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The Matchmakers' Guide To Love In NYC
Apr 14, 2014
How To Stop Overspending
In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your ...
Work & Money
Get A Revamped Home In One Step
When it comes to home goods, there are three factors that goes into my buying decision: the best price, the quality and style, and the versatility of the
Shop Sweet Things
Jenna Lyons Isn't The Only One Taking Shopping Requests
Jenna Lyons may have started a major shopping trend, though she probably didn't even intend to. Last week, it was with a scoop-back swimsuit, and now the...
Overachievers: 7 So-Fresh Face Cleansers
Your cleanser is the workhorse of your skin-care routine: It does a whole lot for not much acclaim. Usually, it's upstaged by the fancy lotions and
How To Navigate This Tricky Situation With Ease
The numbers on how many Americans suffer from mental illness are fuzzy. Most sources claim it’s around 20-25%, but the latest Diagnostic and Statistical ...
How To Eat Like A Marathon Runner (Hint: It Involves A
When it comes to diets, athletes follow different rules than the rest of us. Whether we're looking at Michael Phelps' extra-large pizza dinner or Lolo ...
Karen Walker Has A Lot To Say (& We're Cool With It)
Skip florals and screw stripes; the print of the moment is a little more graphic — we're looking at you, Christopher Kane and Alexander Wang. And, it ...
This Pop-Up Shop Is Selling A $2 Million Ring
Cartier's NYC store is under renovation, which could have meant two things for the iconic brand. They could have either waited for two years to re-open ...
Annie Georgia Gre...
This Korean Lipstick Is Makeup Magic
A few weeks ago, a South Korean beauty retailer was nice enough to gift me some makeup products to try. Cotton face masks were included in the package, ...
9 So-Pretty Dresses For Sunny Spring Days
You’ve probably noticed that I design quite a few sundresses each season for my Paper Crown and LC Lauren Conrad collections. They’re some of my
This Viagra Dessert Redefines Blue Balls
"Arousal" is a new ice-cream concoction from U.K. treatmonger Lick Me I'm Delicious. Described as "lovely," the frozen sweet earned its aphrodisiac name ...
Sex Advice From 2 Ladies Who've Spent 50+ Years Doing It
A sexual awakening can come at any age. And, in a recent article on Salon, Lynn Brown Rosenberg describes how she had hers at 70. She writes that she ...
Sex & Relationships
Gets Its First Trailer, Oscar Buzz Grows Louder
Well, folks, we officially live in a new age of movie making and advertising. Just like music videos get teased through twee lyric videos, movie trailers ...
Picture Perfect: 12 Photo-Print Swimsuits We're Crushing Hard
Retro polka dots and nautical styles are great, but we've got our eye on a new type of swimsuit. In fact, we're finding it difficult to look away from
The Design-Pro Guide To Spring Style
After stepping away from her own design firm to work at Martha Stewart Living TV for a decade, Suzanne McGrath decided to go back to the drawing board and
The Quest To Wear Sweatpants To Work
Laura Ruof is a dentist by day, and blogs about fashion, beauty, and wellness after-hours at Call To Style. Seven years ago, as I was leaving for my ...
Donna Tartt's Putting A Pulitzer On It —
A major congratulations is in order for Donna Tartt. The best-selling author (and Refinery29 favorite) has been awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for ...
Books & Art
Will Your Birth Control Delay Menopause?
If the birth control pill prevents your ovary from releasing an egg, and a woman only has a certain number of eggs stored in her body for her whole life, ...
Is That Leonardo DiCaprio Busting A Move At Coachella?
In highly suspicious-yet-entertaining news, a video that allegedly catches Leonardo DiCaprio at Coachella has surfaced. During MGMT's show last night, a ...
How To Un-Wreck Your Nails
By the time you notice your nails are in need of a little TLC, things are already horribly wrong. Your cuticles are crappy, you've got more ridges than a
Prabal Gurung & SCAD Want To School Us — Watch It Here Tonight!
We may not all miss dorm life and class wait lists, but that's not to say we wouldn't revisit our student roots. And, with the Savannah College of Arts and...
How I KNOW Alexander Wang X H&M Will Be Good (I've Got Proof)
There are few things that can wake me up in the middle of the night, but a series of emails announcing the Alexander Wang for H&M collection was ...
Still Hungry After A Healthy Meal? The Problem's Not On Your Plate
Anyone who's ever tried to eat healthy knows that it's way harder than it looks. Sure, the supermarket is full of "healthy" or "light" versions of our ...
Diet & Nutrition
Win Tickets To The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic!
It’s time to whip out the champagne and fancy shades, because the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is right around the corner. And, this year, one lucky R29 ...
3 Surprising, Heavy-Duty Moves For A Better Butt
As a fitness writer, I've heard many myths, misconceptions, and straight-up lies about exercise. The one I hear most often? "Lifting is for dudes."
13 Spring Scarves That Won't Make You Sweat
During the winter, a scarf (tied to a near-suffocating level) can be the key add-on keeping you from frostbite. But, during the spring, the wraparound is ...
3 Sleek Looks For Girls' Night Out
When it's ladies' night, we tend to break out the big guns so to speak. We want to look good (maybe even better than when we’re hanging with the boys)
I Didn't Watch
Game Of Thrones
& Today I'm Paying The Price
While something major was happening on last night's episode of Game of Thrones, and the world was tweeting their "OMGs" and "WTFs" in manic unison, I was...
This Is How Rihanna Does Normcore Beauty
Well, this is a sentence I never thought I'd write: Rihanna was looking seriously normcore in the hair and makeup department at last night's MTV Movie ...
A '50s-Era Pastel Pad You NEED To See (& Maybe Buy)
Staying true to a certain look is easier said than done. Trends are so alluring. So, we were more than a little impressed with this 96-year-old Toronto ...
TV's Most Satisfying Death Scenes
Spoiler alert (with many more to follow): Once upon a time, death on television was often intro'd with a somber, "Tonight, on a very special episode of…" ...
David Beckham Caught On Kiss Cam Melting Hearts
Ah, the awkward joys of the game-day Kiss Cam. It's that special time during a sporting event where Big Brother trolls the spectators and forces them to ...
Move Over, Google Glass — THIS High-Tech Headband Could Treat You...
It seems like every day brings a new headline about mindfulness meditation as a magical, quick fix for everything from chronic pain and illness to ...
Rihanna Wore PJs On The Red Carpet
To be entirely fair, the term "pajama dressing" is a loose one. We're all too familiar with the high-fashion versions of the trend — silky button-down
Crunchy Footwear Is Happening, Whether We Like It Or Not
You know the moment in Sabrina, when the Audrey Hepburn that left for Paris a sad, lovelorn waif returns a gamine, crop-haired sophisticate that two men ...
Spring Outfits You'll Want To Copy Now
New York City never fails to deliver fresh crops of influential and unexpected talent into the ever-shifting fashion world. Trust, we know a thing or two
Kendall Jenner's Statement Nose Bling — Thoughts?
Another day, another Kardashian — er, Jenner — hot topic. On Saturday, we spotted Kendall and Kylie Jenner at Coachella with their latest It add-on, Selena...
Make Greasy Hair Look Good — Really!
Grease — great on pizza, not so stellar on your mane. When oils build up, they can make locks look limp, dirty, flat, and way too shiny. We're not so
How To Cure A Post-Coachella Hangover
Are you as tired as we are right now? If you spent the weekend at Coachella, it's safe to say that you’re experiencing a not-so-happy Monday. In an effort...
Kate Upton Wishes Her Boobs Were Smaller
Kate Upton has really great boobs. People might argue she has some of the most universally admired breasts, ever. But, that doesn't mean Upton loves them...
4 Lunch Recipes For Serious Energy
Are you a serial lunch purchaser? Think toting a brown paper bagged lunch is passé? Buying lunch day after day may be the culprit causing your funds to go ...
Food & Drinks
Lupita's Braid Hat Is Everything
This season's most polarizing plait trend is without a doubt the braid hat. We've been on the fence about it, loving some of the versions from Fashion ...
5 Celeb-Inspired Pastel Looks We're Taking To The Streets ASAP
It's no surprise that pastels have long been associated with spring (Easter candy, hel-lo!). But, hiding and seeking bunny-inspired treats is one thing;
Lana Del Rey Releases "West Coast," Makes Us Want To Move
Heads up: The first official track off Lana Del Rey's forthcoming LP, Ultraviolence, has surfaced. "West Coast" is slinky, alluring, and all too Del Rey;
Market Scout: Spring Separates So Good You’ll Want to Collect 'Em...
Classic tailoring with modern, relaxed layering is the best way to describe my favorite spring collection, from Kule. The line has a little something for ...
Joe Zee Leaves
Another big shake-up in the fashion-editor world today. Yahoo has just announced that Joe Zee will be joining the company as editor-in-chief and ...
Snooki & JWoww Brought Their Bumps To The MTV Movie Awards
Not so long ago, an appearance by the cast of Jersey Shore at the MTV Movie Awards was rife with mayhem: wardrobe malfunctions, public intoxication, hair...
5 Things To Do In NYC This Week
Spring has (finally) sprung, and it's time to come out of hibernation and really take in all New York City has to offer. So, we've rounded up the five ...
Kelis' "Friday Fish Fry" Will Cure Your Monday Blues
At Refinery29, our ethos of discovery means that we are always keeping our ear to the ground, hoping to unearth the very best new artist or an exciting
Ansel Elgort Gets Us Feeling Things In This New
One of the many, many things we adore about Shailene Woodley is the fact the gal's got range. One minute she's going full-on action hero in Divergent, ...
Google Glass Gets Gorgeous
If there’s anyone that can take Google Glass from geek to glam in a heartbeat (right alongside DVF, that is), it’s the company’s resident communications ...
13 Grab-'N'-Go Lunches For The Healthy Living
In a perfect world, you'd have a week's worth of healthy lunches packed and ready to go by Sunday night. Yet, more often than not, you probably find ...
The 48-Hour Wardrobe, You Ask?
It doesn’t matter what your occupation is or what your social calendar looks like — you are just plain busy. And, you know all too well that moment when ...
5 Things To Know This AM — Apr 14 2014
Sriracha, the world's favorite spicy goodness, officially has three months left to live. (Salon) In more annoying news, the third Divergent book will be ...
London's 11 Hidden Quiet Spots
City living is stressful. A bad commute, a tense exchange with a coworker, or an overcrowded restaurant is all it takes to inspire thoughts of fleeing.
50+ Stylish Folks Who Rocked Coachella
Whether you believe that festival fashion is the best thing to happen to summer since the ice-cream truck or that it's an evil plot dreamed up by the
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