Irma Mirta

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How to Preserve That Red Hair Color

Ahhh, the anomaly of red hair color -- we go for reds because of their richness and vibrancy, and yet, they are the colors to fade and dull the fastest. Sigh...<p>Why does this infuriating phenomenon happen? A scientific explanation does, in fact, exist. You see, red hair molecules are the smallest of …

Raising a Digital Native

Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for <i>The Dr. Oz Show.</i> One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you …

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<b>Process Praise</b><p>Some of the most prominent psychologists behind all of this talk about talking are Stanford University’s Carol Dweck, author of the …

Apple Watch iPhone ‘Companion’ app revealed w/ new Watch features, monograms

Yesterday, we reported that the latest iOS 8.2 beta reveals that an Apple Watch application for the iPhone is in the works. Now, we have some more details. Within Apple, the application is currently called the Apple Watch “Companion” app for iPhone. This application manages settings for Apple Watch …

Your Guide to Your Lady Parts

<b>1. Vagina</b><br>It's the guardian of your reproductive parts: Its acid balance keeps harmful bacteria at bay. But it can also be accommodating: Shaped like a three-to four-inch-long tube sock, it can expand lengthwise (up to six inches) and widthwise (up to five inches) during sex or childbirth. Two vag …

The Secret History of Women in the Senate

<b>Kay Hagan just wanted to swim. It was late</b> 2008, and the Democrat was newly arrived on Capitol Hill as North Carolina’s junior senator-elect. But Hagan was told that the Senate pool was males-only. Why? Because some of the male senators liked to swim naked.<p>It took an intervention by Senator Chuck …

Mophie Juice Pack battery cases for iPhone 6/6 Plus now available for pre-order

Mobile battery case maker Mophie announced today three new versions of its popular Juice Pack charging case designed specifically for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Mophie has designed new versions of its Juice Pack Air and Juice Pack Plus cases for iPhone 6 as well as a single model of its …

Infographic: How does access to Technology Lead to Gender Equality?

How does access to technology impact gender equality and lead to women's human rights? The statistics speak for themselves in this IGNITE infographic.

Human Rights

Mophie launches Juice Pack for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Mophie<p>The popular line of iPhone battery packs from Mophie is getting bigger. On Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The Everyday Sexism of Women Waiting in Public Toilet Lines

If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve a) spent time fidgeting in a long line waiting to use a public toilet, b) delayed a bodily function because you …

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Sure, Apple Software Has Problems, But Have You Seen What A Mess Its Competition Is!?

It started with Marco Arment, a big-name developer who made Instapaper and was one of the earliest Tumblr employees. Arment is usually pro-Apple in his comments, but Sunday night he wrote a post on his personal blog admonishing all the bugs in OS X, the operating system for Macs.<p>Arment's argument …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

Read this if you've taken a fitness hiatus.<p>Even when you have the best of intentions, life sometimes gets in the way of a fitness routine. And whatever the reason behind it, the absence of workouts will cause your body to lose some of the progress it had made. Here’s how an exercise hiatus impacts …

Exercise

This May Explain the Rise in Autism Diagnoses

The number of children diagnosed with autism has ballooned in recent years, but the reason for the increase is hotly debated. Some argue autism …

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Thomas O'Donnell's kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle.<p>"Who can tell me why Twiggle here is sad," O'Donnell asks his class at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.<p>"Because he doesn't have no friends," a student pipes up.<p>And how do people …

Why Your Self-Esteem Matters More Than a Compliment

<i>This article originally appeared on Refinery29.com.</i><p>One of my recent guilty pleasures is this dating show where the participants meet, <i>naked</i>, on an …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Self-help

6 Strategies to Banish Ingrown Hair for Good

Whether you want to prevent these trouble spots or get rid of the ingrown hairs you already have, we've got you covered.<p>"I wish I had an ingrown hair," said no one, ever. Luckily, there's a lot you can do to keep ingrown hairs from popping up in the first place—and to make them disappear ASAP if …

Skin Care

Prenatal blueprints give an early glimpse at a baby’s developing brain

Innovative research is allowing us to see neural activity in a baby’s brain as it develops inside the womb<p>My partner is lying on her back and both of us are trying to hide our nervousness about the first ultrasound of the pregnancy. As the examination starts, we hold hands and stare intently at the …

The Brain

5 Email Habits Of Highly Productive People

<i>By Leslie Barrie</i><p>Ping! Check email. Ping. Check email again. Ping. Check. Ping. Check. Ping. Check.<p>If you're like most people who sit in front of a computer all day, this probably sounds like you: When you're not currently replying to an email, you're looking to see if you have any new ones. Then …

21 Habits of Happy People You Can Adopt in 2015

It's the perfect time of year to reflect on and learn from everything that happened in your life in 2014 and to set new inspiring intentions and goals for the year ahead.<p>Here are 21 habits of happy people you can adopt in 2015.<p><b>1. Forgive more.</b><p>The Buddha once said, "<i>Holding on to anger is like</i> …

These Are the Best Mascaras Of All Time

From cult classics to brand new wonders, these are our can't-live-without mascaras.<p>If there's one beauty product we rely on to keep our faces in check, it's without a doubt mascara. That all-important flick frames your face, pulling together your entire look in a few strokes. Here, the tubes we …

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16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

Nutrition

How to Deal With Aggressive People

Aggressive people. We've all dealt with someone who is being pretty aggressive at some point in our lives.<p>You know, that person that interrupts you when you are trying to speak -- or, they simply talk <i>louder</i> whenever you try to speak. That person who doesn't seem to allow your own point of view and …

The year in reviews: a look back at the worst gadgets of 2014

We've reviewed a lot of great products this year, and we can only hope that our observations helped you pick the device that best suits your needs. However, not every gadget we look at is going to be a winner. We've seen our fair share of disappointments and mediocrity -- as well as a few you …

Worrying About Stuff Is A Sign Of Intelligence

<i>By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl</i><p>The tendency to worry about stuff could be a sign of a certain kind of intelligence, according to a paper in an upcoming edition of the journal Personality and Individual Differences (hat tip to Christian Jarrett at the British Psychology Society's Research Digest …

4 Slimming Foods To Always Have On-Hand

Keep these healthy staples around at all times, and you’ll never have to resort to ordering crap for dinner<p>It’s a dieting duh that holiday bashes can be pretty terrible for your waistline. But the fatty party food isn’t the only scale offender. Party hopping also makes it harder than ever to stay …

Nutrition

Why You Can't Freakin' Balance

<b>Reason #1: Muscular Instability</b><br>“What?! But I’m so strong! Did I mention the pushup challenge??” Hey—I totally hear you, but people can be wicked strong and not fully understand how to engage specific muscles to encourage balance.<p>For example, stand up and take a moment to notice how you stand …