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8 Diamond Alternatives For Engagement Rings Betches

Yay, engagement season is upon us. Break out the wine and self-loathing and prepare to see no less than 10 engagements on your combined social media channels. If you’re the one getting engaged and are dropping hints left and right for your idiot partner to pick up, it may be time to explore options outside the normal engagement ring, i.e. not necessarily a diamond. Don’t @ me—if a sapphire ring is good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for you. Let’s explore some diamond alternatives, shall we? 2. Sapphires…

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Artists honor late Stan Lee with stunning Marvel-inspired portraits

Image: bob al-greene / mashable The death of Stan Lee, age 95, has been felt by many, but the loss has been particularly profound for the many fans-turned-artists who were inspired by Lee’s legendary career. In the wake of Lee’s passing, as notes of honor and remembrance have flooded social media, stunning portraits of the renowned comic-book writer have stood out. Many of the tributes are accompanied by short anecdotes noting the impact Lee has had on the lives of so many, particularly in the worlds of illustration and animation.…

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These women were in prison. Thanks to an extraordinary program, they’re now entrepreneurs.

When she decided she wanted to start her own business, Rebecca ‘Cafe’ Brown was in the unlikeliest place — prison. Posted by Rebecca Brown on Thursday, March 8, 2018 She was partway through a five-year sentence for domestic violence-related charges when she realized that something had to change in her life. Due to a particularly traumatic childhood, Brown found herself in abusive relationships, and those abusive relationships led to incarceration. Though prison wasn’t pleasant, she credits it with helping her come to terms with her history. It’s also where she made…

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Do what you love and live longer, the Japanese ikigai philosophy says

(CNN)What if you could live longer just by doing more of what you love to do most? The answer is probably a combination of factors that include the usual suspects: diet, movement/exercise and having friends and community. What these “blue zone” areas of longevity and happiness around the world have in common are residents who curate a simple life with few possessions, plenty of time outdoors, staying active with friends, getting enough sleep, and eating lightly and healthily. What the long-lived Japanese add to this list is ikigai, a concept…

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The California Wildfires Are Affecting Some Of Your Favorite Celebrities Betches

If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the last few days, you probably have an idea of how bad the California wildfires are right now. Since Thursday, thousands of acres have burned, and hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated their homes in areas surrounding Los Angeles. Obviously, this is a terrible tragedy, and we’re sending out positive vibes to everyone who’s been affected. But, being Los Angeles, some high-profile celebs have been at the mercy of the fires. First, we were deeply saddened to learn that the Bachelor mansion…

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Stan Lee was often asked for advice. These are the quotes that defined his life.

Stan Lee will almost certainly go down as the most influential figure in comic book history. With his passing, people are celebrating his long and illustrious life. A World War II veteran, comic innovator and someone who truly pushed the needle forward on social progress, here are some of the legendary quotes and deep thoughts that helped define his life: His timeless quote made famous through the pages and films of Spider-Man: “With great power comes great responsibility.” On coming to terms with his art: “I used to be embarrassed…

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California Fire Experts To Trump: Malibu Is Not a Forest

Donald Trump was slammed over the weekend for criticizing three major wildfires. But experts also pointed out to the president that places like Thousand Oaks, Malibu and Paradise were not “forests.” “ MacDonald called Trump’s tweet an “insult and so uninformed. It was a statement made with insensitivity and ignorance.” “Our focus is on the Californians impacted by these fires and the first responders and firefighters working around the clock to save lives and property — not on the president’s inane and uninformed tweets,” Brown’s Press Secretary Evan Westrup said in…

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‘ Nothing left to order :’ Calgary cannabis stores struggle with stock – CBC.ca

2018 was the year of many things, but probably my favorite trend was rushed celebrity participations. We insured Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber, and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas get engaged, all after dating for a few months at most. One couple constructed it down the aisle( or, more precisely, to the courthouse ), one did not. Now, it looks like Nick and Priyanka are falling into the former camp, as reports have surfaced that they obtained a marriage license. Wow, okay. So I guess…

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