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Joseph V. Amodio

Ralph Lauren brings wearable tech to US Open...and the future to you

Ralph Lauren's new "Polo Tech" shirt debuts at

(Credit: Courtesy of Ralph Lauren Corporation)

Ralph Lauren is launching the activewear of tomorrow today at the U.S. Open in Flushing, outfitting six ball boys with a new high-performance “Polo Tech” shirt that measures physiological data like heart and breathing rates, transmitting it via an app to a smartphone. And up-and-comer Marcos Giron—the No. 1 singles player in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association—will wear the state-of-the-art shirt...

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4 Father's Day fragrances for dad

Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for

(Credit: Lacoste)

Cologne for Father's Day -- cliched? Not if done right. Here are four new winners:

1. For rock-star dads -- Gold Jay Z melds spicy ginger, cardamom and myrrh with bourbon vanilla. Dad'll be itching for bottle service at the club; $39 and up, jayzgold.com.

2. For indie dads -- the Santal 26 candle, a hip collaboration of cult scentmasters Le Labo and L.A. shop Violet Grey. Smoky, leathery,...

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The best new blushes to try

The Lancome Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow

(Credit: Lancome)

The perfect antidote to winter-weary complexions is a stroke of springtime blush. Here are four new ones to try:

1. By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace warms you up with light-activating "brightening cells" to enrich the shade and give depth, texture; $58 at Barneys New York, Space NK, beauty.com

2. Lancôme Blush Subtil Palette Blush & Glow Trio comes in three threesomes -- Ménage à...

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4 lip products to try this spring

The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Collection includes SPF

(Credit: Eric T. White)

With winter weather gone, renew your lips for spring with simple treatments and fun colors:

1. Most lip colors seen on celebs are custom- blended by makeup artists. Try that one-of-a-kind mixing at home with Mally Beauty Pro Tricks Lip Palette, with nine shades plus pearlizer and white and black shade modifier, $45; at mallybeauty.com.

2. Lipstick goes on more smoothly -- no flakes or...

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The best new products to treat damaged hair

Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter is

(Credit: Garnier Fructis)

April showers bring ... you know. But wintered-out, brittle hair could use hydration, too. Treat it before, during, and after shampoos with:

1. Philip Kingsley's Elasticizer Extreme: Apply biweekly to wet hair (mid-length to ends), cover, leave on two to 20 minutes, then shampoo, $45; at philipkingsley.com.

2. Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Strength Reconstructing Butter: Launched this...

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