Brad Pitt is the New Face of Chanel No. 5

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Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel No. 5, the French brand announced on Wednesday.

"Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No.5," Chanel announced via Twitter.

The company declined to provide any additional details about the selection or respond to inquiries about whether Brad’s new role means a male version of the iconic perfume is in the works. Pitt will be the first man to market the fragrance.

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The Best and Worst Places to be a Woman

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March 8 is International Women’s Day, a day celebrating the political, economic, and social achievements of women. In honor of this special day, UK newspaper The Independent has identified the best and worst places to be a woman.  Some of the results might surprise you. Is your country on the list?

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Paris, New York City Among Worst Places to Shop

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Shoppers may want to avoid New York’s Fifth Avenue or Paris’ Avenue des Champs-Elysées. According to Presence Mystery Shopping, poor customer service and dismal atmospheres make the prestigious districts some of the world’s worst places to shop.

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Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Say "I Do"

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Ringo Starr, the only other surviving Beatle, and Barbara Walters, a cousin of the bride, were two of the guests who attended the wedding of Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell yesterday. This makes McCartney's third marriage and Shevell's second. October 9th would have been John Lennon's 71st birthday.

They first met 20 years ago in the Hamptons but reunited in 2007 while they were both separated from their spouses. Within 12 months the couple was crazy in love.

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Girls Addicted to Dating Games in Japan

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Female-oriented video games are growing in Japan. The market is predicted to reach 20 billion yen ($261 million) in the next five years, a large leap from last year's 6 million yen. The reason is that young girls are getting addicted to "otome" games, electronic versions of romance novels.   

"When I wake up in the morning, I play these games for a while before I really get up," says Takako Suzuki, 28, an office worker. "I need to play otome games because I’m so stressed out by my nagging boss at work."

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Female Fans Only at Turkish Football Games

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For the first time in the world, women and children were the only fans at a football game for yesterday's match up between Fenerbahçe and Manisaspor. The Turkish Football Federation decided to take the drastic measure of banning men from games which involve teams sanctioned for unruly fan behavior.

Over 45,000 ladies and their little ones packed Istanbul's Sükrü Saracoglu stadium for this historic event.

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Saudi Women Seek To Overturn Driving Ban

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There is an unwritten law in Saudi Arabia that forbids women to drive.  Twenty one years ago a group of forty seven women took to the streets of Riyadh in a convoy to protest the ban. Since then nothing has changed despite their continued efforts and the support of many others.  This week they will take to the streets behind the wheel again to bring awareness to the ban. 

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Women Willing to Trade Years of Life for Perfect Body

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How much would you give up for the perfect body? Health? Money? Years of your life? One recent study suggests that a third of young women would trade at least a year of life for the perfect figure. 

Researchers from the University of the West of England (UWE) and the U.K. eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation recently polled over 300 British women at university campuses around the country to determine what they would be willing to give up for the perfect shape. The results?

Sixteen percent of the women surveyed would give up a year of their life for their ideal weight and shape, while 10% said they would be willing to trade two to five years of life. An astounding 10% said they would give up 10 years, while 1% said they’d forgo 21 years (!) of living!

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Study: Beautiful People Happier, Earn More Money

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Are beautiful people happier than plain people? According to a new study, the answer is yes. However, beauty itself doesn’t bring happiness. It’s the economic benefits beauty reaps.

Researchers from the University of Texas – Austin arrived at this conclusion after reviewing five international studies conducted between 1971 and 2009 and launching a new survey this year. In the recent survey, interviewers quizzed study participants about their level of happiness and then ranked the participants in terms of attractiveness. The results?

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Study: Ladies Already Feel Old at 29

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Generally speaking, I always thought that the term “Over the Hill” referred to anyone turning 40. Unfortunately, a new study has shown that for women, that term hits them as early as the age of 29.

A British company called Avalon Funeral Plans (ironic, huh?) polled 1,000 people on their website, and found that on average, women said they started “feeling old” when they were 29. Reports of things that made them feel old were outward markers, like gray hairs, sagging skin, and (ahem) “assets heading south.”

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