- Business Insider 20:00November 21, 2019These twin sisters graduated Stanford and went straight to Silicon Valley's hottest startup incubator. Now, they've raised $2.5 million to build software that helps companies hire more diverse teams.Searchlight On Thursday, the hiring software startup Searchlight announced it raised a $2.5 million seed round led by Accel.
Searchlight was founded by twin sisters Kerry and Anna Wang, twin sisters who graduated Stanford last year and went to the famed startup incubator Y Combinator this year. They say that employers would sometimes think that their resumes were just too similar.
The company provides an alternative way of looking at hiring: Rather than rely so much on the resume, Searchlight puts more focus on helping employers vet a job candidate's references.
This approach can lead to more diverse teams, because an emphasis on the resume can lead employers to go with "the safer hire," the Wang sisters say.
Read more on the Business Insider homepage. When applying for internships, Kerry and Anna Wang often had trouble distinguishing themselves from one another.
Not only are they twin sisters — they both attended Stanford University for their undergraduate and masters degrees, during which time they both interned at Google and at McKinsey & Company, before they both graduated last year. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Cloud computing startups are back in a big way, and Clumio just made it official by scooping $135 million in funding 3 months after it launchedMicrosoft Teams just hit 20 million daily active users, beating its rival Slack once againThe CEO of developer startup Sentry explains the huge change it made to its business to prevent Amazon and other startups from profiting off its codeSEE ALSO: NetApp and Google Cloud, whose CEOs are twin brothers, announce an expanded partnership because 'it would be crazy for us not to bring our services there'
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 21, 2019We Were Mothers When We Had Abortions – These Are Our Stories
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- Breitbart News 07:19November 21, 2019Biden Repeatedly Says 'Punching at It' While Touting Domestic Violence PlanFormer Vice President Joe Biden repeatedly used the term "punching at it" while touting his plan combat violence against women on Wednesday.
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- Business Insider 00:26November 21, 2019There are 10 major movies coming to theaters Christmas week — here they all areLucasfilm, Mandarin Films, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures From "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" to "Bombshell" there are a lot of movies coming out around the holidays.
Insider rounds up the many films you can look forward to around Christmas.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite the holiday, Christmas is one of the most popular times to head out to the movies.
This year, there are four films opening on Christmas Day and a handful of other potential blockbusters opening the weekend before.
Not sure what to see? Insider rounded up the wider releases that will be out around the holidays. It's a lot more than just "Star Wars."1. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"
Release date: December 20, 2019
What it's about: The big holiday event of the year is Disney and Lucasfilm's "Star Wars" sequel. It's the culmination of nine movies, wrapping up the Skywalker Saga, which started in 1977's "A New Hope."
Why you should see it: The "Star Wars" universe has left a lot of questions unanswered while teasing many more. Will we finally learn the truth about Rey's parentage and what's up with her new lightsaber? How will Princess Leia's story wrap up? Is Emperor Palpatine back from the dead?
Director J.J. Abrams has a massive task ahead of him. After delivering a nostalgic return to a galaxy far, far away in "The Force Awakens," Abrams is tasked with closing out the franchise after a divisive eighth entry into the franchise. Hopefully, he wraps up everything neatly in "Episode IX" to bring the saga to a satisfying close.
Watch the final trailer for the movie here.
Read more: 'Star Wars' fans are going wild with theories about Rey's red lightsaber in the new 'Rise of Skywalker' teaser
Release date: December 20, 2019
What it's about: Based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber play, a group of cats, the Jellicles, decide to send one cat to "the Heaviside Layer" (aka heaven) to be reborn.
Why we're interested one way or another: As bizarre as the trailers may be, the film has too many big stars to ignore it. Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Hudson, and more are in the cast.
You can see the full cast of "Cats" and who they're playing here.
BRON Studios/GEM Entertainment
Release date: December 20, 2019
What it's about: "Bombshell" follows the real-life events surrounding the resignation of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. He stepped down after Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and other women accused him of sexual harassment.
Why to see it: The Ailes scandal was one of the first instances of women speaking out against powerful sexual harassers, since it happened about a year before the Me Too movement really took off. It'll be interesting to see how the filmmakers approach the subject matter in retrospect, given our attitudes towards toxic masculinity and abuses of power now.
You can watch the trailer here.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Prince Andrew tried to discredit the Jeffrey Epstein victim who says she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17. His alibis don't add up.The new 'Cats' trailer takes us deeper into the bizarre movie starring Taylor Swift and other A-list celebritiesDisney just announced all of its movies through 2027 — here they are
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 20, 2019Why I Dated A Guy Who Fetishised Me For Being A Black Woman
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 20, 2019Birth Diaries: ‘I Felt A Warm Gush, Then Blood Hit The Wall’
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- AdWeek 19:35November 19, 2019Usain Bolt’s Next Impossible Goal: Finishing a Sam’s Club Run in 3 MinutesSam's Club wants its customers to know they can get all their shopping done in a jiffy-at the speed of, say, an Olympic sprinter. In the bulk retailer's latest spot produced by MONO, Usain Bolt flies down the aisles to check off all 20 items, including a large unicorn and a Christmas wreath, in under...
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- Business Insider 17:00November 19, 2019Ohio's proposed abortion ban would require doctors to re-implant ectopic pregnancies, but that's not possibleIn Ohio, pro-life groups and 20 Republican lawmakers recently proposed an abortion ban that if passed would, in most cases, consider doctors who perform abortions guilty of aggravated murder.
The new proposal would also require doctors to attempt to reimplant ectoptic pregnancies in the uterus. Ectopic pregnancies occur when a fertilized egg attaches itself outside of the uterus, where it can't grow.
The Ohio proposal ignores the fact that re-implanting an ectopic pregnancy in the uterus is "physiologically impossible," according to Dr. Chris Zahn, vice president of practice activities at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Attempting to re-implant an ectopic pregnancy can be extremely dangerous, but treating it correctly can save a woman's life. Visit Insider's homepage for more. In Ohio, pro-life groups and 20 Republican lawmakers recently proposed an abortion ban that if passed would, in most cases, consider doctors who perform abortions guilty of aggravated murder and lead to a life sentence or the death penalty, the Columbus Dispatch reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:George and Kellyanne Conway appeared on opposing TV networks after Wednesday’s impeachment hearings, and had extremely different takeawaysA nursery song based on 'Wheels on the Bus' teaches women how to do a breast cancer self-examTrump jokingly told Jewish donors that he could one day be Israel’s prime minister
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- Huffington Post UK 14:15November 19, 2019The 'Beauty And Uniqueness' Of Vitiligo Captured In Photo Series
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- Business Insider 23:51November 18, 2019The Modern Loafer is one of Everlane's most popular shoes — we wore them to find out if they lived up to the hypeEverlane/Facebook Everlane's Modern Loafers ($168) are structured classic staples made from premium leather that are versatile enough to be worn in and outside of the office.
Four women tested the loafers and found that the shoes look great, but the loafers either fit the wearer just right or were too big even though Everlane suggests sizing up a half-size.
You can read our thoughts below, or pick up a pair to try out yourself at Everlane. They're available in soft leather with three color options and also black suede. Product Embed: Product Name: Everlane The Modern Loafer Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dc1a1743afd3746af518f94&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
Everlane is the place to go if you're looking for wardrobe basics at fair and transparent prices. Here at Insider Picks, we're always excited to try Everlane products. Interestingly, we had never tried one of Everlane's original and most classic shoes, The Modern Loafer, a structured loafer flat made with a 100% Italian leather upper, until now. These timeless loafers are versatile and can be worn with just about any outfit.
The Modern Loafer comes in three leather colors: black, camel, and bone leather and one black suede option. Everlane suggests sizing a half size up as the shoes apparently run narrow. The loafers have received mixed reviews on Everlane's website — people tend to either love them or hate them. We tried the loafers out for ourselves, and although these structured shoes are truly a classic, we had mixed feelings when it came to the fit.
We tried Everlane's Modern Loafer, and here are our thoughts:Everlane
Black Modern Loafer, $168
I always find Everlane's shoes to be hit or miss. I'm either obsessed, as I am with the Day Glove flats (you can read our review here), or I'm...sort of lukewarm, as I am with these loafers. It's not that I don't love the way they look, or even how they feel after a couple of weeks of wear. It's that I've lost patience for shoes that require any significant break-in period, so I'd rather opt for Everlane's Day Loafers, which have an elastic back and flexible leather (here's our review of those too).
I opted for a size 8 (I'm usually a 7.5 in sneakers and a 7.5 to 8 in loafers) and I thought I was going to have to send these back at first. I took a chance wearing the size 8 pair for a while, and after a couple of days, they really started to loosen up. It took about two weeks to break in my pair, and I had to wear socks with them to prevent blisters. For reference, I have medium-width feet.
I won't say they're the best for walking, but they're comfortable enough to wear for a day. Overall, I do really like these loafers now that they're worn in, but if you really don't like to deal with that process, I'd say skip these in favor of the Day Loafer. —Sally Kaplan, Insider Picks editor
Camel Modern Loafer, $168
I've heard great things about Everlane's shoes before and I'm a fan of its Glove Boot, so I was excited to try these loafers. But I gotta say, these were an unexpected let-down. I had such a hard time even fitting into these loafers that I almost gave up on them within five minutes of opening the box. I'm so glad I went with the brand's suggestion of sizing up to a 9 because the shoes are cut so narrow that my usual 8.5 would have been way too small.The leather was initially really stiff and tight, so I had to put my feet through a painful breaking-in process. After a few days of wearing them around the office though, the toe box molded to my feet and was much more comfortable. If you hate the idea of needing to break shoes in, you might not like these Everlane loafers.
Depending on your shoe size, the pointy almond toe might make your feet look a little clown-ish. I was so self-conscious of how long my feet looked in the 9s and kept asking my coworkers their opinions. The general consensus was that it made my feet look "elegant," which is the polite way of saying, "Oh yes, definitely."
I might recommend these loafers to someone with smaller, more narrow feet, but even so, the stiff leather and break-in period might be dealbreakers for some. If you're still interested in the loafers, though, I'd suggest going to an Everlane store or pop inside a Nordstrom to try on a pair first.
—Jada Wong, Insider Picks editor
Bone Modern Loafer, $168
I love Everlane's shoes. For the price, everything I have tried has been great quality and has been stylish too. The problem is, Everlane's footwear can be inconsistent in terms of fit.
Out of the box, I was excited about this pair. I'm not a huge loafer girl, but the sturdy wood sole and polished cream leather looked undeniably classy. With a structured fit, I expected I would have to squeeze my foot into the shoe, but I was surprised that my feet slipped right in.
I usually wear a size 7 or 7.5, but based on Everlane's suggestion to go up a half size I went for the 7.5. My feet were swimming in space, particularly at the heel, which continued to come up as I walked. These seem like beautiful, high-quality shoes, and I wish I had gone with my regular size so I could wear them comfortably. If you have narrower feet, I don't think sizing up is necessary. —Remi Rosmarin, Insider Picks reporter
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- Business Insider 18:24November 18, 2019Bella Thorne posted photos of herself dancing in a bikini because she was so 'excited' she got her periodPhillip Faraone/Getty Images Bella Thorne recently posted three photos of herself in a black bikini, dancing around on a boat.
"I woke up with my period and this is how excited I am," she wrote on Sunday.
The photos were apparently taken in July, when Thorne was celebrating Independence Day with her boyfriend, Benjamin Mascolo, on a yacht off the coast of Sicily.
"You are the most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my entire life," Mascolo commented.
See the photos below. Instagram Embed: //instagram.com/p/B48QBLwHUsC/embed Width: 540px NOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Blake Shelton gave John Legend a pair of bedazzled booty shorts on 'The Voice' for being named Sexiest Man AliveEmilia Clarke stopped Googling herself and reading reviews within a year after 'Game of Thrones' premieredHalsey teamed up with Lady Antebellum at the CMA Awards for a stunning performance and now fans are begging her to make country music
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- Guardian 17:39November 18, 2019Highway to hell: the rise and fall of the carTransforming everything from cities to the climate, the car is perhaps the most important designed object of the 20th century. Our critic travels to the Detroit plant where it all beganA whoop of exhilaration surges through the audience as a pick-up truck rises on to the stage through a trapdoor, its gleaming streamlined body emerging through swirling clouds of dry ice. There are laser beams and pounding rock music as a pair of robotic arms mime the balletic movements of welding and spraying its bodywork. A blast of air comes from a hidden bank of fans and a dramatic rumble shakes our seats. This, a thunderous voice tells us, is the Ford F-150 pick-up, officially the best-selling vehicle in US history.I am watching this spectacle in the 4D cinema of Ford’s River Rouge factory in Detroit, where the whooping audience taking the tour of the plant is being treated to a story that, unlikely as it sounds, has all the drama of a Hollywood movie. This factory changed not only mechanised production, but the world as we know it. Boasting its own docks, an electricity plant, a steel mill and a whopping 100 miles of railroad track, River Rouge was the biggest factory in the world when it opened in 1928. It even had its own fire stations, a police force and a fully staffed hospital. During the depths of the great depression, it still managed to employ 100,000 people. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 13:10November 18, 2019Woman Runs 90 Marathons Barefoot – Here's What Her Feet Look Like
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- Guardian 09:00November 18, 2019Foetus 18 Weeks: the greatest photograph of the 20th century?In the 1950s, photojournalist Lennart Nilsson set out to capture the earliest stages of existence. His foetus images seized the public imagination – and sparked a controversy that has raged ever sinceIn April 1965, Life magazine put a photograph called Foetus 18 Weeks on its cover and caused a sensation. The issue was a spectacular success, the fastest-selling copy in Life’s entire history. In full colour and crystal clear detail, the picture showed a foetus in its amniotic sac, with its umbilical cord winding off to the placenta. The unborn child, floating in a seemingly cosmic backdrop, appears vulnerable yet serene. Its eyes are closed and its tiny, perfectly formed fists are clutched to its chest.Capturing that most universal of subjects, our own creation, Foetus 18 Weeks was one of the 20th century’s great photographs, as emotive as it was technically impressive, even by today’s standards. And its impact was enormous, growing into something its creator struggled to control, as the image was hijacked by the fledgling anti-abortion movement. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 17, 2019Tweakments And Top-Ups: Are Young Women Happy With A Flawless Face?
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- Breitbart News 23:28November 16, 2019Young Turks Founder Running for Katie Hill's Seat Posted Crude, Sexual ‘Rules’ for WomenThe Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur, who is running for former Rep. Katie Hill's (D-CA) vacant seat in California's 25th Congressional District, posted crude and sexual "rules for women" online, which resurfaced on Friday.
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- The Guardian(UK) 18:35November 16, 2019Record number of women to stand in general electionOver a third of candidates are female and Labour is first main party to field majority of womenA record number of female candidates are expected to stand in next month’s general election, with women making up a third of nominations.More than 1,100 women have registered as candidates, 34% of the total, marking an increase from 29% in 2017 and 26% in 2015. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 10:00November 16, 2019Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: ‘We cannot give in. That’s how they win’Losing the 2016 US election was ‘devastating’, but Clinton is keeping up the fight. Mother and daughter talk about authoritarianism, inspiring women and why thrillers are the perfect escapeIf there is a prevailing message in Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s The Book of Gutsy Women – albeit perhaps not precisely the one they meant – it is that making change for women and girls is painful, tough, and requires almost inhuman reserves of personal grit. The volume is a collection of mini-biographies of “gutsy” women, and its intended mood, I surmise, is upbeat and inspirational. The subjects range from the learned 17th-century Mexican nun Suor Juana de la Cruz to the bracingly named Cherokee politician Barbara Mankiller. But behind the celebratory gloss the real “take-home”, to use the requisite Ted Talk phrase, is this: toughen up. The fight is on.“My view,” Hillary says, “is that we are going to continue to progress – there is too much energy behind that, and women are not going to easily surrender to the pressures they are now facing. But we have to be aware that it doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because women and men continue to point out the unfairness and oppression and absurdity of trying to put women out of the public arena.” Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:31November 15, 2019I had the condition that ‘broke down’ Nike runner Mary Cain's body, and I wasn't even an elite athleteFinisherPix I was diagnosed with female athlete triad, now known as relative energy deficiency in sport, as a freshman in college about 15 years ago.
The condition involves not eating enough to support your activity level, and losing your period and some bone mass as a result.
Elite runner Mary Cain said recently that the male coaching system at the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project valued thinness, which led her to develop the condition. Her condition eventually led to five broken bones, and derailed her mental health and promising athletic career.
Other top-tier athletes have echoed her experience, noting that undereating — whether driven by a coaching system, societal pressures, or a combination of many factors — is pervasive, though overlooked, among female athletes of all levels.
My experience with RED-S as an active — yet not elite — runner demonstrates that the condition can go beyond competitive athletes or sports programs that emphasize results above all else.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When my college peers were plunging into bowls of unlimited soft-serve and debriefing nights out over pepperoni pizza, I was running miles around an indoor track, going to bed just early enough to avoid the inevitable hunger pangs that would otherwise keep me awake.
I remember once watching another young woman order a thick-breaded sandwich with turkey, cheese, and avocado from a cafe and thinking, quite matter-of-factly, that I would never be able to do that. That I simply wasn't one of those people who could, well, eat. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:An athlete who spoke out against Nike's running program in 2015 says Mary Cain's allegations could 'change the future of the sport'A once-Olympic hopeful who said her body broke down after working with a Nike coach had a disturbingly common conditionA once-Olympic hopeful says her male running coach at Nike told her to lose so much weight that her body started breaking down completely
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- Business Insider 19:38November 15, 2019A nursery song based on 'Wheels on the Bus' teaches women how to do a breast cancer self-examBreast Cancer Foundation In an effort to help more women self-diagnose breast cancer, the Breast Cancer Foundation created a nursery song that implements instructions for a successful breast self-exam.
The song's three main stanzas, sung by children in monkey suits, use the phrases "up and down," "bit by bit," and "round and round" to illustrate the patterns of a breast self-check.
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among American women, after lung cancer.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among American women, yet a lot of them don't know how to perform a breast self-examination.
This is despite the fact that early detection plays a crucial role in decreasing breast cancer death rates, according to the American Cancer Society.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Teens girls who sext may be more likely to be depressed and anxiousA once-Olympic hopeful who said her body broke down after working with a Nike coach had a disturbingly common conditionPeople think surgically altered labia look more 'normal,' but there's no such thing as normal-looking labia
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- Guardian 18:38November 15, 2019Hollywood's gender divide laid bare by analysis of this season's Oscar contendersExclusive: Data on this year’s awards contenders reveals three youngest best actor hopefuls have never made a film with a female directorStriking contrasts in the choices of male and female awards contenders – and their potential impact on gender parity in Hollywood – have been uncovered by the Guardian.The three youngest men likely to be in the race for next year’s best actor Oscar have never worked on a film directed by a woman, while the category frontrunner, Joaquin Phoenix, has worked with a female director only once during his 34-film career. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 17:00November 15, 2019I can't orgasm through sex alone. Is something wrong with my vagina?Crystal Cox/Business Insider Hollywood movies and porn videos have us convinced a couple of thrusts is enough to propel a woman into a mind-blowing orgasm, but in reality, climaxing from penetrative sex isn't common.
A 2017 study found that only 18% of women said they could orgasm from penetration alone. That was compared to 37% who said they needed clitoral stimulation to orgasm.
I'm guessing you feel inadequate because, just like I used to believe, having a vaginal orgasm is often considered superior than having a clitoral orgasm.
Your vagina isn't broken or any less normal than the next person's, so don't be afraid to ask for whatever it is you need to get to that '
Your vagina isn't broken or any less normal than the next person's, so don't be afraid to ask for whatever it is you need to get to that "OMG yes" moment.
Read more Doing It Right here.
Visit Insider's homepage for more. I'm a 20-year-old woman and I can't orgasm during penetrative sex. Whenever I have vaginal sex, it feels good and all, but I just can't seem to reach the climax. Even when I'm masturbating, orgasm only happens when I'm stimulating my clitoris, but not through fingering.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Most women don't orgasm consistently, and it may be because they can't quiet their mindsMost people don't act on open-relationship fantasies, but those who do tend to say it exceeded their expectationsMost men who send unwanted pictures of their penises say the messages actually pay off
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- Huffington Post UK 13:19November 15, 2019I’m Asking Men To Send Me Dick Pics To Create A Solution To Cyberflashing
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- Business Insider 01:44November 15, 2019The best places to buy women's jeansA great pair of jeans is a staple every woman should have in her wardrobe.
Our favorite place to buy women's jeans is Everlane because the denim fits well, is affordable, and is made transparently. If there's an equivalent in your closet to, say, butter in your refrigerator, it must be your favorite pair of jeans. Is there a food that butter does not improve? No. Is there an outfit that a good pair of jeans does not make better? Absolutely not. Is butter a necessary part of life? Yes. Do you need jeans to get through society? Surely. You see, the parallels are uncanny. While there exists no shortage of stores from which to purchase your new favorite bottoms, there are a few places that we turn to without fail for a great pair of long-lasting, comfortable, and good-looking jeans. And that's because they satisfy a few key criteria. First and foremost, you'll want your jeans to be incomparably comfortable. After all, I practically live in my favorite pair, and that's only the case because wearing them and wearing leggings are about equal when it comes to mobility and stretchability (though leggings, are not, in fact pants). Second, you'll want to think about your favorite cut. The boot cut, believe it or not, appears to be making a comeback, though other classics like the straight cut or skinny cut are also great options. Be sure that your favorite jean purveyor offers more than just one jean varietal — after all, you'll need different jeans for different occasions. Of course, you should also keep price point in mind. While a great pair of jeans will last you for years on end (and as such, can justify a high price tag), it simply is not the case that buying a great pair of pants requires you to pay an arm and two legs. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you'll want to pay attention to the type and quality of denim used in your jeans. Given that the fabric can make or break your pants, this is certainly no place to skimp. Be sure that your favorite jean purveyor sources its denim from top of the line suppliers, and know how to take care of this durable material. After all, the longer you own your jeans, the better they look.
No matter which of our favorite stores you choose for your next shopping spree, we're sure you won't be disappointed. Here are the best places you can buy women's jeans: Best place to buy women's jeans overall: Everlane
Best place to buy comfortable jeans: Mott & Bow
Best place to buy plus-size jeans: Warp + Weft
Best place to buy petite jeans: Madewell
Best place to buy high-end jeans: Rag & Bone
Best place to buy skinny jeans: Liverpool
Best place to buy performance jeans: DUER Updated on 11/13/2019 by Remi Rosmarin: Updated prices, formatting, and links. Added Madewell and Rag & Bone as new picks. We also added other brands we love for your consideration. The best place to buy women's jeans overall
Somehow, Everlane's wide selection of jeans looks great on just about everyone. Coupled with the brand's radical transparency and affordable prices, Everlane denim is a hit.
Perhaps the reason that Everlane jeans look so good on so many women is that it incorporate elastane into its fabric. That means that your jeans are just stretchy enough to ensure that you're always comfortable, and always look your best. Everlane's defining trait has always been its transparency, and it prides itself on informing customers exactly where its products are made and how much it costs to make them. When Everlane first started making denim apparel back in 2017, it managed to attract a waitlist that was 40,000 people long. And now, nearly two years later, its jeans are still just as popular. Like Warp + Weft, Everlane ensures that its LEED-certified factory in Vietnam recycles 98% of its water. The plant also uses alternative energy sources to further reduce its carbon footprint. When it comes to Everlane's styles, I'm a big fan of both the High-Rise Skinny Jean and the Kick Crop Jean. As a petite person, I'm always a bit skeptical of "crops," which tend to look like, well, full-length jeans on my frame. But the Kick Crop Jean somehow works on a variety of different heights, which is a feat in and of itself. The vast majority of Everlane jeans incorporate some amount of elastane in them for that trademark stretch. The Slim Fit has just 2 percent elastane, which is enough to notice the difference in feeling, but not enough to make your jeans lose their shape. You can always opt for other pairs with more or less elastane depending on just how stretchy you'd like your jeans to fit. Pros: Affordable; stretchy (which makes them universally flattering); comfortable
Cons: Jeans with elastane tend not to last as long as 100 percent denim
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The best place to buy comfortable jeans
Mott & Bow Mott & Bow makes some of the most comfortable jeans around, and with just a few styles to choose from, you won't be paralyzed by choice.
If you're looking for jeans that you can literally live in, you're looking right at Mott & Bow. The brand's founder, Alejandro Chahin, was born and raised in the denim business, and the Honduran denim factory from which Mott & Bow gets its fabric is the same factory that his family founded. That means that this denim is time tested and truly some of the most comfortable material out there — so much so that I'm sometimes sad to replace my jeans with my PJs at the end of the day. This is a sentiment shared by other folks at Business Insider as well. Our senior director, Breton Fischetti, once wore them on a six-hour flight as an alternative to sweatpants. I'm also a particular fan of Mott & Bow for its straightforward approach to jean styles. Unlike other brands, which run the risk of overwhelming you with the sheer volume of jean options, Mott & Bow only has three offerings from which to choose: straight, slim, and skinny. And for you jean purists out there, you won't have to worry about distressed looks or odd paint splatters that are meant to make you look handier than you are. Rather, Mott & Bow jeans are simple, sleek, and classic.
Folks are also particularly taken by Mott & Bow's free try and return service, which is exactly what it sounds like: pick a pair of jeans, get them sent to your doorstep to try them on, and if you don't like them, just send them back. It's like turning your own home into your dressing room. And if you need any additional help, you can always turn to Mott & Bow's phenomenal customer service reps. Pros: Straightforward styles; incredibly comfortable fit; high-quality material; great customer service
Cons: If you're looking for more variety in your jeans, Mott & Bow may be too to-the-point
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Warp + Weft
Warp + Weft makes some of the most comfortable jeans I own, and with several beautiful styles, even more beautiful washes, and sizes ranging from 00 to 24, they're a great place to turn when replenishing your jean supply.
You may not have heard of Warp + Weft yet, but believe me, you'll be hearing of them for years to come. The brand comes from the creative director of DL1961, and it's quickly made its way into my heart and closet. Aside from killer looks, Warp + Weft also boasts eco-friendly production methods, soft and comfortable fit, and inclusive sizing.
And when we say eco-friendly production, we mean it. Alas, most jeans are not particularly kind to the earth, as a traditional pair of jeans actually requires 1,500 gallons of water to produce. Warp + Weft, on the other hand, has somehow slimmed down its production to require just 10 gallons of water per pair, and recycles 98 percent of that water. The jeans that come out of this process are some of the softest I've ever worn. For years, I decried jeans, determining that they were far too stiff and immobile for me to live my best life. But Warp + Weft has changed my mentality altogether. It seems to be thanks to a proprietary cotton wrapping technique, which makes all four of the company's core fabrics extremely soft and surprisingly breathable. Despite this level of comfort, they still look structured and sleek, and no matter how many times I've run them through the wash, I haven't made them look like jeggings instead of jeans.
When it comes to variety in selection, Warp + Weft has more than enough to go around — whether you're looking for a relaxed straight jean or a pastel boot cut, you're in luck. And with sizes ranging from 00 to 24, just about anyone can find a great fit here. Plus, the brand sells both women's and men's styles (and kid's too!), so you and your entire family can go out on the town in matching jeans (if you're into that sort of thing). I also love the different washes that Warp + Weft offers, particularly the Seine — it's a dark blue that looks effortless and timeless, and would be just as appropriate for work as the weekend. Somehow, everything still costs under $100, with most jeans priced at $98, and outlet deals cost even less.
Pros: Inclusive sizing (00 to 24), incredibly soft denim, wide selection of styles and washes, affordable price point
Cons: If you prefer a more traditional raw denim feel, the softness of Warp + Weft may be a bit much
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- Business Insider 01:20November 15, 2019L.L.Bean's iconic Bean Boots are 25% off right now Now through November 19, you can save 25% sitewide at L.L.Bean by using the promo code "SAVE25" at checkout.
If your order totals more than $50 after promotions and discounts are applied, you'll also receive free shipping.
While clothing and gear are included in the promotion, the best items on sale right now are L.L.Bean's iconic Bean Boots. L.L. Bean is making the transition to winter easier by offering 25% off your entire order, including new arrivals, using promo code "SAVE25" at checkout. If your order total is $50 or more after promotions and discounts are applied, you'll also get free shipping.
Better yet, the iconic L.L.Bean Boots, a wintertime staple, are included in the sale. These boots have built a solid reputation over the years and continue to be one of the brand's bestsellers. Since 1912, L.L.Bean Boots have been made by hand with the help of expert craftspeople, and the company continues to use the same design and process that they have practiced since day one.
The detailed technique ensures quality, but the boots often sell out because the demand from eager buyers far exceeds what the Maine-based factory can produce by hand.
Popularity wise, the rubber moccasin and the original eight-inch boot are at the top of the list, but there are a total of 29 styles available for men, and 29 styles available for women — so there's a pretty high chance you'll find the perfect boot.
Check out the best L.L.Bean Boots for men, women, and kids below:Men's L.L.Bean Original 8-Inch Boot
L.L.Bean Original 8-Inch Boot, $104.25 (Originally $139) [You save $34.75]
Men's L.L.Bean Shearling-Lined 10-Inch Boot
L.L.Bean Shearling-Lined 10-Inch Boot, $172.50 (Originally $230) [You save $57.50]
Men's L.L.Bean Limited-Edition Luxe Padded Collar 8-Inch Boot
L.L.Bean Original Gumshoe Boot, $89.25 (Originally $119) [You save $29.75]
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- Business Insider 23:59November 14, 2019Michael Bloomberg's past comments about women and rape will likely haunt him on the 2020 campaign trailEvan Agostini/AP Images Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York Mayor who is poised to enter the presidential race, has made offensive comments about women in the past.
Bloomberg has long been accused of making offensive and belittling remarks about women's appearances and sexuality.
He has in past years batted away numerous allegations of a toxic misogynist culture at his company and sexual assault allegations made against a top executive.
In the late 1990s, Bloomberg said he wouldn't believe a woman's rape claims unless "an unimpeachable third-party witness" could back them up.
Bloomberg's team told The New York Times in a statement this week that the former three-term mayor regrets some of the "disrespectful" comments he's made in the past.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor who is poised to enter the presidential race, will likely be haunted by offensive comments he's made in the past about women and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.
Bloomberg has long been accused of making offensive and belittling remarks about women's appearances and sexuality. At a Christmas party in 2012, he pointed to a woman wearing a tight dress and said, "look at the ass on her."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:Jeff Bezos reportedly called Michael Bloomberg and asked him if he would run for president earlier this yearMichael Bloomberg’s late entry into the 2020 race is motivated by fear among Democrats that Joe Biden’s campaign is in a ‘dire’ placeMichael Bloomberg filed paperwork to run in Alabama's 2020 Democratic primarySEE ALSO: The 25 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct
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- Business Insider 17:30November 14, 201922 founders share the one thing they wished they'd known before starting a businessPeopleImages/Getty Images Starting a company comes with all sorts of struggles. You have to find that perfect idea, get funding, and hit the ground running.
But beyond those known challenges, there can be surprises along the way. Here, 22 founders share their unexpected experiences — and what they wish they had known.
Many stressed the loneliness of being an entrepreneur — something that they didn't expect — and how it can feel constantly uncomfortable to not know what's coming next.
"Your first clients will lay the foundation of your business, message, and portfolio, so it's worth passing up less-than-ideal opportunities to wait for the ones that match your target," said Catalyst founder Sara Dahan.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's no secret that starting a company is hard work: finding the one idea that inspires you enough to work on it full time, securing the funds you need to get started (or bootstrapping your way to profit), and signing your first clients or partners.
But most people who've ever even thought about entrepreneurship know about those hurdles.
It's the unexpected hardships that tend to affect founders the most. After all, most people don't tend to talk about things like the loneliness, the tough decisions, and the constant fear of the unknown that come with running your own shop — which makes it even tougher when you do experience them.
These seasoned founders are ready to share the surprising side effects that have accompanied their entrepreneur journeys. Here are their stories: the unforeseen lessons they learned, the advice they want you to know, and the inspiration that, although tough, starting a business can ultimately be the best decision you make.1. Jessica Mendoza
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Founder and CEO, Monadd
What no one told me: You are going to need twice the amount of money you think you'll need. The minute you think you have everything set up, someone will tell you the things you don't have, and it'll be up to you to make hard decisions on where to spend your money.
My advice to others: Do research and ask. I know how hard is to ask about money, but when you are going with all your might to fund and build the company of your dreams, then questions should not come as hesitations but rather be the place where clarity starts.
2. Jenny Thompson
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Founder and CEO, SafetyPin
What no one told me: That none of my "credits" transferred. While I thought my experience would help assure partners and investors, it seemed to make them think I was stale.
My advice to others: Do more legwork in advance than I did. Build your new network, get involved in another startup on the side to build your experience, and go to pitch nights/entrepreneur forums/etc. before taking the leap.
3. Miraya Berke
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Founder, Dessert Goals
What no one told me: I have been most surprised by how different every day is. Some days I'm on top of the world, meeting with people and feeling great, others I'm grinding away alone sending emails.
My advice to others: I would recommend to anyone who knows they need a structure to set it early on. I thought the routine would come over time but without making it my priority I still don't have one.
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- Huffington Post UK 15:57November 14, 2019World's First Vagina Museum Is Opening In London – We Take A Sneak Peek
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- Huffington Post UK 14:36November 14, 2019It's Plain To See The Tories Don't Want To Tackle Islamophobia
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 14, 2019Equal Pay Day: 5 Actions To Take If You're Sick Of Pay Discrimination
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- Business Insider 01:48November 13, 2019Nordstrom's fall sale is ending soon — here are 53 of the best deals before prices go back up on November 17Nordstrom Now until November 17, 2019, you can save up to 40% on men's and women's apparel, home goods, accessories, and more during Nordstrom's Fall Sale.
Discounts aren't as staggering as what we saw during Nordstrom's Annual Sale, but there are definitely tons of deals worth checking out.
We've selected 53 great deals to shop before prices go back up on November 17. Nordstrom is giving us one last hurrah before Black Friday begins with discounts up to 40% during its Fall Sale now through November 17.
There are savings on clothes and shoes for men, women, and kids; home goods; accessories; beauty, and more from our favorite brands like Madewell, Eileen Fisher, and Boss.
The 2019 Nordstrom Fall Sale is ending soon — you can shop deals through November 17.
There are a ton of deals, and while the discounts aren't as impressive as what we saw during Nordstrom's Annual Sale, they're still worth checking out. To help you sort through the (literal) thousands of items, here are the 53 best deals from Nordstrom's Fall Sale.
If you want to shop all deals at once, you can go directly here: Women's deals
Shop all women's clothing deals here
Nordstrom's Fall Sale offers a huge selection of women's clothing deals to help transition your wardrobe from fall to winter from brands such as Eileen Fisher, The North Face, and Barbour. The North Face Venture Waterproof Rain Jacket, $74.49 (after sale $149) [You save $74.49]
Chelsea28 Turtleneck Sweater, $47.40 (after sale $79) [You save $31.60]
Eileen Fisher Scoop Neck Cap Sleeve Tee, $47.20 (after sale $118) [You save $70.80]
Joe's 'Flawless' Icon Skinny Jeans, $99.90 (after sale $169) [You save $69.10]
Something Navy Shirred Slip Skirt, $41.40 (after sale $69) [You save $27.60]
AFRM Logan Daisy Ditsy Plunge Neck Dress, $47.40 (after sale $79) [You save $31.60]
Natori Bliss Perfection Bikini, $11.98 (after sale $20) [You save $8.02]
Barbour Oakland Quilted Jacket, $124.98 (after sale $250) [You save $125.02]
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan, $67 (after sale $134) [You save $67] Women's shoes
Shop all women's shoe deals here
It's also a great opportunity to find your ideal fall boots from Hunter, Cole Haan and Sam Edelman, or, prep for the spring with sandals from Pelle Moda. Nike Air Max 200 Sneaker, $80.40 (after sale $120) [You save $39.60]
Vince Camuto Nestel Knee High Boot $139.90 (after sale $239.95) [You save $100.05]
Sam Edelman Winona Bootie, $99.90 (after sale $159.95) [You save $60.05]
Tory Burch 'Minnie' Ballet Flat, $152.76 (after sale $228) [You save $75.24]
Pelle Moda Maja Halo Strap Sandal, $96.90 (after sale $159.95) [You save $63.05]
Hunter Tour Packable Waterproof Rainboot, $99.90 (after sale $149.95) [You save $50.05] Women's bags and accessories
Shop all women's bag and accessory deals here
Update your bags and accessories with help from Madewell, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and more. Madewell The Zip-Top Transport Corduroy Suede Crossbody Bag, $88.80 (after sale $148.00) [You save $59.20]
Kate Spade Medium Margaux Leather Satchel, $148.98 (after sale $298) [You save $149.02]
Tory Burch Mini McGraw Leather Wallet, $92.46 (after sale $138) [You save $45.54]
Herschel Supply Co. Small Trade 34-Inch Large Wheeled Packing Case, $137.98 (after sale $230) [You save $92.02]
Nordstrom Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves, $74.25 (after sale $99) [You save $24.75]
Topshop Metallic Mesh Belt, $25.98 (after sale $52) [You save $26.02] See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:All the best TV deals to expect on Black Friday 201937 unique subscription boxes and services that keep on givingThe best online deals and sales happening now
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- Breitbart News 00:03November 13, 2019Trump Surges with Women in Suburbs, Tops All Democrat Candidates in Large DonationsA report shows Trump is surging among suburban women, and receiving the most in large-dollar donations from these women than any Democrat candidate.
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- Guardian 13:54November 12, 2019Hip-hop to haute couture: dance's love affair with fashionFrom the ballet performances like 17th century catwalk shows to Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw in a tutu, two exhibitions explore a stylish symbiotic relationshipThe shy bookseller played by Audrey Hepburn in 1957’s Funny Face wears couture versions of ballet pumps. The actor had been a dancer, and the movie’s couture costumes, designed by Hubert de Givenchy, climax in a wedding dress (for Hepburn’s marriage to a fashion photographer played by an elderly Fred Astaire) with a full ballerina skirt. So beautiful were the designs that they sprang out of the film and inspired style on the street. Everybody could afford a pair of pumps, even if they didn’t look like Hepburn while wearing them. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 09:00November 12, 2019Perfectionism Is A Myth, Unless You’re A Young Woman of Colour
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- Huffington Post UK 16:26November 11, 2019'You Are Enough': How To Overcome Shyness If It's Holding You Back
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- Guardian 15:58November 11, 2019Shakira: 'I needed surgery – or divine intervention'When Shakira lost her voice she was so desperate she went to Lourdes. Now it’s back – and after re-evaluating her life she’s got her sights set on a J Lo-assisted Super Bowl showThere was a time, in late 2017, when Shakira thought she might never sing again. After suffering a haemorrhage in her vocal cords, she could barely speak. “I always thought there were going to be things in my life that would go away, like beauty, youth, all of that stuff,” she says. “But I never thought that my voice would leave me, because it’s so inherent to my nature. It was my identity. So when I couldn’t sing, that was unbearable. There were times I couldn’t even get out of bed – I was so depressed.”There’s something almost fairytale-like about this: a cautionary fable about the danger of taking happiness for granted, starring the Colombian singer who sold a reported 75m records and became one of the richest women in pop. To give her voice the best chance to recover, there were periods when Shakira wouldn’t speak at all. “I had to communicate through signs and nobody could understand me.” Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:00November 10, 2019The youngest woman ever elected to New York State government still feels uncomfortable getting 'special treatment' for being a senator. The 28-year-old says double standards for women have everything to do with it.Julia Salazar made history as the youngest woman ever elected to New York state government.
As a 28-year-old state Senator, Salazar sat down with Business Insider to describe the unique experience she's had as a leader thus far.
Salazar said she still feels uncomfortable with privileges that come with being a Senator. She described the double-standard of worrying about being seen as "bossy," yet also getting criticized for not being assertive enough.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As the youngest-ever woman elected to New York government, Julia Salazar sometimes struggles with "feeling" like a leader.
When her peers skip security lines at speaking events by simply telling guards, "I'm the Senator," Salazar hesitates. After handing event workers her ID, she's often met with surprised remarks. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Taylor Swift is the world's highest-paid celebrity. Here's how she makes and spends her $360 million.See Also:We asked top founders, CEOs, and executives to highlight the women 30 and under to watch4 types of unreliable bosses — and how to make sure you're not one of themHere are 5 hacks for shaving down your company's meeting time, from a startup that whittled theirs down to just 4 hours a weekSEE ALSO: Barack Obama's senior advisor shares the career lessons she learned working 24/7 at the White House, and how she found work-life balance despite the demanding schedule
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- Business Insider 20:28November 9, 2019Most women don't orgasm consistently, and it may be because they can't quiet their mindsComedy Central Only 25% of women report consistently orgasming from penetrative sex.
According to the results of a new study, the biggest reason seems to be that they can't quiet their minds in order to relax and enjoy the pleasure.
Taking time to quiet your mind and get into the present moment before sex could help you achieve orgasm more often.
Visit Insider's homepage for more. Considering the number of women who have sex regularly, the number of orgasms they report having is shockingly low.
In fact, only 25% of women reported consistently orgasming from penetrative sex, according to sex researcher Elisabeth A. Lloyd's book "The Case of the Female Orgasm."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Most people have fantasized about being in a polyamorous relationship, according to new researchI bleed every time I have sex, but it's not painful. Should I be concerned?6 harmful vagina myths that need to die, according to a gynecologist
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- The Guardian(UK) 20:08November 9, 2019England v Germany: women's football international – live!Live updates from a packed WembleyLionesses boosted by record ticket salesSend your thoughts to Will on email or Twitter 5.08pm GMT Additionally, let’s see how Phil Neville can sort out this England team ... Related: What has gone wrong for Phil Neville’s England – and how can he fix it? 5.07pm GMT A lovely story of being a committed fan of the England women’s team ... Related: From 10 fans in China to 90,000 at Wembley: 15 years as an England Women supporter Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:46November 9, 2019People think surgically altered labia look more 'normal' than natural labiaCrystal Cox/Business Insider When people were shown pictures of different labias, or the folds around the vagina, they tended to view those that had been made smaller and more symmetrical with a surgery as more "normal."
The photos were actually before-and-after pictures of labiaplasty, but the study participants didn't know that.
The study findings suggest people are not well-educated on what labia naturally look like, or the fact that there's really no such thing as "normal-looking" labia since they can vary so widely in appearance.
The study authors hope their findings will underscore the need for more human genitalia-focused lessons in sexual education.
Visit Insider's homepage for more. People think surgically-modified labias, or the "lips" of female genitalia, look more "normal" than natural ones, according to new research.
When people were shown pictures of labia, half of which had been made smaller and more symmetrical through a voluntary procedure called a labiaplasty, most said they viewed the labiaplasty images as more normal.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:T.I. said he goes to his daughter's gynecologist appointments to make sure her hymen is intactPeople are trying to diagnose their gonorrhea and chlamydia on Reddit, and doctors worry it’s making outbreaks worseRep. Katie Hill resigned because of revenge porn. Experts say it’s just a high-tech version of victim-blaming.
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- Huffington Post UK 19:01November 9, 2019How A Conspiracy Theory About The Notre Dame Cathedral Led To A Mosque Shooting
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- Business Insider 01:06November 9, 2019Carli Lloyd scored 2 goals in Vlatko Andonovski's first USWNT game as head coach, and the performance could support her bid to start at the 2020 OlympicsCatherine Ivill - FIFA / Getty Images Carli Lloyd is making a case to start for the USWNT in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In newly-minted head coach Vlatko Andonovski's first game with the team, the 37-year-old recorded two goals and an assist to lead the USWNT past rival Sweden 3-2.
The two-time FIFA Player of the Year has been outspoken about deserving more playing time than she received during the 2019 World Cup and has hinted that she would consider quitting if her role heading into the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo isn't commensurate with her expectations.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Carli Lloyd is undoubtedly a US Women's National Team (USWNT) legend, but does the fourth all-time leading scorer in the team's history still have what it takes to start for the world's best squad at 37 years old?
Carli Lloyd certainly thinks so. And she backed that confidence up with a stunning pair of goals and an assist in the USWNT's 3-2 win over rival Sweden in newly-minted head coach Vlatko Andonovski's first game with the team.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:A college basketball star who missed back-to-back seasons with a torn ACL hit a full-court buzzer beater in her returnTexan’s Deshaun Watson credited Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich for his ability to play through a nasty eye injuryJermaine Whitehead has been cut from the Cleveland Browns after threatening to kill a fan on Twitter
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- Business Insider 23:06November 8, 2019Mercedes-Benz and Mattel have joined forces to combat gender stereotypes — and to give away 50,000 classic Matchbox carsMBUSA Mercedes-Benz USA and Mattel have partnered to enhance STEM instruction and support it for young women.
The companies, in collaboration with several other partners, have commenced a "No Limits" program, which began on Friday.
Mattel and MBUSA are giving away 50,000 special Matchbox Mercedes 220SEs, celebrating racer Ewy Rosqvist's 1962 win at the 1962 Argentinian Grand Prix, a gender-redefining performance.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boys are into cars and girls ... aren't.
This unfortunate stereotype disadvantages women early on, steering them away from technical professions that they might otherwise be well-qualified for, based on their own interests and on academic performance.The National Science Board has reported that women make up less than 30% of people working in science and engineering.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The Mercedes AMG CLS53 has one of the most high-tech seats from any automakerSee Also:Volkswagen unveiled 4 custom cars for SEMA that are ready for outdoor adventuresA pilot caused a hijacking scare at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after accidentally sending a distress codeTesla is starting to ditch Salesforce and replace it with its own software for company salespeopleFOLLOW US: On Facebook for more car and transportation content!
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- The Guardian 19:55November 8, 2019Japanese women demand right to wear glasses at workPublic outcry after TV show exposes businesses imposing ban on female staffJapanese women on social media are demanding the right to wear glasses to work, after reports that employers were imposing bans.In the latest protest against rigid rules over women’s appearance, the hashtag “glasses are forbidden” was trending on Twitter in reaction to a Japanese television show that exposed businesses that were imposing the bans on female staff. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 14:02November 8, 2019Michelle Tea: ‘Memoir writing is a very selfish act. There’s wreckage behind me’She survived childhood trauma and alcoholism to flourish as a queer, feminist and punk writer. Now blissfully married to her ‘husband-wife’, she reflects on telling allWhen the author Michelle Tea began writing in her early 20s, it was, she says, entirely compulsive. She had come through a series of traumatic experiences including the discovery that her stepfather had drilled a hole in the wall of her bedroom in Chelsea, Massachusetts, in order to spy on her, and what she calls her “lesbian feminist nervous breakdown”, a sexual and ideological awakening that she laughs about now but at the time she found “overwhelming”. Ten years later, Tea read an essay in the New Yorker about the Harvard neuroscientist Alice Flaherty’s experiences of hypergraphia following a miscarriage, meaning she was possessed with the need to write her story. “Reading this experience of what it felt in her body to have this deep desire to write, and have it be so personal, I was, like: ‘Yes! That’s what it feels like for me’,” she recalls over coffee and cake in a London cafe.Tea is smartly dressed in orange trousers and a black turtleneck; her countercultural roots are just about detectable in the tattoos that curl around her wrists and hands. She is on the last leg of her UK tour during which she has been reading from Against Memoir, a typically visceral and defiant collection of essays spanning nearly two decades of work that variously touches on art, music, alcohol addiction, her stint as a sex worker, her family life and adventures in queer culture (she describes herself as pansexual although, she adds, “my primary attraction is to masculine and gender-queer people and trans men”). Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 00:41November 8, 2019Yes, you can get a flu shot while pregnant. Here's the best time to get it.Getty/ Jonas Gratzer / Contributor Pregnant women should plan to get their flu shot at the start of the flu season in October.
The flu shot doesn't just protect the mother, it also protects the baby against the flu virus after birth.
You can still get the flu even if you've had a flu shot. If you're pregnant and get the flu, contact your physician immediately.
This article was reviewed by Tania Elliott, MD, who specializes in infectious diseases related to allergies and immunology for internal medicine at NYU Langone Health.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Expectant mothers are at an increased risk of developing complications from the flu, so a flu shot is especially important if you're pregnant.
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- Huffington Post UK 20:24November 7, 2019I’m A Rape Survivor With Good Reason To Fear A Boris Johnson Government
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- Business Insider 20:19November 7, 2019The best tote bags of 2019Finding a tote bag that is not only stylish but also big enough to carry all your belongings can be tough.
Our top pick is the Everlane Day Market Tote because this sleek, Italian leather bag is affordable, roomy, and well crafted. Every working woman has lived the struggle of trying to fit everything she needs to get through the day into her handbag. Many of us even resort to carrying multiple bags full of stuff on our daily commutes. After my last tote bag's straps ripped — thanks to me constantly cramming more items into it than the delicate bag could hold — I set out to find a durable bag that could fit everything I could possibly need, including a 15-inch laptop. While there are plenty of tote bags out there, it was trickier than anticipated to find a bag that was as fashionable as it was functional. But after much research and testing by the Insider Picks team, we managed to find five sturdy totes that are large enough to store anything you could imagine. Our picks were all selected keeping in mind that you'll probably want to be able to carry them both in and outside the office. Perhaps best of all, every single one of these tote bags costs less than $300.
Here are the best tote bags you can buy: Best tote bag overall: Everlane Day Market Tote
Best tote bag for organization: Dagne Dover Signature Tote
Best tote bag for commuting: MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
Best convertible tote bag: Mark & Graham Bedford Convertible Backpack
Best budget tote bag: L.L.Bean Hunter's Tote Bag
Best gym tote bag: Caraa x Athleta Everyday Vinyasa Tote
Best oversized tote bag: Cuyana Oversized Carryall Tote Updated on 10/29/2019 by Remi Rosmarin: Updated prices, formatting, and links. Added MZ Wallace, Caraa x Athleta, Mark & Graham, and L.L.Bean totes as new picks.
The best tote bag overall
If you're looking for a durable and affordable bag that can hold more than just the essentials, the Everlane Day Market Tote is your best bet.
The Everlane Day Market Tote is a covetable bag made from 100% Italian leather, that will keep you looking polished all day long. The versatile structured bag is crafted in Florence, Italy and made to be worn with both casual and formal attire. You can choose from red, black, brown, and tan color options.
This is the bag that I actually purchased after my extensive search, and I couldn't be happier. I ended up on a waitlist for three months to get the Cognac color option because it sold out multiple times, but it was well worth the wait. The popularity of the tote is largely thanks to Meagan Markle, who carried it during her first appearance with Prince Harry.
I am able to fit everything I could possibly need inside of this tote. Besides the essentials like a wallet, phone, and keys, I can slip in my laptop, a sweater, and a change of shoes. I'm not the only one who loves this tote. The Insider Picks team gave it an excellent review. It also has a 4.69-star rating on Everlane's website, with many reviewers saying they plan to purchase the bag in multiple colors. It's also quite affordable in comparison with the competition.
Pros: Durable, spacious, classic design, comes in multiple colors
Cons: Can be a waitlist for certain colors
Read our full review of the Everlane Tote on Insider Picks
The best tote bag for organization
Dagne and Dover
The Dagne Dover Signature Tote looks sleek and stylish on the outside while keeping all your belongings organized on the inside.
If you are constantly losing things at the bottom of your handbag, the Dagne Dover Signature Tote (Legend) is for you. Designed for those long days that never seem to end, the tote features compartments for everything you could think of, so you don't waste time digging around. The sleek and spacious bag has specially designed space for your laptop, wallet, phone, metro card, water bottle, sunglasses, and even lip balm. It also features a detachable key ring, making getting in and out of the house a breeze. The innovative brand has been a long-time favorite of the Insider Picks team. We've tested the Allyn Tote, Dakota Backpack, and Classic Tote, and all the bags get high marks.
There are multiple colors to choose from, including red, yellow, green, pink, and blue. The stylish design will make you want to carry it to not only the office but also after-work drinks. Pros: Helps you stay organized, multiple compartments, variety of colors, well made
Cons: Not for people who like to throw everything in and go
Read our full review of the Dagne Dover Tote on Insider Picks
The best tote bag for commuting
If you want a tote bag that's large enough to hold all your belongings, but light enough to be packed down and folded up, you'll love the MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote.
MZ Wallace was founded by two dynamic New York City women looking for a bag that could keep up with their lifestyles. When they couldn't find it, they designed it themselves. MZ Wallace now offers a large selection of quilted nylon bags that can take you from the gym to work to date night and everywhere in between.
The Metro Tote is made from soft, lightweight nylon and weighs in at just under a pound. The bag has enough space for all of the belongings you could need throughout the day. The interior houses six pockets, a detachable pouch, a phone pocket, and a keyring strap. It's even spacious enough to fit a 13-inch laptop.
The padded nylon handles are easy on your shoulders, though some reviewers say they slip off frequently. The zip-top closure keeps all of your belongings concealed, an important feature when commuting or traveling. Since the bag doesn't have much hardware and the nylon is super lightweight, it can be folded, rolled, and packed down to fit in a suitcase or in another bag.
The quilted nylon bag comes in 26 colors and patterns, including trendy camos, color blocks, and even lacquer finishes. The nylon isn't waterproof, but it's weather-resistant, so it's durable enough to use rain or shine.
Pros: Lightweight, tons of color options, thoughtful detailing
Cons: Expensive, some say the strap falls off shoulder
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- Business Insider 20:11November 7, 2019The best bras of 2019The right bra can make a world of difference in comfort, support, and confidence.
Our guide features bras that performed well in our tests, emphasize comfort, and have a good range of options across sizes, support levels, and styles.
ThirdLove is our top pick because of its intelligent fit finder quiz, half sizes, and carefully designed bras that are as sexy as they are comfortable.
You can also check out our guide to the best women's underwear you can buy, and the best sports bra. Ladies, we've gotta take care of our ladies. Like us, they deserve the utmost respect and support, like us, they should never settle for second best. To that end, buying a bra that does your breasts proud is just about the best thing that you can do for yourself.
Alright, fine — That's probably something of an overstatement, but the sentiment rings true. Buying bras may not be the most fun experience, but that doesn't make it any less important. Luckily, there are a handful of companies that are looking to make the bra-purchasing process less of a hassle. But more importantly, the results are everything that you've ever wanted for your chest. Your primary consideration when purchasing a bra should be comfort. After all, unless you're letting the girls run free all the livelong day (which is fine!), you're likely going to be wearing your bra for at least the eight-hour workday. That means that your underwire can't be digging into your rib cage, that your straps can be tangling uncomfortably against your shoulder, and that your clasp can't be scratching your back. Then, you should also consider what style of bra you'd like. Are you looking to make an impression by pushing the ladies up, or are you looking to be a bit more inconspicuous with a classic t-shirt bra? There's no wrong answer, of course, but there are certainly different bras for different occasions. Perhaps most importantly, you'll want to keep fit in mind. After all, an ill-fitting bra will be neither comfortable nor stylish (regardless of what you're trying to achieve), but sometimes, figuring out exactly what bra size you are can be a bit difficult. This is especially the case when you're doing your shopping online. Luckily, that's not the case with a number of our favorite bra purveyors, who have gone to great lengths to ensure that you and your bra get along. Regardless of which of these bras you choose, we're confident that you (and the ladies) will be well satisfied. Here the best bras you can buy: Best bras overall: ThirdLove
Best bras for $10 to $20: Hanes
Best for atypical shapes: Natori
Best strapless bras: Wacoal
Best bras for D to J: Trusst Lingerie
Best bralettes and wire-free bras: Lively
Best lounge bra: True & Co. Updated on 11/05/19 by Mara Leighton: Added True & Co. as the best lounge bra and a few relevant links. The best bra overall
At ThirdLove, it's all about the fit, and oh, how these bras fit, thanks to the intelligent Fit Finder quiz and optional half sizes (starting at $68).
Face it — Today's standard cup sizes aren't always exactly what your body needs. And luckily, at ThirdLove, no one is expecting you (or your breasts) to fit into a predetermined mold. In just 60 seconds, Thirdlove will help you find a bra that feels as though it was actually tailored to your body, all without your ever having to leave the couch. It all starts with ThirdLove's Fit Finder tool, which as the name suggests, helps you find your actual right size. You'll input the cup size and band measurements you normally abide by, as well as the company from which you've historically purchased your bra. But then you'll also talk about where the shortcomings are — how much of a gap there is, how well the band actually sits against your back, and to what extent you find yourself adjusting the straps. Most importantly, you'll tell ThirdLove about the shape of your breasts, because yes, that will impact what bra is ultimately recommended.
Once you're done with the full questionnaire, you'll input your email address, and you'll be shown what your bra size should be (it may be different than you previously imagined based on your answers), as well as a recommended bra. And best of all, if your bra size comes in a half cup (because yes, that's a thing), ThirdLove can send you a bra that comes in a half size. While you may not think that a web-based survey could actually take you to a better fitting bra, think again. As soon as I put on my ThirdLove Classic T-Shirt Bra, I knew that I'd been wrong with just about every other bra I'd ever worn. This is easily one of the most comfortable and truly supportive pieces of lingerie I've ever worn, and whereas other bras seem to work only with certain outfits, I've managed to wear this particular bra under cocktail dresses and sweats alike. Although the T-Shirt Bra is the classic choice, ThirdLove has plenty of other fantastic options for you to choose from as well, including a racerback, a lace racerback with a front closure (which is beautiful, by the way), and another personal favorite, the lace balconette (for special occasions). Several other women on the Insider Picks team have tried ThirdLove's bras and love them. Since we're all a range of sizes and shapes, it's impressive that we all love these bras.
Reviewers at People called ThirdLove bras "the most comfortable...that [have] ever been on my body," while nearly 22,500 customers have given the Classic T-Shirt Bra a 4.5 out of 5 stars on the company's website. Pros: Careful sizing guide, great fit, and comfortable material that doesn't irritate the skin even after a long day of wear
Cons: The Classic T-Shirt Bra isn't the sexiest bra in the world, but there are other options for that, too
The best budget bra
You don't have to spend a fortune to get a good bra, and Hanes is here to prove it (starting at $11).
High prices don't always correlate with high quality, and similarly, budget buys don't mean budget quality. No one knows this better than Hanes, the classic underwear brand that makes one of the best wire-free bras on the market. Whether you want to call it a bralette or a wireless bra, you'll certainly call it supremely comfortable. The Comfort Wire-Free bra line by Hanes is one of the sturdier bras you can buy. Sure, it's not made of sexy lace, but as a result, it can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear. It doesn't lose its shape or stretch out in unattractive ways after several cycles in the washing machine, and because it doesn't have an underwire, it's incredibly lightweight and flexible. But don't think that a lack of wire means a lack of support or structure. As folks over at Good Housekeeping noted, "I liked that this bra did not have an underwire, yet I felt fully supported. It was soft and comfortable…I almost forgot I was wearing a bra." Because the Wire-Free bras are fully adjustable, they also stay put quite well. Over 2,000 folks on Amazon have given the Hanes bra 4.4 out of 5 stars. Reviewers note that the bra "holds everything where it needs to be without wires and without binding or squishing or pushing things higher than they need to go."
Pros: Extremely affordable, wide range of colors, good support, and straps that stay in place
Cons: There are a limited selection of cup and band sizes, so chestier women may not be able to find a good fit
The best bra for atypical breast shapes
If you're a fan of deep V-necks, the Natori Plunge Bra will keep you supported while staying out of sight (starting at $40).
There are few outfits for which the Natori Plunge isn't the perfect fit, and that makes this bra a staple in just about any wardrobe. As the name suggests, this bra takes a dramatic plunge down the middle, so if you're a fan of daring cuts and plunging necklines, this is certainly the bra for you. Flirty and fun, Natori's signature Feathers lace adds the right touch of femininity to this pretty piece of lingerie. While aesthetics and functionality don't always go hand in hand when it comes to your underthings, Natori is certainly the exception to that rule. The comfortable T-shirt design is also plenty supportive. Best of all, perhaps, is that the Plunge bra seems to be particularly useful for women with atypical bra sizes or breast shapes. As one happy customer noted on the Natori website, This is the first time I've worn a bra without padding and my boobs have never looked better!" Another reviewer echoed these sentiments, writing, "This bra is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn. It fits my barely-A, wide-set bust perfectly." New York Magazine calls the Natori Plunge the "unicorn of undergarments," and the bra boasts a nearly five-star review from over 500 buyers on Amazon. The bra features a molded mesh outer cover with lace trim, as well as adjustable stretch straps that become wider as you size up. The Plunge is constructed of 84% nylon and 16% lycra and lace. Pros: Great for plunging necklines, comfortable, flirty, and well-fitting for women with atypical bra sizes
Cons: Cup size runs small, so be sure to order accordingly
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best online deals and sales happening nowHarper Wilde makes affordable bras in sizes up to 42F — we had 4 women test them, and here's how they fitBest Buy has announced some of its Cyber Monday deals —here's what's on sale now and what to expect on December 2SEE ALSO: The best women's underwear you can buy
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- Huffington Post UK 17:47November 7, 2019This Is What A Hymen Actually Does And Doesn't Do
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