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Merry Christmas Eve and a peaceful week to all

Perfume PosseMerry Christmas Eve and a peaceful week to all The holiday is almost upon us, so wishing a merry Christmas Eve and a merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it! And for those who don’t, wishing you some peaceful, quiet days to relax and recharge after the… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseMerry Christmas Eve and a peaceful week to all
Tags: Family, Gifts, Beauty, Not Perfume


5 Hard Lessons I Learned About Life After My Husband Died at 35

by Christina Rasmussen, author of Where Did You Go? “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” —Tuesdays with Morrie In the days, weeks and months that followed my 35-year-old husband’s death, I swung between mind-numbing grief and an insatiable search for him, for his essence.  One moment I was painfully sad, the next moment I was hunting for his ghost, spirit body, soul—anything that was him. Even though I’d been brought up Greek Orthodox, my religious background didn’t help me.  In fact, imm...
Tags: Life, Relationships, Happiness, Lifehacks, Morrie, Christina Rasmussen


5 Beauty Splurges from Sephora That Are 100% Worth It

Because you deserve to treat yourself to something special! Nothing like a special beauty buy! Here at CF, we're all about finding a good bargain. However, we all deserve to treat ourselves every once in a while! And, what better way to do so than with a special, splurge-worthy beauty product from Sephora?!Below, I've rounded up five splurges from Sephora that I find myself reaching for time and time again; keep scrolling to find out what they are, and to read about why I think they're 100% wo...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Shopping, College, Beauty, NARS, Spending, Hair, Skincare, Sephora, Beauty Products, Beauty & Hair, Splurge, Pat McGrath Labs, Tropicalia, Nars Ignited Eyeshadow Palette Available


To do something big, aim to be irrelevant.

Urban Meyer, coach of Ohio State football, likes three-sport athletes more than singularly focused athletes. Yet sites like Active for Life jump on the three-sport thing to tell parents that early specialization is bad for kids. I don’t believe specialization is bad. But I do believe it’s scary. You could get hurt, you could miss your big chance, you could be disappointed, you could fail publicly. But if you don’t learn to take risks by specializing early then won’t be able to be great at any...
Tags: Careers, Quitting, Ohio State, Urban Meyer, Eddie George


What's That Playing On the Radio?

It hurts me when people disparage Grease. Party because I love it dearly (and have done it three times!), and partly because almost everyone -- including people who love it -- underestimate both the show's authenticity and the writing craft.It's so much better and darker and smarter and subtler than you think.Many people scoff, but it's true -- the score of Grease is remarkable in its craft and authenticity, even referencing actual songs of the period. Many of the actual period songs that influ...
Tags: Movies, Sex, Theatre, America, Debbie Reynolds, Korea, Broadway, Army, Penguins, Tammy, Bronx, 1950s, Jack Kerouac, Smith, Richard, Elvis


9 Best Ropes for Bondage in 2018

Finding the best rope for bondage, and especially one that will satisfy your own personal needs isn’t always so easy. Luckily, we’ve created this article for you about the best ropes available for bondage! We will be going into some of the most important things to look out for when purchasing a bondage rope. Also, we have compiled a list of 9 of the best ropes available that cover almost all people ‘s needs and various scenarios. Top Picks: Doc Johnson Japanese-Style Bondage Rope C...
Tags: Sex, Rope, Bdsm, Grey, Shibari, CalExotics, Blush Novelties, Best Picks, Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope Check, Calexotics Check, Temptasia Bondage Rope, Shibari Natural Hemp Rope Check, Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope, Grey Restrain Me Bondage Rope


Joanna Gaines' New Bedding & Housewares Collection Is Here To Fixer Upper Your Life

She and her husband may not be on TV anymore, but Joanna Gaines is making it easy to Fixer Upper your own home.For her newest Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection, sold exclusively at Target, the designer and former reality TV personality is introducing bed linens in her signature farmhouse-chic style. “A well-thought-out bedroom begins with a bed that looks and feels comfortable,” Gaines told the retailer. “My new bedding collection is all about layering soft linens and textiles like pattern...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Magnolia, Don, Gaines, Joanna Gaines, Hearth Hand, Hearth Hand Faux Eucalyptus, Hearth Hand Lidded Jar Container Candle


9 Best Ropes for Bondage in 2019

Finding the best rope for bondage, and especially one that will satisfy your own personal needs isn’t always so easy. Luckily, we’ve created this article for you about the best ropes available for bondage! We will be going into some of the most important things to look out for when purchasing a bondage rope. Also, we have compiled a list of 9 of the best ropes available that cover almost all people ‘s needs and various scenarios. Top Picks: Doc Johnson Japanese-Style Bondage Rope C...
Tags: Sex, Rope, Bdsm, Grey, Shibari, CalExotics, Blush Novelties, Best Picks, Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope Check, Calexotics Check, Temptasia Bondage Rope, Shibari Natural Hemp Rope Check, Bondage Boutique Soft Bondage Rope, Grey Restrain Me Bondage Rope


Theory: You’ll Get More Positive Attention From Men If You’re Wearing Less Makeup

Recently, I’ve had a few experiences that have had me completely reevaluating my relationship with makeup. Now, you know me: I love me some winged eyeliner and a flawless face. Few things give me as much pleasure. And yet… I am starting to think that this is not the way to attract a man. I posted about this on my Instagram Stories last night and I have literally NEVER had so many responses. It was wild. So this morning, I sat down to record my thoughts on the subject. Of course, since I recor...
Tags: Podcast, Inspiration, Beauty


Cardi B Won’t Be Performing At The Super Bowl In Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick

While performing at the Super Bowl is rumored to have been a major money move for Cardi B, the rapper has reportedly said no thanks.One of her reps told Page Six that while there wasn’t a "solid offer" for the rapper and new mom to perform at the Super Bowl, "there were talks about it.” But the rep made it clear that “[Cardi] was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement." The rep also shot down rumors that Cardi B would ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Kevin Spacey, Jay, Kim Kardashian West, Michael B Jordan, Scott, Kaepernick, Cardi, TakeAKnee, Travis Scott Maroon


A Week In New York City On A $50,000 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 program associate working at a research lab who makes $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on red wine.Occupation: Program AssociateIndustry: Research LabAge: 23Location: New York, NYSalary: $50,000Paycheck Amount (Biweekly): $1,4...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Germany, Boston, New York City, Netflix, Michelle Obama, Manhattan, Abba, Facetime, Amtrak, New England, Joe, TJ


Podcast #469: How Valley Forge Turned the Tide of the Revolutionary War

Eighteen months after the Declaration of Independence was signed, the Continental Army was on the ropes and the American Revolution was on the verge of being snuffed out. Battered, demoralized, and half-naked, 12,000 American troops marched into a small, poorly supplied encampment in British-occupied Pennsylvania to hunker down for the winter. They called the encampment Valley Forge. Despite the terrible conditions and circumstances there, something happened at Valley Forge that would change ...
Tags: Podcast, Washington, Life, Pennsylvania, Bob, Start, George Washington, Valley, Sarah Vowell, Somewhat United States, Continental Army, Valley Forge, Brilliant Earth, Tom Clavin, Military History, Bob Drury


Best in Show: Fragrances for the Holiday Season (2018)

December - a time for parties, get-togethers, worship, vacations, family reunions, or maybe pensive evenings in front of a colorfully lit tree. In this week's Best in Show, our writers share what they are wearing this holiday season. Please join in the discussion and share with us some of your own choices for the various December festivities! We look forward to your comments below. By: Elena V... Read full article: Best in Show: Fragrances for the Holiday Season (2018) from Fragrantica Perfu...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Elena V Read


Yummy Festive Indulgences on a Budget

  It's so nice that Christmas and/or the festive season is such a special time of the year, plentiful of its own aromas, etched in our memories, recalling our childhood... baking cookies with loved ones, letting the dough roll between our little fingers... opening the window to the cold air, bringing the fir tree inside, the smell of the fireplace and the log fire, the warmth of the candles, of t... Read full article: Yummy Festive Indulgences on a Budget from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes ...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes


Tales of Christmas past and present | Letters

Readers on seasonal greetings, or the lack of them, alternative Christmas trees and the nativity in our timeHelen Cullen urges us to keep sending Christmas cards (Opinion, 18 December). My greatest gift is a letter card from my father when I was a year old, Christmas 1944, from Belgium after he survived the D-day landings. He tells me to play with my dolls and says he knows “Mammy does not like the snow!” Each year I take it out and read it. Memories cherished.Jean JacksonSeer Green, Buckinghams...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Christmas, Life and style, Christianity, Refugees, Belgium, Cullen, JacksonSeer Green Buckinghamshire


The Eggs Benedict Recipe So Easy, I Made It In A Terrible NYC Kitchen

I Made Eggs From Scratch Without A Whisk On Good Chef, Bad Kitchen , professionals take on the ultimate challenge: Cooking in a bare, under-utilized kitchen. In this episode, chef Mimi Weissenborn of Vinateria makes eggs Benedict from scratch in a tiny kitchenette. The catch: She doesn't have a whisk.Making brunch at home can be a daunting task. The ingredients, the time, the effort, and the fact that you might be hungover all contribute to the likelihood that you'll find yourself out at ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Mimi, Benedict, Mimi Weissenborn, Vinateria


Longer hauls, nicer planes and other ways travel changed in 2018

From improved in-flight Wi-Fi to the rise of Balkan tourism, there's a lot about travel that has changed over the past 12 months. Here's what you need to know.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Balkan


Sunday Best: Here comes Santa Claus — and then some

Thousands dressed as St. Nick hit the streets of Madrid this month for the Spanish capitol's annual Santa run.
Tags: Fashion, News, Life, Madrid, St Nick


3 Ways To Curl Natural Hair With Absolutely No Heat

For those with natural hair, hot tools are like an ex — you broke up for a reason, but every once in a while you get the urge to go back for more. Well, the next time you get the desire to pull out the blowdryer or flat iron, remember that too much heat can cause curls to go permanently limp. (Heat damage is real!) But if you're dead set on wearing soft, ringlets, there are alternative ways to get them.Thanks to the versatility of natural hair, you can manipulate your strands to form curls that...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bennet, Vanity, Koni Bennet, Flexi Rod SetOne, Perm Rod SetEbony Bomani, Bomani


The Gross Reason You Might Want to Reconsider Using a Sheet Mask During a Flight

Using sheet masks on long-haul flights has become common beauty practice for those dedicated to their hydration game. But what if we were to tell you the not-so-good news that this might not actually be as effective as you'd hoped? It's due to one thing: hygiene. Dr. Tatiana Lapa, medical doctor and managing director of Dr. Tatiana Aesthetic Clinics, explains to us why sheet masks may be unhygienic on board and how to maintain moisture without the breakouts. But before delving into the topic o...
Tags: Flying, Beauty, Skin Care, Skincare, Lapa, Face Mask, Sheet Mask, Tatiana Lapa, Beauty Expert, Tatiana Aesthetic Clinics


Dear reformed homophobes: Here’s how to earn forgiveness and redemption for past antigay sins

All the apologies in the world are meaningless without actions to back them up.
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Kevin Hart, Homophobia, Apology, The View, Forgiveness, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jeremy Helligar


PHOTOS: Instagram studs get their #GaySanta on

How do we get our names on the naughty list?
Tags: Instagram, Holidays, Selfies, Selfie, Christmas, Lifestyle, Santa Claus, Happy Holidays, Santa, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Instastuds, Goods, Instastud, Gay Santa


‘The Cher Show’ writer and director on bringing the ultimate diva’s story to Broadway

After The Cher Show’s glittering Broadway premiere earlier this month, we chatted with Elice and Moore about bringing the ultimate diva’s story to the stage, making a jukebox musical that works, and the controversial way they chose to handle Chaz Bono’s presence in the show.
Tags: Lifestyle, Broadway, Cher, Queerty, Gaycities Link, Jason Moore, Moore, Rick Elice, Pitch Perfect, Chaz Bono, Elice


Perfumed Horoscope December 24 - December 31

We always like to look back, and see if what was predicted in past worked  out, and to make a connection to the future. A year ago I wrote about 2018: “No drastic pressures for change, but a strong support to expand on our visions. This will be a conservative year with a strong accent on connecting to our environment and understanding the different materials, but also emotional and spirit... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope December 24 - December 31 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes


What’s the Best Way to Clean Your Carpets?

As I’m walking around my home I can tell it’s early summertime. Between the natural deposits from the muddy shoes of a Midwest spring, having over a hundred people walking through my home for a party over Memorial Day weekend, and just life with two teenagers, and two cats, there are many visible spots in our carpets. Every spring and fall I make an assessment of our carpets and plan to have them shampooed and cleaned. I choose from three different options and always compare them for the best p...
Tags: Diy, Housing, Time, Marketing, Lifestyle, Midwest, Best Way, Shopping Smart, Professional Cleaning Service


The holidays are here; please give your host a hand

Readers who organized festive gatherings for decades share their experiences and offer advice.
Tags: News, Life


Rant & Rave: A gift from strangers inspires hope

Readers rave about art gift, SPD, tips, holiday cruise; rant about football-game drunks, purse-snatching, rudeness
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle


Merry Christmas, And A Halcyon New Year ! 2019

It’s not a particularly snowy Christmas this year in Vancouver, and the weather has been pretty mild, which works well for me. Having spent the last few months of this year toiling to finish Spiderman : Into The Spiderverse I’m taking a much needed break before heading back into the fray on yet another Spiderman film ( Spiderman : Far From Home ) come next year. I haven’t forgotten about my fav art books of the year post ( check out last year’s here ), that should be coming soon. Thank you ev...
Tags: Life, Christmas, Vancouver, Anime, New Year, Halcyon Realms



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