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Shaving vs Waxing : What is better for your skin?

This is not a question I’ve asked myself often. It has to be done, and we all do it. Over the years I’ve done both – shaving and waxing depending on …

Tokyo Fashion Week Street Style Edit

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The Suicide Note as Literary Genre

“Everything has gone for me but the certainty of your goodness. I can’t go on spoiling your life any longer. I don’t think two people could have been …

‘Straight’ men discuss their secret sexual relationships with other men

A recent national survey released by the CDC revealed that more Americans are identifying as bisexual than ever before. Not only that, but more …

You are not mine. - katherine ann

I see those eyes haunting me<br>Sometimes in the soft spring sky<br>His gaze is a movement of music<br>Touching, inspired<br>He has<br>Power<br>Over me<br>And all I want is …

Charlotte Brontë’s Beautiful and Heartbreaking Love Letters of Unrequited Affection

“When one does not complain … one pays for outward calm with an almost unbearable inner struggle.”<p>Four years after English novelist and poet <b>Charlotte Brontë</b> (April 21, 1816–March 31, 1855) turned down a suitor’s marriage proposal with her assertive yet generous masterwork of the …

The US feminist cult classic of the 1990s finally gets a British publication<p><i>I Love Dick</i> has the status of a cult novel among young feminists and fashionistas. Lena Dunham is a fan. Sheila Heti says reading it tore down assumptions “of what the form can handle”. Part memoir, part fiction, Kraus’s …

Books

What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History

After those collections of notable definitions of art, science, and philosophy, here comes a selection of poetic definitions of a peculiar phenomenon that is at once more amorphous than art, more single-minded than science, and more philosophical than philosophy itself. Gathered here are some of …

Oscar Wilde’s Stirring Love Letters to Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas

As we make historic progress on the dignity and equality of human love, it’s hard to forget the enormous indignities to which the lovers of yore have been subjected across the 4,000-year history of persecuting desire. Among modernity’s most tragic victims of our shameful past is Oscar Wilde, who …

How to Tell Love from Lust: A Timeless 1929 Litmus Test from E.B. White and James Thurber

In 1927, E. B. White pulled some strings at <i>The New Yorker</i>, where he had been working since shortly after the legendary magazine’s birth in 1925, and arranged for his friend <b>James Thurber</b> to be hired as an editor. Over the decades that followed, Thurber would go on to produce some of the magazine’s …

James Thurber on Longing, Unrequited Love, and the Power of a Kiss

“Kissing seems not a great matter, in a way. And yet in one way it speaks the million things which words can’t.”<p><i>“The person you fall in love with really is the man or woman of your dreams,”</i> psychoanalyst Adam Phillips wrote in his magnificent treatise on the paradoxical psychology of how we fall in …

How To Deal With 5 Types Of Unrequited Love

It's never fun to be on either side of an unrequited-love scenario: a situation in which one person has feelings for someone else who doesn't return …

Relationships

All the lessons I learned from unrequited love

None of our lives exist in a Disney kingdom or in the swells of grand orchestral music at the end of a traditional rom-com, which is to say that …

Relationships

Unrequited love fuels the 'Fiery Heart' biography of Charlotte Brontë

The contours of the Brontë story have been burnished over time into legend: those bleak, wind-swept moors; that isolated West Yorkshire parsonage; the children whose sole playmates were one another; the gender-bending pen names, and finally the Gothic poetry and novels that seemed to prefigure …

Literature

15 Songs That Perfectly Describe the Agony of Unrequited Love

Pick them, choose them, love them.<p>The budding first stages of being into someone is a special kind of agony. But crushing on someone who probably doesn't feel the same way you do is, well, timeless torture. The other person is under no obligation to reciprocate your feelings, but sometimes you …

50 best cult books

A cult book may be hard to define but one thing is for sure: you know a cult book when you see one.<p>Cult books are somehow, intangibly, different from simple bestsellers – though many of them are that. And people have passionate feelings on both sides:<p>Our critics present a selection of the most …

Literature

The Best Bum-Sculpting Moves for Your Butt Shape

Hourglass, apple, pear—you’re used to people talking about body types, but what about butt types? Maybe you haven’t thought about it at all, but …

12 Spectacular looks from the 2016 Style Icon Asia pink carpet

The 2016 Style Icon Asia (SIA) awards were held on March 15 in Seoul, South Korea. From K-pop stars to top K-drama actors and actresses, a wide mix …

Celebrity Style

BBC - Earth - The sinister reason why people fall in love

Romance may have existed in some form long before the origin of humanity, and some believe it was born out of death and violence<p>Your heart beats a little faster, glands open to secret tiny dribbles of sweat, and your body starts producing hormones, which make you feel a bit giddy and warm …