• Wedding

    Sudden Afghanistan deployment amid Taliban takeover forces change in Michigan wedding plans

    The best man chair at a Michigan wedding will be empty next weekend in a stark sign of how the hasty U.S. military deployment to Afghanistan is having real-life impacts on families across the nation.  Instead of the planned best man speech on Aug. 28,  groom Robert Perry will use that time to offer a nontraditional wedding toast to honor the service of his deployed Army brother and others who have sacrificed so much to protect and serve the United States.  Perry said he’ll explain to his wedding crowd of roughly 95 guests in Petoskey, Michigan, why the chair next  

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  • Shopping

    Find out why this baby can’t stop laughing while shopping with mom

    There were reasons to smile this week. Here were just a few of them: At one Tennessee university, rush was more inclusive this year For the first time, members of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s FUTURE program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities were invited to participate in sorority recruitment. UTK’s FUTURE Program Director Emma Burgin noted that this kind of inclusion is not just good for her students, but for the sororities too. “The person with the disability is not the one that is broken,” she said. “It’s actually everything around them that needs to be fixed. If  

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  • Skin care

    Review: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Launches New Beauty Brand Rose Inc.

    The formulators also included a few synthetic ingredients (which, as our skin-care glossary shows, are totally safe) to create balanced formulas that Rose Inc. says are noncomedogenic. If that’s not enough to convince you to check this line out, the collection also comes in refillable packaging made of glass, sugarcane-based plastics, and 30 percent hemp-based cartons. As far as price goes, the products range from $18 to $72. Rose Inc Skin Resolution Clean Exfoliating Acid Toner Rose Inc Radiant Reveal Clean Brightening Vitamin C Serum I had the pleasure of testing out early to share my honest thoughts (work perks,  

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  • Fashion

    15 Vogue Editors Share the One Item That Receives the Most Compliments

    I talk about my Chopova Lowena skirts a lot, but they warrant it! The carabiner-clipped skirts are so dramatic that I am routinely stopped by strangers on the street who ask where I get them. A man once joined my outdoor dining table to ask where he could get one for his daughter! Walking around in 10 meters of taffeta is practically a beacon to talk to me. It’s been a nice form of connection during these weird, disconnected times. Chopova Lowena black and red keyring midi-skirt Charlotte Diamond, Associate Fashion Editor My K Kane gold chain letter necklace is  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    Appreciate Other Women’s Beauty Without Undermining Yours

    Appreciate other women’s beauty. A woman is beautiful if she is fairer, thinner and more attractive than other women. Beauty in our society is always understood in terms of comparison. Beauty is not defined by the woman herself but by the narrow patriarchal standards. This is the reason why women are pitched against each other to meet the patriarchal beauty standards. But why can’t beauty be subjective? An attribute defined by women themselves? Why can’t women appreciate other woman’s beauty without undermining their own? How beauty determines a woman’s fate in patriarchal society In our society, a woman’s beauty is  

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  • Wedding

    Popular Wedding Trends for This Year According to Wedding Planner

    As a wedding planner, I see the new ceremony and reception trends pop up every year.  There’s been a rise of whimsical garden weddings, complete with fairy lights and greenery. QR codes and disposable cameras are popping up at more receptions.  Loading Something is loading. I’ve been a wedding planner for the last four years, so I’m familiar with the fads that come and go for ceremonies and receptions. Read on for the top wedding trends I think we’ll be seeing more of this year.  Silk slip dresses are trendy right now, so expect to see them on bridesmaids I  

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  • Jewelry

    19 best Amazon jewelry picks for every budget in 2021

    The right accessories can take any outfit to the next level. Whether it’s a pair of earrings that add a pop of color or a necklace to add another layer to your look, jewelry is an easy way to make the most out of your wardrobe. The best part about jewelry is that, between costume rings and necklaces, handmade bracelets and anklets and splurge-worthy options across the spectrum, there’s something for everyone at every price point. It can be easy to get consumed in the search with so many choices out there, so we rounded up a few of the  

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  • Shopping

    The Best Home Finds from Macy’s Ultimate Shopping Event 2021

    We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling online or walking through a store, and you think to yourself, I wish I could buy… (insert luxury item here). Maybe it’s Egyptian cotton sheets. Or proper flatware for a dinner party. Maybe it’s that skillet set you know would level up your gourmet game. Well, we’re here to tell you that these luxe items aren’t as far out of reach as you think, especially when they’re deeply discounted through Macy’s Ultimate Shopping Event, which is  

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  • Skin care

    Retinol benefits: Does it work for your skin?

    CNN —   Skin care might be a science — but it varies so widely for everyone that it’s often hard to figure out what works for you without some trial and error. But there are a few widely accepted, almost universal skin care truths: stay out of the sun, drink plenty of water and start using retinol. Even if your goal isn’t to look a decade or two younger, wrinkle-fighting retinol can work wonders for keeping your skin healthy, even-toned, plump and clear. In fact, it’s known as a miracle ingredient among dermatologists, many of whom we spoke to  

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