International Women's Day 2020 around the world - in pictures

A selection of images from events and protests across the globe to mark International Women’s Day, which has been held every year on 8 March since 1977, when the UN invited member states to declare a day for women’s rights and world peace Continue reading...
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Ramon Monegal Launches Faïsa As a Tribute to the Sun

In the Mediterranean countries like Spain, home of perfumer Ramon Monegal, the sun is as important as life, love and food. It's just what we all long for, after the winter months, and when it finally starts to beam its warmth on us, you can see everyone's smiles blooming as people come out to celebrate spring. To mark this occasion, as the sun is already shining at the moment I am writing this new... Read full article: Ramon Monegal Launches Faïsa As a Tribute to the Sun from Fragrantica Perfum...
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I’m Bored Of Florals. What Other Prints Can I Wear This Spring? 

Truth: We’re tired of florals. Yes, we know florals are synonymous with spring and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. And we don’t have a problem with that. There are times when we can’t get enough of flowery prints, but with an abundance of the popular print in our wardrobes, this season we’re looking for alternatives to complete our outfits. With that said,  there are a ton of other prints to experiment with as the warmer months approach. From retro to paisley and polka dots. So, avoid f...
Tags: Fashion, Prints, Harvey Nichols, Fashion Fix, Paisley, Florals, Blouses, Reiss Polka Dot Silk Shirt, Boden Polo Ralph Lauren Stripe Shirt, Harrods Navy, Boden Marina Rinaldi, Harrods Paisley Print Blouse, Harrods Cologne Printed Satin Blouse

5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Getting Laser Hair Removal On My Underarms

Image Source: Getty Despite how long laser hair removal has been around now, there is still a lot that many don't know about the process. When I signed up for a course of laser treatments for my underarms at sk:n, a UK-based skin clinic, I threw out my razors, shaving creams, and at-home-waxing kits because I just knew it was the savior I'd been waiting for. (Spoiler alert: I was wrong.) If you're considering underarm laser hair removal, read on for the five things I wish I'd known before I star...
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Happy accident: Le Labo Vanille 44 & Tubereuse 40 Review

Perfume PosseHappy accident: Le Labo Vanille 44 & Tubereuse 40 Review The other day I was playing with several of my Le Labo sample vials, intending to try one scent on one wrist and one on the other. I put Le Labo Vanille 44 on my right wrist, then the phone… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseHappy accident: Le Labo Vanille 44 & Tubereuse 40 Review
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Director Mike Mosallam brings gay Muslim romance to the screen in ‘Breaking Fast’

Subversion can take many forms…even a love story. In a time when images of happy, healthy queer couples continue to increase in number in films and TV, Mike Mossallam aims to bring the subversiveness back to gay romance. The out-gay, Muslim filmmaker has just completed his first feature: Breaking Fast. It premieres at OutFest Fusion March 8 before hitting the festival circuit. The film is currently seeking distribution. Based on Mosallam’s short film of the same name, Breaking Fast stars Haaz S...
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WATCH: Young musician performs original song about a 16-year-old drag queen

Julian Hornik Meet Julian Hornik, the New York singer/songwriter who just penned a catchy tune about a 16-year-old Jewish drag queen. Hornik wrote the song, titled “The Origin of Shayna Maidel,” as something of a fan letter to real-life “drag prodigy” Shayna Maidel, a teen queen with a doting Jewish mother. Her name, Shayna Maidel, is a derivation of shayna meydl, which means “pretty girl” in Yiddish. Related: WATCH: Gay Men’s Chorus singing Laura Dern’s praises is awards season winner AdBri...
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Reducing Mental Effort – Part 7

Our series on reducing mental effort continues. This is the final piece in the series. Reduce decision fatigue Consider how many times you may ask yourself questions like these during a typical week: What should I do now?What should I eat?What should I wear?Do I feel like exercising today?What should I watch now?Should I go out or stay in? Even if you don’t ask that question consciously, your subconscious mind still has to address it. Or do you ever have thoughts like these come...
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Quiproquo Gres: Gender Disoriented

The name Quiproquo has Latin roots and means “who instead of whom,” quiproquo in the theatrical dictionary is a misunderstanding, confusion, a comic situation related to the fact that one person is mistaken for another. "Examiner" by Nikolai Gogol, "Mandate" by Nikolai Erdman, "Sganarelle" by Jean Moliere are all based on the technique, known since ancient times. The confusion of rich and p... Read full article: Quiproquo Gres: Gender Disoriented from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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Father wonders if he’s under-reacting to his son’s coming out

A single father took to Reddit recently to ask if he’s being too chill about his teen son’s coming out. In his post, the dad says that his 16-year-old came out a few months ago. “I told him that I loved him and that it didn’t matter to me,” he recalled. “Truly makes about as much difference to me as what his favorite color is. We’ve always been very open about someone’s orientation not being an issue for anyone besides that person, so I’m pretty sure he knew I’d be fine with it.” He went on: “M...
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‘Power Rangers’ rumored to be getting first gay Ranger

Rumor alert, to anyone who takes their rangers with a dose of power: the upcoming Power Rangers cinematic reboot will feature a gay blue ranger. The news comes via Hollywood gossip site We Got This Covered, so take it with a grain of salt. That said, the 2017 Power Rangers movie also hinted that the Yellow Ranger (played by Becky G) also had an attraction to women. This rebooted version will feature a more overt gay character, possibly intended as a nod to David Yost, the Blue Ranger in the ori...
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Do you purchase from more brands now than you did a few years ago?

Oh, so many more! There are more brands than ever to choose from, and I think the bar for quality is higher, too. And obviously when I started, I was only buying from MAC and that’s so not the case now! — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Essence Befitting The Blush Review & Swatches

Befitting Essence Befitting The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which was more pigmentation than described by the brand, though it could be used with a lighter hand if desired to achieve more buildable coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a bit of firmness in the pan, just not enough to...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020

Masc guys describe how much they face homophobia

Masculine-presenting gay and bi guys opened up online recently after a Reddit user asked about their experiences with homophobia and passing as straight. “Masc gay men, do you deal with homophobia as much?” the Redditor inquired. “Are people surprised to find out you’re gay?” Related: This guy’s epic read of another dude asking if he’s ‘masculine’ is going viral AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); For a lot of commenters, the answer is “no” to the firs...
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TV writer claps back at the idea of ‘forced’ diversity in storytelling

In a recent tweet, TV writer Dani Fernandez rightly told off anyone who thinks inclusivity is “forced diversity.” “I don’t understand why adding gay characters or poc characters is ‘forcing’ diversity when they are literally everywhere in the real world,” she tweeted on February 26. “Like what planet is your character on where everyone is straight and white lmao.” I don’t understand why adding gay characters or poc characters is “forcing” diversity when they are literally everywhere in the r...
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We’ve achieved diversity in the workplace. Now what?

Striving for more diversity (in all its forms) is good, but it's what you do with and for those new voices that can change the landscape of a company. Why does diversity matter and how does it factor into the competitive environment?Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), says that inclusion is the "real holy grail" in terms of making the most of diversity.Diversity strategies have evolved over time to focus more on common...
Tags: Work, Gender, Leadership, Identity, Life, Race, Women, Success, Communication, Innovation, Men, Gender Equality, Taylor, Humanity, Decision-making, Society for Human Resource Management SHRM

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

The new edition of the reinvented Gucci Guilty perfume line is an intense version of the masculine fragrance Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum. The celebration of freedom that the brand pursues through the #ForeverGuilty story continues, and Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum offers a reinterpretation of the original scent with accords of hot chili peppers and soothing fresh roses. "Int... Read full article: Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Eau de Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes M...
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Perfumed Horoscope: March 9 - March 15

Both computing devices I typically use to write this column became dysfunctional over the past few weeks. Guess what? Yes, Mercury is retrograde, but only until Tuesday. After that the bills will come :) This potent week will haunt you to produce something crazy good with your life. It will drive you to find a so far unimaginable solution, and at the same time make you feel liberated. With fin... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: March 9 - March 15 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Cologne...
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10 Ways to Wear the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Palette

Here are 10 different color combinations to try using the Pat McGrath Divine Rose Mothership Palette ($125.00 for 0.47 oz.)! If you already have this palette and have found some favorite looks, consider submitting your ideas as a color story! About This Series Each look idea is centered around a “quad” of four shades with the expectation that one might bring in the appropriate brow bone or additional transitional shade based on skin tone. I know that I tend to use...
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MAC Eyeshadows for Spring 2020 – Swatches

There are 36 “new” MAC Eyeshadow Singles ($17.00 for 0.05 oz.), which feature a “revamped” formula. Some shades you’ll recognize as long-time, permanent shades, while a few are new, most have appeared in some form in the past as a limited edition shade (or permanent within a palette). All of the new shades are also available in pan-only form for $7.00 each. P.S. — I didn’t realize that Cobalt was also a new shade (it was way further in the core range), so I didn’t b...
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MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme Swatches

MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme ($20.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a new, permanent formula that is available in 10 shades (I bought all 10 but my order was missing one shade). It’s supposed to have an “extreme molten metallic” finish with “12-hour staying power.” They’re also available as pan refills for $9.00; I had to purchase two shades in the pot-form because those shades aren’t yet in stock in pan form. MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme ...
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