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Beauty Tools You Should Clean Regularly

You already know the importance of cleaning and disinfecting your makeup brushes. But what you might not consider is the bacteria and germs festering on <i>other</i> makeup tools too. Just ask yourself, when was the last time you cleaned your eyelash curler or the inside of your makeup bag? They're full of …

11 Bizarre College Courses We Actually Want to Take

With the school year starting up again, NewsFeed looks back at some of the most unusual courses that have been offered at colleges and universities …

If Mental Illnesses Were Monsters, This Is What They'd Look Like

"I want to make people aware of how damaging these illnesses are."<p>Mental illness is an intangible thing that can be all but impenetrable to those who don't experience it.<p>That's why the U.K.-based artist Toby Allen decided to draw different mental illnesses as monsters, as a way of helping himself …

Azealia Banks Was Right About Nicki Minaj's Wax Figure

Azealia Banks called it.

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

The 20 most successful fast food chains in America

The chains are ranked by systemwide sales in the United States in 2014.<p>Check out the companies that raked in the most cash last year.

Taco Bell

Everything You Need to Know About Permanent Makeup

When it comes to makeup, no one loves a short-lived look that fades by midday. Perhaps that's why permanent makeup (aka, cosmetic tattooing) is on …

Dining Etiquette: Dinner Party Mistakes to Avoid

When you accept a friend's invitation to dinner, you take on a certain responsibility to be a good guest. To stay on the right side of good manners - and hopefully get invited back again - avoid these "don'ts" the next time you gather with friends for a social meal.<p><b>Don't show up "fashionably late."</b> …

What It's Really Like to Get Permanent Eyebrow Tattoos: See Before and After

Five years ago, if we wanted in on a celebrity beauty secret, we had to wait for a reporter to hustle it out of someone on a red carpet or beg so-and-so's glam squad to let us in on the tricks. Now we've got social media where Bella Thorne Snapchats her entire microblading procedure, Kylie Jenner …

One Woman Embraces Her Nose — & Her Identity

Sunny Shokrae grew up with an open invitation to the plastic surgeon's office. She explains that, in Iran, where she was born and lived until the age …

Khloe Kardashian Responded To Body Image Trolls In The Best Way

And she arguably looks better than she does in the retouched version.

Lamar Odom

Where Hillary Clinton Stands on All of the Big Issues for Women

Her beliefs on access to birth control, maternity leave, and more<p><i>In April, Hillary Rodham Clinton announced that she was running for president for the second time (she first ran in 2008). If elected, she'd be the first female president of the United States (and it's way past time a woman was in</i> …

10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely to Be Good Leaders

Reading is currently on a global decline. The statistics and polls behind this pattern are frightening because the shortage of readers means there …

Self-improvement

The 10 Best Foundations For Oily Skin

Oily skinned girls know the struggle of finding a base that will not budge throughout the day. Here, we rounded up our top 10 picks for foundations …

These Easy and Inexpensive Nutella Desserts Are All You Need In Life

BuzzFeed Food editors took to the test kitchen to make desserts that were a) easy, b) delicious, and c) full of Nutella. (As, arguably, all desserts should be.)<p><i>Makes 8 rolls</i><p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the rolls:</b><p>Baking spray, for greasing the muffin tin<p>1 8-ounce can of refrigerated crescent roll dough<p>⅔ cup …

5 reasons your workout isn’t working

<b>1. You sit all day</b><p>Sure, you hit the gym five days a week, but it may still not be enough to offset the benefits of exercise if you’re chained to your …

Exercise

Hot Trend: Strobing Makeup Technique

From Budget Fashion Blog - Budget Fashionista helps you look your best for less!Ever since the Kardashians infiltrated our TVs, department stores and …

Beauty

College-Age Depression Is Increasingly Tied to Helicopter Parenting, Studies Show

<i>Excerpted from</i> <b>How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success</b> <i>by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry</i> …

Parenting

The Millennial's Guide to Great Skin

If you were born between the early ‘80s and the early 2000s, congratulations—you’re a millennial. So what does that mean for your skin care? Well, …

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

Did you know that only 8% of Americans sleep naked, even though it’s healthier and improves more than one area of your life? Are we all sabotaging …

Holistic Medicine

17 Harmful Myths About Anxiety That You Need To Stop Believing

It's not a ~real~ illness, you say?

11 Inspiring Photos That Show Why These Women Want to Be Called "Fat"

Photographer Mariana Godoy is on a mission to reclaim the word.<p>Brazilian photographer Mariana Godoy is on a mission to destroy the stigma surrounding the word "fat." Women who don't have blonde hair, blue eyes, slim hips, and big breasts aren't considered beautiful in Brazil — even though most …

Women's Sports

6 Ways to Remember More and Forget Less (Spoiler Alert: Coffee!)

Because everyone wants to remember more of what they see, hear, and read.<p>Tons of research shows that improving your memory will positively impact your professional and personal life... but who needs research to know that?<p>We <i>all</i> want to remember more and forget less.<p>So let's jump right in.<p>Science …

The Brain

I Tried This Garlic Face Mask, and It Cleared My Acne

When it comes to skin care, masks are considered some of the most luxurious and effective treatments on the market. And I have to admit, my personal favorites fall on the more extravagant side of the spectrum: <b>Darphin Skin Mat Purifying Aromatic Clay Mask</b> (smells divine), SK-II Facial Treatment Mask …

Jenna Dewan Tatum Shows Off the Babylights Hair Color Trend

Of course Jenna Dewan-Tatum, one of our major hair role models of the moment, would have the most perfect example we've seen yet of the babylights hair color trend. Not sure what babylights are? Read on.<p>A photo posted by Patrick Ta (@patrickta) on Jul 29, 2015 at 6:42pm PDT<p>Babylights are very thin …

13 Beauty Products and Trends From the '90s You Still Love Today

Middle school was magical time in beauty for a lot of us, when our collective love of self-expression, makeup, hair products, and movie makeover montages brought about so many fantastic trends that several were bound to come back around. Yes, we were *all *secretly beauty geniuses ahead of our …

Beauty

Eat Pretty: Chocolate Butter Rice Bars With Caramel Icing

Desserts (the making and eating of) are one of my favorite things to do to unwind on the weekend and my go-to place to find recipes is...Instagram. I …

Mental Health: 12 Things Adopted/Foster Children Wish You Knew

Photo Credit: Bessi<p>Do you have an adopted or foster child? If not, have you considered fostering a child or adopting a child? What is stopping you? …