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How To Fix All Your Awkward Self-Tanner Mistakes

No matter how long you've been practicing the art of self-tanning, mistakes are inevitable. As much as we hate to admit it, orange streaks, muddy elbows, and awkward stains in between your fingers and toes are all apart of the process. So, what do you do when it happens to you?Self-tanner mistakes are unfortunate, but not permanent. Whether you're a bridesmaid in your BFF's wedding and desperately need to tan your back before slipping on that sleeveless dress or you're panicking because your or...
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Flirty Text Ideas That'll Let You Know Instantly Whether Or Not They're Into You

What do you call a text message that's flirty, but not yet a sext? A flext? I'm still brainstorming.Regardless of the term, connecting with someone over text has become increasingly common, especially in an age when our phones never leave our side. Although making a move via text may seem a bit impersonal, it can be a good way to test the waters of a new relationship."You know your crush is receptive to flirting if he or she is responsive," says Barbara Greenberg PhD, a clinical psychologist wh...
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Behold! Refinery29's Best Photos Of The Year — All In One, Gorgeous Story

At Refinery29, we will remember 2017 for myriad reasons, many of them painful and unpleasant because of what was happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. But there were also moments that will stick with us in a good way, because they revealed how powerful art and culture can be in difficult times.As women across the country resisted in their own ways, R29's creative team decided to make 2017 the year of imagination and to showcase the ability art has to spark ideas and action, and to bring positi...
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4 Ways To Trick Yourself Out Of Being So GD Lazy

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. As we all know, saying "I need to get this done" is in no way a guarantee that this will actually ever be done. It will just always be easier to not do The Thing than to do The Thing — even though we know that tomorrow we will very much wish we had just done The Thing. Luckily, with a few shifts in thinking, we can overcome that urge to become a lazy pile of sweatpants subsisting only on episodes of Stranger Things."If we rely on willpower, we’re going to run ou...
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Bad Credit? These Are The Best Credit Cards For You

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. Ah, the dreaded low credit score. The nemesis of financial adulthood. That elusive, pesky thing you ignored for so many years, until it finally caught up with you. Or, if you're like me, until some kind soul was like, "Wait what do you mean you're about to turn 30?!" and finally explained what a credit score even is. (Thanks, uncle James.) Regardless of your credit score's sordid history, if you're currently looking at a low one, you're likely wondering things s...
Tags: Fashion, Music, James, WalletHub, Rockie Nolan


The Truth About Marijuana & Mental Illness

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. The idea that smoking pot causes can make you crazy is straight out of Reefer Madness. But although we've thankfully gotten away from such a hilariously extreme portrayal, the idea that using marijuana puts you at risk for developing all kinds of mental disorders persists. As usual, the truth is way more complicated than that.Researchers have tried to figure out whether or not using marijuana leads to mental illness for a long time now. For instance, a 2014 meta...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NORML, Rockie Nolan, Paul Armentano


"Blerd Dating" Is The Newest Trend In Dating — And It's All Happening On Twitter

Photographed by Rockie Nolan While it may seem like there's a dating app for everyone, that's not the case when it comes to dating support groups. All experiences are different, but the hashtag #BlerdDating is making a space for one group in particular: Black nerds. In an interview with Essence, creator Leesa Dean describes it as a "Twitter stories/chat mash-up party," and has partnered with filmmaker Nicole Franklin to create an interactive experience made up of themes, interviews, and stor...
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I'm An Adult With An Allowance — & I'm Not Sorry

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. On the 23rd of every month, while I’m still asleep, a direct deposit hits my bank account. At the same time, another deposit for the same amount goes into my sister’s account. It’s for $1,000, which, coincidentally, is exactly $41 more than my half of the rent. When I was an underemployed freelancer, I thought of this money as a lifeline that allowed me to survive in New York City on a string of part-time and under-the-table gigs. These days, I think of it inter...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Rockie Nolan


What You Need To Know About Syphilis

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. If you thought we were basically done with syphilis as a society, you're not the only one. Back in the early 2000s, the disease was considered to be quite rare. But we've seen a steep and troubling increase in cases over the past decade.According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. was at its lowest level of syphilis cases since 1941 just over a decade ago. But that rate has risen pretty much every year since 20...
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This Might Be The Best Day Of The Year To Find Love

Photographed by Rockie Nolan If one of your 2017 resolutions was to dive into the dating pool, then there's one day in particular you might want to look out for when it comes to love. According to Tinder, the first Sunday of each new year typically sees the highest amount of swiping following an influx of new users on January 1st.This year, "Dating Sunday" falls on January 8th, so there are only a few days left to put the finishing touches on your spanking new profile — or bring your old one...
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Just Eat The Christmas Cookie Like A Normal Person, Please

’Tis the season for warm tidings and weight-gain panic. If you're sick of tips on how to get through the holidays and drop a dress size, I'd like to offer one more piece of advice — the holiday tip that changed my life: Just chill out and eat the damn cookie. Please. This story was originally published on December 16, 2013. -- KMThis time of year, it seems like I spend my entire life in various states of eyeliner. It's either layered on thick for a holiday party, smushed back into place in the ...
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An Indiana Lawmaker Wants To Put A Total Ban On Abortion

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. A state representative from Indiana is planning to propose legislation that would put a total ban on abortions of any kind in the state.According to the Indianapolis Star, State Rep. Curt Nisly stated on Wednesday that he would introduce a "Protection at Conception" bill that would make all abortions a crime. Under this proposal, anyone who undergoes an abortion procedure in Indiana could be charged by a prosecutor.“You would treat the death of an unborn child l...
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How To Feel Better When You Think Your Heartburn Might Kill You

Photographed by Alexandra Gavillet. Whether you're in the middle of a deliciously greasy slice of pizza or right about to drift off to sleep, heartburn always seems to strike at the worst moments. And once it arrives, there's no ignoring it. When you're experiencing heartburn, it honestly feels like there's a fire in your chest, and it can also bring with it uncomfortable bloating or stomach pains.The explanation for why this happens is pretty straightforward. "Normally, we chew food, swallo...
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Ready To Invest? 7 Steps To Get Started

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. If there’s one gap I’ll work to help close if it’s the last thing I do, it’s this one: The gender investing gap. Have you recently read any of those articles on “top mistakes investors make?” You know, the ones about over-trading, falling in love with your winners, panicking in market downturns, over-trading some more, overconfidence, or checking your account too often and then over-trading?Well, those are the mistakes men typically make in investing. The mista...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, John Oliver, America, SEC, FINRA, Rockie Nolan, Chartered Financial Analyst, Sallie Krawcheck, Mind The Gap


How Social Media Has Changed The Beauty Industry

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. “It’s a festival,” CEO of Beautycon Media Moj Mahdara says after I mistakenly call the company's event a “convention.” According to Mahdara, the word “convention” is stuffy and doesn’t resonate with her audience. It makes complete sense when you see the space, though — it’s definitely more Coachella than the World Congress of Dermatology.Beautycon has proven extremely fruitful in the years since its conception in 2013. This year’s one-day festival in October sa...
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5 Tips To Help You Deal With The Devastation Of Daylight Saving Time

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. We've been dreading it for months. But, like a fly wafting in with the scent of PSL, it's finally almost here. It's promised to turn us against those we love most, plunging us into the apocalyptic world our gross species probably deserves.No, we're not talking about the election — we're talking about daylight saving time. (Insert scream-face emoji here.) Technically, it's the end of daylight saving time, meaning at 2:00 a.m. on November 6 we're falling back and ...
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5 Pieces Of Advice To Get You Through Open Enrollment

Throughout my life, I’ve had a lot of nightmare run-ins with health insurance. Here is an abridged list, for reference/schadenfreude:• My senior year of college, I shattered my ankle. The effects of the numerous tests and surgeries I had to have still linger, especially on my credit score (double ow).• When I first signed up for Obamacare, it took me six months to get the paperwork I needed, something that was attributed to a filing error.• And just this year, after I spent more than a month fi...
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I Talked To A Financial Psychologist To Get Through My $$$ Hang-Ups

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. I’ve written about personal finance for the past decade. I can talk about the pitfalls of credit cards, savvy ways to save money, and how to recognize and fight against the gender wage gap. I’ve worked with some of the best experts in the business, sitting down and having one-on-one conversations about investing, finance, and how to best write about their insights. I often informally counsel my friends on how to manage their money, and I'm proud to be the go-t...
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30 Sleep Tips For People With Anxiety

Photographed by Bianca Valle. Between hectic work schedules, full social calendars, and an absolutely bizarre election year, getting a full night's sleep is no easy feat these days. Truthfully, the election alone is enough to heighten anyone's risk for sleepless nights. But for those of us who already deal with generalized anxiety, well, nodding off is already just that much harder.Sleep disturbances (e.g. not being able to fall or stay asleep) are especially common among people who have me...
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30 Health Tips That Are Super-Obvious, But Actually Work

If your eyes tend to glaze over at first mention of the latest Health Hack That Will Change Your Life, we can’t really blame you. Although we are literally pros at suggesting said hacks, even we have to admit that it’s good to remember that as nonstop as the news about nutrition, fitness, and overall well-being is, it’s not always as revolutionary as it sounds.There’s the advice you should probably ignore (looking at you, goop) and the ones that sound good on the surface, but in practice are im...
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Matilda's Mara Wilson Tells Us About "Prettygirls" & Power

Grey Jason wu Knit Polo Shirt, $275, available at Shopbop. Marques Almeida Gingham Skirt, $395, available at Shopbop. I do not recognize Mara Wilson when she arrives at an ice cream shop in Brooklyn, wearing a red dress and a sweep of black eyeliner. When she says hello, her voice is a deeper echo of something familiar. It only clicks in my brain when I realize that I've been keeping an eye out for the little girl who played the titular lead in Matilda. But of course, she is all grown up now.T...
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"No, He's NOT My 'Fiancé'"

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. I’ve only been engaged for two months, and the number of times people have felt the need to correct the way I refer to my significant other has truly surprised me. For the past four and a half years of our relationship, I have referred to him as “my boyfriend.” But, since he so generously gave me a beautiful ring to wear on my left hand, that is apparently no longer acceptable.Nay, the Greek chorus of life is demanding the “fiancé.”“He’s not your boyfriend. He’...
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7 Things I Learned About Sex From Watching Porn

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. This article was originally published on November 13, 2015.About a decade ago, I was one of the token female porn reviewers for the Adult Video Network (AVN.com). I also wrote children’s books. You can guess which gig was paid better — and which one required me to use a pseudonym. I relished the opportunity to watch dozens of new videos each month on someone else’s dime. My masturbatory habits were always sated. Plus, it added a fun twist to my sexually charged ...
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How To Choose The Best Pasta Shape For Different Sauces

Welcome to Advice for Impatient Foodies , R29's new cooking column. Each week, our executive food editor and Impatient Foodie founder, Elettra Wiedemann, will tackle any and all questions you might have about food. Seriously, no query is too big or too small. Don't be embarrassed! We've all had moments in the kitchen when we had no idea WTF was going on and wished we could ask someone other than Google for some pointers. So, whether you need help frying an egg, knowing when your chicken is done...
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Here's What's Happening In Your Brain When You're Blackout Drunk

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. It's never comforting to hear a story about a drunken night out that you don't remember. Not only is it super freaky to feel like you have a doppelgänger out there who's a little (or a lot) more adventurous than you are, blackouts can also feel unpredictable.Why is it that they seem to happen randomly on some nights, but not others, no matter how much you drink? How is it possible that you seemed normal, yet you were drunk enough to not remember how you made it ...
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Does Wine Go Bad?

Welcome to Advice for Impatient Foodies, R29's new cooking column. Each week, our executive food editor and Impatient Foodie founder, Elettra Wiedemann, will tackle any and all questions you might have about food. Seriously, no query is too big or too small. Don't be embarrassed! We've all had moments in the kitchen when we had no idea WTF was going on and wished we could ask someone other than Google for some pointers. So, whether you need help frying an egg, knowing when your chicken is done, ...
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Does Wine Go Bad?

Welcome to Advice for Impatient Foodies, R29's new cooking column. Each week, our executive food editor and Impatient Foodie founder, Elettra Wiedemann, will tackle any and all questions you might have about food. Seriously, no query is too big or too small. Don't be embarrassed! We've all had moments in the kitchen when we had no idea WTF was going on and wished we could ask someone other than Google for some pointers. So, whether you need help frying an egg, knowing when your chicken is done,...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Wtf, Party, Leslie Jones, Don, Elettra Wiedemann, Rockie Nolan


Your Fertility App Only Needs To Know One Thing About You

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. There are now hundreds of fertility tracking apps out there, but it's hard to know if any of them are actually helping. Thankfully, new research suggests that tracking just one important factor — the first day of your period — in apps like these can make it a lot easier to know when your conception chances are best.The study, published earlier this month in the European Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, looked at data from two previous studies....
Tags: Fashion, Music, World Health Organization, North Carolina, Georgetown University, Rockie Nolan


Here’s How Netflix Could Let You Watch Shows Offline

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. The latest Netflix rumor is one that could have big implications for how you watch your favorite shows and movies. Before the end of the year, you might be able to download and view content offline. This means that renting shows off of iTunes to view on long plane rides or on the subway could soon be a thing of the past — you could just download a Netflix title, instead.This rumor comes with a serious helping of skepticism, however.Dan Taitz, the COO of Penther...
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How Your Fitness Tracker Is Underestimating You

Photographed by Rockie Nolan. If you feel like your FitBit doesn't give you enough credit, you might be onto something. According to new research, several popular fitness trackers underestimate just how hard we work.For the study, published in May in PLOS One, researchers had 22 participants test four fitness trackers with the ability to measure your heart rate. The trackers included the Apple Watch, FitBit Charge HR, Mio Alpha, and the Samsung Gear S. Each participant came to the lab for i...
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