Daily Archives: September 30, 2022

Amid war, Europeans support a more ‘geopolitical European Union’ | European Union News

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A new survey of public opinion in European and North American countries shows faith in Europe’s geopolitical importance growing, as confidence in the United States’s long-term influence falters against a backdrop of the war in Ukraine. While two-thirds of respondents in this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey see the US as the most influential actor in […]

Isabel Marant Looks Back to the Birth of Boho-Chic for Spring 2023


Photo: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images In the 2000s, back when our favorite suffix was -chic instead of -core, Isabel Marant practically invented an aesthetic — Parisian-chic, effortless-chic and boho-chic would all have been accurate descriptors — that captivated stylish women the world over, including “It girls” like Erin Wasson, Alexa Chung and Caroline de […]

Why Do We Say We’re “Feeling Under the Weather” When We’re Sick?

1841 robert havell painting of boston

In one respect, we’re all pretty much always under the weather by default of living beneath the atmosphere. But that might not be the most welcome response when someone tells you they’re under the weather—meaning they don’t feel well. While people generally agree that the idiom has nautical origins, it’s not entirely clear what those […]

4 Makeup Products Bethenny Frankel Says “Come on Strong” But Will Last Forever

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In the latest edition of “breath-of-fresh air” beauty reviews, Bethenny Frankel is tackling the topic of long-lasting makeup products, and this new batch has a little bit of a personal comparison. “Some products have personalities like me—they come on really strong, but you gotta give them a chance,” she shared on social media. “These are […]

American consumers spent more in August, as prices rose | Inflation News

People in market

Consumers spent a bit more in August than the previous month, a sign the economy is holding up even as inflation lifts prices for food, rent, and other essentials. Americans boosted their spending at stores and for services, such as haircuts, by 0.4 percent in August, after it fell 0.2 percent in July, the Department of […]

$1.5 Million Floating Home Prototype Collapses At Unveiling Event

SeaPod Topples Over

The SeaPod, builty by Panama-based technology company Ocean Builders, is meant to be a self-sustaining, eco-restorative home that floats above the waves. CheapPontoon/TwitterA still from a Twitter video of the SeaPod’s collapse. At its grand unveiling on September 22, a futuristic luxury model home meant to float on the water toppled over in front of […]

Hair, Makeup and a Little Hollywood Magic Transformed Ana de Armas Into Marilyn Monroe for ‘Blonde’

For a near three-hour runtime, Ana de Armas was transformed into the Hollywood icon.

For a near three-hour runtime, Ana de Armas was transformed into the Hollywood icon. Photo: Matt Kennedy/Courtesy of Netflix Transforming an actor into a historical figure is never easy, especially when that figure has a face as recognizable and iconic as Marilyn Monroe‘s. “Blonde,” the much-buzzed-about film that made its Netflix debut on Wednesday, portrays […]

8 Acne Solutions to Help Treat and Avoid Future Breakouts

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Acne affects 80 percent of Americans some time in their lives and we spend more than $11 billion a year on over-the-counter solutions. While nothing can replace a customized treatment plan with a board-certified dermatologist, there are many at-home solutions that help keep breakouts at bay. Bloomfield Hills, MI dermatologist Linda C. Honet, MD says mild cleansing and […]

Palestinians mourn boy, 7, who died from ‘fear’ of Israeli forces | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Rayan funeral

A throng of men clutching the body of a seven-year-old Palestinian boy marched through a town in the occupied West Bank towards the child’s final resting place on Friday, a day after his parents say he died from fear of armed Israeli soldiers. Rayan Suleiman, with bright eyes and a backpack emblazoned with an animated […]

Save Big on These Top-rated Accessories for Cast-Iron Cookware

Lodge rust eraser tool on a cast iron skillet

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. When it comes to cast-iron cooking, Lodge makes some of the best skillets and griddles that money can buy. Established in 1896, the venerated brand creates the type of cheap (yet long-lasting) […]