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Can Light Therapy Help Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder? Here’s What You Need to Know

Circadian Optics Lumine Light Therapy Lamp, $49.99 at Circadian Optics

Around the holidays we all feel a little stressed out. But it’s generally a happy time as we anticipate gifts and the start of a new year. After all that excitement, it makes sense that we may feel a little glum come January 2. Especially with the ongoing pandemic. Plunging temps and inches of snow don’t help matters.

The Winter Blues

All of this can lead to a serious medical condition called seasonal affective disorder, fittingly known as SAD. “SAD is a type of depression that’s caused or related to the decreased amount of sunlight during the winter months,” explains Stephanie Catalano, LCSW and author of Mindful Makeover. The sun gives off UV rays and vitamin D, which cause serotonin to be released in our bodies.

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Hair Experts Reveal the Styles Women Over 50 Love

I’m really sorry to say it, but when it comes to our body, time takes its toll on just about all of it. And although we know all too well what aging does to our skin, when it comes to other areas of our beauty regimens, age is rarely factored in. From swapping in serums that tackle fine lines and wrinkles to acid treatments that work against age spots and pigmentation, products that cater to aging skin seem to be everywhere.

But what about our hair? It turns out that besides going gray, aging can affect our hair in a number of ways. From thinning to dryness, the ways in which our hair deals with getting older means that as time goes by, we may need to change up our routines. And one of the most effective ways we can do that is by trying out a new … Read the rest

16 Must-Have Pieces That Prove Fleece Is Still in Fashion

 

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Normcore was the fashion buzzword a few seasons back, but it has since been replaced by other trending words. Like athleisure and grandpa fashion. But normcore is far from done. Those who thought it peaked with the socks-and-sandals frenzy will notice it has made a comeback. Just look at all the boilersuits, turtlenecks, mom jeans and — wait for it — fleece out there.

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Kaia Gerber Sports Moncler on Vogue China’s December 2020 Cover

Kaia Gerber’s body of work just keeps growing. This year alone we’ve seen the all-American beauty grace the covers of i-D, V Magazine, American Vogue, Vogue Japan along with Vogue Italia (twice). Now Kaia helps Vogue China close the book on 2020 (just as Angelica Cheung announces her departure from the magazine). In a dramatic departure from her sultry Japanese Vogue appearance, the in-demand model fronts Chinese Vogue‘s December issue sporting Moncler while posing for photographer Craig McDean.

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But the cover fell flat on our forums. “This is a perfect year-end cover as it perfectly embodies 2020 — rough,” critiqued MON.

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Asking for a Friend: What Are the Best-Reviewed Under-$39 Leggings on Amazon?

Call me crazy, but the search for the perfect pair of leggings is a lot like the search for the perfect S.O. Hear me out. You’re looking for similar traits in both: comfortable, versatile, brings out the best in you, shares your overall aesthetic… The list goes on. While I’m not equipped to help you meet your love match (though, I did set up two of my close friends who ended up getting married, just sayin’), I can connect you with a seriously good pair of leggings.

Whether you’re still looking for “the one,” or just want to add some more stylish options to your rotation, I’ve rounded up the best-reviewed under-$39 pairs you can find on Amazon.

Rating: 4/5 stars. “Great leggings, better for everyday wear than working out. Thick and chic. Buy these” — Amazon reviewer  

Rating: 4.4/5 stars. “I bought the gray pants after falling in love
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Resisting The Perils Of Conformity

Ever wondered how a skin care cream can work so effectively for some women and not others, like me and you? Similarly, French women are more focused on what they want to wear rather than what they’re supposed to be wearing. Direct application of natural products like honey, milk, etc. Classes and Castes. Aristocratic states and hierarchically-ordered chiefdoms were features of many Indonesian societies for the past millennium. Societies without such political systems existed, though most had the principle of hierarchy. Hindu states that later turned to Islam had aristocracies at the top and peasants and slaves at the bottom of society. Princes in their capitals concentrated secular and spiritual power and conducted rites for their principalities, and they warred for subjects, booty and land, and control of the sea trade. The Dutch East India Company became a warring state with its own forts, military, and navy, and it allied … Read the rest

Stylists Reveal The Fashion Trends We’ll Be Seeing In 2020

We all get older, and although becoming more experienced and wiser is fantastic, many of us want to remain looking as youthful as possible for as long as possible. When searching for makeup for aging skin or wrinkle cream, look for ingredients that are effective, gentle, and will lighten or fade age spots such as vitamin C or kojic acid. Vitamins A and E are also great antioxidant ingredients, which add moisture and helps reduce wrinkles and creasing, without leaving your skin with a greasy or oily feeling. Today this is a global issue and surprisingly little has changed in peoples attitudes since the 18th Century which saw many examples of the unease felt by the educational middle classes, who according to Rose (2001) ‘found something profoundly menacing in the efforts of working people to educate themselves and write for themselves’. How true this remains in many countries in the … Read the rest

200 Celebrity Street Style Inspiration Ideas In 2020

Beauty skin care products need not be expensive. News from around the world today is awash with warnings against using harsh chemicals on one’s body. They are now considered to be amongst the prime causes of damage to one’s skin and hair. They wash away the natural minerals and oils that are present and the harshness of the chemicals actually damages our skin and causes its degeneration well before time. While they may produce great short term results chemical based body care and even the so called best haircare products are very harmful in the long run. These classic treatment of Clarins skin care designed for the face and body, is the perfect beginning to Clarins Touch, featuring a sensory, relaxing encounter individually designed to suit one’s skin requirements. The classic treatment choices include Personal Blend of Aromatic Facial, Body Treatments, and Body Exfoliation Treatment. If you are looking for … Read the rest

Street Style 2020

Throughout history the appeal of cosmetics has been largely influenced by fashions and advertising. When searching for makeup for aging skin or wrinkle cream, look for ingredients that are effective, gentle, and will lighten or fade age spots such as vitamin C or kojic acid. Vitamins A and E are also great antioxidant ingredients, which add moisture and helps reduce wrinkles and creasing, without leaving your skin with a greasy or oily feeling. Today this is a global issue and surprisingly little has changed in peoples attitudes since the 18th Century which saw many examples of the unease felt by the educational middle classes, who according to Rose (2001) ‘found something profoundly menacing in the efforts of working people to educate themselves and write for themselves’. How true this remains in many countries in the world today and indeed, one could argue, in the very fabric of our current state … Read the rest

Yourself Face And Body Hair Removal

Makeup has been around for centuries; even Cleopatra in ancient Egypt decorated her face. If you’re a woman with a sensitive skin and looking for a cleanser, choose a product that is right for you. Say for example; choose a delicate care cleanser proven safe and effective for sensitive skin for women. This product’s key ingredients can include: natural ingredient complex of calendula, linden, and chamomile, which are known for their natural skin-soothing properties. If you have a sensitive skin, then this product is just right for you. Higher Education. The colonial government greatly limited education in Dutch and the vernaculars, and people were primarily trained for civil service and industrial and health professions. At the time of independence in 1950, the republic had few schools or university faculties. Mass education became a major government priority for the next five decades. Today many Indonesians have earned advanced degrees abroad and … Read the rest