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Metalheads Troll H&M For Making Up Fake Metal Bands

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 24, 2015
I am old enough to remember a time when it was considered practically sacrilegious to purchase band paraphernalia from a mall store. Like, unless you wanted people to think you were some kind of poseur, you got your shit from an actual concert you attended, a thrift store, a small independent store or as a hand-me-dow… More »


Wanderlust: Sometimes, You Just Got To Go With The Flow

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 24, 2015
Last week, I wrote about knowing and accepting when it's time to move on. I've been getting that itch lately, telling me that it is time to leave the Big Island of Hawaii. I know that I don't really have any other choice but to scratch it and say "see ya later." Though, as nature… More »


Hot Topic’s New “Orphan Black” Collection Nails Sestra Style

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 24, 2015
I have been mocking the hell out of Hot Topic since high school, when I frowned upon the mass market fakery of all their pseudo goth and punk aesthetic, but I gotta say, I'm kind of digging the retailer's new "Orphan Black"-inspired line. Whether you're into Sarah's leather jackets, Helena's grunge-y parkas or Cosima's nerdy… More »


Travel Porn: 12 Places In The U.S. To See Stunning Spring Flowers

By: Claire Hannum / March 23, 2015
Winter is still clinging to every last bit of life it can grasp here in New York, but spring is just around the corner, and in many parts of the U.S., it's already arrived! Am I the only one that feels like a walk through a path of bright-colored flowers is basically a free happy pill? To get a fix,… More »


Thank Us Later: An Immediate Cure For Ingrown Hairs, Cysts, Bad Zits And Inner Thigh Boils

By: Anonymous / March 23, 2015
An incredibly horrifying thing happened to me a while back. After shaving, I got an ingrown hair. Not normally that big a deal. But then--I think it got irritated while I was exercising or something--and it somehow, within a day and a half, turned into this nightmare, two inch boil on my inner thigh. It… More »


This Kickass Girls’ Clothing Line Breaks Down Gender Stereotypes

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015
A few years ago, Seattle mom Jennifer Muhm's then-4-year-old daughter told her she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. Muhm and her daughter discovered quickly that the only astronaut costumes they could find were marketed to boys. Muhm's discouraged daughter told her mom that only boys could go to space and that she wanted… More »


Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 19, 2015
After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point that a lot of total fitness newbies are intimidated by the gym because they simply don’t know exactly how they’re supposed to act there. So… More »


Street Style Spotlight: 25 Ways To Wear A Cape

By: Claire Hannum / March 19, 2015
If there were such a thing as "cape season" (there is in my heart), it would probably be fall, but early spring's transitional temperatures are just as perfect for breaking out your favorite underrated shoulder-warmer. If you don't have one, get one! Trust. You won't regret it. Click through for some inspiration on how to wear… More »


Beauty IRL: On Living Your Fullest Life With Kim Kardashian’s Nails

By: Megan Reynolds / March 18, 2015
You can still live your best life with fake nails. … More »


All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015
It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit about 35 it’s pretty safe to bike. That being said, I know so many people who are afraid either to use their bicycle as their… More »


Thank Us Later: Body Glide Saves Your Thighs From Bursting Into Flames

By: Megan Reynolds / March 17, 2015
Your inner thighs will thank you. … More »


10 Great Chicago Street Artists, To Demonstrate That Street Art Isn’t Just Banksy

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 16, 2015
You know who I’m really bored with? BANKSY. It’s not that he’s done anything wrong, or objectionable, or boring; it's not that he hasn’t maintained a high quality of work; it’s that whenever I tell someone I photograph street art, they say, “Oh! Like Banksy?” And the discretion it takes for me not to list… More »


How To Be Brave When You’d Rather Hide Under The Covers

By: Claire Hannum / March 16, 2015
A path toward bravery sounds like some abstract "journey" accompanied by stock photos of women atop mountains in yoga pants and heroes sparring with dragons, but in real life, it usually plays out on a much smaller scale. Bravery's what you need when you're nervous to ask for a raise or sign up for a new activity… More »


Cheapskate Style: Fashion Tape And Instant Hem Tape Are The Exact Same Thing

By: Robyn Pennacchia / March 16, 2015
I am a notoriously cheap person. To the point where it is actually somewhat embarrassing, and I am actually really working on getting my face to not do that thing it does when a glass of wine with barely anything in it costs more than a giant bottle of Yellow Tail. Or make jokes about how… More »


Iran’s First Female Surfers Are Breaking Ground & Braving Waves

By: Claire Hannum / March 15, 2015
Iranian pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, Iranian diver Shalha Yasini, and Irish pro surfer Easky Britton are the first women in Iran to take up surfing. Marion Poizeau's documentary "Into The Sea" follows the women's adventures as Britton teaches Yasini and Seraji to surf in the Baluchistan region of the country. After having such a great… More »


Don’t Fall For These 10 Marketing Tricks Next Time You Shop

By: College Candy / March 14, 2015
As a college student or recent grad, you’re on a strict budget. That seal on your wallet somehow comes off every time a friend suggests happy hour or when shopping for a formal dress. You might try to be a smart shopper, but companies spend a lot of time finding ways to trick your brai… More »


Meet “Iris,” Your New Fashion Idol And All-Around Life Inspiration

By: Megan Reynolds / March 14, 2015
"I don't have any rules, because I would be breaking them, so it'd be a waste of time."… More »


Rihanna Is The New Face Of Dior!

By: Megan Reynolds / March 13, 2015
She's the first black woman to be the face of the fashion brand in its 69-year history. More »


Absolute Beginners: What The Hell Do You Do With A Foam Roller, Anyway?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 13, 2015
Hello, Beginners! Have you ever seen people at the gym rolling their legs over tubes and thought, “What the hell?” Or alternatively, have you ever seen it and thought, “Boy, that looks great, I wish I knew how to do that”? Good news! I’m here to help. Short version: Foam rollers are self-massage tools that… More »


Frisky Eats: 15 Green St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails

By: Claire Hannum / March 12, 2015
If green beer's not your thing, get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with a clover-colored cocktail! More »


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