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13 Feb

Public School Gets Political, Throws Some Shade At Trump At Fall 2017 Show

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Given the current state of affairs in our country, it was inevitable that this New York Fashion Week would get political. So far we've seen street style stars in statement-making pieces–from Dior's Feminist t-shirt to jackets reading "No Walls Between Us" and the takeover of CFDA's "Fashion Stands With Planned Parenthood" pins–but today, Public School used its Fall 2017 collection to send a strong political message on the runway. Creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne debuted a collection that wasn't afraid to challenge the sentiments of President Trump's administration. Trump's infamous "MAGA" slogan was redesigned as "Make America New York" and sweatshirts reading "We Need Leaders" walked the runway while a new version of "This Land is Your Land" played...
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3 Feb

The Secret Meaning Behind Beyoncé ‘s Pregnancy Photo Shoot

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Nothing Beyoncé does is by accident. Every album release, photograph and interview is carefully orchestrated. So, when she posted a photograph on Instagram this week announcing that she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins, the world began analyzing each detail.
The vibrant portrait and the rest of the photoshoot, reportedly art directed by Los Angeles-based multimedia artist Awol Erizku, are chock-full of maternal and religious symbolism just begging to be interpreted.

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. - The Carters
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"Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement photos...
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1 Feb

Sexist Dress Codes Declared Unlawful in the U.K.

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In December 2015, Nicola Thorp was told by a temp supervisor that she'd have to leave work without pay for wearing sturdy flats instead of stilettos. She could come back if she went out and bought heels (with her own money) that were at least 2 inches high. Understandably fed up, the London-based temp receptionist and actress started a petition asking Parliament to make companies face consequences for their sexist dress codes. The petition went viral and garnered over 152,000 signatures.

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Parliament then launched an inquiry that uncovered just how many women were affected by similar workplace regulations (hint: most of them). Parliament's Chair of the Petitions Committee, Helen Jones, told the BBC of the survey...
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1 Feb

5 Romance Movies Streaming on Netflix in February

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February is keeping up on its reputation for being the month of love — and it has Netflix to thank. Check out the great range of romantic comedies and lustful dramas the streaming service has in store. We can't wait to binge-watch all of these movies!

1.Magic Mike

Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, and Adam Rodriguez all take their clothes off. Need I say anything more?

When it's available: Feb. 1

2.Corpse Bride

This Tim Burton film is about a dead bride who is in love with a man who's alive. The one problem is that he's already engaged to be married.

When it's available: Feb. 1

3.Twilight Watch the first movie of this franchise about a vampire who falls...
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1 Feb

The Artist Creating Barragán’s Bright Buildings in Miniature

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Miniature prison cells, empty suburban homes, looming archways, vacant corridors: New York-based artist James Casebere has long been preoccupied with abandoned spaces, which he recreates in miniature on a table-top and then photographs for posterity in a neat inversion of the architectural protest. Where previously he has sought to evoke angst and isolation with these images, however, his new series takes a different direction. Emotional Architecture, a new collection of works on display at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, draws again on feelings of confinement, but this time to produce spaces which allow their viewer to get lost in their own thoughts. This is a body of work about escapism and serenity, and it’s defiantly optimistic. The series is based, crucially, on the work of Mexican architect...
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31 Jan

8 Ways to Organize Your Home in the New Year

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At some point in our lives, most of us have had a clutter problem. You get busy, stop putting things away, buy a couple of things to treat yourself, and before you know it, your clutter has overtaken your life. Aside from being potentially embarrassing and getting in the way of your day-to-day living, clutter can also have a serious impact on your mood. Having a home filled with clutter often leads us to feel stressed and overwhelmed. But the good news is there are ways to combat it, and the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to try them out. With a few changes to your home and your daily routine, it's not impossible to kick that clutter...
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30 Jan

Objectifying Women Leads to Aggression, Study Says

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We've always known that cat-calling and being objectified is not a compliment, even though that's what it's often passed off to be. But now, a new study shows that not only is objectification not a compliment, it's actually very dangerous. The new study found that sexually objectifying girls and women actually leads to aggression toward them, according to University of Kent researchers. The study included 273 people in London who both did and did not have gang affiliations. Researchers examined the associations between objectification and aggression toward girls, as well as how gang affiliation played a role, if any, in this objectification and aggression toward girls. "As predicted, objectification correlated with aggression towards girls and with gang affiliation," the researchers wrote...
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26 Jan

A Photographic Series About Google

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Where once the likes of encyclopaedias, research libraries and image archives provided a treasure trove of information which could be delved into and discovered at whim, today’s modern age has introduced a novel means of uncovering data, and all that it requires is a computer device and a WiFi connection. Over and above a simple means of finding source imagery, Google image search has spawned a mystical poetry all of its own, and falling into it, somewhat like Alice into the rabbithole, can be incredibly addictive. For this new installment of her column, entitled You & Me, photographer Polly Brown expands on ideas surrounding processed, composite and translated meanings. Entering her own images into Google’s vacant box to see...
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26 Jan

These New Threshold Finds from Target Will Take Your Home to the Next Level

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Shopping at Target can be both fun and dangerous. You plan on going in for just a couple of things… and come out with a complete cart full of fun goodies for your home. Well, get ready to rush back to your favorite store ’cause Target’s Threshold brand has just come out with amazing new finds that are sure to make a statement in your home. You can update your dorm room, gallery wall or your foyer with a quick refresh — and these 35 stylish finds are just what you need from your next splurge at Target.

EVERYDAY FURNITURE

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Your living space is so 2016. Update your decor look by adding key pieces to your home that will make your everyday furniture feel...
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25 Jan

Fast forward

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February is around the corner and many of us are ready for change come the new moon. With February often comes ‘the fast’ from vices that became frequent indulgences during the festive season. The most common of these – coffee, sugar and alcohol – usually top the list. Here’s what to expect should you choose to say goodbye to them for 28 days. “Consider this a time to learn new ways to relax and to enjoy being social. Take your wind down with a walk, swim, stretch or meditation.” Coffee Initially there’s chance of headaches, irritability, tiredness, change in mood, and feeling like something is missing from your routine. Stick with it – this only lasts two to three days and then your...
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