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Get Kaley Cuoco's People's Choice Awards look for less

Newlywed Kaley Cuoco accepts the award for favorite

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Kaley Cuoco took home the award for favorite comedic TV actress at last night's People's Choice Awards -- and looked fab while doing it. Here's how to get "The Big Bang Theory" star's red carpet look for less:






1. Maxi Skirt. Start off your look with a bright blue floor-length skirt. The stunning hue is perfect...

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Victoria's Secret releases 2014 swimwear collection

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel covers the 2014 Victoria's Secret

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Feeling trapped by the polar vortex? Try forgetting the cold with some hot swimwear.

Victoria's Secret just released its 2014 swimwear collection and catalog, which features some of the brand's sexiest angels sporting this season's best bikini trends.

The new line notably includes suits with cutouts, lace-up details and gorgeous jeweled accents. Other fun trends include high-waisted...

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Aeropostale launches 'Pretty Little Liars' clothing line

Aeropostale has launched a clothing line inspired by

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Let's be honest: besides "Who the heck is A?," the most popular question among fans of the ABC Family hit "Pretty Little Liars" has to be "Where can I get that outfit?"

Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Aria -- the show's main characters -- may just have some of the most enviable closets in all of TV, and now fans can make the girls' style their own.

Just in time...

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2 fashion trends for the tech-savvy

The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix

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Now that the holidays are over, why not treat yourself?


The Le Tote rental service is like Netflix for fashion. Fill out a style profile, and Le Tote sends you three garments and two accessories -- wear 'em as long as you like, then return in a prepaid bag and another tote comes your way. It's $49 a month (and they handle cleaning). A new "Jewelry Box" option...

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4 tea-infused beauty products to try

You can find Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème

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A new season of "Downton Abbey" premiered last night, and fans can keep in the British spirit using products infused with -- what else? -- Tea!

Jason Anti-Aging Tea Time Crème moisturizes with antioxidant-rich green tea, $15.50; at Whole Foods, health food stores and

Ole Henricksen's African Red Tea Collection includes wrinkle-resistant creams, face...

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Free facials, designer evening wear sample sale

Filly's is hosting a Rene Ruiz evening wear

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Through March

PROM DRESS DRIVE Women of Integrity Inc. is asking for donations of recently dry cleaned, gently worn or new evening gowns and cocktail dresses, along with shoes, evening bags and other prom accessories for the 2014 Prom Dress Drive Giveaway for high school girls unable to afford an outfit. Drop-off locations and times are listed at

Jan. 9


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3 easy New Year's Eve hairstyles to try

Try one of these three hairstyles this New

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Don't start 2014 out with a bad hair day. Whether you're staying in with friends or hitting a New Year's Eve blow out, these styles will keep you looking cute way past midnight.


You can sport this braided 'do whether you're spending the night in, or going out. Just skip the extensions for a more casual look.



If you're headed to...

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Returning Christmas gifts: 7 things you need to know

Received an unwanted gift this year? We have

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Holiday presents are meant to make us feel loved and appreciated by those special people in our lives. Still, without fail, many gifts are destined to be returned before they're even unwrapped. 

But before you return that ugly sweater or DVD you'd rather poke your eyes out than watch, here are some tips to make the process hassle-free.

1. Step away from the plastic wrap.


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6 things you should buy after Christmas

Stock up on holiday decorations for next year

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The Christmas rush might have you feeling all shopped out, but according to, there are a few items you can save big on this time of year.

After Christmas is the best time to shop for:

1. Brand-name HDTVs

When major manufacturers debut their 2014 lineup at the Consumer Electronics show in January, retailers are sure to cut prices on 2013 models, making it the perfect...

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Gifts you can buy on Christmas Day

If Santa fails you, we've got you covered

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By Christmas Eve, even most procrastinators have tucked their gifts safely under the tree. But every year, there are those true last-minute shoppers who wake up Christmas morning with the dreaded feeling that they forgot something.

If Santa doesn't hit your house overnight to fill in where you left off, you can't count on your local supermarket to be open Christmas Day. Most Waldbaums, Stop...

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