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27 Trendiest Spring Nail Polish Colors of 2020

Spring nail colors tend to be a bit of a gamble. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the concept of soft, dreamy pastels coating my fingernails when it’s gloomy and gray outside. But let me ask you a simple question: Have you ever encountered a quality pastel shade, one that doesn’t streak or look kind of sad and limpid once it slides off the brush? In my experience, that’s a rare find.

So this year I set out to find the best spring nail colors, the ones that look every bit as good on your hands as they do in the bottle. To weed out the duds, I turned to a few celebrity nail artists for their expertise. (If it’s good enough for a runway or a red carpet, it certainly works for me.) The result: 27 standout shades that are perfect worn on their own, mismatched, or with the biggest spring nail designs. Sure, there are plenty of whisper-soft blues, cool lilacs, and iterations of pink. But experts say egg-yolk yellows, punchy corals, and tomato red are equally big this year.

Also important: They all feature smooth, long-wear formulas that are actually easy to use if you’re painting your nails at home. Scroll on for this year’s batch of pro-approved spring nail polish shades.

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The Tokyo Olympics Officially Has a New Start Date for 2021

The Tokyo Olympics officially has a new start date after being postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021,” the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Monday, March 30. The Paralympic Games will follow, running from August 24 through September 5.

“With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge,” IOC President Thomas Bach said, per NPR. “Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”

The president of the Tokyo 2020 games, Mori Yoshirō added, “A certain amount of time is required for the selection and qualification of athletes and for their training and preparation and the consensus was that staging the rescheduled Games during the summer vacation in Japan would be preferable.”

The Tokyo Olympics is just one of many national and international sporting events, concert tours, and other large-scale gatherings that have been canceled due to the current global health crisis. 2020 marks the first time the Olympics has been postponed, though it was suspended three times due to World War I and World War II.

This is, obviously, incredibly disappointing for the athletes who have been preparing for the games since 2016, But many have expressed their support of the move—and now they have an official date to work toward for 2021. “Just one more year to get better,” decorated American swimmer Lily King posted. “This Olympics was going to be the most important Olympics of my career because of everything that’s happened in my past,” another swimmer, Ryan Lochte, said. “But this whole thing is way bigger than me. It’s way bigger than the Olympians. It’s affecting the entire world right now. Our main thing is staying safe and healthy.”

The Olympics is always a time when the country and the world comes together, and we can only guess that we’ll feel that more than ever in Tokyo 2021.

The 19 Best Sex Toys for Couples, According to Sex Therapists

Endless boredom brought on by the coronavirus doesn’t have to end with puzzles and family board games—some couples are using different kinds of toys to entertain themselves during social distancing. Sex toys for couples (and personal vibrator) sales are buzzing right now, with people in quarantine finding freakier ways to relieve their cabin fever.

So if you’re cooped up with your partner right now and things are starting to feel ~ tense ~, consider shopping for one of the best sex toys for couples as a welcome reprieve. Nothing lets up the mounting tension quite like makeup sex, and assuming you’re both past the “should you or shouldn’t you buy a sex toy?” stage, a new gadget could be just what the two of you need to blow off steam. (After all, when’s the last time you got something that was so good you nearly passed out?)

Whether you don’t know where to begin or you’re looking for a favorite new vibrator, we asked sex therapists, educators, and counselors for their recommendations on the best sex toys for couples—and they delivered. There’s a sex toy for just about any kind of person, budget, and preference. (Oh, and don’t forget about all the attachments.) From vibrating penis rings to G-spot stimulators, finger vibrators that can be used during penetrative sex, and a tongue-like attachment that simulates the real thing, we rounded up sex toys for couples that are just as fun to use together as they are alone. Ahead, 17 expert-recommended sex toys, because good sex really is the gift that keeps on giving.

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Here’s How Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Plan to Spend Archie’s First Birthday

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6, 2019.

The couple reportedly already has some big plans in the works to celebrate his first birthday. An Us Weekly source says they are going to be “celebrating at Queen Elizabeth II’s Scottish estate, Balmoral … and have talked to the queen about having a picnic on the grounds.” The source goes on to say the queen is “very excited” for the celebration. It’s been previously reported that the Sussexes were set to spend some time at Balmoral with (Prince) Harry’s grandmother this summer—though with all travel plans right now, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to assume things could be on hold given the uncertain and ever-changing guidelines around the coronavirus pandemic.

Queen Elizabeth II will reportedly gift Archie with a “beautiful rocking horse,” with the Us Weekly source noting he loves the animals and “squeals with excitement” when he sees them. Markle also reportedly plans to have animal-themed cupcakes for at least one of the parties for her nature-loving son. “Archie loves being outside, and you can already tell he’s inherited [Prince] Charles’s passion for nature,” a source told Us Weekly. “He gets so excited at seeing all the trees. Now that he’s just walking, he’s into everything—he’ll often end up covered in mud!”

The outlet says there are also plans for a North American celebration. “Meghan’s mom, Doria [Ragland], and BFFs Jessica Mulroney and Abigail Spencer will be invited to stay with their families for the weekend,” a source said. The Sussexes recently relocated to Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles, where her mother also lives.

As the family hunkers down in L.A. amid the current global crisis, they’ve also had to deal with a tweet from President Donald Trump about who’s paying for their security. On March 29 he wrote, “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

A spokesperson for the couple quickly responded that they never had any plans to ask the U.S. government for money to cover their security detail and were paying for it privately.

13 Intense Post-Apocalyptic Movies And Where To Stream Or Rent Them Online

Land Of The Dead (2005)

If we’re looking specifically at post-apocalyptic scenarios, the fourth entry in George A. Romero’s Dead saga, Land Of The Dead is probably the best representation of humanity after society has come crumbling down. With a cast that includes Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, and Asia Argento, Land Of The Dead is just as violent and thoughtful as the previous entries in the saga. Set years after the dead first began to rise from their graves and eat their victims, this 2005 zombie flick argues that just because you’re rich and powerful, it doesn’t mean you can shield yourself from what’s happening outside your door, or walls in this case.

Where To Stream: Starz
Where To Rent Online: Amazon

The Weeknd Drops Three New Songs After-Hours For After Hours

As huge as After Hours has been so far, The Weeknd has dropped three new love-obsessed tracks that appear on the LP’s updated deluxe edition. The timing couldn’t be any more perfect following Billboard revealing that After Hours had the biggest sales week of the year so far. More on that later. For now, tune into “Nothing Compares,” “Missed You,” and “Final Lullaby” — three songs for the romantic in all of us. We didn’t say good romantic though. Remember that.

  • “Nothing Compares”

    With a massive dragon of a synth stretching out over the instrumental, “Nothing Compares” might be the strangest love song that you’ll ever hear. It rolls and burns with a guitar and handclaps as The Weeknd realizes that the love he has for a partner isn’t going to change over time.

    It took him a little while to realize this, but, now that he does, he’ll never go back to taking them for granted. It’s par the course for bad lovers everywhere. Where it takes him, and the relationship, from here is a story for a different song.

  • “Missed You”

    Another of The Weeknd’s anti-“Heartless” tracks, the Toronto singer’s heart bleeds for his ex’s affection. It’s funny; as a guy who’s dealt with heartbreak, I know how it feels to pound my chest immediately after a situation’s over and then realize that, hey, there’s actually something remaining inside.

    The Weeknd’s doleful ballad ends with a happier note than most relationships: his partner inserts a quarter into their arcade game before the continue clock runs out. His cheerfulness is highlighted with one of the tune’s last lines. “You never moved on/ You were waiting for me all along,” he sings.

  • “Final Lullaby”

    Have you ever heard a romantic lullaby? Something that’ll put you to sleep, no matter what else is happening in the world. That’s definitely on the list of perks that comes with dating a singer.

    The Weeknd’s giving his lover the sleep of a lifetime with this slumber essential, even if their relationship isn’t all sugar and rainbows. “And I hope you find peace/ Close your eyes as I put us to sleep,” he whispers gently as he rubs her forehead with the back of his index finger. You end up rooting for The Weeknd to make things right by the end of it.

After Hours just took the title for having 2020’s biggest week in album sales thanks to 444,000 equivalent units being moved in the United States. That’s The Weeknd’s highest mark so far and marks one hell of a return following 2018’s My Dear MelancholyFans are really into this tripped-out, red suit-wearing playboy version of The Weeknd who’s absolutely bugged out in videos for “Heartless,” “Blinding Lights,” and the album’s title track.

On March 20, The Weeknd dropped the deluxe edition of After Hours that featured four new remixes and a live recording of “Scared To Love” from a recent SNL performance. Lil Uzi VertChromatics, and French music band The Blaze all make appearances.

Listen to The Weeknd’s new After Hours tracks up above.

18 Best Women-Owned Beauty Brands to Shop

While the beauty industry caters primarily to women and is powered by the money we spend, the fact remains that men still hold the majority of C-suite positions in it. But we’re starting to see a shift. Several fashion schools have begun aiming to change those numbers by offering new programs geared toward the business side of beauty, and women sick of being in the shadows are stepping out to launch their own companies (a handful of which are now valued at a billion dollars).

It’s why we choose to celebrate the exceptional women who have made it to the forefront of the industry, and who use their influence to make it a more inclusive place for everyone—both within the workplace and for our culture at large. These founders have put in the work to redefine standards of beauty, normalize stigmatized topics, and give back to their communities. Here are 18 women-owned beauty brands that have made their mark—and their star products that have earned a lasting place in our routines.

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Joker: 6 Actors Who Could Follow In The Footsteps Of Heath Ledger And Joaquin Phoenix

These past few decades, we’ve seen many talented, respected actors take on the famous role of The Joker in several different interpretations of the iconic character. Whether it’s Jack Nicholson’s memorable version from Tim Burton’s Batman, or Mark Hamill’s long-standing voice-only version of the Clown Prince of Crime, the late, great Heath Ledger’s incredibly disturbing Oscar-winning performance as the legendary Dark Knight foe, or, recently, Joaquin Phoenix’s outstanding Oscar-winning take on the title character in Joker, we’ve seen several acclaimed actors crush it in this part. 

Though not everyone did the villainous role justice (looking at you, Jared Leto), almost every actor who adopted this challenge did wonderful work. And there’s a good chance that we’ll see another actor or 12 pick up the torch in the future. But who should be next? Here are six performers who’d be great Jokers.

How to Make a TikTok Video

  1. The “Discover” page will also show you trending challenges, dances, and tracks.
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Hannah Brown and Tyler Cameron are TikTok’s MVPs right now, by the way.

Step 3: Practice your dance moves (skip this step if you just want to post funny videos).

Little dance choreography moments are kind of all the rage right now. Can we pretend I didn’t just use the phrase “all the rage?” I feel like I’m getting less cool as this entire experiment goes on. Anyway, you want to come correct with your moves, so when you find a dance TikTok you want to try, don’t half-ass it.

Here, start with one you already know. Ashley Tisdale has officially brought back those High School Musical moves:

If you think you’re more advanced than that, J.Lo posted a dance challenge of her own and supermodel Jasmine Tookes spent an entire night getting the moves down before taking part:

We respect the commitment.

Step 4: Make your TikTok

This is actually so much easier than you probably think.

@Jera.Bean is probably the best person to follow if you want to learn how to make different kinds of TikToks. There are tons of types of videos on this app—from choreo challenges to slide-shows to viral memes that require particular editing techniques (all which you CAN master, promise). It would take a lot more than one post to go through them all, so let’s start with a basic edit:

  1. Get someone to record you OR set up a tripod for your phone.

  2. Select the track you want to use.

  3. Hit “use this sound.”

  4. Select “Timer” from the list of tools on the right (they’re labeled clearly enough).

  5. Choose the section of the song that you want to record and use the countdown to get into the frame.

  6. Once you’re done, hit the timer again and select the next section of the song.

  7. VOILA.

Click here for a TikTok video demonstration of the steps above! The good news: most of those choreography vids and viral memes only require one-take, so you’ll only need steps 1-3. Hit record and GO.

Am I cool now? I think I’m cool now.