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10 Beauty Products Every Woman Should Have By 30

For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Nows the time to take a more grown-up approach with a few easy adds.<p>For the first few decades of your life, a laissez-faire beauty routine is all you need. Now's the time to take a more grown-up approach with a …

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Beyond Death: The Science of the Afterlife

This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul …

10 Things You Need to Stop Wearing Immediately

<i>Maggie Cassidy is a blogger for "Unwritten" and is a sophomore pursuing an English degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.</i><p>Out with the trashy and in with the classy. Since autumn is actually here, and winter will soon be approaching, it's time to rid your wardrobe of things that have …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

How the 'thigh gap' became the latest pressure point on a woman's self-image

She may have modelled for Ralph Lauren and appeared on the cover of <i>Vogue Italia</i>, but when a photo of Robyn Lawley wearing a corset appeared on Facebook the responses were far from complimentary. "Pig", "hefty" and "too fat" were some of the ways in which commenters described the 24-year-old. Her …

Police face lawsuits in shootings of three emotionally disturbed people

The last words Elsa Cruz heard her husband say, in response to police officers banging on his locked front door, were: "Don't knock on my door, it's against my will."<p>She'll never forget what came next.<p>"I heard, bluh, bluh, bluh – the sound of the tool as they broke the door down. There was silence, …

Loving Husband Documents Every Stage of Wife’s Battle with Breast Cancer

<i>The Battle We Didn't Choose</i> is a powerful collection of images by photographer and loving husband Angelo Merendino, documenting his wife Jennifer's battle with breast cancer. Their story begins like your typical “boy meets girl” love story with Angelo mustering up the courage to reveal his feelings …

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12 Fantastic Halloween Makeup Transformations

How much can makeup really transform you? That was the question we posed a few weeks ago when we saw Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev do some ridiculously amazing things to some ordinary women.<p>In light of the fact that Halloween is now just around the corner, let's turn our attention to …

Experience: I disappeared for 30 years 'A bad trip was the catalyst for unexpected change.' http://gu.com/p/3j4ac/fb Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Five of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks http://gu.com/p/3jd84/fb Photograph: Felicity McCabe for the Guardian

False widow spiders aren't out to get us – and their bite isn't dangerous. The false widow spider (Steatoda nobilis) isn't a 'flesh-eating killer species' as some media reports claim. http://gu.com/p/xzfm5/fb

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

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Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

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From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

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Enhancing Reality • fr0zenmind: just wow

These images show just how differently cats and humans see the world

Cats and humans have very different perspectives on the world, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, as these visualizations beautifully …

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School in south London has banned pupils from using 'innit', 'like', and 'bare' http://gu.com/p/3jhmz/fb Students are also banned from beginning sentences with 'basically' and ending sentences with 'yeah' Photograph: @artsemergency

Makeup Artist Transforms Women in Stunning Before and After Photos

Russian hair and makeup artist Vadim Andreev shows what a little (ok, maybe a lot) of hair and makeup can do. While we've featured our fair share of artists on My Modern Met, this is one of the few times where we've shined the spotlight on a makeup artist. Using only cosmetics, and not any post …

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Could it work today? Public service film in 1973 which put children off swimming

Most adults who were born in the ‘70s and 80’s can recall chilling and terrifying characters from our childhood, but this public service announcement …

Experience: I was celibate for 12 years http://t.gu.com/ph2wm 'My friends assumed I must have fallen in love. But the reason I was so radiant was that I'd decided to be celibate'

Halal food: a market waiting to be tapped into? http://t.gu.com/pf4Jx Halal meat accounts for up to 15% of meat sales in the UK yet the options for Muslim foodies, or 'haloodies', are limited. Can a new food festival change that?

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

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The Best Emmys Dresses Of All Time

Aside from celebrating the greatness of television, the Emmy Awards are also a wonderful opportunity to ogle some <b>stunning red-carpet looks</b>. To kick …

College Student's Speech Makes Him King of the Nerds

If the nerds of the world ever come together to elect a president for all geek-kind, this kid should definitely run.<p>The epic — yes, epic, there is no …

Project Unbreakable Gives Sexual Abuse Survivors A Voice

Photo: Via Project Unbreakable Tumblr.<p>This is one of the most remarkable documentary projects we've ever seen. Collecting the stories of victims of …