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Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform

Biden’s secret weapon for criminal justice reform

As a senator in the 1980s and ’90s, Joe Biden spearheaded many of the laws that escalated America’s war on drugs — including mandatory minimum sentences and other harsh penalties that fueled a population explosion in federal prisons. Since then, Biden has acknowledged he got some of this wrong. Now he has a chance to…
Shhh, Madewell’s Secret Stock Sale Has New Styles Up To 70% Off

Shhh, Madewell’s Secret Stock Sale Has New Styles Up To 70% Off

What’s in Madewell’s secret sauce? Whatever the brand uses to spike its togs with universal appeal is nothing short of magic — try as we might, we can’t seem to stop browsing the site. And it just got even harder to tear ourselves away: for a limited time, Madewell’s Secret Stock Sale is blessing our…
Hmm… Over 100 Secret Service Members Have Contracted COVID

Hmm… Over 100 Secret Service Members Have Contracted COVID

It should come as no surprise that the president would endanger the lives of people whose job it is to protect him. The Trump administration has failed to protect Americans from the virus, first by downplaying it early on and then spreading misinformation about how people can protect themselves. The deaths of more than 240,000…
This Secret Page Shows You The High-Rated Goods Trending On Amazon

This Secret Page Shows You The High-Rated Goods Trending On Amazon

We all know that Amazon, like Regina George’s hair, is full of secrets. Whether it’s the hidden gems that our readers surface on a monthly basis, underground beauty hits like this $4 exfoliating washcloth, or a curated shop devoted entirely to artisan-made goods, there are surprises to be found when you probe the e-tailer’s thousands…
“Teasylights” Are The Secret To Natural-Looking Highlights

“Teasylights” Are The Secret To Natural-Looking Highlights

A hybrid of traditional highlights and balayage, the technique of teasylighting involves — you guessed it — teasing the hair before sweeping on lightener. Sabrina Yamani Yamga, a colorist at Alex Brown's SPACE Studio in Chicago, breaks it down for us. "Similar to balayage, teasylights create a softly-blended highlight off the root," Yamga explains, adding…
The Secret History ends in incest and gunshots as Vox Book Club’s May pick draws to a close

The Secret History ends in incest and gunshots as Vox Book Club’s May pick...

And so we come to the end of The Secret History — but not to the end of our discussion! Next week, we’ll be meeting on Zoom for our May live event. “But Constance,” you say, “what could possibly top April’s event with N.K. Jemisin? Surely you haven’t landed Donna Tartt herself?” No I have…
A secret recording of a Trump dinner confirms one of Lev Parnas’s allegations

A secret recording of a Trump dinner confirms one of Lev Parnas’s allegations

When Rudy Giuliani’s fixer Lev Parnas publicly claimed last week that President Donald Trump knew everything he was doing with regards to Ukraine, he was greeted with some skepticism. And Trump has repeatedly denied even knowing who Parnas is. But ABC News has posted a recording that seems to back up one of Parnas’s claims…
THIS Is The Secret To Getting A Golden Glow All Year Round — No Wash Off Required

THIS Is The Secret To Getting A Golden Glow All Year Round — No...

The coconut-scented, argan-oil-infused self-tanner works as such: Once you sweep the light-as-air foam allover your skin with an application mitt, the quick-absorbing formula dries within seconds, allowing you to throw on an outfit and get on with your day as soon as you're done. (The finish is more of a light sheen vs. a dark…
The Secret To Fulfilling Your Creative Potential, According To R29’s Piera Gelardi (& Our Readers)

The Secret To Fulfilling Your Creative Potential, According To R29’s Piera Gelardi (& Our...

For Gelardi, inspiration often strikes “in the middle of the night,” but she’s at her most creative when she’s surrounded by her collaborators. Still, no two creatives are exactly alike; when we teamed up with Adobe for its creativity conference, Adobe MAX, to poll R29 readers on Instagram, they mostly said the opposite: 72% said they were most creative alone,…
This Secret Message Ring Uses Victorian-Era Code To Create A Modern Gift

This Secret Message Ring Uses Victorian-Era Code To Create A Modern Gift

When it comes to a thoughtful holiday gift, there’s nothing like jewelry — and when it comes to jewelry, there’s nothing more awww-inducing than something simple, delicate, and personalized. While there are a lot of customizable baubles out there, the challenge comes in finding something that’s streamlined enough to suit a variety of personal styles…

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