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Donald Trump is what happens when you don’t know many black people. Michelle Obama has a solution.

In an interview with Variety, first lady Michelle Obama weighs in on diversity in Hollywood, going into particular detail about why she thinks it’s important that television and film represent people of all different backgrounds — to combat stereotypes and ignorance:<p>My mom says it all the time: …

The 9 Beauty Trends That'll Be Huge in 2016

We've already shared with you the makeup trends that beauty experts would like to see disappear as fast as possible. But what looks will be blowing up your Instagram feed in the coming months? Get ready to wear less makeup, embrace your natural hair texture, and bathe yourself in glitter in</b> …

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What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

The Drugstore Makeup Brushes the Pros Love

Call me nosey, but I can't resist peeking through people's makeup bags. And if that person happens to be a makeup artist? Even better. You're bound to find a cool new product or weird tool to try. Case in point: While sleuthing backstage at Fashion Week and doing my fair share of Instagram …

A Harvard linguist reveals the most misused words in English

English, as a flexible, global language, has no such designated referee.<p>Therefore, there is no definitive answer to whether you're using a word "correctly."<p>It's all a matter of taste and context. But there are opinions. And some count more than others.<p>Steven Pinker is probably as good an expert to …

13 Quick and Dirty Secrets for Writing Killer Emails

Some simple, easily-remembered tips to make your business emails tight, clear and to the point.<p>Doing business today means sending emails. In fact, the number of business emails sent each day doubles every four years.<p>Today's business emails are mostly read on smartphones rather than PCs, which means …

How to appear competent without saying a word

Though they may prefer to be judged by their intelligence and experience, they are also evaluated by their style and attire.<p>First impressions are formed in an instant and appearance can heavily influence someone's initial opinion of a business leader's personality, competence and capability.<p>Like it …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

7 Time Management Techniques for Teens

Some weeks, it seems like we have no time.<p>Your high schooler may feel the same way. And when they're stressed about upcoming tests and losing track of assignments, their grades can suffer.<p>To help your teen get organized and on track for school, introduce them to these 7 time management techniques …

6 Reasons to Welcome Syrian Refugees After Paris

After the attacks on Paris, many politicians--including (so far) the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas--have called for stopping refugee flows to the United States from the Middle East, claiming that the refugee process poses a major threat to America's security. Here …

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Here's the One Lipstick Hack Makeup Artists Think You Should Know

In addition to the thousands of tubes in our beauty closet, it's safe to say that every female staffer at <i>Allure</i> has a lipstick or two—or 10 or 20—stashed at her desk. From trending formulas to out-of-the-box lip-art ideas, it's no secret we're big fans of the stuff. But there are always new tips …

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Here's How The White House Would Deal With A Huge Solar Storm That Could Send Us Back To The Dark Age

The worst solar storm to hit the Earth in recorded history happened in 1859. Known as the Carrington Event, it generated auroras as far south as Cuba …

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

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8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement

It may sound challenging, but if you follow this advice every day, you'll be well on your way to self-improvement.<p>It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take …

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

The Truth About Governor Christie's Weight

On September 22, news broke that governor and U.S. presidential candidate Chris Christie had given General Michael Cunniff, the leader of New Jersey's 9,000+ national guardsmen, a weighty ultimatum. The general had 90 days to slim down -- or he would face dismissal.<p>As it turns out, General Cunniff …

10 Bad Makeup Habits You Need To Quit NOW

What you may not know is that your cosmetic regimen is likely filled with bad little habits that need to be thrown out with your tired old clothes this season. Here are some poor practices to quit now, just in time to make some room for your favorite fall trends.<p>by Afton Williams<p>With the changing …

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How to happily endure 20,000 days with another human being

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com. It is part of a two-part series. See the first part here.</i><p>From afar, a great marriage is a sweeping love story, like a marriage in a book or a movie. And that’s a nice, poetic way to look at a marriage as a whole.<p>WaitButWhycom<p>But human happiness …

5 Essentials to Dressing for Success

A huge factor in confidence is self-esteem, which is inevitably linked to your appearance. To feel good, you have to look good, but for a lot of individuals finding the proper attire for their body type, skin tone is a challenge.<p>When it comes to success in business, it is important to be confident. …

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12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your …

3 Time Management Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

Some of our biggest time management mistakes are simply borne of ignorance.<p>No matter how smart or experienced you think you are, it’s important to remember you’re always a novice at something. Sounds obvious, but it’s something managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders are liable to …

7 Fall Fashion Trends You Can Shop For Less Than $100

Even though we're sweating in the mid-Summer heat, the second Fall items start hitting our favorite retailers, our credit cards just happen to find their way into our hands. We're already daydreaming about chic flats and cozy coats, but if you're not sure what trends to invest in this year, not to …

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How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

24 Gorgeous Women That Totally Define Retro Cool

Occasionally it takes a little bit of hindsight to realise just how good we once had it, how effortlessly cool and iconic we once were, without ever …

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8 Beauty Secrets from Marilyn Monroe's Makeup Artist

These tricks were used by the man behind her famous visage, Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>Long before the days of Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic, there was her most-famous-woman-in-the-world predecessor, Marilyn Monroe, and the man behind her famous visage: Allan "Whitey" Snyder.<p>The pouty red lips. …

25 Must-Have Drugstore Beauty Buys for Fall