When you’re envisioning the perfect summer wardrobe, the image probably resembles something in an Anthropologie lookbook. The retailer manages to capture the most idealized, ethereal version of whatever season it is—impeccably-decorated, cozy interiors for winter and far-flung sunny locations for summer. No matter the time of year, its dresses are always on-point—but they’re especially good when it’s warm out. Anthropologie knows that. And it knows you’ve added a few of its best-sellers to your wish list. So it’s doing you a solid for a limited time only: putting its customer-favorite dresses on mega-sale for a few days.
Right now, you can get one of Anthropologie’s most popular dresses for 50 percent off (!!!). The offer ends on Sunday, May 19, and some styles are already selling out—so you better act fast. From a great button-down silhouette under $100 to a statement-making tiered maxi, here are the 15 dreamiest dresses we’d recommend adding to your cart ASAP. Your summer wardrobe can thank us later.
Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard Business school in 2008 to pursue her dream: launching LearnVest, a personal finance website for women. By 2015 the service was such a success that Northwestern Mutual acquired the company and brought von Tobel on as their chief innovation officer.
Then in 2019, von Tobel announced that she would step down from Northwestern Mutual to start Inspired Capital, her own venture capital firm. Even in her new role, von Tobel remains as committed as ever to helping women navigate their finances. In her new book, Financially Forward, she teaches readers how to take advantage of tech-based financial tools to save time—and earn even more money.
Here, von Tobel breaks down her favorite hacks to live a digitally savvy and financially fit life:
Put all of your accounts on autopilot
You should automate everything. That means setting and forgetting credit card payments—but remember, you still have to read your bill!—student loan payments, 401K payments, and savings. It’s important to do this for a few reasons. First of all, none of us have the time. If you’re relying on yourself to stay on top of each of these, then you’re putting yourself in a position to fail. And do you really want to get dinged on your credit score because you accidentally missed it? More importantly, money that’s out of sight is out of mind, which means you’re less likely to touch the money that’s accruing in your savings account.
Stop saving your passwords in the notes app of your phone
For starters, using the same password on every website is exactly how you get hacked. Randomize your passwords whenever possible, and do not save them in your Notes app. Once you’ve locked down where you keep your passwords, make sure your phone and computer have password protection turned on at all times.
Shop online all you want—but be smarter about it
There are plenty of things we have to buy that aren’t fun to spend on each month, be it paper towels, toilet paper, or toothpaste. If you purchase them on a more or less set schedule, consider setting up is to set something up a subscription on Amazon on via another retailer. It could save you between 15 and 20 percent on those items. Plus, a simple online subscription can also save time.
Run your finances like your social calendar
Treat your finances like you do your social life. In the same way I have a work calendar and a social calendar, I also have a money calendar. In January I do a full financial refresh with my husband and prep for taxes, so that’s on there. Every quarter, I check my credit score on Credit Karma, and I add it to the calendar. I also make it a point to check my annual credit report. And in September we make some of our bigger purchases, like travel around the holidays. Make a list of every financial thing you do or want to do, from checking in on the balance in your 401K to preparing for taxes to planning big trips or big-ticket purchases. Then make each “event” recur on a schedule that makes sense for you. Everything goes into a calendar as a reminder to stay on top of small things.
There is a very special place in hell for any and all walking shoes that give you blisters—which, unfortunately, is most of them. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting overly excited about the first really nice day, throwing on a pair of innocent-looking sandals, and going outside… only to have your outing cut short by your incredibly uncomfortable footwear. You’ve waited so long to bask in the good weather and be free from the constraints of boots. You can’t have your sandals holding you back.
Designers get it. Phoebe Philo got it when she helped bring back Birkenstocks. Sandy Liang, Marni, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Gucci all got it when they sent Teva-esque sandals down their runways. And Glamour editors definitely get it: We love a good trend, but we also love to be comfortable—and because most of us are based in New York, we walk most places, which makes walking sandals an absolute essential.
In the spirit of sharing knowledge (and comfort) this season, we had nine staffers reveal their picks for the absolute best walking sandals, from brands like Camper, Clarks, YSL, and more.
Well, it’s almost over, people. After eight grueling seasons, Game of Thrones is about to come to an end on Sunday, May 19. We’ll finally know everything: who lived, who died, how that whole Iron Throne nonsense turned out. That also means no more speculation, so all those fan theories we love so much are closing up shop.
Honestly, reading Game of Thrones theories this season was more fun than watching the show—and some of them actually turned out to be true. (Others, however, held up worse than King’s Landing.) Regardless of what happened, these theories are physical proof GoT fans are the most dedicated and have a sharp attention to detail.
So let’s go through the best ones from this season and see which ones never came to pass, shall we? Careful: Spoilers ahead.
A YouTuber brought forth the idea that Petyr Baelish paid one of the Faceless Men of Braavos to die in his place so he could get the hell out of dodge. But this didn’t check out: We experienced the entire eighth season of GoT without Littlefinger, which all but confirms he’s dead, dead, dead.
This theory was delicious: It posed that the Night King only sent his army to Winterfell as a distraction for him to go to King’s Landing undetected and murder Queen Cersei. Of course, this didn’t happen. The Night King very much went to Winterfell—and Arya very much killed him.
Evidence for this was mostly rooted in the books. Unfortunately, though, no resurrected ancestors came to the Starks’ defense. Not that they needed help, of course. Please see: Arya stabbing the Night King all by her damn self.
Fans thought Dany’s trusted adviser wasn’t who she said she was, pointing to her demeanor and ability to speak 19 languages as evidence. Alas, she turned out to be just a regular gal from Astapor whose heart beats for Grey Worm.
Sadly, it was the pesky ceiling that did Cersei in—but for a while fans posited it could be Sansa. After all, Maggy did tell Cersei in her prophecy, “Queen you shall be…until there comes another, younger and more beautiful, to cast you down and take all that you hold dear.”
Wouldn’t it have been the scam of the century if it turned out she was lying about her pregnancy, like so many fans believed at one point? (She was filmed in one scene drinking wine, after all.) But no: She actually was expecting, which made her sudden death all the more tragic.
It doesn’t really matter what he did at this point. Tyrion didn’t stop Cersei from retaining her position on the throne: that ceiling did.
This goes back to Maggy’s prophecy, which states, “The valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.” “Valonqar” is High Valyrian for “little brother,” so it was hypothesized that either Tyrion or Jaime Lannister would be Cersei’s undoing. But then a Redditor pointed out her unborn baby could be her demise as well, pending that he was a boy. He’d technically be the “little brother” of Cersei’s dead children. (Maggy’s prophecy didn’t say her valonqar, just the valonquar.) None of this ended up happening. CC: that damn ceiling.
Ugh, this one was just so brilliant. Its main roots were in what Melisandre told Arya back in season three: “I see a darkness in you. And in that darkness, eyes staring back at me: brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes. Eyes you’ll shut forever.” Arya had already murdered people with brown eyes and blue eyes, but no one with green eyes, which Cersei has. It made perfect sense, then, that Arya would be the one to end Cersei once and for all.
More than 800,000 fans have signed a petition for HBO to remake the eighth season of Game of Thrones. One person who’s not on board with this, though, is Lili Reinhart. The Riverdale star took to Instagram on Thursday (May 16) to shut down those in favor of this lofty request, which knocks GoT showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as “woefully incompetent writers.”
“This is not how television works,” Reinhart wrote in a comment under Variety‘s post about the petition. “TV shows are not fan service. It’s ridiculous of people to think they can demand creative change from artists.”
Reinhart’s comment has sparked a bit of a debate about whether or not television actually is “fan service.” “The customer is the fan and if the customer doesn’t like the product, actors, [or] shows, then the money stops coming in. Without the fans, there isn’t a show because there is no money,” one person wrote.
“I agree that demanding a change of directing is unrealistic; however, it comes to show that people find it hard to bid farewell,” wrote another.
To call season eight of Game of Thrones divisive would be an understatement. The show’s depiction of its female characters has been a point of particular criticism and concern—so much so that stars like Jessica Chastain have chimed in. After Sansa’s sexual assault backstory was put in an “empowering” light, the Molly’s Game actor tweeted, “Rape is not a tool to make a character stronger. A woman doesn’t need to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. The #littlebird was always a Phoenix. Her prevailing strength is solely because of her. And her alone. #GameOfThrones.”
Game of Thrones ends once and for all this Sunday starting at 9:00 P.M. ET on HBO. Fingers crossed that the showrunners deliver a finale that satisfies fans.
Earlier this month, celebrities were able to live out their campiest fashion dreams on the red carpet at the Met Gala. They’ve dialed it back down (a bit) now, but at the Cannes Film Festival, we’re still seeing some of that heightened extravagance from our favorite celebrities: Eva Longoria with an extra-extra-high slit, Elle Fanning with a dramatic silky cape, Bella Hadid with tiers of tulle. This year, we also had some pretty exciting first-timers, like Priyanka Chopra and Selena Gomez, to look forward to—and they brought the style and sparkle (like, decked-in-Chopard-jewels sparkle) to the carpet.
Ahead, catch up on some of the absolute best fashion moments coming out of the French Riviera at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
After what felt like years of anticipation, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their first son, Archie, on Monday, May 6. Two days later, the couple gave a brief interview about their new lives as parents but didn’t reveal much information. Any more questions fans have, though, can probably be answered with Archie’s birth certificate, which the royal family made public on Friday, May 17.
It contains some illuminating details, like Archie birthplace: Portland Hospital, located in Westminster. (There was speculation Markle was planning on doing a home birth, but that didn’t pan out.)
Other interesting tidbits from the birth certificate? The official occupations of Meghan and Harry: prince and princess of the the United Kingdom. Also, we have confirmation that Archie’s first name is, in fact, just Archie. It’s not short for Archibald or something more formal.
The time of birth isn’t listed on this certificate, but Buckingham Palace wrote on Instagram that Archie came into the world early morning, May 6. We also already knew his birth weight: 7 pounds, 3 ounces.
Check out the certificate for yourself, below:
“It’s been great. Parenting is amazing,” Prince Harry told reporters on May 8. “It has only been, what, two and a half, three days…. We are just so thrilled to have our own bundle of joy and to be able to spend some precious time as he slowly starts to grow up.”
Markle hasn’t given many quotes about motherhood yet, but she did say, “It’s magic. It’s pretty amazing. I have the best two guys in the world, so I’m really happy…He’s just been a dream. It’s been a special couple of days.”
Meanwhile, the well-wishes from family and friends keep pouring in. Baby Archie met Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Charles all this week for the first time. “I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my brother to the sleep-deprivation society that is parenting,” Prince William joked to journalists about two weeks ago.
In the past few weeks Republicans have passed some of the most extreme bans on abortion since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land in 1973. In Alabama, governor Kay Ivey signed a law that would ban abortion from the moment of conception and onward. In Georgia, a woman could be punished for a self-induced abortion with life in prison as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detectable, at around six weeks. For now, abortion is still legal (albeit sometimes hard to access) in all 50 states. But women’s lives are under threat, and presidential candidates need to have a plan to protect them.
On Friday, Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke out about these abortion restrictions—and demanded that Congress pass federal laws to protect women’s reproductive rights. In a post published on Medium, the presidential candidate explained the federal laws she would like to see enacted if challenges from states like Alabama, Georgia, or Ohio were to overturn Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court, so a woman’s right to an abortion would still be protected.
“Court challenges will continue. And the next President can begin to undo some of the damage by appointing neutral and fair judges who actually respect the law and cases like Roe instead of right-wing ideologues bent on rolling back constitutional rights,” Warren wrote. “But separate from these judicial fights, Congress has a role to play as well.”
Warren went on to outline a plan to create federal laws that parallel the rights enshrined in Roe v. Wade. “These rights would have at least two key components. First, they must prohibit states from interfering in the ability of a health care provider to provide medical care, including abortion services. Second, they must prohibit states from interfering in the ability of a patient to access medical care, including abortion services, from a provider that offers them,” Warren wrote.
The senator then detailed proposed laws that would preemptively stop state’s efforts from blocking access to reproductive health care. “States have passed countless Targeted Regulations on Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws, which are designed to functionally limit and eliminate women’s access to abortion care while not technically contravening Roe. Geographical, physical, and procedural restrictions and requirements. Restrictions on medication abortion. These kinds of restrictions are medically-unnecessary and exist for only one purpose: to functionally eliminate the ability of women to access abortion services. A bill already proposed in Congress, The Women’s Health Protection Act, would provide the mechanism to block these kinds of schemes concocted to deny women access to care. Congress should pass it,” Warren added.
Warren also proposed repealing the Hyde Amendment, which blocks abortion coverage for women under programs like Medicaid and Veterans Affairs. “All women—no matter where they live, where they’re from, how much money they make, or the color of their skin—are entitled to access the high-quality, evidence-based reproductive health care that is envisioned by Roe. Making that a reality starts with repealing the Hyde Amendment, Warren wrote. “Congress should also expand culturally- and linguistically-appropriate services and information and include immigrant women in conversations about coverage and access. Congress must also pass the EACH Woman Act, which would also prohibit abortion restrictions in private insurance. And we should ensure that all future health coverage—including Medicare for All—includes contraception and abortion coverage.”
Warren made clear this is just the beginning of her plans to help protect women’s reproductive rights. “Securing a federal right to Roe and ensuring that reproductive health care is available to every woman in America is just the beginning. We must undo the current Administration’s efforts to undermine women’s access to reproductive health care – including ending Trump’s gag rule and fully support Title X family planning funding. We must crack down on violence at abortion clinics and ensure that women are not discriminated against at work or anywhere else for the choices they made about their bodies,” she wrote.
With this plan, Warren joins Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as one of the few presidential candidates to share a comprehensive strategy for protecting the right to an abortion. Voters, it seems, are on their side. A 2018 Wall Street Journal/NBC poll found that over 70 percent of American voters believe that Roe should not be overturned, and even a majority of Republicans think the law should stand.
Getting dressed during the hottest days of the year is hard enough; to then have to worry about looking presentable in the office? It’s a lot to juggle. This summer we’re turning to some of the chicest celebrity and street stars to guide us through the process of putting an outfit together that’s professional, stylish, and adaptable to all climates. We’re paring midi skirts with leather jackets, stocking up on easy throw-on-and-go dresses, and finding new ways to style our denim for casual summer Fridays. The 30 foolproof getups in the slideshow ahead will help you get through the season—and the various postwork activities that come with it—without breaking a sweat.
One of my first jobs out of college had me assisting a publisher who frequently shared sensitive company information with me as I drafted memos and reports, which meant we often had to close the door to his office. He’d dictate what he needed to, and we’d move on with our day. Occasionally we’d do it over lunch. I never once felt uncomfortable and I’m pretty sure he didn’t either. Because I was good at my job, the publisher eventually promoted me.
But with any movement—especially one that exists to empower women—there has been a backlash and one particular facet is the idea that #MeToo has scared some men away from interacting with junior-level female colleagues.
According to new research released today by LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey, 60 percent of male managers say they’re uncomfortable participating in common workplace activities with a woman—a 32 percent increase from research done last year on the topic. The data found that senior-level men are 12 times more likely to hesitate before having one-on-one meetings, nine times more likely to hesitate to travel with a junior woman for business, and six times more likely to hesitate to go to a work dinner with a junior woman. Thirty-six percent of men also say they’ve avoided mentoring or socializing with a female co-worker because they were nervous about how it might look.
The problem: Most managers are male and their fear is prohibiting women from proving themselves and moving up at work.
“I don’t know of anyone who’s been promoted who hasn’t had one-on-one conversations [with a superior]” LeanIn.org founder and Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg told me by phone. “Women need that one-on-one time to get the mentorship and sponsorship they need to succeed.”
Sandberg knows this well. “[Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg and I spend an enormous amount of time together and we spend an enormous amount of time one-on-one,” she said. “That one-on-one time has been where he’s given me the feedback that helps me do my job, [has] told me what I need to do better, [and] I’ve been able to give him feedback. That is not happening in a group setting.”
Sandberg also said her first meeting of the week Monday morning and the last meeting of the week [on] Friday afternoon is with Zuckerberg and nobody else. “That is our partnership and without that, I don’t know where we’d be.”
As far as a solution goes, LeanIn.Org is encouraging men to do more to actively support women at work, from increasing amounts of informal one-on-one time to participating in more official initiatives like sponsorships and mentoring—something Sandberg thinks will benefit men just as much as women. “[It isn’t] just the right thing to do to mentor and sponsor women It’s actually a good thing to do for your career [as a man] because if you’re the most senior CEO or most junior person, if you can work better with half the population, you are going to outperform.”
Being more or less invisible to a male superior is better than being uncomfortable, right? In theory, sure, but considering the vast majority of managers and leaders are men across most fields, the fact that women aren’t getting the attention they need to succeed because men are afraid isn’t doing anyone any favors, “Ultimately, this is about closing the gender gap at work, from the entry-level all the way to the top,” said Rachel Thomas, president of LeanIn.Org, in a statement. “When companies employ more women, sexual harassment is less prevalent. And when women hold more leadership roles, company profits are higher and workplace policies are more generous. Supporting women makes companies stronger and safer. To get there, we need men to be part of the solution.”