Sunday Firesides: Love Lightens the Load

Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Ever since, people have routinely emphasized the second part of this dynamic to the neglect of the first — not only in matters of faith, but in every other kind of commitment.  Think back to being in the throes of romantic love. You felt there was nothing you wouldn’t do for your beloved. What would otherwise be drudgery, became a joy. An acquaintance asks to be picked up from the airport at midnight? How vexing! Your beloved ask...
Tags: Life, Jesus, William James, A Man's Life, Fred Craddock, Sunday Firesides

Michael Kors Gorgeous: On Trend with Woody Whites

Michael Kors’ Gorgeous! is pretty true to its name – it smells great, and will work in almost all contexts (casual, office, night out, even gym, etc.) Right off the bat I should say that Gorgeous is not going to give the avid niche hunter a thrill, but is a well-made, well-balanced white floral musk with satisfyingly subtle woody elements. Personally, I think it beats a lot of its competitors ... Read full article: Michael Kors Gorgeous: On Trend with Woody Whites from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, Michael Kors, Fragrantica Perfumes, Michael Kors Gorgeous

What’s in a surname? The female artists lost to history because they got married

A new biography of the painter Isabel Rawsthorne highlights how talented women have often missed out on the recognition they deservedGenerations of female artists, composers and writers have been lost to history because their names changed after marriage. According to growing academic consensus, the conventional switch of surnames at the altar has erased a key cultural legacy. And the story of the painter and designer Isabel Rawsthorne, told in a new biography, is among the first to make this po...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Marriage, Women, Painting, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Jacob Epstein

3 Benefits Of Shifting Over To Bamboo Clothing

When it comes to versatility, no plant on Earth comes close to bamboo. Although it looks like a tree, it’s actually a type of long grass, and no part of it goes unused. Its slender but sturdy stem – not trunk – is ideal for scaffolding and framework. Bamboo shoots sprouting out of the ground are a staple in oriental cuisine. Its pulp serves as a more sustainable alternative for making paper. In recent years, the many applications of bamboo have also included clothing. Fibers derived fro...
Tags: Fashion, Australia, Washington Post, Earth, Bamboo, World Wildlife Fund, Robin Givhan, Vegan-friendly, Organic or Eco-Friendly, Bamboo Underwear, Bamboo Clothing, Organic Bamboo, Murray Darling River Basin, Sydney Harbors

Taking dating lessons from my daughter: 'Flirting is being present in the moment’

It was coming up to Christmas and I asked my grown daughter what she wanted. She said, ‘What I want for you is to find love again’It was something that hadn’t crossed my mind to want for myself. I was 65 and amicably separated from her father. Our marriage had lost its mojo long before; there had been struggle and frustration, and she had witnessed that.I replied, “Darling, I’ve got a great life! I travel, I do interesting work, I’ve got great friends, I’m content.” She said, “No, I want you to...
Tags: Family, Relationships, Life and style, Dating

Britney Spears: will the princess of pop finally find freedom?

I followed the singer’s ups and downs since her first hit as a 16-year-old. Now a new documentary has highlighted how harshly she has been treatedThe first time I interviewed Britney Spears she was 16: an instant, overnight superstar on account of her just-dropped single ... Baby One More Time. This was 1998 so I asked her about the other biggest story of the day – the affair between Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.“I just think the president is a very decent man,” she began ...
Tags: Music, Celebrity, White House, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, Bill Clinton, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Focus, Monica Lewinsky

Genyum Barcelona Collection Review

Perfume brand GENYUM was born in a sculptor’s studio, a space populated with examples that display the strength of raw materials, and the taming of the sculpted form. Iron, copper, metals transformed by fire, guided by the artist’s skillful hand. These surroundings speak to us of the process by which a work of art is created, a process containing the essence, the final intent. It is from this... Read full article: Genyum Barcelona Collection Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazin...
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Vintage 101: How To Bring Your Second-Hand Style to Life

Guest Blogger: Alana King Do you look in your wardrobe and see those parachute pants from the ’90s and think “Time for the thrift shop”, or the ’80s shoulder pads, roll your eyes and go “what was I thinking?” While there are certain trends some of us would love to leave in the past, there may be a good reason not to throw that bloused leather jacket out this season. There is no need to look at a second-hand garment with disdain. If you know where to look and what to look for, yo...
Tags: Fashion, Vintage, Levi, Louis Vuitton, Louis, Cindy, Fashion Advice, Vintage Jewelry, Vintage Fashion, Second Hand, Vintage Clothing, Vintage Dresses, Vintage Style, Vintage Stores, Second Hand Clothing, Vintage clothing online

Too Faced Melted Chocolate 24 Hour Liquid Matte Eye Shadow $12

Too Faced Melted Chocolate 24 Hour Liquid Matte Eye Shadow has been added to the Sephora President’s Day Sale! These are marked down to $12.50! If you like cream eyeshadow I’d say grab a few! They are a really nice eyeshadow that applies beautifully and matte in finish! Enjoy! Where to buy Sephora You may also enjoy... Armani Chinese New Year Armani Glow Face Powder Compact for Chinese New Year 2017Laura Geller Eye Shadow Five Book Library for Holiday 2014Basically My Sentiments on...
Tags: Beauty, Steals and Deals, US BB Creams Avon Lip Lacquer Stain Review

25% Off Pat Mcgrath

Snag 25% Off at! No code required, discount at checkout! Excluded: The Divine Rose II Collection and XCLUSIV OFFERS are exempt from THE VIP SALE. Enjoy! Where to buy Pat Mcgrath You may also enjoy... New Gorilla Perfumes Holiday/Winter 2012Did Someone Say 50% Off the Balm?Musings of the Day: Why MAC? Do Not Open Until November 18th The post 25% Off Pat Mcgrath appeared first on Musings of a Muse.
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When you can’t quit a crush

Falling head over heels in love is one thing, but if it becomes all-consuming you may be in ‘limerance’A few years ago I was at my university’s library, frantically refreshing a dating app. Under my crush’s photo there was a location setting that told me how far she was from me. “One mile away!” I felt a surge of adrenaline and my mind started racing.I was a promoter for a gay nightclub in London’s Soho, which was where I met Lucy. I’d drop my flyers on purpose and she’d help me pick them up. We...
Tags: Psychology, Science, London, Relationships, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Lucy, Soho

Newly blond Scott Disick enjoys beach date with bikini-clad Amelia Hamlin

"They seemed to be having a very relaxing time. They looked very much in love."
Tags: Fashion, Scott Disick, Amelia Hamlin

Mars Square Mars In Synastry – Specific To Sex

When Mars squares Mars between charts, it creates a lot of friction.  The result is just like it sounds. The partners jar each other. You may like this. It really depends on your tastes. The Mars/Mars aspect promises that you will … Read More...
Tags: Sex, Mars, Astrology, Real Life, Relating, Synastry, Mars Square Mars

Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: An Open Letter to the Evangelical Church on Christology The life and health of the church depends on a correct preaching and teaching of Christ — a teaching that leads us, by God’s grace, to faith and confidence in our Lord Jesus, and an entire life lived in adoration, praise, and obedience to him. Should Young Pastors Prefer a Large or Small Church? Are you willing to minister in obscurity where you can come to know what it is to pastor precio...
Tags: England, Featured, Life, Links, Jesus, Christ, Evangelical Church, Lloyd Jones, Gospel Coalition Canada

Did you see… Virat Kohli after Moeen Ali clean bowled him for a duck?

Virat Kohli is a man who struggles to come to terms with being bowled. We assumed we’d already seen Kohli’s finest “I’ve just been bowled” face. And maybe, for a pure, single facial expression conveying sheer bafflement that such a thing could possibly have happened, the face he produced after Adil Rashid hit his stumps is still the best. But when Kohli was clean bowled for a duck by Moeen Ali? Well that was a whole big thing all of its own. That was a thing we’re going to have to take a...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Bill Pullman, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Virat Kohli, Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Balthazar Getty, Rohit, Did you see, Moeen Ali Kohli, Moeen Ali Only

‘I don’t want friends who put others at risk’: has lockdown wrecked friendships?

Fighting over lockdown rules, clashing about coronavirus lies, or just stuck on endless boring Zoom calls: will your mates still be your mates after the pandemic? Ellen Page, an 18-year-old university student from Northampton, was hospitalised with Covid last June. “I have never felt weaker,” she says. “I couldn’t lift my head off the pillow. I had hot sweats. It was really scary.” During the four days she was in hospital, she took comfort in messages from childhood friends. “They were all texti...
Tags: Health, Friendship, Life and style, Northampton, Ellen Page, Coronavirus, COVID

Fantomas Nasomatto: A Concentrated Scent of Nightmare

Matvey Yudov's article is wonderful, brilliant and truly tells you everything about  Fantomas by Nasomatto. How and what it is made of, why it is the way it is, and what fragrances it can be compared to. So much so that I could just keep my silence... But when you experience something that extraordinary, it's hard to stay mum about it.   After all, Fantomas by Nasomatto is a masterpiece... ... Read full article: Fantomas Nasomatto: A Concentrated Scent of Nightmare from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
Tags: Fashion, Fragrantica Perfumes, Matvey Yudov, Fantômas, Nasomatto

Bill Gates on the climate crisis: ‘I can't deny being a rich guy with an opinion’

In an exclusive extract from his new book, the Microsoft founder explains why we need to cut carbon emissions to zero – even if he is an ‘imperfect messenger’There are two numbers you need to know about climate change. The first is 51bn. The other is zero.Fifty-one billion is how many tons of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere every year. Zero is what we need to aim for. To stop the warming and avoid the worst effects of climate change, humans need to stop adding greenho...
Tags: Energy, Microsoft, Climate Change, Environment, Life and style, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Carbon capture and storage (CCS

Fit in my 40s: this rock workout is a riot | Zoe Williams

You’re not moving methodically through your muscle groups: you’re trying to find your inner demonRockFit was a word-of-mouth suggestion, by way of social media. Launched and extremely popular in Plymouth, it probably would have stayed there were it not for the massive boost that online classes have had over lockdown. Now it seems to have a lot of fans. Or maybe, in the great echo chamber of modern life, the kind of people I like love it.The “rock” is exactly what you’d expect: every band that so...
Tags: Fitness, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Plymouth, Zoe Williams, Kerrang, Rammstein Halestorm

Tim Dowling: I’ve got a secret plan to level out the back garden using only coffee grounds

As long as I don’t tell them about it, it needn’t be a successIt is early morning and I am sitting in the kitchen before anyone else has had a chance to use it, drinking coffee, reading headlines and being quiet. The only sound is the noise of the tortoise trying to force himself through the cat flap, and the cat itself, which is sitting on the worktop, wanting cat food and getting none.“Noel,” it says. Continue reading...
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Blind date: ‘The end of the evening is a little hazy’

Steph, 27, clinical account manager, and Will, 28, actor/singerWhat were you hoping for?At best a nice evening and a bit of a laugh, or at the very least a funny story. Continue reading...
Tags: Life and style, Dating, Steph

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