Got 5 Minutes? This Simple Step Can Set You up for a Happy Retirement


Pause your music for a second. When’s the last time you thought about your 401(k)? Been awhile, right?

You know it’s growing, but is it growing fast enough?

While you’re jamming out to your tunes, a company called Blooom could be hard at work optimizing your 401(k).

That’s money music to our ears.

Grow Your 401(k) Faster

Already contributing to your 401(k)? Great. That’s what you should be doing. But do you know what’s happening to your money after you contribute it?

Probably not. That’s where Blooom comes in. It’s an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that can optimize and monitor your 401(k) for you and set you up to retire when you want to.

The money in your 401(k) account is most likely diversified into a mix of stocks and bonds, but it might not be the right mix for you. Depending on your age, your desired retirement age and how much you can afford to contribute, you might need different settings to make your money grow the best way possible.

That’s where Blooom’s robo-adviser can help. Instead of setting your account and forgetting about it, it’s constantly watching to see that it’s optimized to make your money grow and avoid hidden (investment) fees.

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It just takes a few minutes to get a free 401(k) analysis that will show you whether your investments are allocated properly and whether you’re losing money paying hidden fees.

This check up will even tell you just how much more money your account could earn by the time you retire. You might be surprised at how much that is.

After that, if you sign up, it’s just $ 10 per month to have Blooom monitor and maximize your 401(k). Bonus: Penny Hoarders get the first month free with the code PNNYHRD.

Carson Kohler discovered that working with Blooom could potentially boost her 401(k) by up to $ 247,367 in additional funds by the time she retires. She plans to retire at 60, too, so that’s pretty sweet.

That’s $ 19 per day of extra earnings versus just 33 cents per day the service would cost her.

What Does a Robo-Adviser Do, Really?

Blooom’s robo-adviser looks at your 401(k) as well as factors including your age, contributions and target retirement age to see whether your account is zooming toward your goals or sputtering along the wrong path.

Here are some major factors it’ll keep an eye out for:

Risk: How aggressive are your investments? Depending on your age and the money in your account, you might want to be more aggressive to make that money grow. On the flip side, for some accounts, getting more conservative can help protect a healthy-looking future.

Fees: Many 401(k) accounts are riddled with hidden fees that bog down your earnings. How can you build your money if someone keeps taking little cuts? Blooom finds and minimizes your fees. It’s like tuning up your car to get better gas mileage.

Diversification: Small cap, mid-cap, stocks versus bonds, commodities, equities… who knows? It’s OK if you’re not a pro at investing. Most of us aren’t. The folks at Blooom are. They can balance out your portfolio and keep your account running smoothly. The tool can even change your investments for you as needed when the market changes.

What’s Your Future Worth?

You love your Netflix. It’s okay to admit it. Most of us do. It’s only $ 10 per month, right?

And, of course, there’s Hulu. Have you seen the latest episode of “The Handmaid’s Tale”?” I-N-T-E-N-S-E! That’s just TV. You get your big-screen fix with a movie per day with Moviepass. And on the way to the theater, you rock out to your favorite jams on Spotify, right?

That’s another $ 10… $ 10… and $ 10.

Think about the future you want once you retire. If you can afford to spend money each month to zombie out in front of the television, you should consider investing in your own future.

Just a few minutes now and a few bucks a month could add years’ worth of additional funds to your retirement kitty.

Okay, you can get back to jamming out to your tunes now.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Eddie Money is his mood music for writing Penny Hoarder posts. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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This summer, keep your kids happy with these essential safety tips

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Laura Falin

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Summer is almost here! I can’t wait. Our family is so done with schedules and schoolwork, and we’re ready for some hiking and swimming and other outdoor adventures.

But it’s good to be aware of the risks as well. Not so we can sit at home afraid to go out, but so we can be prepared to handle emergencies if we should have to. I fervently hope we do not.

summer safety tips for babies and children

Sun Safety Tips:

-Sunscreen

The FDA, the Mayo Clinic, and most professionals recommend that babies under 6 months do not wear sunscreen, but instead remain out of the sun. This is especially important between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the sun is at its peak. Be sure to keep your baby in a hat with a wide brim, sunglasses, and sun-protective clothing. All children over 6 months old should wear sunscreen of at least SPF 15 when you go outside. Be sure to reapply often — at least every two hours, and every time after they get out of the water. Also, most people don’t apply enough — be sure to use at least as much sunscreen as would fill a shot glass.

You can find more information on sun safety here. 

-Heat

Be sure your babies and young children are also well-protected from heat stroke. Dress them in light, loose-fitting clothing and keep them in the shade as much as possible. Cool the car before taking them anywhere. Breast milk and formula will provide enough hydration for babies, older children should have plenty of water handy while they’re out and about.

We never, ever want to consider the possibility that we might forget a baby in the car, but it does happen. It’s even happened to me (fortunately, only for about 30 seconds, but enough for me to realize that we’re all susceptible). I once heard the suggestion that you take off your shoes and put one (or both) next to your baby’s carseat when you get in the car to drive. This post has some more great suggestions. Also remember to keep cars locked at home to prevent kids from playing inside.

Finally, be sure you don’t make this common mistake — putting a blanket, even a very thin one, over a baby’s stroller to shield him from the sun can cause the inside temperature to rise and your baby to overheat.

You can find information on heat stroke in babies here. 

Water safety

-When to take babies in the water

In this BabyCenter article, Dr. Howard Reinstein, a pediatrician and American Academy of Pediatrics spokesman, recommends parents not take babies younger than 2 months in pools, lakes, or other swimming places. Newborns are vulnerable to illness and it’s safer to wait until they’re older. When you do take babies swimming, remember that they’re not as able to regulate their body temperature — watch your baby for signs they’re cold and dry them off when necessary. Also, be sure babies and young children do not drink the water in pools, streams, or wherever you’re swimming.

-Help prevent drownings

An estimated 370 drownings and 5,600 near drownings involving children under 15 occur in pools and spas each year, and 77 percent of those are children under the age of 5. The Life Saver Pool Fence’s Guide to Pool Safety recommends multiple layers of protection for pools — access doors that lock, pool alarms, a pool fence, water survival training for children who are old enough to crawl or walk, and CPR and rescue training for parents who own pools. Parents can buy wearable immersion alarms for their kids to wear, which go off if the child falls into the water.

Also, be sure children can’t climb over any fences using chairs or tables, and be sure doggy doors that would allow access are also blocked. Practice “touch supervision” as well — parents should be within arm’s length of a toddler at all times they’re near water.

We always had our babies and toddlers wear a PFD (personal flotation device) fitted for their size — babies are wiggly and I wanted that extra layer of protection. And even now that our kids are older and my husband and I are good swimmers, everyone wears PFDs when we’re kayaking, paddleboarding, or doing other boating activities. Our other personal rule is that no one swims alone with a baby. If something were to happen to a parent (we hit our head, got a cramp, whatever) I wanted an extra person there to help out.

Check here for more information on water safety. 

Tick and Mosquito Bites:

The best way to prevent tick and mosquito bites (and the diseases they carry, such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus) is to make sure the environment around your house isn’t one they like. Keep ticks out by keeping your lawn well-cared for and manicured. Create a tick barrier — a wide strip of wood chips or bark — that separates your lawn from taller grass or brush. Keep deer out of your tick-free zone by putting up a deer fence. Also, ticks get Lyme disease from mice, so eliminate any wood piles or other nooks and crannies where mice like to live. Keep mosquitoes out by eliminating any standing water around your property, including places like flower pots or birdbaths. Make sure you have screens on your windows to keep mosquitoes out of the house.

You can also avoid bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants (I know…exactly what everyone wants to hear in the summer!). Children and adults should use bug spray, but talk to your pediatrician about what kinds of bug spray are for babies and kids, and how old they should be before wearing bug spray.

Inspect kids for ticks when they come inside and remove them immediately with tweezers. And call your pediatrician immediately if your child develops any out-of-the-ordinary reactions, such as a rash, fever, or flu-like symptoms.

Johns Hopkins has more information on ticks here, and the CDC has information on ticks and mosquitoes here.

This post was originally published in May, 2017.

Do you have any summer safety tips?

Photos by Laura Falin and iStock

For more kids’ activities and easy recipes, you can find Laura at Peace but not Quiet, and on facebook and Pinterest.

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Nas Isn’t Upset with Jay-Z for Dropping ‘Everything Is Love’ the Day After His Album, Happy for ‘Black Excellence’

Jay-Z and Beyonce dropping their surprise album the day after Nas released his may have been shade on Jay’s part, but Nas sources say it’s all love on his.

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Sources close to Nas tell us the Queensbridge rapper isn’t fuming about “Everything Is Love” being released on Saturday, and doesn’t think the Carters will steal any thunder from his new album, “Nasir.” We’re told Nas fully appreciates the fact Jay and Bey are hip-hop royalty at this point, and actually really likes their new record.

If you don’t know, and you should, Nas and Jay had a huge feud going in the late ’90s and early 2000s. They went at each other in songs and interviews for years before burying the whole thing in 2005.

They’ve been friends ever since, and we’re told Nas is more interested in “black excellence” these days … rather than drama.

That’s a relief. We can’t handle any more rap feuds at this moment.

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Vanessa Trump wished her estranged husband, Donald Trump Jr., a happy Father’s Day as he celebrated with their five children on Sunday, June 17.

“Happy Father’s Day times 5 @DonaldJTrumpJr !” she captioned a photo of the businessman and their children on Twitter. “Hope you had an incredible day with our kiddies !”

The eldest son of President Donald Trump took to Twitter to document his day with his brood — Kai, 11, Donald III, 9, Tristan, 6, Spencer, 5, and Chloe 4 — sharing funny photos of what happened when he attempted to get his kids to pose for a family photo.

“It started off all nice and friendly then the bottom fell out!!! Only my little monsters will turn a great fam pic into a wrestling match,” he captioned the pics that showed his kids piling on top of him. “We had an awesome Father’s Day. #fathersday #family #weekend #familytime #wrestling.”

Vanessa, 40, filed for divorce from Donald Jr. in March. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the pair said in a statement to Us Weekly. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”

The divorce filing came as multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Donald Jr. had an affair with Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day. They met on the set of the NBC show in late 2011 and their romance continued until March 2012, when Vanessa found emails between her husband and the Danity Kane singer and confronted her about it over the phone.

Donald Jr., 40, has already moved on from his marriage and is dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle. Vanessa came to her estranged husband’s defense earlier this week after some critics called for the anchor to be fired over the new romance.

“The lengths people will go to attack a woman simply because she’s dating Don,” Vanessa tweeted on Thursday, June 14. “We’ve been separated for over 9 months and respect each other’s decisions & privacy. We’ll focus on raising our great kids.Would be nice if the press did the same rather than obsess over our pvt lives!”

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New ‘Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass’ Details Will Make Fans Happy

Of all the cool details we’ve learned about Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, the one we’re most excited about is the fact that there will be hundreds of thousands of enemies on-screen at once.

Not “thousands,” which may be the level of craziness you’d expect from the franchise. “Hundreds of thousands” was the term used, and the developers do mean that literally.

Towards the end of our demo session we saw an entire army of classic Serious Sam enemies coming over a hill. At the time we were in a large harvester and had been mowing down individual bomb-carrying enemies.

The prospect of mulching a horde of smaller enemies seemed like amazing fun — but unfortunately the demo ended right there. It’s early days, and perhaps the engine isn’t ready to show us all of that blood.


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Those damn Kleers are back in Serious Sam 4

The 3D models for all of the Serious Sam enemies, like Gnaars, you’d expect look much more “realistic” now. As real-to-life as you can expect a headless, screaming maniac carrying two bombs with lit fuses. All of which makes it more impressive that Croteam is able to fit so many into one battle.

After Devolver included precisely zero minutes on Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass in its press conferences, we still had nothing to go on other than the original teaser trailer. In the interview above, we were able to get a few of the main important points out of Croteam.

Co-Op and Huge Levels

There will definitely be co-op, fans will be happy to hear. You and a friend can roam the incredibly large maps together, looking for secret areas, tackling quests, and circle-strafing your way to victory.

This is the French countryside, and everything is very green and pleasant, but make no mistake — it’s already been taken over by Hellish forces. In the full game, sections of the world map will either be under control of Earth or Mental, and you’ll be liberating what territories you can. In our demo, we were in France because a nearby fort had a relic we needed — the Holy Grail.


Serious Sam 4 Beheaded Kamikaze motorcycle
Don't spend too long enjoying the French scenery

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass features huge levels, and Croteam believes the wide open spaces are a pillar of the franchise. It’s not an open world, but it does kind of act like one. There’s a lot of exploration, side quests with NPCs, and tackling objectives in whatever order you like. We’re told a level will be 80×80 miles.

There were long periods of roaming the wide levels on Sam’s motorcycle, but Croteam is keen to keep you on your toes as you ride. Enemies will run out of forests and other hidden spots and intercept you if you don’t have a weapon handy.


Serious Sam 4 bull charge
In circle-strafe we trust.

Speaking of forests, there were a lot of trees dotting the landscape, which could provide a different kind of firefight than Serious Sam fans are used to. Either as providing cover, or just making it more difficult for the AI to pick a path through. The trunks provide more opportunity for your shots to be blocked as well.

Serious Sam 4 Weapons Have Kick

We also noted that the weapons seemed to have a lot more kick than in previous games. And having just recently played through the co-op of Serious Sam 3, that old co-op action was fresh in our memory.

There’s a bit more weight to weapons as they kick back, as opposed to the old way of just watching to see if an enemy explodes as your only form of aesthetic feedback on your shots.


Serious Sam 4 new enemy shotgun
The shotgun shows more kick against these new enemies.

NPCs will occasionally help, too. An injured woman in a stone tower was blasting enemies with a sniper rifle as our demo driver circle-strafed on the ground. She had radioed for help, and we had answered. It was a side quest, but one that resulted in us obtaining a new sniper rifle.


Harvester kamikaze bio-mechanoid Serious Sam 4
Yep, that's a harvester. Yep, we're riding it into an army.

All things considered, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is shaping up to be very much what we’d expect, but cranked up to eleven. We didn’t expect to see anywhere near the amount of enemies on-screen as Croteam is boasting, and the levels are also significantly larger than usual. Time will tell if it’ll all run well, and how co-op will affect that.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will be out on PC/Linux at a date to be announced.

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There’s nothing like a mother’s love, and these stars will be the first to tell you that the love, support and dedication they’ve received from mommy dearest got them through their toughest times, and ultimately, made them who they are. Celebrate Mother’s Day by checking out stars such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, Michael B. Jordan and […]

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My boyfriend Julien hates the beach. (So do other men and many op-ed writers, according to years of published reports.) But when it came time to escape the city for a long weekend this winter, I — a water-and-sunshine junkie who needs to be physically dragged off the shore come sunset — insisted on a…
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Apple’s battery replacements still havn’t made everyone happy

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Late last year, Apple admitted that it has been throttling performance on older iPhones with worn-out batteries. The admission won Apple a legion of bad press and enough lawsuits to keep its legal department in fancy cars for the next decade. Since then, Apple has mostly appeased its customer base with a discounted iPhone battery replacement plan, some promises to be nicer, and the requisite CEO prime-time soul-searching interview.

But Apple’s problems aren’t over. BBC’s Watchdog program, one of TV’s longest-running consumer advocate programs, aired a deep dive into Apple’s battery replacement program this evening, and the results aren’t exactly glowing for Apple.

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‘Happy Death Day 2’ Begins Shooting This Month; Here’s Everything We Know

'Happy Death Day 2' Begins Shooting This Month; Here's Everything We Know

Cleverly taking the premise of Groundhog Day and applying it to the horror genre, Happy Death Day is a pleasant little slasher film. But it mostly works because actress Jessica Rothe is so appealing in the lead role as a college student who keeps getting killed on her birthday, only to wake up the same morning over and over. 

Happy Death Day received mostly positive reviews (71% on Rotten Tomatoes) and wound up with an impressive $ 123 million gross worldwide….

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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.

Happy Wendy Girl
Happy Wendy Girl Courtesy of Happy Wendy Girl/Instagram

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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Killer Mike Defended Gun Ownership on NRA TV and Some Of His Fans Are Not Happy

Rapper Killer Mike is facing both backlash and praise after defending gun ownership, particularly among black Americans, in an NRA TV video.

The Run the Jewels artist called himself “very pro-Second Amendment” in the video, which was posted Saturday, the same day as the March For Our Lives protests happening around the country and world. The rapper, who publicly and vocally supported Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign, also condemned those, including celebrities, who have joined the anti-gun movement simply because it aligns with the progressive agenda.

“You can’t continue to be the lackey,” he said. “You’re a lackey of the progressive movement because you have never disagreed with the people who tell you what to do.”

Killer Mike, who has spoken out in favor of gun ownership in the past, also said he told his children not to participate in school walkouts organized to protest gun violence, and said he encouraged his daughter to get a gun after a shooting on her college campus.

“I told my kids on the school walkout, ‘I love you. If you walk out that school, walk out my house,’” he said.

The interview attracted a range of reactions online, with some viewers praising the rapper’s decision to share his thoughts, and others taking issue with either his message or his decision to share it on an NRA platform.

The rapper, for his part, has stood by both his positions and his decision to speak with the NRA.


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E! Is ‘Happy’ with Ryan Seacrest’s Oscars Coverage Despite Relatively Quiet Red Carpet: Source

Critics have pointed out that E!’s Oscars red carpet pre-show, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, lacked its usual A-list lineup compared to ABC’s broadcast — but the network isn’t concerned.

“They are happy with the interviews that they got and the folks that stopped and talked to Ryan. They’re happy with how it went and with who they were able to talk with,” a source close to the situation tells PEOPLE. “They had a wide-ranging group of  talent, nominees and otherwise.”

The question of who might not stop for Seacrest, 43, arose after his former E! News stylist Suzie Hardy alleged that he sexually harassed and assaulted her — including grabbing her crotch multiple times — throughout her employment at E! from 2007-13. Seacrest has staunchly denied her allegations and accused her of blackmail, and his employers have stood by him.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full Academy Awards coverage to get the latest news on Hollywood’s big night.

On Sunday night, stars including Allison Janney, Christopher Plummer, Rita Moreno, Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson, Whoopi Goldberg and Tiffany Haddish chatted with Seacrest. But nominees from major categories like Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Timothée Chalamet didn’t, along with presenter and red carpet favorite Jennifer Lawrence, who’d previously told Howard Stern that she wasn’t sure whether she’d stop for E!

Still, the source says there were other factors at play.

“The Oscars is tough because there is that embargo hour for last hour leading up to the awards show where only ABC is able to air interviews. It’s hard to get some of the big names three hours before the event is going to start,” the source explains. “With the natural progression of celebrities arriving on the red carpet, a lot of it does happen closer to the awards show. Oscars specifically is a little bit more challenging because just as outlets are starting to hit a groove, then they have that embargo hour where they aren’t able to freely interview all of the celebrities who come. In years past, that doesn’t work to any other outlet’s advantage.”

The source adds that E! stands by an investigation finding “insufficient evidence” of Hardy’s allegations and calls Seacrest “a consummate professional. He does it all and he continues to do it all. I don’t think a person who wasn’t positive would be able to continue with the schedule he has to keep on a daily basis! He deserves a lot of credit.”

As for that 30-second delay in the broadcast, rumored to be a cushion in case any actors brought up Hardy’s allegations?

“Every show is different when it comes to delays and how the shows come together with the content from multiple cameras. Brief delays always happen, and they do vary from show to show,” the source says. “E! sometimes has to conduct interviews during commercial breaks. This was normal practice, not to protect Ryan.”

The 90th Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, and were telecast live on ABC.


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Rocket Lab CEO sent a big fake ‘star’ into orbit, and scientists aren’t happy about it

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It’s no secret that the Earth currently has a bit of a space junk problem. There are so many objects floating around our planet that they’re beginning to run into each other, and it’s virtually impossible to track all the defunct bits and pieces of satellites and discarded spacecraft debris. It’s a danger to astronauts and future space missions, and the problem is getting worse with each passing year. With that in mind, it’s probably pretty obvious why Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck’s decision to send a piece of floating “art” into orbit isn’t sitting well with some in the scientific community.

Earlier this month, Rocket Lab conducted a mission to deliver some important satellites into orbit for a number of different clients. The launch went off without a hitch, but along with the satellites was an unexpected delivery in the form of a giant, reflective “disco ball” designed to function as a fake star and be visible from Earth without the use of a telescope. It’s called the Humanity Star, and it serves no purpose other than to sparkle in the night sky.

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Khloe Kardashian Doesn’t Feel Too Happy Following OJ’s Baby Congratulations – She’s Sick Of The Rumors Saying That He Is Her Biological Dad

For many years now, Khloe Kardashian has to fight off rumors claiming that her biological dad is OJ Simpson. She’s really tall compared to her other sisters, and she doesn’t even have the same Armenian features that they have. OJ […]
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Want To Keep Your Boss Happy? Clean Your Desk

You’re always on time for meetings. You’re impeccably dressed and well groomed. And your manners are on point. But if you never clean your desk, you may be overlooking one of your boss’s biggest pet peeves.

More than half of senior managers say being messy or disorganized is the most distracting or annoying thing about employee workspaces, according to a survey done by staffing service OfficeTeam.

“Your workspace is a reflection of you. Keep it tidy,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam, in a statement. “You want to stand out for your positive attributes, not the messy state of your office or work area.”

Dirty desks aren’t the only offenders. Sometimes it’s not how much stuff is on your desk, but what that stuff is that’s the problem.

“Make sure there isn’t anything on display that might cause others to question your professionalism,” Britton continues. “Showing a little personality on your desk is fine, but don’t go overboard.”

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OfficeTeam offers these three tips for creating a workspace that leaves a good impression:

  1. Clean up your act. Spend a few minutes every day clearing out old documents, food wrappers, and dirty dishes. Reduce clutter by organizing files or going paperless.
  2. Keep it simple. It’s OK to have a few things in your workspace that are inspiring or fun to look at, but covering your desk with too many knickknacks can be an eyesore.
  3. Don’t be offensive. Remember, items in your work area aren’t always for your eyes only. Ditch the political posters, risqué photos, and anything that might be too controversial.

And now is the perfect time to get cracking and clean your desk, cubicle, or office if it doesn’t represent the put-together professional you are, since the second Monday in January is recognized as National Clean Off Your Desk Day.

“This day is an opportunity to begin your new year with a clean and organized workspace,” according to National Day Calendar. “Whether your desk is in a private or shared office, cubicle,  home, or a make-shift desk on the counter, having your workspace uncluttered, organized, refreshed, and clean will help you work more efficiently and give you a sense of serenity.”

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Video: Proud of Our Boy! Happy Birthday, Telly Leung!

Recently on Broadway, Leung has starred in the musicals Allegiance and In Transit. He also appeared on Broadway in Flower Drum Song and Pacific Overtures and was part of the final Broadway company of the hit musical Rent. He originated Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked and played Dalton Academy Warbler Wes on Fox’s smash television series ‘Glee.’
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Happy New Year! Workwear Sales of Note

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Happy 2018!!! Let the month of incorrectly writing “2017” (if not a random other year) on your checks and paperwork commence! I hope everyone is having a chill day with families and friends, planning your goals for the year, recovering from the holidays, and generally prepping for the workweek — I thought I’d take a look at some of the sales going on right now.  The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale continues until tomorrow… there’s a big Dillards sale that I always note — and several other places have extra discounts (sale on sale!) for today, so it’s well worth a look. What are you on the hunt for? 

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  • 6PM $ 20.18 sale, last day – savings of up to 87% off!
  • AllSaints – Sale up to 50% off + 25% off everything.
  • Ann Taylor – Extra 60% off all sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – Winter tag sale, now an extra 40% off sale items!
  • ASOS – Up to 70% off!
  • Banana Republic – Today, extra 60% off sale + 40% off regular-priced items. Sister site Old Navy has up to 75% off clearance PLUS, today only, an extra 20% off everything. Sister site Gap is offering 40% off your purchase, plus having its Great Big Winter Sale, and sister site Athleta is offering an extra 20% off all sale items, today only.
  • Barneys New York – Sale, up to 70% off.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Take up to an extra 60% off sitewite!
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Up to 60% off!
  • Bloomingdale’s – After-Christmas sale and clearance, save up to 75% off! (Last day 1/1!)
  • Boden – Sale up to 70% off (plus f/s over $ 49)! (See our post on how to build a work wardrobe at Boden.)
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale! Plus, save an additional 15% off today and tomorrow only.
  • Cole Haan – Extra 40% off sales styles with code SAVE.
  • Club Monaco – Up to 60% off sale when you take an additional 30% off already marked-down styles.
  • Dillards – One day only, New Year’s Day clearance! Save an additional 50% off brands like Cole Haan, workwear brand Antonio Melani, and Calvin Klein.
  • DressBarn – Get 25% off your regular priced purchase.
  • Express – Take an additional 40% off clearance.
  • French Connection – Extra 40% off sale with code FCE40S.
  • J.Crew – Extra 30% off final sale styles.
  • J.Crew Factory – Take an extra 60% off clearance with code SIXTY.
  • GiGi New York – Holiday Closet Sale, 50-60% off now!
  • H&M – 20% off $ 100 + free shipping.
  • Hugo Boss – Final reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Kate Spade New York – Take an extra 40% off all sale styles with code EXTRATREAT.
  • Lands’ End – The Great Winter Sale – prices up to 60% off! (See our post on how to build a work wardrobe at Lands’ End.)
  • Last Call – Extra 40-80% off everything!
  • L.K. Bennett – Up to 50% off.
  • Loft – Extra 60% off sale styles.
  • Lord & Taylor – After Christmas Sale, up to 70% off clearance.
  • Macy’s –  Extra 20% off plus free shipping with $ 49+ purchase.
  • Madewell – The Big One, take an extra 30% off all sale styles.
  • Mango – Sale, up to 50% off. (Lots of cute coats!)
  • Naturalizer – Today only, 50% off boots and 25% off everything else.
  • New York & Company – Everything on sale, up to 80% off, PLUS save an extra $ 25 off your purchase of $ 100+.
  • Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, save up to 50% now through January 2. See our roundup for workwear.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack, take an extra 25% off clearance for total savings of up to 75% off!
  • Neiman Marcus – New markdowns in the seasonal sale – prices up to 65% off!
  • The Outnet – Sale, extra 30% off winter warmers.
  • Reiss – Further reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Saks – Up to 70% off designer selections.
  • Saks OFF 5TH – Extra cut clearance, take an extra 25% off with code BYE2017.
  • Sephora – Tons of gift sets on sale! (See our recent discussion of “beauty empties” for Kat and the readers — things we use all the way and buy again!)
  • ShopBop – Major markdowns, prices as much as 75% off.
  • Talbots Red Hanger Sale! Extra 50% off markdowns for savings up to 70% off. (See our post on how to build a work wardrobe at Talbots!)
  • Target – 20% off fitness gear, plus BOGO 50% off vitamins.
  • Theory End of season sale, up to 60% off!
  • Tory Burch – Semi-Annual sale, take an additional 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30.
  • Tumi – Semi-Annual Sale!
  • Victoria’s Secret – The Semi-Annual sale, 25%-60% off 1400 styles.
  • Ulta – Jumbo love, lowest prices of the season. Pureology jumbos now 15% off.
  • Uniqlo – Last chance for winter styles, and great deals on innerwear and outwear essentials.
  • White House | Black Market –  Up to 70% off original prices!
  • Zappos Winter Clearance, for a limited time only!

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Happy 2018!

January is one of my favourite months because it’s the start of a brand new year. A time to reflect, get rid of cobwebs, create positive intentions, set some goals, prioritize what’s important, and become more self-aware. We get to start again, learn from our mistakes, and make the next 365 days more meaningful than the last. 
 
The topic of fashion and style is highly emotional terrain. It has the power to both boost up and break down our confidence levels. The more confident we are, the better we feel about our style and the way we look. This in turn positively impacts those around us, which boosts us even further. 
 
The purpose of YLF and its engaged, supportive community is to help you navigate the emotional terrain, build an effective wardrobe that suits your needs, and boost your confidence to the point that you feel fabulous about your style. There are solutions and opportunities for every style and fashion challenge, and I look forward to working on them together in 2018. 
 
We at YLF wish you a happy, healthy, safe, peaceful and stylish new year. 


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How to Protect the ‘Happy’ in Your Holidays

’Tis the season of Christmas trees on every corner and a flood of sentimental sensory overload designed to fill your head with visions of sugarplums (or the stocking-stuffers of your wildest dreams).

Yet, on any given day we awaken to unsettling, sometimes devastating, news: missile test-launches with their threats of mass destruction; murders of churchgoers, school children and music lovers; computer hacks that put your financial security and very identity at risk, even as you fret over how the latest news on healthcare insurance and tax reform might impact your ability to live your best life. This is not the stuff that “Joy to the World” is made of.

All the lights, tinsel, and merry-making in the world can’t put a shine on the dull ache that grows heavier with every miserable prompt from your newsfeed.

It’s enough to make you call foul-la-la-la-la as your peaceful, silent nights give way to anxious, sleepless nights.

“Disturbing things are going to happen in the world,” says psychiatrist Dr. Janet Taylor. “They always have, but we didn’t always know. Now, we have a president who likes to keep us off-balance and a news cycle that drives itself on negativity.

“Our brains are not equipped to absorb relentless chaos,” Taylor continues. “Stress on the brain can have a cumulative traumatic effect, leading to depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, and addiction.”

So, what’s a not-so-happy holiday seeker to do? ”You can’t control what happens in the world,” says Taylor, who is a self-care strategist, “but you can control the flow and quality of information you’re getting.”

Start by keeping track of BE’s ULTIMATE #BUYBLACK HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE and get a jump on next year’s shopping, which will make your shopping far less stressful and way more satisfying. But before you load up the shopping cart for others, Taylor suggests that you take a page from the personal finance gamebook, and give to yourself first. Here are her favorite gifts for the soul:

 

Put down your smartphone and think about how you really feel. You can’t get what you need if you don’t know what you need.

 

Seek more face-time, then smile. “Our parents had more clubs and Sunday dinners where you could sit around the table together and unpack stuff, or get face-to-face comfort,” says Taylor. “Even if you look into the faces of strangers as you walk down the street and smile, you’d be amazed at the positive responses, and the positive feelings you get from them.”

 

Know when you’ve had enough and tune out, without feeling any guilt or shame. “Not knowing about another murder is not ignorance,” says Taylor.

 

Treat yourself—with care. Go ahead and indulge, but in moderation. Have the ice cream sundae, not the whole gallon; get a massage, but don’t max out your credit card on a spa trip you can’t afford. There can be a fine line between self-soothing and self-medicating. Do what’s going to make you feel genuinely good in the moment, and the day after, and the week after that

 

“Be the change” can feel like a tall order, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be as simple as responding to a mean comment with a kind one, or to a selfish act with a generous one. If you want to change the conversation, just do it. Refuse to tear others down or share useless negative information. Or counter all the negativity you can’t control around you by making a positive change in yourself. Eating healthier, re-tooling your résumé, cleaning your junk drawer, even making your bed can give you a sense of control and accomplishment when you feel overwhelmed.

 

“We are accepting that the world is uncertain and unpredictable,” says Taylor, “but our bodies aren’t built to be always on edge, and we don’t have to accept that constant stressfulness and anxiety.” Especially when comfort and joy are available for free.

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WANT/NEED: Rainbow loafers that’ll make you want to do a happy dance, and more stuff you want to buy

WANT/NEED: Rainbow loafers that’ll make you want to do a happy dance, and more stuff you want to buy


WANT/NEED: Rainbow loafers that’ll make you want to do a happy dance, and more stuff you want to buy

Welcome to Want/Need, a daily roundup of the things HelloGiggles’ Editorial Director and Deputy Editor are madly in love with, and what we — you guessed it — WANT/NEED. Our recommendations will include (but are not limited to) the perfect sandal, mom jeans you should totally wear to the office, pretty water bottles, and lipsticks that will make you feel unstoppable. Check back every day for new picks and deals!

Loeffler Randall Greta Loafer, $ 395

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If my soul turned into a pair of shoes.

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Jules Smith Royalty Ring, $ 45

Jules Smith

I love pretty, minimalistic jewelry, so I am a huge fan of Jules Smith. I’m obsessed with the design of this dainty little crown ring. It’s understated but intricate. Sophisticated but edgy. The best of all worlds, and my new staple accessory. 

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Latitu° Black City Backpack, $ 350

Latitu°

I’m considering doing away with all my purses and going full-backpack. OK, that might be a bit dramatic of a statement. But I just love the hands-free ease of a backpack. And this luxurious black leather one is the backpack of my DREAMZ. That’s dreamz with a “z,” y’all. Plus, it fits my laptop, which is something I love in a carryall. I have some tote bags I’ve ripped the seaming on by trying to cram in my laptop. But this roomy backpack looks non-bulky, but like it could still carry my life. 

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Milk Makeup x UO Urban Defense Mask, $ 36

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I’m sure you’ve read, but L.A. is on fire. Not only is it terrifying, but it’s made the already dry air thicker and smokier and harsh on skin. So the first thing I did when I got home from work last night was use this “Urban Defense” mask by Milk Makeup. It cleans your skin while also hydrating it and leaving it super supple and quenched. It’s pretty much ideal for any kind of dry or gross weather — especially if you live in a city that’s smoggy!

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Vintage Floral Necklace Sold Separately or as Set, $ 36.12+

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I just texted my husband to buy me this vintage necklace set for Hanukkah. The floral detailing is so beautiful and I love how you can wear them together or separately.

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Kate Spade Husky Print Scarf, $ 88

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This baby blue scarf with huskies on it might be the cure for everything.

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Happy valley: a family gathering in the Yorkshire dales

With families spread far and wide, it’s good to get the gang together. Ruaridh Nicoll sticks a pin in the map, and ends up eating, drinking and walking around Malham

Bill Bryson once said of Malhamdale: “I won’t know for sure if it is the finest place there is until I have died and seen heaven (assuming they let me at least have a glance), but until that day comes, it will certainly do.” The much-loved travel writer was a local resident. He also talked of the “Malham wave”, where drivers would raise a finger in recognition when passing on the local roads.

As my brother and I pulled in one Friday in September after a long drive from London, we got the wave, only it wasn’t a friendly greeting a van driver gave us, but rather the finger.

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Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the US! May your waistbands be stretched and your hearts be full. 

As tradition around here, we’ll have a full Black Friday sales roundup tomorrow. Skip going out, fighting with crowds, and waiting in long lines – all your sales shopping can be done from the comfort of your home. Our Black Friday roundups are an all day (really, all weekend) event, where we update our lists with sales notices as we get them. So, check back. 

Enjoy your food and company, everyone.

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Happy Birthday Kris Jenner! Kim Kardashian West and Khloé Kardashian Share Sweet and Sassy Tributes to Their Mom

Happy birthday to reality TV’s main mom!

On Sunday, Kris Jenner turned 62 and, to celebrate, her daughters shared sweet — and sassy — Instagram tributes to their mother.

“Happy Birthday to my best friend @krisjenner,” daughter Kim Kardashian West wrote alongside a recent selfie of the two women showing off their blonde hair. “Couldn’t have asked for a better mom! Literally don’t know how you do it and manage us all and be the best grandma and have the best outlook on life! I’m so grateful for you!!! Love you so much!”

And Khloé Kardashian joined in on the birthday love sharing a series of adorable photos of Kris — including one in which the famous momager was dressed up like a mime. Bible.

“Happy birthday mama!! You truly are a superhero in my eyes,” Khloé wrote. “Everything that you do, all the people you take care of and make sure are ok daily, the boss moves you make! I can’t fathom how you do it all and still manage to look so f—fabulous!”

Continued Khloé, “If I get to be an ounce of who you are then I will be proud of myself!! I love you madly mom! Today and everyday you are Queen of the world bring on the martinis.”

A post shared by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Nov 5, 2017 at 8:53am PST

And like a true momager, Kris thanked all of her fans for their birthday wishes by reminding them to tune into watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Sunday night.

“Thank you for all of your sweet and thoughtful birthday messages!!” she wrote alongside a still from Sunday’s KUWTK episode. “Wishing all of you a beautiful Sunday. Can’t wait to celebrate with a brand new episode of #KUWTK tonight!! This week, I’m visiting @khloekardashian in Cleveland! ❤ #family #love”

RELATED VIDEO: Kris Jenner Is Still Living Her Best Life — Enjoys Yachting in Greece!

And even though the rest of Kris’ famous daughters haven’t wished their mother a happy birthday on social media yet, they’re all together — and documenting their recent junk food purchases on Snapchat.

“This is not an ad,” Khloé wrote alongside a picture documenting their indulgences, which included Pringles, Funyuns, and powdered donuts.

And Kim made sure to point out she’d picked up a pack of her favorite treat, Haribo gummy bears.

Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner shared some behind the scenes snaps of her sisters trying out a Snapchat filter.

“Fav filter of all time,” Kylie said about the faux-glasses, as Kourtney leaned in close to her younger sister so could get into the frame too.

It’s unclear where the KarJenner women are headed, but Kylie teased on the social media site, “GIRLS TRIP.”


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Happy Death Day Scares Off Blade Runner at Weekend Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well.

This weekend the “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the water.

Studio estimates Sunday show “Happy Death Day” took in $ 26.5 million from 3,149 North American theaters. With a $ 5 million production price tag, “Happy Death Day” is already a hit.

With a PG-13 rating, the film scored big with younger audiences — 63 percent were under 25.

It’s the latest success story from Blumhouse Productions, which earlier this year released “Split” and “Get Out,” with the help of Universal Pictures, which distributed.

Jim Orr, executive vice president of domestic distribution for Universal, said “Happy Death Day” is an original film that’s reimaging the genre.

“It’s as much thriller as it is horror film. It’s scary, it’s funny, and it has an extraordinarily clever script that is very well executed,” Orr said. “Blumhouse owns this space no doubt about it, and they do this better than anybody consistently.”

The film also had the benefit of coming on the heels of the massive success of “It,” which has earned $ 314.9 million domestically to date. The “Happy Death Day” trailer played in front of “It” at theaters, which “exponentially increased” audience awareness, said comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Horror continues to be one of the bright spots during a roller-coaster year at the box office.

“This is a horror gold rush at the theaters,” Dergarabedian said. “It’s been perhaps the most consistently positive story this year.”

One film that does not look destined for a happy ending is “Blade Runner 2049,” which fell 54 percent in its second weekend in theaters, adding $ 15.1 million to bring its domestic total to $ 60.6 million.

The film was a costly endeavor with a production price tag north of $ 150 million and was well-reviewed by critics. But it couldn’t manage to draw in significant audiences beyond the fans of the 1982 original, which was also a flop upon release.

Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” debuted in third place with $ 12.8 million from 2,515 screens, while “It” landed in fourth place in its sixth weekend in theaters.

The Kate Winslet and Idris Elba disaster pic “The Mountain Between Us” rounded out the top five with $ 5.7 million.

Other new releases landed outside the top 10. The Thurgood Marshall biopic “Marshall” took in a promising $ 3 million from 821 theaters.

“Marshall is off to a solid start,” said Open Road Films CEO Tom Ortenberg in a statement. “We expect Marshall to hold very well and run well into the fall.”

But the Wonder Woman creator biopic “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman” failed to capitalize from the massive success of “Wonder Woman” earlier this year. The film earned only $ 737,000 from over 1,200 locations.

“Goodbye Christopher Robin,” about author A.A. Milne and the creation of the beloved children’s books and characters, also got off to a poor start with $ 56,000 from nine theaters.

“October is off to a slow start,” Dergarabedian said.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1.”Happy Death Day,” $ 26.5 million ($ 5 million international).

2.”Blade Runner 2049,” $ 15.1 million ($ 29.3 million international).

3.”The Foreigner,” $ 12.8 million ($ 5.2 million international).

4.”It,” $ 6.1 million ($ 10.4 million international).

5.”The Mountain Between Us,” $ 5.7 million ($ 4.1 million international).

6.”American Made,” $ 5.4 million ($ 3.2 million international).

7.”Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” $ 5.3 million ($ 15.6 million international).

8.”The Lego Ninjago Movie,” $ 4.3 million ($ 9.5 million international).

9.”My Little Pony: The Movie,” $ 4 million ($ 4.9 million international).

10.”Victoria and Abdul,” $ 3.1 million ($ 1.9 million international).


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‘Happy Death Day’ Cast Competes in Horror Movie Trivia

Happy Death Day opens in theaters today. The cast — Jessica Rothe, Ruby Modine, and Israel Broussard — along with director Christopher B. Landon recently visited FANDOM, where we tested their horror movie chops.

We thought Landon would win this easily; he’s a horror movie buff and written/directed numerous horror films including multiple Paranormal Activity sequels.

We threw them a couple softballs before getting into some more obscure movie trivia. You might be surprised to see who took this one in the end.

What’s also evident in our cast interview is just how well they get along, which is also apparent in the film. Happy Death Day has an interesting plot. The main character, Tree (La La Land’s Rothe) gets murdered by a masked killer on her birthday (hence the title). But after she “dies,” her birthday — and her death day — resets, and she gets killed again.

You can learn more about what makes Happy Death Day unique from other slasher flicks here, and read our review of the new horror film here.

And if you like quizzes yourself, take this FANDOM quiz here to see what horror film you’d find yourself in.

QUIZ: Which 2017 Horror Movie Are You Living In?

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Happy UN International Day of the Girl!

To celebrate a day dedicated to the education and empowerment of girls, we meet 8 amazing young women around the world succeeding against the odds.

UN International Day of the Girl

Did you know that 15 million girls will never have the opportunity to learn to read and write in primary school or that a staggering 90% of countries still have at least one law that restricts economic equality for women?

Together with Plan International UK, we at Marie Claire are fighting to change this, and you can help too by donating here to the Girls Fund.

“Girls’ education and empowerment is an issue close to our heart and something we have long championed at Marie Claire,” says editor-in-chief Trish Halpin, who is chairing a panel with Plan UK International and Unilever today. Themes discussed will include everything from career choices and body image to how gendered inequalities create economic and social barriers to young women worldwide.

“Today is about taking time to think about what more needs be done and celebrating the girls out there succeeding against the odds.” With that in mind, we look at the amazing work being done by the charity with girls around the world and how you can support them too.

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Happy 350,000th birthday: Study pushes back Homo sapiens origins

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Genetic data from the skeletal remains of seven people who lived centuries ago in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Province is offering intriguing new evidence that our species, Homo sapiens, is older than previously believed.


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New ‘Happy!’ Trailer Is Demented, Amazing, and Very NSFW

Happy! might be the new show I’m most stoked about. Based on the graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, Happy! tells the story of Nick Sax. Nick is an ex-cop turned hitman and he’s about as sleazy as you can get. After a botched attempt on his life, Nick is resuscitated and finds he can now see a tiny blue unicorn named Happy.

Happy is the imaginary friend of Hailey, a little girl who has been kidnapped by an evil Santa Claus for… well, let’s just say it’s ugly stuff. Happy wants to try and get Nick to save Hailey and maybe find a little redemption in the process.

It’s a grimy, gonzo, gory, and goofy story. And now, we have our best look at the series yet in the form of a new trailer.

Warning! This Trailer Is Pretty NSFW!

WOW. This looks nuts. The series director is Brian Taylor, one of the co-directors of Crank. I’ve sung Crank‘s praises before and this looks like a fun continuation of Taylor’s manic approach to filmmaking. If it’s even half as bonkers as Crank, then we’re in for a hoot. Plus, he just put out the Nicholas Cage horror-comedy Mom and Dad (read our review) and it looks like he might be on a roll.

The graphic novel is a self-contained story and it seems like the first season of Happy! intends to tell that entire tale. Exactly how the show intends to go beyond one season could be difficult, but I trust the talent involved. Grant Morrison is on board as executive producer and writer, and I’ve already thrown my hat in with Brian Taylor. but how about that cast? Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt as the leads? Sold.

I’ll be screening the first episode of Happy! later this week at New York Comic-Con. My hopes are very high. I’ll let you know what I think. And you can watch Happy! when it premieres on Syfy on December 6.

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Uber is definitely not happy with Travis Kalanick’s board appointments

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Ousted Uber CEO but still-Uber-board-member Travis Kalanick named two new directors to Uber’s board without consulting anyone else at the ride-hailing company he founded. 

Despite Kalanick’s looming presence over Uber, the people actually running the company now were not happy with his scheme. 

“The appointments of [former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns] and [former Merrill Lynch chief John Thain] to Uber’s Board of Directors came as a complete surprise to Uber and its Board,” Uber said in a statement. “That is precisely why we are working to put in place world-class governance to ensure we are building a company every employee and shareholder can be proud of.”  Read more…

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Mathew Knowles Wishes Beyoncé a Happy Birthday: ‘I Remember the Day You Were Born’ [Video]

Mathew Knowles took to Instagram to wish his daughter Beyoncé a happy birthday.

We’re not sure why he couldn’t just pick up the phone, but he clearly wanted the world to hear the intimate words he had for his oldest superstar.

In the clip, he starts off by showing Bey ‘her city’ before diving into a quick anecdote about the day she was born.

It’s a sweet message, but also an odd one.

Check it out below.

Happy Birthday @beyonce! I love you and I’m so proud of you!

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Happy Anniversary! Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade Soak Up The Sun on Greek Baecation

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade are having a blast on their #WadeWorldTour as they celebrate their third wedding anniversary in the Greek Islands. The two said their “I Do’s” on August 30, 2014.

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5 hands-free items that keep my baby happy for 5 minutes

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So, it’s the witching hour. Dinner needs to be made, but my 2-year-old just woke up from her nap and wants to be cuddled. My 5-year-old needs me to do her hair “right now” and my baby just wants to be held. This scenario causes me the utmost stress.

I’m actually pretty calm, cool, and collected when my kids get hurt or are sick. I think I’ve done an okay job helping my kids manage friendships and interactions with people. But, boy do I lose my cool when they ALL WANT ME AT THE SAME TIME.

So, here are a few items that help me keep my hands free and my baby playful when I really need them.

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The Fisher-Price Infant‑to‑Toddler Rocker is one of my favorites. It can be used for several stages of your baby’s development: as a cradle, as a bouncer, and later as a toddler chair. My 6-month-old loves to play with the toys hanging above her. Sometimes I’ll sit her in the kitchen so she can watch me work. It’s one of the best go-to options for 0-6 months. (Amazon, $ 30.30)

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We have a love/hate relationship with Bumbos, but when they work, they are great. The “hate” part is that my babies are notoriously chubby. Her thick baby thighs combined with her cloth diaper means it takes two people to unwedge her.

The nice thing about the bumbo is it lets my baby sit up, and putting items on the tray lets her practice grabbing. Sometimes the five minutes I need is just to go to the bathroom. A Bumbo definitely fits better in our small bathroom than an activity center. (Amazon, $ 43.99)

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I have used our doorway jumper a few times to give my baby a different way to play. It’s fun watching her learn about her body and she squeals with joy when she gives herself a good lift. I just hang it on the lip of the doorway frame and off she goes. It’s nice when I’m trying to get a task done like laundry or dishes and I can look up at her and make eye-contact while she plays. (Amazon, $ 17.99)

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Activity centers are great for the next level of play. They’re designed to help your baby self-entertain. As the mother of a first-born who needed me to entertain her, I’m thrilled when I see my little baby enjoying activities on her own.

I also like this activity center because it can be used several ways. First with the little seat as they learn to use their legs to get around. Then you can take off the seat and they have an activity table to play at. Toys that last a few stages always get kudos from me. (Amazon, $ 69.00)

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And finally, we love our Summer Infant Pop’N Jump Portable Activity Center because I love the word portable. This play center folds down so it can easily be carried. I can take it outside and with the sunshade, my daughter’s protected from the sun while I’m gardening.

We take it with us camping, on trips or just use it in our living room. It has some attachable toys so it’s always ready to go. It’s part jumper so as my baby’s legs get stronger that feature is beginning to come into play too.  (Amazon, $ 69.99)

All of these items give me time to get stuff done when I can’t wear my baby. These toys are all great learning tools; Annie is exploring, touching, and learning how her body works. I like that Annie has lots of places to land and that each one offers something different for her to do.

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What’s your favorite way to get some hands-free time?

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Joey Lawrence Reacts to Matthew’s Rekindled Romance With Cheryl Burke: “They’re Happy”

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Kim Zolciak Slams Kenya Moore’s Happy Birthday Post to Husband Marc Daly: ‘Lies!’ [Photo]

Kim Zolciak took to Instagram to slam Kenya Moore’s marriage to Marc Daly.

Kenya’s currently celebrating her husband’s birthday in New York City and shared a pic of her and her new beau.

“Happy Birthday to my husband my one and only my everything,” she captioned online. “Your wife for life #MrsDaly.”

Kenya’s comments are off for that particular photo, but her post was reposted and Kim found herself commenting ‘Lies!’ in response.

We guess Kim’s still heated from that alleged altercation a few weeks ago…

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Amber Portwood’s Ex-Fiancé Matt Baier Says He Wants Her ‘to Be Happy and Safe’ as She Is Seen Kissing a New Man

Amber Portwood‘s ex-fiancé Matt Baier is sending her well wishes from afar.

Last month, the Teen Mom OG star opened up about her tumultuous relationship with Baier — with whom she joined the Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars — Family Edition cast — on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s podcastThis Life #YouLive, and revealed that the couple had split.

“We are talking, but we’re not talking in a sense that we’re going to get back together,” Portwood stated. “We argue too much.”

“We are not living together. We haven’t lived together in now almost two months,” Portwood told Pinsky. “I broke up with him before we went on Family Boot Camp.”

Despite the former couple’s split, Baier wants nothing but the best for Portwood.

“All I ever wanted for Amber is for her to be happy and safe,” Baier told E! News. “We spent three years building a life together and they were the three happiest years of my life. I wouldn’t trade them for anything.”

“Amber knows if she ever needs me I’m just a phone call away,” Baier, who is living in Las Vegas, Nevada, added.

Although Portwood didn’t take the possibility of a reunion off the table when speaking with Pinsky, she shared, “I’m trying to find me first before I even thinking about getting in another relationship with Matt.”

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But now it appears that the reality star has found romance with someone new!

In a recently surfaced video obtained by Radar, Portwood was captured kissing a tall mystery man, who can be seen rubbing the MTV personality’s back in the footage.

It’s been a roller coaster ride for Portwood, who put her wedding to Baier on hold in August 2016, after their relationship took a hit when she found out about his past mistakes. Reports surfaced that he allegedly failed to pay child support for several secret biological children with multiple women.

The pair appeared to have mended things in the months following, with Portwood telling PEOPLE in March that Baier was “completely into” tying the knot. But in May, a source told PEOPLE that their fall wedding was off.

Though the duo has since parted ways, they’re still in touch with one another.

“We still talk, of course, because love doesn’t just shut off like that,” Portwood told Pinsky. “That’s not how it works. I just want him to be happy.”


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