Makeup gets a Makeover

Pop diva Rihanna launches her makeup line Fenty.

With more than 40 shades for all skin tones, Fenty is one of the first brands to address the variety of skin tones and textures among people of color.

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How Does the Language We Use Legitimize (or Delegitimize)?

This interesting article looks at the language we use about history — especially that of the Civil War (or should it be called War of Rebellion):

“Why Americans Smile So Much: How immigration and cultural values affect what people do with their faces” by OLGA KHAZAN

While there are some universally recognizable facial expressions, different cultures have different rules for displaying them. This article looks at why Americans smile more than people from other countries.