• We Spent Our Life Savings On A House — & Here’s What It Looks Like
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    We Spent Our Life Savings On A House — & Here’s What It Looks Like

    Today, in partnership with Target, R29 executive producer andStrong Opinions Loosely Held podcast host Elisa Kreisinger shows us around her impressive Glen Ridge, New Jersey home. Such was the case for R29er Elisa Kreisinger, who recently ventured further into the world of adulting by purchasing her first home alongside her partner, Meg. The gorgeous, newly renovated property has three floors and is located in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, about 30 minutes outside NYC.

  • Mamma Mia! 2 Is Out & It's Giving Twitter Serious Feelings
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Mamma Mia! 2 Is Out & It's Giving Twitter Serious Feelings

    Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has shimmed into cinemas this weekend, and fans aren't hesitating to share their reactions on Twitter. It stars Lily James as a younger version of Donna Sheridan, Meryl Streep's character from the first film, and takes place partly in the present-day, and partly in flashbacks. Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård all reprise their roles from the original, joined by new cast members including Omid Djalili, Andy Garcia and actual Cher.

  • Bureaux de Change experiment reveals rip-off rates at UK airports
    Style
    The Independent

    Bureaux de Change experiment reveals rip-off rates at UK airports

    In the busiest ever summer for outbound travellers from Britain, the atrocious rates offered by airport bureaux de change have been brought into sharp relief. Research by The Independent shows that a passenger who changes £1,000 into a foreign currency at Gatwick, then immediately changes it back to sterling, will lose a minimum of £297 – enough cash to fly to America and back. The choice of this transaction was to illustrate the extremely wide “spread” between buying and selling rates.

  • Should Fur Be Banned Outright? The Government Is Being Urged To Consider It
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Should Fur Be Banned Outright? The Government Is Being Urged To Consider It

    An outright ban on the sale of fur should be considered, MPs have told the government. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) Committee made the recommendation today following an inquiry into numerous cases of real fur being sold as fake by big-name retailers. Online and high street retailers including Amazon, Etsy, Boots, Tesco, TK Maxx and Kurt Geiger have also been caught selling real fur as fake.

  • Mandi and her Mobile: Beano launches new comic strip to support childrens’ mental health
    Style
    The Independent

    Mandi and her Mobile: Beano launches new comic strip to support childrens’ mental health

    Britain’s longest-running comic, The Beano, has joined forces with children’s mental health charity YoungMinds to create a new character that addresses mental health and wellbeing among young people. It addresses pressures that can impact children’s mental health, such as dealing with getting their first mobile phone. Mandi Sharma, is a nine-year-old girl who lives in Beanotown with her mum, Keran, and her grandmother Shabu.

  • Your Horoscope This Week
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Your Horoscope This Week

    Happy Leo season, stargazers! We might not always pay attention to the sun (Leo's ruling planet), but it's subtly been bringing us a ton of new information about how to assess our lives. Early this Thursday morning, Mercury will begin its retrograde in Leo. When Leo teams up with Mercury, it inspires us to react more passionately than we usually would.

  • Black Women & WOC Deserve More Than A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Black Women & WOC Deserve More Than A Buffy The Vampire Slayer Reboot

    Reboot culture has struck again: A new Buffy: The Vampire Slayer series is in development. From the information available so far, Joss Whedon will return to executive produce, while producer and writer Monica Owusu-Breen ( Midnight, Texas, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fringe) will be working on writing the script. Buffy was such an important part of my childhood, and in a lot of ways my first introduction to fandom culture.

  • The most conquered places on Earth
    Style
    The Telegraph

    The most conquered places on Earth

    The most conquered places on Earth

  • Gelcream Is The Most Honest Beauty Account On Insta & That's Why It's Ruffling Feathers
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Gelcream Is The Most Honest Beauty Account On Insta & That's Why It's Ruffling Feathers

    There's no denying that Instagram has changed the beauty industry. Enter Gelcream: the Instagram account disrupting the industry, one review at a time. The premise is this: Yana photographs beauty products, from wellness supplements to fragrances and much-hyped new palettes, and reviews them honestly with a mark out of 5.

  • Stupidly Easy (& Quick) Desk Lunches To Save You Cash
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Stupidly Easy (& Quick) Desk Lunches To Save You Cash

    When you have places that sell fancy salads, rotisserie chicken and rainbow sushi just around the corner from your office, lunchtime temptation is real. So to help you not spend £11 on your lunch every day (I’m looking at you Itsu, with your fun rice crackers and pudding pots right by the checkout), I’ve come up with three cheap and easy recipes (which also happen to be great for using up lurking leftovers). Make ahead, then enjoy them proudly at your desk without feeling like you’re eating just another #saddesklunch.

  • Book It: Four hotels for a family escape to the Med
    Style
    The Telegraph

    Book It: Four hotels for a family escape to the Med

    Book It: Four hotels for a family escape to the Med

  • Prince George sports huge grin in fifth birthday photo
    Style
    Alison Coldridge

    Prince George sports huge grin in fifth birthday photo

    A new photo of Prince George has been released, to mark the royal's fifth birthday.

  • Supersonic jets linking 'hundreds' of cities with ultra-fast flights will be 'affordable for all', plane maker insists
    Style
    The Independent

    Supersonic jets linking 'hundreds' of cities with ultra-fast flights will be 'affordable for all', plane maker insists

    A supersonic jet capable of delivering passengers from London to New York in under four hours could be used to link hundreds of cities in an expansion of ultra-fast flights that would dwarf the impact of Concorde on long-haul travel, the man leading the project has said. Ambitious plans outlined by Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, would see the option of supersonic travel extended to vast swathes of the travelling public. “We are focused on accelerating long transoceanic trips,” he told The Independent from the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.

  • Shonda Rhimes Has Announced Her Highly Bingeable Netflix Slate & We Can't Wait
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Shonda Rhimes Has Announced Her Highly Bingeable Netflix Slate & We Can't Wait

    It’s been almost a year since Shonda Rhimes shook up the future of primetime TV as we know it and made the move from longtime home ABC to Netflix. Now she’s back with even bigger news: on Friday, Rhimes announced her first slate of planned shows for the streaming service, and she’s determined to take over your watchlist. Rhimes, her partner Betsy Beers, and the Shondaland Productions team are officially developing eight new shows with Netflix.

  • Third of bosses avoid hiring women who could have children soon 
    Style
    The Telegraph

    Third of bosses avoid hiring women who could have children soon 

    Third of bosses avoid hiring women who could have children soon 

  • Anthony Anderson Is Being Investigated By The LAPD For Assault
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Anthony Anderson Is Being Investigated By The LAPD For Assault

    Anthony Anderson, star of ABC’s Black-ish, is being investigated for assault, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Friday to multiple news outlets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the LAPD said that Anderson is "listed as a suspect in a criminal report and it is an ongoing investigation" but did not confirm any other details regarding the investigation. Refinery29 has reached out to the LAPD will update with their response.

  • Are You Worried You'll Never Be Able To Retire? You're Not The Only One
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    Are You Worried You'll Never Be Able To Retire? You're Not The Only One

    With the cost of getting on the property ladder so prohibitive, especially in London, many of us haven't really started planning for our long-term financial future. It doesn't help, of course, that we "snowflake millennials" are even being told our fondness for avocados is stopping us from saving for a flat deposit (LOL).

  • This Is Now The Average Cost Of Attending A Hen Party
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    This Is Now The Average Cost Of Attending A Hen Party

    A recent survey found that people's biggest wedding bugbear is being invited to a ceremony abroad after they've already attended a hen or stag party overseas.

  • Louise Brown on 40 years of IVF: 'I was the world's first IVF baby, this is my story'
    Style
    The Independent

    Louise Brown on 40 years of IVF: 'I was the world's first IVF baby, this is my story'

    New research released last month claims there have been eight million people born through IVF since its invention. When I was born, Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, the two men who came up with the technique, suggested my middle name be Joy. IVF in its many forms brings hope for people in despair that they will never have a child.

  • Joe Wicks on his favourite Cotswolds hotel and the Greek island that blew him away
    Style
    The Telegraph

    Joe Wicks on his favourite Cotswolds hotel and the Greek island that blew him away

    Joe Wicks on his favourite Cotswolds hotel and the Greek island that blew him away

  • 6 Women On Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    6 Women On Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    According to the NHS, it is estimated that 1 in 5 women in the UK have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a gynaecological condition that prevents the ovaries from working properly. "The condition is thought to be caused by incorrect hormone levels," explains Dr Prudence Knight, online doctor at Push Doctor. "It is usually comprised by at least 2 out of 3 irregular or absent periods, cysts on the ovaries on ultrasound and abnormally high testosterone levels (male hormones) in the blood.

  • White Witches, Tarot & Death Cults: The New Religion Of Young Women
    Style
    Refinery 29 UK

    White Witches, Tarot & Death Cults: The New Religion Of Young Women

    There is an episode of Sex And The City where, in desperation, Charlotte goes to a “bad part of town” to ask a non-descript voodoo-witch-psychic when she’ll meet her future husband, and is promptly ripped off. In popular culture at least, the mystic with a crystal ball and headscarf has long been the preserve of bullshitters and charlatans. In the last five years, however, folk religion and its many incarnations are undergoing a curious image overhaul, as we embrace an amalgamation of new age spirituality, witchcraft and astrology.

  • Anita Rani: 'I really wanted to study drama, but my wonderful Indian parents were having none of it.'
    Style
    The Telegraph

    Anita Rani: 'I really wanted to study drama, but my wonderful Indian parents were having none of it.'

    Anita Rani: 'I really wanted to study drama, but my wonderful Indian parents were having none of it.'

  • 10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime
    Style
    The Telegraph

    10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

    10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

  • UK travel chaos: Weekend sees severe flight delays and problems on the railways
    Style
    The Independent

    UK travel chaos: Weekend sees severe flight delays and problems on the railways

    At the start of the busiest weekend of the summer for outbound travel, thousands of travellers have experienced severe disruption. The day began badly at Gatwick Airport, which was expecting the busiest day for outbound travellers in its history. As a result of the aircraft being out of position, easyJet flights to Madrid and Munich this morning have been cancelled.