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Ellie Krupnick is The Huffington Post's Senior Editor of Viral Content and Strategy. Prior to her current role, she was the associate editor and then senior editor of HuffPost Style. Her writing has also appeared in Women's Wear Daily and HarpersBazaar.com, as well as in the campus publications of her alma mater, Barnard College.
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Turns Out, Burly Pro Arm Wrestlers Are Actually Just Big Softies

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 8:40 AM

Save for the "arm" prefix, professional arm wrestling is a whole lot like regular wrestling. Wrestlers compete in weight classes, they train for months and ultimately they get up close and personal in direct combat surrounded by passionate fans on all sides.

One thing seems different, however: These...

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Yes, Professional Arm Wrestling Is A Thing -- And It's Awesome.

(3) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Did you catch the latest season of "Game of Arms"?

No, not "Game of Thrones." Another show. On AMC. Haven't seen it? Then you might not know about the world of professional arm wrestling. The skill that you spent your childhood honing is indeed a professional sport,...

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Farewell To Jessica McClintock, The Name Behind Four Decades Of Perfect Prom Dresses

(84) Comments | Posted May 12, 2014 | 5:24 PM

Dear Jessica McClintock,

We never knew what you looked like or if you were even a real person (turns out you are, and you're still alive and kicking), but we just want to say thanks. After 40+ years of providing teenage girls with just-fancy-enough, just-tulle-lined-enough prom dresses, you've...

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Prince Harry, Cressida Bonas Break Up? Rumor Has It Royal Couple Calls It Quits (UPDATED)

(21) Comments | Posted April 29, 2014 | 2:22 PM

It's been three full years since his brother made it to the altar, but Prince Harry seems to be farther from marriage than ever. People reports that the British prince and his girlfriend of over a year, Cressida Bonas, have split up. An unnamed...

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10 Animals Who Are Still Hurting From The BP Oil Spill

(58) Comments | Posted April 20, 2014 | 12:12 PM

It's been four years since BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and sending more than 200 million gallons of crude oil gushing into the water. The public outrage has largely died down, as have the EPA restrictions on federal contracts...

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Here Is The Best Part About Being A Sibling, Summed Up In 15 Awkward Photos

(54) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 5:03 PM

Sure, it would be lovely if siblings showed each other love every day. But National Sibling Day is a friendly reminder to brothers and sisters to appreciate the bond they share -- and the awkward phases they've gone through together.

With National Sibling Day serendipitously falling on a Thursday this...

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Why We're Still A Little Disappointed In Rory Gilmore

(22) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 7:47 AM

We have nothing but love for "Gilmore Girls," the TV series that taught teen girls across America that moms could be cool, quaint towns were charming places to live and any problem could be solved with a good zingy comeback.

Lorelai Gilmore was the standard-bearer of those messages, the...

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24 Reasons Dating At Camp Is Better Than In The Real World

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 7:57 AM

As the weather gets nicer, it's easy to get nostalgic for the years where your summer plans consisted of bonfires, awkward dances, trunks full of cotton shorts and late-night truth or dare. Yes, we're talking about summer camp. And beyond the obvious pluses of getting to spend two months outdoors...

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136 Songs Your Kids Will Love (That Won't Drive You Insane)

(4) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 11:53 AM

If singing "Twinkle Twinkle" and "Ring Around The Rosy" over and over is driving you up a wall, don't fret. It really is possible to find songs that your kids love, but won't drive you insane.

To help you turn your carpool into a dance party that all passengers...

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13 Yoga Pet Peeves That Totally Wreck Your Zen

(112) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 9:22 AM

Yoga is supposed to still the mind so that you can focus your attention inward and achieve that liberating "zen" you crave.

But how are you supposed to do that when some shirtless dude is grunting and flicking drops of sweat in your direction? Herewith, the 13 things that drive...

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12 Tricks That Girls With Straight, Fine Hair Should Know

(29) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 7:33 AM

"Just sleep with it in a braid," friends have told me. "Just use some mousse and scrunch it with your hands," others have suggested. "How about a curling iron?"

Nope, nope and nope. As any girl with fine, limp hair like mine knows, the easy fixes that work for wavy...

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Obama's Gap Shopping Trip Is As Endearingly Awkward As You'd Imagine

(135) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 4:57 PM

President Obama has been looking a little more stylish lately (hello, Canadian tuxedo!), and now we know why: He's taken an interest in shopping.

On Tuesday, POTUS made a stop at the Gap on East 42nd Street and Third Avenue in New York City, telling a sales associate...

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How to Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer and Totally Unplug Every Single Week

(5) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 11:11 AM

Children are, quite literally, restless. Like mini Energizer bunnies, they never want to stop running, playing and exhausting every adult in their vicinity.

As such, children do not like the Sabbath. The Sabbath, or Shabbat as it's called in Hebrew, was a weekly mainstay in my house growing up,...

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When Do Red Carpet Dresses Look Best? When The Women In Them Are Happy

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 10:42 PM

Fashion critics spend hours upon hours dissecting red carpet dresses, breaking down cut and color and fit to determine which stars looked the best in their fashion choices.

But if we've learned anything from watching the 2014 Oscar outfits waltz down the red carpet this Sunday night,...

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Kristin Cavallari's Oscars Red Carpet Gig Came Out Of Nowhere, Apparently

(11) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 8:39 PM

Is that... Kristin Cavallari?

That was the question on plenty of viewers' minds when they tuned into E!'s red carpet coverage of the 2014 Oscars. The former "Laguna Beach" star (or villain, depending on which team you were on during the whole Stephen saga) took a seat alongside...

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Emma Watson's Oscars 2014 Dress Gets Rave Reviews... But Her Hair, Unfortunately, Doesn't

(27) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 6:43 PM

No matter how far she gets from her Hermione days, Emma Watson will always hold a place in our "Harry Potter"-loving hearts. It helps that she has killer red carpet style and keeps impressing us (and every other fashion critic) with her outfit choices.

And she hit...

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Pharrell's Shorts Tuxedo Gives THAT Grammys Hat A Run For Its Money (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 5:55 PM

After the sartorial splash (or thud, depending who you ask) Pharrell made at the 2014 Grammys in that hat, we should have expected him to come up with something special for the Oscars.

And for the big night, the recording artist/producer chose... shorts. A shorts tuxedo, to be...

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Liza Minnelli's Blue Hair At The Oscars Puts All Those Updos To Shame (PHOTOS)

(26) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 5:04 PM

Forget the young It Girls (sorry, J.Law). At age 67, Liza Minnelli knows how to show up everyone on the red carpet -- and is anyone surprised?

Liza with a Z showed up to the 2014 Oscars with a blue streak in her signature brunette pixie cut,...

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31 Reasons Philadelphia Is The Most Underrated City In America

(575) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 6:23 AM

The City of Brotherly Love doesn't actually seem to get much brotherly love from its east coast neighbors, New York City and Washington D.C. Meanwhile Los Angeles and San Francisco steal the glory on the opposite coast, and Chicago dominates the midwest. Being ranked the fattest and

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Slovenia's Top Olympic Athlete Tina Maze Is Also A Pop Star With Her Own Music Video

(2) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Tina Maze of Slovenia got the world's attention on Wednesday when she tied Dominique Gisin of Switzerland for a gold medal in women's downhill alpine skiing. But while they shared a spot on the podium, Maze does have one awesome leg up on Gisin: She's also a pop...

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