Skin-Firming as Self-Flagellation

Slathering on lotion doesn’t seem quite as punishing as other steps in a beauty regimen. Nothing’s yanked out or burned off; no blood is shed or pain inflicted in the name of self-improvement. But the hours I’ve spent in the last decade rubbing “skin-firming” products onto my thighs, breasts, upper …

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Kim Kardashian Admits to Procedure For Stretch Marks

From SnapChatting herself while being on mommy duty to being transparent about her beauty regimens, Kim Kardashian is back in full swing to documenting her day-to-day life. Earlier this year, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared what it’s like to fly like a Kardashian, bringing her cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Simon Ourian along for the airplane ride, …

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Lauryn Hill's Eldest Son Zion Marley Welcomes Baby Boy

Some exciting news for Lauryn Hill and her family! Her first born son, Zion Marley, has now become a father himself, making the iconic emcee a new grandmother. Zion Marley, 19, and his girlfriend welcomed their son this weekend, with the photo that Rohan tweeted showing that the new father is all smiles. …

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War: What is it good for? Absolutely nothing

Not again By the time you read this essay, it may be old news. The content might seem hopelessly outdated, or we will have troops on their way to Syria, or something in between. That is how fast and furious the news cycle has been since Trump took office: something written on …

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#BlackSTEMLikeMe Takes Over the Impact Hub

“I had the opportunity to speak with an astronaut, a physician, and a scientist. All Women of Color,” said the Hidden Figure’s actress, Karan Kendrick Image: Andrew Zhou/#BlackSTEMLikeMe In an evening full of total engagement, immersed in the likes of entrepreneurs, astronauts, National Society of Black Engineers’ leaders and students, …

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Russell Simmons Helps Lead 'I Am a Muslim Too' Rally

Russell Simmons helped organized and lead a gathering in New York City today (Feb. 19), with thousands uniting in solidarity against President Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order. “We are here today to show middle America our beautiful signs and, through our beautiful actions and intention, that they have been misled,” the Def …

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How to turn trolls into your best friends

If we were only having conversations with people in academic settings, this wouldn’t matter. But today everyone, in some shape or form, is their own pundit. Conservatives unfortunately have an edge in that if you choose to be conservative, corporate special interest groups have laid out exactly how to win professionally …

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Pop Quiz: How Well Do You Know the 2017 Oscar Nominees?

2:52 PM PST 2/19/2017 by Craigh Barboza From “La La Land’ to ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ test your knowledge of this year’s awards contenders. So you’ve seen La La Land three times and know the words to all its songs by heart. You’ve cheered on the women of Hidden Figures. And you’ve …

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