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    young woman applying lipstick...Every woman should feel like they look hot when they look in the mirror, but this story takes a hot reflection to a whole new level. A makeup mirror set a woman's desk on fire, and apparently now anything can spontaneously burst into flame.

    20-year-old Kasey Ault got the scare of her life when she came home to find that her iPad case, which had been sitting on her desk, was completely charred. When she checked around her desk for any possible suspects to the burning - like a candle or curling iron - she found nothing out of the ordinary. That's when she realized what actually did the damage - her overheated mirror.

    According to Kasey, her mirror had been left in the sun at such an angle that it had gotten extremely hot, and likely caused a small fire. The photos of what happened to her iPad case are shocking and scary: though the fire seemingly went out on its own, Kasey stated in a Facebook post that she had several pets sleeping at home at the time who could have been harmed had the fire spread.

    Just had something very scary happen to me. If any of you do your makeup in a little mirror in front of the window like...

    Posted by Kasey Ault on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    Obviously this situation is so rare that it would be impossible for Kasey to have predicted the outcome, but it is a reminder to not let anything get overheated. Weird accidents do happen, and it's definitely better to be safe than sorry.

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    Bella HadidThe Hadid sisters are certainly gaining popularity around the modelling industry. Lately, we have been totally obsessed with everything Bella Hadid, especially her beauty game.

    From her perfectly clear skin to her signature high ponytails, there is so much beauty inspo to gain from this rising supermodel. Not to mention, we've already learned so much from her equally gorgeous sister, Gigi. Now, it's time to learn a thing or two from Bella. Let the lessons begin!

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson #1: The no makeup, makeup trend is all a girl needs. This lowkey makeup look is perfect when you want to appear effortless and flawless. Dab on some concealer and your favorite lip balm. Trust us, it'll work wonders.

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson #2: Highlight like your life depends on it. When you've got perfectly sculpted cheekbones like Bella, you might not feel the need to highlight and/or contour, but do it girl! The extra glow around your cheeks and eyebrows will have you standing out from the crowd.

    Kale for the soul @id_magazine

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson #3: The key to healthy skin is a whole lot of kale according to Bella.

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson #4: Embrace your flaws and all. Just like her sister, Gigi, Bella has freckles and isn't afraid to show them off. Your imperfections make you, YOU. Rock them with confidence and just own it.

    Back to work

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson # 5: High ponytails are always fierce! Show off your beautiful face with a sleek up do. It's an effortless style for those not so great hair days.

    A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on

    Lesson #6: Try something new! Bella is known for having a very signature, simple look. She switched it up when she debuted a funky pink 'do. We absolutely love it!

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    Amy Schumer at the VH1 Big In 2015 AwardsThe Pirelli Calendar has become a collector's item in the fashion world in the past, featuring top models and actresses in some NSFW getups. Last year, Steven Meisel and Carine Roitfield shot Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and for the first time, a plus-size model Candace Huffine in latex lingerie, leaving very little to the imagination.

    This time around, "The Cal" as they call it, focuses a spotlight on women's success and accomplishments, not just their bodies. Famed fashion photog Annie Leibovitz shot 12 female artists, filmmakers, comediennes and athletes who are all the strongest in their field. Amy Schumer is (of course?) naked while Serena Williams shows off her insane strength and Tavi Gevinson becomes the youngest to pose for the project. Yoko Ono graces a month, as does Patti Smith and Ava DuVernay.

    #SerenaWilliams for #Pirelli calendar 2016. #WSHH

    A photo posted by The Official #WSHH Page (@realwshh) on

    This calendar is definitely one for the books, and we can bet it might be auctioned off for more than its highest bid ever at $2,000. Unfortunately, The Cal is off limits for the public, but check out a few sneak pics over at

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    2015 American Music Awards - ArrivalsKylie Jenner is the December/January cover girl for Interview magazine - and true to it's name, the mag did a fantastic interview with Kylie, where she revealed a lot of things we didn't know about her.

    The photo spread was pretty scandalous, complete with fetish gear, a pretty risque butt shot and provocative poses. While that kind of stuff usually stirs up at least some controversy, that wasn't what pissed people off...what really made them mad was this photo.

    KYLIE JENNER #SHOTBYKLEIN @kyliejenner @interviewmag

    A photo posted by Steven Klein (@stevenkleinstudio) on

    According to the mag, the wheelchair photos were supposed to be artistic. "Our intention was to create a powerful set of pictures that get people thinking about image and creative expression, including the set with the wheelchair," they told E! Online. "But our intention was certainly not to offend anyone."

    Well, people were offended, because a wheelchair isn't a photo prop.

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    Kristen Stewart Sighting On The Set Of 'Personal Shopper' in Paris - October 28, 2015Back in October, Kristen Stewart was spotted looking fresh faced in Paris on the set of her upcoming flick Personal Shopper rocking a twist on the typical pixie cut.

    The Twilight alum's hair has been short for some time now, and she's been slaying blunt bobs and slicked back shorter looks that have made us consider going for the big chop. Now, though, K. Stew is sporting a hairstyle that has everyone talking. She's ditched her short hair (for now) and wore a sleek, long ombre ponytail to the Chanel Metiers d'Art 2015/16 event in Rome Tuesday.
    Chanel Metiers d'Art 2015/16 Fashion Show - Front RowGoing full glam in a sparkly silver and black jacket tied with a bow (that we are dying over) and black wide-leg trousers, Kristen took a seat in the front row and watched the models strut down the runway during the fashion show.

    It was a particularly special night for Kristen, considering the Chanel film she stars in - "Once and Forever" - debuted at the event. In it, she plays an actress cast in a faux behind-the-scenes biopic about Coco Chanel, and she has a seriously tough time working with the cast and crew.

    For example, she's kinda grossed out by the actor playing the love of Coco's life. "Ugh, I can't even," she says, as he tries to put his arm around her and pull her close. Her less-than-stellar attitude makes sense, considering the film's writer/director Karl Lagerfeld told previously told Women's Wear Daily she played the role "really, really mean."

    He added, "You only see her in tests and she's complaining about everything. She's mean with the director; mean with the producer." That certainly came off (although Kristen managed to do it in a hilarious way). Veteran actress Geraldine Chaplin also appeared in the film as a middle-aged Chanel.

    Take a peek at the full short film "Once and Forever"!

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    Woman eating cake at ChristmasThe holidays are not a time to hold back, especially when it comes to food. Between Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah and New Year's, the meals are bountiful and straight up delicious. At the same time, fashion is at its most fun. So what to do when that extra mug of eggnog or piece of chocolate truffle has you feeling a little like your skinnies won't fit? Take a cue from a few of our post-holiday feast outfits below, and don't even think about saying no to seconds.


    Cropped jumper / Topshop jogger sweat pants, $45 / Converse suede leather shoes / Gorjana 18k jewelry, $61 / Daniel Wellington jewelry / Adidas black white snapback / Ray-Ban silver glasses

    No matter what Karl Lagerfeld might say, sweatpants have a time and a place, and that is, after eating way too much at your holiday celebration. Cover up with a pair of Ray-Bans if your food hangover is even that real.

    Topshop gray sweater / Studio plus size pants, $78 / Dr. Martens lace up booties / Wallis beige purse / Karen London pendants necklace / Nixon watch / Essie nail polish

    This outfit is all about the accessories. Distract from the subdued neutrals of a forgiving sweater and black stretchy leggings with a staple watch, bulky tote and standout Doc Martens.

    If your holiday festivities just won't stop, class it up with an oversized T-shirt dress and sparkly jewelry for a soirée. Eat your heart out and dress as chic as ever!

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    Makeup close-up. Eyebrow makeup, brush.Ah, the smokey eye. Equal parts alluring and mysterious, mastering this illusive shadow look will not only make your peepers pop no matter the color, it can render a man senseless with just one wink of your well-smoked lid.

    Okay, maybe smokey eye shadow isn't that enticing but there's something that makes us feel fearless when we rock a look so bold and yet so stylish. Still, it's not an easy look to achieve. What shades of shadows should be using and how do you know when to use browns, blacks or grays? How do you prevent it from running underneath your eyes by the end of the night, making you look like a raccoon? And most important of all, how do you keep from looking like an all around hot mess?

    For those who are just starting with the smokey eye effect, this shadow job can be daunting. That's why we simply had to test some of the most popular hacks out there to see if there was an easy way to achieve such a look. Lucky for all of us, they seemed to work!

    1. Just Some Liner

    For this Pinterest look which you can find here, the basic idea is to sketch out some lines of what you want the overall shadow shape to look like and them smudge the living daylights out of it to get that smoked effect. Simple, minimal and quick!
    smokey eye hacksThis is what it looked like when I finished. I drew two lines going diagonally across my eye, one coming out of the very corner and one toward the center. Then I created an arching line around my crease and another right on top of where my lid ended. I used a very creamy chocolate brown pencil to do the job. On Pinterest the lines were a little sharper, but like I said you're just going to smudge everything together anyway.

    After taking a small brush and blending all of the lines, whipping away any excess that got outside of my original borders, I was left with this! I also used some pencil right underneath my lashes.
    Smokey EyeThis looked amazing! I was actually really surprised by how good it came out considering how simple the whole process was. I was so convinced that I would wind up looking like a hot mess who accidentally smudged her liner, but this was fierce. And it only took a matter of minutes! My one suggestion would be to pop a highlight shade right by your tear duct because that's where the liner will stop and needs additional color. Other than, totes approve!

    2. A Little Bit of Shadow

    Like the last look, this was a Pinterest tutorial that mostly involved some tracing and a bit of smudging. Unlike the picture from the tutorial, I opted for some black and gray shades to change things up. I wanted to experiment with as many smokey looks as I could.
    Smokey EyeFor this, I took a creamy black pencil and basically traced the shape of my lid adding a little cat eye. I drew the line from the top of my lashes, out toward my crease, running it back down to the bottom of my lash line. Yes, I looked a bit like I had a strange disease but I knew it wouldn't look like this long.

    I then smudged the inside of the lines throughout the shape I created so they were less defined and placed a sparkly shade of silver shadow in the middle. Adding little bit of liquid winged eyeliner, this was the final look I got.
    Hot damn once again! Not only was this look super simple it was just the right amount of darkness around my eyes to make them pop. To add just a bit more to this look, I'd also add a highlighting color under my brow bone and a nude tan across my crease just to make the darker shades stand out. Hack number two is a total yes!

    3. Liquid Liner? Are you Sure?

    For my third smokey eye quickie, I went with Beauty Blogger Zukreat's video. In it, she uses a combo of black and brown shades to make her blue eyes look stunning.

    Because I didn't have the exact shadows she used in her video, I used the best beauty dupes from my own palettes. The basic idea was to put three different shades of brown on top of thick, black liquid eyeliner in order to create layered, smokey effect.
    Smokey EyeOnce I put the insanely thick amount of liner on my lids, I started to feel skeptical. Would I actually be able to cover those bold lines with a shadow? Would it really be that quick?

    Nope, it most certainly wasn't. Unless you want to be blending for years, I wouldn't recommend using a liquid liner at all. If you want to try this look, try using a pencil on your lid with a liquid liner on the corners to create your wing. No matter how dark of a shadow I used, I couldn't make the liner blend in with the rest of my shadow. I was getting super frustrated, using more and more shadow and it was going everywhere. Needless to say, I had some bad dark circles.
    smokey eyeWhen all was said and done, I looked like I was on some serious drugs. I am used to wearing a pretty heavy amount of makeup but this was way too much. Maybe Taylor Momsen would have been digging on this look, but I totes was not a fan.

    Number three needed some intense adjustments.

    What I learned from this whole experience was this: The simpler, the better for your smokey eye and be sure to smudge the crap out of it.

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    I don't think that anyone here is a stranger to the many joys having a smartphone can yield.

    Want to make a call, send a text, surf the web, AND edit your photos at the same time? Well, with a smartphone you can...and it's AWESOME!
    However, not everyone grew up in a technological age and knows how to navigate these gadgets. For this generation, it's second nature - we can practically text message in our sleep, with our toes if we have to. But what about the older generations?

    Not knowing how to use a smartphone doesn't just mean that you miss out on the latest emojis, it also can mean not knowing how to access emergency services or contacting help when you need it.

    This is why and AARP Foundation have teamed up, for the third year, to bring us Grandparents Gone Wired, an annual campaign that encourages young people to pass their technological expertise onto their grandparents and other senior citizens.

    From now until January 31, you can sign up for the campaign and receive tips that will help you learn how best to teach your grandparents about the devices that are available to them.

    BUT WAIT...there's more...

    Signing up for the campaign and uploading a photo of you with your grandparent makes you eligible to win a $10,000 scholarship!
    So what are you waiting for? Grab your grandparents (or a friendly senior citizen), grab that smartphone, and let's get teaching!

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    Beautiful golden girlWe have a confession to make: We're kind of obsessed with highlighters. Usually we wouldn't share the secrets behind our most coveted skin-perfecting looks but we could no longer keep this one in.

    Not only does highlighter make your skin look forever young, it gives you the glowy, dewy look of an angel come to grace the planet with her beauty skills. Highlighter will manipulate and bend light in whichever way you choose, transforming darker areas on your skin and heightening your features.

    Yeah, it's a serious lethal makeup weapon.

    Because highlighter is just about the best product you can have in your kit, we've decided to name it a beauty essential. No, we have no real authority to give highlighter such a title but we're starting a new trend here, people! And in case you don't believe us, we're giving you four solid reasons you should pick some up at the nearest beauty counter.

    Did we mention it's the reason Kim K looks so good?

    Loving this gorgeous glow on @roseandben! She used sun beam & high beam to get this flawless strobe ✨ #benefit

    A photo posted by Benefit Cosmetics US (@benefitcosmetics) on

    1. To Get Rid of Dark Circles

    Whether you're using a highlighter with a touch of sparkle or simply creating the brightening effect with a concealer slightly lighter than your skin tone, highlighter has all the power to get rid of discolorations. We love popping some highlighter under our eyes in a simple V shape like a little spotlight for our peepers. By doing this, you focus light and attention on that part of your face, instantly brightening it and deflecting away any darkness that you may naturally have there.

    Ehem, the effect is called contouring.

    2. To Make Your Lips Bigger

    Bet you didn't know that you can highlight your lips, did you? If you haven't tried the ombre lip trend it's perfect for creating a brightening effect. By choosing a nude or light lipstick shade to put in the center of your lips and then surrounding it by a darker color you create the illusion that there is a natural highlight in the center of your lips. The result? It instantly adds volume, making lips look fuller.

    Even just a dusting of subtle glitter to the center of your lips can add a touch of brightness that will plump up your pout!
    Want to know why JLO always looks like she just stepped out of heaven? Why Kylie Jenner always seems to be a tad luminescent? Highlighter, people! Adding it under your eyes (like we said), to the center of your forehead, and your chin will make you look like an other-worldly being of radiance. Even without using a bronzer for a full contour, highlighter will still add depth and focus attention away from flaws.

    4. To Make Your Features More Slender

    It sounds silly to try and make your face look skinnier but adding highlighter in strategic places will accentuate any definition your face naturally has, making areas look more sculpted and yes, thinner. Putting highlighter under your eyes and just above your cheeks will make your cheek bones look lifted, for example. Popping some right in the center of your nose with a little bit of bronzer to frame it will also make your nose more slender.

    Have we convinced you yet? If not, try either Benefit Watt's Up ($30, Ulta) or the more drugstore friendly product, E.L.F. Shimmering Facial Whip ($1, E.L.F.)and you'll be a believer. But don't worry, it'll be our little secret.

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    german supermarket commercial fake deathWe're suckers for a tear-jerker commercial...but this new German supermarket holiday ad had us feeling a new level of sad. Then there was a major plot twist, which left us with oh-so-many conflicted feels.

    Watch the commercial spot for German supermarket Edeka, where we see a man spend many holiday seasons alone, as his children tell him they can't make it home.

    The image of the man alone is sad in itself. But then...each of his children are notified that their father has died. It's a total one-two punch.

    But they're not done...the children come home dressed in black to discover...he had faked his death! His reason for the rather sneaky prank? "How else could I have brought you all together?," he tells them.

    It all ends well, thankfully. But wow, what a roller-coaster of emotions.

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    The Voice - Season 9One look at Gwen Stefani's performance on the Voice Monday will tell you exactly why Blake Shelton couldn't stop gushing over it.

    The former No Doubt singer looked stunning as she took the stage in a white and sheer gown and gave an emotional performance of "Used to Love You" in front of a picturesque backdrop of white trees enveloped in a white fog.

    Once her performance was over, Blake gave her a standing ovation and tweeted about it too, writing, "Wow... @gwenstefani.... Such an amazing performance. #respect." He also gave her props before the show even began telling Entertainment Tonight, "I'm thankful for Gwen for tons of reasons, but mostly because she makes us all look a whole lot better on this show," Blake said.

    The country crooner added that he couldn't wait for fans to see what Gwen was going to wear for her performance. "Wait til you see!," he continued. "I saw what she's going to be wearing for this performance tonight, it's stunning. It's so beautiful." He was so right.

    And if she looked emotional during the performance, there was a reason. The song was inspired by her divorce from her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale. Gwen opened up about the song last month telling On Air With Ryan Seacrest, "This is all bittersweet. The night that it came out, I think I cried the whole night. I was like, 'I think I going to have to cry the whole night because I'm so happy, but it came out of something so horrible, so how does that work?'"

    Since she dropped the single, "Used to Love You" has risen to number seven on the Apple Music Charts this week. We're happy to see that in spite of what Gwen has gone through, she not only has found a new love in Blake, but even more success with her music as well.

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    Young woman wearing fur coat and diamond rings, close-up, mid sectionOur list of beauty obsessions for this season has been pretty lengthy, but right at the tippy top of that list is jewel tones. We were first given a taste this fall, adding ruby hues to our lips for a timeless, berry-stained pout and now we are positively hooked. As a result, we're carrying our obsession over to winter, complementing all of our new, bundled-up styles and holiday party fashions with this glitzy glam palette.

    And we're bejeweling everything. No, not in the way we used to bejewel our cell phones circa 2005. This look is a lot more luxe.

    Eye Jewelry

    If there is one place jewel tones really shine (pun fully intended) it's on our eyes. There are so many amazing jewel palettes out there that offer us rich emeralds, ruby reds, luminescent sapphires and bold purples but one of our favorites that came out recently is Urban Decay Vice 4 palette.
    Urban Decay Vice4

    Filled with a series of bold, shimmery shadows Urban Decay Vice 4 ($60, Macy's) will make your eyes look like they're worth a fortune! Urban Decay is known for its highly pigmented, creamy shadows that are absolutely bullet proof and the Vice collection is no exception. As far as our favorite shades, Beat Down (a royal blue), Underhand (a deep burgandy), 1985 (a bold purple) and Pandemonium (a darker purple) practically define what it means to be jewel toned.

    But if you're looking for something a little bit less expensive, NYX always delivers.

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    The Smokey Palette ($7.50, NYX Cosmetics) is great for a night time look that mixes all of our favorite smokey shades with that jewel touch. We recommend using the royal blue or deep purple as your accent color on your lids, or pop on some of the sparkly silver to take your look up a notch. No need for liner! Jewel toned shadows speak enough on their own that adding a liner could make the look overwhelming.

    How to Get the Look

    We've given you the tools, now what should you do with them? Fortunately, there are some wonderful tutorials out there for all your jewel tones need that offer some serious #inspo.

    Beauty Blogger Shaaanxo really knows how to make the most of her jewel toned shadows, blending them all together for an ombre of color! Starting off with a shimmery pink, Shannon puts it right in the middle of her lid working it slightly out. Then she takes a ruby tone, blending it with that first pink shade for a seamless transition. Finally, with a deep purple, Shannon completes the outer corner of her lids and adds a light gold shadow to her tear ducts. Just a touch of liner applied to the lash lines brightens up the eyes and makes her false lashes stand out. And that's all it takes!

    Alison Wilburn decides to work more with purple and sapphire tones for a smokey effect. Starting off with a deep purple, Alison applies the color all over her lid and blends a lighter purple around her crease. Then, she takes a shade of shimmery blue and puts that right in both corners of her lids, blending them together with a lighter, glitter purple in the middle. Alison takes the original purple shade from her lids and applies it under her lash line, with a bit of the shimmery blue shade and finishes the look with a creamy liner pencil applied to her waterline and a bold mascara to define her lashes.

    Give Your Lips the Luxe Look

    Don't forget to give your lips some jewel toned love! If you don't want to commit to intense shadow, or you're looking more for a daytime look, jewel toned lipstick is perfect for just the right amount of umph.
    MAC Cosmetics lipstick

    MAC lipstick in the shade Diva Antics ($17, MAC Cosmetics) is a vampy, ruby shade for when your regular red lipstick just doesn't seem to cut it. Like all of MAC's lipsticks, the formula will last you all day and apply smoothly.

    But if you want something even darker (and a little more wallet friendly) Maybelline also has something to offer.
    Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color

    Maybelline Color Sensation Lip Color in this intense shade of berry ($5.22, Target) is just what you need to make a statement when the rest of your makeup is subtle. And with a creamy, honey-based formula this lipstick will keep your lips soft and delicious all day!

    Do we have any jewel converts in the house?

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    Taylor Swift '1989' World Tour - SydneyNeed another reason to think Taylor Swift is a saint? She just gifted her 1989 World Tour crew the sweetest gift ever.

    The singer went to Instagram to show how awesome she is, taking her 125-member band and crew on vay-cay. We know, we do we nab that job?

    "So stoked to be able to take my band and crew on a vacation at the end of a long and wonderful tour. For all their hard work this year, they really deserve it," she wrote.

    "Thank you to Hamilton Island for taking such great care of 125 of the people who work tirelessly to make sure the 1989 World Tour stage gets built, the lights are on, the costumes are made, the guitars are tuned, and the show goes on."

    The singer, who recently spent time with her family in New Zealand, is currently touring in Hamilton Island in Australia so that's where they are. She has six shows in Oz later this month.

    Taylor is reportedly celebrating her birthday on December 13 in the area, too. Don't think it's going to be a banger like her party like year, though.

    "It'll be a quiet one this year," she promised on Instagram.

    Treating her crew members to a getaway isn't the only sweet thing she's done lately. She recently stopped a fan walking down the street, wearing one of her concert t-shirts, for a selfie.

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    If Kylie Jenner decides to stop posting about her personal life on Snapchat, we'd miss the heck out of her, but we'd kind of understand it.

    The 18-year-old is a loyal dog owner and when she posted this video of two of her three Italian Greyhounds, Bambi and Norman, over Thanksgiving weekend, people full-on freaked over Bambi's thin frame and accused her of not feeding her dog. Apparently, a concerned fan even contacted Animal Control about it.

    First, a rep for the Italian Greyhound Club of America said Bambi looks fine and told TMZ that the dog looks fine and reiterated that Italian Greyhounds are supposed to be thin, that's how they're bred.

    As if that wasn't enough to put it to rest, Los Angeles County Animal Control did an investigation and even they determined that Kylie's dog is fine. "The breed is a lean breed of dog. Sometimes photos can be deceiving," their deputy director told The Huffington Post. "People see slight ribs in a photo and think 'Oh my god,' but in this case, there's no neglect, and we're more than satisfied that the animal is being properly cared for."

    They also informed them that Bambi IS receiving medical treatment for a condition related to her small frame. So, Kylie is taking BETTER than good care of her dog, thank you very much.

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    Everybody loves a good proposal story - and this one doesn't disappoint. It's got everything: romance, drama...and some damn perfect timing.

    During a trip to Disney World in March 2013, Patrick De Nicola popped the question on Splash Mountain. The pic snapped the perfectly timed moment and we can't get enough of it.

    Patrick described how he and his now wife are huge Disney fans, explaining, "She knew that I had bought a ring, so the only thing I had left was the element of surprise." He added, "I knew what her favorite ride was, and I knew that the last place she would expect me to pop the question was the drop...The Disney Cast Members helped with everything. It was perfect."

    His wife Annie wrote about the magical moment in a blog post for Magical Day Weddings, explaining: "Right as we ascended to the top of the big drop, Patrick got all giggly and took the ring box out of his pocket, and asked me to marry him just before we dropped!"

    She added, "He had timed it perfectly - the photo snapped and got my reaction of laughing, crying, while also getting soaked. I said 'Yes, of course!' when we reached the bottom and put on my beautiful ring."

    And guess where they got married? Disney World, of course!

    My wife and I have always been huge Disney fans. We both grew up going every year. She knew that I had bought a ring, so the only thing I had left was the element of surprise. I knew what her favorite ride was, and I knew that the last place she would expect me to pop the question was the drop... The Disney Cast Members helped with everything. It was perfect.

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    Just when we thought we'd seen every creative proposal possible, this guy busts out the lobster costume and we're excited about yet another stranger's engagement!

    "Last Monday morning, as I was prepping my classroom for the day (at Piper Preschool), I received a call from my boss wondering if I'd mind reading a story to the kids while they recorded me for 'marketing purposes,'" the woman wrote in the video description.

    "They told me the book I'd be reading was written by a friend of theirs," she continued. "What they didn't tell me was that their "friend" was my boyfriend, Joe Graceffa, and that he had written and illustrated the book with a surprise ending just for me."


    There is actually a longer 4-minute version of the video that you can watch here if you want. Even though we obviously already know what happens, it's still cute seeing the whole thing.

    Congrats, you two!

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  • 12/03/15--07:23: Learning How to Forgive
  • Mixed race woman holding You get into a major fight with your best friend, and maybe she is to blame and is the wrong one in this situation. Although she apologized numerous times, your anger and coldness toward her for a day turns into two days, which turns into a week, and now it's been a month and you haven't spoken one word to your bestie. Reflect on this feeling for a minute. It's crappy.

    Not forgiving someone is sort of a pride thing. We want to stand by how we feel because we know we are right in the situation, and the other person is wrong. Forgiving someone feels like giving in sometimes to someone's wrongdoing. Maybe we find some sort of pleasure out of having that person constantly text/call us while we continue to dodge them.

    According to the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, forgiveness is defined as the act of consciously deciding to let go of resentment or vengeance toward another entity who has harmed you in some way. Forgiveness does not mean having to condone the wrongdoing committed against you. Forgiveness is not only toward the other person, but it has mental benefits for you as well.
    1. You're out of the "cranky pants, ready to snap at everyone" mode.
    When you're constantly angry at someone, it has effects on our heart and blood pressure. WebMD reported that those who hold onto anger have increased facial muscle tension and heart rate pressure. When you forgive, it immediately de-stresses you and sends a wave of relief over you.

    2. We can let go.

    The saying "forgive but don't forget" isn't that helpful either. Along with forgiving someone, it is crucial to try to put the incident in the back of your mind. Keeping it present in your mind and not letting it go will do you no good. You'll never feel completely comfortable or happy with the person if this incident remains floating in your head.

    3. Helps relationship get stronger

    By forgiving a loved one and expressing your feelings on why/how they hurt you, it could only lead to strengthening your relationship and allowing you to both to grow. Communication is key in any relationship and by forgiving by communicating the person's wrongdoing to them, your relationship can only get better from there.

    4. Being a forgiving gal could prevent stress in the future.

    Being a forgiving type of person and having the trait of forgiveness is awesome to have. Obtaining this trait predicts positive mental and physical health according to a study in the Journal of Health Psychology. Who doesn't want a lifetime of good health?

    We all have our moments of being angry at someone and finding difficulty in forgiving them. Let that wall down and communicate with this person. I admit that I, too, need to follow this advice. Some are more willing to forgive than others, and strive to be one of those people! I promise it will help you in the long run.

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    It's clear when celebs pose for Paper, they come to make a statement.

    Kim Kardashian almost broke the internet last year when she posed butt naked for the mag's Nov. 2014 cover, and now Paris Hilton is doing the same, wrapped in a butt-baring Hood by Air jumpsuit for her spread in the Winter 2015 edition.

    While she's covered up in a white, furry MaryMe-JimmyPaul dress on the cover of the mag, the former reality star stripped all the way down for her spread inside of it, showing off her bod (and her boobs) in a black mesh bodysuit, then baring her chest in a Dora Abodi black leather top and black Wolford leather briefs.

    She's covered up in a couple of the shots though, giving high fashion glam in a green Rick Owens dress and silver Charlotte Olympia pumps and slaying in a cut-out black Mugler leather dress and black mesh Gianvito Rossi (we are living for that look).

    In addition to her spread, the singer and DJ also did a cover story for the mag, chatting about everything from her plans for 2016 and whether she's ever used an online dating site.

    As for whether she's ever found a bae online, Paris said she's never used an online dating site, adding, "I would be too scared of stalkers. I've heard some crazy stories from my friends!" And she hasn't done anything too crazy this year, but it did sound pretty exciting.
    When asked about her craziest moment this year, Paris said, "I lived in Ibiza from May to September and performed every Saturday night at my Foam & Diamonds party at Amnesia. I also toured throughout the week, playing all around the world." Total dream life.

    She's going to keep all that going next year, and we totally don't blame her. Paris's plans for 2016 include more touring as a DJ and more music, among other things, she said. "I'll be continuing to tour as a DJ and create new music, as well as opening new stores and expanding my cosmetics line and products globally," she continued. "I'm also opening another one of my real estate properties in the Philippines."

    Paris might not be in the spotlight as much as she was years ago, but she not slowed down on continuing to build her empire. We love it.

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    Two pretty women amused by images on their smartphonesUnfortunately, we live in a society that places far too much emphasis on appearance, and with the emergence of social media, attacking a person's looks has become even more rampant. But a teen in Canada isn't here for the cyberbullying and decided to call out some students at her school who created a cruel online poll that named the "ugliest girls."

    After Lynelle Cantwell read the harsh anonymous comments left on the social media site, she posted a response on her Facebook page that has since gone viral, perhaps because it contains a message about self-acceptance that we all need to hear.

    To the person that made the "ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth" ask.FM straw poll. I'm sorry that your life is so...

    Posted by Lynelle Cantwell on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    "To the person that made the "ugliest girls in grade 12 at hth" ask.FM straw poll. I'm sorry that your life is so miserable that you have to try to bring others down," she wrote. "To the 12 people that voted for me to bring me to 4th place. I'm sorry for you too. I'm sorry that you don't get to know me as a person. I know that i'm not the prettiest thing to look at. I know i have a double chin and i fit in XL clothes. I know i don't have the perfect smile or the perfect face. But i'm sorry for you. Not myself."

    Lynelle ended with this gem: "Just because we don't look perfect on the outside does not mean we are ugly. If thats your idea of ugly then i feel sorry for you. Like seriously? Get a life."

    Preach, Lynelle. We couldn't agree more. With constant pressure on girls to look model perfect at all times, it's pretty damn awesome to witness a teen like Lynelle who exhibits enough strength to go against the grain, even when mistreating others appears to be the popular thing to do.

    Not only was her Facebook message mature, intuitive and spot-on, it gives a voice to girls who have been temporarily silenced by their struggles with confidence and body image issues.

    Kudos, Lynelle! Keep representing for unapologetic girl bosses everywhere.

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    Naturally, Kendall Jenner is the type of beauty that will make you take a second look.

    It's her captivating full brows, sleek raven tresses, and perfect pout that makes the babe's selfie game strong, and arguably one of the most coveted supermodels around.

    But isn't it ironic that the signature look that's landed her on runways for top fashion houses, like Chanel and Marc Jacobs, and stunning editorials for Vogue is transformed to the point that we don't even recognize Kenny anymore? Instead, we've seen an array of interpretations of her face that would even make the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan say, "Hey, Kendall! Is that you?" Yes, it's really that drastic.

    We aren't talking about a simple makeover. We mean edgier, softer, and everything in-between transformations that make her look like a totally different human being.

    Take a look at the top 11 jaw-dropping beauty moments from the gorgeous It girl.

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