Movie stars rarely get top billing at London’s National Portrait Gallery, where exhibitions tend to focus on the work of master painters like John Singer Sargent or on cultural and political subjects, such as Virginia Woolf or the two Queen Elizabeths. Starting July 2, however, visitors will get to see a lifetime’s worth of images of Audrey Hepburn, the European aristocrat turned film actress whose crossover into high fashion set her apart from mere superstars like Marilyn Monroe.

“Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon” runs through Oct. 18. Comprising over 70 works, including rare photographs of her Dutch childhood, the show also includes portraits by such legendary photographers as Richard Avedon and Cecil Beaton.

Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

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It’s no secret that being sedentary for long periods of time is unhealthy. In fact, a study released earlier this year concluded that the amount of hours someone sits in a day — regardless of regular exercise — is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and even death.

And now, new research published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) states that walking for just two minutes out of each waking hour may counteract these health risks.

Read more at Yahoo Health.

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The National Portrait Gallery today announced that photographs of Audrey Hepburn, on loan from her sons Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti, will go on display in London this summer.

Mr Dotti said his mother would have been honored to have an exhibition dedicated to her: “We are thrilled to be able to support this comprehensive and beautifully curated exhibition dedicated to our mother, as it allows me and my brother Sean to grasp fragments of an otherwise unreachable past.”

Get a first look at some of the photos at the Evening Standard.

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Along with making sleep more of a priority, a simple solution to turning around tired-looking skin is right in your kitchen. You can fake looking more awake by eating these 8 skin-beautifying foods and beverages. And, according to Keri Glassman, founder of Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice in New York City, avoiding foods that make you look more tired than you actually are is key.

Stay away from artificial sweeteners, sugar, alcohol, fried and salty foods, refined carbs, and highly processed packaged foods, she says. Here's what you should eat instead:

  • Green tea
  • Salmon
  • Brazil nuts
  • Spinach
  • Tofu
  • Water
  • Kiwi
  • Dandelion greens and fennel

Read more at Prevention.

  • May 06, 2015
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While Audrey Hepburn's film and fashion innovations are celebrated long after her passing, some fascinating aspects of her personal life don't always get the same attention. In honor of her birthday today, The Huffington Post has compiled some lesser known facts about her. Read more ...

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