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

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

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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The Benefits of Couples Counseling for Your Relationship

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

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

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

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

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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YouTube Beauty Vlogger Samantha Last Shares Video Announcing Terminal Brain Tumor

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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