It’s Time to Revisit Trump’s History With Women

We're in the midst of a unique moment in modern history. Women are speaking up about the mistreatment they've suffered at the hands of powerful men – and people are actually listening. Whether the end result will be a backlash or a 

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This is why it’s a big deal that Kate Middleton “recycled” her coat

This is why it’s a big deal that Kate Middleton “recycled” her coat


This is why it’s a big deal that Kate Middleton “recycled” her coat

Did you hear? Kate Middleton recently recycled a coat she wore a few years ago. While we thought it was great news that a royal re-wore a coat from her first pregnancy, some people weren’t so impressed.

There’s no denying there’s been a heavy focus on Kate’s fashion choices. We even love learning about the nail polish she’s allowed to wear, but many just weren’t having it. Maybe it was the choice of word, that she “recycled” a garment, or the focus on clocking how many times she wears something. Or, perhaps it was pointing out something everyone does — i.e. remixing their wardrobe. Most human beings in the world wear an item more than once. It’s simply called getting dressed, not recycling.

Also, how many times do we talk or write about Prince William’s wardrobe or the wardrobe of any male celeb? That convo is pretty nonexistent in the media. But every woman on the red carpet is often asked, “Who are you wearing?” before the interview can even begin.

Okay, we get it. We really do.

However, here’s why Kate re-wearing a piece is a topic of conversation.

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Let’s be real, Kate isn’t just an everyday woman who can wear something and go unnoticed. She’s royalty. Entire sites are devoted to her style because women love her look. She’s following in the footsteps of her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, who also made waves for her sartorial choices.

Also, there are strict rules to being a royal. Literally, rules that include public displays of affection, wedding bouquets that must include myrtle, and not publicly speaking about politics. They’re not even allowed to eat shellfish!

But there are also specific fashion rules for royals that include wearing hats for formal events, tiaras being worn at a 45-degree angle, and there’s even a reason Prince George always wears shorts.

While Kate has reportedly spent more than $ 70,000 on her shopping budget this year, she has a strict rule of refusing to accept free clothes.

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Though a $ 70k clothing budget is nothing to scoff at, when you factor in the amount of events she attends on a weekly basis? It’s pretty easy to see how that cost can add up.

So when we see Kate wearing an item again, whether it’s a coat or nude heels, we say kudos. If there’s anyone who can get away with (and possibly afford!) wearing a new outfit every single day, it would be her. But we see that she chooses not to do that! So yeah, it’s okay to have a positive conversation about a woman with means choosing to maximize her closet.

And kudos to any woman who knows what she loves, knows what looks great on her, and will wear it again and again until she gets tired of it.



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CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It’s a Veteran NFL Player

A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players.

This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only published this week in the journal Neurosurgery, could help doctors identify and treat patients while they are still alive. CTE was previously only identifiable through a brain examination after death.

The subject of the diagnosis was not named in the study, but was reported by CNN to be Fred McNeill, who died in 2015 at age 63. McNeill played 12 seasons as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings before retiring in 1985.

The disease, which is linked to repetitive head injury, has symptoms including memory loss, anger and depression. Another study, published last year, found CTE in the brains of 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players examined. The NFL acknowledged the link between CTE and football for the first time in 2016.

The new breakthrough involves using an experimental brain scanning technique, where a radioactive ‘tracer’ that attaches itself to proteins associated with the disease can be picked up by a PET scan.

The report confirmed that a study of the patient’s brain after his death revealed the CTE diagnosis had been correct. The new scanning process has been used on at least a dozen other retired players, however McNeill’s case is the first to be confirmed via autopsy.


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Jennifer Lawrence: It’s A ‘Misconception’ To Think Sexual Harassment Is Just A Hollywood Problem

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What it’s like to be pregnant without a mom

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This is not a feel-good story about how I got pregnant and developed a deeper bond with my mother. It’s not about all the text messages we sent or how I called my mom at all hours to ask questions about pelvic pain and morning sickness.

I wish it were that story.

Unfortunately, my mom died in 2011, three years before my son was a reality.

There are a lot of things I wish, but probably the biggest one is that I could have experienced pregnancy with my mom by my side. And it was something I never thought about until the hole was already there.

Black and white photo of a woman in the 1970s with a tiny baby (adorable!) in a bonnet.

 

Suddenly the woman who brought me into the world and nurtured me into life – the woman who sweetened my oatmeal with mashed strawberries and rocked me to sleep in the ugliest, 1970s yellow rocking chair – was no longer with me.

 

A gorgeous little girl in pigtails sits behind a chocolate cake with a candle shaped like a 3. Next to her is her mother, an elegant woman dressed in gold.

 

When my mom died, essential things died with her. All the memories of my birth and early childhood, all her advice about pregnancy, any pearls of wisdom about motherhood – they disappeared the day she drew her last breath in hospice. She was gone before I ever thought to capture any of this information. (I don’t even know if I was born vaginally or via c-section.)

What this means is that pregnancy felt like a very solitary experience. I had my husband and friends, of course, but nobody else had a history of the body like my mom and me. I look into the mirror and I see her – I live with her stately nose and her pale complexion, even her stubbornly jiggly upper arms (curse you, mom!). It only stood to reason that she would understand my pregnancy in a way others couldn’t.

A pregnant woman wearing jeans and a striped tee-shirt holds a hawk on one gloved hand.

 

For that reason, my mom actually remained with me in a way I didn’t expect.

Every Braxton-Hicks contraction, every twinge of back pain, every time my arm weirdly went numb – every symptom led me down a path of thinking about her. I spent nights awake with searing heartburn and wondered if my mom experienced that too, and I dressed for the day daydreaming about what weird maternity clothes she might have worn. Finally, at the end of my pregnancy, when I was induced, I recalled my dad once said I needed a nudge to be born too.

I made it through the 9 months, because that was the only choice I had, and I did it with a shadow of my mom, as she was both present and gone. I guess this is what it means to love somebody and to be loved – my mom was by my side even in her absence.

And when I came home with my baby boy, the very first thing I did was to plop myself down in an ugly, yellow rocking chair, and rock my child to sleep.

Somehow I think she’s with my boy too.

What do you know, if anything,about your mother’s pregnancy with you?

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest push in a decades-long effort to commercialize vast stores of Alaska’s natural gas got a boost when the state announced a deal with three Chinese companies. But the $ 43 billion project is far from reality.
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We’re marking the 100th anniversary of the Communist takeover of the Russian government and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Revolution. I’m not trying to say they’re similar, except in one respect. In both cases, the new governments that followed got a financial rescue package by breaking up the monasteries and seizing church-owned property. Nobody…
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It’s Time for a Scandal Wedding, So of Course Bride-to-Be Quinn Has Gone Missing in This Sneak Peek

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“Star Wars” bosses have hidden the legendary Millennium Falcon in a woods not so far, far away. The iconic ship, featured in a number of the franchise’s films, is currently sat facing the elements surrounded by trees on the edge of the site of Longcross Studios in Chertsey, a town 27 miles southwest of London….
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Pandora tried to become more like Spotify and now it’s bleeding users

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Pandora is trying to reinvent itself as more than free internet radio. But subscriptions come with a price. 

Pandora has been losing users with each earnings report, at 73.7 million active listeners this quarter compared to 78.1 million this time two years ago. 

Pandora Q3 Users:
2015: 78.1M
2016: 77.9M
2017: 73.7M

— Lucas Shaw (@Lucas_Shaw) November 2, 2017

The 4.4 million dropoff in users comes as Pandora tries to make itself a player in the on-demand music streaming wars, up against Spotify, Apple Music, and the rest. 

This quarter, Pandora touted that its total paid subscribers were up 29 percent year-over-year to 5.19 million. For comparison, Spotify has 60 million subscribers and Apple Music has about 30 million. Pandora’s subscriptions brought in $ 84.4 million in revenue.  Read more…

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It’s The Coppers! 

Don’t worry, no one called the police. Rather, we are taking a moment to highlight an often neglected metal in the realm of menswear – copper. You can see it on a couple of cuffs from upscale workwear brands, but it serves more purposes than just complementing a rolled up chambray shirt. Its orange hue goes quite a bit more brown and darker than brass or gold, making it a unique addition to the right outfit. As orange is on the other side of the color wheel from blue, it can really stand out strong against an outfit heavy on navy.

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It’s official: When a bank screws you over, you’re on your own

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Senate Republicans do not want their constituents to be able to defend themselves against banks and credit card companies. 

The Senate split its vote down the middle on Tuesday over a new rule that would have protected consumers’ ability to sue financial institutions via class-action lawsuits. Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote to revoke the rule, which had barely been on the books for a month

What this means, in short, is that anyone interested in suing their bank is now less likely to do so—and less likely to win. Read more…

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‘It’s Been a Rollercoaster.’ Shawn Johnson East Reveals Miscarriage in Emotional Video

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East announced in an emotional YouTube video posted on Saturday that Johnson East had a miscarriage just two days after the couple found out they were pregnant.

“Today’s video is a little bit sensitive,” Johnson East, 25, said at the beginning of the video. “It’s not the happiest video but we feel like a lot of people go through this so we wanted to share it.”

The video — titled “pregnancy + heartbreak” — documented the couple’s whirlwind 48-hours pregnancy experience: from the moment when Johnson East showed herself crying joyful tears after taking two pregnancy tests which came back positive, to the moment the couple learned they had a miscarriage.

“The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life,” Johnson East captioned the video. “My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news. I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next.”

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After experiencing some unexpected bleeding, the video showed the couple driving to the doctor’s office where it was confirmed that the 2008 Olympian was miscarrying.

“So, it’s been a roller coaster of a few days,” Johnson East told the camera after the couple returned home. “We just got back from the doctor and I’m no longer pregnant. Somehow, I lost the pregnancy already. It sucks. It’s definitely no fun, guys … and having a doctor confirm that we miscarried doesn’t feel good.”

While holding up the pair of baby Converse sneakers Johnson East had given her husband to tell him she was pregnant, she assured her viewers that “We’ll use them again, of course.”

“This is by far the hardest video we’ve ever posted but we felt as though it was a story that needed to be shared as so many struggle with the same thing,” Johnson East wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot from the video. “@andrewdeast I love you more than anything in this world and I know you are going to make the greatest Daddy in the world someday. Thank you for being my rock through all of this.”

The couple tied the knot on a private farm in rural Tennessee in April 2016. Reflecting on their one-year anniversary, Johnson East told PEOPLE “It’s been the craziest year of our lives.”

“I love him more every single day,” she added. “The first year is the hardest and best year of your life!”

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This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels

This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels


This comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative in just four panels

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a freelancer and working for yourself, one comic strip nailed exactly what it’s like to be a freelance creative. Long-story short? It’s not as easy as you may think. Being a freelancer requires serious self-discipline, self-motivation, and balancing several responsibilities at once — to name just a few requirements. And then it comes with plenty of awkward complications. Like figuring out how to file your taxes.

Plus, there’s the whole getting-paid-thing, which is a whole other issue — how much money to charge, how quickly your client(s) will pay you, etc. And, let’s say you’re a writer or artist — some places may want you to work for free. Yup, FREE. Think about other jobs, an architect for instance. Can you imagine a client asking them to work for free? Here, design this building for us, but we can’t pay you… Luckily, one comic artist knows our pain.

This comic strip nails those freelance creative annoyances on the head.

As funny as this comic is, anyone who’s an artist or writer can likely relate — and the fact that a newspaper had printed it is ironic since some print and online publications ~don’t~ pay and ~do~ believe exposure is payment enough.

Want to know more? The artist is Rick Detorie.

You can find his work online and on Amazon. We’re grateful that @XenoStateOfMind, the Twitter user who shared the strip, went out of their way to give the artist credit. They also explained why they shared it online — and it wasn’t for personal exposure.

Hear, hear! And the Twitterverse found it just as relatable.

It’s not easy to hack the freelance life. But seeing comics like this from other creatives who get it makes it a little bit easier. When you find an artist or writer you love, support their work. We know we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for Rick Detorie in the future.



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Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday


Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Ever since the third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiered this Friday, everyone has been spontaneously breaking out in song. More specifically, everyone is singing the episode’s breakout hit, “Let’s Generalize About Men,” because it’s the hilarious misandrist anthem that the world needs right now.

One of the best things about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is that Rebecca Bunch manages to say what everyone wishes they could say (or, in this case, sing) while also pointing out just how ridiculous it is. “Let’s Generalize About Men” is the perfect example of why Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the best shows on TV. It satisfyingly expresses things that are annoying about men while also poking holes in the broad generalizations people make when talking smack with their friends.

Because the lyrics of “Let’s Generalize About Men” are just so perfect, we want to know more about it. And that’s when the beauty of social media really becomes palpable. That’s because Rachel Bloom, the brains behind Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the actress who plays Rebecca Bunch, shared some behind the scenes videos from creating the masterpiece on her Instagram. And they’re so much fun.

In one Instagram post, Rachel Bloom showed the girls practicing the choreography.

Yes! Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin (who plays Paula), Gabrielle Ruiz (who plays Valencia), and Vella Lovell (who plays Heather) look so amazing while body-rolling and singing the hilarious lyrics, “Let’s get super lit and not admit this is some kind of primal ritual we need now and then.”

In another video, Bloom shows the ladies singing the song at the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend table read.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how all of the actors might react to some of the show’s outrageous songs, this is your chance.

Yeah, it’s pretty exciting that we get to see Josh’s reaction to Bloom singing, “There are not exceptions, all three million men are like this!” Considering that Josh left Rebecca at the alter, her character needs to denigrate and denounce the entire male gender, and doing that with one’s girlfriends really is a part of the healing process after a bad breakup.

We’ve all been there.

Laughing is also important, and “Let’s Generalize About Men” successfully satirizes the wine-infused nights shared among a group of girls who just need to make unfounded statements about why men are terrible. Like saying, “All every man does everyday is watch porn, eat wings, burp, fart, and snore.”

It’s all in good fun on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. And “Let’s Generalize About Men” is just about one of the funniest songs ever made.



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Sometimes it’s okay to not Pinterest your lunch

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My friends have been sending me this video a lot this week. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a moment. I’ll wait.

If you don’t have time to watch it, it’s a how-to for making individual slices of peanut butter that can be saved in the freezer for when you are in a real rush and you don’t have time to spread peanut butter on a piece of bread.

The comments are the best part, honestly. They are mostly from parents who are baffled that we needed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich hack. I thought peanut butter and jelly was the hack. You can’t really get much more convenient than slapping a little PB&J on your bread and sending someone off to school.

Okay, there was that one time I ran out of bread. And peanut butter. And ended up sending the kids to school with bananas stuffed into hot dog buns, which I later discovered on Pinterest as a genius lunch hack. People are apparently attempting my desperate lunch move on purpose.

I say bring back the basic sandwich. We can’t make the kids instant mac & cheese anymore like our foremothers did. We can’t microwave them popcorn for an after-school snack. We’re supposed to have them in extra-curricular programs — but not have them too over-scheduled. When they’re not in school we’re supposed to be engaging in enriching activities at home. We’re supposed to know what they’re doing at all times but not be helicoptering. AND we’re supposed to feed them healthy things but still get them to actually eat.

Please. Please let me have this one sandwich without having to freeze it for three hours or roll it like sushi or DIY my own Uncrustables or cut it out of different colors of bread with a cookie cutter so it makes a cool looking puzzle. Please let me throw it into what I hope is a biodegradable baggie and stuff it into a lunchbox that my daughters find delightful but still empowering as females, along with fruit in a squeezable pouch and some fishy crackers (we can still eat fishy crackers, right?) and let. Me. Be. Done.

Pinterest and Facebook food videos are great for fun birthday cupcake ideas and cold weather soup recipes. I’m kind of addicted to them for that. But when people start trying to Pinterest PB&J, I need a nap.

Is there a hack you’ve seen that you thought was overboard? I’d love to hear it!

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It’s Seriously Time to Stop Body-Shaming Kate Middleton

It takes a special kind of horrible to trash pregnant Kate Middleton for looking “too thin” (on the official Kensington Palace Instagram account, no less) after weeks of her terrible case of hyperemesis gravidarum — severe, debilitating morning sickness.

It’s especially horrible considering the recent photos of the former Kate Middleton come from her appearance at a World Mental Health Day reception at Buckingham Palace on Oct. 10 — her public debut after weeks of bed rest (and the official announcement of her third pregnancy).

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Never mind that Kate’s got two other kids running her ragged (because we’re sure even adorable tots like Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, have trying days). Never mind that this is the third time the duchess has suffered from the condition. Never mind that Kate dragged her exhausted self out of bed to champion mental health advocacy. And never mind that she looked ridiculously fabulous in a demure blue lace Temperley London (one of her favorite designers) dress. Nope. The internet trolls pounced anyway.

“I can’t believe she’s prego, she looks too thin,” wrote one commenter.

Another called her “emaciated” and “severely malnourished.”

A third asked, “Is she pregnant?”

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For the love of all things good, people, just stop with the judgment. Don’t make Pippa Middleton come after you; an insider told Us that the duchess’s sister has been with her at the palace regularly. Kate is still not out of the hyperemesis woods yet, either, according to a royal aide who spoke with Hello! (can’t imagine the palace would keep that particular royal aide if they knew said aide was chatting up tabloids). The aide said, “The Duchess’ condition is improving, but she is still suffering.”

And we’re still suffering hearing about the incessant body-judging and -shaming that Kate (and plenty of other women) are receiving. Enough horribleness, humanity, OK? Enough.

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Our favorite comment on the Kensington Palace Instagram sums it up better than we can. “It is my sincere hope that EVERY SINGLE UNEDUCATED twit who is criticizing The Dutchess [sic] of Cambridge is stricken with intractable vomiting for a few days DO [sic] THEY CAN SEE what this precious young woman is experiencing and has been FOR MONTHS. it’s quite hard to gain any weight when you are puking your toenails up all day. Not to mention she is very tiny all the time. She has two other children she is expending calories on every day. Mainly I want to say thank you Kate for caring enough to make Mental Health a priority and mustering the energy and strength to show support even going through a rough patch of several months. If you are one of the ass hats commenting on her size in a negative way shut the fuck up and educate yourself.”

If we didn’t know better, we might think Pippa wrote that herself.

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Oliver Stone on Harvey Weinstein: ‘It’s Not Easy What He’s Going Through’

Oliver Stone has weighed in on Harvey Weinstein amid the growing allegations of sexual assault against his rival producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Coach To Change It’s Company Name To Tapestry And People Are Upset

Handbag company Coach is making a couple of changes, including the name of their products. On Wednesday, the company announced their new name will be Tapestry, Inc. The 76-year old company also serves as home to Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.

This news didn’t hold well with many of the company’s supporters; some claimed the name doesn’t identify with leather handbags at all.  In addition to the 2 percent decrease in company shares after the announcement, folks took to Twitter to express their disdain with the news.

While the Manhattan-based company is changing it’s name, the “Coach” label on the handbags will remain. The official name change will go into effect October 31st.

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Few people have worked more with Johnny Depp than Martin Klebba. The actor, who played Marty the Pirate opposite Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow, appeared in four of the five Pirates of the Caribbean films.

The latest, entitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, is the most action-packed yet. FANDOM caught up with Klebba recently to talk about the film and what it’s like with Depp on set.

Klebba’s most memorable scene in Pirates of the Caribbean 5 was the bank heist, where Captain Jack and company literally rip a vault out of a bank with a pack of horses.

“They were really well trained,” Klebba said of the animals in the ambitious action scene. “We didn’t have a whole lot to worry about.”

Animals costars are a major part of the Pirates franchise.

“In every film we’ve done with animals — whether it be the dog the monkey or the parrot and now the horses — they’ve all been great,” Klebba added.

And of course, we had to ask Klebba about another costar … Johnny Depp.

“He doesn’t get tired of doing Captain Jack,” Klebba revealed. “He’s fresh all the time … he gives you 110% every time.”

Any Depp fan knows this to be true; in addition to playing Captain Jack in five films since 2003, Depp performs at children’s hospitals and even surprised guests playing Sparrow on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland!

Relive the bank heist below and pick up Dead Men Tell No Tales out on Blu-ray this week!

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Atari doesn’t make game consoles anymore. The last time the company produced gaming hardware was in 1993 with the Atari Jaguar — or 1995’s Jaguar CD add-on, if you want to be incredibly technical — but for some reason a new Atari system is on the way. It’s called the Ataribox (???) and it’s a strange marriage of modern PC hardware and old-school design. It also doesn’t seem like it has any real reason to exist at all. The biggest info dump thus far comes courtesy of GamesBeat, which spoke to the creator of the console at length.

If you thought from its name that the Ataribox would essentially be Atari’s spin on Nintendo’s NES Classic model, nobody could blame you, but that’s simply not the case. The Ataribox is much more than just a retro box, boasting a custom AMD CPU paired with Radeon graphics, and it runs Linux. It will come pre-loaded with a bunch of classic Atari software, but it’ll also play PC games… on your television.

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Netflix’s “American Vandal” is unlike any true-crime show you’ve ever seen — and that’s why it’s great

Netflix’s “American Vandal” is unlike any true-crime show you’ve ever seen — and that’s why it’s great


Netflix’s “American Vandal” is unlike any true-crime show you’ve ever seen — and that’s why it’s great

Netflix’s latest true-crime documentary series, American Vandal, is very unlike its predecessors (think Making a Murderer and The Keepers.) That’s because American Vandal is a true-crime satire that centers on a documentarian, Peter (Tyler Alvarez), who’s determined to find out whether an accused vandal, Dylan (Jimmy Tatro), really spray painted phallic imagery onto 27 cars at the local high school.

YOU READ THAT RIGHT.

So, how did American Vandal come about? For one thing, co-creators Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault have a history with documentary parody. “We did a series of [30 for 30-like] documentaries,” Yacenda explained to HelloGiggles at the show’s recent Los Angeles premiere. “We did Space Jam. They were very serious. We just adore documentary in general.”

They soon realized they had a shared love of true crime, some favorites being Making a Murderer, Serial, and The Jinx. And were determined to do something with the genre.

“The conceit was if we could make something as well made — and with as much care and attention as The Jinx or Making a Murderer — and use all of those tools and conventions that they use as well as they use them, then you could get somebody to care about dicks.”

He added, “We just wanted to take it as seriously as possible so you’re into the mystery and you’re trying to figure it out yourself.”

The show does just that, and uses tropes from the genre in a very effective way.

“We wanted to capture the unreliable narrator of Sarah Koenig in Serial, who brings you in as an audience and says ‘Hey, let’s figure this out together,’” Yacenda explained. “I think that’s one of our big tentpoles is trying to get the audience in on our side and just say ‘Hey, let’s find out together who drew the dicks.’”

Showrunner Dan Lagana echoed that Koenig was a big influence. “I think Sarah Koenig is a genius and to have that voiceover, that narrator, that storyteller walking you through this — in the most compelling way possible, feeling like you’re on that journey with her, which she does so brilliantly — that was an important thing that I thought we needed to instill in this.”

He continued, “We took so many passes at the voiceover to make sure that Tyler Alvarez felt like the high school equivalent of Sarah Koenig. Maybe not as smart as he thinks he is, but trying that hard. And your heart goes out to him as he does it because you can feel how excited he is to tell the story — just like Sarah is in Serial.”

The authenticity of its characters and setting certainly helps create a convincing satire.

These kids truly feel like people you knew in high school. “We wanted to make a story that was deeper than just a dick joke, so we wanted to have well-rounded characters,” Perrault said, then turning to the setting. “But on a comedy level, high school is such an ideal setting for us and if you think about it, our whole theory in comedy, we’re talking about very, silly stuff and treating it very seriously, especially with this show.”

“And high school is very appropriate for that because, in high school, you take everything seriously, even though you’re talking about real low-stakes stuff — hookups and who’s friends with who and who’s dumping who,” he continued. “We thought that high school was the perfect setting for a true-crime parody because of how overly serious we treat everything when we’re in high school.”

All things considered, American Vandal really does feel like a true-crime show.

You’re desperate to know if Dylan committed the crime, while still appreciating the humor of this extraordinary situation. But while on the subject of origins, one has to wonder: Out of all the hilarious routes you could take a true-crime parody, why…phallic graffiti?

“It was the silliest thing we could come up with at the time that would be the funniest to treat as if it were a murder,” Perrault explained. “You have a few other options. You have poop, for example, but we thought dicks was a good start, and that’s where we decided to go for Season 1.”

Season 1, eh? The show only just debuted on Netflix, but could a Season 2 already be in the works?

“We’d love to continue the series and all I can say about it is that there are many tropes that we didn’t hit in the first season that we would hit in the second,” Perrault said. “It’s just become such a huge genre at this point and there have been so many true-crime docs that came out even since we ended production.”

Which is to say that the creative team would have a ton of new material to work with. In fact, they’re already keeping Amanda Knox, The Thin Blue Line, S-Town, and Serial Season 2 in mind.

We’ll wait with baited breath for word about more American Vandal, and in the meantime, we’ll watching, finishing, and (in all likelihood) re-watching the show — now on Netflix.



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First Look: The Woman Responsible for Kevin Hart’s Alleged Sex Tape Admits It’s a Money Grab [Photo]

Here’s the first look at the alleged sex tape behind the multi-million dollar extortion attempt against Kevin Hart.

That’s definitely Kevin in the photo — and that’s definitely not his wife. We see why he hurried up and published that apology…it’s only a matter of time before more of the compromising footage surfaces.

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The 4 minute and 47 second video is highly produced, with audio from Kevin on various radio shows as the video rolls.  The video cuts to a bedroom scene where it appears 2 people are having sex on a bed.  You can’t see the people in the bed, but afterward you see a naked man walking in the room and it definitely looks like Kevin.

Now here’s what’s shocking … the extortionist who made the video says says the point is 2-fold … to expose Kevin and to get money.    

“The real reason Kevin Hart orchestrated the Texas Hurricane Relief Fund, this so-called good deed was done to get ahead as he knew this damaging footage was one click away from being exposed as the liar and cheater he is.  Kevin Hart was privy to me wanting to expose him as I have made countless attempts to expose this information to various blogs, in an attempt to also get paid.”

Sources connected to Kevin tell TMZ, whatever happened on the video, Kevin’s hurricane relief efforts had nothing to do with the extortion attempt.

During the video you hear Kevin in interviews talking about being young and unfaithful in his first marriage but now that he’s 36 he’s learned to handle things differently, especially since it’s so easy to get caught.

As we reported, the FBI is on the case and have a suspect.  It’s unclear if they’re looking at the woman who was with Kevin in the video or whether it’s someone who either secretly recorded the encounter or gained access to the iPhone that captured it.

Damn, Kevin.

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Man Pleads to Felony Murders of Maryland Sisters Who Vanished During Mall Trip in 1975: ‘It’s Been a Long Time’

On Tuesday morning a 60-year-old sex offender admitted to the felony murder of two young Maryland sisters who vanished during a trip to the mall in 1975, PEOPLE confirms.

Lloyd Lee Michael Welch Jr. pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree felony murder when he appeared in court in Bedford County, Virginia, the Washington Post reports — partially resolving a decades-old case with a long grip on the community.

Despite Welch’s plea, key questions about what happened and by whom remain unanswered. Prosecutors have said that Katherine Lyon, 10, and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon were abducted in Maryland in March 1975 and then killed, after which their remains were disposed of — but never found.

Welch was prosecuted in Bedford because it is believed the remains of at least one of his victims was buried there, according to the Post.

According to the Associated Press, Welch denies being responsible for the girls’ deaths or sexually assaulting them, but he admitted to being a party to their abduction, during which they were killed. Under Virginia law, that allowed him to be charged with felony murder.

On the day they vanished, the Lyon girls went to the Wheaton Plaza mall in Montgomery County, Maryland, to shop for Easter decorations and grab a bite to eat. They were never seen or heard from again.

Welch was sentenced to 48 years in prison as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors. However, his sentence won’t start until after the completion of a sentence he is serving Delaware for molesting a 10-year-old girl

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As part of his deal with prosecutors, Welch agreed to plead guilty to two unrelated child sex abuse cases, according to the Post, with sentencing concurrent with his term for the felony murders. Montgomery County prosecutors further declined to pursue charges of their own as a result of Welch’s plea, the newspaper reports.

Bedford County prosecutors did not immediately return a call. Welch’s defense team was not immediately available to comment.

His admission so many years after the girls were killed — and despite a lack of physical evidence, including bodies — was heralded by some this week as an accomplishment by law enforcement.

“I think what they did was unprecedented,” Robert Lowery, a vice president at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, told the Post.

Welch was only developed as a suspect in recent years, after he was already incarcerated in an unrelated sexual assault case. However, he eventually gave multiple incriminating statements about his role in the Lyons case to law enforcement, only some of which were suppressed ahead of trial.

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Welch’s plea meant “we can all be assured that will never be free to victimize another child or destroy another family,” said Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, according to the Post.

Authorities have reportedly said they believe Welch did not act alone in abducting and killing the Lyons, but other participants are either dead or their roles could not be proven.

Katherine and Sheila’s parents and siblings were reportedly at the hearing on Tuesday. Afterward their dad, John, addressed the media.

“We just want to say thank you,” he said outside the courtroom. “It’s been a long time. We’re tired and we just want to go home.”

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Yes, it’s normal for your kindergartner to be THAT tired

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It’s a mysterious phenomenon that happens every year around this time. Kids who gave up napping years ago are now coming home from school exhausted, desperate for an afternoon siesta. I was reading this BabyCenter thread where moms were asking each other about it just this week.

It’s totally normal.

Every one of my kids, by the time they got to kindergarten, had given up sleeping in the afternoons. But it didn’t take me long to notice that once school started, they needed that nap back desperately. They’d come home, barely hold it together through lunch, and I’d send them straight to bed. One of my kids kept it up for the next three years — she didn’t always need a nap, but she needed to sit in her room by herself for at least half an hour after school to wind down before she could come out and deal with people again.

It makes sense. Kids go from fairly unstructured time over the summer to sitting in chairs and learning new rules and (hopefully!) making friends and even learning a new bathroom policy each year. And this is all before they even begin trying to learn to read and do math and all that other stuff. No wonder they’re exhausted.

I’ve noticed that my kids tend to take about two weeks to adjust. In the meantime, they’re tired and cranky and argumentative and just fried when they get home. If it makes you feel better, kids will often hold it together at school and then fall apart at home where it’s safe, so…maybe see it as a compliment?

Whatever you do, don’t plan anything huge during those first few weeks. It’s all they can do to get through school. Jen Hatmaker, a writer and mom of five, gives us all some excellent advice in this Facebook post about the first few weeks:

“Your mission should you choose to accept it because you are a Smart Person is to do and plan nothing the first weekend after school starts. Let their little bodies catch up. They are exhausted after their summer of being sloth children who now have to think and pay attention for seven hours a day.”

I’d say it takes even longer for them to catch up, and even then, be ready for napping and quiet times in the afternoon if they need it.

Sometimes it’s hard being a kid.

How do you handle the first few weeks of school?

Images by Laura Falin

 

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Why It’s Good for Women to Eat More Low-Glycemic Foods

Why It’s Good for Women to Eat More Low-Glycemic Foods

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What are the leading causes of death in women in the United States?

You may have thought the glycemic index was only for people with diabetes, but a number of scientific studies have suggested that it could be beneficial for all women.

Heart disease and cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these two diseases were the leading causes of death in women in 2014, which is the latest year for which they have complete data.

What’s one way you can reduce risk of both of these diseases, as well as the 7th leading cause of death—diabetes?

Eat more foods that are low on the glycemic index.

You may have thought the glycemic index was only for people with diabetes, but a number of scientific studies have suggested that it could be beneficial for all women. Here’s why.

What is the Glycemic Index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a system that measures the blood glucose (or blood sugar)-raising potential of foods. Those that can raise it significantly have a higher rating on the index, while those that raise it less noticeably have a lower number.

We need carbohydrates for a healthy life, but our modern-day diet involves a lot of what is called “simple carbohydrates” that break down quickly. This is great if we need fast energy, but when we eat too many of these types of foods, the body can have a hard time keeping up with processing the glucose, leaving too much in the blood.

 

A professor of nutrition at the University of Toronto named David Jenkins created the glycemic index in 1981 to help people with diabetes. These people have higher blood sugar levels than normal, which can lead to serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, kidney disease, vision problems, and more.

In his research on food and blood sugar levels, Jenkins found some surprising things—mainly, that foods like white bread caused blood sugar levels to spike higher than ice cream did! Obviously, there was something about these foods that were dangerous for diabetes patients.

As he continued his studies, he realized that foods contain different types carbohydrates—nutrients that supply energy to the body. Some of the carbohydrates (or carbs) broke down quickly into glucose (sugar) in the body, and some took longer to do so.

Those that broke down more quickly resulted in higher blood sugar spikes after a meal—dangerous for diabetic patients, and unhealthy for people without diabetes, too. So the professor created an index to help diabetes patients choose foods that would break down more slowly, and thus help them keep their blood sugar levels stabilized.

How We Gain Energy from Food

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for the body. The digestive system converts them into glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar, which the body then uses for energy in the cells, tissues, and organs. Extra glucose is stored in the liver and muscles for later use.

We need carbohydrates for a healthy life, but our modern-day diet involves a lot of what is called “simple carbohydrates” that break down quickly. This is great if we need fast energy, but when we eat too many of these types of foods, the body can have a hard time keeping up with processing the glucose, leaving too much in the blood. Over time, this can lead to type 2 diabetes.

According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4 percent of the population, had diabetes, with 1.5 million more diagnosed every year. This is an astounding increase from the year 2000, when only 12.05 million people had the disease, according to the CDC. Diabetes is currently the 7th leading cause of death among women and men.

The Connection Between High GI Foods and Health Problems

Studies have connected high-GI diets to a higher risk of health problems, even in people who don’t have diabetes. That’s because having a high blood sugar level damages the body in several ways. Here are some examples:

  • Reduces levels of nitric oxide in the blood, increasing risk of high blood pressure and narrowing blood vessels.
  • Damages nerves in the hands and feet, as well as in the stomach.
  • Damages small blood vessels in the retina, causing vision problems.
  • Creates “sugary blood,” which is thicker and stickier than normal blood (imagine a sugary beverage)—this type of blood damages blood vessels in the kidneys, eyes, and heart.
  • Overtaxes the kidneys—they have to work overtime trying to filter out that extra glucose. Eventually, they don’t function as well as they used to.
  • Affects the brain—that sugary blood damages blood vessels in the brain, too, which can create memory problems and may even increase risk for dementia.
  • Dries out the skin. High blood glucose levels sap the body of fluid, which shows up in dry, cracked, and itchy skin.

Having too much sugar in the blood is just plain bad for you. Over a long period of time, it can increase a woman’s risk of all these problems and more, including the leading cause of death—heart disease. Keeping blood sugar levels steady, however, can create significant health benefits.

4 Ways Controlling Blood Sugar Benefits Women

Studies on the glycemic index have shown that adhering to a diet of foods with lower ratings may create the following benefits for women.

1. Lower risk of heart disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, and we all know that eating a healthy diet can help us avoid it. But in the past, we’ve mostly been focused on lowering fat. Recent studies, though, have suggested that may have been a mistake, as some fats are actually good for us.

Could it be that we’d be smarter to focus on carbohydrates? One large study of 75,000 women suggests we might be.

Researchers recruited women aged 38 to 63 who had not been diagnosed with diabetes or any cardiovascular disease. They followed them for 10 years, and calculated the average glycemic load of each one. They found that women who consumed a diet with more foods high on the glycemic index were more likely to suffer from heart disease than those who ate more foods with low GIs. Researchers concluded that a diet with a high glycemic load increased the risk of coronary heart disease, independent of any other risk factors.

Other studies have suggested that eating more foods with low GIs could improve cholesterol levels, which could also decrease risk of heart disease.

2. Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.

This one makes sense, as the glycemic index diet was created for diabetic patients in the first place. But even if you don’t have diabetes, it may be wise to eat low-GI foods to help prevent it. As mentioned above, more and more people are being diagnosed with this serious disease every year, and many of you reading this article are already at risk.

Ask yourself—are you…

  • Overweight or obese?
  • Inactive (need to exercise more)?
  • Suffering from high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol?
  • Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or Asian-American (these races are at higher risk)?
  • Suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?
  • Forty years or older?

All of these factors increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. If anyone in your family has it, you are even more vulnerable. Fortunately, studies show that diets with lower glycemic loads were associated with lower rates of diabetes.

One trial followed over 65,000 women for 6 years. Those who ate more high-GI foods had a 47 percent increased risk of developing diabetes, compared to those who ate more low-GI foods.

3. Lower risk of breast cancer.

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 40,610 women will die from breast cancer in 2017.

Studies on glycemic index and breast cancer have been inconsistent, but there is some evidence that eating low-GI foods may help reduce risk. In a 2015 study on 1,000 women with breast cancer and 1,074 matched controls aged 35 to 69, researchers found that high carbohydrate diets were associated with an increased risk of breast cancer among premenopausal Mexican women.

An earlier 2008 study found similar results, with “rapidly absorbed carbohydrates” (foods with a high GI) being associated with postmenopausal breast cancer risk among overweight women. And in 2004, researchers reported that a high glycemic load increased risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women with low levels of activity.

These studies suggest that particularly if you’re overweight and getting little exercise, you may be wise to choose more low-GI foods.

4. May help you lose weight. 

You may have heard that eating fewer carbohydrates could help you lose weight. Studies are mixed, but there is some evidence that choosing carbohydrates that break down more slowly in your system can help you feel fuller, longer, and thereby increase your resistance to overeating.

A 2012 study of overweight or obese people found that low- or moderate-carbohydrate diets and low-fat diets were equally effective at reducing body weight and waist circumference. Lowering the GI of conventional diets has also proven to be more effective at helping moms reduce postpartum body weight.

Other studies have shown no effect on weight when eating low-glycemic foods, so we still don’t have all the answers, but we have enough evidence to make it worth a try if you want to shed a few stubborn pounds. Going low-glycemic may be just what you need to do to get you over the hump.

How to Choose Low-Glycemic Foods

If you’re interested in the low-glycemic index diet, what do you do?

It’s easy, really. You can simply refer to the glycemic index, which is available on a number of websites across the Internet. But you can also understand that most foods that have high numbers are not really good for you anyway. They include highly processed foods and sugary items:

  • Highly-processed foods made of white flower, including white bread and baked goods
  • Candy, cookies, donuts, and other sweet treats
  • White pasta and white rice
  • White bagels
  • Potato chips
  • Sugary cereals
  • White potatoes

To choose a low glycemic diet, add more of the following to your daily diet. Combining low-GI foods with high-GI foods can also help you avoid blood sugar spikes, and adding fiber helps slow food breakdown in your system:

  • Wholegrain bread, pasta, rice, cereals, and crackers
  • Sweet potatoes rather than white potatoes
  • Fiber-packed veggies
  • Bran flakes (instead of corn flakes)
  • Thin-crust pizza loaded with veggies (rather than thick crust)
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Whole fruits (with the skin)

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“Statistics About Diabetes,” American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/.

“Long-term Trends in Diabetes,” CDC, April 2017, https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/slides/long_term_trends.pdf.

“How High Blood Sugars Damage Blood Vessels,” DiabetesinControl.com, May 26, 2009, http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/how-high-blood-sugars-damage-blood-vessels/.

“Low Glycemic Index Diets,” HCA Healthcare, https://hcahealthcare.com/hl/?/38396/Low-Glycemic-Index-Diets.

Simin Liu, et al., “A prospective study of dietary glycemic load, carbohydrate intake, and risk of coronary heart disease in US women,” The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, June 2000; 71(6):1455-1461, http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/71/6/1455.full.

Salmeron J, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, et al. Dietary fiber, glycemic load, and risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in women. JAMA. 1997;277:472-477, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9020271.

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Martin Lajous, et al., “Carbohydrate intake, glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of postmenopausal breast cancer in a prospective study of French women,” American Society for Clinical Nutrition, May 2008; 87(5):1384-1391, http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/87/5/1384.full.

Susan Higginbotham, et al., “Dietary Glycemic Load and Breast Cancer Risk in the Women’s Health Study,” Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev., January 2004; 13(1):65-70, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4166477/.

Hu T., et al., “Effects of low-carbohydrate diets versus low-fat diets on metabolic risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials,” Am J Epidemiol., October 2012; 176(Suppl 7):S44-54, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23035144.

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For half a century, Mindy Reed has enjoyed a love affair with the NFL. As one of three daughters, she bonded with her father, a machinist living in Connecticut, over football. She wore a Bart Starr jersey as a kid, and recalls seeing Joe Namath play at the Yale Bowl in a 1969 exhibition game. As Reed climbed the corporate ladder at Dell in the 1980s and 90s, her football knowledge served as entrée into the old boys’ club. After switching careers — Reed, 61, is now a librarian in Austin — she continued to consume football. Reed rooted for the Seattle Seahawks, because wide receiver Tyler Lockett attended her alma mater, Kansas State.

But, Reed swears, now she’s done.

Reed plans on boycotting the NFL this season because no team has offered a job to ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose peaceful protest of police brutality during the National Anthem last season sparked a firestorm. It’s not just that teams haven’t extended an offer to Kaepernick, once one of the most promising signal callers in the league, who led the Niners to a Super Bowl in 2013, and threw an admirable 16 touchdown passes, against just four interceptions, for an undermanned San Francisco team a year ago. No team even invited him to training camp for a tryout.

So when an NFL commercial comes on TV, Reed immediately flips the channel. “I don’t take this lightly,” she says about her boycott, citing the important role football has played in her life. “But a line has been crossed, as far as I’m concerned.” Reed, who is white, believes Kaepernick’s protest against the killing of unarmed black people is completely justified. She says police regularly pull over her husband, who is African-American, for “driving while black.”

“For me, it’s personal,” says Reed. “We need to support people who remind us we don’t live in a post-racial society.”

Reed joins a growing number of Americans who say they will swear off NFL football until a team signs Kaepernick. A #NoKaepernickNoNFL petition on Change.org has received over 175,000 signatures. Hundreds of Kaepernick supporters rallied outside of NFL headquarters in New York City in August. If the boycotters follow through on their promises to stop watching games and buying merchandise, NFL owners may see a dent in their bottom lines. They feared fans would walk out on them if they signed the controversial QB. But by steering clear of Kaepernick, they’ll likely get boycotted anyway.

“There are probably more people out there who are against Colin Kaepernick protesting than there are people who support him,” says Vic Oyedeji, an African-American NFL fan who started the Change.org petition. “But at the end of the day, the people supporting Colin will have enough of a voice to make a change.”

NFL teams have signed more than 30 quarterbacks not named Colin Kaepernick to contracts since Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers deal in March. (If Kaepernick had not opted out, the 49ers were planning on cutting him; new coach Kyle Shanahan prefers traditional pocket passers for his system). That figure does not include 2017 draft picks, or QBs who re-signed with their squads. But it otherwise includes 19 players who have never completed a pass in an NFL regular season game. Kaepernick’s completed 1,011.

How did this happen? While Kaepernick is almost certainly a less effective player than he was during his Super Bowl run, many fans are convinced that NFL teams have blacklisted him because of his anthem protest. In July, Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Buscotti acknowledged that signing Kaepernick could offend his customers; he requested that Ravens fans “pray for us” as the team contemplated offering Kaepernick a contract. NFL players who have been convicted of drunk driving, obstruction of justice, theft, gun possession, domestic violence, assault, vehicular manslaughter, and other crimes have returned to the field. Baltimore passed on Kaepernick.

Watching a team like the Miami Dolphins pull Jay Cutler, a white quarterback with inferior statistics during his injury-ridden 2016 campaign, out of retirement rather than give Kaepernick a shot strikes a raw nerve for many fans. “What we’re actually seeing in real time is the more qualified black guy being passed over for a less qualified white guy, for non-football reasons,” says J. Wyndal Gordon, a Baltimore attorney — and fan of the Ravens and Washington Redskins — who plans to skip the NFL this year. Boycotters fear Kaepernick’s situation sets a dangerous precedent. “If footballs players can’t express themselves in a peaceful way, it’s almost like saying they can’t be free in a free country,” says Derek Harris, a high school assistant principal in New York City. “The NFL has a right not to choose Kaepernick. We have a right to not support the sport.”

Some Kaepernick supporters, however, consider an NFL boycott misguided. “Take the picket signs and go protest a police commissioner, a mayor, a city council,” says Shelby Jones, a tennis pro in Washington, D.C. who is African-American. “Protest the people in civic duty who brought about the Colin Kaepernick protest. There is a fight going on. And we’re fighting the wrong person.”

Regardless, the boycotters are sticking to their plan. For hardcore NFL fans, tuning out football won’t be easy. “But I’ll get used to it,” says Oyedeji. “We are all creatures of habit. I’m doing my duty as a person of color.” Reed, the Austin librarian and half-century supporter of the NFL, has come to terms with her withdrawal. If Kaepernick signs, she’ll be back. In the meantime, she’ll be doing other things this fall.

“Who knows what I might discover out there,” says Reed. “I certainly know how to read a book.”


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It’s not my job to talk other women into having kids

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Laura Falin

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I have four children.

I love them all more than my own life. I can’t imagine this world without each of them. They are incredibly fascinating, quirky, brilliant people (who, me? Biased? Whaaaaat?)

People assume that because I’m tripping over children wherever I go, I must want them to have some, too. I will say it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. But I get that it’s not for everyone and that’s okay.

I also see a lot of warnings about not asking couples if they plan to have children because you don’t know the private struggles they may be having. Perhaps they desperately want children but can’t. I agree. It’s terribly tacky to nag other people about having kids. Not just because you don’t know their medical history, but also because…maybe they just don’t want them.

Kids are hard. They yell. They’re sticky. Sometimes they smell funny. They’re frustrating and they move fast and they ask questions I don’t know the answer to. They require an entire restructuring of the lives they touch the most — do you work or stay home? If you do work, what do you do with them? Do you move to a place with better schools? Do you homeschool?

Suddenly, no one can go out at night or do much charity work or travel. Parents are making career sacrifices and relationship sacrifices…and it’s all worth it when you know in your heart that you were meant to have these children. But what if you don’t? It’s perfectly okay to say that you don’t want to give those things up to have kids instead. In fact, I think parents of all people ought to realize that not everyone should have kids. It’s not a character flaw. It’s just people, in all our wonderful diversity, being suited for different things on this planet. Thank goodness.

So sweet. So adorable. So. Much. Work.

So let’s stop telling people who don’t want kids what a mistake they’re making. Let’s stop telling them they don’t know what love is until they have children. They do, I promise they do. They even love my children, which is sometimes hard when you’re not related to them (okay, even when you are related to them…).

And a special “thank you” to those childless adults who come alongside us and our kids and help us with the hard things. We know you don’t have to do that. But we’re so glad you do.

Have you ever been nagged to have kids? How did you handle it?

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Vanessa Grimaldi Says ‘It’s Okay to Feel Broken’ After Split from The Bachelor’s Nick Viall

Vanessa Grimaldi has spoke out for the first time since her split from Nick Viall.

“It’s okay to feel broken. It’s okay to cry,” she captioned an Instagram photo Monday of herself overlooking a pond while leaning on the shoulder of a friend.

“It’s okay to lean on a friend,” she continued. “In the end, it will always be okay.”

Viall, 36, and Grimaldi, 29, broke up Friday, five months after their proposal aired on ABC.

“It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement,” they said in a joint statement. “We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”

 

Viall appeared on two previous seasons of The Bachelorette and season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise before taking his turn as the lead suitor earlier this year. While he asserted he finally found the one, even before getting engaged, L.A.-based Viall and Canadian Grimladi struggled to decide where they would continue their relationship.

“I haven’t been able to go to Montreal outside of the show,” he previously told PEOPLE, adding that they weren’t rushing to plan their wedding. “I think we’re just focused on that right now. We’re very open about the fact that we have a long way to go and we’re excited about that journey.”

Following their split, a source close to the pair told PEOPLE that they were never on the same page.

“Their friends knew the relationship wouldn’t last,” said the source. “It was a mismatch from the start. She’s super fun, bubbly and outgoing and he’s more of a serious personality and more introverted. She would try to bring him out of his shell, but he’s just not as comfortable in big groups.”

Viall is handling the split “okay,” the source added. “It wasn’t an overnight decision, and they’re amicable.”


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4 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to Grow Your Business

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I  understand the importance of getting a business up and running before leaving a full-time job, because I did just that. For about 10 years, I was running a small virtual PR & branding consulting agency as a side hustle. I was lucky to receive referrals from friends and my website. It was so lucrative that I was able to pay off my student loans early, positioning me to be financially stable enough to leave my full-time job as director of corporate communications and marketing at a publicly traded company.

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I had retained a few good clients and figured out how to leave my job and never looked back. Now four years later, running my branding agency full time, I am extremely fulfilled.

The decision to leave my paycheck was a gut feeling and I had a sense of confidence that I would succeed. However, I find some entrepreneurs miss the indicators when it’s time to venture out on their own.

Two Full-Time Jobs, One Full-Time Business

Recently, a client asked me to advise the owners of a 32,000-square-foot cold/dry storage commercial warehouse. They wanted to learn more about business development, social media strategy, and how to gain peer influence in similar businesses.

These business owners were only willing to meet with me after 6 pm or, worse, on a Saturday, not because they are too busy running the business, but because they are too busy working for someone else. So these entrepreneurs own a full-time brick and mortar business with employees and customers, yet they are still punching someone else’s clock.

The 4 Signs It’s Time for You to Quit Your Day Job

These business  owners were expecting me to sacrifice my evening hours or a Saturday (of all days) to meet with them about their business. Yet they were unwilling to sacrifice their day job hours. Unfortunately, that is not how it works.

Don’t get me wrong, I can be flexible—especially with small business owners with an operational time crunch. But if you are too busy working for someone else to meet with me during normal business hours to receive the advice you need, then it seems your business is not a priority for you.

If you find yourself in a similar job vs. business quandary, here are four signals that it is time to cut the umbilical cord otherwise known as employment:

You Own Commercial Space

Real estate is a huge investment. If you have launched or grown a business that has its own location, you have hit the big time. You now have a space where you need to be—if not every day, then most of the week. Remember, you are responsible for the bills for the location.

You Can’t Get Out of Work to Network

All of the amazing organizations, breakfasts, luncheons, mix-and-mingles are important to attend. If you can’t legitimately get out of your day job to attend them, then it’s time to be in control of your schedule 100%. Only consistent networking reaps rewards that can turn into opportunity for your enterprise. An inability to skip out of work when it’s best for you is hindering your progress.

You Have Employees

Congratulations on earning enough revenue to employ people to run your business! But don’t celebrate too soon. If you can’t work in your business for what you are paying others to work for you, perhaps business ownership is not right for you. Entrepreneurship is full of sacrifices and if you won’t sacrifice for your business, why would anyone else?

Your Growth Is Stagnant

When you focus on a business, it is more likely to grow. As long as more than half of your focus is on the success of someone else’s company, yours will suffer. Perhaps you aren’t winning new customers. Or you aren’t generating referrals and leads.

The moment I decided to leave full-time employment to scale up my firm, my world changed. I suddenly received more referrals plus new website leads.

Leaving the comforts of your full-time gig may be scary, but ask yourself why you started your side business in the first place. Was it for extra income (which, in that case, keep it as a side business)? Or did you desire freedom to do what you love? If the later, it is time to take a leap of faith to follow your passions. Your future self will thank you one day.

 

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If you’re a masochistic Los Angeleno who’s looking for love/attention, good news: Nick Viall is newly single. The Wisconsin native has just soured on his latest Bachelor franchise romance—after five months of long distance engagement, the former Bachelor and his ex-fiancée Vanessa Grimaldi are officially calling it quits. Either Nick Viall, a former software sales executive and current face of a subscription service for men’s grooming products, is unlovable, or The Bachelor is a total scam.

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It’s a Girl for Derek and Hannah Jeter

Yankees player Derek Jeter and his wife, model Hannah Jeter, have had their first child, a baby girl named Bella Raine.

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Hannah gave birth on August 17, according to an announcement in The Players’ Tribune.

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The couple announced they were expecting back in February and said at the time that they already had a name picked out: “Now, pregnant with our first child, Derek and I are looking to the future,” Hannah wrote. “He already has a name in mind — he’s set on it. (We’ll see.) He’ll say when he calls me during the day: ‘So, how are you and so-and-so doing?’ ‘That’s not the name yet, sweetie.’ Whatever her name is, I know she’ll run circles around him.”

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Hannah added, “Derek and I will want our children to understand that the lives they’ve been given are so fortunate, in so many ways. We’ll want them to learn to help others, and to care for others, and to give back to the world. We’ll let them know that they are strong and smart and that they can do anything they put their minds to. I hope they’ll be honest like their father. I hope they’ll be stubborn like me. I hope that they know what they want and won’t settle for less. And if they want to play baseball, well, we’re gonna have a little talk first.”

The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary in July and had dated for three years prior to marrying.

Derek recently retired from baseball and told Brian Williams ahead of his last game, in September 2014, that he wanted a family.

“I look forward to having a family. I just don’t think personally I would have been able to juggle family and my career at the same time… I have the utmost respect for these guys that are able to do it — you know, missing their kids’ birthdays and not being able to see them play tee ball or summer ball and missing a lot of time.”

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Being a delivery driver might not seem like a particularly exciting gig, but hauling packages for a company like UPS requires lots and lots of training. UPS drivers are highly trained, and the company maintains nine different training centers dedicated to ensuring its delivery crews are masters of their craft. Now, the company is embracing the virtual reality revolution, and it will be using HTC’s Vive headset to put its trainees in virtual UPS trucks to identify and manage real-world challenges in the comfort of a computer lab. 

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Like many current and former NBA players, Charles Barkley doesn't understand why Kyrie Irving would request a trade from the Cleveland

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Raise your hand if you can’t say no without feeling guilty. Well here’s the thing, if you want to be successful, you have to realize this: nearly every time you say yes to someone’s request, you’re saying no to yourself.

From not reaching your goals to wasting precious time that you can’t get back, there’s a high price to pay for taking the business of you off of your to-do list.

Whether you’re struggling to say “no” to your friends and family or your boss who’s adding more work on your plate, here are a few ways to soften the ‘No.’

Boss and Co-Workers

 

  • Talk to your manager about your schedule and tasks and ask their opinion about prioritizing. You’d be surprised; sometimes managers don’t have a full picture of your workload. 
    • For instance, if your boss is piling more work on your plate, you may say: “I’m happy to do A, B, and C; however, I have X, Y, and Z, on my plate, which would jeopardize the work being completed on schedule and put me into overtime. How would you like me to prioritize these things? I’m not complaining but I really want to make sure we stay on budget and schedule.
  • Suggest someone else or offer an alternative solution. 
    • “I won’t be able to complete this work for another two weeks. Can I suggest someone else? Or would you like to wait for me to handle it?”

Family and Friends

 

  • Postpone an answer or request details before you commit. 
    • “I’m in the middle of a big project right now. Can I get back to you in a few days…?”
    • I really want to dedicate more time to help you, let me call you back at 4:45 pm.
  • Say thanks and give a brief explanation.
    • “Sounds exciting and thanks for thinking of me, but I already have an event this weekend.”

 

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Why It’s Great the Smiths Broke Up

There's nothing quite like realizing that it's three entire decades since the most perfectly-beautiful, perfectly-worded, perfectly-pitched and perfectly-quiffed relationship you ever had ended for making you feel dead and buried already.

Yes, this month is the big 30th anniversary for the 1987 breakup of the Smiths – possibly the most fraught, emotional and oft-lamented breakups

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After its second weekend of release, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” got a flurry of unflattering headlines from the right-leaning publications. The Washington Times reported that it was met with a “cool reception, placing 15th at the box office,” while Western Journalism published a story, “New Al Gore Film Bombs at the Box Office.”… Read more »

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The Senate headed home with Obamacare still around, a tax overhaul stalled and a GOP left with no major legislative accomplishments to show constituents.
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Here’s Exactly What It’s Like to Date Jenny Slate–According to Jenny Slate

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No, it’s not racist to save minority kids’ lives

Everyone’s a little bit racist, even the employees of the Administration for Children’s Services. At least that’s what The New York Times would like us to believe. In a 4,000-word feature, the paper suggested ACS is needlessly and recklessly removing minority children from their families. Citing interviews with lawyers working on behalf of parents caught…
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Why It’s Hard to Get Plus Sizes in MenswearA couple of years…

Why It’s Hard to Get Plus Sizes in Menswear

A couple of years ago, I interviewed Ulrich Simpson, the owner and designer behind UBI-IND Denim. Like dozens of companies, they make raw, selvedge jeans in the US. The difference is that they have plus sizes. While UBI-IND sells your everyday slim and classic fits for the average guy, their jeans go all the way up to a size 46 (most brands stop at a size 38 waist). 

This isn’t just a matter of scaling. In order to get plus sizes that fit, companies have to create patterns that start at a new baseline. A size 36 jean, for example, is likely a scaled-up version of the same model in a size 32 (what the industry calls “grading”). That’s not really possible with plus sizes since you’ll start throwing off proportions. In order to get a larger size to look right, companies have to create new patterns with a different baseline – getting a size 44 waist from a 42 pattern, rather than trying to derive it from a size 32. If you’re a plus-size guy and find a lot of clothes look weird on you, it might be because of how most companies design and make clothes (assuming you can find plus sizes at all). 

Esquire has an article on why it’s hard to get good, properly designed plus-size clothing in menswear. To be sure, the market has something to do with it – stores are more likely to move a size medium than XXL – but it’s also a chicken-and-egg problem. Plus-size guys aren’t coming into shops because they know there’s nothing there for them. Arianna Reboilini, the author of the Esquire article, notes that menswear brands have really lagged behind womenswear in this regard. One possible reason is because menswear companies are hemmed in by gender norms, so they struggle to find the right marketing tone. An excerpt:

As of 2014, the average American male’s waist measured 40 inches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet even mainstream stores like Forever 21, Unif, and Urban Outfitters don’t make anything above a 38-inch waist. A few companies—Gap, Eddie Bauer, American Eagle—sell some pants with 48-inch waistbands, but often not in stores, and not using larger models to display them. An XXL shirt, meanwhile, is often a medium scaled up without accounting for a longer torso or broader shoulders.

None of these issues are specific to men: women have been fighting for inclusivity in the fashion industry for years. Efforts to diversify men’s fashion are much newer, however, and they come with their own unique stigmas. The women’s plus-size industry is built on overt body positivity. But that kind of defiant self-love is often seen as outside the bounds of mainstream masculinity—especially by big brands and ad firms wary of striking the wrong tone.

In 2016, the women’s plus-size clothing market was worth an estimated $ 20.4 billion; for three years prior, growth outpaced that of women’s clothing sales overall. (There is significantly less tracking of the size of the plus-size men’s industry; one research group estimated it totals about $ 1 billion.) Plus-size women are more visible than ever, with models like Ashley Graham, Tess Holliday, and Nadia Aboulhosn leading the charge on catwalks, magazine covers, and online.

Nick Paget, senior menswear editor at trend forecasting company WGSN, doesn’t see similar energy around men’s clothing. Men’s plus-size options (or extended size, or big and tall; there’s no agreement on one label yet) are growing, he said, but not quickly, and not very publicly. “Maybe it’s something that people just are doing but don’t really chat about, but people aren’t really talking about plus-size, which I think is a big miss, really,” he told me. “I can’t really get my head around why this isn’t happening at the same rate that it’s happening within women’s wear.”

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Some men distance themselves from the language of body positivity because they think it’s unmasculine, but others feel uncomfortable encroaching on a movement they believe women deserve to own. Every guy I spoke to offered a caveat: I know women have it worse. “For women, the plus-size movement is great,” said artist Danny Brito, who wears a 2X and frequently complains online about his limited options. “I don’t want to be like, ‘What about men?’ Women’s rights, to me, are more important. Just kick us some plus-size stuff now and then is all I’m asking.”

Bruce Sturgell, who founded the plus-size men’s fashion site Chubstr, observes a kind of willful silence among many men when it comes to talking about what it feels like to be plus-size. He has found the best way to reach plus-size men is to be as straightforward as possible, with no pandering. “It’s not so much about saying, ‘We’re fat and deserve to be loved,’ as it is about showing you can put a bigger guy into an awesome outfit and show that he can look great,” he said. “It has the same effect without saying it: these people are worthwhile and deserve the same options.”

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Paul Ryan Realizes It’s 2017, Promises to Update Dress Code

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Chrissy Metz Can Hardly Believe She Was Nominated for Her First Emmy Award: ”It’s So Rewarding on a Level I Can’t Describe”

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It’s Time to End the Style Atrocity of the Super-Skinny Jean

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The DudeRobe Is Here and It’s Even Dumber Than the RompHim

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Teacher Reads Children’s Book Aloud And Realizes It’s Her Own Love Story

You could say preschool teacher Melanie Goldsmith’s marriage proposal was a real page-turner.

In November, Goldsmith was reading a book aloud as part of an exercise at a teachers’ meeting at CSUN Lab School in Northridge, California where she works. She quickly realized it wasn’t just any old story but rather a retelling of her love story with her boyfriend of five years Eric Hernandez, who had spent months writing, illustrating and formatting the story of their relationship into a children’s book. 

Almost instantly, Goldsmith realized what was happening and began to get choked up. So she passed the book off to one of her coworkers to continue reading. 

“She did catch on a little earlier than expected,” Hernandez told Inside Edition. “As soon as she saw the first page, she started putting together what was going on.” 

After her colleague read the sentence, “She was so surprised to learn the book was all about them, but she was even more surprised when she saw Chris walk in,” Hernandez entered the room right on cue. 

“Without her knowing, I was in the other room waiting for the right moment of the story to enter and take over reading the story,“ Hernandez explained on their wedding website. “Of course the story ultimately ended with me asking if she would marry me, and most fortunately, she said yes.”

Now the couple is set to wed on July 2. We can’t wait to see how the rest of their storybook romance unfolds. 

HuffPost reached out to the couple for comment but had not heard back at the time of publication. This story may be updated. 

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Marco Rubio ‘Hugging’ Ivanka Trump Is So Painful It’s Covered By Obamacare

On Tuesday, Marco Rubio welcomed Ivanka Trump to the Capitol to meet with lawmakers about tax reform. They shared what scientists might categorize as a “hug,” but we’re not sure. It’s awkward looking, to say the very least.

Now, to be fair, this is in the middle of the action, so the hug might have worked out in the end. But … we’re just not seeing how that’s possible. 

Some of the reactions on Twitter were just gold.

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Amber Heard and Elon Musk Step Out in L.A.: ‘It’s Definitely Not a Casual Relationship,’ Says Source

After spending some family time with Elon Musk in his native Australia, Amber Heard and the tech mogul were spotted together back in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The couple, who had spent time together Down Under last month while Heard, 31, filmed Aquaman, had lunch at Sweet Butter in Los Angeles on Friday. “They were very casual and dined in,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE. “Elon had his arm around Amber as they waited in line.”

The eyewitness adds, “They ordered at the counter and sat down outside to wait for their salads. Elon paid and was pretty chatty. It was his first time at the restaurant so he asked questions about the menu. They were both very friendly and seemed happy.”

Dating rumors began swirling last year when Heard and Musk, 45, were spotted out together several times amid their respective divorces — Heard’s contentious divorce from Johnny Depp was finalized in January, and Musk filed for divorce from his second wife, Westworld actress Talulah Riley, in January 2015.

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“They are getting more serious,” says a source close to the couple. “It’s definitely not a casual relationship. That’s not Elon. He doesn’t do anything casually.”

The source confirms that the Tesla founder “isn’t dating anyone else” and “is still very fascinated by Amber and loves her company. He seems very happy with her. She is spending a lot of time with his kids.”

While working in Australia, Heard spent a day sightseeing with Musk’s five sons. The actress shared a few snaps from the day out, showing the group goofing off together at the Sydney Opera House. Musk’s sons — Damian, Kai, Saxon, Xavier, Griffin — are from his marriage to his first wife, Justine. (The couple had another son, Nevada, who died at 10 weeks.)

The billionaire also shared photos from the day on his own Instagram account. In one snap, Musk is seen with his arm around Heard as one of his sons shows the couple something on his phone.


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Watch Dogs Play In The Mud Because It’s Too Darn Fun To Ignore

Dogs playing in the mud can be so amusing.

Even if you do have to wash them afterward, you can’t help but admire their ability to turn a quagmire into good, dirty fun.

CrazyFunnyStuff posted this compilation on Sunday. We hope these pooches have found more luck in the muck since then.

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