A One of Its Kind Infographic Determining the Most Dangerous Cities for Women and Young Girls to Live in and Travel to

Alongside Halloween making a hit at the box office with over $75 million in its first weekend outing with a woman lead character Jamie Lee Curtis (happy feminist moment), NGO Plan International published a report determining the most dangerous cities for women and young girls in terms of harassment, sexual abuse and violence, as well as their safety and vulnerability when using public transportation, and the top cities with effective policies.

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Our Top 4 Beauty Brands with Unique Concepts From Packaging to Sustainability that are Affordable and Work Wonders

Beauty brands can no longer launch without some sort of concept beyond “this is skincare” or “this is makeup.” With the beauty space so full that even the biggest of beauty lovers cannot possibly get their hands on everything, brands need to stand out from the crowd. Of course, there are new brands launching what seems like daily, but these 4 are some beauty brands that really stand out due to their unique ideas, fun concepts, or intense transparency.

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The Top 5 Blackhead Vacuums for Home Facials

Unless you have been living under a rock (with the latest political news, I wouldn’t blame you), you have likely heard something about blackhead vacuums. Nearly every beauty blogger and vlogger has reviewed one. These handy gadgets are super intriguing. You know the satisfaction when you rip off a pore strip and see the grossness come off, seeing blackheads being sucked out with a vacuum is much better. With all the hype, do these gadgets really work? And if so, which ones are the best?

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Lovette Jallow: The Founder of BLACK VOGUE Discusses Beauty, Race, and her Mission to Overhaul the Beauty Industry

As the founder of Black Vogue, a forum for black men, women and non-gender binaries, Lovette Jallow aims to amplify black voices in the beauty industry with her candid and outspoken views on racism and cultural appropriation among other societal inculcated issues often perceived as too controversial. Lovette is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion and fire burn bright with no fizzling out in sight, a fierce mama bear for humanity.

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Surprising Beauty Gadgets Worth a Try

We have all heard of the Clarisonic, Foreo, and Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask. And thanks to stunning celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Hyland, we also know and love the coveted Nurse Jamie tools. There are so many beauty gadgets around, it can be hard to keep up. Yes, some are certainly gimmicks, but others are actually worth it with sophisticated Instagram videos and stunning before-and-afters that are impossible to deny.

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Tarana Burke Explains Why She Started #MeToo, Anita Hill: The Woman Who Awakened Consciences in the 90s, and More Feminist News

A year after #MeToo emerged, Jezebel interviewed Tarana Burke. “She started the movement […] in response to what she saw as a failure to speak—openly, candidly—to a 13-year-old girl who had come to her with her story of sexual abuse.” “Anita Hill was one individual who came forward and shocked the nation with some language and a description that had never been part of the consciousness of the country.”

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The Timeline of a Skin Breakout

Pimples. We all deal with them. Whether it is full on acne, one spot, or a cluster of pimples, they have a life of their own. They pop up overnight, but seem to take ages to bid us adieu. So what’s happening when a pimple rears its ugly head, becomes inflamed, dries out, and scars? Let’s run the hardship of having a breakout, and what’s actually happening underneath our skin.

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An Intro of the Women who Confronted Jeff Flake, Rachel Mitchell's Report on Dr. Ford Under Scrutiny, and #EleNao Brazilian Women Rallying

With the majority of the upper chamber having voted in favor, Kavanaugh’s nomination is advancing to final on Saturday morning. Perhaps the biggest disappointment in contemporary women’s rights. Until recent years, Rachel Mitchell has been firmly sentencing sexual assaulters such as Reverend Paul LeBrun for 111 years in prison, but a decline in the quality of her work has been noticed when it comes to prosecuting assaults reported by immigrants and women.

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Meet Myrna, Makeup Vlogger and German Beauty Sensation: "Everything is a competition now. Bigger, better, bolder... Who did it first, who gets more views... And It's tiring"

I discovered Myrna’s YouTube channel while searching for makeup tutorials that were geared for those with hooded eyes. Her videos helped me a lot, and was drawn to more than her tricks, recommendations and creativity, to her endearing nature, calmness, and soft voice.

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My Beauty Shopping List

Sadly summer is heading into its final weeks and that means fall and winter beauty collections are on the rise, so there is even more to buy than usual. There are about 10 new foundations on the market, fun beauty tools, and even unique and affordable skincare releases. It is all so glamorous and more importantly, intriguing. Personally, I want it all. But as a girl on a budget, I must stick to a list.

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Finding Your Go-To Makeup Look

We all love to test the waters and spend time in front of the mirror getting dolled up, but sometimes that go-to look is just you. It is when you feel the most you, and that is a great feeling to have. Here are some looks and how can you achieve them in a few simple steps!

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The Mother of All Acne Masks Without The Mother of All Price Tags

With sheet masks being the latest trend, it seems the almighty clay masks have taken a back seat in the beauty and skincare realms lately. Perhaps it is just me, but it seems the latest masks are all about brightness and being glowy. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a glow, but acne still exists and millions of people suffer with it every single day. I know because I’ve been there

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Is Kat Von D Exiled From the Beauty Industry?

Kat Von D is well-known for her unique style, her outspokenness, and of course, her cruelty-free beauty line. For years now, her makeup line has been celebrated for its full-coverage and long-wearing nature. It is also in the works that she plans to make her entire line vegan. And although the brand has been criticized for their lack of deeper shades and high prices tags, it has done very well in the vegan and cruelty-free marketplace. That is until recently.

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Is Eyeshadow Palette Repeating a Thing?

If you keep-up-to date with the beauty world, I am sure you could name at least 5 warm nude palettes that launched in the last year or two. You may even have a few. And there is nothing wrong with brands putting out palettes that people want, even if they are similar. Having a choice of price range and brand is great when shopping for your go-to palette, but where does the trend stop and creativity begin?

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