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Watching the Royal Wedding as a Black Woman Married to a White Man

It has only been six days since 29 million viewers around the world witnessed the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. When the wedding …

Family

Can Men Be Objectified? A Response to the “Twink” Controversy

Not since the dawn of the so-called “dadbod” has there been so much online discourse surrounding the male torso. When <i>The New York Times</i> published …

Feminism

5 Vacation Outfits Featuring My Favorite Brazilian Designers

Cashews. Who knew it would take travelling to Brazil to learn that the fibrous fruit from which the nut is borne, which tastes like a subtle …

Brazil

A Guide to All the Best Memorial Day Sales

Salutations, cats and kittens. I’m going to cut to the chase and keep this brief because I know what you’re here for and it’s not to read an …

Tata

Meet James Haake: The Oldest Working Drag Queen

<i>Dancer and actor James “Gypsy” Haake is, according to his Twitter bio, the world’s oldest working drag queen. After a career in show business, he</i> …

Miley Cyrus

I Convinced 3 Women to Get a Perm in 2018

What do you think of when you hear the word “perm”? I think of Chutney Windham in <i>Legally Blonde</i>, who sported a C-C-C-CURLY perm so delightfully …

Hair

I Convinced 3 Women to Get a Perm in 2018

What do you think of when you hear the word “perm”? I think of Chutney Windham in <i>Legally Blonde</i>, who sported a C-C-C-CURLY perm so delightfully …

Hair

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<i>In partnership with Gucci Bloom.</i><p>GREAT NEWS, part 1: Gucci recently released a brand new fragrance called Gucci Bloom Acqua Di Fiori, a fresh and …

Sofa

What Katharine Hepburn and Courtney Love Taught Me About Glamour and Grunge

I<p><b>was around 10 years old when I first saw Katharine Hepburn glide across the screen in the 1940 film The Philadelphia Story.</b> Dressed in riding boots …

Kurt Cobain

5 Women on What They Wear When They “Go Out”

When I’m going dancing, which is my favorite reason to be anywhere that’s not my bed on a Friday night, I go for shoes that are a) super comfortable …

Lips

Accents, Language and Race: 5 People on Why They Code-Switch

The first time I actively noticed someone code-switch I was about 10. I told my mom (who is white) that she put on an accent around my dad’s …

New Jersey

How to Find Your Perfect Spring Dress: A Shopping Guide

It’s officially “no pants” weather outside, which roughly translates to “all I want to wear right now is a dress” weather for me personally. I want …

Clothing

Get to Know Team MR: Meet Nora Taylor, Managing Editor

<i>You may recognize Nora Taylor from her pieces about being Drake’s muse, filling big shoes, or emotionally preparing for Rihanna’s lingerie line. But</i> …

Employment

Net-a-Porter’s Big Summer Sale Is So Good I’m Sweating

Net-a-Porter’s big summer sale is probably my favorite sale of all the sales, and for good reason(s): 1) It only happens once a year and is thus …

Clothing

A Trick I Use to Help Me Make Big Life Decisions

It’s been a whole month since I preached about there being no wrong answers in the context of debatable life decisions, and I still agree with myself …

TED Talks

How I Learned to Make Friends With My Anxiety

T<p><b>he first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my email.</b> I sleep with my phone under my pillow, and every morning, I hold my breath and …

Self-help

‘Book Club’ is an Okay Movie and a Truly Great Time

<i>Book Club</i> is not a good movie and I enjoyed every ridiculous minute of it. It’s like comfort food, but the boxed-macaroni-and-cheese kind: just good …

Paramount Pictures

How RuPaul’s Drag Race Challenged My Gay Identity

A<p><b>s even the most casual viewer of RuPaul’s Drag Race will tell you, the show is one meme-worthy, GIF-able moment after another.</b> From the now-infamous …

LGBTQI

Office Apropos: 50 (More) Spring Outfits We Wore Last Week

The only thing better than one batch of Office Apropos is two batches of Office Apropos, which is why I am honored to step in as the official hype …

Boots

How Yoga Cured My Writer’s Block

Two weeks before the launch of my second novel, “Bury What We Cannot Take,” a friend introduced me to someone as “a full-time yogi who writes novels …

Yoga

A Levi’s Collaboration Celebrities Are Already Wearing

Name a more perfect combination than the timeless aesthetic of Levi’s denim and the pioneering vision of Karla Welch, one of Hollywood’s most …

Amber Heard

3 Makeup Enthusiasts on Why They Wear a Full Face

A good portion of my mornings are spent trying to figure out a weather-appropriate and commuter-friendly outfit that communicates whatever nuanced …

Makeup

Will We All Regret the Tiny Sunglasses Trend?

Earlier this week, Mindy Kaling dispatched a tweet that sent the internet into a flurry:<p>I think we will regret this tiny sunglasses look<p>— Mindy …

Middle School

The Private Instagram Habits of One Leandra M. Cohen

Have you ever tried to psychoanalyze yourself using the contents of your saved folder on Instagram? Given that the capability to save photos is a …

Swimwear

The Cannes Red Carpet Was Extremely Fun This Year

While perhaps the most exciting fashion-related headlines to come out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival were those regarding Kristen Stewart’s …

Black Tie

I Tried to Get Sexy in Time for Rihanna’s Lingerie Launch

You know those people who just pull you in as if by imaginary force? Whether it’s in the way they gesture with their hands, employ a certain vocal …

North Pole

5 Flight Attendants Share Their Wildest Stories

T<p><b>he widely held assumption that the brains of flight attendants are chock full of juicy stories from their adventures in the sky is decidedly not</b> …

Flying

Why I Love Cardi B’s Relationship Advice to Khloé Kardashian

The dust is just now settling on the Tristan Thompson cheating scandal. You know the one: Cameras caught Thompson running around on girlfriend Khloé …

Relationships

A Case for Leaning Way the Hell Into Animal Print

Last spring was all about the polka dot. It swarmed our Instagram feeds and shopping carts and collective consciousnesses like honey bees at a picnic …

Earrings

Can Black Hair Ever Just Be Black Hair?

My hair is an event. When I worked at an ad agency, each change, from Fulani braids to bantu knots to weaves, would come with an onslaught of very …

Hair Care