Hilary Duff gets real about partygoers, lack of social distancing: 'I'm so embarrassed by our country right now'

Health has undoubtedly remained top of mind for everyone since the coronavirus pandemic swept the world into a frenzy months ago. It seems like now, more than ever, it’s pertinent to focus on making choices — both physically and mentally — that prioritize our health as much as we can, as our choices in the realm of wellness are one of the few things that we can control. And while that may seem difficult to do, the key to staying sane and staying well while raising a family comes down to one wo

Priyanka Chopra talks supporting women and philanthropic work: 'I’m a girl champion'

Priyanka Chopra is no stranger when it comes to taking on challenging and innovative roles. The self-proclaimed “brunch girl” wears many different hats — and we’re not just talking about the ones she wears to the brunch table! “The idea is to be able to add my style and flair to a brand which is already super-premium,” Chopra tells AOL of her new role as the first-ever Creative Advisor for BON V!V seltzer, her newest endeavor amid a quiet period of quarantine. The role, which Chopra was set t

Kate Hudson's successful approach to parenting doesn't involve punishment: 'I'm not into that'

Kate Hudson knows that the big secret to keeping it all together is actually contradictory in its nature. “When I started structuring my life a little bit better, I actually felt more freedom,” she says. The actress and WW ambassador spoke exclusively with AOL to talk about her wellness journey and balancing motherhood with self-care without losing that Oscar-nominated smile. “Structure for me was a great lesson for me growing into my adulthood,” Hudson shares. “Mentally, we need the ability

Queen Latifah gets real about healthcare disparities, systemic racism in the U.S.: 'It’s your right to vote and you should treat it as such'

As the United States enters its seventh month of being harrowed by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still uncertainty as to when there will finally be a COVID-19 vaccine and when, if at all, there will be a cure. For those in marginalized communities, the odds of finding a solution seem to be even bleaker, with people of color being nearly three times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease and five times more likely to be hospitalized from related COVID-19 complications than white peopl

Michael Phelps shares mental health struggles in quarantine: "There have been some scary times"

The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us into a state of pause where we can no longer put our physical and mental health on the back burner. When we focus on practicing wellness in both our physical and mental spheres, we're able to become the best versions of ourselves to help best serve the people closest to us. This rings true for 28-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer Michael Phelps, who is a testament to the idea that prioritizing one facet of health often means inadvertently prioriti

Rob Thomas and the Humane Society team up to help pets and their families affected by COVID-19

Animals are an integral part of so many of our lives and families. Amid major crises, organizations are constantly stepping up to ensure the care and safety of so many misplaced and abandoned animals. The coronavirus pandemic presents a difficult challenge in this arena, however, as every element of animal welfare from rescue, to care, to keeping shelters afloat is in some way affected by social distancing rules and threats of exposure to the virus. On April 30, Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas

Retirement home throws emotional social distancing parade for residents: 'I'm still on cloud 9'

Social distancing has made in-person interactions extremely nuanced for everyone. For those with family members and loved ones living in nursing and retirement homes, the importance of maintaining physical distance is especially important, given the risks COVID-19 poses to the elderly. But for the staff at Brookstone Retirement Center in Lexington, N.C., quarantine wasn't going to come in the way of reuniting its residents with their loved ones — they just had to get creative. On Friday, April

Alpacas join birthday parties, business meetings as New York farm offers video calls with furry friends

In times of crisis, it is not uncommon for people to turn to animals for comfort. Many have adopted shelter dogs and cats during the coronavirus quarantine in record-high numbers, but for those who still lack the resources or ability to fully adopt, foster or interact with an animal during this time, technology lends the ability for people to find that closeness with their favorite animals virtually. Ashley Yakaboski, of Baiting Hollow, New York is currently quarantined on her family’s alpaca

Mega-influencer Helen Owen chats swimwear, travel and life after Instagram

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability is subject to change. If you've perused your explore feed at all on Instagram, it's pretty likely that you've ended up -- one way or another -- on Helen Owen's profile. With over 1.6 million loyal followers, Owen is one of the OG influencers on the platform, with a level of authenti

Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski swears by this $5 secret to avoiding a trip to the dry cleaners

Celebrity stylist and 'Fashion Police' co-host Brad Goreski knows a thing or two about tried and true fashion rules -- and when to break them. The most overrated style rule in Goreski's opinion? Say hello to your white jeans again this September: “My style rule to live by is that you can definitley wear white after Labor Day. That’s why winter white was invented, so that you can wear white in the winter! Get yourself a white boot, get yourself an all-white look, get yourself a white coat. Also

You can now call an helicopter from your Uber app with Uber Copter -- Here's how

Whether you’re punctual, always late or leave your timing up to the whatever you have going on that day, there’s one destination that no amount of planning or luck can prepare us for when it comes to arriving on time -- the airport. Most New Yorkers have dealt with the all-too-familiar dread and anxiety that comes with getting to any major airport in the area on time, often times racking up cab or ride-share fees that would’ve been better spent on a flight upgrade. What New Yorkers (and travel

Justin Hartley teases Kevin's role as a father in Season 4 of 'This Is Us' (Exclusive)

Season 3 of "This Is Us" left dedicated fans with -- as to be expected -- hundreds of unanswered questions. At the forefront of these cliffhangers was the flash-forward at the end of the final episode revealing that Kevin Pearson ends up becoming a father. Justin Hartley, who plays Kevin Pearson on the series, stepped out last night in New York City to celebrate his September cover of DuJour Magazine, just in time for fans to tune into the September 24 premiere of Season 4. Hartley spoke excl

The Macallan unveils its newest edition -- and label is completely shock-worthy

The spirits industry is one that thrives on a melting pot of brands that stand for tradition, brands that are pioneers in their field and for the most longstanding and successful companies, brands whose portfolios offer a delicate balance of both. When it comes to whisky in particular, The Macallan is without a doubt the leader in what it means to be at the forefront of innovation while truly staying rooted in tradition. The Macallan Edition Series, a limited-edition collection that comes out

Skylar Grey predicted that she would write songs for Eminem since she was 13 -- and she was right

Skylar Grey knows that you probably don’t know who she is — in fact, she meant for it to be this way. But if you’ve caught yourself singing along to any of those hauntingly catchy hooks in mainstream hip-hop tracks over the past decade or so (think Eminem and Rihanna’s "Love the Way You Lie" or Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go”), chances are you know Grey’s music. But whether or not you're familiar with her brooding lyrics and dark metaphors or the delicate, blonde-haired face behind them, Grey ha

Negin Mirsalehi's capsule collection with Express is finally here and we want everything

As New York Fashion Week Spring 2020 comes to a close, collections and pieces that were debuted during the action-packed week are just kicking off. For seasoned designers and brands, churning out new collections every season becomes routine. But for international influencer and style icon Negin Mirsalehi, this season marks the launch of her first-ever capsule collection with Express. “It was really important to find the right moment and the right partner to do this with. I’ve been blogging an

Brooke Burke swears by these supplements to keep her enviable body in top shape

When it comes to getting on track with our health and wellness, it can feel more overwhelming than empowering on most days. From choosing between the newest fad diet plans, supplements that claim to solve every ailment and offer every cellular benefit and new workout crazes that involve everything from strobe lights to live DJs, there's no one clearcut way to get "healthy." For model and fitness guru Brooke Burke, it's all about prioritization -- the key is choosing products and methods that m

Exclusive: Tensions brew as Meghan is 'someone that Kate can’t necessarily manipulate', source

It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, as both duchesses have fueled the rumor mill with joint appearances seemingly ridden with tension and stories about emotional altercations. Back in November of last year, it had been reported that Meghan had made Kate cry due to Markle’s strict demands and specifications for Princess Charlotte’s bridesmaid dress. Questions about the relationship between the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex were raised as

Jonathan Van Ness: 'I want to see more people talking about trans women who are facing violence'

The world has been a lot more colorful the past few weeks in celebration of Pride month, with retailers, big-name companies and advocates everywhere sporting all things in rainbow in honor of the LGBTQIA+ community. Though it may seem like acceptance and visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community is widespread as it is accepted, the frustrating truth is that it is not. Pride month has become an opportunity for companies, organizations and influencers to use their platforms to bring visibility to a c

This credit card for travelers offers perks like 4 p.m. check out and worldwide concierge access

Anchored by the two most-anticipated three-day weekends of the year (Memorial Day and Labor Day), summer is prime time for long weekends and extended trips to tropical, beachy destinations. But holiday weekend or not, corporate culture tends to lean toward longer weekends with many companies offering incentives during the warmer months like Summer Fridays and the ability to work from home under more lenient and recurring circumstances. Yet the problem with most three-day-long getaways tends to

These are the foods that Tracy Anderson swears by to stay in shape

If you’ve managed to retain anything from your high school Biology class, it’s most likely this following bit of information: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. And though social media and meme culture have made light of the scientific fact that we’ve all managed to have drilled into our heads it’s because it’s true — if our mitochondria aren’t functioning at their optimal level of performance, our bodies and our overall functionality begin to suffer as well. As we grow older (par
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