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Two Generations, One Goal: A Conversation About Black Liberation

Nearly three decades separate activists Janaya Future Khan and Ilyasah Shabazz, but they are bonded by the same goal: Black liberation. Shabazz was just a toddler when her father, civil rights icon Malcolm X, was assassinated in 1965 (in the presence of Shabazz, her pregnant mother and three of her sisters). She’s since devoted her life as an educator, motivational speaker, and author to preserving her father’s legacy. It’s a legacy that has inspired Khan at every step of their work with Black Lives Matter (they are one of the faces of the movement internationally and a co-founder of the Canadian chapter), and though his death came years before Khan was born, it’s undeniable that Malcolm X’s spirit lives on through the work of the charismatic, outspoken leader. Khan’s “Sunday Sermons” Instagram series has been hailed by Vogue

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5 Easy and Creamy Smoothies Made with Almond Milk

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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Many a great smoothie leans on milk or yogurt or both for creaminess and oomph. But if you’re following a plant-based diet or merely trying to eat a bit less dairy, both ingredients are off the table. No matter: The beauty of smoothies is how flexible they are, and can win the same creaminess and oomph from vegan ingredients.

For heft and heartiness without dairy, smoothies need ingredients like nuts and nut butters, seeds, oats, bananas (which are creamy and rich all on their own), and almond milk, which is an easy substitute for dairy milk in any smoothie. (Keep in mind that using sweetened almond milk will make your smoothie sweeter—if that’s not what you want, stick to unsweetened varieties.) If you’re used to adding yogurt to smoothies, you may want to add a hit of zippy citrus juice, which will give

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HSN’s Private Beauty Sale Is Overflowing With 50% Off Cult-Favorite Items & You Can Only Shop It on SheKnows

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The Cult-Favorite Products You Need To Achieve Your 2021 Skin-Care Goals

The drawback to making New Year’s resolutions lies in the fact that they must be conceived and implemented on January 1 and on that day only — otherwise you will have already failed and, well, better luck next year. We’d argue: Resolutions, goals, do-overs, proverbially wiping the slate clean, can happen any time you want so long as you have the willpower and intention to make that commitment.So here we are, a little more than a month into the new year, and what better day to start reevaluating your approach to beauty than *checks calendar* February 11? In partnership with Sunday Riley, we compiled a list of long-overdue beauty to-dos we want to achieve in 2021, like actually treating maskne rather than tolerating it or finally being a grown-up and incorporating a retinoid or getting more sleep (or

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The Best Makeup Sponges for a Flawless Look

Makeup Sponges on Marble Countertop

Makeup Sponges on Marble Countertop

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Behind every enviable complexion is a makeup sponge that’s getting the job done. And, before you think this is one for the kids, we encourage you to give it a try. For camouflaging fine lines, and feigning that youthful glow, there’s nothing quite like a makeup blending sponge. The Original Beauty Blender sets the standard in beauty sponges and is an absolute no-brainer if money is no object. If you’re looking for more precise application for concealer or tight areas around the nose or lips, try a makeup sponge for concealer.

Before you get started, read the instructions on the best way to use your new makeup sponge. Most sponges will need to be moistened with the excess water squeezed out before using with makeup. They will likely expand once wet, though it should shrink back down once dry.

Because makeup sponges absorb

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‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ Finale Recap, Episode 13

Cue the Mormon ghost-choir hype music, because we made it! Alas, the season finale. This episode is extra long not because of any wall-to-wall drama but because Bravo was like, “Everyone’s memory is surely shot after almost a year of trying to survive a global pandemic, so let’s roll the tape to give context to every single moment.” That’s not how memory works! Sure, my brain is an empty husk that immediately blacks out upon joining Zoom and can’t tell the difference between left and right without making finger L’s, but that doesn’t mean I can’t rattle off every time Meredith used her blender or recount Mary’s top-five best grandma-hand-me-down Chanel looks. Just because some of these ladies don’t contain multitudes doesn’t mean we don’t! If the editors gave us even the tiniest bit of credit, they would have so much more latitude to go full VPR or RHOP

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Presidents’ Day Sales Are Happening as We Speak

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Wayfair & Its Sister Site Are Having Seriously Good Presidents’ Day Sales

You may already be familiar with Wayfair, the virtual one-stop-home-shop offering up mega markdowns on everything from breathable bedding to furniture staples and beyond. But, you might not know about its sister site. Joss & Main offers up just as many home scores as its well-recognized relative, only with more chicly-curated deals and a sweet spot for decor. This weekend, we’re giving the spotlight to both home decor hubs — especially when they’re each having such eye-catching Presidents’ Day sales. From now until February 15, fans can score up to 70% off Wayfair loveseats, ergonomic task chairs, all-in-one vanities, and more bestselling home goods. Or, we can scoot on over to Joss & Main’s seemingly endless bounty of rustic wicker baskets, gilded accent mirrors, bespoke-style throw pillows, and many more expensive-looking goods with shockingly slashed price tags.

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