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Australian social media star Essena O’Neill is fed up with the culture of followers and likes that kept her trapped for the majority of her teen years. In her video, “Why I think social media sucks,” posted to Vimeo four days ago, she denounces social media altogether and announces the launch of her new website.  Why I think social media sucks from Essena O'Neill on Vimeo. O’Neill first deleted her Snapchat and Tumblr accounts, leaving her YouTube and Instagram, re-captioned to tell the truth behind her “perfect”...
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A lot of kids today get flack for living their lives out loud on social media, but millennial posts are not all frivolous, silly, or pointless. Sometimes young people use social media to make some important points and speak up about real issues they face in a way that no other generation has been able to do. In this way, social media is actually pretty cool - it gets people to LISTEN UP. On Oct. 27, Carey Burgess, a senior at Beaufort High School, posted on...
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  Few albums have been more highly anticipated this year than electro-wizard Grimes’s Art Angels, and at her show last night in Los Angeles, she showed us the reason for the hype. The distinctive Canadian artist, née Claire Boucher, nearly brought down The Mayan Theater on Monday night, day two of Red Bull Sound Select’s #30DaysInLA festival. If you are a Grimes fan and you haven’t seen her live yet, make this the year you cross that off your bucket list.   Following opener Nicole Dollanganger’s heavy yet...
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With her new album, 25, coming out on Nov. 20 and people everywhere singing "Hello from the outsideeeee" way too loudly from their showers and cars, Adele is finally emerging back into the spotlight where she belongs. In her first big interview about her new album Adele talked to Rolling Stone's Brian Hiatt and declared that she is indeed a feminist. "I'm a feminist, I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality," Adele told Rolling Stone.  "I'm a feminist," she says, sipping wine. "I believe...
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Joanna Miller is used to the beauty industry’s lack of attention to her skin tone. From a peach-tone sample serving as a “universal” color, to the staff at beauty retailers having little knowledge about choosing shades for black skin, Miller said having difficulty finding makeup is pretty typical. “I was in a friend’s wedding, and the makeup artist didn’t have any products for someone with as dark a skin tone as me,” Miller, a 28-year-old San Francisco resident, said. “When you’re on the receiving end of...
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