Beyoncé's road to pop culture royalty
Beyoncé is officially the most decorated artist in Grammy history. At the 2023 ceremony she took home four awards—Best R&B song for 'Cuff It,' Best Dance/Electronic Recording for 'Break My Soul,' Best Traditional R&B Performance for 'Plastic Off the Sofa,' and Best Dance/Electronic Album for 'Renaissance'—bumping up her previous 28, which broke the record for the most Grammys won by any female artist, as well as any singer ever, to an all-time record-breaking 32. She was nominated for nine Grammys total for her explosive 2022 album 'Renaissance,' which also brought her up to 88 nominations total, tying her with her husband Jay-Z for the most Grammy nominations of all time. In her emotional speech for her historic win, Beyoncé thanked her family, including her late Uncle Johnny, as well as "the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre." Beyoncé is likely the most well-known singer in the world, and she's one of the few stars who has achieved such a legacy through an almost unbelievably clean, uphill trajectory. It seems with each project or performance she outdoes herself, and at this point she really is her only competition at the top. To celebrate her ongoing success and get excited for the tour, why not read some interesting facts about Beyoncé's story so far? From her style inspiration to her favorite film, once you're done here you may as well be a part of the Beyhive (if you aren't already).
Things we should stop feeling embarrassed about
Shame and embarrassment can hinder people from experiencing some of the greatest happinesses that life can offer, and all because we’re scared of what other people will think. To make matters worse, the things we’re embarrassed about are often founded upon flimsy, made-up social norms that force us to tone our humanity down. Fear of embarrassment is extremely time-consuming as well, and hurts our self-confidence, which is essential in our personal, professional, and spiritual lives. So, how can we counter it? Well, unfortunately, practice makes perfect. Embrace the things that might have made you sweat nervously before so that you can stop letting them control you today! You’ll soon find that life continues on after these experiences, and other people’s opinions will matter less. Hopefully you also help set an example for others. Click through and see all the things we should stop feeling embarrassed about.
The Living Room Trends That Will Be Huge in 2023
Will 2023 be the year of daybeds? As 2022 comes to a close (we know, we can't believe it either), we're already looking ahead at what's next for the design world. And, as one of the central gathering spaces in any house, the living room is at the heart of our focus. 2022 proved to be the year of bold wallpaper, warm woods, and a resurgence of antiques—all of which are still going strong. But what's on the other side of the calendar? Well, we spoke with designers and pored over recent projects to get a sense of what we'll be seeing more of in the year to come. The good news? The prognosis is great, with warmth, style, and details galore. Read on to learn what to expect. (Want more trends? Here's what we foresee for colors, kitchens, kitchen cabinets, and more).