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Shopgirl: Great films available at the Morris

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Did you know about all of the great film-screening opportunities at the Morris Museum of Art? Earlier this month, the Films on Friday series showed Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, followed by discussion.

There’s a screening of The Winding Stream: Carters, the Cashes and the Course of Country Music on April 1, and a Q&A with the filmmaker afterward. On April 4, Gunga Din will be shown and discussed afterward.

All of these are free, and the Films on Friday are designed to be over a brown bag lunch. Go to www.the
morris.org for details.

WHAT’S NEW

Well, this is a new take on the world of social media – a new app is gaining speed as the social network that keeps you isolated from people you don’t want to be around in the real world.

Cloak uses location information from Foursquare and Instagram to keep track of people you know and where they last checked in. You can make a list of people you want to avoid and set a radius (from one block to 2 miles) for the app to scan. It sets off an alert if they get within the radius.

Of course, I guess you could use this to keep track of people you want to find, too. A good lesson when it comes to enabling location information on our phones – my policy is if you want to know where I am, ask me.

WHAT’S AFFORDABLE

There are some beauty items I don’t hesitate to splurge on, such as lipstick or conditioner. But I have a few drugstore cheats that I swear by, and you might want to give them a try.

E.l.f. cosmetics has an eyebrow kit that is just as good as Benefit’s, and one-tenth the price ($3!). It’s a duo compact with a darker wax/gel on one side and a lighter powder to fill out your brows. It also comes with a dual-ended brush that does a fab job.

Another favorite is Garnier Fructis Morrocan Sleek Oil – compare it to Josie Maran’s famous argan oil line. I rarely use it on my hair, but it’s the best darn moisturizer around, especially during the summer.


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