‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’ offers modern Broadway twist on French diva

The life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt arrives on Broadway in a new play that brings a contemporary twist to her career as an woman who broke the rules of male-dominated theater.


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5 Ways ‘Pac-Man’ Influenced Modern Video Games

In 1980, an odd little game began appearing in arcades, bars, and shopping centers first in Japan, and later the US. The game featured a maze, colorful ghosts, and what looked like a partially-eaten cheese wheel. Unlike anything that had come before it, it took the world by storm and changed the video game industry forever. Even today, video games owe a debt to Pac-Man for breaking ground in so many ways.

The Playable Character


“Woka woka woka woka.”

Although some early computer games did feature crude examples of a playable character, Pac-Man was the first arcade game to utilize the concept, creating a mascot that would become the face of the game. Pac-Man popularized the concept of the player character to the point that the little yellow circle with a mouth became a star in his own right.

Pac-Man showed game designers the true importance of character and helped make the player character a staple of gaming. From Mario to Lara Croft to Master Chief, the best characters help elevate their games from a simple exercise of skill to an immersive world a player can inhabit by proxy.

Power-ups


The hunters become the hunted.

You’re playing Pac-Man for the first time. Five quarters in and you’ve finally managed to survive more than twenty seconds. You make for a corner, scarfing down a power pellet. Suddenly, the colorful ghosts turn blue and run. You chase after them, gobbling up as many as you can. You’ve discovered a new weapon against the ghosts, and more importantly, the first power-up in gaming history.

From med packs to weapons upgrades to flowers that let you shoot fireballs, hardly a game exists that doesn’t in some way allow you to enhance your natural abilities. Power-ups have become as diverse in gaming as they are numerous, and they all owe their existence to Pac-Man.

Cutscenes

Cutscenes, for better or worse, are a staple of gaming. No matter how people may feel about them, they help build the world of the game, adding context and background to the character and the mission. With complex storytelling, talented voice actors, and captivating visuals, the best cutscenes almost outshine the games themselves.

After Level One is cleared, Pac-Man’s titular hero appears minus the maze with Blinky hot on his heels. They both disappear off-screen. Blinky returns seconds later, now blue and being chased by a giant-sized Pac-Man. This brief animation marks the humble beginnings of a format that today has reached a cinematic level of quality and sophistication.

Stealth Play

Until Pac-Man came along, the primary objective of arcade games had been to shoot at as many enemies as you could or to beat your opponent in a sports simulation. Pac-Man, however, defeated his foes not by attacking, but by avoiding them. Pac-Man popularized the concept of stealth in gaming, that hiding from danger can be just as compelling as running from it.

More sophisticated games such as Metal Gear Solid and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell heavily employ Pac-Man’s conflict avoidance strategy, focusing gameplay on eluding the enemy until the right time to strike. Stealth play has become a staple of modern gaming. Though it may not be the primary focus, dozens of games utilize stealth in one form or another, all beginning with a pixelated circle running from ghosts.

Mass Appeal


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Pac-Man is the most popular arcade game of all time, and the little yellow chomper is the most recognizable icon in all of gaming. Creator Toru Iwatani designed Pac-Man to appeal to an audience beyond the typical hardcore gamer, and that it did. Pac-Man became a global phenomenon, spawning books, a cartoon, a top-ten pop song, and hordes of merchandise from breakfast cereals to roller skates.

The “Pac-Man Fever” of the early 80s eventually broke, but Pac-Man never truly faded from pop consciousness. In addition to its own success, Pac-Man brought gaming itself into the mainstream. The industry ever since has produced games marketed to broader audiences in addition to those targeted specifically to serious gamers. Mass appeal games like The Sims, Dance Dance Revolution, and Candy Crush can thank Pac-Man for proving that anyone can enjoy video games.

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 2 on Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People in Health Care

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2018. Tyson is ranked No. 2, along with 11 other leaders, as “disrupters” shaping the future of health care. This is the fifth consecutive year Tyson has been named to the prestigious list.

Tyson is an advocate for reimagining the health care system and its total health model to deliver more affordable, accessible, high-quality care. He also is leading Kaiser Permanente to improve health outcomes by expanding its role to proactively address the social determinants of health — focusing on areas such as gun violence research, mental health and wellness, thriving schools, food insecurity, and affordable housing and homelessness.

“This recognition is a tribute to the more than 216,000 employees and 22,000 physicians who work tirelessly every day to make lives better and improve health in the communities we serve,” Tyson said. “Our strategies are consistent with our legacy of continual innovation that ensures better care, better access and greater affordability. To make a significant difference, we must now go beyond what is traditionally expected of a health care organization, and I’m passionate about how we are extending our reach in new ways to make our members and communities even healthier.”

Two Kaiser Permanente leaders were named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list this year. In addition to Tyson, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, is ranked No. 100.

Now in its 17th year, Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list continues to honor individuals for their leadership and impact in the health care industry.

“Last year was unlike any other in the health care industry, and that is reflected in our unique take for the current list,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “The disrupters on our list aren’t waiting for cues on how to transform the industry. Their leadership is bold, visionary and ripples across the economy.”


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Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Designer Space: Modern & Quirky

 Designer Becky Freeman transforms a home into a family-friendly space.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SPACE’S DESIGN?

BECKY FREEMAN This space was designed for a family with busy teenage kids. The layout is meant to accommodate activities like casual chill time with friends after school, as well as intimate settings for the family to enjoy together.

CHT CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THE OVERALL DESIGN?

BF Although the design was primarily inspired by the family’s love of modern design, the most important feature that they requested was a teenager-friendly interior. The feeling of familiarity needed to be preserved as much as possible and an element of fun was a must. To achieve this I looked to whimsical additions like 3D animal wall décor for the kids’ love of animals as well as introducing lighthearted artwork and patterns in fabrics.

CHT WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT IN THIS SPACE?

BF The Ropes & Wood painted paddles are my favorite design element in the space. They are a dynamic focal point, with a pop of color and understated modern elegance. Modern design is often saturated with monochromatic gray and white tones so the colorful geometric pattern on the paddles offer a fun, bright twist in a sophisticated format. It’s a perfect addition to the clean, Danish inspired design of the home.

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BF They are recent city dwellers from the suburbs who are temporarily renting the space until they find their dream city home. They fell in love with the character of this semi-detached rental home with the amenities that the urban neighborhood provided. – Becky Freeman

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Have you heard of the seven wonders of the world? The Greeks compiled them as the most outstanding sights around the globe. In the years since these wonders were established, many of them have ceased to exist, with the Great Pyramid of Giza the last monument still standing. Luckily, we have some new sights worth seeing that represent the modern age. With the world constantly changing, it was about time we updated the list anyway.

The Roman Colosseum

If you take a vacation to Rome, there’s a good chance you’ll see the Colosseum during your stay. It’s one of the most impressive architectural structures around, even if it’s in a slight state of ruin. Back in its heyday, 50,000 people would sit in the Colosseum to watch the gladiators fight, something that you wouldn’t catch happening there now. While it might not serve the same purpose anymore, though, it’s still a huge inspiration to the design of other amphitheaters around the world.

Machu Picchu

Despite being around since the 1400s, it’s only in the last hundred years or so that locals and tourists have explored the citadel of Machu Picchu. Its location in the Andean mountain range has secluded the spot from the public eye, and also made it difficult to visit. While it might require a bit of effort to get to, though, the trip is more than worth it. You’re not just seeing one structure here but the work of an entire civilization. The granite used to construct their buildings is quite a sight to behold too.

Taj Mahal

It’s the structure that comes to most people’s minds when they think of India. Commissioned by Shah Jahan as a tomb for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the marvelous structure borrows from a variety of different architectural styles, including Turkish and Islamic. Despite being a mausoleum, there’s a lot of beauty to this building that can only be appreciated up close and personal. That’s why millions of people visit Uttar Pradesh to see the sight for themselves every year.

Chichen Itza

The Mayans may not have successfully predicted doomsday back in 2012, but they still have a lot going for them. Their architecture is some of the most compelling around, especially when you see the structures in Chichen Itza. This Mexican city utilizes various architectural styles, potentially because of the diverse population that inhabited Chichen Itza, and is notable for the presence of El Castillo. This pyramidal temple is found at the center of the city and is a structure that many now associate with the Mayan culture.

Petra

Having potentially been around since 9000 BC, Petra is one of the oldest wonders on this list. Established as the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom in the 4th century BC, the Arabian city was famed for its use of water technology that allowed locals to create something of a mini oasis. Out of the rocks have come some of the most impressive structures you’ll ever see, including a monastery and amphitheater that carved with incredible detail. No wonder tourism numbers are starting to increase year on year.

Christ the Redeemer

It’s hard to miss the Christ the Redeemer statue if you’re in Brazil. The 130-foot monument towers over the city of Rio de Janeiro and has become a symbol of Christianity all around the world. It was first built in 1931, thanks to the generous donations of many locals and has stood firm ever since. It requires maintenance work on a relatively regular basis, due to its exposure to erosion, but that doesn’t make it any less of a wonder to behold. Seeing it up close is worth the climb up Corcovado mountain.

Great Wall of China

As the longest manmade structure in the world, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Great Wall of China is one of the sights you need to see. This behemoth stretches for 4,000 miles and was erected to protect the Chinese Empire from invasions, although it’s also used for controlling things like trade and emigration. The wall was first built back in the BC era and lasted for hundreds of years. As each new dynasty took control, changes and improvements were made to strengthen the wall.

With these man made wonders located all over the world, it looks like you’ve got a lot of traveling to do. The airfare will be totally worth it once you get to see these amazing structure for yourself, though.

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For this design board, I wanted to show a classic industrial look with a modern twist.The Splendour Brick Wall wallpaper from Prime Walls creates that “brick on the wall” era look. I choose a chandelier with a rustic, traditional style and a table with a strong industrial feel and then brought in modern chairs, lux fabrics and gold details to give the room an updated style with plenty of sophistication!

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Modern Graphic Meets Flashdance

A new outfit from E of District of Chic, whom we introduced to YLF in November 2016.

This amazing Summer dress outfit is all about combining complementary and contrasting shapes. The asymmetrical hemline on the sleeveless Summer frock creates movement. So do the swirly strokes of the graphic black and white print. These soft swirls juxtapose nicely with the straight geometric lines of the square perforations in E’s fun bucket bag, and the eye-catching rectangular cut-outs on her white mules. The pointy toe nose of the on-trend mules and pointy frame of the retro cat eye sunnies add more sharp lines to the mix. Large resin hoop earrings and a silver bangle add curvy lines. Popping a knotted grey T-shirt over the dress gives the outfit a playful Athleisure meets ‘80s Flashdance touch. A dramatic dark red lip finishes off the look.

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Sasquatchfabrix. FW18 Refines Japanese Heritage With Modern Flair

Sasquatchfabrix. returns for Fall/Winter 2018 with a range dubbed “Kamisabiru,” a phrase that loosely translates as “old goods with an air of majesty” — a blend of shabby and tasteful designs. Living up to its name, the range elevates Japanese heritagewear to contemporary standards, creating kimono-influenced down jackets and juxtaposing yukata coats with bucket hats.

Keeping in line with the brand’s recent releases, “Kamisabiru” filters classic Japanese designs through a modern-day wardrobe, with wearably austere results. Wide-sleeved sweaters, jackets and coats figure alongside loose, cropped pants to create a motif that’s equal parts slouchy and stylish, with Mandarin closures, belted shirts and heritage-inflected prints adding suitably retro flair. Furry coats, blazers, turtlenecks and hoodie-like collar drawstrings aid in distinguishing the goods from vintage clothing, while oversized layering pieces both create playfully disrupted silhouettes and reinforce the comfy styling. Trendy touches update select items, like slit-hem denim, printed hoodies and side-striped track pants, playing well against the range’s more traditional garments.

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Bechara Choucair, MD, Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, Named to Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders’ for 2018

Kaiser Permanente physician leaders Bechara Choucair, MD, and Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, today were named to Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders for 2018.

As chief community health officer, Dr. Choucair, who ranks No. 10 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads Kaiser Permanente’s national community health strategy aimed at improving the health of its members and the 65 million people within the communities it serves. Dr. Choucair recently announced the funding of research that looks at the effects of guns on the health of communities.

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Dr. Isaacs, who ranks No. 15 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads the advancement of clinical quality standards at Kaiser Permanente regions in Northern California and Mid-Atlantic States as CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. He also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, the Oakland-based consortium supporting the work of the eight self-governed, physician-led Permanente Medical Groups. The 22,000 physicians who comprise the Federation provide exclusive care for more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente patients and members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside my colleague Dr. Isaacs and the other extraordinary leaders on this prestigious list,” says Dr. Choucair. “This recognition not only pays tribute the Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses who deliver best-in-class health care every day to our patients, but also it honors our deep and important work to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

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“This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff do every day to deliver exceptional care and service to our patients,” says Dr. Isaacs. “I’m proud to represent their incredible work, and to help showcase Permanente Medicine as the model for how health care should be delivered throughout our country.”

The Modern Healthcare honor recognizes physicians working in all sectors of the health care industry who are steering their organizations and the health care delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. The 2018 Top 50 list also includes industry leaders such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (No. 1), Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy (No. 8), and Sue Desmond-Hellmann (No. 21), CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Isaacs, board certified in otolaryngology, is also actively involved in medical education and has served as a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the UC-Davis School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine and California Northstate University School of Medicine. In his first year leading The Permanente Medical Group, he’s advanced the organization’s clinical quality standards and fostered an environment to help physicians rediscover joy and meaning in medicine.

Dr. Choucair, a family physician by training, holds an MD from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in health care management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Choucair was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health for five years before serving as senior vice president, Safety Net Transformation and Community Health at Trinity Health.

To view the complete Top 50 list, visit the Modern Healthcare site.

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The Modern Twinset

Over the years I’ve talked about the twinset effect you can create by combining two top layers that match perfectly in colour and/or pattern. It’s not the traditional twinset pairing of a pullover and cardigan in exactly the same fabric, colour and pattern, but rather the more unexpected pairing of two other kinds of top. 

Here are some items from my own wardrobe as to illustrate the effect.

Patterned Blouse and Matching Scarf

First, there’s the patterned blouse that can be worn with a scarf in exactly the same pattern (although the fabrics are different). I bought the floral combinations at J.Crew last year and LOVED the set. So I bought a botanical and striped combination in the Netherlands a few months ago and have enjoyed it just as much. The effect is maximally Modern Retro, which appeals to my sartorial preferences.

Double and Triple Layers of the Same Solid Colour

Second, there’s the layering of two or three items in exactly the same solid colour. The collection shows two tops that I interchange with the same topper and scarf for a triple layered effect. The topper can be a cardigan, jacket or coat, and the top any silhouette at all. Sometimes I leave off the topper or scarf to create a double layer with the top.

The yellows look mismatched in the pictures, but they match perfectly in person. The fabrics are different, creating textural interest and outfit depth. Personally, I find the visual effect most effective in a non-neutral, and any non-neutral will work. Pastels, brights, mid-tones, jewel tones, muddy colours or earth tones — it’s all fab.

Both versions of my modern twinset feel fresh and different, create a polished effect, and I very much enjoy wearing them. Granted, combining a patterned blouse with matching scarf is an acquired taste and the sets aren’t easy to find. But a solid, non-neutral version is fairly easy to accomplish.

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‘Ego travel’ – your guide to the narcissistic heart of modern holidaying

Millennials have replaced the sun, sea and sex of the Club 18-30 holiday with Insta-friendly trips featuring toad licking and ayurvedic smoothies. Have you become one of them?

After 50 years of putting the “shag” in Shagaluf, Club 18-30 could be coming to an end. According to Thomas Cook, the tour operator that owns the infamous holiday brand, millennials are more interested in “ego travel” than pairing off with like-minded singles over buckets of cocktails, with their tastes being shaped by what looks good when posted on social media. But what is ego travel – and are you guilty of it? Here is your guide to the narcissistic heart of modern holidaying.

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A new study finds that emojis are a viable alternative to words when it comes to accurately measuring how kids feel about food, products and other experiences. With that discovery, researchers developed an emoji scale that may help companies better test products in non-Western cultures.
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Putting modern portraiture back in the spotlight

To say that Tate Britain’s new blockbuster exhibition All Too Human – Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life is causing a stir, would be an understatement. There’s a major buzz about this new London exhibit, which explores how Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud – as well as Paula Rego, Frank Auerbach and Walter Sickert – captured the intensity of human experience on canvas. Not something that’s all that easy to do.

While the approach and style of the artists featured in this headlining art show differ widely, one thing they all have in common is a fearless approach to representing their subjects. Bold, honest and confronting are three more words we might choose to use. As are textural, tactile and, well, impressive.

A focus of the Art world for quite some time, the build-up to, and launch of, the exhibition has put figurative painting firmly back in the spotlight. Here at artrepublic, we’re no stranger to modern portraiture – and not because we’ve watched Sky’s Portrait Artist of the Year. We’ve long had a stand-out roster of contemporary masters of portraiture, including the likes of Marco Grassi, Ant Carver, Ben Slow and SNIK, each of whom brings something fresh to the table.

Fine art meets graffiti style in the works of Italian artist Marco Grassi, who paints the female form with realistic intensity but aims to draw out identity of his female subjects at the specific moment in which they’re painted. His dedication to figurative painting, and lack of desire to follow trends, results in works that are slightly surreal but deeply evocative. Rather than detract from the figures depicted in his prints, the gold leaf finish that Grassi often favours throw added light on the subject, seeming to bring the portrait itself forward in space.

Similarly colourful, but varying stylistically, you may find the work of Art Carver gracing the walls of East London the work of London… or even in Philadelphia, where he created a large-scale mural of teenage model and Instagram sensation Inka Williams. Taking inspiration from both the New York graffiti scene and more traditional portraiture, Carven has has also cited the likes of Lucien Freud and the YBA’s Jenny Saville as personal favourites.

Although these influences seem contradictory – formal art school realism versus street art’s free-flowing rebellious streak – Carver has merged them successfully to create highly textural portraits, using both spray and oil paint. The prints we have available at artrepublic – such as ‘Serenity’ and ‘Paradise’ – showcase his subjects with a raw, unflinching intensity.

Another fixture of the London street scene, up-and-coming London artist Ben Slow is known for creating distinctive and expressive portraits on canvas – which translate beautifully to silkscreen prints, such as ‘I Didn’t Mean It Like That’ and ‘Of Great Stature.’

Whether he’s bringing fine art to the streets – keeping it local by celebrating characters who have made an impact on their community – or in the studio, layering his main material, ink, with spray paint, stencils and acrylic paint, Slow creates portraits that tell real human stories, and draw empathy for his subjects, both through and beyond the artwork. It’s the eyes that draw you in. Every time.

Last, but by no means least, we at artrepublic are also big fans of celebrated stencil art duo SNIK. No doubt wary of constant references to Banksy every time stencil art is discussed, SNIK are on a mission to prove that stencils can also be used to achieve a high level of realism and detail. Working with different mediums, techniques, paints and varnishes, and painstakingly drawing and cutting multiple layers by hand, the duo create slick, sharp – and almost photo-realistic – images such as ‘Fading Glow.

When you know what goes into each of these artists’ artworks, you can’t help but look at their prints with an whole new layer of respect. We can’t wait to see where they take modern portraiture next, but if you’re a fan of the figurative, you should take it home while you can.

‘All Too Human’ is at Tate Britain until 27 August. Discover Marco Grassi, Ant Carver, Ben Slow and Snik prints to buy online or visit Brighton gallery.

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Modern women give birth lying down because King Louis XIV was a creeper

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Thanks to having 22 children with his wives (and mistresses), King Louis XIV developed a fascination with birth that has lasting influence today.

Up until he entered the scene in the late 1600s women gave birth in most cultures around the world kneeling, squatting, sitting or standing. A bas-relief at the Temple of Esneh in Egypt even depicts Cleopatra giving birth on her knees (surrounded by five female attendants) way back in the BC era.

But although kneeling and squatting worked best for women for all of human history up until Louis’ time, those positions lacked one thing he couldn’t deal with — a view.

“Some scholars claim that the change in birthing position was a perverted caprice of King Louis XIV,” Professor Dundes wrote in the American Journal of Public Health, “Since Louis XIV reportedly enjoyed watching women giving birth, he became frustrated by the obscured view of birth when it occurred on birthing stool.”

He reportedly insisted a “birthing table” be designed, then watched while his mistress gave birth to one of his illegitimate children.

To be fair, it wasn’t just Louis who came up with the idea.

The lithotomy position so many of us have found ourselves in (reclined on a bed, spread eagle, often with feet in stirrups) was promoted by Francois Maurice in his 1668 book The Diseases of Women with Child and in Child-Bed. That title is a clear indication of his line of thinking, as he went on to refer to pregnancy as a “tumor of the Belly” caused by an infant.

He argued that a position reclining or lying down in bed was not only more comfortable for the laboring woman, but more convenient for her doctors.

That being said, it still seems King Louis’ power and resulting influence can be blamed for popularizing giving birth lying down.

“The influence of the King’s policy is unknown, although the behavior of royalty must have affected the populace to some degree,” Professor Dundes wrote. “Louis XIV’s purported demand for change did coincide with the changing of the position and may well have been a contributing influence.”

Who would want to give birth squatting like a peasant rather than lying down like a royal lady? Everyone should be the answer, yet 300 years later many of us (including myself, twice) still labor and deliver on our backs — a position that can narrow the birth canal by up to a third.

Pretty crazy to think a long-dead king with kink may have contributed to those 20+ hour labors I endured. Wish I had known more about this during my pregnancies and not just assumed lying flat on the bed was the way things were done.

Check out more on positions for labor and birth from the BabyCenter Experts.

What position did you give birth in? How’d that come about?

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‘Age of Empires: Definitive Edition’ Restores a Classic for The Modern Age

History waits for no one — and over 20 years after its original release, Age of Empires has received the HD retouching this classic truly deserves.

Following on the footsteps of Age of Empires II HD, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition pulls the origins of the highly influential Age of Empires series into the modern age, with thorough graphical and UI improvements.

For players who’ve been with the series since the beginning, it’s a gorgeous re-rendering of the classic game. For newer players, curious about the origins of the series, it’s an enlightening experience that also showcases the game’s weaknesses compared to modern real-time strategy games.

The Age of Empires series tasks players with developing a civilization from a small, hunter-gatherer society to an expansive Iron Age Empire. The path to success is found by gathering resources, building structures that lead to more advanced technology, and conquering other nations.

The name of the game is micromanaging the development of your nation, and the flow of gameplay has changed little with Age of Empires: Definitive Edition – which will either delight or upset players depending on the experience they may be searching for.

Players can choose between a wide variety of different civilizations: Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, to name a few, and lead their civilization to the heights of a new Golden Age. Each nation state has their own unique perks, but these perks are mostly passive and are rooted in the same playstyle. This welcoming system makes it easy for players to try out different civilizations but might not bring enough customization to players looking for clearer playstyle distinctions.


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition-Town
The Age Of Empires of 2018 is a far cry from the blurred polygons of yesteryear.

The Remastered version of Age of Empires brings a plethora of changes. The graphical style of the game has been updated from the jagged pixel art of 1997 into full 3D models. An ‘attack-move’ feature has been added (units will auto-attack anything in their path while moving), and a ton of balance adjustments paired with the game’s many civilization types.

The biggest game-changing improvement of the Definitive Edition is the increased population limit. This allows more units to be created, civilian or military types, to perform more actions simultaneously.

The game received a significant rework on the sound design as well, with a remastered soundtrack and sound effects. The original Age of Empires soundtrack is regarded as one of the best of the time, and the restoration does it justice. New unit voices were also recorded (a new wololo!).

The cleaner UI makes hopping through menus a breeze. All of these improvements are welcome. But for those purists looking to forgo all these changes, you can enable Classic Mode to play the game in its original 1997 state.

Old Habits Die Hard


Age of Empires: Definitive Edition-Fight
While there’s not much new here, the increased population limit allows players to orchestrate some wonderfully epic battles.

It’s worth noting that while these improvements clean up the Age of Empires experience significantly, the true nuts-and-bolts of the game are unchanged. Some of the archaic elements of the original are still present – including the poor pathfinding on unit commands.

Pathfinding has significantly improved across the real-time strategy genre, and players familiar with modern offerings will immediately notice the lack of polish in this realm. You will need to lead some units by the hand, for nothing is worse than watching your warriors clumsy run into each other, dooming your attack. Sometimes units idling in your base will stand around in the midst of a major attack, and will only react if enemy units get close enough.

There is little true strategy in Age of Empires’ combat – besides fine-tuning your unit grouping, a fight consists of little more than clicking your units into combat and hoping for the best. Chances of success can be improved by carefully tweaking your units as the fight unfolds, but this is a skill that’s learned more through muscle memory and practice, as opposed to learning some grand strategy.

The inclusion of online multiplayer can give Age of Empires: Definitive Edition plenty of life well after you clear the game’s many single player campaigns. However, we found hiccups in the online experience in the handful of matches we played.

Outside of some occasional lag, losing a player can sometimes result in the match completely ending due to minor connection errors. The customizable options of online play can lead to some pretty unique matches, so thankfully a few connection problems don’t deter from the enjoyment of battling other players.

Is ‘Age of Empires: Definitive Edition’ Good?


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It may be simplistic, but this game still oozes charm by the bucketload.

It’s a little unorthodox to see a remaster of the original game after the remaster of its sequel. Age of Empires II HD has been out for nearly five years and is widely considered to be the more well-rounded experience. For this reason alone, a remaster of the original Age of Empires is much more suitable for players of the original experience than newer players. Why should new players go back further than they need to when a widely-acclaimed sequel is already available?

But that being said, there is still something incredibly addictive about the original Age of Empires experience. Once players get settled into their micro-tasking, seeing your civilization blossom from nothing into a sprawling metropolis is magical. The progressions through the different technological ages constantly bring a level of excitement for the use of new technology and units.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a must-play for series vets looking to recapture the nostalgia of their first RTS experience, and well worth a look for new players looking to understand the roots of the RTS genre.

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Fringe Trend: Modern Retro Track Pants

I remember how popular these wide leg and nasty synthetic track pants were back in the ‘70s. Unisex, sporty, and very Adidas. My Dad had a green pair and my brother a blue pair. I wanted a bright red pair with white stripes down the side when I was six or seven years old. Instead I got a blue pair that formed part of my phys-ed capsule for school, and was not impressed.

The Modern Retro track pant has been a fringe trend for five years, and is quite the acquired taste. It’s gaining a bit of momentum with sports brands like Adidas bringing back the look, and mainstream retailers like Anne Taylor incorporating the vibe their own way. 

These athletic pants are beyond body type because they’re baggy with an elastic and drawstring waist, hanging straight without much shape. If you’re curvy on the lower half, you’ll fill them out a little more, but they won’t look structured. Most of the styles are full-length, but some are cropped. Many have studs down the side seams that create interesting slits on the hems.

I think they look too athletic for this leg of my style journey, although I reserve the right to change my mind. I like the idea, and the look on others. I LOVE that they remind me of the ‘70s. I like that they aren’t knitted like joggers and leggings, and have some room. I love them combined with dressy pieces for a Sporty Luxe effect. They look fresh.

Here are three fun ways of styling them with casual and dressy items to create interesting outfit juxtapositions. Choose any colour palette.

LA Casual

Combine retro track pants with a semi-tucked hoodie or tee, denim jacket, and white sneakers. Finish off the look with a structured handbag and some bling.

AMIRI Leather-trimmed Washed-silk Track Pants

Relaxed Tuxedo

Combine retro track pants — cropped or full-length — with a graphic tee and dressy blazer like a tuxedo jacket. Finish off the look with dressy flats or heels, and a structured chain strap bag for glitz. Add a bit of bling. Throw the sneakers back into this combination if you like.

ISABEL MARANT ETOILE Dobbs Striped Knitted Track Pants

Easy Glam

Fashion blogger Veronica from Bittersweet Colours wore retro track pants to perfection fives years ago, the first time we featured her on YLF. She combined them with a relaxed pullover, but the rest of the outfit components were dressy. Formal coat, structured bag, and pretty wedged pumps. A very creative combination and way ahead of the time.

Veronica

Over to you. What do you think of the modern retro track pant? Will you be wearing the look?

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Joyce Slaton

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Cribs are getting cooler all the time, with features formerly reserved for luxury brands now available at easy, sometimes even shockingly reasonable prices: brilliant colors, clear acrylic sides, innovative wood treatments, new shapes like ovals. If your taste runs towards the stylish, but your wallet isn’t necessarily groaning with cash, you may want to consider one of the following lovely options.

1. Ubabub Nifty Clear 3-in-1 Crib: With clear acrylic sides, this design-marvel of a crib will give your nursery a midcentury-modern spin. It coverts to a daybed, and then a toddler bed when your child’s outgrown the crib (the conversion crib is sold separately), and though, granted, it’s on the pricey side, but has the good looks of cribs that run into the $ 2000 range and above. Note that the toddler guard rail that turns the Nifty into a toddler bed isn’t clear — but it does come in walnut and white. (Amazon, $ 900; Ubabub Toddler Bed Conversion Kit for Nifty, Amazon, $ 100)

2. Dream On Me Folding Full Size Convenience Crib: It’s on wheels so you can move it anywhere in the house, and its mattress adjusts to two positions, so it can be used for a baby or a toddler. But the best feature of this crib is that it easily collapses to a flat package that’s a cinch to store, making this aptly named convenience crib very easy to keep in a closet at Grandma’s house, or in the basement for when young family members visit. (Amazon, $ 195-$ 330)

3. Babyletto Hula Oval Convertible Crib: Oval cribs are hot, and until relatively recently, would run you $ 1000 or far more at a specialty shop. But not only is Babyletto’s beautiful Hula a looker, it’s got solid function too. It arrives as a mini bassinet for your newborn (with a bassinet pad for sleep); as your baby grows, it transforms into a full-size crib (still with its oval shape), and then a toddler bed. The conversion kit to turn the kit into a full-size crib and then a toddler bed comes with the Hula, but (downside), the crib requires its own custom mattress, which adds another $ 200 to the price. (Amazon, $ 500-$ 700)

4. Little Seeds Monarch Hill Ivy Metal Crib: With eye-catching arches and spindles that look like they belong on a gingerbread Victorian house, the Ivy has heirloom appeal without the accompanying potential safety hazards of a vintage crib. It comes in colors with modern appeal, too — bronze, pink, grey, and our #1 favorite, gold, ideal for your white-and-gold or pink-and-gold nursery. Like the style? Little Seeds offers a number of other coordinating Monarch Hill pieces for the nursery, including a changing table, bunk bed, dresser, and night table. The Ivy doesn’t transform into another bed style like many other cribs — it’s just a crib, and once your child is able to climb out of it, you’re done using it. (Walmart, $ 170-$ 200).

5. Union 3-in-1 Convertible Crib: Like the Alissa, the Union is simple and comes in extra-cool colors: bright emerald, sunny yellow, subdued gray, and this winter-sky-blue (Union calls it “lagoon”). Adjust the mattress to four different heights as your baby grows, and change the crib to a toddler bed with a rail and then a daybed when you reach that stage. You don’t need anything extra to convert the Union into a daybed, but if you’d like to convert it to a toddler bed, note that the rail for the bed is often sold under the DaVinci name, since Union is a DaVinci brand that’s exclusive to Amazon. Look for the M3899 model number, or just follow our link. Note that the toddler rail isn’t currently available in all the Union’s colors, so you may have to put up with a two-tone effect. (Amazon, $ 110-$ 128; DaVinci Toddler Bed Conversion Kit, Amazon, $ 50)

6. Child Craft Parisian 3-in-1 Convertible Crib: It has a groovy low-slung curving shape and minimalist appeal — plus the Parisian coverts to a toddler bed and a day bed once the crib years are through. You’ll have to buy the toddler rail separately, but since the Parisian takes a standard crib mattress, you can find them for as low as $ 50, making this crib an incredible bargain. The Parisian comes in white, cherry finish, and our favorite, cool grey. (Amazon, $ 161; Child Craft Toddler Guard Rail, Amazon, $ 64)

7. Dream On Me Alissa Convertible 5-in-1 Convertible Crib: The Alissa wound its way into our hearts with its simple style and gorgeous, vivid color choices: nautical navy, dreamy sky blue, beachy coral, and this incredible emerald green. Alissa doesn’t stint on functionality, either, with a mattress that adjusts to 4 heights to fit your quickly growing baby. As befits the “5-in-1” part of its name, the Alissa converts to a toddler bed, a day bed, and then a full-size bed — wait, that’s only 4. The full-size bed can be used with or without a footboard, so Dream On Me’s counting that option. The conversion kit is sold separately in two pieces, as a toddler guard rail and bed frame — and if you go for a non-traditional crib color, you may want to buy the guard rail of the same color at the same time you buy the crib, to prevent having to go with a two-tone look later if you can’t find the right color. Dream on Me doesn’t manufacture its own bed frames so any standard “adjustable bed frame” sold at any retailer will work to convert the Alissa into a full-size bed — and color doesn’t matter, because the frame be hidden beneath your child’s mattress. (Alissa on Amazon, $ 130-$ 170; Dream on Me Universal Toddler Guard Rail, Amazon, $ 50)

8. Sloan Acrylic Convertible Crib: If you love the modern look of clear acrylic-sided cribs (but not the major price tag that comes with them), the Sloan may be what you’ve been looking for. The long sides of the Sloan are made with crystal-clear acrylic slats, with a white wood frame. The whole crib looks kind of like it’s floating on air, and your nursery (and your baby, too!) will quickly take on a styled-for-photos vibe. Unlike the similar Ubabub Nifty, the sold-separately guard rail that changes the Sloan into a toddler bed has clear slats — so you won’t lose the transparent look even when you switch over to the next stage. The Sloan’s conversion power stops at the toddler-bed stage — you can’t turn it into a daybed or full-size bed like some of the other cribs on this list. (Pottery Barn Kids, $ 480; Sloan Acrylic Toddler Bed Conversion Kit, Pottery Barn Kids, $ 111)

9. DaVinci Fairway 4-in-1 Convertible Crib: If “rustic,” “farmhouse,” or “shabby chic” are your design watchwords, you’ll love the weathered finish on DaVinci’s pine wood crib (not to mention the fact that it converts to a toddler bed, a daybed, and then a full-size bed with sold-separately accessories). If you really fall in love with the Fairway crib, you can buy a 3- or 4-drawer matching dresser for your baby’s nursery. DaVinci makes many different crib models, so make sure the accessories you buy are meant for the Fairway, or follow our links. (Buybuybaby, $ 300; DaVinci Toddler Bed Conversion Kit, Amazon, $ 70; DaVinci Hidden Hardware Full Size Bed Conversion Kit, Amazon, $ 82-$ 90)

10. Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 Convertible Crib: With its cool two-tone styling in black and natural wood, the Lolly reminds some of a piano (it’s also available in all white, and white-natural); the slender feet of the Lolly give the crib an airy look, too. For a nice price, the Lolly comes with the conversion kit to turn it into a toddler bed with a safety rail, and then a daybed to tide you over until your child’s ready for a regular bed — it takes a standard-sized crib mattress too; no need to shell out for a custom-made model. (Amazon, $ 400)

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Crystal’s Modern Classic Kitchen Design Board

 

My partner and I are currently in the planning process of our first new home build so dreaming up a custom kitchen is quite a timely assignment! This dream board pulls together some of my favorite’s right now: colorful cabinetry, gold accents and just a touch of whimsy.

The centerpiece of this kitchen is a beautiful island with a white, waterfall countertop and Genova large format porcelain tiles accenting the front for an elegant detail. I choose a wide rail shaker style cabinet door for a clean, modern look in a timeless style and added  satin brass hardware. For the backsplash, I went with a White Malojica Glossy Wall Tile from the Ames Tile Trends Collection that is both subtle and glamorous at the same time.  Flooring is a 8″ x 48″ Brown Wood Porcelain Tile; the dark color brings a rich warmth to the space.

To complete the look, I picked a faucet, light fixture and accessories with gold detailing and interesting details for a look that is both classic and trendy, with plenty of glam.

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With the help of a team of female engineers, Bree McKeen, the founder of Evelyn & Bobbie, has created a wireless, seamless and strapless bra that offers sturdy support.

ThirdLove, a four-year old bra company founded by ex-Googler Heidi Zak, has spent a year designing a bra you can sleep in.

Women with a larger bust might nod in agreement with Dallas Thompson’s ode to the house bra.

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Joy thought that “Why Don’t Pants Go Down All The Way To The Floor Anymore” was funny.

Did you hear about this plea from Zara workers?, asks Krishnidoux.

She also came across this article from last year about a woman who found a dead mouse in the seam of her new Zara dress, which, Krishnidoux adds: “makes you wonder about the fabrication conditions of these clothes.”

Approprio and Laura (rhubarbgirl) report that TJX are doing their best to support their employees in stricken Puerto Rico.

Rachylou found this article about the beginning of fast fashion during the time of Napoleon fascinating.

L’Abeille wanted to share writer Rebecca Christopher’s take on the statement sleeve.

UmmLila thinks there’s lots of food for thought in this NY Times article about Modest Dressing, as a Virtue.

Fashion artist/designer Lauren Rossi, aka The Virtuous Courtesan, makes gorgeous Venetian-inspired period ballgowns (as well as a variety of other period costumes). La Belle Demimondaine encourages us to have a look at this video.

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This grapefruit seltzer cake is a modern twist on 7Up cake

This grapefruit seltzer cake is a modern twist on 7Up cake


This grapefruit seltzer cake is a modern twist on 7Up cake

Here at the HelloGiggles office, we go through way too many cases of sparkling water every week. We didn’t think we could get any more obsessed with the stuff until we discovered this amazing recipe for Pamplemousse LaCroix cake. It’s sweet, pillowy, and totally like eating your favorite drink for dessert.

All you need is a little sugar, flour, and the LaCroix flavor of your choice. We can guarantee that if you bring this cake to a potluck, it’s sure to be the most unique treat there. Nothing makes a cake sparkle quite like sparkling water!

Grapefruit Seltzer Cake

Ingredients:

Cake

1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
2 ½ cups granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. grapefruit zest
5 eggs
2 drops pink gel food coloring
3 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¾ cup grapefruit LaCroix
2 Tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice

Glaze

2 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. fresh grapefruit juice
1 Tbsp. grapefruit LaCroix
2 tsp. grapefruit zest
1 drop pink food coloring
Pink rock candy, for garnish

Recipe:

Cake

1. Beat softened butter with vanilla bean seeds until light and creamy, 3-4 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and grapefruit zest. Gradually add sugar mixture to butter mixture, with the mixer motor on low. Once incorporated, increase speed to medium-high and beat until mixture is light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl when necessary. Add food coloring.
4. Whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In a separate small bowl, combine grapefruit LaCroix and fresh grapefruit juice.
5. Add flour mixture and LaCroix mixture to butter mixture in three parts, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
6. Pour batter into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake for 70-80 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. (Cover with aluminum foil after 1 hour to prevent over-browning).
7. Let cake cool for 30 minutes in pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely for an additional 30 minutes.

Glaze

1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake. Top with crushed pink rock candy, if desired.



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For decades, William Eggleston has been regarded as one of photography’s most uncommonly talented practitioners. Hailed as the father of modern color photography, he is also a gifted painter and graphic artist, and a self-taught whiz as a pianist and a composer. For that matter, he can take a shotgun apart and put it back together as easily as he designs and builds his own stereo speakers. So it is hardly surprising that he is also a mean hand with an epigram.

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Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 3

Rae Holliday of the 2017 BE Modern Men

Did you miss any of our third week of BE Modern Men for 2017? 

This year’s 100 Men of Distinction prove their perseverance, sharing how they’ve turned struggle into success. Our third set of 10 honorees starts with digital guru Rae Holliday and also includes a band director, a sports agent, a Hollywood executive, and a wealth manager.

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Meet ‘The Content Genius’ Rae Holliday

Digital Producer & Editor

“About five years ago I found myself at an awful crossroad. Because of the mismanagement of my personal funds and after being laid off from my last corporate job (ever), I found myself broke and on the brink of homelessness. Weeks away from eviction, I needed to turn things around pretty quickly. With prayer and determination, I used my struggle to propel my motivation to not only never be in that position again, but to inspire others who may be in the midst of a struggle they need help getting out of mentally.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘The Band Man’ Dr. Ishbah Cox

Bands Director & Music Educator

“I grew up in a poor, rural, county school in South Central Alabama. Although my school system lacked educational resources, my community displayed an abundance of love and care for its students. Unfortunately, by my high school graduation, I was not as prepared as I needed to be for my undergraduate experience at Auburn University. My first year of college would have been a disaster if I had not learned how to put my pride aside and ask for help, particularly from others who did not look like me. As a result, I have been empowered by countless advocates and mentors who motivated me to pay it forward with my mentoring and teaching efforts as well.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Meditation’ Quentin Vennie

Wellness Expert

“I was born and raised in a single-parent household on the west side of Baltimore. My father was a heroin addict, and by the time I was 12 I had been shot at and spent more time visiting prisons than most of the people I was close to. Despite spending a lot of time in my old neighborhood in West Baltimore, I went to predominantly white schools in the suburbs of Baltimore County. I experienced racism, discrimination, prejudice, you name it. I was diagnosed with acute anxiety and mild depression when I was 14, and then diagnosed with severe generalized anxiety and panic disorder, and mild to severe major depressive disorder, at 26. I endured a two-year addiction to my anxiety medication, survived an accidental overdose and two failed suicide attempts, but was fortunate to discover a wellness system that saved my life.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Head of Class’ Ian V. Rowe

Chief Executive Officer, Public Prep

“In elementary school, my family moved from Brooklyn to Queens. Our junior high school, which had historically been mostly white, was rapidly becoming mixed. And so a number of the white parents from my school pushed for an annex school to be opened in a nearby neighborhood. My parents presumed the education would be better in that other school, so they were going to send me, too. I remember one Sunday crying and crying to my parents and begging them to keep me in my current school. They ultimately relented. And it was so meaningful. I now had a duty, a responsibility, to do good things in that school. I also remember thinking to myself, “Why should the other school be better? Why should the education suddenly go down in my school just because most of the kids who are going to be left are black?” There’s no doubt that struggle influenced me for the rest of my life—professionally and personally—to create equal opportunity, regardless of the school that one enters, no matter race, income level, or zip code.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘The Agent’ D.J. Fisher

Sports Agent

“What stands out the most is overcoming [when] those that you believe are for you, the ones you expect to support and encourage you, are your worst enemy. I had a select few distant kindred. They weren’t close or even around enough to know who I truly am but always had the most to say. It really took a toll on me. I became distant, quiet, didn’t talk much. I felt as if I didn’t belong. I would skip school to go to the library at the local university. I failed to graduate high school on time. I would find my comfort in reading books on sports and business. In those quiet times, I got to know myself, who I am and my purpose and begin to apply myself and fulfill my purpose from the knowledge I gained. I used all of the negative energy, business knowledge and combined it with my passion for sports. It doesn’t matter who is for you or who is against you. If you trust God and apply yourself, there is nothing in this life that you cannot accomplish.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Public Servant’ Terrance Stroud

Director of the Continued Occupancy Unit, NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development

“When I entered the workforce, like many people I struggled to find my footing. I was not sure of the type of role that would suit me. In the end, mentorship and sponsorship helped me enhance my strengths and reduce my weaknesses. I’ve had great mentors that have empowered me to challenge myself as well as sponsors who’ve played a crucial role in vouching for my talent and abilities, and this has fast-tracked my career and encouraged me to consider and accept new challenges.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Hollywood’ John Gibson

Advisor for Inclusion and Multicultural Outreach, Motion Picture Association of America

“Overcoming bureaucracy and inertia by persuasion and joining with like-minded allies. Asking for forgiveness instead of permission; however, if you’re successful you rarely have to ask for forgiveness.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Social Impact’ Hayling Price

Social Impact Consultant

“Early on I struggled to chart my path as a professional. As a young man of color pursuing a mission-aligned career, I didn’t see many people who looked like me doing the work and was often advised to pursue more lucrative jobs in the private sector. At times I felt like I could have used more encouragement and support for navigating the nonprofit space, but my pursuit of the road less traveled pushed me to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit. That independent streak has led to opportunities I couldn’t have imagined just a few years ago.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Wealth Management’ Justin Binion

Wealth Management, Wells Fargo

“Growing up, my parents were young, hardworking people. Because of the hours they worked I was raised by a ‘village’ that truly cared about my well-being. Although my family wasn’t able to lace me up with the latest pair of Jordans, or always buy me the latest toys when they came out, they gave me the tools for survival and success. They taught me hard work, dedication, humility, and respect—which is the foundation of how I approach life on a daily basis. A major plight in the black community is the lack of financial education, and unfortunately I witnessed this time and time again throughout my life. While working in the sports industry I saw a special on television that highlighted the financial difficulties that athletes have, and it was at that point I decided to switch career paths. I saw an opportunity to be something greater. I didn’t know anything about the wealth management industry, but I knew if I dedicated my time to understanding it, that I could really have a lasting effect on people’s lives.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Footwear’ Andre McDonnell

Founder, It’s From the Sole

“When I began It’s From the Sole, my biggest struggle was having sneakers to provide for the homeless. I began to ask friends and family for their old sneakers. Eventually word spread and  I was overwhelmed with the outreach from the community.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Come celebrate the BE Modern Man 100 Men of Distinction at the first-ever Black Men XCEL Summit, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

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Meet the 2017 BE Modern Men: Week 2

Cornell Belcher of the 2017 BE Modern Men

Did you miss any of our second week of BE Modern Men for 2017? 

This year’s 100 Men of Distinction continue to inspire with their stories, this time sharing the best advice they’ve ever received. Our second set of 10 honorees kicks off with political pollster Cornell Belcher and also includes men who are spreading the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, spreading the Gospel through hip-hop, spreading the joy of reading to children, and spreading a message of hope to the streets.

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Meet ‘The Democracy Disruptor’ Cornell Belcher

Pollster

Best advice: “If you don’t know the answer, simply say you don’t know the answer.” 

Read his full profile here.

 

BE Modern Man John Lewis Bad Ass Vegan John Lewis (Photo by Nicole Kent)

 

Meet ‘The Bad Ass Vegan’ John Lewis

Health Consultant / CEO and founder of Bad Ass Vegan

Best advice: “‘Impossible is just a big word used by small men.’ Meaning nothing is impossible and if you are willing to work for it and grind for it, then it shall be.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘The Christian Hip-Hop DJ’ Tony Simmons

DJ / Radio Personality

Best advice: “There is so much advice that I get because I listen and watch. But one thing that comes to mind is when people show you who they are, believe them.”

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Attorney / Speaker 

Best advice: “Loyalty above all else but honesty.”

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Meet ‘Mr. Theater’ Othell J. Miller

Teacher / Actor

Best advice: “Don’t keep your product or service in the lab forever trying to make it perfect. Put it out and let the market offer feedback on how to refine it.”

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Meet ‘Mr. Real Dads Read’ Kenneth Braswell

Executive Director, Fathers Inc.

Best advice: “The best advice I received was from Coretta Scott King while honoring her at the first annual Black and Latino Achievers Banquet in Albany, New York. While signing one of Dr. King’s children’s books for a friend, she noticed an error in one of the dates for the Selma March. She paused and began to tell me how important it was to protect your name; that it was my responsibility to protect who I am by being a man of integrity, truth, and transparency. That means it is also important to make sure people spell and say your name correctly. She stressed to me that anything out of the context of truth is an inaccurate representation of who I am.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Dope’ Kalan Laws

Professor / Fashion Stylist and Blogger

Best advice: “Let love guide you! My initial understanding of that statement was from a romantic context; however, as I have grown, so has the life of that piece of wisdom. I know now that being guided by love is not meant to be a statement of folly or whimsical emotional decision making, but a statement that requires one to love themselves in a way that reflects honor, intention, and forthrightness, and love others the same.”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Higher Learning’ Dr. Cleamon Moorer Jr.

Dean, College of Business, Baker College 

Best advice: “The best advice that I ever received came from my father: ‘Son, don’t stop on the hill, go all the way to the mountaintop.’”

Read his full profile here.

 

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Meet ‘Mr. Sports & Entertainment’ Jahi Rawlings

Founder and CEO, Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League

Best advice: “Never give up. The tough times prepare you for success.”

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Spoken Word Artist / Dream Director, The Future Project

Best advice: “‘Your gift will make room for you and bring you before great men, keep allowing the Lord to order your steps.’ —Raymond T. Cash” 

Read his full profile here.

 

 

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Modern family: Greece with grown-up kids

A decade after a first family holiday in Greece, Martin Love heads to Paxos – and finds it wonderfully unchanged

The five of us stretched out on yoga mats with our toes pointing towards the sea. Above us the breeze stirred the leaves of the ancient olive trees. “Eímai edó,” intoned Sophie. “In Greek that means, ‘I am here.’” She continued in her gentle voice. “I am here in Paxos. I have arrived. I have moored on this rock surrounded by sea …”

Sophie was training to be a mindfulness teacher. When we lay down I’d have bet my favourite Speedos that we’d soon be in fits of laughter, but not one of us so much as sniggered. We lay in still, neat rows, like sardines, as her soothing words washed over us. After a while, Sophie brought us up from the depths. “I hope you are now at one with this island,” she said. We’d been on Paxos for less than half a day yet I had the giddy sensation I might just chuck it all in and stay here forever.

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3 Questionable Pieces Of Dating Advice From Aziz Ansari’s ‘Modern Romance’

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Aziz Ansari, known to many as the dapper Tom Haverford on “Parks and Recreation,” and known to still more as a brilliant, subversive comedian, wants you to find love. Yes, you. (Don’t worry about him, he’s already found it and it sounds pretty great.)

His new book, Modern Romance, features a zany cover and the opening line “Oh shit!”, but let there be no confusion: This is not exactly a humor book. Aziz explains in the introduction that he’s never had interest in writing a humor book because he “thought stand-up was the best medium for [him].” Instead, he developed an obsession with the modern dating landscape and decided to write a book about that, collaborating with a sociologist Eric Klinenberg to conduct an enormous amount of research on dating and relationships.

Modern Romance compiles numerous anecdotes from his stand-up, their focus groups, and a subreddit they set up, as well as studies and conversations with prominent psychologists and relationship experts. Want to know all about dating these days, plus occasional, weird Photoshopped graphics? This book has that total package.

Aziz doesn’t position this as an advice book, either, but there’s no avoiding a certain degree of prescriptivism when it comes to analyzing what does and doesn’t work in the dating sphere. He points out that research suggests having lengthy online interactions prior to meeting up isn’t helpful, and can waste your time and emotional energy — that seems to be true, and the underlying message is, well, don’t do that.

With that in mind, my skeptical, dating-averse brain began automatically scanning the book for awful advice. I’m hardly qualified to do so, considering the following: I am in a relationship that predated the rise of Tinder; I used OkCupid for roughly a week at a time at six-month intervals during my single years; I once told three guys I was shutting down my OkCupid account in large part because I couldn’t think of a more tactful way to avoid seeing them again (they were so nice!). And then I actually shut down my OkCupid account so I wouldn’t be a liar. I have never been on more than three dates with anyone but my boyfriend, and I never figured out how to get in on the booty-call game. Out of the two of us, Aziz must be more qualified to give relationship advice.

And yet … some of the dating advice in Modern Romance really does seem a bit questionable. Here are the three most ehhhh bits of romantic guidance he offers to the single reader:

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“Participating in novel and exciting activities increases our attraction to people … If I look back on my dating life, I wonder how much better I (and the other person) would have fared if I had done something exciting rather than just get a stupid drink at a local bar.”

Now, sure, being nervous or excited about something else can make you feel more attracted to the person you’re with; Aziz references a famous study involving a sturdy bridge, a rickety bridge and an attractive woman handing out her phone number to men at the end. The men who just faced near-certain death on the perilous rocks below were significantly more likely to give her a ring. “The Bachelor” also has this figured out, which is why every date involves free-falling off a skyscraper or playing with venomous serpents. Afterward, every woman is convinced she adores the man who free-fell with her. That, or her legs are just shaky with pure terror, but who can tell the difference?

Question: So why do all those “Bachelor” couples break up? Seriously though. If your attraction was just misfiring anxiety neurons, what happens when those neurons chill out? Do you have to spend your entire relationship going hang-gliding? He relays a couple anecdotes in which an exciting, unconventional date made an impression or led to a second, but doesn’t say any of them led to true love. Meanwhile, Aziz looks back regretfully on all those “stupid drink[s] at a local bar,” but his first date with the woman he loves was just plain old dinner. (My first date with my boyfriend, full disclosure, was a stupid drink at a local bar.) I bet Aziz’s first date was as thrilling and heart-pounding as my first date was, because sharing a conversation with the right person can be more than enough. Personally I’m kinda glad I filtered out the other people earlier on instead of tricking myself with adrenaline rushes.

You know, unless it has lasting effects. In which case I’m down to handle snakes with my gentleman friend, For Love. It’s worth noting, however, that these studies typically involve single individuals whose attraction to strangers is being observed or rated. In a 2003 study that examined sexual attraction after a roller-coaster ride (wheee!), single riders showed a notable uptick in their ratings of strangers’ photos after the ride, but coupled riders showed no increase in attraction either to photos or to each other. Whomp whomp.

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“So based on these data, the answers are clear: If you are a woman, take a high-angle selfie, with cleavage, while you’re underwater near some buried treasure.”

To be clear, I know Aziz’s tongue is jammed so far up his cheek it’s basically in his ear. That said, he goes into a fair amount of detail about what photos get you more messages on dating sites, suggesting that using the right photos to get more messages is part of being “good” at online dating. For a woman, this means coyly smiling, high-angle selfies, which makes sense, on a basic level. She looks friendly but also a bit mysterious, and the angle tends to be flattering — it emphasizes your eyes and makes your chin seem to taper delicately, creating a more traditionally feminine visual.

Question: But if you’re looking for the right person, not just a person, is attracting higher numbers across the board necessarily the way to go? Women already tend to be flooded with generally distasteful attention on dating sites. Try pre-filtering the shallow dolts by using normal photos, or only using watercolors you’ve painted of your cat, or by mentioning in your profile that you’re a vocal feminist (only if true, of course). In my OkCupid experience, the latter cut down on gross come-ons and allowed me to easily find and meet up with a few really awesome dudes. If I hadn’t gotten tired and quit dating after about six tries, I probably would have met someone perfect!

Men, this may not be as much of a problem for you, but still — do you want all that additional attention from women who wouldn’t notice you if your photo wasn’t quite right? Maybe you do, in which case, take Aziz’s advice. You should really read his book, but here’s a hint: Do not look at the camera.

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“All the psychological principles seem to point to waiting being a strategy that works for singles who are trying to build attraction … When you are texting someone less frequently, you are, in effect, creating a scarcity of you and making yourself more attractive.”

Aziz pulls out a lot of psychological research to explain why people ignoring us makes us want them, and he’s not wrong. We spend time thinking about whether they’re actually into us or not. We wish we had more from them, because we can’t easily get a response from them, let alone time with them. Much like a cute dress we see in the window of a boutique, we obsess over it more when we feel like we can’t afford it — once we buy it, it just sits in our closet like all our other crap. Don’t you want potential romantic partners to obsess over you?

Question: But … all things in moderation, right? You don’t want to deluge a suitor with texts, love letters and DMs before the romance has had a chance to naturally ripen, leaving the poor guy or gal wishing they had the opportunity to miss you occasionally. On the other hand, that stomach-churning obsession over whether he hasn’t texted back because he’s really busy at work or because he met a supermodel in the last 12 hours and is already shopping for her engagement ring isn’t exactly healthy, especially once the romance has become established. It’s a sign of insecurity about your relationship.

So, okay, space out your texts so your message convo doesn’t feel like a frenzied textual Ping-Pong match. But don’t start your relationship off with a pattern of psychological antagonism! A 2013 study about the impact of texting on relationships suggested that while texting to express affection increased relationship quality, texting hurtful things or attempting to resolve issues over text decreased it. Moreover, the authors wrote, “even communication instigated through technology connections may help emerging adults feel that their romantic partners are accessible, responsive, and engaged, or vice-versa.”

Sensing this textual availability from one’s partner, they note, makes one more secure in the relationship and therefore more comfortable exploring beyond it. If your girlfriend is always good about texting you back when she can, then the occasional failure to do so may feel less threatening — your security in the relationship will allow you to assume that the delay isn’t malicious and that you’ll be fine until the response comes. So, make the other person feel secure that you’ll respond! Let them make you feel secure! Be vulnerable! Generally just, I don’t know, act like a sane, nonwithholding person.

So I wasn’t sold by every page of the book. Still, even my deeply cynical, introvert’s brain found most of the insights and tips in Modern Romance to be pretty solid. If you, or your highly eligible son or daughter, are navigating the treacherous waters of dating today, you’ll want to know which parts of people’s online dating profiles are helpful and which are simply leading you astray, for example, and this book has got you covered.

Plus, Aziz has a serious girlfriend now, so he must have figured something out.

So as a bonus, I’ll leave you with my favorite piece of non-questionable dating advice from Modern Romance:

“With so many romantic options, instead of trying to explore them all, make sure you properly invest in people and give them a fair chance before moving on to the next one.”

One date almost never gives us a real shot at getting to know a new person well enough to make a decision about a relationship, but if you feel like there’s another option around every corner, you might not want to “waste” time on a second date with someone who didn’t blow you away. Or, if you’re a socially anxious introvert like me, you might not want to “waste” time on a second date with someone when you could, instead, be at home enjoying a glass of wine and a book with your cat. Aziz points out, “A person may seem just okay, but if you really invest time in the relationship, maybe they’ll be greater than you assume.” Familiarity does tend to lead to warm feelings, and a nonstop merry-go-round of new strangers means no familiarity. Ever!

Aziz also remembers a time when he felt scared about committing to a relationship when he wasn’t yet totally head over heels in love — but he made the decision to dive in and give the budding romance its best shot. Dive into your relationships, treat them like a project shared by you and your partner, and you’re bound to get better results than if you sit back and wait for them to impress you. “Modern romance” notwithstanding, it’s true today as it was for our grandparents. Good call, Aziz.

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Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance will be published June 16 by Penguin Press.

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A. Pensa Modern Movers Receive Tribute & Healthcare Help By Charles Myrick Of ACRX

ACRX Recognition Gallery: American Consultants Rx
http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

Simms White Modern Shoe Cabinet

Simms White Modern Shoe Cabinet


Stash your shoes stylishly in our Simms Shoe Cabinet. This modern shoe storage solution was designed with a low profile, svelte size as to fit neatly against a wall in a hallway, mud room, or entryway. Two storage compartments each fit six pairs of shoes comfortably for a total of approximately twelve shoe slots, which varies depending upon your shoes’ sizes. The unit is made in Malaysia with an engineered wood frame, white paper veneer finish, plastic door supports, and silver plastic legs. The Simms Shoe Cabinet requires assembly and should be dry dusted. Separately offered is the Simms Cabinet in dark brown.Dimensions: 33″H x 31″ W x 9″ D. Internal space for each drawer: one at 27″ W x8.5″ D x9″ H, other drawer at 27″ Wx 8.5″ D x7″ HHFeatures:Engineered wood frameWhite paper veneerTwo shoe cabinet doors; each holds six pairs for an approximate total capacity of twelve pairsSilver plastic legs and plastic door hardwareAssembly requiredMade in MalaysiaWipe clean with a dry cloth
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King Cotton in Modern America

King Cotton in Modern America


King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how “cotton culture” was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various and often conflicting segments to make the commodity a viable part of the greater American economy. The industry faced new challenges, particularly the rise of foreign competition in production and the increase of man-made fibers in the consumer market.Modernization and efficiency became key elements for cotton planters. The expansion of cotton- growing areas into the Far West after 1945 enabled American growers to compete in the world market. Internal dissension developed between the traditional cotton growing regions in the South and the new areas in the West, particularly over the USDA cotton allotment program. Mechanization had profound social and economic impacts. Through music and literature, and with special emphasis placed on the meaning of cotton to African Americans in the lore of Memphis’s Beale Street, blues music, and African American migration off the land, author D. Clayton Brown carries cotton’s story to the present.

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Willis's Price Current: A Catalogue Of Superior Second Hand Books Ancient And Modern … To Which Are Added A List Of New

Willis's Price Current: A Catalogue Of Superior Second Hand Books Ancient And Modern … To Which Are Added A List Of New


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Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Diet and Fitness: Retro Diet and Fitness Tips for Modern Girls

Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Diet and Fitness: Retro Diet and Fitness Tips for Modern Girls


An illustrated guide to women?s diet and fitness regimes during the 1920s-?50s, with an emphasis on the eating and exercise routines of Hollywood stars ? from Clara Bow to Brigitte Bardot.
In the days before Botox, power cleanses and spin classes, women''s fitness and beauty regimes pursued a very different ideal. The emphasis was on classic glamor and a fuller, womanly body shape, and between the 1920s and 1950s women everywhere looked to Hollywood''s most stylish and iconic beauties for inspiration.

Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Diet and Fitness reveals exactly what went into creating the looks made famous by the likes of Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly, detailing the eating habits, exercise routines, and style tips that helped usher in a golden age of silver-screen sophistication ? and still inspire us today.

Packed with beautiful photographs and vintage imagery, this book is an entertaining and accessible look at our timeless pursuit of the body beautiful.
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Modern Bride Honeymoons and Weddings Away: The Complete Guide to Planning Your Romantic Trip Ever

Modern Bride Honeymoons and Weddings Away: The Complete Guide to Planning Your Romantic Trip Ever


New – The travel editor for Modern Bride–America’s most trusted source for helping couples make their wedding and honeymoon dreams come true–shares her years of expertise in honeymoon planning. Bain provides couples with vital information on cruises, foreign travel, packages, staying within a budget–even how to get married at their honeymoon destination.

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Urbane: 99003T – TALL URBANESWEET MODERN SLIM FIT PANT

Urbane: 99003T – TALL URBANESWEET MODERN SLIM FIT PANT


A Tall pant with real panache. Soft rib knit sets into woven full elastic waistband with drawcord tie. Two front top applied button-through pockets. One cargo pocket. Two pintuck detail back pockets. Modern fit for slim silhouette. Boot cut leg with three-inch vents. 52% cotton/45% polyester/3% spandex suppron twill. XS-XL (33in tall inseam)
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622 Penelope/Luxury Modern Bedroom Combo – Queen Size

622 Penelope/Luxury Modern Bedroom Combo – Queen Size


This bedroom set offers an elegant blend of traditional elements with modern simplicity of lines that produces a unique and rich flair perfect for any contemporary bedroom. The set includes platform bed, two nightstands, dresser and a mirror. The optional chaise, bench and full-lengths floor mirror can be added for your convenience. The set oozes a luxurious Hollywood chic that you can bring and enjoy in your own private haven.Collection: Dupen Furniture, SpainDimensions: Penelope Queen Size Bed: 65″W x 83″D x 54″HLuxury Nighstand: 20″W x 15″D x 15″HLuxury Dresser: 59″W x 19″D x 30″HLuxury Mirror: 39″W x 1″D x 31.5″HPenelope King Size Bed: 82″W x 83″D x 54″HWeight: Penelope Queen Size Bed: 300 lbs.Luxury Nighstand: 28 lbs.Luxury Dresser: 193 lbs.Luxury Mirror: 22 lbs.Penelope King Size Bed: 323 lbs.
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Modern Kamasutra

Modern Kamasutra


Modern Kamasutra one of the most exclusively created visual intense graphics book on the sensual love and exotic romance poses of KamaSutra with a modern touch. This book comes with 120+ poses that will take you & your partner into a journey of PLEASURE & TRANQUILITY! Kamasutra is an old tradition, very rich and fulfilling in many respects and now it is being referenced by some experts to be medically as the father and mother of all the sexual health & fitness for couples around the world. Today probably only 10% of the various Kamasutra positions are explored by couples around the world. This book helps educating Partners/Couples all across the world on the 150+ positions that goes beyond the traditional Kamasutra into the modern look of Kamasutra – this book is your TRUE Educational Guide, Companion & Reference handbook! Each position speaks about how couples across the world who are practicing their choice of Kamasutra positions may significantly help them to stay physically, mentally and emotionally fit + healthy! This book comes with 120+ (with topmost upgrade) cute and romantic graphics. Tips & Descriptions on top of each graphics, helps you with helpful insights! Truly the most unique app that has the most cutest but one of the most modern graphics to guide all adult couple’s love and romance life! It has the most unique modern touch keeping in mind the modern adult couples who want to get inspired. YOUR MOST ULTIMATE COUPLES EDUCATION GUIDE (Reference Book) FEATURING: · Sensual, Exotic, Cutest & Romantic Graphics · 120+ Positions  · Detailed Description of each graphics · TIPS on each graphics

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Urbane: 99003P – PETITE URBANESWEET MODERN SLIM FIT PANT

Urbane: 99003P – PETITE URBANESWEET MODERN SLIM FIT PANT


A Petite pant with real panache. Soft rib knit sets into woven full elastic waistband with drawcord tie. Two front top applied button-through pockets. One cargo pocket. Two pintuck detail back pockets. Modern fit for slim silhouette. Boot cut leg with three-inch vents. 52% cotton/45% polyester/3% spandex suppron twill. XS-2X (28 1/2in petite inseam)
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Mange Tout: Bistro Cooking with a Modern Twist

Mange Tout: Bistro Cooking with a Modern Twist


Beetroot Ravioli, Sour & Spicy Wet Roast Pork Belly with Pickled Cabbage–French bistro food is reinvented using fresh ingredients, simple flavors, and bold combinationsBruno Loubet’s cooking is sublime and unique, drawing on the classics of the French bistro menu but each dish is given a modern twist. This collection is inspired by his own upbringing and travels, and combines the traditional and familiar with ideas and ingredients taken from around the world. With dishes including Whole Artichoke Bake with Goats’ Cheese, Slow-Baked Onions in their Skins with Cheddar & Sage, Stilton Fritters with Pear and Sour Honey, Sweet Soy Braised Beef Cheeks with Mango Salad, Crepes Suzette with a Touch of Cardamom, and Grand Marnier Eclairs, Bruno offers a delicious mix of accessible and aspirational, all delivered with a dash of Gallic flair. Includes metric measures.

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Simms Dark Brown Modern Shoe Cabinet

Simms Dark Brown Modern Shoe Cabinet


Stash your shoes stylishly in our Simms Shoe Cabinet. This modern shoe storage solution was designed with a low profile, svelte size as to fit neatly against a wall in a hallway, mud room, or entryway. Three storage compartments each fit six pairs of shoes comfortably for a total of approximately eighteen shoe slots, which varies depending upon your shoes sizes. The unit is made in Malaysia with an engineered wood frame, dark brown faux wood grain paper veneer finish, plastic door supports, and silver plastic legs. The Simms Shoe Cabinet requires assembly and should be dry dusted. Other sizes and colors are also offered (sold separately). Dimensions: 52.6 inches high x 31.2 inches wide x 9.1 inches deep. Upper shelf: 3.25 inches high x 26 inches wide x 12.3 inches deep, Lower shelf : 4.5 inches high x 26 inches wide x 12.3 inches deep.
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Trendy Modern Design Wooden Jewelry Holder in Black Color

Trendy Modern Design Wooden Jewelry Holder in Black Color


If you have an exquisite collection of jewelry and are looking for an ideal storage then your search ends right here. This Trendy Modern Design Wooden jewelry Holder is a beautiful piece of art designed specially to keep your jewels safe. It is available in the black color which will highlight your jewelry perfectly. It is ideal for storing your delicate accessories and will prevent any breaking or tangling. It will blend in with the decor of your bedroom well and will gracefully occupy its place of pride. It is a wonderful gifting option for a lady who loves her jewelry more than anything. It is made from high quality wood and is originated in China. It comes with a dimension of 37″ H x 6″ W x 6″ D.
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Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World


New – From majestic ‘Celtic’ crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity abound in contemporary culture. In jewelry, souvenirs, tattoos, and even graphic novels and massive public murals, Irishness is depicted in its most medieval gar

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Healthy Running Step by Step: Modern Methods for Injury-Free Running, Injury Prevention, and Rehab

Healthy Running Step by Step: Modern Methods for Injury-Free Running, Injury Prevention, and Rehab


Don’t let an old injury keep you from enjoying races, morning runs, or attaining fitness goals. In the first part of “Healthy Running Step by Step, “authors Robert Forster, PT and Roy M. Wallack recommend the best training based on your fitness goals, including strength training, cross training, sprints, yoga, and rest. Part two goes a step further from other books by addressing the most modern methods of treatment–including current studies on the amount of rest required, new and controversial surgical operations and injections, the newest and most effective gear, and barefoot/minimalist running as a form of healing. If you are recovering from an injury or want to prevent becoming injured in the first place, “Healthy Running Step by Step” is a must-have guide.

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Modern Diesel Technology: Diesel Engines

Modern Diesel Technology: Diesel Engines


MODERN DIESEL TECHNOLOGY: DIESEL ENGINES, Second Edition, provides a thorough, reader-friendly introduction to diesel engine theory, construction, operation, and service. Combining a simple, straightforward writing style, ample illustrations, and step-by-step instruction, this trusted guide helps aspiring technicians develop the knowledge and skills they need to service modern, computer-controlled diesel engines. The book provides an overview of essential topics such as shop safety, tools and equipment, engine construction and operation, major engine systems, and general service and repair concepts. Dedicated chapters then explore engine, fuel, and vehicle computer control subsystems, as well as diesel emissions. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest technology, trends, and techniques–including current NATEF standards–the Second Edition provides an accurate, up-to-date introduction to modern diesel engines and a solid foundation for professional success.

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The Art of Bobbin Lace Supplement – A Practical Text Book of Workmanship in Antique and Modern Bobbin Laces

The Art of Bobbin Lace Supplement – A Practical Text Book of Workmanship in Antique and Modern Bobbin Laces


New – SUPPLEMENT to THE ART OF BOBBIN LACE. PREFACE: To meet the needs of all those who have felt desirous of widening their knowledge of Lace-making beyond the first volume, we have given in this Supplement a collection of exquisite novelties in various Bobbin Laces Antique and Modern suitable for advanced pupils of the craft. The thirty-eight specimens illustrated, which introduce many rare and beautiful stitches, include a Fan, Opera Bag, pair of Babys Shoes, Table Centre and Afternoon Tea Cl

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37*18*27cm Modern Coffee PU Women’s Tote Handbag

37*18*27cm Modern Coffee PU Women’s Tote Handbag


The modern coffee PU women’s tote handbag is famous for its fashionable but little concise design.On one hand?? brown makes people remember the cool cowboy style??while the two straps make the handbag be used as a beautiful messenger bag.On the other hand??the already set bottom of the handbag makes it not easy to distort.In addition??the elegant design of the internal structure as the picture shows is the highlight of the tote handbag??while the modest colour makes it easy to match with your formal and informal clothes.Thus??it is a good choice for you. Category: / Bags / Satchel Bags

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