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CoverGirl’s newest model is easy, breezy, beautiful – and bald. 13-year-old Talia Castellano is a cancer patient whose makeup tutorials have made her a YouTube star.  Talia first fell in love with makeup when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of seven. As she grew older, she began sharing her love and knowledge in YouTube makeup tutorials. She uses makeup to make her feel beautiful. “When I have on a wig I feel, not fake, just not me,” she said. “When I put on makeup I feel like I can embrace those features that I really like about myself.

You can take your cupcake craze to the next level with Megan Seling’s new cupcake cookbook, Bake It in a Cupcake: 50 Treats With A Surprise Inside. Since launching her blog, Bake It In A Cake, Seling has developed delicious cupcakes filled with a second treat hidden inside – fruit, a chocolate kiss, a mini pie, or another cupcake. Bake It in a Cupcake contains 50 cupcake recipes, accompanied by step-by-step instructions. You can try two of them below.

Are you a lady who plays the drums?  Do you love jamming with other lady drummers?  Do you love gathering with other lady drummers to celebrate lady drummers? Tom Tom Magazine, the only publication dedicated to female drummers and beatmakers, are hosting a NYC subway station take-over by 100 lady drummers!  These musicians will be performing in various subway stations on Saturday, October 20 from 5 PM to 7 PM.  They will then all be uniting together for a “grand finale” performance from 6:30 to 7 PM in Union Square.

It’s that time of election year again: the time for presidential debates. The debates may have you screaming angrily at your TV screen, but they can also be hilarious, especially if you keep Twitter and Tumblr open while you watch. From Biden’s “Malarkey!” to Romney’s binders full of women, here are the top 10 memes from the past three presidential and vice presidential debates:   10. Badass Moderator Martha Raddatz Martha Raddatz moderated the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and she completely killed it.

Do y’all remember Lisa Frank? The super colorful school supplies covered in unicorns and dogs and other adorable animals? I can definitely recall snatching up every notebook and folder that was covered in dolphins (one of mine and Lisa Frank’s favorite motifs) and fluorescent colors for my elementary school studies. Well, Urban Outfitters is currently offering tons of vintage Lisa Frank merch - binders with a purple panda painting a rainbow picture (because, why not?), notebooks with fluorescent leopards, whales, and tigers on them, and stickers friggin’ galore.

Watching the debate last night, we couldn't help but notice a lot of similarities between the Presidential/Vice-Presidential debates and the always-entertaining Real Housewives of New Jersey reunions.  1. They get in each other's faces. Who would even want to watch a Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion in which they don't get in each other's faces?!   2. They call each other liars. Even Candy Crowley backed Obama up when Romney was spewing inaccuracies.   3. They ignore the moderator (whether it be Candy Crowley or Andy Cohen, they will not be silenced).

  "This animal is quite harmless if not touched!" -- "Muzzle or no muzzle, jabber she will!" A picture's worth a thousand words, and the illustrations on postcards say a lot about the time that they were created. For example, it's easy to see from the women wearing muzzles postcards (did I just type "women wearing muzzles"?!) above that whatever time period they came about in, it was an important one for women's rights.

It’s not often that at a concert, the artist encourages you to take photos and film the performance, but that’s exactly what David Byrne did at his recent show in Brooklyn. Though the Talking Heads frontman, who teamed up with St. Vincent for his latest release, Love This Giant, announced right before going on stage that he didn’t mind people using their phones to take a picture or two, he wasn’t interested in seeing any iPads waving throughout the set.  He told fans to enjoy the concert with their own eyes.

Are you ready to take your love of salty snacks to the next level? Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips, and Other Savory Bites by Cynthia Nims (Ten Speed Press) includes seventy-five recipes for salty (and healthful!) snacks from potato chips to duck jerky to chickpea cake. Below are the recipes for the delicious-looking bacon-chive bread with goat cheese and kale chips with lemon and ginger.

Last night, after Mitt Romney made a comment about “binders full of women,” social media took the unintentionally hilarious phrase and ran with it - a tumblr has already been created.   ln keeping with Romney’s idea that women are simply stored in paper documents, Brainpickings has posted a list of twelve rules dated 1943 (possibly found in a binder somewhere) that any decent woman should follow.  Women shall not appear on the streets of this village with dresses that are too tight in those places which provoke the evil passions of men.
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