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Why the Natural Movement is Sometimes Exhausting for Someone Who Won’t Give Up the Creamy Crack

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*Disclaimer: Before you even start this, know that it doesn’t apply to every person on God’s green earth who has ever gone natural. Pinky swear. It only applies to the ones it applies to. We clear? Good. Carry on. We’ve all seen the photos displaying...

Open Thread: Is Your Relationship a Science Project?

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Today, while doing my standard morning perusal of Facebook, I came across this quote attributed to matchmaker, author and TV host Paul Carrick Brunson: “All too often I see good intentioned people focus on trying to ‘rescue’ or ‘upgrade’ their partner. They give unreciprocated time,...

Why a 16-inch Waist By Way of Binding is Never a Good Thing

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The Coke bottle shape. The hourglass figure. Women all over hold these silhouettes up as the model of perfection, and some of them take extreme measures to achieve what they consider to be the “perfect” dimensions. After all, who needs diet and exercise when you...

Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

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’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s difficult to take some time to get away. If an impromptu vacay isn’t in your...

5 Fun Beauty Apps You Need to Download

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We know, we know: There’s an app for everything. But if you’re a beauty fiend, some of these are super-helpful and can provide you with amazingly beneficial beauty-related info. Read on for 5 awesome beauty apps — providing everything from digital makeovers to environmentally conscious...

Open Thread: Does He Resent Your Success?

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The next time you get a feeling that your boo isn’t as happy about your achievements as he should be, it might not just be in your head. According to recent study, you experiencing success can lead to a blow in your partner’s self-esteem —...