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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Here’s Your 10-Piece Winter Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

Here’s Your 10-Piece Winter Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

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If you’ve been toying around with the idea of a simplified wardrobe, there’s no better time to start than the winter.When I first joined the capsule wardrobe movement last spring, my wardrobe was in a constant state of confusion. I challenged myself to 3 months of little more than 30 pieces of clothing (inspired by Courtney Carver and her #project333), and though I had prepared for an average spring, the weather had other plans. I was dipping in and out of my winter clothes ― putting them back up, only to pull them out again a few days later. Needless to say, it was not the smoothest transition into the capsule lifestyle.Fast-forward to today, in the dead of winter, and I’ve mastered my capsule game. Winter is pretty predictably cold, so it’s easier to focus on warm layers. I have a stu
Glossier Just Dropped Its First-Ever Solution To Acne-Prone Skin

Glossier Just Dropped Its First-Ever Solution To Acne-Prone Skin

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The glossy-faced, dewy-skinned experts at Glossier just dropped a new addition to the skincare-as-makeup retailer’s collection that’s perfect for blemish-prone faces. Aptly named “Solution,” this exfoliating skin perfector is Glossier’s answer to breakouts. Though it is the brand’s “most powerful formula yet,” it’s still surprisingly gentle for an exfoliator, using a light blend of acids to slough dead cells away rather than physical exfoliants like microbeads, grains and other harsh ingredients.  Instead, this concoction uses a combination of alpha hydroxy, beta hydroxy, and polyhydroxy acids that work together to break down the gluey bonds that stick dead skin cell to the healthy ones beneath them. It’s used like a toner ― after cleansing, and before moisturizing. With daily use, Solu
Pregnant Kate Middleton swaps £220 coat for sporty tracksuit on her Wimbledon visit | Style | Life & Style

Pregnant Kate Middleton swaps £220 coat for sporty tracksuit on her Wimbledon visit | Style | Life & Style

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Wednesday 17 January: 2:12 pmKate Middleton has arrived at Wimbledon for her second visit of the day.The Duchess of Cambridge was greeted by children as she visited The Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative at Bond Primary School.Kate wore tight leggings and a white sports jersey, adding fashionable Nike trainers to the look.Wednesday 17 January: 12:20 pmKate Middleton, 35, beamed as she received two teddy bears from ill little girl Ava.Ava, aged nine, who wore a purple Great Ormond Street Hospital jumper, handed the 35-year-old duchess two teddy bears - one in a nurses outfit, and another also wearing a purple jumper.Ava, who has Cystic fibrosis, met the grinning duchess outside of the award-winning children’s hospital. Pregnant Kate then smiled and chatted away with staff at the hospital
Ryan Murphy Defends ‘American Crime Story’ Against Versace Family’s Claims. Family Fires Back.

Ryan Murphy Defends ‘American Crime Story’ Against Versace Family’s Claims. Family Fires Back.

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The debate over the authenticity of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” intensified Wednesday with dueling statements from the show’s executive producer, Ryan Murphy, and the Versace fashion house.  The second season of the FX true crime anthology series explores the murder of fashion designer Versace (played by Édgar Ramírez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss). It’s based on Maureen Orth’s 1999 book about the case, Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History.  On Monday, the Verace family released a statement distancing themselves from the series, saying it had “neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever” in the show, calling it “a work of fiction.”   Murphy, in turn, rebutted those remark
The Real Reason Your Hands Are Always Cold

The Real Reason Your Hands Are Always Cold

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As the “bomb cyclone” known as winter storm Grayson descends upon the east coast, your hands might be feeling a little colder than usual. But if, in general, you feel like your hands are somehow always inside their own personal ice buckets, you’re not alone. It turns out that having perpetually cold hands is a pretty common complaint. And, luckily, it’s probably not something you need to worry too much about. But it is annoying. Essentially, your hands are kept warm thanks to your body’s circulatory system. Warm blood is sent all the way from your heart down to your fingers, and more blood means more warmth. But if you’re out in the cold or if someone sneakily left a window open in your office, your body’s thermoregulation techniques might kick in. One of those strategies is to constri
Sarah Ferguson’s £660,000 jewellery collection – Prince Andrew’s exes royal gems revealed | Style | Life & Style

Sarah Ferguson’s £660,000 jewellery collection – Prince Andrew’s exes royal gems revealed | Style | Life & Style

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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is the former wife of Prince Andrew, the Queen’s youngest son.She is also the mother of Princess Beatrice, 29, and Eugenie, 27.The 58-year-old has a very valuable jewellery collection, courtesy of the Royal Family.What are her gems worth? Grant Mobley, a gemologist and Director at Pluczenik, one of the world’s leading diamantaires gave Express.co.uk his exclusive evaluation. The York Diamond Tiara $300,000 (£220,000)The York Diamond Tiara, given to Sarah Ferguson by the Queen, is one of the few pieces given as a gift and not on loan from Her Majesty. While Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles wore their family tiaras when the married, Sarah’s was made especially for her courtesy of the Queen.Grant said: “This picture-perfect classic is made entir
11 Things We’re Obsessed With This Week, Besides Warmer Weather

11 Things We’re Obsessed With This Week, Besides Warmer Weather

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It’s been a while since our last favorite finds roundup, when we were in the thick of Black Friday and holiday shopping. Now that the gifts are given, our resolutions have been made, and we’re thinking what to get our boo for Valentine’s Day, it’s back to our regularly-scheduled programming of weekly finds we can’t wait to tell you about.Take a look below at our favorite finds of the week:HuffPost may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.async = true; js.src = "https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.4"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'))
Aussie Flu news LIVE: NHS updates on influenza symptoms, UK map, spread and cures | Health | Life & Style

Aussie Flu news LIVE: NHS updates on influenza symptoms, UK map, spread and cures | Health | Life & Style

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Aussie Flu, an infectious illness, is the H3N2 strain of the virusThe NHS has seen a sharp rise in GP visits and hospital admissions for influence going in to 2018The flu type differs from normal as it lasts longer and is believed to be more severeFriday 12 January, 2018: 8:12am Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five to seven days after becoming sick, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health agency adds: “Children may pass the virus for longer than seven days. “Symptoms start one to four days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. “Some people can be infected with the
‘American Crime Story’ On Gianni Versace’s Death Is Fiction, Family Says

‘American Crime Story’ On Gianni Versace’s Death Is Fiction, Family Says

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Fans of the “American Crime Story” awaiting the upcoming season of the show, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” should know that the Versace family says the show is “a work of fiction.” The second season of the FX true crime anthology television series concerns the death of fashion designer Gianni Versace in 1997 at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Versace was one of the world’s leading fashion designers and his siblings, Santo and Donatella, kept the Versace design house afloat after his murder. The Versace family said it has “neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series about the death of Mr. Gianni Versace.” “Since Versace did not authorize the book on which it is partly based nor has it taken part in the writing of the screenpla
Why Olivia Wilde Says Her Skincare Routine ‘Is A Political Act’

Why Olivia Wilde Says Her Skincare Routine ‘Is A Political Act’

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Gather ’round, lazy ladies, because fellow cool girl Olivia Wilde has some time-saving skincare secrets to share that you can actually feel good about. True Botanicals ― a female-founded, all-natural, non-toxic skincare company ― has become Wilde’s brand of choice, for which she now serves as a brand ambassador. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the actress wrote that the everyday products we choose to use are “a political act.”“Standing up for our health, and the environment, and the animals typically used to test, is a political act,” Wilde wrote. “I mean, so is recycling and not buying tabloids, you feel me? The choices are ours. We deserve better. Not to mention, this is a female-founded, owned, and operated company. Can I get a hell yea?” “I do enjoy the ritual of my morning. It helps