Ryan Murphy on Bringing His Own Experiences to ‘Pose’ and the Importance of Authenticity

While Ryan Murphy may claim that he has taken a backseat when it comes to showrunning “Pose,” he is not shying away from bringing his own particular experiences to the story of 1980s ballroom culture in the LGBTQ community and the fear surrounding the AIDS epidemic of the time. “I would drive myself to the […]

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‘Black-ish’ Team Talks The Importance of ‘Bringing People Together Through Conversation’

“Black-ish” has never been afraid to go all-in on tough storytelling topics, but in this fourth season alone the show has tackled everything from the details behind the end of slavery that are not often taught in schools, to the deeper meaning behind soul food, to postpartum depression and a diabetes diagnosis. “This year was […]

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Team Talks Bringing a Modern Sensibility to a Period Comedy

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A Group of Refugees Are Bringing a Tapestry of Culinary Delights to New Yorkers: ‘This Is a Way to Connect’

A company based in New York City is recruiting a group of refugees from around the world to help bring their own culinary delights to the Big Apple and beyond.

When Lebanon native Manal Kahi joined her brother, Wissam Kahi, in New York City in 2013 to earn her master’s degree at Columbia University, she soon found herself missing her grandmother’s hummus. Store-bought American hummus couldn’t hold a candle to the homemade stuff from home, so to quell her homesickness, Manal pulled out her grandmother’s recipe and began making it herself.

“I had high standards when it comes to hummus, and I was a bit disappointed with the variety that I found here in grocery stores, I practically called up my grandmother and asked her how to make her hummus,” Manal, 32, tells PEOPLE. “I started making that recipe at home. And everyone around me started raving about it!”

Manal saw that there was a market for this homemade brand of hummus amongst her friends, and it gave her an idea that she mentioned to her brother—they should find a way to sell it.

As the siblings started to think about the idea in 2013, there was a refugee crisis occurring in Lebanon. A quarter of the country’s population was made up of Syrian refugees, totaling some 1.3 million people in a country of just over 4 million.

“You can only imagine the type of issues and hostility that these refugees were facing, amongst many other issues,” Manal says. “There was a little bit of guilt that we felt by not being able to do anything about it. But then there was this opportunity to do something here in the United States.”

The siblings realized that the people who could make hummus that tasted like the one from home were people who had actually come from home.

“That was really it,” Manal says. “We wanted to bring great hummus made by Syrian refugees here.”

With that inspiration, Manal and Wissam, 43, founded Eat Offbeat, a catering company that provides culinary jobs to refugees from Africa, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Nepal and around the world. The company is for-profit, meaning employees pay taxes and “bring something of value to the local economy,” the siblings explain. These refugees-turned-chefs are also introducing New Yorkers to foods they might not easily find, even in such an expansive city.

“We knew there were so many other dishes that, just like hummus, were so much better when they were homemade, when they were made based on a grandmother’s recipe versus an industrial recipe,” Manal says.

Eat Offbeat operated out of spaces provided by WeWork—a company that provides shared office space for startups and entrepreneurs. With the help of the International Rescue Committee—who helps the company identify home cooks who want to be in the food industry—Eat Offbeat has hired about 30 people, with chefs stemming from about 17 different countries. Once a chef is brought on, they have complete freedom to do any dish they choose, and in this freedom, they help to expose new sets of people to dishes from their home countries with a dash of their own spin on it.

“The reaction has been overwhelmingly positive so far. Most of our customers actually come to us, so they hear about either through the media or someone recommends us,” Manal says. “Usually, they come to us because of the mission. They are intrigued by what we do or by the entire story.”

Eat Offbeat is up for a $ 1 million grand prize at WeWork’s Creator Awards Global Finals on Jan. 17. “The Creator Awards is a global initiative that recognizes and rewards companies and individuals across all industries and stages of growth,” Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork, tells PEOPLE. “From Austin to Berlin to Tel Aviv, over 10,000 people attended seven events around the world and WeWork helped support over 150 entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities.”

If they win, Manal says they would use the money to move their kitchen in Long Island City to a storefront in another part of the city so their chefs are more accessible to the public.

“Now, the challenge is to bring it beyond New York, and maybe, even to other countries,” Manal explains. “It’s going to help us invest a little more in tech and make sure we turn into a company that sustains itself even better… and find a new home and keep growing.”

Expanding the business and continuing their mission to give jobs to refugees will hopefully show the country, and the world, the value of displaced peoples.

“This is a way to give people an insight into the culture and the families, and really to connect with people,” Manal says. “Not to necessarily learn about that country and that culture through the eyes of that person, but through their hands and the dish of that person.”


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Nintendo is bringing back the Super Nintendo just in time for the holidays

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This Emotional Wedding Photo Is Bringing The Internet To Tears

Posed wedding photos can certainly be beautiful, but there’s something to be said for the raw, genuine emotion that’s captured in candid shots. 

On April 30, photographer James Day was taking wedding pictures for a couple named Adrian and Roslyn, who tied the knot in Bowral, Australia. He was setting them up for some posed sunset photos when he was struck with a better idea. 

“Just as the light became amazing, I scrapped everything I knew and I walked up to them and said, ‘Guys, stop posing. Just enjoy your first sunset together as husband and wife,’” he recalled in a Facebook post that has since gone viral.

Day then said to the groom, “I have a question for you, but I want you to tell the answer to Roslyn and not me. Out of the billions of people on the planet, you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with Roslyn. Can you tell her why?”

That’s when Adrian whispered his answer in Roslyn’s ear. Tears began streaming down her face. Day, too, began to cry, even without knowing what Adrian had told her. 

“It wasn’t for me to hear,” Day told HuffPost. “I had him whisper it in her ear because it’s for her ears only. I like that they were able to share that moment privately ― well, until it went viral on the internet.” 

“This is what I love to photograph,” he added. “Not the overly posed interactions.”

After the sentimental shot, the newlyweds and their photographer joined together for a group hug.

“A photographer that I look up to named Jesh De Rox once said to me that to move others you have to first be moved yourself. I think this is proof that he is right,” Day said. 

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Spencer Pratt And Heidi Montag Are Bringing A Child Into This Cold, Dark World

We’ll never doubt the power of crystals again. 

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are expecting their first child together after nearly eight years of wedded reality TV bliss. 

The couple, who’ve become a reality TV staple after appearing on the MTV series “The Hills,” announced the news of their growing family on Wednesday in peak Speidi fashion with an Us Weekly cover story

“The look on her face, I can’t even describe it,” Spencer told the magazine about the moment he found out he was going to be a father. “She was literally glowing. I thought she was about to say she made muffins or banana bread.”

“Heidi said, ‘I’m pregnant.’ I was like, ‘Whoa, that’s way more exciting than banana bread!’” he continued. 

Montag has long expressed her desire to have a child, dating as far back as the infamous fake pregnancy storyline early on in “The Hills,” but the two have held off in recent years due to their appearances on a slew of reality TV shows.

“I wanted a baby three years ago. Spencer was a little hesitant. Then one thing after another came up. We had work obligations, like ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ in the U.K., which I did not want to be pregnant for,” Montag explained. “I’m actually really thankful we waited. I thought I was ready in my twenties, but with everything we had going on, it just wouldn’t have been a good situation for us.”

The 30-year-old mother-to-be is three months along, with a due date of October 19. The couple have chosen not to reveal the sex of the child, but both are hoping for a boy. 

“It might never be the perfect time, so we said, let’s move forward,” she added. “We had all these conversations. We’re older, we have more life experience. Nothing is holding us back.”

You know what this means? Montag, her famous frenemy, Lauren Conrad, and Whitney Port are all pregnant at the same time and will likely deliver within months of each other. “The Hills” stars Audrina Patridge and Kristin Cavallari have also both welcomed baby girls in the last two years. 

We’re sure they’re all thrilled by the coincidence.

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5 Days, 5 Ways: Selena Gomez Is Bringing Rexy Back

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How Dream Kardashian Is Bringing Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna Closer

Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna welcomed their newborn daughter into the world on Nov. 10 — and the couple couldn’t be happier!

Early Thursday morning, Chyna, 28, arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a cesarean section. At 9:18 a.m., the expectant mother gave birth to Dream Renée Kardashian, who weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz., according to E! News.

“Rob was so supportive of Chyna. He was encouraging her and being so sweet,” a source tells PEOPLE of the new father, who was in the delivery room at the time of his daughter’s birth alongside grandmothers Kris Jenner and Tokyo Toni. “Everyone was so touched by how emotional he got.”

Although the couple, who got engaged in April, have faced multiple rough patches throughout their almost yearlong relationship — including fights during filming of Rob & Chyna and Chyna kicking Kardashian out of their home — the new addition is bringing joy and happiness to their growing family.

“Rob and Chyna are so happy. They’re in a great place,” the source says, and adds, “The plan is for the baby to come back to Chyna’s — Rob will be there too. He is already in love with his daughter.”

After meeting the littlest addition to the Kardashian family, the new father shared his love for Dream and her mom in a heartfelt Instagram post.

“Today was amazing🙂 I am so lucky!! Thank you @blacchyna for having our baby and being so strong! I love you so much and can’t wait to see her get older day by day with you Chy!” he penned. “I love you and Dream so much and Appreciate both of you. I know everyone saying that’s my twin but that’s def your nose Chy lol.”

Though the first season of their show, which featured Rob taking a paternity test, had its finale on Oct. 16, the couple had the cameras rolling while they welcomed their daughter into the world, a source previously confirmed to PEOPLE. On Thursday, E! confirmed that an hourlong baby special will premiere Dec. 18.


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Bringing Home the Birkin

Bringing Home the Birkin


An insider’s hilarious, whirlwind account of his years spent globe-trotting in search of the holy grail of handbags: the BirkinFor more than twenty years, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, luxury, and wealth. Though the bag is often seen dangling from the arms of celebrities, there is a fabled waiting list of more than two years to buy one from Hermès, and the average fashionista has a better chance of climbing Mount Everest in Prada pumps than of possessing one of these coveted carryalls. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello. Michael’s newfound career started with an impulsive move to Barcelona, a vanished job assignment, no work visa, and an Hermès scarf sold on eBay to generate some quick cash. But soon the resourceful Michael discovered the truth about the waiting list and figured out the secret to getting Hermès to part with one of these precious bags. Millions of dollars worth of Birkins later, Michael had become one of eBay’s most successful entrepreneurs-and a Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women. With down-to-earth wit, Michael chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent, from eBay to Paris auction house and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs. Flirting with danger, Michael recounts the heady rush of hand delivering his first big score to famed songwriter Carole Bayer Sager in Paris; how he had to hire thugs to rescue a bag that one of his “shoppers” held for ransom; and the story of the Oscar-worthy performances that allowed him to snag “reserved” bags from other, less dogged Birkin seekers. Whether he’s relating his wining and dining, buying and selling, dodging and weaving, laughing and crying, or schmoozing and stammering, Michael is a master raconteur who weaves together tales of hunting Birkins in the world’s most posh locales, memories of meals that would make any gastronome salivate, anecdotes of obsessed collectors with insatiable desires, and sweetly intim

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Bringing Your Wedding Inspiration to Life

Being a wedding planner to the stars, I’ve seen it all — from the fun and quirky to the romantic and classic. Most brides and grooms have a million ideas going through their heads as they peruse magazines, blogs and Pinterest for inspiration. But how do you bring all your inspiration to life? Whether you’re turning to a wedding planner, event designer or dabbling in DIY these are some of my favorite tips on how to make sure your personal style is represented at your event:

  • Inspiration Boards — First up: manage all that inspiration! Once you’ve decided on a theme, create a visual “mood board” that represents the look you want. Create a collage of magazine clippings or even a Pinterest board (just remember to set this to private if you’re keeping things under wraps) to share with vendors that demonstrates your general motif. Are there any particular colors, shapes or textures that grab your attention? Add it in!
  • Stationery — Your save the dates and wedding invitations set the tone for your affair so make sure the design aligns with your style. Choose colors, fonts and an overall concept that coordinates with your theme.

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This invitation from my collection for Wedding Paper Divas is perfect for a more formal celebration! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Florals — Flowers can make a huge impact on your aesthetic. From centerpieces to flower crowns and accent pieces, you can choose flowers in certain colors and forms to emulate your vision.

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Going for a springy pastel or watercolor theme? Try a long floral piece at your head table arranging colors from lightest to darkest. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Tablescapes — Guests spend a lot of time at the table, so it’s the perfect place to represent your concept with linens, place cards, menu cards, glassware and more. If budget allows, rental companies can provide table settings that match your taste perfectly — your caterer can help you decide exactly what you need.

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Layered fabrics with vintage dinnerware are excellent for achieving a classically romantic look. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Furniture — Furniture is especially key for venues where you need to bring it all in (a park or vacant loft, for example). For a rustic look, choose farmhouse style or wooden tables. If you’re going modern, try furniture with some metallic accents.

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Metal bar tables like these would work great for a chic cocktail hour. Dim lighting and bold florals add a striking effect. (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Props — Bringing in extra props is a fun way to amp up your event theme. Think statement pieces fountains or antiques. If your space allows, bring in lighting fixtures that match your style. For example, candles give a romantic ambience while large crystal chandeliers add a hint luxury.

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This statement chair covered in succulents and greenery by Mark’s Garden is my absolute favorite! (Photo courtesy of Dennis Kwan Photography)

  • Food and Drink — Don’t stop at décor! Bring your inspiration to life with food and drink. A nautical beach wedding, for example, can serve mini lobster rolls and a maritime martini. Or warm your guests up with some spiced Irish coffee at a winter wonderland soiree.

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Grilled cheese, anyone? Serve ’em up at a country chic wedding for a mellower atmosphere. Guests would savor them an appetizer, late night snack, or even as part of the main event! (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Rose/Getty Images)

Just remember, while it’s valuable to pay attention to the small details of your wedding, the goal is to celebrate your love with those closest to you! So be sure to soak it all in.

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Speaking Truly: Bringing Presence to the Power of Our Word

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What an immense gift we are given in this human power to speak; this wild phenomenon of mind and heart coming together with sound to be voiced!

I’ll never forget the moment when my sweet daughter Arayla, at about 10 months of age uttered her very first word, “kiss.” We were still lying around one morning in bed, having just finished nursing, and as I adoringly kissed her sweet, pink, juicy face all over, with each kiss I planted, I said softly: “kiss… kiss… kiss… kiss… kiss…”

It was just an ordinary moment of divine mother-baby love. And then suddenly she said, distinctly: “KISS!” and I gasped, watching her little eyes open wide in recognition of her newfound power, as she repeated with her high-pitched baby voice: “Kiss, kiss, kiss!” clapping her hands with pride and joy. Oh to witness her little vocal mouth merging with her intelligence, discovering the capacity to let sound become word: what a wondrous thing!

It is an awesome power indeed — how we can use our words to bless, to praise, to pray, to convey our heart’s ponderings, to clarify our thoughts, giving voice to insight and intention. What a treasure: this way we can use our words to tell a brave and tender truth, to teach and explain, to express our perceptions, our yearnings and vulnerability. What a potent capacity we have — to use our words to express our remorse, to name our gratitude and proclaim our love; to extend the grace of forgiveness.

And of course, on the shadow side, what equally powerful and humbling capacity we have to cause real harm with our words. There are the blatant forms of this — when we allow our pain, anger and fear to speak in ways that sever us from our own hearts; the unfortunate power we have to use our words violently in blame and judgment; to wound, to punish, to intentionally cause another being to suffer; or simply in narcissistic sloppiness, how we can quickly make a mean mess with our words.

Recently I stumbled into a dark mood. Agitated by the Summer heat, sleep-deprived and triggered by a few different things not going my way, I became grumpy and impatient, and for a stretch of about 40 minutes, I indulged this grumpiness and lazily let my words extend from it. Unfortunately, during this time, I happened to interact with several different people, including my two children, and watched the power of my energy spreading like a contagious force of dark will. Fortunately I was able to catch it before too much harm had been done, re-center my intention, and apologize sincerely in the different directions I had allowed my irritated energy to flow. But it was a humble reminder of the infectiously toxic ripples we can create with our words.

And there are even more subtle, less conscious ways we can unwittingly cause harm with our words — while speaking from our blind-spots, our own sub-conscious wounding and conditioning; moments when unbeknownst to us, our voices are contributing to the poison of ignorance, subtly perpetuating the disease of war and separation in our world.

I was quite young still — 16 or so — when I began to notice this great range of power to be found in speaking; this innate capacity to bring both beauty and harm with our words; and as though remembering something from my ancient soul reserves of wisdom, I knew I must learn to be vigilant, discriminating and discerning with my words. It was at that point that silence became a precious companion.

I spent a lot of my college years alone — quiet in contemplation, creating art, attending class, studying and writing. The social atmosphere of college life held little interest or resonance for me. Often, in everyday social situations, when I would go to speak, I would find the uncomfortable gap between what my heart knew to be true, what I authentically yearned to share, and my limited confidence and ability to say it. I felt socially awkward (not unlike how I still feel in moments!) in the face of the cultural expectation to exchange words loosely, superficially, disingenuously and casually: “Hey, how are you? Why, just fine thank you, and you?”

After college I lived for 18 months at a remote residential healing school, sequestered in the golden hills of Northern California. It was there I was offered the unusual choice to wear on occasion a small sign around my neck, much like a name tag, with the simple words printed “In Loving Silence.” I wore this sign on specific days when I was authentically called to embody quiet. What a gift this was — the permission to claim my own silence, the speechlessness and utter wordlessness I so often felt, while attending my classes and meals; inhaling and exhaling the colorful bounty of sunrises and sunsets.

Not long after that I met my spiritual teacher Gangaji, and by the grace of her spoken words, so masterfully pointing the heart Home to its Source, I awakened to the truth of my being.

Her words were unlike any I had ever heard: words of utterly profound, mind-stopping truth; words of true teaching. Her words were sublimely given to speaking the unspeakable, somehow telling the un-tellable, inviting direct revelation of the unknowable; holy words pointing to the vast, silence Source, from which all words arise. Her words invoked the realization of what cannot be thought; what is deeper than thought, deeper than knowing and unknowing. Her words somehow illuminated the shining, endless, exquisitely mysterious truth of the matter.

Bless the countless teachers who use their voices in such a way: to inspire, to guide, to clarify, invite and embrace! Bless the words used as skillful swords to slice through the mind’s relentless habits of dichotomy, separation, and defense. Bless the words so generously intended to open, to ignite and beckon awakening; to annihilate illusion and confirm true self-awareness.

Yesterday, retreating at a beloved local hot springs, a place I visit in gratitude for the sacred, natural healing sanctuary it is, I found myself challenged at one point to incorporate the constant presence of human chatter into my space of silent reverie.

Irritated and distracted, I witnessed my own impatient, opinionated human thoughts — wishing everyone would just be quiet, especially in a holy, healing place like this. I thought: if only we could let the incessant need to express our minds just come to rest for a bit, take a blessed pause, be willing to look deeper than social and vocal exchange, so as to open more fully to the infinite treasures waiting for discovery within?

Of course I noticed with ironic humor the sound of my own thoughts, certainly just as loud and annoying as anyone’s chatter, and my impatience thankfully gave way to a deeper truth of inclusion: all the sounds of life can be seen as sacred and precious, when seen from the eyes of the heart. Mindless, social, human chatter is not unlike bird chatter; simply another sound of God speaking to itself.

And yet, I still can’t help but take notice of how often people approach me in this space, wanting something — ranging from sexual energy to simple friendly acknowledgment; various forms of seeking attention. We all want something, don’t we? It’s natural, and really quite innocent. But how often do we turn to mindless chatter and casual conversation, sharing our endless stream of thoughts, either in hopes that it will bring us what we want — attention, connection, intimacy, acknowledgment, entertainment, love — or that it will temporarily distract us from the discomfort of our deeper longings?

What we most deeply want is unspeakable, and cannot be sated by any exchange. Words can certainly serve it, but they will always fall blessedly short.

I invite you, as I invite myself, just as an experiment: to try speaking only what must be said, and leave the rest behind. I invite you as I invite myself to hold the word as a sacred power we have: to heal, to inform and transform, invoke and invite, as well as to harm, to wound, to delude and to sever.

What are we contributing to today, with the words we choose to share? What are we hoping to get from what we say? Attention? Agreement? Collusion? Connection? Are we contributing to love, or to fear with our chosen words? To truth, or to suffering?

Speak less, and see what arises. Speak from presence, and see what this feels like in your heart and body. Speak only what is true for you to speak, and see what space this opens for yourself and the ones with whom you share your words.

It is only a short while we are given with these minds and hearts and voices unified in these particular, individual forms.

What will you say? How will you use the gift? How will you voice your heart, your seeing, your perception, your questions, insights and revelations? How will you bless us with what you choose to speak, and equally so by allowing us to receive the delicious, silent spaces in between?

I can hardly wait to hear.

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New York City Is Bringing Out the Best in Jennifer Lawrence’s Style

Jennifer Lawrence has recently been spending a lot of time in New York City searching for an apartment. We can’t confirm for sure, but if past evidence proves anything—as in the case of Vanessa Hudgens and Taylor Swift—this city does great things for your wardrobe. See how it’s enhanced Lawrence’s style so far.

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The actress was snapped en route to The Hunger Games exhibit opening sporting an Antonio Berardi scallop-hem white minidress and strappy nude sandals. She accessorized with lustworthy Tom Ford cat-eye sunglasses and a Roger Vivier bag.

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Lawrence was photographed this past weekend absolutely killing it in a Michael Michael Kors Collection black pencil skirt and matching crop top. Finishing the look with strappy heels, she’s the very definition of fierce with a capital F.

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She’s toying with paparazzi in this shot, but don’t let the goofy face distract you. Lawrence’s Wilfred Free Rosa dress and black booties make for the perfect dinner-with-friends outfit. More about her awesome Victoria’s Secret model-like waves over on Lipstick.

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Lest you think only her dress-up style has gotten better, here’s the star making her way into a Tribeca hotel. She’s exudes casual-cool confidence in Rag & Bone cutoff shorts and a slouchy gray T-shirt, plus Gianvitto Rossi black sandals. A wide-brim hat and an Elizabeth & James bag completed her stylish off-duty look.

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On the surface, this looks like a run-of-the-mill jeans and T-shirt outfit, but Lawrence knocks it out of the park with her interesting styling choices. She goes with espadrille flats instead of the standard ballet slipper and a Kenneth Cole black-and-white bucket bag. Other details like the fact that her T-shirt has a cool hemline up the ante on her chill look.

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Bringing Sundance Home

Bringing Sundance Home


BRINGING SUNDANCE HOME Like most children I was fascinated with Cowboys. Roy Rogers, Whip Wilson, Gene Autry and the like, were great for my young soul. I was decked out with a Cowboy hat, chaps and boots: riding on a broom stick for a horse with my pearl handled cap pistol blazing away. At what age I don’t remember but, I was told stories of my Great Grandfather who supposedly rode with and was, an actual Outlaw himself. (Using a term of today, that just blew me away). I had my very own outlaw relative. holy smoke! As several years past, un-like most kids my age that picked up the more modern heroes like Superman, Batman and Robin and all the rest of the Comic Book heroes; I clung to being a cowboy type. It suited me then and it more than suits me now.I of course, don’t necessarily walk around with my holster and Colt 45 strapped to my hip, nor do I go around itching for a gun fight because someone cut me off in traffic but, riding my horse across the open plains or along the mountain side with the wind in my face and the scent of nature all around; well, the good Lord does bless us in so many wonderful ways. The fact is I always wanted to be a Cowboy. About a million years past by but, I always had in the back of my mind to some day, pretty soon, one day, I’m going to get to it: I’d do some research and see what I could find out about my Great Grandfather. In 2004 I finally could take it no longer and started a search for him and all that pertained to him. no matter what I might find, I wanted to know all there was to know about my personal relative, the outlaw. The world is filled with facts: death, taxes, sunrise, billions of stars but more appropriately, love for your family, your children and grandchildren. These facts cannot be refuted. I will offer to you a new fact. Is it earth shattering, will the world become peaceful no, but, it is a history changing fact and one that has impacted me and my family forever. Fact my Gre.

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Ramadan Reflection Day #6: Bringing Life Back Into Our Work/Life Balance

Imam Khalid Latif is blogging his reflections during the month of Ramadan for the fourth year in a row, featured daily on HuffPost Religion. For a complete record of his previous posts, visit his author page, and to follow along with the rest of his reflections, sign up for an author email alert above, visit his Facebook page or follow him on Twitter.

Today is the fourth of July, America’s Independence Day. Many of my community members have been trying to figure out how amidst the World Cup, Fireworks, BBQs, Suhoors at IHop, Iftar with friends, and taraweeh, they are going to use the free time that comes with the holiday. A constant thought that surfaced in many discussions last night: “It’s so nice to pray without the anxiety of knowing that I have to go to work tomorrow.”

The real world and the responsibilities it brings can get pretty heavy at times. We get pulled day to day by a monotony of distractions that give us a semblance of relief but usually are the cause of most of our tension. Chasing after the material world and everything it seems to offer can get heavy at times. A breather is both deserved and necessary for all of us. Those moments of taking a step back and making time for ourselves are crucial.

As much as I love my job, it has me on my feet a lot. The last couple of years has gotten better only because I’ve been deliberate in making time for myself and changing how I do things. Getting to that point necessitated me realizing how my individual growth was being stunted by an absence of self-care. A step deeper helped me understand that if I wasn’t growing, the people around me who count on me to keep moving forward wouldn’t be getting what they deserve from me.

We host iftars every night at our Islamic Center at New York University and have been doing so for about 15 years now. Five years ago when we were renting space in the basement of St. Joseph’s Church on 6th Avenue a few blocks away from Washington Square Park, I was regularly working all day and all night and taking no breaks or advantage of any opportunity for outlets. In those years I found myself getting sick quite often, my mood was highly irritable, and in that Ramadan in particular I lost more than 20 pounds. Towards the end of the month, I was losing more than a pound a day. It didn’t really make any sense why that was happening.

Even though I don’t probably do what most people do for a living, I was making the same mistakes that many people make in regards to how they prioritize their careers over themselves. I was so driven at “succeeding” at my work that I was willing to give up anything I needed to for it. Aside from my physical health being impacted by lack of sleep, I stopped exercising regularly, ate very poorly when I actually ate at all, and complicated the situation even moreso by not building any deep relationships or friendships. I didn’t see my family as much as I could have or should have and let myself be driven towards anxiety and stress that I could easily have stepped away from had I took a step back and saw what the issues were actually rooted in. I wasn’t married and didn’t have a child at that time, but in retrospect had I had either, I probably would have been very neglectful of them. The worst part was I could justify it all because I was doing “good” work. Again, it made no sense.

True richness is not having many possessions. Rather, true richness is having a richness of the soul.” ~ The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

What really makes like fulfilling? What gives us real contentment and not fleeting moments of satisfaction? As much as we want to keep moving forward, we sometimes need to take a step backwards to truly understand where it is that we are going and how to relates to where it is we’d like to be. By no means am I saying to give up on hopes and dreams or to stop being inspired towards any sense of aspiration. But really think about what it is you are giving up in order to “succeed.” I could introduce you to 20 different people from my community right now who would tell you that they wouldn’t give up the prayer that they prayed in the late hours of last night, free of stress and anxiety and aware only of the One they stood in front of, for any amount of wealth or material possession. Even if every night can’t be like that, definitely more than what we are letting be at this point could be like that. It’s for us to decide what we prioritize.
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Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys: An essential guide to bringing up happy, healthy boys in today’s world

Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys: An essential guide to bringing up happy, healthy boys in today’s world


He may push you away and claim that you embarrass him but your adolescent son needs your guidance and discipline now more than ever. The Everything Guide to Raising Adolescent Boys will help you make sense of your changing role as your son morphs from cuddly, loveable rascal to surly, untouchable teenager.This essential guide shows you what to expect from your maturing son and how to handle typical adolescent growing pains, including:Sex and datingDrug and alcohol abuseAcademic issuesMoney and responsibilityUnderstand the challenges your son faces and equip him with the tools he needs to become a confident, independent teenager. With your help, your son won’t just survive-he’ll thrive!Robin Elise Weiss, LCCE, is a mother of seven children and author of The About.com Guide to Having a Baby, Guarantee the Sex of Your Baby, The About.com Guide to Baby Care, The Everything New Mother’s First Year, The EverythingPregnancy Fitness Book, and The Everything Getting Pregnant Book. She has lectured on pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, and related topics to doctors, midwives, nurses, childbirth educators, doulas (professional pregnancy/labor coaches). She has written for numerous publications including Newsweek, Working Mother, the New York Times, Yahoo Internet Life, and American Baby. She lives in Kentucky.Technical Reviewer: Mary E. Muscari, Ph.D., R.N., is a specialist in child health, mental health, and forensics. She has more than thirty years of experience working with children and teens. She has written or coauthored more than 100 publications, including Not My Kid: 21 Steps to Raising a Nonviolent Child, Not My Kid 2: Protecting Your Children from the 21 Threats of the 21st Century, and Let Kids be Kids: Rescuing Childhood. She lives in Hawley, PA.

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