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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

things I'm thankful for - birds and music notes on power line

Things I’m Thankful For

So far, this month has been kinda rough. But it's also been sprinkled generously throughout with beauty, encouragement, and hope.

Approaching the end of a hallway - resembling end of old year - and nearing a corner - resembling the transition to a New Year

Goodbye, 2017

You will be remembered fondly, but not missed.

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Beauty Tips: Find Your Color Palette

Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

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Beauty Tips: Makeup for Your Work Photo

I speak from my own pain. 😭 Early last year, I was just beginning my journey at a new workplace. On orientation day, my HR coworker took photos of me and the other new hire. Aesthetically, I was anything but prepared for this photo. It was bad enough that I tend to feel tired during the …

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Rouge To Ruin: Facial Redness Causes

Very informative piece by Christy B on When Women Inspire on skin redness and possible underlying health conditions.

When Women Inspire

Woman with facial redness She hides her face, ashamed of its redness. Photo by Kukuh Himawan Samudro on Unsplash.

For most people, a red face is a sign of one thing and one thing only: embarrassment.

That’s a fair assessment. Embarrassment does indeed cause a flushed appearance to the skin, often a pattern of redness right across the cheekbones. It’s a recognizable reality that most of us are familiar with, but it tends to fade within a few minutes.

So push further into your mind; what else does a red face signify? Exertion is probably the next most common answer – and, again, it’s impossible to disagree. If you’ve been exercising up a storm, then your face will show the effort by flushing red. However, as with embarrassment, the redness is temporary.

However, for certain women, facial redness isn’t caused by embarrassment, exercise, alcohol, or the other most commonly suggested issues. Instead, redness is…

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Four is Blue.

What is synesthesia? Are you a synesthete?

Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.