Fashion Week’s Upcoming Faces

There’s more than meets the eye with the season’s upcoming crop of models. As the industry moves away from un-inclusive approaches to casting, the new season of shows has made room for multifaceted talents. Society Management’s Benzo Perryman, for example, doubles as a photographer; and Wilhelmina Models’ Ana Jorge recently put presentations for Off-White and Valentino Couture under her belt. […]

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These Brands Owned by People of Color Are Part of Sephora Accelerate 2021

Sephora has unveiled the participants in its 2021 Accelerate program, which is focusing exclusively on beauty brands owned by people of color. This year’s participants are: Glory Skincare, 54 Thrones, Kulfi Beauty, Eadem, Ries, Imania Beauty, Hyper Skin and Topicals.  “Last year, we made a commitment to dedicate 15 percent of Sephora shelf space to Black-owned brands, and we quickly […]

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L’Oréal Finalizes Acquisition of Takami Co.

PARIS — L’Oréal has finalized its acquisition of Takami Co., which develops and markets products licensed by the Japanese skin care brand Takami. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Takami — known especially for its iconic product, the Skin Peel, also sometimes referred to as the “Little Blue Bottle” — is owned by Dr. Hiroshi Takami, who also […]

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I recently had sex for the first time and out of concern that I might get an STD, I poured some Listerine over the head of my penis, with a little going into the tip then washing with water. There is mild irritation/burning the next day. Bad idea?

Thanks for your question. Many people worry about sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Using condoms with every sexual encounter is the best way to prevent STIs. Unfortunately using Listerine doesn’t help with preventing STIs in your urinary tract. It may cause some skin irritation, such as redness and burning. If the irritation goes away on its own after a day or […]

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All Dressed Up With Nowhere to Go

For almost two years, a jumbo-sized Diptyque candle sat on a bookshelf in my living room completely untouched. I insisted I was "saving it for a special occasion." This, of course, was ridiculous. Life is a special occasion. (And it's nothing if not unpredictable: I finally burned that candle during a days-long power outage.) Several months into stay-at-home orders, I […]

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Names Rosalind Brewer as CEO

Rosalind Brewer has been named chief executive officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance, effective March 15. The executive, who will also join WBA’s board of directors, succeeds Stefano Pessina. The latter, who stepped down from the ceo position in July, is to become WBA’s executive chairman of the board. Brewer most recently served as chief operating officer, group president and member […]

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