Operation Recharge: Hilary Duff on Self-Care and the Ultimate Day Off

In our new series, “Operation Recharge,” we task celebrities and influencers with sharing what self-care means to them, as well as the activities, products, and treatments they indulge in for downtime done right. Hilary Duff isn’t new to this; she’s true to this. The 30-year-old has been in the spotlight since her preteens (aka, the “Lizzie McGuire” years) and managed to escape what many deem a “child star curse.” Today, she is a bona fide jack of all trades. When she’s not starring on what I believe to be the…

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The Verge Playlist: The only way to get along in love

Last year, I asked a friend for some advice. He admitted, first, that he was underqualified to give it. (This is how happy people preface everything.) Then he sent me a lyric from a Los Campesinos! song from 2008, implying that I should go ahead and consider it applicable to my present romantic imbroglio. It went like this: “I taught myself the only way to vaguely get along in love / is to like the other slightly less than you get in return.” “Hmmm,” I told him. “Yeah.” Yeah. “This…

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How to Deal with Valentine’s Day When You’re Struggling

Few holidays evoke as wide a range of emotions as Valentine’s Day. For some, it’s the ideal day to celebrate love and plan something special with their significant other. Certain hopeless romantics aren’t big fans of the commercial aspect of the holiday, and some absolutely love Galentine’s Day but couldn’t care less about Feb. 14. But Valentine’s Day can be an incredibly difficult holiday for many people. Whether it’s due to a recent breakup, relationship problems or generalized depression, the day can be fraught with negative emotions. Luckily, coping techniques can ease some…

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Arrival composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has died at the age of 48

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, known for his moody, minimalist scores for films such as Sicario, and Arrival has died, according to a post on his official Facebook page. Jóhannsson was 48 years old, and no cause of death has been given. Jóhannsson grew up in Reykjavík, and played guitar in a variety of indie rock bands before founding a music label that encouraged collaboration between various musical genres, which sparked his own musical experiments. He released his first album, Englabörn, in 2002, and he eventually moved on to score films…

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11 Expert Answers to Randomly Chosen Beauty Questions

One of the more challenging parts of being a beauty editor is constantly having to remind friends and readers that I am not a blogger, vlogger, or makeup artist. Sure, I can make recommendations, relay advice from the experts, and help you apply your foundation, but I’m not a walking beauty dictionary and can’t answer every question under the sun. However, there is a core set of random but all-too-common conundrums that need addressing, like knowing whether to apply your concealer before or after foundation and if there’s a proper way put…

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