Thomas Jefferson vs. Antonin Scalia: an Immaculate Misconception

When a case comes to me, I don't do whatever I feel like doing. I have a standard. That standard is what would the people at the time the Constitution was enacted have said.     --Antonin Scalia, Speech at the University of Fribourg, March 8, 2008 Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ...
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Food Coma

Perfume PosseFood Coma My darlings – I got nuthin.  Nuthin’ but FOOD!!!  I had to hop over to a friend’s last night – she had emergency surgery  and her biggest fear was that she would starve to death during recovery! And I’m the… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseFood Coma
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Wearing Prints Brought Me Closer To My Mother & The Real Me

I grew up in the South — North Carolina to be exact – but I never exactly fit the stereotype of a Southern Belle. From an early age, I owned too much black for that. But I did own my fair share of clothing that could be described as the "southern look": think floral tops, cowboy boots, belts, flannel shirts, and jean shorts. But, primarily, think mid-length printed dresses paired with my previously mentioned cowboy boots to football games and class, with pumps to church and brunch, and with st...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, North Carolina, Chinatown, South, Lily Pulitzer, Christene Barberich, Connie Wang

How to Tell If You’re Actually in Love

When you know, you know: your heart will melt when you read these love stories.
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Incredible Before and After Photos of People Who Quit Drinking

The transformations are beyond incredible.
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Slay All Day - RuPaul's Drag Race Queens Are All Decked Out For Lush's Holiday Campaign

Lush is giving shoppers another gift this holiday season: RuPaul's Drag Race superstars started gracing the beauty brand's shop windows at the beginning of the month, serving seriously festive looks inspired by the fan-favorite Winter products. The holiday campaign, "Merry DRAGmas," features three iconic queens - Kim Chi, Detox, and Shea Couleé - in a series of fa la la la fabulous photo shoots. As you ponder what beauty gifts to bestow this season (or keep in your own cabinet), check out the q...
Tags: Gift Guide, Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, Rupaul's Drag Race, Lush, Rupaul, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty, Gifts Under $100, Gifts Under $50, Gifts Under $25, Bath Bomb, Beauty Gifts, Shea Couleé, Gifts Under $75

A Week in the Life of Everyone's Favorite Pimple Popper

It's basic beauty math: 50 million acne sufferers plus one brilliant dermatologist plus hundreds of explosive, can't-help-but-watch excavation videos equals Dr. Pimple Popper, an internet phenomenon with a whopping 4.5 million YouTube subscribers. Add in a hit TV series, two kids, and a skincare line called SLMD, and you're looking at the life of Dr. Sandra Lee, MD - who, as you might imagine, is busy as hell. "I feel like I have four jobs: a full-time, practicing board-certified dermatologis...
Tags: Acne, Beauty, Switzerland, Lee, Sandra Lee, Michelle Phan, Beauty Interview, Popsugar, Pimple, Pimple Popper

My Greasy Forehead Is No Match For This Brilliant Setting Powder

I'm a runner, and I don't just mean in the fitness sense of the word. I shamelessly run after public transportation. (There is no subway, bus, or cab I will not catch if I put my mind to it.) As a result, I can get a little sweaty before making it to my final destination, so I keep my bag stocked with face wipes, deodorant, and basically anything else I need to hide the evidence of my crazy commute. The problem I often face is when I'm already wearing makeup; it'll often smudge because of my su...
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These Are The Only Gloves You’ll Need All Winter

With the chilly winter weather starting to settle in, it’s now a requirement, not an optional fall privilege, to bundle up before you go about your day. Hats, scarves, gloves; they're no longer something you can leave behind so the ones we choose to wear might as well be as stylish as possible. Ever since the introduction of the smartphone, gloves are a bit more of a hassle to wear when you’re constantly taking them on and off to check your messages. While one solution has been the emergence of...
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‘I wanted everything’ – read an exclusive extract from Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming

In an excerpt from her book, the former first lady recalls her internal struggle with her identity in the first days of her marriageIt sounds a little like a bad joke, doesn’t it? What happens when a solitude-loving individualist marries an outgoing family woman who does not love solitude one bit?The answer, I’m guessing, is probably the best and most sustaining answer to nearly every question arising inside a marriage, no matter who you are or what the issue is: you find ways to adapt. If you’r...
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10 Holiday Party Pieces That Look (& Feel) Amazing

Velvet. Wool. Fringe. Tulle. If you haven't already jumped on the latest fashion bandwagon, buckle up, because crazy-cool textures like these are about to take over your wardrobe in full force this season. The eye-catching fabrics instantly elevate any standard silhouette (why wear black skinny jeans when you can wear a leather iteration?), plus these are the kinds of styles that feel just as amazing on as they look.So for all of you tactile trendsetters out there, we've rounded up 10 of our mo...
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15 Square-Toe Boots To Add To Your Closet This Winter

When Raf Simons rebranded Calvin Klein Collection to Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, there was a noticeable shift, both in the mindset of the line as well as in the clothing. One of the styles that has now become synonymous with the brand is the square-toe boot, a silhouette that's finally seeing the trickle down effect. In the continuous life cycle of fashion, the runway shoe has filtered through our favorite fast fashion shops and can now be found everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Amazon.Your standard ...
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This Dr. Pimple Popper Holiday Merch Is The Perfect Gag Gift

Chances are you remember the first time you were introduced to the phenomenon that is live-action pimple popping. You know, that moment when your friend, co-worker, cousin, or cool sister-in-law pulled up Dr. Pimple Popper's YouTube page, squealing: "Oh my gosh, you have to see this." Now, Dr. Sandra Lee and her pus-spewing videos are a household name, with a TLC television show, a pimple-popping board game, and an upcoming holiday special.Dr. Lee is also expanding her pimple empire to cover me...
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Trump's Body Language Reveals How He Feels About Journalists, Especially Women Of Color

President Trump has never made his contempt for the press a secret. In recent weeks, as the country has seen multiple mass shootings, a groundbreaking midterm election, and devastating wildfires, the president has used his platform to hammer home his belief that the greatest threat facing America is the "Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People."At a press conference last Wednesday, after the midterm election results revealed that Republicans would maintain control of the U.S. Senate but l...
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Seattle favorite kitchen store Mrs. Cook’s is closing

After more than four decades of supplying local cooks, the University Village staple will close in January — and yes, there will be a sale first.
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Nexxt is Proud to Combine Forces with Bridging The Gap to Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Careers

Nexxt is excited to announce our latest partnership with Bridging The Gap, which will support military members in finding career opportunities in the civilian job market.“We recognize the growing demand for veteran services and are committed to serving this community,” said Bill Fanning, Vice President of Diversity Services at Nexxt and US Army Veteran. “Our partnership with Bridging The Gap will not only allow us to expand our service offerings, but provide services for a group of people who ...
Tags: Careers, Workplace Culture, Niche Recruiting, New Recruitment Tools, Nexxt, Emily McKinney, US Army Veteran

I Got The Latest It Girl Hair Color — & Here's How It Looks

Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Never miss an episode by subscribing here.As soon as I decided to bleach my hair last year, people started warning me that once I did, I'd never want to go back to black. Since then, I've been three different colors: pink, purple, and now, blue. It sounds fun, but I have the breakage to show for it, from little wispies around my face t...
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Jaden Smith Announces He’s Dating ‘Tyler the Creator’ on Stage

Smith starts by saying, "I wanna tell you something.... Tyler doesn't want to say." Uh oh.
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It's Not Just You, Fleece Is Everywhere This Season

The fall collections have spoken and it looks like fleece is the word this season. We can't quite remember the last time we got excited over the teddy-like sweaters, save for when they made up half of our college uniform.Traditionally, the fuzzy popcorn-like material has belonged to photos from the '90s, all of upstate New York, avid hikers, and the many Manhattan dwelling bros that grace the feed of @midtownuniform. But after NYFW indie darling Sandy Liang debuted her line-up of fun fleeces (w...
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7 Exfoliating Shampoos That Aren't Nearly As Weird As You Might Think

There's a lot that feels counterintuitive about shampooing your hair with a chunky scrub. To start, the heavy oils used in some formulas seem as if they'd leave any texture a greasy mess — and we haven't even mentioned how odd it is to massage big ol' salty granules into your scalp. But stick with us here, because when properly formulated, hair scrubs actually do and feel quite the opposite.For one, chunks of salt or sugar quickly disintegrate with a rinse of warm water (rather than getting wed...
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Watch R29's Lucie Fink Try 5 Days Of Different Hairstyles

Branded - Pantene - TLWL: 5 Days of Great Hair We don't always realize it, but our hair affects our mood way more than we think. After finding out that only one in 10 women claims to feel like she has consistent good-hair days, R29's resident host Lucie Fink set out to see how changing up her styling routine would impact the way she feels. Does bringing her hair up and out of her face make her more productive at work? Will glittery space buns make her suddenly more spontaneous? Can a cool...
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How getting in sync with your partner can lead to increased intimacy and sexual desire

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
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Intimacy and sexual desire in couples can be heightened by this practice

Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship. None If you are walking side by side with someone, chances are your footsteps will eventually become synchronized. The same goes for intimate relationships, says a new research paper. Synchronizing with your significant other can direc...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Sex, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Body Language, Birnbaum, Desirability

When It Comes To Gender, Oslo Grace Is A Runway Shapeshifter

When transgender models began walking the runways — back in the '80s, mind you — they walked with confidence, like any other model, but they walked in stealth mode. The fashion industry had not yet embraced the reckoning we're witnessing today, which meant that transgender models who revealed their gender identity, or were "outed," did so at the risk of losing their careers. Thanks to a new wave of transgender pioneers, however, the modeling industry is changing. But the gender conversation is ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Victoria, Gucci, Grace, Oslo, L Brands, Andreas Rentz Getty, Francois Durand Getty

Makeup and Beauty Stocking Stuffers from $5 to $25

My favorite part of Christmas is digging through my Christmas stocking to see what my sister filled with it. My sister and I have a tradition of filling each other’s Christmas stockings with all sorts of fun beauty, makeup, and other goodies. Shower gel, deodorant, magazines, DVDs, lip balms, anything is game! I always have a rather fun time not only ripping into my own stocking but also selecting items to put in my sister’s stocking! This is why almost every year I tend to do a post about c...
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Can This Hyaluronic Acid Perfume Replace 1 of Your Skincare Steps?

"Moisturizing" and "fragrance" are two words that rarely go together, if ever. But the Ellis Brooklyn Myth Hydraparfum ($70) made it happen with its alcohol-free perfume oil that the brand promises will also hydrate your skin. I'll admit, I thought it was a hoax at first. When I pressed down on the perfume's spray pump, I was surprised to see it dispense a serum -like liquid onto my wrist. It was milky in color and thick enough that it didn't drip or move around on my skin - it just sat there ...
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Prada Goes Velvet: La Femme Velvet Edition, L'Homme Velvet Edition

Fashion houses often set out to entertain us by linking their fashion collections, materials, and styles with design details on their perfume bottles. We recently had the opportunity to learn about the new Atelier Prada line that offers a variety of bottle sleeve motifs inspired by different  Prada fashion collections.  The Prada Velvet Collection was a decadent and very bold-colored fashion an... Read full article: Prada Goes Velvet: La Femme Velvet Edition, L'Homme Velvet Edition from Fragr...
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It’s About Time EOS Dazzling Ruby And Lasting Hydration Lip And Cheek Tint Became a Thing!

It feels like EOS Dazzling Ruby And Lasting Hydration Lip And Cheek Tint ($4.99) is long overdue! Could this mark a moment a new world for EOS? Are they busting out of the Lip Sphere world and into the land of color cosmetics? Not quite yet but I have a funny feeling the introduction of a lip and cheek tint could lead to new shades in the future at the very least. I feel like they should have done this ages ago! With the evolution of chubby stick everything I’m surprised EOS didn’t think to...
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