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Natural Beauty

When I Took Off My Rose-Colored Glasses

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.25.2014 | GPS for the Soul
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 07.16.2014 | 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...

PHOTOS: Striking Shots Expose The Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.24.2013 | Women

To some plastic surgeons, a naturally stunning woman looks more like a work-in-progress. What does this somewhat terrifying reality say about the stat...

LOOK: There's Beauty Hiding In The Most Delicate Of Things

Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Natural Beauty: My Top 7 Favorites

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Plain and simple, your skin will absorb what you put on it, whether it's toxic endocrine disruptors, harmful chemicals, or artificial estrogens.

The Trick To Natural-Looking Makeup

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad and Raydene Salinas | Posted 05.30.2013 | Style

When we happened upon this Van Cleef & Arpels sales associate in Union Square, we were blown away by her minimal look and flawless skin. Ashley Shepar...

What My Mother-in-Law Taught Me About Beauty

Kjerstin Gruys | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Kjerstin Gruys

"Michael thinks you're already beautiful, and he worries about you when you have surgery. Have you ever thought, Gosh, this isn't worth it?"

LOOK: Nature Is Magnificent

Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Shedding the Fake Layer

Audrey Bellis | Posted 06.09.2013 | Women
Audrey Bellis

My 3-year-old nephew called me fake. He was right. Everything from my hair extensions, eyelash extensions, colored-in eyebrows and acrylic nails were all fake.

Is Beauty Without Makeup The Best Goal?

Christina Huffington | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

"True perfection, it seemed to me, had to be effortless," an editor remembers.

Why I Don't Mind Facing 50 In The Mirror, Au Naturel

Lori Lothian | Posted 02.16.2013 | Fifty
Lori Lothian

What I don't see is a face doctored by scalpels and botulism toxin, or plumped by fillers or scoured and planed by lasers. I am every cosmetic surgeon's worst nightmare -- not because I need so much work but because I am so clear that the only work I need do, is beyond skin deep.

Cup of Tea? For Your Hair!

Indie Lee | Posted 01.30.2013 | Style
Indie Lee

Many of you already know teas (specifically black and green teas) are high in antioxidants. But did you realize that tea can also be beneficial to your hair growth and used as a natural highlighter/colorant?

The Faces Of Cuetzalan, Mexico's Older Women Are A Landscape (PHOTOS)

Starre Vartan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
Starre Vartan

About half of the hawkers were these older women, but in a way, they were part of the landscape, not paid much mind by anyone walking near them.