Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
All the gift givers in your family have learned the hard way that it's best to ask you what you want, instead of opting for what they think you'd want. (Finally, right?) This means paradise: Instead of spending your entire winter break in the return lines, you can enjoy the rest of your vacation. Despite this, knowing what you want is easier said than done.
This year, think forward with comfort in mind, and ask for gifts that will last but also make major statements at school. From oh-so-luxurious pajamas to sunglasses that are worth more than a one-unit Psych class, we've lined up the ultimate gifts for the last-minute shoppers in your life.
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