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'The City' And The Mysterious Case Of Mistaken Identity

(2) Comments | Posted May 5, 2010 | 3:34 PM

Let's start with the truth: this episode was so uninspiring. I watched it last night, and then re-watched it idly while working this morning, and as I sit here and think of all the OMG DRAMZ points I want to bring up, I've got nothing.

But that can't be...

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'The City' Season Premiere: Kelly Cutrone Makes Us Cry

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 1:28 PM

If it's wrong to find yourself in tears at the end of a docu-drama produced by MTV, well, then I don't want to be right.

The second season of "The City" made its epic...

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The City Season Premiere: Kelly Cutrone Makes Us Cry

(1) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 1:26 PM

If it's wrong to find yourself in tears at the end of a docu-drama produced by MTV, well, then I don't want to be right.

The second season of The City made its epic...

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Michelle Obama's Dress: In Defense Of Her Decision

(191) Comments | Posted November 4, 2009 | 12:34 AM

Editor's Note: In honor of the one year anniversary of Barack Obama's election, we thought it would be fitting to re-publish this defense of Michelle Obama's controversial election night dress. It originally ran on November 5th, 2008. Read designer Narciso Rodriguez's thoughts on the frock here.

Good morning! Happy...

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7 Lessons In Life From Lauren Conrad

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2009 | 1:44 PM

Originally published at Air America Media.

Though she is arguably one of the least interesting characters to ever grace the screen of a reality TV show, Lauren Conrad -- star of MTV's increasingly vapid and increasingly fake, "The Hills" -- has managed to weasel her perfectly groomed, throaty-voiced self...

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In Honor Of Bo Obama, HuffPosters Share The (Puppy) Love

(67) Comments | Posted April 14, 2009 | 10:25 AM

This is it, people! Today is the day. Bo Obama is coming home! We've all waited breathlessly for every little leak -- It's a portuguese water dog! His name is Bo! Oh, look! There's a photo of him running with Obama! Squee!!

Even Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald, our...

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7 Lessons To Be Learned From Carla Bruni

(435) Comments | Posted April 4, 2009 | 12:00 PM

So here's the thing. There's no shortage of articles dedicated to that certain je ne sais quois of French women. You know, like how they eat more, but weigh less. Shower less, yet get laid more. They have accents, we have Billy Ray Cyrus and though we undoubtedly crush them...

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Brow-O-Wow: Bushy Eyebrows Make A Comeback (PHOTOS, POLL)

(187) Comments | Posted March 30, 2009 | 3:48 PM

Eyebrows. They're the most under-appreciated feature on your face with arguably the most impact -- a good brow can make eye makeup a moot point or take an ordinary look extra-ordinary places.

While there's no right or wrong way to shape your eyebrows -- every face is different! --...

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HuffPost Review: The Decemberists -- The Hazards Of Love

(3) Comments | Posted March 24, 2009 | 2:44 AM

The Decemberists make for a particularly twee-tolerant type of fan. If you like them, it's likely you've made peace with the somewhat self-indulgent (which is not to say unwarranted) baroque lyricism and folklore narrative-as-album frame technique. And there's even a certain level of pretentiousness that one comes to expect (and...

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HuffPost Readers, Hit It Home: Submit To Us A Poem That Inspires You During Hard Times

(131) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 7:30 PM

We spend a lot of time on the Living page focusing on all the different ways we can work on improving and bringing more meaning to our lives. And one of the oldest and most effective ways to do this is through art -- whether you're a veritable artiste or...

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Calling All Readers! What's Your Favorite Charity?

(52) Comments | Posted March 17, 2009 | 9:49 AM

On Wednesday, Arianna will be a guest editor of Metro, the free daily newspaper delivered all over New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. Metro is giving Arianna space in the paper to promote a charity of her choice -- so we'd love your feedback on your favorite service not-for-profit.

As...

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HuffPost Readers: Share Your Random Acts Of Kindness!

(153) Comments | Posted February 6, 2009 | 2:35 PM

Madoff, bailouts, layoffs, and subprime mortgages. I don't think you need me to tell you that the news as of late has been nothing but doom and gloom, and if you're anything like me, well, then, it's all getting a bit heavy. And let's be honest: though things aren't great,...

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Dear Kate Hudson: Please Stop Wearing Wigs In Mediocre Movies

(44) Comments | Posted January 9, 2009 | 8:55 AM

Editor's note: We first posted this in late July, back when Kate Hudson was still dating Lance Armstrong and before he was expecting a baby with another woman. We just thought it would be fun to re-post this plea on the opening day of her new movie "Bride...

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My Election Makeover

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2008 | 10:00 AM

Hi everybody! Some of you might remember me from such illuminating and hair-related posts as Frizzy Is The New Fabulous, A Blogger's Guide To Judging People (By Their Hair), Dear Kate Hudson: Please Stop Wearing Wigs, and my infamous Adventures With The World's Worst Makeover. And...

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7 Hipster Fashions We Love To Hate (SLIDESHOW)

(200) Comments | Posted September 26, 2008 | 3:37 PM

It's mid-September and it's getting harder to deny the fact that fall is just around the corner. Or maybe it's here already. (When's Daylight Savings, again?) Anyway, fall is a new season and new seasons mean new trends, and while, in general and as a rule, we hate trends,...

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Tan Is The New Tacky

(65) Comments | Posted September 23, 2008 | 6:23 PM

I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be able to declare, "Tans are out!", mainly because I never thought I'd be the one declaring anything, but well, here goes nothing:

Tans Are Out!

Yes, you heard me. Tans have gone the way of shoulder pads, dark...

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5 Questions That Will Change Your Life

(37) Comments | Posted September 16, 2008 | 3:07 PM

Tim Browning, Professional Life Coach and sometime contributor to Pick The Brain has penned a lengthy and highly recommended screed on the 5 questions he believes will change your life.

He writes:

If I could offer you free of charge 5 questions guaranteed to improve the quality of your...
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Dear Fashion Industry, Please Stop Showing Boring Clothes At Boring Shows

(35) Comments | Posted September 5, 2008 | 9:05 AM

Last year I praised Rebecca Taylor and BCBG for the wearability of their clothes, but this year I'm going to go ahead and throw out a big "F that!" (What can I say? Fashion is fickle and so am I.) Last night, while I lay awake suffering the...

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HuffPost Oasis: Meet The Chefs And Drool Over The Food

(5) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 6:45 PM

As you may have noticed, we're doing a lot of eating here in this Oasis of ours, and most of it is thanks to Tal Ronnen, the Executive Chef and Founder of Veg Advantae and Lex Townes, Chef.

Before I post all the drool-worthy photos, I wanted to take a...

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Fred Armisen Steals My Laptop, Interviews Himself

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 8:22 PM

I didn't think it was possible, but the Oasis just got even cooler. In addition to Will.I.Am, SNL's Fred Armisen also just came by to hang out, drink smoothies (he likes the chocolate kind), and, well, take dorky Photo Booth shots with me and my little MacBook.

We set...

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