October is National Fair Trade Month. Why should this matter to you? If you’re making more ethical and informed decisions about the products you buy, whether it’s coffee or clothing, you should know the Fair Trade seal means that the farmers and workers behind the brands are paid fairly, fragile ecosystems are protected, communities are supported, and supply chains remain socially conscious. Add grooming products to your list.
Some of the best and most effective natural ingredients for your skin and hair, including coconut, argan, apricot, and brazil nut oils, are produced by small-scale farmers around the world. If you’re filling your body with organic food and drinking Fair Trade-certified beverages, consider taking the same care for the ingredients you’re slathering on your skin and hair. They’re often a healthier alternative—and easier to find than ever online and at your local stores. Here, a dozen of the best grooming products to treat your body—and your soul.
If you’re a fan of shopping ethical and sustainable products, you’ve probably already heard of Buckle & Seam. The brand prides itself on keeping high standards for each and every product sold: From only using stunning raw materials to ensuring each product is handmade in Karachi, Pakistan, under high standard working conditions, Buckle & Seam is committed to not just creating beautiful briefcases and laptop bags, but giving back to the community, too. Whether you’re looking for a new weekender, wallet, or phone sleeve, this top-quality brand will become your go-to pick.
Take a look at some of our favorite Buckle & Seam picks.
Whether you’re barbecuing, hitting the trails or spending the weekend in, Labor Day is a great time to get cracking on your fall wardrobe. With sales from Huckberry, Backcountry and Todd Snyder going on, you can now score a few stylish pieces without having to make a huge dent in your wallet. Everything from jackets, hiking gear, comfy knits and more are marked down to whip your closet into shape. Scroll down to browse the items we immediately added to our carts.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.
Regardless of whether you prefer a classic t-shirt and jeans or have an affinity for well-made statement pieces, Mr. Porter is out there to get your wardrobe ready for fall.
If you’re on the hunt for an investment piece that’ll last you through the holidays, need new office-appropriate attire, or just want to get some comfortable gear to wear around the house, the award-winning online shop has you covered. With plenty of high-end picks to choose from including footwear, trousers, and swimwear, there’s something out there for you and your budget. To upgrade your fall staples, we spied a few items to get you started.
Scroll down for some of our favorites to add to your lineup.
If you’re looking for a new coat to stay warm and ready to conquer the trails during your cold-weather hikes, we found the perfect jacket to kick your adventures into overdrive: the Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hooded Down Jacket.
The Backcountry-exclusive style is made with a combination of 850-fill goose down and strategically placed Coreloft insulation (read: there’s practically no way you can get cold while wearing this jacket). It’s light and durable too, so it won’t weigh you down.
The one feature that makes this outerwear piece special: its adjustable, insulated hood. While you never know what Mother Nature will bring your way, this hood protects your head from wind and cold to allow you to power through your hike. The slim fit will also ensure you won’t look like a giant marshmallow, unlike other puffy coats out there. Available in 13 colors ranging from neutral to vibrant shades, you can find the shade that works best for you and your wardrobe.
If your current closet primarily consists of board shorts, tees, and flip flops, now is as good a time as any to start thinking about your fall wardrobe. Luckily for you and your beach-appropriate gear, there’s a sale going on that’ll help transition your closet to the colder months without breaking the bank.
The Topman Final Clearance Sale has plenty of pieces to choose from for an autumnal upgrade, from dress shirts to casual sweaters. Almost everything is up to 50 percent off, so scroll down and see some of the items we’ve already added to our carts.
It’s been a wild ride for the Hawaiian shirt. But after more than 80 years of going in and out of style, the summer look is back—and it’s never looked better.
Today’s Hawaiian shirt is the ultimate throwback: Created in the 1930s, these vivid layers were originally known as aloha shirts (and are still called that on the islands), and they’ve been riding trend waves ever since.
The fashion world’s shift toward outlandish colors and patterns led to their recent resurgence, and because they’ve been around so long, they won’t look out of place at your next barbecue. The trick? Don’t wear anything that’s going to compete with your pineapple- or jellyfish-printed wardrobe addition.
Spring is a time of transition, which means you need to be ready for anything. Whether youâre walking in rain or sunshine, on the sidewalk or up a mountain, arming yourself with a handful of trusted boots is a smart way to stay prepped and look stylish. Lucky for you thereâs a whole spectrum of options that you can wear all year longâand on more occasions than you might think, if theyâre styled correctly. Scroll down and strap up: weâve assembled a list of the best boots you can wear in the springtime and beyond.
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Halloween is a great opportunity to get creative. If your children wear glasses, why not incorporate their frames into their costumes?
Many famous literary characters, pop culture icons and even superheroes wear glasses (or at least their secret identities do).
Here are 19 Halloween costume ideas for kids who wear glasses. Admittedly many of the glasses in these photos are likely not prescription, but if your child wears a cool pair of frames for impaired vision, these costumes could be a great way to incorporate them.
He got so many compliments and even requests for advice from fellow dads that he started a class to teach fathers how to do their daughters’ hair. The free class, which was held at the International Academy in South Daytona, Fla., on Oct. 6, provided tutorials from brushing the girls’ hair to learning how to do braids and buns. The dads also received goody bags with supplies so they can continue their hair-styling journeys.
Morgese shared photos from the class on Reddit on Oct. 7. So far, the photos have been viewed more than 2 million times.
The class was such a success that Morgese started the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory Facebook page to share updates. In a post on the page, the dad wrote that the commitment from the fathers in the class was “admirable.” “I’m so proud of you guys,” he wrote.
Morgese also told BuzzFeed News he plans on having more classes in the future. So get ready, dads. We have a feeling spots will go fast.
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[[tmz:video id=”0_aciluc8k”]] James Harden is officially the greatest boozed up spokesman in sports history after making an amazing pitch for Adidas and disavowing Nike … while spilling out of a club at 2 AM.
They say marriage is all about compromise. If that’s the case, newlyweds Kia Parsons and Billy Bunning are off to an excellent start.
The UK couple had different visions when it came to their wedding cake; the bride wanted an all-white tiered cake with cascading sugar flowers. The groom, on the other hand, wanted to incorporate his love of comic book superheroes into the confection. So they met somewhere in the middle:
Julia Baker of Tier by Tier cake design created the cake for the couple’s August 14 wedding in Milton Keynes, England. One side is the traditional-looking cake the bride wanted. On the other side, icing curtains reveal the logos of Marvel characters Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man, as well as Batman from the DC Comics camp.
“I loved every minute making this cake, as I knew it would be something that people would be surprised at and appeal to all the Marvel fans!” Julia told The Huffington Post.
In all, she spent 40 hours on the cake. It took 12 hours to make the sugar flowers, and the cake-baking and building took about 28 hours.
Needless to say, Kia and Billy were thrilled with the finished product.
“Julia did such a fantastic job and we were completely overwhelmed by how brilliant it looked!” the bride told HuffPost. “From most angles of the room, the cake looked like a traditional wedding cake — just what we had wanted. It wasn’t until the cake was moved for us to cut that our guests realized there was a hidden extra. Some didn’t even realize until the photos went online after the wedding!”
On Tuesday, a photo of the cake began going viral when it was shared by the Life Of Dad Facebook page.
“I was surprised at how popular it was and how quickly the pictures circulated on social media,” Julia said. “I have plenty more ideas to work on and I am calling these ‘double-take cakes.'”
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But if Didga was inclined toward performance, she still needed training.
Dollwet also says he’s worked with her tons, using “lots of patience and lots of well-timed food reinforcement.”
And sure, part of the point of putting Didga’s amazing repertoire on display is to advertise Dollwet’s training abilities. (He’s got a pet training business in Australia, now — his canine clients often hang out with Didga.)
But another big aim is getting the world excited about cats. Especially rescue cats like Didga, who currently fill shelters, and might get snatched up a lot faster if folks realized just how much more fun they could be having with their feline friends.
“Cats can learn all sorts of things as long as you have patience and knowledge to teach them the right way,” says Dollwet, who’s put up a couple dozen YouTube tutorials on cat training so you and your cat can enjoy all sorts of hobbies together as well.
Of course even the most precocious kitty needs some down time.
Dollwet probably doesn’t mean to brag too much here, either, but he really can’t help himself: Didga is top cat — a “great companion” — in that department, too. And he’s got an Instagram feed full of photos to prove it.
“Her tricks are taught over weeks, months, even years. Just a little bit every day,” Dollwet says. “The rest of the time is spent doing normal cat things around my house.”
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The rainbow-colored cake held by the Maytag man alludes, of course, to those bakers who have refused to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples on the grounds that doing so would violate their religious beliefs.
Way to go, Maytag.
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In the video, Minaj and Queen Bey play with squirt guns in inflatable pools in pink fur coats, eat cheeseburgers in a bounce house, have a champagne pool party and share Now and Laters. It’s pretty much the summer party of your dreams. (And proof that bucket hats only look good on Beyoncé.)
Where to begin with the “Jane the Virgin” Season 1 finale? How about with a phrase frequently uttered by its narrator: “Let’s do this!”
Just over a year ago, members of the media began getting copies of the pilot for “Jane the Virgin.” By August, there was hardly a TV reporter or critic who didn’t have a mild or major crush on the show. It was so smart and precisely calibrated; it was bold and melodramatic at times, but it efficiently mixed heartfelt family drama into its telenovela constructs. The “Jane the Virgin” pilot was simply light-years better than most of the turgid, forced pilots the broadcast networks aired last year.
But did any critic really believe the show could sustain the impressive deftness of the pilot for an entire season? Asked to contemplate that possibility, critics tended to get worried expression on their faces. Of course, we wanted to bet on Jane Gloriana Villanueva and her family; we wanted to think it could be done. But TV is in the business of breaking hearts, and many a fine show has gone down in flames a few months, or sometimes just weeks, after a promising debut.
How awesome is it that “Jane the Virgin” rewarded our faith in it with an incredibly strong and entertaining first season. The finale energetically capped a series of season-long sagas that kept twisting and turning every week without generally losing their shape, and now that we know Jane, Rogelio, Xiomara, Alba, Michael, Rafael and even Petra better, nearly every moment of the finale landed with more force and every in-joke was that much more fun. Not only has a lot of old business been wrapped up, there will clearly be many soapy twists and tear-inducing moments when Jane, her little son Mateo and the rest of her clan return in the fall.
But without further ado, here are a few of my favorite elements of the fab Season 1 finale:
The baby! The idea of Jane becoming a mother is so familiar by now that it had practically become mundane — except, as things transpired in the finale, it wasn’t! It was genuinely moving when Jane held her tiny son in her arms, and before that, the sight of the three Villanueva women together, with Xio cheering on Jane and repeating what Alba had told her during Jane’s birth, was just magic. There has been a lot of turmoil lately when it comes to the men in Jane’s life, but the show returned to its core strength in that scene: It focused on the three women of the family, whose love for each other and for the new member of the family could practically be felt in waves coming off the screen.
The name! When Alba started crying at Jane naming the baby Mateo, well, forget it. If you didn’t at least get a lump in your throat, you’re a monster. And if there is a sweeter and more emotionally effective scene on TV this year, I will eat my hat and then cry a little more.
The bus! Not a lot of TV shows feature multiple working-class characters, and shows that do tend to be serious, if not depressing or downbeat. One of the best aspects of “Jane the Virgin” is that it takes the Villanueva’s budget and bills seriously, but it never assumes that the characters are downtrodden or unhappy about their lives — quite the opposite, in fact. The show celebrates their hard work and aspirations while not getting too sentimental about what it’s like to have to think hard about where each dollar will go. In any event, the whole bus trip was delightful and hilarious, and it was typical of the way the show celebrates the way hard-working people look out for each other. The wild bus trip was also one of many callbacks to the pilot, which also showed Jane taking public transportation and being addressed by a talking Rogelio poster. In the finale, though, even the crosstalk by the bus passengers was a hoot (“Is there a doctor on board?” “I’m a vet.”)
The narrator! The Latin Lover Narrator has been a delight from the start, but his presence has only become more enjoyable over time. The finale gave his lively personality even more room to shine (“Zoinks!”), as he alternated between narration modes, one minute cheering on Jane, the next minute commenting on the action and in other scenes, reminding us of various shenanigans that transpired during an eventful Season 1. I’ll miss the show during the summer, but I may miss the warm voice of the narrator (Anthony Mendez) most of all.
Rogelio! “Jane the Virgin” is a busy show with lots of plots to keep spinning, which sometimes cuts into Rogelio’s screen time, and I’m sure he would agree that that is a tragedy. Every moment of Jaime Camil’s screen time in the pilot was gold, from his petulant conversation with Xio in Vegas to his clear desire to hashtag the birth of his grandson (#TeamMatelio).
A surprise Vegas wedding! Ro and Xio are married! Zoinks!
So many little things. Even as the show pulled off big moves— Mateo was abducted! Sin Rostro is back! Michael’s spy-worthy stratagems! — it had fun with the smaller moments and less showy scenes. Michael and Rafael fighting over Jane and her giving them expert side-eye was great, as was our introduction to Rogelio’s wake-up song (“It’s another beautiful day to be Rogelio!”). Not only was the finale expertly constructed, it was just zippy and moved fast, but it didn’t rush past any of the emotional moments, all of which were very effective. It’s killing me that we have to wait until the fall for more “Jane the Virgin” goodness.
The stats! OK, this is cheating a little bit, given that this factoid relates to Season 1 as a whole, not just the finale. But this information is worth pointing out. During its first season, “Jane the Virgin” employed 15 directors. Nine of them were women, and four of them were women of color. And, as it happened, during its first season, the show received the CW’s first-ever Golden Globe, its first-ever Peabody Award and lots of other attention and acclaim. Well, how about that?
Ryan McGee and I will discuss the “Jane the Virgin” finale, as well as the most recent episode of “Mad Men,” in a Talking TV podcast that will be posted Tuesday evening.
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Oak Street brunch and live music favorite Live Oak Cafe (8141 Oak) is now reopen after a major remodeling effort kept the a.m. hotspot closed during an "extensive winter hiatus," Ian McNulty reports this week.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy’s famous “Star Trek” character.
For years, Canadians have been wielding pens to draw Spock’s pointy Vulcan ears, sharp eyebrows and signature bowl haircut on the fiver’s image of Laurier, Canada’s first Francophone prime minister. Canada’s central bank said this week it’s not illegal to deface or even mutilate banknotes, although there are laws that prohibit reproducing a current bill electronically.
Nonetheless, bank spokeswoman Josianne Menard calls scribbling on bills inappropriate because it defaces a Canadian symbol and source of national pride. Menard says defaced bills may not circulate for as long and risk being rejected. Entertainment – The Huffington Post
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What better way to end Black History Month and begin Women’s History Month, than with a tribute to a legendary thinker, writer and leader like Maya Angelou? The words of one of the late poet’s most famous works, ‘Phenomenal Woman,’ are brought to life and spoken by young black girls in a video released by Nickelodeon that’s nothing short of inspiring.
The video was made in collaboration with the Because of Them, We Can campaign, a project started by Eunique Jones Gibson, a photographer and mother of two who felt inspired to connect her children — and all young people — with their rich cultural history. The result is a marriage of past and present in images that promise a bright future.
Maya Angelou was right, and these young girls know it: “Phenomenal woman, that’s me.”
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Conservatives are always outraged about something. A few weeks ago, we told you about the right-wing umbrage being tossed around — not because of Obamacare — but because of good old comic books. Well, for the conservative Comic-Con set, it’s getting worse.
Conservative comic book writers have already complained that illustrated heroes have become too complicated. Superman is “less patriotic.” Batman is too “dark and ambiguous.” Moral relativism is ruining our cherished American medium, and the real villains are those crazy liberals conspiring to keep conservative cartoonists from telling their wholesome stories!
There’s only so much that conservative comic fans can stand before they corner the market on Kryptonite and hold the world hostage, they cried!
All this yammer was before Marvel Comics thwakked conservatives this week with a double-whammy. First, we learned that the hammer-wielding Marvel character Thor will be reintroduced to readers as a woman. And the new Captain America will be black! Holy agenda, Batman!
This might have been enough to send these folks over the cliff. But then we read some incredible news, this time from Archie Comics: Archie Andrews, beloved white-bread icon since 1941, will be killed off in a storyline that has him taking a bullet for a gay gun-control advocate.
Yes, you read that right. “Life With Archie,” a progressive Archie Comics spin-off that imagines Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead as adults dealing with cancer and money troubles, first made news when it introduced an openly gay character, Kevin Keller. Keller is portrayed as a military veteran turned U.S. Senator who later went on to get gay married and take a firm stance in favor of gun control.
And now there’s this: The four-year-old spin-off series will conclude when Archie gets in between the gay gun-control Senator Keller and his would-be assassin.
If conservative comic book fans were sock-hopping mad before, this news is going to have them lining up at the Acme Corporation for a stockpile of instant holes and dynamite plungers.
Speaking of dynamite plungers, comic book characters do die. Jimmy Olsen, Lex Luther and even Hercules are pushing up daises along with hundreds of others.
So, back to those conservative writers who are complaining that comic book publishers don’t let them tell their stories. Are they of the opinion that everything should always stay the same, thank you very much, and let’s stop messing with things? Or would they take the side of killing off cherished characters?
We’d like to think these writers would rise to the challenge. No good writer, conservative or not, could forever resist the opportunity for a bold story move — even if that meant killing off an important character.
But how would they do it? If Archie Andrews is taking a bullet for homosexuals and gun-control advocates, how would these conservative writers put their spin on the inevitable death of a cherished character? And, more important, who would they kill? And how would they do it? Tell us what YOU think!
Spike TV has revealed a first look at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s roast tribute to legendary comedian Don Rickles — and it’s packed with the charm and laughs people have come to expect from the dynamic duo.
Fey revealed her and Poehler’s involvement in Spike’s “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles” during a segment on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” earlier this month. Apparently the women had only been at the famous Apollo Theater, where the 90-minute special was taped, for about a minute before they were pushed on stage.
Spike also released a few other clips from the roast that feature Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and the man himself, Don Rickles. (Watch below.)
Among the other talents who showed up to show their respect to Rickles were David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel, John Stamos, Bob Newhart, Regis Philbin, Ray Romano and Brad Garrett.
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