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Fierce leader and Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren was shushed by Senate Republicans for violating Senate Rule 19 (point 2) which states that “2. No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator” after she spoke out against Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions in his confirmation as Attorney General by reading from a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King that was critical of Sessions’ civil...
Design queen Justina Blakeney shares her tips for getting your own wild style at home Justina Blakeney isn’t afraid of color. Or patterns. Or going DIY on a space to bring it to life. The L.A.-based designer and author of the home décor book The New Bohemians has turned her “jungalow” aesthetic (a mix of cozy bungalow vibes and wild, plant-heavy details) into a movement. Here she tells us how to bring her signature look home.  1. “Breathe life into your bedroom (without making an impact on...
Looking for a place to just sit back and shoot the breeze while scooping mounds of cheesecake into your mouth? Look no further! Michael J.La Rue has finally opened up his Golden Girls themed cafe Rue La Rue in Washington Heights. According to Gothamist, the restaurant will start off serving breakfast and lunch and once adjusted, will move onto to dinner service as well. LaRue has inherited memorabilia from the late Rue McClanahan and will be displaying it at the cafe for fans."I have a whole warehouse going...
We’ve all done it — made sure our first Instagram (or Snapchat or Facebook, depending on your age and social media platform of choice) photo post-breakup shows you looking flawless and happy. And maybe wearing your best swimsuit. Well, President Barack Obama has just done exactly that. As you may know, the Obama family is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation. In fact, they’ve been spending time on Virgin founder and gazillionaire, Richard Branson’s private island in the Caribbean. And now Branson has posted photos and a video...
    In the early ’80s, a tough-as-nails, all-female skateboard gang calling themselves “the Hags” became legendary on the streets of West L.A.By Emily Savage // Photo by Molly Cranna By the time she was in her late teens, Sevie Bates had already been living away from her mother’s Santa Monica home for years. Her life revolved around three things: partying, punk music, and skateboarding. She’d roll up on her board to rock clubs in L.A. sporting bleached-white hair, ripped shirts, a red petticoat over men’s boxers, hand-airbrushed...
  Practice the art of snail mail with your very own pen pal Remember the good ol’ days when letters were handwritten, friendships were forged through the postal service, and opening the mailbox was a total thrill? Well, the art of letter writing is making a comeback, thanks, ironically, to help from the Internet, where mail enthusiasts across the globe are connecting to share their love of postcards, care packages, and everything in between. Joining the snail mail community is super easy and fun—here’s how to be a...
Yesterday, from 12 to 8pm, Yemeni-American operated bodegas across New York City closed in solidarity against Trump’s 90-day travel ban, proposed last Friday. According to the New York Times, Trump’s executive order, entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” seeks to suspend the issuance of visas and other immigration benefits for Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian, and Yemeni nationals. Additionally, Trump’s executive order seeks to implement uniform screening standards across all immigration programs and realign the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program...
Special Delivery A new wave of luxury tampon brands brings period products right to your door   The menstrual renaissance is upon us! Tampon delivery services like Kali, Cora, and Lola make dealing with your cycle convenient and customizable, without the harsh chemicals and synthetic fibers of drug store brands. Here, we put these new tamps to the test. – Meghan Sara Cora sports a no-frills design in the best possible way—no side of pink flowers and butterflies here. The tamps are organic cotton with plastic applicators (BPA-free, but...
February 14th is Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the holiday 19th-century style, I’ve collected a few Valentine’s Day news items from Regency England, Victorian England, and even 1890s Texas. Some remind me a bit of modern day “lost connections” or “lonely hearts” adverts, while others are simply humorous historical Valentine’s Day messages or, predictably, not so humorous Victorian Valentine’s Day news. The first item is from an 1819 edition of Saunder’s News-Letter and was posted by an anonymous gentleman — a self-described “man of the strictest honour”...
The New York Times alert on my phone has recently increased in frequency, and its content typically consist of a new Trump attack on the tenants of democracy and human decency. But last night, in between memos about Sally Yates’ firing and Jeff Sessions’ hiring, there was a good post. The Boy Scouts Of America, the country’s “largest and most prominent values-based youth development organization," a century-old institution whose aims are “providing programs for young people that build character, train[ing] them in the responsibility of...
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