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  • BTS Reveal What Matters Most To Them In The Lyrics For "ON"

    NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 21: Hope, SUGA, Jungkook, Jimin, RM, V and Jin of the K-pop band BTS are seen on February 21, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by JNI/Star Max/GC Images)

    BTS leader RM summed up the theme of their newest album, Map of the Soul: 7 best during the septet’s appearance on the Today Show in New York City. “This album is like a big statement and declaration that we admit our destiny, we admit our shadows and lights at the same time,” he said. “We recognize our destiny and...


  • The Power Of Elizabeth Warren Forces Bloomberg To Release Women From NDAs

    In less than a week, presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg completely changed his tune regarding non-disclosure agreements at his company. The credit for this swift change goes to none other than Sen. Elizabeth Warren after she shone a precise and unrelenting spotlight on the issue at last Wednesday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas and refused to let it go.

    Several lawsuits have been filed over the years against Bloomberg’s company by women blaming him for fostering a culture of sexual...


  • The 10 TOP Toppers To Upgrade Your Mattress Without Spending The Cash

    We get it: buying a new mattress is an ordeal that's an equally big investment for both our finances and general wellbeing. But today, instead of pushing ourselves and our budgets to pull the purchase trigger on one, we're here to talk toppers — aka the affordable solution to upgrading that tired old box spring.We hunted down the highest reviewed mattress toppers from the best bedding brands across the web, sharpening them down into the top-ten hit list ahead. There's a premium pad for every...


  • 6 Tea Tree Shampoos To Try For A Balanced, Happy Scalp

    You've probably heard of tea tree as an alternative to acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, but if you've noticed the essential oil finding its way into shampoos and scalp treatments, then you've picked up on what's poised to become the next big thing when it comes to treating flakes and itchiness."Tea tree oil is commonly used in skin care because it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD. "We know that dandruff...


  • Meet The Founders Of Black Women Talk Tech — Where They're Building The Next Billion-Dollar Business

    When Esosa Ighodaro, Lauren Washington, and Regina Gwynn met, they were navigating the challenges of growing and scaling their own businesses, on top of the fact that they were often the only women of color in the room. So in 2017, they banded together to create Black Women Talk Tech — a platform for Black women founders to support one another and help grow each other’s companies into the next billion-dollar businesses. The organization, which has 10 chapters in cities across the country and one...


  • A New Florida Abortion Bill Requires Parental Consent For Minors & That Is A Huge Problem

    In the latest reproductive legislation in the U.S., a new Florida requires people under the age of 18 to get a parental permission before having an abortion. On Thursday, legislature passed in a largely party-line vote of 75-43. Now, Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to sign the bill into law, but the ramifications for the new bill are still up for debate.

    Across the country, legislation around abortion has created storied obstacles for specific populations — teens included. According to a...


  • Unsolicited Skin Advice Isn't Just Annoying — It's Harmful

    Skin isn’t just our largest organ: It’s also the only one on display. Its conspicuous nature means it is often open to scrutiny and judgement — and those with skin conditions such as acne, scarring, or hyperpigmentation (to name just a few) will know this more than anyone.

    I have rosacea, which means bright red, swollen, textured skin presents itself upon my cheeks every day. While I’ve learned to manage my rosacea using skin care and makeup and by making specific lifestyle changes, having...


  • New Music To Know This Week: JAAS Gets That "Therapy," Olivia Awbrey Is A Guitar God & More

    Ever since my first job at MTV working as a music programmer, I can’t stop trying to match people with music they might like. So, I wrote a book called Record Collecting for Girls and started interviewing musicians. The Music Concierge is a column where I share music I’m listening to that you might enjoy, with a little context. Get everything I’ve recommended this year on Spotify, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment below telling me what you’re listening to this...


  • In Case You Are In The Market For Supreme Brand Oreos, They Are Selling For $17,000

    Hypebeasts with a sweet tooth have gone wild over the latest Supreme drop. Earlier this week, as part of their Spring/Summer 2020 collection, the cult streetwear brand debuted red and white Supreme-branded Oreo cookies. Taking their own spin on the classic creme-filled cookie, double stuf’d Supreme Oreos were priced at $8 per pack of three. But, in the typical frenzy inspired by the brand’s limited edition collabs, the cookies sold out in just a couple days. Now, they are being resold for a...


  • Elizabeth Warren Took The Bloomberg NDA Issue Further By Creating A Downloadable Release Contract

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    Ninth 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Debate, Las Vegas, USA – 19 Feb 2020

    Wednesday night’s Democratic debate marked perhaps the most heated moment in the election cycle yet. Amid several fiery clap backs between candidates on the debate stage, Sen. Elizabeth Warren got her groove back — and she took no prisoners. Her focus, much like her fellow presidential candidates, was on newcomer and former New York...


  • Chrissy Teigen & Shay Mitchell Are Into Intuitive Parenting

    Helicopter parenting is so 2015. The approach moms and dads are adopting nowadays is markedly more hands-off. It’s been dubbed “intuitive parenting”, and celebs including Chrissy Teigen and Shay Mitchell are both fans.

    The two mothers, both spokespeople for Pampers’ new #ShareTheLove campaign that celebrates moms, sat down for a discussionabout parenthood moderated by Alexandra Sacks, MD, a reproductive psychiatrist. After the panel, the two celebs spoke exclusively to Refinery29 about their...


  • The Rothy's Mary Jane Flat Is Like A Present For Your Feet

    If you’ve spent these past few months trudging through winter in snow boots and chunky leather shoes, we’ve got good news for your feet: freedom is just around the corner. That’s not to say we don’t love a good pair of combat boots or knee-highs, but our toes have to come up for air at some point. And while it may not be sandal season yet (hang on tight though, we’re almost there), we’re finally bringing flats back into our wardrobe lineups as temperatures slowly start to rise. Cue Rothy’s — the...