6 must-see places in Montenegro

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Planning a vacation to Europe? While countries like France, Spain and Italy are all well-established vacation spots, some other places in Europe don’t get the credit they deserve. Why not do something a little different this year and take a trip to Montenegro? Located in the south of the continent, the country is full of breathtaking spots that you don’t want to miss out on. Spots like these, for instance.

Kotor

It’s designation as a UNESCO town is already a good sign. It’s a tourist hotspot, and rightfully so. The 2000-year-old town is steeped in so much history you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. Fans of classic architecture will love exploring the town up close, although you can appreciate it from afar too. It’s a long climb up to the fortress on the mountain, but the effort is worth it for the view. Your camera will be grateful for all the attention it gets.

Perast

While Kotor is vibrant and full of life, Perast is its sleepy companion. The town, which also has UNESCO status, is only home to a small population, which means there’s often a friendly atmosphere wherever you go. If you’re looking for some relaxation on your Montenegro vacation, this is the place to go. Cars can’t enter the town, so things are always on the quieter side. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do here, though. You can swim in Boka Bay and get a boat over to one of the islands, just to name a few things.

Sveti Stefan

If you’re all about exclusivity, Sveti Stefan will suit your needs. The small island resort offers one of the more luxurious experiences available in Montenegro, although it comes with a price. If you can’t afford to stay in the resort, it’s still worth seeing though. The island is connected to the mainland by a small bridge atop the country’s gorgeous blue waters. While the beach around the resort might cost you, it’s free little further away, so you can still laze in the sun and enjoy the views.

The Ostrog Monastery

Do you ever see something and wonder how on earth it was made? The Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro is one of those buildings that will have you scratching your head. This gorgeous structure was built into the side of Ostroška Greda in an unbelievable feat of craftsmanship. It almost looks as though the mountain has slowly been sucking the building in over the years. This is one of those things that needs to be seen to be believed and is well worth checking out on your Montenegro vacation.

Lake Skadar

Nature lovers will get a kick out of visiting Lake Skadar. It’s the largest lake on the Balkan Peninsula and is home to some of the most diverse wildlife you’ll ever find. Birds flock to the lake, and the surrounding villages and towns are full of gorgeous Montenegrin architecture. You’ll easily be able to spend a day here enjoying the sights and basking in the beautiful surroundings without a care in the world. That’s what vacations are all about, right?

Budva

Any trip to Montenegro needs a stop off in Budva. It has such great proximity to everywhere else that it would be worth your while finding accommodation in the town. That way, you’ll never have to travel too far. Plus, the gorgeous beaches and cobblestone streets are worth exploring every inch of, and you can’t expect to do all that in one day. There’s a reason this is one of the country’s busiest locations, because everyone knows it’s the place to visit. Don’t miss out on your chance to discover its charm.

 

We all have different expectations when we go on vacation. Some of us want to relax, while others are in the market for something with sightseeing on the agenda. Luckily for you, Montenegro offers that and so much more. It’s the perfect place for your next trip abroad.

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Today I join my community, my industry and the world in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of my dear sister, friend, and ally, Aretha Franklin. I send my love and offer prayers of grace and peace to the members of her family, her friends and colleagues who walked alongside her and shared her with tens of millions of fans around the world.

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“My profound thanks to @AssemblyFest for yet again being frightful hosts.

“And much love to those that gave me their hour. Love love.”

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Watching <em>Crazy Rich Asians</em> in a room full of other Asians

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Jeong drops the accent and says, “I’m just joking. I don’t have an accent. I went to Cal State Fullerton.”

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When I walked into Crazy Rich Asians, I tried to keep my expectations for the movie low. As my friend Christine (who is Korean-American) put it, “It has to be really, really shitty for me not to like it.” I wasn’t going to play into the Tiger Mom stereotype and expect excellence. I just really, really didn’t want it to suck.

As Christine and I sat down with our beers at a complimentary screening for Asian American journalists, I looked around the room and thought to myself, This is going to be a tough crowd. As director Jon M. Chu told the Hollywood Reporter, “If our movie does well, four [Asian-centric] projects will go into production….if it doesn’t, they’re going to be in unknown states.” The future of Asians in Hollywood was at stake, and if the journalists around me didn’t like the film, what hope did the movie have with a more general audience?

Two hours later, I had watched the “poor” Chinese American Rachel navigate the opulent lifestyle of the rich and Singaporean and manage to leave with her principals intact. I saw her share a kiss with Nick (Henry Golding), and the audience exploded into applause at the end credits. I turned to Christine: “What did you think?” She had read the book by Kevin Kwan on which the movie was based. She responded with, “I wanted it to be more about the family than their love story,” but overall, she liked it.

She then said, “I have never seen so many Asians Americans on-screen.”

When I asked other people at the screening what they thought of Crazy Rich Asians, the reactions were as varied as the characters in the movie. The people on screen came in all shapes and sizes. They were funny and romantic, conniving and serious.

Asians are not a monolith, and the film—and reactions to the film—made that clear.

“It reached me on a personal, professional and spiritual level. After a while, I forgot I was Asian,” enthused Toan, who is Chinese-American. “I was watching Astrid [played by Gemma Chan], and seeing her insecurities and her experience with adultery—that happened to someone in my family. And there’s an LGBT character and it resonated with some of my experiences. And I understood the immigrant experience with Rachel.”

While some audience members I talked to loved the film as much as Toan, others found it to be lacking. “I didn’t see anyone who looked like me except for one Filipino lady,” said Clare, who is Filipino-American. Indeed, the film has come under criticisms for focusing too much on East Asians, and not on the the Indian and Malaysian population of Singapore; the only “brown faces” in the movie are servants. “Like Astrid’s maids, they were all Filipino!” exclaimed Clare.

Still, Clare admits it was “refreshing” to see that many Asians in a movie. She plans to see it again.

Unfortunately, when you’re part of a marginalized group and the opportunities to see yourself in pop culture are so few and far between (25 years since Joy Luck Club, 13 years since Memoirs of a Geisha), the very little you receive bears the burden of perfection. It must represent your particular story or else it’s a disappointment—because there probably won’t be another opportunity.

Already, there are criticisms of Crazy Rich Asians for not being all things to all Asian people, as if it’s possible for one movie to accurately represent 48 different countries and their diasporas. That would be like expecting The Godfather to represent all white people.

For me, as someone who grew up as a crazy poor immigrant Asian—whose parents actually did encourage me to follow my dreams—the movie wasn’t my perfect Asian American movie. But after seeing the film, and laughing along to lines like, “God forbid we lose the ancient Chinese tradition of guilting your children,” I realized that the film didn’t need to be perfect for me to love it. I could love it on its own terms: as a romantic comedy with a distinctly Asian American sensibility.

The leads were charming and beautiful, and they oozed chemistry. The supporting characters were memorable and the jokes were funny. And while I didn’t relate to every moment that occurred on screen, I  certainly related to some things. When Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) asked Nick, “Did you eat yet?” as a greeting, I was reminded of my own mom who shows her love not with words, but with food. When Eleanor tells Rachel, “You are an American,” it reminded me of my first trip to Vietnam. I quickly learned that, over there, I wasn’t considered Vietnamese—even though I was born there.

And Crazy Rich Asians may be the first Hollywood film to explain why Asian Americans call each other bananas: “Yellow on the outside, white on the inside.”

As Constance Wu wrote on Twitter, “I know CRW won’t represent every Asian American. So for those who don’t feel seen, I hope there is as story you find soon that does represent you.”

Crazy Rich Asians is an important first step to more: more stories, more representation, more complexity.

This week, I’ll be seeing Crazy Rich Asians for a second time, not necessarily because I’m aching to see it again, but because if see it multiple times—and those around me at that screening see it multiple times—then that movie will do well at the box office, and that will lead to more Asian-led films. Perhaps seeing Crazy Rich Asians again will lead me one step closer to my perfect Asian American movie.

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The first thing I did was focus on retention and not recruitment. My idea was to actually measure the environment so that we knew whether people actually were having a decent and fair journey through these agencies. So we created a council where we had all the agencies represented to develop a strategy. Now they all weren’t in the same place with diversity. There were agencies that had a focus on diversity, some that had nothing, and some that were inching along. So as a holding company, we set the table around retention, recruitment, professional development, leadership, advocacy, commitment, and community.

So how did you get the agencies to focus on these areas?

We built the house. Some didn’t need the things we have because they were already there. They were already recruiting from HBCUs. There were workshops happening in some of the agencies. One agency that had nothing going on decided to flip this by creating a program called “The Multicultural Talent Pipeline.” The important part was that they knew what they were doing in terms of the environment.

When I think about the strategy we developed for Publicis Groupe in the US, it was about having high touch with people because that’s what we’re dealing with. We’re dealing with human beings; understanding and making it come to life with the audiences that we have was very important.

Bringing the agencies together was a really high point for us. In fact, we had the first CEO roundtable in the U.S. All of that is to say that bringing people together has maximized what we can do and the success that we’ve had.

Share with us the importance of the Business Resource Groups (BRGs).

We had two. We now have nine with 54 chapters. And that’s over a good five-year period. The most important part is that people raised their hands. They come and ask, “Can we do this?” So we have Men of Color Alliance – MOCA. We have Egalite [for the LGBT population] and VivaWomen! Out of VivaWomen, we now have VivaMama, VivaTech and VivaWomen of Color. The last two that came in was PubVets and GENNEXT for young professionals.

We ask each to have a mission. They can’t just up and get money and go about their business. There’s a charter for each group. There are co-leads, national co-leads, and regional leads. They are volunteering because they feel very strongly about their particular groups.

How has this practice been extend outside of the US?

We started in the US given that 53% of the business is here, however it is not ignored given we have spread the BRGs to other countries like Brazil, Singapore, the UK and France. There’s no formal strategy that has been planned for Europe and the UK, but I’m presenting that and saying we should pilot it in the UK so that they have the same kind of tools and opportunities people in the U.S. have had.

So how do you foster the cultural connections and understanding needed to create the sense of community that makes the company a dynamic whole?

I don’t believe in diversity training because you can’t train people to change their minds. What you can do is create experiences for them to feel a different way about a subject matter or a group. For example, I’ve taken white women to the BLACK ENTERPRISE Women of Power Summit (BEWPS). One. in particular. serves as the example. She was a recruiter out of Boston and kept telling me she was interested in diversity. She came in for the dinner, and we went around the table talking about what each had experienced after the first day. She sat there, started crying and then said, “I have to tell you, I was terrified to come here because I didn’t know whether I would be accepted or how would people react to me. This has been a turning point for me because I have never been so welcomed, so embraced and felt so at home with these women. And I didn’t expect that.” So I only had to bring one to actually affect others. She’s taken that back and understood how to recruit better. And she did.

After people come back from [BEWPS], I have managers ask “What the heck went on there?” I had two [participants] last year who gained the confidence and courage to ask for overseas opportunities, and both of them got it.

What have been some of the other transformative conferences and initiatives?

We have done the 3% Conference that was created by a woman who was in Creative and started it because 3% represented the percentage of senior women in Creative. It took about three years before that 3% went to 5% and then 11%. Egalite does Out and Equal. There’s 3,000 to 5000 people attending the conference. That BRG has raised over a half-million dollars for charity.

The strategy of the conferences, business resource groups and professional development workshops are very much on point. We do unconscious bias workshops with the leadership. We do efficacy for professional women, men, LGBTQ and people of color. Efficacy is actually a workshop where we help people learn how to navigate their career and strangely enough, women and people of color, are not good at this. They’re not good at it because they’ve already walked into the room with baggage and when you’re in white corporate America, they’re always suspect of someone calling you stupid or thinking that you’re stupid.

So what do you teach African American professionals to advance in corporate America?

We talk about the stages of your career. When you first come in, you are going to be “heads down” to show that you actually can do your job. Second level, you are using your skills but you also have to have influence, meaning that people will actually listen to you and follow you. And then the third level is developing the relationships because in order for you to get to that very senior level, somebody has to know you. You have to have mentors. You have to have sponsors. You got to have people who advocate for you.

We have talent reviews. In those talent reviews, you’re not present. The only people present is your manager or the person your manager reports to. Now, if the person your manager reports to is in there and they don’t have day-to-day with you, how well can they speak of you, right? That means you have to have a relationship with that person so they know that when they’re speaking, they’re speaking truth.

Do you address unconscious bias from a generational standpoint as well as related to race and gender?

Absolutely. We don’t have a problem with millennials. That’s more than 40% of our population. You may want to ask about the older generation. After 40 what? It’s like people suddenly think their brain cells are dying and we don’t really need them. And that’s not true.

You cannot just exclude an audience. One of our clients, L’Oréal, found that out. They started looking at the disposable income that senior women have, and they weren’t looking at what senior women needed in terms of cosmetics and makeup. The question on the table is who in that room in terms of L’Oréal would have said, “Oh! Well. Why don’t we talk to older women?” Right? Nobody would have said it. They’re all young. They wouldn’t have thought about it. We have to think about who it is we’re talking to.

How will you continue to keep this level of connection and communication throughout this vast, global organization?

The one piece that is high on our list is this platform called Marcel, which is like Alexa. We’re going to be able to manage all of our people across the globe. You can get assignments where they’re going to have a better idea and profile of the people that work for us. This is a platform that is going to be global and we’re going to have people maximizing our intellect and our creativity. That’s what Marcel’s set up to do. It’s actually in its pilot right now. They’ve talked about the diversity piece, “Big Town.” This is where you bring people together and cross-pollinate.

In order for us to work together, you’ve got to respect me. You got to respect my culture. You got to respect from [where] I’ve come. The best kind of collaboration is when we are open to doing that.

 

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Movie Screening | Surfers and Cowboys World Tour Coming to the Rock Church in San Diego

Walking On Water is looking forward to having you join us at the Rock Church in San Diego to view our most recent movie, Surfers and Cowboys!  You won’t want to miss this encouraging movie “where fear and faith collide”.  Bring your family, invite your friends and neighbors and come experience this amazing true story!  Watch the trailer here.  Doors open at 6:15pm, program begins at 7:00pm.

Special Musical Guest: The Tom Curren Band

Special Guests Include: Movie stars Zane Cook, Aaron Gold and Kyle Lane, along with Walking On Water Founder Bryan Jennings.

**Event tickets are suggested donation amounts that are tax-deductible donations to the Walking On Water ministry.

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Live Screen Printing Event with Sara Pope

Friday 27th July, 6-8:30pm, join the artist Sara Pope for a little after work fun at our special free screen printing demonstration evening.

See pieces created before your eyes. With limited edition prints, produced and signed by the artist during the evening, also available for purchase. Brought to you by Private Press Brighton. Artist Sara Pope.

To take part in this free event, simply visit our Eventbrite page to register. Hope to see you there!

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Little Known Black History Fact: Georg Olden

Graphic designer Georg Olden broke a race barrier in the art world on this day in 1963. The award-winning artist became the first Black designer of a postal stamp, which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Olden was born November 13, 1920 in Birmingham, Ala., and attended Dunbar High School in Washington. D.C. He then went on to Virginia State College, dropping out just after the Pearl Harbor attack. He joined the Office of Strategic Services, the organization that precedes the CIA, as a designer, working under a colonel who would later become vice president of CBS’ television division. The colonel brought Olden on and the union was fruitful.

Eventually, Olden, one of the few Black people working in television, lead his own staff but moved on in the early ’60’s. His push for innovation in design work earned him several awards, including being a seven-time winner of the Clio Award, which he designed, and a two-time winner of the Art Director’s Club of New York Award.

The five-cent stamp Olden designed featured a broken Black chain on a blue background with white borders. That same year, Olden joined the firm of McCann Erickson, which let him go in 1970, citing economic downturn. Olden suspected otherwise. In the ’70’s, Olden brought a class-action lawsuit against McCann and just as he was making headway with the case, a live-in girlfriend shot him dead in February 1975.

The girlfriend was later acquitted of the charges. Olden was 54.

Olden is the father of author Marc Olden and Georg Olden Jr., a former child actor and real estate professional.

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7 Members of the Same Family Killed in Horror Crash: ‘My Heart Hurts Like It Never Hurt Before’

Seven family members were killed in a head-on car crash in eastern Oregon on Monday.

Erika Boquet, 29, her three children and Boquet’s stepmother Kyla Brown, 28, and her two children were all killed when a 1999 Toyota 4Runner driving on the other side of the road, crossed into their lane and smashed into their 2016 Toyota 4Runner, Oregan State Police confirmed.

Boquet, her children Isabella, 11, Elisabeth, 9, and Tytis, 6, as well as Brown and her children Arianna, 10, and Xavier, 2, were all pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a statement.

The lone driver of the 1999 Toyota 4Runner, Mark Robert Rundell, 48, also died in the collision.

The young family was on their way to Las Vegas from Washington during the time of the fatal accident, which took place at around 10 a.m.

Boquet’s father and Brown’s partner Louis Johnson was flying to Nevada to meet his family when tragedy struck.

The devastated father and grandfather posted on his Facebook that his “world came crashing down.”

“My heart hurts like it never hurt before. I have no answers to a 1000 whys,” he wrote, asking friends and family to join him at a vigil held Wednesday. “We lost 7 loved ones and the pain we feel is deep. I need to see the love I lost in you.”

Boquet’s brother Jessie Tate has set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising money to cover the funeral costs.

“Our family is at a complete loss. We are trying to come up with enough money to bring them home and give them the proper burial they deserve,” the GoFundMe page reads.

“Erika was kind and always giving to others. Her heart was big and full of compassion. Words can not describe how much Erika, Bella, Elisa and Tytis will be missed.”

So far, the page has raised over $ 30,000.

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Tate also opened up to The Oregonian about his sister’s devastating death.

“It’s a tragedy I wouldn’t wish on anyone else,” Tate explained to the publication.

“She was outgoing, personable, made friends everywhere she went, and her kids took after her,” Tate continued.

“They all just cared about everyone around them.”

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Team Waist Definition or Team Waist Surrender

When I ran this poll on YLF many years ago, it was an easy victory for Team Waist Definition. But since then, fluid and oversized fits with varying degrees of slouch in tops, knitwear, pants and dresses have become fashionable and trendy. Even flooding the market. Slowly but surely, clothing with waist definition is coming back on trend (although it never went out of style). The assortment of both structured and unstructured silhouettes at retail is once again looking balanced.

You are on Team Waist Definition if you prefer to wear outfits that showcase your waistline, thereby adding structure to the outfit. Waist definition usually means that you enjoy sporting the narrowest part of your torso because it creates a silhouette that makes you feel fabulous. Defining your waist can be extreme, like wearing body-con clothing, a fit-and-flare dress, a belted coat, or tucking a top into bottoms that are tailored on the waist. Or it can be subtle, like semi-tucking a fluid or oversized top into bottoms with a mid or low rise. Either way, outfits with waist definition can add professional polish to your look, create curves, accentuate curves, create positive body image, and make you feel more streamlined in your outfit.

You are on Team Waist Surrender if you prefer to wear outfits that do not draw attention to your waistline. You wear cuts that are trapeze, A-line, boxy, draped or straight, and use the fluid or oversized volume of the garment to hide the silhouette of the midsection. Waist-surrendering outfits are extremely comfortable and forgiving of midsection extra bits. No need for shapewear or worrying about a belly that expands during the day. Waist-surrendering outfits can look arty, architectural, avant-garde and interesting, thereby making you feel confident and fabulous.

I love wearing both. I thoroughly enjoy extreme waist definition by wearing fit-and-flare dresses, body-con knitwear, belted trench coats, and fully tucking tops into tailored skirts, trousers and high-rise skinnies. I enjoy subtle waist definition by semi-tucking fluid tops into all sorts of bottoms. But I also enjoy wearing straight shift and shirt dresses, cocoon coats, the occasional sack dress, boxy untucked cropped tops, and fluid untucked tops. So I’m benched with the very best seeded Dutch bread, Dutch cheese, Irish butter, cherry tomatoes, a rocket salad, and cold fresh mango for dessert.

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Waist Definition or Team Waist Surrender? Tell us why, and no batting for both teams, but feel free to join me on the bench.


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Melissa Schuman Accused Backstreet Boy Nick Carter of Rape. And Then ‘the Vultures Came Out.’

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When she was 12, Melissa Schuman earned a place in Dream, a girl band that made its mark in the early aughts with hits like “This Is Me” and “He Loves U Not.” None other than Diddy signed Dream to Bad Boy Records, and they joined a pantheon of pop groups that were peaking in the 2000s. It was a whirlwind. “Basically, I was in Dream from 12 to 18,” Schuman told The Daily Beast during a recent Skype call from Los Angeles.

The all-American boys and girls who were being mass marketed to middle schoolers across the country made up a tight-knit community. “We all knew each other or knew of each other, we all toured together,” Schuman explained. “In regards to the industry and the people who were working behind the scenes, it’s all the same people. People don’t realize that there’s a very small group of managers that are reputable, that can really get you where it is that you hope to go. It’s a very small industry, everybody knows each other, and it’s very interconnected.”

Schuman’s group toured more with *NSYNC and Britney Spears than they did with Nick Carter’s group, the Backstreet Boys, “So my encounters with BSB were pretty limited. There were maybe a few times, I think at one point I bumped into them on the red carpet.” But one day, as Schuman writes on her blog, Melissa Explains It All, she and Carter were set up on a phone call—literally.

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Language Barriers Lead ICE to Rip Children From Their Indigenous Parents

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When he was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in early June, 24-year-old Mario Perez-Domingo was hoping to save himself and his young daughter from rampant persecution against indigenous communities in his native Guatemala.

But Mario was nearly permanently separated from his 2-year-old child, the kind of terror he couldn’t imagine even in his home country, simply because no one could understand his plight.

When he was apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection near McAllen, Texas, Mario was almost immediately separated from his daughter by the arresting agent, despite the birth certificate stating their kinship and his desperate pleas that she was his child.

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There is a feeling of anticipation in the air this Fall/Winter 2018. Set against a backdrop of dynamic landscapes, rolling hills, majestic forests and clay cliffs, our FW18 campaign sees the MATT & NAT man and woman once more in nature. However, unlike spring/summer 18, this season is less about seeking and more about seizing. These individuals are staking their claim and have found firm footing. The calm strength inherent in nature’s elements act as a visual metaphor for the solid foundation and quiet confidence found is the direction of this season’s collection.

Although these are vast spaces, the model is not dwarfed or minimized; they are at one with their environment. There is a seamless synergy between the model and space – both are of a profound, powerful and peaceful existence. This collection was built around the idea of keeping simplicity modern: clean lines and unique, functional shapes. Made for the woman and man on the go, we have introduced for the first time a nylon collection that is light weight and easy to wear. An exploration of texture, whether smooth surfaces or faceted finishes, offer intrigue.

Explore each collection, LOOM, DWELL and VINTAGE, with their precise and exciting colour stories.  Anticipate the same highly functional silhouettes in a spectrum of fall tones and some unexpected surprises, including both men’s footwear and a new line of MATT & NAT candles for the home. From finessing your fall/winter 2018 wardrobe to adding touches of comfort to your home – this season we are pursuing positivity and strength.

 

 

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9 Things to Watch for in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of 10 years and 18 movies that built the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie brought the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy together for the first time. And there’s only one foe dangerous enough to unite the Earth’s mightiest heroes: Thanos.

Avengers: Infinity War is a love letter to Marvel fans with lots of surprises, jokes, and Easter Egg-y references. In this video, FANDOM finds 9 important things for you to watch for in Avengers: Infinity War.

Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War is now available on Digital and Blu-ray.

 

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Kaiser Permanente Receives Top Recognition in the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

For the third year in a row, Kaiser Permanente is being recognized for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. This year marks the second time Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as a Gold-level honoree, the top level in the 2018 American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the American Heart Association. Kaiser Permanente believes in the importance of building a culture of health in the workplace to ensure our employees are inspired to live healthier lives,” said Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson.

The Workplace Health Achievement Index was created in partnership with the Association’s CEO Roundtable members, and uses science-based best practices to evaluate the overall quality and comprehensiveness of a company’s workplace health and well-being programs.

“Our aim — to support the people of Kaiser Permanente in living healthier lives — helps ensure that we provide the high-quality care and service that our members and the communities we serve expect,” said Kathy Gerwig, vice president of Employee Safety, Health and Wellness, and environmental stewardship officer of Kaiser Permanente. “It’s more than supporting our workforce with programs and interventions; it’s about taking a strategic approach and engaging with employees to learn more about what they want in health of mind, body and spirit.”

A unique feature of the index is that it calculates an average heart health score for employees of participating companies that securely submit aggregate health data. More than 1,000 companies completed the assessment this year. Kaiser Permanente was one of 186 companies to achieve the Gold level.

Tyson is a member of the Association’s CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaborative of more than 40 CEOs from some of America’s largest corporations and organizations. Together, these CEOs lead by example to create and sustain a culture of health and well-being in the workplace by collaborating on best practices and measurable new strategies for employee engagement.

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David Wright, who continues to battle back from his back and shoulder issues, went 0 for 3 while playing third base for Class A St. Lucie and is hitless in three rehab games.

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Henry Golding ‘tried not to audition’ for the role

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Crazy Rich Asians star Henry Golding told Jimmy Fallon that he “tried not to audition,” for the lead role of Nick Young.

In one of the most delightful interviews you’ll see for an age, Golding talked to Fallon about the fact that he didn’t have a single acting credit to his name before being cast.

“They tracked me down. As much as I tried not to audition for this, they really like, Jon [M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians director] pretty much sent the hounds on me,” he said.

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Say What Now? 27-Year-Old Hermeisha Robinson Reportedly Denied a Job Because of Her ‘Ghetto’ Name — Company Claims It Was Hacked [Photos]

27-year-old Hermeisha Robinson, of Missouri, applied for a customer service job

Not only was she denied the position, but the email she received in response said she wouldn’t be considered for the position because her name is “ghetto.”

She posted the email from Mantality Heath to Facebook, which has since gone viral.

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“Thank you for your interest in careers at Mantality Health,” the email read, according to Robinson’s post. “Unfortunately, we do not consider candidates that have suggestive ‘ghetto’ names. We wish the best in your career search.”

The email was signed Jordan Kimler, a nurse practitioner with the company. According to the company’s website, Mantality Health provides treatment to men suffering from low testosterone. It has multiple locations in several states.

Robinson wrote that she was upset to be turned away from a position she felt she was well qualified for.

“My feelings are very hurt and they even got me second-guessing my name, trying to figure out if my name is really that ‘ghetto,’” she wrote. “I would like for everyone to share this post because discrimination has to stop!”

Share the post her friends did. As of Wednesday morning, it had been shared more than 10,000 times. 

One of the people sharing Robinson’s post was her cousin, Miltina Burnett. Burnett wrote on Facebookthat the response made Robinson — who was named after her late father, Herman — question whether she should “change her name to fit in corporate America.”

“Don’t ever change who you are to become more like them,” Burnett wrote. “They had no right to say what they said to her.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch spoke with Mantality Health owner Kevin Meuret, who on Tuesday said that the company’s email system was hacked by someone outside Missouri. Meuret said he believes the hacker may be an angry former employee. 

“I’m a father of three daughters, and that young lady getting that (response) is horrible,” Meuret told the Post-Dispatch. “That young lady opened something that must have felt like a freight train, and that’s unacceptable.”

Burnett shared images of private messages she received from Mantality Health employees about the alleged hacking.

Company officials believe the hacking may have been done through Indeed.com, where Robinson submitted her application. Mantality Health’s website has a statement addressing the situation.

“The password for the outside job board site used by Mantality was compromised on Aug. 13, 2018,” the statement reads. “We are currently working with law enforcement to identify the perpetrator and consider appropriate legal action. We share the anger and frustration of those who received these bogus emails.”

Meuret told KMOV News 4 that they believe about 20 applicants got emails similar to Robinson’s.

Dorneshia Zachery was one of them, the news station reported. 

“The company looked at my name and said, ‘We don’t care about what you’ve done in life; your name is going to dismiss you completely,’” Zachery told News 4

Meuret told the news station that the emails are deplorable.

“This is not a reflection of who we are as a company,” he said. 

The company has gotten the Chesterfield Police Department involved in the case, as well as St. Louis County’s cybercrimes division. 

“We will continue to pursue this even if it becomes a federal matter,” Meuret told the Post-Dispatch

Indeed.com officials told News 4 that they have found no signs of hacking on their end.

“Account security is of utmost importance to Indeed and something that we diligently monitor,” the company’s statement read. “Account holders are responsible for use of their password and we recommend frequent updates and complete confidentiality of your password. Our investigation into this particular account shows no evidence of compromise.”

Cybersecurity experts told the Post-Dispatch that the incident was likely an internal break-in and not a “high-tech hacking event.”

We’re not sure if we’re buying the whole ‘hacking’ story. Are you?

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Men’s Continues to Gain Ground as Sales Increase

LAS VEGAS — Men’s wear represents 40 percent of the global apparel market and continues to grow both in popularity and penetration for most retailers. With that experience as the backdrop, merchants shopping the shows here earlier this week were in upbeat spirits as they scoured the aisles for the latest trend-right product to fuel that men’s wear momentum heading into next year.
Christine Wu, senior trend analyst for the Doneger Group, said the men’s wear market is projected to increase to $ 33 billion in sales by 2020, up 14 percent from $ 29 billion in 2015, the most recent figure available from Euromonitor International. Among the most popular categories are activewear-inspired pieces that offer performance and technology attributes, as well as streetwear, both at the designer and more democratically priced level.
Patty Leto, senior vice president of merchandising for Doneger, said that in order to sustain the strong showing, retailers have to reach men on their own terms and provide a “targeted and more personal approach to the assortment.” This will require a “necessary recalibration” of the business.
But because men’s wear doesn’t move that quickly, that recalibration will boil down to subtle updates of the current trends, notably nostalgia, outdoor lifestyle and

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Beau Brummell: The Original Gentleman of Style

Just as all of humanity can trace its origins to a single common ancestor, the DNA of classic menswear, dandyism, and the contemporary iGent goes back to one person: George Bryan “Beau” Brummell (1778-1840). In this profile, we examine the life of a man whose impact on style can still be strongly felt more than 175 years after his death.

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Irena Sedlecka’s sculpture of Beau Brummell on Jermyn Street in London

Beau Brummell: The Original Gentleman of Style

Early Life

Although Beau Brummell lived centuries ago, aspects of his life will bring to mind today’s #menswear personalities. His story represents the culmination of generations of gradual social elevation: his grandfather was a shopkeeper whose clients included aristocrats, his father gained higher status and wealth as private parliamentary secretary to Lord North, and Brummell himself would obtain the friendship of the future King George IV. And, much like today’s Instagram influencers, he achieved his success entirely by promoting his individual style.

Joshua Reynolds' portrait of the Brummell brothers

Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of the young Brummell brothers

From childhood, Brummell was educated to be a gentleman of status. His father sent him and his brother William to Eton, where, by his early teens he had already demonstrated a precocious mastery of stylistic innovation, embellishing his cravat by adding a gold buckle to it.

Eton College

Eton College in Windsor, where Beau Brummell first displayed his sartorial innovations.

This flair with dressing, accompanied by a penchant for witty remarks, were early signs of what we could call the Beau Brummell brand, one he would consciously cultivate for the rest of his life. As a student, Brummell was average, indifferent to his studies both at Eton and, later, at Oxford, where he remained for only a single term.

Badge of the 10th Royal Hussars

Badge of the 10th Royal Hussars

Upon the death of his father in 1794, the sixteen-year-old Brummell inherited a third of the estate (£20,000-£30,000, equal to several million today by one estimation), held in trust. At this point, he petitioned to join the Tenth Royal Hussars, the regiment of the Prince of Wales, likely in an effort to curry favor from the man who was next in line for the throne. This would be a springboard to further advancement since the new money Brummell held would not be enough to secure a place among the highest of society. However, it may have been enough to get into the regiment, a gambit that paid off for him, as he was indeed noticed by the Prince and highly favored by him on the basis of his charm. As in his academic career, Brummell didn’t do anything special while in the military, yet he managed to gain two promotions–to lieutenant and then to captain–and special privileges–he was allowed to shirk on his duties. Brummell had his entrée into the so-called “bon ton,” the elite 1% of British society, due to the patronage of the Prince.

A caricature of the Regency ton

A French caricature of “the bon ton.”

Brummell as Style Influencer

However, when the Hussars were slated to be posted to Manchester, which Brummell considered a social and cultural backwater, he resigned his commission and established himself as an arbiter of style and wit in London. This was the height of Brummell’s fame and where he made his lasting mark on menswear. His greatest contribution was promoting a completely new style of dress for men, later called “The Great Male Renunciation.” Previous to Brummell’s innovations, men’s clothes were more flamboyant, heavily influenced by the French court and involved wearing wigs, white hair powder, perfume, elaborate silks, and knee breeches with stockings. Brummell replaced this with natural, unadorned hair, long trousers worn with boots, and coats without much ornamentation. Specifically, his uniform was a blue coat (known as Bath coating) with a buff waistcoat, off-white linen shirt with a white cravat, buckskin trousers, and dark riding boots. In the evening, he wore a blue coat as well, though with a white waistcoat, black pants that ended at the ankle, striped silk socks and black slippers. Furthermore, he replaced the reliance on perfumes and powders for personal hygiene with the concept of a daily bath.

Beau Brummell's daytime look

A rendition of Beau Brummell in his typical daytime attire.

The earlier fascination with Continental style had been fed by the great French aristocratic courts of Kings Louis XIV-XVI as the vanguard of fashion. However, the bloody wake-up call of the French Revolution in 1789, followed by a war between Britain and France in the 1790s, prompted the growth of a homegrown British style. Brummell’s genius, however, was not that he invented the elements of his dress from scratch but rather that brought together various inspirations and made of them a coherent whole.

The boots, buckskin trousers and use of wool evoked countrywear, which continues to play a huge role in British tailoring to this day. According to Brummell’s biographer, Ian Kelly, the tailcoat with brass buttons was something already worn at Eton, while blue and buff were the unofficial colors of those in the Whig political party. Directing attention to the cravat worn high on the neck was something being done in post-Revolutionary France, so that influence never went away, and the streamlined silhouette and muted colors of the new look as a whole were supposed to recreate, in clothed form, male nude statuary from Classical Greece. Thus, the hybrid #menswear looks we see today–British Prince of Wales patterned jackets made in unstructured Neapolitan cuts worn with American OCBD shirts and loafers–represent a continuation of Brummell’s legacy: taking the best aspects of different cultural approaches to style and making of them a global synthesis.

A modern #menswear synthesis of styles

Atte Ryknonen, from Finland, wearing a globally-influenced outfit composed of a British glen check pattern in an unstructured Italian jacket along with an American-style denim shirt.

Brummell’s Legacy

The mechanism by which his influence spread is much the same as what happens with today’s iGent who is seen wearing a tobacco linen suit or Casentino overcoats, making it the “must have” of the season. One man innovates and everyone else follows suit, which is what happened, with essentially positive long-term results in the case of Brummell and his circle. What he did in the early 19th century still informs the consensus of what good taste looks like in menswear. His clothes represented an understated elegance including a disdain for anything “over the top.” He also established a limited range of appropriate colors and the color theory for combining them effectively through contrast, something we still do when we pair blue and gray or brown and blue. In later generations, Brummell’s look would evolve into the suit and tie but, more directly, into the sport coat and pants combination, since he preferred not to match his coat with his trousers. The emphasis on neckwear as the ornamental center of attention in a tailored outfit remains with us via the necktie or bow tie. Brummell’s choice of contrasting black and white as he changed from day into evening wear remains the black-tie dress code today. Yet it is perhaps formal morning dress, particularly a morning coat and separate colored trousers with a light-colored vest, that most closely evokes the Regency attire Brummell actually wore.

SRS in a morning coat

Sven Raphael Schneider in morning attire

Many of the behaviors of menswear connoisseurs are also the legacy of Beau Brummell. For one thing, he showed an incredible attention to detail as he dictated how he wanted his clothes to be made–something lovers of bespoke clothes are certainly familiar with–and would go to multiple tailors, each of whom was the best for a different article of clothing. Always displaying a strong cravat game, Brummell time-consuming approach to clothes also applied to his neckwear. It is said that he spent hours adjusting his cravat in front of a mirror to get it just right, arranged in such a way that it looked natural and not overly contrived. In this, he practiced one of the defining aspects of sprezzatura: dedicating a great deal of effort to make something you wear look nonchalant like no effort was required at all. Today, Brummell’s practice of sprezzatura is most often applied to how the contemporary gent should arrange his pocket square to look nonchalant in contrast to the elaborate and affected variations seen online. Indeed, long before the existence of internet tutorials, Brummell’s followers, including the Prince of Wales himself, would gather to watch him go through his dressing routine, undoubtedly voicing their “likes” and imitating his techniques.

Beau Brummell wearing a high cravat

Beau Brummell’s cravat game has translated into the modern pocket square game

Among his Regency-era fanboys, Brummell was known as much for his epigrammatic wit–the tweets of his day–as for his style, and his witty remarks were collected as “Brummellisms.” One, in particular, is often repeated as advice for the current day: “If John Bull [the average Joe] turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable.” This has been taken as a warning against dressing like a Pitti peacock in a style that is mainly meant to be noticed by others, though Brummell’s own fame, ironically, depended on the fact that his mode of dress was noticed. A similar paradox should not be lost in our increasingly casual world either since any well-dressed man is likely to stand out nowadays.

Brummell’s Downfall

Like many modern celebrities, Brummell’s lifestyle was ultimately his downfall. His personality was haughty and his witticisms often acerbic or rude, so they had a great potential to alienate people. As one example, his practice was to sit with his admirers in the bow window (thereafter nicknamed the “Beau window”) at White’s gentleman’s club in London and pass judgment on the style of men passing in the street, behavior that is familiar to anyone who frequents menswear forums or reads Instagram comments. However, Brummell’s tendency to say snarky things eventually alienated the Prince of Wales, whom he called “fat” when he didn’t recognize him at a masquerade ball.

The future George IV

A caricature of the Prince of Wales, known for his decadence and obesity.

In actuality, Brummell was unaffected by loss of Prince’s friendship but was instead ruined by a gambling habit. He had always lived an extravagant life that required considerable expense. Membership in the Tenth Regiment was a costly affair, as soldiers had to pay for their own elaborate uniforms, horses, and frequent mess hall banquets. In order to remain well dressed, Brummell also claimed to require at least £800 per year (roughly £67,000), and, in addition to this, he amassed sizable gambling debts. He would lose £10,000 in a night, one source reporting he had debts of more than £600,000 (20 times his original inheritance). Facing numerous creditors, Brummell fled England for Calais in 1816. At this time, he was already suffering from the symptoms of syphilis that he may have contracted while living the high life in London. Eventually, he regained favor with the now King George IV and was granted the position of consul at Caen, which enabled him to begin paying off his debts. Unfortunately, the position, which paid a mere £800 per year. was eliminated after the king’s death, and Brummell found himself first in debtor’s prison and then in a sanitarium where he died, insane, from the symptoms of his sexually transmitted disease. The passing of the once most famous man in England went largely unnoticed.

Beau Brummell as an Old Man

Purportedly a self-portrait by Brummell of himself as an older man.

His Legacy

Since his demise, Brummell’s legacy has been subject equally to admiration and ridicule. During the Victorian era, his life was sanitized and various apocryphal sayings and exaggerated practices were attributed to him, but his witticisms were also famously mocked by William Hazlitt for being truly witless and Brummell himself labeled “a splendidly useless human being.” Interestingly, his older brother William lived comfortably as an estate-owner and gentleman without pursuing celebrity though he is essentially forgotten today.

Beau Brummell's Grave

Beau Brummell’s grave in the Protestant Cemetery at Caen still receives regular visitors.

Brummell’s dramatic rise and fall certainly made his life ripe for cinematic treatment, and he has been the subject of several films including one starring Stewart Granger and Elizabeth Taylor in 1954 and a British TV version in 2006. The question of whether Brummell was brilliant or just knew how to get noticed is one that we can ask about social media icons today.

Conclusion

Whatever the case, the fact remains that Beau Brummell was ahead of his time and so many of the things we do as wearers of classic menswear owe a debt to him. What do you think of his style and legacy?


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When The Daily Beast sat down with Jimmy Kimmel for a wide-ranging talk this week, the host joked that the timing of his interview with Tom Arnold Wednesday night “turned out OK.”

That’s because, long before Omarosa Manigault Newman started talking about the alleged tape of Donald Trump using the “N-word,” Arnold had been hyping the very same thing. He even has a new show about it called The Hunt for the Trump Tapes premiering next month on Viceland.

“I don’t think he has the tape, I think he’s heard the tape,” Kimmel told me the day before their interview. “I think if Tom Arnold had that tape we would have heard it within four seconds of him getting it.”

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12 Steps to Take Care of Your Money After Landing Your First Grown-up Job


You did it. You’re free! With a college diploma in your hand, you run out to take the world by storm. It’s time to show everyone just how awesome you can do the adulting thing.

Then the bills start rushing in like your college buddies at a happy hour taco bar.

Getting that first real job might not happen just as you hope. For 2017 Florida State graduate Hannah Bartholomew, the job market wasn’t quite what she had expected.

“They really blow salaries out of proportion in college,” she says. “They really exaggerate what you’ll be making out of college. I had to think, ‘What is the very minimum I can make?’”

So even when you do find a job in your field, you might not be cashing checks as big as you thought.

But you’re in the real world now, and it’s time to give yourself a reality check.

How to Manage Your Finances After You Get a Real Job

Here are a few ideas to start your financial life off on the right foot.

1. Get a Few Bucks for That Futon

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One of the first things you want to do when you get a good job is to upgrade your home, even if it’s still a one-bedroom rental. No more futons and framed Bob Marley posters. You’re ready for a sectional sofa and some real art.

But don’t just shove that stuff into your car and take it to the donation stop. It still has value to somebody. Sell it!

You can sell virtually anything on Letgo. This intuitive app lets you snap a photo and list your item in less than 30 seconds. It removes a lot of the hassle of selling things online, and it’s 100% free to use.

2. Start Budgeting — Without Giving up on Fun

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The dreaded B-word. Budget. It doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. Having a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut out any and all fun things in your life. It just means you are focusing your finances enough to meet your goals.

“When I graduated, honestly, my primary goal was to find a way to support myself and not have to move back in with my parents,” says Bartholomew.

Talk about life goals. We’ve all been there.

If you’re a bit nervous about setting a budget, consider the 50/20/30 budget. It’s easy, and it gives you plenty of wiggle room because, face it, you still want to hit that happy hour taco bar once in a while, right?

Here’s how it works. Every month you set aside:

  • 50% of your income for essentials, like rent or mortgage, groceries, utilities, car insurance and other important bills.
  • 20% for your financial goals, like retirement savings, paying down your college debt or even saving for a home.
  • 30% for your personal spending. These are your funds for dining out, drinks with friends, Netflix, travel, shopping, etc. That’s a pretty big chunk of money you get to play with each month.

The trick to this budget, like any, is to stick to it. You’ll make progress on your financial goals while still having a life.

3. Break up With Your High School Bank

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“The bank that I use is a local credit union that I’ve used my whole life,” says Bartholomew. “Quite honestly, it’s a hassle to switch banks.”

Quick… why do you bank where you bank? Like Hannah, it’s probably because that’s where your family has always done their banking business. But other options offer perks you might not have considered.

Take, for example, the option to get your shiny new paycheck a couple of days early. If that idea sounds good to you, you should check out Chime.

Unlike most banks, this online bank won’t wait until your pay date to get your money. As soon as it receives notification of a direct deposit from your employer, it immediately posts those funds to your account — up to two days before payday.

Who doesn’t want to get paid early?

Opening an account with Chime is free and only takes about five minutes.

4. Take Care of Your Student Loans

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Now that you have your diploma in hand and you’re gainfully employed, you’re going to have to start paying back those student loans.

Ugh.

Do your loans have a good interest rate? Finding a lower rate can help you spend less on interest and pay off those loans faster.

Consider refinancing for a better rate.

An easy way to do this is with LendKey, a service that allows you to quickly browse low-interest loans from credit unions and community banks.

That’s LendKey’s secret sauce. Compared to the big national bank chains, smaller community banks often offer more borrower-friendly loan terms — namely, lower interest rates and more flexibility.

LendKey’s simple, straightforward online platform can help you find and apply for the right loan without visiting a dozen bank branches.

And if you’ve been turned down by other lenders, don’t fret. LendKey has more lenient credit score minimums and income requirements for applicants, so you have a better shot at getting a loan through the company.

Plus, when you’re approved for a loan you applied for through LendKey, you’ll get a $ 100 bonus after the loan is disbursed. That’s a hundred bucks you can put right toward paying down your new, lower-interest student loan. Boom!

5. Pay Attention to This Score (It’s Not a Game)

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Your credit score is important. You’ve heard that. But, now that you’re adulting, it’s time to take it seriously.

Did you know your credit score could be inaccurate? One out of five credit reports have an error, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission.

To keep a closer eye on your credit, get your credit score and a “credit report card” for free from Credit Sesame. It breaks down exactly what’s on your credit report in layman’s terms, how it affects your score and how to address it.

Because it simplifies everything, you should be able to spot any errors. For instance, if you find an “unpaid” credit card that you know you paid, or a bill in collections you know never existed, you can dispute the incorrect information and raise your credit score.

Now that you have a great job, get a handle on your credit score and start making it shine.

6. Pay Your Bills

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Adulting means paying bills. The good news is with your new job, you can afford to pay them. You just need to remember to do it.

How about getting rewards for paying your bills on time?

An app called MoneyLion offers rewards to help you develop healthy financial habits and will literally pay you for logging onto the app.

You can earn points in the rewards program by paying bills on time, connecting your bank account or downloading the mobile app.

You can redeem those points for gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Apple and Walmart.

7. Stop Calling Mom and Dad for Emergency Money

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There might have been a time when you could just pick up the phone and call Mom or Dad when your car went on the fritz or you had to pay for a quick trip to urgent care.

Welcome to the real world. You have a career now, so it’s up to you to prepare for those little life speed bumps with an emergency fund.

An emergency fund should be able to help you out with small emergencies, like a car repair, as well as tougher times, like finding yourself out of work for a bit. A savings account with three to six months of income is typically recommended.

Don’t worry. You don’t need to have it all set right away, but you should set up a plan to start building that fund. Consider it a buffer between you and living in your parents’ basement. Yeah, your old room is now Mom’s she-den. You didn’t know that? Sorry.

8. Start Thinking About Retirement (Yes, Already)

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If you’re just starting out with your 401(k) plan at your new job, do everything you can to put it into high gear. You can really make a difference in these early years.

It takes more than just taking that 3% out of your paycheck, though.

Chances are, your 401(k) could be doing a lot better. Take control with help from Blooom, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that can optimize and monitor your 401(k) for you and keep it speeding toward retirement.

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It’ll even tell you just how much more money your account could earn by the time you want to retire. At your age, you might be able to make a significant difference.

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9. You’re Ready to Invest (No, Really)

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Investing? You’re used to just trying to pay the rent!

It’s OK, you can start small with Acorns. The app lets you stack up change over time with its “round-up” feature. That means if you spend $ 10.23 at the grocery store, 77 cents gets dropped into your Acorns account.

Then, the app does the whole investing thing for you.

The idea is you won’t miss the digital pocket change, and the automatic savings stack up faster than you’d think. For example, we reviewed how Penny Hoarder Dana Sitar was able to save at a rate of $ 420 a year!

At that rate, you could set aside $ 1,000 in about two and a half years — without trying.

The app is $ 1 a month for balances under $ 1 million, and you’ll get a $ 5 bonus when you sign up.

10. Don’t Pay Full Price… Ever

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These days, there is no reason to pay full price for anything… ever. OK, maybe you pay upfront, but you should at least get some money back, right?

One of our favorite ways to save is with Ebates, a cash-back site that rewards you nearly every time you buy something. For example, Ebates gives you 10% cash-back on online purchases at Walmart.

Plus, you’ll get a free $ 10 gift card to Walmart for giving the site a try.

To earn your gift card:

  1. Sign up for Ebates with your email or Facebook account.
  2. Use the Ebates portal the next time you need to buy something. It’s connected to thousands of stores, including Walmart, Amazon and Target. You’ll need to make your first purchase through the site within 90 days and spend at least $ 25.
  3. Your account will be credited with rewards points you can cash in for your $ 10 Walmart gift card.

Seriously, it’s too easy not to use. You’re buying that stuff online anyway so why not get some money back?

11. Deal With the College Credit You Didn’t Want

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A lot of us are being crushed by credit card interest rates north of 20%. It’s OK. It’s the same scoop for a lot of recent grads. If you’re in that boat, consolidation and refinancing might be worth a look.

A good resource is consumer financial technology platform Even Financial, which can help match you with the right personal loan to meet your needs.

Even searches the top online lenders to match you with a personalized loan offer in less than 60 seconds. Its platform can help you borrow up to $ 100,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 4.99% and terms from 24 to 84 months.

You want to keep you college memories forever, not the credit card bills you racked up. A better interest rate will make them disappear like your freshman-year roommate.

12. Figure out Where You Fall on the Adulting Curve

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As Bartholomew took stock of her new situation, she had to keep the big picture in mind.

“I make enough money to pay my bills and to save an acceptable amount of what I make,” she says. “But you think about the American dream of buying a home, owning property or being debt-free… that’s something that comes to mind the most.”

But do you know how your financial plan is stacking up your friends’? Admit it. You want to know. What if your friends or relatives your age a getting out of debt and saving way faster than you?

Status Money is an app that allows you to anonymously compare your financial situation with your peers’ without asking those awkward, prying questions. Tap into this database, and you’ll be able to compare your income, debt, interest rates, credit score, spending… you name it.

By seeing how others are doing, you can see what you need to work on — or where you can sit back a little and just breathe easy.

Now Relax. You’ve Done the Hard Part.

You’re at an exciting point in your life. Landing that first “real” job is fun, but it can also be a little intimidating. Life is going to expect a little more of you now.

By taking a good look at your finances now, you can set yourself up for a great financial future. The toughest part is making the decision to do it.

So now what? Did someone say “taco bar”?

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. He wishes he could send this article back to his 22-year-old self and make him read it. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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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Understanding the Roles of Officers in a Corporation

From an outsider’s perspective, corporations can seem like confusing entities with complicated organizational structures. From shareholders and directors to officers and regular employees, it can be difficult to understand where each role fits and who controls which actions.

One role in particular, the corporate officer, is fundamental to ensuring business runs smoothly. In this post, discover what an officer is and how their role differs from other roles within a corporation.

What is a Corporate Officer?

A corporation is made up of shareholders, directors, and officers. While shareholders fund the corporation and directors make high-level decisions, officers make sure the corporation stays in operation by handling routine business.

In other words, they carry the responsibility of managing day-to-day business for the corporation. This can include maintaining records, hiring and firing, managing finances, delegating tasks, and more. In many cases, corporate officers are the people who hold high-ranking positions within a corporation.

The Types of Corporate Officers

There are a variety of corporate officers, depending on the industry of the corporation, but it is fairly common for corporations to select someone to be the:

  • Chief executive officer (CEO): Also known as the company president, a CEO is typically the highest-ranking employee in a corporation. Traditionally, CEOs lead the other officers and make many of the major final decisions that are required for day-to-day operations.
  • Chief financial officer (CFO): Also known as the company treasurer, a CFO coordinates the company’s finances, including doing financial risk management and reporting profits and losses.
  • Chief operating officer (COO): Also known as the chief operations officer or chief administrative officer (CAO), a COO is responsible for assisting the CEO with the day-to-day management of the corporation.

Other common officer roles include:

  • Chief communications officer (CCO): Sometimes called a public relations officer (PRO), this person handles internal and external company communication, including creating company-wide strategic communication plans.
  • Chief information officer (CIO): This person is responsible for managing information and technology within the corporation.
  • Chief technology officer (CTO): A relatively new role that is similar to a CIO’s role, this person’s job typically involves developing policies and procedures for the company with respect to new technology or engineering.
  • Chief personnel officer (CPO): Sometimes called the chief human resources officer (CHRO), this person looks after the needs of the company’s employees, including handling organizational policy and procedure, ensuring the company complies with labor laws, and more.

Some companies may combine officer roles, such as a COO and a CFO being combined to create a CFOO or chief financial and operating officer. Likewise, other companies may decide to integrate industry-specific officers, like a chief gaming officer (CGO), a common position for computer or video game companies.

The type of officers a corporation appoints can differ depending on how the owners want to organize their corporation, the industry the corporation is in, and more. During the corporation’s annual director’s meeting, directors can modify officer positions to fit the company’s needs using a Director’s Resolution, which means officer roles can grow with the corporation.

Appointing Officers for Your Corporation

While shareholders and directors make large-scale, fundamental decisions for the company, officers focus on daily needs and ensure business runs as expected by overseeing specific areas or departments.

Although corporations can be confusing entities at times, understanding organizational structures can help demystify the concept.

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Watch Exclusive 'Searching' Vignette: We Are What We Hide

Surely it is every parent's worst nightmare for a child to go missing. The nightmare is compounded when the hours stretch into days, without a single lead as to what happened. David Kim (John Cho) is faced with just such a nightmare in Searching when his 16-year-old daughter Margot goes missing. Consumed with desperation, David finally decides to search where no one else has looked: his daughter's laptop.

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8 Gimmicky Beauty Products That Actually Work

How many times have you seen a beauty blogger rave about a new product and instantly purchased it — only to find out later that it didn’t live up to the hype? With beauty brands constantly vying to own the next breakthrough product or technology, many innovations seem too good to be true (and sometimes are).

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars trying products that don’t deliver, you’ve got us. From reusable manicures that claim to be non-damaging yet resilient to “hair water” that can help you after you’ve screwed up your style, here are eight products with radical claims that actually work.

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Trump revokes ex-CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, reading a statement from President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance has been revoked.


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#Resistance Twitter Star Seth Abramson Wants to Turn His Threads Into a Book

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Over the past two years, New Hampshire professor and writer Seth Abramson has cultivated a #resistance Twitter following of more than 500,000 by posting lengthy threads prognosticating about the direction of the investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

And now, following in the footsteps of other #resistance heroes, he’s looking to leverage his Twitter fame to get into a new line of business. In his case, he’s shopping a book.

“People have been blindsided by the Trump phenomenon,” explained Aram Sinnreich, a media studies professor at American University. “They need an explanation to help them deal” with the current political climate, he added. And so popular pundits look to cash in on that need.

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Kris Jenner Says She Loves Kanye Despite Him Wanting to Smash Kim’s Sisters

Kris Jenner still loves Kanye West … even if he does fantasize about getting with her daughters, despite being married to Kim. We got Kris and her mom leaving Nate’n Al deli in Beverly Hills Wednesday, and asked if she has any thoughts on…

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Amal and George Clooney might be going to two royal weddings this year

Wait, what?

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2018 is undoubtedly the year of royal weddings, with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tying the knot in May and Princess Eugenie set to wed her partner Jack Brooksbank in October.

While the millennial couples are reported to be very close – living just a stone’s throw from each other in Kensington Palace, sharing a wedding year is undoubtedly making them even closer, with Princess Eugenie reportedly taking a few leaves out of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s book.

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Both weddings share St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, as a venue and both incorporate environmentally friendly details, but it’s the guest list that really shows their similarities, with both couples inviting members of the public to attend inside the Precints of Windsor Castle.

And it doesn’t stop there – both weddings are set to be A-list, with Harry and Meghan’s going down as one of the most star-studded in history.

So who are the famous faces we can expect to see in the pews at Eugenie and Jack’s October wedding?

Well, James Blunt, Pippa Middleton, Jack Whitehall, Jimmy Carr and Cara Delevingne to name a few. There were even rumours at one point that Ellie Goulding might be a bridesmaid.

But it’s Amal and George Clooney that everyone has been talking about this week, with the previous attendees at Harry and Meghan’s wedding rumoured to be making a return to St George’s Chapel for Eugenie’s nuptials.

But how do the A-list couple know the royals? Well, it’s actually Groom-to-be Jack Brooksbank that boasts the celebrity connection.

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Jack is actually an ambassador for George and Rande Gerber’s company, Casamigos Tequila, in the UK.

The best news? You might actually be able to attend alongside Amal and George.

So if you missed an invitation to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, here’s hoping you’re in luck with Princess Eugenie’s.

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SEE IT: Man hops zoo fence to smack hippo’s butt

A fence-hopping hippo butt smacker is still at large.

The identity of a man who snuck into a hippopotamus exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo last week is still unknown, L.A. police told the Daily News Wednesday.

Detectives took a trespassing report Monday after video of the incident surfaced online…

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The hacker who helped leak nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton has asked the judge for a shorter sentence because he’s “already suffered enough”

OHMYGOSSIP — The hacker who helped leak nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton has asked the judge for a shorter sentence because he’s “already suffered enough.”
George Garofano – who arranged a phishing scheme with other people to obtain the passwords and usernames of over 240 iCloud accounts – filed documents in his criminal case this week asking the judge to give him a short prison sentence followed by home detention after prosecutors recommended 10-16 months behind bars.
Garofano has argued that the crime took place at the end of his senior year of college and, although he should’ve known better, he feels deep “remorse” for those affected.
He said in the legal papers: “It was not only illegal, but morally wrong, and it will take me a while to forgive myself for this, and I am disappointed in myself for anyone that I hurt, the victims, my family, and my friends. I feel remorse for anyone that could have been affected by this on any scale, public or private. It is a part of my life that I will always regret, as it has never been a reflection of who I am as an individual.”
He then went on to argue that he has enjoyed a “middle-class upbringing in a stable home with both of his parents” and has never got in trouble with the law until now.
His lawyer added: “Of course, he was old enough to know better even back then, that the conduct he was engaging in was wrong.
“But he now stands before the Court having matured, accepting responsibility or his actions and not having been in trouble with the law since.”
Twenty-six-year-old Garofano – who has completed an outpatient treatment programme – accepts that the felony conviction will be carried with him for his life.
Garofano was just one of the four hackers charged over the ‘Celebgate’ – which saw explicit photos of numerous celebrities leaked on Reddit – in 2014.
Back in April, he pleaded guilty to one count of unauthorised access to a protected computer to obtain information and was release on a $ 50,000 bond.
According to the documents, obtained by The Blast, his lawyer has argued that his client played a small role in the scheme and was not the mastermind behind it.
He will be sentenced later this month.

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NASA Is Giving a Few a Chance to Design Homes On Mars

Mars, which may or may not have life on it, may be getting a few creatively designed homes.

NASA has chosen five winners to create innovative 3-D printed homes for human visitors to the red planet. Since the first phase of the $ 3.15 million competition kicked off in 2014, 18 teams have worked to print virtual models of an environmentally-conscious Mars house that could be built using recycled material and “indigenous resources” like Martian rocks or nearby debris.

According to Quartz, each of the five winners received around $ 20,000 for their designs.

“We are thrilled to see the success of this diverse group of teams that have approached this competition in their own unique styles,” said Monsi Roman, program manager for NASA’s Centennial Challenges. “They are not just designing structures, they are designing habitats that will allow our space explorers to live and work on other planets.”

According to Roman, the first extraterrestrial 3-D printed house could be ready “somewhere around late 2030.”

In the next and final stage of the competition, NASA will challenge the remaining competitors to focus on building the robot that could autonomously print part of the design. The final winner will get $ 2 million in prize money.

“We are excited to see their designs come to life as the competition moves forward,” said Roman.

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How to Get Your Style Groove Back

how to get your style groove backSo here’s something we haven’t talked about in a thousand years: how to reassess your personal style and, if necessary, get your style groove back. Some fun things we’ve discussed in the past include where to start when you need style inspiration, the weekend you vs. the weekday you, how to cultivate style (vs. following trends), “next step” brands (as in, I’ve graduated from Express — what’s next?) and, many moons ago, how to revamp your entire wardrobe.

I’m going through a bit of this right now myself. This is how I’m trying to get out of my style rut, but I’d love to hear your tips as well!

1) Assess what’s working. For example, you may have a great uniform right now that works — like black tops and gray pants — and you’re just looking to mix it up a little without throwing out your entire wardrobe.

2) Assess where you want to go — and what’s stopping you now. For example, if you’re not a fan of ironing, the starched-blouse-Carolina Herrera/Arianna Huffington look is not for you. But you could add an academic look by wearing collared dickeys beneath sweaters, or replace the idea of a collar with a prominent necklace, worn with an opaque white tee.

3) Retrain your brain, if necessary. For example, maybe you don’t like the look of flats with skirts and dresses, but you ALSO don’t like to wear heels. This doesn’t necessarily mean that skirts and dresses are out for you, just that you have to educate yourself on how people are wearing them. On a related note, this may also be necessary if you’re thinking to yourself, “I wore _[trend]_ when it came around the first time and I won’t be caught DEAD in it again!” If we’re talking about Hammer pants, OK. But bootcuts — or leggings — or duster coats — or plaid — there are a lot of things that feel “trendy” but are just cyclical and come back in style again and again. The people who make the clothes are savvy enough to make the styles different by just a bit — the cuts are just sliiiightly different and the ways they can be worn tend to be different.

4) Get Pinning. I know, if you were in it to win it in 2013 or so with Pinterest, it may seem to be waning in its current iteration, but I really do think that this is where Pinterest excels. (Have you stopped by our Pinterest boards lately for some inspiration?) I’m pinning:

  • outfits I like
  • body twins where I like THEIR outfit (As I’ve noted before, my hourglass shape has turned more apple over the years, and it’s so difficult to find celebrity or blogger inspiration where they don’t look winched into Spanx.)
  • outfits that challenge me — sometimes I look at an outfit and think NOPE, not for me, next — and other times it’s a bit more puzzling whether it is or isn’t for me. I find that if I pin the look after four or five visits, I can put my finger more precisely on what I do or don’t like (the shoes, the lines, the pattern) and how I might want to try the look for myself.

5) Start trying things on! Shopping, thrifting, clothes swaps… they’re all good. If you have similar-sized friends, try to do a closet declutter event at the same time. Services like Stitch Fix can also be great because they can force you to try new things that are a little bit outside your comfort zone. (I would also say that our four-week work outfit challenge might be great here — lots of workwear inspiration and ideas!)

Ladies, what are your thoughts on style ruts? Have you been in one recently? What did you do to get your style groove back? How often do you reassess your personal style?

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If you've gotten into a rut with your personal style, it can seem daunting -- but we've rounded up our best tips for how to get your style groove back!

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Thinx Creates Period-Proof Underwear for Teens, Tweens

Thinx is expanding its consumer base.
The period-proof underwear line is introducing Thinx (Btwn), a brand targeting teens and tweens, ages nine through 16, who are just learning about and experiencing their periods.
“The first few years of having a period can be challenging for tweens, teens and their parents. Our customers have repeatedly requested a product designed for young people with periods, and we listened,” said Maria Molland, chief executive officer of Thinx. “With the launch of Thinx (Btwn), parents have the opportunity to help ease their tween and teen into period management by providing an easy-to-use and eco-friendly solution to what can be a stressful time.”

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The collection features the same Thinx technology that absorbs and prevents leaks. It’s made from organic cotton and comes in three colors — Beet Juice, Let’s Polka! and Tidal Wave — and three silhouettes — shorty, bikini and brief. Each silhouette’s packaging features a period mascot that educates teens on the different phases of menstruating. They include a horse, which is featured on the shorty silhouette box that’s meant to signify “Enjoy the ride”; a cat is placed on the bikini packaging, which identifies “stay curious,” and a sloth is on the brief packaging,

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