Top 5 Stories of the Week: The Perfect Swimsuit, Balloon Boy Returns, Running Shorts, Summer Pastels, and Bald Is Beautiful

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1.) How to Pick the Perfect Pair of Summer Trunks With the Swimwear Designers at Parke & Ronen
How short is too short? Is that pattern too garish? How do I steer focus away from my midsection? Two swimwear experts share their wisdom to help you find the best cut, color, and print for your swim trunks.
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2.) The Heartbreaking Heavy-Metal Ballad of Balloon Boy


Five years after the "Balloon Boy" hoax, we catch up with the infamous family that's still chasing the spotlight. The latest project? The world's youngest heavy-metal band.
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3.) 6 Running Shorts That Won't Show Your Package
If you want to concentrate on the run (instead of wondering why everyone is staring at you), invest in these discreet running shorts—ranging from 4 to 10 inches of inseam.
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4.) Now Trending: Summer Pastels


These soft-hued shirts, blazers, and pants offer a cool summer look.
For more warm-weather wardrobe inspiration:
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How to Wear White This Season
13 Spring and Summer Trends to Buy Now
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5.) 5 Reasons Why Shaving Off Your Hair Might (Literally) Be the Coolest Thing You Do This Summer

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One hair guru makes a case for why men should take it all off this summer.
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