Mets outfielder just had the game from hell

Matt den Dekker struck out in his only three at-bats Saturday — and had an even worse day in the field. While den Dekker is now hitless in 17 at-bats this season, the veteran outfielder also struggled in his specialty, allowing three potential catches to fall for run-scoring hits in the Yankees’ four-run fourth inning,…
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‘Fifty Years to Life’: Jerry Glanville Just Can’t Quit Football

The legendary Man in Black has coached at stops ranging from the NFL’s Oilers and Falcons to the University of the Incarnate Word. The mastermind of the stingiest defense in NFL history, and one of the game’s most colorful and iconoclastic coaches, is still at it at age 76, obsessing over schemes and formations with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. ‘My goal,’ he says, ‘would be to drop dead on a practice field, running a blitz’

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For those seeking to understand Disney’s strategy under CEO Robert Iger, just take a look around the colorful halls of Comic-Con: Thousands of people who spent hard-earned cash trekking to San Diego — in some cases great distances — to savor their favorite pastimes, many dressed in purchased or home-made costumes.


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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Just One of the Boys- Matt Bomer Reveals All About His Co-Stars, Character and Debut in THE BOYS IN THE BAND!

The men of The Boys in the Band indeed are one integrated being, and part of that being is Matt Bomer, who makes his Broadway debut in the role of Donald. Watch below as Bomer chats with Richard Ridge about finally making his Broadway debut, and highlights of his career so far
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T-Mobile was just crowned the fastest mobile network by two different companies

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In the constant battle between wireless companies for your monthly cell dollars, the most visibly important metric is who has the fastest LTE network. In years gone by, it was a two-horse race between AT&T and Verizon, who had the biggest networks, most customers, and best wireless spectrum, while T-Mobile and Sprint desperately fought to not be in last place.

But the times are changing, and when it comes to pure download speed (not coverage, which we’ll get to in a second), it seems like T-Mobile is the winner.

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In a matter of days, we’ve seen two rounds of leaked images that showed us the only Samsung tablet you should consider buying this year if you’re into Android tablets. The leaks revealed the tablet will bring over a radical redesign, as Samsung removed physical buttons to increase the screen real estate and reduced bezels. The resulting tablet doesn’t look bad at all.

We now have the full specs of the Galaxy Tab S4, thanks to a new leak, and it’s almost as good as you may have hoped.

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Discount-hungry Amazon shoppers found themselves in the doghouse Monday. The website for the e-commerce giant crashed shortly after 3 p.m. in New York on Monday — just moments after millions of shoppers deluged to take advantage of Amazon’s annual Prime Day. “Sorry something went wrong on our end,” the site greeted would-be shoppers. Instead of…
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France Just Won the World Cup. Here’s How Much Their Players Get

France just played its way to its first World Cup victory in 20 years, defeating Croatia’s team 4-2 on Sunday to take home the soccer tournament’s iconic trophy, lifelong bragging rights and a whole lot of prize money.

But just how much cash will players on France’s team actually earn from winning the championship? It’s not up to FIFA, or even coach Didier Deschamps. The French Football Federation will decide how to distribute the first-place award.

For winning Sunday’s final, FIFA will give France $ 38 million from its prize fund. (Don’t feel too bad for Croatia — its team gets to lick its wounds with a cool $ 28 million). The money comes out of a $ 400 million pot, according to the Associated Press, which is up 12% from the last World Cup in 2014. In total, FIFA has earmarked $ 791 million to give to various 2018 World Cup teams for their preparations, players and performances.

As MONEY reported last month, the prizes are technically awarded to the various teams’ national soccer federations. Those organizations can then decide how they want to distribute the winnings, which means that players in some countries end up profiting a lot more than others.

The president of the French Federation, Noël Le Graët, has said his athletes will get 30% of the cash they earn. Each player was guaranteed a bonus of €280,000, or about $ 330,000, for making it to the final, according to BFMTV. So they’re at least taking home that much.

At least one player plans to donate his cut to charity. Kylian Mbappé, a forward, announced last month that he intends to give his $ 22,000-per-game fee — along with his bonus — to Preiers de Cordees, a sports charity for people with disabilities.

“When playing a World Cup, it’s a pleasure, because it’s a dream come true,” his teammate Samuel Umtiti told L’Equipe in French. “So yes, there is money at stake. But I do not care. I do not play for that.”

In fact, perhaps the most valuable perk that comes with winning the World Cup is the trophy, which weighs more than 13 pounds and is made of 18-carat gold. Designed by an Italian artist in 1974, it’s worth up to $ 20 million, according to USA Today.

But don’t get too excited: The winning team isn’t allowed to take the actual item home due to a series of misfortunes the original Jules Rimet Trophy encountered in the 20th century. Instead, they get to keep a gold-plated replica.

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Samira just opened up about villa life and why she chose to leave Love Island

‘Dani and Jack are going to get married, have kids and all of that’

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Love Island 2018 is getting dramatic, with the past week pushing the show to breaking point.

Tonight’s episode reached climax when Samira Mighty, one of the show’s originals, chose to leave the villa, just days after her ‘Prince Charming’ Frankie was voted off the show.

‘I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I’m back at square one’ she told Dani, breaking the news to her fellow islanders the next morning.

‘This decision is so, so hard,’ she explained. ‘I’m devastated by it but I think that it is the right thing to do – just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before. I’ve always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie. I’ve got to go with my gut feeling.’

So the 22-year-old left the villa, but how is she feeling now that she’s on the outside?

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How do you feel about leaving the villa?

‘I feel very confident and very proud of myself. I feel like it was the right time for me to leave. I’m obviously devastated to be leaving my best friends but this is the perfect time. I’ve found what I wanted to find and it was Frankie so I’m going to go and get him. I do see a future with Frankie, I’ve
never met anyone like him before. He is gorgeous and we did have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t change anything about my time in the villa, I have no regrets.’

Are you looking forward to seeing Frankie?

‘I am really excited and also really nervous. All we know is our villa relationship so I’m really excited to see how it’ll work on the outside world and if we are compatible and do like each other as much as we said. I’m a bit nervous but mostly excited. Just before he left he said “see you in three weeks, see you soon” and he said to a few of the boys that he was going to wait for me so it feels positive at the moment and good.’

Who did you click with the most in the villa?

‘I clicked with everyone. Everyone was my best friend! But I’d say Dani, she is the best, most amazing girl. She always kept me positive. I love Megan so much, we got really close and what she has with Wes is very genuine. I also got on really well with Wes too. Georgia is super confident and bubbly and that’s exactly what she’s always like. I love her, we got really close and I did feel for her with everything she went through with Josh but she is happy with Sam now. I love that girl.’

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What are your hopes for Dr Alex?

‘Alex is so unique. He is his own self, he has never changed and he needs a girl to come in for him and not have eyes for anyone else. I just hope that Alex finds love because he has waited long enough. I really like Alexandra, she does seem really nice. And she was genuine about her feelings for Alex when she came in. He really makes her laugh and crack up. There are other single guys in there and they want to take her out… It’s all up to Alexandra, she has the power.’

What is your take on villa life?

‘Villa life is a roller coaster. It is absolutely amazing, I walked around pinching myself that I was there. You go through ups and downs but mostly ups because you’re there with amazing people. You are meeting boys and girls and making friends. It is very intense but your emotions and feelings in there are all real. You completely forget about the cameras. You are so immersed in everyone else.’

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What was your standout Love Island memory?

‘I loved the Ministry of Sound party night. I also really enjoyed the stripping dance off challenge. I loved my outfit, my silver thigh high boots! It was nerve-wracking but so fun. The challenges were also amazing and finally meeting Frankie, that was a big milestone for me in the villa.’

Who do you think could be engaged by this time next year?

‘Definitely Dani and Jack. 100 per cent. They are going to get married, have kids and all of that. They are amazing together. And maybe Josh and Kaz, they are very close.’

Who do you think is going to win?

‘Dani and Jack because they have had such a journey from the start. They were coupled up on day one, then she had a little dip where she wasn’t sure how she felt about him. Then Hayley said she fancied Jack and then Jack tried to get a reaction out of Dani by speaking to Hayley. That was ages ago now, I’m even having to jog my memory! They are like magnets to each other now. I love them and I know they really love each other.’

We’re going to miss Samira!

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Harper: Jose Reyes is still starting for Mets while Jeff McNeil is hitting .393 in Triple-A, and it’s just downright absurd

This is becoming absurd. In Jeff McNeil the Mets have a 26-year-old infielder — hardly a kid — who has been crushing everything in sight in Triple-A, hitting .393, and yet they continue to play Jose Reyes and his .484 OPS, which is the second-worst mark in the majors.

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Dyson’s newest cordless vacuum just got a price cut for the first time ever

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Dyson’s cordless vacuums outperform everything else on the market and they pretty much last forever, which makes their high price tags much more tolerable than one might expect. Of course, you’d still have to be crazy not to take advantage of an opportunity to save some cash, and the first ever opportunity just came up for Dyson’s newest model. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner just went on sale for the first time since its release, with Amazon having shaved $ 51 off the price of this awesome new model. Definitely grab one while you can.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • The most powerful suction of any cord-free vacuum. Tested to ASTM F558, against cord-free stick market.
  • Up to 60 minutes’ run time when using a non-motorized tool.
  • Lightweight and versatile, to clean right through the home. Instant-release trigger means battery power is only used while it’s cleaning. Requires charging for 3.5 hours minimum before first use.
  • Direct drive cleaner head – our most powerful yet. Up to 20 minutes of fade-free power (in Suction mode II). Drives stiff nylon bristles into carpets to capture deep-down dirt.
  • The fully-sealed filtration system traps 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns – expelling cleaner air.
  • Powered by the Dyson digital motor V10 and engineered to pick up ground-in dirt and fine dust from hard floors and carpets.
  • Quickly transforms to a handheld vacuum, to clean all around your home and car.

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ZTE allowed to resume some U.S. business activities just months after 7-year ban issued

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ZTE, the Chinese smartphone maker that was banned from operating in the U.S. this past April, may already be resuming its stateside operations. And it has President Donald Trump to thank for the assist.

According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, due to pressure from the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has authorized ZTE to resume some business activities as a deal is worked out regarding its ban in the country.

In April, ZTE was banned from importing phone parts from the U.S. for repeatedly misleading the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. The U.S. intelligence community also issued a warning to U.S. consumers, urging them not to purchase phones made by certain Chinese manufacturers — including ZTE — due to spying and security concerns. Because of the ban, ZTE had ceased all U.S. operations in May. The ban was supposed to last for 7 years. Read more…

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Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Billionaire Watch’ is Just One of His Many Ridiculously Priced Purchases

Known for his unbeatable boxing record (50-0), his astounding net worth of an estimated $ 1 billion, and his excessive spending habit, it comes with little surprise that Floyd “Money” Mayweather recently purchased an $ 18 million watch. The retired heavyweight boxing champ took to Instagram on Wednesday to flaunt his latest absurdly extravagant purchase: “The Billionaire Watch.” Designed by Jacob and Co., the blinged out watch is made of 18-carat white gold and 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. Each stone is around 1.5 carats.


“This my new timepiece, it’s called ‘The Billionaire Watch,” Mayweather bragged in the caption of an Instagram video. “If you don’t know about it, google Billionaire Watch. That’s $ 18 million on the price tag.”

But if you think that’s over-the-top for the legendary boxer, think again—it only adds to his collection of ridiculously priced items. Here’s a list of seven of the most ostentatious things Mayweather has ever purchased.

A $ 2 Million Armored Truck



Money Mayweather admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to once owning a Brink’s truck that he used to haul large wads of cash. The armored truck was reportedly worth $ 2 million and included a full master suite, a living and dining room, a bathroom, and a kitchen. He told Kimmel that he eventually sold the truck to “another guy who loved money.”

Not One, But Three Private Jets

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In February, the superstar fighter treated himself to another private jet as a birthday gift, bringing his total to three. The lavish aircraft—which looks a lot like the $ 60 million Gulfstream G650—comes with leather seats, chrome interior, and several flat-screen TVs.

$ 1,000 Meals

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According to Business Insider, the flamboyant fighter paid his former personal chef, Chef Q, $ 1,000 for every plate she prepared. Mayweather also implied that Chef Q gave him a discount although her meals are worth $ 1,000 each.

Designer Dog Shoes



In May, Mayweather claimed that his dog was wearing “red bottoms,” a signature shoe made by luxury designer Christian Louboutin, reports TMZ. Louboutin shoes typically range anywhere from $ 600 to $ 5,000 for humans.

A Fleet of Luxury Cars


The retired boxer owns a collection of lavish cars, which includes two Bugatti Veyrons, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Ferrari 599 GTB, and the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita “hypercar” worth $ 4.8 million. Mayweather claims that he owns one of only two models ever made by Koenigsegg.

$ 150,000 on Strippers

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Back in 2013, Mayweather reportedly spent $ 150,000 during a night at the famed King of Diamonds gentlemen’s club in Miami.

A 30-Carat Diamond Ring for His Teen Daughter

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The undefeated boxer gifted his teen daughter with an enormous 30-carat diamond ring designed by Pristine Jewelers for her 18th birthday. The president of Pristine Jewelers and creator of the ring told The New York Post that “the center is an 18-carat canary yellow [diamond]. It’s mounted in platinum. Each stone around is a carat and a half. There’s eight of them.”

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Joey Chestnut Just Set Another Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest Record

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke another record on Wednesday – chomping down 74 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes – to win his 11th Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York City.

Miki Sudo won the women’s contest, eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Michelle Lesco took second with 28 hot dogs, and Juliet Lee came in third, eating 25 hot dogs.

Announcers attributed the generally lower scores this Fourth of July to the high heat and humidity. At 91 degrees and sunny, the leading eaters were sweating profusely as they chowed down.

But the heat didn’t stop Chestnut. He bested last year’s record of 72 hot dogs. The victory was not without drama, however. After a brief judging dispute, it was revealed that Chestnut had eaten many more hot dogs than the running tally had indicated.

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez – Getty ImagesWinner Miki Sudo (C) competes in the women’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sudo has won the contest 5 years in a row.

In the men’s division, Carmen Cincotti came in second place, managing to eat 64 hot dogs, while Darron Breeden placed third with 43 hot dogs, unseating last year’s runner-up Matt “Megatoad” Stonie.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, has become must-see TV for many families on July 4. More than 20,000 people turn out to watch the competition and ESPN broadcasts the eating contest live to over 1 million viewers.

Interest in the competition has grown in recent years thanks in large part to the rivalry of star eaters like Chestnut.

Chestnut first won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007, when he ate 66 hot dogs to set a new world record and defeat six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi. He went on to win every year until 2015, when he was defeated by Stonie, who ate 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60.

In 2016, Chestnut regained his title, eating 70 hot dogs. He won again in 2017, consuming 72 hot dogs and setting a new contest record.

Following his 2017 win, Chestnut declared, “I definitely have room for more… I’m looking forward to next year.”

In 2017, Sudo ate 41 hot dogs to win the women’s section, beating her nearest rivals Lesco, who ate 32 1/2 hot dogs and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas who ate 30.

Chestnut and Sudo each won a $ 10,000 first place prize. The remainder of the $ 40,000 prize purse was divided between the runners up in the men’s and women’s sections.

George Shea, who has hosted the contest since 1991, gave extra attention to the reigning champion this year. Known for his outlandish pre-contest comments, he introduced Chestnut as “the champion of now and of always.” As Chestnut pulled ahead in this year’s contest, the crowd took up chanting his name.

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The American Medical Association Just Elected Its First African American Woman President

MD Patrice A. Harris made history this month when she became the first African American woman voted president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (AMA). The psychiatrist from Atlanta, who was elected by the House of Delegates during the annual AMA meeting on June 12, will begin her presidency next summer.

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Harris has previously held two executive AMA offices, board chair and board secretary, and has served on the health information technology, payment and delivery reform and private contracting committee task forces and chaired the AMA Council on Legislation and co-chaired the Women Physicians Congress. She will remain the chairperson of the AMA Opioid Task Force even after taking on the presidency. She is also currently maintaining her private practice and negotiating with both public and private organizations on health service delivery as well as contemporary trends in practice and health policy and is an adjunct professor in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Outside of the AMA, Harris has served on the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees and as president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and founding president of the Georgia Psychiatry Political Action Committee. In 2007, she was named the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association Psychiatrist of the Year.

In a statement, Harris praised the AMA for its policies associated with the fluctuating medical climate in the U.S. “It will be my honor to represent the nation’s physicians at the forefront of discussions when policymaker and lawmakers search for practical solutions to the challenges in our nation’s health system. I am committed to preserving the central role of the physician-patient relationship in our healing art,” she said. “The American Medical Association has well-crafted policy concerning the changing health care environment in this country and I look forward to using my voice to help improve health care for patients and their physicians.”

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) represents more than 82,000 women physicians and medical students, advocates for women’s health and professional concerns, celebrates the achievements of women in medicine and works to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles.

Despite Harris’ historic appointment, the work of AMA’s WPS is as necessary as ever. In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a U.S. medical degree from Geneva medical college in New York. Nearly 200 years later, there are more than 42,000 women enrolled in U.S. medical schools, and over the past 10 years, the number of female physicians, including residents, has grown by more than 43 percent—but fewer than 10 percent of women who self-identify as holding leadership positions in the field have reported being a department chair, CEO or CMO, and the proportion of women in higher academic ranks continues to be lower than their male counterparts.

Emma Encinas is an editorial intern at Ms.

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Anthony Kennedy’s announcement of his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday creates an opening for President Donald Trump to reshape the ideological makeup of the nation’s highest court for decades to come, a best-case scenario for a Republican Party that only reluctantly accepted the idea of the reality-star-turned-politician as its leader.


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Democrats Want to Fight Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. They Just Have No Power to Do It.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday vowed to hold a vote on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor this fall, setting up a contentious political battle ahead of the critical midterm elections.

But while Democrats insisted that Kennedy’s replacement should not be considered until after voters have their say in November, many members of the party acknowledged the ominous political reality they now confront. Democrats are powerless to stop President Donald Trump from getting his second justice on the nation’s highest court.

“They hold all the cards,” said Jim Manley, a top aide to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “There’s not really anything left to say.”

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Heather Locklear, who was arrested late Sunday for allegedly kicking a police officer and an EMT, was reportedly hospitalized just hours after being released Monday.

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Iceland’s Big Loss to Nigeria Just Pushed the World Cup Drama to 11

On Friday morning, nearly 200 fans of Iceland’s World Cup soccer team — some natives of Reykjavik and other parts of the sparsely populated North Atlantic nation, others firmly seated on the Viking bandwagon — gathered in a cramped space in a midtown Manhattan pub. Dressed in their blue Iceland shirts, they were ready to cheer their country’s soccer miracle onto the next round. With a win over Nigeria, Iceland would almost assuredly advance to the knockout stage.

The fans sipped on their cold Einstök ale, while chanting “ĺs-land! ĺs-land!” (Pronounced “Eees-land!). The sounds of the Viking clap bounced around the bar.

But then Iceland met Ahmed Musa.

The Nigerian forward, who plays for Leicester City in the English Premier League, scored a pair of exquisite second-half goals against Iceland in Russia, giving Nigeria a 2-0 win over the World Cup underdog darlings and reviving the African nation’s chances of reaching the knockout stage for the second consecutive tournament. Nigeria’s victory also gave underachieving Argentina, home of the legendary Lionel Messi, a puncher’s chance of saving its own World Cup campaign.

Iceland had its chances in the first half, dominating play but failing to convert its free kicks and long passes into a goal. Nigeria didn’t even take a shot on goal in the first half. In the 49th minute, however, with the score tied at 0-0, Musa took a cross, touched it onto the grass and fired it into the net off a short-hop. Then in the 75th minute, Musa outran an Iceland defender down the side of the field, moved with the ball into the middle, then dribbled around Iceland keeper Hannes Thor Halldórsson — making Halldórsson look comically slow in the process — before knocking in his second goal.

A penalty shot in the 83rd minute offered Iceland a speck of hope. But Iceland’s most technically gifted player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, sailed his shot comfortably over the crossbar, knocking the air out of Iceland’s chances and out of the New York fan pub, where Iceland supporters buried their heads in their hands.

Nigeria’s win gives Group D of the World Cup, already one of the tournament’s most intriguing combinations, extra drama going into the last game of the opening round. Croatia, with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria last week and a 3-0 stunner over Argentina on Thursday, has already clinched a spot in the knockout stage. Nigeria, with three points thanks to the win over Iceland, faces Argentina, which has a point due to its draw with Iceland last week, on Tuesday. If Nigeria beats Argentina, the Super Eagles advance — and knock Argentina, finalists at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, out of the tournament. If Argentina wins and Croatia beats or draws with Iceland on Tuesday, Messi still has a chance to win his first World Cup, despite Argentina’s dysfunction in the first two games of the group stage.

Iceland’s still alive, but needs a win and either Argentina to draw with Nigeria, or for Argentina to beat Nigeria, but by not too many goals. Goal differential is the first group stage tiebreaker, and at this point Iceland has given up two more goals than it has scored, while Argentina is facing a three-goal deficit.

Got all that?

As Iceland has discovered in its World Cup debut, this tournament’s an emotional ride. Your country’s fate, for good or ill, can change in an instant. Still, after the disappointment of the Nigeria game, the Iceland pub in New York was far from somber. “We’ve still got a shot,” said Hlyur Gudjonsson, Icelandic Trade Commissioner to North America and the Consul General for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Sure beats the alternative.

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico Just Won a Joint Bid to Host the 2026 World Cup

(MOSCOW) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010.

The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each.

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Brie Larson wants to see more film critics of colour rather than just ‘white dudes’

‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him.’

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As the inner workings of Hollywood have slowly come to light with the Me Too movement out in full force and more minority representation trickling onscreen, things seem to be gradually changing for the better. From Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins smashing box office records to Get Out becoming the most profitable film last year and even an Arab female director scholarship raising POC voices, Brie Larson has highlighted one overlooked area that needs to be worked on next.

Namely, the mainly white and male industry of film journalism.

Brie was honoured with a Crystal Award for Excellence in Film the other night and used her speech to draw attention to the issue. She quoted a recent study of review site Rotten Tomatoes, saying, ‘67 percent of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2017 were white males; less than a quarter were white women; less than ten percent were underrepresented men. Only 2.5 percent of those top critics were women of colour.’

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But you might be wondering, why does that matter? Well, given that the US population is much more diverse than that (‘30 percent white men, 30 percent white women, 20 percent men of colour and 20 percent women of colour’) and it’s impossible not to have your own upbringing/identity affect your reviews in some way – it only make sense that we need more diverse voices speaking about films. Especially when they’re films especially aimed at minorities, as Brie pointed out.

Using the recent film Wrinkle in Time directed by black female director Ava DuVernay, she explained, ‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what that film meant to women of colour, to biracial women, to teen women of colour, to teens that are biracial. These are just facts these are not my emotions. I want to know what my work means to the world, not a narrow view.’

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Brie was very careful to bring up not once, but three times that she wasn’t saying that white male critics shouldn’t have a voice as she said repeatedly, ‘Am I saying I hate white dudes? No I’m not.’

She continued, ‘What I am saying is that if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of colour, there is an insanely low chance a woman of colour will have the chance to see your movie and review your movie. We need to be conscious of our bias and make sure that everyone is in the room.’

The entire room apparently broke out into rapturous applause, according to Deadline. Brie also explained that this was a really crucial issue for her, because it was basically off the back of favourable reviews of her film Room that her career exploded.

‘Good reviews out of festivals give small independent films a fighting chance to be bought and seen,’ Brie said. ‘Good reviews help films gross money. Good reviews slingshot films into awards contenders. A good review can change your life. It changed mine.’

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Brie (and Sundance Film Festival and TIFF through her) dropped the mic however when she revealed that the two festivals would be committing ‘at least 20 percent of their top level press passes’ to ‘underrepresented critics’.

She then called on other films to do the same in their press screenings and coverage by reaching out to three underrepresented males, three white females and three underrepresented females so that the ‘average critic pool would match the US population in just five years’.

She ended, ‘Female and underrepresented critics can’t review what they don’t see. Many are denied accreditation or access to press screenings. Please make sure that these invites and credentials find their way to more underrepresented journalists and critics, many of whom are freelancers.’

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That Roseanne Spinoff Just Got One (Big) Step Closer to Happening

Take heart, Roseanne fans! In the wake of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets and ABC’s subsequent cancellation of the eponymous sitcom, it seemed as though a spinoff simply wasn’t possible. How can you have Roseanne without, well, Roseanne? The matter was made especially tricky by the fact Barr has a writing credit on the series. But — and it’s a big one — new intel suggests that a spinoff isn’t just possible, it could happen soon.

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Per Deadline, lots of legwork behind-the-scenes has culminated in a promising point: Barr ready to sign off on the potential spinoff. While the terms and conditions of said agreement have not been released, it would reportedly involve Barr receiving a one-time payment from the production company Carsey-Werner. In exchange for that payment, Barr would relinquish her rights to any profits from the spinoff.

In other words, she couldn’t come back at a later date and sue ABC for or Carsey-Berner over the spinoff. The alleged agreement would mean Barr would no longer have any creative or financial rights where the series is concerned.

So where does that leave the potential spinoff? According to Deadline, ABC will have seven days from the time that Barr signs the agreement to decide whether they will pursue a pickup.

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Per Roseanne’s own tweet on June 15, one could surmise that the erstwhile actress wants to put this chapter behind her and let her co-stars find success without her.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ becomes just the fourth movie to top $2B at the global box office

With a snap, “Avengers: Infinity War” made history.

The Marvel Studios blockbuster has officially passed the $ 2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, Disney announced Tuesday, in just its 48th day in theaters.

“Infinity War” joins just three other movies to hit that mark: “Star Wars: The Force…

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Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about The Little Mermaid on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again

Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about The Little Mermaid on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again


Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about <em>The Little Mermaid</em> on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again

We’re pleased to report that Chrissy Teigen has broken the internet yet again. Thanks to her humor, frankness, and penchant for Twitter rants, Teigen is of our favorite people to follow on social media. Remember when she live-tweeted her disastrous experience flying to Tokyo? Or her savage tweets about Jesus Christ Superstar Live? Well, Teigen’s latest Twitter rant — which happens to be about The Little Mermaid — might be our favorite one yet.

On Sunday, June 10th, the supermodel and cookbook author took to Twitter to raise a VERY important question: “How does Ariel know what ‘reprimand’ means but not ‘feet?’” And now, we don’t think we’ll ever see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

Teigen is, of course, referring to lyrics from the song “Part of Your World.” While wondering about life above the water, Ariel sings, “Bet’cha on land, they understand / Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters.”

We always knew that Ariel didn’t know the words for a lot of objects on land. At various points during The Little Mermaid, she doesn’t know the word for a fork or a pipe, opting instead to call them a “dinglehopper” and a “snarfblat,” respectively. But Teigen pointing out that Ariel DOES know such a big word (you know, relatively speaking) like “reprimand” makes us see the movie in a new way.

We don’t know what prompted Teigen’s Twitter rant about The Little Mermaid — maybe she was watching the movie at home with Luna and Miles? But however she arrived at this thought, we’re grateful that she shared it with us.

Can’t argue with this logic.

In the end, Teigen decided that maybe Ariel just isn’t the brightest Disney princess of the bunch.

After all, the mermaid has lived a pretty sheltered life.

Oh, Chrissy. Never stop tweeting your trains of thought, okay?

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Charlotte Tilbury was just awarded the highest of accolades

The stamp of approval from Queenie

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Charlotte Tilbury has been awarded one of the highest accolades in the United Kingdom. The famed make-up artist and founder of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty will receive an MBE for her services to the beauty and cosmetics industry as part of the Queen‘s Birthday Honours List 2018.

MBEs, which stands for Member of the Order of the British Empire, are awarded to those who the honours committee deem to have achieved something special. These nominations are then approved by the Prime Minister’s office. So you know, it’s kind of a big deal.

It’s no shock to be honest, Tilbury has been working at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades. She has worked on over 400 editorial and advertising campaigns, won countless industry awards – including Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards – and of course, she launched her hugely successful eponymous cosmetics line. *Side note – the Marie Claire beauty team believe she should be awarded an MBE for her eye shadow quads alone.*

Her brand, which launched in 2013, has gone from strength to strength and continues to create bestselling products across the globe. It’s one of the fastest growing beauty brands, whilst still remaining independent.

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‘I feel incredibly honoured and very proud to receive an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List,’ Tilbury says. ‘To be recognised for my services to the beauty industry as both a makeup artist and entrepreneur is an amazing personal accolade which means so much to me. I have been fortunate enough to work at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades which has allowed me to share my vision with the world, changing the way women, from 18-80, perceive themselves through the use of makeup. I have always been passionate about empowering women and helping them to feel confident and the most beautiful versions of themselves through the power of beauty, it inspired my philosophy ‘Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world! There are so many people I want to express my thanks and gratitude towards. From my wonderful industry peers who have supported me throughout my 25+ year career and who I have built such close relationships with, to my incredible team of limitless thinkers who helped me to create and continue to push the boundaries with my award-winning brand and of course my amazing family, who I couldn’t have done any of this without. I always say it takes a team to build a dream, and this is a dream come true for me.’

Congratulations from all the team at Marie Claire.

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Leros: the Greek island with just a touch of Italy

This Dodecanese gem has 20th-century Italian influences as well as the classic repertoire of secret beaches and laid-back tavernas

‘It is an unusual island,” said my friend Yannis, slightly self-consciously. “We are a bit different from our neighbours.”

Yannis, a cafe owner, is right: Leros is unusual, but in a good way. It is just a few miles from Turkey, but a million tourist miles from Kos and Rhodes, its Dodecanese siblings. It has mostly slipped under the holiday radar, which is a shame because it has everything we all want from a Greek island – beaches, fishing villages, tavernas, ruins – plus an extraordinary modern history. And for that we can thank Mussolini.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Was Just Dethroned as the World’s Highest-Paid Athlete

The 2018 world’s highest-paid athletes list is out — and Cristiano Ronaldo has been kicked out of the top spot.

The soccer star was No. 1 for the last two years on Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid sports stars, but taking over the reins now is boxer Floyd Mayweather, who earned a staggering $ 275 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. The kicker? It was for one night of work. Mayweather went toe-to-toe with Conor McGregor on August 27 last year, which was enough to earn him that payout. Add in his $ 10 million in endorsements, and his take totaled $ 285 million.

This is Mayweather’s fourth time topping the list in the last seven years.

Boxers and soccer stars round out the top 5: Lionel Messi came in at No. 2, earning $ 84 million in salary and $ 27 million in endorsements. Ronaldo is at No. 3, earning $ 61 million in salary and $ 47 million in endorsements. McGregor, who ended up losing to Mayweather, came in at No. 4 with an $ 85 million payout and $ 14 million in endorsements. Soccer star Neymar rounded out the top 5, making $ 73 million and $ 17 million in endorsements.

So do any athletes other than boxers or soccer stars make it into the ranks of top earners?

NBA stars and NFL quarterbacks are doing quite well for themselves. Two tennis superstars, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, also appeared in the top 20. Pro golfer Tiger Woods ranked 16th: He earned a paltry $ 1.3 million in salary, but made up for that with $ 42 million in endorsements. On the opposite end of that spectrum, auto racer Sebastian Vettel, who ranked 18th, earned $ 42 million, but only $ 300,000 in endorsements.

Another notable fact: No woman made this year’s list of 100 athletes. It’s the first time that has happened since Forbes expanded the ranking beyond 50 in 2010. (Serena Williams was No. 51 last year, but took time off the tournament circuit after the birth of her daughter last year.)

Check out the full top 20 below, with the combined salaries and endorsements of the world’s highest-paid athletes:

1. Floyd Mayweather, $ 285 million (Boxing)
2. Lionel Messi, $ 111 million (Soccer)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, $ 108 million (Soccer)
4. Conor McGregor, $ 99 million (Boxing)
5. Neymar, $ 90 million (Soccer)
6. LeBron James, $ 55.5 million (Basketball)
7. Roger Federer, $ 77.2 million (Tennis)
8. Stephen Curry, $ 76.9 million (Basketball)
9. Matt Ryan, $ 67.3 million (Football)
10. Matthew Stafford, $ 59.5 million (Football)
11. Kevin Durant, $ 57.3 million (Basketball)
12. Lewis Hamilton, $ 51 million (Auto racing)
13. Russell Westbrook, $ 47.6 million (Basketball)
14. James Harden, $ 46.4 million (Basketball)
15. Canelo Alvarez, $ 44.5 million (Boxing)
16. Tiger Woods, $ 43.3 million (Golf)
17. Drew Brees, $ 42.9 million (Football)
18. Sebastian Vettel, $ 42.3 million (Auto racing)
19. Derek Carr, $ 42.1 million (Football)
20. Rafael Nadal, $ 41.4 million (Tennis)

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Mythical ‘Planet 9’ might actually just be a bunch of very rude asteroids

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Remember “Planet 9”? No I’m not talking about Pluto. That ship has sailed. I’m talking about the maybe-kinda-sorta hidden planet that might-kinda-maybe be lurking at the very distant edge of our Solar System. Scientists have been searching for it for a while now and come up with plenty of evidence to suggest that something is out there, but exactly what it is remains a mystery. Now, a new theory has emerged that explains away the presence of Planet 9 in favor of something entirely different.

Speaking at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Jacob Fleisig of the University of Colorado at Boulder presented a tantalizing new bit of research. Fleisig, an undergraduate in astrophysics, and his team of researchers suggest that perhaps a large singular body isn’t what is causing the symptoms of Planet 9, but instead a large grouping of asteroids that are pulling on neighboring bodies.

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Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley The Big Little Lies cast knows how to party–at the bowling alley.
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These 2 Netflix shows just get us as new moms

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Bar none, one of the best inventions for new parents over the past few years has to be all the TV-on-demand services out there.

In the middle of the night when you’re up feeding the baby, or in those precious few minutes after everyone’s in bed for the night, you can now choose from hundreds of shows and movies. And now — lucky us! — there are two shows on Netflix that highlight the new mom experience in a way that resonates amazingly well.

The Letdown is an Australian TV comedy series that premiered on Netflix in April. As I watched the first few episodes, I had to stop myself from shouting, “THIS!! This is what I wanted from Tully! Exactly this!!”

The show stars Alison Bell, also a co-creator and writer, as Audrey Holloway, a mother trying to navigate her first few months of parenthood. She joins a non-judgmental new mothers’ group (that’s actually kinda judgy, in the way these things tend to be) and shows up late and flustered for her first meeting. The show made me laugh out loud at several of the situations she faces — including one where she tries to bargain with a drug dealer when she accidentally parks in his spot after driving a crying baby around all night.

It also made me tear up several times as well. In one scene, she cries into her partner’s shoulder while she lists all the ways she’s a terrible mother. I may have done this last week, and I don’t even have a baby anymore. It tackles Instagram-perfect moms and the hidden challenges they fear they can’t share.

One episode wonderfully shows the tension Audrey feels when she wants to go out with her pre-baby friends, but realizes things have changed irreversibly now that she has a newborn. It’s a perfect blend of snarky, slightly dark comedy and drama that shows the struggles that come with motherhood.

Fair warning: there is plenty of swearing in the show. In fact, one of my favorite running gags is when Audrey forgets herself, curses, and then belatedly covers her 2-month old’s ears as if that might help.

I also recently watched Ali Wong’s Hard-Knock Wife, which was released on Netflix on Mother’s Day. She performs the stand-up while heavily pregnant, and even if it had been a flop (it’s not), watching her do high kicks, squats, and some serious dance moves while walking around the stage for over an hour is impressive in itself. I could barely get off the couch at that stage.

This is Wong’s second comedy special — she filmed Baby Cobra while pregnant with her first child — and she talks about a variety of topics including sex and childbirth (she says those mesh panties we all know so well are “made of the same material they use to package fancy Korean pears in”).

She talks about her emergency c-section and wonders, “Why the f*** did I do all that pushing when there was this perfectly good emergency exit?” She also takes on breastfeeding, saying it made her feel like The Giving Tree. And she addresses the low parenting standards for dads, compared to what moms are expected to do for their babies. It’s funny, and relatable, and very dirty — she may talk about kids but this definitely isn’t something to watch around them.

Both shows are wickedly entertaining…and both might make you feel like finally, in the land of television, someone actually gets how new moms feel.

Do you have any favorite shows right now that perfectly capture the new mom experience?

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Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania Trump’s Disappearance: ‘This Is Just Weird’

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Stephen Colbert returned from a weeklong vacation this week. But as of Monday afternoon, First Lady Melania Trump was still nowhere to be seen.

“As of the time we are taping this show right now, the first lady has not been seen in public for 25 days,” the Late Show host said on his first show back. “I’m not surprised. It took that Shawshank guy years to tunnel out.”

Colbert explained to viewers that Melania Trump had surgery for what the White House called a “benign kidney condition” early last month. “They say she is perfectly fine and I certainly hope that’s true,” he said. “And they claim she came home to the White House. Trump even welcomed her back in a tweet in which he accidentally called her ‘Melanie.’ Awkward.”

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Retail Jobs Are Making a Comeback — Just in Time for Summer


With the recent news about Sears closing more than 70 stores and the lingering fear of a so-called retail apocalypse, you’d think encouraging teenagers to “fall into the Gap” for a summer job would be pretty dumb.

But with five months of growth in retail jobs — May saw thousands of new jobs at traditional brick-and-mortar stores — folding jeans and stocking shelves might be a good option for summer work.

“It certainly does signal that the retail industry is hiring,” said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist for the National Retail Federation. “And, of course, we have a significant number of job openings like other industries.”

Seriously. Check out the numbers.

In May, department stores, clothing stores, sporting goods retailers and supercenters added a combined 34,700 jobs, according to a Penny Hoarder analysis of the latest employment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than triple the 10,000-plus new jobs these stores recorded the previous month.

Here’s the kicker: Those traditional retailers actually helped buoy the retail industry as a whole last month.

Nonstore retailers, like, ahem, Amazon, saw the first month-to-month decrease in employment in four years. With 1,100 fewer jobs than the previous month, e-commerce sites recorded the first negative employment growth since May of 2012.

While Kleinhenz noted that the NRF “believes all retail jobs are equal — be it brick-and-mortar or online,” a strong economy is putting more money in consumers’ pockets. And their spending is boosting the entire retail industry.

Hit the Mall For Your Summer Job This Year

I worked at a pet store every summer during high school, and I can tell you that retail is the ultimate summer job for teens.

You learn soft skills you may not pick up in other industries — like how to deal with an irate mother after selling her son an extremely poisonous scorpion (sorry again, ma’am). Those customer service and social skills go a long way in any career you may end up choosing.

But, you also learn about how payroll works and how inventory functions (the flake fish food goes a lot faster than the pellets). Summer retail jobs give you a frontline look at what it takes to run a business.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to writing a resume you might want to peruse before heading to the mall. And while you’re at it, you might as well update your LinkedIn profile, too.

Still, if you’re looking for something outside of retail, The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook has tons of postings from a variety of industries.

Long-Term Trends Still Show Struggle for Traditional Retail Stores

All in all, May was a pretty good month for brick-and-mortar retail.

But if you look at the long-term trend, you can’t ignore the Amazon Effect.

Between May 2017 and last month, non-store retailers experienced 4.2% job growth, while clothing stores and sporting goods retailers saw a decline. Hiring at department stores has only grown 0.4% over the last year.

And one concern for the entire retail industry has flared up in just the last week: the much-discussed tariffs on foreign imports.

“Trade barriers ultimately impact the consumer,” Kleinhenz said.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. He used to have to clean scorpion cages, so you probably shouldn’t mess with him.

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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Bella Hadid just cleared up plastic surgery rumours once and for all

‘I wouldn’t want to mess up my face’

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Bella Hadid has been facing plastic surgery accusations ever since her successful modelling career took off.

Rumoured to have undergone a nose correction and lip augmentation, the 21-year-old model has spoken about her flawless appearance on multiple occasions, never openly confirming or denying getting work done.

However, in a recent interview with InStyle, the American model took the moment to shut down the plastic surgery rumours once and for all.

‘People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling. I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.’

Hadid, who isn’t afraid of flaunting her looks with her 18 million Instagram followers, continued to reveal that she wasn’t always happy with her body.

‘People think I’m very confident, but I really had to learn how to be,’ she explained, confessing that she used to dislike her “big hips” and “weird face”.

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This isn’t the first time Bella Hadid talked about the difficulty of dealing with body confidence in the public eye. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia last year, the model revealed that people will judge her every decision.

‘You’re going to get scrutinised for anything that you do. If you’re skinny and have a sick body and you don’t have a butt, people are going to say, “Why do you have no butt?” And then you go and get a fake butt and they get mad at you because you have a fake butt. And then you don’t have boobs, and it’s just a whole circulating circle.’

Well. That’s cleared that up.

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Check Your Apocalypse Food Supply — These Spam Products Were Just Recalled


There is a national treasure hiding in the small town of Austin, Minnesota: the Spam Museum. It’s a real place, and it’s awesome. I know because I’ve been there.

When you tour the Spam Museum, you’ll learn how the iconic canned meat product played a crucial role in World War II. You’ll see just how many flavors of Spam are currently out there. (Hint: It’s over a dozen!)

You’ll even discover that the Hormel Girls were a living, breathing, dancing and singing troupe that helped promote the deceptively salty and delicious stuff.

Today, they’d be singing a different tune. Less than one year after Minnesota celebrated Spam Day, Hormel has ordered a massive Spam recall.

Why More Than 200,000 Pounds of Spam Just Got Recalled

On Saturday, Hormel Foods issued a recall for 228,614 pounds of products that may be contaminated with foreign matter — specifically, metal pieces.

According to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the products are:

  • 12-ounce metal cans containing Spam Classic with a “best by” date of February 2021 and production codes F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These products were shipped throughout the United States.
  • 12-ounce metal cans containing Hormel Foods’ Black Label Luncheon Loaf with a “best by” date of February 2021 and production codes F02098 and F02108. These products were shipped to Guam only.

The same news release said that some minor injuries have been reported due to metal fragments in the product. Consumers are urged to check any Spam products in their pantries against these label images to see if their product falls under the recall.

If you do have recalled products, either toss them out or return them to the store where they were purchased.

Spam Lovers, We’ll Get Through This

I know what you’re thinking. How can you get by without the meat product that saved the world? If you’re anything like the guy from the U.K. who eats Spam every day and has actually changed his middle name to “I love Spam,” this could be a very bleak day, indeed.

Fear not. We’ll survive this.

The recall is for only two of the many Spam products. You can still enjoy your Spam Teriyaki, Spam Jalapeno or Spam with Real Hormel Bacon.

Just watch your labels and be smart about it, and you can breakfast like a champion, and maybe even wow your friends with a Spam musubi recipe at your next Stanley Cup watch party.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Now that he lives in Florida, he regrets not buying the Spam Beach Towel at the Spam Museum. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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Just How Important ARE Prenatal Vitamins?

Are you pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, with one of the four million babies the CDC estimates will be born in the United States next year?  You want your baby to be healthy and strong, but statistics suggest that one in nine of these babies will be born pre-term …

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Life with a newborn is rough, even just to watch

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“We are going to adjust to the new normal, even though it’s totally crazy,” an exhausted mom says while looking directly into the camera.

In the same two minute clip the scene flits back and forth between different families struggling through the sleep-deprived struggles that can accompany bringing home a newborn baby. Between hearing the infants cry and looking at the tired faces of the parents, the whole video is a bit hard to watch, especially if you have those been-there, done-that memories.

Take a look:

In one particularly hilarious scene (it’s funny, at least, as an outsider looking in) an underwear-clad dad struggles and fails to hang a shade that will help keep the glaring sun out of his partner’s eyes. I feel bad for laughing…almost.

When my first son was born we lived in a tiny apartment in a terrible part of our city. We had a digital camera, but home security cameras (such as Canary, which captured these parents’ early weeks) weren’t yet a regular thing people were using. There’s a part of me that would get a great kick out of going back now and watching my husband and I fumble around deliriously, but I’m also not entirely sure if I could have done it. My sweating, bleeding, boobs-leaking, unsure mess of a self craved privacy.

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That being said, I adore that other people don’t feel the same way. How lovely for someone who is on their way to being a new parent, but doesn’t yet have a babe in arms, to get a look at what’s coming down the pipeline. As a mom-to-be who was obsessed with TLC’s A Baby Story I would have watched hours of personal footage anyone was willing to share.

For all the negatives modern technology can seem to sometimes have, I’m always able to find a positive counterbalance.  Kudos to you out there who are willing and able to share your ups and downs, and I hear you others who hold your cards close. Luckily there’s no one right way to go about capturing your parenthood experience.

How would you feel about being recorded as a new parent?

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Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends

Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends


Meghan Markle basically just called Kate Middleton one of her best friends

Despite the rumors you may have heard, Meghan Markle, the newly minted Duchess of Sussex, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, get on famously. Not only are they friends, but a recent overture from Prince Harry’s new bride has led us to believe that their friendship is next-level, aka they are best friends.

According to People, Markle gifted her closest pals a custom-made “Kensington” bracelet ahead of the royal wedding. The Zofia Day piece, a simple gold chain anchored by a matching flattened disc, is also now available for purchase — meaning you can be one of Meghan Markle’s best friends, whether she likes it or not. It’s no diamond tiara, but we think the delicate chain is enough to make us commoners feel sufficiently royal (or, you know, royal-adjacent).

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Related article: Meghan Markle sewed a secret tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding dress

The bracelet was given to six of Meghan’s closest friends, including Benita Litt and Jessica Mulroney, whose respective children served as bridesmaids and page boys during the ceremony.

Sisters-in-law, sisters in royal life. Does the Kate-Meghan friendship not read like a network series pitch? C’mon, ABC, you got this.

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Florence served as a major inspiration for the Just Cavalli resort collection, the first designed by creative director Paul Surridge since his arrival at the company last year.
A view of the landscape of the Tuscan city, which is the fashion house’s hometown, as well as the iconic image of the marble statue of David by Michelangelo in Piazza della Signoria, pop up in the young and fun collection.
Rooted in an urban, contemporary mood, the versatile lineup offers a range of easy-to-wear pieces, spanning from multicolored jacquard sweaters, slipdresses layered over lace blouses, as well as a Barbie-like outfit, combining a miniskirt with a denim-inspired jacket, both crafted from baby pink leather.
The brand’s signature wild animal motifs are reworked through a graphic lens and mixed and matched on maxi frocks, while an ironic feel runs trough a lacquered yellow bomber worn with coordinated pants printed in a crocodile pattern.
Staying away from certain rock ’n’ roll and sexy clichés of the brand’s previous collection, Surridge managed to deliver an unfussy and unpretentious lineup of wearable yet eye-catching pieces for the real girls of 2019.

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Sure, you could go with a classic cocktail dress for wedding season this year. Or you could mix it up instead by wearing a sleek and oh-so-stylish jumpsuit at the next ceremony you’re invited to. If you’re looking to stand out in the chicest way this summer by opting for jumpsuit instead then you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up some amazing sales on jumpsuits going on right now with some discounts up to over 50 percent off.  

Hear us out: You really can’t go wrong with a jumpsuit, especially for a summertime wedding. You can opt for a subtly sexy style, like Emmy Rossum and Beth Behrs’ lace paneled look, or a long-sleeve number like Morena Baccarin’s. A plunging neckline like Hailee Steinfeld’s look is a great way to go for the more daring, but if you’re looking to go foolproof, a classic floral or lace style is going to work regardless of the dress code for the big day.

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Emily Ratajkowski’s Wardrobe Is So Much More Than Just Bikinis

If you’re an avid follower of Emily Ratajkowski’s Instagram account, then you’ll know her style often consists of stellar bikini and one-piece looks (hey, if you’ve got it). But outside of holidaying, EmRata has some incredible outfits that are always bang on trend. Whether that’s trying a yellow dress, a gingham skirt or an off-the-shoulder top, she’s always dedicated to showcasing the coolest and most wearable pieces around right now.

The key component for making everything look great is that nothing she wears is ever overly fussy—whether that’s her clothes, her hair or her makeup. As a result, we’ve admired many an outfit of hers, whether that’s on the red carpet or just out and about in L.A. Adding to this is Ratajkowski’s sartorial trump card, which is that she knows what suits her figure and isn’t afraid to use that power to her fashion advantage. Keep scrolling, and click through our gallery to uncover the secrets of Emily Ratajkowski’s style.

Style Notes: Try switching up your go-to black leggings for a pair of biker shorts—ab-baring cropped sweatshirt optional.  On Emily Ratajkowski: Kith shorts
Style Notes: Combining a studded suede jacket with a maroon pair of trousers, she tops it off with the embroidered mules that we’ve seen all over Instagram. On Emily Ratajkowski: Alberta Ferretti mules.
Style Notes: One of the easiest and most flattering pieces for everyone to wear? The black roll-neck. Even better is when you tuck it into a pair of high-waisted jeans.
Style Notes: Of all the biggest trends we’ve seen Ratajkowski wear, the geek-chic glasses look is one she’s particularly fond of. On Emily Ratajkowski: Jason Wu.
Style Notes: A two-piece? Check. In millennial pink? Check. Plus a pair of barely there sandals? Check, check, check. On Emily Ratajkowski: Altuzarra suit.
Style Notes: While this trend has been going on for some time now (it was massive in 2016, as well as this year), Ratajkowski knows how to coordinate this accessory with the rest of her outfit. By keeping it in black, she matches her top and boots. Add a touch of colour with your bag.
Style Notes: Ah, the gingham trend. What were our summer wardrobes before this came into our lives? Here, during New York Fashion Week in February, Ratajkowski was ahead of the curve by wearing a checked skirt. On Emily Ratajkowski: Michael Kors skirt.
Style Notes: If there’s one thing we’ve learnt about fashion over the past year or so, it’s that the striped shirt is a good look, whatever form it comes in. Whether that’s a classic button-down or a deconstructed version, such as this one on Ratajkowski, it will make any outfit super chic. On Emily Ratajkowski: Monse Off-the-Shoulder Wrap-Effect Striped Silk-Twill Top (£528) and trousers.
Style Notes: Despite the plethora of street style shots of stylish women in robes over jeans, we’re still massively enjoying this trend. Do what Ratajkowski does, and make a statement by wearing a graphic tee underneath. On Emily Ratajkowski: Jonathan Simkhai Feminist AF T-Shirt (£73).
Style Notes: Underwear can definitely be outerwear in Ratajkowski’s world. This ensemble is a chic bodysuit under a skirt, paired with hold-ups and open-toed sandals. It shouldn’t work, but the strict use of thick black fabric means it does. On Emily Ratajkowski: DKNY.
Style Notes: For anyone who’s a fan of La La Land, then you’ll know why the yellow dress became such a big trend. Here, at the Valentino show, EmRata proves just how romantic a hue it can be. On Emily Ratajkowski: Valentino dress.
Style Notes: Matching co-ords are a great alternative to dresses, but the khaki colour and culottes make this much cooler than your average, meaning she can ditch accessories altogether. On Emily Ratajkowski: Solace London.
Style Notes: Yes, she loves an itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny bikini, but sometimes more coverage does equal more fashion brownie points (especially in red).
Style Notes: We fell out of love with the printed dress for a while, such was our dedication to the minimal look, but thanks to brands such as Rixo, we’re firmly for over-the-top bold frocks.
Style Notes: The naked dress trend isn’t going away anytime soon, and this was a great way to do the look without being too naked.
Style Notes: If you want to dress down a cute playsuit or short dress, opt for a pair of flat black boots and a Western-inspired belt. Just don’t forget the Gucci bag. On Emily Ratajkowski: Gucci bag.
Style Notes: Whether high heels or flats, having a ribbon detail on your shoes makes your whole look seem so much fresher.  On Emily Ratajkowski: Brock Collection dress; Altuzarra shoes.
Style Notes: As we’ve said before, this is the style tip bloggers have been stealing from David Beckham. While we can imagine why you might be hesitant about trying it, the baker boy hat is actually pretty cool. If you love Ratajkowski’s look, shop the 13 best new-in pieces.

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New York Just Got a New Fashion Week, but Does It Need It?

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Fashion Month, which includes New York, London, Milan and Paris, has always been one of the most celebrated times on the fashion industry calendar.

Taking place twice a year, from February to March and again from September to October, editors, buyers, celebrities, stylists and other industry personnel gathered in the world’s fashion capitals for the unveiling of top designers new season collections.

These industry festivals are used for buyers to decide what they wanted off of the runways and for editors to figure out what they were going to feature in editorials for their upcoming issues.

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Facebook just made an important decision regarding the abortion referendum

Facebook has decided to block any foreign ads related to the upcoming abortion referendum to preserve ‘integrity’ of the vote

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On the 25th of May 2018, the Irish abortion referendum will take place. Voters will be asked whether or not to approve the Thirty-Sixth Amendment to the Constitution Bill. According to TheJournal.ie, this amendment will allow repealing (removing) Article 40.3.3 (known as the Eighth Amendment) and replacing it with this line: ‘Provision may be made by law for the regulation of termination of pregnancies.’

Pro-choice protestors

In December, the Oireachtas (the Irish legislative body) committee on the Eighth Amendment supported the repeal and made a recommendation that abortion without restriction be legal up to the twelfth week of pregnancy. Groups supporting the ‘Repeal The Eighth’ movement, such as the London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign, have sought to highlight how thousands of Irish women a year are forced to leave the country, simply in order to get access to safe abortion services.

Of course, such a historic vote means that tensions and emotions are running high, and campaigns by both sides are dominating the internet and the airwaves. Facebook, whose value plunged by $ 36bn in the days after the Cambridge Analytica scandal was announced, has now taken the step to block any foreign spending on adverts regarding the referendum in order to protect the ‘integrity’ of the vote. As part of this, Ireland has also become the first country outside of the US to receive a collection of ad-tracking tools, (which were promised in early-April.)

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In a statement, Facebook said, ‘This is an issue we have been thinking about for some time. Today, as part of our efforts to help protect the integrity of elections and referendums from undue influence, we will begin rejecting ads related to the referendum if they are being run by advertisers based outside of Ireland.’

They continued: ‘What we are now doing for the referendum on the eighth amendment will allow us to operate as though these tools, which are not yet fully available, were in place today with respect to foreign referendum-related advertising.’

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Just back from: Los Angeles, California

Hannah and husband Matt attempting to take a selfie with the Hollywood sign which is just in the shot on the far right

Hannah and husband Matt attempting to take a selfie with the Hollywood sign (far right)! © Hannah Karns

Hannah Karns, Lonely Planet’s Midwest Sales Director, recently returned from a trip to Los Angeles, California.

Tell us more… My husband and I spontaneously decided to venture to Los Angeles for five days in December. We were anxious to escape the Chicago winter, and LA promised sun and temperatures in the 70s. With an Airbnb booked and the Lonely Planet Los Angeles guide downloaded via the Guides app, we were ready for our adventure.

Good grub? Despite hearing that LA isn’t particularly walkable, there was plenty to explore on foot in our neighbourhood of Silver Lake and Echo Park. We were thrilled because on our travels we’ve found walking to be the best way to get a feel for a new place.

We really enjoyed wandering around the shops and foodie spots in our local area, stopping in at the Night+Market Song for some delicious Grapow khai dao (minced chicken, garlic and rice topped with a fried egg) and the Fat Dragon for spicy Sichuan wontons and ma po tofu (a spicy tofu stew). With Pine and Crane’s lovely Dan Dan noodles in between the two, we had quite the flavorful food crawl in just a few blocks.

A bowl of traditional Sichuan spicy wonton

A bowl of traditional Sichuan spicy wonton © Artorn Thongtukit / Shutterstock

If you do one thing… I would recommend hiking to the Griffith Observatory. The trail entrance near the Greek Theater was convenient with plenty of parking, the hike was relatively easy (though it is uphill most of the way there) and the views of the city and famous Hollywood sign were great (and make for a lovely sunset setting) – not to mention the whole experience was completely free!

Local gem? From the unassuming exterior, we didn’t quite know what to make of the Thirsty Crow bar. We were pleasantly surprised, however, to discover an old-school, speakeasy-style interior, with friendly bartenders and cozy, red leather corner booths in the back. We were able to relax, enjoy the jazz music and soak up the candlelit ambience.

The view over Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory trail

The view over Los Angeles from the Griffith Observatory trail © Hannah Karns

Bizarre encounter? Though we didn’t see any celebrities, we did have a different kind of memorable sighting. As we made our way back down the Griffith Observatory trail at dusk, we heard a rustling in the hillside shrubbery. At first I thought it was two dogs who’d got off their leashes, but what emerged from the brush was in fact a deer and its fawn. They eyed us suspiciously, determined we were not a threat and swiftly sprang up the hill with surprising agility. We didn’t see them again, but they were the talk of that evening.

Fave activity? A real highlight of the trip was seeing a show at the Comedy Store. My husband is a huge stand-up fan and this is a legendary spot in Los Angeles. We saw big name acts back-to-back-to-back, and laughed so hard we cried several times. We didn’t want to leave the show – it was promising to go well beyond midnight – but we had to catch our flight early the next day.

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Surprise! Amazon just slashed prices on its two best-selling devices

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Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, which is one week from today? Or perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for yourself. Either way, Amazon has you covered today with a surprise sale. Both of the company’s best-selling devices have been discounted beginning on Sunday, making it the perfect time to hop into Amazon’s ecosystems, expand your collection, or bring mom up to speed. The Fire TV Stick drops to just $ 29.99 from its regular price of $ 40, and the Echo Dot gets a $ 10 price cut as well. These deals will only last as long as Amazon’s inventory though, so take advantage while you can if you want to be sure they ship in time for Mother’s Day.

Guess what! There are a both of other Amazon devices on sale today as well, including the Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa for just $ 39.99! On top of that, Amazon is running some killer deals on other devices too, like an ILIFE V3s Pro Robotic Vacuum for $ 119.99, $ 40 off an Instant Pot Ultra, a Philips Sonicare Healthy White Electric Toothbrush for $ 58, and a Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector by Anker at its lowest price ever with coupon code 4CAPSULE.

Check out the Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and the rest of Sunday’s best deals below.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire TV Stick–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
  • Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills with access to over 500,000 movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, SHOWTIME, NBC, and more. Plus, access millions of websites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Reddit with browsers like Silk and Firefox.
  • Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie show times, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 190 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video.
  • Amazon Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Thursday Night Football, Amazon Original Series, Prime Video Channels, and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
  • Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue streaming.
  • Play current favorites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen.

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player: $ 29.99

Echo Dot

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, DISH, and more

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – Smart speaker with Alexa – Black: $ 39.99

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa

  • The next generation of our best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, and with longer battery life and an improved display. More durable than the latest iPad
  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and up to 8 hours of battery life. 8 or 16 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage.
  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more.
  • Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost.
  • Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription.

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7″ Display, 8 GB, Black – with Special Offers: $ 39.99

Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa

  • The next generation of our best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
  • 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage
  • Just ask Alexa for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more.
  • Ask Alexa to call or message almost anyone, or make video calls to family and friends with a Fire tablet, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to enabled Echo devices.
  • Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
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Gabrielle Union who has been vocal about her experience with sex assault shared her opinion on Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict. While attending CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Union said that she believed the verdict to be a warning sign to other men who have been accused of and are guilty of sexual misconduct. According to Page […]

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CinemaCon attendees got a first look at the new Halloween this week. Producer Jason Blum and star Jamie Lee Curtis were on hand to provide information about the movie, which is a direct sequel to the 1978 original and set exactly 40 years later.

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It’s been 11 days since John Cena and Nikki Bella publicly announced their split on April 15, and we’re still reeling from the news. On Saturday, Nikki and twin sister Brie Bella attended the Nirvana Food and Wine Festival in Arizona, where Brie spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about the breakup… while Nikki stuck to Instagram to express her feelings. Now, Cena has spoken up about how he feels, and no surprise here: he’s heartbroken.

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While promoting Bumblebee: The Movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Cena spoke with several reporters about the split, including Extra‘s Mark Wright. Cena told Wright that he will always love Bella and said, “The one take away — and it sucks — but the one take away I can have for me is that… because I feel so heartbroken, I know I was in love and I will never be able to take that away.”

Cena said that he wants people to know, “When you feel down, just hang in there and fight through it… every low comes with a high.”

In another interview with TMZ reporters, Cena made similar comments. He said, “I love Nicole with all my heart and the split’s tough.” He added, “It’s a tough time but that’s life… We all go through highs and we all go through lows.”

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Since the breakup, Cena hasn’t spent much time in the public eye, but he has posted a handful of times on Twitter—to share inspirational messages as well as a weightlifting video in honor of his 41st birthday on Monday, April 23. The official Bella twins Twitter retweeted the video, which perhaps points to Brie’s insistence to Us Weekly that Cena will “always be family”.

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CinemaCon was Cena’s first public appearance since the announcement of the split, and his social media presence has been scattered. Meanwhile, Nikki hasn’t spoken to reporters, but she’s steered her focus on Instagram away from the breakup and toward bluer skies, like accomplishing her personal goals.

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Without mentioning his buddy Trump by name, France’s Macron just tore into the US president’s policies

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There’s a new royal baby in town: Kate Middleton has given birth to her third child. Kensington Palace confirmed the news this morning, stating that “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs. The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” The new boy joins 4-year-old Prince George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte. Congratulations to the new family of five! We can’t wait to catch our first glimpse at the mini royal. 

The royal family first confirmed the Duchess of Cambridge’s pregnancy back in September, but Middleton didn’t debut her baby bump until mid-October. Since then, we’ve enjoyed her impeccable pregnancy style, from her royal trip to Sweden and Norway to her first joint appearance with Meghan Markle. (Side note: Who’s excited for the family’s next milestone, Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry?) Stay tuned as we learn more about baby #3. 

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Just back from: Madagascar

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Ellie Simpson, Traveller Communications Analyst at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Madagascar.

Tell us more… My husband and I spent an epic three weeks on our honeymoon in Madagascar, complete with some of the most extraordinary animal encounters of our lives, insane modes of transport and some proper time out relaxing on the beach.

In a nutshell… Madagascar is a dream destination for the intrepid traveller, and although it can really test you at times it’s always worth the effort.

Defining moment? There are only seven main roads on the whole island, and a great percentage of these national routes are made up of potholes. Some of them even turn into rivers, where you and your vehicle have to be rafted over by the ferryman. It makes for quite an adventure getting from place to place!

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A band of locals help Ellie and co out of a tight spot! © Ellie Simpson

On our way back from Tsimanampetsotsa National Park in the south, our driver took us along a ‘track’ that was pure sand. Despite being in a 4WD, of course, we got completely stuck and for a time it felt like we would never get back to our little beach hut. Luckily, a large group of local villagers stumbled upon us on their way home and stopped to help us out. Whipping out their trusty machetes they chopped down the scrub on the side of the road to lay under our tires, and eventually, we were free! As a thanks for their valiant efforts we gave all 12 of them a lift home in the back of the truck, the sun setting and Malagasy tunes blaring out in celebration.

Good grub? From freshly-caught grilled lobster to the tenderest Zebu steak, Madagascar has some of the best value food in the world. The French influence is strong, but Malagasy twists like sauce coco really make the food special. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a large lychee and vanilla rum. Absolute bliss!

An Indri lemur poses in the forest canopy

An Indri lemur poses in the forest canopy © Arto Hakola / Shutterstock

You’d be a muppet to miss… The wailing Indri lemurs at Parc National Andasibe Mantadia, just east of the capital Antananarivo. The Indri indri are the largest lemurs in the world, and aside from the fact they are ridiculously cute and strange looking (some describe them as looking like a two year old child in a panda suit), it’s the sound they make that really amazes. Their territorial cries can be heard from over five kilometres away; spend a night in the jungle and you’ll awake to the sound of their eerie wailing floating through the misty forest. Get up close to the Indri and the sound is deafening enough to make you want to cover your ears.

Get any souvenirs? While most travellers to Madagascar seem to avoid travelling by the uncomfortable and often terrifying taxi-brousse (Malagasy minibuses stuffed full of people and packed high with luggage), we spent a fair few hours squeezed between locals, chickens and bags of charcoal. But despite these troublesome transits, our favourite souvenir is a battered tin taxi-brousse model which sits on our shelf at home and reminds us of potholes, smiling children and ring-tailed lemurs.

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‘Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass’ Just Jumped the Queue of E3 Announcements

Getting well ahead of the E3 news rush, Croteam has announced Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass ahead of E3. It will definitely be available on PC, though we don’t know about consoles yet. We should hear more at E3.

Not much is shown in the trailer, but the classic Serious Sam enemy of a beheaded, shirtless lunatic sprinting towards you with two bombs features prominently. How is he even yelling?

Fans of the old games will fondly remember that moment after one of those enemies is killed, and then a horde of them come running over a hill. It’s a moment faithfully recreated in this trailer. Now with added grass that sways in the breeze!

It’s a sequel in an old-school, silly franchise in an era of old-school, silly FPS franchises trying to grow up and show maturity in their sequels.

We do have to wonder if Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will undergo a similar change.

Wolfenstein is still very silly but no one could accuse it of being stale and unchanging. It’s upped its storytelling game massively, and included a bunch of bonkers weapons to play with.

Doom also innovated. It was very much a Doom game, but a few smart additions like the melee insta-kills that keep you going in the fight were welcome improvements.

Will Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass similarly level up? Or is there a place in 2018 for games that unashamedly stick to their roots?

To be clear, we’re not talking about Sam himself becoming some grizzled, newly sensitive protagonist with a redemption story arc. Not every game needs to be Logan or God of War.

But at their core, Serious Sam games were largely shoot & strafe. They were born of a time when the first-person perspective was so new, shoot & strafe was exciting enough on its own. On a mechanical and gameplay level, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass is just going to have to do more to keep modern FPSers interested.

You’ve got your FPS games targeting the retro market, to be sure. We recently covered Dusk, which is all about those old-school FPS feels. It does a great job of it. But that works as an indie game with a niche market. If you’re targeting a larger audience (and a larger budget), you’re going to need more.

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Just back from: Djibouti

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Peter taking in the deceptive vistas of Lac Assal © Peter Watson

Peter Watson, Lonely Planet Trailblazer and blogger at Atlas & Boots, recently returned from a trip to Djibouti.

Tell us more…  I spent 10 days exploring Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of Africa bordered by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. Djibouti hosts an array of peculiar landscapes and is possibly the most obscure country I’ve ever travelled to. Before Lonely Planet named Djibouti a Best in Travel destination for 2018, I would have struggled to point to it on a map!

In a nutshell… Despite its minuscule size (coming in at Africa’s 8th smallest country), Djibouti is a bewildering landscape of belching limestone chimneys, grand desert plains, petrified forests and extraordinary salt lakes – all pressed into an area one-sixth the size of England. Throw in spectacular diving, a wildlife refuge and the chance to swim with whale sharks, and you have one truly thrilling offbeat destination.

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Gliding next to the world’s largest fish is an animal encounter of epic proportions © Peter Watson

Defining moment? At one point during our whale shark expedition, I thought I’d jumped into the water too early as the whale shark sped off in the opposite direction, presumably spooked. To my surprise, it soon changed course and headed directly towards me. Its enormous bulk slid by so close I thought its tail would hit me – it was an exhilarating experience, right up there with exploring the wildlife of the Galápagos.

Bizarre encounter? Visiting Lac Assal, a salt lake at 155m below sea level – the lowest point in Africa and the third lowest in the world. It’s spellbindingly beautiful but wickedly deceptive. It looks like an idyllic beach with turquoise waters and powdery white sand, but the ‘beach’ is actually brittle deposits of salt and the water is 10-times saltier than the sea. I went for a swim, which largely constituted just bobbing around in the thick water before the stinging salt became too much to handle!

Good grub? You don’t go to Djibouti for the food, but that’s not to say there aren’t tasty options. There’s a notable French influence; fresh croissants and baguettes abound. The Yemen-style oven-baked fish is a must-try and there’s even amazing Indian food. Singh’s restaurant in the capital city (also called Djibouti) serves the finest paneer masala in the Gulf!

A limestone chimney rising from Lac Abbe's unearthly terrain

A limestone chimney rising from Lac Abbe’s unearthly terrain © Peter Watson

Quintessential experience? An overnight trip to Lac Abbé offers a great cross-section of Djibouti’s arresting landscapes and cultures. We stopped at the Grand Bara desert and a remote Afar village near the shores of the lake.

Lac Abbé itself is a desolate landscape like few other places on Earth, the seemingly apocalyptic scene punctuated by sprouting limestone chimneys sporadically belching steam. In the late-afternoon, we watched a crimson sunset before retiring for the night to our traditional Afar hut, fashioned from wooden sticks and animal skin. In the morning, we woke for the sunrise and watched the whole process in reverse.

You’d be a muppet to miss… the chance to swim with whale sharks. Wildlife experiences are often so fleeting and I thought this would be the same, but I spent several immersive minutes at a time with these incredible animals on multiple occasions throughout the day. Whale sharks are utterly enchanting in their beauty and behaviour, and it was a privilege to share their space.

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Desiree Linden Just Became the First American Woman to Win the Boston Marathon in Three Decades

The drought is over for American women at the Boston Marathon. Desiree “Desi” Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in more than three decades after pulling away from a competitive field and battling unusually cold, wet and windy conditions.

The win marked redemption for Linden, who performed in the elite field at Boston throughout her career and lost the 2011 Boston Marathon title by just six seconds. Linden, a two-time Olympian, came out on top Monday when she pulled away from the chase pack and took the lead from Ethiopian runner Mamitu Daska toward the end of the race. For the final five miles of the race, Linden expanded her lead and crossed the finish line, drenched from the rain and with no other runners in sight. Linden crossed the Boston Marathon finish line with an unofficial time 2:39.54 — more than 10 minutes off the her personal record but a substantial effort amid Boston’s harsh weather conditions on Monday.

“It’s storybook,” Linden told NBC Sports of her win. “I’m thrilled to be here and get it done.”

“Even on a day like today where it’s pretty miserable out,” she added, “people show up and they embrace the race.”

Linden’s victory answered months of speculation as to whether a U.S. woman could win due to a talented American field in this year’s race. Professional distance runners Shalane Flanagan, Molly Huddle and Sara Sellers, among several others, joined Linden in the women’s race, and Americans filled six of the top eight finishers. Flanagan, one of the favorites among the Americans, came in seventh with an unofficial time of 2:46.31. In November 2017, Flanagan won the TCS New York City Marathon — similarly becoming the first American woman to do so since 1977.

Sportsmanship among the Americans was on full display during the race, particularly when Linden held back toward the beginning of the race to help Flanagan catch up to the pack after stopping at a port-a-potty. In an interview after the race, Linden said she wasn’t feeling well, considered dropping out mid-race and chose to instead try to help Flanagan, a Massachusetts native who was vying for a Boston title.

“When you work together, you never know what’s going to happen,” Linden told NBC Sports. “Helping her helped me.”

Flanagan and Linden have represented the U.S. together throughout their careers, including at the Olympic marathon in 2012 and 2016.

The last American woman to win the Boston Marathon was Lisa Larsen Weidenback in 1985.

History was also made this year on the men’s side when Yuki Kawauchi became the first Japanese man to win the race since Toshihiko Seko won in 1987.

Linden and Kawauchi’s new titles also come with a big pay day. The two Boston Marathon winners will each receive $ 150,000 prize, provided by John Hancock Financial, the largest sponsor of the Boston Marathon. The top 15 winners on the men’s and women’s sides will also receive financial prizes, with second-place finishers winning $ 75,000 and third-place finishers winning $ 40,000 each.

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When Apple launched the iPhone X this past November, the device wasn’t exactly easy to find. Due to some manufacturing hurdles, it took a few weeks before Apple was able to ramp up supply to sufficiently meet demand. Looking ahead to Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup, we’ve seen reports that Apple is planning to begin iPhone production a little bit earlier than usual to ensure that the company’s new iPhone models are in plentiful supply when they launch later this year, presumably in September.

With that said, a new report from ETNews (via PhoneArena) relays that Samsung is already gearing up to begin OLED production for new iPhone models. The initial production run in May is said to be in the 2-3 million range, with the production rate likely to double by June. Recall, Apple will likely introduce two iPhones this year with OLED displays, a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and a second-gen iPhone X. More interesting, though, is the tidbit that Apple and Samsung are still negotiating on price for the OLED panels.

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The highest paid TV actress just explained how to negotiate pay

‘When you’re asking for a raise, you’ve got to be willing to walk out the door if you don’t get what you want.’

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo is the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama, with her new two-year-deal with the show earning her £414,000 per episode – that’s over £14 million a year.

But according to the 48-year-old actress, this was a long time coming – reportedly fighting for equal pay for years.

That’s right. Earlier this year, the actress told the Hollywood Reporter that even as the show’s main character – you now, playing Meredith GREY in GREY’s Anatomy, she had to fight behind the scenes to be treated as an equal to her male co-stars.

‘They could always use [Patrick Dempsey] as leverage against me – ‘We don’t need you; we have Patrick’ – which they did for years,’ she explained of her male co-star, referring to his exit from the show as a ‘defining moment’. ‘I don’t know if they also did that to him, because he and I never discussed our deals,’ she explained. ‘But there were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that.’

She continued: ‘At one point, I asked for $ 5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey. They wouldn’t give it to me.’

Eventually getting her pay rise in the end, she is now calling for other women to rise up, giving her own advice on how to negotiate a pay rise.

‘The only time you ever really have power in asking for anything is if you’re willing to walk away,’ she explained. ‘When you’re asking for a raise, you’ve got to be willing to walk out the door if you don’t get what you want.’

She continued: ‘Be 100 percent honest. No, no, no, no, no, wait, wait — 98 percent honest. One hundred percent honest with yourself, 98 percent honest with the rest of the world. In being honest, it’s best to sort of start with the positive. Find something positive and lead with that, and then get into the more truthful parts of it.’

Her final piece of advice? ’Stop trying to be perfect. Nobody’s fucking perfect. I’m not perfect, you’re not perfect, and no one can expect us to be. The closest we can get is to be true and respectful to each other. Be okay with your flaws. We all have them. Stop trying to speak perfect, look perfect, act perfect. Men don’t try to be perfect.’

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Harley Viera-Newton just created our go-to summer shoe

Ballet pumps are officially cool again…

She’s the NY based DJ and fashion designer, whose Instagram feed of glam parties and even more glamourous friends has us double tapping on a daily basis. And now Harley Viera-Newton has added another string to her CV with her first shoe collection. Teaming up the British footwear brand Butterfly Twists, Harley has created three limited edition styles, that are set to become a go-to summer shoe.

From the Carla, a platform espadrille in pink or blue gingham, to the Charlotte, a classic pastel ballet pump to the Olivia, a mesh ballet pump with embroidered heart detailing, there is a shoe to suit everyone’s personal style. Come summer, we’re already planning on wearing the Carla with denim cut-offs while the Charlotte is perfect for pairing with ditzy floral printed tea-dresses.

Speaking about the collaboration, Harley said: ‘We wanted to create an exciting, premium collection together that combines playful prints and classic styles.’

 

Priced between £50 – £75, the collection is available now from Butterfly Twists and selected retailers.

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Blake Lively Just Trolled Ryan Reynolds on Instagram Again

Blake Lively has starred in Gossip Girl, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and The Shallows, but her greatest role may be that of Instagram troll. Lively has turned teasing her husband Ryan Reynolds into a bona fide art form.

The two wed in 2012, and she has publicly announced that she loves him “most of the time” and shared photos of Ryan Gosling that cropped out Reynolds. Ryan, of course, has his fun too with his hilariously viral tweets.

To keep the game going, Lively uploaded a photo to Instagram of Reynolds staring adoringly at her at the premiere of A Quiet Place. While the photo looks like a wife sweetly congratulating her husband, in fact, the photo depicts Lively’s impressive hair styling skills (if she does say so herself). In the photo caption, Lively wrote, “If there’s one thing I’m infinitely proud of in this picture, it’s the incredible hair styling that I did on myself.” These two are perfect for each other.


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Just about anything in your house can be made “smart” these days, and that goes for your garage door too. The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is particularly great because it works with pretty much any modern garage door opener you might have. It’s also insanely easy to install and takes about 10 minutes start to finish. The setup is a breeze too, so you’ll be controlling your garage door from your iPhone or Android handset in no time! It’s an awesome device, and the price just dropped from $ 99 to $ 79 so now is the perfect time to get in on the action.

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Why Netflix just bid $300 million for a billboard company in LA

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Over the past few years, Netflix has spent every spare dollar it has on developing original content. Hardly a surprise, Netflix is releasing new content at such a pace that it’s literally impossible to keep up. As a quick and recent example, Netflix just last month released 54 original TV shows. Of course, developing original content and licensing existing comment is anything but cheap. In fact, by the time 2018 draws to a close, Netflix late last year indicated that it may spend as much as $ 8 billion on procuring content for its growing base of users.

All that said, it appears as if Netflix is looking to spend some of its cash on old-fashioned advertising. According to a new report from Reuters, the streaming giant recently made a bid of $ 300 million to acquire Regency Outdoor Advertising, a billboard company with a strong presence across Los Angeles.

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The NBA Just Took Its First Big Step on the E-Sports Stage. But Will the Crowds Follow?

The Dallas Mavericks nabbed the top overall player in an NBA draft Wednesday afternoon in New York City. Mavs owner Mark Cuban gave him a congratulatory phone call, before NBA commissioner Adam Silver called his name as the number one pick. Wearing a snazzy purple bow tie, he ascended the stage at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater, shook Silver’s hand, donned a Mavs hat, and posed for the cameras. He compares his game to two future Hall of Famers, calling himself a mix of Kyrie Irving — he can explode to the basket like the Boston Celtics star — and Chris Paul, since he distributes the ball like the Houston Rockets point guard. After all, he once dished out 55 assists in a single game.

Mavs fans, meet Artreyo “Dimez” Boyd, the first-ever draft pick for the NBA’s new e-sports enterprise, the NBA 2K League, which pits the world’s best players in the popular NBA 2K video game against each other over a four-month season starting in May. “Dimez” (pronounced “dimes”) is Boyd’s gaming handle; his avatar is an unstoppable 6’5″ point guard on the screen. (Boyd himself stands 6-feet tall.)

Seventeen of the NBA’s 30 franchises are fielding 2K League teams. In June’s 2018 NBA Draft, Dallas — which owns one of the worst records in the NBA — hopes to select the top overall traditional basketball player, to help turn the team’s fortunes around. But for now Dimez, the pixilated point guard for the Mavs Gaming squad, will have to do. After his selection, Boyd had a message for Cuban. “Hey, Mark, man, let’s go get this ring,” says Boyd, 23. “Let’s go get this championship.”

The NBA, like many other professional investors, is betting on the e-sports boom. Competitive video gaming was a $ 655 million global industry in 2017, according to research company Newzoo, a 32% increase over 2016. Newzoo forecasts the e-sports economy to grow to $ 1.4 billion by 2020. Strauss Zelnick, chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive, the company that makes NBA 2K, says 200 million people around the world consider themselves avid viewers of competitive gaming. NBA owners are pouring money into e-sports enterprises; Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber, for example, has invested in Team Liquid, an e-sports organization that competes in popular battle and strategy games like StarCraft II and League of Legends. The Warriors started a League of Legends team in October.

Given all the excitement about e-sports, the NBA is looking to push its own product — basketball — in the video game space. Before the inaugural draft, more than 70,000 gamers tried to qualify for the league. Ultimately the 17 NBA 2K League teams each selected just six players, from a draft pool of 102 gamers.

Read more: Watching the NBA in Virtual Reality Is Surprisingly Good

Teams will square off in five-on-five NBA 2K hoops games, with each gamer controlling the player he’s created. (No women qualified for the final draft pool, which Silver admits is a concern.) The players will live and train in their team’s market; so Dimez, who’s from Cleveland, is headed for Texas. The league pays for housing, and the players selected in the first round will make $ 35,000 over six months. Everyone else earns a $ 32,000 salary.

Silver, who first witnessed the e-sports hysteria up close a few summers ago when he saw fans rollicking a sold-out Madison Square Garden at a League of Legends event, is taking 2K seriously. The first round of the 2K League draft was broadcast on NBA TV Wednesday afternoon. Silver says the NBA is in discussions with Twitch.tv, the video game streaming company Amazon bought for nearly $ 1 billion four years ago, to stream the 2K League games.

The commissioner already has the NBA flagship, the WNBA and the developmental G-League under his umbrella. Add 2K to the mix. “From the NBA’s standpoint,” says Silver, “this is our fourth league.”

But the question is whether fans will watch. E-sports grew on the backs of battle games, like League of Legends, which sell out arenas and draw millions of viewers around the world, especially in China and South Korea. Do these hardcore battle game fans have a desire to watch video game basketball? And do basketball fans want to watch pixels instead of the Indiana Pacers? The NBA already offers a premium product, so why would basketball fans tune into a LeBron James-like character on their computer screens, when the real LeBron already does it all?

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The NBA points to a 2K tournament it sponsored in 2017 as evidence of its e-sports potential. The league says that event drew 1.6 million viewers for the finals. “It’s certainly not blind optimism,” says Brendan Donahue, managing director of the NBA 2K League. “When we have done this, we have had success.” The NBA hopes all the young people playing NBA 2K will want to see the best gamers in action, just like, say, golfers love watching Tiger Woods on a Sunday. The NBA’s marketing muscle should also help its e-sports league get off the ground. Silver believes the NBA’s social media community, which he puts at 1.4 billion globally, is “fascinated with everything around this game.” That allows the NBA to develop the gamers “as unique personalities with their own following.”

Silver touts the 2K gamers as “a new generation of athletes, of NBA players,” but before you scoff at the notion of Dimez — as impressive as he is at the controller — as an NBA athlete, hear Silver out. “I see them as athletes, because I think it requires a unique combination of physical and mental skills to excel,” he says. Silver points to video game training regiments — some players practice 16 hours a day — as a sign of their dedication.

“I feel e-sport athletes definitely have bigger grinds, mentally, just staring at the screen for hours,” says Mitchell “Mootyy” Franklin, selected fourth overall by Sacramento’s e-sports franchise, Kings Guard Gaming. “The mental drain is more immense than an actual athlete.”

Johnathon “Fresh Prince JT” Fields, whom the Washington Wizards 2K team, Wizards District Gaming, selected 12th, urges skeptics to check out the competition. “Just like in any other sport, you win and you lose,” says Fields. “You look at that passion, we would have that passion in a real sport. It’s not fake passion. When I lose, I cry. In real life, when players lose, they cry. It’s a real thing.”

At the draft, the NBA certainly treated these gamers like big-time prospects. Stylists outfitted the gamers for their big moment. Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey brought a boring suit to New York from Southern California; when Blazer5 Gaming, the Portland team, selected him with the sixth pick, he took the stage in a polkadot shirt and socks, with Gucci shoes. “I feel more confident in this than my other suit for sure,” says Downey.

The NBA gamers might be brasher than the NBA players. “Oh, we’re making the playoffs, easily. You can put it in sharpie, ” says Franklin, the Kings selection. Dimez, the top pick, goes one better. He promises to win more titles than Michael Jordan, the greatest of all time, owner of six championship rings.

Dimez has spoken. Dallas may never be the same.

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It’s not just leakage, I had a baby and pee my pants on the regular

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Becky Vieira

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I guess it wasn’t temporary. I pee my pants all the time since I’ve had a baby. Yes, it’s the sneeze-and-leak variety. But also the “Oops, I completely peed my pants and need to change everything from the waist down” type.

I knew my body wouldn’t escape pregnancy unscathed. Stretch marks. Varicose veins. My linea nigra never fully disappeared. It’s basically part of our family now.

And my poor bladder. With all that added pressure I was peeing frequently and leaking. I expected it to return to normal a few months after my son was born. This was nothing that time and some Kegel exercises couldn’t cure, right? Wrong.

I actually pee my pants. Often. 18 months after my son was born. And it’s not showing signs of improvement.

Laundry on bathroom floor

I’m embarrassed, feeling like the only one that still can’t control her bladder. And this far beyond postpartum? It should be under control by now. Can someone tell me when my bladder will stop evacuating itself involuntarily?

The reasons are twofold. Obviously, my bladder just isn’t what it used to be. You can’t put one of your body’s organs through what a bladder endures during pregnancy and not expect permanent repercussions.

Secondly, it’s due to toddler mom chaos. My time ceases to be my own. I’ll need to go, but get busy doing something with or for my son. Before I realize it two hours have passed. Suddenly that feeling is more of an urgent insistence from my bladder. Next thing it’s “Oops, I peed my pants.”

It makes me laugh, feel gross, want to cry…all of the above.

I’ve stocked up on panty liners and feminine wipes, which fill a pocket in my diaper bag right next to my son’s diaper wipes. I’ve almost confused the two on occasion.

Fortunately it’s not a daily occurrence. In fact, I’ve actually gone weeks without an accident. Yes, I refer to them as accidents, the same as a potty training tot would say. I hope I can appreciate the irony when the time comes to potty train my own son and we’re both peeing our pants.

The degree of embarrassment is determined by three factors:

  1. How much I pee
  2. Where I am when it happens, and
  3. Who is with me — or who am I unable to hide it from

The light bladder leakage — or LBL as the marketing folks cutely refer to it in ads for liners — is the best scenario. A sneeze or laugh are often the impetus. And it’s handled with a liner. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still horrible. But if it has to happen, this is how I want it to go down.

Anything beyond LBL can’t be sugarcoated. It means I’ve peed my pants. Hopefully it hasn’t gone beyond my underwear. Sometimes it does. In that case I pray the wet spot can’t be easily seen. Or I grab something to tie around my waist.

Like real estate, location is key in the pants peeing game. If I’m at home it really doesn’t matter if it’s LBL or a complete and total urine drench. My son is used to me saying “Mommy’s wet her pants…again,” before I head to the bathroom to get cleaned up.

mom and son look at camera

Out in the wild it’s another story. It’s not only where, it’s how far I am from home. How many hours into my outing. Did I just leave the house? Or is the day winding down? Either way, I’m hightailing it home. It’s just less frustrating at the end of a dinner out versus the appetizer course.

Then there’s the company I’m with. My inner circle knows. Luckily I haven’t had any incidents beyond that. I’ve become more strategic as to when I consume my daily water intake. And carry a spare pair of underwear in my diaper bag (all hail the multipurpose diaper bag).

I’m not accepting defeat. I’m keeping up with the Kegel exercises. Going straight to the bathroom when I feel the need, not hours later. Cutting back on caffeine and eating less spicy or acidic foods.

My ob-gyn is aware, and doesn’t think this will last forever. It just feels that way at times.

On the bright side, my bathroom has never been cleaner. At least I have that.

For more mom moments, follow me on Instagram at Witty Otter.

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How to Keep Your Budget in Check When You Just. Can’t. Resist. Shopping.


I’m one of those people who craves routine, structure, schedules, charts, lists and any other form of organization that makes my life more predictable. (The world is unpredictable enough on its own, amiright?)

The one place impulsivity does shine through in my life, though?

In my shopping habits.

Or at least it used to.

I consider myself a (mostly) reformed impulse shopper. But in the past, I was pretty bad about swiping my card whenever I encountered a good sale — or even just something that caught my eye that day.

During my (prolonged) stint as an impulse shopper, though, I figured out a few tricks to recoup my financial losses whenever my bank account needed a little TLC.

If you’ll forever be enticed by a good sale, here’s how you can make or save a little money every time you hear the siren song of a big red 50%-off flyer.

Here’s How to Be a Savvy(er) Impulse Shopper

If you just can’t resist when you see a good sale, here’s how to stay on top of your finances — without compromising your favorite guilty pleasure (shopping, obvi).

1. Get Cash Back for Your Purchases With Ibotta

A dollar bill hanging from a clothes line.
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Ibotta is an easy-to-use cash-back app that’s partnered with more than 50 retailers — just about anywhere you’d do any kind of shopping (like, say, for clothes).

With a list of brands like Asos and Gap and even sites like Poshmark offering cash back on qualifying purchases, Ibotta is a no-brainer for those times when the sale is just too good.

For most cash-back-on-clothing deals featured on Ibotta, you have to do your shopping through the app. After you make an account, head to the “Clothing” category under the “Find Offers” tab. There, you can see the entire list of retailers and choose your shopping experience.

Once you choose an offer, you’ll be taken to that retailer’s site within the Ibotta app (or moved over to the retailer’s app if you have it downloaded on your device) — but you’ll have to make sure you’re maintaining the link between Ibotta and your shopping experience the entire time.

This means if you leave the app or web experience you’re browsing on for any reason (like to check a text message), you’ll have to go back through the offer process in  Ibotta before you make a purchase in order for the deal to work.

Once you successfully complete your transaction, you’ll be greeted with a “Welcome Back” screen.

Ibotta is free to download — plus, you’ll get a $ 10 sign-up bonus.

If you’re going to be doing a little late-night browsing anyway, you might as well free up some extra room in your just-for-fun budget while you’re at it!

2. Track Your Shopping — and Spending — With Trim

One incredibly important step when managing your money (especially if you’re feeling a little spendy) is budgeting.

I know — no one loves sticking to a budget, right? But it’s important to take a good look at what you’re spending and understand where you can cut back — and where it’s OK to splurge a little when you come across a must-have item.

An easy way to automate this process is to use Trim, a little bot that’ll keep track of all your transactions.

Simply connect your checking account, credit card and savings account for a big-picture look at your spending habits. Then, take a closer look by checking out each of your transactions (but don’t worry — Trim won’t tell anyone you’ve already hit up Target four times this week).

You can also set alerts that’ll let you know when bills are due, when you’ve hit a spending cap or when you’ve (hopefully not) overdrafted.

The best part? It’s free to sign up.

3. Round up Your Transactions to Save More With Acorns

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Acorns is a simple savings and investment app that rounds your credit or debit card purchases up to the nearest dollar and invests the digital change.

You can connect the app to your credit or debit card and let it automatically round up all your transactions, or manually round up only the ones you choose — a good strategy to make your impulse purchases work for you.

Contributor CJ Reid does the latter, accepting roundups of less than $ 0.50, such as her $ 3.60 cup of coffee.

“Rounding up 40 cents here and 25 cents there moves me swiftly enough to $ 5 so that I can begin investing without putting myself into the red,” she says.

Once your round ups reach $ 5, that amount will be transferred from your bank to your Acorns account, and invested into the portfolio of your choosing.

“Acorns makes it easy to invest by removing the responsibility of choosing individual investments or worrying about trades,” Reid explains. “You don’t need any previous investment knowledge or history.”

Once you get the process automated, the digital change from those pesky impulse buys can start to grow without you even having to think about it.

“With a conservative portfolio,” Reid says, “I turned $ 15 into $ 19 within a few weeks.”

You can sign up and download the app here.

4. Stop Deleting Your Emails

It turns out deleting your emails could be costing you serious money. Intrigued?

One of our secret weapons is called Paribus — a tool that gets you money back for your online purchases. It’s free to sign up, and once you do, it will scan your email archives for any receipts. If it discovers you’ve purchased something from one of its monitored retailers, it will track the item’s price and help you get a refund anytime there’s a price drop.

Plus, if your guaranteed shipment shows up late, Paribus will help you get money back for what you paid for shipping.

5. Use a Cash-Back Credit Card

A detail of a shopper paying for groceries with a credit card.
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Using a rewards credit card on your clothing purchases can be a way to earn a little of those expenses back.

You just have to be sure you don’t get too carried away with those purchases — and that the card is paid off at the end of each billing period.

Here’s an option we like: It’s the Chase Freedom Unlimited card. Its claim to fame? You’ll earn an unlimited 1.5% cash back on all your purchases. Plus, if you spend $ 500 in your first three months of opening the card (hi, new spring wardrobe), you’ll pocket a $ 150 bonus.

There’s no annual fee, and the cash-back rewards don’t expire. We checked Credible’s annual rewards calculator, and it estimates $ 417 in annual rewards based on our spending habits.* (You can enter your unique spending habits and see what you’d earn, too.)

Get signed up — and 0% intro APR for 15 months — here.

*Annual Rewards amounts will change based on the amounts you enter. The monthly spending category names and definitions may vary among issuers, and categories may not align one-to-one.

The information for the Chase Freedom Unlimited card has been collected independently by The Penny Hoarder. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuer, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer. The Penny Hoarder is a partner of Credible.

6. Sell Clothes You Don’t Wear Anymore

If your closet is full to overflowing with your latest impulse purchases, you can make extra room in your wardrobe and your budget by selling the pieces you don’t wear anymore.

To find the best platform for selling your clothes online, check out this list to see which sites will give you the biggest return — and which sites require the most (and least!) work on the seller’s end.

Once you figure out the tricks to selling on various resale platforms, you’ll be able to sit back and watch your shopping budget grow while also watching your unmanageable wardrobe shrink.

7. Trick Yourself Into Saving Money

Some cash next to a cup of coffee
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A little fun-money shopping here and there isn’t necessarily a problem.

But if your impulse buys are sending you into a financial tailspin, it might be time to rein in the urge to spend.

Freezing your cards can slow your spending habits, but only for so long.

But if you’re motivated by mind games, you might want to try these other methods for tricking yourself into saving money.

One of the methods even includes a fun arts and crafts project: Vision boards for the win!

8. Check Your (Spending) Before You Wreck Your (Budget)

Sometimes, curbing an impulsive spending habit is as simple as following a flow chart.

If you’re staring down a killer sale — but you just can’t shake that little voice of reason inside your head — our “Should I Buy This” decision tree can help you determine whether the purchase will be worth it in the long run.

And hey, if you make it to the end of the flow chart and all signs point to yes, you can drop the guilty feelings and know you’re making a well-thought-out purchase.

9. Become a Mystery Shopper

People blurred in a shopping mall.
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You know that saying, “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life?”

If you’re one of those people who just loves the thrill of the hunt, consider becoming a mystery shopper. That way, you’ll at least be making a little extra money to add to your shopping budget when the urge to splurge comes knocking.

And with “missions” including everything from test-driving cars to catching an afternoon movie, there’s pretty much a mystery shopping gig for everyone out there.

But be careful! There are a handful of mystery shopping scams on the market, and the last thing you want is to find out that you got swindled out of the cash you were trying to earn — or worse.

Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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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Not Just Meghan Markle: Here Are 6 Royal Black Women Around the World

Since the announcement of her engagement to British royal family member and unlikely heir to the throne—he’s sixth in line—Prince Harry, the microscope has been on Meghan Markle.

Every detail is being inspected about her life including her family life. She is the product of a white father and black mother—a social worker who lives in the mostly African American L.A. suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills (incidentally, one of the wealthiest black suburbs in the country).

After the royal wedding, set for May 19th, Markle will be addressed as “Her Royal Highness” and becomes not only a senior royal but a duchess, according to The Telegraph. 

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Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

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Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein and Princess Angela of Liechtenstein (Pinterest)

Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.

 

 

Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco

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Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco and Christian Louis Baron de Massy (Facebook)

de Massy is married to Christian Louis Baron de Massy who is Prince Rainier of Monaco’s nephew. The fashionable beauty of Caribbean descent is a prominent fixture among the who’s who of Monaco’s social scene and is also involved in philanthropy, serving as president of Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo, a charitable organization in Monaco.

 

Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland

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The first of 30 children of King Mswati III of Swaziland, this princess is more than a pretty face, speaking out to raise awareness on issues such as AIDS and poverty that affect her country. With interests in the arts, this 30-year-old studied drama at the University of Biola in California and was featured in publications as one of the top hottest young royals.

 

 

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

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A former model, spokesperson, and actress, Omilana adds brains to beauty as a businesswoman. The Inglewood, California native started Wonderful Brand, a multifaceted business incorporating fashion, television, and web, with her husband, Kunle, a Nigerian prince. Known as the “Pantene Girl,” Omilana is cited as the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials.

 

Countess Mary Von Habsburg of Austria

 

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Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg and Countess Mary Von Habsburg (Pinterest)

Habsburg, a native of Sudan, is the wife of Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg of Austria. The couple wed in August 1999, hosting their ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, and have three children, all born in Nairobi. Their marriage was seen as controversial among the public and in royal circles, because of her class as a commoner and her ethnic background; but the head of the Habsburg royal family, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, reportedly declared all Habsburg marriages “equal.”

 

Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda)

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Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, this regal woman married King Kabaka Mutebi II in 1999, after a career working in various U.S. sectors including public relations, international nonprofits, and healthcare and human services. A graduate of New York University and New York Institute of Technology, the queen also advocates for public service, having worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and has worked as a consultant to bring resources to Uganda’s entrepreneurs and the business community.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original publish date of April 28, 2011

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Meet the 36-Year-Old Accountant Who Just Became an Overnight NHL Sensation

Scott Foster headed to the Chicago Blackhawks game right after work Thursday night. He had no idea he’d be making his National Hockey League debut.

The 36-year-old accountant for Golub Capital—and part-time emergency backup goalie—got called to the ice when both the Blackhawks’ starting and second-string goalies got injured. Although the head coach, who was seen chuckling behind the bench, may have had low expectations for Foster’s performance, the accountant ended up stopping all seven shots that came his way in the 14 final minutes of the game.

The former Western Michigan University goalie is part of a team of NHL emergency backup goalies, or EBUGs: ordinary people with some playing experience who play only in case of team injuries. But they rarely take the ice; before Foster, the only other EBUG to get NHL ice time played for the Carolina Hurricanes in the final seconds of a game in 2016, according to NHL.com.

After Foster’s standout debut, fans chanted his name at the end of the game, which the Blackhawks won 6-2. He even earned the Blackhawks’ coveted star-player belt.

“A few hours ago I was sitting on my computer, typing on a 10-key,” Foster told reporters during a postgame interview. “Now I’m standing in front of you guys, having just finished 14 and a half minutes of NHL hockey.”

Foster told reporters he keeps sharp by playing in two recreational “beer leagues” in his downtime. Despite his fairytale NHL debut, Foster joked he’d take it even further in stories to coworkers and rec league pals: “I’ll tell them I made about 30 saves in a 1-0 win.”

Foster won’t receive any compensation for the game, according to the Chicago Sun Times, but the father of two said the memories would last him a lifetime.

“This is a dream regardless. It’s something no one can ever take away from me,” he said. “It’s something I can go home and tell my kids and they can tell their friends and whatnot.”

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Leave it to Walt Frazier to paint it most properly in Philadelphia. “Every time I give up on [Emmanuel] Mudiay,” the MSG Network analyst said, “he comes up with a good game.” It’s actually two good games, as Mudiay is suddenly thriving in his demoted role off the bench after crashing and burning as a…
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