A Bunch Of Prime Day Deals On Fashion Face Masks, Found

When Amazon Prime Day landed last summer, a rhinestone face mask wasn’t even the faint shadow of a mark on our virtual deal-hunting list. That’s the incredible thing about humans: when life gives us viral lemons, we make artisanal face masks complete with bows, embroidery, and a red-gingham print so juicy you’ll be tempted to throw a picnic on your face (keep it six feet, please). Fast forward to Prime Day 2020, taking place on October 13 through October 14, and you’ll find no shortage of on-sale fashiony masks to dazzle your eyeballs and your wallet.

 

So, what to scoop with this newfound influx of facial coverings? First, understand what kind of protection various masks and face coverings can offer. Will a silk mask be better for your skin? What are the most breathable masks for running? Know your longtime needs, discover new ones, and trust that we’ve got you

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Why Republican women face a bleaker picture in the battle for representation in Congress

Congress welcomed a record number of women in 2018 — 102 in the House and 25 in the Senate, with the 116th class becoming the most diverse group of lawmakers in U.S. history. But the new high could only be attributed to successes in the Democratic Party, including a number of historic firsts for Democratic women of color.

For Republican women, the outcome was dismal. The GOP entered 2019 with eight female senators — an improvement, but far short of the 17 on the Democratic side. And in the House, out of 197 Republicans, a mere 13 were women, compared to 23 during the last cycle.

PHOTO: Female lawmakers cheer during President Trump's State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol, Feb. 5, 2019.

Female lawmakers cheer during President Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives in the Capitol, Feb. 5, 2019.

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Kyle Rittenhouse, accused in Kenosha shootings, will not face gun charges in Lake County over AR-15-style rifle, prosecutors say

Kyle Rittenhouse will not face gun charges in Lake County related to the AR-15-style weapon he is charged with using to kill two men and wound a third during violent protests in Kenosha in August, prosecutors announced Tuesday.



Mike Nerheim wearing a suit and tie: Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim speaks to the media outside of the Lake County Courthouse on Sept. 25, 2020 in Waukegan.


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Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim speaks to the media outside of the Lake County Courthouse on Sept. 25, 2020 in Waukegan.

An Antioch police investigation found that the Smith & Wesson .223 caliber rifle “was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin” and turned up no evidence the 17-year-old “physically possessed” the weapon in Illinois, according to a news release from the office of Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim. The news release does not reveal who is believed to have bought or held the gun before the shooting.

The Antioch teen, however, still faces a gun charge in Wisconsin, as Kenosha County prosecutors

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Mary J. Blige on barriers Black women face in breast cancer awareness

Nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is using her powerful voice to bring attention to the barriers Black women face when it comes to breast cancer screenings — according to the CDC, breast cancer has a 40% higher mortality rate among Black women than White women.. 

Teaming up with the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Blige took part in a PSA where she recounted her own personal experience with breast cancer in an effort to try and inspire Black women to be proactive when it comes to their health.

“I lost my aunt to breast cancer. And that has crossed my mind a bit when I’ve gone in for my annual appointments,” she says in the video. “However, I haven’t let that stop me from being sure about my health and I don’t think anyone else should either. Black women are often very private. We don’t want people knowing our business.

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Why Black women face disproportionate rates of breast cancer

This story originally ran on Today.com.

The day before she turned 30 and had planned to leave for a celebratory vacation, Sharonda Vincent felt a lump on her left breast while in the shower. She scheduled a last-minute appointment with a doctor at Planned Parenthood, who told her to enjoy her trip because she doubted it was cancerous.

After Vincent returned home to Philadelphia, the mother of one decided to see her primary care provider, just in case. This led to a series of tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. In the summer of 2005, she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer.

“I was numb, hurt, confused, upset, questioning God,” she told TODAY. “It was a complete shock.”

Vincent, now 45, has been cancer-free for 15 years, thanks to the surgery, chemo and radiation she underwent that summer. She’s among the millions of Black women who’ve survived breast

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Why Black women face high rates of breast cancer

This story originally ran on Today.com.

The day before she turned 30 and had planned to leave for a celebratory vacation, Sharonda Vincent felt a lump on her left breast while in the shower. She scheduled a last-minute appointment with a doctor at Planned Parenthood, who told her to enjoy her trip because she doubted it was cancerous.

After Vincent returned home to Philadelphia, the mother of one decided to see her primary care provider, just in case. This led to a series of tests, including a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy. In the summer of 2005, she was diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer.

“I was numb, hurt, confused, upset, questioning God,” she told TODAY. “It was a complete shock.”

Vincent, now 45, has been cancer-free for 15 years, thanks to the surgery, chemo and radiation she underwent that summer. She’s among the millions of Black women who’ve survived breast

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The Best Prime Day Deals on Kids Face Masks & Accessories

Now that face masks have become a part of your child’s everyday life, it’s always smart to have a few extra on hand. Face masks get dirty, they get lost, and they break down. The disposable ones should only really be worn once, and while the cloth ones can last a certain amount of washes, they’re not indestructible. So yes, extras, please!

But here’s the thing: Constantly adding new face masks to your cart adds up, money-wise (not to mention the kids face mask straps and lanyards that you may be adding on!). They’re a new expense that you didn’t even have to think about last year. Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, we found some deals on kids face masks and accessories, like those lanyards, that will help you save a few bucks. And we’re guessing face masks will likely be even more discounted on Amazon Prime Day, which is

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PrettyLittleThing’s new bodycon dress, with attached face mask, sells out after English model wears it

Well, if it encourages people to wear masks, why not?

PrettyLittleThing, an online retailer based in Manchester, England, has debuted a new figure-hugging bodycon dress which comes complete with an attached face covering — and it’s already sold out online.

Sales of the long-sleeve dress — the top of which closely resembles a turtleneck with ear straps — were reportedly spurred after English model Lottie Moss, the half-sister of supermodel Kate Moss, was spotted wearing the frock in London, The New York Post reports.

The item has since been restocked at PrettyLittleThing, although the site now notes that it’s again “selling out” as of Wednesday morning.

BIKINI MODEL PRAISES PRETTYLITTLETHING FOR NOT AIRBRUSHING BIRTHMARK FROM PIC

“This dress is perfect for those nights with the dolls,” reads a description of the item. “Featuring a black jersey material with long sleeves, a figure-hugging fit and a mask detail. Style this with

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American Sofia Kenin to face teenager Iga Swiatek in French Open women’s final

Kenin will carry a 16-1 mark in Grand Slam action this season into Saturday’s championship match against Iga Swiatek of Poland.

“I’m going to be, like, an underdog,” said Swiatek, who is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title. She’d never been past the fourth round at a Slam. And she’s been as dominant as can be so far at the French Open.

Swiatek became the lowest-ranked women’s finalist at Roland Garros since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, advancing with her latest lopsided win, this one 6-2, 6-1 against Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.

“It seems unreal. On one hand, I know that I can play great tennis. On the other hand, it’s kind of surprising for me. I never would have thought that I’m going to be in the final. It’s crazy,” Swiatek said. “I just kept believing in myself. It’s amazing for me.”

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Kenin, 21, will face unseeded Swiatek, 19, in French final



a man holding a racket on a court: Poland's Iga Swiatek screams after scoring a point against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


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Poland’s Iga Swiatek screams after scoring a point against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros – and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, 6-0 last month.



a woman holding a racket on a court: Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the last game of the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)


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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the last game of the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Iga Swiatek is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title of any sort.

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