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The 16 Best Meditation Apps for Anxiety, Depression, and Worry

Buddhify is navigated using a strangely lovely colorful wheel, which guides users to a number of readings, courses, and longer meditations.

Cost: $4.99 to access the app

Not to be confused with the above-mentioned app called simply “Mindfulness,” this app looks a little bit corporate, but it’s steady and straightforward. Its goal is to get you into a true daily habit of meditation by creating very simple, very personalized plan with reminders. In every meditation session, you can opt to add background sounds, like rain or beach sounds.

The shortest meditations are under three minutes long; the longest are over 30. The vast majority of the themed meditations (in categories like body, emotion, and relationships) are available only in the premium version, but the free app has a nice function that allows users to essentially design their own meditation, picking the duration, the background noises, and whether it is silent or guided.

Cost: $9.99/month, $59.99/year. 

Smiling Mind is a little different—it’s not a glossy start-up or the genius work of a college-aged coder. It’s an app made by an Australian nonprofit, developed by psychologists and teachers with kids, teens, and families in mind. It asks users to note how they’re feeling (Happy? Content? Alert?) and offers intro courses, family courses, classroom courses, and sleep programs. As you go along, the app explains why everything is being done, without being condescending.

Cost: Free

This app accompanies the number one New York Times best-selling book of the same name, by Dan Harris. That book’s full title is 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story.

The app is just as comprehensive and just as wordy. Harris aims his app at “fidgety skeptics,” and the app is a series of video courses—not just audio, like most apps—each led by a different teacher. The app keeps track of your mindfulness practice with a fitness-tracker-style statistics page.

Cost: $99.99/year

Aura, with a shimmery, flowing interface, asks users to share information to personalize their experience, then offers daily meditation sessions led by one of a number of experts, based on that day’s emotion. The app also includes a number of soundscapes, coaching, and anti-anxiety exercises as short as 30 seconds long.

Cost: $59.99/year (that’s $4.99/month)

Unplug offers an array of Youtube-like videos, featuring guided meditations, mindfulness talks, hypnosis, and sound baths, filmed in a Wilshire Boulevard meditation studio. The meditation videos are strangely corporate feeling—shot in a stark white background, and shared on a platform that feels like a slightly less cluttered Facebook newsfeed. But the types of meditation are winningly specific—a recent scroll showed meditations themed to “Fear of Going Back To the Office” and “Meditation for Grief.”

Cost: Unplug is $12.99/month or $69.99/year, with a seven day free trial.

The time has very much come to discuss Centr, Chris Hemsworth’s wellness app. The app is divided into three areas—“train” which offers virtual workouts, eat, which is a series of meal plans, and live, which is mostly guided meditations. Not only is this app fronted by Thor, but it was recently acquired by a private equity company co-founded by Mark Bezos, that is, Jeff’s younger brother. You would be hard-pressed to find a meditation app connected to two people with such famous brothers, but frankly any connection between meditation for relaxation and meal plans—not to mention meal plans overseen by Chris Hemsworth, gives us pause.

The Best Early Memorial Day Beauty Sales to Have on Your Radar

Whether you’ve gone back to a full face of makeup, or are determined to stick to your intense skin-care regimen, these can’t-miss Memorial Day beauty sales of 2022 are for you. From high-tech skin-care tools to summer-friendly makeup, beauty retailers are bringing us major deals on the best beauty products across the board—and you can shop some of them starting now.

It’s been a hell of a year, and what better way to celebrate the start of a return to normalcy than by treating yourself to a little somethin’-somethin’? There are hundreds of deals to sift through, but we narrowed down our favorites, below. Including bright lipsticks, luxe creams, and everything in between, these are the Memorial Day beauty sales that we’re shopping this year. 

Shopped ’til you dropped, but still want more? You’re in luck: Score all the best Memorial Day sales  of 2022 across the biggest retailers across fashion, mattresses, and home and tech. 

Best Memorial Day Beauty Sales of 2022

Skinstore is one of our favorite under-the-radar destinations to stock up on beauty essentials like EltaMD sunscreens and Caudalie serums. Starting May 24, take up to 40% off select brands, with discounts going up to 50% off from May 26 through May 31.

Ulta: While we’re about halfway through, there’s still time to shop Ulta’s Gorgeous Hair Event. Check the retailer’s hub for each day’s deals to score luxury hair products at 50% though May 28.

Nordstrom:  Nordstrom’s beauty section is packed with incredible deals at every price point. Our favorites come in on both the high and low end of the spectrum, with 40% off both MAC lipsticks and the NuFace NuBody device.

The beauty haven isn’t offering a formal Memorial Day promo this year (yet), but its sale section is already stacked with deeply discounted gift sets and makeup favorites—you’re going to want to browse the Fenty selection ASAP.

Whatever skin concern you’re dealing with, It Cosmetics has the answer. Alternatively, if you’re on the hunt for no-makeup makeup for summertime, the brand also has lightweight solutions to even skin tone and amp up your glow. From May 29 through May 31, enjoy 25% off sitewide, plus an extra 10% off sale products. 

This celeb-loved skin-care line is offering 25% off sitewide with the code FRIENDS25. We recommend the cult-favorite Method exfoliator, or revamp your whole routine with one of the brand’s curated routine sets. 

To celebrate the summer season, Tan-Luxe is offering a month-long sale. From May 1 to May 31, grab the Super Edit Kit, which includes the brand’s best-selling face and body tanning serums for 50% off, while supplies last. 

You may not have heard of this new brand just yet, but this sale is the perfect time to get acquianted. Byoma focuses on barrier-strengthening products at an affordable price point, and from May 15 through May 21, the products are even more affordable—spend $25 on the brand at Target, and get $5 off.

This iconic makeup brand is offering a tiered promotion for its Memorial Day sale this year. From May 23 to May 21, spend $50 to get $10 off, $75 for $20 off, and $100 for $30 off. We recommend stocking up on the brand’s iconic primers, though everything is top-notch.

The legendary (and TikTok approved) beauty brand is offering 15% off on build-your-own beauty kits from May 27 to May 30. That means you can score cult-favorite—and already-discounted products—like the Pillowtalk lipstick and Airbrush Flawless Foundation for even less. 

From May 27 through May 30, the clean brand is offering stacked discounts depending on how much you spend: $10 off $50, $25 off $100, and $50 off purchases of $150 or more. You can’t go wrong with any of Roen’s products, but its shimmering shadow palette and the 2021 Glamour Beauty Award-winning Cake Mascara are not to be missed. 

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

24 Best Summer Shoes to Ground Your Warm-Weather Looks

With alfresco dinners and after-work park hangs officially on the calendar, it’s open season for slipping into the best summer shoes. There’s no better time than now to update your footwear rotation, especially if you want to streamline the getting-dressed process for impossibly hot days ahead.

Wondering where to begin? Start with a reliable favorite—the summer sandal—for pairing with smocked dresses, raffia hats, and fishnet totes. Designers have reimagined this warm-weather staple in all kinds of materials and heights, from easygoing leather thong sandals to colorful crochet platforms that’ll elevate all your cute summer outfits. The season’s playful, laidback energy is also primed for reviving shoe trends you wouldn’t consider otherwise: Think PVC flatforms, espadrille wedges, and clog sandals. 

Summer’s all about taking it easy—and not taking yourself too seriously—which is exactly the vibe we’re channeling with these shoe trends. From wooden clogs that’ll remind you of your Italian nonna to lace-up sandals you can tie in a myriad of ways, shop the best summer shoes of 2022 now. 

The everyday flat

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Closed-toe shoes in summer? No thanks. Tevas or Crocs may have earned MVP status during the pandemic, but if the ugly-cute style isn’t your vibe, consider the options below for wearing with summer dresses and denim cutoffs. Slip-on Tkees and Birks are great for every day, whether you’re running errands, walking to and from the nail salon for a pedicure, or packing them in your carry-on for a Memorial Day weekend escape. Both A Emery’s strappy sandal and Reformation’s twist-flat feel more dressed up, but are no less comfortable for crushing your daily step counter.

The platform sandal

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Heidi Klum Let Her Daughter Borrow Her Old Dress for Prom

You might have played in your mother’s closet once or twice while growing up—but what if your mom is Heidi Klum? Who says the fun has to stop when you’re older?

It doesn’t for Leni Olumi Klum, who wore her mother‘s timeless tube dress to prom, a fun fact she revealed on Instagram. The strapless and sleek mini was likely pulled from Heidi Klum’s personal collection, which her daughter chose to accessorize with a minimalist tennis necklace and a bedazzled Alexander Wang purse. 

“Prom night in mamas dress,” the 18-year-old wrote. Leni Klum got her mom’s stamp of approval, with the bombshell dropping a heart-eye emoji in the comments. You can see her dream dress below. 

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The Dior Beauty ambassador kept her makeup light with a rosy lip and sunburnt blush, emphasizing her natural beauty. Just like when her mom originally wore the dress, Leni Klum wore her hair down, this time opting for loose, beachy waves. 

Vintage can be anything, even your mom’s 1998 gown. Heidi Klum wore the dress to Comic Relief VIII, an HBO charity special hosted by comedians Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal. The former Victoria’s Secret Angel opted for a similar minimalist theme, pairing the dress with a lariat crystal necklace and black open-toed pumps. It doesn’t get more ’90s than that.

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Cara Delevingne Was Everywhere Megan Thee Stallion Went at the BBMAs

Megan Thee Stallion was victorious at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, going home with a BBMA trophy and a new biggest fan: Cara Delevingne.

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards took place last night, May 15, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. This year’s show was hosted by P. Diddy, and featured performances from Becky G, Burna Boy, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Scott, and thee Hot Girl herself.

But as soon as the BBMAs red carpet began, fans watching the show at home started to point out that a familiar face kept popping up around Meg. Supermodel Cara Delevingne was spotted in the background of multiple pics and vids of Megan throughout the night, and like a hidden object game, fans began to share every time they saw Cara lurking in the background or interacting with Meg—coincidentally enough, the two stars were actually seated next to each other during the show.

It all started on the red carpet, when the megastar rapper stunned in a custom, midriff-baring Mugler gown with a train. While Megan posed for photos, Cara can be seen watching Meg from the edge of the carpet and excitedly hyping her up—before actually stepping in to help flare out Meg’s train for a better photo opp.

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Sports Illustrated’s Newest Swimsuit Model Is Also a Chronic Pain Advocate

Once she got the call that she was a finalist, Robinson flew to Punta Cana for a photoshoot as part of Sports Illustrated‘s 2022 Swimsuit issue—something she wrote was a major “pinch me moment,” on Instagram.

“Winning Swim Search would show the world representation for the chronically ill community in an unprecedented way,” she told the brand. “Mental health and body image have been issues at the forefront over the past few years, but what we don’t always pay attention to is other invisible illnesses.”

Robinson was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome at the age of 11, a condition that makes her highly prone to injury and leaves her skin, joints, and tissues in pain. Her and her family first found out about the diagnosis when she broke her elbow after doing a cartwheel. Her elbow, along with fracturing her ankle and tearing a few ligaments a few months later, took much longer to heal—something that alerted her doctors that she may have Ehlers-Danlos.

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Now that her debut on Sports Illustrated is out, Robinson has one message: “You can feel like shit and still look super sexy.”

“My debut is symbolic of my journey as an advocate for so many things including mental health, body image, invisible illness all while being a student and entrepreneur,” she wrote on Instagram, moments after her debut went live. “I am so elated to be alongside all of the other fabulous swim search finalists, congrats to us.”

You can see Gigi Robinson’s full photoshoot inside the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue on newsstands May 19.


Doja Cat’s Gold Nail Jewelry Is Even Better Than Nail Polish

At the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on May 15, Doja Cat took home four trophies for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Female Artist, Top Viral Song, and Top R&B. If that wasn’t enough, the “Kiss Me More” singer made our jaws drop at the stunning Schiaparelli black gown and gold accessories she wore for the awards show. By now we expect the pop star to capture our attention with every new look, but we didn’t expect her to show up to the event with short nails or intricate gold rings that look like they’re worth more than my student loans.

The “Say So” singer didn’t hesitate with taking risks for this look, something we love from her. Makeup artist Ernesto Casillas gave her a neutral smokey eye with a hint of bright yellow on the inner crease and waterline that complemented the daring gown well. As for her hair, hairstylist Jared Henderson (known as JStay Ready to many) slicked her dark hair into a high ponytail with a flipped end that we have a good feeling was fun to whip around.

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Typically Doja Cat wears lengthy nails, but for this look, she kept them short. Nail artist Saccia painted her rounded nails with the pale pink OPI Nail Polish in Bare My Soul for a minimalist vibe. But this manicure is anything but simple, because this opulent jewelry is basically nail art. 

Her middle finger had the largest ring, which covered her whole finger and nail. The ring is mostly gold, except for the two large baby blue gems on the finger. The ring extends into a golden nail that’s much longer than Doja Cat’s own. The other two rings were simpler, which is saying something. Two golden nail rings wrapped around her thumb and index finger. 

The Gilded Age Started Filming Season 2, and the First Photo Is Here

Back to the 19th century we go! HBO has renewed prestige period drama The Gilded Age, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, for a second season. 

On February 14, 2022, HBO announced the renewal, which is currently in the midst of airing its nine-episode first season. The series stars veteran actors Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Carrie Coon, as well as breakout newcomers Louisa Jacobson and Denée Benton.  

“Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have captivated us with their tale of late 19th-century New York City extravagance,” executive vice president of HBO programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season-two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.” 

On May 16, HBO announced the series was back in production for the second season with this behind-the-scenes photo of Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector (who star as Bertha and George Russell) in all their regalia. 

Morgan Spector and Carrie Coon as George and Bertha Russell in season two of The Gilded Age

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Here’s everything else we know, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available. 

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What is The Gilded Age about?

Per HBO, “The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand-new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?”

The Gilded Age Started Filming Season Two, and the First Photo Is Here

Back to the 19th century we go! HBO has renewed prestige period drama The Gilded Age, from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, for a second season. 

On February 14, 2022, HBO announced the renewal, which is currently in the midst of airing its nine-episode first season. The series stars veteran actors Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, and Carrie Coon, as well as breakout newcomers Louisa Jacobson and Denée Benton.  

“Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have captivated us with their tale of late 19th century New York City extravagance,” executive vice president of HBO programming Francesca Orsi said in a statement. “Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season-two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.” 

On May 16, HBO announced the series was back in production for the second season with this behind-the-scenes photo of Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector (who star as Bertha Russell and George Russell) in all their regalia. 

Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector as Bertha and George Russell in season two.

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Here’s everything else we know, and we’ll continue to update this post as more information becomes available. 

Louisa Jacobson and Denée Benton in episode one of The Gilded Age

Alison Cohen Rosa 

What is The Gilded Age about?

Per HBO, “The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?”

Jemima Kirke Talks Daytime Sex, Polyamory, and Putting Out on the First Date

What is a dating “rule” that you think is BS?

The idea that you can “put out” or sleep with someone too soon is a myth. I think that can happen whenever. I don’t think that’s ever going to make or break the relationship, if you put out on the first date. I’ve always put out on the first date! I mean, if you’re gonna get nothing out of it, you might as well get something out of it.

I definitely don’t think you need to go everywhere together. One of my pet peeves is when people suddenly become a unit—you invite one person and they assume that you invited both because they’re married or they’re together. I’ve had that experience of people just showing up with the spouse that I didn’t invite. That annoys me. I also think that taking space, even weeks, months can be great. In my experience of dating a musician, having that space really kept the romance alive.

What’s the weirdest thing you do when you’re by yourself?

I have a lot of little tchotchkes and I organize them into arrangements that are appealing to me, like a little still-life. Another thing I’m a fan of lately is just sitting there. Like just sitting. Not moving. Just giving my whole being a rest. Some people would call that meditation. I’m not doing anything that deliberate. I’m just sitting there. If someone walked in they would think I was catatonic.

What’s your go-to hangover cure?

Lots of carbohydrates, sugar—things that will make you feel worse, but they feel good in the moment. And no appointments that day would be ideal.

What’s your favorite on-screen sex scene?

There are a few. God, let me think. I would usually have such a fucking great answer for that. There’s one in Panic in Needle Park with Kitty Winn and Al Pacino and the whole thing takes place under the blankets and we see it from outside. It’s very playful. Another one is in a movie called Boxcar Bertha with Barbara Hershey and David Carradine. They have sex in a boxcar, in, you know, a freight train.

What is the most surprising place you have ever hooked up with someone?

I’m not very adventurous with locations. I just find a bed to be the best place to do anything. It’s comfortable, you have lots of space. When I say a bed I mean a king-size strictly, or a California King. A locked door. Good daylight. I love the daylight for that kind of thing, for sex. If the connection is there I don’t really need any bells and whistles.

Are you an astrology person?

When it’s convenient.

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