The Most Beautiful Election Photos—Without the Politicians

In October 1976, the photographer William Eggleston traveled from his home in Memphis to Plains, Georgia, the home town of Jimmy Carter, who was days away from winning the presidency. He took pictures along the way, most of them in and around Plains. The results were first published in a very limited edition entitled Election Eve, a slightly edited version of which will be republished later this month by Steidl.

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Bombay Bustle open their book of family recipes to create the cities most loved dishes

Who doesn’t love anything home cooked? Bombay Bustle’s art deco dining room is the perfect setting to enjoy Mumbai’s culinary favourites

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For some inexplicable reason I haven’t been to an Indian restaurant for about 18 months, there really isn’t a good reason, only sheer stupidity.  This was a very welcome invitation from Bombay Bustle, I’ve missed fragrantly spiced dishes and equally tempered cocktails, how great the Indian twist on drinks, taken in a more decadent direction – Italicus (Italian liqueur made with bergamot), mango, Darljeeling and Prosecco (£9.95)

On approach to the glass fronted restaurant, you can see diners sitting in the recreated luxury colonial train carriage, designed by Fabled Studio, all beautifully art deco with a pretty pallet of mint green at the front and a rich brick red in the second half of the room. We were shown to our booth at the side of the restaurant near the bar, perfect vantage point for people, plate and cocktail watching.

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Co-Founder Samyukta says ‘Mumbai is a city built on traditions, filled by an endless influx of dreamers, working professionals, and those seeking their fame and fortune; A true melting pot. In one moment you can be in old world Bombay and the turn of a street corner will thrust you into an urban amalgamation. In this complex, bustling metropolis, the Dabbawalas are a constant, bridging the distance between work and home, between different cultures and diverse regional cuisines, with their near-clockwork precision, and we hope to bring the same ethos to London’. Executive Chef Rohit Ghai adds ‘Bombay Bustle will capture the essence of Mumbai, our love of home comforts alongside our rapid pace of life, both existing side by side. The restaurant will be a place just as well suited to a leisurely dinner with friends as a quick lunch for one, always inspired by Mumbai’s diverse flavours, and home style cooking,’

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After talking to Samyukya, feeling her passion we took to the small plates menu which is packed full of temptation, you could happily dine tapas style with just these dishes. We went for the Masala Akuri, Truffle Naan – Indian spiced scrambed eggs (£7), it’s all about getting the eggs right, here they were creamy and light, perfect with the naughty truffle bread, we also choose Samosa Papdi Chaat – Punjabi vegetable Samosa, wheat crisp, sev and mint chutney (£6) again airy not greasy, dipped into the chutney it gave a light crunch, flavours bursting into the yoghurt, last of our starters was the Amritsari Fish – beer battered fish, masala green peas and Gurkha chutney (£10), the batter so crispy I half longed for the salt and Sarons but in reality the spiced peas and chutney turned this simple British dish into a potential Mumbai street food classic.

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A short pause to choose a bottle of wine, Arpeggio Settesoli, Italy (£19.50 for a bottle) and time to chat about the food, drinks and ladies bathrooms (lovely) we got into the main course.  We choose one from the Tandoor menu – Murgh Malai Kali Mirch, black pepper, cheese, mace green cardamom (£12) and the other from the Biryanis & Pulao menu – Chicken Tikka Tawa Pulao, Suffolk chargrilled chicken, basmati rice and fresh coriander (£16). Portion sizes great for us maybe larger appetites might want a couple of side orders, the flavours full, seasoned well, not too much heat in the chilli but you could go for the Madras Chicken Curry if feeling a little spicy.  To sum up Bombay Bustle is a gorgeous room, friendly knowledgeable service and a good mix of traditional and new dishes to try. It suits well heeled Mayfair, a wonderful lunchtime or dinner escape from the craziness of the West End.

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‘The Bachelor’: The 5 Most Cringeworthy Moments From Episode 2

This week’s episode of The Bachelor was like watching a car crash, but that’s because Arie Luyendyk Jr. literally had the ladies slam into one another in a demolition derby. Who says romance is dead?

The two hours we spent with “Pillow Lips” Arie and his hopeful female suitors revealed all sorts of things about the contestants, including carnival-themed childhood traumas that left one of the ladies in tears.

With plenty of head-scratching scenes to choose from, let’s break down the five most cringe-worthy moments from Episode 2.

Demolition Derby

Producers likely chose the night’s date due to Arie’s profession as a race car driver, but did they bother to consider the consequences of having the women crash cars into their fellow competitors? It seems like an event where the contestants can get injured isn’t the safest way for them to get to know each other better. But, hey, the things we’ll do for love, right?

 

Bumper Car Trauma 

“This is, like, my worst nightmare,” said Annaliese through tears after admitting that the group date reminded her too much of a horrible experience she had with bumper cars as a child. We immediately assumed that she was somehow horribly injured in an amusement park accident, but she actually just didn’t enjoy the ride. She was traumatized by the fact that everyone kept hitting her with their bumper cars, making her feel so alone. (But a big congrats to Annaliese for both pushing through her fears and for having such an incredible life that riding bumper cars was one of the most traumatic moments she’s ever experienced.)

Producers really came through with that slowed-down “flashback” to kids laughing on bumper cars while eery circus music played in the background, though.

 

The Coveted “Most Hardcore” Award

Brittany T. disappeared with an undisclosed injury after the derby because apparently being slammed into by a bunch of old cars is indeed dangerous after all. Arie checked in on her the next day and brought a gift to help make her feel better. Naturally, a rose would have been the one thing to actually heal her pain, but surely she was just as thrilled to get a simple piece of paper that declared her the “Most Hardcore” of the group. Brittany graciously accepted the certificate before instantly folding it in half and returning to the rose ceremony to see if she would survive the night.

 

Bibiana Goes Off

The competition quickly got the best of fiery Bibiana, who did not appreciate being unable to get alone time with Arie on the giant group date. She stormed off and threatened that the cameras had better not follow her into the night. She doubled down on her anger the next night when Krystal interrupted her long-awaited one-on-one time with the bachelor, attacking the contestant for her selfish ways. Krystal already had a rose, so it’s hard to blame Bibiana for her outrage. In fact, most viewers seemed to be #TeamBibiana in the series’ newest feud. But after warning Krystal to sleep with one eye open, Arie will have to have a thing for women who deliver subtle death threats in order for the two to have a future together.

 

Jenny’s Uncomfortable Elimination

When Arie decided not to give Jenny a rose, the 25-year-old didn’t exactly take it well. She refused to give Arie a goodbye hug or look at him as she trudged out of the room, leading to a truly awkward elimination. When our leading man chased after her for some consoling, she let him know that “I’m not sad about you. I’m sad about leaving my new friends.” But we’d venture to guess that not surviving long enough to gain any fame from the show also had something to do with her breakdown.

Plus, she declared that this is the first time she’s ever been dumped. “I literally came into this thinking I would end up with him, but he literally picked a taxidermist over me,” she admitted. “I feel like I embarrassed myself.”

 

That’s all for now, but don’t worry Bachelor fans. We’ll be back next week to highlight the inevitable awkward moments from the upcoming professional wrestling date.

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When it comes to making new purchases, there are always several factors to consider: how often you’ll wear it, whether it goes with the rest of your closet, and so on. But there’s one important element you might not be putting much thought into: how much it will be worth on the resale market. Given fashion’s fast-pasted, cyclical nature, not everything in your closet will stand the test of time, and you may want to get some money for it down the line—which is when fashion girls flock to Poshmark in droves.

According to data collected from over three million Poshmark sellers, these five brands are the most in-demand and have strong resale values: Everlane, Hunter, David Yurman, Rag & Bone, and Ray-Ban. So if you’re thinking of making a splurge on any of these brands, you probably can’t go wrong.

Poshmark data also revealed the most-listed items among West Coast users: Free People dresses, Lululemon tops, Levi’s jeans, and Gucci bags. For East Coasters, it’s Zara dresses, J Brand jeans, J.Crew tops, and Michael Kors bags. Are these findings different than you’d expect? Read on to shop our favorite picks from in-demand brand Everlane.

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The Daily Show just stepped up its campaign to win one of President Donald Trump’s coveted “MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR.”

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‘Family Is the Most Important Thing’: Everything Chip & Joanna Gaines Have Said About Parenting

Not only will Chip and Joanna Gaines be producing a number of product lines, publishing another book, and running their Waco, Texas-based empire, the Fixer Upper couple will also be getting ready for a baby on the way.

The pair has always put family first for their four children: sons Drake, 12, and Duke, 9, and daughters Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7. “Family is the most important thing in the world,” Joanna, 39, told PEOPLE in September.

“I feel a little bit like a drill sergeant sometimes. Some elements of my personality, as a parent, I’m not real crazy about,” Chip, 43, told PEOPLE in December 2016 about his parenting style.  “I grew up in an environment that was pretty much ‘back by dark’ — didn’t generally know what we were doing, and it was all good, clean fun. So I thought, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a wild parent.’ ”

On the other hand, Joanna admitted that she’s “little more laid back than I thought I’d be,” telling PEOPLE: “ certain things that I really care about, but I think the funny part, with Chip, is just the video games, the TV. That’s where he kinda gets a little strict. It’s, ‘You go play outside.’ ”

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From dance parties in the middle of the night to bonding over arts and crafts as well as playing dress-up, the parents have been documenting special moments with their kids on social media to their over nine million followers.

“I want my kids to date, I want them to go out,” Chip shared. “I just remember great experiences as a kid, you know? Driving your car for the first time, picking up a young lady on a date for the first time. All those were little milestones to some extent.”

Joanna and Chip have previously expressed that they want their kids to have a life away from the national spotlight their fame has drawn. “They’re so young, and we want to give them the chance to have a normal childhood,” the mother-to-be said.

 

The filming schedule for Fixer Upper was a particularly exhausting one that required Chip and Joanna to film for 11 months out of the year since they began back in 2013.

“ would ask, ‘Mom and Dad, do you guys have to film again today? When is this going to be over?” Chip explained to PEOPLE in October. “The kids were so young when we started. Fast-forward to today and our oldest is almost a teenager — they’re all growing up so quickly,” Joanna added.

Ending their popular show meant slowing down because no matter how much it meant to them, it wasn’t worth risking what’s most important: their relationship and their family.

“Jo and I don’t want to find ourselves years from now realizing there were warning signs letting us know we were exhausted. We would rather stop here, where we still feel we’re in a really good place,” he said.

Back in July 2016, Joanna shared a viral Facebook post about the importance of instilling lessons in children that you hope will stick.

“You sow seeds early on and work hard to be intentional and then over time you move on to new lessons and challenges. Then one day you look up and the seeds you planted in your little children’s hearts are now in full bloom. Be encouraged today to keep pressing in and tending to their hearts. It will be worth it,” she said.

While they had never shut down the idea of expanding their family, the decision to end their popular HGTV series after five seasons may have presented more opportunities to think about welcoming another child.

“We had four babies right before the show started, and then we’ve had zero babies since the show started,” Chip told Houston ABC affiliate, KTRK in November. “For me, I’m really excited to go back and try to maybe . . . try to make some more babies,” he said.

And in June, Joanna shared with PEOPLE that she would consider trying for more than one child. “I would love another baby — or twins! The kids are always asking me, ‘Mom, can you have another baby?’ But Chip thinks we’re done,” she said.

The couple hasn’t ruled out a return to TV, but for now, plan to enjoy time together, time with their kids, big breaks like their recent trip to Italy and pet parenting five dogs, a handful of cats, cows, horses, chickens and goats.


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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

2018 will provide fans with a plethora of films to get excited about. We’ve taken a look ahead and picked out the 25 movies we’re most excited to see in the new year. Check ’em out!

Black Panther (February 16)

Marvel kicks off the new year with the first big superhero outing of 2018. Director Ryan Coogler (Creed) brings an astounding cast to this introductory solo adventure for T’Challa, the Wakandan king who has been thrust into the outside world and must protect his home. Most likely, this is going to be the kickoff to 2018 at the movies.

Annihilation (February 23)

Alex Garland (Ex Machina) adapts the sci-fi novel by Jeff VanderMeer and boy does this look weird in all the right ways. With eerie echoes of Tarkovsky’s StalkerAnnihilation doesn’t look like it’s going to be a flick that pleases all audiences. But, that’s what we need. This is creepy sci-fi from a writer/director who is delivering something special to genre fans.

A Wrinkle in Time (March 9)

Disney corners the market on blockbuster action/fantasy, so it’s cool to see them give director Ava DuVernay (Selma) this adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s trippy novelA Wrinkle in Time is definitely a gamble for wide audiences, but if it pays off, it could give us a fantasy epic unlike anything we’ll see in 2018.

Tomb Raider (March 16)

Video game movies have a very, very bad track record. Will Tomb Raider reverse that curse? Alicia Vikander is a solid choice to play Lara Croft, and director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) knows how to cultivate exciting and tense action. If any movie has a chance at crafting a good video game adaptation, it’s Tomb Raider.

Pacific Rim Uprising (March 23)

The sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 cult favorite looks to be more of what fans liked about the first film: giant robots fighting giant monsters. The added bonus of Star Wars lead John Boyega at the helm could give this second film a unique flavor. At the end of the day though, it’s giant robots fighting giant monsters. Enjoy the simple pleasures.

Isle of Dogs (March 23, limited)

A new Wes Anderson movie is always a reason for excitement, but Isle of Dogs is especially awesome as it marks Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation after 2009’s excellent Fantastic Mr. Fox. If you’re not on the Wes Anderson train, this probably doesn’t look too special. But if you are, this is one of the films you should be most excited about.

Ready Player One (March 30)

Steven Spielberg adapts the immensely popular novel by Ernest Cline. No matter what, it’s clear that many fans are excited to see so many of their fandoms collide in this pop culture extravaganza. Will the story itself be able to match up to all the crazy characters we’ll see on screen? Here’s hoping.

A Quiet Place (April 6)

Horror had a banner year in 2017, but 2018 looks like it’s going to offer some smaller successes. A Quiet Place looks like it could be the most intriguing horror outing of next year. A simple premise — a family must stay perfectly quiet to avoid attracting some kind of monsters — seems like a fertile playground for some good scares.

The New Mutants (April 13)

Speaking of horror, The New Mutants is taking the X-Men universe into a whole new genre. Director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) promises that this will be an X-Men film unlike any other. And the strikingly creepy trailer seems to back that up. For me, this is one of the absolute must-sees of 2018.

Avengers: Infinity War (May 4)

You already know about this one. Marvel’s cinematic universe builds to a massive climactic showdown that will forever change the Marvel universe. I don’t need to explain to you why you should be pumped for this. You’ve probably already bought your Infinity Gauntlet foam fist for opening night.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25)

The second of Disney’s experimental Star Wars Story films had an incredibly troubled production. Will the behind the scenes troubles be unimportant to the final product? How excited are fans to get a Han Solo prequel? Is it worrisome that this film comes out in five months and we still haven’t gotten a good look at it? But hey, it’s Star Wars. We’re all gonna see it.

Deadpool 2 (June 1)

Everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed mutant is back in the sequel we could never have thought we’d get. Deadpool‘s success will hopefully allow Deadpool 2 to be even wackier than its predecessor. And with David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) in the director’s chair, there could be some spectacular action in this follow-up.

Ocean’s Eight (June 8)

This newest installment in the Ocean’s franchise will switch things up by giving us an all-female cast. The ensemble is undeniably spectacular and these heist movies are always a bit of fluffy fun. No reason this shouldn’t be an easy summer win in the middle of the year.

The Incredibles 2 (June 15)

The Incredibles is one of Pixar’s most beloved films. Can a sequel with over a decade of separation from its predecessor deliver on the same magic? Writer/director Brad Bird is back for this outing, so the odds are definitely in his favor. And with superhero cinema at its peak, this could capture the pop culture at just the right time.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22)

Jurassic World was a true blockbuster in that it decimated the box office. Will the sequel do the same? It’s positioned well and has all the appeal of the other Jurassic Park films. Whether or not it can deliver the dinosaur craziness that fans love remains to be seen. But, like other films on this list, you know you’re gonna see it. So am I.

Sicario 2: Soldado (June 29)

Sicario is a masterclass in tension and horror. Nobody expected a sequel but we’re getting one and it looks… like a sequel to Sicario.  That’s not being dismissive because Sicario is great and more like it is a good thing. Plus, with the focus shifting to Benicio del Toro’s character, things are going to get very dark and very brutal. Sounds fun!

Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6)

Another year, another batch of Marvel movies to look forward to. Ant-Man was a cheery enough little flick, but the hope is that Ant-Man and the Wasp will dive headfirst into the deeply weird and very intriguing Quantum Realm. Plus, it’ll be great to have Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as a true on-screen duo. This’ll be fun.

Mission: Impossible 6 (July 27)


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The Mission: Impossible movies have been on a hot streak. The last two were utter joys and if this sixth entry can keep the magic going, there’s no reason it shouldn’t provide the simple pleasures these film provide. All it needs is some good twists, great set pieces, and some huge stunts that make it necessary to see on the big screen.

The Predator (August 3)



What makes this newest entry in the Predator franchise so anticipated are the people steering the ship: Shane Black (Iron Man 3The Nice Guys) and Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad). Black was a character in the original Predator and did uncredited rewrites on the original film. If anyone can make a sequel that lives up to the original, it’s Shane Black.

The Meg (August 10)



Jason Statham versus a giant shark. ‘Nuff said.

Venom (October 5)


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Fans have been wanting to see a good version of Venom on the big screen for years. Venom could finally give them that. With Tom Hardy in the lead role and a commitment to bringing the horror elements of the character to the forefront, this could be the movie that proves the Spider-Man universe has corners worth exploring.

Halloween (October 19)



Another entry in a long-running horror franchise wouldn’t be something worth getting too hyped about. Except, Halloween has an amazing pedigree behind it. Original writer/director/composer John Carpenter is an executive producer and will also provide the score. Hardcore horror fans David Gordon Green and Danny McBride are handling the script. This could be the best Halloween film since the original. Fingers crossed.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (November 2)



The X-Men films have always been events for fans. But, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is especially big as it will finally bring in a cosmic element to this comic book universe. Fans love the Dark Phoenix story, and if this movie can do the story justice, it will be a big win for X-Men fans.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (December 14)

How has it taken this long for Spider-Man to enter the world of feature animation? Well, the wait looks like it’s gonna be worth it. Into the Spider-Verse looks like a celebration of comic book imagery in the coolest of ways. Plus, we’ll finally get to see Miles Morales take up the mantle of Spider-Man on the big screen. This looks awesome.

Aquaman (December 21)



The year closes out with the only outing from the DC Extended Universe. But, it looks like it could be a surprise. Director James Wan understands blockbuster filmmaking and Jason Momoa has a charm that’s all his own. If Aquaman can grab a little bit of the same magic that made Wonder Woman such a success, the DC movies could be back on track.

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Michelle Obama Tops Melania Trump In Poll For ‘Most Admired Woman’

Former First Lady Michelle Obama continues to make major moves since leaving the White House.

In addition to globetrotting with her husband Barack Obama to countries such as French Polynesia, Italy and Indonesia, Newsweek notes that Mrs. Obama continues to empower women and young people through her various causes such as the “Let’s Move’ campaign.

Back in May, Obama attended the annual partnership for a Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C. and took a “veiled swipe” at Donald Trump and his administration.

“We’ve got to make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “Every elected official on this planet should understand, don’t play with our children. Don’t do it.”

During her time as first lady, not only was Michelle dedicated to a number of empowering causes, she was also quite outspoken about criticism of Barack and HIS White House.

In spite of all the Obama “haters”… Michelle’s #blackgirlmagic continues to influence and impact many lives, and her dedication has earned her a top spot in Gallup’s poll of the “most admired” women in the U.S.

7% of the Americans polled said Michelle has a cozy spot in their hearts more than any other woman. The No. 1 spot went to Hillary Clinton, whom 9% of Americans said they admired the most. Only 1% of Americans named Melania Trump as the woman they most admire, per Business Insider.

The outlet notes how “Trump has received backlash for wearing expensive outfits, which can make her seem out of touch with Americans. Obama, meanwhile, used her fashion choices to represent social and political initiatives.”

Adding, “The difference is that Obama found ways to use fashion to bolster her political credibility — a skill Trump is still developing.”

Vogue said in its review of Obama’s 2012 book, “American Grown,” that “throughout the book, the first lady, always beautifully coiffed, wears a different J. Crew sweater to match the season (marigold yellow for summer, Argyle for fall).”

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Moviegoers Name 'Avengers: Infinity War' the Most Anticipated Release of 2018

Superheroes dominate Fandango's annual poll of the most ancipated movies of the coming year. According to a survey of more than 8,000 visitors to the site, Avengers: Infinity War was the obvious first choice for what to see in 2018. Following that epic crossover collection of Marvel characters, fellow MCU installment Black Panther is the people's next most anticipated. Check out Fandango's full 2018 movie preview here.

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When you choose countries for your next vacation, you’ll want to be looking at flights, and these can often swing your decision one way or another. There are so many different airlines to fly with, and they go to a multitude of different destinations. Comparing airfares is important because they will often change considerably depending on what day or time of year it is.

You want to know how much it’s going to cost to fly to a certain destination, as well as what the changes in price might be depending on season or airline. Everyone looking to book a vacation will have some kind of budget to work with, and it’s important to trey to stick with this as much as possible. So, let’s look at some of the most expensive countries in the world to fly to, so you can think about your budget carefully.

United Arab Emirates

It should come as no surprise to see Middle Eastern countries on this list. UAE is one of the fastest developing nations, full of lots of wealth and gentrification, and it has become an expensive nation to visit. It’s as ostentatious as it is grand, and much has been made of the over-the-top nature of many parts of the country, particularly Dubai. So, it’s not that much of a shock to discover that flights here are pretty expensive as well. Elevated airfares within the last couple of years have made this a pricey tourist destination.

Qatar

Qatar came to global attention a year or so ago when they won a controversial bid to host the 2022 FIFA Football World Cup Finals. Qatar is a very traditional nation, thought the capital Doha is growing and developing quickly. The country itself is not overly expensive to visit, as long as you go at the right time of year. However, airfares are actually very pricey, and they make this one of the more expensive countries to choose for a vacay, coming in at just shy of $ 54 per 100km.

Netherlands

The Netherlands is a really popular European destination, and it’s easy to see why. The land of windmills, tulips, and cycling is the perfect place for a vacation with family, friends, or on your own. Holland is the most popular province of the Netherlands, and certainly somewhere we would recommend. However, flights to the country are among the most expensive in the world, so be sure to factor that in. Luckily, once you arrive, they have a cheap and efficient public transport network to save costs.

Belgium

It might surprise you to know that Belgium is actually the most expensive nation in the world to fly to! You thought it was going to be somewhere in the Middle East, didn’t you? There is so much in Belgium for tourists to enjoy, from the food and drink to the architecture and geography. But, you might be concerned about the $ 54.63 per 100km airfares that make Belgium the world’s most expensive country to fly to.

These are the most expensive nations in the world to fly to so they might have to be crossed off the list if you can’t afford them. However, there might sometimes be alternatives, such as flying to a nearby country for much cheaper, and then either catching a connecting flight or making your way there through another mode of transport.

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The 13 Most Disappointing Films of 2017

You’ll see a lot of 2017 lists that talk about the worst films of the year. That always feels like an easy target. What’s harder to parse through are films we actually thought might be good but turn out to be a big disappointment.

Here are the unlucky thirteen films that didn’t live up to our expectations.

13. Justice League

The big DC crossover takes the bottom spot because I actually didn’t think it was terrible, but that’s clearly not the case for a lot of other folks. The DC Extended Universe didn’t have the big win it wanted in terms of box office or critical appraisal, and it’s led to a lot of scuttlebutt about where the future of this superhero universe is going to go.

No matter what you thought of Justice League, it’s obvious that it was a disappointment when you look at the big picture. Hopefully, the next outing in the DC Extended Universe will right the ship.

12. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ang Lee promised to deliver a poignant adaptation of a touching and difficult novel by Ben Fountain. Lee had a solid cast and what seemed like a no-brainer awards contender. What went wrong?

Firstly, the film was shot and sometimes projected at 120 frames per second which simply didn’t jive with the visual language of the film. Also, for a novel that avoided melodrama. the film adaptation delved deep into saccharine territory that felt like a betrayal of the subject matter. It’s not a terrible movie but it’s a bummer considering that it could have ended up being a touchstone picture in displaying the real struggles of returning veterans and the falseness of nationalistic heroism.

11. Live by Night

2017 was a bad year for Ben Affleck. Before Justice League, there was this gangster epic that should have been a winner. Unfortunately, it ended up feeling incredibly clichéd and didn’t deliver the usual panache that Affleck’s previous directorial efforts have delivered.

Like a lot of flicks on this list, Live by Night isn’t bad but it’s unfortunately rote. Affleck doesn’t do a whole lot with the typical ‘rise to power” crime story, and the fetishistic direction actually loses its allure after about a half hour. Maybe Affleck needs to go take a nap in the Batcave for a few months?

10. Fifty Shades Darker

Maybe you didn’t have high hopes for this sequel, but I sure did! It was entertaining for what it was, but it dropped the ball when it came to delivering a thriller component to a franchise centered around wish fulfillment and naughty sensuality.

And it did nothing to build anticipation for the third and final chapter in the Fifty Shades saga. If you need a delightfully trashy erotic thriller from 2017, check out Unforgettable instead. This flick? It’s about as exhilarating as the color grey itself.

9. The Belko Experiment

Though this flick did deliver on a very simple premise — Battle Royale in the workplace — it delivered it with such simplicity that it fell short of its expectations. That has a lot to do with the caliber of people behind the camera. James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) provided the screenplay and Greg McLean (Wolf Creek and the underappreciated Rogue) handled the direction.

With those two on board, The Belko Experiment should have transcended its straightforward concept. Instead, it’s shockingly by-the-numbers with very little to recommend. Even horror-hounds won’t get much satisfaction out of this. It’s a bare-bones and banal little bit of bloodletting.

8. The Circle

This one had so much potential. A killer cast featuring Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks. Source material from the excellent Dave Eggers. And the premise sounds like something right out of a Black Mirror episode. So, how did it go wrong?

The drama feels inert, the movie’s commentary overshadows its characters, and there is very little to recommend in terms of compelling filmmaking. As a screed against modern technology and the dissolution of privacy, it’s on-the-nose. But, as a story you actually want to watch? It’s a brick of a flick.

7. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Guy Ritchie had a chance to take the King Arthur legend and give it his particular brand of over-the-top action cheese. In a way, he did exactly that. The problem has more to do with the world of the film. It’s just not that interesting.

Sure, there are cool flourishes like interdimensional demon elephants and squid witches, but that kind of fantasy flair is far too fleeting. Most of the film is a slog, trudging through a story that’s unsurprising at every turn. It might make a few metalheads happy, but it’s an otherwise limp reason to take another swing at King Arthur.

6. The Book of Henry

Of all the films on this list, The Book of Henry is probably the one that garnered the widest derision from critics and audiences. Our own Chris Tilly actually enjoyed the film, but it’s tough to deny how much this disappointed a lot of fans for various reasons.

Director Colin Trevorrow was hot off the success of Jurassic World and was lined up to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Too bad that this film was so universally panned because it probably cost him the Star Wars gig. Maybe this one will get reappraisal years from now, but it’s definitely a big loser for the time being.

5. The Great Wall

The Great Wall didn’t look so great but it had one superb weapon in its arsenal: legendary director Zhang Yimou. And while he does bring visual flair to the story, he can’t salvage a script and actors that fall flat at every turn.

The hope was that Yimou would find a way to elevate the material or produce the kind of spectacle that made you forgive all the other faults the film had. Sadly, that wasn’t the case and The Great Wall ended up feeling like a pale imitation of Yimou’s greater works. Oh, and Matt Damon proved he’s not quite the versatile action hero that the Bourne movies told us he was.

4. Power Rangers

Yet again, I must confess that I didn’t hate Power Rangers but it’s important to look at the full scope of its impact. Or, lack thereof if we’re being brutally honest. Power Rangers is a disappointment because it didn’t jumpstart a new cinematic franchise for the well-worn superhero team.

Maybe that has to do with the strange tonal clash of the film or the lackluster redesign of the universe, but no matter the reason, it’s clear that the Power Rangers probably aren’t going to be returning to the big screen anytime soon. This movie is to blame.

3. Ghost in the Shell

Oh boy, where to start with Ghost in the Shell? Though it wasn’t a trainwreck (read Kim Taylor-Foster’s review), it definitely didn’t blaze a trail for more anime adaptations. That’s unfortunate as the aesthetic of the film was surprisingly faithful to the original film and manga.

But, there are all the sticky racial issues that the plot of the film dredged up. And at the end of the day, Ghost in the Shell was all presentation and very little substance. This one disappoints because it had a lot of good intentions but it missed the mark in some critical areas.

2. The Dark Tower

For fans of Stephen King, 2017 was a milestone. IT conquered the box office and pop culture. Netflix put out two solid adaptations of lesser known King works, Gerald’s Game and 1922. And King’s fantasy magnum opus found it’s way to the big screen in The Dark Tower.

It was this last project that felt the most incredible. And that’s also why it was the most disappointing. It couldn’t find a balance between the material’s inescapable weirdness and a throughline that could hook general audiences. Die-hard fans of The Dark Tower books felt like the story had been butchered while newcomers felt confused and out of the loop.

I hate to sound like a broken record, but The Dark Tower wasn’t an awful movie. But, it was a misguided attempt at bringing King’s fantastical world to the big screen.

1. The Snowman

It’s important to remember that this list isn’t compiling the worst films of 2017. These are all movies that I’d hoped would deliver something enjoyable but failed for one reason or another. Most people wouldn’t expect much out of The Snowman, but I did. It had a fantastic cast, director, and a simple murder mystery plot that seemed impossible to completely fumble.

But fumble it did and spectacularly so. The Snowman is a failure on nearly every level. It’s the first film I’ve reviewed for FANDOM that I gave our lowest possible score. It’s not that The Snowman needed to be a masterpiece. Far from it. It needed to check a few easy boxes and move along. Instead, it’s a litany of poor choices that culminates into the worst film I saw all year. For that reason alone, it ends up being the most disappointing film of 2017.

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The 6 Most Game-Changing Magazine Covers of 2017

Over the past 12 months, several changes and shifts have been made in the fashion world to make it a more inclusive and accepting industry. And thankfully, there are no signs of this slowing down anytime soon. While much of the progress showcased itself in the form of more size-inclusive clothing launches or the fact that this year’s fashion month was the most diverse in history, other forward-making moves were documented on the covers of some of our favorite glossies, by featuring women of all ages, races, and identities.

Jane Fonda made a powerful statement by appearing completely un-retouched on the cover of Town & Country, while Vogue Italia‘s October issue starred the always-stunning Lauren Hutton, who is now the oldest woman ever to appear on a Vogue cover (record-breaking, indeed!). The French edition of the magazine cast, for the first time in history, a transgender model to grace the esteemed glossy. And the July cover of Allure featured its first-ever hijab-wearing cover model, Halima Aden. 

On one of the final print issues of Teen Vogue, the magazine featured the first female presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, on its cover, rather than casting a model or actress. And while it may be the end for Teen Vogue’s print edition, British Vogue entered a new era under the direction of Editor in Chief Edward Enninful, whose first vintage-inspired cover, which starred Adwoa Aboah, blew people away.

We’re excited to see what these publications have in store for the new year!

Read on to see the six most game-changing magazine covers of 2017.

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17 of the Fashion Industry’s Most Embarrassing Fails of 2017

We were sure that fashion would get its proverbial act together in 2017, but every now and then, the industry let its thoughtless actions get the better of it. For instance, designers continued to pair their sartorial offerings with very questionable cornrows, and both fast fashion and …

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A Look Back at the Most Batsh*t Insane Movie of 2017

There are a few different kinds of bad movies. Some are just bad (The Snowman, interminable), some are offensive (Bright, insulting), and some are so bad that they push the needle all the way back around to greatness (The Room, insane). The Book of Henry falls into its own category.

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Apparently, Prince George and Princess Charlotte won’t receive most of their Christmas gifts

But there’s actually a lovely reason

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It looks as though Prince George and Princess Charlotte won’t be getting all of the presents that are sent their way this Christmas.

Nope, Santa hasn’t added them to the Naughty List. But it has been revealed that all of the gifts sent to the young royals from the public – and, as you can imagine, there’s said to be hundreds – are actually going to be passed on to charity.

A source is said to have told US Weekly that the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are very careful not to spoil their two young children.

‘They’re both extremely careful,’ the source reportedly told the publication. ‘Receiving that many gifts wouldn’t have a good effect on the kids.’

Prince George first day at school

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A spokesperson from the Palace also confirmed the news, explaining: ‘Some items will be taken into the home and others stored within the Royal Household.

‘On occasion, and where appropriate, items may be donated to organisations who can make good use of them.’

The statement continued: ‘Their Royal Highnesses are incredibly grateful for the warmth and generosity that has been extended to their children from members of the public.’

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The 5 Most Wondrous Medical Breakthroughs This Year

The news can be a damper sometimes, and in 2017, it seemed to be a heavy weight a lot. But there were sparks of hope in some places, especially in medicine, where the next frontier of health technology made what we formerly thought impossible pretty damn possible. Between gene editing, mind control, and viruses carrying secret fixes to medical problems like a spy behind enemy lines, it’s been a year of advancements that sometimes seem like a great science fiction thriller. Except it’s not; it’s real and awesome. Here are the five medical advances that made the world a healthier, better place in 2017.

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32 Years of Covering America’s Most Admired CEO, Kenneth Chenault

One of the most dynamic business leaders that BLACK ENTERPRISE has covered during the past 32 years has been American Express CEO Kenneth I. Chenault, who will retire on Feb. 1, 2018. During his 16-year tenure as chief executive—the longest run ever for an executive at the helm of a company listed on the Dow Jones industrial average—he has led the financial giant’s innovation, transformation, and growth. Managing through challenges such as the world-quaking events of 9/11 and the Great Recession to the industrial disruption caused by the digital revolution. Along the way, the Harvard-trained lawyer and moot court champion has demonstrated his prowess by being a powerful communicator and ubiquitous motivator who never loses sight of customers, employees, and other stakeholders.  BLACK ENTERPRISE unveiled his dexterity and brilliance in our first major profile in the December 1985 issue and followed every major milestone in his career since that time. In this slideshow, you, too, can track his ascent and find out how he became, in the words of our Founder and Publisher Earl G. Graves Sr., “the best CEO of his generation.”

View the slideshow for a look at BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine’s coverage of Chenault throughout the decades:

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The 7 Most Overlooked Movies of 2017: Ghosts, Architecture, and Ass-Kicking Galore

Last year, 718 feature films were released in U.S. theaters—or about 14 a week. And, as much as we all enjoy a two-hour respite from the attention-grabbing antics of our commander-in-chief, a man the USA Today editorial board recently branded “unfit to clean toilets in Obama’s presidential library,” even the most vigilant of moviegoer couldn’t possibly catch ‘em all.

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[WATCH] Game-Changing Career Advice From Most Powerful Exec Ann-Marie Campbell

She’s one of Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America, and she’s sharing the career advice that got her there.

Ann-Marie Campbell, the executive vice president of U.S. stores for The Home Depot, leads the three U.S. operating divisions of the world’s largest home improvement retailer, including around 400,000 associates and 2,000 stores.

Campbell knows firsthand that the corporate climb is not an easy one, so she’s doing what she can to pay it forward. “We have to stretch our hand out and help someone,” she says, “pull someone up.”

Sharing the wisdom she’s learned over her more than 30 years at The Home Depot, Campbell encourages the next generation to be confident:

“Believe that you can. The dream is real. It can happen,” she says. “It will happen if you keep yourself focused on performing. The ticket to the game is performing.”

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Bitcoin is the ‘most crowded’ investment in the world

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Titanic’s Most Iconic Moments

Twenty years after Titanic’s release, we still haven’t let go. Since the film hit theaters on December 19, 1997, several iconic scenes have continued to be quoted, reenacted and referenced for two decades. From the uplifting moment where Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack declares that he’s “the king of the world,” to the heartbreaking scene in which Kate Winslet’s Rose is forced to release Jack’s hand and watch him pass away in the ocean, Us Weekly rounded up the movie’s most memorable moments. Watch the video above to see them all.

Even the film’s stars still theorize about the flick’s biggest moments. At a November 9 event, Winslet and Kathy Bates joked about Jack’s death. “In one of Cinema’s most tragic love scenes Jack insists that Rose must survive, her heart will go on,” Bates, 69, said while introducing Winslet at the SAG AFTRA Foundation 2nd Annual Patron of the Artists Awards. “He lets go of her hand and sinks into the depth of the Atlantic. And I personally think that there was plenty of room on there!”

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic. 20th Century Fox

Winslet then took the stage, admitting there probably was room for both characters to survive. “I completely agree with you on that door,” she said to Bates. “He could have fit on it! He could have fit on that door!”

Winslet, who received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the film in 1998, has previously revealed that she and DiCaprio still trade dialogue from the movie. “We’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other,” Winslet explained in Glamour’s October issue. “Because only we can, and we find it really funny.”

Check out more of Us Weekly’s favorite moments from the film in the clip above!

 

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Disney Now the Most Powerful Movie Studio of All Time

Thanks to its $ 52.4 billion acquisition of News Corp.’s 21st Century Fox film assets, Disney is now the most powerful movie studio that has ever existed.

The deal — a seismic shift in the entertainment industry landscape — essentially ends one of the six major studios (20th Century Fox has been around since 1935), provides Disney with even more content for their upcoming streaming service, and opens up the Marvel Cinematic Universe to include formerly Fox-controlled Marvel characters like the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Silver Surfer, and Galactus.

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Cher has a message for everyone this holiday season: “Ho, ho, ho, bitches.” That line is emblazoned across the pop diva’s new line of holiday swag, which she announced on her hilarious Twitter account. The collection, part of her label Classic Cher and titled “Cher Christmas,” is full of sartorial and ornamental gems, plastered with…
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The most iconic and dreamy Royal wedding dresses EVER

Love it or hate it, Diana’s wedding dress was unforgettable

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The bride arrives! Resplendent in Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

With the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018, naturally everyone is wondering who the actress will choose as her wedding dress designer, and what sort of style she will pick. Looking back at previous Royal wedding dresses, brides have usually opted for traditional styles, especially as they have all been married in cathedrals or churches.

Princess Diana’s wedding dress

The most famous of all obviously being Princess Diana’s dress, created by David and Elizabeth Emanuel for her wedding to Prince Charles on 29th July 1981. The ballgown was literally fit for a princess, with its layers upon layers of silk taffeta, puffy sleeves and 25-foot-train. Sure, it wasn’t to everyone’s taste, and it does scream 80s, but the fact we are still talking about it today makes it rather iconic, non?

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Kate Middleton’s wedding dress

You could say no dress has ever been as hotly anticipated as Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Estimated at a whopping £250k, it was designed (in secret obvs) by Alexander McQueen creative fashion director Sarah Burton. The 50s style dress was made with satin gazar, lace and organza, was nipped in at the waist and featured a full skirt designed to mimic an opening flower. It had a relatively short train and was the perfect fit for the elegant decor of Westminster Abbey. Its something old was the 19th Century lace style on the bodice, and for her something blue, Kate had a bit of blue ribbon sewn inside the dress.

It went down a treat with viewers and fashion critics alike and as a result was copied by too many fashion brands to count.

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Grace Kelly’s wedding dress

We can’t mention Harry and Meghan without the obvious reference to Grace Kelly, who was also an American actress who married a Prince, specifically Prince Rainer III of Monaco. Her dress is still lauded as one of the most beautiful of all time, and it’s even thought Kate was inspired by the classic design for hers. Fun fact for you: instead of picking a well-known designer (we’re sure the likes of Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent were falling over themselves to do the job), Grace chose her MGM costume designer Helen Rose to do it, as the pair had worked closely in Hollywood.

Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Ranier

It was made with taffeta and embellished with 125-year-old lace and pearls and was just beautiful.

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Things I Get The Most Compliments On

Getting a compliment is a confidence boost for everybody I know and probably also for you. One of the benefits of dressing well is not that you just get better service, people respect you more, but naturally, you’ll also get more compliments.

Because you dress up, people automatically assume you know about clothes, they also expect a certain level of wealth and status, and they just think of you more highly.

In my experience, it is also a great conversation starter, if you are a little shyer, receiving a compliment is a perfect way to start the conversation. Now, unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t used to getting compliments once they dress up, they get them, they don’t know how to reply properly.

 

Now I like to dress up, and in 95% of the cases, I am the best-dressed man in the room or the situation, and because of that, I stand out in a certain way. I do so subtly, and most people can’t pinpoint it at the same time, it just earns me compliments automatically.

Dressing differently and especially dressing up will earn you compliments too I guarantee it. Over the years I’ve received a lot of compliments, and so I sat down and thought about what I’m most complimented on and what are the things that I earn compliments for so you can cut right to the chase and do it yourself as well.

Compliment Worthy Items In My Wardrobe

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Sven Raphael Schneider in Three Piece Suit with double breasted waistcoat

My Overall Look

Sometimes people will say “Hey! Great suit man.” even though it’s a sport coat combination, and so all I do is thanks and smile because I don’t want to insult a person and not give other people compliments in the future and also don’t look like a jerk. Most of the time, people will just say “Hey! You look really great.” and they don’t notice all the individual elements that are in my outfit, but they just think overall, it’s very pleasing to their eye. To create outfits like that, you want to have a harmonious outfit with no single item that stands out too much; you can do that with colors, with patterns, and with textures.

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Beautiful Boutonnieres

While most men haven’t heard of them today, they’re something that has been around in classic menswear for a long time. They’ve just fallen out of favor because it was a lot of work to get a fresh-cut boutonniere from your florist every day; not only was it expensive but you also needed a florist close by that knew how to make a boutonniere. Unfortunately, in this day and age, it’s very rare to find a florist who can do that.

When I went on a cruise, I realized I wanted to wear boutonnieres a lot more, but I couldn’t find them, so I decided to design them myself, and we’ve created silk boutonnieres that look like real flowers, but they’re not. It has the advantage that they will never wilt, you could wear them day in and day out, and it’s also a lot less expensive. It’s such a simple thing, and it takes even less time than putting in a pocket square. The minute you wear it and no matter if you are at the airport, at restaurants, and a meeting, people will always notice and compliment you on it. Honestly, that’s not just my experience; I talk to lots of customers and my father-in-law, my father, whoever wears it gets the compliment.

Colorful Gloves

Obviously, you can only wear them during the colder months of the year or the transitioning seasons, but if you go with unlined gloves, you only can’t wear it in the summer. Most men today wear either black gloves or brown gloves, however, elegant gentlemen in the past would often wear grey gloves because they weren’t as dull as black and it would combine with a lot more items. Also, they would have chamois yellow gloves or burgundy gloves or very light cognac colored gloves because of that, I decided to design a range of gloves in different colors and materials with a little button for old twist that provided a really great range of movements, out of very soft leathers, in colors that are easy to combine in your outfits.

Sven Raphael Schneider with full cut trousers pants

Three-Piece Suits

People won’t say “oh what an awesome, great three-piece suit!” because sometimes they won’t even notice, but I can tell that I get more compliments with three-piece suits than with two-piece suits. I suspect that’s because a three-piece suit is less common, it also shows less of your shirt at the same time, you wear your jacket unbuttoned, and people can see the pattern of the suit, and it just provides a different air around your appearance.

So if you’re in the market for a suit, consider getting a three-piece suit next time because that way, you can wear as such or maybe combine it with other items in your wardrobe.

Sven Raphael Schneider's first rope stripe suit

Sven Raphael Schneider’s first rope stripe suit

Rope Stripe Navy Suit

While some people think of it as an Al Capone suit, most people really like it and for some reason, they think it’s a 30s suit even though the 30s suit is not quite cut in the same way. Most people are not so familiar with the intricacies of suit cuts and they just associate a double-breasted peak lapel suit with stripes with this kind of era.

It’s just a fascinating look, and some people would consider you to be a banker, or someone of a particular standing because other people would not wear a suit like that. The funny thing about this rope stripe suit is that it was my first quality suit and it was from Ralph Lauren Purple Label. At the time, I could have never afforded new, so I just bought it off eBay for a few hundred bucks but it was an investment, and it’s to this day the favorite suit of my wife, so I wear it on occasion, and whenever I do, she’s particularly pleased.

Navy pants, burgundy vest and tweed jacket - business casual in the fall

Navy pants, burgundy vest, and tweed jacket – business casual in the fall

Vests

I love to wear vests especially during the fall-winter season because they add a layer to my outfits, they keep me warm, yet they provide an opportunity for me to change the look of the same outfit with just a minimal investment. My favorite odd vest to combine is probably a burgundy vest.

Green Safari Jacket

Green Safari Jacket

Jackets In Unusual Colors

Most men today wear colors in let’s say black, charcoal, or some form of Navy. If you wear a different colored jacket such as this Brown, and off-white Prince of Wales check with a blue over plaid, it just shows that you are different than other men, and the same is true if I wear, for example, a green jacket, or a seersucker jacket, or any kind of thing that is just outside of the usual realm of what most men would wear.

This is not only true for suit jackets, Blazers, or sport coats, but also for more casual items. For example, the other day, I took a walk around the lake with my light green linen Safari jacket and three separate people stopped and complimented me on my coat, as well as on my driving gloves. One man even went so far as to ask me where I got it so he could get one himself.

Quilted tweed jacket with burgundy suede gloves

Quilted tweed jacket with burgundy suede gloves

Quilted Jacket

Another jacket I get complimented on very often is a quilted jacket made of a houndstooth tweed in brown, green, and caramel colors. It’s something I wear a lot during the transitioning season; sometimes just over things or when I run some errands, and people always look at it and are like “Wow this is an awesome jacket where’d you get that?”.

So if you want compliments, try to get something that is out of the ordinary without being too flashy. No one wants a bright orange or bright red suit because that’s just over the top. If you go with subtle patterns and colors such as brown, that’s enough to make a difference and stand out and earn a compliment.

Dapper Bow Ties

Most men today either don’t wear any form of neckwear, or maybe they don ties but very rarely knew they were bow ties. It takes a certain kind of man that can pull off a bowtie and if you’re not sure you can, I urge you to watch the video on how to pull off a bowtie because I firmly believe every man can do it and once you do so, you become more confident and automatically you’ll get more compliments. I know some people associate a bowtie with a particular kind of standing such as a college professor but you can even pull them off as a young guy, and it’s just about a matter of confidence and how you combine them with your colors.

CONCLUSION

So, All these eight things are something that you can do as well in your wardrobe, and I guarantee you once you make those changes, you will get compliments left and right!


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10 Most Badass Female Anime Characters

Anime occasionally gives off the impression that it’s less than kind in the way it represents its female characters. With busty babes, giggling gaggles of schoolgirls, and an abundance of ever-so-short skirts and skimpy outfits, many outsiders may unfairly judge the genre. However, those are just a small sub-section of anime — there are so many more shows and movies that feature powerful, smart, and badass ladies. So, here are 10 female anime characters who kick ass and take names.

Touka Kirishima — Tokyo Ghoul

Name: Touka Kirishima

Quote: “Everything is ‘terrible’? Don’t make me laugh. So what about me? For me, it’s been terrible since I was born.”

Powers: A powerful wing that delivers high-speed attacks, pseudo-electrokinesis, speed, durability.

Most badass moment: In the first season of Tokyo Ghoul, Touka shows the power of her ukaku wing kagune when she protects the still-naive Kaneki from the persistent Shuu Tsukiyama. It’s the first time Kaneki sees Touka’s kagune in action and she shows just how formidable a fighter she really is to face off against the much stronger Tsukiyama.

Revy — Black Lagoon


Revy -- Black Lagoon

Name: Revy aka Rebecca Lee, and commonly referred to as “Two Hands”

Quote: “I can show you what color your brain is.”

Powers: Skilled with firearms and other weapons, able to dodge bullets, ambidextrous.

Most badass moment: The foul-mouthed, hard-drinking ambidextrous gun-slinger, Revy, doesn’t take s**t from anyone. From Black Lagoon‘s first episode when she “Two-Hand”-edly takes on a gang of mobsters shooting up a bar or when she mows down boatloads of enemies or when just shoots a mansplaining neo-Nazi at point-blank because he’s boring her, every scene Revy is in is her most badass moment.

Saber — Fate/Zero

Name: Saber aka Artoria Pendragon

Quote: “The weight of my sword is the weight of my pride.”

Powers: Skilled swordswoman, magical energy that can summon Excalibur, potent healing ability.

Most badass moment: In Fate/Zero, Saber summons the light of all past, present, and future warriors to form the extremely powerful Excalibur sword and uses it against the vicious and sadistic, Caster. The sword’s immense power burst moves earth and sea, releasing Caster from this earthly plane.

Akame — Akame ga Kill!


Akame-ga-Kill

Name: Akame aka Akame of the Demon Sword Murasame

Quote: “It’s because I loved her the most that I wanted to kill her as swiftly as possible.”

Powers: Strength, skilled master swordswoman, speed, agility, reflexes, immune to most poisons.

Most badass moment: In Episode 4 of Akame ga Kill!, Akame faces off against notorious serial killer Zanku the Beheader. The former executioner from one of the Empire’s prisons uses an illusion to make Akame think that her younger sister, Kurome, is standing before her. Zanku thinks this will deter the assassin and make her an easy target, but Akame doesn’t falter for even a moment. She goes in with full force, first destroying his weapon, and then slitting the Beheader’s throat.

Motoko Kusanagi — Ghost in the Shell

Name: Major Motoko Kusanagi

Quote: “Maybe someday your ‘maker’ will come, haul you away, take you apart, and announce the recall of a defective product. What if all that’s left of the ‘real you’ is just a couple of lonely brain cells, huh?”

Powers: Full cybernetic body, weapons expert.

Most badass moment: Having Motoko on this list begs the same fundamental question that the Ghost in the Shell anime asks: is Motoko human or is she machine? If we agree that there’s some part of her that’s human, then yes, she deserves to be here. And she is one kick-ass lady.

Among her many other badass exploits, Major uses her wits and unfaltering poker face against ace sniper Saito in a one-on-one gunfight. While Saito overthinks the problem, Motoko is already several steps ahead, proving her badassery like a powerful chess master.

Usagi Tsukino — Sailor Moon


sailor moon crystal

Name: Usagi Tsukino aka Princess Serenity aka Sailor Moon

Quote: “If the pride of a senshi means hurting each other, I don’t want it. Nothing will come out of fighting. Fighting isn’t the only way to solve things.”

Powers: Moon Spiral Attack, Supersonic Waves, Moon Tiara Boomerang, healing powers (including bringing people back to life), teleportation, can foresee future events and sense evil’s approach.

Most badass moment: Sailor Moon may not have the swords and guns of other women on this list, but her influence on anime and the way women were represented is the reason any of the others are here at all.

When the evil Queen Metaria wrecks her home planet, Sailor Moon must find the strength to defeat her alone. Once she learns to believe in herself, she draws upon the power of her loved ones — and the moon — to unlock the Legendary Silver Crystal‘s full power. Not only does she blast away the evil queen, she also heals the entire planet.

Mikasa Ackerman — Attack on Titan

Name: Mikasa Ackerman

Quote: “My specialty is slicing off meat. If necessary, I can display that talent at any time. So if there’s anyone here who’d like to experience it firsthand, please, step right up.”

Powers: Military genius, prodigious skill in vertical maneuvering equipment, talented fighter, strength.

Most badass moment: One of Mikasa’s earlier moments showing just how badass she is comes in Episode 6 of Attack on Titan‘s first season. Not only does she prove herself as a highly proficient fighter in killing an abnormal Titan running at a crowd at the base of the Wall Rose, she also threatens to execute a merchant selfishly blocking the tunnel for the people’s evacuation.

Kefla — Dragon Ball Super


Kefla Dragon Ball Super

Name: Kefla (a fusion of Kale and Caulifla)

Quote: “You still wanna fight? Bring it on! Have a taste of my power!”

Powers: Flight, energy blast attacks, Fist Cannonball, Gigantic Blast, Continuous Energy Bullets.

Most badass moment: As the Potara fusion of Kale and Caulifla, Kefla is one powerful woman. Combining Kale’s unlimited energy with Caulifla crazy strong abilities, Kefla can easily go toe-to-toe with Goku, meeting him punch-for-punch. It takes Goku reaching Ultra Instinct for him to defeat the combined Saiyans, which is super badass.

Tsunade — Naruto


Tsunade Naruto

Name: Tsunade

Quote: “People become stronger because they have things they cannot forget. That’s what you call growth.”

Powers: Super strength, chakra control, can summon a slug for long-distance communication and healing.

Most badass moment: A female anime character doesn’t always need to be a fighter to be badass. Yes, Tsunade is blunt and has a short temper, but as Hokage, she’s committed to protecting her village. So when Pain comes looking for Naruto in Konohagakure, Tsunade transfers all her chakra power to Katsuyu, a giant slug and Tsunade’s personal summon, to heal and protect the injured and save the village from total destruction.

Kyoka Jiro — My Hero Academia


Kyoka Jiro -- My Hero Academia

Name: Kyoka Jiro

Quote: “If you do this, we just might win. But there’s no time to hesitate, so do it now! You wanna be a hero, don’t you?! Then let’s pass this test.”

Powers: Swordsmanship, and an earphone jack that can produce destructive vibrations, powerful sound waves, sound canceling effect, and can be used as a long-range whip.

Most badass moment: Although Kyoka hasn’t been featured a lot in the My Hero Academia anime series yet (maybe in Season 3?) she has a badass presence in the manga. The no-nonsense bass guitar-playing punk rocker uses her ears/earphone jacks as a long-range whip and can make sound waves that produce ear-shattering vibrations or they can cancel out noise. That’s pretty damn badass.

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The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s usually a time of celebration. But, there’s more to it than just fireworks, it also means that a batch of new anime shows are coming out.

And although anime studios take their sweet time to reveal what they are working on, several of them have announced which anime they are planning to release in 2018. From the looks of it, 2018 will be the year of awesome and much-anticipated sequels. So, here are 14 anime show that you should be looking forward to.

Batman Ninja

  • Premiere Date: 2018
  • Production Company: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Sci-Fi

Warner Bros. released one of the most impressive Dark Knight anime adaptations to date:  Batman Ninja. The new movie was first announced during New-York Comic-Con last October, and ever since then, Marvel and anime fans alike have been waiting for the first glimpse of Batman Ninja.

The new Batman story will see the Dark Knight face off against his arch nemesis, the Joker during a tumultuous era in Japan’s history. From, high-scale explosions to meditation, fans are in store for an epic battle of historic proportions. And perhaps the new anime movie will open the door for other iconic Western cartoons to be adapted into anime series.

Batman Ninja is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2018.

Tokyo Ghoul:re

  • Premiere Date: 2018
  • Studio: Studio Pierrot
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

After many — but I mean many — production setbacks, the third season of the popular horror anime, Tokyo Ghoul, will premiere in 2018. The story will take place two years after the events of √A and will follow Haise Sasaki — a half-ghoul, half-human — as he leads a special team known as the Quinx Squad to exterminate Tokyo’s ghoul problem.

Although the extermination team on their heels, the ghouls are set to create a world where both humans and ghouls can live together peacefully.

Despite the fact that fans will finally get to see Sui Ishida‘s sequel to Tokyo Ghoul, the third season would be replacing its original director. Odahiro Watanabe will be stepping in Shuhei Morita’s place who led the first two seasons of the horror anime. But regardless of this switch, fans are still looking forward to the new season.

My Hero Academia Season 3

  • Premiere Date: April 2018
  • Studio: Bones
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Super Power, School

It’s finally official, the third season of My Hero Academia will return in April 2018. Due to its success in Japan and abroad, it’s no surprise that the superhero comedy will get another season.

The much-anticipated sequel will see class 1-A going on a school field trip and of course, will follow Izuku Midoriya as he becomes a hero in his own right.

Violet Evergarden

  • Premiere Date: January 2018 and Spring 2018 (Netflix)
  • Studio: Kyoto Animation
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Back in 2016, Kyoto Animation announced on their Twitter account that they are working on adapting the light novel series, Violet Evergarden.

The anime adaptation will take place in an alternate world where robots, known as “Auto Memory Dolls,” help people with disabilities. One of these robots is Violet Evergarden who assists an author in writing her novels after she loses her sight. However, soon after the Auto Memory Dolls are repurposed as war weapons. And after four long years, the country is left in ruins and the scars of battle have only left Violet with a haunting memory — a word that she heard on the battlefield and that she doesn’t understand.

During her quest for finding the meaning of this word, she touches human lives and human hearts through her new work.

In the first few scenes alone, you will fall in love the series, even if drama anime is not your go-to genre. But, what’s most alluring about the series is it’s touching storyline, that will leave you in tears.

Taichi Ishidate (Beyond the Boundary and Hyouka) will oversee the series and Kyoto Animation will be in charge of animation. Violet Evergarden will premiere in Japan in January of 2018 and Netflix will stream the series worldwide in the spring season of 2018.

Steins;Gate 0

  • Premiere date: 2018 – 2019
  • Studio: White Fox
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

After more than four years, studio White Fox is releasing a new Steins;Gate series called Steins;Gate 0. The new anime will be an adaptation of the visual novel of the same name. And while Zero is going to be part of the main canon, it will take place before the ending of the original story.

Although it’s not technically a true sequel, fans of the series — including myself — can’t wait to see Okabe on the small screen and see if the mad doc has a chance at rescuing Kurisu.

FLCL 2 and 3

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Dementia, Mecha

At this year’s Anime Expo, studio Production I.G announced that two installments, with six episodes each, of FLCL would premiere in 2018. The new seasons will follow Haruko several years after the events of the previous season. And while fans are excited that the series is returning, the teasers left us with more questions than answers like why did Haruko return to Earth?

On top of that, staff from One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia, and Naruto are said to be working on the anime. Can’t wait to see what these animators will bring to this already weird and action-packed show.

Fairy Tail Final Season

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: N/A
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen

In July, the author of the Fairy Tail manga took to Twitter to announce the sad news the Fairy Tail anime will come to an end in 2018. The series premiered almost a decade ago and has become part of the Japanese pop culture and a favorite for anime binge-watchers.

Fairy Tail follows the Fairy Tail guild comprised of young wizards. Natsu, a member of the guild, makes an unlikely friendship with Lucy Heartfilia as she aspires to become a powerful wizard.

Since its release in 2009, Fairy Tail has aired more than 250 episodes and several movies. Now that the final season is about to premiere, it’s time to binge-watch the series from the beginning.

B: The Beginning


B: The Beginning
‘B: The Beginning’
  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G.
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a world where technological advancements are the way life, crime grows rampant. In this new civilization, we meet Koku, the protagonist, and Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. Watch Koku and Keith race through the city as they try to solve a string of murders orchestrated by a mysterious criminal organization and the infamous Killer B.

I love a good mystery anime when the suspense and drama are done well, and B: the Beginning (formerly known as Perfect Bones) looks like it will keep the viewer enthralled until its conclusion. Anime shows like Monster and Erased do justice to the genre and it looks like Netflix’s B: the Beginning will do the same.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2


Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
‘Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’
  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G.
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The steampunk survival action, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, returns for a second season in 2018. Originally, the anime was slated to premiere in 2017, but it was pushed back to make way for the second season of Attack on Titan. The season finale had many shocking twists and because it’s an original show, there are no indications on how the animator will proceed with the sequel.

Overlord 2


Overlord
‘Overlord’
  • Premiere date: January 2018
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural

Although there are many anime series about being trapped in a video game (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, SAO, Log Horizon), there is something special about Overlord.

In the season finale, Ainz Ooal Gown finds out that the Slane Theocracy were the ones responsible for the malevolence across the New World. The sequel will continue with this revelation and we will see our main villain face some new challenges.

Ainz Ooal Gown isn’t the hero that fans usually see in this genre. Rather, he takes a more villainous role and uses his resources to win the game and some allies. Overlord breathes new life into the MMORPG genre with its dark, funny, and wicked humor. Surely, we want to see more of this.

One-Punch Man 2

  • Premiere Date: 2018
  • Studio: J.C. Staff
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen

With the news that Madhouse isn’t animating One-Punch Man season 2 — the studio is notorious for passing on sequels — and that its director (Shingo Natsume) is leaving the series, fans are a bit worried. There’s real concern that J.C. Staff doesn’t have the same caliber as its successor. However, the studio is no noob. J.C. Staff has animated several shows (Revolutionary Girl Utena and Ghost Hunt) that have become classics and must-sees.

Despite these concerns, fans are still excited that they are working on the second installment. In the new season, we will see the titular hero, Saitama, face a new villain, Garou.

Persona 5 The Animation

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy

In the fall of 2016, A-1 Pictures released Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers to promote the game. However, the response to the short anime was so overwhelmingly positive that they decided to make a 12-episode series. And if the anime is as good as the game then it might be a serious contender for best anime of 2018.

Attack on Titan

  • Premiere date: July 2018
  • Studio: Wit Studio
  • Genre: Action, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy

The third season of Attack on Titan is coming a lot sooner than you think. After the series revealed the real identities of the Colossal and Armored Titan, fans still wanted more. Especially, to find out what’s in Eren’s basement. The end credits of the season two finale announced that the third installment would premiere in 2018. Hopefully, this doesn’t push back the release date of Kabaneri.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Original
  • Genre: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Drama, Mecha

The anime that I and a lot of anime fans are looking forward to the most is the third season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection. While details about the new installment are not clear, based on the trailer we can assume that it will take place several years after the events of the Zero Requiem plan. More specifically, how Japan and other countries have recovered from the tyranny of the Holy Britannian Empire.

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In One of America’s Most Dangerous Cities, Football Is a Reprieve for the East St. Louis Flyers

The story of East St. Louis (Ill.) High’s football team might feel familiar: An athletic program thrives in an afflicted community, providing its players with a foundation of strength and a path toward a better life. In 89 Blocks—the Fox Sports Films documentary executive produced by Sports Illustrated with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Uninterrupted chronicling the Flyers’ 2016 season that will air on Fox on Nov. 26—coach Darren Sunkett sums up the reality his players face. “We live this struggle every damn day,” he says, “but when we come out here, we forget about it all.”

The film’s impact derives in part from the magnitude of that struggle: East St. Louis has the nation’s highest per capita murder rate, and 43.5% of its 26,922 residents live below the poverty line. But the doc also delivers emotional force by focusing on individuals: the enigmatic star receiver who, coaches admit, is a mystery even to them; the cornerback who is devastated by the sudden death of a 17-year-old cousin; the coach who, through his work, compensates for missed time with his own eldest son. What might seem all too familiar becomes deeply human.

Sunkett knows well football’s power to elevate. Playing at Camden (N.J.) High in the early 1980s helped lift him out of the troubled city to Cheyney (Pa.) University, a historically black school where he lined up at defensive back. “That was pretty much my ticket to success,” he says. By the early ’90s he had married his wife, Lisa, an East St. Louis native, and they relocated to the area. In 2000, after coaching eight seasons at two other area schools, Sunkett took over the Flyers, who had claimed six state titles and produced NFL All-Pros such as linebacker Bryan Cox and tight end Kellen Winslow Sr. before sliding into mediocrity in the years following the 1995 retirement of legendary coach Bob Shannon.

It was a trajectory not unlike that of East St. Louis itself. Once a thriving middle-class manufacturing and shipping hub—the National Civic League designated it an All-American City in 1959, the same decade its population peaked at more than 80,000—it was hit by forces of urban destabilization, both common and unique: deindustrialization, white flight, the construction of an interstate that fractured neighborhoods.

When the crack epidemic struck the U.S. in the 1980s, the drug “came in and tore through the city like a forest fire in a high wind,” says Daily Beast editor-at-large Goldie Taylor, an East St. Louis native. Wildly disparate federal sentencing laws (one gram of crack was treated the same as 100 grams of powder cocaine) hastened the devastation by tearing up implicated families and keeping them apart. The city’s population continued to wane. Schools shuttered or merged. Neglected buildings fell into disrepair, their surrounding lots overgrown. “The city was never the same,” Taylor says.

Against this backdrop Sunkett rebuilt the football program into a powerhouse that serves as one of the city’s points of pride and its players’ brightest source of hope. In 89 Blocks—a reference to the city’s footprint and a nickname used by East St. Louisans—Sunkett and his staff impress on their team that football can open doors to higher education. (The school’s 2015 season had been cut short by a midseason teachers’ strike, wiping out the best chance to impress recruiters for that year’s seniors.)

No Flyer from the class of ’17 is more coveted than wideout Jeff Thomas, an eventual All-America and top 10 recruit at his position. But no Flyer is as frustrating, either. Absent from a string of practices, Thomas is held out of a game and must eventually win over his teammates, who voted on whether he should keep his roster spot. His coaches confide that their star is hard to reach, often hidden behind walls he’s built to protect himself from a harsh environment.

Miami football fans can provide an update on Thomas’s saga. After committing to the Hurricanes last February, the 5’10”, 175-pound Thomas has forced his way onto the field as an explosive, if slight, slot receiver, catching 13 passes for 273 yards, including 48- and 78-yard scores in consecutive games last month. “I’m not surprised,” Sunkett says. “Jeff’s been doing what he’s doing now since he was in sixth grade.”
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For a lot of jet-setters out there, layovers are nothing more than an inconvenience, and a pain in the backside. But, where you once raised your eyes at the prospect of a layover, instead you should look at this as an opportunity to indulge yourself. There are actually plenty of ways you can make a layover work for you. It’s really just a matter of seizing the opportunity and making the most of it.

If you are clever about it, and you plan effectively, you will be able to make layovers an exciting and relevant part of your vacation experience. Turn a negative into a positive by coming up with some wonderful ways of making the most of your layover. These are some of the great suggestions we think you should use to help you make the most of this.

Careful planning

Find out well in advance when your layover will take place, and where it’s going to be. That way you can start to factor in plans for what you might want to do when it comes time to have the layover. You will be able to get much more done if you focus on careful planning and you have mapped out your experience. If you plan the journey effectively, you will be able to strategically plan your layovers based on what you know about the flight times. This is an excellent way of making the most of the opportunity.

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One of the best ways to plan and enjoy a wonderful layover experience is to make sure it’s a destination you enjoy visiting. There are so many possibilities to choose from here, so think about somewhere you really enjoy and want to visit frequently. Familiarity is one of the best feelings when you’re on vacation, and a familiar layover will inject something special into your travel experience. This is one of the best ways of combining your layover as part of your vacation, and really having a great time with things.

Don’t be afraid to have a shorter layover

Just because you’re only somewhere for around 8 hours doesn’t mean you can’t have an excellent time. There are plenty of opportunities here to give you a hugely enjoyable layover experience in the short term. It’s plenty of time to have a nice meal and maybe do a bit of sightseeing. Of course, you may not want to go too far from the airport, but make sure you use the time you have carefully, and you can really get something out of it.

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A common misconception with layovers is that they are going to be costly and expensive ventures, but this doesn’t have to be the case. There are actually a lot of ways you can have a wonderful layover experience without having to break the bank in the process. Make sure you do what you can to ensure that you aren’t spending too much money. Some airlines will actually allow free layovers, so make sure you check with yours if that is a possibility.

These are just a few of the excellent suggestions for helping you make the most of the layover experience. It’s the perfect time to turn something you usually hate into something you can now love. If you follow some of the ideas we have on here you will be perfectly placed to make sure you make the most of your layover and enhance your vacation in the process.

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10 of The Most Affluent African American Suburbs In The Nation

 

The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, came under fire with his attempt to “reach out” to African Americans asserting that blacks were “living in hell” in the inner cities; so much so that they could barely walk down the street without getting shot.

However, as data reported by The New York Times shows, there is actually a strong upward mobility trend among African Americans, with nearly 40% residing in the suburbs.

 

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The ‘burbs are often valued for great local economies; neighborhoods with high median incomes; high household values; low crime and great public schools.

Below are a few of the most thriving African American suburban neighborhoods:

 

 

 

Black Beverly Hills

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Nicknamed “Black Beverly Hills,” these suburbs lay within the Ladera Heights and View Park–Windsor Hills, California, area, with nearly 75% of the population being African American according to statistics compiled by City-Data.

Median household incomes and home values are more than the entire state of California averages, with house values coming in at nearly $ 900,000 and incomes averaging over $ 100,000. The area is famous for its many wealthy and successful African American residents including many doctors and attorneys—making it one of the most coveted of black suburbs in the country.

As per Best Places, the area has low violent and property crime rates, but the cost of living is very high. While City-Data reports a small population of only 6,500, nearly 100% have high school diplomas, 44% are married, and nearly 54% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

 

Black Wall Street

 

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An NBC affiliate reports that nearly 60% of the businesses in the DeSoto, Texas, suburb are owned by African Americans. Seventy percent of the population is black in DeSoto, according to City-Data, with median household incomes over $ 61,000 and house values nearly $ 164,000—more than the state’s average. Approximately 50,000 people reside in DeSoto, with nearly 50% of the population being married, 90% are high school graduates, and over 30% have a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Best Places also reports that DeSoto also has very low violent crimes and very low property crime rates. Compared to Black Beverly Hills, DeSoto has a low cost of living index, which means your purchasing power will go a lot further in DeSoto.

 

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Here are other American suburbs which City-Data reports as having a majority black population (where 70% to 85% of the population is black), high household incomes ($ 60,000 to $ 90,000), high home values, a 90% population with high school diplomas, and a population with 30% to 50% earning a bachelor’s degree or higher; and low crime rates:

 

  • Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • Wheatley Heights, New York
  • Hillcrest, New York
  • Woodmore, Maryland
  • Kettering, Maryland
  • Fort Washington, Maryland
  • Mitchellville, Maryland
  • Friendly, Maryland

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Well before the party was supposed to end, WWD reported that Chinese officials pulled the plug and sent in armed guards to escort guests out. But before they had a chance to shut down the party, the models who made it to China (Gigi Hadid and other stars, including Katy Perry, were reportedly denied visas) hit the red carpet  in some very naked dresses.

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Models wore a wide variety of incredibly revealing dresses, including Candice Swanepoel‘s loincloth-style dress, Wang Yi’s carwash-style mini with a giant glittery stomach portal and Devon Windsor‘s maxi-length dress with strategically placed cutouts.

Many models went for basic black to offset all that skin (including Samile Bermannelli and Sara Sampaio in Naeem Khan,) but rumored Harry Styles ex Georgia Fowler shone bright like a diamond in an outfit that looked like a long-sleeve dress on one side and a bikini top on the other, plus Colette jewelry and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

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Though the show has wrapped up (prematurely). Fashionista noted that the show might come under fire over its “Nomadic Adventure” segment which featured models wearing a variety of Native American-inspired headdresses and accessories.

The lingerie retailer previously faced criticism after Karlie Kloss wore a Native American-style headdress during the 2012 show. Victoria’s Secret later apologized for the incident saying: “We are sorry that the Native American headdress in our fashion show has upset individuals. The outfit will be removed from the broadcast.”


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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America [2017]

NeighborhoodScout is a data intelligence platform providing real estate analytics. Using a proprietary algorithm, it provides detailed insight into American neighborhoods including those that are the most dangerous.

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The analysis is based on data from a number of government agencies including the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Geological Service, and others.

 

Here are the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods based on NeighborhoodScout’s most recent data analytics (from least to most):

 

10. Kinston, North Carolina (E Bright St / S Queen St)

According to NeighborhoodScout’s data, Kinston has a greater percentage of children living in poverty than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Only 5% of the adult population holds a four-year college degree. Per capita income is lower than that found in 99.9% American neighborhoods. Based on NeighborhoodScout’s crime index scale from 100-1—(with 100 being “safest”) Kinston scores a 1.

 

9. Indianapolis, IN (E 38th St / Sutherland Ave)

This neighborhood has an income level lower than 94.9% of all other American neighborhoods. More than 50% (55.7%) of its children live below the federal poverty level and its residents have one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Violent crime increased by 7% in Indianapolis last year, despite a downward trend nationally.

 

8. Chicago, IL (S King Dr / E 60th St)

Chicago’s disturbing crime rate—and the fact that it is one of America’s largest cities—makes it a favorite talking point of politicians when advocating legislation over gun control and the penal system. This area in Chicago is a particular hotspot with 82% of the children here living in poverty. The income level is lower than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

 

7. Anniston, AL (W 15th St / Boynton Ave)

According to NeighborhoodScout’s analytics, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Anniston (and a 1 in 212 chance for the entire state of Alabama). The per capita income of this neighborhood’s residents is lower than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. 84.6% of children live in poverty here.

 

6. Indianapolis, IN (E 34th St / Sutherland Ave)

This area has more single-mother households than 99.0% of the all American neighborhoods. Sixty-eight percent of the children live in poverty and over 96% of residents do not have four-year college degrees—a lower rate than 97.7% of all other neighborhoods. In a for sale listing on homefacts.com—this area is ranked with a high crime rate and a “C-” for its school district.

 

5. Kansas City, MO (Independence Ave / Prospect Ave)

This neighborhood, sadly, has an extremely high child poverty rate—90.5%. The area also has one of the highest rates of rentals than other neighborhoods with almost none of the residents owning their own homes. There is also a high immigrant population, per NeighborhoodScout’s data crunching; the number of residents who have been in the United States for five years or less is a greater rate than in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. The chances of becoming a crime victim in that area in one year are 1 in 12 with 81.97 violent crimes per 1,000 people.

 

4. East St. Louis, IL (Caseyville Ave / N Park Dr)

This neighborhood has a higher vacancy rate than 80.6% of all other American neighborhoods. The per capita income is lower than 99.9% of others. The area also has some of the highest rates of people living alone—81.2%, which NeighborhoodScout found to be higher than 100% of all other neighborhoods in the country. East St. Louis is safer only than 3% of other cities.

 

3. Atlanta, GA (McDaniel St SW / Mary St SW)

More than 60% (65.7%) of this Atlanta neighborhood’s children live below the poverty level. Per capita income is lower here than in 99% of other neighborhoods. According to the data analytics, the neighborhood residents are subject to a “brutal” commute to work—averaging more than two hours per day. Real estate site Trulia rates the area as having the highest crime rate of its entire county.

 

2. Springfield, IL (E Jackson St / S 11Th St)

With high divorce and vacancy rates, this neighborhood also suffers from high levels of child poverty (74.1%) and a per capita income lower than 98.9% of other neighborhoods in the country. Realtytrac.com rates the area as having “moderately high crime,” below average schools, and an abundance of registered sex offenders living within a small radius.

 

1. Washington, DC (S Capitol St SE / Livingston Rd SE)

This neighborhood holds the unfortunate distinction of being ranked NeighborhoodScout’s most dangerous, based on its platform’s algorithms. It has more single-mother households than 98.5% of other neighborhoods. While its location in the nation’s capital keeps employment levels steady (and unsurprisingly, a majority of residents are government workers) this neighborhood has an income rate lower than 82% of other neighborhoods in the U.S. You also have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime here with a statistic of 83.46 violent crimes committed per 1,000 people.

 

 

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The ‘Tea for Three’ theme for Kim Kardashian West’s baby shower may have sounded quaint and simple, but the event was anything but. On Saturday, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star hosted a show-stopping party to celebrate her third child, and it took place in a magical indoor cherry blossom forest.

Kardashian and hubby Kanye West are expecting their third child via surrogate, and their closest friends and family gathered together yesterday to throw the mum-to-be a baby shower to remember. Among the attendees were Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, North West, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Chrissy Teigen, Jordyn Woods, Larsa Pippen, and many, many more.

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If you think the guest list is impressive, just wait until you see the decor. In true Kardashian style, Kim went all-out with her cherry blossom theme, bringing in dozens of beautiful, blooming plants to adorn the entrance and hall where the ‘tea’ took place.

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The setting was truly magical, and many guests couldn’t resist taking a few Insta pics with the lovely pink trees.

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There was another special surprise at the baby shower, too! Kardashian brought along samples of her upcoming KKW fragrances as party favours. No surprise that Chrissy Teigen was all about that life, spritzing the fragrances on Snapchat.

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This was one impressive fete, and we can’t wait to see what the Kardashians do for their next baby shower – who will be next though, Kylie or Khloe?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

The study by The Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date of the nearly 100,000 loan forgiveness claims known as borrower defense received by the agency over the past two decades and paints an alarming picture of the state of for-profit higher education in America. The study was provided to The Associated Press ahead of publication.

The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces criticism for erasing two Obama-era regulations that would have added protections for students. Review of tens of thousands of claims has stalled and the AP reported last month that the department now is considering abandoning the practice of full loan cancellation in favor of partial forgiveness. Student advocates point to the Trump administration’s ties to the for-profit industry and accuse DeVos of putting industry over students.

The study found “a disproportionate concentration of predatory behavior among for-profit colleges” that raises “serious concerns about the federal government’s current approach to providing relief to students who have been defrauded and misled.”

The Education Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Of the more than 98,800 complaints received by the department as of mid-August, 98.6 percent came from students at for-profit schools, while only 1.4 percent of them were filed by those who attended non-profit institutions. For-profit schools account for only

10 percent of national enrollment and 18 percent of federal student debt, according to government data.

More than 75,000, or 76 percent, of claims came from students who attended the now-shuttered Corinthian schools, followed by more than 7,300 students from the ITT Technical Institute chain, as well as students from American Career Institute, the Education

Management Corporation and others. The Century Foundation received the data through a Freedom of Information Act request.

“The for-profit college industry scams students across the country and taxpayers and that’s why the industry, including industry insiders who are now staffing the Department of Education, is now fighting so hard against rules that would clarify the borrower defense process,” said Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic that represents defrauded students. “If for-profit schools don’t want to be responsible for borrower defense claims and reimbursing taxpayers, then they could simply not cheat their students.”

Steve Gunderson, president of Career Education Colleges and Universities, the industry lobbying group, dismissed the report as an attack on the industry. He suggested that the Obama administration was to blame for the influx of borrower-defense claims from for-profit college students.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the Century Foundation issued a report suggesting for-profit colleges are to blame for borrower defense claims. Look no further than the Obama Administration’s destruction of ITT Tech and Corinthian,” Gunderson told the AP in a statement. “This report confirms what we’ve long known: There are dozens of groups coordinating their efforts to destroy our sector.”

For-profit colleges expanded dramatically over the past two decades, with enrollment rising from around 230,000 in the early 1990s to a record 2 million in 2010. They recruited aggressively, targeting non-traditional students — usually older people who had jobs and could only study part-time. They also focused heavily on women, people of color and veterans. But after graduating, many students struggled to find jobs that were promised to them or to transfer credits to other schools, leading to massive student loan defaults. A 2010 government study found that all of the 15 for-profit colleges evaluated by undercover agents made deceptive statements to prospective students and four of them encouraged fraudulent practices.

The Obama administration cracked down hard on for-profit colleges, pressuring Corinthian and ITT to close and approved at least $ 655 million in loan cancellations from those chains in recent years. At the same time, the administration also passed revisions to the borrower defense regulation and to another similar rule, known as gainful employment, with the aim of increasing students’ protections.

DeVos moved to dismantle or stall those provisions. There’s now a backlog of 87,000 complaints that haven’t been ruled on. DeVos said she intends to fight fraud, but believes the Obama revisions were written too broadly and could allow for unsubstantiated claims.

In an interview with Politico published last week, DeVos suggested there was no substantial difference between for-profit and non-profit schools. “Let’s be clear, it’s for-profit or not-for-profit is simply a matter of tax status — fraud anywhere needs to be rooted out,” she told the publication.

But Tariq Habash, one of the authors of the Century report, said the study offers evidence to the contrary.

“This highlights a clear difference between for-profits and non-profits. It’s not just the tax statuses. It’s the control structure that governs these entities,” Habash said.

For-profits, he said, “are financially motivated to maximize their profits, they have conflicting interests and one will always win over the other.”

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5 Success Strategies from the Most Powerful Man in Tech

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

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

 

(Microsoft chairman of the board, John Thompson)

 

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

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

GO WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE

 

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

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

WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THE TEAM

 

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

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

 

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

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

AVOID BECOMING A STALE LEADER

 

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

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

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

CONSIDER YOURSELF AS THE BEST BOARD PROSPECT

 

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

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

 

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In October 1976, the photographer William Eggleston traveled from his home in Memphis to Plains, Georgia, the home town of Jimmy Carter, who was days away from winning the presidency. He took pictures along the way, most of them in and around Plains. The results were first published in a very limited edition entitled Election Eve, a slightly edited version of which will be republished later this month by Steidl.

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A preterm baby born at 21 weeks and four days is now a healthy 3-year-old girl with no impairments, doctors say. Her case sheds light on a controversial question in neonatal medicine: when should it be recommended to resuscitate a preterm baby, or not?


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Paul McCartney is Dead: Music’s Most WTF Conspiracy Theories, Explained

The bigger the name, the weirder the theory.

Paul McCartney became a household name when he rose to prominence as part of the Beatles in the 1960s, and his star power has held steady ever since the band broke up in 1970. But some conspiracy theorists believe that the Paul we know and love today is not

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Though Nintendo is home to some of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, including The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong, the Super Mario games are arguably the company’s flagship property. Every major Nintendo console has featured a Super Mario game and the franchise, as of now, is still the best-selling of all time. And for good reason.

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5 fashion bloggers I rely on for most of my wardrobe

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Lindsay Weiss

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Note: I was not paid or rewarded in any way for this endorsement. I have never met these gals. I just really appreciate all the hard work they put in to finding affordable, fashionable clothing for busy moms!

A brief summary of my fashion journey:

Teens and early 20s — I was good at hunting down bargains, putting together cool outfits and shopping on a budget. I took time to read fashion magazines and adapt them to my style and budget. Shopping was fun!

Late 20s — I had my first baby. Didn’t buy clothes for, like, two years, except the one time I walked into Nordstrom, looked at a mannequin and said “I’ll take her outfit.”

Early 30s — Had my second baby. Relied on Christmas presents from my mom and sisters for wardrobe additions. Rarely saw the inside of a store.

Late 30s — Had my third baby. Realized all my clothes were from 1996 and signed up for Stitch Fix. Wore whatever they sent me.

40 — After my eleventy billionth maxi dress arrived, I decided Stitch Fix was not for me and began exploring all these fashion bloggers that were coming across my Facebook feed.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? The total lack of time for shopping and putting together creative outfits? I mean, I could only wear my old Alpha Phi sweatshirt for like two decades before I realized I was getting seriously out of date. Stitch Fix was a nice Band-Aid, but I didn’t really love most of what they were sending — I just wore it because it was better than what I had.

But when these gals below somehow found their way into my Facebook feed, and included actual links to items that were ON SALE and already styled and paired together, I was like THANK YOU JESUS!

I know they make some money from my purchase but I really feel like the service they are giving me — creating an outfit that’s cute, on sale (usually), and available in one click is priceless. And they do it from stores I can afford, so it’s easy on the pocketbook.

Here are my top 5 favorite fashion bloggers for the casual “mom” life:

One Little Momma

Kilee is actually from my neck of the woods, but I’ve never met her. I like to think we’d be friends. I found her first through her jewelry company, Nickel and Suede. (Note: her earrings are seriously breaking the internet they are so popular. I adore them.) But she runs a little fashion blog on the side and I love that she pushes my boundaries and is a little edgier than me. I think we are close to the same age but she is way cooler than me, and my hope is if I dress like her, I have a fighting chance at cool. Because of her I found my way back to Abercrombie this year, which I never thought I would do. Also, she’s pregnant right now so it’s cool to watch her do “maternity” fashion in a new and improved way.

Wear It For Less

A sweet gal named Jessica runs this blog, and I don’t even actually know what she looks like! She rarely shows her face, but she is the QUEEN of finding cute things at Target and Old Navy. She is more classic than most bloggers, so everything she picks is pretty timeless. And she probably finds the best deals of anyone.

Living In Yellow

This blog has exploded in the past year and I often spot regular people on the streets wearing something I got from her and know it’s 100 percent likely they did too. A sweet gal named Erin runs this blog and she is the goddess of all things Nordstrom. Girl highlights the best markdowns from Nordie’s and because she’s gotten so popular you have to JUMP on them before they’re gone. Lately I have been missing her deals but I forgive her because some of my best buys have come straight from her pages. I turn to her especially at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time because she navigates through all the crap so I don’t have to.

Style Scout

I’ve been a fan of Melanie’s blog for a long time. She’s focused a bit more on fitness apparel lately as she and her husband opened a gym, but I am a huge fan of her picks for dressy items. If I have a party to go to, hers is the first blog I check because she’s definitely got a dress or romper or cool pantsuit thing I can hunt down. She is fantastic at finding unique pieces that will make me feel special at a big event. And she’s even better at telling you how to accessorize with them.

Addison’s Wonderland

This is actually a home décor blog, but she’s been so successful that she’s branched out a bit. And let me tell you her eye for clothing is just as good as her eye for design. I always love everything she’s wearing so when she links to it I generally just say “I’ll take it ALL!”

Do you have a favorite fashion blogger? Please share!

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Most Wanted Affordable Style – November 2017

Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or a quick upgrade for yourself, expect these to come around about once a month. You’ll find new arrivals and old favorites, especially good deals, or maybe something pricey to keep an eye on for future sales. The potential best of the best, which you may or may not have seen already. Got a tip on something that deserves to end up in the monthly Most Wanted? Send those in here.

 

Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket – $ 188

Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket

Shirt jackets are quite popular this season, and for good reason. They’re darn functional. Maybe it’s climate change, maybe it’s getting over excited about outerwear, but if you’re the type who overheats quick in a coat or jacket, then a shirt jacket might be your answer. It’s somewhere in between, say, a quilted jacket or bomber, and just throwing another sweater or shirt on. But they ARE engineered to be outerwear. Easy to get to pockets. Mid weight, super soft Italian moleskin. Snap front. Made in the USA too. Three colors to pick from.

 

Orvis Lambskin Driving Gloves – $ 89

Orvis Lambskin Driving Gloves

They’re back! All sizes too. A little spendy from the jump, but, play your cards right and you might be able to nab them during some sort of promo code or sale. Really like these things since they’re ventilated but not full of so many cut outs that you lose all warmth.

 

DSW Aston Grey Chelseas – $ 109.99

DSW Aston Grey Chelseas

Aston Grey knows how to make a decent quality shoe for cheap. And thus? These chelseas seem like a solid bet. Should drop under $ 100 with future codes and promos. And don’t underestimate the versatility of the dark brown sole on the black pair. That’ll make it super easy to wear black leathers (watch strap, belt) while also having other elements of brown in your getup (say, dark brown buttons on a sportcoat). Or, that could be just overthinking the hell out of it.

 

J. Crew Factory Wool Blend Plaid Sportcoat – $ 130ish

J. Crew Factory Wool Blend Plaid Sportcoat

A quite nice addition to the Thompson sportcoat lineup. Still has that nice, slightly lower slung button stance, so you show more shirt above the buttons and none of the shirt below the buttons. 50% wool / 50% poly shell. Sadly, a 100% poly lining. But that pattern.

 

UNIQLO 100% Cashmere Knit Beanie – $ 29.90

UNIQLO 100% Cashmere Knit Beanie

There’s gonna come a day, soon, where the weather goes from “oh it’s cold” to “holy crap it’s cold.” And you’ll need a hat for your head and ears. Perhaps you lost a hat last year. Maybe you moved. Perhaps you’ve got a thing about your hair that you’re finally over, and you’ve recognized that hat hair is a price that’s well worth preventing any sort of frostbite. Well? Here’s your hat. All cashmere. Inexpensive. Plenty of colors.

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Why Robert Mueller is the most powerful man in Washington

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller’s one-two punch on Monday sent a forceful message to President Donald Trump, the public and potential suspects about the case he is constructing of Trump associates’ involvement with Russia during the 2016 campaign. 


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Kendall Jenner and I Agree: These Are the Most Flattering Black Leggings

Ask me what the most flattering pair of black leggings I own are, and I’d say (without hesitation) Alo’s High Waist Airbrush Leggings. I’ll admit that I’ve amassed quite a collection of leggings in recent years, but I always find myself reaching for the Alo pair. In that respect, Kendall Jenner and I seem to be on the same wavelength. Jenner has been wearing this particular pair of Alo leggings since the whole legging craze first began. Sure, she’s a supermodel, but at 5’4″, I am not, yet I can attest that they make my legs like five times as long as they are and are as slimming as leggings come.

The hallmarks of a pair of flattering leggings, in my opinion, are an ultra-high waist, compressing fabric, and a no-seam construction. This particular pair of Alo leggings has all of that and more (i.e. comfort). To complete her chill legging outfit while in New York this week, Jenner wisely chose an oversize sweatshirt and a pair of cool Adidas sneakers that she may have just convinced me to buy.

Read on to shop Jenner’s look, including the most flattering pair of black leggings I own.

On Kendall Jenner: Givenchy Flat Top Sunglasses ($ 325); Champion & UO Reverse Weave Pullover Sweatshirt ($ 55); Alo High Waist Airbrush Legging ($ 82); Adidas Originals Samba Sneakers In White ($ 100)

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

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

When Did They Suddenly Become Ninjas?



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

How Fast Are Those Zombies Anyway?



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

Aren’t Bullets Scarce as Hell?

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

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



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

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

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U.S. House speaker says tax plan entering most difficult phase: Reuters interview

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Driving the Most Seductive Road in the World

When I was a child growing up in North Carolina about an hour away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, nothing made my blood run cold like a grown up saying, “Oh, what a fine day to go up to the parkway and see the leaves changing color.”

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Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer Among Hollywood’s ‘Most Profitable’

According to new data purporting to name the most popular actor in Hollywood over nearly four decades — Tyler Perry ranks at No. 4.

PartyCasino analyzed box office numbers from 1980 to 2017 to determine Hollywood’s most and least profitable actors.

Surprisingly Emilio Estevez comes in at No. 1 with the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. For every $ 1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $ 6.70 at the box office.

Jean-Claude Van Damme ranked second with $ 4.20 for each dollar, while Mel Gibson ($ 3.50), Tyler Perry ($ 3), and Dudley Moore ($ 3) rounded out the top 5.

Brad Pitt was the least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $ 1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).

PartyCasino had less extensive results for actresses, because, as a representative told the New York Post, “women, unfortunately, are less likely to be the top-billed actor for a movie.”

Rose Byrne was most profitable with $ 9.80 for every budgeted dollar, with Regina Hall in second at $ 3.50 and Octavia Spencer rounding out third place with $ 2.90.

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‘The Walking Dead’: Why Dwight is the Most Important Character in Season 8

The most important character in Season 8 of The Walking Dead isn’t Rick Grimes. It isn’t Negan. It isn’t Daryl (gasp!) or even The Scavengers (aka The Junkyard Gang). As long as he’s alive, it’s Dwight.

Dwight is a member of The Saviors, the baddies who scare the 💩  out of everyone. Toward the end of Season 7, Dwight seemed to turn a corner when one of his wood carvings appeared after a shocking fight between the Alexandrians and The Saviors. The implication was that he’d be willing to help our favorite survivors of Alexandria and The Hilltop Colony. But Dwight is hardly trustworthy and has played both sides in the past. Will he pull through for the survivors, or remain loyal to The Saviors? To predict Dwight’s next few moves, we turned to the best method of character alignment analysis, tried and true: Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition, of course). 🤓

In most role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, every player must choose an alignment for their character. There are 9 alignments, and all include a combination of good and evil, law and chaos. To understand Dwight’s character alignment, we held him up to the ultimate test. Who are the evil characters in The Walking Dead, who are the do-gooders, and where does Dwight fit in? Yeah, we went there:

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