• Civilisation's Oldest Shoe Gets A Stylish Update — Again
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    Civilisation's Oldest Shoe Gets A Stylish Update — Again

    You may know by now that we really like to shop vintage. If it’s something that we could envision in grainy, sepia-toned photos and worn by fashionistas of yore, we’re here for it. We especially love shoes: the clean lines and quaint design of historical footwear is something we’re always on the hunt for. And when it comes to throwback kicks, it doesn’t get much more OG than the rope sandal — according to the Oregon Historical Society, the oldest dated “fiber footwear” is a pair of 9,000-year old slides woven from shredded sagebrush bark. ...

  • Eating Disorder Sufferers Told They Are Not "Thin Enough" When They Seek Help
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    Eating Disorder Sufferers Told They Are Not "Thin Enough" When They Seek Help

    Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, which includes deaths by suicide, and with 1.25 million people believed to be suffering with an ED in the UK, the need for proper diagnosis and treatment has never been more important. This happened to 29-year-old Hope Virgo. Now Virgo, an author and mental health campaigner from London, is calling on the government to review the ED guidance delivered by clinicians and to introduce training so that GPs and healthcare workers have a proper understanding about how EDs are diagnosed, so that no patient is turned away because of their weight or BMI.

  • This Is What Walnut Face Scrubs Are Really Doing To Your Skin
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    This Is What Walnut Face Scrubs Are Really Doing To Your Skin

    No matter how diligent your twice-daily face-washing routine, sometimes you just want a deep cleanse that will slough away dead skin cells and debris, and effectively erase that congested feeling at the end of a long day. A good scrub used once or twice a week is a staple in any rigorous skincare routine, so it's no surprise that Kylie Jenner decided to include one in her new skincare brand, Kylie Skin. Now that the news is out, however, she might wish she hadn't: Jenner's claim that her Walnut Face Scrub is "gentle enough to use every day" has been met with major backlash on social media from fans who know better.

  • This Chronic Syndrome Affects Mainly Women & Is Really Hard To Diagnose
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    This Chronic Syndrome Affects Mainly Women & Is Really Hard To Diagnose

    When I was a teenager, my mother fell ill with M.E. and I saw her struggle to get her symptoms recognised – even though she was a doctor herself. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is a chronic condition which affects 250,000 people in the UK and around 17 million people worldwide. Also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, sufferers often struggle to get their symptoms understood, with 39% of GPs in the UK reporting that it’s the single most challenging illness to diagnose.

  • Maya Jama's Festival Season Survival Tips
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    Maya Jama's Festival Season Survival Tips

    Maya Jama is a festival person. She has baby pictures of herself being dragged through mud and tells me about her mum taking her to Glastonbury when she was just 2 years old. "I was one of those children," she laughs. "We used to go to Womad and stuff when we were at school. Literally since I was born, I’ve been going to festivals."

  • I Tried £500 Worth Of French Pharmacy Products – Here's What Worked
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    I Tried £500 Worth Of French Pharmacy Products – Here's What Worked

    French pharmacies have long been a treasure trove of skincare gems. For beauty editors and skincare obsessives alike, a trip to Paris is not considered complete without a little explore among the aisles and a mighty restock of favourites: row upon row of Bioderma, nestled alongside Vichy, La Roche-Posay and, of course, stacks of Embryolisse’s Lait-Crème Concentré, a favourite among Fashion Week makeup artists. "Everyone talks about K-Beauty, J-Beauty and other letters of the alphabet, but F-Beauty has always led the way, especially in skincare," explains Anna-Marie Solowij, ex- Vogue beauty editor and cofounder of BeautyMART.

  • The 5 Sandal Trends You'll See Everywhere This Summer
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    The 5 Sandal Trends You'll See Everywhere This Summer

    Simple leather slides in buttery brown leather look great with a tan and summer whites, black is perfect for a summer workwear wardrobe, and they're both more than likely to be back in style next year. Prada's logo-embossed chunky sandals too much of a stretch for your bank account?

  • Rihanna's Hairstylist Gave Me My First Wig — & Here's How It Looked
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    Rihanna's Hairstylist Gave Me My First Wig — & Here's How It Looked

    Yes, I want to be Rihanna, and having my hair done by Yusef is the next best thing. After my first wig experience, I can safely say that I'd do it all again — especially if Yusef is the man holding the comb.

  • Prada Is The Latest Fashion House To Go Fur-Free
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    Prada Is The Latest Fashion House To Go Fur-Free

    As issues of sustainability and ethical responsibility move to the forefront of the industry, more and more brands are striving to enact lasting, positive change. Prada is the latest luxury design house to take a real step toward sustainability. On Wednesday, the Prada Group has announced that as of Spring Summer 2020, Prada, Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe brands will no longer use animal fur in its designs or new products.

  • The Pro's Guide To Seamless, Sunlit Brunette Balayage
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    The Pro's Guide To Seamless, Sunlit Brunette Balayage

    It's possible to love your dark hair but still get the itch for something a little lighter, like melted caramel or golden bronze, come summer. Luckily, you can have both — the richness of your natural brunette with a sunny, almost tanned glow to it — when you go to your colourist with the two magic words: brunette balayage. "Balayage is a great option for dark hair looking to go just a touch lighter," says celebrity colourist George Papanikolas.

  • The New Aladdin Is Surprisingly Charming, But It’s Not A Whole New World
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    The New Aladdin Is Surprisingly Charming, But It’s Not A Whole New World

    Of the plethora of memorable and beloved Disney animated films released during the early 1990s, Aladdin has always been my favourite. “It’s better when you sing,” one of the kids says, at which point I convulsed with anticipatory laughter.

  • Orange Is The New Black Cast Celebrates With A Song In Teaser For Final Season
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    Orange Is The New Black Cast Celebrates With A Song In Teaser For Final Season

    Back in October, Orange Is The New Black announced that it would be ending after its upcoming seventh season. The ladies of Litchfield prison have been coming to Netflix for our binging pleasure since 2013, and the show itself is responsible for kicking off the platform's signature practice of dropping full seasons at once (along with House Of Cards and Hemlock Grove). In the short video, a handful of the returning cast of the show, including Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Laura Prepon, Danielle Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Dascha Polanco, wander the show's set singing Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time," which was written for the series and has introduced every episode for the past seven years.

  • 8 Hacks To Get Rid Of Bloating
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    8 Hacks To Get Rid Of Bloating

    It’s the worst time to experience the feeling of internal pressure and physical discomfort that often comes with bloat. Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, and the author of The Bloated Belly Whisperer, says in order to reduce bloating, we need to figure out why it’s happening on a personal level. “Bloating is not just one thing,” Duker Freuman says.

  • Natalie Portman Refutes "Disturbing" Claims In Moby's Book Saying They Dated
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    Natalie Portman Refutes "Disturbing" Claims In Moby's Book Saying They Dated

    Earlier this month, musician Moby published his memoir Then It Fell Apart, a documentation of the underbelly of fame that includes his personal experiences with mental health, drugs, and relationships with other celebrities — including Natalie Portman. "I was a bald binge drinker and Natalie Portman was a beautiful movie star," an excerpt from the memoir reads. Portman says that she had just turned 18 when the two met, not 20, as the book claims.

  • If You’re Single, It’s Okay To Be Scared Of Solo Travel
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    If You’re Single, It’s Okay To Be Scared Of Solo Travel

    If I’d never gone to D.C., I’d never have learned the truth about solo travel, and I’d have missed out on all the solo trips I’ve taken since. My first solo trip showed me that the secret to solo travel is to simply go, and the joy of solo travel is doing whatever the fuck you want. Solo travel tells me new truths every time, and while I’m still a little embarrassed and angry at the version of myself who thought solo travel was akin to admitting failure, now I just sip coffee on a bench in the Jardin du Luxembourg and forget what I was mad about in the first place.

  • Rihanna's Fenty Line Brings Some Much Needed Inclusivity To The Luxury Space
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    Rihanna's Fenty Line Brings Some Much Needed Inclusivity To The Luxury Space

    Much to the disappointment of the Rihanna Navy, Bad Gal Ri Ri's next drop will not be music, or even make-up, but the superstar's first clothing offering with French fashion conglomerate LVMH. Simply called Fenty, her range of ready-to-wear, accessories, sunglasses, and jewellery will debut on 24th May in Paris (then be fully available at fenty.com on May 29). According to the label's style director and Rihanna's stylist Jahleel Weaver, the pieces were created to speak to how multifaceted today’s woman is.

  • Your First Look At Lena Dunham In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
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    Your First Look At Lena Dunham In Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

    The highly anticipated trailer for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino's dive into 1960s Hollywood dropped just in time for its world premiere at Cannes 2019 yesterday. The sneak peek featured plenty of familiar faces including Leonardo DiCaprio as down-on-his-luck actor Rick Dalton, Brad Pitt as stuntman Cliff Booth, Al Pacino as Hollywood producer Marvin Schwarzs, Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate, and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson.

  • Cotton Buds Are Being Banned – Here's What To Replace Them With
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    Cotton Buds Are Being Banned – Here's What To Replace Them With

    Today the government announced it would be banning plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers in England from April next year, when they will only be available to people with medical needs or a disability. The aim is to vastly reduce the amount of rubbish and damage caused by the 4.7bn plastic straws, 2bn cotton buds with plastic stems, and 300m plastic stirrers used in the UK each year, the government says. The war against plastic straws has been rumbling on for a while, and many of us have already given them up and invested in a reusable metal straw or even a glass version – you could even say they're now "cool".

  • The Hot New Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser Is Missing Some Important People
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    The Hot New Stranger Things Season 3 Teaser Is Missing Some Important People

    Umm, Stranger Things is still about inter-dimensional aliens wreaking havoc on a small Indiana town, right? Because from the look of this new Stranger Things teaser, the third season of the Netflix series might be moving from Cloverfield territory into something more akin to The Graduate. This July, Stranger Things is bringing the sunshine and fun by setting the series in between school years for the first time.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Alexa Hacks: All The Things She Can Do Besides Tell You What Time It Is
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    The Ultimate Guide To Alexa Hacks: All The Things She Can Do Besides Tell You What Time It Is

    Amazon's Alexa contains multitudes. Today, Alexa can perform more than 90,000 skills and counting. Did you know you can ask her to remember where you put your wallet? Didn't think so. Ahead, here are all the things Alexa can do besides play "thank u, next."

  • Here Are The Best Dressed Stars At Cannes 2019
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    Here Are The Best Dressed Stars At Cannes 2019

    Cannes may not be the most popular red carpet — we have the Met Gala, the Golden Globes, and the Oscars to drool over — but it's definitely one of the most fashion-forward. Celebs pull out their most memorable designer looks for the event, whether they're attending the amFAR gala or a star-studded movie premiere. To put it plainly, France's most highly acclaimed independent film festival is one big parade of the very best in red carpet fashion.

  • Everything We Know About Big Little Lies Season 2
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    Everything We Know About Big Little Lies Season 2

    Yes, after HBO swore BLL would serve as a limited series, a whole new batch of episodes are on the way this summer. Did executive producers/stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman manage to rally their entire sprawling cast back together? What does the addition of acting royalty like Meryl Streep mean for all the intense proceedings?

  • The Circular Beauty Movement Will Save Your Skin & The Planet Simultaneously
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    The Circular Beauty Movement Will Save Your Skin & The Planet Simultaneously

    Circular beauty is here to tackle food waste, an issue at crisis level. According to Food AWARE, 18 million tonnes of food waste end up in UK landfill each year. This is significantly impacting climate change, with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization reporting that global food waste contributes 8% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Money Diary: A 26-Year-Old On 22.5k As A Speciality Coffee Shop Manager
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    Money Diary: A 26-Year-Old On 22.5k As A Speciality Coffee Shop Manager

    Welcome to Money Diaries, where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking a cross-section of women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period – and we're tracking every last penny.

  • "I Appreciate Being Alive So Much More": A Manchester Attack Survivor Reflects, Two Years On
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    "I Appreciate Being Alive So Much More": A Manchester Attack Survivor Reflects, Two Years On

    Two years ago today, 22 people travelled to Manchester Arena to watch Ariana Grande perform, never to return. Two years on, the 22 people who lost their lives – 17 women, 10 of whom were children and teenagers, and five men – will be mourned and celebrated at a private memorial service in Manchester for the families of those killed and injured, and the first responders at the scene. "We know anniversaries can be a very difficult time for people, so it’s important that anyone who needs some support knows there is still help available to them," says Rachel Almeida from the charity Victim Support, which provides assistance to survivors, witnesses and families affected by the incident.