Gemma Collins filmed getting a Greggs after having weight loss jabs to help her slim down

GEMMA Collins has been filmed getting a Greggs after having weight loss jabs to help her slim down.

The 38-year-old showed off her weight loss in a peach floral dress and metallic high heeled sandals as she headed to a branch of the fast food bakery in London.

Gemma Collins has been filmed getting a Greggs after having weight loss jabs to help her slim down
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Gemma was all smiles as she headed to the counter and selected some sweet treats, which included a 90p Apple Danish, 90p London cheesecake and an 80pm novelty ring bun.

The Towie star also ordered a hot drink before leaving the shop with her snacks in a box and a few accompanying bags.

Her trip out was accompanied by a camera crew, who filmed her every move and selection at the counter.

Gemma’s outing to Greggs comes two days after The Sun Online exclusively revealed she is having £250 weight loss jabs to make herself slimmer.

Gemma headed to a Greggs in London to get some sweet treats
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Gemma made a number of selections at the counter
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The 38-year-old looked pretty in a peach floral dress
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Gemma has lost three stone since being on Dancing on Ice
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The star has wowed fans with her new trim figure this year after losing three-stone.

The GC is on new weight loss plan SkinnyJab, which are injections that act as an appetite suppressant.

The official website states that SkinnyJab “removes hunger from the equation”, also reassuring that the suppressant used in the the plan regulates blood glucose levels that allows the body to turn stored fat into energy.

It boasts that the plan is suitable for anyone aged between 18 and 76 and the first programme last three weeks, costing £250.


Repeat jabs are £135 a pop and last two to four weeks.

But one doctor told The Sun these injections could be dangerous.

Dr Sarah Jarvis, clinical director at patient.info said: “There’s no such thing as an injection which will help you lose weight safely.”

Gemma’s outing comes two days after The Sun Online revealed she is having £250 weight loss jabs to slim down
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Gemma was filmed by the camera crew leaving the store
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The Towie star also picked up a hot beverage
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Gemma has lost a staggering three stone since appearing on Dancing On Ice at the start of the year, undergoing gruelling training sessions with her professional partner Matt Evers at the time.

The former Towie star has revelled in flaunting her trim figure to fans, regularly sharing images and videos to her social media accounts.


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Getting To Know Someone: 53 Great Questions for Introductions

Getting to know someone can be an intimidating process – one upon which we all depend to build relationships. So how do you best go about it? Your body language, questions, and responses in the early moments of a conversation will form an impression that may or may not be to your advantage in the long run. Your skills in getting to know people successfully will directly affect the outcomes of job interviews, dates, and important client meetings. No pressure, right? 

We can all improve our conversation skills to better reach our personal goals.  Check out our video below for ideas on how to get to know someone, or just keep reading!

Small Talk Vs. Conversation

The best conversations are like a river – they flow along, even if there are a few bumps and turns along the way. It takes some practice and finesse to drive a balanced conversation that moves along naturally, and having some good questions tucked in your back pocket can help you navigate slow spots and push past mere small talk. After all, small talk, while necessary in many situations, won’t actually help you get to know someone. And then, when you see them again, there isn’t a good place to pick up where you left off!

The Art of Conversation - it is not just about you
The Art of Conversation – it is not just about you, it’s about getting to know the other person

Questions Drive Conversation

In this guide, we will share 53 great questions to ask to get to know someone. Asking questions helps show your conversation partner that you are interested in them as a person. They are designed to help draw out and introduce meaningful, rather than superficial, conversation topics that you can both converse on without forcing participation.

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Hobbies are an easy subject to help you get to know other people

The Purpose of Questions in Conversation

Many of these questions are deceptively revelatory, such as “who or where would you haunt if you were a ghost?” It may seem like harmless fun, but this question might reveal if your conversation partner has a sentimental or a vengeful streak, for example. The best part is that asking just one of these questions can open and carry an interesting conversation that will leave you far better acquainted with a new contact than everyday small talk.

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A conversation is an art form

Getting To Know Someone: DO’s and DON’Ts

  • DON’T be afraid of vulnerability. If you are unwilling to open up and show a little vulnerability, a conversation can feel stilted, superficial or fake. You also have to give a little to get some in return, and quality getting-to-know-you questions almost always depend on a certain degree of vulnerability on your part.
  • DO ease into deeper questions. Begin with the “Starter” questions below to get the conversation flowing, and then use the “Deeper” questions to transition between small talk and real conversation.
  • DO understand the context of your conversation. Interview questions or questions that are appropriate for a professional setting can seem too aggressive on a date.
  • DO give the other person some time to warm up. Many people feel uncomfortable talking with a new person in the beginning, so it’s best to give them some time to relax and fall into more natural conversation patterns.
  • DON’T beat a dead horse if your conversation “partner” isn’t pulling their weight in the conversation. DO make the best of it and keep asking questions if the situation requires it – you’re seated next to your narcissistic boss at a business dinner or you need to entertain a client.
  • DO listen carefully to the responses you receive from your questions. Use follow-up questions and prompts to dig deeper (Really? Why is that? How did that make you feel?) once you’ve reached a topic that you both seem to find interesting.
  • DON’T use these questions as the entire basis of your conversation. DO use them to change subjects in awkward moments when a conversation has fizzled out.
  • DO be prepared for unexpected answers to many questions; after all, you don’t really know them yet!
  • DO ask open-ended questions (what kind of food do you like?); yes/no or closed-ended questions (do you prefer tacos or burritos?) won’t give you much meaningful material with which to engage in a real conversation.
  • DON’T forget to think through your own answers to these questions; the expectation of conversation is usually that you would be willing to answer a question in return.
  • DON’T ask questions that people might not want to answer for the fear of being judged (are you a messy or a clean person? Do you spank your kids?). As a consquence, they will be more closed-off if they feel they have to choose between lying and being judged.
  • DON’T ask questions that (what is your biggest pet peeve)talk about the meaning of life or the biggest pet peeve
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Hobbies and personal interests are easy starter conversation topics – just ask Sven Raphael Schneider about driving fast cars!

53 Great Questions To Get To Know Someone

Before diving into the list, it is important to note that not all conversation questions are alike. Questions at the beginning of a conversation with a person you don’t know should be neutral and relatively easy to answer so that you can establish a basic level of comfort with one another. They often play off of typically light starter conversation topics such as work, family, entertainment, or personal interests, which makes for an ideal transition into deeper questions later on once you know the person a little bit better.

You can also ask fun questions that don’t go too deep but simply help to put your conversation partner at ease. If you are humorous in general a funny ice breaker can work quite well too. Here is a list of conversation starters.

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Two well-dressed men having a conversation at Pitti Uomo

Conversation Starters – Easy & Fun Questions To Get To Know Someone

  1. What do you do when you’re not working?
  2. Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?
  3. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  4. What is your favorite way to relax?
  5. What is your favorite book to read? – or – What is your favorite song or favorite movie?
  6. What makes you laugh the most?
  7. What is your favorite holiday?
  8. What was the last book you read/movie you saw?
  9. What are your favorite TV shows?
  10. What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?
  11. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
  12. Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
  13. What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
  14. What is something you have only recently formed an opinion about?
  15. What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of?
  16. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives?
  17. What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
  18. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
  19. What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
  20. What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?
  21. What object have you been searching for with no luck?
  22. What social customs do you wish would just disappear?
  23. What quirky things do people do where you are from?
  24. Who or where would you haunt if you were a ghost?
  25. Bonus: What is your favorite color?
The art of introduction
The art of introduction

Deeper Conversation Questions

Now, for the deeper questions. Each one is designed to go beyond the surface and encourage more revealing, real conversation. In fact, it might feel uncomfortable to ask some of these questions, but ultimately the goal of getting to know someone on a deeper level means putting yourself and the other person in a more vulnerable position. It’s a worthwhile tradeoff.

  1. What is your favorite animal or what animal would you be? Even though it seems like an easy starter question, the answer can tell you a lot of the character of a person. Someone who is a Panda Bear will probably be different than someone who says shark, lion or wolf. Of course, maybe you’ll just learn what pets they like. In any case, remember the answer so you can reference the animal again later on.
  2. What gets you out of bed every day? Though someone with a sarcastic sense of humor might say “the alarm clock,” this question is intended to reveal a person’s deeper motivations in life.
  3. What do you value in a friendship? This is an easy, deeper follow-up to any mention of a friend. It should also reveal what your conversation partner likes in someone they choose to socialize with, as opposed to one they have to socialize with.
  4. What do you say more often in life: yes or no? This question will show how self-aware the person is with regards to what other people ask of them. Are they a push-over or the opposite, and do they want to change it?
  5. What is on your bucket list? This is an easy question that actually digs more deeply into a person’s motivations and goals than you might initially think. It’s usually a great question for offering up common ground and many different new directions to take the conversation.
  6. What would you tell your teenage self if you could go back in time? We all make mistakes and have challenges in our youth, and many people still carry those scars (or battle the same demons) in their adult lives. This question requires more vulnerability than most, so it helps to have thought through your own response to this.
  7. What is the hardest part about raising children? For parents, children are an easy choice for a conversation topic, and the pressure to be the “perfect” parent on the surface can cause many parents to suppress having meaningful conversations about how hard parenting can be. Giving parents an opening to discuss the myriad challenges of raising children can be a welcome way to deepen a conversation and get to know a person through their daily struggles.
  8. What do you wish was different about modern parenting? Again, the expectations of modern parents can be overwhelming, and any parent is certain to have an opinion (or 12) about what they find the most daunting element of parenthood to be.
  9. What gets you fired up? This general question is highly open-ended, and therefore a little bit less intimidating to ask. The responder can choose how deeply they’d like to get into the subject. It can easily be modified to be more specific, which you may want to do if you are in a place in which the response might involve controversial subjects. If you leave it open-ended, be prepared to talk about things that the responder is really passionate about, such as politics or a quirky hobby.
  10. What mistake do you keep making again and again? Questions about failure are some of the most revealing ones out there and will speak volumes about the character of the kind of person you are talking to.
  11. What have you created that you are most proud of? Most people are willing to talk about their accomplishments and this question will help draw out what a person is proud of in his or her life.
  12. What’s the best thing you got from your parents? To clarify, this could mean a gift, a character trait, or an important life lesson. This question will often reveal the nature of the respondent’s relationship with their parents and how they view their childhood in retrospect.
  13. What’s one responsibility you really wish you didn’t have? This question is a quick way to find out what people feel are unnecessary burdens in their lives, and they can range from imposed (job changes) to self-inflicted (I wish I hadn’t bought a house). Finally, they can speak to how people approach their responsibilities in life – are they powerless victims or are they aware of the choices they have?
  14. What’s the best and worst thing about getting older? Aging can be a sore spot for many people, and the passage of time can prompt musings on missed opportunities, gratitude, and hopes for the future.
  15. What chance encounter changed your life forever? Most people have experienced a lucky encounter in their lives, and this question often leads to funny, sentimental, or meaningful life stories.
  16. What do you regret not doing? Regret can be a very powerful feeling, and it tends to be universal. Most people won’t have an issue coming up with an answer (or several) to this question, but since it is negative in nature it’s wise to balance it with a positive question before or after it.
  17. Do you believe in second chances? This potentially sensitive question is a good follow up to a conversation about difficult interactions or relationships. It speaks to everyone’s desire to be offered a second chance in their own lives while finding the capacity to forgive other people for their transgressions. It may also show you how kind or unkind someone is
  18. Do you want to retire to live or live to retire? It can be interesting to discover who believes that all enjoyment – travel, hobbies, etc – have to wait for retirement, while others are determined to live well regardless of their employment status.
  19. What are some things you wish you could unlearn? Everyone has bad habits, right? Commiseration is an easy way to connect with a new acquaintance and learn more about how they tick.
  20. What do you wish your brain was better at doing? This gives a person an easier way to share his or her weaknesses because the question deliberately uses “your brain” instead of “you”. That small degree of separation helps reduce the sensitivity of the question without shying away from the subject itself.
  21. What or who couldn’t you live without? This question strikes right at the heart of who and what a person values in their life, and they will usually add in why. If not, ask!
  22. When do you feel the most confident? The response to this question can go in many interesting directions, perhaps to a certain outfit or in a specific setting.
  23. If a crystal ball could tell you anything about your future, what would you want to know? You can ask this question in conjunction with #25.
  24. If you could change one personal decision in your past, what would that be? The opposite of #15, this question reveals how people feel about past actions they have made.
  25. What goal are you working on now? Even if they don’t have elaborate annual goal planning sessions, everyone has a goal. This open-ended question gives you conversation partner considerable flexibility in how they answer, which makes it an easy one to ask.
  26. What scares you about the future? Everyone has fears, and this is an interesting way to narrow the question down and find some common ground. You may also determine what kind of person you are talking to.
  27. When was the last time you cried? Doubtless, this is a very personal question and choosing the right time to ask it can be tough. However, it does strike right at the heart of the other person’s deepest pain or frustration.
  28. Do you believe people are at the whim of destiny or that they can create it themselves?
  29. Who is someone that you miss having in your life? Deaths or departures of close family and friends can have a lasting impact on a person’s emotional life, and since the experience is fairly universal, it can be a good way to find common ground with a new acquaintance.
  30. Bonus: What question do you always want to ask people but don’t have the courage to ask? Social norms can be powerful, but they can also blunt a conversation in the name of being “polite”. This question can help reveal other people’s frustrations with social norms and open the door to discussing taboo but interesting topics.
  31. Bonus: Who did you share a table with at lunch in high school? It is a more indirect way to learn where they were among the cool kids, the nerds, if they excelled in sport etc. Based on the other conversation you may also be able to see if they have evolved since then or if they are just like they always were.
  32. Bonus: What fictional character do I identify with? It gives your conversation partner to talk about someone they admire and look up to. Maybe they think about their childhood hero, which puts them more at ease and can tell you what attitude they have towards life.
Kids may also ruin your hair but they will have a blast
Raising children is a nearly endless source of conversation material

Conclusion

Getting to know someone takes effort, and these questions offer you a simple way to dig deeper, faster. What questions do you find are the most helpful in getting to know a person? Do you have special questions for dates, interviews, clients, and colleagues?


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The complete guide to dark under eye circles (and getting rid of them)

Sick of always looking tired? Listen up

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They’re persistent, annoying and can make you look like you’ve had zero hours’ sleep even when you’ve managed eight. Dark under eye circles affect a lot of us at some point in our lives; but what actually causes them, and can you get rid of them?

We caught up with some of the experts to find out what can be done about dark under eye bags…

What causes dark under eye circles?

According to No7, the three leading factors associated with having dark circles under eyes are thinner skin, hyper-pigmentation and thicker or increased number of capillaries.

‘Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a number of different factors, from genetics to skin allergies,’ explains Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist at London’s Cadogan Clinic and author of The Skincare Bible. ‘Rings under the eyes often run within a family and can be down to your skin type.

‘Dark circles are very common, however hyperpigmentation under the eyes is more common in Asian skin because dark-skinned people have more melanin (the pigment which gives skin its colour) than light-skinned people. This is sometimes known as periorbital melanosis.

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‘Lifestyle choices also play a big part in dark circles. When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you lose hydration around the eye area and underlying blood vessels appear more prominent. Ageing is another factor, as we age our skin thins, which makes blood vessels more visible and we lose volume due to a depletion in collagen, pulling the lower eye area down and creating hollow contours and shadows.

‘Those with chronic inflammatory skin disorders such as eczema or skin allergies may also suffer from this problem. Inflamed, itchy skin can result in hyperpigmentation, which is followed by rubbing and scratching of the affected area.’

How to get rid of dark under eye circles

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There’s no ‘cure’ for dark circles per se, but there are a few things you can do to make them less visible.

‘UV radiation and too much exposure to the sun can result in worsening of pre-existing dark circles. I recommend wearing daily sunscreen to prevent damage to ’normal’ skin, as well as limiting further pigmentation problems once dark circles have already developed,’ says Dr Anjali.

‘Wear SPF around the eyes and high-quality sunglasses that are able to filter out radiation in an effective manner are also recommended.

‘Sleep is so important. Loss of sleep results in lacklustre skin and a sallow complexion. Getting enough sleep can help with visibility. Also, too much salt and alcohol will dehydrate your skin, making your eyes puffy and your circles look a lot worse.’

Eye cream for dark circles

When looking for the right eye cream for dark circles, there are a few key ingredients you can look for that will help your cause. ‘Vitamin C, kojic acids, arbutin and hydroquinone help to reduce melanin production so look out for these key ingredients when buying an eye cream,’ advises Dr Anjali.

Try Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Eye Crème, £30 at Boots. Inspired by make-up artists yellow colour correcting ‘banana powder’, it’s a vitamin C enriched formula that also colour corrects for instantly softened dark circles.

How to cover dark under eye circles with make-up

‘Most of us have a blue tone under the eye but if you have more pink/cool undertone in the skin, the darkness appears as purple and blue,’ explains Bobbi Brown Senior PRO Artist Amy Conway. ‘If you have a more golden/warm undertone it appears as brown and grey under the eye.

‘For darkness, a corrector is essential! It’s a creamy formula that instantly corrects purple, blue or brown shadows. Then opt for a creamy concealer to layer onto to brighten and lift the under eye as well as bringing it back to skin tone.

‘For extreme dryness opt for a rich balm like eye cream. I love the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Eye Cream for extreme dryness as it instantly calms and brightens and then hydrates the under eye all day long.’

Below, Amy shares her three steps to successfully covering up dark circles with make-up.

Step 1: Prep

‘Start by prepping the skin with a hydrating eye cream, this will ensure your concealer looks bright and smooth all day look and will stop any creasing. I love Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Eye Cream as it’s also a primer which will give you that extra longevity to your make-up.’

Step 2: Correct

‘A corrector is an essential to banish any darkness under the eye. These come in two tones- often a pink and a peach. Pink correctors will take out any blueness or purple shadow. Peach correctors will take out and brown or greyish shadow. Once you find your shade, apply from the inner with a brush a blend outwards and down concentrating on the darkness only.

‘Top tip: apply most of your product towards the inner corner of the eye to give and instant brightness, and skip the outer corner as that’s where we have more texture.’

Step 3: Perfect

‘Next layer a concealer on top and blend out towards the cheekbone. The job of a concealer is to give you that extra coverage whilst bringing it back to skin tone for a flawless finish. Also do keep your Concealer in your handbag as it’s the perfect product for touch ups throughout the day.

Is there a dark under eye circles treatment out there?

‘If puffiness is an issue then surgical treatment called blepharoplasty is the only thing that will make a considerable difference to the appearance of the skin,’ Dr Anjali says.

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Cottage season has arrived and for many cottage owners, weekends at the cottage have already begun! If cottage living is part of your summer plans, or your dream – here are some great ideas for improving your upcoming cottage season!

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Find The Perfect Spot: If you already have a cottage, you’ve got this covered! If not, it’s time to start looking. Funding the purchase of a cottage doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you have equity in your existing home. In some cases, a home equity loan can be used to fund a cottage purchase or access funds towards a long-term cottage rental. A home equity specialist can help you determine what options will get you out enjoying your own cottage the fastest.

Freshen Up: The cottage should be a place you look forward to visiting, even on rainy days where you might be stuck indoors! Freshening up your space with new linens, a fresh coat of paint, new flooring or the like can make it feel more like a home away from home.

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Make It Cozy: Nothing ruins a weekend away like a bad night’s sleep! It can be tempting to fill your cottage with second hand pieces and hand-me-downs, but be selective with what pieces you choose to use to furnish your cottage. A new mattress is a worthwhile investment if it means you actually get to enjoy nights at the cottage. Other furniture pieces should also be selected to be both stylish and comfortable so that they are a pleasure to use regularly.

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Add Those Conveniences: Some conveniences, like having laundry on site, can be minor if you’re only at the cottage for a few days at a time but if you plan to spend a large part of the summer at the cottage, having access to every day conveniences like laundry, air conditioning and a full kitchen and will ensure the cottage is a great place to get away for longer periods of time as well.

Creating An Outdoor Kitchen

Build an Experience: What would make your time at the cottage even more enjoyable? Perhaps you envision soaking in the hot tub under the stars. Or maybe you love to entertain and an outdoor kitchen with a built in fire feature would give you the perfect place to host guests from early spring right through to late fall. For those who love the water, a boat for afternoons out on the lake, a dock to fish off of or a few jet skis for fun on the lake may all be on the wish list!

Whether you are looking for your first cottage or planning to update your cottage for a fresh, cozy, convenient home away from home with all the amenities you dream of, using the equity in your home or in your cottage are both options that can be used to turn your dreams into a reality!

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‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ is just two weeks into filming for season 12 and lovebscott.com already has some exclusive tidbits to share.

As revealed during the reunion, NeNe’s altercation with producers was way more intense than we saw. We saw NeNe rip a cameraman’s shirt, but Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss shared that one of the crew members ended up in the hospital with a missing tooth after NeNe put her hands on him.

For that reason, in addition to NeNe’s ‘bad attitude’ in dealing with producers and execs behind the scenes, sources tell lovebscott.com that NeNe has been forced to “sit out” for at least the first part of the season — maybe longer — as the ladies begin filming.

NeNe is being paid per episode, so every filming she misses is money out of her pocket — so we’re sure she’s not thrilled.

As we’ve exclusively reported, Kenya Moore’s return is a done deal and she’s preparing to film season (with a raise, contrary to other reports) and we’ll get to see her husband AND baby Brooklyn.

We’ve also been told that the network is on the hunt for a new housewife with a BIG name to draw viewers.

The season is just getting started and, as always, we’ll will keep you up to date on the latest ‘Housewives’ tea coming out of Atlanta.

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How can a man so fine be so crazy? That’s what most of us were asking after we saw Michael Ealy in 2015’s The Perfect Guy. But upon the release of his latest film, The Intruder, we’re finding out the actor might have a little bit of stalker in him for real– or at least he did.

We asked the 45-year-old what’s the craziest thing he ever did for love, and out poured a tale of posting up outside of his ex-girlfriend’s house for hours that we didn’t not expect to come out of the mouth of the ever-elusive star who is always so cool, calm, and collected. Granted, this happened during his college days at the University of Maryland, but we’re still intrigued.

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Kid Cudi will once again be bringing his unique taste to the fashion game. He has been slotted to design his own shoe with adidas.

As reported by High Snobiety Cuder has confirmed a long-rumored design deal with the German sportswear company. On Sunday, May 12 the Cleveland native posted artwork of a woman with a star landing on her head with a personalized adidas URL underneath. His caption simply read “@adidasoriginals”. The same creative was used on billboard snipes throughout Los Angeles and New York City.

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This will be the Cudi’s second run with the sneaker brand; in 2018 he endorsed the TRESC Run release. While the details behind the upcoming drop have yet to be revealed the deal seems like a natural progression for both parties considering his close friend and frequent collaborator Kanye West set up his YEEZY Supply shop there.

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5.10.19 Auto makers getting into auto insurance; Clark Stinks

As automobiles become increasingly autonomous, the nature of car insurance is changing too. Tesla is at the forefront of this change; Christa reads listener posts about how Clark has missed the mark in his advice this week. If you have a “Clark Stinks” to share you can leave it here.

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Ramona Singer Would ‘Never Say Never’ To Getting Back Together With Mario!

During a brand new interview, RHONY star Ramona Singer revealed that she and her former husband are in a ‘good place’ these days. As fans remember, the two put an end to their marriage back in 2014 after a shocking cheating scandal.

The reality TV celeb even admitted that she is not a hundred percent against the two of them getting back together.

As you may know, Ramona and her ex, Mario surprised fans when they reunited on RHONY for one episode late last month.

But would they maybe give their romance a second chance?

While chatting with HollywoodLife, Ramona talked about that possibility, saying that ‘Getting divorced wasn’t easy, but you know what? Mario and I are in a good place which you saw on the show. I love him as a person. I settled into that and it’s important to not harbor any animosity towards one person for the other.’

The celeb explained that the main reason why she wants to stay friendly with her ex is that it’s not healthy to have resentments, cheating or not!

It’s just ‘not good for yourself or your heart and soul or your children that you share.’

The two are the co-parents of a 24 year old daughter named Avery.

When asked about whether or not she would consider getting back together, Ramona admitted that ‘We’re friendly and that feels good. You always say never say never but I don’t know. I don’t think so. We’re different people. We want different things.’

So it sounds like resetting their romance is, while not impossible, very unlikely at this point.

Ramona also rejected the idea of the two of them just casually hooking up, saying that she’s too ‘mature’ for that.

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Trump cites executive privilege to block Congress from getting full Mueller report

The White House on Wednesday invoked the legal principle of executive privilege to block the release of the unredacted Mueller report on Russian election meddling, challenging U.S. House Democrats as they met to vote on holding Attorney General William Barr in contempt for refusing to hand over the document.


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Kentucky Derby payouts: The 2019 winner will be getting a fortune

When it comes to the 2019 Kentucky Derby, it pays to be a winner. The top five finishers will bring home some serious bank, splitting the majority of a $ 3 million purse – up $ 1 million from the prize total that stood from 2005-2018. That’s a lot of moolah getting spread around to the fastest…
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5.1.19 Getting a mortgage if you are self-employed; New-style payday lenders; Robot baristas are on the way

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Kenya Moore Tells Fans To Join Her In The Quest Of Getting Back In Shape – Her Jaw-Dropping Photo Has People Praising Her Looks

Kenya Moore shared a photo in which her jaw-dropping figure has fans really excited. She’s wearing a skin-tight dress which shows a lot as you can see in the photo below.

Kenya has definitely snapped back to her old self after giving birth to baby Brooklyn, and fans never miss an occasion to tell her this.

Here are Kenya’s pic and her advice on getting your body back in shape.

‘Summer is around the corner! @bodycompleterx will help you get your body right! Lose those last pounds with me. Let’s do this together! #bodycompleterx,’ Kenya captioned her post.

Someone commented ‘If you sexy and you know it 👏 your hands if you sexy and you know it raises your hands Yesssssssss !!!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

A follower posted ‘OMG!!! I would die for that hourglass shape!!! Yes, I would live for it, abundantly!!’

Someone else is really happy that Kenya will be back on RHOA and praised her and her family as well: ‘Hello Kenya you look absolutely fabulous new baby Brooklyn she is just absolutely fabulous adorable. God bless you with a beautiful family and your husband is handsome endearing looking. God is good. Now you stay strong and encouraged. I’m glad you back on Atlanta Housewives everyone has a character to bring long as you keep your truth. God will keep his truth with you like he said he would you’ll never leave you nor forsake you always with you and your family. I love you. Mrs. Lady Kenya. Detroit lady with a Boss diva natality with nothing but love and kindness behind it..💕💕💕💕💕

Kenya is an inspiration for this person: ‘You inspire me SO MUCH @thekenyamoore I wish I could have you as my workout partner. It’s so hard to stay motivated, yet you do it with ease. Looking good Queen 🍑🏋🏽‍♀️🏆

Someone else gushed over Brooklyn’s mom and said ‘Ms Kenya Moore! You are absolutely gorgeous! I’ve loved you since way back when u had your roles in shows. Now you a boss and mother.💕🌹

Recently, Kenya had an exciting announcement to make on her social media account for her fans.

She told them that her dream of having a great hair line has now become a reality after the latest partnership.

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The actress, who pleaded not guilty in the college admissions scandal, doesn’t understand why she’s getting so much criticism, the source said

Actress Lori Loughlin felt she had no other option but to plead not guilty in the college admissions scandal, a source close to Loughlin tells CNN.


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Lush is getting rid of their ENTIRE social media

Why? Because they’re ‘tired of algorithms’

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Lush has announced it is closing its UK social media accounts, because it is ‘tired of fighting with algorithms’.

The beauty brand – known for its vegan bath bombs and face masks – revealed its plans to ‘switch up social’ in a string of tweets earlier this week, in a bid to have more direct contact with their customers via email, phone or their website.

Speaking about their new plan on Twitter, which will see Lush UK’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as their Lush Kitchen, Lush Times, Lush Life, Soapbox and Gorilla come to an end, the company wrote:

‘We’re switching up social. Increasingly, social media is making it harder and harder for us to talk to each other directly. We are tired of fighting with algorithms, and we do not want to pay to appear in your newsfeed. So we’ve decided it’s time to bid farewell to some of our social channels and open up the conversation between you and us instead.’

The statement continued: ‘Lush has always been made up of many voices, and it’s time for all of them to be heard. We don’t want to limit ourselves to holding conversations in one place, we want social to be placed back in the hands of our communities – from our founders to our friends. We’re a community and we always have been. We believe we can make more noise using all of our voices across the globe because when we do we drive change, challenge norms and create a cosmetic revolution. We want social to be more about passions and less about likes.

‘This isn’t the end, it’s just the start of something new. #LushCommunity – see you there.’

Lush UK’s Twitter account boasts over 202,000 followers, with over double on Facebook, while their Instagram followers have racked up to 569,000.

Lush North America however will not follow suit and will continue to be present on social media.

Well we weren’t expecting that.

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Somebody Is Getting Fired: Adorable Photo Of Bey And Jay’s Twins Leaked Online

We’ve finally got a snap of Jay and Bey‘s babies. Yep, we’re talking all three of the cuties. There’s big sis, Blue Ivy literally holdin’ down the twins, Rumi and Sir.

The Instagram pic which is sepia toned for great effect, the setting is a grassy area with 7-year-old Blue Ivy holding the twins. The image is a photo taken of a photo hanging on a wall. The reflection from a nearby light source nearly obscures Blue Ivy’s nose and mouth in the photo. See the photo here.

The twins were born on June 1, 2017. And since we’re discussing the Carter youngins, according to Sandra Rose, “Beyonce fans say the boy; Sir, is the spitting image of his roughneck father, rapper Jay-Z. While the girl, Rumi, slightly resembles Beyonce.”

Alrighty then, we’ll leave it at that.

Meanwhile, speaking of Blue Ivy, it’s “Corny Joke Time!”

Now, if you’ve been under a rock and just don’t know, “Corny joke time” is a regular installment on Tina Knowles-Lawson‘s Instagram. The word is Tina’s famous daughters, Beyonce and Solange, are not impressed and are in fact embarrassed by tey mama’s corn ball jokes. But hey, who cares what THEY think … Tina’s 2 million followers can’t enough of ’em!

In a recent video post, the 65-year-old stylist and philanthropist was joined by a very special guest: her adorable 7-year-old granddaughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

Although Blue Ivy is not actually seen in the video, because she came up with the joke herself, she was nearby and even waved to fans just before delivering her one-liner. And honestly, even though the joke came from an elementary schooler, it’ll make you chuckle … at least a little bit.

“So,” Blue Ivy began. “How many lips does a flower have?”

Lawson responded in the post below: “Well, how many?” This was the moment when—wait for it!—Blue Ivy offered the perfect zinger.

“Two lips,” she said. “Tulips—you get it? There’s a kind of flower that’s called a tulip.”

While giggling, her grandmother conceded, “I got it, I got it.”

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‘The Challenge’: Cory Reveals If He Ever Plans To Return After Getting Kicked Off ‘Final Reckoning’

Things didn’t end well for Cory Wharton on his last season of ‘The Challenge,’ but is he done with the show for good? He tells all about his plans for the future in this EXCLUSIVE interview!

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CBD is getting buzz, but does it work? And is it legal?

US regulators exploring ways CBD could be used legally in foods and dietary supplements
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Scouted: A Runner’s Guide to Getting the Right Type of Shoes For Your Unique Feet

When I started running, I was much heavier than I am today — and my feet were flat.

My form was a joke. I hurt myself constantly and developed terrible habits that cost me both in physical pain and in the time I lost to achieve better fitness. I struggled through the early stages of that journey until I realized my shitty, old shoes were just not going to cut it. I needed serious support for my weak ankles, and I needed to start paying attention to my gait while I ran (which is comically difficult to do).

As a result, I started upgrading my running shoes and buying them with much more intention. Going back to 2017, I largely relied on two different shoes.

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Getting Bored In Your Relationship? That Could Be A Good Thing

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In the rush of schedules, house chores, careers, and Netflix, relationships can get really stagnant. And that’s super normal. We often equate boredom in a relationship to something terrible, but in reality, it’s a natural part of partnership growth.

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“Over time, we get more comfortable in a relationship,” Marisa T. Cohen, an associate professor of psychology at St. Francis College and author of “From First Kiss to Forever” told Washington Post.

“We get set in our ways, and with that comes a wonderful sense of security and trust in our partners.”

But the monotony can start to weigh on folks who see themselves as more adventurous. The routine “may be unnerving to some people, especially those who want or expect that exciting and passionate feeling they experienced at the beginning of the relationship,” Cohen explained.

And let’s be honest, the rush of newness can be addicting–especially when we haven’t felt it in a while due to being in a long-term relationship. The accessibility we now have with dating apps and platforms also makes jumping ship easier than ever before.

“With the rise in swipe-based sites and the ‘gamification’ of dating, part of the appeal for people may be the thrill of the chase, or meeting new people on a regular basis,” Cohen describes.

In the rush of schedules, house chores, careers, and Netflix, relationships can get really stagnant.

“You can have a fear of missing out on something ‘better,’ making the wrong decision, or being stuck or trapped in a relationship that isn’t right,” Rebekah Montgomery, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington told Washington Post.

But all of these feeling and anxiety are real and expected. But the beauty is, if you’ve reached boredom and optimal comfort with your partner, you probably have really invested and built the core foundation of any connection: love and commitment. You may be lacking a little passion, but that aspect is easier to awaken. Humans are endlessly deep and you have to work to create opportunities to get to know your partner on a deeper level.

“When you transition to relationship mode, you are essentially focusing your time and energy on one partner, creating a deep, intimate space with them,” Cohen said of this relationship space.

“Being with someone who is soft, kind and supportive is pretty stable; it’s not the roller-coaster ride, or anxiety and butterflies of wondering what’s going to happen next. It might, at first, even feel a little boring.”

But you can offset the boredom with distance, travel, pursuing separate hobbies and bringing it back home–all of these moments will help turn up the heat. Don’t be bored. Get creative in loving your mate in different ways.


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While You’re Getting Paid for NCAA Brackets, A New Bill Proposes College Athletes Get Paid

A Republican congressman is pushing to pass a new bill that would allow student-athletes to make money off of their image and likeness. Introduced days before the start of March Madness and NCAA brackets-madness, the Student-Athlete Equity Act would amend the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bylaws that prohibit students from receiving any form of outside payment for the use of their name, image, and likeness. Under current NCAA rules, student-athletes are not allowed to sign endorsement deals, accept gifts from fans, or even sell their autograph. Duke’s Zion Williamson, for example, can’t earn a dime despite the fact that his athletic prowess has high-profile celebrities and fans pouring into the stands to see him play.

“Signing an athletic scholarship with a school should not be a moratorium on your rights to your name, image, and self-worth,” reads a statement by the bill’s legislator, North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker. “It’s time to bring equity to student-athletes and fix the injustices that exist in the current NCAA model. After nearly two years of discussions with players and leaders, we are introducing legislation that won’t cost the NCAA or our schools a single dollar, while empowering college athletes with the same opportunities that every American should have in a free-market.”

Similar to how superstars like LeBron James, Michael Jordan, and Serena Williams have made millions from lucrative endorsement deals, the Student-Athlete Equity Act would allow student-athletes to get paid when they appear in video games and other public media by amending the definition of “an amateur” in the NCAA tax code. The bill, however, does not advocate for students to receive direct payment from NCAA member schools.

The bill is the latest action in the ongoing “pay-to-play” debate. For years, critics have argued that players are being exploited by colleges, which rake in millions of dollars from fans who pay to watch them play. Colleges and universities are also allowed to profit off the student-athletes’ likeness by selling promotional items like jerseys. The NCAA, on the other hand, argues that athletes are rewarded with sports scholarships, free education, and other perks.

“To be able to profit off the backs of many of the students, some which come from underprivileged or impoverished areas, to me, that’s not fair,” Walker told WFMY News, “If everybody else has access to the free market, they should as well.”

Walker’s bill comes just days before the start of March Madness, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, on Tuesday. During the Division I tournament, CBS and Turner Sports, sponsors, NCAA, universities, and coaches, will earn a mint.

“We’re not asking the NCAA or the schools to spend a dime on these athletes,” Walker told ThinkProgress. “We’re asking for them to have the same rights to the free market that you and I have.”

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Lyft, Uber can’t change fact that the Silicon Valley IPO is just getting worse for public investors

Lyft, Slack, Pinterest and Postmates have already filed. Uber and Airbnb are expected to join before the end of the year. But even with the big names and big valuation initial public offerings in 2019, there is evidence the traditional IPO is dying.
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Robert Kraft Caught on Video Getting Handjob and Paying $100, Florida Authorities Say

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged on Monday with soliciting prostitution in Florida after hidden cameras allegedly showed him paying for sex inside a massage parlor.

Kraft is one of 25 people charged with misdemeanors, State’s Attorney for Palm Beach County Dave Aronberg said at a press conference. Kraft, 77, is charged with two counts of of soliciting a person to commit prostitution and was issued a summons to appear in court in April. A low-level arrest warrant was also issued for Kraft, who does not reside in Florida. (A spokesperson for Kraft previously denied he committed any “illegal activity.”)

Police witnessed Kraft inside the “Orchids of Asia” massage parlor in Jupiter, Florida on two separate occasions, thanks to a “sneak and peek” warrant that allowed them to plant recording devices. In one instance, cameras recorded a woman hugging Kraft before he took off all his clothing and “laid face up on the massage table,” according to a probable cause affidavit.  

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The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game

The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game


The brand that is famous for its high-tech makeup brushes is getting into the brow game

Sigma Beauty is beloved for their cult favorite makeup brushes, used by everyone from celebrity makeup artists to beauty lovers across the globe. Of course, the brand also offers makeup products like highlighters and eyeshadow palettes, but Sigma Beauty’s brushes are what really put them on the map.

So, you can imagine our excitement when we learned that the brand was launching an entire brow collection! A relatively untouched category for the brand (they had released a couple of powders in the past), Sigma has done a little bit more than just dip their toes into the brow category.

Instead, Sigma Beauty has officially entered the brow game with a bang, by launching not one, not two, but six (!) new products: a pomade, powder, gel, pencil, wax, and crayon. Starting today, February 19th, you can get the Sigma Beauty brow products at sigmabeauty.com.

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The best part? Every single item in the collection (which the brand calls “fierce and functional”) retails for less than $ 20. Below, we’ve highlighted some standout products from the Sigma Beauty brow line.

Sigma Beauty Fill & Blend Brow Pencil

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Sigma Beauty | $ 19


The long-wearing, short-tipped pencil comes in three shades, and is pretty much foolproof.

Sigma Beauty Define & Pose Brow Pomade

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Sigma Beauty | $ 17


A creamy pomade that’s actually smudge-proof and water-resistant? The dream.

Sigma Beauty Color & Shape Brow Powder Duo

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Two shades, so you can create your own custom-blended perfect shade match.

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Getting a Tax Refund is Not Always Good

Despite the news that more tax paying Americans will have to pay more taxes due to Trump’s “tax cut,” many people are anticipating their tax refund. What has been celebrated as “bonus money,” is actually a financial facade of a bigger issue. The most common cause of a tax refund is tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), for low-income households, particularly with children. Also, entrepreneurs and homeowners are able to leverage qualified tax deductions, which can produce hefty tax refunds. However, if you receive a large tax refund, but do not qualify for the EITC and are not a home or business owner, then, Houston, we (may) have a problem, as the saying goes. Here’s why getting a tax refund is not always good.

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Gives the Government an Interest-Free Loan

Outside of tax credits, like the EITC, or business and homeowner tax deductions, a tax refund is the payment of overpaid taxes to the government throughout the year by an individual or household.

“Essentially, a tax refund is an interest-free loan that consumers give to the government,” explains Edeline Dryden, CEO of Dryden Tax & Accounting Services.

Cheats You of Needed Cash

As workers wait for their tax refund, they are giving the government the use of their hard earned money to run or “shutdown” the government. This leaves many workers to struggle financially, living paycheck to paycheck throughout the year.

The amount of income from the paycheck withheld for taxes is determined by the W-4 completed when hired. The reality is the last time the W-4 was updated was when the person started their job.

Neglecting to update or complete the W-4 correctly can cause the over payment of taxes to the government.

Dryden suggests “Review and/or update your W-4 at least annually, as necessary. The goal is to keep that income in your paycheck to use throughout the year.”

More Money Magnifies Bad Money Behaviors

As Biggie Smalls said, “More money, more problems.” If a person has poor spending habits, having access to more money will just magnify that bad behavior. Even with good intentions of saving and paying off debt, financial fornicators may surrender to the temptation of excessive spending of the “bonus money.”

“If spending habits are questionable,” Dryden advises “divide the refund into three even categories. These categories can include savings for emergencies, debt repayment, and spending for pleasure or necessity.”

By breaking the refund into these three categories, you will start a savings safety net, knock down some debt, and enjoy some of the cash so you won’t feel deprived.

Dryden also shares a few ways to make sure you get the most out of your paycheck throughout the year:

Adjust withholding to get your money throughout the year

If you have life changes, like a marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, death of a spouse or child, or even an income change (i.e., pay raise); your W-4 should be updated appropriately. This will ensure that your employer is not withholding more than necessary.

“The real winner of the tax game is the person who doesn’t owe taxes or gets minimal or no refund.” Dryden explains, “This means they kept their income throughout the year.”

Dryden recommends speaking with a tax accountant or tax professional for assistance in completing the W-4 correctly.

Use the extra income to pay off debt or build your emergency fund faster

“Use that extra income in your paycheck to pay off debt or to build your emergency savings fund.” says Dryden.

The importance of having an emergency fund was realized when over 800,000 federal workers and contractors did not receive paychecks for over 30 days due to the government shut down. The extra income is an excellent opportunity to build a savings fund for unexpected emergencies, job loss, etc.

The extra income can also be used to pay down debt to produce more future disposable income.

Use the extra income to invest

Some people try to rationalize a tax refund as a forced savings technique.

Instead of giving the government an interest-free loan, keep that extra income throughout the year to invest and earn more money.

“Increase your contribution to your Employer-Sponsored Retirement Account, like a 401K, 403B, 457, Thrift Savings, etc.,” recommends Dryden. “Or set up a direct deposit or automatic transfer to a brokerage account. Instead of buying stuff — buy stock.”

Dryden recommends speaking with your employer’s retirement investment administrator or a licensed investment adviser for assistance with stock investments.


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OHMYGOSSIP — Sir Patrick Stewart is “in favour” of 14 year olds getting the vote in the UK.
The 78-year-old actor plays wizard Merlin in new fantasy film ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’, which follows a young boy called Alex Elliott who finds King Arthur’s legendary sword Excalibur and must then use it to stop an ancient enchantress from destroying the world.
The ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ actor praised the film for putting young people in a position of control and giving them the ability to make choices that “affect the whole nation” and he thinks the time has come for the legal voting age in Britain to be brought down from 18
Speaking to talkRADIO at ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ premiere on Sunday (03.02.19), he said: “We’ve had plenty of movies that have had children in. But I can’t think of one that puts them into such a position where they have to make their own decision and their own choices which will affect the whole nation. People are already saying 14 year olds should have the vote and I’m in favour of that.”
As for his role as Merlin who joins forces with Alex in the movie, Patrick revealed that although he doesn’t think his is an “iconic performance” as the famous character – who has appeared in many movies – his version is “passionate about doing good”.
He said: “I suspect mine is not an iconic performance because he’s a little confused and he’s a little dismayed about what is happening around him. He is passionate about doing good and to have that quality in a movie where the young actors share the same approach to what they are doing is really satisfying.”
The ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ star thoroughly enjoyed working with Louis Ashbourne Serkis – who played Alex – and the other younger cast members and he appreciated the “very relaxed” atmosphere on set.
He said: “I respected them as film performers and we did have a good time too, we laughed, there were jokes and things go wrong all the time, it was a very relaxed atmosphere but a very creative atmosphere as well.”

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“It’s more likely that she gets pregnant before they get engaged,” says the source. A second insider doesn’t see a baby in the couple’s future, but says they’re very focused on family. For more on Richie’s bond with Disick’s children — and with his ex Kourtney Kardashian — check out the video above.

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Each year, designers, design experts, design students and design enthusiasts converge in Toronto to kick of the year with the Toronto Interior Design Show! Of course, we will be there sharing plenty of inspiration and fun finds: but we thought we’d have a few designers weigh in on what they are most looking forward to this year!

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Each year, IDS is a portal for me to dive in and get inspired for the year to come. I am excited to see the use of materials, color and textures and I’m looking forward to seeing lighting suppliers; a fantastic light fixture not only provides light and atmosphere, but also personality. There are so many speakers and presenters that I admire coming to the event this year. Though I have not signed up yet for anything specific, I know that whoever I see speaking, I will be inspired and informed. Evelyn Eshun, Design & Event Editor for Canadian Home Trends Magazine,

We are very excited by this year’s ‘Power of Design’ theme and look forward to contributing to the debate. The Backcountry Hut will provide the Concept house for this year – THE GREAT LAKES Backcountry Cabin Designed by Leckie Studio Architecture + Design. Visitors will experience a modernist interpretation of the notion of rustic wilderness living, seamlessly integrated with some of the most advanced products on the market like; Velux Active with Netatmo, AYA Kitchens Elite range, Loewen, Blu Bathworks, Miele or Laminam by Stone-Tile. We’re also excited to hear from Neri & Hu. They’re are a creative force that we admire and have followed since their early projects. Their unique way to inject new forms and create a sense of identity with the existing spaces is shared obsession. – Leckie Studio

I’ve been a fan of Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu’s work for a while. Neri & Hu are the IDS guests of honour for the 2019 show and I am looking forward to the presentation of their work on January 18th. I’m also excited to see what new unexpected designs will be presented by the young Canadian designers at Studio North & Prototype.- Thom Fougere, EQ3

Studio North & Prototype is a highlight for us. We are always excited to see what individual designers and smaller studios are working on. You get an intimate look into the designer’s mind through the processes they are experiment with. This year, I’m also excited to hear from Marina Tabassum. The body of work from her firm speaks a sophisticated cultural sensitivity. We look forward to hearing her experiences that helped to form this language. – Mason Studio

For us, IDS offers a great opportunity to catch up for our friends in the industry and build on the strong relationships we’ve made with designers, brands and suppliers. We like to go in with an open mind and let the buzz and energy of the show inspire us. In particular, we enjoy the talks. It’s great how IDS has hosted so many talented stars over the past twenty years! – DesignAgency

I’m excited to see the redesigned show floor with all the new installations and I always look forward to seeing the newest innovative products from suppliers. This year, I’ll be presenting trends on Sunday, covering what’s in and out for homes in 2019, paint colours we’re loving, and fads to avoid this year. – Brian Gluckstein

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The dangerous myths that prevent me from getting the endometriosis care I need

The dangerous myths that prevent me from getting the endometriosis care I need


The dangerous myths that prevent me from getting the endometriosis care I need

I’m sick almost every day, gently poking my distended stomach wondering when my pelvis is going to explode. I have debilitating cramps that begin mid-cycle, accompanied by nausea and a fever that breaks around the time I begin to bleed. At age 26, my OBGYN suspects that I have endometriosis, a disease in which uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, attaching to other organs. It has no known cure. In his plush Upper East Side office, he asks if I’ve considered getting pregnant; he tells me that it’s the best way to treat it. I’ve just opened my first adult savings account and don’t have a boyfriend, so no, I haven’t thought about giving birth to a child. I also don’t yet know his claim that pregnancy is a “cure” for endometriosis is a myth.

That year, unable to pull myself out of bed most mornings, I leave my life in N.Y.C. to live with my father in Georgia; he can add me to his company’s health insurance plan. I had been temping in Manhattan and coat checking at night, but these types of jobs don’t offer health benefits. My new doctor refers to my situation as a “working woman’s disease,” and explains that he can’t diagnose me until I have surgery. An ultrasound cannot detect the disease.

For over 6,000 years, women with heavy cramping, pelvic pain, or pain during intercourse have been dismissed by our patriarchal society—so much so that painful periods have been normalized. Doctors do not consider these symptoms medical red flags, but hysterical complaints by psychologically inadequate women with low thresholds for pain. 

Even doctors that do recognize women’s pain as a potentially serious condition are challenged by the lack of research and resources available.

“Endometriosis is a chronic disease, and with little treatment options, women can suffer for decades. The symptoms are vague and can be associated with other disorders like bowel disease. There are no laboratory evaluations that can be done,” says OBGYN Alyse Margaret Kelly-Jones. According to The Endometriosis Foundation of America, it takes approximately ten years for many of the estimated 200 million endo sufferers worldwide to be diagnosed.


My doctor discourages me from having a laparoscopy to remove the adhesions and endometrioma—cysts filled with dark brown blood formed from tissue similar to uterine lining—that have likely migrated outside my womb. Even after surgery, there is no way to prevent it from attacking my insides. So, I wait while collecting a pharmacy of pastel painkillers with too many side effects to take while working or driving or being awake. My treatment plan consists of extra-strength Tylenol, a heating pad, and sleep. On one hand, I count the number of good days I have each month. I pretend every day to be okay. My home in New York feels like a distant memory.

A few months after my doctor’s visit, I am rushed to the hospital for a ruptured cyst after an evening shift at the restaurant where I work. Now, they say I need surgery. The diagnosis is Stage IV endometriosis due to the large number of implants and endometrial cysts that were attached to my digestive tract, pelvic cavity, and rectum. After surgery, I’m told there is tissue left inside me because it was unsafe to remove it. I get to keep it.

Before the disease attaches itself to my insides again, the doctors go over my options: pregnancy (even though more than half of infertile women have symptoms of endometriosis), hormone injections that cause premature menopause, a hysterectomy.

I feel like I am in the dark ages: Have a baby now or remove the organ necessary to have children in the future. I read The Endometriosis Sourcebook for answers, but it is a mystifying disease with little money allocated to understand—or even agree upon—what kind of disease it is and what causes it. Almost all endometriosis websites include a myth versus fact section. While this may sound like progress, it’s a small win.

The myths are just as pervasive and toxic as the illness itself.

I move to Los Angeles because it’s sunny every day and I dream that the health-obsessed city will rub off on me. It’s only in photos that I notice how sick I look, which is curious to others because I don’t “act” sick. As a child, the gauge of sickness was the rise of silver mercury in a thermometer. I’ve learned that there are key symptoms that people respond to: vomiting, fever, broken bones, bruises. What do you do when all of your broken pieces are on the inside? Sometimes vomiting is really nausea; fever is the chills. I call my symptoms chronic fatigue. But am I more tired than a mother with three kids working two jobs? Who isn’t tired?

I shame myself into hiding my pain, but secrets have consequences. My consequences take the deformed shape of deep scar tissue. After my second surgery, they tell me it’s now or never for children. I now have a live-in boyfriend, but he is not ready. I’m not sure if I am either, but I know I want children, so it must be now. My pain is significantly reduced with Chinese herbs and acupuncture, but when I lose my job, I struggle to keep up with weekly sessions. I return to bottles of burnt orange pills and electric heat, and I am unable to carry a pregnancy to term. We miscarry more than once and turn our spare room into an office.


A Twitter search for #endometriosis yields approximately 2,000 posts in a week; the majority are declarations of excruciating pain or stories of not being believed. Images include a crying uterus and selfies in hospital beds. Hashtags like #endometriosissucks, #endometriosisisreal, and #endometriosisresearch are calls for support, solidarity, and action. @xMelissaR04 sums up what our insides feel like: “On my way to work & it feels like Freddy Krueger has his fingers in my uterus ”

In online support groups, the misinformation that young women receive from their physicians feels criminal to me. High school girls are studying for their driver’s exam while getting hysterectomies. After undergoing eight surgeries, Lena Dunham recently chose to have one, but since endometriosis grows over the uterine lining, she still may experience pain. Unlike Dunham, I imagine that these girls may not have the opportunity to get a second opinion. SpeakEndo.com notes that teens’ endometriosis symptoms are the most likely to be written off as bad cramps.

Founder of Seckin Endometriosis Treatment Center (SEC) and endometriosis excision specialist surgeon Dr. Seckin has a different definition of endometriosis. On his website, he writes, “This is endometriosis, menstrual periods that are literally stuck inside of a woman’s body. The implants can grow deep and wide, spreading and clinging to her uterus, appendix, rectum, ovaries, intestines, leg nerves, and other parts of the pelvic region. They are like leeches that attach to, reproduce on, and grow on whatever internal organs they find. They are similar to a slow-growing cancer that invades the organs in the pelvis. In some rare cases, they can spread to the diaphragm, lungs, kidneys, or brain.”

I have been battling endometriosis for over twenty years. It’s the longest and most toxic relationship I’ve ever had. A relationship I can’t escape.

Last month, I fastened my feet into another pair of stirrups, hopeful that a young doctor may have a more progressive approach. He locates a sizable cyst on my left ovary and a sac of fluid above it. “You haven’t been treating it, so I suspect that your endometriosis has grown back. Have you tried Lupron?” he asks me.

I know that several pharmaceutical companies who manufacture Lupron are being sued by a woman whose body attacked her bones after just two injections. “I know many people who’ve had negative experiences with it,” I tell him, which is the truth. He shrugs his shoulders and tells me that getting pregnant would be the best of both worlds. I have no idea what two worlds he is referring to.

While it wasn’t right for him to blame me, I haven’t been militant with my pain management. I stopped going to acupuncture, and even though I subscribe to a healthy vegetarian diet, yoga, and exercise, I’ve only dabbled in holistic treatments such as CBD or hemp oil, Reiki, and essential oils. The truth is, when I feel good, I want to forget that endometriosis exists.

I should have been better, I think—but then I stop myself.

Is this what it means for women to be advocates of their own healthcare? Does it rest on our shoulders to cure ourselves? There may be better ways for me to manage pain, but I didn’t ‘make’ my endometriosis grow back.


As I was writing this essay, I ended up in the hospital for severe pelvic pain, nausea, and the chills.

My blood work results appeared as emails on my phone as I sat in the waiting room. After watching every patient disappear behind the double doors, I asked the receptionist why I was being seen last. “Patients are categorized by the severity of their condition,” she said with a forced smile. I wanted to read her a recent article that cites endometriosis as one of the most painful chronic illnesses. Instead, I nodded and waited my turn.

“The cyst and fluid sac are gone. They must have ruptured,” the ER doctor tells me. “Endometriosis is a terrible condition; I am so sorry that we can’t help you.” I am not an emergency and I can’t be helped at the ER.

“The good news is that your vitals and blood work are great,” he says. “And your pregnancy test was negative.” I winced, knowing that I am nearing the end of my fertility window. I’m glad that he doesn’t pretend to know how to treat me or tell me that I could have cured myself. At least he doesn’t prescribe me a myth. Instead, he prints out the names of five OBGYNS who may have more experience with endometriosis. “They are excellent doctors,” he says, and I believe him because he believes me.

While new marketing campaigns urge women to “speak out” about their symptoms, history has shown that women who speak out are not believed.

We are not in the dark about endometriosis because women ignore their symptoms; we are ignored because women’s bodies are devalued.

This treatment by doctors has reprehensible effects. It falls on our shoulders to raise awareness and dispel myths that pregnancy and hysterectomies cure endometriosis. We need to band together to demand more studies, more funding, more understanding of women’s bodies. After all, it is our bodies that give life.

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Yikes! ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Star Todd Bridges Got Knocked Out After Getting in the Middle of His Neighbor’s Dispute [Video]

Todd Bridges might think twice next time before lending a helping hand after he got knocked out over the weekend.

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The “Diff’rent Strokes” star recently helped his wheelchair-bound neighbor evict a woman living at the guy’s house in the San Fernando Valley. We’re told Todd’s neighbor had asked him for help in the past, and Todd obliged this time too.

Well, things escalated quickly. Todd and the woman’s boyfriend got into a verbal altercation, and next thing ya know … Todd got sucker punched and laid out. It’s pretty crazy … in this surveillance footage, obtained by TMZ, you can see Todd was totally dazed from the hit.

We’re told the guy fled the scene, but no police report was filed. As for Todd … he tells us in a statement … “No one likes to be sucker punched, but I am glad that I was there to help my neighbor, who was faced with a potentially dangerous situation.”

Todd added, “Much rather it was me, and not my neighbor.”

Great guy, but we gotta believe Mr. D or Mrs Garrett (RIP on both counts) would’ve reminded Willis … no good deed goes unpunished!

We’re happy Todd’s okay, but he should leave evictions to the police.

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Lucasfilm announced Thursday that a “Rogue One” prequel series is in the works, focusing on the rebel spy’s “formative years of the Rebellion.”

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If you’re a fan of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” you’re no doubt aware of the shows intense popularity. If our math is correct, it just started its 11th season on Sunday evening past.

Over the course of the show’s reign, several ladies have come and gone and even come back (Hello NeNe, Sheree). Interestingly there’s one cast member who’s been consistently hanging around since season 4, but can’t get any love as a full-timer. That would be Marlo Hampton.

So, you might ask yourself, why can’t Marlo get a peach? Look at all the time she’s put in? What more does she have to do? Well, according to a report via theJasmineBrand, the chances of her becoming an official cast member are pretty slim. Accordig to sources, it was an inflammatory comment that Hampton made several seasons ago that have haunted her ever since. The story goes that when Marlo used the word f*gg*t on the show, it supposedly sealed her fate of never getting a permanent spot.

It was back in 2012 when Hampton spouted the word when she and former cast member, Sheree Whitfield, were in each other’s faces during their South Africa trip. In the midst of arguing over why Marlo WASN’T invited by Sheree to a party, hhere’s what came out of Hampton’s mouth …

“And any way, that’s why you don’t have a man, Go and hang with them f*gg*ts.”

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Needless to say, the man who oversees the show, and is openly gay, BRAVO executive Andy Cohen (pictured directly above), was allegedly livid about it, per sources. Not that it helped, but Marlo did apologize on her website.

“I would like to offer from the bottom of my heart the fullest and most heartfelt apology for my recent use of an anti-gay slur. When I used this word, I was not mindful of the demeaning connotation that this has in the gay community. My speech was irresponsible, thoughtless and said with the intention of conveying anger rather than as a statement on my feelings towards the gay community as a whole…I applaud and admire this community for their triumph over a sometimes harsh, mean spirited society that discriminates and even violently attacks those who are different. These are obstacles that I relate to and that I have been inspired by them to overcome. I celebrate this community and am saddened by any indication otherwise, that my actions may have caused…”

The article also notes that Marlo apologized on that season’s reunion show for using the word, but it didn’t make any difference.

“Not only was Andy upset, but it was damaging with the LGBTQ viewers and execs at the network,” a source reportedly said.

But hey, the bottom line is Marlo Hampton is still very much associated with the show while Andy keeps exacting his revenge.

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British pop group the Spice Girls are to reform for a comeback tour which is expected to gross them millions, it will be officially announced today.

However, it will be a case of five become four as Victoria Beckham, now a fashion designer, will not be reprising her role as Posh Spice in the ‘girl power’ supergroup that ruled the airwaves on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1990s with hits like Wannabe (which hit number one in 37 countries) and Spice Up Your Life.

Beckham does stand to make millions from the new tour, however, as a major shareholder in the Spice Girls brand and intellectual property.

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A Rape Accusation Against Cristiano Ronaldo Is Finally Getting Attention. It’s About Time Soccer Had Its #MeToo Moment

Cristiano Ronaldo is Portugal’s most famous soccer player and arguably the most famous athlete in the world. But in the last few days, his name hasn’t been in headlines for winning championships or crying on the pitch after being issued a red card. His name is flashing across screens because of a 34 year-old woman named Kathryn Mayorga, has come forward to say Ronaldo brutally raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

How is it possible that a story that sports media in North America had no interest in publishing less than two years ago, is now splashed all over every screen and social media platform? This case was not reported on by any major outlet except for a story in 2017 by the independent German newspaper Der Spiegel. Except for a select few commenting on social media (myself included), the case against Ronaldo got no traction. Fast forward 18 months, and Der Spiegel published another story. This time, it was a detailed account from Kathryn Mayorga herself. The publication spent more than 20 days with her and held countless interviews, fact checked and re-checked before it published.

The documents acquired by der Spiegel were damning and according to a recent Twitter thread by one of the main authors, Christoph Winterbach, there were more than 20 staff involved in working on the article. In response. Ronaldo’s lawyer and his team made a lot of noise as part of their legal posturing and even accused der Spiegel’s piece of being “illegal” because “it violates the personal rights” of Ronaldo. Laughable at best.

For those who understand the law, and the severity of the crime, there is much substance in this story. Back in 2009, Mayorga’s inexperienced lawyer (who had specialized in traffic violations) was no match for Ronaldo’s PR mega-machine and legal team, ended up settling with them for $ 375,000 on the condition Mayorga not . But Mayorga’s new legal team is disputing that contract and arguing that she was mentally deficient due to trauma from rape, and was not competent enough to make a proper decision at the time.

They have filed a civil suit on Mayorga’s behalf and the case has since been re-opened by the Las Vegas police. In Nevada, the statute of limitations has not expired for this crime. Mayorga has not only suffered physically (the hospital documented her injuries in a rape kit when she reported the crime), but she continues to suffer from that trauma to this day and—according to her lawyer—is in “active therapy.”

Ronaldo initially called the allegations “fake news” and insinuated that Mayorga was trying to get famous using his name. I have worked with survivors of violence and have yet to meet or know of a victim who has enjoyed any of the bullying, shame, societal isolation and mental health upheavals, and wanted to claim some type of infamy from an attack. And I won’t even dignify the ridiculous notion of “false accusations.”

Writing about rape culture in the soccer world is a struggle. Before the 2015 UEFA Championships, I heard about allegations against Spanish goalkeeper and Manchester United star David De Gea, who was implicated in a horrible rape case. I pitched that piece to at least ten different outlets and no one was interested in publishing it and paying me for my work. Thankfully, I found it a home at a soccer site entirely run by women. And they backed me up when the online harassment started to descend. I have only tweeted about Ronaldo thus far and the responses to my tweets have been violent and angry—presumably from Ronaldo supporters. Another indication of the hatred casually flung at women for speaking up.

Mayorga’s attorney has said that she was enabled by hearing survivors in the #MeToo movement disclose their own stories. There is a strong tide of women speaking up courageously, slowly washing away the impunity often enjoyed by powerful misogynists and abusers. Perhaps #MeToo has finally transcended into the realm of sports, a realm where it is desperately needed. With cases like Patrick Kane, Kobe Bryant and Baylor University’s football team, and other men who rarely face consequences for their actions, it is needed now more than ever.

Predictably, the same sports media who initially had no interest in this story have become “experts” in criminal law, and on sexualized violence. The vacuous reporting and unnecessary reflections are mostly done by men, and center the 33-year-old star. Opinions on due process (reminder: it’s a legal system not a justice system) and about Ronaldo’s athletic prowess and teams don’t have anything to do with this case in which he is accused of anally raping a woman, who by his own accord, told him “no.”

The way that these stories are reported by sports journalists who have little or no training in reporting accurately on sexualized violence can be re-traumatizing for many survivors. Instead of investing in proper media tool kits compiled by advocates for victims of violence (all free), editors unleash a bevy of unhelpful pieces that contribute to an unhealthy society steeped in rape apologism. On that night in 2009, Mayorga was dancing with Ronaldo. Does that mean she invited rape? No. These outlets are complicit in the way that victim blaming and shaming become part of natural discourse when rape is reported.

Then there is the sexist sports establishment itself. Since the most recent news broke out, the predictably irrelevant statements of solidarity from Ronaldo’s supporters have emerged. His current team Juventus FC tweeted out nonsensically reminding Twitter that Ronaldo has conducted himself with “professionalism” and “dedication.” The issue at hand is not whether he is a “champion.” How Ronaldo performs on the pitch is not correlated to the fact that he may have brutally violated a woman. The issues must not be conflated.

Ronaldo was left off of the Portuguese national team roster for upcoming international matches—but not because the Portuguese football federation felt it necessary to exclude him from the squad for being charged with a violent crime. They somehow managed to explain this decision while singing his praises. Portugal national men’s coach Fernando Santos said in a news conference on Thursday, “[Federation] president Fernando Gomes and I spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo and we considered it best for the player not to be included in this and November’s call-ups.

He went on to wax poetic about the alleged rapist: “I personally always support my players, and this is not even a question of solidarity, but I believe what the player said publicly. He considers rape to be an abominable crime and clearly reaffirms that he is innocent of what he is being accused of. I know Cristiano well and I fully believe he would not commit a crime like that.”

How nice for Ronaldo for people to believe him because he works hard and people are familiar with his persona. And while Nike and EA Games, two of Ronaldo’s major corporate sponsors, are “concerned” with the allegations, it is not enough to have them pull their money away—even though Ronaldo allegedly used sponsorship money to settle with Mayorga in 2009. The reluctance to cut ties with a powerful athlete underlines that the dignity of a woman is not worth sacrificing profits from soccer cleats.

#MeToo has yet to be championed the way that alleged rapists are.

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A bunch of birds in Minnesota won’t stop getting drunk, and it’s becoming a problem

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Most of us know what it’s like to have one too many adult beverages. We tend to mess things up, fall down, and cause problems in a variety of ways. When birds get drunk, they apparently do the exact same thing, and Minnesota residents are experiencing it firsthand.

As CBS Minnesota reports, the town of Gilbert is dealing with an influx of inebriated birds due to an early frost. The birds, which get drunk on fermented berries, are becoming something of a nuisance and have even caught the attention of local law enforcement.

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