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Tiger Woods Gets a Kiss From Girlfriend As He Wins First Golf Tournament in Five Years: Pic

Winners are grinners. Tiger Woods raised his arms in celebration as he won his first golf tournament in five years on Sunday, September 23, and scored a kiss from his girlfriend, Erica Herman.

The champ, 42, placed first at the 2018 Tour Championship in Atlanta — his 80th PGA title — after leading the field all weekend. It was his first win since 2013 and after several back surgeries, and the moment wasn’t lost on him, or the crowd, which cheered in excitement and loudly chanted his name.

“I had a hard time not crying coming up on that last hole,” he told the Golf Channel.

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Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Erica Herman celebrate after the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

Later, as he was presented with the Calamity Jane trophy, Woods admitted he had teared up as he lined up his final shot and said, “I can’t believe I’ve pulled this off.”

Another emotional moment came after he played his winning shot and he headed to the clubhouse. He was greeted by his girlfriend, who wrapped her arms around him for a long hug followed by a kiss. He could be heard thanking Herman and saying “love you” before their liplock.

USA Today reports that Herman is the general manager of Woods’ restaurant in Jupiter, Florida, and the pair have been dating since October. They were previously spotted sharing a kiss as he went to turn in his scorecard after a PGA Championship tournament in August.

She was also seen watching Wood play alongside his kids, Sam and Charlie, with ex-wife Elin Nordegren in July. Woods and Nordegren split in 2009 after reports emerged that he had been having affairs with several women. He subsequently sought treatment for sex addiction.

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From run-ins with famous friends to getting pulled over by the cops, this is Riverdale actress Cami Mendes’ New York Fashion Week video diary. 

 A Monday off from work isn’t typical for actress Camila Mendes—at least not in September. “We shoot #Riverdale nine months out of the year,” she tells ELLE.com. But when the actress who plays Manhattan fashionista Veronica Lodge was presented with the opportunity to attend her first ever New York Fashion Week, Mendes made it work. If only for two days, she was heading to NYC to take in the shows.

First up? Prabal Gurung. Excited for her “Kendall Jenner moment,” the actress went with a red turtleneck and pink trousers, making the most of her debut. 

On day two, she managed to squeeze in an appearance at a 12:00 p.m. Zimmermann show, before jetting off to the airport to make her 4 p.m. flight back to Vancouver—and back to the “no red lipstick rule” her character Veronica Lodge abides by.

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A lesson from Florence, A seasonal sipper, and stylized vengeance.

It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch up your weekend, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.

 

READ: It would seem this is no longer fiction. Mostly.

1984

Perhaps you haven’t read this book since high school. Maybe you simply haven’t read it. No matter. Reading it in the context of what is happening in our society today is, not to be an alarmist, alarming. This is not hyperbole. This is where we are at.

 

WATCH: Bad-ass vengeance in a super fun action flick.

Yes, it is preposterous in places. And that’s just fine. Because UPGRADE is a suspend-your-tendency-to-find-fault-with the details kind of movie. The action is well executed. The movie looks grimy and pristine at the same time. Did I mention vengeance? Because, yeah. And then some.

 

SIP: Go with the Fox and skip the Frog.*

Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Tea

Do you ever get excited about tea? I know. I KNOW. It’s the best, right? Alright. I’m overreacting, I get it. But I love this tea. And depending on where you are, the season to enjoy it has arrived. It isn’t overwhelming. It features all the flavors of fall (and then some). It won’t keep you up all night. And it is great hot or iced. I’m not going to say that I’m drinking it now but I totally am.

 

PREPARE: Hurricane Florence has a lessen for us all.

As you may have noticed, I am a Johnstone. Clan Johnstone, officially. And our motto? Nunquam Non Paratus. Never Unprepared. Today I admit that I am a terrible Johnstone. Watching the heartbreaking footage of the aftermath of Hurricane Florence has reminded me that I am, in fact, currently unprepared. Don’t be like me. This site will give you clear instructions for what to include. You can also find them pre-assembled on line and in brick and mortar retailers. As for me, I’m going to use this bag for my go bag. Preparation has to start somewhere, right?

 

LISTEN: Haters gonna hate but LDR just dropped a great new song.

For those of you who prefer to rock, Joe and I have lined up some playlist-worthy new music for you coming next week. In the meantime, Lana Del Rey is sharing songs from her upcoming album Norman Fucking Rockwell and I am reminded about all the things I’ve appreciated about her since her first single. Jack Antonoff (fun./Bleachers) has produced the new project and that combination has yielded at least one great song. “Mariners Apartment Complex” is terrific. It brings all the feels; it is atmospheric and psychedelic, draped in strings and tweaked guitars with hippy-angel layered backing vocals and lyrics that connect. I’m digging everything about this.

*with all due apologies to my favorite frog ever, but yeah, this stuff’s better.

Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related. He’s currently undergoing a Tim Improvement Project™ (Version 4.0) and he understands that peanut butter protein granola by the handful is not going to do him any favors.


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Happy Friday! Before we dive in to the harder news, please join me in enjoying this story about scientists dosing a shy breed of octopus with ecstasy to see if the animal became cuddly and friendly while high. (I swear, it relates to health care: More studies are evaluating psychedelic drugs as outside-the-box treatments, especially for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.)

Now, here’s what else you may have missed:

Senators were busy bees this week on the Hill. In a rare bipartisan feat, the upper chamber passed a sweeping opioids package … but there’s some fine print. Lawmakers still have to iron out the (harder, more controversial) differences between the Senate and House versions of the legislation, and they probably won’t do that work until November — conveniently, after midterms. Until then, they have a talking point!

And you know that “doughnut hole” change (which forces drugmakers to pay more for medication used by Medicare beneficiaries) that pharma hates and has been pestering lawmakers about for ages? Congress might tuck a measure rolling that back into the opioid package.

The Associated Press: GOP, Dems Unite Behind Senate Bill Fighting Addictive Drugs

Stat: GOP Lawmakers Seeking to Use Opioids Bill to Deliver Drug Industry Major Victory

It’s not all roses for drugmakers, though: A Senate-passed bill would ban “gag clauses,” which currently keep pharmacists from talking to consumers about lower-cost options.

Stat: Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban ‘Gag Clauses’ Limiting Disclosures on Drug Prices

In a sharp divergence from the budget spectacles of years past, the Senate quietly OK’d a measure to avert a government shutdown. The measure included a big, 5 percent boost to the National Institutes of Health, which was the fourth-straight significant increase for the agency.

The Associated Press: Senate Backs Bill to Avert Shutdown, Boost Military Spending

There’s a real fear out there that we’re all one bad accident away from financial ruin. A bipartisan group of senators wants to protect patients from that worry with its proposed measure on surprise bills, otherwise known as “balance billing.” (Bonus: Check out the KHN story that Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy cited in his announcement.)

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As the news continues to evolve over the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, here’s a health tidbit you might have missed if you didn’t scan all the way to the bottom of today’s stories. Gov. Bill Walker of Alaska, an independent, and his lieutenant governor, Byron Mallott, both came out against Kavanaugh’s nomination — not because of the accusations, but because they’re worried he’s going to jeopardize Medicaid coverage. It will be interesting to see if that’s enough to sway Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican, who is being watched closely as a possible swing vote.

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Attorney general races are rarely the belles of the ball when it comes to elections. But as more of them use their position to try to check President Donald Trump’s policies (especially ones chipping away at the health law), the campaigns are drawing more eyes.

Politico: Obamacare Lawsuit Boosts Democrats in State AG Races

Preexisting conditions have been a bomb Republicans have been trying to defuse for weeks on the campaign trail, but even GOP strategists call it a losing battle. “What you have to do at this point is duck and cover,” said one in Politico’s coverage.

Politico: Republicans ‘Duck and Cover’ on Pre-Existing Conditions


A new, more detailed report has emerged of the slow-moving medical catastrophe that was Hurricane Maria. It’s also a grim insight into why counting a death toll becomes so complicated.

The Associated Press: Maria’s Death Toll Climbed Long After Rain Stopped

Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched into why two mentally ill women who were seeking care were taken from a safe hospital and driven into Florence’s floodwaters, where they both drowned.

The New York Times: They Were Seeking Mental Health Care. Instead They Drowned in a Sheriff’s Van.


In the miscellaneous, must-read file for the week:

  • The U.S. is the most dangerous place to have a baby in the developed world, yet states are doing little to address the issue. And the ones that are, often blame the moms.

USA Today: Maternal Deaths: What States Aren’t Doing to Save New Mothers’ Lives

  • We’re on the precipice of some amazing breakthroughs for cancer treatments, yet Native Americans and black patients are missing out because they’re underrepresented in clinical trials.

ProPublica/Stat: Black Patients Are Being Left Out of Clinical Trials for New Cancer Therapies

  • Personal health aides can be a lifeline for elderly patients. Inviting a stranger into your home, though, is inherently risky and there’s few regulations that exist to weed out predators.

Boston Globe: Stranger in the House

  • And a fascinating Alzheimer’s treatment called “reminiscence therapy” has seen success overseas and is gaining traction here. Check out this one facility that recreated a 1950s town square, complete with Buddy Holly on the jukebox and an old-fashioned diner.

The Wall Street Journal: To Help Alzheimer’s Patients, A Care Center Re-Creates The 1950s


As a newsroom that has a dedicated chocolate drawer and sweet treats brought in by colleagues a few times a week, this article on employers cutting down on sugary snacks sparked a bit of a debate here. To ban or not to ban, that is the question of the week.

Have a great weekend!

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How Comic Book Costumes Make the Transition from Page to Screen

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a superhero costume on screen? It’s a lot more involved than you might think. It’s not just a case of copying the comic book illustrations. In fact, the two are often poles apart. And while a costume designer working on a superhero movie will look at the evolution of the costume on the page, it’s a very small part of bringing the costume to the screen.

For the comic book artists, it’s unlikely they’re thinking much further ahead than the blank page they have to fill. Artist Alan Davis has been prominent in the field for more than 30 years. He’s worked for both DC and Marvel, and for him, it’s about keeping things simple.

Making Life Easy for 22 Pages


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Batman's ears look just about the right size, but as for Catwoman's nose…

“Where we differ from film is that with a real-life costume, you can make it as detailed as you want and film it from every angle. I’ve got to draw it and I don’t want to draw every detail so simplicity is usually one of the things I consider,” says Davis.

The artist, who has worked on 2000AD; X-Men, Avengers and Fantastic Four titles for Marvel; and DC’s flagship Detective Comics among others, adds “I don’t think [a director or costume designer is] going to care what I’ve done. They’re going to want to do something that’s going to make a good toy. I’m worried about my considerations, which are that I’ve got to draw it for 22 pages so it needs to be something I can draw quickly and economically. They’re looking at something that’s going to be flashy so it’s completely different.”

But does Davis find he has to stick to a set of limitations? Either because of the iconic nature of a character on the comic book page or because a certain style of artwork is considered ‘sacred’?

“Oh without a doubt,” he says with no hesitation. “Yeah, the first criticism I got was: ‘Make Batman’s ears smaller’. That I’d made them too big. It was: ‘Make Batman’s ears smaller and make women’s noses smaller’. Those were the two criticisms I got on my first job. I was drawing women with real-sized noses. It didn’t go down well at all.”

Wonder Woman Challenges


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Lynda Carter's iconic Wonder Woman costume with Michael Wilkinson's modern version from Batman v Superman in the background at London's DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes.

For costume designer Lindy Hemming, who worked on the Dark Knight trilogy with Christopher Nolan and Wonder Woman with Patty Jenkins, the route to finished design and beyond is far more involved and labour intensive. And that’s despite the fact that on Wonder Woman, she had a previous screen design to work from.

Lindy explains, “The great thing about designing the Wonder Woman costumes was, and you can’t imagine how liberating it is, that they had already had Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman. So I had a kind of backstory to fall back on. I wasn’t falling back on Lynda Carter twirling, I was falling back on [costume designer] Michael Wilkinson and Batman v Superman. So my challenges to bring it from the script to the screen were to try to create a world for the Amazon women which somehow keyed into the end result. Which is that Wonder Woman takes this costume and leaves the island of Themyscira and goes off into the world.”

Integrating Wonder Woman Into the Real World


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One of Wonder Woman's most memorable scenes.

Hemming continues: “So all of the costumes for the island of Themyscira needed to somehow, design-wise, make sense with this costume. Instead of it being a standalone thing that comes from nowhere and is only originating from [Lynda Carter’s 1970s] cloth costume, it came from some logical armour.

“My other challenges in this film were to bring the worlds which she then goes to save, or help with — which was the First World War — to make it feel as absolutely real and horrible and muddy and dirty … so that when you see her in her superhero costume you accept it as more real and more believable because the world she’s entering is a real and believable world. That’s the sort of juxtaposition which you can say you want to do, and you can only know if it works when you watch it happening in the film.”

It’s probably safe to say it works – and the swathes of people who went to see the film will most likely agree.

Ancient History + Comic Book Art = Screen Design


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Wonder Woman concept art.

Although Lindy admits to taking inspiration from the pages of the comic books, she points out that what Alan Davis and other artists like him do is a “different discipline.” When she’s designing for a film, Lindy’s process is all-encompassing.

“You must look at everything,” says the Oscar winner, who’s worked on everything from Harry Potter to James Bond. “I looked at ancient Greece, I looked at ancient Thrace, all these places and then I also looked at the way… the people drawing the comic book art had obviously looked at the same things, and [I looked at] how they’d interpreted them. So, you’re every day allowing yourself a bit of leeway when you design things because you look to see what the [comic book artists] did and how [what you do] will be acceptable to the fans. You think: ‘Would they believe this, would I believe it if I saw it? So you do look back at the comics.

“Every day we work with concept artists and illustrators. So every day we’re handing over our stuff to them. But that’s a different process really. I don’t actually think [comic book artists would] be that interested to talk [to us]. It’s a different discipline, what they do.”

How An Unlikely Rockstar Influenced Heath Ledger’s Joker


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Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight.

One of Lindy’s favourite costumes she’s worked on is Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight. For Lindy, the challenge was conveying why he would have green hair, why his face looks the way it does and why he would wear the clothes he does. She took inspiration from real life ‘dandies’, as she calls them. She cites Keith Richards, Sid Vicious and Malcolm McLaren, as well as one other surprising one-time darling on the UK indie scene, ex of Kate Moss and former Libertines singer Pete Doherty.

They all use or used the look of madness as a method of getting their own way – that’s the conclusion she came to, and that provided the justification she needed. She borrowed ideas from fashion designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen and eventually landed on Ledger’s iconic look. With some input from Christopher Nolan, who was the brains behind the green waistcoat.

Batman’s costume was another, more complicated, matter. With Nolan intent on conveying gravity, and bringing a patina of reality to the character and his story, Hemming had her work cut out.

For Lindy, it was a case of trying to understand who the person that chooses to dress as ‘the Batman’ really was. And that was her springboard. This meant that the costume had to be logical, practical and modern. She took inspiration from the multilayered materials used in the manufacture of Nike trainers, specifically, shoes built for protection, flexibility and lightness. She investigated plastics, meshes and metal meshes as ways to create depth, and she also looked at military gear.

Batman’s cloak, in particular, was a challenge. She rejected Nolan’s suggestion of velvet as a fabric because, although it gave a look similar to the one she was after, it didn’t move in the way she felt the cape should. So she ended up consulting costume designed Graham Churchyard – known for his work on various Marvel and DC films – who suggested flocking kite fabric. Which turned out to be just the ticket.

Building a Leather Library


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Wonder Woman and the Amazons in their Themysciran warrior attire.

And if you’re in any doubt, picking fabrics isn’t simple.

“I have a team of people who go out and I ask them to look — for instance, [for Wonder Woman], I asked them to bring me as many leather samples as I could specify: animal print skins, different textures of leather, different weights of leather,” says Hemming. “I began to make a sort of leather library so that I could use it for the Amazon armour. But also for the Veld, the Belgian village, we were looking for fabrics all over the place that were cottons, that were of the period, so that they looked like they belonged there.”

So how does she come to a final decision?

“So, you sort of make a room of fabrics and you’d have your character pinned on the wall, what you think you’re doing,” Hemming explains. “And then your fabrics, as you choose them, you pin them beside it and so slowly you build up a picture. Maybe the person only has one costume, then you have few fabrics. Or maybe they have ten costumes, so you sort of build your line of what the costume will entail and what you will buy and use for it. Sometimes you’re limited because the costume has to be a multiple costume for a stunt. You’re not able to use the thing you’d like and so what you do then, if you’re lucky enough, you find the perfect example and then you get the fabric printed.”

Next time you watch a superhero movie, think twice before criticising the costumes — if that’s your tendency — now you know the lengths they go to to get them just right. It’s one thing to draw them on the pages of a comic book. Bringing them to life on screen is a completely different thing altogether, involving endless research, countless 2-D and 3-D designs, the meticulous investigation of different materials and fabrics — as well as plenty of other practical considerations too granular to detail here.

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And, here is the other side of the fashion coin: Our worst-dressed selections. I’m delighted to say that this isn’t nearly as long as the other, and some of them are extremely nitpicky. However that also bums me out, because this site was built on fuggery and I secretly am always greedy for more jaw-droppers.
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Take me to the lake: breathtaking lakes from around the world

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There’s something whimsical about a lake that cannot be explained in words, you just have to be there in order to experience the magic. Perhaps it’s the dazzling ripples or the reflections in the water, or perhaps it’s the overall ambiance that’s in the air. It almost seems like people get a certain clarity when they go to the lake for a vacation or just if they want some relaxed time alone. There are millions of lakes around the world from small ponds to large reservoirs, but don’t mistake these for oceans, because these extensive bodies of water hold a certain presence and some might say an undeniable charisma that you can’t help but admire them. We’ve selected 6 of the most breathtaking and stunning lakes from around the world that you just have to visit.


Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous and beautiful lakes in the world and has also been mentioned much in pop culture. With crystal-clear blue waters and the surrounding mountains, this big freshwater lake that is located in Sierra, Nevada is the biggest alpine lake in the northern part of the U.S. The area is also a great tourist attraction for people visiting Nevada and California. In the winter, many people pay a visit to the ski resorts that are found in the area.


Pehoe Lake, Patagonia, Chile

While it might be a long and bumpy road to get to the Chilean lake, it’s definitely worth the ride. Once you arrive at Pehoe Lake in Patagonia, you will experience the magnificence that can only be found in far away places. Located in Torres del Paine National park, this beautiful lake has a neat combination of colors that mostly appear during sunset and sunrise.


Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

It doesn’t really matter where you go to in New Zealand, you are bound to see nothing but stunning, literally out of this world scenery. The magical place called New Zealand holds some of the world’s most magnificent wonder, including Lake Wakatipu, which is the longest lake found in New Zealand. The way the colors change from turquoise to deep blue and vice versa is best viewed from above, so you might want to consider taking a helicopter ride.

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Nope, this is not photoshopped, this is an actual place in Switzerland. The country has an array of breathtaking lakes, but this one in specific caught our attention due to its natural beauty and historic value. The history of the area goes way back to the mid 19th century and in some way it feels like nothing has really changed in the best possible way.

Crater Lake, South Central Oregon

Located in the southern part of Oregon, Crater Lake is hands down the main attraction anyone can find at Crater Lake National Park. It’s mostly famous for the deep blue waters and its clarity. In fact, if you want to see the most spectacular shade of blue, then you must pay a visit to Crater Lake. It’s name originated from the fact that the lake was formed when thousands of years ago the  volcanic Mt. Mazama just collapsed and formed this deep lake.

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Designers at London Fashion Week flooded the British capital with fearless fashion for the Spring 2019 season. The four-and-a-half-day-long schedule of shows and presentations wrapped up on Tuesday, and provided enough highlights to keep critics entertained for months to come. Both big-name …

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This fall, YETI is traveling the country with a film tour to celebrate Tundra’s 10th anniversary, so catch them while they’re in the area! Each event will showcase a selection of never-before-seen YETI films, appearances from an array of our brand ambassadors, and raffles with exclusive YETI prizes to win. Plus, all proceeds will go straight to supporting local nonprofit organizations that share our love for the outdoors. Find cities, dates, and links to buy tickets below.

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09 / 20
THE YOST THEATRE
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NASHVILLE TN
09 / 26
MARATHON MUSIC WORKS
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ATLANTA GA
09 / 28
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8PM
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10 / 03
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7:30PM
SOMERVILLE MA
10 / 10
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ARLINGTON VA
10 / 11
ARLINGTON DRAFTHOUSE
7PM
ORLANDO FL
10 / 18
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AUSTIN TX
11 / 14
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Vontae Davis Retired From the NFL at Halftime. Good for Him.

When Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis took the highly unusual step of ending his NFL career at halftime of Buffalo’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, the predictable rebukes swarmed down on him. One columnist called him “selfish.” Another reporter labeled his decision “an unconscionable act.” Some of his teammates were understandably perturbed. Buffalo linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said Davis’ halftime retirement was “completely disrespectful to this teammates.”

Davis, who started the game for Buffalo, put on his street clothes at the half, and eventually left the stadium during the game. “Today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard,” Davis said in a statement, released after the game, confirming his retirement. “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

By trusting his gut on this one, however, Davis may have done his teammates a service. Too many things can go wrong in football under normal circumstances. If a player is distracted, his mind elsewhere, the consequences could be catastrophic.

Sure, Davis could have just asked out of the game due to its physical toll, and announced his retirement afterwards. Or at least taken a night to sleep on it. But there’s something authentic about Davis having what he termed an “honest moment” with himself, prioritizing his long-term health over his professional football career, and declining to just go through the motions. Davis, a 10-year veteran, was done with football. He knew it. Leave it behind and never look back.

So many people fantasize about saying “take this job and shove it.” Davis got to live that dream. But just because he’s an NFL player, he’s a pariah?

Over the years, NFL coaches, executives, players, media and fans have created a culture that equates professional football with the battlefield. Players with the “warrior mentality” are lionized: you must view your teammates as brothers in arms.

But some perspective is key. Davis didn’t go AWOL. He decided to stop playing a game. He also likely cost himself a hefty payday, as Buffalo can likely recoup most of the $ 5 million Davis was owed this season.

A year after making the playoffs for the first time in nearly two decades, the Bills are back to frustrating Buffalo’s irrationally loyal fans. The Baltimore Ravens wiped them out 47-3 in the season opener; in that game starting Bills QB Nathan Peterman turned in one of the uglier stat lines (5-18, 24 yards, 2 interceptions) you’ll ever see. The team’s now in the hands of promising, but unproven, rookie quarterback Josh Allen. The schedule does Buffalo no favors: the Bills face a couple of tough NFC North teams, the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, over the next two weeks.

Buffalo has bigger problems to worry about than an aging, injured cornerback who wanted out. The Bills needs to move on from Vontae Davis. Just like Vontae Davis moved on from them.

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It’s not the Emmy Awards’ fault, necessarily, but the fact that they fell on a Monday evening during Fashion Month meant they really had to bring it. And as far as the red carpet was concerned, “it” was, indeed, brought. We were pleasantly surprised to see a fair amount of creativity, whimsy and …

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British companies, academics excluded from EU Galileo space project if no-deal Brexit

British companies and academics will be excluded from the future development of the European Union’s Galileo space project if the country leaves the bloc without a deal in March 2019, according to a series of technical notices published on Thursday.


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From Felicity to The Americans: See Keri Russell’s Style Evolution Over the Years

ESC: Keri RussellKeri Russell’s style has only gotten better with time.
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From Spice Girl to fashion icon: How Victoria Beckham built her clothing empire

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

If you’ve been glued to your preferred weather service (as I have) over the past few days watching Hurricane Florence lumber toward the East Coast, you may have missed that it was a fairly huge news week for health. So, let’s get right to it!

President Donald Trump shocked and angered both allies and critics with accusations that the latest death toll from Hurricane Maria was inflated by the Democrats to make him look bad.

Bloomberg: Trump Defies Science With Rejection of Puerto Rico Death Toll

4 Takeaways On Puerto Rico’s Death Toll, In The Wake Of Trump’s Tweet Storm


For the first time since 2010, the decline in the uninsured rate stalled. Some blame the Trump administration’s whacks at the health law, but others say it’s just the marketplace leveling off.

The Washington Post: For First Time Since 2010, America’s Progress on Health Insurance Stalls

The fact that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is using health care while campaigning in a deep-red state that loves Trump shows just how far politics has evolved on the issue. (Even though he’s certainly not mentioning “Obamacare” by name.)

The New York Times: Manchin Counts on Health Care to Stave Off Republican Tide in West Virginia

But a look at tweets on the topic shows it doesn’t matter to Russian trolls which way that popularity pendulum swings — they recognize the health law as a plank sure to sow discord and pit sides against each other.

The Wall Street Journal: Nearly 600 Russia-Linked Accounts Tweeted About the Health Law


Baltimore health commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency room physician with a reputation for fiercely taking on the Trump administration, has been tapped as Planned Parenthood’s next president. Wen brings firsthand experience with the organization as a child of a low-income family.

The New York Times: Planned Parenthood Names Leana Wen, a Doctor, Its New President


More than 4,300 beneficiaries in Arkansas were kicked off the state’s Medicaid rolls after failing to report their required work hours. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson focused on the 1,000 or so residents who have found employment under the new regulations, but critics were quick to point to the number as confirmation of their worst fears that the new fervor for work requirements will lead to a lot of Americans losing insurance.

The Associated Press: Arkansas Drops 4,300 From Medicaid Plan Over New Work Rules


A letter alleging a sexual misconduct incident in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past, which Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has turned over to the FBI, is adding fuel to an already fiery battle on the Hill.

A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress

Meanwhile, accusations of bribery are coming out of Maine, where advocates have guaranteed $ 1 million in fundraising pledges to Republican Sen. Susan Collins’ 2020 opponent if she votes to confirm Kavanaugh.

The Associated Press: $ 1 Million Pledged Against Collins If She Backs Kavanaugh


A pharma exec’s defense that raising drug prices 400 percent was a “moral requirement” raised more than a few eyebrows. It was a bold claim in an era where most companies are trying to at least appear concerned about the topic.

Financial Times: Pharma Chief Defends 400% Drug Price Rise As a ‘Moral Requirement’

Want to know how those pharmacy benefit managers (yup, the ones now getting lots of fingers pointed at them for the high cost of drugs) can pocket almost $ 200 for a bottle of pills that’s valued at $ 6? Check out Bloomberg’s explainer.


In the interest of making this “breezy,” here are some other big news stories from the week: Apple kills two birds with one stone with its new watch: convincing people they need to buy a low-selling product and edging into the health care industry; the number of immigrant teens being held by the government has ballooned; and lawmakers may perform what might be called, in this partisan landscape, a miracle and actually fund the government on time. (See, I was not exaggerating about the amount of news this week!)

Stat: The New Apple Watch, With FDA’s Blessing, Comes With an EKG App

The New York Times: Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

Stat: Trump Wants Drug Prices in TV Ads. The Latest Roadblock? Republicans

Politico: Congress Dares Trump To Shut Down The Government In New Spending Deal


In a story that you can’t make up: A member of the family that owns Purdue Pharma (the maker of OxyContin and subject of more than 1,000 lawsuits regarding its role in the opioid epidemic) has been awarded a patent for a treatment for opioid use disorder.

Stat: Richard Sackler, Member of Clan Behind OxyContin, Has Patent for Opioid Treatment


If all of that wasn’t enough for you, here are a few must-read miscellaneous stories from the week: Nearly two decades after Kendra Webdale was pushed to her death in the subway, the law named in her honor designed to shore up mental health systems is acting more like a band-aid than a cure; advocates are shifting gears on gun safety by going after bullets, which are largely unregulated; recent transparency controversies have some asking: Why do medical journals still take authors at their word?; and a look at the people behind suicide hotlines.

The New York Times: A Horrific Crime on the Subway Led to Kendra’s Law. Years Later, Has It Helped?

The New York Times: California Tries New Tack on Gun Violence: Ammunition Control

Stat: Why Do Medical Journals Keep Taking Authors at Their Word?

CNN: When Someone Is Thinking of Suicide, These Are the People Who Talk Them Out of It


If you had a gloomy 2017, at least take heart in the fact that it wasn’t just you.

Please have a safe weekend if you’re in Florence’s path!

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Starting this season, London Fashion Week is going fur-free, which means no animal fur will be used in any official runway show or presentation.

Claudia Li featured an all Asian model cast in showing her Spring 2019 collection. It’s being hailed as a monumental step forward in fashion’s diversity movement.

Vanessa Friedman, The New York Times’ fashion director, talks about what it’s really like to be at the shows.

Yahoo! Lifestyle reports that Queen Elizabeth II’s umbrella styling trick is now a fashion week trend.

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Vildy wanted to share this look at the underbelly of ‘effortless’ French fashion.

Annagybe found this article about ‘menocore’ very interesting, “because it does address the aspirational part of this style.”

Is there life after skinnies maybe, asks Jenn.

Fashintern thought this Vice piece about the secret signals of far-right fashion might interest people, and she’s curious if anyone has noticed these phenomena.

She also came across this article about hoarding disorder, which can relate to clothing, and lots of other things: “‘Hoarders fear making the wrong decision about what to keep and what to throw out, so they keep everything,’ says Dr Whomsley, who was one of the authors of the British Psychological Society guidelines on hoarding compiled in 2013.’

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Ohio’s Richest Republican Backer Leslie Wexner Quits Party After Visit From President Obama

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Former President Barack Obama visited Ohio looking to boost the campaign prospects of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, who served as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during Obama’s second term.

Inadvertently, Obama also seemed to convince a longtime Republican, and the state’s wealthiest man, to leave his own party.

Leslie H. Wexner, the fashion retail tycoon whose net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $ 5.9 billion, recently told a small audience in Columbus that he has decided to quit the party he has called home for decades after Obama’s visit.

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Terry Crews accepts apology from Hollywood agent who he accused of groping him

Actor Terry Crews has accepted an apology from the talent agent who allegedly groped him at a party in 2016.

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9 Breakout Trends from New York Fashion Week Spring 2019

New York Fashion Week got a bit of its groove back this season. Designers across the board appeared to be swept up in a fervent, anything-goes type of excitement and creativity for Spring 2019, and in spite of the nonstop rain, the week was fun and it felt buzzy. This was Fashion Week as a …

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From Kindergarten to Cancer, This Love Story Defies All of Life’s Struggles

The soldier never forgot his childhood crush, and once they reunited, neither war nor illness would keep them apart.

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A Food and Drug Administration crackdown on e-cigarettes could be a boost for big tobacco, Piper Jaffray's Michael Lavery told CNBC on Thursday.
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Google’s China plan spurs inquiry from U.S. lawmakers, staff departures

A bipartisan group of 16 U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday if it would comply with China’s internet censorship and surveillance policies should it re-enter the Chinese search engine market.


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RISD Seniors Stage Runway Show During NYFW With Support From Tommy Hilfiger

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Padded survivalist jackets, feathery skirts for men, breast-baring knit tunics for women and beaten leather jumpsuits were among the runway looks at RISD’s senior show Wednesday night.
Afterward, RISD president Rosanne Somerson praised the students, “What’s obvious in their work is the thought process in each collection — the structure, the materials, the craft and the ideology of a new way of thinking about their line of fabric. Each collection was inspired by a scent and what really came across is the way the scent transformed into an emotion.”
She also thanked Tommy Hilfiger, whose daughter Elizabeth is a RISD grad, for making the event possible. Other alums Nicole Miller and Todd Oldham were also in the front row. “I thought it was fantastic,” Miller said. “But I don’t think anything is going to get sold. In the old days, we used to sell the clothes.”
Participants selected to represent the class were Erica Kim, Lou Rodgers, Yufei Liu, Fernando Flaquer, Matthews Streepy, Ying Bonny Cai, Maya Ortiz, Michaela Wong Xing Yi, Rachel Wong, Xiaoyan Jiang, Avery Albert, Persephone Bennett, William Lathrop and Zehua Crystal Wu. In the look book, each senior wrote a poem about his or her

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As the closing show of New York Fashion Week, expectations for Rihanna’s first presentation for her lingerie line Savage x Fenty were high, but it didn’t disappoint one bit. With a wonderfully diverse cast of models and dancers, the unique “experience” was in a league of its own. So, too, was the …

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The Best in Affordable Style from the Month that Was – August ’18

A wise man once asked: “What the hell just happened?” And for good reason. There is value in looking back. It gives us all a good gauge as to what is good, and more importantly, what is not good, going forward. Sure, the “clip show” is mostly a cheap (affordable?) device to create new content out of already published stuff. But it’s also a good way to catch up in case you missed something. So cue the flashback music. Here’s the very best from the month that was…

 

Best Sale: Banana Republic’s 50% off F&F Deal (expired) 

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Banana Republic has been on a roll lately. From soup to nuts, (or from shoes to shirts?) they’ve been making nice quality, well fitting & feeling goods that can be a bargain if you play the sales game right. This latest Friends and Family event also featured free 2-3 day shipping on orders of $ 100+, and as always, cardmembers got an ADDITIONAL 10% off the already as low-as-they-go 50% off.

 

Best Individual Item Deal: Any AE Brown Shoes that were an extra 20% – 40% off Clearance

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Allen Edmonds is doing away with it’s Brown Burnished shade of leather (for something called “Coffee” I believe), and that put a bunch of wheelhouse styles in the clearance section. And then they ran an extra 20% off clearance. Then bumped it up to an extra 30% off clearance. And then to an extra 40% off clearance. That put Strands, McAllisters, and the above MacKenzie wholecuts down to $ 178. For first quality! And they weren’t final sale/there was no restocking fee for returns.

 

Worst Received Product on Social: Todd Synder’s New Timex

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WOW you fellas on social media didn’t like this thing. Oh it’s a looker all right, but more than a few were happy to point out that they’ve purchased automatics or mechanicals for less (even though Quartz is more accurate), as well as that any Timex with the loud “tick” is a deal breaker. Anyway, full review is here if you’re interested.

 

Riskiest post for those who love chips & salsa: How To Wear White Pants

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The salsa will always, ALWAYS fall off the chip when you’re wearing white pants. And do make sure you’ve picked the right picante sauce. Some people will apparently murder you if you don’t.

 

Best Week: Reader Appreciation Week!

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Congrats again to all the winners. And thank you once again to all of the participating brands. Can’t wait to do this again next year.

 

Most Shameless Rationalization to buy new stuff: Back to School!

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Not in school? Who cares! I know. Pretty shameless here. But why let the rugrats have all the fun with their new crayons and galoshes and what not?

 

Most Unlikely Brand to get picked up by Amazon: Combat Gent

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FFS really? Even if they actually are under new management (I believe nothing and never have that comes out of that brand), what the hell are they doing not at least RENAMING the business? You’d think that well is beyond poisoned. But what do I know.

 

Most Overlooked Room in a Bachelor Pad when it comes to Style: The Bathroom

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Bad bathrooms aren’t a given if you’re flyin’ solo. Don’t let bad bathrooms happen to you. Here’s one way to prevent your water closet from (unfairly) making you look like a goober. Take command of your abode commode people!

 

Coziest Photo: Saddleback Dopp Kit & Crackling Fire

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Never has a toiletry kit looked more romantic. “Sex by the fire at night…”

 

Best Alternative to Mimosas at Brunch: Champgane Cocktails

From one of our weekend resets. The Champagne Cocktail. It is incredibly simple to make. It adds a little extra oomph to the bubbles, and it is dee-lish-us. This one serves up well and goes down easy. Just be careful. These suckers will knock you on your eggs Benedict hoovering arse. Especially if you add the cognac / brandy float that isn’t added in the above video.

 

Worst Attempted Comeback: Twitter Reply on Why Wear a Watch

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Alex via Twitter: Reasons to not wear a watch: 1. You have a phone that tells time.

The “smartphones tell time” comeback was preemptively addressed not only in the excerpt (“Why bother when your smartphone can tell the time? Here’s why.”) It’s also addressed in the third sentence of the post. I understand the post as a whole is pretty ridiculous. But, I mean… we already…

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Classiest Reader: Chris

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Chris won one of our contests (for a Saddleback no less), and sent a hand written thank you note in response. Seriously one of the coolest things we’ve ever received. Plus it was on Art of Manliness letterpress stationery. Now, that said, for all future (and past) winners, no need to send thank you notes. It’s not expected. Chris beat you to it. Save your stamps. We’re good now. Seriously, once was enough.

 

Best Upcoming Annual Autumn Feature: Best Fall Sportcoats!

Tweed. Flannel. Corduroy. It’s all happening. Or, gonna happen.

Feeling Nostalgic? Here’s the archive containing previous editions of Best of the Month that Was.


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Not only Coachella: check out these unique festivals from around the world

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Festivals are the epitome of culture. They are magical events with one-of-a-kind dancing, colors, enthusiasm, and vibrancy. Here are the 5 most unique festivals around the world.

Saint Patricks Festival, Dublin

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, who died on this day. It is a festival for all Irishmen, as well as those who feel Irish within. Saint Patrick would baptize people and rid paganism, which is why the Irish believe that it is because of him that there are no snakes on the island.  During this festival, stores are covered in decorations of green shamrocks, a plant with three leaves that represents this special day.  Everything in this festival is green since it is the national color of Ireland. People wear all green, including costumes and wigs, and carry bagpipes and organize parades full of Irish music.  The celebrations go all day long and there are fireworks throughout. They eat traditional Irish food such as mashed potatoes and corned beef. This is the day all Irishmen wait for all year long.

Night of the Witches, Mexico

If witches and wizards were to have a home, it would without a doubt be in the Mexican town of Catemaco.  A shaman of the area in 1970 thought to host a convention about witchcraft. From then on, hundreds of shamans come every year from all over Mexico to participate in a cleansing ceremony in order to rid them of their negative energies from the previous year.  The streets are full of vendors selling all kinds of healings and magical potions. Sorcerers and spiritualists sell traditional remedies. The festival starts on the first Thursday night in March and continues on for the entire weekend.

Dragon Boat Festival, China

The Dragon Boat festival is also known as the Duanwu Festival.  It has been celebrated in China for over 25,000 years. The Fifth day of the Fifth lunar month marks that start of all of the events. According to a legend, Qu Yuan, a Chinese patriot threw himself into the Mi Lo river to protest the corrupt government. Locals threw rice patties into the river in order to save him from being eaten by fish, which is why a tradition began of eating rice dumplings during this festival.  People also drink realgar wine during this period and dragon boat races. Dragon lanterns light up the city during this festival of fighting off evil spirits and finding peace.

Carnival of Venice, Italy

This carnival goes back all the way to 900 years ago. It was one time of the year where there were no rules. Everyone was free to do as they pleased without feeling bad since they were disguised under a mask. It is celebrated in various ways throughout the cities of Italy, however the most popular is the Carnival of Venice because of its masks.  The people of Venice started wearing masks in the 15th century in order to rid sexual and social differences. Venice today comes alive with its masks, jugglers, bands, entertainers and colorful boats along the canals. This festival makes fairy tales come alive.

Las Fallas, Spain

Las Fallas in one of Spain’s most unique annual festivals. It occurs in Valencia and actually means the fires in Valencian. It originates in the 16th century when the start of spring would be celebrated as a pagan ritual. The goal of this festival is to both make and destroy dolls and puppets made of out wood, cardboard, papier-mache and plaster. They are life like and represent satirical scenes.  These dolls are set on fire at 12 am on the dot. The last ones burnt are awarded prizes. The spectacle of 300 dolls being burnt at the same time is unforgettable.

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Out on her own for the first time, Emily Burnett has lined up some well-placed investors for the new Burnett New York ready-to-wear, cocktail dresses and eveningwear line.
In June, Burnett exited Dennis Basso after a 10-year run. She inadvertently met her future cofounder and co-chief executive officer Sterling McDavid at the designer’s company. Pre-fall will be the first collection for the new label.
McDavid said she visited 20 couture houses in search of a wedding gown, before deciding on Dennis Basso, where Burnett was working at the time. “My experience at Dennis Basso with Emily, Dennis and the whole team was so positive, uplifting and I felt that I was part of this design process,” she said.
McDavid’s understanding of fashion started with her great-grandmother, who was a seamstress. Her mother had a keen interest in fashion and took McDavid to her first fashion show around the age of 10. Over the years, McDavid got to know numerous designers through her network, as well as her mother’s, but she said Burnett stood out. So much so that McDavid asked the designer how was it that she was not working independently. Like many designers, the idea of starting a signature company was something

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Sally Field recalls sexual abuse from step-father in new memoir

Sally Field revisited shocking details of her childhood for her upcoming memoir – including sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather that lasted years.

The two-time Oscar winner revealed in her upcoming book “In Pieces” that step-dad Jock Mahoney was a complicated figure who was at once “frightening”…

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Who is Dan Osborne, has the Celebrity Big Brother 3rd place finalist split from wife Jacqueline Jossa and what happened with Gabby Allen?

DAN Osborne was most known for his stint on TV show The Only Way Is Essex – until his private life hit the headlines.

Here’s the lowdown on the Celebrity Big Brother 2018 star who finished in 3rd place, whether the Essex Lad has split from wife Jacqueline Jossa and of course THOSE rumours about housemate Gabby Allen…

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Ex-Towie star Dan Osborne entered the Celebrity Big Brother house on August 16 with Gabby Allen and finished 3rd
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Who is Dan Osborne?

Dan was born June 27, 1991, and is a reality TV star.

He started his career as a model before landing his breakthrough role on The Only Way is Essex in May, 2013.

Since being axed from the show in 2015, he is now focusing on his fitness and regularly posts gym selfies.

Dan is known for his physique
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When did Dan and Jacqueline Jossa get married?

Dan started dating EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa in 2014.

They briefly split at the beginning of their relationship, but quickly rekindled the romance.

Dan proposed to Jacqueline in June 2015, while on a family holiday together in Greece where the couple watched her sister getting married.

While they initially postponed the wedding to adjust to their work schedules, the pair finally tied the knot on Saturday, June 24, 2017, after a two-year engagement.

According to the Daily Mirror, the nuptials took place at the stunning £7million Delamere Manor in Cuddington, Cheshire, formerly owned by Take That frontman Gary Barlow.

Dan is married to actress Jacqueline Jossa
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Have Jacqueline and Dan split and what happened with Gabby Allen?

On May 1, The Sun Online exclusively revealed that the couple had split after a series of rows about Dan working away from home.

The couple decided to “take a break” from the relationship after bust-ups caused by Dan spending time away in Marbella working at a fitness bootcamp.

On June 8, Dan shared a picture of him and daughter Ella snuggling in their family home.

Love Island star Marcel Somerville accused his ex Gabby Allen of cheating with Dan on a work trip in Mallorca.

As well as being hit by claims of an affair, Gabby and Dan were pictured looking close together on a yacht as they enjoyed a holiday at The Holistic Bootcamp in Marbella alongside celeb pals Stephanie Davis and Calum Best.

But Dan was quick to defend the snaps and told one of his Instagram followers that he was merely “speaking and laughing with a friend”.

Gabby has said that nothing happened despite Marcel’s claims, but some viewers are anticipating a romance between her and Dan on the show.


 

How many children does Dan have?

Dan has one son, four-year-old Teddy, from a previous relationship with Megan Tomlin.

Dan’s wife Jacqueline gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Ella Selina, in February 2015.

On January 15, 2018, she revealed she was expecting their second child.

Dan told OK! magazine: “We hadn’t been trying so it was a huge shock. I think I’m still getting my head around it. Kids are a blessing but having three children is going to be a big responsibility.

“I’m not going to lie, I feel quite scared!”

The couple welcomed their second baby girl on June 15, 2018.

When is Celebrity Big Brother on TV?

Celebrity Big Brother launched date on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 9pm on Channel 5, and will continue every night at the same time – except Saturday, when it airs at 10pm.

Rylan Clark-Neal’s CBBBOTS is also back on our screens at 11.05pm.

Bosses pushed the start date back this year to avoid clashing with the hugely popular Love Island. As The Sun Online previously revealed, this series will focus on retribution.

The official line-up includes the likes of Gabby AllenDan Osborne, and Chloe Ayling.

Stormy Daniels was due to take part but pulled out hours before the live launch.

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The short week certainly didn’t mean a shortage of health care news, and even a particular anonymous op-ed couldn’t completely overshadow our bounty. So let’s get into it!

Washington’s political theatrics were out in full force for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings. We saw potential 2020 contenders giving what amounted to campaign speeches, protesters in “The Handmaid’s Tale” garb, an almost-“I am Spartacus” moment, and just all-around political bickering and posturing. But what it all comes down to is best summed up by this quote from the Los Angeles Times’ coverage:  “You’re gonna get confirmed,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said to Kavanaugh. “You’re gonna make it.”

Parsing out the health care: On the second day of his hearings, Kavanaugh ducked and dodged on abortion, focusing on respect for precedent and the importance people place on Roe v. Wade so as not to be pinned down on the contentious issue. Then yesterday, emails came out that seemed to undercut his assurances. Kavanaugh maintains that what he said in the messages wasn’t his personal position, and that he was simply presenting a common thought from legal scholars at the time.

Kavanaugh also set off alarm bells for some over his use of the phrase “abortion-inducing drugs” to describe contraception, terminology that advocates say is used by anti-abortion activists.

Politico: Kavanaugh Faces New Scrutiny Over Abortion After Leaked Email

Los Angeles Times: Kavanaugh Sticks to His Position on Guns, Dodges Questions About Abortion and Presidential Power

The New York Times: Democrats Grilling Kavanaugh Have Their Eyes on 2020

Kavanaugh Calls Birth Control ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ During Confirmation Hearings, Sparks Outrage

And although the hearings focused on Roe, it’s actually more likely that Kavanaugh’s impact on abortion will come through one of the 13 cases working up through the courts right now.

The New York Times: The Future of Abortion Under a New Supreme Court? Look to Arkansas

(Side note: A truth bomb from the hearings came once again from Graham, where he told the Democrats: “If you want to pick judges for your way of thinking, then you better win an election.”)


The health law got another day in court this week, and this time it could actually be a nice little gift to Democrats in the final stretch before midterms.

Texas is challenging the constitutionality of the law now that the individual mandate has been zeroed out by Congress, and “blue state” attorneys general have been left to defend it. The latter got the tougher, more pointed questions from the judge, so an injunction doesn’t seem too far-fetched.

Modern Healthcare: Judge Skeptical of ACA’s Standing Without Effective Individual Mandate Penalty

That scenario, however, would mean all the extremely popular provisions in the law (like protections on preexisting conditions) could be nulled — right before Election Day.

The New York Times: Another Case Is Threatening Obamacare. Democrats Hope It Will Help Them.


Fed up with not only high drug costs but also drug shortages, hospitals are taking the problem into their own hands by launching a company to make drugs. Hospitals that join the effort will have to commit to long-term contracts even if pharma competitors drop their prices. The initiative’s leaders, though, think the promise of stability and a reliable supply of medication will outweigh that risk.

The Associated Press: Hospital Groups Launch Own Company to Make Generic Drugs


Chatter over health industry innovation might drift toward the Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan initiative these days, but it’s actually Comcast that’s making experts sit up and pay attention. The cable behemoth’s health care costs have stayed nearly flat over the past five years — which sometimes seems like a near miracle in this landscape.

The New York Times: You’ll Never Guess Which Company Is Reinventing Health Benefits

Oh, and guess who just tapped one of the company’s executives for a COO spot?

Stat: What Jack Stoddard Brings to the Atul Gawande-Led Health Venture

Also, a heads-up: Two major health deals look as if they’re about to be approved by the Justice Department in the next few weeks.

The Wall Street Journal: Justice Department Nearing Antitrust Approval of Health Mergers Combining CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts

And Theranos, the company that provided much schadenfreude to many in the past year, is officially dissolving. Check out this throwback podcast for more about the story.

The Wall Street Journal: Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve


On deck for next week: The Senate is set to vote on an opioids package after Democrats dropped their concerns over a provision they criticized as an earmark.

The Hill: Senate to Vote Next Week on Opioid Package


If that’s not enough news for you, my must-read file for the week is living up to its name: The sickness of a river that once sustained these California tribes is echoed in their struggle with the heroin epidemic; residents of a rural stretch of Florida that had fewer hospital beds than Afghanistan tried to build their own facility and were thwarted by a big hospital (“It’s just horribly mean,” one doctor said); how do you live a day-to-day life when the promise of your cancer returning is defined by “when” and not “if”?; and companies that monitor social media sell the promise of safety from school shootings, but there’s little to back up those vows.

The New York Times: Sick River: Can These California Tribes Beat Heroin and History?

The New York Times: A Rural Town Banded Together to Open a Hospital. Its Foe? A Larger Hospital.

Stat: After a Cancer Diagnosis, a Father and His Family Grapple With the Uncertain Time Left

The New York Times: These Firms Say They Can Help Prevent School Shootings and Suicides. Do They?


I was happily burying my head in the sand on this, but since I can no longer live in denial, I’m dragging you guys down with me (from The New York Times): Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds

Have a great, hopefully germ-free weekend!

P.S. If you want a dose of must-read stories through the week, feel free to follow me over at @KHNBreeze.

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No literary figure, Senator John McCain often pointed out, had more influence on how he conducted his life than Robert Jordan, the hero of Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel about the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

In his most recent book, The Restless Wave, written in collaboration with Mark Salter, McCain wrote about his impending death by observing, “’The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it,’ spoke my hero, Robert Jordan, in For Whom the Bell  Tolls. And I do, too. But I don’t have a complaint. Not one.”

McCain first read For Whom the Bell Tolls when he was 12, and he returned to it in succeeding years. “It’s my favorite novel of all time. It instructed me to see the world as it is, with all its corruption and cruelty, and believe it’s worth fighting for anyway, even dying for,” McCain observed earlier this year in an interview. The title of McCain’s 2002 memoir, Worth Fighting For, comes from the same For Whom the Bell Tolls passage that he quotes in The Restless Wave.

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Who Is It? Trump Reeling From Anonymous NY Times Writer’s Op-Ed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, President Donald Trump’s top lieutenants stepped forward Thursday to declare, “Not me.”

They lined up to deny writing an incendiary New York Times opinion piece that was purportedly submitted by a member of an administration “resistance” movement straining to thwart Trump’s most dangerous impulses.

By email, by tweet and on camera, the denials paraded in from Cabinet-level officials — and even Vice President Mike Pence — apparently crafted for an audience of one, seated in the Oval Office. Senior officials in key national security and economic policy roles charged the article’s writer with cowardice, disloyalty and acting against America’s interests in harsh terms that mimicked the president’s own words.

Trump was incensed about the column, calling around to confidants to vent about the author, solicit guesses as to his or her identity and fume that a “deep state” within the administration was conspiring against him. He ordered aides to unmask the writer, and issued an extraordinary demand that the newspaper reveal the author to the government.

In an interview Thursday with Fox News, Trump said it was unfair for the person to pen the editorial anonymously because there’s no way to discredit it.

He suggested it “may not be a Republican, it may not be a conservative, it may be a deep state person who has been there for a long time.”

 

Former Attorney General Eric Holder says the piece is “alarming” but “consistent with what we have seen in previous books, in previous stories about the dysfunction of this administration.”

Holder made the comments in Las Vegas Thursday while appearing with a Nevada gubernatorial candidate.

The Democrat says the focus should not be on which Trump administration official wrote the piece, but on its content.

Holder says it’s “also disturbing to think that you could have people who are not elected making decisions about the way in which this country is governed.”

He says Democrats need to win elections in 2018 to serve as a check on the president and Republicans need to put “country before party.”

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says if President Donald Trump’s Cabinet thinks he is unfit for office, they should remove him.

The Massachusetts Democrat made the comments in a fundraising email Thursday.

Warren says if senior officials believe the president is unfit, “they should stop hiding behind anonymous op-eds and leaking information to Bob Woodward” and “do what the Constitution demands they do: invoke the 25th Amendment and remove this president from office.”

The 25th Amendment allows the vice president to take over if the commander in chief is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”

As striking as the essay was the long list of officials who plausibly could have been its author. Many have privately shared some of the article’s same concerns about Trump with colleagues, friends and reporters.

With such a wide circle of potential suspicion, Trump’s men and women felt they had no choice but to speak out. The denials and condemnations came in from far and wide: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis denied authorship on a visit to India; Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke chimed in from American Samoa. In Washington, the claims of “not me” echoed from Vice President Pence’s office, from Energy Secretary Rick Perry, from Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman from Dan Coats, director of national intelligence, and other Cabinet members.

The author professed to be a member of that same inner circle. So could the denials be trusted? There was no surefire way to know, and that only deepened the president’s frustrations.

On Twitter, Trump charged “The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do.”

White House officials did not respond to requests to elaborate on Trump’s call for the writer to be turned over to the government or on the unsupported national security grounds of his demand. Some who agreed with the writer’s points suggested the president’s reaction actually confirmed the author’s concerns.

Rudy Giuliani, the president’s attorney, suggested that it “would be appropriate” for Trump to ask for a formal investigation into the identity of the op-ed author.

“Let’s assume it’s a person with a security clearance. If they feel writing this is appropriate, maybe they feel it would be appropriate to disclose national security secrets, too. That person should be found out and stopped,” Giuliani said.

As the initial scramble to unmask the writer proved fruitless, attention turned to the questions the article raised, which have been whispered in Washington for more than a year: Is Trump truly in charge, and could a divided executive branch pose a danger to the country?

Former CIA Director John Brennan, a fierce Trump critic, called the op-ed “active insubordination … born out of loyalty to the country.”

“This is not sustainable to have an executive branch where individuals are not following the orders of the chief executive,” Brennan told NBC’s “Today” show. “I don’t know how Donald Trump is going to react to this. A wounded lion is a very dangerous animal, and I think Donald Trump is wounded.”

The anonymous author, claiming to be part of the resistance “working diligently from within” the administration, said, “Many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”

“It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room,” the author continued. “We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”

First lady Melania Trump issued a statement backing her husband. She praised the free press as “important to our democracy” but assailed the writer, saying, “You are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.”

The Beltway guessing game seeped into the White House, as current and former staffers traded calls and texts trying to figure out who could have written the piece, some turning to reporters and asking them for clues.

In a rare step, Pence’s communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted early Thursday that “The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The @nytimes should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts.”

With many prominent administration members delivering on-the-record denials, the focus could now fall on other senior aides to do the same, with questions raised about those who stay silent.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tried to head off reporters’ inquiries of Trump officials, tweeting that the questions should be aimed at the Times, which she said was “complicit in this deceitful act.”

The anonymous author wrote that where Trump has had successes, they have come “despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”

Down Pennsylvania Avenue, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he did not know of any role Congress would have to investigate, though Republican Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a Trump ally, said the legislative body could take part.

“Nothing in this town stays secret forever, and so ultimately I do think we will find out who is the author,” he said.

The writer said Trump aides are aware of the president’s faults and “many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them.”

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Lemire reported from New York. AP writers Catherine Lucey, Mary Clare Jalonick, Darlene Superville and Ken Thomas contributed reporting.

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College juniors and seniors: Are grammar and spelling your thing? Do you value precise language and error-free copy?

If so, then these scholarships from the ACES Education Fund may be for you.

ACES: The Society for Editing is sponsoring six scholarships for students committed to a career editing written materials. Prizes range from $ 1,500 to $ 3,000, plus financial aid to attend the national ACES conference.

What ACES Scholarships Are Available?

The ACES Education Fund’s Bill Walsh scholarship provides $ 3,000 to the winner, plus financial aid to attend the ACES national conference. The scholarship is named in memory of the longtime Washington Post copy editor who died in 2017.

The winner must be an aspiring news editor who displays the talent and devotion to the craft that Walsh had, according to ACES guidelines.

The ACES Aubespin scholarship prize is $ 2,500 for the top winner and $ 1,500 for four runners-up. Those selected must show a commitment to a career in editing.

The scholarship is named in honor of Merv Aubespin, a retired artist, reporter and editor at the Courier Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, and a former president of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Applicants can apply for both the Bill Walsh and Aubespin scholarships but can win only one.

How to Apply for an ACES Bill Walsh Scholarship

Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled in the summer and/or fall terms of 2018. Students don’t have to major in a particular subject.

To apply:

  • Send a resume showing academic achievement and examples of your editing.
  • Provide three references, who can be teachers or work supervisors.
  • Write an essay of 500 words or less as if you are a copy editor who has been working in a newsroom at a mid-size city for six months. The scenario you must respond to is involved, so you should get the details on the ACES website.
  • Edit a sample introductory paragraph of a news story found on the website.
  • Write three headlines for three separate paragraphs of material posted on the website.
  • Use Word or PDF attachments to email your completed application, with “Walsh scholarship” in the message field, to alex@aceseditors.org.

Applications must be mailed by the end of the day on Nov. 15, 2018.

How to Apply for an ACES Aubespin Scholarship

Applicants must be degree-seeking and enrolled as college juniors, seniors or graduate students during the summer and/or fall 2018 semesters.

To apply:

  • Submit a resume showing academic and editing achievement and information on other achievements, activities and interests.
  • Provide three references, who may be teachers or work supervisors.
  • Explain what question you would pose at a conference of 700 editors and why.
  • Write three headlines for three separate paragraphs of material posted on the ACES website.
  • Using Word or PDF attachments, email your completed application, with “ACES scholarship” in the message field, to alex@aceseditors.org.

Applications must be mailed by the end of the day on Nov. 15, 2018.

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So, you read that (overly) thorough review of those beautiful Grant Stone’s the other day and now you’re in the market for a pair of longwing “American brogues”? We’ve got you covered. But if you’re new to this style of shoe, here’s what makes a longwing brogue:

  • Unlike many other (most?) wingtips, the “wing” sweeps all the way around to the back of the heel, as opposed to dipping down towards the sole about halfway back.
  • Open, blucher or derby style lacing.

The result is a shoe that somehow walks the line between casual and dress unlike any other. Casual enough to wear with jeans, but you can pull them off with certain suits too (you might notice that J. Crew loves to shoot their suits with longwing bluchers). Now that that’s covered, here are a handful of stylish options to consider at various price points:

 

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#2. The Smart Casual Pick: Meermin Chestnut Country Calf Long Wing Bluchers – $ 175 (plus shipping)

Meermin Chestnut Country Calf Long Wing Bluchers

For those who love dressing up a pair of raw denim jeans or pressed chinos, this pair from Meermin comes loaded with texture in the form of chestnut country calf. A noticeable upgrade in quality over most mall brand shoes, Meermin’s bluchers use full grain French leather, thick vegetable tanned leather insoles, a rubber outsole, and are stitched with proper Goodyear welting. Consider these the Smart Casual bargain coming in under two Benjamins. Returns are relatively easy, too, if you’re not sure of your sizing. Meermin’s store in SoHo NYC accepts returned goods. Just know that you’re on the hook for steep international outbound shipping ($ 35) as well as shipping them back to NYC if they don’t work out. So $ 175 is NOT the price you pay. More like $ 210. Best case. But still, many see these as an amazing value.

 

#3. The New Standard: Grant Stone LWB Crimson Chromexcel – $ 350

Grant Stone LWB

Of course a pair of Grant Stone’s terrific longwings made the list. Editor’s Note: And no, they didn’t pay to be here. No one does. Ever. After testing the British tan pair around the house for a few days, I secretly wished for something slightly darker for Fall that could easily take me from my conservative business casual office straight to dinner and drinks with friends. Say hello to The New Standard. Using Horween’s legendary Chromexcel leather and a micro studded rubber sole, Grant Stone has delivered one of the best do everything, go everywhere shoes at a price point that’s hard to beat. Rock these ‘wings with your suit and tie or hoodie and jeans.

 

#4. The American Classic: Allen Edmonds MacNeil – $ 425 (firsts) or $ 299 (seconds)

Allen Edmonds MacNeil

The original Allen Edmonds MacNeil longwing was introduced way back in the early 1960’s. It is still on offer today because the tapered, sleekish silhouette fills the niche for lots of people searching for a stylish, yet conservative business shoe. Still proudly hand assembled in Allen Edmond’s Port Washington, WI factory, the MacNeil can be ordered in a few different shades of “premium” calfskin with double oak leather soles or an optional studded rubber sole. I am particularly fond of the Walnut shade and think it looks best when worn with lighter blue, brown, or green suiting. (Pro-tip: If $ 425 is out of your budget, but you still want American made shoes, roll the dice on some “seconds” quality MacNeils. Typically, manufacturing defects are more visual than structural. Just know that you’ll have to shell out for a $ 25 restocking fee for any returns on seconds through the mail.)

 

#5. The Spanish Armada: Carmina 532 Bluchers – $ 450

Carmina 532 Bluchers

The Albaladejo family that owns Carmina and Meermin have been crafting shoes around Mallorca, Spain since 1866. Carmina is the Audi to Meermin’s Volkswagen: more refined and more robust. This pair in brown vegano leather is particularly beautiful, as the darker brogueing accentuates the perfect shade of mid brown. Paired with a brown Dainite studded rubber sole and a storm welt, this is the pair you reach for if you’re headed for that red-carpet movie premiere in the city or taking your partner to an anniversary dinner atop the Eiffel Tower and you’re not sure where the night will take you. Right? People do that, don’t they?

 

#6. The Three Identical Strangers: Alden LWB in Brown, Green, or Blue – $ 595

Alden Longwings

You dream of someday living in the PNW with your partner and pup, spending your weekends window shopping all of your favorite retailers who specialize in niche Japanese raw denim, British heritage outerwear, and American made shoes that you can barely afford. You enjoy taking photos of your recent purchases and share them regularly with your followers on social media, even though you’re not an “influencer.” If any of that rings true, you can’t go wrong with these special suede makeups from Alden. Those hunting green suede ‘wings would look killer with your cuffed Momotaro jeans and Private White V.C. Harrington jacket!

 

#7. The King Wing: Alden LWB in Color #8 Shell Cordovan – $ 760

Alden LWB in Color #8 Shell Cordovan

Introduced in 1958, Alden’s #975 Color 8 Shell Cordovan longwing bluchers originally sold for around $ 30. Calculating for inflation over the past 60 years, you would think these “Grail” worthy shoes should retail for around $ 260. Unfortunately, this just isn’t the case as the unique equine leather alone can easily cost upwards of $ 100 per square foot. For comparison, the Horween Chromexcel leather used to craft those $ 350 Grant Stone’s generally sells for around $ 6 per square foot. What makes Shell Cordovan so special?

For starters, it’s pretty rare. Horses have two “shells” or layers of fibrous flat muscle beneath the hide on the rump. Each shell can be used to produce a single shoe. As horses aren’t a large part of the world’s food industry these days, the leather is always in short supply.

Next, the tanning and dyeing process for Shell Cordovan can take up to six months and a lot of manpower to perfect the 100+ year old recipe. Only the most senior and talented employees work on the Cordovan shells.

Finally, Shell Cordovan is incredibly durable. It was originally developed for straight razor strops, but now it’s mainly used in footwear and small leather goods. As the leather gets worn and ages, it tends to roll like a wave instead of crease and wrinkle. The dye colors shift, too – Horween’s infamous Color #8 starts out as a deep, rich shade of burgundy and ages gracefully into gradients of cabernet red, eggplant purple, and milk chocolate. No two shells are alike; each will age differently.

We’re all in agreement that $ 760 is a lot of money for a pair of shoes. What you get for your investment is a pair that could literally last you a lifetime if taken care of. They’re one of the pinnacles of American style. They are Gunboats – solid, sturdy, if not a bit heavy. The King Wings.

NOTE: Shoes at top of post, moving from left to right: They’re all Alden Long Wings. Tan Suede, Shell Cordovan, and Whiskey shell cordovan. All can be hard to find, depending on the retailer you’re going through. The Color #8 pair with black edge dressing were purchased from J. Crew, which is short on supply right now. Brick + Mortar in Seattle sells the same shoe, only with “antique” light brown edge dressing. Same shoes otherwise. 


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Don’t Miss Out on Potential Awards From These Class Action Lawsuits


A wide variety of categories are covered in this month’s array of class action settlement opportunities.

If you received unwanted phone messages from Art Van Furniture, paid unexpected fees on your lease-to-own vehicle purchase through Ally Financial, or found the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence where you used Scotts Turf Builder EZ Seed, you could be eligible for some free cash.

Art Van Furniture Telemarketing Phone Calls

If you received a pre-recorded telemarketing call from Art Van Furniture, you could be eligible for a portion of a $ 5.8 million class action settlement.

Art Van Furniture allegedly sent consumers repeated, unwanted phone messages in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Class members include “all individuals and entities who were called by or on behalf of Art Van Furniture through the use of pre-recorded voice technology between May 23, 2013 and July 23, 2018.”

Art Van Furniture admits no wrongdoing, and the potential individual award is to be determined.

Don’t table the decision to submit a claim if you qualify because claims must be submitted by Sept. 26, 2018.

Click here for a claim form and more details.

Business Information Group Consumer Report

If Business Information Group sourced a consumer report on you from TransUnion, you could be eligible for part of a $ 3.3 million settlement.

A class action lawsuit alleges Business Information Group procured consumer reports from TransUnion that were outdated. At least one consumer alleges the information provided to his employer contained incorrect, derogatory comments.

Business Information Group (BIG) denies allegations that it failed to follow reasonable procedures to ensure the accuracy of the consumer reports it keeps and maintains on consumers, but agreed to the class action settlement.

Three different classes with separate timelines qualify for various settlements. The certified settlement classes are:

  • Injunctive Relief Class: Includes U.S. residents who were subject to at least one BIG consumer report sourced from TransUnion from Dec. 17, 2010 to June 28, 2018 and whose report contained a public record.
  • Rule 23(b)(2) Subgroup Class: Includes all Injunctive Relief Class Members who were subject to at least one BIG consumer report dated Dec. 17, 2013 to June 27, 2016, where the consumer report contained a public record (other than a bankruptcy) sourced from TransUnion, and where BIG’s records don’t reflect that the Class Member filed a dispute with BIG about the report.
  • Automatic Payment Class: Includes U.S. residents who were subject to at least one BIG consumer report dated Dec. 17, 2013 to June 27, 2016, where the consumer report contained a public record sourced from TransUnion and where BIG’s records show that the Class Member filed a dispute with BIG about the report.

Potential awards are estimated between $ 56 and $ 500, but members of the Automatic Payment Class might be entitled to more money if they provide proof they suffered damages as a result of the publication of the public record. Potential awards are as follows:

  • Injunctive Relief Class Members are not entitled to compensation; however, they have the right to sue individually for actual or punitive damages related to loss of employment, embarrassment or distress.
  • Rule 23(b)(2) Class Members can submit a claim form to receive a cash payment, which will be distributed pro rata. According to the settlement notice, if 10%of Rule 23(b)(2) Class Members file a claim, they will receive approximately $ 56.
  • Automatic Payment Class Members will be paid according to the number of points they are awarded based on their specific situation. It is estimated that the minimum payment will be approximately $ 500.

Click here for more information and to submit a claim by the Oct. 9, 2018 deadline.

Scotts Turf Builder EZ Seed

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If you purchased Scotts Turf Builder EZ Seed in California or New York, you could be eligible for a cash payment from a class action lawsuit settlement.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Inc. and The Scotts Company LLC allegedly falsely advertised that Scotts Turf Builder EZ Seed grows grass “50% Thicker with Half the Water” as compared to regular grass seeds. They deny the allegations, but agreed to the settlement to avoid ongoing litigation.

The EZ Seed product entered the marked in 2009, at which time Scotts called it a “revolutionary seeding product” that contained an absorbent material that acted like a sponge, expanding and surrounding seeds with a moist layer to provide them with constant water and nourishment.

The class action lawsuit alleged the product backfired because the absorbent mulch competes with the seeds for what moisture is available and “actually prevents it from growing.”

If your EZ Seed product resulted in the mulch mowing down the moisture that never reached the seeds, you could be eligible for up to $ 90 cash.

Class members of the Scotts EZ Seed settlement include consumers who bought any variety of Scotts EZ Seed including the 50% Thicker Claim in California or New York between Jan. 1, 2009 and Sept. 30, 2014.

Those without proof of purchase will receive a payment of $ 15 or more per package, up to a maximum of $ 45. Class members who provide proof of purchase can claim up to six packages for a total of $ 90.

For more details and to submit a claim form, click here.

Babyganics Lotion, Sunscreen, Diapers, Wipes

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If you purchased Babyganics baby care products, you could be eligible for a portion of a $ 2.215 million class action settlement from KAS Direct LLC.

The Babyganics organic class action settlement was reached after KAS Direct was accused of falsely advertising that its products were organic and made from “mineral-based ingredients.”

Consumers allege the only thing organic was what their babies supplied in the diapers despite the fact that Babyganics brand lotions, toothpaste, shampoo, diaper rash cream and sunscreen were advertised as organic.

Class members include those who bought certain Babyganics organic products between Sept. 7, 2010 and June 26, 2018 for personal use.

Consumers with proof of purchase will receive a full refund, and those without proof of purchase will receive a partial refund of up to eight covered Babyganics products.

KAS Direct admits no wrongdoing, but will update its packaging and advertising to help consumers determine whether or not the product ingredients are organic.

For details and to submit a claim by the Oct. 29, 2018 deadline, click here.

Medicredit Call Recording

If you were in California and you received a call by Medicredit on your cell phone, you could be eligible for a portion of a $ 5 million class action settlement.

Medicredit allegedly violated California’s Invasion of Privacy Law when it recorded phone calls without consent.

According to California law, all parties on a line must give permission before a call can be legally recorded.

Class members were in the state of California and received a call between June 29, 2014 and Feb. 26, 2015 from either Medicredit or The Outsource Group, which worked on Medicredit’s behalf.

Both companies deny the allegations but agreed to the settlement to avoid ongoing litigation.

The potential award will be distributed pro rata to class members who submit a timely and valid claim form by the Sept. 8, 2018 deadline.

Ally Financial Hidden Auto Leasing Fees

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If you leased-to-own a motor vehicle through Ally Financial’s SmartLease Contracts program, you could be eligible for a portion of a $ 19.7 million settlement.

Consumers who decided to purchase the vehicle they had been leasing alleged they were charged extra fees known as “dealer fees” or “documentary fees” that were not listed in the SmartLease Contract and that they never agreed to pay.

The company admits no liability under the terms of the settlement.

Class members include those in the U.S. who paid dealer or documentary fees not included in their SmartLease Contracts between June 4, 2009 and June 18, 2018.

The potential award will be adjusted on a pro rata basis, and the deadline to submit a claim is Jan. 9, 2019.

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Walmart, CVS, Walgreens CoQ-10 Supplements

Lang Pharma Nutrition Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Pharmacy Inc., Walgreen Company and Meijer Distribution Inc. agreed to a $ 1.3 million settlement regarding allegations their Coenzyme 10 (CoQ-10) supplements were misleadingly labeled as more effective than they were.

The products covered by this CoQ-10 class action settlement include:

  • Walmart’s Equate Clinical Strength High Absorption CoQ-10 100mg
  • CVS/Pharmacy Ultra CoQ-10 100mg
  • CVS/Health Ultra CoQ-10 100 mg
  • CVS/Pharmacy Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 100 mg
  • CVS/Health Enhanced Absorption Formula CoQ-10 100 mg
  • Walgreens Well at Walgreens CoQ-10 Enhanced Absorption Formula 100 mg
  • Walgreens Well at Walgreens CoQ-10 Enhanced Absorption Formula 200 mg
  • Meijer’s Ultra CoQ-10 100 mg

According to the lawsuit, CoQ-10 is an antioxidant nutrient produced naturally in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. CoQ-10 has proven health benefits, but it is not soluble in water and is poorly soluble in fat.

Even though Lang Pharma and other retailer defendants allegedly advertised their supplements as highly absorbable, plaintiffs claimed lab tests proved otherwise.

Class members of the CoQ-10 settlement include anyone in the U.S. who purchased a CoQ-10 product manufactured by Lang Pharma and sold by CVS, Walmart, Walgreens and Meijer under store brand labels between July 1, 2013 and July 24, 2018.

Those who submit timely, valid claim forms may choose between a $ 3.50 cash payment or a $ 12.50 product credit towards a variety of Lang Pharma products.

Don’t let this settlement opportunity dissolve before you have a chance to cash in.

Click here to submit a claim form by the deadline of Sept. 4, 2018.

Tesla Enhanced Autopilot Feature

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Tesla has agreed to a $ 5.4 million settlement regarding allegations the software updates for the Model S “Enhanced Autopilot” feature were delayed, allegedly leading to a dangerous defect.

Class Members include “All U.S. residents who purchased Enhanced Autopilot in connection with their purchase or lease of a Tesla Hardware 2 Model S or Model X vehicle delivered to them on or before September 30, 2017.”

The potential award varies from $ 20 to $ 280, depending on when the Tesla Model S was purchased.

No claim form is needed, but for more information on this settlement click here.

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