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The Best Beauty Surgeons

Bazaar's Hot List: 24 doctors on the cutting edge<p>While skin-smoothing lasers, peels, Botox, and other wrinkle erasers are incredibly fast-growing noninvasive procedures (and are performed regularly by most of the plastic and cosmetic surgeons listed here), going under the knife remains the gold …

Finding Dr. Right—and Avoiding Dr. Wrong

Choosing Dr. Right is a daunting task for cosmetic-surgery patients. But a new guide to looking your best (with and without surgery), titled <i>Navigate Your Beauty: Safe and Smart Plastic Surgery Solutions,</i> has some good advice on how to pick one—or at least narrow the field. And it will surely have …

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 …

10 Things Only Long-Haired People Will Understand

Long hair, don't care? Think again...<p>__1. You have two morning-alarm settings: the wash-your-hair alarm and the dry-shampoo alarm.__And they're about two hours apart.<p>__2. You're perfectly happy to get into the pool—up to your waist. __<p><b>3. Birthday candles (and open flames in general) terrify you.</b> If …

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Green Goddess: The Best Eco-Friendly Beauty Products

As Earth Day approaches, what better way to protect this planet than through a green beauty routine? Here, we round up our 10 favorite eco-friendly brands. Natural never looked so good.

The Most Important Anti-Aging Step You’re Probably Skipping

Anti-aging, as the billion-dollar anti-wrinkle industry can attest, is a concern we all have. But many of us, distracted by reducing the appearance …

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30 Coconut Oil Uses for Beauty: Unexpected Hair & Skin Benefits

If ever there were a beauty cure-all, it's coconut oil. Uses for beauty abound inside each jar of the sweet-smelling oil. This beauty staple has a long shelf life and a number of health benefits. It's a jack-of-all-trades people have discovered many uses for: breath freshener, makeup brush cleaner, …

5 Ways to Treat Your Skin at Home, from Jennifer Aniston’s Go-To Skin Care Expert

Not all of us can afford spa treatments as often as we’d like, right? To help you re-create star-quality skin care sessions at home, aesthetician to …

Makeup Ideas: Making Runway Beauty Trends User-Friendly

<i>The 2014 Allure Beauty Blogger Awards just kicked off this morning—check it out!</i><p>I absolutely love finding new ideas for my makeup...but I'm also pretty resistant to too much change at once. Baby steps, people! I need some time to warm up to new things, and sometimes it helps to use what I call …

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How America's 2-Tiered Education System Is Perpetuating Inequality

And how online courses might only exacerbate the problem<p>In 2006, Amherst College made a decision that administrators at some other schools considered radical. The critics said it would dent the value of the school's degree, or force it to "lower its standards." The school's then-president pushed …

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College & University

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

College & University

Class system? When it comes to school aid, rich have the edge

College students have a better chance of getting financial aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.<p>There is growing evidence that colleges may be offering more scholarship money to wealthy students and less to those truly in need, …

College & University

Parenting in 2013: Going on Your Kid's Job Interview, Killing Bedtime Stories

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Today's parents aren't like the men and women who raised them. Case in point: a disturbing survey …

Why Minorities Are More Optimistic About the Value of College

Jason Par­kin­son, a 29-year-old elec­tri­cian from Clev­e­land, doesn’t con­sider it much of a han­di­cap that he nev­er ob­tained a four-year …

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Stick-Lets: Flexible Fasteners Made for Kids Building Forts

Stretchable silicone designed to be child-safe encourages children to assemble anything from small fantasy structures to full-sized play spaces out …

Juicing: Healthy detox or diet trap?

Juicing -- if you believe its avid fans -- is a great way to detox the body, prevent disease and lose weight.<p>There's something appealing about being able to blend up broccoli, kale and cucumbers and mask them with the sweet taste of strawberries. You get your vitamins without having to chow down on …

She found love, left sugar and lost weight

Cady Stanton used to find solace in the sweet taste of ice cream.<p>Growing up, she would sneak downstairs after her family had gone to sleep and numb her anxiety by digging into a half-gallon container. She would eat until she was sick, knowing this was something she had to do in secret.<p>As the oldest …

Tiny Iron Particles Help Find Cancer Without Using Risky Radiation

Full body CT scans can save lives by helping detect cancer early. But the scans use high doses of radiation to create their detailed images, which means they also increase patients' risk of developing cancer later on in life.<p>Children and teenagers are at greatest risk, because they tend to live …

Why Pediatricians Want To Check 9-Year-Olds' Cholesterol

The yearly pediatrician's visit can seem like the same old thing: height, weight, shots. But the rules for well child visits are changing, and the nation's pediatricians want to make sure that parents and doctors are up to speed on the changes.<p>Children should get a cholesterol test between the ages …

Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California

Doctors in California are puzzled by an illness that has paralyzed at least five children and may have affected about 20 others.<p>Sick children had symptoms similar to polio. They lost muscle function in an arm or a leg over a few days.<p>So far, the children haven't responded to any treatments and the …

Sibling Study Shows Little Difference Between Breast- and Bottle-Feeding

A study out Tuesday that questions the stated benefits of breast-feeding is sure to reignite the debate over whether breast is best.<p>The new research, …

Girls' growing brains 'more resilient', study suggests

<b>Autism is less common in girls than in boys because their brains are more "resilient", research suggests.</b><p>DNA errors need to be more severe in girls to cause neurodevelopmental conditions, according to a large study.<p>The research in the American Journal of Human Genetics suggests this may help …

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9 Old-Time Cures Doctors Swear By (and 3 to Skip)

Medical offices might have gone high-tech, but some of the advice you’ll hear there these days rings more nostalgic: Complain of constipation or …