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AMC's FearFest Lineup Is Nine Days of Scarily Amazing Horror Films

Halloween can't come soon enough.<p>There are two ways to really celebrate Halloween via movies: The <i>Hocus Pocus/The Nightmare Before Christmas</i> route, and the horror film marathon route. For fans of the latter, AMC's FearFest is like Christmas, your birthday, and yes, Halloween all wrapped up in a …

Halloween

Texas Student Expelled For Remaining Seated During Pledge Of Allegiance, Says She Protested Donald Trump

A Texas high school student was expelled from school for remaining seated during the Pledge of Allegiance, although her school’s principal later …

Donald Trump

Betsy DeVos and Department of Education Sued by 18 States

Find out how Betsy DeVos’s actions on student loan regulations have led to 18 states suing her and the DoE.<p>In April, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made known her stance on assisting students with loans after she did away with legal regulations implemented by then President Barack Obama in October …

All The Best Hacks For Girls With Dark Circles

Have you ever been told how tired you look? Has it ever happened after you’ve gotten a full night’s rest and you actually feel great? Awkward! It’s …

This Herb is a Powerful Anti-Depressant. It Also Improves Memory and Aids Weight Loss

The Chinese herb XingPiJieYu has been found to reduce the effects of chronic unpredictable stress, while also improving learning and memory, …

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Wanting to Be Happy Can Make You Unhappy—Here's What To Do Instead

A recent study in <i>Depression and Anxiety</i> found that social pressure to be happy can lead to increased levels of depression.<p>“We’re really starting to …

Happiness

15 Myths and Facts About Suicide and Depression

The 3 skin-care rituals that Japanese beauty gurus rely on

When it comes to beauty routines, the cool girls in other countries always seem more interesting than our own. Take French women, for …

Street Artist Transforms the Disrepair of a Crumbling Brooklyn Building Into a Magnificent Skull Mural

Brooklyn street artist G Suits of DAE Crew has transformed the existing disrepair of a building near East River Ferry’s Greenpoint Landing into a …

7 Weird Beauty Tips That Dermatologists Swear By

Nowadays, it seems like there’s a new beauty tip that we have to try. And most of the time, they’re really bizarre. But there’s no harm in trying …

Mom’s Passionate Plea About Standardized Testing Goes Viral

North Carolina mom writes about her frustration with end-of-grade testing<p>Long gone are the days when field trips, longer lesson plans, and free study …

This Study Hack From a Stanford Researcher Gets A's out of B+ Students

For educators, finding new ways to boost student performance in school can seem like a never-ending wild goose chase. A study published in April 2017 …

Teaching

The Most Overrated Skincare Trends, According to Top New York Dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross

Dr. Dennis Gross has earned a cult following amongst Upper East Siders in the past 25 years thanks to his pragmatic, moderate approach to skincare and eponymous product line. Needless to say, he's not one to jump on the bandwagon with the latest trends. " I believe in bringing you back to the way …

Skin Care

8 Beauty Buys That Makeup Artists Swear By

As beauty lovers, we’re always on the hunt for top-notch advice about products that will really pull through for us on the reg. And who better to give us the scoop than pro makeup artists? No one! We tapped eight beauty industry mavens and asked them to dish on their fave under-the-radar beauty …

Makeup

23 Of The Best Things Under $10 To Buy At Sephora

When you wanna go to Sephora, but don't have Sephora money...<p><i>Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

27 Tips And Tricks For Getting Your Makeup To Look The Best It Ever Has

Beauty tips and tricks to bookmark immediately.

7 Skin-Care Product Winners from the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

The ballots are in. The votes are counted. The winners are ready for their drumroll. These are the 7 hardworking skin-care products that Allure readers have anointed with the ultimate trophy.

500 Students in a One-Room School: Fallout of New Jersey’s Funding Woes

FREEHOLD BOROUGH, N.J. — At an elementary school in Freehold, over 500 students share a vast, open space where bookshelves, whiteboards, storage cubbies and other pieces of furniture are the only boundaries between classrooms.<p>There are no walls because the building was originally designed in the …

Education

At 3am Saturday, North Carolina Republicans Stripped Funding For Minority Schools And A STEM Program

A heated budget battle between North Carolina lawmakers carried into the wee hours of Saturday morning of the state Senate. This ended badly for Democrats, who haven’t retained much goodwill from their colleagues despite donating money to rebuild a GOP office that was firebombed last October. (Then …

North Carolina

Best Flat Iron: ghd Platinum Professional Performance Styler

Use ghd’s Platinum Performance Flat Iron once, and expect to enter a long-term relationship. Unlike the drugstore brand flat irons or even hair tools …

The 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums On the Market

The 10 Best Eyelash Growth Serums On the Market<p>You may not even need mascara anymore.<p><i>This content originally appeared on InStyle.</i><p>Achieving longer, …

Here are the top skin care products one celebrity dermatologist swears by, and they're all from the drugstore

Even if a celebrity dermatologist isn’t quite in your price range, that doesn’t mean celebrity dermatologist-approved products can’t be. Which is …

'5-25-77' is like 'Dazed and Confused' for Star Wars geeks

"A long time ago, in a galaxy just off the Illinois Tollway..." Watch the trailer for a new movie about the original "Star Wars" film's very first fan.<p>For Star Wars fans, the date May 25, 1977 holds religious-like importance. It's the day the original film came out. It's also the title of the new …

Kim Kardashian-West’s Secret for Scoring Uber-Healthy Hair Is the One Thing You Never Thought to Try

You can accuse Kim Kardashian-West of a whole lot of things — being flashy AF, a bit catty from time to time (see her live Tweets from sister Kourtney’s birthday party), or making questionable marketing choices, for instance — but love her or hate her, the one thing you can <i>never</i> accuse Kim …

Hair

Seeing the Bigger Picture Can Promote Self-Control

From a distant perspective one sees the forest, but from a proximal perspective one sees trees.

Psychology

The 'black rule' of youth unemployment is causing social unrest, warns Adecco chief Alain Dehaze

As if the pressure of running the world’s largest recruitment company wasn’t enough, other issues are troubling Alain Dehaze.<p>“I call it the ‘black rule’,” says the chief executive of Adecco, which has more than 700,000 jobseekers on assignment each day.<p>This black rule has nothing to do with profits …

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. It is something that I am obviously passionate about, hence the reason I wrote the …

Innovation

5 Ways to Wake Up with Better Hair Than You Went to Sleep With

Redefining bedhead.<p>Beauty sleep does wonders for the skin, but until now we hadn't considered the overnight magic it could offer our hair. Before bed, we slather on moisturizer, spot treat zits, and pat on eye cream to banish bags—so why shouldn't we take similar measures for our strands? After …

Hair

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

In the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term “emotional disturbance” encompasses significant challenges in a student’s …

9 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation (& Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time)

It’s test day and emotions are running high in the classroom. Joe hasn’t stopped fidgeting all morning. He notices that his teacher is about to pass …