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…in your kitchen: From flan to mochi, people love gettin’ jiggly wit it.

…in your closet: Cowgirl couture, featuring lots of fringe. Yeehaw.

…in your parenting chat: Representation on screen and in toy chests.

…in your life plans: Lots of talk about vasectomies. And tying your tubes.

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Next Stop: This week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent two planes carrying about 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. And Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) sent more than 100 migrants by bus to VP Kamala Harris’ residence in DC. The provocative moves were an escalation of a tactic that’s been ongoing for months.

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Since April, Republican governors in border states have sent migrants to sanctuary cities — and on their constituents’ tabs. See: Abbott, who spent $12 million to bus more than 10,000 migrants to NYC, Chicago, and DC. And Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who has reportedly spent $4 million to send more than 1,800 migrants to the nation’s capital. Now, DeSantis has gotten in on the action, too. The governors are stirring the pot over President Biden’s immigration and border policies. Think: Once again accepting asylum seekers into the US while they go through immigration court proceedings (which were put on pause during the pandemic).

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The governors say the influx of migrants has created an unfair burden on already “overwhelmed border communities.” So they’re shifting it to sanctuary cities. But officials in those places have called it “inhumane” and a “cruel ruse” — and say migrants, including families and children, were misled in some instances. They are often dropped off with no notice. And volunteers and community groups have had to scramble to provide everything from shelter and food to medical care. That, according to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), has created a “growing humanitarian crisis” and is why she has declared a public emergency in DC. Now, other sanctuary cities (see: Seattle, Philadelphia) are apparently preparing to receive buses of migrants on short notice — as they expect the pressure campaign may grow. Meanwhile, the WH is imploring states to stop “meddling” and using migrants as a “political tool.” But officials on both sides of the aisle have called on the Biden admin to do more. Important to note: A record number of people have been apprehended crossing the US-Mexico border this year. And a record number have died on the way, according to the gov.


The US has an immigration crisis — and Americans are divided about how to fix it. But it still unfolds each and every day, even when headlines aren’t made. And it comes at a steep cost.


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In case you missed it, this week we’ve been celebrating fashion week. Well — our Relatable Fashion Week, presented by QVC. And from dresses for every occasion to work totes to comfy options if you’re growing a tiny human inside of you, we’ve got you covered (literally). Check out: 

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Ah, September. A month with warm days, cool nights, and…asthma flare-ups? That’s right. The third week of September is actually known as Asthma Peak Week. Because it’s when high pollen levels tend to cause more exacerbations and asthma-related hospital and emergency room visits. (Looking at you, ragweed.)

The good news: This article is full of tips and tricks that can help you prevent flare-ups — straight from the former president of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society. If you or anyone you know has asthma, you don’t wanna miss it. Read up.

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Like ours, your work and personal calendars are probably hectic. So here are some events you should know about...

Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day — aka when nearly 1,000 museums, zoos, and cultural centers across the country open their doors for free. Sounds like a brushstroke of genius.

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Expect presidents, PMs, and all the pomp and circumstance.

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Tell everyone you know: It’s National Voter Registration Day. To learn more about how to make your vote count, click here.

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