. Whip It Up
Satisfy Mom's sweet tooth with a special delivery of three mouth-watering Whippie Pies from Whipped Bakeshop ($14+$8.50 shipping in the continental US, etsy.com).
The delicious treats, which come in red velvet, chocolate, or oat, are so tasty that they may disappear before you get a bite!
3. Fabulous Fixes
The Nip + Fab Summer Essentials kit
Moms need to get beach-ready too! The Nip + Fab Summer Essentials kit ($29.95, target.com) will
sev-healthy-glow-blogSeventeen's Beauty Assistant, Molly Ritterbeck, has been trying to find a solution to her dry and pasty skin. After switching up her beauty routine with limited results, she decided to call in some serious help from the Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in New York City. While there, Esthetician Nina Patino shared a handful of tips on how to keep skin glowing and luminous.
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1. Start with steam.
This will open up your pores so you get all the gunk out and let the good stuff in. You can steam your skin by taking a hot shower, carefully leaning your face over a pot of boiling water or applying a warm washcloth to your skin. Be very careful in any of these situations not to scald your skin or burn yourself! You just want to water warm enough to open everything up.
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sev-healthy-skin-spa-blog2. Follow with a milky cleanser.
Milk cleansers tend to be gentler to your skin. Using face washes with harsh chemicals can sometimes dry yourRead More »from 5 Quick Tips for Glowing Skin