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Best Boxing Classes In London

Best Boxing Classes In London

Boxing is definitely having a ‘moment’. Of course there’s the allure of channelling Hilary Swank in Million Dollar Baby and having a legitimate excuse for rocking a boxer braid, but it’s also a darn good way of getting fit (mentally and physically), too, as it turns out. “Boxing has gained huge popularity in the last couple years. As society moves ...

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People Are Shaming Alyssa Milano for Her Dress at the Kavanaugh Hearing

People Are Shaming Alyssa Milano for Her Dress at the Kavanaugh Hearing

In this op-ed, writer Mekita Rivas explains how criticism that Alyssa Milano’s dress at the Kavanaugh hearing is too ‘revealing’ polices women’s clothing and perpetuates rape culture. Alyssa Milano made her support for Christine Blasey Ford perfectly clear this week. The actress and #MeToo advocate was in the room when Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she had ...

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Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette / Holiday Lip Gloss & Liquid Lipstick Sets Swatches

Anastasia Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia’s holiday collection includes a new eyeshadow palette, two lip sets, and eight loose glitters (and a glitter adhesive sold separately). My palette did arrive with one shade broken, which the brand has already processed a replacement for, but it’ll be another week or so before it arrives. I’ll update images of the palette and Pearl when I do receive, ...

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This Giant Tenkara Rod Makes Fly Fishing So, So Easy •

This Giant Tenkara Rod Makes Fly Fishing So, So Easy

Fly fishing, as simple as it seems, can quickly become a whirlwind of gear buying and ever-spiraling levels of complexity. Different rod sizes and materials, reels of sometimes staggering price and sophistication, floating lines, sinking lines, tippet strengths, knot-tying tools, indicator rigs, nymphs, emergers, dry flies, hats, vests, hooks, floatants, and on and on. It’s near endless. All of that ...

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Ray’s Cruise & Travel Blog: Carnival Vista Cruise Review

Ray's Cruise & Travel Blog: Carnival Vista Cruise Review

This cruise is the third of five consecutive cruises for me.  This is my 68th Carnival cruise, my 2nd time on the Carnival Vista and 125th cruise overall.  I am cruising as a solo. Saturday / Embarkation / February 11th / Day 1 Vista Tides Pool Lido aft – Miami – Carnival Glory I left the Carnival Glory my cruise ...

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Military Surplus Tech: The European Zipper

Military Surplus Tech: The European Zipper

The simple zipper. A foundation of modern clothing technology. But if you’ve spent your life wearing clothing manufactured either in the United States or manufactured overseas specifically for the American consumer, you may have one misconception regarding the zipper you’ve carried throughout your entire life. The first zippers to reach the average American consumer were mostly limited to shoes, boots, ...

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Gal on a Budget: Finding Balance this Fall

Gal on a Budget: Finding Balance this Fall

From now through the end of the year, our calendar only grows more and more full. Typing that sentence alone makes me a little nervous–this has already been one of the busiest years of our lives between launching the Gal Meets Glam Collection, wrapping up renovations on our home, flying back and forth to New York multiple times a month to ...

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The Bobbi Brown Nude Palette

The Bobbi Brown Nude Palette

When it comes to makeup, I fall into the middle ground of loyalty to my tried-and-true products and constant curiosity about new things, especially from my favorite brands. I try lots of different products on a regular basis, and even if I don’t end up implementing most of them into my daily routine, I keep a good number on hand ...

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Michael Kors Acquiring Versace for US$2 Billion, Blackstone to divest minority stake if deal goes through

Michael Kors Acquiring Versace for US$2 Billion, Blackstone to divest minority stake if deal goes through

In February 2014, Reuters reported that Italian fashion house Versace was selling a 20% stake to U.S. private equity firm Blackstone for US$287 million to capitalise on the recovery of luxury sales and expand its retail network from 137 boutiques to over 200 in 2016 and to develop its portfolio of sub-labels like Versus, and enhance online commerce; before an ...

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