Hazel Ang ZiYu

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I Just Turned 30 and Went to To a Fancy Dermatologist to Find Out What the Hell I Should Be Doing With My Skin Now

I've been pretty lucky in the skin department. For most of my life, it's been good, including during the notoriously skin-unfriendly teenage years. My skin is usually up there on the list of things people compliment me on, often using words like "peaches and cream" and "milkmaid." (If anybody's …

Skin Care

4 Hot Shapeshifter Romance Reads For Your Summer Enjoyment

Here's my true confession: I hate "The Great Gatsby." I don't like a single character in that book, though I love the fashion involved, and reading (repeatedly, I might add) in various classes was active torment. Everyone makes empty, soulless decisions in an empty, soulless world.<p>And, of course, …

Books

Rachel Jeantel, Patron Saint Of Black Girls With “Attitude”

This week, Rachel Jeantel is my patron saint of Black girls. Usually I give that title to Kerry Washington for her Bronx-meets-Spence-meets-Hollywood swagger. Or Lolo Jones (who stupidly and confusingly did this to Jeantel) for her athleticism, faith, and “beat the odds” story trifecta. They …

Women of Color

Is Sharing a Computer With Your Partner Holding You Back?

From around the end of last year to recently, I was feeling creatively stunted. And I put the blame squarely on a Dell PC laptop that I share with my husband.<p>We were fine as a one computer household for years, as neither of us were especially techie. And of all the things we needed to spend money …

iPhone 5

5 Things I Couldn't Get Anyone To Write About This Week, Including Herbal Sex Medicines!

The week's over and here are the topics that never made it on to xoJane. Maybe I should do a You Are The Advice Columnist question where you all help me get my staff in line. I'm not very good at making them do things they don't want to (and I love them for being so strong-willed, by the way).<p>Did …

Writing

Flashback Fashion: How To Get A Sweet 90s-Style French Tipped Manicure

They say that everything in fashion is cyclical. It was often considered to be a 30-year span in which trends came back into style. As the fashion industry speeds up (with a ton of help from the internet) and low-end brands are more quickly adopting high-end cuts giving more people access to runway …

Tweens

It Happened to Me: I Was Obsessed with An Internet Celebrity, Until I Finally Dated Him And He Turned out To Be a Tool

I idolized Justin for years. He was a writer and comedian with a rabid fan following online, and I was a wannabe with similar aspirations who couldn't quite break into his circle. But he was funny, and there's nothing sexier than that. My friends and I talked about him reverently, as if he were a …

Relationships

7 Sort-Of Rules For Living (And Being OK) With Anxiety

Do you have anxiety? You’re in good company. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there’s around 40 million people dealing with anxiety disorders in the U.S. alone. That’s a <i>lot</i> of friggin’ people — and I happen to be one of them.<p>Anxiety is something I live with and manage every day …

Type 1 Diabetes

I Think I'm Too Old To Go To a Party That Starts at 10 PM

So I got invited to this swanky party. You know the ones, where the champagne and celebrity sightings are flowing like hot lava? Anyway it promised to be uber fetch and after a long few weeks of werewolfing myself I was more than ready to turn this pumpkin back in the other direction before the …

Time I

Got Resume Probs? We Have Some Resume Solutions That Might Help You Get A Job You'll Love

<b>Problem: You Want to Change Fields, but Don't Have Any Experience</b><p><b>What to Do:</b> Play up your skills, not your positions. "What skills have you gathered in your previous positions that would be helpful in another job?" asks Lea McLeod, a career coach and the founder of Degrees of Transition, a job …

Employment

There's No Such Thing as Having Sex "Too Soon"

There is a great deal of shame and embarrassment that many of us feel when we sleep with a guy and he fades. We beat ourselves up for getting invested in all that attention. Once we’ve sufficiently kicked ourselves, we wonder if maybe all those times we heard friends say that men like a challenge, …

Relationships

10 Red Flags in Dating! (And Yes, I Probably Display 1,010 of My Own)

Thanks to all of you, especially ATWYSingle who gave us the great suggestion to talk about red flags in dating, we had another terrific Google Hangout on Friday. It's about 45 minutes long so watch it later while you are filing your expenses or something, but for now, let's talk flags.<p>Why? Because …

Relationships

Let's Talk About HPV Because 79 Million Americans Have It So You Probably Do Too

I found out I had HPV about two years ago. My pap smear came back abnormal, which was one of the more horrifying phone calls I've ever gotten (and this is coming from a girl who got chlyamadia when she was 18 due to a threesome with a homeless guy and his girlfriend gone amiss, but that's a story …

Public Health

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Serum | Women's Health

<b>1. Cleanse Well</b> The active ingredients in skin serums will stick to dirt and dead skin, so for maximum absorption be sure to wash your face properly before applying. Use tepid water—hot water could make your skin perspire which inhibits absorption and cold water will close pores, blocking the …

Small Space Decorating Dos and Don'ts

Fix your decorating mistakes.<p>What's the biggest mistake people make with a small space? Six designers share their decorating tips and design ideas.

Insider Skin Secrets

Believe it or not, some women hear "OMG, your skin looks amazing!" all day long. Imitation being the best form of flattery, we asked four pros—who make complexion perfection their business—what they use at home.<p><b>THE PLASTIC SURGEON</b><p>DR. SHIRLEY MADHÈRE<p>Madhère, an NYC-based cosmetic surgeon, world …

Managing Your Assets

You're an ambitious woman with a crazy-busy schedule and limited cash flow. Where to invest your precious resources? Here, our roundup of beauty-enhancing splurges sure to boost your career prospects.<p>Looking good pays off. That's the overwhelming conclusion of research conducted by noted economist …

Fake Looking Wide Awake

These products will make you not look tired!<p>Many things may keep you up at night—stress at work, that fight with your boyfriend, your social life—but this doesn't have to result in a tired look. Use these products and fool everyone into thinking you got eight hours of sleep.

The Best Exfoliators

Get your skin summer ready with these face and body scrubs.<p>Get your skin ready for summer with these face and body scrubs.

The Hair Diaries

Women from all over the world confess how much they spend on their tresses in The Hair Diaries.<p>Women from all over the world confess how much they spend on their tresses in <i>The Hair Diaries</i>.

A Pretty Smart Use of Time

Are you an early riser or a get-up-and-go work warrior? Either way, you can rock a polished look with these effective makeup strategies, no matter what your morning schedule.<p><b>YOU'VE GOT 5 MINUTES</b><p>You've already hit the snooze button repeatedly and there's no time to shower. Shave minutes off your …

The Fix: 8 Tinted Moisturizers That Won't Melt Off Your Face

A lazy-girl summer essential.<p>Along with the beach visits, BBQs, and stylish bikinis, the dog days of summer also hail the arrival of humidity and harmful UV rays. Unless you're trying this sunscreen plus foundation trick, your next best bet is to opt for an all-in-one weightless and sun-protected …

The 10 Best No-Streak Self-Tanners

No Oompa Loompa look here.<p>Self-tanners so often promise miracles in a bottle, but a tan within minutes can mean trading health benefits (zero UV rays) for a vibrant "Oompa Loompa glow." Because it's ideal to look like you achieved your tan poolside rather than from an orange Kool-Aid drink mix, …

The Cheater's Guide to Getting Beach Ready

It's Hail Mary time! Here's how to look great in a bathing suit, even if you haven't made it to the gym all winter.<p>We know you had the best of intentions when you swore up and down that 2013 would be different—this year you would schedule barre class three times a week and eat meals that came from …

11 Natural Skin Care Products That Are Already in Your Fridge

Your kitchen = your new Sephora.<p>It's time to toss the face toner with ingredients that you can't pronounce and go all natural this season. We spoke with expert Alexis Wolfer, founder of the popular natural beauty website, The Beauty Bean, about how champagne, yogurt, and even coffee grounds can do …

Saving My Skin

Melanoma is on the rise among young women across America. Faced with potentially fatal cancer, Abby Gardner uses her diagnosis as a wake-up call for life.<p>I'm pretty sure vanity saved my life.<p>It all started with a raised reddish spot on my chest that peeked out each time I wore a V-neck. After …

A Nutritionist Dishes on How To Drop That Winter Weight

We visited the NYC kitchen of the celebrity chef and nutritionist behind Food Matters, Tricia Williams, who gave us a foolproof food plan that will have you feeling great (and shedding pounds!) just in time for summer.<p>We visited the NYC kitchen of the celebrity chef and nutritionist behind Food …