Turkey Is Berated For Ignoring Domestic Violence

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Rights has ruled against a state for overlooking a domestic violence case, reported The Wall Street Journal. The court said that Turkey failed to sufficiently prosecute a man who abused his wife, and murdered his mother-in-law. Nahide Opuz, the murdered woman’s daughter, has tried to get her case noticed ever since 1995, when her stepfather and husband began to beat her and threaten her mother.
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Tie-Dye Gets Updated

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Tie-dye clothing is no longer only the flower child’s trend of choice. The 1960s do-it-yourself is back and suddenly super chic. Keep clicking to find out how to incorporate tie-dye into your wardrobe.

Blue Nails: Love It Or Loathe It?

A few years ago, we all fell hard for Chanel’s black nail polish. Celebs started sporting this goth color and soon it spread faster than the H1N1 virus. But can they cause another nail craze again? Come summer, most of us turn to bright pinks, corals and reds when we head into the nail salon (if we head in at all); however, this summer may be different…Read More Keep reading »

Jetsetting Goes High Fashion With New Missoni Hotel And Others

Designers these days aren’t just about producing goods, but rather about lifestyle branding. In order to live, breathe, eat, and sleep the label, fashion hotels have been popping up, the latest of which comes from Missoni. Opening its doors in Edinburgh, Scotland, the place is decked out in Missoni’s signature prints, which find themselves on everything from the sheets and towels to the walls and decorative vases. [This would make me very dizzy. -- Editor] The Italian aura pervades throughout with a Missoni coffee bar and spa. Missoni is moving fast on the trend; the Scotland location will be followed shortly by a similar outpost in Kuwait (of all places). [HotelMissoni.com]

The hotel claims to be innovative by offering affordable luxury—rooms start at around $340 per night, which is (shocker!) quite the pretty penny. You may find, however, that the price pales in comparison to other truly exorbitant designer hotels. Read on to get the skinny on other designer hotels in Milan, Australia, and Paris. Keep reading »

Miracle Birth Control Gum

If you thought the blond Orbitz girl cornered the market on bizarre gum marketing, you clearly have not stumbled across the wonderful absurdity that is Miracle Birth Control Gum. I suppose it was only really a matter of time until someone figured out a way to sweeten breath while simultaneously preventing pregnancy. Though the product is specifically targeted for single gals in their 30′s, I doubt a married woman in her 50′s would suffer from any serious medical side effects. The label warns that weight gain may occur after chewing, but chewing burns calories, right? Problem solved. I won’t bother guessing about the potential dire consequences if a dude were to pop one of these mint flavored tablets between his smackers. If a guy is worrying about birth control, he has bigger problems. About eight pounds bigger.
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Tabloid Cheat Sheet: Jen And Brad Getting It On? Robert Issues An Ultimatum To Kristen?

It’s Wednesday, which means the week is half over and you’ve made it through hump day. But even more importantly, new ‘bloids just hit newsstands. Lest you have to actually buy them, here’s the juiciest and, uh, most ultra true stories from each. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Robert Pattinson Was A Cutie Even As A Toddler

Robert Pattinson has been adorable his whole life. Have you seen a cuter toddler? Apparently some hotties never have to go through an ugly duckling phase. Keep reading »

What To Wear To The Five Most Random Fashion Weeks Around The World

Move over New York, Paris and Milan, you no longer have the monopoly on Fashion Week. The three fashion capitols of the world are no longer the only cities drawing the well-heeled to their runways. Name a country, chances are it has a fashion week. Of course the big question is: What does one wear to those tents of fashion glory? Well, actually, the big question might be where in the world are some of these cities, but that’s a whole other can of designer worms. While Chanel works in Paris, I was not so convinced about what to wear to Fashion Weeks in more unusual locales. After consulting the map I have come up with the five most unusual Fashion Weeks I would go to and what I would wear to each. Keep reading »

French Elle De-Glams Scarlett Johansson

French Elle has bitch slapped the fashion and beauty industries with their most recent cover. Again. For the second time this year, their cover shoot was minimally made up and, dare I say it, almost natural looking. We loved when they shot hottie model Eva Herzigova sans makeup a couple months again, putting her in a pared down white blouse and similarly laid back hair.

This time though, we weren’t so thrilled. Yes, we applaud the move away from airbrushed impossibility in the general sense, but Scarlett Johansson’s cover is a tad confusing. She’s minimally made up and there doesn’t seem to be blatant airbrushing, but the clothing is a bit trampy, the hair super boring and the expression utterly vacant. This one’s just not doing it for us. Keep reading »

Unemployed? Get Your Free Botox

Talk about lifting your spirits. A clinic in Arlington, Virginia, is offering free Botox injections to unemployed folks. Why? Many people looking for jobs are in their 40′s and 50′s, and they’re finding it hard to compete with bright-eyed bushy tailed college graduates who (a) will accept lower salaries and (b) have nary a stress line. This clinic hopes to battle age discrimination and boost confidence among the unemployed one shot at a time. Call it an image bailout.
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