The FLARE Five: Kanye's Fashion Crimes

The news, views and trends we're talking about this morning

Celine : Front Row  - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015

Fashion Kanye West may be as stylistically influential as he thinks—though perhaps not in quite the way he imagines. Refinery 29 has created a clever infographic that suggests Yeezus is responsible for a host of bad style trends, from shutter shades to leather jogging pants.

Health Summer is the ideal time to skip the gym and head to the park. Aside from avoiding all the grunters, new research suggests that open-air workouts can boost mood, increase self-esteem and trigger a surge of happiness-inducing chemicals.

Sex The World Cup may boast some of the sexiest athletes around but don’t assume it’s an orgiastic free-for-all. Time reports that many coaches have banned their players from engaging in pre-game extracurriculars.

Beauty Your skin’s greatest ally is a good night’s rest—the very thing many of us find so elusive. One dermatologist told the New York Times that she advocates a sleep plan, which involves, first and foremost, slowing down.

Pop Culture If you crave “likes” like cupcakes and feel downcast when no one comments on your status update, then you may be unconsciously hooked on external validation—a hankering that could set you up for a host of issues, according to ELLE. The cure lies in finally understanding what your mama always said: The world doesn’t revolve around you, babe.