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The Ghost Of Pumpkin Spice & Other Trendy Food Costumes To DIY This Year

With October just a week away, the Halloween countdown is about to commence — and this year, we’re going the DIY route. Because not only do self-assembled costumes save you from throwing down $60 at a cheesy pop-up Halloween store, they also look way cooler than anything that comes wrapped in plastic could ever hope to. So go ahead and tell your friend who already started planning some intricate group idea that you’re doing your own thing this time. (Come on, ‘Khaleesi and her dragons’ is so last year, anyway.)


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A Week In New Hampshire On A Joint $98,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

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We’re Buying All Of Our Halloween Costumes At Zara From Now On

Zara has easily become a one-stop shop for most shopping scenarios in our life. Few other places deliver the same caliber of options when you need something quick and cheap that doesn’t often look quick or cheap. Since we already buy everything else at Zara, why not Halloween costumes?

Instead of wasting your precious pre-holiday prep time trying on too many polyester and tulle get-ups, take a second to scroll through Zara’s new arrivals. With enough imagination

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How Difficult Is It To Get An Abortion? Here Are The Laws For Every State.

“The most pro-life president in American history.” That is how Vice President Mike Pence described President Donald Trump in January before the March for Life — an annual anti-abortion rally that started in 1974. Trump became the first sitting president to appear at the march, committing to his promise “to build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished” — in other words, to make America a place where a woman’s right to choose no longer exists.

Although critics will argue Trump’s pivot to

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Bill Cosby Sentenced To 3-10 Years in State Prison for Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania State Prison for sexual assault.

Early on Tuesday, Judge Stephen O’Neill also ruled that Bill Cosby will be classified as a “sexually violent predator.” The ruling will require the 81-year-old former television star and comedian to register as a sex offender and receive sex offender counseling for the rest of his life. He will also need to notify any community in which he lives of his “sexually violent predator” status.

Cosby was convicted

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How To Get Rid Of Cystic Acne, According To Top Derms

Think back to middle school when, year after year, person after person would tell us that we’d grow out of our acne. We get it: The adults in our lives wanted to be encouraging. They threw out a glimmer of hope — an “it gets better” kind of thing that has us bamboozled all these years later. Because after countless cycles of hormonal acne, we’re here to say that it does not, in fact, always get better: A 2011 study showed that nearly half of women aged 20-29 has clinical acne.

One of the most notorious types? The cystic variety, which

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