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Curvy Beach

When Elizabeth Taylor, not the famous actress, the other Liz Taylor, the gorgeous plus-size model, created Curvy Beach, she did it because there were not enough bikinis out there for a girl her size. However, she didn’t want to discriminate against anyone, so her swimwear collection fits everybody from a size 0 to 26! Created to showcase [...]

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Empowering Women in their Eating Disorder Recovery

By Elizabeth Nouryeh For recovering patients dealing with eating disorders, one of the most daunting mental aspects of retuning to everyday life is accepting different clothing sizes. Since weight often fluctuates during treatment, many people find that their old clothes no longer fit. “When you are returning home to a closet full of clothes that [...]

Entertainment

Going Out with a ‘Bang’: Rati Gupta’s New Role Creates Bigger Breaks

Playing Raj’s (Kunal Nayyar) new fiancé, Anu, in the 12th and final season of the award-winning CBS TV series “The Big Bang Theory,” actress Rati Gupta describes the experience as a “dream” on the “wild ride” of an actor’s life. In Gupta’s first role on a network TV show, she plays an ambitious, successful hotel [...]

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Ellen Ochoa: A Look Back at the Badass Astronaut Who Diversified NASA

From the weightless atmosphere of space, Ellen Ochoa watched the sun set and rise over Earth. As she traveled over the globe, the indescribable sights blew her away. “Part of our job was we needed to video every sunrise and sunset, which happened every 45 minutes,” Ochoa said. “So, we spent a lot of time [...]

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Lt. Emily Lilly: An All-American Woman

Emily Lilly is a certified badass — literally, she has the tab to prove it. According to the YMCA, women between the ages of 30-39 can do around 10-21 push-ups, but at 34, Lilly can do at least 49 pushups. While Lt. Lilly did not grow up in an immediate military family, she had always [...]

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Ranger School Facts About Women

Capt. Kristen Griest and Capt. Shaye Haver became some of the Army’s first female infantry officers after completing Ranger school in 2015. They serve as the first female infantry company commanders in the 82nd Airborne Division. Staff Sgt. Amanda Kelley, 29, was the first enlisted woman to earn her Ranger qualification on Aug. 31, 2018. [...]

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How She Did It: First Female Company Commander, Lt. Col. Elizabeth Evans

Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Evans did not initially plan to join the military. While playing in a high school tennis match in Kentucky, Evans was approached by the tennis coach from United States Military Academy at West Point, who was there to recruit her opponent. The coach convinced Evans to take a tour of West Point, [...]

Fashion

Judith Balcazar: Helping Women Giggle Away Their Bladder Leaks

Judith Balcazar discovered the “walkway of shame” when she had to shop the incontinence aisle of her local store. Not wanting to linger, Balcazar glanced at the products as quickly as possible before heading to the checkout. “This is not somewhere you want to linger,” Balcazar said. “An embarrassing walk then followed to the checkout [...]

Fashion

Hot Handbags for This Summer

By Merilee Kern Looking for a new designer bag for the summer? These bags will give you endless inspiration to find the perfect bag that fits your personality. Check out these chic bags below:   Annie Handbags Annie Handbags are handcrafted in Chicago from the finest quality skins and are limited runs to ensure exclusivity [...]

Fashion

Accessories that Bloom for Spring

By Holly Katz Cedric Brown Collections Fashion designer Cedric Brown began humbly, expressing himself through canvas paintings before discovering he could print his original works on fabric. Today, he boasts a strong collection of both men’s and women’s accessories. His broad collection ranges from abstract colors and designs to city skylines. Style one of Cedric’s [...]

Beauty

Grande Ambitions: How One Beauty Mogul Went from Flea Markets to Sephora

By Grace Kelley New Yorkers are infamous for making major life decisions based on how long their commute would be, and cosmetics mogul Alicia Grande is no different. Alicia Grande (no relation to pop singer Ariana Grande) started her own company in 2000 because she wanted to avoid a 90-minute one-way commute on the Long [...]

Beauty

Waxing Kara: Beeswax Inspired Skincare

Waxing Kara, a beeswax-centered beauty shop, is founded by Kara Brook Brown, an artist with a fascination for beeswax. She paints and sculpts with encaustic, which is paint made from beeswax, tree resin and pigment. She even became a beekeeper in 2010 to create a sustainable art form. Throughout this process, she learned about the [...]

Beauty

Spring and Summer Makeup Trends Round Up

  Fenty Beauty Foundation — $34 at Sephora One of our favorite “it” girls’ makeup line has been the hottest craze. Robin ‘Rihanna’ Fenty has become one of the most highly sought out makeup brands. With 50 foundation shades, it’s extremely all-inclusive. The coolest thing about this foundation and what the brand stands for is [...]

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PYT Beauty: The Makeup Bosses Zapping Away Chemicals

By Brooke Allen PYT (Pretty Young Thing) Beauty is a hypoallergenic, non-toxic and cruelty-free makeup brand that claims to have no “BS” (Bad Stuff). PYT is founded by Amy Carr and Mary Schulman, best friends who met in college. Stepping into business as best friends was “a lot of fun” for these makeup lovers. When [...]

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‘Wig Out’s’ Cliff Vmir Snatches the Wigs of the Music Industry

By Grace Kelley When you’re at the top of your game at only age 21, what comes next? Do you retire and rest on your laurels? Or do you break into another notoriously difficult industry? For hairstylist Cliff Vmir, the answer is the latter. He’s well on his way to mastering two industries: beauty and [...]

Beauty

Spring and Summer Hair Care Round Up

Spring and Summer Hair Care Round Up By Melissa Lawrence   It’s A 10 Hair Mask — $30.89 at Ulta If you’re looking to carry over your hairstyle from the spring into the fall, some of you will still rock that straightened look. You’ll dedicate yourself to flat ironing it, and you may even throw [...]

Fashion

Spring-Summer Trend Report: The Hottest Styles That Will Have You Melting

By Courtney Hammonds After a seemingly incalculable winter, the new fashion season has finally arrived. Spring 2019 promises to bring with it a batch of fresh ideas, from new spins on iconic looks, to yet another revival of vintage style from the eighties. There are updates on how to wear biker shorts (a trend I haven’t [...]