The Backstory: Our new ‘Gather’ column explores how, why and where we get together

Debuting this week, ‘Gather’ looks at our path to camaraderie, acceptance, belonging — and the realization that we’re not really as alone as we might think.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine

Will Jeff Bezos Get Half of MacKenzie Bezos’s Fortune in the Divorce?

How much do you think Jeff Bezos will get in the divorce? I haven’t heard anyone ask that. I’ve only read headlines like How Much Could MacKenzie Bezos Get? and How Much Will Jeff Bezos Lose? In the Bezos marriage, the partners are equals. Jeff and MacKenzie started the company together. And they worked side by side. When the company was big and they had four kids, MacKenzie took half the load (kids) and Jeff took half the load (work). Why do people assume Jeff will be doling out money to Mac...
Tags: Amazon, Money, Nbc, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Usa Today, Melinda Gates, Jeff, Bezos, MacKenzie, Wired Magazine, MacKenzie Bezos

The Most Important Person You Communicate with Is Yourself

--> “The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven” -John Milton Several years ago, I was home after graduating from college and I met a guy who was friends with my girlfriend’s brother. He had graduated from Yale University a year or two before and was driving a truck all around Detroit delivering meat to restaurants. He typically drove this meat truck from 4:00am until noon each day. He got paid in cash at the end of each day by his boss. He’d been the first person from th...
Tags: Featured, Careers, America, Yale, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Detroit, Law School, Legal Profession, Yale University, Law Jobs, State, Apply For A Job, Grosse Pointe, John Milton

Mumbai’s Parsi Dairy milks modern retail, with nostalgia and social media

Once an iconic Mumbai landmark and cafe, the 102-year-old brand is reinventing itself Article by Amritha Pillay | Business Standard Parsi Dairy Farm, set up by Nariman Ardeshir in 1916 is redolent of an era when the city beat to a different tune. Set in the heart of what used to be Mumbai’s busy trade and market district, Kalbadevi, stories around the dairy are legion. Culinary anthropologist Kurush Dalal who is familiar with the history of the brand and the family that runs it recalls an anecdo...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Nature, Mumbai, Institutions, Bombay, Ranbir Kapoor, Irani, Bandra, Tripathi, Godrej, Dalal, Kalbadevi, Ardeshir, Parsi Dairy Farm, Nariman Ardeshir

The Game-Changing Launches That'll Make 2019 Your Best Hair Year Yet

Every year we make a bunch of resolutions that we barely never stick to. In January, we set out on a mission to Marie Kondo the crap out of our apartment, save money, and cut back on sugar. But by the time the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday hits, we're splurging on new ASOS gear that just so happens to re-clutter said apartment. And, well, Trader Joe's new pancake bread threw the whole no-sugar thing out of the window.But there's one resolution we always plan on — and actually stick to — and ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Asos, Martin Luther King Jr, Sephora, Joe, Marie Kondo, Ulta, Drybar, Klorane, Fekkai, Ulta Beauty, Redken, Best New York City Hair

The Best Under-$16 Hair Products Hitting Target This Month

If you want to shop at Target — and stay on budget! — then you need a strategy: written lists, Cartwheel discounts, hell, maybe even a map of the store (so as not to be diverted by whatever Joanna Gaines just launched). We get it, you're only human and distractions happen. More often than not, they come from the giant trap expertly placed just a few feet from the registers: the beauty section.Walking by Target's beauty offerings is overwhelming at best. From shaving cream to acne-fighting face...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Carol, Dove, Kristin, Oreal Paris, Revlon, Garnier, L Oreal, Joanna Gaines, Jen Atkin, Ouai, Camille Rose, Garnier Aveeno, Oreal Paris Root Rescue Permanent Hair Color, Tonka Essence Prevent and Preserve Conditi

11 Hair-Removal Products That Actually Work

It's no secret that beauty routines add up. After the $300 highlights and $100 facials, we're broke by the time we get to our monthly wax. And when those bank alerts roll in, our hair-removal appointment is always the first to go — especially because a) it hurts like hell and b) there are so many at-home methods we can do ourselves for a fraction of the price.Sure, you don’t need to be hairless to live your best life, but if you prefer to be, you shouldn't have to pay a fortune to eliminate the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Walgreens, Ipl, Kelly Clarkson, Braun, Braun Braun, Braun Gillette Venus Silk, BIC Soleil Glow Shaver, Ulta Beauty Hair, Ulta Beauty Bottom, Amazon Chemical, Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream

‘Bad Boys 3’ Camera Test Shows Will Smith in Action

The Bad Boys are back for Bad Boys 3, aka Bad Boys For Life (or Bad Boys For Lif3, if you want to get crazy). After a lengthy period of uncertainty, production on the third entry in the over-the-top cop series has begun. If your thirst for all-things Bad Boys has yet to be quenched, you’re in luck: a new Bad Boys 3 camera test has given us our first look at Will Smith stepping back into the role of Detective Mike Lowrey. It’s not the most exciting footage, but it does prove one thing: Will Smit...
Tags: Movies, Life, Michael Bay, Sequels, Miami, Will-Smith, Smith, Will, Grey, Mike, Lawrence, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Armando, Action/Adventure, Joe Carnahan

A Week In Southwest Michigan On A Joint $146,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an accountant who makes $23,000 per year ($146,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on Honey Nut Cheerios.Occupation: AccountantIndustry: NonprofitAge: 43Location: Southwest MichiganMy Income: $23,000 between my t...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Brussels, Hulu, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Jcpenney, Wayfair, Southwest Michigan, Applebee, Clif, Middle, Benedict, Meijer, Turbotax

This Is The Top-Selling Bath & Body Works Candle In Your State

Is there anything more satisfying than striking a match, holding the running flame to a fresh candle wick, and inhaling a scent that takes you back home? For you, maybe that's the sweet, syrupy smell of rolling out of bed to your dad whipping up waffles on a lazy Saturday morning. Or, it's out in nature, like breathing in the memory of a camping trip, sleeping under the stars, and staring up at the towering pine trees all around you.However you remember the smell of home, chances are better tha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, West Virginia, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Hawaii, New Mexico, Wick Candle, Idaho Nebraska, Alaska Mississippi, Pumpkin Pecan Waffles, New Jersey Rhode Island South Carolina, Bath Body Works Aromatherapy Eucalyptus Spearmint

Purple Shampoo: The Secret To Battling Brassy Blonde Hair

Life as a blonde can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster, especially when you're a true brunette trying to cover up the secret you’ve been hiding since you were 12. (You know that summer when you bought your first bottle of Sun-In to recreate Ginger Spice's chunky highlights? Ouch.) Most of us living as faux blondes will do anything to look like we were, well, born with it.Unfortunately, the coloring cycle is viciously endless — the breakage, the treatments, not to mention the money spent d...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, London, Kristin Cavallari, Sephora, Aveda, Pravana, Lucy Hale, Ulta, John Frieda, Kristin Ess, James Pecis, Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo, Windle Moodie, Frank Ocean Inspired Buzz

A Week In Chiang Mai, Thailand, On A $16,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a digital nomad/full-time traveler who makes $16,000 per year (combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on curry.Occupation: Digital Nomad/Full-Time TravelerIndustry: TechnologyAge: 27Location: Chiang Mai, ThailandIncome: $16,...
Tags: Asia, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Southeast Asia, San Francisco, Netflix, Thailand, New York Times, States, Vietnam, Times, Laos, Jonathan Safran Foer, Bangkok, Google Photos

What This Weekend's Super Blood Wolf Moon Means For You

On Sunday night, there's set to be a rare "super blood wolf moon " from 9:36 p.m. EST to 12:31 a.m. EST. Despite the werewolf undertones of its name, a "super blood wolf moon" is not as spooky as it sounds. Really, a "super blood wolf moon" is just a lunar eclipse that occurs on the first full moon of the year — but it's still a powerful, transformative time.Whenever a full moon is described as "super," it's referring to its relative proximity to earth in its orbit, explains Laura Tempest Zakro...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Youtube, Africa, Accuweather, Mueller, North America South America Europe, Laura Tempest Zakroff, Mickie Mueller, Tempest Zakroff

16 Long-Weekend Home Sales You Won't Want To Miss

Long weekends can be enjoyed a number of different ways, depending upon the person: some like to seize the extra day, some like to sleep in, and others like to shop. While those who'll inevitably find themselves in-office on Monday can't partake in the former two pastimes, they can fully participate in the latter. Because starting today, and lasting through January 21, a slew of top brands and companies are hosting major online sale events.Regardless of if you'll be spending the upcoming holida...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Georgia, Lulu, Anthropologie, Miss, Marie Kondo, NoneAnthropologie Iona Cheese Board, Birch Lane Sale, Birch Lane Cost, World Market Jayden Metal Shelf Unit, SWEETDEAL Dagne Dover Landon Carryall, NoneJoss Main Chincoteague, NoneLe Creuset, Le Creuset Lulu Georgia Sale, BIGDEAL Lulu

The Best Cleansing Conditioners For Every Hair Type

All shampoos aren't your friend. At least, that's what a few stripping, harsh formulas have taught us over the years. While most liquid lathers are free of drying agents (we're talking about you, sulfates) and full of nourishing ingredients, some of them can leave your hair feeling (and looking) parched. It's why so many pros preach the importance of keeping a good conditioner in your routine to keep hair balanced.But if you frequently shampoo your strands and find that your hair and scalp is ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Sephora, Ulta, Mizani, Jaxcee, Hair Rules, Sephora For Wavy HairThe, Amazon For Frizz Prone HairStep, Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner

Everything You Need To Know About Sound Baths

Upon arriving at the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a sound bath, I was immediately offered a “Sound ” chamomile-vanilla tea. During the summer, the hotel’s sound baths take place on the roof , but since it was a frigid evening in the middle of December, the confirmation email directed me to the ballroom in the basement. There, nearly a hundred towels were arranged around a tableau of tuning forks, a shruti box, crystal singing bowls, and triangles. Gongs of varying sizes enc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Washington Post, Los Angeles, New York Times, Times, Gwyneth Paltrow, West Hollywood, Van Allen, Prima, Falk, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Rubin Museum, STEPHANIE ROSENBLOOM, Auster, William Vale

Discover NEW First Aid Beauty Skincare!

It’s that time of the year where the dry, winter air is wreaking havoc with our skin. Thankfully, First Aid Beauty is out with new skincare products to get us through.  Best known for their Ultra Repair Cream (one of my favorites!), these new First Aid Beauty products are set to fight dull, dehydrated skin. Winter in the midwest can be brutal on your skin, trust me. The air is cold and dry, and it saps the life out of your complexion. I’m seeing a difference with Ultra Repair Barriair Cream...
Tags: Beauty, Sephora, Ulta, First Aid Beauty, Retinol Eye Cream, Arnica Montana Flower, Borage Seed Oil

My One-Bedroom In Brooklyn Costs $2,700 —Here's How Big It Is

What $2,700 Can Get You In Brooklyn In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 28-year-old Asya Ambaretsa shows off her apartment-slash-workspace.The first time Asya Ambaretsa moved to New York City, she was placed in the middle of Manhattan. Coming from Los Angeles, this was a shock. "Los Angeles was chill and covered with plants," she says, "but there every time I walked with my dog, there would be crowds o...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Ikea, Manhattan, Muji, StreetEasy, Asya Ambaretsa, Ambaretsa

The Breakout Hair-Color Trend Of 2019 Is Already Blowing Up On Instagram

When your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your layers are making you feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and you want to cry every day at 4 p.m. when the sun starts to go down, you know it's high time for some kind of pick-me-up. You may not be able to put a hard stop to sniffles or splurge on a chic new cold-weather wardrobe just like that, but an appointment with your colorist is all you really need to add a breath of fresh air to your whole look — and your frame of mind.While ther...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Emma Stone, Puerto Rico, Amandla Stenberg, Cunningham, Jenna Perry, George Papanikolas, Tracey Cunningham, David Adams, Valerie Macon, Kate BosworthBosworth, Lars Niki Getty, Lola KirkeKirke, Anne HathawayThe

A Week In Brooklyn, NY, On A $156,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a writer/producer working in entertainment who makes $156,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Origins eye cream.Occupation: Writer /ProducerIndustry: EntertainmentAge: 35Location: Brooklyn, New YorkSalary: $156,000Paycheck Amount (2...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, South Park, Rihanna, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Broad City, Iceland, Les Miserables, Hulu, Virgo, Grand Rapids, Welp, David Sedaris, Burt

'90s Kids, Rejoice - Now You Can Buy the Polly Pocket Makeup of Your Dreams

Two favorite brands of millennials, Hot Topic and Polly Pocket, are joining forces for a new collaboration. According to Hello Giggles, the pop culture retailer is releasing a 17-piece collection with the Mattel-owned toy company in honor of the doll's 30th anniversary that will blow your inner '90s kid's mind. Just like the original dolls themselves, the pastel-hued compacts open up to reveal a tiny doll. This time, though, the compacts actually include makeup instead of a home. We've reached o...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Nostalgia, Hot Topic, Mattel, Polly, Beauty News, Makeup Palette, Beauty Trends, The '90s, Polly Pocket

Embattled By Anti-Semitism Claims, The Women’s March Forges On

The day after Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, Hadas Alterman found herself surrounded by nearly 60,000 people in downtown Oakland. The 29-year-old attorney from California has attended her fair share of civil rights demonstrations, but said that she had never experienced anything like the 2017 Women’s March.“It can be scary to protest in Oakland because often there’s a high, very aggressive police presence. But the atmosphere at the Women’s March in O...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Florida, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington, Mexico, Boston, New York City, Chicago, United States, Hawaii, Islam, Tablet, Oakland

32 Celebrities Who Ditch Makeup On Their Day Off

There is only one rule of makeup, which is that there are none. Foundation diehard? Allow us to direct you to our favorite ones. More the fiercely fresh-faced type? Here's the skin-care routine that will make you glow. We don't subscribe to the narrative that either one is better, or braver, than the other.That said, we've noticed an uptick in celebrities who have been jumping on the no-makeup train — led by the patron saint of cosmetics-free complexions, Alicia Keys. But that's not to say all ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Gabrielle Union, Instagram, Paris, Brazil, Madonna, Victoria, Kardashian, Bob, Kesha, Lima, Collins, Ross, Zendaya

An Effortless Wedding Registry Guide — From A To Z

For those who became fiancé-d over the holidays (or had a ring on it prior), winter is the ideal season for buckling down and sharpening that wedding strategy knife set. If you're more of a DIYer, then the internet is your budget-friendly planner partner in crime. Aside from housing endless inspirational Pinterest boards, blogs, and books, it's also home to one major marriage component: the registry.Registries were created to streamline and organize the gifting process from guests to couples. B...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Kitchenaid, Anthropologie, Macy, Marie Kondo, Zola, Le Creuset, Amazon Best, Honeyfund, Courtesy of Amazon Anthropologie, Macy s Star Rewards, Wayfair Zola Best, Zola Like

Celebrity Doppelgängers That'll Make You Do A Double Take

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage. It's almost eerie how much some celebrities resemble each other. Just look at the star of Netflix's Sex Education, British actress Maeve Wiley — she looks just like Margot Robbie. Enough so that when you Google her name, Margot Robbie's name pops up right after it. But these two actresses both share high cheekbones, they aren't related at all, and probably haven't even met (yet.) Yet, the two of them could easily share a passport or star in a madcap series of...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, France, Ben Affleck, Netflix, Selma, Timothy Olyphant, Harry Potter, Jon Stewart, Harry, Chris Pratt, Tom Cruise, Margot Robbie, Helen Mirren, Kris Jenner

The Scar Removal Creams That Really Work, According To Experts

Scars have a way of telling your life story. The one on your leg may be from the first time you tried (and failed) to ride a bike. The stretch marks — which are indeed scars — on your hips may be from a time in your life when you were growing up, maturing. The one on your stomach may be a C-section scar, which you were left with after giving birth.There's no reason to feel like you have to hide your scars, or like they're a point of shame. But if you've ever sought to conceal yours, you probabl...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York City, Palmer, King, Mederma, Ellen Marmur, Marmur, Arbutin, Shays, Jodi Shays, DermStore New York, Queen Bee Salon Spa Mederma, Aquaphor Shays, Amazon Stretch

Michelle Obama's Facialist Spills All Her Skin-Care Secrets

We don't know where Michelle Obama is right this very moment, or what she's doing, but we do know one thing: She is glowing. We say this confidently because, over the past few years (most notably since leaving the White House) the former FLOTUS has sported an omnipresent, lit-from-within radiance that'd make the women in a Vermeer painting jealous.While a devotion to a healthy lifestyle is partly to thank, Mrs. Obama's glow also has a secret weapon: Jennifer Brodeur, the Montreal-based "skin gu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, White House, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Montreal, Mrs Obama, Winfrey, Vermeer, Sophie Turner, Brodeur, Madelaine Petsch, Carl Ray, Jennifer Brodeur, Michelle It

5 Mouthwashes People With Good Breath Always Use

In his series The Art Of Love, which was written in 2 C.E., the ancient Roman poet Ovid offered tips for lustful women. To attract a partner, he wrote that a woman must learn many things — including how to avoid showing "a black tooth" — but most important was this: She must never smell. “She whose breath is tainted should never speak before eating and she should always stand at a distance from her lover's face," he wrote.It's no exaggeration to say that people have been obsessed with bad brea...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Ovid, Quip, Michael Apa, Noah Centineo, LeBon, Jeffrey Rappaport, Ira Handschuh

9 Hand Creams That Do More Than Just Smell Nice

Get the right velvety hand cream that's scented like tropical fruit, hot cocoa at a ski chalet, or a day at the beach and you've got yourself a 30-second, instant vacation every time you massage it into your palms. But sometimes — okay, make that a lot of times — a flowery moment of zen, no matter how nice, isn't enough to rescue skin from a dry, cracked, and straight-up painful state.For that, you've got to pull out bigger guns: hand creams designed to soothe, nurture, and repair the most weat...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ulta, Neutrogena, Skinfix Hand Repair Cream, Jessica Wu, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Hand Gel Cream, Derma Topix Derma Topix Intensive Hand Cream, Edible Beauty Precious Sea Hand Saviour, Aveeno Unscented Aveeno Skin Relief Hand Cream, Lanolips Lano Hands Rose Hand Cream Everyday, Cicalfate Hand Restorative Hand Cream

What Connects Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata? A Sea Voyage That Changed India!

“Rooted in the past, full of pride in India’s prestige, Vivekananda was yet modern in his approach to life’s problems, and was a kind of bridge between the past of India and her present.” – Jawaharlal Nehru The year was 1893. On May 31, aboard a steamer that sailed from Yokohama to Vancouver, two great Indians met for the first time. One was an industrialist who would go on to become one of India’s greatest visionaries, Jamsetji Tata. The other was a monk who would take India’s spiritual tradit...
Tags: Japan, Life, China, India, History, Chicago, Vancouver, Bangalore, Buddhist, Institute, Yokohama, Jawaharlal Nehru, Swami Vivekananda, Tata Group, Vivekananda, Jamsetji Tata

show more filters
November - 2018
December - 2018
January - 2019