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4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of…

Cracked | August 10, 2014 - 9:30 am

Real Girls, Real Hair: Inspiration In Every Shade Of The Rainbow

Bright blues, radical reds and the perfect deep purple: They’re all shades we’re craving for our tresses this fall. That’s why we’ve assembled a gallery of boldly colored dyed hair…

Julie Gerstein | February 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch This: Three Minutes Of Beautiful Inspiration

Feeling down? Struggling with body image issues? Stuck in a cycle of self criticism? Just generally in need of a potent dose of inspiration? Check out this video, “On Real…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 19, 2012 - 4:40 pm

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Pretty Pastel Hair

I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off…

Julie Gerstein | August 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Gorgeous Goths

Goths are a very dark and secretive group — and they’d probably want to crawl up in a hole and die if they knew we were suggesting you emulate their…

Julie Gerstein | May 9, 2012 - 3:00 pm