Target Is Bringing Back 20 of Your Favorite Designer Collections: See the List Here

Zac Posen, Isaac Mizrahi, Jason WuHappy anniversary, Target!
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A New Leaf Bringing Flower Show to NYC

Enormous flower garlands hang from Rockefeller Center’s Atlas, the hundreds of blooms — peonies, roses, orchids, carnations and yarrow lilies — cascading from the sculpture’s broad shoulders. At Alamo at Astor Place, 4″ x 4″ square, freeform flat-lays filled with astor, larkspur, wild flowers and grasses, form a counterpoint to Bernard Rosenthal’s Cube, while at the Crosby Street Hotel, Fernando Botero’s Cat has been given a flower mohawk.
The three flower pop-up installations, along with others this week at Plaza de Las Americas, Flatiron Plaza and Flower School New York at 213 West 14th Street, were created for the announcement of New York Flower Week, which will  bow in June 2020. Spearheaded by Leaf founder Moira Breslin, the citywide flower festival with activations such as floral arrangement classes, will be an “opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy the beauty of nature,” said Breslin. “My grandfather had a garden in Northern Ireland with roses and rhododendrons. I remember the smells…”
Lewis Miller of Lewis Miller Design, whose clients include Bergdorf Goodman, CFDA, Estée Lauder, Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera and Tiffany & Co., created the installations for Atlas and the Cube. Miller is known for his Flower Flashes, where using buds left over from events

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Kanye West Bringing His ‘Sunday Service’ to Coachella

Kanye West boosted interest in the traditionally slower second weekend of Coachella by revealing that he will bring his gospel-inspired “Sunday Service” to the festival’s second weekend, with a performance slated for Easter Sunday, April 21, at 9 a.m. West made the announcement at today’s service, which was tweeted by the festival. “We were out in […]



Surprise! Kanye West Is Bringing His Sunday Service to Coachella 2019

Kanye West, TwitterKanye West will make it to Coachella 2019 after all, and this time, he’s making it spiritual.
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Justin Bieber Is Bringing Drew House to Hong Kong

Justin Bieber is bringing his self-described laid-back style to Hong Kong.
The singer, who launched his own clothing label called Drew House in January, is opening the brand’s first pop-up shop in the city’s SoHo district from March 30 to 31 for Art Basel. The store will be designed as an interactive video rental store and will offer 18 unisex styles, including corduroy pieces, bucket hats and basketball shorts. As of Wednesday afternoon, it wasn’t confirmed if Bieber will make an appearance at the pop-up.

A look from Justin Bieber’s Drew House. 

Selling out of its first collection upon launch, Drew House has gained a famous client base, including Bieber’s wife, model Hailey Baldwin, Jaden Smith and Travis Scott, among others.
“As a small, new brand from Los Angeles we just wanted to be accessible to the other side of the world,” said Ryan Good, cofounder of Drew House, in a statement from the brand. “We wanted to serve a place that perhaps wouldn’t normally have first access to something like this. Hong Kong is one of the biggest and most forward-thinking markets for fashion in the world. Once we found this store location it was a done deal. It felt like a home away

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Books of The Times: In This Novel, Bringing a 700-Page Script to the Screen Is a Writer’s White Whale

The narrator of Yannick Haenel’s “Hold Fast Your Crown” is obsessed with finding a director for his movie about Herman Melville.
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The phone-makers bringing buttons back

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How Microsoft's HoloLens 2 is bringing augmented reality to your job

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Bringing to Life the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Only Her Family Knows

Her nephew wrote the new biopic about her, “On the Basis of Sex.” Her grandson has a part. And the justice and her daughter reviewed draft after draft.
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Foxconn Considers Bringing Chinese Workers to Wisconsin as U.S. Labor Market Tightens

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‘NBA 2K19’ on New iPad Pro is Bringing ‘Console Realism to iOS’

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Katie Holmes Is Bringing Sexy Back and More Best Dressed Stars

ESC: Best Dressed, Katie HolmesNow that fall is here, celebrities are turning a new leaf when it comes to their style.
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Source: 76ers bringing Meek Mill to Boston

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Q. & A.: Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: Bringing ‘Giant’ to the Big Screen

Don Graham’s new book tells the story of how the epic starring James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor was made.
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Bringing the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Briefly, to Stage

Mr. Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which began as a personal address to his son, is being adapted for a communal performance at the Apollo Theater.
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Bringing the Sistine Chapel to Life, With the Vatican’s Blessing

An impresario known for his ceremonies at Olympic Games is recreating one of the world’s great masterpieces. Will the spectacle appeal to tourists and Romans?
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Starbucks' Schultz: Blockchain and digital currencies are bringing us into a new age

Starbucks' Schultz: Blockchain and digital currencies are bringing us into a new ageHe does not think Bitcoin will be a currency today or in the future.

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Bringing Up Bates’ Tori Bates Marries Bobby Smith — and the Duggars Attend!

Tori Bates is a married woman!

The 21-year-old Bringing Up Bates star tied the knot with Bobby Smith in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Saturday, PEOPLE can exclusively announce.

The nuptials took place at Calvary Baptist Church, where the happy couple walked down the aisle surrounded by their family and friends — including the entire Duggar family — minus Jinger.

The church was decorated with Christmas trees, which were sourced from the Bates family farm. The trees were mounted in concrete and painted white before being lit in the church. Tori’s mom, Kelly Jo, was instrumental in the decorating.

Tori walked down the aisle to Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years,” which was a break from the family’s conservative choices as they usually tend towards more traditional music choices. Her father, Pastor Gil, took part in the ceremony by officiating the vows. During the ceremony, Bobby got teary-eyed and Tori got the giggles, prompting her to joke that she was “messing it up.”

“This is your day, you’re not messing anything up. I’m proud of both of you,” Gil said.

Bates’ brother Lawson also performed an original song at the ceremony — called “One Plus One” — though in line with the family’s conservative upbringings, there was no dancing or entertainment at the reception — but Bates’ aunt Kay did bake a special lemon blueberry cake.

RELATED VIDEO: Bringing Up Bates Star Lawson Bates Premieres His New Song

Bates’ wedding dress was designed by Renee’s Bridal owner Renee Miller. Miller has designed wedding dresses for Jinger and Joy-Anna Duggar, as well as Joseph Duggar‘s wife Kendra Caldwell.

Bates knew she wanted a sheath-style dress with lace, but it wasn’t until she tried on several dresses — borrowing a few things from each — that Miller was able to design the dress of the bride’s dreams.

Bates and Smith met in 2015 through a mutual friend and officially began courting in November 2016. The relationship was long-distance until Smith graduated from college this year and moved to Tennessee to be closer to Bates.

PEOPLE exclusively announced the couple’s engagement in September: Smith popped the question at a scenic overlook called Wiseman’s View in North Carolina after months of planning. He picked Bates up from school in the morning before traveling to the secret spot — which was covered with rose petals and candles in anticipation of their arrival.

“We’ve been looking forward to this day for so long and it’s finally here — we’re engaged!” the couple told PEOPLE at the time. “The day could not have been more magical, and the moments we shared will never be forgotten.”

“It feels like a dream,” they added. “Our hearts are overflowing with excitement. Thank you for all of your love and support.”

Bringing Up Bates returns Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on UP TV.

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Victoria’s Secret Model Elsa Hosk Is Bringing Pleather Back

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

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Tomas Maier on Bringing His Namesake Brand Into the Future

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Meet The Man Bringing Slam Poetry To The Deaf Community

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Douglas Ridloff started composing poetry in American Sign Language when he was a teenager, after a well-known ASL poet named Peter Cook visited his high school. Fast forward 10 years, and he hadn’t done much in the way of slam poetry apart from a little dabbling. But then a friend of his invited him to an informal gathering of college students, where ASL was used to respond to challenges and prompts.

“I wasn’t interested in the first place,” Ridloff said in an interview with HuffPost. “At that time I only did ASL poetry and storytelling for fun at parties and backyard gatherings. The host who was also my friend dragged me to go to ASL Slam for the first few times, and I was sitting in the back at the bar chatting with other people and watching some performances and attempts on stage.”

Over time, he began joining in when there were gaps in performances. Gradually, he started paying more attention to the host’s approach to the craft, and began incorporating it into his own routine.

“Boom,” Ridloff said. “I found a home.”

That was in 2005, when a now-monthly gathering called ASL Slam was first founded. The show was co-hosted by ASL poets Bob Arnold and Jason Norman at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, where it still takes place today. Only now, Ridloff is the host. 

Ridloff says ASL Slam is mostly composed of performers from the deaf community, including native deaf individuals like himself. This marks a significant change from the program’s early years, when ASL students and others who use sign, but who are not deaf, made up a majority of the participants. 

Attendees are also likely to be people who sign, as Ridloff prefers not to have his work translated into English.

“The beauty is lost,” he said. “Think of music. If a song had its lyrics removed but the melody remains, the mood is still there, but something is lost. Or if the melody is removed but the lyrics remain, sometimes the song no longer makes sense.”

The show has gone on tour to Michigan and Austin, and overseas to France. Earlier this year, ASL Slam visited Cuba, to work closely with members of the deaf community there who are interested in creative expression.

“It was amazing to see how fast they got it and created something fresh for the audience,” Ridloff said. “They are about 50 years behind in sign language literacy. Just like the cars.”

Meanwhile, Ridloff is now performing regularly in New York City, in a medium that he says has benefits and nuances that spoken word poetry does not.

“ASL poets can create a complete poem or story by using one handshape to represent a multitude of concepts,” he said. In ASL, Ridloff explained, a single handshape can mean a different word depending on its placement of movement. The handshape for “rooster,” for example, is the same as the handshape for “car.”

“Maybe you could compare rhyming or alliteration to that concept, but that’s just something not experienced in spoken English,” Ridloff said.

People who sign ― including ASL poets like Ridloff ― also use facial expressions and other “non-manual markers” to communicate the equivalent of volume or inflection. A head tilt, nod or shake will provide tonal context for the words that are signed, marking the difference between a declarative statement and an inquiry. Raised eyebrows indicate questions; lip movements indicate superlatives. 

This, he says, contributes to the “spherical” or nonlinear nature of ASL poetry. “Spoken English can be non-linear too, but what it cannot do is exemplify three, four things at the same time,” Ridoff said.

So, for him, what began as a passing hobby has evolved into its own unique art form.

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Sounds Like Netflix Is Bringing Back ‘Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?’

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? It seems like the answer could soon be Netflix.

Tracking Board, a site dedicated to entertainment industry news, is reporting that the streaming service has ordered 20 episodes of an animated series based on the video game series and children’s game show “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”

We even have a name for who will voice the globetrotting Sandiego: Gina Rodriguez, star of “Jane the Virgin,” is reportedly all aboard. 

The brand has always doubled as an educational tool for young children, and it sounds like Netflix has no interest in moving away from that.

It seems to be part of a larger Netflix push to reboot some of America’s favorite educational children’s shows. In February, for example, Netflix revealed that “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kate McKinnon would be voicing Ms. Frizzle for a reboot of “Magic School Bus.”

The original PBS “Carmen Sandiego” game show ran for five seasons in the early 1990s.

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

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Bringing Poetry to Rikers Island, Where ‘They Can’t Cage Your Mind’

Miles Hodges, a spoken-word performer at the jail, is an ambassador of the New York Public Library, which hired him to help attract millennials.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
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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 Guide to Having a Baby, Guarantee the Sex of Your Baby, The 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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