Style

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The enormous blue diamond is famed for its size and its tendency to bring bad luck. But its tragic history has been overblown, thanks to a few embellished stories.

You buy the right size but your shirt still bunches up. What gives?

Denim pants have gone from mining camps and ranches to the White House. How did they get so popular and why are sales shrinking now?

After the celebrity struts down the red carpet in her borrowed designer gown, must she return it? And what does the designer do with it?

Finding clothes that fit when you're a tall woman is a hassle — but it's better than it used to be.

From Pakistan to Palestine and from Ipanema to Illinois, what's up with barbers applying open flames to their clients' coiffures?

Squeezing into a tight pair of Spanx can make you look better, if not feel better. But where did all your extra disappear to temporarily?

A new survey says many disabled people don't attend events because they can't find appropriate clothing. But some companies are working to change that.

The brief-style swimsuit has never caught on in puritanical America like around the world. But as baggy shorts become more popular, is this body image, or just fashion?

Which kind of makes you wonder: What's stopping someone from taking your cells, growing your flesh and doing anything they please with it?

The running shoe that put Nike on the map was designed over the breakfast table, and a relic of its genesis was unearthed after years in a trash pit.

Margaret Vinci Heldt, who inspired Amy Winehouse, Marge Simpson, the B-52's, the Ronettes and more, was 98.

Is it that important? What about just putting them in the freezer? That's a thing, right? This BrainStuff video looks into the science and dispels some myths.

Gender-bending clothing seems like a challenge to gender norms. Gender-bending models seem like a challenge to gender. Ready to meet a few?

Waxed up and ready to go? Austria hosted this year's global beard competition, and beardsmen showed up in droves with follicle feats of architecture and style.

Survey finds black is the color of choice for important occasions but not everyone agrees.

Ground-breaking research lets a 3-D printer create soft objects, like plastic strands.

Your 'man bun' may be cool now, but what could it do to your hairline long-term?

Cupcakes. LOL. All dead. Trends flatline all the time. The trick lies in when and why you call them done.

Flip through photos of some 2013 Emmy Award Nominees to see which familiar TV faces have been nominated for the best of the best in television dramas and comedies!

Love to scour thrift stores and flea markets for stylishly shabby pieces for your home? Why not bring this look to your wardrobe with vintage-inspired pieces, floral fabrics and plenty of frilly extras?

Not even one human is completely and totally perfect by society's standards, which is why we all need concealer at one point or another.

You probably have plenty of regular makeup, but is high-definition makeup something you should consider sporting, instead?

You might only be going out of town for a couple of days, but it feels like you need enough clothes for an entire week. How do you pack clothing for day and night and still have room in your overnight bag for a souvenir?

The classic look of the 1970s is trying to make another comeback. Will the aughts love the look of flared pants?