Controversy, Joy and Politics: 5 Takeaways From the World Cup Final

Six goals, pitch invaders, controversial decisions and excitable world leaders: the final of one of the most open and exciting World Cup tournaments in years didn’t disappoint.

France beat Croatia 4-2 to take their second trophy 20 years after they won their first, when the team’s current manager, Didier Deschamps, captained the side.

It wasn’t just the soccer that caught the eye, though. Here are some of the highlights from the final of what some (including the U.S. President) are calling the best World Cup ever.

Politics finally had an impact

With the allegations of corruption over FIFA’s decision to give Russia hosting duties, the violence of some Russia fans at the Euro 2016 tournament in France and, not least, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive behavior toward the West, the World Cup was expected to be far more marked by political controversy than it ultimately was.

Indeed, it took till the final for any action of note—a pitch invasion early in the second half, responsibility for which was claimed by Pussy Riot, the anti-Putin activist group. Four people dressed as police ran onto the pitch—one woman high-fived French striker Kylian Mbappé, while two men were tackled off the pitch by security with assistance from annoyed Croatia defender Dejan Lovren.

The protest group put out a video and a tweet saying the World Cup showed “how well Russian policemen can behave. But what will happen when it ends?” They also shared their five demands on social media, including a call for political prisoners to be freed and for “political competition” to be allowed in Russia.

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The Associated Press reported Monday that the group had been charged with “violating spectators’ rights” and “illegally wearing police symbols,” citing Russia’s Interfax news agency. The group posted on Facebook that they were worried about further criminal charges and said they had been unable to see their lawyer.

France celebrated hard—including the President

For 90 minutes, at least, any geopolitical concerns appeared to be on pause for the world leaders watching from the VIP box—Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović wore her country’s football jersey, while Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron wore their more usual suits. The formal wear didn’t stop Macron from leaping about in joy as France took the lead and ultimately the match. The photo of him on his feet, arms in the air as the rest of the box sits straight-faced, went viral—and he was later spotted on player Benjamin Mendy’s Instagram Story with Paul Pogba, doing the “dab” dance move, often used in soccer celebrations.

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Macron’s was not the only celebration that made headlines—the entire French team crashed the Deschamps press conference, spraying the manager and the press with champagne and water, and climbing onto the tables. Deschamps praised his “crazy” team: “They are young and they are happy.”

Putin looked after number one

The Russian President may have given the media no reaction of note in response to the pitch invasion, but he managed to make headlines at the medal-giving ceremony. After a dry game, the heavens opened as the players queued for their medals, and only one of the assembled leaders and dignitaries had an umbrella: Vladimir Putin.

As Macron and Grabar-Kitarović enthusiastically hugged players from both teams, getting soaked in the process, Putin stood under a giant black umbrella being held by an assistant. Eventually more umbrellas appeared to cover the rest of the leaders, including FIFA President Gianni Infantino. The players, however, remained in the rain.

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Video refereeing made a World Cup final first

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) made its World Cup debut this tournament, and proved decisive throughout. The final was no different, with a penalty awarded to France in the 38th minute coming after a controversial VAR moment: after first dismissing France’s claims of a handball, referee Néstor Pitana reviewed the video footage and decided that Croatian player Ivan Perišić had deliberately handled the ball, and awarded a penalty.

Deflated thereafter, Croatia trailed for the rest of the match. But France’s following goals—one by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, and the other by 19-year-old Kylian Mbappé—showed Les Bleus were determined winners.

New World Cup records made

As well as being a first for VAR, the final was also Croatia’s first—the country of four million had previously sent a team as far as third place in 1998 (the year France last won), but this time made it to the final two. The reinvigorated young French side ultimately won out—with Mbappé becoming only the second-ever teenager to score in a World Cup final, joining Pelé, who scored in 1958 against the host, Sweden.

The Brazilian superstar welcomed Mbappé to the club, and the French player was named young player of the tournament. Now the rest of the world is eagerly watching his next move. The super-speedy youngster is being linked with top clubs around Europe, including Real Madrid, but insisted that he’ll stay at Paris Saint Germain when asked by reporters after the match.

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Surfrider Volunteers Remove 1,493 Pounds of Trash from San Diego’s Beaches After the 4th

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SAN DIEGO, CA – Over 525 volunteers gathered at four popular beaches this morning to assist with the Surfrider Foundation San Diego’s annual post-Fourth of July Morning After Mess beach series.  By midday, Surfrider volunteers had recovered over 1493 pounds of trash and recycling, which otherwise would have been washed into the sea adding to the already critical pollution problem devastating the world’s oceans.

 

Surfrider volunteers hosted four cleanups in collaboration with I Love a Clean San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper from 9 a.m. to noon. at the Ocean Beach Pier, Fiesta Island, Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach and the Oceanside Pier.  These cleanup sites were chosen because of the high concentration of beachgoers and notorious reputations for post-4th of July trash.

 

San Diego Chapter Coordinator, Mitch Silverstein, says, “The more people visit the beach,  the more trash ends up on the beach. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Most of what our volunteers pick up could be avoided if we chose reusable items instead of single-use ones. Start simple- reusable bags, reusable water bottle, reusable coffee mug. Those 3 items will cut your waste footprint drastically, and they’ll help keep our streets & beaches clean.”

 

Few holidays generate more trash on San Diego County beaches than the Fourth of July.  Unfortunately, the majority of this litter is made up of single-use plastic, which exacerbates an already critical pollution problem devastating marine life in the world’s oceans.  This year’s Morning After Mess recovered over 8,000 cigarette butts, more than 1535 plastic food wrappers, and a variety of obscure items including a garage door opener and a head massager.

 

For more information on the Surfrider Foundation San Diego, visit www.surfridersd.org or contact Chapter Coordinator, Mitch Silverstein at mitch@surfridersd.org.

 

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Who is Laura Crane? Love Island new girl and surfer from Devon

IT’S not every day that a professional surfer joins Love Island and so Laura Crane is definitely a villa first.

The surfing pro is looking for someone who’s ready for an adventure – are any of the lads fit enough to keep up with her?

Laura Crane is always looking for her next adventure.
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Who is Laura Crane?

Laura is a 23-year-old professional surfer who’s been breaking waves since she was 16.

She’s represented the Great Britain team and taken part in the qualifying world series two year years during that time as well.

She grew up surrounded by surfer boys which might have influenced her career choice – but she also thinks this means she will sway towards the guys in the Love Island villa when looking for friendship.

The blonde bombshell is keen to not tread on any toes in the villa but is looking for a guy who has a sense of humour and can keep up with her on her adventures.


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Love Island series four kicked off on Monday, June 4, on ITV.

The show is airing at 9.00pm six nights a week – only taking a break on Saturdays – over eight weeks.

Caroline Flack has presented Love Island since it returned to TV in 2015 and is joined once again by voice-over artist Iain Stirling.

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Love Island 2018 is underway and while a lot of us thought we’d be watching it ironically (this writer included), we’re now hooked.

We want the water bottle with our name on, the endless beauty supply, but more than anything we want Jack Fincham as our boyfriend – don’t worry though, we’d never do that to Dani!

Yes, everyone’s desperate to get into that villa, with it even emerging this week that some people are going to extreme lengths – with it reported that there are at least five attempted break ins on the villa every day.

But for the contestants who actually are allowed in the villa, there are apparently a few rules, from no smoking in public areas and no masturbating, to no nudity and no drunken or unsafe sex.

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One reported rule that we didn’t expect however was no paper and pens, with islanders reportedly banned from bringing the items into the Majorcan villa.

While the rule may seem odd, it does make sense – being able to write secret notes would deter islanders from having difficult conversations in public, something that makes the show more watchable.

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Of course there are ways around it – when Zara left the villa last month, BFF Ellie wrote her a note to put in her suitcase, writing with eyeliner on a piece of toilet roll. But on the whole, the islanders are just encouraged to say what they’re feeling.

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Childress was reportedly doing a bit of summer gardening when he came across one of the large plants and promptly chopped it down, unknowingly getting some of the plant’s dangerous sap on one side of his face as well as his arm. Nothing happened at first — that’s what makes the plant so incredibly brutal — but that would change.

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When it comes to swimsuit cover-ups, sarongs are near the top of the list. The wrappable pieces often give off tropical vibes thanks to floral or palm prints making them even more appropriate. But you don’t have to invest your summer cash in a bunch of sarongs you’ll never use inland.

Wrap skirts are sarongs’ more versatile cousins and they’ll see some heavy rotation in your wardrobe this season. That’s because the skirts can serve as cover-ups or just your daily bottoms teamed with a basic white tee, tank or frilly blouse. And they come in more varieties than those themed sarongs. Feeling sporty? Look for a wrap skirt that resembles a tennis skirt. Got a big date? Opt for a flamenco-inspired take complete with ruffles. Or take the trend with you to the office with semi-conservative versions HR won’t object to.

Whatever your summer plans, wrap skirts have got you covered. Shop 19 of our favorites above and spend that extra sarong money on a cute one-piece or oversized straw hat.

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Tragic: Husband Finds Wife and Her Mechanic Lover Both Dead from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning After They Had Sex in the Garage [Video]

A New Jersey man came home Monday night to find both his wife and her lover dead in the garage.

The two died of carbon monoxide poisoning while having sex.

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Kahali Johnson said he returned home that night and smelled a strong odor coming from the garage of his apartment, according to WABC. So, he went to investigate, WABC reported.

In the garage, Johnson said he found his wife, Tameka Hargrave, and their mechanic near a running vehicle.

“As I tried to step to open the last garage door, I see the mechanic, he’s laid out,” Johnson told the station. “She’s just a few feet away, she’s laid out. And pretty much I had to call 911 because, at this time, with that level of emissions, I knew that they were gone.”

Sources told KXAS that Hargrave, 39, and the unnamed mechanic, 59, were allegedly having sex in the car when they succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning. Law enforcement sources reportedly told the station that Hargrave had allegedly been having sex with the mechanic in exchange for his car work.

The Newark Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene and police said the deaths appeared to be accidental, NJ.com reported. Newark Fire Division evacuated the building, and one person was taken to a local hospital, according to the publication.

As for Johnson, the grieving husband told WABC that he blames the apartment complex.

“Basically she died because of carbon monoxide,” Johnson said. “They do not have adequate alarm systems, because if there had been an alarm in that garage, people would have been alerted to the fact that it was going on.”

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Grace Wardle and Frankie Foster have been axed from ‘Love Island’ – as two new Islanders entered the villa

OHMYGOSSIP — Grace Wardle and Frankie Foster have been axed from ‘Love Island’ – as two new Islanders entered the villa. The 25-year-old hairdresser and the 22-year-old student were dumped from the famous villa during Monday’s (09.07.18) episode of the ITV2 reality show, after they failed to secure the public’s vote for favourite girl and favourite boy currently on the show.

Islanders were sent a text message during the show telling them the public had been voting for their favourites, before revealing the bottom three girls as Megan, Ellie, and Grace, and the boys as Frankie, Charlie, and Josh.

Another text then revealed that Grace and Frankie had received the fewest votes, and would therefore be going home. But despite being prematurely dumped from the show, hairdresser Grace is “feeling positive” about her experience in the villa. When asked in her post-exit interview how she feels following her eviction, she said: “I’m feeling positive. I feel like I’ve had an amazing experience. I was overwhelmed to even make it into the main villa from Casa Amor so I feel privileged that I’ve had the best of both, that I experienced Casa Amor and that I experienced going into the main villa.”

The beauty was “shocked” at the news of the surprise dumping, but admits she wasn’t surprised to find herself in the bottom three. She added: “I think that we were all very shocked when the text came into the villa that there was going to be a dumping. I don’t think it was a shock that myself, Megan and Ellie were announced as being the public’s bottom three girls in the villa. I think people were more shocked that Frankie left and are more upset about that, for Samira’s sake. It is unfortunate that the first guy Samira gelled with in five weeks has gone.”

However, fans won’t have much time to mourn Grace and Frankie’s eviction, as it was also announced during Monday’s show that two new boys are on their way to the villa. Kieran Nicholls, a 26-year-old personal trainer, and Idris Virgo, a 25-year-old boxer, will join the remaining contestants this week, and are set to cause drama as both boys have their eye on Kaz, who is already coupled up with Josh.

Idris said: “I’ve got my eye on Kaz, Georgia and Samira. I know some of the girls are coupled up, like Kaz with Josh, so it would be a challenge with her but I’ll find a way of stealing Kaz because she is my type. I don’t mind stepping on people’s toes.”

Whilst Kieran added: “I’ve got my eye on Kaz in terms of looks and personality. She has her head screwed on and she knows where she wants to be and that’s a trait I look for. Megan is also pretty hot. Maybe she might meet someone like me who will tame her.”

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Here Are the Wildest Looks From Paris Couture Week

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PARIS—Twice a year in Paris, the world’s top couture designers, and a handful of haute jewelers, present gems most people could never afford and designs that show just how far you can go with a needle and thread in the name of making a lasting impression—both for better and worse.

Sometimes tacky, and often completely OTT, Couture Week shows both how wrong you can get it with thousands of Swarovski crystals at your disposal or too much satin, as well as sometimes unleashing original visionary design. This week, showcasing fall 2018 designs, revealed both extremes to full effect.

As the July shows proved, big and bold is back, and while some European designers seem to have run out of steam, foreign creatives, like China’s Guo Pei and Japan’s answer to Iris Apfel, Yumi Katsura, stole the show, sending walking bird cages and churches down the runway—in Guo Pei’s case—and bright green kimonos in Katsura’s, even though the last person to wear one in Paris, of note, was Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930s.

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‘Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma’: Trump’s ‘Microdick’ Is the Root of All His Problems

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On Saturday night, HBO aired Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma, the political satirist’s 11th stand-up special for the cable network. Its original title was Triggered, though apparently Maher thought better of naming his comedy routine after an internet-troll word.

Throughout the hour-long special, filmed at the 2,800-capacity Brady Theater in Tulsa, the 62-year-old comic delivered—by his own admission—many of his “greatest hits,” going after “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” and Islam and fussing over Caitlyn Jenner’s genitals (she had gender-reassignment surgery last year, Bill, you don’t need to keep harping on it).

He assigned nicknames to top Trump administration officials, including former EPA chief Scott Pruitt (“three raccoons under a trench coat”), Attorney General Jeff Sessions (“a Confederate soldier”) and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (“mentally challenged”). Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, was “beyond Christian”—with Maher mimicking the politician in saying, “Life begins at erection”—though not as bad as Trump because he’s “not trying to become a dictator” and “is within the normal parameters of Republican awful.”

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Former NBA Player Tyler Honeycutt Dies From Suicide After Shootout With The Police

According to new reports, the former basketball player, Tyler Honeycutt, died after a standoff with police. The former UCLA Bruins and Sacramento Kings basketball player was 27-years-old.

Josh Rubenstein, a spokesperson for the police department, said to Us Weekly that the police had received a phone call around 5 pm regarding a man who had a gun and was behaving erratically at a Sherman Oaks address.

When the police arrived at the scene, they discovered a man in his late 20’s, and he supposedly began shooting at them. The police shot back, and after several hours, Honeycutt turned the gun on himself.

Mr. Rubenstein stated that it isn’t known if they managed to hit him with gunfire. Before his death, Honeycutt barricaded himself in the house, and SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, and MEU, all responded and came in full force to the scene of the crime.

The police had to evacuate around 30 different people and at 2:30 am, the police found Mr. Honeycutt unresponsive inside the house, subsequently pronouncing him dead. You can check out the LAPD’s tweet below:

After the incident went down, the police took to Twitter to say that SWAT had entered the residence and located him. Later on, they claimed that it appeared he had killed himself through a self-inflicted gunshot.

A spokesperson for the LAPD said they had also found a handgun near his body. According to TMZ, his mother was the one who called the police because Tyler was behaving strange and unpredictable.

Honeycutt, perhaps, is most known for playing basketball for the Bruins for two years, from 2009 until 2011, and played in 2011 for the Sacramento Kings.

Tyler only played professionally for one year, before he was assigned to the D-league team, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. He then went on to play with the Russian team, Khimki and won the Eurocup championship. And in 2015-16, he competed in the EuroLeague games and averaged around 6 points per game.

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Margot Robbie has responded to claims she looks like Megan from Love Island

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Megan Barton Hanson seems to be the girl pretty much everyone wants in the Love Island villa this series.

You may remember that during one episode, Alex (aka Dr Love) referred to Megan as ‘the hottest girl on the planet’ and compared her to Margot Robbie. And it’s true, there’s definitely a resemblance.

But funnily enough, the actress herself saw the clip and has some thoughts.

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‘The other night we were watching and I think it was Alex who said that, and we all lost it! We were like, “Oh my god, they know who I am on Love Island!”,’ she recently told Metro.

Side note: we are loving that even Margot Robbie is obsessed with the show.

So what did the star think of the comparison itself?

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‘I personally don’t see the resemblance,’ she said. ‘We’d just finished drinking beer and eating crisps and saying, “We’re so disgusting we could never be on Love Island we’re such fatties, they would never let us on”.

‘They all have amazing bodies and they are so gorgeous and always so done up and looking incredible, and then they said [I look like her] and we were like, “Oh my god!”‘

We definitely don’t agree that Margot Robbie isn’t seriously gorgeous herself. Come on now.

On another note, anyone else think it’s a bit weird that she was surprised they knew who she is? You’re an Oscar-nominated actress, girl!

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Heads Up: Hair Oil Is Stopping Your Hair From Growing

Dandruff. It’s a word that many people get uncomfortable associating with. You hear words like: dry scalp, flaky scalp, or even ‘product buildup.’ As Black women, the industry and thus, in turn, us as a people, tend to focus solely on hair care. The desire for most: what can I do to make my hair grow? Unfortunately, the focus on hair care and lack of education on scalp care is leading us to more breakage, more dryness, more itching, and overall unhealthy hair. Scalp health and hair health are entirely different and have different needs.

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Your skin is the largest organ on your body. You wouldn’t ignore it by not cleaning it, moisturizing it, and protecting it from the elements of nature. However, we tend to do this with our scalp. Some of our haircare methods are actually more conducive to doing a disservice to our hair and scalp vs. helping it. According to a study conducted by Head And Shoulders, 71% of Black women have experienced or were concerned about itch, dryness, and flaking in the last month and 73% of us are using an oil to soothe, moisturize, and relieve the scalp, without knowing it can actually make scalp and hair issues worse.

Yes, you read that right: you should not be using oil to soothe or grow your scalp. It’s actually clogging the pores that your hair follicles grow out of and provide a breeding ground for scalp fungus (I know, ewww) called Malassezia. Malassezia is a yeast-like fungus that can irritate your scalp and cause more skin cells to grow. When they die, they flake off, which explains dandruff or as some of us like to call it “product build up.”

Before I scare you or make you freak out (is your scalp itching yet?), let’s learn some more about this scalp fungus. According to a Proctor and Gamble Commissioned North America study, 40% of the US population has dandruff, 77% of Black women suffer from it. Why is it higher for Black women? Our hair care methods. Let’s break it down by how we wear our hair. For natural women or women with relaxers, we’ve been taught to oil our scalp to help grow our hair as well as nourish and improve it. No matter what your favorite YouTuber is telling you, unfortunately, it’s not. Dr. Rolanda Wilkerson, who works for Head And Shoulders explained,

“She’s having damage to the hair, even before it grows out of the scalp, if her scalp is unhealthy.”

What’s making it so unhealthy? Well, for women who wear protective styles like weaves, the heat, moisture, mixed with oil provide a breeding grown for the fungus (find out the name). When you wear braids for long periods of time and go without washing, by adding oil and not giving your scalp the care it actually needs, Dr. Wilkerson revealed, ““Pre-emerging hair as it comes out of the scalp will look a little bit dryer and duller because of scalp issues.”

Damn.

Oil is for your hair, not your scalp. Think of your hair follicle (hair strands) like an egg. Due to the oval shape of Black women’s hair, fatigue and tensile tests show that African hair is significantly weaker than Caucasian or Asian hair. Add our chemical treatments and repeated heating, it significantly increases damage in the already fragile strands. Same as when we are wearing hair in protective styles like braids. The weight of braids (hello high bun) also weakens our hair and can lead to a type of hair loss called traction alopecia.

Still think none of this applies to you (or that you really just have product build up?) Dr. Wilkerson explains that you can have dandruff without flakes. While visiting P&G, she told me, “There can be itch that may not show up in the form of dandruff (flaking). There can be scalp tightness, there can be dryness.

Only about 10% of the US population actually flakes.” So yes, ladies, if you are patting your weave to avoid itching your scalp, chances are there is some flaking too. Dr. Rukeyser Thompson, Section Head Global Hair Care Research and Development at P&G explained, “Culturally, to say, ‘She has dandruff,’ she feels somehow she’s less clean. It’s been a huge insight we’ve shared with the Head And Shoulders team. This is a global phenomenon and even more so in sub-Sahara Africa.”

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Whoa. So what can you do to help your hair? Use an anti-dandruff shampoo, EVEN if you think your scalp does not suffer from it. Not just any AD shampoo, you need one with zinc pyrithione also called, ZPT. ZPT helps protect your scalp from dandruff causing fungus, Malassezia, which causes scalp irritants. If you’re looking for one, definitely try out Head And Shoulders Classic Clean 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner ($ 7.82, Walmart.com). Think of adding AD shampoo and conditioner into your routine like washing your hands. If you had dirt and germs on your hands, you’d want it off, right? Same for your scalp, sis.

Beauties, have you used an anti-dandruff shampoo? Why or why not? Sound off in the comments.

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Break out the crayons.

Crayola has launched a student art contest that’ll award $ 1,000 to 10 lucky winners, in addition to money and goodies for their schools and favorite teachers.

The contest centers around getting students to show their appreciation for teachers. From now through August 25, students can enter the contest by uploading photos of their best handmade teacher thank-you notes.

There are a few stipulations though. Those darling drawings from your second grader won’t make the cut for this contest. Students must be at least 13 years old to enter.

Participants must have their parents’ permission to enter if they’re under 18. They’ll also need permission from the teacher they choose to thank. (Do teachers check their emails during summer break?)

If your kids can check off those boxes — plus abide by the other official rules — then they’re good to let their creativity run wild.

Speaking of creativity, the contest judges will be looking for a spark in the thank-you notes along with artwork that shows originality, inspiration, discovery and superior image quality. The submissions will undergo two rounds of critiques before judges select the winners.

The 10 contest winners will receive $ 1,000 in the form of a prepaid debit card, but they won’t be the only ones to benefit from their show of teacher appreciation. The teacher they thank also will win a $ 1,000 gift card, and so will the teacher’s school. The school will also get a $ 10,000 check for a classroom makeover, a year’s supply of Crayola products and the opportunity to participate in Crayola’s professional-development program.

One grand-prize-winning thank-you note, chosen from among the 10 contest winners, will be featured on a box of Crayola crayons.

If your kids aren’t artistically inclined, there’s still a chance for them to win some money. Crayola is running a sweepstakes in conjunction with the art contest.

To enter the sweepstakes, students have to nominate a teacher to thank, but they don’t have to create a special thank-you note. Winners will get a $ 500 gift card for themselves and one for their nominated teacher.

Crayola will select five sweepstakes winners each week through the end of the contest period. The first round of sweepstakes winners will be selected on or around July 10.

Nicole Dow is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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House of Cards Has a Fourth of July Message From the New President Underwood

This Fourth of July, the new President Underwood wants you to give thanks to… her.

Robin Wright returns as newly minted Commander-in-Chief Claire Underwood in the new promo for House of Cards‘ final season.

“Happy Independence Day… to me!” she says in the video, released on July 4. This was followed by “#MyTurn,” noting it’s finally Claire’s turn to take the White House after five seasons of Frank Underwood fighting for the throne.

The sixth and last season of the Netflix drama began production earlier this year ahead of an expected premiere this year. Season 5 finished with Frank stepping down as President of the United States with Claire stepping up in his place.

Kevin Spacey was supposed to return for the final season, but the sexual assault allegations against him from multiple men, including actor Anthony Rapp, prompted his firing. (Spacey apologized to Rapp, but stated he didn’t remember the alleged encounter. He denied other allegations and announced in November that he was seeking “evaluation and treatment.”)

Now season 6 will focus on Claire. Wright will be joined by Greg Kinnear, Diane Lane, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott, Boris McGiver, and Cody Fern.

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Bowing to pressure from supporters of President Trump, Walmart Inc. removed T-shirts for adults and onesies for infants bearing the legend “Impeach 45.” The items, listed on walmart.com, drew the ire of conservatives, who encouraged consumers via social media to shun the retail giant, with #BoycottWalmart trending on Twitter.
“These items were sold by third-party sellers on our open marketplace and were not offered directly by Walmart,” said a spokeswoman for the retailer. “We’re removing these types of items pending review of our marketplace policies.”
Walmart continues to sell Make America Great Again merchandise, the slogan Trump made popular with his constituency during the presidential campaign.
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From Barbecue Food Truck Business to Food Network TV Star

Just two years after opening Big Lee’s BBQ food truck in Ocala, Florida, chef Rashad Jones attracted the attention of Food Network star Guy Fieri’s show, Guy’s Big Project. After winning the competition, Jones landed his own show, Eat, Sleep, BBQ. Now, he’s having the time of his life traveling across the country with one of the most influential TV chefs in the country. “I was 37 years old when my TV journey began, said Jones. After almost 40 years of living and succeeding and failing and reflecting, I thought I knew myself really well. I thought I knew my strengths and weaknesses really well. But it’s amazing what happens when you step completely out of your comfort zone. With absolutely no TV experience, I originally felt like I had a pretty slim shot at even making it out of the first round of challenges on Guy’s Big Project. But each day, I felt more and more of this side of myself that I had never seen come to life. My confidence in my abilities grew stronger in front of the camera, in front of Guy Fieri, and I started to finally see that I belonged here.”

In the midst of managing his new TV role and running his thriving business, we caught up with the pitmaster for tips on what it takes to launch a profitable food truck business and maintain a healthy family life.

You’re only open two days a week, but gross five-figure profits each week. Why did you decide to limit the number of days you would be open for business?

We were originally open three days a week. However, my wife and I decided long before we opened that, no matter how successful our business becomes, we would never let it compromise our family and our relationship. Our boys were super young—the youngest just weeks old after we opened for business—and it was becoming a regular occurrence for me to go days without seeing them because of my crazy work schedule. So, we made the decision to only operate on Saturdays. It was hard because there was a demand for what we were doing, but we had faith that making the best decision for our family, as crazy as it seemed, would also be the right move for our business.

This business model would actually prove to be more efficient and profitable than the previous three-day/week schedule. We saw demand continue to grow, but at a pace that exceeded expectations. I definitely think the limited hours inadvertently contributed to this phenomenon. Since then, we’ve added Fridays to our operating schedule and honestly haven’t looked back.

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If someone wanted to start a food truck business, what advice or steps would you share with them?

  1.  Know your passion – After you’ve identified the thing that you’re passionate about, learn it. When the barbecue bug bit me, I didn’t stop at playing around on my backyard smoker. This undoubtedly had a tremendous impact on the quality and consistency of my product.
  2. Test your model – Just because you’re passionate about something, it doesn’t mean your passion can be monetized. Long before we bought our food truck, we developed a rough model for our business concept and tested it out. We were cooking the food we wanted to serve on our menu and putting together the boxes that would ultimately become our trademark “lunch boxes” and giving them away via social media. We then asked those recipients to give us their honest feedback online so that we could compile that information and use it to improve our model. We also competed in a local barbecue competition before we opened for business to get some unbiased feedback on our food. We swept the competition, winning the People’s Choice award and a unanimous judges’ decision. This was huge validation and encouragement for us to take a more substantial step toward opening our food truck.
  3.  Be tough – There is a common misconception that running a food truck is easy. That is not true. There are times when you have to wear 10 hats all at the same time. With such a limited space to work in, you have to have ingenuity and creative thinking to maximize your efficiency and productivity.
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Your wife plays a major role in helping you to grow the family business. Plus she’s a mom and Ph.D. at a major institution. What’s the family formula for working together and juggling the demands of a business?

Patrice and I are super ambitious and our personal mission statement is, “live full, die empty.” This mentality is one of the main ingredients in our formula. If you want it, you have to go get it. You have to stoke fires, and trim briskets, and work on dissertations at 3 a.m., and nurse babies, and be in the office for work at 8 a.m. the next morning. Excuses are just not options for us. We also realize that our lives and our union can produce something that our four boys and generations after them can enjoy and continue to finesse.

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Beyonce And Jay Z Take Gorgeous Pics Alongside Blue Ivy, During Mini Break From Their Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z have been very busy while on their joint On the Run II world tour, but they found some free time during which they could just relax with the family. Beyonce took to her social media of choice, Instagram, to share a few fantastic photos featuring her at the seaside alongside her rapper hubby and six year old daughter Blue Ivy.

One snap was of the married power couple posing on some stone steps and even though the photos were supposed to be casual and personal ones from their mini vacation, they still looked like superstars.

Queen Bey stunned in a colorful dress while Jay Z wore a polo shirt and a pair of black pants.

As to create ambiance and to give a little but more personality to the photo, Beyonce took her white heels off and placed them near a Corona bottle.

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But that was not their only snap. In the slideshow, there was also one that featured the family on the dock of a boatyard.

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The infant twins, Rumi and Sir, were nowhere to be seen during the family photo shoot but Blue Ivy definitely was!

The photos were not accompanied by any captions but we have heard that Beyonce and Jay Z were invited to the wedding of Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, in Spain so that might be where they were when they took the pics.

The star studded ceremony was a way for the couple to distress as they are currently on their European leg of their tour and these sort of things can be really tiring and stressful.

Not to mention that their latest date did not even go smoothly. Beyonce remained stranded on a flying stage when it malfunctioned, and staff had to bring a ladder just to get her down.

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The rest of the political world is easing down for the July Fourth holiday, but President Donald Trump is in the middle of a midterm election preview, juicing his political base and baiting Democrats as “radical” leftists who are soft on crime and immigration.


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Every Look from the Givenchy Fall 2018 Couture Collection

It’s been less than a year since Givenchy’s Artistic Director Clare Waight Keller presented her debut collection for the LVMH-owned fashion house, but she’s already made quite the impression, thanks in no small part to her creation of Meghan Markle’s dress for the royal wedding. While the …

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Bonnie the wonder cow flees N.Y. farm, becomes a ‘deer,’ survives winter and is saved from slaughter

Disney endings like this are un-herd of in real life.

A young cow is safe at last after fleeing captivity by escaping into the woods of upstate New York and surviving for nearly a year by joining up with a family of deer.

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Here are some of the most powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches

Here are some of the most powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches


Here are some of the most powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches

Today, Saturday, June 30th, people across the nation are challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policies as part of the Families Belong Together protests. The mobilization is spurred largely by the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed an executive order on June 20th putting an end to the family separation practice, but the immigration policy itself remains intact — meaning that from now on, families will be detained together.

What’s more, most of the families already separated have yet to be reunited.

U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced the Families Belong Together protests on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on June 18th. The national march took place at 11 a.m. ET at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Sister marches were also planned in more than 700 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Kansas City, Missouri.

Check out these powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches.

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Truer words were never spoken.

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New Yorkers marched en masse down the Brooklyn Bridge.

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We much prefer this version of Melania Trump’s tone-deaf jacket.

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Family is everything.

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If you weren’t able to attend a Families Belong Together march, you can still help separated immigrant families.

Donate to one of these deserving organizations dedicated to immigrant rights. Contact your elected officials to tell them how you feel about the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. And finally, don’t forget to vote — it’s one of the most important things you can do.

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We got a first look at the new Amazon series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail

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Sam Esmail, the creator of the hit TV series Mr. Robot, is gearing up for a busy rest of 2018 — and we’ve got a first look at one of his next projects.

Among the things he’s working on, there’s chatter that the season 4 premiere of Mr. Robot may come sometime in October. Meanwhile, Esmail is planning to direct and produce an adaption of the book American Radical: Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent, which will include Mr. Robot star Rami Malek.

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DURANGO, Colo. — An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be released this winter. “When the bear was…
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Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was often a decisive vote on issues like climate change and water pollution. Trump now has the power to appoint someone that shares his views on environmental issues, the New York Times reports. 
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BET Genius Talks: Secrets to Success from Yvonne Orji, T.I., Charles King, and More

BET recently wrapped up their 18th annual award show over the weekend and presented a series of Genius Talks that were knowledgeable, insightful, and some, downright funny. Peep the highlights below.

Charles King and Terry Crews

During the 60 seconds with a Genius segment sponsored by AT&T, Crews asks King, what advice do you have for a young actor who wants to get put on? “Hone your craft, whether you’re doing local theater, whether you’re studying at school with an acting coach, whether you’re shooting videos with your friends, practice, practice, practice, practice.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Charles D. King and Terry Crews speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill

We tweeted this, and the numbers jumped so we know the folks at home were feelin’ it. Between Orji’s extreme comic relief, that woman is beyond funny, she said something that completely stood out and led to gasps from the audience, “Never let your talent or your gifts take you to a place that your character can’t keep you.”

Let that sink in.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Yvonne Orji and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Mona Scott-Young and Jemele Hill

Scott-Young’s major keys:

  • “The first step is visualizing what you want to accomplish and the next step is actually taking the step.”
  • “If you’re focused, diligent, committed and consistent and the talent is there, then (your success) is inevitable.”

 

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Mona Scott-Young (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

Omari Hardwick and Jemele Hill

Sometimes the no, will get you to the yes.

Hill asked Hardwick, ‘During your lowest point, what was your big break?’ “It was either a backup of firefighting, then the day that I said no to the fire department, which I had passed all the tests to be admitted on, hours later after saying no to LA city fire department … I got a call that Spike Lee was gone be my first boss in life.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: Omari Hardwick (L) and Jemele Hill speak onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

T.I. and Jemele Hill

Stand your ground.

When Hill asked Tip about the Super Bowl coming to Atlanta, T.I.’s response was one for the records. “I have made a conscious decision not to support the NFL this year. I think there’s a violation of constitutional rights that’s being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful silent protest.”

Enough said.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 23: T.I. speaks onstage at the Genius Talks sponsored by AT&T during the 2018 BET Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for BET)

 

 

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First Look at DC’s New Streaming Service, From Titans to Young Justice

Digital streaming platforms are a dime a dozen these days, but DC Entertainment’s new subscription service aims to be more than just another TV network vying for your loyalty – DC Universe is positioning itself as a one-stop shop for all your comic book obsessions; not just a place to watch exclusive new shows (and revisit beloved old ones), but also to dig into a library of classic movies, keep up with your comics pull list, and connect with fellow fans, all in one place. It’s a model that Disney is also hoping to utilize with its own streaming service, reportedly launching next year, as more content creators rush to provide their shows and movies direct to viewers, cutting out the need for pricey cable subscriptions.

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White House Retreats From Plans for Strict Limits on Chinese Investment

President Donald Trump backed away from plans to create tough new restrictions on Chinese investments in the U.S. and U.S. technology exports to China, defusing one fight with Beijing as American business officials try to head off a looming battle over tariffs.
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The biggest night so far for progressives and other takeaways from Tuesday night’s primaries

If a progressive war against the Democratic establishment is coming, Tuesday’s primaries were the first shots fired.


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Royal Wedding trip guide (for people not from the UK)

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll know that there is a pretty special event coming up. No, it’s not your yearly vacation or your birthday (although that is kinda important), it’s the royal wedding! Sure, were pretty upset that Prince Harry will finally be off the market, but we can’t wait to see the dress that Meghan Markle wears on the big day. As these two lovebirds exchange their nuptials, you can guarantee that people from around the world will descend onto London to share the excitement. So, it’s probably best you know where you’re going and what you’re doing…

Where to stay

Because the royal wedding is kind of a big deal, there will be thousands of people making their way into London in the run-up to the main event, and they will all be looking for somewhere to stay. Most tourists will try to stay as close to the center of London or Windsor as they could possibly be – which means it’s best to avoid it. It’s best to stay clear of these two hotspots and venture into the outskirts of London. This way, you can find the hotels that haven’t already been booked up, and those that are a little cheaper.

How to get around

It doesn’t matter if you’re two or ten miles away from London, you’re still going to be able to get around. England has one of the best train and underground systems in the world – and it’s super easy to use! You can buy yourself an Oyster Card (no, it doesn’t taste like oysters) and make your way around London and the surroundings as you hop on and off the public transport. You can either take yourself off to a traditional English pub to watch the events unfold with a glass of Pimms in your hand, or you could stand outside Buckingham Palace and join the hubbub of people all celebrating the marriage.

Where to go

For one day only, the pubs in and around England are staying open extra late to celebrate Harry and Meghan, which means it’s the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss is all about and try your very first bite of bangers and mash. Although almost every single pub in the UK will be showing the wedding on their television screens, you might also want to check out the other celebrations that are on offer. If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the married couple themselves on the day, you can make your way to Madame Tussauds, where you can see the new waxwork figures of Meghan and Harry as they are unveiled! Once you’re done, make your way to one of the many open-top bus tours in London and Windsor to see the celebrations from above and take some epic pictures. If you’re lucky, you might even stumble upon a British street party, where you can hang with the locals and wear a union jack around your neck. You know you want to.

If you’re going to the UK to witness the royal wedding in all of its glory, you’re going to need a little help – because you’re not the only ones. The best way to get the ultimate royal experience is to plan in advance. Book your flights, book your hotel, and plan where you want to go and what you want to do before you leave! Trust us; you’ll thank us for it after…

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Here’s how Prince Louis’ christening will be very different from George and Charlotte’s

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It feels like only yesterday that little Prince Louis was born at the end of April – we’ve already had more big royal baby news since his birth – but his christening is officially in the diary.

Kensington Palace has released a statement with full details of the event (and, more importantly, when exactly we’ll get to see him!).

The christening will take place on Monday the 9th of July in London, at The Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace.

It’s the same venue where Prince George was christened, while Princess Charlotte’s took place at St Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, Norfolk.

However, there’s one major difference between Prince Louis’ christening and those of his two older siblings.

Both George and Charlotte were christened in the morning, however the newest royal’s won’t take place until four o’clock in the afternoon.

A statement from Kensington palace said: ‘The service will begin at 1600 hours and will last approximately 40 minutes.’

Of course, this is the first time we’ll get to see a glimpse of little Louis, as he wasn’t present at the royal wedding for this reason.

One thing is for sure, the guest list will be a sight to behold. Not only will the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex be there, but we bet we’ll get to see a very pregnant Pippa Middleton in tow, too.

We can’t wait.

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Visit the locations from Dan Brown’s novels

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The Da Vinci Code was one of the most successful novels ever upon release, and Dan Brown has become one of the world’s most popular authors. Despite his work causing controversy, he is definitely someone who has done well for himself. His books are epic and fantastical, following the adventures of Robert Langdon, a professor of religious iconography at Harvard University. The novels are basically treasure hunts that take place over a 24-hour period and involve a lot of important religious symbology and overtone.

The books Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and Inferno were wildly successful, and have been adapted into movies. Brown himself says that the books should be used as a way of exploring faith and our approach to it. There are also plenty of wonderful and exotic locations in the books, most notably in Italy. We’re going to take a look at some of the leading locations from Dan Brown’s novels below.

The Louvre – Paris

Paris’s seminal art museum The Louvre takes center stage in Brown’s most successful novel, The Da Vinci Code. In fact, so popular was the novel that the museum actually offers a Da Vinci Code tour to visitors! You can walk in the footsteps of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu, as they embarked on one of the greatest discoveries ever. Without supporting or rejecting the controversial hypotheses of the novel, The Louvre manages to offer an immersive and fun experience for visitors. And, let’s be honest, this is a pretty darn awesome art museum even without the Da Vinci Code link!

Boboli Gardens – Florence

It’s not just The Da Vinci Code that features amazing and exotic locations though, Inferno is another popular Robert Langdon novel to do the same. And, one of the prominent locations in the novel is the Grand Boboli Gardens, a giant park behind Pitti Palace. One of the most beautiful public gardens in the world, even Langdon couldn’t help but marvel at the beauty of the place! There is also a large grotto here, specifically, Grotta del Buontalenti, one of the most famous landmarks and artworks in the park. You really have to see this to believe its beauty and intricacies, and, even the characters in the novel are in awe of it.

Grand Canal – Venice

Venice is one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations, and for good reason. Langdon and his new partner Sienna arrive in Venice and head to the Grand Canal en route to Saint Mark’s Square. It’s clear, though, that this legendary waterway is the true star of the city, and Venice herself sits astride it. Crossed by only four bridges, the canal comes alive with activity from boats, gondolas, and fishing boats. Not wanting to miss out on something so breathtaking, Robert and Sienna hire a boat to take them along the canal on their way to the iconic square.

The books don’t quite do Italy, or Paris, justice, but they do a pretty good job of showing some of the most beautiful and unforgettable places in the world. There is no doubt that these are locations that play a big role in the history, religion, and culture of these places, and they need to be experienced as much as possible. Brown obviously has a love for these locations, and wants to show us how amazing they are – and we think he does a pretty good job of that.

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Old Is Gold: What Game Developers Could Learn From Retro RPGs

With the crowdfunding-driven resurgence of retro-style computer RPGs (CRPGs) in recent years, it’s a fantastic time to be a classic CRPG buff. The legends of this medium have captivated players over the decades and shaped the history of an entire game genre.

But the old greats are not just there to be admired and emulated — they’re there to be surpassed. They, and their modern torchbearers, offer game developers much to chew on as we forge toward the next wave of gaming greatness.

Writing Can’t Be an Afterthought


The Myrkul encounter in Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer.

Ever tried editing a document that’s gone through a few runs of Google Translate? No matter how skilled the editor might be, something’s already been lost in translation. That’s how it is with game writers. All too often they’re called in only after the rest of the game has already been nailed down and told to write sense into it all.

In the spring of 2006, something different went down at Obsidian Entertainment. Work on Neverwinter Nights 2’s first expansion had kicked off, and thanks to time and budget constraints, it was to be a simple hack-and-slash adventure. And that’s what fans would have gotten if writer George Ziets hadn’t pushed for bigger and better.

It took some trust and convincing, as Ziets tells it, but Obsidian approved his far grander vision of individuals challenging the gods and the very order of the universe, accented by deep-dives into faith, love, and mortality. Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer far outgrew its original, humble concept to win runner-up on GameBanshee’s 2007 RPG of the Year feature. It remains one of the finest CRPG experiences of the 2000s.

Ziets’s story is a standout case for giving game writers a seat at the development table from the get-go and a free hand to shape a game’s journey. Even if the game isn’t a story-centric one, game developers still shouldn’t de-prioritize the writing. Just look at how titles that led with gameplay and visuals, like Destiny and Mass Effect: Andromeda. They sank into mediocrity on the weakness of their writing. Writers of old CRPGs didn’t just lay mortar between the bricks, they helped plan the wall.

Mind the Barrier to Entry


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CRPGs used to be hardcore, designed for savvy players who knew their spellbooks and bestiaries — and relished a challenge (like in the Icewind Dale games). With their hack-and-slash focus, esoteric Dungeons & Dragons-derived rulesets, and high difficulty curve, Icewind Dale and its sequels were prime examples of older CRPGs’ unforgiving nature. But while challenges can be fun, we can’t all afford the time and energy they demand.

Obsidian understood this when they added a minimal-difficulty option to Pillars of Eternity. According to game director Josh Sawyer, this “dad mode,” as it was nicknamed, was aimed at longtime fans who no longer had as much gaming time. But it’s not just dads — or mums — who benefit from such accommodation.

Gamers have wildly different skill levels and reasons for picking up a game. Some don’t mind, and even enjoy, studying arcane rulesets and retrying tough battles. Others just want — or need — a quicker, less stressful experience. Game devs shouldn’t exclude this chunk of every player base.

It’s about options. No one’s saying devs should “dumb down” a game to make it easy for all. But that sweet spot between substance and accessibility can be pretty elusive. As Pillars demonstrated, the best way to hit that bullseye is for devs to make a game’s barrier to entry more flexible.

Keep What Worked and Make it Better


The battle with the famous Scorpitron in Wasteland 2.

In the real world, nasty behavior has repercussions. Not so in CRPGs, where for a long time, you could sass everyone you met and carry on like a boss — until Pillars of Eternity came along. As the game kept track of your conduct and had characters react to it accordingly, suddenly watching your mouth was the smart thing to do.

Things like this do a lot to enhance CRPG worlds — and they’re not all modern inventions. 1988’s Wasteland went down in gaming history for its multiple-solution approach to obstacles and a story big on choice and consequence. As the director of its 2014 sequel tells it, preserving these elements was a top priority in Wasteland 2’s development. That, along with jazzing up of other elements such as combat, enabled inXile Entertainment to deliver a Game of the Year winner that is lauded as a leading success of the retro RPG renaissance.

This is how we make progress, by carrying forward what worked and building on it. Even retro-style games that sell on nostalgia need some innovation to make them relevant. And that doesn’t just mean innovating on the visual front — that’s a black hole where gamer appetites are concerned. Innovations must carry over to the things that shaped the old greats like gameplay, design, characterization, and more. Game devs need to study and surpass these elements to forge new greats.

It’s only practical to appreciate the great games of past generations. They were great for many reasons. Each title presents a learning opportunity for devs who know what to look for. After all, old may be gold, but even gold needs polishing every once in a while!

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Scandinavian top blogger Helena-Reet: Vanity gives money for the clever and tooks it away from the vain

OHMYGOSSIP – NordenBladet & OHMYGOSSIP-sites developer Helena-Reet Ennet is the blogger who is weekly in Finnish and Swedish news, who has more social media followers than no other girl or company in Scandinavia and who “tells the ugly truth” directly to your face. Metropoli.net talked with her about vanity.

– Vanity blinds people! People want to be “VIP” and “ESPECIAL”, but the truth is that VIP and special are only those who control their own lives. The old school well known “Snob-effect”* is the key how people get rich. It is not a secret, that if you want to make money – “approve a fool” and “pressure their vanity”! Sounds very cruel, but this is how it works. Vanity is the main thing which gives money for the clever and takes it away from the vain and foolish. And this works, always and in all life situations. Trust me!

– Don’t let others think/decide what is cool, original or nice. Make your own decisions! Yeah, I have said it thousand times, but I’ll tell it again. You do not need to waste a single penny to designer clothes/bags/widgets, especially for those you actually do not like but your “cool rich” friend has. Start decide yourself what is cool. If you truly think you like it, buy it, but if your idol has it and you do not like it, leave it.

– Just an example… you have a fat ass (like I do), believe me, it does not matter if you wear Armani, YSL, Gucci jeans or no-name trousers… your butt looks the same – fat – the “names” do not make your ass look better! Better try to find trousers what fit you well, no matter what their price/name is. Choose what is good for you and what you like! Show some personality!

– Imagine that there are things and no prices — what would you choose then? What would you choose if you do not know anything about the brands and names? It is difficult, I know.  People are very much affected what VIP’s or very rich think and wear –  that is “used to be” generally cool. Make your own decisions! Use your own head, otherwise you are a cheap and easy channel for business-branches, who uses you. I promise you, once you’ll find this confidence in you, your life is a thousand times more happy and successful!

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*In microeconomics, the snob effect is a phenomenon referring to the situation where the demand for a certain good by individuals of a higher income level is inversely related to the demand for the good by individuals of a lower income level. The “snob effect” contrasts most other microeconomic models, in that the demand curve can have a positive slope, rather than the typical negatively sloped demand curve of normal goods.

This situation is derived by the desire to own unusual, expensive or unique goods. These goods usually have a high economic value, but low practical value. The less of an item available, the higher its snob value. Examples of such items with general snob value are rare works of art, designer clothing, and sports cars.

In all these cases, one can debate whether they meet the snob value criterion, which in itself may vary from person to person. A person may reasonably claim to purchase a designer garment because of a certain threading technique, longevity, and fabric. While this is true in some cases, the desired effect can often be achieved by purchasing a less-expensive version from a reputable brand. Often these high-end items end up as closeout items in discount stores or online retailers where they may be offered at deep discounts from original price, bringing into question the true value of the product. Ultimately, wealthy consumers can be lured by superficial factors such as rarity, celebrity representation and brand prestige.

Collectors within a specific field can suffer from snob effect, searching for the rarest and often most expensive collectibles. Such examples are classic automobiles, stamps and coins.

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Throughout his tenure in the rap game, G-Unit’s Young Buck’s had one hell of a journey over the decades. Starting out as a young independent rapper who found his way onto Juvenile’s tour but before ultimately ended up a G-Unit soldier, Young Buck’s paid his dues and reaped the rewards before falling on hard time.

Today the Ca$ hville Ten-A-Key rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his journey that’s led up to today and spoke about why he never signed with Juvenile, where things went sour with 50 Cent, and how that fight at the Vibe Awards had long lasting consequences on his life.

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Say goodbye to being a starving artist.

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Museum Hack, a startup that runs quirky private museum tours, is hiring a sales representative.

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As you can read in our interview with the founder, Museum Hack is turning the traditional museum tour on its head. It offers “highly interactive, subversive, fun, non-traditional” tours of museums in major cities such as New York, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.

Right now, it’s hiring a remote sales representative whose duties will include meeting monthly sales goals by communicating with potential corporate clients via phone and email, as well as putting together proposals as necessary.

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What Trump Could Learn From Freud’s Daughter About Parentless Kids

Seventy-five years ago in the midst of World War II, Anna Freud, the daughter of Sigmund Freud, and her close friend, Dorothy Burlingham, published their classic study, War and Children, documenting the impact that separating children from their parents had during a time when England was under attack from Nazi Germany.

Freud and Burlingham knew their subject firsthand. They had been directing the Hampstead War Nurseries, which provided children, many of whom had lost their homes to German bombs, with residential care and comparative safety.

Today, thanks to the Trump administration’s policy of criminally prosecuting asylum-seeking adult immigrants who do not cross into the United States legally and separating them from their children, Freud and Burlingham’s study of children in crisis has become relevant in ways its authors never could have imagined in 1943.

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Earlier this week, a judge decided the fate of the AT&T Time Warner deal, and the result was a big thumbs-up in the general direction of capitalism. The $ 85 billion deal has closed, Time Warner has officially been assimilated into AT&T (and renamed WarnerMedia), and there’s almost zero chance that anything will stop it now.

With the closing of the deal, AT&T is now far more than just a telecoms company. It owns dozens of brands, as well as the rights to some of the most popular shows on TV. It has dozens of cable channels, and if the worst fears about programming disputes play out, AT&T could black those channels out from your pay TV provider during a dispute. In no particular order, here’s some of the big brands AT&T now owns.

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