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Trend Alert: Mega Reunions

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.07.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

I'm not saying that family reunions are something new but they are transforming into something huge that families across America are getting in on. Mega reunions.

Animal Prints: What The Wild Things Wear

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

What do you think of, when you picture animal print undies? Maybe a go-go dancer or a wild ex? The Underwear Expert, for one, certainly doesn't pictur...

Cancer Mortality News, Between the Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The promise of cancer prevention is far from fully kept, and deserves much more attention. The relevant medicine resides not at the cutting edge of biomedical advance, but in our lifestyle patterns, and the priorities of our culture.

Fashion Trends: The Inverted-Martini Skirt or What to Wear on July 4th

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.06.2015 | Style
Margaret Gardiner

Fashion is fickle and comes in waves, rushing up onto the shores of consciousness, soaking the landscape so it becomes more than a trend, before receding to be re-invented, a decade or two later.

Wide Waistbands: Active Elastic

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 06.30.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

You may not realize it, but a pair of underwear's attitude comes from its waistband -- at least, that's what we believe at The Underwear Expert.

NeoCon 2015: The Year of the Work-Life Blur

Amanda Schneider | Posted 06.22.2015 | Chicago
Amanda Schneider

NeoCon 2015 did not disappoint. While the residential influence has been slowly creeping into the contract furniture market, this year it hit a new de...

Groovy Paisley Underwear Looks

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 06.12.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

The history of paisley prints dates back to ancient Persia. These days, we see paisley everywhere - from formal neck and bow ties, to casual scarves - to underwear. Paisley underwear can either make you look like an on-trend hipster or a contemporary man that appreciates all aesthetics, whether they be feminine or masculine.

You Can Totally Wear Bright Makeup This Summer -- Here's How!

Condiment | Posted 06.10.2015 | Style
Condiment

Eye candy takes on a whole new level when all you've been looking at are bare trees and monotone colors for an entire six months. Even the most neutral-toting, pared-down-wearing minimalist types start grabbing for something with a bit of pigment.

Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

More than anything else, our "looks" relay self-perception and our hair, makeup, sunglasses, hats and jewelry showcase what we believe about ourselves to the world. Over the years, our idea of an acceptable "look" has evolved and so have the fashion trends in the jewelry business.

I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future

Schuyler Brown | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green
Schuyler Brown

For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack.

The 10 Hottest Trends For Spring Weddings

The Knot | Posted 05.23.2015 | Weddings
The Knot

Pretty pastels, sky-high cakes, bold brows and gold foil paper are all trending for spring. Here's how to make them yours.

Pastel Underwear Easily Transitions From Spring to Summer

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 05.22.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

Often called the "Easter eggs of the underwear drawer" (no? It's just us that calls them that?), pastel underwear offers up a bright addition to what otherwise may be a dull drawer in your bureau.

Drink Me Now: Corn Is the Surprising New Ingredient

Liquor.com | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

The juicing craze has left no shortage of cocktails loaded with vegetables. From kale and carrots to beets and celery, most sections of the grocery store's produce aisle have ample representation. But what about corn?

Outdoor Workspace: The Next Workplace Frontier

Amanda Schneider | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is how Kirt Martin, VP of Design and Marketing for Landscape Forms, starts every conversation. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone answers somewhere outdoors.

A Slice of Nutrition

Gina Keatley | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Gina Keatley

Pizza, like all great foods, can be nutritious if we choose for it to be healthful. With a few small modifications both to nutrition and lifestyle, we truly can transform the menu with all of the passion and none of the pounds.

The Business and Versatility of Striped Underwear

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 05.17.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

Striped underwear can enlist several thoughts: nautical looks; a stern businessman; or perhaps a young, preppy college student. This is why stripes - and in particular, striped underwear - can be extremely versatile. The look also (surprisingly) works well on most body types, and on the young and the older.

Have Smartphones Caused the Death of the In-Store Impulse Buy?

Phil Simon | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Phil Simon

While you're enraptured in your own little world, you're probably not paying attention to big things like gravity, never mind little packets of candy that you probably don't need.

Project Runway's Helen Castillo and Her No-Frills Take on Fashion

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Lauren Kruczyk

Recently, Helen Castillo of "Project Runway All Stars" visited Houston for the Vanity event at Henke and Pillot--a fashion event featuring local models, a cocktail hour, live entertainment, giveaways and a runway show viewing with designers.

The Perfect Activewear For Your New Gym Look

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

We all remember the days of ill-fitting underwear and self-inflicted wedgies, caused by wearing pairs that were way too small for our growing bodies. That's why, as grown men, the perfect-fitting pair of boxers, briefs, or boxer-briefs, really goes a long way.

Lace + Leather = The Perfect Added Kink in the Bedroom

Michael Kleinmann | Posted 05.05.2015 | Style
Michael Kleinmann

Legendary pop star Britney Spears once dedicated a song to lace and leather, and it's no wonder - the trend of combining sweet and sexy has been popular for years, perhaps even centuries.

The Battery's Down: Will Tesla Recharge the Global Energy Industry?

Seth Bauer | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green
Seth Bauer

At yesterday's announcement of Tesla's energy storage products, Tesla CEO Elon Musk offered a bold vision: with the introduction of low-cost energy storage, he claimed, there is no reason why we can't complete a rapid shift from fossil fuel-based electricity production to 100 percent renewables.

The Future of Workplace Lighting: 6 Lighting Experts Weigh In

Amanda Schneider | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

When done properly, the best lighting design is completely unnoticeable. Yet, when poorly done, lighting can completely compromise the design of a space.

Individuality Desired in Homes Across America

Toni Haber | Posted 05.26.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

The individuality demanded in homes today evokes the past times of architectural prominence when revered architects, such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson were commissioned to build spec homes for America's elite.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Lifelong Brow Obsession

Ravishly | Posted 05.25.2015 | Women
Ravishly

If the eyes are the window to the soul, certainly brows must be the curtain. Or maybe I'm just rationalizing what is surely a sign of insanity.

Four Design Movements that Formed How We Think

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.23.2015 | Style
Soren Petersen

Even more than art, design shapes how we experience our surroundings and ourselves. Think about it: art, almost by definition, abstracts from the details of everyday life; design shapes them in the most immediate way.