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The Definitive Order Of Everything You Need To Do In The Shower

The Definitive Order Of Everything You Need To Do In The Shower

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Showering is something that everyone (hopefully) does since, you know, it’s good hygiene. I’ll be honest: there are days when I don’t feel like showering. It’s difficult when you’re tired or just too busy. But even when I’m short on time, I at least do a quick body wash for a few minutes so I feel clean. I’m totally not judging if you don’t shower every day, but I just have to. More »

15 Fall Fashion Trends You Absolutely Need to Buy and Try This Year

15 Fall Fashion Trends You Absolutely Need to Buy and Try This Year

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Fall fashion is my absolute favorite kind of fashion because it’s literally perfect – to me, at least. During the summer, it’s too hot to wear anything except shorts and crop tops, and that gets old fast. The winter is so cold that all of your cutest outfits are constantly hidden under layers of puffy coats and scarves. And the spring is cool too, I guess, but the color palette that goes along with fall (maroon, dark green, oranges) is way cooler than pastels, in my opinion. More »

How To Be Happy Being Single

How To Be Happy Being Single

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I think it’s great that you’re trying to be single and on your own for a little bit. Going from relationship to relationship without leaving time for just you isn’t very healthy. I always encourage everyone I know to be totally for at least a few months of their lives. It’s such an important way to get to know yourself, and to really be ready for a good relationship. After my first breakup, I was single for over three years, and I learned so much about myself during that time. More »

Can Charcoal Whiten Your Teeth?

Can Charcoal Whiten Your Teeth?

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I’ve never whitened my teeth because they’re super sensitive, but I am interested in natural whitening methods. My teeth already are pretty white since I literally brush and floss like four times a day. I also drink about a million cups of coffee a day so that doesn’t help in terms of keeping my teeth bright and white. More »

7 Tips And Tricks For Getting Rid Of Butt Acne (Buttne)

7 Tips And Tricks For Getting Rid Of Butt Acne (Buttne)

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According to science, your thong is give you butt acne, or buttne, as we like to call it. Although blemishes are normal and happen to everyone, no one likes getting them. They make you super self-conscious and uncomfortable regardless of where they are on your body. And you can get acne anywhere from head to toe. More »

10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’ve Hooked Up With A Skinny Guy

10 Things Youâll Only Understand If Youâve Hooked Up With A Skinny Guy

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I haven’t hooked up with many dudes in my short, virginal life thus far, but the ones I have hooked up with were both pretty damn different. But there’s one thing that they absolutely had in common: They were tall and skinny. As a tall girl, the height factor was pretty whatever, but the skinny factor brought on some awkwardness that I was not prepared for. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Ankle Boots

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Ankle Boots

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After a long, cold winter, I was really excited to spend the summer wearing flip-flops and sandals. I couldn’t wait to show off my pedicures and to free my feet. But now, after a long, hot summer, I’m pretty excited to start wearing boots again. Not to be weird, but my feet are kind of gross because flip-flops and the beach will do that to a girl. More »

15 YA Books That Aren’t About Straight White People

15 YA Books That Arenât About Straight White People

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Another day, another rant about representation! But hey, it’s important, and this time I’m talking about YA novels. I’ve ranted before about how hard it is to find or hear about a YA book that isn’t about cute, straight white people falling in love with each other. Like, okay, that’s nice and all but isn’t that exactly like, I don’t know, just about every other story we’ve been fed since we were little? More »

10 Common Beauty Injuries And How To Fix Them

10 Common Beauty Injuries And How To Fix Them

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There’s an old phrase that says “Beauty is pain.” That shouldn’t be true, but it sort of is because some of the things we do in the name of beauty are really painful. Like, pouring hot wax on your body and ripping your hair off is not a pleasant experience. More »

Yes, I’m Black. No, I’m Not A Shoplifter

Yes, Iâm Black. No, Iâm Not A Shoplifter

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As a black chick, I’m well aware of all of the negative stereotypes that are perpetuated against me. Let’s see… loud, ghetto, skanky, dumb, just to name a few. I’m aware of the way that these assumptions negatively affect my fellow black folks, because at best we end up complaining about it on social media, and at worst we end up dead because of it. But there’s one stereotype that I’m so annoyingly aware of that it affects one of the activities I love most: shopping. More »

The Surprising, Bizarre And Controversial History Of Porn

The Surprising, Bizarre And Controversial History Of Porn

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We’ve been invested in getting turned on by graphic images of sex for thousands of years. The last 100 years have been particularly fascinating and problematic when it comes to the great big world of porn. Whether you’re a fan of porn or you’re absolutely opposed to it, if you want to learn more get ready for one seriously porny history lesson. More »