High-Tech Style: 5 Pieces That Go Beyond Basics

High-Tech Style: 5 Pieces That Go Beyond Basics The modern world is more advanced and tech-savvy than most of us could ever have dreamed. Speaking into a wristwatch a la Dick Tracy is perfectly normal, and virtually attending an event as it takes place in real time somewhere else is an everyday thing. Is it any wonder that fashion has caught up in a big way? Some of the greatest tech finds of the moment happen to double as must-have style essentials. Here’s what’s on the high-tech style radar. H...
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5 Things to do during the Christmas Season in Berlin

Ah, December in the city. Have you spent winter in Berlin before? No? Well, then here’s a list of my Top 5 things not to miss during my favorite time of the year – because all of a sudden, everything’s magically different. 1. Discover a whole new world for your olfactory sense Take the smells for example. Begin your every day with the unique scent of fresh urine in your staircase – it’s cold outside now, so the fact that your Hausverwaltung chronically lacks f**** to give about your front d...
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Digital detox: Resorts offer perks for handing over phones

Wyndham Grand's five U.S. resorts offer prime spots by the pool, free snacks and the chance to win return visits when guests put their phone in a soft, locked pouch. The phones stay with the guests, but only hotel staff can unlock the pouches.
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Arte Olfatto: The Art Of Following Trends

  Popular niche perfume exhibitions in Milan and Florence have heated up the perfumery market in Italy so much that this country is becoming the leader in the total number of new niche brands. Another confirmation: the new brand Arte Olfatto. At least, when I saw its perfumes at Intercharm-2018 exhibition in Moscow, I was sure about its newcomer status. It turned out that Arte Olfatto has been o... Read full article: Arte Olfatto: The Art Of Following Trends from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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The Coolest Hair Colors You're About To See Everywhere in 2019

Not to sound like a Christmas Eve TV special nobody is watching because it's on Lifetime, but the future - as in, 2019 - is looking merry and bright, especially when it comes to hair color trends. Where 2018 was all about swirls of rainbow and every coffee-inspired hair hue you could possibly imagine, the color forecast for the new year is looking like the polar opposite: either blindingly blond and so dark it's on the edge of goth, or so natural-looking, you'll barely notice you did a thing. "F...
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Utah Lawmakers Introduced A Gun Control Bill In Memory of Lauren McCluskey

A newly elected Utah lawmaker, Andrew Stoddard, believes that every gun owner should be responsible for their firearms and the harm they might inflict, whether they are in their possession or someone else’s. On Wednesday, lawmakers announced “Lauren’s Law” to address just that.The law’s name is in memory of Lauren McCluskey, a student at the University of Utah who was murdered by Melvin Rowland, a man she briefly dated, with a gun he borrowed from a friend. McCluskey reportedly ended the month-...
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Perfumology's Clutch and the Scent of Driving

  Perfumology, the brand built as an extension of Nir Guy’s retail establishment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, has released a third fragrance for 2018. It is called Clutch, and it’s new territory for the perfume house that has been steadily building its own creative scent language. His first two scents, Blyss and Grange, were distinct fragrance projects with different goals: Blyss is a ... Read full article: Perfumology's Clutch and the Scent of Driving from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
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There’s Going To Be A Royal Wedding in 2019 — & It’s Identical To Harry & Meghan’s

St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle has been booked up all year with Royal Weddings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony in May was the event of the year, followed by Princess Eugenie’s wedding in the same venue —and now it looks like 2019 will have a Royal Wedding of its own.Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of the Queen’s cousin, will get married at St. George’s Chapel in the spring followed by a reception at Frogmore House, where Harry and Meghan also had their reception. The “Meghan...
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Activists Have Launched A New Website To Help Get Cyntoia Brown Home For Christmas

Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images. Update, December 22, 2018: Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has released the names of the 11 people he granted clemency to on Thursday, and Cyntoia Brown was not on the list.Haslam said in a statement, "These individuals have made positive contributions to their communities and deserve pardons, or are individuals who will receive another chance to become contributing members of society by virtue of their commutations.”Haslam is expected to make a decision ...
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The Government Shut Down Over Trump’s Border Wall. What Happens Next?

The government partially shut down at midnight on Friday after the House and Senate were unable to agree on a solution to President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to build a wall on the southern border.Trump repeatedly blamed Democrats for the impasse, even tweeting a video late Friday saying, ”We’re going to have a shutdown.” Earlier that day, White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Jared Kushner, bargained with congressional leaders at the Capitol — something Trum...
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A Week In Boston, MA, On A $65,000 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 marketing specialist working in the food and beverage industry who makes $65,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Quip toothbrush refills.Occupation: Marketing SpecialistIndustry: Food & BeverageAge: 24Location: Boston, MASalary: $...
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Dark Vanilla: Marie Le Febvre Interview

  To introduce her new perfume Dark Vanilla in Russia, owner and perfumer of indie-brand Urban Scents Marie Le Febvre arrived to cold Moscow, to participate in  the Intercharm-2018 exhibition. She spent some time in Moscow, having been invited by the brand's official distributor - but I managed to engage in a short interview.   MARIE LE FEBVRE: Vanilla is a sweet, white and creamy raw materi... Read full article: Dark Vanilla: Marie Le Febvre Interview from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
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Dark Vanilla: Marie Le Fevbre Interview

  To introduce her new perfume Dark Vanilla in Russia, owner and perfumer of indie-brand Urban Scents Marie Le Fevbre arrived to cold Moscow, to participate in  the Intercharm-2018 exhibition. She spent some time in Moscow, having been invited by the brand's official distributor - but I managed to engage in a short interview.   MARIE LE FEVBRE: Vanilla is a sweet, white and creamy raw materi... Read full article: Dark Vanilla: Marie Le Fevbre Interview from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
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Ohio Governor Bans Common Abortion Practice While Vetoing "Heartbeat" Bill

While wrapping up his tenure as governor of Ohio, Republican John Kasich signed Senate Bill 145 into law this week, banning the most common method of second trimester abortion. This follows over 20 abortion-limiting proposals Kasich has signed into law since taking office, positioning Ohio as one of the most restrictive states for abortion in the U.S.The new law bans the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure and imposes tight restrictions with little exception. Cases of rape or incest are not...
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These Grown-Up Glitter Eyeliners Are All You Need For NYE

The best way to get through holiday madness, bitingly cold weather, and this wild year we're calling 2018? For us, it's not Champagne, but high-sparkle makeup (because who has time for a hangover when there are New Year's resolutions to get to?). For our money, nothing bumps up a standard makeup look better than densely-packed glitter — and nothing gives us the look faster than a quick swipe of eyeliner.The only hitch? There are a surprisingly limited pool of brands who are kicking out the shin...
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San Francisco Ballet’s Myles Thatcher is on a mission to make dance as queer as the city

"Ballet has traditionally been about classic straight love stories. That idea kept a lot of dancers from being themselves. Now ballet is starting to address these things."
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Pro Tricks For Getting Rid Of Static Hair This Winter

We weren’t exactly paying attention in middle-school science class. If we were, we would understand the laws of static electricity or, at the very least, why scarves, turtlenecks, and beanies royally eff with our hair all winter.Because it's never too late to learn, here’s what we missed: The reason we get staticky hair when wearing hats, scarves, high-necked sweaters — all the winter things — is due to an electron deficiency that occurs when strands rub against these fabrics. Once fabrics are ...
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Rant & Rave: Thanks for the warning, officer

Readers rant about road construction, rave about parking enforcement office
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Debating whether to attend the funeral of a friend’s boyfriend

Friend says she doesn’t want people going just for her. But ultimately you must decide if it’s important to you to go.
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‘We took our anger and channelled it’: Parkland students Jaclyn Corin and Delaney Tarr on becoming activists

The school shooting survivors recall how their refusal to be portrayed as ‘sobbing victims’ inspired March For Our LivesOn Valentine’s Day, 17-year-old Jaclyn Corin, student president of her year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, was delivering carnations to raise prom funds. Then the shooting started. As a former student went on a rampage that left 17 people dead, Corin took refuge in a classroom with other terrified pupils. Down the corridor, Delaney Tarr, also 17, ...
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Cameron Bancroft’s very long open letter, Festivus wishes and entirely unnecessary notification of upcoming fixtures

Excuse making (all images via Sky Sports video) Today is a very important day. Today is the day that Cameron Bancroft revealed that he almost gave up cricket to teach yoga but then didn’t. It’s also the day of the Festivus King Cricket post where we all come together for the airing of grievances and we mention that we’ll be downing tools for a few days before telling you about the Boxing Day Test matches that you already knew about. But first, the Bancroft thing. In a no...
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Saturday Links

Links for your weekend reading: Good News for Wretches Since 2007 Mez McConnell has been senior pastor of Niddrie Community Church in Edinburgh, Scotland. Here are edited excerpts of our interview in front of students at Patrick Henry College. Don’t Reap to the Edge of Your Field We live in a margin-less world. This isn’t how we were meant to live. It’s certainly not how we should live if we expect the Lord to bring gospel-oriented opportunities into our lives. Evangelicalism, Christian Identity...
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Heartwarming Tweets to Close out Your 2018 With Joy

It’s been a rough year. These wholesome tweets were the bright spots.
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These Stories of Real-Life ‘Sugar Mamas’ Are out of Control

"In high school, a mate of mine got dropped off to school one day by a MILF in a BMW convertible, this was not his mum..."
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These Twins Spent $19,000 to Look Like Brad Pitt

Between the two of them, they each had 41 porcelain veneers done and extensive surgeries.
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