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The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada // February 13, 2019

Name the single most important vanity feature with the potential to change your facial structure. You guessed it: eyebrows.Through thick and thin, the beauty of brows continues to be a popular trend. With...

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#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

Janette Estrada // February 10, 2019

Let’s go back to the good ol’ days when toys were the key to our heart. Two words: Bratz Dolls. Ring a bell? As a child, being gifted a Bratz Doll made you the coolest kid on the block. Following...

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Souls sheltered in substandard bodies

Elizabeth Ernster // September 20, 2015

My high school cheer team was made up of a group of pretty girls that seemed to do their sport well. But whenever someone was referring to one of the girls who just happened to be bigger than the rest,...

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Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Allison Galbreath // April 12, 2015

When people use the phrase “standards of beauty,” it is more than likely that they think of women and the various ways media and society create these standards.And it's true. There are a lot...

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Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Allison Galbreath // March 22, 2015

Plastic surgery is one of the most astonishing accomplishments in the medical world. It basically allows people to alter their body in a way that's closer to what they desire to look and feel like. This...

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Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Allison Galbreath // March 8, 2015

“You know, if you wore makeup, you’d be really pretty!” Believe it or not, I've actually heard this comment, or some variation of it, more times than I care to count. I’m sure that,...

Bizarre beauty fads boggle my mind

Alyssa Dunning // December 6, 2014

While searching on Pinterest for DIY projects I will never actually do, I came across a recipe for armpit bleaching lotion. I was completely baffled. When did I miss this trend? I started looking at my...

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin // February 18, 2014

Once dubbed "the ugliest woman in the world," Lizzie Velasquez has been turning heads ever since her TED talk this past December when she addressed her rare disease that makes it impossible to gain any...

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