‘Insecure,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Take Top Honors at Guild of Music Supervisor Awards

The 8th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards was “the Season Kent and Kier Lehman show,” according to GMS president Thomas Golubic, acknowledging the multiple trophy winners at the group’s Thursday night ceremony at the ACE Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Following a rousing opening number by U.K. rock band Yungblud, Kent took the first award of […]

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Kaiser Permanente Attains Perfect Score on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

For the 12th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has earned a 100 percent score in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index survey, which is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. As part of this national benchmarking survey and report, which evaluates corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace policies, HRC named Kaiser Permanente a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“We are proud of our long history of diversity and inclusion and we are grateful for the HRC’s recognition of our continuing work to provide the highest levels of opportunity and support to the LGBTQ community,” said Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. We recognize the value of diversity, inclusion and equity in allowing us to best serve and meet the needs of our employees, patients and communities. Kaiser Permanente stands strong in our commitment to equity and inclusion for all.”

Now in its 16th year, the Corporate Equality Index report scores businesses on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, employment benefits, competency programs, public engagement on LGBTQ equity and responsible citizenship. The HRC also recognized Kaiser Permanente earlier this year for its efforts around LGBTQ health care equality, awarding the organization leadership status in the HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index 2017 report.

“Recognition by the HRC is a reflection of Kaiser Permanente’s core values,” said Edward Ellison, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation and executive medical director and chairman of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “As physicians, we are privileged to serve our LGBTQ patients and families to address their comprehensive health care needs. We aspire to create a compassionate, accepting, sensitive and caring work environment where LGBTQ nurses, physicians and staff can provide best-in-class care. This designation as a Best Place to Work is truly an honor.”

By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. It is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

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Thanks to ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ Is the Show Tune of the Year

It’s not often that we get two movie musicals opening in wide release in one week, and they could hardly be a greater study in contrasts. “The Greatest Showman” is an old-school tuner that brought in estimable stage-and-screen songwriters for an all-original song score that’s meant to convey the emotions of the characters and send […]

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review: Sequel Has Lots of Laughs But Hits Few High Notes

Pitch Perfect 3 is being touted as the Bellas’ farewell tour, and the musical film franchise ends on a few nostalgic high notes.

However, a ridiculous plot and underdeveloped characters keep it from being a hit.

After winning the world championships in Pitch Perfect 2, the spotlight on the collegiate a cappella group has faded. The Bellas have gone their separate ways and struggling to make it in the real world: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a music producer, Chloe (Brittany Snow) is pursuing a veterinary career, and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is still, well, a rebel.

The Bellas are invited to a reunion event, where they reconnect with Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), who is still a student at Barden. After reminiscing over their past glories, the Bellas agree to perform in an overseas USO tour, thanks to Aubrey’s (Anna Camp) military connections (her father is a general).


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The Bellas reunite for a USO tour across Europe.

This is where the plot goes from the unbelievable to the ridiculous.

A-ca Awful Plot

For some inexplicable reason, DJ Khaled (playing himself in a role that he could’ve shot in one day) pits the four tour acts against each other. There’s the Ruby Rose-fronted girl rockband, unfortunately named Evermoist. There are also country and hip-hop acts, and each demonstrates their ability in an Autotune-heavy “riff off,” a staple of the film franchise.

It’s one of more memorable musical moments in the film, as each group tries to top each other.

A secondary plotline involves Fat Amy and her gangster father Fergus (John Lithgow with an Australian accent). Fergus tries to win back his daughter (and her $ 180 million inheritance) through love, and later, more aggressive means. James Bond-esque antics ensue (choreographed perfectly to Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) as the plot goes off worse than a bad American Idol audition.


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John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks unnecessarily reprise their roles.

It’s entertaining but silly. Sadly, there’s little character development, and we don’t learn more about the Bellas than we did in the beginning of the film (except for the fact that Amy is apparently a black belt). And the Khaled name-drops get tiresome.

There are still some nostalgic touches that fans will appreciate. The Bellas perform Sia, the artist that originally led Beca to the group in the first film. Fans finally learn why Lilly (Hana Mae Lee) speaks so softly. And there’s a running joke about ancillary Bellas Jessica (Kelley Jakle) and Ashley (Shelley Regner) that delivers lots of laughs.

Mercifully, foreign exchange student Flo’s (Chrissie Fit) stereotypical statements are kept to a minimum, but Cynthia-Rose (the supremely talented Ester Dean) and Stacie (Ashley Knapp) are underused, the latter written out of the group to allow Steinfeld to have a spot. As with previous films, Wilson steals the spotlight with her one-liners and physical humor.

Is Pitch Perfect 3 Good?

Stick around for the laughs, a nice nod to George Michael (who died one year ago), and a montage during the credits, but don’t expect this farewell tour to get extended.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens in theaters on December 22 in the U.S.

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When you think about Hawaii, you probably picture white sands, beautiful water, leis, grass skirts and ultimate relaxation – and you wouldn’t be wrong! For many people, Hawaii is on the travel bucket list, although planning the perfect Hawaiian vacation can feel a little overwhelming. Here is everything you need to know about planning your adventure!

Where are you going?

It’s not enough to simply say you want to go to Hawaii, as there are four main islands that make up Hawaii and they are all slightly different. Oahu is the most tourist focussed as it is where you will find Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki and the famous north shore, so if you want to see the recognizable parts of Hawaii, this is the island for you.

Maui

Maui is also known as the “Honeymooner’s Isle” as it is a more natural, chilled island which is perfect for hanging out by the pool, snorkeling or playing golf with your new husband or wife. You will find Maui a little quieter, which is perfect for alone time; however you will be sacrificing a lot of amazing, popular sites for that, so it is a case of balance.

Kauai

If you need to get away from it all and relax to the max, you need to head to Kauai. Somehow even prettier than the other islands, it is the oldest and really embodies that Hawaiian vibe. There is plenty to see, including Hanalei Bay, Napali Coast, and Waimea Canyon, but tas Kauai is all about lazy, peacefulness, don’t rush to see it all at once!

Big Island

Big Island is just known as Hawaii, and it is the biggest of the four. Explore an active volcano, one of the black and green beaches and stand beneath a stunning waterfall. There is so much to see on Big Island that the sheer thought of it can be quite daunting for tourists, but for those brave enough to give it a chance, it certainly rewards them!

Island Hopping

If you simply can’t choose, you could split your time between more than one island; however, they are further apart than you may think, so flying is the only way! This can be quite pricey and time intensive (if you factor in TSA process etc) for such a short distance so avoid day trips and make sure you get the most out of your visit by staying at least three days.

When should you go?

The most popular time to visit Hawaii, is November to April, with an extra rush across Christmas and New Years, when it is incredibly busy and expensive, so you might want to avoid Christmas on the beach in Waikiki! Hawaii is relatively rainy and somewhat cooler in the winter, with Maui and the Big Island having the most pronounced seasons so do be aware of this. Between October and May you can spot the humpback whales around Maui, so if this is something you want to see, we would recommend the prime season of February.

Top tips

Even if you are a total beach bum, do not book a beach resort where you won’t want to leave the resort – Hawaii is too amazing for that, and there is so much more to see, even if you are a beach lover. Rent a car if you can as you will be able to explore so much further, much more comfortable. Pre-book any tours and excursions that you want to do as these will book up pretty fast! With a place like Hawaii, it pays to have even just a rough outline of an itinerary.

Hawaii is an incredible place to visit, and you will not regret booking a vacation to one of its wonderful islands.

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When Pitch Perfect hit theaters five years ago it was riding a wave of singing-related TV shows, YouTubers doing Acapella covers and mined the vein of raucous comedies with feisty female comedies but it still felt fresh. Pitch Perfect 2 tweaked and expanded the elements of the first film, added some new faces but it still worked well enough and felt like a progression. Pitch Perfect 3 has many of the same components from the first two films but plays around with the formula too much and hits too many bum notes.

Straight out of the gate this third film feels different. The opening scene starts off familiar enough and then lurches in an unfamiliar and totally uncharacteristic direction. Cue a swift rewind by a few weeks to explain how the Bellas found themselves in that situation. They’re now living in the big wide world trying, but mostly failing, to keep it together and hold down jobs. They get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour to make some music but, as we find out very quickly via leaden exposition, they are traveling with extra baggage — the emotional kind.

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Taylor Swift Can’t Stop Wearing This Perfect Winter Shoe Trend

While her new album has been toppling sales records, Taylor Swift has been busy promoting it with a slew of performances and appearances. Although she’s worn everything from bomber jackets to sequined dresses, all of her recent looks have one common element: combat boots. Since debuting Reputation, Swift has worn the trend with nearly every single outfit, both on stage and off.

So what does her covetable boot collection consist of? Most recently, she wore the Fendi Logo Biker Boots ($ 1150) for a performance in London this weekend, though she’s worn versions by Michael Kors and Prada for other outings. If these looks are any indication, we think we know exactly what to expect for her upcoming stadium tour costumes: a lot more combat boots.

Read on to see how Taylor Swift has styled combat boots with five different outfits.

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On Swift: Jessica Jones custom hoodie and shorts; Louboutin boots 

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Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé Join Forces For Remix Of “Perfect” [LISTEN]

Ed Sheeran‘s big 2017 was somewhat overshadowed by him getting snubbed by the Grammy Awards, but that hasn’t slowed the soaring success of his latest album, Divide. The English singer and songwriter teamed up with Beyoncé for a remix of his “Perfect” single, with the Houston superstar taking over the second verse while the original opening lines remain intact.

The track is the fourth single from Divide, which is stylized using the math function symbol. The album’s global appeal has essentially made it possible that every single released from the record was positioned to blow up and that has been true for the single even before Queen Bey added her vocals to the remix.

The remix for Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” featuring Beyoncé can be heard below.c

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The Perfect African American Road Trip

Holiday time means time to hit the road, something that isn’t a necessarily stressful thing for African Americans according to a new report.

For black America, the perfect road trip lasts for six hours, was one of the findings from research conducted by Chevrolet and Harris Poll. Many African Americans also said that they had fond memories of road trips taken with their families as children. In fact, 99% of African American parents said they enjoyed road trips.

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Some other interesting tidbits about African American road trip preferences:

 

  • 86% said their favorite way to pass time during car travel is by listening to music with their family.
  • 81% said talking was a good way to pass time.
  • 52% preferred watching or listening to a movie or TV show to pass time.

Almost all of the survey respondents said that spending time with family was their favorite part of a road trip. Next was exploring and stopping at attractions along the way, and many stated that just “unplugging from daily life” is what made road trips so fun.

African Americans also like to travel in style—those surveyed preferred conducting their road trips in an SUV—with many preferring a large SUV with three rows. Parents also emphasized the importance of in-vehicle technology such as infotainment systems and in-vehicle Wi-Fi—features becoming more commonplace in automobiles.

By the way, the survey also revealed that Moms are more stressed about keeping kids busy and entertained during a road trip than Dads. Maybe that’s because 75% of those surveyed said Dads did the driving; only 31% of Moms drive.

Parents also bring plenty of electronic toys. Families bring along an average of 6.6 devices on family road trips, (yes, we don’t know what .6 of a device is, either).

 

 

 

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Interview: Kenneth Branagh on Finding the Perfect Mustache for ‘Murder on the Orient Express”

“It all happened at the same time because the playing of the part was so linked to how I felt it could be directed,” Kenneth Branagh told Fandango about both directing and starring in a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express.

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We love to travel and see the world. There’s something about getting on a plane and getting that stamp in the passport that does it for us. Exploring and experiencing new cultures and different ways of life is really great, and important for enriching the soul. However, the one thing we could do without is the crowds; they seriously are the worst part of being a tourist.

Visiting remarkable countries and stunning destinations is amazing, but you don’t always want to be dealing with the crowds of annoying people – usually other tourists! So, you can either risk it in a busy place, and try to get out and about when it’s less busy, or you can visit somewhere perfect for those who hate crowds. These places tend not to be too busy, and have plenty of calmer and more serene areas where you can focus on enjoying your vacation – here are a few of the best.

Upolo, Samoa

If you’ve never been to Samoa, you’re in for a real treat, and this is the best way of experiencing it. Far from the madding crowds, the tropical paradise of Upolo is one of the most amazing in the world. You can enjoy the perfect tropical paradise free from the constraints of crowds of noisy and irritating people! This blissful destination is unheard of by so many, and that’s the perfect thing to take advantage of. But, make sure you take advantage of this remarkable place right now before people wise up!

Oregon Coast, Oregon, United States

We bet you had no idea the US was tailor-made for those who hate crowds, and still want to have an amazing vacation or travel experience. The Pacific Northwest is still one of the most stunningly beautiful areas in the world, and the Oregon Coast is the perfect encapsulation of this. If you love the outdoors, and you want to lose yourself in the middle of nowhere for a while, this is the most picture perfect place to do that. Hire a cabin in the middle of nowhere, just switch off for a while, and enjoy a more relaxed way of life.

North Shore, Hawaii, United States

Hawaii might not be your go-to place when you consider destinations that are uncrowded, but the North Shore could be just the remedy you need. The more tourist-centric parts of Hawaii are definitely going to be crawling with tourists, however, the North Shore is one of the most beautiful places in the state. It also remains relatively tourist-free most of the time. How amazing would it be to check out one of those stunning golden beaches, absolutely free of people?! That’s just one of the delights of visiting the North Shore.

County Donegal, Ireland

There is so much hidden beauty in Europe, and, if you want a less crowded and more peaceful vacation, head for the Emerald Isle. County Donegal is a land of almost unrivaled beauty, with swirling, sweeping hills, sublime peaks, and sumptuous coastline. Oh, and it helps that they never have too many people here either. You get to enjoy uncrowded pubs, amazing scenery, and some sensational history as well.

Taking a vacation doesn’t have to be a busy, stressful and frantic experience. There is no reason to let stress affect your enjoyment of a vacation, so you must make sure you choose a destination that is perfect for those who hate crowds. The places we’ve listed above are ideal if you want to find a place that’s a little quieter and off the beaten track. Trust us when we say, these destinations are no less enjoyable and stunning just because they’re less crowded.

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For the past week I’ve been staring at an Xbox One X and questioning existence.

OK fine, not just staring. I’ve spent a lot of time playing around with it, too. It makes things like Gears of War 4 and a 4K Blu-ray of Planet Earth II look great on my 4K UHD screen.

Fundamentally, Xbox One X is the same machine that Microsoft released in 2013. It plays the same games, runs the same apps, depends on the same operating system. You can still plug your cable box into it and watch OneGuide magically sync with your local TV listings.

Most of the things you can do look a little better and run a little faster/more efficiently, sure. The actual casing is smaller than the previous iterations, too. It’s a gorgeous $ 500 machine. But Xbox One X is still just an Xbox One. Read more…

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If there’s ever a time you feel like you “have nothing to wear,” it’s when deciding what to wear on a first date. The task of picking out the perfect outfit can be stress-inducing for sure and have you second-guessing your style and hating everything you own. But the best approach to dressing for a date is to relax and be yourself. Especially in the category of coffee date outfits, you want to feel comfortable and confident in whatever you decide to wear. The casual meet-up calls for a stylish ensemble that shows off your personality whether you choose to wear a dress, a skirt, or jeans. There’s no tried-and-true first-date formula, but instead, the best coffee date outfit is one that makes you look and feel your best. We’ve turned to covetable street style looks from our favorite It girls as a catalog of coffee date outfit inspo to get you started.

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How to Throw the Perfect Sophisticated Halloween Party

Growing out of Halloween? Totally not an option! Of course, we all reach a point when we’re tired of the same old trick-or-treating, Casper, candy corn and those weird “eyeballs” that are just peeled grapes.

But you can keep celebrating Halloween even when you start to get a little bit more sophisticated. In fact, Halloween is particularly suited to a certain gothic glamor that lends itself to elegant dinner parties and spooky soirees. You just have to know how to modify your usual traditions to fit the chic new you.

These tips will help you throw a Halloween party that your friends will be talking about all year.

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1. Think gothic, not garish

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Gothic Halloween

You can be creepy and still classy — just look at Morticia Addams’ gothic dream house. Instead of decorating your home and yard with severed limbs, fake blood and screaming, animatronic ghouls, opt for imposing gargoyles (foam ones will do just fine), black lace everything, velvet accents and tarnished candelabras. Now add in your classic fog machine and just a few novelty spiders, and you’ve set a scene worthy of any classic horror film.

2. Upgrade your eats

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Candy corn just won’t cut it if you want to host a truly chic Halloween party. First, you want to make sure you have some savory snacks on hand. Opt for classy finger foods that have a dramatic look about them without being explicitly Halloween-themed — think fig, balsamic and goat cheese crostata, blini with caviar and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.

Next, the candy. Every Halloween party needs candy, but you’ll want to opt for something a little more luxurious than what you got in your trick-or-treating bucket as a kid. Opt for high-quality indulgence. Godiva Masterpieces chocolate goes with the moody, dark decor. You can hand out the individually wrapped chocolates — in Milk Chocolate Caramel Lion of Belgium, Dark Chocolate Ganache Heart or Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Oyster varieties — to your guests as party favors and serve a few of the filled bars on your dessert table. Everyone’s sweet tooth will be satisfied.

3. Set the mood with music

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Music helps set the mood at any party. Ditch the haunted house sound effects CD and put on a new kind of music — classic horror movie film scores. Composers like Bernard Herrmann (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Psycho), Wojciech Kilar (Bram Stoker’s Dracula), and Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride) write instrumental music that will give you goose bumps on the back of your neck without resorting to shrieking banshees or ominous laughter.

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4. Make a dress(-up) code

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No matter how elegant your party setup is, things will feel a little silly if someone shows up in a giant Elmo costume. That’s why themed Halloween parties are so great. You can ask your guests to dress up as debonair vampires, Victorian ghosts, kings and queens — basically, whatever will ensure that the vibe is somewhere along the lines of undead-black-tie-optional with no life-size Grumpy Cats or poop emojis in sight.

5. Keep it simple

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These days, it seems like you can find Halloween decorations in all sorts of colors — orange, purple, lime green, red, black. But put them all together, and things start to look more like a zany carnival than a creepy haunted house.

Instead, pare down your color palette. I like black with one accent color. Even black and gray, too somber for the other 364 days of the year, work perfectly to create a softer spooky mood.

And don’t forget flowers. Monotone arrangements made with black silk flowers, crow feathers and lace keep things sophisticated and more than a little creepy.

With these tips, you’ll experience Halloween in a totally new way. Sure, you’ve outgrown the glow-in-the-dark skeletons, but gourmet chocolate, black lace and classic movie music make for an Oct. 31 even the most sophisticated among us will want to celebrate.

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If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect little black dress—you know, the one that you can wear out at night and during the daytime—Hailey Baldwin has you covered. The simple LBD she wore to Drake’s birthday bash can easily be dressed up for an evening on the town or dressed down with sneakers for a casual day of shopping. And if you’re not quite convinced yet that its versatile nature is reason enough to buy it, just take a look at its price tag. At $ 54, this little black dress from Aussie brand Meshki is a steal.

This isn’t the first time Baldwin has shopped the affordable label. Earlier in September, she was spotted out in a stunning satin little white dress, which she paired with white sneakers. But this time around, the model traded in her LWD for an LBD and her Adidas Stan Smiths were swapped out for a pair of silver, lace-up heels. Styled with just a few simple accessories—hoop earrings, a delicate silver necklace, and a Givenchy satchel—Baldwin proves how simple it is to elevate this affordable wardrobe staple.

Scroll down to see Hailey Baldwin’s little black dress and shop her party look for yourself.

On Hailey Baldwin: Meshki Mia Thin Strap Bodycon Mini Dress ($ 54); Dsquared2 Riri Sandals ($ 1285); Givenchy Micro Nightingale Leather Satchel ($ 1790)

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Erika Sanchez joins MashReads with her lauded debut novel ‘I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter’

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Growing up with strict familial expectations is hard, especially with a seemingly “perfect” older sibling. But if that sibling were to suddenly and tragically pass away, that gulf between yourself and your family could seem impassable. 

That’s the central struggle of Erika Sanchez‘ powerful new novel,  I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

The book follows Julia, who is not the perfect Mexican daughter. That was her sister Olga’s role. Olga didn’t go away to college — she stayed home to take care of their parents, clean the house, and work a part-time job.  Read more…

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So you’re living that no-coffee-table life? Whether it’s by choice or by necessity, going sans coffee table doesn’t have to be a reflection on your space’s limitations, rather, it’s a chance to get creative with the space and budget available to you. Embrace the macro-trend that is minimalism with any one of these space-conscious, DIY-able, alternatives to a bulky coffee table. 

 

Get Crafty With IKEA Parts 

Says this DIY-er, “If you’re faced with an awkward room arrangement that doesn’t allow for side tables, I highly suggest giving a sofa table a try.” She suggests getting crafty and creative with IKEA parts, particularly the IKEA Lack shelf, which comes sanded, stained, and edged.  

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A Rustic Sofa Table 

When we talk about “space” on this blog, more often than not, we’re talking about lack thereof  –but what if you’ve got the opposite problem: too much space. For a spacious living area with not enough furniture to fill it, a rustic sofa table like this one can provide a stylish alternative to pushing your couch flush against a wall. 

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A Side Console 

For something that takes up even less space than the aforementioned two sofa tables, we appreciate the sleek design of this homemade sofa console. This DIY-er constructed his “new favorite piece of furniture” for a mere $ 30.00 – a fraction of the cost of its manufactured counterparts. 

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Visit Houzz for full instructions on how to make this “Side Table With a Novel Twist.” 

 

A Rolling End Table 

This simple, sturdy, and versatile “C table,” courtesy of Ana White, is so cleverly constructed, we can hardly believe it’s homemade! We love this DIY-er’s idea to paint it a vibrant shade of orange, taking it from supplementary to statement. 

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You send ’em and receive ’em every single day, and now they even have their own movie. It’s time to celebrate all your favorite emojis with these adorable — and so easy! — costume ideas. (Before you go, don’t miss our Halloween costumes for couples and last-minute DIY costumes.)

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These hilariously sassy bath bombs are the perfect gift for parents

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Whether you’re searching for an awesome gift for a  friend — or you’re dying for long soak in the tub yourself — I’ve got the perfect pick-me-up for tired, parenting souls. These sassy bath bombs from from Whisky River Soap Company will make you giggle while enjoying some well-earned alone time.

At first glance, the colorful, scented orbs may seem like your run-of-the-mill bath bombs. But a closer look reveals something magical. Like the What Kids? bath bomb, which “smells like a locked door.” (Apparently, the scent is “like wine straight from the bottle.”) Its description reads:

“Don’t get me wrong, kids, of COURSE I love you. I mean, I created you! You’re the reason I get out of bed every morning (not usually by choice) and you’re the lights of my life! But for the love of Pinot Grigio, can you just give me one single half hour of complete silence?”

A. Freaking. Men! Give me a dozen of these, pronto.

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Parents who work outside of the home — or any parent who is counting down the days until the weekend — might be able to relate to It’s Only Fricken’ Tuesday. This gem “smells like slowly dying.”

Or, perhaps this creamsicle-scented bath bomb is up your alley. It’s called Zero Fucks and it “smells like you have zero left to give.”

Description: “We hear you. You’re so over it you can’t even. This newly-concocted bad attitude is just what the doctor ordered! Plus, none of us really liked it when you were just a simple, caring, average Joe. So kudos to you! Even though you couldn’t give a F. We know. None to give.”

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The FML bath bomb is one to save for those super-special weeks of hell. You know, when all of your kids are home sick and puking, or your minivan gets a flat tire on the way to school drop-off, and you just want to crawl into a hole. This bad boy is “margarita pool scented or something like that.”

Description: “It’s been a bad day, week, month, year … life. Oh well. There’s really nothing like hanging out in a margarita-infused tub to fix virtually everything. And as you know, there’s no wrong way to use a margarita pool.”

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If bath bombs aren’t your thing, these scents also come in bars of soap. In fact, I have a feeling this soap for Okay Moms speaks to many of us. It “smells like truth. And wine. Probably a lot of wine.”

Description: “Congratulations. You’re the world’s okayest mom! I’d get you a mug except I swore off giving gifts years ago when one person from high school forgot to publicly wish me a “happy birthday” on Facebook and destroyed my love of holidays forever. But let’s face it, perfect moms are the absolute worst, what with their spotless car seats, healthy and organic snacks packed neatly in recyclable containers, and quick-draw first aid kits. Okay moms are where you want to live: sippy cup wine, the five-second rule, and loads and loads of naps.”

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(There’s even a soap for dad bods, too!)

At $ 8.95 a pop, these hilarious bath bombs/soaps seem like the perfect gifts for the parent-friends in your life. Or, they could serve as an indulgent splurge for you. I’m actually one of those shower-only weirdos — and I’m still eyeing the What Kids? bath bomb. I don’t even care if they smell good; I just like the idea of a soap that gets me.

FYI, there are plenty of oddly-named-but-relatable options for all sorts of people —  even if you’re not a caregiver to a tiny human: Soap for Awkward Moments, Day Drinking, Dirty Minds, Grammar Police, Hot Messes, Introverts and more. You’re welcome.

What do you think of these bath bombs? Which one speaks to you at the moment?

Images by Whisky Rive Soap Company

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Bethany Hamilton Tests Kelly Slater’s Perfect Wave Pool

Bethany Hamilton has a truly amazing story, and she’s been pushing her abilities and the limits of surfing ever since!

At the age of 13 years old, she lost her arm to a shark. Bethany’s story of courage and perseverance to continue surfing made a global impact on the world. Professional surfer and 11-time world champ Kelly Slater was among the many inspired by Hamilton. After the creation of his ‘perfect wave pool’, he slowly started to exclusively invite friends, family, and professional surfers to his Surf Ranch.

As you can see, it was a treat for Kelly to have Bethany, her husband Adam and their son Tobias over to test out the perfect wave pool!

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11 Foundations Perfect For Dark Skin Tones

Finding a foundation for darker skin tones can be challenging. No one wants to look ashy or gray and sometimes the colors are just not deep enough to match our Alek Wek or Ajak Deng type beauties. Don’t worry, #TeamBeautiful has you covered. We have 11 foundations (many which we have tried!) that are perfect for women with deeper melanin. Let us know your personal favorites in the comment section!

 


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Couples who choose to have their love celebration far away from home, meaning that they have to travel to their wedding destination, go down a different road when it comes to planning. While it sounds exotic and like a unique way to start your life together as a married couple, throwing a destination wedding can be a quite stressful journey. Take all the stress that is already involved in putting up this big (or small) ceremony and now think about what it’s like to set up a wedding party in a land far far away.

Thankfully, these days, there’s pretty much an app for anything. When it comes to the world of weddings and wedding planning in particular, you won’t believe the amount of information there’s out there. After all, there’s a little bit of everything when it comes to this great operation: design, creativity, food, logistics and of course, love. So if you’ve ever said to yourself, ‘ I wonder if there’s an app for this,’ then the answer is probably ‘yes.’ From hotel bookings to finding the perfect wedding planner, here are five apps that will help you two lovebirds in cases you decided to tie the knot away from home.

LadyMarry Wedding Planner:

This free app is actually a great one for any couple planning a wedding as it really helps you go through the whole planning step-by-step. It will allow you to work and plan in the most organized way, which is crucial when there are so many details involved. The app includes customized checklists, timelines and all the little things you need to remember. There’s also an option to collaborate the lists with your friends, family and wedding vendors, so everyone will be on top of everything. Your dream destination  wedding is just a download click away.

Wedivite:

With Wedivite, your wedding journey starts way before the actual day. With this special app, you and your partner will get to send out your invites, keep track of RSVP’s and share all kind of important information regarding your big day. The bonus – your guests are an active part of your wedding night as they can choose songs that will be part of the playlist and sign the guestbook, the virtual one of course and by that feel a part of your big day.

WeddingMix:

There’s a growing trend in the past years to go nostalgic, quite ironically. It seems like polaroid pictures  are back in the game and vintage dresses are making a comeback. With WeddingMix, your guests will help you make memories from your special day by helping you capture the best and hidden moments. The app will turn the captured images into a video clip that is also shareable of course. It’s a great way to incorporate your guests, even those who couldn’t make it, in your wedding memory.

Skipper:

One of the trickiest things about planning a destination wedding is finding a hotel or a place that will be big enough or good enough to accommodate your traveling guests. While it’s not an app, it’s extremely easy to use their website on your mobile. Skipper will allow you to find the best match for your wedding group to a hotel. Many event planners love to work with Skipper as they get the best rates for room blocking.

Appy Couple:

We have to admit, the name might be a bit corny, but it’s totally worth your time. Planning your wedding has just gotten a whole lot more stylish with Appy Couple. It’s everything planning-related under one chic roof. This virtual  wedding hub will allow you to choose your ‘look n feel’ for your wedding day, communicate with anyone involved in the planning and upload photos from before and after.

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Man looking for lady to conceive next-level perfect eclipse baby

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Ladies, have I got a deal for you: It involves a Craigslist ad, a natural phenomenon, and a total eclipse of the penis with a stranger. Ready?

A recent Craigslist post (now flagged for removal) made by a California man, says he is looking for a woman to conceive a child during the totality eclipse in Oregon.

Whoa, dude.

A screenshot of the Craigslist post

The poster goes on to say, “I am 40 years of age, Caucasian male from Europe. My heritage is strong and pure.

“My looks, instincts, and knowledge and strength is 100% pure and 100% lethal.

“I am looking for a worthy female with strong genes, beauty, and smarts. To join me – to experience the totality eclipse in Oregon.

“Exact place not set.

“If we have chemistry, I would like for us to make love while the eclipse is happening.

“When totality occurs, we will have simultaneous orgasms and conceive a child that will be on the next level of human evolution.

“We will make love together, with me and my penis directed towards the sun. Everything will be aligned in the local universe. Both of our cosmic orgasmic energy will be aligned with the planets.

“In a brief moment of ecstasy, we will understand everything, and together, create a new universe. Full of love…

“You must like cats. Drugs are OK. Nitrous Oxide while we climax and experience totality and conception, is OK with me.”

A toy VW bus painted to look like a hippie "love shack" is photographer in the outdoors.

I assume you’re all still with me and have not rushed off to send in your applications.

First off, I have no problems with trying to conceive a child that will be the next level of human evolution — because I can only assume that would be a Beyoncé mermaid. And I am always in favor of Mer-oncés.

I mean, as long as you’re trying to conceive, you might as well do it with someone who promises 100 percent lethal instincts, 100 percent strength, and likes cats. (I once dated a guy just because he had the soundtrack of “Cats,” and his instincts were only about 37 percent.)

Also these are some dark times. And what happens when it’s dark? You go and find yourself someone who can simultaneously point himself and his penis at the sun. While on nitrous.

Besides, successful conception on the first try AND simultaneous orgasm that will align you with the planets is a pretty sweet deal. Often times, it’s just one or the other.

A night sky with a thin sliver of pink on the horizon and a shooting star

I can only assume the soundtrack will be that Moby song where he murmurs, “No one can stop us now ‘cause we are all made of stars.”

Or Rihanna. (You know, work work work work work work.)

It’ll be like a rave meets unicorn poop while groping for a trout with that double rainbow guy.

Here is actual footage of the deed.

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Seriously, though. Who wants to have a baby that is the next level of human evolution? What would that even involve? A lightning-fast infant who can leap over baby gates? Astral projection directly into Chuck E. Cheese? Giving birth to something with wings?

No thank you. Guess what? My child is already The Tiny Dictator Who Shall Be Obeyed. I don’t need a baby who can create a solar storm on a whim or poop out all the knowledge of the universe.

Also, as much as I hate to harsh this dude’s chill buzz, fertilization doesn’t occur instantly at the time of copulation, not even with a partner who is 100 percent lethal. So creating a new universe of love might take up to five days, if it happens at all.

Personally, my eclipse plans are far more tame than roasting a broomstick with Mr. Pure Strength and Virility. I’m going to go outside, wearing the $ 3 eclipse glasses that I bought at 7-11, and hope I don’t burn holes into my eye sockets.

But what if that turns me into a next-level human? Whoa …

What are your eclipse plans?

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Kate Moss collaborated with this Japanese beauty brand on a makeup set that is perfect for everyday wear

It’s not too late to squeeze some end-of-summer travels into your schedule and squeeze every last drop out of the season. But if you need a little inspiration, we’ve gotten word that Kate Moss launched a makeup palette in collaboration with Decorté that is going to make your life much easier when you head out on your adventures.

Has there ever been a person to exist that’s as cool as Kate Moss? She’s in the Hall of Fame (in our hearts) of timeless style icons like Twiggy, Jane Birkin, and Edie Sedgwick. Say what you will about fashion in the late ’90s, but she helped usher in an entire era of style. So who better to create a makeup palette than a woman who has traveled the world as a style legend?

The Decorté Kate Moss Favorites Set is available later this month exclusively at Saks for $ 190.

We’ve seen quite a few face palettes in our day, but this one seriously includes everything you could possibly need. It’s a full face of makeup in one convenient little package. It includes eye, brow, and lip products. There are four hydrating matte lip colors in a range of reds and pinks, six neutral, earthy eyeshadows, three brushes, a brow pencil, a black eyeliner, and a lip pencil.

The Decorté Kate Moss Favorites Set also comes with a beautiful black makeup bag for convenient storage.

The versatility of the shades means that you’ll be able to create countless looks for any number of occasions that may arise.

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a palette that included so many useful goodies, but it doesn’t surprise us in the slightest that goddess Kate Moss would bring them all together into one perfect package.



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Why an unused apartment might be perfect for your next vacation stay

Cities across the country have new, vacant apartment buildings and not enough people to fill them yet — so some enterprising startups are transforming those empty units into short-term rentals that resemble a hybrid of Airbnb and hotels.

New websites aim to provide a hotel experience with Airbnb-style booking

Whyhotel.com furnishes these empty building units and rents them out Airbnb-style until the building finds permanent tenants. The site is not currently open for reservations, but according to the Wall Street Journal, “WhyHotel piloted its concept with 50 empty units in a Pentagon City, Virginia, building owned by Vornado Realty Trust.” The pilot test from January 2017 through May 2017 reportedly went well, so Whyhotel may soon be expanding to your next destination.

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Yourent.com seems to be the most advanced company doing this right now. They have properties available for rent in Miami, Florida, Austin, Texas, and Nashville, Tennessee. The units are designed to look like hotels and have most of the amenities you would find at one.

Pillow.com is another service that’s still in development. The company aims to work with building owners and tenants to safely rent out apartments with fees that both parties can agree to. The company lists the rentals on other sites like Airbnb, VRBO and HomeAway, so you may see more options available through your preferred booking site next time you travel!

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5 perfect places to photograph your kids this summer

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Are you looking to take some great photos this summer? While great pictures can be captured almost anywhere, there are a number of spots that can make for great images this season. You will capture beautiful summer memories that can stay with you forever. Here are some of the best summer photo spots to keep in mind.

The Beach

The beach can make for so many great photographs. You might choose to capture your family building sandcastles or playing in the waves. Another option is to photograph the beach at sunset. You can capture seashells, starfish or names written in the sand. You might take pictures of the pier or get some great shots of the Ferris wheel on the boardwalk. No matter what beach you’re going to this summer, the photo possibilities are endless!

The Zoo

Zoos can make for some fun summer photographs. You might photograph your children enjoying their zoo experience or you might take pictures of the animals that you’ll see during your trip! Monkeys, tigers, prairie dogs, and other zoo animals can all make for great photo opportunities. Many zoos also have plant life you can take beautiful photos of.

National Parks

Although national parks can make for great photographs at any time of year, summer may be the time you choose to visit them. Whether you take pictures of the bison in Yellowstone National Park or the beautiful mountains in Rocky Mountain National Park, you’ll be sure to capture some beautiful shots!

Amusement Parks

If you want to capture some great photos of your family this summer, an amusement park (or a fair or carnival) can be a great place to do it. There’s nothing more magical than capturing your child spinning to their heart’s content on Teacups or laughing as they make their way down a water slide. You can get some really awesome action shots in there.

Your Backyard

While it might not seem like the most exciting spot to take pictures, great photos can be captured in your own backyard! If your backyard is home to wildlife, you might consider taking photos as any animals make their way into your yard. It can also be a lot of fun to take photos of any plants or flowers that you may have growing in your garden. Even the simplest activity – such as your kids blowing bubbles or using chalk on the sidewalks – can make for memorable photos.

These are just some ideas for the best summer photo spots! No matter where you choose to take pictures, you’ll be bound to get some great shots that you’ll cherish for years to come!

Where Is your favorite place to photograph your little ones?

And for more tips on photographing your family,  check out my blog Cherish365.

Jennifer Borget is a domestically-challenged part-time journalist, and a full-time mom. She’s a photographer and storyteller challenging families to cherish and make the most of every day on at Cherish365.com To catch more of her motherhood journey, follow @JenniferBorget on Instagram and join her #Cherish365 community on Facebook.

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5 Perfect Valentine’s Day Getaways and the Gifts to Go With Them

Heart-shaped boxes of waxy chocolate don’t exactly scream “I put thought into this gift.” Turn an otherwise sappy, greeting-card holiday into a weekend you’ll both remember by planning a quick trip that nods to who she is and what she enjoys. Here are five escapades she’ll love (along with a few presents to make it extra memorable).

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Simone Biles Has the Perfect Response After an Online Hater Called Her a Bad Role Model for Going on Vacation

Five-time Olympic Medalist Simone Biles blasted an online hater who attacked her for posting a picture of herself lounging with a beverage on Instagram.

On Saturday, the gymnast shared a selfie of herself holding a cup with “Hawaii” written on the outside. “Resting beach face,” Biles cheekily captioned the seemingly innocent snap.

However, there was one user who was apparently very bothered by the photo.

“Seems like u have partied non stop for a year #trash #unfollow #suckya—rolemodel,” the user wrote in the comments.

“Talk to me when you train for 14 years and earn 5 Olympic medals. I think kids would say otherwise. My year off is well deserved!  Take a couple seats,” Biles wrote in response.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Olympian also shared screenshots of her clap-back on Twitter, writing, “Comments like this have me shook. I really wanted to blur her name out so she doesn’t get attention. but it is what it is. #BLOCK” Biles also added a peace sign emoji.

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Biles certainly has earned the right for a year off from work — she took the 2016 Rio Olympics by storm when she earned five medals, four of which were gold. Her spunky smile and unparalleled gymnastic talent soon won over the world and she became a must-watch athlete for many viewers — as well as cementing her status as America’s Sweetheart.

After Rio, Biles went on to compete in Dancing with the Stars alongside pro dancer Sasha Farber earlier this year. She finished in fourth place after she was controversially voted off in the week before finals

 


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Lifelong Packers Fan Had The Perfect Reason To Take His Wife’s Last Name

The stars certainly aligned when lifelong Green Bay Packers fan Ryan Holtan-Murphy met his future wife, Marie Packer. 

A self-described diehard fan, Holtan-Murphy has been obsessed with the football team since before he could even walk. So when it came time to say “I do,” Holtan-Murphy knew there was one decision he didn’t need to think twice about. His Packers pride would become part of his identity once and for all.

“Honestly it was never even a decision!” Ryan said of taking his bride’s last name. “I love her and love the Packers, so it was a no-brainer. Marie very graciously agreed!”

“Marie’s family is bemused but happy to let me join the party,” he continued. “My family lives in Wisconsin and is completely unsurprised.”

Writing over email from his honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, Ryan recalled the couple’s June 17 nuptials in Chicago, Illinois, which included some key Packers-related details. The groom surprised his bride with a green and gold suit and other decorative accents.

“Marie knew about some of the Packers decorations, but had no idea about the Packers suit,” he said. “I wasn’t sure she’d agree to go through with it if she knew. We also referenced the team in our vows: ’I promise to be a good teammate, just like the other Packers…” 

The team hasn’t reached out to the couple, though Miller Lite, the Green Bay Packers’ official beer sponsor, sent some beverages to the wedding and the newlyweds’ home. They also gave the pair two tickets to every Packers home game this season.

Check out more photos from the wedding by JPP Studios below. 

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Rihanna Posts Perfect Response To All That Body-Shaming Nonsense

Rihanna isn’t here for your body-shaming. 

On Monday, the “Work” singer posted a meme on Instagram that seemed to be a response to a Barstool Sports article published last week that asked, “Is Rihanna Going To Make Being Fat the Hot New Trend?” 

Clearly, RiRi was having none of it. The meme she shared features two images of rapper Gucci Mane at different weights.

“If you can’t handle me at me 2007 Gucci Mane, you don’t deserve me at my 2016 Gucci Mane,” it reads. The singer accompanied the meme with a single-tear emoji. 

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Nailed it. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that anyone who criticizes Rihanna’s body at any point doesn’t deserve her at all.

The offending article has since been removed from Barstool’s website for, essentially, not being funny enough. (Note: Body-shaming is never funny. How many times do we need to say this?) The article’s author also took it upon himself to complain about others not liking his story, saying he was being “cyberbullied.”

“If you’re gonna blog about Rihanna gaining weight you better be funny as f**k and you better make it bullet proof,” Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy said in a statement. He noted that if he or one one of his other bloggers had written the story, he would “defend it to the death.” 

How about just never writing a story about Rihanna’s ― or anyone else’s ― body at all? 

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