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Man commits suicide at Xuzhou, China mall when girlfriend won't stop shopping, report says

The Golden Eagle International Shopping Center in Xuzhou,


A holiday shopping date in Xuzhou, China turned ugly for one couple Dec. 7, according to Chinese news site

Reports say that Tao Hsiao, 38, was shopping with his girlfriend for five hours at the crowded Golden Eagle International Shopping Center when he decided he'd had enough. But when he tried to get her to leave, Tao's girlfriend demanded they stop in one more shoe store,...

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Kiehl's Hell's Kitchen celebrates tonight with karaoke

Kiehl's Since 1851 celebrates its new shop in

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Hell’s Kitchen gets a little hotter tonight—which’ll be a relief from all this rain and sleet—when Kiehl’s Since 1851 celebrates the opening of its newest store and barber shop with celebs (“The Good Wife’s” Alan Cumming, “Kinky Boots’” Billy Porter, comedienne Sandra Bernhard) and sing-alongs (that’s right, karaoke is on the lineup and both celebs and guests will be queuing up to sing).


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Meet Mariano Rivera, Tory Burch sample sale

Meet Yankees alum Mariano Rivera, Dec. 12, at

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Dec. 9

Kiehl's throws a karaoke party at its newest Manhattan store, 7:30-9 p.m., with surprise celebrity performances, a best-dressed holiday style contest (winner gets a year's supply of product, valued at $1,000) and more. First 50 guests to arrive at 7:30 p.m. get a gift card ($10 to $1,000 value; for use during event only); 678 Ninth Ave., Manhattan; 212-956-2891

Dec. 12


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Pantone names orchid color of 2014

Pantone named Radiant Orchid the color of 2014.


Emerald green is so last year.

At least that's what tastemakers will be saying as of Jan. 1, so here's a New Year's resolution for you: Stock up on orchid.

Internationally-recognized color authority Pantone announced Thursday that 2014's hue is Radiant Orchid, "a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple" that combines fuchsia, purple and pink undertones.

“While the...

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Susan Karagjozi is Long Island's top Black Friday shopper

Susan Karagjozi is Long Island's top Black Friday

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The results are in, and after a long and arduous Black Friday journey, 57 percent of our readers who voted were correct: Susan Karagjozi, a 33-year-old teacher from Middle Island, has been crowned Long Island's top shopper.

"I am so pleased to have been the winner," Susan says, "because I did not waiver from my morals of being with family on Thanksgiving, not waiting on lines,...

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For Long Island's animal activists, Black Friday is Fur Free Friday

Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION),

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Members of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and In Defense of Animals (IDA) took to the streets to remind the public to “shop cruelty-free” this season at their second annual Fur Free Friday event. Black Friday, known in the animal activist world as International Fur Free Friday, is "the day on which animal advocates all around...

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J. Crew sample sale, holiday shopping with Camila Alves

Camila Alves in the Macy's INC International Concepts

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Dec. 4-6

BOOK A SEAT AT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE in Huntington for a complimentary makeover, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Armani counter (631-350-1230) and Dec. 4-6 at the Bobbi Brown counter (631-350-1362).

Dec. 5

SHOP THE JILL HABER TRUNK SHOW for exotic-skin handbags, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at Shari's Place, 44 Glen Cove Rd., Greenvale; 516-484-7400.

Dec. 5 and Dec. 7

On Dec....

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Long Island fashion designer: I did not amputate my leg so I could wear stilettos

While fashion is a huge part of her

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Undergoing leg amputation surgery did change Mariah Serrano's life for the better-- but not for the reason headlines are claiming.

As a teen, the now 21-year-old fashion designer from Mastic Beach lived with chronic pain and often missed class at William Floyd High School due to her clubfoot, until she made the decision to remove it days after her junior prom in 2009. Serrano had tried six...

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Black Friday safety tips

Simple safety tips will help keep shoppers safe

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With Black Friday quickly approaching, Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco has provided safety tips to help everyone enjoy a safe shopping experience.

“Whenever people feel stressed and rushed, they can be more vulnerable to crime," he says. "These tips offer some basic guidelines to follow to be safer while holiday shopping."

Parking lots:

- When walking through...

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Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: When to shop?

Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have their

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To brave the crowds or surf the web? Here are some pros and cons to help you decide.

For more Black Friday infographics, visit


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