Nia Luz

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10 Nighttime Beauty Tips That Actually Work

Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

Skin Care

How Seeing a Male Psychologist Changed the Therapy Game for Me

Photo: Sony Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection<p>Like every good Jewish New Yorker, I began seeing a therapist at an early age­­—sporadically at first: once after a childhood trauma (age 5), another time after a car accident (age 7), and then regularly after my parent's divorce (age 8).<p><i>Related: The</i> …

Mental Health

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Why I'm So Glad I Got Divorced

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p>Most horror stories start with a teenage protagonist doing something that makes the entire audience want to shout, "No! Don't …

How I Learned to Swap Anxiety for Excitement

Photo: YouTube<p>"I'm so excited… I'm so excited… I'm so scared." These lines, uttered on an iconic episode of <i>Saved By The Bell</i>, were said by character Jessie Spano during a caffeine-induced meltdown, but they also contain some science-backed wisdom. Anxiety, fear, stress and performance are all …

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Blake Lively Gives Away All Her Secrets

As an actress and standout beauty, it makes perfect sense for Blake Lively to become the new face of Gucci Première. It wasn't until we chatted with the effervescent Lively, that we realized she's also a bona fide beauty guru. Read on for her insights on fragrance, hair, holiday, home, style and …

Oh La La! 4 Secrets to Getting Parisian Style Like the Stars

Parisian women have a way of exuding class, style, and a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i>: an effortless and feminine charm, if you will. And everyone from …

How to Exercise Without Really Trying

Today, there's a multitude of exercise and diet fads to help us lose weight—but women of the 60s, as evidenced in this 1963 essay from Harper's Bazaar, were about accomplishing more with less effort. Were they on to something?<p>Every so often, one meets a woman "lovely in her bones"; a woman, that …

9 "Bad" Beauty Moves You Should Embrace

We make hundreds of decisions on a daily basis — many of them dictated by common sense and years of trial and error: Will Jennifer Lawrence’s pixie …

Beauty

20 Awesome Things You Should Start Saying More Often

Children are often a surprising source of wisdom. Why? Because they keep it simple. And, to prove our point here's a video by Kid President …

The Truth About Keratin

Once touted as a miracle hair treatment, could the recent ring of drastic celebrity chops reveal that the pro strand-smoother might have a not-so-pretty side after all?<p>When Jennifer Aniston attributed her chin-length cut to damage incurred by a Brazilian (aka keratin) straightening treatment, even …

Hair

Hair Raisers: At-Home Treatments

Take the health of your hair up a notch with these natural recipes that promise to transform your tresses.<p><b>SUPERCHARGE COLOR</b> Regardless of shade, when it comes to your hair's hue, the goal is always the same—keep it bright and fresh like you just stepped out of the salon. "Apple cider vinegar …

Hair Care

A Fully Customized Skin-Care Treatment That Costs Less Than A Pack Of Gum

If your skin is anything like ours come wintertime, it develops a sassy new alter ego that is equal parts dry, oily, and sensitive. Unfortunately, …

Broke Girls, Rejoice! 6 $$$-Saving Skin Care Tricks

Illustrated by <b>Emily Kowzan</b>.<p><i>When it comes to our faces, we don’t rely on just anyone to tell us what our skin needs to get that ever-elusive glow.</i> …

Skin Care

13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair

We all want a mane of soft, silky, touchable locks. But the reality is that hair grows only about a half inch per month. Want to jump-start the process? Read on for insider tips to stop hair's biggest enemy — breakage — and keep strands strong.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p><b>Go sulfate free.</b> Overwashing can dry …

Hair Care

Editor Tested: Hot Vinyasa Flow Yoga

<i>From Bikram to Hatha, there are a ton of various types of yoga out there. But one of the trendiest types to hit the fitness scene is hot power flow</i> …

16 Books That'll Amp Up Your Creativity

Is it just us, or does the self-help section of the bookstore feel kind of heavy? You know, like it's carrying the burdens of thousands of readers, …

'Plus-Size' Models Are More Popular Than Ever... But They're Not Actually Plus-Size Anymore

What is "plus-size"?<p>PLUS Model Magazine and SWAK, a plus-size designs boutique, decided to conduct an experiment. They took two photos of model Alex LaRosa modeling a tight dress, with one photo highlighting her size and the other downplaying it with a more conservative pose and outfit. Posted on …

Winter Woes: How To Get Your Complexion In Check

Illustrated by <b>Sydney Hass</b>.<p><i>As Dermalogica's in-house skin care guru (oh, and their Director of Global Education), Annet King is an invaluable trove of</i> …

Skin Care

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Dans la vie, c’est important d’avoir des modèles. Des références intellectuelles, artistiques, de style… et, pourquoi pas, de cheveux.<p>On dit souvent …

5 Sure-Fire Ways To Correct Dry Hair Issues For Good

Got a Sahara Dessert on your hands? Whether you are relaxed or natural we have all had to deal with dry hair issues at some point in our hair …

5 Ways to Minimize Shrinkage of Your Natural Hair

by Jamila of CollegeCurlies<p>Hey y'all. I came across this article on shrinkage, a problem that I, along with many other curlies, face with their …

What Happens To Natural Hair When You Stop Protective Styling?

This article is aimed at readers who require protective styling and minimal manipulation to be able to see and gain length. To be clear, this means …

4 Benefits of Grapeseed Oil + How to Use it on Natural Hair

<b>By Chinwe of</b> <b>Hair and Health</b><p>Many women use olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, and even jojoba oil on their hair in some fashion. However, few use or …

How To Seal Hair Effectively In 5 Steps

Here are five things to remember when sealing your hair:<p><b>1. Make sure that you seal in the proper order</b> – The purpose of sealing the hair is to trap …

How to Use Olive Oil for Natural Hair

by <b>Kala G</b><p>Dry curly hair is the WORST! But olive oil can be your best friend when it comes to preventing natural Type 4 hair from getting dry and …

Google Reveals Its 9 Principles of Innovation

Want to know what’s in Google’s secret sauce? Chief social evangelist Gopi Kallayil dishes out the tech giant’s success recipe.<p>Ever wonder what makes the Google the holy grail of productivity and creativity? There’s no magic in the drinking water at the Mountain View, CA company. The tech giant …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …