Prepping for this year's show in Shangai is serious business. (Reuters) Supermodel Lais Ribeiro strutted her lithesome 6-foot frame across the stage last November at the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, her 31-23-33 figure barely contained in the company’s Fantasy Bra. The crowd went crazy, and it was difficult to know if they were cheering the $2 million bejeweled bra Ribeiro was wearing or the Brazilian beauty herself. By most measures, the Nov. 20 extravaganza in Shanghai, China, was a success. Ribeiro and a dozen of her supermodel pals were at their sexy best in an estimated $12 million production that company executives arranged to have telecast around the world. But the world yawned. KATE SPADE SALES INCREASE 31 PERCENT AFTER FOUNDER'S DEATH Viewership of the show plummeted 32 percent from the previous year in the coveted demographic — to just 5 million. The company insists it is still the most watched fashion event in the world and that more people … [Read more...] about Victoria’s Secret’s idea of sexy is becoming ‘unrelatable’, experts say
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From the Maltz Museum: The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, in partnership with Roots of American Music (ROAM) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are celebrating the voices of young people standing up to bias and bigotry through the annual Stop the Hate® Youth Sing Out contest. This is the first of three Stop the Hate events that will occur in the 2019/20 school year: two song contests for schools and one essay writing contest for individual students. Last week middle school classes from across Northeast Ohio stood on stage at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in front of a panel of prestigious judges and their fellow competitors, to sing original songs they had penned with a teaching artist from ROAM. This was a culmination of a semester-long project that began with a Stop the Hate tour at the Maltz Museum, where students learned about the history of bias. Then, students were asked to reflect on the discrimination they witness or experience in their own lives. Turning their words … [Read more...] about ‘Stop The Hate’ Singing Contest Comes To Cleveland
The fishbowl, as seen in my apartment. I think I made a life hack. While cruising the internet many years ago I happened upon a wall-mounted acrylic fishbowl. If you asked me to retrace my digital steps to figure out how I landed on this particular item, I couldn’t tell you. I’ve never desired nor sought a fishbowl in my life. But I found the wall-mounted acrylic fishbowl and thought, “I want that real bad,” and then “For $12 I can afford that,” and two days later my wish was fulfilled. It is one of very few compulsively purchased items that I do not regret buying. Now, I have no interest in pet fish. If I wanted an unresponsive organism in my house, I would buy a succulent. Instead, I envisioned my acrylic fishbowl as a decorative element/storage device for housing items that I used on a daily basis. I installed it near my desk with a single nail (total installation time: four seconds) and filled it with a mixture of frequently used and “Do … [Read more...] about Buy a Fishless Fishbowl to Hold All Your Clutter
Michael Bociurkiw is a global affairs analyst and a former spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his; view more opinions on CNN. (CNN)When our team at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe first heard of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine five years ago Wednesday, one of my colleagues predicted the incident would be a game changer -- perhaps even triggering US intervention in the war with Russia in eastern Ukraine. Michael Bociurkiw Surely a red line had been crossed. As CNN New Day's John Avlon put it, the attack on Flight MH17, which killed 298 civilians, was one of the two "defining crimes of our time" -- the other is the murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- and would not go unpunished. MH17 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on July 17, 2014, one of about 300 flights that passed each day over eastern Ukraine. Many were … [Read more...] about With no justice for MH17 victims, what’s to prevent the next attack?
President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Official testifies that Bolton had 'one-on-one meeting' with Trump over Ukraine aid Louisiana governor wins re-election MORE on Friday announced he is withdrawing U.S. support for an international arms-trade treaty, the administration’s latest move to distance the country from global agreements and institutions.Speaking at a National Rifle Association (NRA) convention in Indianapolis, Trump said he would “never” ratify the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that was signed by former President Obama in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT“Under my administration, we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone,” Trump told the group, which erupted in applause. “We will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedoms.”Trump signed paperwork instructing the Senate to halt the ratification process, held up the document as the crowd cheered “USA, … [Read more...] about Trump tells NRA he’s pulling US from arms treaty