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With new bike lanes and Capital Bikeshare stations constantly cropping up across town, D.C. is garnering a well-earned rep as a cycle-friendly city. Luckily, accessory companies are starting to cater to more fashion-conscious cyclists — not just the gearheads and die-hard commuters. Even when form has to follow function, you can still end up with some really gorgeous creations. We're talking handcrafted classic baskets, innovative storage ideas, and retro-chic add-ons. And if you're going to end up with helmet hair, the culprit might as well be an awesome-looking helmet, right? We’ve gathered up a handful of amazing biking essentials and classic extras to equip the chic cyclist. Pedal on!
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read