Little Partners

18 Jul 19
Wander, Work, Repeat

I am a strong believer in the idea that you don’t really know somebody until you travel with them. While an international plane trip will really open your eyes to your companion’s whims, even a little road trip can shed some light on the type of person you are with and what habits they have that […]

18 Jul 19
Technopreneurph

Sambeetarts / Pixabay Network effects are spoken about increasingly in modern tech circles, but popular examples of network effects were seen in early inventions such as the telephone. At its core, network effects are a phenomenon where a product or service’s value increases as the number of users increases. Examples of this include phones and […]

18 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
A WOMAN has been left horrified after discovering her ex-boyfriend is engaged to her little sister. In a Reddit post shared on a wedding shaming Facebook group, she revealed she was stuck over whether she should attend their wedding despite still being heartbroken. A woman has been horrified to discover her ex-boyfriend is engaged to her little sister Providing backstory to the question ‘would I be the ass***e if I don’t attend my sister’s wedding?’, she wrote: “Three years ago I was in grad school and I was working as a tutor for undergrad students, that’s how I met Joe, who was five years younger than me. “We had a whirlwind romance until I told my mother, expecting her to be happy for me because I was in my first relationship where I felt more than just fondness towards my partner. “However, my parents are a little on the conservative side and as soon as my mum learned about the age difference and his various tattoos, she was livid.” The woman revealed how her parents threatened to kick her out of their home and stop paying for her education unless she ended the relationship. [quote credit=”Older sister”]She sent me a picture of her and her new boyfriend. It was my ex Joe.[/quote] They decided that they would break up and she would finish her degree, with the idea they may get back together in the future and “kept in touch over the next year”. Joe graduated and moved to the same city where her sister Allie happened to be at university. At the same time, she graduated and moved to a city nearby. “Almost two years after our break up, my sister Allie told me she’d been seeing someone for seven months and sent me a picture of her with him. It was Joe,” she continued. “I could not believe my eyes. I texted him, asking if it were true and got no reply. “I called my mother, who told me it wasn’t a big deal and they’re letting Allie have her ‘rebellious phase’.” She shared her shocking story on Reddit and asked whether she could skip their wedding The woman revealed how she dealt with the news by throwing herself into work, and then found out they got engaged through her mum. She RSVP’d yes to the wedding invitation, but she admitted that less than a month to go until their big day she is “clearly not over him”. “I tear up at the thought of watching him say ‘I do’ to my younger sister,” she added. “I don’t think I can attend their wedding and i’m thinking about using work as an excuse again. “My best friend says I’m being an ass***e and I have to grin and bear it while other friends are saying I should prioritise my health.” She later added that her sister had known who Joe was all along, had failed to mention to him they were sisters and “still expects me to attend her wedding because we’re family”. Facebook users rallied round with messages of support Members of the Facebook group left her messages of support and advice about what to do. One person wrote: “I’d wear white to this wedding.” Another commented: “That whole family sucks.” A third shared: “Find a hot friend who will agree to it and then announce that the two of you are engaged on her wedding day.” And a fourth added: “She dodged a bullet. If that piece of s**t guy could allow this to happen, he was never a good guy in the first place and would’ve hurt her in another way. Also, karma is a b***h.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /]   Earlier this week, we told you how a savvy bride spend just £3k on her whole wedding buying everything from Amazon. We also revealed how a bride got married in a £35 dress she found in a charity shop the day after getting engaged. And a bride was thrilled after making DIY wooden hangers for bridesmaids costing 46p each from Primark – but people mocked her for another hilarious fail. [bc_video video_id=”6059841363001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Savvy bride spends just £3K on her whole wedding buying everything from Amazon – including a stunning £70 dress”]
18 Jul 19
My Feelings My Freedom

One of my friends prompted me to pen down my views on “Hard work and Destiny.” The moment I heard this, my mind screamed ‘Hard work, obviously!’ but my heart though in agreement, was a little skeptical. I have been a firm believer of destiny all my life. I’ve always believed that what is destined […]

18 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
A WOMAN has been left horrified after discovering her ex-boyfriend is engaged to her little sister. In a Reddit post shared on a wedding shaming Facebook group, she revealed she was stuck over whether she should attend their wedding despite still being heartbroken. A woman has been horrified to discover her ex-boyfriend is engaged to her little sister Providing backstory to the question ‘would I be the ass***e if I don’t attend my sister’s wedding?’, she wrote: “Three years ago I was in grad school and I was working as a tutor for undergrad students, that’s how I met Joe, who was five years younger than me. “We had a whirlwind romance until I told my mother, expecting her to be happy for me because I was in my first relationship where I felt more than just fondness towards my partner. “However, my parents are a little on the conservative side and as soon as my mum learned about the age difference and his various tattoos, she was livid.” The woman revealed how her parents threatened to kick her out of their home and stop paying for her education unless she ended the relationship. [quote credit=”Older sister”]She sent me a picture of her and her new boyfriend. It was my ex Joe.[/quote] They decided that they would break up and she would finish her degree, with the idea they may get back together in the future and “kept in touch over the next year”. Joe graduated and moved to the same city where her sister Allie happened to be at university. At the same time, she graduated and moved to a city nearby. “Almost two years after our break up, my sister Allie told me she’d been seeing someone for seven months and sent me a picture of her with him. It was Joe,” she continued. “I could not believe my eyes. I texted him, asking if it were true and got no reply. “I called my mother, who told me it wasn’t a big deal and they’re letting Allie have her ‘rebellious phase’.” She shared her shocking story on Reddit and asked whether she could skip their wedding The woman revealed how she dealt with the news by throwing herself into work, and then found out they got engaged through her mum. She RSVP’d yes to the wedding invitation, but she admitted that less than a month to go until their big day she is “clearly not over him”. “I tear up at the thought of watching him say ‘I do’ to my younger sister,” she added. “I don’t think I can attend their wedding and i’m thinking about using work as an excuse again. “My best friend says I’m being an ass***e and I have to grin and bear it while other friends are saying I should prioritise my health.” She later added that her sister had known who Joe was all along, had failed to mention to him they were sisters and “still expects me to attend her wedding because we’re family”. Facebook users rallied round with messages of support Members of the Facebook group left her messages of support and advice about what to do. One person wrote: “I’d wear white to this wedding.” Another commented: “That whole family sucks.” A third shared: “Find a hot friend who will agree to it and then announce that the two of you are engaged on her wedding day.” And a fourth added: “She dodged a bullet. If that piece of s**t guy could allow this to happen, he was never a good guy in the first place and would’ve hurt her in another way. Also, karma is a b***h.” [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN FABULOUS” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /]   Earlier this week, we told you how a savvy bride spend just £3k on her whole wedding buying everything from Amazon. We also revealed how a bride got married in a £35 dress she found in a charity shop the day after getting engaged. And a bride was thrilled after making DIY wooden hangers for bridesmaids costing 46p each from Primark – but people mocked her for another hilarious fail. [bc_video video_id=”6059841363001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Savvy bride spends just £3K on her whole wedding buying everything from Amazon – including a stunning £70 dress”]
18 Jul 19
THAT ZED BLOG

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

18 Jul 19
MadameNoire

While Iris thought finding Keith’s empty box of Trojan Magnums said a lot about him, her reaction to it said more about her and her insecurities.

18 Jul 19
Sport Archives

8:25 am Bill ConnellyESPN Sometimes the most interesting divisions and conferences are not the most relevant from the point of view of the national title. The Big Ten West is a good example. Unless Scott Frost has a second-year miracle in Nebraska, it is highly likely that no divisional team will be involved in the […]

18 Jul 19
GoldDerby
Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” received 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Tuesday for its three orphaned Season 2 episodes, but it’s definitely not too early to look at its Emmy prospects next year for Season 3. In the midst of the looming onscreen resistance, the show, which returned on June 5, found a moment to explore Aunt Lydia’s backstory in the eighth episode “Unfit,” which could catapult Ann Dowd all the way into next year’s drama supporting actress lineup and back at the podium. While Aunt Lydia has been sending chills down our spines since the moment she walked onscreen, she’s never felt like a one-note villain. Whether it’s tears bleeding down her face as she commands the handmaids to stone Janine (Madeline Brewer), or her denouncing the silencing of women to June (Elisabeth Moss), Dowd has always visibly portrayed Lydia’s inner turmoil. Aunt Lydia may be a devout Christian who believes in the majority of Gilead’s doctrine, but she primarily cares about the well-being of all children and most notably, that of her “girls.” In Lydia’s mind, handmaids can only be cleansed of their sins by becoming God-fearing people, and taking all necessary measures to achieve exactly that is the right thing to do. This is further explored in the third season, where she’s in a precarious position after being severely injured by Emily (Alexis Bledel) in the Season 2 finale. Nevertheless, she’s back on her feet quickly, maybe too early, and more duty-bound than ever. So when Janine tells the Putnams that she could give them a second child, Lydia reacts instantly by repeatedly beating her with a taser stick, leaving even the Commanders in the room shell-shocked. Overall, in her attempt to regain trust from Gilead after not foreseeing the assault by one of her own handmaids, she’s more ruthless yet wildly inconsistent than she’s ever been. SEE 2019 Emmy nominations: Here’s the complete list of nominees Much of her behavior is put into perspective in “Unfit,” during which we find out her backstory. The former Lydia Clements was a teacher, already a devout Christian, and already so caring of children that she waits with her student Ryan (Ian Ho) for his mother Noelle (Emily Althaus) to pick him up from school. Soon after, she befriends the single mother, who convinces her to rejoin the dating scene. After a not-so-great previous marriage, Lydia finally seems happy when she connects with a (Christian) colleague, Jim Thorne (John Ortiz), at a New Year’s Eve party. But after he admits that their relationship is developing too quickly for him, Lydia is overtaken by shame and complete humiliation, which soon turn into malevolence. And this malevolence triggers her subsequent decision to report Noelle to the authorities and have Ryan taken away from her. This episode is tailor-made for an Emmy submission, not only because Dowd has ample screen time, but because she’s uniformly excellent in it. There are loud, showy moments, like Lydia crying on the edge of her bathtub after Jim leaves her apartment, then smashing the mirror in agony, that are balanced out with subtle ones, like her beamingly singing along to karaoke next to her newfound partner. It’s refreshing to see Lydia with her hair down, wearing clothes that couldn’t be more different from her brown Gileadean work uniform and altogether being a recognizable person. Because let’s be honest: Her reaction to Jim asking her to join him onstage, being completely and utterly embarrassed because she can’t sing, could not be more relatable. Dowd almost makes you feel sorry for Lydia at times, but even her smallest facial mannerisms — for instance, the abrupt flash of deprecation that crosses her face at the mention of a same-sex relationship — ultimately remind you of the woman she eventually becomes. There are no redeeming qualities to Lydia that will make up for the horrible actions she’s committed, but she was once was a well-intentioned woman who could have found happiness in life. SEE Bradley Whitford could be the maiden male actor to win an Emmy for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ What also makes “Unfit” a fitting Emmy submission is the fact that Lydia has an ongoing storyline in the present timeline as well, which is largely centered around condemning June for harming her daughter with her actions. And yet again, she’s nearly injured when Ofmatthew (Ashleigh LaThrop) loses it in a supermarket and points a gun at her, after being forced to atone for not wanting to have her child. But before she can pull the trigger, she’s shot by guardians, and this time Lydia goes home unharmed. While Dowd did receive traction for her work in the 2012 movie “Compliance,” it took until 2017 for this veteran actress to finally get her proper due. She received not one but two Emmy nominations, one in Best Drama Supporting Actress for “Handmaid’s,” which turned into an eventual win, and the other in Best Drama Guest Actress for HBO’s “The Leftovers.” Since she received a second nom for “Handmaid’s” just last year, one for Season 3 would be her fourth career bid. Yes, it’s a long . time before 2020 Emmy voting actually commences, but with other heavy-hitters like “Big Little Lies” and “Stranger Things” airing now as well, early birds might not fare badly after all. Plus, with an Emmy track record like “Handmaid’s’” and the fact that it just managed to nab 11 bids for three episodes — and her memorable character-centric episode, Dowd may not have to worry about the early release. PREDICT the Emmys now; change them until September 22 Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before winners are announced on September 22. And join in the fun debate over the 2019 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news. SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions
18 Jul 19
It's just the booze dancing...

G-LO: Well, you did it again! A red-eye flight from LAX to JFK on Tuesday evening, an afternoon of eating and drinking in Midtown Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon followed by a 4 hour Kosher BBQ and whisky event in Battery Park at a little thing called Kiddushfest – World of Whisky, Brews, and Que, post-event […]

18 Jul 19
Metro
Dreamy (Picture: OAUI/Metro.co.uk) Calling all perfume and OAUI haircare lovers. Jen Atkin’s celeb-approved and cult-loved haircare line OUAI is re-releasing two sell-out fragrances Melrose Place and North Bondi, that launched last November and sold out in just one week. Despite being best-known for their range of haircare, including the game-changing Dry Shampoo Foam, Wave Spray and Scalp and Body Scrub, the limited edition perfumes became the second biggest launch in the history of the brand. So it’s unsurprising they’re bringing two of the four fragrances back for good. View this post on Instagram FRAGRANCE DROPS TOMORROW ⏰ on theOUAI.com. A post shared by OUAI Haircare (@theouai) on Jul 17, 2019 at 9:38am PDT From 5pm today, you’ll be able to get your hands on OUAI De Parfums’ Melrose Place and North Bondi at £46 each on OUAI’s website. So now, you can smell like OUAI all over your bod. Whether you prefer a sweet, floral fragrance, or something a little more seductive, one of the two city inspired scents will probably catch your eye. North Bondi, which contains bergamot, rose de mai, and white musk, captures the beach babe’s laid-back style. Melrose Place encapsulates the spirit of downtown LA, with a blend of champagne, lychee and cedarwood. View this post on Instagram Coming soon (+ staying for good!)🌹🌊 #MelrosePlace #NorthBondi ** @theouai .com 7/18 @urbanoutfitters 7/18 @sephora online 7/23 in-store 8/9 more retailers🔜 A post shared by Founder/Hairstylist/DogMom (@jenatkinhair) on Jul 12, 2019 at 9:46am PDT And as the original prelaunch waitlist for the OUAI De Parfums racked up over 10,000 people and sold out in one week (across all of their retailers including Cult Beauty) we predict they’ll struggle to keep them in stock. To celebrate the relaunch, Metro.co.uk spoke to Jen Atkin on the inspiration behind the OUAI scents, and what to look for in a good fragrance. What was your inspiration for the hair fragrances when you created the brand? The inspiration was the thousands of DMs, comments, and emails that both OUAI and I received from our loyal customers asking us to create a fragrance from certain products we had out. What was it like trialling and testing perfumes during the process? I have around 250 bottles of perfume in my beauty closet. I had so much fun with this and was so happy to see how well received it was when we released it in a limited quantity. How many tries did it take to get the perfect perfume blend? When we were working on the fragrance for OUAI back in 2015 I asked my partners to invest in the best fragrance house Givudaun. I knew they were involved in creating so many amazing luxury scents that I was a fan of. We did a ton of extensive testing and mixing for almost a year and I’m so proud of where we landed. When did you know launching fragrance was the right move? When the demand got bigger and bigger. I wish we could have launched it from Day one, but we wanted to make sure we got the look and feel of the bottle down. [metro-zone-post-strip] What do you look for in a good fragrance? I’m all about a scent that lasts and is a conversation starter. I love floral and musk scents and I think when they’re combined together its heaven. What I’ve learned through the process is about “notes” that help determine an overall scent. I like a base, top, and middle note that have a good synergy to create an epic scent. I’m a big fan of floral like gardenia and jasmine. For body I love a more citrus tone. What are your tips for wearing fragrance? Don’t spray and walk through it. I suggest spraying on dry skin preferably right after a shower or bath. [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/17/little-bumps-on-your-thighs-heres-how-to-deal-with-keratosis-pilaris-10392892/” title=”Little bumps on your thighs? Here’s how to deal with keratosis pilaris”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/24/urban-decays-best-selling-setting-spray-exactly-need-summer-9837222/” title=”Urban Decay’s best-selling setting spray is exactly what you need this summer”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/18/create-love-island-star-molly-maes-crown-braid-9997987/” title=”How to create Love Island star Molly-Mae’s crown braid”]
18 Jul 19
Kendall's Life

2019 has been INCREDIBLE. Shane and I just returned from a crazy music festival, BassCoast, and I am so full of happy memories from all of the amazing experiences 2019 has had to offer. I can’t keep up with writing about all of them! I remember the day we decided to walk the Camino. Shane […]