Melina Ong

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Why your hair might not be as healthy as you think

Recently, sulfates—the dirt-and-oil-grabbing detergents that also sadly wash your healthy shiny hair oils away with them—have become the enemy of …

15 Acne-Causing Behaviors You Didn't Even Know You Were Doing

Prevention is the new treatment.<p>If you deal with acne on the regular, then you already know the emotional stages of waking up to a brand new zit. (Not stressful <i>at all</i>. Nope.) You probably also have go-to products at the ready, waiting to attack your newfound, uninvited friend. But what you <i>might</i> not …

Skin Care

DIY Lotion Bars Are the Pinterest Trend Your Dry Winter Skin Needs

And they're so easy to make.<p>As the winter drags on, one of the uglier side effects of cold temps is starting to creep up on us: dry skin. Hands, elbows, legs, and feet are feeling rougher these days, and it seems we just can't stockpile enough lotion to keep chapped skin at bay. Seriously, keeping …

Skin Care

The 5 Best Mobile Games to Play Offline

Internet? What's an internet?<p>Playing games is a great way to kill time on a long plane ride or monotonous commute. Unfortunately, a lot of these …

Mobile Gaming

New MacBooks might let you type in emoji or Klingon

Soon, the keyboard on your laptop might be as interchangeable as the image on the screen.<p>Apple is in talks to use e-ink technology to make the keyboards on its upcoming computers malleable, according to unnamed sources in a report by The Wall Street Journal.<p>The keyboard will reportedly be a …

eReaders

The Virus With Spider DNA

How did part of a black-widow venom gene end up in a virus that infects one of the world's most successful bacteria?<p>If you pick a random species of insect and look inside its cells, there’s a 40 percent chance that you’ll find bacteria called <i>Wolbachia</i>. And if you look at <i>Wolbachia</i> carefully, you’ll …

Biology

The Awe-Inspiring Things 4-D Printing Can Do

Move over, 3-D. 4-D printing soon will allow manufacturers to create shape-shifting products that offer convenience, entertainment, safety, style, and economy.<p>3-D printing recently has done astounding things--scientists have used it to recreate a mummy head, cars, prosthetics and even firearms. …

The Best Nail Polish Colors and Trends for Spring 2017

One of the most frustrating things about Fashion Week is that because it happens a season in advance, half the trends you see—and fall in love with—don't apply until spring rolls...

Otomate, Marvelous, Kadokawa Collaborate On Sengoku Night Blood Smartphone Game

6 artists design fantasy versions of historical figures; game slated for 2017<p>Marvelous, Kadokawa, and Idea Factory's Otomate <i>otome</i> game brand …

Why Are Anime Fans Losing Their Minds For ‘Re: Zero’?

Taking a look at the increasingly popular time travel anime that tastefully brings new life into an exhausted trope.<p>If you’ve been loitering around …

Anime

Harajuku Girls in Twintails & Loose Socks w/ Honwaka Pappa, Nesin & Decotrand

Meet Rami and Gaga, a couple of friendly girls in loose socks who we snapped in Harajuku.<p>Rami is pictured to the right, with pink candy hair ties. …

Japanese Street Fashion

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

What Does “Natural” Mean? The Best Answers We’ve Seen

For more than 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration has been stumbling down a slippery slope with the First Amendment. The agency has been …

Antibiotics will stop working at a 'terrible human cost', major report warns

Urgent action is needed to control the use of antibiotics before they cease to work, leaving a number of major conditions untreatable and causing …

Medicine

Google Reveals VR Game Partnerships for Daydream, EA and Ubisoft

Today at Google I/O, Google’s Clay Bavor, Vice President of Virtual Reality, was on stage to talk about the unveiling of not only Android N, the …

Cosmetics Can't Claim They Lighten, Plump Up Skin, FDA Says

A popular brand of cosmetics either must prove its products really do plump skin, regenerate collagen and lighten age spots, or stop claiming they do, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.<p>The FDA said it had issued a warning letter to Reviva Labs over eight different products that also …

6 Pro Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Detoxing your closet can be a heartbreaking experience. When you let go of a favorite piece, even if it’s in complete shambles, you’re losing a member of your wardrobe family. Sure, pretty much everything can be replaced, but you’ll inevitably end up having the same fashion funeral all over again. …

Clothing

24 Products Every Woman With Oily Skin Needs in Her Life

Japanese Lolita Fashion Meets Love Live! on the Street in Harajuku

Rizurit is a friendly lolita who we met on the street in Harajuku after dark.<p>Her look features a print dress from the Japanese lolita fashion brand …

5 Surprising Ways Your Genes Can Affect Your Sleep

How can some people get by on little sleep, while others struggle? Here's what the science says.<p>How can some people get by on six hours of sleep, while others struggle with anything less than nine? Why does depression often go hand in hand with poor sleep? And why is good sleep so critical to …

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Stem Cells

Doppelgangers Take DNA Test to Find Out If They're Related, 'Surprised' by Results

Two twin strangers from Ireland -- who never knew the other existed until two months ago -- recently took a DNA test to find out if they were related.<p>…

Biotech scientists now raising human–animal chimeras on U.S. farms

Despite a funding ban, several U.S. research facilities are moving forward with experiments that could produce human–animal chimeras. The possibility …

5 mobile games better than their awful console counterparts

I don't know about you, but I'm so sick of console games just being bad spin offs of brilliant, bespoke mobile games.<p>I mean, look at <i>Call of Duty:</i> …

Mobile Gaming

Monument Valley, one of the best mobile games ever, is now free on iPhone and iPad

One of the best mobile games ever, Monument Valley, can be yours for free if you own an iPhone or iPad. The beautiful puzzle game from developer …

September 2015

Diversity