This Kendall Jenner Vs. Britney Spears Fashion Faceoff Was 14 Years in the Making

We’ve already caught Kendall Jenner channeling Britney Spears in the past, and now the supermodel just took her appreciation for all things ’90s style to the next level by wearing almost the same exact diamond choker as Brit, 14 years after the pop princess first rocked it.

Kendall Jenner and Britney Spears Lorraine Schwartz chokersEvan Agostini/Invision/AP; Jim Spellman/WireImage


Jeweler to the stars Lorraine Schwartz pointed out that she made an almost identical diamond choker for Kendall’s White House Correspondents look to the one Britney wore in 2002 at the MTV Video Music Awards

“The first one I made in 2002 that #britneyspears wore to the 2002 #vma’s to the one #kendalljenner wore to the 2016 #whcd it shows that a #classic is classic forever even if it’s a little #funky ???? #lorraineschwartzjewelry #goodthingslastforever,” she shared on Instagram.

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If only Instagram existed in 2002, we know Brit would have posted a similar photo to Kendall, showing off the goods.

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Bella Hadid hit the Met Gala afterparty circuit in a body-hugging Atsuko Kudo crop top and pencil skirt, as previously seen on Kim Kardashian. The reality star is a huge fan of the latex brand, and has stepped out in a number of second-skin looks from the label over the years, even during her pregnancy with Saint!

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While Kim may have stepped out in the latex look first, Bella still gets some serious points for that sexy, ’90s inspired topknot she paired it with.

What do you think of Kendall and Brit’s choker faceoff? How about Bella and Kim? Vote in our polls below, and be sure to share any additional thoughts in the comments.

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Kaia Gerber Hires the Kardashians’ Stylist, Making Her Transformation into Kendall Jenner Almost Complete

The Kardashian ladies have a very particular style M.O. It’s an oft-imitated uniform that typically consists of a whole lot of body con dresses, plunging necklines and bra tops mixed in with a handful of floor-skimming dusters and more chokers than anyone previously knew existed on this planet. The family’s go-to stylist, Monica Rose, has extended this style domination to stars including Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid, but perhaps her most formidable conquest has just occurred.

We already warned you that this day was nigh, but the day is now officially here: teen model Kaia Gerber (a.k.a. Cindy Crawford’s daughter) has enlisted the services of Monica Rose, and her up-and-coming-Kendall moment has arrived.

Kaia Gerber Monica Rose style CoachellaPap Nation/Splash News Online

Rose is the driving force behind all those quintessentially Karjenner looks (think everything from Kendall‘s love affair with a wide leg trouser to Kim‘s year of chokers with a touch of fur).

Her roster of A-list celebrity model clientele is steadily growing (in addition to Teigen and Hadid, she’s got Bella Hadid, Chanel Iman and more). And she’s just signed on with Kaia, the 14-year-old up-and-coming model, who made her Coachella debut under the stylist’s sartorial tutelage this weekend.

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For the first outfit Monica created for the 14-year-old, she went with a look we’re going to refer to as “festival goth,” pairing a Forever 21 top with a sheer black chiffon Michelle Hébert kimono, One x OneTeaspoon high-rise black shorts, a lip-print scarf from Rockins, Ray-Ban sunglasses, boots from Alexander Wang, and a backpack and jewelry from Chrome Hearts (a natural choice, given Kaia currently serves as the face of the last two brands). Of course, chokers and layers were key.

Her second outfit was right out of the Karjenner playbook as well: a tiny romper with a gauzy duster, accented with suede heels and a scarf-turned-choker.

While we all know Kaia won’t have truly reached peak Kardashian until she starts wearing neon-hued wigs, sheer Wolford turtlenecks, and Yeezys with every ensemble, we think it’s safe to say she’s about to follow in Kendall’s well-shod footsteps right onto some major catwalks.

What do you think of Kaia’s Coachella look? What other styles would you like to see her and Monica Rose try out?

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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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You’re Making Me Hate You Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Perseus Books Group Publish Date: 2015/07/07 Synopsis: The lead singer of the bands Slipknot and Stone Sour humorously pokes fun at all of life’s annoyances including the rude behavior of people in malls and restaurants, poor fashion decisions, air travel and the sad state of modern music. Language: ENGLISH Pages: 243 Dimensions: 7.00 x 5.00 x 1.00 Weight: 1.00
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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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Seven inmates in a South Carolina prison were punished with a combined total of nearly 20 years of solitary confinement — for making a rap music video and posting it on WorldStar.

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Your Spouse’s Unhealthy Habits Could Be Making You Fat, Study Says

(Reuters Health) – Need another reason to blame weight gain on your marriage? When one spouse becomes obese, the other’s risk of obesity almost doubles, a U.S. study suggests.

“Normal weight people whose spouses went from being normal weight to obese were more likely to become obese,” said Laura Cobb, who led the study as a researcher at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

“This suggests that changes in one spouse are likely to also be reflected in the other spouse, likely because of similar changes in diet, physical activity or other behaviors that impact obesity,” Cobb said by email.

Plenty of research already links marriage and weight gain, and scientists have firmly established the connection between obesity and heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

What the current study adds is a fresh take on how couples may gain weight in tandem, insight that might help shape more effective obesity prevention and treatment efforts targeting couples, Cobb and colleagues note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Researchers followed almost 4,000 couples for up to 25 years, starting between 1987 and 1989. After an initial exam, they had three follow-up visits roughly three years apart, followed by a fifth exam between 2011 and 2013.

At the start of the study, 23 percent of the men and 25 percent of the women were obese.

Non-obese men whose wives became obese between visits in the study were 78 percent more likely to become obese during that period than they would have been had their wives not gained so much weight, the study found.

Having a husband become obese was linked to an 89 percent increased risk of developing obesity for their wives.

Not many people who started out obese lost enough weight to be considered no longer obese, but when they did, their spouse was also more likely to become non-obese.

Shortcomings of the study include the long stretch of time that elapsed between the fourth and fifth exams and the large proportion of people who died or left the study before the final visit, the authors acknowledge.

It’s not unusual for married couples to forge common habits over time that influence their weight, said Ivanka Prichard, a weight loss researcher at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia.

“Over time, similarities in diet, particularly any unhealthy aspects, may lead to weight changes,” Prichard, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. “There are also a range of pressures in life that could impact this such as having children, work, shared health knowledge, time or finances.”

Like unhealthy habits, though, positive lifestyle choices can also be contagious in a marriage, said Debra Umberson, director of the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

“When married people get in shape or lose weight, it’s often because one spouse takes the lead and urges the other spouse along,” Umberson, who wasn’t involved in the study, said by email. “Even if the person not taking the lead is resistant, over time they will probably be influenced by the kinds of food and activities their spouse is involved with – especially if the person taking the lead is the one who purchases groceries or prepares meals.”

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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

‘Manufactured’ Masculinity: Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism


‘Manufactured’ Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the ‘manufacture’ of masculinity in the period world-famous ‘public’ school system for the privileged which serviced the largest empire, the world has ever known, at the zenith of its control and which has had a significant influence in the formation of the modern world. This authoritative study of the making of British imperial masculinity shines light on the period of Muscular Christianity, Social Darwinism and Militarism as meshed ideological instruments of both power and persuasion.

This magisterial study reveals the extraordinary and paramount influence of games fields as the ‘machine tools’ in an ‘industrial process’ with the schools as ‘workshops’ containing ‘cultural conveyor-belts’ for the production of robust, committed and confident servants of empire, and templates for imperial reproduction in imperial possessions. Mainly on efficient ‘production belt’ playing fields of the privileged minds were moulded, attitudes were constructed and bodies shaped – for imperial manhood. Earlier ‘manliness’ was metamorphosized, morality was redefined and militarism at the high point of imperial grandeur was an adjunct. Professor Mangan outlines this unique process of cultural conditioning with a unique range of evidence and analysis.

This book was published as a special double issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.


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Art Therapy Is More Than Just Making Nice Pictures

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper, crayon to coloring book, or hand to wet clay knows the healing powers embedded in such creative endeavors. More than just a pastime, art can be an escape, a stimulus, a war cry or a tranquil reprieve.

Art therapy, defined as “a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication,” revolves around this principal of art’s immense power. Open to children and adults of any background and experience, the still-evolving field explores modes of expression, understanding and healing that occur when paint touches canvas. While too many schools today run under the assumption that art is extraneous, a diversion from traditional academic subjects, art therapists know better. They know that art has the potential to change lives, and, even to save them.

Tally Tripp is the art therapy clinic director of George Washington University, specializing in individuals who have experienced trauma. Entering the field in its nascent phase, in the 1970s, Tripp was elemental in shaping the field as we know it today. 

Continuing The Huffington Post’s coverage of the often misunderstood field that is art therapy, and the pioneers who continue to sculpt it, we reached out to Tripp to discuss the details of her career’s past and present.  

How did you become interested in art therapy? How did you learn about the field? 

When I first learned about art therapy it was definitely a field in its infancy. Personally, I have always loved art making and combined that with an interest in working with people. In high school I spent summers in New York working for the Children’s Aid Society with disadvantaged children in a camp program. It was there, as a counselor in the arts and crafts program, I came across one of the original art therapy journals: the Bulletin of Art Therapy (edited by Elinor Ulman and produced between 1961-1970).

For many years, that journal was the only art therapy publication available. At the same time, in 1971, Elinor Ulman and her colleague, psychologist Bernard Levy started an art therapy program at the George Washington University. Pretty quickly my goal became to study art therapy in the master’s program at GW, which I did between 1978 and 1981. Now, full circle, I am a full time professor in the art therapy program at GW and the director of the GW Art Therapy Clinic.

How did art therapy look when you first immersed yourself in it? 

In the late 1970s, art therapy was still an emerging profession. It was definitely an exciting time for the field as we students were taught by some of the early pioneers: Elinor Ulman, Edith Kramer and Hanna Kwiatkowska — innovative thinkers developing clinical approaches that were based largely on intuition coupled with psychoanalytic thinking that was popular at the time. Also in those days there were few texts or research studies on art therapy to guide us, so we learned primarily by our experiences and our clinical work. As art therapy was a relatively unknown profession, we all put time and effort into spreading the word and educating others about its value.

The field is more established now, and more often than not, people have heard of art therapy and have some understanding of how it works. Art therapists now have licenses in some states as well as levels of professional credentialing and board certification. Beyond that, we have a lot of art therapy literature at our fingertips including research studies supporting the efficacy of art therapy and describing how it is utilized across many settings and populations. Art therapists can now be found in various settings — from medical and psychiatric hospitals, to schools, geriatric facilities, community and studio settings, and in private practice.

What are your areas of interest in the field? 

I have maintained a private practice in art therapy for over 30 years. My specialization is working with individuals who have experienced trauma. I find these clients are excellent candidates for art therapy precisely because the art can provide a means for expressing the inexpressible feelings that are often shut down or pushed away from consciousness in response to traumatic events. It has been exciting in the last 25 years to see that neuroscience research has validated the kind of work we do. Through brain imagery, we now know that the cognitive and executive functioning of the brain is for the most part “off line” when people are recalling their traumas, rendering them essentially “speechless.” This helps explain why traditional verbal therapy is often not enough when working with trauma, and why art (imagery) and other experiential therapies are so effective.

I reached out to you in part because of Suicide Awareness Month. In your private practice do you work with many patients grappling with suicidal thoughts? What are some of the methods you practice in such circumstances? 

Any therapist in private practice will have to deal with patients who are struggling with suicidal thoughts from time to time. Negative beliefs and hopelessness can render the individual helpless to combat the urge for self-harm. To work with suicidal thoughts, a clinician must first assess how developed the plan is, and, if the patient is truly in imminent danger of self-harm, hospitalization may be required. But hospitalization has its limits and is only one step.

Beyond the immediate safety needs, I work on resourcing my patients to help them develop other coping strategies so that they can better manage their feelings and find alternate responses. Some interventions might include creating a safety plan with a hierarchy of actions to take, or to come up with a list of resources that can be quickly accessed when the suicidal impulse arises, or helping with a variety of cognitive and behavioral restructuring techniques, or perhaps increasing the frequency of therapy sessions, etc. Sometimes I will recommend a soothing art activity for “homework” such as working in an art coloring book or journal, that can assist with a person feeling grounded and safe. Art can soothe anxiety and help with re-focusing attention to something more positive and less destructive than a suicidal plan.

Are most of the patients you encounter already involved in art? Are they ever skeptical?  

It is true that most people think of going to an art therapist because they enjoy making art and are already involved in it somehow. But that is not the only kind of person who will benefit from art therapy.

For example, one man I worked with was also being seen in marriage therapy and was referred to me because it was determined that he needed to access more emotional depth. This man had no apparent interest in art, but agreed to see me as an experiment because art therapy had been recommended. I invited him to work on a picture of simply lines and shapes and just “see what happens.” His first picture, a simple downward sloping line was created in a matter of seconds. But when we held the “picture” up and explored it from a distance, he became struck by the downward motion and then exclaimed: “This is exactly what I have been trying to describe. It looks like my mother’s lap. Empty. She was never able to really hold me!” The image and description of not being held as a child became a fundamental theme in our work together. And within a few months, this patient enrolled in a painting class and began a new appreciation for art.

Can you explain what you hope to achieve with a suicidal patient through art therapy? What changes are you looking to make?

Often the artwork will convey a suicidal feeling of hopelessness or despair long before words are consciously available. The image can provide a means for discussing feelings that are either unclear or difficult to verbalize. Art works tend to be self-referential so we work actively with the images and themes that are produced.

For example, an image of a desolate landscape might signal an empty feeling and suicidal state in the artist. While I do not interpret the image, the patient and I will work together to explore the metaphor and any personal meaning or feelings that are attached. Because the picture is something we can look at together, it gives both artist and therapist an opportunity to “do” something with it. Art therapy can empower the individual to find a solution or create a “preferable ending” in the art. It is interesting to note that creating artwork that challenges the initial feelings of hopelessness will actually affect the neural firing in the brain. The more practice a person has exploring “preferable endings” for example, the more this will result in the brain finding alternatives to self-destructive behavior. So making art can be a good practice for seeking solutions and reducing negative thoughts.

Is there a certain type of patient you think is more suited to art therapy as opposed to other therapy methods? 

Anyone who is willing to explore feelings through the process of making art can benefit from art therapy. Some people will naturally be drawn to this kind of therapy — children in particular where their natural language is through art and play.

Adolescents are also good candidates for art therapy because they may be resistant to traditional talk therapies and usually will enjoy working with art materials. I work with adults, however, and maintain that they are still children inside, as it is often an adult embodying that child state coming in to my office. The art helps bypass the defense and intellectualization inherent in verbal language. When a new (adult) patient is referred to me, I often start by asking, “Why do you think art therapy will help?” Right there, I am getting an alliance with the patient by suggesting that I believe that the experiential and creative nature of making art, in the company of an attuned art therapist, will make a difference.

What makes art therapy so powerful?

Art therapy is more than just making nice pictures. In fact, art therapy is more often a process of making ugly or messy pictures that depict a feeling state, not a final product that is all neat and tied together. Art therapy is about that creative process where the client, in the company of an art therapist, is working and re working problems via a range of fluid and variable art materials.

In private practice, I find the spontaneously created art pieces are the most meaningful and often help a person find resolution for specific traumatic experiences. The benefit occurs when the art made facilitates a sense of mastery over the problem. For example, a patient who has experienced years of abuse or neglect in childhood may be able to finally express feelings that had been avoided or pushed out of conscious awareness because they were overwhelming at the time. The images often speak more loudly than words. With the encouragement of the art therapist, difficult feelings can be expressed through making art.

The process varies widely so there is no one way to describe what happens in a session. When a person first faces a blank piece of paper, there might be some resistance or hesitancy to explore feelings so the resultant images may appear tight and controlled as in a line drawing or pencil sketch. But after some trust is established in the therapeutic relationship, the art process can move towards more expressive activity, which would suggest the patient is accessing stronger emotion. Often the patient will begin experimenting with more evocative materials at that point, for example using paint or clay to express feelings like anger, shame or fear. The art therapist is knowledgeable about psychological problems and the use of various art media; the process is flexible and individually focused to support the patient to find materials and techniques that connect with the issues at hand. And as a patient becomes more open to the process and discovers more creative resources within, the art product will also change. In art therapy, there is always that creative edge that keeps the process dynamic and contributes to the process of healing.

 

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

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The tennis stars will be out in full force tonight.
Maria Sharapova is making a personal appearance this evening at Bloomingdale’s, where she’ll sign autographs and pose for pictures from 6 to 7 p.m. The tennis star is promoting her new pop-up shop at Bloomingdale’s featuring candy, treats and other confections. The shop, called Sugarpova, will be up through Sept. 14.
Meantime, across town, Rafael Nadal will be doing a question-and-answer at Macy’s Herald Square tonight at 5:30 p.m., with Tommy Hilfiger to promote Hilfiger’s new fragrance line, TH Bold.

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Making of a Style Icon: The Stylist Behind Laverne Cox’s Fashion

She’s beauty, she’s grace, she’s ruling the red carpet. Actress Laverne Cox, star of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, wherever she goes, is turning heads and wowing the press with her elegantly unique style.

After being named one of Time‘s 100 Most Influential People, scoring a coveted spot on People‘s Most Beautiful People list, and appearing on numerous magazine covers, it’s hard to keep up with this megastar.

But even a great deal more is going on. Laverne Cox is establishing herself as not just a leading figure promoting the transgender community, but also as a style icon.

It is often thought that behind most exceedingly successful individuals is a person helping navigate the tricky waters of stardom. So who’s the stylist working with Laverne to perfect her sophisticated aesthetic? Christina Pacelli, stylist to Laverne, shares with us the process of elevating someone into style stardom.

As most fashion boys and girls do, this Huntington Beach, California native discovered her love for fashion at a young age. She says she first became fixated on clothes in fourth grade. Back-to‐school‐shopping was the highlight of her year. With a mother from Mexico and a first-generation Italian father, Pacelli says her upbringing was anything but conventional, as she has been on her own and financially autonomous since the tender age of 15.

Clueless‘s Cher and My‐So‐Called‐Life‘s Jared Leto have all provided inspiration to Pacelli, who admires their hard-to-achieve “I don’t give a damn” look.

After studying Communications and Law at UCLA, she began her professional career as an entertainment and lifestyle publicist. She then transitioned to her love of fashion and began apprenticing for stylists such as New York‐based Anna Katsanis, who has styled editorials for major magazines around the world.

Through her publicist relationships, Pacelli was introduced to Laverne and it was fireworks from the start.

Pacelli says:

Laverne and I share the same stylistic approach. She has an admirable sense of fashion, and a great point of view when it comes to personal style and the fashion industry. She is very involved in her styling, which I believe comes through in her looks. In Laverne’s words, ‘I follow the guiding pillars of FFPS in fashion — Fit, Fabric, Proportion and Silhouette. If all are right, then the look will translate well’

But how do all of the buzz-worthy looks come together? From custom Marc Bouwer to Viktor Luna, Cox and Pacelli have procured show‐stopping styles.

Pacelli says:

When Laverne and I first began working together, we briefed one another on our individual stylistic philosophies. With Laverne, it is not simply about wearing a designer garment. What she wears embodies her personality, confidence and her role for the occasion, or it will feel out of place and naturally won’t be worn.

With so many notable moments, Pacelli says that some of her proudest times with Laverne include the 2014 Emmy Awards in custom Marc Bouwer, the Creative Arts Emmys and Entertainment Weekly party in Donna Karan and the White House Correspondents Dinner in Ines Di Santo. Pacelli notes, “Laverne’s style has always been feminine and pretty. Our work together has built upon that, to take her style to non-obvious places and further showcase her confidence, grace, strength and sophistication.”

Landing spots on countless best‐dressed lists, Christina does not disregard the strides they have made together.

Pacelli describes:

She has been called a style icon on the rise. I do not disagree with that. She is making history with her presence in the industry and I do not take the job lightly. As a transgender black woman who has already pioneered so much, and broken barriers, the way Laverne looks and dresses has an impact and influence upon so many people, LGBT or non‐LGBT. People have shared with me they have been moved to tears observing Laverne because of what she stands for and how she inspired them with her visual presence.

Christina herself has been tapped to be featured in a Viacom series, which will air on MTV and Netflix.

As Laverne continues to gain meteoric success and notoriety, it’s clear we have a great deal of fierce fashion to look forward to. And not only will the fashion be beautiful, but Cox and Pacelli will together be defying cultural norms and changing the world’s perception of the transgender community.

“I knew that styling Laverne Cox came with more responsibility than just vanity. She inspires people simply by what she is wearing. And then she speaks and inspires them more. I understand and take my responsibility very seriously. I know eyes are on Laverne from all over the world.”

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Trump: ‘Making America Hate Again!’

Trump’s official campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again!” Perhaps he should change it to the headline above.

The Huffington Post has made an editorial decision to put Trump articles in the Entertainment section instead of the political section. This seemed like a good idea at the time.

Admittedly he is the class clown — and the schoolyard bully. Oddly, also the teacher’s pet. But his toxic mix of egotism, cynicism and racism simply isn’t entertaining. It is, however, still a spectacle.

His now infamous tirade about Mexicans being criminals and rapists is well-known.

Recently two cowardly young thugs in Boston allegedly urinated on and used a metal pole to beat a 58-year-old sleeping Hispanic homeless man, fracturing his nose and causing other serious injuries. One of them reportedly told the police “Donald Trump was right, all of these illegals need to be deported.” (Apparently, the two assailants checked his immigration status before brutalizing him.) A news person asked Trump for his reaction, and Trump reportedly said “That would be a shame” adding this remarkable statement, “I will say, the people that are following me are very passionate. They love this country. They want this country to be great again. But they are very passionate. I will say that.”

His supporters chanted “USA! USA! USA!” when some protesters were thrown out of a Trump event in Phoenix — as if they were cheering at Wrestlemania.

This week at a press conference in Iowa, several times Trump ordered Univision anchorman Jorge Ramos, a respected journalist and an American citizen, to “Sit down,” as if Ramos were a dog being ordered by his unkind master to “Sit.” Trump also added to “Go back to Univision.” Then Trump nodded at one of his security guards who escorted Ramos out of the room.

In the hallway, a Trump supporter further humiliated Ramos telling him “Get out of my country.” Ramos responded with restraint, class, and dignity.

The delusional Donald has often claims that he will win the “Hispanic” vote. This assertion might be just another Trump empty promise. A recent Gallop Poll shows among Hispanic voters, he has the highest disapproval rate (65 percent) of any GOP candidate.

Apparently he is looking to carry Asian vote as well. Here’s Trump mocking them and doing a racially stereotypical impersonation of “these people”:

While Trump may not carry Latinos or Asians, he will likely carry the racists’ vote. It isn’t surprising that Trump is receiving endorsements from white supremacy groups and neo-Nazis. David Duke, former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, has reportedly called Trump the best of the GOP candidates.

In an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Trump reportedly said “I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement” and added “I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.” When asked if he would repudiate the endorsement, Trump is quoted as saying “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”

That doesn’t make me feel any better.

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101 Anniversary Gifts for Her, Anniversary Gifts for Him: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Lasting Memories & Making Their Heart Smile!

101 Anniversary Gifts for Her, Anniversary Gifts for Him: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Lasting Memories & Making Their Heart Smile!


101 Anniversary Gifts for Her, Anniversary Gifts for Him: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Lasting Memories & Making Their Heart Smile! Series on anniversary gifts for men, anniversary gifts for wife, anniversary gifts for husband, wedding anniversary gifts, marriage gifts The quality of time together is not measured by the minutes or months that have passed by. It does not matter whether you have been together as a couple for many years or only a couple of months, the main point is that as a couple you appreciate each other’s company. An Anniversary is truly like a birthday of your relationship. However, sadly for many couples anniversaries pass by without anything eventful happening, without any appreciation being shown. If your anniversary is approaching and you want to make it a memorable time, then this book is just right for you. With painstaking effort, I have compiled a list of 101 creative yet easy-to-do gift ideas to make your anniversary day special. I hope that by taking inspiration from this book, you can make the day special and memorable for your partner. In This Book You Will Discover: Fun & Romantic Wedding Anniversary Gifts to inspire love and lasting memories and smilesCreative Marriage Gifts that don’t cost a thing, but that will make your partner think you put in A LOT of time and effort. Tired of doing the same ole thing? In 101 Anniversary Gifts for Her, Anniversary Gifts for Him: You will discover unique ideas to Surprise, Be Spontaneous, and Keep or Re-Kindle the Spark! And More! Let’s Begin!

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Oxblood & Ash: Dyed Bone Beads- 108 beads / Natural Beads / Boho, Gypsy, Woodland Summer Fashion / Craft, Jewelry Making Supplies

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The “People Power” Internet Business Superbook Five Books on Making Money Online

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The five books on making money online are as follows: Book 1. Business Website, Collect Money, Send Things Book 2. Internet Selling (Sell on Your Website & on the Big Internet Stores) Book 3. Online Classified Ads Book 4. Internet Marketing, Website Optimization (Get Visitors to Your Website) Book 5. Computer-Internet Jobs-Business E-commerce lowers the cost of transmitting information and makes it accessible to everywhere on the planet in under a second. That’s great but that’s all it is, a faster, more accessible means to do business. If your product is not very good and you have problems running your business, e-commerce will not magically make you rich. Many players tried to make money from the internet itself like ebay, amazon, google, etc. but most failed. Many retail internet websites failed but some fared alright, the ones that had a niche market where the products they sold could be easily shipped by a delivery company and already established companies who merely put out a website to enhance their existing business. The major disadvantages of internet sales are as follows: Some things are meant to be sold in person like clothing, a car, flowers, etc. Some things are simply not condusive to being shipped because it costs too much like dog food, garden tools, etc. Customers are picky about some things, they complain a lot and there’s room for fraud. Consider vitamins. There are fakes and cheap knock-offs. If you buy a bottle at your local health food store, you feel safer than buying a bottle over the internet. The shipping costs make some things not amenable to being sold over the internet like small, inexpensive things where the cost of shipping is as much as the product itself. Anything that’s perishable can’t be sold. A big part of buying is impulse. You see something at the mall and buy it. Some products have to be inspected. You can’t get a feel for them over the internet. Some products don’t have enough buyers to justify a websit

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Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age – 2nd Edition

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A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age 2nd EditionSeries: Music Pro Guide Books & DVDsPublisher: Hal LeonardFormat: SoftcoverAuthor: Bobby Owsinski Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making Music in the Internet Age is a completely updated edition of the original best seller, featuring the latest music business and social media concepts as well as brand-new interviews with a variety of the industry’s top movers and shakers. The book not only takes a look at the music industry’s evolution and how we got to Music 3.0, but provides the information that today’s musician or music business executive needs to take advantage of the new music industry paradigm: What has changed? Who are the new players? Why are traditional record labels, television, and radio no longer factors in an artist’s success? How do you market and distribute your music in this new world? How do you make money in this new music world? How do you develop your brand? How do you use Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube as marketing tools? What are the new technologies that are being introduced that will influence how we sell or market? All these questions are answered in the book. This edition also contains new low-cost high- and low-tech tips for marketing and promotion. Inventory #HL 00333247ISBN: 9781458402899UPC: 884088571320Width: 8.5″Length: 11.0″240 pages

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Making Therapy Work for You: Have Your Feelings Without Your Feelings Having You

I’ve noticed that most people come in to therapy with some preconception about what to do with their feelings in session: Some believe that venting will help them to heal, others feel that it will be most helpful to remain distanced from their feelings so that they can analyze them. They’re both right. And they’re both wrong. It’s the use of both of these modes in alternation that’s most helpful — though I think that there are better ways to describe them than “venting” and “analyzing.”

We need to value our feelings and use them rather than trying to get rid of them through either venting or analyzing. I’ve found that the best way to do this is to let feelings rise into consciousness, fully experience them, contain them and learn from them, and then decide what to do about them. This means expressing feelings without reacting to them impulsively, and then making conscious decisions about how to live based on what we learn from them.

This whole process could take minutes or years. Some feelings take a long time to fully rise into conscious, and to be fully experienced and fully understood. Others emerge quickly.

This brings up a common misconception about the best way to handle feelings. Many people confuse repression with suppression: Repression is an unconscious way of avoiding disturbing feelings. Suppression, on the other hand, is a healthier tactic in which we make a conscious decision not to focus on something that we already understand. Once you have some sense of why you worry needlessly about something, for instance, it makes perfect sense to delay worrying about that issue, quarantining it until Saturday morning from 10:15 until 10:40 if you need to. It’s not necessarily bad to put a feeling aside if you already understand what you have to learn from it.

One reason that it’s important to carefully explore feelings as they occur in the session is that we often have layers of feeling, and the obvious layer may not be the most significant one: anxiety may sit on top of anger or sadness, and anger may easily cover fear.

Anne, for instance, was furious that her cousin Sandra cancelled her trip to visit her. She knew that Sandra had some serious problems that made it almost impossible to visit, so she could try to be reasonable about it and avoid the feeling rather than lambasting someone who really didn’t deserve it. But she also knew that she tended to become resentful or explode later when she did that. Instead she decided to sit with the feeling, describe it, hold it, see how it felt in her body, and notice the feelings of sadness and fear underneath. She eventually realized that she was very afraid of being alone and forgotten, an old feeling that had little to do with her cousin, and much to do with her past and the way she treated herself. She decided that she needed to make an effort to nurture her relationships with people who had made themselves available, but with whom she hadn’t followed through. And that she needed to thoughtfully and more regularly “visit” her own feelings rather than ignoring them or reacting to them impulsively. This was just one in a series of episodes in which she learned to regulate her affect, to have her feelings without her feelings having her.

Some people have difficulty accessing feeling at all. If this is the case for you, you’ll need to slow down and focus. Focus on the body to see what you can learn from it. Focus on any seemingly insignificant reactions you have toward your therapist. Focus on the incidents during your week in which you felt the greatest degree of happiness or sadness. It’s like slowing down a video to watch the details in slow motion. Or to use an auditory metaphor instead, it’s like a radio signal that’s very faint. You’ll need clear everything else away and listen carefully at first. As you come to identify and recognize the signals, they’ll eventually be easier to hear.

One sure way to sabotage the effectiveness of your therapy is to engage in avoidant and addictive behavior — behavior that allows you to temporarily evade disturbing feelings. If you start to feel something in your session, but then drown it in a binge of drinking, eating or shopping, you won’t get as much from the process. This is not to say that you have to wait to get over your addiction before you begin therapy, but that you may need to focus on the addiction in the early part of your process.

Emotions have a communicative aspect to them — they want something to be witnessed. I’m stressing your response to your own emotions here, but I also want to be clear that there is no substitute for having your emotions seen and empathically received by someone else — in this case your therapist. But they can’t do that if you don’t let them see what you’re going through.

Finally, as we improve our relationship with our difficult feelings, we also find that we can savor the pleasurable ones more easily. And that makes the process of psychotherapy even more worthwhile.

This is the third post in a series about how clients can most effectively use their time in psychotherapy. For an introduction see my post 10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You, and for a complete description of 10 these tools see my book: I’m Working On It In Therapy.

I’ll be posting next week about how to use the therapeutic relationship. Click “Become a Fan” at the top of this post if you want to make sure you don’t miss it.

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Making the Best of Chromecast

Making the Best of Chromecast


With Chromecast being around for around two years now, and customers are enjoying the offers of Chromecast, there are a lot of things so many customers don’t know about it. There are tons of tricks and tools customers can use to get their money’s worth and much more. With knowing these different tools, customers can ditch cable companies forever, for just a one-time fee of to buy the Chromecast device. Once getting the Chromecast device, the setting up is in store. Also, certain things must be downloaded and in order, if it hasn’t been already. Many already have the Google Chrome Browser; however, the Google Cast extension must be downloaded as well before setting up the Google Chromecast device. After having all the required items for downloading and installing for setting up Chromecast, users should make sure that other required items are present which include the Wi-Fi connection, a TV with an HDMI input, a tablet or smartphone, and a computer. After that is done, the next thing to do is to plug the Chromecast device. Then you are ready to proceed with the different tricks of the trade which include the following: streaming local media; playing any media type using Plex; sending websites to the TV; mirroring the mobile phone and TV; improving video playback by streaming quality adjustment; adding Emojis; hosting YouTube parties; always making full screen videos play; personalizing the wallpaper with personal photos; turning on the TV with a smartphone; using Chromecast in a hotel room; using a headphone; watching 3D VR without the headset (the Oculus Rift and Alterglaze); mirroring the full desktop; using Chromecast with Kindle Fire; resetting Chromecast back to factory settings; playing Nintendo Wii games with Chromecast and a smartphone; using outside Androids with Chromecast without being on the same Wi-Fi account; accessing Chromecast’s hidden settings; turning the TV into a lava lamp; launching Netflix; using guest mode for friends; getting free stuf

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She’s Making A List

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The Springs Holiday Novella Samantha and Trent have been dating since The Springs opened and things are going well. Or are they? Everyone else is getting engaged, planning weddings or having babies, but Sam and Trent’s relationship seems to be a standstill. When Sam’s best friend announces that she’s finally set a date for her own wedding…and it’s only a week away-on Christmas Day, of course Samantha is excited. But she’s also envious…just a little. Especially because the most romantic destination in the Rockies-Castle Mountain Lodge-is chosen as the venue. Fans of Castle Mountain Lodge AND The Springs will love this crossover holiday novella full of favourite characters from both series.

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Speak Up Chef: The Making of Marc Vetri

Introduced by his friend Mario Batali as a “hero to young people who stutter”, chef Marc Vetri took the stage. He was being honored by the Stuttering Association for the Young and he received his award almost sheepishly, as he smiled out to the packed auditorium. “With the stage lights on me I couldn’t see a single person in the audience. I hadn’t written a speech, but I knew I wanted to thank my parents, my wife and my speech therapist. I knew the story I wanted to tell.” After a couple seconds, he began his speech.
 
It was an eloquent and humble acceptance speech, one that earned him a standing ovation. More surprisingly perhaps, it was a speech given with the kind of voice we don’t often hear. A voice peppered with blocks of silence and repeated vowels. It was the voice of someone who stutters.
 
We know that Joe Biden and Jack Welch and Emily Blunt are ‘stutterers’. Many of us can rattle off a couple more names of famous people who stutter, or grew up stuttering. And yet, we rarely, if ever, hear the sound of their stuttered voices. They are held up as examples for young people, examples of what can be achieved if you grow out of your stutter, or learn to tame it. Examples of what is possible if you become largely fluent.
 
Marc Vetri is a different kind of hero. He is a man who has become a leader in his profession whilst stuttering.
 
“I was first drawn to the kitchen because I thought it was a place you didn’t have to talk.” He laughs at the memory as he tells me that these days he never stops talking. As well as a nightly prep talk to the 30 man team at his restaurant Vetri, he does radio interviews, appears on TV shows and gives speeches at industry events. “I know that people will listen to me, that they are interested in what I have to say. I don’t think about my speech too much these days.”
 
Still, he admits that it took a while to achieve that kind of acceptance. “There was a time when I was obsessed with my speech.” On the first food order he called in when he was working at Granita back in the early 90s, he remembers calling the vegetable guy back 10 times to complete the order because the answering machine kept cutting him off. The first time he had to work the expo station in the kitchen he sweated bullets calling out the orders.
 
And yet, he stuck it out. He kept speaking, kept working, kept desensitizing himself to the situations that scared him. As much as his stutter was a challenge, it also became a driving force in his career. “I believed that I had to work harder to compensate for my speech. I worked as if the guy next to me was working 24 hours to steal my job.”
 
Walking around Marc’s hometown of Philadelphia, it is clear that all that determination has paid off. Having first opened the critically acclaimed Vetri in 1998, Marc has since won a James Beard award for his cooking and he has opened 5 more restaurants around the city. Signed copies of his three cookbooks line the shelves of local bookstores and the culinary scene in the city gets ‘hotter’ every time one of his protégés opens a new restaurant.
 
If his stutter has shaped some of that outsize ambition, it is also the keeper of his humility. “I know the guys in my kitchens do impressions of me. One day I asked one of them to do it for me. He was all uncomfortable, kept telling me he’d never make fun of me. Eventually I persuaded him to do it. You know, he was good, too good.”
 
It is easy to assume that Marc can laugh at his stutter, because he knows how good he has it. He gets to do work he loves, expressing himself through food, and he has a young family that he seems to adore.

Many times we believe that we need to ‘fix ourselves’, that we need to iron out our imperfections before we can be what we want to be. Instead, Marc has reached the height of his profession while stuttering. He proves that you can refuse to let your challenges harness your dreams.

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Shoot Me Now: Making videos to boost business

Shoot Me Now: Making videos to boost business


Are you ready to use online video to propel your business? Are you already using it but with limited success? Or worse are you using video that damages your brand? Online video is here to stay and if you are serious about being in business you need to be watched and be watchable. With online video you only have a few seconds to grab the attention of your audience. And once you have their attention how do you maintain it and convert that interest into business for you? Shoot Me Now outlines what’s happening in the online world of video and how to make videos that engage your audience. The easy to read structure of this book allows you to jump to the section most relevant for you. In 2012, video accounted for 34% of internet traffic. In 2014 it will be 90%. This book outlines how to make videos that stand out from the noise and what types of productions are most suited to you and your business. Buy this book and maximise the power of video for business. Invaluable to businesses ready to embrace the power of video. Scott Levi, ABC Local Presenter Highly recommended to all corporate media producers, and their potential clients. Dr Gregory Ferris, Lecturer, Media arts and production, University of Technology, Sydney The ultimate guide for creating great business videos. Mike Kovacs, Creative Director, Kachink Communications A must read for business owners looking to use video for their business. Roland Hanekroot, author of The Ten Truths for Business Owners’ series of business books. As entertaining as it informative, this is a must-have for anyone considering a video recording for any professional purpose. Anthony Anderson, Producer ‘Somersault’- winner of 13 AFI Awards

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At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys'' wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who''s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he''s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.''s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals. Inside T.O.''s Finding Fitness, Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.''s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you''re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season. Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn''t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
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“Yes, And”: What Making an Independent Film Taught Me About Identity, Fear and Self-Worth as a Woman

In acting, the first rule of improvisation is to say, “Yes, AND”, the idea behind it being that a scene can only move forward if you first accept the circumstances around you, and then add to them. “Yes, AND” allows for collaboration. “Yes, AND” fosters imagination. “Yes, AND” instigates progress.

For a long time, my life felt like one “No” after another. I wanted to be an actor but couldn’t even get an audition, never mind an actual role. I was working four jobs and just barely getting by. I was definitely more “starving” than “artist”.

I was losing the “game” that is getting work as an actor. The truth is that I wasn’t trying very hard to play it. I didn’t like the rules. As a woman, I felt like I was expected to live up to an imaginary ideal perpetuated by the oversimplified narrative most female characters are placed into. I remember one particularly painful audition that required all the actresses to bring bikinis with them. Usually I would have fled from kind of request, but it was for a reputable graduate film program so, (against my better judgement) I went. I made it to the “please put your bathing suit on” phase and was then given a scene that required me to violently assault my scene partner. I asked if we could practice once or twice, just to make sure no one got hurt. Or perhaps I could just show my half-naked rage through my words? I was dismissed and received an email a few days later saying that I was “too aristocratic” for the part. I was tempted to reply “Are you sure you didn’t mean ‘too smart’?”

I thought getting an agent would help my situation, but was told again and again that I was not a “type” and therefore un-castable. It would be more accurate to say that I am not a “type” that fits into the mainstream representation of women. Where were the stories and roles that I identified with? I was stuck.

But then I got a text from my good friend, Will Sullivan. It read:

“I want to shoot a movie this summer. All improv. For zero budget. Will you produce and star in it?”

In that moment, the answer seemed obvious to me. YES. Had I ever produced a film before? No. Did I have any idea what this movie was going to be about? Of course not. But what did I have to lose?

So I said Yes. And it was in my power to make it happen. It was time to choose my own narrative.

We decided to make a film about relationships – not about falling in love, but about what it takes to make love last. Will and our cinematographer, Derek Dodge, wrote the story outline, but there was never a set script. It was up to the actors to create their own dialogue and define the arc of each scene. I had the freedom to craft a character who was in a state of change and therefore undefined by any mold. The experience was transformative for me, not only as an actor and first time producer, but as a young woman who felt like she needed to re-define her sense of self. It scared me, so I knew it was important.

My greatest obstacle has always been fear. Fear of imperfection, fear of being wrong, fear of failing. This project taught me that there is no better cure for fear than action. As we hurtled towards production, I oscillated between thrill and absolute terror. I had no idea what I was doing but I had to do it anyway. Everyday I woke up feeling like I was in full relevé on the edge of a cliff. The only way to forward was to jump. There were moments of soaring and moments of falling hard on my face. I learned, though, that even if I fell, at least I had found the ground. I could get up and keep going. Three days before our shoot started, I cut off all my hair. I did it for the part, but I also did it for me. While the deed itself was superficial, it symbolized the letting go of an image I felt I was expected to fit into. I was released from who I thought I should be, and free to figure out who I could be.

What started as a text message is now a feature film, That’s Not Us, set to be released later this year. Making it was a gift of self-discovery – as a leader, as a woman, as an artist, and as an imperfect being who still has much to learn. I had the privilege of being able to make mistakes and learn by doing. To me, that is the true essence of independent film. It’s about creating work on your own terms, exploding the mold, and saying “yes, and” to the opportunities that come with attempting the unknown.

That’s Not Us premieres at the Inside Out Film Festival in Toronto on May 23rd, 2015. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or visit their website at www.thatsnotus.com

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Bakery Goofs By Making ‘My Little Tony’ Cake For Birthday Party

An Italian bakery has egg on its face after confusing a request for a “My Little Pony” cake for one featuring an obscure crooner named “Little Tony.”

When the employees of a pastry shop in Gangi, Sicily, were asked to make a birthday cake for a 9-year-old girl’s birthday party, they mistakenly heard “My Little Tony,” instead of “My Little Pony,” the Telegraph reports.

Consequently, the girl’s cake featured a bouffant-haired singer in a white jacket, not a bright pink pony with a blue mane.

The singer on the cake, “Little Tony” Ciacci, was an Elvis-style Italian singer popular in Great Britain and Italy in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Since the girl had never heard of “Little Tony,” officials for Codacons, Italy’s consumer association, said the girl and her family would be within their rights to sue the bakery for a lot of dough, according to the Telegraph.

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Making Auctions Pay

Making Auctions Pay


Making Auctions Pay by California author Marques Vickers is the first easy-to-follow guidebook for successfully buying, consigning and reselling valuables through regional auction houses. The .95 e-book’s straightforward language cuts through the traditional misconceptions surrounding auctions and simplifies the process of buying with the purpose of reselling for profit. This book is designed to help readers avoid the roadblocks author Marques Vickers endured learning how to buy and sell knowledgeably at regional auction houses. The book creates a blueprint for success for individuals seeking innovative primary and secondary sources of income. Vickers shares his experience directly from the auction floor. His northern California based online store Marquis Gallery sells rare books, fine art and collectibles. Auction houses have become a staple source of acquiring inventory. Making Auctions Pay concisely breaks down the fundamentals of how regional auction houses operate. The book address important defining elements including appraisals, value estimations, bidding options, strategies and increments, previews and advance research, reserves, buyer and seller premiums, warranties, shipping and delivery options. A critical component of the book stresses proven sales strategies for reselling auction purchases. Emphasis is concentrated on optimizing selling exposure through major online eBay, Amazon, Craigslist and Barter Exchanges as well as direct selling vehicles such as consignment shops and estate liquidation services. eBay and Amazon’s proactive consumer marketing programs are showcased featuring training and data resources to compliment innovative distribution and promotional opportunities. Two distinctive chapters focus on selling previous metals and their derivative products and the necessity of cultivating positive buyer feedback from even difficult customers. Making Auctions Pay emphasizes how global Internet exposure, technological advances and easily emp.

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How These Women Are Making $30,000+ Selling Used Clothes

Carrie Bradshaw‘s classic quip about liking her money where she can see it (hanging right in her closet) might have been said with a hint of sarcasm, but there’s actually some truth behind it. Ever since the first rummage sale back in the 1800s (organized by shipyards clearing out unclaimed cargo), people have loved selling their used stuff. It got way easier with the advent of the Internet, and now you can download a half dozen different apps to list last season’s buys all while having a glass of pinot grigio from the comfort of your own couch. You’ve heard of eBay, ShopHers, The Real Real, and other resale companies, but how about Threadflip, the latest site where its power sellers are making bank—like annual-salary-level cash.

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“Selling stuff has definitely affected my shopping. I take resale value into consideration when making a purchase,” explained Mariam M., a 27-year-old boutique owner in Scottsdale, Arizona, who’s pocketed nearly $ 35,000 from Threadflip. “I try not to spend on trendy pieces but put my money toward wardrobe staples and investment pieces that I can resell should I get tired of them.” Mariam grew up with an aunt who owned a consignment store. The boutique owner sold on eBay before moving over to Threadflip, which she prefers because of the social aspect (you can heart items, leave comments, and see whose closet you’re shopping). And while plenty of her listings are her own pieces, she said she also hits up sample sales to find stuff she plans on reselling from the get-go.

Tiffany S. has made about $ 44,000 on Threadflip since signing up and says she intends to double that this year (she also sells on four other sites). “I sell high- and low-end, and I share, list, pack, ship, and handle the money. I’m a full-fledged, tax-reporting LLC because I’ve made so much money. The opportunity to make six figures is there,” the 37-year-old stay-at-home North Carolina mom said. “The items I’m selling are mine. I do not shop thrift, my inventory is not from Goodwill. I buy it, and I buy myself a lot. I sell when I get bored.”

Power sellers also pay attention to timing, much like a traditional store would. “I sell certain items depending on the season, and I’ll hold items until I feel it will sell, usually prior to major holidays,” shared Caroline G., a 51-year-old former IT pro who now stays at home with her kids and sells items on three different resale sites. She’s made about $ 34,000 on Threadflip so far. “I’ve been in the game for 20-plus years and would put stuff in consignment stores but found it took a long time to sell, if at all.” She moved online to find a bigger audience and now sells with the mind-set of a boutique owner.

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“Great customer service makes people want to buy from you again,” she explained, revealing that she does her best to ship the day after the purchase is made. “It’s important to build up a great selling record, which takes time. Don’t get discouraged if things don’t sell right away.” Since repeat buyers are a big thing for these women, they cultivate relationships with things like handwritten thank-you notes slipped inside carefully packaged items.

“I take advantage of the social aspect of Threadflip, and if I list an item that I think one of my previous buyers would like, I message them letting them know,” Mariam said. “I love writing notes for packages and sometimes adding extra little gifts.”

Another common thread between sellers was that even if posting and packing items is regarded as a day job, it’s also a passion project to fund their own shopping. “The beauty of it all is that you can sell pieces, get your investment back, and reinvest, a.k.a. shop some more. It’s a growing market that I’m very happy to be a part of,” said 32-year-old New Jersey financial operations manager Stephanie, who’s made $ 28,000 on Threadflip. Her strategy involves shopping for brands that age well and hold their value. “I’ve been a collector of Louis Vuitton since age 18 and will continue to do so for the rest of my life due to resale value and quality. If it’s a big-ticket designer item and I can’t find it at 20 to 30 percent off retail and in excellent condition, then I’ll purchase it at retail. Otherwise, I prefer preowned in order to save some money.”

Want to get in the game? Here are some of their top tips for selling whatever you’ve gotten tired of.

Embrace variety.
“The market is saturated with Coach and Michael Kors, so I like that my inventory is always varied,” Tiffany said. “I have some of everything.” Don’t think that just because a brand is smaller it won’t sell. It’s the Web: People are hunting for specifics.

Take care of your stuff.
All the sellers we spoke with confirmed that better condition brings in higher prices, so taking care of pieces, from when you buy them to how you store them until they’re listed, is vital.

Pay attention to the photos you take.
The better the pictures you post, the more interest you’ll create with shoppers. “Take clear pictures of the front, back, sides, interior, exterior, and any hardware, logos, and serial numbers,” Caroline explained. “I also include pictures of any wear and damage as well.” Skip messy backgrounds when snapping photos, opting for clear, simple surfaces.

Be available to shoppers.
For success on resale apps, think of yourself as a business who wants to make customers happy. Many of the top sellers we spoke to said it’s important to answer questions, ship quickly, and to make listings informative. Consider doing free shipping and allowing people to make offers.

Be realistic about pricing.
“Do your fair research on resale value before listing,” Stephanie said. “If that pair of jeans is selling for $ 25 on other websites and you list at $ 100 simply because you purchased them for $ 200, you’re wasting your time.” A quick browse will make some things obvious: Designer bags hold their value; pricey denim doesn’t.

Be ruthless about letting your stuff go.
Want to make a substantial amount of cash? You’ve got to be willing to part with your goods. If you’re entertaining any thought about putting it up for sale, do it. “If you’re not using it, why not see if someone else might want it?” Tiffany asked. Stephanie operates under the same idea and resists getting attached to things. “I purchased a gorgeous preowned but completely new Louis Vuitton cuff and only used it once in three months. It’s a total beauty, but I lost interested and decided to sell,” she said. “It’s such a large investment to just let sit there without using. I can sell it and buy something else that I’d enjoy more.”

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Love Cathy Cassidy or Jacqueline Wilson? Don’t miss this gorgeous new series set in the heady world of gymnastics. Ellie has a dream. to become a world-class gymnast. When she’s offered a place at the prestigious London Gymnastics Academy, it looks like she has a chance to make that dream come true. But there are many obstacles to overcome, new friends to make, and rivalries to face! Will she make it, against all the odds? Making the Grade is the first book in the Somersaults and Dreams series, a rollercoaster ride full of friendship, rivalries, setbacks and triumphs, with echoes of classic stories like Ballet Shoes.

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Traditional knowledge in jewelry making in Ethiopia is undocumented, restricted to only few artisans as a skill and also as a business. It also has not been given focus while it is a sector through which the economy of the country could get a boost and in which many could get benefited. It is also a basic problem in focus in this book why the artisans are socially out caste and what the perspectives regarding this issue from the church are. This work, with a thematically organized presentation, identified what the raw materials, the basic tools used and the techniques applied are in traditional jewelry making. It has also pinned some social significances of jewels in the society. This book will help individuals and offices concerned with exploring and studying traditional techniques in making jewelry. The gross contribution that this book may provide is highly tied to the understanding of various indigenous knowledge systems. Researchers who are interested in tourism, cultural studies, craft making, jewelry, and related areas will benefit from it.

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T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health


At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys'' wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who''s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he''s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.''s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals.Inside T.O.''s Finding Fitness, Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.''s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you''re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season.Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn''t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
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Wilton Bell Wedding Favor Making Kit, Silver, 20/Pack

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Use the tags to identify seating arrangements or personalized them with a custom photograph or message. Contains 20 metal favor bells, 20 (12 in.) satin ribbon lengths, 20 printable place cards, 2 test sheets. Wedding guests will love having a bell to ring right at their fingertips. Silver. 20/pack
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Berry Delicious: African Vinyl Record Beads / Red, Pink, Raspberry, Disc, Heishi / 6x.5mm / Rich Autumn Jewelry Making Supplies

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Bill Murray Played The Mayor On ‘Parks & Rec,’ Making Amy Poehler’s Dreams Come True

In the stretch toward its final episode, “Parks and Recreation” is pulling out all the stops. On Tuesday night, that meant a little old guest appearance by Bill Murray. Yes, BILL MURRAY was on “Parks and Recreation.”

The actor appeared as Walter Gunderson, the deceased mayor of Pawnee — a character widely referenced throughout the show’s history but never before depicted. The mayor spoke to his residents from the grave in a little video message, and had an open casket at his funeral.


Getting Murray to play the mayor of Pawnee has been a dream of Amy Poehler and the “Parks and Rec” cast and crew for years. Back in 2011, Poehler mentioned her wish to cast him in an interview at PayleyFest and during an appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” She brought it up it again in an interview with Entertainment Weekly at Sundance in 2013.

“I want Bill Murray to play the mayor,” she said “And I just dream about it every night. I whisper it to a bird and then I open the window and the bird flies away.”

Show creator Mike Schur told Entertainment Weekly that when they did finally manage to snag the actor, he was the perfect addition on set.

“He was just the most delightful person,” he said. “Not only was he incredibly complimentary of the show, he went around to every one of the actors and told them how great they were and cited specific episodes and moments. He hung out on the set for three hours, watching us shoot the show.”

The man, the myth, the legend.

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The Coffee Machine Mistake You’ve Been Making | #OWNSHOW | Oprah Winfrey Network

If your office coffee isn’t up to par, it might not have anything to do with the beans. Director of Training for Blue Bottle Coffee, Michael Phillips, shares that when the office coffee pot isn’t cleaned properly, the taste of your morning cup of joe suffers.

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Making a Living from Your Ebay Business

Making a Living from Your Ebay Business


The power of online auctions is attracting hundreds of thousands-if not millions-of users who want to turn their eBay hobbies into profitable businesses. While turning an eBay hobby into an eBay business might look easy, making that business profitable is much more difficult. Not enough sellers treat their eBay sales as a business, and subsequently are disappointed in the results. To launch a successful and profitable eBay business, the detailed instructions in this book will show you how to get started. It will help you determine what kind of business you want to run, write an action-oriented business plan, establish an effective accounting system, set up a home office, obtain starting inventory, arrange initial funding, establish an eBay presence, and arrange for automated post-auction management. This book is a step-by-step guide for anyone serious about making money from their eBay sales. Unlike other computer-oriented titles, this is a straight-ahead business book that shows how to set up and run different types of eBay businesses, and how to maximize sales and profits while doing so. This book includes a section titled “Choosing Your eBay Business” that details six different types of eBay businesses you can start. Included in this section is a chapter on eBay Trading Assistants (AKA drop-off stores or consignment stores), which is the newest form of an eBay business.

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Secrets of Adobe Bridge: Making the Most of Adobe Creative Suite 2

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You’re impressed with Adobe CS2 and love Adobe Bridge, its new navigational control center. But are you making the most out of it? Adobe Bridge is more than a simple file browser. It’s a powerful desktop tool and provides centralized access to all your suite project files, applications, and settings. With file organization and sharing, plus Adobe Stock Photos at your fingertips all the time, Adobe Bridge speeds your workflow and keeps your ideas moving. In this first book to cover Adobe Bridge, best-selling author Terry White shows how to fully utilize this cool, productivity-enhancing software. You’ll master organizing your files using the Bridge while customizing views and your workspace. You’ll also learn how to view files (PDFs, multi-page InDesign files, Photoshop images, and more) in Adobe Bridge and directly see fonts and swatches used without actually opening a file as well as how to create collections of files, send files out for email review, track projects, effectively use Version Cue, set up RSS feeds, purchase stock photos, and more!

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Teenagers Are Making Some Of Chicago’s Cleanest Beauty Products

On a freezing Thursday night at an industrial kitchen in Avondale, a group of about 15 teens are making organic soap.
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The Bust Diy Guide To Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day

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Whether it’s sewing clothes, making cheese, or growing a garden, the modern appeal of “do-it-yourself” projects has a broader reach than ever. And who better to teach us how to DIY our lives than the über-crafty editors of BUST, the quirky, raw, and real magazine “for women who have something to get off their chests”? In The BUST DIY Guide to Life, magazine founders Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ’n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel have culled more than 250 of the best DIY and craft projects from its 15-year history. Organized by category—beauty and health, fashion, food and entertaining, career, finance, travel, and sex—and written in BUST’s trademark brazen and witty style, this quintessential DIY encyclopedia from the quintessential DIY magazine is eclectic, empowering, hilarious, and downright practical, truly capturing the spirit of women today.Praise for the BUST DIY Guide to Life:“This lifestyle manual will come in handy when you need anything from a headache remedy to a dirt-cheap wedding.” —Entertainment Weekly“Has tips on beauty, fashion, and finance, too, all with attitude. But our dog-eared pages? Decorating, all the way.” — Los Angeles Times“It’s a rare do-it-yourself book that combines instructions for both homemade pot holders and Tantric sex. But The Bust DIY Guide to Life isn’t your typical how-to manual. The book, by Bust magazine cofounders Laurie Henzel and Debbie Stoller, is an irreverent yet informative guide to much of what life throws your way—removing laundry stains, lubricating a bicycle chain, even planning a wedding on the cheap.” —Akron Beacon Journal "Looking for one source to provide answers on how to do practical things? This is it! A friendly compendium that shows you (with many pictures and diagrams) how to replace a broken zipper, make soap, turn your bell bottoms into straight-leg jeans, how to buy an old house, how to buy a vintage car, how to skateboard and lots more." —The Fresno Bee
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11 New Year’s Resolutions Your Cat Is Making For 2015

With 2015 now underway, humans have been touting their various resolutions all over social media. But cats have a few of their own goals for the new year too, whether their humans like it or not.

Here are 11 resolutions your cat is probably making for 2015.

Maintain dominance over dog by humiliating it on a daily basis.

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Catch that dot once and for all, at any cost to the human’s habitat or belongings.

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Meet with the vacuum cleaner to see if it would like to team up. It could be a powerful ally.

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Set up shop on the human’s face more often, perhaps a little earlier in the morning.

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Learn to enjoy the cat leash, as it may be the only means of escape.

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… That and, of course, keep trying to fly.

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Get more exercise on that thing the human never uses.

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Consider getting a new box.

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Talk to attractive next door neighbor cat. Me-OW.

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… But first, master own signature cat look.

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Finally, continue to grow and one day become world’s largest cat. Dominate globe.

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Making Marriage Work

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In honor of the fact that JoAnn and I are celebrating our thirty-seventh wedding anniversary this week, I thought I’d reflect a little on what I think has allowed our relationship to survive.

People express their understandings of a marriage in many different ways, but my friends Andrew and Claudia put it like this:

Each person takes turns being either a watering can or a flower. Sometimes we need to be watered, and sometimes we need to do the watering.

2014-12-17-WateringCan2.jpg I know. It’s a simple metaphor, but it works. Sure, sometimes I don’t feel like doing the watering, or I feel as though I’m completely out of water. I’m sure there are times when JoAnn feels the same way. But after thirty seven years, I’ve learned it’s worth finding the emotional resources necessary to nurture my mate — even if it means having to change my own focus or ignoring something that has irked me. In the end, making that effort comes back to me as a peaceful life, a calm environment, and a mate who digs deep for me when I need her. Being generous to someone I love seems a small price to pay.

I’ve known from the start that individual egos are the biggest enemy of a good relationship. Once someone begins to take umbrage, there’s a problem. Once the resentment begins to pile up, and both people become unwilling to water, the flower begins to wither. The key is making a conscious decision to break the cycle – essentially deciding that peace is more valuable than whatever is hanging up the conversation. I think JoAnn and I have done this (subconsciously) by creating an “ego” for our relationship, and considering how things feel (for each of us) before blowing into the china shop.

2014-12-17-WeddingWPic.jpgWhen we started out, we were just kids — seriously, we were 24 years old. In fact, now three of our four kids are older than we were when we got married. For whatever reason, on that day and for many days before it, we had a sense that we were right for each other.

For me, marriage wasn’t an emotional deal. I knew I “loved” JoAnn, but as I try to do with most things, I applied a little logic to my situation. My marriage theory was based on this thought: although I could probably approach any woman at a bar, introduce myself, have a fun conversation and end up having a “successful” evening, the fact is that I never approach that woman and I probably never would. Also, I knew that as a world-class procrastinator who never wrote a paper until the day before it was due, I figured marriage would create a series of deadlines to help me achieve my goals in life.

Both of those theories held true.

I also entered marriage with open eyes. When I told my father that I intended to marry JoAnn he said, “Son, you are going to meet three or four more women in your life whom you might find really attractive.” I said, “What? Are you telling me you don’t like JoAnn?” And he replied, “No, I love JoAnn, I’m just telling you what’s what.”

There will always be opportunities that we believe might make us happier, but trying to catch every ball may cause us to drop the one that is most appropriate for us. By letting me know that there would be understandable and common temptation, my father was trying to prepare me to acknowledge those possibilities and move on. Like an addict, I resolved to live my marriage “one day at a time” so that a lifetime of fidelity wouldn’t seem so daunting — and when the temptation to consider others arose, I made it through those days. On Wednesday I’m getting my 37 year chip.

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The hallmark of our marriage is that we’re kind to each other. We don’t yell. We don’t call each other names. We don’t keep score. This doesn’t mean that we don’t get angry, or leave each other space when one is feeling tapped out. It means that our kindness is defined by the swallowing of pride, of understanding and generosity. One of us will do the dishes when neither of us feels like it, because the dishes aren’t going to wash themselves. We take care of each other, and consider each other’s needs as equal to our own. It’s our agreement, and we both know we’re better for it.

People will object, “That’s easy for you to say, you married the right person.” But, the fact is we’ve spent years training each other. No one comes out of the box designed to co-habitate perfectly. We’ve learned to pick our battles. We’ve learned what isn’t going to change, and we’ve managed to get over it. We all have our nuances, things that can drive others crazy… or not. Our choice is to see those things as part of the process and move beyond them. Learning to trust and communicate about them, rather than suffering in silence, is one of the keys to moving forward.

2014-12-17-REGJEGLaguna_2013.jpgThere’s an old expression — “Would you rather be right, or would you rather be happy?” I like being both, and my wife knows it — so she humors me (until I admit that I was wrong).

Marriage is not 50/50 – it’s 90/90. Give more than half and it’ll make 37 years go by in the wink of an eye.
Weddings – The Huffington Post
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Making Sense of Taste

Making Sense of Taste


Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste’s objects-food and drink-she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer’s consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.

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Paul Feig Officially Making New ‘Ghostbusters’ With ‘Hilarious Women’

The all-female “Ghostbusters” reboot is officially a go. THR first reported the news, which Paul Feig confirmed in a tweet. The director announced that he’ll team up with “The Heat” writer Katie Dippold to make the film, which has been rumored about for months. Feig had been in talks to direct the film since August.


Feig, who also directed “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” was Sony’s front-runner for the directing gig after Ivan Reitman exited the project in March. In September, Reitman told HuffPost Live that Feig was “perfect” for the job. “There were always going to be women involved in the next iteration of ‘Ghostbusters.’ Paul seems to be the perfect director to sort of bring that about.”
Arts – The Huffington Post
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The Making of Them: TV Documentary Review (belated)

I revisited my childhood yesterday. I have been reading Wounded Leaders: British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion, a recent book by Nick Duffel, (I’ll have more to say about the book in a later post) and came across a reference to a video made in 1994 for the BBC, The Making of Them. I had an exchange of correspondence with Nick Duffell some fifteen years ago, at the time of the publication of my own memoir, While I Am Not Afraid: Secrets of a Man’s Heart. I’m no longer sure how it came about, but I heard about the organization he had founded, Boarding School Survivors, and the title immediately struck a chord. I am, myself, a “survivor” of the British boarding school system, and was pleased to learn that someone was seriously addressing the issues I had been struggling with for my entire adult life.

“The Making of Them” is about the earliest stage of the private boarding school system, the “prep” school. Boys–and girls, but I was obviously at an all-boys school; my sister has a similar story–are sent there by their parents at the age of seven or eight, and spend their early education there until about age twelve, when they move on to “public”. i.e. private boarding school. What I remember most from that time in my life is the intense loneliness, the homesickness, the sense of alienation and difference from all the other boys. In retrospect, much later, I learned to acknowledge that I was suffering, but would have been unable to formulate such a recognition at the time. As an act of self-preservation, if nothing else, it was necessary to conceal it. Vulnerability was not an option. I created for myself a fine, extremely effective coat of armor–and wore it for another four decades. I still find myself, today, shielding myself from the unkind world out there! I am still uncomfortable with my body. I still “hold myself in.”

The BBC documentary brought these memories and feelings back with force. At several points, I found myself holding back (see?!) the tears. Granted, things had changed much between 1994 and when I first went to boarding school, in 1943. I was seven years old. Funny, I often hear myself saying I was six, but I must have been seven by then. These days, to judge from the documentary, the teachers and staff make a far greater effort to be kind and compassionate. I watched with interest, for example, how a small group of the boys themselves gathered protectively around a little lad who was suffering from homesickness. In my day, that kind of vulnerability would have been met with jeers and teasing. Even the school environment seemed friendlier, more open to individuality and expressive freedom. The periods of separation from the parents seemed much shorter: three weeks was mentioned. My own terms lasted an three interminable months, three times a year. With luck, your parents might come down at mid-term to take you out to lunch.

I watched those parents in the video, thinking of my own. How they felt, said, persuaded themselves that this was “the best thing” for their children. But their facial expressions and body language betrayed quite different feelings than their words. I noticed how a mother, picking her son up to bring him home, asked the leading question, “Was it wonderful?” To which the boy could only answer, yes. The discordance between words and body language on the part of both the parents and their sons is, at times, painful to watch. Like these young boys, I was unable to be truthful with my parents: at huge sacrifice, they were buying me the best education they could think of; it was my job to be grateful, not to whine. But at what cost, to live so great a lie?

So it’s a slightly more enlightened time, I think. At one moment, I watched with envy how a mother hugged her little boy in a genuine effusion of affection, and told him–in parting!–that she loved him. How, he must have been thinking, if she loved him, could she drive off and leave him? My own mother could never have hugged me in that way at Victoria Station, where they left me off. My father would shake my hand to say goodbye. So, yes, things have changed in many ways for the better. But still… the impact of the documentary is unmistakable: the institution of the boarding school is no substitute for what young children need most at this time in their lives, the love of their parents and the security of home. (I’m tempted to add that it’s not only boarding schools that cause the childhood wounds which, unless we work to heal them, we carry around with us for life. But that’s another story…)

I note with curiosity that there are two ways of hearing that title phrase. Until I watched this documentary I had heard only one of them–“The Making of Them”–the one with the emphasis on the last word: Them. The boarding school system is geared to creating a specific class of people, them, a peculiarly British elite, the ones who go on to Oxford or Cambridge and who generally end up running the country. O lucky me! I am one of them, and I have traveled many miles on my nice educated English accent, my charm, my finely educated mind. I “should be grateful,” and in so many ways I am. I account myself one of Them.

But then I heard one of the mothers say the words in a quite different way: “It’s the making of them,” she said. I registered the difference with a shock. It was like one of those optical illusions, where you can’t see one aspect of the image until you blink your eyes, and then can’t see the other. Of course. I had never heard it, in my mind, with this particular emphasis. This way, it gets to be the justification, a positive rather than a negative. This way, the mother could allow herself to believe that the experience was a fine way for her son to build the character he’d need to be successful in his future life.

In this context, I’ll confess to a part of myself that listened to the grown men in this powerful and moving documentary, products of the boarding school system, with the knee-jerk response: they’re “wet,” to resort to the boys’ school terminology; they’re “pathetic.” These extraordinarily privileged men actually feel sorry for themselves. Such was my conditioned reaction; and in this way was my conditioning so powerful, it triggered that judgment over decades of sometimes deep inner work and reflection. Because I recognized myself in them, these men who had come to understand the depth of the wound they had sustained, and the lasting effects it can have on a man’s life–including, but not limited to the ability to form trusting relationships and engage in simple expressions of love. Like the hugs my wife reminds me again this morning, as I write, I am too reticent to share…

Please note: you don’t have to be a “boarding school survivor” to find deep resonance in this documentary. You just need to have survived your childhood. Which, likely, if you are reading this, you have done.
Arts – The Huffington Post
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The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex

The Making of the Cold War Enemy: Culture and Politics in the Military-Intellectual Complex


At the height of the Cold War, the U.S. government enlisted the aid of a select group of psychologists, sociologists, and political scientists to blueprint enemy behavior. Not only did these academics bring sophisticated concepts to what became a project of demonizing communist societies, but they influenced decision-making in the map rooms, prison camps, and battlefields of the Korean War and in Vietnam. With verve and insight, Ron Robin tells the intriguing story of the rise of behavioral scientists in government and how their potentially dangerous, “American” assumptions about human behavior would shape U.S. views of domestic disturbances and insurgencies in Third World countries for decades to come. Based at government-funded think tanks, the experts devised provocative solutions for key Cold War dilemmas, including psychological warfare projects, negotiation strategies during the Korean armistice, and morale studies in the Vietnam era. Robin examines factors that shaped the scientists’ thinking and explores their psycho-cultural and rational choice explanations for enemy behavior. He reveals how the academics’ intolerance for complexity ultimately reduced the nation’s adversaries to borderline psychotics, ignored revolutionary social shifts in post-World War II Asia, and promoted the notion of a maniacal threat facing the United States. Putting the issue of scientific validity aside, Robin presents the first extensive analysis of the intellectual underpinnings of Cold War behavioral sciences in a book that will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in the era and its legacy.

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Faking It to Making It

Faking It to Making It


New – A dilemma, a deal…a date! Charmer Nate Mackenzie is in the middle of a plus-one dilemma for his friend’s wedding. Any of his recent dates would start dreaming of a solitaire for their own left hand. Worse, going stag will leave him at the mercy of a setup by his ever-hopeful sisters. Discovering that Saskia Bloom is doing online-dating research for a website, he strikes a deal. She’ll take the research rather than a relationship and he’ll get a fake date. There might be no shortage of se

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Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies

Jewelry Making and Beading For Dummies


Make bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, pins, key chains, and moreWant to make jewelry and gifts from scratch? This new edition of Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies provides the easy-to-understand information that makes it easy.Updated information on getting started and setting up the necessities of a jewelry maker’s workshopNew innovative ideas for materials such as making beads from scratch, customizing components like glass pendants, and up-cycling found objects for new creationsUpdated trends including Victorian, Steampunk, Indian-inspired, and wrap braceletsAdvice on how to gain project ideas through websites like Pinterest without infringing on someone’s rightsNew and updated information on setting up a storefront, turning your hobby into a business, and gaining exposure through Etsy.com, blogs, and social media sitesFrom attaching clasps to working with wire to stringing beads, the companion DVD features watch-and-learn episodes that show you step-by-step how to create one-of-a-kind designs using beads, glass, found objects, special mementos, and moreWith hundreds of detailed photos—now featured in full-color—Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies is the ideal resource you’ll turn to again and again to create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and assorted gifts.

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Making Scenes

Making Scenes


In 1996, Emma Baulch went to live in Bali to do research on youth culture. Her chats with young people led her to an enormously popular regular outdoor show dominated by local reggae, punk, and death metal bands. In this rich ethnography, she takes readers inside each scene: hanging out in the death metal scene among unemployed university graduates clad in black T-shirts and ragged jeans; in the punk scene among young men sporting mohawks, leather jackets, and hefty jackboots; and among the remnants of the local reggae scene in Kuta Beach, the island’s most renowned tourist area. Baulch tracks how each music scene arrived and grew in Bali, looking at such influences as the global extreme metal underground, MTV Asia, and the internationalization of Indonesia’s music industry.Making Scenes is an exploration of the subtle politics of identity that took place within and among these scenes throughout the course of the 1990s. Participants in the different scenes often explained their interest in death metal, punk, or reggae in relation to broader ideas about what it meant to be Balinese, which reflected views about Bali’s tourism industry and the cultural dominance of Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and largest city. Through dance, dress, claims to public spaces, and onstage performances, participants and enthusiasts reworked “Balinese-ness” by synthesizing global media, ideas of national belonging, and local identity politics. Making Scenes chronicles the creation of subcultures at a historical moment when media globalization and the gradual demise of the authoritarian Suharto regime coincided with revitalized, essentialist formulations of the Balinese self.

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Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide

Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide


UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO If you’ve ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it’s grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back–then this book is for you “Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide” explains how electricity works and shows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house. Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource Learn how to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits. Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy. And don’t let a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system. You’ll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy-to-understand book Learn the basics of electronics–DC/AC, batteries, power supplies, electromagnetics, semiconductors, digital logic, taking electrical measurements, and more Assemble a practical workbench and acquire essential tools for DIY testing and repairs Manage your breaker or fuse box, circuits, and outlets Explore alternative electricity sources such as generators, fuel cells, and solar, wind, and hydro power Learn how your car or truck’s electrical system works Successfully set up a hi-fi stereo, TV, or home theater system Resolve problems with interference among wireless devices

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Evidence-based Decision Making

Evidence-based Decision Making


Presents a step-by-step approach to mastering the five essential skills of evidence-based decision making in dental practice – formulating patient-centered questions, searching for the appropriate evidence, critically appraising the evidence, applying the evidence to practice, and evaluating the process.

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Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes & Projects for Your Creative Child

Growing Up Sew Liberated: Making Handmade Clothes & Projects for Your Creative Child


New – Bring joy, creativity & learning to your sewing with fabulous kid-friendly projects Meg McElwee puts her signature sewing style into gorgeous children’s clothes and creative activity-focused designs. From simple clothing to toys, “Growing Up Sew Liberated” is packed with innovative, playful sewing patterns. Follow the structure of a child’s day with 20 projects including: Getting up and getting dressed: comfortable clothing patterns such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pocket pants.Homemakin

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The Art of Making Wine

The Art of Making Wine


A step by step guide for the serious amateur or beginning winemaker. The Art of Making Wine has more than fifty recipes for many varieties of grape and fruit wines. 181 Pages.
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Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book

Making Stuff: An Alternative Craft Book


The twenty-first century has seen an explosion in all kinds of crafting. The rise and rise of knitting as a cool pastime has led to circles and clubs springing up everywhere from New York to London and alternative craft fairs are fast becoming a weekend institution as ever more people are reclaiming these age old hobbies and asserting their individuality through "making stuff." Making Stuff is an eclectic craft book for the new millennium. It is a testament to a trend that is only going to get bigger. Whether you are a seasoned crafter looking for new ideas or a novice who still doesn’t know how to cast on, this book is for you. Utilising both traditional craft materials and thrifty finds Making Stuff gathers together over 50 projects from established members of the craft scene that will undoubtedly inspire you to get your craft on. Projects include a plethora of ingenious ways to customise your clothes, make your own jewellery and accessories, decorate your home, recycle your old possessions and fashion baby cloths and toys for the children in your life.
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Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Braids for Beautiful Cord Jewelry

Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Braids for Beautiful Cord Jewelry


The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding–known as kumihimo– has been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In “Twist, Turn, & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids,” readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom They’ll also find: An overview of tools and materials from looms to bobbins to glues to beads Step-by-step instructions for basic loom braiding, handling threads, beads, and more 50 gorgeous projects from simple beginner braids to complex beaded cords 400 full-color photographs for inspirations and instruction With details on kumihimo terminology, starting and finishing braids, and calculating thread and bead counts, this book is an ideal guide for new braiders.

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Making Family Websites

Making Family Websites


A family website can bring everyone together, and this comprehensive guide helps you create one that’s as unique as your loved ones. See exactly how to get up and running in no time, and how to pick the right Internet provider. Learn the basics of taking great digital photos and digitizing slides, snapshots, and documents. Check out easy and inexpensive software to improve image quality. Learn how easy it is to use cool design elements, including backgrounds, buttons, thumbnail images, and animations. Take a crash course on adding links, uploading new information, and launching a site. Consider some inspiring ideas for content, such as an on-line recipe book, complete with photos, to save those favorite family dishes for posterity. Or use the site to plan a reunion, share a wedding album, or post the family tree. You’ll understand exactly how the World Wide Web can lead you straight home, right to the heart of family..

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On Making Mending And Dressing Dolls

On Making Mending And Dressing Dolls


On MAKING MENDING and DRESSING by CLARA HALLARD with illustrations by the author 1949 H. I, . LINDQUIST PUBLICATIONS Publisher 2 WEST 46th STREET NEW YORK 19, N. Y. A dolls hospital of 1878 from an old engraving Dedicated to my SISTER VIOLET CONTENTS Chapter Page 1. A SIMPLE DOLL FOR A SMALL CHILD THE RAG DOLL 1 2. CLOTH DOLLS FOR COLLECTORS 10 3. ON CARVING AND MODELING DOLLS 16 4. ON MENDING DOLLS, OLD AND NEW 23 5. THE STORY OF ALICE AND MABEL, OR THE RESTORATION OF A PARIAN BISQUE DOLL 34 6. THE STORY OF PRIVATE ROBERT EDWARD BALL OR THE RESTORATION OF A CHINA DOLL 44 7. SUGGESTIONS FOR NINETEENTH CENTURY DOLL COS TUMES 47 8. CHILDRENS CLOTHES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY 71 9. ON DRESSING THE PERIOD DOLL 95 10. ON MAKING DOLLS TO REPRESENT AMERICAS FIRST LADIES 109 11. SHOES 139 12. SOME RARE OLD DOLLS 145 13. REPRODUCTION DOLLS 154 ILLUSTRATIONS Illustration Page Number Number 1. SOCK DOLL 1-a 1-d Pattern for Making Sock Doll 2 2. BEAN BAG DOLL 2-a 2-d Patterns for Making and Dressing Bean Bag Doll 2 3. ANNE, A Simple Rag Doll 4 3-a 3-d Pattern for Making Anne 4 3-e 3-i Patterns for Clothing Anne 4 3-j 3-n Hair Styles 5 0-1 Q-3 Making a Wig 5 4. SUSIE, A Rag Doll Circa 1900 6 4-a 4-d Pattern for Making Susie 6 4-f Susie, Completed 7 A. A Dress for Susie 7 B. A Bonnet for Susie 7 C. Dress Pattern 8 D. Bonnet Pattern 8 E. Susies Cap 8 F. Pattern for Cap 8 G. A and B. Pattern for Cape and Hood 9 H. An Old Dress Prom Susies Wardrobe 9 5. GENEVIEVE, A Nineteenth Century Rag Doll 10 5-a 5-d Pattern for Making Genevieve 11 A-l A-2 A Basque for Genevieve 12 A-3 Pattern for Basque 13 A-7 Back of Basque 13 8. Shoe Upper 13 9. Sole of Shoe 13 10. Completed Shoe 13 C. A Skirt for Genevieve 13 11.Skirt Pattern 20 6. WINIFRED, A Wire-Framed Doll 14 6-a Wire Frame and Padding 14 6-b Slip Covering for Head 14 7. DOROTHY, A Doll Carved by Claire Fawcett 16 7-1 Carving Tools 16 7-a 7-c. Parts of Carved Doll 16 8. SU-SU, A Doll with Carved Head, Arms and Legs, Stuffed Body, by C…

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Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes: All You Need to Know about Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns for Children’s Clothing

Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes: All You Need to Know about Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns for Children’s Clothing


Sure, there is plenty of affordable children’s clothing to be found at retailers today, but the quality of those mass-produced garments can be questionable. Finding durable, well-made kids clothing can be expensive especially when the kids are growing like weeds No wonder more and more parents are opting to dress their children in high-quality, original pieces they’ve made themselves. For those looking to get started sewing their own kid’s clothes, or who are expanding on their current skills, “Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes” is the place to begin. Inside, readers will find everything they need for creating, using, and adapting patterns for kids’ clothes Illustrated, step-by-step techniques specific to kids’ clothes Valuable insider tips from professional pattern designers Handy QR codes linking to downloadable pattern templates Instructions for making patterns from scratch and customizing existing patterns Advice from the pros on marketing your creations With straightforward language and easy-to-follow instructions, “Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes” will be the sewing parent’s go-to guide for everything from rompers and dresses to jackets, pants, and more More than 300 full-color instructional and inspirational images throughout.

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Beyonce’s ‘Self-Titled’ Part 3 Looks At The Making Of ‘Drunk In Love’

Even Beyonce has a Christmas gift for us. The singer released the third behind-the-scenes look at the making of her self-titled surprise album on Wednesday while you were stuffing yourself with turkey and new toys. In the five-minute video, titled “Run ‘N Gun,” Beyonce zeros in on the Jay Z collaboration “Drunk in Love” before touching on the filming of “No Angel,” “Yoncé” and “XO” — which she reveals were among 80 songs recorded for the new album. Along the way, the singer talks about “trying to rebel against perfection” by not planning out every aspect of the accompanying music videos. Terry Richardson and Coney Island make appearances, and Beyonce continues her musings on “fun and art and creativity” and not wanting to obtain permits to film her videos. Watch below.


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Elephant Making A Splash Baby Shower or Birth Announcement Greeting Card

Elephant Making A Splash Baby Shower or Birth Announcement Greeting Card


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Alex Toys Just Pearls Jewelry Making Kit Toy

Alex Toys Just Pearls Jewelry Making Kit Toy

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Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children

Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children: Making Shoes for the Cobbler’s Children


How would you feel if you visited your financial planner’s office and saw past-due credit card notices on their desk? Would you trust an auto mechanic whose car backfires and produces black smoke? A dentist with bad teeth? A banker in shabby clothes? An interior designer whose offices are a shambles? This is the position of the IT capability in many large organizations. The designated custodian of critical business processes and data does not manage its own processes and data reliably. A response in the form of Enterprise Resource Planning for Information Technology is emerging from major companies, research firms, and vendors; they are labeling these offerings “ERP for IT,” “IT Resource Planning,? and related terms. This groundbreaking, practitioner-authored book provides an independent examination of and response to these developments. An analysis of the large scale IT capability, with specific attention to business processes, structured data, and enabling systems, it is essentially a comprehensive systems architecture, not for the business capabilities IT supports, but for IT itself. Features The book presents on-the-ground coverage of enabling IT governance in architectural detail, which you can use to define a strategy and start executing. It fills the gap between high-level guidance on IT governance, and detailed discussions about specific vendor technologies. It is a next-step book that answers the question: OK, we need to improve the way we run IT – now what? It does this through: * A unique value chain approach to integrating the COBIT, ITIL, and CMM frameworks into a coherent, unified whole * A field-tested, detailed conceptual information model with definitions and usage scenarios, mapped to both the process and system architectures * Analysis of current system types in the IT governance and enablement domains: integration opportunities, challenges, and evolutionary trends * Patterns for integrating the process, data, and systems views to support sp

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The Jewelry Making Handbook – Sharon McSwiney – Hardcover

The Jewelry Making Handbook – Sharon McSwiney – Hardcover


Buy The Jewelry Making Handbook by Sharon McSwiney in Hardcover for the low price of 12.99. Find this product in Crafts & Hobbies > Jewelry.
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