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Holiday Beauty How-To: Jessica Alba’s Berry-Stained Lips

How-To: Kristen Stewart
We copied Kristen's pretty bronze smoky eye. Read More »
How-To: Leighton Meester
Leighton's bold red lips are perfect for the holidays. Read More »
How-To: Julianne Hough
Vintage lovers: this 1920s-esque look is to die for. Read More »

I am forever envious of Jessica Alba‘s uncanny ability to always look like she’s being professionally backlit (is she?). The woman just glows! Of course, I think her makeup might have a little something to do with it, too: pearly peach-brown shadow paired with a berry lip stain is a fresh look that’s a few steps above “neutral,” which is a welcome change from winter’s matte smoky eyes and dark wine lipsticks. If you, too, want to look like you’re perpetually illuminated by candlelight this holiday season, and I know you do, let’s break it down after the jump … Keep reading »

Dating Don’ts: Beware These 6 Booby Traps Over The Holidays

Don't Hook Up
... at the holiday party. Trust us on this one. Read More »
Types Of Shoppers
The 12 types of holiday shoppers you'll see at the mall. Read More »
1st Holiday With His Folks
10 things not to do at your first holiday dinner with his folks. Read More »
dating donts holidays

Every dealbreaker that any boyfriend I’ve ever had has shown itself by interacting with his family. The guy whose father had been cheating for years? Yeah, he cheated on me. The guy who seemed paranoid that I’d dislike his kids? He was super insecure. In retrospect, I should have heeded these warnings more. My therapist will give me three gold stars for saying this and it’s true: we all have been molded by our experiences with our families, for good or for ill. And that’s why most of us are crazy.

After the jump, six booby traps to look out for if you spend the holidays with his family: Keep reading »

Field Guide: The 12 Types Of Holiday Shoppers

After years of sitting out holiday shopping due to lack of extra fundage (or maybe I’m just a bad person), I’ve had time to sit back and observe the frenzy. I walk through busy shopping thoroughfares and holiday gift markets and people watch. I sip hot apple cider and make mental notes. I’m ready to publish my thoroughly non-scientific findings on humans and their holiday shopping habits. Click through for a field guide to the types of holiday shoppers, where you’ll find them and what you can expect to receive from them.

Gift Giving Is A Scam
Why don't we just buy presents for ourselves instead? Read More »
Astro 101: Gifts!
The best holiday presents for each sign. Read More »

Stressed? 5 Ways To Avoid A Holiday-Fueled Freak Out

The holidays are good times — everything is sparkly and Mariah Carey is blasting wherever you go. But they also create the perfect storm of getting-to-the-airport, gift-giving, bring-on-the-crazy stress. The good news: Your body has your back. “The way the body responds to stress is the same during the holidays as during any other time of year,” says Ari Novick, Ph.D, a psychotherapist and founder of the AJ Novick Group for Anger and Stress Management, in Laguna Beach, California.

First, your heart rate and blood pressure go up a notch (or two) spurting out chemicals to amp your fight or flight response just in case things get out of hand; then, having this happen on a daily basis may lead to feelings of anxiety or depression and the next thing you know, you’re snapping at the Starbucks barista for no apparent reason. But, why do you need to chill out right now more than ever? “The holidays bring up additional stressors that may be don’t exist in our day-to-day lives,” says Novick. That means extra anxiety on top of your already-stressful life, which could cause a full-blown meltdown. Here’s how to nip those holiday WTH moments in the bud. Read more…

Must Haves: 12 Cute Pairs Of Thick, Toasty Socks

Yep, our toes are freakin’ cold. We’ve traded out our seasonally inappropriate short socks for something with a little more substance. (Conveniently, they also happen to fit the fool-proof stocking stuffer bill.) You certainly won’t be embarrassed about any of these 12 cute, comfortable pairs should they decide to make a surprise over-the-boot appearance this holiday season. Get the details on where to buy, after the jump! Keep reading »

The 12 Days Of Catsmas: Day 8

On The 7th Day Of Catsmas
...my true love gave to me, six cats in stockings! Read More »
On The 6th Day Of Catsmas...
...my true love gave to me, seven dogs in yarmulkes! Read More »
On The 5th Day Of Catsmas
... my true love gave to me, eight cats wrapped in gift boxes! Read More »

On the 8th day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me … Keep reading »

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