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This Breakup App Will Help You Get Over Your Ex

Breakups are rough, and there's not a lot beside time and drinking (or, IDK, something healthier like yoga or meditating) that can make them better. One of the major things that does help is talking about it. But after you've exhausted your friend resources and you know you can't handle checking Instagram anymore, there's now an app to help you through.   Mend, created by a former Google employee, is your "personal trainer for heartbreak," with the aim of helping you move forward with y ...
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Start Your Day Greeting the Sun

Yes, it's there even if the cloudy New York City winter sky doesn't let us see it. Move along your morning with this two-minute Sun Salutation to warm up your body and focus your mind in preparation for a new day. Sun Salutations, better known as Surya Namaskar are a series of postures that have been performed in India for over 3,500 years. Surya means “sun” in Sanskrit, and Namaskar means “to bow down to.” Sun Salutations activate and warm up your body as you flow from one posture to the nex ...

Meet Jenny Bui, “The Queen of Bling” Who’s Also Cardi B’s Manicure Magic Maker

When Cardi B.’s nail stylist, Jenny Bui, started crying she still managed to look up to prevent her mascara from running. Tears don’t stain for a reason, but in tracing the trajectory of their flow we arrive at the source of why success for Jenny feels more like a reckoning than a rite. As I walked up the stairs at the Bronx location of Jenny Nail’s, “Bodak Yellow” ironically (or not) started playing. The salon is spacious, Chanel chandeliers hung from the ceiling taking on the discrete role ...

Traveling for Fashion Week? Here’s Your In-Flight Beauty Hack

Fashion week season is officially here, and that translates to spending hours on planes for a lot of us. This is a guide for what to do to feel as high as the clouds when you fly. The real reason I’m writing this is because last night I got off a plane feeling very low, dizzy and nauseous from eating food I would never have put in my mouth had we not been cruising 40,000 feet in the sky. Having left Brooklyn and my book behind at that morning as I carried my suitcase and stumbled my way down ...
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What Does Love Smell Like? The Cut Asked 10 People…

The Cut wrote a lovely Valentine's Day ode to the power of fragrance, and its nostalgia and sweetness, whether Bath and Body Works or Dior J'Adore. It's the perfect V-Day story because scents are unforgettable. Abercrombie & Fitch's Fierce will always remind me of my first major crush — years older than me, worked at my parents' restaurant — just as a sort-of musky powderiness (that I'll have to try to place someday) reminds me of an ill-fated trip to New York for a crush who didn't return t ...
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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ NYFW Show Was Stunning

It's perfectly timed that New York Fashion Week coincided with the futuristic African savanna landscape of the much anticipated Black Panther. To celebrate, Marvel Studios brought the film to New York's most fashionable week. "Welcome to Wakanda," hit the runways on Monday featuring designs by Chromat, Fear of God, LaQuan Smith, Wale Oyejide of Ikire Jones, and more. The incredible statement jewelry was designed by Douriean Fletcher for the superhero blockbuster. The film, which opens Friday, ...

Why CBD Beauty Is Your New Best Friend

As someone who hasn’t been particularly affected by the country’s shifting stances on marijuana control, with more and more states giving recreational growing, eating, and smoking the legal go-ahead, I find it kind of ironic that I’m into CBD beauty.  Skincare and beauty trends are a funny thing. They can be really intense, like microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) - which is just plain weird to put your own blood on your face - to dyeing your armpit hair (hey, whatever floats your b ...
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How To Have Fun Being Single on Valentine’s Day

Hello, lonely hearts club! Zoe is here to help you through the most brutally unfair day of all, Valentine’s Day. Ultimately, it’s just like any other day: You wake up and have two choices 1.) play Valentine’s Russian Roulette where you put a loaded gun next to your nightstand, drink a bottle of Stoli, watch The Notebook and Love Actually back to back, and see if your family, job and future love prospects are enough to keep you alive, or 2.) get up and go to work like every other day, remembering ...

The 10-Minute Fashion Week Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Have you barely had time to sit down this week as you inhale the remnants of a Seamless-ordered $20 avo toast between meetings, wondering at what point in January did the dream of Fit February lose its clarity? But somehow, you’ve still managed to scroll through (and memorize) the endless crop tops that have grazed this Fashion Week’s street style-clad models in spite of the intermittent hail storms that New York City has bestowed upon us. This quick, at-home workout will get your butt looking p ...
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It’s Time to Get Your Beauty Sleep

Sleep is so important. This seems like stating the incredibly obvious, but it can’t be overestimated. The difference between my state of mind on a day where I’ve gotten less than six hours versus a day where I got 7+ is impressively palpable. It’s often the difference between letting stressful situations overwhelm me versus being able to rationally process things. I was reading Refinery29’s piece on how to get more energy when you feel beat all the time. A lot of my fatigue is likely a growin ...

February Trend Report: Self-Care

In a recent conversation with a friend, I described myself as a metaphorical m&m. That is, hard exterior shell but my insides are chocolatey smooth and laden with lots of sweetness. While a myriad of factors are to blame for this candy-coated-me, I boil it down to the fact that I am 26, single, and the most celebrated day of couple-y love is looming just two weeks away, making me feel all types of way. Unless I swipe myself an insta-boyfriend or somehow strike gold in a dark corner of Un