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Nintendo Switch emulator already in the works from team behind 3DS emulator

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Long before Nintendo started packaging classic games on miniature versions of its old consoles, the easiest way to play those games was with an emulator. Despite their questionable legality, emulators for virtually every console ever made have been released on PC, Android and even other video game consoles over the years.

As you might expect, it often takes years after a console launches for an emulator to be developed, but this weekend, the team behind the Citra emulator for the 3DS announced that a Switch emulator is already in the works.

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Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed’s Statue to Move From Harrods

MOVING ON: Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed.
“We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director.
“With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.”
The bronze figure shows the couple, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, holding hands underneath a bird with its wings outstretched. On the base of the statue is written “Innocent Victims.” It will be returned to Al-Fayed, who commissioned it following their deaths and when he still owned the store.
In 2010, Al-Fayed sold the British retailer to the Qatari royal family.

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Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

Thirty years after the TranzAlpine was launched, Susan Grossman boards one of the world’s most scenic trains at Christchurch, before completing her trip on North Island’s Northern Explorer

It’s 8.15am on the dot and with one mellow toot the TranzAlpine passenger train is off on its journey from Christchuch to Greymouth. As we rattle through the flat and fertile Canterbury plains we are soon climbing up steep gorges in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the backbone of South Island. Below, I can see the startling blue water of the Waimakariri river valley. Pink and blue lupins line the tracks along with rows of pines.

The railway covers 223km, tracking its way over four viaducts and through 16 tunnels, taking four and a half hours to Greymouth on the west coast – a tad faster than the stage coaches that took two days to get food across to gold prospectors in 1866. The stage coach was once known as “The Perishable” because of the fruit and vegetables it used to transport along the way.

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What to Expect from ‘Dark Souls: Remastered’

Thanks to the recent Nintendo Direct, we now know we’ll be getting a remastered version of Dark Souls coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

The announcement was made with a fairly generic trailer:

Dark Souls was a highly experimental masterpiece with lots of hits and misses. We tend to wax poetic on the finer points and gloss over things like the Bed of Chaos. So we reached out to Bandai Namco to see if From Software would be taking the opportunity to make any fixes.

The answer is Dark Souls will be kept pure. No new content is confirmed, no changes or additions will be made. This is mainly a technical update — which is especially welcome for PC gamers. When From Software originally brought the game to PC due to a wildly popular petition, the port was almost unplayable unless you installed user-made mods.

Now you can have 4K resolution, with 60 frames per second. More importantly, you can expect the multiplayer servers to be online for a long time to come, fostering jolly cooperation years down the track.

Here’s what to expect in terms of specs for each platform:

Spec Original PS4/X1/PC Switch
Resolution 720p 1080p

PS4 Pro and XB1X: Upscaled 4K

PC: Native 4K (2K textures)

Handheld mode: 720p

TV mode: 1080p

Framerate 30 fps 60 fps 30 fps
Online Players 1-4 1-6 1-6
DLC Sold Separately Included Included

 
So it’s very much a Dark Souls: Remastered, and not a Dark Souls: Tweaked and Rejiggered.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, you’re in for a treat. It’s some of the best content in an already stellar franchise. Fighting the knight Artorias, the black dragon Kalameet, and Manus, father of the Abyss, are all memorable boss encounters.


Dark Souls Remastered Artorias of the Abyss
Artorias the Abysswalker’s attack animations lure you into mistiming your rolls

Most multiplayer will take the form of summoning a friendly phantom, being invaded for pvp or both. The 6-player multiplayer shown in the table is a niche scenario in which you and a coop friend encounter an invader from the Gravelord covenant, who can summon three more dark phantoms to your world.

Even though topics like the Bed of Chaos are usually met with rolled eyes, and some covenants were as good as broken, it all adds to Dark Souls‘ experimental charm. All those things will be kept the same, and I wouldn’t even expect From to tweak item statistics.


Dark Souls Remastered Gravelord Nito
Nito, first of the Dead, is both a major boss and covenant leader

That’s good too. Item and weapon stats are absolutely not balanced in Dark Souls, and it allows you to do some bonkers things with theorycrafting like the one-shot boss challenge.

Knowing From Software, it probably won’t even feature a more comprehensive tutorial, despite Dark Souls being notorious for not explaining itself very well.

Whether that creates more problems for Switch users is something we’ll explore in more detail later. It’s a different audience, but there may also be technical limitations on the smaller screen and joycons.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In bluntly vulgar language, President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal, according to people briefed on the extraordinary Oval Office conversation.
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Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?If your tastes steer toward the…

Where Do Sneakers Go From Here?

If your tastes steer toward the classics, it’s a been a great decade or more for sneakers. Nike’s constant churn of retros from every era, the renewed popularity of Stan Smiths, Converse’s 70s chucks, and so on. No longer must you pine for a pair of Adidas you once saw in a photo of the Beastie Boys in Washington Square. You can just buy them–or the modern approximation of them.

In the last couple of years, though, the sneaker weather seems to have shifted. One of the biggest success stories of the last decade was Common
Projects, which essentially took classic sneaker styles and pared them
down, rendered them in monochrome, and marketed them as luxury items. But there’s a new, weird wind. In the last year, shoes like the hulking Balenciaga “triple S,” Adidas’s Yeezy models, and Virgil Abloh’s meta take on Nikes dominated a lot of the conversation around sneakers. The trend isn’t isolated to sneakers–in both men’s and women’s fashion, intentionally ugly, often gaudy design has taken over and tasteful restraint is largely out.

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Adidas Yeezy Desert Rat 500s.

So to what degree does this mean changes for the average dude, who’s been wearing Vans or Nike classics for 10 years? I talked with a few guys who know what’s up with fashion and sneakers–Jian Deleon, Editor at High Snobiety and host of Fit Battle, Brian Trunzo, Senior Trend Forecaster at WGSN, and Skylar Bergl, freelance writer and former editor at Four Pins and Complex. We talked about trends, what it all means, and what they’re wearing right now.

Wilder Designs Get the Attention, but the Classics Still Get the Wear

“I do think we’re reached this awkward postmodern phase,” said Trunzo, “where as long as something has the right context it can be cool or covetable.” He traced the broader trend of ugly sneakers to a specific moment: “Speaking microhistorically of ironic footwear,  when Ian Connor [in 2015, when the stylist was working with Kanye West, A$ AP Rocky, etc.] wore Skechers, that was the moment it all went to shit.” That ugly, uncool footwear, worn by a cool kid, “bleeds forward with Birks, Crocs.”

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Yes, even actual Skechers.

“Even though I would never wear them, I welcome some of these outlandish, at times garish new sneakers we’re seeing,” Bergl told me. “I think one aspect that contributed to their rise was the prevalence and obsession with “minimal” sneakers we saw pop up between 2011 and, say, 2016. We seem to have rebounded past the middle and all the way to the other end of the spectrum.”

Deleon sees it as part of a broader shift in style. “It’s no longer about a singularly defining aesthetic, but singularly recognizable pieces. A pair of Off White Nikes or Yeezys is an instant signifier of taste level. It’s shorthand for someone who sees themselves as being cultured, a wearable ticket for saying ‘I want in.’

“Whether they ARE in is a different conversation. It’s like wearing the Met museum pin out after seeing a fashion exhibit,” to signal to everyone you knew about and saw the exhibit. Still, some of the crazier designs may be less about buying and wearing, then just knowing the reference. “People enjoy them vicariously, more than in real life. Being aware of and not wearing them is almost as cool as being aware and wearing them. Rich people with a lot of disposable income pay money to feel cool.”

The rise of meme culture and the meme-ification of fashion was a common theme in my conversations. As Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia recently stated, “The emphasis has gone from quality and craftsmanship into the uniqueness of the product. The younger generation are looking for something that stands out and makes them special rather than necessarily an amazing finish that you would find with some traditional brands.” (h/t Marc Bain)

Said Bergl, “These over-the-top, insanely chunky sneakers do feel like one big joke that I’ve been left out of, but if people are buying them, there are obviously people who want to be in on it.” Trunzo, though, said most guys probably stay the course with classics, even though that may not mean the same few pairs of ubiquitous, basic sneakers. “At the end of the day, if a guy has somewhere to go and people to impress, an important function, he’ll go back to tried and trues.”

Blurring Lines between Designer and Mainstream Sneakers

To an extent, comparing these new designer sneakers with the pairs you’ll find at your local Foot Locker isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison. For decades, as sneakers evolved, supposedly, to meet the changing needs of modern athletes with technology developed to make us run faster, jump higher, etc., we repurposed discarded designs as everyday footwear. It was arguably Gucci (one of the brands reaping the benefits of the current baroque fashion moment) that first capitalized on designer sneaker potential by putting its red and green stripes on a basic shoe in the early 1980s. Since then, designers (that is, fashion lines rather than mass-market brands line Nike or Adidas) have always had one foot in sneaker culture, from 1990s Prada to Maison Martin Margiela’s reproductions of sneakers made for the German Army.

But the line between designer sneaker and mass market sneaker has been blurring. Designers have long “collaborated” with mass market brands (like Mihara Yasuhiro or Alexander McQueen with Puma or Yohji Yamamoto with Adidas). Now as much as ever, especially in menswear, designers are celebrities, and celebrities have mountains of cultural capital. Kanye has sneakers with Adidas (some of which are basically Reeboks), Raf Simons likewise. The big shoe companies–Nike, Reebok, Adidas, etc. that for decades marketed themselves as chasing athletic performance now find themselves in an era when a huge part of their market consists of people who don’t even need to pretend their sneakers make them run faster.

Y-3 Adidas Sneaks from 2012.

The other big differences today are visibility and accessibility–social media and e-commerce give you much broader access to see what people are wearing, sometimes with links to wear you can buy it. In the 1980s and 1990s, kids wanted Jordans above all, and that drove the evolution of retro sneaker culture. As Deleon put it, grown up “kids were buying things never got on Christmas morning.” Now, though, there’s an entire generation of kids who grew up on different cultural references–watching LeBron, listening to Rocky, and who may be less likely to save for a pair of LeBrons than something that got a different cultural cosign. And those endorsements spread hype instantly across the country (and world–check out Jon Caramanica’s Kanye-branded triple S knockoffs).

Said DeLeon, “If anything, [sneakers and fashion] are now choose your own adventure. Meaning is derived from context, people who don’t add any context will called out for being a billboard.” 

Will the Elements of These Designs End Up on Your Feet?

A big question remains: will we see trickle down of the elements that connect a lot of the sneakers currently in vogue? More color, thicker soles, curved lines, more layers, more everything?

“In the extreme cases we’re seeing now on the runway? Definitely not. But I think the concepts that comprise these styles will—panels, overlays, more colors and different materials on one shoe,” said Bergl. Trunzo echoed, “Yes, I do believe we’ll see trickle down from intentionally ugly silhouettes–a lot of irony.”

So What to Wear Right Now?

Right now, DeLeon said he’s been wearing a pair of Converse designed by J.W. Anderson.  As for a pair he always goes back to, it’s Jordan Is in black/royal.

Trunzo has been wearing a pair of Raf Simons designed Adidas Ozweegos, which he describes as “quite geriatric.”

Raf Simons’ Adidas Ozwegos have the Brian Trunzo cosign.

As for Bergl, “My sneaker lineup of late has been extremely simple. Nothing too techy and almost always in white. Vans Slip-ons and Authentics, Converse Chuck Taylor ‘70s All Stars, Adidas Matchcourts and then boots.”

The sneakers I’ve been wearing the most recently? A pair I didn’t get for Christmas: neon Air Max 95s. Arguably quite ugly.

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‘The Bachelor’: The 5 Most Cringeworthy Moments From Episode 2

This week’s episode of The Bachelor was like watching a car crash, but that’s because Arie Luyendyk Jr. literally had the ladies slam into one another in a demolition derby. Who says romance is dead?

The two hours we spent with “Pillow Lips” Arie and his hopeful female suitors revealed all sorts of things about the contestants, including carnival-themed childhood traumas that left one of the ladies in tears.

With plenty of head-scratching scenes to choose from, let’s break down the five most cringe-worthy moments from Episode 2.

Demolition Derby

Producers likely chose the night’s date due to Arie’s profession as a race car driver, but did they bother to consider the consequences of having the women crash cars into their fellow competitors? It seems like an event where the contestants can get injured isn’t the safest way for them to get to know each other better. But, hey, the things we’ll do for love, right?

 

Bumper Car Trauma 

“This is, like, my worst nightmare,” said Annaliese through tears after admitting that the group date reminded her too much of a horrible experience she had with bumper cars as a child. We immediately assumed that she was somehow horribly injured in an amusement park accident, but she actually just didn’t enjoy the ride. She was traumatized by the fact that everyone kept hitting her with their bumper cars, making her feel so alone. (But a big congrats to Annaliese for both pushing through her fears and for having such an incredible life that riding bumper cars was one of the most traumatic moments she’s ever experienced.)

Producers really came through with that slowed-down “flashback” to kids laughing on bumper cars while eery circus music played in the background, though.

 

The Coveted “Most Hardcore” Award

Brittany T. disappeared with an undisclosed injury after the derby because apparently being slammed into by a bunch of old cars is indeed dangerous after all. Arie checked in on her the next day and brought a gift to help make her feel better. Naturally, a rose would have been the one thing to actually heal her pain, but surely she was just as thrilled to get a simple piece of paper that declared her the “Most Hardcore” of the group. Brittany graciously accepted the certificate before instantly folding it in half and returning to the rose ceremony to see if she would survive the night.

 

Bibiana Goes Off

The competition quickly got the best of fiery Bibiana, who did not appreciate being unable to get alone time with Arie on the giant group date. She stormed off and threatened that the cameras had better not follow her into the night. She doubled down on her anger the next night when Krystal interrupted her long-awaited one-on-one time with the bachelor, attacking the contestant for her selfish ways. Krystal already had a rose, so it’s hard to blame Bibiana for her outrage. In fact, most viewers seemed to be #TeamBibiana in the series’ newest feud. But after warning Krystal to sleep with one eye open, Arie will have to have a thing for women who deliver subtle death threats in order for the two to have a future together.

 

Jenny’s Uncomfortable Elimination

When Arie decided not to give Jenny a rose, the 25-year-old didn’t exactly take it well. She refused to give Arie a goodbye hug or look at him as she trudged out of the room, leading to a truly awkward elimination. When our leading man chased after her for some consoling, she let him know that “I’m not sad about you. I’m sad about leaving my new friends.” But we’d venture to guess that not surviving long enough to gain any fame from the show also had something to do with her breakdown.

Plus, she declared that this is the first time she’s ever been dumped. “I literally came into this thinking I would end up with him, but he literally picked a taxidermist over me,” she admitted. “I feel like I embarrassed myself.”

 

That’s all for now, but don’t worry Bachelor fans. We’ll be back next week to highlight the inevitable awkward moments from the upcoming professional wrestling date.

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Steve Bannon will step down as executive chairman of Breitbart, the far-right website he ran before and after working as a chief strategist to President Trump. According to The New York Times, “Mr. Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.” Mercer rebuked Bannon last week following his public feud with Trump over the comments—a feud that resulted in the president publicly nicknaming his ex-strategist “Sloppy Steve.” In a statement, Bannon said he is “proud of what the Breitbart team has accomplished.” Sirius XM, which carries a Breitbart radio show, said in a statement that Bannon “will no longer host on Sirius XM.”

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From Silence to Culture Shift: Inside the Fight Against Sexual Harassment in Egypt

The #MeToo campaign that took the world by storm strongly resonated with women in Egypt.

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Emboldened by the global flood of women breaking their silence on sexual harassment, Egyptian women also took to social media to share their experiences. Defying social norms, Egyptian women bravely spoke up to tell their stories of sexual abuse and harassment with the hope of showing the magnitude of the problem in Egyptian society today.

“Not a single day goes by when I don’t have to worry about my physical or emotional integrity on Egyptian streets,” one woman wrote on Facebook. “It’s never safe.” She isn’t alone: According to a recent UN report, 99.3 percent of Egyptian women are victims of sexual harassment, including verbal abuse, groping and sometimes even rape. Sexual harassment is so widespread in the country that some human rights activists describe sexual harassment in Egypt as an epidemic; that epidemic reached its peak during the January 2011 uprising, when women became victims of a series of mob sexual assaults during protests at Tahrir square.

2011 was also a turning point for many women: They started speaking out. They were no longer afraid to tell their stories. They took to the streets to protest sexual violence and demanded their voices be heard. Their signs read “Silence is unacceptable; my anger will be heard,” and “Down with sexual harassment.”

Egypt’s new law criminalizing sexual harassment and assault that came into effect in July 2014 signaled a new sign of hope for many Egyptian women, as did a recent court sentencing of seven men to life imprisonment for sexual assault. But while social media platforms and campaigns like #MeToo have given Egyptian women the opportunity to raise awareness on sexual harassment and shed light on their experiences, much work remains to shift behavior and culture.

“Women are afraid of being blamed for the assault,” Aliaa Soliman, Communications Manager at HarassMap, a volunteer-based organization that works to end sexual harassment, told Ms. “Our culture creates so many excuses for the harasser. People will ask the woman ‘why are you wearing these tight jeans?’ or ‘why are you out in the first place?’… These are the kinds of comments that women hear all the time when they get sexually harassed.”

When Amira, a 26 year old who was sexually harassed on public transportation, reported her incident to the police, they told her to go home. When she insisted, they told her that they know who her father is and where he works. “They stood uncomfortably close to me the whole time and everybody in the building seemed to be undressing me with their eyes,” said Amira in her interview with Egyptian Streets, an independent news media organization in Egypt. “They catcalled me and whispered dirty comments.”

“Punishing the harasser is always a good thing of course,” Soliman said. “However, the fact that sexual harassment is culturally not recognized as a crime needs more awareness. People need to be more aware about why the law is in place, and why sexual harassment is being criminalized. If people are not convinced with the law or don’t understand why sexual harassment is wrong, then the law will not be very effective.”

Many women in Egypt still choose to remain silent. And until new earth is broken in the fight against assault and harassment, many still will. “All of society must be engaged in stopping sexual harassment,” Soliman said. “Bystanders must act if they see harassment happening in front of their own eyes. Harassers must also know that there will be consequences for their actions. We have all to create a culture that simply doesn’t accept sexual harassment anymore.”

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North Korea’s figure skating duo Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik trained for months and months without knowing whether they would even be allowed to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. They did what they needed to do, qualifying last September for one of the five slots available for their event. They traveled to Montreal, Canada for several months last summer to train with another coach so they could improve their speed and pairs skills, hoping it would boost their scores and break them into the top tier of teams vying for Olympic medals.

But they also knew that in their case, hard work alone wouldn’t be enough. Whether any North Korean figure skaters would compete in Pyeongchang would depend on their President, Kim Jong Un. North Korea boycotted the last Olympics held in South Korea, Seoul’s 1988 games. And North Korea missed the October deadline set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for registering its team for the 2018 Games.

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In hopes of convincing North Korea to send a delegation, the IOC extended that deadline, and North Korean officials are hopeful the country will participate in the upcoming Games. After unprecedented talks between the two Koreas over the weekend, a North Korean representative said the country planned to send a delegation to Pyeongchang, including athletes, officials and a cheering squad.

Figure skaters Ryom and Kim would certainly welcome that possibility. The pair finished 15th at last year’s world championships out of 16 teams, but moved to Montreal for a few months to train with Bruno Marcotte after that event in an effort to improve their standings. Marcotte, who coaches one of Canada’s leading pairs teams, told Global News that he put the pair up in a former student’s condo and helped with all the travel arrangements, since the North Korean figure skaters did not own a credit card or driver’s licenses.

Ryom and Kim’s short program is set to music by the Beatles, and their long program was choreographed by Marcotte’s sister, Julie, to a popular song by a Quebec singer — giving the pair a very western flair for their Olympic debut.

Ryom and Kim traveled to Canada with their coach and an official from the North Korean skating federation, Marcotte said, and seemed very relaxed and eager to integrate themselves into life in Montreal, going shopping and taking part in patriotic Canadian celebrations. There was no mistaking, however, that they were very focused on becoming an elite team that could soon contend for a North Korea figure skating medal at the world championships and the Winter Olympics in 2018.

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Golden Globes 2018: 5 Shocking Moments From the Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Golden Globes were held on Sunday, celebrating the best in film and television. The annual fete was hosted by late night host Seth Meyers.

Powerful acceptance speeches punctuated the evening, highlighted by a call to action by Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Oprah Winfrey. But the night elevating women took an ironic turn when Tonya Harding — a woman conspired in a physical attack on another woman — was celebrated.

Without further ado, here are five shocking moments from the 2018 Golden Globes.

Red Carpet Blackout

Both female and male attendees wore black on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton in support of the #metoo movement, bringing awareness to sexual harassment affecting women in all industries, not just entertainment.

Others wore pins supporting Times Up, an initiative started by 300 prominent women in Hollywood calling for equality. Will & Grace star Debra Messing created buzz when she criticized pay inequality between genders — calling out E! for not paying host Catt Sadler the same as her male counterpart — while being interviewed by E!

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“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts,” the nominee told host Giuliana Rancic. “I miss Catt Sadler … we stand with her.”

Meyers’ Monologue

Seth Meyers had the difficult task of addressing Hollywood’s sexual harassment headlines and the polarizing political climate (he didn’t mention President Trump by name at all).

“Good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen,” the late-night host started. “It’s 2018. Marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment isn’t.”

His targets were disgraced figures Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, the president, and even himself. (“I’m not even the most powerful Seth in the room,” he quipped.)

Powerful Speeches

As winner after winner took the stage, there was a common theme in their acceptance speeches — ushering change. Here are a few select quotes:

“This character that I played represents something that is the center of our conversation right now: abuse. I do believe and I hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them.” — Nicole Kidman

“We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print, and we are writing the story ourselves.” — Elisabeth Moss (inspired by author Margaret Atwood)

“Many of us were taught not to tattle. May we teach our children that speaking out without fear of retribution is our culture’s new north star.” — Laura Dern

“For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up!” — Oprah Winfrey

“People out there who are feeling silenced … time is up. We see you. We hear you. And we will tell your stories.” — Reese Witherspoon

“Trust me, the women in the room tonight are not here for the food. We are here for the work.” – Frances McDormand

There’s Tonya

In one of the most surreal moments of the evening, Tonya Harding finally had a moment in the spotlight. The figure skater — who has a lifetime ban from the sport for the 1994 attack on her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, was called out during Allison Janney’s acceptance speech for I, Tonya. Ironically, the U.S. Figure Skating Championships — the very event where the attack took place — were held this week. The championships serve as a qualifying event for the Olympics, also on NBC.

Reaction online was mixed, but mostly negative.

Harding plead guilty to hindering the prosecution of Kerrigan’s attackers (the plot was orchestrated by her ex-husband).

Director Hit

While presenting Best Director, Natalie Portman said “here are the all-male nominees,” commenting on the fact that no woman had been nominated in the category.

Among the female directors overlooked, Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman, Dee Rees for Mudbound and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird. Guillermo del Toro took home the award for The Shape of Water.

See the complete list of Golden Globes winners below.

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ESPN says in a statement Saturday “they are no longer working for us.” The pair worked for ESPN Radio and were taken off the air Dec. 12, pending an internal investigation.

McNabb and Davis, both former NFL players, were among seven men named in a lawsuit against NFL Enterprises filed in December by former NFL Network wardrobe stylist Jami Cantor.

According to the lawsuit, McNabb allegedly sent Cantor sexually explicit messages during his time at NFL Network. Davis is accused of making lewd comments.

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Speaking out. Celebrities are outraged by controversial YouTuber Logan Paul — and they aren’t holding back on social media.

The YouTube star, 22, first received backlash after posting a now-deleted video of an apparent suicide victim hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest on Monday, January 1, but things didn’t end there.

On Friday, January 5, a Twitter account titled “We the Unicorns” shared a resurfaced video seemingly created by Paul for his channel, and captioned it: “Turns out, Logan Paul’s trip to Japan was problematic for many reasons.” The video shows the vlogger blatantly mocking — and disrespecting — the Japanese people and culture while on his trip.

Teen Wolf actor Dylan O’Brien, who very rarely tweets, shared his disgust over the video. “I’ve literally never seen such a gigantic piece of shit,” he wrote on Friday.

Other celebrities, including Life in Pieces star Thomas Sadoski and former heartthrob Devon Sawa, also chimed in. Sadoski wrote, “So the sociopathic disrespect of a dead body was just the climax of an utterly tacky jaunt through Tokyo exhibiting the worst kind of casual racism and ugly-Americanism. Awesome.”

“If Logan Paul amuses and entertains you, I feel incredibly sorry for you. Truly,” Sawa added. “So this guy goes to one of the greatest countries in the world and embarrasses us all for @YouTube likes? Sad.”

As previously reported, the internet personality came under fire after he posted a video titled “We found a dead body in the Japanese Suicide Forest . . .” The clip received millions of views before it was removed following serious backlash and outrage on social media.

Paul, who boasts more than 15 million subscribers, quickly rebutted with an apology. “Where do I begin . . . Let’s start with this — I’m sorry,” he wrote. “This is a first for me. I’ve never faced criticism like this before, because I’ve never made a mistake like this before. I’m surrounded by good people and believe I make good decisions, but I’m still a human being. I can be wrong.”

He has since decided to take a break from vlogging.

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The 20-year-old hit the runway for Philipp Plein last September — where he was almost shown up by Poppa Snoop, who had a dazzling runway walk if we do say so ourselves — and now he’s landed his first major print campaign for MCM Worldwide.

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The German luxury leather brand cast Broadus alongside models Jasmine Sanders and Kai Hillebrand for the spring 2018 Viva Life campaign, which was photographed by Tom Johnson. The UCLA student, who quit the school’s football team in 2016 to pursue film and fashion, was photographed in an MCM varsity jacket and leather backpack that definitely played into his handsome jock persona.
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During last year’s Made L.A. fashion show for his debut clothing collection — a line co-designed with Joyrich’s Tom Hirota for a Snoop x Joyrich collaboration — Broadus told The Hollywood Reporter that his dad is both his biggest inspiration and champion.

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“I admire he stayed true to himself,” he said. “He’s an inspiration to me because that’s how I feel — quitting football and following my passion: film and fashion.”

Page Six reports that Broadus’ next modeling project is a gig with Kenneth Cole due out next month.

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Alex Trebek has provided fans with an update on his health, and though he didn’t answer in the form of a question, he says his “prognosis is excellent.”

In a video shared via the Jeopardy YouTube page, Trebek revealed he had surgery over the holiday break to remove blood clots on his brain caused by a fall he suffered in October. Wearing a Jeopardy hat, Trebek appeared in good health and good spirits, saying, “I expect to be back in the studio taping more Jeopardy programs very, very soon.”

This is not the first time Trebek has suffered a health setback. In 2011, he tore his Achilles tendon while chasing a burglar from his hotel room, and in 2012, he suffered a mild heart attack. More recently, in 2015, he had to host while seated due to a full knee replacement.

However, none of these setbacks have deterred the longtime Jeopardy host, even if they occasionally cause postponements in taping the game show. Trebek has hosted Jeopardy for 33 years and counting, and just extended his contract through the 2019-2020 season (which will be the show’s 36th year on air). For $ 1,000, what is longevity?

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Barack Obama just revealed his favourite songs and books from 2017

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He may have left the White House over a year ago, but Barack Obama is still guiding the way for us all.

To mark the New Year the 56-year-old took to his public Facebook page to share his top songs and books from 2017 – Rihanna, Camila Cabello and Harry Styles made the list – just FYI.

‘During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists,’ he announced in a Facebook post to his 55 million followers. ‘It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world.’

He continued: ‘With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here’s my 2017 list – I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year.’

Obama then proceeded to list his top songs and books of 2017 and it’s everything. The thought of Obama dancing to Camila Cabello’s Havana is making us very happy.

The best books Obama read in 2017:

The Power by Naomi Alderman
Grant by Ron Chernow
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Five-Carat Soul by James McBride
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
Dying: A Memoir by Cory Taylor
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
*Bonus for hoops fans: Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Basketball (and Other Things) by Shea Serrano

Obama’s favourite songs of 2017:

Mi Gente by J Balvin & Willy William
Havana by Camila Cabello (feat. Young Thug)
Blessed by Daniel Caesar
The Joke by Brandi Carlile
First World Problems by Chance The Rapper (feat. Daniel Caesar)
Rise Up by Andra Day
Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled (feat. Rihanna and Bryson Tiller)
Family Feud by Jay-Z (feat. Beyoncé)
Humble by Kendrick Lamar
La Dame et Ses Valises by Les Amazones d’Afrique (feat. Nneka)
Unforgettable by French Montana (feat. Swae Lee)
The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness by The National
Chanel by Frank Ocean
Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man
Butterfly Effect by Travis Scott
Matter of Time by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Little Bit by Mavis Staples
Millionaire by Chris Stapleton
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
Broken Clocks by SZA
Ordinary Love (Extraordinary Mix) by U2
*Bonus: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (not out yet, but the blues version in his Broadway show is the best!)

We’re off to buy ALL of these.

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Wisconsin has a massive, decade-old tornado scar that is still visible from space

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Tornados can be absolutely devastating forces of nature, especially when they materialize over a populated area with little warning, but the destruction they bring often fades with time. That doesn’t seem to be the case in northern Wisconsin, where a 40-mile-long scar still remains from a strong tornado which tore through thousands of acres of forest over a decade ago.

On June 7th, 2007, a large EF3 tornado sliced through thick woods in the north of the state, tearing down everything in its path for 40 miles before finally sputtering to a stop. An incredible 14,000 acres of forest was lost to the twister, and as The Weather Channel points out, the area still sports a nasty gash that can be seen from weather satellites.

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Claire’s pulls children’s makeup from shelves amid asbestos concerns

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If you have a child who received a makeup kit this holiday season — or if you happened to gift a set to another child — you definitely need to be aware of this potential safety concern.

Claire’s has pulled 17 products off its shelves after a Barrington, R.I., family reportedly discovered asbestos in their 6-year-old daughter’s makeup. WJAR-TV reports that the child’s mother, Kristi Warner, was concerned about the ingredients in her daughter’s glitter makeup kit, which was purchased at a Claire’s store at a local mall. Warner mailed the makeup to an independent lab in North Carolina, where test results revealed tremolite asbestos — a material associated with a deadly form of cancer. Seventeen more makeup products from Claire’s from nine different states were then purchased and tested, reportedly revealing tremolite asbestos in every single one.

“I physically sank. I ended up sitting on the ground, just trying to wrap my head around how something like that could end up in our home,” Warner told WJAR-TV. “You just assume that a children’s product would be safe.”

Click here for a list (with photos) of reportedly affected products.

On Dec. 22 — the same day the WJAR-TV report came out — Claire’s posted the following statement on its website:

“At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products. We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines. As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale, and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action.”

On Dec. 27, Claire’s stated the company had retained an independent laboratory to test the products in question. In the meantime, stores had halted sales of these products and began issuing refunds to customers.

Here’s the latest statement from Claire’s, which was posted on Dec. 29:

“The initial results of testing by an independent certified laboratory show that the cosmetics tested to date are asbestos free. Out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway. We have also confirmed that the talcum ingredient supply is from a certified asbestos free European vendor. We will continue to honor returns for any customers remaining uncomfortable.”

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That’s Nasty: Claire’s Pulls Makeup From Stores After They Tested Positive for Asbestos

Claire’s, the popular cheap accessories company, is pulling items from its stores after several makeup products tested positive for asbestos.

If you got your loved ones any makeup from the retailer for Christmas, you might want to read this.

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The company announced the recall on their site and on Twitter just before Christmas, saying they were pulling the products and launching an investigation.

“As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale, and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action. If you have items you wish to return in the interim period we will issue a refund,” the company wrote in its recall notice.

The recall began after a Rhode Island mom found asbestos meant for her 6-year-old daughter in a Claire’s makeup kit.

Kristi Warner bought the makeup set at Providence Place Mall and was suspicious about its ingredients, so she sent it off to a lab. The lawyer, who works for Deaton Law Firm, an asbestos litigation firm, was disappointed to learn her suspicions were correct: the makeup contained tremolite asbestos, a cancer-causing toxin.

“In the work that we do, we’ve come across contaminated cosmetics, but you just assume that a children’s product would be safe,” said Warner to WJAR in Rhode Island.

After purchasing 17 more Claire’s products, Warner and her boss John Deaton found asbestos in every single sample tested.

The nine products that made up the 17 samples — which the company has recalled and removed from shelves — include: Ultimate Mega Make Up Set, Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 piece Makeup Set, Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Make Up Set and the Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact.

Claire’s is issuing full refunds on the products in the case. Claire’s recall hotline, 800-804-7194, is open from 8 A.M. to 11 P.M.

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Bono Reveals What He Learned From ‘Almost Dying’ – and Says ‘Music Has Gotten Very Girly’

Bono‘s latest inspiration for his most recent album Songs of Experience came from a near-death experience.

The U2 singer, 57, revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone for their January 2018 issue that he almost died but refused to divulge details about the event.

Despite refusing to speak on the incident, the star did say the 22-time Grammy-winning band’s latest album explores the theme or mortality.

“It’s just a thing that . . . people have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera,” Bono said. “Especially with this kind of celebrity obsession with the minutiae of peoples’ lives – I have got out of that. I want to speak about the issue in a way that lets people fill in the blanks of what they have been through, you know?”

He continued, “It’s one thing if you were talking about it in a place of record like Rolling Stone, but by the time it gets to your local tabloid it is just awful. It becomes the question that everyone is asking.”

His latest incident was not the first brush with illness or death for the iconic frontman. In 2000, Bono was checked for throat cancer, which turned out negative.

And in 2015, he broke his arm in a bike accident, which he told the magazine was a “comic tragedy.”

“But the thing that shook me was that I didn’t remember it. That was the amnesia; I have no idea how it happened. That left me a little uneasy, but the other stuff has just finally nailed me,” he said. “It was like, ‘Can you take a hint?’ ”

The band’s song “Jesus, What Have You Got For Me?” explores some of the themes that Bono has been contemplating since his mortality was tested.

Bono admits he had previously thought he’d “let go” of his fear of death, but reveals it was the exact opposite.

“I thought I already had, but this was the next installment in trust. You know, people of faith can be very annoying,” he said. “Like when people on the Grammys thank God for a song and you think, “God, that is a shite song. Don’t give God credit for that one – you should take it yourself!” I am sure I have done that myself. And someone’s like, “I got this directly from the mouth of God!” And you’re thinking, “Wow, God has no taste!”

As for today’s music, Bono said he gets his education from his four children.

“The band is always listening to music, and I have got my kids. Jordan is a music snob, an indie snob. Eve is hip-hop. Elijah is in a band, and he has got very strong feelings about music, but he doesn’t make any distinction between, let’s say, the Who and the Killers,” he explained. “Or, you know, Nirvana and Royal Blood. It is not generational for him. It is the sound and what he is experiencing. He believes that a rock & roll revolution is around the corner.”

Bono’s own take on today’s music can be called mixed.

“I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good,” Bono said. “When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don’t care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f—ing over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde.”

Adding, “In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage.”

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From ‘Gilmore Girls’

For the past few years, I have been watching Gilmore Girls on loop. I start at the beginning—an innocent Rory, and her plucky mother, Lorelai—and watch all the way through. Once the infamous last four words of the Netflix special have been spoken, I start all over again. Sure the Gilmore Girls are full of quotable one-liners that ooze wit and guidance: “Only prostitutes have two glasses of wine at lunch.” But if you look closely (or repeatedly like I have) deeper, truer life lessons become apparent.

When Someone Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them


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There are many ways people let you know who they are. But actions are my favorite. A young Rory falls for the rebellious Jess and is then dismayed when he treats her poorly, unlike the ever dependable Dean. While we occasionally see Jess being somewhat sweet, he is also unreliable and volatile. It only makes sense that since this is the type of person he is, it’s also the type of boyfriend he would be.

Believe people when they show you who they are through their actions (for better or worse) and accept them the way they are. Trying to change someone is futile and will only leave you both frustrated, like what happened when Jess tried to get physical with Rory in Kyle’s bedroom before she was ready. Knowing what behavior you can accept is important too.

Know When to Compromise


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After Lorelai’s hasty nuptials to her baby daddy, Chris, Emily points out: “Marriage is not about always being happy, and often it’s about not being happy at all. It’s about compromise.” That statement is true of life in general. Yes, you could plant your feet and refuse to give in (like Lorelai does in many of her relationships). But sometimes it’s more important to find a resolution and move on than to be right.

Compromise is the best way forward in a conflict. That being said, knowing what your deal breakers are is just as crucial. In romance, as well as in your career, pick your battles carefully and know what behavior is non-negotiable. This means you also need to be able to walk away if and when those deal breakers come up.

Timing Is Everything


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Over the years, Lorelai struggles to keep her love life afloat. Her relationship with Chris suffers from chronic bad timing, as does the much-anticipated relationship with Luke. We watch as Luke pines for years. When he finally has his heart’s desire, his long-lost daughter appears throwing an otherwise intensely committed Luke for a loop. Timing is essential.

When you find that special someone it’s hard to resist going “all in” but keep the bigger picture in mind. Are you in an emotionally stable or healthy place? Are they? Weighing the answers before proceeding will save you from heartache. You might be better off waiting for the right time.

In Life, as in TV Scripts, Money Makes Everything Easier


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Wealth and its advantages are a definite theme in Gilmore Girls. However, the few times when Lorelai and Rory are up against real money constraints like paying for Chilton and Yale or saving the house from termites, grandparents Richard and Emily are there to save the day. Even though Lorelai is loath to ask for their help, they are a secure safety net.

In real life, most of us do not have extremely wealthy parents or grandparents to rely on. But that doesn’t mean we can’t take that concept and apply it. By putting money aside from each paycheck, you can be your own safety net. Savings can give you the freedom to explore a new career, move to a different city, and take risks. Savings can mean independence. I am a kayak, hear me roar!

Kindness Goes a Long Way


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This is the big one. On multiple occasions, Lorelai and Rory navigate difficult workplace moments. The linen delivery is late, Paris needs to be ousted as editor of the Yale Daily News, Tom the contractor hasn’t been paid, the newspaper is not ready to go to press, etc. These are crises that could easily result in a freak-out, but the Gilmore Girls keep their cool and firmly but gently handle each situation with aplomb.

Instead of laying blame or yelling, they are calm, kind and nice. This is the type of attitude that builds goodwill from co-workers, employees, and fellow students. When your default reaction is kindness, you create an atmosphere where people want to help and support you. So the next time something goes horribly wrong, channel your inner Gilmore Girl and respond with kindness.

While classics like “Oy with the poodles already” and “Copper boom” have endlessly entertained, the deeper themes and lessons of Gilmore Girls are what keep me coming back. So next time you find yourself dealing with life’s challenges look no further than Stars Hollow and its favorite daughters to truly be In Omnia Paratus.

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The Coolest Holiday Party Outfit Ideas From Forever 21

The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you open your closet, sift through your options, and find yourself extremely disappointed at your eveningwear selection. Instead of heading to a luxury department store where I’d inevitably spend hundreds of dollars on one item, though, I thought I’d check out Forever 21, and let me tell you, I was “shook,” as the kids say.

The retailer is currently brimming with holiday party outfit ideas all at prices that will make you and your wallet happy. From ruffle satin heels to the perfect flirty dress to go with them, let Forever 21 be your go-to destination this season for all your party outfit needs. Here, I’ve rounded up a selection of my favorite holiday party pieces from the retailer for your shopping pleasure so that you too can get in on this shopping secret.

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A Philadelphia baby was dragged from her bed and brutally attacked by a raccoon.

Devastating pictures show 4-month-old Jourini Black with a bloodied face and numerous gashes from the Wednesday night attack. Fox29 reports the child was rushed to Temple University hospital and later transported to St. Christopher Hospital where she would get 65 stitches.

Black’s mother Ashley Rodgers said after briefly leaving the baby’s room to take her 6-year-old son to the bathroom, she returned to a nightmare.

“She was laying on the floor— across the room —  blood all over her face and her PJs,” she said in an interview with Fox29.

The infant’s father Samuel Black believes Rodgers’ landlord is to blame for the raccoon being able to infiltrate the residence. On Thursday morning, he told the news outlet the building’s owner Jihad Simpson never informed Rodgers of the building’s rodent issues.

According to CBS 3, the landlord never obtained a license to rent out units in the building. Neighbors said there is a heavy raccoon presence in the area.

“I thought it was a nightmare when I heard over the phone,” he said. “My heart dropped. I didn’t know what to say, what to think.”

Rodgers and her children just moved into the apartment on Tuesday. Black said his daughter is healing and has been in good spirits. Both parents plan on seeking justice for their daughter.

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LeBron James, Serena Williams and Tom Brady Are Still Dominating Their Sports. Here’s What You Can Learn From Them

On December 30th, LeBron James will turn 33. But in NBA years, he may as well be 61 and downing Geritol daily. Still, James is in his 15th season of pro basketball. He’s never played in less than 84% of his team’s regular season games. He’s twice led the NBA in minutes played, and tops the league in total minutes so far this season. And while many of his colleagues are resting on a golf course or hammock in May and June, James is making deep playoff runs. His teams have made seven straight appearances in the NBA Finals. Did we mention the three summer breaks he’s given up to play in the Olympics?

Receding hairline and all, LeBron’s getting up there. His body should be breaking down. James has already played more combined regular season and playoff minutes (51,558) than Michael Jordan (48,485) — and Jordan took two sabbaticals from basketball, totaling around four-and-a-half seasons, before retiring for good at age 40 after the 2002-2003 season. But James might be better than ever. This season he’s averaging career highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and assists. He’s scoring 28.4 points per game — his highest average since the 2009-2010 season, his last in Cleveland before leaving for Miami as a free agent. He won the MVP award that year.

During the past 12 months, sports has seen its share of thrilling moments. The Houston Astros, for example, winning a wild seven-game World Series after losing 111 games just four short years ago. Or Clemson rallying from a 10-point deficit against Alabama to win the national title game on a DeShaun Watson touchdown pass in the final seconds. Or Mississippi State ending Connecticut’s 111-game winning streak on a Morgan William buzzer beater at the women’s Final Four.

Still, no 2017 storyline was more satisfying to millions of sports fans around the globe than the astounding performances of aging athletic icons. Besides James, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady — at age 39 — rallied his team from a 28-3 deficit in Super Bowl LI to a 34-28 overtime victory. At age 40, his Pats are in position to secure home field advantage in the AFC playoffs and make their 8th Super Bowl appearance of the Brady era. In tennis, Roger Federer, now 36, won two more major titles: he became the oldest man to win Wimbledon in the Open era, and also clinched a fifth career Australian Open championship. Federer’s longtime rival, Rafael Nadal, now 31, often injured and written off as a fading superstar, won the other two Slams of 2017, the French and U.S. Opens.

Serena Williams not only won an Australian Open championship at 35 — breaking Steffi Graf’s Open Era record for most Grand Slam singles titles in the process — she did so while eight weeks pregnant. Her opponent in that Aussie final? Sister Venus Williams, now 37, who in 2017 also reached the Wimbledon finals, and the semifinals of the U.S. Open, during a revival year that saw her climb all the way to No. 5 in the world rankings.

What can the rest of us learn from these masterful aging athletes? James, for one, takes maniacal care of his body. He’s fond of posting workout pictures and videos on social media: Stephen Curry delightfully mocked this habit this summer at the wedding of Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes. He takes frequent ice baths and wears compression tights to help flush out lactic acids, and wears leg boots that help his blood flow.

If you don’t have time to prep Arctic baths or $ 1,750 for hi-tech boots, you can always eat like Brady. The Pats QB credits his diet for helping his career longevity. It involves a lot of quinoa, dandelion greens, and avocado ice cream. (I’ll just save up for LeBron’s boots, thank you.)

Federer shows the power of a recharge. He shut down his 2016 season in July following knee surgery, skipping the Olympics and the U.S. Open to focus on his recovery. Federer said the mental rest worked just as many wonders as the physical break. He hiked with his family in the mountains and scheduled spontaneous lunches with old friends. “That gave me a lot of power for this year,” Federer told me after his Australian Open victory. “I said I have to come out of this six months rejuvenated. Fresh. Hungry. Ready to go. We were able to achieve that.”

The Williams sisters show how diverse passions can help you perform, long past what are supposed to be your prime years. They’ve long been interested in fashion, for example. Serena hosts shows at Fashion Week in New York, while Venus has her own clothing line, EleVen. A decade or so ago, the sisters were criticized for their outside interests. People questioned their dedication to tennis. Few would have bet that they’d still be excelling ten years later, well into their thirties. But because they didn’t burn out — tennis has a notoriously high churn rate — here they are.

As for Serena winning a major championship while pregnant, that’s just ridiculous. “She won a grand slam pregnant,” tweeted supermodel Brooklyn Decker, who’s married to ex-U.S. tennis star Andy Roddick. “I needed Andy to dress me, carry me, and delicately place me on the toilet when I was four weeks pregnant.”

This elderly emergence could bode well for 2018. There’s room for one more band member on the aging athletic rock star tour.

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Locations that look like they came from Star Wars

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One of the most popular things about the Star Wars movies has always been the world building. Being able to imagine yourself visiting these far off planets, and living in distant lands in a faraway galaxy. This all contributes to the mythology and legend of the movies and increases the charm and appeal of the movies. The detail and the different worlds that have been created all combine to make these flicks unforgettable.

There are so many epic locations that have been used around the world for the Star Wars films. And, there are even more wonderful locations that look as though they have come right out of a Star Wars movie. With visual beauty, grandeur, and an otherworldly feel, these are some of the great locations we’ve found that look like they could have been plucked a long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away!

Wadi Rum, Jordan

This vast, expansive red desert location seems to go on for miles over the horizon. The site, in Southern Jordan, has a stunning landscape of jagged cliffs, intriguing caves, natural gorges, stone archways, and blistered red sand. It looks very much like Luke’s home planet of Tatooine from the first Star Wars movie. The UNESCO World Heritage site appeared in the Ridley Scott movie The Martian (as a double for Mars) and also featured in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Fly Geyser, Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Check out this stunning geyser that looks like it’s come straight out of a science fiction movie. Full of strange and colorful patterns, not to mention odd shapes, the geyser is certainly something you wouldn’t expect to see in the middle of the Nevada desert. Created, by accident, in 1964, the geyser is still working today and can shoot water 5 feet into the air. This is a truly stunning location and one we would certainly expect to find in a Star Wars movie.

The Spotted Lake, Osoyoos, British Columbia

Canada has some of the most stunning landscape we’ve ever seen, and this is a prime example of that. The Spotted Lake is mega popular with tourists, and it’s not difficult to understand why from looking at it. The lake contains a huge amount of minerals, which are revealed in the summer when the water evaporates – this leaves around 300 pools/spots where the minerals create a watery puddle in the lake. Pretty stunning, right?

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

You may well have heard of this location because it’s actually home to the largest salt flats in the world. More than 10 billion tons of salt cover 4,000 square miles, and make for one of the most visually stunning locations on the planet! If you ever get the chance to go here, you should definitely check it out. This beautiful place looks like it was tailor made to join the supporting cast of one of the Star Wars movies.

These are all remarkable places on Earth that we feel would be perfectly suited to a Star Wars movie. Of course, Wadi Rum in Jordan did make a brief appearance in Rogue One, but, the other places have not graced the screen yet. Perhaps, someone should get on to Disney, and recommend these locations!

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The Last Jedi may have debuted to the second-biggest domestic box office opening of all time—behind only its Star Wars predecessor, The Force Awakens—but it was met by mixed reviews from moviegoers.

While critics seemed to love The Last Jedi, scoring it at 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, hardcore Star Wars fans were more divided — Episode VIII has only a 53 percent audience rating on the site.

However, director Rian Johnson has said that he believes the controversy surrounding the movie was an inevitable result of the saga moving forward. After being asked what he thinks of Jedi‘s polarizing nature, Johnson took to Twitter to explain his stance.

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From Doctor Who

Doctor Who, the show about the time-travelling alien with two hearts and a big, blue box captured my heart back in 1995. Since then, I’ve followed each adventure, remembered every face, and came to embrace each regeneration. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about people and life. Here are just five of the many lessons I learned from the Doctor.

People Matter


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Doctor Who is all about people. Companions, friends, even enemies, they are all people with their own goals, feelings and emotions. The relationships between characters are at the centre of everything, just like in the real world.

Not everyone is the same. People can be good, bad, friends or enemies but, despite this, these relationships are important. They shape you, and they matter. Take, for instance, the relationship between the Doctor and the Master. It is one of the most complex relationships on the show. The two childhood friends are now enemies, but there is always a sense of respect between them. Friendships may end, but the memories of your past adventures together never disappear.

Never Give Up



There is one idea that remains constant in Doctor Who, no matter the subject, theme or location. That idea is hope, the light at the end of the tunnel. Even when faced with insurmountable odds, there’s always a glimmer of hope and happiness.

The Time War, an impossible situation without any correct answer, is the best examples of this. With no clear path to take and danger looming on all sides, the Doctor never loses hope that things will work out. This has translated into my own life a thousand times over. When faced with a problem, I don’t give up or give in and hope for the best. I carry on. I might not succeed in the end, but at least I tried, right? Never give up, and you will succeed or — at the very least — be proud that you tried.

Everything Ends



Life goes on, and things happen. People enter our lives and then leave, a major theme of Doctor Who that resembles real life pretty darn well. Just look at the Doctor’s companions. They join the Doctor for many adventures but, eventually, their time on the TARDIS comes to an end.

In the real world, we make friends and then that friendship ends. You have a great job, and then it becomes redundant. One minute a family member is there in front of you, the next, they’re not. Be prepared for things to happen in life that you might not always enjoy or agree with. Yes, it can be hard — possibly one of the hardest things you will ever face in your life. But you won’t enjoy the time you have now unless you come to terms with it. In the end, yes, we miss people but time does heal wounds.

Will You Help Me?



“Will you help me?” is the phrase at the heart of each episode of Doctor Who. Sure, the show is also about epic adventures and fearsome battles, but they all begin with those four words. Every single episode has a character in need of help; sometimes it’s even the Doctor him (her?) self.

Remember “Night Terrors“? That episode brought the Doctor to Earth by the sheer power of a little boy’s cry for help. Now, I wouldn’t say I never helped people before I watched the show, but it opened my eyes to just how much I could help people. Even small acts, like giving directions or donating to charities, can have a huge impact on others’ lives.

Embrace Change



“Change my dear, and not a moment too soon.” – 6th Doctor

Change is the gear that’s kept the show going for over 50 years. When it comes to Doctor Who, change is everywhere — in themes, faces, companions, and behind-the-scenes. Regeneration is the most obvious example of this. The show manages to keep the title character the same while completely changing them. It isn’t just about switching actors; each Doctor is different from the last.

Doctor Who embraces change, a natural part of our daily lives. Our jobs, homes, friends, memories and emotions can all change in a moment. Sudden or unexpected changes can be difficult to embrace. In my experience, meeting change head on and playing the hand I was dealt has been much easier after watching Doctor Who. Change can actually be a good thing.

The univer-, sorry, the Whoniverse is full of lessons you can take away and explore. From coping with the real world to understanding the next chapters of your life, it’s a fantastic show with messages that fans of all ages can understand.

Those were my five life lessons, what are yours?

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It’s been called the “flu-pocalypse” by some in the media, and by others, simply “bad.” We’re talking about the 2017-2018 flu season, and according to early predictions, it’s not looking good. In December 2017, CNN reported that flu activity was higher in the U.S. than usual for that time of year, causing seven child fatalities and 856 flu-related hospitalizations. Brandan Flannery, co-author of…

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In December 2017, CNN reported that flu activity was higher in the U.S. than usual for that time of year, causing seven child fatalities and 856 flu-related hospitalizations. Brandan Flannery, co-author of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) flu report, stated that the flu was increasing, with steep increases across the country, and particularly in the South.

Reports from Australia showed that the flu vaccine used there, which is similar to the one used in the U.S., was only about 10 percent effective against the most serious strain of the flu. It’s called the “H3N2,” and is historically the worst type of influenza—the one that makes people the most sick.

About the same time, reports from Australia showed that the flu vaccine used there, which is similar to the one used in the U.S., was only about 10 percent effective against the most serious strain of the flu. It’s called the “H3N2,” and is historically the worst type of influenza—the one that makes people the most sick.

“Unfortunately, it’s the one strain that the vaccine is really underperforming in, in every regard,” Dr. Michael Osterholm, who directs The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told the Business Insider.

How the vaccine works in Australia is usually seen as an indication for how it will work in the U.S. Obviously, these results aren’t promising.

Healthcare experts still recommend getting the flu shot, since it can help reduce the severity of the flu, even if you do get it. It also contributes to “herd immunity”—less cases of the flu overall and more protection for those who are vulnerable like children and the elderly.

But meanwhile, we all need to do more to protect ourselves this season. Below are the top seven ways you can boost your immune system during this particularly difficult flu season.

1. Exercise.
You may find it more difficult to exercise during the winter months because of the cold, but it’s important not to stop, because exercise boosts the immune system. In fact, in 2010, researchers reported that those who were fit and exercised frequently were much less likely to develop a cold over a period of 12 weeks. Even when they did, it was much less severe than it was in those who didn’t exercise.

In addition, those who got in five or more days of exercise a week experienced 43 percent fewer days with cold symptoms than those who got only one day or less of exercise per week.

Other studies have shown similar results, with one caveat: over-exercising can be just as bad as not exercising at all. In one study, those who exhausted themselves on a run were more likely to come down with the flu than those who rested comfortably. Yet in another study, those who jogged for a leisurely 20 or 30 minutes were more protected against the flu than those who were sedentary.

So the key is to exercise, but not exhaust yourself. Get in your daily jog or spin or whatever works for you to boost your immune system—just don’t push it until you drop.

2. Get enough sleep.
Sleep is important to many facets of health, and immunity is one of them. In a recent 2017 study, researchers took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns, and found that sleep deprivation depressed the immune system.

Other studies have shown that sleep-deprived people don’t respond as well to a vaccine, because the immune system is sluggish. Still others have found that when those who haven’t gotten enough sleep are exposed to a virus, they’re more likely to get sick than those who have gotten the recommended 7-8 hours a night.

Bottom line: if you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll be more likely to catch a cold or the flu if you’re exposed to it. Adults need 7-8 hours, teenagers usually need 9-10 hours a night, and school-aged children may need 10 or more.

3. Try probiotics.
You may have heard that fermented foods like yogurt and miso may help keep your digestive system working well. That’s because they contain “probiotics,” which are “good” bacteria that help balance the microbiota in your gut. We all have a balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract, and our health depends on the good ones outnumbering the bad ones.

There are a number of things that can throw off that balance, however, including a poor diet, stress, illness, digestive problems, antibiotic treatment, and more. Probiotics can help replace the good bacteria that you may lose going about your daily life.

That not only helps maintain healthy digestion, but it can also help boost your immune system. A number of studies have linked probiotics with immune health. In 2014, for example, researchers reported that probiotics are helpful in many diseases because of how they boost immune response. And in a 2012 review, researchers found that in general, the introduction of probiotics into the diet had a beneficial effect on the immune system.

To get more probiotics in your diet, eat more fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, miso soup, kefir, sourdough bread, kombucha, pickles, tempeh, and soft cheeses. If your concerned about catching the flu, you may want to take supplements for awhile, as they typically contain more probiotics than you can get from food.

4. Wash your hands frequently.
You’ve probably heard about hand washing since you were high enough to reach the sink. The CDC says that it prevents illnesses and helps keep infections from spreading to others. The problem is that we all tend to touch the eyes, nose, and mouth without realizing it, and when we do, any germs that are on our hands can gain entrance into the body, making us sick.

It helps to avoid touching your face, but you’re still likely to do it on occasion. Washing your hands keeps you from transferring germs to yourself. It also keeps germs away from the foods you eat, which is good, as some germs can multiply while they’re in foods and beverages, making them even more likely to cause illness.

Remember that you touch a number of surfaces throughout the day that may contain germs, including hand rails, door handles, table tops, and more. Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap, and if you don’t have access to a sink, take some hand sanitizer with you.

Finally, keep some hand lotion with you too, to keep hands moisturized. All that hand washing makes skin dry and cracked, which gives germs an easy entrance inside you. A strong skin barrier protects you, so do your best to keep your hands hydrated. Wear gloves frequently.

5. Eat immune-boosting foods.
What we eat can help protect us from a cold or the flu. But what foods are the best?

Most any “healthy” food is good for the immune system. This includes fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, legumes, spices, and teas. If you’re looking for some specific recommendations, here are a few:

• Garlic and onions
• Citrus fruits
• Berries
• Bell peppers
• Ginger
• Spinach and broccoli
• Nuts
• Green tea
• Papaya and kiwi
• Seeds (like sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds)
• Shellfish and oysters
• Oats and barley
• Chicken soup
• Sweet potatoes
• Mushrooms

6. Take the right supplements.
A healthy diet will provide most of the nutrients you need, but there are some vitamins, minerals, and herbs that are powerhouses when it comes to supporting the immune system. During the height of the flu season, it may help to take some of these supplements to increase your protection. (Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement.)

• Vitamin D: Many women are low in vitamin D to begin with (read our article on vitamin D here), and even more may be low in the winter months because of a lack of sun exposure. Yet a deficiency in vitamin D is associated with an increased susceptibility to infections. You need enough of this vitamin if you want a strong immune system.

• Zinc: Do you take zinc lozenges to get over a cold faster? That’s wise, because zinc is known to play an important role in the immune system. If you’re not getting enough, you may be more likely to get sick.

• Vitamin C: In a 2006 study, researchers found that adequate intakes of vitamin C and zinc (up to 30 mg) soothed symptoms of respiratory tract infections and helped shorten their duration. Both also reduced the incidence of pneumonia and other infections.

• Echinacea: Studies have found that Echinacea can help stimulate the immune system to fight harder against infections. If you feel like you’re coming down with something, give it a try.

• Astragalus root: Astragalus root has been found in studies to help activate immune cells, and in a 2013 study, to actually reduce replication of the H9N2 avian or “bird” flu virus.

 

7. Calm down.
There’s a reason why at some of the worst times in your life, you get sick. “Now?” you may think. “When all of this other stuff is going on?”

That “other stuff” is most likely the reason for your illness. Studies show that stress alters the immune system, overtaxing it so it’s less able to protect you from germs. In a 2004 study, researchers reported that even short stressors, like taking an exam, suppressed immune activity. Chronic (ongoing stress) is worse.

When we get stressed, the body releases more of the stress hormone, called “cortisol.” Cortisol temporarily suppresses the immune system, reducing its natural response to viruses and bacteria. That’s why if you’re stressed, you’re more susceptible to the cold and flu.

In a 2012 study, researchers talked to about 275 people about the stressful experiences they’d had over the past year. They then gave them nasal drops containing a common cold virus, and quarantined them for five days. Those who reported more stressful events in the past year were more likely to get sick.

To protect yourself, engage in at least one stress-relieving activity each day. The point is to do something that helps you release your worries and anxieties and feel calmer. Exercise is a great option, but you may also enjoy crafting, spending time with friends and loved ones or a cherished pet, meditating, taking part in a yoga or tai chi class, enjoying a warm bath or nice massage, or anything else that works for you. The point is not to let your stress take control. Find ways to release and manage it and you’ll stay healthier this year.

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