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My Life in Grief My Life in Grief

My Life in Grief

Whether it's losing a job, the end of a friendship, or the death of a loved one, dealing with loss is a different journey for everyone. Macy Alcaraz opens up about how grief taught her not so much about moving on, but moving forward.

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The Dollhouse: Dainty rebels Valerie and Veronica Chua on growing up as frenemies, their creative journey, and pets as anti-depressants The Dollhouse: Dainty rebels Valerie and Veronica Chua on growing up as frenemies, their creative journey, and pets as anti-depressants

The Dollhouse: Dainty rebels Valerie and Veronica Chua on growing up as frenemies, their creative journey, and pets as anti-depressants

As we step into the Chua family home, classical music greets us as two fluffy bunnies and a sleek greyhound scamper past old-world furniture, following porcelain-skinned sisters Valerie and Veronica wherever they go. One can already imagine how growing up in this idyllic space has influenced Valerie's paintings and Veronica's feminine, vintage-inspired fashion designs. But life wasn't always a fairytale for these creative introverts.

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The Last Girl on Earth's Playlist The Last Girl on Earth's Playlist

The Last Girl on Earth's Playlist

For taking cover in storms, / or when the sun is too bright; / For sitting in the backseat / on long car rides; / For slowdancing with yourself, / Lighting up imaginary sparklers, / And carving out a tranquil / headspace

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Succeeding as an Introvert in an Extrovert World Succeeding as an Introvert in an Extrovert World

Succeeding as an Introvert in an Extrovert World

Putting yourself out there can be extra challenging when you're an introvert. We got you. Macy Alcaraz writes a helpful guide to embracing your quiet power and repping yourself.

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Flying Solo Flying Solo

Flying Solo

Dreaming of traveling alone, but afraid to try it? Chinggay Labrador shares the quiet, unexpected joys of discovering the world on your own.

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Hinhin Beauty Hinhin Beauty

Hinhin Beauty

Wish your look was more forest sprite instead of stressed out city girl? The secret is mastering no-makeup makeup! For this Hinhin editorial, makeup pro Anthea Bueno played with monochromatic lips and cheeks to give Hinhin muse Valerie Chua a sweet, fresh-from-the-outdoors vibe. Here are her tips (and favorite products) to get the look!

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The (Shy) Struggle Is Real: Anthea Bueno on introvert problems and making it in the makeup industry The (Shy) Struggle Is Real: Anthea Bueno on introvert problems and making it in the makeup industry

The (Shy) Struggle Is Real: Anthea Bueno on introvert problems and making it in the makeup industry

Her dewy, no-makeup makeup looks have made her a favorite of celebs, it girls, and blooming brides. But what's it like to be a painfully shy girl in the dynamic world of fashion and showbiz? Makeup artist Anthea Bueno gives us a rare peek into her private universe.

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