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Sep 24 2015
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We Took a Class on How to Be Instagram Hot
Megan Koester
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Whenever I wear makeup—which is nearly every day, even when I don’t leave the safe confines of my studio apartment and venture out into the world, because the Equal Rights Amendment never passed and the patriarchy still runs this bitch—I do so begrudgingly.

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Sep 21 2015
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Let's Talk About Beauty Products. I'll Go First.

Last week one of you brilliant readers suggested we create a space on this site for chatting about all of our makeups and hair craps. Here is that space! Every Monday, we’d love to hear about your weekend trips to Sephora, party makeup fails, broken compacts and any other beauty-related nonsense you’d like to share.

Sep 21 2015
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A Day in a Nail Salon in East Hartford, CT, in Photos
Ocean Vuong
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Since the Vietnam War, the nail salon has been the backbone of Vietnamese life in America. There are over 200,000 nail salons in the United States, most of which are owned and operated by Vietnamese refugees, immigrants, and the families they’ve built. Nearly every “successful” Vietnamese-American doctor, lawyer,

Sep 16 2015
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Jane Marie's 24-Hour Product Diary: It Ain't Pretty

I’m “kind of in a weird place right now,” as they say when they are minimizing while fishing for sympathy. As a result, my beauty regimen has recently become both more intricate — perhaps I can slough off this funk with a million products? — and way sloppier. Think pizza boxes piled up next to the bed, but instead of

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Sep 16 2015
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What's Up With Hair Straightening Treatments?
Lyz Lenz
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My mom used to tell me “beauty is pain” when she’d unsnarl sticks from my hair or held the crimper a little too close to my scalp. She was right, of course, beauty is pain and sometimes sickness or worse.

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Sep 10 2015
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I Fuck Fat People

I remember the first time I became consciously aware of my fat attraction. I was sixteen, sitting on the couch with my high school boyfriend watching Ruben Studdard sing “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” on American Idol. My boyfriend was skinny and white, with dyed blue-black hair, and I loved him, as much as an

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Sep 4 2015
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Who's Goin' Bargain Huntin'? We's Goin' Bargain Huntin'

Labor Day celebrates the American worker and the American worker celebrates pay day and pay day is for shopping and shopping is for bargain hunting, so let’s get to it. Here are some discount codes you can use online this weekend to blow your wad. Let’s post thousands more in the comments and crash a bunch of

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