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8 Different Kinds Of African Braids That You Should Rock

8 Different Kinds Of African Braids That You Should Rock

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The world of African braiding is big, everyone. So big that it’s easy to get the different styles mixed up. There are even some out there that you probably have never even heard of! If you’re curious about rocking some braids soon, then you need to know exactly what kind you want to get without getting your Marley Twists and your Senegalese Twists mixed up. More »

15 Weird Beauty Tricks That Actually Work

15 Weird Beauty Tricks That Actually Work

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Ever since Pinterest came along, the amount of beauty tricks out there in the world has tripled. Every time you go online, you’re bombarded by a list of makeup hacks, hair hacks, and/or skincare hacks that all promise to do the same thing: hacks give you an unexpected way to handle a “problem” in a shorter amount of time while also saving you some money. More »

7 Awesome Black Women You Need To Know About Right Now

7 Awesome Black Women You Need To Know About Right Now

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As a black woman, I believe that Black History Month isn’t just about reflecting on the past and thinking of ways to change the present, but also celebrating and supporting black people who have made an impact, big or small. That means it could be anyone from MLK to Lupita Nyong’o to your black grandma. Taking the time to acknowledge awesome black people is so important because, frankly we often don’t get the praise we deserve in a mainstream context. More »

10 Makeup Products You Should Never Spend A Lot Of Money On

10 Makeup Products You Should Never Spend A Lot Of Money On

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If you’re really into beauty, then you already know just how expensive makeup can be. If you use more than three or four products every day, you’re potentially spending a whole lot of cash on makeup every single month. And with the hundreds and thousands of options that are out there, it can be really difficult to figure out what you should be buying and exactly how much money you should be shelling out. More »

23 Flawless Responses Female Celebrities Had To Sexist Reporter Questions

23 Flawless Responses Female Celebrities Had To Sexist Reporter Questions

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If you’ve ever watched a red carpet special before an awards show, you know that the standard questions for women go something like this: “Who are you wearing?” “Tell us about how you got ready for this event.” “Are you going to be able to eat while you’re wearing that?” And if the female celeb in question is a mom, it’s, “How do you balance your career and your family?” Even in regular interviews or press conferences, questions similar to these come up. More »

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People

The Gurl Guide To Amazing Movies That Arenât About Straight Thin White People

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There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much. More »

Where Are They Now: The Cast Of Gilmore Girls, Then And Now

Where Are They Now: The Cast Of Gilmore Girls, Then And Now

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Somewhere in between my third and fourth hour of episodes the other day (when I should have been cleaning my room), I realized that most of the beloved characters from Gilmore Girls have sort of disappeared. Only a few of them are still regularly appearing on TV shows and in movies. These actors and actresses are so talented and charismatic that it kind of bums me out More »

Everything You Need To Know About Cellulite

Everything You Need To Know About Cellulite

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Something happened in the news today that made me think about something you guys ask about a lot: cellulite. Paparazzi snapped pictures of Iggy Azalea in a bikini on vacation, and the unedited, untouched photos of Iggy just hanging out poolside showed that she has cellulite on her butt. My reaction? Um, SO WHAT? Iggy has a big butt, no surprise there – so why are people surprised that there’s some cellulite on it?! More »

How To Deal With The 10 Most Embarrassing Things That Can Happen During Sex

How To Deal With The 10 Most Embarrassing Things That Can Happen During Sex

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Sex is a whole lot of fun… when it’s not completely awkward. Sure, sex can bond two people together, it can feel great, and it can put you in an amazing mood. But think about it: sex in general is just of weird. You’re basically mashing two bodies together until an orgasm happens, and a lot of other stuff can go on along the way. A lot of great stuff, but also a lot of embarrassing stuff. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear A White T-Shirt This Winter

20 Style Tips On How To Wear A White T-Shirt This Winter

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white t-shirt should be a staple in your wardrobe no matter what season it is. There are a few items of clothing more versatile than a good white tee. When you find one that fits well, wears well, and makes you feel comfortable, hold onto it for dear life – there is so much you can do with this super simple item!  More »

Why Yoga Pants Are The Most Important Piece Of Clothing You Own

Why Yoga Pants Are The Most Important Piece Of Clothing You Own

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In the last few months, I’ve heard a lot of annoying things about yoga pants, namely the complaint that yoga pants are “distracting” and women shouldn’t be allowed to wear them everywhere. Unless your yoga pants are sheer and everyone can see straight through them, I will always stand by this: yoga pants are the best. Period, end of story. I don’t care if you think they’re “distracting” to boys who don’t know how to control themselves, I don’t care if you think a pair of tight sweatpants are too sexy (honestly, you sound kind of boring right now), and I don’t care if you think only a certain type of girl should wear them. More »