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The Original Beauty Influencer Says That Sheet Masks Are A Complete Scam

Original beauty influencer and skin-care doyenne Paula Begoun is alight with energy when I meet her in London's Soho Hotel. After 40 years in the …

Raising a Social-Media Star

The parents of teen internet celebrities get a crash course in a new kind of fame while trying to maintain boundaries for their newly rich and powerful children.<p>When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, …

Social Media

What the #NYCStripperStrike Is All About and Why It Matters

Ever since late last month, New York City's exotic dancers have gone on strike in protest of the racist and classist discrimination they receive in …

Hidden tricks you didn’t know your iPhone could do

10 features to keep in mind.<p>Both iPhones and Android devices have their pros and cons, but the general consensus is that iOS is a little easier to pick up and use, while Android offers more in the way of customization and configuration. Still, simple as Apple's operating system seems, you can find …

The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs

Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.<p>MERCED, California—Seccora Jaimes knows that she is not living in the land of opportunity. Her hometown has one of the highest unemployment rates in the …

Income Inequality

The Supreme Court is poised to deal a devastating blow to minimum wage workers

But the effort to ensure a living wage for workers may be headed for a serious setback in the U.S. Supreme Court.<p>Depending on how they rule in a case set for argument next week, the justices could make it much more difficult for millions of workers to secure even the meager wages guaranteed by …

That’s so Fetch: Uber sues its ad agency for putting ads on Breitbart

Uber has always touted its organic user growth but the fact of the matter is that like any other company, it also relies on ads.<p>From January 2015 to sometime in 2017, Uber contracted with mobile advertising agency Fetch to deliver some of those ads. Fetch bought ads for Uber directly in the US, …

Automotive Industry

5 Short Afros That Will Inspire Your Next Chop

A big chop can be invigorating. Says model and stylist Jarae Holieway, buzzing her long curly hair created, "such a sense of empowerment. That thing …

Hair

Here’s how much social media stars get paid to post ads

Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren’t always the highest paid.<p>Last November, actress Olivia Munn posted a video to her Instagram in preparation for the holidays: She wore green and red pajamas, she cooked a holiday turkey and she lounged on the couch with her two sweater-clad dogs.<p>She also …

Olivia Munn

The US celebrates Labor Day because of a bloody clash over 100 years ago that left 30 people dead and cost $80 million in damages

<b>• Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, after the Pullman strike.</b><p><b>• The bloody strike led to 30 deaths and millions of dollars in damage.</b><p><b>• The strike prompted Congress and US President Grover Cleveland to establish the holiday.</b><p>Labor Day tends to be a pretty low-key US holiday.<p>Workers across …

This woman's review of bikini wax strips is relatable, detailed, and downright terrifying

Hannah Scorer bought an at-home waxing kit and decided to give it a go on her bikini area. But instead of the bikini wax strips doing their job and …

Fellow White Americans: We Need To Listen To POC (Even When We Feel Uncomfortable)

Hey, fellow white American:<p>Let’s talk about racism. I mean, really get down to the nuts and bolts of it. And let’s involve some people of color in …

Race & Ethnicity

7 Things You Need To Know As A First-Year Attorney

Remember that time you thought law school prepared you to practice law? About that...

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

Yes, Amazon is convenient, but is it just too damn powerful?

Amazon is arguably the most feared name in all of consumer business at the moment.<p>The online shopping juggernaut is smothering retail chains, …

7 Tips for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

You’re working a full-time job that you’re “meh” about, but you have no idea what you want to do next. You’re still figuring out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you need help figuring out how your certain set of skills can land you your dream job. Reading about how inspiring …

Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July

<i>*The following post is an abridged version of Fredrick Douglass‘ famed speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” originally delivered at</i> …

Anyone who wants to be president needs to understand these 5 maps

Maps shape how we see the world.<p>But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.<p>The world has less than 500,000 kilometers of borders.<p>By comparison, it has 64 million km of highways, 4 million km of …

Report: Black girls thought to need less protection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adults think that black girls are less innocent, less in need of protection and nurturing, and seem older than similarly aged white girls, which could lead to stiffer punishments in school, a new report said Tuesday.<p>The report also said American adults think black girls know more …

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future

Jobs won’t entirely disappear; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway<p>The robots are coming, the robots are coming!<p>Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study …

World Economic Forum

Image of the United States has plunged under Trump, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - The image of the United States has deteriorated sharply across the globe under President Donald Trump and an overwhelming majority of people in other countries have no confidence in his ability to lead, a survey from the Pew Research Center showed.<p>Five months into Trump's …

10 Living Philosophers and Why You Should Know Them

It can be easy to think that all the good ideas have already been thought; after all, philosophy have been going on for more than 2500 years. But …

British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.<p>The House of Commons said it was working with the National …

A Cyberattack ‘the World Isn’t Ready For’

NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.<p>On April 29, someone hit his employer, IDT Corporation, with two cyberweapons that had been stolen from the National Security Agency. Mr. Ben-Oni, the global chief information officer …

Cybersecurity

Incivility in the U.S is so Intense, Americans Feel Safest at Work

Every day it's something else: an act of terror, a political upheaval, a filmed incident of violence gone viral. Even Facebook, a platform designed for amicable sharing, has become a hotbed for conflict and negativity. Safe spaces seem to be vanishing from beneath our feet. Where to take refuge and …

McDonald's Is Recruiting On Snapchat And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 — McDonald’s has a new way to find potential workers: on Snapchat.</b><p>The fast-food giant has announced that it will be filling 250,000 job openings in America by teaming up with the …

Social Media

Safety lapses undermine nuclear warhead work at Los Alamos

An extended shutdown of the nation’s only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America’s arsenal, with key work postponed and delays looming in the production of components for new nuclear warheads, according to government …

Harvard researchers say one-third of Americans overpay for housing — and renters have it the worst

One in four renters spends more than half their income on housing, according to the 2017 State of the Nation's Housing report, published by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Almost half pay over 30% of their incomes on rent.<p>In total, between renters and owners, nearly 39 …

Judge Bars Former Amazon Exec From Working at Competitor Startup

Gene Farrell, formerly a vice president at Amazon Web Services, cannot work at Smartsheet, a software startup, at least for now.<p>A King’s County …

Snapchat seduces advertisers with new self-serve tools and certified partners

To beat Facebook and Google’s duopoly, Snapchat needs advertisers to build and buy campaigns with confidence. So today it’s announcing the Snap Publisher tool for building vertical video creative, it’s rolling out its self-serve Ad Manager, and its launching a Snapchat Certified Partners program to …

Advertising