Tips To Revamp Your Online Dating Profile

Bella Breakdown Refinery29 staffer Lauren Magenta tries her hand at making a coworker’s Tinder profile go from “meh” to “swipe right for sure”. Someone can be really cute, but their profile might still make you want to swipe left. First, it is important to have a single picture of yourself looking straight at the camera. You want your pictures to show confidence, but not too much attitude. Be sure to include enough quality photos and enough information about yourself to pique people’s interest. Tip #1: be sure to have a great shot as your first picture. Tip # 2:...

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You’ll Go Ape… Over This Banana Pudding!

Bella Breakdown Look no further for the banana pudding of your dreams. In a bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix, milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Mix well. In a separate bowl, pour in heavy cream and vanilla and mix well with a hand mixer. Add half of the whipped cream to the pudding. In a glass bowl, layer the pudding, Nilla wafers, bananas and whipped cream. Top with whipped cream and chopped nuts and refrigerate for three hours....

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How to Make Cacio e Pepe Chips

Bella Breakdown Cacio e pepe works on so many things. This chips recipe is just our latest obsession with using the whole flavor combination. Pour a bag of kettle – cooked potato chips onto a baking pan. Grate fresh pecorino cheese onto the chips, then bake at 425° for 4 minutes. Add more shaved pecorino and freshly ground black pepper and...

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These Women Want You to Know That Having a C-Section Doesn’t Mean You Failed at Giving Birth

Bella Breakdown Trust us, there’s no “right” way to give birth. Many women who give birth via C-section feel that they have failed in some way because they did not have the full experience of giving birth. Many words that women use to describe their feelings post C-section are ashamed, let down and disappointed. Some people feel there are bragging rights for describing how many hours you’re in labor, how many hours you pushed for and how it all happened. However, there are no prizes for being a superwoman in the delivery room. All that matters is that you...

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Morning Mantras To Make You Feel Instantly Powerful

Bella Breakdown In this episode of Body Image School with Sophie Tweed Simmons, we share some of our morning mantras with you! Body image is mostly mental, not physical. Feeling good about your body starts with a positive attitude toward yourself. Mantras are personal to yourself. Write them out on a piece of paper and hang them on your bathroom mirror. Say them every single day, at least twice before you leave the house in the morning. Start the day with positive thoughts about...

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