Sunday Firesides: Your Worst Competitor Is You

“You should only compete with yourself.”  “Just try to be your own very best.” In a time when competing with others has come to be frowned upon as unsavory and shallow — pissing contests for the insecure — such maxims have arisen as pointers towards a seemingly higher ideal. But like many modem pieces of wisdom, while this philosophy sounds wonderful in the abstract, it works rather poorly in practice. Researchers asked cyclists to pedal stationary bikes as fast as they could and recor...
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The Best H&M New Arrivals for Women Over 40

The Best H&M New Arrivals for Women Over 40 H&M is known for its trendy and affordable styles. But the fast-fashion chain isn’t solely for the young crowd. This season’s new collection in particular is as mature as it … more at The Best H&M New Arrivals for Women Over 40. This is an original post from Budget Fashionista.
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36 photos that show how Tom Brady evolved into an NFL and fashion icon

Theo Wargo / Staff / Getty Images Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, securing his spot as the greatest quarterback of all time. He is also the husband of the world's highest-paid supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, he is the second-highest-paid NFL player of all time, and in addition to being an NFL icon, he has become somewhat of a fashion icon off the field. Brady's fashion sense had humble beginnings. Below we take a look at how his style has evolved over the years. Visit the Busine...
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Perfect storm: have the influencers selling a dream lost their allure?

Social media stars, already under fire for trips to Dubai in lockdown, are now involved in a row over Instagram postsMakeup artist Sasha Louise Pallari started her hashtag #filterdrop in summer 2020. A social media campaign to discourage influencers promoting beauty products by using filters to exaggerate their effect, it paid off last week when the Advertising Standards Authority banned two tanning brands from using misleading filters on Instagram Stories. The ruling means that in future all us...
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How To Care For Leather Custom Wallets

If you regularly notice single bills sitting loosely in odd locations, such as your washing machine, or turn the vehicle upside down at the nearest Starbuck’s drive-through in search of a credit card, it’s usually a clear sign that something is lacking in your life. You are a modern and sophisticated guy, indulging in trendy suits, rack of belts, and supreme coffee brew in the morning, but you do not possess a manhood Holy-Grail – the classy leather custom wallets.  We may differentiate...
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Fun School Supplies From Scented Erasers to Glittery Notebooks!

Shopping for school supplies is a rite of passage for most students. Everyone has memories of painstakingly choosing the pencils, notebooks, and folders they will use for the entire school year. Whether your child is going to an in-person school, homeschooling, or studying online, choosing fun and unique items can lighten the mood and add some fun to your child’s education. Consider adding a few whimsical items like scented erasers to surprise your young scholar and brighten the upc...
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Etoile Filante: A Triumph in Strawberry

I am always excited by the prospect of Louis Vuitton scents in the knowledge that they, essentially, come out of the same workspace as Dior’s private line, and there have been some real hidden gems cooked up by François Demachy there. Unfortunately, most Louis Vuitton compositions seem to follow rigid prototypes and don’t, in my opinion, justify the high price tags asked for them. That doesn�... Read full article: Etoile Filante: A Triumph in Strawberry from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
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CBD will go on sale in Australia, but first manufacturers will have to prove it works

While CBD has been approved for over-the-counter sale, there are regulatory hurdles to clear before it actually appears in pharmacies“You can have as much whiskey as you like, but there’s no whiskey available,” says Prof Iain McGregor, psychopharmacologist and academic director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, when asked to describe the rules around CBD in Australia at the moment. Related: How a cannabis farm cured my fear of nature | Zoe Williams Continue reading...
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Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman : Priest at Heart Jurist by Profession

Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India on July 07, 2014. Nariman’s retirement is due in August this year. He is no ordinary Judge. Article by Vineet Malik Justice Markandey Katju (Ret’d), on his blog revealed that, Nariman was trained as a learned Parsi priest at a tender age of 12. He was taught at the Harvard Law School by the stalwarts; Professors Laurence Tribe and Roberto Unger. He practiced Maritime Law in New York at Haight Gardner Poor an...
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Michelle Obama's stylist and 12 Black professionals on the former First Lady's fashion legacy and the art of power dressing

Michelle Obama Paras Griffin / Contributor . Getty Images Throughout the years, Michelle Obama has become a style icon.  Her stylist, Meredith Koop, has helped Obama become the noted fashion icon she is today.  Koop and Black professionals weighed in on the lasting impact of Obama's style and what it says about power dressing.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Daniella Carter said if she's learned one thing from Michelle Obama's style, it's what an unapologetic Black...
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Shalimar to The Naked Nose

How many of us have never smelled Shalimar, one of Guerlain's most famous perfumes? There are probably not many. My exposure to Shalimar has been painfully small. Some of you might find that criminal, others (who don't like the perfume) might say I'm lucky. What is remarkable about this occurrence though, is that it's odd to move around the world of perfume for such a long time with only the mo... Read full article: Shalimar to The Naked Nose from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Destined for an arranged marriage, I chose to follow my heart

As a teenager, true love seemed like an impossible dream, but I was determined to marry for love and not obligationThis year, my husband Richard and I will have been married for 10 years. It may not sound all that long, but it feels quietly significant to me, this decade of us, not least because there was a time that I could not fathom a world in which we could ever be together at all.I grew up expecting to marry someone my parents chose for me: a suitable young man who would share my Pakistani ...
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5 Things You Need To Know Before You Visit Maui

Oh!! Finally, you are up for a vacation? First things first, congratulations. Does it sound a bit cheesy? It had to be considering what everyone went through last year. We all know 2020 was absolute crap. Fortunately, we emerged out of that mess. So, it is highly advisable to take a break and enjoy yourself with your friends and family.  And what better way to do that than planning a getaway. Right? While international travel is a bit out of the picture, for now, you can still feel refr...
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Keeping Mauritius the paradise it is meant to be

Meet the designers working to create a circular future for the island The post Keeping Mauritius the paradise it is meant to be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Peut-être Lancôme, The Vintage Perfume

In 2020, Lancôme launched its Peut-Être fragrance, one of its most legendary fragrances, for the third time. Elena Prokofeva wrote about the new composition, housed in an exclusive bottle depicting the open gate of the Lancôme garden, with its attractive and sensual character, and today I would like to tell you about the vintage fragrance released in 1937. Lancôme was founded in 1935 by Arm... Read full article: Peut-être Lancôme, The Vintage Perfume from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
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Close-ups, cats and clutter: what the online yoga teacher saw

Teaching via Instagram and Zoom is both more and less intimate than a real-life classFifteen people lie down in rectangles on my screen. I am telling them to relax their jaws and soften the muscles around their eyes. I am also having a silent, hand gesture-based conversation with a five-year-old girl in one of the rectangles. This morning the girl’s mother sent me an email that read: “I’m going to attempt as much of the class as she will allow me to do – sometimes she is fine with it, and someti...
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‘My personal lockdown has been much longer’: on chronic illness, before and after Covid

Life before was a little different, but not a lot. Now I feel a new resilience and hopeRead more: Laura Barton on how a daily call to California got her through lockdown and Elle Hunt on moving to the other side of the world and the pandemicI’ve been inside my cramped terrace house for nearly a year now. There haven’t been walks outside, or trips to the shops. Every morning, I wake into a day the same as yesterday. I reach out a hand to the cat who I know will be curled by my right side, listen ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Cosmetic Makeovers

Traditional dentistry is important to your overall health since it focuses primarily on oral hygiene and treating tooth decay and disease. However, on the other end of the dental spectrum you’ll fine cosmetic dentistry. Since its main focus is improving the appearance of your smile, it too can be important to your overall health, since bettering your teeth and mouth will not only make you look great, but feel great too. In short, traditional dentistry is a required procedure while cosmetic...
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Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: A Letter to the Premiers of the Provinces and Territories of Canada We implore you to allow places of worship to open their doors again as soon as it is safe to do so. However, we are not blind to the risk of transmission posed by larger gatherings. Seven Worship Services Each Week I want to encourage you to do all that you can to gather in person while honouring the restrictions. Do it for your sheep! I Long to See You: A Pastoral Plea for ...
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Did you see… Joe Root standing at the other end?

Where are we now with Joe Root hundreds? Last month we were asking at what point a Joe Root innings becomes noteworthy? Our point was that a mere hundred from Root doesn’t really feel like big news any more. It needs to be at least a ‘daddy’ hundred for people to feel like it warrants a headline. Immediately after we wrote that piece, Root uncovered the ‘hundreds in successive Test matches’ workaround. By reaching three figures match after match after match, that became a thing in itsel...
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Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for Valentine’s Day

A three-course showpiece to prep in advance, so you can spend more time with your better half: burnt aubergine with feta and harissa oil, prawns in vanilla and rum butter, and a chocolatey coffee mousse to finish This time last year, many of us were looking forward to a special, one-to-one supper with a loved one. The partner we live with, for example, but perhaps forget to go on dates with; a special meal, quality time, stories saved up to be shared. The past year has, of course, brought a whol...
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'They are scared to try new things': how is home school impacting young children?

After nearly a year of disrupted learning, primary school children in the UK have missed key milestones - as well as their friends. What will be the long term cost?• In pictures: pets, plants and cuddly toys: a child’s eye view of home schooling It is fair to say that Wells, eight, does not enjoy remote learning. “It’s horrible,” he tells a group of fellow year 4 children over a video call. “I can see my friends, but I can’t talk to them.” Emily, nine, finds home schooling tough, too: “It’s real...
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‘Hugging is like medicine, it gives us hope’: friends and lovers on the joy of touch

Longing for a cuddle? Newlyweds, siblings and housemates hug the people they can – and look forward to being close with those they miss Continue reading...
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‘It is only now I realise the toll the pandemic has taken’: a letter from the other side of Covid

I moved from London to New Zealand, where the sense of normality is surrealRead more: Laura Barton on how a daily call to California got her through lockdownNew Zealand doesn’t exist. So goes the meme, an internet in-joke arising from the frequency with which the island nation is left off world maps, and amplified by the whimsical news stories that often emerge there. For instance: a city road was recently closed for an entire month to allow safe crossing for a family of sea lions. How is New Ze...
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Blind date: ‘There were a few awkward silences’

Julie, 27, customer engagement manager, and Michael, 29, project engineerWhat were you hoping for?To meet someone funny and interesting. If there was a romantic interest, that would have been a bonus. Continue reading...
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Why does writing about motherhood provoke so much rage?

The subject is guaranteed to attract a tsunami of bile, stemming from resentment, sexism and disgustMy friend E has written a book. “It’s not as though it hasn’t all been said before,” she said. “I suppose the most interesting thing about it is how many times it can be said without anything changing.”I can’t work out whether I’ve forgotten what my friends are like, or forgotten how to have a conversation, but this doesn’t sound like E at all. It sounds sheepish, like she has stepped on a toe, or...
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The workmen want my opinion. But I’m not falling for that | Tim Dowling

I don’t actually care what happens, as long it’s someone else’s faultAt 8.45am there is a knock on the door of my office shed.“Yes?” I say, with the distracted air of someone who has been interrupted at work, although even the casual observer would probably notice that I’m holding a banjo. Continue reading...
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