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Beauty Entrepreneur, PR Exec and Mother of 5: How Jodie Patterson Gets it All Done

Working women get all sorts of advice. Lean in, lean out, ask for a raise, but don't ask in the wrong way, be aggressive, but not too aggressive. We're also told to make sure not to forget about our personal lives, lest we end up foregoing families or love or travel or friendship in service of our …

The Yale College Black Men's Union's 'To My Unborn Son' Is a Beautiful Response to Ferguson

There have been countless demonstrations and protests across America following last month's controversial verdict on the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri—as well as following the more recent non-indictment of NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner—but this has to be one of …

22 Eyeliner Hacks To Transform Your Beauty Routine

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, never let your winged liner make you late for work again.<p><b>1) Make your eye makeup last longer by setting your eyeliner with a matching eye shadow.</b><p>First, line your eyes with a pencil liner, and then lightly dust eye shadow in the same shade on top to hold the …

Makeup

10 Fabulous Bathrooms with Industrial Style

When we talk of the most popular interior design trends currently doing the rounds, it is inevitable that industrial style makes its way into the …

Budget-Friendly Brunches to Make at Home

Lazy weekend mornings are the best. Hanging out in fuzzy pajama pants with a warm cup of coffee in my hand without a care in the world makes me a very happy girl. Most weekend we do brunch on at least one morning. The great thing about brunch is that it is so satisfying without breaking the bank.<p>I …

Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud

Unlike the dramatic increases in hard drive storage required during the personal computer era, modern-day mobile devices are dependent more on …

Quiet Confidence Wins

Chances are you've had a manager who sits on the far left or right on the Confidence Scale. I'll explain.<p>On the far left is the Mousey Cautious Meek Tentative Timid Uncertain manager. She's exhausting because she's so busy trying to get you to like her that she never truly leads. Her passivity …

The 10 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Was 21

When I was in high school, I can distinctly remember my psychology teacher asking us what age people are the happiest.<p>So certain that we knew the answer, we all raised our hands and guessed that it was 21.<p><i>I mean... why not?</i><p>You're out of your parents house, you have freedom, you're young and the …

10 Tips for Preventing Single Strand Knots

10 Tips for Preventing One Strand Knots<p>By: ManeandChic <b><br>Trichonodosis</b> also known as <b>One Strand Knots</b>, <b>Single Strand Knots</b>, Fairy Knots, Pixie Knots and …

5 Reason's Why You Should Pick Darker Oils In Your Regimen

<b>Ever notice how two of the same oils can be in two different shades?</b><p>I always have Extra Virgin Olive Oil in my arsenal; but one day I started using …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Forget Cover Letters - Write A Pain Letter, Instead!

If you haven’t been on a job search lately, consider yourself lucky. The job market is no picnic. Most large and medium-sized organizations use brutal and talent-repelling automated recruiting sites with keyword-sorting software that sucks all the human life out of your application or resume.<p>Cover …

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help …

The Nation’s Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

No one embodies the emerging consensus on the excessive cruelty of mandatory drug sentencing quite like Mark Osler. He’s currently a law professor, …

Crime

The One Nutrient Everyone Needs

Doctors have long known the health powers of glutathione. But only now can you pop it daily to get its unparalleled benefits.<p>"Glutathione is your body's most powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent, and it's also something of a well-kept secret," says Dr. Frank Lipman, Integrative and Functional …

Homelessness and the Impossibility of a Good Night's Sleep

For people living on the streets or in shelters, sleep deprivation can lead to a host of other problems.<p>“Joe,” a man who has been homeless several times, knows how difficult it can be to get enough sleep without permanent housing.<p>“Where and how you sleep is often a matter of discipline when …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

9 Books You'd Recommend to Anyone

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus</i>.<p>All the books on this week’s list leave you feeling like you’ve been part of a complex, intriguing, memorable world, one that entirely envelops you and leaves you wanting more. There isn’t any more, though, at least not yet: No sequels to these books exist. The next best …

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PW Picks: Books of the Week, July 28, 2014

<i>First published in Publishers Weekly:</i><p>This week, the plot to poison the world's greatest wine, a <i>Gone Girl</i> with heart, and Amy Bloom's latest.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best New Books Out This Week<p>Copyright (c) 2014 PWxyz, LLC, Publishers Weekly. Used by permission.

The Awesomeness of Natural Hair Expressed in Gifs

Natural hair is nothing new. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, Black women and men sported shiny, soft, gravity-defying afros. But as the 80’s rolled in, …

Villa Built Into The Mountain With Full Ocean Views From Nearly Every Room

A while ago we showed you a stunning villa in Palm Springs that appeared to simply disappear into the mountain and to become one with the landscape. …

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16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Makeup

Spite Houses Are Exactly What They Sound Like

Of the many reasons one might build a house, spite may be the most petty (yet hilarious) one we've come across yet. But it seems that it's more …

The Emotional Ups and Downs Of A Day At IKEA

Been to IKEA recently? If you've ever cruised around the big, blue box then we're sure you're familiar with the hilarious emotional rollercoaster …