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My third baby is following quickly on the heels of her older sisters: She’s crawling earlier, eating sooner, and wants to be part of any activity going on. That means it’s getting harder to nurse her if her siblings are anywhere nearby.

She’s 9 months old and we’ve started introducing solids — well, more accurately, she began slamming her hand on the table and screaming until I would feed her bits from my plate. Though she’s transitioning to eating solids, I know she’ll still benefit from whatever breast milk I can give her.

Not only is my milk full of the nutrition she needs, it also has antibodies to fight against the germs hitching a ride on my kindergartner each day. My breast milk will be what gets her through the cold and flu season.

But she’s so busy and distracted by her siblings that it’s getting harder to keep her attention long enough to give her a good feeding during the day. That’s where I’ve found Dr. Brown’s 2-in-1 Transition Bottle Kit and Sippy Spouts helpful. She wants to figure out how to make it work so it holds her attention. I’ve begun giving her bottles with my breast milk and letting her practice the sippy cup version with water.

During this season of transition it’s felt like an olive branch between us. I can pump and have that process only take a few minutes rather than trying to get through a frustrating nursing session. She still gets the nutrients and antibodies she needs and she can begin moving towards that independence she (and I) sort of crave at this point.

She still loves her nighttime feedings and I still enjoy that bond and holding her close without her sisters crashing the party. My baby is just growing up. She needs me, but she needs to develop hand/eye coordination and become the busy toddler she’s turning into.

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Each Dr. Brown’s 2-in-1 Transition Bottle Kit includes all of the items you see in the photo to the left below: bottle, cleaning brush, nipple ring, internal vent system, bottle nipple, sippy cup nipple, and a lid. I love that it’s all included so we’re ready to give her what she needs when she needs it.

Both the bottle and the sippy are easy for my daughter to grasp, even though she is just beginning to learn. I can tell she’s just as proud of using her new sippy cup as she is of crawling across the living room. Sometimes she’s dragging it with her or knocking it over so I’m glad it’s spill-proof too.

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Here’s an inside tip: you can use the lid and sippy cup spout with the 4-ounce version of the bottle body as well. I had one on hand and tried it out. Since my daughter is just becoming dextrous, we found the smaller bottle is even easier for her to handle.

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My teething baby loved the soft spout on both the nipple and the sippy spout; I loved that it’s 100 percent silicone and BPA-free. Another thing I love: it’s easy to clean. I can’t hand-wash everything (actually sometimes I can barely run loads of dishes) so the fact that I can wash these on the top rack of my dishwasher is so helpful.

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I personally like anything that can serve two purposes and both versions are in use right now. Heck, when we can’t find my 2-year-old daughter’s sippy cup we borrow her little sister’s, so the cup spans multiple ages and multiple children. I’m glad I’ll have these cups on hand as she grows and transitions from bottle to cup, and I’m sure she’ll continue to love using them too.

What age did your baby transition to a sippy cup?

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11 Life-Changing Style Tips from Pinterest

style tips from pinterest for working womenI was thinking the other day about some of the best style tips from Pinterest, particularly for working women — and because it can be such a pain to find them amidst the hundreds of thousands of things on Pinterest, I thought I’d do a post rounding up some of them, including some of my favorites from our Wear it to Work board. These are the style tips from Pinterest I thought were most useful — what are your favorites?

(Full pins embedded after the jump — credit given wherever possible to the original source. Please contact me if you’re the original creator and would prefer a pin to be taken down/credited differently!)

1. Choosing Necklaces for Necklines from Imogen Lamport’s Inside Out style blog. It’s super helpful to see all of the necklines and necklace ideas in one place! There’s also this necklace guide from Duet Handmade that’s very helpful.

Choosing necklaces for necklines

2. How To Mix Prints — I just found this one via this Buzzfeed post, which also introduced me to History in High Heels, a PhD candidate in early modern Italian history who works in study abroad. I think this is a super helpful visual roundup of how to mix prints.

 

3. 6 Ways to Tie a Scarf has been credited to FashionByHe but may have first appeared on Coldwater Creek’s website. It’s helpful to see all of the different knots and loops in one place, even if I tend to only do 2 or 3 knots myself (usually #1 and #4 — maybe this winter I’ll challenge myself to do #5…) (There are lots of similar pins to this one, including one with over 40 ways to tie a scarf from Scarves.net’s Knot library!)

4. Different types of dresses — I cannot find the original source for this and it’s bumming me out! (I think it’s Ever and Wright, which seems to be a now-defunct website.) There are a lot of vocabulary guides — to skirts, to bags, to hosiery, to collars — but I think these little drawings of different types of dresses are very helpful.

 

5. How to Roll Sleeves (the J.Crew Look), from TheCollegePrepster (now Carly the Prepster).

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6. Post-Blowout Frizz Fighter, from The Beauty Department. This tip was a gamechanger for me whenever I try to blow out my own hair — I wish I’d found it earlier in life! It took me a while to find on Pinterest because I’ve pinned so many tips and hair styles to our Work-Appropriate Hair Board.post blowout frizz figher

7. Shoe Grid, from Angeline Evans‘ TheNewProfessionalBlog.com (blog no longer active). This super handy grid tells you how your pants should be hemmed, whether you can wear tights with the shoe, and more.

8. Sister bra sizes, from HerRoom (h/t Lifehacker). This chart is super handy if you find a bunch of bras that you’re not familiar with on sale in a department store or discount store like T.J.Maxx or Century 21. (We are only picturing the first part of the chart here because a) it’s incredibly long and b) readers have requested we keep the bra images to a minimum!)

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From the Corporette side of things, for your consideration, I think that some of the more helpful things we’ve created for Pinterest include our Guide to Hems, our Guide to Interview Suits, and, (for our blog for working momsWhat to Wear to Work After Maternity Leave:

9. The Corporette Guide to Hems

(originally created as part of a reader Q on how to hem her pants if she commuted in flats but wanted to wear heels around the office…)

10. The Corporette Guide to Interview Suits.

We talk about the different parts of an interview outfit so often, but when I put together an interview outfit for this silly roundup I figured I may as well add text on top of it for our Pinterest page. I added it to our Guide to Basic Women’s Suiting page, and it’s become one of our most-Pinned items!guide to interview suits

11. What to Wear to Work After Maternity Leave

It isn’t rocket science to figure out what to wear to work after maternity leave, but there are a few important tricks that the working moms over at CorporetteMoms have shared!

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Monday Motivation: How To Keep Going, From A 102-Year-Old Runner

Ida Keeling’s life story is rife with motivation. The 102-year-old began working at age 12 to help provide for her immigrant family, lived through the Great Depression and the civil rights movement, raised four children as a single mother, and then set world records as a runner—in her 90s.

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Keeling is sharing that inspiring story in her memoir, Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down: Chasing Myself in the Race Against Time, which will be released next February and is available for pre-order this month.

“I was feeling so blue,” Keeling writes of the period after her two sons were murdered, less than three years apart.

“My psyche had slowed down and it felt like I was moving around in a bowl of thick oatmeal. Not a pleasant feeling, but me and the icky sensation were becoming well acquainted. Too well.”

Keeling credits her daughter Cheryl, herself a runner, with saving her life by pleading with her to run for the first time at the age of 67. Running is “an answer to grief, stress, obesity, bad health, and bad habits,” Cheryl writes. “It is a survival tool.”

More than 30 years later, Keeling is sharing some motivation from her journey:

Stick it out, even when it hurts

 

“It was my first race. I took off and all these people was rushin’ past. It felt like somebody pulled a sheet off me; it was horrible,” Keeling writes, “but I said I can’t slow down now. I got to keep going.”

“I started thinking this is too much, then all of a sudden, I started picking up a little speed and I thought, gee maybe this is good for me.”

The way you talk to yourself matters

 

“The gun sounded, and I was off, putting to shame younger couch potatoes, excuse givers, or plain old slackers who might’ve been well accustomed to convincing themselves that they were too over the hill to compete,” Keeling writes.

“That’s the thing about feeding yourself negative information. It always slows you down.”

Surround yourself with the right people

 

“I absolutely refuse to tolerate drama,” Keeling writes, adding “I just don’t have time for people who live only to cause trouble.”

“Just find the nice, kind, supportive people and bring them into your circle. Let the others find God in their own way and in their own time.”

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4 Things Every Black Entrepreneur Can Learn From EMPIRE’s Cookie Lyon

Fierce, fabulous, and fearless. As soon as she steps into a room, all eyes shift in her direction; admiring her poised appeal.

Surprisingly, it’s not her hypnotizing 4-inch heels and designer bags that captivate those in her presence. Underneath the strikingly alluring glam, she’s wrapped with a load of confidence that allows her to seal deals and collect the big bills.

If you’ve watched an episode of the FOX hit TV show, Empire, you can’t help but to fall in love with Cookie Lyon’s enchanting black girl magic —it’s what she uses to lead her family to a sustainable and successful business.

 

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And if you think she’ll allow one shameless threat or cruel attack to stop her flow, think again.

Cookie’s spicy demeanor mixed with her intellectual wittiness is impressive enough to stop any perpetrators from ruining her family’s regime.

This type of fire is what more black entrepreneurs need to replicate in order to elevate their success.

Are you wondering what Cookie Lyon holds in her entrepreneurial kit to walk with that unflappable confidence?

Here are four leadership lessons every black entrepreneur should consider to be successful and create generational wealth.

Know Your Industry Inside and Out

 

If you want to win the game, you truly have to understand the game—even the levels that are beyond your scope.

Cookie isn’t just focused on the day-to-day operations of what is going on at Empire. She is consistently doing her research so she can capitalize on opportunities and protect her family against threats that may come their way. In the world of business, we like to call this a SWOT (Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.

Empire is successful because they understand what the fans want, do what it takes to fill that demand, and know how to position themselves as market makers.

Teamwork Makes the Enterprise Work

 

Here’s the truth: you can’t do everything on your own if you want to build a fully functional and sustainable enterprise.

This is where many black entrepreneurs miss the ball. We feel like we have to do the marketing, accounting, management, and sales activities all on our own.

It’s important that we understand those pieces of the business but we don’t have to do everything. You have to motivate people on your team to use their strengths in order to grow the business. If you don’t, the business will die as soon as you leave this earth.

Cookie understands the importance of keeping the business going beyond her time here on this earth. That’s why she constantly shares the vision with every single member of the family. She wants to make sure they are on board so that they can understand how their gifts fit the larger vision of the business.

Six-Figure Degrees Aren’t a Prerequisite for Entrepreneurship

 

No one attributes Cookie’s family success to the fancy degree plastered all over her walls.

Some think that in order to be a successful entrepreneur, they have to acquire an M.B.A. There’s nothing wrong with getting an M.B.A. but it’s not the final destination for entrepreneurial success.

M.B.A. programs teach you how to be a manager. Real life teaches you how to deal with situations that don’t come with a “one size fits all solution.”

Cookie Lyons knows that the value in entrepreneurship comes from understanding people —not from memorizing theories and equations. A degree is a great accolade to vaunt about but it’s not the only accomplishment you’ll need to achieve in order to build credibility in business.

Multiply Family Wealth

 

Wealthy people teach their entire family to be a part of the family business.

If you are a member of the Lyons family, you won’t be caught twiddling your thumbs trying to figure out if you should spend thousands of dollars on a low-paying college major that only positions you to be an employee; you will be groomed to be a leader and contribute to the wealth of the family.

Unfortunately, that’s not the norm in most black households. Kids are sent to college in hopes of getting a good job that will help someone else’s enterprise become stronger.

This is causing the decline of successful black businesses; students accumulating a high cost of debt for degrees that don’t contribute to the wealth of the next generation.

Take a chapter from Cookie’s book: understand the different gifts that exist in your family, groom those gifts through proper learning experiences, and find out the best ways to profit from your passion so that you can multiply your wealth.

 

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Just back from: Sicily’s Aeolian Islands

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Chloe gets ready to hit the seas around Sicily’s Aeolian Islands © Chloe Gunning

Chloe Gunning, Lonely Planet Trailblazer and blogger at Wanderlust Chloe, recently returned from a trip to Sicily’s Aeolian Islands – which just so happened to make our Best in Travel list for 2018!

Tell us more… I spent a week sailing around Sicily’s Aeolian Islands. Cruising around on a yacht with seven other guests – with Italian skipper Beatrice at the helm – was a pretty unique way to see the region. We spent our days at sea sailing, swimming and paddle boarding, and our afternoons and evenings on land exploring the epic landscapes and cute towns of this region.

In a nutshell… The Aeolian Islands are volcanic which makes for some pretty special landscapes. There’s the active volcano Stromboli which looks like it’s been taken straight out of a geography textbook with its perfect pointy cone, distinctive crater and an ominous smoking top. Meanwhile, the island of Vulcano is totally different, covered with distinct jagged rocks and pungent sulphur mud baths. The sea around these islands is a rich sapphire blue, and is just as crystal clear as the Caribbean Sea.

A burst of lava from Stromboli illuminates the night sky

A burst of lava from Stromboli illuminates the night sky © Chloe Gunning

Defining moment? It has to be hiking Stromboli. The round trip took around six hours and the ascent to the 900m summit was more than a little challenging. We started our climb late afternoon, passing through the island’s adorable main town with its skinny streets and white houses. Then it was onto a steep, black sand section, then rock and scree. The views of the bay and the island of Strombolicchio with its little lighthouse were incredible.

It wasn’t long before the sun was setting and we were hiking in the dark with just the light of our head torches to guide us. By the time we reached the top, we were immersed in mist and clouds, unable to see much, wondering if the journey had been worth it. Suddenly we heard a huge rumble and the darkness was illuminated by a huge burst of fiery-orange lava spraying high into the air.

Good grub? Well of course, not only does Sicily have amazing Italian cuisine, it also has some great regional dishes too. I loved snacking on arancini (risotto balls covered in crispy breadcrumbs) and discovered a new favourite pasta dish – pasta alla norma (pasta with tomato, aubergine and ricotta). I also found space for a few cannolis (crispy pastry tubes stuffed with ricotta and garnished with chocolate chips, nuts and fruit) as well as some delicious Italian gelato.

A Sicilian cannoli sprinkled with chopped nuts

Treat yourself to a few cannolis between sightseeing and island hopping © Chloe Gunning

You’d be a muppet to miss… a dip in Vulcano’s mud baths! If you can make it beyond the smell of rotten eggs, the sulphur mud baths are well worth a wallow. It was a strange sensation feeling the squelch of slimy mud underfoot and rubbing handfuls of it all over our bodies – but it didn’t take long to see the benefits as after my soak my skin felt super soft.

Lesson learnt… You can’t predict the weather! While in Sicily a big storm hit the whole of the Mediterranean leaving us stuck on the island of Salina for three days. While it would have been great to squeeze in a few more islands, we made the most of our time there with an afternoon of wine tasting, some of the best pizza I’ve eaten in a long while and plenty of exploring.

If you do one thing… It’s all about Stromboli! I never thought I’d see fiery molten lava being thrust up in the air. Being on a volcano as it erupted is something I’ll never forget.

Chloe Gunning travelled to Sicily with support from MedSailors. Lonely Planet contributors do not accept freebies in exchange for positive coverage.

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5 Success Strategies from the Most Powerful Man in Tech

During our recent Silicon Valley-based TechConneXt Summit 3.0, I gained the rare opportunity to interview the most powerful man in tech for an upcoming episode of Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE television show: John Wendell Thompson, independent chairman of Microsoft Corp., the $ 90 billion tech leviathan.

BLACK ENTERPRISE presented Thompson with our Tech Trailblazer of the Year Award at the event for good reason: The Florida A&M and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus spent 28 years at IBM, working in such diverse areas as sales, marketing, and software development before rising to the position of general manager of IBM Americas. In 1999, he became the CEO of security software provider Symantec, growing its revenues from $ 632 million to $ 6.2 billion and expanding its worldwide workforce to more than 17,500 employees during his tenure. In fact, BLACK ENTERPRISE named him our 2004 Corporate Executive of the Year under the apt banner, “The Best CEO in Silicon Valley.” By 2012, he was appointed to the board of Microsoft. After serving a stint as lead director, he was named chairman when founder Bill Gates stepped down in 2014.

 

(Microsoft chairman of the board, John Thompson)

 

When asked what excited him most about serving as chairman of the tech icon, he says without hesitation: CEO Satya Nadella, favorably comparing his leadership to that of Louis Gerstner, the chief executive who rescued IBM in the 1990s by rebooting its operational and strategic focus and transforming its culture.

With his unparalleled corporate experience, razor-sharp mind, and incomparable management prowess, Thompson offered his take on career advancement during our interview. So you can program your business life for success, I offer some success strategies from Thompson in his own words. And they don’t have a thing to do with being tech proficient.

GO WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE

 

I can remember when I was asked to consider a job in Boston in the late ’70s. I called one of the top African Americans at IBM at the time and asked, “Should I take this job?” His answer was, “Absolutely not. It’s the worst place in the world for an African American to work.” I decided, I’m going to do it anyway. Well, it was the best decision that I ever made. I ended up having a guy name Paul Palmer take me under his wing. It was Paul’s coaching, mentorship, and belief in me that got me my first branch office job, which is a second line management position at IBM. He connected me to the chairman of the board, which ultimately led to me getting a year off from IBM to attend MIT Sloan School in which they paid my tuition and salary. After that, my next assignment was to work in the corporate office for the chairman of the board during the transition from one CEO to the next. So, had I listened to my good friend, that African American leader, who said, “Don’t take that job,” Guess what? I probably wouldn’t have the career I have today.

You have to go where the opportunity is and careers are not advanced inside a community. Careers are advanced inside a geographic footprint. And the geographic footprint for IBM, at least the one that I recognized at that time, was US-based. It was not Atlanta-based. So, I left Atlanta and moved to Boston. Most African Americans, even today, want to be in Atlanta. I don’t care about where I live. I care more about what I do.

WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THE TEAM

 

The first five years of my career I wore what they call two sister suits, poly and ester. I didn’t believe in wool and blue and white shirts and all those things. I just didn’t like it but IBM was willing to put up with me. One day I realized I looked different than everybody else in this room and it didn’t have anything to do with the color of my skin. It had more to do with the color of my suit. My hair wasn’t right. I had a mustache. So I thought if my performance is good and then it comes down to [management] saying, “On the margin, how good is he? Does he fit well with the team?” And I thought, ‘It’s time for me to line up.’ So I went home one night, cut off my afro and mustache and became the new Brooks Brothers model. The next thing I know, my career just took off. It didn’t have anything to do with the clothes. It was my conforming to the culture of the company that became important.

KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO LEAVE FOR THE NEXT POSITION

 

I never envisioned leaving IBM for many, many years. Obviously, 27 years, 9 months and 13 days, I never envisioned it. I woke up one day and realized, “I’m never going to run this place, and I think I have learned enough in all the experiences I’ve had here that I can actually run a company.” Fortunately, I had been on the board of my first public company, a utility company in northwest Indiana, and I had seen how that CEO operated and sat around a table with CEOs of all these other companies. I told myself, “Well, they don’t know any more than I do. I better take my shot.” Knowing that I wasn’t going to get a shot to be the next CEO of IBM, I had to leave. So I left.

The sense I had was the tech community, in general, is a youth-driven culture and environment. If you look at a lot of the companies, the CEOs when they got those jobs they were in their late 30s or early 40s. I knew if I ever had a five as the first digit in my age, my odds of getting one of those jobs were going to be very, very slim. It would diminish quite rapidly from there. So I got the job Symantec at 49, 11 months and a couple of days before my 50th birthday, literally.

AVOID BECOMING A STALE LEADER

 

When I joined Symantec, it was a consumer packaged goods company. So the idea was if you could package software in a box and put it on a retail shelf for consumers to pull it down, that was Nirvana. One of the principal products in our portfolio, at the time, was Norton Antivirus. In 1999, as the internet was starting to explode, it was going very, very well. But we had all these other products in the portfolio that were profitable but they weren’t really growing all that fast. So the view was, let’s pivot. Let’s make a major shift in this company and focus on security.

My belief about technology companies was that they should be technology centered. Symantec, at the time, was centered around its distribution model, not the technology it was building. So that pivot was Norton is our core and let’s add as many security capabilities as we can around that. So we sold off our Java tools business and a lot of products that really weren’t relevant. And then we built the company through both organic and inorganic growth to the point where revenues got to a little over $ 6 billion, I said, “OK, 10 years, I’m done.”

I have a personal philosophy about leaders. I think leaders get stale after about seven to nine years. So when my 10-year period was up, I was ready to move because I did not want to be the stale guy sitting in the chair while the company was trying to prosper.

CONSIDER YOURSELF AS THE BEST BOARD PROSPECT

 

I joined my first board in 1993. It was kind of a back-door board invite in which the CEO of a company came to me and said, “Can IBM give me some candidates to consider for our board because we want a tech person?” So, I went to the HR team at IBM and said, “Can you give me some candidates to share with my customer?” and they gave me three. I went back to the client and said, “Here are the three candidates.” He looked at me and said, “You stupid guy. I want you. I don’t want any of them.” I was like, “Me on a board?” I had never even thought about it.

I went back to IBM and asked, “Is it OK for me to join this board?” And they said, “Sure.” So I joined the NiSource board and shortly thereafter I joined the Future Brands board…and on and on. I’ve had lots of board experience and I think that’s what boards are now looking for. Who has the background and experience and would be complementary to the other members around the table? Fortunately, we’re building a stronger African American base of leaders and those leaders eventually will have a shot because I know many, many companies are looking to diversify their boards.

 

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(LOS ANGELES) — Kevin Spacey is getting cut out of Ridley Scott’s finished film “All the Money in the World” and replaced by Christopher Plummer just over one month before it’s supposed to hit theaters.

People close to the production who were not authorized to speak publicly said Wednesday that Plummer is commencing reshoots immediately in the role of J. Paul Getty. According to the report, all of Spacey scenes will be reshot. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams are expected to participate.

Scott is intending to keep the film’s Dec. 22 release date.

The film was originally set to have its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles on Nov. 16 but was pulled earlier this week amid the sexual harassment reports surrounding Spacey.

Spacey has also been fired from “House of Cards.”

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Is Take-Two Learning the Wrong Lesson From The Success of ‘GTA Online’?

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These Home Hair Color Kits Will Give You Salon-Style Results From a Box

Feeling the need to change things up a bit in the hair department? It’s amazing how we can feel like a whole new person with just a change of hair color. And it’s no wonder: the right hair color can really transform your look – it enlivens your skin tone, hides random grays and can make the color of your eyes stand out.

Luckily, for a quick color change, we don’t need to go to an expensive salon. All those endless rows of hair color home kits make DIY dye jobs more simple and professional-looking than ever. The technology has really come a long way since the introduction of the first dye box. Not only are the dyes less damaging, but most of them contain haircare ingredients and the color results are richer and shinier.

Choosing the right hair color home kit

Here’s the most important tip when dyeing your hair using a hair color home kit: the final shade you’ll end up with depends on your current hair color, not on what you see on the front of the box. Turn to the back of the box, as this is where you’ll find swatches showing the result you can expect based on your current shade.

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Another important tip is to pay attention to your skin tone. If you are cool-toned or your skin seems dull, pick a shade that has warm tones, as this will liven up your complexion. Cool hair color tones work well on fair skin and look really good on people with warm skin tones. Also, don’t forget your brows – if you have really thick, dark brows, try to avoid platinum blonde shades, as the overall look can be obviously unnatural. Eye color can also play a part: red and copper shades look fantastic with green or blue eyes, for instance.

Now that you know how to find the right hair color, it’s time to choose your box kit. Whether you’re in the market for a natural-toned hair color, something bold and bright, or simply wish to add some highlights or touch up your roots, click through the gallery for the top-rated, user-loved hair color home kits that will bring out the new you.

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Just back from: Uluru, Australia

Tasmin on her self-guided stroll around the base of Uluru

Tasmin on her self-guided stroll around the base of Uluru © Tasmin Waby

Tasmin Waby, Destination Editor for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, recently returned from a trip to Australia’s Northern Territory.

Tell us more… I went to see Uluru (or as it was once called, Ayers Rock) in the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park for the second time recently. The first time I drove there with a friend from Melbourne, camping all the way. This time I flew over from Sydney. It was much quicker (and probably cheaper) but it did feel less like a pilgrimage to the heart of Australia.

In a nutshell… I don’t want to overstate it but the beauty of Uluru is really quite astonishing. I fell in love with the contrasts: the flat desert landscape with this enormous icon, the smell of spinifex in the desert air, the colours, the tiny details you notice when you get up close to the rock and the wilderness in the park. It’s an indefinably powerful place to visit.

Traditional bush tucker displayed on a wooden board

Trying some traditional bush tucker © Tasmin Waby

Good grub? I ate at a few places at Ayers Rock Resort, where there’s accommodation and restaurants for every budget – including a small supermarket with outback prices. The thing I loved about the food is how Aboriginal bush tucker is fused with international flavours – at  Tali Wiru (an open-air dining experience), for example, I had beetroot with Illawarra plum mousse topped with crisped kale and wattle seed shards, plus Persian feta and finger lime caviar (spot the Australian indigenous ingredients).

You’d be a muppet to miss… the sunrise. Seriously get to bed early and go. More than once.

A camel saddled up and waiting for it's rider in the Australian desert

Buddy the camel waiting to take Tasmin on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure © Tasmin Waby

Fave activity? I wasn’t expecting to like the camel ride experience with Uluru Camel Tours, but I went along for the Instagram photo opportunity (tragic I know) and because I had read Tracks by Robyn Davidson (a book about the writer’s 1700-mile trek with her camels through Australia’s western deserts).

I thought it would be terrifying as I have some serious vertigo, or that the camels would be poorly treated in some way and I’d feel terrible having visited them. But nothing could be further from the truth – I was really impressed. The actual ride was very relaxed and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially when we rounded a red sandhill to see the sunrise colours still slowly washing over Uluru.

Quintessential experience? Hearing some of the Aboriginal astronomy stories and learning about the tales told with the didgeridoo while sitting by a campfire under a sky ablaze with the stars of the Milky Way. Australia’s indigenous culture is the oldest continuous culture in the world and there’s so much to learn from it.

A section of red rock along the Uluru self-guided Base Walk

Views from the self-guided Base Walk © Tasmin Waby

If you do one thing… walk the self-guided Base Walk around Uluru. It’s 10km but it’s so much better than climbing the rock. The custodians of Uluru, the Anangu, ask people not to climb and from October 2019 it won’t be possible.

There are dozens of other activities to connect with this place and have a truly memorable experience without having to ‘conquer’ the rock. I haven’t even mentioned the helicopter trips (once in a lifetime and amazing), cycling in the national park, the ‘bush tucker’ classes with indigenous superfoods, five-star dining under the stars and the truly mesmerising Field of Light art installation by Bruce Munroe.

So um, don’t climb the rock. Learn something new instead.

Tasmin Waby travelled to Australia with support from Tourism Australia. Lonely Planet contributors do not accept freebies in exchange for positive coverage.

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Nurse Alice: What We Can Learn From Wendy Williams’ Live TV Health Scare

Who was watching Wendy Williams on Halloween and gasped when she took a tumble? Although we were all relieved to see her be the trooper we know her to be and come back and finish the show—here are some important takeaways to consider.

First off, we love you, Wendy. We know the show must go on but please take care of yourself.

 

 

(Image: Instagram/wendyshow)

 

Although I am not a part of Wendy’s healthcare team and don’t know her medical history, as a veteran advanced practice nurse and someone who has spent most of my career in critical care and now the emergency room—my first impression was OMG, is Wendy having a stroke? And many other people thought the same thing and here’s why …

We love Wendy and wish her well but just like the American Heart and Stroke Association, I want people to think F.A.S.T

Look for:

F – Face. Ask the person to smile to look for facial droop or asymmetry.

A – Arm. Ask the person to hold their arms out. Does one arm drift downward?

S – Speech. Ask the person to say a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?

T – Time. If anyone displays these or other signs of stroke, call 911 immediately.

This is important because time is tissue. The more time that passes without treatment the more brain tissue is injured and increases the possibility of permanent damage. Strokes can present differently in people and we can’t predict their severity so the best thing is to call 911 and get medical attention.

So let’s be clear—I’m NOT diagnosing Wendy. And let’s be honest – EVERYONE who was watching was worried about what was happening and many people watching (even non-health professionals) had the same concerns that she was having a stroke because …

F – She had facial asymmetry. When you compared her eyes—the right side of her face stayed the same while the left was exaggerated in response.

A –  Although no one asked her to hold her arms out for drift. We know she had muscle weakness because she stumbled, raised one arm higher than the other when reaching for her head and ultimately was so weak she collapsed.

S – Her speech was slurred. She was talking just fine and then it changed. Instead of saying “our first guest” it came out as “our fursst caress.”

T – Time! The show went dark for a second but she came back to finish. Deep down I was hoping she was going to take the time off to get medical attention. We all would have understood.

When someone presents to the ED with symptoms of a stroke – health professionals work quickly as if it were a stroke until proven otherwise. And the reason is that we want to rule out the most serious cause FIRST. And then once a stroke is ruled out we can look into other things like being overheated, having low blood sugar, exhaustion, etc. If a stroke is identified right away there are timely interventions we can perform within a specific time frame. We look at presenting symptoms and confirm them with CT scans, MRIs, blood tests, and a more detailed physical and neurological assessment. There is also an important clot buster medication called TPA we can give within a 3-hour (sometimes 4.5- hour) window of symptom onset if it is, in fact, a stroke caused by a blood clot.

And for those who use the term mini-stroke because symptoms resolve, those are called TIAs (transient ischemic attacks). The risk factors and symptoms are similar to strokes, and symptoms resolve on their own but they are red flags that a person may have a stroke in the future. For more information about strokes and TIAs, please visit stroke.org.

Could it truly have been that Wendy was overheated in her costume (aka heat stroke)? Absolutely! But only her doctor would be able to clearly say that and after a medical work-up and further assessment. But even if you’ve been overheated in the past and pass out—that’s not healthy for you. And it also doesn’t make you exempt from having a stroke in the future so don’t always dismiss changes in your health to minor things.

The takeaway message here for people is: don’t just assume. If anyone presents with signs that could possibly be a stroke, please call 911. Act like their life depends on it. You’d want someone to act on your behalf if it were you. Your life and health are too important to dismiss unexplained health issues. Dehydration and overheating are real but wouldn’t you want to know for sure that you weren’t having a stroke? And if it was a stroke, wouldn’t you want to get to a hospital early enough so you could receive stroke saving medications and therapy? And even if it weren’t a stroke, you can rest assured of that and begin to work on whatever the cause was and work on preventing it from happening again. Listen to your body.

What do you think? Do you have some questions or want to make a comment? I’d love to hear from you. You can post them on Twitter or Facebook using #AskNurseAlice or email them to info@AskNurseAlice.com.

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All the News and Announcements from Blizzcon 2017

Blizzcon 2017 kicked off with an absolutely killer opening ceremony, packed with announcements. Almost every Blizzard series is getting some kind of new content, or is changing the way you play the game.

We’ll be getting hands on with all of the new content, so stay tuned for that. Here’s what’s been announced so far.

‘Hearthstone’ expands into Kobolds and Catacombs

That’s right, an entire expansion dedicated to those ill-fated, iller-looking dullards you find in almost every one of World of Warcraft’s mines. There are sure to be many references to candles, and how you no take it.

That means 135 new cards dropped into standard multiplayer, with a new keyword, and a new mode.

Cards with the “recruit” keyword will reach into your deck and randomly bring minions onto the board. It looks like this stays within the bounds of what you have in your deck, but unless specified, is otherwise unlimited.

You could get lucky and recruit an 8/8. It’s also possible a card might specify to recruit from a subgroup of minions — reducing the randomness — or even recruit below a certain mana threshold.


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At 6 mana, you’d want your deck to be stacked with big minions

Free-to-play fans will be happy to see the new Dungeon Run mode, which sees you trying to topple a series of eight bosses in a row. It plays out a bit like a roguelike. You can choose your class but you’re assigned a random deck, picking up bonuses along the way for each victory.

The bonuses are overpowered — things such as doubling your hero power’s effectiveness while halving its cost — but you’ll need as much as you can get to take on the tougher bosses towards the end.

The fact that you get access to more Hearthstone cards than you own (and the loot after every win), makes it a good mode for newcomers and veterans alike.


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‘World of Warcraft’ expands the Battle for Azeroth

It’s time for the next chapter of Azeroth. With the existential threats requiring both main factions to cooperate eliminated, it looks like they’ll waste no time in resuming the war between the Horde and the Alliance.

With so many external baddies in recent times, you’d be forgiven for forgetting these two were at each other’s throats. Battle for Azeroth is definitely a new, canonical step forward in storytelling for the world. Not a time travelling blast from the past, or an alternate dimension. It’s a new, real story.

That means new characters, and losses, for both sides. An amazing cinematic was shown with Sylvanas and Anduin starring, and it looks like there’s a lot more to add to the story of both. Our early chats with developers have suggested that both sides will suffer losses that’ll be hard to bear.

There will also be a focus on world events, and zones have actually been designed around them. Islands are another addition, which are randomised instances of PvE. These are challenges that don’t require the normal trinity of tank, healer, damage dealer. You should be able to tackle them as any combo, and they should feel fresh for the first few times you do them.

‘World of Warcraft Classic’

Not too long after shutting down a community-run server for doing basically the same thing, Blizzard will be running a server for “old school World of Warcraft.”

Go back to when it was hard. It was always known as the “accessible” MMO, but it got easier and easier as it went along. Blizzard wanted to rush you through the early game to get you into the newer late-game content.

Now you can go back to when it was a challenge just to get to level 60 and take on Onyxia.


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‘Overwatch’ gets a new hero and map

Meet Moira!

She’s one of many scientists in the Overwatch world, and will be filling that new support role that everyone’s been asking for. According to Blizzard:

Her Biotic Grasp can drain life from enemies but can also be used to heal her teammates, while her Fade ability allows her to instantly escape danger by temporarily disappearing into the shadows. She can provide a surge of extra damage against foes—or added healing for friends—with Biotic Orb. Her ultimate ability, Coalescence, mends or maims those in its path; not even barriers can stop this powerful beam.

There’s also a Blizzard World map coming to Overwatch, with a little bit of different Blizzard universes sprinkled throughout. Storm Stormwind, or engage in firefights around Starcraft artifacts.


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‘Starcraft II’ Goes Free-to-Play

Still the world’s most competitive strategy game, Starcraft II is making its main campaign and units free. This doesn’t apply to the campaigns or multiplayer units contained in the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. But if you like Wings of Liberty and want to control a mothership core, it’s probably about time to pay for the game ya cheap sod.

There will be a rotating roster of which commanders you can use in the co-op commander missions. And of course, you won’t be able to use the units from later expansions if you’re just playing the free Wings of Liberty version.

But this is still pretty cool. Starcraft II has aged very well. It’s still a damn fun game, and if you’re picking it up for the first time I almost envy you. The campaign, challenges, and co-op missions are easy to get into.

As for the multiplayer, well… That’s simultaneously the best part of the game, and the hardest to learn. You’re up against years of knowledge of shifting strategic trends and theory. On the plus side, that also comes with years’ worth of Youtube tutorials and articles to brush up.

‘Heroes of the Storm’ shows its content schedule

Two new heroes will join the Heroes of the Storm roster. Alexstrasza is a dragon queen from World of Warcraft, and Hanzo is from Overwatch.

In addition, the HOTS team laid out its vision for spreading out content releases. In the past, hero reworks might’ve been released at the same time as new heroes or maps. Each one of those in itself could disrupt the meta quite a bit, so the goal is to do one thing at a time, and let the community adjust to the new addition.

The team has a lot more rework content planned, which may translate into less new hero releases over the next year, but better existing heroes. Characters with one dominant talent path will be prioritised, to allow for multiple interesting play styles per hero.

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Employee Rescues Driver From Burning Car

On his drive to work one recent morning, Chris Amos, an orthopedic technician at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Cruz County, witnessed a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a car on Highway 17.

As the car began burning, Amos, pulled over and rushed to get the driver out. He is credited with saving her life, as other drivers attended to the motorcyclist.

As an orthopaedic technician at Kaiser Permanente, Chris Amos prepares splints and casts for injured members, skills that he didn’t use at the Highway 17 accident.

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“The instinct to help just kind of kicked in,” he said.

No response from driver

“I was right behind the woman’s car heading south on 17, just south of the Summit,” Amos said. “It’s a dangerous area where there’s no center divider. The motorcyclist was actually heading northbound, but he veered across the center line and hit the woman’s car head-on.”

The motorcycle virtually exploded on impact, tossing the driver over the roof of the woman’s car. The man was able to get up and sit on the side of the highway.

“I pulled over and saw the woman’s car had started burning, but she wasn’t getting out,” said Amos, “so I got out of my car and ran to her. I pulled open the back door on the passenger side and tried to talk to the woman, who was motionless behind the wheel. The car’s airbags covered her. I asked her if she was okay and she didn’t respond.”

Seeing the flames in the front of her car growing, Amos reached across the seat and jostled her shoulder. She seemed to snap awake.

“I kept on saying she had to get out of the car, but she wasn’t moving, so I got out and walked around to the front,” said Amos. “As the flames grew, I was able to pull open the front door, move the airbags out of the way, and finally lead the woman gently from the car. She seemed like she was in shock.”

Amos led her to the side of the road, where she sat down and started crying. Another motorist stopped by and tried to comfort the woman while Amos checked on the motorcyclist.

“He was breathing and said he was in pain,” said Amos. At that point, yet another motorist stopped by to check on the motorcyclist. “It was a woman who said she was a nurse, so I figured the motorcyclist was in good hands.”

Right place, right time

Amos stayed around the scene and gave statements to the highway patrol and the fire department, but as firefighters cared for the woman, he had to leave for work.

By the time he arrived, his colleagues, doctors, and nurses, were already talking about his actions at the accident.

Amos thanked everyone for the congratulations and pats on the back, but he shrugged and said, “I was the right person at the right place at the right time.”

“When he arrived here after literally saving that woman’s life, Chris picked up and went right back to caring for our members,” said Brenda George, RN, managing director of the Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz clinics.

What impressed his colleagues even more was his focus on rescuing the driver from the burning car — without thinking about his own safety.

“We all hope that we can do the right thing in an emergency, but to be honest, we just don’t know until we’re tested,” said Joyce Orndorff, MD, assistant physician in chief of Kaiser Permanente in Santa Cruz County.

“He did the right thing, in an emergency situation, selflessly, without regard for his own safety,” Dr. Orndorff said. “We’re all proud to work with Chris.”

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Andy and Ashley Williams are the latest married flippers to host a spinoff of HGTV’s highly popular home improvement franchise Flip or Flop. The premiere of their new show Flip or Flop Fort Worth offers a healthy helping of #BlackLove and  #RelationshipGoals and gives hard work and entrepreneurial success a Black face.

The military veterans, who left active duty to become real estate investors and buy, rehab and sell properties in need of help all throughout the Texas area. Find out how they got started, what to expect from their show and more! Flip or Flop Fort Worth premiered Thursday, November 2 at 9PM on HGTV.

How did you both transition from being in the military to flipping houses?

Ashley Williams: Before we started dating, Andy had begun investing in rental properties back in the States. Once we got married, it became our hobby that we loved; buying and renovating a few projects a year while continuing to serve overseas. That hobby quickly evolved into a viable business with multiple projects going on. Finally leaving Iraq, real estate was and continues to be our safe haven.

What sets you apart from other house-flippers?

Andy Williams: We believe that each project is an opportunity to add value and create an impact. Our profits are important, but our mission of adding value to the community and bringing our fellow veterans along through the process is our focus. It’s our little way to continue to serve.

 You are the first African-American Flip or Flop hosts. Do you feel any pressure to live up to a certain standard with Black viewers?

Ashley: Being one of the first African-Americans to host is humbling. We are super excited to positively represent our community and HGTV. We can’t wait to follow in the footsteps of positive, wholesome and empowering television!

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How do you find the balance between being married and being business partners?

Andy: Finding the balance is constant compromise as we both are very passionate. We have a rule; turn off during family time and date night. Our kids won’t be young forever, so we don’t [want] to miss any of those fun moments. And date night is our way of keeping our relationship growing in a positive light.

What advice would you give a first-time homeowner who want to embark upon their first flip?  

Andy: Our advice to first-time flippers would be to learn your market and run your numbers. Also, flipping is a team sport; it’s much more fun finding success as a team versus doing everything yourself. So, build a strong team by sourcing experts in the area.

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If you could narrow it down to 5 tips, what are the most important things to know about flipping homes?

  1. Find a discounted property that you can add value to. In flipping, the price you pay for a house will directly dictate the price you sell it for. Never overpay; always buy at a discount.
  2. Flipping houses is a team sport – include your team in the entire process. Great communication is key.
  3. The renovation phase is the most critical aspect. Put your plans on paper and your agreements in writing so you can manage expectations.
  4. Monitor the market, manage the process and, always remember, it’s not your home. It’s an investment property so do not get emotional or you will eat into your earnings.
  5. Assess your financial position at all times.

What can viewers expect on to see on your first season of Flip or Flop Fort Worth?

Ashley: In Flip or Flop Fort Worth season one, viewers will see really cool transformations and creative uses of space as we work as a team to navigate problems and protect our profits.

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Tyrese Lashes Out At The Rock Again, Says He Is Going ‘Broke’ From Legal Fees

Tyrese is going through it.

The R&B singer is no stranger to publicly spilling his grievances on social media. Well he’s back at it again except this time he is also airing out his personal family drama, going as far to say that he is going “broke” paying for legal fees to get his daughter back.

In two Instagram posts, he talks about his financial woes and calls out The Rock… again. We could break it down for you but the original text is a must read.

Posted with a photo of him and Lee Daniels (not sure why), he wrote:

Father God I see you and I finally get it…………… Life is confusing at times when you’re moving along and your “role” or “purpose” isn’t revealed to you………. Proudly I’m a Capricorn born Dec 30th 1978 Dr King was taken away from us April 4th 1968 and when I found out Dr King WALKED the streets of WATTS during the WATTS RIOTS it changed my life forever!!!!!! The King family it’s random but I just wanna thank you for love and thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for what your mother and “FATHER” selflessly did for us all……….. #VoltronStudiosHollywood coming soon……. I repeat coming soon…. Ok? Take care guys……God bless you….. ps Lee Daniels dude you’re a fellow Capricorn please listen to me don’t you EVER wear your facial hairs like that ever again Ok? And FYI I was never mad at The Rock – I was just mad that he was “pitched” an idea privately and said yes to it without thinking of what I’m dealing with personally I’m almost broke paying legal fees and is doing what we committed to doing for the #FastFans and #FastFamily cause the fast is tradition it’s not just another Movie Fast was created to COUNTER images of racism to counter that WE ARE NOT ONE RACE…… So the rock how does it feel bro?…. going home to your daughter every night…. it’s was 60 days before I seen my baby….. and all I asked you to do “privately” was NOT accept a role that would deeply effect us all……. You are simply NOT the people’s champ….. you are a selfish champ….. I’m almost broke swimming in legal fees CAA tried but couldn’t book me anything cause my ex wife killed my reputation so no one wants to hire me.. It’s not about I know I know I know right?? Says the man on the Forbes list.. Make sure you kiss your 2 daughters when you get home I wish I could but I can’t afford to fight for my baby anymore so they’re likely going to take her away……. Thanks Dewayne see you guys in 2020 and I will not delete this post cause the TRUTH of selfish people in Hollywood needs to be mentioned……………… to this day Dewayne has NOT called me back as u see me crying every 3 hours over my baby know #ShaylaRocks

In a second a post, he targeted The Rock, also sharing a snap of him, The Rock and Vin Diesel.

 

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Hello world………. hello loyal fans and loved ones from OUR fast universe…….. I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne is in Fast9 there will no more Roman Peirce – You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours……… close your eyes dude you’re a “Clown”…… #CandyAssBitchMade All my real one…. Men on integrity… my real ones out here stand UP…… folks that GP to the gym and get big naturally #NoJuice #NoOJ spin off huh? Spin off these nuts selfish champ…… pause notice who’s got his arms around my shoulder and who’s standing alone –#OurChildrenMatter

But that’s not all, Tyrese can be seen crying over his custody battle and the draining expense. Remarking, “I’ve got all these millionaire friends and billionaire friends, and nobody’s showing up for me.”

Tyrese’s social media antics can be seen as funny or to some pathetic but what we want to see is him get help because it seems like he needs it.

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See Early Photos of Bruce Springsteen From the Photographer Who Captures His ‘True Grit’

The new book Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road traces nearly four decades of the beloved musician‘s career, as seen by the self-taught photographer Frank Stefanko. Stefanko’s photographs include the cover images for the Springsteen albums Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River, but many of the images in the book have never before been published.

In Springsteen’s memoir Born to Run, he described working with Stefanko:

I’d gotten to know Patti Smith a little through our work together on “Because the Night.” When I visited her during one of her performances at The Bottom Line, she gave me the name of a South Jersey photographer and said, “You should let this guy take your picture.”

One winter afternoon I drove south to Haddonfield, New Jersey, and met Frank Stefanko. Frank had photographed Patti at the beginning of her career. He worked a day job at a local meatpacking plant and continued to practice his craft in his spare time.

Frank Stefanko and Bruce Springsteen, Colts Neck, NJ, 2017.
Frank StefankoFrank Stefanko and Bruce Springsteen, Colts Neck, NJ, 2017.

Frank was a rough-edged but easygoing kind of guy. My recollection is he borrowed a camera for the day, called a teenage kid from next door to come over and hold up his one light and started shooting. I stood against some flowery wallpaper in Frank and his wife’s bedroom, looked straight into the camera, gave him my best “troubled young man,” and he did the rest. One of those photos ended up on the cover of Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Frank’s photographs were stark. His talent was he managed to strip away your celebrity, your artifice, and get to the raw you. His photos had a purity and a street poetry to them. They were lovely and true, but they weren’t slick. Frank looked for your true grit and he naturally intuited the conflicts I was coming to terms with. His pictures captured the people I was writing about in my songs and showed me the part of me that was still one of them. We had other cover options but they didn’t have the hungriness of Frank’s pictures.

Text from BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen. Copyright © 2016 by Bruce Springsteen. Reprinted by permission of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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‘Stranger Things’ star reportedly barred from entering the U.S. over cocaine possession

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One Stranger Things star was notably absent from Thursday’s Season 2 premiere in Los Angeles.

British actor Charlie Heaton, who plays creepy photo stalker man Jonathan Byers in the Netflix series, was barred entry to the U.S. last Saturday.

The reason? A drug-sniffing dog reportedly picked up on something that prompted a search of Heaton’s luggage, at which point authorities discovered “a small amount of cocaine,” according to the Associated Press.

Heaton was neither arrested nor charged, but he was barred from entering the U.S. and promptly sent back to London. It’s worth noting here that the AP‘s report comes via an anonymous source — an official who “couldn’t discuss the matter publicly.” Read more…

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Enchanting Towns that are taken from a fairytale

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Fairytales always make us swoon. We look at the enchanting and beautiful surroundings, and we often wish we could live somewhere so idyllic and enchanting. You might not be aware, but there are actually a load of great places in the world that look like they’ve come straight out of a fairy story. We don’t know about you, but some of these places… We’d move there tomorrow if we had the chance! Here are five of the most impressive and breathtaking towns that look like fairytale settings.

Colmar, France

This picture-perfect town, full of vibrant colors, narrow streets, a stunning river, and an enchanting bridge looks like it could have been plucked straight from something like Beauty and the Beast! We can just imagine all the tales that were told here back in olden times, and it’s definitely like stepping back through the years. Colmar is a charming and beautiful town in France, and every inch the perfect fairytale destination. If you are in love with the quiet corners of the world, it’s time to pay a visit to this hidden gem in northeast France.

Ronda, Spain

This incredible town is built on a gorge and was first established in the 9th Century. An Andalusian paradise, Ronda is still as impressive today as it has ever been, and the exquisite bridge spans the gap between the Old Town and the New Town. Beneath the bridge is the breathtaking El Tajo gorge, which, we’re sure you’ll agree, looks like something out of Game of Thrones, or a medieval fantasy story. The way it lights up below is a big part of what makes it all the more atmospheric and adds to the appeal.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Get a load of this stunning town, painted to match the color of the sky. We don’t think there’s a destination like this anywhere else on Earth. It’s a truly striking image and a place that will stay in your memory for a long time. Unsurprisingly nicknamed The Blue City, Chefchaouen is one of the most fantastical places on Earth. It looks as though it could so easily have been plucked from the pages of a storybook – we absolutely want to live here, look how blue it is!

Hallstatt, Austria

Wow is the word of the day here. Take a look at this town – it’s got to be one of the most charming and unique in the world. There are so many different fairytale elements included in the makeup of this town, and we love the charming buildings, and sprawling, epic lake. In fact, this is such a stunning place that, rumor has it, the Chinese made an exact replica of the town. This is definitely a place that has that pure fairytale feel about it and really transports us to another world.

Cua Van, Vietnam

What a treat this astonishing floating city is, and it certainly looks like something out of an ancient Eastern fairytale. Situated in Vietnam, this incredible city has over 170 houses all roped together along the Ha Long Bay. It looks like a place you might read about in a high fantasy epic, as opposed to a real-life town you can visit. There are stunning photo opportunities aplenty here, and you definitely get the feeling of being in another universe – perfect!

These are some of the best places in the world for fantasy lovers, as they look like settings from amazing fairytales. If you ever get the opportunity to visit any of these places, make sure you definitely try to get to at least one.

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Joe Girardi Has Been Fired From the Yankees and Leaves With a ‘Heavy Heart’

Joe Girardi was fired as New York Yankees manager Thursday after a decade that produced just one World Series title for a team that expects to win every year.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman announced the move five days after New York lost to Houston in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

“With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said in a statement released by his agent, Steven Mandell. “I’d like to thank the fans for their great support as a player, coach and manager and the lasting memories of their passion and excitement during the playoff games.”

An intense and driven former All-Star catcher, Girardi was at the end of his four-year contract and said last weekend he had to speak with his family before deciding whether he wanted to return. New York made the decision for him.

“Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we’ve decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position,” Cashman said in a statement.

Girardi’s 910-710 regular-season record with the Yankees is sixth in victories managing the team behind Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (1,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).

Cashman said he and owner Hal Steinbrenner had spoken directly with Girardi this week.

“He has a tireless work ethic, and put his heart into every game he managed over the last decade,” Cashman said in his statement. “He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure.”

New York said Cashman and other team officials will not discuss the decision during the World Series.

Girardi wore uniform No. 25 as a player with the Yankees from 1996-99, when he helped win three titles, but switched to No. 27 when he earned the manager’s job over Don Mattingly and succeeded Torre after the 2007 season — signifying the team’s quest for its 27th championship. Girardi took uniform No. 28 after leading the team to a World Series victory over Philadelphia in 2009.

New York changed managers 20 times from 1973, when George Steinbrenner bought the team, through October 1995, when Torre replaced Buck Showalter. But the Yankees have had just two managers in 22 years since.

New York became the third of the 10 postseason teams to remove managers, joining Boston and Washington. There is no clear favorite to replace him, and candidates from within the organization could include bench coach Rob Thomson, Triple-A Scranton manager Al Pedrique and Class A Tampa manager Jay Bell.

Possibilities from outside the organization include former Kansas City manager Trey Hillman, a one-time Yankees special assistant who managed in South Korea this year; Mets hitting coach Kevin Long, who held the same role with the Yankees from 2007-14; and former Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin, who was a pro scout for the Yankees in 2008 and 2013.

The 53-year-old Girardi led a young squad on a surprising run to an AL wild-card berth this year with a 91-71 record, the team’s best since 2012. New York beat Minnesota in the wild-card game, then fell behind Cleveland 2-0 in the Division Series. Girardi admitted he made a mistake not asking for a video review of a hit-by-pitch call in Game 2 that led to an Indians rally.

“I screwed up. And it’s hard. It’s a hard day for me,” he said then. “But I got to move forward and we’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”

New York won the next three games to advance, lost the first two games of the ALCS at Houston, then won three in a row to move within a victory of reaching the World Series for the first time in eight years. But the Astros swept the final two games.

Girardi visited Astros manager A.J. Hinch in his office after the finale to give encouragement.

“He’s a real class act,” Hinch said. “It’s a shame to see so much turnover because of the work, the blood, sweat, tears poured into these job. And I don’t think anybody goes through more than what Joe does in New York.”

Girardi’s statement thanked people from Steinbrenner and Cashman down to the player development and scouting staff, traveling secretary and even the clubhouse attendants. He had sounded unusually nostalgic when discussing the atmosphere at Yankee Stadium during the playoffs.

“It’s been wonderful to watch,” he said last week before what turned out to be his final home game. “I peeked at left field and I see the fans jumping up and down. And I peek and watch them hitting the pads. In right field, they’re jumping up and down. And it’s brought back a lot of good memories for me, but I just love it. And it’s fun to be a part of.”


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These places in Scotland look like they came from “Game of Thrones”

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Game of Thrones is just about our all-time favorite TV show, and we simply can’t wait for the final season. Whether you’re up to date, or late to the party, this multi-layered show has so much to offer TV audiences. One of the first things you may have noticed when you first watched the show is how stunning it looks. Many of the locations in the show are some of the most staggeringly beautiful places.

We bet you’re dying to know where some of those magical locations, like The Eyrie, and Winterfell were shot. Well, Northern Ireland is a popular place for filming on the show, as well as Scandinavia. But, there are also place in Scotland that look like they could have come right out of the hit HBO show. We’ve listed five for you to browse, and, don’t worry, unlike Jon Snow, we actually know what we’re talking about!

Craigmillar Castle – Winterfell

The North remembers! Winterfell is the home of the Stark family, and one of the defining strongholds of the North, and, don’t you think Craigmillar Castle in Edinburgh looks exactly like it?! The actual castle used is Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, altered slightly using CGI. But, we think Craigmillar could easily have filled in; Bran would definitely have loved climbing the towers of this beautiful place!

Logan Botanic Garden – The Water Gardens of Dorne

The Dornish live across the Narrow Sea and have some of the most beautiful landscapes in all the GoT universe. To capture the feel of House Dorne’s lavish grounds, the producers traveled to Seville in Spain, but there was no need! They could have just visited these incredible gardens in the south of Scotland instead – don’t they just look every inch the tropical paradise?! In fact, this place looks so amazing you’d never even know you were in Scotland.

The Storr – The Vale of Arryn and The Eyrie

A big part of Littlefinger’s scheming, The Vale of Arryn and The Eyrie are hugely iconic and atmospheric locations in the show. The producers chose the stunning backdrop of Iceland to get their location, though they could equally have used the lush, sprawling mountains of the Isle of Skye. The Storr is the sort of location that is just crying out to be in a high fantasy movie or TV show; we hope they use it soon!

Culzean Castle – Casterly Rock

The beacon of House Lannister, Casterly Rock is frequently used in the show and is shown to be a stronghold, highly prized by Tywin Lannister and family. In the show, as you may already know, Castle Trujo in Spain is the actual colossus used for Casterly Rock. But, we have to be honest, we actually prefer this Ayrshire bastille, built way back in 1777. In fact, it could even have been used in the same way as Casterly Rock is used in the show!

Talisker Bay – Dragonstone Beach

You probably recall Dragonstone Beach as the place where Stannis Baratheon would go for walks to think and unwind when Season 3 got a bit much. It was also visited again more recently by Daenerys Targaryen and Tyrion Lannister, as the Khaleesi finally set eyes on her birthplace. Again, Spain was used as the real location – Muriola Beach in the Basque region, to be precise. Though we’re sure you’ll agree, the stunning Talisker Bay on the Isle of Skye is pretty much a dead ringer for the famed beach in the show.

Scotland has so much stunning landscape, and this makes it the ideal setting for Game of Thrones lookalikes! We know the producers did use some parts of Northern Ireland to film the show. Scotland was used for some of the first season, and, judging by these sensational locations, we wish they’d filmed all of it there!

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‘The Walking Dead:’ The Most Irksome Moments from the Season 8 Premiere

It’s taken eight years for AMC to reach the 100th episode of The Walking Dead, and I can’t help but feel a bit let down. Don’t get me wrong, it was an okay episode, much better than some that have aired in the past (cough Season 2, Episode 4 cough), though it didn’t stop me from being peeved by those dumb moments that just didn’t make any sense. I hope you can bear with me here while I rant about some of the parts that just annoyed me.

When Did They Suddenly Become Ninjas?



Okay, this was sort of a minor issue, but it still got on my nerves. In the beginning, we see Rick, Morgan, and the others stealthily take out the Savior scouts along the road. Now, I don’t have personal experience sneaking up on someone and stabbing a giant sharp stick into their back or anything, but I feel that it’s not as easy as they showed it. The scouts seemed like oblivious NPCs from like Fallout 3 or Skyrim the way they were so easily taken out; it was a little ridiculous. Throughout the series, I always had a major gripe with how silent and ninja-like the zombies are when they’re constantly sneaking up on people (I mean, really, they’re loud walking corpses 😕).

How Fast Are Those Zombies Anyway?



Their whole plan throughout the episode was to attract hordes of zombies to Negan’s base, overrun it, and basically render it defenseless. We can see Daryl, Carol and the Twizzler girl (Tara) setting off a bunch of explosions to get the horde trudging in the direction of Negan’s base. Now, it’s a pretty good plan in theory, however when you mix in a bit of The Walking Dead “reality” there is one flaw with it: zombies are freaking slow. Seriously this isn’t World War Z. It would have taken them weeks to get as far as they did. I understand there was a time jump, so maybe they’ve been attracting those zombies for a long time to prepare for the moment they carry out their attack. Yet I still feel like that wouldn’t make sense, I don’t think Rick and the rest of the gang would have spent weeks gathering all these zombies and consistently keep on attracting them until they were close enough to reach Negan. I guess I don’t completely comprehend how these walking flesh bags work in the show.

Aren’t Bullets Scarce as Hell?

There are too many scenes in this episode where they just unload a crap ton of bullets for no reason. There is the scene where Carol and her cronies sneak up (again sneaked) on some Savior by his car, then proceed to unload on the one guy when he hides behind his car. Then, when they have their little showdown with Negan (I’ll get to that later, trust me), when Rick decides to start shooting, everyone begins firing. They go crazy shooting at these windows in Negan’s base and it was completely baffling. I was thinking to myself, “What the hell are they shooting at?” and “Are the Saviors shooting back at them?” Please help me understand, because in such a dangerous setting where supplies are so low and rare to find, wouldn’t bullets be the first thing you would want to conserve? They must have gotten their hands-on Herschel’s infinite ammo cheat.

WHY DIDN’T RICK JUST SHOOT NEGAN!!!???



Seriously! The guy was right there the whole time throughout his freaking monologue and all Rick had to was a line up a shot then BAM, problem solved! Rick could have also hidden a marksman in trees or bushes to get a clear shot at Negan and then put a bullet in the dude’s skull. Now, I know that it would’ve been anti-climactic to just kill the archenemy in the very first episode of the season, fans would’ve been pissed off by that and I can understand why. Though this whole scene with them having their little stare down was just so ridiculous. I was just watching that scene carry out the whole time and yelling at the screen, “Do it! Do it, Rick! He’s right there! Just do it already!” I felt like I was channeling Shia LaBeouf. But alas it didn’t happen, and we now have to wait another 18 episodes of The Walking Dead for that to hopefully happen because Rick couldn’t stop to think how easily he could have taken him out.

I know it’s the first episode of the season and hopefully it picks up a little momentum. It’s just that this premiere was filled with a lot of annoying irritating parts that made it kinda hard to enjoy. However, I will say though that I enjoyed the future/dream moments of old man Rick. I thought they were well done and I’m excited on what they will plan to do with that plotline next. It’s just because of those other head-scratching moments that I don’t list this as a top episode in The Walking Dead series.

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Christina is all smiles above the Bay of Kotor © Christina Webb

Christina Webb, Assistant Editor for Lonely Planet’s Trade and Reference team, recently returned from a trip to Montenegro and Croatia.

In a nutshell… My boyfriend and I road-tripped through Montenegro’s untouched north down to the Bay of Kotor and over to Dubrovnik in Croatia. It was shoulder season, but we were lucky with the weather, which resulted in a combination of empty roads, beautiful beaches and hiking through snow in radiant sunshine. It was an incredible adventure in a destination that feels like your little secret!

Quintessential experience? Driving precarious mountain passes. En route to Lovćen National Park, one lesser-known road took us round 25 hairpin turns over 17km. At the bend of each of the 25 turns is a painted number – a reminder that you’re almost there (or still miles away)!

Defining moment? Driving round a bend and seeing the mass of dark blue that was the Bay of Kotor appear ahead of us. You can drive right along the waterfront through little villages with overgrown ruins – it’s fantastic. There were tons of steps around the lake to get into the water and no one else was there to make use of them, so we dived in the bay for a swim. It feels very much like a lake until you taste the salt water.

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At the Curevac viewpoint in the Durmitor National Park © Christina Webb

Fave activity? Walking and hiking. Walking up to the Curevac viewpoint in Durmitor National Park is a short but amazing hike, as is exploring the serene scenery of the dramatic Black Lake landscape. When hiking here we were joined by four friendly dogs who made sure we got home safely, walking us back into town for two miles. We did a lot of walking, but not all of it was amongst nature: we tackled the 1350 steps up the battlements of Old Town Kotor and in Croatia we walked Dubrovnik’s city walls.

Good food and drink? In the north we stopped off at rustic places serving hearty meals of river trout and countless local cheeses, ham and bread, including deliciously creamy cicvara (a porridge-like dish made from cornmeal and cream). In a cosy wood-panelled bar in Žabljak, locals kept us warm for the evening with shots of a spirit made from plums from a neighbouring village. We also gorged on fishy delights along the Adriatic Coast – a particularly great spot was Dubrovnik’s Bota Oyster & Sushi Bar.

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The rock-hewn Ostrog Monastery © Christina Webb

You’d be a muppet to miss… The Ostrog Monastery in Central Montenegro, a blindingly white, tiny rock-hewn monastery – the construction of which is still a mystery today. We entered the cave-like rooms through tiny doorways to see extravagant Orthodox art and mosaics on the walls. Locals kiss the walls and step out of doorways backwards in respect.

Time it right… and you’ll see spectacular sunsets in all the right places around Dubrovnik. One evening we stumbled upon Buza Bar II located through a small doorway in the city walls. Clambering past the bar itself we found a spot on some rocks below where we were treated to a brilliant view of the lapping ocean, the island of Lokrum beyond and a beautiful sunset. We chilled out with other travellers and watched kayakers paddle past against the orange sky. Just topping this was getting an evening cable car to the top of Mount Srđ and seeing the sun set over the Croatian islands from the top – the perfect end to our trip.

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The Duchess of Cornwall has spoken about witnessing her mother’s death from Osteoporosis

The Duchess described it as ‘agonising’

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Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, has spoken about the ‘agonising’ pain of seeing both her mother and grandmother die from osteoporosis. The Duchess is urging others to look after their bone health while they can as part of her role as president of the National Osteoporosis Society.

Osteoporosis is a condition where your bones gradually weaken and break. Although this is a normal part of the ageing process, people with osteoporosis lose bone density much faster than normal.

It’s not the first time that a member of the Royal family has spoken out about how health issues have impacted them personally. Prince Harry recently opened up about experiencing panic attacks, while Prince William has also spoken candidly about his mother’s battle with bulimia. Additionally, both princes alongside the Duchess of Cambridge are continuing to dismantle the stigma around mental health with their Heads Together campaign.

In an emotional article for the Daily Mail, The Duchess of Cornwall, 64, said: ‘Seeing someone you love die slowly, in agony, and knowing nothing about the disease that killed them is heart-breaking.

My mother was only 72. In those days, osteoporosis, a crippling bone disease, was seldom discussed, rarely diagnosed and usually attributed to old women with so-called Dowager’s hump. My family and I watched in horror as my mother shrunk in front of our eyes.

She lost about eight inches in height and became so bent she was unable to digest her food properly, leaving her with no appetite at all. The local GP was kind and sympathetic, but he, like us, was able to do little to alleviate the terrible pain Mama suffered so stoically.’

Her mother, Rosalind Shand, passed away in 1994, her maternal grandmother Sonia Keppel had passed away eight years earlier in 1986. The Duchess also said that in later years her mother could not breathe without oxygen, or walk around her garden even with the help of a zimmer frame.

Osteoporosis affects over three million people in the UK and women are more at risk than men, but there are things you can do to minimise your chances of getting it.

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The Duchess of Cornwall pictured with Richard E Grant and Miriam Margolyes at the 30th anniversary garden party for the National Osteoporosis Society

What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture.

The most common injuries in people with osteoporosis are wrist fractures, hip fractures and fractures of the spinal bones (vertebrae). However injuries can occur anywhere in the body.

What causes Osteoporosis?

Women lose bone rapidly in the first few years after the menopause, making them more at risk than men – particularly if the menopause begins early (before age 45).

Other risk factors include:

  • having a low body mass index (BMI) and being unheathily thin
  • heavy drinking and smoking
  • a family history of osteoporosis
  • other medical conditions – such as inflammatory conditions, hormone-related conditions, or malabsorption problems

How can you prevent Osteoporosis?

The best way to prevent Osteoporosis is to take steps to keep your bones healthy. The NHS  recommends:

  • taking regular aerobic exercise (at least two and a half hours a week) plus weight bearing exercises such as running, skipping and dancing
  • eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D (including leafy green vegetables and oily fish)
  • taking a daily supplement of vitamin D (10 micrograms)
  • giving up smoking and reducing alcohol consumption (including cutting out binge-drinking and having no more than 14 units a week)
  • getting out in the sun to trigger vitamin D production in the body

Sarah Leyland, Osteoporosis Nurse Consultant at the National Osteoporosis Society told Marie Claire:

‘If you have broken a bone easily, talk to your doctor and find out if you are at risk of further fractures. You can also ask about a ‘fracture risk assessment’ or a ‘bone check’. This means looking at factors that influence your bone strength such as your age and medical history. It will help you and your doctors understand why your bones may be more fragile than expected and also show whether you need a drug treatment.’

The National Osteoporosis Society also run a free helpline for help and support. Nurses are available between 9am and 5pm every day. They can be reached on 0808 800 0035.

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‘I Can’t Breathe’: An Excerpt From Matt Taibbi’s New Book on the Eric Garner Killing

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At about 2:45 p.m. on April 2, 2014, on a drizzly afternoon in Staten Island, New York, an aspiring music producer in his late thirties named Ibrahim Annan was sitting in his car when a noise outside startled him.

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The battle for menstrual equity is in full swing in Kathikhera. The village in India is at the center of The Pad Project, a new documentary following the lives of girls and women coming together to make affordable pads—and smash period stigma in the process. (We previously spoke to the film’s director.)

The installation and operation of a pad machine in Kathikhera will allow local women and girls to sustainably produce vital menstrual products—and employ them in the process. In parts of India where many women do not even know what menstruation is, let alone have access to safe and hygienic period products, this machine will also help activists raise awareness about menstrual health and educate entire communities, shifting culture in the process.

Women and girls in Kathikhera aren’t waging this fight alone. The Oakwood School chapter of Girls Learn International, a Feminist Majority Foundation program for middle- and high-school students, has partnered with Action India to help bring this project to help fund the installation and operations of a pad machine there. These young women, ranging in age from 13 to 19, represent the power of rising generations to make a difference. With a clear vision and determination to affect real, sustainable change that will empower girls and women for generations to come, the members of GLI Oakwood can teach us all some valuable lessons in what it truly means to be a global citizen.

Ms. spoke with five members of GLI Oakwood to discuss their involvement with The Pad Project as the film sharing its name heads into a final round of crowdfunding. Emily, 19, attends George Washington University. Claire, 18, attends the University of Pennsylvania. Sophie and Charlotte, 17, and Maggie, 13, go to Oakwood.

What inspired you to become involved in this type of advocacy work? When was the moment you knew you had to do something to help?

Emily: I was inspired to get involved