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  2. in context
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  3. reading lists
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  4. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Routine for Your 30s“Neck cream is the new eye cream.”
  5. natural hair week
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  6. natural hair week
    Everything You Need to Know About Hair SteamingAnd the best ones to get the job done.
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  8. natural hair week
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  9. natural hair week
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  10. natural hair week
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  11. recommended by experts
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  12. natural hair week
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  13. steal my registry
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  14. recommended by experts
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  16. celebrity shopping
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  17. the group portrait
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  18. recommended by experts
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  19. celebrity shopping
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  20. painless shopping
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  21. celebrity shopping
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  22. celebrity shopping
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  23. recommended by experts
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  24. in context
    The Books Danielle Evans Read While Writing The Office of Historical CorrectionsIncluding Toni Morrison’s sixth book and a collection of poetry by Lucille Clifton.
  25. celebrity shopping
    What Regina King Can’t Live Without“There are those people who sip on cognac; for tequila drinkers, this is our cognac.”
  26. recommended by experts
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  28. trust me i should know
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  29. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for High-Porosity and Low-Porosity HairIncluding a handheld hair steamer that natural-hair gurus swear by.
  30. celebrity shopping
    What Novelist Bryan Washington Can’t Live Without“I got three pairs for myself — a mint-green one, a blue one, and a pink one — and they’re my go-to gift.”
  31. in context
    The Books Yaa Gyasi Read While Writing Transcendent KingdomIncluding one that chronicles the history of cancer.
  32. office swag
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  33. recommended by experts
    How to Build a Black-Owned Skin-Care RoutineFrom a cleansing oil with plankton extract that helps with hyperpigmentation to Fenty’s Fat Water.
  34. in context
    The Books Brit Bennett Read While Writing Her OwnIncluding one about faking your own death in the 21st century.
  35. ask the strategist
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  36. strategist investigates
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  37. this thing’s incredible
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  38. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Take Care of 4C HairIncluding “the Mason Pearson of natural hair.”
  39. this thing’s incredible
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  40. micro sales
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  41. reading lists
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  42. recommended by experts
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  43. recommended by experts
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  44. recommended by experts
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  45. made in korea
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  46. celebrity shopping
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  47. recommended by experts
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  48. ask a cool person
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  49. ask a cool person
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  50. recommended by experts
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