Summer's Hottest Trend Causes Elle Office Meltdown

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Elle staffers are working from home this week after bedbugs were discovered in the mag's Manhattan offices. The infestation was confirmed by a "specially trained sniffing beagle" and treated. Expect to see a beauty feature on combating unsightly bites.

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