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Where to Get Free Flu Shot in 2019, With and Without Insurance

17th October 2019 Allure 0

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice everything, black tights, and the flu vaccine. The flu, short for influenza, is a contagious respiratory illness. Thankfully, there’s a vaccine. While getting the flu shot isn’t exactly our idea of a fun time, it’s better than the flu knocking you out and keeping you in bed, away from…

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Return of Porcelain Ball 2019: An Insider’s Look at the Face Category

16th October 2019 Allure 0

As soon as Sade’s “Sweetest Taboo” began pulsing into the Playstation Theater in Times Square on Saturday night, we all knew something big was about to happen. Then, the blood-red curtains slipped open and there stood Michell’e Saint Laurent in an all-white, custom Marco Marco gown. Her silhouette — especially her billowy, ruffled organza skirt…

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Everything to Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

16th October 2019 Allure 0

Finding a new therapist can be daunting enough, but it’s even more confusing when you encounter a bunch of unfamiliar acronyms listed after their name. One that pops up frequently is CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy. Whether you’re seeking help for a diagnosed mental health condition or just looking for some extra support, CBT —…

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Common Misconceptions About OCD and Its Symptoms

15th October 2019 Allure 0

Common symptoms of OCD include (but are not limited to) anxiety, intrusive thoughts or images that may be violent or disturbing and don’t go away quickly, excessive reassurance-seeking, avoidance, a fear of losing control, and a need for things to feel “just right.” Are there different types of the disorder? OCD is a wily disorder…

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HBO Adding Mental Health Content Warnings to ‘Euphoria’ and Other Shows

12th October 2019 Allure 0

The next time you sit down for a repeat viewing of Euphoria, a new mental health-related message might be there to greet you. HBO announced that it’s working with the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) to identify shows on the network that include potentially triggering mental health content. According to Variety, HBO has determined…

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How Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Different From Depression?

12th October 2019 Allure 0

Affecting about five percent of American adults, seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) is a form of major depressive disorder (MDD) that occurs in predictable, seasonal patterns during certain months of the year. While some people experience symptoms of SAD during the summer months, it’s far more common during the fall and winter months. For most…

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STI Report: Chlamydia and Syphilis Rates Are at a Record High

12th October 2019 Allure 0

According to a report released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sexually transmitted infections like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia reached an all-time high in the United States in 2018. Between 2017 and 2018, syphilis increased 14 percent, gonorrhea increased five percent, and chlamydia went up three percent to more than…

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Sophie Turner Criticizes Instagram Influencers for Promoting Diet Products

10th October 2019 Allure 0

Is Sophie Turner now an actress turned lifestyle influencer? Not exactly. This week, the Game of Thrones actress took to her Instagram stories to poke fun at influencer culture, putting on her best American accent. Rocking a beanie, scarf and seemingly using a filter that makes her cheeks super rosy and lips extra-large, she greeted…

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The Benefits of Couples Counseling for Your Relationship

9th October 2019 Allure 0

When the words “marriage,” “family,” and “therapy” all come up in the same sentence, it’s often assumed that things within that particular relationship aren’t great. Broken beyond repair. Doomed. But this is not the case. In fact, seeking support for a relationship through marriage and family therapy (also often called couples therapy) shows your commitment…

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Instagram Following Feature Is Being Removed — See Reactions

8th October 2019 Allure 0

Chances are, you’ve already heard the controversial news regarding Instagram getting rid of its infamous Following tab. The feature, which was first introduced in 2011, enables users to keep track of their followers’ activity — posts they like, comments they write, and of course, who they follow. As of this week, though, the Following feature…

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The Link Between Anxiety and Memory Loss

7th October 2019 Allure 0

While some people, like Rachel, experience a general fogginess because of their anxiety, others can generally remember certain moments of the past but might have trouble recalling the specifics. “What I’ll usually forget is the most important detail of the memory, like the names of pivotal people involved or points of logic that gives the…

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See Sex Toy Brand Maude’s Beauty Products & Bath Collection — Review

7th October 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Here at Allure, we’re big fans of bathing, especially after a long day. There’s nothing quite like lighting up a few candles, pouring yourself a glass of red wine,…

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Best CBD Tinctures, Vapes, and Gummies for Anxiety and Pain — Reviews

5th October 2019 Allure 0

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is popping up in everything from beauty products to personal lubricants, vapes, and candy. CBD isn’t psychoactive and won’t get you high when you consume it (THC, a different cannabis compound, is behind that effect), but fans swear by its relaxation-boosting properties, and it’s attracted expert support and a…

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How Sexting With a Partner Makes Your Sex Life Better

3rd October 2019 Allure 0

Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolution, a biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a question about what to do if you struggle to communicate in the bedroom. DEAR VANESSA:…

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Beyoncé’s Father, Matthew Knowles, Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

3rd October 2019 Allure 0

On Wednesday, Matthew Knowles, father and former manager of Beyoncé and Solange Knowles, revealed on Good Morning America that he is a survivor of breast cancer. Knowles, 67, spoke with host Michael Strahan about the diagnosis, explaining that he underwent surgery after a telling mammogram. He also explained he has the BRCA2 gene mutation, meaning…

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Sex Toy Site Lovehoney Is Having a Major Sale Online

3rd October 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you haven’t heard already, sex toy retailer Lovehoney is having a massive sale, which is a win-win for everyone. In the past, we’ve waxed poetic about the importance…

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Tori Spelling Was Mom-Shamed for Daughters’ Hair and Makeup

1st October 2019 Allure 0

When the trolls come out on social media, celebrities typically (and understandably) put on virtual blinders and ignore cruel comments. But when haters make unwelcome remarks about a star’s children, it can be hard not to respond. Luckily, like so many famous people who are active on Instagram, Tori Spelling has mastered the art of…

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Sagittarius Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Sagittarius personality profile. Hello Sagittarius, and welcome to October. September kept you busy socializing all over town, and the parties continue in October ⁠— but you should also be ready to go deep. Pluto, the planet of the underworld,…

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Virgo Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you or check out the Virgo personality profile. Welcome to October, Virgo. September was the catalyst for some exciting fresh starts for your social life, and now it’s time to enjoy the actual change. Professionally, you may feel like you’ve had your eye on…

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Libra Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Libra personality profile. Welcome to October, Libra. Last month meant the start of your season and an excuse to hog the spotlight. You’re naturally charming, Libra, and can flirt your way in or out of most situations. On Wednesday,…

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Pisces Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Pisces personality profile. Welcome to October, Pisces. Last month brought changes in your social circles and it may still feel like things are shuffling around a bit. On Wednesday, October 2, Pluto goes direct, asking us to admit our…

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Taurus Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Taurus personality profile. Welcome to October, Taurus. Last month helped you learn to accept change, and now, it’s all about death and rebirth. What secrets do you have buried inside? Are there sexual or romantic interests that you’ve put…

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Capricorn Horoscope October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read what your sign’s 2019 horoscope predictions have in store for you, or check out the Capricorn personality profile. Happy October, Capricorn. September asked you to engage in self-care. You work hard and deserve to treat yourself. Now that you’re rested, let’s focus on your sex life a bit, shall we? On Wednesday, October 2,…

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Horoscopes October 2019 — Love and Career Predictions

29th September 2019 Allure 0

Read every sign’s current 2019 horoscope predictions to see what’s in store for you this year or check out each sign’s personality profile to learn more about the zodiac. October begins with Pluto, the god of the underworld, asking us to uncover what’s holding us back from becoming our truest and happiest selves. Are you…

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23 Best Sex Toys for Trans Women and Nonbinary People — Reviews

28th September 2019 Allure 0

SpareParts Tomboi Harness, $90 (Shop Now) Gender-neutral and perfect for tucking, the Tomboi Harness lets you slip in your preferred dildo and get to work without grappling with dysphoria. It’s perfect for all sorts of genital configurations, from trans women with girldicks to trans femmes who have gone through vaginoplasty. Charm Silicone Dildo, $36 to…

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7 Types of Common Headaches and How to Tell Them Apart

25th September 2019 Allure 0

Headaches are a common complaint; whether it’s a mild ache in the temples or a literally blinding paroxysm, people experience the familiar pain of headaches for a wide variety of reasons. Anything from caffeine and coming down from a hangover alcohol withdrawal to a head injury can cause a headache, but sometimes headaches are symptoms…

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Unilever’s Right to Shower Supports Homeless Access to Hygiene Services

20th September 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If an unforeseen issue has ever led to the inconvenience of the water being temporarily turned off in your apartment, you’ve experienced that sudden realization of how easy it…

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Instagram’s New Policy Cracks Down on Harmful Diet Spon-Con

19th September 2019 Allure 0

Instagram has been criticized for ages for its tolerance of pervasive (and — let’s face it — annoying) diet spon-con. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go check one of the Kardashians’ profiles right now. Scroll down a bit, and chances are you’ll see an “#ad” for Flat Tummy Tea or another product…

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CBD-Infused Clothing Claims to Prevent Soreness, But Does It Work?

19th September 2019 Allure 0

From topical ointments and oral tinctures to chocolates and gummies, CBD — a non-psychoactive component of cannabis said to relieve pain, headaches, and even anxiety and depression — comes in many forms. And now, apparently, there’s also CBD-infused clothing. Last month, Acabada Activewear launched the first brand of workout clothes that contain CBD, which supposedly…

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How to Talk About Sex When You Have Different Communication Styles

19th September 2019 Allure 0

Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolution, a biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin answering your most confidential questions to help you achieve a healthy, joyful sex life. Here, she answers a question about what to do when you and your partner have different communication styles. DEAR…

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YouTube Beauty Vlogger Samantha Last Shares Video Announcing Terminal Brain Tumor

18th September 2019 Allure 0

With so much avoidable and invented drama in the YouTube beauty community, it’s frighteningly easy to forget that truly tragic circumstances can affect vloggers’ lives. While interpersonal beef and line-launch controversies aren’t without emotional impact on the people involved, ultimately, the problems we usually hear about from the most popular YouTube makeup masters fade into…

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