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Best iPhone Photography Apps for Beginners

With social media apps that encourage the sharing of iPhone photos, such as Instagram, vsco, snapchat, tumblr, and even Facebook, becoming popular and staying at the top of the App Store charts, pictures have yet again wormed their way into the center of our lives. Whether it's adventures, …

Mobile Photography

How the Bankruptcy System Is Failing Black Americans

Novasha Miller pushed through</span> the revolving doors of the black glass tower on Jefferson Avenue last December and felt a rush of déjà vu. The …

Personal Finance
Rights & Freedoms

What The Yom Kippur Fast Means To A Ugandan Jew

The idea of giving up food for 25 hours for the Yom Kippur fast can seem daunting.<p>But for Shadrach Mugoya Levi, it's not so unusual. In his impoverished village of Magada, Uganda, there are many days when there's not enough food to eat.<p>"On Yom Kippur I am asking God to pardon me," Levi says of the …

Breakthrough Pain Treatment Or Snake Oil? You Decide.

Let's say you're a scientist, and you've invented what you think is a useful treatment for pain. But you have a problem. You don't have the money to go through the regulatory approval process. Should you try to sell it to consumers anyway, and run the risk of being accused of selling …

Arthritis

U.S. No Longer Playing Leading Role in UN's LGBTQ Human Rights Group

The 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly concluded this week, and among the packed events during the two-week gathering was a meeting of the U.N.'s LGBTI Core Group. Now 9 years old, the group is composed of representatives from 26 member states, along with the U.N.’s Office of Human …

LGBTQI

25 Tips Every Married Couple Needs To Hear

The "last bite" rule is a must.<p>These serious and silly suggestions will make your marriage stronger.

10 Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2018 - Reviews of Upright & Small Vacuums for Every Home

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The Best Mattress Protectors to Safeguard Your Bedding Investment

It may not be the sexiest bedroom accoutrement, but it's certainly one of the most important.<p>Mattress protectors help prevent allergens, dust mites …

11 Stress Balls to Help You Keep Your Cool

Have some built-up tension? Let it out here!<p>No matter how calm and collected you might look on the outside, we all have some stress in our lives from …

10 Clarifying Shampoos to Help Prevent Hair Pollution

Backup for buildup.<p>Just to clarify: Not all shampoos are created equal. Considering the many hair tools, styling products, and environmental …

10 Must-Have Items for the Lil Bub-Obsessed

We've got a whole lot of love for Lil Bub!<p>Lil Bub is not just your average cat. She's a published author, a talk show host, the star of a VICE …

14 Organizing Products to Help Hot-Mess People Get It Together

Adulting is not as scary as it seems!<p>From the kitchen to the car, we've got plenty of tips, tricks, and products to help you keep your space from …

9 Witch Hazel-Infused Beauty Products to Correct Compromised Skin

Bippity, boppity, soothe!<p>We wonder if witch hazel got its name due to the fact that its beautifying effects are <i>literal</i> magic. Whether your skin …

Oily Skin? Clean It Up With Clay (Masks!)

#Claynation.<p>We understand acne-prone skin is a problem, and it's not always easy to find products that actually prevent excessive sebum production. …

Things to Do in Montreal for a Fabulous French-Inspired Getaway

Ready for a north-of-the-border weekend?<p>Fresh from celebrating its 375th anniversary, Montreal still offers plenty of fun things to do and see …

These Cooling Pads Will Keep Your Laptop from Heating Up Like Crazy

We have 10 solutions for an overheating, overworked laptop.<p>Laptop cooling pads can help extend the life of your laptop by keeping heat away from its …

22 Phenomenal Women Artists Whose Work We Can't Get Enough Of

Shop the pieces we have on our wish lists!<p>Narrowing this list down was no easy feat, considering there are millions of badass women artists all over …

Bullet Journaling 101: Ideas and Advice for How to Get Started

If you like making to-do lists, handwriting things, or using a planner, you'll definitely love bullet journaling.<p>A lot of people feel intimidated by …

Cruelty-Free Makeup Brands That Never Test on Animals

Need some new makeup? Support these vegan brands that never test on animals.<p>Not a fan of brands that test cosmetics on animals? Here's good news: The …

11 USB Hubs for Enhanced Computer Connectivity

One convenient place for all your USB peripherals.<p>With full wired connectivity ports becoming an increasingly rare sight in new computers, it's a …

10 Free Museums in NYC to Get Cultured at No Cost

Because let's face it — every New Yorker is looking to save a buck.<p>You may not feel like spending money on some of the best museums NYC has to offer, …

These 8 Cooling Pillows Are the Antidote to Your Restless Nights

Just another reason to keep a cool head.<p>Catching 40 winks should be no sweat, but if you happen to run hot, sleep in a stuffy environment, or toss …

10 Password Managers to Keep All Your Login Info Safe (And In One Place)

Keep your passwords and account information organized with one of these recs.<p>With so few differences between them all, choosing the right password …

Cheesecake Cool Whip Is a Dessert and Topping All in One

But can you imagine putting Cheesecake Cool Whip on cheesecake???<p>If you've ever caught yourself eating some sort of food straight out of the …

10 Sofa Covers That Protect and Prolong the Best Seat in the House

Now you can have pets and a pristine sofa under one roof.<p>Whether your couch is brand-new or decades old, a washable slipcover will help to keep it …

7 Nude Beaches Where You Can Dare to Go Bare

Go au naturel on these scenic strands!<p>Do you dare go bare? Surely you've thought about going au naturel on a beach, shedding your clothes and your …

Is That Dime in Your Pocket Worth $1.9 Million?

Excuse us while we rip our couch cushions apart.<p>Fair warning: You're about to hate yourself for every time you've dropped a coin and didn't pick it …

10 Indoor Herb Gardens for Your Urban Oasis

Bring the garden indoors.<p>If you've been itching to start an outdoor garden but are limited by space, climate, or time, a smaller indoor herb garden …

New to Dry Brushing? We're Breaking Down the Best Tools and How to Use Them

New morning ritual: Brush your hair, brush your bod.<p>Beauty lovers are attracted to extremes. On one hand, we can't get enough luxurious pampering — …