Feb 01, 7:59 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Vanessa Doctor 02/01/19 AT 7:37 AM Veganism is on the rise, especially now that music’s power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé are advocating it. The superstars recently partnered with 22-Days Nutrition to encourage people to adopt a more plant-based diet in exchange for a chance to win lifetime free tickets to their concerts.While the sweepstakes does not force people to go full-on vegan, the effort opens up further discussion on its benefits. Veganism is not a new concept but it is only now that a celebrity of this magnitude has spoken up and actively promoted it.In addition to being more healthy (versus meat-based diets), one main selling point of veganism is that it can supposedly help you lose weight. But, can it really? A recent study has shown that with a properly laid out meal and calorie counting plant, weight loss will happen fast. In … [Read more...] about Vegan Diet Benefits: Can It Really Help With Weight Loss?
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In mid-August, days before I gave birth to my first child, I was spending hours staring longingly into my closet. During the course of my pregnancy, I’d gained 50 pounds, fifteen more than the medically recommended amount, and for weeks, I had been wearing the same white dress and white Birkenstocks nearly every day. Pregnancy, but make it fashion! The three pricey maternity outfits I’d purchased from a chic shop downtown that promised their clothes could be “worn for every stage” of pregnancy had stopped fitting by the beginning of my seventh month. I couldn’t wait to be out of this prison: my home, my body, my bed, this one outfit. My rational mind told me the weight wouldn’t just evaporate immediately upon giving birth, but still, my fingers reached out for the sexy summer dresses in my wardrobe. I fantasized about posting dreamy candids on Instagram of me breastfeeding on my couch wearing stylish 70s high-waisted jeans and a burnt orange … [Read more...] about The Invisible Reality of Brand-New Motherhood on Instagram
Everyone's asking the question. A Google search of "how to dress like..." comes up with "... a French woman" as the top suggestion (yes, even ahead of Justin Bieber). And almost as many people are trying to give advice on the matter, with the internet teeming with hundreds of articles on dressing à la française. But not all of the advice out there is reliable. We've asked a few people in France's fashion world to help sort the truths from the myths. Advice to keep: "Save the active wear for the gym" "We do not wear yoga pants as real pants!" Aloïs Guinut, the French personal stylist behind Dress Like A Parisian style coaching services, told The Local. According to Guinut, wearing your comfy leggings out and about is a surefire sign you're not a local. Wearing "running sneakers, but actual ones not trendy ones" (i.e not the ones you wear to boxercise) is another sign you're a foreigner in France said … [Read more...] about How to dress like a French woman: Five tips to remember (and five to forget)
Traffic in Seattle is terrible and the city is not car-friendly so public transportation is the preferred means to get into the city for work. Common forms of commuting include biking, busses, ferries, and trains. However, one still has to get to and from the bus station, train platform, or ferry terminal and taking a car means you are still driving as part of that commute. For the last couple of weeks I have been riding the Mi Electric Scooter from Xiaomi. It launched last year, but is now being sold on Amazon, currently priced at $499.99, so is more accessible for commuters in the US. My commute currently consists of a 3.2 mile car drive to the Sounder train station, a 45 mile train commute, and then a 0.8 mile walk from the train station to my office. This is repeated on the way home. Thankfully, my daughter works in Seattle as well so we can park in a carpool spot in Puyallup since there is very limited parking in that city. I have the option to leave the car at home though and … [Read more...] about Mi Electric Scooter review: Complete that last mile commute with ease
The porn industry may have changed a lot in the digital age, but some things still live up to the stereotype. Like, say, this house in the San Fernando Valley, which is the nation’s capital of adult film production. From the outside, it doesn’t look all that different from the other million-dollar properties in this Los Angeles suburb. Inside, it’s just another day at the office—if your business happens to be making adult films. At the moment, the statuesque naked woman on the four-poster bed in front of me is—and really, there’s no more polite way to say this, so bear with me—inserting a string of oversize beads into herself, while a naked guy stands next to the bed, a towel hanging from his erect penis. But August Ames and Tommy Gunn, as fans might know them, aren’t here simply to have sex on camera. If that were the case, then the VR camera rig in front of Gunn’s face wouldn’t be forcing him to lean back so far at the waist … [Read more...] about Coming Attractions: The Rise of VR Porn