Five years before George Floyd’s murder, 31-year-old Sheku Bayoh died after being restrained by police in Scotland in 2015. In what has been described as a racially-motivated use of force by Bayoh’s family, an ongoing independent public inquiry is set to determine whether race was a determining factor in his death. Describing Police Scotland as “institutionally racist,” Bayoh’s sister Kadi Johnson and the rest of his family continue to fight for justice on his behalf. Here’s everything you need to know about what happened to Sheku Bayoh, and where his case currently stands.
Being stressed out is oftentimes unavoidable. With only 24 hours in the day, many of us are expected to work, take care of the family, keep the house clean, make sure everybody is fed, and somehow still have a little time for ourselves. Frankly, it’s near impossible — unless you’ve got some help. That’s why I’ve put together this list of clever, popular things you can find on Amazon that help make life so much better.
Times and styles change, and with that passing of time can come the disappointing feeling that your surroundings suddenly feel drab. But setting out to upgrade your space doesn’t have to be daunting or costly. Instead, look for small fixes that make a big impact, because even the tiniest swap can make an outdated room look chic and modern.
Your pets are like your children and you couldn’t imagine life without them, but if you could — it’d probably be a lot cleaner. I’ve found the secret weapons you need to enjoy your pets at home, without worrying about the mess they might create. From tracking litter across the carpet to having accidents inside, avoid these 35 gross mistakes you don’t realize you’re making if you have a cat or dog.
Whatever your relationship status — newly dating, long-term sweethearts, or somewhere in between — learning how to be a better lover is a skill that can be worth investing time and energy in. The results will be, in a word, spicy. That said, being a better lover encompasses more than what you do between the sheets. What you do outside of the bedroom also matters. Ahead, Rebecca Alvarez Story, a certified sexologist and founder of Bloomi, an online intimacy platform, shares her top tips on how to be a better lover. Take notes.
Living your best life takes on a whole different meaning when you know how to manifest. Gone are the days of thinking your dreams are just that — now, you can use different manifestation practices to help you design and actualize your ultimate dream life. Although candle magic, crystals, and Pinterest boards can certainly supercharge your intentions, you don’t need fancy tools to manifest — you can do it right from your phone using manifesting apps.
Hitting the town with friends might sound like fun, but why venture out into the world when you could spend the evening watching movies on your couch? Not that there’s anything wrong with going out, but come on — those cushions are so comfy. But once you’ve finished watching every movie on Netflix, make sure to check out this list of genius things for anyone who likes to spend a lot of time at home.
If you’re interested in making a home upgrades, and you’d like to do it without spending a penny more than absolutely necessary, you may want to sit down for this one. These savvy designers have some ideas for how to make a big impact in your home — for cheap. You don’t have to call in professionals to knock down walls or spend days on expansive installations to refresh your space — all it takes is a key purchase (or purchases, if you’re so inclined) and your home can feel transformed.
It’s well-known that Amazon has everything. You hear it all the time. “I got it on Amazon” has slowly but surely become the new “I just Googled it”. You already know you can use it to restock on your favorite shampoo and find a quick gift for your niece’s fifth birthday, but what does “everything” really mean?
Kitchens, by nature, go through periods of cluttered and tidy. The routine of cooking, cleaning, and whipping up an afternoon pick-me-up matcha leads to disarray that can only be cleared by a weekly deep clean and of course, optimal storage methods that don’t take up too much room in your cabinets or on your counters.
If you’d like to keep your passport protected and secure when traveling, a passport holder makes the task easy and stylish. The best passport holders make it easy to slip your passport (measuring 5 by 3.5 inches) in and out since customs will ask you to remove it from the holder for inspection. Also consider the bonus features you want like RFID-blocking materials, zip-up pockets, and even a strap that lets you wear it around your neck. You might also want to consider how many passports you’d like to hold at once and what kind of material, designs, prints, or colors might appeal.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that dogs make our lives better — but not necessarily easier. As much as my family and I love our dog, and as much as he is the very best boy, taking care of him requires time and energy, attention and money, all of which are finite resources. We’re more than happy to give it, of course, and of all the responsibilities that get juggled in my household, he’s the smallest and furriest and the most likely to ask for attention by rolling on his back and showing off his tummy. So none of this is meant to sound like complaining. It’s just the reality of pets.
Drumroll, please: Prime Day 2022 is, well, almost upon us. The annual sale event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13, meaning tons of must-have deals are almost here. I have good news, though: Some deals have already begun, meaning you can start your shopping immediately. Whether you’re searching for beauty bargains, home decor deals, smart tech sales, or anything in between, you’ll be able to catch them before Prime Day officially starts.
Perhaps the realization happened when your best friend came over and visibly winced at the thought of sitting on your fur-laden sofa. If it took your mother to remind you that tossing dirty laundry in a corner is seriously bringing down the appeal of your bedroom, you need this list of 40 cringe-worthy mistakes you don’t realize are making your home look ugly – with practical and affordable solutions for each and every one of them.
With the rise of ethical non-monogamy (ENM), more TV shows and movies are portraying open relationships. Whether they’re swingers, navigating the idea of introducing new partners into their relationship, or trying threesomes for the first time, many of these depictions show the more potentially chaotic and messy side of open relationships. Take Conversations With Friends for example — no one actually seemed thrilled about the arrangement and plenty of drama ensued. While you’ve seen some of these chaotic examples in entertainment, non-monogamous, you might even be surprised at just how common — and desirable — non-monogamous relationships have become off-screen.
On June 24, the Supreme Court’s verdict in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 federal case that legalized the right to safe abortions nationwide. Thanks to unenforced pre-Roe bans and trigger laws, which ban abortion based on Roe’s overturning, that right is now completely eradicated or threatened in 26 states.
In September 2021, a TikTok video started making the rounds online. In it, a white man attempts to stop cars from entering an abortion clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina. He wears a baseball hat and headset as he patrols the area with a fellow protestor. The video’s narrator, Kennedy,* a seasoned volunteer at the clinic in her late 20s, approaches him. “What’s your name?” she asks. “Greg,” he answers into the camera. He won’t share his last name. “Why not?” she asks. “You don’t want people to know you’re here trying to control other people’s bodies? You don’t want the world to know that?”
Even if you’re giving a new drink a try this summer — like a French 75 or a whiskey-based cocktail — sometimes the occasion calls for a hard seltzer. Think long weekends by the beach, day drinking by the pool, or enjoying a beveragino or two at the park with some friends. In those cases, you might be reaching for a pack of boozy seltzers and TikTok has a way to make enjoying them and all of their carbonation a little bit easier.