The Biggest Fashion Trend for 2020 May Be Protest

Mental health protest took center stage in Milan recently when a Gucci designer offended masses of fashion fans, including one of his models. In a bold move made for Instagram, a Gucci model walked the runway in protest with the words Mental Health is Not Fashion penned in black on their palms. Arms out, palms forward, the image was posted and liked by hundreds of thousands of people.  The model wrote, “As an artist and a model who has experienced her own struggles with mental health, as well as family members and…

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What are the health benefits of yoga?

Yoga is a popular exercise that focuses on breathing, strength, and flexibility. Practicing yoga may provide many physical and mental health benefits. Between 2012 and 2017, the percentage of people in the United States practicing yoga increased from 9.5% to 14.3% in adults and from 3.1% to 8.4% in children. The 2012 National Health Interview Survey reported that around 94% of people who practice yoga in the U.S. do so for wellness reasons. Respondents said that yoga benefits their health by: encouraging them to exercise more inspiring them to eat more healthfully improving their sleep quality reducing their stress levels…

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10 fashion trends from the past that are making a comeback this fall

What year is it, again? It may be hard to tell, because a quick glance at the outfits of celebrities, street style icons, and store mannequins might make you feel like you’ve just stepped into a time capsule. Welcome to 2019, where mom jeans are cool again, fanny packs are no longer considered tacky, and barrettes have been reborn. Sarah Byrd, a New York University and Fashion Institute of Technology fashion historian and lecturer, previously spoke to Insider about why fashion trends are cyclical. “The story of fashion is also the story…

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How to pick the perfect job interview outfit, according to a ‘fashion psychologist’

Don’t know what to wear for your upcoming job interview? We’ve heard the same advice over and over again: “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” But how do you go about doing that? Browse the internet and you’ll discover countless advice on things like what colors and accessories to wear (e.g., black to convey power, red for passion and energy, a splash of white for simplicity, a bold tie for authority). But what if red makes you feel angry and white looks depressing to you? If wearing the “conventional…

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The Best Books for Women Looking to Climb the Career Ladder

If you want to advance your career, learning from others’ experiences can give you a boost. PEXELS.COM Climbing the corporate ladder—particularly for women—can at times feel like you’re entering uncharted territory, where you’re suddenly forced to rely on guesswork and speculation. But advancing in your career doesn’t have to be (and shouldn’t be) based on guesswork. Advancing your career can be studied and implemented by anyone in any industry, just by utilizing the analytical skills that most likely got you where you are in the first place. That’s why it’s important to…

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Beyond The Grind: Find Meaning In Travel — Abroad Or In Your Back Yard

You can’t open a magazine this summer without seeing stories about swarms of tourists crowding once-serene locales. During an age when everything is relentlessly mediated on social media, NPR’s Life Kit wanted to step back for a moment and ask, What is traveling away from home really for? How can it be more meaningful? In a long-ranging conversation, artist Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing, reminds us why we wander — for perspective and surprise — and how the travel mindset can be practiced without leaving home at all.…

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Fashion mourns end of the line for Sonia Rykiel

Models present creations for Sonia Rykiel during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on October 3, 2016. (AFP/Alain Jocard) Fashion mourned Thursday the demise of the troubled French fashion label Sonia Rykiel that once symbolized the rebellious spirit of 1960s Paris. A court in the French capital ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the “Queen of Knits”, once an icon of youthful revolt against the stuffy fashion establishment. The designer, who died nearly three years ago from Parkinson’s disease aged 86, popularized dressing…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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THE MOST RECENT FASHION TRENDS AND THEIR SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES

Fast fashion is a term we hear mentioned all the time in the industry, but what exactly does it mean? Put simply, fast fashion is when big brands churn out popular designs (often mimicking high-end designers) at a low price-point, so the consumer is able to follow current trends easily and for little money. However, what we don’t see is what goes on behind the scenes, as workers are rarely paid the minimum wage and work in harsh, unjust conditions. Equally, fast fashion brands are not transparent about where they…

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Career Management – The Art Of Staying Relevant And Fulfilled

The workplace of today has never been more interesting! There are multiple dynamics at play. On one hand, organizations are operating in a world that has been “VUCA-ised” multifold compared to the past. The speed of disruptions businesses are experiencing is at a never-before pace. On the other hand, the workforce has become multigenerational where employees’ motivations and drivers are beyond money and job security. Keeping this context, Career Management as a concept has become as real and true as it can get. It is no more an esoteric thought…

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