I Just Talked To Nick Lachey (Pinch Me)

Between his successful ’90s boy-band comeback tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, a new album of lullabies written for his 10-month-old son, Camden, and various TV hosting gigs, 98 Degrees frontman Nick Lachey is one busy man. But the 39-year-old ex-heartthrob found a few minutes to talk with TIME…

Read the rest on Time.com: Nick Lachey on Playing a Comeback Tour (and Sometimes Forgetting His Own Lyrics)

Fantasy Hair & Petal Dresses: Q&A With Theia Creative Director Don O’Neill

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Don O’Neill, the creative director of goddess-like wedding and evening gown collection Theia, may not be a household name (yet), but we’re pretty sure you’ve seen his creations on a bevy of celebs: Most recently, he dressed Angela Bassett in a jewel-toned amethyst gown for the Tony Awards. He also created the high-tech, image-projecting gown in which Carrie Underwood performed at the Grammy’s, sewing thousands of crystals on the bodice. O’Neill’s personal life has been in the spotlight recently, too: In May, he proposed to Pascal Guillermie (owner of floral boutique Fleur De Pascal), his partner of 20 years, while the two were vacationing in Miami Beach. Not content with a simple old proposal, he had an airplane fly overhead with the banner: “Pascal Je T’aime! Will You Marry Me?” Here, we chat with him about the dramatic proposal, his latest wedding dress collection, his favorite bridal hairstyles and more.

Read the rest on Oribe.com: A Conversation With Don O’Neill

Q&A With “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” Author John Gray

Earlier this week, we posted an interview with relationship expert John Gray, of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus fame, whose newest book, Work with Me: The 8 Blind Spots Between Men and Women in Business, examines how men and women could better understand each other in the workplace—and how that could cause less stress in the home. You can read the full interview here, or, if you’re short on time, you can catch the juicy highlights here—and tell us whether you agree or disagree with his viewpoints in the comments.

Read the rest on YourTango: Top 6 Lessons On Balancing Love & Career From John Gray

Q&A With Heidi Elnora, Wedding Dress Designer And Southern Belle Extraordinaire

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I met wedding dress designer and Project Runway Season 2 alum Heidi Elnora at Bridal Market this spring, and she and her assistant, Rachel, are the sweetest people ever. I had been doing some work for hair designer Oribe, and pitched this profile to them. So happy it came out well!

It’s the height of wedding season, so conversations are turning to beautiful gowns, stunning accessories and, of course, glamorous hairstyles. We recently talked to wedding dress designer Heidi Elnora about her latest collection, up-to-the-minute trends in bridal fashion and hair (Great Gatsby inspiration galore!) and the edgy hairstyle she wore for her own wedding.

Read the rest on Oribe.com: A Conversation With Heidi Elnora

Samantha Bee on Jon Stewart’s Grooming Habits, her Work-Life Balance, and Why We Shouldn’t Exfoliate So Much

I recently talked to Samantha Bee from The Daily Show about sharing beauty products with her husband, her work-life balance, and Jon Stewart’s grooming habits. Read entire article on YourTango. Here are some choice quotes/outtakes which aren’t in the article:

On her beauty routine (since she’s promoting a campaign with Dove): “I’m old-fashioned when it comes to my beauty routine. I feel like we’re all so concerned right now with peeling away layers of skin. It actually behooves all of us to let some of that sit for awhile. Hold on to the skin you have. Buff it a little bit, but don’t get too crazy.”

On sharing beauty products with her husband, Jason Jones from The Daily Show“I used to put skincare products in Jason’s stocking every year for Christmas, but two years later, I would find those products unopened. I just stopped, because he just uses what I use.”

 

On Jon Stewart’s grooming routine (I just had to ask her about that, since he’s one of my biggest TV crushes): “I think he looks good. He pulls it together in the end; he’s pretty casual. He’s not a dresser-upper around the office: I think he’s so focused on working hard.”

On working with her husband, and parenting their three kids: “We work together, we walk to work together, we share an office. We have our desks up against each other, and our computers face each other. In general, I love it. It’s good for us as parents, because we have three little kids, so we get a lot of our adult conversations — and by adult I don’t mean X-rated — out of the way when we’re at work and walking to work, and accomplishing tasks together. So when we go home, we’re really focused on our kids. It’s not relationship check-in time for us; we’ve already done that. It’s been a really great arrangement. I don’t really know what we would do if we didn’t work together. And we write together outside of work, too. Man, we are really up in each others’ grills all the time.”

10 Social Media Etiquette Tips from The Emily Post Institute

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According to a new survey from Intel, nine out of 10 U.S. adults feel that others divulge too much information about themselves online, and 88 percent said they wish people “thought more about how others will perceive them when sharing information online.” However, the same survey found that 33 percent of people are more comfortable sharing information online than off. So what’s appropriate when it comes to sharing information in your online dating profile and via social media? In our exclusive interview with Anna Post, the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, and a co-author of Emily Post’s Etiquette, 18th Edition, she told us some “golden rules” to keep in mind when online dating and when using social media in general.

Read the rest on YourTango: 10 Online Dating Etiquette Tips from The Emily Post Institute