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Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression

Studying twins has long offered insight into the interplay of nature and nurture. Epigenetics is the next frontier.<p>Monica and Erika Hoffman stand barefoot, side by side near a sign that reads “Twin Studies Center” at California State University at Fullerton. Their glasses removed, both have auburn …

A Beginner's Guide To Every Makeup Brush & What It's Used For

Various beauty tools for makeup application come and go, but makeup brushes are timeless.<p>Once you find a quality set of makeup brushes you love, …

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do …

The Best Retinol Products for Every Skin Type, According to Dermatologists

If you had any lingering feelings about whether skin care is a sham, you need only look to retinol products. The skin-care-obsessed already know …

22 Makeup Tricks Every Beginner Should Know

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12 Amazing Beauty Products With Over 6,000 Amazon Reviews

Amazon is our favorite spot to scoop up great last-minute items, beauty products included. With so many serums and solutions to choose from, your regiment can get an upgrade almost overnight. Plus, since reviews are provided, you can rely on previous purchases to give you the skinny on what you’re …

5 Cheap Under-Eye Products Dermatologists Swear By

A really great under-eye cream can prevent fine lines and wrinkles, lovingly known as crow's feet, and keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and …

How to use coconut oil on your skin and hair

The hype surrounding coconut oil isn't anything new.<p>But what's all the fuss about? We spoke to the experts...<p>What Coconut Oil Should I Use?<p>Always check the packaging; you don't want coconut oil with any additives in. Saying that, you <i>can</i> use supermarket brands, just check what you're …

25 Beauty Products That Are Good To The Last Drop

For most people, finishing up a beauty product isn't all that momentous. You just pumped the last bit of your favorite foundation, so now what? Most …

Beauty

The Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin Types

There are a lot of upsides to having oily skin. For example, you always have a built-in glow, rarely suffer from annoying dry patches, and some even …

Oily Skin

Looking to get rid of dark spots? You’ll want these ingredients in your skincare products.

Looking to get rid of dark spots? You’ll want these ingredients in your skincare products.<p>Dark spots happen to the best of us—the scientific name for …

Scientists made the coldest liquid water ever - and it's crazy weird

Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, right? While that’s water’s freezing point, under certain conditions liquid water can …

Climate Change

Scientists unearth 1st direct evidence of 1st Americans

Genetic analysis of DNA of an infant found at an Alaskan archaeological site is evidence of a previously unknown population of ancient people in …

Anthropology

All Your Questions About Eye Cream, Answered

As a young beauty lover, I would often walk through the aisles of my local beauty supply store seeking potions and lotions. Usually a pumpkin mask or …

Skin Care

Best acne treatment: How to deal with acne as an adult

What's the best way to treat acne if you get it in your 20s, 30s or 40s?<p>Battling breakouts at the same time as dealing with the signs of ageing seems …

How to Make Your Stubborn Acne Scars Disappear

Smooth your skin with these dermatologist-approved products.<p>Let’s face it: The only thing more frustrating than your skin going through a rough patch with acne is a case that seems to permanently damage your skin. Acne scars can strike any skin type and at any age, leaving behind dark red or brown …

Skin Care

The £5.99 concealer that beauty bloggers can't get enough of

While it's often true that the more expensive beauty products are indeed more effective, it's not always the case that you have to part with a small …

Makeup

Oily Skin? These 8 Foundations Won't Clog Your Pores

When it comes to keeping acne, breakouts and large pores at bay during the day, non-comedogenic foundation is the way to go. Why? Because the …

The Google Doc I Send To People Who Ask About My Skin

By Rio Viera-Newton<p>When it comes to skin care, I used to do the absolute bare minimum: grabbing whatever I found at CVS and slapping it onto my skin whenever I felt like it. But then I got a very demanding new job — as a music publicist at Interscope Records — a full-on, around-the-clock, …

These Are the Absolute Best BB Creams for Oily Skin

Scholars believe that the original, culturally accurate translation of BB cream is "blemish balm." Now, of course, BB stands for — and does — just about everything. But all that moisturizing and skin tone-evening and UV-combatting have created a twist of beauty irony: Though many BBs are indeed …

Skin Care

Did human women contribute to Neanderthal genomes over 200,000 years ago?

A new Neanderthal mitochondrial genome supports a remarkable hypothesis – that there was interbreeding with an extremely early migration of African hominins<p>Keeping pace with new developments in the field of human evolution these days is a daunting prospect. It seems as though every few weeks …

Genetics

Chimps return favors, even if it costs them

Two new studies look at shades of altruism in chimpanzees, which sometimes forgo rewards and risk injury to help unrelated chimps.<p>We may not always …

Why It’s No Longer Possible for Any Country to Win a War

The last few decades have been the most peaceful era in human history. For the first time ever, fewer people die today from human violence than from …

Geopolitics

The Women's March reminded us: we are not alone | Jessica Valenti

There are more of us who care about equality – 3 million more to be exact – than there are those obsessed with walls and fear. We showed our strength today<p>It’s hard to explain what it feels like to walk alongside a sea of joyful, but fed-up women. My friend Ann Friedman, taking a plane almost …

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound<p>Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more …

Genetics