Settle in with these weekend reads

(CNN)This week, Meghan Markle showed us what it means to be royal. A cruise line CEO believes the future of cargo ships will be powered by nature before 2021. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here’s what you might have missed in a busy news week. Over 10 days, The Duchess of Sussex toured South Africa and encouraged many initiatives Princess Diana started over 20 years ago. Tik Tok teen users run a streak of political activism The teens of Tik Tok tried to shed light on wealth inequality, climate change and much more. A shadowy federal program is ensnaring thousands of Muslim immigrants Medhi Ostadhassan immigrated to the US, became a professor and married an American. He …

Climate activists spray UK finance ministry with fake blood

London (CNN)Environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion used a fire engine to spray 1,800 liters of fake blood at Britain’s finance ministry in London on Thursday, in protest over what it says is the UK’s contradictory stance on tackling climate change. A London Fire Brigade spokesperson told CNN that it was “not our fire engine.” Police officers could be seen standing on the Treasury steps, which were soaked in red. Extinction Rebellion said it used water colored with red food dye for the fake blood. Among the activists was 83-year-old grandfather Phil Kingston, who has been arrested with Extinction Rebellion six times. Kingston said he came to the Treasury “to demand radical change,” in particular to the proposal that the UK …

Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott Reportedly Broke Up | Betches

Well, kids, I guess all good things must come to an end. And by “good things” I’m referring to “celebrity relationships”, because TMZ is reporting that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott broke up. Now, personally, I don’t want to believe it (I like them as a couple, sue me), but TMZ is often not wrong about these sorts of things. So until I get some kind of official confirmation (Instagram post), I’m going to treat this as the truth. Sources told TMZ that Kylie and Travis haven’t been seen publicly together since his premiere for his Netflix documentary, Look Mom, I Can Fly on August 27. They recall that Kylie hasn’t posted about Travis since September 10, and Travis wasn’t at Travis had cheated on Kylie. We …

Cardi B’s Fashion Week Outfit Exposes Major Double Standard In France

Cardi B made an appearance at the Eiffel Tower on behalf of The “Hustlers” star stepped out in a head-to-toe floral get-up by designer Richard Quinn, which included a fabric face mask, headscarf, coat, long skirt, tights and shoes all in the same blue, green and purple patterned print.  “I heard you bitches were missing me at Fashion Week New York. I’m here to serve it to you motherfuckers, and serve it to you cold,” the rapper said while walking in her outfit. “Make sure a car don’t hit me ’cause a bitch can’t see.” While Cardi B’s look certainly made headlines, it also exposed a major double standard in France. In 2011, France banned full-face veils and headgear covering …

On Instagram, Obsessed Fans Document Every Shred of Clothing Celebs Wear

The summer before Taylor Swift released 1989, the paparazzi captured the pop sensations every waking moment in Manhattan. For Sarah Kucharski, it was a golden era. Kucharski obsessively identifies and critiques Swifts style in real-time, and Swifts big move to New York in the summer of 2014 was the challenge shed been waiting for. It was wild, Kucharski says. Every single day, maybe even twice a day, there would be new outfits and it was so much fun. It was so much fun. In 2011, Kucharski started Taylor Swift Style, also known as TSSthe original Taylor Swift blog, the account claims on Instagram. Today, she still spends around 20 hours a week working on the blog and she counts Swift …

What Your First College Party Will Actually Be Like | Betches

Euphoria style lighting and decor, but allow me to set the record straight. This will tell you what’s true, what’s overhyped, and what’s just flat-out not gonna happen so you don’t get your precious party dreams crushed.  The pregame will be a fun and exciting way to meet new people. You’ll play drinking games, listen to some good music, and take a few too many shots with the girl you just met who is now your new bestie. You’ll have incredible conversations about what you’re excited about in college and exchange numbers with all the new people you just like, click with. Reality: TikTok dances, and the punch you paid $10 for tastes like it has maybe one shot in the entire …

Supersonic car set for high-speed trials

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Points West’s Steve Knibbs reports from the Bloodhound technical centre in Gloucestershire The British-led Bloodhound supersonic car is virtually ready to start its high-speed trials. The vehicle is due to leave its Gloucestershire base in the next fortnight to be air freighted to South Africa’s Northern Cape. Bloodhound has been built to break the existing land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h). However, engineers want first to validate their design assumptions with a series of sub-sonic runs. These will see the car thunder across a dried-out lakebed called Hakskeen Pan at no more than 500-600mph, using just a jet engine taken from a Eurofighter-Typhoon. Image copyright BLOODHOUND LSR Bloodhound will probe in …

Barbie Manufacturer Launches A Gender Neutral Doll Collection Free Of Labels

“Toys are a reflection of culture and as the world continues to celebrate the positive impact of inclusivity, we felt it was time to create a doll line free of labels,” Kim Culmone, Senior Vice President of Mattel Fashion Doll Design said. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Mattel Mattel said. Mattel Mattel For quite some time, millennial parents have pushed back against gender stereotypes in toy. And major sellers have been listening. Their buying habits already influenced Disney banish “boys” and “girls” labels from its children’s costumes, inviting girls to dress as Captain America and boys as Belle. Last year, Mattel also did away with “boys” and “girls” toy …

These VSCO Girl Halloween Costumes Will Have You California Dreamin’

Shutterstock 5 VSCO Girl Costumes For Halloween 2019 That’ll Have You California Dreamin’ By Daffany Chan Sept 29, 2019 In the weeks leading up to Halloween, I’m always torn about what I should dress up as. There are always the classic but safe options I fall back on, like being a witch or a ghost. But let’s face it: Sometimes it’s fun to spice things up. If you’re up-to-date on the latest trends, you’ve probably heard about VSCO girls, the fashion look that’s taking social media by storm. It’s the perfect Halloween costume because you can easily craft the VSCO girl aesthetic by collecting a few wardrobe staples. These VSCO girl costumes for Halloween 2019 are an effortless way to …

Dunkin’ Is Selling Spider Donuts & Oreo Hot Chocolate For A Tasty Halloween

Courtesy of Dunkin’ Dunkin’s Halloween 2019 Donuts Are Festive Faves For The Holiday By Daffany Chan Oct 1, 2019 Now that it’s October, it’s officially time to get ready for Halloween. It’s a good time to start thinking about what you’ll dress up as for the special day, whether you spend it passing out candy to trick-or-treaters or at a themed party with friends. Since the opportunity to dress up for the holiday only comes around once a year, my recommendation is to have fun with it and get creative with your costume. Even Dunkin’ is dressing up its donuts in line with the creepy looks of the season, and Dunkin’s Halloween 2019 donuts are dressed-up classics that’ll be as …

Kylie Jenner Confirms Illness & Will Miss Paris Fashion Week – ‘I’m Really Sick’ – Perez Hilton

Not only did Kylie Jenner reportedly miss out on presenting On Wednesday morning, the makeup mogul penned to Twitter (below): “Hi guys! So as you know, I was getting ready to go to Paris for the Balmain show at Paris Fashion Week for the launch of my makeup collab with Olivier [Rousteing]. Unfortunately I’m really sick and unable to travel. I’m heartbroken to be missing this show, but I know that my amazing team, and my friends who are in town for the event, will help me be there in spirit. Creating this collection with Olivier has been a dream. Of course this collection isn’t just for the runway.. I created this so that you could have a piece of …

Nervous Kremlin Warns U.S. Against Releasing Transcripts Of Trump’s Calls With Putin

Donald Trump and Russian President “We would like to hope that things “This is a rather unusual practice,” Peskov said. “As a rule, the materials from conversations on the level of the head of state are considered secret or top secret.” Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Trump’s repeated requests in the call to Zelensky to launch an investigation into his political rival Joe Biden and his son are now the Despite his warning about U.S. actions, Peskov also said Moscow would consider exposing the contents of phone calls with Trump on a case-by-case basis, according to Bloomberg. “No one has turned to us with such requests,” he added. would be “indecent.” “It is indecent,” he said. “For two people elected by their nations to …

Jean genius: how Kojima became Japans denim mecca

The birthplace of Japanese denim has nearly 40 specialist shops to browse and gain an insight into the history and craftsmanship behind the worlds best jeans In a country where craftsmanship is so highly prized, its no surprise to learn that even a product as universal as jeans has been raised to an art form. Thanks to traditional production methods that create high-quality, long-lasting jeans, Japanese denim has iconic status among connoisseur denim heads, who are prepared to pay 250 or more for a pair. Major Japanese brands, such as Momotoro, Pure Blue Japan and Studio dArtisan, all have stores in the big cities, but arguably the best and certainly the most interesting place to buy jeans in Japan is …

Badass millennial women are supercharging startup investments

Patricia Nakache Across the political, social and economic stage, women’s issues are finally receiving heightened attention and priority. What’s driving so much positive change? Unlike previous generations who may have either looked at self-investment as self-indulgence or who simply didn’t have the resources or technology available to make supplementary investments in themselves, today’s badass millennial women are unapologetic about their desire to invest in their own success and well-being. Determined to succeed without compromising their values or physical and mental wellness, these uber-empowered millennial women are making viable a new generation of startups to help them realize their dreams and feel comfortable in their skin. I refer to this economic wave as She-conomy 2.0. These companies have less to do with what …

Henderson howler hands Liverpool narrow win at spirited Sheffield United

Dean Hendersons goalkeeping error allowed Georginio Wijnaldum to score as Liverpool won 1-0 at Sheffield United Liverpools latest title challenge has begun in formidable and often near flawless fashion but their seventh successive Premier League win came riddled with imperfections, reminding everyone that they are mortal after all. The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. No one guessed calamity of the cruellest order beckoned for Henderson. For much of the afternoon Wijnaldums performance had been regressively reminiscent of his once routinely ineffective away displays at Newcastle but then the Dutchman met a headed clearance on the edge of the area and volleyed straight at Henderson. The keeper looked to have gathered routinely only for the ball slip …