As much as we love online shopping, it can definitely be hit or miss. All you have to do is put in your height, weight, and how you want the item to fit (tighter, perfect, or looser), and voilà — your chances of your order fitting exactly how you'd like it to are that much higher.
As President Trump hits the the 100-day mark, many polls and pundits are giving the commander-in-chief marks of their own. Just 10% of those surveyed gave Trump an A. Throughout the campaign season last year, Refinery29 talked to young Republican women from across the country about their party’s nominee and the political issues they cared about most.
Trump centred his entire campaign on vilifying immigrants, and his administration undoubtedly proved it cares more about an anti-immigrant agenda than protecting women in its first 100 days. Case in point: The Department of Homeland Security announced a new office formed under Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help victims of violent crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. The Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) will "support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens through access to information and resources," according to its website, and will operate a hotline to answer victims' questions (which was immediately spammed with calls about UFOs).
Singer Zara Larsson does not. Thursday night, Paris Jackson joined the conversation with a lengthy post on Instagram, as People reports. The teen icon, daughter to the late Michael Jackson, shared a screenshot of a Tumblr conversation about the show.
Google whipped up something extra cheesy with today's doodle. The click-through doodle illustrates the creation of Camembert cheese and celebrates Marie Harel, the dairymaid credited with first developing the cheese in 1791. According to Google's Doodle blog, Harel had a chance encounter that made the soft, earthy cheese you spread over crackers a reality.
The blue “Please offer me a seat” badges and accompanying cards are aimed at people with hidden health problems and are being rolled out after a successful trial on 1,200 people in September, the BBC reported. The scheme was created after demand from travellers whose hidden conditions meant they struggled to get a seat on the tube. The scheme is reportedly the first in Europe to officially recognise hidden conditions on public transport.
Saturday will mark President Trump's 100th day in office, and it's been a contentious couple of months, to say the least. There've been protests against his policies all over the country, Congress and the courts have halted some of his cornerstone plans, and he can't seem to shake off suspicions of a connection to Russia. That's not to say there haven't been some victories for Trump, too, in areas like the Supreme Court.
Maintaining a long-distance relationship can be challenging at the best of times. For most women, the idea of not seeing a partner for months on end can be daunting, to say the least. The Howard League for Penal Reform estimates that this is the reality for approximately 80,000 women in the UK who have a partner incarcerated in a British jail.
Mature, precocious and with a discerning team of advisers behind her, 21-year-old Pugh is well on her way to A-list status – and her self-assuredness is enough to make anyone doubt themselves. The British actress plays the lead in the new film Lady Macbeth (no, not that one), based on the 19th-century Russian novel Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov. It’s not until she begins a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, Sebastian (played by Cosmo Jarvis), that something switches inside her.
This weekend was meant to be the glittering launch of Fyre Festival, a boutique, luxury music festival backed by A-list models including Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski. Photos taken by attendees and posted on social media show what look like disaster relief tents being used in place of the advertised "modern, eco-friendly, geodesic domes", lockers without padlocks and food that most people wouldn't accept from a roadside cafe.
Well, folks, the long-awaited collaboration between Katy Perry and Migos is finally out, and it's spicier than a bowl of Texas chili. The pop star and the "Bad and Boujee" rappers just released "Bon Appétit," Perry's follow-up to the politically minded "Chained to the Rhythm." Spoiler: This one's a lot less likely to be blared on the speakers at a Hillary Clinton rally. While the Atlanta-based hip-hop group spit out lyrics about "sweet potato pie" (so much pie!), Perry volunteers that she's "spread like a buffet" and has an "appetite for seduction." That's just one of several food puns and double entendres sprinkled like sea salt throughout the song.
Langsam aber stetig beginnt sich die Definition von Schönheit zu verändern. In den Medien sind immer vielfältigere Körper und Typen vertreten, die mit einem lange vorherrschenden, von der Beauty-Industrie jahrelang postulierten Schönheitsideal, brechen. So auch Lara und Mara Bawar, die beide Albinismus haben, und mit ihrem Aussehen sofort ins Auge stechen. Albinismus ist in allererster Linie eine genetisch verursachte Unterversorgung von Haut, Haaren und Augen. Der fehlenden Farbstoff Melanin kann nicht nur zu Pigment-, sondern auch zu Sehstörungen und anderen Beeinträchtigungen führen. ...
With events like these taking place year on year, there is no doubt that laws need to be made to keep factory workers safe. What do you think of when you hear the words ‘craft’ and ‘artisan’? Well, non-profit organisation Nest is here to school you.
For those not in the know, Hannah Witton is a YouTuber. Hannah has nearly 350,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel and collectively, her videos have been watched nearly 29 million times. What makes Hannah worth checking out, though, is her dogged determination to educate younger generations about all the sex stuff we had to muddle our way through as teenagers.
Although more and more people are starting to acknowledge how fluid gender is, defying gender roles can still be scary — partially because it could lead to familial disapproval for many. For Jauan Durbin, a boy who wears makeup, it meant being disowned by his mother. In a viral tweet, the Morehouse College freshman shared a text conversation between him and his mom, Pop Sugar reports.
While many women endure the confines of stretchy shapewear, it can get out of hand, which is exactly what San Francisco-based model and body-positivity activist KhrystyAna found out. According to Self Magazine, after a long day of wearing uncomfortably tight clothes and shapewear, KhrystyAna found her legs turning blue and blisters on her feet — all due to poor circulation. How do you like the reality of impeded blood circulation, infertility, digestive problems, nerve damage and more," she captioned her Instagram post, which included a slew of images.
“Attraction is messy,” Meredith says at the beginning of the episode, “It happens when you least expect it.” Last week, we watched a very dramatic plane crash. After weeks and weeks of a blossoming love between Meredith and Dr. Nathan Riggs, their mutual attraction is no longer able to be hidden. Despite an intro prepping her plan for how to tell her, though, Meredith’s crush gets out before then.
The wedding industrial complex is back at it with a new version of The Dress — but this time, it's not a lighting trick. Brides reports that a UK-based bakery created a wedding gown-shaped wedding cake that looks so realistic that many people can't tell it apart from a real-life wedding dress. According to the wedding magazine, Emma Jayne Cake Design took inspiration from designer Mak Tumang's Angela gown, recreating it in painstaking detail.
Scott Disick is occasionally the most sane person on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Apparently, Disick and Kourtney were secretly engaged but got nervous about going through with things. "I don't think we told anybody actually," Scott says.
Emma Watson would rather keep her private life private — and that protectiveness extends to her internet presence. At a screening of Watson's new movie, The Circle, at the Tribeca Film Festival, the actress revealed that she's now extra mindful of how she uses the internet. In the film, Watson plays Mae, a new employee at a Google-esque company called The Circle.
Deskercise, yoga with baby animals, prancing around the park — fitness fads come and go. Mashable reports that David Lloyd Clubs is offering a 60-minute class called Napercise. David Lloyd Clubs describes the Napercise class as a way to "reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie." The hour long session includes 45 minutes of napping and 15 minutes of light stretching — which is definitely one way to refresh and renew.
Or at least that's what she tells a room of journalists and influencers as she explains her latest venture: a partnership with Smirnoff Vodka. “I like to think that Smirnoff and I don’t pretend to be anything we’re not. Mind you, Teigen says all of this while looking absolutely flawless in a pink pantsuit situation that most of us fellow “un-frilly” people could never pull off.
It sounds like something from the Dark Ages: As little as 20 years ago, one of the best ways to remove a tattoo called for the actual destruction of the skin. Your first option was salabrasion, a technique that used an abrasive tool to, quite literally, scrap the tattoo off the skin.
My name is Beate Wedekind. Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is the one who invited Ivanka Trump to the W20 Summit, and it was a smart move. Articles and comments on Ivanka flooded in almost instantaneously.
There are enough new shows on Netflix alone to keep me locked in the house for a couple of weekends. After catching up on The Get Down recently, I decided to dive into another Netflix Original series about complicated adolescents, 13 Reasons Why.