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Split Ends, Tangles, and More — Here's How to Know When to Get a Haircut

The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. But when it comes to admitting that it's time for a haircut, some of us balk. If you're like me, you want to keep your hair growing until it reaches Real Housewife length (minus the extensions), and don't want anything to interrupt the pr


The Must-Have Summer Products From Black-Owned Beauty Brands

July 25th has officially been designated “Self-Care Day”—and although you might be inclined to snicker at such a twee, made-up festivity, this may be one holiday we should take time to truly mull over this year. Given the social challenges that continue to test us globally and in


TV reporter discovers she has cancer after a viewer noticed a suspicious lump on her neck

A Florida television reporter was diagnosed with cancer after a concerned viewer saw a lump on her neck and alerted her that it could be a tumor. Victoria Price wrote in a Twitter post Thursday that she will be undergoing surgery Monday to remove the tumor, her thyroid, and a few lymph nodes. Pri


Filmmaker and elite marathon runner, Alexi Pappas wants to make sure 'the complete person is happening'

An Olympic 10,000-meter runner turned marathoner by day, actor, director, screenwriter and author in all other spare hours she can salvage, Alexi Pappas rarely pauses for breath. In marathon running -- a different beast compared to competing on the track -- she has a relatively new event to train


Skin Care Doesn't Stop At The Neck: How To Take A Microbiome-Healthy Shower

In skin care circles, we tend to talk about the skin barrier and microbiome as it relates to the face. It makes sense, as the face tends to get the skin care attention overall. And recently the conversation began expanding to our hands, as we all are spending more and more time sanitizing and washin


Iraqi Woman Receives the Arab Woman of Excellence Award

Dr. Azhar Hussein Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Planning and the head of Syndicate of Iraqi Engineers, received the Arab Woman of Excellence Award in the field of public service. In an interview she gave to the Iraqi News Agency, Dr. Saleh said that she received this award, the first I


Afghan women assert themselves with martial arts

A year and a half ago, Liqa Esazada for the first time stepped into a martial arts club for women in Kabul, something of a rarity in this still deeply conservative Muslim society. At the time, she had just accompanied her older sister but was immediately intrigued. The 22-year-old is now one of two


TikTok gave rural Indian women fame, fun and more

When India banned TikTok, it closed a window to the wider world for legions of women outside the big cities that provided fun, fame and even fortune. The government outlawed the video-sharing platform, and 58 other Chinese apps, this month citing data security fears. TikTok is also reportedly un


The power of touch: I wasn't able to hold my daughter until she was three days old

I had to wait three days after my daughter Seneca was born to hold her. She arrived punctually just before sunrise on her due date, a fact I have interpreted as her over-accommodating me, because it enabled me to drive to UPS and mail off my tenure dossier on time. Nine hours later, as my partner,


Feed your baby peanuts! Research suggests new dietary advice for babies

Want your baby to go gaga for greens? Start him off right. For the first time, experts reporting to the US Department of Health & Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture have included the advice as part of a twice-a-decade study into how people’s diet affects long-


Spouse cheating? 10 tech clues to find evidence

Years of marriage will hone a spouse’s instincts, and we often know when something seems funny. Smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart tech absorb adulterous evidence like a sponge. Once suspicions are aroused, a digital trail could contain many clues about a potential dalliance. When l


From rainbow to gray

The evolution of hair dye For centuries, hair dye has been pivotal in helping people portray a certain image -- to either fit in with the beauty standards of the day or to dramatically subvert them. Women in particular have long tried to conform with the notion that female beauty comes with a gloss


How To Prevent Split Ends: 7 Easy Hair Care Tips From Stylists

Have you ever looked down at the tips of your strands and seen little frays and damage? If so, you know the annoyance of split ends. The pesky hair issue comes as the result of physical wear and tear from hot tools and the like. And as hairstylist and brand founder Josh Rosebrook reminds us, once y


How To Do The 7 Skin Method: A Step-By-Step Guide To Plush, Cushiony Skin

If you're well versed in K-beauty terminology, perhaps you've come across the seven skin method. It practically exploded in popularity after its inception, and for good reason: The simple method results in dewy, luminous skin, in a way that makes people stop and wonder: Did she just wake up like tha


7 Essential Oils For Hair Growth & Strong, Healthy Hair

These days it seems like essential oils (EO) are solutions for pretty much everything. From lifting your spirits to soothing bug bites, they literally can do it all. These potent oils are a go-to for natural or alternative options to improve health and wellness, but did you know they could help you


Rihanna makes foray into skin care with Fenty Skin

DUBAI -Singer-turned-entrepreneur Rihanna is having quite the busy July. Less than 24-hours after debuting her newest footwear collection in collaboration with Romanian-Jordanian designer Amina Muaddi for her luxury maison Fenty, the multi-hyphenate has just announced that she is launching skin care


Okhtein’s designers on its new eyewear and handbag collections

Egyptian handbag brand Okhtein recently launched its debut eyewear collection, a stunning assortment of sunglasses expected to be available for purchase as early as this month.Exhibiting brass and enamel motifs and enthused by the brand’s hot seller Brass Minaudiere, Okhtein’s shades wer


Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too. R



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