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Answer Angel: Sneakers aren't just for the gym anymore. But can you wear them to work?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: What is your rule on sneakers/trainers/athletic shoes at work? I like to wear Converse-type sneakers with my knee-length skirts. Is it too youthful and try-too-hard?

- Suze C.

Dear Suze: There are no rules on this. Sneakers can look great with skirts no matter what your age and the only question you have to ask ...Read more

The 9 most amazing, surprisingly affordable beach destinations

Sometimes, you just need a beach getaway. Unfortunately, you also often need a thick wallet to enjoy one properly. But before you convince yourself that you simply don't have the cash for a vacation to fill-in-the-blank, take a look at our list of nine amazing beach destinations - that are surprisingly affordable.


While most...Read more

Hunt for online bargains: Marshalls launches online store

Just in time to boost fall wardrobes, Marshalls has opened an online store. will feature brand-name designer apparel, shoes and home goods similar to what is found in the chain's more than 1,100 discount stores. But the new online store also will offer a "unique mix" of fresh brands ...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: How Jennifer Lopez's fashion inspired the real-life 'Hustlers'

When actors assume the roles of real people, part of their job is to seamlessly take on the character's sartorial style. Most of the time, the looks are decades, or even centuries, old. So contemporaries they usually are not. That means the chances of getting to play someone whose sense of style you clearly had a hand in shaping is unheard of.

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Get ready for some football at AMC Theatres

Ready for some football? Then head to AMC Theaters to watch the big game on Sunday.

Kick back in the chain's comfy recliners and watch pro football games at select theaters nationwide.

Games will be announced on Fridays.

The offer is for AMC Stubs reward members who also get to vote on games that will be shown. It's free to join the program...Read more

14 things you should know before traveling to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful, exotic destination full of culture, nature, wildlife and smiling faces. For a country with such a violent (and recently so, at that) history, the island is actually home to some of the friendliest people out there. Located between India and southeast Asia, Sri Lanka is neither quite like India nor Asia, leaving it in ...Read more

Deals & Steals: Kids eat free at IHOP with debut of Addams Family menu

Round up your gobblins and head to IHOP where kids can eat free. The chain has spooky new specials.

The chain is offering free meals for kids 12 and under with each purchase of an adult entree from 4 to 10 p.m. through Nov. 3 at participating locations. No coupon is necessary.

IHOP has introduced the Addams Family menu, which includes a kid-...Read more

Target rolling out a new loyalty program with special savings for members only

Target is introducing a new loyalty program this fall.

Target Circle will offer cash back and special savings to shoppers enrolled in the free program coming to stores on Oct. 6, the company announced on Monday.

Rewards include 1% back on all purchases, personalized coupons, early access to sales and a "birthday surprise," which ...Read more

Doreen Christensen: How to make easy money selling thrift store finds on Poshmark, The RealReal

Poshmark connects millions of buyers and sellers with new and used luxe brands, such as Chanel.

After scouring thrift stores for luxury goods, I've decided to keep a few treasures I've found. I'm regularly using a cute Fendi purse and a pair of vintage Gucci sunglasses that I scored for less than $8.

But other finds, such as a new Versace ...Read more

Top Halloween costumes for adults

Stay on trend with this year's best adult costumes for Halloween. These picks draw inspiration from movies, television shows, comic books and other pop culture.


If you're looking for an outfit sure to scare, this Pennywise costume will certainly frighten all the trick-or-treaters. INFO: $54.99; ...Read more

Our clothes are terrible for the environment. Expert tips for shopping smarter — and actually loving your wardrobe

Another school year often brings a new "back-to-school" wardrobe, be it uniforms or a different look for a new grade. But before you go out to buy more, consider some statistics found in author Elizabeth Cline's latest book, "The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good." Data like:

A third ...Read more

The 10 best train trips to add to your bucket list

Traveling by train can be a romantic way to see the world. Flights may get you to your destination faster, but the slow pace of riding the rails provides a one-of-a-kind experience. Plus, when you're traveling through some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, it becomes truly unforgettable. Train travel may not be as popular in the ...Read more

Making beauty and hygiene accessible to all, one haircut at a time

SAN DIEGO - Getting up at 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning for anything other than heading to an amusement park isn't something most 12-year-olds would be interested in. Gina Mertz counted herself among most 12-year-olds when her dad was leading a ministry group to prepare and hand out food to their local community of people experiencing ...Read more

Thrift shopping secrets: Scoop up Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Gucci for a few bucks

I have a new hobby and it involves shopping. Shocking, I know.

I've been trolling South Florida thrift stores, stocking my closet with luxury goods. You know I never pay retail. A few recent scavenger hunts with my favorite shopping partner Ruth have yielded some truly dazzling finds for very little cash.

Ruth and I are dipping our toes into ...Read more

From Zac Posen to Lilly Pulitzer, Target's new designer collaboration is a big steal

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - She should have known better. That's what Farmingdale resident Alexandra Karcev thinks now, looking back to 2011 when Target launched a designer collaboration with the exclusive Italian knitwear brand Missoni. Karcev, a busy communications executive, figured she'd just pop into Target in Westbury and check it out.

"When...Read more

Answer Angel: Fighting with your teen over his sweatpants — time to pick your battles

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My 16-year-old son thinks sweatpants are actual attire for public events like attending a play or going out to dinner. Is this correct? Am I too fussy and old? The sweatpants are standard issue gray ones, Champion brand.

- Frustrated Mom

Dear Frustrated: Not all sweats are created equal. In fact, some (not your son's...Read more

10 rookie mistakes to avoid in Ireland

Between its rugged natural beauty and its vibrant cities and towns, Ireland is an excellent vacation destination on many levels. However, whether or not you've visited before, there are many mistakes - from classic tourist errors to outright offensive blunders - to avoid while visiting. For starters, you can skip the phrase "top of the ...Read more

Lizzo's big booty balloon also has Minnesota roots

During Lizzo's electric performance at MTV's Video Music Awards (VMAs) last Monday night, the 31-year-old singer and rapper wasn't the only thing on stage with Minnesota roots.

The giant inflatable shaped like a butt bouncing in the background as the artist belted out her hits "Truth Hurts" and "Good As Hell" was designed ...Read more

Sunday Best: 'Design is so different than fashion'

She described her own work as "romantic mathematics." Isabel Toledo, the Cuban American fashion designer who leapt to national fame after designing Michelle Obama's iconic 2009 inaugural parade outfit, died last week in Manhattan of breast cancer. She was 59. Hers was a life lived in fashion: attending the Fashion Institute of ...Read more

2019 fall fashion trends: Animal prints, sparkle, edgy classics

So long, sundresses, flimsy tops and summery florals. So what now? The good news heading into the fall season is that you don't need to purge your closet or do a major wardrobe restock.

First, check out what you already have, says Adam Glassman, creative director of O the Oprah Magazine. "Everything old is new again, with a significant nod...Read more