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Hundreds of Toddlers Taken Into Custody After Crossing the Border Alone

Some of them are under 1 year old.<p>More than 350 kids ages 2 or younger have been apprehended by the U.S Border Patrol while crossing into the United States illegally between October 1, 2013, and June 11, 2014. Ninety-five of them are under 1 year old.<p>"We're seeing more babies and toddlers than we …

Immigration

Will This Eyeliner Trick Really Create the Perfect Smoky Eye?

Find out on this episode of Beauty or Bullsh*t.<p>Will this hashtag eyeliner technique really create the perfect smoky eye in seconds? See for yourself!<p><b>For more Beauty or Bullsh*t?, see below:</b>[link href="/style-beauty/beauty/how-to/a26733/beauty-or-bullshit-nail-art-pen/" …

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14 Reasons Not Living Together Is Great for Your Relationship

It might seem ideal to get boo'ed up permanently by having your boyfriend move in, but there are lots of perks to living apart.<p><b>1. You don't have to factor him into your apartment search.</b> Believe me, it's twice as hard finding a place when you've got to accommodate another person's requirements for …

14 Things Men Will Always Get Defensive About

Why is he wearing cargo shorts and a t-shirt with holes in it? Because it's Sunday. Leave him alone.<p><b>1. The fact that Michael Jordan is unequivocally a better player about LeBron James.</b> Guys will argue over the finesse and validity of championships each player has accrued like their negotiating …

The Supreme Court Just Took a Radical Step Toward Limiting Contraception Access

The Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case sacrificed women's rights in favor of a boss's religious beliefs.<p>Your right to access contraception took a hit today in the Supreme Court decision <i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc</i>. According to the Supreme Court, many companies can refuse to provide …

Hobby Lobby

California's Ban on Gay "Conversion Therapy" Will Finally Be Enforced

Between the religious rights of corporations coming before women's access to contraception and the overturning of Massachusetts buffer zones, the last few days have been awfully disheartening, legally speaking. If you're searching for a little scrap of silver lining, here's some good news: On …

LGBTQI

"My Boyfriend Hates Kissing. What Do I Do?"

<b>My boyfriend hates kissing. I've asked if it's me. And he's usually pretty honest. He says he just doesn't like to kiss, doesn't want people in his face. But let's face it. You can't get turned on without a kiss. He's perfect in every other way. But I'm afraid I can't get past how he won't kiss me.</b> …

Makeup How-To: Create a Dramatic Eye Crease

Your days of figuring out how to make up a monolid are over!<p>Not everyone has a double eyelid, so if you have a monolid and would like to learn how to create a dramatic crease, this tutorial is for you. Makeup artist Lauren Cosenza breaks down the steps below.<p><b>1. Prep your eyelid with primer.</b> Since …

Makeup

Hobby Lobby Supporters Insist Decision Isn't Sexist, Tell Women to Close Their Legs

When the Supreme Court released its <i>Hobby Lobby</i> decision Monday creating religious freedom rights for closely held corporations and allowing the religious beliefs of employers to dictate employee health plans, people from all positions on the political spectrum predictably took to Twitter to voice …

Hobby Lobby

22 Incredible Photos of the New Human Barbie

Yes, there are now TWO human Barbies. Madness.<p>Hot on the plastic heels of "Human Barbie" Valeria Lukyanova, there's a new real doll in town. Literally, that is — 21-year-old Alina Kovalevskaya is from Odessa, Ukraine, the same city as Lukyanova. Via <i>The Daily Mail</i>, Kovalevskaya and Lukyanova were …

Barbie

Beauty Trends 2018 - Makeup, Hair, and Nail Ideas - Cosmopolitan

Warning: You're about to look like a shampoo commercial IRL.<p>I don't know whether they should feel delighted, horrified, or a combination of both.<p>"I'm not sure if or when I'll ever be able to accept my skin as it is. "<p>She's the Leonardo da Vinci of contouring, and I'm in awe.<p>And not going broke in …

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Everything your favorite celebs were up to the week of July 6.<p>Everything your favorite celebs were up to the week of July 6.

6 Surprising Things That Are Aging You Early

So many mujeres spend tons on money on anti-aging creams, yet don't apply them to their necks, a big no-no since the skin there is thinner than on your face. Dermatologist Howard Sobel says you should start applying anti-aging and SPF creams on your neck by your early 20s, and follow this rule to …

14 Things That Are Only Socially Acceptable in the Summer

<b>1. Day drinking.</b> Sitting outside with a 12-pack in the middle of winter is alcoholism. Burning through six mojitos in an hour while you're on your deck in the middle of the summer is just enjoying the weather.<p><b>2. Bucket hats.</b> These shouldn't be acceptable unless you're marooned on a desert island …

Nail Art How-To: Geometric Neon Mani

Consider this your new geometry class.<p>Julie Kandalec, creative director of Paintbox Nail Salon, shows you exactly how to master this two-toned neon mani using Sally Hansen polish.<p>Tools you'll need:<p>1. Green polish<p>2. Blue polish<p><b>1. Prep and paint.</b> File your nails into the desired shape, push back your …

Nail Art

5 Seriously Bad Side Effects of Your Smartphone Addiction

Your phone could be messing with your health.<p>You constantly look at it. When you aren't around it, you feel anxious, and when you have it, it's all you can think about. Yes, we're talking about your smartphone. Our obsession with mobile gadgets has become epic — 1 in every 5 people in the world own …

The 6 Most ***Flawless Moments From the Second Episode of "Beyonce: X10"

This should really just be a permanent addition to Sunday night television.<p>Beyoncé's concert series <i>Beyoncé: X10</i> aired again Sunday night, and though last week's "Haunted" episode was excellent, it could in no way compete with this week's performance of "Run the World (Girls)." The <i>4</i> anthem served as …

12 Times He's Secretly Checking You Out

It's not all the time, just 70 percent of the time.<p><b>1. When he's holding a door for you.</b> It's pretty gentlemanly to take on all the manual labor of opening a door, but it's also giving him the perfect opportunity to sneak a look as you walk by.<p><b>2. When he's walking up the stairs behind you.</b> This is a …

11 Things Twentysomething Guys Need to Learn About Sex

<b>1. Foreplay is necessary.</b> If you're on the train to Pleasuretown, it needs to make a few stops along the way to load and unload passengers. Foreplaytown is always a stop, even on the express train.<p><b>2. Don't just grab boobs.</b> You're not trying to palm a basketball here. You're not checking which …