Women’s Finances Are Reeling From the Pandemic. Let’s Talk About How to Change That.

It’s often said—mostly by rich people—that the pandemic has been a great equalizer. That we all went through the same thing together: young and old, rich and poor, people of all genders.

But no one knows better than women that the pandemic did not treat all of us equally. Women took on greater childcare and domestic burdens. Millions of women have been pushed out of the workforce. Essential workers—a group made up disproportionately of women—suffered.

And all of us thought, as we pressed toward our uncertain futures: “What do I want my life to look like going forward? After making so many sacrifices, and surviving so many challenges, where should I go from here? And if I dare to dream about what’s next, can I even afford to make those dreams a reality?”

To help you—and women everywhere—answer those questions, Glamour is back with a new season of our She Makes Money Moves podcast, brought to you by Visa. Each week we’ll search for smart, joyful answers to these questions through the story of one woman, and with the help of a few financial experts.

Thinking about your finances can feel overwhelming—especially right now—but it doesn’t have to. She Makes Money Moves aims to take away that overwhelm and break it down through the prism of one woman’s very relatable experience.

This season, our guests got real about the money issues they were up against during the pandemic. In this week’s episode, you’ll meet a single mom, who, like so many working mothers, was told to work from home at the same time her children’s school pivoted to virtual learning—and then her father moved in, too. All six episodes feature stories like that one—stories that feel both extraordinary and ordinary at this moment in time. 

And in each episode, I spoke with an expert to get tips for living through what feels, financially, like the longest, rainiest rainy day. 

When Glamour launched She Makes Money Moves, our goal was to make talking about money less taboo for women. Since the first season, I’ve heard from women who built up emergency funds because of advice they heard on the podcast; women who dipped a toe into investing; and women who are being more open about money with their friends. This year, I want us to challenge ourselves even more: Let’s not just invest, but invest based on our values, whether that means electric cars or Disney stock. And let’s push the conversation further. Go out to dinner with your friends or partner and ask, “What are your financial goals? These are mine.”

Conversations about money should be fun and normal for women. But maybe you’re not there yet. Maybe you’re burned out, overwhelmed, or embarrassed about your financial situation. You don’t have to be. If there’s ever been a time to forgive yourself and give yourself a new chance to learn, it’s now.

No matter what position you’re in, COVID probably changed how you look at your finances.  We didn’t all have the same experience during the pandemic. But we’re not at all alone.

Check out episode 1 below—and subscribe to hear a new episode every Tuesday for the next five weeks.

Samantha Barry is the editor in chief of Glamour and the host of She Makes Money Moves. Follow her on Twitter @samanthabarry, and subscribe to She Makes Money Moves on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Only Murders in the Building Is Coming Back for a 2nd Season—Here’s What We Know

The murder mystery-comedy Only Murders in the Building has taken Hulu by storm, and it’s already been renewed for season two.

ICYMI, the show stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez for a generation-breaking, laugh-till-you’re-aching watch. They play three strangers in an Upper West Side apartment building with one thing in common: They’re obsessed with true crime. When a gruesome murder happens in their own building, the three seize the opportunity to create their own true crime podcast with an active investigation. 

“Everyone in our amazing Building worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times—and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu, and 20th TV—to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection,” series co-creator and executive producer John Hoffman told Variety. “To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue— and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy—is too exciting for words. So I’ll shut up now—and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!”

“There has been something about this project that felt almost fated from the start; from Dan’s first lunch with Steve in which Steve happened to mention he had an idea for a series, to John jumping aboard to co-create it, to Steve’s agreeing to star but only if Marty joined him, to the inspired addition of Selena,” 20th Television president Karey Burke added to Variety. “The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is. And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building—which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia.”

If you’re wondering about the season two plot, look no further than episode four. Hoffman told E! News that character Cinda Canning’s (Tina Fey) monologue at the end of episode four holds a tease for what’s to come. So go back and watch!

Only Murders in the Building Is Coming Back for a Second Season—Here’s What We Know

The murder-mystery comedy Only Murders in the Building has taken Hulu by storm, and it’s already been renewed for season two.

ICYMI, the show stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez for a generation-breaking, laugh-till-you’re-aching watch. They play three strangers in an Upper West Side NYC apartment building with one thing in common: They’re obsessed with true crime. When a gruesome murder happens in their own building, the three seize the opportunity to create their own true crime podcast with an active investigation. 

“Everyone in our amazing Building worked with such love and expertise through extraordinary times—and with incredible support from Disney, Hulu, and 20th TV—to create a first season that might live up to our legendary cast, our beloved New York City, and to make a show about connection,” series cocreator and executive producer John Hoffman told Variety. “To feel we’ve connected with our audience and hit the mark enough already to have the chance to continue— and to carry on our show’s wild ride of mystery-comedy-empathy—is too exciting for words. So I’ll shut up now—and just say a huge thanks to all and I can’t wait for more!”

“There has been something about this project that felt almost fated from the start; from Dan’s first lunch with Steve in which Steve happened to mention he had an idea for a series, to John jumping aboard to co-create it, to Steve’s agreeing to star but only if Marty joined him, to the inspired addition of Selena,” 20th Television president Karey Burke told Variety. “The comedy this team delivered has been the obsession of every executive at this studio, and our friends at Hulu have treated it like the crown jewel that it is. And now, thanks to the incredible audience response, we are so happy to say there will be more murders in the building—which is great news for everyone, except perhaps the residents of the Arconia.”

If you’re wondering about the season two plot, look no further than episode four. Hoffman told E! News that character Cinda Canning’s (Tina Fey’s) monologue at the end of episode four holds a tease for what’s to come. So go back and watch!

Wait, Who Was the Masked Man With Kim Kardashian at the 2021 Met Gala?

Kim Kardashian set the internet ablaze with her face-covering Balenciaga outfit at the 2021 Met gala. But did you notice she was accompanied by a man on the carpet who also had his face covered?

It was a couples outfit, for sure, which is why fans thought the man behind the mask was Kardashian’s estranged husband, Kanye West. “Kim and Kanye with the matching fits at the #MetGala,” one West fan account tweeted

“KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN ARE UP TO SOMETHING AND I DONT KNOW WHAT #MetGala2021,” someone else tweeted when they saw photos of what appeared to be West and Kardashian in matching face-covering outfits. 

The theory that West was Kardashian’s date only intensified when she changed her Instagram avi to a black circle, which matches West’s. The cover of his latest album, Donda, is just a black square. No words, no photos, no nothing—so was this Met gala look their IRL representation of that?

Well, not exactly. While it’s very possible Kardashian drew from Donda as inspiration for her look, the masked man next to her is not West. According to E! News it was Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of Balenciaga. 

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A source told E! West didn’t attend the Met gala this year at all; however, “his presence [was] felt on the carpet.”

“It was [West] who introduced Kim to Demna and was instrumental in the newly formed relationship between her and Balenciaga,” the source said. “This look on Kim is like a new subculture and fashion statement. No logo, no face, but everyone knows it’s her.”

The source continued, “Kanye gave her the courage to push creativity and people’s imagination through art. It’s the ultimate confidence.”

There you have it, folks. Mystery solved. Now, I just have one question: How did Kim Kardashian see anything through that face mask? 

Shalom Blac Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

Shalom Blac, it would seem, is a minimalist when it comes to her skincare. The beauty vlogger finds what works and sticks with it to the last drop before moving on to the next. She noticed that her skin is kinder to her when she uses less products, especially with her scarring. 

In 2005, after a hot oil accident in her mother’s restaurant in Nigeria when she was nine years old, Blac was left with deep burns across her face and body. Beyond the physical injury, it led to more bullying and worsened her mental health. Blac gradually learned to love her scars, finding self-love through her YouTube channel and makeup tutorials. She now spreads that message of positivity to millions of subscribers, and she’s found a skincare regimen as committed to natural beauty as she is. 

Blac’s skincare routine is a mix of luxury and drugstore products. She might get a toner from Target, but she’ll splurge on a face wash. She has combination skin, so she’s constantly trying to balance oiliness and dryness in her face. (Same, sis. It’s a struggle.) 

“When I started, I think I was doing a little too much,” Blac tells Glamour. “I was just trying to catch up with everyone and how I saw people doing it. But then I noticed with my skin, the simple things that I use and the less that I use, it actually works better for me.”

For the latest installment of Drop the Routine, Shalom Blac shares her skincare favorites from Alicia Keys’ Soulcare line and the importance of a good SPF. 

My exfoliator

I like to use the Keys Soulcare Be Luminous Exfoliator maybe twice a week, especially on days that I go to sleep without cleansing my skin until the next morning. It helps me really get in my pores and get the makeup out. 

Be Luminous Exfoliator

$22

Keys Soulcare

My cleanser

And then I will go in with the Keys Soulcare Golden Cleanser, which I use every day. It’s a liquid cleanser that’s really gentle and helps with the exfoliating that I do. 

Golden Cleanser

$20

Keys Soulcare

My mask

Twice a week, I will do my Keys charcoal face mask. I put it on and I just let it sit for about 20 minutes. Then I wipe it off with a warm, damp towel.

Harmony Mask

$28

Keys Soulcare

My serum

To help with with my scarring, I use the Dermalogica Powerbright Dark Spot Serum. Especially for breakouts.

Powerbright Dark Spot Serum

$95

Dermalogica

My moisturizer

Next, I go in with the Keys Soulcare Skin Transformation Cream. It really hydrates my skin where I need it, and it doesn’t make me oily, which is the other thing that I have a problem with. It just makes my skin look super bouncy and glowy. 

Skin Transformation Cream

$30

Keys Soulcare

My face mist

And then to finish off, I apply the Keys mist. It’s just a little spray that I put all over my face and will reapply if my face is getting a little dry throughout the day.

Reviving Aura Mist

$22

Keys Soulcare

My SPF

With my scarring, I know it’s very easy for me to get skin burns or even skin cancer. So I like to use this Murad SPF for protection.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30

My balm

Lately, I’ve been using the Keys Soulcare comforting balm. I put it underneath my eyes and a little bit on my lips.

Comforting Balm

$12

Keys Soulcare

Uzo Aduba Just Revealed She Got Married Last Year

Sound of Metal star Riz Ahmed is a married man! We don’t know when the Hollywood heartthrob tied the knot, but his secret wedding was held “recently.” In an interview on the Grounded podcast January 11, Ahmed casually mentioned his wife, despite zero reports that the actor was anything but single. 

Per Us Weekly, host Louis Theroux quickly asked how long Ahmed has been married. “Not very long, actually,” Ahmed replied. “It’s the first time I’ve ever mentioned it in an interview. So, congratulations on this incredibly exciting scoop.” The actor did not disclose his wife’s name, presumably for privacy reasons. 

However, he appeared on The Tonight Show on January 13 and gave more details. He told host Jimmy Fallon that he married author Fatima Farheen Mirz, and the wedding was “super intimate.” Watch the full interview here. 

Here’s Reportedly Why Kim Kardashian Covered Her Face at the 2021 Met Gala

We have some rumored inspiration info on Kim Kardashian’s jaw-dropping Met gala look. ICYMI, Kardashian showed up to the 2021 Met gala in a Balenciaga ensemble covering every inch of her body—including her face. And this may be the reason why.

A source told Page Six Kardashian wanted to make a “new subculture and fashion statement” with her outfit, and that her (reportedly) estranged husband Kanye West was part of the inspiration. 

“There’s no logo, no face, but everyone knows it’s her,” the source said. “Kanye gave her the courage to push creativity and people’s imagination through art. It’s the ultimate confidence.”

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The look’s silhouette is reminiscent of the wedding gown and veil Kardashian wore to promote West’s new album Donda at an August 26 listening party. The recreation of their 2014 wedding sparked major reconciliation rumors. 

It looks like Kardashian may have been teasing this incognito look for a few days now. She posted photos of herself in a separate face-covering outfit to Instagram on September 12.

The 2021 Met gala is one of the first major events Kim Kardashian has attended since her breakup from Kanye West became public. She hasn’t given any interviews about what happened, but she talked about the split on the final season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians

“He deserves someone that can go support his every move and go follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming,” she said in an episode, wiping her tears. “I can’t do that…. I feel like a fucking failure that it’s, like, a third fucking marriage. I feel like a fucking loser. But I can’t even think about that. I want to be happy.” 

So, will this be the last face-covering outfit Kardashian wears? Or have we kicked off a new era? Only time will tell.

Rihanna Paired a Black T-Shirt With a Sheer Skirt for the Met Gala After Party

Rihanna made a dramatic entrance at the 2021 Met gala, arriving last on the carpet in a black Balenciaga number. And she continued the drama after the big event, hitting a Met gala after party in a simple black T-shirt paired with a sheer black skirt. Now, this is how you style a T-shirt. Did you expect Rihanna to deliver anything less than perfection? 

Check it out for yourself, below. 

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Rihanna was clearly digging the flapper aesthetic here. Her jewelry choice were very 1920s, as was the sheer black cap she topped the look off with. As for her shoes, she opted for simple black sandals—a smart move, because in New York, September is usually the last month you can wear summery footwear. The cold weather is coming, my friends. 

The Met gala looked a bit different this year. For one, it happened in September, as opposed to its usual first-Monday-in-May time slot. The COVID-19 pandemic postponed the annual gala, which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. There were also strict coronavirus guidelines in place at the party; attendees had to be vaccinated and wear their masks indoors. 

The 2021 Met gala theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which paid tribute to American style. “I’ve been really impressed by American designers’ responses to the social and political climate, particularly around issues of body inclusivity and gender fluidity, and I’m just finding their work very, very self-reflective,” Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in charge of the Costume Institute, told Vogue. “I really do believe that American fashion is undergoing a renaissance. I think young designers in particular are at the vanguard of discussions about diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability and transparency, much more so than their European counterparts, maybe with the exception of the English designers.”

The 43 Freakiest Scary Movies to Watch on Netflix Right Now

We can’t imagine anything scarier than running out of scary movies on Netflix (the horror!). But thankfully, that’s pretty much impossible because the streaming service is stacked with our favorite scary movies to watch, most of which will keep you up at night. Just in time for the spooky season, am I right?

From undeniable ghost story classics like The Conjuring to hidden gems like Gerald’s Game, there’s something for every horror fan here. Many of these films will actually make you feel like you’re in a haunted house—or, at least, never want to visit a rural farmhouse ever again. But don’t worry, the best scary movies on Netflix can’t actually hurt you…we think. 

Here are the best horror movies on Netflix right now. Start streaming and start screaming. And when you’re done, we’ve got recs for even more Halloween movies and TV shows, as well as the scariest movies of all time, you can check out.

Former ‘Weekend Update’ Anchor and Influential Comic Norm Macdonald Has Died

Tributes to Tyson from celebrities soon flooded the internet: 

Double K

The rapper from duo People Under the Stairs passed away at 43 years old. 

Larry King

King passed in late January 2021 at 87 years old; he had been hospitalized with COVID-19 over the holidays. Ora Media, the media company cofounded by King, announced the news on January 23. “For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television, and digital media, Larry’s many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster,” a statement read. 

Journalists in particular took to social media to talk about how King influenced them: 

Cloris Leachman

The Young Frankenstein and Mary Tyler Moore Show actor passed away at 94 years old from natural causes. “There was no one like Cloris,” her manager, Juliet Green, told Page Six. “With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ’till the tears ran down your face. You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do, and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.”

Joanne Rogers

Rogers, a pianist and widow of TV legend Fred Rogers, passed at 92 years old. “Fred Rogers Productions is deeply saddened by the passing of Joanne Rogers,” the organization said in a statement, per People. “The loving partner of Fred Rogers for more than 50 years, she continued their shared commitment to supporting children and families after his death as chair of the board of Fred Rogers Productions.”

Deezer D

Known for playing Malik McGrath on ER, Deezer D passed away January 7 at 55 years old. 

Marion Ramsey 

The actor, famous for her roles on Broadway and the film Police Academy, passed on January 7 at 73 years old. 

Ed Bruce 

On January 8, the country music legend passed away from natural causes. 

John Reilly 

The General Hospital and Beverly Hills, 90210 star died on January 10 at 84 years old. 

Sylvain Sylvain 

The New York Dolls guitarist died at 69 years old. “As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years,” his wife, Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi, wrote in a Facebook post. “Though he fought it valiantly, yesterday he passed away from this disease. While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain.”

Harry Brant

The 24-year-old son of model and actor Stephanie Seymour and magazine publisher Peter Brant passed away at 24 years old from an accidental overdose. “We will forever be saddened that his life was cut short by this devastating disease,” the family said in a statement to The New York Times. “He achieved a lot in his 24 years, but we will never get the chance to see how much more Harry could have done.”

Sonny Fox 

The beloved host of Wonderama, a popular 1960s children’s show, died at 95 from coronavirus complications. “It is with sadness that we share the news of Sonny’s passing in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 24th, of Covid Related Pneumonia,” a statement reads. “We will post more as we learn more of where to send your condolences.”

Song Yoo-jung

The South Korean actor and model died at 26. “Actress Song Yoo-jung has left us,” Sublime Artist Agency wrote in the caption, translated by CNN. “Yoo-jung was a friend who always gave us happiness with a bright smile, and an awesome actress who acted with a passion bigger than anyone.”

Rest in peace to all the celebrities who died in 2021.