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Elizabeth Wellington: All this blackface makes me want to cancel high fashion

I've watched in horror over the last few months as some the world's most prestigious fashion brands, such as Gucci and Prada, and as of last week, the very basic Katy Perry, repeatedly put their foot in it by putting blackface on it.

I can't for the life of me understand why it's not crystal clear that blackface, golliwogs, nanny archetypes, ...Read more

Deals & Steals: $5 Uber discount from Dr Pepper

Drink up and save on Uber rides.

Get a $5 discount on the ride hailing service with purchase of two 20-ounce Dr Pepper products, up to $25.

Buy the goods (qualifying products include Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper Cherry, Diet Dr Pepper Cherry, or Dr Pepper Real Sugar) and submit images of the bar codes by texting DRPEPPER to 64827 to ...Read more

Deals & Steals: $10 appliances at Macy's

Get a panini grill or other small kitchen appliances for just $10 at Macy's with a rebate offer.

The Bella items, normally $44.99, are on sale for $25 and come with a rebate in the form of a $15 Visa prepaid gift card.

Other options (while they last) include a 5-quart Programmable Stainless Steel Slow Cooker; 4-slice toaster; 12-piece Rocket...Read more

9 things you're doing that annoy hotel housekeeping

Hotel housekeeping typically has about 15 minutes to tidy up guest rooms (sometimes up to 45 minutes for checkouts), which can have some disgusting consequences, so keep that in mind when occupying a room. While keeping a clean room can certainly help an overworked housekeeper, it can also be a favor for fellow guests. Ever arrived at a hotel ...Read more

Answer Angel: Does your pashmina make you look dated?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have always considered pashmina shawls to be, in addition to versatile, also beautiful and stylish on women of all ages. I was wearing one in the recent cold weather, and two of my friends told me I looked like an old lady with it. I would like to know what you and your readers think of the style in general.

- Carol...Read more

Joanna Gaines moves a little more upscale with some exclusives for Anthropologie

DALLAS - Joanna Gaines has designed rugs and pillows for fashion and home lifestyle brand Anthropologie.

The Waco, Texas-based home designer, retailer, author and TV celebrity has created the home accessories for the Philadelphia-based 226-store company.

While Chip and Joanna Gaines' company has branched into many merchandise categories, ...Read more

Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break Style

Fashion Daily / In Fashion /

If you're dreaming of tropical shores and lucky enough to take a break from the cold weather this spring, just remember to take your fashion sense with you. But before the clothes come off and the beach party begins, here are a few tips to keep your cool and avoid having a spring break style meltdown.

--Do keep it natural. Who really wants to ...Read more

3 ways to transition your outfit from workwear to social attire

Fashion Daily / Simple Style /

I usually live by the motto that you can never be too overdressed; however, you often don't want to be dressed in formal office attire when going out after work. It's nice to give some separation to your day and give yourself a break from office life.

Part of successfully creating a work/life balance is being able to leave work at work and ...Read more

On special night out, shine like a star

Watching the stars cross the red carpet during awards season makes a lot of us mere mortals feel we need to step up our wardrobe - especially when it comes to going out for a special occasion such as an elegant dinner or party.

"It doesn't matter what age group, people like watching the red carpet to see what colors and styles are in,&...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: State of the Union's white-wearing congresswomen reminded me of the church-going black women in my family

Most of the women in the U.S. House of Representatives wore all-white ensembles to President Trump's State of the Union Address Tuesday night to pay homage to suffragists.

Winter be damned.

But the strength of these politicos, from New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, in her chic pants and matching capelet, to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, ...Read more

Doreen Christensen: Grocery prices are on the rise. Here are tricks to save 75 percent (really!) on food

Grocery prices are on the rise, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a new industry marketing report.

Retail food prices are expected to rise 1 percent to 2 percent this year, says the USDA Economic Research Service. That's echoed in a February Acosta Sales & Marketing report, which predicts consumers will pay more for meat...Read more

11 rookie mistakes to avoid on your first Los Angeles vacation

Hollywood has beamed Los Angeles into movie theaters and televisions across the globe since the 1920s. No matter where you're from, you've seen the City of Angels, so it's no surprise it's one of the top tourist destinations in the world. And Los Angeles really does have it all: sunny skies, sprawling beaches, movie studios, theme parks, world...Read more

Answer Angel: How to furnish your apartment with Marie Kondo castoffs

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Great news! Our adult son got a good job, moved out of our house, rented his own apartment and is, finally, on his own (and out of our hair). Now, he needs everything to launch his life on his own. I'm wondering if you have some tips for saving money as he begins to furnish his place, which currently has little besides...Read more

Shoe-Ins for Spring

Fashion Daily / In Fashion /

Get a step ahead of a new season and indulge in a new pair of shoes. You may still be wearing snow boots, but it's never too early to give your feet a breather and get ready for the warmer days to come.

Here's a preview of spring's best footwear trends:

-- Details, details, details. Think of shoes as jewelry. This year, shoes are decorated ...Read more

How to wear belts: 5 guidelines for the belt-challenged

Fashion Daily / Simple Style /

Wearing any kind of belt can be difficult, especially when you're shy about drawing attention to your waistline. On the other hand, belts are fun and useful accessories that have the potential to add a whole new dimension to your wardrobe. They can add extra polish to an outfit, define the waistline as needed, provide textural interest and even ...Read more

Deals & Steals: $5 movies and $5 concessions at AMC Theatres on Tuesdays

Get $5 admission at AMC Theatres on Tuesdays and use a coupon to get cheap concessions, too.

Join the free AMC Stubs Insider club to get the cheap admission to any movie showing on Tuesdays. Members also get one free refill on large popcorn purchases and earn points toward $5 rewards.

Use a coupon to get $5 deal on a 20-ounce Coke and a ...Read more

NuFace and other high-tech beauty gadgets to use at home

For years, the sirens of the beauty and dermatology industries have lured us with promises of instant lifts and tighter, brighter skin along with the elimination of wrinkles, acne, cellulite and unwanted hair by way of lasers and other high-tech treatments. Frankly, all those fancy treatments are expensive, with sessions often running into the ...Read more

Deals & Steals: Did your Comcast cable or internet bill increase? Here's what to do about it

Our Comcast bill doubled in January. Chances are, your bill went up, too.

When I called to ask why our internet bill jumped to $70 a month, I got a doozy of an answer.

Comcast had tried to contact me in December to renew the promotional rate I had been receiving, the customer service rep explained, but since they were unable to reach me to ...Read more

The biggest mistakes to avoid in Puerto Rico

Just a few hours away from many major East Coast destinations, Puerto Rico is a vibrant, tourist-friendly island known for its beautiful beaches, warm hospitality and incredible ecosystem. After sustaining severe damage from Hurricane Maria in fall 2017, Puerto Rico is once again ready for tourism - one of the island's major industries. While ...Read more

Answer Angel: Should you keep your nail polish in the fridge?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I opened my friend's refrigerator the other day and was surprised to see that is where she stores her nail polish. I asked her why, and she says it makes it last longer. Is this true? Since nail polish can cost $7 or $8 per, I'd like to preserve it as long as possible.

- Suzanna E.

Dear Suzanna: The answer is yes and...Read more

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