FLARE Five: Will Boop Be The New Goop?

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Pop Culture Everybody wants to be a lifestyle guru. Lainey Gossip reports that Blake Lively is set to get her Goop on—her “curated” lifestyle site launches on July 23. Mrs. Ryan Reynolds should prepare for a fight: Ellen DeGeneres launches her own lifestyle brand, E.D., in the fall, and it sounds like she plans nothing less than world domination. “I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine,” the talk show host told WWD.

Fashion The takeaway container from your fave fast food joint is now a haute couture accessory, thanks to Jeremy Scott—who created a gold-chained tote bag for Moschino’s fall 2014 collection that could pass (almost) for McDonald’s famous fry containers. The Telegraph talks up the high-low logo trend among designers like Laing and Marc Jacobs here; for more fast-food fabulousness, FLARE’s very own Beckerman sisters take their favourite McMoschino pieces for a spin here.

Beauty Allure serves up two summer beauty trends to make you nostalgic for your sticker book: shiny, metallic ‘tattoo’ jewelry (surprisingly fetching decals ) and stick-on eyeliner by Dior.

Health There is an upside to your frizzy hair and sweaty stomach: you’re not so anxious! Humidity reduces feelings of anxiety, according to New York mag’s Science of Us, in a post that breaks down how sticky summer weather affects our brains.

Sex Love doesn’t come without a few painful sacrifices. Researchers at Oxford University determined that when you find your Mr. Right (or Mr. Right Now), you lose two friends from your core group of besties, because you’re so wrapped up in the first flush of love that the connection wanes. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. In fact, you don’t even need a boyfriend. Read Emily Landau’s awesome ode to the glories of the single life here.