A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be interested in joining the Knicks and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place. www.espn.com – TOP
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Music’s biggest night is going down Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles — but you’ll only see a small portion of the winners when the Grammy Awards 2019 telecast airs at 8 p.m. on CBS. The bulk of the 61st annual golden gramophones are being awarded right now. Early pre-broadcast winners include Hugh… Entertainment | New York Post
Dubai-based luxury fashion mobile platform THE LIST is partnering crypto payment processor BitBay Pay to facilitate payment using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. This will also help customers to conveniently shop without having to enter any card information for online payments. Customers of THE LIST App can shop for luxury products and pay directly with Bitcoins only initially. RTT – Top Story
Far too many of us have a suit, or suits, that don’t get used much. It’s probably because something was on sale and we thought we’d wear it more often than we actually do. The solution? Prioritize. Here’s what to buy first, and what to hold off on until later when assembling a suit collection. Not everyone needs all of these. Heck, not everyone “needs” more than one or two of these (if that, in our increasingly casual culture). But if you want to buy a suit, or two, or three, here’s the order to buy them in, starting from the ground up.
Plenty would favor a navy suit as your first suit, but the argument here is that charcoal looks more appropriate at a funeral. It’s also more sober/conservative for job interviews. Make it a two button, notch lapel. If your job requires you to wear a suit daily, you’ll want more than one of these.
Again, many would opt for a navy suit over charcoal for their FIRST suit, and that’s fine if that’s what you choose. But we’re putting it second due to the funeral factor (and let’s hope that doesn’t become a factor).
You’re looking for something you can wear to a summer wedding, but the fabric makes it noticeably more dressed up than seersucker or linen. Also, you can wear these in fall and winter to add a bit of brightness to an otherwise cold and dark wardrobe. Look for lighter weight, not just lighter in color. Also look for less lining. Still favor a notch lapel and two button jacket.
Slow your roll Sparky. We’re not talking fat chalk stripes or massively contrasting plaids here. Something subtle. Say, a blue on navy plaid. Or a fine pin stripe. A dark charcoal base with a white pinstripe could make you look like you stepped out of a Dick Tracy comic. Less can be more. Especially when it comes to suit patterns.
For when it’s unbearably hot. Don’t worry about the wrinkles. Fabric that’s super light and breezy is supposed to wrinkle. It’s expected, and part of the charm. Favor linen and seersucker suits over chino. Some chino suits can lean a little dense, and thus, won’t breathe nearly as well.
There are very few places to rent a good looking, decent fitting tux. (Here’s one.) This is pretty far down the list because most guys these days don’t have black tie events to go to until later in life… if at all. Ever. But if you’re getting married or attending a big event and want to look your absolute best? Buy a tux. Have it tailored. It’ll be a great investment. Even if it’s an inexpensive tux, a little tailoring can go a long way. Peak lapel is timeless. Shawl is a bit more dashing. And finding a tux for cheap can be a tough ask. Retailers assume you’ve got cash, being that you’re shopping for a black tie event.
The thick, wintry stuff, for when it’s unbearably cold. Some people live in climates that’ll never necessitate a suit like this. Those who do live in climates with a real winter can usually get by with their normal suits, good layering, and solid outerwear. But hey, there is just something about a flannel suit on a super cold day.
This post originally ran in 2017, but has since been updated with current product suggestions.
Warriors superstar Stephen Curry moved past Jason Terry on Friday night for sole possession of third place on the NBA’s 3-pointer list, with only Ray Allen and Reggie Miller ahead of him. www.espn.com – TOP
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Earlier this year, I asked authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses were incredibly moving. Since then, when time permits, I began ending our chats with the same question: What’s your favorite book that you’ve read lately?
The key word in that question is “lately.” It’s extremely difficult for some people to choose one ultimate favorite book of all time, especially when they’re put on the spot. But everybody has a book (or two, or three) that they can’t get off their mind right now. And, just as I suspected, those are the books authors loved talking about. Most of them had a difficult time choosing just one, which I relate to on a spiritual level.
If you’re looking for a new read, pick up one of these author-approved books:
“Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark. I just loved that. It was the first time in a while that I had read something about a horrific crime, but there was still so much compassion in how she wrote. I found that to be such a refreshing combination. It really made me think, as a writer, about the kind of writer that I want to be. I love books that simultaneously entertain me and inspire me to be better.”
“A collection of stories by Curtis Sittenfeld, You Think It, I’ll Say It. She’s crazy. The book is so good. I love everything by her. I went back and read Prep recently, and she’s an incredible writer. Her characters are so…I don’t know how to describe them other than alive. They’re just people I know, and I’m sure you know. That’s probably my favorite book that I’ve read lately.”
“Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. It’s a re-telling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale, and it’s really good. Any time something’s a re-telling, I’m here for it. It’s really, really good, and it’s really well-written. She created nice complex characters. There’s a Hunger Games-esque quality to the writing. It feels austere, almost. It has that tone of writing that’s sparse and raw. Support women authors!”
“I’m still sort of deciding what my final review of it is, but I really liked reading the short novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter, because it’s such a different way of using language than I know how to use language, and it made me want to figure out how to work in that lane a little bit.”
“I love Gail Collins. She’s a New York Times journalist. She wrote a book called America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines. It’s the feminist history book you never had. It’s a book you cannot put down. It’s so jam packed with information, and you just can’t believe you don’t know this stuff. She has a whole thing about how pioneer women basically built San Francisco. Because when the gold rush happened, there was no one to cook for the men. So women would come out, set up shop, and make tons of money. They were business owners and had autonomy and control of their finances for the first time. Stuff like that. I mean, Bear Grylls would look like Tom Brokaw compared to these pioneer women. That’s not even a good analogy. But these women would like, crawl up mountains while giving birth. Their skirts would catch on fire all the time. The shit that they went through was insane. So you’re reading this, and [Collins is] just giving you all of it. It’s the most fascinating book I’ve ever read.”
“I just read In Her Words, the Eleanor Roosevelt book. That was uplifting, and also so sad to see this woman with this knowledge and access to power whom, if she had been given the chance…god, the things she could have done.”
“I also like this book called White Trash. It’s about America’s history of poverty and how it explains a lot of what’s happening today. But because it’s written by a woman — it’s written by Nancy Isenberg — it has a feminist slant to it. It’s fantastic.”
“Oh, and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu. It’s a graphic novel of incredible women. It’s gorgeous and informative and great. And it’s a great book for a teen, or an adult who likes graphic novels like me.”
“Also, Samantha Irby. Her books…I don’t know what to say about her books. I have a really loud laugh, and when something tickles me and gets me really hard, I laugh really loudly. And I do it like, every other page with her.”
“Can I tell you one more book? It’s called The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville. She was Britain’s first special agent in World War II. And because they couldn’t acknowledge that she was a special agent, they couldn’t rescue her. The shit that you learn about female spies during World War II is insane. And that’s another thing. Women participated in war, and their stories are absolutely eradicated. There are very few books about how women participated in so many ways.”
“I did finally get around to reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and I’m so glad I did. It’s so beautiful and, whilst so far off from my own world, there were passages that made me gasp in terms of how real they felt to me—the feeling of dissociation, love, passion, and jealousy. Would 100% recommend.”
“Yumi Sakugawa came out with a book called The Little Book of Life Hacks, and it’s just so adorable. She’s such a gem. That kind of artwork and that kind of lightness and that kind of spiritually is helpful, especially during stressful times.”
Britain has recognized its sporting stars in the Queen’s New Year’s honors list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane. Reuters: People News
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Queen Elizabeth II has handed honors to a clutch of names in the arts and fashion worlds as part of her New Year’s Honors List 2019. Honorees will receive their awards at Buckingham Palace at various times over the next few months.
Christopher Bailey is among this year’s honorees. Bailey, who served as Burberry’s president and chief creative officer until March, and who had previously been chief executive officer, will receive a CBE, or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for his work at the British brand.
This is Bailey’s second royal accolade: He already holds an MBE, or Master of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which he received in 2009.
Twiggy has also been recognized by the British monarch. The model and Andy Warhol muse whose pixie cut defined the fashion of the Sixties, will be named Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
TWIGGY LEAVING LONDON AIRPORT FOR NEW YORK WHERE SHE WILL DO PHOTOGRAPHIC MODELLING – 20 MARCH, 1967<br />VARIOUS
Daphne Selfe, Britain’s oldest working model at 90 years old, is being honored for creating opportunities for older women in the modeling industry. She will receive a British
When it comes to picking baby names, there are so many things to think about. Do you go for one of these almost-extinct monikers? Do you use the royals as name-spiration? Or do you attempt to predict the trends in advance and give your baby something from the list of popular 2028 names?
It can be tough to decide on the perfect one – but now there’s something else to think about when it comes to picking.
Linda Rosenkrantz at Nameberry.com told Pretty 52 which names make an individual more likely to become a millionaire, because apparently there’s correlation between the two.
Don’t believe us? Take a look at the names that Rosenkrantz has selected below – does yours make the list?
If buying for those last few people on your Christmas list is proving tricky, you’re sure to be inspired by one of the sleek, smart gift ideas from HONOR. Whether they’re into keeping fit, are always listening to carefully crafted playlists or are a keen photographer or blogger, HONOR has a present that they’ll love to unwrap.
A smartphone for budding photographers
Selfies, lush landscape shots and more have been made even easier to snap and share thanks to the super sleek HONOR 8X smartphone. It has a large screen to body ratio, high definition display and a dual 20 megapixel AI camera that has multi-scene recognition for breathtaking photos no matter where you are. You can get a blurry bokeh effects for selfies, plus it eliminates blur on night-time pics, and features super slo-mo for awesome action shots.
The HONOR 8X also has a reduced shutter speed and motion detection for capturing better action shots and creating backlit portrait selfies.
For the fitness fan
A fitness tracker is the perfect way to get more active, so we’ve found one that’s packed with useful functions as well as being ultra-stylish. HONOR Band 4 isn’t just for gym bunnies – it’ll also recognise swimming strokes, is pool-proof to 50 metres, and records your swimming speed, distance and calories. You can take it outside with confidence as well – it’ll track outdoor and indoor running, walking and cycling.
Beyond fitness, the HONOR Band 4 gives accurate heart rate monitoring with high rate alerts and infrared technology so you can wear it at night. Plus, if you suffer from insomnia, light or irregular sleep, it’ll track this and provide advice. Another reason to love it? The band can locate your phone if you’ve lost it and works as a remote to take selfies!
For the music lover
Clever headphones mean the music fan in your life can take their tunes wherever they go, and few come as clever as the HONOR Sport Bluetooth Earphones. Not only are they water and sweat-proof , they provide 11 hours playback (around 220 tracks) and last up to 10 days on standby so they won’t let you down during your favourite song. Wireless, comfy to wear and secure, each earbud is magnetic too, so when they’re not in, they snap together neatly around your neck. There’s no compromise on sound quality either as they feature a penetrating bass and high definition audio.
So what are you waiting for? Consider your Christmas shopping complete.
Michael Jordan moved up to No. 4 on Forbes’ list of richest celebrities, with a net worth estimated at $ 1.7 billion. Tiger Woods was also in the top 10, with a net worth of $ 800 million. www.espn.com – GOLF
With 2019 only a few days away, Forbes has just shared its list of the wealthiest celebrities in America for 2018.
Making her first ever appearance on the list is 21-year-old Kylie Jenner, who tied with JAY-Z at fifth spot with $ 900 million USD each, respectively. Her fortune is largely due to her reality TV show and her Kylie Cosmetics line, which she is the sole owner. Kylie, who is predicted to become “the youngest self-made billionaire,” told Forbes that platforms like Instagram play a large role in her company’s success.
Also sharing the No. 5 spot is mogul JAY-Z, seeing his endorsements with Armand de Brignac champagne and D’Ussé cognac, along with his Roc Nation and Tidal stakes growing his net worth to over $ 90 million USD this past year alone.
Coming in on top is film director and Star Wars mastermind George Lucas with $ 5.4 billion USD, who sold his Lucasfilm production company to Disney for $ 4.1 billion USD back in 2012. Director Steven Spielberg takes the No. 2 position with $ 3.7 billion USD; Oprah Winfrey comes in at No. 3 with $ 2.8 billion USD; and Michael Jordan rounds out the top four with $ 1.7 billion USD.
According to Forbes, the 10 wealthiest American celebrities in 2018 have a combined worth of $ 18.7 billion USD, which is more than the GDP of Iceland to put things in perspective. See the top ten below.
America’s Wealthiest Celebrities 2018 (Net Worth)
1. George Lucas – $ 5.4 billion USD
2. Steven Spielberg – $ 3.7 billion USD
3. Oprah Winfrey – $ 2.8 billion USD
4. Michael Jordan – $ 1.7 billion USD
=5. Kylie Jenner – $ 900 million USD
=5. JAY-Z – $ 900 million USD
7. David Copperfield – $ 875 million USD
8. Diddy – $ 825 million USD
=9. Tiger Woods – $ 800 million USD
=9. James Patterson – $ 800 million USD
50 glorious stocking stuffers to give the beauty enthusiast on your list
Every year, the holidays sneaks up on us like the Grinch trying to steal our gifts. Except, unlike the Grinch, most of us enjoy the community and generosity displayed during the holiday season. Let’s be honest, regardless of religion or tradition, giving and receiving gifts is a universally loved activity. If you’re excited about the parties and quality time with loved ones but feel anxious about crossing all the Ts on your gift list, you’ve come to the right place. We are deeply familiar with how overwhelming holiday shopping can be, which is why we’ve gathered some of our favorite stocking stuffer options for the beauty lovers on your list.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to limit your gifting to holiday-themed cosmetics. Especially when the summer-loving friend on your list might be longing for these four mermaid-inspired shades.
This affordable mask set will cover all your loved one’s winter skin care needs. There’s a mask for purifying, moisture, pore-refining, and radiance-boosting, complete with two under-eye brightening hydrogel patches.
There are few stocking stuffers both as cute and practical as a macaron-shaped lip balm. This Crème Shop one draws inspiration from Hello Kitty. Every time your loved one moisturizes their lips, they’ll be filled with happiness.
In a perfect world, beauty sponges would last forever, (aka through all of our makeup looks and furious washings). But the reality is that most of us need to replace them. So why not give your friend the gift of a clean, new makeup sponge?
This adorably packaged balm duo can be used on everything from your lips to your cuticles, and it’s especially helpful for dry, wintry patches.
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We fully believe the Holy Trinity refers to this trio of the Kiehl’s original lip balm, cranberry lip balm, and mint lip balm.
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Celebrate the holidays with this luxe Baylis & Harding bath set.
We’d be hard-pressed to imagine a friend who wouldn’t squeal upon receiving this Sunday Riley set, which includes the Luna Sleeping Night Oil, the Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, and the C.E.O. Moisturizer.
Detangling your luscious hair is a year-long activity, which is why gifting a loved one with a cute and practical detangling brush is a gift that will keep on giving.
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The fragrance lover in your life will feel completely pampered by all 10 perfumes in this gift set. Whether they fancy a rollerball or a scented hand cream, this sampler is an ideal way for them to find their signature scent.
If you have a loved one who is currently obsessed with the wide-ranging benefits of CBD, then introducing them to Emera’s hair care offerings might be a perfect match. This sampler includes a CBD-infused shampoo, conditioner, serum, and scalp treatment.
This travel-sized lactic acid cleanser is great for anyone looking to stay on top of their skin care routine.
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There are few brands that consistently put out formulas as deeply moisturizing and delicious-smelling as SheaMoisture. This will be a real treat!
As an international corporate lawyer and mother of two, Adiya Dixon-Wiggins understood the value of beauty-on-the-go, but she couldn’t buy a product that would allow her to apply makeup on the fly. Traditional makeup brushes, which are shaped like paint brushes, became a pain for her to travel with or use when applying makeup in the car. Meanwhile, she found that using her fingertips was messy and unsanitary. To solve this issue, she created Yubi Beauty, a cosmetic tool brand that allows women to quickly and effectively apply makeup. The brand was featured on TIME’s “50 Best Inventions of 2018” list.
“I’m humbled by this tremendous honor and I hope my example will encourage more women of color to pursue their passions in technology, beauty, and entrepreneurship,” Dixon-Wiggins told BLACK ENTERPRISE about receiving the prestigious recognition.
The Yubi Buff and Blend set (Photo courtesy of Yubi Beauty, LLC)
Dixon-Wiggins says she invented the brushes out of the necessity to make beauty less of a burden for busy women. The patent-pending cosmetic brushes have a unique design and compact size that makes it easy to apply multiple products, from sunscreen to foundation, blush to highlight, and everything in between. The multipurpose applicator heads are also easy to clean and promises to provide maximum control, ease, and comfort. Plus, all of Yubi’s products are vegan and cruelty-free. “What you put on your face is as important as how you put it on,” Dixon-Wiggins said
The Yubi Buff and Blend set, which currently retails for $ 39, is set to debut on the Home Shopping Network in January 2019.
Watch Adiya Dixon-Wiggins’ interview and tutorial about the Yubi brushes at the Black Enterprise headquarters below.
From a Buenos Aires spot where greens rule to a ‘house of pig’ in São Paulo, our writer offers a personal selection of affordable restaurants on Latin America’s 50 best list
Elaborate tasting menus and fine dining dominate the annual World’s 50 Best Restaurants list but it’s a different story with the Latin American edition of the awards. The top spot for 2018 did go to Lima’s Maido for the second year running (15-course menu £103), but further down the list there are plenty of restaurants offering great cooking at much more affordable prices. Here are 10 of the tastiest bargains around.
With so many commenters mentioning that they’re doing NaNoWriMo right now (you go, ladies!), I thought a fun discussion for today might be this: What hobbies do you have on your bucket list? As in, “Right now I don’t have time — but ONE day I’d really like to ____ for fun.”
For me, writing a novel is definitely one of my top bucket list hobbies. I kind of have already, if the one I wrote in 6th grade and “finished” with a super-short summary chapter wrapping everything up counts. But I’d love to write a novel as an adult. Nothing too literary, just fun — reach goals for me would be brain candy books like Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (a rewriting of Pride & Prejudice) or The Hating Game or any of Sophie Kinsella’s novels. (Pro tip for those of you trying to edit a novel: The software Scrivener is amazing for trying to deal with a huge quantity of text, particularly moving chunks of it around. I also like to believe it’s how all James Patterson novels get written.)
Other bucket list hobbies of mine that may seem a bit bizarre: growing olives, doing Pilates reformer classes really regularly, learning photography really well, learning another language, writing a movie script, and I don’t know if it counts as a “hobby” or not, but to get really involved at a small level of local government or with a charity (here’s our older advice on how to get on a nonprofit board, as well as our roundup of resources for women running for office).
How about you guys: What’s on your bucket list as far as hobbies are concerned? What’s your TOP bucket list hobby?
Amy Schumer announced Monday night that she is pregnant with her first baby.
The comedian teased the news by posting an image of her and her husband’s Chris Fisher faces photoshopped onto the bodies of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who just announced their own pregnancy last week.
In the caption, Schumer linked to the profile of political reporter Jessica Yellin, and promised “exciting news” ahead. In a video about the upcoming midterm elections in November, Yellin posted a list of Schumer’s 20 recommendations for candidates. The list ended with the words: “I’m pregnant – Amy Schumer”.
Google says it doesn’t plan to comply with a proposed subpoena that would ask the tech giant to hand over names, email addresses, and IP addresses of women who anonymously contributed to a Google Docs spreadsheet highlighting men in the media industry accused of sexual misconduct and other inappropriate professional behavior.
The planned subpoena is outlined in a lawsuit filed this week by one of the accused on the Google doc, known as the Shitty Media Men list. Stephen Elliott filed the federal lawsuit against writer Moira Donegan, who came out as the document’s creator earlier this year. Elliott’s asking Google for the personal information of the list’s anonymous contributors ostensibly so he could sue them, too. Read more…