The 10 Best Biographies of American Presidents

In 2017, I embarked on a project of reading a biography of every American president. Forty-five men and over 25,000 pages later, I finally finished just before Joe Biden assumed the helm. It wasn’t an easy task, and certainly sometimes dull (especially through long parts of the 1800s), but always intriguing and unendingly fascinating.  As with all biographies, the books were full of life lessons. Though these presidents attained the highest office in the land, they also dealt with obstacles ...
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KYNAH Debut Wedding Collection

We can never go past telling you about a new player in wedding fashion and today, we’re introducing you to the very first bridal collection from Indian luxury fashion house KYNAH. Long known for their beautiful, and glam approach to Indian attire, 2021 marks the debut of the brand’s foray into weddings. With a mission to serve any kind of South Asian bride in a modern, luxe way, designer Aisha Rawji, has designed a range fo wedding-worthy lehengas, saris and gowns alongside sangeets and Mehndi. ...
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TikTok’s Way of Applying Blush

You thought you knew how to put on blush… but there’s a new way…     Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Video, Makeup, Instagram, How-to, Beauty, Makeup Tutorial, Make-up, IGTV, Blush Tutorial

Next Memory: Green Orange, Pink Neroli and Purple Fig

Dennies de Vries and Patrick Van Den Berg are two Dutch entrepreneurs who decided to settle in Lisbon, Portugal many years ago. Together they were pioneers in the city, opening one of the first niche perfume stores, selling perfume and cosmetics in a place beautifully called Skinlife. Now, with a small chain of stores installed, they've ventured into a new project: creating their own perfume bran... Read full article: Next Memory: Green Orange, Pink Neroli and Purple Fig from Fragrantica Perfum...
Tags: Fashion, Lisbon Portugal, Fragrantica Perfumes, Green Orange Pink Neroli, Dennies de Vries, Patrick Van Den Berg

Where to Find Luxury Women’s Watches

If there is one thing we could all use a little more of, it is time. And while you cannot add more hours to your day, we can point you in the direction of where you can find luxury women’s watches. Luxury women’s watches are much more than just a way to tell time, a woman’s luxury watch is also a statement and a piece of jewelry. So, while the watch must be functional, it also must be attractive. It is time to choose a luxury watch that is up to date, not just with the fashion trends, but ...
Tags: Accessories, Fashion, Watch, Watches, Vintage Watch, Luxury Watch, Wardrobe Must-Haves, Women& 039, s Watch

How to Choose the Right Baby Car Seat

When traveling with kids, installing a car seat for your little one can help you have a peaceful trip. It is suggested to get a baby car seat even before your baby is born.  You should always purchase the seat that is right for your baby and thats fits well with your car. You might need 2-3 different car seat – infant, convertible and booster from birth until growing age. Lately, there are also some seats on the market that are growing with your child – one seat for life, like Britax On...
Tags: Fashion, Cdc, Nhtsa, Britax, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard, Right Baby Car Seat, Right Type of Car Seat


Perfume PossePen-sion Happy Valentine’s Day (as this is being uploaded on Sunday). We had some raspberry/chocolate marshmallows. Years ago – well, decades (a lifetime?) – I studied Shotokan karate. My teacher (the sensei) liked to use a word conglomeration of patience and… Continue Reading → Perfume PossePen-sion
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I'm a UK doctor who cared for COVID-19 patients while pregnant. Receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine felt like a beacon of hope.

Dr. Meenal Viz and her daughter Radhika. Dr. Meenal Viz Meenal Viz is a doctor in the UK who cared for COVID-19 patients at a London hospital while pregnant last year. Viz says finally receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine in January was "emotional" for her after months of loss. This is her story, as told to freelance writer Claire Turrell. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. When I was a mom-to-be in my third trimester, I just wanted to enjoy my pregnancy. It's a time when...
Tags: Doctor, UK, London, Congress, Careers, Trends, Walgreens, Vogue, Healthcare, United Nations, Astrazeneca, Gibraltar, Vaccine, Downing Street, Viz, Cvs

Perfumed Horoscope: February 15 - February 21

  There is a stellar composition (Uranus square Saturn) that will endure through the entire year. On a superficial level, it may feel like facing a devil, but on a deeper level, it's about reconnecting to the higher and the lower natures and uniting both within us. This is a collectively painful process, but it will slowly crystalize our real potential. I never heard of a birth that was not pai... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope: February 15 - February 21 from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
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'I never imagined it would be so long': the couples kept apart by Covid rules

Many long-distance couples are spending Valentine’s Day apart because of travel restrictionsHelen Riddle’s husband, Tim, hasn’t been home in almost a year. He left the UK in March last year for what was supposed to be two weeks, and Covid-19 measures have prevented his return. His Christmas presents wait for him under the tree their three children insist on keeping up until he gets back.Tim is a pilot who flies medical equipment around the world. Though he has lived in Hong Kong for the past six...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Relationships, Life and style, UK News, Valentine's Day, Helen, Tim, Coronavirus

To have and to hold: getting hitched in lockdown weddings

It hasn’t been the easiest year for wedding planners, but despite the restrictions these four happy couples proved that where there’s a will there’s a wayWhen it became clear that their planned December wedding in a church in Cambridge was going to be at best Covid-complicated, they shifted into “How do we make this into a virtual wedding?” says Christine, who works for a tech nonprofit in the city. “We didn’t want people travelling; we couldn’t risk a super-spreader wedding. My parents are in S...
Tags: South Korea, Family, Marriage, Relationships, San Francisco, Life and style, Cambridge, Matthew, Christine, Coronavirus

Video chats and distanced picnics: how we caught the love bug in lockdown

Dating in a pandemic has very different challenges, as these brave adventurers discoveredFor Martina Piercy, 54, an occupational therapist from Wellington in Somerset, going into lockdown at the start of a new relationship was “really upsetting”. “We had been dating for six to eight weeks before the pandemic started, so the idea of either living with Tony or not seeing him was difficult,” she said. Continue reading...
Tags: Apps, Life and style, UK News, Dating, Wellington, Somerset, Tony, Coronavirus, Martina Piercy

Designer Harris Reed: 'How are we still outraged by me putting Harry Styles in a dress?'

Ahead of London fashion week, the gender-fluid designer talks about glue guns, pop stars and courting controversy in VogueBefore anyone had heard of the designer Harris Reed, they had seen his suit in Vogue. Or was it a dress?A tailored suit with peak shoulders attached to a hoop-skirt draped in tulle and hot pink satin garlands, it was worn in the magazine’s December issue not by a Hollywood starlet, but by a popstar: Harry Styles. Arguably, it was both. Continue reading...
Tags: Fashion, Gender, Music, Hollywood, London, Life and style, UK News, World news, Culture, Vogue, Harry Styles, London Fashion Week, Fashion Weeks, Harris Reed

Exercise can help prevent cancers, new research finds

Obesity could soon overtake smoking as the main preventable cancer riskTaking regular exercise is going to become increasingly important in helping to prevent cancers as the UK emerges from lockdown, say scientists.Since the pandemic began a year ago, growing numbers of people have reported gaining weight after cutting down on physical activity while others say they have been eating more junk food. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Smoking, Obesity, Cancer, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Health & wellbeing, Men, Cancer Research

I’m thinking of asking a work colleague out for a romantic walk

How should I go about making my move? Strange times indeed, says Mariella Frostrup, but who says romance is dead?The dilemma A colleague I have had my eye on in the office was recently promoted, meaning we are now equals in the company. Along with working remotely at the moment, this has made me wonder if now the right time is to ask her out (so far as we can date anyone right now), away from the glare of our small company. I have always ruled it out but when I date other girls, she is always in...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Mariella Frostrup, Coronavirus

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