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These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fightin...

Redefining Beauty

Sarah Amento | Posted 12.02.2014 | Women
Sarah Amento

After my mastectomy, I began looking for pictures of other women who had battled breast cancer. I found The Grace Project by Isis Charise.

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Renee Fisher | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

These are women don't own jeans or sneakers. They have never seen the inside of a Chico's. And they only rarely follow the conventional rules of fashion. Each creates her own path and takes joy in every step.

The Biggest Beauty Myth You've Been Sold

Dianne Collins | Posted 11.03.2014 | Style
Dianne Collins

Whoever said, "Beauty is only skin deep" obviously wasn't aware that we are beings of many dimensions that are interconnected.

Lupita Was Told She'd Never Find A Husband Because Of Her Dark Skin

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices

We're certain it's the combination of Lupita Nyong'o's incredible talent (see: Academy Award) and killer looks (see: red carpet slayage) that have lan...

Kitchens Are The New Beauty Cabinets

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.30.2014 | Style

We have some good news, dear beauty mavens! You can definitely get your beauty fix without going on a Sephora shopping spree, because the kitchen is y...

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Natural Beauty?

Marcia Liss | Posted 12.21.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Lupita Nyong'o Speaks On Her Personal Beauty

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 10.10.2014 | Style

As if Michelle Obama's Redbook cover wasn't enough, the magazine sat down with one of the year's biggest stars, Lupita Nyong'o. In the interview, ...

It's Fall! Make Sure Your Skincare Routine Is In Season

Hillary Peterson | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style
Hillary Peterson

After the ravages of summer sun and increased opportunities for free radical damage (aka aging), your skin needs a bit of extra help to recover its glow.

Natural Is The New Airbrush: An Actress Bares All And Starts A #NOFILTER Revolution

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 10.29.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

So many times we're told that being beautiful means being perfect. You have to have straight, white teeth, lustrous hair, no wrinkles or other imperfections on your face. But who is actually like that? No one!

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I learned a lot from having a rose beside me all week. I made time to see the good in life. I remembered that I have thorns and to use them when needed. And I told myself again and again that it is my job to stand tall in the light.

Why I Won't Wear Makeup Again... Ever

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I was like most girls when I was little (well, almost). I loved getting into my mom's and sisters' makeup drawers. I loved playing with Barbie. I eve...

It May Be Time To Throw Out Your Face Cream

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks & Raydene Salinas | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

It may be time to throw out your face cream. At least that was our reaction after meeting art model Kassandra Archer on the streets of SoHo this week....

Why We Should Focus More On Clouds, Trees And Streams

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 06.16.2014 | World

No one, probably, has ever much doubted that these things are nice. Clouds, trees and streams represent nature in its most gentle, tranquil guise. The...

Makeup Is Not a Prerequisite for Career Success

Sally McGraw | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style
Sally McGraw

We are telling them that their natural faces will distract people, that being pretty is necessary regardless of circumstance, that performing femininity in exactly the right way isn't just helpful, it's essential.

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

Striking Photos Aim To Redefine 'Natural' Female Beauty

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women

In 2007, London-based photographer Ben Hopper started "Natural Beauty," a photo series designed to challenge what he described as the societal "brainw...

How to Get the Saggy Boob Look

Mr. Kate | Posted 03.11.2014 | Style
Mr. Kate

There are some deep cultural implications that we can glean from this here saggy boob or perceived saggy boob syndrome. The truth is, my boobs aren't really THAT saggy, but I think what's deceptive about their downward persuasion is that they're REAL!

All-Natural Beauty Products That Pack A Punch

Refinery29 | Gabrielle Korn | Posted 12.26.2013 | Style

You know when a beauty product works so well, it's almost suspicious? Like, nothing should be able to remove your waterproof mascara that quickly unle...

What I Learned About Myself When I Decided To Stop Shaving

Allison Berkowitz | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Allison Berkowitz

My little hiatus from shaving has been awesome. I've learned some new things about myself, engaged in some substantial, thoughtful dialogue with many peers, and got to play around with some social norms.

Busting The Myth Of 'No Makeup'

Sierra McKenzie | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Sierra McKenzie

I remember hating my face and hating my skin and looking at all the girls around me in middle school and on TV and in ads and feeling like I was a monstrosity in comparison. I think makeup can be empowering, but acknowledging that it isn't natural is important.

How to Get Big Fast and Do More Good

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MeiMei Fox

As a joy champion myself, I had to give Ido a huge hug when I asked him what's most important to him in terms of life and business success. He replied, "I love making people smile. That's the key: giving people joy."

Are Celebs Really The Only Ones Enjoying Sex Later In Life?

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

In recent years, we have started to show a concern for the many ways in which younger people are exposed to unrealistic images of beauty. Normal people do not have perfect skin, teeth and hair -- and they can still be beautiful. I would like to see a similar understanding emerge for people of all ages.

YIKES: Why Your Makeup Is More Harmful Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Style

Navigating the natural, eco-friendly beauty world can be pretty daunting. Where does one start? What ingredients are safe? Do you have to shop at cert...