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The 20 photographs of the week

The crisis in Ukraine, the funeral of Michael Brown, the US Open in New York – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

The Former Gang Girl Who Wants to Run Las Vegas

Politicians love to tout their humble beginnings, but Lucy Flores' are of a different order altogether—and her commitment to springing people from the trap of urban poverty that much greater.<p>In a dark, cavernous bar in downtown Las Vegas, Lucy Flores steps onto a stage and into the spotlight. "I'm …

‘The Other Side of the American Dream’: Powerful Portraits Document the Abuse of Migrants Passing Through Mexico

For <i>Al Otro Lado del Sueño</i>, or <i>The Other Side of the American Dream</i>, photographer Nicola “Ókin” Frioli catalogues the heartbreak and devastation …

How to Craft the Perfect Instagram

From the editors at ELLE.com, the science behind your "likes"<p>Sometimes, when I find only a fraction of the "likes" that I expected in that crucial first hour following an Instagram upload, I start walking towards my Internet box to reset it, because that <i>must</i> be the problem. My vacation shot of …

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This Model's Attitude About Body Image Is Truly Beautiful

It's not hard to spot Nikia Phoenix in a magazine spread or on the runway. The model has a look that you just can't forget thanks to her stunning freckled face.<p>While Phoenix has built an impressive portfolio, including ad campaigns for Alternative Apparel, Coca-Cola and Target, she still faces …

The Best Mascaras for All Your Lash Needs

Never underestimate the power of mascara—one quick stroke can add a touch of drama, not to mention offer an instant pick-me-up on those days when you …

Meet the Ex-Football Star On a Mission to End Sexual Violence

A football star turned women's studies student, Jackson Katz has devoted his life to convincing men that they're the ones responsible for stopping sexual violence. He's been called everything from "man-gina" to "Katz-strated," but the world might be catching up to him.<p>Swarthmore College's leafy …

Texas Deputy Struggles to Find Legitimate Reason Why Recording Him is Illegal

Shot back in April, the above video shows “Ex-Cop Law Student” Andrew Wake attempting to record a seemingly routine traffic stop when a Gray County …

Is This The Most Compelling Reason For Men To Do Housework?

Photo: Courtesy Of 20th Century Fox.<p>In the film <i>Mrs. Doubtfire</i>, Robin Williams dresses up as a woman and does housework just so he can spend time with …

The 10 Commandments of Applying Makeup Like a Pro

Your ultimate beauty cheat sheet.<p>Sweeping on mascara might seem intuitive, but there's actually a lash-maximizing technique that when employed correctly can take your eyes from whatever to <i>woah</i>. Ditto brow pencil and even lipstick. Here, Kimberly Soane, the director of artistry at Bobbi Brown, …

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A Heartwrenching Story Of Parenting & Mental Illness

lllustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>Here’s the situation: I want kids. I could have them. But I’ve decided that I shouldn’t.<p>I’ve fought mental illness …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

9 Ways to Make Sure Your Nail Salon Is Safe

Photo: Getty<p>Do you have that friend who refuses to get a mani/pedi with you after brunch because she's scared of nail salons? Are you that friend? Maybe you're paranoid or a bit of germaphobe, but most likely it's because you've heard one of those pedicure-gone-wrong horror stories. Collectively, …

4 Sneaky Ways Stores Make You Buy

Designed by Sandy Ley.<p>We've all done it: gone out to buy a pair of jeans, and returned with bags of clothes we never knew we needed. So, what exactly …

Use Wooden Discs to Make a Color Block Bib Necklace

Ready for some jewelry making 101? Grab chain, jewelry pliers, some wooden discs and paint and click through to Fabric Paper Glue to finish up this DIY basic you’ll soon be wearing every day.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Wooden Craft Disks ( 10 – 1″ )<br>• drill<br>• Tiny Drill Bit<br>• acrylic paint<br>• Paint Brush<br>• Painter’s …

How to Wear Makeup to Match Your Glasses

Three different frames, three different looks.<p>If you wear glasses, it's easy to feel like you can hide behind your frames. But Bobbi Brown, the makeup guru who recently added eyewear designer to her resumé, believes that glasses actually bring attention to your face—though your eyes can get lost …

I Resent My Wife's Earning Potential

Akhil Sharma loved being the one with the fat paycheck; so much so that he told his (corporate lawyer) wife to keep her money for "treats." Then he quit his job and everybody got smoked<p>I was an investment banker, and my then girlfriend, now my wife, was a corporate lawyer. When Lisa told me how …

From ‘Moby Dick’ to ‘The Great Gatsby’: Classic Lit Dishes Brought to Life (Photos)

Tasty Reads<p>Not content with just reading the vivid food descriptions in her favorite novels, Photographer Dinah Fried decided to cook and style the …

18 surprising fixes for any beauty problem

6 Ways To Get More Done In Less Time

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p><i>Sure, women are bringing home the bacon in record numbers these days, but what if you're still not reaching your maximum</i> …

A Better Way To Prevent Sexual Assault

One of the most frustrating things about the way we deal with sexual violence is that the conversations we have about it rarely have meaningful, if …

These Flourless Brownies Will Change The Way You Bake

Photo: Courtesy of Foodie Underground.<p>I have been reading <i>In Defense of Food</i> recently. How I didn’t read this a few years ago when everyone else was …

10 Surprising Uses For Dryer Sheets, Aspirin, & More

Photo: Courtesy of <b>Anna Sudit</b>.<p><i>UPDATE: This post was originally published on April 15.</i><p>We’re not quite sure where our compulsion to get down to cleaning …

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The "Confidence Gap" That's Holding Women Back

Despite the fact that women outnumber men in higher education <i>and</i> make up 50% of the American workforce, the glass ceiling remains fully intact. Women …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …