Our latest fitness obsession? The newest addition to exhale’s signature Core Fusion lineup: Core Fusion Extreme. This is not your average workout. It’s the kind of class that pushes your limits (in a good way). Gliders. Plyo boxes. Suspension training. Expect to sweat – a lot – and melt away every ounce of holiday stress as you move through high-intensity stations in a full hour of power.

Take a peek below and get ready to crush it at exhale’s nationwide locations.

Video by Mark Humphrey

Ready to try exhale’s signature Core Fusion? Our exhale mind body spa Boutique opens Tuesday, December 2, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 2, 2014

This Black Friday, Tom Ford gave us all a reason to pucker up. Why, exactly? Well, the iconic American designer launched his Lips & Boys collection, an assortment of 50 lipstick hues, each named after a man who has influenced Tom’s life.

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick

Image via tomford.com

From actors like Colin to Tom’s son Alexander, the shades’ namesakes are as varied as their colors, which range from nudes, pinks, and corals to silvers, plums, and browns.

Here’s the catch: the collection is only available at select online retailers through tonight, December 1. But fear not, last-minute shoppers. Lips & Boys officially launches in stores on December 26, so if these pinkie-sized tubes don’t make it into your stocking, they’ll still fit perfectly into your New Year’s Eve clutch.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 1, 2014

Cooking up a storm and corralling rogue relatives is work. So when it comes to the drink in your hand? Simplicity is key. Using ingredients you probably already have on hand, whip up this easy cranberry simple syrup and add a splash to vodka or wine. Voilà! You’re ready to sip.

Cranberry Simple Syrup Recipe

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November 26, 2014

Finalizing the shopping list for Thanksgiving (that’s tomorrow for you procrastinators) and stumped on what to make for dessert? Fret no more. Impress even your foodie cousin, finicky in-laws, and picky sibling with this unconventional treat. Rue graphic designer Tyler W. shares his family’s recipe for a simple and oh-so-tasty layered chocolate pumpkin pie. Read on for all the details and make sure to grab these ingredients on your last-minute grocery haul.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

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November 26, 2014

As if Cara Delevingne isn’t already good at everything, now she can officially add “singer” to her résumé. Confirming reports that Cara was making music with Pharrell Williams, Chanel has just unveiled a teaser for its next short film, Reincarnation.

Meant to promote Chanel’s Métiers d’Art collection showing next month in Salzburg, Austria, the clip stars Cara and Pharrell as royal portraits come to life. Directed by Karl Lagerfeld, the two dance and sing to a Pharrell-original track called “CC the World” – obviously a nod to the label’s double-C logo.

Better yet, the film chronicles an important historical story: while vacationing in Salzburg in 1954, Coco Chanel found inspiration for the iconic Chanel jacket in a staff uniform worn by a hotel elevator attendant.

Alongside their Chanel movie debut, Cara and Pharrell will also star in an ad campaign for the Métiers d’Art collection, shot by (you guessed it) Karl Lagerfeld. The full film won’t be released on Chanel.com until December 1, the night before the collection is premiered. And I’m guessing Cara will have a starring role in that show, too.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 25, 2014

Be they spruce, pine, or fir, Christmas trees and garlands are traditionally evergreen. And the problem with those natural beauties? Needles everywhere. But artificial options abound. They’re easy to store, realistic-looking, and most importantly, much less of a mess. Lucky for you, Rue Living Editorial Director Nancy shares her tips below on how to select the proper faux greenery for your very real holiday.

Faux Christmas Trees and Garlands

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November 25, 2014

The glitter-filled holiday season is prime time for trying new beauty trends – but sometimes you just want a foolproof look. Enter: this feminine, universally flattering combination, courtesy of our resident hair and makeup expert Rachael C. Ready to master it yourself? Here’s how, step-by-step.

Go-To Holiday Makeup

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November 25, 2014

Get ahead on the holiday season creep-up. With must-have finds at every price point – from stocking stuffers to big-ticket items – this Boutique makes it easy to satisfy every request in a snap. Read on for tips on how to turn two popular gifts (big and small) into ones they’ll never put down.

 Just-Right Gift Picks for the Holidays

Stocking Stuffers
One bracelet makes a statement – a whole stack turns heads. Gift a variety of metals and sizes by tying them together with a ribbon.

Big-Ticket Items
A minaudière is petite, but it packs a style punch. Fill one with night-out essentials (like lipstick) so she can grab and go after unwrapping.

Our The Handpicked Holiday Gift Shop: Picks by Price Boutique opens Monday, November 24, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 24, 2014

For patent leather: To get your shiniest accessories glistening again, just wipe them with a bit of glass cleaner. To remove scuffs, gently scrub with a Q-tip and petroleum jelly.

For a too-big belt: When even the smallest notch is loose, pull your belt through its buckle to the desired tightness. Then loop it under and back over to create a secure knot.

For slippery soles: Prep shoes for icy surfaces by roughing up leather soles with sandpaper. Now you have enough grip to stay afoot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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November 24, 2014

This year, we’re teaming up with PayPal to make your holiday shopping as easy as possible (so you can get back to celebrating). With 60 no-brainer gifts launching throughout the week – and the option for a fast and completely secure checkout with PayPal – you can spoil every giftee on your list with what they really want. These steals will even leave you with extra to spend on a finishing touch. Here, we share three ways to make this season the most memorable yet.

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Brilliance New York Diamond & Pearl Night Cream $399 $29.99
If you didn’t think you could put that big-ticket item under the tree, think again. Grab a super-luxe night cream at a too-good-to-be-true price, then throw in a silk eye mask for the complete at-home spa experience.

Cullen Women’s Cashmere Hat & Fingerless-Glove Set $215 $79.99
& Portolano Men’s Striped Scarf & Glove Set $150 $49.99
Buy items in sets. Wrap a hat-and-glove set for twice the cozy, without breaking the bank. Then throw on skates and hit the ice together so they can show off.

Stella & Ruby 14k-Plated Braided Necklace $130 $39.99
Glitzy extras – think statement necklaces and crystal earrings – are crowd-pleasers. Keep them on hand for last-minute gift swaps. Have leftovers? Hold on to them for yourself or save them for next year.

Our Presented by PayPal: 12 gift steals. 24 hours. Boutiques open Monday, November 24; Tuesday, November 25; Friday, November 28; Saturday, November 29; and Monday, December 1, at 8AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 24, 2014