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Michelle Obama expertly blasts Trump without even mentioning his name

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Former first lady Michelle Obama was back on stage doing what she’s known to do: talking about childhood obesity and making Americans healthier. But this talk had some bite to it.

Naturally, the recent decision by Donald Trump’s administration to not push forward with federal rules to make school lunches healthier — something Obama championed for hard with her “Let’s Move” initiative during her eight years in the White House — was brought up.

Obama had some tough words at the Partnership for Healthier America Summit in Washington, D.C. Friday. Without mentioning Trump by name or singling out the U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue who announced his plan to “make school lunches great again” earlier this month, Obama made her very clear what she thought of the president and his administration’s move. Read more…

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Police chopper warns paddleboarders they’re surrounded by 15 sharks

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New footage shot near Capistrano Beach from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department adds to the evidence that Southern California has a really bad shark problem this year. 

“You are paddleboarding next to approximately 15 great white sharks,” Deputy Brian Stockbridge announced  from the helicopter to the beachgoers below.

Thankfully, the sharks were relatively small and were not acting aggressively, so the area beaches were not closed but put under shark advisory instead, the Orange County Register reports

“We haven’t had any reports of anyone being bumped or charged, just observations of them either swimming or breaching,” OC Lifeguards Chief Jason Young told the Register. Read more…

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Karl Lagerfeld Is Selling a Choupette Plushie for $545

Anyone who follows Karl Lagerfeld’s glamorous life knows how much he loves his cat Choupette. (Next to Chanel and photography, of course.) The furry pet even has an Instagram account with over 98,000 followers and a Shu Uemura collab. If you’ve always wanted your own Choupette, Karl will start selling plush versions of his cat. According to […]

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Anne Curtis Gets a Huge Shoutout from ‘Vogue’

Time to update your ‘gram game as Anne Curtis gets a feature on Vogue.com. Entitled “It’s Showtime for Anne Curtis, the Filipino-Aussie Actress with Effortless Style,” the feature gives praise to Anne’s choice in clothing and how she mixes it up on Instagram. Just like a postcard. The Amalfi Coast is gorgeous. 🇮🇹 Finally, I […]

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All dads should carry around their daughter’s fugly doll, like this tough guy

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It sucks when dads are praised as heroes for doing the stuff mums do every day. 

So instead of saying “look at this incredible dad, actually loving his kids like some kind of saint,” we’ll simply suggest that the actions of Indiana man Keenan Watkins be the new norm. 

When Watkin’s 10-year-old daughter, Aayla, asked her dad to carry around her precious (and anatomically accurate, therefore fugly) ’80s baby doll all day, he obliged. Only later realizing the gravity of what he’d promised. But it was too late to back out. He’s a dad who keeps his promises, without compromise.

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Lightning strike leaves a surprise for an unsuspecting motorist

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Thanks to the rise of cheap and reliable dashcams, the internet is filled with random occurrences people have witnessed behind the wheel.

While we’ve seen plenty of meteor strikes, instant justice delivered to bad drivers, and even plane crashes, this clip of a bolt of lighting hitting a bird and whacking it right out of the sky is one for the weird record books.  Read more…

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Meet Ruba Abu-Nimah: The First Female Creative Director of ‘Elle’

Elle US recently welcomed their first female creative director Ruba Abu-Nimah. This comes after Alex Gonzalez stepped down from the publication last March. “We’re thrilled to have the first female creative director, but that’s not why we are hiring her,” said editor-in-chief Robbie Myers. “Her work speaks for itself.” Before taking on the position on May 15, […]

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The Cutout Trend Gives New Meaning to ‘Showing Skin’

I thought I was imagining it when more and more people started wearing cutout sweaters. Apparently, the trend started gaining traction last year. (See: Balenciaga and Sonia Rykiel) And who could blame the people that started wearing them? It’s an appealing piece for any age group and it’s a great trick to show skin without […]

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Kate Spade to Receive Nothing from Brand’s Recent Sale

As the label Kate Spade pursues one of its most lucrative endeavors yet, designer Kate Spade will receive nothing from the brand’s $2.4 billion dollar sale to Coach. Kate and her husband opted out of the brand years ago. Lesson here: There is such a thing as cashing your chips too early. New York-based Coach […]

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Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon mapped out to perfection by cyclist

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GPS drawings have been a relatively uh, genital-heavy affair so far.

So it’s nice to see the not-so-crude efforts of cyclist Andrew Collins from Canberra, Australia, who sketched out the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars with the Strava app, especially for May the Fourth.

Collins told the Canberra Times that he originally wanted to map out the Death Star, but noticed the roads around Capital Hill in Canberra are circular — perfect for the rounded edges of the famed spaceship.

“I saw the goat that someone had drawn on Strava in Perth a couple of months ago and thought ‘something needs to be done in Canberra,'” he told the news outlet.  Read more…

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Mother duck and her chicks dodge cars in a nail-biting highway mission

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Catching animals *actually* crossing the road isn’t something you see much in highly-urbanised cities. Except maybe Australian cities, where the country’s wildlife often pop into people’s homes and out of their vehicles

But rather than dealing with snakes or spiders, motorists on a busy highway in Sydney on Sunday had to contend with a group of ducks crossing the road. And as a video shared by 7 News shows, it was a heart-stopping thriller.

Look out, ducks! 

While some cars screamed past the mother duck and her babies, narrowly avoiding them, other drivers were kind enough to slow down as the ducks made their way across the road. Read more…

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Get Peachy With This Season’s Fruit Trend

Spring/summer trends are always linked to florals and tropical prints. That’s something that people like Miranda Priestly would’ve rolled her eyes at—if she were a real person that is. Runways, however, gave us a fun trend to play with: “tutti frutti.” If you’ve been paying close attention, pieces from Dolce & Gabbana, Altuzarra, and Charlotte Olympia’s […]

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Free Comic Book Day is now a geek family affair and here’s the proof

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Zounds! ‘Tis Free Comic Book Day, when younglings and olds alike descend upon their local comic book merchants in search of the only nourishment that will slake their savage geek thirst: MOAR COMIC BOOKS. 

But despite the feeding frenzy focused on the wonder secreted in the pages of these paper treasures, Free Comic Book Day is actually a sweet moment for many families when friends and family get to unapologetically share their collective guilty pleasure. 

No, this isn’t the day to haggle over a rare issue of an obscure superhero series, or eye the comic book shop owner suspiciously as she darts into the back room where they keep “the good stuff.”  Read more…

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Anna Wintour Finishes Her Week By Being Named Dame

Capping the week that started with the much-talked about MET Gala, Anna Wintour, arbiter of style, fashion, and fame across the globe, was named Dame by the Queen of England. Congratulations to our EIC Anna Wintour on being named a Dame Commander of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace today for her contributions to journalism […]

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‘American Idol’ is back from the dead, fulfilling the Ryan Seacrest prophecy

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*Cue theme music* Thisss … is a day Ryan Seacrest knew would come.

It was just over a year ago when the American Idol host, signing off the “final” (ahem) episode of the show after a 15-season run on Fox, said: “And one more time — this is so tough — we say to you from Hollywood, goodnight America.” Then he added cryptically, “for now.”

Well it looks like “for now” is over.

Thirteen months after Seacrest’s sign off, ABC has a deal in principle with producer FremantleMedia to bring back American Idol, Mashable has confirmedIdol could return as soon as March for a Sunday night slot, according to Variety, which first reported the revival deal on Friday afternoon. Read more…

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Kaia Gerber Revealed as New Ambassador of Local Denim Line

#TeamPenshoppe just added a new member: Kaia Gerber. The fifteen-year-old IMG model and daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford features in the video for the local brand’s latest collection. In the video, Kaia could be seen in an LA warehouse flaunting the newest items from Penshoppe’s new Denimlab line. These pieces are currently available in all […]

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