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Your Everything Guide to Bodysuit Shopping (for Any Body Type)Your Everything Guide to Bodysuit Shopping (for Any Body Type)

Few things are more frustrating than trying to tuck in a shirt that just won’t cooperate. Maybe it’s so short it falls out of your high-waisted pants every time you take a couple steps. Or even worse—maybe it’s so billowy and full of fabric your skinny jeans start looking lumpy the second you tuck it in.

We’ve all been there, and yet, we persevere. Because let’s be real, some outfits just don’t look as good with the shirt untucked. But we don’t want to persevere—we shouldn’t have to. And in the times when we’re at our most fed up, we can always rely on a tried-and-true favorite: the bodysuit.

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Bodysuits are, arguably, the greatest fashion trend we’ve seen since 2010. (And they’re inarguably our favorite trend of the last decade.) They’re simultaneously stylish, comfortable and convenient—plus, they’re versatile as hell.

The only problem: Shopping for bodysuits can a serious challenge. They come in standard sizes—small, medium and large—but don’t always take into account other differences. People with long torsos need longer bodysuits; people with small busts and wide hips need something that somehow fits both dimensions at once; and so on.

Plus, don’t even get us started on the panty-line situation.

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But our passion for bodysuits is endless—so endless, in fact, that we’ve pulled some of our favorite bodysuit styles from online stores far and wide and compiled them into a helpful (shoppable!) size guide for you to peruse. Just flip through the slideshow, find your body type and shop away.

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In a scene from the current season of The Bachelorette, Garrett Yrigoyen, a Nevada sales rep with deep brown eyes and a scruffy jaw, is teaching Becca Kufrin how to perform a football tackle. They’re standing a few feet apart in a dim, wood-paneled shop outside of Ventura, California, when Kufrin, a Minnesota publicist with shiny brown hair and big, doe-like eyes, rushes toward him, scoops her hands underneath his butt and lifts him in the air for a few seconds. Moments later, they’re making out. “That’s the way a date should go,” Yrigoyen tells a producer in a later interview.

The scene, from the third episode of season 14 of the franchise (which airs its finale on August 6), is a classic example of Bachelor-fan bait. The music, the low lights, the romantic zoom in on Kufrin and Yrigoyen as their hands caress each other’s faces were all meant to make the audience’s hearts pitter-patter and cement Yrigoyen as the front-runner among 28 men competing for Kufrin’s love. But for many in Bachelor Nation, the scene was far from sweet.

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Photo: ABC/Paul Hebert.

Two weeks earlier, Ashley Spivey, a contestant on season 15 of The Bachelor, called Yrigoyen out for liking several Instagram memes featuring fat-shaming, transphobia, xenophobia and other hateful attitudes, including one calling a Parkland shooting survivor a “crisis actor” and another using Caitlyn Jenner’s pre- and post-transition pictures as restroom door images. It didn’t take long for the news to reach the front pages of Us Weekly and People, and soon, almost everyone in the Bachelor franchise’s 5 million (or more) viewership knew of Yrigoyen’s behavior.

Both Kufrin and Yrigoyen released statements soon after. Yrigoyen apologized for his likes and called them “not a true reflection” of him or his morals, while Kufrin urged fans to “stay open” and not let the scandal cloud their judgement. But it was too late. The damage was already done. Yrigoyen, a fast fan favorite from episode one who received the coveted first-impression rose (typically a sign that he would make it far, if not win the competition), was now seen as slimy and inauthentic. His sweet, small-town persona that made Kufrin blush on dates and gush in interviews didn’t align with real-world facts that had come to light for the audience. The Bachelorette continued to push Yrigoyen as a front-runner, but the narrative that Kufrin, a vocal liberal and Hillary Clinton supporter, would fall for a conservative like Yrigoyen was hard to believe. What was even harder to believe was that the audience would fall for him too.

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The Bachelor franchise began almost 20 years ago when the first season of The Bachelor aired in 2002. The show was an instant success, but it wasn’t until around three-quarters of the way through that the contestants were no longer seen as simply reality stars, existing within the two-hour confines of the show’s storyline, but as celebrities themselves. They earned magazine covers, became Instagram influencers and were stalked by the paparazzi and media who sought to expose every dark and dirty secret, especially if it contradicted what fans saw on screen. Viewers no longer had only the information that Bachelor producers curated for them, but also a sea of spoilers—some that were meant to be aired later; some that were never meant to make it to TV—that would influence their opinions. The Bachelor became the success it wanted it to be, but in a world where social-media receipts are readily available and someone’s criminal history is a few clicks away, The Bachelor became too big for producers to control.

Now, in season 14 of The Bachelorette, the struggle to avoid spoilers and outside information is more evident than ever. Before season 14 aired, TMZ published a grainy picture of Kufrin kissing her winner in the finale. Soon after, pictures leaked of one of Kufrin’s front-runners on a date with one of her close friends on Bachelor in Paradise, the show’s spin-off where eliminated contestants find love with other castoffs, spoiling a major storyline. And, most infamously, two weeks after Yrigoyen’s Instagram likes went viral, Reality Steve, a Bachelor spoilers site, reported that Lincoln Adim, another contestant on Kufrin’s season, was a registered sex offender and convicted of sexually assaulting a woman on a cruise ship in 2016. Adim, who was eliminated a couple weeks later, wasn’t invited to the show’s “Men Tell All” special, and the show never addressed the scandal on TV, though Chris Harrison, The Bachelorette’s host, was later pressed about the issue in a Glamour interview. “What he did was illegal and against the law, so that is a very easy call,” Harrison told Glamour.

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In spite of all that, The Bachelor has a history of using a contestant’s past to bolster its ratings. In season 13 of The Bachelorette, starring Rachel Lindsay, contestant Lee Garrett was exposed tweeting racist and homophobic comments, such as, “What’s the difference between the NAACP and the KKK? Wait for it…One has the sense of shame to cover their racist ass faces.” But unlike Yrigoyen, who has yet to respond to his social media misbehavior on The Bachelorette, Garrett was confronted on the show’s finale, with Lindsay, the franchise’s first Black bachelorette, saying, “I’d be more than happy to give you a Black history lesson and a lesson on women’s rights.”

There’s a clear difference between Garrett and Yrigoyen: Garrett was never a front-runner. He was a clear plant cast by producers to create racial drama on TV. His tweets fell in his narrative as a racist, so it made sense that the producers would milk them in the show’s finale. Yrigoyen, however, has always been one of Kufrin’s endgames. Being exposed as a bigot was never supposed to be part of his storyline. Yrigoyen was supposed to be the man that Bachelor Nation fell in love with and rooted for. Now his reputation is tainted and ever since, the show has been on an apology tour to reverse that.

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Monday, August 6 is the finale of season 14 of The Bachelorette, in which Kufrin will choose either Yrigoyen or Blake Horstmann as her future husband. If she does choose Yrigoyen, it’s hard to say if they will address the criticism head-on (even Harrison didn’t give a clear answer to whether there will be an on-air apology), as a Bachelor couple rooted in scandal isn’t exactly the foot producers want to end the season on. It’s unclear if Yrigoyen will ever be able to shed his hateful past completely. But what is certain is that he’s not the first unintentional scandal to face The Bachelor franchise, and considering the show’s rising phenomenon, he won’t be the last.

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Wedding Trend Alert: Suspended Flowers for Total Fairy Tale VibesWedding Trend Alert: Suspended Flowers for Total Fairy Tale Vibes

I’m not married—and I’m not planning on getting married any time soon—but even I can’t resist scrolling through Pinterest‘s wedding tag every now and then. It’s like a fairytale I can live vicariously through—a fantastical world full of beautiful things and food and clothing. And at this point, the practice of perusing the wedding page is so enjoyable for me it’s basically therapeutic.

Though I’m most apt to admire seemingly delicious cakes or ornate vintage rings, a different kind of trend has caught my eye lately: suspended flowers, which are really just wedding floral arrangements hung from the ceiling.

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I’ve never been the kind of person who has strong opinions about wedding flowers. I’ve actually considered (eventually) getting married in the desert, because I like the idea of creating such a stark juxtaposition between delicate, intricate bridal decor and the rough, sand- and cactus-filled landscape. But now that I’ve been exposed to suspended flowers, I’m low-key reconceptualizing my whole fantasy.

Flowers are undeniably beautiful, and when you suspend them from the ceiling, they somehow become even more so. There’s something about the idea of looking up and seeing a sky full of flowers that’s not just unexpected, but downright dreamy. It seems like the kind of thing that should be reserved for storybooks, but I’m so glad it isn’t.

Plus, on a more practical note, a strategically placed canopy—floral or otherwise—can make any space feel cozier and more intimate.

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Whether you’re getting married sometime soon or not, lose yourself in the following 17 photos of suspended flowers. And dream of of all the cascading flowers you’ll hang at your wedding—or just like, an incredible party you’ll throw—someday.

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If you’ve ever looked for an excuse to wear a blazer to a bar, Bella Hadid just gave it to you. OK, let’s be real, you’ve never looked for an excuse to wear a blazer to a bar. No one has. But after seeing Hadid’s latest ensemble, you’re gonna want to.

Last night, the 21-year-old model took to the streets of New York City in a going-out ensemble I could only dream of assembling: a red crop top, black high-waisted jeans, a leopard-print belt and a sleek black blazer. She topped her look off with a pair of statement earrings and some tiny sunglasses, because of course she did.

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I’ll be honest: I’m a fashion editor, and even I have trouble coming up with night-out looks. I know I want my outfit to be cute enough to look good in photos, comfortable enough to wear all night long and edgy enough that I still feel like myself. Oh yeah, and I want to look sexy as hell.

The problem is—finding the right balance between these four elements is a serious challenge.

But Hadid did it. Her outfit is comfortable, cute, edgy and sexy all at once, and the key really lies in that damn blazer. Without it, her look is just a crop top, high-waisted jeans and some bangin’ accessories. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still cute, but it isn’t nearly as undeniably chic as the look she put together.

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So the next time you find yourself doubting your Friday night outfit, do what Bella would do, and throw on a blazer. If she can wear it with a crop top, you can certainly wear it with your top of choice. Who knows? It might just be the je ne sais quoi your ensemble needed. And even if it’s not, you’re still the kind of person who’d consider wearing a blazer to a bar—and that’s pretty badass.

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Here’s the deal: I’m a trained chef, professional recipe developer and avid home cook—but even I don’t feel like cooking elaborate, time-consuming recipes all the time. I’m guessing some of you are in a similar boat. Just because you can spend six hours smoking brisketor an entire afternoon piping, baking, filling, sculpting and adorning the perfect croquembouchedoesn’t mean you want to.

That’s why one of my go-to recipes during the summer (and kind of during any season) is a three-ingredient, no-bake cake that’s pretty much impossible to mess up. All you’ll need is Cool Whip, Oreos and some cocoa powder—oh yeah, and a freezer.

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This magical dessert I’m talking about is an icebox cake, which falls somewhere between an ice cream cake and a pugging. It’s essentially just cookie-filled Cool Whip layered with more cookies, and it’s an absolute crowdpleaser.

If you’re turning up your nose at the idea of Cool Whip, I feel you. I used to be a total Cool Whip snob—refusing to use it in favor of hand-whipped cream, instead. But I’ve since realized that it’s much easier to work with than freshly whipped cream, since it holds its volume and texture even after getting mixed with other ingredients. And, Oreos? Well, they make everything better.

To make this super easy Oreo Icebox Cake, you’ll need two 8-ounce tubs of Cool Whip, a 14-ounce box of Oreos, and about ¼ cup of cocoa powder.

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If you want, you can leave the cocoa powder out. I think it makes the icebox cake look and taste more interesting, though.

First, you’ll mix Cool Whip with crushed Oreos in two separate bowls.

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– Crush ⅔ of the Oreos, and leave ⅓ intact.

– Set aside a handful of crushed Oreos to use as topping.

– In one bowl, mix half of the remaining crushed Oreos with 1 tub of cool whip.

– In a second bowl, mix the remaining crushed Oreos, 1 tub of cool whip, and the cocoa powder. (The cocoa powder is what sets the two bowls apart!)

Spread the Cool Whip/Oreo/cocoa powder mixture onto a freezer-safe plate, baking dish, or tupperware container.

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Arrange the uncrushed Oreos in a single layer on top of that.

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Then, spread the Cool Whip/Oreo mixture on top of the cookie layer, and garnish your icebox cake with the crushed Oreos you set aside earlier.

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After about 3 hours in the freezer, the icebox cake will be ready to slice…

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…and totally devour.

This No-Bake Cake Is Nearly Impossible to Mess Up—Even Without a Recipe

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The beauty of this icebox cake is that you can sub in any cookie you want, or add other mix-ins. Once, I used Nutter Butters instead of Oreos, and stirred natural peanut butter into half of the Cool Whip, instead of cocoa powder. Chocolate chip cookies and espresso powder would also make a great combination.

Although you could probably throw together this no-bake cake from memory, here’s a recipe to read over, if you need it.

3-Ingredient Cookies and Cream Icebox Cake

Serves 12

Total time: 3 hours

Active time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 14-ounce box Oreos

2 8-ounce tubs Cool Whip

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Preparation

1. In a large mixing bowl, use a fork or your fingers to crush 2/3 of the Oreos, as finely or coarsely as you like. Set aside a handful of the crushed Oreos to use as a final garnish.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, fold together half the crushed Oreos, 1 tub of Cool Whip, and the cocoa powder.

3. In another medium mixing bowl, fold together half the crushed Oreos and 1 tub of Cool Whip.

4. On a freezer-safe plate, baking dish, sheet pan, or shallow tupperware, spread the Oreo-Cool Whip-cocoa powder mixture in an even layer.

5. Arrange the uncrushed Oreos in an even layer over the Oreo-Cool Whip-cocoa powder mixture.

6. Spread the Oreo-Cool Whip mixture over the Oreo layer.

7. Top with the crushed Oreos you set aside at the beginning.

8. Freeze at least 3 hours, to set.

9. Slice and serve immediately.

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The internet is never short of conspiracy theories, from long-winded explanations about the illuminati to breakdowns about why 9/11 was an inside job. Add celebrities into the mix and the stories become even crazier. We’ve come to know and love stars such as Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and Britney Spears. But what if these world-famous celebrities aren’t who you think they are? What if they’re clones, satanists or even dead?

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Ahead, we’re rounding up the wildest celebrity conspiracy theories we’ve ever heard, from the actress who is apparently illiterate to the singer that might be the grown-up version of a murdered beauty queen. Of course, the likelihood that these stories are true is less than none, but who doesn’t appreciate a good theory once in a while? Check out these theories and marvel at the receipts.

Lea Michele Can’t Read

Theory: Glee actress Lea Michele is illiterate and needs to have her lines recited to her when she’s acting.

Evidence: Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman, hosts of the podcast One More Thing, introduced this theory in March 2018 when they published a 40-minute video explaining why they believe Michele is illiterate. Their evidence includes pictures of Michele at book signings where her pen isn’t touching the paper, Instagrams where the captions are very short or only contain emojis and videos of her playing Cards Against Humanity on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her Glee costars where she appears to struggle writing down her castmates’ names. Hunt and Ackerman argued that because Michele isn’t touching her pen to the paper in book-signing pictures and because her Instagram captions usually consist of only emojis, she can’t write.

They speculated that Michele’s parts or Glee creator Ryan Murphy would have to read her lines to her because she couldn’t read her scripts. Michele has since responded to the theory and shut it down in an interview on Watch What Happens Live. “I got accepted into NYU. It’s the most bizarre thing to happen in my life,” Michele said. Michele also addressed the theory in a tweet, poking fun at its ridiculousness. “Loved READING this tweet and wanted to WRITE you back😛 literally laughing out loud at all this😂 love you!!! 😘❤ ,” Michele tweeted. (Come on, people.)

Avril Lavigne Is Dead and Was Replaced by a Look-Alike

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Theory: Avril Lavigne committed suicide in 2003 and was replaced by a look-alike, a woman named Melissa Vandella, so Lavigne’s record label could continue profiting off her.

Evidence: First introduced by the Brazilian blog Avril Esté Morta, this theory claims that Lavigne died in 2003 and was replaced by an actress who looks almost exactly like her. The theorists’ evidence includes pictures from 2003 and now where the singer’s nose, wrist and birthmarks look ever-so different. (The theorists claim that the look-alike’s birthmarks are tattoos or plastic surgeries to resemble Lavigne’s real marks.)

But the most damning evidence comes in Lavigne’s music, which many believe to be a message from the look-alike, letting fans know that the pop-punk singer is long gone and a look-alike is in her place. “That day you slipped away was the day I found it won’t be the same….. It wasn’t fake/It happened, you passed by,” Lavigne sings in her 2004 song, “Slipped Away.” She continues, “Now you are gone, now you are gone/There you go, there you go/Somewhere I can’t bring you back.” The likelihood that Lavigne is dead and replaced by a clone is highly unlikely, but, man, is it a wild story.

Lorde Is Actually 40 Years Old

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Theory: Lorde is actually 40 years old and faked her age so she could pursue a career as a young pop star.

Evidence: Conspiracy theories about Lorde’s age first emerged in 2014 when she told Rookie magazine that she related to the 1999 film The Virgin Suicides “as a teenager.” “The Virgin Suicides really resonated with me as a teenager. I mean, I am still a teenager,” Lorde said. Many considered the quote to be a slip-up in Lorde’s lie about her age. Given that The Virgin Suicides came out in 1999, that would mean that Lorde would need to be born in the early ’80s to be a teenager, meaning that she would be around 40 today. The theory was only fueled when Lorde told Vanity Fair in 2014, “I’m actually 45.” Of course, the statement was a joke, but it still didn’t stop conspiracists from theorizing about Lorde’s age. The theory became so out of control that the website Hairpin obtained Lorde’s certificate, confirming that she was born on November 7, 1996. Conspiracy theory debunked.

JonBenét Ramsey Didn’t Die and She’s Katy Perry as an Adult

Theory: JonBenét Ramsey, a 6-year-old beauty queen who died in an unsolved murder in 1996, didn’t actually die and grew up to become singer Katy Perry.

Evidence: First introduced in a 2014 video by YouTube conspiracist Dave Johnson, the theory claims that Ramsey’s death was a hoax, so she could grow up and become a pop star under the pseudonym Katy Perry. Johnson didn’t have much evidence to back up the theory, other than Perry’s parents, Keith and Mary, and Ramsey’s parents, John and Patsy, looking somewhat similar to each other. Still, the theory has gone viral and is one of the most well-known in the celebrity-conspiracy-theory world. Though we would love for it to be true, this theory seems far-fetched, given that Ramsey was born in Atlanta while Perry grew up in Santa Barbara, California—or so we’re told.

Beyoncé Is Actually Solange’s Mom

Beyonce and Solange

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Theory: Beyoncé became pregnant and gave birth to a baby when she was young, and her family covered it up by raising her daughter as her sister named Solange.

Evidence: Beyoncé, born in 1981, and Solange, born in 1986, are only five years apart, meaning that Bey would have to be 5 years old when she had her sister. However, theorists claim that Beyoncé wasn’t actually born in 1981, but in 1974, according to a supposed employee for the Department of Health in Texas who apparently unearthed Beyoncé’s birth certificate and discovered that she was born in 1974. Theorists also reference Beyoncé’s friendship with Gabrielle Union, born in 1972, claiming that the two were friends as teenagers.

The theory claims that Beyoncé got pregnant as a teenager, and her parents, Tina and Matthew, covered it up by pretending that the baby was her sister. Some theorists even believe that Tina, Bey’s mom, might also be her sister. If true, the theory assumes that Beyoncé gave birth to Solange when she was around 13, which isn’t impossible but seems unlikely.

Taylor Swift Doesn’t Have a Belly Button

Taylor Swift

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Theory: Taylor Swift doesn’t have a belly button, which is why she wears so many high-waisted outfits to cover up her buttonless belly.

Evidence: There are a lot of conspiracies about Swift—that she and Kanye West faked their 2009 VMAs moment; that she faked her relationship with Tom Hiddleston to cover up that she cheated on Calvin Harris—but one of the most believable (almost) and hilarious is that the singer doesn’t have a belly button, which is why she wears so many high-waisted clothes. There isn’t much evidence other than the hundreds of pictures out there where the waistband of Swift’s bottoms—whether they be skirts, shorts or pants—conveniently (or perhaps strategically?) fall above where her belly button should be. The conspiracy got so out of hand that Swift responded to it in a 2015 Lucky interview.

“I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button, then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit to the midriff thing,” Swift said. “You’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not. I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea. If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that.”

The interview didn’t exactly silence conspiracists. However, what did, was when Swift started going out in two-piece swimsuits where her belly button was in full view. Eh, there’s still the theory that she’s the leader of a satanic cult.

Britney Spears Was an Instrument in the Bush Administration

Theory: Britney Spears was used by President George W. Bush to create a national tabloid frenzy to distract from the Bush administration’s mistakes.

Evidence: The theory is that Spears’s meltdown in 2007, when she shaved her head and attempted to smash a paparazzo’s car window with her umbrella, was a result of years of working as an instrument for the Bush administration to take the heat off the president with distractions about her personal life. Many cite instances, such as Spears driving with her baby in her lap or her divorce with Kevin Federline, as examples of the Bush administration using her to drum up drama to distract from incompetence in the White House. (There’s even a theory that Spears was used by Bush to muster support for invading Iraq.)

Where the theory becomes too far-fetched, however, was when some theorists claimed to have seen Spears in a romantic relationship with Bush’s White House adviser, Karl Rove, in 2002. There’s no photographic proof of the relationship. Plus, the whole theory is darn crazy.

Justin Bieber Is a Lizard

Theory: Justin Bieber is a lizard and transforms into his human form when he’s in public.

Evidence: This theory emerged in 2017 when an Australian site reported (and then deleted) that Bieber was seen by eyewitnesses transforming into a lizard in public, in the daylight. The theory continued when another site claimed that Bieber was a member of a “dominant reptilian Illuminati bloodline,” leading to a 2014 video of Bieber’s eyes changing in court going viral. The video, in which Bieber’s eyes change from dark brown to translucent, is supposedly proof of his reptilian, shape-shifting abilities. Is it true? Probably not. Is it entertaining? Hell, yeah.

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We firmly believe that the best type of bangs is any type of bangs. Hear us out: Bangs are just so… cool (told you we’d have a solid reason), and if you don’t believe us, just ask fashion editor Hilary George-Parkin, who struts into the office every day with bangs a-flyin’, and a billion people “ooh”-ing and “aah”-ing behind her.

MORE: How to Wear a Ponytail with Bangs: 15 Celebrity-Inspired Ways

We’ll admit bangs are kind of high-maintenance, particularly when temps rise above 80 degrees, but in case you haven’t noticed, we’re heading into fall and winter, which means it’ll cool off soon enough (we hope).

So if you’ve been on the fence about finally making the chop (do it), we’re here to persuade you through the use of very pretty, very dreamy and very aesthetically pleasing pictures of bangs.

The Best Types of Bangs for Curly, Straight, Wavy Kinky-Curly Hair

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MORE: A Definitive Guide to Bangs

We’ve rounded up a silly amount of awe-inspiring bangs photos, and then broke them down into five different categories (wispy, curly, blunt, side-swept and parted) to help you pinpoint the exact styles you love and the exact styles you’ll want to show to your hairstylist and say, “Not this.”

A version of this article was originally published in October 2016.

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The Beauty and Wellness Benefits of MushroomsThe Beauty and Wellness Benefits of Mushrooms

Wellness in today’s busy world is all about finding new superfoods with incredible health benefits that pack a nutritional punch as efficiently as possible. Everyone from A-list celebs to holistic health enthusiasts are increasingly turning to the plant world to find natural ways to upgrade their wellbeing from the inside out. We can look to plants to de-stress, detoxify, give us a glowing complexion, strengthen our nails and hair and more. And whether you’re all read up on your latest wellness trends or new to the holistic health world, functional mushrooms should definitely be at the top of your list.

The Benefits

Featuring hundreds of different species, the fungal family is its own genre of superfood. In addition to delivering a variety of essential nutrients, mushrooms offer a host of healing properties, and you can target which types you incorporate into your daily life based on your body and mind’s needs. Culinary mushrooms should be incorporated into a healthy diet, but to tap all the benefits fungi have to offer, look too to adaptogenic (non-toxic) varieties, which have tons of antioxidants and can help restore balance to the body.

According to clinical nutritionist and renowned doctor of natural medicine Josh Axe, the beneficial compounds in adaptogenic mushrooms are great for our overall health, both mentally and physically. They can also support our body as it fights inflammation (injury or infection), as well as oxidative stress, which is an imbalance between the free radicals that damage the body and the antioxidants that repair it.

The Types

If you’ve seen adaptogenic (or functional) mushroom products on the shelves of your local health food store or read some current wellness buzz, you may recognize the names Cordyceps, Reishi, Chaga and Lion’s Mane, four of the most prevalent and accessible superfood mushrooms out there. With one serving, each of these mushrooms can boost your daily nutrient intake in a big way.

Cordyceps

Chinese herbalists have used Cordyceps for thousands of years to fight signs of aging and boost energy. It’s thought to increase mental, physical and sexual performance, as well as support the immune system, balance hormones and combat weakness and fatigue. When you need a pick-me-up to help focus on a big presentation at work, get through a rigorous gym workout or to simply start your day with a sustainable level of energy, Cordyceps is your best bet. When mixed in with coffee (in powder form), it tastes smooth and savory.

Reishi

When you want to chill out, Reishi is the mushroom to turn to, as it helps the body de-stress and can help normalize sleep cycles. It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and is a rare woody fungi originating from Asia. Known as the “King of Herbs,” Reishi is thought to support the immune system and fight viral and bacterial illnesses, thanks to its beta-glucans (immune system-boosting sugars). Studies even indicate that its compounds may help slow the spreading of cancer cells, although more human testing needs to be done to confirm its effectiveness.

According to holistic nutritionist Natasha Upensky, Reishi also helps to balance blood sugar, making it good for diabetic conditions and weight loss. However, since it has a strong, bitter taste, mushroom expert and Four Sigmatic founder Tero Isokauppila recommends mixing it in powder form with a with cacao or coconut drink to improve the taste. Adding Reishi to your bedtime routine can also have a nice relaxing effect.

Chaga

Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees in freezing climates like Russia, Siberia, and Northern areas of North America. Indigenous people in these areas have used them in traditional practices for hundreds of years—in fact, Dr. Axe notes that the name “chaga” is Russian for mushroom. With a super high antioxidant count, Chaga is immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory, stress-reducing, and can aid in digestion, he says. It has an earthy and smooth taste similar to coffee, which makes it a nice alternative to your normal cup of joe if you’re looking for a break from the caffeine with an all-around health-boosting elixir.

Lion’s Mane

Lion’s Mane, used in Japanese and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, is all about mental clarity. It’s known to boost cognitive function, and can therefore help combat anxiety, improve concentration, and support healthy energy levels and mood. While Lion’s Mane is also a culinary mushroom, even in its powdered drink form, it still tastes sweet and savory, almost like mushroom soup.

How to Use

All four of the above mushroom types have a huge range of physical, emotional, and mental benefits—but don’t pick just any type. “Quality is key,” nutritionist Natasha Upensky warns. “It’s important to find a reputable company (such as Four Sigmatic) that sources wild-harvested or organic mushrooms.” Traditionally, she explains, most mushrooms were boiled into tea or soup to preserve as many of their nutrients as possible.

However, in 2018, high-quality dried mushrooms are not so easy to find and not so pleasant to taste. Not to worry, though. Natasha says, “For more exotic medicinal mushrooms, liquid extractions or dried preparations (made using a hot water dual extraction method) in powder or capsule form are more convenient and can be as effective.” Dr. Axe also recommends capsules made of dried, organic, fermented mushrooms (the fermentation process helps break down the components of the mushrooms to improve absorption into the body), or mushroom coffee.

For daily coffee drinkers, mushroom coffee is a good gateway to mushroom supplementation and to reducing your caffeine intake. Mushroom coffee is easier to digest than regular coffee, according to Dr. Axe, as it has a lower level of acidity. Due to the reduced amount of caffeine, it can eradicate some of the negative effects of regular coffee intake, like anxiety and insomnia.

Mushrooms are also a secret weapon in the beauty world. Your overall health directly affects the quality of your skin, so supplementing in mushrooms to reduce stress, improve gut health, and balance hormones (three of the biggest culprits of breakouts and skin irritation) will ultimately support healthy, clear skin. “The same characteristics (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial) that make mushrooms so potent as a food or supplement extend to their use in skincare,” says Natasha Upensky. “Different mushrooms have different skincare benefits: chaga is brightening and anti-inflammatory; Reishi is anti-microbial and anti-aging; and Cordyceps is great for hydration and dermatitis.”

If you’re game to try one or all four of these functional fungi, get started with these 10 top-rated mushroom-infused products.

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The 15 Most Memorable Weddings in Movie HistoryThe 15 Most Memorable Weddings in Movie History

Movie weddings can be romantic and beautiful, but they can also be great failures. Either way, they leave an imprint on our brains as moviegoers. Are you bridezilla or the easy-breezy bride? Do you want a fairy-tale wedding or something completely low-key?

This summer’s Keanu Reeves-Winona Ryder movie, Destination Wedding, had us thinking about some of the most memorable weddings in movie history. Their characters bond over hating the bride, the groom and weddings in general, but weddings in films are often the most significant parts of a movie.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley was the most perfect bride of the 1990s in Father of the Bridefor some movie fans, while others related to Katherine Heigl’s story in 27 Dresses. A film like The Princess Bride is one of the most romantic, while Sex and the City provides a less-than-ideal attempt to get Carrie and Big to the altar.

They are all moments we will never forget for the drama, tears, laughter and joy they bring to the screen. Here are some of the most epic movie weddings that come to mind.

 

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