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1 NYC Teacher Created the Most Beautiful Hair Mural to Celebrate Black History Month

One teacher decided to turn her classroom into a celebration of natural hair in honor of Black History Month, and we promise the result is the most heartwarming thing you'll see all day. According to NYC public school teacher Marguerite Thompson, the mural she created on her classroom door is titled "Adebayo." This means "the crown meets joy" in Yoruba, which is the language of the eponymous ethnic group from Nigeria and Benin. Marguerite wrote on Facebook that "The name is fitting as we ce...
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13 Healing Crystals For The Total Beginner

Although you may associate them with a grade-school science experience (or, less flatteringly, with Spencer Pratt), crystals are actually having a rather fashionable moment. Nowadays, you’re just as likely to see them on a statement necklace as in your nearest New Age shop. That said, many people still believe certain crystals have healing properties — and you don’t need to go replacing all your doors with beaded curtains to feel those effects.We spoke with Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, t...
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You're Going to Want to Zoom in on Kate Middleton's New Tiny Henna Tattoo

Kate Middleton's not a regular (expectant) mom, she's a cool mom. Need proof? Well, the Duchess of Cambridge just got a henna tattoo from an artist in Sunderland, England - and it's absolutely gorgeous! The (nonpermanent) inking occurred as Kate toured an old fire station-turned-artist collective with Prince William. The swirly brown flower placed on the back of Kate's hand came courtesy of 18-year-old artist named Shajida Begum, People reports. Before you start asking, yes, it's safe for a pre...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Cambridge, Tattoos, Kate Middleton, Kate, William, Sunderland England, Henna, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Begum, Shajida Begum People


Oprah Is Donating Half A Million To Florida Students' March For Our Lives

Oprah may have swiftly shut down the rumors that she's running for president in 2020 once and for all, but she's using her money and influence to make a difference in the fight against gun violence.On Tuesday, the mogul announced that she will donate $500,000 to the March for Our Lives, which will be held on March 24 to call for an end to gun violence after a 19-year-old killed 17 students and faculty with an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.Oprah seemed to be...
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Water-Gel Skin Care Is Almost As Essential As Actual Water

Water — maybe you've heard of it? — is vital for all known forms of life here on earth (which, by the way, is 71% water in and of itself), and yet we use its derivatives as a synonym for weak. Nobody ever asks for a watery cocktail or cup of coffee, and a "watered-down" version of something is just a gentle, passive-aggressive way of saying it's the same thing, but worse. But if it's run-of-the-mill moisturizers you find too strong for your liking — too rich, too heavy, too creamy — forget your...
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Whoa, Sephora Is Offering Big Sales on Urban Decay, Benefit, and More - Just For 7 Days!

Get ready, beauty junkies! Sephora's Weekly Wow sale is here, and it includes some impressive products this time around. We're talking about favorites from Becca, Benefit, Urban Decay, and more. Check out these insane discounts, and make your purchases ASAP, as this sale only lasts one week. RelatedHold Onto Your Highlighters, Beauty Junkies - These Are the 8 Hottest Palettes of 2018
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See-Through Bags Have Taken Over The Streets

I see London, I see France, I see a lot of tangled headphones and wallets in everyone's street style bags. From New York to London to Milan and, we're assuming, eventually Paris, the clear bag trend is elbowing its way to the forefront of items we'll need come spring. We told you plastic was in. But before you pull out your mom's battered and bruised PVC beach tote, it's worth noting this trend is a tad more refined than that (although power to you if you can make it work). Between stacked bags...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Milan, London, France, Nike, Paris, Shirley, Chanel, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Alyssa Coscarelli, Aimee Song, Staud, Aemilia Madden, Alyson Cafiero


Bonbons best when baked | Cannabis recipe

Bite-sized morsels sure to be a hit at your next brunch.
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The 10 Best Sunscreens For Deeper Skin Tones

Sunscreen has come a long way - but honestly, it took long enough. Unfortunately, the chalky, thick options of the past left many of us sun-lovers with darker skin unprotected. But luckily, now there are a crop of SPF choices in clear or easily absorbed formulas (even mineral ones!) that will give the level of coverage needed to keep our black from cracking - while literally leaving no trace. We know that melanin alone is just not enough to protect against skin cancer and premature aging, so let...
Tags: Shopping, Summer, Beauty, Sunscreen, Beauty Products, Body Care, Beauty Shopping


Exclusive: Paris Jackson Lands Her First Calvin Klein Campaign

You knew it was coming.For the latest installment of Calvin Klein Jeans' ongoing #MyCalvins campaign, chief creative officer Raf Simons looked inwards, casting three integral members of the brand's 'family:' Paris Jackson (who was rumored to have landed a deal with the company last May after attending the Met Gala in custom Calvin Klein By Appointment), actress Millie Bobby Brown (who fronted Simons' first-ever advertorial for the label), and Lulu Tenney (who Dazed describes as the designer's "...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Paris, Raf, Calvin Klein, Solange, Jackson, Brown, Tenney, Raf Simons, Paris Jackson, Simons, Kaia, Presley Gerber, Willy Vanderperre


MeTwo: These Gucci models are not carrying their own severed head.

They still have their heads on straight, but are merely carrying a second head, perhaps to replace the original head — why? (we see the operating tables) — or, no, I could be wrong. They could already have had their head replaced and the head they're carrying is the original head.Here's video of the show. The MeTwo* models appear around 0:50:My screenshots:When something is presented in visual form, I prefer to look and come up with my own opinion. Whatever answers exist should be there in the t...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Wikipedia, Lying, Feminism, Surgery, Theater, Gucci, Trump, Reuters, Kathy Griffin, Michele, Donna Haraway, Symbols, Haraway, Ann Althouse


Podcast #382: The Secrets of Greater Endurance

How long can a human run without stopping? What’s the most weight a human can deadlift? Will someone ever run a mile in less than three minutes and thirty seconds? My guest explores these questions in his latest book, and along the way uncovers insights into all the factors that go into pushing the limits of human athletic performance. His name is Alex Hutchinson and he’s the author of Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance.  Today on the show, Alex a...
Tags: Podcast, Fitness, Life, Alex, Brett, Samuele Marcora, Alex Hutchinson, Alex Alex, Health & Sports, Tim Noakes


Sponsored: Tackling 4 challenges work-from-home parents face

Conquering the isolation, guilt and identity issues while always being “on.”
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Sponsored: What not to ask at a job interview

You expect to be answering a lot of questions at a job interview. But did you know you should be asking some, too?
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The Debunker: What Color Is Puce?

February means Fashion Week in New York, where style trends are born and the newest looks are big business. But what about the rest of us? What about you, a randomly chosen non-supermodel reading a short trivia piece on the Internet? What do you know about fashion? Don't get me wrong, you look great today, but there are a lot of sartorial misconceptions that make the rounds in our culture. We've asked Ken Jennings, who is well-dressed at least by the low standards of Jeopardy! contestants, to ...
Tags: Deals, Fashion, New York, Wikipedia, Nelson Mandela, Paris, Mandela, February, Don, Merriam Webster, Sinbad, Ken Jennings, Debunker, Cover-story, Mandela Effect


This Celeb Trick Makes Dark Lipstick Look So Much Better

People always say that everything's better in moderation — alcohol, ice cream, episodes of This Is Us. It might be hard to say no in the moment, but you'll thank yourself when you don't wake up with a killer hangover, or sleep in late for work after hitting "still watching" 14 times.Another place where moderation will serve you well? Makeup. It's what separates the pros from the amateurs — especially when it comes to deep lipstick. You might be tempted to pair a vampy winter lip with matte skin...
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In the Pink: Glossier Raises $52M to Elevate Customer Experience

Glossier, the cult beauty brand headquartered in New York, has just closed a whopping $52 million Series C funding round, bringing its total funding to date to $86 million. The four-year-old startup says it will use the funds to refine and elevate its customer experience as it expands its reach, as it informed customers in an email today: An email from @emilywweiss in your inbox this morning A post shared by Glossier (@glossier) on Feb 22, 2018 at 7:31am PST In the past year...
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Psst: Here's How to Score a Free Ulta Swag Bag

A post shared by Ulta Beauty (@ultabeauty) on Feb 18, 2018 at 11:16am PST The powers that be at Ulta have given the makeup community a righteous gift: $88 worth of beauty swag with a $20 purchase. All you have to do to get in on the action is shop the Ulta beauty line between now and March 17. (And FYI, the collection has recently been given a makeover with new packaging, formulations, and products.) After hitting that $20 threshold, you'll be gifted a 14-piece makeup bag that's l...
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Cardi B's New Blond Hair Proves That She Can Work Literally Any Color

Cardi B is out here drippin' in finesse and living her best life from New York Fashion Week to red carpets galore. During her time in the spotlight, Cardi's been anything but "regular, schmegular," often switching her hair color. We've seen her rock an X-Men-esque frosty lilac look, along with jet-black and platinum blond strands. But on Feb. 18, Cardi showed up to the NBA All-Star Game sporting a subdued honey blond style we've never seen on her before. She shows no signs of ditching the hue, ...
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John Mayer Knows A Thing Or Two About Self-Care — & Baths

There's been more than one occasion in which I've used a Lush bath bomb. But there's been even more instances in which I've imagined John Mayer sitting next to me in a bath of Lush products. Up until now, that idea existed only in my mind. Then, Mayer posted to Instagram his latest beauty tip — no, not that loneliness wards off wrinkles — and my favorite dream became a reality.Mayer, a 40-year-old musician who spends most of his time vlogging or playing with Dead & Company, just shared a go-to ...
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How Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Shattering Hollywood’s Glass Ceilings

In Hollywood, Black female actresses have been typecast since the beginning. There’s the sassy sidekick, the around-the-way girl, and of course, the mammie, usually found in a period drama set during slavery or the Civil Rights era. It’s a dynamic that’s only recently started to change, thanks to a renaissance in Black television (Shondaland shows, Insecure, Atlanta) and social media movements like #OscarsSoWhite calling out a lack of diversity in film.But somehow, during a period when the ente...
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This blockchain-based startup will cut out the middlemen in travel booking

The travel and tourism industry is worth nearly $1.6 trillion globally and accounts for one-tenth of the world’s GDP. Despite this vast market, the industry is dominated by monopolies. This is quite evident in the space for travel booking services. Major players like Booking.com, Expedia, and Airbnb have become the go-to places for finding hotels and rooms but they all charge fees for the vendors while payment processing charges a fee on the customer. According to the Vietnam-based travel tech s...
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Camila Cabello Looked Like a Renaissance Princess on the Brit Awards Red Carpet

Camila Cabello and that famous hair of hers did not disappoint on the Brit Awards red carpet. The singer looked as dang near close to an angel as a human can get, wearing a loose, ethereal braid that calls to mind a certain Juliet Capulet. To add extra drama, her Renaissance princess-worthy look was pulled together by the unformed wispy bangs we've seen on just about every Instagram It Girl and her mother lately. She kept her makeup simple, opting for a rosy lip and slightly bronzed cheeks, whi...
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6 Lessons Celebs Taught Us About How to Grow Out Hair

Growing out your hair can be a painstaking process. The time it takes to get to the desired length can take months, if not well over a year, and unfortunately it can sometimes be hard to feel like your fabulous self. I'm in the middle of growing out a pixie cut, and I'll admit there were moments where I felt pretty dorky. Since there's no way I was going to stand for feeling so frumpy, I decided to see how celebrities handle growing out their hair. While there is nothing that will speed up the p...
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Denim Shirts to Style Up Your Spring Work Fashion

Alex from Solid Manufacturing Co. via West Elm blog A  is great for dressing up or down.  Pair it with a stretch pencil skirt or comfortable slacks to create more sophisticated work outfits.  See more choices here as well as this one under $30. Related posts: Women’s Spring Fashion Essentials How to Wear Denim Trousers to Work How to Work a White Blouse Like a Queen
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Kylie Jenner Has a New Collection Inspired by Baby Stormi and We Want Every. Single. Item.

Kylie Jenner loves to drop major bombshells on the world, especially when it comes to her infant daughter, Stormi (who was, herself, surprise-revealed after nine months of utmost secrecy). So when Kylie picked an arbitrary Thursday afternoon to reveal an entire makeup collection inspired by her baby girl on Instagram Stories, we were pleasantly surprised but certainly not shocked. Everybody, prepare to feast your eyes on the Weather Collection from Kylie Cosmetics! The massive drop is available ...
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If You've Never Been Able To Do A Cat-Eye, You Need This Tool

It's been argued that Egyptian aristocrats may have applied more toxins to their faces in the name of beauty than the Hollywood elite ever could with Botox. Red lipstick? Made from crushed-up beetles. Eyeshadow? A deadly concoction of duck fat and malachite. If you think Cleopatra gave any fucks that her kohl eyeliner contained enough lead to cause brain damage, think again. Thanks to her smudgy flick of jet-black liner, the world has seen thousands of cat-eye iterations since 30 B.C.Today's mo...
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DKNY Be Delicious Flower Pop Collection

A new limited edition collection from the Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious line comes out in February 2018 as the DKNY Be Delicious Flower Pop Collection, inspired by flowers and spring colors in Central Park, New York City. The three new fragrances are named Violet Pop, Blue Pop and Pink Pop. DKNY Be Delicious Flower Pop - Violet Pop is a floral, woody and oriental fragrance based on accords... Read full article: DKNY Be Delicious Flower Pop Collection from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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Burning Question: Does Turmeric Get Rid of Dark Spots?

Turmeric has gained renewed attention for its health benefits (among them reversing symptoms of heart disease) and is proving one of the hottest new ingredients to add to your skincare routine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In case you needed another reason to stockpile the golden spice, experts are also hailing it for its ability to help with hyperpigmentation. "Turmeric contains curcumin, which inhibits pigmentation in the skin and can be effective in reducing the appear...
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The Vatican (yes, the Holy City) is organizing its first ever hackathon

“No, I did not have to pitch the idea to the Pope,” laughs Jakub Florkiewicz, the co-initiator of the first Vatican Hackathon in history. “But the participants of the event hopefully will,” he adds. So how did this unlikely event come to be? “It’s a story about a student arriving in Rome with an idea, and finding people who got excited about that idea,” Florkiewicz tells me. “Passionate myself about hackathons, I had the luck of meeting people – Vatican insiders – who actually were thinking of l...
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