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I didn't want to go out if that meant I had to pretend I was someone I wasn't.<p>October 19, 2016<p>When you're on welfare, sacrificing enough for a new lipstick is $10 less you have for food.<p>October 7, 2016<p>I was never taught that I was more than my vagina and that boys should respect me enough not to …

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French Model Julie Hantson's Wedding Dress Looked Just Like Grace Kelly's

[View image](http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/117078422) | [gettyimages.com](http://www.gettyimages.com) Obviously the skirts are different materials, but from the soft updo to the high neckline to the understated veil, there's no denying the similarities. Julie and Pascal said "I do" at Cap …

20 Political Books Every Woman Should Read

Must-read suggestions from both sides of the aisle.<p>The 2016 campaign season is in full swing already, but it's still a long way until Election Day. Why not fill your time until then reading a few great political books? Our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com asked campaign and political consultants on …

Hillary Clinton

In a Relationship with a Narcissist? A Guide to Narcissistic Relationships

Narcissistic relationships are formed when one or both partners struggle with a narcissistic personality. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is …

Minimize Stress With These 4 Mental Techniques

3. Have a plan, but be ready to adapt.<p>It has been said that “chance favors the prepared mind” (Louis Pasteur). To the extent that you can minimize the degree of uncertainty associated with the unexpected, the more confident you’ll feel and the less stress you’ll face. To do so, always have a …

Your stressed-out brain is breaking your diet

You’ve decided to go on a diet. For the first few days, things go well—you avoid the donut, you munch on carrots, and you deal without sugar in your coffee. But then, during a particular hectic time at work, you fall off the wagon—guzzling sodas and chowing down on pizza. Why does stress impact the …

Science Has Officially Found a Hangover Cure

A new study proves that this drink works better than anything else.<p>Everyone has a theory about the best way to cure, or even prevent, the dreaded hangover. There's padding your belly with deliciously greasy pizza (or fried chicken wings, in my case), taking ibuprofen before bed, chugging gallons of …

Lighten Your Hair; No Dye Necessary

If you’ve been bleaching/highlighting/balayaging so hard you don’t even remember how your natural hair looks, going cold turkey on coloring is like …

5 Reasons to Skip Your Next Hair Color Appointment: It Brit Joanna Halpin and the Case for Dark Roots

British model <b>Joanna Halpin</b> possesses a face full of photogenic features—an oceanic blue gaze, angular bone structure, a rosy, bee-stung pout, and a set of caterpillar-like arches ideal for the current brow mania of the moment—but it’s her exposed roots that have us rethinking our monthly touch-ups. …

Hair

Beauty

It's gonna get sappy up in here.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Here's your place to come talk about hair, makeup, nails, skincare whatever/whenever you feel …

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How My Dog Saved My Life

I grew up with a terrier poodle mutt mix, Casey. We got her at our local Safeway in Palos Verdes, California in 1974. She was this black curly ball of fur and we loved her from the day Mom brought her home. She lived for a very long time, 19 years, and she was a very good family dog to us.<p>I never …

Ever Anxious in Social Situations? Pickles May Be Your Solution!

Breaking! All those picklebacks + deli dill indulgences may actually be paying off for you in more ways than just appeasing your appetite. Heads up, lovers of pickles and pickled food items alike: A recent study reveals the salty treats have a positive effect on your social interactions — and it’s …

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6 Beauty Secrets I Learned From Eva Green

Why the French actress is "becoming very LA."<p>Sometimes <i>Penny Dreadful</i> star Eva Green wishes she could switch places with her twin sister and enjoy the luxury of anonymity. "She has an amazing life in Italy. She's married to a count," Green says. "I wish I could be her sometimes. She's more down to …

Sin City

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: What Should I Make In My Wok?

Hello again, and welcome back to Recipe of the Week, the hottest food discussion column around.<p>If last week's "meatless sandwich" assignment had been graded, you would all get an A+. You guys are very good at sandwiches, meat or no meat.<p>The most up-voted (and most creatively named) sandwich was the …

New Wedding Dresses, Wedding Gowns: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2016 Bridal Market

I feel like wedding dress designers sometimes fly off the handle. In an effort to give editors and brides something they haven't seen before, designers sometimes throw out wedding dresses in shocking colors or or with so-sexy-you'll-blush silhouettes. (Like, let's all agree to keep the bride's …

7 Scientific Self Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

I’m one of those weirdos that prefers reading non-fiction books over fiction books any day of the week — especially when it comes to books about …

I Worked in the Bridal Industry and Couldn't Believe The Size Discrimination I Witnessed There

I loved working at a bridal salon in Beverly Hills. I remember, on my first day, reverentially running my fingers over the skirt of an Elie Saab and gasping at a one-of-a-kind Valentino gown.<p>As a fashion enthusiast, it was my personal paradise. I loved trying on couture dresses that I would never …

Reddit Cured My 14 Years of Chronic Acne ... With SCIENCE!

I've suffered from chronic acne since I was 12. If it's not cystic acne that's bothering me, it's the hyperpigmentation and scarring left over.<p>After I turned 26 and still had a pimply-as-fuck face, I pretty much gave up—until I discovered r/skincareaddiction, a subreddit dedicated to science-based …

12 Critical Things You Should Never Tolerate | PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is so much in life that we just tolerate. Some of it we have to deal with (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good portion of stuff …

18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

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DISPATCHES FROM THE PROZAC RABBIT HOLE: The High Price of My Sanity

I’m trying to think of the best way to email my shrink and ask for a refill without sounding scammy. Eventually, I swallow my pride and opt for the truth. It’s been over three months since our last appointment. I’d shirked scheduling because I can’t afford it. I couldn’t afford our last session …

UNPOPULAR OPINION: I'm Glad I Was Bullied

I spent the week before I entered middle school sobbing like a Disney princess. I sobbed in the bathtub, I sobbed on the couch, and I sobbed with my head in a pillow. Elementary school felt like a safe and tangible part of my childhood and now, all of a sudden, it was ripped out of my tiny, monkey …

4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

I went to a corporate cocktail party a few nights ago, and being the introvert that I am and deathly allergic to small talk, I decided to skip it and get right down to business. <i>My</i> business, not theirs. Happiness.<p>I quickly discovered that when confronted with the question, "Are you happy?" people …

34 Ways to Bust a Bad Mood in 10 Minutes or Less

Bad days happen. A bombed job interview, a broken coffee machine (when you <i>really</i> need coffee), stepping in dog poop on the way to a date—we know, …

Happiness

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

Say goodbye to dimpling with these easy exercises.<p>Dimples on your cheeks are cute. But dimples on your butt cheeks—not so much. Sadly, cellulite spares few women. By some estimates, 98 percent of us develop these stubborn lumps and bumps in unfortunate places like our tummies and thighs. Recent …

Women's Health

4 Food Rules For Strength Training

How your diet should (and shouldn't) change when you amp up your workout routine<p>When it comes to healthy eating for a fit and active lifestyle, certain facts are undeniable: Water is crucial, you can eat as many veggies as you want, and weight loss/maintenance is more a result of diet than …

Nutrition

22 Time-Saving Life Hacks You Need To Start Using Daily

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the</i> …

Take the Stress Test

We don't so much look at things as overlook them, and what we don't see can blindside us. This is especially true of stress. We have become so habituated to work and family stress that we regard it as normal. But chronic stress is anything but normal. It produces abnormal cells that cause cancer …

Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants

The new finding fits with a host of evidence linking urban greenery to mental health.<p>By now you're probably familiar with at least some of the many psychological benefits of urban greenery. Parks, trees, and other forms of nature evidently possess the power to refresh tired minds and improve moods; …

4 Ways To Stop Caring What Other People Think

<i>“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”</i> <b>– Bertrand Russell</b><p>Last …