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  1. How Raveena Aurora Gets It DoneThe Indian-American singer on her new album Lucid, being a musician of color, and favorite chai spot in the city.
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    How Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz Gets It DoneThe Gourmet Makes host on fridge organization, self-care, and staying sane on set.
  3. Collector Dr. Joy Simmons Takes Us Inside Her Art-Filled L.A. HomeDr. Joy Simmons’s home is a gorgeous homage to some of the country’s best contemporary African-American art.
  4. What Does Sex and Intimacy Look Like for New Parents? | Sex ProbzWhen there’s a baby in the bedroom, new parents have to get a little more creative.
  5. I Want to Role-Play With My Partner Without Making It WeirdA wannabe dominatrix gets schooled on role-playing 101.
  6. I Don’t Want to Sexile My College Roommate! | Sex ProbzNYU student and model Julian Ruiz dates in the city but shares a dorm room — which can sometimes get awkward. Our Sex Probz hosts help him out.
  7. I’m Kinky But Broke. Where Do I Start? | Sex ProbzStand-up comic Zach Zimmerman wants to explore the world of kink without having to shell out for luxury floggers. Our Sex Probz hosts show him how.
  8. How Do I Keep Things Sexy in a Long-Distance Relationship? | Sex ProbzTea Jarrett, a Brooklynite, needs help keeping things spicy in her long-distance relationship. Sex Probz hosts Francisco and Lola are here to help.
  9. I’m Disabled. How Can I Improve My Sex Life? | Sex ProbzIn this episode of Sex Probz, hosts Francisco and Lola help Mira, a below-knee amputee and tattoo artist in Brooklyn, enhance her sex and dating life.
  10. This Body-Paint Artist Transforms People (& Ariana Grande) Into 2-D PaintingsAlexa Meade’s vibrant, viral artwork treats the real world as her canvas, instead of relegating it to one.
  11. These Plus-Sized Yogis Made Yoga Their Own“Instructors in regular yoga classes never knew what to do with me.”
  12. Will Rainbow-Colored Teeth Ever Become a Thing?These tooth-polish fans make their case.
  13. Radical Beauty: The Beard Society of New Jersey Is Hairy AF“Eating and drinking is a challenge.”
  14. What It’s Like to be Addicted to Sex and Porn“Shame made me feel awful about myself, but it was also a sexual necessity.”
  15. What It’s Like to Have a Body That’s Literally Falling Apart“Having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is like being trapped in a house on fire.”
  16. What It’s Like to See 100 Million Colors“I see rainbows in water and snow and fog.”
  17. Radical Beauty: Meet the Living Dolls of NYC“We’re the misfits of the misfits.”
  18. What It’s Like Having Lifelong Insomnia“It’s a condition of profound loneliness.”
  19. What It’s Like to Have Mirror Touch SynesthesiaJoel Salinas is a doctor who can literally feel your pain.
  20. What It’s Like to Live With Chronic AnxietyIt’s messy, but as Sarah Wilson says, it can be beautiful.
  21. What It’s Like to Have Incurable, Unrequited LovePsychologist Frank Tallis details his experience treating a woman with erotomania, a rare, delusional condition.
  22. What It’s Like to Detest the Sound of People EatingChewing, lip smacking, and even loud breathing can trigger deep anxiety and rage in people with misophonia.
  23. What It’s Like to Control My Nightmares With Lucid DreamingI’ve escaped death and dealt with loss, all while sleeping.
  24. This Artist Blows Glass Into Surreal, Organic SculpturesJeff Zimmerman’s sculptures seem to drip and ooze, even in cold glass form.
  25. This Artist Transforms Dead Animals Into Ethereal CreaturesThe Victorian art of taxidermy lives on in Divya Anantharaman’s Brooklyn studio.
  26. This Artist Bends Neon Into Life-Size Sculptures of Wicked WomenAnd we’re all here for it.
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    This Japanese Artist’s Rope-Bondage Performance Straddles S&M and ArtKinoko Hajime is one of Japan’s foremost practitioners of kinbaku-bi, which translates to “the beauty of tight binding.”
  28. This Artist Stocked an Entire Supermarket With 31,000 Felt SculpturesWe particularly love the smiling ribeye steaks and squishy sushi.
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    This Artist’s Giant Yarn Sculptures Explode With ColorArtist Liz Collins loves color so much she once ate a crayon. Now, she channels her artistic tendencies through larger-than-life textile sculptures.
  30. This Artist Sculpts Human & Animal Blood Into Striking Works of ArtFrom his studio in Queens, New York, Jordan Eagles preserves blood in resin to make striking, life-size sculptures.
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    What It’s Like: My 30-Year Struggle With AntidepressantsLauren Slater, journalist and author, has suffered from depression most of her life. But her antidepressants are slowly poisoning her body.
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    How to Apply Mascara: 14 Ways in Two MinutesYou never knew there were so many ways to apply mascara. The Cut’s Ashley Weatherford lays out 14 tips that’ll have your lashes on fleek.
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    Get Ultra-Colorful Smoky Eyes With Tom Ford’s Extrême CollectionIsamaya Ffrench, beauty consultant for Tom Ford Beauty, uses Tom Ford’s new Extrême Beauty Collection to achieve smoky, ultra-colorful eyes.
  34. Meet the Fragrance Professional Whose Perfect Hair Is a Statement of SuccessLaura Slatkin began her dedication to the perfect coif about 15 years ago, right when she started her luxury home-fragrance company, NEST Fragrances.
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    Meet the Luxury Eyewear Designer With Hyperreal, Car-Stopping Orange Hair“Older conservative women in lifts like to tell me I’m so brave.”
  36. Radical Beauty: Benny Harlem and the World’s Tallest HairBenny Harlem’s 20.5-inch-tall top fade has busted world records. The model and Instagram star talks family, past addictions, and, of course, big hair.
  37. Radical Beauty: These Lifestyle Vampires Are Serious About Their FangdomFather Sebastiaan is the founder of the Sabretooth Clan, a vampire social community. He lets us into his fang-making studio and a vampire ball.
  38. Radical Beauty: Meet the People Implanting Themselves With TechnologyIn this episode of Radical Beauty, we meet the biohackers — people implanting themselves with technology to augment their bodies’ capabilities.
  39. Radical Beauty: Inside a Naked Yoga Class, Baring is CaringWillow Merveille, founder of Naked in Motion, lets us into one of her classes where we witness how baring it all is a radical act of self-love.
  40. Cutting Skin-Deep: Inside the Studio of a Scar ArtistRyan Ouellette is one of the world’s best scarification artists. We pay a visit to his studio to find out just how a scarification process goes down.
  41. Radical Beauty: Meet the Therapist in Brooklyn Giving Leech FacialsAt the Silesian Holistic Center in Brooklyn, Andrew Plucinski provides leech therapy to clients suffering from migraines, dull skin, and more.
  42. Watch Rihanna’s Makeup Get Beautifully AnnihilatedBut do not show her.
  43. Watch How Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday Windows Were MadeThe department store’s resident window dresser, David Hoey, takes us behind the scenes.
  44. 3 New Yorkers Try the Steve Bannon Shirt Challenge▶️ We asked three New Yorkers to find out what it feels like under all those shirts.
  45. In the Age of Celebrity Surrogate Families, What Exactly Is Surrogacy?Kim Kardashian and Kanye are expecting their third child via surrogate. We take a look at how the process works.
  46. Louise Linton’s ‘Adorably Out of Touch’ Rise to FameThe arduous struggle of the wife of the U.S. secretary of the Treasury.
  47. Republican Congressmen Are Using Threatening Language Against Female Senators“Somebody needs to go over to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.”
  48. Protesters Wore Handmaid’s Tale Costumes to Challenge the GOP Health-Care BillAnd they’re not the only ones to have done so.
  49. Woman, Interrupted: Why Do Men Keep Cutting Women Off Mid-Sentence?What do Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Taylor Swift have in common? They’ve all been interrupted by a man.
  50. Guys With Guitars Are Sexier, According to Science▶️ Science confirms what we already knew.