Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Waxing (But Were Too Embarrassed To Ask)

To the uninitiated, waxing can be intimidating. (Heck, to the initiated it can still be scary.) Besides being potentially painful, it also raises a handful of embarrassing questions you might be too shy to ask your waxer. That’s why we consulted European Wax Center’s brand ambassador Melanie Coba on the most common (and uncomfortable) queries and got the answers you need before your next appointment. TWENTY20 1. I’ve heard there are different types of waxes used. How do I know which one is better? Soft wax is stickier in consistency…

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Body Neutrality Is A Body Image Movement That Doesn’t Focus On Your Appearance

In the 2004 cult film “Mean Girls,” there’s a famous scene where each girl announces exactly what she hates about her body. “I’ve got man shoulders!” and “My hips are huge!” are a few memorable examples. This moment rang true for so many women, because at the time loving your body wasn’t the norm ― hating it was. Fast forward 14 years. Now talking about your body in a positive light is more common than talking about it in a negative one, which is far better than the alternative. Models…

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Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms: Signs to add B12 foods to your diet

Vitamin B12 is required by the body to make red blood cells, according to the NHS. It’s also used to keep the nervous system healthy, and helps with the production of DNA. It’s not always easy to know if you’re at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency, as the symptoms can take a long time to rear their heads. But, these are the most common warning signs of the condition. Dizziness Some people may feel short of breath or dizzy if they aren’t getting enough vitamin B12 in their diet, warned nutritionist Helen West.…

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15 Angry Tweets About Beautyblender’s Noninclusive Foundation Shades

Beautyblender, known for its spongy makeup-blending tools, just announced the launch of its first foundation line ― but many fans aren’t happy. The line features 32 shades, but only a handful appear to be suitable for darker skin tones. Makeup brands such as Tarte and IT Cosmetics have faced similar backlash for having no more than a few darker foundation shades.    Beautyblender, which had stuck to selling its teardrop-shaped makeup sponges, will also be rolling out a set of sponges to match each foundation shade. Outrage and disappointment ensued after a picture of the…

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Vote Like The Affordable Care Act Depends On It (It Does)

Health care is on the ballot this year, in more ways than voters may realize. Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act remains a very real possibility if Republicans get through the midterm elections with their congressional majorities intact. But even if the law stays on the books, its future will depend heavily on who wields power at the state level ― as governors, insurance commissioners and members of state legislatures. These officials have always had a lot to say about the ACA’s implementation, although they rarely get the attention…

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Bore yourself thin, doctors say, in a blow to diet gurus

But cardiac specialists say that could lead to poor eating patterns, an increase in junk food consumption and consequent weight gain and poor health. Their study found many health experts and even public bodies recommend a wide variety of foods as a way to get all the necessary nutrients into your diet. The idea is meant to encourage those who do not eat healthily to pack in more fruit, vegetables and fibre. But in practice, those who ate the widest variety of foods are just as likely to tuck into…

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What Does Glycolic Acid Do For Your Skin? Dermatologists Explain.

Glycolic acid is one of those ingredients you see on plenty of skin care labels. Brands like Chanel, Mario Badescu, Drunk Elephant and millennial favorite Glossier all sell products containing the ingredient, but how do you know if it’s right for you?  We wanted to find out all about this acid, a word that can seem a little intimidating at first. But once we learned more about it, it sounded like a pretty magical ingredient; it’s said to be great for clearing the skin, evening out skin tone and anti-aging, among other…

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Why You Sometimes Feel Sad After Sex, Even When It’s Good Sex

When he was in his early 20s, Los Angeles-based writer Brandon G. Alexander often felt an inexplicable sadness after sex, even when it was “good” sex with people he liked. “The best way to describe the feeling is empty or sometimes shame, depending on my relationship and intention with the person,” the 30-year-old founder of the men’s lifestyle site New Age Gents told HuffPost. “Our culture teaches men how to be physically connected to someone, but we ignore the truth that sex is highly emotional and spiritual. The idea that a…

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High blood pressure diet: Prevent hypertension symptoms with these foods

High blood pressure affects about 25 per cent of all adults in the UK. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, puts extra stress on blood vessels and vital organs – including the heart and lungs. High blood pressure symptoms include chest pain, headaches, and dizziness. But making small changes to your diet could help to lower your risk of the deadly condition. Make these diet swaps to prevent hypertension. Low-fat yoghurt Eating more low-fat yoghurt could help to lower your blood pressure, according to the University of California,…

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Sephora’s 10 Best Eye Creams, According To Enthusiastic Reviewers

Eye cream is one of those beauty products you might not add to your makeup bag until it’s too late. In fact, the key to slowing down aging eyes is to keep your peepers soft and hydrated well before you start to notice fine lines, loose skin and dark circles.  Because it’s important to add a quality eye cream to your skincare routine sooner rather than later, we’ve combed Sephora’s skincare section to find their best-selling eye creams, using ratings and reviews from enthusiastic shoppers. Whether you have dark under-eye…

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