Dior Night Bird Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Night Bird (459) Dior Night Bird (459) 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette ($62.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette from the brand’s fall collection. All five shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage, were blendable, and long-lasting. The formula felt like a gel-powder hybrid, so they have a more “baked” quality to them, which can require a slightly heavier hand if one is used to working with more powdery formul...
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Anastasia Hazelnut Cream Bronzer Review & Swatches

Hazelnut Anastasia Hazelnut Cream BronzerAnastasia Hazelnut Cream Bronzer ($35.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a dark, slightly yellow-toned brown with more muted warmth paired with a “natural matte” finish–the kind where it looks very skin-like without adding shine or shimmer. The color coverage was more buildable as the product had the type of glide that had a tendency to sheer out during application, so it was more medium and buildable with a b...
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Urban Decay Callback & No Parking Vice Hydrating Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Callback Urban Decay Callback Vice Hydrating LipstickUrban Decay Callback Vice Hydrating Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a muted, darker red-copper with warm undertones and a cream finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth consistency that was lightly creamy and easy to work with as the color glided on comfortably and didn’t get into my lip lines. It lasted well for five and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.FURTHER...
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Sunday Firesides: This One’s For Me

You’re about to begin a beautiful hike into the mountains. Your guide presents you with two options as to how you can go about the trek. With option one, you’ll need to carry a small mechanical device with you. Along the hike, particularly its most scenic parts, the device will require you to turn a crank, look through a scope, and press some buttons.  Option two is to simply take the hike as you are, unburdened by any distractions. Everyone would choose option one.  Researcher Charl...
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Designer’s ‘Spider Dress’ melds fashion with tech to enforce social distancing

Anouk Wipprech has created "The Spider Dress," which enforces social distancing via the bone-like tentacles with sensors surrounding the body.
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‘Sales funnels’ and high-value men: the rise of strategic dating

While courtship handbooks have always existed, for some women new technologies have both facilitated and necessitated a change in approachRebekah Campbell remembers the moment she knew things had to change. “I got to age 34 and woke up one Christmas morning on a fold-out bed in the garage of some friends of my parents and was like, ‘I don’t want to live the rest of my life like this,’” she says. “I could see that I was potentially going to miss out on having a family unless I did something drast...
Tags: Sex, Relationships, Women, Life and style, Dating, Campbell, Australian lifestyle

Tom Ford Ombré Leather Parfum

  Tom Ford just launched the newest perfume edition, Ombré Leather Parfum, which captures the American west with magnified notes of violet leaf, cedarwood, and green tobacco, while the original floral leather scent evokes a wild, tactile sensuality. Perfumer Sonia Constant composed both Ombre Leather and Ombré Leather Parfum, offering the leather-floral blend of notes, which is a new interp... Read full article: Tom Ford Ombré Leather Parfum from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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How to Keep Summer Skin Smooth and Glowing

Summertime and warm weather can wreak havoc on the skin. Whether I am home or traveling, I always make sure I have the essentials to keep my skin smooth and glowing all season long.The journey to smooth and glowing skin is not that difficult with the right products. For me, it is the right product and 3 easy steps. ...
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These 12 cities pay software engineers the most

Maskot/Getty Images Software engineers are some of America's highest paid workers. With remote work threatening to disperse engineers across the country, we wanted to find out where they're paid the most. The highest-paid engineers are all either around Silicon Valley and San Francisco or New York City. See more stories on Insider's business page. Software programming of all stripes has become an essential part of the economy, to the point where coding has become part of chil...
Tags: Facebook, Jobs, California, New York City, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Remote Work, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Salaries, San Francisco Bay, Los Gatos, Google HQ, Tech Insider

Shawn Mendes’ short shorts, Nyle DiMarco’s speedo, & Big Sean’s big chest

This week Matt Damon announced he’s stopped using antigay slurs, Kathy Griffin made her cancer diagnosis public, and Tan France . Here’s what happened on Instagram: Shawn Mendes wore stripes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Shawn Mendes (@shawnmendes) Conrad Rocha took a dip in the Pacific. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); ...
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Can’t get enough ‘Hedwig?’ Time to rock out with queer ‘Prey’

Prey for Rock & Roll Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a re-watch. The B-Side: Prey for Rock & Roll Actress Gina Gerson–hereto largely known for her role in the debacle Showgirls–doesn’t get enough credit. Gershon has appeared in more than a few bad movies over the years, and done some bad acting in them. On the other hand, when gifted with good material, she proves herself a capable, even awesome, leading lady....
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If you could only use three cheek products for a year, what would they be?

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy Airblush, Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack/Mo’ Hunny Duo, Sydney Grace Paris Skies. — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Are there any benefits to abstaining from sex?

Regular orgasms are good for your health, so why might people abstain?
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Martha Wainwright: ‘Divorce has given me wisdom’

The musician, 45, talks about putting down roots, losing her mother, playing music and and how middle age has been a transformative timeMy first memory is my mother [folk singer Kate McGarrigle] singing to me. It was the song Go Tell Aunt Rhody, which is about a goose dying and the gander being depressed. Very morbid. I was very little. I remember her hand softly caressing my arm while she sang it to me. It’s a lovely memory. It’s a sad song, even a scary one. But it was comforting.I’m still gr...
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Gay man threatened with stoning in Oregon city council meeting

Eric Osterberg. Via Facebook. A Black, gay activist in Klamath Falls, Oregon, has gone public with threats of stoning he received from another citizen during a recent city council meeting. A shaken Eric Osterberg, the assistant city manager, told his colleagues that a local resident–who remains anonymous–threatened him before the meeting. Osterberg was slated to deliver a special presentation on an equity task force during the gathering. “I just want to start the meeting off by pointing to yo...
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After 15 months of working from home, I bought a WeWork day pass. Now I'm convinced some in-office days could be a balm for the crushing monotony of pandemic life

If the goal is to break up the "sameness" of pandemic life, a hybrid office approach is a good way to go. Katie Canales/Insider I worked in a WeWork for a day, my first in-office experience since March 2020. I'm convinced that working in an office periodically could break up the monotony of pandemic-era work life. Many have voiced support for the hybrid work approach, or dividing time between the home and the office. See more stories on Insider's business page. I remember the last ...
Tags: News, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Austin, Atlantic, Delta, WeWork, Bay Area, Lululemon, Capitol, Central Texas, Town Lake, Pandemic, Tech Insider

"Angel argues that, unlike the drives of hunger or thirst, desire does not operate on a deprivation model for either gender."

"She does, however, support the idea that male desire is 'spontaneous' and female desire 'responsive' to explain why women are perceived as suffering from a lack of overt sexual interest. The intention to have sex doesn’t 'just happen' for women as often as it does for men; it may, however, be elicited. She quotes contemporary work by Rosemary Basson, the director of the Sexual Medicine Program at the University of British Columbia, that describes a kind of loop in which the sexual setting, 'the...
Tags: Law, Sex, Anne Enright, University of British Columbia, Katherine Angel, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Rosemary Basson, Sexual Medicine Program

Rosanna Arquette: ‘I fear the world will fall into the hands of fascist dictators – and white supremacy’

The actor and film-maker on being ghosted for her politics, the best kiss of her life and having an angel experienceBorn in New York City, Rosanna Arquette, 61, starred with Madonna in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, for which she won a Bafta. Her other movies include Pulp Fiction and Crash. In 2002, she made Searching For Debra Winger, a documentary about women in the film industry; her podcast series is called Radical Musings. She is married, has a daughter and lives in Los Angeles.Wh...
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At best, we’re on Earth for around 4,000 weeks – so why do we lose so much time to online distraction?

Silicon Valley makes billions by stealing your attention. No wonder it’s so hard to focus…One Friday in April 2016, as that year’s polarising US presidential race intensified, and more than 30 armed conflicts raged around the globe, approximately 3 million people spent part of their day watching two reporters from BuzzFeed wrap rubber bands around a watermelon. Gradually, over the course of 43 agonising minutes, the pressure ramped up – the psychological kind and the physical force on the waterm...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Facebook, Books, Technology, Social Networking, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Smartphones, Earth, Culture, Time Management, Silicon Valley, Philosophy books

Saturday Links

Curated links for your weekend reading: 5 Foundations That Lead to Compromise on Sexual Ethics From what I’ve observed, most deconstructing Christians who shift on sexual ethics come from a faith background that has one (or more) of these precarious foundations. With This Much Rot, There’s No Choice but to Deconstruct Yes, deconstruction is risky. It always entails the danger of throwing out the baby with the bathwater. And as a church body, during these messy processes, it is our jo...
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A look in the mirror: the existential threat facing beauty halls

Covid pandemic has accelerated shift to online purchases, with big brands buying up startupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe department store beauty hall is facing a fight for survival: the pandemic has accelerated the shift to buying cosmetics, skincare and other pampering products online, and a growing number of sales are now via a smartphone rather than over the counter.Manicured sales assistants, testing pots and makeovers are being replaced by powerful influen...
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Blind date: ‘He dealt with the fish falling off his taco very smoothly’

Esteban, 31, stores and shipping assistant, meets Sofia, 29, midwifeWhat were you hoping for?A fun night with somebody interesting in a great restaurant. Continue reading...
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Parenting guru Emily Oster: ‘My kids watch TV every night’

Should my kids do extracurricular clubs? How much screen time can I get away with? Oster’s data-driven advice has made her the current go-to expert – but can you really parent by numbers?When Emily Oster’s first child was a baby, she would not sleep through the night. So Oster and her husband Jesse, both economics professors, read endless sleep books. They bought swaddling blankets, and a special rocking baby sleeper that played music, and learned the “five S” method, which involved a lot of swa...
Tags: Family, Children, Life and style, Society, Parents and parenting, Jesse, Oster, Emily Oster, Brown University Rhode Island

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