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Rebecca Shapiro is a senior lifestyle editor at the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Huffington Post's deputy media editor. You can follow her on Twitter @rebeccashap.

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Sleep Like An Aristocrat's Fancy Guest At The Real Life Downton Abbey Estate

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 2:06 PM

Good news for the history buff or Downton Abbey fanatic in your life. Visitors can now stay at England's Highclere Castle, the site where the acclaimed television show is filmed. Well, when we say you can stay at Highclere Castle, we really mean you can stay...

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When A Regular Gift Won't Cut It, Try Giving An Experience

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 7:00 AM

We've been told that the best things in life come in small packages, but what about those things that can't be wrapped up at all?

When we considered what we wanted to give this holiday season, the obligatory cable-knit sweater and go-to scarf set didn't really cut it. So we...

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Binge Watch Your Home Decorating Angst Away With These Thanksgiving TV Marathons

(0) Comments | Posted November 28, 2014 | 7:00 AM

'Tis the season to eat loads of turkey, curl up on the couch and stay there for at least a few hours, and we want to help you in your quest to be as comfortable and entertained as possible. Check out the best home shows for binge-watching your way through...

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Expert Beer Pairings That Will Make Your Thanksgiving Dinner Even More Delicious

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 7:00 AM

If you ask beer enthusiasts why they love to drink beer on Thanksgiving, they might tell you that the reason dates back to the Mayflower. The myth goes that in 1620, the Pilgrims were planning to settle further south, but decided to remain further north because their beer...

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Fashion And Ballet Go So Well Together, And We Have The Sketches To Prove It

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 7:26 PM

Few things excite us more than when two of our greatest passions collide, so this season's fashion-filled New York City Ballet Gala is giving us many reasons to leap from our seats.

Fashion heavyweights including Carolina Herrera, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen,

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SJP's Spectacular NYC Townhouse Is Back On The Market

(1) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Have a spare $22 million lying around? Well, we know exactly where you can spend it.

Actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have re-listed their Greenwich Village home after taking the property off the market earlier this year. The historic brownstone was...

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7 Ways You've Been Drinking Champagne Wrong This Whole Time

(69) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 8:00 AM

It might seem like drinking Champagne is a pretty fool-proof endeavor, especially when it seems like pouring and sipping are the only steps involved. But it turns out that consuming this bubbly wonder is a bit more complex than you might assume.

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We sat down with...

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The No-Effort, Cheap Decor Tips For People Who Are Bored By Their Homes

(6) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 9:47 AM

There comes a time when an entire room might be in desperate need of a makeover, but more often than not, a space just needs a few pick-me-ups to shine.

The best part? Those minor updates are usually inexpensive and require practically no effort to complete. Make your bathroom...

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Wendy Williams' 50 Greatest Wig Looks For Her 50th Birthday

(4) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 8:00 AM

There is only one way to celebrate Wendy Williams' 50th birthday: wigs -- lots and lots of wigs.

With her own wig line and an award-winning "wigologist" on staff, it's unsurprising that the talk show host is basically the be-all, end-all of hair. So without further ado,...

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Zoo Jeans Is The Fashion Meets Wildlife Collaboration You've Been Waiting For

(2) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 3:27 PM

When eco-friendly designers like Stella McCartney vow to create animal-friendly clothes made of sustainable materials, we're not sure they had something like this in mind.

Japanese denim brand Zoo Jeans teamed up with Kamine Zoo in Hitachi to involve some of the world's most ferocious animals in...

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9 Things To Do Daily For A Cleaner Home

(29) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 9:25 AM

Few things are more discouraging than walking into your house at the end of a busy week to find your home in shambles -- shoes overcrowding your foyer, half-opened mail scattered on the coffee table, dirty dishes in the sink, open toothpaste resting on your bathroom vanity, laundry overflowing in...

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18 Designers Every Decor Lover Should Know

(6) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Putting together an interior design list that celebrates great talent is no easy matter -- especially for those of us who love decor. How can one choose between a person who expertly infuses space with color and one who brilliantly highlights different silhouettes and textures?

Luckily, we didn't have to...

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Number Of Students Dissatisfied With Their Course's Value For Money Doubles Since 2012

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 11:30 AM

A third of first and second year students believe their course represents poor value for money, a student experience survey has found.

The Student Academic Experience Survey revealed that 33.1% of those studying at institutions in England felt their course was poor or very poor value for money...

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8 Problems All Londoners Face When Returning Home From Northern Universities

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 10:32 AM

It is no surprise that many young people from London choose to venture up North for university, the low living costs and even lower alcohol costs are a foolproof way to enhance any university experience.

Though this has its bonuses – there’s a Greggs on every street corner and people...

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Lucky Leicester Students Manage Exam Stress By Petting Dogs And Popping Bubble Wrap

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 8:26 AM

Leicester University students have spent this week popping bubble wrap and petting dogs as part of the union's novel approach to alleviating exam stress.

The measures, introduced to coincide with the start of exam period, have been met with delight.

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Cambridge Student On Mission To Raise £5000 For Helicopter To His Sister's Wedding

(49) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:25 AM

Forget raising money for cancer, or life-saving treatments, one Cambridge University student is hoping to raise £5,000 to pay for a private helicopter to whisk him away to his sister's wedding.

Yes, really.

First year student Louis McBride has launched the ambitious campaign to charter a helicopter from his final...

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More Than One In Four Students Admit To Over 10 Sexual Partners At University

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 10:24 AM

More than a quarter of students have admitted to bedding up to 50 different partners whilst at university, according to a new survey.

Student Beans questioned more than 6,000 students and found that the age old view of uni as a time to explore sexuality still rings true.

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10 Things That University Of Leeds Students Will Miss Most When They Graduate

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 7:52 AM

The University of Leeds combines impressive Russell Group credentials with a vast array of locations to drink, party and generally enjoy student life.

Its buzzing city teems with fun-loving young people, making it virtually impossible not to have an unforgettable degree experience.

The campus offers something for everyone. There...

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Gretchen Carlson Attempts Twerking And We Don't Know Why (VIDEO)

(576) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 1:17 PM

"Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson attempted twerking on Thursday's show.

Why, you might ask? Well, we have absolutely no idea. All we can hope for is that twerking does not replace cable news hosts' penchant for rapping. If given the option, we'd actually prefer...

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Robin Roberts To Return Full Time To 'GMA' Following Labor Day

(115) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 2:30 PM

Robin Roberts will return to "Good Morning America" full time following Labor Day weekend.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Roberts discussed her next big step in returning to the morning show she departed a year ago to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Currently, Roberts hosts "GMA" four...

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