Deanna Pai
Writer, editor, reader, shameless jaywalker.
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The 7 Best Gifts For That Future CEO

So your friend has already been promoted, like, five times in the past year. Their desk is covered in sticky notes like every other mad genius, they love a good to-do list, and they're definitely going to make it to the head of their industry one…
By Deanna Pai
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Tips To Avoid Stressing Out This Holiday

Oh, the weather outside is frightful—and even indoors, it's not much better. Between playing the guessing game that is finding a good gift for dad (forever a gifting enigma), hitting up a million and one holiday parties (and consequently recovering…
By Deanna Pai
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A Pro's Guide To Layering Skin Care Products

If you've heard a piece of skin care advice once, you've heard it a thousand times. It's the same old, same old: Wash off your makeup before bed! Wear sunscreen every day! (And then reapply it!) Be wise, moisturize! It all seems pretty simple and…
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Here's Exactly What To Gift Your Wellness Junkie BFF This Holiday

Do you have a friend who's always stocking up on kombucha? Training to become a vinyasa yoga instructor? Using the word self-care like it's a mantra? This is your wellness-junkie BFF. They're the one who always seems to have the healthiest-looking…
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These 7 Holiday Gift Ideas Are Perfect For The Night Owl On Your List

We all have that friend who's always down to hang, the one you can text after a long, tough Monday to meet up and decompress at happy hour. They'd rather pack their weekend with plans than lay low or binge-watch TV. And while they may not be your…
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If You Love K-Beauty You'll Love This New Brand

There are certain beauty products that change the game so much, you wonder how you ever survived without them. You can thank the stateside arrival of Korean beauty for introducing us to some of the most exciting additions to that list. From cushion…
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This Product Will Give You Lips Made For Pillow Talk

Have you ever noticed that your lips seem their poutiest and, well, pillow-iest first thing in the morning? It's precisely that just-woke-up effect that we're always trying to recreate during the day, and lip powder is the secret. Unlike the…
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7 Amazing Walmart Beauty Finds That Will Speed Up Your Morning Routine

Maybe happy hour turned into happy hours. (Oops.) Or maybe you somehow turned off all three of your alarms in your sleep. (Hey, it happens.) Whatever your reason for waking up late in the AM, the stressed-out, I'm-definitely-late feeling is always…
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7 Best Summer Skin Care Products on Walmart.com

Summer may be all about long weekends and afternoons at the beach, but there’s a sneaky downside: All those clear skies and good vibes come with some serious consequences for your skin. The worst (and most common) offender is UV damage from all that…
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7 Women Share The One Hair Product They Can't Live Without

Think back to your most recent great-hair day. (If it's happening right now, drop what you're doing and make plans for tonight, STAT.) They really can turn everything around, because when your hair is on point, you tend to feel an extra boost of…
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10 Ways To Embrace Your Natural Hair Texture This Summer

Between long weekends, barbecues, and entire afternoons spent lounging by a pool, there's no better season than summer. It's the time of year when you kick back and relax — and that goes for beauty routines, too. If your usual hair regimen takes up…
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8 Unexpected Ways To Live A More Natural Lifestyle

Some not-so-breaking news: Natural beauty is here to stay. And for that, we can thank all the beautiful, natural formulas that are a) super effective and b) easier than ever to find, unlike most of their predecessors. Chances are that, by now, you…
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We Transformed 5 People Into Their Most Extra Selves

Makeup is all about enhancing your favorite qualities and looking like the best version of you. For some people, that can involve full, feathery brows and bold lips. For others, it can mean going all out with sculpted cheekbones, out-to-there winged…
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How To Get Your Healthiest, Softest Hair Yet

Hair has the endurance of your average marathoner. Just consider how much stress we put it through on a regular basis, from wrangling it with a straightening iron, to blow-drying it at the highest heat possible, to washing it with harsh shampoos…
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6 Head-To-Toe Gentle Cleansing Tips

Spring is (hopefully) en route, which means you're probably coming to the annual realization that you can no longer hide beneath your cute beanie or giant sweater. As soon as the puffy coats go into retirement, skin and hair get their time in the…
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How To Calm Your Skin and Scalp When They're Freaking Out

Every once in a while — or more often, depending on your luck and lifestyle — your skin may throw a toddler-level tantrum. That includes the skin on your scalp too, an area that's even more vulnerable to this sort of thing. (You're not exactly…
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How To Decode Foundation Shopping And Find Your New Shade

Finding a great foundation — especially one in a shade that actually matches — can seem like it's on par with solving calculus problems or doing your taxes in terms of difficulty. It's an almost universal experience: You think you find the right…
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How To Apply 5 Foundation Formulas For Every Occasion

Going out without foundation can feel like leaving your wallet, keys, and back-up phone charger at home. Because while we love a day of no makeup, foundation's ability to smooth skin, even tone, and conceal zits and redness is unbeatable. It's…
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How To Decode A Skin-Care Ingredient List

That new, already-sold-out moisturizer might look bomb on your bathroom shelf — and in your obligatory Insta pic — but what's going on with the actual formula inside that trendy packaging? The latest buzzworthy beauty products may sound dreamy,…
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How To Actually Wear 7 Spring Beauty Trends IRL

Spring can't come soon enough. As soon as the temperatures start to creep up and the sun takes a little bit longer to set, you get the feeling that it's about to make its glorious entrance. You know the drill: Throw the rosé in the fridge! Dig out…
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