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In the last few months the Internet has been ablaze with the term “manly men”. Candace Owens took to her Twitter and commented that “there is no society that can survive without strong men,” after Harry Styles made history as the first man to have a solo feature on the cover of American Vogue magazine…

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Effeminacy is the manifestation of traits in a boy or man that are more often associated with feminine behavior, mannerism, style, or gender roles rather than with masculine behavior. Metrosexual on the other hand is a portmanteau of metropolitan and heterosexual, coined in 1994 describing a man (especially one living in an urban, post-industrial, capitalist…

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The story goes that when King Louis XIV’s gardener at Versailles discovered noblemen were trampling his flowers to death by walking through the garden, he put up signs, or ‘etiquets’, to warn them to keep off the grass. Over time, the meaning of the word evolved to include various other codes of conduct, until we…

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“Believe women” is a terrible slogan. Why? Because women lie. A lot. Because many women don’t have a sense of humor. Because many women don’t understand their own sexuality or how to use it. Because many women don’t know how to take a compliment. Notice how I keep saying “many” and not “all”, because not…

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In time for Spring/Summer Burlesque star Dita Von Teese and her global lingerie partner AB Enterprises, have launched a new Lingerie Collection as part of their longtime work with plus size lingerie experts Playful Promises. 

Ifa Brand’s “Boudoir”

Circa announces the debut monograph on Belgian photographer Ifa Brand The roll call of successful models turned photographer is long and distinguished – from Lee Miller to Ellen von Unwerth. Ifa Brand’s journey from model to photographer and self-portraitist was prompted by her growing frustrations with the modelling world, and the desire to seize artistic…

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Art institutions worldwide are closed or partially closed because of COVID-19, but that isn’t stopping dancers at the Martha Graham Dance Company from continuing to offer dance, fitness, stress relief, healing and connection for all. As the iconic Graham ballet Appalachian Spring (now screening on the Planet Classroom Network YouTube Channel) reminds us, life is…

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When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind a prolific body of work. It remained largely unseen until two landmark exhibitions—in 2013 at the Moderna Museet Stockholm and in 2018 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York—thrust af Klint onto the world’s stage. Predating…

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At OC Jewellery, they know that nothing quite says ‘I Love You’ on Valentine’s Day like the gift of Jewellery. OC Romance Collection embodies the sentiment of love, with heart-shaped 18K White and Yellow Gold Rings, the White Gold Heart Band with Black and White Diamonds, or 18K Gold Rings with Mini Diamond Hearts; there’s…

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Joanna Grochowska received her MFA from the Faculty of Media Art and Set Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She learned about art from two contrary perspectives. Apart from MFA from Academy of Fine Arts, she was also educated in Finance with a specialization in Banking and Investment Strategies. During that program…

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Not much known about Steoville except that he’s real name Stephen Ocampo Villegas, he’s a self-taught visual artist who’s based in Cali, Colombia. That’s it, that’s all the information we have on him. “Photography for me is a way to stop time. Immortality. Fashion is the way of dressing of the whole society. That said,…

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The earliest known use of sex in advertising is by the Pearl Tobacco brand in 1871, which featured a naked maiden on the package cover. Other early forms of sex appeal in advertising include woodcuts and illustrations of attractive women (often unclothed from the waist up) adorning posters, signs, and ads for saloons, tonics, and…

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1960’s gave us the sexual revolution. They also gave us sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson who pioneered research into the nature of human sexual response and the diagnosis and treatment of sexual disorders and dysfunctions. In the initial phase of Masters and Johnson’s studies, from 1957 until 1965, they recorded some of the…

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Social Distancing in the Great Outdoors Naya Traveler’s journeys to off-the-beaten-path locales are designed with natural immersion, social distancing, and deep connection in mind. The itineraries below are adapted to current travel protocols, vetted by experts, and tailored to individual needs and preferences. Rates on request, all itineraries include luxury accommodation, all daily activities and excursions…

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The Gift Of Skin Love:  Radiant, Youthful Skin ByCYGALLE BEAUTY Achieving a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling lifestyle should always include three paramount qualities – the Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical. Yet, our lifestyles, especially in the holiday season, can cause the body, inside and out, to reveal signs of stress and wear-and-tear. Winter’s unrelenting weather, and certainly lack…