Joyner Lucas ft. Logic “ISIS,” Bun B & Statik Selektah ft. Jovaine “Moving Mountains” & More | Daily Visuals 5.23.19

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It seems like just yesterday Joyner Lucas and Logic were involved in some unnecessary animosity with one another but it seems like that chapter’s been closed as the two reunite for some new visuals.

Linking up for the video to “ISIS,” Lucas and Logic become brothers in arms as they rile up the camouflage clad troops who seem ready to roll into battle wherever duty may call. Maybe Lucas and company are ready to take on the Alt-Right.

Back in Brooklyn Statik Selektah rolls out the welcome mat to Bun B where he drops OG bars from a rooftop for the Jovaine assisted quick clip to “Moving Mountains.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Jay Park & Hit Boy, Lil Tecca, and more.

JOYNER LUCAS FT. LOGIC – “ISIS”

BUN B & STATIK SELEKTAH FT. JOVANIE – “MOVING MOUNTAINS”

JAY PARK & HIT-BOY – “K-TOWN”

LIL TECCA – “RANSOM”

STEVO THE WEIRDO – “SO COLD”

NOVELISS – “TRAVELING MAN”

MIR FONTANE – “WHAT I DO FREESTYLE”

Z MONEY – “WEALTHY”

ARIANO – “WHEN YOU NEED ME”

TWIZZMATIC & BODEGA BROWN – “FLIP”

EMAN8 FT. KID QUILL – “IOU”

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How Cricket Has Become More Than Just a Game For Hong Kong’s Filipina Domestic Helpers

It’s 7:00 a.m. and Cherry Octaviano’s workday is about to begin. There’s breakfast to be made—fruit, juice, sandwiches and eggs—and a round of cleaning to be done before she wakes everyone up. She dusts the study and sweeps the floors before gently getting the household out of bed.

Around the same time, in an apartment elsewhere in the city, Jennifer Alumbro is preparing school lunches before dropping the kids off at the bus stop. On her return, she gives the kitchen a quick wipe down before cleaning the bathroom.

This is what most mornings look like for Octaviano, 35, and Alumbro, 30, both Filipina domestic helpers in Hong Kong. But come Sunday, they turn their attention from spotless dishes and sparkling floors to batting practice and fielding strategies. It’s their weekly day off and they spend it doing something very few Filipinas do: playing cricket.

Alumbro and Octaviano are members of the SCC Divas, a female team made up entirely of migrant domestic helpers from the Philippines. It’s certainly the first such cricket team in Hong Kong. Quite probably, it’s the only one of its kind in the world.

It isn’t unusual that cricket is played in Hong Kongthe former British colony’s connection with the sport goes back to 1841. But it is interesting how the Divas have taken with such devotion to a sport that, until recently, was completely alien to them—and indeed to most people who did not grow up in one of the Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries that are cricket’s heartlands, such as England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa, the West Indies, and New Zealand.

Cricket has never caught on in the Philippines, despite first being played in Manila in 1914. Until about 15 years ago, the game was only played socially, and haphazardly, by a smattering of expats from Commonwealth countries. Though there are now structured leagues supported by the Philippine Cricket Association in and around the capital Manila, the sport is still far from popular, especially with the Filipino population.

Not so in Hong Kong, where the Divas are helping cricket spread among the city’s Filipino workers. The game is proving to be a welcome diversion for a hardworking community for whom life is often difficult.

While most families in Hong Kong are law-abiding employers and often form warm relations with their helpers, emotional and sometimes physical abuse are occupational hazards. One of the most shocking instances was the 2013 case of a young Indonesian domestic worker, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, who was starved and tortured by her employer for months. More common is the kind of pettiness that sees a helper’s pay docked for transgressions like using a heater.

Working and living conditions can be challenging, too. Since local laws deem that helpers must live with employers, they have little or no privacy and are constantly on call, working long, tiring days. Given the premium on space in Hong Kong’s overcrowded and exorbitantly priced housing market, many are forced to sleep in substandard conditions when the day’s chores are finally done—making their beds in bathrooms, on balconies, or under racks of drying clothes in corridors.

In these circumstances, cricket is more than just a sport for the helpers. It’s a ready-made family and cultivates a sense of pride. “People say we’re just cleaners and nannies,” Alumbro tells TIME. “We are doing our best to change that. We are more than that.”

In their own, small way the Divas are also part of a growing wave of women’s cricket. Women’s games now draw sizeable crowds and television viewers. One estimate suggests that close to 180 million people tuned in to the 2017 Women’s World Cup, with the 26,500 capacity crowd at London’s hallowed Lord’s cricket ground the largest ever for a women’s final.

‘We’d had enough of playing softball’

Team captain Josie Arimas was the driving force behind the Divas’ formation in 2017. Arimas, 50, a former softball player in the Philippines, was introduced to cricket in 2015 and spent two years playing with a Hong Kong team before deciding to form her own squad. She received enough interest from fellow Filipinas to go ahead with her plan.

“We’d had enough of playing softball; it was boring. Cricket was a new sport,” Arimas says.

She found an ally in Animesh Kulkarni, an Indian businessman and cricket fanatic, who brought the team under the aegis of his Subcont Cricket Club (SCC) and became its manager.

Kulkarni, 58, is one of the many South Asian expats around the world who help cricket grow. His love for the game, what he terms keeda (a colloquial Hindi term for an obsession), has seen him become a mainstay of the Hong Kong cricket scene since he moved to the city in the early 1990s.

“I had a stroke about 15 years ago and couldn’t move my left arm, but it’s that keeda that gave me the willpower to work to raise my hand for the umpire signals,” Kulkarni says.

Despite most of the team having never played cricket before, they quickly found their feet, bringing to cricket skills and athleticism honed in local softball and baseball leagues. Although many softball and baseball fans profess to be baffled by cricket’s rules, the sports have a great deal in common. They are all explosive games, full of tension, in which quiet moments are shattered by sudden bouts of frantic activity. Strategy, nuance and cunning are essential to victory, and an entire day’s play can hang on the subtle turn of a ball.

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Kamakshi Ayyar The SCC Divas in action against a local cricket team at Po Kong Village Road Park, Hong Kong, on April 28, 2019

Coach Najeeb Amar, 48, who used to train the Hong Kong women’s team, tells TIME that he just needed to “fine-tune” the existing skills that the Divas had acquired elsewhere and adapt them to a new sport. But he has to work within the challenging schedules of his team, who have only one day off a week, usually a Sunday—and even then, demanding bosses can curtail the day at either end. Some employers insist that their helpers be home by a certain time. Others won’t let them out until a couple of chores have been done.

“They have to walk the dog before leaving home,” Octaviano says of some team members who find it tough to show up to 8:00 a.m. training.

The Divas face such circumstances with cheerful resilience. Their games at the Po Kong Village Road cricket ground are part sports fixture, part picnic, with loud conversations and laughter over trays of noodles and coolers filled with drinks. The bonds between them are evidently close. The players call their captain Ate Josie, using the Tagalog term for “older sister.”

The Divas give Alumbro something to look forward to during the domestic drudgery of the working week. “We might be bruised from our games, but on Monday we’re already discussing the next match,” she says, “Each game gives us the motivation to do better next time.”

Such motivation has seen them top Hong Kong’s Development League—a tournament for amateur women cricketers—two years running. That success in turn has generated enough interest among the migrant worker community for the establishment of a second team, the SCC Pinay.

Now they’re aiming to move up to more competitive leagues. In December some of the Divas also hope to take their talents back to the Philippines, where there are proposals to organize an international cricket series with a Philippines national women’s team competing against countries from the region. Kulkarni said some members of the Divas will likely be trying out for the national squad.

It’s a long way from worrying about clean countertops and laundry loads, and a big step for players who hadn’t heard of the sport until two years ago. Arimas is hopeful. “Maybe one day some of us can play for the Philippines,” she says.

Even if they don’t make the squad, each and every one of the Divas is already a winner. “I don’t play just for me,” says Alumbro, summing up the Divas’ ethos. “I play for all of us, because my victory is also their victory.”

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As previously reported, luxury brand group LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has announced the launch of Fenty Maison, a new fashion house from singer and make-up mogul Rihanna.

The 31-year-old singer has made history for being the first woman to create an original brand at the famed luxury group. Fenty Maison is set to be a Paris-based collection of ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories, and is expected to debut in the spring of 2019, PEOPLE reports.

“Everybody knows Rihanna as a wonderful singer, but through our partnership at Fenty Beauty, I discovered a true entrepreneur, a real C.E.O. and a terrific leader,” LVMH’s chairman Bernard Arnault said in the statement. “She naturally finds her full place within LVMH. To support Rihanna to start up the Fenty Maison, we have built a talented and multicultural team supported by the Group resources. I am proud that LVMH is leading this venture and wish it will be a great success.”

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson told viewers on Tuesday night that immigrants have been “plundering” America’s wealth for decades and more “are coming” to bleed the country dry.

Claiming that “functioning societies don’t operate like this,” the conservative primetime star declared that American leaders don’t want to enforce the laws and “defend our nation” because they are “decadent and narcissistic.”

“That’s obvious and the rest of the world knows it,” Carlson said. “The American piñata has been getting pummeled for decades and now it has finally come apart. Our national wealth is up for grabs by whomever gets here first, and they are coming.”

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Today in Movie Culture: How to Write a ‘John Wick’ Movie, the Secrets of Dog Acting and More

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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum topped the box office over the weekend, performing even better than expected. Do all the fans of this franchise know the backstory of the John Wick movies? Learn everything about the action series’ origins, influences, and more in this video from Looper:

 

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Your HelloGiggles horoscope, May 19th to May 25th: We’re about to get a lot more sensual

This week is fun and communicative. With a brand new Gemini season beginning on May 21st, we are gaining in speed and lightness, and the mood is overall much more youthful and free.

It’s a great time to make new friends, start new activities, and change your lifestyle. The energy is sensual and lavish; we are seeking to make ourselves feel good and we’re feeling social and ready to bloom in this spring season.

Love affairs are highlighted this week: the air is passionate yet secure, we aren’t frantic, just excited enough, just secure enough thanks to grounding Taurus season.

Check out your weekly horoscope per sun sign below, and don’t forget to check your rising sign if you know it.

ARIES

Aries, this week is all about relationships. It’s a good time to do some shopping, try something new, or go on a date in an unusual place or with someone different from your usual style. Don’t be scared to stray off your usual path!

TAURUS

Money manifestor is your name this week! You have a lot of energy to dedicate to improving your life, and it’s going to pay off. Keep your head up and pursue your dreams; if you can focus on channelling your creativity this week, you can expect sweet surprises.

GEMINI

You are at a time of deep introspection, Gemini, and this week is no different. You want to be out and about, but the focus should be getting to know yourself better as opposed to getting to know others. You could have some interesting encounters online this week, though, so keep an eye open.

CANCER

You have been hard at work for the last weeks, and now it’s starting to pay off. Keep faith and keep working hard like you have been—rewards are just around the corner.

LEO

This week is a bit challenging for you, Leo. It seems like people around you are as stubborn as you are, and you might need to compromise this week if you want the energy to remain sweet. Time to learn some flexibility—should you show good efforts, things will smooth out for you.

VIRGO

The inner work you have been doing for the last weeks is paying off, and now it’s time to collect the rewards. You may feel like a new person—your mindset is shifting, you feel better able to be present, and you’re more able to feel joyful and positive.

LIBRA

This week is preparing you for a brand new way of relating, Libra. Whether a new relationship enters your life or not, now is a time to break free of previous relationship patterns.

SCORPIO

You are enjoying a time of popularity at work, so it’s a good time to start over with your coworkers, bosses, and clients. This week is offering you the possibility of redefining yourself and rebuilding relationships, at work and otherwise.

SAGITTARIUS

You have been focusing on expressing yourself and your creativity lately, Sagittarius, and this week you’ll be asked to start channelling this fire energy into a proper discipline. Your creativity is great, but do you have a plan to achieve your goals, with steps, commitments, and a routine? Now is the time to focus on setting this up.

CAPRICORN

This week is a rather introverted time for you. Well, when isn’t? But this week particularly you’re asked to bond with your family, bond with yourself, and nourish yourself with self-love and time off. Work could feel draining this week, so give yourself a break and show compassion for yourself.

AQUARIUS

You could receive unexpected sums of money or streams of income this week. It’s also a good time to get rid of gigs and possessions that are cluttering your time and space. Your creativity is off the charts this week, so follow your intuition and pursue ideas that are close to your heart.

PISCES

Pisces, it’s a good time for you financially—you might receive unexpected money, or perhaps get a new job/leave your current job unexpectedly. It’s all going to serve you, and you might see why next week.

For more astrology and forecasts from me, check out my website.

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Much More Than a Blow-Dry: Women Reveal How They Really Feel About Their Hair

Courtesy Rohina Hoffman

Neurologist-turned-photographer Rohina Hoffman knows the power of a hairdo.

At 7, her hair was chopped to a short “boy’s haircut,” and she was devastated. “The trauma of losing control of my identity has stayed with me my entire life,” Hoffman writes in the introduction to her book, Hair Stories.

In photographing and interviewing dozens of women about their own experiences with their hair, Hoffman discovered the seemingly endless roles hair plays—as a cloak of comfort, a statement of creativity, a link to faith, or a badge of honor.

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Today in Movie Culture: Taron Egerton and Elton John ‘Rocketman’ Duet at Cannes, ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ Director Commentary and More

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How to feel more at home when you’re at a hotel


You’re either a hotel type of person or not. Some find staying in hotel rooms uncomfortable, mostly finding it hard to relax and unwind in an unfamiliar room. Whereas for others, it can be an exciting experience, almost like a haven for you to get the best night sleep you’ve had in ages.

It’s no surprise that some people find hotel-living a difficult thing because living out of a suitcase can be a bit of a tiresome chore. Even if you’re in the most beautiful paradise location, sometimes you can never feel truly settled. Homesickness can sink in, and all you’ll be longing for is the comfort of your own room, in your own home.

Well if you’re that type of person, here’s some of our best tips and tricks in giving your hotel room that touch of home comfort.

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Unpack and get organized

Rule number one – unpack your suitcase! A lot of people fail even to remove the contents of their luggage and place them into the storage provided – but this is a necessity if you want to feel genuinely comfortable.

Sanitize

If you’re a bit of an OCD clean freak that’s stressing about the cleanliness of your room, then first things first – sanitize! Always, ALWAYS check the bed sheets…and possibly bring along some sprays and cleaners to go over main areas, i.e. floorings, bathrooms, etc. Plus, sanitizing wipes are great for going over surfaces, remotes, door knobs, phones that kind of thing.

Bring some candles along

If you love your candles, then why not bring along your favorite smelling candle from home to fill the room with a relaxing ambiance. If you struggle to relax in a hotel, then candles are a fantastic way to destress your worries and get into a healthier positive mindset.

Prepare the iPad

Hotel TV can be a bit limited, and the screen is more than often in an awkward place – some don’t even have one! So if you’re a bit of a night-owl and like to unwind in front of the telly watching one of your shows, then bringing along your iPad can make a big difference to your hotel room stay.

Bring your favorite treats

Most of the time, hotel refreshments just don’t cut it. If the minibar isn’t up to scratch, it’s always nice to bring along some of your favorite goods – this could be a couple of mini bottles for a well-deserved nightcap, or. one of your favorite night time teas or morning coffees. Everyone knows having your favorite beverage and snack for the morning time is an essential.

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Remember the right toiletries

It’s also necessary to bring all of the right toiletries too. Go through your daily getting-ready regime properly, and make sure you don’t forget any fundamentals to ensure your morning runs as smoothly as it would at home. Forgetting your particular shampoo, skincare care and dentist care can be all it takes to annoy you in the morning time.

Whatever the reason, no stay at a hotel should be a challenging experience. In fact, it should be the total opposite -a pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable break from home. You are ultimately paying a price for your stay, so follow our tips and make the most of it!

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New study says processed foods make us crave more calories

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What is healthy when it comes to food? That’s a question that many people struggle to answer on a daily basis around the world. How much sugar, fat, carbs, and salt our bodies need has been the topic of debate for, well, pretty much forever, and constantly-shifting nutritional guidelines aren’t making things any easier to understand.

Calories are, of course, the biggest factor in how much weight a person loses or gains, but how we get those calories can vary dramatically from person to person. Now, a new study suggests that eating so-called “ultra-processed” foods may be fueling the obesity epidemic and contributing to overeating across the board.

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It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a video where the A$ AP Mob get together to form like Megazord (Wu-Tang Clan reserved the Voltron metaphor for themselves decades ago) but today fans get the next best thing as the groups two most well known artists get together for a new joint.

Hopping on a DMX “Where My Dogs At” sampled track, A$ AP Ferg and A$ AP Rocky put it down at an underground jam with an audience as diverse as can be in their visual for “Pups.”

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DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a Dallas man previously arrested in the death of an 81-year-old woman killed at least six other elderly women whose jewelry and other valuables he stole.

Kim Leach, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney’s office, says 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir (CHEH-meer-meer) was indicted Tuesday on six more counts of capital murder.

Chemirmir has been in custody since March 2018 in the death of the 81-year-old. Police said at the time that investigators were reviewing about 750 unattended deaths of elderly women for possible links.

Authorities say he posed as a health care provider or maintenance worker to gain access to the women’s apartments and rob them.

His attorney, Phillip Hayes, says this week’s charges were a surprise and he hasn’t had time to review them.

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The More You Know: Anyone Can Have PTSD. In Fact, You May Have It Right Now.

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The first time I thought that I may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, I was on the phone weeping to my mother about my period.

Just a few months prior, I’d experienced a miscarriage. It was my first pregnancy, one that I was overjoyed about. I was elated to the point where I was walking around the baby section in Target, beaming at my thoughts for the near future.

When things didn’t work out as I’d hoped, I was heartbroken, but life had to go on. I opted to miscarry naturally, a process I read online could last a few weeks. Unfortunately for me, the process lasted three months. I bled every day, had contractions that I feared, and sobbed on the toilet while looking down at my reality. For three months, I was held captive to my pain, not fully able to let go of the sadness because my body wouldn’t hurry up and let go of the fetus. When it finally did, I tried my best to be strong, but I realized that so many things ended up being a trigger, a reminder of the grief I’d experienced. I found myself speed walking past that same baby aisle in Target to keep myself from acknowledging the shame I was feeling. When I finally stopped bleeding, and then my menstrual cycle began a few weeks later, I started bawling. I was mentally exhausted and tired of seeing red. I couldn’t do it, even for just a few more days. Sitting on the toilet for too long reminded me of late nights I spent bent over, trying to find any sort of relief. Seeing babies reminded me of what I felt I was missing out on. Before I knew it, I was breaking down in tears on the phone with my mother, telling her that I felt like I had PTSD. At the same time though, I assumed I was being overdramatic. “People who have PTSD have been to wars, seen murders and survived attacks,” I would think to myself. I had experienced something that was sad, but common. I couldn’t be suffering from symptoms of something so serious, right?

According to New York metro area-based mental health professional Cindy Bowers, MA, LMHC, I very well could.

“Symptoms of PTSD can be prompted by any experience, direct or indirect, that is perceived to be traumatic,” she said. “Some examples of experiences that can contribute to symptoms of PTSD consist of witnessing or experiencing accidents and assaults, witnessing death or experiencing near-death events, military combat, significant loss of family members, home, employment and natural disasters.”

Those symptoms, according to Bowers, run the gamut. They can include thinking of your trauma to the point where you struggle to sleep, dealing with a strong sense of fear, avoiding things that can remind you of what you’ve been through, and having bodily reactions to memories of your disturbing experience. Such symptoms, whether one or a few, usually occur for at least a month.

“Following exposure to a traumatic event, one may experience symptoms such as intrusive, involuntary or distressing memories of the event, flashbacks, dreams and night terrors, sleep disturbance, memory loss, persistent negative thoughts and emotions associated with anger, shame and horror,” she said. “They may feel detached from their surroundings, exhibit self-destructive behaviors, avoidance of anything that is reminiscent of the event, and having other psychological or physiological reactions to the event.”

After finding myself an emotional wreck once again, I called my mom. She implored me to seek out a counselor to share my feelings with. While she could hear me out during my breakdowns, she was worried that she wasn’t saying the right things that could truly provide me with the support I needed. I was hesitant about the idea at first, but I couldn’t deny that I just needed someone to truly talk to. Bowers says that those who struggle with dark memories of trauma need to seek professional help. There are many options, including social workers, mental health clinicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners who are experienced in treating PTSD.

“It is imperative for our community to be educated regarding the many forms in which post-traumatic stress disorder can impact them regardless of race, age, class, or socioeconomic status. Such knowledge equips us to access the readily available resources, such as community mental health clinics, private therapy and non-profit associations that provide linkage to PTSD resources, to get assistance,” she said. “It can also help people who feel they are impacted by symptoms of PTSD to have normalized conversations about their experience and reduce mental health stigma, particularly within the African-American community.”

However one chooses to go about dealing with the disorder, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Per the National Alliance for Mental Health, PTSD is something impacting 8 million Americans. Sadly, in addition, Black people have a higher chance of being impacted by violent crimes, which can trigger symptoms of PTSD.

Aside from seeking professional help, and contacting crisis hotlines when you need immediate help (such as The National Alliance of Mental Illness Helpline and National Alliance on Mental Illness), there are things you can do on your own to obtain some peace. With social media especially providing a lot of triggers for people, it’s important to also know how to cope through self-care by tuning and logging out.

“People can take a self-care approach to PTSD, particularly in the social media age, by limiting their exposure to trauma on social media, TV, or the radio,” she said. “There may be ways to set parameters to this content. Some people also take social media and other related breaks or cleanses periodically.”

“It’s also recommended to engage in a grounding activity,” Bowers added. “That can include a deep breathing exercise, a counting exercise in which one may count backwards from a particular number to de-escalate heightened feelings of anxiety, fear or anger, meditation, describing one’s surroundings to focus on the present, or having an object handy that symbolizes safety. Examples of those things can be furry objects, stress balls, a picture of someone or something significant, and having domesticated animals. Journaling can also be effective.”

I’ve done a little bit of everything to ground myself when I’m feeling emotionally overwhelmed by my memories. I log off of social media sometimes, or I use it to help me by searching for things that are humorous. I also do deep breathing in moments where people ask me triggering questions about my plans for parenthood. Nothing has helped more though than seeking out a counselor, whom I see biweekly.

All of these measures haven’t completely helped me to move on from what’s happened and not look back, but they’ve given me the strength to no longer be consumed by it all. More than a year after the beginning of that traumatic episode, I’m grateful to be where I am at now, because it’s far from where I used to be.

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More than the ‘baby blues’

Veronica Monroy was elated after the birth of her daughter. “She was beautiful, and I was happy, really happy,” she recalled.

But 2 months later, Veronica noticed a change. “I was really sad all the time, and I didn’t feel like getting dressed,” she said. “It really scared me.”

Adding to her unhappiness were feelings of shame and embarrassment.

Monroy turned to her doctor for help. She was diagnosed with perinatal depression and began seeing a therapist, participating in a support group for new moms, and taking medication. Soon, she began to feel like herself again.

“I’m very thankful for all the support I received from my therapist and my doctor,” she said. “Knowing that they really cared for me — that helped me a lot.”

Support for mom and baby

Twelve to 20% of mothers experience depression before or after the birth of a child, but many health care providers don’t screen for the condition.

“It affects not only the woman herself, in terms of her well-being and ability to function, but also the child,” said Tracy Flanagan, MD, director of women’s health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

Through the Perinatal Depression Screening Program, all pregnant members are screened before and after their baby’s birth. If the woman is diagnosed with depression, her obstetrician connects her with treatment and support.

“Women in my support group go from feeling like, ‘There’s something really wrong with me — I’m defective’ to feeling like ‘I’m a capable mom who is providing for my baby and family in a positive way,’” said Cosette Taillac, LCSW, strategic leader for mental health and wellness.

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While the World Welcomes Meghan’s Royal Baby: Here Are 6 More Royal Black Women Around the World

It’s a boy! Meghan Markle has delivered a baby boy, according to several news reports. Markle, whose official title is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex since her marriage to Prince Harry, has been a daily topic in media and among royal family watchers.

According to CNN “the baby will be seventh in line to the British throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, and his three children and Prince Harry.”

Markle is the product of a white father and black mother—a social worker who lives in the mostly African American L.A. suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills (incidentally, one of the wealthiest black suburbs in the country).

It’s been a constant source of buzz—the first woman of color to become part of the British royal family. Yet, there are other black women royalnistas around the globe:

 

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

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Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein and Princess Angela of Liechtenstein (Pinterest)

Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.

 

 

Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco

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de Massy is married to Christian Louis Baron de Massy who is Prince Rainier of Monaco’s nephew. The fashionable beauty of Caribbean descent is a prominent fixture among the who’s who of Monaco’s social scene and is also involved in philanthropy, serving as president of Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo, a charitable organization in Monaco.

 

Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland

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The first of 30 children of King Mswati III of Swaziland, this princess is more than a pretty face, speaking out to raise awareness on issues such as AIDS and poverty that affect her country. With interests in the arts, this 30-year-old studied drama at the University of Biola in California and was featured in publications as one of the top hottest young royals.

 

 

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

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A former model, spokesperson, and actress, Omilana adds brains to beauty as a businesswoman. The Inglewood, California, native started Wonderful Brand, a multifaceted business incorporating fashion, television, and web, with her husband, Kunle, a Nigerian prince. Known as the “Pantene Girl,” Omilana is cited as the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials.

 

Countess Mary Von Habsburg of Austria

 

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Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg and Countess Mary Von Habsburg (Pinterest)

Habsburg, a native of Sudan, is the wife of Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg of Austria. The couple wed in August 1999, hosting their ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, and have three children, all born in Nairobi. Their marriage was seen as controversial among the public and in royal circles, because of her class as a commoner and her ethnic background; but the head of the Habsburg royal family, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, reportedly declared all Habsburg marriages “equal.”

 

Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda)

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Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, this regal woman married King Kabaka Mutebi II in 1999, after a career working in various U.S. sectors including public relations, international nonprofits, and healthcare and human services. A graduate of New York University and New York Institute of Technology, the queen also advocates for public service, having worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and has worked as a consultant to bring resources to Uganda’s entrepreneurs and the business community.

—Editors’ Note: This article has been updated from its original publish date of April 28, 2011

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Our 14 Best Vintage Buys – Thrift Store Clothing & More

If you’re a regular reader of the Gentleman’s Gazette, I’m sure you’re aware of how much we adore anything vintage related to menswear. We decided to share with you our top vintage items that are definitely worth every penny.

Vintage DB navy overcoat, brown corduroy, tan shoes, burnt orange and gray scarf from Fort Belvedere
DB navy overcoat, brown corduroy, tan shoes, burnt orange and gray scarf from Fort Belvedere

Overcoats

Raphael has a paletot, a double-breasted British warm, fur coats and all of them are vintage. They were really inexpensive and really warm and he was often complimented when he wore one of them. Preston echoes that sentiment, as well. He has two colors; one is a camel hair color, the other one is navy. He got them both in second-hand shops for a fraction of the price of what you would get for a new overcoat so they were both really steals. They’re both longer than typical overcoats you would find today and that keeps you warmer.

Vintage Rolex Watch
Vintage Rolex Watch

Watches

Vintage watches can be an excellent find but it comes with a caveat. You have to know what you’re looking for and also in terms of making sure that the watch can actually run, you can get it repaired if you go to a competent watchmaker but you have to consider several factors when buying a vintage watch. The number one thing most people underestimate is maintenance. Just having a watch cleaned costs you $ 250, at the minimum. If you go to the official Rolex dealer, it’s $ 700, maybe even over $ 1000. So if you buy this watch that is cheap but doesn’t run, it may end up costing you a lot just for repairs.

Sven Raphael's ring collection
Sven Raphael’s ring collection

Rings & Jewelry

Raphael loves rings while Preston, on the other hand, simply did not get in the habit of wearing them. As for cufflinks, you can find a lot of it, even on eBay. So if you know what to look for and the pictures are good, you can find all kinds of vintage jewelry for just a couple of dollars. The story and personality behind each vintage jewelry make it all the more interesting. Plus, It’s going to cost you a fraction of what you would pay for a brand new one.

China & Silverware

First of all, most people don’t want to have it anymore and rather than eating out of plain IKEA plates, it’s nice to have beautiful China. They are rather inexpensive; you can get gold plated edges for the price of an IKEA plate or even less. Having statement pieces like that is not only fun; if you happen to have company, you can actually break out some awesome vintage China that you’ve got and your guests are going to think it’s that much more special too. You don’t have to go for those earlier Victorian styles; there are those with a mid-century modern feel as well.

Vintage Ties
Vintage Ties

Ties

Preston got a few of his vintage ties with micropatterns from Goodwill for only a dollar or two. Luckily, for him, his relatives and friends had some great vintage ties that were given to him. So, if you know who to talk to, you can get them for free! Raphael got most of his ties from Goodwill and he used them for inspiration to design Fort Belvedere ties. One little tip here, just pay attention, oftentimes, they’re stained or they have moth holes. If you go to a vintage store, they charge you $ 20 for a tie and sometimes, that’s not worth it because the thread is coming apart. So definitely make sure to inspect it. Also, tie it because vintage ties are often a lot shorter so they may not work for you.

Vintage waistcoat
Vintage waistcoat

Waistcoats/Vests

Especially in England, you find them a lot. What’s great with odd vests is that you could probably get them resized fairly easily, you don’t even have to worry about sleeve length which is a big plus! They usually have adjusters in the back so you can easily put them on. You just have to cover your waistband, basically, and they’re just a great way to change the look of your suit or your sport coats and some people even wear them without a jacket.

A traditional Chesterfield in a modern space
A traditional Chesterfield in a modern space

Furniture

A lot of the furniture that Raphael and his wife got is vintage or semi-vintage. They bought a Chesterfield sofa from Craigslist from Phoenix and had it shipped over and at the end, it cost them 15% of what a new sofa would have cost in the area. So not only was it a bargain but it actually fit better into the style of their home decor. The same is true for rugs. A lot of people now don’t like rugs and you can find some patterns at IKEA or like Big Box stores but there are really cool Persian rugs, sometimes for $ 300. They help dampen the sound, keep your room easier to walk on, the temperatures more comfortable, and overall, they can look good if it’s part of your style.

Decor & Lighting

Raphael is also fond of vintage paintings, lightings, and chandeliers. A gilded bronze chandelier, which sells for a few hundred dollars, will stand the test of time while a cheap light from Home Depot, will cost you the same but it’s made of a composite material that will just age very poorly.

Antique show in Brimfield
Antique show in Brimfield

Brimfield Flea Market Finds

If you are into vintage at all, the best place to go to is a flea market called Brimfield in Massachusetts. It is ginormous! There are hundreds of vendors. Raphael went there with his wife for a whole week and they would go every day and still didn’t manage to cover the entire market. You can find super cheap stuff, super expensive stuff, very unique stuff, clothes, jewelry tweed jackets, and it’s just overall a fantastic experience.

Vintage Hats
Vintage Hats

Hats

A great thing about vintage hats is the quality of the felt and they have a lot more colors. Hat bands can easily be replaced with your color of choice if you know a local hatter. By doing so, it changes the look of your hat entirely. The other thing to consider is most of them have these leather sweatbands inside. You could always exchange them and put in new ones. If you want that 1930s Fedora style, on eBay, that can be really pricey because that’s super popular. Other hats, on the other hand, are a lot less.

Just so long as you can pay attention to the pictures if you’re shopping online or just doing a thorough check if it’s in person, make sure that it’s in good condition and you’ll get a lot of use out of it. If you go with a bowler hat or a top hat, you have to try them on because they’re in a stiff shape so if the hat is size 60 or 7 1/2 and that’s what you usually have, it may still not fit and you get a really bad headache if you wear them because they just push on your brain.

Vintage English madder silk bow tieVintage English madder silk bow tie
Vintage English madder silk bow tie

Bow Ties & Pocket Squares

Raphael is also a fan of vintage bow ties and pocket squares. He once went to an Estate sale in Minneapolis and he stumbled upon a rich collection of bow ties from Paul Stewart that were printed in England. If you go to Google Maps or just look elsewhere, even word-of-mouth, find some of those little hole-in-the-wall establishments that you might not normally look for, they might have some great finds especially if they’ve got something like a bargain basement.

full canvas vintage rowing blazer made in England with red knit tie by Fort Belvedere
full canvas vintage rowing blazer made in England with red knit tie by Fort Belvedere

Jackets & Suits

A vintage suit often has interesting details, silhouettes, styling, and on top of that, it has the advantage of a heavier fabric that just drapes better more naturally so even if it doesn’t fit 100%, it looks very neat. They are usually made of hard-wearing fabrics compared to the modern suits produced today. So if you are a fan of thin and flimsy suits, maybe vintage is not ideal for you.

Preston in Warm Weather Black Tie
Preston in Warm Weather Black Tie

Evening Wear

Back in the day, people had more use for those garments so you see a greater variety of tuxedos, dinner jackets, and tailcoats.

What do you think of our selection? Share with us your favorite vintage items in the comments section below!


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New Star Wars trilogy begins in three years: Disney revealed its known slate of movies for the next eight years, with dates slotted for Marvel, Avatar and Star Wars installments. The last of these franchises will kick off a whole new trilogy in December 2022 with the other two installments alternating with Avatar sequels in the same month through 2027 [via Variety].

 

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New Study Shows Married Women Do More Housework Than Single Moms

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One might assume having some assistance around the house may help moms have more time for work, rest or leisure, but unfortunately having a partner does not mean you have an extra set of hands to assist with chores.

A new study from sociologists at the University of Maryland, University of Texas, and University of Southern California found that married women end up doing more housework than single moms, Fortune reports.

Why? Put simply, men aren’t helping.

“Married mothers increase housework in part to meet expectations about home-cooked meals, clean clothes, and well-kept houses—behavior integral to contemporary definitions of appropriate behavior for wives and mothers,” authors Joanna Pepin, Liana C. Sayer, and Lynne M. Casper wrote in the study.

Even though people preach equality professionally, that sense of equal stake in the household hasn’t translated into our personal lives.

“Marriage remains a gendered institution that ratchets up the demand for housework and childcare through essentialist beliefs that women are naturally focused on home and hearth,” the authors write, leaving women drowning in housework over rest or sleep.

“The research is really showing that men are not necessarily contributing in ways that are bringing about equality in the home,” author Pepin of UT-Austin told Fortune.

It’s important to point out that sharing chores actually increases the sex lives and health of a couple’s relationship. A 2002 study found that “a division of household labor perceived to be fair ensures that partners feel respected while carrying out the tasks of daily life,” family ecology professor at the University of Alberta, Matt Johnson, explained in the research.

“Completing housework may or may not be enjoyable, but knowing that a partner is pulling his weight prevents anger and bitterness, creating more fertile ground in which a (satisfying) sexual encounter may occur.”

So it’s not just about who is in the house, it’s the contributions of that partner that help to create a healthy family environment, otherwise, your mate is just another person to take care of.

“Our findings suggest that it is not just an additional pair of hands that is important,” the authors write, “To whom those hands belong also matters.”

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Easter Eggs, the Science of the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Timeline and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Easter Eggs, the Science of the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Timeline and More

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Photo Flash: Newbies From HADESTOWN, THE PROM And More Celebrate Broadway Debuts At Feinstein’s/54 Below

On Monday, May 6th, Feinstein’s54 Below celebrated the 2018-2019season’s amazing and landmark Broadway debuts for the second yeawith Another Opening, Another Debut
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Siemens To Spin Off Its Gas And Power Unit, Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs

Siemens AG (SIEGY.PK, SMAWF.PK) said it would spin off its Gas and Power business, cut about 10,400 jobs and create about 20,500 new jobs by 2023. The company will create new major player on the energy market with business volume of 30 billion euros and over 80,000 employees through spinoff of Gas and Power, and transfer of the company’s stake in renewable energies company SGRE stake.
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‘Lucifer’ star Tom Ellis is ‘delighted’ to be back, baring more butt

When Fox canceled “Lucifer” in May 2018, the decision was hellish for series star Tom Ellis. “I didn’t expect it to happen, and when it did I was gutted,” says Ellis, who plays Lucifer Morningstar, a k a the Devil/fallen angel now spending time on Earth as a nightclub owner and LAPD consultant. “I really…
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Two journalists from Reuters — who had been detained in Myanmar after reporting about the killing of Muslim men in western Rakhine State — were released from prison on Tuesday local time. Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had been convicted in September of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act and sentenced to…
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Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,’ Big ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Questions and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,’ Big ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Questions and More

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Pokémon: Detective Pikachu comes out this Friday, and moviegoers who aren’t well-versed in the Pokémon world may want to familiarize themselves with Pikachus, Psyducks and especially Mewtwo before heading to the theater. Going one step further, Kyle Hill of Because Science is here to explain the science behind the Mewtwo’s creation:

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U.S. Factory Orders Rebound More Than Expected In March

A report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday showed new orders for U.S. manufactured goods jumped by more than expected in the month of March amid a substantial rebound in orders for transportation equipment.
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Vodafone presses Germany for more help in broadband rollout: Welt am Sonntag

Vodafone wants the German government to facilitate the rollout of ultrafast fiber broadband connections to homes and businesses by investing in the “last mile” of networks, the company’s Germany chief was quoted saying.


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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Long Shot’ Director Commentary, the Science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and More

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Long Shot, a romantic comedy starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, is now in theaters and receiving excellent reviews. For the New York Times in promotion of the new movie, director Jonathan Levine shares a scene in which the main characters fall for each other and offers voiceover commentary on the making of this memorable moment:

 

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Scouted: This Mother’s Day, Get Real and Update Your Mom’s Tech, From Wearables to Doorbells and More

Mother’s Day gifts are hard to figure out unless you stop and consider all the way you could take your mom’s tech to the next level. From what’s in her home to what’s on her person, there are many products that are affordable, functional, and stylish and that will help her in the modern age.

Google and Amazon Smart Home Assistants, $ 29 to $ 100: Whether her home leans Amazon or Google, it’s high time you invested in your mom’s ability to utilize the best smart assistants have to offer. And with increasing competition between the two smart device behemoths Amazon and Google, you’ve got competitive and similar pricing, both of them reducing prices on all the devices. While a $ 100 full-sized Google Home or Amazon Echo is a great deal, you can certainly start her off with a more affordable $ 30 Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot.

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The Week in Movie News: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Casts More Super Villains, First ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Trailer and more

The Week in Movie News: ‘The Suicide Squad’ Casts More Super Villains, First ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Trailer and more

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The Suicide Squad casted for Polka-Dot Man and Ratcatcher: DC’s Suicide Squad follow-up is filling out its ensemble for the titular super villain team-up. Variety reported that Portuguese actress Daniela Melchior has joined the cast of as Batman nemesis Ratcatcher, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man actor David Dastmalchian will play the character Polka-Dot Man. Read everything…

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Global Roundup 5/3 – JEROME ROBBINS’ BROADWAY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT AND MORE!

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Today in Movie Culture: How to Make the MCU’s Avengers-inspired Ice Cream Flavors, Kelly Clarkson’s ‘UglyDolls’ Music Video and More

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Movie Food of the Day:

Before going to see Avengers: Endgame (or after, or both), you likely caught up with or revisited Avengers: Infinity War. Did you come away wishing the fictional Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors from the movie were real? Well, thanks to the latest edition of Binging with Babish, you can learn how to make your own batches of “Stark-raving Hazelnuts” and…

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BWW Exclusive: Listen to ‘The Smartphone Hour’ from BE MORE CHILL Broadway Cast Recording!

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming tomorrow, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. Starting today, Friday, April 26, customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the single ‘More Than Survive.’ The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall.
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More young people, especially girls, are attempting suicide by poisoning, study says

The rate of suicide attempts by poisoning among young people in the United States has more than doubled in the past decade and more than tripled for girls and young women, according to a study published Wednesday.


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Struggling Subway closed more than 1,000 restaurants in 2018

Struggling fast food franchise Subway closed more than double the number of restaurants in 2018 than it had forecast, the company revealed in a regulatory filing. An annual financial disclosure statement filed in Wisconsin Monday says a net 1,108 restaurants closed nationally in 2018. Subway had forecast that about 500 would close, according to media…
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U.S. Pending Home Sales Jump Much More Than Expected In March

A report released by the National Association of Realtors on Tuesday showed pending home sales in the U.S. jumped by much more than expected in the month of March. NAR said its pending home sales index surged up by 3.8 percent.
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This Father of 5 Needs More Space. Here’s How He’s Fixing His Bad Credit

This California couple is running out of room for their growing family.

Matsimela McMorris and his wife, Stacey Reid, just welcomed their fifth child into the world — a baby daughter. That’s making their two-bedroom apartment even more crowded. And their Mazda5 minivan is a six-seater, which is a problem for a family of seven.

McMorris, 33, works as a school bus driver in Anaheim. Reid works at Dollar Tree. They’re on a tight budget, but they’ve got financial goals.

They want to buy a home and a used Dodge Durango, a seven-seater. To make that happen, McMorris knows he’ll have to work on his credit.

A Solution for Poor Credit

Until recently, his credit score was pretty low. On a scale of 300 to 850, it was 461. Unless he raised it, he’d end up paying sky-high interest rates on an auto loan or a mortgage.

That’s why he’s using Credit Sesame, a free credit-monitoring app that helps people to fix their own credit. 60% of Credit Sesame members see an increase in their credit score; 50% see at least a 10-point increase, and 20% see at least a 50-point increase after 180 days.

Right off the bat, the app sent McMorris a free “credit report card,” along with personalized recommendations for better managing his credit.

One suggestion made a big difference right away. McMorris hadn’t been able to get a credit card because his credit was so poor.

“Discover had turned me down,” he recalled.

This was a big problem for him because, to improve your credit, you must be able to show that you can wisely handle the credit you already have.

Credit Sesame recommended an option he hadn’t thought of before. He applied for a secured credit card — a card backed by his own cash.

He put a small deposit down as collateral, and Capital One sent him a credit card with a limit that was the same amount as his deposit. The bank essentially used his deposit as a line of credit.

This is a good way to rebuild if you have damaged credit. The secured credit card started reporting his payments and balances to credit bureaus.

After only a month or two, he noticed that his credit score had gone up by 52 points.

“Then it became an addiction,” McMorris recalled. “I was like, ‘What else can I do to raise my credit?’ It was kind of like a video game.”

Targeting Those Problem Areas

The challenge was on. Next on his target list were some old, unpaid bills that were hanging around on his credit report, darkening up the place like unpleasant memories.

He took care of an old Sprint cell phone bill. There was also an ambulance bill for thousands of dollars, dating from the time he broke his leg while chasing a thief through a commuter train station.

“Some kid just snatched my phone out of my hand,” he says. “I was chasing him, and he jumped down some stairs. I thought, ‘I’m athletic; I can do the same thing.’”

He couldn’t really pay the ambulance bill, so he reached out to the credit bureau.

“It was so old, they just deleted it,” he says.

Boosting His Credit Score 163 Points

By doing all these things, McMorris was able to raise his credit score by 163 points — all the way to 624. He did it in just a few months, he says. He’s still got a ways to go before he gets to where he wants to be financially, but he’s on his way.

His favorite thing about using Credit Sesame is its personalization. Based on his situation, it suggests concrete steps he can take to manage his credit better.

These are suggestions that apply directly to his life.

He and his wife are still eyeing that Dodge Durango, and they’re still hoping to buy a home at some point — even if they have to leave high-priced California to do it. He’s got to get his family of seven out of their two-bedroom apartment.

“It’s a little cramped,” says McMorris, with a rueful chuckle. “We’ve definitely got to get something bigger.”

That’s why he’s still checking Credit Sesame regularly. It updates his credit report once a month.

“It’s definitely a helpful tool to have,” he said.

If your credit isn’t as good as you’d like, check out Credit Sesame for yourself to see what you could do differently.

Credit Sesame does not guarantee any of these results, and some may even see a decrease in their credit score. Any score improvement is the result of many factors, including paying bills on time, keeping credit balances low, avoiding unnecessary inquiries, appropriate financial planning and developing better credit habits.

Mike Brassfield (mike@thepennyhoarder.com) is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. His credit could be better, and he’s working on it.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Today in Movie Culture: Everything You Missed in ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ How ‘Blade’ Led to the MCU and More

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More than half quarantined by LA universities are cleared

More than half of the nearly 800 students, faculty and staff members who were quarantined following exposure to the measles virus at two Los Angeles universities have been cleared to resume their normal activities
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Tell Me More | Episode 26: Krystina Alabado on Joining “Mean Girls” Family, Keeping Gas Pedal Down on her Career

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Sage Therapeutics, the maker of the drug, now hopes to address another major challenge: The public's misconception about mental health.
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Patriots Get a Non-Lefty Punter, Why Gettleman Couldn’t Wait on Daniel Jones, More NFL Draft Notes

Also, Christion Abercrombie’s connection with D’Andre Walker, the Ravens’ plans for QB Trace McSorley, what Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were doing on Jan. 7, 2019 and more from Day 3 of the NFL draft.

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Bond 25’ Cast and Plot Revealed, First ‘Gemini Man’ Trailer and More

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Bond 25 plot revealed: As production on the next James Bond movie kicks off, the cast was officially confirmed to include Rami Malek as the villain plus Captain Marvel’s Lashanna Lynch while Phoebe Waller-Bridge was also confirmed as a co-writer. Also, an official plot synopsis revealed 007’s latest mission involves the rescue of a kidnapped scientist. Read more about the movie,…

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Joe Biden Raised More First-Day Contributions Than All His Democratic Rivals

Joe Biden raised $ 6.3 million in the 24 hours since announcing his presidential campaign, a haul that topped all of his rivals in the Democratic race.

The former vice president’s campaign said Friday that more than 96,000 people sent money with an average contribution amount of $ 41. Of those who contributed online, 97 percent gave less than $ 200.

Most of the top candidates have been touting their first-day contributions as a show of their support from voters. The biggest previous totals came from former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who totaled $ 6.1 million, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who took in $ 5.9 million.

After months of preparation and speculation, Biden formally announced his campaign Thursday and started out with a lead in most polls, followed closely by Sanders. First-day fundraising has become an important benchmark for the top tier candidates. Biden’s total may help quiet doubters in the party who questioned his ability to raise money and sustain his front-runner status over the 10 months until the first actual nominating contest.

Biden’s haul is all earmarked for the nomination race, according to TJ Ducklo, a spokesman for the campaign. Ducklo tweeted that 65,000 donations were new donors whose names were not on the campaign’s existing email lists. Within 90 minutes of announcing his candidacy by video, the campaign received contributions from all 50 states, Ducklo said.

Like most of his rivals, Biden took a pledge to refuse contributions from corporate political action committees and registered lobbyists. Sanders and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren have vowed not to attend big-dollar fundraisers where donors who can write bigger checks have a chance to interact directly with candidates.

Philadelphia Fundraiser

Biden, 76, attended a fundraiser in Philadelphia Thursday night hosted by Comcast Corp. executive David Cohen and his wife Rhonda, and has an event planned on May 8 in Los Angeles with former Google chairman Eric Schmidt, movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and Rufus Gifford, who served as finance director of former President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, among the organizers.

But with such a wide field vying for support among donors, both big and small, it could be difficult for Biden to build the kind of financial advantage that normally goes with being an early front-runner. Many big donors are waiting for the field to eventually shrink before committing to a candidate.

Others have opened their checkbooks to multiple candidates. Katzenberg, among the earliest Hollywood heavyweights to back Obama in 2007, gave $ 2,800 apiece to three White House hopefuls during the first quarter of the year: Senators Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Schmidt donated $ 2,800 to Booker.

Biden’s late entry into the race has given his opponents a leg-up in assembling the war chests they’ll need heading into 2020’s compressed primary schedule, with just four weeks separating the Iowa caucuses in early February and the multi-state Super Tuesday contests.

Eight candidates reported to the Federal Election Commission that they ended March with at least $ 6 million in the bank. Sanders topped the list with $ 15.7 million.

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Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of Thanos in the MCU, What if ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Was Real and More

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ 1980s Style, How ‘Captain Marvel’ Should Have Ended and More

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How Prince, Madonna and more made Webster Hall a party icon

There will be some big pimpin’ going down when Webster Hall, the newly renovated East Village nightlife institution, reopens its doors with New York rap ruler Jay-Z rocking the stage Friday night. The “B-Sides 2” concert — in which the “Empire State of Mind” MC will perform songs that he rarely does live — will…
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Summer 200m Dive Watches, British Made Shoes, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

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Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off Sale Styles

Banana Republic

Good grief Banana Republic. I haven’t even published the polopalooza yet (coming Monday). And here you are, slashing prices on your Luxe Touch polos already? Well okay then. No code needed here. Extra half off happens at checkout.

 

Club Monaco: Extra 30% off Sale Styles + New Additions to Sale

Club Monaco

Club Monaco is one of those shops that you might not source a majority of your wardrobe from, but every so often? You’ll nab a rad (do people say rad anymore?) piece and be thrilled with it. Or not, who knows.

 

Massdrop: Spinnaker Automatic Diver – $ 130 FINAL

Spinnaker Automatic Diver

Summer beater watch alert! Would look great on a NATO band too. Miyota automatic movement, 200m water resistance, and a simple, well designed dial with a little texture to it. Not bad at all for $ 140. It is final sale though since it’s Massdrop, and they don’t ship until the end of May. Also note that they’re 43mm in diameter, so, not the smallest things.

 

Suitsupply: Even more new warm weather arrivals

Suitsupply

Who buys five pairs of shoe trees at once?

 

Massdrop: Loake 1880 Buckingham Brogue Oxfords – $ 220 FINAL ($ 324)

Loake 1880 Buckingham Brogue Oxfords

Hell of a price for made in the UK, Goodyear welted, wingtip brogues that don’t make it over to this side of the pond that often. Loake just isn’t sold in many spots here in the US. But as always, it’s Massdrop, so it’s final sale. Sold in UK sizes, so if you wear a US size 10, get a UK size 9. Available in four shades of calfskin, and a suede for ten bucks less. Estimated ship date is end of May.

 

Also worth a mention:

  • J. Crew: Extra 50% off some of their sale section w/ SOGOOD
  • GAP: 40% – 70% off plenty + Extra 20% off w/ SUPER
  • Costco: I still believe this is going on? If you have a Costco membership, they’ve got Ex-Officio boxer briefs, $ 30 / 3 online, and some stores have them for $ 25 / 3 pack. Huge thanks to M. Shah for the tip!
  • J. Crew Factory: Extra 40% off clearance items w/ SHORTSTUFF


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Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Easter Eggs, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Name Their Favorite MCU Moments and More

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Easter Eggs of the Day:

The Curse of La Llorona was the top-grossing movie over the weekend in its theatrical debut, and now everyone knows about its association with a certain horror franchise. Right? Either way, here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld detailing all the connections to other movies, as well a look at how La Llorona sets up a possible sequel:

 

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The Week in Movie News: John Cena Joins ‘The Suicide Squad,’ New ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer and More

The Week in Movie News: John Cena Joins ‘The Suicide Squad,’ New ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer and More

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John Cena to star in The Suicide Squad: The Suicide Squad sequel may be acquiring some serious muscle, as Variety reported this week that WWE superstar turned actor John Cena is joining the ensemble cast in an unknown role. The Suicide Squad will be his first comic book adaptation, and you can read all about the movie here.

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Hurricane Michael was even more powerful than scientists initially thought

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The science of tracking hurricanes has seen huge advancements in recent years, allowing forecasters to better predict paths and overall impact of the large storms before they actually reach land. Warning systems and preventative measures are getting better, but it’s an imperfect science, and even measuring the sheer power of a hurricane as it’s happening can be difficult.

In a new announcement from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hurricane Michael, which made landfall in October of last year on Florida, has now been upgraded from a category 4 storm to a category 5. This makes the storm the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 1992’s Hurricane Andrew.

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Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

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Movie Franchise Trivia of the Day:

With one week to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, everyone is looking back at the last 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For their recapping fun, IMDb and narrator Brandon Hardesty share some trivial information in a video that breaks the MCU down by the numbers:

 

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Franchise Recap of the Day:

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters in one week. Are you ready? Do you remember what’s happened up until this new installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? If not, editor Clark Zhu has compiled a recap of just the events of the movies in Phase 3 of the MCU. As a reminder, this section of the franchise begins with Captain America: Civil War and includes eight more pieces…

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The Allen Edmonds Massdrop Chukka is back, 40% off EXPRESS, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

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Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Massdrop: The Allen Edmonds Chukka is back – $ 250 FINAL

Allen Edmonds Chukka

Two things can be true. First, I love my AE Massdrop Chukkas. And second, I’m almost hesitant to recommend them this go around. Why? For a few reasons.

  1. They continue to be final sale (but that’s Massdrop for you).
  2. The new ownership at Allen Edmonds appears, at least if you believe a lot of online reviews, to be less concerned with quality than the previous ownership. That’s not good, especially if the things are final sale.
  3. Also, the “snuff” shade, which is the perfect rich shade of medium brown to many, is weirdly unavailable this time. Yet they feature it prominently in their marketing images for this drop? The hell?
  4. And finally, the estimated ship date? It’s not till BLOODY AUGUST 8th.

So yeah. That’s quite the combination. Four months is a long friggin’ time to wait for shoes that are final sale, not available in the most popular color, and could cause you a headache if they show up and aren’t up to the quality we’ve all come to expect from AE. Want an alternative in the lightest “sand” shade? Try the Nomad in “Bone.” It’s less ($ 225) AND it’s not final sale.

 

Banana Republic: 40% off most everything & 50% off Polos/Chinos

Banana Republic

The Pick: Regular or Slim Fit Luxe Touch Polos – $ 22.25 – $ 24.75 ($ 44.50 – $ 49.50)

Sadly, the core temp chinos are NOT getting the half off cut, but they are getting the 40% off. Lots of their other chinos, and their luxe touch polos ARE getting the half off. Just the usual reminder that some guys seem to shrink these in the wash. Some of us have had better luck. Little to no exclusions here. Just leather, suede, silk, and 100% cashmere stuff. No codes here. Discount happens at checkout.

 

J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything (including suits!)

Huge thanks to reader Graham S. for the tip here. I can’t remember the last time J. Crew Factory included suits in a promo or sale. Maybe Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Anyway, their worsted wool Thompson suits are now down to $ 218 (normally around $ 299 with the regular “on sale” price.) Sold as separates, so don’t forget to grab the pants as well. Why $ 218 when the normal price is $ 299? Because JCF plays a bit of a pricing game. Their suits are usually “valued at” $ 436, which is kinda absurd considering Spier and Mackay and Suitsupply make half-canvas, really nice wool suits starting under $ 400, but then those JCF suits are marked down to $ 299. So when they run a half off everything sale, back the JCF suits go to $ 436 (which they’re never at) and THEN get marked down. Still, $ 218 for JCF Thompson is pretty decent.

 

Lands’ End: 50% Off 1 Full Price w/ FROG & 4297

Lands' End

Just about as good as Land’s End gets, but it’s still limited to just one item. So getting to the $ 75 free shipping threshold might be tough on some smaller purchases. Still, half off is good. Quite good. Also, nice code.

 

Huckberry: 72-Hour Collection has Relaunched

Huckberry

They call ’em the 72-hour because you can wear them for three days straight, they’ll still be comfortable, and you won’t stink like a dead marmot. (Speaking of marmots, did you know that marmots and marmosets are WAY different? And that marmosets exhibit chimerism due to their twinsiness? I guess fraternal twins in marmosets are super common, and they often swap blood in the womb. Crazy.) These shirts are mainly super-comfortable, lightweight, temperature regulating merino wool, with just enough nylon woven in so you can machine wash them. They aren’t cheap, but they are amazing. Huge fan of their short sleeve henleys. They also make polos now too. Also, if you want to watch a video of them putting the tees to a test (and random people smelling the dudes from Huckberry to see if the shirts really do have anti-stink properties) head here.

 

BONUS  Nordstrom: Best of what’s left in the Spring Sale

Nordstrom

Spring sale is underway, but a lot of stuff has already sold out and/or gotten short on sizes since it launched. Above is what I’m thinking is the best of what’s left. Full picks here if you want them.

 

BONUS II  EXPRESS: 40% off Everything

Express

Heading into the warm weather season, EXPRESS seems to have, oddly enough, more than a few pieces inspired by classic (if not straight up retro) menswear. Avoid the logos kids. Stick with the unbranded stuff, as shown in the picks above. Those piped performance polos look darn near perfect. Efforting an in person soon. 40% off just about everything ends tomorrow, 3/29.

 

BONUS III  Allen Edmonds: Anniversary Sale Is Still On

Allen Edmonds

Still going on, still going strong. Full picks can be found here.

 

Also worth a mention:

  • GAP: 40% off everything w/ SPRING + extra 10% off w/ HAPPY
  • Need Supply Co.: 30% off your purchase with code Friends30
  • Orient: extra 10% off all dive watches with code DIVEIN. That drops the new Kamasu to $ 252.
  • Costco: If you have a Costco membership, they’ve got Ex-Officio boxer briefs, $ 30 / 3 online, and some stores have them for $ 25 / 3 pack. Huge thanks to M. Shah for the tip!


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Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Recap, ’Iron Man’ vs. ‘Batman,’ ‘Us’ in Claymation and More

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Franchise Recap of the Day:

We’re less than two weeks from the release of Avengers: Endgame, and that might not be enough time for you to catch up with or revisit all the 21 installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of time. Fortunately, ScreenRant has a recap of the franchise to get you ready for the epic new sequel:

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ does a lot more telling than showing in its season 8 premiere

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As was undoubtedly the case at countless offices (virtual or otherwise) around the world on Monday morning, the first thing my colleagues and I did when we got into work was talk about the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. While all of us were glad to have the show back in our lives, some of us were less impressed with the first episode than others. So rather than keep all our thoughts to ourselves, we’ve decided to share them with you.

If you didn’t watch Winterfell — the first episode of season 8 — be warned that spoilers will follow. This is not going to be a detailed breakdown of the episode, but we’re not going to shy away from discussing details when necessary. If you’ve already seen the episode, then forget about this warning, and feel free to read on.

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Shazam!’ Sequel in the Works, First ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Teaser and More

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DC plans more Shazam!: The latest installment of the DC Extended Universe was a hit at the box office last weekend, and so naturally there’s going to be a sequel. While there’s no release date set nor a confirmation of Zachary Levi’s return, Shazam! screenwriter Henry Gayden has been hired to pen Shazam 2, according to The Wrap. David F. Sandberg may also return to direct….

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Her Smell’ Music Video, ‘Hellboy’ Musical Parody, ‘Missing Link’ VFX Breakdown and More

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Music Video of the Day:

Alex Ross Perry’s punk rock movie Her Smell hits theaters today, and to showcase one of its tunes, Gunpowder & Sky released a music video for the fictional all-female band The Akergirls. Watch Her Smell stars Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Dylan Gelula, who perform “Can’t Wait”:

 

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Best Hair Products For Men & More

The difficulty in finding a hair product that is best for your hair is the sheer flood products on the market. You can find anything from one dollar products to others that cost several hundred dollars but just because one thing is more expensive, it doesn’t mean it is automatically better for you. Secondly, just because a hair product works well for your friend, it doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you simply because you may have very thick greasy hair when your friend has thin and dry hair.

How To Choose The Right Hair Product For Your Hair Type

Sven Raphael Schneider's unstyled hair
Sven Raphael Schneider’s unstyled hair

Analyze Your Hair Type

Hair types can be straight, wavy, curly, or kinky, all of which can be thin or thick. For example, I have coarse, thick, and voluminous hair that is quite dry so I need a product that tames my hair without drying it out. As a kid, I had curls and if I let my hair grow, it definitely becomes more wavy. For me, I always use hair products with an extreme hold, otherwise, my hair just does whatever it wants. On the other hand, if you have thin, sparse, or straight hair, you do not want a product without a hold, otherwise, it’s weighing your hair down. 

Frankly, it’s best to talk to your barber or to your hairstylist because they have more experience and they can tell you what kind of hair you got.

James Dean's signature hairstyle.
James Dean’s signature hairstyle.

Decide On The Style You Want

Basically, that means what do you want your hair to look like. Do you want to have beach hair that is wavy and stands up? Do you want something that I have that is relatively stiff and very neat and gentlemanly? Do you want your hair to be flexible or loose or just very much in place? do you want a matte and textured look? or do you want a smooth and shiny look? Should be obvious or should be subtle? These are all questions that you have to answer for yourself. Again, it pays to talk to your stylist and look at different photos and see what you like and dislike.

Take A Stylist’s Advice With A Grain Of Salt

As I mentioned before, a stylist knows your hair, they have a good comparison, they’ve tried different things, and they know what works for a certain type of hair and what doesn’t. On the flip side, they have a serious conflict of interest simply because if you think about your haircut right, doing your haircut takes them 30, 40, or 50 minutes. Now, by selling you a product, they can make twice as much or maybe even more money just by selling that product in an additional two minutes. Therefore, stylists aren’t really objective about what they’re selling you. Chances are they want to sell you something that is ideal for your hair that they have right there at the store.

In some salons and barbershops, they are trying to tell you that the products they have from a certain brand are different than if you buy them at Costco for example, however, there is no evidence that suggests that the J. Crew product you buy at your barbershop is any different than the one you buy at your drugstore.

Your regular stylist can help you out when it comes to your hair
Your regular stylist can help you out when it comes to your hair

In general, anything related to hair is a very high margin product so always keep it in mind when you buy something. Also, don’t be afraid to question and ask your stylist about specifics. The sales pitch may go like this, “This product has much higher quality ingredients that are much more concentrated without any filler materials, also it only uses essential oils and leaves out all the bad chemicals”. Good questions to ask are:

  • Why is this product the better quality?
  • Why is this one ingredient better than the others?
  • Which chemicals exactly are left out?
  • What is the concentration in this product?

If they can’t answer those questions or if they are not willing to tell you to answer them later and do some research, it’s nothing more but an empty sales pitch.

Assorted Hair Products For Men
Assorted Hair Products For Men

Different Types Of Hair Products

Pomade, gel, wax, styling cream, putty, clay, sea salt spray, paste, and last but not least, hair spray. So the big question is what do they do and what are they best for? Here is where the problem begins.

These are not trademarked or defined terms and every brand may use them slightly differently. So for one brand, pomade is kind of a wax based product with fat that you smear in your hair; for others, it’s completely waxless, water soluble, and just different altogether. Because of that, it’s very difficult for you, as a consumer, to do an apples-to-apples comparison simply based on the type of product you have. Yes, a spray is a spray but some may be aerosol sprays, others may be a pump spray which can be hugely different in their effect on your hair.

So what should you do instead? I suggest you look at the characteristics of each hair product which is hold, body, and shine. Every hair product will have different strengths in different areas and this is what matters most to your hair. With hold, I mean, how long does a specific product hold that hairstyle throughout the day no matter it’s really sunny, windy, or rainy? With body, I mean how much volume does a hair product add to your hair? By shine, I mean how reflective is your hair going to be in terms of light? Do you want it to sparkle or do you want it to be very matte? Now, even though I just said every hair product type is slightly different, we still try to create an infographic that fits 95% of the hair products out there and you can find it on our website here.

Evaluate The Ingredients Of Hair Products

As with pretty much anything, as a consumer, you have to be educated so you can cut through the marketing speech and make sure you get the best value product for your hair. Now you may wonder how do I do that? I have no clue about hair, where do I start making an informed decision? Honestly, the best place for information on hair products that I found is the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Yes, that is a mouthful but guess what? This wasn’t made by marketers but by scientists hence the tongue breaker name. Even though the name suggests, it just covers cosmetics, it covers hair products as well and has overall more than 70,000 products that were analyzed in detail. All you have to do is type in your product brand and the product name and then it will show you if it contains any hazardous materials, what the composition is, and also if there are other products that are may be related but better.

Personally to me, it was reveling even just typing in big brands like Jack Black, or J Crew, Paul Mitchell, or Redken and realizing that these brands that are always praised as something really special are maybe not quite as good as you thought they were. Overall, it gave me a much better idea of what kind of stuff I put in my hair whether it makes sense for the hair type I have and the style I’m going for and what other products are out there that are much better.

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Experiment With Different Hair Products

I really urge you to experiment with different hair products. Yes, the database can really help you to narrow things down to a certain group of products but and ultimately, you still have to wear it in your hair and decide if it’s something you want or if the look is just not right. No matter if you buy online or the retail store, chances are you’ll just have to invest some money to get some of the products. Very rarely are you allowed to return products that you’ve already used but it may make sense to ask beforehand what the return policy is with specific retailers. Of course, if they allow you to return things, chances are their prices are gonna be a little higher because they have to beat that cost. Now, if you buy a product from your stylist, you have the chance to just try it out in your hair maybe after a haircut without having to buy it so that’s a great opportunity to test things out without having to spend extra money.

Our Favorite Hair Products

göt2b Spiking Gel for Thick, Textured Hair

side view, Sven Raphael Schneider's styled disconnected udnercut
Sven Raphael Schneider’s styled disconnected undercut with göt2b Spiking Glue hair gel

Gentleman’s Gazette founder Sven Raphael Schneider, tried pomade for a while until he realized he suffered from pomade acne. However, he has very thick, stubborn hair and so he was looking for an alternative product that allowed him to create a nice look with a part that would keep his hair in place.

After experimenting for over 6 months, it turned out that the water-soluble spiking glue gel from göt2b was the only gel strong enough to keep his hair in place. Interestingly, other göt2b products did not work for him at all. He has been using the gel in the yellow tube for nearly 10 years, and his hair looks great. Even better, göt2b Spiking Glue is cheap and since it is made by Henkel, it should be available around the globe.

Groom & Clean for Thin, Straight Hair

Preston Wearing Groom & Clean
Preston Wearing Groom & Clean

Though not as well known as Brylcreem, Groom & Clean is a classic product from the 1950’s that is still a great product for men today, and it’s the favorite of GG Producer Preston Schleuter. Unlike it’s more famous cousins, pomade and Brylcreem, it contains no wax and is therefore easy to wash out in a single washing. Groom & Clean is an emulsion of water and mineral oil that also contains lanolin, a naturally derived oil, for moisture and hold. It has a pleasant but minimal scent fades quickly after application. developed in the late 50’s; easily touched up with a wet comb

It feels like a slightly tacky lotion and with a small amount, it will provide you with a light hold that is pliable all day long, or with larger amounts will result in a high shine with a medium to strong hold. It’s extremely versatile and is easily washed out without any sweat or tears. Long hair or short, Groom & Clean is well worth trying – and it’s inexpensive to boot.

CONCLUSION

I urge you to check out the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. That is really the first step and if you go down that path, you’ll have to invest a few hours but you’ll be armed with more information and you know exactly what’s good for your hair and what is not.


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KHN chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner appeared on two CNN programs to help explain what’s known and what’s still to be figured out about the “Medicare-for-all” plan Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reintroduced this week in the Senate. The plan by Sanders, who is among the front-runners in the Democratic presidential primary race, has drawn a lot of attention on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill.

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Best mates! Ashley Iaconetti dished to Us Weekly exclusively about the Bachelor-fied grooms’ party she says fiancé Jared Haibon will have at their impending nuptials.

Nick [Viall] and Dean [Unglert] are groomsmen of Jared’s,” the reality star, 31, told Us while taking in the spring/summer 2020 collection of Rita Vinieris for Rivini & Alyne at New York Bridal Fashion Week in NYC on Friday, April 12.

The freelance journalist said that other stars, including season 2 Bachelor in Paradise winner Tanner Tolbert and his wife Jade, will also be involved in the ceremony.

“Tanner [Tolbert] is maybe officiating if he can make it in time,” she said, noting that the couple’s second child is due near her wedding date. (Tanner and Jade also share daughter Emerson, 17 months.) “Depending [on] when the baby is born, Tanner will officiate. Jade is in my bridal party if she can come, but that’s really up in the air.”

Ironically, it was 30-year-old Haibon’s groomsmen that sparked what Iaconetti called her only “bridezilla moment.”

“[It] was a couple of weeks ago, when Jared wanted to offer the option of suits or tuxes to his groomsmen,” she shared. “I was like no, they’re wearing tuxes!”

In addition to their Bachelor Nation wedding party members, Iaconetti revealed at a live taping on Viall’s podcast, “The Viall Files,” on March 31, that she and the Movie Trivia Schmoedown star will have a special musical guest. “We’re not talking, like, Backstreet Boys level,” she hinted. “And it’s not Rob Thomas.”

Iaconetti, who will have 10 bridesmaids, including maid of honor and sister Lauren Iaconetti, also revealed that their ceremony will feature roses “here and there” as a nod to the franchise in which they found love.

The BiP alums got engaged in Mexico in June 2018 while filming the fifth season of the ABC hit.

Though they first met in 2015, they didn’t begin officially dating until March 2018, after the show had ended.

“I never felt like it was over between us after Paradise,” the actor explained on an episode of The Story of Us. “I was just sitting there and thinking, ‘God, I wish Ashley were here. I just wanna hang out with Ashley.”

Still, he says it took a while for his feelings to sink in. “I’m not gonna lie and say that I was in love with Ashley during BiP. It was a slow build for me.”

The couple plan to wed in Haibon’s native Rhode Island in August.

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Still More ‘Medicare-For-All’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate, unveiled the 2019 version of his “Medicare-for-all” bill this week. But even more than two decades after first proposing a single-payer plan for the U.S., Sanders still has not proposed a way to finance such a major undertaking.

Congress continued to pursue its examination of high prescription drug prices this week by calling to testify both insulin makers and the drug “middlemen” known as pharmacy benefit managers.

And Idaho is following Utah in trying to scale back an expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act approved by voters last November.

This week’s panelists are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post.

Also, Rovner interviews Ceci Connolly, president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:

  • “Medicare-for-all” was in the spotlight again this week with the release of Sanders’ bill, which is co-sponsored by four of the five other Senate Democrats running for president. Still, neither Sanders nor any other candidates — or their proposals — focus on how to pay for it. Experts differ on how much expanding Medicare would cost. But, whether it’s moving around money already being spent or raising new taxes, expanding Medicare to more people would result in winners and losers, a key political factor going forward.
  • Both parties face internal divisions over health care, revolving around whether to create something new or stick with the status quo. Within the GOP, the split is between Republicans who point to years of unsuccessful efforts to repeal and maybe replace the ACA and want to move on to other things, and others — including some in the White House — who are continuing the push. Democrats’ division is between those who back House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s call to strengthen and improve the ACA and those who back various efforts to create a Medicare-for-all system.
  • The GOP is playing both offense and defense on the ACA. Leaders say they want to be the party of health care and protect people with preexisting medical conditions, even as the Justice Department is officially backing a court ruling in Texas that would invalidate the entire law, including those protections.
  • There was lots of talk but little action on drug prices at hearings before Congress. Lawmakers heard from drug companies and pharmacy benefit managers, but are no closer to answering the question about what to do about high drug prices. While there may be incremental changes that can be adopted, few expect legislation that would fundamentally change business practices, intellectual property rights or the ability for Medicare to negotiate drug prices.
  • Action in the Utah and Idaho legislatures around Medicaid expansion show that even successful ballot initiatives to expand the program can be changed by lawmakers in ways voters may not have expected. In both state capitols, elected officials reduced the number of people eligible for expansion below what voters approved.

Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read too:

Julie Rovner: The New York Times’ “Would ‘Medicare for All’ Save Billions or Cost Billions?” By Josh Katz, Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz

Sarah Kliff: Politico’s “Public Option Hits a Wall in Blue States,” by Rachana Pradhan and Dan Goldberg

Margot Sanger-Katz: Politico’s “Obamacare Fight Obscures America’s Real Health Care Crisis: Money,” by Joanne Kenen

Paige Winfield Cunningham: STAT News’ “Amazon Alexa Is Now HIPAA-Compliant. Tech Giant Says Health Data Can Now Be Accessed Securely,” by Casey Ross

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Tickets for Pokémon: Detective Pikachu are now on sale! To mark the occasion, Ryan Reynolds, voice of the title character, shared a behind-the-scenes look at the movie’s casting process. This compilation of audition clips also doubles as a guide to the Pokémon appearing in the video game adaptation:

 

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Laika’s latest stop-motion animated feature, Missing Link, arrives in theaters this Friday, but you can listen to a single off its soundtrack now. Actually, you can also watch the music video for the song, a cover of Walter Martin’s “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like You)” performed by Sofia Reyes, courtesy of Warner Music here:

 

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Nipsey Hussle’s Killer Fired Off More Shots After Rapper Talked Back

More details are emerging about the death of Nipsey Hussle and Eric Holder, the 29-year-old reportedly responsible for fatally shooting the beloved rap star outside his clothing store in Los Angeles last Sunday afternoon.

According to TMZ, Holder became enraged when Nipsey talked back to him after he fired off two shots that hit the L.A. native.

Via TMZ:

Sources at the scene of Nipsey’s murder tell us … after Eric Holder allegedly shot Nipsey twice and the rapper fell to the ground, Nipsey raised his head and said something to the effect of, “You shot me, you got me, I’m good.”

We’re told Holder — who had already started to walk away — turned around and walked back in Nipsey’s direction when he realized the rapper was still alive. That’s when Holder fired additional shots at Nipsey … those bullets, eyewitnesses believe, that killed him.

The surveillance video shows Nipsey raise his head after the first two shots. Holder approaches him and fires again, back off, then fire again. He then kicks Hussle before running into an alley.

The gunman was arrested two days after the incident and has been charged with 1 count of murder, 2 counts of attempted murder and 1 count of possession of a firearm by a felon. He pleaded not guilty Thursday and his
bond has been set at $ 5 million. Famed attorney Chris Darden is representing him.

According to the LA Times, the woman who drove the getaway car turned herself in to authorities and is said to be cooperating with investigators. At the time of this report, she had not been arrested.

Nipsey’s funeral will take place Thursday (April 11) at the Staples Center.

Holder returns to court May 10. He has been placed in solitary out of fear he’ll be killed by other inmates.

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The Thursday Handfuls are great, but what if Monday (or Tuesday) rolls around and there are a few sales that can’t wait til the weekend? You’ll find three of the best, with a few picks from each, to start the week below.

 

#1. Suitsupply: New additions to their $ 399 line

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Just in time for wedding season. All half canvas, Italian wools, and ships and returns for free. If you are picking up a new suit for a wedding? Make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to get it tailored for that big day. Patterns shown above are showcased because they’re the newbies. The $ 399 line, of course, carries solid gray and navy too. It’s their basic, foundation line, with the same great construction and much of the same high quality fabrics as their more expensive suits, only they can buy in bulk here, and thus, pass the savings on to you.

 

#2. GAP: 45% off, no exclusions, w/ CYBER

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GAP has fallen on some hard times with retail becoming a dichotomy. Either people are rushing to the super cheap (Old Navy, H&M, etc) or retreating towards higher end stuff. So the middle ground has gotten a bit forgotten. But they still make some solid basics, and their spring/summer stuff is full of lightweight, light in color (but not Easter pastel) shorts, pants, henleys, and more. And the 45% off no exclusions code is better than normal. If nothing else, it’s not a bad time to pick up one of the best smart-casual belts on the market.

 

#3. Allen Edmonds Factory 2nds: Anniversary Sale Savings

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  • Factory 2nds Independence collection Bartlett Cap Toe Oxford – $ 249
  • Factory 2nds Dalton Wingtip Boots – $ 199
  • Factory 2nds Bond Street Cap Toe Oxfords – $ 199
  • Factory 2nds Carlyle Oxfords – $ 199
  • Factory 2nds Maclennan Wholecuts – $ 147
  • Factory 2nds Mackenzie Wholecuts – $ 147

No e-commerce this time. It’s just shoebank.com, which means you’ll have to make a phone call. And there’s still that steep $ 25 restocking fee if you send them back through the mail. Size, width, and color selection varies depending on what you’re after (since that’s how factory 2nds work). Lots of shoes under $ 200, including… Daltons? That’s unusual. But again, it’s a big gamble. Be careful out there.

 

BONUS Gustin’s Horween CXL #8 USA Made Briefcase is back – $ 249

Gustin’s Horween CXL #8 USA Made Briefcase

Made in the USA from Horween’s legendary, burgundy, chromexcel leather. Not super structured, so it’ll fit in well in business casual workplaces, but that leather is still something else with all of its texture and shade variations.

 

BONUS II Massdrop: Carmina Oxfords & Shoe Trees – $ 350 FINAL ($ 500)

Carmina on Massdrop

Sizes are starting to sell out depending on what you’re after, but I didn’t realize the first time around that these come in multiple widths? Narrow, Standard, and Wide. One of the more popular men’s style drops on Massdrop. Made in Spain, sleek as all get out, and equipped with a Goodyear welt. It’s Massdrop, so it’s final sale, but, picking up something similar direct through Carmina is gonna run you $ 450 ($ 500 if you include the beech wood shoe trees, which, each pair purchased through Massdrop comes with). So the savings are tangible.

 

BONUS III Popov Horween Leather Valet Trays – $ 28 FINAL

Popov Horween Leather Valet Trays

Figured a Massdrop offering that wasn’t size-specific like shoes was worth a mention. And valet trays are super useful. I think I have… 4? 5 in total? They’re great for wrangling small items like keys and pens and knives and all that EDC stuff we seem to lug around. Final sale since it’s Massdrop. They’re claiming these are Horween leather too? Estimated ship date is May 15th.

 

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&lt;p&gt;&lt;b&gt;SEATTLE -&lt;/b&gt; &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.kp.org&quot;&gt;Kaiser Permanente&lt;/a&gt; is bringing its unique model of coordinated care to South Lake Union, further expanding patients’ access to their choice of world-class providers in state-of-the-art facilities. Kaiser Permanente members will soon be able to access primary care, mental health and wellness, physical therapy, chiropractic, and lab services in a convenient location at 210 9&lt;sup&gt;th&lt;/sup&gt; Avenue N., near Denny Park.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;“Our medical office is designed to address patients’ needs today in the most convenient way possible with the highest quality of care,” said Alison Kneisl, MD, a family medicine physician on the new South Lake Union care team. “Members may choose their preference of in-person visits or virtual care when that’s easier.”&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;The new facility will open on May 28 and appointments with providers are already available. With its unique integrated care delivery model, all Kaiser Permanente providers including those in the new South Lake Union facility are fully coordinated to improve patients’ experience, value, and wellness. Kaiser Permanente members can find convenient care through clinicians ranked among Washington’s best, &lt;a href=&quot;https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/&quot;&gt;online access&lt;/a&gt; to appointments and care, and convenient care through care chat and a 24/7 consulting nurse hotline.&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;“South Lake Union has such a unique workforce and residents of all ages,” said Alyce Sutko, MD, a family medicine physician who will practice at the new facility. “Our care team is here to offer full-spectrum primary care to help you live better. We’re excited about the tools and expertise we can offer to support you in your wellness goals.”&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Kaiser Permanente continues to invest in its Washington members and communities. Four months ago, it opened a new medical office in Gig Harbor and it has new locations in Ballard, West Olympia, and Smokey Point slated to open within the next year. &amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;p&gt;Members can make an appointment at the new South Lake Union medical office through their online member portal or can call the member service center at 888-901-4636.&lt;/p&gt;
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&lt;p&gt;Kaiser Permanente, including the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, 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.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
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Rachel Weisz and David Harbour to co-star in Black Widow: Marvel’s Black Widow is getting ready to start filming this summer by filling out its supporting cast with prestige players and rising stars. This week we learned Oscar winner Rachel Weisz and Hellboy’s David Harbour will join Scarlett Johansson for the solo superhero prequel. Learn everything we know so far…

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Mashup of the Day:

What if instead of a graveyard that resurrected your pets, it’s a place where animals were given celebrity voices? Funny or Die has mashed up the new Pet Sematary with the Eddie Murphy version of Dr. Dolittle for a very different sort of horror movie, one where talking bears and raccoons are the threat that the Creed family fears most:

 

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Beyoncé and Adidas Want the New Ivy Park Partnership to Be About More Than Clothes

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Mere mortal celebrities want to sell you sneakers. Beyoncé, however, wants to give you a purpose.

On April 4, news broke that the singer and activist signed a deal with Adidas to create a “multi-layered partnership.” (“*Beyoncé signed Adidas,” one fan clarified on Twitter, in reference to her beyond-major star power.)

Along with selling sportswear, the apparel company will work with Beyoncé to “[inspire] and [empower] the next generation of creators, driving positive change in the world through sport and identifying new business opportunities.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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Cosplay of the Day:

Shazam! is now in theaters, and that means we’re seeing fans everywhere dressing up as the titular superhero as they flock to their local screenings. Here’s a group of cosplayers at a showing in the Philippines who didn’t just stop at representing Shazam. They’ve got a Billy Batson, a Freddy Freeman, a villainous Dr. Sivana and even the Wizard Shazam:…

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