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Michelle Obama Has Been Coping With ‘Low-Grade Depression,’ She Says

Michelle Obama Has Been Coping With ‘Low-Grade Depression,’ She Says

Michelle Obama says that she’s been coping with “some form of low-grade depression” this year, in part because of the coronavirus pandemic and the devastating police killings of Black Americans. On a Wednesday, August 5, episode of her eponymous podcast, the former first lady spoke with award-winning journalist Michele Norris […]

Almost 200 Years Ago, This Queer, All-Women Art Collective Took The World By Storm

When her girlfriend Matilda Hays came downstairs looking for her, Charlotte Cushman was at her desk writing a letter. Outside on the busy Via del Corso, tourists browsed new stores selling antiques. It was April and Rome was soon to burst out in bloom. Inside, though, the weather was distinctively […]

Does Your Underwear Have An Expiration Date?

Does Your Underwear Have An Expiration Date?

Here at Refinery29, I’ve become the resident expert on underwear. How often should you change your skivvies? Should you wear panties to bed? I’m the go-to gal for these kinds of below-the-belt questions. But when my editors asked me to write about how often you need to replace your undies, […]

Beirut Needs Your Help: How To Support The City & Where To Donate Right Now

Beirut Needs Your Help: How To Support The City & Where To Donate Right Now

On Tuesday, a colossal explosion shook the Lebanese capital of Beirut severely damaging and demolishing the city’s port. For up to six miles away from the blast, parts of the city saw a jarring and overwhelming impact from the blast. By the next morning, more than 100 people were declared […]

Alicia Keys Is Officially Launching A Lifestyle Beauty Brand

Alicia Keys Is Officially Launching A Lifestyle Beauty Brand

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 12: Alicia Keys attends the 2019 Billboard Women In Music at Hollywood Palladium on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic) Alicia Keys’ naturally glowy complexion has always made us wonder what beauty products the singer-songwriter has in rotation, even before […]

Venus In Cancer Is Getting Us In Our Feelings

Venus In Cancer Is Getting Us In Our Feelings

Venus, the planet of love, social awareness, and money, is finally exiting its extended four-month stay in Gemini. Its next stop is emotional Cancer on August 7, where it will stay until September 5, says Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com. “During the time Venus was retrograde in intellectual Gemini, […]

The Best Music Documentaries About Women, From The Go-Go’s To Miss Americana

The Best Music Documentaries About Women, From The Go-Go’s To Miss Americana

There’s something wonderfully satisfying about seeing how some of our most beloved music is made. Even if the process is messy or fraught with drama — as these things often go in the music world — it can be fascinating to see the seed of an idea or a burst […]

Molly Wizenberg Knows There Isn’t Just One Way To Be Queer

Molly Wizenberg Knows There Isn’t Just One Way To Be Queer

There is a dominant narrative about what it means to be queer: a person struggles with their identity, comes out, and eventually finds love. Within that narrative there’s another storyline, one that involves a denial of self via a metaphorical closet, in which a person subsumes their identity, partnering with […]

An Ode To Coyote Ugly, The Ultimate ‘00s Fashion Movie

An Ode To Coyote Ugly, The Ultimate ‘00s Fashion Movie

Low-rise leather pants. Leopard print mini skirts. Ripped USA T-shirts. As a teenager watching Coyote Ugly in the early 00s, I was immediately hypnotised. In fact, few films from then made as big of a fashion impression on me. Part coming-of-age story, part dance film, the comedy-drama (that came out […]