With summer coming up and a seemingly infinite number of bathing suit choices swimming (sorry, had to) before our eyes, we find ourselves unable to decide which styles we’re going to commit to for the season. Do we opt for a trendy tie-dye or leopard-print bikini? Keep it old-school and retro with some kind of sporty, logo-ed maillot? Choose an allover print that will stand out on the beach?
When confronted with too much of a good thing, rather than follow flighty swimwear trends or engage with a print that you may tire of after a few wears, why not pick an eternally chic favorite like a white swimsuit?
Ahead, the best bikini and one-pieces we could rustle up.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the Institutes for Allergies and Infectious Disease, shared updates on the coronavirus during a talk with Dr. Francis Collin, director of the National Institutes of Health, on Monday, one day after CBS News host Margaret Brennan accused President Trump of preventing him from appearing on TV.
As we move into warmer weather and masks are part of our mainstay, what can we do to stay protected while keeping cool and blemish free? Here’s your guide to staying clear with recommendations by dermatologists and doctors and nurses wearing masks long 12-hour-shifts at a time, tricks to keep you comfortable, and some ways to add a little fun and personality to your mask game.
Dr. Taz Bhatia, an immune support and wellness physician, offers seven tips parents can follow to help keep their kids healthy: Add foods high in vitamin C: Citrus fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C like: oranges, grapefruits and beets support and help build a strong immune system. “With children, we really want them to get their vitamins through food, so the earlier you can establish some of these healthy eating habits, the better for their overall health,” Bhatia says. Make chicken soup a weekly option: Another immune-supporting food for kids is chicken soup. It isn’t just an option when children are sick. “It’s a great food to bring in maybe a couple of times a week to keep the immune system primed and supportive,” she explains. Chicken soup produces collagen that helps keep skin, hair and bones strong. It also has antiviral and antibacterial properties. Check out the video above for more tips.
Of all the mysteries that remain about COVID-19, how exactly it spreads is arguably the most contentious. Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization assert that it’s transmitted mainly through large respiratory droplets and rarely via surfaces. But this week, in a letter to WHO, 239 scientists and environmental experts expressed concern about another, more elusive route of transmission: tiny particles in the air.
July is BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Mental Health Month, also referred to as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. As millions around the world stand in solidarity to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement, one thing is clear: Black mental health needs to matter, too. Historically, mental health in the Black community has been a taboo topic. The stigma surrounding needing help, coupled with the trauma of systemic racism and COVID-19 has caused many Black Americans to suffer from a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. To further discuss the stress that comes with being Black in America, Yahoo Life spoke with five Black public figures, who are raising awareness on the importance of seeking therapy or other forms of treatment for mental health, and how to navigate this current social climate.
For the first time in the 56-year history of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, the annual special edition will feature a trans model: Valentina Sampaio. The 23-year-old Brazilian-born model previously made history by starring on the cover of French Vogue’s March 2017 issue, and later, in 2019, as Victoria’s Secret’s first-ever trans model. But the model hasn’t always experienced the kind of acceptance and praise that she’s garnering now. In an essay written by Sampaio for the issue, she shared her story of being born in a remote fishing village in Brazil, where trans people are subject to the world’s highest rate of violent crimes and murders — “three times that of the U.S.” “Being trans usually means facing closed doors to peoples’ hearts and minds,” she wrote. “We face snickers, insults, fearful reactions and physical violations just for existing.”For these reasons and so many more, Sampaio’s inclusion in this year’s swimsuit edition is monumental. “Thank you SI for seeing and respecting me as I truly am,” she wrote. “For understanding that more than anything, I am human. Thank you for supporting me in continuing to spread a message of love, compassion and unity for ALL.”Despite this being the first time that Sports Illustrated has included a trans model in the edition, it isn’t the Swimsuit Issue’s first historic casting. In fact, it’s, in part, responsible for catapulting the career of model Ashley Graham who, in 2016, became the Swimsuit Issue’s first-ever plus-size model. The magazine also selected model Halima Aden — who wore a hijab and burkini during her SI shoot — for its 2019 issue. This move by Sports Illustrated arrives following calls for justice for the trans community. In May, Tony McDade, a Black trans man, was shot and killed by police in Tallahassee, Florida. At the time, McDade was the 11th reported trans and/or gender non-confirming death by shooting of the year. A month later, news followed of the murder of a Black trans woman named Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells in Philadelphia. A few days later, people gathered together in Brooklyn to honor Black trans lives, with nearly everyone in attendance wearing white.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Victoria's Secret Has Hired Its First Trans ModelFrench <em>Vogu</em>e's First Transgender Cover ModelHalima Aden Models A Burkini In <em>Sports Illustrated</em>
In the vast abyss of athleisure you can buy on the Internet, variety isn't lacking. You can buy fitness gear in just about every color and pattern under the sun, from chartreuse to cheetah print. But there's something to be said for simplicity — especially if you're buying something like a sports bra, where it's more about quality than style. A black sports bra that works is better than a hot pink bra that looks cute, but is short on support. Plus, sometimes you want that chic health goth look. So we've rounded up six black sports bras that will support you through anything from yoga to bootcamp. Consider them the Little Black Dresses of the workout gear world. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Tips On Styling By Instagram Model, Jennifer AbeyThe Difference Between A $10 and $120 Sports BraThe Best High Impact Sports Bras
We have a hunch that — despite your summer vacation being canceled — you’re still shopping for swimwear. (Because, um, we still are.) Just because we’re not traveling far from home doesn’t mean we’re not seeking a water source — it may just be the fire hydrant around the block or the inflatable backyard pool instead of a far-flung white-sand beach. So no matter what, we’re in the market for a freshly-pressed maillot or a hot-off-the-press bikini. Keep one thing in mind as you browse the (digital) racks for a new bathing suit: a lot of swimwear is made from nylon, which is plastic. And we know that there’s already way too much plastic discarded into the ocean. As swimwear brands are getting wise to this unfortunate fact, more and more are offering recycled-fiber options in the bathing-tog category. So this time around, look out for brands that are using recycled synthetic materials to create those scoop-back maillots, high-waisted briefs, and balconette tops that will keep you ever-so-stylish, whether you’re enjoying a socially distant beach day or just cooling off around the corner. 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?The Coolest Swimwear Made From Recycled Plastic16 Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands To Shop This Summer
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, received a rare get-out-of-jail card and was granted permission to finish out the rest of his sentence at home citing health concerns. Unfortunately for Cohen, instead of passing go, he’ll be heading back several spaces to solitary confinement. After being furloughed in May, Cohen was taken back into custody on Thursday for failing to sign the Bureau of Prisons’ guidelines for his release. But what is perhaps most jarring about this are the guidelines that Cohen was unable or unwilling to follow. According to CBS News, which cited a copy of the conditional terms for Cohen’s release, he was expected to agree to “no engagement of any kind with the media, including print, tv, film, books, or any other form of media/news.” The guidelines also stated that Cohen was not allowed to post on social media, and asked that friends and family he communicated with use discretion about what they post about him on social media as well. “The purpose is to avoid glamorizing or bringing publicity to your status as a sentenced inmate serving a custodial term in the community,” the rules read. However, Cohen didn’t agree with these terms, and he and his attorney, Jeffrey Levine, were in the process of requesting a change to the guidelines.According to Levine, Cohen found the barriers — which, again, were to not talk to the media and not use Twitter — too ridiculous and showed no intent to follow them. Levine explained that signing the agreement would mean accepting that he can’t engage with the media through any medium, blocking his forthcoming book about President Trump from release. “I’ve never seen any language like this in my life that would strip a person of their First Amendment rights to communicate with the media,” Levine said. On July 2, Cohen tweeted about his book, violating the terms of his furlough. On Thursday, U.S. Marshals were ordered to take him back to prison outside of the courthouse where Cohen and his lawyer were trying to negotiate the terms. After a short hour and a half, Cohen pleaded, “I’ll sign the whole document if that means I don’t have to go back to jail.” Still, he’d already squandered his shot. > Favorable ruling yesterday by the Court as I am close to completion of my book…https://t.co/lprtpkdl7K> > — Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) July 2, 2020This all comes after a long investigation process that ended in Cohen’s 2018 sentencing to prison. In a plea deal, he was sentenced to three years for financial and campaign finance crimes on top of lying to Congress about his involvement in plans to erect a “Trump Tower” in Moscow while the 2016 campaign was happening. However, his violations also included the fact that Cohen set up payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 campaign to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald Trump. Cohen was already served a cease and desist letter from the Trump Organization while working on his book, explaining that he’s violating a confidentiality agreement and attorney-client privilege. Still, he’s continued to move forward with the book. This latest stint and his trip back to prison just might show that perhaps Cohen has a pattern of not honoring agreements. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?This Is How Long Larry Nassar Will Stay In PrisonJalil Muntaqim Is Battling Coronavirus In PrisonA Complete Timeline Of Jeffrey Epstein's Crimes
On Friday, President Donald Trump sent a pair of tweets accusing a nondescript number of “universities and school systems” of being “about Radical Left Indoctrination not Education.” Advancing his administration’s drive to turn education into a political wedge issue, Trump announced that he is having the Treasury Department reexamine the tax-exempt status and funding of universities and publicly funded schools. Trump threatened to take away the status and funding of any institution “if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues.”“Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status… and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated!” Trump wrote in his thread.Trump’s tweets are the latest in a series of efforts from his administration to influence the state of education and re-open school systems in the Fall. Earlier this week, he rejected the advice of health specialists and threatened to strip schools of funding if they do not reopen ICE also announced this week that it would not issue visas to international students taking classes at schools hosting Fall term entirely online, which runs the risk of displacing upwards of one million students. But Trump’s specific threat to essentially defund some schools assumes a type of power he may not even have. Both public and private universities and colleges in the U.S. largely have tax-exempt status as an educational institution or through being an entity of the state government, according to the Association of American Universities. Trump’s complaints do not keep institutions from qualifying for tax-exempt status under current guidelines put forward by the Internal Revenue Service. “Advocacy of a particular position or viewpoint,” according to the IRS, still falls under educational for tax purposes “if there is a sufficiently full and fair exposition of pertinent facts to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion.” Another snag in Trump’s plan is that federal law prohibits the IRS from targeting groups for regulatory scrutiny “based on their ideological beliefs.”Still, this isn’t the first time Trump has complained about schools being driven by what he describes as a radical, leftist ideology. On the Fourth of July, he condemned “Cancel Culture” as a political weapon endangering the American way of life. “In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance,” said Trump in his Mount Rushmore address. “If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished. It’s not going to happen to us.” He continued saying, “Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but that were villains.”Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why Customers Are Boycotting Goya FoodsWhat The BLM Mural Outside Of Trump Tower MeansThese SCOTUS Decisions Are Giving Us Whiplash