On July 19, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Clueless, a movie that is the be-all and end-all of everything we hold dear. (To put it plainly.)
To commemorate the film that breathed new life into Jane Austen’s Emma, we’ve rounded up the cult classic's totally important quotes in the (selfish) hopes of bringing them back into circulation. (As if they ever left.) After all, nothing says “don’t even” like a well-placed “as if!” (It sounds a lot better, too.) And we all know that Coolio’s “Rollin’ With the Homies” is one of 1995’s most underrated and treasured musical gems.
Happy birthday, Clueless. You’re a total Betty.
This story has been updated.
Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
With every new season comes a new crop of eye candy to shop for. But navigating the new arrivals section can feel daunting: With the overload of emerging trends, we tend to shop with eyes bigger than our wallet. It's easy to get caught up adding everything you see to cart, only to have a small cry when the price on your checkout page lists too many zeros. To offer a helping hand, every month, we'll be breaking down the best items in the market that you can buy for under-$150. Think of our curated shopping guide as an easy way to keep you in the know, without the need for a splurge. From warm-weather essentials to WFH must-haves, you'll be able to give your closet a mini boost on the cheap. Click on — these summer collections are calling your name. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commissionLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Mask Accessories Are Taking Over InstagramGirlfriend Is Launching Underwear & SocksYou Don't Want To Miss Zara’s Biannual Sale
While there's nothing quite like New York City in the summer, we're quickly learning that there's also nothing like New York City in the summer amidst a global pandemic. The scent of garbage infiltrates the air, A/C units are constantly leaking, and face masks are a must for the foreseeable future (regardless of what that means for our tan lines). So, while an Aperol Spritz can alleviate some of those summer bummers, another way to escape the city's hottest season is by planning a little getaway to a beach nearby. And, with Airbnb's enhanced cleaning protocols in place, finding a rental that feels safe to stay in during these uncertain times is now possible. If you thought your only seaside escape was a house in the Hamptons, think again. A prime location in NYC gives you access to plenty of alternative beaches — from Fire Island to Ocean City. To make your vacation planning just a little simpler, we went ahead and collected the best beach rentals in and around New York City. Accessible by subway, train, or car in under a few hours, these houses are the perfect spots to plan a quick trip. Just be sure to book before all the July through September dates are taken — and do your research on travel restrictions that may prohibit you from visiting. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?How To Support The Black Community Using Airbnb33 Beach Essentials We're Shopping For Summer 2020The Most Beautiful Lake-House Retreats On Airbnb
We may be trading in beach days for socially-distanced backyard hangs this July 4th, but that doesn't mean that the holiday is without its requisite sale bonanza. In fact, this year's online deals are coming out to play in a major way. Go ahead and treat yourself to that beauty something-something you've been eyeing because chances are it's going to be discounted. We know there's a lot out there, from brands to categories and specific products — so, we went ahead and broke down the deals on everything from skincare to makeup and hair by highlighting the star score from the sale. From 25% off a top-rated lash serum to Ulta Beauty's can't-miss summer event, these are the hottest steals worth carting through the weekend. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Our Readers' Top Stay-At-Home Buys Are On SaleWayfair's July 4th Sale Is Up To 70% OffThe Most Star-Spangled Fashion Sales
Simply put, Ken isn’t cool — and Mattel isn’t having it. The children’s answers, likely informed by media (some would later cite Madonna’s background dancers) and club-culture trends, inspire Ken’s new look and what would become an infamous nightmare for Mattel. The doll was called Earring Magic Ken, which is the absolute best name for an accidentally gay doll.
With her dramatic transformations for Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Margot Robbie has already established herself as the ultimate Hollywood beauty chameleon. Offscreen, the Aussie actress takes more subtle hair and makeup risks — be it a matte burgundy manicure styled out of season, or a swipe of bright-white eyeliner — churning out the kind of looks that feel like a dreamy July evening spent on a veranda with a chilled glass of rosé: chic summer perfection. In honor of the star's 30th birthday, we've combed through a few of her most stunning appearances, from L.A. to Paris, to narrow down exactly what her go-to makeup artist Pati Dubroff, hairstylist Bryce Scarlett, and colorist Justin Anderson do to make her our forever beauty muse — especially come vacation season. Check out the best beauty tips we've stolen from the star, ahead. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Violet Grey's Value Box Is Filled With Primo GoodsThe Best 4th Of July Sale Is At Ulta BeautyHow To Shop 4th Of July Beauty Sales Like A Pro
Every Thursday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a weekly report on unemployment — and since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve been nervously awaiting its release every week, watching as the number of unemployed Americans continued to rise. But today’s report has caused more of a stir than usual, because it finally seems to give us some good news: the overall unemployment rate has dropped to 11.1% in June, compared to 13.3% in May. But the reality is, this simple statistic fails to tell the whole story of joblessness in America right now. Heidi Shierholz, Director of Policy at the Economic Policy Institute, thoroughly put the report in context in a Twitter thread this morning. “The official unemployment rate was 11.1% in June, a welcome improvement from the last two months — but aside from April and May, it’s still higher than any unemployment rate we’ve seen since the Great Depression,” she wrote.She also pointed out that the data doesn’t yet reflect the enormous spikes in COVID-19 cases that we’ve seen recently in states like California, Florida, and Texas. “We are already hearing reports of people being laid off for the second time,” she explains. It’s unclear how much of the 4.8 million jobs added in June will be long-lasting, because over 2 million of those jobs were added to the leisure and hospitality industries.There’s also a problem of misclassifying workers. The BLS doesn’t count furloughed workers in its official unemployment rate — those workers are listed as “employed but not at work,” according to the EPI. In May, that meant that the actual unemployment rate was closer to 16.4%, and not 13.3% as the BLS’ official count suggests. Shierholz noted that in June, on top of the misclassified furloughed workers, “There were also 5.0 million who were out of work as a result of the virus but were being counted as having dropped out of the labor force.” She continued, “If all these workers were taken into account, the unemployment rate would have been 15.0% in June.”And this doesn’t even begin to take into account the huge variance in unemployment by gender and race. The nation has been having a powerful, ongoing conversation about racism since the George Floyd protests began in late May — yet by simply touting the new unemployment rate as 11.1%, we’re continuing to irresponsibly flatten how crises impact Black Americans and other people of color. A single number can’t represent the realities of everyone in this country. Though overall unemployment appears to have fallen in June, the unemployment rate for Black men is higher than it’s ever been since the start of the pandemic, now sitting at 16.3%. We’ve also known for a while that women are facing more joblessness due to COVID-19 than men, largely due to occupational segregation, but separating by race reveals an even more gruesome picture. According to the EPI, in May the percentage of all women out of work due to COVID-19 was 21.8%, compared to 17.3% for men. But for Black women, it was 25.4%; for Latinx women, it was 29.6%; for Asian women, it was 26.7%.In comparison, the unemployment rate for white men was 14.1% — less than half the rate it was for Latinx women.The EPI also estimates that 11% of those unemployed in May didn’t have a reasonable expectation of returning to their old jobs. “The survey the unemployment data are from asks unemployed workers who lost a job if they expect to return to work,” the report says. “Of the 21.0 million officially unemployed in May, 15.3 million expect to be called back to their old job, which means 5.6 million of the officially unemployed do not expect to be recalled to a former job.” It also estimates that many furloughed workers who said they expect to to return to their jobs may not actually do so. Other studies have suggested that around 30% of jobs lost in some industries may never return, instead being reallocated to other sectors.All of these important details are lost when we focus only on the unemployment rate released by the BLS every week. Non-white workers in particular are suffering from joblessness, yet Congress has yet to pass additional economic relief measures to help these Americans survive. With the possibility of many jobs being lost again as states with surging cases reclose businesses, combined with the fact that the $600 given by Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will end soon, it’s hard to have a positive outlook on the economy as we enter July.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Should You File For Unemployment?Many Jobs Lost During Coronavirus May Never ReturnMore Women Have Lost Their Jobs To Coronavirus
After months of being cooped up in the house, you’d be remiss to not soak up some of the summer sun, right? Be it in the park, on the beach, or on your apartment building’s fire escape, you lay out a blanket, slide on your sunglasses, and chill. A few hours later, you head back inside and catch your reflection in the mirror — only to see an unusual dark patch above your top lip staring back at you.According to Hadley King, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist, the darkening of that area, what some people call a “sun mustache,” is a common type of melasma. “Melasma is darkening of the skin, [also known as] hyperpigmentation, caused by a combination of factors including genetic predisposition, hormones, and sun exposure,” Dr. King explains. “The upper lip is a common location for melasma — hence, sun mustache.”Joshua Zeichner, MD, an NYC-based derm, says that the technical term for a sun mustache is chloasma, which is melasma that occurs around the mouth. “It is thought to be caused by your hormones, but UV light exposure is known to make it significantly worse,” he explains. “Excess estrogen can cause your body to produce more melanocytes, which then come to the surface of the skin and deposit pigment,” says Parminder Singh, esthetician and director of education at SKINNEY Medspa. “These melanocytes are then triggered by the heat and rays of the sun.”Prevention — as in, sunscreen — is the best way to tackle a sun mustache head-on. Dr. King is a fan of Supergoop Glowscreen SPF 40 for protecting your face. “It contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to help boost moisture in the skin, sea lavender for antioxidant protection, and cocoa peptides to help protect from blue light,” she says, adding that reapplication is critical when you’re out in the sun. “This powdered sunscreen is a great solution for people who want to reapply without messing up their makeup,” Dr. King says of Brush On Block Translucent Mineral Powder Sunscreen. “It’s all mineral: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, as well as antioxidants to protect from UVA and UVB sun damage, blue light, and infrared A rays.”Though SPF is by far the best way to prevent and protect your skin from hyperpigmentation, you can still take other measures in your skin-care routine if you’re trying to get rid of existing sun damage around your mouth. Dr. Zeichner recommends using a gentle exfoliating cleanser to shed pigmented cells from the surface of the skin, as well as an antioxidant-rich serum like Solara Suncare Juice Boost Defense Boosting Serum to help brighten and resurface.“Vitamin C is the best-studied antioxidant we have to brighten the skin,” Dr. Zeichner explains. “Not only does it interfere with abnormal pigmentation, but it also neutralizes free radical damage.” While over-the-counter products may help treat a mild to moderate sun mustache, more severe cases can benefit from laser treatments or topical prescriptions, which require you see a board-certified dermatologist. Though treating a sun mustache may seem straightforward, Nicole Hatfield, an esthetician at Pomp, says it all varies from case to case. “How long melasma lasts and how it goes away is different for everyone,” she says. “Some people’s melasma goes away rapidly on its own, while others may struggle with it for extended periods.” If your condition persists, experts recommend connecting with your doctor to rule out any underlying conditions, like a hormonal imbalance. So, before you head out to bask in the sunshine this weekend, remember: A hat, sunscreen, and a mask are your friends. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump attacked the Black Lives Matter movement, calling the rallying cry a “symbol of hate,” despite never taking such a firm stance against white supremacist symbols and organizing. Of course this comes as no surprise, as Trump has repeatedly made nods to his far right supporters. This time, it’s personal for the president, whose comments about Black Lives Matter came in response to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans to paint the phrase as part of a mural outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue. Trump was quick to criticize the decision, along with the city’s plan to cut the New York Police Department’s budget by $1 billion. “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the [mayor] is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”Trump’s comments about the Black liberation protests and symbols appear to be an effort to appeal to the further right, white racist contingent of his base. All week, the president has defended of racist symbols, statues, and even racist housing policy.On Sunday, Trump retweeted a video of a Florida supporter chanting, “White power.” In the days that followed, the president focused much of his energy on matters surrounding the preservation of statues of racist slave owners and Confederate monuments. “This is a battle to save the Heritage, History, and Greatness of our Country!” he said Tuesday, as the Department of Homeland Security announced the following day that it would form a task force to “protect American monuments, memorials, and statues.” The Trump campaign has ramped up its dog whistles in recent weeks, as well, as the president appears to be using the ongoing unrest to amp up his own base. Last month, his campaign was under fire for using fascist imagery and white nationalist symbols in their Facebook ads. But the Trump administration’s assault on Black Lives Matter movement is nothing new. In 2017, the FBI announced it would begin targeting “Black Identity Extremists,” classifying movements for Black rights as a “violent threat.” Trump’s persistent attacks on the ongoing anti-police uprisings could end up costing him the election, as thousands of people nationwide continue to take the streets in a show of collective struggle, solidarity, and power we haven’t seen in years. And the message is clear: The Trump administration and the entire existing political establishment won’t see peace until justice is served.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Trump's AFFH Threat Impacts Communities Of ColorHow Kellyanne Conway's Daughter Is Trolling TrumpTrump Tweeted A Video In Support Of "White Power"