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As Rohingya refugees continue to flee from persecution, here’s how you can help

More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes since August to escape systematic violence at the hands of government soldiers in Myanmar. The U.N. has called the actions taken by Myanmar forces against the group “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”

A report released by Amnesty International on Wednesday documents widespread rape, killings and burnings of Rohingya across the Rakhine State in Myanmar. The report includes extensive interviews of Rohingya refugees who tell stories of live burnings, sexual violence and mass shootings at the hands of soldiers.

To escape persecution, Rohingya refugees are fleeing in droves to neighboring Bangladesh, a country described by some as a reluctant host for the thousands of refugees behind its borders. Conditions within Bangladesh show refugee camps beyond capacity, as organizations struggle to keep up with humanitarian aid.

Find out more: Rohingya Muslims have been denied citizenship in Myanmar since 1982, though they’ve lived in the area since the 12th century. They are not considered one of the country’s official ethnic groups. As such, their lack of official identity bars them from government services and travel.

Officials from Myanmar, a majority Buddhist state, claim Rohingya are actually immigrants from Bangladesh to justify their exclusion of the group. This most recent burst of violence comes from Myanmar’s crackdown following clashes with the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA). After the government declared ARSA a terrorist organization, the retaliation escalated into hundreds of Rohingya villages.

Where to give: BRAC, a top-ranked NGO based out of Bangladesh, is scaling up humanitarian efforts for clean water, health, sanitation and child care for refugees from Myanmar. You can learn more about their efforts here.

An emergency appeal was made by the Disasters Emergency Committee for immediate crisis relief funds. DEC distributes funds to 13 member aid organizations.
UNHCR, UNICEF and Save the Children have donation pages dedicated to the crisis, as does the International Rescue Committee. CNN’s Public Good page provides a user-friendly resource to find NGOs that match your giving goals.

To give to starvation relief, try Action Against Hunger or the World Food Programme.

Be sure to research organizations receiving your financial contributions, not only to find the best organization aligned with your goals, but also to avoid potential scams. For the latest information on aid organizations and charities, visit GuideStar or Charity Navigator to ensure your donations are going in the right direction.

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Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Says She Was Abused by Team Doctor Larry Nassar

Gabrielle Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist, said that national team doctor Larry Nassar had abused her.

The revelation came in a lengthy statement on Instagram in response to a flood of criticism surrounding comments she made in the aftermath of teammate Aly Raisman’s tweet denouncing victim-shaming.

Raisman had recently said that she had been sexually abused by Nassar. A month earlier, another 2012 teammate, McKayla Maroney, also said that she had been sexually abused by Nassar.

Soon after Raisman posted on how victim shaming is wrong, Douglas responded with a now-deleted tweet said that “It is our responsibility as women to dress modestly and be classy. Dressing in a provocative/sexy way entices the wrong crowd.”

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Social media backlash immediately followed, and reigning Olympic all-around champion Simone Biles also joined in, tweeting “shocks me that I’m seeing this but it doesn’t surprise me…honestly seeing this bring me to tears bc as your teammate I expected more from you & to support her.”

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Douglas issued an apology, hash tagging it #metoo, the tag used for victims of sexual abuse coming forward following revelations that powerful producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed multiple women. But Douglas felt the need to explain her comment further. In her latest apology, Douglas alluded to sexual abuse by Nassar. “I didn’t view my comments as victim shaming because I know that no matter what you wear it NEVER gives anyone the right to harass or abuse you. It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn’t publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful. I wholeheartedly support my teammates for coming forward with what happened to them.”

A representative for Douglas confirmed to USA Today that she was accusing Nassar of abusing her.

Douglas went on to explain that her initial comments were made after attending an event with children and young adults and that “It’s very humbling when many people look up to you as an example. I take my job as a role model very seriously and I always want to do my best to represent all the best qualities that a role model should embody. I admit there are times that I fall short.”

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Douglas makes it clear that she does not support victim-shaming, saying “I understand that many of you didn’t know what I was dealing with, but it is important to me that you at least know this. I do not advocate victim shaming /blaming in any way, shape or form! I will also never support attacking or bullying anyone on social media or anywhere else.”

Nassar was the USA Gymnastics national team doctor for 29 years, and was also employed by Michigan State University. He resigned from USA Gymnastics in 2015 and was fired from MSU in 2016. He is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for federal child pornography charges and faces hundreds of lawsuits by gymnasts and MSU athletes for sexual abuse.


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The countries with the best beaches

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The world has so much diversity, and you want to experience different climates and geography for your vacations. But, the fact is that sometimes it’s great to just lie on a beautiful beach, and soak up some rays, with the salt wind from the sea blowing overhead, and the waves crashing in the distance. Even busy and crowded beaches can be appealing because of what they offer us as people.

If you’re not into beaches this list probably won’t do anything for you, but, if you like the feel of warm golden sand between your toes, and you want to know about some of the best beaches in the world, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve searched high and low, and managed to compile this list of countries that offer the best beaches in the world. Happy trails!

Greece

Quickly becoming one of the top travel destinations in Europe, Greece is the perfect place to escape to if you’re looking for the ideal beach vacation. The country has some exquisite beaches beneath its exotic, Mediterranean sun. And, there are plenty of different paradises to choose from. If you want somewhere beautiful and serene, you might consider Egremni in Lefkada, a huge beach that’s never crowded. If you want a more well-known beach, head for Myrtos in Kefalonia – it actually appeared in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Indonesia

Indonesia has so much great choice when you’re looking for stunning beaches. And nowhere in the country is better for this than Bali. Head for the island destination, and check out the picture postcard beaches they offer here. Secret Point is one of Bali’s best-kept secrets and a beautifully remote sandy beach. Tucked away in between some jagged, jutting cliffs, the amazing beach is ideal for surfing, or even just chilling out when the tide is low. We would also recommend you head to the Jember district, and check out the jaw-dropping Papuma Beach – one of the most stunning we’ve ever seen.

Australia

We are so envious of the Aussies and their amazing climate – it must be great to be able to go to the beach whenever you like! There’s no doubting that Australia has some of the world’s most incredible beaches. Of course, there is the obvious Bondi Beach – one of the best and most popular beaches in the world. But, if you want to find somewhere a little less busy and crawling with tourists, we suggest you check out Bailey Beach, a hidden beach in Perth, and one of the genuine highlights of the city.

Mauritius

If you fancy some tropical luxury, you need to head for the island of Mauritius and be sure you check out the stunning beaches there. The surrounding Indian Ocean makes for the perfect backdrop to this stunning island and helps make Mauritius one of the top beach destinations in the world. There are so many amazing beaches here that you are almost spoilt for choice. But, if we were going to recommend some, we would choose Trou aux Biches – ideal for swimming, and the glorious Belle Mare Plage.

There are so many stunning places around the world that have incredible beaches. So you do have a lot of choice, and you probably won’t struggle to find something within your budget range. These countries represent some of the best nations for beaches on the planet, and we insist you go visit them!

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10 Must-Have Gifts for Marvel Fans

With hundreds of comic books, movies, television shows, and games being released each year, Marvel reigns supreme. This year saw the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Punisher, Runaways, Secret Empire, Marvel Legacy and more. Do any of these properties make good gifts? You bet!

It’s likely that you have at least one Marvel lover in your life. Rest easy and let us help take care of your shopping with this handy Marvel gift guide. These gift ideas are organized by price, ranging from lowest to highest. The prices may change, depending on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and holiday sales. Happy shopping!

Jessica Jones Pop! ($ 10.90)



This summer Jessica Jones put her detective skills to work to uncover a wicked plot against New York City. She used her information to help Luke Cage, Daredevil and Iron Fist expose the inner workings of the villainous Hand. Together they formed The Defenders, Marvel’s street-level version of The Avengers. Jessica’s addition to the team provided lots of levity and humor, as well as additional muscle. Gift this Funko Pop! to anyone who loves this trash talking but good natured private eye and Marvel hero.


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Groovin’ Groot Musical Ornament ($ 17.95)



Baby Groot is easily the cutest character in the Marvel Universe. His dance moves at the beginning of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 this summer completely stole the show. Baby Groot will be the perfect addition to your Marvel lover’s tree this Christmas, especially since this Hallmark ornament plays music — Flash Light by Parliament to be exact!


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Avengers Assemble Pin Trading Set ($ 32.95)



If your friend or loved one is a Disney pin collector, likes to wear pins on his or her bags or jackets, pick this Avengers Assemble set up for them. The set comes with six pins: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Nick Fury, The Hulk, and Hawkeye. You could also divide the gifts amongst six friends who could all assemble for a movie night, a convention or a day at Disney Parks!


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Spider-Man: Homecoming Limited Edition Gift Box ($ 34.96)



Peter Parker swung into our hearts this summer in his solo film Spider-Man: Homecoming. His easy going manner and commitment to be a hero, despite his young age, is an admirable trait. This limited edition set comes with: Spider-Man: Homecoming on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital, two pairs of Spider-Man socks, a Spider-Man comic, a Spidey pin and an exclusive Funko Pop! with Spider-Man reading upside down. This gift set is originally priced at $ 79.99 but is currently on pre-order at 50% off. Quite a Spidey steal!


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Marvel Legends Thor: Ragnarok Thor & Valkyrie Set ($ 39.99)



Thor and Valkyrie kicked some major butt in Thor: Ragnarok. Together they saved Asgard’s people and found a creative way to defeat Hela. They surely made a humorous pair when Valkyrie sold Thor to fight in the Grandmaster‘s contest of champions on Sakaar. If you have a toy collector in your life or even a young Marvel fan, gift them this awesome Marvel Legends 2-pack.


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Captain America Herringbone Backpack ($ 54.99)



Outfit your favorite Marvel fan with this stunning utility backpack that’s designed to resemble Captain America‘s patriotic uniform. Captain America may not have been in any Marvel movies this year (it’s true) but we will see him this spring in Avengers: Infinity War. This backpack has lots of pockets and would look great at school, at work and at any convention.


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LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Deluxe ($ 74.99)



LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is finally here! This game was recently rated 4/5 by FANDOM for it’s quality content, humor, number of characters. This specific deluxe version comes with a special Hank Pym Giant Man LEGO figure, as well as early access to Guardians of the Galaxy characters, a season pass and comic art poster. This is the perfect gift for the Marvel gamer in your life. It’s available on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.


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Marvel Unlimited Plus Subscription ($ 99.99)



Comics can get expensive, especially if you want to back read past issues like Civil War I, Infinity Gauntlet, or X-Men classics. The best way to help the Marvel lover in your life stay up to date on his or her favorite comic issues is with Marvel Unlimited. It carries over 20,000 digital comics, including popular issues up to six months old. The usual plan is $ 10.00/month but the Unlimited Plus package comes with a Marvel Legends Tony Stark figure, a Thanos patch, a Captain America and Spider-Man pin set, merchandise discounts, exclusive event invites and works out to only $ 8.25/month.


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Marvel Thor Hammer Tool Set ($ 99.99)



Tell the craftsman or craftswoman in your life that he or she is worthy with this nifty tool kit in the shape of Thor’s trusty hammer, Mjolnir. This tool kit contains 44-items, ranging from a Norse-carved hammer, a measuring tape, a level, a screw driver, a wrench and a variety of accessories tool bits. Like Korg said in Ragnarok, anything can last if the foundations are built up strong *wink*.


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MCU: Phase Two Blu-ray Set ($ 224.99)



This 13-disc set is a must have gift for the Marvel fan in your life. This set contains all six films in Marvel’s Phase 2: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man in both blu-ray and 3-D blu-ray versions. It also comes with an exclusive disc of extras, an envelope full of film-related documents and the Orb from Morag (which we know now is an infinity stone.) It also comes with digital copies of the films and a snazy display for the discs and the Orb.


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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend expecting second child

OHMYGOSSIP — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their second child.
The ‘Sports Illustrated’ star and the ‘All Of Me’ hitmaker have taken to Instagram to reveal they are adding to their family.
In a video posted to Instagram, Chrissy points at her stomach and asks her daughter: “Luna, what’s in here?” to which the little girl replies, “Baby!”
The couple – who already have daughter 19-month-old daughter Luna – have made no secret of the fact they want more kids.
Chrissy had previously revealed she would love to be “pregnant for the rest of her life”.
She shared: “I feel good, I feel good, we’re still trying … I’m going for I mean hopefully in the next few years because for me I really want to just knock ’em out. That’s my dream, I want to just be pregnant kind of for the rest of my life. Not for the rest of my life, but the rest of my fertile life. So we’ll see.”
Whilst John added: “We want more, we’ll hopefully have another one in the near future. We’re working on it.”
And Chrissy “cannot wait” to have a bigger family as she loves being a mother to Luna.
She shared: “I probably think about it more than anybody. I cannot wait to have the biggest family. Everybody is curious. They’re like, ‘When are you going to do it? When are you going to do it? When’s the process going to start?’
“It’s so fun absorbing baby Luna right now. I think I’m enjoying my time absorbing and seeing everything – all her new little steps and new moments – and being there for them …
“Every day it’s something new with her. More than anything, I love seeing her little palette. She will eat anything and everything. I just think it’s so fascinating. You give her the whisk and she knows exactly what to do the second you teach her. It’s really cute.”

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Halo is a cute, aesthetic phone stand that doubles as a charger. It is completely made of wood, for minimalists who appreciate a more natural look for their phone accessories. It comes as either a wireless or a wire phone charger, but it’s similar to a charging pad. It has a suction cup so it sticks to any surface as well.  Read more…

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PISMO BEACH PIER, Pismo Beach, California/USA (Sunday, November 19, 2017) – Finals of the World Surf League (WSL) Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) Pismo Beach Open QS1,000 presented by Dignity Health has been called ON for 7:30 a.m. PDT start. Continued small swell offers two, occasional plus, foot swell for competitors to vie for the inaugural win at Pismo Beach. The North America QS Regional Champion will also be crowned by day’s end with a few surfers on hand to claim the title.
“It’s an exciting day for everyone here with the first-ever winner of Pismo and our Regional Title on the line,” North America Tour Manager Brian Robbins said. “We’re getting started at 7:30 a.m. this morning since we had to stop early yesterday and there’s still some opportunity out there with the higher tide. It should be a great day to close out the event and also our regional schedule so we’re looking forward to another big day. Good luck to all our competitors.”

Up-and-coming talent Taro Watanabe (USA) kicks off the action against Gabriel Morvil (USA), Jeremy Carter (USA) and Taylor Clark (USA) in Round Four Heat 1.

Round Four Heat 2 will have Hawaiian Ian Gentil (HAW) take on 15-year-old upstart Kade Matson (USA), Costa Rican Anthony Fillingim (USA) and an in-form Elijah Fox (HAW).

A stacked Round Four Heat 3 features defending North America QS Regional Champion Kilian Garland (USA) pitted against former Championship Tour (CT) competitor Nathaniel Curran (USA), along with QS veteran Cory Arrambide (USA) and Brazilian Pedro Todaro (BRA).

Round Four action wraps as Cole Houshmand (USA) will face Ben Coffey (USA), current North America. No. 3 Jordy Collins (USA) and Derek Peters (USA).

Tune in LIVE at www.worldsurfleague.com and see who takes a win at the first-ever Pismo Beach Open QS1,000 presented by Dignity Health.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Wed in the Summer

Meghan Markle finished filming her final episode of Suits in Toronto on November 17. Now on to her next job: planning a royal a wedding. 

Though the 36-year-old actress and Prince Harry, who commissioned a ring for Markle using diamonds from a brooch that once belonged to his mom, Princess Diana, have yet to announce their engagement, a date has been set. “It will definitely be a summer wedding,” a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

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Markle, who just moved out of her Toronto apartment, will reside in Harry’s two-bedroom Nottingham Cottage, already outfitted with the plants and candles she started bringing in to decorate the place last spring. “There are are no plans for them to live separately,” a friend of Markle’s tells the magazine. “Meghan will move right in.”

Her future brother-and-sister-in-law, Prince William and Duchess Kate, are a short walk away if she has any questions. “You can’t trust anyone more than family,” a source tells Us, “so it’s no surprise Harry wants them to help make this transition easy for Meghan.”

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Expect an engagement announcement from Markle and Harry, 33, early in the new year. An insider says the official proclamation — including a photo call at Kensington Palace and a syndicated TV interview — “will likely be some time in January. It gives Meghan some to get settled and will be a great start to 2018.”

By late June, says another source, Markle —  previously wed to talent manager Trevor Engelson from to 2011 to 2013 — will become Harry’s bride. “With Suits over, so so is her life in Toronto,” says a friend of Markle’s. “But she’s really excited about starting a new chapter with Harry.”

For more on Markle and Prince Harry’s engagement and wedding plans, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now.

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Francesca Leoni has been named to the newly created role of senior vice president, chief brand officer of the Michael Kors brand at Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., the global fashion luxury group.
She reports to John D. Idol, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Leoni will be joining Kors on Feb. 5.
Since 2010, Leoni has been the worldwide communications director at Valentino in Rome. In this role, she was responsible for the development and implementation of all global communications initiatives and events, including public relations and marketing. From 2005 to 2010, she was the worldwide p.r. and events director for Bulgari, and from 2000 to 2005, she was senior director, public relations and cultural events for Hermès. She has also held public relations roles at Malo.
“Francesca is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Michael Kors. “She has tremendous experience in the communications and marketing arena with luxury brands, and is the ideal choice to communicate the company’s vision, drive collaboration and inspire our global consumers.”
Idol added that he was excited to have someone with Leoni’s global expertise and business acumen with luxury brands join Kors. “She has an outstanding track record developing strategic communications and marketing in the fashion

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Kim Kardashian Says She’s Phoned Her Lawyers for Cyntoia Brown

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Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to speak out against the injustice haunting former child sex slave Cyntoia Brown. By the time she was 16 years old, Brown had been repeatedly raped, beaten and held at gunpoint as a victim of sex trafficking. One fateful encounter with a Nashville realtor would lead her to the prospect of lifelong imprisonment.

In 2004, Brown shot and killed 43-year-old Johnny Allen who bought the then-teenager for sex. Brown said she killed Allen out of fear of his past as a sharpshooter in the military, multiple guns she saw in his home and his unsettling demeanor. She is now facing a minimum of 51 years in prison.

On Thursday, Brown’s tragic story resurged into the limelight. Her repeat victimization at the hands of her former pimp, sexual predators and eventually, the justice system hasn’t been sitting well with anyone.

In addition to Rihanna and rapper T.I. who spoke out against Brown’s imprisonment on Monday night, Kim Kardashian has also weighed in. Not only did the 37-year-old admit to being appalled by the travesty of injustice on Tuesday, she said she already called on her lawyers to take action on behalf of Brown, who is now 29 years old.

A petition has been created to free Brown from prison via MoveOn Petitions. If enough signatures are accumulated, it will be delivered to the U.S. Congress.

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Eva Marcille Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby Boy with Boyfriend Michael Sterling: ‘It Was Very Unexpected’

Eva Marcille’s 2017 keeps getting better.

After it was announced earlier this year that she joined the cast of Bravo’s ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ Eva has announced she’s expecting her second child — a boy!

Her new bundle of joy will be her first child with boyfriend Michael Sterling. Eva has a daughter, 3-year-old Marley, with ex-boyfriend Kevin McCall.

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“I said, ‘Marley, would you like to have a little brother or sister?’ And she said, ‘Yes, Mom, but you know what? Maybe a baby brother. Make it a brother,’ ” the 33-year-old mom-to-be recalls of the sweet conversation between herself and her little girl.

“I thought that was adorable, but at the time, I had no idea what I was having, so my fear [about] this extremely expressive and outgoing young girl [was] if this baby came out to be a little girl, that might not be a great situation for Marley,” adds Marcille with a laugh.

“However, I found out soon after that I was having a boy, and I felt like she willed it in her favor. I’m beyond elated to be having a boy.”

Marcille tells PEOPLE the baby news was “kind of a surprise” to her.

“My body felt super weird. I didn’t know what was going on,” she says. “I went to the doctor and because of my symptoms, he decided to do an ultrasound to see if I had any cysts or tumors or fibroids or things of that nature.”

“He did an ultrasound and lo and behold, we were seven and a half weeks pregnant,” Marcille continues. “I was like, ‘What?!’ I was expecting the worst only to find out I was carrying a life. It was crazy.”

And her reaction upon finding out? “I was shocked and terrified all at the same time,” she admits. “It was not planned — it was very unexpected, and [Michael] was in the middle of this mayoral campaign where being pregnant was not a part of the agenda.”

Opposites attract for the star and her beau, whom Marcille describes to PEOPLE as “an extremely even-keeled guy” who could “be in the middle of Y2K and still would not be excited at all” — as opposed to her own personality (“I emote for everything”).

So while it took a little while for Sterling to process the news, he was eventually overjoyed. “When I initially told him, he was like, ‘Oh, okay,’ and I could tell he was surprised and didn’t want to overreact or react in a way that he would regret or that would scare me,” she explains.

“A few days later, like the lawyer he is, he took an opportunity to assess the situation and think it through and analyze,” Marcille continues. “We talked about it again, and he was excited. Which was a huge relief to me — excitement is what we want.”

Marcille recalls her first-trimester morning sickness and tells PEOPLE her current big cravings are apples and pickles, even on the go.

And the couple already have a name picked out — though it wasn’t of Marcille’s choosing. “I was thinking about naming him after my grandfather, whose name is Major,” she says, noting that her daughter was named for Bob Marley. “It’s a way to keep his name and his spirit alive and bring it into our family.”

But the dad-to-be is getting his mini-me this time around: Michael Todd Sterling Jr. “Also known as Mikey — that’s what Marley calls him,” says Marcille of her son on the way. “We have a junior, which is kind of terrifying to me because Michael is the most ambitious person I’ve ever met.”

“So for our son to now have to live up to his dad, it lets me know that there is a great promise on his life, but it’s also terrifying because he has so much to live up to,” she continues.

Congrats to Eva and Michael!

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Etro re-created an Eastern wonderland for pre-fall. The brand’s signature luxury nomadic spirit was given added charm via Far East iconography, echoed in the collection’s mix of graphics and patterns.
Tapestries, chinosoiries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large inspired both the floral and graphic prints and the jacquard motifs. Kimono-like robe coats came in opulent brocades trimmed with mink fur, while asymmetric draped dresses were realized in lightweight textured silk.
The decorative attitude of the lineup, enhanced by the rich color palette, was balanced by sophisticated city staples injected with a subtle Seventies vibe. These included an orange peacoat worn with denim pants featuring a beaded side decor, as well as a pajama set in a joyful and colorful floral print matched with a printed sports bra, which introduced a touch of contemporary athleticism.

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3 Common Customer Problems Faced by Home Improvement Professionals

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As a home improvement professional, you know that every contractor/client relationship is different. Part of the sales process is finding clients, and determining what they want from you and how you can work together to make their dreams a reality. Unfortunately, sometimes things aren’t as easy as they might seem. Here are some of the most common customer problems faced by home improvement professionals like you—and a few ways you can solve them.

Poor communication

This is one of the biggest barriers to a successful home improvement project, whether on the end of either the professional or the client. A lack of communication can be a result of any number of factors, and it can lead to further problems later on down the line (such as unhappiness with an end product, unhealthy client/pro relationships, and negative reviews). This is why nipping any communication problems in the bud is essential for home improvement professionals.

To keep the lines of communication open on your end, follow a few simple steps:

1) Let customers know you’re always available to chat or answer questions.

  • Keep a separate business phone and email address to deal with client queries.

2) Regularly update your social media accounts.

  • Facebook is particularly useful for contractor/client relationships as it’s the quickest method of getting in touch.
  • To further streamline the process, you can use a social media aggregate tool such as Buffer or Amplifr to schedule posts and access all your accounts from one place.

3) Be clear about your clients’ needs/desires/budgets.

  • Make sure to explain your processes, fees, and any policies you have in place for overrunning on timescales or budgets
  • If possible, get any agreements in writing so you have proof of your communication

Unrealistic expectations

It can be easy to get carried away with fantastic ideas and sky-high budget remodels, but for most homeowners, it’s essential to remain realistic. Make sure your clients are aware of exactly what you’re able to provide with their given budget from the very beginning.

The same goes for materials, furnishings, and design styles. Communication is crucial here, so make sure you’re crystal clear about the limitations of their proposed budget to ensure there are no unhappy surprises once the project is complete. Keeping hard copies of your business’ pricing policy and service lists is good practice, but any successful home improvement business also needs to stay current online. To avoid any confusion, make sure update your website and social media accounts on a regular basis to reflect your current offerings and pricing structures.

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Customer dissatisfaction

Customers, like the rest of us, can be fickle and change their minds at any stage of the building process. Understandably, this is frustrating after you’ve spent time and money perfecting a product or service for your clients. But be warned, because the way you handle customer dissatisfaction will have a lasting effect for your business. If communication is strong (see above), you should feel comfortable enough talking to your customer about the elements of the building project that they are unhappy with so that you can come to an agreed-upon resolution. Compromise is inevitable, so you need to be flexible and change some of your expectations in order to make your clients happy.

However, there are also times when nothing you do or say will change their minds, so knowing when to cut your losses is just as important as well. Just remember that everything you do, say, and write can be accessed by your clients, so keeping a positive and professional attitude about it will only help your case.

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Don’t Go Shopping: 12 Better Ways to Spend Your Time on Black Friday

What are you planning to do on Black Friday? Will you wake up at 4 a.m. to fight your way through crowds? Stand in line for hours only to discover that this year’s hottest toys are sold out?

That doesn’t exactly sound like fun. And no, leaving Thanksgiving dinner to visit the mall on Thursday night isn’t the answer, either.

Instead of battling the crowds as suggested by this tongue-in-cheek post, put your time to better use. Erin Burt shared 10 great ideas for Black Friday on Kiplinger, which inspired me to add to her list.

Here are 12 more smart strategies to make the most of your time on Black Friday — and most will leave you with extra money in your pocket.

1. Sign Up for Free Money

Yes, you read that right. Take advantage of bank account promotions to earn free money from several banks. While chasing sign-up bonuses isn’t always worth your time, these ones could earn you a pretty penny:

Chase

Go to this Chase Total Checking page and enter your email to get a coupon. Take this coupon to a Chase branch and use it to open a Total Checking account. Set up direct deposit, and you’ll get a $ 200 bonus!

You’ll need to use the coupon by Jan. 18, 2018, and set up direct deposit within 60 days of opening your account.

TD Bank

You’ve got two options here:

1. Open a new Premier Checking Account by visiting this page and entering your city and state (this account isn’t available in every state). Click the “open account” button and follow the instructions. (You have to open the account online through this page to get the bonus.)

Set up direct deposits of $ 2,500 or more within 60 days of opening the account, and you’ll get a $ 300 bonus. If you keep at least $ 2,500 in the account, TD Bank will waive the $ 25 monthly fee.

2. Open a new Convenience Checking account and get a $ 150 bonus. Scroll down to the “online offer only” box, click the “open account” button and follow the instructions. (If you don’t see an online offer box, the account’s not available in your state.)

Set up direct deposits to add $ 500 or more to the account within 60 days, and you’ll get a $ 150 bonus. If you keep a daily balance of $ 100 in the account, TD Bank will waive the $ 15 monthly fee.

2. Sell Your Stuff

Instead of going out and waiting in line to buy new stuff, why not make some money off the stuff you already have.

Start shuffling through your old movies or CDs because Decluttr will pay you for them.

Decluttr buys your old CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games, plus hardware like cell phones, tablets, game consoles and iPods.

One user, Gil Flores, sold about 100 DVDs and 75 CDs and made $ 275 — an average of $ 1.57 each.

Just download the app, and start scanning the barcodes on your media to get immediate quotes. It’s completely free to use: There are no listing or seller fees.

Payment is pretty fast — it’ll take a day or two — but shipping is free.

Right now, when you send in your trades, Decluttr grants you a $ 5 bonus when you enter BLACK5 at checkout.

3. Find a Seasonal Job

While many people think it’s too late, there’s still time to pick up a seasonal job for the holidays. Some businesses will have finished their hiring already, but you might luck out — especially if you hustle early this week.

Try Snagajob, which specializes in hourly work, as well as good old-fashioned walk-ins — though you probably don’t want to try those on Black Friday itself.

4. Get Your Kids a Job

No, not at the mall. Signing your kids up to be toy testers is a fun way to help Santa save a little cash on presents.

Companies like Fisher-Price and Step 2 need feedback on new toys, such as whether they’re engaging and how they hold up to the wear and tear of playing, and the best people to share their feedback are kids and their parents.

Curious? Learn more about how to land toy-testing jobs in this post.

5. Strengthen Your Online Presence

Your social media accounts are great for sharing your professional accomplishments, your comments on polarizing issues or your photo of that amazing steak you grilled last night.

But did you know your posts can also earn you free stuff — and put cash in your pocket?

Spend a few hours beefing up your Facebook profile, Twitter stream, LinkedIn network and other channels, and you could create new opportunities for yourself.

To learn more about Facebook and Twitter contests and earning opportunities, check out this post. And all of your sharing and tweeting helps build “influence,” which Klout measures and rewards with free Perks.

Bonus? Your new, improved social media presence could also help you and your kids land those coveted toy-testing jobs.

6. Plan a New Small Business

Whether you’re ready to hit the ground running or you’re researching your options for the new year, start planning a way to earn money on the side. Figure out a way your skills and experience could help people, and then capitalize on it.

Good with words? Try making money as a writer. Work in tech? Do a little freelance web development.

Love dogs? Think about leading dog adventures or planning pet parties. Handy with tools? Consider building catios (yes, they’re a thing) or repair and resell used appliances.

Need a few more ideas? Try some of these low-cost business options. Here’s what you’ll need to know to set up your business.

7. Get Creative

Let your inner artist run wild while everyone else is still in their turkey coma. Create something cool, like jewelry, walking sticks or other crafts, that you can give to friends and family for the holidays.

My biggest hit last year was a wine-tasting kit: I simply sewed four bottle-shaped fabric covers and painted a number on each, to make it more fun to blind taste-test different bottles.

Want to earn some cash with your crafts? Consider setting up shop on Etsy or another online marketplace.

8. Write an Ebook

Have you been talking about writing a book forever? Put your money where your mouth is and write it already.

Not sure what to write about? Steve Scott, who has published more than 60 Kindle ebooks, recommends picking a niche market and then offering value by solving a problem for readers.

Once you’re ready to share your work with the world, here’s how to self-publish it online.

9. Go for a Walk or Hit the Gym

While you might not feel like being active after stuffing yourself with turkey (and stuffing), perhaps a little financial incentive would motivate you to get off the couch. What if you could earn money for your workout — or even a walk around the block?

That’s right, these sites and apps will pay you to exercise:

  • Pact (formerly Gympact): Set a goal for your workouts, including hitting the gym, visiting a yoga studio or walking outside, and earn cash by sticking to your pact.
  • Diet Bet: Bet on yourself losing a certain amount of weight in a given time period, and earn up to $ 100 if you’re successful.
  • Healthy Wage: Similar to Diet Bet, but competing with a team could earn you payouts up to $ 10,000.

10. Sell Your Blood Plasma

It takes about two hours and yes, it involves a needle, but selling your plasma could earn you about $ 25 for your first visit. The process is simple, and you’re free to read or watch TV while a machine draws your blood and separates the plasma.

Interested? Search “plasma center + [your city]” for options, and ask your friends for referrals — many centers offer referral sign-up bonuses.

If you prefer just to donate blood — which the American Red Cross says is especially necessary between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day — look for a blood drive near you on its website or download its Blood App.

11. Plan to Give to Charity

If you’re going to make any charitable donations, you’ll want to make them before the end of the year so you can deduct them on your 2016 taxes.

Make sure to read the the IRS guidelines first — you’re only allowed to deduct donations to qualified organizations, not individuals or political campaigns, and donations of property or goods are treated differently than cash.

12. Shop Online, Strategically

If you really need to get started on your holiday shopping, do it from the comfort of your own home and use these tricks to save extra cash and earn rewards.

For example, signing up for Ebates earns you cash back on purchases you’re going to make anyway — like 8% on TOMS shoes, 8% on Backcountry.com and 8% at Saks Fifth Avenue.

And when you buy your gifts, always use your rewards credit card to earn cash back or travel points. Your holiday gifts might as well give you something in return!

BONUS: Spend Time With Family and Friends

OK, so this option won’t earn you any extra money.

But whether you’re traveling for Thanksgiving or enjoying a day off at home, take a little time to relax this week. After all, what’s the use in earning cash and rewards if you never enjoy them?

*Chase Fine print:

Checking offer is not available to existing Chase checking customers, those with fiduciary accounts, or those whose accounts have been closed within 90 days or closed with a negative balance. To receive the $ 150 checking bonus: 1) Open a new Chase Total Checking account, which is subject to approval; 2) Deposit $ 25 or more at account opening; AND 3) Have your direct deposit made to this account within 60 days of account opening. Your direct deposit needs to be an electronic deposit of your paycheck, pension or government benefits (such as Social Security) from your employer or the government. After you have completed all the above requirements, we’ll deposit the bonus in your new account within 10 business days. You can only receive one new checking account-related bonus per calendar year. Bonus is considered interest and will be reported on IRS Form 1099-INT.

**Account Closing: If your checking account is closed within six months after opening, we will deduct the bonus amount at closing.

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This content is not provided by the bank advertiser. Opinions expressed here are author’s alone, not those of the bank advertiser. This site may be compensated through the bank advertiser Affiliate Program.

Heather van der Hoop is senior editor of The Penny Hoarder. When she’s not reading, you can usually find her playing along with Jeopardy! or climbing rocks, mountains and trees.

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Reports: Cardi B Behind $4.5 Million Christian Louboutin Media Value Over 200%

Talk about #BlackGirlMagic and the power of hip-hop culture. Cardi B, a popular reality TV star turned mega hit rapper, can add yet another accomplishment to her platinum-selling resume: boosting interest in the iconic shoe brand astronomically, almost overnight.

According to a recent Business of Fashion report, Belcalis “Cardi B” Almanzar has created an estimated $ 4.5 million media value this year for the brand after releasing the radio banger “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” and there’s been a massive 217% spike in web searches for Christian Louboutin shoes since summer.

 

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The 25-year-old female lyricist raves about the “red-bottom” “bloody shoes” in the song, and, like it or not, it’s a song hard to escape, whether it was played during your favorite morning radio show or mimicked in your nephew’s latest Snapchat. Cardi B has taken the hit from the small nightclub stages to the MoMa to the Puerto Rican Day Parade and beyond. Black Hollywood heavyweights including Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, and Kevin Hart have raved about the song and Cardi and music icon Janet Jackson set the crowd and social media ablaze when she added the song to her concert set.

The song has continued its momentum from summer into fall, winning the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Single of the Year last month and breaking a No. 1 Billboard chart record that Lauryn Hill had held since the late 1990s. Black Enterprise cover girl and Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John even blasted the song at AfroTech.

One celeb not so hip to the game is Christian Louboutin himself. He recently told The New York Times he’s “not a big rap person,” but said he’d be open to meeting the Trini-Dominican-American star someday.

As for a direct sales boost correlation, the verdict’s still out. However, Deloitte reports that 20.5% of millennials look to social media and more than 15% to the web to get informed about a high-end item before purchasing. Also, Nielsen reported that black women, in particular, spend more time watching live TV, listening to the radio, and using multimedia devices than the whole U.S. female population; they are trendsetters and contribute tremendously to pushing black buying power closer to a record $ 1.5 trillion; and they have “enjoyed steady growth in population, incomes, and educational attainment.”

Based on the stats, one can assume that if many power women of color hear “Bodak Yellow” enough times, they might actually be prompted to give that Louboutin pump at least a second look when splurging for the holidays—or get that good sister-girlfriend to pick them up a few sample-sale pairs to go under the tree.

 

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You might like to refresh last year’s holiday dress with a new and fun pair of pantyhose, add statement socks to a tried-and-tested outfit, or wear knee-highs instead of socks or hosiery. My holiday dress this year is a burgundy lantern sleeve shift from Ann Taylor. I’ll be sporting a tonal vibe by combining it with micro polka dot Bordeaux hose (the first item in the roundup) instead of sheer black or black micro fishnets. Gold shoes, a cherry red suede clutch and a pile of pearls will finish off the look.

Here’s a short roundup of fab hosiery and socks to get you into the holiday mood as we slow down for the long Thanksgiving weekend.

  • Oroblu Cloe Polka Dot Tights: A little pricey but quite robust, and awfully dainty and pretty on the leg. Cute with burgundy or metallic footwear. Unfortunately the burgundy is sold out but they might restock for the holidays.
  • Nordstrom 3-Pack Sheer Knee Highs: These are my favourite knee-highs that I wear very regularly. Available in a few shades of nude and have just come out with navy. I bought the navy right away, along with my usual shade of nude and a SOFT black, which is gentler than the sheer black.
  • Spanx Lace Socks: Fun socks to wear with black loafers or oxfords, along with cropped pants or jeans to show them off. Wearing black elsewhere in the outfit helps pull the look together.
  • BEAUTIFUL LEGS BY CAROLINE Fleming Dream On Pantyhose: Swirly patterns add a Modern AND Retro vibe to your outfit. Pattern mix the hose with a dress or skirt, if you dare.
  • Spanx Honeycomb Shaper Tights: The subtle yet strong honeycomb pattern is for Team Geometric. The control top is quite comfortable, and I vote burgundy instead of black.
  • Nordstrom Diamond Tights: The diamond pattern is not as bold in person, especially once it’s under a knee-length dress. Maximal in a minimal way with the fishnet. Effective and quite flattering on the leg. Great with a blue dress or skirt.

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There's a lot to talk about right now when it comes to Star Wars. Sure, you have Star Wars: The Last Jedi arriving in theaters in just a few weeks, followed by the Han Solo movie, Solo, next May. But thanks to a recent announcement, there are several more Star Wars movies to begin anticipating, as Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has been brought onboard to help usher in a brand new trilogy while writing and directing its first installment. 

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It's Reading Festival, 1992, and L7 singer Donita Sparks has just whipped her bloody tampon into the unruly crowd. "Let's rock the sisters in the house tonight!" she yells as drummer Dee Plakas kicks into "Fast and Frightening" – a glorious headbanger with the prescient lyric "She's got so much

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The Department of Justice on Tuesday charged an Iranian national with allegedly hacking into HBO, dumping a selection stolen files, and attempting to extort the company by ransoming a treasure trove of the company’s content. This summer, hackers released a bevy of internal HBO files, included scripts for Game of Thrones and full, unaired episodes of other shows.

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Singer and arranger Ryan Edward Armstrong has collaborated with some of Broadway’s brightest talents to produce the upcoming album CROSSROADS. Stephen Schwartz, who has two of his tunes featured on the record, sat down for this exclusive video interview with Armstrong and YouTube personality Andy Lalwani.
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MILAN — “It was time to bring it all home,” said Thom Browne of his focus on and the development of his namesake brand.
During a walk-through of his men’s pre-collection in Milan, which clearly showed how extensive his line has become, with every category expanding significantly, the designer explained how he is looking forward to the future as the company is expected to close 2017 with sales gain of 20 to 25 percent.
“I made a conscious decision a year ago to spend all of my time on my own brand, which is really coming together,” said Browne, adding that he had been “really happy” with his past collaborations. These include the Moncler Gamme Bleu line, whose last season was presented for spring 2018. As reported earlier this month, Remo Ruffini, chairman and chief executive officer of Moncler, said the company was also closing the Gamme Rouge collection, designed by Giambattista Valli, in line with a new strategy that is expected to be presented in February.
“I am evolving my brand, but making sure it’s my own way, so that you can see the Thom Browne sensibility. I am staying true to the label but reaching out to a bigger audience,” the designer explained.

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Norah O’Donnell spoke frankly Tuesday morning about her CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose, who is facing several allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct following a bombshell report in The Washington Post. “This is a moment that demands a frank and honest assessment about where we stand and more generally the safety of women,” said O’Donnell. “Let me be very clear. There is no excuse for this alleged behavior. It is systematic and pervasive and I’ve been doing a lot of listening.” She added, “Women cannot achieve equality in the workplace or in society until there is a reckoning.”

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Successful Doula on Why Starting a Business Is Like Giving Birth

Latham “Glow Maven” Thomas, founder of Mama Glow, has helped many women accomplish one of the greatest achievements in the world: giving birth to another human being.

Thomas, a mother, and graduate of Columbia University and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, founded a doula and wellness service providing support to women along their pre- and postnatal journeys to motherhood. Mama Glow offers services including culinary, nutrition management, yoga, and birth coaching.

Some of the women who have enjoyed and benefited from her maternal services include internationally known hot mamas (hello, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, and Christy Turlington Burns) who have managed to juggle childbirth and parenting with running businesses and making power moves of their own.

 

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From Birthing Babies to Birthing Businesses

Thomas has now made yet another boss move, applying similar success tactics and strategies she’s used when helping women give birth, to helping women start businesses.

For many women, particularly in the African American community, starting a business has its own labor pains, transitions, highs, and lows. As a doula, she seeks to help all women make the process progressive, beautiful, and ultimately almost as rewarding as smiling into the face of a new bundle of joy. She details life-changing strategies in her latest book, “Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within.”

 

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“A lot of the women who have come to me over the years in having their babies were also, in tandem, looking to birth dreams they had,” Thomas says. “I’ve had so many women who are on a global stage in terms of the brands that they built-many of which were created while they were pregnant, and I was giving this support as they were growing these businesses.”

“It’s interesting to see that the hand-holding that I was providing for women to cross the threshold to new motherhood-the same type of hand-holding is really necessary when you’re growing a business or looking to birth the best iteration of yourself and create the life of your dreams,” she says. 

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Recognize your strength and purpose

When you’re taking on the process, you must be confident and unafraid to make a solid commitment. Thomas recommends asking yourself assessment questions: Who am I? What’s my purpose? What am I doing? What do I really love? What’s my vision?

 

Pace your growth as you move through the process

Thomas urges women to take their time. “We’re in this culture now, because of social media and smartphones and everything being immediate-accelerated living-we are missing so much. Part of what we’re missing is this idea that what’s available to us is when we’re stirring that pot, being intentional, taking our time, and we’re marveling at the process not just the outcome or the product.”

Deliberately make self-care part of the process

It’s cool to focus on the business side of starting a new enterprise, but Thomas advocates for incorporating practices such as meditation or yoga to keep you centered and allow you to be able to take on whatever the process might throw at you. “It’s about embracing our unique feminine attributes, standing tall on this pedestal that you’ve built for yourself, and reclaiming your body as sacred,” Thomas says. “I really want women to see self-care as a vehicle for doing that. Taking better care of ourselves will also give us the energy to be able to sustain the work that needs to be done so we can be at our very best.”

 

 

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a denim jacket fiend (I have proof), so it’s not that I need another one in my life, but I recently came across a denim jacket that’s so pretty I might have to add a seventh to my closet (I promise you I wear all of them).

The jacket in question is a sherpa-lined Levi’s one via Aritzia, and instead of the usual cream-colored lining, it features a pale pink variation that looks lovely with the light-wash denim. The pretty jacket is the Ex-BF Sherpa Trucker style, which has an oversize fit that’s perfect for winter as it’s roomy enough to fit a sweater underneath.

The beauty of a sherpa-lined denim jacket is that even though denim isn’t the warmest of fabrics, the cozy inside provides enough insulation to wear on those especially frigid days when you’re not in the mood for a bulky puffer or wool coat. Oh, and it’s less than $ 200—and worth every pretty penny.

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UK Budget Gap Widens On Debt Servicing

The UK budget deficit increased in October due to higher debt costs linked to rising prices, the Office for National Statistics reported Tuesday. Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, increased by GBP 0.5 billion from the previous year to GBP 8 billion in October. The deficit was forecast to narrow to GBP 7.1 billion.
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U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

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LaVar Ball Is Feuding with Donald Trump Over His Son’s Release From China

(WASHINGTON) — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball questioned the extent of President Donald Trump’s involvement in securing his son’s release from the custody of Chinese authorities during a combative 20-minute CNN interview on Monday night.

The president, in tweets Sunday, said he should have left LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in jail because LaVar Ball “is unaccepting of what I did for his son” and “very ungrateful!” LaVar Ball has refused to thank Trump.

LaVar Ball didn’t back down during the CNN interview, telling host Chris Cuomo that Trump has more important things to do than ask for his gratitude.

“That’s on your mind, that a father didn’t say ‘Thank you’? And you’re the head of the U.S.? Come on,” Ball said. “There’s a lot of other things that’s going on. Let him do his political affairs and let me handle my son, and let’s just stay in our lane.”

Ball suggested that he and Chinese president Xi Jinping had more to do with securing his son’s release than the president.

“Did (Trump) help the boys get out? I don’t know. If I was going to thank somebody, I probably would thank President Xi. He’s in China. He’s the president of China,” Ball said, later adding: “I helped my son get out of China. I had some people that had boots on the ground that knew the situation.”

Ball also pushed back against Trump’s suggestion that shoplifting “is a very big deal in China.”

“It wasn’t a big deal because being raised in South Central LA, I’ve seen harsher things. I’ve seen 16, 17-year-old kids that have had to go to jail for life, that were my friends,” Ball said. “He wasn’t physical. He returned it. He fessed up to it.”

LiAngelo and fellow UCLA freshmen Jalen Hill and Cody Riley have been suspended indefinitely. They were arrested and questioned about stealing from high-end stores next to the team’s hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins stayed before leaving for Shanghai to play Georgia Tech. All three apologized for their actions and thanked Trump for his role in securing their release, which occurred while the president was traveling in Asia.

The trio isn’t allowed to suit up, be on the bench for home games or travel with the team. Without them, No. 23 UCLA lost to Creighton on Monday night in the Hall of Fame Classic.

LaVar Ball is attempting to build an empire around the basketball skills of his three sons — Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo, LiAngelo and prep prospect LaMelo — and his own bombastic personality. He started an apparel company, Big Baller Brand, with shoes that retail for $ 500 or more, and he got in several plugs for his products during the CNN interview.


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The 3D zebra crosswalk in Iceland

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Road safety has always been a top priority across the world, but it’s not just for drivers. Yes, drivers need to be taken care of, and it’s important to be sure there are measures in place for looking after vehicle users. But, there should also be procedures in place to help protect pedestrians who need to use the roads as well, and that’s where things like zebra crossings come into play.

Taking care of pedestrians on the road is something very important, and some places are doing more than others. Which brings us onto the focus of our post – a 3D crosswalk in Iceland! We have all heard about the great quality of life in Scandinavia, and this is just another of the awesome things that illustrate how people are taken care of well in these countries. Let’s find out more shall we?

What is it?

In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður in northwest Iceland, amid the stunning, dramatic landscapes, and old-style wooden houses, lies one of the more advanced forms of road safety. The town actually has its very own 3D crosswalk. Not only is this a perfect addition to the town for locals to use, but, it actually attracts people from all over who come to see it as well. This exciting new development in road safety is something that a lot of towns and cities could benefit from in the future. We look forward to a time when we see 3D crosswalks in our own home towns and cities.

The design

Now, you might be skeptical about the idea of a 3D crosswalk – that doesn’t work, right? Well, kind of. The crosswalk is not actually 3D, of course, but it is painted in such a way as to create a 3D optical illusion. This groundbreaking design gives travelers the feeling that they’re walking on air, as well as catching the attention of drivers, and helping them to regulate their speed more. The design was actually based on an idea that was being trialed in India and was pioneered by environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla. He was inspired by an idea he’d seen in New Delhi and teamed up with a street painting company to make his vision a reality.

It’s fascinating

This is a fascinating design and a memorable idea, and it could well change the face of road safety. It seems like a pretty straightforward solution, and simply involves painting on the road in such a way as to create a 3D illusion. We’ve seen some pictures and video footage, and it’s pretty amazing how clever this design is. The fascinating crosswalk looks set to shape the future, and set a big precedent for road safety.

If you’ve never seen one of these 3D crosswalks, we suggest you get online and take a look as soon as you can. There are plenty of places in the world that have these sorts of crosswalks. Other nations including China and Kyrgyzstan are using these 3D crosswalks in order to improve road safety and make cars slow down at crosswalks.

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‘Overwatch’ Developers on Shaping the Moira Meta

We were fortunate enough to spend a bit of early time with Moira at Blizzcon 2017, and caught up with some of the Overwatch developers while there. Both the lead software engineer Tim Ford and senior effects artist Rachel Day sat down with us.

Day in particular had a busy leadup to Blizzcon getting the team uniforms ready for the Overwatch World Cup. In a rather interesting decision, not just the skins were modified to represent country colours, but even the effects and interfaces.

That creates lots of problems for someone like Day. She’s quite open about how we’re trained to see blue as the colour of ice, and red as the colour of fire (or enemy), so playing around with that gives her one less tool to communicate what’s happening. As a result, they had to change the “shape language” of some of the abilities.

Mercy‘s two beams, for example, were very similar other than the different colours.


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Mercy’s Resurrect ability has undergone a pretty drastic overhaul.

After the release of Orisa, we saw the rise of the double barrier meta. Blizzard intended Orisa to be an alternative barrier provider so you could have a similar team makeup without having to choose Reinhardt. Instead, players just chose both.

“So if you wanted to hurt them, you had to break through both of those barriers first,” said Ford.

With that in mind, it makes perfect sense for Moira to be the next hero. Who knows — maybe Moira’s orbs and ultimate never used to go through shields, but now they do. She provides the perfect stalemate breaker for defensive-heavy setups.

The natural inclination of the enemy team to bunch up behind the shield is perfect for Moira. It just means her abilities will hit more of them. When you see Moira taken as a counterpick, you’ll have to start thinking about a different strategy. She probably won’t change the game instantly — but there’s a degree of guaranteed sustain damage if the enemy team doesn’t react.

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AMI Alexandre Mattiussi to Unveil Men’s Pre-collection

MISSING LINK: “I see it as a new chapter, we have in place very strong teams for both development and design and are ready to work to this new rhythm,” said AMI’s Alexandre Mattiussi, who, seven years after launching his men’s brand, is entering the pre-collection game.
Mattiussi described the line, which will launch in May, as a “nice midseason wardrobe,” mixing in bestsellers like the label’s outerwear and jersey items.
“It’s about bringing it back to something very masculine and casual, and very easy and light, with denim elements, and playing on khaki with touches of pale yellow and red,” said the designer, who has no plans to launch women’s despite the success of his recent women’s capsule for Le Bon Marché’s global site 24 Sèvres. “I have ideas for women’s wear, but I still like the idea that AMI is a men’s wear brand that is attractive to women who like to go and shop from the men’s line,” he said.
 

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With merchandise sporting the label’s “Ami de Coeur” logo in demand, the designer, for a capsule slated for early next year, will also be relaunching another logo: his smiley emoticon

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It’s no surprise Australia is a drawcard for workers.

The country has one of the highest minimum wages in the world (A$ 18.29/US$ 13.96 per hour) and an attractive quality of life. But for many backpackers and migrants, exploitation by employers is rife.

One in three international students and backpackers are being underpaid, earning less than A$ 12 an hour, according to a comprehensive report called Wage Theft in Australia, which surveyed 4,322 people on temporary migrant visas.

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OMB Peezy ft. Youngboy Never Broke Again “Doin Bad,” Roy Woods “Say Less” & More | Daily Visuals 11.20.17

Once again black-and-white cinematography is the basis of a Hip-Hop video.

This time it’s OMB Peezy with his Youngboy Never Broke Again-featured “Doin Bad” where the two men politic on the porch and burn down the essence whenever they ain’t inside the crib and sippin’ on that lean.

Meanwhile, Roy Woods mainly uses one color for his clip to “Say Less” and gets his red light special on in a house where a special young lady awaits his attention. It was kinda weird actually but we digress.

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Little Known Black History Fact: James Wormley Jones

James Wormley “Jack” Jones was a World War I veteran and former officer with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. Jones is considered to be the first special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was instrumental in helping the agency take down Marcus Garvey’s burgeoning movement.

Jones was born September 22, 1884 in Fort Monroe, Virginia. His family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, but Jones eventually returned to Virginia to complete his collegiate studies at Virginia Union University. In 1905, he joined Washington’s police force, rapidly rising  to detective. In 1917, Jones joined the U.S. Army and trained as an officer, then was assigned to the 368th Infantry at the rank of Captain.

Director A. Bruce Bielaski, then director of the FBI,  appointed Jones on November 19, 1919.  Jones worked under J. Edgar Hoover, who maintained a lifelong obsession with so-called “subversive” groups of activists and organizers thought to be a threat to the national security of America. Jones was sent to infiltrate Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association.

Adopting the code name “Agent 800,” Jones, who appeared to be a man of European descent, worked to convince the skeptical UNIA members that he was indeed Black. His investigations sank Garvey’s movement with charges of mail fraud, but his true identity revealed itself in later operations as he was recognized as a former police officer. No longer a valuable necessity for the FBI, he resigned in 1923.

Jones passed on December 11, 1959 in Dormont, Pennsylvania at the age of 74.

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The Morphe brushes all your favourite beauty influencers are using are getting the Black Friday treatment

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As one of the most in-demand beauty brands of the year, chances are you’ll have seen your favourite YouTubers busting out their pot of Morphe brushes or scrolled past pictures of their impeccable 35 shadow palettes. Luckily, Beauty Bay is offering 10% off a bunch of their products and they’re easily the best Morphe Black Friday deals we’ve seen around. See our edit of the best below.

Morphe Black Friday 2017: 10% off a 12 Piece Black and White Morphe Brush Set

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You’ve seen all the big beauty vloggers and influencers using these brushes and now it’s your turn. Beauty Bay are offering 10% off an entire pot of Morphe brushes which come in a chic black and white striped travel case, with handles and bristles to match. It’s a favourite with professional makeup artists and has everything from a liner through to blending brushes, so you’ll never have to reach for another tool again.

It’s available for £22.50 down from £25 and plus, Beauty Bay’s offering free UK next day delivery on all Morphe products so you won’t have to wait till Christmas to bust these open. (Heads up: you can only get two of these per person.)

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Morphe Black Friday 2017: £20.70 for a Morphe 35OM 35 Colour Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

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If you’re serious about your earthy eyeshadow tones, then you won’t have to look much further than this extravagant Morphe palette. Featuring 35 different deeply pigmented shades from a autumn-friendly ochre to smoky blacks and a champagne for a dash of highlight, it’s an all matte version of one of their best-selling palettes. (Which, by the way, has unfortunately sold out in the BF sale so you’re going to need to jump in on this soon.)  JUST THINK OF ALL THE COLOUR COMBINATIONS. I can’t wait for mine to arrive in the mail.

You’ll now be able to snag it for £20.70 with free delivery. It’s limited to one per person, sorry to those hoping to buy in bulk.

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Morphe Black Friday 2017: 10% off a 35C 35 Multi Color Matte Palette

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Life’s boring without colour and this rainbow palette will definitely bring a ray of sunshine to any day. Whether you want to play with toned down neutral look or go for an on-trend smoky red shadow, you’ll be spoilt for choice with 35 different matte shades to choose from.

Like the Nature Glow palette, it’s now dropped to £20.70 with free shipping included.

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Morphe Black Friday 2017: £20.70 for a Morphe 9C 9 Colour Highlight & Contour Palette

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Get ready to serve face with this contour and highlight palette, which will have you beamed and baked in no time flat. With nine different shades for you to play around with, it’s small enough to fit into a purse and combines both matte and shimmery tones depending on what kind of mood you’re in.

It’s now £20.70 (10% off) and you’ll be able to buy two per person with free delivery.

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While we’re utterly in love with everything above, there’s loads more Morphe on available on Beauty Bay – seriously, it’s palettes galore over there. We’ve also done the work for you and combed through their other brand bargains, so take a look at our curated Black Friday beauty deals, Black Friday makeup deals and Black Friday clothing deals pages if you’re looking for a cute outfit to finish off your look. We’ve got our eye on the Black Friday ball for you, don’t worry guys.

Keep checking back in with us as we’ll be combing through everything that comes your way, with everything from the high street, designer brands through to indie cuties you definitely need to have on your radar. It’s a hard job essentially putting together our Christmas wish list, but somebody’s got to do it.

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Monday Meals: Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin

Autumn is soup time. Warm, hearty and nourishing, soups are the perfect antidote to the cooler days. And they make the kitchen smell great! This recipe for Mushroom-Spinach Soup With Cinnamon, Coriander and Cumin from New York Times Cooking is robust and satisfying, while still simple enough for a weeknight meal. Mushrooms and spinach are both good sources of fiber, supporting gut health and…

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I am currently infusing black accents into my signature grey and white palettes. For this kitchen design board, I created a monochromatic scheme with elegant touches and dramatic black accents.

I started with a large format Grey Concrete Porcelain Matte Tile for the floor and all white cabinets with clean fronts. Topping the cabinets would be a concrete look counter top and a Genova Porcelain Tiles back splash.

To finish the look, I added accessories in crisp white and black, modern stainless steel appliances and a few textural pieces for a bit of personality.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is famously coy about her own presidential ambitions. But on just about everything else, she has no problem speaking her mind.

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