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When you’re in college, you can’t turn a corner without someone talking about internships.

And it’s for good reason: Internships are a great way for students to gain hands-on, practical skills in their field of study.

In the competitive world of internship programs, having experience in your chosen field can give you an advantage over other applicants.

But if you don’t have experience, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. It just means you may have to work a little harder.

Use this roadmap to land an internship when you’re a little thin on experience but filled with ambition.

Step One: Landing an Interview

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The most challenging part of snagging an internship is getting your foot in the door.

Write Your Resume

Resumes might be a drag to write, but you’ll almost certainly go unnoticed without one.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a lot of job experience to add to your resume. There are other ways to punch it up.

Make sure your resume is customized to the internship you are applying to,” advises Holly Harper, professional resume editor at Resume Rescue. “Highlight any courses, projects or student organizations that align with aspects of the position.”

“Try to figure out what the employer’s work culture is like and mention relevant interests,” recommends Bart Turczynski, career expert and editor at career advice website Uptowork.

“Just remember to always provide the prospective employer with details,” he adds. For example, he says, blogging can be a “mere hobby,” or it can show an understanding of the basics of HTML, WordPress and social media.

Write Your Cover Letter

Next, it’s time to write a captivating cover letter.

“Make your cover letter shine! This is a chance to display your emotional intelligence, which is what employers are after if someone has no on-the-job experience,” Harper says. “Make the cover letter all about ways you can add value to the company and why you want to help this company via the internship.”

Apply Everywhere

Take your newly minted resume and cover letter and apply for an internship at any company that’s even remotely in the ballpark of your field of study.

“Send out loads of applications,” says Valerie Streif, senior advisor with career services company Mentat. “If you don’t have experience, you can’t be selective.”

“Find as many opportunities as you can that somehow relate to your field of study or interest, and apply, apply, apply!” she adds.

Ask for a Signal Boost

Don’t be shy about asking people to spread the word that you’re looking for an internship.

“Ask friends, parents’ friends, other connections for a good word,” says Streif. “If they know about opportunities or are connected to people who will give you a chance, this is a great way to get your foot in the door. It’s also an excellent way to start networking and get in the habit of reaching out to people to find positions.”

Polish Your Elevator Pitch

You never know when opportunity will strike, so be ready to explain your internship goals anywhere, anytime.

Your elevator pitch should consist of what you’ve done, what you’re doing now, and where you want to be in  five to 10 years,” says Jason Patel, the founder of college prep company Transizion. He recommends having a quick elevator pitch of 15 to 25 seconds for informal meetups, as well as a two-minute pitch for internship interviews.

Step Two: Preparing for the Interview

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Once you’ve landed the interview, now it’s time to prepare for it.

Do a Dry Run

Before your interview, it’s a good idea to rehearse it a few times. But the goal isn’t to memorize possible answers ahead of time.

A rehearsal gives you an idea of how you present yourself to hiring managers and provides an opportunity to polish up your interviewing skills.

“Sit down with a friend, and in totally informal conversation, talk about your experiences in the classroom, in life or working side jobs,” says Patel, adding that you should record this conversation on your phone.

Afterward, listen to your conversation and draw important details from it. Is there a common theme? Did you mention something that you forgot to put on your resume?”

Do Your Research

One of the worst mistakes applicants can make is to show up for an interview uninformed about the company.

I am amazed at the number of people applying for internships who have never even Googled  the company they’re interviewing at,” says Harper. “If I know someone hasn’t done research, I immediately know that I won’t hire them no matter how solid their resume is.”

Spend some time researching the company to glean all you can about its history, culture and mission.

[B]asically just stalk the heck out of them before the interview. It will show you are prepared and motivated,” Harper notes.

Scope Out LinkedIn

Most hiring managers will check out your LinkedIn profile before an interview, and it’s completely fair for you to peep theirs.

“Review the LinkedIn profile of the person interviewing you, and be able to give them a compliment on their previous work or articles published,” says Kerry Wekelo, managing director of human resources and operations at Actualize Consulting.

“Another option is to ask a question about their background,” she adds. “For example, ‘I see you have worked at Actualize Consulting for close to 13 years… [C]an you tell me what your experience has been and why you have stayed with the firm so long?’”

Step Three: Acing the Interview

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Interviews make almost everybody nervous. Here are some tips to help you get past your jitters and put your best foot forward.

Fake It ’Til You Make It

Don’t let a lack of job experience shake your confidence.

Kim Grotto, owner of Grotto Marketing, has hired several college-age interns and college graduates with limited experience.

The number one quality I look for in an intern is that they are not afraid to try,” says Grotto. “Someone who is motivated and pushes through their fear to take action is someone I know I can teach and launch into a position that will be beneficial to both my business and their career.”

Let Your Personality Shine Through

No one likes talking to someone who gives monotone, wooden responses, so don’t be afraid to loosen up (a little).

“Focus on having a conversation rather than simply answering questions” says Grotto. “The more you understand — and can demonstrate your understanding — that life is about relationships rather than transactions, the more successful you will be.”

Arm Yourself With Examples of Your Achievements

Interviewers want to know about what you’ve done and what you’re capable of, so tell them. It’s not bragging; it simply helps them understand why you’re the perfect internship candidate.

Be able to give concrete examples of your school and work experience by providing examples of challenges you faced,” says Wekelo, adding that you should also be able to explain how you overcame challenges and what you learned from them. “We want to know you can handle all types of scenarios.”

Step Four: Following Up After the Interview

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Once the interview is over, take a few minutes to review what went well and what you could improve for future interviews.

You’ve got one more thing left to do until you can kick back and wait for a phone call from the hiring manager.

Send your interviewer a thank you note. It’s an important last step that just might seal the deal.

A Final Note

Internships aren’t mandatory to prepare you for your career path, so if you have trouble finding one or decide interning isn’t for you, check out these 5 productive routes to take instead.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her college internship was a blast but had exactly nothing to do with the career she ended up in.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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At Marie Claire HQ, we’re kicking off 2018 in hugely exciting fashion by launching our first ever athleisure range – meet Marie Claire Sport.

Tapping into our stylist’s inimitable fashion expertise and our Editor-in-Chief’s unique understanding of what women really want to work out in, we’ve created 19 scientifically crafted pieces that fit, flatter and, thanks to the technological fabric, help you to get the most out of your workout.

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Books coming out this week: “Red Clocks,” “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more

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Books coming out this week: “Red Clocks,” “So You Want to Talk About Race,” and more

“It’s not a day off. It’s a day on.” Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I think of those words that my elementary school teachers used to say before we packed up our backpacks for the three-day weekend. They urged us to remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic contributions to the Civil Rights Movement, honor his legacy by giving back, and reflect on his life as a leader.

Years later, that sentiment still rings true. In fact, it’s a call to action that’s more important than ever. Sure, we can take a day off from work or school. But with everything going on in the world right now, there’s no rest from fighting the good fight for justice and equality. So, how can you do that today, this week, and every day? We often turn to books to reflect, educate ourselves, and help us make sense of the world.

Fittingly, the books coming out this week are full of reflection on important topics like race, tolerance, women’s rights, and mental health, to name a few. Here are 14 books coming out this week that you don’t want to miss!

1. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas, out January 16th

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In a world where abortion is illegal, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and every embryo has the right to life, liberty, and property, what exactly is a woman for? That’s the question that Red Clocks, a feminist dystopian novel, asks. It tells the stories of five women in a distant future that, the more you read, might not feel as far off as you think.

2. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, out January 16th

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Ijeoma Oluo’s book of essays answers the questions about race that many don’t dare ask. Each chapter tackles a different one, with chapter titles including “What is cultural appropriation?” and “I just got called racist, what do I do now?” So You Want to Talk About Race offers a straightforward, accessible, and empowering discussion about race. Everybody needs to read this book.

3. Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee, out January 16th

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What do you do when you want to help somebody, but it’s never enough? Mira T. Lee’s novel about two sisters takes a unique approach to talking about and portraying mental illness. Everything Here is Beautiful explores what it’s like to love someone who is mentally ill and struggling to find a diagnosis. It’s a truly stunning and emotional debut. More books about mental health, please.

4. I Know My Name by C.J. Cooke, out January 16th

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We never tire of reading psychological thrillers, and C.J. Cooke’s I Know My Name is next on our list. It’s about a woman who wakes up shipwrecked on an island in Greece without a clue as to how she got there. The only thing she remembers? Her name. It’s a layered story that you won’t soon forget.

5. When They Call You a Terrorist by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, out January 16th

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This is one of the most important books coming out this week, this month, this year, this decade, and this century. Patrisse Khan-Cullors is one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. And When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir tells the story of her life and experiences, both leading up to and after, the movement.

6. The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories by Denis Johnson, out January 16th

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Denis Johnson passed away in May of 2017. His final collection of short stories, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories, will be published posthumously. Many of the characters in his five stories are dangerously close to death themselves. “It’s plain to you that at the time I write this, I’m not dead,” Johnson wrote at the end of “Triumph.” “But maybe by the time you read it.” Chills.

7. DIY Rules for a WTF World by Krista Suh, our January 16th

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Raise your hand if you took to the streets for the Women’s March in January of last year. Now, raise your hand if you did so wearing a pink pussyhat. Well, you have Krista Suh to thank for that. The creator of the Pussyhat Project’s book, DIY Rules for a WTF World: How to Speak Up, Get Creative, and Change the World will inspire you to affect change from the ground up. It’s the perfect way to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March and renew your commitment to the fight for women’s rights in 2018.

8. Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, out January 16th

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Samira Ahmed’s debut, Love, Hate & Other Filters, balances a sweet YA romance with heavier topics like racism. It tells the story of Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenager torn between the life she wants and the life her traditional parents want for her. Maya faces Islamophobia, hate crimes, and fear — all while just trying to figure out where she fits in the world. It’s an extremely captivating and timely debut.

9. Stalking God by Anjali Kumar, out January 16th

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What is the meaning of life? What happens when you die? Is God real? These are the kinds of questions that Anjali Kumar set out to answer after her daughter was born. In Stalking God: My Unorthodox Search for Something to Believe In, she tries everything from meditation to speaking with a medium. It’s a moving account of her quest to find enlightenment in one form or another.

10. How to Be Single and Happy by Jennifer L. Taitz, out January 16th

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These days, it seems like every single one of your Facebook friends is engaged, married, or starting a family. If you’re still single, sometimes it can feel isolating or disappointing that you haven’t found “the one” yet. If you identify with that, pick up How to Be Single and Happy: Science-Based Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity While Looking for a Soul Mate. Make no mistake: Jennifer L. Taitz’s book is not a pity party for single girls. It’s an empowering guide to taking control of your single status while you look (or don’t look!) for a partner.

11. The Girl on the Velvet Swing by Simon Baatz, out January 16th

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In 1901, at age 16, Evelyn Nesbit was raped by Stanford White. She was a chorus girl and he was a famous architect. Years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the man she would one day marry. To get revenge, Thaw publicly shot White at Madison Square Garden. The Girl on the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century tells the true story of the murder case and the struggles that Nesbit and Thaw faced in the years after.

12. Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson, out January 16th

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Speaking of true crime, don’t miss Truly Devious. Yep, there’s not one but books coming out this week with a true crime theme. It’s the first book in a new YA series about Stevie Bell, a young detective and true crime lover. When she starts at Ellingham Academy, a prestigious boarding school in New England, she makes it her mission to solve the old case of the founder’s missing wife and daughter. As Stevie digs in, twists and turns abound. We won’t spoil anything, but we will say that a huge cliffhanger sets the stage for the next book in the series.

13. Find Your Goddess by Skye Alexander, out January 16th

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2018 is your year. (You got this!) But any time you need a little inspiration or reminder, pick up Find Your Goddess: How to Manifest the Power and Wisdom of the Ancient Goddesses in Your Everyday Life. You’ll learn about goddesses like Aphrodite and Kuan Yin, and be inspired to channel their virtues to help you live your best life.

14. The Winter in Anna by Reed Karaim, out January 17th

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The Winter in Anna is one of those books that starts at the end — with Eric reading an obituary about Anna, a former love. From there, we travel backward to learn about their short but meaningful time together and the lasting impact Anna had on Eric’s life. It’s a beautifully written love story that will leave you reflecting on those who briefly but deeply impacted your own life.

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CELEBRITY Big Brother viewers were left reaching for the sick bucket after last night’s toe-curling viewing saw Amanda Barrie clip Wayne Sleep’s toenails.

The “stomach-churning” moment happened as the Coronation Street legend was in charge of giving the dancer a bath.

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Scenes also saw Amanda sponge down Wayne’s armpits, before moving on to the dreaded pedicure.

Moaning that it was viewing they wish they could ‘unsee’, viewers quickly flocked to Twitter to express their disgust.

“Oh my god. Oh my god 🙈. I cannot deal with Amanda Barrie bathing Wayne and clipping his flipping toe nails ffs!! 😂 #CBB,” griped one fan.

Another bemoaned: “watching amanda cutting waynes toenails has ruined my day #cbb.”

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“‘Year of the woman’ Ann on her knees and Amanda clipping a gents toenails after bathing him…#cbbmy day #cbb,” a third viewer remarked.

The nauseating scenes came just a day after Andrew Brady sucked on Rachel Johnson’s toes while giving her a foot massage.

The author – who is the sister of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson – lay blindfolded as the Apprentice star rubbed her feet, before taking things to the next level and sticking her toes in his mouth.

Meanwhile, last night’s CBBBOTS revealed that five celebrities will face the public vote for elimination on Friday night.

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Ann Widdecombe, Daniel O’Reilly, John Barnes, Rachel Johnson and Andrew Brady are the five stars nominated for eviction.

Friday will see host Emma Willis reveal, not one, but two celebrities who have been ousted from the famous compound.


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Black Panther and Storm — A History of Their Marriage & Why It’s Important

Black Panther is arriving in theaters next month and there is a lot to learn from T’Challa’s comic book roots. For instance, did you know that at one point he was married to Storm? While their marriage didn’t last long, their union was powerful, for both Wakanda and the alliance it forged between the X-Men and the Avengers.

Let’s take a look at how T’Challa and Ororo first met, how they fell in love, and how T’Challa finally bent the knee to propose. We’ll also look at how this comic book storyline could play into the MCU, if the X-Men and Avengers do finally merge into one cinematic timeline (as a result of Disney buying FOX).

Young Friends



T’Challa and Ororo first met when they were both children. After Ororo’s parents were killed in Cairo, she was left alone to wander the desert. She spent some time as a pickpocket, forced to steal by Achmed El Gibár. Then she left Cairo in search of her mother’s homeland in Kenya. While on her travels, she came across T’Challa –heir to the throne of Wakanda — who was being kidnapped. Using her newly developed weather controlling powers, she rescued him. The pair had an instant chemistry and became friends. Part of this story was featured in a 1980s issue of Marvel Team-up, although it was retconned later in a Storm mini-series.

The Proposal



T’Challa and Storm went their separate ways and both joined The Avengers and the X-Men, respectively. Their busy schedules kept them apart most of the time, until T’Challa decided it was time to get married. In 2006, in Black Panther Volume 4: #14 and #15, T’Challa took a knee and proposed to Storm. Storm lamented her heartbreak of being separated from him as child and then said yes to his proposal.

The Wedding



The wedding of Black Panther and Storm can be read in Black Panther Volume 4: #18. Their wedding took place during the “Civil War Cease Fire Event.” Most of the Avengers and the X-Men showed up at the wedding, even though they were at odds over the Superhuman Registration Act. The Watcher even showed up to witness this historic event. Calling a ceasefire to witness the union of Storm, a powerful mutant, and T’Challa, a powerful Avenger and king, was a profound message of unity during a time of unrest.

The Divorce



Unfortunately, their union was not meant to least. Six years later, in 2012, T’Challa and Storm ended up on opposing sides of the Avengers vs. X-Men event. When the Pheonix Force returned to Earth, it possessed multiple people, including Namor. Namor led his Atlantian people into battle against Wakanda. The fallout from this comic book event series was brutal. Millions of people around the world began exhibiting mutant powers, Cyclops was imprisoned and The Avengers were left scattered, with Captain America left to create a new team. The damage to Wakanda was severe and T’Challa blamed Storm for siding with the X-Men. It was this event that caused him to annul their marriage.

The Future



In the comics, T’Challa and Storm are still divorced. Currently, there are no plans to bring them back together — which is sad — because they were one of Marvel’s strongest couples. However, they could come together in the film universe. Now that Disney owns both and Marvel and FOX, the crossover potentials are endless. While it’s too early to know if the current slate of Avengers will crossover with any of FOX’s current X-Men, it’s possible Black Panther and Storm could have a future. For instance, if the MCU does introduce the X-Men, they could do so via time travel or an alternate timeline, a la J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films.

Would you like to see Storm and T’Challa together in the MCU? Would you keep X-Men: Apocalypse actress Alexandra Shipp in the role or recast?

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BRAND NEW: Sisley is launching a new brand — this time, for hair.
“It’s a rather emotional moment for us to introduce a new brand,” said Philippe d’Ornano, president of Sisley, during a party held in Paris on Monday evening. “The last brand we launched was by my mother and father — Sisley.” That was in 1976.
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In today’s day and age, social media reigns supreme. Nowadays, we communicate through selfies, we slide into DM’s, and we even throw a dog filter on top of our whole lives – and the world doesn’t bat an eyelid. With the likes of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram filling up our time, it’s easy to believe that we’re all connected in one way or another. After all, how else are we supposed to keep track of our favorite celebrities and see how the other half live? By scrolling through our Instagram feeds, we can keep up with the Kardashians, we can be like the Beckhams, we can view the Vergaras (Sofia is of course our favorite), and apparently we can even watch the Windsors! Well, a soon-to-be Windsor. Of course, we’re talking about Meghan Markle, who will this year get hitched to the royal bachelor, Prince Harry. With a new family to impress, we bet the Queen won’t be happy with these deleted Instagram posts of Meghan Markle’s life before her engagement…


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Thanks to social media, us ordinary folk can watch as our favorite celebrities go about their daily lives. We can check out their epic (and expensive) car collection, we can see them at work, we can get a sneak peek into their Hollywood mansions, we can witness their girl gangs in action, and we can even get the scoop on a new celeb couple. The opportunities for social media are endless, and luckily, many of the most famous celebrities are more than happy to update their fans on their activities. With a race to get the most followers – can anyone beat Selena Gomez’s 132 million Instagram followers?! – celebrities post photo after photo and video after video, and we lap it up. Naturally, there are some celebrities who are more popular than others, but right now, we’re totally crushing on Meghan Markle.

In July 2016, the rest of the world went about their business, while the Suits actress, Meghan Markle, was introduced to Prince Harry by a mutual friend. After all, what else does a beautiful actress have to do on a Tuesday morning? After their initial meeting, the pair hit it off (we’d expect nothing less) and started secretly dating away from the public eye. In October that year, rumors began to circulate that the previously eligible bachelor was off the market, and a month later Royal Kensington Palace released an official statement that the duo was a couple. As if that wasn’t enough to make the whole of England and America swoon with excitement, their relationship was taken to the next level when they announced their engagement on November 27, 2017 – and now we eagerly await the royal wedding, and our invitation, which must have been lost in the mail…

However, with a new royal life ahead of her, we bet Meghan is probably regretting these deleted Instagram posts of her life before her engagement.

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The real Meghan Markle

Ever since her first appearance in Suits in 2011, Meghan Markle has been the source of much affection – and it’s not hard to see why. From her impeccable acting talent to her beautiful appearance and her celebrity status, the soon-to-be royal has amassed a whopping 3 million followers on Instagram. In the past, she has shared snippets of her life before her engagement to Prince Harry. Yet, sometimes she’s shared a little bit too much, and we can’t imagine ol’ Queen Liz will be too happy about this…

Staying hydrated

Like most celebrities, Meghan Markle spends most of her free time traveling the world and exploring new and exotic places – not that we’re jealous or anything. However, Meghan has always had an excuse. As the creator of her own blog, The Tig, Meghan used her travel opportunities to update her blog and her followers. During a visit to Greece, Meghan took this hydrating photograph of herself with the ocean in the background. We can’t imagine Meghan will be drinking any more of this stuff when she gets hitched. Tea and crumpets for you, Meg.

Slick selfies

One of the best things we love about celebrities is that we have all have something in common. After all, who DOESN’T love to take a selfie? Just a month before her fairytale meeting with Prince Harry, Meghan posted this slick selfie on her Instagram page, which resulted in a hefty liking spree from her followers. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing any more of these anytime soon, as it’s against the royal rules to take selfies. Apparently, the Queen thinks they’re ‘strange.’ You and us both, Liz.

Sleep tight

During her highest reign of popularity on Suits, Meghan was also reigning supreme on her blog and posted weekly updates on her life, her health, wellbeing, and even fashion and style. It’s no secret that Meghan is a woman of natural style and beauty, but we can’t imagine this look would go down well in Buckingham Palace. In fact, members of the royal family are never seen in casual clothing, as they are expected to be well presented at all times. Even Prince George has to wear tailored trousers around the house!

Tequila time

Thanks to her impressive net worth (allegedly around $ 5 million), Meghan Markle has been able to enjoy the finer things in life and has often taken herself and her friends on beautiful summer holidays to the likes of Ibiza. In August 2016, the Duchess-to-be did just that and spent the evenings on the White Isle drinking Tequila sodas with her best pals and watching the sunset in front of them. However, we reckon Meghan might have to change her tipple of choice, unless the Queen loves a good Tequila Slammer, of course…

A cheeky package

We love nothing more than getting home after a long day, getting into our pajamas, and sitting down to watch a good movie, and it seems Meghan Markle is no different. Nevertheless, it seems our pajamas of choice are a little different. While we get ours from the local Walmart or Target, Meghan seems to get cheeky packages from expensive brands. Somehow, we just can’t imagine this parcel turning up on the doorstep of their newlywed home in Nottingham Cottage.

Sleep Sweet

In an Instagram post in June 2016, Meghan Markle proved that she was not shy in front of the camera. Uploading a beautiful full-face selfie, Meghan showed off her natural glow and her glistening smile – but it seems Meghan will have to learn how to be more reserved as she enters into her new life with Prince Harry. As a rule, the Royal Family have to lead a relatively quiet life, which means she won’t be able to post selfies like this one, or even sign autographs for her fans.

A deleted photo

Although Meghan still has kept most of her Instagram photographs on her account, she did get in hot water when one of her co-stars posted a saucy picture of her…and quickly deleted it. In August 2017, Patrick J. Adams decided to post a throwback photograph of himself with his Suits co-star, Meghan Markle, on his Instagram page. According to the actor, he posted the old photograph of the pair of them on set, before placing his phone on silent and going to bed. However, he did not expect the backlash that ensued…

A quick peck

The photograph in question featured a selfie of both Patrick and Meghan and saw Meghan kissing her co-star on the cheek. On his social media page, Patrick captioned the photograph with the innocent ‘Ross and Rachel – the next generation.’ Unfortunately, fans of Meghan and the Royal Family were not impressed with his choice of photo, or his choice of words. Before too long, online trolls bombarded his post with negative comments and insults, and his post was taken entirely out of context.

An intimate relationship

Fans of Suits will know the intimate relationship Meghan Markle has with her co-star, but they’ll also know that it’s all for the cameras. On the show, Meghan’s character Rachel Zane has a heated relationship with Patrick’s character, Mike Ross – but in reality, they are just friends. As soon as Patrick posted the throwback photo, trolls were quick to believe that Patrick was in competition for her attention. To avoid all of the negative press and to avoid speculation around himself and Meghan, he deleted the photograph.

On vacation

Like the rest of the world, Meghan loves nothing more than unwinding from work, and chilling out with her friends and family – or even embarking on a solo trip to truly take her mind away from the hustle and bustle of set life. In this photo she uploaded to her Instagram page, Meghan made no secret of the fact that she was getting pretty into the vacation way of life. After all, a balanced diet is a glass in each hand! However, it seems these fun trips may be coming to an end as her Duchess duties take over.

Chilling out

Although The Tig is no longer up and running, Meghan Markle used her platform to check out new and exciting places around the world. In her blog, she wrote about travel and other topics and made sure she knew firsthand what she was talking about. For research purposes, of course. In one of the many travel-related posts on her social media pages, Meghan posted this chilled out snapshot of one of her trips. Could this be a honeymoon destination, perhaps?

A dog’s life

If you’ve been following Meghan Markle on Instagram for a while now, you’ll know that she’s a huge dog lover. For many years, Meghan has been the proud owner of two dogs – a Beagle named Guy and a Labrador-Shepherd mix, Bogart – and has posted numerous photos of herself cuddled up on the couch with them in the past. This love of dogs will come in handy when she visits the Corgis at Buckingham Palace! Let’s hope they like her.

Tucking in

As well as updating her fans on her vacation pictures, Meghan also likes to post about food – because really, who doesn’t? Although this looks like a yummy dish, it’s probably not what she’ll be eating for the rest of her life. With weird and wacky culinary rules to abide by, members of the Royal Family are under strict instructions at the dinner table. Noodles and pasta are off the Buckingham Palace menu, and it’s believed that once the Queen has stopped eating, EVERYBODY stops eating. Even if they’re mid crumpet.

Fruity fingers

Throughout her career, Meghan Markle has been known for her sense of humor, and her entertaining personality – and she has loved to show this through her social media pages. In this hilarious post a few years ago, Meghan topped her fingers off with berries and posed for a photograph. Although this was a way to get a few laughs, she might want to adopt this look in the future, if she ever wears dark nail varnish in front of the Queen…because dark varnish is a big no-no in the Windsor household apparently.

Sandy toes

After posting this snapshot of her vacation on Instagram, many people were wondering where she was, and where she was planning to go next. Although she was probably going back to her swanky hotel to get ready for a night of fun and laughter with her friends, there could always be the chance that she was going to have a quick power nap before the night began. Unfortunately, it was probably one of the last naps she had, as going to bed before the Queen is thought to be strictly forbidden…

Vacation envy

Over the course of her Instagram streak, Meghan Markle has made millions of us jealous thanks to her perfect vacation snaps. From the impressive backdrop to the crystal clear water in the background, the drinks on the table, to her outfit, it all looks absolutely magnificent. In the past, Meghan has taken trips by herself, but it seems she won’t be able to continue this after her wedding day, as women are not allowed to travel by themselves. What a shame!

Bedtime antics

Like most of us on social media, we often take photographs of random moments that make us happy. For the most part, we love to share these snapshots with our nearest and dearest, to give them a little insight into our lives, and spread a little joy. It’s believed that Meghan wanted to do the same when she shared this candid photograph on her Instagram page, while she sat in bed in a silky negligee. Unfortunately, we can’t imagine she’ll be posting any more of these photos anytime soon.

The royal treatment

Although many of us dream of marrying into a royal family and becoming a real-life princess, there is so much more to it than simply wearing a tiara and ball gown 24/7, and bossing people around! There are numerous aspects of the royal life that takes a lot of getting used to – but it seems that Meghan Markle is already getting into the spirit of things. In this quirky Instagram post, Meghan showed the world that she is ready to sit in her bedchambers and rule the world!

All black everything

It’s no secret that black is a hugely flattering color, and Meghan is no stranger to wearing black and taking suggestive photographs such as this one. With the high slit and the skimpy shoes, we bet this is the last time Meghan will wear such a dress – but she will definitely wear this color again. In fact, it is a royal requirement for every member of the Royal Family to have a ready-to-wear funeral outfit with them during every trip to prepare them for any sudden deaths. How lovely…

Snapchat filters

Like most people in today’s day and age, Meghan Markle is no stranger to Snapchat. In fact, she has often publicized her Snapchat name on her social media channels and wowed her adoring fans with beautiful filters – including the hugely popular dog filter. Meghan posted this dog selfie a couple of years ago, but we can imagine the Queen has since suggested that she delete the app from her phone. Unless she wants Meghan to snap pictures of her and her Corgis, which we would totally appreciate.

A sultry selfie

If you’ve been on Meghan Markle’s Instagram page recently, you would have noticed this photograph as her profile picture. Compete with a sultry pose, ruffled hair and some pretty white sheets; we can’t imagine that this selfie was not taken in the presence of Prince Harry, the Queen, or any other royal. This photograph has amassed nearly 50,000 likes – but we might not be seeing another photo like this in the future. In fact, we might not even see her Instagram page in the future…

The mirror selfie

Although it’s gone out of fashion slightly, the mirror selfie is still a firm favorite for those who love to take a good selfie, and Meghan has taken a fair few in her lifetime. With a pouty look, some fluffy slippers and a cool-looking apartment in the background, Meghan took the world by storm when she posted this selfie. However, with her wedding date looming ever closer, her time on Instagram may soon be coming to an end.

Always the bridesmaid

We all know the phrase, ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ but it seems Meghan’s bridesmaid days are behind her. Instead of donning a dress similar to this one, we can only imagine Meghan will be wearing a one-of-a-kind gown fit for a Princess for her big day. Although she will adopt a new name and lifestyle, Royal rules may mean that Meghan will lose her social media status forever. Yep, as soon as she marries into the Royal Family, Meghan will divorce her online presence.

Saying goodbye

We may still be graced with her Instagram page (although that isn’t confirmed), Megham will not have control over her own social media pages when she gets hitched. Instead, it will be run by a royal social media manager who will control every post and comment! According to sources close to the family, Meghan will join the likes of Prince Harry and William on the Kensington Royal social media channels. It seems this change is already in action, as Meghan hasn’t posted anything on Instagram since this photograph in April…

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Vile. Racist. Unpresidential. From the Haitian government and African Union to Mexico and the European Union, officials have shared their fury and anguish in protesting Donald Trump’s derogatory, profane and racially-charged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. At home, civil rights leaders, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and a number of other representatives condemned the statement while most politicians were noticeably mute.

His comments were made just days before the celebration of the national holiday that commemorates the contributions of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. to equality, racial healing and advancement to our society.

This latest outburst is a continuation of Trump’s use of incendiary rhetoric, which started with the “Birther” campaign to discredit the presidency of Barack Obama by promoting the false claim that Obama had been born in Kenya and was not a U.S. citizen. Appealing to his growing angry white constituency on the political front, he intensified his sweeping and outlandish statements to denounce Mexico immigrants, characterize African Americans and Latinos in inner cities as “living in Hell,” back supremacist agitators and decry black professional athletes who took a knee against racial injustice. Moreover, The New York Times recently reported that at another closed-door meeting with advisers in June, he asserted that Haitians “all have AIDS” and that Nigerians who visit the U.S. “would never want to go back to their huts” in Africa.

Trump’s diatribes do not represent moments of unconscious bias or instances of being “racially ignorant and racially uninformed” as Isaac Newton Farris, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s nephew told CNN. He engages in this pattern to move forward his policy agenda whether its the Muslim travel ban or repeal of TPS (temporary protected status) as well as directly communicate with his base of diehard supporters – and not with a dog whistle but surround sound.

Years ago, I read a fascinating book, Nixon’s Piano: Presidents and Racial Politics from Washington to Clinton, which took a incisive look at how presidential symbolism and rhetoric – on the campaign trail and in the White House – have been used for political gain at, in many cases, the expense of civil rights. I had our researchers identify other examples related to the modern presidency and conduct unbecoming on race, Consider it our presidential Hall of Shame.

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Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961): The year before the Supreme Court’s historic 1954 decision on Brown v. the Board of Education declaring school segregation unconstitutional, he told Chief Justice Earl Warren at a White House Dinner he understood why white Southerners wanted to make sure “their sweet little girls are not required to sit in school alongside some big black buck.” Citing it as his most distasteful act as president, Eisenhower reluctantly sent federal troops to protect the “Little Rock Nine,” the first black students to desegregate an Arkansas high school.

Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969): Although he worked with Rev. Martin Luther king, Jr. and other civil rights leaders to gain passage of two of the 20th Century’s most, historic and groundbreaking pieces of legislation – the Civil rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 – Johnson was notorious for using the N-Word in White House conversations and to describe prior civil rights bills. According to historians, he lacked decorum even when he made historic appointments such as naming civil rights legend Thurgood Marshall as a justice on the Supreme Court: “When I appoint a n***er to the court, I want everyone to know he’s a n***er.”

Richard Nixon (1969-1974): Known as one of the chief architects of the “Southern Strategy,” the GOP electoral strategy in the 1960s to boost conservative white political support in the South through racially divisive tactics, he often made offensive statements about African Americans and other ethnic groups. As revealed in released White House tapes, Nixon shared his views of African American advancement in 1973, dismissing the outlook from his Secretary of State: “I think he’s right if you’re talking in terms of 500 years. I think it’s wrong if you’re talking in terms of 50 years. What has to happen is they have to be, frankly, inbred.”  in another statement, he said blacks were incapable of running Jamaica: “They won’t be able to for a hundred years, and maybe not for a thousand…do you know, maybe one black country that’s well run.” And his Chief Domestic Advisor John Ehrlichman admitted in a 1994 interview that the administration’s drug offensive was targeted at “the antiwar left and blacks…We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to either be against the war or blacks, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.”

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989): He continually used racially-coded language and imagery throughout his political career to bolster his base and push forward his domestic agenda. For years, he attacked government-financed public assistance programs for the poor. He openly disparaged recipients of such aid by creating the myth of the fraudulent “welfare queen” and a “strapping young buck” buying T-bone steaks with food stamps. In fact, he launched his 1980 presidential bid outside of Philadelphia, Mississippi, site of the much-publicized 1964 murder of three civil rights workers — one black, two white — advocating for “States’ Rights,”  a platform  used by Southern “Dixiecrat” pols to validate eight decades of discriminatory Jim Crow laws.

George H. W. Bush (1989-1993): In his 1988 campaign against Democratic frontrunner Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the Bush campaign ran a series of ads focused on Willie Horton, a black convict who committed violent felonies after being released through that state’s weekend furlough program. Masterminded by campaign manager Lee Atwater, the television spots, which included an image of Horton’s “scouring, angry face” with details on his crimes and another depicting inmates going through a revolving door at a prison that emphasized a menacing black convict, inspired fear-filled white voters to go the polls. Civil rights ads cited the ads as being “racist” at the time.

There are, of course, other examples of past presidential policies and actions that have devastated African Americans such as Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill that inevitably led to mass incarceration of multitudes of African Americans and George W. Bush’s tepid response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Gulf Coast states in 2005.

As the Trump administration continues to unfold its agenda, we will continue to review its place in history, it meaning for people of color – and uncover other moments of shame.

— Additional reporting by Lisa Fraser, Roland Michel, Delicia Paisley-Smith and Tiamari Whitted

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday seemed to back reports of President Trump calling Haiti and African nations “shithole countries” at an immigration meeting last week. Graham, one of a handful of lawmakers present at the controversial meeting, had earlier claimed he’d “said his piece” to the president over certain “comments,” though he stopped short of voicing what the comments were. Asked about denials of the comments by Trump and two other lawmakers, Graham told The Post and Courier, “My memory hasn’t evolved. I know what was said and I know what I said.” Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin also stood by his account of the meeting, saying, “I know what happened. I stand by every word that I said.” Durbin had earlier confirmed reports that Trump used the term “shithole countries,” calling the comments “hate-filled, vile, and racist.” Meanwhile, Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue continue to stand by Trump, saying they “do not recall” the president making “these comments specifically.”

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Monday Meals: Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

The Mediterranean diet is consistently judged to be the healthiest way to eat, for heart health, reducing inflammation and weight loss or maintenance. This way of eating includes plenty of vegetables and fruits, olive oil, fish, whole grains, beans and legumes, seeds and nuts, limited amounts of red meat and the occasional glass of wine. Rather than eliminating significant food groups or relying…

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You better believe when the cameras are on, Tiffany Haddish is making every joke count. One clip was so funny, it’s now landed her a deal with Groupon.

Back in July of 2017, Tiffany appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and detailed a hilarious outing with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. They took a Louisiana swamp tour using a Groupon, and Tiffany’s funny retelling of the situation caused the video to go viral.

Eventually, the clip reached the folks over at Groupon and they loved it so much, they offered Tiffany to be their official spokesperson. Her answer? Check out the video below.


In addition to being the face of Groupon, the company also hooked Tiffany up with an employee app and put some extra cash in her account. According to People, a Super Bowl ad starring Tiffany is also scheduled during the fourth quarter of the game.

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Olympic Champion Simone Biles Says She Was Also Sexually Abused by Team Doctor

In a tweet hashtagged #MeToo, reigning Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse by team doctor Larry Nassar.

“I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused Larry Nassar,” Biles writes.

“There are many reasons that I have been reluctant to share my story, but I know now it is not my fault,” she adds.” I am not afraid to tell my story anymore.”

Biles credits the recent revelations by her friends and teammates including Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols and Aly Raisman with helping her to also speak up. Like those gymnasts, Biles also lays blame with USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, for failing to protect her and others from Nassar’s abuse.

“It is not normal to receive any type of treatment from a trusted team physician and refer to it horrifyingly as the ‘special’ treatment,” Biles writes. “This behavior is completely unacceptable, disgusting, and abuse, especially coming from someone whom I was TOLD to trust.”

According to accounts by more than 100 gymnasts, Nassar, who volunteered as the national team doctor for USA Gymnastics, abused the athletes under the guise of medical treatment for years, including at the national team training camps in Houston, Tex. and at international competitions.

In a lawsuit filed against USA Gymnastics, Maroney says that she was paid by USA Gymnastics to keep the allegations of abuse private. In her suit, Nichols says that the organization delayed reporting Nassar to law enforcement for five weeks.

In response to Nichols’ suit, USA Gymnastics said in a statement that “U.S.A. Gymnastics kept the matter confidential because of the F.B.I.’s directive not to interfere with the investigation. U.S.A. Gymnastics reported Nassar to the F.B.I. in July 2015 and to a different F.B.I. office again in April 2016.”

Nassar pleaded guilty to federal charges of child pornography in December, and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. He pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first degree criminal sexual assault in two Michigan courts; the sentencing hearings are scheduled for this month and many of the athletes who were abused are expected to testify.

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Jackson Elementary School Teachers — and Students — TAKE 5

Whether doing forward lunges down the office hallway or eating a healthy snack, Jackson Elementary School teachers and staff know firsthand the value of taking a moment to focus on their own health and well-being.

That is why the pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade campus administration in Altadena, California, supports the #TeachersTAKE5 digital campaign. The Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools program and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation launched the yearlong project in October to inspire teachers and school employees nationwide to take five minutes a day to do something that makes them feel happy and healthy. Teaching is one of the most stressful occupations in the country, with many teachers choosing to leave the profession within the first five years.

“Health impacts our physical, mental and social well-being, as well as our students and colleagues,” said Patricia Lacey, program coordinator, Healthy Start Family Center, at Jackson Elementary School. “It’s good just to take a break, to destress. This makes us better for ourselves and one another.”

Roberta Tinajero, manager, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, agreed: “Including easy and fun movement breaks helps staff create healthy habits during and after-work hours and model good behavior for students,” she said.

Jackson Elementary takes the campaign a step further by also engaging students in the process. Teachers at the site conduct regular “brain breaks” with their classes by doing short physical activities that boost fitness, mental focus and brain function.

During a recent visit to the school, for example, smiling fifth-graders did stretching exercises in their seats and hand-drummed their desks in unison. In other classes, kindergartners danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and first-graders enthusiastically did the cha-cha to music videos projected on their classroom walls.

“We notice that by doing these kinds of activities, the kids pay more attention in class and aren’t as restless,” said Lacey. “And of course, doing the activities helps teachers and staff, too.”

For more information on the TeachersTAKE5 campaign, please visit TeachersTAKE5.org where participants can access healthy, five-minute activities to do by themselves or with their co-workers.

School staff and teachers can also access employee wellness programs by enrolling in Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program. Enrollment is free and provides educators resources for students and staff, as well as trainings and technical assistance.

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8 Effective Ways to Handle Customer Complaints (And Use Them to Improve Your Business)

Did you hear the one about the business owner who got into a Facebook flame war with an online reviewer? What about this restaurant owner who overreacted to a review, and then wound up firing his entire staff because, according to him, his “account had been hacked.”

While you’re probably not about to launch an all-out verbal assault on your customers, a negative review is enough to put any business owner on edge. A comment in public venues, such as on your website or social media channels can land a real blow to your ego.

However, dealing with customer complaints is about more than damage control. Owners who are able to set their feelings aside and handle issues in a cool and collected manner can earn themselves a customer for life—at least if it’s done right. Here are eight foolproof tips for diffusing the situation and turning a complaint into a compliment!

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Avoid Complaints from the Get-go

Many complaints in the home building business stem from poor communication. Clients have limited knowledge about the construction process to start with, so they often don’t know which questions to ask. Your projects go a lot smoother if you accept this reality instead of viewing it as a continual nuisance. Embrace your role as an educator and expect to lead clients through every step of the process. Help them by asking the right questions—before they become an issue.

Keep Your Cool

However, if you do wind up with an unhappy customer on your hands, your best bet is to keep calm. An angry reaction usually only exacerbates the situation—and makes you look bad in the process. And since so much customer service occurs over social media, you could really damage your reputation if a clumsy response goes viral. (You don’t want to end up as the next entry on a list like this.). When you receive negative feedback, your first response is to do nothing at all, at least not right away. Instead, step back, take a few deep breaths and give yourself a few minutes to process.

Listen and Ask Questions

Even the most bizarre complaints may have a kernel of truth buried in them somewhere. Before responding, it’s important that you know the facts. Ask the customer to clarify or reveal important details that they may have left out of the narrative. For instance, if you have a large stable of subcontractors working for you, figure out who they were working with. Tease out exactly what made the customer angry—unrealistic expectations? Poor communication? Bad workmanship?

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Put Yourself in Their Place

To appease a customer, you have to think like a customer. In the residential contracting business, customers can have some truly epic reactions. But there’s a reason for the emotionality:

  • Clients are on edge the from the word go. Customers go into a renovation expecting a negative experience. Unfortunately, contractors don’t have the best reputation (according to one survey, over 74% of homeowners have had a bad experience with a contractor). With that kind of baggage to deal with, you’ll have to take extra care to re-establish trust with new clients.
  • Customers frequently have a limited understanding about the building process. Homeowners hire contractors for their expertise. That means they either take what you say as gospel, or feel vaguely suspicious throughout the entire process. Give your homeowners some peace of mind by providing professional estimates and showing up to appointments on time.
  • Homes are important. Homeowners have a lot of invested in their homes—both literally and figuratively. Beyond the financial element, homes provide safety and a place to retreat from the outside world. So that gets threatened, the response can be a little on the extreme side.

The more you learn to identify with the homeowner mindset, the better equipped you’ll be to address customer complaints.

Don’t Challenge a Customer’s Complaint

It’s usually not a good idea to dispute a customer complaint, even if you know it’s wrong. The mantra “the customer is always right” extends to complaints aired over social media and other public forums as well. And few and far between are the instances when the court of public opinion has sided with the business owner in an online dispute. So don’t argue or make excuses. You’ll only be hurting yourself.

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Offer a Genuine Apology

Apologies are like a release valve: they take the air out of a high-pressure situation. Apologize freely, but stick to authentic, sympathetic amends. Internet users can sniff out a non-apology faster than you can say “viral,” so avoid phrases like “I’m sorry you felt [blank]” that divert blame from yourself and your business.

Make It Right

Obviously, running a construction business isn’t like managing a restaurant or a retail store. You can’t just offer the customer a gift card or a new product and be done with it. Your approach is going to vary, depending on the issue at hand. Maybe you offer to return to the site and fix the problem to the customer’s satisfaction. Maybe you refund a percentage of the final bill, such as your labor costs, or even give them one on the house. In the long run, it’s better to get out with your reputation intact than pocket a few extra dollars.

Remember, Every Complaint Is an Opportunity in Disguise

Business owners almost never get the chance to interact openly and directly with clients. Skillful complaint management isn’t just a chance to smooth things over and soothe a frustrated client, it’s often a way to cement lifetime loyalty. Surveys show that 70% of customers are willing to work with a business again if you solve an issue to their satisfaction. And for every customer who speaks up with a complaint, there are an average of 26 who say nothing. When you listen to complaints with an open mind and a willingness to improve, you just might learn a few things about your business—and the clients you serve!

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Free state and federal tax filing options for 2018

The IRS Free File program will again offer free tax prep software this year beginning on January 12.

Not familiar with the Free File program? This free program gives about 75% of American taxpayers access to free software or forms so you can get your taxes done for zero dollars!

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There are two routes you can go here through the IRS Free File program when the program opens again this month:

Income below $ 66,000: Free File software available January 12, 2018

  • File your taxes with free, easy to use software
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Making a return again this year is Credit Karma’s free tax return prep software. This service debuted in 2017 and stands out from the IRS Free File offer because this one makes free prep software available to all regardless of income.

In case you’re not familiar with it, Credit Karma is a totally free service that makes money by recommending credit cards and loans that they believe would be suitable for you. It’s a service that’s long been recommended by money expert Clark Howard.

While the company is supporting a dizzying array of tax forms, there are some limitations to the Credit Karma free tax product for the time being.

Among other things, Credit Karma’s software does not support:

  • Part-year state returns
  • Multiple state returns
  • Nonresident state returns
  • Filing state taxes without filing federal taxes
  • Schedule H – Household Employment Taxes
  • Form 1116 – Foreign Tax Credit
  • Form 2555 – Foreign Earned Income
  • Form 8332 – Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent

Click here for a complete list of exclusions.

How does CreditKarma make money?

“Our mission is to make financial progress possible for everyone. By understanding your credit and your taxes, Credit Karma can better assist you with your finances,” CEO Ken Lin writes online.

“We can monitor your finances, help you make good financial decisions and suggest better credit cards, loans and insurance products. If you like a recommendation and get approved for a product through Credit Karma, we usually get paid.”

But note this well: You can’t use CreditKarma if you have a credit freeze in place

If you’ve followed our advice here on Clark.com and frozen your credit, you won’t be able to sign up for a new CreditKarma account to take advantage of their free tax filing offer.

In order to do so, you’ll have to temporarily thaw your credit and then sign up.

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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For whatever reason, any and all holidays are used by the U.S. retail industry as an excuse for markdowns. But that’s not the case in many other countries, and one could argue that it shouldn’t be the case here.

Today is about celebrating a man who drastically moved the human experience towards equality, justice, and compassionate intellect, all while peacefully facing down absurd ignorance and injustice. So it feels more than a little odd to use it to save cash on a shirt, a mattress, or a car.

Today, instead of seeking out another great deal on clothes, maybe consider spending some of your money or time aiding an organization that reflects the altruism of Dr. King.

Because while we as a species seem to have come a long way, we’ve still got quite a ways to go. And today is a perfect opportunity through introspection and service (we here at this tiny website are very much included) to try and get a little bit better.


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Sabyasachi Mukherjee on Working With Louboutin and Growing a Megabrand in India

NEW DELHI, India — Sabyasachi Mukherjee has achieved many milestones over the last decade, but 2017 was exceptional — and he has even more planned for this year.
In addition to global collaborations with brands and retailers including Christian Louboutin, Pottery Barn and Lane Crawford in the last nine months, Sabyasachi launched a jewelry line and broke the mold with a new flagship in New Delhi. The 13,500-square-foot store with 57 chandeliers, 112 carpets and more than 300 pieces of art brought in a series of unique concepts in fashion retail. His Kolkata store was relaunched in November.
The Kolkota-based designer’s shows are studded with Bollywood celebrities who swear by him, yet he inspired regular women to return to a “Sabyasachi style” simplicity, which was almost severe in its approach, with a focus on textiles. “I admire the woman who has the guts to come out without heels, and simply be herself,” he said.
Describing himself simply as a “recluse,” and stating matter-of-factly, “I am first a businessman,” Sabyasachi spoke with WWD about his success, the evolving market and the changing Indian consumer.
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The 6 Destinations Where You’ll Find the Chicest It Girls This Winter

Will you be chained to your desk until spring? You’ve been warned: The following photos will spark more than a little bit of FOMO. While the rest of us are grinding away on the 9-to-5 schedule, It girls like Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert and Danielle Bernstein are enjoying trips to amazing destinations like Switzerland and the Bahamas.

Luckily, their stylish Instagram accounts are veritable travel guides, giving us plenty of vacation itinerary ideas. Thanks to these six ladies, we know the buzziest new museum in Morocco, the most picturesque pool in Utah, the ideal beach swing in Costa Rica, and more. Read on to see which spots made our bucket list.

Italian editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert knows the best place to stay in Switzerland: the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz. Whether it was staying cozy inside the hotel or hitting the slopes, leave it to her to look insanely stylish in freezing temperatures.

Feeling envious yet? Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What found the ultimate place to escape winter: The Cove Eleuthera in the Bahamas. She shared beautiful photos of her impeccable private villa and perfect beachside outfits, but we’re especially jealous of this hammock situation. Can we join next time, Danielle?

Australian model Bree Warren showed off her chic bikini at the exclusive Amangiri resort in Utah, which you may have also spotted on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Instagram. The remote resort is designed to blend in with the surrounding desert landscape and offer first-class hospitality, so it’s definitely on our list of dream destinations.

Chiara Ferragni took her baby bump to the most Instagrammable hotel in all of Morocco: La Mamounia. (Emily Ratajkowski is also a fan.) Between brunching and taking a dip in the hotel’s stunning pool, Ferragni checked out Marrakech’s new Yves Saint Laurent museum. Is that the perfect vacation itinerary or what?

Aerie model Nià lived the #puravida life at the Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo back in November. How cute are her Urban Outfitters top and Zara skirt? We’re officially dying to book a trip to Costa Rica.

Model Jada Sezer spent New Year’s Eve at the posh Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. Fashion girls, listen up: The hotel has teamed up with Vestiaire Collective on the Voyage in Style package—among other perks, the package offers access to a dozen rare fashion items during your stay, including a 1970s Christian Dior minaudière and a limited-edition Hermès Kelly bag. Who could pass that up?

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Monday Meals: Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl

The Mediterranean diet is consistently judged to be the healthiest way to eat, for heart health, reducing inflammation and weight loss or maintenance. This way of eating includes plenty of vegetables and fruits, olive oil, fish, whole grains, beans and legumes, seeds and nuts, limited amounts of red meat and the occasional glass of wine. Rather than eliminating significant food groups or relying on a fad ingredient, the Mediterranean diet is a way of life and a well-rounded approach to feeding yourself.

Grain bowls are a great addition to your meal repertoire and a handy way to clean out your refrigerator. They consist of base of healthy whole grains like quinoa, farro, freekeh, brown rice, wheat berries, or grits topped with veggies, greens, a bit of protein (soft poached egg is a fine choice) and a sauce or dressing. Finish it off with some seed, nuts or crunchy pickled veggies, maybe a sprinkle of herbs or cheese.

This recipe for Mediterranean Chickpea Quinoa Bowl from Eating Well is a great place to start your grain bowl exploration. It is gluten free and vegetarian, while high in fiber and flavor. Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, garlic and feta cheese provide savory balance for the base of mild, nutty quinoa.

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Travel-Trivia

Do you know which Mediterranean island nation is the smallest EU member? Or where in the world you’d find yourself drinking the alcoholic liquor Gammel Dansk at breakfast? Test your knowledge of travel trivia with February’s edition of our monthly quiz. Give it a go and share your results on Twitter or Facebook!

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Desperate for more travel trivia? Have a go at last month’s quiz.

Find quizzes just like this, plus plenty of travel inspiration and planning tips in Lonely Planet Traveller’s UK edition.

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Dennis Rodman Was On Probation at the Time of His DUI Arrest, Jail Is Likely

Dennis Rodman is facing jail time after his DUI bust over the weekend.

As it turns out, the former NBA star was already on probation at the time of the arrest.

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The probation stems from a plea deal Rodman struck over a July 2016 wrong way crash — where he was going the wrong way on an Orange County, CA freeway, struck a car and allegedly fled the scene. Witnesses also saw him drinking at a karaoke bar before the crash but he was not charged with DUI for that incident.

However, Rodman was placed on 3 years probation with the condition he stay out of trouble. It was a good deal for Rodman, considering he was facing up to 2 years in prison.

So, what happens next? Officials will likely revoke his probation in the wake of the new arrest and he could be sent to prison for the full 2 years he was originally due to serve in the wrong way crash case PLUS any additional time for the new arrest.

Rodman’s rep has told TMZ Sports the NBA player needs rehab — but it could be too little, too late. 

Sorry Dennis, your good buddy Kim Jong Un can’t help you here.

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Spend $100 at IKEA This Weekend, Feed Your Entire Extended Family for Free

If you’re finally ready to fill that empty corner of your living room with cool chairs for guests or find a new bookshelf or two for your bedroom, now might be a good time to head to IKEA.

The furniture megastore known for its inexpensive, build-it-yourself homewares wants to feed your whole family.

Here’s the deal: If you go to IKEA today and spend $ 100 or more before tax, the store will cover the cost of your meal.

Here’s How the IKEA Restaurant Deal Works

To redeem this offer, you’ll need to make sure you’re an IKEA Family member. If not, you’ll want to sign up before heading to the store.

When you get to the store, start your visit in the IKEA restaurant. Yes, you have to buy your family’s food first, but the cashier will give you a coupon that’s your ticket to a refund.

You have to buy your furniture on the same day you eat, so when you’re full, it’s time to go shopping. Whether you shop for new furniture or hit up the as-is section for deals, make sure you spend $ 100 or more before tax — no, you can’t count gift card purchases toward your total.

At checkout, present your IKEA Family card, the coupon and the receipt for your family’s meal. The cashier will deduct the meal’s cost from the total furniture purchase.

Bon appetit.

Desiree Stennett (@desi_stennett) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She keeps it classic when she eats at IKEA with the Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberry sauce.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Inspired by MLK, John Lewis Continues to Look for “Good Trouble”

John Lewis is always looking for “good trouble.”  At 77, the Atlanta congressman who has served in the House for 30 years remains one of the fiercest lions in the fight for racial justice and equality. He rallies scores of fellow legislators for a sit-in on gun violence, leads an impromptu march of 1,000 comic book fans during the super-popular San Diego Comic-Con to promote civil rights awareness, or continues to speak out on issues – most recently, Donald Trump’s recent derogatory remarks regarding Haiti, El Salvador and Africa and the administration’s denial of protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children.

His life-long activism inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., the slain civil rights leader the nation is honoring today, Lewis’ focus, among other concerns, has been fighting the divisive messaging and policies of the Trump White House.  Lewis said of the president’s latest invective during his Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s “This Week”: ” I think he is a racist. We have to stand up. We have to speak up and not try to sweep it under the rug,”  In fact, he will not vote on federal funding necessary to avert a government shutdown by week’s end “until we have a deal on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).” Moreover, he will be among Democrats boycotting the Jan. 30 State of the Union address.

For more than a half century of tackling such battles, the resolve of this Troy, Alabama native and son of sharecroppers continues to be driven by the example of MLK’s unwavering nonviolent activism. He shares a long, rich history with the iconic civil rights leader: ” I remember when I was 17, writing a letter to Dr. King. I wanted to enter a particular college, and they wouldn’t let black people attend. So Dr. King wrote me back and sent me a round trip Greyhound bus ticket, inviting me to come to Montgomery, Alabama to meet with him.”  During that meeting, the life of “The Boy From Troy ” –  as King called him – was changed forever.

At the age of 23, Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization that engaged students to participate in sit-ins, freedom rides and other activities during the Civil Rights Movement, was the youngest architect and keynote speaker of the historic 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his powerful, nation-changing  I Have A Dream speech.  A year later, President Lyndon Johnson would sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964, putting an end to legal segregation of public institutions and accommodations.

The young, unyielding organizer was also among those who led more than 600 peaceful, orderly demonstrators across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama in 1965 in a protest for voting rights in one of the bastions of Jim Crow. As such, he was wounded in a brutal attack from Alabama state troopers that became known as “Bloody Sunday.”  The efforts of King, along with Lewis, civil rights leaders and protesters, proved critical in passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which ensured the protection of the franchise for all Americans.

 

Lewis, who received the Earl G. Graves Sr. Vanguard Award at the inaugural BLACK ENTERPRISE Black Men Xcel Summit last September, spoke with BE’s Editor-In-Chief Derek T. Dingle about continuing the fight in today’s environment.

You’ve always been at the forefront of fighting for the advancement of the disenfranchised. How do you view activism in today’s political climate?

We cannot deny the fact that we’ve come a distance. We have made some unbelievable progress. I tell you that despite of all of the progress that we’ve made, the scars and stains of racism are still deeply embedded into American society. What happened in Charlottesville, Virginia [at the white supremacist rally last summer] made me want to cry because they want to take us back. We’ve come too far, and we cannot go back.

You talked about Charlottesville and the rise of white nationalists and Neo-Nazis. What can be down to address this activity?

When we see white nationalists put down people of color and salute like Hitler, we have to do something. I say to young people, when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to say something, to do something, to speak up and speak out. We must educate all of our young people, and it doesn’t matter if they’re black or white, Latino, Asian American or native American. I think it will be the young people that get us there. They will lead us through the 21st Century.

So you find that more young people are taking a stand? 

These young people have been reading their literature, the history, and watching the film footage of what happened years ago. They don’t want to go through that, and they’re determined that they will stand up, speak up and speak out and try to make our country and society better for the generation yet unborn.

.You’ve developed the graphic novel series, March. Tell us why you decided to share your life and the history of the Civil Rights Movement using this platform.

In 1958, I read a comic book called Martin Luther king Jr. and the Montgomery Story. It was 16 pages, cover to cover. It sold for 10 cents. Dr. King helped edit this book. It told the story of Montgomery, of people walking more than 381 days rather than ride segregated buses. That little book inspired me. I remember much earlier in my life, when I was 15, I went down to the public library in the little town of Troy, Alabama, trying to get a library card, and the librarian said, “The library’s for whites only and not for coloreds.” So I never went back to that library until 1998. By that time, I was in Congress and I’m there for a book signing of my first book, Walking With The Wind.

It’s important for our young people, our children, to be able to read the stories, the tales of what happened and how it happened. They, too, can be inspired to stand up and get in good trouble.

Do you see the groundswell of activism translating into politics and the emergence of a new generation of leaders? How will it impact the 2018 mid-term elections?

I think we are going to see more young people, especially more young women, organizing, mobilizing, running for office at the local level, state level and federal level. We will see young men and women coming together with the necessary sources to combat forces in 2018 and Congress is going to look different – not just the House but also the Senate.

In the past, black business pioneers like A.G. Gaston and H.J. Russell played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. For example, they were responsible for bailing out protesters after they were arrested in marches and sit-ins. I like to gain your perspective on the role for black entrepreneurs today.

You’re so right that another generation of black business leaders played a role. It was not just the big ones like A. G. Gaston in Birmingham, Alabama, some realtor or some contractor but even the mom and pops, beauty shop owners, barber shop owners helped bail people out of jail, feed people in small towns and rural communities in Atlanta, Nashville and Montgomery. We have advanced so much further. People pooling resources can use the resources to make more than just a down payment on getting us where we need to go. When the movie Selma came out, a large number of minority businesspeople raised money to make tickets available for young people and students to learn from that, And supporting organizations like the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the NAACP, is so important. It is a must. There’s a role for the African American business community to play.

What will it take to galvanize people to vote? is there a message that will get more people fired up to go to the polls?

I truly believe the message must be very simple. We got to convince people that the vote is precious, that it is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democratic society and we got to use it, If we don’t use it, we’re going to lose it because there are forces that want to take us much further back. We commemorate and celebrate the march from Selma to Montgomery, the March on Washington but we got to do more than celebrate.

 

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The Role of Black in Your Wardrobe and Style

Black is the darkest neutral. The absence of colour. It is an extremely popular neutral for good reason. But black is not the only dark neutral. Shades of dark blue, brown and grey can be equally effective. 

Black wardrobe items can look extremely dressy, dramatic, edgy, slimming, chic, elegant, classic, urban, appropriate, avant-garde and powerful. Black wardrobe pieces can complement a complexion, and bookend an outfit if you have black or salt & pepper hair. Black items can be versatile and practical, and bring out colours, like shades of white, grey, cobalt and red. Black can be the perfect background colour to a pattern, provide an effective background to white pearls, and accent a palette in just the right way. Some items simply look best in black. And when all is said and done, you might feel happiest when you wear black.

On the other hand, black wardrobe items can also look very harsh, flat, boring, dowdy, flat, hard-edged, overwhelming, and predictable. Black does not suit every complexion, sometimes looking unflattering and dull. It does not create a crisp or fresh effect, nor does it look radiant when worn flat and on its own. Black items can attract lint, dust and light marks, and be impractical. You might feel unhappy and not your best when you wear black.

Don’t assume that black is best, suits you no matter what, and will always work. Don’t settle for black just because you think it’s versatile, easy and practical. Don’t get black because it’s the only colour available. And on the flipside, don’t omit black items from your style just because you think they will never work.

Think about how much black you want to wear, and when you want to wear it. For example, is it seasonal? In large or small doses? Think about how you want to wear black. As an item against your face, as a bottom, as a column of colour, as an accessory, as shoes, or as an accent in an outfit? Think about whether black flatters your complexion and creates the outfit effects that you aspire to. But most importantly, assess whether you feel happy when you wear black. Listen to your feelings and get the quantity of black that is represented in your wardrobe aligned with how you really want to dress.

My clients, friends and family run the gamut when it comes to the amount of black that they wear and have represented in their wardrobes. Some clients and friends wear black, grey and a bit of white exclusively because they feel their best in the palette with few exceptions. People like Greg love to wear black and charcoal, but with lots of dark blue, and light grey. Some clients wear black in some form daily, whereas others wear it more moderately. Some will wear black as an accent, as a bottom, in a bottom or as footwear, but not as a wardrobe item against their face. And some have very few black wardrobe items because they’ve chosen navy and brown as their dark neutrals, and don’t like to wear black.

As I reflected at the end of last year, I’ve been on a mission to limit the amount of black in my wardrobe for several years. A wardrobe rich in black does not make me happy. I do not want to create a hard-edged effect, preferring crisp, fresh and colourful outfits over too much dark neutral. I am MUCH happier combining all sorts of other neutrals and colours in outfits than falling back on black. For the most part, “dark blue is my black.” That said, I do wear black because it complements shades of white (my favourite neutral). I have a very deliberate set of wardrobe items that I love to wear in black. Most of them are old, but a few are new, and the exact items from my wardrobe are represented in the collection.

A black turtleneck is a wardrobe essential for my style, and yummy with white jeans and navy pants. A gauzy black polo shirt has a fun equestrian vibe. A black dress, dressy top, and lace top are magical with a pile of white pearls. A pair of tall black riding boots with matching belt are classics. A black mixed media moto jacket is useful, and I love the gold hardware. Sailor pants, cropped flares, and harem pants look dressiest in black. I adore my avant-garde black pants suit that I bought in Tokyo because it shows the right amount of skin so that I don’t feel like I’m drowning in black. And I wear black patterned items, because they look fab with white, blue denim, olive and tomato red.

Over to you. How is black represented in your style and wardrobe? Is it the right amount for the look you want to emulate? Does wearing black make you happy?

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We are ready to go back to the future: The second season of The Handmaid’s Tale — which has scooped up just about every major award for its haunting and harrowing adaptation of the classic Margaret Atwood novel — will premiere April 25. And you can get a first look at what’s in store for us above. (Who knew a Buffalo Springfield cover could be so dang creepy?)

Ahead of Sunday’s Television Critics Association panel, it was revealed that the 13-episode season will be focused and shaped by the pregnancy of Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her struggle to find her daughter inside the nightmare that is Gilead. Returning players in addition to Moss include Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne, Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, and Max Minghella.

At Sunday’s panel, more details were revealed, including that Marisa Tomei will guest star as a commander’s wife in the second episode, which will take place in the Colonies, signaling an expansion from the original novel’s world. “I certainly don’t think we’re going beyond the story that [Margaret Atwood] was telling,” executive producer Bruce Miller said. “She’s very much the mother of the series.”

Speaking of mothers, star and producer Moss reiterated that this season is all about motherhood. “It’s a wonderful thing to have a baby, but [Offred] is having it potentially in this world that she may not want to bring it into,” Moss said, adding, “I get bigger and bigger as the show goes on.”

When asked whether any real-life events make them want to change anything on the show, Miller said, “We have a few more months to go before we premiere, and certainly things can catch up to us. We’ve already had things where we thought about, shot them, put them in episodes, and then almost exactly the same images are on television. But I don’t think it’s a reason to jump in and start changing stuff.”

As for the tone on the series, Miller said, “There’s a lot of horror and cruelty and dread in this situation, but there’s also a lot of absurdity. I feel like June is always this close to turning to the camera and being, like, ‘What the actual f—.’”

Season 2 will kick off with two new episodes on the 25th and then will follow with new ones every Wednesday on Hulu. Moss said she thinks the second season will be even darker than the first, and when EW spoke to Miller earlier this month, he had one suggestion for how to prepare for viewings: “a bottle of scotch.”

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Debunks Fan Theories

WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Blade Runner 2049.

There was a lot packed into Blade Runner 2049. Like its predecessor, 35 years earlier, there’s plenty in there for fans to debate. While the sequel answers some questions, and leaves others unresolved, it also opens up a whole new set of quandaries. FANDOM sat down with Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve and fired a bunch of fan theories at him. And despite initially saying that he might not give us answers… he actually does.

“It’s like poetry,” says Villeneuve. “You read a poem, you will see something; I will see something different; the poet has something [that he sees]. And it’s beautiful to leave interpretation alive and not to crystallise ideas with answers. So sometimes I don’t give answers. It’s just for the pure pleasure of giving people the freedom to stay excited.”

Read on to find out the truth behind your favourite theory — but first a quick reminder of the plot.

The Plot

Ryan Gosling’s K, also known as Joe, is working as a Blade Runner. His job is to retire Nexus-8 model replicants. He’s a replicant himself, but a new type — Nexus-9 – designed by Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace to be unable to resist orders given by a human and unable to lie. This makes it impossible, in theory, for the model to rebel.

When he’s assigned the task of tracking down and retiring a Nexus-8 in hiding, he uncovers a buried secret that sets him on a trail of discovery, leading to a whole mess of existential angst. He learns that a baby was born to a replicant mother, later revealed to be Rachael (Sean Young in the original film), and Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard. The child is wanted by both Wallace, who is desperate to create replicants able to procreate, and the replicant resistance.

Believing himself to be that child, K is devastated to learn that he’s not. The child in question was a girl whose DNA was reproduced to create a boy ‘twin’ — who apparently died — in order to throw authorities off the scent. The girl was placed in hiding, and is later revealed to be the ‘Memory Maker’, a contractor working for Wallace building memories to insert into replicants’ minds. She exists inside a glass cell as a result of a genetic condition.

Mark Millar Weighs In


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Ryan Gosling as Officer K and Harrison Ford as Deckard.

The first fan theory broached actually comes from comic book writer Mark Millar.

“That’s a bit frightening,” laughs Villeneuve. Mark posited a theory in the forums of his blog, MillarWorld, that Ryan Gosling’s character’s story is actually a fake memory implanted in Deckard’s mind by his daughter to engineer a reunion between them.

“That’s a nice story. It’s interesting,” says Villeneuve before adding enigmatically, “I cannot comment on that. I understand why he came to that conclusion but I like the ambiguity, I will say.”

It Was All By Design


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Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace.

Another theory posits that K was set on the path to uncover the whereabouts of the child on purpose by either the replicant resistance, or Wallace.

Villeneuve discounts this: “Personally, I don’t think it was planned. I think it’s an accident.”

Audrey Hepburn Coming from Hell on Acid


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Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) with Lt. Joshi (Robin Wright).

Wallace has a female replicant, called Luv, in his employ who operates as his right-hand woman. There is a line of thinking that suggests Luv is a failed replicant of Rachael. The evidence to support this? Mainly the fact that she cries after Wallace slashes a newborn female replicant across the stomach where the womb would be, killing her.

“Wow,” says Villeneuve. “For me, Luv was Audrey Hepburn coming from hell on acid. It’s true that they have similarities aesthetically, in the design and the rigidity of behaviours. I love these theories — some of them are sometimes things that we talked about, others are new things. I deeply love this.”

He’s a lot less enigmatic about the next theory – that Luv is actually Deckard’s daughter, and not Memory Maker, Ana.

“No, that’s… I’m sorry. I don’t know how you can come to such a conclusion,” he says. But he adds, “I deeply love that, again.”

Ana and K Theories


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Ana, played by Carla Juri.

He’s open about the notion that Ana’s immune system isn’t actually compromised, and that it’s just a ruse to keep her hidden away. “I think so,” he says simply when we put this one to him.

And what about the snow Ana is creating at the end? It’s visually linked with what K is experiencing simultaneously outside. Is she making the memory and implanting it into K’s mind as she constructs it?

“I think that the way the Memory Maker works, the memories are implanted before the birth so I don’t think that she can simultaneously create them,” says Villeneuve. “But I like the ambiguity of that question.”

He also dismisses theories that K is the copied twin of Ana, and that K is human: “K is obviously a replicant. To survive [those] injuries, he needs to be an artificial being with [an AI’s] strength.”

So there you go. That should at least lay some of those brainteasers to rest.

Blade Runner 2049 is available in the US on digital download now and on Blu-Ray and DVD from January 16. In the UK, you can own it on download from January 29 and on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 5.

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Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth announced that she is parting ways with the magazine after successfully rebranding and building the publication’s digital profile for nearly two years. The 31-year-old journalist reportedly sent an internal email about her departure to staff on Thursday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she has a deal with CAA, a prestigious talent agency based in L.A., which will help her gain “opportunities in film, television, digital, branding, and endorsements as well as speaking engagements.”

Condé Nast announced Friday that they will not seek to replace Welteroth, reports WWD. A spokesperson for the publisher also revealed that Welteroth was presented with different options at the company before “she decided to go in a different direction,” Fashionista.com reports. “She was instrumental in the successful launch of the Teen Vogue Summit and we know that she will carry that same passion and enthusiasm into her next venture. We wish her all the best in what we know will be an incredible career,” reads the statement.

Welteroth’s announcement comes almost two years after she was named editor of the magazine, replacing Teen Vogue founding editor-in-chief Amy Astley in May 2016. Welteroth was later officially named editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue in April 2017 at just 30 years old. This made her both the youngest person and the second African American to hold this position in the 107-year history of Condé Nast—the umbrella company that publishes Teen Vogue.

Under her leadership, the publication expanded its coverage of political news, social justice, and feminism. It also celebrated diversity and became a leading outlet informing teenage girls on a wide range of issues, from fashion to sex to culture. In late 2016, Welteroth made an appearance on the hit ABC series Black-ish playing herself. Welteroth also created and hosted the Teen Vogue Summit, whose inaugural convening in December featured a number of high-profile women in politics and entertainment, including Hillary Clinton, Maxine Waters, and Ava DuVernay. As a result of the changes, Teen Vogue increased its digital impressions and print subscriptions. Still, Condé Nast shuttered its print edition in November.

Last year, Black Enterprise Digital Editor Selena Hill spoke with Welteroth at the Teen Vogue headquarters about the magazine’s new direction, her love life, the challenge of maintaining a work-life balance, and her speaking engagement at Black Enterprise’s 2017 Women of Power Summit. Watch the interview here.

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Relaxing in Miami

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There is no denying that Miami is a party place, perfect for hip vacations, but what happens when you want to relax? What about when you’ve taken in all the party scene has to offer and now you just need to chill? Here are the best ways to relax in Miami.

Stay at the Metropolitan by COMO

A lot of hotels in Miami are all about pool parties, loud music and cocktails. Thankfully, the Metropolitan is a calming oasis for guests looking to relax. There is a pool but the music played is soothing, and it is never closed off for parties so you can get your swim on whenever you fancy it. There is a rooftop hydrotherapy pool and plenty of spa treatments that aim towards therapeutic rather than just pampering. Even the food is all about healthy and good vibes, with Shambhala cuisine and smoothies. Ideal!

Chill out at Miami Beach Botanical Garden

A beautiful 2.6-acre urban oasis, this garden features bamboo, pagodas, water, a gazebo, and a stunning Japanese garden. With free entry and a donation-only hatha yoga class weekly, this garden is the place to relax. That said, it is often rented out for parties so try and avoid these if you’re looking to chill!

Escape to tranquil Key Biscayne

The Key is all about serenity and indulgent relaxation, with the most beautiful beaches, views, and cycling opportunities. You will not find anything touristy or consumer based here, and it is a welcome break from the rest of Miami. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue and maybe a swim in the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park nearby. Lush!

Visit the animals at Jungle Island

Feel at one with nature at Jungle Island, and enjoy watching the wildlife shows, feeding the parrots and enjoying the petting zoo. This isn’t just for children, although there are likely to be some there, so try and go during the school day when it is likely to be a bit quieter and less busy than on the weekend or in the school breaks.

Explore the Hemingway Home and Museum

Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West for around eight years, and his former home has since become a museum celebrating his life and work. Interestingly, there are almost 50 cats that roam the grounds, many of which are said to be related to Hemingway’s own cat Snowball, so whether you’re a fan of his writing or just love cats, this is a great way to spend a day relaxing.

Although Miami is an undisputed party capital where anything goes, we all need to wind down sometime, and although they are often harder to find or less well publicized, there are some amazing options for relaxing in Miami that you need to experience (before you start partying again!).

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