The Lifestylists
  • New Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg: What We Can Learn from Her

    One of the youngst female bilionaires ever just happens to have written a book of tips on how to follow her lead...Here are the best bits

    It's official: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, 44, is a billionaire - one of the youngest female billionaires ever - thanks to shares of the social networking site spiking on Tuesday, according to a ranking from Bloomberg. But it's not just Sandberg's financial saavy that's earned her a top spot on the billionaire list. With the publication of her book, "Lean In," (2013), Sandberg has rallied a nation of women to reach for their goals at the office and in life. Here are 10 of Sandberg's most valuable career lessons.

    Success is a self-fulfilling prophecy: In October, 2012, Sandberg jumped into a Q&A session on the social networking site Quora to share her thoughts on how women can best enter the tech field. "The key thing is to believe in your own abilities," she wrote. "Studies show that women often underestimate their own abilities, which holds them back from taking on the challenges that help any of us achieve to our potential. Stereotype threat - the phenomenon that if people are

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  • Leo Bancroft's debut haircare range for Tesco © Leo Bancroft / TescoThis Morning's resident hairdresser Leo Bancroft has launched a bargain haircare range for Tesco, promising salon hair at home. Y! Lifestyle asks — can you really get high end looking hair from a supermarket?

    Leo Bancroft is fast becoming the go-to hairdresser of the moment.

    His signature salon in Weybridge, Surrey boasts WAG Abbey Clancey and X Factor judge Gary Barlow on its books, and Leo’s been the resident hairdresser on This Morning since 2011.

    [Related article: Leave your hair problems behind, forever]


    And now he wants us all to benefit from his expertise so he’s teamed up with Tesco to launch a haircare range to help us recreate the Clancey coif at home.

    Here are Y! Lifestyle’s stand out products…

    Intensive Moisture Mask and Volume Boost Mousse

    All the products in Leo’s haircare range have a lovely, feminine scent. We love an intensive conditioner here at Y! Lifestyle – and one that works quickly gets the

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  • A new table tennis venue in London has given Scarlett Johansson's favourite sport a classy new makeover. With a cocktail in one hand, and a bat in the other, Y! Lifestyle headed to Bounce to give it a wiff waffPlay like an Olympian on the Olympic ringed table

    Bounce London is probably the best thing to happen to ping pong since Forest Gump.  The classy cocktail bar is part pizza restaurant and part ping pong playing heaven. The venue buzzes with the plock plock of speeding ping pong balls and brave waiters navigate trays full of cocktails between the tables, careful not to tread on an errant ball.

    Ping pong

    Borrowing from the US craze that counts Scarlett Johansson, Susan Sarandon and Axle Rose as fans, Bounce offers a swish evening of ping pong hither to unheard of in the UK, where the sport has a rather geeky image.  An image the £2.5 million new venue is set to change. With low lights, exotic cocktails and stone baked pizzas that can be ordered to the restaurant or straight to the

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  • With celebrity fans, Boots are hoping their new, more grown up 17 collection will become a cult classic. We put the range through its paces

    17 Semi Permanent Liquid Eyeliner, Autumn Collection Eyeshadow Trio and Falsifeye mascaraHere at the Y! Lifestyle office, it's officially autumn. We're dressed in chunky knits, sipping Starbucks Pumpkin lattes and longing for evenings spent by the fire.

    So what better time to indulge in some new make-up, but at the start of a new season?

    One collection that's caught our eye for autumn is Boots' own brand 17, which we played with as teens in the 90s. But keen to attract an older, more discerning audience (with rather more disposable income) Boots tells us that 17 has received quite a re-brand. And it seems to have done the job as we've seen the range popping up on must-have lists for even the snobbiest beauty blogs and celebrity make-up fans (Millie Mackintosh even admitted to us she's addicted to the bargainacious £6 mascara).

    Here's what we want in our makeup bag:

    Autumn Collection Eyeshadow Trio

    These trio eyeshadows are great

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  • Total Hair Experts (T-H-X) launches a range of hair styling products to take on the affordable/professional hair care market

    There's a new hair care brand on the block that promises us top of the range styling with a (whisper it) supermarket price tag.(L-R) Make It Big Hot Air Styler, Mix It Up Styler, Hold It Tight 19mm, Pump Up The Volume Diffuser Dryer

    We wouldn't have thought it possible so Yahoo's UK Lifestyle team bagged a sneak peek at the Total Hair Experts (T-H-X) preview to check out the range that plans to give Tresemé a run for its money.

    There are nine products in the range (a tenth, a men's straightener, is due next year) and we're told they're super high spec, including adjustable temperature features, ceramic coated plates, ionic technology (which sounds cool if nothing else) and tourmaline to help de-frizz hair.

    It's comprehensive, with various types of curler, diffuser, hairdryer, straightener and an air styler for Big Hair. Details of the full range are on the T-H-X website and the products are all

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