beauty |

The Best Things That Smell Like Pine

There is perhaps no scent more innocuous and ubiquitous yet also as controversial as pine. For the people who love it, the scent brings up memories of long walks through the woods or cozy fireside evenings at Christmastime; for others, the scent recalls close encounters with overpowering tree-shaped air fresheners hanging off of the rearview mirrors of overly warm taxis…

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In Sophia Takal's Gripping And Disturbing 'Always Shine,' Patriarchy Kills

Sophia Takal conceived of Always Shine, her second feature-length film, long before this year’s caustic election campaign, but as one of the most openly misogynist public figures in recent history prepares to take office, its themes could not be more relevant. The psychological thriller, starring Mackenzie Davis (Black Mirror) and Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex), twists Takal’s own experiences of everyday sexism into a taut, shocking tale of jealousy, rivalry, and murder, where patriarchy kills—literally…



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Rosario Dawson Explains The Importance Of Ethical Fashion

Last week, we spent our Giving Tuesday learning about ethical fashion at a powerful event hosted in Manhattan's Nolita neighborhood. The event was co-hosted by Jasmine Aarons' company VOZ, a brand that collaborates with indigenous and native artisans around the world, and Studio One Eighty Nine, a platform founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah and designed to enact social change within the fashion industry…

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All About Sagittarius: Your Complete Guide to the Sun Sign

All About Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21  Symbol: The Centaur, the Archer Ruling Planet: Jupiter Element: Fire Quality: Mutable Body part: Liver, hips, thighs, pelvis and the femur Personal Mantra: I Aim, I discover Crystal: Topaz, Sapphire, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Ametrine, Citrine Colors: Navy blue, turquoise, orange, maroon, royal purple, petal pink, cream and white hues. Luckiest Numbers: 3, 6, 12, 15, 21, 33 Positive Traits: Generous, idealistic, humorous, curious, adventurous, truthful, fair, philosophical, independent, energetic, jovial, conversational…





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The Guide To Being The Best +1, Ever

During the holiday season, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find yourself invited to a soiree hosted by someone you don't know—meaning that you get to take the nameless, “plus-one” spot on the guest list. Whether you find yourself invited to your significant other’s company holiday party or spending your first Hanukah with your best friend’s family, you may find that your nerves are getting the best of you…


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It'll Be Beyoncé, Adele, And Everybody Else At This Year's Grammys

If the mandate for this year’s Grammy Awards was to pull in the widest television audience possible (and, of course, it was), then it looks like the voters have done their jobs. The nominations were announced this morning, and all anyone will be talking about in the lead-up to February’s ceremony will be the showdown between Beyoncé and Adele, who are both up for Album of the Year for Lemonade and 25…