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Part 2: Dutch Wax Prints

In the 1600s, the Dutch Empire was aggressively colonizing every piece of land they could reach in the name of establishing trade ports to lay claim to regional indigenous resources. This is the era when, in earnest, Europeans began to sincerely disturb and subsequently reshape the futures of each of the territories they invaded. The process was violent and oppressive, and if you ever seek to understand the origins of the socio-political strife in many former European colonies, a great piece of the puzzle is understanding how the local cultures were impacted by the arrival of imperialists.

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Adaptogenic, HEALTH, Mushroom Coffee -

All things don’t taste like pizza and cupcakes. Duh. It’s not a huge surprise that some of this health craze stuff really tastes like feet. I mean, it is healthy for a reason. Off my adaptogen high from last week, I have been sprinkling my Moon Juice Brain Dust wherever I can, and that healing potion may be revamping my insides but it is not smooth going down. So, when Anja mentioned to me that mushroom coffee does wonders (but tastes like dirt), of course I was all in. I am a sucker for pain in the name of gain. Luckily for me, the Shroom Room, the first ever mushroom coffeehouse, is located right here in Venice Beach.

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BEAUTY, retinol -

When we look at our reflection in our thirties, we start to notice our very first wrinkles, usually around the mouth or eyes. In some cases, besides fine lines, we start to notice spots or discoloration; our skin appears to have lost its turgidity and compactness. What exactly is happening? Nature is running its course, and these types of changes are perfectly normal. However, using a good anti-wrinkle cream and leading a lifestyle that will positively impact our skin is imperative. Among the variety of solutions available, you’ll come across creams and serums containing retinol.

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Military Trial Opens For 17-Year-Old Palestinian Activist.
Tamimi was arrested and indicted following a public outcry in Israeli when a video of her altercation with the soldiers posted by her mother went viral.

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The days are inching slowly towards Spring, and with them comes the bipolar weather currently putting a drag on everyone’s NYFW style. The obvious plan of attack against these yo-yo-ing temperatures is to layer. Not only is layering perfect for both the bitter cold and the wet-ish warm, but it is your best weapon to combat days that start mild and somehow end up sub-thermal by lunchtime.

But…layering? It’s not exactly a new concept, and at this point I really thought I had it mastered, but a dreary, schizo January has left me a little low on inventiveness. To divine some new inspiration, I turned to our Chief Lover, Tamu, for style guidance. And boy did she hit it out of the park with this multilayered OTT look. From the gorgeous Gucci skirt to the killer leopard coat and check blazer combo, each piece is more exciting than the last. When I asked her what inspired the ensemble, she told me “I am having a more-is-more moment and want to wear all of my favorite pieces. My mood is very mix-n-match right now.

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