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Ask the Office Guy

What's the Proper Etiquette for Poking on Facebook?

What's the Proper Etiquette for Poking on Facebook?

Ask the Office Guy No. 14

If you get poked, should you poke back? If someone pokes you, does it mean he or she has a crush? Should you poke more often — or never? Dan gives his take on the mysterious Facebook function in today’s Ask the Office Guy.

Got a question for our office guy? E-mail him at theofficeguy@dailycandy.com.

Photo: Noodle93 / Flickr

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Entertainment

VIP Festival Pass: DJ Mia Moretti

VIP Festival Pass: DJ Mia Moretti

Go behind the scenes with a music muse, presented by Olay Fresh Effects

Maybe you’re planning to hit the music festival circuit this spring. Maybe you’re chained to your desk with headphones on, just dreaming of it. Either way, who can refuse a VIP ticket?

Here’s yours, courtesy of DJ Mia Moretti, Olay Fresh Effects, and DailyCandy. Mia takes you behind the scenes as she gears up for the festival season ahead, sharing what keeps her looking well rested and feeling her “best beautiful” from late nights to early mornings.

Because the beat doesn’t stop.

To learn how Mia stays #FestivalFresh from Miami to Palm Springs and beyond, check out the VIP Festival Pass: DJ Mia Moretti series, presented by Olay Fresh Effects. #FreshAMGirls

Get to Know the Blogger Behind Where Did U Get That

Get to Know the Blogger Behind Where Did U Get That

Karen Blanchard breaks down her style

Wearing a purple fedora and revamped vintage dress, with a wool blazer perched on her shoulders, Karen Blanchard looks every bit the style maven she is.

In this video — part of the Influence Your Style series, presented by Moto X — she dishes on what inspires her massively popular blog, Where Did U Get That, and breaks down her favorite fall look.

Follow Blanchard at wheredidugetthat.com and check out more things that inspire her style here.

Three Style Makers Try the New Moto X

Three Style Makers Try the New Moto X

See why they’re buzzing

What happens when two designers and fashion blogger get their hands on Motorola’s latest smartphone?

In this Influence Your Style video, fashion designer Lauren Moffatt, jewelry designer Julie Rofman, and blogger Karen Blanchard of Where Did U Get That dish on their favorite Moto X features and how they gave their phones a signature touch.

Check out the Influence Your Style series to see what else is inspiring Moffatt, Rofman, and Blanchard this season, and go to motorola.com to buy and design your own Moto X. Want a chance to win a free one? Enter the StyleYourX Sweepstakes.

A Jewelry Designer Talks Creative Inspiration

A Jewelry Designer Talks Creative Inspiration

Get the scoop on Julie Rofman’s covetable cuffs

Sun-kissed skin, laid-back style, and down-to-earth energy are proof that Julie Rofman is in tune with nature.

As part of the Influence Your Style series, presented by Moto X, the California-based jewelry designer shares what inspired her current collection of beaded bracelets and cuffs (hint: There may be sand and surf involved), as well as a pro tip for sparking creativity.

Click here to see what else is inspiring Rofman right now, and go to julierofmanjewelry.com to shop her collection.

In the Studio with Lauren Moffatt

In the Studio with Lauren Moffatt

See what inspired the designer’s fall collection

Fun fact: Lauren Moffatt produced her first collection on the boat she lived on, which was docked in the Hudson River.

Since then, she has moved her operation ashore, but her classic yet spunky aesthetic still sets her apart from the crowd. In this video installment of Influence Your Style, presented by Moto X, she lets you behind the scenes of her Chelsea design studio and discusses what inspired her fall collection.

Check out Moffatt’s inspiration board mainstays here, and shop her collections at laurenmoffatt.net.

How to Be a Shine Star

How to Be a Shine Star

Dedicated Video: Suave

If sound bites from the Suave Shine Suite in Manhattan are any indication, people can’t stop raving about the new
Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion line:

“It smells awesome.”

“It makes your hair so soft and shiny!”

Hair care and Fashion Star lovers flocked to the exclusive event, which was hosted by DailyCandy and Suave at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Perks included a private screening of the Fashion Star season two launch, a meet-and-greet with the show’s stars, and a complimentary styling with the
Suave Professionals® Moroccan Infusion line, infused with authentic Moroccan oil (folks loved the products because they condition hair without adding extra weight).

Check out the behind-the-scenes footage here and visit the Suave Shine Suite online to learn more about the Suave Professionals® line, get styling tips, and enter for a chance to win sweet prizes (one of which is more than $100,000 cash).

Shine on.

Show-Stopping Blonde

Show-Stopping Blonde

 

Keep show-stopping blonde colour with the only line specially designed for your blonde needs. The Sheer Blonde® Everlasting Blonde line from the John Frieda® Hair Care experts uses cutting-edge technology to protect and preserve salon-fresh colour and texture for up to ten weeks.

Next Video: Dinner Is Served

Dinner Is Served

Dinner Is Served

Dedicated Video: Fresh Dish

Family dinner means treasured conversations, valuable teaching moments, and the dulcet glow of togetherness and love.

Too bad you haven’t actually experienced it since you wore a scrunchie around your wrist.

Fresh Dish acts as a prep cook, helping you get supper from zero to table in 30 minutes flat — so you can sit down and enjoy your meal like a normal family (circa 1955).

The service features recipes like pork chops with mushroom gravy and orzo and oven-roasted salmon with olives, potatoes, and zucchini. Choose your meal, select the number of servings, and Fresh Dish takes care of the rest. It even hooks up DailyCandy readers who purchase one meal with a free one (use code FRESHDAILY).

Once a week, you receive a package with your dinner kit(s) of pre-prepped ingredients (measured and individually packaged) along with an easy-to-follow recipe. That means no planning, grocery shopping, or defrosting — and more time to hear about the epic playground war.

Your family’s fly-by-night meals are history.

DailyCandy readers buy one meal kit and get one free with code FRESHDAILY; go to freshdish.com to learn more. You can also enter to win three months of free meal kits (winner receives two meal kits each month for three months).

This giveaway is limited to people who live in Fresh Dish’s delivery area; go to freshdish.com and click Get Started to see if you live in the delivery area. Those who have made a purchase at Fresh Dish using the DailyCandy promo code will automatically be entered to win and receive five additional entries. Entry is limited to one per person.

It's 16 All Over Again

It's 16 All Over Again

Dedicated: Emily Owens: 10/1: LA

You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).

That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.

Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.

It all goes down at The Bristol Room at The Viceroy Hotel (1819 Ocean Avenue) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.

Which you always tried to avoid in high school.

R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.

It's 16 All Over Again

It's 16 All Over Again

Dedicated: Emily Owens: 10/1: NY

You couldn’t wait for high school to be over. So it came as a shock when you entered the workplace and realized it was the same crap all over again (the cliques, the cliches, the competition).

That’s life at Denver Memorial Hospital for intern Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer; she had a role on The Good Wife, but you might also recognize her as Meryl Streep’s just-as-talented daughter). All Emily wants is to impress her boss (Necar Zadegan, The Event), date her med school crush (Justin Hartley, Smallville, Passions), and maybe save a few lives. Instead she finds herself head to head with high school nemesis Cassandra (newcomer Aja Naomi King) and feeling, basically, 16 all over again.

Catch the critically acclaimed sleeper hit Emily Owens, M.D. a full week before the television premiere at an exclusive free screening — and get the gift bags, snacks, and raffle prizes (a doctor bag-style leather purse, a snuggly blue scarf like the one Emily wears on the show) that go along with it.

It all goes down at the W Hotel (541 Lexington Avenue, between 49th and 50th Streets; map) on Thursday, October 4. Go at 7 p.m. for drinks and munchies; stay for the screening from 8 to 9 p.m. But you have to R.S.V.P. — otherwise you’ll be left out in the cold.

Which you always tried to avoid in high school.

R.S.V.P. for the free screening of Emily Owens, M.D. at dailycandy.com.

Every Booty's a Winner

Every Booty's a Winner

Sponsored Video: Old Navy

Yes, those are real women. With real bodies, real style, and real attitude. They walked (and rocked) Old Navy’s Bryant Park runway last Friday in complimentary pairs of The Rockstar skinny jeans. Watch this video to see how The Rockstar flatters women of every shape and size, from model to model-for-a-day. 

To see more footage from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, go to stylecandy.com.

Are You Ready to Rock?

Are You Ready to Rock?

Dedicated video: "Rock of Ages"

Big hair. Rock gods. Parties and vinyl.

The ’80s were nothin’ but a good time, so tease your mane and relive the music and memories with Rock of Ages, the movie.

Get ready for a rock ’n’ roll romance told through heart-pounding hits by Def Leppard, Poison, Journey, and Twisted Sister, performed by stars so dazzling (Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, and Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx), you’ll need to don your shades.

Catch a trailer, tweet @RockofAgesMovie, and like the movie on Facebook.

You can’t fight the feeling.

See Rock of Ages in theaters Friday. Order your tickets to the June 15 premiere now at fandango.com.


Tuesdays Are Crime Time

Tuesdays Are Crime Time

Dedicated Video: TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles"

You single-handedly solved the case of the missing keys and ferreted out the elusive lipgloss “borrower” through a combination of interrogation and cunning.

Now you have until tonight at 9/8c (and every Tuesday for the rest of the summer) to prep your sleuthing skills for more dangerous offenses.

Tune in to TNT’s third season of Rizzoli & Isles and join police detective Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) as they track down Boston’s most-wanted criminals. The duo’s offbeat chemistry spices up new story lines (bullet recovery, unexpected family members, and murder), while the question of a certain serial killer’s fate lingers in the background.

No shtick, Sherlock.

Get in on the action and catch Rizzoli & Isles tonight at 9/8c on TNT. Watch the trailer now.

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Entertainment

Make a Date with Destiny

Make a Date with Destiny

Dedicated Video: "The Lucky One"

Plans this Friday? If not, make a date for romance.

What: The Lucky One, the new movie based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook; Dear John) about a U.S. Marine (Zac Efron) in pursuit of the unknown woman (Taylor Schilling) from a photo he finds while abroad. When he returns home and shows up at her door, a steamy relationship develops against the odds.

Why: Destined love that endures well past the credits.

When: In theaters Friday.

Where: Find locations and showtimes online at theluckyone.warnerbros.com.

Learn more about The Lucky One online at theluckyone.warnerbros.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

A Good Hair Night

A Good Hair Night

Dedicated Video: Suave

They came (to The Viceroy Hotel). They saw (the Fashion Star screening). They were styled (compliments of Suave Professionals®, the premium line of salon-inspired products and official hair care sponsor of the new hit show).

For DailyCandy readers of all hair types and ages, an evening in The Style Suite surpassed expectations.

Want more details? Watch the event recap to see the terrific hair transformations performed by Suave’s expert team.

And stay tuned for The Style Suite’s return. Fingers crossed you’ll be among the lucky ones to experience it next.

Learn more about Suave Professionals® products online at suave.com.

Video: Carla Cherry / carlacherryvideo.com

Your V-Day Plans, Simplified

Your V-Day Plans, Simplified

Dedicated Video: The Vow

All that stands out about last Valentine’s Day’s prix fixe are the stomach issues you suffered for three days following.

This year make a date that promises romance to remember: See The Vow, in theaters now.

Starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) and Channing Tatum (Dear John), the film follows two lovers struggling to retain their relationship after a car accident leaves one with severe memory loss.

Accompanying beaus and BFFs alike will agree: Between the undeniable chemistry, emotion, and anticipation, The Vow encapsulates exactly what this holiday is all about.

Watch the trailer now. Learn more online at thevow-movie.com.