Your professional dress game is about to ante up thanks to a stylish new work dress waiting for you in the Nordstrom sale section! No matter the size of your dress arsenal, you could always use another easy-to-style addition to spice up your options. And it’s an even better situation when you catch a pretty garment at a lower price point.
Lucky for you, Nordstrom launches its crazy good Anniversary sale on July 20 but is giving early access to Rewards cardholders starting Thursday, July 12. Translation: You get first dibs on all the best looks before they sell out nearly a week ahead of the other shoppers.
That brings us back to the asymmetrical dress by Vince Camuto that will have you serving chic boss vibes in the office and beyond. If you’re looking for a great dress with the right touch of personality to wear in professional or semi-dressy settings, then the Vince Camuto Laguna Asymmetrical A-Line dress is the one.
The dress is available in regular sizes 0 to 18 and petite sizes from 0P to 014P, which means you should probably snatch this gorgeous grab up while such a great fit variety is still in stock.
The dress was originally $ 148 but has dropped down to $ 98.90, which means your closet is about to score a major Vince Camuto steal! Remember, the Nordstrom anniversary sale opens up to the public on July 20 and deals end on August 5.
Shop it here: Grab the dress for $ 98.90 before it sells out!
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Busy women (read: all of us) are realising that me-time isn’t a luxury – it’s a necessity.
We all want glowing skin, a strong core and a healthy, white smile that proclaims we’re on top of our game. But, let’s be honest, there have been times when food-exercise-rest hasn’t been a priority.
This year, more than ever, self-care is a mantra hot on the lips of all the wellness gurus. From meditation apps to a new crop of über-healthy food trends (golden milk, anyone?), a healthy lifestyle is key to getting that all-essential joie de vivre.
The next time you’re feeling anxious, stressed and can’t sleep, use an app like HeadSpace to guide you back to calmness with meditation and mindful breathing exercises. What’s great is that you can do quick 3-minute sessions on your commute to work or during the day, then longer ones in the evening when you’ve got more time. The app makes meditation seem easy and the music is so relaxing.
A bright smile
We all know the power of a smile to spread the love… And thanks to brilliant whitening toothpastes and a positive change in teeth trends, a whiter smile that’s true to you is now more desirable than Hollywood perfection every time. Want to whiten your teeth using natural ingredients? Pearl Drops Pure Natural White Toothpolish, £6.99, is destined to become your gleam go-to. with 90% of its ingredients sourced from natural origins, including white clay extract, it will remove stains, giving you naturally whiter teeth in just two weeks. Boom.
Today, spirituality is as important as fitness to many of us and crystals are the latest thing we’re intrigued by. We’re not entirely convinced that keeping a rose quartz on your bedside table or carrying a black tourmaline in your handbag will open your heart chakra or beautify your complexion, but some of our fave celebs are getting into this new age vibe. Want in? Then treat yourself to The Little Book of Crystals – it covers everything a beginner needs to know about crystals.
What you eat is as important as your skincare routine, so make sure you’re eating plenty of foods that are rich in nutrients to help repair, maintain and boost your skin, hair and nails. All brightly coloured fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants… so try cooking with as many different colours as you can each night. There are so many amazing companies, such as Abel & Cole, offering fresh fruit and veg boxes with heaps of variety. By the end of the week you’ll be able to say you ate a rainbow.
A fitness buddy
What’s the one thing that can make exercising more fun? Doing it with a friend – which is why we’re all over partner workouts. From smashing a HIIT session together on your lunch break to trying a new fitness trend like Aerial Pilates, working out together is not only fun but effective too. Psychologists say it creates a tribal effect, so before long your girlfriends will want to get in on the act. We guarantee it’ll be way more entertaining than the usual jog-and-gossip session. Now who’s smiling?!
With just one day to go until England battles Croatia for a spot in the 2018 World Cup final, the English team is trying out an interesting new training method.
Ahead of Tuesday’s semi-final match between France and Belgium, the English squad—including Golden boot frontrunner Harry Kane—was spotted tossing around a rubber chicken in preparation for their big Wednesday game.
Fans, of course, were delighted to see the players getting along so well.
“Actually love the atmosphere of this England team. Throwing around a rubber chicken as a training drill,” one England enthusiast wrote. “Even if it isn’t coming home, which it is, they’ve been an absolute delight to follow this campaign.”
“Love how chilled the England squad is, playing with rubber chickens in training day before their biggest game in 28 years hahahaha class,” added another.
Actually love the atmosphere of this England team. Throwing around a rubber chicken as a training drill. Even if it isn’t coming home, which it is, they’ve been an absolute delight to follow this campaign.
It’s been less than a year since Givenchy’s Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented her debut collection for the LVMH-owned fashion house, but she’s already made quite the impression, thanks in no small part to her creation of Meghan Markle’s dress for the royal wedding. While the …
Browse through the cash-back offers in your area and take note the next time you go to the grocery store (the offers change every week). Some cash-back deals we’ve seen include:
25 cents back on strawberries
50 cents back on frozen fruit snacks
$ 1 back on a box of tea
$ 5 back on a case of Shiner Bock beer
Notice a lot of those aren’t tied to a brand — just shop for the staples on your list and earn cash back! Once you’ve reached at least $ 20 in earnings, you can request payment via Paypal or Venmo.
Right now, Ibotta is giving new users a $ 10 sign-up bonus.
2. Paying Banking Fees
Traditional banks are notorious for hitting you up with fees whenever possible. In fact, two of the five most hated companies in America last year were well-known banks: Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
Thankfully, some smart companies are starting to offer solutions — online bank accounts designed in direct response to every complaint we’ve ever had about our traditional banks.
Chime charges no monthly fees, no overdraft fees and no foreign transaction fees.
With Chime, ATMs are fee-free at MoneyPass locations. For Demeny, on the rare occasions when there’s no fee-free ATM nearby, the app finds him businesses where he can get cash back at checkout.
3. Paying Credit Card Interest
Paying interest on consumer purchases is a bad — and expensive — habit. Every dollar of interest is a dollar less for retirement, traveling, education or for enjoying an extra meal out now and then.
How much money are you wasting on credit card interest?
In 2017, the average U.S. household with revolving credit card debt carried a balance of more than $ 6,000, according to a NerdWallet analysis. Assuming an interest rate of 14.87% — the current average — they’re paying about $ 900 per yearjust in interest charges.
It all adds up, so you might want to turn off that idling computer and leave the printer unplugged until you actually need it.
5. Overpaying for Pretty Much Everything
You can always get a better deal, but who can keep track of everything? A personal finance assistant would be helpful here.
Meet Charlie. He’s a money-saving penguin. He lives in your SMS text messages or Facebook Messenger (your choice, but Facebook Messenger is way more fun). He offers help with a little bit of everything, including:
Finding you free money by making sure you’re getting the best deals around (ahem, overpaying $ 24 a month on that cell phone bill?).
Helping you avoid unnecessary extra charges by reminding you when you have a bill due.
Getting acquainted with Charlie is easy. When you click “get started” on its homepage, you can opt into chatting via text or Facebook Messenger, and follow his prompts. You’ll connect your bank account or credit card (or both) so he can get to work.
6. Overpaying for Cell Phone Service
You’re probably paying too much to use your cell phone, because there’s little incentive for the major wireless carriers to slash prices. Many customers won’t switch to a discount provider due to fears of lousy reception and poor customer service.
But upstart companies are offering us better options for low-priced, high-quality cell phone service.
If you’re sick of of paying your cell phone carrier hundreds of dollars each month, look beyond the so-called Big Four and into the discount carrier Twigby.
That’s what Zak Wilson did. He’d been paying Verizon Wireless about $ 180 a month for two lines. So he tried Twigby. For both phones, he’s now paying $ 60 a month.
If you own a home, you probably have homeowners insurance. But have you shopped around for a better deal recently? Bet you haven’t.
If you live in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C., we recommend the online insurance companyLemonade, where homeowners insurance starts at $ 25 a month.
Instead of profiting extra when it doesn’t have to pay out claims, the company keeps a set 20% of your premium for itself, and 80% goes into a pool for paying claims and charity.
That means Lemonade isn’t going to be super stingy about granting customers the claims they deserve — ’cause the money isn’t going into its pockets.
Get to know Maya, Lemonade’s chatbot. She’ll ask you a few questions.
Once you complete the application, you’ll receive a quote within a minute or two.
8. Spending Too Much on Student Loan Repayments
Consider refinancing your student loans so you can pay them off faster and save money in the long run.
An easy way to do this is with LendKey, a service that allows you to quickly browse low-interest loans from credit unions and community banks. Compared to the big national bank chains, smaller community banks often offer more borrower-friendly loan terms — namely, lower interest rates and more flexibility.
And if you’ve been turned down by other lenders, don’t fret. LendKey has more lenient credit score minimums and income requirements for applicants. When you’re approved for a loan, you’ll get a $ 100 bonus after the loan is disbursed.
It says cars designed to use regular-octane fuel (which is most of them) get no advantage at all from premium gas. Unless your owner’s manual recommends a higher-octane gasoline, you’re throwing your money away buying anything other than regular.
If you use 800 gallons annually and pay 22 cents more per gallon for premium, you’re wasting $ 176 each year. Buy regular gas (and find the cheapest stations while you’re at it).
10. Ordering Appetizers
The average restaurant meal has more than 1,200 calories — over half of what you need in a day, reports Time magazine.
Then there are the drinks most people order along with their meals… So you probably don’t need the added calories or cost of appetizers.
Alternately, if it’s the appetizers you really want, order your favorites, and skip the dinner menu altogether. That can cut your costs and calories.
11. Subscribing to Premium Cable
More and more TV viewers are bidding farewell to cable because it costs so much. Nearly half of cable or satellite users are planning to or are open to getting rid of the service, according to a TiVo report. About 80% of those who have cut the cord did so because of the price.
Cord-cutters are switching to online streaming services to save money, the report found. Over 54% had Netflix, 27% used Amazon Prime and just under 12% used Hulu.
Each streaming service has its own pros and cons, and if you’re wondering which would be best for you, we’ve got you covered in this comparison of Hulu, Netflix and Prime Video. You can compare costs, the type of content, the number of available titles and more.
Mike Brassfield (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. He tries — tries — not to waste money.
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Anthony Kennedy’s announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday creates an opening for President Donald Trump to reshape the ideological makeup of the nation’s highest court for decades to come, a best-case scenario for a Republican Party that only reluctantly accepted the idea of the reality-star-turned-politician as its leader.
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Amanda Nguyen felt “powerless, invisible and betrayed” when, after a four-hour forensic sexual assault examination for evidence extraction following her rape in 2013, law enforcement officials proceeded to attempt to destroy her rape kit before the statute of limitations had expired. The 25-year-old activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee wrote the Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act in response, which was added to the federal criminal code by President Obama and approved by unanimous vote in Congress in 2016.
The Survivors’ Bill of Rights specifically and explicitly states that survivors have the right for their rape kit to be preserved for the length of the case’s statute of limitations, the right to be notified if an evidence kit is set for destruction and the right to be notified of the results of their rape kit. On Tuesday, the Federal Judiciary Committee SD-226 met to discuss its implementation with Nguyen and actor Terry Crews.
“I never thought that I’d be made to suffer a greater injustice than what I went through on the day that I was raped,” Nguyen shares on her foundation’s website. “Growing up, I’d believed in those familiar American promises: that our rights were sacred, that everyone was equal in the eyes of the law, and that the legal system existed to right wrongs and restore justice. It was only after my ordeal that I discovered firsthand the ways in which rape survivors are continually re-victimized and betrayed by our country’s failure to make good on these promises.”
After speaking with other survivors, Nguyen discovered that she wasn’t alone—and she was extremely frustrated with the double standard in place for sexual assault survivors. “It isn’t fair that survivors have different rights,” she told Ms. Other felony crimes, such as murder cases, have their evidence boxes maintained indefinitely; convicted rapists also have the right to preserve the evidence kit for the duration of their time serving out a sentence. Nguyen heard from women in various states that their rape kits, too, had been destroyed prematurely; in other states, reports show that rape kits are left untested by the hundreds.
“The problem is that the Act applies only in federal sexual assault cases, and not in state cases where the vast majority of sexual assaults occur—that is, unless the individual state has passed the Act,” Adrienne Lawrence, a California attorney and victim advocate, told Ms. “Just 14 states have passed the Act so far, which means a number of sexual assault victims across the nation do not and will not have guaranteed rights. Failing to ensure survivors have adequate rights undermines the notion that our justice system is as committed to ending the crime of sexual assault as it is to ending other forms of crime. The Act is necessary because, in a number of states, victims are not informed about what will happen with their rape kits and the kits get destroyed, which basically destroys evidence of a crime and limits the victim’s ability to get justice.”
Luckily, the bipartisan Survivors’ Bill of Rights has faced little opposition when proposed in various legislative bodies; according to Nguyen, one of the largest hurdles to passing the legislation in the states has been ignorance. “People don’t understand how broken the system is for survivors,” Nguyen told the committee. During Tuesday’s committee meeting, she and Crews met with state legislators to impress the importance of proposing these Acts state-by-state. “Justice should not depend on geography,” Nguyen told lawmakers. “Bring these [laws] back to your communities.”
Cori Bratby-Rudd is an eclectic writer from the Bay Area. She graduated Cum Laude from UCLA’s Gender Studies department, and is a current MFA in Creative Writing at Cal Arts. Cori enjoys incorporating themes of emotional healing and social justice into her works. She is currently living in the Los Angeles area and has been published in UCLA’s FEM Newsmagazine, UCLA’s Westwind Journal of the Arts, Cornell’s Rainy Day Magazine, and she recently won the Editorial Choice Award for her research paper in Audeamus Academic Journal.
“Finally, every single character from the first issue of ‘Avengers’ is here on the big screen.” Watch this brand new featurette for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In theaters in two weeks. Get tickets: https://www.fandango.com/AntManAndTheWasp
With the FIFA 2018 World Cup underway, fans less familiar with international soccer may take a look at the score and wonder: Wait, who’s playing in this game?
In most cases, World Cup team names take their scoreboard acronyms, also known as FIFA codes, from the first three letters of their name in English. But there are a handful of exceptions. Here’s a complete list of the FIFA codes for all 32 teams competing in the 2018 World Cup, along with explanations when their origin isn’t immediately clear.
CRC: Costa Rica. Because Costa Rica’s name is two words long, the FIFA code takes the first letter from each word instead of the first three letters. The second “C” is from the “C” in “Rica.”
ISL: Iceland. In French, “Iceland” is spelled “Islande.” The FIFA Code refers to the French spelling.
IRN: Iran. The International Olympic Committee country code for Iran is “IRI,” which stands for “Islamic Republic of Iran.” The FIFA code removes the “a” from “Iran,” abbreviating the name to IRN, in line with the country codes set out by the International Organization for Standardization.
KOR: South Korea. FIFA refers to South Korea’s soccer team as the “Korea Republic national football team.” The team code is the first three letters of that name. North Korea’s FIFA code is “PRK” for “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” though only South Korea is playing in this year’s World Cup.
MAR: Morocco. The name refers to the French spelling of Morocco, Maroc.
NGA: Nigeria. The country code “NIG” belongs to Niger, so “NGA” is used to distinguish Nigeria.
KSA: Saudi Arabia. KSA stands for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
ESP: Spain. ESP comes from the French spelling for Spain, Espagne.
SUI: Switzerland. The FIFA abbreviation refers to the French spelling of Switzerland, Suisse.
Two weeks after its initial reveal, EA finally gave fans their first look at the game’s multiplayer mode. A pulse-pounding trailer showcased a massively improved new destruction engine, revealed a glimpse of its new moveable gunplacements in action, and illustrated exactly what fans can expect from the new player sliding and improved player maneuverability.
The big reveal from this segment, however, was the confirmation of a Battlefield V battle royale mode. While no footage was shown, the idea of a battle royale mode made by Battlefield developer DICE was exciting enough to elicit a cacophony of cheers from the conference room. Rumours had been circulating about this mode for some time, and with Call Of Duty confirming its own battle royale mode for Black Ops 4, it looks like the AAA battle royale war is very much now on.
It was then confirmed that there will be no loot boxes and no Premium Pass in Battlefield V. Our first look at the game’s story mode will debut at Xbox’s conference on Sunday.
FIFA 19 Gets Champion League Modes
For the first time in FIFA’s history, the prestigious European tournament Champions League is coming to FIFA 19. This famous footie tournament will get its very own authentic tournament mode, will be integrated into the career mode and into The Journey and of course, it will make its way to the ever-popular, Fifa Ultimate Team.
EA is Creating Its Own Netflix-style Game Streaming Service
EA is working on a Cloud-based game streaming service, made by a new EA team based out of Israel. Offering players the ability to stream games to their phone and attach their own controllers or play on a laptop, this surprise announcement certainly turned a few heads.
As long as you have a solid internet connection, the promise is that anyone will be able to easily stream an ever-expanding library of games. Its release is still a way off, but EA has stated that there is a testable build of the series at E3. Expect our impressions soon.
Madden’s coming back to PC
For the first time in a decade, Madden is coming back to PC. Revealed as part of its new subscription service, Origin Access premier, subscribers will have immediate access to 100 games from EA and other publishers.
They will also get early access to Madden 19, FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem. Curious? Well, you can give it a spin on PC with a free trial this weekend.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
It’s time to get excited Star Wars fans, as EA just announced a new single player Star Wars game. While no screens or clips were shown, during a casual conversation, the game’s producer revealed that Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be set between Episode III and IV. Hinting that players will be put in the shoes of a Sith, the game will be set while the Jedi are being hunted. That’s all we know so far, but with the game coming out holiday 2019, I’m sure we can expect to see more at next year’s E3.
Battlefront 2 Embraces the Clone Wars
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 may not have had the best year, but DICE is determined to win fans back. A brand new multiplayer sandbox mode will be coming to the game, tasking players with capturing command posts and taking out capital ships. This mode has yet to be given a name. The Clone Wars will be coming to the game too, with iconic prequel-era characters like General Grievous, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker finally making their way to Battlefront 2.
Unravel 2 Announced — And It’s Out Now
EA’s indie hit is back. The cutesy platformer is getting a sequel, and its out right now. This time the action focuses on co-op, offering more challenging platforming and puzzles. It can, of course, be played by a single player, allowing you to pick up the other player character and run across the environment. A live demo showcased some new fast-paced, danger-filled chase sections, with a bird chasing our poor yarn-based heroes.
If this looks like your thing, you can head online and download it right now.
EA Announced Another Intriguing New Indie, Sea Of Solitude
Continuing to invest in its EA Originals indie publishing initiative, EA revealed a striking-looking new indie game. Created by Berlin-based studio Jo-Mei, Sea Of Solitude is based on its creator’s own struggles with loneliness. While the specifics of the gameplay have yet to be ironed out, it looks to be a sea-based game telling an emotional story about how loneliness can turn people into monsters. Sporting a dark aesthetic and a mix of sailing, fleeing from monsters and platforming, its eye-catching aesthetic and unique themes could well make Sea Of Solitude a future indie classic.
Command and Conquer: Rivals
Beloved RTS franchise Command and Conquer is coming back, reborn as a mobile experience. Featuring fast-paced multiplayer strategy battles, the game’s alpha is playable now for Android gamers.
Anthem blends single-player story with co-op action
The game many were waiting for didn’t disappoint, getting the biggest showing of the conference. With a release date of February 22nd 2019 confirmed for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, we got both a longer look at Anthem’s gameplay and a proper explanation of the game from key players at Bioware.
The team confirmed that this isn’t an MMO, but something different. Here, Mass Effect style player choice is back, with players able to go back to their base and embark on offline reward gathering and interact with NPCs and influence the story. Out on missions, however, players will be able to bring three friends along for the ride.
Thanks to a world ravaged by natural disasters, players will have to traverse Anthem’s world in Iron-Man-esque suits known as javelins. There are four different javelins — ranger, colossus, interceptor and storm — and players are free to switch between them before missions.
Thanks to its strong focus on story, Bioware promised they wanted to keep this a world the players are invested in for years to come. The team will do this by continuously adding new stories missions and locations to the game after launch.
And that’s a wrap for EA at E3 2018! For more impressions on the games as we get to play them, keep it locked to FANDOM.
Summer can be a bummer when every activity has an entrance fee. If you are vacationing in an unfamiliar state, it is easy to get roped into costly tourist traps. Luckily, every state has plenty of fun, free things to do that could wind up being the most memorable parts of any trip. We’ve rounded up the best totally free things to do in each state, so your summer adventures don’t have to strain your wallet. Bob Vila : Trusted Home Renovation & Repair Expert
Here’s a random lifestyle question – do you make your bed every day? If there was a certain point in your life when you started making your bed, what was it (e.g., marriage, kids, in-home help like a nanny, or other)? Do you make your “full bed” every day (with a mountain of pillows) or just the basics? (Related questions: how often do you change your sheets? What’s the best purchase you’ve made for your bedroom, whether a specific mattress, a pillow, a favorite set of sheets, or something else?)
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Interestingly, there are arguments both for and against this — a Navy SEAL Commander has a very popular YouTube video on how making your bed can change the world (Business Insider; see also Esquire, NerdFitness) — but there are some science-y reasons not to do it because apparently it traps dust mites (Today Show,Huffington Post).
For my $ .02: I remember loudly declaiming the stupidity of making your bed every day in my youth, and may have even written a column on it for my middle or high school newspaper. What’s the point, I argued — it’s just going to get unmade at the end of the day. DUH. That attitude continued through a surprising number of one-room living situations like dorm rooms and so forth, where looking back I think, EWWW, and HOW MESSY and “really, Kat, you couldn’t just pull the sheets up?” The tipping point for me was law school, I think, when I had my small desk next to my bed, and I found that I really enjoyed using the extra space on the bed for organization whenever I was working at home — I found that it was a much better work surface if the bed was made. Once I got in the habit, I’ve continued it through the years and now 99% of mornings, as soon as I get out of bed I pull the sheets up and then head to the bathroom. But I will admit: I don’t do the “mountain of pillows,” although it’s such a pretty, relaxing look when our cleaning professionals do it when they change the sheets.
Best purchases we’ve made for the bed:linen sheets (we have Eileen Fisher, although I’ve heard great things about the Restoration Hardware or Brooklinen pairs) in summer, heavy weight flannel (6 oz is best!) for winter (Lands’ End, Eddie Bauer, Garnet Hill). I have a side-sleeping pillow I like, and my husband seems to like the cool-temperature sleeping pillowI got him on Amazon. Weirdest sheeting set we tried (which has since been given away to Goodwill so I’m going on memory here): a weird pair of solid beige sheets that I think were CoolMax ones from Bed Bath & Beyond that my husband and I have since started calling “granny panty sheets” because they were kind of silky and stretchy and beige and, well, like granny panties. (We really, really, really hated them, both because we would get tangled in them at night as well as because they were weird and silky.)
Over to you, readers — do you make your bed every day? When did you start? What’s been your best purchase for your bed?
There’s nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning to find a big surprise sale on Amazon that covers stuff you need. And if there’s one thing all of us need, it’s more digital storage. Amazon is running a big one-day sale on just about every type of digital storage you can imagine. From microSD cards and full-size SD cards, USB flash drives, Lightning flash drives for iPhones and iPads, and SSD drives. As an added bonus, there are even a couple GeForce graphics cards included in the sale.
You can shop Amazon’s full one-day digital storage sale right here, and you’ll find our picks for the best deals of the bunch below. We’ve also included a few more of Saturday’s best deals from elsewhere on Amazon today.
The best sunglasses don’t just make you look good, they protect your eyes from the harmful glare of the sun. This is our definitive list of the best men’s sunglasses brands, broken down by budget FashionBeans Full RSS Feed
To help celebrate the release of Deadpool 2, Walmart currently has a series of limited edition “photobombed” Deadpool Blu-ray covers in the U.S.
These exclusive Blu-ray covers are part of Fox Home Entertainment’s special Two Year Anniversary Blu-ray of Deadpool leading up to the release of the sequel later this week. You can check out all of the special covers in the slideshow below.
The full list of movies included in the promotion are:
If you’re a contractor, you probably don’t spend all that much time at your desk. In fact, you probably have to handle your office work from the seat of your car or a quiet corner of the jobsite most days.
That mobility is exactly what makes apps so powerful for modern home improvement professionals. The ability to handle a task over your smartphone or tablet gives you the power to take care of work right away, rather than swinging by the office after a long day on the job. The best apps take some of the administrative burden out of contracting and reduce the amount of manual labor and time you spend following up with stakeholders. Here are six of our favorites.
DEWALT Mobile Pro
Every construction professional knows the old builders’ proverb “measure twice, cut once.” But what about when you need to find the square footage of that pentagonal shower enclosure your newest client wants you to build? Manual measurements would have you running calculations all day in order to build estimates and order materials. The DEWALT Mobile Pro tool, however, helps you approximate area and volume calculations quickly and efficiently for a variety of different shapes. The app also gives you access to area, length, and volume conversions. Plus, it has additional features for estimating studs, drywall, and concrete studs. Those are the basic features, but you can additional trade-specific calculations for carpentry, concrete, business math, finish materials, trim work, landscaping, site work and more through in-app purchases. With this app, you no longer have to have aced geometry to run a successful contracting business!
The more moving parts you have going into a project, the more there are chances for problems. Large jobs require a great deal of detail-wrangling and project management. That’s where full-service tools like Fieldwire come in handy. This all-in-one construction management app has a built-in plan viewer so you can access blueprints on your tablet or smartphone and add notes and markups directly in the app. The paid plan allows you to import and manage unlimited plans and sync them with your Box or Dropbox account. On the management side of the equation, a set of task management features allow you to assign work to subs and teams and communicate priorities and schedules. Team members can use the app to report labor hours and manpower for more precise billing and estimates.
Photos are a great reference tool when working with clients through text or email. Your next appointment wants a kitchen remodel? No problem, just send a quick pic of the room. The only trouble is, it’s hard to keep track of measurements from photos alone—until now. Photo Measures allows you to easily add measurements to photos to create quick reference guides. Yes, you’ll still have to get out the tape measure here and there, but you won’t have to be a professional sketch artist to keep track of your plans.
Many contractors already see the value in aerial mapping and drone surveying. The issue comes when you try to get it done; hiring a professional drone data mapping company is time-consuming, especially if the results of your map will factor into bids or estimates. Luckily, drone software and technology is becoming affordable—and intuitive—enough for those of us without CAD experience to use. And that’s exactly where DroneDeploy comes in. Use the app with any DJI drone to capture live data and create 3D models from drone flights. The software features built-in measurement tools for instant site evaluations. Maps created in the application are compatible with BIM, CAD, and GIS softwares, and they can be easily shared with stakeholders for better and faster communication. Now that’s what we call innovation!
Payroll can get pretty complicated when you’re running a construction company. The T-Sheets app from Quickbooks gives teams a way to clock in and clock out and track their hours—even when they’re working on the jobsite. On the admin side, you can use the app to build schedules, track payrates, and set alerts for overtime. And of course, all the information in your account can be exported to popular payroll programs like Quickbooks, ADP, Xero and Sage.
You can’t be a remodeler without contracts—you are a “contractor,” after all—the word contracts is right there in the job title. But clients often drag their heels executing contracts when they have to print it out, sign it, scan it and send it back. An online contract signing application simplifies the process, and DocuSign is one of the most popular ones out there. Using the mobile app, you can save contract templates for similar projects, and send them and apply your signature all from your smartphone.
With these powerful apps in your pocket, you can bring the office with you wherever you go!
The fourth annual DragCon death-dropped its way into Los Angeles over the weekend, flooding the floors of the LA Convention Center with a sea of fabulous fashion and must-have merch.
It was a veritable paradise for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, with the opportunity to meet past contestants and catch hilarious references from the show around every corner. (Quite literally, in fact, since each row of the convention was named after a reference that only the Drag Race fandom would understand. See: Stacy Layne Lane.) Here are some of the moments from the three-day weekend that left Drag Race fans gagging.
Over 90 contestants from the reality show were in attendance, including every queen from Season 10. Fans had an opportunity to visit their favorite queens’ booths for a meet-and-greet session or see them strut their stuff while sashaying in between panels. Shangela brought her Game of Thrones references from All Stars 3 to life by dressing as Daenerys Targaryen, being carried in by her own version of the Unsullied.
DragCon is not only an opportunity for queens to meet their fans, it’s also a great way for them to make some cold, hard cash. Queens sell merchandise with their Drag Race catchphrases and made-up faces plastered all over them, and fans can’t get enough. But it’s wise to get in while you’re still hot. During Season 8, Naomi Smalls’ booth with Kim Chi had a line that wrapped around the convention center, but just two years later, it was a lot easier to get a pic with the long-legged queen. Who had one of the longest lines full of fans waiting to meet her? Well, it was Season 10 legend Miss Vanjie, of course. Get those cookies, honey!
Thorgy Thor was selling “Ugh. Jesus. Gross” shirts, in honor of her response to being eliminated on All Stars 3 and Bianca Del Rio made an appearance on Saturday, signing copies of her new book, Blame It On Bianca Del Rio.
Fans got to listen to their favorite Drag Race stars deliver pearls of wisdom and behind-the-scenes secrets at the dozens of panels that took place throughout the weekend. Although fan-favorite Katya announced earlier this year that she was taking a break from her drag persona, she showed up out of drag to give a DEB talk — a parody of the popular TED talks that delved into the Drag Entertainment Business.
For all the gaymers in attendance, there was a panel called Gay for Play: Queer Culture and Video Games, in which panelists discussed how growing up queer and being a gamer influenced their lives. Season 10 stunner Kameron Michaels was one of the panelists, and she dressed as Chun-Li from Street Fighter.
One of the best moments of DragCon always takes place at the end, when RuPaul delivers motherly advice during her Keynote speech. But what was everyone’s favorite moment of her speech this year? Well, it was a surprise appearance by Miss Vanjie, again! (Has a first-to-go-home loser ever been such a WINNER in all of Drag Race history??)
This National Trust property near Falmouth is a delight for younger visitors with a maze, sheltered beach, nature trails to explore and rope swings
Originally home to a wealthy Quaker family (the Foxes), these subtropical gardens sweep down through three valleys to a sheltered beach on the River Helford. Nature trails run through wild flowers and tree ferns, a miniature art gallery is tucked into an upturned boat and a tiny thatched schoolroom is still complete with blackboard tablets. In May the bluebell displays are a highlight. At every turn there is something unexpected to discover.
Mints over gum, period. They’re just chicer. These super-strong and sugar-free mints are perfect for any emergency.
For most of us, predicting what we may need in our purse every day is impossible. With early coffee dates and quick lunch meetings to post-work plans and beyond, we’re all leading a packed calendar. Since life can be so unpredictable, there are a few items that we think are essential to balancing all the surprises that come up in a busy day. From an unexpected meeting to a bad hair day, we’ve got you covered with some items that can help.
We’ve gathered a few purse essentials we feel can be a lifesaver to have in your handbag.These universal items are a great investment for anyone on the go. From cosmetics to mints, we’ve included the essentials that are helpful to have on hand for any situation that may arise. Keep reading to find out which “things” you should always have with you and shop our favorite everyday bags.
Dark circles are friends to no one. This product can remove dark circles in a matter of seconds by instantly illuminating skin with its Luminocaptide Complex inside.
No matter where you live, the dry winter months are sure to take a toll on your skin. Having this essential on hand will give your skin a constant glow. Avoid dry, cracked skin with our favorite Kai by Gaye Straza Hand Cream ($ 19).
A personal favorite of mine for any occasion, all natural Fresh products are perfect for protecting your skin and lips. Keep those lips soft with Fresh’s Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment ($ 25).
Perfect for on-the-go days when there’s no time to touch up your makeup, say goodbye to an oily forehead with Boscia Blotting Linens ($ 10).
This Marc Jacobs Beauty option comes in many colors and has amazing reviews, making it the perfect go-to lipstick.
Described as a “bold, addictive blend of violet, sensual sandalwood, and rich vanilla,” this scent is perfect to accent any look.
Even if you don’t need it, at least be the friend who always has a spare hair tie. Being one of Nordstrom’s highest-rated hair ties, this option causes less damage than standard hair ties.
Perfect for driving or running around the city, these Le Specs glasses add an interesting twist to a classic look.
There’s nothing worse than an unexpected jagged nail. This four-way nail file is perfect for any nail emergency.
Sure, they might end up at the bottom of your purse, but they will come in handy when you need them most.
Freshen up your face with a long-lasting sheer powder. Perfect to maintain a smooth foundation every day, we love Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder ($ 37).
I’ve taken a look back at the entirety of the big screen Marvel Cinematic Universe and as you will see below and on the next few pages, ranked them from worst to best. Read on, and hit the comments section with your own rankings!
Spoiler-free: This Avengers: Infinity War review will not contain specific plot spoilers, but it will cover the film’s themes, characters, and expectations.
For the last 10 years, Marvel has been building to this one storyline: Thanos’ quest for the Infinity Gems. While Thanos‘ presence has been felt in many films, including the first Avengers, this is truly his grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
As for Earth’s and the Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes, everyone has a role to play. Whether they’re holding back Ebony Maw, Proxima Midnight, or Thanos himself, each Guardian, each Avenger, and each hero in this film has something powerful to do. As for who lives and who dies, while we won’t be covering that here, we can say this: the stakes are real and certain characters will not be coming back.
Grab your tissues, your shields, and your best pop culture references and let’s dive into this non-spoiler review for Avengers: Infinity War.
The Emotional Moments Hit Home
If Marvel has proved anything in the last ten years, it’s that each of their characters can hold their own in stand alone films. This was how the Marvel Universe was built. Tony Stark led the charge by saying “I am Iron Man” at the end of Iron Man. But, as Nick Fury said, Tony Stark and all the other characters in this film have “become part of a larger universe.”
These relationships have meaning and in Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos will tear them apart.It would be easy to say, “bring tissues because X dies…” but that’s not quite the case here. Bring the tissues because characters that love each other, whether it’s the “unspoken” love between Star-Lord and Gamora or the love that has been blossoming between Wanda and Vision, this love is tested and tested HARD.
Marvel’s Funniest Film to Date
In the midst of this testing, Marvel never fails to land a good joke. The audience in the theater was howling during certain scenes, howling as loud as audiences might have done the first time Star-Lord called Kevin Bacon a hero in the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
Right away the film kicks in the humor. One minute you could be crying and the next you could be laughing. That’s how well Marvel has figured out their storytelling. Peter Parker delivers a lot of these laughs, especially with his never ending movie and pop culture references. Doctor Strange delivers a lot of dry humor, especially when he meets Tony Stark for the first time. And, as always, the Guardians deliver huge laughs. Especially Rocket, who has some fantastic moments with Thor.
When looking at a film like this, it’s hard not to think of other superhero films that have come before. While it would be easy to compare this to Justice League or even the first Avengers, nothing even comes close to Infinity War. The only film that has ever achieved this combination of storytelling, set pieces, stunts, action, and battles is Return of the King.
Return of the King, while only the third film in the Lord of the Rings franchise (Infinity War is 19th, if we’re counting), gave audiences the biggest on screen battle they have ever seen. It also divided its key cast, sending Frodo into Mordor, Aragorn into the Dead City, Gandalf to the White Tower of Gondor and Merry and Pippin to both sides of the great battle.
In Infinity War, multiple storylines take place at once, all over the galaxy. Each new planet the film visits is breathtaking and the final battle in Wakanda is definitely on the scale of the final battle in Return of the King. In terms of visual effects, the film fires on all pistons. Planets, aliens, battles, Tony’s new Iron Man suit, the Iron Spider suit Peter wears, Doctor Strange and Wong‘s mystical powers, even the gems themselves look gorgeous and incredibly detailed. Every scene, every effect, every choice pays off.
Is Avengers: Infinity War Good?
Yes. It’s really good. Good is actually an understatement considering everything that Marvel accomplished in this film. And here’s the crazy thing, Infinity War is only PART ONE of a two-part story. That’s right, the end of Infinity War is the BIGGEST CLIFFHANGER in cinematic history. While the film does come to a very specific ending, it sets up the entire plot of Avengers 4.
Don’t Miss the Cameos
There are some great cameos in this film! While Stan Lee is always a friendly face to see on film, another character from the Marvel Universe does make his or her return. No spoilers, but the audience made such an audible gasp when this person came on screen it was amazing. Also, the film does answer three of the biggest questions everyone is asking:
“Where is the Soul Gem?”
“Where is Hawkeye?”
“Is there a post-credit scene?”
You will find out all of these answers and more when the film opens later this week! As for the post-credit scene, a true Marvel fan always stays until the end credits.
Avengers: Infinity War opens worldwide on April 27, 2018.
Every state in the union has produced some of the most wildly successful people on the planet—living and dead. A new infographic from How Much, a cost information website, maps the richest people of all time from every state.
The below excerpt is re-published with permission from How Much:
Mapping the Richest People of All Time from Every State
The U.S. is home to more billionaires than any other country in the world, but you might be surprised to learn that there are 7 states that haven’t produced a single billionaire. In fact, ranking the richest people of all time from every state reveals extremely wide differences in wealth.
How do you figure out the net worth of the richest individual of all time? We found our data thanks to Forbes, which did much of the number crunching for us. A lot of the richest people ever have long since died, meaning we had to adjust numbers for inflation to fairly compare it to today. We then color-coded each state to represent the range of its most successful citizen, and we added a picture of the millionaire or billionaire in question.
Top 10 States with the Wealthiest People of all Time
1. New York: John D. Rockefeller, $ 257.25B
2. Oklahoma: Sam Walton, $ 171.55B
3. New Mexico: Jeff Bezos, $ 116.57B
4. Pennsylvania: Richard Mellon Scaife, $ 104.73B
5. Washington: Bill Gates, $ 90.54B
6. Nebraska: Warren Buffett, $ 90.44B
7. Massachusetts: Marshall Field, $ 76.26B
8. Michigan: Henry Ford, $ 68.33B
9. Illinois: Larry Ellison, $ 56.76B
10. Maryland: Sergey Brin, $ 53.32B
Our map reveals several interesting trends about the richest person from every state. First off, almost every person on the map is a man, although there are a few exceptions. Anita Zucker is the wealthiest of the 3 women with a personal fortune of $ 3.83B. At the very upper end of the spectrum, only four people cross the $ 100B mark, with nobody coming anywhere close to John D. Rockefeller at the very top ($ 257.25B). That’s the kind of money that lets you establish permanent multi-generational foundations long into the future.
Maroney discussed Nassar’s alleged pattern of abuse during an interview that aired Wednesday on the Today show. She said Nassar first molested her during an appointment when she was 13, and added the abuse continued “every time I saw him,” spanning hundreds of appointments over multiple years.
“He said that nobody would understand this and the sacrifice that it takes to get to the Olympics, so you can’t tell people this,” Maroney, now 22, told anchor Savannah Guthrie. “He didn’t say it in a way that was mean or anything like that. I actually was like, ‘That makes sense, I don’t want to tell anybody about this.’ And I didn’t believe that they would understand.”
Maroney, who won a team gold medal and an individual silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, has also been outspoken in her criticism of USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, where Nassar was employed, arguing they did not do enough to protect their athletes. Teammate Aly Raisman has also spoken out publicly and repeatedly against USA Gymnastics.
There’s a new denim brand in town that’s changing the jean shopping game for long-legged women—and it goes by the name Midheaven.
We had a chance to chat with Kathryn Brolin, founder and CEO of Midheaven, asking her about everything from what drove her to create a denim band specifically catered to tall women to her best tips on how to choose the right pair of jeans.
Brolin, who is 5’11”, shared with us that she, much like many who have an above than average height, found it very difficult to find fashion-forward jeans that had the right length.
“As an adult I would see various denim lines doing one or two specific styles for taller women, but for years I waited for brand that catered specifically to tall women: a brand that produced styles that were on trend, sexy, fun, and made you feel like they were made especially for you,” she explained. So she made it her goal to fill this hole in the denim marketplace—and achieve this she did.
Currently, Midheaven offers four different jeans—a flare and three skinnies of different washes—available with inseams that range from 33” to 38”, depending on the style. Another important thing worth mentioning? The jeans are very eco-friendly. As Brolin explains of their sustainability factor, “Our fabric comes from the greenest denim mill in the world, with 40% of its cotton being sourced from the Better Cotton Initiative, [and] all of the waste products from its spinning, warping, and dying departments are recycled.”
As for her tips on how to find the perfect pair of jeans? Simple. “I think the best thing to do is chose your jeans based on your lifestyle,” she told us. Now, read on to shop the four jeans styles currently available on Midheaven.
One of the greatest joys of Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has been Count Olaf’s disguises. It’s the first time we’ve seen the nefarious actor’s extensive array of costumes brought to life on screen, and some serious attention to detail has made them a standout part of the series. Alongside Neil Patrick Harris’s sublime performance as the evil guardian intent on getting his hands on the Baudelaire fortune, of course.
Season 1 brought us the bearded Stephano and fishy Captain Sham but in Season 2, Olaf’s costumes have stepped up a gear. They’re dirtier, more degraded and infinitely more inventive. FANDOM spoke to series costume designer Cynthia Summers, who filled us in on what it took to bring Olaf’s legendary looks to the screen, and helped us compile this definitive ranking of Olaf’s S2 disguises.
5. Doctor Medicalschool
Doctor Mattathias Medicalschool might have the most ridiculously transparent name of all of Count Olaf’s personas – but his costume is the most practically convincing. Adopting the guise for episodes 7 and 8, which adapts the eighth book in Daniel Handler — aka Lemony Snicket’s — series of novels, The Hostile Hospital, Medicalschool marks Olaf’s latest attempt to dupe anyone who matters, and get his hands on the Baudelaire children, heirs to their parents’ fortune. Here, Olaf is attempting to pass himself off as the doctor in charge of the hospital.
Summers: “We used a faux leather strapping around his neck and his wrists to evoke a straightjacket, or something that’s very binding and a little bit maniacal. [It’s] just dark, because what doctor wears leather into the operating room? The front of his white outfit is obviously dirty; it’s never been cleaned. Our idea was that when they first drive up, there is this laundry truck outside the hospital and the idea is that they got all their disguises from the dirty laundry truck.
“A lot of the yellow that’s on it is pus. We didn’t want to have a lot of blood because we didn’t want to be super obvious and gory. So there’s no real blood. There’s some brown spots but we didn’t want red. So we went for yellow — the pussy, crusty sort of thing, which is more disgusting, as opposed to red-blood gory.
“We had a headpiece, the giant period magnifying glass on the front. That is partially to hide the unibrow and also to give a period vibe to it. You’ll notice too with him and his henchpeople, with some costumes and in particular this one, if you look farther down, Olaf has a base layer that doesn’t always come off. It’s that terrible, awful suit he wears all the time with that really disgustingly dirty and hole-ridden Henley he wears underneath. So if you look further down past the bottom of his operating gown you’ll see those trousers and his really funny pointy shoes with his too-short trousers underneath.”
Olaf becomes Gunther, an auctioneer who teams up with Lucy Punch’s well-to-do Esmé Squalor, in The Ersatz Elevator. It’s the sixth book and is told across Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 2. Set in a New York-inspired city, Olaf needs to fit in with the upscale, fashion-obsessed world that Esmé inhabits and so Gunther is Olaf’s cleanest, most pulled-together look of the entire series.
Summers: “Gunther comes in [wearing] a paisley smoking jacket with jeans and crazy over-the-knee boots. Then Esmé gets her hands on him and we see him next in a pinstripe tailcoat suit. Neil’s hand on that was definitely the glasses. He wears a lot of glasses this season — it’s one way Olaf can disguise that eyebrow and that giant forehead he has.
“The gloves I had for Gunther originally were much more bejeweled; they were more like a Michael Jackson glove. But Neil totally toned that down. You’ll notice his nails are terrible all the time, so he asked for fingerless gloves. The over-the-knee boots were actually thigh high boots cut down. But that was mostly because of all the action and the dancing he had to do in that costume.
“There’s a nod to Karl Lagerfeld, obviously. As Season 2 goes along, it becomes more evident that Olaf and the troupe carry a trunk full of disguises. A lot of the reason that the disguises are so filthy and awful is because he’s a filthy awful person. All his disguises he’s stolen from theatres, or along the way, and just shoved everything into this Pandora’s box of costumes and disguises. So that speaks to why the costumes come out looking really shabby to begin with. And then just get worse.”
3. Coach Genghis
Coach Genghis is the first disguise Olaf takes on in Season 2, in The Austere Academy, and it’s his attempt to become the replacement gym teacher at the school, following the previous coach’s disappearance.
Summers: “He steals his costume from the coach, who is a woman and a much different size than Olaf. That spoke to the fit of the tracksuit. It’s too small: the sleeves are too small, the pant legs are too short. All because it wasn’t meant for him.
“The first idea was a nylon tracksuit, something maybe more typical. But because Olaf is such a slimy guy and a creepy character it just seemed so right that he would have a velour tracksuit. And of course, he stole it off a woman that he, in essence, knocked out and perhaps killed. And the turban just becomes a part of his disguise. He sees one of the fabric pendants of the Academy and he wraps his head and makes it a turban. He’s got to cover up that eyebrow and that was the best he could come up with.
“[Neil] fashioned himself after [motivational speaker Tony Robbins], as far as he’s always got his microphone on over his ear. His sneakers have wings on them and that sort of went with the 1980s velour hip-hop tracksuit vibe that we brought into it. We did have some gold chains on him for a heartbeat but then that went away because he got that really terrible whistle.
“[His costume] is also filthy. He’s always filthy and the Academy is decrepit, the adults in it are decrepit because they’re a fixture in the Academy. They’ve been there forever — except for the librarian who is new.”
The closing episodes of Season 2 cover the ninth book in the series, The Carniverous Carnival. In it, Olaf becomes a ringmaster.
Summers: “The ringmaster was difficult only in that American Horror Story had featured a carnival and The Greatest Showman was shooting at the same time that we were getting ready to do this book. So I really wanted to do something that wasn’t a traditional red carnival outfit.
“So we went with white [for the carnival suit], a little more traditional pinstripe blue, light blue, almost a seersucker pant and his white top hat. His striped vest matches the tenting at the circus.
“He’s not wearing glasses in this episode, but a hat to cover that monobrow. And white boots instead of black boots. They lace up at the front, they’re patterned and very pointy – they’re a little different in style for the era. Which fit really well with our timeless era. The inside of Olaf’s great coat is a starburst of yellow and red. Which ties in with our tenting, which also ties in with the vest. It was an incredibly labour-intensive costume but I think it was a really wonderful, dramatic way to end Season 2.”
1. Detective Dupin
In The Vile Village – tackled in Episodes 5 and 6 of the series – Olaf takes on the guise of a scatting detective. And it takes the number one spot on our list.
Summers: “It was not my favourite disguise for all of the month leading up to four days before camera. Detective Dupin is a scat-singing jazz detective in Vile Village which is a western-style, creepy kind of cultish town, with no kids. And Esmé, of course, who is posing as a detective as well. It was really hard to marry all of that with a look. And to have him look unique but not like he didn’t belong.
“That outfit had three renditions before we finally settled on what you see. We decided to lean on the late 1960s and early ‘70s really hard, and that sort of BeeGees [look], and even a little bit of The Beatles. His pants are really 1970s, above the waist, too tight in the crotch with a bell bottom and a white belt, although you can hardly tell because it’s so filthy. And then a super low-cut satin shirt with a really cropped purple leather jacket and inappropriate gold necklace. Then the jazz pork pie hat. He also had some really great 1970s Easy Rider-style sunglasses.
“It was a nail-biting experience for me. But when he stepped onto set in the morning – with the way he speaks and his toothpick, and his cocked hip and his way-too-tight pants — I was just like: ‘Detective Dupin in the flesh!’ It was a cheering and clapping moment because everyone knew we were down to the twelfth hour on this costume. Then we had to hurry up and make five more of them for the photo doubles and stunt doubles. That may be my favourite [of all the disguises].”
A Series of Unfortunate Events is available now on Netflix.
Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty
When you’re going through puberty, a lot is happening with your body. Your hormones throw off your emotional mojo, your breasts are growing, and all of the sudden, hair is everywhere. And thanks to mom, sex ed, or your doctor, you may be well-informed about the basics of hair growth during puberty.
But what if you notice something seemingly uncommon — like hair growth around nipples. Is this normal? Or what if your hair down there begins creeping up your navel? You might still have a lot of questions that you find too embarrassing to bring up with an adult. So, to help, we did the asking for you.
Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about, it’s really important that you ask your doctor puberty-related questions. That’s what they’re there for, after all! And besides, puberty is something we all go through, so chances are, you’re not the first person to ask.
But, for now, let’s dive into some of the basic questions you may have about hair popping up all over.
1. A small amount of breast hair is completely normal.
Just like our arms, legs, and pretty much our entire body, our breasts and nipples have hair follicles within the skin. Dr. Gersh told HelloGiggles,
“There can normally be a few scattered hairs around the nipples, which some don’t recognize as within normal limits. Concern over excessive hair should always be checked out.”
According to Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice! forum, excess female nipple or breast hair can be a symptom of hormonal fluctuation or even an overproduction of male-linked hormones. Excess hair growth can also be a warning sign of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushing’s Syndrome, or a thyroid problem. So, as Dr. Gersh noted, if you’re concerned about the amount of breast hair around your nipples, make an appointment with your doctor to get things checked out.
But, if there are just a few hairs here and there around your nipples, Dr. Gersh says plucking them or trimming them short is perfectly fine.
2. Hello, armpit and leg hair.
“Adults’ sexual hair in females is also axillary (under the arms), and of course there is darker and thicker hair growth on the legs,” Dr. Gersh told us, but you may have already found that out for yourself.
Armpit and leg hair may be the most embarrassing hair to emerge from puberty solely because it’s the only hair growth that gets exposed to the public, and your peers. But armpit and leg hair isn’t something you should ever be ashamed of. Some women even flaunt it by growing their armpit hair long and dying it funky colors:
If you wish to remove your armpit or leg hair, shaving is probably the best option. Dr. Gersh recommends to “generously moisturize the skin before and after shaving and use a high quality razor.”
3. And hello to you too, pubic hair.
At the beginning of puberty, you’ll notice that hair will start to grow around your genital region. This is pubic hair and it will turn into a full bush soon enough.
Dr. Gersh said that pubic hair usually covers, “all of the labia majora to the inner surface of the thighs and up to the pubic bone-roughly shaped like a triangle.”
If you begin to notice that your pubic hair is growing upwards towards the navel and/or further downwards, reaching the front of the thighs, you should call your doctor. Too much pubic hair could be a sign that your body is producing too much of the male sex hormone Androgen. An influx of pubic hair can also be a symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), so it’s important to recognize the warning signs and get checked out to make sure everything is copasetic.
4. Some hair growth is not normal for puberty.
Don’t be so quick to use puberty as an excuse for all the hair growth you begin to notice. Dr. Gersh told us that there shouldn’t be any hair growth going on on the face, back, or chest, “though some ethnic groups do have some mild facial hair on women.”
If hair pops up where it shouldn’t, get to your doctor’s office to see what’s going on. It could be nothing, or it could be a sign that your hormones aren’t doing what they should be doing. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Armpit, leg, and pubic hair is natural and totally normal. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it around if you aren’t keen with a razor, or if you just want be au naturale. And remember, don’t hesitate to approach your doctor with any questions you may have about things going on with your body.
Two of our favorite things about living in 2017 are subscription services (Netflix, how did we survive without you?) and the ability to get just about anything delivered to our doorsteps with a few taps: tacos, transportation, and even a new outfit for the weekend.
Combine the two and you get the brilliance of clothing subscription boxes: scheduled deliveries of clothes, shoes, and accessories that make it easy to refresh your wardrobe without too much commitment or time spent browsing seemingly endless e-commerce options (ideal for those disinclined—or just too damn busy—to go shopping too often).
With the imminent entry of Amazon Prime Wardrobe into the already crowded space, we thought it was about time we took a look at some of the most successful offerings on the market catering to women of all ages, sizes, and styles. Below, compare five fashion subscription services (some of which offer one-off boxes) and see which one is the right fit for you.
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As every college girl knows, leggings are a wardrobe staple, but they’re not one of those one-pair-fits-all basics. We narrowed the vast array of the staple down to five different types of leggings that are appropriate for everything a college student’s life entails. Within this five-piece legging wardrobe, there are options you can exercise in, wear out at night, throw on for class, and even dress up for your internship. And luckily, brands are stocking more leggings than ever these days, so finding your perfect pair shouldn’t be difficult.
Even though the comfy activewear trend reigns supreme among millennials, gone are the days when wearing pajamas to class was the norm. College fashion girls want to look polished and cool wherever they go, and we couldn’t think of a better way to achieve both polish and comfort than with leggings. That said, keep scrolling to find out the five types of leggings every college girl should own, and shop our picks.
Cover up during cold-weather workouts with a sleek pair of full-length leggings.
Consider your collegiate legging wardrobe complete.
These stylish fashion girl–approved options will be your saviors for busy days of classes, long study sessions, and exam weeks.
Leather leggings, whether genuine or faux, will be your go-to for nights out.
Full-length leggings can feel a bit suffocating for warm-weather workouts, so be sure to have a cropped pair on hand.
These trouser-legging hybrids are the best type of leggings to wear to an internship, a first date, or even a job interview.
After a series of major upsets in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament, not a single March Madness bracket remains un-busted. The final dagger in the heart of the hopeful was the 16th-seeded University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s (UMBC) shocking win over The University of Virginia on Friday.
The NCAA announced Sunday that the UMBC win killed the 25 remaining perfect brackets filed online to a variety of platforms. Millions of brackets were submitted online to services such as Walt Disney, ESPN and Bleacher Report at the start of the tournament, and of the 25 left, all had earmarked Virginia as winners in their UMBC game.
Virginia was a favorite among the 68 March Madness teams this year. The team’s loss to UMBC marked the first time a 1-seed has lost to a 16-seed in the opening round, ESPN reports.
The UMBC upset also ruled out any overall winner for this year’s Warren Buffett’sBerkshire Hathaway contest, which offers $ 1 million-a-year for life (and $ 2 million should home-state teams Creighton or Nebraska win, MarketWatch reports) for any of Buffet’s employees who correctly predicts all the winners for the first two rounds during March Madness. The competition was launched in 2014 and was originally open to the public.
Sunday also saw further upsets, as the University of North Carolina, the defending champions, failed to make it to the Sweet 16.
Depending on your line of work, getting your portrait taken can be a necessary factor of landing a major job or role. And of course when the time comes to update your photo, it can be a daunting task to decide what to wear for your headshots.
Anyone who had to decide what to wear for their school photos remembers how stressful getting dressed for portraits can be. From ensuring not to date yourself with the trends of today to portraying the specific message you want to send to future onlookers, there are lots of little worries that could come up. Which is why we tapped photographer Heather Hooton to provide her professional input for the best things to wear to land the job.
First, determine what your photos will be used for and who your audience is. “If it’s for a corporate job where you’ll be in charge of a lot of people, opt for a blazer or a structured top. If it’s a creative job where you’ll be communicating with a lot of clients, try a more flowy or open blouse,” Hooton tells us. She also shares that it’s important not to date yourself with trending statement pieces, as you’ll ideally be using these photos for years. “Choose classic pieces with a modern flair.”
Hooton also emphasizes the importance of keeping your ensemble simple. “The key is to not distract from your face, so avoid loud patterns,” she says. “The safest bet is a solid color, but if you’re really a print girl, a smaller or subtler pattern. With that in mind, you can still get creative. Hooton suggests that if you’re hoping for a promotion, incorporate your company’s colors into your outfit. Finally, add more depth to your photo with a necklace or two.
Whether you’ve got a big audition coming up, or you’re gearing up for a major promotion, shop some of our favorite portrait-ready pieces that will help you succeed in any role.
Let these pieces help you stand out, no matter what you’re aiming for.
The field is officially set. You’re familiar with some teams and don’t know as much about some others. We’re here to give you the rundown of all 68 teams in this NCAA tournament. www.espn.com – TOP
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While we often make our investments in a pair of quality shoes, curating pieces for our living spaces is just as important to making any house or apartment a home. And if you appreciate style as much as we do, than fashion coffee table books are one of the best ways to make our tabletops worthy of an Instagram flat lay or two.
Whether it’s one of the major luxury design labels or an under-the-radar brand, every fashion lover has her favorites, and that appreciation goes far beyond beautiful clothes, shoes and accessories. Oftentimes, it’s how they’re captured, whether it’s through an editorial shoot, an archive of behind-the-scenes moments, or a brand’s history. With a fashion title, you can have all of this and more bound into a beautiful quality book. Let them be a decorative part of your table, or page through them whenever you find yourself in need of inspiration.
If you aren’t sure which titles to invest in first, we found some of the best ones for any fashion girl’s home to get you started. Check them out now.
Start building your collection with these, and then you’ll be a fashion book connoisseur in no time.
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Another Marvel movie is a huge hit at the box office. But this one is a bigger deal than usual. Black Panther opened over the President's Day weekend to the tune of $ 235 million. That's not an unprecedented figure, but the four-day take amounts to a whole lot of records broken, milestones reached and other feats accomplished for the superhero release. Below we detail every one of its achievements, including a couple that aren't financial in nature.
From the Empire State Building to the Grand Canyon, America has countless iconic sites within its borders. Gain a greater appreciation for our nation’s history, natural beauty, and architectural wonders by visiting these 15 destinations right here in our 50 states. Bob Vila : Trusted Home Renovation & Repair Expert
On Saturday, all eyes were on Burberry as the company’s final collection under Christopher Bailey’s tenure debuted in London. Bailey, who announced his departure from the British heritage brand back in October, celebrated his 17-year reign by giving the iconic Burberry check a bright makeover: As a …
Something has to change for Michael Crabtree in Oakland. Will Jon Gruden be enough, or would the receiver be better off elsewhere? NFL Nation reporters identify players and teams who should part ways. www.espn.com – NFL
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Sometimes the hardest part of cleaning is knowing which product you can trust to get the job done right. That’s why we asked Carolyn Forte, director of the Good Housekeeping Institute Cleaning Lab, what she recommends for every sticky, slimy, and, ahem, messy situation you might encounter.
What can you expect from every team at the deadline? Matthew Coller reviews each team’s salary-cap space and player movement clauses and answers their biggest question for the Feb. 26 deadline. www.espn.com – NHL
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