Changing my phone to black and white for a week

As of late, I have been glued to my phone. From social media to online shopping, I have created an unhealthy, co-dependent relationship with my hand-held friend. During a quarantine-safe hangout, I noticed that my friend’s phone was completely in black and white. Upon questioning her, she told me it helps reduce her screen time. That was exactly what I needed. I’ve done digital detoxes before but had never heard of this method. So I, too, set my phone to the gray scale mode and tried it for a week.

Going into it, my screen time was an embarrassingly high six hours per day (mostly due to TikTok). I wanted to cut that down to by at least half. Immediately, the usual vibrant assortment of apps and red notifications were replaced by dull shades of gray. Texting and calling still felt somewhat normal, but when I scrolled through apps that

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5 products these Black beauty founders always recommend

The lack of shelf space traditionally given to Black-owned beauty brands has rightfully been spotlighted in recent months. And while independently owned brands may now be slowly, surely gaining the recognition, support and opportunities they deserve, the fact remains that there are few major retailers making products for Black skin a primary focus.

This is exactly what makes Candour Beauty so exciting. Jacqueline Kusamotu and Abi Lawrence-Adesida’s newly launched e-tail platform successfully mixes content with commerce, delivering an all-round luxury shopping experience.

The brand roster spans hair, skin and bodycare, and offers big-name brands (think Olaplex and Dr. Barbara Sturm) alongside new and niche ventures, from The Afro Skin + Hair Co to the anticipated Melyon skincare. Black Girl Sunscreen – a cult hero in the States – has been snapped up, as have textured hair heroes The Mane Choice and Cantu.

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The 78 Best Amazon Black Friday Deals 2020

The highly anticipated Amazon Black Friday deals are here, and true to form, they’re easily some of the best Black Friday deals of 2020. While the e-tailer’s sale officially kicked off last Friday with a slew of impressive deals, Amazon typically reserves the best markdowns for the actual holiday — and this year is no exception.

You can now score major markdowns on top-rated brands like Le Creuset, Apple, Fitbit, Dyson, Alo Yoga, Samsung, Sony, Bose, Adidas, and countless others. And with more deals slated to drop through Cyber Monday, you can likely finish all of your holiday shopping in a single weekend.

Of course, combing through Amazon’s overwhelming archive—like those of other mega retailers Nordstrom and Walmart—is half the battle, so we’re doing the legwork for you. Ahead, shop the best Amazon Black Friday deals, organized by category: tech, smart home, smart kitchen, home office, decor and

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