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A favor de las relations que se quedan 10 per cento cortas

En su departureamento, se sentó frente al piano y empezó a tocar. Yo lo miraba desde el sofa, oscilando between expectation and terror. The day’s conversations convinced me of our compatibility—we both wanted a lifetime of travel with niños aventureros a nuestros pies—but I knew that a matter of seconds of our fantasies together would […]

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Balenciaga advertising scandal about “child abuse”: Designer Demna speaks out

After weeks of silence, Balenciaga’s controversial creative director Demna has finally addressed the BDSM ad scandal that has been ignited online over its inclusion of children wearing bondage gear and allegations of normalizing child sexual fetishization and abuse. That New York Post reports that the Georgian fashion designer, known only by his first name, posted […]

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Balenciaga advertising scandal about “child abuse”: Designer Demna speaks out

After weeks of silence, Balenciaga’s controversial creative director Demna has finally addressed the BDSM advertising scandal that has been sparked online over its involvement of children wearing bondage gear and allegations of normalizing sexual fetishization and child abuse. That New York Post reports that the Georgian fashion designer, known only by his first name, posted […]

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Gold chains look sexy on all genders and body types

I went to college before cell phones. For a short time I had the end of the title song of the James Bond film “Goldfinger” as an announcement on the answering machine. “Oooonly gooooolold,” sang Shirley Bassey. “He loooooves goooooold,” with all the lengthened vowels. The 1990s were a strange and campy time, but I’ve […]

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The Holiday Swindler: How One Woman’s Dream Vacation Became a $30,000 Scam

A Brazilian woman has shared how her dream vacation was turned upside down when she found out her travel agent had cheated her out of $30,000. Maria (not her real name), who lives in Australia, told her story in a BBC documentary The Holiday Cheatavailable to stream on Flash. Last year Maria decided to go […]

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Day 3: Ice skating in style

It started with Kristi Yamaguchi. My parents took me to see them on Stars on Ice when I was 7 and from the moment their blades touched the ice I was entranced. After years of skating remotely, I signed up for adult beginner classes last winter at one of New York’s many public rinks: the […]

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Junko Takase’s Akutagawa Prize-winning novel is a feminist’s nightmare

Junko Takase’s “Oishii Gohan ga Taberaremasu Yoni” is a rare work that makes good food seem rather unappetizing. The novel, which won the Akutagawa Prize this July, is a deceptively mundane story that depicts the day-to-day work of three colleagues. At first glance, it looks like a typical Japanese workplace drama that makes fun of […]

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Should you wear a mineral or chemical sunscreen? | The Canberra Times

The fact is that there are no perfect UV filters. Zinc oxide alone (inorganic filter) is what is found in most mineral sunscreens. It’s a fantastic UVA and UVB filter, but it can’t offer the same level of protection that you get with a multi-filter sunscreen. It also tends to feel thicker and greasy against […]

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Electricity, energy prices: Anthony Albanese joins SA Premier in a flooded river country

The Prime Minister faced a hard grilling as the deadline for his promised utility bill cost-cutting plan nears. Anthony Albanese is in the Riverland region of South Australia where rapid preparations are underway to combat the rising Murray River. But he couldn’t avoid questions about the country’s ongoing energy bill crisis as the media spied […]

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