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.
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.


When is Love Island on ITV2?

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.

Kem Cetinay, the winner in 2017, is also back to host a daily spin-off podcast entitled The Morning After with TV presenter, Arielle Free.


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WATCH: Tia Mowry-Hardrict Introduces Newborn Baby Girl, Cairo Tiahna Hardrict

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Actress and momprenuer Tia Mowry finally debuted her newborn baby girl on social media today. The 39-year-old took to Instagram, telling her followers her daughter’s first name “Cairo” means “victorious” and her middle name Tiahna is an ode to her namesake, Tia.

 

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This is the second child for Tia and her hubby fellow actor Cory Hardrict. Last November, Tia announced she was happily expecting after opening about her struggles with fertility and endometriosis.

“Endometriosis is a highly inflammatory condition, so I set out to remove foods from my diet that cause inflammation in the body,” Tia told Women’s Health Mag at the time.

“Once I changed my diet, I started to see change in my body. Not only did my symptoms literally disappear with endometriosis, but other ailments like migraines and eczema also went away. I started to see correlations with how food can be healing.”

Tia acknowledged that even though there were roadblocks in both her pregnancies, overcoming the trials made it all worth it.

“I find when you go through some kind of struggle, the reward is just so much greater. Now, I’m so overjoyed!”Tia said.

 

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Jessica Knoll talks the explosion of #MeToo, the dangers of performed girl power, and her page-turning new book The Favorite Sister

Jessica Knoll talks the explosion of #MeToo, the dangers of performed girl power, and her page-turning new book The Favorite Sister


Jessica Knoll talks the explosion of #MeToo, the dangers of performed girl power, and her page-turning new book <em>The Favorite Sister</em>

It would be tempting to call The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll a beach read. After all, it’s about a group of five women — Brett, Stephanie, Kelly, Lauren, and Jen — who are the stars of Goal Diggers, a reality TV show about young female entrepreneurs. It certainly has all the makings of a great beach read; the book opens with a murder and alternates between the past and the present, switching narrators as you slowly gather information and put the pieces together of what really happened. There are juicy secrets, dramatic catfights, and unexpected twists galore.

But while The Favorite Sister IS an A+ book to read on the beach, it provides so much more than just a few hours of entertainment. It’s a necessary commentary on the ways women can be emotionally abusive to each other. It will make you think twice about those people who rush to claim they support women in public, but act so differently in private. And that’s not to mention how it’ll make you rethink everything you thought you knew about reality TV.

In under 400 pages, Knoll tackles everything from money and ambition to race and sexuality. It’s a tall order, but she’s written an addicting novel about what happens when we want to celebrate women for being go-getters, yet punish them when they actually try to go and get.

I spoke with Knoll about The Favorite Sister and what it was like telling this story during the height of the #MeToo era. Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers ahead!

HelloGiggles: I’m sure you get this question a lot, but I have to ask: What’s your relationship with reality TV? Love it? Hate it? Fascinated by it? Somewhere in between?

Jessia Knoll: It’s a strong relationship. I’m not one of those people who thinks that reality TV is the death of intellectual culture, high art, or anything like that. [laughs] I think that we need to balance the light with the dark, and I don’t think anyone, particularly women, should ever feel guilty about consuming something that is maybe not the most thought-provoking material out there. I think we should feel free to enjoy what we enjoy and not feel like we have to apologize for that or make excuses for ourselves.

I’m a big fan of [reality TV], and I have been for some time. When I started working on my second book, I felt really tapped out in terms of material, because I had used so much of my own life in my first book. They were rerunning the first season of The Real Housewives of New York City, and I was watching it, and I was like, This is so rife with drama and tension. It occurred to me that this would be a great setting for my next novel, and that I know these women so well, and I know their relationships so well, that I could borrow a little bit from them.

HG: Reality TV is such a different viewing experience.

JK: I think it’s very interesting that it’s so manipulated, and yet we still call it reality TV. That turned out to be a very prescient medium given where we find ourselves today with the first reality TV president; the way people are simply able to say, That’s not true, it’s fake news. Like if you say it, it just becomes true. Facts don’t matter. To me, that is very much playing off the reality TV culture.

HG: It’s a culture where every little thing, whether us viewers realize it or not, comes from a place of manipulation.

JK: Right. Yes. These are people’s real reactions to being put in these very highly-orchestrated and manipulated scenarios.

HG: The five Goal Diggers each see the world very differently. They have such different approaches to business and ambition and success and being a strong woman. Can you talk a little bit about forming their world views, and how you balanced such distinct opinions?

JK: The whole trick of it was, the show itself is purporting to be this new model of reality TV that’s the new guard of millennial women. It’s going to portray strong women, empowered women, women who support each other and build each other up. And it’s supposed to be the fresh take on reality TV that we’ve never seen before. Because mostly we’re seeing women who maybe have fabulous lives, but the only reason they have those fabulous lives is because they’re funded by men, and they’re conniving and backstabbing and all of these things. So Goal Diggers is like, We are gonna set the new tone for reality TV. The intentions are pure, and it turns out that people don’t want to consume that kind of content; it’s not interesting to the viewer. So they — when I say “they,” I mean Jesse the creator, the producers, the editors, everybody involved — start to go against the ideals they espouse at the beginning of the show.

For me, Brett represented the show in what it is on the surface, and Stephanie represented what was actually going on behind the scenes. Brett was the one who was drinking the Kool-aid, who was buying what Jesse was selling. So at first, you’re like, Okay, I’m on Brett’s side, this is great, she’s supportive of other women, she’s cool, she’s body positive. Stephanie is the one who is problematic here. I liked the idea that your perspective on each of them would shift midway through the book, and that you would start to see that Brett and the model of the show are really just a facade, and that Stephanie is the one who is the truth cannon and really shining a light on what’s going on, which is the complete opposite of what the show is espousing.

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HG: Do you think America actually wants to see women succeed and support each other?

JK: I don’t know. You know, we’ve never done it. [laughs] It could be like an experiment. Let’s air a show about women who really like each other and support each other! I mean, listen: Conflict is interesting. No matter who is behind the conflict, conflict is interesting on screen. You need it on scripted shows; you need it on unscripted shows. It provides that drama that you need. I don’t know. [Goal Diggers] is my response to seeing people that I know and that I’ve worked with in the past really glom onto the explosion of #MeToo. And knowing that behind the scenes, how they are in their private lives does not align with this public persona that they’re putting out there as someone who is supportive of women. That hypocrisy drives me crazy. The show is kind of like my invention that gets into that disconnect between the way people present themselves in their public lives vs. what’s really going on in their private lives.

HG: At the end of the book, Kelly makes a comment about how she’s pushing a narrative that serves her and the show better than the truth does. Do you think people are stuck in this area between what we present vs. what life is really like?

JK: Yeah, I do. I think that’s true in not just the performance of feminism. I think that’s a very timely disease of the social media generation. We’re all guilty of presenting this image of ourselves on Instagram or Twitter. And often times, what’s really going on that we’re not captioning, that we’re not taking pictures of, is less glamorous, less funny, less exciting. Everybody has these boring and excruciating Tuesdays where you just can’t bring yourself to do the work that you need to do to get through the day. You’re dragging, you got in a fight with your significant other — you’re not going to put any of that stuff on social media. I think we know the dangers of fully buying into the hype that people put out there, because then it makes you feel worse about your own life. That’s all well-documented.

I do think that something that has emerged over the last year that I noticed, that I respond to in this book that seems like a subculture of that — I was blown away by some of the women I saw posting these inspirational memes about sisterhood and feminism, knowing how they treat other women. It really blew me away. I’m like, Do they know they’re being hypocritical? Or do they not realize that they mistreat other women? I don’t know. Obviously, in the book, Jesse is somewhat aware of the fact that she’s mistreating these women and underpaying them and letting them hang out to dry when they reach their expiration date. But I do think on some level, she buys into her own hype. And I do think that’s what’s going on with some of the real life examples I can think of. I think people do start to buy into their own hype.

HG: Your dedication at the very beginning of the book is intriguing: “For women who know that feeling.” Who are those women?

JK: That is a nod to the section where Stephanie’s talking about why she even signed up for this reality show, and how Jesse seduced her into it. She was sucked in and didn’t know how to get out of it alive. She didn’t know how to get out of it without really hurting her brand, really hurting the identity she created on the show. She starts talking about how when Jesse is unhappy with you, or when Jesse makes up her mind about someone and she’s not shining her light on you anymore, it’s this awful feeling.

That was born from a conversation I was having with someone about the book and being like, I’m writing a book about the way women can be really emotionally abusive to other women, and I’m scared to publish it in this era. We started sharing war stories about our respective female bosses. She was describing a scenario where she was left out of a really key social gathering that happened after work, and she was like, You know that feeling, when a woman has turned her back on you? And I was like, Yes, it is the worst. Your stomach just drops. And the way she said it, I was like, Women know this feeling. So that’s where the dedication came from.

HG: Ugh. Yes. I know that feeling.

JK: I’ve known the feeling for a long time. I’ve known it since middle school. You know, when girls decide they’re going to ostracize you. I think it’s a more painful feeling than being broken up with, than a guy breaking your heart. There’s something so specific about feeling betrayed by another woman that just cuts me to the core.

HG: You mentioned you were nervous about publishing The Favorite Sister in this era. What has the reaction been like?

JK: I was worried about it, and then I started thinking about it more. I started thinking about how I was gonna position the book when it came out. Something that occurred to me, that I think has occurred to other people as well, is the culture that breeds these men who violate women in all of these abhorrent ways also breeds this mistrust and competition and posturing among women. I don’t think that is something we are born with, I don’t think it’s a question of nature. I think we are nurtured to be like that. I think men pit women against each other. I think the culture pits women against each other.

After I made that connection, I started seeing it everywhere. I started seeing it on my TV, I started seeing it in conversations I had with other men. And I realized this is something that if we want to change, we have to recognize it. Because now, when I recognize it, whenever that starts happening, I’m like, Oh, hell no, and I change the channel. If it’s happening in a conversation with a guy, I refuse to rise to it, or I call it out. So I’m glad I did a little soul searching about that and worked that out for myself. I always want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

HG: How can we own being ambitious women?

JK: During one of the awards shows this past winter, there was an actress who got up and gave a speech about the #TimesUp movement, saying all of these necessary and really raw truths. And I got a text message from a guy friend, commenting negatively on her appearance. In the past, even though it would have made me uncomfortable, I wouldn’t want to have made this guy feel uncomfortable, so I would have engaged with it. And I looked at [the text], and I’m like, She’s up here talking about all the fucking women in this room who have been sexually assaulted and harassed and belittled and undermined and underpaid by these rich white dudes, and all you have to say is that she doesn’t look good?

That is so fucked up! No! So I didn’t say anything. And 24 hours later, he followed up and was like, I guess you didn’t like that. And I was like, Well, actually, I don’t like talking about women’s appearances when they’re saying something important and thoughtful. The focus shouldn’t be on their appearance, good or bad. I hate that so much. Writing this book made me more aware of how much of a focus there is on women’s appearances and how it does play into ambition. It really is a distraction to think about all the energy we waste worrying about how we look, what we eat. Men don’t feel like they have to look a certain way in order to get everything they want out of life. I just want the same for women.

Now, the new pressure — Stephanie obviously takes issue with this — is to look like you’re not wearing makeup. To look like you haven’t had your hair done. To look like you haven’t put any effort into your outfit. And it’s so exhausting, because all of that takes so much work, so much money, so much time. Or, if you’re not born with those genes, if you want to try and achieve that effect, it does require all of those things. Again, it’s a distraction. It’s like, Why do I want to waste my brain power and my energy on my appearance, when it could be on something that’s so much bigger and more meaningful?

HG: You write bravely about sensitive topics in both The Favorite Sister and your first novel, Luckiest Girl Alive. How do you find the courage to write so openly?

JK: There’s so much solitude involved in the act of writing. It’s a long, drawn-out process. So when you’re working on it, there’s a part of you that intellectually and logically knows that people are actually going to read this. [laughs] People who know you, and people who might suspect you’re writing about them — all of that is present in the back of your mind. But when you’re by yourself for hours and hours on end, day in and day out, the focus is not on that. You’re alone with yourself, you’re able to be honest with yourself.

It’s only after you’ve written it where I feel like the bravery comes in. To be like, Okay, I’m actually going to allow this to be published. Okay, I’m actually going to allow this to go out. When you’re actually doing it, you don’t really need to be brave. You need to give yourself permission to just write. Because otherwise, you’ll never get it done. It’s so hard to do anyway, and if you’re putting extra shackles on yourself, forget it. It’s just impossible. But the fear of exposure and feeling very vulnerable and having to go through with it anyway, that comes in later. That comes in when you’re closer to the actual publish date.

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HG: What are you reading right now? And what’s your favorite book that you’ve read this year?

JK: Right now I’m reading The Outsider by Stephen King. But my favorite book I’ve read this year is Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. I just loved that. It was the first time in a while that I had read something about a horrific crime, but there was still so much compassion in how she wrote. I found that to be such a refreshing combination. It really made me think, as a writer, about the kind of writer that I want to be. I love books that simultaneously entertain me and inspire me to be better.

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What age is Megan Barton Hanson? Love Island girl and model who fancies Wes Nelson

MEGAN Barton Hanson made a late entry to Love Island 2018 – but wasted little time in cosying up to Eyal.

The curvy lass likes to make a point of how genuine she is – so let’s find out more about her.

Megan is a glamour model who's starred in Maxim and 66 Magazine
Megan is a glamour model who’s starred in Maxim and 66 Magazine
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Who is Megan Barton Hanson?

Megan is a 24-year-old glamour model from Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

The stunning lass has previously modelled for Maxim and even been on the cover of 66 Magazine.

Her dating history is a little less out there – she’s had the odd celebrity DM and has dated a footballer but unfortunately Megan wouldn’t name any names.

Megan is a big fan of yoga and considers herself to be quite spiritual – she hopes that her honesty will come through on the show.

Megan's Instagram is filled with glamorous photos.
Megan’s Instagram is filled with incredible modelling and travel photos.
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What is Megan looking for on Love Island?

Before entering Love Island, Megan made it clear she was looking for something with Niall and Eyal.

According to her, Niall “is perfection” and has “a good mouth”.

The way to her heart is supposedly being able to make her laugh and engage her in really deep conversation – not just flirty banter.

Ultimately she just don’t want someone that is too cocky and hopes she can be pals with the lasses.


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What is Megan’s Instagram?

You can check out all of Megan’s pics on her social media channels…

Instagram: @meganbartonhanson

Twitter: @MeganBHanson


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12-Year-Old Girl Missing From West Columbus

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12-year-old Kenisha Smith was reported missing on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Kenisha was last seen around 3 p.m. on Tuesday around the area of Sullivant Ave and Lechner Ave.

Kenisha has black hair, brown eyes, is about 5’4″ and weighs 125 lbs. She was last seen in a black shirt, Nike sweatshirt and light blue jeans.

If anyone has any information, please call Columbus police at 614-645-4624.

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Jamie Foxx Accused Of Slapping Girl In The Face With His Penis At A 2002 Party

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Actor Jamie Foxx is being accused of slapping a girl in the face with his genitals at a party dating back to 2002, TMZ reports.

While Foxx’s camp is dismissing the claim as a lie, the accuser told law enforcement last week that she was at a party with a friend at Foxx’s home when the now 50-year-old tried to get her to perform oral sex on him. The alleged victim said when she refused, Jamie hit her on the face with his penis.

The accuser told the site that after the incident one of Jamie’s friend’s kicked her out of the home. When she returned to LA the next day, she said she was treated for a severe panic attack.

This claim comes amid a string of accusations against Hollywood A-listers in the sweeping #TimesUp movement including Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.

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Claire Foy is ditching palace life as Lisbeth in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel

Liz, is that you?

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If you’ve ever wanted to see Queen Elizabeth tatted up, glittering with facial piercings and rocking black leather, well – you’re still not in luck. That said though, you’ll be able to imagine what a young goth Liz would have looked like when Claire Foy steps into the role of Lisbeth Salander this year: a.k.a. the badass protagonist of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo series.

Given that Claire Foy has closed the door on her role as Queen Elizabeth on Netflix’s The Crown, it was only a matter of time before she moved onto something else. She could have done the safe thing and banked on the role that made her famous by doing a good old British period drama, but we’re absolutely ecstatic that she went for the polar opposite in Lisbeth Salander.

The new film is called The Girl Caught In The Spider’s Web and is based on the fourth novel of the bestselling Millenium series revolving around Lisbeth, written by Stieg Larsson. Claire will be the third person to take up the mantle and motorbike helmet as the unsettling crusader, as Noomi Rapace and more recently Rooney Mara played the role.

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We got a first glimpse of Claire looking unlike we’ve ever seen her before in a new trailer, where she’s all decked out in white face paint and rocking a short pixie cut. It seems like the new film directed by Fede Alvarez will set her up as a feminist champion who saves women from abusers and is literally referred to as ‘the righter of wrongs’ in the trailer.

While some Twitter users quibbled with Claire’s Svenglish accent, it looks like it’s going to be a pretty cool action hero flick. Unfortunately, Daniel Craig won’t be reprising his role as journalist Mikael Blomkvist (something that devastates me greatly) and instead Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason will be stepping into his shoes.

Stephen Merchant is also set to star in the gritty film, however his role hasn’t been formally announced. Your guess is as good as ours as to why the funnyman is there to begin with.

The film will be released later this year on 9 November, so you won’t have to wait too long. That’s just enough time to reread the entire Millennium series, if you need a little refresher.

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Love Island’s first dumping will happen TOMORROW as one girl will leave the villa after recoupling

LOVE Island confirmed that one unlucky girl will be dumped from the villa as the couples rematch in tomorrow night’s episode.

Whichever girl is left single will have to pack their bags and leave the famous villa.

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Danny DeVito brings cardboard cutout of girl who took his cutout to prom on set of ‘Always Sunny’

After a high school girl brought a Danny DeVito cardboard cutout with her to prom, the actor took a twin version of the 17-year-old girl to the set of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’

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The Broke Black Girl: How a Facebook Group Became A Financial Movement for African American Women

Dasha Kennedy was a wife and mother with a corporate job in her 20s but she was still broke. Broken not just financially, but emotionally.

After a short marriage, Kennedy and her husband divorced in 2015 over irreconcilable differences—mostly financial—and she began raising her two sons as a single mother. At the time, she was struggling to provide for herself and her family, living paycheck to paycheck, and depended on bonuses from her job to sustain them. Kennedy reached a turning point, however, when she broke her foot and realized how unprepared she was for a financial emergency.

Determined to make a change, she learned how to balance her finances and began documenting her journey toward economic freedom on social media. That led her to create a Facebook group in November 2017 called The Broke Black Girl where she shared tools and resources for fiscal success with other black women. The group ballooned into an active platform where African American women around the country would share their own financial trials, tribulations, and tips. Members also encourage one another and hold each other accountable. Within six months, the group had 30,000 members. Today, Kennedy says The Broke Black Girl boasts around 40,000 members from over 32 states and 68 countries and has generated over $ 10,000 in revenue.

“What was birthed from hardship evolved into the key to financial freedom for black women everywhere. A brand built on faith and social responsibility, The Broke Black Girl aims to equip every black girl, young and old, with the means necessary to live their best life, mentally, physically, and financially,” writes Kennedy on the Facebook page.

In addition to being the force behind the growing Facebook group, Kennedy works full time as an accountant for an insurance company and as a default counselor, assisting clients that have defaulted on their loans due to financial hardships. In an interview with Black Enterprise, the St. Louis native opened up about the mission of The Broke Black Girl, how she monetized the group, and the impact that it is having on black women.

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Dasha Kennedy, founder of The Broke Black Girl

BE: What is the mission of The Broke Black Girl?

The mission of the group is to provide financial literacy and basic money management skills to African American women across the world all while building positive friendships with each other. The group provides a safe and supportive space for women to openly discuss their financial hardships and seek free assistance from the professionals in the group, such as myself, with credit restoration, budgeting, money management, and wealth building.

 

BE: What tips would you share with other black women about maintaining financial stability?

As black women, we face a stigma regarding our overwhelming “need” to be beautiful by another’s standards. We have to understand that the world’s definition of beauty does NOT define us. The group lives by the motto “priorities over prettiness.” What is the point of expensive acrylic nails, hair extensions, new clothes, and shoes when you are struggling to meet your basic necessities?

We have to take control of our finances by becoming conscious of our spending habits, setting a monthly household budget, and cutting back on expenses that ultimately leave us financially strapped. How can we enjoy a life of luxury when we’re struggling to pay our bills due to the expense of that luxury? The fight starts when we admit that we have made poor financial choices, decide that enough is enough and take control of our finances.

 

BE: What have you learned from managing the group? 

Watching the group grow from one member to more than 41,000 members, I have learned that we can do so much more together financially than we could ever do alone. I have witnessed women take the initiative to create budgets, update résumés, [and] donate clothes and furniture to women that have experienced fires and floods. Being in a group with so many powerful and educated women has [also] allowed me to witness black women in a light that has been dimmed for so many years.

I’ve also learned a lot about building and managing a community. We’ve established rules so that members know what is and isn’t allowed, and to ensure that conversations remain respectful. To keep members engaged, the group has a topic schedule that we stick to and the structure of the group allows continuous learning. I also use membership questions to make sure that the most relevant people who request to join the group are allowed to join so that the group remains a safe and supportive place.

I have witnessed the love between black women and their ability to educate and provide other women with a lifelong skill: money management. The group has taught me that we are all on different financial walks but we are equally capable and responsible for helping each other along the way.

 

BE: Have you monetized the group? How?

Yes, I have monetized the group and at this current time, I have earned a least $ 11,000. The largest part of the revenue comes from events such as meet and greets, speaking engagements, mass budget classes, and merchandise. The first event, [which] was held in February 2018, was a Pancake, Pajamas and Priorities-themed vision board party for 100 girls from the group.

Since then, I have worked with girls from the group one-on-one for a fee. Using my background in finances to prepare personal and business budgets, I have sold merchandise with the name of the group as well as received payments through paid partnerships. I partner with other women that offer a financial service that I do not in an attempt to create a team effort in wealth building.

By this summer, Kennedy says she hopes to become a full-time entrepreneur.

 

-Editor’s note: This interview has been lightly edited for brevity and clarity.

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Scarlett Moffatt lands first movie role as Caitlin Moran reveals she’s writing her a part in new film How To Build A Girl

SCARLETT Moffatt has landed her first movie role.

The former Gogglebox star is making the transition from the small screen to the big screen with a cameo in author Caitlin Moran’s upcoming movie How To Build A Girl.

Scarlett Moffatt has landed her first movie role
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The movie adaptation of her popular novel will star Lady Bird actress Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Johanna Morrigan, who leaves her hometown to reinvent herself.

Caitlin, 43, took to Twitter on Wednesday to discuss the project, writing: “Can FINALLY talk about this – what we’ve been working on for the last two years.

“SCREAMINGLY excited. Oh, the first scene is a DOOZY. And Beanie is just … astonishing. The world is going to EXPLODE with love for her.”

Scarlett, 27, quickly replied: “Omg omg OMG” with two in love emoji faces.

Caitlin Moran is writing a cameo part for Scarlett in her new movie How To Build A Girl
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The pair discussed the cameo on Twitter
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Caitlin tweeted back: “I KNOW RIGHT. You still want that cameo? GONNA WRITE YOU IN” to which Scarlett responded: “Omg yes yes yes!! Can’t even contain my excitement xx”.

How To Build A Girl is a semi-autobiographical tale and was Caitlin’s second novel.

The movie is being produced by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen for Monumental Pictures.

Of the film, Alison said: “We could not be more excited for Johanna Morrigan to burst onto the big screen.


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“We searched high and low for a girl who could match the boundless wit, sparkle and big heart of Caitlin’s super-heroine and feel incredibly lucky to have found her in the effervescent Beanie Feldstein.”

Beanie, 24, is best known for her role in Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising and Lady Bird.

She also starred in the 2017 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! alongside Bette Midler.


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Meet Happy Wendy Girl, the Rescue Dog in a Wheelchair

She has a lot to smile about! Happy Wendy Girl is a puppy mill survivor with a great attitude. The social media star is now living it up and sharing her fab life with her fans on Instagram.

The 11-year-old poodle escaped euthanasia and was rescued, and later adopted by her new family. She now lives quite the exciting life, and has more than 10,000 followers on Instagram in an account she shares with her adopted rescued sister, Happy Yogi.

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Yogi was rescued by Wendy’s family nearly five years ago when Yogi’s owner left her at a shelter after having her for a decade. “Happy GOTCHA Day to my Sweet Sister Yogi! 💕🐶💕 4 YRS AGO, mommy was in tears for hours over this photo posting at a high kill shelter,” the family wrote on Instagram on behalf of Wendy in June 2017. “There was a video that went viral of Yogi’s owner dumping her at shelter after having her for 10-11 yrs. Yogi’s face was so happy and then it turned into confusion and sadness. The next day, Mommy drove over 4 hrs to the shelter to rescue Yogi from being put to sleep. At first mommy was angry at her owner but now she knows it was a blessing in disguise. I got a new senior sister who loves belly rubs, cuddling, sunbathing and treats!”

Though Wendy always looks happy, especially with her sister, the little black pooch has her own health troubles. She suffers from a slipped disc in her back, which requires her to use a doggy wheelchair to get around since she can’t use her rear legs.

The pooch doesn’t let her disability hold her back. She’s often running around, swimming, playing with her toys and her fellow furry friends in the videos shared on social media. The Instagram star is also quite stylish, usually wearing cute outfits and colorful sunglasses in her adorable photos. And like any popular pooch, she’s got a cute gang of furry friends, including, Blossom, Olive and fellow Instagram sensation, Maxx Mercedes.

One of Wendy and Yogi’s owners is a firefighter in California, and they often give him shoutouts on Instagram to thank him for the work that he does to help other people in need. The pair of pooches stopped by the firehouse in September 2017 for a quick visit with their human dad. “Me and my sister Yogi surprised daddy 👩🏼‍🚒 at the fire station today! 🚒🔥🚒🔥,” the family captioned a video of their sweet dogs. “He’s been working a lot and we know he misses us so we decided to swing by to say hi and smell stuff.”

The family visited the National September 11 Memorial in New York City in September 2016 and wrote a sweet message for their dad and other firefighters: “At the 9/11 Memorial 🇺🇸… Thank you daddy and all the firefighters out there who help people and animals like me everyday! We ❤ you.”

Wendy first joined Instagram in May 2016, and quickly gained the attention of dog lovers everywhere. Watch the clip above to see Happy Wendy Girl in action.

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Kate Hudson Gets Girly, Talks Fabletics’ Girl Up Line, Staying Fit While Pregnant

Kate Hudson has girls on the brain. Not only did the actress announce last month that she’s expecting a girl with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa, her activewear brand Fabletics will launch a global limited-edition capsule collection with the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign on May 8.
Dubbed “Girl Almighty,” the collection supports Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement empowering girls to become a force for change. The latest drop also represents the brand’s continued partnership with Girl Up as well as its evolution into a philanthropy-focused brand and its endeavor to create a community that nurtures females of all ages.
Comprising five workout looks from an assortment of sports bras, tanks, hoodies, shorts and leggings, as well as two-pieced goods, the items will retail for $ 24.95 to $ 54.95 and the complete looks from $ 59.95 to $ 79.95 on fabletics.com as well as the 24 Fabletics stores nationwide and in 10 countries. Hudson appears in the campaign, shot in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., with Girl Up members from California State University, Northridge.
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12-year-old girl abducted on walk home from school: police

A 12-year-old developmentally delayed girl was abducted as she walked home from school in Colorado, authorities said. Raeanna Rosencrans was last seen at about 3 p.m. Wednesday near D ½ Road and Larry’s Meadow getting into a “boxy” car with a balding white man in his late-40s to early-50s and a medium build, police said….
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8 Going-Out Looks for the Girl Who Doesn’t Wear Heels

Remember that one time Kendall Jenner wore sneakers out to her favorite club in L.A.? So do we. The It girl took even us by surprise when she stepped out for a night on the town wearing her go-to pair of white sneaks, proving that flats can absolutely make for a cool-girl addition to any look—even a going-out outfit (genius, right?).

But since we know that nailing the right look can be tricky, we figured a little inspiration might come in handy. The eight trendsetters below have proven time and again that a great going-out outfit doesn’t require a pair of heels. So whether you’re simply not the “killer heels” type of girl or you’re looking for some fresh outfit inspiration, we’re rounding out our favorite celeb-inspired going-out clothing combos for flats—dance-floor longevity guaranteed.

Keep reading to see (and shop) eight going-out looks for the girl who doesn’t wear heels.

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On Selena Gomez: Pallas Folded-Band-Collar Top in White Crepe ($ 980); Louis Vuitton bag; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Sailor Skirt ($ 170); Vetements Cowboy Ankle Boot ($ 1750). Comfortable and chic makes for the ideal combination.
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On Gigi Hadid: Adidas Originals track jacket; Adidas Originals Adicolour Firebird Track Pant with 3 Stripe ($ 66); Saint Laurent Large Monogram Grained Leather Shoulder Bag ($ 2690); Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneakers ($ 55). Lean into the athleisure trend by rocking a track suit with classic white sneakers.
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On Alexa Chung: Burberry Prorsum Shearling Coat ($ 4000); Alexa Chung for AG Laura Corduroy Waistcoat ($ 181); Alexa Chung for AG Laura Corduroy Trousers ($ 190). Loafers are the ultimate comfy-meets-cool pick if your style is more fashion-forward.
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On Suki Waterhouse: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress; Jimmy Choo Bells Sneakers in Black ($ 595). For a more feminine take on the sneakers look, try pairing a floral dress with your favorite comfy kicks.
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On Karlie Kloss: Reformation Kensington Jacket ($ 198); Rosie Assoulin Matisse Cut Out Top ($ 1495) and Ziggy Hound’s-Tooth Wool-Blend Trousers($ 697); Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy sneakers. If your signature style is more adventurous, try mixing wide-leg pants with a cool crop top and sneakers.
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On Olivia Palermo: Misha Nonoo Alexa Cotton Poplin Shirtdress ($ 325); Misha Nonoo sweater; Analeena bag; Freda Salvador Star Leather Studded-Fringe Welt Ankle Boots ($ 595). A day-to-night dress and ankle boots make for a chic combination.
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The New Jeans Every Tall Girl Needs ASAP

There’s a new denim brand in town that’s changing the jean shopping game for long-legged women—and it goes by the name Midheaven

We had a chance to chat with Kathryn Brolin, founder and CEO of Midheaven, asking her about everything from what drove her to create a denim band specifically catered to tall women to her best tips on how to choose the right pair of jeans.

Brolin, who is 5’11”,  shared with us that she, much like many who have an above than average height, found it very difficult to find fashion-forward jeans that had the right length. 

“As an adult I would see various denim lines doing one or two specific styles for taller women, but for years I waited for brand that catered specifically to tall women: a brand that produced styles that were on trend, sexy, fun, and made you feel like they were made especially for you,” she explained. So she made it her goal to fill this hole in the denim marketplace—and achieve this she did. 

Currently, Midheaven offers four different jeans—a flare and three skinnies of different washes—available with inseams that range from 33” to 38”, depending on the style. Another important thing worth mentioning? The jeans are very eco-friendly. As Brolin explains of their sustainability factor, “Our fabric comes from the greenest denim mill in the world, with 40% of its cotton being sourced from the Better Cotton Initiative, [and] all of the waste products from its spinning, warping, and dying departments are recycled.”

As for her tips on how to find the perfect pair of jeans? Simple. “I think the best thing to do is chose your jeans based on your lifestyle,” she told us. Now, read on to shop the four jeans styles currently available on Midheaven. 

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Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl

Congratulations are definitely in order!

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It has been announced that Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl today, with multiple reports confirming the news.

This is the 33-year-old’s first baby with Tristan Thompson, with Tristan as well the Kardashian family said to have been present at the birth, which took place at a hospital outside Cleveland.

While Khloe is yet to confirm the news, it looks her show has, with the official Twitter handle for Keeping Up With the Kardashians posting a congratulatory message to the KUWTK star.

‘Congrats to our girl @khloekardashian on her baby girl! 🍼💕#KUWTK,’ read the tweet.

While welcoming a baby is a happy life milestone, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have found themselves at the centre of some nasty ‘cheating’ speculation this week, with video footage appearing to show the NBA player getting pretty close to a number of different women.

Many as a result have since been questioning whether he has been unfaithful to Khloe, with reports that the Kardashian family have since been ‘rallying around’ Khloe for support.

Khloe announced the pregnancy back in January, when she was six months along, breaking the news on social media in true Keeping Up With The Kardashians style – and now that she has arrived, we can’t wait to see her!

Congratulations to Khloe!

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Who is Shelby Tribble? New Towie 2018 girl, Pete Wicks’ current girlfriend and former Miss Great Britain

SHELBY Tribble is set to join the cast of Towie – and she’s also rumoured to be dating Pete Wicks.

But, what else do we know about her? And when did she win Miss Great Britain? Let’s get the lowdown…

Shelby Tribble is set to join Towie
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Who is Shelby Tribble?

Shelby Tribble is the girlfriend of Towie star Pete Wicks.

She won Miss Great Britain – the oldest female pageant in the UK – back in 2014.

Shelby used to date Premier League footballer Danny Simpson.

She will join the cast of Towie for the 22nd series.

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When will Shelby Tribble appear on Towie?

Shelby is expected to film her first Towie scenes next week as part of the first episode of the new series.

She was seen at the series launch party, cosying up to boyfriend Pete Wicks.

Shelby may make an enemy of Megan McKenna after sources close to the model reveal she has already been on dates with Pete.

A TV insider told The Sun’s Bizarre column: “Shelby is absolutely gorgeous and fits in perfectly with the cast.

“She’s already very well-known on the Essex scene after living there for years – but is originally from Plymouth.

“Shelby made a name for herself after winning Miss Great Britain in 2014 before she briefly dated footballer Danny last year.

“But in recent weeks she’s been getting close to Pete and mutual pals of the pair predict their romance will be filmed for the new series.”

Shelby’s signing on the show comes after seven members of the cast were axed in a dramatic New Year’s shake-up.

Chris Clark, Amber Dowding and Mike Hassini were three of the names to be given the boot as part of a move from producers to revamp the series.

Jack Rigden, Jordan Brook, Maddie Hooper and Ruby Lacey were also cut – leaving plenty of room for new additions.

Towie bosses have also signed Vicky Pattison’s ex-boyfriend Jordan Wright and Dean Ralph, who used to date Love Island’s Chloe Crowhurst.

Who is Shelby Tribble’s boyfriend Pete Wicks?

Pete Wicks, 28, is from Harlow Essex.

He joined the cast of Towie in 2015.

In March 2017 he had a high profile split from Megan McKenna.

He said that in a game of snog, marry, avoid he’d kiss co-star Gemma Collins because she’d be a “demon” in bed.

Things must be serious with Shelby though since he’s introduced her to his dog.

However things have been a bit tense between them lately after Shelby was seen grinding up against Liam Gatsby. 


Is Shelby Tribble on social media?

Of course she is! She’s on Twitter and Instagram.

She’s on Twitter @Shelby_Tribble

She’s on Instagram @shelbytribble

 

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The 38-year-old actress is expecting a child with her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa.
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This Time It’s Real: Tyrese And His Wife Expecting A Baby Girl

If you remember, during his full-fledged breakdown last year, Tyrese ranted about his wife being pregnant. Turns out, it wasn’t true. But now, Tyrese and his wife, Samantha Gibson, are expecting after a year of marriage. The couple told their story to People.com.

People.com reports:

“Both of our love and energy and magic and families are bonded forever because we’re going to have this child,” Gibson, 39, raved in a joint interview with his spouse. “It’s unbelievable.”

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Samantha, a 29-year-old social worker, learned she was pregnant with their daughter in late January, not long after they began trying to conceive. Minutes after her positive first test — and before she could even plan out a surprise for her husband — Gibson arrived home, and they celebrated together.

“It was me screaming and just being overly excited and just fired up about the news,” he says.

Friends and family were equally enthusiastic. Samantha and Gibson spread the news with help from a faux movie trailer, which Tyrese narrated, that transitioned partway through into footage from Samantha’s ultrasound.

“There was no greater reaction than her mom’s reaction,” Gibson says of his wife. “Samantha is her only daughter, and this has been prayers for years and years, for her to get married and find the right one and start a family.”

 

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Now in her second trimester, with their baby due in September, Samantha says she’s been in “full practicing mode” with 10-year-old stepdaughter Shayla, “[whom] I consider mine.”

And the spouses don’t expect any sibling rivalry. According to Samantha, Shayla’s “been asking for siblings since I’ve known her.”

Though Samantha plans to give birth in Los Angeles, where they also have a home, they will raise their new daughter primarily in Georgia, in the same house where they wed last February.

“We were able to conceive at the right time, I believe,” Samantha says. “There was a lot that happened last year — everyone is aware of that — and so to have the opportunity to … really start a new chapter in the way that has happened, I just look to God and I’m like, ‘Wow, I can’t believe that you would plan it this way and you do it so perfectly.’

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Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty


Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

When you’re going through puberty, a lot is happening with your body. Your hormones throw off your emotional mojo, your breasts are growing, and all of the sudden, hair is everywhere. And thanks to mom, sex ed, or your doctor, you may be well-informed about the basics of hair growth during puberty.

But what if you notice something seemingly uncommon — like hair growth around nipples. Is this normal? Or what if your hair down there begins creeping up your navel? You might still have a lot of questions that you find too embarrassing to bring up with an adult. So, to help, we did the asking for you.

We talked to board certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Felice Gersh about the unfamiliar world of hair growth during puberty and compiled a list of hairy facts that every teen girl should know to ease puberty jitters.

Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about, it’s really important that you ask your doctor puberty-related questions. That’s what they’re there for, after all! And besides, puberty is something we all go through, so chances are, you’re not the first person to ask.

But, for now, let’s dive into some of the basic questions you may have about hair popping up all over.

1. A small amount of breast hair is completely normal.

Just like our arms, legs, and pretty much our entire body, our breasts and nipples have hair follicles within the skin. Dr. Gersh told HelloGiggles,

“There can normally be a few scattered hairs around the nipples, which some don’t recognize as within normal limits. Concern over excessive hair should always be checked out.”

According to Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice! forum, excess female nipple or breast hair can be a symptom of hormonal fluctuation or even an overproduction of male-linked hormones. Excess hair growth can also be a warning sign of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushing’s Syndrome, or a thyroid problem. So, as Dr. Gersh noted, if you’re concerned about the amount of breast hair around your nipples, make an appointment with your doctor to get things checked out.

But, if there are just a few hairs here and there around your nipples, Dr. Gersh says plucking them or trimming them short is perfectly fine.

2. Hello, armpit and leg hair.

“Adults’ sexual hair in females is also axillary (under the arms), and of course there is darker and thicker hair growth on the legs,” Dr. Gersh told us, but you may have already found that out for yourself.

Armpit and leg hair may be the most embarrassing hair to emerge from puberty solely because it’s the only hair growth that gets exposed to the public, and your peers. But armpit and leg hair isn’t something you should ever be ashamed of. Some women even flaunt it by growing their armpit hair long and dying it funky colors:

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If you wish to remove your armpit or leg hair, shaving is probably the best option. Dr. Gersh recommends to “generously moisturize the skin before and after shaving and use a high quality razor.”

3. And hello to you too, pubic hair.

At the beginning of puberty, you’ll notice that hair will start to grow around your genital region. This is pubic hair and it will turn into a full bush soon enough.

Dr. Gersh said that pubic hair usually covers, “all of the labia majora to the inner surface of the thighs and up to the pubic bone-roughly shaped like a triangle.”

If you begin to notice that your pubic hair is growing upwards towards the navel and/or further downwards, reaching the front of the thighs, you should call your doctor. Too much pubic hair could be a sign that your body is producing too much of the male sex hormone Androgen. An influx of pubic hair can also be a symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), so it’s important to recognize the warning signs and get checked out to make sure everything is copasetic.

4. Some hair growth is not normal for puberty.

Don’t be so quick to use puberty as an excuse for all the hair growth you begin to notice. Dr. Gersh told us that there shouldn’t be any hair growth going on on the face, back, or chest, “though some ethnic groups do have some mild facial hair on women.”

If hair pops up where it shouldn’t, get to your doctor’s office to see what’s going on. It could be nothing, or it could be a sign that your hormones aren’t doing what they should be doing. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Armpit, leg, and pubic hair is natural and totally normal. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it around if you aren’t keen with a razor, or if you just want be au naturale. And remember, don’t hesitate to approach your doctor with any questions you may have about things going on with your body.

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Hungry Girl: Add More Fiber to Your Day with This Simple Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of twelve books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.

If you’ve been making boxed macaroni and cheese just because it’s easy, there’s a better way! This simple recipe serves up great flavor, plus a much bigger serving size and extra fiber, thanks to the whole-wheat pasta and broccoli. Hungry Girl for the win.

Easy Mac ‘n Cheese
Serves 4

4½ oz. (about 2 cups) uncooked whole-wheat rotini pasta
24 oz. (about 6 cups) frozen Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese Sauce
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
Optional seasonings: salt and black pepper

1. In a large pot, prepare pasta according to package instructions.

2. Meanwhile, place broccoli and sauce in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave for 10 to 12 minutes, or until sauce has melted and broccoli is hot.

3. Add cooked/drained pasta and cheese wedges. Mix thoroughly.

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Active time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Nutritional Information: ¼th of recipe (1 heaping cup): 222 calories, 5.5g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 772mg sodium, 35g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars, 8.5g protein

‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!


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5 Types of Leggings Every College Girl Needs

As every college girl knows, leggings are a wardrobe staple, but they’re not one of those one-pair-fits-all basics. We narrowed the vast array of the staple down to five different types of leggings that are appropriate for everything a college student’s life entails. Within this five-piece legging wardrobe, there are options you can exercise in, wear out at night, throw on for class, and even dress up for your internship. And luckily, brands are stocking more leggings than ever these days, so finding your perfect pair shouldn’t be difficult.

Even though the comfy activewear trend reigns supreme among millennials, gone are the days when wearing pajamas to class was the norm. College fashion girls want to look polished and cool wherever they go, and we couldn’t think of a better way to achieve both polish and comfort than with leggings. That said, keep scrolling to find out the five types of leggings every college girl should own, and shop our picks.

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Leather leggings, whether genuine or faux, will be your go-to for nights out. 

Full-length leggings can feel a bit suffocating for warm-weather workouts, so be sure to have a cropped pair on hand. 

These trouser-legging hybrids are the best type of leggings to wear to an internship, a first date, or even a job interview.

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Cryptic note about girl missing since 1999 found on dollar bill

A dollar bill found more than 1,400 miles away from where an Arizona girl disappeared in 1999 is giving some investigators hope that a break in the decades-old case is possible. Mikelle Diane Biggs, 11, was playing outside her home in Mesa while waiting for an ice cream truck on Jan. 2, 1999, when she…
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Remains of Missing Ga. Teen Girl Found in Shallow Grave — and Her Parents Are Charged

The remains of a 16-year-old Georgia girl who disappeared last year were found in a shallow grave behind a vacant home — and her mom and stepfather are charged with murdering her, PEOPLE confirms.

Latania Janell Carwell, who went by Janell, was last seen alive the night of April 17, the day before her birthday, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a press conference Tuesday.

On May 23, authorities arrested stepfather Leon Tripp and mother Tanya Tripp: Leon was charged with kidnapping while Tanya was charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal, according to WRDW.

At the time, despite not having found Janell’s body, authorities believed Leon Tripp allegedly murdered Janell sometime between the night of her disappearance and his arrest, according to Roundtree.

Last Thursday, Richmond County deputies received a call from someone who claimed to have discovered human remains in a shallow grave behind a vacant home. The remains were identified as Janell’s, ending the nearly year-long search for the teen, according to Roundtree.

On Tuesday, Leon Tripp was indicted on two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping with bodily injury, one count of cruelty to children in the first degree and one count of concealing a death. Tanya Tripp was indicted on murder in the second degree, concealing a death and harboring a fugitive, according to WJBF.

“This case is far over but at least now the community can find peace that Janell can finally be laid to rest and we can move forward with he prosecution of this case,” Roundtree said.

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Authorities are continuing to investigate Janell’s death, starting with how she died.

“This has been a long and exhausting investigation but it will not conclude until the successful prosecution of Leon and Tanya Tripp,” Roundtree said.

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Attorney information for Tanya and Leon Tripp was unavailable Wednesday, according to a Richmond County court official. They have not yet entered pleas to the current charges.

It was not immediately clear if they had entered pleas for the earlier charges.


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Vahine I Te Moana “Girl In The Sea” Teaser

Vahine I Te Moana shares the story of Tahitian windsurfer Mathilde Zampieri, the youngest female professional windsurfer in the world. At 16 years old, Zampieri is also the youngest competitor in her island’s history.

This documentary follows Zampieri as she breaks new ground in her sport and empowers women all around the world.

Originally from France, Mathilde’s family relocated to the island of Raiatea in French Polynesia when she was a young child. Her father Gwen, a professional windsurfing instructor, began teaching her to windsurf from an early age on the island’s beautiful lagoons. It wasn’t long before Mathilde caught the eye of major sponsors like Air Tahiti Nui. This film takes it’s audience to Mathilde’s beautiful island in French Polynesia and shows people what it’s like to be the youngest professional windsurfer in the world.

 Director’s Statement:

As a director I feel that my primary responsibility on a project is to share a meaningful story. That’s why this concept resonated so strongly with me.

Mathilde and I originally connected on social media and I was immediately impressed by her skill as a windsurfer and the intense natural beauty of the Polynesian landscape.

Mathilde’s home island Raiatea, and the surrounding islands of French Polynesia have incredible natural lagoons formed by coral reef. These crystal clear lagoons, sheltered from the ocean swells are a windsurfer’s dream.

I knew from the beginning that a documentary featuring Mathilde’s windsurfing, set in the epic tropical paradise that is French Polynesia, would be a film that viewers all around the world would enjoy. Once Mathilde and I coordinated a shooting schedule, we were able to bring her biggest sponsor Air Tahiti Nui on board. Air Tahiti Nui was happy to get involved as they work hard to support their local athletes in French Polynesia.

In addition to her success as a professional athlete, Mathilde is working hard to set a positive example for women on her island and abroad 

My ultimate goal for this film is to share Mathilde’s story around the world so that young people everywhere can see what happens when you stay true to yourself and your community.

– Director, Colter Johnson

What’s Next:

We’ve been fortunate to connect with a very supportive audience throughout the distribution process. So far we’ve made Vahine I Te Moana available to viewers around the world via a number of prominent platforms. Here are a number of the ways our audience can connect with the film:

– In-Flight broadcast distribution on all Air Tahiti Nui aircraft

– Distribution on Amazon Prime

– VOD distribution on Reelhouse, as well as Staff Pick

– Global cable TV broadcast on AMC owned network channel, Shorts TV to 25 million households around the world.

In addition to our distribution strategies for Vahine I Te Moana, we are currently in pre-production on our follow up/ sequel: Girl In The Sea – The Voyage shooting July/ August 2018.

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Film News Roundup: ‘Girl Meets World’ Actor August Maturo to Star in ‘Shepherd: Story of a Jewish Dog’ (EXCLUSIVE)

In today’s film news roundup, August Maturo stars in a World War II dog story, Fox is developing fantasy thriller “Epoch Index,” and MoviePass hires a customer relations specialist. CASTING UNVEILED “Girl Meets World” star August Maturo has been cast as the lead character in the upcoming indie feature “Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish […]

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The Life of a Surfer Girl From Hawaii Ft Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey

GoPro athletes Alana Blanchard and Monyca Byrne-Wickey take us on their daily grind in Hawaii.

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Steve Bannon: ‘Yellen’s my girl’ and should have been reappointed

If Steve Bannon had his way in the White House, Janet Yellen would still be chair of the Federal Reserve.
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Girl power: life’s going swimmingly for all-female fish species

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated.


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Kylie Jenner Confirms Pregnancy and Birth of Baby Girl on Instagram

While we expected for Kylie Jenner to use the Kardashian family’s annual Christmas card to confirm whether the heir to the Kylie Cosmetics empire would make their arrival in 2018, Kylie — and momager Kris Jenner, of course — had other plans! On Sunday, Kylie took to Instagram to (finally!) …

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A little girl is back in a school she loves in Schaumburg, Illinois this week, but only after a federal judge gave her the ok. She uses medical marijuana which Illinois law prohibits on school grounds. The case could have extensive ramifications down the road.


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This book about a killer nanny is tipped as 2018’s Gone Girl

‘The baby is dead. It only took a few seconds’

Lullaby by Leila Slimani
Lullaby by Leila Slimani

You’d be hard-pressed to find a darker subject matter for a novel than that of Lullaby by Leila Slimani. Following the story of a murderous nanny, the novel has already kicked up a storm of controversy and debate in France under its original name Chanson Douce, selling over 100,000 copies in its first week alone.

Now a fierce bidding war for the rights has brought the translation of the book out in the UK and 19 other countries around the world.

So what’s all the fuss about? The book sets out to shock from the very first sentence, opening with a scene that taps into every parent’s worst nightmare, when a mother comes home from work to find her two young children have been murdered by their nanny.

After this gruesome first chapter, Lullaby by Leila Slimani jumps back to the year before, when middle class Parisian couple Myriam (a lawyer) and husband Paul (a music producer) employ Louise to look after their two young children. The experienced 40-year-old nanny comes with impeccable credentials and glowing references, the children instantly take to her and after a week Paul and Myriam are boasting to their friends that they’ve found the ‘perfect’ childminder.

But of course things are not what they seem, though we’ll leave you to find out exactly why.

The book is tightly written, but besides the nightmarish premise, in its 200 pages Slimani also cleverly drills down into the parent-nanny dynamic, one so often loaded with judgement and guilt, particularly for women.

Before Louise’s arrival we see the book’s heroine Myriam oscillate between intense love for her children and frustration at the loss of identity motherhood often entails, a feeling many readers with children (Slimani herself has a five-year-old son) will identify with. ‘Maybe we can only really be happy’ Myriam thinks, ‘when we don’t need one another. When we have a life that belongs to us.’

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Leila Slimani, the author of Lullaby: ‘I’m getting stuck into two huge taboos, child murder and the place of the mother today, so I expected a reaction’

There are also points later in the book when the couple seem to take advantage of Louise’s seemingly boundless work ethic, like taking her on holiday to Greece with them ostensibly as a ‘treat’, only to leave her minding the children all day.

‘The subject came from the fact that I myself had nannies growing up in Morocco,’ said French-Moroccan Slimani at a press conference after winning the prestigious Prix Goncord award for the novel (the French equivalent of the Booker) ‘at 7 or 8, I was already very sensitive to the very strange position they had in the house; they were both women we loved as mothers, and strangers. I was always touched by their difficult position, sometimes by the humiliations they might go through.’

Lullaby by Leila Slimani

Lullaby by Leila Slimani will be published by Faber in January 2018

The devastating opening scene of the book is strikingly similar to the case of Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega, who murdered two children under her watch – Lucia and Leo Krim – before attempting suicide by stabbing herself in the neck, though Slimani told The Telegraph the plot of Lullaby is entirely fictional.

She also said she was prepared for a potential backlash. ‘In terms of any controversy, I’m getting stuck into two huge taboos: child murder and the place of the mother today, so I expected a reaction,’ says Slimani. ‘Because the mother I write about is a woman who doesn’t want to be stuck at home, wants to work and sees the nanny as someone who can free her from her role as a mother. And that is something so many women feel but won’t admit. Because there’s still this idea that women are ‘abandoning’ their children when they go off to work. And yet nobody thinks that of men.’

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15-year-old girl rescues dog found hanging from tree

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Brit actress Amy Jackson, 25, continues to flex her superpowers as Saturn Girl in US TV series Supergirl

LOOKS like things are going swimmingly for actress Amy Jackson as she continues to flex her superpowers.

The Brit, 25, has been starring as Saturn Girl in the US TV series Supergirl.

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She has been starring as Saturn Girl in the US TV series Supergirl
She has been starring as Saturn Girl in the US TV series Supergirl

Amy wears a black leather catsuit that’s just as figure-hugging in her role as the telepathic Saturn Girl.

The show, now in its third season, returns from a break with Amy and her co-stars forming the Legion of Superheroes to fight the bad guys.

She became a bona fide Bollywood star after moving to India when she was cast in period-drama film Madrasapattinam in 2010

Born on the Isle of Man, the former model and Miss Teen World forged out a successful career in Bollywood before her Saturn Girl role. Sounds cosmic.

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The show returns from a break with Amy and her co-stars forming the Legion of Superheroes to fight the bad guys
The show returns from a break with Amy and her co-stars forming the Legion of Superheroes to fight the bad guys

Amy has starred in 11 movies and owns three homes on the subcontinent
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve long-standing controversies about how humans first populated the Americas.


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This Is the Bag Every It Girl Owns

When it comes to celeb-favorite bags, one can typically expect designer names and steep price tags. But one bag we’ve been seeing on every It girl as of late breaks both those rules. Stars from Emily Ratajkowski to Jessica Alba have been sporting this little black camera bag—the perfect size for the girl on the go with customizable details and a day-to-night design.

The functional crossbody was designed by It girls themselves. British model Suki Waterhouse and her BFF Poppy Jamie collaborated to create Pop & Suki, a spunky accessories line consisting of two customizable bag styles and a fun lineup of add-ons from tassels to tags to straps that transform the camera bag from a crossbody to a backpack to a fanny pack.

Rarely is a celebrity-favorite item under $ 300, but this new fashion-girl staple is $ 195—with customization included. Ratajkowski opted to get “emrata” emblazoned on the bottom of hers while Alba went with “Jess.” Since the brand’s launch, Pop & Suki has expanded its product line and added many more colorways to its original offerings.

Keep scrolling to see how three stars (including the co-founder herself) carry their Pop & Suki camera bag, and then shop the pieces below.

On Emily Ratajkowski: Isabel Marant Zasha Thin Ribbed Knit (sold out); Pop & Suki Camera Bag ($ 235)
On Suki Waterhouse: Pop & Suki Camera Bag ($ 235); Everlane Modern Tassel Loafers ($ 180)
On Jessica Alba: Alice + Olivia Kylie Shawl Collar Jacket $ 297; Pop & Suki Camera Bag ($ 235) and Luggage Tag ($ 20)

Next: Read more about what went into the making of the Pop & Suki brand.

This story was originally published on December 17, 2016, and has since been updated.

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That Was Nice: ‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Pays Her Mother’s $65,000 Mortgage for Christmas [Video]

We said we were done with Danielle Bregoli — aka the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl — however, we believe that you can’t highlight someone’s negatives without highlighting their positives.

The newly-signed rapper celebrated Christmas by giving her mother, Barbara Ann, a check for $ 65,000 to pay off her mortgage.

“Merry Christmas, biiitch,” says Danielle in a video capturing the moment. “Here you go.”

Barbara, who appeared to be sincerely was touched by the gift, responded: “Are you serious?”

Their relationship has come a long way since Dr. Phil, hasn’t it?

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11 Style Tips for the Girl on a Shoestring Budget

Just because your bank account statement has more charges from Topshop than it does fromTom Ford, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a designer-filled wardrobe to look impeccably dressed at the office or on the weekend. Just follow our clever tips and you’ll look like a million bucks.

For example, do you know which type of pumps look the most expensive (but aren’t) or how to upgrade your jackets for a few bucks? Or the dress style every fashion girl should have in her closet? If not, read on to find out. 

Scroll down for our best tips for maximizing your closet on a budget. 

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Tristan Thompson Pens a Super Sweet Note to Khloé Kardashian Celebrating Her Pregnancy: ‘Girl You Look Better Now’ [Photos]

Khloé Kardashian made her big pregnancy announcement yesterday and Tristan Thompson followed-up with an adorable message for the future mother of his child.

He responded to Khloé’s post, initially writing:

“My love, thank you for [allowing] me to be a part of your journey in life and allowing to share this moment with you this is something [I’ll] always cherish. Girl you look better now.”

After gathering his thoughts, he returned to Instagram with a deeper reflection of his love for the reality star.

“My love, Thank you for allowing me to be apart [sic] of your journey and entering your life that day at the bel air hotel. One of the best moments of my life,” Tristan wrote, crediting fellow basketball player Brandon Jennings with introducing them.

“I’m soo happy to be on this journey together with you and creating this angel from the man above,” he continued. “Everyday [sic] I give thanks to him for bringing us together. I love you soo much and I know our little angel feels the love we share together and will know that mommy and daddy loves them unconditional and forever and ever amen.”

 

So cute.

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The Cute New Bags Every L.A. Girl Is Buying Today

You’ve probably heard us wax poetic about designer Haley Boyd before—we’ve obsessed over her inspiring Instagram account and shared the latest launches from her L.A.-based shoe brand, Marais. Now, she’s giving us something new to love: handbags. Marais just launched its first-ever bag designs, and we guarantee you’ll love them as much as the brand’s perfect shoes.

Like Marais’s sandals and ankle boots, the new bags are made in Los Angeles under fair labor conditions. The sleek suede bucket bags come in two colors, and you can get coordinating slides, sandals, and ankle boots in the same perfect-for-fall hues. We’ll take one of each, please.

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Standing with Fearless Girl in the Fight for Constitutional Equality

“Fearless Girl”—a statue depicting a small girl standing, hands on her hips, facing down the New York City Bowling Green Park centerpiece sculpture “Charging Bull”—was meant to call attention to the lack of female leaders on Wall Street. When she came on the scene in March, she served as a marker of women’s resistance and the power of investing in women’s potential—and now, she has become a centerpiece in the longstanding fight for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Originally commissioned by State Street Global Advisors and installed on International Women’s Day, Kirsten Visbal’s sculpture was initially only granted an 11-month display period. On November 17, Rep.Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) gathered with lawmakers, advocates and activists in front of “Fearless Girl” to call on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to allow the statue to remain in place until Congress ratifies the ERA. In a letter to de Blasio, Representative Maloney requested the Mayor keep the statue in place to establish a visual reminder of how much work remains to be done in the United States before the country achieves gender equality.

“By linking the statue to the Equal Rights Amendment, you would be sending a very strong message about the need to add equal rights for women to the Constitution,” Maloney wrote. “Her presence would act as a constant reminder of what we need to achieve.”

2017 marked the tenth time Maloney has introduced the ERA in the House during her career in Congress. The body passed the ERA on March 22, 1972, but the Amendment ultimately fell three states short of the necessary three-fourths ratification threshhold to be added to the Constitution. Last March—45 years to the day after the ERA was passed in Congress—Nevada became the 36th state to ratify the bill, reinvigorating the fight for women’s constitutional equality. Now, ERA legislation is pending state legislatures in Arizona, Utah, Florida, Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina.

The ERA is closer than ever to becoming a reality, and women’s voices are carrying further than they ever have—from the halls of Congress to Hollywood studio lots. The time is ripe for a renewed and vigorous push for the ERA, especially as women everywhere find their newfound footing as activists before the backdrop of the Trump administration’s war on women. “While women and girl leaders are creating great change in their communities and across multiple sectors, the fight for true gender equity is far from over,” Meredith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, said at the gathering. “The Equal Rights Amendment is a necessary step in the long road towards equal treatment for all.”

“Not only is New York the birthplace of women’s rights, but it is also the home of the continued advancement of women’s rights,” New York Lieutenant Governor Hochul told the assembled crowd. “Whether we’re talking about equal pay or freedom from harassment, New York is standing up and saying we will no longer accept the status quo… True equality requires a culture shift and New York’s women are prepared to step forward and demand the equal treatment we have been denied for far too many years.”

This new initiative positions “Fearless Girl” as a definitive embodiment of that cultural shift. “The Fearless Girl is speaking,” said NYC Women’s March Organizer Katherine Siemionko. “She’s saying—I am not going anywhere. My voice will be heard. My pay will be equal. My body will be respected. I will not be bullied or silenced. I will not be passed over. I will persevere because I am equal. This statue represents the future of women in this country… New York City cannot afford to remove this reminder. She is the child of liberty. If she can make it here, she can make it anywhere.”

ms-headshotLauren Young is an Editorial Associate at Ms. She has a Master’s Degree in European and Russian Studies from Yale University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Russian Civilization from Smith College. Follow her on @thatlaurenyoung.

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WATCH: This Young Black Girl Gets Candid About Colorism And Celebs Rally Behind Her

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You would think that in 2017, the whole lightskin vs. darkskin debate would be played out — but apparently, it’s still alive and well.

On Friday, a video of a young student getting emotional about feeling inferior due to her darker complexion has gone viral, and celebs are reaching out to make sure that the young Queen knows her true worth.

 

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Baltimore City School teacher Valencia D. Clay (who is known for helping inner city youth reach their fullest potential)  posted the video a few months back, but it’s just now getting the #respeck it deserves. Celebs like SZA and Ryan Destiny commented on the touching video to show their support of the young queen, but actress Danielle Brooks and singer Luke James took it one step further.

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Will Monica Bellucci Return as ‘Bond Girl’ Along With Daniel Craig?

Now that Daniel Craig is back as Bond, will Monica Bellucci be back as his “girl”? Bellucci is being coy about rumors that Craig wants her to reprise her role from the last Bond outing, “Spectre,” in the new installment of the franchise. Bellucci’s agent told Variety on Wednesday that the actress is neither confirming nor denying […]

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‘Gossip Girl’ Star Ed Westwick Denies Rape Allegation: ‘I Do Not Know This Woman’

On Monday night, actress and writer Kristina Cohen accused actor Ed Westwick of sexual assault in an instantly viral Facebook post. Cohen’s allegation is just the latest in a long line of social media outings, as a seemingly endless list of celebrities have been called out in the post-Harvey Weinstein #MeToo movement. In her post, Cohen alludes to this avalanche of sexual abuse stories, writing, “The last month has been incredibly difficult. Like so many women I too have a story of sexual assault, and the outpouring of stories have been both triggering and emotionally exhausting. I’ve gone back and forth over and over again, unsure if I should speak up. If I could speak. And if so, will I be heard?”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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