Samantha Ykema

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The 'Concussion' Scientist Has A Radical Proposition For Football

Treat it like we treat alcohol, voting, cigarettes and sex.<p>In an op-ed for The New York Times published Monday, a forensic pathologist by the name of Bennet Omalu argued for a unique approach to football’s concussion crisis: Require children to reach the legal age of consent before they can play …

Will Smith loves football but Concussion was a story he had to tell

Will Smith loves football. While making <i>The Karate Kid</i> in Beijing six years ago, he flew home to Los Angeles each weekend to watch his oldest son play …

21 simple household tips that could save you thousands of dollars every year

We rounded up 21 household savings tips that aren't time intensive or complicated, but can reap great rewards in the long run.<p>Try these out if you want to shave down your monthly bills and potentially save thousands of dollars over the course of a year.<p><i>Mandi Woodruff contributed to an earlier</i> …

Personal Finance

23 Genius Tricks That Will Save You Money On Beauty Products

Brain development in children could be affected by poverty, study shows

Scans show that brain regions crucial for the development of language, memory and reasoning skills tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds<p>Brain scans of children and young adults have revealed that specific brain regions tend to be smaller in those from poorer backgrounds than those …

Syria's lost generation: report counts cost of collapse in education system

Save the Children says school enrolment has fallen to 50% and is much lower in areas worst affected by conflict; urgent international action is needed

Fabulously Creepy Reads by 13 Women Writers

Photo: Courtesy of Publisher<p>In the horror-and-thriller pantheon, women writers have often been given (especially) short shrift. Sure, you've read Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe and maybe even H.P. Lovecraft—maybe you were even assigned them in school. But have you heard of Charlotte Perkins …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

Losing weight quickly is just as good (or bad) as losing it gradually

When it comes to dieting, the conventional wisdom holds that losing weight gradually is more sustainable in the long run than losing weight quickly. But new results from a long-term clinical trial show that this is just another dieting myth.<p>Both fast and slow weight loss produced pretty modest …

Sleeping Beauty: 4 Products for Your Best Rest

It turns out a good night's sleep comes in chic bottles and jars.<p>It turns out a good night's sleep comes in chic bottles and jars. Put down your phone and get ready to unwind in glamour with these products.

Is A Man's Skin Really Different From A Woman's?

Illustrated by Anna Sudit.<p>Sure, I adore my husband, but he's my most difficult and challenging skin-care client. As I’ve been working on a new class …

7 Surprising Skin Habits You Might Want To Consider

Photographed by Erin Yamagata.<p>Our skin-care rituals tend to begin and end in our bathrooms. We wash our face, throw on some moisturizer, and we're …

What "Matte" Means For Your Pores

Photographed by Ryan Koopmans.<p>If you are currently in a place that's experiencing summer, chances are, your face is or will be shiny at some point …

5 Tips To Beautiful Skin That Won't Cost You A Dime — Seriously!

Illustrated by <b>Sydney Hass</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Skin-Care Secrets From Vogue Brazil's Beauty Editor

Photo: David M. Benett/Getty Images.<p>We're always down to learn beauty secrets from women around the world — especially if those women happen to have …

Jordana Brewster Shares Her Genius DIY Skin Hack

<b>Update:</b> Makeup artist Tina Turnbow interviewed Jordana about her beauty routine while she was busy getting ready for the premiere of <i>Dallas</i>, but now …

2017 Makeup Tips and Skin Care Products - ELLE

This huge size is only available for a limited time.<p>Dessert-inspired face masks, organic face oils, and more goodness right this way.<p>Ariana Grande has that new romance / new album glow going on—or is it just highlighter?<p>Everything you need to know about the Boy de Chanel makeup line for men.<p>It …

Skin Care

5 All-Natural DIYs For Amazing Skin

Hold on to your oil-absorbing wipes, folks: It's about to get real hot and sticky up in here. This time of the year, our cold-weather-related …

What Pregnancy Can Do To Your Skin — & How To Avoid It

Illustrated by Emily Turner.<p>Nesting, stocking up on baby items, eating well, and getting enough rest are likely at the top of the list when you're …

Face Time: Find Out How Lucy Hale Cares for Her Flawless Skin

If you're anything like us, then you might suffer from severe skin care product addiction. Even <i>Pretty Little Liars</i> sta Lucy Hale admits that her …