We need to learn how to relax, without guilt

Being busy all the time is part of the way we live. But, whether gardening, reading or spacing out on the sofa, taking time to rest is just as important Im not very good at resting. When I told friends that after writing books covering emotions, time perception and the psychology of money I had started writing one on rest, their first reaction was usually, But youre always working. You never rest! More generally, if someone asks me how things are going, my stock answer is, Fine, busy, too busy really. But while this claim feels true of my life, how much is it also a claim to status? If you say you are busy, then it implies youre important, …

Greta Thunberg says school strikes have achieved nothing

Activist says 4% greenhouse gas emissions rise since 2015 shows action is insufficient The global wave of school strikes for the climate over the past year has achieved nothing because greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise, Greta Thunberg has told activists at UN climate talks in Madrid. Thousands of young people were expected to gather at the UN climate conference and in the streets of the Spanish capital on Friday to protest against the lack of progress in tackling the climate emergency, as officials from more than 190 countries wrangled over the niceties of wording in documents related to the Paris accord. In the four years since the solo protest in Sweden in 2017 has since snowballed into a …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Many, Many Limbs | Betches

There are so many different kinds of Photoshop abuse. We show you a lot of celebrities’ photoshoots gone wrong, and occasionally Come on children! What’s wrong with this picture? Whoever edited these photos seems to use the same ~*dangerous*~ editing method over and over: do whatever first and clean up later. And if you don’t pay attention to detail, it’s risky. Because: So, I consider myself an expert on Reese’s work, mostly because I’ve seen Legally Blonde probably 50 times. And guys, I have to tell you, I always thought she had two legs? Vanity Fair then attempted to defend themselves, saying that what we’re seeing is actually just the lining of Reese’s dress. While we would have loved the exclusive on …

He made a fortune from his trademarked Bikram yoga, but now his empire is in tatters

A new documentary chronicles Bikram Choudhurys downfall after allegations of rape and sexual assault Like many communities, yoga is grappling with its own #MeToo reckoning. Theres the issue of abuses of power and violence. But has there been a bigger fall from grace than that of Bikram Choudhury? From his base in Los Angeles, Choudhury made a fortune from a trademarked yoga routine, only to have his empire in tatters following multiple civil suits and allegations of rape and sexual assault. And in common with the stories of the girls in the Jeffrey Epstein case, there is also the depressing state of the Californian legal system that is not fleet-footed or motivated enough to bring sexual predators to justice. The …

Dakota Johnsons Awkward Interview Is Just More Evidence That Ellen Is Kinda Sh*tty | Betches

Since her talk show premiered in 2003, Ellen DeGeneres has cultivated an image as America’s fun aunt, playing pranks on celebrities and making adorable children go viral. It seems like everyone loves Ellen, but her reputation in the entertainment is actually a lot more complicated than that. Over the years, there have been many stories and rumors about her behavior when the cameras aren’t rolling—more on that in a minute. But first, let’s get to a viral moment from Ellen last week that has made my messy bitch side come alive. Enter, Dakota Johnson. Last Wednesday, Dakota went on Ellen’s show, and one of the most awkward television interviews ever began when Ellen brought up Dakota’s recent 30th birthday. Ellen said she wasn’t …

Tom Hanks Reacts To Some Of The Nicest Tweets, And Its What The World Needs Right Now

It can be fun to listen to Jimmy Kimmel’s “mean tweets” series in which celebrities read insults directed at them, often humorously disarming the people who make them in the process. But there’s no twist, sarcasm or clap back here. Hanks even gets emotional himself about some of the wholesome posts, and his earnestness is sure to give you the warm fuzzies too. codybondarchuk chebaiman itsalexreiley mielebeep Image credits: Image credits: Searching his name on Twitter will bring up stories of his gratitude and respect towards the journalists and film staff he’s worked with, as well as his willingness to help out complete strangers. Here’s what commenters thought about the wholesome video We hope this video inspires you to pass …

Professional German Artist Creates Incredible 3D Drawings On Simple Flat Surfaces (30 Pics)

He does many types of drawings, one that stands out the most is the 3D illusion art he makes. They are the most popular among his work and look absolutely incredible and realistic. #3 #4 On his channel, Stefan does many other things. He creates time-lapses of his 3D drawings and other paintings, he does tutorials with pencils, oil paints to teach his viewers how to draw and also films speed painting videos. He shows you how you can bring portraits to life, starting from a blank piece of paper and ending up with a masterpiece. Stefan also shares some tips and tricks he has learned over the years he’s been creating art. #7 #8 Stefan wants to teach younger …

After another K-pop death, spotlight turns to difficulties faced by industry’s ‘perfect’ stars

Seoul, South Korea (CNN)In an industry where stars face immense pressure to portray themselves as the immaculate image of happiness, K-pop duo Goo Hara and Sulli appeared to be different. Women in South Korea have had some success fighting for equality in what is a deeply patriarchal and male-dominated society, but they still face serious challenges unique to the country. South Korea ranks well below the global average on the 2018 Global Gender Gap Report, with major disparities in terms of wage equality and earned income for women. Some say the fight is even more pronounced in K-pop. Yet despite working in an industry that pressures women to be perfect, Goo and Sulli tried to break the mold. When South …

Start your Monday smart: NATO, impeachment, climate, gun rights, Advent, Cyber Monday

(CNN)Here’s what you need to know toStart Your Week Smart. TODAY How art has saved Rosa Parks’ home • Holiday movies shift into overdrive. With Turkey Day in the books, attention shifts to Christmas and all its schmaltzy films. Hallmark alone is debuting 40 new holiday movies this year. Here are some picks from our friends at CNN Entertainment. And you can take your binge-watching to a whole new level of sappy with our holiday movie bingo cards.  How did ‘Cyber Monday’ begin? • SCOTUS hears arguments in a key gun case. Justices are expected to pitch their questions about a New York City law that regulates where licensed handgun owners can take a locked and unloaded handgun. It’s the first time …

Jennifer Hudson: ‘How do you be a cat? I sat with that for ever’

The Cats star was the only choice to sing Memory in the new film. She talks about lucky breaks, her 26 siblings and the family tragedy that haunts her Tfor Cats was truly the gift of the summer, one which many of us have struggled to scrub from our minds. In Jennifer Hudson plays Grizabella, the shabby outcast Cat who stops the show with her rendition of Memory, alongside a cast that plays like the kind of dream you have when youve eaten too much cheese before bed: Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and Idris Elba, all dancing around with digitised facial prosthetics against a not-to-scale, oldtimey London, the most disturbing aspect of which is not even …

How Dolly Parton’s ‘cheap’ signature look conquered fashion

The 73-year-old country singer has won over a new generation of fans and plans to capitalise on it With catchphrases including it costs a lot of money to look this cheap and if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain, Dolly Parton was a master of the sassy quote long before Instagram made such quips internet catnip. Little wonder, then, that the 73-year-old star is finding a new fanbase in the social media generation, inspiring a raft of fashion collections, TV shows and podcasts. This week Shrimps a label known for bubblegum-coloured faux fur coats worn by celebrities such as Alexa Chung launched its latest collection, for which Dolly was a key reference. Featuring rodeo prints, …

‘I got Caitlyn Jenner on to I’m A Celebrity’

“I wanted to put an American forward for it and someone who was really well known.” When she spoke to Caitlyn about going into the jungle, her response was: “Are you kidding me? I’d love to do it. It would be a break from social media.” Image copyright Natasha Hill Image caption Natasha started off as a receptionist, working her way up through various talent agencies Shelf Life To be a talent agent, Natasha agrees you need to be feisty, ambitious and ruthless (“but in a good way”) – and says she’s never nasty. She says she’s always upfront and honest with her clients about the potential shelf life of their time in the public eye. “I’m not going to …

An MMA fighter stood up for a bullied Oklahoma boy. Then the stars aligned

Justin Wren saw a younger version of himself when he came across a viral video of a 12-year-old getting attacked in school and has seized on a chance to change the culture Rayden Overbay winced and arched his back as the boy unloaded punches on him. He stumbled backward against the bathroom stalls looking for some escape, but there were attackers on every side. And behind them onlookers, half a dozen at least, some of them holding up cell phones fixed on an autistic, partially deaf 12-year-old getting the beating of his life. Rayden went home that day with a black eye, a busted lip, a bloody nose and a concussion. Less than 24 hours later, professional mixed martial artist …

Hailey Bieber Is ‘Too Tired’ To Throw A Party, And Girl, Same | Betches

If there is one adjective I’d use to describe all of us, as a collective species, in 2019, it would be tired. No matter if you’re rich, poor, conservative, liberal, male, female, we can all agree that we are just exhausted—physically, emotionally, spiritually. Show me someone who can’t relate to one of those “I haven’t had a good night’s sleep since 2008 memes” and I’ll show you either a speed addict or a liar. Even celebrities are tired, apparently! That’s evidenced by the fact that Hailey Baldwin Bieber (gotta get used to that), who just turned 23 today, revealed in an interview with E! News reported on Mrs. Bieber’s initial party plans in an article called “Hailey Bieber Is ‘Too Tired’ …

Katie Price declared bankrupt at High Court

Price, who lives in West Sussex, found fame in the 1990s as a glamour model under the name Jordan and was once said to be worth more than £40m. The life and times of Katie Price Image caption Price called for online abuse to be made a criminal offence after her son Harvey suffered “horrific” bullying Price was crowned the winner of Celebrity Big Brother in 2015, and she has been praised for her work as an anti-bullying campaigner, which began when her son Harvey was targeted for his disabilities. But it has been a difficult couple of years for the star. She went into rehabilitation last year to tackle drug and alcohol abuse, and earlier this year was convicted …

Taiwanese-Canadian actor Godfrey Gao dies filming reality TV show

(CNN)Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao has died, his agency said Wednesday. He was 35. In a statement, the producers of Zhejiang Television show “Chase Me” — which pits celebrities against regular contestants in a variety of physical challenges — said Gao, who also went by the name Gao Yixiang, “suddenly fell down to the ground while running, medical staff treated him on the spot, he was then rushed to hospital for treatment.” “We feel extremely distressed and extremely sad,” the statement said, adding producers were contacting Gao’s family “to properly handle the aftermath.” Born in Taiwan, Gao achieved success in Greater China and beyond. He was the first Asian man to model for fashion brand Louis Vuitton and starred …