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Why Ending Texts With Full Stops Isn’t a Good Idea

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Image: IMAXtree

How many of us have read texts from friends reading things like “Yes.” or “Thank you.” and thought they were being a tad rude, even though they’re usually total sweethearts in person? Well, there’s a reason for that. The way we use punctuation in texts actually has an effect on how people are viewing our personality, and science has proven it.

According to a recent study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior (Via ELLE), people who include full stops in their texts are considered less sincere than those who stray from punctuation. Time to rethink your texting behaviour, hey?

The research was conducted with 126 college students at Binghamton University who were recruited to read a mix of texts or handwritten notes. The exchange included one person inviting another to an event and then receiving a one-word response in return like “Okay”, “Sure”, “Yeah” and “Yup”. Some had full stops after the word, others didn’t.  (more…)

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Kristin Cavallari’s Brother Found Dead

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Image: Getty Images Entertainment

Kristin Cavallari’s brother, Michael Cavallari, has died, aged 30. His body was found dead in Utah after the news of him missing emerged earlier this week, TMZ reports.

“We have just been informed by the authorities my brother’s body has been found,” Kristin said in a a statement to TMZ. “This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all.”  It is not yet clear how Michael died, but TMZ reported that he had an ongoing struggle with alcoholism. Law enforcement also informed TMZ that they located remains believe to be Michael at 10.30 a.m. in a steep, rocky area. (more…)

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Androgynous Model Rain Dove Slams Victoria’s Secret Beauty Standards With Controversial Shoot

Courtesy: Rain Dove

Courtesy: Rain Dove

Rain Dove has a figure that’ll rival any Victoria’s Secret Angel. She’s 6’2″ with a 26″ waist and 32DD breasts. But her androgynous features don’t fit the lingerie brand’s limited beauty standards. Despite a storied career, appearing in Vogue, ELLE, W and Cosmopolitan, Dove believes she’ll never be invited to grace the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show stage. “You don’t see Victoria’s Secret women running around with even short hair. That’s too crazy for them,” Dove told The Daily Mail. “I want to tell people that there are more ways to be beautiful, there are more ways to be handsome.” (more…)

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Dior Releases Holiday Video, Won’t Announce New Creative Director Any Time Soon

Christian Dior Spring 2016 runway

Christian Dior Spring 2016; Image: Imaxtree

While many speculated that Alber Elbaz would become creative director at Dior, the fashion house isn’t moving so fast. The next couture and ready-to-wear collections (Autumn/Winter 2016) will be designed in-house, according to WWD. The brand believes it can meet financial goals without a lead designer and we can only hope they’re right given that Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons’ “right hand,” just left the company as well.

The jewelry line seems to be faring better. Victoire de Castellane, creative director of Dior jewelry, recently illustrated a festive video featuring the Rose de Vents collection. Castellane is featured in the animated clip, making the rest of the world jealous as Santa showers her with Dior jewelry for Christmas. The collection is a tribute to Christian Dior, inspired by his lucky charm and favorite flower: the rose. In this time of uncertainty for the fashion house, it’s good they can still spread some holiday cheer. (more…)

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Marie Claire Hails Lily James, Bella Heathcote and Suki Waterhouse as the Next Big Things (Forum Buzz)

Let’s face it, the December issues didn’t exactly live up to our expectations, so can January compensate? Apparently not, at least so far. Marie Claire‘s latest offering was unveiled earlier this week and the publication has jumped on the multi-cover bandwagon, serving us three covers to choose from at the newsstand. Marie Claire commences 2016 by tapping Lily James, Bella Heathcote and Suki Waterhouse for January, each shot by Simon Emmett. Which cover is our favorite?

US Marie Claire January 2016 : Lily James, Bella Heathcote & Suki Waterhouse

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“I admire the effort but these covers are all over the place! Lily’s pose hurts my neck. Bella’s makeup is too much. Suki’s pose.. need I say more. I wish there was some consistency in the overall feel of the covers! If one is cropped this way, so should the rest! I hate it when multi-covers are too disconnected from each other,” disapproved MON immediately.

“Suki can’t make a good cover… I don’t understand why they are pushing her so hard. I don’t know the two others, are they really the next big things?” asked an uncertain Aizanara. (more…)

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Transgender Model Hari Nef on ‘The Danish Girl’: They Could Have Easily Found a Trans Actor

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Image: WENN

Hari Nef is breaking down barriers faster than she ever anticipated. The model/actress is the first transgender woman to sign with IMG, a feat she still can’t believe she pulled off. Now that Nef is well on her way to conquering the modeling world, she’s setting her sights on Hollywood with a new role in Transparent, the comedy-drama series that follows the lives of a family after they discover their father is transgender. Ahead of the show’s Season 2 premiere on December 11, Nef spoke with Fashionista about her historic IMG placement and Hollywood’s hesitancy to embrace the transgender community.

On her historic IMG contract:

“Every other smaller agency in New York either turned me down or wouldn’t meet with me. I walked in [IMG] and I was like, ‘Yeah, well I would love this, but you know, you’re IMG and I’m me. How would this ever work?’ But they said, ‘No, you could do this, this, and this — so what if you can’t get booked for catalog work? We see a whole career for you. We’re not just trying to make money tomorrow.'” (more…)