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10 Tips On How To Stop Your Feet From Smelling When Wearing Flats (Or Any Shoes)

10 Tips On How To Stop Your Feet From Smelling When Wearing Flats (Or Any Shoes)

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When I saw this Reddit thread asking for tips on how to keep your feet from smelling in the spring and summer, I was like, “YASSS,” and then I was like, “I need to share this with Gurl.” As Reddit user spotpig says, “Now is the time of year ballet flats and cute shows that look awful with socks come into season.” I don’t think I need to remind you that flats with no socks are basically a recipe for smelly feet. More »

8 Celebrities Who Aren’t Ashamed Of Their Stretch Marks

8 Celebrities Who Arenât Ashamed Of Their Stretch Marks

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When it comes to body insecurities, stretch marks certainly seem to be at the top of the list for most women. It feels like every time I pick up a women’s magazine, I stumble across some kind of article on how to make them go away or prevent them from happening in the first place. I pick up tabloids and see pictures of celebrity stretch marks circled in red, I read headlines about visible stretch marks in paparazzi photos, and I see think-pieces on how to feel about them. To be honest, it’s exhausting. More »

7 Things You Pay More For Because You’re A Girl

7 Things You Pay More For Because Youâre A Girl

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Do you ever get fed up with the price of some of the products you buy? Yeah, me too. When you buy a product as a woman, it’s usually pink or purple, cute, and scented like a flower patch or fruit bowl. It’s also usually more expensive than a similar product for a guy. I’ve known this for a while, but I really noticed it when I went to the drugstore with my boyfriend. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Military Or Utility Jackets

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Military Or Utility Jackets

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According to the runways, military greens are back on trend for spring and summer 2015 – but honestly, I feel like they never really go out of style. A military jacket, army jacket, utility jacket, whatever you want to call it – it always looks stylish to me. This kind of light jacket is also perfect for spring because it keeps you from getting cold but won’t make you too warm, which is exactly what you need for confusing spring weather. More »

9 Annoying Ways You Dismiss Racism Without Even Knowing It

9 Annoying Ways You Dismiss Racism Without Even Knowing It

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As a black chick, I–like other people of color–have a pretty intimate understanding of a fun little thing called racism. Whether it’s in your face racism–N-bombs, harmful generalizations–or subtle–using coded words, telling me I speak well for a black girl, following me around in a store–I know enough about the ins and outs of racism to call people out on it when I see it. More »

7 Real Girls Discuss Having Uneven Boobs

7 Real Girls Discuss Having Uneven Boobs

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When it comes to boobs, everyone gets self-conscious whether your breasts are big, small, real, or fake. Now, you’ve probably looked at your boobs and noticed that one is bigger than the other. You may have totally freaked out about it, but guess what? That’s totally normal! I don’t know a single woman whose breasts are exactly the same size. They’re sisters, not twins, y’all. More »

Your Guide To Every Kind Of Vaginal Discharge And What It Means

Your Guide To Every Kind Of Vaginal Discharge And What It Means

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Ah, vaginal discharge – the best part of having a vagina. Just kidding, discharge is easily the worst thing about having a vagina. Unfortunately, discharge is also a part of our every day lives, whether it’s normal or something a little bit more serious. It’s just something we have to learn to live with, and that means it’s something we need to be informed about. More »

10 Stupid Yahoo Answers Questions About Interracial Relationships

10 Stupid Yahoo Answers Questions About Interracial Relationships

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Hi, my name is Ashley, and I’m currently in an interracial relationship. I’m black, my boyfriend is white, and sometimes this fact can cause some awkwardness. Example: one time at a party this woman asked my boyfriend what it’s like to have sex with a black girl, and wondered if it was freaky. She responded to my boyfriend’s look of disgust with an indignant, “It’s a legit question.” More »

All The Old Fashion Trends That Are Coming Back For Spring/Summer 2015

All The Old Fashion Trends That Are Coming Back For Spring/Summer 2015

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Even if you don’t rely on current fashion trends to get dressed in the morning, it’s impossible to ignore what is going to become more popular in the coming months. Personally, I’m super excited for the style trends this spring and summer, which have a heavy ’70s influence. I absolutely love ’70s fashion – everything from the wide-leg pants to the overall hippie feel makes me so happy. More »

5 Of Your Urgent Nipple Questions, Answered

5 Of Your Urgent Nipple Questions, Answered

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We love talking about boobs here at Gurl. Why? Well, because they are pretty awesome! You all love talking about boobs, too. And we obviously can’t really blame you! Whether big or small or somewhere in between, breasts do some pretty cool things. They are sensitive for sexy times. They can feed tiny humans. They look pretty cool when you pierce them (trust me, I know.) More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Flared Jeans

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Flared Jeans

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For the last few years, the denim world has been all about skinny jeans. It doesn’t matter if your jeans were distressed, destroyed, cropped or in a variety of colors – almost every pair of jeans out there were skin-tight around our ankles. Well, good news for those of us who are looking to switch things up: flare jeans are back in style. More »

7 Things You Never Knew Were Making Your Acne Scars Worse

7 Things You Never Knew Were Making Your Acne Scars Worse

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If anyone knows what it’s like to deal with the damage acne scars do to your self-confidence, it’s me. In addition to having what seems like a life-long struggle with acne, I also have to deal with scars from when I had severe cystic acne. Whenever I take my makeup off, I have to force myself to look at the current blemishes I have along with the scars that remind me of a time in my life when I felt like a monster because of my acne. Scars aren’t just physical eyesores; they’re emotional ones too. More »