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What Some Women Will Do for Beauty Pages: 2 3 4
    Why are we all trying to look the same? Has the craze for a more Westernized look sparked a global identity crisis? From eyelid surgery to leg-lengthening and calf-narrowing, it seems there is little some women won't do to achieve that iconic look.

Natural Hair Color and Texture — Why Don't We Want It?
    While only about 2 percent of the world population is born blonde, the rest are still going for gold. Has the craze for a more Westernized look sparked a global crisis?

Are Blue Eyes Better?
    While only about 2 percent of the world population is born blonde, the rest are still going for gold. Has the craze for a more Westernized look sparked a global crisis?

The Japanese Secret for Winning Miss Universe
    Hint: Look less Japanese

Life as an American Female Soldier Pages: 2 3 4 5 6
    U.S. Report Hair falling out, periods on hold, and peeing in a cup: for female soldiers, life on the front lines involves stuff men never have to think about.

A Short History of the Vice Presidency Pages: 2 3 4
    With election season looming, how important is the running mate? Check out our VP power scale!

India's Hindu Water Worshippers
    By the shores of the Arabian Sea, India's Hindus cleanse their souls. People have been making pilgrimages to Dwarka, an ancient Indian city in the province of Gujarat, for centuries. The city, which borders the Arabian Sea, is believed by Hindus to

Beauty and the Beast
    She's been gored more than once, but Spanish bullfighter Ana Infante knows how to stand her ground.

Here Come the Brides!
    The 11th annual Tianyahaijiao International Wedding Festival

Finding Power Behind the Wheel
    Most of what we hear about Iran these days is worrisome, but there's at least one upbeat movement afoot: the rise of the female race-car driver.

What Is a Carbon Footprint?
    Figure out what it all means here.

Hillary Clinton Unplugged Pages: 2 3 4 5
    Senator Clinton found time for a casual chat with Marie Claire's editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles, about motherhood, the juggle, abortion, celeb culture, and her ace-in-the-hole husband.

Marie Claire Is Mobile!
    Marie Claire is mobile.

Green Girls Global
    From the kitchen to the bedroom, this blog covers all aspects of living green.

Whose Carbon Footprint Is the Smallest? Pages: 2
    Guess who is earth-friendly and whose carbon footprint is to blame for drowning polar bears and worse: Is it the mountain maven, the globe-trotter, or the urban hipster? It’s not who you think. How do you stack up?

Beautiful Eye On the World
    Eyelashes around the world

Most Valuable Kids Are Charity MVPs
    Bummed that you can't use those concert tickets you bought? Feel better by donating them to underprivileged children.

Top Three Carbon Evils
    The top three carbon evils and what you can do to offset them.

Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Customer service, tech support...these days we outsource everything to India. So why not pregnancy? Here is a report on the growing number of Indian women willing to carry an American child.

Mind Your (Global) Manners
    How to take a shot in Russia, eat a sandwich in Brazil, and five other insider tips to keep you from looking like a tourist.

Black Woman, White Skin Pages: 2 3 4
    Her parents were black, but she looks white. Kenosha Robinson on trying to figure out where she fits in.

Join Angelina Jolie's Fight for Human Rights
    Angelina Jolie is at the forefront of the fight for human rights. Join her.

The Blue Planet Run Is Off to an Exciting Start Pages: 2 3 4 5 6

History of the Non-Apology Pages: 2 3 4 5 6
    Did you know that every 37 seconds someone in America non-apologizes? As former CIA director George Tenet concludes his non-mea culpa media tour, we take a look at this insidious American epidemic.

Q&A with Mike Huckabee Pages: 2
    The former Republican governor of Arkansas on trans fats, thongs, and presidential ambitions.

Women Who Rock the World Pages: 2 3
    Moving seamlessly through foreign wars and cultures, these rising stars of the United Nations arm themselves with intellect, compassion, and diplomacy.

Around the World in 95 Days Pages: 2 3 4
    A sixth of the population is living without access to safe drinking water, and the Blue Planet Run Foundation is not taking this sitting down.

Love Is a Battlefield
    Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms trains the best and brightest troops in the country. It is also home to 12,406 military family members. Here, we feature the women who keep hope alive on the home front.

Honor Suicides in Turkey Pages: 2 3 4 5
    In Turkey, honor suicides are now replacing honor killings for girls who bring "shame" on their families.

When Mom Has a Secret Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Sara Jane Olson was a community leader, doctor's wife, and mother of three. Now she's in her fifth year of a lengthy prison sentence for crimes she committed in her 20s.

Join the Marie Claire Reader Panel
    We're looking for readers with strong opinions to occasionally give us feedback on our ideas.Are you interested? If so, please EMAIL US with your name, age and email address, and we'll put you on the panel.

Shopping in Dubai (September 2006) Pages: 2 3 4
    Shopping with chic women in Dubai.

A Tale of Two Cities (November 2006) Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    In the past 25 years, the median income for the average family has grown by less than 1 percent, while the median income for the very top tier has grown by 200 percent. Meet the women of the richest and poorest communities in America.

Q&A With John Edwards
    Presidential candidate John Edwards on his ego, John Kerry, his hair (that hair!), and why you should vote for him.

Where Do You Read Your Marie Claire?
    You're on the go, which means that your magazine is too. Send us a picture of the crazy places you read Marie Claire!

I Carried a Gun and Loved It Pages: 2 3 4
    Being a woman with a gun gave me power and strength in a throwback environment where females were viewed defiantly, as the weaker sex.

Lauren Bush Helps Feed The World
    Lauren Bush created this T-shirt in partnership with Marie Claire and the U.N. World Food Program (WFP) to raise funds to fight hunger in third-world countries.

9 Places You'll Want To Move To
    These countries rank 2 through 10 on the list of best places for women, based on their health, financial, and gender-equality practices, according to the World Economic Forum.

Q&A with Alexandra Kerry
    The daughter of the man who might have been president on politics, her burgeoning career, and, of course, that dress.

Marie Claire's 10 Best Charities
    Want to provide the most help with your dollar? From finding an AIDS vaccine to stopping sexual assault to putting a woman in the White House, the efforts of these 10 charities wowed

What Happened to These Children of War? Pages: 2 3 4
    Thirty years ago, the U.S. pulled its troops from Vietnam and left tens of thousands of children fathered by American soldiers behind.

Q & A With Tammy Duckworth Pages: 2
    On November 12, 2004, former Army Major Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs when Iraqi insurgents launched a grenade at the Black Hawk helicopter she was copiloting.

An Unbreakable Spirit (August 2006) Pages: 2
    Aisha Parveen was kidnapped, drugged, and sold to a brothel in Pakistan. For six years, she remained trapped inside the brothel, but she never stopped fighting for her freedom.

Q&A With Nell Newman
    Paul Newman’s daughter, founder of Newman's Own Organics, talks about organic farming and tells you whether or not buying organic is really worth it.

Women Who Rule Pages: 2 3 4
    So now that the midterms are out of the way, we're eyeing the election bids: Condi? Hillary? If either declares-and wins-she'll join these women.

Pakistan: Only Women Can Rescue Women Pages: 2 3 4
    In many Islamic countries, religious leaders believe that women cannot be touched by men outside their family. So when catastrophe strikes -- as it did in last year's Pakistan earthquake -- it's up to the women to save themselves.

Q & A With Laurie David Pages: 2
    The environmental activist, producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author, talks about the global-warming debate.

Morning Commutes Around The World Pages: 2 3 4
    Take a look at the commutes of women from all around the world and see how your daily rush hour compares!

Hairstyles from Around the World Pages: 2 3
    Think it's hard getting your hair to behave? Check out the beauty rituals from around the world that are behind these amazing locks.

Join Salma Hayek in the fight to end domestic violence
    Help End Domestic Violence. Check out some ways to take action in your community.

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