Samantha Leal

Senior Web Editor

I'm Sam, the senior editor at MarieClaire.com. I love shining a light on awesome people doing things that matter, cool products and hacks for everyday life, and advice you'll actually use. I'm pretty much always looking for the perfect GIF for any situation. When I'm not trolling the internet, I can be found dancing like a weirdo or napping like it's my job. Right now, I'm probably eating or drinking something filled with sugar or booze. (Sorry, mom.)

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16 Sex Toys So Pretty They Don't Look Like Sex Toys
Like, can-leave-out-in-front-of-houseguests-and-not-be-embarrassed pretty.
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The 8 Best U.S. Cities to Visit This Spring
Perfect timing.
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35 Celebrity Tattoos and Exactly What They Mean
There's always a story when it comes to ink.
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26 Celebrity Kids and Parents Who Look *Exactly* Alike
The Hollywood gene pool is seriously strong.
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Weekend Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley
Plus, Los Angeles recs to round out a getaway. 🌵🌴
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54 Times Celebrities Did Impressively Selfless Stuff
*heart melting*
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Fashion
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10 Pairs of Shoes That'll Make You Rethink Your "No Heels Policy"
AKA they're comfortable. Swear.
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The Perfect Sunglasses for Every Face Shape
Modeled by celebs.
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Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel's Epic Feud Just Got Even More Epic
"Are you playing me off? Seriously?"
Culture
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Oh Man, You'll Love Who Ryan Gosling Brought to the Oscars
Eeeeeeven though it's not you.
Fashion
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Leslie Mann Just Pulled a Major 'Beauty and the Beast' Belle Moment at the Oscars
All about that princess life.
Culture
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The Internet Is Losing Its Collective Mind Over Justin Trudeau's Butt
"Looking like it's the last corner piece of Thanksgiving sweet potato pie that I know I better not touch or I'll get cut by my auntie."
Culture
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The Best Shows for When You've Exhausted All Those British Period Dramas
Because we know you've blazed through the entire "recommended BBC titles" list.
Beauty
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10 Sea Salt Sprays That Will Get You Perfectly Imperfect Beachy Waves
Indulge those 'Blue Crush' fantasies.
Food & Cocktails
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Drink History: What Is a Sour and How, Exactly, Is It Made?
Answering life's big questions.
Celebrity
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John Legend Taking Off a Tipsy Chrissy Teigen's Jewelry Is the Most Goal-Worthy Thing Ever
Get you a man who can do both. (Deal with you both sober and drunk, in case you didn't get that.)
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Jenny Slate and Chris Evans Have Split Up
Because clearly we can't have anything nice in 2017.
Career
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The Definitive Guide to Budgeting Your Money for 2017
AKA how to get your shit together when it comes to your hard-earned cash this year.
Food & Cocktails
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10 Wine and Super Bowl Food Pairings for a Better Game Day
Because beer isn't the only option.
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8 Destinations That Will Be the New Travel Hot Spots of 2017
Move over Tulum and Iceland.
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