The Year that was 2018

2018 got over really fast. Much faster than any other year I can remember. Quite a few things happened. I didn’t get much time to enjoy while I was in it. It could be, because we didn’t take our regular travel break. But all in all a great year. We are all healthy. Though max isn’t doing as great. He is still doing good for his age. I started Nagarathna Memorial Grant this year. Here are the first year results. I got more positive responses than I expected. I am very happy. From this year onwa...
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Scents for celebrating: Happy New Year’s Eve

Perfume PosseScents for celebrating: Happy New Year’s Eve Wishing all you wonderful Posse folks a happy New Year’s Eve and a happy and blessed 2019!! What are your plans for celebrating it? What scent(s) will you be wearing? After way too many holidays at work, my DH is… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseScents for celebrating: Happy New Year’s Eve
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Best Denim Overalls

“You can be a farmer in those clothes”, Amber Mariens says in Clueless. The once polarizing style of denim overalls made its comeback a few years back to solidify itself as a closet staple. Reinvented season after season, the styles of today are chicer than ever. Given new cuts, it’s more than just that relaxed style that you just throw on to for a cleaning or art project, don’t worry those styles are still available if they are your thing. There are skinnies, wide legs and even flares that you ...
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The Royal Family Revealed Their Favorite Moments Of 2018 — & Love For Each Other

With the new year just around the corner, many are looking back at their favorite milestones and moments of 2018, including the royal family.“Here are some of our favorite moments from 2018 — thank you to everyone who made this year so special,” Kensington Palace’s Twitter account, which serves as the official handle for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Kate Middleton, shared in addition to a video.The moments featured in the three-minute highlight reel include Meghan and Harry’...
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Voskanian Parfums: Eco Perfumes from Armenia

  "More people worship the rising than the setting sun." -Pompey The Great   Natural perfumery is eternal. According to archeologists who found the first perfumery (and possibly a chemist) lab in the world in Iraq, it is already about 3,200 years old. Man continues to search for primal causes, life and love, and the meaning of his existence in Nature. A new natural perfumery brand, which I want ... Read full article: Voskanian Parfums: Eco Perfumes from Armenia from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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Allison Mack Used Scientology To Defend NXIVM In Court

How do you defend a sex cult? Lawyers for the leader of alleged sex-trafficking cult NXIVM, Keith Raniere, and prominent member Smallville actor Allison Mack plan to use Scientology as the basis for their case.Papers filed by Mack’s lawyers in Brooklyn federal court on Friday cited a 2009 case in which a couple unsuccessfully sued the Church Of Scientology for forced labor, one of the central accusations against the NXIVM leaders, Deadline reports. In the Scientology case, a judge ruled that th...
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PHOTOS: Queerty’s top Instagram pics of 2018

Here's what you missed on Queerty's Instagram this year.
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A Week In New York City On A $64,000 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: an account manager working in sales who makes $64,000 per year (plus has a nannying side gig) and spends some of her money this week on a ticket to see Bohemian Rhapsody.Occupation: Account ManagerIndustry: SalesAge: 26Location: New York, NYMy Salary:...
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22 Faux Fur Coats You'll Want To Bundle Up In

We're still in the deep throes of the raging debate regarding the ethics of animal fur in fashion. While some still can't live without it, the polarizing issue has also inspired many fashion houses and fast-fashion retailers alike to start offering enviable faux fur options.The final products are far from overly gauche, nor do they only evoke the back stock of thrift stores, unless that's the look you're going for. Instead, these faux fur coats show off updated cuts, cute lapel and cuff details...
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Perfumed Horoscope December 31 - January 6

The upcoming year will create rewarding obstacles. The obstacles will be highly sophisticated, but will each serve like a portals towards some form of spirituality, and it will make “higher” considerations unavoidable. The values will need to be reset for us to continue our residence on this planet. I can see the climate changes reaching its first sizable climax to the point that people wi... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope December 31 - January 6 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologn...
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I Live In East London — & This Is What My Flat Looks Like

What Does £400 Get You in East London? In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 29-year-old Pip Jolley shows off her multi-level East London flat — with a crazy good deal.Minimalism might have taken over a few of our Instagram feeds, but IRL, sometimes more is just fine. Or at least, that's the case with Pip Jolley and her boyfriend, who filled their two-level Hoxton home with art, antiques, and shoes — his...
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Sunday Best: Awkwafina’s pajama set from ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ fills us with joy

The Stella McCartney silk pajama set is printed with dogs, stripes and general gloriousness.
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We Tried $346 Worth Of Acne Products — & Our Favorite Is Less Than $20

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time.Whether you're bothered by the monthly hormonal breakout, the more curious combination of an oily T-zone and dry, rough patches everywhere else, or a little bit of both (which seem to fluctuate in severity depending on your stress levels ...
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Elie Saab Girl of Now Forever

The happy spirit of the GIRL OF NOW fragrance is especially highlighted in the new edition GIRL OF NOW FOREVER, which comes out in early 2019. Sweet floral original Elie Saab Girl of Now launched in September 2017, followed by Girl of Now Shine from 2018 with a floral, ambery, gourmand composition. GIRL OF NOW FOREVER promises a new colourful and joyful adventure packed with good vibrations alo... Read full article: Elie Saab Girl of Now Forever from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
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Is it OK for straight people to ask us if we’re gay?

We tend not to qualify straight people by asking if they’re straight, so when we ask if a person is gay, it automatically makes it a thing when it shouldn’t be.
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She’s single, with kids. He’s never been married, no kids.

Can this scenario work? Yes — see the millions of families that do.
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Rant & Rave: A smooth outing from Auburn to Seattle, all on public transit

Readers rave for retired Seahawks and teens visiting seniors, time for others, public transportation; rant about dangerous drivers, ad featuring deceased TV star, accident fatality description
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From Vegas to Miami, 3 ways to become an authentic Lady Gaga super fan

Only a select few can really call themselves “superfans,” the fans that rise above simply enjoying her music. Superfans adopt the Gaga philosophy as a kind of lifestyle, eager to pay homage to her artistry in all its forms.
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19 Daily Journal Prompts that Will Change the Way You Begin 2019

It’s one thing to say, “I want to get in shape in the next 12 months,” or “I’m going to write my first book in 2019!”  But it’s another thing entirely to actually achieve potentially life-changing goals like these. The best way to actually achieve these kinds of goals, we’ve found, is to build small daily rituals that you’ll practice every single day (or at least every day you’re physically able to). A small daily ritual is a practice you regard as special, an activity not to be taken lightly, ...
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A new start: Esi Edugyan on meeting her grandmother on her only trip to Ghana

The Canadian author visited her parents’ homeland thinking she would find her home. She left feeling less Ghanaian than everI was 27 years old when I took my first and only trip to Ghana. My grandmother was old – rumoured to be 103 – and in fact she died the following year. I visited the noisy markets of Accra and the clean, palm-treed avenues of the national university; I visited the slave forts of Cape Coast and Elmina, desolate with their old horrors; I visited my mother’s birth city of Kumas...
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The Best Madewell Jeans

Photo by MADWELL With their minimal and timeless styles, it’s no surprise that Madewell has become a go-to brand for women. From the perfect skinny jeans to the easy boyfriend cuts and even maternity styles, you can fill your entire closet with their jeans. The brand first started with a clean, simple, on-trend styles, like the everyday skinny and fun cropped bootcuts for a little more French attitude. Madewell has now expanded to more than just denim with t shirts, knits and dresses that are...
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