If you’re nasty: 8 times Janet Jackson was a total badass

Janet Jackson announced this week that she’s planning another comeback and we couldn’t be more excited. The singer will be releasing a new album and hitting the road for a world tour later this year. The 53-year-old hitmaker took to Instagram to make the big announcement, telling fans: “Hey U Guys! I’ve heard all your wishes and now from my lips to your ears. I’m working on my new album and going on a brand new World Tour this summer! Both titled “Black Diamond.” I love u guys so much and I’m #...
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This pill-shaped wardrobe comes with an mirror to give you instant escapism!

When you tell a child to draw a wardrobe, he will always make it in the shape of a rectangle. Even as an adult when I go out shopping for room furniture, I can say about 99% of the closets I see are rectangular. Orior made a simple switch to the shape and it’s got everyone thinking “Wow! I never imagined a pill-shaped wardrobe” which just goes to show how conditioned we are to live within the walls (or doors) or what we know. But Orior decided to shatter the notions of regular expectations by ad...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Lifestyle, Furniture, Interiors, Vintage, Wardrobe, Product Design, Furniture Design, Closet, Furniture Style, Orior, Narnia Orior

Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz, Cute Ting, She a Problem, Cherry Punk Flypencil Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

Spa'getti Strapz Fenty Beauty Spa’getti Strapz Flypencil Longwear Eyeliner ($22.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a brighter, dark red-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to work with on the waterline as well as the lower lash line as it never tugged or pulled. It had good color payoff in a single pass, which was built up to full coverage with a second layer (or applied i...
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‘Disclosure’ director Sam Feder on the complicated history of trans representation

Director Sam Feder In 2014, Time magazine broke new ground by featuring Laverne Cox on its cover–the first for any transgender person. The magazine heralded the moment as “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Six years on, director Sam Feder aims to fulfill that declaration, and uncover the veiled history behind it. Feder’s newest film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen follows in the tradition of movies like The Celluloid Closet, tracing the evolution of transgender images in film and television ...
Tags: Feature, New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Transgender, Hillary Swank, Kim, Hillary, Alfred Hitchcock, Reno, Huffington Post, Laverne Cox, Alfred, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Disclosure

6 Tips in Eco-Friendly Sustainable Fashion

Who says being fashionable and being eco-friendly cannot coincide with one another? In this age, publications like Vogue and The New York Times are using words like “eco-friendly” and “sustainable,” which occurs simultaneously in the sentence with the word “fashion” in it.  These words may not commonly be used to associate with fashion. Still, times are a-changing, and taking care of the environment and planet is a significant concern that we are facing nowadays. Keeping up with the tre...
Tags: Fashion, Sustainable Fashion, New York Times, Vogue, Cambridge, Sneakers, Sussex, Eco-friendly, Banana Republic, Piñatex, Fashion Advice, Affordable Fashion, Cruelty-Free, Eco Friendly Fashion, Megan Markle, Organic or Eco-Friendly

What are your deal-breakers when it comes to foundation?

The obvious one is that they have to have a close-enough shade match or else it’s hard to wear, but I often mix two shades together, so I am not adverse to that. I’m not a huge fan of really flat, matte and full coverage foundations and tend to reach for more medium, buildable coverage with a... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Community Favorites, Looks & Color Stories, Vol. 029

First and foremost, if you’re not part of the lovely community, consider registering for an account.  This will allow you to take full advantage of all of the features available on the site! Now, let’s dive into readers’ most loved and most wanted products from this past week along with recently shared looks and color stories. Most Loved ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Sadia, Weekly Features, Community Faves, Christine View, Yash MAC Permanent, Saint Germain Viseart Permanent, MAC Limited Edition, Avignon MAC Limited Edition, Urban Decay Electric Palette Look, Melissa View, Melissa View Story Galaxy

Chanel Rose Petillant Joues Contraste Blush Review & Swatches

Rose Petillant (330) Chanel Rose Petillant (330) Joues Contraste Blush ($45.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage–as marketed–from medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused to a seamless finish with barely any blending (but didn’t sheer out too readily). The texture was silky, smooth, and soft without be...
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When turning 30 means you’re into guys *and* their dads

For one Reddit user, entering his 30s coincided with finding himself attracted to two generations of dudes. “Turning 30 means still being attracted to 23-year-olds, but you also wouldn’t say no to their dad,” the Redditor recently observed. “Something must have happened in the last year where 40-something dads have become increasingly attractive to me.” Related: Man finally meets girlfriend’s parents, realizes he’s totally had sex with Dad. Now what? AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.displ...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Reddit, Jesus, Intergenerational, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Daddy, Said, Daddies

Stash Your Stuff in Style: 5 Perfect Handbags to Turn Heads

Stash Your Stuff in Style: 5 Perfect Handbags to Turn Heads If you’re ready to retire the hefty tote you hauled around all winter and embrace something lighter and fresher for the season, here are five purses for spring that are sure to step up your style game. more at Stash Your Stuff in Style: 5 Perfect Handbags to Turn Heads. This is an original post from The Budget Fashionista.
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, Handbags, Purses For Spring, Spring Handbags, Spring Purses

Ah, first (fragrance) loves

Perfume PosseAh, first (fragrance) loves Well, another Valentine’s Day is in the books, and still in the spirit of love, let’s talk perfume. You always remember your first perfume loves, don’t you? And especially your first niche perfume loves. Here’s my first big memory: The… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseAh, first (fragrance) loves
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What Is Selvedge Denim [February 2020]?

Is Selvedge Denim Better? When it comes to selvedge denim being better, it refers to the process of the making the denim. Selvedge is better when it comes to the durability of the jean because the selvedge denim hems are much more tightly woven which allows the jean to last longer. What Is The Difference Between Selvedge And Raw Denim? The difference between raw and selvedge is the way they are made. Raw denim is not washed during the process and therefore they are a lighter cheaper brand ...
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Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious Summer Squeeze

The house of Donna Karan has prepared a new edition of the original 2007 DKNY Be Delicious fragrance, named DKNY Be Delicious Summer Squeeze, for the summer of 2020. A clear, fresh, juicy and playful scent, DKNY Be Delicious Summer Squeeze combines citrusy aromas with white flowers and creamy undertones. Described as sunny and juicy, made for hot summer days, DKNY Be Delicious Summer Squeeze ... Read full article: Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious Summer Squeeze from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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7 Spring Must-Haves Video

One empty, one random product, and 5 that are new this spring and are awesome. Check it out! Here’s what I mentioned: @fentybeauty Gloss Bomb. @strivectin Peptight Serum... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Beauty, Maybelline, Kevin Murphy, Fenty, Hair Oil, More Than Beauty, StriVectin, Favourites, Bumble and Bumble, DIY Hair Treatment

This no-screws Dougong Table assembles like Lego and looks like art

Alright, who is ready for a table that looks like art and does not come with a frustrating IKEA assembly guide? Because Boston-based designer Mian Wei has created this beautiful piece of furniture that marries minimal aesthetic with cultural heritage. The Dougong blocks from ancient Chinese architecture play a central role in the build and concept of the grid table – think of it as an advanced Lego challenge! Mian Wei won the Silver A’Design Award for this grid table in the homeware and furnitur...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, Boston, Lifestyle, Competitions, Lego, Furniture, Chinese, Ikea, Interiors, Table, Product Design, Homeware, Accent, Woodwork

New study finds same-sex marriages are happier than their straight counterparts

And they said it couldn’t last. A new study conducted by the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that same-sex male couples have the lowest stress level compared to opposite-sex couples and same-sex female couples. Titled “Marital Strain and Psychological Distress in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples,” the study included 756 midlife U.S. men and women in 378 gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. Each participant kept a diary detailing daily points of stress in life and their marriages...
Tags: Feature, Same Sex Marriage, Life, Lifestyle, New York Times, Reddit, Ad Friendly, Stephanie Coontz, Queerty Ever After, Gay Families, Straight Marriage, Journal of Marriage and Family, Michael A Garcia, Debra Umberson

Maison Matine: Parisian Millennials' Perfumes

After the TFWA-2020 exhibition in Cannes, we wrote about the new niche brand Maison Matine, which was created for a new generation that feels responsible about our planet and other people. Eco-friendly packaging, young perfumers, low-cost high-quality fragrances, percentages of profit to charity, creative fragrance ideas suggested by graphic designers - this is what Maison Matine is about. Rece... Read full article: Maison Matine: Parisian Millennials' Perfumes from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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Numbers vs Alignment

If the numbers in your work (like sales and profits) matter more than the alignment of your work (like fulfillment, purpose, and appreciation), then even if you succeed on those terms, you may end up with bigger numbers but with lower alignment, which can strangle your motivation. Good luck pursuing bigger numbers when you’ve lost your mojo because you feel overwhelmed and under-appreciated. Better numbers aren’t much compensation for the daily punishment of feeling emotionally out of sync wi...
Tags: Careers, Values, Steve, Abundance

Perfumed Horoscope: February 17 - February 24

This week our focus is ideally on calming down, so we can access our true potential. We experience so much in such a short amount of time, but we have no time to process what happens to us. This is where all our "problems" come from, layers and layers of unprocessed and not integrated emotions and experiences. We never "have" time. Time has us. This is one of those weeks, the less you do, the ... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: February 17 - February 24 from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
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"The only outrage here is that a man who has lived a long life had to have his child consulted about whether he can 'have' contraception."

"Well, that and the urge to 'dry heave' simply because you've learned he's sexually active. There is a reason the elderly are fed up with the way they are treated. This was disturbing on multiple levels. None of them the ones the author intended."That's the top-rated comment (among lots of other similar comments) on the NYT column "Having ‘The Talk’ With My 80-Something Dad/I was not prepared for the phone call from my father’s skilled nursing facility asking for permission to provide him contra...
Tags: Health, Law, Sex, Aging, Fathers, Ann Althouse, Stacey Zapalac Contraceptives

The bear necessities in Alaska

Tongass National Park is one of the world’s great, unspoiled forests – and it’s home to more brown bears than anywhere else on earthThrough the droplets on the binoculars, some distance away, two unidentifiable creatures appear to be wading across the tidal creek. Deer? Wolf? Moose? A faraway brown bear and cub, in fact. We watch as the maple-brown carnivores lumber straight for our group, swallowing up the space between us. Their determined pace hints at a head-on meeting. The tone of our guide...
Tags: Travel, Life and style, Alaska, Moose, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Alaska Holidays, Wolf, Sitka, Peter Robertson, Tongass National Park

50 things we love in the world of food right now

Brilliant bakers, sibling chefs and the biochemist who became Britain’s best brewer: presenting Observer Food Monthly’s food favourites for 2020 Continue reading...
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NEW Love Beauty and Planet Delightful Detox at CVS

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own. I’ve got a new focus this year; being kind to myself and making more time for ME. Life has been busy — very busy, but I have been taking some time to work out and get back to eating and drinking clean. It makes such a difference in how I feel overall. I have even been more conscious about my hair and beauty routine. With the NEW Love, Beauty and Planet Delightful Detox Shampoo & Conditioner from CVS, I am washing less and still have...
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Escape to a hotel on an island in the middle of the Thames: Monkey Island estate review

This idyllic island retreat not far from London is rich in history and luxuryWhere is it? The Monkey Island Estate is over a bridge on a little, green private island in the River Thames, near Bray, Berkshire. Two Grade I-listed pavilions form the hotel, originally commissioned as a fishing retreat in 1723 by the third Duke of Marlborough.So what’s the pull? There’s the history: the Duke escaped to his fishing idyll for 20 years before dying in 1758, leading to one of the rumoured reasons for the...
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‘I look at the clock… it’s 3am’: Why can’t women sleep

While her husband snores peacefully beside her, Mariella Frostrup, like women everywhere, is wide awake – mind spinning. But why? And what can she do about it?It is 3am. I know because I’ve checked the clock three times since I crept to the loo at 1.45am. Within minutes of my return to bed I feel the delicious fog of slumber evaporate, my heart rate rises and my brain begins its relentless scan for topics to keep me engaged. Occasionally, I get a laugh out of what I dream up as a priority worry;...
Tags: Family, Sleep, Women, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Menopause, Yeovil, Stormzy, Mariella Frostrup

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