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Valerie Jarrett and Samantha Barry Want to Remind You to Vote

Valerie Jarrett and Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry have a message: If you need to register to vote before the 2020 elections, next week is a great time to do it. It’s not just a few short weeks out from one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime, but also the centennial of women’s right to vote. 

When We All Vote—a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to voter registration efforts—is launching a new initiative: The When All Women Vote Week of Action, held in partnership with the United State of Women. Between August 17 and August 20, the organization will roll out a series of tools and resources to help register women voters and share how all of us can bolster voter participation. 

On Thursday, August 20, Glamour Editor-in-Chief Samantha Barry and When We All Vote board chair Valerie Jarrett are hosting a virtual voter registration #CouchParty. RSVP here for the event, which will kick off at 5PM ET. It’ll start with a short a Q&A, and then the virtual celebration begins, with a training for volunteers on how to help people register to vote and an appearance from DJ Diamond Kuts. 

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, which granted some women the right to vote—but not all,” Jarrett tells Glamour. “Many women, especially women of color, were still disenfranchised for years to come, despite their advocacy work.” 

ICYMI: The upcoming election is an historic one in terms of representation. Former Vice President (and current presumptive Democratic nominee) Joe Biden just announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate, making her the first Black woman and first Asian-American woman to run on a major party ballot. Plus, women of color are running for Congress in record-breaking numbers. 

“During the When All Women Vote Week of Action, we will celebrate our progress and continue the work to ensure women everywhere have the ability to register to vote and participate in every election,” Jarrett says. “I couldn’t be more excited to commemorate our progress since the passage of the 19th Amendment and discuss the ways all women can get involved with Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief of Glamour, a publication committed to empowering women and telling our stories.”

And if you’ve never cast a ballot before and are really eager to get a head start on next week’s festivities, register to vote here

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Moved Into Their New House

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been on the move since late last year, when they headed to Canada for the holiday season. 

After shocking the world with their plan to step back from their positions as working royals, the couple relocated to Vancouver Island—making one last trip to London for a final round of royal engagements—before landing in Markle’s hometown of Los Angeles as the coronavirus pandemic hit North America. 

The Sussexes (along with baby Archie, of course) were reportedly living in Tyler Perry’s home in LA, but now they’ve officially got their own place. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved into their family home in July of this year,” a rep for the Markle and Harry told People. “They have settled into the quiet privacy of their community since their arrival and hope that this will be respected for their neighbors, as well as for them as a family.”

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While their spokesperson did not give any information about the location of the couple’s new home, the magazine reports that it is located in Santa Barbara, which is about 100 miles from Los Angeles proper. Many celebrities have homes in Santa Barbara or the neighboring town of Montecito, whose most famous resident is one Ms. Oprah Winfrey, an attendee at Markle and Harry’s royal wedding back in 2018. 

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made a number of virtual appearances since March, none have given away much about the home they were living in—so we should probably expect more of the same from Meghan Markle’s next appearance later this week. She’ll be interviewing The 19th*’s cofounder and CEO, Emily Ramshaw, on August 14 during a conversation about gender, representation, and the future of news. 

“The 19th*’s commitment to reporting and storytelling that lifts up those who are too often underrepresented in the media has never been more important,” she said in a statement to Glamour. “I’m looking forward to asking the cofounder what it means to build a media outlet with gender equity, diversity, and community at its core.” 

Maybe we’ll at least get a quick glimpse of her new home office? Here’s hoping!

What To Watch On Streaming If You Like Harrison Ford

The Indiana Jones Series (Netflix)

Per Steven Spielberg’s suggestion, George Lucas re-teamed with Harrison Ford in 1981 to play the lead of Raiders of the Lost Ark, a breathlessly thrilling tribute to 1930s action serials, sparking a franchise that came to be named after the character, with a fifth installment currently in the works.

Why It’s A Good Option for Harrison Ford Fans: While most other Harrison Ford fanboys wanted to be Han Solo, I always wanted to be Indiana Jones, the brazen, fedora-clad fortune hunter tough enough to take on Nazis, mystical cults and UFO-obsessed KGB agents, earning the unofficial title of cinema’s quintessential adventure hero.

Stream the Indiana Jones Series on Netflix here.

13 Best Face Masks for Running and Working Out in the Heat

Finding the best face masks for running is essential these days, with COVID-19 on the rise in states across the country and many gyms open only at limited capacity. The ideal place to run outdoors is far, far away from the nearest person, but if you don’t have access to a sprawling road or a secluded trail, you’ll need to wear some kind of face covering to protect yourself—and others—before you lace up and head out the door. 

Since many of us have rediscovered outdoor runs as a way to maintain a healthy exercise routine during quarantine, we asked all kinds of runners what they consider the best face masks for running. From 20-minute jogs to 10-mile loops, some said they found success with “mask alternatives,” like bandanas and neck gaiters, which can be easier to pull up and down than masks with adjustable ear loops can. Others steered clear of thicker fabrics, opting instead for breathable, easy-to-wash materials, like cotton

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution, but as long as you’re wearing a mask that’s secure and covering your mouth and nose, you can make many styles work for your run. Just note that not all face coverings are created equal. A cotton face mask with ear loops, for example, can have a sealed, secure fit that’s more effective than a folded bandana at stopping droplets from escaping through any gaps. And even though neck gaiters or fleeces are go-to for many runners, researchers at Duke University recently discovered this style was the least effective in stopping respiratory droplets from being carried away with air.

Whatever covering you decide to use, it’s still important to remember other factors that could influence transmission—and if you’re worried about catching the virus while passing someone on the fly (mask up or lowered), Atlanta E.R. doctor Darria Long, M.D., says “Duration of exposure is key, so unless someone were running behind you, whatever you exhale will be widely dispersed and make it unlikely that someone could be exposed to enough virus to be sick.” 

No matter how annoying it can be to run with a face mask on, something is better than nothing. Below, find 13 runner-approved face coverings that’ll equip you for miles to come.

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23 Best Face Sunscreens of 2020 – Reviews

The secret to a solid skin care routine is actually pretty simple: wash your face, and wear SPF. However, finding the best face sunscreen is easier said than done. Sunscreen is crucial for preventing wrinkles, sunspots, acne scarring, and skin cancer. Some dermatologists go as far as suggesting that a full skin care routine is useless if you aren’t using sun protection.

Still, so few of us actually wear SPF daily. We get it: Sunscreen is notorious for being greasy and acne-inducing; throw in recent concerns about what’s actually in it (more on that here and here), and it’s not hard to understand why some aren’t super eager to slap it on every morning.

But the days of heavy, white formulas are gone. There’s a whole new crop of hydrating, weightless, and transparent sunscreens for your face hitting the market, and oh, they’re good. Glamour staffers tried a bunch and picked out the best of the best. Read on for the best face sunscreen you’ll want to stock up on all year long.

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.

Anna Faris’ Response To Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Baby Is A+

Chris Pratt is now a father of two! The Jurassic World actor officially announced the birth of his newborn daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt on Monday after he and his family were spotted at a Santa Monica hospital over the weekend. Lyla’s birth is exciting news for the Pratts and Schwarzeneggers just over a year after the A-list leading man tied the knot with Katherine Schwarzenegger last summer. And yes, Pratt’s ex-wife, Anna Faris, is reportedly pretty excited too.

Sarah Paulson’s New Horror Movie Is Heading Straight To Streaming

For those who are unfamiliar with Run, it follows a manipulative mother, played by Sarah Paulson, who has raised her wheelchair-bound daughter, played by newcomer Kiera Allen, in total isolation. When the daughter starts to uncover some dark secrets about her mother, she must fight for survival. Along with his directing duties, Aneesh Chaganty also penned Run’s script with Sev Ohanian, with the two of them having previously worked on the John Cho-led thriller Searching.

Netflix Just Bought An R.L. Stine Trilogy From Disney

It’s that aspect in particular that makes Fear Street’s acquisition by Netflix all the more surprising, especially in light of the current drama surrounding the still theater-bound release of Fox’s troubled New Mutants movie. Somehow, these movies have skated around any sort of commitment to theatrical release, free and clear for a streaming home; and yet, they are surprisingly not going to Disney+ or Hulu, two of the in-house streaming providers at Camp Disney.