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Live Like Zelda & F. Scott Fitzgerald By Staying In Their Home

For any fan of literature or the swinging Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda Fitzgerald are the stuff of legend. Movies and television abound bring the pair’s antics to life, but now you can truly immerse yourself by booking a stay at their family home in Montgomery, Alabama. Travel + Leisure reports that the home opened to the public on Airbnb in April, meaning you can be one of the firsts to take advantage of the one of a kind experience. The breathtaking grounds where the couple wr...
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A Week In New York City On A $70,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a programmer working in tech who makes $70,000 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on a white orchid.Occupation: ProgrammerIndustry: TechAge: 23Location: New York, NYSalary: $70,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,955Monthly ExpensesRent:...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Boston, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Broadway, Manhattan, Health Insurance, Vancouver, Melinda Gates, Times Square, Lululemon, Sinead O Connor, HSA


The Break With Michelle Wolf Lacks Her Bite — But It Has Potential

Hot off of her controversial White House Press Association appearance, Michelle Wolf has launched a new talk show on Netflix. In The Break with Michelle Wolf, the former Daily Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers writer puts herself center stage, quite literally.The show’s set is basically Ellen after dark. Where Ellen’s set is light and white, Michelle’s is a soothing navy blue meant to invoke the time just after the sun goes down. In her introduction, Wolf greets the audience by saying “good ...
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These Plus-Size Jeans Have Already Sold Out — Twice

You never want something until you can't have it. So, each week in The Sell-Out, we're getting the scoop from your favorite retailers on what's selling like crazy. Watch this space to find out what everyone's buying, sign up for wait lists, and keep tabs on restocks.If there's anything the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants taught us, it's that jeans can be a surprise. What might look amazing on the rack could end up disappointing once you try them on, while a style you had previously brushed of...
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Meet The Instagram-Famous Face Oil That's Worth All The Hype

Does the world really need another face oil? My guess would be no. I mean, if even I, a stickler for velvety creams, have landed on a couple of oils elegant enough to make a convert out of me (Pestle & Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil turns a nightly retinoid ritual into a much more gentle experience, and Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra Clarifying Face Oil feeds my skin breakout-fighting salicylic acid without sucking it dry), then certainly the 1,600-or-so options on Sephora’s site alone are enoug...
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Jade Bird Is Serious About Being A Feminist Role Model

Jade Bird talks faster than nearly any artist I've spoken with in a long time. Our connection lags a little and her dense British accent means I miss a word here and there, but her passion and the sense of self-confidence she exudes, even over the phone, keeps my ear glued tightly to the receiver while we speak. I don't want to miss a bit of what she's got to say.I've heard Bird's breakout hit "Lottery" a lot on my local NPR station, which I listen to religiously while driving around town. It h...
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Jessica’s Story On 13 Reasons Why Highlights How #MeToo Is Different For WOC

Warning: Light spoilers ahead for season 2 of 13 Reasons Why.At the end of season 1 of 13 Reasons Why Jessica Davis (Alisha Boe) confessed to her father that she’d been sexually assaulted. Season 2 of the series, which picks up five months after the events of the first, finds Jessica struggling to move on as a survivor once she returns to school. And through Boe’s powerful performance, her storyline highlights how the road to justice and healing is often more difficult for women of color.Olivia...
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Beach Bound? Don't Forget These Under-$100 Essentials

Every year, we count down the days until it’s beach season yet again. The wait is finally over, and we’re promptly planning all of our sandy days in the sun. But before we slather on the sunscreen and lay out our towels, Macy’s wants to make sure we’ve got every beach essential taken care of — and at an affordable price no less. Below, click through all the pieces you need for your next vacation, from a colorful tasseled woven bag to a ‘gram-worthy one-piece. .storydeck{ position: relative; ...
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A Week In Boston, MA, On A $47,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a communication specialist working in higher education who makes $47,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Orange Sticks.Occupation: Communication SpecialistIndustry: Higher EducationAge: 26Location: Boston...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, Craigslist, Pinterest, California, Boston, Netflix, Netherlands, Boston Marathon, Vancouver, Annie, Fiji, Joe, Homegoods, Lizzo


Weekend Plans? Take These 6 Tiny Hot Tools With You

Traveling anywhere that doesn't warrant a checked bag means ditching your full-size beauty products for teeny-tiny samples that last approximately two uses. These downsized options do come in handy when vacation creeps up on you before you've had a chance to decant your shampoo, but what do you do about the other beauty necessities on your checklist that aren't so easily shrunk?Those sample sizes will serve you just fine through a long weekend, but packing your flat iron and blowdryer that weig...
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About That Hateful Conduct: Spotify Plans To Add XXXTentacion Back To Playlists

Less than two weeks after announcing a hate content and hateful conduct policy, Spotify will reportedly roll back their previously announced plan to remove XXXTentacion from playlists. The company has already informed record label executives, managers, and artists that he will be added back to promotional playlists, Bloomberg reports. XXX, along with R. Kelly, was removed from all promoted playlists as a reaction to abuse allegations. Both deny the charges. There are currently no plans to promo...
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USC President Resigns After Pattern Of Sexual Abuse At Campus Health Center Emerges

University of Southern California’s president, C.L. Max Nikias, has agreed to resign following a faculty-led petition which asserted he no longer had the “moral authority to lead” after he failed to protect students from a pervasive pattern of sexual abuse at the campus health center, reports the New York Times.The petition was spearheaded by Ariela Gross, a law professor at USC, and quickly gained nearly 500 signatures from students, faculty, and alumni after it came out that a 2016 internal i...
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New Music This Week: Zayn Gets Emo, J.Lo Gets Dinero & More

Zayn "Entertainer"Zayn is back at it with those Gigi Hadid lookalike vibes and a Bonnie and Clyde story that doesn't quite have an ending in the "Entertainer" video. The music feels a bit listless, like this is going to be a transitional period in his career. I'm fine with slowing it down, but you gotta keep some fire in it. Sad Zayn has his own appeal though, the wistfulness has serious Robert Smith/mid-period The Cure vibes. Jennifer Lopez feat. DJ Khaled and Cardi B "Dinero"Here's why thi...
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A Week In Vancouver, BC, On A $39,500 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a key account specialist working in apparel manufacturing and marketing who spends some of her money this week on a sandwich from Subway. Editor's note: All prices have been converted to U.S. dollars.Occupation: Key Account SpecialistIndustry: Apparel...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Texas, California, Adidas, Canada, Vancouver, States, Alberta, Taco Bell, Denny, Kelowna, Cardi, Cali, Perrier, Step Brothers


The Best Concealers For Dark Skin Tones

People aren't hashtagging their selfies #wokeuplikethis with nearly as much vigor anymore. Truthfully, no one wakes up looking like an Amaro filter was washed over their face — that's what concealers are for.Even if you choose not to use a base, a few swipes in the right places is like your own personal cheat code to flawlessness. For example, one line along the bridge of your nose instantly lengthens your profile. And drawing triangles beneath your eyes? It could make any skeptic think that yo...
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These Women Are Speaking Up About Mental Health & Paving The Way For Others

The conversation surrounding mental health has reached a tipping point. While there's still a lot to be said, recent headlines prove mental illness is less of a closeted topic now than ever before. With one in every five Americans currently living with a mental illness, it's about time advocates, community groups, celebrities, and lawmakers alike joined forces to finally remove the stigma. In fact, studies suggest increased support, awareness, and accessibility to proper care combined are key t...
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The Long-Weekend Beauty Sales About To Take All Your Money

The first long weekend of the summer is officially here. But if you're not spending it at the beach or, you know, on a cheap flight to Italy, we've got your next-best option: sales, sales, and more sales.If your closet is already full and your roommate might move out if you buy one more rug from Target, go for the beauty deals this weekend. In search of a new skin-care routine, go-to curling iron, or makeup-removing wipes bought in bulk? These brands have you covered.Ahead, the best discounted ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Paris, Italy, Bha, Paula, Ulta, Black Opal, Mustela, Epionce Master


An Unarmed Teacher Helped Stop The Indiana Middle School Shooting

Science teacher Jason Seaman wrestled away the gun from the shooter at Noblesville West Middle School in Indiana on Friday morning, parents and students told the Indianapolis Star. Seaman and a 13-year-old girl suffered gunshot wounds, with their condition as of yet unclear.The suspect, a male student, is currently in custody and a criminal investigation is underway, said Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt. The Indy Star is following the incident live.In a press conference on Friday afternoo...
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How Japanese Women At Internment Camp Made Their Clothes Their Own

“Oh yeah, I think we have some of those somewhere,” my mom said when I asked her about what I’d seen at the San Jose Japanese American museum.I was 20 years old and an undergrad at UC Berkeley at the time. My Asian American studies class had just visited the museum and, although it wasn’t the focus of the trip, a glass case filled with hand-carved wooden pins stuck with me. Many were in the shape of birds, and all of them were delicately beautiful; they looked like something that would be sold ...
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15 Skorts That Will Change Your Mind About The Skirt-Short Hybrid

Skorts. How many puns can you say referring to one garment? Party in the front, business in the back; the best of both worlds; “Look, it’s actually shorts! *strikes a pose*. But long story short, skorts are just as versatile as all their many puns.Now before you have flashbacks of the envelop-fold skorts every blogger seemed to own around 2012 – 2014, allow us to present you with the skort 2.0. Because compared to its past iterations, these shorts-and-skirt combinations now opt for more incogni...
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The One Thing You Should Do During This Month’s Full Moon

At 10:20 a.m. EDT next Tuesday, the moon will reach fullness, marking yet another May Flower Moon, as this month's full moon is known among nature-based faiths. Spiritually speaking, it's considered an excellent time to tend to your most cherished (and promising) endeavors. Plus this year the Flower Moon will take place in fiery Sagittarius, a sign known for its vim, vigor, and vivacious attitude — if there's a better lunar event to kick off summer a little early, we haven't heard of it.And if ...
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How Many Flowers Did Kim Kardashian Send Chrissy Teigen? Too Many

We’ve been following the Kardashians on social media for years now, which means we’ve scrolled past our fair share of over-the-top flower arrangements, courtesy of Jeff Leatham. We’ve seen mounds of flowers shaped into hearts, skulls, and paw prints — and flowers arranged to spell out names and titles like "Mommy." However, we recently spotted what was unmistakably one of Leathem’s signature bouquets on an Insta grid of a celebrity that does not bear the K.K. or K.J. initials.On Wednesday, Chri...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, Kris Jenner, Luna, Insta, Joey Lawrence, Teigen, Kardashian Jenner, Stormi, Chrissy Tiegen, Lathem, Leatham, Jeff Leatham


13 Hair-Removal Products That Actually Work

While we’re firm believers that you don’t need to be hairless to live your best life, that doesn't necessarily mean you won't give some thought to your leg stubble as the temps creep up. But all that time and money spent on maintenance can add up to the cost of a small vacation by the time summer is over. So, to help you out, we’ve rounded up the best at-home beauty must-haves for managing body and facial hair like a total pro.Whether you want to bleach your peach fuzz, take it all off from hea...
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6 Travel Hacks That’ll Make Your Life So Much Easier

If you’re a self-proclaimed modern nomad, then you probably know a thing or two about traveling efficiently — whether it’s the best money-savers for booking your international vacay or packing methods that’ll free up precious space in your carry-on (read: for that third pair of shoes). Many strategies require hours of research, restricting your travel to only certain days of the week, or even *gasp* seeking out multipurpose beauty products (which, let's be real, are never as good as your go-tos...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Turkey, Italy, Portland, Airbnb, Kelly Agnew, Alison Ives, Lucy Meilus, Anna Lauren Tufekci


"Ladies Get Sued": How A Civil Rights Law Could End Women-Only Events

Claire Wasserman says she had never heard of men’s rights activists until she was sued by those affiliated with one group last fall. Now she’s well-informed about the world of incels, MGTOW ("mig-tow," Men Going Their Own Way who want as little as possible to do with women), and some of the determined individuals around the country who believe her work is sexist — and illegal.Wasserman founded Ladies Get Paid 18 months ago to provide salary education and professional advancement tools for women...
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You Won't Believe How Much Kim Kardashian West Has Changed

Today, Kim Kardashian is one of America's top beauty influencers. In fact, some could argue she's the most influential figure in the beauty industry. If tomorrow she decided to wear eyeshadow on her knees — and we're not saying she hasn't already, anything is possible in 2018 — it would make national news.The truth is, Kim K. has had quite the beauty journey. There were flat-ironed extensions and matchy-matchy makeup. Highly manicured brows and colorful eyeshadows. And of course, the contoured,...
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15 Summer Moisturizers That Won't Make You Sweat Your Face Off

Call us fickle, but those hyper-rich moisturizers that we absolutely swear by during the winter months? Like cashmere sweaters and our favorite over-the-knee boots, they’re starting to feel stifling now that the weather has warmed up. Forget the fact that we may have spent a small fortune on a fancy cream — our skin feels straight-up sticky in it. In fact, the whole idea of using moisturizer can seem counterintuitive as we do our best to mattify our complexions. Do we even need to hydrate at al...
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The Privacy Updates You're Getting Are Just A Reminder Of Everything You Should Delete

Your privacy is important to us.FYI: Privacy changes.Our privacy promise to you.Yes, like you, my inbox is jam packed with emails alerting me about privacy policy updates from dozens of companies, apps, and services — many of which I don't even remember subscribing to in the first place. It's a perfect storm of obnoxious messages threatening to eclipse the equally large number of ones about Memorial Day sales.Why the sudden flood of notifications you know you should probably read, but will inst...
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Say Sayonara To Boring Workwear With This Suit Trend

Today's nearly 90 degree forecast is a sure sign that we've finally put the colder pastures behind us. While the return of summer brings with it bare legs, long weekends, and a boat load of sales, the sweltering heat outside also means freezing A/C in the office. It's a game trying to navigate acclimating to both temperatures while simultaneously wearing HR-approved workwear. Thankfully, this season's latest business casual trend may solve all your style mysteries. Join us as we welcome back th...
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The Top Summer Essentials According To Instagram

Instagram has become synonymous with this era's fashion industry success. From the rise of influencers blurring the lines of who exactly decides the trends, to legacy brands finding new means of storytelling and creatively pushing their vision, to new and Indie brands being given a free marketing platform to thrive on in an otherwise cutthroat and expensive world, Instagram has become the place to source out what's "in." Which is why every new season (which in the world of Instagram now occurs ...
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