I’m More Successful Than My Boyfriend

Dear E. Jean: How can we—I’m including most of my girlfriends in this question­—be powerful, successful women and date not-as-successful men? Is it possible to maintain our femininity and earn more money than men and somehow not emasculate them? My girlfriends and I are struggling with this. I think I just lost the love of my life because I can’t find the key to this mystery! I’m working on getting him back, but I need your help!—Lonely at the Top Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Top, My Tomato: A chap…

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20 Cute Fall Haircuts for 2017

In need of a new look but unwilling to chop your hair? Take matters into your own hands with these 20 celeb hairstyles for every length, texture, and skill level. From metallic embellishments to a fresh take on a ’90s classic, your next fall look is right here. Yara Shahidi What can we say, but the double overbraid is still going strong in 2017. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Jourdan Dunn Try this elegant half-do fit for a princess (or a Victoria’s Secret model, same diff). Advertisement – Continue Reading…

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I Know Exactly What Kind of Man I Want to Date. Why Can’t I Find Him?

Dear E. Jean: I live in a vibrant city, I have a job that is stimulating and friends I love, and yet I have trouble meeting men. It’s like I’m caught in a Venn diagram with only a small number of guys in the intersection. I’m an atheist, a feminist, and child-free—important qualities and beliefs that any of my prospective partners must share. I’m also lucky to have an IQ that consistently tests over 140 and would love to find someone similarly lucky. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below I’m completely…

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These Lipstick Destruction Videos Are Seriously Mesmerizing

Instagram @emilydougherty By now, you likely know a bit about ASMR, the “oddly satisfying” hashtag trend creeping into your Instagram Search and Explore page. Typically, the video category covers an array of topics ranging from calligraphy and slime to cake decorating and paint mixing, but Emily Dougherty, ELLE magazine‘s Beauty and Fitness Director, has recently discovered unchartered territory that caters to the beauty-obsessed. Enter: lipstick destruction videos. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Watch this and then keep reading so you know what I’m talking about. How do you feel? Unusually…

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E. Jean Life Advice – Late Night Hook Up Advice

Dear E. Jean: What’s the club etiquette when an attractive guy moves in close and starts petting my hips 10 minutes after he introduces himself to me? I’m not a prude, but I’d like to at least know a guy before he feels me up! Should I tell him off? I’ve tried both ways: Recently when it happened, I told the guy, “Keep your hands to yourself!” and he lost interest. And when a second guy did it, I pretended his hands weren’t on me and he stayed interested. What…

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This Dragon Lipstick Will Help You Live Your Best Khaleesi Life

As fantasy fans reel over yet another season finale of a certain dragon-featuring show, they might want to find ways to keep the fandom alive until season eight comes around in…maybe 2019? And fantasy beauty purveyor Storybook Cosmetics might just have the perfect fandom balm, or rather lipstick—as in, dragon-themed lipstick. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below As reported by HelloGiggles, the brand first reported that they were working on dragon lipstick back in March, announcing, “INTRODUCING our Storybook Cosmetics Dragon Lipsticks! These lipsticks are inspired by all of our fire…

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Interview with Dripkit Coffee Co-Founders Ilana Kruger and Kara Cohen

Modern life means facing decisions again and again. From what to wear to how to address a problem at work, the need to check yes or no is never-ending. Most choices are of the humdrum variety, but some forever change everything that comes after. In an ongoing series titled “All the Difference,” we ask women to think back on a pivotal moment that affected everything. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The majority of modern co-founder stories have their starts in b-school or a single fruitful year of undergrad before pursuing…

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Kate Moss Talks About Calvin Klein Obsessed Perfume Ads

Kate Moss’s ascent to supermodel stardom began in 1993 with Calvin Klein Obsession, a fragrance that traffics in the singular feeling of infatuation. Rather than replicate young romance in a studio, Klein sent an 18-year-old Moss and then boyfriend, 20-year-old photographer Mario Sorrenti, to Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands for 10 days. The couple returned from their trip with hundreds of black and white images, the making of one of Calvin Klein’s most iconic campaigns to date. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below MARIO SORRENTI + COURTESY OF…

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Flat-chested and Can’t Afford Breast Implants

Dear E. Jean: I’ve always been flat-chested, but I had a great figure with a good butt and legs. After giving birth to our baby daughter, I breast-fed and my boobs looked amazing! Now, a year later, I’m back to normal weight, and I have no boobs at all. My husband always said, “Don’t worry, you can have them augmented,” but with the costs of educating our child, feeding her, and finishing my grad degree, we’ll never be able to afford the procedure. I enjoy my life, but I can’t…

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12 Best Hair Dryers For At-Home Blowouts

Best For: Dry, damaged hair Unlike traditional hair dryers that heat up room temperature air, ionic tools like this one generate ionic particles to dissolve the water in your hair, thus trapping in moisture. Bio Ionic Power Diva Pro Style Dryer, $150; sephora.com Advertisement – Continue Reading Below ghd Air Hairdryer Best for: Thick hair Ionic technology is also great for thick hair, since you wouldn’t want to damage your hair during the longer dry-time. Ghd’s latest model, the Air, does just that. ghd Air Hairdryer, $199; sephora.com Advertisement – Continue Reading…

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Fall Home Decor Accessories – How to Refresh Your Apartment

Aug 25, 2017 Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Whether shoebox city apartment or two-car-garage house, your home is the hub where you tackle so much (relaxing, working, and everything in between). As we head into fall, give it the same accessorizing consideration you do yourself, adding or subtracting pieces to make…

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Fall Home Decor Accessories – How to Refresh Your Apartment

Aug 25, 2017 Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Whether shoebox city apartment or two-car-garage house, your home is the hub where you tackle so much (relaxing, working, and everything in between). As we head into fall, give it the same accessorizing consideration you do yourself, adding or subtracting pieces to make…

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Are My Mid-Twenties Too Early for Me to Be Buying an Apartment?

Dear E. Jean: I’m 25 and lucky enough to have been given a not-insignificant amount of money by my family. I have a great job that pays my bills, and I live a pretty normal life—my friends know I’m comfortable, but they don’t know how comfortable. I’ve been looking for a new apartment, and I’m considering buying instead of renting. It’s financially feasible for me—I can easily afford the down payment with the money I’ve inherited, and a mortgage payment would be just slightly more than what I pay in…

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Ask E. Jean – The Get-A-Husband Scheme

Dear E. Jean : I may have just ruined my life for a man. He’s a partner at a white-shoe law firm, with an apartment on Fifth Avenue and a house in the Hamptons. When we first started seeing each other, I was a lawyer in Indianapolis, and we spent a couple of weekends together every month. I realized quickly that nothing would happen for us unless I moved to New York, so I found a position with a Manhattan firm I hated, got an apartment, and now unfortunately, things…

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E. Jean Relationship Advice – Throwing a Big Wedding

Dear E. Jean: I’m engaged. He comes from old money—and all the dust that comes with it. We are planning on having a child, but first we must marry or the child won’t be eligible to receive the family inheritance governed by a trust drawn up more than a century ago. My boyfriend does not like weddings. (He called off a previous engagement because he was traumatized by the over-the-top nuptial arrangements.) He’s the sweetest man in the world, but when I bring up the subject, he will not cooperate,…

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Man Ghosts His Girlfriend And She Becomes His Boss

Ask A Manager is always a good resource for sticky workplace questions, but some days there is such a gem of a question that we all need to quit whatever we were working on and fall deep into its enticing spiral. Today is one such day, and it is brought to you by the letter K for Karma. The question comes from a man, let’s call him Bronathan, who ghosted his ex a decade ago. Boo, but fine, we’ve all done irresponsible stuff in relationships before. Please nobody ask anyone…

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Senator Barbara Boxer: Don’t Compromise in Love

Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For August, Senator Barbara Boxer, author of The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, shares lessons learned over a lifetime in public service. This week, she reveals an early heartbreak and the lesson it taught her. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below My mother taught me that it wasn’t important to have a huge number of “friends” around you. “If you have only one friend, and she…

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10 Best Drugstore Beauty Makeup of 2017

CoverGirl Lashblast Mascara “One of the best pieces of beauty advice I ever got came from Jake Bailey, the late, great makeup artist who worked with Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, too many A-listers to count. He said that instead of buying a $30 mascara every three months, I should buy an $8 mascara every three weeks—and my lashes will look MUCH better for it. His point was that he’d see all his girls run out the door without fully screwing the mascara wand back in the tube (I mean, how…

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What Is Dermaplaning – Why Shaving Is the Hottest Facial Hair Removal Trend

I’ve always wanted to remove all the hair from my face. I contemplated lasers, but because my skin has too much melanin, it could cause hyperpigmentation. Instead I’ve been waxing, tweezing, and Nair-ing for years. That was, until I discovered dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. An aesthetician uses a small, sterile blade while holding the skin taut, swiping the blade in gentle upward motions. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below A few weeks ago, I visited Stacked Skincare…

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My Man Wants Me to Dominate Him

Dear E. Jean: I’m finding myself pursued by a wealthy, proper British banker who is all but begging me to let him be my “loyal, obedient slave.” He is serious. When it comes to sex, he wants me to order him around. He wants to be my “property.” I’m a gentle, romantic woman whose heart is too soft to violently correct the male species with insults and abuse, and frankly, I’m wondering where it all may lead. I just wanted a husband, and somehow I’ve veered off the beaten path…

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7 Best Eyelash Growth Serums Without a Prescription

Sometimes achieving the elephant lashes of your dreams takes more than a tube of killer mascara. But applying falsies every day is incredibly high-maintenance and no one wants to be that girl. Somewhere in between is lash serum, a supercharged elixir that does everything from simply strengthening lashes in order to prevent fallout and help them reach their fullest potential, to actually boosting growth and volume. Givenchy Mister Lash Booster This multi-tasker does the work of a lash-building serum, primer, and clear mascara, plus the applicator works like a mini…

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Everything You Need to Make Last-Minute Eclipse Plans

In case you haven’t heard, there’s an eclipse coming on Monday, August 21st. If you live anywhere in the continental United States, you’ll be able to see at least a partial eclipse from your home, but to get the full experience you’ll need to be inside a narrow path called the “path of totality,” where the moon will completely block out the sun. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below So if you can, you should definitely try to make a trip into that path of totality for yourself. It’ll likely be…

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Learning to Feel Powerful

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below The first time I ever felt powerful, I was five years old and had a mouthful of magnets. I had seen an older kid in the neighborhood wearing braces, and for some misguided reason I decided that if I, too, wore braces, I would be special and metallic and, somehow, powerful. So I took a handful of small magnets from my toy box and stuffed them into my mouth and proudly went up to my mother, saying in a garbled voice, “Look, look, braces!” She…

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This Wine Train Takes You Through America’s Top Vineyards

Napa Valley Wine Tours has made drinking on public transportation just about the classiest thing you could do with your Sunday afternoon. The Northern California railroad track, which was built in 1864 and converted into a wine train in 1989, runs from Napa to St. Helena and back, bringing passengers to famous wineries and serving gourmet multi-course meals along the way, all in the spirit of early travel. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Passengers can dress up for a Murder Mystery themed dinner ride, visit the Castello di Amorosa on…

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The Best Pajamas, Sheets, and Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep

Aug 18, 2017 Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Scientists and the mega-accomplished agree: Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. When considering the material things that go into good slumber, there are the technical (a great mattress and set of sheets, for instance), but the pretty too. Below, every piece you’ll want…

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The Best Pajamas, Sheets, and Mattress for a Good Night’s Sleep

Aug 18, 2017 Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com’s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Scientists and the mega-accomplished agree: Don’t underestimate the power of sleep. When considering the material things that go into good slumber, there are the technical (a great mattress and set of sheets, for instance), but the pretty too. Below, every piece you’ll want…

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Girl Code Rules – E. Jean Tips

Dear E. Jean: Can you clarify the Girl Code? I’ve been finding myself in some questionable situations over the past couple of years that somehow or other always come down to potential violations of the Girl Code. I may be out of it—I’m 28; you’d think I’d have a clue—but what are the rules among girlfriends? What lines shouldn’t be crossed? —Totally Frustrated Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Miss Totally, My Truffle: A crone of 28 should be too experienced to follow anything called the “Girl Code.” Here’s the BLC—Basic…

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What to Bring to Stargaze

Welcome to “The Perfect,” ELLE.com‘s weekly roundup, where we lay out exactly what you’ll need for the perfect outfit, shopping list, Saturday night, or whatever it may be. In a shopping landscape where the options are endless, consider it a complete snapshot of must-haves. Whether you’re somewhere where you see 10 stars or a hundred, the general equation for gazing remains the same (and you can partake in a bit of open-air lounging even if you can’t see a speck of sparkle—they might be invisible, but they’re there). From the…

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