Why a Latina-Led ‘Charmed’ Reboot Makes Perfect Sense

I had a special power as a child: No matter how perfectly rosy and healthy my cheeks were, no matter how energetically I had bounced off the walls just moments before, I could convince any adult that I was sick and had to be sent home from school immediately. Just like the witches of Charmed, I had the power to glamour — to change my appearance to suit my needs.

And my biggest need as a child was to convince grown-ups that the child who stood before them, theatrically coughing like a street urchin in a Charles Dickens novel, was gravely ill. Inevitably, my Mami would come to pick me up and shake her head in utter disbelief, mystified as to how my spell had worked on the school administration yet again. The second I got home, totally healthy, I’d run upstairs to my room, lock the door, and get to doing what I had planned all along: binging episode after episode of Charmed.

Sisterhood Is the Real Magic of Charmed

The original ‘Charmed’ cast in the 1998 pilot.

If you grew up in the ‘90s, you had a host of witch role models to choose from. Movies like Practical Magic had my sister and I casting homemade love spells with flower petals; The Craft inspired a new generation of teen goths and sent us all rushing to Hot Topic to buy chokers; and Sabrina the Teenage Witch had everyone daydreaming that puberty meant discovering you were magical, not awkward and utterly confused by the new concept of wearing a bra. But my chosen potion was always Charmed and the three Halliwell sisters were my role models. Their magic was so much more than typical pop culture witch fare. It was rooted in sisterhood.

The Power of Three’s impenetrable bond shone brighter than their sequined capri pants, and that dynamic made for something more timeless; a show where the fashion may be outdated, but the female relationships feel more timely than ever. As you may already know, Charmed is returning to TV this fall and will feature three new sisters — and this time they’re brujas.

So Much More Than a Typical ’90s Reboot

Developed by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman, the new show features three completely new sisters: Macy, Mel, and Maggie. Judging from the limited footage we’ve seen, this reimagining promises that the show will be strongly influenced by deep-rooted Latinx magical traditions — a small but vital slice of representation our community sorely needs in the current political climate.

Reboots tend to face backlash from the original fans (and even original cast members), but this particular reboot is more than revisiting ’90s nostalgia to make money. It’s a well-timed cultural reimagining. If the source material is strong and relevant, why not expand it and create something modern and relevant?

When a reboot is done right, it can provide marginalized groups — women, people of color, the LGBTQ community — an opportunity to get a foot in the door with an established fandom. When there’s a built-in fan base, it’s more likely a project will have longevity. By reusing a familiar idea that a network or production studio knows has worked before, creators allow underrepresented communities to integrate their own vision into an established universe and make their own space.

Latinx Families Are Already Full of Magic

The 2018 cast of ‘Charmed.’

In my lifetime, I’ll get to see powerful women who look like me on TV defending the world from evil. Reboot or not, that is the true and undeniable new magic of the Charmed reboot. Even if you’re not ready to give this, or any, reboot a chance, we need to talk about how perfect a show and story Charmed is for a trio of specifically Latina witches.

Even if your ancestors weren’t full-blown brujas or curanderas, there’s a certain kind of everyday witchcraft involved in growing up Latinx. We grew up with sage and holy leaf next to the cilantro at the grocery store, and lived by a different set of rules: never open an umbrella indoors (it could bring harm to your grandmother), don’t leave your purse on the ground (your finances will suffer), and always put a glass of water under your bed (to ward off evil spirits).

My fondest memory of casual Latinx magic is an image of my mother and I wolfing down twelve grapes at midnight on New Years Eve (to ensure the next year brought prosperity and fortune). Some of it might sound like simple superstition, but there’s magic in tradition — and who’s to say that glass of water didn’t ward off evil spirits? At the very least, it came in handy when you woke up thirsty in the middle of the night.

Latinx Traditions Fit Perfectly in a Fantasy Setting

The Halliwell sisters begin to explore their power.

Our inherent cultural magic provides a perfect bridge into fantasy TV. The Halliwell Sisters draw their magic from each other — it’s the Power of Three, not the Power of One — much like the community inherent to most Latinx families. Our strength lies in our unbreakable familial bonds that transcend land and sea. Our unique and rich spiritual culture will only enhance the well-established and beloved landscape of Charmed.

I can’t wait to call in sick on October 14, so I can curl up with a special cup of tea from my auntie in Guatemala (she insists it will make my hair grow thicker), invite my own coven of family and friends over, smudge my apartment with palo santo, and welcome this new generation of witches into my home. We could all use a little magical healing right now. We could all use a little inclusive sisterhood.

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An ultra-thin case made of real body armor is the perfect way to protect your $1,000 iPhone X or XS

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Apple just announced a few new iPhone models but if you’re like me and you spent more than $ 1,000 on the iPhone X, you’re probably going to want to keep your current phone for a while longer. The Pitaka Magcase for Apple’s iPhone X is the perfect way to keep your iPhone safe and sound without adding excess bulk. It’s made out of the same material as real body armor, so you know your investment is protected. And hey, if you change your mind and decide to upgrade to the iPhone XS in a few weeks or months, the same exact case will fit that model too!

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Taraji P. Henson’s Romantic Hairstyle Is Perfect For Your Next Date

Taraji P. Henson arrived at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards looking super soft and sweet. The Empire star presented an award for the evening and showed up looking like one herself!

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She wore a floral embroidered high low Giambattista Valli gown and was styled by Jason Bolden. While her dress was definitely a conversation piece, we loved the soft simplicity of her hair!

Her hair was styled by none other than celebrity hairstylist Tym Wallace who achieved a romantic look, perfect for the actress. He told Hello Beautiful, “My inspiration came from a whimsical fairytale, which had a lot to do with the dress.” We have all the details on how to achieve this graceful hairstyle.

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Wallace started by prepping the hair with Suave Professionals Almond Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo ($ 3.94, Target.com) and matching conditioner ($ 2.99, Target.com). He explained, “this moisturizing wash and care system leaves the hair feeling nourished and with a wonderful long-lasting scent.”

If you have natural or kinky curly hair, check out My African Pride Moisture Miracle Honey & Coconut Oil Shampoo ($ 3.86, Walmart.com) and My African Pride Moisture Miracle Honey, Chocolate and Coconut Oil Conditioner ($ 4.48, Walmart.com). The shampoo contains a gentle cleansing formula that removes buildup and product from your hair without stripping the hair from its natural oils. This shampoo leaves your hair super soft. The conditioner boasts cacao (chocolate) that will leave your curls hydrated and nourished.

After you wash and condition your hair, the next step is to use a curling cream and a blow dryer to diffuse and set the curl. Wallace used Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mousse Cream ($ 2.94, Walmart.com). For your blowdryer, I’m loving the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($ 999.99, BedBathAndBeyond.com).

Afterward, Wallace took random sections of the hair and wrapped the tendrils around a 3/4″ FHI Heath Professional Curling Iron to define the curl pattern ($ 71.99, Overstock.com).

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Wallace finished off the look by creating a low and effortless messy braid. He added texture and dimension by placing some face framing tendrils around Henson’s face.


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Danielle James is Head of Fashion and Beauty Partnerships for HelloBeautiful and MadameNoire. She’s the Founder of Model Citizen, a peer-to-peer shopping platform that allows women to shop each others’ closets. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter: @TheIslanDiva. 




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Timeless wedding suits perfect for civil ceremonies (or if you hate dresses)

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Wedding suits for women are having a moment. Again. We all know Bianca Jagger kicked off the trend back in 1971 when she married Mick in Saint Tropez.

She made headlines for her daring outfit choice, a white Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo jacket which she wore over a long bias-cut silk skirt. Instead of a veil, she chose a huge hat with decorated with flowers and a bit of tulle covering her face.

Fast forward a few decades, and the suit is officially back, thanks to a slew of fashion-forward celebrities like Millie Mackintosh and Emily Ratajkowski.

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For her civil ceremony in July 2018, Millie purposefully recreated Bianca’s look, by choosing an ivory draped wraparound top and matching trousers from under-the-radar French fashion brand Les Heroines. She too accessorised with a floppy hat.

Meanwhile, in February 2018, Emily shunned tradition altogether. She got married in secret to her love Sebastian Bear-McClard, and wore a mustard Zara suit, paired with a black hat. So rock ‘n’ roll.


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Wedding suits are ideal if you’re just not into dresses: they’re still chic enough for a special occasion, are timeless and you’ll be more likely to wear them again. You don’t even have to go for a white one: a pale blue or vintage yellow like Emily’s will age just as well.

With so many more weddings abroad, they’re also ideal for your civil ceremony, a more paired back options that will keep the focus on your second wedding outfit, usually a wedding dress.

As for how to style them, roll with your suit’s style. Wear a silk, flowing suit with a pair of statement gold earrings, a veiled hat and some platform sandals for a modern 70s throwback.

Opting for a tailored suit instead? Keep things minimal with a mum mule and delicate jewellery.

Shop my edit of the best wedding suits for women below.

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We’re in the middle of the dog days of summer, and with global temperatures on the rise most of us are replacing our morning cup of hot coffee with a refreshing cold brew. But spending a few dollars more for the drink isn’t economical in the long run — especially if you get your cold brew fix every single morning. Grocery store cold brew brands are an okay alternative, but you have to sacrifice the exact flavor from your favorite bag of beans.

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‘Yakuza Kiwami 2’ Is the Perfect Mix of Virtual Tourism and Macho Melodrama

It took a long time, but Sega is now very aware of the fact that the West loves the Yakuza games and, my word, is it doing its best to make amends. The past couple of years have seen the release of a prequel, Zero, the remake of the first game in Kiwami, and the present day sequel Yakuza 6 all get Western releases. And now, unbelievably, we’re just weeks away from getting another Yakuza game, Kiwami 2. In other words, there’s no longer a reason to worry that whatever is coming next won’t grace these shores. In fact, Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi recently stated that the forthcoming reissues (not even remasters) of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are actually ‘intended for overseas fans’. It took a while then, but there’s never been a better time to be into Yakuza. It’s coming home.

For newcomers though, keeping track of the series Chronology is almost Kingdom Hearts levels of confusing, so let’s break it down. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is the remake of the second Yakuza game, released back in 2006 for the PS2. With Zero and Yakuza one remake Kiwami now both on PS4,  this is effectively the third entry in the series. Cool? Cool.

Kiryu's story continues in this stunning looking remake of 2006's 'Yakuza 2'

This isn’t just a quick and dirty upres though, for Kiwami 2, the ageing Yakuza 2 has been lovingly remade using the impressive looking DRAGON engine that powers Yakuza 6. The district of Kamurocho has never looked so good, with an astonishing level of detail going into the shops and bars, but most notably into the faces of the main characters Kazuma Kiryu encounters throughout the story. Background characters and the random NPCs that walk the streets aren’t quite as up to this high standard, but regardless – It’s a really good looking video game.

It also benefits from having the Yakuza 6 combat system – a much more versatile, slicker means of kicking several shades out of street thugs and other foolish types that step to Kazuma. He can now pick up and keep certain weapons to bring into scraps this time, like a pocket knife, for instance, and these can be equipped with a push of a D-Pad direction at any point during a fight. Heat moves are, of course, still at their most hilarious, over-the-top best. Honestly, beating someone over the head with a push bike will never, ever get dull.


The seedy district of Kamurocho is given a new lease of life in glorious HD.

One thing that the Yakuza series really nails is its sense of place and Kiwami 2 is no exception. Kamurocho feels like a real, bustling district that has been magically stored on a disc. Returning there, game after game, gives you a real sense of familiarity, with seasoned veterans knowing their way around the streets the same way they know their way around the area they live, practically navigating it on autopilot with any radical changes standing out a mile. It’s now also been a place that fans have seen evolve throughout the years, too. Seeing places get built and established, wandering through areas where dramatic moments in the past took place and even hiding cultural items and knowing nods to series past.

Whether its the district’s ever-changing fashion or, brilliantly, the choice of arcade games available at Club Sega – this time around there are full versions of Virtua Fighter 2 and Virtual-On on offer — there are a wealth of options for players looking for an excellent distraction, including the usual outlets of Karaoke, golf and casino minigames.

It’s not just Kamurocho you’ll be patrolling this time around. The story takes Kazuma to Sotenbori in Osaka. Last seen in Yakuza Zero, it’s another stunning bit of urban Japan nightlife, a river that runs through it reflecting the neon city lights. It’s not as radical a change of scenery as say, Hiroshima is in Yakuza 6, or the wider choice of locales in Yakuza 5, but anyone who has played Zero will get a real kick out of seeing it years later in the timeline, with a few major differences subtly showing off the passage of time and highlighting the gradual growth of the city.

A new side scenario – The Truth Behind Goro Majima – fills in the storyline behind the fan favourite character of the same name, revealing how the ‘Mad Dog of Shimano’ came to work in real estate. Sadly, this means an end to the ‘Majima Everywhere’ system from Kiwami, so no Goro popping out of bins or drains this time around. There’s also a few tweaks to the original story, so it fits in much better with the now established Yakuza canon.

The clan creator from Yakuza 6 also makes a return, as do a bunch of Japanese pro wrestlers that can be recruited. In a lovely touch, they’re all older Japanese wrestlers, who would’ve been in their pomp when this game is set, so instead of Okada and Naito, you’ve got legends like Chono, Tenryu and Mutoh. Like a lot of Yakuza’s coolest features, they’re definitely niche, but if you’re into this, then this is a Pro Wrestling cherry on an already tasty Yakuza cake.

How’s Yakuza Kiwami 2 Shaping Up?

When you're not killing time in karaoke bars, you'll have to survive brutal bar brawls and the inevitable betrayals from fellow Yakuza.

If you’re sat there thinking “Well, this seems like more of the same”, it’s hard to say otherwise, but given how unique the franchise is — that’s not a bad thing. The Yakuza games have been delivering consistently for a long, long time now and with the West finally cracked, getting the second title into people’s hands so they can play through and experience Kazuma Kiryu’s entire story is a good thing — for both longtime fans and those who have only just gotten into the series. Sure, Kiwami 2 feels very similar to the first Kiwami game, but that was damn good in its own right and this looks like it is going to continue that run of quality.

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‘Overcooked 2’ Review: Cooking Up the Perfect Co-op Dish

Phil Duncan and Oli De-Vine were fed up. While they spent most of their working day at Frontier Developments helping to craft brilliant games like Zoo Tycoon, they also loved to blow off steam at lunch with some expletive-filled co-op gaming. Yet during their eight years there, it wasn’t long before they had exhausted all the multiplayer classics. Frustrated, one question began repeatedly circling the duo’s mind – where are all the co-op games?

Thanks to online shooters and stat-crunching RPGs becoming all the rage, poor old couch co-op had been quietly resigned to the pages of history. If  Duncan and Oli wanted to continue their lunch time fun, there was only one option – they’d have to make their own co-op game.

In a past life, Duncan was a chef, and for him there was only one place that embodied the glorious collision of teamwork and mayhem that is co-op gaming  – and that was the kitchen. Soon their ideas grew along with their grins, and in no time their little lunchtime project was suddenly all grown up. Its name?  Overcooked.

A little serving of co-op goodness

'Overcooked 2' is finally here. But does it offer enough to justify being a full sequel?

OK, now, we know what you’re thinking. “Sure, that’s a great story, but why would I want to play a video game where you chop up onions and shout at each other over the washing up?” Well, dear reader, the answer is because it’s bloody brilliant.

Overcooked went on to sell over a million copies  across four platforms and gain (completely deserved) critical acclaim. But more importantly for this writer, it introduced countless friends to gaming who would never have touched a controller otherwise. It provided laughs, arguments, and quickly became the centrepiece for more than a few drunken nights. And now, almost two years later –  its sequel, Overcooked 2 has arrived.


With a whole team now helping Duncan and Oli, needless to say, expectations were high. But with the original being such a breath of fresh air, we were surprised that our initial reaction to playing Overcooked 2 was actually one of utter disappointment.

After scrolling few a confusing character selection process and navigating a few noticeably prettier menu screens, the game’s first few levels seemed very much like a game we’d already played before.

Sure, there were new recipes to master, but couldn’t these just have been DLC? It didn’t help that those early levels were painfully easy, either. With its predecessor quickly (and brutally) slapping players into shape, we began to assume the worst.  Have we bummed you out a bit now? Well, don’t worry – because once you get to the second world, Overcooked 2 reveals its true colours.

A tasty second helping

Portals, vanishing stair cases and spooky new elevated settings like these provide some of the most interesting new gameplay experiences.

It turns out, there’s a very good reason that things feel basic and repetitive initially. Why? Because that’s the developers’ way of slowly preparing new players for the sheer amount of mayhem the game is about to throw at you.

And, boy, does it throw everything at you. Yes, even the kitchen sink. While the drip-feed of new recipes (including sushi, pasta and steamed dumplings) start off fairly easy to master, juggling them with Overcooked 2’s increasingly deviously designed stages quickly builds into a challenging crescendo.

It’s clear that pushing players to breaking point in the most creative of ways was their devs’ mission here. Whether its one map set in a gothic kitchen where haunted ingredients periodically float away from each chef or a rage inducing level where both players have to prepare ingredients on top of a pair of floating rafts, the level design here is wonderfully insane.

To me, to you

Another grin-inducing new feature are the new dynamic stages, which split the level into two very different (but equally dangerous) locales.

Thankfully though, it’s not just the levels that have evolved here. This time around, chefs can chuck raw ingredients. Now, that may sound like an eye-rollingly dull new mechanic, but trust us – it’s an utter game changer. As well as being essential for stages split over different verticalities, the throw ability really allows for some tight-knit, pro level play. Being able to dash over a gaping chasm while chucking a tomato directly to your teammate not only feels brilliant, but it also allows you to be far more productive – helping you cook more and increase that all important end of level score.

The other menu-heading addition in Overcooked 2 is online play. The netcode seemed perfectly A-OK to us, but sadly, there’s no support for voice chat at all here. With all our Overcooked sessions dependant on yelling obscenities at each other, navigating Overcooked’s madness in silence felt strangely chilling. Still, there are a few (limited) emotes at your disposal and while it doesn’t quite beat having three friends huddle around a sofa, it’s still a lot of fun.

There are, of course, a TON of silly new chefs to choose from, too. While old favourites like wheelchair racoon and bucktooth boy make a welcome return (we’re going with those as their names) players can now hop into the kitchen as an alligator, a bespectacled ginger maestro or either an elderly man and woman, to name but a few.

It’s worth noting that you can technically play the game in single player as well — but we wouldn’t recommend it. When cooking on your lonesome, players find themselves in control of two chefs, switching between each with a tap of either bumper. Unsurprisingly things get pretty ridiculous pretty fast, with multi-tasking as both chefs soon becoming sweat-inducing as you attempt to avoid disintegrating stages one chef at a time while chucking ingredients across gaping chasms. We found later levels near impossible to do solo, so lonely offline players — be warned.

Is Overcooked 2 Any good?

There are two types of sequels, those that take the template of the original and improve upon it beyond recognition and those that just opt for the bigger and better approach. Overcooked 2 is undeniably the latter.

Yet, when you’re building on such a solid gameplay foundation, it’s hard to really ask for any more. Despite some early concerns, Overcooked 2 is an undeniably brilliant co-op experience. Thanks to some wonderfully inspired (and at times vein-poppingly frustrating) level design, Overcooked 2 is sure to bring any group friends together and make them laugh, scream and cry.

And really, what else could you ask for from a co-op game?

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Why ‘Christopher Robin’ Is The Perfect Family Movie

Why ‘Christopher Robin’ Is The Perfect Family Movie

"But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."

So ends “The House at Pooh Corner,” A.A. Milne’s second volume of stories centered upon the imagination of his son, Christopher Robin, and the boy’s stuffed companions. Published in 1928, the always has been always there, leaving the words to gather layers in nostalgia from generations of our own…

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Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them

Conspiracies are hard. They’re even harder when you’re stupid.

They are, however, deeply compelling. Some people need a single, grand unifying theory of why the world refuses to line up with their expectations. When difficult realities confront people without the intellectual horsepower to understand and accept the truth, some turn to conspiracy theories to paper over the holes in their worldview. No matter how absurd, baroque, and improbable, conspiracies grow on their own like mental kudzu where inconsistencies aren’t signs of illogical conclusions, but of another, deeper layer of some hidden truth, some skein of powerful forces holding the world in its grip.

After Trump’s rally in Tampa this week, the notorious QAnon scam became America’s conspiracy of the moment. And why not? In the face of Donald Trump’s daily meltdowns, mood swings, and unmedicated rage episodes in which he lashes out at every target in reach, his base is desperately looking for a version of reality that gives them some comfort and stability.

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Why Season 7 Is the Perfect Time to Learn This ‘Voltron’ Paladin Is Gay

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains major spoilers from the Season 7 premiere of Voltron Legendary Defender titled “A Little Adventure.” Proceed at your own risk.

Voltron: Legendary Defender had quite the announcement-filled San Diego Comic-Con panel this year. We learned the series will be wrapping up its story after 26 more episodes. Also, during the premiere of the first episode of Season 7, fans discovered that Shiro, the Paladin of the Black Lion, is gay.

The new episode, called “A Little Adventure,” flashes back to Shiro’s days at the Galaxy Garrison, where it’s revealed that Shiro is sick but still wants to fly on an upcoming mission. His stubbornness leads to an argument between him and his flight partner, Adam, about his decision.

That’s how we learn that Shiro is gay and in a relationship with Adam. Unfortunately, for Shiro, that relationship ends when Adam tells him, “Don’t expect me to be here when you get back.”

We learn about Shiro’s previous relationship with Adam at a time when the show is nearing its end. But that’s not a problem. In fact, the timing couldn’t be better.

We Weren’t Expecting This

Shiro, Lance, and Keith
Shiro or Klance?

While the response to Shiro’s sexuality has been positive, the moment was definitely a surprise. For one thing, Voltron has never really been about romantic relationships. Allura and Lotor developed feelings for each other and even kissed before Lotor’s betrayal in Season 6. And of course, Lance has been head-over-heels in love with Allura since day one. But other than that, the focus has been on the story and platonic relationships.

Second, a lot of fans ship “Klance” — the romantic pairing between the characters Keith and Lance. It’s become one of the most popular ships in Voltron and pop culture as a whole. With all the theories and perceived hints in the show, it seemed like Klance was going to be Voltron‘s endgame LGBTQ relationship.

And while Klance could still happen — no one’s ruled it out — Shiro being gay is the more effective choice. If Klance were to happen now, it might be seen as something the Voltron staff included because of fan requests, which could diminish its impact. Not a lot of people expected Shiro to be canonically gay, so his reveal feels more meaningful for representation.

Why Now Is the Right Time

Shiro (left) looking at the back of Adam as they argue
Shiro just wants Adam to turn around … and so do we.

We could’ve discovered Shiro’s sexuality at any point in the series, and it still would’ve been great for representation. But the fact that it’s done well into the series, after a major arc has ended, makes it even better. Shiro is already a well-established as the leader of Team Voltron — whose dark history with the Galra resulted in him being cloned.

Learning that he’s gay doesn’t change any of that. In fact, if we learned this at the beginning of the series, then it might’ve become Shiro’s defining characteristic. Luckily, it didn’t happen that way. Instead, his sexual identity is just another part of his character, and that makes the moment seem natural.

How we learn about Shiro’s sexuality is equally important. The creators decided to use a flashback instead of a big “coming out” moment with the main cast. That means Shiro being gay was a pre-series fact. It’s refreshing that his sexuality isn’t the central plot of the episode or flashback. Rather, the flashback focuses on Adam’s departure after his argument with Shiro about the latter’s mission. The creators don’t make Shiro’s sexuality a big deal, which is what makes this scene so great.

Instead of a boyfriend, the staff could have written in a girlfriend for Shiro and the story wouldn’t have changed. So the decision to include this in Shiro’s storyline is important and speaks volumes. It showcases what’s been true all along — LGBTQ representation can be included in media without taking over the character’s persona, and that’s perfectly alright.

Hollywood, Take Notes

Coran gives Shiro his new nickname
Shiro’s been a hero from the start.

Unfortunately, the way Shiro’s reveal is handled isn’t representative of most media. Some popular franchises have recently confirmed their characters to be queer, but only after their movies were released. For instance, Dumbledore from Harry Potter was recently revealed to be gay, Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok is bisexual, and Lando Calrissian from Star Wars is pansexual. Revealing these characters’ orientations in this manner has lead fans to criticize these films creators for tacking on token LGBTQ representation.

These franchises can learn something from Shiro, though. Right now, they seem to be doing these post-release reveals just to fulfill the pressing demand for representation, which leads to the criticism. Voltron, instead, simply dives into the argument scene with Adam and tackles Shiro’s sexuality on-screen. Other creators should follow Voltron‘s lead and include natural moments like this in their media. Doing so would allow them to break free from criticism and provide genuine representation.

Stories We Can All Relate To

Allura from Voltron
Let fans make a fuss for you.

Sure, it’s still important to have big “coming out” narratives, especially for fans going through similar situations. But unless the story calls for it, take a cue from Shiro. If you don’t make a big fuss about how to include LGBTQ representation and just do it, then fans will love it and make a big fuss for you.

It’s time to stop reaching for that pat on the back and get to work creating positive representations of LGBTQ relationships and people. That way, we can weed out the discrimination and tokenism and focus on creating awesome stories that we can all relate to. Trust Voltron, it works.

You can see how Shiro’s relationship with Adam plays out when Season 7 of Voltron comes to Netflix on August 10.

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Spider-Man Homecoming reviewed: south Londoner Tom Holland the perfect fit in sharp Marvel reboot

Even among Marvel’s roster of superheroes, Spider-Man is the stand-out that people recognise and love. But he has not been part of the famed Marvel Cinematic Universe until now – and it has been worth the wait.

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6 Villainous Actors Perfect for Playing Doctor Doom in the MCU

Fans may be disappointed that Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom standalone film will probably not see fruition anytime soon, but they shouldn’t abandon hope about getting the legendary Marvel villain back on the big screen. The Disney-Fox merger has taken an important step towards becoming reality with Kevin Feige revealing he’s waiting on a certain important phone call. Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has even expressed interest in directing a Fantastic Four film for the MCU.

All of this suggests Marvel’s First Family could play a big role in Phase 4 of the MCU. So, the question is: who should play Doctor Doom? Several suitable actors are already well known for a villain role that appeals to a particular aspect of Doom’s character. Here are six villainous actors perfect for playing the MCU version of Doctor Doom.

Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendlesson as Director Orson Krennic in Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

Mendelsohn was Noah Hawley’s choice to play Doom in his film and for good reason. As Director Orson Krennic in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Mendelsohn’s character exhibits many of Doom’s important traits. Both characters are steely, exhibit hubris, and even wear a cool cloak.

Most importantly, like Doom, Krennic is determined to see his own ambitions come true while callously disregarding anything and anyone else. Krennic’s desire to ascend to the top of the Galactic Empire is akin to Doom’s quest to become the most powerful being in the universe. In this quest, Krennic plays a pivotal role in the creation of the Death Star and demonstrates the superweapon on Jedha City. His loving admiration over the resulting death and destruction would be a classic Doom moment. Mendelsohn’s portrayal of Krennic has indeed prepared him to illustrate Doom’s evilness.

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldermort

As Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, Fiennes is quite haunting in his portrayal of the powerful wizard. He conjured up particularly gruesome ways to try and kill Harry, starting with the Avada Kedavra curse when Harry is just a baby.

Doom can be downright horrifying at times in the comics, especially when it comes to his dealings with the Fantastic Four, whom he considers his sworn enemies. He once used mystical abilities to switch their powers just to torture them. This aspect of Doom’s character has sorely been lacking in every Fantastic Four movie so far. Fiennes would be the perfect choice to portray a version of Doom that sends a chill through the audience.

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad

The man responsible for bringing to life antihero Walter White in Breaking Bad deserves a chance to portray the legendary Marvel villain. Perhaps the most important aspect of Doom’s personality is his intelligence, and Cranston would shine in bringing this aspect of Doom to life. After all, it is Walter’s expertise in chemistry that begins his meth empire.

Even more impressive than their backgrounds in science is both Walter’s and Doom’s strategizing abilities. Walter always seems to have a clever solution for wading his way through a harrowing situation. Similarly, Doom masterminds creative methods for eliminating his adversaries. Walter maintains the confidence necessary for clearly thinking things through. Such gravitas puts Cranston in a uniquely ideal position to play Doom.

 Shasha Roiz

Shasha Roiz as Captain Sean Reanard in Grimm

Roiz’s role as Captain Sean Renard on NBC’s hit series Grimm may lean more heroic than villainous, and this positions him to play off a unique side of Doom. There have been times in which Doom isn’t the villain of the story, whether he’s battling a greater threat or, yes, flat out aiding the Fantastic Four or another hero. For Renard, it’s the opposite.

Renard ultimately comes off heroic, but you question his allegiance throughout the series. He lies to Nick from the start about his knowledge regarding Nick’s ancestors and even had associate Adalind Schade attempt to kill Nick’s Aunt Marie. Such dichotomy in a character is no easy feat to pull off. It would be great seeing Roiz portray a more complicated version of Doom.

Denzel Washington

It’s time we got to see Doctor Doom in his natural habitat: in his homeland of Latveria where he rules with an iron fist as King. Doom’s rule over the country is that of an absolute monarchy. What he decrees is law, and no one has the power to question his authority. Sure, Latveria may seem like a utopia at times, but this comes at the high cost of sacrificing freedom.

A unique source of inspiration for this more manipulative version of Doom could draw from Washington’s role as corrupt police detective Alonzo Harris in Training Day. Harris uses his authority and intimidation to successfully put other corrupt cops and gang members in his pocket to do his bidding. Despite being known by some as crooked, Harris is a decorated officer who’s able to cleverly disguise his misdeeds as legitimate police work. Washington could be just what the doctor ordered in illustrating Doom’s tyrannical side.

 Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique

Gender swapping characters in the MCU is not a new concept. Tilda Swinton and Carrie-Anne Moss have both portrayed characters that are usually male in the Ancient One and Jeryn Hogarth respectively. Doctor Doom’s prominence in the Marvel Universe would make it a huge gamble to cast the character as female. Such a gamble could pay off in spades if the right person is chosen, such as Jennifer Lawrence.

It certainly helps that she’s already played another Marvel baddie: Brotherhood Mutant Mystique. Both Mystique and Doom come from tragic backgrounds. Lawrence would do well in showing that Doom can sometimes elicit sympathy as well as occasionally have a conscience. Perhaps the MCU should introduce us to Victoria Von Doom rather than Victor Von Doom.

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Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Are Married: ‘Our Wedding Day Was Absolutely Perfect!’

Josiah Duggar is a married man!

The Counting On star wed Lauren Swanson on Saturday at John Brown University Cathedral of the Ozarks in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

“What a joy it is to be husband and wife!” the couple exclusively tells PEOPLE of the special Duggar family celebration. “Our wedding day was absolutely perfect!”

Added Duggar, “What was even more perfect was to see my beautiful bride walking down the aisle. We are so thankful the Lord has brought us to this place and we can’t wait to begin our journey as husband and wife!” 

For their special day, the bride chose a wedding gown from The White Dress Boutique, while her eight bridesmaids wore blush-colored dresses handmade by Jana Duggar and Josh Duggar’s wife Anna.

The ceremony was officiated by Lauren’s father Dwain Swanson, and the romantic theme incorporated flowers, wood and iron. For their wedding colors, the couple chose a combination of grey and blue, pink and olive, plus green and white.

At the reception, guests enjoyed cupcakes, a candy bar and a strawberry shortcake-flavored, heart-shaped wedding cake.

RELATED: Do You Know Your Duggars? A Comprehensive Guide to the Giant Family 

Before saying “I do,” the pair hosted a “summer-style” indoor cookout rehearsal dinner with burgers, hot dogs and sides on the menu.

The newlyweds first announced they were courting in January and got engaged just two months later.

“We are overjoyed to begin this new phase of our lives together,” Josiah told PEOPLE in January. “Through the years our families’ friendship has allowed us to get to know one another as friends. I can definitely say I have found a great friend … even better than I could have hoped for or imagined.”

He continued: “I so appreciate Lauren’s Christlike character and tender heart toward others. She bring sunshine into the room and encourages everyone around her. It’s always stood out to me that in every situation, she looks for the one who appears to be sad or lonely and quickly can brighten their day by sharing words of hope, an encouraging scripture, a prayer or even a simple smile with them.”

Lauren is the eldest of eight children and has been a family friend of the Duggars for years, even making an appearance on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting.

TLC’s Counting On returns Monday, July 30 at 9/8c.


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5 books that are perfect for a beach vacation


You count down the days, the hours, the minutes and even the seconds, and then eventually… It’s vacation time! Yep, it’s finally time to pack your swimsuit, leave all of your sweatshirts behind, slather yourself in sun lotion, grab a pina colada, and make your mark on the beach. Although we love nothing more than frolicking on the beach and topping up our tan, we also love to stick our red noses in a good book. But which one do you choose? Here are 5 books that are perfect for a beach vacation…

Into the Water – Paula Hawkins

Okay, we’re gonna level with you, we’re kinda obsessed with thrillers. For some reason, we just can’t get enough of asking us ‘Who Dunnit?’ and Paula Hawkins’ Into The Water is the best thriller to sink your teeth into. Yep, if you want to find yourself on the edge of your beach chair, this book will do just that. After two women are found mysteriously murdered on the edge of the river in the middle of a town that is stuck in its ways, one former resident has to make her way back to the town to learn more about her own story – while uncovering some pretty dark secrets about the town and the deaths.

The Rules Do Not Apply – Ariel Levy

You might already know who Ariel Levy is, as she is a famous journalist-turned-author who has since written down her memoir in this awesome book. The Rules Do Not Apply follows her life after the death of son, and the problems of reaching for too much in life. She will show you that life isn’t always about getting what we want all of the time, and will make you truly appreciate what you have in life. This will be even more important when you realize how lucky you are to be sitting on a beach and drinking margaritas on a Monday afternoon.

The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing – Mira Jacob

If you fancy sinking your teeth into a 512 page-turner, then The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing is definitely for you. This story follows the life of Amina – a thirty-something photographer who finds herself giving up her dream and her life in Seattle to care for her sick father in Albuquerque. Amina soon finds herself revisiting old memories and an old life she tried to forget and understanding a family history she was kept away from. As a poignant reminder of the importance of family, this beach vacation read will fill your heart.

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman has written a book that you won’t want to put down, which means you might have to rearrange your sunset dinner reservations. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine follows the life of (you guessed it!) Eleanor Oliphant, an accountant from Glasgow who lives a pretty ordinary life. You know, apart from the fact that she lives completely alone with just a weekly pizza and a bottle of spirits for her company. However, she also has a terrible path to contend with – something that soon makes it way up to the surface and disrupts her seemingly perfect life.

The Chalk Artist – Allegra Goodman

After dropping out of college, Colin James finds himself stuck in limbo. Where does he go from here? What does life have in store for him? He eventually finds a job in a local restaurant, waiting tables, and chalking the streets of Massachusetts in his free time. On another side of the city, Nina Lazare is busy teaching her high school students and living in the shadow of her tech-boss father. As the pair find their paths crossing, neither Collin or Nina realize quite how important they will be in each other’s lives. As a realistic depiction of love, class, and companionship, this one will put a smile on your face while you top up your tan on your beach vacation.

Looking for the perfect beach vacation read? Look no further! It’s time to get your book on!


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Inside Charlie Puth’s pad: a plethora of pianos, perfect pitch demo

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Hear Me Out—Kris Jenner’s ’90s Wardrobe Is So Perfect for Now

Many of the key buys for 2018 are reworkings of ’80s and ’90s classics, such as Versace scarf prints, leather belt bags, pastel double-breasted suits and white shoes. This week, Kris Jenner hijacked her daughter Kylie’s Instagram account to show her collection with Kylie Cosmetics—she wore all black with a chunky gold Chanel chain belt and micro sunglasses. Kris is often overlooked in the fashion department, but this Instagram story reminded me that no one does diva ’80s glamour quite like Kris. Looking at old pictures of Kris, I found her wearing a lavender double-breasted jacket, leopard-print swimwear and all this season’s key accessories. Keep scrolling to see—and shop—Kris Jenner’s best throwback looks.

Style Notes: Kris Jenner’s lilac double-breasted trouser suit is trending once again for 2018. 

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

Style Notes: A cardigan over a hoodie? This screams Vetements to us. 

Style Notes: Gold chains were a Kris signature. 

Style Notes: Pink double-breasted and gold jewellery is a winning combo for 2018. 

Style Notes: Don’t let that leopard distract you from the amazing Chanel belt bag resting on her hips.

Style Notes: Lemon dresses and white pumps—these are other ’80s Kris–approved trends making a comeback for 2018. 

Style Notes: Sarongs have made it on our beachwear key trends list for 2018.

We told you she’s iconic.

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Your Complete Guide to the Shoes That Are Perfect With Skinny Jeans

They’re a wardrobe staple—a second skin—yet from time to time, our skinny jeans throw us a sartorial curveball when it comes to which shoes to pair them with. There’s not much in the footwear department that doesn’t go with a spray-on silhouette, but sometimes it’s the wash of the denim and the height of the heel that can make all the difference.

A little turn-up here and a lighter shade there can take you from outfit frustration to outfit success. How do we know this? Because one look at some of the most stylish women out there revealed as much. From the queen of skinny jeans, Kate Moss (who must sleep in hers), to street style superstars, we’ve scanned their best looks for the ultimate skinny-jean recipes. Scroll for your complete guide on the shoes to wear with skinny jeans.

Style Notes: Classic white lace-up sneakers have proved that they’re here to stay, and this is music to our ears. As seen on petite fashion influencer Monikh Dale, there’s plenty of proof that this can look absolutely amazing when you’re not a glamazon. They’re skinny jeans’ new best friend.
Available in sizes 5 to 13.
Style Notes: An off-duty model is all we need to show us that loafers—even if they’re on the scuffed, vintage side—and skinny jeans are perfect for trekking around a big city in style. Pack a pair (we’re obsessed with the Olsens’ offering at The Row) on your next mini break, and wear them on the plane—your feet will thank you.
Available in sizes 4 to 12.
Style Notes: Skinnies and trainers go together like bread and butter. But as London-based fashion guru Irina Lakicevic proves, the coolest combination for now lies in chunkier-soled, sporty kicks like these classic Nikes.
Available in sizes 6 to 15.
Style Notes: It worked for Audrey Hepburn all those years ago, and it still works today. Flat, pointed shoes elevate a pair of figure-hugging jeans to no end. A color-popping style like these cult Aquazzura lace-ups adds further interest.
Available in sizes 4 to 11.
Style Notes: Pernille Teisbaek often wears her sharp-pointed courts from Balenciaga with skinny jeans—and you can see why. They elongate your legs to no end, meaning you can balance out a cosy sweater very nicely.
Available in sizes 6 to 11.
Style Notes: If flats are too flat, heels are too heeled, and sneakers feel just plain wrong for you, then the solution lies in cute midi-heeled block pumps. Glove shoes like Maria Alia’s (worn here with socks) are the perfect, comfortable, elevated option.
Available in sizes 6.5 to 10.5.
Style Notes: There’s nothing like minimalistic strappy sandals to add a dressy edge to a pair of casual jeans. British supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is a pro at styling hers. Follow her lead and make sure that yours stop just above the ankle straps of your shoes.
Available in sizes 4.5 to 11.5.
Style Notes: She made skinny jeans a wardrobe essential around the world, so it’s only right that we look to Kate Moss for how to style them. And the answer is yes, you can wear them with sandals—even jet-black denim. Note how the supermodel added a little turn-up to hers to avoid them scrunching around the ankles—a definite no-no when going for skinny jeans and sandals.
Available in sizes EU36 to EU39.5.
Style Notes: The Hadids and Jenners like to tuck their skinnies into sock boots, and the idea has caught on for the rest of the world. You can wear them untucked, but ideally the hemline needs to sit just above the top of your boots.
Available in sizes 6 to 9.5.

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4 Reasons Elon Musk and Grimes Make a Perfect Couple

Early last week, news that Tesla CEO Elon Musk was dating the musician Grimes took the internet by storm–and just hours later, they showed up together at the Met Gala. Some onlookers more focused on the business world might have been a bit —despite a passionate fanbase, Grimes (whose real name is Claire Boucher) is hardly a household name.

But the two have a lot in common, and even if you don’t care about gossip or music, the relationship offers some insight into one of the greatest technological visionaries of our age. Here’s why.

They Built Their Careers One Step At A Time

Musk’s first company, started after he dropped out of graduate school for physics, was an online city guide called Zip2. Selling Zip2 to Compaq allowed him to build Paypal, whose sale in turn funded Tesla and SpaceX.

Grimes, similarly, expanded her palette bit by bit, starting with the very lo-fi album Geidi Primes, which was so obscure its first release was on cassette–part of a nostalgic revival of the format. That built to the slightly more polished album Visions, then onward towards even bigger things.

They’re The Star of Their Own Show

Though Musk occasionally nods to the huge staff of engineers and execs that have helped him accomplish so much, his public profile is so immense that they mostly stay in the shadows. Grimes is more literally a one-person-band: her early works were recorded in her bedroom and uploaded to MySpace. She has even toured extensively by herself, using electronics to recreate her songs live.

They Come From the Future

Elon and Grimes are both preoccupied (or maybe obsessed) with technology and outer space. According to reports, they connected in part through an obscure joke about artificial intelligence. Boucher’s Geidi Primes album was named after a fictional planet in Frank Herbert’s classic Dune novels, and Musk named SpaceX’s two drone ships in honor of sci-fi novelist Iain M. Banks, arguably Herbert’s most worthy successor. And Grimes’ echoey, electronic sound would fit right in at a dance club on Mars–where Musk wants to build a colony.

They’re Not Afraid to Fail–And Then Talk About It

Musk is notorious for setting goals so ambitious that, even when he falls short, he winds up somewhere pretty cool. Lately, that has gotten him in apparently serious trouble for badly missing production goals for Tesla’s Model 3, which he admits was largely his fault. But the same ambition led to a landmark moment for SpaceX last Friday with the launch and recovery of the Block 5 Falcon 9 rocket–during which it appears Boucher was hanging out in the SpaceX control room.

Grimes seems to be made of similar stuff. In 2014, when fans were disappointed by an early song from the album that was going to follow Visions, Boucher scrapped the work she’d done and took the whole project in a new direction. What she wound up with was 2015’s Art Angels, an album that hewed closer to her offbeat roots while still pushing into pop territory–and won her almost universal acclaim.

It’s unclear how serious the Boucher-Musk pairing is, or where it might be headed (and Musk doesn’t have the best record with relationships). But they’ve got a lot going for them, including this: Musk is clearly fond of offbeat music, from David Bowie to mariachi.



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When Postcards Provided the Perfect Format for Propaganda

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive– Promised gift of Leonard A. Lauder Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During its peak in the 20th century, the postcard was everywhere. It was widely considered a popular and accessible medium that was progressive for its time period. It was primarily used as a collectable item that magnified the pressing political and social prejudices of the era.

In 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston was founded to serve audiences around the world with art that challenged the thought of imagination. In 2010, it became the residence to the Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive. The archive handled the study of the commerce, distribution, and development of the images. In addition, the archive manifests the narrative perpetuated by the medium itself, and the complications of art during both world wars and the years between.

The Propaganda Front depicts examples of the relationship between art, politics, and propaganda. The imagery raises questions on the role of mass media during this period and the social and political effects these images had on the public. These postcards hold timeless moments of history and showcase the complexities and mastery of graphic design. The following postcard images include universal messages that highlight the preconceptions of its time that can resonate both politically and socially today.

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Why a 5-year age gap between my kids has turned out to be perfect


Melissa Willets

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My first three children were born very close together.

Age gap between kids

So up until now, I never really knew any other way of doing things. My life was always about having at least two kids in diapers, balancing the terrible twos and infancy, multiple car seats and strollers, and dealing with tantrums and teething and baby poop patterns while potty training.

After our third child was born, we tried to get pregnant for years, and even endured a late-pregnancy loss before conceiving the baby I am due to have in the next several weeks.

For a long time, I thought having an age gap of five years between my youngest and the baby would mean he would be at a disadvantage; that he would have a hard time fitting into our crew. I also worried how I would fare going back to the baby stage after such a long break.

But I’m starting to realize there are many benefits to the five year age difference, not only for me, but for our entire family.

My youngest actually understands that I’m having a baby. For a toddler or even a preschooler, the idea of a sibling growing in mommy’s tummy and then coming home to live with you, forever, is very abstract. I remember trying to prepare my kids for the arrival of our baby, but truthfully, they didn’t get it until the baby was born, and didn’t go away. This time my youngest daughter is almost 5, and she really is getting it. It’s fun to see her level of excitement and how much she wants to be involved in the pregnancy. One of the cutest things she does is to whisper goodnight to my belly before she goes to bed each night. Sniff.

She also accepts that sometimes I’m tired and I have to sit down, so I can’t play anymore or we have to leave the park. Can’t say I experienced that kind of empathy during previous pregnancies!

5 year age difference is awesome

I don’t have to pick my daughter up anymore. Sure, I like to cuddle with my (current) youngest, and hold her when I can, but now that I’m heavily pregnant, it’s a relief she doesn’t need to be carried. She can walk on her own (even if sometimes she’d rather be carried), and spare me the back pain, and even potential complications associated with lifting a child in pregnancy.

My little one is newly self-sufficient. At almost 5 years old, my daughter can now dress herself (yeah, her outfit choices are often questionable, but she can perform this task on her own), do most of her business in the bathroom, get her own snack, and play independently. What all of this means for me: I have more time to rest and focus on taking care of myself than during previous pregnancies.

I can get things done without having to watch her every second. Of course a 5-year-old still requires constant supervision. But she can play in her room on her own, or go upstairs without me having to follow an inch behind. I can only imagine how this will translate once my son is born. I’ll be able to actually shower or eat when the baby is sleeping rather than chase after a toddler. How liberating!

I have a helper. My daughter is so excited to help out with the baby, from picking out his outfits to maybe even giving him a bottle (we’ll see!). What a luxury to have an “older” child who can fetch a diaper or grab my phone for me. And who (probably) won’t poke him in the eye, like my 2-year-old kept doing when my second daughter was born.

What do you think the perfect age gap is between kids?

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William Shatner Is Still Out Here Asking Us About Our Perfect Date

William Shatner wants to know about your perfect date. No, don’t tell him it’s April 25. That joke, circulating once again thanks to the classic beauty pageant scene he acted in from 2000 movie Miss Congeniality, has already been done.

Instead, Shatner has partnered up with Match.com to help those looking for love find some ideal romance. But he’s giving credit where it’s due: to Miss Rhode Island herself, of course. “Who knew that your response was going to turn into a national holiday? The perfect date, remember? Not too hot, not too cold, just bring a light jacket,” Shatner recites in an Instagram post publicizing his latest gig. To celebrate the everlasting power of that moment after nearly two decades, Shatner asked people to submit their own perfect date concepts. Some lucky winners will get to make their romantic dreams come true, too — as long as $ 500 cash will cover it.

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Anthony Bourdain and Asia Argento Share Intimate Selfies from a ‘Perfect Day’ Together

Anthony Bourdain and his girlfriend Asia Argento look more in love than ever.

The chef, 61, and Italian actress, 42, each took to their individual Instagram accounts to share similar, intimate selfies on Wednesday.

“Just a perfect day,” Bourdain, who has been dating Argento since 2016, posted. “You made me forget myself.”

Argento also posted a shot of the couple standing in dim lighting and showing off her chest tattoo with a caption quoting David Bowie’s “Golden Years”: “I’ll stick with you baby for a thousand years, nothing’s gonna touch you in these golden years, gold,” she wrote.

The duo first met when Argento appeared on season eight of Parts Unknown. Since then, she has contributed to many episodes and Bourdain frequently visits her in her hometown of Rome.

RELATED: Anthony Bourdain Opens Up About His Girlfriend and How She Inspires His Work: ‘We’re Both Circus Freaks’

In January, Bourdain shared a photo with Argento from when they filmed another episode of the CNN series together in Hong Kong for season 11.

“ has spent a lifetime in film since she was 9 years old. She comes from generations of filmmakers on both sides of the family,”Bourdain told PEOPLE in September. “She’s a really accomplished director and writer along with being a longtime actress and a real sponge for culture, music, literature. So she’s enormously helpful and inspiring.”

“We both work a lot. And we’re both away from home a lot so we’re both circus freaks in the same circus—or different circuses I guess,” he added.

Parts Unknown returns on Sunday, April 29 at 9 p.m. ET on CNN.


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Since there’s a good chance that you’ve been living in black, grey, and navy workout gear all winter, we’re here to provide a little encouragement to lighten things up for spring (without spending a lot of money). Enter JoyLab, the brand that we proudly co-design with Target. The latest collection dropped today and it’s filled with pieces you’ll want to add to cart immediately. We’re talking leggings, matching workout tops, and layering pieces, all of which will cost you less than $ 35. Each piece is functional (and comfortable) enough to work up a sweat in but also stylish enough to run around town in. And that’s our definition of activewear success. 

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Elon Musk says Autopilot will never be perfect but can ‘reduce accidents by a factor of 10’

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Earlier today, CBS This Morning aired a new clip from its sit-down interview with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The clip below centers on Tesla’s Autopilot feature, a topic that has been in the news quite a bit over the past few weeks following a tragic crash that saw a Model X in Autopilot mode careen into a highway divider before the vehicle’s battery pack burst into flames.

In the wake of the accident, Tesla said that the car’s Autopilot system warned the driver to place his hands on the wheel in the seconds leading up to the crash, warnings that Tesla claims were not heeded.

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Your perfect day in Washington D.C.


The nation’s capital is a really interesting, spectacular, and impressive place. There is so much to do and see, but never enough time to see all of it. What should you do on a day out in Washington DC? What are the main places you can’t miss? And more importantly, where should you eat? Luckily this DC native has you covered.

The White House

You’re in Washington already, you may as well see the most important mansion in the entire world. The great thing is that because it is a publicly funded house, there are tons and tons of tours which you can take. And thankfully, because of Jackie Kennedy’s restoration project in the 1950s, you can see a whole lot of the original furniture that famous presidents, first ladies, and everyone in between used. You can even see where and how the current president lives.

In order to get tickets to see the White House, you need to request them at least 21 days in advance from the White House visitor’s website. You have to have valid photo ID, but it is free, so there there’s that.

The Capitol Building

Another must see in Washington DC is the US Capitol Building, where all of the laws which govern the United States and impact the world are made. You can even go to the observation deck and see Congress in session.

Tours are free, but they must be set up either by your Representative or your Senator. Just shoot them an email (they probably have a section with how to get tickets on their website) and coordinate your visit with them. You will also probably get to meet your Senator or Representative too.

The National Mall

No, this isn’t a shopping mall. This is a giant expanse of green space which goes between the US Capitol Building on one end to the Lincoln Memorial on the other. Going from the Capitol side heading east, you will run into people playing kickball or baseball or just relaxing on the grass with the Smithsonian museums on both sides of you. As you continue, you will reach the Washington Monument. Sadly, the inside of the monument is closed due to an damage from an earthquake in 2013, but you can still see it!

Continuing on, you will go past the World War II memorial. Continue a bit further to see the reflecting pool for the Washington Monument with the Vietnam War Memorial and Korean War Memorial on either side. Finally, you will come to the giant statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian museums are a bunch of free museums which are open to the public and hold some of America’s treasures. Of the 19 museums in the institution, 11 are on The National Mall. Spend time at the Air and Space Museum and see the Wright Brothers’ plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, and the space capsule John Glenn returned to earth in.

At the Natural History Museum not only can you see the nation’s largest stuffed animal collection, but you can also see the Hope Diamond – the world’s largest diamond. At the Museum of American History you can see the flag that inspired the Star Spangled Banner, George Washington’s military uniform, and Kermit the Frog. And those are only in 3 of the 19 museums.

Where to eat

Washington DC has a whole plethora of amazing food options, able to cater to whatever it is you’re searching for. For instance, one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the United States is called Dukem, located in the city’s Adams Morgan neighborhood. Across the street is one of the best falafel joints in the country called Amsterdam Falafel (ask for Israeli style to get fries in the sandwich too). Meanwhile, over in the U Street neighborhood is Ben’s Chili Bowl with the best chili dog on the planet.

If you’re looking for something more American, go up to Tenleytown for Chef Geoff’s, a favorite happy hour spot for American University students and diplomats alike. If you’re looking for something more upscale, head to Blacksalt in the city’s posh Foxhall neighborhood. Or just go to the Georgetown area.


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How to Write the Perfect Instagram Caption, According to an Expert

In the fashion community, few social media platforms are as beloved as Instagram. Whether we’re sharing snaps of our latest #ootd or browsing through other fashion people’s fabulous posts from runway shows, parties, and beyond, Instagram is where it’s at. There’s only one problem.

Posting a photo to Instagram, of course, isn’t really a hard thing to do—the challenge comes in crafting the perfect caption to accompany the image. Some of our favorite It girls are really good at it—we’re looking at you, Alexa Chung—and while we take inspiration from their daily musings, we thought it might be wise to pick the brain of a bona fide social media expert. And that’s just what we did.

We sat down to chat with Michael Kwolek, the director of research at social media consultancy firm Room 214. We asked him to share his learnings on the types of Instagram captions that work—the ones that increase engagement, are prone to getting you more likes, and generally make people like you more on the platform—and, of course, the types of captions that don’t work.

What he had to say really surprised us. Keep scrolling for an expert’s tips on how to write the perfect cute Instagram caption.

“Brevity is so important,” Kwolek tells us. “I like when people just use a caption like ‘This.’ [to go along with their image]. That’s always a good go-to. Something super brief. It should be shorter than a tweet.”
It’s true: All those people you follow who like to #hashtag #every #word #in #their #Instagram #poststhey’re doing it wrong.  “
Gasp. According to Kwolek, if your Instagram caption is borderline illegible, that’s a bad thing. (Though you’d probably never know it from taking a quick scroll through your feed.)
“Add value to the image with the caption,” Kwolek recommends. “When I scroll through Instagram, I don’t necessarily even read the captions. If you want to have a caption that people are actually going to want to read, you kind of have to build that up with the image first. You want people to say, ‘I’m going to look at this image, but hey, I’m going to read this caption too.'” And how do you do that? “
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How do you approach writing Instagram captions? 

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The Perfect Novel for Easter: William Faulkner’s ‘The Sound and the Fury’

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When we think of the works of William Faulkner, we’re unlikely to muse upon feelings of glorious rebirth, or any kind of positive reversal. Cram your mind full of almost any of his novels—minus, perhaps, the potboiling Sanctuary, written by a fame-seeking Bill for cash—and you will come away away with the sensation that that family of yours you’ve complained about over the years is a veritable benchmark for stability and support. You may then reach for the bottle on behalf of the clans that Faulkner’s imagination created.

You can’t get much more dysfunctional than the brood at the heart of The Sound and the Fury, but what I would also tell you is that here we have the ultimate Easter novel.

There isn’t exactly a booming Easter lit market. It’s not like Christmas, where we have a bumper crop of ghost stories that will last as long as we do as humans. There is a story from 1886 by Chekhov called “Easter Eve,” which involves a guy taking a barge across a river on his way to a church service and the ferryman telling him about this dead buddy of his who never got to share his stories with anyone. That’s pretty good. But yeah—there’s an Easter literature void.

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6 Perfect Fashion Podcasts for Your Commute

It’s a busy world out there for a fashion enthusiast. Between staying up to date on the latest trends and keeping track of all the fashion house shake-ups, you have to find time for your own life, too. The best way to stay on track is to get your content on the go with a podcast. So why not add a few fashion-related programs to your list and give them a listen while you commute? Make the best of your time on the ride to work—these podcasts are our favorite way to make our commute fly by. Each of these podcasts takes a different approach to fashion, every one with a unique take on style. Some are more news driven while others focus on pop culture. Try out an episode of each—you never know, you might end up being a loyal listener of all of them. Ahead, check out some of our favorite fashion podcasts we recommend you tune in for on your next trek to work.

Leandra Medine has seamlessly married entertainment and content with this podcast series. Every week, Man Repeller filmmaker Jay Buim sits down with cool women from the arts, tech, and fashion realm to talk about their lives and work. The blog’s quirky taste has certainly crept into the aesthetic here, and we’re certainly not complaining—see the hilarious episode with Whitney Cummings.
Girlboss Radio is everything we hoped it would be and more. In typical Sophia Amoruso fashion, the Nasty Gal founder has created something at once inspiring and hilarious. She uses the platform to interview women who have established themselves in one field or another and who lend inspiration to listeners with the laughs and lessons they’ve experienced along the way.
André Leon Talley is the host. We repeat: André Leon Talley is the host. If that’s not enough to pull you in (although how could it not be?), we guarantee the caliber of the Vogue podcast is just as good and even better than the publication itself. It covers everything from the buzziest fashion news to what everyone’s talking about at the office. We’re certain every fashion girl out there would love to know what goes on at those headquarters.
The Yahoo Style podcast may just have six episodes, but they’re packed full of strong style content through a pop culture lens. Editor in chief Joe Zee hosts the episodes and covers all the best fashion news with entertaining twists, such as playing Cards Against Fashion Humanity on air. We’re sold!
Harper’s Bazaar calls this podcast the best for the “true fashion nerd at heart.” We couldn’t agree more. It dives into the latest news of the industry itself by gleaning information from seasoned professionals in every expertise from design to technology. If you’re looking for a crash course on how fashion really works, this is the program for you.
In Pop Fashion, fashion stylist Kaarin Vembar and former vintage-store owner Lisa Rowan discuss everything you need to know about the business and creativity of the fashion industry. They even take listener questions, so really, you can learn about exactly what you want to know.
This writer is a particular fan of the Vancouver-based millennial trio Abby, Evan, and Katie. The three fashion lovers strike the perfect balance to create a program that quite honestly mirrors the industry itself—immensely multifaceted, crazy, and beautiful. Catch their episodes biweekly.
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Stars Reflect on Franchise’s Future and That Icky Band Name

Pitch Perfect 3 is the third film in the popular comedy franchise, but will it be the last?

For stars Chrissie Fit and Hana Mae Lee, who play Flo and Lilly, respectively, the series has run its course, but they’d be open to returning.

“The [ending] montage really felt it was the end,” Fit told FANDOM. “People really love these characters and want to see what’s next for them. Maybe Flo [who becomes an entrepreneur] will finance their next tour.”

Lee, who’s been part of the franchise since the original 2012 film, agrees. “I love playing Lily,” she explained. “If there is [a fourth film], I’m down and I feel people would be excited. If there isn’t, I felt the third one was a really nice ending.”

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Lee says they got their routines down easier in this film.

Lee joked that she might be getting a little too old to do the intense song and dance routines.

“All of them were challenging because my body is getting older,” she said with a laugh. “You know you’re getting old when you’re being shown dance moves and you’re like, ‘Hmm, I’m going to have back issues and neck issues later.’”

Still, she admitted that the actors’ experience from the previous films was helpful, especially with new director Trish Sie, who comes from a music video background. “We got the dance moves more quickly this time around,” Lee stated. “It’s in our veins.”

Fit, who joined in Pitch Perfect 2, said performing Britney Spears’ “Toxic” was the most challenging.

The scene is the climax of the movie, and the girls find themselves held on a yacht at gunpoint by gangsters.

“There were so many elements to it. The action sequence, dancing, and singing for our lives,” Fit explained. Luckily, the shoot took place on a sound stage instead of open waters.

“Production actually built a yacht on a sound stage which was nuts. They had this huge tank with lukewarm bath water, which was better than jumping into the ocean,” Fit admitted.

“That whole filming day was really fun,” she continued. “We got to be action stars for a minute and afterward you were in a pool with all your best friends. We were playing games, synchronized swimming. It was one of my favorite moments. It felt like we were all kids again.

Many more behind-the-scenes clips can be found on the Pitch Perfect 3 home release, out this week. Other highlights include a gag reel and an intimate and emotional look at the final performance.

That Icky Band Name

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Openly gay actress Ruby Rose fronts a fictional band called Evermoist.

Speaking of funny moments, FANDOM had to ask both actresses about the name of guest star Ruby Rose’s band. The all-girl band was named Evermoist.

“It just sounds so gross,” Fit responded. “Automatic cringe from me. I think Rebel Wilson is the only one who could hear ‘Evermoist’ and improv seven jokes right after. She started talking about being ‘never moist, ever again’ [laughs].”

Adds Lee, “I was like ‘what is that?’” upon hearing the name. “What’s funny is that it can be real. There could be a really successful band named Evermoist in this world right now.”

And while the girls of Evermoist battled the Barden Bella alums, Fit said the film’s legacy is its empowering message.

“This is how female friendships are,” she explained. “It’s not catty, it’s not divisive. We are stronger together!”

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Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit

Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit

Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit

Netflix’s highly anticipated reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is slowly coming together, and now the streaming platform has finally cast Sabrina’s lovable boyfriend. Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch will fill the role of Harvey Kinkle, opposite Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina, and we couldn’t be more excited about this announcement.

Like his predecessor in the ABC sitcom, it seems Lynch’s Harvey will be blissfully unaware of the magical happenings around him — at least, at first. According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix’s Harvey is, “the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”

And while Lynch is best known for lighthearted projects like Teen Beach Movie, the actor recently shed his Disney Channel roots to play serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer. So he’s definitely no stranger to going dark. Which will come in handy here.

The still untitled Sabrina series will be a major departure from the sitcom, instead following the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics.

The show, which has previously been described as being “in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist” — yes, really — is being helmed by the same creative mind behind Riverdale: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing, directing, and executive producing the series. While the series was originally being shopped to The CW as a companion series for Riverdale, Netflix eagerly scooped it up, giving it an immediate two season, 20 episode order.

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Lynch joins Wonder Woman‘s Lucy Davis who has already been tapped to play Aunt Hilda, while Homeland’s Miranda Otto will play Aunt Zelda. And for those worried about the appearance of a particular black cat, Aguirre-Sacasa has already reassured fans that Salem will definitely be in the Netflix series. *Phew*

While the series is from the same people responsible for beloved teen-noir drama Riverdale, we have a feeling Sabrina is going to be just a bit more terrifying.

According to the press release, the series is a “dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft and will follow Sabrina as she struggles to understand her “dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.” 

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the series but when it does, we may be watching this one with the lights on.



Barbie “sheroes” are the perfect tribute to International Women’s Day


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Ahead of International Women’s Day, Barbie has honored 14 historical and modern-day role models — including gold medalist Chloe Kim, director Patty Jenkins and conservationist Bindi Irwin —  as part of its “Sheroes” program. And they are seriously awesome.

Each one-of-a-kind doll was made in the likeness of the woman being honored, as Barbie announced on Tuesday. This year, they are:

  • Patty Jenkins (filmmaker, USA,)
  • Chloe Kim (snowboarding champion, USA)
  • Bindi Irwin (conservationist, Australia)
  • Nicola Adams (boxing champion, UK)
  • Çağla Kubat (windsurfer, Turkey)
  • Hélène Darroze (world-renowned chef, France)
  • Hui Ruoqi (volleyball champion, China)
  • Leyla Piedayesh (designer and entrepreneur, Germany)
  • Lorena Ochoa (professional golfer, Mexico)
  • Martyna Wojciechowska (journalist, Poland)
  • Sara Gama, (soccer player, Italy)
  • Xiaotong Guan (actress and philanthropist, China)
  • Yuan Tan (prima ballerina, China)
  • Vicky Martin Berrocal (entrepreneur and fashion designer, Spain).

Unfortunately, these amazing dolls aren’t for sale — because the real, live women get to keep their one-of-a-kind, look–alike Barbie. (Womp, womp.) However, for Barbie enthusiasts who want to get their hands on other dolls inspired by other kick-@$ $ women, there is a bit a good news. Mattel has also announced its new Inspiring Women line featuring historical dolls that come with educational info about the important contributions each woman has made to society.

The first three dolls in the series, according to a news release, are: Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo and Katherine Johnson.

“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day because we know that you can’t be what you can’t see,” Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager, Barbie, said in the news release. “Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”

Now this is the kind of Barbie I can get behind.

What do you think of these new Barbie dolls What other Inspiring Women dolls would you like to see? What other

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Good Girls Is the Perfect Show for This Moment

In the first scene of NBC’s Good Girls, three suburban moms charge into a grocery store, toy guns blazing, faces covered in ski masks that resemble the iconic Pussy Riot headwear. The women—played by television vets Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Retta (Parks and Recreation) and Mae Whitman (Parenthood)—need quick cash to pay for their cheating husband’s debt, child’s life-saving medication and custody case, respectively.

They’re broke, dismissed by the men in their lives, and want to take back their power. Everything goes smoothly until it doesn’t: The grocery store they rob turns out to be a front for a criminal organization, and some heavily armed men want their cash back. Chaos ensues.

But it turns out these women thrive in chaos. After years of baking last-minute cupcakes for bake sales and navigating unruly, misogynist customers at work, they have a knack for solving difficult problems—and long to break the rules.

For years, difficult men have dominated the small screen. In 2018, it’s refreshing to consider how difficult women could reinvigorate that tired trope. Inevitable parallels will be drawn between Good Girls and Breaking Bad, another show about a mild-mannered suburbanite who needs cash and eventually finds strength in criminality. But Walter White never had to worry that if a woman found out his secret identity she would try to blackmail him for sex or, failing that, rape him.

Despite a cutesy promotional campaign with the three women soaking their feet in a kiddie pool full of cash, Good Girls does not shy away from the realities of being a woman in the criminal underworld—or just a woman in the world in general. The characters have to rely on their wits to outsmart the firepower and social power of the men around them. To quote Margaret Atwood, “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”

The closer television parallel to Good Girls would actually be Weeds, a series about a widowed housewife who begins a small marijuana business. Just a few season in, she’s manipulating cartel bosses. Like Weeds’ Nancy Botwin, the women of Good Girls often find themselves in over their heads but always figure out a way to get out of a scrape. Unlike Nancy, they do not seduce their enemies to survive. That’s a happy development: Television writers long assumed that a woman’s sexuality was her best—and sometimes only—asset.

Since Weeds, few female anti-heroes have graced the small screen. Often evil women play supporting roles—the wives of murderous presidents or antagonists to would-be rulers of Westeros. Sometimes they get to be the main character, as with How to Get Away With Murder or Scandal. But they are lonely leads with male love interests by their sides and female friends at the periphery. Good Girls has three female protagonists, possibly a first on network television since Desperate Housewives. Shows where multiple women get top billing, like Broad City, Big Little Lies or Orange Is the New Black, tend to land on cable networks or streaming platforms.

The Time’s Up movement has promised more women’s stories, told by women, in film and television. We won’t see the fruits of that campaign for some time. But Good Girls is a first taste. And it’s sweet.

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Kaiser Permanente Attains Perfect Score on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

For the 12th consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has earned a 100 percent score in the 2018 Corporate Equality Index survey, which is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. As part of this national benchmarking survey and report, which evaluates corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer workplace policies, HRC named Kaiser Permanente a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“We are proud of our long history of diversity and inclusion and we are grateful for the HRC’s recognition of our continuing work to provide the highest levels of opportunity and support to the LGBTQ community,” said Ronald L. Copeland, MD, FACS, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer. We recognize the value of diversity, inclusion and equity in allowing us to best serve and meet the needs of our employees, patients and communities. Kaiser Permanente stands strong in our commitment to equity and inclusion for all.”

Now in its 16th year, the Corporate Equality Index report scores businesses on their LGBTQ-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, employment benefits, competency programs, public engagement on LGBTQ equity and responsible citizenship. The HRC also recognized Kaiser Permanente earlier this year for its efforts around LGBTQ health care equality, awarding the organization leadership status in the HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index 2017 report.

“Recognition by the HRC is a reflection of Kaiser Permanente’s core values,” said Edward Ellison, MD, co-CEO of The Permanente Federation and executive medical director and chairman of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. “As physicians, we are privileged to serve our LGBTQ patients and families to address their comprehensive health care needs. We aspire to create a compassionate, accepting, sensitive and caring work environment where LGBTQ nurses, physicians and staff can provide best-in-class care. This designation as a Best Place to Work is truly an honor.”

By inspiring and engaging all Americans, the HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people. It is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

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You’re not just a regular friend, you’re a bridal-shower-level friend. These special picks will show the bride-to-be just how well you know her.

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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Review: Sequel Has Lots of Laughs But Hits Few High Notes

Pitch Perfect 3 is being touted as the Bellas’ farewell tour, and the musical film franchise ends on a few nostalgic high notes.

However, a ridiculous plot and underdeveloped characters keep it from being a hit.

After winning the world championships in Pitch Perfect 2, the spotlight on the collegiate a cappella group has faded. The Bellas have gone their separate ways and struggling to make it in the real world: Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a music producer, Chloe (Brittany Snow) is pursuing a veterinary career, and Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) is still, well, a rebel.

The Bellas are invited to a reunion event, where they reconnect with Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), who is still a student at Barden. After reminiscing over their past glories, the Bellas agree to perform in an overseas USO tour, thanks to Aubrey’s (Anna Camp) military connections (her father is a general).

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The Bellas reunite for a USO tour across Europe.

This is where the plot goes from the unbelievable to the ridiculous.

A-ca Awful Plot

For some inexplicable reason, DJ Khaled (playing himself in a role that he could’ve shot in one day) pits the four tour acts against each other. There’s the Ruby Rose-fronted girl rockband, unfortunately named Evermoist. There are also country and hip-hop acts, and each demonstrates their ability in an Autotune-heavy “riff off,” a staple of the film franchise.

It’s one of more memorable musical moments in the film, as each group tries to top each other.

A secondary plotline involves Fat Amy and her gangster father Fergus (John Lithgow with an Australian accent). Fergus tries to win back his daughter (and her $ 180 million inheritance) through love, and later, more aggressive means. James Bond-esque antics ensue (choreographed perfectly to Britney Spears’ “Toxic”) as the plot goes off worse than a bad American Idol audition.

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John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks unnecessarily reprise their roles.

It’s entertaining but silly. Sadly, there’s little character development, and we don’t learn more about the Bellas than we did in the beginning of the film (except for the fact that Amy is apparently a black belt). And the Khaled name-drops get tiresome.

There are still some nostalgic touches that fans will appreciate. The Bellas perform Sia, the artist that originally led Beca to the group in the first film. Fans finally learn why Lilly (Hana Mae Lee) speaks so softly. And there’s a running joke about ancillary Bellas Jessica (Kelley Jakle) and Ashley (Shelley Regner) that delivers lots of laughs.

Mercifully, foreign exchange student Flo’s (Chrissie Fit) stereotypical statements are kept to a minimum, but Cynthia-Rose (the supremely talented Ester Dean) and Stacie (Ashley Knapp) are underused, the latter written out of the group to allow Steinfeld to have a spot. As with previous films, Wilson steals the spotlight with her one-liners and physical humor.

Is Pitch Perfect 3 Good?

Stick around for the laughs, a nice nod to George Michael (who died one year ago), and a montage during the credits, but don’t expect this farewell tour to get extended.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens in theaters on December 22 in the U.S.

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The perfect vacation in Hawaii


When you think about Hawaii, you probably picture white sands, beautiful water, leis, grass skirts and ultimate relaxation – and you wouldn’t be wrong! For many people, Hawaii is on the travel bucket list, although planning the perfect Hawaiian vacation can feel a little overwhelming. Here is everything you need to know about planning your adventure!

Where are you going?

It’s not enough to simply say you want to go to Hawaii, as there are four main islands that make up Hawaii and they are all slightly different. Oahu is the most tourist focussed as it is where you will find Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki and the famous north shore, so if you want to see the recognizable parts of Hawaii, this is the island for you.


Maui is also known as the “Honeymooner’s Isle” as it is a more natural, chilled island which is perfect for hanging out by the pool, snorkeling or playing golf with your new husband or wife. You will find Maui a little quieter, which is perfect for alone time; however you will be sacrificing a lot of amazing, popular sites for that, so it is a case of balance.


If you need to get away from it all and relax to the max, you need to head to Kauai. Somehow even prettier than the other islands, it is the oldest and really embodies that Hawaiian vibe. There is plenty to see, including Hanalei Bay, Napali Coast, and Waimea Canyon, but tas Kauai is all about lazy, peacefulness, don’t rush to see it all at once!

Big Island

Big Island is just known as Hawaii, and it is the biggest of the four. Explore an active volcano, one of the black and green beaches and stand beneath a stunning waterfall. There is so much to see on Big Island that the sheer thought of it can be quite daunting for tourists, but for those brave enough to give it a chance, it certainly rewards them!

Island Hopping

If you simply can’t choose, you could split your time between more than one island; however, they are further apart than you may think, so flying is the only way! This can be quite pricey and time intensive (if you factor in TSA process etc) for such a short distance so avoid day trips and make sure you get the most out of your visit by staying at least three days.

When should you go?

The most popular time to visit Hawaii, is November to April, with an extra rush across Christmas and New Years, when it is incredibly busy and expensive, so you might want to avoid Christmas on the beach in Waikiki! Hawaii is relatively rainy and somewhat cooler in the winter, with Maui and the Big Island having the most pronounced seasons so do be aware of this. Between October and May you can spot the humpback whales around Maui, so if this is something you want to see, we would recommend the prime season of February.

Top tips

Even if you are a total beach bum, do not book a beach resort where you won’t want to leave the resort – Hawaii is too amazing for that, and there is so much more to see, even if you are a beach lover. Rent a car if you can as you will be able to explore so much further, much more comfortable. Pre-book any tours and excursions that you want to do as these will book up pretty fast! With a place like Hawaii, it pays to have even just a rough outline of an itinerary.

Hawaii is an incredible place to visit, and you will not regret booking a vacation to one of its wonderful islands.


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Taylor Swift Can’t Stop Wearing This Perfect Winter Shoe Trend

While her new album has been toppling sales records, Taylor Swift has been busy promoting it with a slew of performances and appearances. Although she’s worn everything from bomber jackets to sequined dresses, all of her recent looks have one common element: combat boots. Since debuting Reputation, Swift has worn the trend with nearly every single outfit, both on stage and off.

So what does her covetable boot collection consist of? Most recently, she wore the Fendi Logo Biker Boots ($ 1150) for a performance in London this weekend, though she’s worn versions by Michael Kors and Prada for other outings. If these looks are any indication, we think we know exactly what to expect for her upcoming stadium tour costumes: a lot more combat boots.

Read on to see how Taylor Swift has styled combat boots with five different outfits.

On Swift: Fendi Logo Biker Boots ($ 1150)
On Swift: Unravel Oversized Bomber Jacket ($ 1786); Amiri sweatshirt; Prada boots
On Swift: Jessica Jones custom hoodie and shorts; Michael Kors Gita Crackled Metallic Leather Combat Booties ($ 438)
On Swift: Aviu Sequined Fringe Dress ($ 709); Acne bomber jacket; Prada boots
On Swift: Jessica Jones custom hoodie and shorts; Louboutin boots 

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