• You Need To Stop Believing This Oily Skin Myth, According To Dermatologists
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    You Need To Stop Believing This Oily Skin Myth, According To Dermatologists

    If you have excessively oily skin, chances are you've tried everything to combat it: acids, mattifying primers, oil-free foundation – the list goes on. One oily skin 'tip' that is currently doing the rounds in the skincare sphere has proven to be a concern to dermatologists, though... In a bid to stop the daily oil slick, you might have come across information that suggests your overly oily complexion could be a result of dehydration.

  • An Open Letter To My Online Shopping Parcel
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    An Open Letter To My Online Shopping Parcel

    Dear Parcel,

  • My Year Of Living In A Community House
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    My Year Of Living In A Community House

    A few weeks ago we wrote about women who paid reduced or no rent for alternative living situations. One person who got a lot of attention was Clarissa, 23, who, at the time, lived in a Christian community house in Bristol, paying £475 (all included) a month. There are a number of these houses in the city, overseen by various churches, which is how I discovered community living in the first place – I was part of a small church called Love Bristol.

  • Two R29 Staff Swap Wardrobes For A Week: Here's The Verdict
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    Two R29 Staff Swap Wardrobes For A Week: Here's The Verdict

    Two Refinery29 staff members, Georgia Murray and Jess Commons, have very identifiable personal styles: Jess dons head-to-toe black every day, while Georgia has a penchant for loud colours and floral dresses. Jess would have to wear colour and clashing prints while Georgia would wear nothing but black. Georgia, fashion and beauty writer: I’ve worn prints and colours for most of my adult life, from floral midi dresses to paintbox-bright outerwear, and retired the all-black look when I moved away from my teenage emo phase (what a time).

  • New Music To Know This Week: Normani Is In Limbo, Karen O Has A New Collaborator & More
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    New Music To Know This Week: Normani Is In Limbo, Karen O Has A New Collaborator & More

    After my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can't stop trying to matchmake people with music they might like. "Thank god for the weekend," Normani sings, opening "Waves." The line is accompanied by a beat that sounds like a more raw version of what The Weeknd himself might be drawn to.

  • Timothée Chalamet Reveals His Weirdest Fan Encounter — & It Was Before CMBYN
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    Timothée Chalamet Reveals His Weirdest Fan Encounter — & It Was Before CMBYN

    Timothée Chalamet, our collective boyfriend, is having an incredible 2018. Chalamet stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday , where he regaled us all with the unusual tale. “Someone came up to me on the street,” begins Chalamet, “and says, ‘I really hope there’s some new shots of your feet this season.’” Colbert, as puzzled as the rest of us, asks him, “What were your feet in?” to which Chalamet doesn’t have an answer.

  • How To Back The Campaign To Make Mental Health First Aid Compulsory At Work
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    How To Back The Campaign To Make Mental Health First Aid Compulsory At Work

    A report last year found that one in four young women in the UK has experienced mental health problems. Meanwhile, high-profile figures including Lady Gaga and Prince Harry are using their platforms to raise awareness of mental health issues on a global level. An open letter signed by more than 50 business leaders from companies including PwC, Royal Mail and WH Smith calls on Theresa May to amend Health and Safety legislation so that employers are required to provide mental health first aid on exactly the same level as physical first aid.

  • Nearly 1,300 People Are Now Missing In The California Wildfires As Death Toll Rises
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    Nearly 1,300 People Are Now Missing In The California Wildfires As Death Toll Rises

    As the number of acres ravaged by the wildfires in California increase, even more alarming numbers are on the rise as nearly 1,300 people are missing and at least 79 are confirmed dead. California’s deadliest wildfire on record, the Camp Fire, has killed at least 76 people and destroyed 9,800 homes and 149,000 acres. The number of people missing in the Camp Fire grew on Saturday from 1,011 to 1,276.

  • The World Isn’t Ready For Adesuwa
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    The World Isn’t Ready For Adesuwa

    Despite a global pedigree, Adesuwa, now stationed in New York City, is American by birth – thanks to her mother’s ingenuity and determination to give her kids every opportunity. For her two sons and Adesuwa, she travelled from Nigeria to Maryland to give birth, guaranteeing all of her children birthright citizenship, and then back to Africa to raise them. Adesuwa stifled her desire to study art and enrolled in chemistry, pre-med.

  • Your Horoscope This Week
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    Your Horoscope This Week

    This week, we must slow down in order to speed up. Last Friday, Mercury went retrograde for the third time this year. Have you secured your online accounts? On the bright side, we’re finally feeling those winter aesthetics, thanks to Venus doing direct late last week.

  • What Your Leopard Print Says About You
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    What Your Leopard Print Says About You

    Few prints manage to be both the stronghold of nans — found on dressing gowns and quilty slippers from Freeport in Fleetwood for four quid, at which Nan would scoff and say, "They’re only three in Morecambe, we’re leaving," dashing your dreams of snagging bargain Rocha by John Rocha from the discount Debenhams — as well as the must-have of the fashionable set, who never really go a season without a good leopard print. In fact, almost everyone in your life has something leopard print.

  • Confessions Of A Netflix Addict: I Can't Watch TV With My Friends Anymore
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    Confessions Of A Netflix Addict: I Can't Watch TV With My Friends Anymore

    "Oh my god! Do you see that? Did she mean to do that? Shit." I sigh, struggling to contain my frustration. This is the third, maybe fourth question I've been asked mid-episode of Killing Eve. I’ve already pretended not to hear my mate’s first few interruptions so, for the sake of our friendship, I take a deep breath, suppress my side eye and put on my least sarcastic tone of voice. "I don’t know. I’m sure if you keep watching, you’ll probably find out."

  • 4 Years & 151 Flights Later: Meet An Instagram-Famous Couple That Travels For A Living
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    4 Years & 151 Flights Later: Meet An Instagram-Famous Couple That Travels For A Living

    We all daydream about quitting our jobs to travel the world. But it wasn't until recently that it morphed into an actual trend, with millennials using hardcore budgeting techniques to achieve the adventures of their dreams. Of course, the rest of us can't help but be envious, which is why when people do manage to pull it off, the story can become newsworthy. Not to mention garner a substantial social media following.

  • When Ivanka Speaks, The Body Language Of The Men Around Her Reveals A Lot
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    When Ivanka Speaks, The Body Language Of The Men Around Her Reveals A Lot

    Ivanka Trump often finds herself in situations where she's the only woman, or one of few. This is partially because her father's administration is so heavily male (and white), and partially because most government officials still tend to be men. On Wednesday, Ivanka celebrated the passage of the BUILD Act, aimed at investing in developing countries, and once again found herself at a table surrounded by male members of Congress.

  • Why 'Monopoly For Millennials' Is Being Savaged By Twitter
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    Why 'Monopoly For Millennials' Is Being Savaged By Twitter

    For many of us, Monopoly is a board game synonymous with childhood holidays. Stuffed full of Christmas lunch, games could drag on for hours, with one family member always seeming to sneak a few notes from the banker on the sly. If this player was you, own it – we won't judge.

  • How High Is Your Supermarket In Greenpeace's 'Plastic Rankings'?
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    How High Is Your Supermarket In Greenpeace's 'Plastic Rankings'?

    Last month's BBC One documentary Drowning in Plastic, which explored the environmental damage caused by single-use plastic bags, straws, food packaging, wet wipes and more, was so distressing it brought some viewers to tears. Since the vast majority of us do our food shopping in supermarkets, it's helpful to know how effectively (if at all) these retailers are cracking down on their plastic footprints. A new report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) reveals that UK supermarkets have more than 59 billion pieces of single-use plastic passing through their stores every year – an astonishing and unacceptable figure.

  • 9 Of The Best Female Rom Com Characters
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    9 Of The Best Female Rom Com Characters

    The rom com is back! Hallelujah! Netflix has led the charge this year, with two of its most successful original releases ( To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Set It Up) cracking the formula and becoming instant classics of the genre. Meanwhile Book Club, featuring a dream elder stateswomen cast of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen, was a box office hit and Crazy Rich Asians became the top-grossing rom com of the past 10 years. This is all excellent news as my writing partner Sarah Breen and I sit down to adapt our book Oh My God, What A Complete Aisling for the big screen.

  • Sumptuous Jewel Tones To See You Through Party Season
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    Sumptuous Jewel Tones To See You Through Party Season

    Jewel tones are made for winter. Rich shades of emerald, citrine, garnet and lapis encapsulate the glamour of the festive season, particularly when paired with velvet, satin or silk for a seriously plush outfit. Luxury consultant Aureta 's mouthwatering head to toe looks are pure decadence, while for understated elegance, we're musing over poet Rupi Kaur 's solid jewel-tone dresses.

  • Melania Trump's 12-Hour Trip To Toronto Cost Over £135k In Hotel Bills Alone, But She Isn't Paying For It
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    Melania Trump's 12-Hour Trip To Toronto Cost Over £135k In Hotel Bills Alone, But She Isn't Paying For It

    Government records show first lady Melania Trump racked up roughly $174,000 (over £135,000) in hotel bills during her 12-hour trip to Toronto, Canada in September 2017, Quartz reports. It was the first lady's first solo trip abroad without her husband, President Donald Trump. The purpose of the day trip was for Trump to lead the U.S. delegation to the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded veterans created by Prince Harry.

  • Mary Queen Of Scots, Or How We Haven't Learned Anything About Women & Power in 431 Years
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    Mary Queen Of Scots, Or How We Haven't Learned Anything About Women & Power in 431 Years

    The world of Mary, Queen of Scots exists in constant juxtaposition: women vs. men, England vs. Scotland, Protestants vs. Catholics. Everyone has their place — except Elizabeth (Margot Robbie) and Mary (Saoirse Ronan). The reigning queens of England and Scotland in the sixteenth century sit astride those strict dividing lines, never completely belonging.

  • Misty Copeland Hopes Ballet Is "Not A Trend"
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    Misty Copeland Hopes Ballet Is "Not A Trend"

    For ballet dancers, Nutcracker season is a marathon: Most companies begin shows around Thanksgiving that run up until New Year's Eve, often with ten shows a week. "I still have such a love for it, because even though I've been doing it for 25 years, it's still fresh," Copeland tells Refinery29 at a surprise screening for young dancers in New York City hosted by Under Armour. The movie, The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, is certainly a fresher take on the 1892 classic story.

  • The Fantastic Beasts Cast Tell Us Which Houses They'd Be Sorted Into
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    The Fantastic Beasts Cast Tell Us Which Houses They'd Be Sorted Into

    The hype surrounding J.K. Rowling's wonderful Wizarding World lives on! We've finally arrived at Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment in the latest franchise – and welcome prequel to the Harry Potter stories we all know so well – and answers to the burning questions we've had for decades are finally starting to materialise. Who Nagini really is, Dumbledore's complicated past and the truth about Voldemort's troubled beginnings are all teased in the new film, which is a huge relief to the hardcore Potterheads among us. For example, why does Alison Sudol think we're so obsessed with this wild but incredible fiction?

  • 13 Things About The My Brilliant Friend TV Adaptation All Elena Ferrante Fans Need To Know
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    13 Things About The My Brilliant Friend TV Adaptation All Elena Ferrante Fans Need To Know

    The long awaited adaptation of Elena Ferrante's book My Brilliant Friend is arriving on Sky Atlantic on 19th November, and all we can wistfully sigh is, "At last." After countless articles fantasising about the adaptations' dream cast, we'll see the official visual isation of the books that set off a little something called "Ferrante fever." Ferrante's quartet about two women growing up in post-war Naples ignited a rare kind of literary craze. When you see Elena Greco and Lina Cerullo on screen, you'll recognise them immediately by their faces, as well as by the mountain of emotion that exists just a level below their expressions, occasionally peaking through.

  • The Insta Account Highlighting The Fashion In Our Favourite Music Videos
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    The Insta Account Highlighting The Fashion In Our Favourite Music Videos

    Run by Mario Dodovski, a 24-year-old fashion enthusiast living in Skopje, Macedonia, the account brings together our two passions – beautiful fashion and music we listen to again and again – in one aesthetically pleasing post. "I've always had a huge interest in fashion and music, but I happened to combine both when I saw Gwen Stefani wearing one of those Dolce & Gabbana hand-painted gowns from SS08," he tells Refinery29. Arguably, Runway To Music Video has been in the works for a long time.

  • As A Trans Woman Over 50, I'm Visible – When The Media Wants Me To Be
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    As A Trans Woman Over 50, I'm Visible – When The Media Wants Me To Be

    Now, at 54, I have just written the lead feature in Bitch magazine's 'Pleasure' issue about sexual pleasure and my trans genitals, and earlier this year I had quite a successful book out about queer, transgressive and loving sex.