First look: Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg in When We Rise

We can’t wait for the upcoming ABC miniseries When We Rise and the heart-wrenching trailer has got us even more excited.

 

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Saving Room for Seconds

by Megan Stubbs

Have you ever been post-date, ready to get feisty, and thought to yourself, “Ugh, why did I eat that last breadstick?” as your insides gurgle in protest? Now imagine that feeling after Thanksgiving, which is almost always compounded by the grandmother guilt. Much like Hansel and Gretel, she, or some other caring family member, wants to stuff you full of food and drinks on this night of plenty. You can’t tell her no, so of course you had an extra scoop of mashed potatoes, and a second slice of pie. Belly distended, you bid farewell to your family and seek the comfort of your bedroom cave ready for hibernation. Sex is totally off the table.

What if you wanted to enjoy your meal and save room for a special kind of dessert? This holiday season, don’t let the prospect of grandma’s generous portions and the top button on your pants get in the way of your desire for intimacy. Stress levels can run very high during this time of year and there is no better way to de-stress and relax than intimate time with your partner. Here are some of my tips on how to play it smart during the seasonal feast.

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Why Lauren Jauregui coming out as bisexual is important

I was 11-years-old when the Spice Girls released Wannabe.

 

Up until that point, I’d been a staunch Take That fan, but the posters of Mark and Robbie were soon replaced by the faces of Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger. 

 

Not that I knew it then, studying their lyrics religiously in the privacy of my bedroom, but those women had a profound effect on me. You might well laugh. After all, girl bands like the Spice Girls, or Little Mix, or Fifth Harmony – and their fans – are often sneered at, but Girl Power was probably my first real exposure to feminism, and many lasting friendships were forged over practicing their dance routines in the school playground. I know it’s the same for many young girls today.

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Neat Knits

Keep warm without sacrificing individuality. Find a kit that keeps your ears toasty and your spirits merry!

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Fendi hat with big eye detail and a touch of fur. $ 300

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Small Bites with Beverage Pairings

by Jen Foley • photography by Two Eagles Marcus

With the holidays around the corner, try something different for your annual get together. Offering a menu of tasty small plates with a different beverage to match each is sure to wow your guests.

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Cranberry and Brie Pizzette with Rosemary

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BRYONY LAVERY: I put women centre stage

Trashy romantic fiction, corsets and lesbians. In addition to being a few of my favourite things, these are all key ingredients in Bryony Lavery’s hit play Her Aching Heart. The sapphic bodice-ripping musical comedy, which won Pink Paper Play of the Year back in 1992, is being revived 25 years after its premiere. I caught up with the award-winning feminist playwright to find out more.

 

DIVA: What can audiences expect from Her Aching Heart? 

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Floral Fashion: Go Bold With Gorgeous Prints and Daring Leathers

Florals can be bold and assertive without evoking wistful mushiness. Go beyond lovely with gorgeous prints and daring leathers.

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1. Charter Club ensemble by Macy’s. Long cardigan, $ 79.50. Tie-neck floral blouse, $ 69.50. Slim-fit ankle pants, $ 89.50

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