Stories by Amanda Montell

10 Body-Positive Celebrities Who Are Shutting Down Body Shamers

Historically, there are a few key, off-limit behaviors women everywhere are taught from birth. "Lady no-nos," if you will. We're not supposed to talk about tampons in mixed company or enjoy casual sex -- and we're definitely not supposed to express confidence in our bodies.   read more

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8 Best Hair Dryers

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8 Best Hair Dryers

Hair dryers are like bottles of wine -- some cost $15, some cost $500, and it's often unclear whether or not you're truly getting what you pay for. Some hair dryers can leave your hair damaged and frizzy -- not exactly what you set out to achieve when doing your blowout. And that's where this list of the best hair dryers comes in.   See blow dryers

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13 Best Deep Conditioners

Let's be honest, ladies -- every single time we flip it mid-conversation, shyly tuck it behind our ears or peek through it when it falls before our faces like a curtain, we know exactly what we're doing: making the stone cold heart of every onlooker melt like butter on the sidewalk in the middle of July. Whether you're rocking a face-framing pixie or waist-length layers, gorgeous, healthy hair is a gal's greatest accessory. But ironically, we often damage it in the process of getting it to that gorgeous state.   Get products

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Can You Really Get Rid of Crow's Feet?

It's happened to all of us: That one fateful morning when you wake up, catch yourself in the mirror and notice a pair of crow's feet -- those telltale wrinkles that branch out from the corners of your eyes. Welp, it finally happened, you say to yourself, deciding whether to accept your crinkly lines or start obsessively Googling how to get rid of crow's feet.   read more

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10 Foundations for the Most Youthful Skin of Your Life

The search for the perfect foundation is a constantly evolving quest. "As women age, they need to adjust their makeup products and application accordingly," says Jill Glaser, makeup artist and owner of Collage of Life   read more

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9 Workouts for Better Sex

Let's talk about sex. Sometimes, especially as women, we have a rough time fulfilling our potential for pleasure. "It comes down to energy and inhibitions," says sex therapist and author, Dr. Jane Greer, PhD. "For women, inhibitions flow from feeling uncomfortable with our bodies." She says that insecurity is the primary reason why women struggle to enjoy sex. Luckily, there's an easy cure: Exercise.   read more

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7 Best Travel Blow Dryers for Flawless Vacation Hair

Choosing which hair tools to take on an out-of-town excursion is like choosing between your own children. It's impossible. Which is why it's important to economize space for your curling irons and straighteners by investing in the perfect travel hair dryer. (Heaven knows we're not using that sad excuse for a hair dryer that comes attached to the hotel wall).   read more

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7 Underwear Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

Panty lines, muffin top, back fat, saggy breasts, camel toe... We're talking underwear problems, of course -- the unspoken issues that cause unflattering wardrobe fails from the very foundation.   read more

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16 Massage Horror Stories That Will Make You Cringe

A massage is supposed to be one of life's simplest and most relaxing pleasures. But put nakedness, body oil and strangers in a dim room, and something's bound to go wrong eventually. Scroll through to read all about the painful rubdowns, reflexology gone wrong and not-so-happy endings that have us cringing. May these embarrassing massage moments serve as cautionary tales for the next time you book your bodywork.   read more

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30 Classy First Tattoo Ideas for Women Over 40

Female tattoos may just be the most badass thing about women over 40, but the Internet has a lot to say about how old is "too old" for a woman to get tattooed. A survey out of the UK last year put the cut-off at 31. But respected tattoo artists will tell you otherwise.   read more

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