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Woman raids wedding of man she is already married to

<p>A woman has raided the wedding of a man who she claims she is already married to after he reportedly told his wife he was heading out of town for work.</p> <p>Video footage of Abraham Muyunda, from Zambia, shows the father-of-three about to wed his loved before his hysterical wife stormed the church and demanded the ceremony to abruptly end.</p> <p>His bold plan was exposed after his wife caught wind of his secret ceremony by one of his neighbours, the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.zambianobserver.com/video-angry-wife-storms-husbands-wedding-disrupts-ceremony/" target="_blank">Zambian Observer </a></em>reported.</p> <p>His wife then rushes to the church with video footage showing her trying to halt the ceremony.</p> <p>“This wedding can’t go on … this man here is my husband,” she says while marching up the aisle.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838269/wedding-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f484d1633fbb40bc9959500aacc5a83f" /></p> <p>Guests can be heard gasping in the background as the groom looks on with his hand on his chin.</p> <p>The footage showed no reaction from the new bride while Mr Muyunda’s alleged wife attempts to approach the couple before being stopped by the bridal party.</p> <p>“This man is my husband. We haven’t divorced,” she told him.</p> <p>She added: “we never quarrelled … I don’t know what is happening here”.</p> <p>She was seen carrying a baby in a papoose strapped to her back.</p> <p>She also reportedly had her other children in tow as she stormed into a Roman Catholic church in Chainda, an area of the capital Lusaka.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838268/wedding-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/246ea1709c0d4d54a983ab7cb7bbc57f" /></p> <p>Local media write that Mr Muyunda was taken to a police station, with his bride allegedly aware he was married.</p> <p>Reports claim Mr Muyunda could be charged with bigamy, and face up to seven years in jail.</p> <p>The UN states that Zambia has two different marriage systems.</p> <p>One system is based on customary law and the other on modern statute law.</p> <p>The latter does not allow for polygamy, and anyone who tries to get married under statute law when they already have a husband or wife is liable to prosecution.</p>

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Kylie Minogue to wed in Australia?

<p>Recent reports are swirling that Australia’s pop sweetheart Kyle Minogue may be heading downunder to marry her partner Paul Solomons in 2021.</p> <p>Having dated the creative director of British <em>GQ</em> magazine since 2018, 52-year-old Minogue appears to be very happy – and according to sources quoted by New Idea, the couple is in a coronavirus “love bubble” in London and have been discussing marriage.</p> <p>So that she could be surrounded on her big day by hometown friends and family, the source claims Minogue wants a Melbourne wedding – but would not return if it was unsafe to do so.</p> <p>“Family is so important to Kylie, so she wants her mum and dad and siblings to be at her wedding,” said the source. “She and Paul are monitoring the situation in Victoria closely because they obviously want to wait until they can fly home safely and not put anyone else at risk.”</p> <p>After going public with their relationship, Minogue and Solomons were photographed out and about at various events before COVID lockdown struck – including Glastonbury Festival in 2019 and a British Film Institute event celebrating the work of actress Tilda Swinton earlier in 2020.</p> <p>Minogue’s previous high-profile partners have included INXS rocker Michael Hutchence, Lenny Kravitz, French actor Olivier Martinez and <em>Neighbours</em> co-star Jason Donovan.</p> <p>In 2016 Minogue announced she was engaged to English actor Joshua Sasse, but the engagement was called off in February 2017.</p> <p><strong>IMAGES</strong>: Kylie Minogue / Instagram</p>

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Bride blinded by her own wedding flowers

<p>After picking wildflowers from her Nebraska, US, property for her upcoming wedding day, Christine Jo Miller had a reaction that sent her entire Big Day spinning into chaos.</p> <p>In a series of TikTok videos, Christine explained how those wildflowers caused a violent poisonous reaction on her wedding day. She thought it would be romantic to use the beautiful flowers, so in the days leading up to the wedding she picked enough to fill an entire truck – completely unware of how poisonous that type of Snow-on-the-mountain wildflower can be.</p> <p>The night before the wedding, the bride and her girlfriends spent the evening arranging the wildflowers with white roses and baby’s breath. And when Christine woke up on the wedding day, she found her face covered in a dreadful rash caused by the sap residue.</p> <p>Posting a photo of herself lying on the floor, she wrote: “I started feeling sick and feverish from the pain. So I did the cucumber trick and slept while I got my hair done.”</p> <p>But while she’d covered her eyes in slices of cucumber, Christine was horrified when she realised she’d lost her vision because her face was so swollen.</p> <p>After being rushed to the nearest emergency room, matters only got worse for Christine as it was Labour Day weekend and the ER wasn’t open. Despite receiving no treatment for the allergic reaction, Christine was determined to go ahead and walk down the aisle.</p> <p> “I wasn’t dying,” she wrote, “So I thought I just needed to suck it up. Tried to do make-up – was in too much pain so I ended up sleeping until my mum said it was time to put my dress on.”</p> <p>Once the vows were complete, Christine was immediately taken to hospital and given eye drops, pain medication and a steroid shot. Later at the reception, Christine admitted: “We didn’t want to do a first dance because I didn’t want to be the centre of attention out of embarrassment.”</p> <p>When a guest tried to get her to dance, Christine screamed in pain and said she spent most of the rest of the day under a table to avoid any attention.</p> <p>A week later after the swelling went down, the photographer arranged a surprise wedding reception for the couple where they were able to get the shots they wanted – and finally have that all-important dance.</p> <p><strong>Images:</strong> @christinejomiller/TikTok</p>

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12 rude conversation habits you need to stop ASAP

<p><strong>Interrupting people</strong></p> <p>It happens to everyone who likes chitchatting. Something pops into your head while your friend is speaking, and you interrupt them to blurt it out. Although this might happen occasionally, it’s definitely more of a rude conversation habit for many people. Emilie Dulles, who has more than 29 years of experience in traditional etiquette, says interrupting people is the most common rude conversation habit she encounters. Interrupting not only expresses a lack of interest or respect for the speaker, but it also stops people from sharing the punchline or pearl of wisdom that might come at the end of their story, according to Dulles. So always let others finish their thoughts completely unless what you have to say is extremely urgent or related to an emergency, adds Bonnie Tsai, the founder and director of Beyond Etiquette.</p> <p><strong>Overusing sarcasm</strong></p> <p>Sarcasm is a hit or miss in most conversations, especially if people don’t already know your sense of humour, according to Tsai. So always be mindful of your audience and determine if it’s the right time or place. “If you have to ask whether or not it’s appropriate, it’s most likely not,” says Tsai.</p> <p><strong>Only talking about yourself</strong></p> <p>Strictly talking about yourself while speaking with others makes you appear narcissistic and inconsiderate of other people and their feelings. “Everyone’s experience and feelings are just as important as yours,” says Tsai. “They want to be able to share their stories just like you want to share yours.” Not only is talking exclusively about yourself pompous but Julia Esteve Boyd, an international etiquette consultant based in Switzerland who travels globally, says that monopolising the conversation is just plain irritating and boring.</p> <p><strong>Scrolling while speaking</strong></p> <p>Being distracted by your phone is one of the rude conversation habits that are more popular than ever before, according to Tsai. “Our phones are great for connecting with those who are far away, however, it takes time away from those who we are with in the moment,” says Tsai. If you use your phone during a conversation, it might signal boredom, that you’d rather be elsewhere, or that whatever is happening on your phone is more essential. “The message won’t go away, but the person we are conversing with might,” says Boyd. Using your phone during a conversation is the “height of rudeness,” according to Boyd.</p> <p><strong>Always needing to be “right”</strong></p> <p>If the conversation takes turns into more of a debate, don’t worry about being “right.” Insisting on winning an argument doesn’t mean you win the fight since this kind of behaviour is rude, says Tsai. “The important thing isn’t about being right or wrong, but understanding where each other is coming from and the ability to empathise with one another without judgment,” says Tsai. “That’s how we can have more productive conversations to help us move forward and learn about one another.”</p> <p><strong>One-upping the other person</strong></p> <p>So your friend just mentioned their first-ever international trip to Italy – and all you want is to chatter away about your semester abroad in Milan. It might be a good idea to hold off. “Someone else sharing their experience with you doesn’t require you to counter with your own,” says Tsai. “They are simply sharing a personal experience with you rather than hear about how you recently had the same experience or something even better.”</p> <p><strong>Prepping your response before the end of a story</strong></p> <p>Too many people these days aren’t actually listening to a conversation intentionally. Instead, “they are waiting for their turn to speak, or in the worst cases, interrupting to get to speak right now,” says Dulles. Instead of preparing what you want to say next, Dulles suggests taking a deep breath and taking in what the other person says. After a few seconds pass, it’s your turn to speak.</p> <p><strong>Turning every conversation into gossip</strong></p> <p>Dulles says that gossip is at a new level in conversation today, thanks to social media. Not only is there less time to process information, but this also leads to comparison and envy – turning spectators into critics and gossipers in no time, according to Dulles. Whether you converse via phone or in person, the old adage holds true: If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything.</p> <p><strong>Asking probing questions</strong></p> <p>Some questions are just too personal for casual or group conversations. And Boyd has to correct her clients for asking these questions that are too personal. Instead, keep all conversational topics neutral. “Talk about your culture, another culture, food, travel, wine, hobbies, local news and general family questions,” says Boyd. If other people start in with intrusive questions, you can answer them without making things awkward. For people who ask how much money you make say, “Not enough!” Or if your cousin won’t stop asking when you’re having kids say, “I don’t know, but I may need a babysitter one day, can I count on you?”</p> <p><strong>Making inappropriate comments</strong></p> <p>It’s key to be respectful of other people’s boundaries and sensitivities, regardless of gender or culture. “If you accidentally let an inappropriate comment slip, apologise, take responsibility, and use it as a teaching moment for yourself and others,” says Tsai.</p> <p><strong>Not reading the room</strong></p> <p>If there’s one thing you take away from this list of rude conversation habits, it’s the importance of reading the room. This expression is popular because it speaks to the need for self-awareness as well as the awareness of others, according to Dulles. “Your conversation topics, tone and volume need to be streamlined to the setting and the people around you,” says Dulles.</p> <p><strong>Assuming you’re a good conversationalist</strong></p> <p>There’s always room for improvement, even if you don’t think you’re guilty of these rude conversation habits. “Conversation etiquette ultimately stems from having respect and consideration for others,” says Tsai. If you aren’t sure whether or not you have any conversation habits that come off as rude, ask your close friends and family to help you out. “They can help you be aware of any quirks or habits you have when you’re spending time with others that can be perceived as inappropriate,” says Tsai. More importantly, once you know these things, you can work on them and become an even better conversationalist.</p> <p><em>Written by Emily DiNuzzo</em><em>. This article first appeared on </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/relationships/12-rude-conversation-habits-you-need-to-stop-asap?pages=1"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe"><em>here’s our best subscription offer</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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“He’s not my dad”: Couple with 29-year age gap leaves onlookers stunned

<p>A couple who has a 29-year age gap have revealed they are constantly confused for being a father and daughter duo, and insist they are happier together.</p> <p>Kayla Caudill, 23, from Georgia, US, met her 51-year-old boyfriend Stephen Dunn in May 2019 while he did her belly button piercing.</p> <p>Kayla says that while both she and Stephen were in relationships at the time, they exchanged conversation and formed a friendship.</p> <p>“We definitely didn't have love at first sight, but there was something special there,” Kayla said.</p> <p>“Neither one of us were in the position to pursue a relationship at that time. He was with someone and I was married. It was strictly a friendship in the beginning.</p> <p> “I thought he was so charismatic, handsome, and attentive. He thought I was kind and liked how I listened when he spoke. There was no denying our connection.”</p> <p>The pair confirmed that neither of them were happy or fulfilled in their previous relationships but found solace in each other as communication came easy and sparks flew.</p> <p>In 2019, Kayla says they took a chance on each other and began a relationship.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838161/couple.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/93ba909d2cbb457bbafce3fced46d98b" /></p> <p>“We both left everything we knew, everything we had built in our separate lives, for each other. It was crazy. I knew I had to have him. He was everything I had wanted in someone,” she said.</p> <p>“We have a gap in maturity obviously. I don't have as much life experience as him but I have been through a lot. He teaches me about life and I learn.</p> <p>“I'm more mature than my age labels me as and it works to my advantage. If I acted my age, we would not be together. I label myself as a forty-three-year-old in a twenty-three-year-old’s body.”</p> <p>The couple’s 29-year age difference has caused a divide with their families – Kayla has said her own father has disowned her.</p> <p>Additionally, Stephen’s ex-partner doesn’t want Kayla to be involved with his children - which she respects.</p> <p>For the most part, the pair’s families are happy to see them happy.</p> <p>“The longer we are together the more people start to see that we are just like any other couple who love and care for each other deeply,” Kayla revealed</p> <p>“We make each other laugh. We get another chance to really experience what love is supposed to be like. We help each other heal from past trauma in relationships and we have lots of sex.</p> <p>“It sounds crazy but it was something we've both lacked in previous relationships.”</p> <p> She says the most difficult thing is other people.</p> <p>“We understand that there are those that won't be understanding, those that are angry and hurt from our choice to be together, but at the end of the day we chose each other and we'd do it over and over again,” she said.</p> <p>“We get asked, ‘Is that your daughter?’ We love making others stare leaving them confused,” she added.</p> <p>“It's like comedic relief for us. We honestly need our own reality tv show because I think others would love some mindless entertainment that we call everyday life.”</p>

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Jon Bon Jovi reveals secret behind 31 years of successful marriage with high school sweetheart

<p>Rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his wife Dorothea Bongiovi are madly in love, just as they were when they first began dating back in high school.</p> <p>The couple opened up to <em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://people.com/music/jon-bon-jovi-wife-dorothea-40-year-love-story/" target="_blank" title="people.com">People</a></em><span> </span>magazine on Wednesday and admitted the secret recipe to cook up a bond like the one they have shared for over 40 years.</p> <p>“Mutual respect,” Bon Jovi told the outlet.</p> <p>“Having grown up together and grown together. And we really like each other. We want to hang out.”</p> <p>The pair, both 58, have four children: Stephanie, 27, Jesse, 25, Jacob, 18, and Romeo, 16.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFfZ-LJsYAh/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFfZ-LJsYAh/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by BON GIOVI FAMILY🤍✨ (@bongiovi.family)</a> on Sep 23, 2020 at 12:25pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The <em>Livin’ On A Prayer</em> singer also admitted that in spire of the endless fame and fortune, Dorothea has always remained “without a doubt” his rock.</p> <p>“We work hard at it, but we enjoy each other and we never fell for the trappings of what celebrity can do,” he said.</p> <p>“We’ve witnessed that happen over the years to people that were close to us and people that we knew from afar. It’s just what I do, it’s not who I am. I write songs.</p> <p>“I happen to be very good at performing them. That’s it.”</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFxFnj7s58A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFxFnj7s58A/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bongiovi kids ( Fan Account ) (@bongiovi_kids)</a> on Sep 30, 2020 at 9:14am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The couple have also been outspoken on giving their kids a normal upbringing.</p> <p>Together the pair launched the Soul Foundation in 2006, and together alongside their family and the organisation, they aim to tackle homelessness and hunger in the United States.</p> <p>“It’s a partnership,” Dorothea told the outlet.</p> <p>“When we see injustice or people suffering, you want to help. We’re very blessed, and we have the ability to do that.”</p> <p>“I’m happiest if I like what I do for a living, I’m doing right by my family and I’m making the world just a little bit better,” Bon Jovi said.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838138/bon-jovi.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/363c63675a9c41dbbd7514c7e6cd9df6" /></p> <p>The couple met at Sayreville War Memorial High School in their New Jersey hometown.</p> <p>In 1989, at the height of Bon Jovi’s success, the couple eloped to Las Vegas.</p> <p>Bon Jovi admitted he is not saint, and found a sanctuary in his marriage.</p> <p>“She’s the glue,” he said.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838136/bon-jovi-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/42c1458918954fdeb1ad99d76a87b3e8" /></p> <p>“I’m the crazy visionary with all kinds of things flying, and the seams are all splitting. She’s the one following me with the glue and the thread and needle, keeping it all together.</p> <p>“Somehow I became the poster boy for a long-married rock star.</p> <p>“But I’ll accept the mantle because I’m so happy.”</p>

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Woman's family betrayal after waking up from coma

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>A woman in Brazil has been left devastated after fighting her way through a coma only to discover her husband was cheating on her with her own mother.</p> <p>Kamylla Wanessa Cordeiro de Melo, 25, claims she met the man of her dreams, who was 10 years older than her and they "fell in love".</p> <p>They married in 2013 and she gave birth to a son after a "complicated pregnancy".</p> <p>Things fell apart later as she suffered a stroke four years later after bariatric surgery.</p> <p>“At the end of 2017, I needed to have bariatric surgery,” Kamylla told Brazilian news outlet <em>No Amazonas é assim</em>.</p> <p>“The idea was not to lose weight but to take care of my hormonal rates. After operating, I had a stroke and needed to be hospitalised again.”</p> <p>After the surgery, she fell into a coma for 78 days.</p> <p>Instead of her family rallying around her, Kamylla claims that her mother stole her husband and then married him.</p> <p>“During this period, my mother – I swear I can’t call her a mother anymore – went to my house to help my husband take care of my son who at the time, was four years old,” Kamylla told <em>Marie Claire</em>, according to <em>The Sun.</em></p> <p>“Only later did I learn that in the four months I spent in the hospital, much of the time between life and death, my ex had only visited me twice and my mother, none.”</p> <p>After she woke, Kamylla's father picked her up from the hospital and said his wife was having an affair with her husband.</p> <p>“It looked like he was being stabbed in the chest, a mixture of disappointment and disbelief,” Kamylla said of her father when he told her what happened.</p> <p>She claimed that the relationship with her mother had always been "rocky", claiming that her mother started "competing" with her when she was a teenager.</p> <p>“As a teenager, around 13, 14 years old, my mother started to compete with me,” she said.</p> <p>“(She) said that my clothes were better suited to her, that her food was better … Nothing I did was good enough.”</p> <p>To add insult to injury, her mum and ex-husband don't even try to hide their relationship and proudly flaunt it.</p> <p>“I recently learned that my mother is keen to celebrate their relationship anniversary on March 2, without even disguising that she started going out with my then-husband while I was in the hospital,” Kamylla said.</p> <p>However, the mother and son have been able to move on and live happy lives despite the "toxic" situation.</p> <p><em>Photo credits: <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/man-cheats-on-wife-with-her-mum-while-she-was-in-a-coma/news-story/d609f0e9be6bf082cba32eabb9191001" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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Dad’s shocking encounter in Westfield parents’ room

<p>A New Zealand father has been asked to leave the parents’ room as he was taking care of his five-month-old daughter.</p> <p>Josh Anderson was shopping at a Westfield in Manukau, Auckland when he entered the parents’ room to change his daughter’s nappy and feed her.</p> <p>He also used the bathroom himself while he was there so he could park his daughter’s pram into the cubicle with him, but when he came out he was confronted by an angry woman who told him men weren’t welcome in the room.</p> <p>The woman then pointed to the sign on the parents’ room door which showed a female figure with a child, and proceeded to tell him he should have taken his daughter to the men’s bathroom.</p> <p> “You're not allowed to use this facility because it's for women only. Can you not see the sign? You have no right!” the woman allegedly said.</p> <p>Mr Anderson then asked the woman if she believed he should change his daughter in the men’s room, and she responded: “that’s what all the men are supposed to do.”</p> <p>The child’s mum Kori Anderson said she was livid when she found out about her husband’s experience.</p> <p>“It’s called a PARENTS’ room for a reason,” Mrs Anderson wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>“Parents’ rooms in malls are not just for mums - dads and caregivers are welcome too. If you aren’t aware of this then please take the time to educate yourself and your family,” she added.</p> <p>Mrs Anderson said a men’s public bathroom isn’t a suitable place to change a baby and her husband has the right to use the parents’ room when with children.</p> <p>“There are no change tables in the men’s room, let alone anywhere clean or suitable to tend to a baby. There’s also nowhere to leave a pram with a baby safely whilst the father uses the cubicle and for slightly older female children I would consider the men’s room an inappropriate place for them to be,” Mrs Anderson told Yahoo News Australia</p> <p>A spokesperson for Manukau City Westfield released a statement saying the room was open for all caregivers.</p> <p>"Parents’ rooms are provided for the use of all parents, carers and guardians,” the spokesperson said.</p>

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“Thank God for you”: Pierce Brosnan’s heartfelt post to wife of 19 years

<p><span class="CmCaReT" style="display: none;">�</span></p> <p><span>Pierce Brosnan has doted on his beloved wife of 19 years, Keely Shaye Smith, as she celebrated turning 57 on Friday.</span><br /><br /><span>The 67-year-old James Bond star took to his Instagram account to deliver a sweet message to his love, revealing the presents she was gifted her with on her special day.</span><br /><br /><span>He posted a snap of himself and Keely beaming as she held onto a glass of fizz and wrote: "Happy birthday Keely my darling, thank God for you angel heart."</span><br /><br /><span>The star added that he presented her with some artwork he created himself.</span><br /><br /><span>“A few paintings on this day, with ever my love. 'Spring' still in the works! ... 'My Old Chair'."</span><br /><br /><span>The Hollwood actor also uploaded snaps of his quirky paintings.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFlWqv6ggHD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFlWqv6ggHD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Happy birthday Keely my darling, thank God for you angel heart. A few paintings on this day, with ever my love. “Spring” still in the works! ... “My Old Chair”</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/piercebrosnanofficial/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Pierce Brosnan</a> (@piercebrosnanofficial) on Sep 25, 2020 at 7:52pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Keely showed her gratitude at the sweet post by taking to the comments to leave kissing lip emojis.</span><br /><br /><span>The loved-up pair first met on a beach in Mexico in 1994 and went on to marry at Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland in 2001.</span><br /><br /><span>Their wonderful romance heated up just before Pierce made his Bond debut in 1995 hit film Goldeneye.</span><br /><br /><span>The pair have two children together, Dylan and Paris, while Brosnan previously had three children from his marriage, his first wife, Cassandra Harris, who passed away from ovarian cancer in 1991.</span><br /><br /><span>Brosnan has three biological sons, including Sean Brosnan, 36, from his marriage to Cassandra.</span><br /><br /><span>The generous actor also adopted Cassandra's children from her first marriage, Charlotte Brosnan and Christopher Brosnan.</span><br /><br /><span>Both Charlotte and Christopher went on to take Pierce's name following the death of their biological father and Cassandra's second husband, Dermot Harris.</span><br /><br /><span>Sadly, Charlotte passed away from ovarian cancer at the age of 42 in 2013, the same illness that had taken her mother's and maternal grandmother's life.</span></p>

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Princess Eugenie pregnant with first child

<p><span>It has been two years since Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied the knot in a lavish fairytale wedding - and now they have announced they are expecting their very first child together.</span><br /><br /><span>The wonderful news was confirmed in an official statement that was released via the palace.</span><br /><br /><span>The Queen and Prince Philip are said to be thrilled.</span><br /><br /><span>"Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank are very pleased to announce that they are expecting a baby in early 2021," a spokesperson for the palace said.</span><br /><br /><span>"The Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York, Mr and Mrs George Brooksbank, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are delighted with the news."</span><br /><br /><span>Mum-to-be Eugenie, who is estimated to be about four months pregnant, shared her own announcement on her social channels.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFjXPhpFPpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFjXPhpFPpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a> on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:18am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>In the sweet pregnancy announcement post, she shared a photo of herself and her husband, plus a close-up of their hands holding a pair of adorable fluffy baby shoes.</span><br /><br /><span>"Jack and I are so excited for early 2021...." she captioned the snap.</span><br /><br /><span>In the past, Sarah Ferguson has dropped big hints she was getting into grandmother mode, admitting she'd make an "excellent" granny.</span><br /><br /><span>"I used to write children's books, and I am a child, I haven't grown up," the 60-year-old explained while appraring on UK current affairs program The One Show.</span><br /><br /><span>Despite marrying into the royal family, Jack admitted that he didn't feel any newfound pressure when he officially entered the family.</span><br /><br /><span>"It's very special to be part of your family now, but it's just Jack and Euge I suppose," Jack confessed to his fiancee during their engagement interview in January 2018.</span><br /><br /><span>Baby York will bump the Queen's youngest son Prince Edward down the pecking order one slot to sit at 11th in line to the British throne.</span><br /><br /><span>It's believed the child won't have an official royal title, unless the Queen decides to give Jack an earldom.</span><br /><br /><span>The impending royal baby will be Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson's first grandchild and the Queen's ninth great-grandchild.</span></p>

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The strange new wedding rule

<p>Wedding restrictions in NSW have been eased to allow dancing three months after it was banned to prevent the spread of COVID-19.</p> <p>Thanks to constantly declining coronavirus numbers, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced on Thursday that dancing will once again be permitted - but it comes with some odd terms.</p> <p>Weddings held throughout the state can have a maximum of 150 guests.</p> <p>But when it comes to the dance floor, only 20 people will be allowed to have fun - as the other guests watch on.</p> <p>And those lucky enough to show off their smooth moves must be chosen by the bride and groom in advance.</p> <p>"Bridal parties of up to 20 can be on the dance floor, but I stress, it is the same 20 - you cannot have a roster of different guests of 20," Berejiklian said.</p> <p>"It has to be only be the same, up to 20, who are part of the bridal party not just the bride and groom."</p> <p>She went on to say it was “really important” this new rule was adhered to as weddings and other gatherings is where the virus is “most contagious and spreads most readily because people know each other".</p> <p>While it comes with many strange prerequisites, the news has been welcomed by couples.</p> <p>Wedded Wonderland had been petitioning for dancing to be allowed and celebrated once the announcement was made.</p> <p>"Finally!!! We have been driving a petition for dancing for up to 20 people (Bridal Party as per announcement - waiting on the specifics) and our Government has listened!!!" the post read.</p> <p>"SO MANY incredible people behind the scenes have worked very hard to make this happen! We're really excited for our Couples and our Industry."</p> <p>Other wedding restrictions will still remain in place, including all guests to provide their name and contact details in case they’re needed for contact tracing purposes.</p> <p>"Mingling" between guests is still not permitted and neither is singing as it can cause people to spit, possibly spreading the virus.</p> <p><em>Image credit: <a rel="noopener" href="https://gregbarton.myportfolio.com/projects" target="_blank">Greg Barton</a></em></p>

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If your partner puts away groceries like this it might be time to rethink

<p>How someone puts away their groceries and where can tell you things about that person.</p> <p>A man has shared the quirky way his girlfriend packs the groceries away.</p> <p>He shared the photo to Reddit, saying "The way my girlfriend 'puts away the groceries' is still in the bag."</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height:0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838061/groceries.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/5ee21ede4bce40f8bc726973dcf88705" /></p> <div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Many were quick to announce their thoughts on it, with some saying it's a "dealbreaker".</p> <p>“How can a single picture make me so angry?” one person commented.</p> <p>“Honestly this would be a deal breaker for me - if you’re that lazy, our lifestyles are not compatible,” another said.</p> <p>“I’m lazy, but my mind never thought of this. This is the first time I feel like I’ve been outclassed by such a minor action,” said a third.</p> <p>“There’s no other way - you have to throw the whole girlfriend away,” replied another.</p> <p>Some were curious as to why she puts them away like that.</p> <p>“It never would have occurred to me to do this,” one person wrote.</p> <p>“And now I’m scared that I’ve seen it because I can see myself doing this now that I’ve been corrupted with this knowledge.”</p> <p>“My girlfriend just said, ‘Oooh, smart!’ Oh no,” another added.</p> <p><em>Photo credits: </em><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/ix5xal/the_way_my_gf_puts_away_the_groceries_still_in/" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">Reddit</a></em></p> </div> </div> </div>

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5 traits you didn’t know you inherit from mum (and 4 you inherit from dad)

<p>Do you have your mum’s button nose? Did your dad pass on the curse of sneezing in bright sunlight? And where did your baby’s red, curly hair come from when there hasn’t been a redhead in your family for generations? These questions may sound simple but the answers get complicated fast. Why? Because the science of genetic inheritance is complicated, says genetic counsellor, Dawn Allain. “It’s nearly impossible to tease out exactly where each of your traits came from,” she explains. “Most traits are influenced by many different genes and you inherit some from each parent.” Plus, there’s the influence your environment plays; just because you have a gene for a certain trait doesn’t always mean you’ll end up with it, she adds.</p> <p><strong>How you inherit traits</strong></p> <p>Still, it’s fun to ask those questions and while there aren’t many detailed answers, there are a few basic things genetics can tell you about traits you inherit from your mum and those you got from our dad, Allain says. But first, you need to know how inheritance works.</p> <p>“There are three main ways you can inherit traits from your parents,” she explains. First is through a dominant gene – if you inherit a dominant gene you will develop that trait. Take eye colour, for example. If either of your parents have brown eyes, you likely will have brown eyes as this is a dominant trait. Second is through a recessive gene – both parents have to have the recessive gene for you to have that trait. For instance, if you have blue eyes then both of your parents must carry a gene for blue eyes, even if their eye colour isn’t blue. Lastly, there are X-linked traits which are found only on the X chromosome and are passed on through the mother.</p> <p><strong>Your ability to lose weight</strong></p> <p>There are two types of fat in your body: ‘good’ brown fat, which increases your metabolism and helps you maintain a healthy weight, and ‘bad’ white fat, which can cause obesity and disease if you have too much of it. Everyone has some of each type but how much brown fat you have – and therefore how high your metabolism is – may be inherited from your mum, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Another trait you get from your mum is your intelligence.</p> <p><strong>How easily you gain weight</strong></p> <p>However, while mum may be helping you out with the brown fat, you can blame your dad for your white fat, the Nature Communications study found. How much fat you store, particularly around your organs may be partly determined by genes passed down from your father, the researchers said. Genetics aren’t destiny when it comes to your weight, your lifestyle choices play an even bigger part.</p> <p><strong>Your ability to focus</strong></p> <p>If your mother has lower levels of serotonin, a brain chemical linked to mood, then you’re more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. The genes, passed down from mum to kid, that impact serotonin production also seem to influence your ability to focus. Sound like you?</p> <p><strong>If you hit puberty early</strong></p> <p>Puberty, and all the fun milestones that come along with it, like acne, cracking voices, or getting your period while wearing white shorts, is a rite of passage many children go through on their way to becoming an adult. Both parents’ genetics play a part in determining when exactly you start the big change but if you started puberty early– before age eight in girls and nine in boys – that may be due to a gene you inherit from your father, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Specifically, they identified that a genetic mutation leads to a type of premature puberty, meaning that if you have it, you’ll have to deal with all that stuff before any of your friends.</p> <p><strong>Your laugh lines</strong></p> <p>How well you age and how much you show it is determined on a cellular level by the accumulation of damage over your lifetime to your mitochondrial DNA – genes you only get from your mum. Environmental factors like sun exposure, smoking, and an unhealthy diet can cause mtDNA damage but some of the damage can be inherited from your mother, according to a study published in Nature. The more mtDNA with mutations you inherit from your mother, the faster you age and the more it will show in traits like wrinkles and grey hair.</p> <p><strong>Your mood</strong></p> <p>Mothers can influence your mood in many ways and it’s not just by grounding you or serving broccoli three times a week. The structure of the part of the brain known as the corticolimbic system, which controls emotional regulation and plays a role in mood disorders like depression, is more likely to be passed down from mothers to daughters than from mothers to sons or from fathers to children of either gender, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. This may mean that daughters at least partly inherit their mood from their mothers.</p> <p><strong>The genders of your children</strong></p> <p>Obviously the genes from you and your spouse determine the gender of your children. But did you know that which gender genes you pass on may be inherited from your father? This is how it works: a man with many brothers is more likely to have sons, while a man with many sisters is more likely to have daughters, according to a study published in Evolutionary Biology.</p> <p><strong>Your memory</strong></p> <p>It’s been known for some time that a family history of Alzheimer’s disease significantly increases the risk for developing the illness, but a new study, published in Biological Psychiatry, found that the genetic risk primarily comes from your mother. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia later in life, affecting nearly 459,000 Australians, so it’s important to know what factors increase your risk – including your mother’s medical history – so you can start taking steps to protect your brain health now, the researchers noted. Medical history is only one of the questions you should ask your parents before it’s too late.</p> <p><strong>Your fertility</strong></p> <p>A woman’s fertility may be impacted by a gene she inherited from her father, according to a study published in Science. In a normal egg cell, a part of the cell called the centrioles is eliminated as part of the natural development process. However, if the centrioles aren’t eliminated – often due to a genetic dysfunction, passed on by her dad – then the woman is sterile, researchers explained.</p> <p><strong>Your hairline?</strong></p> <p>You may have heard that how and when a man loses his hair is due to an inherited trait from his mum’s side. However, a study, published in PLoS Genetics, of over 55,000 men has proved this to be a myth. Researchers found 287 independent genetic signals that were linked to male-patterned hair loss and while 40 were only found on the X chromosome, meaning they were inherited on the maternal side, the rest were scattered throughout DNA inherited from both patterns. Interestingly, some genes associated with hair loss also seem to be associated with an increased risk for heart disease in men. While some traits are inherited, others are learned.</p> <p><em>Written by </em><strong>Charlotte Hilton</strong><em>. This article first appeared on </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/culture/5-traits-you-didnt-know-you-inherit-from-mum-and-4-you-inherit-from-dad?pages=1"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.com.au/subscribe"><em>here’s our best subscription offer</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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Lindy Chamberlain opens up about divorce and finding love again

<p>Her story gripped the entire nation, with Lindy Chamberlain falsely accused of murdering her own daughter leading to a wrong conviction.</p> <p>But despite the tragic situation, she still had love. </p> <p>In fact, two loves, the first being her husband and pastor Michael Chamberlain.</p> <p>When Lindy was sent to prison, she was the mother of Aidan and Reagan, and a baby girl on the way, Kahlia, which were under the care of Michael.</p> <p>But despite being wrongly accused by so many, Lindy admitted in a 2016 interview with<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="http://news.com.au/" target="_blank"><em>news.com.au</em></a><span> </span>that “it’s my ex-husband” that’s hardest to forgive.</p> <p>While many believe the hardship the couple were faced with resulted in a divorce in 1991, Lindy revealed in her autobiography<span> </span><em>Through My Eyes</em><span> </span>that wasn’t the case.</p> <p>"Many thought my marriage break-up was due to the case and the additional pressures of prison and the press, but it was not."</p> <p>However, former journalist and Chamberlain’s longtime friend Malcolm Brown spoke to<span> </span><em>Who</em>, revealing the baby’s death drove a wedge between them.</p> <p>"Lindy was in jail for more than three years. Mike was stuck with the two boys and Kahlia with foster parents, so there were difficulties that arose between them then."</p> <p>He added, "When Lindy got out of jail she published a book in 1990 and you could see then she was critical of Michael, accusing him amongst other things of saying that she was too fat. In fact she was pregnant with Kahlia during the trial and he was accusing her of being overweight."</p> <p>Michael passed away in 2017 at the age of 72 after battling acute leukaemia.</p> <p>But Lindy was fortunate to find love once more, after she encountered her now husband Rick Creighton during a speaking tour of the US in 1992.</p> <p>They tied the knot 10 months later after he won the approval of Aidan, Reagan and Khalia.</p> <p>"I call him God's bonus at the end of all this," she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/news/real-life/lindy-chamberlain-now-58013" target="_blank"><em>Woman's Day</em></a> last year.</p> <p>Lindy says Rick helped her leave the pain behind, and that she became a better person as she learnt to forgive the detectives and forensic scientists who led the witch hunt to wrongly convict her.</p> <p>"Would I have chosen to learn the things I've learnt through other ways? You bet I would have. Did I want my daughter to die so I could learn to forgive? No, I did not. But am I sorry I learnt to forgive? No, I am not. You can let your mind be occupied by regrets or by vengeance or by anger or you can move on.</p> <p>"It's part of your history but it doesn't have to be part of your future or your present. It's part of the foundation of who you are, but it doesn't have to be all you are. You don't forget, but your coping methods and your ability to deal with things gets better, and time helps that."</p>

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan to ditch their royal titles

<p><span>Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are making their TV debut soon, and they won’t be using their royal titles when we do see them.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will go by just Harry and Meghan when they make their TV debut to celebrate Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential people.</span><br /><br /><span>In a new promo shared by E! News, the pair were introduced by their first names.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQmLf1FUA_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQmLf1FUA_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Cantante Kattia Rizor (@cantantekattiarizor)</a> on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:23pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>Notably, in the credits they were listed as “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.”</span><br /><br /><span>This follows as the Sussexes were said to be unhappy with the final conditions of quitting from their royal duties.</span><br /><br /><span>The main one includes the Queen banning the couple from using the word “royal” in any of their branding.</span><br /><br /><span>The TIME event will be held on September 22 in the US.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQPPb8nqlB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFQPPb8nqlB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (@loveprinceharry1)</a> on Sep 17, 2020 at 3:03pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>It is the first time ever TIME 100 Most Influential People will be broadcast on television, rather than exclusively in its magazine.</span><br /><br /><span>Other guests on the show will be Trevor Noah, Sandra Oh, Kumail Nanjiani and John Legend. There will also be performances by Halsey, Jennifer Hudson and The Weeknd.</span><br /><br /><span>It seems Taylor Swift is among those who will be on the coveted list.</span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPm5fSju0n/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPm5fSju0n/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Storm⛈ (@storm_watchh)</a> on Sep 17, 2020 at 9:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>“In a year in which we are unfortunately unable to convene the TIME100 community together in person, we are excited to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of the members of this year’s list with a brand-new experience on ABC that will allow more people to participate than ever before,” TIME studios president Ian Orefice wrote in a statement.</span></p>

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We studied what happens when guys add their cats to their dating app profiles

<p>These photos don’t just relay attractiveness; a recent study suggested that 43% of people think they can get a sense of someone’s personality by their picture. You might guess that someone who has included a photo of themselves hiking is an outdoorsy type of person.</p> <p>But as scientists who study human-animal interactions, we wanted to know what this meant for pet owners – in particular, male cat owners.</p> <p>If you’re a guy who owns a cat, what kind of effect does it have on suitors if you post a picture posing with your favourite feline?</p> <p>Prior studies suggested that women do judge a potential male partner based on whether he has pets. While they favour men with dogs, the results showed that they also give men with cats an edge over non-pet owners.</p> <p>Because of this, we reasoned that men pictured with cats would probably be viewed as more attractive and desirable than men who didn’t pose with any animals.</p> <p>In our study, we recruited 1,388 heterosexual American women from 18 to 24 years old to take a short anonymous online survey. In the survey, we presented them with photos of one of two young white men in their early 20s either posing alone or with a cat. To avoid biasing the women’s responses, we randomly presented which photo they saw first. Each participant only rated one man, with and without a cat.</p> <p>Each time the participants saw a photo, we asked them to rate the man pictured on several personality attributes, including his masculinity, femininity and date-ability. We also asked the women if they defined themselves as a “cat person,” “dog person,” “neither” or “both.”</p> <p>Most of the women found the men holding cats to be less dateable. This result surprised us, since previous studies had shown that women found men with pets to have higher potential as partners. They also thought the men holding cats were less extroverted and more neurotic, agreeable and open. Importantly, they saw these men as less masculine, too.</p> <p><strong>This last point may explain our findings.</strong></p> <p>Prior research suggests that women often seek masculine men – both in terms of physical appearance and behaviors. So the fact that women in our study found the photo of the man alone more masculine and more dateable supports the idea that women are likely to look first for clues related to masculinity when determining date-ability.</p> <p>We suspect old cultural norms may be playing a role in the responses. Past research suggests that male femininity and homosexuality are still perceived to be connected. Since cats are sometimes associated more closely with female owners – and therefore, considered a feminine pet – posing with cats may have primed the women taking our survey to default to this outdated trope, despite some popular media efforts to elevate the status of male cat owners.</p> <p>Alternatively, the perception of male cat owners as less extroverted and more neurotic, agreeable and open may have nudged our respondents to put these men in the “friend zone.” In other words, perhaps seeing a man pose with the cat suggests he might be a better confidant than date.</p> <p>It’s important to note that whether the women identified themselves as “cat people,” “dog people,” “both” or “neither” affected their perceptions. Women who self-identified as “cat people” were more inclined to view the men pictured with cats as more dateable or say they had no preference.</p> <p>Of course, like any research, our work has its limitations. Our sample is a very specific population – heterosexual, primarily white women, aged 18 to 24 years and living in the United States. We don’t know how these results would change if we surveyed, say, bisexual or gender-fluid women, men interested in men or individuals from different cultural backgrounds.</p> <p>And that’s the best part. This is a new, growing area of research, and it’s only one of a handful of potential studies on the relationship between pet ownership and first impressions on dating apps. This means we have our work cut out for us.</p> <p>But in the meantime, if heterosexual men are looking to get a match, it’s probably a good idea if they save showing off their photos with their favourite felines for the first or second date.</p> <p><em>Written by Misha Ketchell. This article first appeared on <a href="https://theconversation.com/we-studied-what-happens-when-guys-add-their-cats-to-their-dating-app-profiles-144999">The Conversation</a>.</em></p>

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Pink shares sweet tribute to husband

<p>Pink knows how to keep it honest and genuine with her fans about her relationship.</p> <p>The singer shared a beautiful post dedicated to her husband Carey Hart on Tuesday and admitted that while marriage has not been the easiest journey, she wouldn’t change it.</p> <p>"He's still my favorited sweet little dirtball. He and I have been at this a long time, and it is our relentless and stubborn idealism that keeps us together," she began her lengthy post.</p> <p>"Marriage is awful, wonderful, comfort and rage. It is boring, terrifying, and a total nail biter. It is loving another fallible creature while trying to love yourself. It is a lifetime of coming back to the table."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFI0QbRpNE6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFI0QbRpNE6/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by P!NK (@pink)</a> on Sep 14, 2020 at 5:52pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>At one point in their 14-year marriage, the pair did get up and leave the so-called table.</p> <p>There was a point in the couple’s 14-year-marriage that they decided to split.</p> <p>Two years after their picture-perfect beach ceremony in Costa Rica in 2006, Pink announced they she and her hubby had called it quits for the time being.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9emKzAJ2vy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9emKzAJ2vy/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">#internationalwomensday strong women; may we know them, may we raise them, may we be them.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/pink/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> P!NK</a> (@pink) on Mar 8, 2020 at 8:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>A year later in 2009, she says they came out stronger than ever thanks to therapy.</p> <p>She wrote: "Therapy isn't for weak people or hippies or liberals. It's for broken people that want to be whole. It's for runaways that want a family. It's a lesson on how to sit down and listen. How to love yourself so that the other person can, too.</p> <p>"I love you babe. I'm grateful we made it to this photo." </p> <p>The couple now share two children together: daughter Willow, nine, and son Jameson, three.</p>

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