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Police in England are asking rape survivors to give over their phones—here’s why that’s so problematic


Police in England are asking rape survivors to give over their phones—here’s why that’s so problematic

It’s still a terrible reality that the majority of rapists go unpunished—often because victims fear being shamed or doubted should they come forward. Now, according to BBC News, police in England and Wales have introduced a new consent form that asks plaintiffs (aka, those reporting the rape) to surrender their phones for review.

The BBC notes that the form technically allows accusers to refuse to let police use their data for evidence, with space to explain their reasons. However, the form also states that if they refuse, “it may not be possible for the investigation or prosecution to continue”—arguing that evidence is required for defendants to have a fair trial.

The Guardian notes that if accusers have communicated with the accused, their messages are considered a “reasonable line of enquiry”—meaning that police have reason to read these messages. However, some advocates for survivors take issue with the new practice. In a statement to The Guardian, Rachel Krys, the co-director of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, pointed out that most rapists in the U.K. are never prosecuted and that “investigations too often focus on women’s character, honesty, and sexual history.”

“If the new national consent form that victims will be asked to sign gives the police complete access to a woman’s entire personal records, phones, computers, etc.–which may include thousands of personal and private conversations and images–these prejudices and barriers are being reinforced” she told The Guardian. 

Vera Baird, the lead on victims for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, told The Telegraph that the new policy could make rape survivors reluctant to report, leading to more perpetrators going unpunished.

“This is not consent,” she told the paper. “This is an authority figure asking you to sign a form as soon as you have finished an interview reliving what is one of the most horrific experiences of your life.”

The Telegraph reports that the U.K.’s Centre for Women’s Justice is already planning to challenge the policy along with two survivors who claim that it is a violation of privacy.

It’s so frustrating to think that a measure designed to help solve rape cases could prevent rape survivors from coming forward. We hope that English and Welsh police listen to advocates’ concerns about this problematic policy.

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During Tuesday night’s game between the Astros and the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., some kind of miracle — or a moment from the film The Matrix — seemed to happen. The A’s first baseman Kendrys Morales hit a line drive right at pitcher Collin McHugh’s head. But, by the force of magic, witchcraft or an angel, McHugh evaded the ball.

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Astros home plate umpire, Chris Guccione, reportedly told the pitcher he simply had to watch the video immediately. “‘You’ve got to watch it. It went right here.’ So we both turned around and watched the big screen,” McHugh said after the game, according to NBC Sports. “He was like, ‘Dude, I don’t know how you did that.’ I don’t either. Kind of lucky, I think.”

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Giving a presentation in front of your peers, clients, or in front of a board is one of the more stress inducing tasks for most people. Getting up in front of a crowd to talk, explain, and bring forth an idea can be scary no matter the size of the group or who is in the room. However, as one who has presented in plenty of meetings, given a TEDx speech, and who has a stutter, I can tell you they are not as terrifying as you think.

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Make eye contact

This was the first rule I learned when speaking publicly. Making eye contact engages people and makes them feel like they are being directly talked to, plus it invokes confidence. Your audience will believe that you know what you are talking about.

Have minimal info on slides 

When doing a presentation, sometimes you may want to use Microsoft Power Point or slides from a projector to show a picture, charts, quotes, etc. My advice is to keep the information as brief as you can. In my opinion, the visuals of a presentation are used to have you expound on a topic. The audience is there to hear you talk, not to read the slides.

Project your voice 

During a speech, talk, or presentation, one of the goals is to make sure everyone hears you. The room that you are speaking in may be small with a handful of people or packed with folks who cannot wait to hear what you have to say. No matter the size of the crowd, you want to speak at a volume level so everyone can hear you. The goal is for people in the back to hear what you have to say as well as those seated in the front.

Use your personality 

Some of the most boring, mundane meetings have been because the presenter was dry and spoke in a flat, almost robotic manner devoid of any personality. That will turn people off from what you have to say and possibly put folks to sleep. My suggestion is to inject who you are into the presentation. When I spoke at TEDxWilsonPark, one of the ways that I wanted to keep the audience interested is to show my goofy charm which gained laughs, and I was able to connect with the audience. This is your presentation; personalize it.


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When you’re on the job hunt, you only have six seconds to hook a recruiter or future employer with your resume.

Six. Seconds.

And with the rise of applicant tracking systems (those doohickeys that scan your resume), figuring out what to include, what to trash, what to highlight and what to downplay on your resume is getting even more difficult.  

We already have an in-depth guide to writing a resume that should help you get started. And, we’ve covered some general guidelines for writing a resume for recent grads on writing a resume.

But with more than 7 million job openings in the U.S., we knew it was time to get serious — and give you a shotgun blast of tips that will help you stand out among the 6.5 million job seekers jostling through the labor market.

We chatted with several human resources and recruiting experts to find out the latest trends in resume writing and bring you inside knowledge about how to make yours stand out.

31 of the Best Resume Tips to You Get Noticed

Blasting your resume out likely won’t get you noticed, unfortunately.

That was the case for Austin Garcia-Cooper, a business development associate at Kobie Marketing in St. Petersburg, Florida, who found himself unemployed in 2018 when the startup he worked for went through layoffs.

“In pretty much all of my previous job hunts, I got lucky and was able to rely on various contacts to get me introductions to decision-makers at companies,” he said. “I hadn’t had to lean on a strong traditional resume, as I was able to almost go straight to the interview process in the past.”

This time, he knew he’d have to rely on a strong resume to hook recruiters.

These 31 tips should help you get started on your resume, and guarantee you get noticed.

Just Get Started on Writing Your Resume

Procrastination can be one of the biggest hurdles while writing your resume. It represents the whole of your working life and you want it to be absolutely perfect, right?

You’ll be constantly tweaking the document to tailor it to each job in which you apply, and to incorporate feedback from friends and even HR managers with whom you’ve interviewed. So it doesn’t have to start out perfect — it’s not a static document.

The key is to just sit down and get started on your resume right away, said Colin McIntosh, CEO of Sheets & Giggles, former recruiter, and author of the second most popular Reddit post of all time on the “jobs” subreddita resume guide.

“It’s like fishing without bait; make a resume on day one of a job hunt,” he said.

1. Ask yourself a set of questions before getting started

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To get in the right mindset for writing your resume, start by asking yourself — and answering — a set of questions. According to Jessica Hernandez, founder of North Florida-based Great Resumes Fast, these can include:

  • What are you most proud of in your professional career? You’ll want to focus on accomplishments rather than specific job duties while filling out your resume. Ask yourself this question about each previous job.
  • How did you add value — efficiency, cost saving or just happiness — to the company at which you last worked? Recruiters and HR managers want to see quantifiable results when they look at your previous positions. Did a process you implemented lead to a 10% growth in sales?
  • Can you explain what you actually did at your previous positions? For recruiters, clarity is king when it comes to describing your previous positions. Explain to a friend what you did at a previous job — do they understand your role? Avoid jargon and cliches.

2. Block out time to write your resume

Whip out that bullet journal, planner or even your Google calendar and carve out a specific time frame — an hour or two — and sit down and write. Just think: If you don’t have a resume, you can’t get a job and you won’t get paid.

“Don’t wait because you’re nervous about rejection or [have a] fear of failure. Decision paralysis can be a killer when you’re overly worried about bad outcomes.”

3. Spend time poring over the job description/listing

Grab a red pen or highlighter, print out the job description and start highlighting words or phrases you see repeatedly. Once you’ve done that, circle the ones you know you have in common with the description.

For example, if you see “analytical thinker” several times and you consider yourself one, circle that. These will likely be keywords recruiters are looking for on your resume.

4. Reach Out on LinkedIn

Don’t be shy: Make a connection with someone at the company over LinkedIn and ask what key skills or qualities they might be looking for in a candidate. This will help you bolster those keywords.

“I actually did this, but didn’t until after a month or two of searching,” said Garcia-Cooper. “It was super helpful to pick someone’s brain who hires people or got hired for a similar job that you would want; they obviously did something right.”

5. Tweak your resume based on the jobs you’re applying for

Your resume should not be static. That is, you should be customizing it for each job you are chasing.

Garcia-Cooper applied for jobs in a variety of industries, which means he had to tailor his resume for each position. This isn’t uncommon, and you should be prepared to tweak your resume based on the position and keywords in each job description.

6. Pay someone to write it

This may not seem like much of a tip, but if you want to get right to the job hunt, pay someone else to write your resume. Take it from us, writing is hard, and there are plenty of companies that have sprung up out there offering resume-writing services.

Loren Margolis, CEO of Training & Leadership Success, suggests reading reviews of these companies and asking for resume samples before paying for the service.

“One easy rule to follow: If an agency or individual doesn’t show you their templates up front and explain why — for free — they’d want to make certain decisions on your format, don’t work with them,” McIntosh said.

7. Shell out cash for the design

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If you’re not the design-savvy person, it might be worth to pay for a custom template to get you started. Don’t just go with the first free template you find in Microsoft Word.

Garcia-Cooper used Visual CV to design his resume instead of going with a template that’s already out in the wild. This is especially helpful if you’re not the creative type and will incorporate many of the tips we highlight below.

Keep Formatting Simple

It might be tempting to add color, graphics or even a headshot to make your resume stand out. But according to resume experts, it’s best to keep it as simple as possible.

You can always add inline links to your LinkedIn profile or personal portfolio on your resume if you want to show off your creative side.

8. Don’t choose a fancy font

Err on the boring side with your font selection. Recruiters are looking for something easy to read that won’t be distracting — think Arial or Georgia, said Margolis.

9. Stick with a classic color scheme

We get it, you want to wow a recruiter or future employer with your creative spark. But you’re not Elle Woods, and as much as it may hurt, you want your accomplishments to speak for themselves. A fancy font can distract from that.

“I’ve seen a lot more color in resumes recently from applicants,” said McIntosh. “But I wouldn’t recommend that. Black and white is always the way to go.”

10. Use bulleted lists under each previous position

Short bullet points will highlight your accomplishments while making it easy for future employers to scan your work history. Also, it should (hopefully) make you mindful of rambling too much about your job history.

Recruiters will spend between six and 10 seconds reading your resume, so you want to make it as skimmable as possible, Margolis said. Short bullet points will highlight your accomplishments while making it easy for future employers to scan your work history.

11. Write in the software you want, but save it as a .pdf

Submitting a Word document of your resume could cause an applicant-tracking system to ignore it and also give recruiters without Microsoft Office a headache. Save your resume as a .pdf to avoid any problems with cross-compatibility.

12. Stick to 1 1/2 pages or less

There is still some disagreement about resume length among HR professionals.

Margolis said it’s OK to write your resume so it ends up longer than one page — but stop at 1 ½. Recruiters are more inclined to read past the first page than they have been in the past, but remember, they’ll still give you only six to 10 seconds.

McIntosh remains in the one-page-only camp.

13. Be aware of white space

Try to let your resume breathe. Add a few carriage returns between sections, or use a template that formats text so it isn’t crammed together.

Your resume is a single document aimed at summing up your entire professional life, so it’s not a surprise that you’ll want to jam as much information into 1 ½ pages as possible. Don’t do it.

“You don’t want a recruiter to get tired reading your resume because it’s filled with so much font,” Margolis said.

14. Consider a website

Since you only have 1 1/2 pages to sum up your career, you might want to consider making a website to expand on your experience — or include your professional portfolio. Make sure it is optimized for mobile devices, since a recruiter might open it on their phone.

“That is a terrific way to showcase not just your resume, but also your background,” Margolis said. “You can create a story about how well qualified you are for the jobs your targeting.”

The Nitty-Gritty: What to Include on Your Resume

15. Think about accomplishments rather than roles and responsibilities

A woman shows what a good resume should look like.

When you’re writing your resume, think more about what you have accomplished at each step of your career rather than what your responsibilities were. Did you edit a daily e-blast or have a hand in launching a first-of-its-kind online newsletter?

If you started with those questions from earlier in this post, you should have a good idea what you accomplished at each position.

16. Keywords are still king

Your resume will likely go through an applicant-tracking system, which will search for those keywords we discussed earlier. Recruiters will do the same as they skim your resume for those six seconds. So include the relevant phrases or words for the job description (those you highlighted and circled earlier) throughout your resume.

“However, while you want to incorporate keywords from the job posting in your resume, my advice is don’t get too crazy,” said Mikaila Turman, a vice president and expert in recruiting at Inflection, an Omaha, Nebraska-based company that uses big data to perform automated background checks.

17. Don’t include the dates in your education section

Regardless of how old you are, you can avoid any chance of age discrimination by excluding dates under the education section of your resume.

“Protect yourself and do not put graduation dates on your resume,” Hernandez said. “It’s pointless to do so.”

18. Consider omitting your first name

Don’t hide your name, but consider using your first initial to avoid any unconscious gender bias as well. McIntosh said this a positive trend he’s noticed in the world of resume-writing.

You should, however, still use your full name in the application and in your email.

19. Eliminate your address

Don’t put your exact address if you’re applying for jobs within the area. The street name and number will just add clutter.

But, what if you’re applying for a job in another state and don’t want to be at a disadvantage due to relocation? In that case, either exclude your location altogether, or add “Moving to:” in front of the city and state of the job to which you are applying.

20. Fill in the gaps

If you were truly unemployed, add a section in which you describe yourself as an independent consultant. Under the description, write that you needed some flexibility to take care of personal matters, McIntosh suggests.

When Garcia-Cooper was job hunting, he was working for his father’s landscaping businesses. But he didn’t include that on his resume because he didn’t think it was applicable experience.

He could have included it, one recruiter told him, because it shows that he was always working.

“I remedied this by realizing that there was relevant experience in almost all of my previous jobs,” he said. “It just came down to framing it correctly.”

21. Show some personality with an interests section

Including a section in which you list your hobbies and interests will help avoid being seen as a faceless resume and give something for recruiters to connect with.

“If you put “Seinfeld,” I promise someone will ask you what your favorite episode of Seinfeld is — (mine’s ‘The Soup Nazi’),” McIntosh said.

22. Don’t be afraid of life links

In the past, including links in your resume might trigger a spam filter through certain email clients, so human resources experts advised against including them. That’s changed, said Hernandez, and including links to your LinkedIn, personal website or portfolio can add depth to your resume without making it too long.

“I would say this very important — especially in 2019,” she said.

23. Get rid of the objective

Consider skipping the objective section at the top of your resume, which just takes up valuable space.

“The truth is, your objective is painfully obvious,” said Heather Rothbauer-Wanish, owner of Feather Communications, a resume-writing business in Wisconsin. “In fact, you wouldn’t be sending a resume if you didn’t want a new job.”

24. Be specific and avoid cliches

There’s nothing more grating for a recruiter than reading a mealy-mouthed jumble of cliches. And with the algorithms within applicant-tracking systems searching for specific words and phrases, it’s always best to be as specific and clear as possible in position titles, accomplishments and job responsibilities.

25. Avoid pronouns and use action verbs

Avoid using “I” or “me” while writing your resume. Use action verbs like “built” or “launched” at the beginning of bullet points.

“Resumes are like no other document you’ll ever write in that you’re supposed to sound like a caveman,” said Margolis.

26. Don’t try to quantify skills

Hernandez said you should avoid terms such as “proficient,” “experienced” and “skilled in” when describing software or skills. If you have some experience in Excel, just put “Excel” next to a bullet point in your skills section.

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27. Print out your resume in a huge font size

You’ll probably read through your resume so many times on your computer screen that your eyes will cross. Printing it out will help you catch mistakes you might otherwise overlook.

Pro-tip: Use a much larger font to help yourself identify mistakes even more. There’s no quicker way for a resume to end up in the trash than being riddled with grammatical or spelling errors.

“Reading aloud is helpful, too,” said Margolis.

28. Have a friend read your resume

Ask one (or many) of your friends to read through your resume to try and catch any mistakes. You should also ask them to read it for clarity.

Does it convey exactly what you have accomplished? Is it clear what value you will bring to the company?

29. Pay a copy editor to read it

Go on Fiverr or Upwork and look for proofreaders or copy editors to take a look at your resume. Since it’s only one page, you’ll likely pay $ 5 or $ 10 — which could be worth it to catch a small mistake before a recruiter has a chance to notice it.

30. Use this naming convention for the file

Here’s how you should name your resume file: “[First name] [Last name] [Resume].pdf”. It will help recruiters identify whose resume they are looking at right away.

31. Ask for feedback if you get rejected

Most recruiters will be happy to provide feedback on your resume if you don’t happen to land that job you were chasing. In fact, that’s how Garcia-Cooper learned he should avoid leaving gaps in his work history.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder.

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Just the words “job interview” can strike fear into the hearts of the average job seeker.

What should you wear? How can you research the company? What should you say — and avoid saying?

But if you know how to prepare for a job interview, you’ll have the confidence you need to ace the process, and you’ll be more likely to hear the words, “You’re hired.”

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

It all starts with first impressions. You can make a good one before you ever walk in the door by researching the company you’re applying to.

1. Seek Information on the Company

A wealth of information is available online. Start with the business’s website and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn pages.

You can also sign up for company newsletters and emails, and follow any influencers at the organization who can keep you up to date.

You should be ready with stories from your professional life that demonstrate the company’s core values, such as collaboration, leadership, teamwork and integrity, says Jill MacFadyen, a career coach and former recruiter who works with clients nationwide.

“You’re demonstrating that you care enough to have done the research,” she says. “You’re setting yourself apart from the other people who are interviewing.”

Search newspapers, magazines and specialty journals to see whether the company or the industry have been in the news recently. You’ll be a step above the competition if you know the latest trends and developments.

“In my opinion, you can never overprepare,” says Carlota Zimmerman, a New York City career coach with more than a decade of experience. “I cannot stress how much passion and preparation you should bring.”

2. Do Your Homework on the Interviewers

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Prior to your job interview, ask for the names of the people who will interview you, and search online to see whether you have any mutual friends or connections. You may also be able to get information about those who work in the department from the company’s website or LinkedIn.

Did you or one of your colleagues or friends previously work at the same organization? Go to the same school? Belong to any mutual clubs or groups? Check alumni networks, LinkedIn and community pages. You’re likely to score points if a current employee can recommend you.

“There’s a notion that this person has been vetted in some way,” says Mike Gellman, CEO and founder of High Five Career Coaching in Irvine, California. “There’s a level of trust there.”

Once you’ve done your research, study the job description and think about how your skills, knowledge and personality mesh with the duties the position requires. Have examples ready from your education and work experience that show you have what it takes to succeed.

Have you won any awards in the field? Did you attend seminars or read books that could help you stand out as well-informed and committed to the brand or industry?

It’s particularly important to explain how you helped your previous employers and clients turn a profit and attract new customers. Stress your achievements in concrete, measurable terms, such as, “I signed on 50 clients last year and brought in $ 250,000.”

Consider doing a mock interview with a friend to sharpen your responses.

3. Clean Up Your Social Media Profile

Most recruiters look at your LinkedIn profile, and some also comb Facebook and other social media. So make sure your pages reflect the image you want to convey.

“It’s about judgment,” Gellman says. “It’s about character for the company. Could this person be a good ambassador for us?”

More than two dozen states have laws prohibiting employers from asking for applicants’ social media usernames and passwords, while federal law prohibits employers from making hiring decisions based on factors such as religion, disability and pregnancy. Accordingly, some companies have stopped monitoring candidates’ social-media accounts to avoid potential discrimination lawsuits.

But many companies still do check. You can protect yourself by avoiding posting photos of anything you’d be embarrassed to have a recruiter discover — or at least adjusting your social media settings to private. And remember: Nothing is absolutely private on the internet.

4. Dress Professionally

A professionally dressed young woman looks in a mirror.

Even if you’re interviewing at a startup where the employees dress in flip-flops and shorts, you need to dress like, well, you’re on a job interview. That means professional and conservative relative to the industry. If you wear a jacket and find you’re overdressed, you can always remove it after you arrive.

“You have to convey a message that you’re serious about the job,” Gellman says. “And if you go in casually, you’re not going to convey that message.”

A good rule of thumb is to dress a level or two above the position you’re seeking, he says.  Make sure your clothes fit and are clean and wrinkle-free — no stains, rips or pet hair — and that your shoes are in good shape.

“Err on the side that your grandmother would look at your outfit and say, ‘You look so professional,’” Zimmerman says.

5. Turn Off Your Cell Phone

To prepare for a job interview adequately, you must turn off your cell phone — or, better yet, leave it in your car. It’s too easy to reflexively reach for a phone that pings or vibrates. When Gellman was interviewing applicants in his role at a previous employer, the ones who texted during the interview — yes, it really happened — were immediately disqualified.

If you have to wait before you’re called in, bring a magazine or a book to read that’s relevant to the industry.

“These kinds of things may seem kind of corny and stuck up,” Zimmerman says. “Well, that’s corporate America. That’s what they want.”

6. Treat Everyone With Respect

Two men at an office shake hands.

Smile and greet everyone you meet politely, from the receptionist to the CEO; your behavior very well may be reported to the hiring manager, especially if it’s disrespectful.

Never use profanity, even if your interviewer cusses a blue streak. Sit up straight and don’t fidget. If your interviewer takes or makes a phone call that interrupts the process, just wait patiently. If you complain or get angry, it will be game over.

“They’re trying to get a feel for how you’d be every day in [the] office,” Zimmerman says.

7. Show You’re Serious

Write down key points you want to get across so you don’t forget them, and store that piece of paper or notebook in a business-appropriate binder or folder so you can access it easily. Remove any extraneous items from your (clean) pocketbook or (polished) briefcase so you’re not rummaging around to find the essentials.

Bring at least half a dozen copies of your resume on quality paper (even if you sent it electronically) and, if applicable, a portfolio of your work. Not everyone may have had time to review your credentials. You’ll also want a functioning pen so you can jot down any questions you have for the interviewer.

Basic black-on-white business cards with a simple email address containing your name — and no cutesy monikers such as “iheartkittens” — are a nice touch.

“It’s a great way to symbolize, ‘I’m serious. I’m here to get this job. I’m ready to do business. I’m so excited for this opportunity,’” Zimmerman says.

8. Arrive Early

It’s a good idea to do a dry run of your trip to the interview site up to a week in advance, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area or exact location. You’ll flub your chances if you’re late, so make sure you anticipate how much traffic you’ll encounter, where you’ll park and how long the door-to-door process will take.

Gellman says he made the mistake once of arriving only two minutes before the start of an interview on a windy day and didn’t notice that his hair was sticking up. It stayed that way for the entire interview, and nobody gave him a (drumroll) heads-up.

Allow enough time for unexpected glitches and for a stop in the restroom, where you should give your hair, face and clothes a final once-over. Be ready for show time 10 minutes before your appointment.

9. Write Thank-You Notes

Thank everyone who interviews you for their time. Then after the interview, hand write (or type) thank-you notes and send them out within 24 to 48 hours. Email is acceptable, but an old-fashioned mailed card will distinguish you.

Concentrate on the person who will be making the hiring decision, but if you interviewed with a panel or series of employees and want to send notes to more than one person, say something unique to each one, Gellman advises.

“It starts to build a relationship, demonstrates you’re making the extra effort, and you’re really interested,” he says. “It’s classy.”

Finally, line up references if you haven’t already provided them. You want to be ready if you’re asked for names.

10. Picture Yourself Succeeding

It’s the night before your moment of truth. You’ve done your research on how to prepare for a job interview. You’ve picked out the clothes you’ll wear. Your briefcase is packed. Now it’s time to relax.

Stand up straight and take some deep breaths. Envision yourself greeting your interviewer with confidence, warmth, good eye contact, a clear voice and a pleasantly firm handshake (no spraining the interviewer’s hand, please). Visualize yourself nailing the interview.

Then do something you enjoy to wind down. That may mean watching a fun movie, doing some light reading or taking a warm bath or shower.

Then, get to sleep early enough to feel rested in the morning.

“The fact that you got an interview means you’ve done something right,” Zimmerman says. “Relax. Eat a good breakfast and believe in yourself. And then it’s up to the universe.”

Susan Jacobson is an editor at The Penny Hoarder. Find her on Twitter @SusanJacobson44.

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A riveting trailer for the upcoming Aretha Franklin documentary, Amazing Grace, was released this week and shows the soul songstress in perfect form.

The documentary follows the story leading up to a never before seen 1972 church concert with Franklin as the main act. The Queen of Soul took the stage at the New Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and literally brought the house to salvation by the looks of things. Franklin who was 29 at the time, was riding high on her solo career, propelled by the effortless of her iconic voice.

“She can sing anything, anything! My sister, Aretha Franklin,” the presenter says as Franklin walks out onto the carpet wearing a glistening white full beaded gown and a tightly coiffed afro.

Franklin’s performance of the popular hymnal was part of a series of recordings on the same day, including “Mary, Don’t You Weep” and “Climbing Higher Mountains.” The songs from the two-night show were compiled into an album and remains the best-selling live gospel album of all time, according to Esquire.

The footage, directed by Directed by Sydney Pollack and compiled by Alan Elliot, will be finally be released after almost 50 years of mounting technical and legal issues.  It first premiered to rave reviews at the DOC NYC festival in 2018, following  Franklin’s death in August.

The movie hits select theaters on April 5, 2019.

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YOU ARE JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT CHARITABLE GIVING THIS MORNING. WHY?

As we kick off the first filing season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law in December 2017, there are questions about how it could affect charitable giving. While Americans are incredibly generous, and most people give to charity because they want to help, the tax code does affect giving. While one of the objectives of the 2017 legislation was to make the tax filing process easier by increasing the amount of the standard deduction, it also reduced the number of people who will use itemize deductions, including charitable donations. Many experts believe this will result in a decrease in giving.

WHY DOES A HIGHER STANDARD DEDUCTION AFFECT GIVING?

Under the new tax law, the standard deduction was raised from $ 6,350 to $ 12,000 for individuals and from $ 12,700 to $ 24,000 for couples. This means that an individuals and couples will have to have deductions over $ 12,000 and $ 24,000, respectively in order to go the itemized route when filing their taxes, and a minority of Americans fall into this category. Indeed, a new congressional report estimates that just 18 million households are expected to itemize deductions this year, down from 46.5 million last year. And without itemizing, these taxpayers lose all tax benefits associated with charitable giving. In addition, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act also lowered the top marginal tax rate for individuals and couples from 39.6 percent to 37 percent. Reducing the top marginal tax rate might also result in a decline in giving because it reduced the tax incentive of charitable donations. Together, these changes have many charities and nonprofits worried.

HOW MUCH WILL THESE CHANGES REDUCE GIVING?

While no one knows for sure, the estimates are sizable.  The American Enterprise Institute estimates charities will collect $ 16.3 billion to $ 17.2 billion less in donations this year as a result of the new law. The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center projects that charitable will drop by one-third, from $ 63 billion to $ 42 billion, due to the elimination of the federal tax incentives.

ARE THERE STILL WAYS WE CAN GIVE AND REDUCE OUR TAX BURDEN?

There are still a couple of options out there. One way to take advantage of your giving for tax purposes is through gift bundling. Basically, you combine multiple years of giving to your favorite charities into a tax year, allowing you to reach an amount that will allow you to use itemized deductions on your taxes. If you are over 70.5, the new tax code allows you to make charitable gifts tax free from your IRA. Finally, you can give non-cash assets. By giving stocks or other appreciated assets, such as artwork and antiques, which have grown in value, you can avoid capital gains taxes.

IS THERE ANY GOOD NEWS FOR CHARITIES?

There is some good news. While the new IRS code may eliminate the tax incentive, it doesn’t eliminate the desire to do good. In fact, a new report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects total charitable giving will rise by 3.4% in 2019 and by 4.1% in 2020. Specifically, it projected that giving by individuals would grow by 2.1% and 3.4% in 2019 and 2020, while predicting corporate giving would grow by 3.2% and 2.6% over the next two years.


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Bruegger’s Will Give You 3 Free Bagels on Jan. 31! Here’s How to Get Them

Many food chains give you birthday freebies. But what about when it’s their birthday? Why not celebrate that too?

Bruegger’s Bagels turns 36 this year. Instead of celebrating with cake and ice cream, the breakfast and coffee stop is doing what comes naturally: giving out free bagels.

Want to carb up for free?

How to Get Free Bruegger’s Bagels

First, sign up for the eClub to receive emails from Bruegger’s. You’ll get an email with the option to either show a mobile coupon for your three free bagels or print your coupon.

Then, visit your favorite of the more than 200 Bruegger’s locations on Jan. 31 between opening, which varies by store, and 11 a.m.

P.S. Signing up for Bruegger’s eClub will get a freebie on your birthday too. There’s really no downside.

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Would You Give Up Your Job for a Night With Michelle Obama? This Mayor Did

It’s understandable to want to see former first lady Michelle Obama in the flesh because she is just that fantastic. But you might not want to go about doing so they way this former Texas mayor and her associate did.

Lyndia Thomas, the mayor of Forest Hills, Texas, and her pro-tem mayor (defined by Chron as “deputy mayor pro tem, assumes mayoral duties in the event of a mayor’s absence due to death, physical incapacity, impeachment or resignation”), Beckie Duncan Hayes quit their posts after accusations of misusing city funds to pay for tickets to see Michelle Obama.

According to The Daily Mail, the duo expensed two $ 545 tickets to see Mrs. Obama on her Becoming book tour—and were reimbursed with money from the city’s public relations fund.

Rather than being ousted from their positions by that city’s council, the two resigned. Hayes later paid back the money.

The Daily Mail reported: “I will not leave my fate in the hands of other individuals,’ Hayes told WWFA following her resignation. I am a woman of integrity, and the allegations, they have no substance. They are false.”

“We don’t get a salary, but we are entitled to be reimbursed for our expenses,” said Thomas according to the report. “We are not trying to hide anything,” she continued.

ABC News reports that the two women say “they’re being targeted for political reasons, and they both said they will plan to run for city council again. The next election is in May.”

The Forest Hills city website now shows Clara Faulkner as the Deputy Mayor Pro Tem.

 

 

 

 

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This year’s finalists for the Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards will have a chance to celebrate with their competitors at a cocktail party at the Tory Sport store on Fifth Avenue Jan. 16.
The main event will be held Jan. 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street with Tommy Hilfiger sharing his wisdom in the keynote address. His wife, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, will be on hand to present the Accessories award. Behno’s Shivam Punjya, Bobby Roaché, Genevieve Rose Atelier’s Genevieve Foddy, Jibs Life’s Natalie Kathleen, Lelet NY’s Sara Bieler Sasson and Lutz Morris’ Tina Lutz Morris will be vying for this year’s prize.
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Getting in shape? Eating healthier? Psh. As 2019 rounds the bend, make a New Year’s resolution you can actually stick to — like giving your home a much-needed makeover. 

We weren’t able to track down Ty Pennington on your behalf, unfortunately, but we’ve done the next best thing: rounded up a list of 11 awesome, on-sale products that make it easy to revitalize one’s space. Plus, you can combine them with another popular New Year’s resolution — saving money — by entering the code NEWYEAR2019 at checkout and score an additional 19% off.

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50 glorious stocking stuffers to give the beauty enthusiast on your list

Every year, the holidays sneaks up on us like the Grinch trying to steal our gifts. Except, unlike the Grinch, most of us enjoy the community and generosity displayed during the holiday season. Let’s be honest, regardless of religion or tradition, giving and receiving gifts is a universally loved activity. If you’re excited about the parties and quality time with loved ones but feel anxious about crossing all the Ts on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. We are deeply familiar with how overwhelming holiday shopping can be, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite stocking stuffer options for the beauty lovers on your list.

Whether your loved one is makeup-obsessed, a lover of all things green beauty, or someone looking to baby their body through the winter, we’ve got festive and affordable options across the board. Now, you can focus less of your energy on anxiously combing through holiday sales, and more of your energy on consuming delicious cookies and cranking Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”

So go ahead, pour yourself a nice cup of cocoa, settle into your couch, and behold all of the fabulous stocking stuffer options we’ve found for the beauty lover in your life.

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Few makeup additions scream holiday cheer more than a glittery, runway-ready shade of the Marc Jacobs eyeshadow. Both the Topaz Flash and Blitz Glitz colors will help you ring in the New Year.

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The holiday season can wreak havoc on our lips, which is why an adorably packaged Nugg lip scrub is an ideal addition to any beauty lover’s stocking.

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This adorable, yet elegant ornament not only contains the wildly popular Champagne Pop Highlighter, but your loved one can even hang it on their tree after opening it up.

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A cute hair scarf is a gift that can be used all year-round. Plus, Louvelle has four different patterns to choose from.

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Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to limit your gifting to holiday-themed cosmetics. Especially when the summer-loving friend on your list might be longing for these four mermaid-inspired shades.

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This affordable mask set will cover all your loved one’s winter skin care needs. There’s a mask for purifying, moisture, pore-refining, and radiance-boosting, complete with two under-eye brightening hydrogel patches.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Few things say “I love you” quite like high-quality brow tools, and Anastasia Beverly Hills is the place to shop for brow products.

9. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.sephora.com/product/obsessions-eyeshadow-palette-P425909″ title=”Huda Beauty Obsessions Eye Palette” context=”body”], $ 27

With nine gem-inspired palettes to choose from (each palette comes with nine shadows), there’s a goldmine of eyeshadows for the beauty lover on your list.

10. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.thecremeshop.com/collections/hello-kitty/products/hello-kitty-macaron-lip-balm-with-vitamin-e-berry-nice” title=”Crème Shop x Hello Kitty Macaron Lip Balm” context=”body”], $ 8

There are few stocking stuffers both as cute and practical as a macaron-shaped lip balm. This Crème Shop one draws inspiration from Hello Kitty. Every time your loved one moisturizes their lips, they’ll be filled with happiness.

11. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.dermstore.com/product_3DHD+Blender++Pink_75910.htm” title=”Sigma Beauty Blender” context=”body”], $ 15

In a perfect world, beauty sponges would last forever, (aka through all of our makeup looks and furious washings). But the reality is that most of us need to replace them. So why not give your friend the gift of a clean, new makeup sponge?

12. Lano Lips Coconutter Holiday Cracker Duo, $ 19

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Nordstrom

This adorably packaged balm duo can be used on everything from your lips to your cuticles, and it’s especially helpful for dry, wintry patches.

13. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.kiehls.com/gifts/gifts-for-all/kiss-me-with-kiehls/KHL258.html?cgid=gifts-for-all&dwvar_KHL258_size=Gift Set#start=9&cgid=gifts-for-all” title=”Kiehl’s Kiss Me Lip Balm Trio” context=”body”], $ 25

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Kiehl’s

We fully believe the Holy Trinity refers to this trio of the Kiehl’s original lip balm, cranberry lip balm, and mint lip balm.

14. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.amazon.com/Baylis-Harding-Blackberry-Shower-Sensation/dp/B01HG6Q8Q0/ref=sr_1_5_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1542050025&sr=1-5″ title=”Baylis and Harding Wild Blackberry and Apple Shower Sensation Gift Set” context=”body”], $ 20

Amazon

Celebrate the holidays with this luxe Baylis & Harding bath set.

[lisheader nr=15]The Better Skin Co. Lava Magik, $ 32[/listheader]

This 3-in-1 skin care product functions as a cleanser, scrub, and mask, depending on how thick you apply it and the length of use. This is ideal for the time-efficient person on your list.

16. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://juicebeauty.com/products/plant-me-a-kiss” title=”Juice Beauty Plant Me A Kiss” context=”body”], $ 19

Juice Beauty

This gorgeous duo includes a mascara as well as a satin lip cream, both of which can be placed inside the metallic ornament and hung on the tree.

17. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.target.com/p/pixi-fast-flash-facial-2-01-fl-oz/-/A-52616069″ title=”Pixi Beauty Fast Flash Facial” context=”body”], $ 22

Target

This pretty-in-pink trio will treat your loved one to the Peel & Polish Resurfacing Concentrate, the beloved Glow Tonic, and the soothing Rose Flash Balm. This is perfect for holiday travels, as well.

18. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.target.com/p/sincerely-jules-by-sc-252-nci-jeweled-bobby-pins-4pk/-/A-75560722″ title=”Sincerely Jules x Scunci[ Jeweled Bobby Pins” context=”body”], $ 7.99

Target

New Year’s is a time for over-the-top updos, which means dropping some jeweled bobby pins in a loved one’s stocking is not only a sweet gift, but it’s seriously helpful.

19. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://oseamalibu.com/collections/shop/products/vitamin-c-probiotic-face-polish-booster-size” title=”Osea Malibu Mini Vitamin C Brightening Treatment” context=”body”], $ 20

All of the delicious holiday treats can wreak havoc on our precious skin, so giving your loved one the gift of a brightening and fortifying scrub is a surefire way to make them feel fresh.

20. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.shuuemura-usa.com/4935421670159.html#start=9&cgid=holiday” title=”Shu Uemura Chocolate Topped Curler” context=”body”], $ 21

Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura makes the most glamorous eyelash curlers on the market, which is why festive curlers are a must-have this holiday season.

21. Voir Haircare She’s Like The Wind Dry Shampoo, $ 20

Getting naked for a shower in the dead of winter is less than ideal, which is why dry shampoo is a great gift for anyone trying to stay fresh.

22. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.milanicosmetics.com/products/bold-obsessions-eyeshadow-palette” title=”Milani Bold Obsession Eyeshadow Kit” context=”body”], $ 19.99

Milani

This gorgeous 12-shade palette will make the eyeshadow enthusiast stand out more than your holiday decorations.

23. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://aquis.com/collections/all/products/rapid-dry-hair-turban” title=”Aquis Rapid Dry Hair Turban” context=”body”], $ 30

The worst part about washing your hair is the 18 hours it takes to dry—particularly if you’re trying to avoid heat damage. Luckily, Aquis has the answer for all of us lazy air-dry lovers.

24. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://shop.oneloveorganics.com/products/detox-glow-kit” title=”One Love Organics Detox + Glow Kit” context=”body”], $ 159

This set is ideal for your BFF who loves green beauty. They’ll be able to mask it up with charcoal, cleanse their skin with Vitamin B enzymes, and moisturize with a soothing balm.

25. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.itcosmetics.com/gifts/confidence-in-a-cream-moisturizer-travel-size-confetti-popper/ITC_780.html” title=”It Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream Confetti Popper” context=”body”], $ 12

Normally, an anti-aging moisturizing cream might not feel like an exciting gift, but this special popper makes it a lot more fun to open!

26. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.macys.com/shop/product/sunday-riley-3-pc.-glow.-repair.-repeat.-kit-created-for-macys?ID=6983756&CategoryID=30078#fn=BRAND=Sunday Riley&SIZE=&sp=1&spc=22&ruleId=54|BOOST SAVED SET|BOOST ATTRIBUTE&searchPass=matchNone&slotId=1″ title=”Sunday Riley Glow, Repair, Repeat Kit” context=”body”], $ 59

Macys

We’d be hard-pressed to imagine a friend who wouldn’t squeal upon receiving this Sunday Riley set, which includes the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, and the C.E.O. Moisturizer.

27. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shop/tangle-teezer-compact-styler?adpos=1o1&color=090&quantity=1&size=ONE SIZE&type=REGULAR” title=”Urban Outfitters Tangle Teezer” context=”body”], $ 16

Urban Outfitters

Detangling your luscious hair is a year-long activity, which is why gifting a loved one with a cute and practical detangling brush is a gift that will keep on giving.

28. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.sephora.com/product/ten-days-tocca-gift-set-P436849″ title=”Ten Days of Tocca Gift Set” context=”body”], $ 50

The fragrance lover in your life will feel completely pampered by all 10 perfumes in this gift set. Whether they fancy a rollerball or a scented hand cream, this sampler is an ideal way for them to find their signature scent.

29. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.koparibeauty.com/products/beauty-besties” title=”Kopari Beauty Besties Kit” context=”body”], $ 40

Have them channel a tropical Christmas with this delicious set that includes a coconut deodorant, coconut lip gloss, a face cream, and a multi-tasking lotion.

30. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.ahava.com/mini-trio-celebration” title=”Ahava Mini Trio Celebration” context=”body”], $ 15

AHAVA

Since winter can be such a stressful time for our skin, this cream trio will be a miracle for your loved one’s dry and parched hands.

31. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://emerahaircare.com/product/emera-sample-box/” title=”Emera Haircare Sample Box” context=”body”], $ 14.50

Emera

If you have a loved one who is currently obsessed with the wide-ranging benefits of CBD, then introducing them to Emera’s hair care offerings might be a perfect match. This sampler includes a CBD-infused shampoo, conditioner, serum, and scalp treatment.

32. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.beautibi.com/collections/107-oneoseven/products/107-premium-snow-mask” title=”OneOSeven Premium Snow Mask” context=”body”], $ 3

This luxurious sheet mask is a fabulous stocking stuffer for the K-beauty lover on your list.

33. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://evolutionofsmooth.com/products/sugar-plum” title=”EOS Sugarplum Balm” context=”body”], $ 3.29

This festive lip balm is great for moisturizing the lips, and it’s good enough to eat (but please don’t eat it).

34. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://lapcos.myshopify.com/collections/skincare/products/rejuvenating-variety-pack-4-1″ title=”Lapcos Rejuvenating Sheetmask Variety Pack” context=”body”], $ 14.50

Lapcos

Is there any better way to enter 2019 than with a collection of luxurious sheet masks? We don’t think so.

35. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://jillstuartbeautyusa.com/products/lip-blossom” title=”Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Blossom” context=”body”], $ 24

Your beauty-loving friend will feel like royalty when they gaze upon this fairy tale-inspired packaging from Jill Stuart Beauty’s lipstick collection.

36. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://oliveandm.com/product/antioxidant-balm/” title=”Olive M Antioxidant Balm” context=”body”], $ 36

This organic multi-purpose balm is infused with neroli and rose so you can keep your body, face, and lips silky smooth throughout the winter.

37. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://waxingkara.com/product/rose-lavender-facial-oil/” title=”Waxing Kara Rose & Lavender Facial Oil” context=”body”], $ 42

This sweet-smelling blend of essential oils is great for the person on your list looking to even out their skin tone and soften wrinkles without using harsh chemicals.

38. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://pinrose.com/collections/best-sellers/products/best-travel-perfume-ever” title=”Pinrose Best Travel Perfume Kit” context=”body”], $ 24

This beautifully packaged perfume kit includes 20 samples of Pinrose fragrances, so your loved one can smell just as good as they look.

39. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://whitesandsproducts.com/collections/frontpage/products/orchids-oil” title=”White Sands Orchid Oil” context=”body”], $ 26

White Sands

This heavenly-scented oil will serve as a calming balm for your loved one’s dry, winter hair. Plus, we can’t get over how luxe the packaging is.

40. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://prioriskincare.com/collections/adaptive-core-formulas/products/lca-fx110-gentle-cleanser-travel-size?variant=8864188039267″ title=”Priori Gentle Cleanser” context=”body”], $ 19.95

Priori

This travel-sized lactic acid cleanser is great for anyone looking to stay on top of their skin care routine.

41. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.target.com/p/sheamoisture-coconut-and-hibiscus-holiday-bath-and-body-gift-set/-/A-75570383″ title=”SheaMoisture Coconut And Hibiscus Holiday Bath and Body Set” context=”body”], $ 9.99

SheaMoisture

There are few brands that consistently put out formulas as deeply moisturizing and delicious-smelling as SheaMoisture. This will be a real treat!

42. EIR NYC Surf + Turf Kit, $ 40

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Help them take care of their skin, especially during the winter when most forget about sun care.

43. The Balm The Dew Manizer’s Quad, $ 27.50

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The Balm

A set of four dazzling liquid highlighters and all-over illuminators.

44. Farsali Unicorn Essence Mini, $ 22

Farsali

This cult-favorite essence will be perfect of the skin care lover on your list.

45. Bobbi Brown Luxe on Luxe Lip Color Collection, $ 155

Bobbi Brown

Give the gift of incredible lips with this ultra-luxe mini lipstick set.

46. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.target.com/p/kristin-ess-temporary-rose-gold-tint-celestial-bobby-pins-7oz/-/A-75567132″ title=”Kristin Ess Rose Goals Kit” context=”body”], $ 14

Target

All of the Kristin Ess products are incredible, so you can’t go wrong with any of their gift sets. But the Rose Goals kit is truly a treat.

47. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.macys.com/shop/product/juicy-couture-oui-eau-de-parfum-spray-3.4-oz.?ID=6428439″ title=”Juicy Couture Oui Eau de Parfum” context=”body”], $ 105

Macy’s

A fun and flirty perfume, with notes of jasmine water lemon, that will match their spirit.

48. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.sephora.com/product/doll-in-disquise-mini-lip-plumping-trio-P435815″ title=”Buxom Cosmetics Doll in Disquise Lip Plumping Trio” context=”body”], $ 24

Sephora

Give them this playful lip plumping trio that comes with Buxom’s bestselling lip liner, two high-shine liquid lips, and a sultry eye veil.

49. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://www.urbandecay.com/on-the-run-mini-palette-urban-decay/ud932.html” title=”Urban Decay On the Run Mini Eyeshadow Palette in Detour” context=”body”], $ 25

Stocking Stuffers
Urban Decay

For the eyeshadow lover on your list, Urban Decay launched three mini palettes inspired by its beloved Born to Run palette.

50. [tempo-ecommerce src=”https://pinrose.com/products/intention-scenting-gift-set” title=”Pinrose Intention Scenting Gift Set” context=”body”], $

Stocking Stuffer
Pinrose

A perfume set that offers a range of scents and a little bit of self-care. Each fragrance is paired with a positive intention, just the kind of vibe we want to have in 2019.

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The latest Game of Thrones trailer will give you chills

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If you’ve been getting into the Christmas spirit, you’ll have cracked open your beauty advent calendar, the Prosecco Christmas crackers will be in the fridge, and you’ll have got your £5 tree from Ikea.

You’re ready to celebrate, and there’s a tray of Ferrero Rocher just crying to be opened.

And while we don’t want to wish the time away, we’re also excited about the festive period for another reason – once it’s over, it means we’re one step closer to the final season of Game of Thrones.

Hurrah! We’ll finally see what goes down when Dany and Jon Snow realise that their saucy midnight cabin meets are actually incestuous. We’ll find out why Tyrion was looking all shady in the shadows during the last episode. And we’ll also find out whether faceless man trainee and all-round badass Arya will finally meet her match and join those who have fallen before her.

So much drama! So many questions! So many spoilers to read up on before season 8 airs in April!

And as (very) eager fans, we are delighted to see that another trailer has been released – and it looks epic.

The 54 second teaser sees that old board of Westeros along with the famous chess pieces – the Stark Direwolf, the Targaryen dragon and the Lannister lion. Each is slowly engulfed in plumes of icy chill, before a sudden rush of fire draws in from the opposite end of the board and the two meet in the middle.

We’re not too surprised that we don’t get any actual footage of the upcoming season, because the Game of Thrones lot are known for keeping as much under wraps as they possibly can.

However, it has whet our appetite and made us ridiculously excited for April 2019.

Will you be tuning in to see how it all ties up?

We’re on the edge of our (icy and fiery) seats.

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Scouted: The Best Gifts To Give Yourself This Holiday Season

This holiday season, consider buying a gift for the most important person in your life: you. The relationship you have with yourself is the longest and most important one of you’ve got, and it is worth investing in. When it comes to deciding what to treat yourself to, I’m a proponent of gifts that will most promote self-care. Little switches can make a big difference when it comes to making your everyday life more luxurious, fun, and healthy. These products are all ones that have made a tangible difference in how I feel.

Home Equipment To Make Impulsive Exercise Easy

I’m a big fan of keeping some exercise equipment at home — I find that if I don’t have to get changed to go to the gym, and can watch Netflix while using some free weights, I impulsively exercise much more than I would otherwise. I suggest getting a cushy fitness mat that looks good enough to keep out all the time so that the invitation is always open. Egg Weights are also great and compact for the home or traveling — just loop one around each middle finger to add some muscle to your workout. I’ve realized making the switch to a pair of wireless earbuds is also key to moving around more when I’m listening to music or watching a show at home (and is much better for the gym as well). And last but not least, those with kegel muscles should consider exercising those at home with a smart trainer that helps protect your future bladder control and sex life.

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Trump panel wants to give USPS right to hike prices for Amazon, others

The United States Postal Service should have more flexibility to raise rates for packages, according to recommendations from a task force set up by President Donald Trump, a move that could hurt profits of Amazon.com Inc and other large online retailers.


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Trump’s Art of the Russia Deal: Give Vladimir Putin a Penthouse

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Hours after President Donald Trump’s former attorney pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his role in pursuing a business deal in Moscow for his longtime boss, details of that business deal broke, revealing that the Trump Organization was reportedly so eager to break ground on a real estate development in Moscow that it offered a prime unit to none other than Vladimir Putin, the Russian president.

Call it “Russia-Lago.”

On Thursday evening, Buzzfeed News’ Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier reported that when he was negotiating a potential Trump Tower Moscow on behalf of the Trump Organization, Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen told Putin’s press secretary that, among other considerations, the Trump Organization was willing to offer a $ 50 million penthouse in the planned 100-story skyscraper to Putin himself.

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19 Preppy Gifts to Give Your Friend Who Went to Harvard, in Case You Forgot, It’s Not a Big Deal

We know it’s hard to find the right gifts for your loved ones, so we’ve compiled a ton of fashion and beauty-focused gift guides tailored to a range of interests and budgets. Check out our latest below and find more right here. Back in September, we at Fashionista compiled a trend report …

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Give Thanks For Coworkers and Clients With An Office Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has been picking up steam over the last few years as an alternative way to celebrate Thanksgiving, but it can also be a great way to show colleagues or clients your appreciation.

Throw an Office Friendsgiving with these tips from Michiel Perry, founder and editor-in-chief of Black Southern Belle:

Put Networking First

 

Use a serving bowl as a place for guests to drop their business cards. To encourage participation, feel free to raffle off a great bottle of winter wine.

 

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Don’t Forget Branding

 

Looking to showcase a new product or your brand philosophy? Use simple place cards such as small office envelopes on paper clips. These envelopes can be a great place to give the name of dishes as well as some insight into what you are professionally thankful for to your clients this year.

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Keep Friendsgiving Food Light

 

Since most of your clients and/or employees will be having Thanksgiving with their family, try to keep your menu light with simple dishes such as turkey caesar salad or charcuterie boards of your favorite pickled fall vegetables. And, of course, a fall-inspired cocktail is always a good start to a fun client Friendsgiving.

Get Some Help

 

When you are pulling together a last-minute party, don’t be afraid to get help from a local caterer. Nothing better than supporting a small business while creating a new addition to your networking list—and even better if you can use a company that your clients enjoy utilizing. If you don’t have time find a caterer, the deli section of your local gourmet store has excellent pre-made options.

Or, for an easy Office Friendsgiving, put together an after-lunch dessert and coffee display. Find a local bakery to order a pastry assortment. And create a mocktail station, with pumpkin coffee, sparkling cider, and cranberry juice. This is perfect for office colleagues who prefer to abstain and also helps avoid some dietary restrictions such as dairy and meat.

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Add Festive Decor

 

Be sure to add a little decor to your office conference room to create a Friendsgiving that your clients will see as Instagram worthy. Grocery stores have small bundles of multi-colored pumpkins that make the perfect decorations. If you want to add even more flair, start by pulling some decor from your home such as candlesticks, champagne buckets, and various sets of drinkware.

Follow Up

 

An essential part of any client event is the follow-up. Be sure to send handwritten notes with a fall candy to your guests who attended to add another touchpoint for them to remember your company and the Friendsgiving.

 

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Aunty Maxine Is Set To Give Big Banks the Business

Rep. Maxine Waters will continue to reclaim her time representing California in the House of Representatives for the next two years following her win in Tuesday’s Midterm Elections. In addition to being reelected, the Democrat is poised to take over the House Financial Services Committee, which would give her the power to take down big banks, fight against Wall Street corruption, and subpoena President Trump.


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Affectionately known as “Aunty Maxine,” Waters has been the top Democrat on the banking panel since former congressman Barney Frank retired in 2013. Now that Democrats won control of the House, she is likely to become the chair of the powerful panel, which has control over financial regulation and housing finance reform. This will give Waters the ability to execute on her pledge to fix Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and hold big banks accountable when their practices harm customers.

Throughout her 14-term tenure on The Hill, Waters has been a fierce critic of Wall Street and Trump, who is pushing a deregulatory agenda. Waters, on the other hand, has called for increased regulation of major financial institutions and even issued a report calling for Wells Fargo to shut down following a series of high-profile scandals. Waters later introduced the Megabank Accountability and Consequences Act, a bill that would require regulators to shut down a large bank for repeatedly violating consumer protection laws. She has also pledged to pass higher fines for major banks that break the law.

Furthermore, as chairwoman, Waters would be granted subpoena power to dig up dirt on other banks and target Deutsche Bank for its past dealings with Trump. With the committee gavel, Waters will also have the ability to issue subpoenas to Trump allies, like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, forcing him to provide documentation regarding the president’s alleged ties to Russia.

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Women who give birth to boys much more likely to have postnatal depression

A new study into postnatal depression (PND) found the odds of developing this condition increased by 79 percent when mothers had baby boys compared to baby girls. Overall the researchers identified that women who give birth to males are 71-79% more likely to develop PND. Furthermore, women whose births had complications were 174% more likely to experience PND compared to those women who had no complications.
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Kenya Moore Confirms Preeclampsia Diagnosis, Will Give Birth Early [Photo]

The tests are in and Kenya Moore does, in fact, have preeclampsia.

According to a note posted by the former ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star she’ll have to deliver Baby Daly earlier than expected — although she didn’t specify when.

Earlier this week Kenya revealed that she gained 17 pounds in one week due to possible preeclampsia. She weighed 200 pounds in September.

According to Mayo Clinic, preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication “characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver and kidneys.”

It typically develops suddenly in women who previously had normal blood pressure after the 20-week pregnancy mark. Besides the sudden weight gain and swelling, symptoms may include severe headaches, shortness of breath, nausea, upper abdominal pain, blurred vision, impaired liver and kidney function and decreased urine output.

We’re praying for a safe and healthy delivery.

 

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Common, Regina Hall, and Russell Hornsby Share Lessons from ‘The Hate U Give’

Based on the book by Angie Thomas, the new film The Hate U Give shares the perspective of a teenaged black girl torn between two worlds. The novel’s film adaption speaks to a wide range of audiences and experiences as it addresses the challenges of 16-year old Starr Carter. Starr’s problems cross boundaries and provide lessons that can be applied to our personal and professional lives as it relates to our diverse and often polarizing political environment.

The film addresses myriad topics such as code-switching, covering, discrimination, diversity, police brutality, gun violence, trauma, voting, and activism. Film director George Tillman and the cast addressed these issues at a recent forum sponsored by the 48th Annual Legislative ConferenceCongresswoman Val Demings of Florida’s 10th District, and the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA). Actress Regina Hall, actor Russell Hornsby, and hip-hop artist/actor/activist Common also provided valuable insight around a plethora of timely themes found within the emotionally charged film.

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Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, and Common (Photo Credit: Patricia McDougall Photography)

Code-Switching in The Hate U Give 

Code-switching is the practice of switching between languages or dialects in conversation to suit the setting. Starr is continually switching between two worlds; the poor, predominantly black neighborhood where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, we witness Starr struggling with communication issues we often face in our daily work lives, as we determine the suitable language and vernacular to communicate with colleagues. Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what is right.

‘Covering’ and Other Themes 

Covering is the act of downplaying or hiding certain aspects of yourself so as not to appear different. The Deloitte University Leadership Center for Inclusion report, Uncovering Talent, reveals that 61% of all employees “cover” their identities in some way by downplaying specific attributes, for fear of drawing unwanted attention or making others uncomfortable. Too often, covering does not provide the positive consequences we hope to achieve and is often detrimental to our self-esteem and performance. Taking cues from Starr, we understand covering is unhealthy and does not provide the results we hope for. Eventually, we remove the veil as the pressure to hide becomes unbearable and we show up as our authentic selves.

Starr encounters and manages blatant discrimination and negative treatment based on her race throughout the film. Many workplaces are plagued with discrimination and the lack of opportunities for people of color. In fact, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the agency nationwide in 2017. By recognizing a lack of diversity in the workplace, we can aim to ensure people of color are in decision-making roles with decision-making power. Hornsby said it best when he stated, “the diverse stories we are able to tell from a black perspective are stories that are from opportunities. We show that we can do the work. We show that we are capable. We show that we are talented. We just need to have an opportunity.” Providing opportunities is a step toward combatting discrimination.

There is not one character in The Hate U Give exempt from some level of trauma based on events in the film. In the same way, we are not exempt from the trauma we experience directly or indirectly in daily life. According to studies, 66% of the general population has been traumatized at some point. Eighty percent of workers feel stressed on the job, and approximately 1 million workers are absent each day due to stress. It is essential to be aware that the incidents that occur in The Hate U Give are not limited to the movies but that we are encountering people who have these experiences in our professional lives on a daily basis. Empathy and sensitivity to the experience of others are needed more than ever in our professional and personal lives.

Diversity

When discussing The Hate U Give, Hall eloquently explained how images reflect who we are, how we are perceived, and how we are received in the world: “Those images shape how the world is shaped and affects us when we apply for jobs.” When asked about diversity and his role in the film, Common explained how art gives us more insight into life. “Every time I get a new character, I start to understand human beings more. That’s why I want to play characters that are not like me, and that do not think like I think,” he expressed. Being exposed to people, experiences, and places that are not like us or that are different from our everyday lives is the key to diversity. Common and the cast agreed that when it comes to diversity we have a long way to go, but it is important to acknowledge the growth and recognize there are people on the front lines who are moving forward and being leaders in the area of diversity.

The Hate U Give reminds us that it is not only about diversity of color and gender, but also diversity in thought. As art imitates life, we continue to recognize that people come from all walks of life and that we are not monolithic as a people.  As Hornby expressed, “There is no right or wrong, there is only truth.”  As business owners and professionals, we must join efforts with organizations like the MMCA to ignite and sustain a call to truth and action that results in a significant increase in diverse representation in all areas of industry. At the same time, we must be keenly aware of the effect the lack of diversity and other factors have on our health and our productivity. The Hate U Give is a powerful tool that can be used to continue the dialogue and to challenge misconceptions that prevent progress.

The Hate U Give is in select theaters on Oct. 5 and everywhere on Oct. 19.

 

 

 

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‘The Hate U Give’ screenwriter dies day before film’s release at age of 58

The screenwriter behind the brand new film, “The Hate U Give” died following a years-long battle with cancer a day before the movie’s release. She was 58.

Audrey Wells succumbed to her illness on Thursday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Over the last five and half years, Audrey fought valiantly…

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The Trump administration is moving ahead with a plan to pay Mexico $ 20 million to deport migrants from that country and prevent them from reaching the U.S.
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