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Sunday Firesides: Action Is Your Purpose

One of the keenest desires of every individual is to find his purpose — the reason you’re here on earth, a grand, overarching why to guide your days. The search for this all-encompassing purpose (really, typically purposes, plural) is a worthy one, and often a decades-long pursuit. But while you’re in the hunt for your singular calling, there is a more universal type of purpose to embrace: the pursuit of action. Take as your aim the task of ever closing the gap between intention and ...
Tags: Life, Action, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides


60 Years of Moods by Diptyque: A Selection of Favorites

Niche perfume house Diptyque started out as a small store on Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris. Christiane Gautrot, interior designer; Desmond Knox-Leet, painter; and Yves Coueslant, administrator and theater decorator; founded this “chic and bohemian bazaar” in 1961. It combined, with skillful and jumbled artistry, a collection from candles to various scents, fabrics, soaps, toilet vi... Read full article: 60 Years of Moods by Diptyque: A Selection of Favorites from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, Paris, Fragrantica Perfumes, Boulevard Saint Germain, Christiane Gautrot, Desmond Knox Leet


J Crew Jeans Review [February 2020]

We may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. J Crew Jeans is a large denim company You can find them online at www.jcrew.com and on instagram at www.instagram.com/jcrew/J Crew Jeans were rated 3.70/5 from the 141 reviews we’ve analyzed. Online, these jeans are available at 61 retailers and they have an average price of $95.06 . The best deal we found was for $39.95 from J.Crew Factory. Below, we take a look at the most popular & highest rated styles, along with inter...
Tags: Fashion, Tokyo, J Crew, Madewell, Prabal Gurung, Denimblog, Designer Jeans reviews, DenimBlog J Crew, DenimBlog Frank Muytjens J Crew, Point Sur Denim Point Sur Denim, Madewell Jeans Review


J Crew Jeans Review [March 2021]

We may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. J Crew Jeans is a large denim company You can find them online at www.jcrew.com and on instagram at www.instagram.com/jcrew/J Crew Jeans were rated 3.70/5 from the 141 reviews we’ve analyzed. Online, these jeans are available at 61 retailers and they have an average price of $95.06 . The best deal we found was for $39.95 from J.Crew Factory. Below, we take a look at the most popular & highest rated styles, along with inter...
Tags: Fashion, Tokyo, J Crew, Madewell, Prabal Gurung, Denimblog, Designer Jeans reviews, DenimBlog J Crew, DenimBlog Frank Muytjens J Crew, Point Sur Denim Point Sur Denim, Madewell Jeans Review


Rings of steel: dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

Spate of audacious and often violent robberies leads to boom in sales of high-security animal accessories A spate of dognapping in recent months has led to growing numbers of owners buying lockable, steel-core collars and leads that cannot be severed by bolt cutters as they walk their pets.Dog theft has risen as animals available to buy have become scarcer since the pandemic began. The average cost of a puppy doubled to nearly £1,900 last year, and some breeds are worth more than £6,000. Continu...
Tags: Crime, Dogs, Pets, Life and style, UK News


Capelli d’Oro Linari: Goldilocks Falling In Love

The Linari perfume house of Hamburg is named after the picturesque Tuscan village Linari where the brand concept was born. It was there that the founder of the brand, Rainer Diersche, an elegant interior designer and engineer, came up with the idea to create fragrances. At first, these were interior fragrances: elegant candles, room sprays and diffusers, ideally complementing his interior design... Read full article: Capelli d’Oro Linari: Goldilocks Falling In Love from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
Tags: Fashion, Hamburg, Capelli, Fragrantica Perfumes, LINARI, Rainer Diersche


I've helped over 3,000 clients plan elaborate marriage proposals. The most expensive proposal so far was on a private island and cost over $100,000.

A flower-filled proposal in New York City. Pics and Petals NYC/TYG Heather Vaughn is the founder of "The Yes Girls," a marriage proposal service based in San Clemente, California. Since 2008, she's helped couples plan the proposal of their dreams, ranging in cost from $1,000 to over $100,000. Here's what her job is like, as told to freelancer writer Molly O'Brien. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. I've always been someone who likes a challenge. I started my company ri...
Tags: Couples, Etsy, US, Careers, Trends, Wealth, Luxury, Weddings, Marriage Proposals, Facetime, Proposals, Nordic, Charleston South Carolina, Nicholas Sparks, Napa Valley California, St Barth


3 steps to pivot your professional reputation and explore a new career path

A reputation pivot is the shift someone makes when their current career is no longer serving them. Westend61/Getty Images Lida Citroën is an personal branding and reputation management specialist. If you feel unsatisfied with your current job or career path, Citroën says it's never too late to consider a professional change. To pivot your professional reputation, assess your new target employers or clients to determine what skills they're looking for.  Visit the Business section of Insider...
Tags: Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Career Change, Pivot, Reputation, Nordic, Citro, Bruce, Contributor, Pandemic, Lida Citroën, COVID, Contributor 2019, Lida Citro


How to avoid 'Zoom fatigue' during the Covid pandemic

Constantly being confronted with an image of yourself while video conferencing can be exhausting, says expertCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImagine you’re walking around your workplace followed incessantly by colleagues holding a mirror which causes you to stare at yourself for large parts of the day.The bizarre scenario is in effect becoming the norm in the era of physically distanced video conference meetings and this “nonverbal overload” is leading to “Zoom fatigu...
Tags: Health, Business, Technology, Life and style, Society, World news, Working From Home, Zoom, Stanford University Continue, Jeremy Bailenson, Coronavirus


Rising remote work is upping job inequality in European capitals and 'scarring' some sectors, says OECD report

The expansion of remote working has led to labor inequalities in major European capitals. t: Alexander Spatari/Getty Images An report by the OECD and Indeed warned that remote working may aggravate labor inequality.  Analyzing job postings for major European capitals, experts said the service sector may be scarred. The percentage of remote job postings is increasing but the job market has still not recovered. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote working options ha...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Labor, France, Germany, Berlin, International, Careers, Trends, Tech, Remote Work, Job Market, Spain, Economic Inequality, Paris


It’s time to face up to colourism | Candice Brathwaite

As I grew up, the majority of black women I saw on TV were fair skinned. Those who looked like me were never cast as the leadI’ve been building a profile as a writer and broadcaster long enough to know that there will be public storms. Some creep up on you, others you sense brewing, and some have been lingering in the background for a lifetime.A couple of weeks ago, I posted on social media about having “lost out” on hosting a documentary to a lighter-skinned black woman. The subject of the docu...
Tags: UK, Television, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Television & radio, Childbirth, Candice Brathwaite


Seven ways to cope until the end of lockdown

The end may now be in sight, but there are still frustrating months ahead. From new recipes to letter writing and Lego, writers including Matt Haig and Philippa Perry share their strategiesI always think it is interesting that arguably the most hopeful song of the 20th century – “Over the Rainbow” – arrived in arguably its darkest year. The Wizard of Oz, adapted from L Frank Baum’s novel, opened in cinemas on 25 August 1939, the day Hitler sent a telegram to Mussolini to tell him he was about to...
Tags: Europe, Books, Music, Life and style, Lego, Culture, Poland, Hitler, Mussolini, Matt Haig, Philippa Perry, Frank Baum, Coronavirus


Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: Don’t Be Too Hasty in Your Take on the Post-Pandemic Church Let’s do what it takes to consider our current cultural context and to adapt to this missionary moment. But don’t assume that all trends are inevitable or that ministry philosophies that focus on in-person gatherings will fade. It’s Time to Remove Unrepentant Bullies from Church Leadership An autocratic leader seeks to advance themself at the expense of others. A gospel leader seeks to...
Tags: Featured, Life, Links, Gospel Coalition Canada


Lalique Soleil Crystal Edition Extrait de Parfum

The beauty of the Soleil creation is crowned with the exclusive LALIQUE edition presented in 2021, Lalique Soleil Crystal Edition Extrait de Parfum, a very special edition in a hand crafted crystal flacon. The bottle is filled with the extrait de parfum of the latest pillar of the house, the Soleil fragrance from 2019, composed by perfumers Barbara Zoebelein, Alexandra Monet and Benoist Lapou... Read full article: Lalique Soleil Crystal Edition Extrait de Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and ...
Tags: Fashion, Soleil, Lalique Soleil Crystal Edition Extrait de Parfum, Barbara Zoebelein Alexandra Monet, Benoist Lapou Read


Three families, one sperm donor: the day we met our daughter’s sisters

Every year, thousands of British children are conceived with the help of donor sperm. But few ever meet their siblings...Caroline Pearson, a podcast producer from London, was a few days into her maternity leave when she discovered that her unborn daughter had two sisters. She had visited a website a friend had told her about, which allows recipients of donated sperm (such as her) to search for families who have used the same donor. If they’ve registered with this website, they could be anywhere ...
Tags: Family, London, Pregnancy, US, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Siblings, Childbirth, Francis, Pearson, Sperm Donation, Caroline, Caroline Pearson


Blind date: ‘I never once attempted to check the football scores’

Ken, 60, sales director, meets Shelley, 63, Spanish interpreterWhat were you hoping for?A great conversation with a view to possibilities. Continue reading...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Dating, Ken, SHELLEY


What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

I imagine a thriving mouse community going about its business behind the plaster, with an occasional member stopping to say, ‘I think I hear someone typing out there’The oldest one is complaining about a mouse that he says lives in his bedroom.“It scrabbles about under the floorboards,” he says. “It sounds big.” Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Cats, Animals, Pets, Life and style


Risk Perception: Vamps and Gender Fluidity in Fragrance History

How much does history and the change of morals shape the perceptions and stereotypes we carry about perfumes? Until the end of the 19th century, perfumes had no sex. It was worn independently, and in fact in the boutonniere, not on the skin, so there was not even an excuse for "personal chemistry"! Men often wore floral scents. For example Oscar Wilde's favorite scent was the carnation blossom - h... Read full article: Risk Perception: Vamps and Gender Fluidity in Fragrance History from Fragran...
Tags: Fashion, Oscar Wilde, Fragrantica Perfumes



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