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Welcome to Money Diaries where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.Today: a UX/UI manager who makes $160,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on a hanging plant. Occupation: UX/UI ManagerIndustry: TechnologyAge: 31Location: New York, NYSalary: $160,000Net Worth: ~$479,000 ($137,000 in retirement accounts; $184,000 in investments; $110,0
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There’s one thing worse than a bad first date – a bad first date where you spent more than you wanted to. It’s not just the fact you’ve “invested” in someone you’ll probably never see again, but the realisation that you could have spent that money on quality time with your friends. According to new research by Badoo, the average bad first date costs a person £47.50. On average, Badoo users said they have experienced six failed romantic connections in the last year – and if each one cost £47.50,
Welcome to Taking Stock, a space where we can take a deep breath and try to figure out what the COVID-19 economy really means for our finances. Every month, personal finance expert Paco de Leon will answer your most difficult, emotionally charged questions about money. This year has forced many of us to reprioritise our finances, and there’s no clear road map for getting through the pandemic yet — but Taking Stock is here to help us figure it out together. This month, we’re discussing if and whe
Paris Hilton has opened up about that iconic car photo with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan
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If you’re someone who likes their historical dramas to stick to the facts, The Great probably doesn’t rank highly on your list of favourite period pieces. However if, like us, you take your true stories with a dash of panache, then it’s almost certain that you binged the first series of the Elle Fanning drama in a matter of days. One of the best current examples of how a serious story can be made wildly entertaining, the royal tale is now back for its second instalment, continuing Catherine the
When you have diabetes your sex life, just like everything else, is much more complicated. Whatever type of diabetes you have, whatever your gender and whoever you choose to have sex with, intimacy comes with a number of caveats and precautions that have to be negotiated. But thanks to the persistent taboo that surrounds talking about sex, as well as a lack of understanding about diabetes, the issue is rarely discussed. As a spokesperson for Diabetes UK puts it to R29: “Many people will experien
It bears repeating: the pandemic has changed the way we approach dating in more ways than one. Since the world has tentatively opened back up, we’ve thrown caution to the wind and embraced whim-taking alongside creative, fun and joyful spontaneity in our burgeoning relationships. This practice is so popular that it has even been given a very millennial moniker: ‘spontani-dating’. “When there were a few restrictions, you had to get more creative and find different common grounds other than going
Lady Gaga is currently building Oscar buzz for her brilliant performance in House of Gucci, one of this year’s most stylish movies. In the buzzy crime biopic, Gaga transforms into Patrizia Reggiani, a woman who married into the rich and wealthy Gucci clan, but was never fully accepted. If she does receive Oscar recognition early next year, it will be Gaga’s second acting nomination following her nod for A Star Is Born. At this point, absolutely no one is questioning her acting chops. However, in
With winter setting in and another lockdown possibly coming our way, we’re getting into all things cosy and home-y. By now, we know that interior design can boost your mental health, so it pays to make the most of your space if you’re planning on spending more time indoors. With this in mind, online craft store Etsy has just released its 2022 trends and they’re filled with interior inspo. According to Etsy, emerald green is destined to become the signature colour of 2022. Searches for emerald gr
Spider-Man stars Zendaya and Tom Holland are officially dating in real life: here's a look back on their relationship timeline.
If you want to impress guests over the holidays, create a beautiful Christmas tablescape. Sarah Raven reveals how to design your a nature-inspired table.
Billie Eilish "loves tattoos" and has revealed a trio of tattoos after previously saying that fans would "never see" the one she had in 2020
December kicks off with clarity, as dreamy Neptune ends its retrograde journey on December 1. During the planet’s backward dance, which began on June 25 in Pisces, our creative senses were awakened; when Neptune goes direct again, we’ll be able to make use of all that we learned. Soon after, on December 4, a total solar eclipse in Sagittarius will give us the drive to plan a seasonal adventure. The middle of the month brings some significant planetary movements: On December 13, action planet Mar
In October, Stella McCartney’s spring 2022 show opened with the voice of American mycologist Paul Stamets. It wasn’t the first time the British designer referenced fungi in her work. McCartney, known for pioneering sustainability in fashion and using cruelty-free materials in her work, previously unveiled a sports bra and leggings made from mushroom-based “leather” in March. But, with the debut of the label’s first-ever bag made from Mylo™, a trademarked mycelium-based material created by the bi
A guide to what to do in the garden in December, including festive foraging and decorating, Christmas vegetables, winter maintenance and seed sowing.
How well do you know your partner? Spend every day beside someone and it’s like an unintentional study of a living, breathing subject. Their smell. The curve of their face. The way they make coffee: strong, milky, right up to the rim, as if those messy extra millilitres are the urgent divide between awake and comatose. What would happen if, one day, you realised that you didn’t know them at all? That they were a stranger. That all the perceived intimacy you had shared was just scratching the sur
In a bid to settle the great Chocolate Box debate once and for all, Which? has released an analysis of all four most popular selection boxes to reveal which come out best in terms of variety and which will leave you with less sad, unwanted chocolates long after the decorations have been put away.
Now that many of us are traveling again, it's important to be prepared. Masks are required on all public transportation in America, and honestly, people are getting colds and flus left and right at the moment, so anything you can do to stop yourself from getting sick is a good thing (especially with the new Omicron variant). Senior Director of the System-Wide Special Pathogens Program in NYC told POPSUGAR "I think people should be more cautious as they travel for their holiday gatherings.