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Cuffing season is over, and breakup season is here. Snopes confirms that more couples split in January and February than any other time of year, so if you didn’t get your heart broken over the holidays, you might soon. If you or one of your friends has recently gone through a breakup, we have the perfect solution: Jennifer Wright’s new-ish book It Ended Badly: 13 Of The Worst Breakups In History.If you’ve ever sent a few too many drunk texts to your ex (guilty) or been...
Fighting a cold? This year, skip the drugstore and DIY a remedy using items you have right at home. Raid your spice cabinet and herbal tea stash to make these tasty drops that are perfect for calming coughs and soothing sore, scratchy throats.    What You’ll Need: (Yields 6 to 7 dozen cough drops)  ½ cup strong herbal tea   1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup honey  ½ to ¾ tsp. peppermint extract, to taste A candy thermometer, or cup of very cold water 2 to 3 cups powdered sugar, or silicone  candy molds  Instructions: 1. Prepare a strong...
New Year’s and resolutions go hand in hand. The dawn of a new year is a siren call to lose fifteen pounds, rock a new ’do, or change our relationship status. The trouble with resolutions—besides the fact that we usually break them in like, a minute—is that they are based on the belief that we are not enough. We aren’t thin enough, pretty enough, loved enough.I call bullshit.Starting from a place of lack is like cruising dark alleys for approval. You’ll always need another fix,...
Once the domain of amateurs, gutter punks, and, um, prisoners, stick and poke tattoos—created using nothing but a handheld needle and ink—are now a swoon-worthy art form, and ladies are leading the DIY way.  Stick and poker Talia Migliaccio, 20, says the biggest misconception about this style is that hand-poke artists create “shitty, small tattoos.” When in reality, she and other female artists like Tati Compton, McKenzie Porritt aka MKNZ, and Sarah March are inking gorgeous, intricate designs. Migliaccio gained a cult following through her dreamy Instagram page, showcasing her delicate,...
Mel Shimkovitz Actor/Artist/Writer/Partier LOS ANGELES, CA Transparent star Mel Shimkovitz has us transfixed with her "elegant masculine" style -- her Instagram handle is even macho_mel. Mel filled us in on her childhood alter ego Marvin, her "midcentury-Jewish-gentleman-rancher" aesthetic and her best style advice. When did your style evolution begin? When I was very young, I took on an alter ego named Marvin, and I was allowed to go to school as Marvin on Fridays up until I was nine. That was the inception of Macho Mel style. I...