Author Archives: Charlotte

The Treatments Behind Celebs “Natural” Beauty That Nobody Talks About Betches

In 2018, we’ve definitely noticed that the way we use makeup is changing (unicorn brows, anyone? JK, this trend made my eyes bleed). Specifically, we’ve seen a lot more honesty from celebs and normals alike about how much of a role makeup plays. Think: Kardashian-esque contouring, YouTube beauty tutorials, #nomakeup selfies. And often, it’s been empowering to watch people openly celebrate both natural looks and the transformative power of makeup. But recently, the tone has shifted. While […]

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The Genetics (and Ethics) of Making Humans Fit for Mars

In May of 1969, Apollo 10 flew at 25,000 miles per hour. Two months later, the crew of Apollo 11 walked on the moon. Since then, no one has flown so fast nor walked so high. NASA is now preparing for a human mission to Mars, but if our descendants ever shrug off their terrestrial bonds, it won’t be Homo sapiens who leaves, but another, more intelligently designed species. We’re not fit. For evolutionary biologists, “fitness” is […]

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What Is Retinol And Why Should You Use It? Betches

Maybe it sounds like a foreign word or maybe you have actually heard it before in like, Sephora, but have no idea what it means. It’s fine, we’re fine. I’m only about to let you in on your dermatologist’s biggest secret: retinol. What is retinol? Long definition short, retinol is a form of Vitamin A that is essentially the key to fighting skin aging, preventing acne, and enhancing collagen production. As an added bonus, it can also ease […]

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Why I Shave My Face For The Beauty Benefits & You Should Too Betches

Now, before I share said benefits, I’m going to debunk the myth that I know you’re all thinking right now: “If I shave my face, the hair is going to grow back thicker, darker, and faster.” False, false and false. I think this is a rumor that the waxing ladies at the salon started so they wouldn’t lose all their business. But, Big Waxing, we see you.  Anyways, now that we’ve settled that, I’ll tell you why […]

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Zbiotics says its bioengineered a hangover cure

Y Combinator backed Zbiotics has spend two years developing what they’re billing as the world’s first genetically engineered probiotic. The startup’s initial product isn’t exactly world-changing but it might just save your day — given they’ve invented an elixir of ‘next day’ life: Aka a hangover cure. Although you actually have to take it before — or, well, during — drinking rather than waiting until the moment of regretful misery when you wake up. How have they done this? For their […]

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A philosopher asks: Is a longer life a happier one?

One of the biggest questions in ageing research is whether there is a ceiling on how long human beings can live. This effect is often referred to as a “mortality plateau”. If it were impossible to live past a certain age, we would expect mortality rates to continue rising as people age, rather than plateau. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. However, as I see it, life can […]

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Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of healthy, disease-free living by decades. And Barzilai knows about the science of aging. He is, after all, the director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. And, as such, he usually talks about his plan with the caution of […]

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The Truth About What Happens To Your Skin When You’re Transitioning

But as Emily, who uses they/them pronouns and prefers to go by their first name in this story for privacy reasons, told HuffPost, there’s more to it than just physical changes.  “Dealing with skin issues might seem like an insignificant thing or like something everyone has to deal with, but I think when you’re trans you often have to spend a huge amount of mental energy concerned with how other people are perceiving your physical form,” they said. […]

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Celebrity funds from Jay Z, Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr. are backing a life insurance startup

Ethos, the company that bills itself as making life insurance accessible, affordable and simple, has officially come out of stealth with an $11.5 million investment led by one of the world’s top venture firms, Sequoia Capital, and additional participation from the family offices of Hollywood’s biggest stars and an NBA all-star. Jay Z’s Roc Nation, and the family funds of Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr. and Will Smith, all participated in the new round for Ethos, and […]

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8 Editors Share The Skin Care Products They Use Religiously

With so many products on the market, figuring out what to use on your skin can be overwhelming and confusing. The process of trial and error can seem never-ending. On top of that, there’s always going to be some new cream or serum or oil that promises to make us all look like airbrushed models.  Below, eight HuffPost editors let us in on their skin care secrets, revealing the products ― high-end, drugstore, and everything in between […]

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