Lexi Ryedale

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When Children Say They’re Trans

Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.<p>Claire is a 14-year-old girl with short auburn hair and a broad smile. She lives outside Philadelphia with her mother and father, both professional scientists. Claire can come across as an introvert, but she quickly opens up, …

Mental Health

We tried a $20 hair remover with 7k Amazon reviews — and it's truly painless

A <i>painless</i> hair remover? Could there be such a thing?<p>I remember the days of my mother pulling out stray eyebrow hairs with tweezers before dance competitions to the sounds of me squealing in pain. I didn't agree with her theory that “it’s better to look good than to feel good."<p>So, the thought of a …

Hair

How to Layer Your Beauty Products to Avoid Summer Makeup Meltdown

So your makeup has melted into a pool of sweat and distress, and you haven’t even made it to the office yet. Though your first instinct is likely to turn around and head home to the comfort of your AC, everyone who wears cosmetics in the summer swelter knows your struggle. While some might decide …

Skin Care

Brain Scans Aren't Necessary to Confirm Trans People's Genders - them.

Trans brains are in the news again thanks in part to a recent talk from Julie Bakker, an endocrinology researcher at the University of Liège. The …

Transgender

11 beauty trends that makeup artists want you to stop trying

Every month it seems like social media displays a new beauty trend. From squiggly eyebrows to wearing bright colored lipsticks, there's always something new in the world of beauty. Though makeup and beauty brand lovers always do their best to either create the trend or get ahead of the crowd by …

Makeup

"When I was diagnosed it felt like gaining a super power" - What it's like to be intersex

"I play the role of male, knowing that I am biologically neither male nor female."<p>They're the too often forgotten "I" at the end of LGBTQI+, but according to the Intersex Society of North America, 1 in every 100 people is born with a body that doesn't fit what we typically think of as "male" or …

LGBTQI

8 Unknown Eyeliner Secrets Every Lazy Girl Should Know

Do you remember the first time you attempted eyeliner? Was it in middle school, when you traced your mom’s blue pencil in a shaky line several inches …

Makeup

The Ultra-Flattering Skirt Influencers Are All Rushing Out to Buy

Réalisation has a habit of creating items that then takeover our Instagram feeds, and the latest viral item is perhaps the most flattering yet. This …

Clothing

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

I Tried Kim Kardashian’s Trick for Making Dark Under Eye Circles Disappear

It was as easy as 1-2-3.<p>It's rare to see celebrities looking less-than-perfect these days, so I love that Kim Kardashian often shares makeup-free …

How to do a kitchen supper appropriate smokey eye

Hosting a supper at home is just as great an excuse to go all out when it comes to your make-up look. Who needs fussy bars and over-crowded restaurants? Smokey eyes are a fail-safe beauty look for those in a hurry but want to look like they’ve had their make-up professionally done. If like me, you …

Makeup

The average woman uses 16 beauty products every day. Here are the ones worth the investment

Makeup

4 steps to finding your signature scent

Spring is in the air! I'm shopping for floral dresses left and right (I know.. <i>groundbreaking</i>) and I'm reaching for light and airy fragrances to embody my mood. With warmer weather on the horizon, it's the perfect excuse to update your fragrance wardrobe. Shopping for a new fragrance can be …

Beauty

Why passing is both controversial and central to the trans community.

For most people, the process of assigning gender to others is completely unconscious. Your brain puts together a number of cues, some obvious and …

How to Fix Your Entire Life With Herbs, According to a Professional Witch

Before you embark on a woodland journey to discover the hidden healers in your backyard—hey, I can’t be the only one who considered it—it’s important …

Immune System

MAC's New Skin-Perfecting Foundation Feels Like You're Wearing "Next to Nothing"

While full-coverage foundation is de rigueur on YouTube, many women prefer something lighter and more natural-looking for real life. However, not all sheer face makeup is created equal. Many formulas provide patchy coverage while others offer basically none at all, which can leave you appearing …

Makeup

13 amazing eyeliner hacks to (finally!) get that perfect line

To really amp up the drama of your makeup, the sultry power of a perfectly lined eye can't be beat. But if you're having trouble with the whole "perfect" part of eyeliner application, boy do we feel you.<p>It's hard to get a crisp, even application of liner without it going all crazy and smudgy. …

25 Heaven-Sent Products For People Who Suck At Makeup

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Balancing BDSM With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There will be some days my head is going, "Yeah, let's do it, let's do it," and my body is going, "F–k off."<p><i>This week's installment of our dating and sexuality interview series,</i> <i>Love, Actually</i><i>, is with Chelsea (a pseudonym), 38, a married woman who's had chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) for 12 …

Pain