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RAPPER Diddy’s model ex-girlfriend Kim Porter had been praising him on Instagram in the lead up to her untimely death aged 47. The actress and model — who has three kids with the musician — w… Kim Porter, an actor and Diddy's ex-girlfriend, who shares three children with him, died on Thursday. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images The 47-year-old was found dead at her Los Angeles home after recently experiencing flulike symptoms, according to reports. During an Instagram Live session with Fat Joe, Diddy showed off a huge monument he constructed of Kim that stands in his backyard. During the chat, Diddy got emotional talking about Kim's funeral ... Al B. Sure made the shocking allegations yesterday on Instagram after sharing video footage of the moment he found out about Kim's death. Al explained in the post, 'I do know very clearly that [Kim Porter] didn’t just check out all of a sudden over neumonía [sic]. That’s some bull sh**. Diddy shared a couple of posts in the memory of the late Kim Porter.He shared a photo featuring the gorgeous lady and a video with one of their daughters. Check out the posts below.. A follower said: ‘I wonder if Kim had the coronavirus back then.🤔🤔🤔.. The actor, 27, paid tribute to his late mother, Kim Porter, in a new Instagram post on Sunday, sharing a smiling selfie of the pair. Get push notifications with news, features and more. + Follow Nearly two years after Kim Porter‘s death, Al B. Sure is opening up about their relationship. ... The music mogul took to Instagram on Sunday to honor Porter with a sweet message. In a July 13 Instagram post that seemingly came out of nowhere, singer/songwriter Al B. Sure! claimed his ex-girlfriend, Kim Porter, didn’t die suddenly from lobar pneumonia in November 2018, but was murdered.. According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, Kim — who is perhaps best known for her lengthy on-again, off-again relationship with Sean 'Diddy' Combs — passed ... Kim Porter, the mother of 3 of Diddy's children, died from a form of pneumonia ... TMZ has learned. The L.A. County Coroner's office released the cause of death as lobar pneumonia -- which is an ... Kim Porter Net Worth‎ She had an estimated net worth of $ 2 million. Kim Porter Nationality‎ She was an American born in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Kim Porter Ethnicity‎ She was an ‎African-American. Kim Porter Height‎ Kim Porter stood at ‎a height of 5 feet 1 inches (1.55m). Kim Porter Instagram

AFLW Sign and Trade: Master Post

2020.08.03 07:07 tiny_doughnut AFLW Sign and Trade: Master Post

Hi everyone!
Going to keep an eye on incoming signings and list changes as we go along, don’t hesitate to post any articles that you see and give me a poke if I haven’t updated!
Hope you’re all staying safe and well, and we’ll be back at Ikon Park for season 2021 soon 🍩❤️
Points worth remembering for this trade period:
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Adelaide Crows:

Signed: ✅ - Najwa Allen, 1yr - Sarah Allen, until 2021 - Chelsea Biddell, 1yr - Hannah Button, 1yr - Ailish Considine, 1yr - Dayna Cox, 1yr - Angela Foley, until 2021 - Renee Forth, 1yr - Nikki Gore, 1yr - Caitlin Gould, 1yr - Anne Hatchard, until 2021 - Eloise Jones, until 2021 - Ebony Marinoff, until 2021 - Montana McKinnon, 1yr - Rhiannon Metcalfe, 1yr - Justine Mules, 1yr - Hannah Munyard, 1yr? - Maddi Newman, 1yr - Erin Phillips, 1yr - Danielle Ponter, 1yr - Marijana Rajcic, until 2021 - Chelsea Randall, until 2021 - Chloe Scheer, until 2021 - Jess Sedunary, 1yr? - Stevie-Lee Thompson, until 2021 - Deni Varnhagen, until 2021 - Lisa Whiteley, 1yr?
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Nicole Campbell (delisted) - Courtney Cramey (retired) - Jess Foley (retired) - Courtney Gum (retired) - Sophie Li (retired) - Maisie Nankivell, (step away/Suncorp Super Netball) - Jaimi Tabb (delisted) - Ruth Wallace (step away)

Brisbane Lions:

Signed: ✅ - Ally Anderson, until 2022 - Lauren Arnell, 1yr - Emily Bates, until 2022 - Greta Bodey, 2yrs - Shannon Campbell, 2yrs - Gabby Collingwood, 1yr - Sophie Conway, until 2021 - Dakota Davidson, 2yrs - Belle Dawes, 2yrs - Jade Ellenger, 1yr - Nat Grider, 2yrs - Tahlia Hickie, 2yrs - Courtney Hodder, 1yr (Rookie) - Jesse Keeffe, 1yr - Breanna Koenen, 2yrs - Rheanne Lugg, 2yrs - Kate Lutkins, until 2022 - Maria Moloney, 2yrs - Orla O’Dwyer, 1yr (Rookie) - Lily Postlethwaite, 2yrs - Selina Priest, 1yr - Taylor Smith, 1yr - Cathy Svarc, 2yrs - Jesse Wardlaw, 2yrs - Sharni Webb, 1yr - Jess Wuetschner, until 2022 - Jordan Zanchetta, 1yr - Emma Zielke, 1yr
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Arianna Clarke (released/stepping away) - Hannah Hillman (delisted) - Brianna McFarlane (delisted)

Carlton Blues:

Signed: ✅ - Lauren Brazzale, 1yr - Alison Downie, 1yr - Jess Edwards, 1yr - Grace Egan, until 2022 - Georgia Gee, until 2022 - Serena Gibbs, 2yrs - Maddy Guerin, 2yrs - Charlotte Hammans, 1yr - Kerryn Harrington, until 2022 - Courtney Jones, 1yr - Mua Laloifi, 2yrs - Katie Loynes, 1yr - Lucy McEvoy, until 2022 - Breann Moody, 2yrs - Elise O’Dea, 2yrs - Natalie Plane, 2yrs - Maddy Prespakis, until 2022 - Brooke Vernon, 2yrs - Brooke Walker, 1yr - Charlotte Wilson, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Sarah Hosking to Richmond - Jayde Van Dyk to St Kilda - Chloe Dalton to Inactive List for 2021, has signed with the club for 2022
Delistings: ✴️ - Joanne Doonan (delisted) - Emerson Woods (delisted) - Katie Harrison (delisted) - Sharnie Whiting (delisted)

Collingwood Magpies:

Signed: ✅ - Sophie Alexander, 1yr - Jordyn Allen, until 2021 - Britt Bonnici, 1yr - Ash Brazill, until 2021 - Lauren Butler, 1yr? - Mikala Cann, 1yr? - Sophie Casey, 1yr - Steph Chiocci, 1yr? - Bri Davey, 1yr - Abbey Green, 1yr - Jaimee Lambert, 1yr - Sharni Layton, 1yr - Stacey Livingstone, 1yr - Jordan Membrey, 1yr - Chloe Molloy, until 2021 - Aliesha Newman, 1yr - Ebony O’Dea, 1yr - Alana Porter, 1yr? - Imogen Purcell, 1yr, Category B Rookie - Sarah Rowe, 1yr - Ruby Schleicher, until 2021 - Aishling Sheridan, 1yr - Maddie Shevlin, until 2021 - Kristy Stratton, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Sarah Dargan to Richmond - Sarah D’Arcy to Richmond - Katie Lynch to Western Bulldogs
Delistings: ✴️ - Kaila Bentvelzen (step away) - Georgia Gourlay (delisted) - Emma Grant (retired) - Eliza Hynes (retired) - Machaelia Roberts (retirement)

Fremantle Dockers:

Signed: ✅ - Ebony Antonio, until 2022 - Kara Antonio, until 2022 - Kiara Bowers, until 2022 - Tayla Brealand, until 2021 - Steph Cain, until 2021 - Janelle Cuthbertson, 1yr - Sabreena Duffy, until 2021 - Evie Gooch, 1yr - Katie Jayne Grieve, 1yr - Gemma Houghton, until 2021 - Leah Mascall, 1yr - Ann McMahon, 1yr - Hayley Miller, 2yrs - Emma O’Driscoll, 1yr - Gabby O’Sullivan, until 2022 - Laura Pugh, 1yr - Roxy Roux, 2yrs - Matilda Sergeant, until 2021 - Philipa Seth, until 2021 - Ashley Sharp, until 2021 - Ange Stannett, until 2021 - Jasmine Stewart, 1yr - Mim Strom, 2yrs - Tarnee Tester, 1yr, free agent signing - Aine Tighe, 1yr - Jess Trend, 1yr - Bianca Webb, 1yr - Alex Williams, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Tayla Bresland to West Coast Eagles
Delisted: ✴️ - Mia-Rae Clifford (delisted) - Sarah Garstone (delisted) - Lindal Rhode (delisted - Kate Flood (personal reasons)

Geelong Cats:

Signed: ✅ - Maddie Boyd, 1yr - Millie Brown, 2yrs - Rene Caris, 1yr - Georgia Clarke, 1yr - Rocky Cranston, 1yr - Julia Crockett-Gills, 2yrs - Kate Darby, 1yr - Renee Garing, 1yr - Nicole Garner, 1yr - Rebecca Goring, 1yr - Danielle Higgins, 2yrs - Jordan Ivey, 1yr - Maddy Keryk, 2yrs - Madisen Maguire, 1yr - Amy McDonald, 2yrs - Meghan McDonald, 2yrs - Maddy McMahon, 1yr - Phoebe McWilliams, 1yr - Nina Morrison, 2yrs - Aasta O’Connor, 1yr - Olivia Purcell, 1yr - Georgie Rankin, 1yr - Mia Skinner, 1yr - Denby Taylor, 1yr - Sophie Van De Heuvel, 2yrs - Rebecca Webster, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Cassie Blakeway (delisted) - Melissa Hickey (retired) - Anna Teague (retired) - Gemma Wright (delisted)

Gold Coast Suns:

Signed: ✅ - Lauren Ahrens, 1yr? - Alison Drennan, 1yr - Hannah Dunn, 1yr? - Tiarna Ernst, 1yr? - Cheyenne Hammond, 1yr? - Ellie Hampson, 1yr? - Dee Heslop, 1yr? - Kalinda Howarth, 1yr? - Paige Parker, until 2021 - Brittany Perry, 1yr? - Jade Pregelj, 1yr? - Molly Ritson, 1yr? - Jamie Stanton, 1yr? - Kate Surman, 1yr? - Serene Watson, 1yr? - Jacqui Yorston, 1yr?
Movements: 🔄 - Charlotte Hammans to Carlton - Taylor Smith to Brisbane
Delisted: ✴️ - Georgia Breward, (delisted) - Lexi Hamilton, (delisted) - Maddy Roberts, (delisted) - Tayla Thorn, (delisted) - Kitara Whap-Farrar, (delisted)

GWS Giants:

Signed: ✅ - Jessica Allan, 1yr - Nicola Barr, 1yr - Rebecca Beeson, 2yr - Elle Bennetts, 1yr - Yvonne Bonner, 1yr - Jess Dal Pos, 1yr - Taylah Davies, 1yr - Alicia Eva, 2yr - Georgia Garnett, 1yr - Emily Goodsir, 1yr - Sarah Halvorsen, 1yr - Tanya Hetherington, 1yr - Jodie Hicks, 1yr - Annalyse Lister, 1yr - Tait Mackrill, 2yr - Erin McKinnon, 1yr - Alyce Parker, 2yr - Rebecca Privitelli, 2yr - Pepa Randall, 2yr - Aimee Schmidt, 1yr - Katherine Smith, 2yrs - Cora Staunton, 1yr - Lisa Steane, 1yr - Louise Stephenson, 2yr - Britt Tully, 1yr - Haneen Zreika, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Lisa Whiteley to Adelaide Crows
Delisted: ✴️ - Ellie Brush (retired to focus on Matildas/Olympic opportunity - Ingrid Nielsen (retired) - Maggie Gorham (retired)

Melbourne Demons:

Signed: ✅ - Libby Birch, 2yrs - Gabby Colvin, 1yr - Tegan Cunningham, until 2021 - Meg Downie, until 2021 - Chantel Emonson, 2yrs - Maddi Gay, 2yrs - Sinead Goldrick, 1yr - Tyla Hanks, 2yrs - Shelley Heath, 2yrs - Kate Hore, 2yrs - Sarah Lampard, until 2021 - Lauren Magee, 1yr - Niamh McEvoy, 1yr - Lily Mithen, 2yrs - Jackie Parry, 1yr - Karen Paxman, 1yr - Daisy Pearce, 1yr - Lauren Pearce, until 2021 - Krstel Petrevski, 1yr - Shelley Scott, 1yr - Casey Sherriff, 2yrs - Shae Sloane, 1yr - Breanna Tarrant, 1yr - Eden Zanker, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Harriet Cordner to Richmond - Maddy Guerin to Carlton - Bianca Jakobsson to St Kilda - Aliesha Newman to Collingwood - Elise O’Dea fo Carlton - Katherine Smith to GWS
Delisted: ✴️ - Ainslie Kemp (delisted)

North Melbourne Kangaroos:

Signed: ✅ - Grace Campbell, 1yr? - Mia King, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Abbey Green to (Collingwood) - Jess Trend to Fremantle Dockers
Delistings: ✴️ - Chloe Haines (delisted) - Libby Haines (delisted) - Emma Humphries (delisted) - Taylor Mesiti (step away) - Mairead Seoighe (delisted)

Richmond Tigers:

Signed: ✅ - Christina Bernardi, until 2021 - Maddy Brancatisano, 1yr - Katie Brennan, until 2021 - Hannah Buchell, 1yr - Akec Makur Chuot, 1yr - Monique Conti, until 2021 - Harriet Cordner, 1yr - Sarah D’Arcy, 1yr - Sarah Dargan, 1yr - Kate Dempsey, 1yr - Alice Edmonds, 1yr - Sabrina Frederick, until 2021 - Emily Harley, 1yr - Sarah Hosking, 2yrs - Kodi Jacques, 1yr - Laura McClelland, 1yr - Sarah Molan, 1yr - Phoebe Monahan, 1yr - Rebecca Miller, 1yr - Ilish Ross, 1yr - Sarah Sansonetti, 1yr - Cleo Saxon-Jones, 1yr - Gabby Seymour, 1yr - Tayla Stahl, 1yr - Courtney Wakefield, 1yr - Holly Whitford, 1yr - Alana Woodward, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Grace Campbell to North Melbourne
Delistings: ✴️ - Laura Bailey (retired) - Nakaela Butler (delisted - Ciara Fitzgerald (delisted - Emma Horne (delisted) - Lauren Tesoriero (retired) - Ella Wood (retired)

St Kilda Saints:

Signed: ✅ - Nadia von Bertouch, until 2022 - Ali Brown, until 2022 - Rosie Dillon, 2yrs - Jayde Van Dyk, 1yr? - Nat Exon, 1yr - Clara Fitzpatrick, until 2022 - Caitlin Greiser, until 2022 - Darcy Guttridge, 1yr - Bianca Jakobsson, 1yr? - Selena Karlson, until 2021 - Poppy Kelly, until 2022 - Tilly Lucas-Rodd, 2yrs - Tamara Luke, until 2022 - Kate McCarthy, until 2022 - Molly McDonald, 2yrs - Georgia Patrikios, until 2022 - Cat Phillips, 1yr - Hannah Priest, 2yrs - Isabella Shannon, 2yrs - Kate Shierlaw, until 2022 - Olivia Vesely, 2yrs - Rhiannon Watt, 2yrs - Tarni White, 2yrs - Claudia Whitfort, 1yr - Nicola Xenos, 2yrs
Movements: 🔄 - Jess Sedunary to Adelaide Crows - Alison Drennan to GC Suns
Delistings: ✴️ - Sammie Johnson (delisted) - Mel Kuys (delisted) - Emma Mackie (retired) - Courteney Munn (retire) - Kelly O’Neill (delisted)

West Coast Eagles:

Signed: ✅ - Ashlee Atkins, until 2021 - Mikayla Bowen, 2yrs? - Tayla Bresland, 1yr - Hayley Bullas, 2yrs? - Imahra Cameron, 2yrs? - Mhicca Carter, Rookie - Melissa Caulfield, until 2021 - Maddy Collier, until 2021 - Beatrice Devlyn, 1yr - McKenzie Dowrick, until 2021 - Kellie Gibson, until 2021 - Brianna Green, until 2021 - Courtney Guard, until 2021 - Ashton Hill, 1yr - Dana Hooker, until 2023 - Alicia Janz, until 2021 - Parris Laurie, until 2022 - Grace Kelly, 2yrs - Niamh Kelly, 2yrs - Aisling McCarthy, 1yr - Sophie McDonald, 1yr - Kate Orme, 1yr - Chantella Perera, 1yr - Belinda Smith, until 2022 - Emma Swanson, until 2021
Movements: 🔄
Delisted: ✴️ - Talia Radan (retired) - Kate Bartlett (delisted) - Emily Bonser (retired) - Cassie Davidson (delisted) - Emily McGuire (delisted) - Daniela Pisconeri (delisted) - Tarnee Tester (delisted)

Western Bulldogs:

The Doggies didn’t specify contract lengths per player, so take ‘1yr’ with a grain of salt
Signed: ✅ - Deanna Berry, 1yr - Ellie Blackburn, 1yr - Eleanor Brown, 1yr - Naomi Ferres, 1yr - Ellyse Gamble, 1yr - Elisabeth Georgeostathis, 1yr - Angelica Gogos, 1yr - Isabella Grant, 1yr - Ashleigh Guest, 1yr - Britney Gutknecht, 1yr - Katy Herron, 1yr - Bailey Hunt, 1yr - Isabel Huntington, 1yr - Gemma Lagioia, 1yr - Kirsty Lamb, 1yr - Brooke Lochland, 1yr - Katie Lynch, 1yr - Dani Marshall, 1yr - Kirsten McLeod, 1yr - Celine Moody, 1yr - Nell Morris-Dalton, 1yr - Gabby Newton, 1yr - Kim Rennie, 1yr - Hannah Scott, 1yr - Lauren Spark, 1yr - Bonnie Toogood, 1yr - Amelia Van Oosterwijck, 1yr
Movements: 🔄 - Aisling McCarthy to West Coast Eagles - Hannah Munyard to Adelaide Crows
Delisted: ✴️ - Nicole Callinan (retired)
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2020.06.05 23:48 dlilmmm Support BIPOC-owned Fabric Stores, Textile Designers, Pattern Makers - Resource List

Hello Reddit Sewing Community! Here is a non-exhaustive list of BIPOC-owned business to support. Please add to the discussion with any other business you know and love.
Crowdsourced resource list compiled by Pink Mimosa by Jacinta on Instagram - Shut Up and Sew Vendor list (google .doc)
Note: All links below are Black-owned stores and educational resources. Non-Black POC and Ally-owned stores currently being vetted.
Textile Designers
Rashida Coleman Hale
Latifah Saafir
Jen Hewett
Ann Kelle
Letasi Design Studio - UK
Queenora Renee - custom fabrics
Rochelle Porter - fabric and apparel design
Blerdy Momma - Custom Fabric for Nerds
Patterns and Education
Eryn - Style Sew Me
Bayron Handmade - knitting, sewing, crochet patterns
Carole Lyles Shaw - Quilting patterns and Classes
Chinelo Bally
Colorful Stitches - Quilting patterns and fiber arts classes
IVIYE - size-inclusive patterns
Kim Dave Designs - designer, patterns, fabric
MadeIt Patterns
Michelle Sews - patterns and sew-along blog
New Vintage Lady - vintage reproduction sewing patterns
Pearson + Pope UK - patterns and tutorials
Sew Altered Style - inclusive sewing patterns
Youtube and Blogs
Bombastic Yarn - Crochet Tutorials
Erica Bunker - Stylist and DIY Fashion
Gotta Be Handmade - Crafting and sewing tutorials
Hey Brown Berry - knitting tutorials and vlog
Lee Marsh - Saville Row tailoring classes
Love, Igho - sewing tutorials
Tip Stitched - sew-along blog
Setro Craft - sewing tutorials and vlog
Kim Dave - pattern drafting tutorials
OVOKE - sewing tutorials
Daniella Tabois - advanced techniques and draping
The Rookie Fashion Icon - leather and accessories
Fabric and Craft Supply Stores
Afrique Clothing Store - African Print Fabric, Clothing, Headwraps
AfroThreads - Fabric, masks, scarves
Ankara Malkia
Baldwin’s Leather and Fabric
ChizzyAfrique
Cultured Expressions
Dove Tailed London
Emerald Curtain Fabric
Femi Fabrics
Hey Make Do - fabric, yarn, classes
House of Mama Wata
Love Bug studios - classes, dyes, fabric, notions
O! Jolly! - sweater knits by-the-yard
Our Fabric Stash - fabric stash consignment
Pigeon Wishes - wholesale fabric
Quilter’s Square - quilting supplies
Selvedge & Bolts - dressmaking fabric and notions
Stampe Africane (UK) - Subscription box and fabric store
Tabitha Sewer - Buttons!
Tess World Designs
Thanks I Made Them - custom laser pattern weights
Trap Fabricks - unique fabrics
Wax Prints, Laces, and More
Yara African Fabrics
Sew Much Fabric
Natural Fiber Producers and Hand-dyed Yarn
Ebony by Nature
Five Borough Yarns - hand-dyed yarn
Lady Dye Yarns - hand dyed yarn and crafting activism
Lola Bean Yarn Co. - Hand dyed yarn
Neighborhood Fiber Co. - Hand dyed yarn
Ocean by the Sea - botanical dyed yarns
Tarheelbilly Farm raw wool
Third Vault Yarns - hand dyed yarn
Classes and Workshops
Mimi G. Style - Sew It! Academy
FSC Workshop - crafting and classes
Les Fleur - sewing classes and planners
Sandra Johnson Designs - quilting workshops
Tian Connaughton - business development and coaching
Sew Chic - classes and supplies
Sewing My Style Classes and private consultation
Soul Collections Sewing Lounge - sewing classes and local alterations (Brooklyn, NY)
Stitched With Style - Kids/Adult sewing classes, virtual and local (Maryland, US)
String Thing Studio yarn arts classes, Brooklyn, NY
That’s Sew Monica - sewing retreats and event planning
Vonne’s Crochet and Beading - crochet and beading classes
Alterations
Hidden Opulence - small batch repairs and alterations
Ta-Osh - alterations, custom clothing, skin tone dyed mesh
Fiber Artists
Carolyn L. Mazloomi - Fiber and Print Artist
Lola Jenkins - Quilt artist, craft classes
The Christian Crochet Addict crochet doll designer
Magazines and Media
Sewn Magazine
Events
Atlanta Quilt Festival
National African American Quilt Convention
Black Lives Matter.
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2020.03.02 18:45 Ghost-Quartet 28+ Albums From 2019 You May Have Missed

Promoting music is (I guess) one of my passions so throughout February I challenged myself to do a short writeup on an album that came out in 2019 that went under the radar but I think other people would love, and to put a cap on the series I’ve compiled those writeups here. The albums are many different genres and some of them aren't in English but these are all pop-friendly albums that I feel really good about recommending, so if something sounds interesting don’t be afraid to venture outside of your comfort zone! For the sake of bias I’ve arranged them in alphabetical order.

Amplified Experiment by The APX (Funk)

  • For Fans Of: Chaka Khan, Lizzo, the girl group challenge on All Stars 4
Description: This album is such a tribute to old-school funk that midway through this album there’s literally a voicemail from Jody Watley and Teddy Riley literally thanking The Apx for making it. The Apx are a husband and wife duo who clearly love the genre and they’ve done their best to revive the sound of the heyday of the disco-funk era with this album. Despite this the album isn’t stale and they manage pay their dues to the legends while still having a slight modern flair that keeps the sound feeling relevant. Songs like “Mirror” lean a bit more into the electronic production side of things and are a more trance-like take on the genre, lending more of a modern appeal to the sound that takes it out of being just a niche product. I personally am not a huge fan of funk but I respect what they’re doing, and I think anyone can appreciate the colorful production and huge vocal melodies on this album. If you want bright, silly, retro fun, this is it.
Positives: Great reexamination of a classic genre, brimming with energy
Potential Barriers: It’s pure funk so if you don’t like that you likely won’t like this.
Sample Track: “Jupiter” is a funky song with an even funkier music video.

Atlanta Millionaires Club by Faye Webster (Alt-Country)

  • For Fans Of: Kacey Musgraves, Surfjan Stevens, late night vibes
Description: Over sparse accompaniment Faye Webster offers her takes on topics like love, sadness, music and more, and it’s very poignant with just a touch of humor. Her voice is soft but clear, and her cool (somewhat detached) crooning feels effortless, almost as if she’s speaking to us rather than singing. I label this album as alt-country because that’s what it is, but it toys around a bit with genre. Though dominated by wailing steel guitar there are keyboard melodies and some horns that give an almost r&b edge to the songs, with a few (“Flowers” in particular) going there entirely. The result is a dreamy atmosphere for the album, as if the music is pouring out of a radio late at night as you talk with a close friend. It’s a masterwork of honesty and intimacy.
Positives: Great lyrics, very soothing, fresh
Potential Barriers: It’s a very thoughtful album without “bop” style songs
Sample Track: “Hurts Me Too” is clever and emotional.

Be Runway by Bree Runway (Rap + Hyperpop)

  • For Fans Of: M.I.A., LIZ, cocaine at Fashion Week
Description: Bree Runway’s music is characterized by off-the-wall energy and a take-no-prisoners attitude, and she channels her talents into an EP full of eclectic (but explosive) pop songs about sexuality and female liberation. She oscillates between straight up pop songs and straight up rap songs with a lot of interesting pit stops along the way. At her poppiest she offers up songs like the slinky guitar driven “All Night” and at her most legit rap she delivers tracks like the trap laced “Relevant,” however the tracks that lie in between the two styles (“2ON,” “X2C,” Big Racks”) are the real gold of the EP. As she spits quotable line after quotable line her vocals are distorted by autotune and hammered by bubblegum bass, effortlessly fusing together rap and hyper pop. She sounds like a star on every single track, and that’s all that matters.
Positives: Slammin’ songs, fierce attitude, crazy vocals and production
Potential Barriers: Fractional as an actual EP, potentially annoying
Sample Track: “2ON” is an aggressive, over the top pop rap track.

Blood by Kelsey Lu (Alt-Dream-R&B)

  • For Fans Of: FKA Twigs, Blood Orange, arthouse films where women go insane
Description: Kelsey Lu has a cello, and she’s not afraid to use it. Over the course of this album her and her cello are silly, scary, even a bit sexy, but always grounded in a sense of thoughtfulness and delicate composition. While there are a few relatively straightforward pop songs on here, the album is at its best when it’s being weird. She has the ability to be classy and insane at the same time, seamlessly flipping between gliding through songs with intelligence and tearing through them like a madwoman. The subject matter is equally strange, at times cuttingly insightful and at other times pure nonsense. Beneath all of this is a solid foundation of r&b and dream pop that keeps the album eminently listenable. It’s a strange and experimental album from a strange and experimental artist, but don’t let that scare you off from a great album.
Positives: Unique, hauntingly beautiful
Potential Barriers: Weird, might feel inaccessible at first
Sample Tracks: Her cover of “I’m Not In Love” shows off her aesthetic and voice.

Casualty by Anna Akana (Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Hayley Kiyoko, Hey Violet, unpacking emotional baggage
Description: A non-exhaustive list of styles touched upon in this album includes pop, rock, electronic, rap, trap, r&b, spoken word, and probably some more stuff I’m forgetting. But it all feels cohesive thanks to the strong aesthetic of the album, which gives everything a somewhat heavy air to match the gravity of what she’s singing about. The songs deal with heavy topics like mental illness and toxic relationships, describing how they feel and, more importantly, how she overcame them. Along the way she provides some snappy one liners and insistent hooks that keep the songs fun and listenable. While there are definitely some missteps on this album, the quality of the tracks that work and the wide variety of styles makes up for them.
Positives: Deals with important topics, several really strong songs, wide variety of tracks
Potential Barriers: Amateurish vocals, clunky songwriting, "Pretty Girls Don't Cry" sucks
Sample Track: “Intervention” showcases the moody pop-rock aesthetic of the album, musically and lyrically.

Crush On Me by Sir Babygirl (Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Charli XCX, Alanis Morissette, talking about how Melodrama was the best album of the decade
Description: Sir Babygirl’s self-written/produced album is one of the most exciting debuts from the underground pop scene in recent years, with her spunky take on pop music combining moody vibes with tons of energy and a hefty arsenal of hooks. Her strong, musical theatre trained voice brings so much life to the songs, and when combined with the off-the-wall production of wailing background vocals and guitars we end up with some songs that are extra in the best way. Although the album is fairly brisk there are some interludes/reprises threaded throughout the album that offer a change of pace and give the album a loose Melodrama-esque narrative arc. Her quirky lyrics really capture what it’s like to be super gay and a little bit over everything. A must-listen.
Positives: Great vocals, catchy, strong artistic vision
Potential Barriers: Weird, you might roll your eyes at times
Sample Track: This performance of “Pink Lite” showcases the song and her talent.

Green Balloon by Tank and the Bangas (Soul + Rap)

  • For Fans Of: Noname, Lizzo, old PBS shows like Reading Rainbow
Description: Tank and the Bangas are known for their incredible energy in live shows and their jazz/soul stylings, and this latest album throws trap into the mix as well. However the foundation of their music lies in lead singer Tank’s electric voice and background in spoken word poetry, which allows the group to bounce effortlessly between soulful ballads, hard trap bangers, and slam poetry sessions. Their heartfelt songs are full of quirky lyrics and wisdom about topics like love, drugs, and self-care, and always backed by the lovely orchestrations of The Bangas. There’s a weird balance between “urban” and “childish” aesthetics, almost as if the album is children’s music for grownups that’s uplifting rather than patronizing.
Positives: Silly lyrics that deliver great messages, fun vibes
Potential Barriers: Songs are weird and vary in style, album is kind of long, “Forgetfulness” accidentally deadnames Caitlyn Jenner.
Sample Track: “Smoke.Netflix.Chill” is probably the track on the album that best combines all their influences (soul, rap, jazz, poetry) and it’s super fun.

HOLLAND by Holland (Dance Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Troye Sivan, Porter Robinson, tumblr
Description: This mini-album is gay, not just because the singer is gay and many of the songs focus on that, but because it sounds like the dance-floor ready pop that I always hear “the gays” begging for on twitter. Though short the EP is well-rounded, with each of the tracks offering a slightly different style: “Nar_C” has utilizes deep-house, “I’m Not Afraid” is more traditional synth-pop, “I’m so Afraid” is hard hitting electronic music, “Neverland” is a trap-laced ballad, and “Up” is tropical house. Each of them delivers on their chosen sound well while sounding cohesive to the project as a whole. The production on these songs is fantastic, giving the songs replay value and allowing Holland to work around his weaker vocals. The mini-album focuses on the pleasures and anxieties of being a modern gay youth, with these dance elements cleverly being used to communicate feelings even when you can’t understand the lyrics.
Positives: Fantastic dance production, gay
Potential Barriers: Lyrics are in Korean
Sample Tracks: “I’m So Afraid” is a great song that showcases both his ballad skills and the album’s electronic elements

Insecure by Amara La Negra (Latin-Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Keke Palmer, Party music, People who didn't turn off "Despacito" when it came on
Description: Since appearing on Love and Hip-Hop: Miami Amara has dipped her foot into hosting, acting, dancing, and she’s just oozed star power through all of it. Her debut album was a respectable attempt to get that presence to translate to music, and while it’s not perfect, it’s a very fresh, modern sounding album from a rising star. There’s plenty of trendy party music on here, but a few unusual breakup songs give the album a more unique identity and lets her show some different sides. The songwriting is a little bit unpolished but that serves to humanize her a little bit, and it gives a bit of edge that just a normal reggaeton wouldn’t. The more I listen to this the more I'm into it.
Positives: Short, very easy to listen to/get a hold of, fun
Potential Barriers: Clunky lyrics, some obvious filler
Sample Track: “Insecure” was hit-worthy.

Jaime by Brittany Howard (Rock + Soul)

  • For Fans Of: Nina Simone, Indie rock, "best of" lists by respectable (but still edgy) publications
Description: Look, Pitchfork gave this an 8.6 Best New Music review and Bandcamp said it was the 18th best album of last year, so I have it on good authority that this is a quality album. I labelled this album as “rock” because that’s what Wikipedia says but really it has a very loose relationship to genre. While guitars and drums permeate the album the music flows freely, beholden to one thing only: Brittany Howard’s iconic androgynous contralto. She’s got the kind of voice that could make the phone book sound like a sermon, but fortunately she’s an amazing songwriter as well. It’s a thoughtful self-portrait of a modern black queer woman, never shying away from a topic but also never losing a strong sense of poeticism. It’s not pop bops and bangers, but it’s tender and thoughtful in a way that should definitely be respected.
Positives: Gorgeous voice, soul healing, topical but uplifting
Potential Barriers: Subtle, might take a few listens to fully appreciate
Sample Track: “Georgia” is a sweet song about a young girl with a crush on an older girl.

LEGACY! LEGACY! by Jamila Woods (R&B/Soul)

  • For Fans Of: Nina Simone, Kendrick Lamar, critical acclaim
Description: This album is such a towering artistic achievement that I’m not sure how to even talk about it without underselling it. Read the spirited description of the album on her Bandcamp page for a far more eloquent take because all I can say is “this album had me shook.” Each track is dedicated to a revolutionary person of color, with Jamila taking inspiration from them and translating their philosophies into some truly forward thinking r&b. She imbibes these songs with gravity that would almost be crushing if it weren’t so inspiring, and power permeates through every note and every word of this album. Her earthy vocals sing the truth, and the collaborators she invites in do great work too. This is an album that makes you think, and keeps you thinking long after it’s ended.
Positives: Literally one of the best written albums of the decade
Potential Barriers: It’s kinda heavy
Sample Track: “BALDWIN” is one of the album’s poppiest moments and has some great trumpets.

Love Pop Wow! by LABOUM (Bubblegum Pop)

  • For Fans Of: TWICE, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, feeling cute and girlish~
Description: This album just beats you over the head with sugar, yet somehow it’s fabulous rather than exhausting? It stays consistently upbeat and bubblegum but there’s a lot of diversity in the tempos, levels, and styles of the songs that keeps the album from feeling one note. They don’t feel the need to shoehorn a ballad on there or anything (popheads rejoice!) but there are some guitar driven tracks and a slow jam or two that mix it up a bit while still feeling cohesive. They draw on the best aspects of both Jpop and Kpop here, so it’s slightly retro in some of its sensibilities but there’s definitely a modern edge. It’s not the album of the year or anything but if you’re in the market for an album that’s just a bunch of cute, happy pop songs then this could be it.
Positives: Unapologetically bright, high energy, feel good from start to finish
Potential Barriers: It’s in Japanese, potential sugar overload
Sample Track: “Hwi Hwi” is an impossibly bright, airy pop song.

Mazy Fly by Spellling (Experimental)

  • For Fans Of: Bjork, Allie X, cryptids and liminal spaces
Description: Some fun descriptors I’ve seen used for Spellling’s music include “alien abduction music,” “nocturnal psychedelic witch pop,” and “like Solange looking in a haunted mirror.” It’s difficult to pin her music down in terms of genre, it can be anything ranging from fairly straightforward pop songs to garbled audio experiments, but it’s less about that and more about the moods she creates. The songs on this album are almost more experiences than songs, stringing together synths and vocals into intriguing auditory odysseys that don’t really sound like anything you’ve heard before. It’s as if she’s unchained herself from conventional song structure and is creating pure music that’s spilling forth from some place otherworldly and mysterious. The production and songwriting are too insistent for it to be ambient music though, and she does offer up some memorable melodies and moments that stand on their own without the aesthetic.
Positives: Unique, freaky aesthetic, pretty arrangements
Potential Barriers: Might be too weird and spacey for some
Sample Track: “Under The Sun” is long but hypnotic, it takes like three minutes for the vocals to come in but they’re great.

mini mix vol. 1 by Magdalena Bay (Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Rina Sawayama, Hannah Diamond, /popheads favorites
Description: I feel like I’ve talked about this album a LOT and I’ll continue to do so until all of the songs on it crack at least 50k streams. Everything this group puts out is gold, but this is definitely my favorite. A visual mini-album, the pop duo challenged themselves to quickly create “mini” pop songs/videos and put them out without second guessing themselves, and the results are fabulous! The album is tied together by a dreamy, synth drenched sonic palate, but within that formula they find room for a diversity of sounds. They evoke the slightly kitschy sights and sounds of the ’90s/’00s to great effect, serving up retro videos and DDR-esque beats. It’s quick, but it’ll have you coming back for more.
Positives: Short, every song is great
Potential Barriers: ?
Sample Track: “Mine” is the longest and strongest song.

Neptune Diamond by Rakky Ripper (Hyperpop + Rap)

  • For Fans Of: Charli XCX, Slayyyter, Hyperpop/PC Music
Description: Rakky Ripper is from Spain and this album got little promotion (like, there aren’t even any music videos) so I understand why nobody has heard of this album but that needs to change because it’s exactly what this sub is into. Her and producer eurosanto joined forces to offer their own take on PC Music and it’s every bit as sugary and insane as the London collective is; they take a bit more of a rap approach to the sound but they understand what makes hyperpop so addictive and provide plenty of glossy beats and bubblegum bass. ALSO Rosalía and Charli XCX follow her on Instagram and Charli invited her onstage once so she’s basically popheads approved. If Charli stans, you should too.
Positives: It’s a madcap pop album, great production, a fresh take on the hyper pop movement.
Potential Barriers: It’s in Spanish, it could be obnoxious if you aren’t into this kind of thing.
Sample Track: “Fresas, Chocolate y Crema” is my favorite track from the album, probably because it’s the calmest.

Never Grow Up by Chanmina (Pop-Rap)

  • For Fans Of: (G)I-DLE, Iggy Azalea, being a tough girl but still having a heart
Description: Chanmina is a fantastic pop-rapper who really nails the balance between the two styles: while her bars are impressive, there’s always a really good pop chorus to latch onto as well. The choices of beats on this album are smart because they sound fresh and fun while still maintaining a bit of an edge, whether the song is moody, fierce, or fun. The album is mostly in Japanese but there are English hooks and she’s such a talented performer I’ll often find myself relating to the songs that I can’t even understand. She’s got aspirations to push into the Western market and I think she has the talent to do it, if you want to get in on a hot new artist early she’s not a bad choice.
Positives: Full of bops, strong melodies, good production
Potential Barriers: It’s mostly in Japanese, some disconnect between autotuned rap tracks and more traditionally sung tracks
Sample Track: She has a medley of songs up on her channel that contains some of my favorite songs, but “Yesterday” is also a standout.

Next To The Sun by KAINA (R&B + Soul)

  • For Fans Of: Solange, Kali Uchis, laying in bed and thinking
Description: Next To The Sun just weaves a spell. Droning guitars and measured percussion leave the album awash with dreamy vibes, a dream we’re guided through by Kaina’s rich voice. It’s soft and subtle, but also very warm. Her work is defined by a sense of optimism; even as she sings about darkness she’s also describing how to be strong and how to cope. It combines music from Kaina’s Latin-American background with the indie-pop, r&b, and soul of her Chicago upbringing, which helps to free the album from the constraints of genre and paint a picture of her experiences. It’s a hauntingly beautiful album, and a really promising debut LP.
Positives: Soothing and easy to listen to, uplifting, fresh sound/perspective
Potential Barriers: Slow, subtle
Sample Track: “Could Be A Curse” is downright hypnotic and really captures the thoughtful feel of the album.

Para Mi by Cuco (Psychedelic Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Tyler, The Creator, Mac DeMarco, the background music from Steven Universe
Description: This is stoner music, but like, in the best way. Genres melt together here into an intoxicating haze of r&b, jazz, trap, bossa nova, rap, synthpop, shoe gaze, and whatever else Cuco feels like pulling out at the time. This is perfect for the dreamy, psychedelic themes of the album, allowing Cuco room to croon about love and other (literal) drugs. His lyrics aren’t the greatest but they’re charmingly earnest and his melodies are so strong it often doesn’t matter what he’s saying at all because the vibes are so mesmerizing. Instrumental interludes keep the wavy atmosphere going between songs and make this a great, cohesive listening experience. I feel like this is what the cool kids are listening to.
Positives: Great to vibe out to, some really catchy songs
Potential Barriers: Lyrics can be clunky and a bit obnoxious
Sample Track: “Keeping Tabs” is an addictive piece of music.

THE PARK IN THE NIGHT part three by GWSN (Dance Pop)

  • For Fans Of: LOONA, Betty Who, cartoon soundtracks
Description: A tight album of colorful dance pop with strong melodies, they do a good job of reworking existing genres to sound fresh. There are hints of r&b, new jack swing, tropical house, EDM, and more on this album, but they’re filtered through this ethereal, futuristic lens that makes them sound wholly unique and lend the group an almost retrofusturistic sound. Space and dreams are major motifs in their music and you can hear that in the diverse production, which offers up hard hitting drops and layered harmonies in equal measure.
Positives: Great production, creative, high energy
Potential Barriers: It’s in Korean
Sample Track: “Night Aviation (Interpretation Of Dreams)” is really cool sounding r&b tinged slow jam.

Past Progressive by Jane Zhang (Electropop)

  • For Fans Of: Timbaland, Rihanna, getting #turnt
Description: Jane Zhang had the potential to be the first Chinese pop girl to break the US back in 2017 after “Dust My Shoulders Off” was used in Hulu ads and she performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. All of the buzz died down by the time the album finally dropped last year, but those of us who stuck around were well rewarded with a fantastic dance-pop album. This album reminds me of the heyday of floor-filler club music, there’s huge early ‘10s energy on here. I’ll put it this way: Timbaland produced some tracks and there’s a Ne-Yo feature. This album is loud, bringing electropop production and huge vocals that make the moody pop girls of today quake. Almost half of this album was released as a single or used on a soundtrack so it’s a bit all over the place in that regard, but the songs themselves are always polished and full of energy. If you’ve been craving some trashy dance diva music, here it is.
Positives: Huge club songs, great vocals, top notch production
Potential Barriers: Kind of dated, the album drags in the middle with some obvious filler
Sample Track: If you asked me to create the ideal club song it would be “808.”

Queer Pop Songs by be steadwell (Bedroom Pop)

  • For Fans Of: dodie, mxmtoon, being gay and emotional
Description: be steadwell made a lot of this album in her bedroom for no money, but talent is a great substitute for budget. She manages to get a lot of mileage out of just simple recording equipment and her voice, using clever vocal arrangements to augment the simple instrumentals. She frequently employs vocal looping as well, so many of the songs pseudo-a cappella sections as well. It gives her music a surprisingly distinctive style that’s calming and a little hypnotic. Her lyrics are, as the title implies, “queer,” but they’re frequently introspective and touch onto spiritual imagery as well. It’s underground, left-of-center chill pop, but it makes for a nice change of pace. It's long so I’d recommend listening to it once through and picking out the songs you like.
Positives: Spunky energy, calming, frequently clever
Potential Barriers: Low production value, songs are very simple
Sample Track: “ExFriends” shows her style well.

Rouge by Yuna (Pop + R&B)

  • For Fans Of: (Modern) Mariah Carey, Hoody, a night out with the ladies that ends at a reasonable hour
Description: The track list of Rouge is like a bunch of gems strung together into a beautiful necklace: each song shines in its own way thanks to the diversity of styles and collaborators. The songs are strung together well enough that they feel cohesive but the songs come in different shades of r&b, pop, and dance, all of which feel polished and elegant. Over half of the songs on the album have featured artists and she brings out the best in each of them. She trades bars with Jay Park on a synth pop song, disco dances with G-Eazy and Little Simz, ruminates over thumping r&b with too many others to list, and she shows different colors each time. The solo half of the album is equally worthy, Yuna is a commanding performer with a rich, mature voice that she doesn’t have to raise to make a point. The overall effect is a chill pop album that manages to be silky and mature without sacrificing fun in the process.
Positives: Great list of features, solid blend of danceable bops and slow jams, mature perspective
Potential Barriers: It has ballads
Sample Track: “Likes (ft. KYLE)” is a chill song that reflects on her place as Muslim woman in the music industry.

STA7GES by FRANKIE (Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Kim Petras, Hayley Kiyoko, Radio Disney
Description: Titled after the seven stages of grief, this album aims to guide us through a bad breakup with the most powerful weapon known to man: bouncy pop music. Armed with a powerful set of pipes and vibrant production, FRANKIE offers up pop songs that feel almost old-school in their maximalist tendencies. Her sound and aesthetic feel ripped from the ’00s, but in a good way! It’s not dated but rather comforting, offering up modern takes on old tropes like the piano power ballad that remind us why we fell in love with them in the first place. Despite the seemingly dark subject matter the album is never maudlin, instead opting for a more positive approach that gives the album a breezy quality.
Positives: Pure pop fun, relatable songs
Potential Barriers: A bit basic
Sample Track: “Strangers” has a great chorus.

Sweater Collection by Lo Lo (Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Carly Rae Jepsen, Tori Kelly, overusing the term "bop"
Description: I can’t pretend that Lo Lo is breaking any barriers or blowing any minds, but she’s been consistently putting out catchy pop music and really, what else are we asking for? She has the good sense to keep the tempo up: her debut EP is all bright, breezy pop songs that are fun and don’t overstay their welcome. Her style is refreshingly straightforward, with clean production and vocals delivering the catchy hooks and choruses we expect from good music. The album has a distinctly spunky attitude, but the vibes buried beneath the cheer are darker and lend the EP a bit of an edge. She’s got good energy that helps her music go down easy, I’ve gotten a LOT of mileage out of these songs.
Positives: Short and sweet, really addictive pop songs
Potential Barriers: A little basic
Sample Track: “Yours” is the kind of adventurous, catchy song pop artists dream of releasing.

Symptoms by Ashley Tisdale (Electropop)

  • For Fans Of: Marina, Hilary Duff, basic bops
Description: While she hasn’t been in the spotlight as much as her contemporary child stars Ashley has been out there living her best life and aging gracefully, and it shows on this album. It’s a more thoughtful album that reflects on her experiences with struggling to find happiness in love, utilizing a gentle approach to electropop that feels very fresh and trendy. You won’t find the trashy club bangers of her youth here, and as much as I love those I’m glad she gave us an album that feels authentic to who she is and where she’s at in her life right now. It’s refreshing to hear a mainstream pop celebrity release a collection of mature pop songs about learning to get in touch with yourself and your emotions. It’s not the most ground breaking album in existence but I find it very cozy and reassuring to listen to.
Positives: Wholesome, relatable content, nice chill electropop
Potential Barriers: Kind of basic
Sample Track: “Feeling So Good” is the penultimate song of the album, and a mild banger.

U D D by Up Dharma Down (Indie + Dance)

  • For Fans Of: The 1975, Fickle Friends, night drives and neon lighting
Description: Their music is almost impossibly slick, with every synth pad and bass lick perfectly calibrated for their vision of a genre defying album that fuses indie rock, soft disco, synth pop, and jazz. Offering up danceable tracks and slow jams in equal measure this album is radio friendly and welcoming to fans of pop but still has a free spirit and an indie edge that’s incredibly compelling. This is the soundtrack of late nights, both the kind spent out and the kind spent alone. An air of nostalgia permeates the album, both in the ’80s-esque sound palate and in the lyrics, which handle former pain and new beginnings. These songs will touch your heart and make you wistful even as you dance to the bouncy grooves offered but by the band.
Positives: Unique dance vibes, emotionally intelligent lyrics (many of which are in English), no bad songs
Potential Barriers: Kind of long, some of the songs are in Tagalog
Sample Track: “Never” is a hard hitting, synth drenched track with a bit of a funky kick to it.

Ugh, those feels again by Snoh Aalegra (R&B + Soul)

  • For Fans Of: Amy Winehouse, Sade, music to sing along to on a lazy Sunday morning
Description: This album feels like it’s going to become a classic. Every song on here is distinct and memorable, but it’s also the kind of album you can just put on and vibe with. Snoh Aalegra creates r&b at its fullest potential, blending in styles like hip-hop, gospel, and soul to add further flavor to her work. She doesn’t have to raise her voice to make a point (her smoky voice is perfect for the genre), instead bringing songs to life with an emotive, almost theatrical touch. There is something of a thematic arc to the album, beginning with songs about new love and ending with songs about old pain, and she nails it every step of the way with her earnest lyricism and the cinematic production. Listening to this album you’ll find yourself nodding your head, tapping your foot, and feeling all gooey inside.
Positives: Super easy to listen to, silky and smooth
Potential Barriers: Not everybody likes r&b I guess?
Sample Track: “I Want You Around” is gorgeous and romantic, such a calming piece of music.

Was It Even Real? by Olivia O’Brien (Moody-Pop)

  • For Fans Of: Halsey, Due Lipa, being kind of burned out on everything
Description: “Generic” is not a dirty word, but Olivia O’Brien still has a few tricks up her sleeve. Most of the album is anchored in a very modern acoustic/trap fusion sound, but depending on the song she can either veer entirely acoustic or lean into full on dance pop. It’s a somewhat scattershot approach to genre that works out well and stays cohesive thanks to the strong lyrical/thematic focus. It’s definitely an album written by a nineteen year old because a lot of the songs concern being fed up with boys, fake friends, and partying, but as cliched as it sounds she actually has a knack for lyrics that make these experiences sound relevant and relatable. It’s dark, but it manages to raise itself above just being depressing through smart songwriting choices. Given the broad variety of songs on this album there are songs to listen to when you’re feeling sad, when you feel like dancing, or both.
Positives: Balances moody and upbeat sounds well, relatable content, strong pop album
Potential Barriers: Some of the tracks are rough, might be too “generic” for some
Sample Track: “Just A Boy” is a spunky little ’80s disco number.
And that's it! There’s also a quick list of 28 more albums in the comments! Please share your thoughts on any of these albums, or any albums you felt went under the radar, down below.
Also check out my 57 Overlooked/Underrated Songs From 2019 post as well because there's stuff on there that didn't make it on here.
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2020.01.03 16:37 sconce2600 The List: 2020

Edit 4/9/20: The lineup potentially leaked on the official website, bold names denote the names leaked (this may change upon an official release).
This is a list of acts that are potentially playing OSLs 2020. I intend to update this list via edit from now until the lineup drop. If you want to add someone to this list just comment below and I will modify the list and credit your handle next to the edit. If you want to find someone in particular quickly I suggest you use ctrl F.
POTENTIAL HEADLINERS
POTENTIAL UNDERCARD:
Playing five tracked festivals
Playing four tracked festivals
Playing three tracked festivals
Playing two tracked festivals
Playing one tracked festival
Added by users, not currently playing any heavy crossover festivals so far
The following have appeared at OSLs once before but have not released new material since their first stint and are therefore less likely to appear in 2019 (To date only Beck and Vance Joy have returned WITHOUT new material, making the following acts much less likely)
The following is a list of bands that have played OSLs more than once and the gaps between return performances, considering only five acts have ever played OSLs three times, all acts in this section should be considered less likely than acts that have played OSLs once or never. Note that no act has ever returned quicker than a three year gap, Givers, Fantastic Negrito, and Big Boi were all makeup performances for prior year cancellations.
Headliners
Threepeaters
Three year gap
Four year gap
Five year gap
Six year gap
Seven year gap
Eight year gap
Ten year gap
The following are past lineup drop dates, all lineup drops from 2012 to 2019 have occurred on a Tuesday:
ACTS CONFIRMED PRIOR TO LINEUP DROP:
Clement Marfo: cracked via bigpavelski35 from a Twitter clue video posted by OSLs Twitter.
Orville Peck
Zhu
Tyler, The Creator
Brittany Howard
The Hu
The 1975
Below are names on the potential lineup leak that occurred on 4/9/20 on the official Outsidelands website that were not included on either list:
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2019.11.21 03:22 PRCritiques Meet the Designer: Sergio Guadarrama

Meet the Designer: Sergio Guadarrama

Sergio Guadarrama, 36


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New York, NY
Instagram: @celestinocouture
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Bio:
Sergio Guadarrama’s roots are in the Lone Star state, as he grew up outside of Austin. He describes himself as the odd one out in his family because the rest of his siblings are soccer players. At four years old, he asked his mother for a fur-lined trench coat and began creating couture looks for his cousin’s Barbie dolls out of his grandmother’s discarded lacy undergarments. His mother recognized this knack for creativity and supported him by buying a sewing machine. This passion led him to attend both FIDM and FIT. In 2005, two years prior to his graduation from FIT, he began his line, Celestino. The aesthetic of Celestino is a classic silhouette with a modern twist. Sergio has been designing everything from menswear to avant-garde couture pieces on his own, and he has not put any limits on himself as to what he creates. Sergio also wants to bring awareness to sustainable and ethical fashion in a world where fast fashion dominates. Celestino has appeared in an impressive amount of national and international publications such as Vogue, Vogue Italia, People Magazine, Forbes, and New York Magazine. His clothing has graced celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, and Indya Moore, and most recently he designed Billy Porter’s 2019 Tony Awards show-stopping red-carpet look.
Bio and picture are provided by BravoTV.com and can also be seen here.
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2018.12.06 09:22 LuckyDuck99 A Fool's Paradise.

Midweek. It had been a while since Nipper had been able to collect his thoughts in his kitchen. Outside, the rain continued it’s relentless fall as it had done now for close to two solid weeks. More was on the way...... Far away the wider city was awash with litter, fools, drunks and enough water to drown a Camel. Not to mention four foot tall blondies with crazy massive insane fucking furry hoods playing with phones and eating kerbabs. But that’s another story...... 👀
In his kitchen Nipper himself was currently embedded. Nipper was tired. Nipper was weary. Nipper was tired and weary of the rain, the cold, being alive, fighting a hostile universe, the internet, thoughts of his parents, his past, living in a consumerist society that put buying above all else. Nipper was tired and weary of SJW’s and what they had done to pretty much everything at this point in history. He was tired and weary of being told he had privilege and every event, well every bad event in history was personally HIS fault. He was angry, pissed off and fed up. In other words Nipper was his usual self.
The last few weeks had been draining and that continued unabated. The very latest outrage just a few hours ago was the Google Chrome 71 update that fucked up the tabs. Sure this had first come about months ago but there was a flag that could put it back to normal then. Now that, as Nipper knew it would, had been taken away like so much else in this life and he was stuck with this new bullshit. He got mad, he hopped on Reddit and headed straight for the Chrome page to make an angry post but when he got there he found others as in all areas of his life had beat him to it. Nipper carefully read all the comments looking for a way to put it back. There was of course none. Nipper was ready to go Nuclear and then...... he caught himself. He remembered. It didn’t matter. In a few months/years it would be changed again and so would everything else. YouTube. Facebook, hell even Reddit. It happened every single day. Change and no way to stop it or put it back.
So instead of screaming the place blue he instead just accepted it and moved on. He made no angry post and he did not start smashing stuff up. Tomorrow something else would be different and the day after that and the day after that and so on and so on. This is how it was and would always be in a never ending universe in constant flux. Nothing could be held on too and it was SHEER AND UTTER FOLLY TO TRY. It was like trying to catch the wind. Let it go people. You’ve got to let it all go. Everything you are afraid to lose in this life you have to cut out anyway because lose it you will sooner or later.
Sure this was only a little thing but when you’ve got lots of these little things day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year it piles up. First world problems right? Right but a problem is still a problem same way a pork pie hat wearing arsehole is still an arsehole no matter the colour of the hat.
Nipper had come to understand that to survive in this life you had to basically die first. What he meant by this was that it was madness to form any kind of attachments to anything. Pets, chicks, places, possessions, people, anything. All would blow away on you in time and you’d be left alone. Better to cut the anchor yourself before the universe got the chance. Nipper learned this lesson far too late in life to put it to any meaningful use but still he had finally learnt it and now it allowed him to let things like this wash over him rather than kicking up a firestorm.
Nipper had also hoped his recent battles with reality would be a hit and run attack, but alas he had since come to understand that was not going to be the case. Oh no. The universe was once again going all out on his ass. Nipper had been through cycles as he liked to call them like this before. It never ended well. When cycles like this targeted you all you could do was run and that wouldn’t do any good, but it was all you could do, well that and scream ( which again wouldn’t do any good.... ) Cycles like this could go on for six to eight months before finally lifting. It would seem this is where Nipper now found himself in a cycle of unrelenting fuckery.
Nipper wasn’t happy about this but he wasn’t as mad about it as he should have been either partly because every single day people younger and older than him were dying and would continue to do so. Then he remembered that he lived in a universe that itself was dying and nothing he did or didn’t do would count for a single atom of shite in the end. And finally he remembered he didn’t like being alive on an overcrowded planet full of arseholes he had nothing in common with anyway and so knowing his luck he’d survive. He always survived while others fell.
Nipper was also long past caring about chicks, even chicks with jet black hair..... and even the thought of pursuing one hadn’t entered his mind in weeks. True, that could be down to the non stop fucking rain and cold that he was currently dealing with or it could be he just didn’t give a fuck anymore. Ah whatever, right?
So here he was reflecting and catching up on semi recent news stories that once again demonstrated the ironic and sinister nature of a cruel and unforgiving reality. In what seemed like a rare moment of having a WORKING internet Nipper began documenting the key ones that caught his eye.......
Kim Porter was dead!
Who?
That had been Nippers first reaction as well.
Turns out she was some sort of Instagram ( oh my fucking God!!!! ) famous model and had turned out four kids before leaving this planet behind at the age of 47. See, this, THIS is why Nipper was more laissez fair about reality. It was all pointless. For everyone. Cause of death was so far unknown. Never a good sign. Suicide. Unlikely he thought. More likely some other horseshit that would come out months from now. Either way her story was done. She came. She copied part of herself four times. She died. The end. When the last atom of reality burns away it will still have all been for nothing.
Next up........
Missionary killed by crazy ass tribe on a remote island for trying to teach them about Jesus. Good Lord thought Nipper! Or maybe not in this case it seemed..... 👀
Turns out a brainwashed fool ( thanks to his parents....... ) thought it would be a good idea to spread the word of the lord to this primitive and highly aggressive tribe that had killed before. And got away with it. Even though it was forbidden to go on to the island by fucking law. Of course this guy knew better. Damn, thought Nipper, last time he’d seen arrogance like that he’d been looking in a mirror. That wasn’t one of this guys better ideas as it turned out though and he got an arrow or twenty to the chest for his trouble before being dragged to shore and then buried on the island. Guess God didn’t want these guys to know about him after all.......
Oh well what is it that they say thought Nipper, those who can’t teach. ( Wait, do people really say that??!!?.... )
On the plus side in death he had become internet famous. He would live on now as a meme on Facebook and forever be inducted into the hall of fame there. Nipper had seen dozens of these memes already. Truly we live in a golden age he thought as he rolled his eyes.
The real culprits were of course the parents for brainwashing their kid to believe in fairy tales ( and folks better hope they are fairy tales cause if they aren’t blood really will flow should Nipper ever meet any of these deities... ) This was the end result. You couldn’t make it up thought Nipper as he shook his head.
Next......
Spongebob Squarepants was dead!
“Man, what the actual fuck!!!!” Screamed Nipper.
Or at least his creator Stephen Hillenburg was. “FFS sake said Nipper, fifty seven, all that cash and he was only fifty seven.” “Fucking hell bastard son of a bitch universe that you are.”
Again this drove home the point that it was pointless getting worked up about this reality. It would do what IT wanted and YOU got NO say in it. It was like you are in a car but the car was driving YOU, not the other way around as it SHOULD BE!!!!! Women in Russia were living to 108 and they had lived lives harder than diamonds. Yet a multi millionaire was dead at 57. It don’t make no fucking sense boi!!!!!!
Finally the curse of Grindr had reared it’s ugly head once again.
The gay sex app was well known for a string of high profile serial killer style murders in the past and that trend now continued only this time with a twist.......
Seems a hubby was tired of his wifey and so having got on Grindr via his SMARTPHONE he had hooked up with a guy in of all places Oz ( Nippers eyes almost shot out of his head!!!!! ) The end result of all this gay sex was that hubby killed the wife and made it look like a robbery to cash in on her insurance policy worth a cool two million quid. Man what the actual fuck thought Nipper. My arse ain’t worth shit and dis bitch was worth two million, man fuck me!!!! It don’t make any sense. What the actual fuck!!! Of course the hubby was a total fuckwad because if he’d had just ONE atom of sense in his head he’d have known that NO insurance policy ever pays out NO MATTER WHAT! As a result the hubby got caught and was now heading his arse not to Oz to get fucked but to jail to get fucked by pipe of a different caliber........ 👀
Nipper couldn’t hep but raise a smile. He knew this made him look bad but really some of these people really did bring it on themselves, they didn’t need any help from the universe and this arsehole was one such fool.
There are RULES in life and the absolute NUMBER ONE rule is this.

Don’t fuck with insurance companies.

You CANNOT and WILL NOT win.
Wanna kill the wife/hubby, go ahead but don’t go taking out dat life insurance before hand Boi cause they will have yo arse. I’m telling you son. Don’t fucking do it.
Nipper felt there were more news stories to be found but it was silly late as usual and he was tired as usual so he felt it best to wrap up here like Meg Ryan had once said.......
Ah, it was a crazy ass universe and yet this is where Nipper found himself. Here, in this Charnel house waiting for his turn to come around and boiling mad enough to tear reality in two if anything should survive death. This is just how it was. Crazy, yes. Stupid, oh yes. Pointless, most certainly. But humanity just couldn’t and wouldn’t stop fucking so it would go on until the last day and no one seemed to be able to make the connection about that. Nobody seemed to understand it was pointless and futile. Nipper shook his head once more. What a strange place to wake up and find ones self in he thought........
As Nipper scanned the weather reports it seemed days more of rain was forecast and Nipper was pretty fucking mad about that. And indeed a LOT of other things. But he refused to give the universe what it wanted. He refused to rise to it’s baiting. After all even when this current cycle passed there would always be something else in it’s place. There always was. The human animal could never be at peace. Should it even find itself in such a place the boredom of it would drive it to seek out problems or actively create them in order to occupy it’s mind. This was the true madness of being alive. You always, ALWAYS had to be in motion. Hence Nipper’s chick chasing back when it was 56 days of dry in the so called summer in his country. If problems weren’t chasing you, you would just go out and chase problems. Rest was never an option. You, like everything else in reality always had to be changing and in motion.
Nipper had always felt like he was just passing through this life like a traveller. For so long he had weighed himself down trying and failing to get reality to bow down before him. Now he just tried to survive each day. As he discarded as much as was humanly possible. More problems awaited him, of that he knew. He would fight them. Win or lose it didn’t really matter because win or lose other problems would await further ahead and so on until death.
Then.... well then the real game would begin............
The City. Three AM in the morning............
The mist hung low and the cloud almost touched your head as the fine rain continued to fall as it had done now for over twelve hours straight. The city was in a rare state of near silence. If Nipper had been there he would have loved it but he remained many miles away deep in thought.....
A milk wagon was heading out to deliver it’s milk even though this was the 21st century and things like FRIDGES and 24 HOUR SHOPS had been invented this strange pursuit had somehow stuck like LP RECORDS!!!!!!!
The Milkman ( odd how women didn’t seem to want THIS job..... ) was of course wearing earbuds and listening to his SMARTPHONE. He had the Spotfly app on and was rocking to Republicas non hit album Speed Ballads.
Earlier that day his long term GF had broken up with him because she felt he wasn’t giving her enough attention. But what he didn’t know was that she was secretly fucking his married brother while he was out delivering all this fine quality milk. Perhaps that was for the best. After all if he had known, well lets just say that Grindr guy could well have had an extra room mate........
Far below in the sewers the rats were running wild as the rain water poured endlessly down on them from the drains high above. In one corner a mother rat gave birth to a litter of newborns and the cycle of life continued. Other rats hurried about, their only goals being to CONSUME and REPRODUCE..............
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6410375/Kim-Porters-cause-death-listed-deferred-death-certificate.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46286215?fbclid=IwAR2MyAc3Tth21eD-p6cbG0e50NCYqvKnDjOzBC3eNCzsq0kH-XqUqG2_974
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/nov/27/spongebob-squarepants-creator-stephen-hillenburg-dies-57
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-46453025
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2018.09.26 22:16 MrSaxobeat2000 5th Place Instagram Ranking

I just noticed there are alot of fan favorites in this group. No one's really hated except for Devin and Rio and that's kinda died down.

1 - Jessica Serfaty (@jessicamichel) - C14 - 663K

2 - Devin Clark (@devinljclark) - C22 - 106K

3 - Shei Phan (@shei_p) - C21 - 77.1K

4 - Rio Summers (@officialriosummers) - C24 - 71K

5 - Fo Porter (@fopopps) - C12 - 30.5K

6 - Sundai Love (@sundailove) - C13 - 22.6K

7 - Kristin Kagay (@kristinfkagay) - C19 - 20.3K

8 - Cody Lee (@rar3cod33) - C23 - 8.5K

9 - Kim Stolz (@kimmystolz) - C5 - 8.7K

10 - Camille McDonald (@camillemcdonald) - C2/17 - 7.2K

11 - Kasia Pilewics (@kasiafierce) - C16 - 5K

12 - Furonda Brasfield (@furonda) - C5 - 3.4K

13 - Kesse Wallace (@mskesse) - C1 - 1.1K

14 - Chris White (@ft.minx) - C5 - 1.1K

15 - Norelle Van Herk (@norelle_griffith) - C3 - 550

16 - Brittany Hatch (@corinnehatch) - C8 - 500

17 - Christina Murphy (@christina_fashion) - C4 - 260

18 - Michelle Babin (@michelle.babin) - C7 - 97

19-21 - Heather Kuzmich C9, Katarzyna Dolinska C10, Elina Ivanova C11

*Technically, Heather & Katarzyna have an Instagram (@heatherkuzmich - @katarzynadolinska) but I'm pretty sure they're fake.
*Elina did have an IG (@elinavasilyevna) but it got deleted.
*If I counted Cody & Tash's joint account (@tashandcody), they would be 6th with 25.4K.
*Kesse is strange. Her account page isn't available if I use one of my accounts, but mskesse is there when I try to use my second account. Probably a glitch.
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2016.12.18 15:18 emememaker73 The Week In Review: Suburban News of the Past Week (12/18/16)

Sunday:
NORTH:
∙ 1. Complaint prompts removal of apparent racist, pro-Trump banner in Libertyville (Chicago Tribune)
∙ 2. Warren Township High School's O'Plaine campus to host 'hackathon' in January (Daily Herald)
∙ 3. Lake Zurich drama club's production 'Love/Sick' chosen for Illinois High School Theater Festival, running Jan. 5-7 at UIUC (Daily Herald)
∙ 4. Lake Zurich reports sales-tax receipts running ahead of projections (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST
∙ 5. Elgin man identified as third suspect in shooting outside Hoffman Estates sport bar (Daily Herald)
∙ 6. Paragon Theaters to get new vertical sign along Arlington Heights Road to increase its visibility (Daily Herald)
∙ 7. Mount Prospect to hike water rates by 4 percent (Daily Herald)
SOUTH
∙ 8. Calumet City alderman sues mayor, five other aldermen, alleging his civil rights were violated because he can't run for mayor in face of voter-approved term-limits referendum (Northwest Indiana Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 9. One Center Township teen killed, another injured in single-vehicle crash along CR 600 West (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 10. Chairman of LaPorte County Republican Party chosen to fill LaPorte County Board vacancy (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 11. Lake Station Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 153 takes 40 needy kids shopping for Christmas (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 12. Lake Station seeks $2.5 million in tax-anticipation warrants to meet operating expenses (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
∙ 13. Analysis of Illinois Lottery shows grand prizes for 23 scratch-off games weren't awarded since 2011 (FOX 32)
Monday:
NORTH
∙ 14. Family drops lawsuit against Mundelein High School after officials acknowledge failing to comply with state law requiring schools to have suicide-awareness/prevention plan (ABC 7)
∙ 15. Waukegan middle school put on lockdown after false report of person with a gun (FOX 32)
∙ 16. Altered Snapchat photo prompts investigation into apparently false threat at Skokie Elementary School District 73½ building (WBBM AM 780)
∙ 17. Chicago Department of Aviation grants Lincolnwood a noise monitor to determine if air-traffic sounds are loud enough to qualify the village for noise-mitigation programs (Chicago Tribune/Lincolnwood Review)
NORTHWEST
∙ 18. Cary-Grove High School junior scores perfect score on ACT (ABC 7)
∙ 19. Cardinal Blase Cupich delivers Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines (NBC 5)
∙ 20. Off-duty Hoffman Estates firefighter spots house fire in Elgin, rescues occupant (FOX 32)
∙ 21. Lake in the Hills woman indicted on charges of stealing at least $20,000 from Huntley senior-living community where she used to work (FOX 32)
∙ 22. Prospect High School football team donates $15,000 to Shriners Hospital in memory of teammate's twin who died in 2008 (ABC 7)
∙ 23. Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle to be keynote speaker at Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration Dinner on Jan. 12 in Hoffman Estates (Daily Herald)
∙ 24. Buffalo Grove Public Works Department re-accredited by American Public Works Association (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 25. Woman, dog rescued after falling through ice into pond on Aurora's west side (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
∙ 26. Batavia's mayor to run for 10th term in office (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST
∙ 27. Tinley Park doctor convicted of Medicare fraud, sentenced to 40 months in prison, must pay $1.5 million in restitution (CBS 2)
SOUTH
∙ 28. Spring Grove man killed at Chicago Deep Tunnel project in Summit (ABC 7)
∙ 29. Judge puts stop to Harvey mayor's attempt to kick four alderman off the city council, saying the move violates state's Open Meetings Act (Chicago Tribune)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 30. Indiana State Trooper uses CPR, Nalaxone to save Crown Point man injured in single-vehicle crash along I-80 (CBS 2)
∙ 31. State Representative's car reported stolen from the Glen theater in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
Tuesday:
NORTH
∙ 32. Chicago woman arrested in Alaska for allegedly stealing $357,000 from Niles company where she used to work (Chicago Tribune/Niles Herald-Spectator)
∙ 33. Libertyville considers liquor license for jazz/acoustic-music venue in village's downtown (Daily Herald)
∙ 34. Armed robber arrested after heist at First Bank and Trust in Skokie (FOX 32)
∙ 35. Developers eye properties at Route 60/83 and Midlothian Road, Route 60/83 and Route 176 for commercial, mixed-use developments (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST
∙ 36. Hoffman Estates Village Board recommends Cook County tax incentive to help Ace Hardware open store at Golf and Higgins roads (Daily Herald)
∙ 37. McGrath Automotive Group buys Barrington Volvo, to rename dealership McGrath Volvo Cars of Barrington (Daily Herald)
∙ 38. Former Arlington Park president Steve Sexton dies in Texas at age 57 after brief illness (Daily Herald)
∙ 39. Killdeer man arrested for burglarizing car in Arlington Heights (CBS 2)
∙ 40. Woman robs Huntley Jimmy John's at gunpoint (CBS 2)
∙ 41. Former rector at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines who was removed for 'inappropriate' relationship with another man moves back to Mexico (NBC 5)
∙ 42. Elgin man sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting girl at Elgin park (FOX 32)
∙ 43. Rejected $130 million referendum likely to be issue in race for Palatine Township Elementary School District 15 school board (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 44. Naperville man convicted of 1995 arson and murder seeks new trial, claiming that fire-science engineers disproved his claim on how fire started (Daily Herald)
∙ 45. California-based 24 Hour Fitness withdraws proposal for 24-hour gym at former Dominick's site in Carol Stream (Daily Herald)
∙ 46. Mid-America Raceway hopes to revive interest in slot-car racing at Ogden Mall in Naperville (Daily Herald)
∙ 47. Endangered red-flanked duiker born at Brookfield Zoo (ABC 7)
∙ 48. DuPage County Sheriff's Office seeks Addison man for series of burglaries (CBS 2)
∙ 49. Broadview police find man shot after report of shots fired; victim pronounced dead at Maywood hospital (NBC 5)
∙ 50. Cousin pleads guilty to assisting man, girlfriend murder Oak Park woman in Bali (FOX 32)
∙ 51. Hinsdale man arrested for second time in a month after attempt to rob Hinsdale convenience store (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 52. Geneva City Council reverses decision, will allow liquor-license holders to run for office (Daily Herald)
∙ 53. Indiana Prairie Unit School District 204 board agrees to seek bids to sell 25 acres of land previously set aside for new middle school (Daily Herald)
∙ 54. Former Aurora woman sends clay angels to thank Central DuPage Hospital staff for caring for her after losing three fetuses during pregnancy (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST
∙ 55. Joliet man dies after being shot Dec. 9 in downtown Joliet (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 56. Worker killed at 'Deep Tunnel' project site in Summit was struck by all-terrain vehicle during snow-plowing operations (CBS 2)
∙ 57. Norovirus suspected in 50 people sickened at Orland Park banquet hall (ABC 7)
∙ 58. Worth man arrested for burglarizing car and stealing credit cards in Oak Lawn (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 59. Greek diner Zorba's Restaurant in Highland closes after nearly 40 years in business (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 60. Munster native starts T-shirt-design company that highlights Northwest Indiana region (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 61. Nonviolent drug offender from Highland granted clemency by President Obama after 18 years in prison (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 62. Judge says Gary man 'tortured' 5-year-old son, sentences father to 40 years in prison for child's death (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
∙ 63. Casino association report claims new Pokegon gaming facility in South Bend will cost Indiana $350 million (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 64. East Chicago police seek leads in theft of tires, rims from an SUV parked in a South Shore Line parking lot (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 65. Crash on I-80/94 near Burr Street in Gary slows traffic (Northwest Indiana Times)
Wednesday:
NORTH
∙ 66. Grayslake gives tentative approval to Okabe Co. for office/manufacturing building to lure company away from Vernon Hills (Daily Herald)
∙ 67. Driver safe after pickup crashes into icy Pike River in Kenosha (WGN TV)
∙ 68. Chicago-based Blackstone Group acquiring Plaza del Prado in Glenview as part of $1.8 billion purchase of Swedish pension fund's U.S. real-estate portfolio (Crain's Chicago Business)
∙ 69. Round Lake house destroyed after fire started in garage; firefighters save Christmas presents (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
∙ 70. Fox Lake roommates plead guilty: one to possession of child pornography, the other to possession of controlled substances (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST
∙ 71. Eight-screen Cinemark movie theater opens at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee (Daily Herald)
∙ 72. Man wearing construction vest robs Bank of America in Mount Prospect (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 73. Lake in the Hills man accused of defrauding church friends of money given to him to refinance mortgage (Daily Herald)
∙ 74. Transportation union for Elgin Area Unit School District U-46 asks board not to outsource jobs to private transportation company (Daily Herald)
∙ 75. Inverness woman wins federal court case in Kansas, allowing her to keep bag used to collect lunar samples that she bought at auction for $995 (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 76. Centre of Elgin fitness facility sees nearly 24 percent rise in memberships after renovations; city to raise user fees (Daily Herald)
∙ 77. Prospect Heights approves 24-hour gas station next to Arlington Heights neighborhood concerned about traffic (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 78. Gino's East opens restaurant in Rosemont Village Hall, after 12-year absence from community (Daily Herald)
∙ 79. Glen Ellyn Park District board approves $250,000 budget for installation of lights at Newton Park, despite neighbors' objections (Daily Herald)
∙ 80. Aurora alderman convicted of shoplifting won't run for second term (Chicago Tribune/Aurora Beacon-News)
∙ 81. Aurora man caught stealing packages from porches near his home (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 82. Aurora, state officials say new U.S. 34 bridge over Canadian National railroad improves safety at long-deadly crossing (Daily Herald)
∙ 83. Kane County Board approves settlement for former Kane County sheriff's deputy who claimed he was fired to prevent him from challenging former sheriff in 2012 election (Daily Herald)
SOUTHWEST
∙ 84. Suspect in fatal January 2016 shooting in Lockport captured in Georgia (Chicago Sun-Times)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 85. Amerilodge Group LLC seeks to have residential lot on U.S. 20 in Portage rezoned to allow for new hotel next to Holiday Express Inn currently under construction (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 86. Three people found shot in front yard of home in 3600 block of Van Buren Street in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 87. Portage delays Airport Road stormwater-ditch enclosure project until U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues permits (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 88. Police seek East Chicago man for Dec. 7 robbery of gas station (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 89. Man shot in leg after confronting another driver who'd been tailgating him in East Chicago (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 90. Highland employee charged with driving snow plow while drunk, resulting in crash with utility pole (Northwest Indiana Times)
Thursday:
NORTH
∙ 91. Lake Zurich Middle School woodworking club creates 100 toy cars for less-fortunate kids (Daily Herald)
∙ 92. Driver of stolen car dies after car crashes into Round Lake Beach retention pond; two passengers taken to hospital (Daily Herald)
∙ 93. Deerfield-based Baxter to acquire India-based Claris Injectibles (Crain's Chicago Business)
∙ 94. Illinois Tollway budgets $10 million for study of Route 53 extension; former director calls for end to environmental study (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST
∙ 95. Premature baby that weighted 14 ounces at birth is released after seven months at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights (ABC 7)
∙ 96. Person dies three weeks after Des Plaines house fire (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 97. Carpentersville to spend $70,000 on entrance to Andres Bike Park (Daily Herald)
∙ 98. Former Lake in the Hills deputy police chief charged with sexual abuse of Crystal Lake girl (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 99. Man robs TCF Bank in Stickney (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 100. Rosemont opts out of Cook County's mandatory higher minimum wages, sick days (Daily Herald)
∙ 101. Elk Grove Village Board to rescind resolution supporting Gov. Rauner's 'Turnaround Agenda' as threat of lawsuit hangs over it (Daily Herald)
∙ 102. Westmont police: Man tried to lure 13-year-old girl into car near 55th Street and Wilmette Avenue (ABC 7)
∙ 103. Intersection of Madison Street, Route 53 and Hill Avenue bridge reopen in Lombard (Daily Herald)
∙ 104. Elk Grove Village promotes deputy fire chief to replace recently retired predecessor (Daily Herald)
∙ 105. Naperville officials may place referendum to combine Lisle Township, Naperville Township road districts (Daily Herald)
∙ 106. Lombard TGI Fridays to be demolished to make way for Sam's Club; Egg Harbor Café closes Yorktown Center location, open new restaurant in Oak Brook (Daily Herald)
∙ 107. Candidate for Naperville Township road commissioner withdraws from race as Naperville pushes plan to consolidate road commission with Lisle Township (Daily Herald)
∙ 108. Batavia native and NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager loses battle with leukemia (Chicago Tribune)
SOUTHWEST
∙ 109. Joliet man arrested after leaving messages threatening to kill DuPage County judge, blow up Westmont police station and kill its chief (FOX 32)
SOUTH
∙ 110. Three people killed, two others injured after car crashes into parked vehicles in Posen (Chicago Tribune)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 111. Zuni's House of Pizza in Highland, Rusted Oak Gentlemen's Boutique in Valparaiso to close (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 112. Lake County sheriff's sergeant put on desk duty after being found drunk at Crown Point restaurant (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 113. BP Whiting refinery completes one of largest maintenance projects in facility's 127-year history (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 114. Crown Point residents facing 19 to 25 percent increase in utility rates as city works toward wastewater-infrastructure plan (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 115. State extends rebate on Indiana State Toll Highway rates through Feb. 28; company that runs toll road hasn't decided what to do after that (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 116. Three gang members charged with murder of state witness at Gary restaurant in 2010 (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 117. Two suspects sought in armed robbery of a Walgreens in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 118. Prospective robbers flee LaPorte gas station after clerk activates alarm (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 119. Parents demand answers after racist graffiti found in boys' bathroom at Andrean High School in Merrillville (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
REGIONAL
∙ 120. New Cook County state's attorney raises minimum limit for charging people with felonies in shoplifting cases to $1,000 or if offender has 10 previous individual felony convictions (Chicago Tribune)
Friday:
NORTH
∙ 121. Libertyville-Vernon Hills High School District 128 spending $201,000 on replacement of fire sprinklers that could have been replaced for free because of recall that expired years ago (Daily Herald)
∙ 122. Park Ridge pharmacy robbed of narcotics at gunpoint (FOX 32)
∙ 123. Waukegan man sentenced to 10 years in prison for beating and threatening relative, killing three dogs (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
∙ 124. Gurnee police seek information on vehicle possibly connected to home burglary on Dec. 10 (FOX 32)
∙ 125. Lake Zurich High School principal announces plan to retire at end of 2016-17 school year (Daily Herald)
∙ 126. Libertyville Elementary School District 70 working on project to add gym, classrooms and parking at Rockland Elementary School (Daily Herald)
NORTHWEST
∙ 127. Elgin pastor, wife, United Pentecostal Church International sued over sexual harassment by parishioner he excommunicated (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 128. Aurora mother donates to Elgin shelter in son's memory as she awaits trial of man accused of his murder in Elgin (Daily Herald)
∙ 129. NTSB: Rob Sherman may have been flying his experimental plane at night, against FAA regulations (Daily Herald)
∙ 130. Arlington Heights Elementary School District 25 to borrow $31.9 million to help pay for building projects, including work already under way (Daily Herald)
∙ 131. Algonquin approves $5.6 million property-tax levy for 2017, 2.3 percent lower than fiscal year 2016 (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 132. Documents added to case file show man who set activist's tent on fire in Naperville was formerly a Chicago police officer (Chicago Tribune/Naperville Sun)
∙ 133. Class at West Chicago elementary school uses technology to read books with students from Thai school (Daily Herald)
∙ 134. Man convicted of bludgeoning deaths of five Riverside housewives in 1960 at Starved Rock State Park to remain behind bars after request for parole denied (Chicago Tribune)
∙ 135. Winfield Elementary School District 34 hires Downers Grove Elementary School District 58 curriculum director as new superintendent (Daily Herald)
∙ 136. Student at Naperville middle school disciplined after bringing pocketknife onto bus (Daily Herald)
∙ 137. President of Lisle investment firm (a Warrenville resident) indicted on nine counts of securities fraud and one count of defrauding a client (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 138. River Forest branch of MB Financial robbed (Chicago Sun-Times)
∙ 139. Oak Brook mansion once owned by Chicago White Sox star Frank Thomas sells for $2.3 million (Chicago Sun-Times)
SOUTHWEST
∙ 140. Gas line in Homer Glen repaired after house explosion, evacuation (ABC 7)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 141. Three-vehicle crash at CR 400 South and U.S. 35 in LaPorte sends eight people to hospital (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 142. Winfield town marshal suspects reckless hunters in shotgun damage to vinyl fence, garage in Winfield (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 143. East Chicago police officer faces repercussions after allegedly Snapchatting about federal raid (NBC 5)
∙ 144. Gary man sentenced to 85 years in prison for murdering friend in 2014 (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 145. Portage initiates eminent-domain procedure to take ownership of Dombey Lake property for new park (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
∙ 146. Cook County clerk: Donald Trump received the fewest votes for any presidential candidate in county's history (Chicago Sun-Times)
Saturday:
NORTH
∙ 147. Village of Antioch, St. Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church go to court over requirement for handicapped accessibility, drinking fountain at resale shop (Chicago Tribune/Lake County News-Sun)
∙ 148. Evanston election board meeting postponed after city clerk becomes ill (Chicago Tribune/Evanston Review)
NORTHWEST
∙ 149. Elgin VFW Post 1307 considers selling building as attendance declines (Daily Herald)
WEST
∙ 150. 315 high-end apartments that features dog park to be built along Royce Boulevard near Oakbrook Terrace (Daily Herald)
∙ 151. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory co-founder Dr. Edwin Goldwasser passes away at age 97 (CBS 2)
SOUTH
∙ 152. Markham residents facing loss of homes as city targets 35 properties for redevelopment (Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown)
NORTHWEST INDIANA
∙ 153. Munster Police Department launches senior-welfare-check program (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 154. Man, woman charged in armed robbery and criminal confinement of State Representative from Gary, vehicle theft and fraud for using official's debit card (Chicago Tribune/Post-Tribune)
∙ 155. Merrillville-based Lakeshore Public Media ends run of Lakeshore Kids Channel as PBS prepares to roll out PBS Kids next month (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 156. Woman fatally shot on Saturday afternoon along 3600 block of Van Buren Street in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 157. Chicago man sentenced to 83 years in prison for killing pregnant girlfriend in Highland in 2011 (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 158. Man charged with shooting three people, one of whom died, on Dec. 2 in Gary (Northwest Indiana Times)
∙ 159. Winding Creek Cove Park in Michigan City to be converted into learning center for students with an eye on science careers (Northwest Indiana Times)
REGIONAL
∙ 160. State Representative from Skokie calls for seat belts on school buses in wake of Chattanooga bus crash (Daily Herald)
∙ 161. Cook County Jail officials try to figure out how inmate was able to keep laptop in cell long enough to record homemade talk shows on it (CBS 2)
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2016.05.31 16:06 brukVcs Self confidence and the role of society

The Kardashians are ruining children. Maybe it’s not that extreme, but as Kylie gets another lip injection, and as Kim posts another censored naked selfie; the self confidence of teenagers plummets. Nowadays everyone wants to blend in because standing out is not seen as a positive thing in today’s society. As teenagers grow into adulthood, they are majorly affected by what is accepted in society and what is not. Self image plays a main role in a teenagers confidence, and can affect the way one grows into an adult.
Society nowadays determines and demands many aspects in a teenagers life; such as balancing athletics, grades, friends and family. Is beauty one of these demands? Teens and young adults are pressured to fit to the qualities that society wants. They are being lead to question whether their body image is more important than their health. Some things that lead them to question this are through social media, eating disorders, and cosmetic surgeries. Is society demanding beauty for teens and young adults? Common citizens change their admirations as decades pass. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, we exercised and dieted excessively to reach the twiggy model image. We now know that this is unhealthy and bad for your body. In the 1990s and present day, we have started to accept our own body shapes. On top of that we also aim to work out and to be healthy and toned. People nowadays realize that being extremely skinny is very unhealthy and has many bad side effects. A few of these are a stop of menstrual cycles, difficulty conceiving children, loss of calcium, and lack of energy. “Thin is in the eye of the beholder.” People may see themselves as skinny and they may be ten pounds overweight. Others may see themselves as fat and they may be ten pounds underweight. A well toned, fit body is found to be the most desireable (Marx). Social media is a huge factor of teens and young adults issues with their body image. Sites like Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. all can lead to eating disorders, self esteem issues and even self harm. Teenagers are very insecure about themselves. With the pressure of being as thin and fit as those on social media, teens can become more and more insecure and self conscious. Because of this, social media mostly has a negative effect on teens and young adults views on their body images. Normal, healthy people look at beautiful thin people on social media and cannot manage to match that ideal body image. In magazines you’ll see skinny women and toned men. On television, women are always beautiful and skinny. Recently, producers have begun to cast women of all shapes and sizes to show that size and shape do not matter. Yet, some producers are against this; especially producers of advertisements. Do these producers think their shows and advertisements will get less popularity if they have bigger women rather than thinner women (Morant)? An example of a social media that has affected women for decades is the Barbie doll, in terms of Barbie websites and Barbie movies. Barbie started as something for children to look up to and show their independence through. Now people are questioning whether it is a realistic role model for the young to look up to. There are many positives about the Barbie doll like giving children the opportunities to choose their barbie’s way of life. Children are able to decide which job their Barbie has, their Barbie’s marital status, family members, clothing etc. On the contrary, there are many negatives as well. An example of this is the Barbie’s unrealistic body image. Scientists have determined that if a human actually had the body of a Barbie doll, they would not be able to perform proper body functions such as menstruating and bearing a child. Do barbie dolls show children that looks will make you successful? The Barbie company has pondered this question and came up with a solution to prove that Barbie is not all about the looks. The solution is the “Happy to be Me Doll.” This doll has more proportional body sizes, coming with different skin colors and heights. The only negative thing about this idea is that when it hit the shelves, it did not sell. The skinnier and prettier barbie doll sold over the one with a realistic body size. While Barbie tried to solve the problem of body image through their Barbie dolls; they may have just made the issue worse. Now there is proof that skinny and pretty doll is more appealing than the short and ethnic doll. Is the Barbie doll encouraging the young to criticize their own physical attributes (Pendergast)? Social media has a huge impact on self image. In the Netflix documentary “Bigger, Faster, Stronger” by Chris Bell, Chris shows a story of him and his brothers growing up. The brothers tell their story of how their role models affected their lives growing up and as an adult. Throughout their childhood and manhood, the Bell brothers watched wrestling religiously. They watched famous people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Spallone win wrestling tournaments on television. By watching their role models beat up people left and right, the Bell brothers aspired to be as strong and famous as them. They began to work out religiously at the gym, multiple times a week. Chris’s brothers began taking steroids to make themselves look bigger and have bigger muscles. Chris never took steroids, but watched his brothers win lifting competitions while he was not able to keep up with their strength. Chris could not achieve muscles as big as his brothers nor be as strong as them because he did not take steroids. This was discouraging for Chris, but he knew that taking steroids was not the right thing to do. Recently, one of Chris’s brothers passed away due to a steroid overdose. Just because he wanted to be as big and strong as one of his role models from his childhood television, he let steroids take his life (Bell).
An eating disorder is a disease and can branch from many things such as self esteem issues and social media. There are many different types of eating disorders like fasting, binge eating, anorexia and bulimia. In magazines, billboards and on television, producers use gorgeous skinny models to advertise their products. This shows the audience’s that if you are pretty and skinny, you can be one of these famous models advertising beauty products or clothing lines. Females and males have a hard time matching the thin ideal that they see so often. This can lead to starvation, eating disorders, low self esteem and more. Some magazines are beginning to have only attainable body images featured so people do not feel like they are held to the standards of being so skinny (Morant). Does the Internet encourage eating disorders? Many females are being put in the hospital because of eating disorders. These girls are mostly aged from 10 to 15 years old; the age where girls are most vulnerable and uncomfortable with their bodies. The pressure of social media is toxic; people are pressured into posting photos of themselves online. Not only do people compare themselves to famous people online, but they are known to compare themselves to their peers pictures as well. Some social media sites have pro anorexia pages on their websites. These pages affect those who are already vulnerable to an eating disorder. Pinterest has taken steps to stop users from being able to search for content relating to eating disorders. This site has blacklisted a set of words pertaining to eating disorders. One of these words is “thinspo” which is short for “thinspiration,” which blends the worlds “thin” and “inspiration.” “Thinspiration” encourages unhealthy body images and tells young adults that it is better to be thinner. When people search words like these, they receive zero results and the following warning, "Eating disorders are not lifestyle choices, they are mental disorders that if left untreated can cause serious health problems or could even be life-threatening." Tumblr has also gotten rid of posts that promote eating disorders, self harm, and suicide. Most of these concepts have been effective to remove negative content from these websites (Barnett). Along with social media and eating disorders, cosmetic surgeries also affect the need of teens and young adults to be beautiful and skinny. Plastic surgeries are usually performed for medical reasons like to treat birth defects, remove skin blemishes, acne scars, or birthmarks. But nowadays ordinary people are getting cosmetic surgeries to change a body part to look more appealing. Cosmetic surgeries also are used for tummy tucks and liposuction. Nowadays, people are getting cosmetic surgeries to make themselves look younger or enhance their appearance in other ways, usually focusing on the face and areas where fat forms. Famous people involved in acting, modeling, media, and politics are most common to have some sort of cosmetic surgery performed. This raises their attractiveness, which raises their self-confidence, and then they believe that they can have more success in their jobs and in their lives (“Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery”). People nowadays see Barbie’s face and body as perfection, and they strive to look like a Barbie doll themselves. Actress Pamela Anderson died her hair blonde and enhance her breasts to resemble A Barbie doll. As she rose to fame, she was seen as being as perfect as a Barbie. Doing this lead Anderson to use her beauty as a tool for success. There is a very bizarre case where a woman named Valeria Lukyanova changed her body so that she is actually identical to a Barbie doll. This woman has undergone multiple cosmetic surgeries to her face and body so that she could resemble a real life Barbie doll. There is also a famous transgender named Giselle Lazzarato, who has not only undergone many surgeries to change from male to female, but also she has had many surgeries to have the perfect face and body shape (Pendergast). Self-esteem is the value and degree of worth that a person attributes to his or her self image, it encompasses both self-confidence and self acceptance. People develop a picture of themselves through their everyday lives; through peers, family, school, society, peer pressure, and interaction with others. Having a high self-esteem is seen as positive, while having a low self-esteem is seen as negative. Those with high self-esteem are likely to have been praised more often than those with a low self-esteem. Being praised too often can be a bad thing because it can lead to a big ego. Those with low self-esteem are more likely to be involved with drugs, alcohol, and delinquent behavior. Self-esteem issues can be related to eating disorders and general health problems (“Self-esteem”). There are many solutions to the issue of society demanding beauty that have taken stand and that can take stand in the future. Some of the past solutions are sites like Tumblr and Pinterest blocking the search of certain words on their websites pertaining to eating disorders and self harm. Another solution is big companies using plus size models to advertise their products. This shows young adults that being skinny will not give you fame and fortune. My solution for the issue of society demanding beauty is more positive advertising by using models whose bodies have flaws instead of perfect, skinny models. Because young adults are always on social media, I believe that fixing this issue through social media will affect the way that young adults act about their weight and size more than any other way. There are many people in my grade that do not necessarily have the most ideal bodies; but they are not ashamed by it. These people love themselves and are confident no matter what people say about them. I believe that if people like this came together and made a club or organization it would get a lot of attention and affect many young lives. These organizations could focus on showing people to be confident with their bodies and respect themselves. Society determines many aspects in anyone's life. Body image and self image are big factors of this. Teenagers and young adults both are affected by society under these terms. They feel obligated to be skinny and pretty like society shows teenagers and young adults are. They want to live up to the expectations of society. With time and reassurance, teenagers and young adults will realize that the way society wants them to look is not the way that they should look. Body image should not affect one’s life to the point where they are having eating disorders or self harm. Self esteem issues from body image are very serious and can be life threatening. Although society does demand beauty at some times, at this day and age teenagers are realizing that body image does not matter; as long as the person is happy with themselves that is all that counts. Teenagers now are stronger and more independent than ever, and will not let a skinny, toned body image control them. Works Cited
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2014.06.04 22:12 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I am Eva Chen, editor in chief of LUCKY magazine. Ask me anything!

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Hi Eva - Thanks for taking the time to do this AMA! I’m vaguely obsessed with your Instagram, but it always leaves me wondering: When do you eat the apple? I usually eat the apple either at 11 AMish before I get REALLY RAVENOUS FOR LUNCH or around 3 PM as an afternoon snack!
It's just after 11 AM here on the west coast - I'm going to grab an apple to stave off hunger in your honour :) thanks for answering! How do you like them apples? :) Enjoy!
Hi Eva- I think you're a great editor with amazing style (and a fantastic Instagram account). How do you respond to criticism that working in fashion, particularly fashion magazines, is only for the children of the wealthy? Do you do anything to promote the hiring of lower-income prospective editors? I don't really look for people from a specific income bracket when I hire. I am looking for articulate people with a palpable sense of drive/hungefashion knowledge/LUCKY excitement and capability more than anything else. I am a first-generation American, as are many other staffers here. It's more about what you can bring personality-wise versus what your last name is at LUCKY.
I recently graduated college with a degree in Neuroscience, but like you, decided to forgo the science route to pursue my passion in beauty. I will begin working in product innovation at a large beauty company in a few days and could not be more excited. However, four years of college has permanently engrained phrases like "make a difference," "help others," and "make the world a better place" into my head, and I sometimes worry that my career pursuits are not going to fulfill these lofty pleas. I am wondering if you ever dealt with this type of crisis, and was hoping you could lend some advice on how to deal with this tug-of-war between wanting to follow dreams of my own and feeling like I need to do something more beneficial for the world? Congratulations and applause on your bravery. It's tough to make a change/pivot in that way, I know first-hand. I think there's a way to combine your two passions. There are amazing companies that combine the two—think of brands like Warby Parker, Tom's, Yoobi (a new one), Yes to Carrot, etc. And there are different ways to help people. Sure, fashion isn't curing cancer. But there are so many charities that the industry supports—think of the impact it's had on AIDS awareness, for instance. And think of the way the beauty industry has embraced charities like Dress for Success and Breast Cancer Awareness. I suppose what I'm saying is where there's a will, there's a way. And I know you can do it.
Hi from the Birchbox Team, Ms. Chen! We are dying to know—how do you keep up with all of your social media accounts (including talking to all of your fans!) AND run an insanely successful style magazine? Give us your stamina secrets! xo. Oh, haiii! Nice to see you on reddit, ladies! Well, honestly, I'm not sure how I do it all but I do? I suppose it helps that I genuinely love social media AND magazines so it doesn't ever really feel like work. And I find time to do both by just being structured about my hours... When I'm in a cab, for instance, that's prime tweeting/Instagram time. When I'm walking down the Lucky hallway, that's prime Instagram-stalking time. Did I say stalking? I meant... savoring :)
Eva, THINK FAST! You have $100 to spend on a fashion-related object. What do you buy? On one object? Well, geez, that's a hard question. I'd rather go to ASOS or Topshop and buy many objects: a pouch (use as a wallet or clutch), statement earrings or a cat watch (Charming Charlie has a good one), and a crop-top from Topshop to wear with my high-waisted skirt. The latter is an item I have on this very moment and basically I bought them in every color when I was in London. It was $18!
Hi Eva! Thanks for having this session! I just want to know, in the industry, is experience (i.e. internships) or qualifications (Master's degree etc.) more valued when looking for editorial or writing jobs? Also, thank you for being such a fashion inspiration to us all! <3. Master's Degree: Not so much, although I have one. I got it when I was working at ELLE at the time and wanted to go "as a hobby" (that was ill-advised. Craziest 18 months of my life until I got this job at Lucky). It was a good experience though, in terms of learning to write quickly, identify the lede/kicker, etc. And I think if you are dying to go to graduate school, you should. There's something lovely about devoting yourself to learning. I wish I could go back to school still. Maybe for an MBA or Hogwarts.
In terms of the best preparation for working at a magazine, it's interning. It's a tough market for interning now as many companies are re-evaluating their programs. I'd advise starting local/small before coming to NYC for an internship.
And practice makes perfect. Write, write, write. Even if it's for yourself. You'll discover your voice and POV that way.
Hi Eva - who is your favourite up-and-coming designer? Ack, that is an impossible question because there are so many! I have been obsessed with the shoe designer Gianvito Rossi lately—his shoes are SO COMFORTABLE, I can basically jog in them. MSGM makes cool street wear that's in-between luxury-luxury and downtown-cool. Dion Lee I haven't had the pleasure of wearing yet, but I love how modern it is. Trademark is a brand everyone-everyone-everyone at Lucky LOVES and everything is under $500.
Hi Eva! I remember seeing the interview you did with Huff Post and reading that it's taken you 10 years to solidify your voice. Did you ever feel like your writing wasn't good enough and wanted to give up? If so, what kept you motivated? Any advice that your mentors passed on to you that helped you along the way? Thanks! I never was, like, "Oh, I should give up" but there have definitely been moments where I've been like "Oh my gosh, I am only three steps above a third grader in terms of coherency." I think what kept me going is just knowing that it would work out and knowing that the more I write, the better I'd get. That's the light at the end of the tunnel—remember that always.
Hi Eva never expected to see you on reddit but while you're here I'll ask away. I credit you for landing a job in the fashion industry. I currently work for a local designer in upstate ny and I'm also a photographer. my longtime boyfriend is encouraging me to move in with him right outside the city which we both think could be a great career move. I'm really nervous because I feel like I have nowhere near the amount if credentials as the people I would be competing with. Do you think there's room for me in the biggest fashion capital and if so what should my next step be?? Take that leap of faith. It might be tough in the beginning but NYC will likely open more doors for you because there are more opportunities and you'll build a network. It sounds scary but I think you'll find it worth it.
I work full-time in social media, but I absolutely love to write and I've written for a few places, it's basically a second job. But, I also need to have time for myself and to enjoy other things so that I don't burn out. I was wondering, how do you manage to do everything and still have hobbies outside of the office? And, how do you avoid burning out? Burnout is a hazard for everyone in this day and age when we're connected 24-7-365. I think I stay sane by doing, um, very little on weekends that involve work. I try to save that time for friends and family on the weekends. Also, I try not to do too much at night. And I get—this is where people are going to like, WHAT?!—nine hours of sleep of night on average. Sleep = the secret.
I am a fan of your Instagram, esp the travel skincare/beauty posts. What are your top travel skin/beauty favs that you can't leave NY without. Also how do you pack ALL of that?! Your toiletry bag is a must to Instagram next HA! Thank you :) My toiletry bag is pretty impressive, I have to admit. Basically I have several (huge) Ziploc baggies at home of travel products and they're organized by category at home. And when I travel I put what I need in the toiletry bag and when I get home I resort them. Yes, it's a crazy system. So when I travel, I always bring the following:
Makeup wipes.
SPF.
Ridiculous amounts of body lotion since I have the driest skin in the world.
Multi-use products like Nars The Multiple or Benetint.
And I often pack products where I'm like 1 inch away from being done with them so that I can toss then while I travel. I don't know why, that makes me super happy.
Hi Eva! Thanks for doing this, and I think you are a great example and leading light in the fashion industry. However, I wonder how what your feelings are regarding editor gifting? Do you think it taints the media and information the consumer receives? An example being if you got a new face wash with new Jimmy Choos does that mean that face wash will get into the magazine regardless of its quality? I think that the editors who cover a product solely based on gifting probably are not exercising their best judgement. At the end of the day, we have to remember the magazine is for the readers/readers' service, not for our own personal closet. Our editors are a smart/sensible/great bunch. I feel Lucky (there's that pun again, sorry) to work with them!
Hi Eva, how did you get your start in the magazine business? Can you tell us more about your career development from starting in the industry to where you are now as editor in chief of Lucky? Hi there! This link answers your question, I believe! Feel free to ask followup questions :) Link to www.businessoffashion.com
How did your roles at Teen Vogue, ELLE, and other various publications helped you revamp Lucky Magazine? What do you think is the secret to creating awesome content for the publication and coming up with fresh ideas each month? Thanks! xx. I think life in general is an aggregation of experiences and, of course, working at Teen Vogue and ELLE under great EICs like Amy Astley and Robbie Myers were great experiences. I even think my time as a pre-med student working for 9 embattled months at a law firm were good experiences. Everything teaches you something, if you know to look for the lesson.
I think the secret to creating content is listening to the ideas of staff. Lucky is a great collective of stylish minds and I trust them to have some great ideas! And they never disappoint!
Hi Eva, I hope you don't mind multiple questions. who are your favorite designers at the moment? And where do you typically get your style inspiration? What made you decide to get into fashion and running a magazine? Hi there! Part I of your question I tackled earlier but MSGM, Public School, Trademark, and Etre Cecile are a few more of my favorite new lines! I get my style inspiration from so many places: living in NYC and being lucky (excuse the pun) enough to travel, my coworkers at Lucky have next level style, and Instagram! I love seeing what people around the world—whether I know them or not—are inspired by.
In terms of what made me decide to run a magazine... That wasn't really something I actively sought out, actually. I always sort of just worked hard/my best at what I was doing, whether it was beauty director at Teen Vogue (where Amy Astley the EIC there was a huge mentor) or a freelance writer, and just sort of assumed that things would work out and I'd be happy. I suppose I'm an optimist that way. I never thought I'd be in this position and am so grateful every day to have it.
Any general advice for Asian-American women aspiring to be successful in industries such as fashion/entertainment/etc.? Thanks for doing this AMA! You're an inspiration. SPEAK UP, DON'T UPTALK, AND BE THE SQUEAKY WHEEL!
Hi eva! how does it feel to be not only one of the youngest, but also the first asian-american editor-in-chief of a well-known fashion magazine? It was very surreal in the beginning, to be honest. There were moments at fashion shows when I'd ask myself (in my mind, not out loud... not to sound crazy:)) "What am I doing here?" But I've gotten a bit used to it by now and, TBH, it's still pretty amazing/surreal. I would love for there to be more Asian-Americans in media/magazines. I'm involved with the AAJA. And I'm not the only one—there's also Janice Min and Joyce Chang. But hopefully more more more to come. And I know these are not fashion but every woman needs a great concealer (sigh).
Also, what are some classic pieces of clothing that every woman should have in her wardrobe? And every woman should have these things in their closet: *a "gee-whiz-I-look-great" dress that makes you feel like a million dollars. One that you can wear to the office and to a wedding, with the right accessories *a pair of high heels you can actually walk in that you can wear to the same events above. I'd suggest a classic pointy-toed pump or a minimalist sandal like Stuart Weitzman's Nudist.
Eva, daaarling, (your name just lends itself to that phrasing) whats your favorite thing about your new(ish) role as EIC??? Happy editing! Hello, darrrling (that is fun to type, you're right). Hmm, there are many, many things I love about my job but honestly nothing has been more satisfying than working with the stellar team at Lucky to make the changes to the magazine. Lucky is a magazine that I so loved when it launched and bringing a new perspective of street style and personal style to the magazine has been really gratifying. Every letter I get from a new reader basically is a testament to the team we work with—the photographers, stylists, models, editors... Go, Team Lucky!
Hi Eva. What do you think makes a fantastic fashion writing? And who are your favorite fashion writers/critics? I love it when people have original voices and opinions and they're not just, like, reporting on what happened in a straight-forward newsticker way. My favorite fashion writers include Robin Givhan, Cathy Horyn, Leandra Medine, and Imran from Business of Fashion. And, honestly, I love following people on Twitter as well to get a sense of their personality! I've discovered some great potential talent that way.
I'd love to hear in your words, what do you think distinguishes Lucky from other magazines in this vertical? Well, the new Lucky has a focus on street style and personal style. When Lucky launched, the great Kim France created a magazine like nothing else in the US. It basically had a great, crazy-comprehensive sweeping view of products. Say there was a story about the best shoes of the season. There would be 100 pairs of shoes on a page and—wow—I remember looking at it and being like "yes, please." The difference these days is that e-commerce exists and when you want to see eye candy of 100 pairs of shoes, you go to Shopbop or Amazon.com/fashion and type in "shoes". So what we are trying to do differently is: A) curate and be specific about what we love. B) have a voice. Be down to earth. Editors have had an ivory-tower sort of feeling to them for decades. Lucky editors are NOT this way. We're the ones that you can talk to at a cocktail party and ask "Hey, where's that top from? C) we have a sense of humor (I guess that's sort of similar to B) D) place a premium on personal style. You'll see that in the people we choose for covers, you'll see that on our pages.
I could go on and on on this topic but 100+ questions to answer... :)
Hi eva! Huge fan of your instagram and twitter feed :) always look forward to your fashion week posts too! Just wanted to ask.. what was the first luxury item you bought yourself and do you still use it? Also whats your favorite spot for bubble tea in NYC? :) Kung Fu Tea is my favorite! And the first luxury item I ever bought for myself was a Gucci (it was the 2000) bucket hat. I actually ended up losing that hat when I was studying abroad in England and one of the signs that my husband was a keeper is that he literally retraced my steps to find the hat for me (and found it). He will probably be embarrassed that I told that story, but there you go.
I want to know what you think it takes to be the EIC of a top fashion magazine? What are qualities you see in yourself or your peers that you believe to be paramount to your role as editor in chief? I think it takes an ability to listen, manage efficiently, and a great team. The last part is the most important. You are only as strong as your team and if you have a team you trust, you are able to work 1000% better. And I think having an open mind and curiosity are important too!
What do you look for when hiring interns? What can I do to stand apart when I am going to apply for my first internship? When hiring interns (although Conde Nast is on an intern hiatus at the moment as they re-evaluate the program), I look for someone who clearly knows/loves Lucky and seems on top of things, professional (it's okay to be a fangirl for the magazine but try to stay calm and collected) and can multi-task. A good attitude is key as well!
Can you talk about what you’re looking for in an editorial candidate (experience skills, etc.) and how to ace the hiring process at Lucky? Well, it depends what department you're applying to. Of course, different departments require different skills (ie: art/graphic design, fashion/a knowledge and love of designers, beauty/a sense of experimentation, etc). But overall, I look for someone with a great passion for communication, efficiency, ability to multi-task, and a sense of humor.
Hi Eva! Obsessed with Lucky and your fabulous Insta account. What are some of your favorite jewelry brands under $100? Thanks! Oooh, so many! I love CatbirdNYC.com, I just discovered a new line called One Six Five jewelry—I got a great super thin band from them—and I have a chain necklace from Charming Charlie that is major. It looks like a giant ID bracelet. I haven't figured out when I'm wear that yet but I'm biding my time...
How has the fashion magazine industry changed since the rise of blogging? do you think the two will eventually work together, or will one make the other obsolete? I think that the best magazines are ones that react to the times—and I hope to keep Lucky that way. We try to work with bloggers and shoot them often—so far we've shot bloggers like Leandra Medine, Emily Weiss, Tamu McPherson, Nicole Warne, Alexandra Spencer, Hanneli Mustaparta, Phil Oh, Susie Bubble... the list goes on. I see it as a symbiotic relationship, 100%
Nice to see you on Reddit, Eva! Which fashion trend would you say is the most underrated of 2014 thus far? CULOTTES. MULES. HOBO BAGS. The frumpy ones. And, of course, they're the ones that we love the most at Lucky.
What are your absolute all-time favorite clothing pieces? I have a Topshop moto jacket I bought almost a decade ago that I still wear all the time. It was black when I bought it and at this point it's basically a blackish-grey hue from being worn so much. I've worn it to black tie galas, I wear it on the weekends, I've worn it in pouring rain... Everywhere! I think I'll have it forever and I'm sure one day, if I ever have a daughter, she will steal if from me. I also love all the Marc Jacobs in my closet. He is one of my favorite designers of all time... I feel like he perfectly captures the energy and spirit of NYC.
Do you think spending more necessarily means better quality? There are things in my closet from Zara and Topshop that I love as much as Proenza Schouler and Marc Jacobs. I think it's about looking for things that you think will last and you'll be able to wear for ages.
Hi Eva! Page Six reported that Lucky was rumored to be on the chopping block at Conde Nast. Link to pagesix.com What is the long term viability for fashion magazines and is paid content the solution to diminishing circulation numbers? That rumor was a rather silly one, if you ask me, because it came out the same day that a truly storied magazine—Ladies Home Journal—basically did fold. The magazine industry is going through an evolution right now, there's no doubt about that. The reality is that the way people consume media and are entertained is really fragmented these days. Lucky's readers also are on Instagram, reddit, Twitter, Netflix, HBO Go, etc etc... What we as magazine editors have to do is create content you can't get anywhere else. The good thing, though, is that fashion magazines have always provided that—and I think the longterm viability of fashion magazines in particular is great because we are doing exactly that: you won't see a shoot with Candice Swaenpoel and Patrick Demarchelier and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele just on Instagram. That exists in a magazine in 8 delicious pages and it's something to savor and return to over and over.
In terms of paid content, well, magazines have done that in the form of advertorials for decades. It's always been a thing magazines have done. For me, I always just want to make sure it's done in the right way. Luckily, our publishing department/business side does a great job of it.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck? One horse-sized duck. I'd distract it with stale bread and then capture it then with a lasso made out of adamantium
Hey Eva -- beauty PR lady popping in here :) What's the best way to pitch you and your staff at Lucky, and what are some general tips for how publicists should work with beauty editors? I would be specific about your pitch, don't blanket the staff with question or email everyone... Know what makes Lucky different from other magazines and what we're looking for. And don't call—email is the best way! The beauty editors are rarely at their desk because they're out at events or desksides or out and about... so email email email!
Hi Eva, I love that you make time for reading on the weekends! What are the top 3 books you've read in the last few years? I love the Miss Peregrine series, Art of Fielding was really good (was not expecting to like a book about BASEBALL), and I keep trying to read the JJ Abrams book but, oh boy, it's complicated and bits keep falling out. I use the hashtag #Saturdaybookclub on Instagram so you can follow along there!
How would you describe your own personal sense of style? Evolving and eclectic and constantly inspired by the great city of NYC and Lucky editors!!
What is the one beauty product you cannot live without? Eyelash curler. My lashes are straighter than a ruler.
Hi Eva! I know you're a skincare fiend, so have you tried any new items recently that have blown you away? Also, I'm on the hunt for a new clay mask and I'd love a recommendation! Thanks so much! I started using a new line called Aurelia Skincare, it's English/organic/lovely and I am obsessed! I think it's only sold on Net-A-Porter. In terms of masks... so many. I just used Jurlique's Herbal Recovery last night. I don't know why I like it so much—maybe it's the little bubbles that burst on the skin that remind me of bubble tea? But it's very refreshing. Just like bubble tea. Darn, now I'm craving bubble tea.
Grumpy cat or doge? GRUMPY CAT FOR LIFE!
Hi Eva! What is something about being a magazine editor that most people don't know? Btw you're an inspiration to budding fashion girls everywhere! Thank you so much! Well, I think most people think of magazine editors and picture, well, The Devil Wears Prada, Ugly Better, 13 Going on 30. Sigh, if only life were that glamorous! There are really fun/cool moments in my life but a lot of my job is sitting in front of my desk with my Warby Parker glasses on editing text, running meetings, making things go smoothly!
Hi Eva, I love the work you've done with Lucky so far and I always enjoy seeing you on GMA! Since you have such a big presence in the media/fashion, do you think being Asian American influences or impacts the work you do, if any? Being a first-generation American is ingrained in my soul and is a key part of who I am and a big part of what drives me. My parents—immigrants from Taiwan/China—sacrificed so much to give me what I have and I think a lot of my work ethic comes from them. I hope that more Asian youth feel empowered to pursue their dreams—no matter what they are. I work with a group called APEX in NYC to help further that message.
My name is Richard Karcher and I am currently a recent graduate that is pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry. I was wondering what are the crucial steps that I should be taking to land my first full-time job in this highly competitive industry? Thank you so much for your insight! Research, research, research. Don't apply to jobs blindly, think about the places that you would truly be a good fit. Ask for informational interviews. Remember that for every 10 people you email, MAYBE one or two will write back. (Try to) Develop a thick skin. Be patient. And reach out to your school/alumni office to try to find people who might be able to give you an "in" into the industry. And if that doesn't work... make your own way.
Good afternoon, Eva! I'm curious, how tall are you? I'm guessing pretty tall since you never look short around models, not even when you're around Karlie Kloss. See ya on Instagram. :D. I feel short next to Karlie! I'm 5'8.5 and I do pilates once a week to try to hit 5'9. Haha, sigh.
Hi Eva! You travel so so much. How do you balance your personal life with such a demanding career? Also, what are you 5 most memorable/favorite restaurants? I answered the first question of yours a few posts up. In terms of favorite restaurants, oh boy, you asked for it: *Maialino/NY *ABC Kitchen/NY *Shanghai Cafe/NY *Blockheads/LA *Sugarfish/LA *Gjelina/LA *Chipotle/EVERYWHERE :)
Hi Eva - fellow editor here! How do you handle your pitches? I seem to be inundated by constant PR pitches and inbox is overflowing. Create responses to common pitches in your "signatures" and use them liberally. That is my now-not-secret secret.
What is your favorite icecream flavor Miss Chen? Mint chocolate chip and basically anything from Sundaes and Cones on 10th Street and 3rd Avenue.
Eva, what are your must-read books (non-fiction)? Also, how can I meet you? I'm a TV host covering lifestyle/fashion/beauty for Tribune Broadcasting's nationally syndicated morning news show, and would love to collaborate with your mag somehow! I am often at events for Lucky magazine and a lot of people come to meet me and the team at Lucky! So I suppose that's the best way unless you happen to see me on the street. Must-read books for non-fiction... The Things They Carried had a huge impact on me when I was younger. Simple and evocative and haunting.
Do you ever think that grumpy cat could be dethroned by a bulldog with a particularly mean/stern face? Impossible.
Hi Eva! Thank you for doing this AMA! 1- Before having a good interview, how does one GET the interview? I've found this is one of the hardest parts. I don't have the resources or time to intern for free but am dying for the chance to prove myself in an entry/mid level position. 2- What is the most important part of an outfit? 3- When you go to fashion events, who is one person you always look forward to seeing? 1) One gets the interview by being persistent and really reaching out to every single person in your network. Your mom's sister's best friend's cousin's dogwalker's hairdressers exboyfriend's sister. That person could work in the industry and give you your big break. You never know. And fortune really favors the bold, so reach out to people out of the blue too. Make your own connections. 1.5) You will likely need to start form the entry level, it is very hard to get a midlevel job without having done the entry level one. 2) The most important part of an outfit is your attitude ;) 3) I always look forward to seeing my husband when I go home. But outside of that, I love seeing Leandra Medine, Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, Tamu McPherson, and Wendy Nguyen.
Good Afternoon Eva! I'm a student in D.C. and I was wondering do you ever think about moving to another city other than New York such as London, Tokyo or Los Angeles? I lived in Los Angeles for a hot minute last year when my husband was working on a big project. We lived in Venice and it was glorious. As a student, I think NOW is the time for you to take a leap and to try something new. Once you settle into a careecity in your late 20s, it's harder to break out of your comfort zone. Go forth and explore now, it will never be something you regret.
Hi Eva, its great that you are so accessible...best way to link your magazine to your audience. I've noticed that you wear a jade bangle in all your photos...never saw you without it...what's the significance ? My parents gave that to me when I was 20 and I haven't taken it off since because 1) I love my parents and it makes me think of them every time I see them and 2) because I physically can't take it off because I guess my hands have gotten bigger (or something) and it doesn't fit over my hand anymore. Ah well, good thing I love it.
I love that you and the Lucky staff are such big fans of Game of Thrones! (not sure if I know a group of women who love it more than your Lucky posse does) If you could re-write the ending to Game of Thrones (books and show), what would it be? #GOT4evaz. My personal POV on how the show will end is Daenarys and Jon Snow: A Song of Fire and Ice. They will live happily ever after and breed dragons for a living. I have a feeling that is not what is going to happen though, given the author's prediliction for sticky endings (case in point: Oberyn Martell)
Who is your female style crush and what's the best outfit you've seen on her to date? Female style crush: Rihanna and her nearly-nekkid dress at the CFDA Awards. Listen, if you had a body like that, wouldn't you basically dip yourself in crystals and walk around naked as well? Hmmm...
What is some advice for someone who wants to get into journalism and enjoys writing but didn't major in journalism in college? Link to www.huffingtonpost.com
This link should answer your question! :)
Hi Eva! I love you!! My question is - do you ever get stressed and how do you deal with it? You must be one of the busiest, most productive person in the world and yet your social media posts always show you laughing, joking and enjoying life. How do you even do it? I am so impressed! I do get stressed but I think I have a fairly even keel. It takes a lot to stress me out. Maybe because I think there is a solution to almost every problem!
Hi Eva! I have a serious concern: is it my imagination or are baggy, 80s-style, high-waisted jeans making a comeback? They are... Embrace the dark side AKA mom-jeans.
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