Top 5 Stories of the Week: Game of Thrones, Extreme Hotel Health Perks, Music Festivals, Springtime Suede & Healthy Superfoods

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1) Great Dane: Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau finally catapulted into fame playing the role of Jaime Lannister, a smoldering swordsman in Game of Thrones. Yet fans know little about the 43-year-old Danish actor's backstory. Coster-Waldau reveals his tumultuous timeline, from a modest beginning in a tiny farming village to landing a leading role in a blockbuster franchise.

For more exclusive interviews with leading men:

Q&A: Kit Harington

Aaron Paul: Beyond Breaking Bad

Actor Michael Pena Takes the Lead

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2) Extreme Wellness: Luxury Hotels Now Offering Ridiculous Health Perks


Forget the days of complimentary toothbrushes and extra miniature shampoos. Luxury hotels are stepping up their health amenities to soap concierges and vitamin C–infused showers. We've pinpointed the top 10 most extreme wellness perks available today.

For more top-of-the-line grooming essentials:

Hands-On Room Service: Luxe In-Room Spa Treatments

The World's Most Exclusive Skin Treatment

Relax Your Ways to Results: 4 Slimming Spa Treatments That Sculpt and Tone

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3) The Hottest Music Festivals of 2014


There's a fair-weather festival for every music lover's taste. Consult our handy guide to see who's playing where...and when.

For more musical inspiration:

Q&A: Boy George

Music Revival: Three New Albums That Are a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock-and-Roll

Meet Sia: The Reluctant Pop Star

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4) Made in the Suede: The Must-Have New Coats, Jackets, Shirts, and Sweaters

Transitional seasons are always tricky to dress for, but the latest runway shows prove that suede is the ultimate springtime material. Shed the heavy winter fabrics, and layer up in lightweight suede.

For more spring wardrobe essentials:

Make a Subtle Statement in Silk, the Material of the Moment

How to Wear White This Season

The Spring Fashion Issue: 10 Leading Male Models Wear the Season's Best Street-Ready Looks

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5) 5 Healthy Ingredients Most Likely to Soon Be Certified as Trendy


As the mecca of fresh, organic, and innovative cuisine, L.A. has rolled out a new generation of superfoods. Here, five top west coast chefs share their culinary approach to five ingredients; a nutritionist gauges their health benefits.

For more tips on maintaining a healthy diet:

The 14 Healthiest Snack Foods

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Diet News: It's Time for an Oil Change

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