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  • Justin Bieber Wants Trump To Free A$AP Rocky — & The Kids Being Held At The Border

    Some celebs are calling the children at the border to be released. Others are petitioning to “Free A$AP.” Justin Bieber says, “Why not both?”

    Following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would be calling the prime minister of Sweden to help get rapper A$AP Rocky released from jail, Bieber tweeted out “thanks” along with another release request.

    “I want my friend out. I appreciate you trying to help him. But while your [sic] at it @realDonaldTrump can you also let those kids out of...


  • Trump Faces Backlash For Asking Activist Nadia Murad Why She Won The Nobel Peace Prize

    Twenty-seven refugees who have survived religious persecution met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday. One woman at the event was Nadia Murad — a Nobel laureate who was forced to flee to Germany after ISIS attacked her Yazidi community and killed members of her family before trafficking Murad and others. She escaped and became the first woman from Iraq to win the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting against abuse and sexual violence. Murad is also part of the first court case...


  • I'm 20, I Make $38,000 & I Go To School And Work 40 Hours A Week

    Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.

    Today: an insurance agent working in financial services who makes $38,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on 5-Hour Energy.

    Occupation: Insurance AgentIndustry: Financial Services Age: 20Location: Anchorage, AKSalary: $38,000 Paycheck Amount...


  • I Was Terrible At Filling In My Brows — Until I Found This

    As a beauty editor who tests products and interviews the biggest makeup artists in the game, I can officially say I have my foundation application down pat and know all the right spots to apply highlighter to (almost) glow like Beyoncé. However, there has long been one step in my everyday routine I just couldn't get the hang of: filled-in brows.

    I'm no quitter, so whenever a new product drops that promises easy application, I jump at it. The problem? I find that with many formulas, the browns...


  • Why Taking Control Of Her Life Made Katelyn Ohashi Feel Powerful

    Katelyn Ohashi is a four-time member of USA Gymnastics’ Junior National Team. After competing with a fractured back and two torn shoulders, she decided to stop performing at the elite level, and found joy in college gymnastics at The University of California, Los Angeles. Last month, she graduated from UCLA with a major in gender studies. She writes poetry on body shaming and empowerment, and has participated in speaking opportunities and volunteering with Project Heal, a non-profit focused on...


  • Replace Your Texture Spray With Spray Wax This Summer

    You might have been in diapers in the '80s, but you can still thank the decade for the bushy brow and colorful eyeshadow trends you love today, as well as something less desirable we like to call "hairspray anxiety." For years, an aerosol can to the head meant crunchy, sticky, rock-hard buildup that no brush could get though, so many of us developed an innate fear of over-spraying anything in our hair.

    Luckily, times (and product formulations) have changed, and our quest for airy, windblown,...


  • New Music To Know This Week: Brittany Howard, The Highwomen & More

    Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book calledRecord Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I'm listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I've recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you're listening to this week.

    Brittany...


  • Police Have More Shocking Details About The Death Of 27-Year-Old Myriam Camarillo

    The suspect connected to the death and disappearance of Myriam Camarillo, 27, reportedly tried to hide her body in his house before police found it.

    Joseph Steven Carrizales, 26, who was arrested by Laredo, TX, police after briefly fleeing to Mexico across the Rio Grande, told authorities that on July 7 he went to The Happy Hour, a bar in downtown Laredo, with a coworker. When he left, he said he started walking around the downtown area and saw Camarillo crying on a bench.

    “Carrizales stated...


  • AOC Calls Out Border Patrol Agents For Posting "Photoshopped Images Of My Violent Rape"

    When Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan testified on border security in Congress on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to call out the thousands of current and former U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents in a “violently racist and sexist Facebook group,” which she said has contributed to a “dehumanizing culture” within the agency.

    A ProPublica investigation uncovered a secret Facebook group of nearly 9,500 current and former Border Patrol...


  • What Are The Best Gym Bags For Women On The Go?

    Friends, we are here to stage a gym bag intervention. Please, just put down that flimsy freebie tote that was foisted on you at that work conference five years ago, or the cool thrift-store find with unique, Memphis-y design but non-working zipper (use that cutie for picnics instead!). These literal sad sacks have no place acting as the trusty workout & commuter bag your lifestyle deserves.

    In our era of competitive wellness and uniform-like devotion to activewear, there are gym bags on the...


  • How To Know If You'll Sweat In Your Clothes

    We know you’re sweating like whoa right now — so are we. We consulted experts on the fabrics that will keep you as cool as possible when the temps rise.


  • How To Stay Healthy In This Heat Wave From Hell's Bowles

    It’s getting hot in here — it’s time to take off work and your clothes and your bed’s comforter. The weather this weekend is going to get dangerously warm in the Central and Eastern U.S., according to the National Weather Service.

    Overheating isn’t good for your health. "Even a small change in core temperature makes the body function less efficiently," Heather Rogers, MD, a dermatologist in Seattle, previously told Refinery29. When you get too warm, your body has to sweat to keep your core body...