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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

Answer Angel: 'Big Hair' is back

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I don’t even know where I saw this story, but it basically said that “Big Hair” is back.

And then, I watched the Hulu series about Truman Capote — “Feud” — about his once-adoring crowd of beautiful, rich society “swans” whose hair was teased and lacquered and poufy. Is teased hair ...Read more

‘Larger than life’ Barbie Beach House coming to Mattel park

With the excitement of Mattel Adventure Park opening in Glendale, Arizona, the park announced its plans to open another location, in Kansas City, featuring a “larger than life” homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-3196859">Read more

For 122 years, Goldstein’s has been the place in South Philly to buy a white communion suit

PHILADELPHIA -- Christmas can be fun. And bar mitzvahs are a boon. But at Goldstein’s Men’s & Boys’ Wear, there’s no season like white suit season.

The South Philly storefront is one of the few spots around that specialize in the formal white suits boys traditionally wear for their First Holy Communion. Each spring, through early ...Read more

Answer Angel: Bling is a thing, for young and old

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I bought some Chuck Taylor Converse All Star black high top sneakers embellished with pearls and jewels. Looking closer, I realized these were stick-ons done by hand. I Googled “Sneaker Embellishment” and saw dozens of customizing kits available.

Since I bought them, I’ve seen a few (mostly ...Read more

On eclipse day, Texas winery to release wine with grapes harvested during 2017 eclipse

DALLAS -- If you’re a wine or eclipse enthusiast, you might want to keep an eye out for a special release from Farmhouse Vineyards.

The Texas-based winery is set to release a wine called homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-3186769">Read more

3 ‘not hot’ vacation destinations to avoid the crowds

The last thing you want to deal with on vacation is overcrowding, especially when you book in advance. If traveling more this year is on your to-do list, there are a few options that offer the ultimate escape without the crowds.

Intrepid Travel, an adventure travel company, has researched many places for adventure seekers who want to avoid ...Read more

Answer Angel: Wrinkle-friendly makeup?

Dear Answer Angel: I have wrinkles. Not just “lines” but actual wrinkles. Is there any foundation that doesn’t settle in your “grooves?” I don’t want to be groovy any more.

I know that powdery foundations are big offenders. But I have had mini-makeovers for free at department stores where brands hire makeup ...Read more

Lily Gladstone’s Oscars gown featured work by Indigenous artists

The Oscars have come and gone for another year, but let’s take one last look: at best actress nominee Lily Gladstone and her glorious red carpet gown.

Gladstone, whose tribal affiliation is Siksikaitsitapi/Nimíipuu and...Read more