There’s nothing like a spark of inspiration and abundance to end an emotionally charged summer. And boy, could we use the boost after the intense shifts brought by the cosmos. Between kicking off the season with an eclipse moon in chatty Gemini and both Neptune and Jupiter going retrograde in the dreamy sign of Pisces, it’s remarkable that we made it to the other side. And the timing couldn’t be any more perfect, because the August 2021 new moon happens on August 8 at 9:50 a.m. EST (6:50 a.m. PST) in the self-assured and crafty sign of Leo at the exact same time as the “lion’s gate portal,” aka one of the luckiest days of the year! In numerology, the lion’s gate portal marks the time when Sirius, our brightest star, aligns with the sun and symbolizes fortune and lots of abundance. And for the zodiac signs the August 2021 new moon will affect the least, you’ll feel especially affirmed in your creative pursuits and overall self-confidence.
If you’re just getting started with a yoga practice, you may be tempted to stand on your head or fold yourself into an Instagram-worthy position. But instructors stress that the best place to start is with those most basic, beginner yoga poses. The basics are not only meant to help you get in touch with your mind and body as you get stronger and more flexible, but they also form the foundation for the rest of your yoga journey.
When Kathy Hochul’s mother turned 70 years old about 15 years ago, the septuagenarian embarked on a new project to better the Buffalo, New York area. She enlisted her oldest daughter, Hochul, in the project, and together they drew up plans for a transitional home for survivors of domestic violence. At the time, Hochul had been in local politics for about a decade and was serving as Erie County’s deputy clerk. During those early years at the nonprofit, Hochul would babysit for the women who lived there, which allowed them to attend counseling programs, according to the New York Times.
As the Olympics enters its final week, the games have a lot to be proud of. At least 121 openly LGBTQ+ Olympians are competing, per Them, including two transgender athletes. Elite weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is one of them. And while she may have gone oh-for-three in her performance at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, Hubbard still has a lot to celebrate.
On August 3, 2021, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) announced it had enlisted barrister Abimbola Johnson to chair a new independent scrutiny and oversight board, to help tackle the lower levels of confidence between Black and minority ethnic groups, and the police.
Astrology can explain a lot of our earthly affairs such as why we get along better with certain zodiac signs — some signs are known to gravitate toward those who are eccentric or freedom-loving over more serious or practical signs. While astrology can be a useful tool for deciding compatibility between friends, romantic partners, and even colleagues, it can also provide insight into the motivations behind our behavior. As a textbook Aquarius myself (notoriously known as being emotionally detached), I can attest to the complexity of emotions being uncomfortable at times. Often when feelings get overwhelming, I’ll be the first to disconnect from them and look for logical solutions.
If post-vax dating were an Olympic sport, you’d surely get the gold. You didn’t just meet someone you’re actually into. You managed to ask them for drinks, find a bar you both like, and have an awesome night out. So as you’re getting ready for round two, knowing some flirty texts to send after a first date can help you seal the deal.
Remember those ab toner belts, the ones from the infomercials that would supposedly shock your stomach muscles into a six-pack? As much as I tell myself I love holding planks, if I could get ripped while watching The White Lotus on the couch, I would. While those ab-jigglers were proven not to work (sad!), the fitness industry has never ceased trying to find shortcuts to make your workout more effective in less time. Enter resistance band leggings, which claim to amp up any activity, from walking around your house to hardcore workouts.
A Leo-Leo couple is that one duo who just seems to attract attention wherever they go. They’re always laughing and smiling, and when they move, they’re totally in sync. But what are they really like when it’s just the two of them? When you date someone who has the same zodiac sign as you, the relationship could go either way. After all, your partner’s best and worst traits will be similar to yours. And when you’re dealing with a sign that’s known for being wild, dramatic, passionate, tempestuous, and intense, you can expect a fun rollercoaster of a ride. Leo and Leo’s zodiac compatibility has all the info you need to know on this regal zodiac pair.
Every year, the sun transitions out of Leo and moves into Virgo on August 22 or 23 — so if your birthday is on or around those dates, then there’s a chance you identify with the traits of a Leo-Virgo cusp sign. But the idea that people born within the first or last days of a zodiac sign’s season are “cusp babies” (who possess a blend of both zodiac signs’ energies) is actually a myth. There’s no astrological basis for it! That’s because planets can only ever be in one zodiac sign at a time. So even if you were born during the very last minute of Leo season, you’re still a true blue Leo and not technically a so-called Leo-Virgo cusp. I hate to burst any cusp baby bubbles, but as an astrologer, I’m here to spill the cosmic tea.
Masturbating is a totally normal and healthy pastime, and because it helps you explore what turns you on, it can greatly improve your sex life. But despite the fact that most people masturbate, we still don’t talk about the habit enough, particularly when it comes to women and masturbation — from how often women masturbate to their preferences for engaging in the act.
In numerology, all numbers are believed to be meaningful symbols, each carrying a unique vibration and application to our lives. Our personal numerology charts can help to shed light on our destinies, our passions, and even our subconscious struggles. While everyone has certain core numbers in their charts (such as life path numbers), some people also have what are known as karmic debt numbers. The meaning of karmic debt numbers relates to the trials and tribulations that continually show up in our lives — and they’re there to help teach us valuable spiritual lessons.
You turn on TikTok, full of ambitions about going Live to share your thoughts on the new Sally Rooney book — but you can’t find the Live button, or tapping it doesn’t do anything. TikTok’s ruining your ambitions for viral stardom! Why the D’Amelios but not you?
In an interview in GQ published in the magazine’s September 2021 issue, The Weeknd said that he now considers himself “sober lite,” meaning he drinks alcohol occasionally and smokes weed, but avoids hard drugs.
Astrology is more than just our sun, moon, and rising signs. Every point and planet in the zodiac represents different parts of who we are and how we operate, no matter how big or small they are. But right now, let’s focus on the big — like, largest-planet-in-the-solar-system big. That title goes to Jupiter, the planet of good luck and expansion in astrology. Understanding the meaning of Jupiter in astrology and knowing what your Jupiter sign represents is a great way to explore your relationship to luck, learning, and living in line with your ethics.
When the Cancer crab and Pisces fish finally find each other, these two Water signs will never want to let go. But does a strong initial attraction lead to happily ever after with this couple? Cancer and Pisces’ zodiac compatibility has everything you should know about this Water sign duo.
The demand for hair relaxers — heavy-duty chemicals that permanently straighten tight curls — has drastically fallen over the last couple of years, as Black women are increasingly embracing their natural hair texture. Still, relaxers are commonly used as a means to straighten Afro and very curly hair types, and at-home relaxer kits can be purchased in various beauty stores across the UK and online. Recently, a new petition has called to remove toxic relaxers from shelves for serious safety reasons – here’s what you need to know about it.
You can admit it — you said a lot of things back in the '90s that you wish you could erase from memory. Who convinced you it was cool enough to get away with dropping "da bomb" in casual conversation? But aside from embarrassing choices, there's also the matter of things you said in the '90s that are obsolete now. As in, if you said them now, the youth of today would look like you as though you were actually from the prehistoric period. Which is how they describe the time before TikTok.
In Bustle’s Quick Question, we ask women leaders all about advice — from the best guidance they’ve ever gotten to what they’re still figuring out. Here, Higher Heights for America co-founder, president, and CEO Glynda C. Carr tells Bustle about how her political action committee is helping close the pay gap.
Now that Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka have given us the chance to stan their stance on mental health as well as their elite athleticism, I hope we will finally leave these young women alone. As tempting as it is to turn them, once again, into spokeswomen for an important cause, we need to recognize that they didn’t want this outcome. These women took a step back from media attention and competition because we demanded too much of them in the first place.