T LOunge for August 19th, 2022

Posted on August 19, 2022

Cala di Volpe Bar and Restaurant – Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy


Kittens, we’re not stupid. We know when it’s best to just shut up and let the vibe take over. It’s FRIDAY, we’re all in Sardinia for the day, and you don’t have to do a thing except stare off blissfully into the distance.


Inside Coco Chanel’s Decadent 31 Rue Cambon Apartment
Famed couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened her first hat shop at 21 Rue Cambon in the heart of Paris in 1910, moving into larger premises at 31 Rue Cambon eight years later. The 18th-century building has been central to the functioning of the house of Chanel ever since – serving as a personal residence, a boutique, and a couture atelier.
Throughout her lifetime, Chanel displayed her clothing, accessories and signature No 5 scent on the ground floor. One storey up, a large reception area was used for private fittings and to showcase her creations. A mirrored staircase – where she reportedly viewed her own collections from her perch on the fifth step – led to her second-floor apartment, decorated with her signature lavish taste, where she hosted everyone from Salvador Dalí to Elizabeth Taylor.


What Comes After Ambition?
Hustle culture is dead. Did American women’s drive go away, or has it morphed into something new—and maybe better?

Women are in the midst of a revolutionary reckoning with our ambitions. We’re not resigning en masse—because who can afford to quit her job in this economy?!—but we are trying to figure out a new set of goals and guidance for our professional lives. Thanks to long-simmering inequality and stubborn sexism, clarified by the pain of the pandemic, our definitions of success increasingly lie outside the realm of work. We are waking up to the fact that our jobs are never going to love us back. And we are trying to adjust accordingly.


Something Old, Something New
I always thought I’d get married in a church. But when I got engaged to my now-wife, I knew we’d need to find an alternative.

The thought of having to jump through hoops to find a church that felt culturally relevant and was willing to accept us made me reflect on all the hardships we faced just by being our authentic selves: The holidays we spent away from extended family. Our constant internal conflicts around religion. The never-ending need to educate loved ones. The friends and family who weren’t there when it mattered most. There was so much time we’d never get back—and so much disappointment still in store.


Leo Season Is Actually the Perfect Time For Black Women to Shave Their Head
Hear me out.

I first shaved my head 11 years ago, during Leo season to be exact. I was in college, and I never expected that decision to have such a positive impact on my life.
While taking the plunge can be scary at first, over the past decade, I’ve fallen in love with being bald-headed, and appreciate everything the experience has brought me. For starters, I’ve saved a ton of money by not having to pay for consistent haircuts and salon appointments, which for Black women can be extremely costly. I’ve also gotten back a lot of time, which has only resulted in being able to do more of the things I love, and increased my productivity. Plus, my confidence and self-esteem have both been boosted since there is nothing to hide behind anymore.


Life Is Short — Pick the Hot Guy
I’m tired of the old Hollywood adage that the “nice guy” always wins.

Who created this narrative that the hot guy is always a bonafide asshole while the lesser good-looking one is always magically “the one?” Perhaps, it was dreamt up by one of the (many) male players in the industry. A ploy to make these insecure men feel better about their own shortcomings. Why should we women have to lower our expectations and dumb down our standards to fit the fantasy of nerdy male showrunners? Who said that’s what we want to see during the hour (give or take) escape we get from our own measly love lives?


Everything We Know About The Great American Baking Show
Production is currently underway in the United Kingdom.

The Great British Baking Show is coming to America—sort of. The American spinoff of the hit British series will still film in the iconic tent in the United Kingdom, include British judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, but include two American hosts and feature American contestants.
Ellie Kemper, of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, and Zach Cherry, who currently stars in Severance, will be the show’s co-hosts. Cherry retweeted the announcement with two emojis: a chef and a loaf of bread.


In House of the Dragon, Star Emma D’Arcy Changes the Gaze
When D’Arcy, who is nonbinary and uses gender-neutral pronouns, auditioned for the role, they had no idea they were reading for one of the most-anticipated projects of recent years—nor had they seen the original series. “I’m very naive, and the job was untitled, so I thought it was just another fantasy series,” the London-born actor says. “I just don’t think there’s any way that I would have dealt with the pressure of the auditions process if, at that time, I had the love for Game of Thrones that I have now.”


Sarah Thankam Mathews Has Written One of the Buzziest, Most Human Novels of the Year
In writer and organizer Sarah Thankam Mathews’s debut novel, All This Could Be Different, the prose is electrified by the high stakes on the page. Mathews’s protagonist, Sneha, is a young Indian immigrant living in Milwaukee at the tail end of Obama’s second term, and watching her choices (of where to live, who to love, how to exist in the world) rapidly narrow as her life devolves into ordinary chaos is a breathless, dizzying, and completely beautiful adventure.


15 Irresistible Old Photos of Robert Redford
Charles Robert Redford, who turns 86, has left an indelible mark on American cinema. Only a handful of actors the world over can boast a filmography as dazzling over the last 60 years, spanning political thrillers, historical dramas, and timeless romances. With his irrefutable talent and winning charisma, Redford has appeared in no fewer than fifty movies, many of which have become classics. (Among them are Butch Cassidy and the Kid, in which the actor starred opposite Paul Newman; The Horse Whisperer, with a young Scarlett Johansson; and The Great Gatsby, with Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston.)
So, as he celebrates his birthday, take a look back at 15 sublime shots of Robert Redford.


A First Look at Emily Blunt as a Gun-Toting British Aristocrat in The English
Emily Blunt is going on a revenge quest. The A Quiet Place actor returns to television this November with The English, a six-part drama set in the American west in the late 19th century. The plot, in a nutshell: a British aristocrat, Lady Cornelia Locke (Blunt), sets out for the newly built town of Hoxem, Wyoming, to avenge herself on the person whom she believes murdered her son, with a former Pawnee scout, Eli Whipp (Chaske Spencer), as her guide. For his part, Whipp has his own deeply complicated relationship with “the English” (a term used to refer to American settlers regardless of their country of origin), and a plan to reclaim colonized land in Nebraska. Inevitably, their journey across the harsh country pushes them both to their limits.


How to Wash and Care for Workout Clothes
From leggings and sports bras to biker shorts and shirts, here’s how to clean your sweaty activewear.

Whether you’re running errands or heading to a Pilates class, athletic clothing is a closet staple for many. It’s absorbent, durable, lightweight, and comfortable for everyday wear, plus it keeps you cool while exercising. But because it’s often made of moisture-wicking materials, like polyester, the garments can easily hold onto the pungent smell of sweat. Knowing how to clean the fabric effectively can remedy this, however. There are a few ways to make sure your workout clothes emerge from the washer stench-free, such as using the correct detergent, keeping them separate from other clothes, and leaving them to air dry.


Braless: The Pros And Cons Of Not Wearing A Bra
From musculoskeletal pain to fashion preference, we spoke to the experts to find out whether women really should be wearing bras

Apart from during the occasional video conference call and Zoom session with our friends during lockdown, many of us were tempted to whip off our tops and #freethenipple entirely, especially as our backs were hurting from being hunched over our laptops, Monday to Friday. And, let’s be honest, not much has changed since lockdown restrictions lifted. Research carried out by Censuswide for Tu during lockdown found that since it began nearly 46% of women ditched their bras at least once a week in the name of comfort, and almost two in five women spend up to four hours a day in discomfort due to their underwear.
While we do love our lacey underwear, with the recent heatwave we’ve been experiencing in the UK we really can’t be bothered with boob sweat and chaffing.
That’s why we consulted a range of experts to find out the pros and cons of wearing a bra, and to ask whether we really should be giving our breasts some respite by going braless.


Highlights of Academy Museum’s Black Cinema Exhibit: Lena Horne’s ‘Stormy Weather’ Gown, Nicholas Brothers Home Movie
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is celebrating 73 years of Black film artistry with the new exhibit titled Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971.
Curated by the Academy Museum’s Doris Berger and Rhea Combs of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the first-of-its-kind exhibition features seven galleries exploring Black representation in film, from portraits of icons like Ruby Dee and Nina Mae McKinney to home videos of the Nicholas Brothers and Cab Calloway.


What Should a Queer Children’s Book Do?
How a vital, burgeoning genre of kid lit is being threatened across the country.

Recently, my five-year-old son brought home a picture book from our local library called “Uncle Bobby’s Wedding,” and, when he asked me to read it at bedtime that evening, I felt a profound resignation. The book’s cover features two smiling grooms in skinny-fit suits standing beneath an arbor, and a tiny flower girl, about my son’s age, wearing a bright yellow dress. The girl is Chloe, and one of the men, Bobby, is her favorite uncle: “He took her rowing on the river. He taught her the names of the stars.” Just a few pages in, Bobby brings his boyfriend to a family picnic, and there, to Chloe’s consternation, the couple announce their engagement. The book that I assumed this one to be unfurled in my head: Chloe would haltingly accept the notion that a wedding isn’t just for a man and a woman; she would learn that it’s O.K. to be gay.


Setting boundaries is more than just saying “no”
Relationships aren’t always easy to preserve. Boundaries can help.

Your parents may have taught you that “no” is a complete sentence, but actually saying it — or setting a boundary in general — can be tricky. Sometimes, you feel uncomfortable setting the boundary; sometimes, the other person hates it and has a strong reaction. But the fact remains that in your romantic relationships, at work, in your family, and in friendships, you’re going to have to set some boundaries one way or another.
Boundaries are a way to value yourself, and they don’t have to be scary. Or at least, that’s what our guest today, Nedra Glover Tawwab, writes about in her new book, Set Boundaries, Find Peace. Nedra is a therapist, bestselling author, and relationship expert. We talk about what boundaries are, why they’re so important, and I get some strategies for setting and keeping boundaries even when other people in my life don’t seem to want me to.


Are teachers leaving the classroom en masse?
The chaotic debate over this year’s teacher shortages, explained.

Teacher shortages are nothing new. The teaching profession has been perennially plagued by shortages for the last 50 years. But what’s happening this year might seem like a perfect storm: Long-term trends in the profession and a healthy job market in other fields are colliding with a couple of extremely difficult years in the classroom.
A mass exodus from teaching, as more teachers quit and fewer newly minted educators are available to take their place, feels like it makes intuitive sense this year



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