• Getty Images Exciting! Will Chelsea Clinton be following in her parents' poltical footsteps?  The 34-year-old recently admitted that she wouldn’t rule out running for office, according to an interview with Fast Company. "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives,” Clinton, who resides in New York, told the magazine after being asked about her political future. “If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer." Chelsea has hinted at a political run before, telling Buzzfeed in March, “I don’t know” when asked whether she would consider such a move. In light of ongoing speculation that her mother Hillary Clinton will also run for president in 2016, could a Clinton-Clinton ticket be in

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  • by Cheryl Wischhover

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    A few months ago Miranda Kerr announced that she uses rose-hip seed oil on her skin every night before bed. (Her organic skin care line, Kora, includes a rose-hip oil product.) If that isn't enough to convince you, Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow's facialist reportedly also uses it in her treatments. (Not to be outdone, hot Brit model David Gandy also admitted to using the oil.) So should we mere mortals try it?

    Rose-hip seed oil comes from the seeds of a rose plant found in the Andes, and according to dermatologist Dr. Ariel Ostad, it might just be worth some space in your medicine cabinet.

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    "Rose-hip oil is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids which may correct dark spots and hydrate dry skin. It may also be helpful for reducing scars and fine lines," says Ostad. "It has skin rejuvenating properties like vitamin C and lycopene and is also good for sensitive skin Read More »from Why You Should Be Using Rose-Hip Seed Oil on Your Face (Like Miranda Kerr!)
  • by Petra Guglielmetti


    There's something about spring that always inspires me to wear a brand-new scent, but I have a confession (don't I always?). While I make a living writing about beauty, I am the opposite of a "nose." I get easily overwhelmed/overstimulated when trying on and comparing fragrances, so I often end up staying in a scent rut (or wearing none at all). So this time around, I decided to ask my friend Agnieszka Burnett, founder of the cool fragrance brand Nomaterra, for a little pep talk.

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    "For the spring, look for a fragrance that has ingredients that are uplifting, refreshing, and revitalizing. Scents with citrus notes are great; grapefruit, for example, has properties that are uplifting and detoxifying. Mandarin is another great note to look for in spring scents--it's inspiring and just what you need to put pep in your step and get that spring-cleaning and organizing done. You can also try narcotic white

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  • They want class-action status for their false-advertising lawsuitUndergarments made with seemingly magical fabric that can help you lose weight: sound too good to be true? Well, according to two Massachusetts women, it is. Annique Bellot and Tara Stefani are suing Maidenform Brands and Wacoal America over garments they sell with the claim that they'll help you slim down (think names like iPant and Instant Slimmer). The garments are made with fabric by Nurel SA of Spain, which is supposedly "constructed with minerals and nutrients that are absorbed by the skin and can permanently change women's body shape and skin tone," the East Bay Business Times reports. (Basically, fat-destroying vitamins, Metro International notes).

    But apparently Bellot and Stefani didn't see the advertised results. They say in their lawsuit, for which they're seeking class-action status, that the undergarments are sold with false advertising and misrepresentation, tricking women into paying as much as a 50% premium. Why use that tactic? "To prey upon women's insecurities

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  • by Alyssa Longobucco

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    Elizabeth Banks has been clocking a lot of time in front of the camera lately. Not only is she snapping selfies as part of a charity effort with Listerine to raise awareness for childhood dental care, but she's also prepping for her feature directorial debut in Pitch Perfect 2 (which we're unabashedly out-of-our-minds excited for) and getting ready for the release of her raunchy comedy, Walk of Shame, next month.

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    Otherwise, you can often find Banks hiking -- like, a lot. "I live in L.A., so hiking is, like, a thing," says Banks. "If it doesn't happen before lunch, it's not happening. I get that needed hour alone with my husband without our kids."

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  • by Alexandra Samuel

    Courtesy photoCourtesy photo These days, your smartphone can stand in for all kinds of people in your life: a chef, a personal trainer, an on-call financial advisor. You name it, there's an app for it. And now, your smartphone may be able to sub in for your dermatologist. Pocket Derm is a brand-new app and website that asks you to fill out a questionnaire and upload pictures of the area(s) of concern, then sends you a customized Pocket Derm skin care prescription -- all for only $30 per month. Think of it like an incredibly customized Proactive kit. But, I mean, is that legit? After all, we're talking about replacing a living, breathing MD with a technological algorithim. So since we were so skeptical, we caught up with two of New York's best dermatologists to get the scoop.

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    Teledermatology (which is basically what Pocket Derm is) can help treat patients who can't get to an in-person derm visit, but is most certainly not a perfect science, since an in-person

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  • Spring cleaning isn't just about tidying up your physical space. Our quick tips can help you de-clutter all the spaces of your life and improve your health.

  • by Anna Maltby

    Lara HarwoodLara HarwoodShort answer: if you want to lose weight, probably.

    A study being presented next month at the International Communication Association Conference in Seattle notes that Facebook time could draw your attention toward negative feelings about your physique.

    The researchers surveyed female college students between April 15 and May 15 of last year -- AKA prime time to check out your super-fit friends' toned and tan Spring Break photos -- and asked them about Facebook, body image and habits related to weight, dieting and exercise. They found that for the for the 86 percent of college women who want to lose weight, more time spent on Facebook related to more attention to physical appearance and more negative feelings about their body. (Women who did not want to lose weight didn't report either of those types of feelings, FYI.)

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  • 8 Things to Do Before You Start a Weight Loss Program8 Things to Do Before You Start a Weight Loss ProgramLike most things in life, before you start a weight loss program you need to prepare. I know there are a lot of you out there who probably had "lose weight" as one of your New Year's resolutions, whether you wrote it down or just said it to yourself in your head doesn't matter, it was still something you wanted to do. But more than half of you have either not gotten out of the starting gate yet or did, but didn't make it past the first lap. Don't worry, you aren't alone. Losing weight has been one of my resolutions for years now. I have made some headway but have always fallen off of the horse for one reason or another … or three if you count my children. (Yes, of course I blame them. It's incredibly convenient, if not 100 percent true.)

    Honestly, I wasn't even going to try again this year I was so burnt out, but then a friend hooked me up with a national weight loss program to try for free. How could I say no right? Well, I didn't. I started without much fanfare. I lost a few

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  • Photo: #itouchmyselfproject
    The hit song “I Touch Myself” spread a message of female sexual empowerment around the world back when it topped the charts in the early '90s, but today the tune is telling women to be in touch with their bodies for a ery different reason.  

    In a tribute to Chrissy Amphlett, frontwoman for the Australian rock band the Divinyls who passed away last year, 10 female recording artists remixed the band's original hit for a breast cancer awareness campaign.

    The music video is performed by artists Sarah McLeod, Connie Mitchell, and breast cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John, to name a few. The original hit, which reached No. 1 on Australian charts and reached the top 5 in the U.S., is stripped down and sung mostly a capella. Commissioned by Cancer Council NSW, the organization is also hoping to spread the self-exam message worldwide with the social media initiative #itouchmyselfproject.

    Advocating for self-exams was a particularly important issue for the singer because of her personal

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