6 Easy Workout Moves to Do at Home

It would be nice if you had an hour to spend at the gym right now. It would also be nice if keeping up with your fitness routine over the holidays was more appealing than planting yourself on your family’s couch and watching Netflix for a week.

We can help with the latter. No matter how many holiday parties and family plans you have on the calendar, all you need is a few easy workout moves to stay on your game this holiday season. (If you’re so inclined—taking a much deserved week off from anything remotely resembling a burpee is perfectly valid too.)

We asked Pete McCall, a San Diego-based exercise physiologist and ACE certified personal trainer to design a workout that you can whip through in about 10 minutes, anywhere, with zero equipment. Do each move here as many times as you can in 60 seconds (use a timer if you need to); rest 30 seconds, then do the next move.

Mariah Carey’s New Video for ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Is So Festive—and Stars Her Kids

Mariah Carey is the undisputed queen of Christmas. Her 1994 hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become seasonal canon⁠, this year more than ever. The song is currently sitting at the number-one spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100—a product of its ubiquitous airplay this time of year and Carey’s tireless promotional efforts, no doubt.

One of those efforts is a brand-new music video for “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” which just dropped on Friday, December 20. The clip is an update on the original nineties clip, featuring Carey dancing in seasonal garb amidst a winter wonderland. It takes festive to a whole new level.

And sweet, too. Carey’s 8-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, make an appearance in the video, as well as mixed-ish actor Mykal-Michelle Harris. I have to say, Moroccan and Monroe’s choreography skills are on point. Maybe we have two future pop stars on our hands!

Watch the new music video for “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for yourself, below.

It’s hard to picture the holidays without “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” but Carey almost didn’t record it. “That’s because it was so early in my career. I didn’t feel, from a strategic point of view, that it was time to do something like that,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “As much as I love Christmas, I thought that the record company was off. Obviously, I couldn’t have been more wrong.”

Mariah Carey also told EW, “I’m excited about the 25th anniversary [of the song]. It’s like everything coming together to give the song a celebratory moment. It’s hard for me to know how much people celebrate this song other than what I hear from friends and just what I read online, or just other things, of people saying that they really get into the spirit with it. That, for me, particularly as a songwriter, is huge.”

104 Women Who Defined the Decade in Pop Culture

In January 2010, Avatar was leading the box office. Kesha’s “Tik Tok” was dominating the airwaves. And Tiger Wood’s multiple affairs, which came to light two months before, was the scandal of the moment.

A lot has changed in the decade following, much of it for the better. Frozen II, an animated movie about two sisters saving their kingdom, is one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Kesha has become one of the many faces of the #MeToo movement after she sued her former producer Dr. Luke for emotional and physical abuse. And the scandal of the moment? The Hallmark Channel is being called out for removing an ad that featured two women kissing. The network has already apologized and reinstated the spot.

We wanted to show just how much has changed by reflecting on 100 women who were at the center of pop-culture this decade. Because looking back at the people who brought us the most entertainment and distraction—both good and bad—over the past 10 years helps us better understand where we’ve been as a society and where we still have room to grow.

It wasn’t an easy task. In part because you could make the argument that anybody who played a role in the things we watched, read, listened to, and scrolled for could be considered women of influence in their own way. But this list isn’t about females that had one great year or a single big moment. It’s about the ones whose impact will continue to felt during the next decade, or those who were emblematic of the 2010s because they represented a specific time and place that can never be recaptured.

A few caveats: We ended up with 104 women for reasons you’ll see, and this list is about looking back, not forward, so several women we love didn’t make the cut because we believe they’ll be defining culture in the next decade. (We see you, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge!) Other women—your Oprahs and Dolly Partons, for example—are so legendary that their influence goes well beyond just one decade, even though their contributions to this one have been vast. Not every woman who made the list had a positive impact, either. This isn’t about who we like best or would invite to our dream dinner party. It’s simply 104 women who made a lasting impression in movies, TV, books, and celebrity culture over the past 10 years.

Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, Is an Actual Scientist

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Schrier beat out 50 other candidates (in Miss America 2.0, as some fans refer to the revamped event, the women are no longer called contestants) to have Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin place the crown atop her head—and be awarded with scholarship funds. “I’m not the beauty queen,” Schrier said, per the Associated Press. “I’m the brand ambassador for this organization and I’m more than just someone with a crown on my head.”

This was the second year of the newer version of the Miss America pageant without the swimsuit competition. “To make it relevant for these young women, it was important for us as a scholarship and service organization to make sure that we were reflective of this generation, meaning that you no longer had to be defined by some sort of ideal,” Regina Hopper, president & CEO of the Miss America Organization, said.

That was a very good thing for Schrier. On stage, she talked about battling an eating disorder and only choosing to compete after the swimsuit competition was eliminated. “I kind of figured that I would never get on that stage because I was a woman who did not want to get into a swimsuit on stage. And I didn’t have a performing talent, which is really ironic now,” she said.

Here’s What Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Reportedly Getting Their Kids For Christmas

What does the most wonderful time of the year look like when you’re a royal? Pretty laid-back—at least, that’s how sources say Kate Middleton and Prince William are planning to celebrate the holidays with their kids. According to insiders who spoke to Us Weekly, the Cambridge parents are focused on making Christmas all about “family and giving back,” but they’ve also got a few surprises for Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis up their very regal sleeves.

The source says that while Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be out of town, Kate Middleton and Co. are heading up to Queen Elizabeth II’s Sandringham estate to welcome Santa as a family. “The way Kate sees it, it’s particularly important for all the royals to reunite and have fun this Christmas, especially after such a turbulent few months,” the source said.

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“The kids can barely sleep, they’re so excited. Like every year, they’re going to leave a mince pie out for Santa,” the source continued, adding that the royal children “love dancing to Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas [Is You].'”

And their presents sound pretty great, too. Middleton and Prince William aren’t going anything too flashy, according to reports. Princess Charlotte reportedly asked for a pony, but her dad thinks she might be too young and is going with “a toy riding center” instead. “And George is really into tennis and has asked for a new racket,” the source said, adding they’ll also get play cooking sets “because they love making a mess in the kitchen!”

There’s one extra thing they’ll enjoy, as well: sugar. The sources say they’ve been sneaking treats from the Christmas tree, and that’s OK with their mom and dad: “Kate knows, but since it’s Christmas she lets them get away with having a few more sugary treats than usual.” Sounds like a super-cozy, fun time for everyone.

Sleep and Glow Pillow Review: Best Pillow for Preventing Wrinkles

Some people are side sleepers, others are stomach sleepers. I am a smoosh sleeper. That’s not a technical term for a sleep position, but it’s the only way to describe what happens when I reach REM cycle: My body twists at an angle that’s just past side sleeping, but not quite stomach sleeping. My face follows suit, until the bottom half slides into the pillow, and my cheek starts squishing my nose. It makes me snore, it amuses my husband, and it apparently is also giving me wrinkles, according to dermatologists.

“If you consistently sleep on the side of your face, you may see lines develop from the pressure,” Devika Icecreamwala, M.D.,, a board-certified dermatologist with Icecreamwala Dermatology in San Francisco, tells Glamour. I have no problem with run-of-the-mill wrinkles—I see them as signs of a long life well-lived. I also find crow’s feet very chic. That being said, I don’t necessarily want to add preventable, pillow-inflicted lines from my own smooshing into the mix. When an Instagram ad for Sleep&Glow—an futuristic pillow—crossed my feed, I knew I needed to try it. (After I got over my fear of Siri watching me sleep, that is. How does the algorithm know?) It was covered in silk, fashioned from memory foam, designed specifically for side sleepers, and promised to be antiaging. In short, I needed it immediately.

My Sleep&Glow arrived a few days later, in all its bizarre-looking glory. It resembles a bubble letter “H” turned on its side, thanks to the dips and curves of its six “sleeping zones.” It disrupts all previous principles of pillow architecture. It is the Picasso of pillows.

“The side cradles, Zones 1 and 2, are for side sleeping,” says co-founder Tikhon Oleinikov. “Your face should be positioned into the side cradles, so that the skin around your lips, eyes, and cheeks floats in the air. This way, your skin won’t get compressed and sleep wrinkles won’t form.” Zone 3, a circular indent at the center, is meant to help train you to sleep on your back—the best way to sleep, according to experts. Zones 4, 5, and 6 provide support for your head, neck, and shoulders. All are ensconced in silk, which Icecreamwala says “glides over your face and reduces the skin-tugging that could contribute to fine lines.” That sounds wonderful, but after running through the intricacies of the six zones, I was skeptical that I could actually sleep in the Sleep&Glow.

Luckily, looks are deceiving and sinking into this thing feels like diving into a squishy—yet supportive—cloud. The tiered indentations on each side mean I literally cannot smoosh my face anymore; my jaw and ear are held in place by Zone 2 so that—just like Oleinikov says—my cheeks and nose float, lightly grazing Zone 1. The first night I tried it, I had a lovely dream about being cradled in John Mayer’s arms (obviously a result of how sweetly the Sleep&Glow cradled my head).

I’ve noted a few more benefits over the past month of use. My nostrils are no longer congested, due to all the floating, so I breathe easier and snore less (or so I’ve been told by my husband). I’ve also noticed that some of the acne around my cheeks and chin has cleared up. “The oils on your face transfer to your pillowcase while you are sleeping, and that oil and residue can build up over time and clog your pores,” Icecreamwala says. Because my skin is no longer smooshed against a pillow for eight-ish hours a night, I no longer suffer from pillow-inflicted pore-clogging. I haven’t seen a difference in regards to wrinkles yet, but that’s really more of a preventative thing. Ask me again in a decade or so.

As for the price tag, a $159 “antiaging” pillow may be a little (or a lot) indulgent, seeing as regular silk pillowcases reduce the risk of fine lines at a (usually) lower price point. “It is true they may help reduce skin friction,” says Oleinikov. “However, a woman’s head weighs around 11 pounds, and if you sleep on your side or stomach, no pillowcase can stop gravitation and wrinkle formation.” Do with that information what you will. I’ll be over here snuggling my 11-pound head into Zone 2 of a Sleep&Glow and dreaming of John Mayer.

Sleep&Glow Pillow

Sleep&Glow Pillow

$159

Buy Now

Jessica L. Yarbrough is a freelance beauty journalist in Savannah, Georgia. Follow her @jessicalyarbrough_.

Sleep&Glow Pillow Review: Best Pillow for Preventing Wrinkles

Some people are side sleepers; others are stomach sleepers. I am a smoosh sleeper. That’s not a technical term for a sleep position, but it’s the only way to describe what happens when I reach REM cycle: My body twists at an angle that’s just past side sleeping, but not quite stomach sleeping. My face follows suit, until the bottom half slides into the pillow, and my cheek starts squishing my nose. It makes me snore, it amuses my husband, and it apparently is also giving me wrinkles, according to dermatologists.

“If you consistently sleep on the side of your face, you may see lines develop from the pressure,” Devika Icecreamwala, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with Icecreamwala Dermatology in San Francisco, tells Glamour. I have no problem with run-of-the-mill wrinkles—I see them as signs of a long life well-lived. I also find crow’s-feet very chic. That being said, I don’t necessarily want to add preventable, pillow-inflicted lines from my own smooshing into the mix. When an Instagram ad for Sleep&Glow—an futuristic pillow—crossed my feed, I knew I needed to try it. (After I got over my fear of Siri watching me sleep, that is. How does the algorithm know?) It was covered in silk, fashioned from memory foam, designed specifically for side sleepers, and promised to be antiaging. In short, I needed it immediately.

My Sleep&Glow arrived a few days later, in all its bizarre-looking glory. It resembles a bubble letter H turned on its side, thanks to the dips and curves of its six “sleeping zones.” It disrupts all previous principles of pillow architecture. It is the Picasso of pillows.

“The side cradles, Zones 1 and 2, are for side sleeping,” says cofounder Tikhon Oleinikov. “Your face should be positioned into the side cradles so that the skin around your lips, eyes, and cheeks floats in the air. This way, your skin won’t get compressed and sleep wrinkles won’t form.” Zone 3, a circular indent at the center, is meant to help train you to sleep on your back—the best way to sleep, according to experts. Zones 4, 5, and 6 provide support for your head, neck, and shoulders. All are ensconced in silk, which Icecreamwala says “glides over your face and reduces the skin-tugging that could contribute to fine lines.” That sounds wonderful, but after running through the intricacies of the six zones, I was skeptical that I could actually sleep in the Sleep&Glow.

Luckily, looks are deceiving, and sinking into this thing feels like diving into a squishy—yet supportive—cloud. The tiered indentations on each side mean I cannot smoosh my face anymore; my jaw and ear are held in place by Zone 2 so that—just like Oleinikov says—my cheeks and nose float, lightly grazing Zone 1. The first night I tried it, I had a lovely dream about being cradled in John Mayer’s arms (obviously a result of how sweetly the Sleep&Glow cradled my head).

I’ve noted a few more benefits over the past month of use. My nostrils are no longer congested, due to all the floating, so I breathe easier and snore less (or so I’ve been told by my husband). I’ve also noticed that some of the acne around my cheeks and chin has cleared up. “The oils on your face transfer to your pillowcase while you are sleeping, and that oil and residue can build up over time and clog your pores,” Icecreamwala says. Because my skin is no longer smooshed against a pillow for eight-ish hours a night, I no longer suffer from pillow-inflicted pore clogging. I haven’t seen a difference in regards to wrinkles yet, but that’s really more of a preventative thing. Ask me again in a decade or so.

As for the price tag, a $159 “antiaging” pillow may be a little (or a lot) indulgent, seeing as regular silk pillowcases reduce the risk of fine lines at a (usually) lower price point. “It is true they may help reduce skin friction,” says Oleinikov. “However, a woman’s head weighs around 11 pounds, and if you sleep on your side or stomach, no pillowcase can stop gravitation and wrinkle formation.” Do with that information what you will. I’ll be over here snuggling my 11-pound head into Zone 2 of a Sleep&Glow and dreaming of John Mayer.

Sleep&Glow Pillow

Sleep&Glow Pillow

$159

Buy Now

Jessica L. Yarbrough is a freelance beauty journalist in Savannah, Georgia. Follow her @jessicalyarbrough_.

‘Best Nine’ Instagram 2019: How to See Your Top Posts

Everyone’s favorite Instagram generator is back. I’m talking, of course, about the Best Nine Instagram tool. This handy system is super easy to use, and it gives you a bright collage made up of your top nine Instagram posts of 2019.

The generator has popped up a few Decembers in a row now, allowing you to see your top nine most-liked Instagram posts of the year, then compile them into one shareable post. And unlike Instagram’s slideshow component, the Best Nine generator does the dirty work for you, saving you valuable time and leaving you, in the end, with a cool photo collage designed solely for you, as well as intel on how many likes all nine posts cumulatively racked up. Vanity, thy name is Instagram.

What’s more, it’s incredibly easy to use—try the desktop tool or download the app—and you can generate create collages for yourself or anyone else whose handle you know (celebrities included). So whether you’re on top of your social media game, or you just this month discovered what Superzoom is (yes, I’m in that category, don’t @ me…), you too can show off your swagger with this cool, one-of-a-kind post.

Glamour’s ‘Top Nine’ Instagram posts of 2019

One big difference from years past: Users must now enter their email addresses, and—instead of waiting for your Top Nine pics to load—the company will send you your collage ASAP. It sounds annoying, but if you’ve played with the tool in the past, you’ll remember it sometimes gets so popular that it could take up to an hour for it to generate your request. Now, the email is instant.

From there, you can download the image to post or upload it right to your Instagram Story. You can also get images printed on items like phone cases, if you’re so inclined.

So go on, show the world your best nine Instagram posts! We can’t wait to see.

The Best Holiday Makeup Ideas From Instagram for 2019

We all have those Instagram accounts we check daily, turn post notifications on for, and refer to in conversation like they’re our actual friends. If you’ve ever scrolled onto one of these photos and wondered, How does she do it? you’re in luck. Welcome to our series Insta Stalking, in which we talk to the women behind the accounts we’re obsessing over about their beauty secrets. Next up, eight women reveal their go-to holiday makeup looks.

Every year we look forward to the holidays, until December rolls around and we’re reminded what an utter fustercluck this time actually is. Between holiday shopping, traveling, and finishing up on work before the end of the year, we get if you barely have time to breathe, let alone plan a killer makeup look for all those holiday parties you agreed to go to back in November.

Luckily, we have the internet at our service, and when you think about it, Instagram is essentially a digital mood board rife with makeup inspiration. Still, finding inspiration that’s actually easy to re-create and doesn’t require a phD in contouring is easier said than done. So that’s where we come in. We asked eight of our favorite women we follow to break down their favorite holiday makeup looks—and, yes, you really can do them at home. We got all your looks covered, from your company function to a New Year’s Eve banger.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Ash Walker, 27, beauty creative in New York

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Kamala Harris Won’t Be on Tonight’s Debate Stage. No Matter Who Your Candidate Is, That Should Matter to You

To recap: While billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who entered the race in November, will be able to self-fund his new campaign, Castro has not been on the debate stage in months. Booker failed to clear the barrier for tonight’s event. Neither of the men, both non-white, have been able to raise enough money or garner enough support to make the cut. Gillibrand, like Harris, ended her campaign because she didn’t see a path to remain in the race. And over the past few months, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has suffered in the polls, even after a significant rise over the summer. Each week, it seems, there’s some new speculation on whether or not her affect and approach will make her too unlikeable and unelectable for voters to support.

As critics have pointed out, those stories are published in the same publications that often lavish coverage on white men who remain in the race. (In April, media outlets gushed over Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s ability to speak Norwegian while seemingly ignoring Gillibrand’s complete fluency in Mandarin. And much has been made of the fact that Buttigieg was a Rhodes scholar, though far fewer have noted that Booker was too.)

Harris and Gillibrand both brought up issues, in their campaigning and during debates, that are less likely to be discussed in detail in their absence. Both women were unapologetic in their support of women’s reproductive freedom, for example, and both, in their advocacy, highlighted the relationship between systemic racism and sexism. Booker and Castro, who remain in the race but will not be on the debate stage, have also demonstrated a willingness to discuss women’s rights and how those issues are related to other concerns, such as immigration, mass incarceration, and gun violence.

During the first Democratic debate in June, for example, both Harris and Booker took former Vice President Joe Biden to task over his history of opposing school busing. Harris took the lead in the confrontation, referencing her own childhood experiences with segregation. Her direct approach, as well as her ability to draw on a personal narrative, won the night. After the debate, her poll numbers moved into double digits for the first and ultimately only time.