12 questions for Drag Race All Star and World AIDS Day Ambassador Manila Luzon

We chatted with the queen who looks equally good in and out of drag on in-home HIV testing, her role models, and how she stays fit and healthy when she's constantly on the go.
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20% Off At Sephora

VIB and Rouge can get 20% off at with promo code 9M87HCF58G. Enjoy! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... Still Time To Take 20% Off Your Sephora Order! Go On Do Another Order!Juice Beauty Friends and Family SaleToo Faced Friends and Family 20% Off 2015Get 20% Off at Ulta The post 20% Off At Sephora appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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The School of Connection Podcast Interview

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rana Olk, founder and host of The School of Connection podcast. We talked about America’s loneliness epidemic, the factors contributing to loneliness, global trends in loneliness and connection, and how to become more connected in your community. Listen to our full conversation. The post The School of Connection Podcast Interview appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.
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The ACLU Raises Concerns Over Taylor Swift’s Facial Recognition Concert Surveillance

When you go to a Taylor Swift concert, you might expect your face to show up in the background of a crowd selfie (or a thousand). You might not expect to have pictures of your face analyzed in real time by Swift’s security team.Rolling Stone reported that concertgoers at Swift’s May 18 Rose Bowl concert had their identities scanned by sophisticated facial recognition technology embedded in a large screen playing concert clips. Faces were compared to a database of Swift’s known stalkers, as a se...
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Karamo Brown thinks ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is ‘problematic as f*ck’

Karamo Brown is not so peachy-keen, if you will, about Call Me By Your Name.
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A Week In Minneapolis, MN, On A $20,000 Income

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 baker who makes $20,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a blackberry muffin.Occupation: BakerIndustry: Food ServiceAge: 27Location: Minneapolis, MNSalary: $20,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $630-$670Monthly ExpensesRent: $525Gym: ...
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9 Tips for Anyone to Save the Ocean

Harmful waste affects everyone on this planet. It also harms the ocean’s acidic levels either directly or indirectly. Until you take a closer look, you might not see it overtly. Rest assured, waste is there. Luckily, we still have time to do something about it. Try these easy suggestions and you’ll be a living example of part of the solution. When you do, you might just change the world.  1. Give Your Old Electronics to Charity Electronic waste fills our landfills. Your outdated el...
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Obamacare Was Ruled Unconstitutional By A Federal Court — But You Can Still Get Coverage

Texas-based federal judge Reed O’Connor ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional on Friday, just one day before the ACA enrollment deadline in most states. The ruling would strike down popular ACA reforms such as compulsory coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and the extension of coverage to adults under 26 under their parents’ insurance plans, and potentially mean 17 million Americans could lose their healthcare.The timing has brought the future of the ACA into question, as ...
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The Famous Double G — All About Gucci

The Famous Double G — All About Gucci The name alone is enough to conjure images of the famed double G logo and sleek, timeless accessories. Yet Gucci is so much more. The Italian luxury fashion house is a Florentine dream, rife with ready-to-wear creations that are wearable off the runway — along with those glamorous pieces that solidify the brand’s reputation as a high-design powerhouse. Also noteworthy is the composition of iconic brand’s celebrity fan base. It reads like a who’s who of the e...
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How This Brooklynite Reinvented Her Historic Brownstone Apartment

In Refinery29's Sweet Digs , we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, in partnership with HP, boutique owner Kai Avent-deLeon shows off her Brooklyn brownstone. Branded - Sweet Digs - HP Folio Modern luxury apartment complexes have their perks, but any New Yorker — whether lifelong or a transplant — knows the magic of a brownstone: the original moldings, the hardwood floors, the homey feeling that you just can't seem to replicate in a ...
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Memers lament as Tumblr’s impending ban on adult content draws nearer

Monday, December 17, 2018 will be a day that lives in infamy... At least, for people who rely on Tumblr for porn.
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How one proud mom’s tweet about her teenage drag queen son went viral

Brett's mom, Randi, couldn't be prouder of her son, whose drag ambitions started when he first got his hands on his sister's tutu at age four.
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8 Business Leaders Who Trained as Accountants

Have you ever considered training or a career in accountancy? It can definitely be a daunting thing to think of, but accountancy can provide some of the most essential building… Read more » The post 8 Business Leaders Who Trained as Accountants appeared first on
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WATCH: New webseries “Septo” explores the challenges of living life on your own terms

What happens when you realize your dreams are no longer your own?
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My Ultimate Top 5 Bath & Body Works Products

Affordable, amazing fragrances and products that work.I don't need to tell you guys about the amazingness that is Bath and Body Works. This skincare mecca stocks hundreds of products in a variety of scents, and there are countless devotees that swear by their offerings and buy up their favorite scents in bulk every year.If you want some help wading through the hundreds of products on offer, today I'm sharing my Bath and Body Works favorites. The hand sanitizers and body creams are my usual go-to...
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Prada pulls figurines that resembled blackface from New York store

Luxury firm says it ‘never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery’Prada has apologized after some of its products displayed at a store in New York appeared to contain blackface imagery.The products, part of a line of goods called Pradamalia, were pulled after they prompted outrage and accusations that they depicted racist caricatures of black people. Continue reading...
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Rant & Rave: Thanks to public libraries

Readers rant about car without lights on, rave about libraries
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Is sis being smug when she says she doesn’t know what she’d do without hubby?

Carolyn Hax doesn’t think so — so why does the sibling?
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Ambitious elf woos theatrical agents with Christmas dance

Talent of aspiring actor Mike Rogers spotted in footage from outside Hamley’s toy storeAn aspiring actor from South Africa has chanced upon a route into show business by dancing on the pavement outside London’s best-known toy shop.Dressed as a friendly elf by the managers of Hamley’s store in Regent Street, Mike Rogers improvised a routine to the piped sound of the seasonal pop classic I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus earlier this month. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Christmas, Life and style, UK News, Dance, Culture, South Africa, Stage, Mike Rogers, Regent Street, Hamley

Thanks to This Body Oil, I Now Have a Post-Island-Vacation Glow

The Ouai Hair and Body Oil ($32) makes my skin look like I just summered on an island getaway. Did I mention it's Winter? Let's start from the beginning. I've been so itchy. I have dry patches across my entire body, and between the cold, New York City weather, and my apartment's heating system pulling all the moisture from the air, my skin has been uncomfortably thirsty and tight. The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil has always been on my list of beauty products to try, initially because of how ...
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Abercrombie Fitch First Instinct Sheer

Abercrombie Fitch (Inter Parfums) launched the First Instinct Collection with a masculine aromatic-fougere scent in 2016, followed by its feminine interpretation First Instinct For Her, presented a year later. At the beginning of 2018, the collection was expanded with the first flankers First Instinct Blue and First Instinct Blue for Her, followed by First Instinct Extreme for men. The ... Read full article: Abercrombie Fitch First Instinct Sheer from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
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Essential Parfums Orange x Santal: Light, Breezy, Fresh

  It's funny sometimes how the designation "niche perfumery" nowadays can mean so many different things. It can even mean accessible (instead of expensive,) light (instead of opulent,) with simple packaging (instead of luxurious) and easy to get (instead of almost confidential) brands like this one, Essential Parfums. I had the pleasure to receive a sample pack of the full line, as well as a... Read full article: Essential Parfums Orange x Santal: Light, Breezy, Fresh from Fragrantica Perfumes...
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Desires for power: sex scandals and their proliferation

Why do sex scandals seem to follow people in positions of power? Politicians, Hollywood producers, priests, gurus – none seem to be exempt. Money and sex: the combined forces that corrupt and surround powerful public figures. When accusations emerge, they tend to center on the moral failings of a particular individual. But this individualization provides no rationale for the extraordinary proliferation of sex scandals. In short, we miss the opportunity to recognize broader social structures of p...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Featured, Sex, Religion, Sexuality, Spirituality, Journals, Sexual Abuse, Kolkata, Weber, Arts & Humanities, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Religious studies, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Cosy UK country cottages for a great New Year getaway

There’s still time to book a bolthole to see in 2019 – some with hefty discounts. We pick hideaways from the Highlands to the West CountryTresillian is a spacious, dog-friendly farmhouse with sea views, great walks and a good local pub. Beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove create a cosy feel, and the four bedrooms share two bathrooms. Nearby Sandpipers, sleeping two, can be rented, too.• Sleeps eight, week from 28 December, £1,614 (15% discount), Continue ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Life and style, Weekend Breaks, Short breaks, Self-catering, New Year, Cottages, Highlands, United Kingdom Holidays, Christmas And New Year Holidays

Six of the best UK New Year’s Eve parties

See in 2019 amid pyrotechnics, Vikings and beach frolics – then crash in a hotel after the partyWhy go Those with young children will welcome Newcastle’s earlier, family-friendly celebrations. Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, is holding interactive sessions on traditions around the world on New Year’s Eve (£5pp, 11.30am and 2pm). Then the fun starts outside the Civic Centre, with a DJ at 5.30pm and fireworks set to music at 6pm. Adults can go on to one of the area’s many ...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Life and style, Newcastle, Day trips, City Breaks, Short breaks, New Year, Vikings, United Kingdom Holidays, Christmas And New Year Holidays, Sage Gateshead, Grey Street Hotel

Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading: Top Books and Stories Lots of good book lists this week: TGC Book Awards, CT Book Awards, The 2018 FTC Book Awards, as well as favorite picks from Kevin DeYoung and Trevin Wax If you want to set goals for reading in 2019, Tim Challies and Trillia Newbell both have plans. Collin Hansen has listed his top theology stories from 2018. The Desperation that is Pastoral Ministry If you don’t have a sense of desperation you might not be fully engaged in your role as pasto...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Collin Hansen, Tim Challies, Kevin DeYoung, Trillia Newbell

Hayley Atwell: ‘I won't give my body dysmorphia a voice’

The actor on crying on stage, good legal advice and suffering from FomoBorn in London, Hayley Atwell, 36, went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and, within months of graduating, was cast in Woody Allen’s film Cassandra’s Dream. Her roles include Agent Peggy Carter in the Avengers films, and Margaret in Howards End. She stars in BBC One drama The Long Song on 18 December at 9pm.When were you happiest? My best mate had a healthy baby girl about 45 minutes ago and named her after me. My h...
Tags: London, Film, Life and style, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Woody Allen, Avengers, Hayley Atwell, Margaret, Cassandra, Peggy Carter, Guildhall School of Music

It's the year that celebrities were held to account. But what happens next? | Hadley Freeman

From Kevin Hart to Lena Dunham to Christmas songs, sometimes it’s a good idea to look critically at the past. But you can’t just ban everythingIf 2016 was the year of the celebrity death, and 2017 the year of the celebrity sex scandal, then 2018 has been the year celebrities have been held to account for things they said in the past that no longer wash in these suddenly, if somewhat belatedly, enlightened times. Quite what to do next remains slightly TBD.Many high-profile comedians have come und...
Tags: Amy Schumer, Life and style, World news, Lena Dunham, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Hadley Freeman, MeToo Movement

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