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  • Denim Leg Warmers Are The TikTok-Approved Way To Upcycle Your Jeans
    by Frances Solá-Santiago on August 11, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Fashion has had a string of odd trends this year, from unnecessary belts to glass handbags and cargo jeans. But if there’s a trend that takes the “Most Unexpected” trophy this summer, it’s denim leg warmers.  If your brain just entered a state of confusion while reading that term, you’re not alone. (In fact, several Refinery29 staffers asked me to repeat myself when I pitched this story.) Half ordinary jeans, half leg warmers that your mom wore in the ‘80s to work out to Jane […]

  • Black Women Still Love Working From Home – Here Are Team Unbothered’s WFH Must-Haves
    by R29 Unbothered on August 11, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    It seems impossible these days to scroll through our timelines without seeing another story about the push to return to office. We get it, the urge for pre-pandemic life is strong. And spending days on end talking to nothing but a laptop screen and your dog can get old. But we know that working from home isn’t going anywhere – we are still in a pandemic and uh, monkeypox is a thing — and that Black women especially are benefitting from the switch to remote offices and are reluctant to […]

  • Make Summer Last Forever With This Glowy Self-Tanner
    by Karina Hoshikawa on August 11, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Due to my mixed Latinx-Asian ethnicity, I have naturally olive skin that tans very easily — that is, if I’m ever out in the sun, which I typically am not. (Remember: The only safe tan is a fake one!) Here’s where sometimes I phone a friend, with that friend being a self-tanner, for when I want to boost my tan sans UV exposure. Unlike many beauty products, self-tanners are either really good or really bad with very little gray area. In my experience, faux glows either give South of […]

  • VR Meditation Has Changed My Life IRL
    by Maybelle Morgan on August 11, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Right now I’m suspended in the air, high above the ground, as if gripped in an invisible giant’s fist. Strangely I don’t feel scared at all. Leaves dance around me in a milky, impossible sky. This time yesterday I was on a deserted beach, the horizon ahead of me a calm cerulean line, the waves crashing on the shore and receding with my breath. I feel still. Like time has slowed down and the vice around my ribcage has finally loosened. To clarify: I haven’t picked up a supernatural […]

  • Does Living A “Soft Life” Mean You Can’t Be Strong? The Hosts Of Go Off, Sis Weigh In
    by Taiia Smart Young on August 11, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    We have Megan Thee Stallion to thank for that unforgettable hot girl summer of 2019. And then COVID-19 had us getting a shot for hot vax summer (‘cause it was time to be OUTSIDE outside in Tulum or wherever your vaccination status took you). But in 2022, after doing the most in our professional and personal lives, it’s time for soft girl summer — or better yet, living that soft girl life.  On this episode of Unbothered’s Go Off, Sis podcast, the hosts rock the mic with a special, […]

  • Anthropologie’s Aesthetically-Pleasing Dinnerware & Furniture Is 20% Off
    by Chichi Offor on August 11, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    It’s never a bad time to treat yourself to a little somethin’ somethin’, especially when it’s majorly discounted — and Anthropologie just brightened our day with a 20% off kitchen, dining, and dining room furniture. The digital racks are packed with everything from colorful dining chairs to trendy glassware. So many of these must-have discounted styles are sure to sell out soon, and some only have a few still available. We went ahead and sauntered through the selection of slashed-price pieces […]

  • 5 Things You Need To Know For Better Summertime Sex
    by Morgan Mandriota on August 11, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Much like the temperature outside, libido can fluctuate. Your sex drive can be impacted by everything from the weather, to your your mood, to what you ate for breakfast. And when summertime hits — rife with extreme heat, wet bathing suits, noisy air conditioners, and visiting family — your sex life can certainly take a hit.   That said, even with all the sweat and the sand, summer is still an objectively sexy season ( days are long, spirits are high, and drinks are cold). So if […]

  • I Tried America’s First Gluten-Free Superfood Bagel & It Was…Good?
    by Alexandra Polk on August 11, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I could go my whole life without seeing the adjective “healthy” describe a bagel. Same goes for “superfood,” “gluten-free,” or, well, any of the descriptors given to Queen St. Bakery’s “Bagels With Benefits.” Much like the rest of its inventory, the pro-transparency online bakery’s new goods are also vegan, non-GMO, nut-free, and comprised of all-natural ingredients — chia, flax, and oat flour, to name a few. Quite frankly, after taking on this review and reading the slew […]

  • Serena Williams’ Legacy Lives On In Black Girls Like Me
    by Wisdom Iheanyichukwu on August 11, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    I wasn’t a big sports fan growing up. If someone were to ask me to name five athletes as a kid, my response  would have probably been, “Uhhh, Serena Williams, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Peyton Manning, and Tiger Woods.” Today, I’d include some basketball players like LeBron James or Stephen Curry but Williams would still be at the top of that list. Williams has forever stayed in my rotation not just as one of the few sports stars I can name off the top of my head, but also as one of my […]

  • The Best Sunglasses — From Stylish Tinted Lens To Minimalistic Ones
    by Jinnie Lee on August 11, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    You only get two eyes in this lifetime, so it’s important to keep ‘em as healthy and stylish as possible. On those supremely bright and sunny days, that means putting on a pair of trendy sunglasses to protect your delicate pupils from harmful UV rays — or from paparazzi flashes, or from bird poop (which, who knows, could all totally happen). Since we know that the world of shaded eyewear can be overwhelming, we put together this mini guide to the best sunglasses to look out for, […]