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When a supernova occurs, a star brightens for about 100 days before going dark. But one star has kept the display up for 600 days now.

According to a study in Nature, supernova iPTF14hls refuses to die. The star was first observed back in September 2014 and chalked up as a fairly textbook example of a star’s death.

The supernova has qualities never before seen by scientists. “Instead of a 100-day plateau,” the study reports, “the light curve of iPTF14hls lasts over 600 days,” and includes “five distinct peaks” where its brightness varies”by as much as 50%.”

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Drew and Jonathan Scott are coming to you in a new show — this time from behind the lens.

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Reno, Set, Go! is a terrific show with a ton of heart and something the family can enjoy together,” Jonathan tells PEOPLE.

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“Cheryl and Roger were wonderful to work with and are a blast to watch,” Drew adds.

Designer Torrenueva and contractor Morin, who Drew promises are “a blast to watch,” team up in each episode to give an unsuspecting homeowner, who’s been nominated by a spouse or family member, a room refresh in under 36 hours.

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A Fifth ‘Game Of Thrones’ Spinoff Is Coming Because Four Aren’t Enough

When it comes to spinoff shows, “Game of Thrones” doesn’t want to be spokes on a wheel. It wants to break the wheel!  

Series author George R.R. Martin cleared up news about the development of HBO’s four “Game of Thrones” spinoffs on his Not A Blog Sunday, revealing that a fifth show is now in the works with a secret writer. Surprise!

We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five. We have added a fifth writer to the original four. No, I will not reveal the name here. HBO announced the names of the first four, and will no doubt announce the fifth as well, once his deal has closed. He’s a really terrific addition, however, a great guy and a fine writer, and aside from me and maybe Elio and Linda, I don’t know anyone who knows and loves Westeros as well as he does.

If there are five spinoffs on the way, HBO might be in need of some of that Lannister gold to pay for them. But Martin himself thinks it’s unlikely that five new shows will be making it on-air.

For now, the author wants us to know that there is an order for five pilot scripts and he is working with all the writers, not just two as previously reported.

Also, the spinoffs aren’t going to be spinoffs like we usually think of them. They’re all going to be prequels from stories we likely haven’t heard before:

So all of you who were hoping for the further adventures of Hot Pie are doomed to disappointment. Every one of the concepts under discussion is a prequel, rather than a sequel. Some may not even be set on Westeros. Rather than ‘spinoff’ or ‘prequel,’ however, I prefer the term ‘successor show.’ That’s what I’ve been calling them.

But there won’t be any Robert’s Rebellion or Dunk and Egg prequels as of now. Sorry, everyone.

And for those who are wondering, Martin reiterated that he’s still working on his next book in the “Song of Ice and Fire” series, The Winds of Winter. But, oh sweet summer child, you probably shouldn’t expect it to come anytime soon.

At least we have the possibility of five new “Game of Thrones” shows on the way.

Open that wine, Tyrion. It’s time to turn up.

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7 Famous Instagram Rabbits You Need to Follow Right Now, That Aren’t the Easter Bunny

It’s the bunny’s biggest moment of the year. While the tooth fairy has a 365-day-a-year gig, the powers of rabbits are limited to just one morning: Easter Sunday.

On this day, like Santa, the Easter bunny manages to traverse the world with enough jelly beans and chocolate goodies for millions of people. It’s pretty magical, but bunnies in general deserve more than just one day of recognition. We’re talking about insanely fluffy animals, with long, occasionally floppy ears and the most adorable twitchy noses.

These are creatures that deserve to be celebrated every day. That’s why we rounded up seven of the cutest rabbit accounts on Instagram. This way, when the sugar high wears off from your Easter basket, you will still have plenty of sweetness to enjoy.

DJ BunnyPuff and The Puffery 

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WWE star Nia Jax works to project a confident body image for her fans, but she doesn’t always feel that way on the inside.

Jax decided to post a swimsuit selfie on Instagram after fans thanked her for her body positivity during WrestleMania.

“Posting a picture of myself in a bathing suit is VERY hard for me. I have never been one to show off too much skin, and it’s not just because I’m a larger woman,” Jax writes.

“After this amazing #Wrestlemania weekend I had a chance to speak to a bunch of young women & men. Most, if not all of them, mentioned that my #BodyPositive mindset had helped them to be able to find confidence within themselves, which really touched me and even brought me to tears numerous times.”

The wrestler says she grew up in a loving family that supports her at any size, but there are still moments when she has her body doubts.

“Thankfully I have always had a family that has supported me and has always reminded me that my beauty comes from within, especially my mother,” Jax says. “She constantly reminded me that ‘no matter how beautiful you are on the outside, if you’re insides are ugly, that will be what everyone sees & feels.’ ”

“Don’t get me wrong, there have been many occasions where I wished I could be thinner or have a different nose or hairline to fit in, but I realized that fitting in is not always as important as it seems; I realized that I love standing out in positive ways!”

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For Jax, she focuses on living healthfully, but she’ll also indulge from time to time. She says that balance is important.

“Self-confidence also goes along with being healthy!” she says. “I work out all the time, I eat healthy & try (emphasis on TRY) to get as much sleep as I can. There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy.”

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Looks Aren’t Everything

How many times have you met someone whose first impression was so strong that you couldn’t wait to learn more about them? All too often, the discovery process proved to be a fairly shallow and unsatisfying dig.

  • Sometimes it became painfully clear that the person had nothing of interest to say.
  • Sometimes one learned that the person loved to talk but didn’t know how to listen.
  • Sometimes it didn’t take long to realize that some people have no other hobbies or interests than themselves.

A similar phenomenon occurs in the theatre where, with so many plays now being produced in venues that lack a traditional proscenium arch, there is rarely a curtain separating the audience from the stage. As people enter the theatre they are often struck by the beauty of the scenic design, the mood it creates, and a particular style it may evoke.

However, once the actors come onstage, what felt uplifting at first sight may well lead to a feeling of having had unrealistic and unfulfilled expectations. That letdown is hardly the fault of the set designer if the playwright’s script was unable to live up to the artistic vision shared with members of the creative team. Sometimes there truly is less onstage than meets the eye.

Two recent productions greeted Bay area audiences with beautifully-designed unit sets that faded into the background once the actors came onstage. Ironically, as the evening progressed, the fact that a supporting actor could repeatedly steal the show unexpectedly pointed to some of the script’s weaknesses. For me, the experience felt like going to a wedding where one of the groomsmen (who was either more charismatic or more attractive than the groom) kept diverting attention from the couple that was being married that day.

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Take, for example, Noel Coward’s 1925 hit comedy, Fallen Angels, which received a new production from TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Set in the dining-drawing room of an upscale London flat, the action takes place in the Fall of 1927. In his program note, director Robert Kelley writes that:

“If the era of women’s liberation dramatically changed our world in the 60s and 70s, the 1920s rocked convention at every turn. After two decades of suffragist struggles, women embraced both the vote and the premise of equality with a radical assault on social convention and restriction. For decades, I thought the play no more than a funny show about women drinking. It took me years to realize it was more — a wry and insightful exploration of women, their relationships, and their place in the rapidly evolving society of the 1920s.

I began to see the play as epitomizing the emerging yet conflicted women of the 1920s, increasingly liberated, yet engaged in conventional, sometimes passionless relationships; open-minded yet bound by the lingering constrictions of gender and class; independent in spirit but dependent financially and, in the case of Saunders (the overqualified maid), not quite at ease being better educated, more accomplished, and more discreet than her upper class ‘superiors.'”

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Jane (Rebecca Dines) and Julia (Sarah Overman)
get sloshed in Act II of Fallen Angels
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Although Coward wrote Fallen Angels during a period of genuine social change, he was only 24 years old at the time. The first act is a surprisingly thin 30-minute piece of exposition as Julia (Sarah Overman) complains to her rather pompous husband, Fred (Mark Anderson Phillips), that they are no longer in love. Fred, of course, is preoccupied with preparations for the day’s golf date with Willy (Cassidy Brown), whose wife, Jane (Rebecca Dines), is Julia’s best friend.

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Willy (Cassidy Brown) and Fred (Mark Anderson Phillips)
prepare for a golf date in Fallen Angels
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Here’s the problem. Upon entering the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, the audience is greeted by an exquisite unit set designed by J.B. Wilson that contains some strong Art Deco elements. As Wilson explains:

“In thinking about the characters and the story, I concentrated on the notion of a traditional British Georgian-style flat that has been remodeled and updated in the spirit of a new style for a new, modern century. There are Art Deco elements to the decor of the set, including the large metallic wall panels a la Edgar Brandt, the sweeping curve of the step, the main doorway, the illuminated soffit [a feature that runs around the top of the walls, about 14 feet off the floor], and the mantelpiece.”

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Jane (Rebecca Dines) and Fred (Mark Anderson Phillips) in
Act II, Scene II of Fallen Angels (Photo by: Kevin Berne)

“I want to stress that most of the choices were formed through research into London Art Deco specifically, which I discovered is a bit more staid in its residential manifestations than is the 1920s French ocean liner version of Art Deco, or the more flamboyant 1930s Hollywood version of the style that many of us are familiar with. Another part of the story of the set is the theme suggested by the title. If the characters are ‘fallen angels,’ they have fallen from above into the Garden. Thus the sky blue walls with a suggestion of clouds, and the stylized gilded jungle elements lurking in the panels on the wall.”

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Julia (Sarah Overman), Maurice (Aldo Billingslea), and Jane
(Rebecca Dines) reunite in a scene from Fallen Angels
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

After the men depart for their golf holiday, Fallen Angels focuses on their two wives who, after complaining about how bored and hungry they are, proceed to get smashingly drunk while awaiting the arrival of Maurice (Aldo Billingslea), a Frenchman with whom each woman once had a torrid affair before marrying her husband.

While Rebecca Dines and Sarah Overman do a splendid job with the physical comedy of becoming thoroughly besotted, Tory Ross continues to steal their thunder as the newly-hired maid who has far more life experience in her little finger than either of the two pampered women she is serving.

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Fred (Mark Anderson Phillips) and his new maid, Saunders
(Tory Ross) in a scene from Fallen Angels
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

Even though the pacing picks up after the surprisingly unsatisfying first act, the production never fully rises to the splendor of Wilson’s Art Deco-inspired set and Fumiko Bielefeldt’s delightful period costumes. It’s hard to imagine Noel Coward’s witty banter being upstaged by design elements, but this production may be the rare exception.

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Jane (Rebecca Dines) and Julia (Sarah Overman) share an
anxious moment in a scene from Fallen Angels
(Photo by: Kevin Berne)

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Upon entering Magic Theatre’s auditorium for the world premiere of Luis Alfaro’s new drama (This Golden State: Part One – Delano), it was obvious that Andrew Boyce’s simple unit set had been strongly influenced by the evangelical community in which the play’s action takes place. The seating for the auditorium’s two side sections had been replaced with handsome, brightly cushioned church pews (which Magic Theatre might want to keep as permanent fixtures) while, far upstage, sections of the set were split so that they formed a cross which could be effectively lit from behind.

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Romie (Carla Gallardo) and Elias (Sean San Jose) in
a scene from This Golden State: Part One – Delano
(Photo by: Jennifer Reiley)

Set in the small town of Delano in California’s Central Valley, Alfaro’s drama visits an evangelical congregation trying to overcome what some could consider a crisis. Its long-time pastor has recently died and, with the drought affecting everyone’s finances, Brother Abel (Rod Gnapp), a representative from the church’s regional management structure, has driven down from Oregon to determine whether or not this particular congregation can survive on its own or if it needs to be merged with one or more others.

To Brother Abel’s surprise, the church’s affairs are very much in order thanks, in large part, to the meticulous financial recordkeeping of the pastor’s widow, Hermana Cantu (Wilma Bonet), whose tireless efforts to make and sell tamales to the locals have helped to sustain the organization’s financial health. Although one of the deceased pastor’s brightest followers, Elias (Sean San Jose), has gone on to lead a congregation in San Diego, he has been called back to Delano by Hermana Cantu to pay his respects to her late husband and, if he is so inclined, take over the congregation.

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Elias (Sean San Jose) and Brother Abel (Rod Gnapp) in a scene from
This Golden State: Part One – Delano (Photo by: Jennifer Reiley)

Despite his devotion to his beloved new wife, Sister Ester (Sarah Nina Hayon), there is a skeleton in Elias’s closet that has nothing to do with his past as an angry young man whose greatest pleasure was eating cheap hamburgers from his favorite fast food outlet. When Ester voices her concern to Brother Abel about Elias, he instructs her to ask her husband about “the girl.” As the playwright explains:

“If you are in the theatre, your job is to question everything (probably way up there on that list of things to question is the role of organized religion). I was raised both Pentecostal and Catholic, and there is something extraordinary about the ritual of the church. Rituals are important to me and I think of theatre as one big ritual. For me, bringing these two rituals together — the communal experience of it — makes me excited.

I love the comfort of the church, but I don’t really like its organization. If you are in the margins in any way, the church helps and [yet] it also seems to hurt. Then there’s faith, right? Faith is the trust you have in the outside (it’s that bigger-than-us idea). For me, that exists in the power of theatre, the power to create change, and to write plays that in some way suggest that change is possible — that we are all capable of and in need of change.”

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Sarah Nina Hayon portrays Sister Ester in Luis Alfaro’s
This Golden State: Part One – Delano (Photo by: Jennifer Reiley)

Alfaro’s script is filled with plenty of laugh lines and, as directed by Loretta Greco, builds to a poignant revelation. But something is lacking in this play. It’s hard to identify whether that curious ingredient is a true sense of conflict, a crisis for the congregation, a stronger narrative structure, or a greater sense of dramatic momentum.

  • Elias finally accepts that the accidental death of a young woman named Romie (Carla Gallardo) — whom he had prepared for baptism — was not his fault.
  • Sister Ester undergoes an impressive transformation from a subdued, submissive wife to a woman discovering her spiritual strength while beginning to understand the help and leadership she can give to a community.
  • Following his clinical assessment of the situation, Brother Abel realizes that the congregation is in good hands and his crisis management services are not needed.
  • Not only does Hermana Cantu accept the fact that her husband is dead and she’s not getting any younger, with the help of a younger congregant named Moises (Armando Rodriquez), she learns that pupusas are easier to make than tamales and can sell just as well, if not better.

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Moises (Armando Rodriquez), Hermana Cantu (Wilma Bonet),
and Sister Ester (Sarah Nina Hayon) in a scene from
This Golden State: Part One – Delano (Photo by: Jennifer Reiley)

In her director’s note, Loretta Greco writes:

“With great humility and authenticity, Delano offers us the rare experience of faith through the prism of community — a place where hard work is for the greater good, and hope is mindfully tended. It is my hope that this play reminds us of our own larger purpose and what each of us is uniquely called to contribute.”

Strangely enough, for all the attention focused on Elias, it soon becomes obvious that although some of the men who purport to be leaders in this community are quite charismatic, it is the women who get things done. During her brief visit to Delano, Sister Ester soaks up a lot of wisdom from Hermana Cantu. By the end of the play, it’s starting to look as if Sister Ester might take over the leadership role left vacant by the death of Pastor Cantu.

As has been the case in several other productions, Wilma Bonet turns the character of Hermana Cantu into a force of nature. Not only is this woman the glue holding her community together, she is the real driving force in Alfaro’s play. Although it’s easy to imagine that This Golden State: Part One — Delano may be focused on Elias and/or Ester, whenever Wilma Bonet leaves the stage, it almost feels as if Alfaro’s fragile play might lose its footing and start to implode.

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Wilma Bonet consistently steals the show as Hermana Cantu in
This Golden State: Part One – Delano (Photo by: Jennifer Reiley)

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How Kate Middleton Handles Walking in Heels All Day That Aren’t Wedges

Kate Middleton may love her Stuart Weitzman wedges with all of her heart, but sadly, the Queen does not. So, how does the Duchess of Cambridge stay comfortable on those days she has to swap out her trusty shoes for a pair of pumps instead? $ 20 Alice Bow sheepskin insoles designed by Rachel Bowditch.

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The Daily Mail reports that these are “Kate’s no-slip shoe secret: The £13 trick that lets the Duchess of Cambridge walk in vertiginous heels all day.”

According to the Alice Bow website, the insoles are “carefully hand crafted in London from specially selected, high quality, Italian coloured leathers, that not only look good but feel great under foot. The superior quality orthopaedic padding meanwhile, absorbs the shocks from your busy lifestyle and delivers breathable, antibacterial, long lasting comfort and confidence.”

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Just FYI, Russell Wilson And Ciara Aren’t Having Sex

We haven’t heard that much about Russell Wilson and Ciara’s relationship, until now. 

The pair, who made their public debut as a couple back in April as they walked the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner together, were rumored to have ended their romance as soon as it started. But it turns out that’s not the case. In a Q&A with San Diego pastor Miles McPherson at The Rock Church on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback got really, really candid about the couple’s sex life, or lack therof

“He has anointed both of us and I know that he’s calling for us to do something miraculous,” Wilson said. “I told her … If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.” 

Wilson was talking about not having sex, just in case that wasn’t totally clear. 

He said the 29-year-old singer agreed with him, adding, “I ain’t gonna lie to y’all now. I need y’all to pray for us! I know you seen her on the screen … If there’s a 10, she’s a 15. Pray for me. Keep my mind clear. Keep my heart clear.”

Good to know. Also good to know: Wilson, 26, was previously married to Ashton Meem, whom he divorced in 2014, while Ciara was previously engaged to rapper Future, with whom she has a 1-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn

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Just FYI, Russell Wilson And Ciara Aren’t Having Sex

We haven’t heard that much about Russell Wilson and Ciara’s relationship, until now. 

The pair, who made their public debut as a couple back in April as they walked the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner together, were rumored to have ended their romance as soon as it started. But it turns out that’s not the case. In a Q&A with San Diego pastor Miles McPherson at The Rock Church on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback got really, really candid about the couple’s sex life, or lack therof

“He has anointed both of us and I know that he’s calling for us to do something miraculous,” Wilson said. “I told her … If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.” 

Wilson was talking about not having sex, just in case that wasn’t totally clear. 

He said the 29-year-old singer agreed with him, adding, “I ain’t gonna lie to y’all now. I need y’all to pray for us! I know you seen her on the screen … If there’s a 10, she’s a 15. Pray for me. Keep my mind clear. Keep my heart clear.”

Good to know. Also good to know: Wilson, 26, was previously married to Ashton Meem, whom he divorced in 2014, while Ciara was previously engaged to rapper Future, with whom she has a 1-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn

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Just FYI, Russell Wilson And Ciara Aren’t Having Sex

We haven’t heard that much about Russell Wilson and Ciara’s relationship, until now. 

The pair, who made their public debut as a couple back in April as they walked the red carpet at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner together, were rumored to have ended their romance as soon as it started. But it turns out that’s not the case. In a Q&A with San Diego pastor Miles McPherson at The Rock Church on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback got really, really candid about the couple’s sex life, or lack therof

“He has anointed both of us and I know that he’s calling for us to do something miraculous,” Wilson said. “I told her … If you can really love somebody without that, then you can really love somebody.” 

Wilson was talking about not having sex, just in case that wasn’t totally clear. 

He said the 29-year-old singer agreed with him, adding, “I ain’t gonna lie to y’all now. I need y’all to pray for us! I know you seen her on the screen … If there’s a 10, she’s a 15. Pray for me. Keep my mind clear. Keep my heart clear.”

Good to know. Also good to know: Wilson, 26, was previously married to Ashton Meem, whom he divorced in 2014, while Ciara was previously engaged to rapper Future, with whom she has a 1-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn

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Patriotic Clothes (That Aren’t Cheesy) To Wear This Fourth Of July

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Just like fireworks and hot dogs, festive clothing is essential for celebrating the Fourth of July. But let’s face it, Independence Day and fashion don’t exactly go hand in hand. You’re more likely to associate the holiday with cheesy graphic tees than a cute dress you might actually wear when the weekend is through.

Upon further investigation, though, it turns out that there are, in fact, ways to rock stars and stripes in style. In fact, with so many fashionable, affordable options to choose from, you’ll be all set for every day of the long weekend.

Just be careful with that mustard.


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How To Make DIY Flower Crowns, Because They Aren’t Just For Brides And Hippies Anymore

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There are certain music festival trends that we hope never make the transition to mainstream (read: all-fringe everything), but there are others we welcome with open arms. Take the flower crown, for instance, which was once exclusively the territory of bohemian brides and hippie flower children. It’s now become a summer staple (thanks, Beyoncé!).

It’s for good reason: The flower crown looks good on everyone, complements any hair style (including bad hair days), smells delightful, and looks just at home on the beach as it does at a bachelorette party or baby shower. But the best thing about flower crowns has to be that you can make them yourself — really, it’s surprisingly easy and cheap to string something together. You can have customizable headgear all summer long.

In Hawaii, flower crowns are known as haku lei — just another version of the traditional lei. Women rock them at the beach for no particular reason, or make them for friends and loved ones on special occasions. They’re so ubiquitous and popular that Honolulu-based flower shop Paiko hosts a DIY flower crown workshop three times a week.

The women at Paiko have become experts on the process, and graciously shared the below tips so we can all blossom into summer with the freshest of trends.


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Why Aren’t You Awesomer?

Almost exactly one year ago, my TEDx Bend talk entitled “Why Aren’t We Awesomer?” went live on the TEDx site. (​If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here.) Over 100,000 views later, I’ve realized that one story I didn’t share during the talk was about​​ where the title originally came from.

Some years ago, I was sitting with a​n entrepreneurial ​client who was telling me about his business struggles, and how the stress and pressure he was feeling were leaking into other areas of his life. Out of nowhere, a question that at first seemed too rude to voice popped into my head:

“Why aren’t you awesomer?”

It was such a direct question that it made me smile, and when my client asked me what I was smiling about I told him and he asked me what I meant.

“I’m not sure,” I said, “but I think what I mean is this. You’re a very successful guy, so I know you’re at the very least capable of hard work and delivering on what you promise. You’re well educated, so I know your brain works just fine, and I’ve been around you long enough to know you’re socially intelligent as well.”

“But somehow you’re acting as though you no longer have access to the same resources that have gotten you this far in life. And I don’t mind, but it’s curious to me…”

We both sat with that thought for awhile, and he shared some of the doubts that had been creeping into his mind as he struggled to keep his business afloat over the past couple of years, like “What if it was all just a fluke?” and “What if my time has past?”

Rather than address those questions directly, I took us back into a conversation about the nature of the human experience. We talked about the nature of thought, and how everyone experiences their thinking as though it’s real. I shared one of my favorite stories about my mentor George Pransky and how one of his clients was offended when George told him that his stress, which seemed so real to him, was only a mirage — a trick of thought without any substance to it. George thought for a moment and then responded, “Well, it’s a real mirage…”

We also talked about how it isn’t only people’s problems which are the mirage — the whole game inside of which the problems arise is made up of thought as well. This took us into a contemplation of the formless energy out of which thought and every form arises and dissipates, and we both got pretty quiet.

Finally, he asked me “Why do you think I’m not awesomer?”

I reflected for a few moments, and then shared what came to me.

“I think it’s because somewhere along the line, how you were doing in your life started to seem very real and significant, and like it would be for anyone, that was a scary thought. And because it looked so real and important, you started to think that you needed things to be a certain way in order to manage your fear. And if all your attention is on controlling the world, it’s really difficult to stay tuned in to your deeper guidance and wisdom, which is where all our ‘awesomeness’ comes from in the first place.”

We sat there for a few moments.

“That’s pretty awesome,” he said.

And I had to agree that it was.

My dictionary defines “awe” as “an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc. produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.” And while I’ve never seen this written down as a magic formula, it seems to me that it’s our capacity to live in reverence for the grand, sublime, and extremely powerful intelligence behind our thinking and our lives that makes us “awesomer.”

I hope you enjoy the talk, and may​ all your success be fun!

With all my love,
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How To Make DIY Flower Crowns, Because They Aren’t Just For Brides And Hippies Anymore

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There are certain music festival trends that we hope never make the transition to mainstream (read: all-fringe everything), but there are others we welcome with open arms. Take the flower crown, for instance, which was once exclusively the territory of bohemian brides and hippie flower children. It’s now become a summer staple (thanks, Beyoncé!).

It’s for good reason: The flower crown looks good on everyone, complements any hair style (including bad hair days), smells delightful, and looks just at home on the beach as it does at a bachelorette party or baby shower. But the best thing about flower crowns has to be that you can make them yourself — really, it’s surprisingly easy and cheap to string something together. You can have customizable headgear all summer long.

In Hawaii, flower crowns are known as haku lei — just another version of the traditional lei. Women rock them at the beach for no particular reason, or make them for friends and loved ones on special occasions. They’re so ubiquitous and popular that Honolulu-based flower shop Paiko hosts a DIY flower crown workshop three times a week.

The women at Paiko have become experts on the process, and graciously shared the below tips so we can all blossom into summer with the freshest of trends.


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These Dancers Aren’t Even Teenagers Yet, But They’re Still More Talented Than You

Eleven-year-old dance phenom Taylor Hatala is back for yet another bout of epic choreography, this time with 12-year-old Kyndall Harris. The girls appear together in an incredible video set to Chicago rapper E-Train’s “Wreck The Discotech” for dance entertainment network DanceOn.

Hatala is beloved across the Internet for her stunning performances of “Anaconda,” “All About that Bass” and “IDFWU.”

Harris has released quite a few videos herself, including an incredible routine to Janet Jackson’s “Feedback.”

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The Most Meaningful Careers Aren’t Always Blissful

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Like most millennials raised on the “world is your oyster” parental movement, I graduated college thinking that career would be one big party. Stepping off into not-so-adult adulthood with an empty bank account and a shoebox full of graduation cards, I might as well have tattooed Joseph Campbell’s words on my heart:

“Follow your bliss and the world will open doors where there were only walls.”

Naturally, starting my own life coaching business at 23 would be a fairy tale. I imagined my schedule book miraculously filling with “soul mate-like” clients and my PayPal retirement fund blossoming overnight. I had found my purpose, by golly — my bliss — which meant the success part should follow suit, right? Piece. Of. Cake.

Wrong. Love her as I may have, my business gave me no sympathy (and certainly no cake).

My lovely purpose gave zero hoots about: the post-recession economy, my student loans, my spells of inspiration drought, nor my waves of childlike ambiguity. Like a painfully quiet spectator, she watched with indifference as I could barely pay my bills. As I reached for the discounter shampoo in the toiletry aisle, my purpose couldn’t even be bothered about my increasingly frizzy hair.

Nothing had ever felt so right and yet boy did I ever want to shake that Joseph Campbell like a prophetic rag doll. “I’m living my calling, Joseph… but where’s the flippin’ bliss?”

My purpose gave only the rudest of silence.

The Myth of Bliss
These days, I think bliss-following should probably come with a more accurate disclaimer:

“So you want a career that flutters your heart and floods your veins with pride like golden honey? Follow away! Side-effects may include: depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight loss, weight gain, mania, vitamin D deficiency, cystic acne, shame and embarrassment, loneliness, brain fog, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, relationship issues, hair challenges, identity crisis, and/or extreme poverty.”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m still “Team Bliss'” biggest cheerleader, it’s just that everyone left out the second half of the story. The part that tells us that bliss is like lusting after the most beautiful woman in the room who just so happens to be challenging and cruel and — oh yeah, totally out of your league.

Because despite what all of those endearing graduation cards might have said, passion-chasing was not a foxtrot down a hall of open doors. If only I had known that following my bliss would force me to become exactly what I’m capable of…

Growing Pains
There’s this assumption in many a self-help circle that if following your bliss is messy, then you must be doing something wrong. That when we are living the “right life” it should feel fantastic. And look like over-night success. And smell like fresh-cut roses on a Sunday afternoon (not “I haven’t showered in two days because entrepreneurship is hard” smell). Some would even say that when we are living our authentic mission — “the life we were born for” — we should attract abundance and happiness and all kinds of karmic loveliness. My generation in particular is known for that sort of “stubborn optimism” that success will eventually find us.

It turns out I’m not entitled to a comfortable life. It turns out, bliss or not, the universe doesn’t owe me riches or happiness (not even life! — I learned, after an earth-shattering, near-death experience). The only thing I am entitled to is the opportunity to become the person I came here to be. And while that might sound like a pretty lame birthday present from life, I’ve come to see it as the most beautiful gift of all.

Maybe purposeful work is supposed to be tough. Maybe “hard” doesn’t always mean you’re on the wrong path, but is sometimes a sign you’re on the best path. Maybe you don’t just develop a career… maybe the greatest career will develop you. We’re not just chasing job titles, salaries, or recognition, we are growing — growing into the people capable of mastering our dreams. Into the truest, happiest, most brilliant version of ourselves. Into professionals: people who can sustain the prizes we crave and who can love themselves and love their work with their whole darn hearts. That stuff ain’t pretty.

Career is Hard, Generation Y
I remember my 23-year-old self — already defeated by career-building, reading HuffPost in her PJs at 3 p.m. on a Monday, contemplating the existential woes we millennials call “quarter-life crisis” — and I wish that I could tell her a “career-knight in shining armor” isn’t coming.

“Don’t wait for your dream job to appear on Monster.com. Don’t pray to be discovered by a publisher or validated by ‘likes’ or for the magic SEO Gods to deliver your golden opportunities. You will never have the perfect resume or bio. You will never be good enough or smart enough or ready enough to pick up the phone. It will never be the ‘just right’ time to quit the job or start the blog or go get your booty out there.”

Today I know your purpose is not your savior. It knows exactly what you’re capable of and would expect nothing less. Your purpose will let you fail — often publicly, sometimes miserably — until you learn to see your own strength. Your purpose will make you sit and stew and brew in those excuses until you see the mind’s folly, until you see your own truth.

Because your purpose wants you to have your dreams, but only like the parent who lets you ride your bike solo before you think you’re ready. Who doesn’t always let you win. Who sometimes makes you wait your turn. Who knows that a little broken heart today will let you love even bigger tomorrow.

Because It’s Worth It
Today, I love my career with every ounce of my being because it broke my heart (a million plus one times).

Hammering nail after nail into that foundation until the day those few lousy boards became a house. (Became a home. Became a village.)

Until the day I took a chance on myself. (Until the day they took a chance on me.)

Until the day my quiet spark became two. (Became three. Became a blaze.)

Until the day the person I thought I knew became the person I had always wanted to know.

Yep, that must be the real miracle, Joseph Campbell. You were right all along: bliss hand-delivered me opportunity after opportunity — to become my own hero.

So cue the panic attacks. Don’t forget the rejection letters, sweaty palms, and the very worst of hair days. Just give me a real 21st century career, please: true and hard, but so very beautiful.

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Artist Richard Prince Sells Instagram Photos That Aren’t His For $90K

Did you know someone could resell your Instagram pictures for $ 90,000?

Richard Prince, an established artist who plays with authorship and appropriation, made waves at the Frieze Art Fair a couple of weeks ago with his Instagram paintings.

Prince took screenshots of gorgeous Instagram pictures uploaded by models, celebrities and artists, and added creepy comments underneath, like, “Enjoyed the ride today. Let’s do it again. Richard.” Then he printed the images on canvas. Last fall, he exhibited them at the Gagosian Gallery, where they sold for $ 90,000 each.

He took photos of Sky Ferreira, Pamela Anderson and porn stars, as well as Doe Deere, the CEO of Lime Crime. Last week, she Instagrammed a picture from the Frieze exhibition.

You’d think the original Instagrammers could sue Prince for copyright infringement. But because Prince edited the photos to include his own comments, the works count as original pieces of art.

Not everybody agrees Prince’s appropriation is artistically valid. Los Angeles-based artist Audrey Wollen, whose reinterpretation of Diego Velázquez’s “The Rokeby Venus” was reprinted, told i-D last fall that she was “really angry” he’d taken her work.

“What Prince is doing is colonising and profiting off a territory of the internet that was created by a community of young girls,” she told the outlet.

A critic at ArtNet laid into Prince after the Gagosian show too, writing that it had “thin offerings for anyone who is in possession of a brain.”

Some artists, though, appreciate the exposure. Stacy Leigh, whose photo series of sex dolls was featured on The Huffington Post last week, commented on Instagram that Prince “knows a good thing when he see’s it” [sic].

Prince had reposted one of her images on his Instagram, which has since been taken down. When another user asked if he printed her image for the exhibition, Leigh replied, “I wish he would!!! I would be honored.”

Missy Suicide, the founder of pinup girl website Suicide Girls, had a photo taken of the site’s main Instagram account, as well as those of her models.

“I’m not holding a grudge,” she told The Huffington Post. In fact, she noted that it seemed natural Prince was drawn to the Suicide Girls, which has 3 million Instagram followers. “Our girls’ portraits are the most compelling on Instagram, so of course he found ours,” she said.

Nor is she critical of his work. “He’s starting a conversation about what we put out there in the public, and it’s definitely an interesting conversation to start having,” she said. Missy’s just surprised people paid $ 90,000 for the images.

To bring his work down to a more affordable price point, Suicide Girls is turning the reproduction tables back on Prince by reproducing and selling their own reproductions of his reproductions. The profits will be donated to charity.

“We’re just happy to make his art accessible to the kinds of people that he’s featuring,” she said. Ironically, the Gagosian press release warns that “All images are subject to copyright.”

The Gagosian Gallery and Richard Prince did not respond to requests for comment.

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11 Beaches That Probably Aren’t for You

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1. Bayahibe, Domincan Republic

Thanks, but no thanks.

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2. Nosy Komba, Madagascar

Wouldn’t even be caught dead here.

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3. Oahu Island, Hawaii

Umm no. Just no.

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4. Nice, France

LOL…no.

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5. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This is literally your worst nightmare.

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6. Big Sur, California

WTF is this? No.

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7. Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

You’d probably just rather not.

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8. Jekyll Island, Georgia

How could anyone stand this?

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9. Pranang Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Clearly, this is a miserable, miserable place.

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10. Santa Cruz, California

Okay, this is starting to get awkward. Nope, nope, nope.

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11. Bocas del Toro, Panama

Never in a million years.

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‘Little Ballers’ Documentary Teaches Us That Black Boys Aren’t Monolithic

Different players across the NBA have something in common: they once played basketball with the AAU, aka the Amateur Athletic Union, a non-profit organization that provides sporting activities for kids across the country. One film sheds light on the dreams, challenges, wins and losses of youth in the program.

“Little Ballers,” a 2013 documentary that premieres Wednesday on Nickelodeon, focuses on the New York-based AAU basketball team New Heights as they fight their way to the national championship. Four boys in particular, Judah, Tyriek, Cole and Kevin, pepper in their opinions on basketball and life in general, noting their personal goals of making it to the NBA.

At 11 years old, these boys evoke the raw emotion of childhood innocence, which is counterbalanced by the adults of the movie — including their Coach Billy, current and former NBA players like Carmelo Anthony and Walt Frazier, and cultural pundits such as Travis King and Roland Martin — who stress the idea that dreams also have a layer of reality to them.

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In addition to its all-star cast, “Little Ballers” is directed by author Crystal McCrary, who happens to be one of the team moms, and executive produced by recording artist Lupe Fiasco and NBA player Amar’e Stoudemire.

McCrary was just a mom with a camera in her hand when the idea of the documentary blossomed. “I didn’t know where the story was going to go,” the director told The Huffington Post, adding that she’s a “filmmaker, sports fanatic and a lover of children,” which were all factors leading to her telling New Heights’ story.

Throughout filming, McCrary encountered a slew of emotions, including on-court tantrums, locker room tears and, of course, the unabashed boys who tell it like it is. “Since the boys hadn’t had any real disappointments in their 11-year-old lives, they believed they could scale Mount Everest, they believed that they are going to make it to the NBA, despite the fact that the odds are overwhelmingly against them,” she said. “And that’s inspirational.”

However, there are underlying themes within “Little Ballers” that bring up society’s ongoing interaction with black boys and men. The film illuminates the issue of street and gang violence, and how the AAU helps kids avoid dangerous situations, allowing them to make safer decisions.

Chicago Bulls player Joakim Noah’s initiative, the Noah’s Arc Foundation, aims to mentor gang members and encourage them to make better choices for their future. He speaks in the film about the importance of extracurricular activities, which McCrary said was a focal point in the movie. Noah mentioned that there isn’t much for the gang members to do other than inflict violence in their community, and McCrary agreed that any sort of activity provided for inner-city youth outside of school is crucial.

“I’m not one of those people that says basketball replaces education, nor am I trying to sell a pipe dream,” McCrary noted, saying that while basketball is a popular attraction, there are other avenues of expression when it comes to extracurriculars. “So, that could be a chess club, debate team,” she said, adding, “It’s just important to show that there are so many attributes that kids can acquire by being on an organized team.” This includes life skills, healthy lifestyle choices, discipline and structure, all of which can promote a better future when instilled in kids at, say, age 11.

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Further, McCrary touches on another overarching tone: the stereotypical notion that black people, especially men and boys, are monolithic characters in America — especially in the social and political climate following the killings of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and several others.

New Heights wasn’t just a “black team,” as its members had different backgrounds, but the film mostly focuses on black players and coaches, which has more meaning than just race. “It’s about these four boys that come from diverse family and economic situations,” McCrary said.

One of the kids, Tyriek, lives with his single mother in the gang-ridden Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. McCrary talked about him throughout the conversation. “Typically, when society sees a kid like Tyriek walking down the street in his community, he’s immediately written off as some sort of statistic or some sort of other — so the kid is not destined to achieve,” she said.

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However, there’s always more to the story. “Just because you are being brought up in poverty, that doesn’t make you a criminal,” McCrary added. “It also doesn’t mean you’re not brought up in an environment that’s filled with love, just as much as that kid that lives in the suburbs with two parents and a white picket fence, who also is brought up with love.”

More importantly, McCrary felt like the boys’ different upbringings prove that in the face of diversity, there can be common ground. “So, we as people of color in this country come from all different backgrounds and all different family situations, so we’re not monolithic,” McCray said, but the team’s commitment to each other combats stereotype.

“I also found inspiration in the bond that they developed as brothers,” she noted. “For these young men, race, class and culture really meant nothing, but what did mean something was the brotherhood they developed playing together as teammates and getting to know each other off the court.”

“Little Ballers” premieres on Nickelodeon on Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. EST. Check your local listings.
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7 Skin Savers That Aren’t Vaseline

Every winter we always hear about a magical product that seems to be the key to everyone’s dry skin — and no, it isn’t coconut oil. At this point, you already know what we’re talking about, but we might as well name it: Vaseline.

From head to toe, the petroleum-based formula helps our skin recover from cracked heels, harsh winds and excessive nose blowing. Yet as wonderfully useful as it is, Vaseline isn’t the only magical balm out there.

So, if you’re sick of that huge tub of clear gunk, or you just want to try something new, here are some products that you should introduce to your moisturizing routine. And don’t worry, your head, shoulders, knees and toes will still survive through the season.

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‘Too Long; Didn’t Listen’ Ep. 6: ‘Women Aren’t Funny’ With Bonnie McFarlane And Marina Franklin

HuffPost Comedy Editors spend all day looking at funny things on the Internet. Now, they have a podcast. This is, “Too Long; Didn’t Listen.”

In a special sixth edition of “TL;DL,” Katla McGlynn sat down with the very funny Bonnie McFarlane and Marina Franklin ahead of their New York Comedy Festival panel entitled, “Women Aren’t Funny: Debunking The Myth” on Nov. 6 at Caroline’s.

Instead of our usual segments, comedians Bonnie and Marina offered their thoughts on the viral catcalling video and the comedy community’s various responses to it, then moved on to discuss the unfortunate misconception that women aren’t as funny as men.

Listen to Bonnie and Marina talk about their experiences as women, both on the street in NYC and on the stage as comedians in the episode below. Be sure to check out Bonnie’s documentary on the same subject, “Women Aren’t Funny,” and Marina’s all-female podcast, “Friends Like Us,” both on iTunes. Tickets are available for their NYCF panel featuring Blair Breard, Lea DeLaria and Judy Gold here.


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When it comes to the title of “most wedding-friendly animal,” dogs pretty much have it on lockdown. They happily sport wedding attire, graciously carry out ring bearer duties and are all-around awesome at livening up the party (with only a few notable exceptions).

Cats, however, are less keen on the whole wedding thing. Below, we present 11 pieces of photographic evidence of just that:

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