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  • Family-Appropriate Movies You'll Actually Want to Watch

    by Casey Lewis

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    We get it: Your family doesn't see each other very often, so when it happens, you want to soak it all in and spend as much time together as possible. But nothing divides a family quite like deciding what movie to watch (except maybe determining who gets the last piece of pumpkin pie). Fortunately, there are a few crowd-pleasing gems out there that no one will not love, from your grandma to your kid sister to (most importantly) you. Speaking of love...

    Love Actually
    This modern classic is the kind of flick that makes literally everyone happy. It's funny and clever and timeless (seriously, how is it ten years old already?!), and there are enough intertwined stories that it'll appeal to every age group in the room. With a star-studded cast and killer soundtrack to boot, you'll all feel that much merrier when it's over.

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  • Justin Bieber Gets Confessional in His New Track "Change Me"

    by Casey Lewis

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    Justin Bieber has been in the news a lot lately. Some of it is awesome (rad music! upcoming blockbuster! so many selfies!), and some of it is, well, not. But on his brand-new track, "Change Me," JB gets candid about, in his words, making all his wrongs right. That's why he's compared his #MusicMondays series to a personal diary: Because the lyrics have a certain sincerity that his previous hits don't. (For instance, he's totally singing about his real-life broken heart in "Bad Day," proving that even super famous stars get the sads!)

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    Less sad-though no less repeat-worthy-is today's release. With a minimal piano melody, it's unplugged and lo-fi-sorta along the lines of the previously-released "PYD," except the words won't make you blush. And it's worth mentioning that the guy is, as far as we can tell, totally single, so

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  • Heading Home? Here's How to Look Cute While Traveling (It's Easy—Promise!)

    By: Claire Knebl

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    You made it: Thanksgiving break is officially here. Chances are you're probably headed home this week, and whether that means taking a plane, bus, train, car, or magic carpet (hey, a girl can dream), you're in for at least a few hours on the go. If you're sick of the old leggings-and-sweatshirt routine, there's a new set of comfy styling tips ideal for trying out this week. Take your cues from Ella's borrowed-from-the-boys vibe, and prepare for a little airport paparazzi-this outfit screams It girl.

    Layer up.
    A V-neck sweater layered over a loose gingham button-down has a casual Friday vibe that's perfect for hours on a plane. Pop off the sweater and roll up the sleeves if you're warm, or keep the combo as is to stay cozy.

    Bet on the boyfriend fit.
    Why would you ever make yourself travel in too-tight skinny jeans? Not only is an exaggerated fit flattering, it's also super comfortable for a day on the road. Picking out your first pair? Keep these tricks

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  • By: Eden Univer

    CorbisCorbisThere's just nothing worse than finally getting a break from school and having to spend it sick on the couch, but the truth is it's really easy to pick up germs in transit. Luckily we have some awesome travel tips that'll give you a way better chance of avoiding the illnesses that often come along for the ride. Planes, trains, and automobiles all apply, so listen up!

    Wipe down everything.
    Your tray table, your arm rests, and basically anything around the area of your seat should be cleaned. Bring along some anti-bacterial wipes to do the job. These Giovanni ones are organic, individually wrapped (read: easy to pack), and smell incredible, so you won't get any angry stares from your seatmate.

    Use hand sanitizer liberally.
    There's no need to go crazy and sanitize your hands after touching anything around you, but it's a good idea to use it before eating or touching your face. Get into the holiday spirit with this one by Bath and Body Works-it smells like

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  • 5 New Beauty Sites that Will Change the Way You Shop

    By: Eden Univer

    GettyGettyIt's easy to fall into a shopping rut, buying the same things from all of your regular spots over and over, but it's officially time to expand your horizons. And while you probably already have a go-to locale for purchasing everything from mascara to shampoo, you can obviously find a way larger selection online. But we're not talking about just any ol' website. We're talking about the newest, coolest, most bespoke beauty experiences on the internet. Want in? Read on.

    Luvocracy
    Have you ever wanted to peek into the shopping bags of trusted industry pros, models, designers, and just the generally super stylish? This site lets you follow people who curate collections of their current favorite things, and you can buy any of their picks. You can also become a star curator yourself, and when shoppers start buying things you've selected, you'll get points that count as cash towards things you buy yourself. And after you've bought something, if the Luvocracy finds it

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  • Do Colleges Really Care What You Tweet?

    By: Julia Rubin

    GettyGettyCollege application season is wrapping up, which means anxiety's setting in. Your mind is swirling with a million different questions: Is your GPA high enough? What about your test scores? Is your essay up to snuff? How about your...tweets?

    The conversation around how social media is affecting admissions has reached a fever pitch this year, but is the hysteria warranted? The short answer: Probably not. "We are not seeking out social media information on applicants," says Kirk Brennan, director of admissions at the University of Southern California. "We're not interested in spying on them. We trust students to submit an honest representation of themselves in the application. But will we consider information we happen to come across? Absolutely."

    Alexandra Fields, an admissions counselor at Barnard College, echoes Brennan's sentiments: "We do occasionally stumble upon unintended information that can influence how we feel about an applicant, but it's not

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  • The Pixie Cut Trend: Your Guide to Going Short (Plan Ahead Before You Take the Leap)

    By: Eden Univer

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    If Jennifer Lawrence's nonchalance about getting a pixie cut seemed pretty shocking, it's because, um, it was. And while the Hunger Games star looks absolutely gorgeous, making such a drastic change is a big decision. So before you head to the salon for a copycat cut, let's weigh the pros and cons. Even better? Let's weigh them with top Manhattan-based hairstylist Julien Farel. Expert opinions ahead!

    Identifying your face shape is key.
    "Pixies tend to look best on heart-shaped, oval, square, and diamond faces. Those with heart-shaped faces usually have wider foreheads, and a short pixie helps to take attention away from that area, while also enlarging the eyes and emphasizing the cheekbones. If you have an oval face shape, you have some versatility in how you can wear your hair, but I personally love a short 'do because it gives you height and allows you to accentuate your favorite facial features. Pixies on square and diamond face shapes add texture and

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  • Celebrity Evidence that Your LBD This Holiday Season Doesn't Have to Be Boring

    By: Marianne Dabir

    GettyGettyThink of the Little Black Dress as your sartorial BFF, because it's literally always there for you. The wardrobe mainstay is never not in style, ever-so versatile, and unfailingly flattering. It'll come in especially handy when you've got countless holiday celebrations on your social calendar because you can change the entire vibe in a snap-just slip on different shoes and swap your accessories. Translation: you'll never have to worry about those but-I-have-nothing-to-wear-and-everything's-awful freakouts again.

    It's super simple to create an entire outfit around your favorite LBD. In fact, the hardest part is probably picking out the perfect one in the first place. And while you shouldn't empty your wallet on this essential piece, it's worth investing in something you love so you can wear it again and again-especially after you see these three totally different, equally inspiring star takes on the dress.

    Go sophisticated: Thanks to its square mesh

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  • Taylor Swift Schools Us All in Cold-Weather Style: Here's What We Learned from This Pic

    Her trick? Embracing fall's foliage-inspired color palette.
    By: Marianne Dabir

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    When she's not working serious Old Hollywood vibes on the red carpet or delivering plenty of polished sophisticationon tour, Taylor Swift can be spotted in equally chic-and totally covetable-casual threads. So what's her secret? Even though the star tends to gravitate towards classic staples, she never fails to put a fresh, stylish spin on 'em. Here, she's stepped up a simple jeans-and-jacket duo with a few clever tweaks.

    Instead of wearing traditional faded blues, Taylor opted for colorful denim that elevates her entire outfit. The moss green hue not only complements her dark navy peacoat, but also makes the bright red carryall (not to mention that Starbucks cup!) really pop against the neutral tones. Although she could have gone with black boots to match her cute bowler hat, we love that she opted for cognac lace-ups (hers are Frye!) instead. They add an effortless, casual vibe to her ensemble.

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  • RGB Nail Lacquers Take Liquid Metal to the Next Level

    by Eden Univer

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    What do you get when you combine the gorgeous design elements of a Reece Hudson clutch with the pigmentation and long-lasting finish of an RGB nail polish? A metallic manicure so cool you'll want to wear it all season long.

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    The top-of-the-line lacquer label's two new shades are inspired by the designer handbag collection's hardware colors. "Reece Hudson is well recognized for her clutches, a favorite style of mine and a perfect canvas for highlighting nails," said RGB Founder Gina Cerney.

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    Rose Gold is an excellent everyday pink, and Green Gold is a must-try for all of your upcoming holiday parties. Together, they have your manicures covered straight through winter. You can buy each individually or as a gift set complete with a travel-sized dust bag for toting. It's the perfect holiday present...if you can manage to give it

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