By Annie Georgia Greenberg, Refinery29
So, the goose has landed - or, should we say, Prince Harry has officially arrived on American soil. And though he may have started his patriotic tour in the nation's capitol, he'll be making his way to Manhattan any time now. Naturally, we've taken it upon ourselves to roll out the royal red carpet in his honor (or at least a hot dog stand or two) and put together a must-see hit list with everything from burlesque to burgers.
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Here's where we think Prince H should let his signature rust-colored hair down and cut a rug (or more). Welcome, ole' chap! Enjoy our beautiful metropolis, and remember, you can always call on us if you get stuck on where to go (or find yourself in any sort of partially-nude legal trouble).
1. Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems at the American Museum of Natural History
We know, we know, a bit of an
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Listen, we get that the artful application of the perfect cat-eye, or the mastery of an intricate braiding technique are accomplishments to take pride in, but sometimes we just don't have the energy to put that kind of effort into our daily routines.
Over the years, we've picked up some pretty great time-saving tips - line your inner rims with a nude eye pencil to make your eyes pop, spray dry shampoo on your roots to hide unwashed strands - but our usual go-tos were starting to feel a bit "been there, done that." Time to call in the pros.
We tracked down 11 of the most creative and inventive minds in the beauty biz and coerced them into divulging their top-secret beauty cheats. These are the insider tricks that they use backstage and on their celebrity clients, when time is short and the stakes are high. And, every single one is a shortcut to a more gorgeous you, no trickyRead More »from Top-Secret Beauty Cheats Straight from the Pros
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By Tara Rasmus, Refinery29Read More »from Locks of Love Falls into in a Hairy $6 Million Controversy
Well, this is a hairy situation. Not-for-profit organization Locks of Love (LoL) is under fire as Nonprofit Investor (NPI) reports that the charity has over $6 million worth of donations that are presently unaccounted for, based on information reported by Locks of Love staffers.
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Locks of Love collects hair from donors, then turns the hair into wigs for children with alopecia. But, according to NPI, the numbers don't add up. NPI is calling for the charity to publicly disclose the amount of donations it receives each year, along with information on exactly how each donation is used. To give people an idea of its findings, NPI has created a 10-page report (and, for a bite-size tastes, an infographic) that illustrates the numbers behind LoL's current operations.
We'll see how this situation develops, especially if NPI's Reddit chat takes off. In the meantime, we can all take a lesson from NPI's advice to the
By Connie Wang, Refinery29
One of the best things about the summer is also one of the worst things about dressing for it: spontaneity. Friends call you up while you're at brunch with the beau, asking if you're interested in heading on an impromptu road trip? Of course you're going. Get a text message while you're at work inviting you to a last-minute rooftop shindig that evening?
You're there! But all those calendar switch-ups make dressing for the day slightly problematic. What's cute-yet-comfy and casual for the a.m. but sophisticated enough for the p.m. - and makes you feel put-together despite how many kabobs you've had from the grill? The perfect summer dress, that's what. In that spirit, we've found 15 fun options that all ring in under $100. Check out your new go-to in the slideshow ahead.
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By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29Read More »from Would You Insure the Contents of Your...Makeup Bag?
Sometimes, you and your stuff part ways. It's no one's fault. Well, okay - usually, it's your fault. But, we've all been there. An eyeshadow left at a girlfriend's house. A lip gloss fallen behind in the ladies' toilets. A mascara dropped out of a bag. We get it.
But, as if losing your favorite now-discontinued lipstick weren't enough, a new poll reveals that the annual cost of replacing the lost items of your beauty kit is a whopping $386. And the industrious company behind said data thinks that merits a stand-alone make-up bag insurance policy for women.
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According to a poll by beauty retailer Feel Unique, which surveyed over 2,000 women, one in 10 women spend $94 a month replacing lost beauty items, and the average British woman will spend $386 per year replacing her favorite makeup. What's more concerning is that over a quarter of those women admitted to cancelling a date because they could not
- Refinery29 | Fashion – Tue, May 7, 2013 10:12 AM EDT
By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29Read More »from Um, Did Prince Harry Accidentally Reveal the Royal Baby's Gender?
Is it just us, or has Prince Harry become a giant thunder-stealer, lately? Between his hot pursuit of Jennifer Lawrence after we neglected to include him in our roundup of potential suitors and his "all in a day's work" discussion of his tour in Afganistan (conveniently just weeks after Kate's pregnancy announcement), Harry seems to be a bit of a one-upper. And now, as we all anxiously await the royal baby with bated breath (the likes of which we haven't seen since Blue Ivy), Harry has gone and revealed the baby-to-be's gender. Or, has he?
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According to an inside source (who? who? who?), Harry's been unable to keep quiet about the upcoming birth of his nephew. The younger prince was also photographed carrying a blue teddy and has been reportedly spreading the news of a little boy to friends and family. But, we've got a sneaky feeling we're being punked: This same
Mom is simply the best. Who else will take care of you when you're feeling ill, listen to you when you're down in the dumps, and text you incessantly when you're on a date?
Of course, someone so concerned awe-inspiring deserves only the most special of gifts. This Mother's Day, remind her just how incredible you think she is with one - or more! - of these perfect little somethings. Followed, of course, by all the showings of affection your phone, email, and snail mail, can handle.
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Suffering from superfood fatigue? We hear you. As much as we love kale (which is a lot, in case you couldn't tell), even we are starting to get sick of it in our daily salads.
But just when we thought superfoods may have lost their luster, we came across nine nutritionally stellar, totally under-the-radar powerhouses. Forget salmon, avocado, and walnuts - these yummy foods and spices stem from a mix of ancient Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Middle-Eastern diets, and pack one heckuva better-body punch. Read on to get the scoop straight from the experts on these exciting new superfoods. Sorry, kale, but we may have found a new nutritional love of our lives...
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By Laura Argintar, Refinery29Read More »from Is the World Ready for a Self-Tanning Body Wash? Josie Maran Thinks So
.We want so desperately to be on board with self-tanners, but we hate the whole rigmarole that comes with them. When we actually attempt to put one on, we're scared of missing a spot or looking like we got into a bar brawl with a Mystic Tan booth. Don't even get us started on the awkward drying process, where you stand around in the nude, trying desperately not to brush up against something lest you stain it burnt-Cheetoh orange. Between all the mishaps that can occur with self-tanning creams, sprays, pads, wipes, wands, brushes, and lotions, achieving a perfectly flawless faux tan feels harder to attain than tickets to Bey's Mrs. Carter World Tour.
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But, what if applying self-tanner was as simple as taking a shower? Josie Maran wants to make that dream a reality: Starting at midnight tonight, May 2nd, she'll be introducing her new Argan Self-Tanning Body Wash on
By Kelly Hernandez, Refinery29Read More »from How to Ask for a Raise like a BOSS (And Get It!)
Kelly P. Hernandez is the founder and CEO of Financechic.com an independent personal finance site for women. After 15 years of working in male-dominated Wall Street and Silicon Valley, she's made it her mission to help women take charge of their money. And, when she talks about getting a raise, you know we're going to listen.
Here's the sobering (and all-too-familiar) reality: Chances are you're performing better at your job than some men, yet you're probably making less. Don't sit back and just hope to get noticed. Study after study shows men ask for raises more often, negotiate more for compensation, and ultimately get paid more than women - all for the same job.
You could sit and sulk about this, or, you could go ask for a raise. How? It's important to be analytical and not emotional. ("Sure, I'll double your salary because you're angry and bitter," said no boss ever.) So, here's how to make that big request deliver the big money you're looking for.