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Michael Phelps Opens Up About Retirement and Mental Health Awareness: ‘I Struggle Through Problems Just Like Everybody Else’

Now, when 28-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps swims butterfly, it’s usually for an audience of one. When his 2-year old son Boomer waves his arms in imitation of the stroke, he knows what the toddler wants to see. “He knows the motion of the butterfly,” says Phelps. “So I do a couple of laps.”

Since leaving competitive swimming after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Phelps has been enjoying retirement in Arizona with his wife Nicole and sons Boomer and Beckett, seven months. He’s also become an advocate for water conservation (he’s in his second year as global water ambassador for Colgate, working to remind people to turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth) and mental health awareness, and has openly discussed his struggle with depression.

“For me to know there are a lot of people out there in the world who are struggling the same exact way I do still struggle and have struggled — I’m a human being. But I was so used to compartmentalizing everything,” he says. “Being an athlete you’re supposed to be this strong person who doesn’t have weaknesses, doesn’t have any problems. No, that’s wrong. I struggle through problems just like everybody else does. I wanted to open up and just talk about it. It is what makes me who I am.”

Phelps says he now sees the “red flags popping up when I’m starting to go down that path,” and knows when to reach out to his wife or therapist. “Communication is something I really just learned, just to be completely wide open,” he says. “I joke that I learned how to communicate when I’m 30. But I did. And it’s better late than never.”

Those skills are making the connections he has with the U.S. national swim team stronger as well; he admits that at the first of his five Olympic Games, he probably wasn’t as approachable as he was during his last Olympics in Rio. “I think it’s crazy that in the four previous Games people did not reach out to me because I was probably a little different, and hard to approach then,” he says. “But going into [the 2016 Games] I was able to kind of relax, let my guard down a little bit and enjoy the experience. It was the first time I ever talked to everybody on the national team. That might be why I’m being approached more, and I like that. I want to help continue to grow the sport.”

It’s a new role for Phelps, who welcomes the responsibility, and applauds other athletes who are using their visible positions to advocate for issues that are important for them. “For me, to be able to have that power, to have people listen to you and to open up and speak about things that are important to me whether that is mental health or saving water; that’s amazing,” he says. “I never thought people would sit and listen to me, or care about what I was saying. It’s pretty incredible to have that voice and be able to spread my message as loud as I can to get people to really open up, understand what is actually going on and what we are doing to the world we live in, no matter what it is.”

Just don’t expect him to be racing again at the next Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. Now, he just laps the pool as an escape. “It’s the only time it’s peaceful, quiet and I can escape in my own head and let go of whatever I need to let go of,” he says. “I always thought of myself as a swimmer and that’s it. Now I try to think of myself more as a human. And that’s a good way to live.”

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Peter Kavinsky—I mean Noah Centineo— just proved he is the…

Peter Kavinsky—I mean Noah Centineo— just proved he is the PERFECT boyfriend (with the help of Liz Lemon, the Labrador retriever puppy).

My personal favorite line: “we can go to dinner, but we should split the bill 80/20 because of the gender pay gap.” 😍😂😭

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Little Baby Bum has billions of views on YouTube — and just sold for millions

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Did you know that a near hour-long collection of children’s nursery rhymes set to 3D animation is the 20th most popular YouTube video ever?

The video, with over 2 billion views and counting on the site, was created by the YouTube channel Little Baby Bum

And the husband-and-wife duo behind the popular channel just sold Little Baby Bum, likely for millions of dollars.

The exact sale price is confidential, but a social media marketing firm told Bloomberg that the London couple likely made between £6 million to £8.5 million ($ 7.8 million to $ 11.1 million).

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It’s not just FEMA: ICE quietly got an extra $200 million

As a potentially catastrophic hurricane bears down on the East Coast of the US, the shifting of $ 10 million from FEMA’s operating budget to fund immigration detention and deportations is drawing condemnation from Democrats.


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Roger Federer Was Just Dethroned as the Top Prize Money Earner in Tennis

Roger Federer got hit with a one-two punch of defeat and disappointment this week at the U.S. Open.

First, the Swiss tennis icon lost the tournament on Tuesday, getting knocked out in the fourth round by Australian John Millman. Then, on Sunday, Serbian Novak Djokovic won the championship, earning $ 3.8 million and officially unseating Federer as the tennis player with the most career prize money.

The pair have been locked in a back-and-forth battle for the title of top prize earner for years, with Djokovic passing Federer in 2016 before falling behind in 2017. As of Sunday night, Djokovic has been awarded $ 119,110,890 in prizes, according to the Association of Tennis Professionals. Federer, 37, is now at $ 117,773,812.

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Don’t feel too bad for Roger, though — he was recently named the highest-paid tennis player in the world by Forbes for the 13th year in a row. But of the $ 54.3 million he brought in last year, only about $ 9 million came from his time on the court.

Federer’s several big-shot sponsors bankrolled the rest. According to his website, the player has endorsement deals with watch brand Rolex, pasta maker Barilla and auto company Mercedes Benz, among others.

His latest partnership is with Uniqlo. The Japanese clothing store announced earlier this summer that it was teaming up with the player after his decades-old contract with Nike ended. Federer’s new agreement with Uniqlo is worth $ 300 million, as the New York Times reported, meaning he’ll pocket about $ 74 million annually from all of his various endorsements.

But Djokovic has some high-profile backers of his own. Forbes reported he brought in $ 22 million last year from endorsement deals with companies like Lacoste, Asics, Seiko and Head, the last of which makes his equipment.

When Federer spends his cash, it’s often on real estate. Over the past few years, he’s donated $ 13.5 million through his foundation to open more than 80 preschools in Malawi. He recently bought and then sold a roughly $ 8.5 million glass mansion in Wollerau, Switzerland, and he has an apartment in Dubai.

Djokovic also has a handful of homes around the world. In 2017, the 31-year-old bought places in New York City and Miami, shelling out more than $ 11 million for two condos in Manhattan and as much as $ 8.9 million for one unit in Florida, according to Variety.

While Djokovic has recently encouraged his tennis peers to fight for more prize money, Federer’s agent has previously said that the player prioritizes games over paychecks.

“I can’t speak for Roger, but I know he would not make a decision for his schedule that was driven by money,” Tony Godsick told the Times last year. “He would make it first and foremost on whether it makes sense in the near and long term as it relates to the physical situation. Not, ‘Oh, there’s a bonus there.’ I’m not sure those years ever happened with Roger.”

Nevertheless, Federer’s net worth is estimated at about $ 450 million. Djokovic’s is about $ 200 million.

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Naomi Osaka Just Won the Women’s US Open. Here’s What She’s Getting

When Naomi Osaka beat out Serena Williams in a controversial match, she became the women’s singles champion at the U.S. Open Saturday night. However, she walked off the court with more than just the prestige that comes with winning the nation’s most famous tennis tournament. She also got a $ 3.8 million check.

The prize, taken from a $ 53 million pool designated for this year’s event, is a record-breaker. It’s “the largest payout in U.S. Open history,” according to a news release. And even though Williams may have lost the match, she also got a piece of it: As the women’s singles runner-up, Williams received $ 1.85 million. (Semifinalists Madison Keys and Anastasija Sevastova, who got knocked out of the tournament on Thursday, each earned $ 925,000.)

The cash is sure to boost Osaka’s already rising status in the tennis world. According to the Women’s Tennis Association, the 20-year-old has earned over $ 3.2 million in prize money in her career so far. She’s picking up major brand deals, too: Osaka has appeared in ads for Adidas and is sponsored by Japanese TV station WOWOW and Cup Noodles maker Nissin.

The U.S. Open is known for awarding men and women equal pay — but it wasn’t always like that. The first modern U.S. Open, in 1968, gave its male winner $ 14,000, while its female winner got just $ 6,000, according to the New York Times.

Billie Jean King, the namesake of the tennis center where the U.S. Open is now played, fought for prize parity in the ’70s. King, fed up with pocketing thousands of dollars less than her male colleagues, told organizers of the 1973 U.S. Open she wasn’t going to participate unless competitors of all genders got equal pay. King even persuaded Ban deodorant to make up the $ 55,000 difference in the awards.

“Everyone thinks women should be thrilled when we get crumbs. I want women to have the cake, the icing, the cherry on top, too,” King said in 2016.

Coincidentally, it was Williams’ sister, Venus, who pushed the team behind the Wimbledon tournament to finally give men and women equal prizes in 2007. Both of the Williams women joined King earlier this year in calling for the gender pay gap to be eliminated in all jobs.

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YouTubers might be just the renewable resource that Elon Musk needs

On Joe Rogan’s podcast, streamed live to YouTube, the CEO of Tesla appeared to smoke a joint and chuckle at text messages from his worried friends. Musk’s folk-hero status on YouTube predates his current moment of crisis — and has become a place where he can find a supportive audience and friendlier questions.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar just dropped some pretty hilarious relationship advice

She and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been married for SIXTEEN years. Where has the time gone?

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All our 90s dreams came true when our teen idols Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. tied the knot back in 2002. After meeting one another on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer, they both eventually started dating and they’re still married to this day. (Who knew a trashy slasher flick was a great foundation for romance?) Although many celebrity marriages have come and gone this year, the pair celebrated the other day and Sarah dropped a hilarious nugget of relationship wisdom.

She shared a cute selfie of the pair standing in a very romantic parking lot yesterday, smiling into the camera. In the caption, Sarah wrote, ‘Anniversary #latergram Someone told me -Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two hearts and a diamond. But years later, you wish you had a club and a spade. #happyanniversary @realfreddieprinze’

We love the analogy, even if it’s a little dark. TBH, it sounds like something we could see a much older Buffy Summers spouting off to Willow on a girls’ night at the Bronze.

The Prinze on the other hand didn’t share any gushy anniversary images on his social media, but that’s probably because his Instagram is purely dedicated to his podcast Prinze and The Wolf. (And a handful of food pics, because not even Freddie can resist a brunch snap.)

Sarah and Freddie have been married since 2002 and have two children: 6 year old Rocky James Prinze and 8 year old Charlotte Grace Prinze. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress actually shared an adorable photo from their wedding back in 2002 earlier this week, of the pair looking much younger and giggling the whole way through.

This isn’t the first time that the Scooby Doo actors have opened up about their marriage – in fact, they’ve dropped a few much needed nuggets of wisdom along the way. Given that they’ve been together for over sixteen years now, we’re definitely listening.

Sarah said on Harry per the Daily Mail, ‘I feel like there are certain things that should just be kept your own and they never need to know. Also, maybe, possibly, a separate shopping credit card; or if you are a guy, maybe a separate gaming card so I don’t have to see how much video games cost.’

Gaming seems to be something of a sore spot for Gellar, as she revealed in the same interview that she resorted to joining a ‘support group’ called Widows of Warcraft – all centred around people who had lost their partners to the game World of Warcraft.

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Freddie Prinze Jr has also weighed in on their relationship in the past, revealing that he thinks they’re so solid because they were best friends first. Although they did initially work together on I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997, according to the Daily Mail they didn’t start officially dating until 2000 (they married two years later).

‘We were just friends. That’s one of the reasons I think our relationship has always been so good,’ Freddie told E! News. ‘We were just friends for a good two years before we ever went on a date. She knew what kind of guy I was. She knew what my morals were, what my priorities were and visa versa. We already kind of knew all the faults in the other person.’

‘We ended up being the perfect balance. But it didn’t happen until years after and there was a solid foundation built, and that’s probably the main reason why we’ve always been cool and groovy,’ he finished.

And cool and groovy is all we can really hope for, isn’t it? Congratulations on sixteen years of marriage guys – here’s to many more.

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If you’re not familiar with the idea of modular additions, this involves a process where the walls and roofing materials are pre-built off-site and then installed on-site in a very short period of time.

Modular Home Additions, a Toronto-based company that specializes in modular additions, was able to transform this home from a bungalow to a two-story while only being on-site for two days! The second story is completely framed, protected and ready for windows, shingles and interior and exterior finishes.

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Nike features NFL’s Kaepernick among athletes in ‘Just Do It’ campaign

Nike Inc has chosen Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racism, as one of the faces for advertisements commemorating the 30th anniversary of its “Just Do It” slogan, a move that could draw U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire.


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‘Believe in Something.’ Colin Kaepernick Is the Face of Nike’s New ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Colin Kaepernick is the face of Nike‘s latest ad campaign, two years after kneeling during the national anthem made him the face of protest in the NFL.

Kaepernick tweeted an image from Nike’s new “Just Do It” campaign on Monday. The advertisement features a close-up shot of the quarterback’s face and reads, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 and is not currently signed by an NFL team. He has filed a grievance alleging that the league’s owners conspired to keep him off a team because of his stance on social issues.

Following Kaepernick’s actions, several NFL players, most of whom are black, have knelt during the pre-game performance of the national anthem or otherwise protested against police brutality, racism, inequality and other issues.

Kaepernick has been endorsed by Nike since 2011, though the company has, until now, stayed quiet about his history of protest. Nike did not immediately respond to TIME’s request for comment about the new campaign.

The NFL’s 2018-19 season begins Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Just announced: Sprint’s new Unlimited Premium plan comes with Amazon Prime

Sprint has just announced a new unlimited wireless data plan with tons of bells and whistles, including an Amazon Prime membership.

The addition of Sprint Unlimited Premium comes after the wireless provider made changes to its unlimited plans in July, introducing Unlimited Basic and Unlimited Plus.

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Deal alert: Amazon Prime included with Sprint’s new unlimited plan

Unlimited Premium comes with unlimited data, talk and text. Here’s what else you get:

  • 50GB LTE mobile hotspot to keep all your devices connected
  • Amazon Prime membership
  • Hulu Limited Commercials subscription
  • Music streaming with TIDAL
  • Streaming in full HD
  • Global Roaming in more than 185 worldwide destinations
  • In Mexico and Canada, enjoy Unlimited talk, text and 4G LTE data
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In a news release to announce the plan, Sprint says there’s also a limited-time offer of up to $ 20 per month of Uber rides for those who sign up for Unlimited Premium.

How much will this cost? Unlimited Premium is $ 90 per month with AutoPay. Taxes and fees are extra.

Here’s how to save a little money: If you bring your own device or buy a new one at full price, you can get a $ 10 discount per line, bringing the cost for one line of service to $ 80 per month.

For a single line of service, Unlimited Plus is normally $ 70 a month and Unlimited Basic is $ 60.

If you’re already paying for Amazon Prime, Hulu and Tidal, you know that those monthly subscriptions can add up. This plan may be worth a closer look for those who would really use all the extra perks.

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Big Brother’s Steve Calls Out JC for Making Fun of Him: ‘This Is Just Silly’

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Big Brother’s Steve Arienta may have been eliminated during the first week of the reality show this season, but he isn’t going to stand by and let houseguest JC Mounduix get the last laugh at his expense.

After a clip from the online live feed surfaced on Saturday, September 1, showing Mounduix poking fun at Arienta’s “flat nose” during a game of “would you rather,” the former castmate responded.

“To everyone out there that was born unique, do not fret what other’s ever say about you,” Arienta tweeted alongside the video. “Yes, I have a flat nose, and a flat profile. I have always had it. Born with it. Proud of it. That has never defined me as a person. This is just silly. #BB20”

In the clip, Mounduix can be seen asking other members of the house if they’d rather have Arienta’s nose that he’s “pretty sure has some respiration problems,” or Haleigh Broucher’s “mole.”

This isn’t the first time Mounduix has come under fire for things he’s said and done during his stint on the CBS reality series’ 20th season. Most recently, the 28-year-old Miami native was accused of sexual misconduct toward Tyler Crispen and Broucher, 21, when he was spotted caressing Crispen’s arm.

The show’s executive producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan released a statement to Us Weekly on August 31, regarding the alleged incident.

“The expression of viewer concerns regarding JC Mounduix’s behavior was reviewed immediately. All video was examined in its entirety,” the statement read. “We spoke with all three of the houseguests separately in detail about the incidents. Tyler and Haleigh explained to producers that they in no way felt threatened, unsafe or sexually harassed.”

Groden and Meehan continued: “If there was any indication from our houseguests of sexual misconduct, we and CBS would have taken immediate action. The safety and security of our houseguests is and will continue to be our top priority.”

Prior to the misconduct accusations, Mounduix turned heads with his inappropriate behavior, including opening the bathroom door while Broucher was using it. In July, viewers of the popular show called him out for placing an ice cream scooper near one of his female castmate’s private parts.

However, it hasn’t just been his actions that have made headlines. Mounduix was also openly called out by houseguests for misusing #MeToo, a sexual harassment awareness term, as well as using the N-word during a live feed in July.

CBS released a statement to Us in July warning members of the show of consequences for actions like this in the future.

“Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone,” the statement read. “The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed. In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS.”

Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays at 8 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Giants just amped up pressure on 2 stars with Davis Webb move

With one curious move that felt like an April Fool’s joke arriving five months late (or seven months early), the Giants just ladled a little extra pressure on two of their most prominent players, both of whom were already going to have a blinding spotlight on them anyway. Davis Webb, whom the previous administration burned…
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Intraparty wrangling plays a key part in four of five Northeastern states holding primaries this month.
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Deal Alert: Nordstrom Just Marked Down a Ton of Stuff

nordstrom labor day saleWhoa! I just noticed that the Nordstrom Labor Day Sale has quietly begun a bit early, as they’ve just added a ton of markdowns today — lots of good stuff for work including these items:

  • I’m more a fan of the blazer than the bottom here, but note that there are a lot of Theory pieces in the sale also
  • Lots of Lafayette 148 stuff on sale, including this work-appropriate but statement-y dress
  • Comfy shoe brand Sam Edelman has a lot on sale, including reader favorites like this pump and this ballet flat (in solids as well as a lot of fun prints)

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N.K. Jemisin Just Made History at The Hugo Awards—Here are 7 Facts About Her

If you don’t know who N.K. Jemisin is, now is the time to get familiar with her. She is the force that’s currently taking the science fiction world by storm, winning the genre’s most prestigious prize—the 2018 Hugo Award for best novel—for the third time in a row, this past Sunday. It’s only a matter of (a hopefully short) time before her Broken Earth trilogy of books hits the screen, propelling her to a household name as recognizable as J.K. Rowling or J.R.R. Tolkien. She won the 2018 Best Novel Hugo Award for the third novel in her Broken Earth series, The Stone Sky.

When the term “science fiction author” is mentioned, images of white male writers most likely spring to mind, as they have traditionally dominated the genre. But the genre today is much more diverse with black authors gaining rapid ground and women authors claiming their place too. Just this year alone, several other women authors received Hugo awards for best short story, best novella, and best series. And another black science fiction author, Nnedi Okorafor, picked up a non-Hugo Award for the best young adult book for her novel, Akata Warrior and was nominated for the 2018 Hugo in the novella category. In 2016, Okorafor was the first Nigerian to win the Hugo Award for her novella, Binti.

Jemisin’s three-streak win is being hailed as a defiant triumph in the face of an alt-right extremist subculture within the science fiction fantasy world, which has a history of being proudly racist and reluctant to diversify the space. It can even be seen as a beacon of hope amid the nation’s current racial climate.

As Jemisin continues her reign, here are some fun facts that will get you up to speed on the powerhouse who says she’s not interested in living up to the racist and sexist status quo of the science fiction realm.

  • Nora K. Jemisin made history as the first writer ever to win the prestigious Hugo Award three times in a row with her Broken Earth trilogy of books.
  • She is the first black author to ever win the Hugo Award in the best novel category for The Fifth Season, a post-apocalyptic tale and commentary on society and race relations.
  • The Fifth Season is currently being developed as a TV drama series for the TNT network, with Leigh Dana Jackson penning the adaptation, according to Deadline.
  • Her Broken Earth trilogy series of books, as well as her other novels, draws on the human history of structural oppression, and her feelings about this moment in American history.
  • Her first novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was published in 2010 to critical acclaim, garnering her nominations for a Hugo, a Nebula, and a World Fantasy Award that year.
  • She was born in Iowa but currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
  • In her 2018 acceptance speech, which is being called one of the best acceptance speeches in the history of the 65-year-old Hugo Awards, she stressed that she wrote the Broken Earth trilogy “to speak to that struggle, and what it takes to live, let alone thrive, in a world that seems determined to break you—a world of people who constantly question your competence, your relevance, your very existence.”

See Jemisin’s full acceptance speech, below.

 

 

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Just Had Another Crazy Weekend at the Box Office

(Bloomberg) — The big-screen homage to the lifestyles of Singapore’s rich and famous topped the box office for a second weekend, fending off competition during an end-of-summer lull.

“Crazy Rich Asians” added $ 25 million to its haul from U.S. and Canadian theaters this weekend, ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. STX Entertainment’s “The Happytime Murders” opened in third place, while Global Road’s “A.X.L.” made its debut in ninth place.

The success of “Crazy Rich Asians” has been welcomed by Asian filmmakers seeking greater representation in Hollywood. Other minorities like Latinos are also hoping the movie will open doors for others to have mainstream success. BoxOfficePro.com was forecasting North American sales of $ 17.5 million this weekend.

The film, based on the novels by Kevin Kwan, dropped just 6 percent from the previous weekend, a rare achievement for a movie not released during a holiday. Its success has already inspired distributor Warner Bros. to start work on a sequel with director Jon Chu. Kwan’s follow-up book “China Rich Girlfriend” was No. 2 on Amazon.com Inc.’s charts this week, up 16 spots from last week.

“Crazy Rich Asians” also opened in Asia this week, including atop the Singapore box office, bringing its overseas sales to $ 84 million, according to Warner Bros.

“The Happytime Murders” opened with sales of $ 10 million, missing Box Office Mojo’s forecast for $ 13.5 million and a debut in second place.

The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks and Maya Rudolph in a murder mystery about puppets who are being killed off one by one. The picture cost about $ 40 million to make. Just only 28 percent of critics recommended the movie, according to RottenTomatoes.com.

The other new release of the week, “A.X.L.,” opened in about 1,700 theaters and took in $ 2.94 million for Global Road, which exceeded expectations. The film is about a top-secret robot dog that befriends and protects a young man. Box Office Pro was predicting $ 1.75 million in weekend sales for the picture, which was recommended by just 20 percent of critics.


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Children take longer to learn two languages at once compared to just one — don’t fret

Bilingual children from immigrant families are not two monolinguals in one. They develop each language at a slower pace because their learning is spread across two languages. A researcher shows strong evidence that the rate of language growth is influenced by the quantity of language input. She challenges the belief, held in and out of scientific circles that children are linguistic sponges who quickly absorb the language or languages they hear and become proficient speakers of both languages.
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Whoa! Audi just took aim at Tesla with an electric car prototype that goes from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds

Audi just put Tesla on notice, unveiling an electric supercar prototype that can go from 0 to 60 in 2 seconds, USA Today reports. But don't expect a zoom zoom: It's electric, so it's quiet.
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July sales reports for both new and existing homes fell short of expectations and have been weakening for several months. Some are raising red flags that the nation's housing market is in trouble, but it isn't.
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Dental Health Is More Than Just A Pretty Smile

Chicago-based dentist Dr. Karen Fields-Lever has a private practice called 28 To Brush in Forest Park, Illinois.

Dr. Karen fields completed her undergraduate education at Spelman College, with honors, receiving her Bachelor of Science in biology pre-med. She attended dental school at Howard university college of dentistry, where she earned her doctorate of dental surgery.

Dr. Fields-Lever has practiced for the past nine years and recently celebrated the three-year anniversary of her dental practice.

THE TOP ORAL HEALTH CONCERNS AFFECTING AFRICAN AMERICANS IN BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS ARE:

  1. PERIODONTAL DISEASE,
  2. UNTREATED TOOTH DECAY
  3. ORAL CANCER

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

Periodontal Disease is an irreversible state where the gum pulls away from the teeth creating pockets that bacteria exists and lives. It can lead to bad breath, bone loss, and tooth mobility.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF TOOTH DECAY AND HOW DO YOU TREAT IT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?

Typically the first signs of Tooth decay are noted by a dentist during an exam and review of x-rays. In certain instances you may experience pain or even sensitivity.

 WHAT CAUSES ORAL CANCER AND WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?

Anyone can be diagnosed with oral cancer, but there are a few factors that may predispose an individual more than others. Gender ( men are more likely to develop it), Age ( persons 62 and over are more at risk) and certainly lifestyle is a big factor. Individuals that use tobacco, and those that consume alcohol are more likely to develop the disease at a faster and higher rate.

 WHAT HEALTH ISSUES CAN BE DETECTED AT THE DENTIST?

Diabetes, oral cancer, anemia, dry mouth, heart disease and Inadequate diet can all be detected by your dentist.

 DOES TEETH WHITENING MAKE YOUR TEETH SENSITIVE?

It can make your teeth sensitive, but whitening in moderation with the use of a Sensitivity toothpaste will help.

 WHAT CAUSES DARK GUMS?

Dark gums are commonly caused by pigment known as melanin that can be found in our skin but also our gums.  It is completely normal and is not a major cause for concern.

 WHAT CAUSES BLEEDING GUMS?

Bleeding gums are typically caused by gingivitis. Bacteria that sits along the gum line when not brushed away and excess plaque- will cause the gums to become irritated and bleed.

 WHAT CAUSES REOCCURRING ABSCESSES?

Reoccurring abscesses can be caused by an infection that lies in an associated tooth that has not been treated. It can be from a failing root canal, a need for a deep cleaning or failing treatment.

 WHAT’S THE BEST TYPE OF TOOTHPASTE TO USE?

My personal favorite is Crest complete with Scope

 IS USING BAKING SODA INSTEAD OF TOOTHPASTE GOOD FOR YOUR TEETH AND GUMS?

Toothpaste is ideal, as it contains fluoride to help prevent decay. Baking soda can be a bit too harsh for the enamel and does not contain fluoride. It is not intended as an oral health product.

 WHAT CAUSES YOUR TEETH TO TURN BLACK AND START ROTTING?

Typically, decay can cause these elements to occur.

 IS IT TRUE, IF YOU’RE NOT GETTING ORAL CHECKUPS REGULARLY IT CAN CAUSE HEART DISEASE?

Partly true and partly false. Getting regular checkups and cleanings can help to reduce your chances of suffering from heart disease. Heart disease is caused by numerous factors, but maintaining good oral health can help to eliminate the plaque that is often a common finding in heart disease. The same plaque found in our oral cavity is the same plaque found around the arteries in heart disease.

WHAT ARE THE EARLY SIGNS OF DENTAL ISSUES?

Early signs can be bad breath, pain in your teeth when eating certain foods, pus or even a burning/ itching sensation within your mouth.

WHAT CAUSES YOUR GUMS TO RECEDE?

Bone levels in our mouth typically indicate how healthy things are in the mouth. When bone levels drop, the gum tends to follow it in regressions, causing a recession effect. Other reasons why our gums recede is that we may be brushing too hard, brushing away important and protective layers of enamel away.

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If you want to get in on the sous vide craze, there are dozens of different precision cookers out there for you to choose from. If you ask us though, the decision is fairly simple. The Anova Culinary 800 Watt Sous Vide Precision Cooker is the most popular model on Amazon for so many reasons. It’s easy to use, it connects to your smartphone, the free app that controls it is awesome, and it’s a terrific value at $ 149. Did we say $ 149? Buy one today on Amazon and you’ll pay just $ 89.99!

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For once, a hot new Android phone isn’t just copying the iPhone X

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When the Pixel 3 launches in October, we’ll add Google to the growing list of Android device makers who copied Apple’s iPhone X design this year.

But the Pixel 3 isn’t the only hot new Android device supposed to launch this year, as we’ve got two more incoming flagships this year. They’re both from China — that’s the OnePlus 6T and the Mate 20 — but only one of them will offer specs that are unlike any other 2018 Android flagships.

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Meghan Markle has just arrived in Toronto solo amid family drama

But what is the Duchess set to do there?

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Meghan Markle has had a trying time in the run and up and since becoming a Duchess, and unfortunately for the former actress, it all seems to surround one side of her family – the Markles.

Ongoing drama has surrounded her father, Thomas Markle, since before her wedding, with the 74-year-old coming under fire for his repeated involvement with the press, this week even comparing the royal family to scientologists for their ‘cult-like’ behaviour.

Throw in Meghan’s estranged nephew, Tyler Dooley, landing his own MTV series after naming his cannabis company after her, and her estranged half-sister, Samantha Grant, rumoured to be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother in the coming weeks, and it’s safe to say that the Duchess of Sussex deserves a holiday.

Luckily, it looks like that time is here, with Meghan reportedly jetting off to her old home of Toronto on a solo trip, with The Mirror reporting that she flew Air Canada, adding that the airline was asked to protect her privacy.

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But what is Meghan doing in Toronto, and why isn’t Prince Harry with her?

Well, it would make sense for the Duchess to return to her old home to see her friends and family, especially considering she will be off soon on her first big royal tour with Prince Harry, set to visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga next month. It is therefore thought that the former Suits actress will spend the time now catching up with her friends and old cast mates.

It is unlikely that Meghan will be catching up with family while she’s there however, especially considering their most recent actions, but we’ll have to wait and see.

We hope Meghan gets the time off she needs and deserves.

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Kevin Spacey’s new movie ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ earned just $126 on opening day

Kevin Spacey’s first film since he was accused of sexual misconduct hit theaters this weekend, and raked in a dismal $ 126 on opening night.

“Billionaire Boys Club” opened Friday night in eight theaters across the U.S., in cities including Phoenix, Detroit, New Orleans and Miami.

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Barb Zarnikow woke up one day feeling like she had the worst bladder infection of her life. Her extreme pain felt like acid was being poured into her bladder or that her bladder was being cut up by broken glass. She had a constant need to urinate. In fact, the …

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Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant

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We all might be anxiously awaiting the eventual launch of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope — which has been stuck in an endless series of delays thanks to the idiots at Northrop Grumman — but the trusty Hubble is still delivering some pretty fantastic views of the heavens. The telescope’s latest snapshot is a real doozy, and it’s going to make you feel like you barely even exist.

The image you see above is packed with tiny details, but the size of the objects creating those tiny blips of light are anything but small. What you’re seeing is thousands of galaxies, many of which are giving birth to brand new stars.

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The Rose Gold Signet Ring Alyssa Just Added to Her Permanent Collection

For reasons I can’t quite explain, I look at jewelry purchases in a similar way that I do piercings and tattoos (both of which I have several): They’re permanent (or, at least, semi-permanent) adornments to my body that I don’t take likely, or drop cash on without serious consideration. As a …

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Black-ish Creator Just Signed a Deal with Netflix and Insiders are Saying It’s Worth $100 Million

Black-ish creator Kenya Barris just entered into a multi-year deal to create a new series exclusive to Netflix, according to a press release on Netflix’s website.

Industry-watchers, including those at Variety, estimate the deal to be worth approximately $ 100 million.

From Variety:

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal, which carries an option for an additional two years, is valued at roughly $ 100 million— putting Barris in the same ballpark as recent Netflix recruits Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.

Rhimes is slated to have eight original Netflix productions in the works. She left her longtime home at ABC Studios in 2017 and moved her Shondaland production company to Netflix. In return, the TV mogul signed a lucrative nine-figure deal with the streaming giant.

“Kenya Barris is one of our great modern storytellers,” said Cindy Holland, vice president, Original Content at Netflix in a released statement. “Kenya uses his voice to make audiences more aware of the world around them, while simultaneously making them laugh. His honesty, comedic brilliance and singular point of view, combined with the creative freedom he will enjoy at Netflix, promises to create powerful new stories for all our members around the world.”

“When my agents reached out to me about this little garage startup called Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think,” said Barris via a press release. “But after I talked to Ted and Cindy, I started to believe that maybe this mom-and-pop shop with only 130 million subscribers might just be something… so I decided to take a swing… a leap of faith if you will, and take a chance with the new kids on the block.”

Netflix has been courting big names to produce content as of late. The company even managed to sign on the Obamas.

Oprah Winfrey is another media mogul who scored a massive deal not with Netflix but with Apple. In June, Cupertino announced it had formed” a unique, multi-year content partnership with Oprah Winfrey, the esteemed producer, actress, talk show host, philanthropist and CEO of OWN. Together, Winfrey and Apple will create original programs that embrace her incomparable ability to connect with audiences around the world.”

Winfrey’s projects will be released as part of a lineup of original content from Apple.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the pact includes everything from film, TV, applications, books and other content that could easily be distributed on Apple’s all-encompassing platform—not including podcasts. They also report that Winfrey’s Harpo Films will own any and all content produced under the Apple partnership, in line with Winfrey’s longtime business model.

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Toya Wright Just Got A Special Gift From ‘Queen’ Nicki Minaj — The Videos Have Some Fans Going Gaga Over The Rare Item

A queen is celebrating another. Toya Wright is happy to announce that she received a very special gift from Nicki Minaj.

Baby Reign Rushing’s mother took to social media where she showed off a sweet gift that Nicki, who recently dropped her epic Queen album, sent her — a chic jacket with the cover art splashed on the back.

Reginae Carter’s mom said she could not attend Nicki’s listening party and added: “It’s #QueenDay Go support my sis @nickiminaj… her Album is out now!!! Thanks for my bomb denim jacket 🔥… I hate I missed the listening party last night I know it was epic! #TheQueenisBack.”

One fan told Toya: “I want this jacket !!!!! So bad. I just need it !!! Toya get me one I’m right I. Your hometown. That album bomb asf. Tea was spilled, edges were pulled better, yet the whole wig was snatched. Awww, Get em sexy mama! I like dat jacket… Nicki says she back b#*tches lol she doesn’t hang out with Kim she invited her to her show because they’re cool behind closed doors and even took a picture at the met gala they’ve always been a fan of each other. You are so miserable. And so mad that she doesn’t give a f@ck and she winning yal hoes need a life she’s a MILLIONAIRE and rich as fuck she does what she won’t.”

Another commenter stated: “Now that’s really f&cking support I have to have this jacket !!!!! Toya! Get me one made, please. Bomb jacket I hope she sells them elsewhere so I can buy. Nicki you Never disappoint us fans you’re album was fire my favorite track has to be “Coco Chanel” you want in Nicki. No lie This is my favorite album of 2018. Nicki, I had that feeling your album was going to be lit so I had to pre-order two copies Nicki did not hold back on this album! I literally cried it’s so lit!”

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A third person shared: “I want one my name DaQueen…I’m a Sagittarius too…It’s out and killing these folks in the streets we were sleeping o NikkiYes jacket. Another reason I rock with you is that you sincerely, genuinely support other mothers and entrepreneurs!”

Toya is the real deal.

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Dating app Bumble has just released The Female Film Force

And it’s all about girl power.

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Words by Rebecca Fearn

Our favourite female-led dating app, Bumble has announced a new initiative that aims to support women filmmakers and directly redress the gender imbalance in the film industry (the lack of diversity and gender pay gap are prominent in TV and film).

The Female Film Force features five all-female filmmaking teams who have each been granted £20,000 to create a short film. Proudly championing a range of diverse, brave and confident women, each team consists of aspiring writers, directors and producers. The five teams were picked from a group of ten who were originally shortlisted by judges who included actor Fiona Gillies and DJ Edith Bowman.

‘The Female Film Force is an empowering initiative that set out to shine a light on the imbalance in the film industry and provide women across the UK and Ireland with the opportunity to tell the stories they are itching to tell’, notes Louise Troen, VP International Marketing & Communications at Bumble.

‘The programme seeks to encourage women to have the confidence to take the plunge, take risks and believe in themselves’.

The winning pitches include a documentary that explores Japan’s Ama divers (the ‘women of the sea’) and a fiction piece, which sees a heroic matriarch attempt to escape a government-decreed death sentence before her eightieth birthday arrives.

All five films will be delivered in January 2019.

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Twitter is basically OK with harassment, just don’t @ anyone

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Twitter will let you harass whomever you want as long as you don’t tag or @-mention them.

That’s essentially how Twitter explained its decision not to ban Alex Jones from its platform Tuesday after Facebook, Apple, Google, Spotify and others banned Jones for violating policies against hate speech and harassment.

But Twitter has resisted the pressure to follow suit, telling several publications Monday that it didn’t believe Jones had broken its rules. 

On Tuesday, the company doubled down on that stance. “As we indicated yesterday, tweets from Alex Jones and InfoWars are not currently in violation of our Rules,” the company tweeted from the Twitter Safety account. Read more…

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If you’ve been wondering how to get the “hottest, most presidential highlights,” then Stephen Colbert has the perfect makeup tutorial for you.

In a clip dubbed “Stephen on the Floor” that aired during Monday’s episode of The Late Show, the host shared his take on how to get President Donald Trump’s look. “It’s glimmery, it’s shimmery, and it’s a fun and easy look you can take from golf to rally,” he began the YouTube channel parody.

Colbert then proceeded to smear bronzer and highlighter all over his face while wearing a pair of goggles to keep the area around his eyes as white and puffy as possible. He finished his full face of makeup by using a slice of bologna to blend everything together.

“I like to use Oscar Mayer chicken and pork,” he explained. “The rendered fat really seals in your highlights so now your look holds up to a sweaty, panicked denial of guilt.”

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Child Marriage Isn’t Just Happening “Over There”

The thought is heartbreaking: an 11-year old girl, forced to marry a man several years her senior who sexually abused her, drops out of school and bears five children by the time she is 17. She is a child with adult responsibilities—but a minor in the eyes of the law.

The story of this crime doesn’t take place in Afghanistan or Niger: It is set in Florida. Child marriage, where one or both parties are under the age of 18, affects 650 million women and 150 million men worldwide—including the United States and Europe. That’s one girl every 23 seconds.

This June, close to 500 advocates, activists, survivors, practitioners and donors gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at the global meeting of Girls Not Brides, an international coalition dedicated to ending child marriage. We met to dissect and deliberate the root causes of and solutions to child marriage—and while, as Americans, we like to think of ourselves immune to many of the world’s most pressing concerns, what we heard about the ways in which child marriage impacts girls in other countries resonated with our work on this issue right here in the United States.

Oumou Salif of Mali marks her country of the world map in The Village on the third day at the Girls Not Brides Global Meeting 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. (Graham Crouch / Girls Not Brides)

Worldwide, UNICEF estimates that child marriage rates are going down, and that approximately 25 million child marriages were prevented in the last decade. This is incredible progress on an issue many thought both untouchable and unchangeable 10 years ago. The decline in the numbers of girls and boys getting married as children is due to the efforts of many, but global pressure must continue if we are to end this practice for good.

Child marriage is recognized as a human rights abuse, one which often violates girls’ rights to health and education, and which can trap them in a cycle of poverty and violence. It has enormous consequences for the girls themselves, but also for their communities and the economy. While both boys and girls are married as children, girls bear a greater burden: The health and well-being of girls who marry as children is worse, both in the near- and long-term, than those of their peers who are able to delay marriage until they are at least 18.

It is often difficult to be a global leader in a movement when our own domestic policies and practices do not match our foreign policy rhetoric. In the United States, efforts to reform minimum age of marriage laws have been met with mixed results. As advocates focused on child marriage at the global and national levels, our objectives going into the meeting were quite different, but we came away feeling more united than ever.

For the most part, we already know how to “solve” child marriage: Empower girls with information, skills and support networks; provide economic support and incentives to girls and their families; educate and rally parents and community members; enhance girls’ access to a high-quality education; and encourage supportive laws and policies.

If we have the solutions, why is this still an issue?

Again and again at the Global Meeting, Girls Not Brides members the world over mentioned the same impediments to progress: a lack of concerted funding to tackle child marriage, closing civil society spaces and resistance from politicians, religious and cultural leaders.

Laws, and their consistent enforcement, are a key piece of the multisector approach that is necessary to end child marriage. In almost all 50 states and the District of Columbia, child marriage is legal. The Tahirih Justice Center has been working tirelessly to encourage the adoption of minimum age of marriage laws that set the age of marriage at 18 without exceptions for both boys and girls, but despite meaningful progress in several states—Virginia, Texas, New York and Kentucky—and two new bright-line laws in Delaware and New Jersey making 18 the minimum age of marriage without exceptions, progress on state-by-state legislation has been a long and often difficult road.

Legislative progress often moves slower than advocates would hope, but we can see that change is possible. Indeed, it is happening: the number of people marrying before the age of 18 in the United States fell by about 61 percent between 2000 and 2010. Still, data collected from 41 states showed that between 2000 and 2015, well over 200,000 children under age 18 were married in America.

At the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), we recently conducted a study with the World Bank which showed that child marriage will cost the global economy trillions of dollars by 2030. For a country like Niger, where 76 percent of girls marry before they become adults—the highest rate of child marriage globally—the practice has led to a loss of $ 188 million in earnings. Were child marriage to be eliminated, the annual benefit would be equal to $ 1.7 billion.

By way of comparison, Florida, which has a population roughly equal to that of Niger, 16,486 children were married between 2000 and 2015. The majority of those married were underage girls marrying adult men. While harrowing stories like that of Sherry Johnson may be fewer in Florida, the impacts are no less damaging than they are in Niger for girls like Hamsatou.

Since 2012, 15 countries have raised the age of marriage to 18 or removed exceptions that allow minors to marry before the age of 18. The U.S. should be a leader in ending the practice of child marriage both at home and abroad.—but unfortunately, the U.S. government was not represented among major donors contributing to the newly launched Girls First Fund, nor were its officials present at the Girls Not Brides Global Meeting. The serious lack of funding for and attention to child marriage prevention domestically and overseas means that girls everywhere, from Maryland to Mali, are not receiving the protection, services and support they need to avoid or leave marriages they do not want.

Our willingness to turn a blind eye to the issue must end. The U.S. can and must address the needs of girls at home and abroad simultaneously. We can do better than this—but we need support from Congress, USAID, the State Department and state legislatures to do so.

Together, we can end child marriage wherever it occurs and empower girls to live free and full lives where they marry only whom, when and if they choose.

Rachel Clement is a Policy Advocate for ICRW and a co-chair for Girls Not Brides USA, the U.S.-based partnership to end child marriage. 

Casey Carter Swegman is the Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager for Tahirih Justice Center and also leads the Forced Marriage Working Group, a coalition of advocates and allies from around the U.S. dedicated to creating a coordinated national response to the problem of forced marriage in the country. 

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The man suspected of fatally shooting a doctor told a friend he wanted to kill himself, police say. On Friday he did just that.

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The Queen just interrupted her holiday to make this heartfelt announcement

And it’s heartbreaking.

The Queen has only just started her summer holiday in Balmoral after a very busy year – two new great-grandchildren, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding and Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials.

Throw in the distressing rumours that her husband Prince Philip had died, and I think everyone can agree that the 92-year-old monarch needs some R&R.

Just days into her holiday however, the Queen has interrupted her time off to make a very important announcement, following the tragic news of the Greek wildfires.

Over 80 people have been reported dead in the Greek wildfires, with the horrific flash floods that have followed claiming yet more lives.

Given the tragic events and the royal family’s close connection to Greece, the Monarch released a heartfelt statement, shared on Buckingham Palace’s official website.

‘Prince Philip and I offer our deepest sympathies to the people of Greece in the wake of the devastating fires in Attica and across Greece,’ the statement read. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims of this terrible tragedy and to all those who have lost their homes. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the Greek emergency services and the volunteers that have provided support.’

Prince Charles has also sent his thoughts, contacting the President of Greece with the following message:

‘Having been with you in Athens only recently, and recalling the joy of our visit and the welcome we received from the Greek people, we can only assure you of our affectionate thoughts and special prayers at such a heartbreaking time.’

We will continue to update this story.

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Princess Eugenie just borrowed Meghan Markle’s fave accessory

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It seems that even the Royals can’t escape the Meghan Markle effect, and who can blame them? After all she’s mastered that tricky transition from Hollywood premieres to strict Royal dress codes (well, Prince Harry has been giving her a little fashion advice).

So we can’t blame Princess Eugenie for borrowing the Duchess’ favourite pair of shoes for an event celebrating what would have been the late Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in London.

The Princess wore a vibrant green Osman dress, which she paired with the same nude suede courts by Aquazzura Meghan wore to announce her engagement to Prince Harry.

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At the time, Meghan paired hers with a white Mackage coat and an emerald green dress, and you know what, I can see why they both went for this particular style, it literally goes with everything.

It’s also worth pointing out Meghan chose Aquazzura for her wedding reception shoes (she’s been a fan of the brand since her Suits days), so it’ll be interesting to see of Eugenie opts for them on her big day in October too…

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Russia releases videos hyping its new hypersonic weapons just days after Putin and Trump meet

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Mets outfielder just had the game from hell

Matt den Dekker struck out in his only three at-bats Saturday — and had an even worse day in the field. While den Dekker is now hitless in 17 at-bats this season, the veteran outfielder also struggled in his specialty, allowing three potential catches to fall for run-scoring hits in the Yankees’ four-run fourth inning,…
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For those seeking to understand Disney’s strategy under CEO Robert Iger, just take a look around the colorful halls of Comic-Con: Thousands of people who spent hard-earned cash trekking to San Diego — in some cases great distances — to savor their favorite pastimes, many dressed in purchased or home-made costumes.


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T-Mobile was just crowned the fastest mobile network by two different companies

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In the constant battle between wireless companies for your monthly cell dollars, the most visibly important metric is who has the fastest LTE network. In years gone by, it was a two-horse race between AT&T and Verizon, who had the biggest networks, most customers, and best wireless spectrum, while T-Mobile and Sprint desperately fought to not be in last place.

But the times are changing, and when it comes to pure download speed (not coverage, which we’ll get to in a second), it seems like T-Mobile is the winner.

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France Just Won the World Cup. Here’s How Much Their Players Get

France just played its way to its first World Cup victory in 20 years, defeating Croatia’s team 4-2 on Sunday to take home the soccer tournament’s iconic trophy, lifelong bragging rights and a whole lot of prize money.

But just how much cash will players on France’s team actually earn from winning the championship? It’s not up to FIFA, or even coach Didier Deschamps. The French Football Federation will decide how to distribute the first-place award.

For winning Sunday’s final, FIFA will give France $ 38 million from its prize fund. (Don’t feel too bad for Croatia — its team gets to lick its wounds with a cool $ 28 million). The money comes out of a $ 400 million pot, according to the Associated Press, which is up 12% from the last World Cup in 2014. In total, FIFA has earmarked $ 791 million to give to various 2018 World Cup teams for their preparations, players and performances.

As MONEY reported last month, the prizes are technically awarded to the various teams’ national soccer federations. Those organizations can then decide how they want to distribute the winnings, which means that players in some countries end up profiting a lot more than others.

The president of the French Federation, Noël Le Graët, has said his athletes will get 30% of the cash they earn. Each player was guaranteed a bonus of €280,000, or about $ 330,000, for making it to the final, according to BFMTV. So they’re at least taking home that much.

At least one player plans to donate his cut to charity. Kylian Mbappé, a forward, announced last month that he intends to give his $ 22,000-per-game fee — along with his bonus — to Preiers de Cordees, a sports charity for people with disabilities.

“When playing a World Cup, it’s a pleasure, because it’s a dream come true,” his teammate Samuel Umtiti told L’Equipe in French. “So yes, there is money at stake. But I do not care. I do not play for that.”

In fact, perhaps the most valuable perk that comes with winning the World Cup is the trophy, which weighs more than 13 pounds and is made of 18-carat gold. Designed by an Italian artist in 1974, it’s worth up to $ 20 million, according to USA Today.

But don’t get too excited: The winning team isn’t allowed to take the actual item home due to a series of misfortunes the original Jules Rimet Trophy encountered in the 20th century. Instead, they get to keep a gold-plated replica.

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Samira just opened up about villa life and why she chose to leave Love Island

‘Dani and Jack are going to get married, have kids and all of that’

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Love Island 2018 is getting dramatic, with the past week pushing the show to breaking point.

Tonight’s episode reached climax when Samira Mighty, one of the show’s originals, chose to leave the villa, just days after her ‘Prince Charming’ Frankie was voted off the show.

‘I finally got what I wanted and now I feel like I’m back at square one’ she told Dani, breaking the news to her fellow islanders the next morning.

‘This decision is so, so hard,’ she explained. ‘I’m devastated by it but I think that it is the right thing to do – just follow my heart because I’ve never done that before. I’ve always taken the back seat and now I need to go for it head on and leave and just go for Frankie. I’ve got to go with my gut feeling.’

So the 22-year-old left the villa, but how is she feeling now that she’s on the outside?

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How do you feel about leaving the villa?

‘I feel very confident and very proud of myself. I feel like it was the right time for me to leave. I’m obviously devastated to be leaving my best friends but this is the perfect time. I’ve found what I wanted to find and it was Frankie so I’m going to go and get him. I do see a future with Frankie, I’ve
never met anyone like him before. He is gorgeous and we did have a genuine connection. I wouldn’t change anything about my time in the villa, I have no regrets.’

Are you looking forward to seeing Frankie?

‘I am really excited and also really nervous. All we know is our villa relationship so I’m really excited to see how it’ll work on the outside world and if we are compatible and do like each other as much as we said. I’m a bit nervous but mostly excited. Just before he left he said “see you in three weeks, see you soon” and he said to a few of the boys that he was going to wait for me so it feels positive at the moment and good.’

Who did you click with the most in the villa?

‘I clicked with everyone. Everyone was my best friend! But I’d say Dani, she is the best, most amazing girl. She always kept me positive. I love Megan so much, we got really close and what she has with Wes is very genuine. I also got on really well with Wes too. Georgia is super confident and bubbly and that’s exactly what she’s always like. I love her, we got really close and I did feel for her with everything she went through with Josh but she is happy with Sam now. I love that girl.’

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What are your hopes for Dr Alex?

‘Alex is so unique. He is his own self, he has never changed and he needs a girl to come in for him and not have eyes for anyone else. I just hope that Alex finds love because he has waited long enough. I really like Alexandra, she does seem really nice. And she was genuine about her feelings for Alex when she came in. He really makes her laugh and crack up. There are other single guys in there and they want to take her out… It’s all up to Alexandra, she has the power.’

What is your take on villa life?

‘Villa life is a roller coaster. It is absolutely amazing, I walked around pinching myself that I was there. You go through ups and downs but mostly ups because you’re there with amazing people. You are meeting boys and girls and making friends. It is very intense but your emotions and feelings in there are all real. You completely forget about the cameras. You are so immersed in everyone else.’

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What was your standout Love Island memory?

‘I loved the Ministry of Sound party night. I also really enjoyed the stripping dance off challenge. I loved my outfit, my silver thigh high boots! It was nerve-wracking but so fun. The challenges were also amazing and finally meeting Frankie, that was a big milestone for me in the villa.’

Who do you think could be engaged by this time next year?

‘Definitely Dani and Jack. 100 per cent. They are going to get married, have kids and all of that. They are amazing together. And maybe Josh and Kaz, they are very close.’

Who do you think is going to win?

‘Dani and Jack because they have had such a journey from the start. They were coupled up on day one, then she had a little dip where she wasn’t sure how she felt about him. Then Hayley said she fancied Jack and then Jack tried to get a reaction out of Dani by speaking to Hayley. That was ages ago now, I’m even having to jog my memory! They are like magnets to each other now. I love them and I know they really love each other.’

We’re going to miss Samira!

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Harper: Jose Reyes is still starting for Mets while Jeff McNeil is hitting .393 in Triple-A, and it’s just downright absurd

This is becoming absurd. In Jeff McNeil the Mets have a 26-year-old infielder — hardly a kid — who has been crushing everything in sight in Triple-A, hitting .393, and yet they continue to play Jose Reyes and his .484 OPS, which is the second-worst mark in the majors.

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Dyson’s newest cordless vacuum just got a price cut for the first time ever

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Dyson’s cordless vacuums outperform everything else on the market and they pretty much last forever, which makes their high price tags much more tolerable than one might expect. Of course, you’d still have to be crazy not to take advantage of an opportunity to save some cash, and the first ever opportunity just came up for Dyson’s newest model. The Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner just went on sale for the first time since its release, with Amazon having shaved $ 51 off the price of this awesome new model. Definitely grab one while you can.

Here are the highlights from the product page:

  • The most powerful suction of any cord-free vacuum. Tested to ASTM F558, against cord-free stick market.
  • Up to 60 minutes’ run time when using a non-motorized tool.
  • Lightweight and versatile, to clean right through the home. Instant-release trigger means battery power is only used while it’s cleaning. Requires charging for 3.5 hours minimum before first use.
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ZTE allowed to resume some U.S. business activities just months after 7-year ban issued

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ZTE, the Chinese smartphone maker that was banned from operating in the U.S. this past April, may already be resuming its stateside operations. And it has President Donald Trump to thank for the assist.

According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, due to pressure from the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security has authorized ZTE to resume some business activities as a deal is worked out regarding its ban in the country.

In April, ZTE was banned from importing phone parts from the U.S. for repeatedly misleading the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. The U.S. intelligence community also issued a warning to U.S. consumers, urging them not to purchase phones made by certain Chinese manufacturers — including ZTE — due to spying and security concerns. Because of the ban, ZTE had ceased all U.S. operations in May. The ban was supposed to last for 7 years. Read more…

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Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Billionaire Watch’ is Just One of His Many Ridiculously Priced Purchases

Known for his unbeatable boxing record (50-0), his astounding net worth of an estimated $ 1 billion, and his excessive spending habit, it comes with little surprise that Floyd “Money” Mayweather recently purchased an $ 18 million watch. The retired heavyweight boxing champ took to Instagram on Wednesday to flaunt his latest absurdly extravagant purchase: “The Billionaire Watch.” Designed by Jacob and Co., the blinged out watch is made of 18-carat white gold and 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds. Each stone is around 1.5 carats.


“This my new timepiece, it’s called ‘The Billionaire Watch,” Mayweather bragged in the caption of an Instagram video. “If you don’t know about it, google Billionaire Watch. That’s $ 18 million on the price tag.”

But if you think that’s over-the-top for the legendary boxer, think again—it only adds to his collection of ridiculously priced items. Here’s a list of seven of the most ostentatious things Mayweather has ever purchased.

A $ 2 Million Armored Truck



Money Mayweather admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to once owning a Brink’s truck that he used to haul large wads of cash. The armored truck was reportedly worth $ 2 million and included a full master suite, a living and dining room, a bathroom, and a kitchen. He told Kimmel that he eventually sold the truck to “another guy who loved money.”

Not One, But Three Private Jets

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In February, the superstar fighter treated himself to another private jet as a birthday gift, bringing his total to three. The lavish aircraft—which looks a lot like the $ 60 million Gulfstream G650—comes with leather seats, chrome interior, and several flat-screen TVs.

$ 1,000 Meals

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According to Business Insider, the flamboyant fighter paid his former personal chef, Chef Q, $ 1,000 for every plate she prepared. Mayweather also implied that Chef Q gave him a discount although her meals are worth $ 1,000 each.

Designer Dog Shoes



In May, Mayweather claimed that his dog was wearing “red bottoms,” a signature shoe made by luxury designer Christian Louboutin, reports TMZ. Louboutin shoes typically range anywhere from $ 600 to $ 5,000 for humans.

A Fleet of Luxury Cars


The retired boxer owns a collection of lavish cars, which includes two Bugatti Veyrons, a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Ferrari 599 GTB, and the Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita “hypercar” worth $ 4.8 million. Mayweather claims that he owns one of only two models ever made by Koenigsegg.

$ 150,000 on Strippers

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Back in 2013, Mayweather reportedly spent $ 150,000 during a night at the famed King of Diamonds gentlemen’s club in Miami.

A 30-Carat Diamond Ring for His Teen Daughter

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The undefeated boxer gifted his teen daughter with an enormous 30-carat diamond ring designed by Pristine Jewelers for her 18th birthday. The president of Pristine Jewelers and creator of the ring told The New York Post that “the center is an 18-carat canary yellow [diamond]. It’s mounted in platinum. Each stone around is a carat and a half. There’s eight of them.”

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Joey Chestnut Just Set Another Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest Record

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut broke another record on Wednesday – chomping down 74 hot dogs (and buns) in 10 minutes – to win his 11th Nathan’s Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York City.

Miki Sudo won the women’s contest, eating 37 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Michelle Lesco took second with 28 hot dogs, and Juliet Lee came in third, eating 25 hot dogs.

Announcers attributed the generally lower scores this Fourth of July to the high heat and humidity. At 91 degrees and sunny, the leading eaters were sweating profusely as they chowed down.

But the heat didn’t stop Chestnut. He bested last year’s record of 72 hot dogs. The victory was not without drama, however. After a brief judging dispute, it was revealed that Chestnut had eaten many more hot dogs than the running tally had indicated.

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez – Getty ImagesWinner Miki Sudo (C) competes in the women’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4, 2018 in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Sudo has won the contest 5 years in a row.

In the men’s division, Carmen Cincotti came in second place, managing to eat 64 hot dogs, while Darron Breeden placed third with 43 hot dogs, unseating last year’s runner-up Matt “Megatoad” Stonie.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, which takes place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, has become must-see TV for many families on July 4. More than 20,000 people turn out to watch the competition and ESPN broadcasts the eating contest live to over 1 million viewers.

Interest in the competition has grown in recent years thanks in large part to the rivalry of star eaters like Chestnut.

Chestnut first won the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2007, when he ate 66 hot dogs to set a new world record and defeat six-time defending champion Takeru “Tsunami” Kobayashi. He went on to win every year until 2015, when he was defeated by Stonie, who ate 62 hot dogs to Chestnut’s 60.

In 2016, Chestnut regained his title, eating 70 hot dogs. He won again in 2017, consuming 72 hot dogs and setting a new contest record.

Following his 2017 win, Chestnut declared, “I definitely have room for more… I’m looking forward to next year.”

In 2017, Sudo ate 41 hot dogs to win the women’s section, beating her nearest rivals Lesco, who ate 32 1/2 hot dogs and Sonya “The Black Widow” Thomas who ate 30.

Chestnut and Sudo each won a $ 10,000 first place prize. The remainder of the $ 40,000 prize purse was divided between the runners up in the men’s and women’s sections.

George Shea, who has hosted the contest since 1991, gave extra attention to the reigning champion this year. Known for his outlandish pre-contest comments, he introduced Chestnut as “the champion of now and of always.” As Chestnut pulled ahead in this year’s contest, the crowd took up chanting his name.

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The American Medical Association Just Elected Its First African American Woman President

MD Patrice A. Harris made history this month when she became the first African American woman voted president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association (AMA). The psychiatrist from Atlanta, who was elected by the House of Delegates during the annual AMA meeting on June 12, will begin her presidency next summer.

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Harris has previously held two executive AMA offices, board chair and board secretary, and has served on the health information technology, payment and delivery reform and private contracting committee task forces and chaired the AMA Council on Legislation and co-chaired the Women Physicians Congress. She will remain the chairperson of the AMA Opioid Task Force even after taking on the presidency. She is also currently maintaining her private practice and negotiating with both public and private organizations on health service delivery as well as contemporary trends in practice and health policy and is an adjunct professor in the Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Outside of the AMA, Harris has served on the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees and as president of the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association and founding president of the Georgia Psychiatry Political Action Committee. In 2007, she was named the Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association Psychiatrist of the Year.

In a statement, Harris praised the AMA for its policies associated with the fluctuating medical climate in the U.S. “It will be my honor to represent the nation’s physicians at the forefront of discussions when policymaker and lawmakers search for practical solutions to the challenges in our nation’s health system. I am committed to preserving the central role of the physician-patient relationship in our healing art,” she said. “The American Medical Association has well-crafted policy concerning the changing health care environment in this country and I look forward to using my voice to help improve health care for patients and their physicians.”

The AMA Women Physicians Section (WPS) represents more than 82,000 women physicians and medical students, advocates for women’s health and professional concerns, celebrates the achievements of women in medicine and works to increase the number and influence of women physicians in leadership roles.

Despite Harris’ historic appointment, the work of AMA’s WPS is as necessary as ever. In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a U.S. medical degree from Geneva medical college in New York. Nearly 200 years later, there are more than 42,000 women enrolled in U.S. medical schools, and over the past 10 years, the number of female physicians, including residents, has grown by more than 43 percent—but fewer than 10 percent of women who self-identify as holding leadership positions in the field have reported being a department chair, CEO or CMO, and the proportion of women in higher academic ranks continues to be lower than their male counterparts.

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Democrats Want to Fight Trump’s Supreme Court Pick. They Just Have No Power to Do It.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday vowed to hold a vote on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s successor this fall, setting up a contentious political battle ahead of the critical midterm elections.

But while Democrats insisted that Kennedy’s replacement should not be considered until after voters have their say in November, many members of the party acknowledged the ominous political reality they now confront. Democrats are powerless to stop President Donald Trump from getting his second justice on the nation’s highest court.

“They hold all the cards,” said Jim Manley, a top aide to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “There’s not really anything left to say.”

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Iceland’s Big Loss to Nigeria Just Pushed the World Cup Drama to 11

On Friday morning, nearly 200 fans of Iceland’s World Cup soccer team — some natives of Reykjavik and other parts of the sparsely populated North Atlantic nation, others firmly seated on the Viking bandwagon — gathered in a cramped space in a midtown Manhattan pub. Dressed in their blue Iceland shirts, they were ready to cheer their country’s soccer miracle onto the next round. With a win over Nigeria, Iceland would almost assuredly advance to the knockout stage.

The fans sipped on their cold Einstök ale, while chanting “ĺs-land! ĺs-land!” (Pronounced “Eees-land!). The sounds of the Viking clap bounced around the bar.

But then Iceland met Ahmed Musa.

The Nigerian forward, who plays for Leicester City in the English Premier League, scored a pair of exquisite second-half goals against Iceland in Russia, giving Nigeria a 2-0 win over the World Cup underdog darlings and reviving the African nation’s chances of reaching the knockout stage for the second consecutive tournament. Nigeria’s victory also gave underachieving Argentina, home of the legendary Lionel Messi, a puncher’s chance of saving its own World Cup campaign.

Iceland had its chances in the first half, dominating play but failing to convert its free kicks and long passes into a goal. Nigeria didn’t even take a shot on goal in the first half. In the 49th minute, however, with the score tied at 0-0, Musa took a cross, touched it onto the grass and fired it into the net off a short-hop. Then in the 75th minute, Musa outran an Iceland defender down the side of the field, moved with the ball into the middle, then dribbled around Iceland keeper Hannes Thor Halldórsson — making Halldórsson look comically slow in the process — before knocking in his second goal.

A penalty shot in the 83rd minute offered Iceland a speck of hope. But Iceland’s most technically gifted player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, sailed his shot comfortably over the crossbar, knocking the air out of Iceland’s chances and out of the New York fan pub, where Iceland supporters buried their heads in their hands.

Nigeria’s win gives Group D of the World Cup, already one of the tournament’s most intriguing combinations, extra drama going into the last game of the opening round. Croatia, with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria last week and a 3-0 stunner over Argentina on Thursday, has already clinched a spot in the knockout stage. Nigeria, with three points thanks to the win over Iceland, faces Argentina, which has a point due to its draw with Iceland last week, on Tuesday. If Nigeria beats Argentina, the Super Eagles advance — and knock Argentina, finalists at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, out of the tournament. If Argentina wins and Croatia beats or draws with Iceland on Tuesday, Messi still has a chance to win his first World Cup, despite Argentina’s dysfunction in the first two games of the group stage.

Iceland’s still alive, but needs a win and either Argentina to draw with Nigeria, or for Argentina to beat Nigeria, but by not too many goals. Goal differential is the first group stage tiebreaker, and at this point Iceland has given up two more goals than it has scored, while Argentina is facing a three-goal deficit.

Got all that?

As Iceland has discovered in its World Cup debut, this tournament’s an emotional ride. Your country’s fate, for good or ill, can change in an instant. Still, after the disappointment of the Nigeria game, the Iceland pub in New York was far from somber. “We’ve still got a shot,” said Hlyur Gudjonsson, Icelandic Trade Commissioner to North America and the Consul General for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Sure beats the alternative.

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The U.S., Canada and Mexico Just Won a Joint Bid to Host the 2026 World Cup

(MOSCOW) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday.

The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010.

The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with ten fixtures each.

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Brie Larson wants to see more film critics of colour rather than just ‘white dudes’

‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him.’

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As the inner workings of Hollywood have slowly come to light with the Me Too movement out in full force and more minority representation trickling onscreen, things seem to be gradually changing for the better. From Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins smashing box office records to Get Out becoming the most profitable film last year and even an Arab female director scholarship raising POC voices, Brie Larson has highlighted one overlooked area that needs to be worked on next.

Namely, the mainly white and male industry of film journalism.

Brie was honoured with a Crystal Award for Excellence in Film the other night and used her speech to draw attention to the issue. She quoted a recent study of review site Rotten Tomatoes, saying, ‘67 percent of the top critics reviewing the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2017 were white males; less than a quarter were white women; less than ten percent were underrepresented men. Only 2.5 percent of those top critics were women of colour.’

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But you might be wondering, why does that matter? Well, given that the US population is much more diverse than that (‘30 percent white men, 30 percent white women, 20 percent men of colour and 20 percent women of colour’) and it’s impossible not to have your own upbringing/identity affect your reviews in some way – it only make sense that we need more diverse voices speaking about films. Especially when they’re films especially aimed at minorities, as Brie pointed out.

Using the recent film Wrinkle in Time directed by black female director Ava DuVernay, she explained, ‘I do not need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him out of a Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him. I want to know what that film meant to women of colour, to biracial women, to teen women of colour, to teens that are biracial. These are just facts these are not my emotions. I want to know what my work means to the world, not a narrow view.’

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Brie was very careful to bring up not once, but three times that she wasn’t saying that white male critics shouldn’t have a voice as she said repeatedly, ‘Am I saying I hate white dudes? No I’m not.’

She continued, ‘What I am saying is that if you make a movie that is a love letter to women of colour, there is an insanely low chance a woman of colour will have the chance to see your movie and review your movie. We need to be conscious of our bias and make sure that everyone is in the room.’

The entire room apparently broke out into rapturous applause, according to Deadline. Brie also explained that this was a really crucial issue for her, because it was basically off the back of favourable reviews of her film Room that her career exploded.

‘Good reviews out of festivals give small independent films a fighting chance to be bought and seen,’ Brie said. ‘Good reviews help films gross money. Good reviews slingshot films into awards contenders. A good review can change your life. It changed mine.’

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Brie (and Sundance Film Festival and TIFF through her) dropped the mic however when she revealed that the two festivals would be committing ‘at least 20 percent of their top level press passes’ to ‘underrepresented critics’.

She then called on other films to do the same in their press screenings and coverage by reaching out to three underrepresented males, three white females and three underrepresented females so that the ‘average critic pool would match the US population in just five years’.

She ended, ‘Female and underrepresented critics can’t review what they don’t see. Many are denied accreditation or access to press screenings. Please make sure that these invites and credentials find their way to more underrepresented journalists and critics, many of whom are freelancers.’

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That Roseanne Spinoff Just Got One (Big) Step Closer to Happening

Take heart, Roseanne fans! In the wake of Roseanne Barr’s racist tweets and ABC’s subsequent cancellation of the eponymous sitcom, it seemed as though a spinoff simply wasn’t possible. How can you have Roseanne without, well, Roseanne? The matter was made especially tricky by the fact Barr has a writing credit on the series. But — and it’s a big one — new intel suggests that a spinoff isn’t just possible, it could happen soon.

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Per Deadline, lots of legwork behind-the-scenes has culminated in a promising point: Barr ready to sign off on the potential spinoff. While the terms and conditions of said agreement have not been released, it would reportedly involve Barr receiving a one-time payment from the production company Carsey-Werner. In exchange for that payment, Barr would relinquish her rights to any profits from the spinoff.

In other words, she couldn’t come back at a later date and sue ABC for or Carsey-Berner over the spinoff. The alleged agreement would mean Barr would no longer have any creative or financial rights where the series is concerned.

So where does that leave the potential spinoff? According to Deadline, ABC will have seven days from the time that Barr signs the agreement to decide whether they will pursue a pickup.

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Per Roseanne’s own tweet on June 15, one could surmise that the erstwhile actress wants to put this chapter behind her and let her co-stars find success without her.

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ becomes just the fourth movie to top $2B at the global box office

With a snap, “Avengers: Infinity War” made history.

The Marvel Studios blockbuster has officially passed the $ 2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, Disney announced Tuesday, in just its 48th day in theaters.

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Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about The Little Mermaid on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again

Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about The Little Mermaid on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again


Chrissy Teigen just raised a VERY important question about <em>The Little Mermaid</em> on Twitter, and the movie will never be the same again

We’re pleased to report that Chrissy Teigen has broken the internet yet again. Thanks to her humor, frankness, and penchant for Twitter rants, Teigen is of our favorite people to follow on social media. Remember when she live-tweeted her disastrous experience flying to Tokyo? Or her savage tweets about Jesus Christ Superstar Live? Well, Teigen’s latest Twitter rant — which happens to be about The Little Mermaid — might be our favorite one yet.

On Sunday, June 10th, the supermodel and cookbook author took to Twitter to raise a VERY important question: “How does Ariel know what ‘reprimand’ means but not ‘feet?’” And now, we don’t think we’ll ever see The Little Mermaid the same way again.

Teigen is, of course, referring to lyrics from the song “Part of Your World.” While wondering about life above the water, Ariel sings, “Bet’cha on land, they understand / Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters.”

We always knew that Ariel didn’t know the words for a lot of objects on land. At various points during The Little Mermaid, she doesn’t know the word for a fork or a pipe, opting instead to call them a “dinglehopper” and a “snarfblat,” respectively. But Teigen pointing out that Ariel DOES know such a big word (you know, relatively speaking) like “reprimand” makes us see the movie in a new way.

We don’t know what prompted Teigen’s Twitter rant about The Little Mermaid — maybe she was watching the movie at home with Luna and Miles? But however she arrived at this thought, we’re grateful that she shared it with us.

Can’t argue with this logic.

In the end, Teigen decided that maybe Ariel just isn’t the brightest Disney princess of the bunch.

After all, the mermaid has lived a pretty sheltered life.

Oh, Chrissy. Never stop tweeting your trains of thought, okay?

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Charlotte Tilbury was just awarded the highest of accolades

The stamp of approval from Queenie

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Charlotte Tilbury has been awarded one of the highest accolades in the United Kingdom. The famed make-up artist and founder of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty will receive an MBE for her services to the beauty and cosmetics industry as part of the Queen‘s Birthday Honours List 2018.

MBEs, which stands for Member of the Order of the British Empire, are awarded to those who the honours committee deem to have achieved something special. These nominations are then approved by the Prime Minister’s office. So you know, it’s kind of a big deal.

It’s no shock to be honest, Tilbury has been working at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades. She has worked on over 400 editorial and advertising campaigns, won countless industry awards – including Fashion Creator at the British Fashion Awards – and of course, she launched her hugely successful eponymous cosmetics line. *Side note – the Marie Claire beauty team believe she should be awarded an MBE for her eye shadow quads alone.*

Her brand, which launched in 2013, has gone from strength to strength and continues to create bestselling products across the globe. It’s one of the fastest growing beauty brands, whilst still remaining independent.

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‘I feel incredibly honoured and very proud to receive an MBE in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List,’ Tilbury says. ‘To be recognised for my services to the beauty industry as both a makeup artist and entrepreneur is an amazing personal accolade which means so much to me. I have been fortunate enough to work at the forefront of the beauty industry for over two decades which has allowed me to share my vision with the world, changing the way women, from 18-80, perceive themselves through the use of makeup. I have always been passionate about empowering women and helping them to feel confident and the most beautiful versions of themselves through the power of beauty, it inspired my philosophy ‘Give a woman the right makeup and she can conquer the world! There are so many people I want to express my thanks and gratitude towards. From my wonderful industry peers who have supported me throughout my 25+ year career and who I have built such close relationships with, to my incredible team of limitless thinkers who helped me to create and continue to push the boundaries with my award-winning brand and of course my amazing family, who I couldn’t have done any of this without. I always say it takes a team to build a dream, and this is a dream come true for me.’

Congratulations from all the team at Marie Claire.

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Leros: the Greek island with just a touch of Italy

This Dodecanese gem has 20th-century Italian influences as well as the classic repertoire of secret beaches and laid-back tavernas

‘It is an unusual island,” said my friend Yannis, slightly self-consciously. “We are a bit different from our neighbours.”

Yannis, a cafe owner, is right: Leros is unusual, but in a good way. It is just a few miles from Turkey, but a million tourist miles from Kos and Rhodes, its Dodecanese siblings. It has mostly slipped under the holiday radar, which is a shame because it has everything we all want from a Greek island – beaches, fishing villages, tavernas, ruins – plus an extraordinary modern history. And for that we can thank Mussolini.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Was Just Dethroned as the World’s Highest-Paid Athlete

The 2018 world’s highest-paid athletes list is out — and Cristiano Ronaldo has been kicked out of the top spot.

The soccer star was No. 1 for the last two years on Forbes’ annual list of the highest-paid sports stars, but taking over the reins now is boxer Floyd Mayweather, who earned a staggering $ 275 million between June 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018. The kicker? It was for one night of work. Mayweather went toe-to-toe with Conor McGregor on August 27 last year, which was enough to earn him that payout. Add in his $ 10 million in endorsements, and his take totaled $ 285 million.

This is Mayweather’s fourth time topping the list in the last seven years.

Boxers and soccer stars round out the top 5: Lionel Messi came in at No. 2, earning $ 84 million in salary and $ 27 million in endorsements. Ronaldo is at No. 3, earning $ 61 million in salary and $ 47 million in endorsements. McGregor, who ended up losing to Mayweather, came in at No. 4 with an $ 85 million payout and $ 14 million in endorsements. Soccer star Neymar rounded out the top 5, making $ 73 million and $ 17 million in endorsements.

So do any athletes other than boxers or soccer stars make it into the ranks of top earners?

NBA stars and NFL quarterbacks are doing quite well for themselves. Two tennis superstars, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, also appeared in the top 20. Pro golfer Tiger Woods ranked 16th: He earned a paltry $ 1.3 million in salary, but made up for that with $ 42 million in endorsements. On the opposite end of that spectrum, auto racer Sebastian Vettel, who ranked 18th, earned $ 42 million, but only $ 300,000 in endorsements.

Another notable fact: No woman made this year’s list of 100 athletes. It’s the first time that has happened since Forbes expanded the ranking beyond 50 in 2010. (Serena Williams was No. 51 last year, but took time off the tournament circuit after the birth of her daughter last year.)

Check out the full top 20 below, with the combined salaries and endorsements of the world’s highest-paid athletes:

1. Floyd Mayweather, $ 285 million (Boxing)
2. Lionel Messi, $ 111 million (Soccer)
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, $ 108 million (Soccer)
4. Conor McGregor, $ 99 million (Boxing)
5. Neymar, $ 90 million (Soccer)
6. LeBron James, $ 55.5 million (Basketball)
7. Roger Federer, $ 77.2 million (Tennis)
8. Stephen Curry, $ 76.9 million (Basketball)
9. Matt Ryan, $ 67.3 million (Football)
10. Matthew Stafford, $ 59.5 million (Football)
11. Kevin Durant, $ 57.3 million (Basketball)
12. Lewis Hamilton, $ 51 million (Auto racing)
13. Russell Westbrook, $ 47.6 million (Basketball)
14. James Harden, $ 46.4 million (Basketball)
15. Canelo Alvarez, $ 44.5 million (Boxing)
16. Tiger Woods, $ 43.3 million (Golf)
17. Drew Brees, $ 42.9 million (Football)
18. Sebastian Vettel, $ 42.3 million (Auto racing)
19. Derek Carr, $ 42.1 million (Football)
20. Rafael Nadal, $ 41.4 million (Tennis)

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Mythical ‘Planet 9’ might actually just be a bunch of very rude asteroids

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Remember “Planet 9”? No I’m not talking about Pluto. That ship has sailed. I’m talking about the maybe-kinda-sorta hidden planet that might-kinda-maybe be lurking at the very distant edge of our Solar System. Scientists have been searching for it for a while now and come up with plenty of evidence to suggest that something is out there, but exactly what it is remains a mystery. Now, a new theory has emerged that explains away the presence of Planet 9 in favor of something entirely different.

Speaking at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Jacob Fleisig of the University of Colorado at Boulder presented a tantalizing new bit of research. Fleisig, an undergraduate in astrophysics, and his team of researchers suggest that perhaps a large singular body isn’t what is causing the symptoms of Planet 9, but instead a large grouping of asteroids that are pulling on neighboring bodies.

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These 2 Netflix shows just get us as new moms

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Bar none, one of the best inventions for new parents over the past few years has to be all the TV-on-demand services out there.

In the middle of the night when you’re up feeding the baby, or in those precious few minutes after everyone’s in bed for the night, you can now choose from hundreds of shows and movies. And now — lucky us! — there are two shows on Netflix that highlight the new mom experience in a way that resonates amazingly well.

The Letdown is an Australian TV comedy series that premiered on Netflix in April. As I watched the first few episodes, I had to stop myself from shouting, “THIS!! This is what I wanted from Tully! Exactly this!!”

The show stars Alison Bell, also a co-creator and writer, as Audrey Holloway, a mother trying to navigate her first few months of parenthood. She joins a non-judgmental new mothers’ group (that’s actually kinda judgy, in the way these things tend to be) and shows up late and flustered for her first meeting. The show made me laugh out loud at several of the situations she faces — including one where she tries to bargain with a drug dealer when she accidentally parks in his spot after driving a crying baby around all night.

It also made me tear up several times as well. In one scene, she cries into her partner’s shoulder while she lists all the ways she’s a terrible mother. I may have done this last week, and I don’t even have a baby anymore. It tackles Instagram-perfect moms and the hidden challenges they fear they can’t share.

One episode wonderfully shows the tension Audrey feels when she wants to go out with her pre-baby friends, but realizes things have changed irreversibly now that she has a newborn. It’s a perfect blend of snarky, slightly dark comedy and drama that shows the struggles that come with motherhood.

Fair warning: there is plenty of swearing in the show. In fact, one of my favorite running gags is when Audrey forgets herself, curses, and then belatedly covers her 2-month old’s ears as if that might help.

I also recently watched Ali Wong’s Hard-Knock Wife, which was released on Netflix on Mother’s Day. She performs the stand-up while heavily pregnant, and even if it had been a flop (it’s not), watching her do high kicks, squats, and some serious dance moves while walking around the stage for over an hour is impressive in itself. I could barely get off the couch at that stage.

This is Wong’s second comedy special — she filmed Baby Cobra while pregnant with her first child — and she talks about a variety of topics including sex and childbirth (she says those mesh panties we all know so well are “made of the same material they use to package fancy Korean pears in”).

She talks about her emergency c-section and wonders, “Why the f*** did I do all that pushing when there was this perfectly good emergency exit?” She also takes on breastfeeding, saying it made her feel like The Giving Tree. And she addresses the low parenting standards for dads, compared to what moms are expected to do for their babies. It’s funny, and relatable, and very dirty — she may talk about kids but this definitely isn’t something to watch around them.

Both shows are wickedly entertaining…and both might make you feel like finally, in the land of television, someone actually gets how new moms feel.

Do you have any favorite shows right now that perfectly capture the new mom experience?

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Stephen Colbert returned from a weeklong vacation this week. But as of Monday afternoon, First Lady Melania Trump was still nowhere to be seen.

“As of the time we are taping this show right now, the first lady has not been seen in public for 25 days,” the Late Show host said on his first show back. “I’m not surprised. It took that Shawshank guy years to tunnel out.”

Colbert explained to viewers that Melania Trump had surgery for what the White House called a “benign kidney condition” early last month. “They say she is perfectly fine and I certainly hope that’s true,” he said. “And they claim she came home to the White House. Trump even welcomed her back in a tweet in which he accidentally called her ‘Melanie.’ Awkward.”

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‘I wouldn’t want to mess up my face’

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Bella Hadid has been facing plastic surgery accusations ever since her successful modelling career took off.

Rumoured to have undergone a nose correction and lip augmentation, the 21-year-old model has spoken about her flawless appearance on multiple occasions, never openly confirming or denying getting work done.

However, in a recent interview with InStyle, the American model took the moment to shut down the plastic surgery rumours once and for all.

‘People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling. I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.’

Hadid, who isn’t afraid of flaunting her looks with her 18 million Instagram followers, continued to reveal that she wasn’t always happy with her body.

‘People think I’m very confident, but I really had to learn how to be,’ she explained, confessing that she used to dislike her “big hips” and “weird face”.

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This isn’t the first time Bella Hadid talked about the difficulty of dealing with body confidence in the public eye. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia last year, the model revealed that people will judge her every decision.

‘You’re going to get scrutinised for anything that you do. If you’re skinny and have a sick body and you don’t have a butt, people are going to say, “Why do you have no butt?” And then you go and get a fake butt and they get mad at you because you have a fake butt. And then you don’t have boobs, and it’s just a whole circulating circle.’

Well. That’s cleared that up.

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“We are going to adjust to the new normal, even though it’s totally crazy,” an exhausted mom says while looking directly into the camera.

In the same two minute clip the scene flits back and forth between different families struggling through the sleep-deprived struggles that can accompany bringing home a newborn baby. Between hearing the infants cry and looking at the tired faces of the parents, the whole video is a bit hard to watch, especially if you have those been-there, done-that memories.

Take a look:

In one particularly hilarious scene (it’s funny, at least, as an outsider looking in) an underwear-clad dad struggles and fails to hang a shade that will help keep the glaring sun out of his partner’s eyes. I feel bad for laughing…almost.

When my first son was born we lived in a tiny apartment in a terrible part of our city. We had a digital camera, but home security cameras (such as Canary, which captured these parents’ early weeks) weren’t yet a regular thing people were using. There’s a part of me that would get a great kick out of going back now and watching my husband and I fumble around deliriously, but I’m also not entirely sure if I could have done it. My sweating, bleeding, boobs-leaking, unsure mess of a self craved privacy.

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That being said, I adore that other people don’t feel the same way. How lovely for someone who is on their way to being a new parent, but doesn’t yet have a babe in arms, to get a look at what’s coming down the pipeline. As a mom-to-be who was obsessed with TLC’s A Baby Story I would have watched hours of personal footage anyone was willing to share.

For all the negatives modern technology can seem to sometimes have, I’m always able to find a positive counterbalance.  Kudos to you out there who are willing and able to share your ups and downs, and I hear you others who hold your cards close. Luckily there’s no one right way to go about capturing your parenthood experience.

How would you feel about being recorded as a new parent?

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