Struggling Kings fire 2nd-year coach Stevens

John Stevens became the first NHL coach to lose his job this season, as the Los Angeles Kings fired Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur after a slow start. Willie Desjardins replaces Stevens.
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‘I’m also struggling every day’: An NFL player on the loss of his sister

Devastated by the suicide of his older sister earlier this year, 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas opens up about his loss — and shares his newfound dedication to fighting America’s mental health crisis.
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Books of The Times: Struggling to Love, Work and Do the Right Thing in Putin’s Russia

In Keith Gessen’s new novel, “A Terrible Country,” a man in New York returns to his hometown of Moscow to care for his grandmother and gets entangled with political activists.
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Billie Lourd Remembers Carrie Fisher While ‘Sending All My Love’ to Those Struggling on Mother’s Day

Billie Lourd has an uplifting message for anybody out there who’s lost their mother: You’re not alone.

On the second Mother’s Day since her mom Carrie Fisher died, the 25-year-old reached out to anybody “having a less than perfect Mother’s Day today.”

“We are not alone. Sending all my love and strength to anyone who needs it. 🙏🏼,” Lourd continued, sharing her message alongside a loving snapshot of her and Fisher.

In the photo, the American Horror Story: Cult actress sits beside her mother on a tiny chair, while Fisher wraps her arms around her daughter.

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Fisher was flying from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23, 2016, when she went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics removed her from the flight and rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she was treated for a heart attack. She died in the hospital four days later.

Before her mother’s death, both mother and daughter were able to work together on Fisher’s last film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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RELATED: Billie Lourd Honors Mom Carrie Fisher on Emotional Trip One Year After Her Death

Commemorating the one-year anniversary of her mother’s death last December, Lourd and her father, Bryan Lourd, took a special trip to see the northern lights in Norway.

“My momby had an otherworldly obsession with the northern lights, but I never got to see them with her,” Lourd wrote next to two pictures showing green flashes lighting up the sky. “We journeyed to northern Norway to see if we might ‘see the heavens lift up her dark skirts and flash her dazzling privates across unworthy irises.’ And she did.”

“I love you times infinity,” she concluded.


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Mitchell supports struggling ROY rival Simmons

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell offered a supportive perspective when asked about Ben Simmons’ one-point, five-turnover performance in the 76ers’ Game 2 loss to the Celtics on Thursday. “Every player has that night,” Mitchell said.
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Dynamo says he is struggling to shuffle cards

Superstar magician Dynamo has admitted he is sometimes in too much pain to shuffle cards as he opened up about his health problems.
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Iskra Lawrence Talks Instagram Fame, Struggling With Eating Disorders at FIT Symposium

Inclusivity, the power of social media fame, the prevalence of eating disorders among models and how they can transcend size were among the issues discussed Friday at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The Model Alliance’s Sara Ziff led the talk with Iskra Lawrence, Lauren Chan and JAG Models’ Gary Dakin, which was part of The Museum at FIT’s “Fashion and Physique” symposium.
Lawrence described an experience when she was 13, being backstage at a fashion show “buck naked” and unable to fit into any of the garments. After telling a stylist what was wrong, she said he told her, “Well, you’re too fat then,” despite the fact that she wore a size 4 to 6. That experience triggered her disordered eating for five or six years, Lawrence said.
Now an internationally known large-size model with four million followers on Instagram, Lawrence said she believes aspiration “should not be a look but a feeling, if that’s confidence, empowerment, even if it’s sexiness, whatever that might be.” To that end, she decided to share only untouched photos and to talk about her relationship with her body, “to show that even as a model or someone in the media, we all have the same feelings of

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Struggling Celtics may tweak lineup after ASG

The Celtics are playing perhaps their worst basketball of the season, and after losing their third straight game on Wednesday, coach Brad Stevens said the team might consider shuffling the lineup when it returns from the All-Star break.
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One-week, one-month and one-year fixes for NHL’s struggling teams

Some teams at the bottom of the standings are already turning to the future, and others are looking for measures that will get them back in the playoff race. Here are the smart short- and long-term fixes for eight struggling clubs.
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At 40, and still struggling to read, Brent Sopel opens up

Fans saw Brent Sopel as a journeyman defenseman with shaggy hair and a wide smile that was often minus a few teeth. But he was quietly struggling with a learning disorder and alcoholism. The former Blackhawk found solace in helping others with dyslexia.
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Teva’s New CEO Starts Turnaround Plan at Struggling Drugmaker

Teva Pharmaceutical’s new CEO is shuffling leadership ranks and combining generic and specialty businesses as he embarks on a turnaround plan.
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What to Watch: Men’s Wear Holds Its Own in Struggling Environment

Historically in men’s wear, the highs are never as high and the lows are never as low as the more-volatile women’s market. That’s been the case this year as well even as men’s manufacturers and retailers struggle to navigate through the same rocky roads affecting the entire fashion world.
As department and large specialty stores battle the big online players, close stores and revamp their mixes, men’s wear isn’t immune to the downturn. But thanks to some must-have fashion pieces coupled with innovative in-store strategies, the second half looks promising for the men’s market.
Tailored Brands, the largest public men’s wear-only retailer with more than 1,500 stores, reported that business stabilized in the first quarter when net earnings increased. Last year, the company, which is still digesting the Jos. A. Bank acquisition from three years ago, closed more than 200 stores as it adjusted its portfolio to better address consumer demand. So while sales were down at its divisions, which include Men’s Wearhouse in the U.S. and Moores in Canada, the company did point to its growing custom business as an area of strength. “Custom is a big growth opportunity for us,” chief executive officer Doug Ewert said in June.
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So Long, Hamburger Helper: America’s Venerable Food Brands Are Struggling

The packaged-food industry is being hammered on both ends of the consumer spectrum, losing out to fresher items with fewer processed ingredients as well as inexpensive store labels. As brands such as Hamburger Helper and Chef Boyardee suffer, companies are trying to adapt faster.
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Radio 1: Why is the station struggling to find new DJs?

Why it’s “getting harder” to find new presenting talent on the BBC radio station.
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Struggling Relativity Media Lays Off More Staffers (EXCLUSIVE)

Relativity Media has laid off roughly a half dozen employees, Variety has learned. They are primarily administrative and lower-level staffers, some of whom are involved in financial operations, according to two individuals with knowledge of the situation. Staff was notified that the cuts were happening this week. The studio has roughly 30 staffers on its payroll…. Read more »

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U.S. families struggling with teens’ phone addiction: report

Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeling pressured to respond immediately to messages, a survey released on Tuesday found. The majority of parents concurred, with 59 percent of those with children between ages 12 and 18 saying their kids cannot give up their phones, according to a poll of 1,240 parents and children by Common Sense Media. The findings from the nonprofit group, which focuses on the effects of media and technology on children, highlighted the tension such close ties to devices can cause, with it disrupting driving, homework and other time together.

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