Take me to the lake: breathtaking lakes from around the world

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There’s something whimsical about a lake that cannot be explained in words, you just have to be there in order to experience the magic. Perhaps it’s the dazzling ripples or the reflections in the water, or perhaps it’s the overall ambiance that’s in the air. It almost seems like people get a certain clarity when they go to the lake for a vacation or just if they want some relaxed time alone. There are millions of lakes around the world from small ponds to large reservoirs, but don’t mistake these for oceans, because these extensive bodies of water hold a certain presence and some might say an undeniable charisma that you can’t help but admire them. We’ve selected 6 of the most breathtaking and stunning lakes from around the world that you just have to visit.


Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous and beautiful lakes in the world and has also been mentioned much in pop culture. With crystal-clear blue waters and the surrounding mountains, this big freshwater lake that is located in Sierra, Nevada is the biggest alpine lake in the northern part of the U.S. The area is also a great tourist attraction for people visiting Nevada and California. In the winter, many people pay a visit to the ski resorts that are found in the area.


Pehoe Lake, Patagonia, Chile

While it might be a long and bumpy road to get to the Chilean lake, it’s definitely worth the ride. Once you arrive at Pehoe Lake in Patagonia, you will experience the magnificence that can only be found in far away places. Located in Torres del Paine National park, this beautiful lake has a neat combination of colors that mostly appear during sunset and sunrise.


Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand

It doesn’t really matter where you go to in New Zealand, you are bound to see nothing but stunning, literally out of this world scenery. The magical place called New Zealand holds some of the world’s most magnificent wonder, including Lake Wakatipu, which is the longest lake found in New Zealand. The way the colors change from turquoise to deep blue and vice versa is best viewed from above, so you might want to consider taking a helicopter ride.

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Nope, this is not photoshopped, this is an actual place in Switzerland. The country has an array of breathtaking lakes, but this one in specific caught our attention due to its natural beauty and historic value. The history of the area goes way back to the mid 19th century and in some way it feels like nothing has really changed in the best possible way.

Crater Lake, South Central Oregon

Located in the southern part of Oregon, Crater Lake is hands down the main attraction anyone can find at Crater Lake National Park. It’s mostly famous for the deep blue waters and its clarity. In fact, if you want to see the most spectacular shade of blue, then you must pay a visit to Crater Lake. It’s name originated from the fact that the lake was formed when thousands of years ago the  volcanic Mt. Mazama just collapsed and formed this deep lake.

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Seth Meyers has made his name by taking “A Closer Look” at the biggest political stories of the day, often spending more than 12 minutes delving into one particular topic. But Stormy Daniels’ description of Donald Trump’s penis from her upcoming book Full Disclosure was too much for him.

In an excerpt released by The Guardian on Tuesday, Daniels writes of the president of the United States, “He knows he has an unusual penis. It has a huge mushroom head. Like a toadstool… I lay there, annoyed that I was getting fucked by a guy with Yeti pubes and a dick like the mushroom character in Mario Kart.”

After reading that quote aloud, the Late Night host said, “So for once, I’m gonna say let’s not take a closer look.”

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Take a national parks road trip this summer

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The United States is home to so many amazing national parks. The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite – they’re all filled with natural wonders that are worth checking out. Getting around to seeing all of these can be difficult though. When you can only take a week or two off at a time, you want to make the most of every opportunity. Fortunately, by going on a national parks road trip, you can explore more than a few of America’s best sights without having to miss out.

Why a road trip?

There’s so much to see in the United States, a lot of which we’ll never have time for in our lives. If we could spend our free time traveling instead of working or studying, then we gladly would. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t get very far on vacation without money to fund everything.

By going on a road trip, you’re allowing yourself a chance to see more of the world without taking too much time away from your life at home. While you don’t always get to spend as long as you’d probably like to at each location, it’s still enough to see the wonders that each place has to offer. Plus, exploring America’s national parks on a road trip is much more exciting than simply flying out to visit somewhere. You’re likely to have a more memorable experience being out on the road with friends or family, and come away with a greater sense of accomplishment too.

Where exactly should you go on a road trip, though?

The Grand Circle

This road trip will take you through the states of Arizona, Nevada and Utah, focusing primarily on the latter as you explore national parks like Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon. Across the space of two weeks, you’ll drive through much of Utah, with stops in Arizona for the all-important visit to the Grand Canyon. If you’re able to, you can stretch the road trip across a longer timeframe so that you can enjoy all that these places have to offer. Likewise, you can also shorten it to just one week, giving yourself enough time to see the national parks mentioned here, as well as Zion Canyon and Kaibab.

It’s recommended that you start somewhere like Las Vegas, although you could also begin in Salt Lake City or Phoenix. By opting for the former, you’ll also give yourself a chance to enjoy a day or two in Nevada’s famed Sin City.

Yellowstone & Arches

If you want a bit of variety with your road trip, why not give the Yellowstone & Arches road trip a try? You’ll explore a good number of states, including Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho, as you move from the Arches National Park to the Dinosaur National Monument. The biggest attraction on this route is Yellowstone National Park, home to the United States’ largest supervolcano. The presence of the Yellowstone Caldera has resulted in many attractive geothermal features, such as the Old Faithful geyser and Grand Prismatic Spring that many visitors love to see.

Yosemite & Big Sur

For an experience around California, this is the road trip to try out. It’ll take you to Yosemite National Park, home to a landscape sculpted by ancient glaciers where every corner is perfect for a photo. Yosemite Valley, Nevada Falls and the Cathedral Range are all places of interest here, so you’ll want to stick around long enough to get a good look at the national park. There are plenty more places to see on this road trip, though, including Sequoia Canyon, Point Reyes and Big Sur. If you want to spend a day relaxing by the coast during your travels, the latter will give you somewhere to chill out.

Everyone needs to go on vacation at some point, especially when things at home are stressing you out. Road trips might not offer you the chance to completely shut off from the world, but they’ll give you an experience you won’t soon forget.

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Her Luncheons Help Women Take a Leap of Faith in Their Career

When Safiya J. Simmons came across an article titled “The Confidence Gap which emphasized how self-doubt continues to hold women back in their careers—she felt an overwhelming desire to create a space where women are equipped to take their careers and lives to the next level.

“There are so many spaces telling women who they should be. For instance, there’s Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” which encourages women to lead rather than follow; the old familiar parenting styles: Tiger mom and helicopter mom, which spotlight’s the highly involved—super aggressive parent; as well as the Bible’s Proverbs 31 which details the attributes of a virtuous wife or ideal woman. I wanted to create a platform that gives women the space to decide who they want to be and how on their own terms” said Simmons. With that passion, Simmons created The Leap Luncheon Series, a chance for professional women to have open and honest conversations with influential women over a meal.

Simmons’ is not an event planner, but since 2015 her faith in God and passion to help women free themselves from the opinion of others, has helped her host power lunches in Washington, DC, and New York City. She’s been surprised by the caliber of women volunteering their time to support other women of color ages 18 and up, who are just about to enter the workforce, under-employed, and those starting second and entrepreneurial careers.

“We’ve had broadcast journalist and executive producer, Soledad O’Brien, White House correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan, New York Times bestselling author and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, Former Editor at Essence Magazine Vanessa DeLuca, Attorney and CEO of IMPACT Strategies Angela Rye,CNN commentator and principal of the 360 Group LLC Symone Sanders, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge—and more, said Simmons. “These women didn’t know me or the Leap Luncheon Series, but they chose to spend some time with us. For that I’m grateful.”

In the midst of planning the next Leap Luncheon on September 19, in Washington DC,  Black Enterprise sat down with Simmons to talk about the rules of society and self-limiting beliefs that hold many women back from taking their career to the next level.

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You’ve hosted quite a few events, what have you been most surprised to learn about yourself?

I have been quite surprised by how much I’m learning about being a leader. I’m far from a perfect leader, but learning the art of delegation and trusting your team is something that I’m grateful for. I wouldn’t be able to pull off my luncheons without the ladies working with me. It’s a core group of women who help me with everything from venues to art to invitations. I’ve learned a lot about myself as a leader just by being obedient and doing these luncheons.

When it comes to women advancing in their careers, what do you believe many women overlook or underestimate as a tool to get ahead?

Sometimes we’re so focused on where we’re going that we overlook where we are. Whether you’re looking to start a business, get a promotion, or change careers, there’s something to be learned and gained where you are. Are there professional development and training opportunities? Can you find and secure a mentor or a sponsor where you are? Are there new responsibilities you can take on that will build your resume? Or can you begin to amass quantifiable and measurable wins that will build out your resume? Where you are is a critical part of where you’re headed. Milk it for all it’s worth!

What’s the traditional career advice that you believe is overrated?

“Find a good job with benefits and a W2, and stay there.” It’s overrated because we grow and change — if we’re lucky — nearly every day of our lives. The expectation that we’ll still get the same things out of our jobs that we did two or twenty years ago is erroneous and puts too much pressure on us to look for life where there may be none. The Bible says there’s a season for everything under the sun. Allow yourself to grow and change and see what works for who you are now. For me, that meant venturing into entrepreneurship. For others, that might mean going to a new company, pursuing a promotion, or looking for professional development opportunities. Give yourself permission to grow and change and then follow the direction of your passion — responsibly. I tell the Leap Ladies all the time, have a plan before you leap, no matter what your leap looks like. Don’t just jump out there. Be strategic and get ready to live your best life now!

It’s not until women define ourselves, for ourselves, that we’ll be able to assume our rightful places of power and influence in the boardroom, the bedroom, and every space in between. I believe in having radical faith and radical expectation. Nothing radical happens in a constrained space. The inspiration to be self-doubt. could begin in a box, but it’ll never flourish without space and an expectation of wonderful blessings.

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12 Steps to Take Care of Your Money After Landing Your First Grown-up Job


You did it. You’re free! With a college diploma in your hand, you run out to take the world by storm. It’s time to show everyone just how awesome you can do the adulting thing.

Then the bills start rushing in like your college buddies at a happy hour taco bar.

Getting that first real job might not happen just as you hope. For 2017 Florida State graduate Hannah Bartholomew, the job market wasn’t quite what she had expected.

“They really blow salaries out of proportion in college,” she says. “They really exaggerate what you’ll be making out of college. I had to think, ‘What is the very minimum I can make?’”

So even when you do find a job in your field, you might not be cashing checks as big as you thought.

But you’re in the real world now, and it’s time to give yourself a reality check.

How to Manage Your Finances After You Get a Real Job

Here are a few ideas to start your financial life off on the right foot.

1. Get a Few Bucks for That Futon

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One of the first things you want to do when you get a good job is to upgrade your home, even if it’s still a one-bedroom rental. No more futons and framed Bob Marley posters. You’re ready for a sectional sofa and some real art.

But don’t just shove that stuff into your car and take it to the donation stop. It still has value to somebody. Sell it!

You can sell virtually anything on Letgo. This intuitive app lets you snap a photo and list your item in less than 30 seconds. It removes a lot of the hassle of selling things online, and it’s 100% free to use.

2. Start Budgeting — Without Giving up on Fun

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The dreaded B-word. Budget. It doesn’t have to be as scary as you think. Having a budget doesn’t mean you have to cut out any and all fun things in your life. It just means you are focusing your finances enough to meet your goals.

“When I graduated, honestly, my primary goal was to find a way to support myself and not have to move back in with my parents,” says Bartholomew.

Talk about life goals. We’ve all been there.

If you’re a bit nervous about setting a budget, consider the 50/20/30 budget. It’s easy, and it gives you plenty of wiggle room because, face it, you still want to hit that happy hour taco bar once in a while, right?

Here’s how it works. Every month you set aside:

  • 50% of your income for essentials, like rent or mortgage, groceries, utilities, car insurance and other important bills.
  • 20% for your financial goals, like retirement savings, paying down your college debt or even saving for a home.
  • 30% for your personal spending. These are your funds for dining out, drinks with friends, Netflix, travel, shopping, etc. That’s a pretty big chunk of money you get to play with each month.

The trick to this budget, like any, is to stick to it. You’ll make progress on your financial goals while still having a life.

3. Break up With Your High School Bank

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“The bank that I use is a local credit union that I’ve used my whole life,” says Bartholomew. “Quite honestly, it’s a hassle to switch banks.”

Quick… why do you bank where you bank? Like Hannah, it’s probably because that’s where your family has always done their banking business. But other options offer perks you might not have considered.

Take, for example, the option to get your shiny new paycheck a couple of days early. If that idea sounds good to you, you should check out Chime.

Unlike most banks, this online bank won’t wait until your pay date to get your money. As soon as it receives notification of a direct deposit from your employer, it immediately posts those funds to your account — up to two days before payday.

Who doesn’t want to get paid early?

Opening an account with Chime is free and only takes about five minutes.

4. Take Care of Your Student Loans

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Now that you have your diploma in hand and you’re gainfully employed, you’re going to have to start paying back those student loans.

Ugh.

Do your loans have a good interest rate? Finding a lower rate can help you spend less on interest and pay off those loans faster.

Consider refinancing for a better rate.

An easy way to do this is with LendKey, a service that allows you to quickly browse low-interest loans from credit unions and community banks.

That’s LendKey’s secret sauce. Compared to the big national bank chains, smaller community banks often offer more borrower-friendly loan terms — namely, lower interest rates and more flexibility.

LendKey’s simple, straightforward online platform can help you find and apply for the right loan without visiting a dozen bank branches.

And if you’ve been turned down by other lenders, don’t fret. LendKey has more lenient credit score minimums and income requirements for applicants, so you have a better shot at getting a loan through the company.

Plus, when you’re approved for a loan you applied for through LendKey, you’ll get a $ 100 bonus after the loan is disbursed. That’s a hundred bucks you can put right toward paying down your new, lower-interest student loan. Boom!

5. Pay Attention to This Score (It’s Not a Game)

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Your credit score is important. You’ve heard that. But, now that you’re adulting, it’s time to take it seriously.

Did you know your credit score could be inaccurate? One out of five credit reports have an error, according to a study by the Federal Trade Commission.

To keep a closer eye on your credit, get your credit score and a “credit report card” for free from Credit Sesame. It breaks down exactly what’s on your credit report in layman’s terms, how it affects your score and how to address it.

Because it simplifies everything, you should be able to spot any errors. For instance, if you find an “unpaid” credit card that you know you paid, or a bill in collections you know never existed, you can dispute the incorrect information and raise your credit score.

Now that you have a great job, get a handle on your credit score and start making it shine.

6. Pay Your Bills

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Adulting means paying bills. The good news is with your new job, you can afford to pay them. You just need to remember to do it.

How about getting rewards for paying your bills on time?

An app called MoneyLion offers rewards to help you develop healthy financial habits and will literally pay you for logging onto the app.

You can earn points in the rewards program by paying bills on time, connecting your bank account or downloading the mobile app.

You can redeem those points for gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Apple and Walmart.

7. Stop Calling Mom and Dad for Emergency Money

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There might have been a time when you could just pick up the phone and call Mom or Dad when your car went on the fritz or you had to pay for a quick trip to urgent care.

Welcome to the real world. You have a career now, so it’s up to you to prepare for those little life speed bumps with an emergency fund.

An emergency fund should be able to help you out with small emergencies, like a car repair, as well as tougher times, like finding yourself out of work for a bit. A savings account with three to six months of income is typically recommended.

Don’t worry. You don’t need to have it all set right away, but you should set up a plan to start building that fund. Consider it a buffer between you and living in your parents’ basement. Yeah, your old room is now Mom’s she-den. You didn’t know that? Sorry.

8. Start Thinking About Retirement (Yes, Already)

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If you’re just starting out with your 401(k) plan at your new job, do everything you can to put it into high gear. You can really make a difference in these early years.

It takes more than just taking that 3% out of your paycheck, though.

Chances are, your 401(k) could be doing a lot better. Take control with help from Blooom, an SEC-registered investment advisory firm that can optimize and monitor your 401(k) for you and keep it speeding toward retirement.

It just takes a few minutes to get a free 401(k) analysis that will show you whether your investments are allocated properly and whether you’re losing money paying hidden investment fees.

It’ll even tell you just how much more money your account could earn by the time you want to retire. At your age, you might be able to make a significant difference.

After that, if you sign up, it’s just $ 10 per month to have Blooom monitor and maximize your 401(k). Bonus: Penny Hoarders get the first month free with the code PNNYHRD.

9. You’re Ready to Invest (No, Really)

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Investing? You’re used to just trying to pay the rent!

It’s OK, you can start small with Acorns. The app lets you stack up change over time with its “round-up” feature. That means if you spend $ 10.23 at the grocery store, 77 cents gets dropped into your Acorns account.

Then, the app does the whole investing thing for you.

The idea is you won’t miss the digital pocket change, and the automatic savings stack up faster than you’d think. For example, we reviewed how Penny Hoarder Dana Sitar was able to save at a rate of $ 420 a year!

At that rate, you could set aside $ 1,000 in about two and a half years — without trying.

The app is $ 1 a month for balances under $ 1 million, and you’ll get a $ 5 bonus when you sign up.

10. Don’t Pay Full Price… Ever

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These days, there is no reason to pay full price for anything… ever. OK, maybe you pay upfront, but you should at least get some money back, right?

One of our favorite ways to save is with Ebates, a cash-back site that rewards you nearly every time you buy something. For example, Ebates gives you 10% cash-back on online purchases at Walmart.

Plus, you’ll get a free $ 10 gift card to Walmart for giving the site a try.

To earn your gift card:

  1. Sign up for Ebates with your email or Facebook account.
  2. Use the Ebates portal the next time you need to buy something. It’s connected to thousands of stores, including Walmart, Amazon and Target. You’ll need to make your first purchase through the site within 90 days and spend at least $ 25.
  3. Your account will be credited with rewards points you can cash in for your $ 10 Walmart gift card.

Seriously, it’s too easy not to use. You’re buying that stuff online anyway so why not get some money back?

11. Deal With the College Credit You Didn’t Want

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A lot of us are being crushed by credit card interest rates north of 20%. It’s OK. It’s the same scoop for a lot of recent grads. If you’re in that boat, consolidation and refinancing might be worth a look.

A good resource is consumer financial technology platform Even Financial, which can help match you with the right personal loan to meet your needs.

Even searches the top online lenders to match you with a personalized loan offer in less than 60 seconds. Its platform can help you borrow up to $ 100,000 (no collateral needed) with fixed rates starting at 4.99% and terms from 24 to 84 months.

You want to keep you college memories forever, not the credit card bills you racked up. A better interest rate will make them disappear like your freshman-year roommate.

12. Figure out Where You Fall on the Adulting Curve

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As Bartholomew took stock of her new situation, she had to keep the big picture in mind.

“I make enough money to pay my bills and to save an acceptable amount of what I make,” she says. “But you think about the American dream of buying a home, owning property or being debt-free… that’s something that comes to mind the most.”

But do you know how your financial plan is stacking up your friends’? Admit it. You want to know. What if your friends or relatives your age a getting out of debt and saving way faster than you?

Status Money is an app that allows you to anonymously compare your financial situation with your peers’ without asking those awkward, prying questions. Tap into this database, and you’ll be able to compare your income, debt, interest rates, credit score, spending… you name it.

By seeing how others are doing, you can see what you need to work on — or where you can sit back a little and just breathe easy.

Now Relax. You’ve Done the Hard Part.

You’re at an exciting point in your life. Landing that first “real” job is fun, but it can also be a little intimidating. Life is going to expect a little more of you now.

By taking a good look at your finances now, you can set yourself up for a great financial future. The toughest part is making the decision to do it.

So now what? Did someone say “taco bar”?

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Queen Sugar’s season 3 finale has yet to air, but OWN has already ordered a fourth season of Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed drama.

Writer & co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take over from Kat Candler next season as the new showrunner/executive producer.

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“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.”

Queen Sugar will air an extended 90-minute Season 3 finale Wednesday, August 22 at 10 PM. In that finale, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) receives some unexpected news, the fate of the correctional facility is revealed, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers. Plus, Violet (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) celebrate their love. The series also stars Nicholas Ashe, Dondré T. Whitfield, Bianca Lawson and Henry G. Sanders. Timon Kyle Durrett guest stars.

Based on the book by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugarwas named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series. Chronicling the lives and loves of the Bordelon siblings in Louisiana, the series premiered its third season May 29 delivering over two million viewers and on average ranks #1 in its time period across all cable in the network’s key women 25-54 demo in L+3. It is also Wednesday night’s #1 original series across all of broadcast and cable for African-American women and total viewers and remains one of the most talked-about shows on social media.

Following a creative initiative established at the series’ outset, DuVernay assembled an all-female directing team that will continue in the new season.

Sparks has been a writer on Queen Sugar from the series inception. His other television writing credits include Undercovers, Lincoln Heights, The District and The Blacklist. His work has earned him nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and he has received two writing awards from the Norman Lear Center.  Previously, Sparks was a cast member of Broadway hit Stomp. He holds three degrees from USC (BFA, MA, and Ph.D.), where he studied Theatre, Film, Anthropology, and American History. While at USC he received the Jack Nicholson Award and the Anna Bing Arnold Doctoral Fellowship. One of his plays, Ghetto Punch, has been performed at several venues across the country.

Queen Sugar season three is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Candler, who also showruns, and Paul Garnes, executive produce.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif./USA (Sunday, August 5, 2018) – Hometown heroes Courtney Conlogue (USA) and Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) won the 2018 Vans US Open of Surfing presented by Swatch in the World Surf League (WSL) Women’s Championship Tour (CT) and Men’s Qualifying Series (QS) divisions, respectively.

Conlogue’s dream of winning the esteemed US Open title as a CT contender was realized after taking down current Jeep Rankings Leader Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) in amazing fashion. Conlogue’s win also comes after a sidelining foot injury sustained earlier this season.

“It’s not been the easiest road to recovery, but I fought through it all and now I’m standing here on top of the podium. It’s unbelievable,” Conlogue said. “I just have so many amazing people supporting me right now and I’m loving everything. I’m loving surfing and that’s so refreshing. But, to share such an amazing Final with Steph (Gilmore) was incredible and I’ve just been in awe of her surfing this week. I love performing for my home crowd. There’s nothing like having my family and friends here supporting me. It’s so much fun and such a challenge just with the expectation of wanting to perform, it’s been an amazing journey this week.”

The Santa Ana native waited patiently while Gilmore got busy and accrued a 9.00 (out of a possible 20) heat total. Conlogue unleashed her backhand for a near-excellent 7.33 (out of a possible 10) and put pressure on the six-time WSL Champion. Conlogue followed up brilliantly with a massive forehand strike on a hefty closeout section to earn a 6.50 and nearly solidify her first-ever US Open CT victory.

Gilmore earned her second runner-up finish at the Vans US Open, with her first event title still eluding one of the sport’s greatest but earned valuable points toward her seventh World Title campaign. After Conlogue eliminated World No. 2 Lakey Peterson (USA) in the Quarterfinals, the opportunity for Gilmore to capitalize on extending her lead was wide open. Gilmore now leads the World Rankings with 4,000 points over Peterson heading into the Surf Ranch Pro.

“Huntington is a tough one for me, I love it here but I’m always finding myself just struggling to get a good result so to come here and get a second place is great,” Gilmore said. “Courtney (Conlogue) was on fire after coming back from that injury and I’m stoked for her to get that win. And she knocked out Lakey (Peterson) which is pretty nice, but I proved to myself that if I really apply everything I have that I can still get a good result.”

Nearly earning her first CT US Open Finals appearance, after claiming back-to-back Pro Junior titles in 2015 and 2016, Caroline Marks (USA) notched another Semifinal result in her 2018 rookie campaign and moves into No. 6 on the Jeep Leaderboard.

Carissa Moore (HAW) made her long-awaited, first Semifinals appearance of the season and fell just short of the Final due to a last-minute score from Gilmore that eliminated the Hawaii surfer as the clock ran out.

Following a captivating performance from Conlogue, fellow hometown hero Igarashi fed off the crowd’s energy and delivered an incredible final showdown against Griffin Colapinto (USA). This marks the first back-to-back US Open victory since one of Huntington Beach’s most revered surfers Brett Simpson (USA) did so in 2008 and 2009. The day belonged to Igarashi after a phenomenal run to the Final, retaining his poise and composure throughout a tough finals day draw, as he was chaired-up the beach letting go of all emotion until touching the stage.

“Last year I won this event for my family and friends who have supported me so much, but this year it belongs to the city of Huntington Beach for all their support and just firing me up so much,” Igarashi said. “I barely remember that last ride, I feel like something just came over me and whatever I was going to do on that wave I was going to land it. It felt like as soon as I stood up on that wave I already got the score. That was the best feeling I’ve ever had. The whole contest I was just thinking about the Final. I paced myself throughout that whole contest and let everything out in that last heat. It was a really hard Final, but I just believed Huntington was going to give me the waves and it did.”

A slow start to the Final heat ignited when Colapinto opened up with his powerful forehand carves before soaring toward the south side shorebreak and stomping a massive air-reverse — earning an 8.00. But, Igarashi was right behind him and posted his own 7.60 to answer right back. Colapinto’s next ride would solidify his spot at the top, earning a 7.00, and kept that top spot heading into the last 15-seconds.

But, Huntington Beach delivered one was last time for Igarashi and Igarashi left everything in the water, standing up seconds before the horn sounded, as he finished with a tail-high, massive air-reverse that he was able to ride out of to take the win over Colapinto. Now, Colapinto takes the positive momentum from this event and moves forward — currently solidified in both the QS Top 10 and CT Top 22 before the Surf Ranch Pro September 6 – 9.

“I’ve never won a QS event so that’s a hard one to swallow, but it still leaves me with a bunch of fire so I’m really excited to just keep working hard,” Colapinto said. “My favorite moment of this event was in that Final. I think that’s one of the best back-to-back exchanges I’ve ever had in a heat so that’s all I really care about. I’ll just decompress for a few days. I feel like my strategy and my surfing was there throughout the whole event. At the end it just came down to the waves. We both didn’t fall and I just have to keep putting myself out there and I’ll have to stay ready for when that time comes.”

Also earning big results for the Men’s QS, Jadson Andre (BRA) got a pass through the Quarterfinals due to Italo Ferreira’s (BRA) injury before falling to eventual winner Igarashi. As well as Jorgann Couzinet (FRA), who delivered the day’s top score of a 9.00 against Colapinto in their Semifinal bout, who walks away with 6,500 points and No. 6 on the QS rankings.

With his Quarterfinal result, falling to Igarashi, Seth Moniz (HAW) finds himself at 17,550 points and the new QS No. 1 — all but solidifying himself for a position on the 2019 CT.

Vans US Open Women’s CT Final Results:
1 – Courtney Conlogue (USA) 13.83   10,000 points
2 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 11.86       8,000 points

Vans US Open Women’s CT Semifinal Results:
SF 1
: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 11.77 def. Carissa Moore (HAW) 11.36
SF 2: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 15.27 def. Caroline Marks (USA) 11.26

Vans US Open Women’s CT Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1
: Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) 13.83 def. Johanne Defay (FRA) 13.33
QF 2: Carissa Moore (HAW) 12.70 def. Nikki Van Dijk (AUS) 10.93
QF 3: Caroline Marks (USA) 14.60 def. Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS) 14.60
QF 4: Courtney Conlogue (USA) 12.97 def. Lakey Peterson (USA) 12.64

2018 Women’s WSL CT Jeep Leaderboard (After Vans US Open of Surfing)
1 – Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)  53,375 pts
2 – Lakey Peterson (USA) 48,175 pts
3 – Tatiana Weston-Webb (BRA) 38,330 pts
4 – Johanne Defay (FRA) 31,795
5 – Carissa Moore (HAW) 31,235

Vans US Open Men’s QS Final Results:
1 – Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 15.77  10,000 points
2 -: Griffin Colapinto (USA) 15.00  8,000 points

Vans US Open Men’s QS Semifinal Results:
SF 1
: Griffin Colapinto (USA) 15.56 def. Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) 14.67
SF 2: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 13.83 def. Jadson Andre (BRA) 13.67

Vans US Open Men’s QS Quarterfinal Results:
QF 1
: Griffin Colapinto (USA) 15.27 def. Kolohe Andino (USA) 12.23
QF 2: Jorgann Couzinet (FRA) 11.80 def. Dion Atkinson (AUS) 11.43
QF 3: Jadson Andre (BRA) vs. Italo Ferreira (BRA) (Withdraw)
QF 4: Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 14.87 def. Seth Moniz (HAW) 11.10

2018 Men’s Qualifying Series Rankings (After Vans US Open of Surfing)
1 – Seth Moniz (HAW) 17,550 pts
2 – Peterson Crisanto (BRA) 17,420 pts
3 – Kanoa Igarashi (JPN) 17,150
4 – Griffin Colapinto (USA) 14,950
5 – Jadson Andre (BRA) 14,110 pts

Recognized as the largest professional sports competition and action sports festival in the world, the Vans US Open of Surfing is currently sanctioned and operated by the World Surf League under license from IMG, the event owner. Official partners of this year’s event include Vans, Swatch, Jeep, Airbnb, Michelob ULTRA, Hydro Flask, LifeProof, Jose Cuervo, Barefoot Wine, Woolmark, BF Goodrich, Harley-Davidson, Peet’s Coffee, Red Bull, U.S. Army, Slowtide, CLIF Bar, U.S. Marine Corps, Let it Block Sunscreen, Tea of a Kind, Flowater, and Frontier Communications.

For more information, including continued updates and scheduling, please visit VansUSOpenofSurfing.com.

About Vans
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 600 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Park Series, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

About WSL
The World Surf League (WSL) is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms. The WSL has been championing the world’s best surfing since 1976, running in excess of 180 global events across the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tours, Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, and Junior and Longboard Championships. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport’s rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels, and in doing so crowns the undisputed world champions in Men’s, Women’s across all divisions within the tour. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the WSL is a truly global sports and media company with regional offices in Australia, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Europe.

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There’s a few things we can all agree on: Colin Firth has aged like a fine wine, The Mummy reboot didn’t need to happen and we need to do more for the environment. In the case of the latter however, it turns out that while we can all happily agree on that – we can’t agree on who’s responsible for the current state of the world. (How about that climate-change induced summer today, everybody?)

In a survey conducted by Legal & General Investment Management, it turns out that less than a third of people think that it’s their personal responsibility to minimise their impact on the environment (31%). Before you leap to conclusions about their selfishness however, it’s because another third (31%) believe it’s the government’s responsibility and another 15% think businesses should be ‘leading the way in protecting the environment’. 11% of people simply threw their hands up in the air and admitted they didn’t know.

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It turns out there’s a massive division between people aged under 25 and those over 45, as 40% of those 25 and under believe that the government should be the ones ‘maintaining the planet’ versus 29% aged 45 to 55. On the flip side, 38% of those aged 45+ think that it’s an individual’s responsibility to do so in comparison to 21% of those under 25.

Dame Helena Morissey, who was involved with the project, said of the findings, ‘The environment is one big ecosystem. We need to become one ecosystem too and work together to address the threats to the world we live in. It is not any one business, government, or person’s responsibility to save the planet.’

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In that vein, she and Legal & General Investment Management want people to start using their own power (and money) to make an environmentally-positive change to their daily lives. In their new Own Your World campaign, they encourage people to start investing in businesses that take the environment seriously and want to see a greener cities and a greener future.

She said, ‘Businesses play a major part in what happens to our world and we can encourage them to take the right actions. Investors own businesses; we can have much more influence than is currently understood. We can write our own future. Legal & General’s new Own Your World campaign is about empowering a generation to drive change together, understand the crucial role that businesses play in making progress possible, and to take more control of their financial futures. Collectively we really can do something about the issues we care about – it’s dangerous to assume someone else is taking care of it!’

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We haven’t talked about how to plan a vacation in years, so here’s a fun topic for today: how do you simplify travel planning — i.e., take the stress out of vacation planning? Do you repeat trips? Copy a friend’s (or blogger’s) itinerary? Use a travel agent? Do you have any “done and DONE” kind of things where, say, if you know there’s a Kimpton hotel in that town you’ll stay there, or if your friend or a magazine or book series says Y restaurant is amazing you make it a “must do”? Take a specialty vacation package like biking or a family vacation resort something? Do you use social media like Instagram or FB? What are your best tips to take the stress out of vacation planning?

The topic kind of comes up because I just stayed at a Cambria hotel a few months ago for an alumni trip — and I mentioned how nice the hotel was for an affordable, well-located hotel to an acquaintance and she said, “Oh yes, we LOVE Cambria and ALWAYS stay there if there’s one in the city.” Interesting technique, and I could see how that would reduce a lot of the stress of vacation planning if you didn’t have any boutique hotel you were dying to stay at or you were flexible on where in town you wanted to stay. For those among you who travel often for business there’s probably a whole subtopic here — what’s your favorite hotel chain? 

For my $ .02, though, in general I STINK at travel planning… so my husband and I usually share this responsibility. We usually start with travel arrangements — sometimes just getting the plane booked is the biggest hurdle! I’ve definitely grabbed a guidebook and said I would figure it out on the plane over, and I also tend to crowdsource things and ask friends on Facebook (and obviously, we get a lot of threadjacks here on Corporette with crowd-sourced vacation questions)!how to take the stress out of vacation planning I’ve tried working with travel agents twice in my life (once for my honeymoon and once more recently to try to get ideas for a nice family vacation with 6-8 people) and have yet to feel that “click” with any of the agents I’ve used. For those of you who are pros at this, though, share your secrets — how do you take the stress out of vacation planning? What are your favorite resources, tips, hacks, checklists, or more? 

(We’ve talked about how many people are using their vacation time, how to deal with pre-vacation stress at work, how to travel solo, and how to  early to start vacation planning (over at CorporetteMoms).

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Beyonce And Jay Z Take Gorgeous Pics Alongside Blue Ivy, During Mini Break From Their Tour

Beyonce and Jay Z have been very busy while on their joint On the Run II world tour, but they found some free time during which they could just relax with the family. Beyonce took to her social media of choice, Instagram, to share a few fantastic photos featuring her at the seaside alongside her rapper hubby and six year old daughter Blue Ivy.

One snap was of the married power couple posing on some stone steps and even though the photos were supposed to be casual and personal ones from their mini vacation, they still looked like superstars.

Queen Bey stunned in a colorful dress while Jay Z wore a polo shirt and a pair of black pants.

As to create ambiance and to give a little but more personality to the photo, Beyonce took her white heels off and placed them near a Corona bottle.

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But that was not their only snap. In the slideshow, there was also one that featured the family on the dock of a boatyard.

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The infant twins, Rumi and Sir, were nowhere to be seen during the family photo shoot but Blue Ivy definitely was!

The photos were not accompanied by any captions but we have heard that Beyonce and Jay Z were invited to the wedding of Elon Musk’s brother, Kimbal Musk, in Spain so that might be where they were when they took the pics.

The star studded ceremony was a way for the couple to distress as they are currently on their European leg of their tour and these sort of things can be really tiring and stressful.

Not to mention that their latest date did not even go smoothly. Beyonce remained stranded on a flying stage when it malfunctioned, and staff had to bring a ladder just to get her down.

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Google’s next big thing might be a gaming service to take on PS4, Xbox, and Switch

Google vs. PS4, Xbox, Switch

Google provides a lot of useful services, including the most popular smartphone operating system in the world. But what the company doesn’t have is gaming-friendly products, including hardware and software. Google is looking to change all that with a daring new gaming project of its own. The company is supposedly working on various ways to take on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo with console-grade gaming.

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Feds take down dozens of ‘Dark Web’ weapons and drug vendors

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The ‘dark web’ — a series of websites accessible through the anonymous Tor browser, which lends a tends a thin veil of anonymity to users — shot to prominence as a place to buy almost anything thanks to a 2011 Gawker profile of The Silk Road, the internet’s first big marketplace for almost anything. Lawenforcement agencies were horrified of the idea that an Amazon for crime could operate semi-openly, making weapons, drugs, and hacking tools available to anyone with a fistful of cryptocurrency, so despite the fact that dark web sales make up a fraction of the global drug and weapons trade, police organizations worldwide have been cracking down with a vengance.

The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that it had arrested 35 individuals charged with selling “illicit goods,” and seized a reported $ 23.6 million in weapons, drugs, and cryptocurrency. The arrests were the culmination of a “year-long, coordinated national operation that used the first nationwide undercover action to target vendors of illicit goods on the Darknet.”

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Small Political Actions to Take Each Week — No Matter What Party You’re In

small political actions to take each weekWhether or not the current issue of separating immigrant families at the border has contributed to your outrage fatigue or spurred you into taking action (and/or brought you to tears, as it did even for an on-the-air Rachel Maddow), you may be looking for small political actions to take each week to make your voice heard — no matter what party you’re in.

In the meantime, you might find it helpful to read our posts on the benefits of meditationhow to relax after a stressful day, how to take a partial social media break, how to focus on work (when other things are going on) … and, for very simple stress relief in general: coloring books for adults. If you want to get even more involved, check out our resources for women running for office.

Here are four websites that make it easy to learn about small political actions to take each week — plus one bonus site that helps you make a difference in other ways. If you know of any other groups with small political actions to take weekly or daily, we’d love to hear about them!

Daily Action

This site, which was created by the Creative Majority PAC (which is run by artists, musicians, and writers and assisted by MoveOn.org) sends daily action alerts by text to its subscribers — and they aren’t solely requests to call your representative. To start receiving them, text the word DAILY to 228466 (or just sign up on the site). One recent example: Call a company that’s in the position to profit from the separation of immigrant children from their families and tell them you won’t support them until they stop contributing to ICE’s actions.

Americans of Conscience Checklist

Writer Jennifer Hofmann puts together a non-partisan weekly email with actions to take on issues such as voting access, equality for all Americans, respectful treatment of immigrants, and so on — with the philosophy that “We’re Americans first and party second.” This week’s email suggests actions like asking your elected officials to hold town halls in July, or thanking the five Democratic and Republican senators who “mov[ed] to curb executive branch overreach by limiting President Trump’s authority on tariffs ” — along with many other things to do.

5 Calls

This site is an open-source project made by volunteers that encourages people to go beyond easy online efforts (retweeting, etc.) and call their representatives. You can sign up to get weekly email alerts that give you a phone number and short script regarding key issues such as “Demand Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Neilsen’s Resignation” and “Protect the Affordable Care Act and Its Protections for Preexisting Conditions.” You don’t have to sign up to get information on actions like these, though — just check the site and click on a particular issue that’s important to you.

My Civic Workout

I really like the mission of this site (which is run by a small team): “to help those feeling overwhelmed, daunted, and disheartened to engage in meaningful civic activism.” (Really, how many of us does that apply to?) You can sign up to receive a few emails a week that offer 5-minute, 10-minute, and 30-minute activism “workouts,” meaning you may be encouraged to educate yourself on a key issue, call your representative, attend a political rally, etc. Here’s a recent example.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator’s tagline is “Your Guide to Intelligent Giving,” and we linked to it in our post on how to help charities by donating money, time, or something else. If you want to take action but your time and/or mental energy is significantly limited, you can use this site to help you decide where to donate (according to an organization’s financial health, accountability, and transparency). Find a particular charity’s score or use the site’s Giving Basket tool, which allows you to donate to multiple charities at once, give anonymously (if you prefer), and get a single tax receipt. This is a good option if you want to make a donation without ending up with piles of unsolicited mail (really, who needs more return address labels?), because you can choose how much personal information, if any, to share with each charity. (Here’s a general donation tip: Money given to a 501(c)(3) is tax-deductible on your federal return, while money given to a 501(c)(4) is not.) By the way, you can also try GuideStar, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and CharityWatch

Have you found a good way to learn about small political actions to take each week? Have you signed up for email or text alerts that share them? Have you limited your consumption of news or stopped using social media because of outrage fatigue or other reasons? What are your favorite non-partisan organizations that are taking political and community action in ways you admire? 

If 2018 / Trump is getting to you, the urge to disengage is high (outrage fatigue is real!) -- so we rounded up groups and resources that encourage small political actions each week to save you from being overwhelmed and still get your voice heard.

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Traveling between countries has become so predictable. You can catch a cruise or flight to almost anywhere these days, but where’s the excitement? We humans have a habit of getting bored of things so quickly that we never stop thinking about how to make things better. It’s that endless drive for improvement that spurred Englishman David Jarman to create the Limite Zero zip line that takes you from Spain to Portugal. The unique selling point? It takes you back in time!

How does it work?

Okay, so this zip line might not be a time machine, but it still technically does what it advertises. Due to the one hour time difference between the two countries, every time you travel along the zip line, you’re technically going back an hour in time. How’s that for déjà vu? It’s not often that you can cross through time zones as easily as this.

Making the trip

The zip line starts in Sanlucar de Guadiana, a localidad in Andalucia, Spain and ends in the Portuguese town of Alcoutim. Set more than 2300 feet in the air, the trip only lasts about 60 seconds, but passengers can reach speeds of around 50mph when flying high over the Spanish countryside. The zip line covers a distance of 720 meters, 150 of which is made up the Guadiana River which separates the two nations.

Once people land in Alcoutim, you’re free to explore the local area. There’s no time limit on your trip, so they can stick around for several hours if you want to experience what the town has to offer. When you’re ready to return, the service provides a ferry that’s just a five-minute walk from the landing zone. These ferries run regularly and are free to use, because the cost of them is included as part of the zip line payment. How much do you have to pay? Only 18 euros (which is around $ 22).

First of its kind

The Andalucia to Alcoutim zip line is the first of its kind ever to be created. The proximity of the two countries meant that setting up a structure like this was possible, although not necessarily an easy feat. However, Jarman admits that “I love a challenge” and that a zip line was the best way to “unite both places.” There had been a lot of discussions before his intervention about building a bridge over the river. However, no plans for this ever came to fruition, so Jarman took it upon himself to bring the two countries together in a much more exhilarating way.

Terms and conditions

People wishing to use this zip line have to abide by certain conditions. For instance, no-one under the age of 14 is legally allowed to use it. Those between the age of 14 and 16 must have parental guidance, and need to be collected by their represented adult once landing in Alcoutim. The zip line also has a weight restriction of 242lbs.

These limits are liable to change should the weather conditions force them to reconsider safety precautions for certain individuals.

We wish that traveling from one country to another could always be as exciting as this. There’s nothing like an adrenaline rush to make crossing over borders an experience you’ll never forget.

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‘Legally Blonde 3’: Why We Need Elle to Take Over the White House

The original feminist icon is back! MGM recently announced that, after 15 years, Elle Woods is finally returning to the big screen with the third installment of the amazing Legally Blonde saga. The film is set to open on Valentine’s Day, 2020.

After becoming the most fabulous lawyer at Harvard in the first movie and then finding her way into Washington politics in the sequel, what’s the next step for our pink heroine to take? Well, it’s pretty obvious that we are looking at the next President of the United States of America.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous President of the United States


The race to the white house won’t be easy for our heroine.
The race to the White House won’t be easy for our heroine.

Reese Witherspoon’s character has seen a lot of growth since the first Legally Blonde film. She evolved from a conceited rich white girl into an empowered woman who does everything her own way without compromising her ideals.

The last scene of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde clearly points us in the direction of the White House. But while it may seem like the next logical step in the franchise, the race to for the presidency won’t be an easy one for our heroine.

But, what exactly should we expect from this third installment?

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Elle will have to work twice as hard as her opponent(s) to prove to the masses, the politicians and even to herself that she deserves to be the next POTUS.
Elle will have to work twice as hard as her opponent(s) to prove to the masses, politicians, and even to herself that she deserves to be the next POTUS.

Even when the Legally Blonde franchise is seen as comedy, the writers behind it have always found a way to shed some light on social issues like female empowerment, unethical treatment of animals, and even the LGBTQ community.

But while the actual plot is still unknown, if the movie were to play it smart, the best thing to do would be to show Elle as a mature and smart congresswoman who decides to become the next President of the United States to fight social injustice.

Our heroine will likely discover that women are not easily accepted in positions of power. She’ll have to work twice as hard as her opponent(s) to prove to the masses, other politicians, and even to herself that she deserves to be the next president. And Elle’s husband, Emmet, will need to be 200% more supportive to help tackle all the things Elle is going to face.

A stereotypical misogynistic male politician is probably going to be the villain of choice for Legally Blonde 3. As such, he will probably try to show that Elle, just by being a woman, is less capable than him of being president. He will probably oppose her with everything he has, including dirty, underhanded, and potentially unethical tactics.

The Social Relevance of a Modern Elle Woods


For Elle to be relevant she will need to be more mature and appealing to newer and more critical audiences.
For Elle to be relevant she will need to be more mature and appeal to newer and more critical audiences.

While strong female movie icons like Ellen Ripley and Sarah Connor have surfaced in the past, recent years have seen a refreshing lineup of kickass women like Wonder Woman, Okoye, Lara Croft, and Dr Elizabeth Shaw. However, these great role models and examples of empowered women, sci-fi heroines, and superheroes aren’t examples that everyone can follow because of their particular, and sometimes fictional, careers.

In an era where social campaigns like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter are a reality many decide to ignore, a real and approachable feminist icon who works hard to achieve her goals with sheer determination and will is as important as it could ever be.

Elle has never shied away from hard work, confronting powerful men and getting her point across. And that’s definitely the kind of president most of us would love to see gracing our screens.

Is Legally Blonde 3 Too Late?


Legally Blonde 3 has definitely a lot of potential, but it will have to go big or go home.
‘Legally Blonde 3’ definitely has a lot of potential, but it will have to go big or go home.

Even as this sequel comes more than 15 years late, many factors can instill new life into the iconic franchise. A good script and a more realistic and approachable characterization of Elle Woods are going to be the most important elements that will make or break the film.

First and foremost, the cast in this one is also going to be pivotal. Some of the old tropes that previous films relied on, like the dumb blonde or the flamboyantly gay guy, aren’t going to fly this time around. These stereotypes will look bad in the eyes of an audience with high hopes for the movie but who are also more aware and critical of these problematic elements in Hollywood. Likewise, if writers tackle social issues, fans will expect diverse representation of queer, black, and Latino social fighters too.

Not least important is that the movie is to be released in the year of the next US presidential elections. As if that wasn’t enough, the film will also compete against unnamed projects by DC and Disney as well as Nimoma.

Legally Blonde 3 clearly has a lot of potential. But the movie will have to go big and make the right decisions or go home without a chance.

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NABJ Aims to Take Control of Black Male Images in Media

“No one is coming to save you,” said Access correspondent Scott Evans. There was some real candor during the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists’ “Images of Black Men in Media” panel this past weekend.

“No one is coming to show you, you,” Evans continued. “It’s your responsibility to show us, you. If you have an Instagram page, if you have a YouTube Channel, you can craft stories with our perspective and reach people who need to hear it. You don’t have to wait until you’re on Netflix, on NBC, in an Oscar-winning film or on a trailblazing news magazine format show to do it.”

NABJ’s nationwide Black Male Media Project, which aims to help change the narrative around the lives and images of black men in the news and in society, hosted a diverse panel of entertainment and media personalities including, Queer Eye host Karamo Brown, Access correspondent Evans, actor and comedian Lil’ Rel Howery, and TMZ producer Van Lathan. The panel was moderated by NABJ-LA Vice President Jarrett Hill.

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“Images of Black Men in Media” Panel, NABJ-LA Vice President Jarrett Hill, Queer Eye host Karamo Brown, Access correspondent Scott Evans, actor and comedian Lil’ Rel Howery, and TMZ producer Van Lathan (Image: Instagram)

 

“The great thing now is we are putting ourselves in positions to executive produce, star in and write and tell our own stories,” said comedian Lil’ Rel. “Before I did my show on Fox, I was on The Carmichael Show and I was impressed by the way Jerrod [Carmichael] really worked every level of it. He wasn’t just taking the credits, he was actually doing the work, same thing with Issa [Rae], same thing with Donald [Glover]. They inspire me. From this point on, there is no reason why I shouldn’t run my show. I should be able to tell my story and be able to sit in the writer’s room with the other writers and create these stories.”

This event was a part of a bigger conversation that took place at various chapters nationwide. The organization hosted multiple NABJ affiliate chapter conversations in several cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, simultaneously. The initiative is designed to inspire, support, and develop training and mentorship opportunities for black men working in or aspiring to work in journalism and media.

“It’s important that we have a part in the crafting of the images we see of ourselves in media because of the way they influence us, the way they impact what we believe about ourselves and what others believe about us,” said Hill.

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5 Cracking Crime Capers Where Women Take Charge

With Ocean’s 8 hitting U.S. screens this week, we’re celebrating the best crime movies that put women front and centre.

Thelma & Louise


Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma and Louise.

Thelma & Louise starts out a joyous celebration of friendship and womanhood. And while they remain central themes throughout, the film also journeys to some pretty dark places. Geena Davies is Thelma, a happy-go-lucky housewife married to a nasty piece of work. Susan Sarandon is Louise, a cynical waitress who won’t take crap from anyone. The pair drive to a fishing cabin for a weekend away, but never make it. As Thelma gets very nearly raped, Louise shoots the man dead, and the pair end up embarking on a cross-country adventure that turns into a crime spree. Culminating in one of the greatest endings in film history.

9 to 5


Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda in 9 to 5.

Dabney Coleman’s “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” is no match for Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in this phenomenally successful 1980s office comedy. The terrific trio declare war on their boss by kidnapping and blackmailing him, introducing equal pay and daycare at their work in the process. It’s a fun revenge flick, but maybe the best thing about 9 to 5 is the fact that Dolly Parton wrote the title track on set, tapping out the beat — typewriter-style — using her giant acrylic nails.

Bad Girls


Drew Barrymore, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell and Madeleine Stowe in Bad Girls.

Andie MacDowell, Drew Barrymore, Mary Stuart Masterson and Madeleine Stowe star in this tale of robbery and murder in the Old West. Which throaty trailer guy describes as follows: “All they wanted was a fresh start. They had no rights. They had no justice. And no one to stand up for them. They didn’t want this kind of life. They didn’t ask for this kind of trouble. But fate turned four women into friends. Four friends into fugitives. And four reluctant heroes into legends. Bad Girls.”

Heartbreakers


Jason Lee, Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ray Liotta in Hearbreakers.

Heartbreakers is asexed-upp Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in which Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sigourney Weaver play a dynamic daughter-mother duo who con rich men out of money. Their latest mark being a rich and elderly tycoon — played by Gene Hackman — who plans to put more tobacco in cigarettes. The humour is cynical, tasteless and nasty, but never not funny. And in spite of the fact that the leading ladies are deplorable, you can’t help but root for them.

Spring Breakers


Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens in Spring Breakers.

Written and directed by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine as friends who rob a restaurant to pay their way to Spring Break in Florida. Where they hook up with James Franco’s Alien. A gangster and hustler who plays a mean Britney Spears on his piano, and nudges them into a life of crime. Not that they need much encouraging. What follows is a twisted tale of sex, drugs, violence, and iconic pink ski masks.

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Warriors outgun Cavs to take 2-0 series lead

OAKLAND (Reuters) – Golden State’s high-powered offense was too much for the Cleveland Cavaliers as the Warriors claimed a 122-103 victory in Game Two of the NBA Finals on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.


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Giancarlo Stanton snaps home run slump as Yankees take down the Orioles, 8-5

BALTIMORE — Giancarlo Stanton did something on Saturday afternoon he hadn’t done in a while: He homered.

Stanton went deep for the first time since May 19 and the Yankees beat the Orioles, 8-5, at Camden Yards.

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LONDON (AP) — Abortion rights campaigners swallowed what they said were abortion pills outside a Belfast court on Thursday, as pressure grows to ease Northern Ireland’s strict ban on terminating pregnancies.
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It’s time to take another look at Capri Sun

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Motherhood can be exasperating. And the decisions we make just to feed our children can be enough to scramble your brain. There are so few times a product is 1) easy 2) affordable and 3) not terrible for you.

Whitney Barthel kidsA completely typical moment at our house.

I’m a mother of five; all three of these things are important to me. So when I find something that hits the trifecta, it’s enough to make me jump for joy…or perhaps just watch my kids do it. And from then on, having said product on hand is a real no-brainer.

Here’s the thing: my boys insist on bringing their lunch to school, mainly because all their friends pack a lunch, and heaven forbid they have to wait in line for hot lunch while their friends are already hanging out at a table.

Anyway, this obviously complicates things when I’m scrambling to get three kids out the door and onto the bus by 7 a.m. To make my mornings a tiny bit more manageable, I keep a few key products around that are easy to throw in a lunchbox as part of a well-rounded meal — or at least one I know I won’t get a call about from the principal or PTA.

One of these key items is Capri Sun. The brand has evolved from the one you grew up with, and now offers a ton of different options for picky parents like me who want to give their kids a decent juice drink. Right now, the boys and I are really digging the 100% Juice, Organic, and Fruit Refreshers lines, both at school and at home. They’re made from all-natural ingredients, and contain no added sugar* (THANK YOU!), artificial color, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Oh yeah, and according to my boys, they are super yummy .

While all three of the Capri Sun lines are made with all-natural ingredients, there are a few differences between the products.

  1. The 100% Juice line is just what it says — 100% Juice. Every pouch contains 3/4 cup of real fruit juice**. Try the apple, berry, fruit punch, grape or watermelon flavors.
  2. The Organic line is made from USDA Certified organic fruit and is available in apple, fruit punch, grape, tropical punch, and strawberry lemonade. My boys love the strawberry lemonade. They tell me it tastes extra delicious after getting all hot and sweaty riding bikes or wrestling on the trampoline.
  3. The Fruit Refreshers are my personal favorite and contain 50 percent less sugar than other leading juice drinks***. Fruit Refreshers come in four flavors: Awesomely Apple, Very Berry, Aloha Mango and Orange Pineapple Tango.

Bonus for moms like me who sometimes need a little treat after a grueling session of 8-minute abs: all Fruit Refreshers flavors are between 45-50 calories. Score!

Honestly, Capri Sun has made it really easy for moms to give our kids (or ourselves) a guilt-free beverage…and one that won’t bust your grocery budget either. #MomWin

When was the last time you checked out Capri Sun?

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Apple should take a page from Netflix’s playbook if it wants to succeed in TV

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Over the last few years, Netflix has undergone a rather impressive transformation. In what seems like a blink of an eye, Netflix morphed from a company that mailed out DVDs into a bona-fide streaming juggernaut with a market cap that now exceeds Disney. At the core of Netflix’s streaming success has been its obsession with churning out an endless stream of original content. As Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos explained a few years ago, Netflix’s goal was to “become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”

While Netflix appreciated the importance of having a large catalog of original programming across a multitude of genres, the same can’t be said of Apple. At this point, it’s no secret that Apple has a genuine interest in the TV space. After the lackluster rollout of Planet of the Apps and the needless remake that was Carpool Karaoke, Apple has since taken its TV efforts far more seriously by inking a number of deals with high-profile individuals like Damien Chazelle, the mastermind behind hit films like La La Land and Whiplash. Still, Apple only has about 13 planned shows at this point, a fact which 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch categorized as nothing more than a “dabbling.”

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5 Anime Side Characters Who Deserve to Take the Lead

Viewers can usually spot the main character in an anime. Often, they visually stand out from the other characters or their backstory or introduction gives it away. Unsurprisingly, these characters’ stories take center stage. After all, they’re the stars.

But it’s the supporting cast members who help them achieve their goals by providing guidance, friendship, or comic relief. When done well, these characters’ personalities and backstories can actually steal the spotlight from the lead, leaving fans begging for more. So, here are a five anime side characters who deserve to take the lead.

Kakashi Hatake — Naruto


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Kakashi Hatake from Naruto

Despite the series literally being named after the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, the show still has many secondary characters that could take the lead, such as Kakashi Hatake, a shinobi from the Konohagakure’s Hatake clan. Hatake has an interesting backstory full of pain, anguish, and growth that’s worth further exploration. He loses his mother as a child, and subsequently his father, Sakumo Hatake, a ninja renowned for saving the Hidden Leaf Village on more than one occasion.

His father’s death, in particular, adversely affects the young ninja, as he watched his father fall from grace within the village after choosing to save his comrades over completing a mission. The disgraced ninja fell into a depression, which led to his untimely death and Kakashi’s obsession with completing missions — even at the cost of his comrades. Yet, despite his troubled past, Kakashi doesn’t become evil like so many other Naruto characters. In time, he even comes to understand his father’s decision when faced with a similar choice.

Consequently, Hatake’s becomes more confident and self-reliant, which helps him to acquire the skills necessary to become a mentor to the village’s young ninjas. Despite his reputation and solid ninja skills, Hatake has shown no signs of arrogance. His modesty, tragic backstory, and ninja abilities make him the perfect choice to take the lead. It also doesn’t hurt that Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto, agrees. Kishimoto said in an interview that if he were to create a Naruto series with a different lead, Hatake would be his first pick.

Levi Ackerman — Attack on Titan


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Levi Ackerman (or Captain Levi to his comrades in arms) is the squad captain of the Special Operations Squad within the Scout Regiment. As such, many refer to him as humanity’s strongest soldier. But the decorated soldier’s past is filled with pain and loss. Not only did he lose his mother and friends, he also lost his entire squad. Despite this, he has never drifted away from his duties or lost his composure. His emotions stay hidden until he completes his mission. It’s a commendable quality that few characters in Attack on Titan possess, including the series’ main character, Eren Jaeger.

His skills on the battlefield, eccentric behavior (don’t stop by when he’s on a cleaning rampage), and cold charm draws viewers in. (Besides that, the squad captain has distinguishing features, such as the red cravat, that distinguishes him from the rest of the cast.) Despite his unapproachable and cold demeanor, Levi’s dexterity and suave personality make him more likable and deserving of the spotlight than Eren Jaeger, who spends most of his time on screen yelling and putting his comrades in unnecessary danger.

Roy Mustang — Fullmetal Alchemist


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist

Roy Mustang, also known as the Flame Alchemist, is one of the leads of the Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA)series. Even so, he can carry the show all by himself. Earning many accolades during his time in the Ishval Civil War and as a state alchemist, Mustang is a remarkable and capable commander capable of becoming the next Führer of Amestris and the main protagonist.

Although on the surface Mustang seems selfish and narcissistic, his heart is in the right place. It’s thanks to his self-absorbed façade that he can push his subordinates further than they expected. But besides his power and intelligence, he has a sensitive side that comes to light when he learns of his dear friend’s, Maes Hughes, death. A loss that affects him greatly and speeds up his plans of becoming Führer.

Not to mention, Roy Mustang is an attractive, sophisticated, powerful man in the prime of his life. With his dark, piercing eyes and baby face, the Flame Alchemist deserves to take the lead of the FMA franchise. His time during the war as a “hero of a massacre” and idealistic plans for Amestris make for a compelling story.

Shoto Todoroki — My Hero Academia


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia

Even with a cast full of bizarre superheroes, Shoto Todoroki is still one of the most unique characters on My Hero Academia. Despite not having many scenes in the first couple of episodes, his rivalry with Izuku Midoriya and unfriendly personality make him one of the most popular characters in the series, according to Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. He even beat out the main leads, Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.

Todoroki is the son of the second strongest hero, Endeavor. His father’s obsession with All Might has led Endeavor to create offspring to surpass the world’s number one hero. His fixation with All Might took priority over his family, causing Todoroki to develop an aloof personality. Even so, Todoroki is still able to grow from it. He develops his own fighting style and ethics on heroism that put his father to shame.

Todoroki’s ability to overcome his issues makes him an incredibly sympathetic and likable character. Midoriya even mentions that Todoroki has all of the makings of a protagonist — unlike himself. Maybe there’s a spinoff series in the young hero’s future.

Kiyomasa Senji — Deadman Wonderland


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Also known as Crow, Kiyomasa Senji was a police officer before landing in Deadman Wonderland. It’s thanks to Senji that the main character Ganta Igarashi lasted as long as he did in the amusement park prison. With Senji’s training and support, Ganta was able to use his Branch of Sin, making it possible for him to win and survive until the end.

Besides that, the battle-hardened veteran’s thirst for violence and cool catchphrase, “Dead Center” make him a suitable candidate to take the series’ lead role. Back during his police officer days, Senji used his ability to catch criminals, often crossing the line to capture his target. This made him a target to gangs, and, in the end, Senji lost colleagues, friends, and even his mentor, Domon. But Senji grows from these horrible experiences, becoming stronger and more determined.

But Senji isn’t just a serious badass character. When faced with danger, he shows how charismatic he is by making jokes. He also takes the time to help those weaker than himself, which is commendable. These laudable qualities, which Ganta lacks, make him the ideal choice for a lead role. (Plus, his toned body, messy hair, and eye-patch just scream main character.) Making Senji the lead would likely bring the  Deadman Wonderland anime back to life.

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The NFL Says No Kneeling? Take a Stand [Opinion]

So, let me get this straight. We have now decided to be a country where the right to bear arms is protected and vigorously defended— even when our children and their teachers are being routinely mowed down by guns in our schools. But the right to kneel in silent, respectful protest at a sporting event is a punishable offense? This is who we are?

As NFL players whisper to sports reporters about new forms of protest being hatched in the wake of Wednesday’s league vote to fine teams whose players kneel during the national anthem, there has been no backstepping on the decision. Even though it’s been slammed by legions of fans, civil rights advocates, and much of the media, the new policy stands.

According to a broadly published statement by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the move was designed to “keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it—and on our fans who enjoy it.”

Really? How’s that working out?

Note to the NFL: The Battle for Civil Rights Trumps Your Game

NFL owners, who apparently have deep concerns about where we all place our focus, reportedly agreed to this policy unanimously—even though some owners subsequently admitted they would just pay the fines, if necessary. What does that say about the NFL? And what does it say if we who consume the game don’t find a way to show them just how focused we can be—and where our focus must be if we have any chance at healing this incredibly divided nation?

Note to Goodell, all 32 franchise owners, and the powers they are clearly bowing to in the White House: No game, sports league, or song is more important than the very real social, political, racial, and economic issues that plague this country. If you truly respected the “extraordinary athletes” who care deeply enough about these issues to kneel during the anthem, you would respect their choice to do so.

The no-kneeling policy is an act of cowardice. The owners—all extremely wealthy and all white men, except two—could seize this opportunity to lead. Instead, they have refused to embrace their players (70% of whom are black, according to The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport) and help the broad community of NFL fans confront the issues that prompted athletes—led by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick—to kneel in the first place.

The players have been offered the option of staying in the locker room as opposed to taking the field (even though Donald Trump told Fox and Friends on Thursday that those who don’t want to stand for the anthem “shouldn’t be in the country.”).

This new policy does more than seek to shove their protest underground; it chooses to prioritize and protect the game at the cost of shining a light on larger concerns about where our culture is headed, about what is unfair, unequal, and unjust in our society, and what can be done about it.

There Are Cancers in Our Culture; We Are the Cure

In the midst of a critical period defined by movements such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #Enough, and #TimesUp, all aimed at driving hidden cancers in our culture into the light, how is #TakeaKnee any less deserving of our vigilant support? “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said Martin Luther King Jr. These movements are not unrelated. Think about it: Is the NFL’s response so different from school administrators who threatened to expel students for participating in the post-Parkland, Florida, massacre walk-outs?

Kneeling can mean a lot of things, but it is part of a universal language that the whole world understands. We kneel to pray, to plead, and to pay homage. We kneel in gratitude and in servitude. We kneel in anguish, in humility, and in hope. Regardless of what drives us to our knees, never has doing so been condemned as an act of disrespect. Until now. And like so much about our country in recent years, this response—exemplified by this policy—seems unreasonable at best and, at worst, unconscionable.

Admittedly, I am not a football fan. I watch the Super Bowl mainly for the commercials and half-time show. I understand that for fans, there is much more at stake here. But I lead a brand that encourages women to own their power, and fans have power too.

Another great King quote says, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice.” A few players have been brave enough to make like King and take a knee in the interest of justice. When will those who love the game do the same and take a stand?

 

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Take an exclusive look into Kelly’s Surf Ranch in Lemoore, where the first ever Founders’ Cup was hosted last week.

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Take a Look Inside the adidas x BEYOND THE STREETS Event

adidas Skateboarding and BEYOND THE STREETS have teamed up once more, this time to create this installation curated by Roger Gastman. The space had a recreation of the iconic Venice Pavilion landmark, which was fully skate able. Elsewhere there was site-specific exhibits that were curated by local L.A. graffiti legend RISK and talks given by the likes of Shepard Fairey.

Last week the 2 companies announced their upcoming MARK MAKER / RULE BREAKER collection, which will be exclusive to the BTS gift shop. The range was inspired by the pillars of graffiti and skate and included custom tees, tote bags, pins and skateboard decks. Artists that took part in the range included STAY HIGH 149, Martha Cooper, KC Ortiz, Kristofferson San Pablo, and Jason Revok and all proceeds go directly to STOKED mentoring.

In related news, adidas Skateboarding recently introduced the goalkeeper-inspired “Skate Copa” jersey pack.

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Who needs water anyway? Take a look at these beautiful deserts

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There is something beautiful about the desert. It is almost completely silent, with only the whistling of the wind providing any sounds. These are the places of legends and dreamers, and where only the toughest are able to flourish.

With a serene beauty, these places are unique both as biodomes and in and of themselves.

The Namib

The Namib is a beautiful, expansive desert which goes up and down the coast of Africa’s southern Atlantic shore, stretching 1,200 miles from Angola all the way to South Africa.

Meaning “the vast place” in the local Nama language, the desert is primarily sand dunes and has almost no human habitation in it whatsoever. Yet many animals have adapted to the tough, dry conditions, thriving in the heat. These animals include sidewinder snakes and a whole lot of beetles.

The coast of this desert is called the “skeleton coast” due to the fact that there are thousands of ships beached on the shores. There are no ports in this vast desert, so when trouble struck out on the open ocean, the sailors of these ships sailed straight for – and into land. They then left their ships to be taken over by the elements.

The Negev

The Negev comprises the entire southern region of Israel, taking up over 50 percent of the country. The desert has been conquered and reconquered innumerable times throughout the millennia.

Along with beautiful rock formations and incredible hiking trails, one can find ruins from the ancient Hebrews, ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks, the Romans, and many others here.

Coming from the Hebrew root word meaning “to dry out,” the Negev is actually full of natural springs and wildlife. There are also lots of people living in this desert, from Bedouin Arab nomads to people living in towns dotted all across the landscape.

The Thar

The Thar is a beautiful desert located on the border between India and Pakistan, and has some of the most magical scenery in the world. The desert is also densely populated for how dry the area is, and has a rich and storied history going back thousands of years.

In fact, this desert has played a huge role in human history, specifically in the history of people living in the desert. For instance, it turns out that camels are indigenous to the Thar desert. The people living in this area were the first in the world to domesticate the animal who then went on to sell them to various civilizations throughout the millennia.

Additionally, Roma are thought to have originated from this desert. Having split off from the Dom people during their migration out of the Thar desert approximately 1,000 years ago, the Roma now live all over the world.

The Danakil


This magnificent looking desert is located in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia and is situated on the border with Djibouti and Eritrea. This desert is actually a natural depression on the African continent which is caused by the African continental plate moving away from the Asian continental plate.

The beautiful colors seen here are the result of various hydrothermal vents depositing minerals into the soil.

One of these minerals is salt. For thousands of years salt has been worth more than its weight in gold, and the people who live in this desert – called the Afar people – have been mining salt for over 4,000 years, transporting the valuable mineral via camel to markets all over Ethiopia.

The Sonora

This desert is known for its huge saguaro cactuses as well as its rolling red hills and scrubland. Despite being a desert, snow routinely dusts this beautiful landscape which borders the Gulf of California and crosses between Arizona and Mexico.

Many people have lived and become captivated by this beautiful desert, including seventeen native American tribes, as well as being home to both Phoenix and Tucson Arizona.

Although people don’t typically use camels or see huge sand dunes in this desert, the red rock formations, as well as the greenery which arrives during the winter and spring, are definitely worth the trip!

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Watch: Beyoncé and Solange Take a Tiny Tumble During Their Coachella Weekend 2 Performance [Video]

Beyoncé and Solange had a tiny misstep on stage Saturday night during Bey’s second Coachella set.

While they were dancing to “Get Me Bodied” like they did during weekend one, Beyoncé tried to pick Solange up for a hug and it didn’t quite work out as planned.

In seconds, they both hit the ground and turned the moment into a rather cute recovery.

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Michael B. Jordan Stopped Dying On Camera After Mom Couldn’t Take It

 

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Michael B. Jordan has made a point to remove a major source of stress for his mother, Donna Jordan.

The actor, who most recently starred in “Black Panther,” has decided that he will never play a character whose death happens on screen – all to stop his “super emotional” mom from losing it, he revealed in an extensive interview.

“When I shot my death scene in ‘The Wire,’ she was on set. And the (production assistants) kept coming to me and saying: ‘You may want to check on your mom,’” the 31-year-old actor told The New York Times.

“I go see her, and she’s sitting there bawling. I’m just a kid. I’m going, ‘Come on, Ma. You’re embarrassing me.’ And after ‘Fruitvale Station,’ I was like, ‘Man, this is really affecting her.’”

So Jordan began taking on roles where he didn’t die: “Fantastic Four” and “Creed” and “That Awkward Moment.” In addition to the survival of his characters, he had an ulterior motive other than making his mom happy.

“I want people to see me win,” he told The Times. “I want audiences to see me ending up on top — not dying.”

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Should you, would you, take your baby to a brewery?

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I live in Colorado, where we take our craft beer seriously. I even get annoyed with memes about moms and wine in part because some of us prefer a nice, hoppy IPA or a tasty chocolate stout instead. Denver is constantly opening new craft breweries and the trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Most breweries we frequent are low-key establishments. They don’t serve food, so you’re allowed to bring in your own from home or from a nearby food truck or restaurant. People sit at long tables, picnic-style, and chat or play games or watch the Rockies. It’s a great, laid-back way to spend a weekend afternoon.

And yeah – many of us bring our kids.

We usually pack the kids a snack, and we’ll order them a soft drink or house-brewed root beer if it’s available. And they hang out and play board games or cards. My 4th grader brought his homework once. Last month, we discovered Girl Scouts selling cookies at our neighborhood brewery. We never got to the point of having our baby’s birthday party there, but I can see the argument for it. If your child has no idea they’re turning one, and their friends also have no idea what’s going on (because they’re babies), shouldn’t the adults at least enjoy themselves?

Parents are starting to get some pushback now. Some adults would like breweries to only be for those old enough to actually drink the beer. And some breweries are even cracking down, with special kid hours and rules for parents.

I view breweries like I view restaurants. You can generally tell which restaurants are family-friendly because they have highchairs and kid menus and other children milling around. They have non-breakable glasses and wipeable tablecloths. And you can always check Yelp reviews to help you out if you’re not sure.

Breweries are much the same – kid-friendly ones have plenty of space for families, and board games to play, and soda offerings as well as the beer. They just have a kid-welcome vibe about them that establishments for adults don’t…and if you’re uncertain, a little online research can usually tell you in less than 5 minutes. I also think there’s a big difference between neighborhood pubs or breweries and bars – I can see the arguments for no babies in bars (though I did that once or twice, too!). But breweries are much more relaxed.

As long as we’re all being considerate, babies and kids in breweries are no big deal…and are actually a lot of fun. And if anyone’s having a children’s party at one, add me to the guest list.

Would you take your baby to a brewery?

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Apparently Meghan Markle’s style evolution will take cues from Princess Diana

And Kate’s been helping her out

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Ever since Meghan Markle stepped into the limelight, the actress and humanitarian has been racking up major style points for her simple yet effortlessly cool sense of fashion. It’s a refreshing change to see her around town rocking a messy bun and one of her famous Meghan Markle coats, a welcome departure from the stuffiness of the past. However, a source has revealed that her sense of style is going to gradually start changing – and more specifically, in Princess Diana’s direction.

The source told Entertainment Tonight, ‘Like Kate, expect Meghan to make the occasional nod to her husband’s fashion icon mother. Both Kate and Meghan will no doubt honour Princess Diana with designs that reflect her likes and style.’

It’s not out of the ordinary for Kate to take style pointers from Princess Diana’s iconic style, from her powder blue suit in a royal Christmas card to a Prada pussybow dress she wore to visit the royal’s memorial garden.

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Kate Middleton’s engagement ring was also a gorgeous sapphire hand-me-down from the fashionable royal herself and future sister-in-law’s followed suit, as Meghan Markle’s engagement ring was crafted by Prince Harry and included two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.

Meghan’s laidback style seems to be clearly influenced by Los Angeles’ easy casual chic vibe, however in recent weeks she’s stepped up her fashion game. She’s come a long way since the ripped jeans of her Invictus Games appearance and her looks are a little more polished now, which is apparently thanks in part to Kate.

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The source revealed Kate ‘has also been advising Meghan about royal fashion, what protocol is expected and how she may have to adapt in the future. She has provided Meghan with names of some of the favourite UK go-to-designers on everything from dresses, coats and the all-important British hat.’

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Given that Kate Middleton’s hats are a thing of beauty, Meghan’s definitely in good hands – especially if she’s getting the down low on Kate Middleton’s favourite fashion brands. Though, the source speculates that somebody else may also be helping Meghan step up her style game in accordance with royal protocol.

They said, ‘It looks very much to me as if there is someone behind the scenes helping her to dress more royally. She certainly seems to be opting for more conservative designers and really stepping up to the plate in terms of royal dressing and presenting herself as a future princess.’

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Minorities, Women Take ‘Black Panther’ to 7th-Highest Grossing Film Record

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther continues to slay the box office, and it’s now set a record that has happened only twice before in the past 19 years, according to reports.

Sunday’s estimates indicate that it reached its fifth consecutive weekend leading at the box office, grossing $ 27 million and overtaking Tomb Raider (at $ 23 million). This puts the Wakanda-set, Afrofuturistic film ahead of 2009’s Avatar and 1999’s The Sixth Sense. In total, Black Panther has grossed $ 605 million domestically and $ 1.18 billion worldwide, etching the film’s success as the seventh-highest grossing film to date.

Forbes estimates that without consideration of inflation adjustment, overseas expansion, or exchange rates, Black Panther’s multibillion-dollar global total has it set to become the 14th highest-grossing movie ever. (Just to put that into perspective, film powerhouse Frozen earned $ 1.27 billion, and the legendary Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $ 1.3 billion). The publication also predicts Black Panther will beat out record-holding Iron Man 3 (at more than $ 1.21 billion) to become the biggest solo superhero flick of all time, and The Fate of the Furious (at more than $ 1.2 million) to become the most successful movie directed by an African American filmmaker.

Moviegoers of color have rallied strong behind Black Panther since its February debut, with many fans, celebrities, and youth advocates buying out theaters for viewing parties, creating social media campaigns encouraging their networks to see the movie multiple times, and adding cosplay mystique and cultural credence to the mix, dressing up in African garb and Black Panther-related costumes to view the film.

Reports offer evidence of black buying power in its contribution to boosting Black Panther‘s tremendous box-office success: Women and African Americans bolstered ticket sales, especially in the beginning, with 37% of the movie’s overall audience being African American. (The norm is 15% for black moviegoers. White moviegoers made up 35% of Black Panther’s audience during the opening weekend, Fortune reports.) Women made up 45% of the audience, surpassing the norm for a superhero film where the audience is, on average, only 38% female.

Comscore’s senior media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian, told the publication that Black Panther was “a game changer in terms of its ability to erase outdated perceptions of what can constitute a blockbuster/superhero movie. The across the board appeal of the film reflects that there are no apparent cultural limitations on the interest and love that people have for Black Panther.”

Fans in Africa and the black diaspora also contributed to the global record: According to Buzzfeed, the film earned the third-biggest opening weekend in South Africa (at $ 1.4 million) and had the biggest opening for a film from Marvel Studios in the country ever. The film set new opening weekend records in West Africa and East Africa as well, bringing in about $ 400,000 and $ 300,000, respectively. (Though quite small numbers when compared with U.S. estimates as well as the success of Nigeria’s Nollywood and Ghana’s Ghallywood—where direct-to-DVD and digital streaming models rule the day—the film still held records for biggest debuts for actual theater ticket purchases in those regions.) Public and private screenings were arranged by some the stars of the movie, including one by Lupita Nyong’o and her father in Kenya, helping to further create buzz, build dialogue, promote theater distribution support, and encourage ticket purchases in African regions.

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