Bryan Cranston Used to Pull the Most Walter White Prank on Aaron Paul During Breaking Bad

Not only did Aaron Paul dress his baby daughter up in a mini hazmat suit for Breaking Bad‘s 10th-anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, but he also regaled fans with a hilarious behind-the-scenes story from the award-winning drama.

After explaining that showrunner Vince Gilligan had told him that the writers originally planned to kill off Jesse at the end of season one, Paul revealed that co-star Bryan Cranston frequently used this information to convince him his character was done for.

“He came up to me the first time he did it and just gives me a really long, exaggerated hug. He’s just not letting me go [and I’m like], ‘What’s going on?’” Paul said. “He’s like, ‘Hey, man, it’s been a fun ride.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ He’s like, ‘I thought you read the script, right?’ [I was like,] ‘No.’ He’s like, ‘Oh,’ and then he just walks away. And I run into the production office, and I’m like, ‘Where’s the script?!’ And they’re like, ‘It’s not available yet,’ and I’m like, ‘Please, god, tell me.’ And then I read it and I was alive still.”

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAaron Paul (L) and Bryan Cranston speak onstage during the ‘Breaking Bad’ 10th Anniversary Celebration during Comic-Con International 2018 on July 19, 2018 in San Diego, California.

Paul went on to recount another instance where Cranston pranked him into thinking Jesse was not long for this world.

“There was another time where they did a fitting [and said], ‘We need to measure you for the coffin.’ [I’m like,] ‘A coffin?’ And they’re like, ‘Oh, you don’t know about it?’


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Hotels in America that are most dog friendly

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Taking a vacation can be great, but seeing our four-legged friend’s face at the doors as we head off with our packed bags can be heartbreaking. So why not bring them with you? Believe or not, several hotels now allow you to take your dogs, too. Now, we can enjoy our vacation with the entire family at the hotels in America that are most dog friendly.

The Peninsula, Beverly Hills

If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxation hotel for you and your dog than look no further. While you are enjoying the hotel’s rooftop pool and fancy cars on offer, your pooch can be soaking up a pawdicure or doggy massage. This is all before they choose a meal off the specialized dog menu that includes a dog-friendly burger or pooched salmon (gettit?). To top it all off, your little pup can enjoy all of this from the comfort of their complimentary dog bed.

W South Beach, Miami

The Sunshine State is famous for just that – its incredible weather. So if you’re looking to soak up the rays and want your best friend there for the ride, this could be the hotel for you. The W South Beach hotel has everything you could need for your furry friends, including litter boxes, leashes, and pet beds. Plus the beach is just a short walk away meaning the entire family can enjoy fun in the sun. If you need some time to yourself, the hotel can also arrange pet sitters or dog walkers to keep your pooch company.

Aloft, Asheville

This could possibly be doggy heaven. “Why?” we hear you scream? Sit back and let us explain. The hotel has added artificial grass over the entire rooftop to create its own puppy path to explore. Plus, Aloft also works with the local pooch bakery that can deliver fresh-baked local treats right to your room. As if that wasn’t enough, the hotel is also located right next to a variety of mountain walks as well as many dog-friendly restaurants meaning you never have to be parted from your companion.

Topnotch Resort, Stowe

The Topnotch Resort is perfect for those looking to give their dogs an outdoor adventure teamed with a chance to relax and unwind. Not only can you take it all the sights and sounds of the local hiking trails, but you could also sign your dog up for a spa treatment or Reiki massage. As if that wasn’t enough, the hotel has a range of dog-friendly baked goods available to snack on after all the adventures of the day. Don’t feel left out, the Topnotch Resort has plenty of treatments available for owners, too!

W Hotel, Scottsdale

There is no stopping these American Dog-friendly hotels. The W Hotel runs doggy yoga as well as pooch boot camp classes to get you and your little friend active. Plus, they are greeted with an exclusive welcome pack that includes treats, a toy, and a dog tag as well as a letter explaining all the pet-friendly activities in the area. If you head down to San Francisco, you could also enjoy another hotel in the chain that even offers up bedtime doggy beer!

These hotels in America that are the most dog friendly almost sound too good to be true. In fact, it seems as though our four-legged friends will have an even better time than we will. No longer do we have to worry about waving goodbye to our pooches; they are part of the family too and should be there for all those special memories!

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World Cup Fans Continue to Do the Most With England’s ‘It’s Coming Home’ Chant

With England just one game away from reaching their first World Cup final since 1966, English fans’ cries of “It’s coming home” are only growing stronger.

The chant has its origins in The Lightning Seeds’ 1996 single “Three Lions,” a track that was released to commemorate England hosting the 1996 European Football Championship. But while the song originally poked fun at England’s numerous soccer disappointments, its chorus is now a rallying cry for all those hoping to see the English squad come out on top on Sunday.

As the phrase has risen in popularity throughout the World Cup, fans from around the globe have begun hopping on the “It’s coming home” bandwagon. Even Justin Timberlake tried the cheer out during his Monday concert at London’s O2 Arena.

And because it’s 2018, the chant has also been turned into a meme, with Twitter users superimposing “Three Lions” over famous movie and TV scenes.

See some of the best creations below.

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Kaiser Permanente Receives Women’s Choice Award as California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan and America’s Best Hospital Awards

PASADENA, Calif. Kaiser Permanente Southern California has received the Women’s Choice Award® designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan,” as well as its medical centers throughout the region receiving multiple “America’s Best Hospitals” awards that include: Best Patient Safety, Best Hospital for Obstetrics, Best Stroke Care, America’s 100 Best Hospital, Best Bariatric Surgery, and Best Breast Center.

The Women’s Choice Award® identified “America’s Best Hospitals” across the nation to help women make smart healthcare choices. The Women’s Choice Award® methodology is based on surveys of tens of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of Business on what drives the consumer experience for women vs. men.

In addition, the organization distributed a statewide survey to more than 10,000 women who reside in California, these women were asked to identify which health insurance plan they would highly recommend to their friends and family. Kaiser Permanente received its evidence-based designation, “California’s Most Recommended Health Insurance Plan” from these results.

“We pride ourselves on our patient-centered, integrated approach that creates high quality care,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc., for the Southern California Region. “It’s gratifying when data supports our approach and show us that our members choose Kaiser Permanente with confidence, knowing that we put their health and safety first.”

According to the Women’s Choice Award®, market research shows that women influence more than 90 percent of family healthcare decisions; and a national survey conducted by the Women’s Choice Award® determined which hospitals and services women would highly recommend in today’s marketplace. These hospitals had to meet exceptionally high standards regarding women’s unique needs and preferences.

The following Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers received one or more designated Women’s Choice Awards®, to view the detailed list please click here:

Kaiser Permanente Orange County Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Center.

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Teen Boy Who Took a Whiff of a Player’s Sneaker at Wimbledon Had the Most Appropriate Reaction

A boy had a hilarious reaction after sniffing a tennis shoe he received from Dutch tennis player Robin Haase during a Thursday morning Wimbledon match.

The Netherlands player Robin Haase handed a young boy a sneaker and photos captured his delight to receive the shoe, then taking a whiff and finally sticking his tongue out in disgust.

The funny set of photos taken Thursday morning at the match between Robin Haase and Nick Kyrgios have been shared on Twitter. Kyrgios beat Haase 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round.

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10 Of The Most Generous Black Women In Hollywood

Hollywood can be a place associated with the superficial, but many stars use their platforms and their fortunes to help those in need. For many Black actresses who’ve made it to A-list status, staying in touch with the community is a way of life.

Here are our top picks for the most generous Black women in Hollywood.

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Beyoncé:

Beyoncé has quietly donated to causes special to her heart for years, choosing to keep her charitable actions under the radar. But they’ve still been extremely significant. From helping the victims of the Flint water crisis to the homeless, she’s given away millions of her own money to help those in need.

Most recently, when a devastating hurricane struck her hometown of Houston, Texas, the Grammy-winner’s charity BeyGOOD provided aid in the form of baby products, blankets, toiletries, cots and food to the victims who lost their homes and belongings. She also personally handed out food and posed for photos with the victims before hosting a star-studded telethon to raise millions for recovery,.

Oprah Winfrey:

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From her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy in South Africa to the Angel Network to fueling the careers of entrepreneurs like Rachael Ray, Nate Berkus, Ava Duvernay and Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah is one of the world’s most renowned philanthropists.

 

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Far from just her music and fashion, Rihanna has quickly become one of the most generous women in Hollywood, donating millions to build a cancer research facility in her native Barbados and raising massive amounts of donations from her Diamond Ball for women pursuing their education around the world. She’s been so generous with her wealth that she was named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of The Year.

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The 8 Most Memorable Animated Cats in Disney History

“Everybody wants to be a cat because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.” These wise words were first sung by Scat Cat in the 1970 animated Disney film The Aristocats. And while the movie is the only Disney cartoon totally dedicated to felines (whereas dogs get 101 Dalmations, Lady and the Tramp, etc.), you can still find Disney cats popping up in some form in almost every movie the company makes.

And just like in real life, the cats in the Disney canon come in a variety of personalities. From mischievous to mysterious, cuddly to cunning, no two Disney cats are alike. Some can talk, while others can only purr. Some take center stage while others simply live as pets. But all of them manage to find a place in our hearts.

Take a look at eight of the most memorable Disney cats and let us know if your favorite feline made the list.

Marie from The Aristocats


Marie from Aristocats

There are plenty of cats to choose from in the aforementioned Disney flick The Aristocats, but we have to highlight cute kitty Marie here. That white fur! Those pink bows! That sass!!! Duchess’ daughter may be one of the cutest cats on the list, but don’t think for a moment that she can’t go toe-to-toe with the fiercest of felines. This kitty doesn’t take anyone’s crap, including any tormenting from her brothers Berlioz and Toulouse. She’s ladylike, but with an edge, as proven with her quote, “Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.”

Rajah from Aladdin


rajah from Aladdin

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but Princess Jasmine‘s pet tiger Rajah proves that a giant jungle cat can be pretty dang loyal, too. Without ever saying a word, Rajah is seen all throughout Aladdin protecting his owner in any way he can. And since Jasmine is the most eligible bachelorette in all of Agrabah, Rajah spends most of his time scaring away potential suitors who don’t deserve his owner’s attention.

Tigger from Winnie the Pooh


Tigger from Winnie the Pooh

Tigger is a wonderful creature, as he’ll be the first to tell you, adding that he’s “bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!” Sure, it’s redundant, but he certainly gets the point across. While the rest of the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood are in a constant state of fear of Heffalumps or are clinically depressed with a penchant for losing their own tails, Tigger is the one friend Winnie the Pooh can count on to be full of energy and positivity. And in these trying times, that’s a really beautiful thing.

Oliver from Oliver & Company


Oliver from 'Oliver & Company'

The little orange Tabby kitten from the 1988 movie Oliver & Company may have started out as a lonely orphan, but ends up a hero, all while singing some catchy tunes with his dog pal Dodger (Billy Joel). Oliver was raised on the streets of New York by a pack of dogs before eventually being taken in by a little girl named Jenny. And luckily for her, the brave little kitty was around to save her from the evil loan-shark Sykes. Best of all, Oliver was voiced by a young Joey Lawrence in his pre-Blossom days. Woah!

Bagheera from The Jungle Book


Bagheera from 'The Jungle Book'

Bagheera is a wise, level-headed, and intelligent panther who is responsible for rescuing Mowgli in the jungle and bringing him to a pack of wolves to help raise him. Sure, he’s not as fun to be around as Baloo, but we can’t all be the life of the party. We need balance. And that’s what Bagheera brings to the table, consistently going out of his way to make sure the little man-cub is safe from his jungle enemies, including a less-friendly Disney cat, the tiger Shere Khan.

Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland


Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland

The Chesire Cat is constantly smiling from ear to ear, but if you lived your life in a constant state of mischief, you would be too! Disappearing and reappearing as he sees fit, the pink and purple cat sometimes helps Alice in her journey through Wonderland, but other times can’t help himself from causing trouble, including causing mishaps in order to get the Queen of Hearts to lose her temper. But he’s nothing if not self-aware, and is the only character in Wonderland who acknowledges (and proudly admits) to being mad.

Lucifer from Cinderella


Lucifer from Cinderella

Cinderella‘s wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine is not a nice woman and she found the perfect pet to match her nasty qualities — her spoiled cat, Lucifer. While his love for eating is highly relatable, the fact that Lucifer wants to eat Cinderella’s mice friends makes his feeding time a lot more disturbing. The only thing he loves more than eating mice is making Cinderella’s life miserable, and he goes to great lengths to achieve both. Despite his wicked ways, he’s ultimately part of the movie to provide comic relief, so at least his failures provide us with a few laughs along the way.

Simba from The Lion King


Simba from 'The Lion King'

There are so many amazing cats to choose from in The Lion King, but Simba is the heart and soul of the film (and the jungle). As an impressionable young cub, he just wants to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mighty king. Meddling from his evil uncle, Scar, may set him back, but at least it allows him to get some outside mentoring from Timon and Pumbaa, helping to make him the well-rounded lion we know and love today.

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Here are some of the most powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches


Here are some of the most powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches

Today, Saturday, June 30th, people across the nation are challenging the Trump administration’s immigration policies as part of the Families Belong Together protests. The mobilization is spurred largely by the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed an executive order on June 20th putting an end to the family separation practice, but the immigration policy itself remains intact — meaning that from now on, families will be detained together.

What’s more, most of the families already separated have yet to be reunited.

U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) announced the Families Belong Together protests on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on June 18th. The national march took place at 11 a.m. ET at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. Sister marches were also planned in more than 700 cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Kansas City, Missouri.

Check out these powerful images from today’s Families Belong Together marches.

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New Yorkers marched en masse down the Brooklyn Bridge.

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We much prefer this version of Melania Trump’s tone-deaf jacket.

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Family is everything.

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If you weren’t able to attend a Families Belong Together march, you can still help separated immigrant families.

Donate to one of these deserving organizations dedicated to immigrant rights. Contact your elected officials to tell them how you feel about the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. And finally, don’t forget to vote — it’s one of the most important things you can do.

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Isn’t love the greatest? Sure, Romeo and Juliet had their thing going on. Yeah, Beyonce and Jay-Z are basically perfect in every way. Of course, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell make our hearts melt, and Homer and Marge made us believe that love can exist even in the most dysfunctional of marriages – but we still believe that our love trumps them all. Because you’re basically the best thing since sliced bread (you’re so welcome), you deserve the honeymoon that reflects just how romantic you are. So why not choose a romantic European getaway?

Santorini, Greece

If you haven’t Googled what Santorini looks like, you need to stop what you’re doing and do that right now. We’re serious. As one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, Santorini features beautiful white-washed houses, striking blue roofs, cobbled streets, impressive views, and (most importantly) yummy Greek food. Not only will you get to bask in the beauty of your new husband or wife, but you will also get to bask in the beauty of Santorini. It’s a win-win situation.

Venice, Italy

I mean, you knew this one was going to come up on the list, right? Venice is arguably one of the most romantic destinations in the world, and perfect for newlywed couples to become even more enchanted with each other. Take a relaxing gondola-ride down the narrow waterways, visit some of the most impressive churches and cathedrals known to man, take a trip over to Murano and Burano to take in all of the colors, and finish your day off with a good ol’ pizza and a scoop (or ten) of gelato.

Monaco

If you’re used to the finer things in life, you might want to take yourself to wear the beautiful Grace Kelly found her fairytale ending. With a whole host of glitz, glamour, and luxury, Monaco is the perfect romantic European getaway for couples who are looking to relax their days away. Sip cocktails on the beach, take a yacht out into the ocean, spend time in your lavish hotel, or walk the Grand Prix racetrack if that’s your thing. Just remember your pocket money…

Sicily, Italy

There are many couples who just can’t decide what they want from a honeymoon. On the one hand, they want to laze on a beach and relax with their new husband or wife. On the other hand, they want to see what the city has to offer! So, what do you do? Well, Sicily is the perfect option for you. This Italian island features beautiful beaches and bustling cities which means you can explore the best of both worlds. As if that wasn’t cool enough, the food is bellissimo!

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lord Byron once called Dubrovnik “The Pearl of the Adriatic” – which means it’s kind of a big deal. As the setting for many Game of Thrones episodes, Dubrovnik is the perfect mix of beautiful beaches, baroque buildings, and intense barricades. Walk the walls of Dubrovnik as you hold the hand of your loved one, and chill out with views of the Adriatic Sea. Although you might want to be warned… because you won’t want to go home.

Although you can go skiing or bungee jumping for your honeymoon, you might not thank yourself when you have a broken leg. So, keep it simple and keep it romantic! If you’re stuck on places to go, you need not look any further. These romantic honeymoon destinations in Europe should be right up your street.

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The sun is out, and we can’t help but think about getting away on vacation. Is there any better way to enjoy the summer? Traveling the globe with a family may seem tough, but it won’t be any longer with these most children-friendly destinations in the world. It’s time to get exploring!

Amsterdam

You may have heard of the grown-up stories from this Dutch city, but did you know that this is one of the top children-friendly destinations too? Yup, you heard us right. The city offers up a ton of outdoor activities from the incredible zoo to bike tours all through the streets. After all, Amsterdam was designed for cyclists. To top it off, there is the incredible Anne Frank House to add some history to your visit, as well as the canal system that offers a completely unique way to get around.

Florida

Of course, how could we leave the Sunshine State off the list could we? Disney is one of the biggest attractions in Florida, but there are also several other options that make this vacation great for children. The Florida Keys are a great place for snorkeling if you have little ones that love to get in the water, while the Shark Tooth Beach gives a chance to get closer to these magnificent creatures than you ever thought. As if that wasn’t enough, the various ‘gator parks provide an opportunity to see these prehistoric animals up close.

Turkey

This country is known for its incredible sunshine and crystal clear waters on offer. However, what about the fact it has practically been designed around children? The water parks are the perfect place to start on your search to have fun. There are also so many attractions on offer, such as aquariums and indoor reptile centers for the days you want to get out the sun. If you really want a way to cool down, Turkey also has an indoor snow park! What could be better?

Wales

This country is perfect for anyone wanting to explore the British countryside. Why? The rolling hills and greenery are the perfect playground for all kids big and small. If outdoor adventures are your thing, then look no further. There are miles of hiking trails all throughout the valleys in addition to cycling adventures and climbing opportunities. Plus, the country is filled with boardwalks meaning that stroller will no longer be an issue. If you’re lucky, you might even get to enjoy one of the classic Great British summers!

The Canary Islands

Here you have a choice of many islands as you lap up the Spanish sun. There are seven main islands to choose from, with Tenerife, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura being the most popular. You will certainly be set to create memories that last a lifetime here thanks to the black sand beaches. The islands also offer hotels with plenty of kids clubs meaning the little ones can be kept amused all day if you fancy some adult time. If that wasn’t enough, these islands also have adrenaline-filled sports from surfing to abseiling and everything in between.

Seeing the world is something many of us dream of doing, and now we can see it all thanks to these most children-friendly destinations in the world. The best memories can be made on vacation, and now it’s time to start creating even more with our loved ones in tow!

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According to recent FBI statistics, burglary is on the decline in America. Nevertheless, in 2016 victims of robbery and other property crimes (excluding arson) collectively suffered $ 15.6 billion in losses. That’s why homeowners planning to relocate should thoroughly research crime rates in the towns they’re considering. To get started, make note of the 20 most burglary-prone places in the country, compiled from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program data for 2016.
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Bechara Choucair, MD, Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, Named to Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders’ for 2018

Kaiser Permanente physician leaders Bechara Choucair, MD, and Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, today were named to Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders for 2018.

As chief community health officer, Dr. Choucair, who ranks No. 10 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads Kaiser Permanente’s national community health strategy aimed at improving the health of its members and the 65 million people within the communities it serves. Dr. Choucair recently announced the funding of research that looks at the effects of guns on the health of communities.

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Dr. Isaacs, who ranks No. 15 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads the advancement of clinical quality standards at Kaiser Permanente regions in Northern California and Mid-Atlantic States as CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. He also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, the Oakland-based consortium supporting the work of the eight self-governed, physician-led Permanente Medical Groups. The 22,000 physicians who comprise the Federation provide exclusive care for more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente patients and members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside my colleague Dr. Isaacs and the other extraordinary leaders on this prestigious list,” says Dr. Choucair. “This recognition not only pays tribute the Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses who deliver best-in-class health care every day to our patients, but also it honors our deep and important work to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

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“This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff do every day to deliver exceptional care and service to our patients,” says Dr. Isaacs. “I’m proud to represent their incredible work, and to help showcase Permanente Medicine as the model for how health care should be delivered throughout our country.”

The Modern Healthcare honor recognizes physicians working in all sectors of the health care industry who are steering their organizations and the health care delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. The 2018 Top 50 list also includes industry leaders such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (No. 1), Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy (No. 8), and Sue Desmond-Hellmann (No. 21), CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Isaacs, board certified in otolaryngology, is also actively involved in medical education and has served as a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the UC-Davis School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine and California Northstate University School of Medicine. In his first year leading The Permanente Medical Group, he’s advanced the organization’s clinical quality standards and fostered an environment to help physicians rediscover joy and meaning in medicine.

Dr. Choucair, a family physician by training, holds an MD from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in health care management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Choucair was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health for five years before serving as senior vice president, Safety Net Transformation and Community Health at Trinity Health.

To view the complete Top 50 list, visit the Modern Healthcare site.

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Chris Pratt Talks Plans With Son Jack On Father’s Day And The Moments He Cherishes The Most With The 5-Year-Old

While in attendance at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, the actor opened up about his family time, revealing what is the best kind of moments he spends with his son Jack, 5. Here’s what he had to say!

‘I think my love language is quality time, so when we can just sit down and just be together and spend time with one another, just me and him. That is probably when I am the happiest and when he looks up to me the most,’ Chris Pratt told ET.

As fans know already, Pratt attended the show in order to receive the Generation Award for his contributions to both TV and film through his Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Jurassic World, as well as the newest, Avengers: Infinity War roles.

The star also shared the plans he had for Father’s Day, and it is safe to say it was not as exciting or epic as surviving dinosaurs or traveling the universe to find an Infinity Stone.

However, it is his favorite thing to do with his young son, so that’s great!

‘Church and I am going to lay low and swim in the pool. That is what we are going to do,’ Pratt dished.

We are sure he enjoyed all that leisure time with little Jack.

The proud father seems to really love being a parent and days like these when he can just relax with the boy and make precious memories together are probably pretty rare considering he has a pretty packed schedule.

Make sure to tune in for the MTV Movie and TV Awards that is set to air tomorrow, June 18, on MTV, at 9 P.M.ET/PT!

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Why the Most Compelling Drama at the World Cup Might Be Off the Field

The decision by FIFA, the body that governs international soccer, to award the 2026 World Cup to the combination of the United States, Canada and Mexico instead of Morocco — a nation widely considered unqualified to host the tournament — was a huge relief to many people who love the game. They had feared that the vote, which took place in Moscow, would once again prove an international embarrassment to the sport.

By placing the tournament in the U.S., FIFA will actually be entering the turf of its most damaging rival. Just over three years ago, the United States Department of Justice shocked the world by initiating a pre-dawn raid in Zurich, and arresting several international soccer officials. To date, nearly four dozen people have been indicted in the case for exchanging hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes. Many once untouchable administrators have been banned from the sport, including longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter. And countless fans have had to confront the grim knowledge that rampant corruption has seeped into the game they loved. Their stomachs will not be settled this summer.

Following the purge of the corrupt leadership, soccer’s new bosses immediately declared a “new era.” They loudly condemned their predecessors. They made a show of promising to deliver a degree of transparency that seemed radical when compared to the sport’s four-decade financial black box. “You will be proud of FIFA,” the shiny-headed Swiss, Gianni Infantino, pledged soon after being elected the institution’s first new president in nearly 20 years.

But if there’s one takeaway from the sweeping corruption case, it’s that the problems afflicting a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that has operated without anything resembling oversight for decades turn out to run awfully deep. It’s one thing to bust a few crooked officials. It’s quite another to change an entire corrupt culture.

Take the fact that this World Cup is being held in Russia. Defenders of the country’s desire to host note that it has a long soccer history, highlighted by the great Soviet teams of the 1960s and ‘70s. But many questions hang over the 2010 decision to award the tournament to the nation instead of a very eager England — ones that may remain unanswered, as FIFA’s attempt to investigate the choice was stymied when Russia’s bid team claimed that all its computers were destroyed after the vote. FIFA, working on the dubious principle that if there are no records, there is no crime, cleared Russia of any wrongdoing.

As if to thumb his nose at critics, Vladimir Putin last fall made a public show of inviting Blatter to attend the tournament in person — even though FIFA gave Blatter a six-year ban in 2016 from attending any event. Blatter wasted little time in accepting the Russian leader’s offer, and it will be interesting to see where he will be seated at critical matches. Putin is expected to occupy a box with Infantino.

But Infantino’s record isn’t pristine, either. Since taking office in early 2016, Infantino has been the subject of two separate ethics complaints. One involved expense account abuses that included him putting a $ 10,000 mattress for his personal use on FIFA’s credit card; the other, perhaps more worryingly, included allegations that Infantino interfered with attempts to investigate potential corrupt acts. His name popped up in the Panama Papers. He’s repeatedly defended officials under indictment, at one point flying to Brazil for photo ops with the president of that country’s national association — a man so terrified of being arrested that he refuses to leave his own country. More recently, critics have accused Infantino of attempting to disqualify Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup on nitpicky technical grounds and thus aid the U.S.-Canada-Mexico bid. Infantino, for his part, has admitted he preferred the North American bid, but denied putting a finger on the scales.

The problems are hardly limited to FIFA headquarters in Zurich or, for that matter, Moscow.

Just last week, the Ghanaian government began the dissolution of the nation’s organizing body for the sport after a documentary aired on BBC showed its officials, including its president, repeatedly pocketing cash bribes as large as $ 65,000. In May, South America’s top soccer official, Paraguayan Alejandro Dominguez, shocked the U.S. and Mexico by offering a coveted guest spot in the 2019 Copa América tournament to Qatar’s woeful national team. The decision raised questions about the official’s increasingly cozy relationship with the petroleum-rich nation, which still labors under allegations that it somehow bought the vote awarding it the 2022 World Cup.

Soccer officials — long accustomed to being treated as if they were members of some sort of international aristocracy — like to cast the ongoing U.S. criminal investigation as a macabre conspiracy. They say the Americans have some grudge against the sport — or at FIFA not choosing it to host in 2022 instead of Qatar.

But there was no conspiracy. According to my conversations with people knowledgeable about the inner workings of the case, the prosecutors and special agents who have spent nearly eight years building America’s FIFA investigation never intended to bring down world soccer. They sought to simply cut out the cancerous rot afflicting the sport, believing that doings could actually give FIFA the opportunity to improve in the long term. To that end, the criminal purge wasn’t conceived of as the endpoint, but a small first step.

While FIFA has implemented a number of reforms, its changes so far have been derided as half measures in combatting a deep-seated culture of corruption. Its decision to award the 2026 World Cup to the U.S., Canada and Mexico may have averted another public relations disaster. But three years after the Zurich arrests, there’s still plenty to suggest it’s largely the same old FIFA. And while it may not offer the joy of a beautiful run by Lionel Messi, the ongoing scandal adds another dose of drama to the spectacle, and a measure of shame.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘13 Reasons Why’ Actor Defends Season 2’s Most Controversial Scene

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. Proceed at your own risk.

When 13 Reasons Why exploded with Season 1, it wasn’t just because fans loved it. Which they did. It was also because of the controversy it stirred.

In Season 1, the show tackled toxic high school culture, rape and teen suicide – with some scenes pretty graphic and hard-hitting, particularly for a teen show. Some of the series’ critics felt that the way in which the topics were handled wasn’t all that responsible. But if anything, in Season 2 the shock value is upped. This time, the creative forces behind the show have been especially careful to issue clear and frequent warnings about its content, coupled with advice on where to seek help should the show’s subject matter affect you. Some Twitter users have issued trigger warnings for sexual assault victims and urged people not to watch.

‘Don’t watch it if it offends you’ seems to be the motto of Netflix, the service which airs the show. CEO Reed Hastings said: “It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it. We’re an on-demand service, and we feel great about the possibility of season 3 and look forward to supporting the team’s work in that.”

It will come as no surprise, perhaps, that Season 3 has since been greenlit. And that’s despite a particularly graphic and harrowing scene in the season finale which sees school baseball star and bully Montgomery de la Cruz brutally assault outsider Tyler Down. You can read a description of what happens in that scene here.

FANDOM caught up with Timothy Granaderos, who plays Montgomery in 13 Reasons Why, and asked him why it was important to include the scene in the season finale.

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Timothy Granaderos' Monty confronts Devin Druid's Tyler.

“It was part of the inciting incident for Devon’s character Tyler to carry out his plan at the end. So, for the story it makes sense. But also, it’s a subject matter that we don’t really talk about. Male-on-male sexual assault happens more than we realise and it’s an issue that I think needs to be addressed and talked about,” says Granaderos.

Season 2 ends with Tyler planning and almost carrying out a horrifying school shooting. He’s talked down by Dylan Minette’s Clay Jensen outside the doors to the school.

Granaderos believes that the show is deliberately provocative.

“Obviously there’s some controversy around our show but all the issues that we deal with are tough subject matters to speak on, so if we can get a conversation started about those things then that’s what we intend to do. In a real and honest way too,” he says.

He says that being a part of the show has “opened my eyes to the idea that as actors, we’re more than just entertainers.”

One of the criticisms directed at the series is that the attack seems to come from nowhere, which makes it doubly shocking. Granaderos offers his thoughts on why his character carried out the horrific attack.

“In preparation, I did research and I tried to figure out why he did it. I found that the root of his actions was pain,” he says. “He had all this pain and displaced anger from the baseball team’s season being cancelled and, you know, his ‘brother’ Bryce basically breaking up with him, and he didn’t know where to go or who to turn to. So he dealt with it in the only way he knew how — and that was physically abusing someone who he felt was weaker and [who] he blamed for part of his pain.”

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Grenaderos admits that he wasn’t surprised at the reaction to the savage attack they depicted on screen. And, in fact, he had a very telling physical reaction to the scene after reading it in the script.

“I didn’t know about [the scene] until later on in the season,” he says. “Our showrunner approached me a couple of episodes out and asked me if it was something I’d be comfortable doing. And at that point in time, that scene was just a pitch, it wasn’t even confirmed that it was going to be in the script. He just wanted to make sure I was comfortable doing it. So, I knew it was coming and it was shocking when I read it. I remember just turning the pages and my palms were sweating.”

At some point, he says, everyone was “all on the same page” and the scene was shot, and included.

“Going into it we felt very prepared,” he says. “We had a safety meeting where Devin [Druid, who plays Tyler] and I spoke with the producers and our director as well as the stunt coordinator how everything was going to play out. They showed us storyboards of the space and the shot so all the technicalities were clear in our mind before we went into the scene. They also allowed us to ask any questions we had.”

If their plan with Season 3 is to up the ante once again, it’s going to be a tough call to include anything more shocking than Montgomery’s horrendous sexual assault on Tyler. But if 13 Reasons Why is indeed a show that sets out to provoke, you can bet they’ll try.

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The most innovative food truck dishes you’ll find

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Food trucks have grown in popularity over the past ten years as they are able to provide customers with quick and convenient food, but with restaurant quality flavor. Food trucks seem to be having competitions against each other over which one can create the craziest dish, while still being super tasty. We have found some of the most innovative dishes to have been created in food trucks across the world.

Sizzling watermelon

So you go to a food truck to get a dish that’s full of carbs and end up walking away with a portion of watermelon. What happened?! There is a dish from a food truck that brings together watermelon, chili, and Pop Rocks. The chili makes it burn, and the Pop Rocks make it explode on your tongue but thankfully the watermelon is there to cool things down. A very original dish found on the Canadian TV show Eat St.

Korean/Mexican fusion

A food truck in Los Angeles has combined the flavors of Korea and Mexico to create a supercuisine. It offers the warming comfort of Mexican food with the tangy BBQ spice from Korean cuisine. The result is incredible, and if you are ever in Los Angeles, you should track down the Kogi BBQ truck. Make sure to ask for the Kogi Kimchi Quesadilla, and wash it down with the chocolate Tres Leches Cake for dessert.

Griddled mac ‘n’ cheese

Many people thought it was difficult to improve on the comforting perfection that is mac ‘n’ cheese, but one food truck has now managed to make the dish portable. By coating it in breadcrumbs, they can mold the mac ‘n’ cheese into a long rectangular shape before they throw it on a griddle pan to seal it. Now you’ve got a mac ‘n’ cheese shaped like a candy bar that you can take away with you and eat while walking down the street. Perfect.

Bugzz

There is a crazy food truck in Holland that is offering up bugs from a food truck, and people seem to be loving the idea. They justify the food choice by commenting that 80% of the world’s population eats them, so why shouldn’t humans? They claim the bugs have more iron than spinach and offer vital vitamins found in other foods. We think we’d rather just eat a bit more spinach than get our vitamins this way, but whatever floats your boat! The truck offers fried bugs on sticks, as well as a portion of larvae as a french fry substitute. The truck is an eco-friendly food provider, with sustainability at the heart of their actions.

Red velvet bread pudding

Let’s finish off with something sweet because that’s when you’re supposed to have your dessert, right? Another of Los Angeles’ food trucks offers up a host of sweet treats for its customers, and the pick of the bunch is their red velvet bread pudding. It combines the sweet gooeyness of the bread pudding with delicious red velvet, and it couldn’t be tastier if it tried.

Some of the best food trucks are available in the USA as the industry goes from strength to strength. If you’re ever hungry and are passing a food truck give it a chance as the likelihood is that it will be one of the tastiest meals you’ve ever eaten, even if you’ve never heard of the dish before.

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‘The Most Optimistic Generation Since the 1990s.’ Andre Agassi on the Tennis Players to Watch

U.S. tennis great Andre Agassi says a generation of young American tennis players could once again dominate the game like he and Pete Sampras did in the 1990s.

Speaking in Paris during the French Open, which he was attending as an ambassador for the Swiss watchmaker Longines, Agassi told TIME that he thought U.S. players had suffered in world rankings while an unusually gifted generation of players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have dominated the scene. “This generation hasn’t left a lot of room for anybody to pick up any slack,” he says.

Yet there are bright American stars emerging, said the former world number one. Agassi says Frances Tiafoe, “a hell of an athlete,” could be one to watch at slams in the years to come; as well as the 6’ 11’’ Reilly Opelka. “I think we have the possibility of someone sneaking through.”

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When Agassi played professionally, from 1986 to 2006, it was during an era of American dominance in the men’s game. He and Sampras spent long periods as the world number 1, following in the footsteps of U.S. champions from Stan Smith to John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors. Today, though, European players like Federer and Nadal are the stars of men’s tennis. Andy Roddick was the last American man to win a Grand Slam singles title way back in 2003.

That same year, Agassi became the oldest number 1 tennis player at 33—a record since broken by Federer, who took the number 1 at the age of 36, after five years away from the top spot. Both had a late career surge, although Agassi insists that beyond that, his career bears little resemblance to Federer’s.

“He’s played a long time, certainly longer than me and surpassed me as the oldest number one, and he deserves to hold all those accolades.” But Agassi says unlike Federer, he went through more trials and tribulations, often ones that were “a bit more self-inflicted and desperate.”

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Manuel Mazzanti—NurPhoto/Getty ImagesRoger Federer, from Switzerland, in action against Thanasi Kokkinakis, from Australia, during his second round match at the Miami Open in Key Biscayne on March 24, 2018 in Key Biscayne, Florida.

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When it comes to what Federer brings to the game, Agassi is simply a fan. “Watching him is watching history,” he says. “You see it every time with the way he conducts himself—with the fans, with his peers, with the media.

“I just have more appreciation than the average fan because he makes it look so easy and I actually think I know what it takes. And it’s truly remarkable.”

Agassi’s admiration for today’s champions doesn’t stop there. Speaking to TIME on Saturday, two days before Serena Williams announced her withdrawal from the French Open because of a pectoral injury, Agassi praised her return to the court after the birth of her child as a sign of her “determination, clarity, discipline, commitment and competitiveness.”

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Mehdi Taamallah—NurPhoto/Getty ImagesSerena Williams attends the tennis match game during the Roland Garros Tournament in Paris, France, on June 2, 2018.

Much to the joy of fans worldwide, Williams, a 23-time grand slam winner, had played to form through three rounds in her grand slam comeback after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017. “It’s a challenge that probably equals a playing field for her, in many respects—which speaks to how great she is,” he says.

Agassi became a father himself while he was still playing professional tennis. His wife, the German tennis star Steffi Graf, gave birth to their son in 2001 and daughter in 2003. “Having children does change your perspective,” says Agassi. “I could never speak as a mother because there’s something about a mother’s love and commitment…not to mention what you go through physically.”

Though he couldn’t have predicted Williams’ withdrawal from the tournament, he understands the fight it takes to get back in the game. He says: “Seeing champions struggle and overcome adversity or difficulty, whatever that may be, is a pleasure. Success or failure, I respect that fight and that commitment.”

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The most inspirational takeaways from Marie Claire Future Shapers Live

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Future Shapers Live 2018

This weekend we hosted our annual Marie Claire Future Shapers Live event, in partnership with Neutrogena, taking place this year at Sofitel St James, London.

The Saturday saw 300 career-focused women, of all ages and industries, gathering in the London hotel for inspiration, advice and skills to advance their careers, change direction or set out on their own.

Future Shapers Live 2018

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This year’s theme was ‘playing to your strengths’,  with a powerhouse line-up of CEOS, entrepreneurs, influencers and career coaches giving killer advice in a series of game-changing talks and workshops, closing with a keynote discussion between MC Editor-in-Chief Trish Halpin and singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon.

Future Shapers Live 2018

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From talks on starting a business from scratch and Facebook Lives on creating a social media following, to a workshop in coping with stress and a lecture on determining what’s not your job, every session served up practical advice and some very inspirational quotes.

Here are some of the best takeaways from the event…

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be fearless:

‘If we eliminated fear, we would fly. The universe only wants good things for us – you just have to be fearless.’ Alesha Dixon 

‘Someone once described me as courageous and it was the biggest compliment I’ve ever been given. You don’t have to be born with courage. If you want it, you can have it.’ Victoria Pendleton

‘The biggest prison we live in is the fear of what other people think – if we change that mindset, we can be whatever we want to be.’ Aimee Bateman

‘Women are socialised to be perfect. We should be socialised to be brave.’ Stephanie Phair

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Be open to mistakes:

‘We need to redefine the word “mistake” – mistakes are important and necessary, and that’s true in all walks of life – it’s just that you’ll only find that out in hindsight.’ Pavan Ahluwalia

‘I nearly went bankrupt. I remember crying one night because I couldn’t afford to pay £16k in wages to my staff the next day. I had to go and tell them that I couldn’t pay them, and it was humiliating. But it was a huge learning curve and it changed my entire business, because I had to make sure it would never happen again.’ Rachel Flanagan

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Be authentic:

‘You can’t just copy someone else as you’ll only ever go as far as that person. You have to be you to reach your own potential.’ Sebina Hussain

‘I’ve been told my whole life I need to act more like a boy, which is a bit boring, isn’t it? I’m going to be that feminine person, I’m going to do it my way and it’s going to work.’ Victoria Pendleton

‘Be emotional. Be exactly who you are, and if people don’t like it, they’re not your tribe. What three words do you want people to use to describe you? That’s your brand.’ Aimee Bateman

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Be open to help:

‘Don’t be a busy fool. I know what I’m worth in my business and every time I put something in my diary, I think “Is that a job a director should be doing?”‘ Rachel Flanagan

‘Be inquisitive. If you’re stuck on a hurdle, ask and people will show you the way. And don’t spend your time doing something someone else can do. You need to be the person who’s improving the top line and bottom line therefore – stick to what you’re good at.’ Anna Gibson

‘Don’t dim your light, shine. It’s ok to be different, we can work together to make collective change. Even superheroes can’t do it on their own.’ Aimee Bateman

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Be persistent:

‘When you’re a young girl and you have dreams of your future, the path seems clear, but then reality kicks in. I wanted to be a doctor, and I was told that people like me couldn’t do it. I didn’t listen. When one door closes, you find a window with a tiny crack open and you find every bit of strength inside you to shatter that crack and jump through.’ Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

‘Let’s not think change happens to us. Let’s take the reigns and be the change makers. That will ensure we are not negatively affected by change – we will be driving the change.’ Brita Fernandez Schmidt

‘You have to communicate why you do what you do. There’s always going to be someone who dresses better than you or uses longer words, but the way you can win is giving people something to connect to.’ Aimee Bateman

Future Shapers Live 2018

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Be generous:

‘It’s not about pulling the ladder up behind you, it’s about trying to let down lots of ladders to give other women a leg up too.’ Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP

‘It is such a privilege to be able to help others – we must use that privilege.’ Brita Fernandez Schmidt

‘People will fall in love with you if you give them something to fall in love with.’ Aimee Bateman

 

Feeling inspired? Come along next year and experience the first hand empowerment yourself.

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Machine-A Spotlights the Most Exciting Fashion Graduates

NEW BLOOD: In line with its ongoing commitment to champion young talent, Soho boutique Machine-A hosted a showcase to open London Fashion Week Men’s and shine the spotlight on the most exciting fashion graduates.
The work on display was part of a long project spearheaded by Stavros Karelis, co-owner and buying director at Machine-A, alongside the Central Saint Martins’ media platform One Granary, and its fashion education platform Void.
Earlier this year, Karelis curated an exhibition for Void that traveled to New York, Paris and Copenhagen’s International Fashion Fair to showcase the works of some of the most promising design students, who graduated from schools such as Parsons The New School in New York, Central Saint Martins in London and the Fashion Academy in Antwerp.
Five of the graduates went on to work with Machine-A on producing their first commercial collections for the retailer.
“We are showcasing the graduates that have been selected throughout the year and who we believe are going to do very well in the future. They all have very promising talent,” said Karelis of the students he chose for the project, who include Bianca Saunders, Eftychia Karamolegkou, Arnar Már Jónsson, T/Sehne and Camilla Damkjaer. “The idea was to offer them exposure

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Survey: These cities are home to the most ‘Bridezillas’

If you’ve ever gotten married or been involved in a big wedding, you know all about the nerves, jitters and general uptight-ness that can consume the bridal party and their families in the months and weeks leading up to the big day.

The term “Bridezilla” was coined to describe a too-be-married woman who gets a little too caught up (some might say obsessed) with making her big day perfect. According to a new survey, they are legion — and they may actually be thriving in the city where you live or one near you.

The survey, conducted by the WE TV network (conveniently home to a reality TV show called Bridezillas), revealed the top 15 media markets where Bridezilla behaviors are most prominent.

These cities have the highest concentration of ‘Bridezillas’

According to a WE TV blog post on the findings, the term “Bridezilla” is about empowerment and taking control of your wedding. So, if you happen to know a bride (or groom) who fits the bill, hopefully they’ll say “I do” to your assessment.

Here are the top 15 “Bridezilla” cities, according to WE TV.

  1. New York City
  2. San Francisco
  3. Detroit
  4. Houston
  5. Tampa
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Philadelphia
  8. Seattle
  9. Dallas
  10. Los Angeles
  11. Atlanta
  12. Chicago
  13. Boston
  14. Washington, D.C.
  15. Phoenix

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What We’re Most Looking Forward to at E3 2018

E3 2018 officially begins on June 12th, but the press conferences and announcements will start rolling in before that. We already know it’s going to be a big year — both by the amount of titles we’re already locked in to see, and the sheer number of unannounced titles. This is one of those years in which large blocks of game writers’ schedules are reserved for… well, no one knows yet.

We’re already super excited about some of the things we’ll definitely be seeing. You can visit FANDOM to watch all of the announcements come through, and we’ll have more interviews and gameplay impressions on the most promising games during the show.

Here’s what’s piqued our interest the most so far.

Shadows Die Twice

After FromSoftware teased its next game at The Game Awards, this has been our reason for getting up in the morning. Could it be Bloodborne 2? Could it be Tenchu?

We’ve heard that Bandai Namco won’t be showing a FromSoftware game this year, so our many eyes (geddit?) will be on the Sony press conference to see if any Yharnamites appear. To be fair though, it would be strange. The obvious Eastern setting, in that era, would mean Bloodborne 2 was kind of copying Nioh, which was kind of copying Bloodborne.

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Though there are some strong real-world hints towards Bloodborne 2, it seems just as likely it could be a Tenchu game, or Shadow Tower, or even Kuon.

Cyberpunk 2077

CDProjekt will almost certainly be showing its next big game at the expo, and we didn’t need a leak to tell us that.

With the massive success of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, all eyes are on this one. And rightly so. The Witcher 3 set the bar for traditional storytelling in games, and years later it still maintains a spot in the yearly top seller’s list.

The vigilant will also be looking for tie-ins to Wild Hunt, as there have been hints toward connections both in-game and out. Developers have teased the idea, and after Ciri gained her world/dimension travelling abilities, she talked about spending time on an advanced planet where everyone “had chips in their heads” and could wage war from afar.

Valkyria Chronicles 4

This franchise’s blend of an anime World War II setting, turn-based tactics, and real-time movement and aiming seriously won us over as soon as we tried it. As it did many others.

There’s a host of Valkyria Chronicles fans out there who have only played the first game. Its sequels went through an unfortunate phase of being limited to the PSP. And as good as this franchise is, few would have bought a new system for it. This new instalment will be on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

That means Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the first proper sequel for many a turn-based tactics fan. There’ll be a host of improvements and features added, and we can only hope the wider availability of Valkyria Chronicles 4 is reflected in the story. It’d be a shame for a large section of the audience to be punished for not having a PSP.

The Last of Us Part II

This is an interesting one. We’re incredibly interested to see what Naughty Dog will bring to the table this time — especially since this is one of those sequels no one was really asking for.

We don’t mean that in a bad way. The Last of Us was incredible. What it achieved with Ellie’s arc was a real achievement and it paved the way for God of War. How do you even follow that?

What’s more, how do you continue that story? Why do you continue that story? We’ll be keen to see if this is just a straight continuation from the ending of the last game and DLC, or if something more interesting is afoot. There’s the potential for this to go either way, but if there’s a studio you’d put your trust in, it’s Naughty Dog.

Fallout 76

What other game can keep people glued to a stream for hours on end, in the hopes of spotting some tiny detail?

Instead of Fallout 6, we have Fallout 76. Bethesda surprised us not too long ago with a Fallout release just a few months away from its announcement at E3. We’re very much a fan of that kind of no-nonsense hype cycle. Here’s hoping it does it again.

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

This little announcement comes by way of keychain.

Most of all, we’re excited to see where this franchise is headed this year. And by that, we don’t mean the setting. We mean we want to see if Ubisoft is back on the Assassin’s Creed treadmill of annual releases.

There was a break of a few years before Assassin’s Creed Origins, and the series was all the better for it. Origins is a decent game. Ubisoft’s next move could be very important — crank out as many as it can on this new engine or take the same amount of care with each release?

Remedy’s ‘P7’ Game

Another one we know little about, the new game from Remedy is dubbed “P7,” which we’ll find more about at E3.

This is the studio that brought us Alan Wake, and many are understandably expecting Alan Wake 2. Time will tell.

All the Unannounced Games

This year is going to be big for unannounced titles. It won’t be a quiet E3. Some of them we already know about (but can’t say yet), and some of them have been kept quiet.

Be sure to check back here at FANDOM during E3 2018, June 12th-14th, when we’ll be putting up all the gameplay, interviews, and impressions for these.

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When Angela Lansbury saw Frank Verlizzo’s sketches for the poster for the 1979 Broadway premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, she queried why his drawing of her character, Mrs. Lovett, was so big.

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8 of the Most Evil Animated Super Villains That We Love to Hate

When Incredibles 2 hits theaters later this month, the first family of Supers will face off against a new nemesis, The Screen Slaver, a villain who uses hypnotism to get people to do his bidding.

Only time will tell if the new bad guy will be evil enough to be added into the pantheon of great animated villains throughout history — a list that would frighten even the most incredible of the Incredibles. But while we wait, let’s celebrate some of the most wicked cartoon baddies that keep kids (and some adults) up at night.

Jafar from Aladdin


Jafar from 'Aladdin'
“I think it’s time to say goodbye to Prince Abubu.”

There were plenty of townspeople who had it out for Aladdin — though he always managed to stay one jump ahead of them — but the street rat met his match in the sultan’s evil advisor, Jafar. This guy’s negative qualities extend far behind his questionable facial hair. Throughout the Disney classic, Jafar attempts to overthrow the sultan, tries to force Princess Jasmine into marrying him, and plans to murder Aladdin. Oh, and all of that was phase one of his plan, with his sights really set on snagging the magic lamp in order to rule the entire universe.

Lord Farquaad from Shrek


Lord Farquaad from 'Shrek'

“Now really, it’s rude enough being alive when no one wants you, but showing up uninvited to a wedding?”

Nothing sounds as magical as a kingdom made up of beloved fairytale characters, but Lord Farquaad begs to differ. The tiny tyrant wants to get rid of all the fairytale folk in the land of Duloc and he’s willing to take part in some pretty dastardly deeds to do it. Take, for instance, the moment when he tortures the Gingerbread Man just to get intel on where the rest of his enemies are hiding. Ripping off Gingy’s beautiful gumdrop buttons before breaking his legs is simply sadistic.

Scar from The Lion King


Scar from 'The Lion King'

“This is exactly the way your father looked before he died.” 

We can probably all agree that murdering your brother in order to become king is not great, but Scar took things a sinister step further by then convincing his nephew Simba that he was the one responsible for his father’s death. The lying lion proceeded to let his band of hyenas take over his new kingdom and it turned out his leadership skills are as horrible as his morals. When Simba came back to reclaim the throne, Scar tried to kill him, too. It’s hard to live those Hakuna Matata vibes when there’s a sinful supervillain trying to destroy everything around you.

Sid Phillips from Toy Story 


Sid Phillips in 'Toy Story'

“What am I gonna blow? Man, hey, where’s that wimpy cowboy doll?” 

Little boys and mischief go hand in hand, but Sid Phillips took things to the next level. The 10-year-old wasn’t interested in playing with his toys, so much as completely destroying them and rebuilding them in creepy hybrid form. But it’s not only his own toys he’s interested in. He also steals his sister’s and then proceeds to terrorize her with them. This kid even used a magnifying glass to attempt to make a beam of light from the sun burn a hole through Woody’s head. Hopefully his mother puts Sid into therapy before he truly self-destructs in his animated teenage years.

Ursula from The Little Mermaid 


Ursula from 'The Little Mermaid'

“My dear, sweet child. That’s what I do. It’s what I live for — to help unfortunate merfolk, like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to.”

Ariel may be the protagonist in The Little Mermaid, but it’s the evil Ursula who steals the show. With her voluptuous purple body and eight tentacles, not to mention the fact that she was based off legendary drag queen Divine, this sea witch is absolutely mesmerizing to watch. Unfortunately, she spends the whole film trying to ruin Ariel’s life in order to take the crown from her father, King Triton. Being bad has never looked as good as it does on this depraved diva.

The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series


The Joker from 'Batman the Animated Series'

“You just toddle on back to your mundane, meaningless little life, and when I need you, I’ll call. Fair? Good? Great! I’ll be in touch.”  

While all the other animated villains on this list come from movies, there’s a TV villain that had to be included. The Joker is one of the most iconic comic book villains of all time, and each iteration of The Clown Prince of Crime provides a new reason as to why. The brilliant Batman: The Animated Series version from the ’90s is no exception, with Mr. J being voiced by the iconic Mark Hamill. Not only was the Joker intent on turning Gotham City into his own petrifying playground, but he takes great pleasure in every moment of torture he brings to others, including his faithful sidekick, Harley Quinn. That’s because not even a beautiful woman can take the Joker’s eyes off the prize — causing chaos everywhere he goes.

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations


Cruella De Vil from '101 Dalmations'

“My only true love, darling. I live for furs. I worship furs! After all, is there a woman in all this wretched world who doesn’t?”

You don’t have to be a dog lover to know that an obsession with scalping puppies for fur is sick and twisted. But for Cruella De Vil, it’s not just a horrible hobby but an entire way of life. Her name alone contains the words “cruel,” “devil,” and “evil,” but it doesn’t need to be spelled out for us to prove that this woman is wicked to the core. And aside from a penchant for puppy murders, she just barges into people’s homes whenever she pleases, and that is just downright rude.

Oogie Boogie from A Nightmare Before Christmas


Oogie Boogie from 'A Nightmare Before Christmas'

“Mister Oogie Boogie says there’s trouble close at hand. You’d better pay attention now, cause I’m the Boogie Man.”

It would be hard to go through life as a stuffed burlap sack filled with bugs, but that’s no reason to try eating Santa Claus. Oogie Boogie, however, takes great pleasure in putting fear into the hearts of everyone around him. His true passion is gambling, but that also happens to include gambling with the lives of anyone he meets. He has his henchmen bring unsuspecting characters back to his lair in order to torture them before adding them to his Snake and Spider Stew. And that is simply no way to spend the holidays.

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7 Most Frustrating Video Game Enemies in History

Like any form of entertainment, video games have characters we identify with, characters we love, and characters we hate. Those last two categories can often become blurred because while we all support the hero, there’s nothing more exciting than a good villain.

Some of those enemies earn a place in our lives not by being good or memorable, but because they are so annoying that we cringe every time we encounter them. Fill your bag with repels, infrared scopes, and swords and let’s embark on this quest to find the most annoying enemies in video game history.

Regeneradors (Resident Evil 4)


The Regeneradores are ugly, terrifying and can easily kill you if you are not prepared.
The Regeneradores are ugly, terrifying and can easily kill you if you are not prepared.

In a game plagued with disgusting and terrifying enemies, you may think that genetically engineered monsters could be just one more of the same. But these gray nightmares in Resident Evil 4 pack a dark secret. Well, 2-5 dark secrets to be more precise.


The parasites inside the Regeneradores seen using the Infrared Scope.
The parasites inside the Regeneradores seen using the Infrared Scope.

Turns out that to kill the Regeneradors you have to use an infrared scope and locate 2-5 really small parasites inside their bodies and shoot them. Every other damage inflicted can be easily regenerated, including shooting their limbs off.

Besides, you always encounter them in small spaces and you have to kill them super fast. All while protecting Ashley and dodging their attacks. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Skeleton Wheel/Wheel Skeletons (Dark Souls)


If hell actually exists, it is plagued with these things.
If hell exists, it is plagued with these things.

Skeleton Wheels are a great example of annoying enemies that are necessary. I assume that the idea behind them was to teach you to be a hunter: silent, deadly, and fast. Because if you’re not, then you are just in for some constant disappointment.

Dark Souls is a punishing game, but come on, fast enemies that attack in packs and break your guard (no matter what you do) causing you to be staggered, even if you are equipped to prevent this? These are just plain unfair, even by Dark Souls standards.

These nasties, who first appeared in the first Dark Souls game, are ready to group up and run down anyone foolhardy enough to drop off the cliffs in the Catacombs. By rolling into you, their rapid attacks would deplete your stamina and effectively stunlock you. We enjoyed a brief respite before they snuck into a side area in Dark Souls III.

Pole Vaulting Zombie (Plants vs. Zombies)


These guys are a nightmare in the early levels of PVZ.
These guys are a nightmare in the early levels of ‘PvZ.’

For gamers like me who place all of our plants symmetrically, the pole vaulting zombie in Plants vs Zombies was a nightmare. He usually jumped over your first line of defense, leaving whatever was behind completely helpless.

This is where most of us started to freak out because you had to hurriedly put some plant there. And if you already used all of your last resource plants like the Cherry Bomb, it meant some poor sunflower had to suffer a slow and agonizing death, or worse, you got a game over screen. Definitely an annoying and frustrating nightmare.

Malboro (Final Fantasy)


You eventually learn to dread those two words.
You eventually learn to dread those two words.

Malboros are dreaded by almost every Final Fantasy fan, and not just because of them being strange and ugly-looking creatures, but rather because of their signature attack — Bad Breath. These two simple words mean that one of your party members is going to be afflicted with most, if not all, possible status ailments in the game.

If you weren’t properly prepared to deal with status ailments, you can easily see how a single Malboro wipes out your entire party. Because these creatures don’t only inflict status ailments, after they’ve done so, they proceed to relentlessly attack your party.

To add insult to the injury, Malboros often have a decent amount of HP and are also kind of heavy-hitters. A round of applause for the FF character creators.

Creepers (Minecraft)


These things are silent, deadly, and destructive.
These things are silent, deadly, and destructive.

Minecraft was a phenomenon that most gamers didn’t understand at first. But once you got the hang of it and started to enjoy the freedom of its open world, everyone did the same: build a house.

So you spent hours farming for the materials needed to create your dream house and when you finally stepped back to admire your polygonal architectural prowess, you suddenly hear that hissing sound. And voilà! Just like that, hours of your life are lost because one of those green hell-spawns decided to spawn close to you. Thank you so much, Markus.

Monks/Missionaries (Age of Empires II)


Their praying fx was one of the most dreaded sounds in AOEII.
Their praying fx was one of the most dreaded sounds in ‘AOEII.’

The Monks and Missionaries were very interesting units in Age of Empires II because they introduced a very cool mechanic: converting enemy units so they instantly became part of your army. A bit overkill, but so far so good, right? No! The thing is, developers also added a healing function transforming the Monks into one of the most powerful (and overpowered) support units in the entire game.

Monks are sneaky, cheap to create, hard to counter, and, in great numbers, capable of converting entire villages. You knew you were screwed when your precious (and very expensive) Trebuchets, Elephants, and War Wagons suddenly faced an army of monks because when they started to pray, there was no turning back.

Zubats (Pokémon)


Your final Pokémon is about to faint? It would be a shame if you couldn't scape...
Your final Pokémon is about to faint? It would be a shame if you couldn’t escape…

Caves in Pokémon games are often really dark and full of wild Pokémon. Literally, every step you take has a 50/50 chance of triggering an encounter. That could be great if you got to meet lots of different Pokémon. However, caves feature mostly one Pokémon: the Zubat.

These non-menacing looking bats have one prominent ability: Supersonic. This is a non-elemental attack that confuses your Pokémon leaving them with a 50% chance of causing themselves damage instead of attacking the other Pokémon.

Pair that with the fact that escaping isn’t guaranteed and you are in for a frustrating encounter where if your luck runs out, a single Zubat can whip your entire party.

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Grey’s Anatomy season finales are always emotional roller coasters. Whether the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial are dealing with plane crashes, active shooters, or the death of a beloved patient (RIP Denny) there is always some big twist that leaves fans clamoring for the next season. This year’s finale was no different, but it also had added importance because it marked the final episode of Dr. April Kepner and Dr. Arizona Robbins.

The finale also (finally) featured the wedding of Alex and Jo. But this is Grey’s Anatomy and a wedding can never go off without a hitch. The couple almost missing their own wedding wasn’t even the craziest part of the episode. Here we take a look at the most shocking moments from “All of Me”.

April’s New Mission


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After surviving her near death experience in last week’s episode, fans were wondering just how April would leave the show. It comes as shock that April has merely chosen to leave her job as a trauma surgeon. Instead of saving lives in a hospital, she is now providing medical care for the homeless. It’s the perfect sendoff for her character. April has been defined by her faith and desire to do good in the world. While it would have been incredibly emotional to see her die, it’s a wonderful surprise that Grey’s has allowed April to survive and go out with such an amazing legacy. It was also great getting to see her jump into action and save a life in the field (with a pinwheel!) one last time.

Miranda Decides to De-Stress


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After her heart attack this season, Bailey has had a new outlook on life. Despite Webber‘s praise of her as a leader, she decides it’s time to take a break from her duties as Chief and focus on her research and surgeries. She is finally taking some much needed time for herself and putting her own health first. However, her decision to hire Teddy to take over for her in the interim is sure to ruffle some feathers.

Double Wedding


Grey's Anatomy Wedding

April planned the perfect wedding for Jo and Alex, but thanks to an emergency surgery, the couple getting trapped in a barn, and a mix up in directions to the location, plans had to be changed. However, all her work was not in vain. Despite being left at the alter by April once before, Matthew decides he wants to try again. The couple got married right then and there, which gave April her happy ending and a new shot at love.

At the same time Jo and Alex have their own perfect wedding. The couple was married in a ceremony performed by Meredith on the all important ferry. It was an emotional moment, further cementing Meredith’s bond with Alex that has extended to now include Jo. Cue the tears.

A Happy Ending For #Calzona?


Grey's Anatomy Arizona

April might not be the the only one getting her happy ending. Arizona may have to leave her friends and the career she loves to move to New York, but she may have someone waiting for her once she arrives. Callie is single now and the two have been trading texts that make Arizona smile. Callie seems to share this feeling, sending a message saying she can’t wait to see Arizona. Despite all the hardships and heartbreak the couple has been through, this hint that there could be happiness again is a nice way to celebrate the groundbreaking couple and leave fans with hope for their future.

Teddy is Pregnant?!?


Grey's Anatomy Teddy

Of course just when Amelia and Owen were settling into their life as a little family and Amelia was getting ready to confess her feelings for him, Teddy returns. And it looks like she may have some BIG news to share. It appears as though Teddy is pregnant. Why else would she come back to Seattle if not to tell Owen about their baby? Owen has always wanted to be a father and is the king of doing the right thing so this is sure to change things drastically. Poor Amelia.

There is already plenty of drama to look forward to when Grey’s Anatomy returns for its 15th (!) season this Fall.

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The most intriguing Cinco de Mayo trivia you should definitely know before celebrating this year


The most intriguing Cinco de Mayo trivia you should definitely know before celebrating this year

For many people, May 5th represents Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexican heritage. However, despite its popularity in the U.S., the holiday is largely misunderstood, and unfortunately, often leads to significant cultural appropriation. That’s why it’s crucial to learn the basics of Cinco de Mayo if you’re going to be partaking in the festivities — along with some solid Cinco de Mayo trivia, of course.

And we know — research can be daunting. Which is exactly why we’ve gathered some of the most important and interesting Cinco de Mayo trivia for your knowledge-loving brain to absorb. Not only will you be better informed after perusing the below, but you might just wow a friend or two as you celebrate the day. So, like, double win.

Read on for knowledge!

1. Cinco de Mayo is not a day to celebrate Mexican independence.

Many people believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence. However, the holiday actually celebrates Mexico’s victory over France during the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. The French army was much larger but the Mexican people stood their ground in Puebla, and won. While the French eventually did overtake the city, it’s still considered a victory.

2. Cinco de Mayo started in the U.S. in the 1960s.

Some might wonder how this Mexican celebration of victory over the French made its way to the United States. In the 1960s, Chicano activists began to raise more awareness about Cinco de Mayo because they could identify with the victory of indigenous Mexicans. They felt that the Battle of Puebla was a good way to celebrate Mexican heritage, and so it began.

3. There’s an American Civil War tie-in.

If it weren’t for victory at the Battle of Puebla, France may have helped the South during the American Civil War, which could have completely changed the outcome.

4. President Roosevelt made the holiday more popular in the U.S.

In 1933, Roosevelt enacted the “Good Neighbor Policy,” which was supposed to improve relations with Latin American countries. Cinco de Mayo became an essential way to connect the two different cultures.

5. Cinco de Mayo isn’t considered a big holiday in Mexico.

While the day is widely recognized in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo isn’t  considered a federal holiday in Mexico, and celebrations are relatively small compared to those in the United States.

6. The largest Cinco de Mayo event in the WORLD  happens in L.A.

That’s right — Los Angeles! The Festival de Fiesta Broadway is the world’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration. More than 600,000 people celebrate annually. Two other significant festivals are held in Denver, Colorado and St Paul, Minnesota.

7. The city of Puebla has the largest celebration in Mexico.

While Cinco de Mayo may not be incredibly popular in Mexico, it’s still an important day in the city of Puebla, which is where the historic battle took place.

8. Celebrations in Mexico are totally different than the U.S-based ones.

While many in the U.S. associate the day with happy hour margaritas and guac, in Puebla, it’s referred to as El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The holiday is celebrated with political speeches, battle re-enactments, parades, and fireworks.

9. Americans consume more than 80 million pounds of avocados on Cindo de Mayo.

It’s no secret that guacamole is the dish to eat in the U.S. on Cinco de Mayo. That adds up to a lot of avocados. In fact, the California Avocado Commission says that Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year.

10. It’s also the day Americans drink the most tequila.

Avocados aren’t the only thing Americans are inhaling on May 5th. It’s also the largest tequila consumption day in the country. Since 2002, U.S. imports of tequila have grown almost 50 percent, and in 2008 alone, more than 10.6 million 9-liter cases of tequila were sold.

11. Tacos are not considered the traditional dish of the day.

Aside from guac and margs, everyone knows that Cinco de Mayo is all about the tacos… right? Wrong. In Puebla, the traditional dish eaten on this holiday is mole poblano. Mole (which is pronounced with an emphasis on the second syllable, like guacamole) was invented in the 17th century, and is a thick sauce made of chocolate, chili peppers, and other spices. It’s traditionally served over turkey legs. So if you want to celebrate Mexican heritage on May 5th, put down the tacos, and go to an authentic restaurant.

12. It’s the 7th largest holiday for the U.S. beer industry.

Tequila and avocados aren’t the only items in demand on Cinco de Mayo — so is beer. The beer industry reports almost $ 700 million in beer sales on May 5th.

13. In Vancouver, they celebrate with skydiving boogie.

Vancouver, Canada celebrates the holiday with a tradition called a “skydiving boogie,” which involves aerial acrobatics and an annual air show. Sounds pretty interesting.

Try to keep this Cinco de Mayo trivia in mind when you celebrate this year. The holiday is more special when we understand its context and history.

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If you live in one of these places, you live in three of the most diverse cities in America: Jersey City, NJ; Houston, and New York. That ranking is from a new report from WalletHub, a personal finance and credit website. Jersey City is the most diverse city in the country with New York City and Houston; the 2nd and 3rd most diverse.

The other most cities on the top 10 list of most diverse cities in America (in descending order) are:

Silver Spring, Maryland

Dallas, Texas

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Los Angeles, California

Germantown, Maryland

Long Beach, California

Arlington, Texas

The study looked at five key diversity factors for cities to determine rankings: socioeconomic diversity; cultural diversity; economic diversity; household diversity; and religious diversity. A city’s population, number of educated residents, and age of residents were some of the other weighing factors in the rankings.

WalletHub also asked several diversity experts to provide insight on the pros and cons of living in a very diverse city.

“Job opportunities,” was one of the benefits cited by Hilary Green, an associate professor of history in the department of gender and race studies, at the University of Alabama.

“Second, there is an increased quality of life through schools, jobs, green spaces, and cultural events,” stated Green. She said there are no cons to living in a diverse city, “except if the city structure does not embrace the diversity of its populace and [in] providing services and housing for all.”

Shari L. Parks, vice president for strategic initiatives at the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA) in Baltimore said, “Historically, racial and ethnic diversity has been tied to economic growth as people moved from monolithic communities to work in industrial places in the city.” Parks also commented, “Diversity drives innovation.”

However, “forced assimilation is very unhealthy for any community,” cautions Chiquita Howard-Bostic, chair of the department of sociology and geography and associate professor of sociology at Shepard University.

“When one expects another person to merge their cultural identity and divorce their own, there are a series of psychological and emotional events that follow,” says Howard-Bostic. She says “the pace for progress can never be predetermined.”

On the flip side, WalletHub also ranked the least diverse cities in America. They are, in descending order:

Huntington, West Virginia

Morgantown, West Virginia

Lewiston, Idaho

Kalispell, Montana

Barre, Vermont

Keene, New Hampshire

Rochester, New Hampshire

Orem, Utah

Provo, Utah

Bangor, Maine

Other key findings from the study:

  • Badger, Alaska, has the highest income diversity, which is 2.7 times higher than in Youngstown, Ohio, the city with the lowest.
  • Oakland, California, has the highest racial and ethnic diversity, which is four times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest.
  • Thornton, Colorado, has the highest industry diversity, which is 2.7 times higher than in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the city with the lowest.
  • Hobbs, New Mexico, has the highest occupational diversity, which is 2.6 times higher than in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the city with the lowest.

 

See how your city ranks by viewing the entire list of rankings; read more expert analysis; and key findings from the report at WalletHub.

 

 

 

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These are the world’s most hipster neighborhoods, apparently

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Beards, tattoos, man buns and coffee art galore, the world is slowly being taken over by hipsters.

But some areas of the world are much more hipster-populous than others, new research has shown. MoveHub has published a list of the top 50 hipster cities in the world, calculated by a ‘Hipster Index.’

While the majority of the top 20 are US cities, Brighton and Hove has been ranked as the most hipster place in the world.

‘Because hipsters have such specific tastes like tattoos and artisan coffee and prefer less bustling city locations, we can map themaround the world quite accurately, which is really interesting,’ said Fred O’Brien, who oversaw the research for MoveHub.

‘You would struggle to find any other group that changes cities at the rate that hipsters do – once a city has been chosen as a trendy area, the hipsters bring in all sorts of new independent businesses and this injection of consumers can really transform these cities.’

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The world’s most hipster cities

1. Brighton and Hove, UK

2. Portland, USA

3. Salt Lake City, USA

4. Seattle, USA

5. Lisbon, Portugal

6. Fort Lauderdale, USA

7. Miami, USA

8. Orlando, USA

9. Helsinki, Finland

10. Spokane, USA

11. Tampa, USA

12. Eugene, USA

13. Minneapolis, USA

14. Atlanta, USA

15. San Francisco, USA

16. Rochester, USA

17. Bordeaux, France

18. Pittsburgh, USA

19. Las Vegas, USA

20. Richmond, USA

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Most Credit Card Companies Will Get Rid Of Your Fees If You Simply Ask

It’s easy to get rid of credit card fees. All you have to do is simply ask, according to a new CreditCards.com report. The terms of one’s credit card, which most people do not read, may be in black and white, but the newly released survey found that those terms aren’t set in stone. Looking to reverse a late fee, increase your credit limit, reduce your interest rate or even skip paying an annual fee, the survey found that when one asks, the credit card company is highly likely to say yes.

The report found that 84% of major credit card holders who asked for a late fee waiver were successful the most recent time they requested and 56% who asked for a lower interest rate got one. Seventy percent of participants in the survey were able to get an annual fee lowered or eliminated.

“The competition for credit card customers among banks has been increasing, and that puts customers in a stronger negotiating position,” says Alex Johnson, director of solution marketing at FICO. “The lesson is, it never hurts to ask. The worst thing that can happen is they say ‘no.’”

So Why Aren’t More People Asking:

Simply put, lack of knowledge, the survey found. For one, many just don’t know that it’s an option. The survey of 1,589 adults in the U.S. found that 60% of cardholders have requested at least one of the listed perks. Only 43% of credit card holders have asked for a higher credit limit.

The most popular request was for an increase in credit limit; the request for an annual fee waiver, the rarest request, was requested by just 18% of the participants.

Millennials Are More Likely To Be Affected:

Compared to other generations in the survey, millennials and Gen Xers had the highest percentages saying they weren’t aware that they could ask for each type of request.

About 1 in 3 millennials who didn’t ask for an interest rate reduction said they didn’t know that they could make such requests, while 1 in 5 said the same thing about a credit limit increase.

The survey found that millennials and Gen Xers are especially likely to be in the dark. Compared to other generations, they had the highest percentages saying they didn’t know they could ask for each type of request. While baby boomers and members of the silent generation in the survey said they didn’t ask because they were happy with the terms of their cards.

Poll findings:

The poll surveyed 1,589 adults in the United States who currently are credit card holders. They were asked if they ever attempted to reach out to their card issuer to either waive or reduce a card’s annual fee, reverse a late payment fee, lower a credit card’s interest rate or raise a card’s credit limit. The number of cardholders who make such requests is small, even though the survey shows that when you ask, you have a good chance of getting what you want.

The survey found that:

85% who asked received a higher credit limit.
84% who asked got a late fee waived.
70% who asked had an annual fee waived or lowered.
56% who asked got a lower interest rate (APR).

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Degrassi’s 5 Most Dramatic Couples

The Degrassi franchise has been entertaining viewers since the ’70s with its Kids of Degrassi Street series and has touched the lives of many teens and adults alike. A stand out feature of every iteration of the show is the couples and the dramas they face growing up together. These are five of the most dramatic teen couples from Degrassi: The Next Generation until the current season.

Zaya – Zig Novak and Maya Matlin


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Zig and Maya.

It’s hard to think of a more dramatic Degrassi couple than Zig Novak and Maya Matlin. They were the “will they won’t they” couple of their era. It was a constant struggle of friendship and romance since the day Zig and Maya met and they can’t seem to exist without each other.

After Zig’s mother kicked him out of the house, Mrs. Matlin allowed Zig to move in but only under one condition: that nothing goes on between him and Maya. However, one evening the two began to play fight around the kitchen. They locked eyes before kissing each other with Mrs. Matlin narrowly catching them as she walked in. They proceeded to sneak kisses during the night as not to get caught by Mrs. Matlin, lest Zig be kicked back onto the street.

Cranny – Manny Santos and Craig Manning


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Craig and Manny in Season 6.

Craig and Manny were one of the series’ staple couples until they called it quits for good in Season 6. Manny was immediately smitten with the school heartthrob when he arrived at Degrassi in Season 2, yet they didn’t start seeing each other seriously until Season 3. Although, serious isn’t exactly how many would describe this time in their relationship. The problem was that Craig was dating Ashley at the same time he began seeing Manny.

This secret tryst started when Manny caught Craig after a recent argument with Ashley. Manny, still carrying a torch for Craig, gave him a sympathetic ear and the two slept together in Craig’s garage starting their affair. Things would soon blow up in Craig’s face during the holidays when Ashley found out about Manny. He received a punch in the face from his girlfriend for his infidelity. Craig decided to choose Ashley over Manny, breaking Manny’s heart.

 

Drianca – Drew Torres and Bianca DeSousa


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Drew and Bianca after Anson’s murder.

Since they began seeing each other in Season 10, Drianca has been one of the stand-out couples of their era. They were a couple that, for a time, seemed like they could go the distance. Drew and Bianca had overcome so much together, from the murder of an ex and a school shooting to getting engaged while still in high school.

One of Drianca’s most dramatic moments took place during the two-part Season 11 premiere, “Boom Boom Pow.” When Bianca ran into her abusive ex in an alley one evening, he was aggressive and harassing her. Drew came to the rescue and a scuffle broke out. Bianca, trying to protect the love of her life, picked up a brick and hit her ex in the back of the head, killing him. This set off an intense string of events that culminated in a prom shooting. But through it all, Bianca and Drew did everything they could to protect each other.

Unfortunately, when Bianca started her new life in university, she decided that she’d outgrown the relationship. After everything they’d been through as a couple, it’s too bad that they didn’t end their time on the show with each other.

Semma – Sean Cameron and Emma Nelson


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Sean and Emma after getting back together.

It’s hard to think about Degrassi: The Next Generation and not think about Emma Nelson. It’s even harder to think about Emma and not think about her main love interest, Sean Cameron. The high school sweethearts seem to be on almost every fan’s top couples list. But here we’re going to focus on their penchant for drama.

After moving back to his hometown of Wasaga Beach, Sean was missing for an entire season until he returned in Season 6 with a plan for his future as a mechanic. But before he could do that, he had to see his one true love, Emma. Even though she was seeing Peter at the time, the two couldn’t stay apart for long. So they picked up right where they left off from Season 3 and their legendary romance continued. That was until Sean was caught with drugs in his locker and was sent to prison. However, it was all a lie that Peter concocted to get Sean out of the picture.

Eclare – Eli Goldsworthy and Clare Edwards


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Clare and Eli in Season 10.

Both Eli and Clare have enough issues on their own. But as a couple, they brought most of the on-screen drama that weaved its way in and out of Degrassi. Eclare carried one of the longest ongoing storylines in the form of their on-and-off relationship. One of the most dramatic, but also the saddest event in their relationship was the loss of their unborn son.

At first, Clare didn’t think the baby was Eli’s and instead thought it was Drew’s after their brief fling. She soon discovered that wasn’t the case and that she was further along than she thought. But, she was reluctant to tell Eli due to his previous issues controlling his emotions, though she soon revealed the truth. Unfortunately, during a prenatal check-up, they discovered that there was no heartbeat and that their baby had passed away in the womb. Doctors also told Clare that she would have to carry it to term and deliver regardless. Being pregnant brought Eli and Clare back together as a couple, but losing their child brought them together as partners.

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The most underrated spots in the world you absolutely need to visit

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When it comes to choosing your next vacation destination, it can often be easier to revisit a place you love, or head to the main tourist destinations. But instead of being caught in this trap, why not explore the rest of the world? Especially the ones that remain unnoticed by the tourist industry. If you need some inspiration, here are some places in the world that are underrated, but are well worth a visit.

Bolivia

Nestled in between the popular countries of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru, Bolivia remains relatively unnoticed and underrated. Just like it’s neighboring countries, Bolivia boasts incredible landscapes. With rolling hills, the largest salt flats in the world, fiery volcanoes and blood-red lakes, there’s so much to see and do. Sure, you don’t get the beaches of Brazil or Peru’s Machu Picchu, but this country offers so much more. And if you’re really brave, you could even try and navigate Yungas Road, the ‘world’s most dangerous road.’

Zhangjiajie, China

If you’ve ever watched Avatar and wondered what a real-life Pandora would look like, you just need to travel to Zhangjiajie. This National Park is nestled in south-central China and was the inspiration for the land of Pandora. With an incredible sub-tropical climate, lakes, waterfalls, rainforests and stunning rock faces and structures, it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. The population of Zhangjiajie is split into three different ethnic groups, and the surrounding areas are rife with culture, food, festivals, and varied clothing and architecture.

The Philippines

With over 7,000 islands to its name, you’ll never find another country like The Philippines. Located in the Western Pacific, the beaches here are second to none, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. But the Philippines doesn’t just have amazing beaches. Manila, the capital city, is full to the brim with history and culture, complete with churches, walled cities and ruined military prisons. As if this wasn’t enough, the country also has beautiful Chocolate Hills, Rice Terraces, National Parks and Volcanoes to visit.

Mozambique

When it comes to holiday destinations, Mozambique is probably not at the top of your list. But it should be. The East African country sits along the Indian Ocean and boasts some of the most beautiful coastline and beaches in the world. With over 2,500 kilometers of white sand and secluded beaches, you won’t find it hard to find the perfect relaxing spot. Because of its turquoise sea, Mozambique is quickly becoming one of the most popular diving spots, with its clear sea and multitude of wildlife. The history of this country has been plagued with war and conflict, and although it is safe to visit now, the remnants of these troubles still live on in their architecture, traditional arts, and music.

Newfoundland, Canada

Newfoundland is one of the many hidden gems in the world and is the kind of place that feels stuck in time. With its colorful, quaint towns, fishing villages and little pubs, the province is full of character. It is set on some rugged terrain, which is what makes it so beautiful. With rock faces, mountains, icebergs, national parks and farms, this place has everything you could need. Because of this, Newfoundland is rife with wildlife, including the world’s largest population of Humpback Whales.

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Saving for college is kind of like dieting—it’s something you should do, but it’s oh, so hard. Like many difficult tasks, saving for college may be best done with the advice of an expert.

Northwestern Mutual, the life insurance company, recently conducted a study of African American parents to learn how they save for college. The insurer learned that African American parents do the following:

  • Work side jobs to earn money that is earmarked for saving
  • Start relatively early—before their child is 10
  • Solicit savings help from grandparents and others

Unfortunately, fully 35% of black parents plan to rely on loans to fund some portion of their child’s college education costs.

I spoke with Francisca Brown, Northwestern Mutual director of African American market strategy, to learn more.

“Sixteen percent of African American parents were saving for college using a 529 plan,” Brown told me. “But, 13% were using money market accounts or certificates of deposit.”

Brown suggests that African American parents come out ahead if they work with a financial planner who can guide them to the best vehicles for saving.

“African American families don’t talk about money,” Brown says, echoing a sentiment I’ve heard before. So how can black parents effectively save when money is a taboo subject?

“You can do it right, structure a plan,” Brown says, by working with a financial planner. Northwestern Mutual financial planners do not charge a fee; they earn money by their commissions on the financial products they sell you.

But doesn’t that incentivize them to sell products that the client doesn’t need? Brown says no.

“It has to be about the client and the client’s needs.” Northwestern Mutual is a major life insurance company that would discipline advisers who didn’t act in the client’s best interests.

Some Northwestern Mutual financial advisers offer services in churches or through Jack and Jill, an African American family and social organization.

“We want to help African Americans learn about financial tools, the basics of saving, financial institutions and banking, and life insurance policies,” Brown says. “Our advisers meet the client where they are and grow with the client.”

Some steps advisers use to work with clients:

  1. Asking questions to see where clients are financially
  2. Helping them with legacy planning
  3. Developing a unique plan that suits the client’s needs
  4. Informing clients of their options
  5. Making sure clients are protected

“With the right plan in place,” Brown says, “it is possible to save for college and still meet other financial goals.”

To learn more about Northwestern Mutual, visit its website.

The post Most Black Parents Begin Saving for College Before Their Child Is 10 Years Old appeared first on Black Enterprise.

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Millie Bobby Brown Is TIME’s Youngest 100 Most Influential People Honoree Ever  

TIME Magazine released its annual “100 Most Influential People” list for 2018 on Thursday morning, and it features a record-breaking number of young people and women.

Of the 100 honorees, 45 are women, and 45 are under the age of 40. This year’s list also features the youngest designee ever: 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown.

The young actress shows that influence knows no age.

Not only has the Stranger Things star earned her spot due to her outstanding portrayal of “Eleven on her Netflix show, but she has participated in her fair share of activism. While accepting her 2018 Kids’ Choice Award, Brown honored the March for Our Lives organizers and Parkland victims through her speech and outfit. She wore a shirt that listed the names of all 17 victims on the back.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul wrote her tribute in TIME, saying that the young actress is wise beyond her years. He raves about what it was like to meet Brown for the first time, taking her to an ice cream shop because he thought it was the most age-appropriate location. Once he met her, however, he realized that she was more than the child she looked like on the outside.

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“She may have been 12 in years (when I met her), but her spirit and mind were timeless,” he writes. “It was like speaking to a future mentor with a perspective and groundedness that I could only have dreamed of at that age.”

He believes that her acting chops come from her intense empathetic connection to others. “She somehow understands the human experience as if she has lived it for a thousand years. I’m proud to know her,” says Paul, 38.

Brown has a long influential career ahead of her, and it seems the young star is just getting started.


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Two media companies are seeking one of the most sweeping legal orders we’ve seen yet from an Australian court, in an effort to reduce the use of paid pirate IPTV services.

The two motions are being brought by a Hong Kong-based TV firm and Australia’s Roadshow Films, ComputerWorld reports, and they’re trying to shut down pirated IPTV services, normally delivered via Android TV boxes that are cheaply available with software that provides a cable-esque experience without actually paying for channels.

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Another Harry Potter Landmark: At $68 Million, the Most Expensive Broadway Nonmusical Play Ever

In a sign of high expectations for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the producers and theater owners spent lavishly, even paying Cirque du Soleil to clear out of the space.
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Fewer dental cavities found in young people, but minorities still most at risk

The percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in 2016, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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The Best Celeb Coachella Outfits, Ranked From Least “Coachella” to Most

As they do each April, Hollywood has descended upon the desert for the annual Coachella music festival, and they aren’t holding back, sartorially speaking. Between the festival itself (we’re ready for you, Beyoncé), #RevolveFestival, and a slew of other fashion parties, there are a lot of celebrity Coachella outfits to be seen. To make things a little more interesting, as we add to the roundup, we’re ranking each outfit from least “Coachella” to most (think crochet, fringe, and big round sunglasses). So if you want to see which celebrities at Coachella went for the full-on bohemian look at this year’s festival, you’ll want to keep scrolling to the end. 

To find out where best-dressed It girls like Emily Ratajkowski, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Bella Hadid landed on the list, keep reading! (And we’ll be adding to the list as weekend one progresses, so keep checking back.)

WHO: Paris Hilton. WEAR: Rachel Zoe Suzette Lace Mini Dress ($ 395).  At The Zoe Report’s ZOEasis.
WHO: Emily Ratajkowski. WEAR: LPA Tie Front Jumpsuit in Mixed Gingham ($ 198). At the #REVOLVEfestival Welcome Reception.
WHO: Whitney Port. WEAR: Rachel Zoe blazer; Alice and Olivia Salome Open-Neck Palm Tree Silk Blouse ($ 350); Marni Contrast Stripe Trunk Bag ($ 2280).  At The Zoe Report’s ZOEasis.
WHO: Nicole Richie. WEAR: House of Harlow x Revolve Taylor Dress ($ 178); Buji Baja bag; Alaïa sandals. At the Revolve x Nicole Richie House of Harlow x Urban Decay Lunch.
WHO: Olivia Culpo. At the Revolve x Nicole Richie House of Harlow x Urban Decay Lunch.
WHO: Shay Mitchell. At the Revolve and Shay Mitchell pool party.
WHO: Aimee Song. WEAR: House of Harlow x Revolve skirt. At the Revolve x Nicole Richie House of Harlow x Urban Decay Lunch.

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The Secrets of Instagram’s Most Famous Dogs

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When you first meet Winston, you would not guess that this 6-year-old Corgi who loves to play fetch and eat his favorite treats is different from any other dog.

Aside from his playful demeanor and his handsome smile, Winston is actually a growing celebrity icon on Instagram, with a following of over 200K on Instagram.

“Honestly, I was quite perplexed,” Tina Kim, Winston’s owner, said to The Daily Beast while she was playing fetch with him in her Manhattan apartment. “It turned into a business that we totally did not anticipate. If I have to be honest, my husband and I are little bit overwhelmed just because social media is not our usual space.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.