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5 Phrases Every Smart Woman Needs In Her Vocabulary, STAT

Anyone who has ever walked away from an exchange mumbling the things they "should have said" knows the crushing defeat that comes with not reaching deep into one's vocabulary and putting together that one punchline phrase that would embolden a boundary, silence a bully or crush an inner critic. Thanks to many stumbles (and plenty of practice), I've found 5 phrases that never fail in those trickier situations that often too often leave us at a loss for words.

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I Went 30 Days Without Makeup And Yikes! Never Again

One of the things I remember most about being a little girl is sneaking into my mom's room and staring at the different colors of eye shadow and blush, dreaming of the day when I could paint my own face. Those days are long gone. I'm in my mid-thirties, have been wearing makeup half my life, and no longer feel excitement, but rather apprehension, upon realizing I need a new tube of $30 mascara (that sh*t is expensive!).

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5 Weird Things Couples Do When They're In Love

Usually, Reddit is where I find my daily dose of hilarious and often inappropriate meme images. But recently, a friend pointed me toward thread on Ask Reddit where couples shared the cute weird things that made them fall in love. And the whole thread is cute and weird and basically just one big love fest. Much like a unicorn, snuggling a narwhale surrounded by an entourage of bunnies and kittens. But in a world where love is often cynical and relationships can turn from sweet into knife-throwing in 60 seconds, I thought it would be a good idea to remind you all that love really is the reason for the season.

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Am I A Loser Because Nobody Ice Bucket Challenged Me?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that over the last few weeks people all over the world have been participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS. It's been wildly successful, both in raising money and in drenching participants. The challenge begins when a friend nominates you to either have a cold bucket of water dumped on your head, or donate $100 to the ALS Association. People have been nominating their friends with each pour, which has made the challenge go viral.

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From Reese To 50 Cent, Here Are 22 Unlikely Celebrity Friendships

Ah, unlikely celebrity friendships. You are what makes the world go round. Nothing makes us happier than when two celebs who should be polar opposites come together in peace and love. Improbable celebrity duos running out and about in the world fill us with joy, and we hope they do for you, too. Sure, soul mates like Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, with their precious bowler hats and selfies, fill us with love and hope for a bright future, but there's just something magical about two people coming together from completely different ends of the celeb spectrum.

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How To Rock A Stylish Mommy Uniform

When we enter parenthood, sleep definitely goes out the window, and sometimes (unfortunately) so does our focus on fashion. Sleep deprivation makes you care a heck of a lot less about what you’re wearing, and how you’re wearing it. A successful day in the life of a new mommy rests upon whether or not teeth have been brushed and enough water has been guzzled.