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  • Princess Charlotte bears an uncanny resemblance to her royal relatives.
  • Not only does she look just like her mother Kate Middleton, she also has several of Queen Elizabeth II's facial features.
  • Her resemblance even goes back to her great-great-grandmother, the Queen Mother.

People can't stop talking about Princess Charlotte since Kensington Palace shared Kate Middleton's adorable photos of the 2-year-old heading to her first day of nursery school on Monday.

People also couldn't help but notice how similar Charlotte looks to her mother, especially since she was wearing a red coat that is very similar to the one Middleton wore during her 2014 visit to New Zealand.

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However Middleton isn't the only royal relative Charlotte bears a resemblance to, as people have also previously pointed out how similar Charlotte looks to her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Looking at the two side-by-side, it's clear to see how similar their smirks and eyes are to each other.

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Charlotte and Queen Elizabeth even had a striking resemblance when they were both babies.

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Her resemblance goes back even further than her great-grandmother, as she shares several of the late Queen Mother's facial features as well.

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She even has her great-great-grandmother's royal wave perfected along with her smile.

Middleton and Prince William are currently expecting their third child, so we'll soon see if the royal resemblance continues.

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  • Meghan Markle deleted all of her social media accounts on Tuesday.
  • She had previously shared photos of her dogs and travels.
  • None of the members of the royal family have their own accounts, so it was only a matter of time before hers disappeared.

Looking to follow Meghan Markle's royal outings and fashionable looks? You'll have to go to Kensington Palace's official social media accounts for that.

In a long-awaited move, Markle deleted her Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages on Tuesday. Markle also deleted her lifestyle blog The Tig in April.

Kensington Palace released a statement saying that the time had come, according to Us Weekly.

“Ms. Markle is grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years, however as she has not used them for some time, she has taken the decision to close them," the statement said.

Markle used to share photos of her travels to glamorous locations like St. Barts, Spain, and Iceland, as well as adorable snaps of her dogs. 

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None of the royals have their own individual social media accounts, so it was only a matter of time before Markle's disappeared. But it's definitely not the last we'll be seeing of her.  

Kensington Palace is already taking over with photos of her royal engagements with Prince Harry. The palace shared photos on the same day Markle deleted her social media accounts to show their visit to Reprezent Radio.

The official account has shared other photos of Markle since the news of her engagement to Prince Harry as well.

Markle's direct line with her fans was nice while it lasted, but royal life demands more distance in the form of strict royal protocol — even though she's been known to break it from time to time.

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  • A new IQ test from Playbuzz is making the rounds on the internet.
  • The questions range from math equations to word scrambles.
  • Some people's results show they have a "genius brain," but not everyone thinks it's easy.

How smart do you think you are? A new IQ test might be able to help you assess your skills — or at least how much basic algebra you've retained since middle school.

Written by Playbuzz contributor Lisette Voytko and picked up by The Daily Mail, the 15-question quiz includes arithmetic as well as logic and language puzzles.

Question number four asks if you can figure out which number is not like the others.

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Number six is a classic word problem.

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And this riddle about the days of the week can confuse even the most organized calendar keepers.

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The quiz has been stumping people across the internet — though some have earned the coveted "giant genius brain" score. 

Think you're up for the challenge? You can take the full quiz here

Keep scrolling if you want to see the answers to the questions above.

The number 47632 is the only option without the number one in it.

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Setting this world problem up as algebraic equations 4a + 6b = 1.56 and 9a + 7b = 2.60 can help you solve it.

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And this tricky question is a simple matter of logic. week skitch

Work backwards from Monday:

  • Two days after Monday is Wednesday.
  • The day immediately after Wednesday is Thursday.
  • Two days after Thursday is Saturday.
  • Three days after Saturday is Tuesday.
  • The answer is Tuesday!

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There's a reason the term "adulting" has gained so much popularity in recent years. The term has elicited passionate op-eds arguing that it undermines young adults' skill-sets (especially women) and that it makes simple tasks like cooking dinner or buying groceries seem self-congratulatory — but the sentiment behind it is easy to understand.

For many of us in our 20s and 30s, we feel less "together" than our predecessors. Millennials have taken on 300% more student debt than our parents, and are only half as likely to own a home as young adults were in 1975. In the traditional sense, we don't feel as grown-up as we are supposed to.

Still, despite the fact that my life often feels like it's close to chaos at any moment, there are a thousand small ways in which I reclaim the term "adult" in my everyday life.

Here are eight signs your life might be more "together" than you think.

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You make the time to vote.

Regardless of whether you have a ten-year plan or even know what a 401k is, taking the time to vote in elections (yes, even local ones) is a sign that you’re an adult.

Only 61% of people — and only 50% of millennials — voted in the 2016 presidential election. That number is even lower in non-presidential election years. 

Being an active and engaged citizen makes a big difference, and shows you're grown up. 

You lean into your guilty pleasures.

Whatever brings respite or even a passing moment of pleasure in 2017 is valid – no matter how trivial.

Although you may not think bingeing reality TV is a "hobby," a study claimed that when people find something they're really passionate about, it can help them relieve stress and live a happier life. 

Whether you stan Ariana Grande with all the fervency of a 12-year-old at the Jingle Ball or prefer young adult romance novels to James Joyce, staying strong and unabashed in what makes you happy is something adults struggle with their entire lives.



You know approximately how much money is in your bank account.

A 2016 poll found that nearly a third of young adults in the UK are afraid to check their account balance.

Even if the mere act of logging into your bank app is enough to make you start to break out in hives, pressing the button to find out exactly how much you spent at the bar last night is both mature and necessary (and much, much harder than it sounds.)

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10 stunning photos that were taken at the perfect time

by Talia Lakritz

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Whether it's years of practice as a professional photographer or dumb luck, fractions of a second can make the difference between an iconic photo and a blurry outtake. 

These pictures were timed perfectly with fascinating and often poignant results.

Keep scrolling to see 10 photos that were taken at exactly the right moment.

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A statue on the roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris looks like it's reaching out to touch the supermoon.

The moon's orbit around the Earth isn't a perfect circle — it's an ellipse, which means its distance from the Earth varies. A supermoon happens once or twice a year when the moon's orbit brings it closest to the Earth.

Photographing a supermoon properly can take years of planning, and on December 14, 2016, Reuters photographer Christian Hartmann angled his shot perfectly to show a statue atop the Notre-Dame in Paris appearing to touch the large, looming orb.

In a photo worthy of a gold medal, the full moon rose through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympics.

This photo of the moon creating a sixth ring in the Olympic logo went viral during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, garnering thousands of retweets. Many also joked about the International Olympic Committee's strict policies about protecting the Olympic logo.

"Moon taken to court by IOC for violating Olympic brand ban," Twitter user Jon Holmes wrote.

This photo of Usain Bolt smiling as he raced ahead to win the Men's 100-Meter Semifinals at the 2016 Rio Olympics became one of Reuters' most-liked Instagram photos of the year.

Photographer Kai Pfaffenbach explained how he got the incredible shot.

"When Usain Bolt prepared for his 100m semi-final I decided to play with slow shutter speed for that race," he told Reuters. "I set my camera (shutter speed) to a 50th of a second and was waiting for the moment when he passed my position. At the very right moment he looked to his left with the proud smile and my first thought was: 'hopefully I got this sharp.' Well, I've been a lucky bunny in this case but I still would not have imagined at this moment that this picture would go viral and get worldwide recognition."

You can see more of Reuters' most-liked Instagram photos from 2016 here.

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Sunday, January 7 marked the conclusion of the 2018 US Figure Skating Championships — the final chance for the country's best skaters to show off their skills ahead of the Winter Olympics. By the time the competition ended, US Figure Skating had nominated 14 athletes to its 2018 Olympic team: three women, three men, and one pair for figure skating, plus three pairs for ice dancing

Here's a quick look at all the skaters who'll be hitting the ice in PyeongChang, South Korea, when the Winter Games begin on February 9. 

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Bradie Tennell, 19, was the surprise winner of the women's competition.

Bradie Tennell was a "virtual unknown" mere months ago, according to Team USA. Now she's headed to PyeongChang.

Tennell won the junior national figure skating championship back in 2015, but later suffered stress fractures in her back that kept her from training, the New York Times reports. In November 2017, Tennell re-emerged to skate in her first-ever international competition — and took third place. Her winning streak continued into January, when she became the 2018 US champion


Mirai Nagasu, 24, is an Olympic veteran.

After finishing fourth at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, Mirai Nagasu made a bid for the Sochi games in 2014. She finished third at the US championships that year, but she was left off the team in favor of fourth-place finisher Ashley Wagner, Team USA reports. It was a controversial decision, but it didn't stop Nagasu from trying again. 

"It's like getting into university," she told the New York Times. "If you don't get in the first time, what are you going to do, not apply again? No, you keep applying until you make it happen."

That persistence paid off: Nagasu placed second at the 2018 US championships and was selected for the 2018 team. 

Karen Chen will be the youngest woman on the Olympic figure skating team.

Karen Chen finished in first place at the US championships last year. This year, she placed third.

"My dream. My goal. My everything. IT. Happened," she wrote on Twitter, after she clinched a spot on the Olympic team. 

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No royal woman's outfit is complete without the perfect accessories — and Kate Middleton has been giving us major hat inspiration ever since she joined the royal family.

Middleton usually chooses to let her hats do the talking, opting for muted colors with intricate designs by milliners such as Jane Taylor. However, the Duchess of Cambridge is known to switch it up every now and then with bold colors and a fresh new designer.

In celebration of January's National Hat Day and Middleton's 36th birthday on January 9, here's a look at some of the Duchess' most stylish hats over the years.

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One of Middleton's earliest headpieces was this black and brown feathered fascinator by Vivien Sheriff Millinery she wore in February 2011.

She wore the subtle look a few months before she married Prince William in April 2011.

In June 2011, two months after the royal wedding, Middleton stepped out wearing this beige fascinator with a swirled ribbon detail.

It's a classic example of Middleton's penchant for subtle, refined accessories.

Middleton wore this slightly larger than usual black hat designed by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. in June 2011.

The hat featured a wide, inverted brim and a circular feather detail in the center.

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Winter definitely has its pros. You get to wear cozy sweaters, drink lots of hot chocolate, and have a really good excuse to rewatch "Love Actually" for the 1,000th time. One of the biggest downsides? The season can be unforgivably harsh on the skin.  Brisk winds and freezing temperatures are pretty much recipe for a dry, patchy disaster.

Thankfully, there are a few key tricks to giving your dehydrated skin some TLC. Here’s the biggest winter skincare don’ts — and some major winter skincare do’s.

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Avoid taking long, hot showers.

There is nothing more enjoyable than hopping in a hot shower when it's freezing out. Unfortunately, you're actually drying out your skin in the process. Dehydrated skin is not only unpleasant to deal with, but can lead to more serious side effects down the road.

"Very dry skin, if not reversed, can progress to skin inflammation and eczema," Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine, explained.

Opt for short, lukewarm showers, and make sure to apply moisturizer after you're done. The lotion will help lock in your skin's natural moisture, even when you're stuck trudging through some seriously harsh winter winds.

Exfoliate — to a point.

Exfoliating has a lot of important skincare benefits. It sloughs away dead skin cells and can help brighten up a dull complexion. If you’re already experiencing dehydrated winter skin, though, you’ll want to go easy on that vigorous scrubbing. Too much exfoliating can strip the skin of its natural moisture, and make a dry face even drier.

Use a moisturizing face wash as part of your primary skin washing routine, and aim to exfoliate once a week during winter, according to

Face oils won’t help with dryness.

There’s nothing wrong with slathering on some extra face oil during the winter. If your complexion is looking extra irritated and dry, the oils can definitely give you a nice, glowy boost.

But these oils don’t actually do much in the way of moisturizing because your face won’t fully absorb them.  You’ll need an actual moisturizer for that, according to The Cut.

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  • Paris Hilton and her fiance Chris Zylka were spotted at LAX as they headed home.
  • Her driver accidentally forgot Zylka at the airport, driving off and ending in a viral video.
  • Now Paris is responding with the whole story and fans are loving it.

When you're a "normal" person, your embarrassing moments are kept just between you and whoever happens to be around at that time. But when you're engaged to one of the most famous women in the world, suddenly those moments get a lot more public. 

Paris Hilton's fiance Chris Zylka learned that the hard way after becoming the star of a recent viral video in which he was left at the curb while Hilton's driver sped off. 

Hilton and Zylka were spotted leaving LAX on the night of Thursday, January 4, when of course, the usual paparazzi cameras caught them heading back into town. There was a ton of commotion because duh, Paris Hilton.

In a video from the DailyMail, the couple approached their car amidst camera flashes, stashed their luggage, and Hilton got into the vehicle. Her driver shut the door for her and sped off into the Hollywood night.

One little problem here … the driver forgot Chris Zylka.

Luckily, Zylka didn't have to call Uber. Hilton stepped onto Twitter to say it was the flashes and commotion that left him unable to track down both of his riders

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"The driver thought he was in the car with us," she wrote with a face-palm emoji. "He didn't realize with all the cameras & commotion. As soon as he sped off, I said "You left my Fiance!!" Then he backed his car up right away & got him within a few seconds. #Beyond."

Fans agreed that it was a relatable occurrence and common mistake, though some were more amused than others.

We've all forgotten something at some point, this moment just so happened to be caught on camera. Luckily, in the end, Hilton and Zylka are all good, despite the brief mix-up.

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The 2018 Golden Globes were full of surprises. From the list of winners, which included a few shocks, to the some of the more scathing jokes in host Seth Meyers' opening monologue, there were several moments of total "wait, what!?"

But even more surprising than the wins or laughs were the more stirring, powerful moments that made us think.

This year's Golden Globes were emotionally charged before they even began, particularly because of the actresses on the red carpet taking a stand against sexual assault and harassment by wearing black, as well as the overwhelming and encouraging support for the Time's Up initiative.

On the red carpet and during the show, there were so many moments that really conveyed even more strength, integrity, and empowerment, all of which resonated and inspired beyond the confines of stage or screen. These five moments from the 75th annual Golden Globes were not only powerful, they were history-making.

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Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech.

Oprah Winfrey has never had a problem breaking barriers before and the 2018 Golden Globes definitely continued that tradition.

Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. Demille Award for her lifetime of achievements in entertainment, including her accomplishments on her talk show as well as her acting roles and the shows on her TV network. She became the first black woman to accept the award, marking a new high in the battle for representation.

Her speech did not disappoint and in fact, it left the audience stunned. Though many won awards, it seems Oprah Winfrey just plain won the whole show.

Not only did she tell the heartbreaking story of Recy Taylor, Winfrey also expressed the importance of everyone's individual stories and how one could use their legacy to make a difference.

"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men, but their time is up. Their time is up," Winfrey said. "And I just hope — I just hope — that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on."

Winfrey also said that a “new day is on the horizon,” a message giving hope to so many that the much-needed change not only in Hollywood but in the nation as a whole, is coming.

Natalie Portman’s expert call-out.

Usually, presenters' lines tend to feel more than a little bit scripted, but Natalie Portman changed the game with her very own moment as a presenter in the spotlight.

Ron Howard joined Portman on the Golden Globes stage to present the award for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's choice of the Best Director.

Before she listed the nominations, Portman made a simple point in a way that was both hilarious and biting, leaving even the nominees shocked.

"And here are the all-male nominees," Portman said as the screen cut to the directors.

Portman's statement comes after a large amount of blowback at the HFPA's choices for its all-male directorial nominees. They seemed to have forgotten Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins, and Dee Rees, all of whom were responsible for largely-applauded works over the past year.

Sterling K. Brown’s acceptance speech.

Sterling K. Brown has stolen hearts in the role of Randall Pearson on "This Is Us" and he was recognized at this year's awards for his performance.

Brown won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a drama series, marking the first win by an African-American man in the award show's history, according to E!.

His acceptance speech spoke to the need for even more roles for actors of color, as well as his gratitude for his own opportunity on "This Is Us."

"The fact that Dan Fogelman crafted someone who is African American on purpose right — like it wasn't just like, 'Maybe we can plug in a black guy or a Latino guy, but this guy was written to be African American and I've benefited a great deal from color-blind casting, but how much sweeter is it to be seen?" Brown said. "To be seen, to be appreciated, to be respected for what I bring to the table as an African American male, as an African American actor."

He continued, "It is when we dismiss someone's humanity that it becomes easy for us to eradicate them, so the fact that this man Randall Pearson is so real and is so beloved by his family, his white family, his black family — I think when people see him in their homes and recognize his humanity then the next time they see someone who looks like him, it becomes that much more difficult to dismiss that individual. That makes me happy."


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Adult acne. Just when you thought you were a grownup, a big zit makes an appearance right above your lip on date night. It’s puberty all over again, but how can it be? Why is it that you still get acne past your younger years?

The reality is that your everyday habits are having a bigger effect on your skin that you may realize i.e. your diet, makeup routine, and where you sleep.

Here are 8 things you may be doing (or not doing) that are affecting your skin.

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You’re not watching your diet

There are certain foods that cause acne than others due to their ability to raise blood sugar levels more quickly. According to Healthline, when you have high blood sugar, it releases insulin and too much of this hormone causes your glands to produce more oil and voila—acne.

"The latest studies show a direct correlation between people following a Western diet (high calorie uptake, high glycemic load, high fat and meat intake) and acne-pro skin," Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, FAAD, board-certified dermatologist in Beverly Hills and Clinical Instructor at USC, told INSIDER.

Another acne-causing factor is skipping meals. Your body needs certain nutrients for your body to thrive each day so when you miss meals, you’re losing out on the nutrients that make your skin glow, according to Stylecaster.

Health and Wellness Expert Caleb Backe told INSIDER to avoid processed foods like chips, soda, ice cream, dairy, bread, and milk chocolate. Instead, replace these foods by incorporating plenty of vegetables, protein, and healthy fats into your diet.

You’re using your smartphone for too long

Your phone screen is already home to dirt and bacteria, according to TIME. And if you've just been on the phone for over an hour, sweat has built up on your screen too, which is just asking for breakouts, according to Cosmopolitan.

Make sure to regularly disinfect your phone screen to avoid the spread of germs onto your face, Dr. Mirela Mitan, CEO and founder of MMXV INFINITUD, told INSIDER. Another idea is to go handsfree whenever possible by using headphones or Bluetooth.

You’re too stressed

A very common catalyst for acne is stress, according to Dr. Shainhouse. Acne flares can be triggered by emotional stresses, she told INSIDER, that result in cortisol spikes. She recommended finding time in your schedule to meditate, work out, or some way in which you can relax.

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