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26 Incredible Hairstyles You Can Learn In 10 Steps Or Less

No matter what your hair type.

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Here are the tools you’ll need:

Here are the tools you'll need:

For these hairstyles, we worked with products from Parlor by Jeff Chastain, exclusively sold at Birchbox.

1. Reworkable Hold Paste, for flyaways, curls, or short hairs that need extra hold.
2. Texturizing Finishing Spray, for lightweight hold that still lets hair move.
3. Detangling Leave-In Conditioner, especially good hair for dry hair that needs extra moisture. This was applied to hair before the styling.
4. Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray, for beach wave texture without stickiness or dryness.
5. Smoothing Blowout Spray, for smooth, frizz-free hair when you're using a blow dryer. This was applied to hair before it was blown dry.
6. Mini hair elastics, for cinching smaller sections of hair. Depending on your hair type and the style you're doing, you can also use regular hair elastics.
7. Bobby pins, to pin back smaller sections of hair.
8. Tail comb, for making cleanly sectioned parts of hair.
9. Teasing brush, to tease the hair for extra volume.
10. Hair clips, to temporarily hold sections of hair.

Note: We used hair elastics and bobby pins that didn't match the models' hair in these tutorials so the techniques would be more visible. At home, using elastics and bobby pins that match your hair will make them less noticeable.

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Flower Braid

Flower Braid

What You'll Need:
– Mini hair elastics
– Bobby pins
– Sea salt spray

Step 1: Grab a one-inch section of hair from each side of your head just above your ears and twist them back to the center of your head. Secure with a mini hair elastic.
Step 2: Using hair underneath the elastic, braid a two-inch section of hair and secure with another elastic.
Step 3: Wrap the braid around the base of itself until it forms a flower shape, then use bobby pins to secure in place.
Step 4 (Optional): Use sea salt spray on the rest of your hair to give it a beach-y texture.

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21 Gender-Neutral Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Because not all moms want perfume and jewelry.

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A clever keychain, to help her say whatever’s on her mind.

A clever keychain, to help her say whatever's on her mind.

Available in several colors with tons of funny sayings. $15 each, Various Keytags.

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A vintage map of a location that’s meaningful to her.

A vintage map of a location that's meaningful to her.

You can find them in a huge range of prices in antique shops, at flea markets, or online.

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A fancy alarm clock that wakes her up gradually with gentle light.

A fancy alarm clock that wakes her up gradually with gentle light.

You owe her for all the times you woke her up as a screaming infant. $69.99, Amazon.

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We Got Photoshopped To Look Like Disney Princesses, And This Is What Happened

Bibbity Bobbity BOOBS.

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As you know, Disney princesses are often held up as icons of ~grace~ and ~beauty~.

As you know, Disney princesses are often held up as icons of ~grace~ and ~beauty~.

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However, when you look at them more closely, you’ll see that Disney princesses actually have some pretty crazy proportions compared to humans:

However, when you look at them more closely, you'll see that Disney princesses actually have some pretty crazy proportions compared to humans:

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So Kirsten, Sheridan, Lara, Candace, Kristin, and Allison decided to see what it was like to take our normal person bodies and have them photoshopped into ~Disney Princess bodies~.

So Kirsten, Sheridan, Lara, Candace, Kristin, and Allison decided to see what it was like to take our normal person bodies and have them photoshopped into ~Disney Princess bodies~.

We got dressed up and had BuzzFeed illustrator extraordinaire Loryn Brantz (who has experience turning actual ladies into Disney ladies) photoshop us to have similar proportions to our chosen princesses.

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Lena Dunham Opens Up About Rape Ordeal During Acceptance Speech

“As a feminist and sexual assault survivor, my ultimate goal is to use my experience, my platform and yes, my privilege, to reverse stigma and give voice to other survivors.”

Lena Dunham was one of the honorees at Variety‘s Power of Women event in New York this weekend.

Lena Dunham was one of the honorees at Variety's Power of Women event in New York this weekend.

The 28-year-old actress was handed an award for her work with GEMS, an organisation based in New York to empower young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

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The Girls star took to the stage and used the opportunity to speak out about her alleged rape ordeal to help other sexual assault survivors.

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Lena, who has previously opened up about the attack in her book Not That Kind Of Girl, explained how “powerless” she had felt and that it took years for her to come to terms with it.

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She said:

She said:

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College President Blames Sex Assaults On Too Much Alcohol And Casual Sex

Donald Eastman III, president of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, sent an email to all students saying assaults were “always preceded” by heavy consumption of alcohol, and that “virtue in the area of sexuality has its own reward.”

A Google street view screen capture shows the entrance to Eckert College, St. Petersburg, Florida.

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The president of Eckerd College in Florida college sent an email to all students saying that if they wanted to avoid being sexually assaulted, they should drink less and not engage in casual sex.

Students blasted Donald Eastman III's letter, viewed by BuzzFeed News, for being insensitive and not understanding the pervasive issue of sexual assault on campuses.

Sent Monday, the letter asked students to “do your part in helping this College and this culture address this nexus of problems by doing two relatively simple things.”

Those things? Drink less – with a reference to Socrates – and stop having sex before marriage:

1. By limiting your own consumption of alcohol, and encouraging your friends to do the same. Socrates included wine at his Symposium, but he did not get drunk.

2. You can be thoughtful about the dramatic and often negative psychological effects that sexual activity without commitment can have. Virtue in the area of sexuality is its own reward, and has been held in high esteem in Western Culture for millennia because those who are virtuous are happier as well as healthier. No one's culture or character or understanding is improved by casual sex, and the physical and psychological risks to both genders are profound.

Students of the college told the Tampa Bay Times that the president's email blamed the victims of sexual assault.

Nineteen-year-old sophomore Marlene Heyning said: “I'm pretty pissed off. That's a pretty insensitive thing to say. Instead of teaching people that it's wrong to have casual sex and drink alcohol, how about teaching them that having sex with someone who says 'no' is not okay?”

Katie Wheeler, an 18-year-old sophomore, said: “I don't think casual sex is in any way related to sexual assault; the problem is people breaking boundaries and not learning respect from a young age.”

An Eckerd alumnus has started a petition on Change.org, urging Eastman to “address the topic in a new light.” It has received 267 signatures at the time of writing.

Eckerd is a liberal arts college with a Presbyterian affiliation. However, faith is not taught formally and all religions are permitted to be practiced on campus. The Tampa Bay Times reported that there have been over a dozen sexual offenses there since 2011.

Responding to the criticism in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Eastman insisted he was not engaging in victim-blaming, and did not believe that those who become victims of sexual assault should be blamed for what happens to them.

“I was trying to say that we would have a healthier and less dangerous campus if people drank less and took their sexual relations more seriously,” he said.

He did, however, say he believed that those not taking sexual relations seriously enough could lead to assaults: “I think maybe that's right. I think that could be right.”

He said that his words were written “with great affection and true, deep and lasting concern.”

Since writing his email, Eastman said he had received around 12 responses as of Monday afternoon: “The ones that are unhappy are really unhappy and the ones that really appreciate the email thought it was great.”

He said the negative responses said “don't tell us this is the fault of the victim, don't blame sexual assault on alcohol, don't blame sexual assault on casual sex. But so far, they haven't told me what you really ought to blame it on.”

Dear Eckerd College students,

As you know, the College has launched an educational and awareness campaign to attempt to minimize sexual harassment and assault in our community. The goal is to raise the awareness of all community members with respect to sexual harassment and assault and to help prevent those incidents by that increased awareness.

You also know that our College is not alone in its concern about such behavior, principally among its students. And you know that these incidents are almost always preceded by consumption, often heavy consumption, of alcohol, often by everyone involved in them.

You can do your part in helping this College and this culture address this nexus of problems by doing two relatively simple things:

1. By limiting your own consumption of alcohol, and encouraging your friends to do the same. Socrates included wine at his Symposium, but he did not get drunk.

2. You can be thoughtful about the dramatic and often negative psychological effects that sexual activity without commitment can have. Virtue in the area of sexuality is its own reward, and has been held in high esteem in Western Culture for millennia because those who are virtuous are happier as well as healthier. No one's culture or character or understanding is improved by casual sex, and the physical and psychological risks to both genders are profound.

Every year at the end of the Eckerd College Commencement ceremony, I say to the graduating class, “I hope you feel not only well taught, but well loved. We will miss you.” I mean every word of that. This open letter is written in that spirit – not as preachment, but with great affection and true, deep and lasting concern.

As always, I am available for your responses or a visit to my office. I wish each of you good luck in your final weeks of the semester, and a happy, healthy, virtuous 2015.

Sincerely,

Donald R. Eastman III
President

Outrage After A Bunch Of Teenage Girls In Missouri Played Powder-Puff Football In Blackface

The school’s principal said the students did not do it intentionally.

Schmidt adds that it's been common practice for the senior girls' team to wear face paint during the powder-puff football tournament, essentially as a parody of the eye black football players normally wear to decrease glare from the sun and lights. The face paint also serves to “to intimidate the underclassmen.”

According to Schmidt, in previous years the girls have wore combinations of the school's colors — black and gold. But when the senior girls arrived prior to the November 5 game, they discovered everyone had brought the same color face paint — black.

Principal Jennifer Schmidt said in a phone interview Wednesday that she saw the face paint when the seniors went out on the field.

“I thought, 'Oh my gosh,'” Schmidt said. “I knew they didn't mean anything by it, but, in hindsight, I should have made them wash it off and move on.”


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A 26-Year-Old Woman Crowdfunded Her $362 Halloween Uber Ride

“My rent is $450 and I can no longer pay it today due to this completely outrageous charge,” she wrote on her GoFundMe .

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In a post called “Uber Stole My 26th Birthday,” first noticed by Business Insider, Wathen wrote:

I live in Baltimore and went out with my friends to celebrate my birthday at midnight. When 3 AM rolled around, I suggested we take an Uber home to avoid drunk driving (#responsibility/#MADD). I live 22 minutes, tops, from the party I was leaving.

When I awoke this morning, I heard a friend talking about how outrageous Uber rates were the night before (9x original rate). I checked my bank account when, unbeknowst to me, I see a charge for $362. Not only is it my 26th birthday, it is rent day. My rent is $450 and I can no longer pay it today due to this completely outrageous charge.

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