Zara Will Single-Handedly Get You Ready For The Holidays

What’s the one store that’s always there when you need a last-minute look? Zara, of course. Just think how many times the retail giant has saved you from yet another stained blouse, nothing-to-wear interview, or spur-of-the-moment Bumble date. But, it’s especially during party season that we tend to rely on fast-fashion to get us through to the new year. Why? Because, to be honest, these party looks come up at the last second and are likely worn for one night only.

But, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to look damn good for each and every RSVP “yes” that works itself out this year. Whether it’s a work fête or a low-key New Years with friends, there’s never reason not to wear sequins. And if sequins aren’t quite your thing, may we interest you in any fringe, faux fur, silk, or velvet? Because this holiday season, Zara’s delivering it all (quite literally to your doorstep, if you so wish). Once again, it’s proving to be a one-stop-shop, so click ahead to be fully well-prepared for many a festive night ahead.

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The Rock Is About To Become A Father For The Third Time

“And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana.”

LET’S CUT TO THE CHASE, Y’ALL: The Rock and Lauren Hashian are having another baby. And guess what? It’s a baby girl!

LET'S CUT TO THE CHASE, Y'ALL: The Rock and Lauren Hashian are having another baby. And guess what? It's a baby girl!

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In a post that totally did not make me cry*, Lauren and Dwayne’s daughter Jasmine poses underneath a sign that says “It’s a Girl!”

*And the lie detector determined, that was a lie.

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Our Jasmine Lia would like to make a big announcement – IT’S A GIRL!
@laurenhashianofficial and I are boundlessly grateful for this blessing as this spring we’ll welcome our second baby.
Plus, Jazzy is excited to boss around and protect her lil’ sis.
And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana.
All girls. Only dude.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
#ItsAGirl #GratefulMan #TequilaTime

“AND ONCE AGAIN, BIG DADDY IS COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL ESTROGEN AND LOVING, POWERFUL FEMALE MANA.” 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭

"AND ONCE AGAIN, BIG DADDY IS COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BY BEAUTIFUL ESTROGEN AND LOVING, POWERFUL FEMALE MANA." 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭

Also pictured is Dwayne's gorgeous mama Ata Johnson.

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So it looks like 2018 is gonna be a poppin’ year for the fam — it was recently announced that Dwayne’s eldest daughter, Simone, will be next year’s Golden Globes Ambassador.

So it looks like 2018 is gonna be a poppin' year for the fam — it was recently announced that Dwayne's eldest daughter, Simone, will be next year's Golden Globes Ambassador.

The role was previously called Miss Golden Globe.

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Congrats, everyone! Also, please let me into your family. Thanks.

Congrats, everyone! Also, please let me into your family. Thanks.

Spike

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Literally Just The 61 Pictures Kylie Jenner Took Of Herself In 2017

Well, took of herself and then posted on Instagram.

January 7th

January 7th

Likes: 2,090,671

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January 17th

January 17th

Likes: 2,176,774

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January 17th part deux

January 17th part deux

Likes: 1,961,785

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January 25th

January 25th

Likes: 2,172,162

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January 27th

January 27th

Likes: 1,817,348

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January 29th

January 29th

Likes: 2,459,699

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February 7th

February 7th

Likes: 1,311,942

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February 12th

February 12th

Likes: 1,838,030

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February 11th

February 11th

Likes: 1,460,763

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February 11th

February 11th

Likes: 952,962

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February 20th

February 20th

Likes: 1,478,162

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February 24th

February 24th

Likes: 2,592,308

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February 26th

February 26th

Likes: 2,511,033

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February 27th

February 27th

Likes: 2,916,926

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February 28th

February 28th

Likes: 2,272,585

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February 28th

February 28th

Likes: 2,247,218

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March 7th

March 7th

Likes: 3,094,950

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March 10th

March 10th

Likes: 2,599,112

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March 11th

March 11th

Likes: 2,743,265

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April 9th

April 9th

Likes: 2,855,871

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April 10th

April 10th

Likes: 2,597,784

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April 15th

April 15th

Likes: 2,391,513

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April 15th

April 15th

Likes: 2,150,417

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April 22nd

April 22nd

Likes: 2,432,567

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April 23rd

April 23rd

Likes: 2,179,851

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April 26th

April 26th

Likes: 2,654,197

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April 29th

April 29th

Likes: 2,689,927

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April 30th

April 30th

Likes: 2,495,678

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May 4th

May 4th

Likes: 3,007,631

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May 5th

May 5th

Likes: 3,072,906

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May 12th

May 12th

Likes: 2,810,819

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May 18th

May 18th

Likes: 2,673,726

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May 21st

May 21st

Likes: 2,569,963

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May 24th

May 24th

Likes: 3,011,616

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June 4th

June 4th

Likes: 2,915,024

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June 13th

June 13th

Likes: 2,384,321

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June 17th

June 17th

Likes: 3,464,614

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June 23rd

June 23rd

Likes: 2,422,753

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July 5th

July 5th

Likes: 3,022,549

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July 6th

July 6th

Likes: 2,229,600

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July 6th

July 6th

Likes: 3,457,453

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July 7th

July 7th

Likes: 2,494,446

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July 8th

July 8th

Likes: 2,542,106

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August 2nd

August 2nd

Likes: 2,451,480

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August 8th

August 8th

Likes: 3,287,633

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August 22nd

August 22nd

Likes: 3,782,888

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August 26th

August 26th

Likes: 2,923,895

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August 29th

August 29th

Likes: 3,660,973

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September 2nd

September 2nd

Likes: 3,001,392

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September 7th

September 7th

Likes: 2,861,261

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September 10th

September 10th

Likes: 3,368,480

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September 17th

September 17th

Likes: 2,941,678

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September 17th

September 17th

Likes: 3,178,120

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October 11th

October 11th

Likes: 2,938,057

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October 13th

October 13th

Likes: 4,197,001

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October 28th

October 28th

Likes: 3,271,027

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November 4th

November 4th

Likes: 4,488,083

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November 21st

November 21st

Likes: 4,069,042

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November 21st

November 21st

Likes: 2,797,291

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November 21st

November 21st

Likes: 2,123,992

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November 23rd

November 23rd

Likes: 3,307,905

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'Power,' 'Woke,' & More Of The Most-Used Words In Fashion

As 2017 winds down, Lyst is taking a hard look back at the moments — and the fashion — that defined the year. By tracking more than 100 million searches from 80 million shoppers across 120 countries, the global fashion search platform crunched the queries, page views, and sales across five million products from 12,000 designers and stores to uncover 2017’s top brands (Gucci!), items (logo T-shirts), and celebrities (here’s you looking at you, Bad Gal RiRi). But Lyst wasn’t content to stop there. On Monday, the site broke down the most used fashion words of the year — and they say a lot about the world we live in.

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After analyzing thousands of online articles across 100 different websites published this year, Lyst discovered fashion’s talking points and broke them down into 8,610,630 words, finding the most frequent combinations. ‘Power’ and ‘woke’ topped the list, which shouldn’t be surprising considering the cross-pollination of fashion and politics and the prominence of clothing adorned in feminist messaging (see: Dior and Prabal Gurung) that occurred this year. Considering everything from Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits to how vocal designers are about being “woke” during Fashion Week and beyond, the top two words paint a picture of activism and reminds the world that fashion is about so much more than clothing.

In third and fourth place were the words ‘statement’ and ‘floral,’ followed by ‘millennial’ (obviously), ‘extra,’ ‘masculine,’ ‘cult,’ ‘ugly,’ and ‘vegan’ (likely a nod to the continued progression of sustainable fashion). Any and all sound familiar? Yeah, we thought so.

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Here's Why Plant-Based Diets Aren't Just Another Fad

Not too long ago, the term “plant-based” felt like part of a secret language only dietitians and food bloggers understood, rigid in its dos and don’ts, and a challenge to sustain long-term (setting a reminder to soak your chia seeds overnight, anyone?). And if you messed up once and had that juicy cheeseburger, well, then, what was the point of even trying?

But these days, thanks to a slew of popular documentaries, books, blogs, and innovative plant-based food brands like Almondmilk-maker Califia Farms — as well as an increased awareness of the impact your eating habits can have on your body and the environment — plant-based eating has become decidedly more inclusive and accessible. In other words, you don’t have to be a health fanatic to want to eat well. Structuring your daily meals around the good green (and red and yellow) stuff, even if you’re not going all plant, all the time, has become an ever-growing lifestyle choice for anyone looking to take better care of themselves and the planet.

As a refresher, a plant-based diet is one made up of foods derived from plants, including whole grains, veggies, nuts, seeds, fruit, and legumes, with few or no animal products. As T. Colin Campbell, professor emeritus of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University, and one of the country’s biggest advocates of the dietary shift explains, “A plant-based diet is more likely to produce good health and to reduce sharply the risk of heart problems, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, gallstones, and kidney disease.”

And the chronic diseases are just the beginning. The wealth of vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients like resveratrol in fruits and vegetables — not to mention the healthy fats in nuts and seeds — all work overtime to make your skin glow. It’s been proven that adopting a plant-based diet not only boosts the good bacteria in the gut, but your overall energy levels, too.

But beyond the health benefits, what — if anything — is the larger impact of going plant-based? And is it great enough to justify, what is for many, a fairly drastic lifestyle change?

Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.

For starters, when you consider all the different ways reducing your meat and animal-product consumption benefits the environment, the numbers are pretty astonishing. The Worldwatch Institute reports that livestock production is responsible for up to 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The manure from animals, millions and millions of tons of it, produces methane — a gas that warms the planet 20 times faster than carbon dioxide. And that’s not to mention that a third of arable land is used to grow the crops the livestock consumes, leading to massive deforestation and the brink of extinction for entire species (think sloths and red pandas, to name just a few). Factory waste also creates ocean dead zones, which pretty much kill off entire marine life ecosystems, as is the case of 8,500 square feet of the Gulf of Mexico where the Mississippi River (full of animal waste and toxins) lets out.

The positive environmental effects are clear: it is more energy efficient to eat plants than to feed plants to animals and then eat the animals.

“The positive environmental effects are clear: It is more energy efficient to eat plants than to feed plants to animals and then eat the animals,” says Jessica Green, an assistant professor of environmental studies at New York University. “Not only is eating meat resource-intensive — in terms of the grain and water required — but it also produces huge amounts of greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.” If we keep up at the current rate, scientists predict that greenhouse gas emissions will increase by 80% by 2050. And all of that doesn’t even take into account the sheer fact that land being used to grow crops to feed animals is land that’s not being used to help feed people. “As developing nations get wealthier, they eat more meat,” Green adds. “The planet cannot support 7.6 billion carnivores.”

Beef is single-handedly the biggest culprit, with researchers from Bard College, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Yale University finding that it uses 28 times more land per calorie consumed, and 11 times more water, than other livestock categories. The production of poultry, pork, milk, and cheese falls somewhere in the middle, while the lowest impact comes from — you guessed it — food sources like nuts, beans, fish, and eggs. To combat the dependence on beef when it comes to the Western diet, the key is to get creative. In November, The Guardian published an article titled “The Seven Megatrends That Could Beat Global Warming,” voting meat and dairy alternative products as number one. Plant-based meat, a growing category of high-tech, healthy vegan substitutes that taste, smell, and even bleed like the real thing, have a tiny environmental footprint. The excitement around the niche industry recently led entrepreneur Richard Branson to say he believes that, “In 30 years or so, we will no longer need to kill any animals and that all meat will either be lab- or plant-based, taste the same, and also be much healthier for everyone.”

Illustrated by Louisa Cannell.

Economically speaking, the financial benefits of more people taking the veggie plunge would be enormous. In a study done last year at the University of Oxford, which considered the global effects of moving towards plant-based eating, researchers concluded that positive changes could save up to $1,000 billion annually on healthcare and lost working days, with $570 billion being saved as a result of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Notably, out of all 195 countries, it was the United States that would be set to save the most by cutting out the steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. That’s $250 billion in healthcare costs annually (more than the entire European Union and China combined).

That’s all to say, the positive effects of a plant-based diet are immense. The key is to be realistic. If you don’t want to adopt a full-on celebrity-level regimen of juicing, blending, and wheatgrassing, that’s totally fine. As Green points out, not everyone has regular access to fruits and veggies or the resources to buy them. Even just substituting one or two meat meals per week with plant-based options is enough to make a big impact on your health and the well-being of the planet. So is simply working in some almond milk in place of cow’s milk, or trying a new juice in the morning in lieu of that sausage and egg sandwich.

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