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The Case for Using a Feminine Cleanser on Your Face

It’s time for cleanser anarchy.

How Is a Professor Supposed to Dress?

All while navigating sexism, pay disparities, and Rate My Professor.

I Can Be a Badass in a Unicorn Onesie, Thanks

Don’t confuse the donning of nostalgic symbols of childhood with an abdication of adulthood.

How Washing Your Hair Could Help You Survive a Nuclear Blast

When taking a post-blast decontamination shower, skip the conditioner.

Trust Me: The Best Sheet Masks Are Made From Silk in Taiwan

And they cost less than $3.

Colonial Williamsburg Has a Luxury Historical Spa

A brief history of bathing.

Would You Slather Blood and Breast Milk on Your Face?

We’ve liked the idea of smearing human blood, organs, and cells on our skin for ages.

Who Gets Botox on a Boat?

Cruise ship spa services have gone way beyond massages and facials. Tracy E. Robey investigates.

Inside Glossier’s Unmarketing

Not always cool, girl.

A Totally Rational, Research-Backed Argument in Favor of Shopping

Like it or not, women can use makeup to gain an edge at the office.