• See the evolution of summer's sexiest shorts from the 1940s to the 2000s
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    Alexandra Ilyashov

    See the evolution of summer's sexiest shorts from the 1940s to the 2000s

    Few clothing items usher in summer quite like a perfectly worn-in, frayed and ripped pair of denim shorts. Here is the evolution of this go-to garment.

  • Did Meghan Markle honour this fellow American divorcée on her wedding day?
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    Elizabeth Di Filippo

    Did Meghan Markle honour this fellow American divorcée on her wedding day?

    Coincidence? Meghan Markle's nuptials featured two similarities to the socially exiled Duchess of Windsor.

  • Royal wedding: The true story of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding
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    Elizabeth Di Filippo

    Royal wedding: The true story of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding

    Learn the secrets behind Queen Elizabeth II's post-WWII wedding to Prince Philip.

  • Royal wedding: The secrets behind Princess Diana's wedding dress
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    Elizabeth Di Filippo

    Royal wedding: The secrets behind Princess Diana's wedding dress

    In honour of the royal wedding, learn the secrets behind Princess Diana's iconic wedding gown.

  • The Obamas' new upscale address may be cursed
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    Alex Eriksen

    The Obamas' new upscale address may be cursed

    The Obamas are looking to get into a new residence in NYC, but some say it may be cursed.

  • Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?
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    Alice Sholl

    Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

    Whether you look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day each year or not, it’s hard to ignore the foil-wrapped chocolate hearts and red roses popping up at our local supermarkets around about this time of the month. Something you might already know is that there was a Saint named Valentine – and that Valentine’s Day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine. The only thing we can be relatively sure about with Saint Valentine is that he was commemorated as a saint on February 14 in around 270 AD, but there are many stories and legends about him and why we celebrate the this with love.

  • Why do we consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky?
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    Alice Sholl

    Why do we consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky?

    “It’s Friday the 13th this week”, we tell our friends and colleagues in a spooky voice, without really knowing what that day-date combination fuss is really about. The fear of Friday the 13th is called “paraskevidekatriaphobia”. In Western superstition, many believe that it all originated in the Middle Ages or has biblical roots.

  • 17-year-old transforms herself in iconic women of fashion
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    Simone Olivero

    17-year-old transforms herself in iconic women of fashion

    All images via Instagram/bewitchedquills There’s no doubt that the iconic beauties of the past like Audrey Hepburn and Scarlett O’Hara play a major role in fashion and beauty as we know it today. But for one teen, these historical looks are everything.  ALSO SEE: A guide to buying vintage fur Annelies Maria Francine is a 17-year-old from Belgium who spends her days trolling vintage clothing and jewellery on Etsy to help transform herself into these classic icons of the past. Click through the gallery above to see some of her most impressive portraits and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.

  • The Tragic Life of America’s First Supermodel
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    Jenna Birch

    The Tragic Life of America’s First Supermodel

    Audrey Munson is immortalized all over New York City — at the New York Public Library, the Plaza Hotel, the Pulitzer Fountain — as well as other major cities.

  • This exhibit explores the 5,000 year history of tattoos from antiquity to modern day
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    Simone Olivero

    This exhibit explores the 5,000 year history of tattoos from antiquity to modern day

    “The exhibition brings to life the more than 5,000 year-old history of tattoos, exploring these ancient practices and their cultural significance,” says Chris Darling, senior curator of entomology at the ROM. The exhibit travels from Paris, where it was originally developed by Anne & Julien of Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture magazine for the Musée du quai Branly.

  • #TBT: A 1960s Beauty Ad Encouraged Weight Gain
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    Noël Duan

    #TBT: A 1960s Beauty Ad Encouraged Weight Gain

    Tablets for weight gain. Would you?

  • The Revolutionary Roots of Cuba’s Fabled Ice Cream Parlor
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    Noël Duan

    The Revolutionary Roots of Cuba’s Fabled Ice Cream Parlor

    Fidel Castro enjoying a cone of ice cream. (Photo: Getty Images)

  • 100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]
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    Noël Duan

    100 Years of Beauty in China [Video]

    From Shanghai socialites to Communist Party leaders, the past 100 years for women in China have been full of seismic shifts. The 15th episode of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series gives a beauty-focused overview of these changes in less than a minute.

  • Santa Maria Novella: Inside the World’s Longest-Standing Apothecary
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    Noël Duan

    Santa Maria Novella: Inside the World’s Longest-Standing Apothecary

    While a saunter through Sephora or Space NK does feel like a spiritual experience for many of us, these beauty shops don’t compare to Officina Profumo – Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a 600-year-old Florentine pharmacy founded by talented Dominican monks. The beauty mecca is set up next to the monk’s monastery, and prides itself on using many of the same techniques and recipes developed hundreds of years ago.

  • How Our Favorite Magazines Have Evolved With the Times
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    Noël Duan

    How Our Favorite Magazines Have Evolved With the Times

    Decades ago — and for some, over a century ago — magazines like Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Vogue, and GQ were already on newsstands, but you wouldn’t recognize them. Blogger Karen X. Cheng and graphic designer Jerry Gabra recently compiled magazine covers across each decade — as far back as the 1900s — giving us a succinct summary of how some of our favorite periodicals have evolved over time. Cosmopolitan was actually founded as a family magazine in 1866, re-emerged as a literary journal in the 1900s, and became a women’s magazine in the 1960s.

  • Healing New Orleans: Apothecary Spots in the Creole City
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    Noël Duan

    Healing New Orleans: Apothecary Spots in the Creole City

    New Orleans has always been a site of healing — even before the French Mississippi Company officially founded the Louisiana city in 1718. 1300 years before Europeans colonized the swampy land, the Mississippi culture, a mound-building Native American civilization, thrived in the bayou, using the herbs of the land for healing rituals linked to the cycles of agriculture. After les Français and los Españoles moved in with their European-trained pharmacists and brought in African slaves who had their own medicinal traditions, Louisiana’s apothecary heritage became as creole as its music, cuisine, and language.

  • How Coco Chanel’s Recipe for Elegance Changed the Perfume Industry Forever
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    Noël Duan

    How Coco Chanel’s Recipe for Elegance Changed the Perfume Industry Forever

    Chanel is probably most famous for her modernist and liberating fashion design legacy — but the French mogul also revolutionized the fragrance industry with the creation of Chanel No.5, the first synthetically created perfume in recorded history.