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Where Do Synthetic Wigs Go When We’re Done With Them?

Where Do Synthetic Wigs Go When We’re Done With Them?

A leading synthetic-hair innovation will soon be more widely available: Raw Society Hair has created the world’s first 100% compostable braiding hair extension using banana fiber extracted from the stem of banana trees. As the stem purely connects the fruit and the tree, it is a natural byproduct of farming; using it in this way…
Here’s Where Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix Got Their Post-Oscars Vegan Burgers

Here’s Where Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix Got Their Post-Oscars Vegan Burgers

Phoenix has a reputation for thinking aloud about many of the moral quandaries that trouble us today.c. At the BAFTA’s, he admitted he was “ashamed” to be a part of Hollywood’s diversity problem. He has also been wearing the same tuxedo to all the awards shows that The Joker has taken him to this season.…
Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

When you picture hippies, you probably think of bell bottoms, long hair, and LSD. You might also think of a very specific graphic design and illustration style, seen on concert posters and album covers: curly, cloudy, barely legible lettering; trippy color combinations; and decorative meandering borders. This style was first conceived in San Francisco by…
Sex On Screen Is Such An Anticlimax For Women. Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Sex On Screen Is Such An Anticlimax For Women. Where Did It All Go...

Slowly but surely, we're seeing films and TV shows moving away from male-centric portrayals of pleasure and towards more relatable depictions for women. Netflix has been a forerunner in destigmatizing sex for younger generations: alongside Sex Education, End Of The F****** World and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before have tackled everything from awkward…
Meghan Markle Stands Up For Women’s Rights In A Country Where They’re Under Attack

Meghan Markle Stands Up For Women’s Rights In A Country Where They’re Under Attack

Meghan shared that on Thursday, she hosted an event honoring women, including Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, an anti-apartheid activist who led 20,000 women in a 1956 human rights protest; Nompendulo Mkatshwa, one of the youngest women in Parliament; and Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng, the first Black female South African to get a Ph.D in mathematics education. “Issues…
Magic Jeans That Fit You & All Your Friends Flawlessly? Here’s Where To Get Them

Magic Jeans That Fit You & All Your Friends Flawlessly? Here’s Where To Get...

It's not portrayed in the movies, but the problem with a pair of jeans that magically fits every member of a friend group is that there would, inevitably, be custody battles over who got to wear them which weekend. Not so with Old Navy's denim relaunch — now with improved construction (think: contoured waistband for…
Where To Get Your Makeup Done In New York City

Where To Get Your Makeup Done In New York City

Sasha Cruz Cruz has earned the trust of R29 Beauty Director Cat Quinn, who has already requested her on Glamsquad, the on-demand beauty service app, three times. "I’m getting married this year, and between the bridal showers and engagement photos, there have been a lot of events. I’ve used Glamsquad for every one — and…
Secret Make-Outs Are Hot — Here’s Where To Have One

Secret Make-Outs Are Hot — Here’s Where To Have One

"We were at an event, don't remember what. We'd been dating for about two months, I'd already made it clear I wanted to keep it discreet (too much PDA is icky to me, and yes, I am a prude). We were walking out of said event, trying to make arrangements to get food, when he…
All The States Where Weed Is Legal

All The States Where Weed Is Legal

Support for marijuana legalization, however, is at a record high. According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center in January 2018, 61% of Americans think weed should be legalized. That support has translated to many changes in policy. For example, in June 2019, Illinois became the first state to legalize the possession and…
Maybe You Can Afford To Buy A Home, After All — Here’s Where To Start

Maybe You Can Afford To Buy A Home, After All — Here’s Where To Start

Whether you’re finding a mortgage plan, saving for a down payment, negotiating a contract, or just shopping around, it’s all more manageable than you think, so long as you have the right resources on your side. Lucky for you, we've already done the work. We tapped Priya Malani, founder of financial planning firm Stash Wealth,…

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