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Today Is...

World Smile Day! Find a reason to turn that frown upside down or just grin and bear it.

News of the Day:

+ She may have been the voice behind one of the hottest songs of summer, but Charlie XCX is back at it with her latest song, "London Queen." Looks like this Brit is making her way to becoming U.S. pop royalty.

+ Blake Lively isn't the only It Girl expecting—supermodel Coco Rocha announced yesterday via Instagram that she and her husband of four years will be welcoming their first child in the spring.

Get excited: Oh Land is releasing her fourth studio album, titled Earth Sick, on November 11, and you can already listen to her first single, "Head Up High."

J.K. Rowling posted some cryptic messages on her Twitter about her busy schedule. Is it too early to hope for some more Harry Potter?

Ralph Lauren is looking to give back. The brand launched the Pink Pony Fund to raise money for cancer research. Every photo posted to Instagram with the hashtag #PinkPonyPromise will result in $10 donated to cancer-related charities, until October 31st. So get gramming!

Deal of the Day:

Act quickly! Get 15% off any Modcloth purchase until 2pm EST with the coupon code "YAY15."

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Advice Of the Day: 

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman. As hard as we have worked and as far as we have come, there are still so many forces conspiring to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack the gravitas necessary for our stories to matter. That personal writing by women is no more than an exercise in vanity and that we should appreciate this new world for women, sit down, and shut up.” - Lena Dunham in Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"