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Alessia Cara Writes Essay About Hair Loss in High School

Read singer Alessia Cara's personal essay about experiencing hair loss in high school and getting bullied when she was younger.<p>Even though she's on stage preaching a beautiful message about self-acceptance, singer Alessia Cara hasn't been without her struggles.<p>In a new essay for <i>Glamour</i>, Alessia …

Why do students enrol in massively oversupplied university degrees?

<i>The Australian Financial Review</i> had a terrific piece this week on the oversupply of university law graduates. The author, Frank Carrigan, blasted …

Relenting is not the same as consenting to sex

A New Zealand cricketer charged with rape had his trial conclude with a hung jury last week. The group of eight men and four women failed to reach a …

Why I'm Finally Embracing My Triangle   Hair

<i>Hear Simone, Laurel and Annie talk about triangle hair and other styles in the "Coded Compliments" episode of Glamour's Work Wives Podcast.</i><p>I haven’t always loved my triangle-shaped hair. I haven’t even always loved my curls. Hair can be so wrapped up in your identity, and often curly hair on a …

We won't beat our ugly problem with racism until we admit we have one

Sometimes, racism erupts like a boil, other times like a rash of ugly pimples.<p>The week it has been the latter. Nova Peris called a "black c---", told …

The Best Makeup For Acne-Prone Skin

Acne is a fact of life—one that usually passes after a lot of time and effort. Though there's something humanizing about seeing someone you admire …

I Love My Long-Distance Marriage

We don't live on the same continent, let alone the same house, and yet our relationship has never been so strong.<p>I live in New York. Mikey lives in Mumbai. We got married seven months ago. Neither one of us moved.<p>Mikey and I met nearly eight years ago in Mumbai and immediately we recognized each …

Roam

Losing Your Hair Vs. Losing Your Mind

I change my mind a lot, but my hair always stays the same. People who know me have grown to associate my face with one constant: long, messy waves. I …

Instagram Star Sjana Earp Reveals the Secrets to Pubic Hair Removal

It involves something called "the Dorito."<p>Sjana Earp is an Instagram star who you may recognize by her insanely bendy poses and picture-perfect paradise backdrops. And in these photos, she's very often doing her handstands and headstands in a bikini, skin as hairless as a bald baby.<p>Turns out, Sjana …

Hair

What It's Like to Smoke Pot Every Day for 50 Years

Catherine Hiller opens up about her lifelong love affair with weed.<p>Catherine Hiller, 68, is a stoner. She's a mother of three boys, author of six books, and has been lighting up for nearly half a century. She's never hidden her habit—except from her kids when they we younger, and maybe some …

5 Fascinating Jobs You Can Get With a Psychology Degree

Just because you major in this field doesn't mean you'll spend your career seeing patients in an office every day.<p><i>In a Cosmopolitan.com survey of nearly 800 twentysomethings, the five most popular majors among female respondents were psychology, English, biology, business administration, and</i> …

Joan Didion

How Real, Honest Journaling Helped Me Lose 40 Pounds

And no, it wasn't a food diary.<p>After 10 years of dieting and binge eating, I was at an all-time low. My self-esteem was terrible, my life felt like it was constantly on hold until I lost the weight, and I thought that I would never be able to feel "normal" around food.<p>Through all the ups and downs …

A Girl’s Guide to Using Protein Powder

Dudes aren't the only ones who can reap its benefits.<p>What's the first image that comes to mind when you think of protein powder? Probably a jacked guy making a post-workout shake, right? It's time we rehab protein powder's image.<p>“Women may actually benefit more from protein powder than men do,” …

Emmy Awards 2015

Adding a certain frisson to the exchange was the fact that the questions were being asked by Ten's entertainment reporter Angela Bishop, who is the …

Watch THR's Full, Uncensored Comedy Actress Roundtable With Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham and More

THR's Emmy season roundtables air on SundanceTV and stream at THR.com. The shows air Sunday at 8 a.m. PT on channel 557 on DirecTV, 126 on Dish …

On and Beyond the Ethics of (Animals) Eating Animals

My intent, as advertised, is to reflect on the ethics of animals, including our own variety, eating other animals. My further intent is to ruminate on the practical ramifications of the pertinent choices we make as the planet's supreme apex omnivore, which I will argue reside substantially beyond …

Richard Dawkins

Is This The Next Big Thing in Boob Jobs?

If you're going in for a breast augmentation, chances are you're going to get silicone-gel implants. That's because as a rule, silicone feels softer and, therefore, more natural than saline, the other option. Saline implants also have a tendency to slosh around when a woman changes position, and …

Why I Stopped Taking Birth Control Pills

And why I wish I'd done it sooner.<p>I've had migraines since I was a teenager. They're all a little different: dehydration, eyestrain, caffeine deprivation, the ushering in of my menstrual cycle—each has its own flavor of pain, annoying but predictable.<p>Until earlier this year. I was in my apartment …

Women's Health

Why Are So Many Beauty Bloggers Using This Bizarre Selfie Technique?

Beauty bloggers are pros at taking great selfies (literally, they often get paid to do so). But scrolling through several bloggers' Instagram feeds recently, we couldn't help but notice something that initially struck us as bizarre. They all seem to take a similar type of selfie in which either …

Genetic Tags Can Pass Trauma From One Generation to the Next

"I feel traumatized by the Holocaust, even though I wasn't born when it happened" declared "Judith," a forty-something therapist from Brooklyn in a stress-management class I was teaching.<p>I take the experiences of my clients at face value, whether or not they make sense to me. Both of Judith's …

Genetics

My Sister Killed Herself After Being Forced Into a Marriage She Didn't Want

"I remember her curled up on the bed in her wedding outfit, blood everywhere..."<p>I come from an Indian-Muslim background and was raised as a Muslim in Bradford, England, in a strict and controlling (yet loving) environment that was occasionally marred by domestic violence.<p>When I left home 10 years …

Family

Why Regaining Weight Is So Common and How to Deal

<i>By Sarah Elizabeth Richards for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>After Ashley Diamond lost 60 pounds from her 200-pound, 5'10" frame during her senior year of college, she thought she was done with dieting forever. In fact, she spent the next four years hovering around 140 pounds -- even dipping to 128 pounds at …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

1. Exercise.<p>And if you can, exercise in the morning. This helps in so many ways. It will help you sleep better at night and be more alert during the …

Happiness

What It's Like To Assist A Top Makeup Artist

<i>Last Tuesday, we profiled Yadim, who rather famously went from being Pat McGrath's first assistant to one of most sought-after makeup artists around</i> …

Urban Outfitters

You're thinking about fitness all wrong

It's the end of January, and you may feel like a fitness failure.<p>Join the gym, find a yoga class or lose five kilograms?<p>Not a chance.<p>Go from couch to …

17 Beliefs About Sexual Assault That Are Totally Wrong

Despite the high-profile cases in the news lately, these major misconceptions persist.<p>Drinking puts you at risk of rape. Wearing revealing clothing makes you a target for harassment. Men always want sex and will do whatever they have to in order to get it. You can avoid rape if you don't walk alone …

The Queen Name-Drops 'Game of Thrones,' Internet Loses It

What a time to be alive.<p>Hip octogenarian Queen Elizabeth reminded the public Thursday that she's been within sitting distance of the Iron Throne and you haven't.<p>In her annual Christmas Day address, the social-media-savvy-ish monarch rubbed it in referenced her June tour of the <i>Game of Thrones</i> set, …

TV Series

Students Learn A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

Education Technology

The Lady Boss: Mindy Kaling

<b>Mindy Kaling is a Woman of the Year because... "Her comic voice is as singular as her speaking one. An intellectual who is also a pop-culture queen, she can move between Audrey Hepburn poise and raucous relatability."</b><p><b>—Lena Dunham, 2012 Woman of the Year</b><p>The Mindy Kaling tribe breaks down like this: …