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Odele grew hair care brand via Target; now, it's eyeing women's sports fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- The brand seemed to appear out of nowhere, populating Target shelf space among other "clean label" hair products during the pandemic.

Its minimalist aesthetic and positioning next to pricier brands appealed to consumers looking for affordable yet better-for-you hair care.

In just four years, Minneapolis-based Odele ...Read more

Answer Angel: Summer sweater options?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Once again, summertime is rolling around, and once again I would love to wear my cute sleeveless tops (and I don’t care if my upper arms are flabby — deal with it, people!).

But once again, restaurants will be running their A/C at meat-locker levels. Can you suggest layers I can put on top that ...Read more

3 ways to fight off mosquitoes this season

While we love hotter temperatures, sunnier days and adventures outside, we don’t love the bugs that come with it — especially when they bite. Mosquitoes are pesky insects whose bites can cause irritation, allergic reactions and bring diseases.

There are more thanhomeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-3254899">Read more

Odele grew hair care brand via Target; now, it's eyeing women's sports fans

MINNEAPOLIS -- The brand seemed to appear out of nowhere, populating Target shelf space among other "clean label" hair products during the pandemic.

Its minimalist aesthetic and positioning next to pricier brands appealed to consumers looking for affordable yet better-for-you hair care.

In just four years, Minneapolis-based Odele ...Read more

Answer Angel: Search for lasting lipstick, mascara

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am turning to you to solve my two biggest makeup problems.

First: Is there any lipstick that really, REALLY stays on? For hours? For a whole evening? I’d even settle for one that lasts through an entire meal? Every lipstick I have ever used needs to be reapplied after even a few sips of coffee. It...Read more

How to survive graduation season

Graduation season is a time of celebrating accomplishments and extending best wishes for life's next chapter, but it can also be a time of stress when juggling party planning and gift decisions.

In the National Retail Federation's annual graduation gift survey from last year, feedback from more than 8,400 consumers found people expected to ...Read more

‘Food freedom’ is pulling the plug on toxic diet culture

The latest food trend doesn’t restrict your diet; instead, it embraces it.

According to Healthline, there are various aspects of food freedom, typically ranging from ditching diet culture to promoting healthier choices ...Read more

Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Gigi Hadid were two Met Gala winners

The Met Gala, at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, came and went last Monday in a flurry of enormous gowns, wild accessorizing and some questionable dress-code interpretation. (The theme was “The Garden of Time,” but the Costume Institute exhibit being unveiled was “Sleeping Beauty”; homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-3246247">Read more

Answer Angel: Socks with sandals?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My male relatives (son and husband) wear rubbery slip-on “slides” sometimes called “pool” or “shower” sandals — the style that soccer athletes, etc. wear when they take off their cleats.

My men prefer slides to flip-flops because they can wear socks with them. I think socks with sandals ...Read more

3 foods that might help you sleep better

When battling sleep issues, taking melatonin or drinking chamomile tea might help. However, a study reveals certain foods might also aid in catching some much needed zzz’s.

Drinking caffeine or energy drinks, enjoying fried foods or sweets, and eating ...Read more

‘Bridgerton’ returns to Netflix soon — and so do its lavish costumes

I have no idea why I don’t watch “Bridgerton” (well, I started Season One ages ago and just wasn’t clicking with it; should I try again?), when the costumes alone are such a dream.

This image is from the upcoming third season, and can I just say that the performance given by the hair on Golda Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte is up there ...Read more

Answer Angel: Comb-on mascara?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: In the ‘70s there was an amazing comb-on mascara by Max Factor. I have been searching for decades for a similar product. The teeth on the recent comb-on applicators are not nearly as deep/long as the one by Max Factor.

Are you aware of any comb-on mascaras with a good size comb?

--Susan T....Read more

Zendaya serves at ‘Challengers’ London premiere in tennis-inspired look

Zendaya, shown here at the London premiere of her tennis-romance movie “Challengers,” is clearly in a tennis frame of mind.

This sleek white gown, from Thom Browne, features a print motif of crossed tennis rackets, a skirt that looks like it’s partly made from the sort of mesh used in athleticwear, and the sort of perky collar detail ...Read more

Starbucks spices things up with four additions to its spring menu

Starbucks’ new spring menu items aren’t just packed with sweetness — they also bring a little heat.

The four offerings feature the brand’s popular spicy chili powder blend mixed in certain signature lemonade refreshers and cold foam drinks. The additions join the Iced Lavender Oatmilk Latte and Iced Lavender Cream Oatmilk Matcha, which ...Read more

Answer Angel: Fix for dry, cracked heels?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Although I get regular pedicures, my heels are still dry and cracked — and not fit for viewing in sandal weather. I’ve tried various creams and lotions at bedtime under socks, but I don’t like sleeping with socks on.

Do you know of any product that would work without having to sleep in socks?

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‘Oatzempic Challenge’: Does TikTok’s latest weight loss trend work?

The use of diabetes drugs for weight loss has increased since celebrities like Kelly Osbourne and Oprah have glamorized them to get their newly shaped figures. Although people flocked...Read more

Digital payments aren’t just for Gen Z. These Baby Boomers prefer phones and watches to cash and credit cards

PHILADELPHIA -- Kim Cooper hates having to carry around a physical credit card.

The 65-year-old has been forced to do so for the past few months, she said, because of an issue with her new smartphone’s digital wallet.

“Now I have to be one of those idiots pulling out a card,” Cooper said. “It’s so frustrating.”

If she can’t ...Read more

Answer Angel: Makeup rules?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Without makeup — eyeliner, eye shadow and lipstick — I just don’t feel right. I look washed out and tired. I have a beauty regimen that is working for me and makes me feel better when facing my day.

My question, actually two questions, has to do with color, namely the color of lipstick I wear ...Read more

Cher and Meryl Streep are stylish BFFs at the iHeartRadio Music Awards

OK, I will freely admit that I chose this photo not necessarily for the fashion, but because Cher and Meryl Streep have been my favorite best-friend duo since “Silkwood.”

So here they are at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this month, where Cher was quite rightly honored with an Icon Award — and guess who presented it to her.

As ...Read more

Keep New Hope weird, say shop owners who worry the town’s eclectic downtown will go mainstream

The busiest downtown intersection in New Hope, Pennsylvania, has a Starbucks, a Dunkin,’ an empty storefront, and a shop called Love Saves the Day.

“We’re trying to keep New Hope weird,” said Stasia Kauriga, whose store at Bridge and Main ...Read more