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Tax Day...may your taxes be filed and the odds ever in your favor.

News of the Day:

ESSENCE's 45th anniversary May issue is celebrating some of the boldest, most influential storytellers of the moment. Shonda Rhimes, Debbie Allen, Ava DuVernay, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae cover the issue and discuss how they have come to achieve their wild success in the entertainment industry.

+ It's easy to get Coachella style on a low budget thanks to Sophie Simmons (daughter of KISS' Gene) and her latest clothing collection inspired by women in the music world. Bonus: each piece is under $100.

+ Urban Outfitters and Squarespace want you to quit your day job—if you're a budding entrepreneur or designer, at least. Their Dreamers + Doers start-up contest will give one winner the funds to turn their dreams into reality.

+ J.K. Rowling has a new book out—sort of. The author has released an illustrated book that contains the text of her 2008 Harvard Commencement Speech titled Very Good Lives. The slim book retails for $15—but before you go complaining, just know that the proceeds benefit financial aid at Harvard and Lumos, Rowling's nonprofit that works to protect children worldwide from institutionalization. 

Justin Bieber and friends (Ariana Grande, Lance Bass, Kendall Jenner, and more) made a lip dub video of Carly Rae Jepson's latest, "I Really Like You" in an attempt to embed the song forever in our brains.

Deal of the Day:

Grab some spring beauty picks and get 20% off your purchase at Tarte with the code APRIL.

Advice of the Day:

"Teamwork is the most important thing, respecting everyone’s space and time. That never gets old when you work with good people." - Amanda Seyfried

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