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The biggest impact of the Gates divorce may have nothing to do with the Gates Foundation

The biggest impact of the Gates divorce may have nothing to do with the...

A divorce is typically a private matter that affects a family, with little consequence for the public at large. But the split between Bill and Melinda Gates could have far-reaching consequences for global health and American life because they are the country’s biggest charitable donors — a sign, as sure as any, of just how…
“Nail Plumping” Is The Biggest Manicure Innovation Of 2021

“Nail Plumping” Is The Biggest Manicure Innovation Of 2021

"Plexigel is a semi-hard gel, which means it's significantly more durable than soft gel," Kandalec explains. She shows me the colorless glass bottle that holds the self-leveling clear gel formula that drips off the nail brush like honey. "The system is designed to be a multi-problem solver for flat, brittle, or torn nails. The Plexigel…
The Biggest Dating App Flex Is Being Vaccinated, Says Tinder

The Biggest Dating App Flex Is Being Vaccinated, Says Tinder

"I think it's helpful to know who's been vaccinated," says Taylor, 27. While she tells Refinery29 that she won't be putting her personal status in her bio anytime soon, it's something Taylor does plan on talking to potential suitors about. "If I decide I like someone enough to meet up with them, we can talk…
The world’s biggest banks have pumped trillions into fossil fuel projects in the past 5 years

The world’s biggest banks have pumped trillions into fossil fuel projects in the past...

As the world careens toward a climate catastrophe, the biggest banks in the world are still financing fossil fuels in the trillions of dollars. That’s according to a recently released report by a cohort of environmental groups including the Rainforest Action Network and the Sierra Club, titled “Banking on Climate Chaos.” The report found that…
Fall’s Biggest Accessory Trends Are Also The Most Fun

Fall’s Biggest Accessory Trends Are Also The Most Fun

Everyone’s favorite lazy shoe option, clogs, continued to get the status-shoe treatment, after making headlines for appearing at the Hermès’ Paris Fashion Week show in October. Knitwear designer Victor Glemaud released a take on the wood-soled, orthopedic style as part of the brand’s first footwear release, done in collaboration with Shekudo; Dr. Jill Biden’s and…
The 6 Biggest Nail Trends We’re Tracking In 2021

The 6 Biggest Nail Trends We’re Tracking In 2021

With WFH standards continuing into the first quarter, most of the trending nail designs are pleasantly approachable from a DIY angle, and can be upgraded with fun add-ons, like rhinestones or a smiley face. For a peek ahead at what's coming in terms of breakout designs, scroll ahead and find your favorite manicure to try…
How 1-800-Flowers.com became one of the biggest, clunkiest names in Valentine’s Day gifts

How 1-800-Flowers.com became one of the biggest, clunkiest names in Valentine’s Day gifts

This Valentine’s Day, gift givers will spend $2.3 billion on flowers. With delivery more popular than ever in the pandemic, vibrant arrangements of red, pink, purple, and white will make their way to doorsteps across the country, and millions will be coming from a single company: 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. The uniquely named company — few businesses…
An Exhaustive List Of The Biggest & Best After Christmas Day Sales

An Exhaustive List Of The Biggest & Best After Christmas Day Sales

Presents are bought, packages are shipped (hopefully), and now there's only one more to-do on our 2020 lists: after-Christmas sales. On December 26 (or, as early as today!), the discount-wielding gods will grace us with one final round of half-off price tags and BOGO deals before the ball drops on New Year's Eve. All of our favorite retailers, from…
How one of the biggest games of 2020 became one of the most controversial

How one of the biggest games of 2020 became one of the most controversial

It’s rare that anything lives up to its hype. And yet the often astronomically high expectations that consumers set still persist, and sometimes even appear warranted. That seemed to be the case with Cyberpunk 2077, a video game released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on December 10 after many years of buildup.…
Your biggest Covid-19 vaccine questions, answered

Your biggest Covid-19 vaccine questions, answered

It’s been a busy week in vaccine news: The FDA authorized the first Covid-19 vaccine in the US on December 11, and the vaccination campaign is underway. The first US health workers received the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 14. With all of the news around coronavirus vaccines, of course, comes a lot of questions.…

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