Bustle Newsletter: July 21, 2022

On whether our penchant for self-care is making us more lonely, the arrival of the corset swimsuit, and more.

by Stephanie Talmadge
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: Selena Gomez is seen on July 12, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by MEGA/...
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Is Self-Care Making Us Lonely?

“Self-care” can mean a lot of things these days — meditating, exercising, treating yourself to a bath bomb and a long, luxurious soak, watching cringey reality TV, or “going ghost” — aka ignoring your phone in lieu of some extra alone time. Especially now, in the wake of the pandemic, we’re all frankly a lot more used to spending time solo than we were a few years ago, potentially even to a debilitating degree. Have we become Generation Lonely in pursuit of being emotionally healthy people with strong boundaries? Read More

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The 4 Zodiac Signs That Will Be Your Ride Or Die*

*Or the most frustratingly stubborn person in your life. Or both! In any case, these signs are loyal to a fault, largely even-keeled, and incredibly devoted, making them excellent bestie material. Read More

The Best Dating App For Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

That is, assuming that “none” isn’t an option. (I kid, I kid… mostly.) Before you embark on your next “download, delete, and repeat” cycle with your go-to dating app, maybe consider switching things up. Read More

Must Reads

“Bridgerton Boob” Takes The Beach, Thanks To The Corset Swimsuit Trend

This just in: corsets are now appropriate (and encouraged) for underwear, outerwear, and swimwear. No fainting required. But seriously, these suits possess all the sultry boob-forward energy of this summer’s other big swim trend, while offering a tad more coverage. Read More

How To Nail The Perfect Sleek Bun, Courtesy Of Selena Gomez

Style-wise, Gomez has been knocking it out of the park lately, both on screen and IRL. Her latest TikTok is here to remind you that she’s quite the beauty aficionado as well, revealing the technique behind her signature off-duty-model sleek bun ‘do, which blessedly only requires two products. That’s great and all, but what I really need her to do is open a Depop store for Mabel’s Only Murders outfits. Read More


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