Since many of us won't' be able to give our moms a literal hug on May 10, we'll have to make do by sending a figurative one: in the form of a cozy cloak, aka a bathrobe.
This part-bed, part-bath piece is the ultimate comfy-luxe home attire. Like an incredible pajama-towel hybrid, the robe's leisure potential knows no bounds: It can be worn while dry or wet, reading on the couch or cooking in the kitchen, and with or without the company of others. Plus, it makes majorly crowd-pleasing gifting material for moms who may not always treat themselves to the little self-care splurges they so deserve.
Ahead, the best bathrobe styles to send this Mother's Day as socially distant but still snuggly hug stand-in — from plush terry-cloth types with pockets to premium waffle-weaves with hoods.
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Taylor and Justin Norris shows us the LIT method, a low impact training routine we can do at home as part of Yahoo Life’s fitness series, “Take 5.” Grab a foam roller and bootie band for this session, and prepare to enjoy a full-body workout. “Low impact training is so beneficial because it provides a high intensity to low impact workout that’s results driven while strengthening your body, correcting your posture and fixing muscle imbalances,” Justin says. “Our motto at LIT method is no running, no jumping and no weights,” adds Taylor. This five-minute workout can be done three times a week with one day in between for rest. “Staying active right now is so important because you really want to focus on your physical and mental health,” Justin explains. Check out the video above for the complete workout.
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.
When a 50-year-old woman steps out in public wearing a face mask in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s generally not noteworthy. But when said woman is the president’s wife — it’s a national news story. On Sunday, five months into the COVID-19 outbreak that has claimed more than 137,000 American lives thus far, First Lady Melania Trump stepped out in public wearing a mask to safeguard against the spread of coronavirus for the first time.In a video posted to the First Lady’s official Twitter account on Sunday, Trump can be seen touring the grounds of the Mary Elizabeth House, a Washington, D.C., ministry that works to support young mothers who are in or have aged out of the foster care system.“It was a pleasure to spend time with the staff, mothers & children at The Mary Elizabeth House, a place that helps strengthen families & provides life skills, counseling & educational resources to help vulnerable single women & their children. BeBest,” Trump wrote in a tweet alongside the video.> Today I visited The Mary Elizabeth House, an inspiring place & supportive community for young women & children. I met w staff, mothers & children, & dropped off boxed lunches & BeBest items to show my appreciation for their efforts to strengthen families in our community. pic.twitter.com/lR8vTfrx8u> > — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) July 9, 2020Although the First Lady posted about the importance of wearing a mask to stall the spread of coronavirus back in April (“Take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously. COVID19 is a virus that can spread to anyone,” she wrote on Twitter), neither she nor her husband, President Donald Trump, had sported the protective face coverings publicly until last weekend. Trump, in all his presidential power, has previously stated that he won’t be wearing a mask in public saying that he doesn’t “see it happening.” The president also mocked assumed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for wearing a mask before.But it looks like things have changed, as wearing a mask has become a political debate in the months since the pandemic started. On Saturday, Trump wore a mask — publicly — during a visit with wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.The reversal brings the Trumps into line with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance on continuing to wear the masks in public in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, which is believed to be highly transmissible through respiratory droplets released into the air, even when a potential carrier is asymptomatic. The president has been notoriously averse to heeding the conventional wisdom on mitigating the spread of COVID-19, and has even gone so far as to host his infamous open-air rallies despite the fact that new instances of the virus continue to surge across the country.Melania Trump, despite her previous insistence that wearing a mask is necessary, has remained quiet in the face of her husband’s protest against them. The Trumps, it’s worth noting, are no strangers to flouting traditionally observed sartorial norms. During a trip to visit children detained in a border camp amid the Trump administration’s immigration fiasco of 2018, Melania famously wore a jacket emblazoned with the phrase “I really don’t care, do you?” And the president himself, famously, once defied the advice of medical professionals and opted to forego protective glasses in order to stare bravely into the sun during a solar eclipseLet’s not commend the Trumps yet, though — after all, they’re just doing what we’re all supposed to be doing amid a pandemicLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Hell Is Donald & MelaniaWhy Ivanka Brought Her Purse To A Tear-GassingCan Trump Really Threaten To Defund Schools?
As we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is currently in the process of lining his home with wall-to-wall posters of an illustrated mountain. Well, probably that’s not actually what he’s doing, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he were. After presenting his top prize science fair model of the New York COVID-19 “curve” two weeks ago, Cuomo has now unveiled his latest project: a Pandemic Poster™. During a Monday briefing on New York’s COVID-19 response, Cuomo kicked things off by discussing his love of traditional poster art (ok!), and explained how he drew inspiration from the 1900 campaign poster of politician William Jennings Bryan. He then dramatically revealed his latest arts and crafts feat in the form of an illustrated “timeline” of the coronavirus impact on New York in the shape of a mountain with the words “New York Tough” strung across the top.Created by Brooklyn-based artist Rusty Zimmerman, the artwork was meant, according to Cuomo, to show how far the city has come and what work is still left to do. But the poster — replete with illustrations of a giant nose being swabbed, a bottle of hand sanitizer, an octopus flopped next to a cruise ship, and even a fire emoji — immediately became the subject of internet fodder. > NewYorkTough pic.twitter.com/jGIEMMxBLu> > — Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) July 13, 2020While Cuomo may have delighted in this artistic depiction of a pandemic that has killed thousands in New York, others were just confused, and left asking questions, like: What — and I cannot stress this enough — is the “Boyfriend Cliff?”On the right side of the COVID mountain, just above where Cuomo’s daughters Cara, Mariah, and Michaela (and his dog, Captain) are apparently pulling the city’s curve back to normalcy, appears a tiny cliff where a figure can be seen dangling off. This is labeled the “boyfriend cliff.” There is no explanation for what the cliff is, or why it exists, but the Internet’s imagination knows no limits. > me and my friends hanging out at the boyfriend cliff pic.twitter.com/UaPVTSU37c> > — himboist (@kamilumin) July 13, 2020> found boyfriend cliff pic.twitter.com/2euZ6xcBFs> > — Geoffrey (@geofflapid) July 13, 2020Some pondered whether the Boyfriend Cliff could be referring to Tellef Lundevall, who is dating Cuomo’s daughter Mariah, who was quarantined with the family in Albany. Lundevall has been the butt of a few jokes from the governor over the last few months. Still, though, why is he hanging from a cliff? What does it all mean? Let’s circle back with Twitter to find out:> the “Boyfriend Cliff” is when you date one of Cuomo’s daughters and he doesn’t like it so he draws you dying on a public poster pic.twitter.com/Ubq8m17veZ> > — Katie Sicking (@KatieSicking) July 13, 2020While the boyfriend cliff is still — and may always be — shrouded in dark mystery, Cuomo’s poster has tons to unpack that don’t involve people hanging off cliffs at all. Like, why is Donald Trump sitting alone on the moon?Perhaps the answers to all our Pandemic Poster™ questions will be revealed once New York has fully reopened — if, you know, that ever happens. It’s hard to say if it will, though, considering our governor is so busy with his art projects.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Andrew Cuomo's Press Conference Was A Bad JokeNew Yorkers Protest Rent In Front Of Cuomo's HouseWhat Andrew Cuomo's "Tracing Army" Will Look Like
At a press conference earlier today, California governor Gavin Newsom made an announcement calling for the re-closure of indoor service operations, including hair salons and barbershops, in 30 counties, to curb a new spike in COVID-19 cases. But not long before the order was enacted, actress Mandy Moore visited Nine Zero One, her go-to salon in Los Angeles, for a summer haircut and color.The 36-year-old TV star (and singer) debuted a fresh mid-length lob with light brown highlights on Instagram, with her stylist, colorist, and Nine Zero One’s co-owner, Nikki Lee, posting the glam shot on her own account. Even with Moore’s nose and mouth safely covered by a paisley face mask in the photo, her signature features — green-blue eyes, strong brows, and shiny brown hair — are on full display, only enhanced by her dusting and honey-brown balayage.> View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by Nikki Lee | Hairstylist (@nikkilee901) on Jul 13, 2020 at 10:51am PDTTo Lee’s credit, the best part about the cut and color is the fact that it’s not a major change for the This Is Us star. Instead, it’s proof that a few foils, freshly-snipped ends, and a little texture spray is all it takes to freshen up your hair this summer. With the latest news out of the local government, it looks like Nine Zero One and hundreds of other salons in the area will be forced to suspend business once again in the interest of public health and safety. If you’re a California resident like Mandy Moore, you’ll just have to wait a little while longer for your next appointment — a small price to pay for the greater good.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Light Pink Is The Hair Color Of QuarantineThe Best Hydrating Conditioners For Dry HairWhy You Should Be Asking For "Teasylights"
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