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Can you spot what’s wrong with this wedding photo?

<p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Weddings can trigger all sorts of emotions among family and friends, but one bridesmaid had a very unusual response after her brother said “I do” to his bride.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The groom shared a beautiful snap from his special day on Twitter, however, there was one thing that made the photo very unusual.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"> </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Three years ago, I married the love of my life and my sister fell over <a href="https://t.co/9jaSazmiir">pic.twitter.com/9jaSazmiir</a></p> — Kevin Kennedy Ryan II🌹 (@K_47) <a href="https://twitter.com/K_47/status/1022113758083260422?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 25, 2018</a></blockquote> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The photo shows the newlyweds leaning in for their kiss as husband and wife while one of the bridesmaids lay face-down on the floor at the couple’s feet.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Joking about the unique moment, the groom wrote on Twitter: “When you are marrying the love of your life and your sister is literally on the floor.”</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">After posting the photo, the groom received many questions about what was happening when the moment was captured.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“What happened? Was it planned? Did she just hit the deck without warning? Why isn't the vicar looking round? Why does the other bridesmaid have extra flowers? Who took this beauty?” one viewer wrote.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">It has since been revealed that the bridesmaid fainted at the exact moment the officiator announced: “You may now kiss the bride”.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">While it seems that everyone is oblivious to her fall, the groom reassured viewers that “a few seconds later” they all rushed to assist her.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">The groom confirmed that his sister was fine after being helped up and sat down for the remainder of the ceremony.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Once his sister was well, the happy couple gave their interrupted kiss another go.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“We restarted the first kiss once my sister was ok and sitting down,” he wrote.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">Many found the unusual photo very amusing.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; box-sizing: border-box; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-variant-numeric: inherit; font-variant-east-asian: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; orphans: 2; text-align: start; widows: 2; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial; word-spacing: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: 'Helvetica',sans-serif; color: black;">“I think it's impressive that she managed to keep one toe in one shoe!!” one user joked. “I really hope you have this framed! This is the best wedding picture I’ve ever seen!” said another.</span></p>

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Mum’s heartbreaking letter to daughter who took her own life

<p><em>Linda Trevan from Melbourne tragically lost her 15-year-old daughter Cassidy to suicide in 2015. Cassidy faced a life of bullying and was later gang raped. Now three years later, Linda shares her emotional letter dedicated to her daughter.</em></p> <p><em>This letter may contain triggering or disturbing material. If you would like to support Linda and her fight against bullying, visit her <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/StopBullyingForCassidyTrevan" target="_blank">Facebook</a> page.</em></p> <p>My darling Cassidy, it’s three years tonight. Three years since that knock on the door that was to end my world.</p> <p>I ran to the front door assuming it was you arriving home from the beach where your dad had taken you for two days to try to cheer you up.</p> <p>But when I opened the door it was two police officers. I was confused. They asked to come in, and then they asked me to sit down. I refused. My first thought was that you’d been in a car accident and that your dad was hurt. “Just tell me what’s happened,” I said.</p> <p>“We are sorry to inform you that your daughter took her own life this afternoon.”</p> <p>I just remember backing away from them with my hands over my face wailing, “no, no, no, no, nooooo”.</p> <p>They helped me to a chair as my whole body started to give way at the same time as my world fell apart.</p> <p>It was 8.30pm, but they told me you’d been pronounced dead at 6.10pm, although you had actually died around 4.30pm, almost 100km away from me. They said your lifeless little body would already be with the coroner. How could you be dead? How could you have been dead for four hours without me feeling it? How could I not have been with you in your final moments?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FStopBullyingForCassidyTrevan%2Fposts%2F235279363598105&amp;width=500" width="500" height="805" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>In some ways it feels like only yesterday… In other ways it seems like forever ago. But it always just feels like the emptiest, deepest, most unimaginable pain. To know that I’ll never see you again, never hug you again, never laugh with you again, never rub your little back to help soothe you to sleep again.</p> <p>The day you died I feel like I died too, and that I’ve barely existed since then. I don’t know if I’ll ever really be able to create a meaningful life for myself without you. I miss you so so very much, every second of every day, and you still dominate the bulk of my daily thoughts.</p> <p>Last night I lit a 55-hour candle so you can find your way home to me. Come and visit me in my dreams, please, I need to see you, to have just one more joyous moment with you.</p> <p>I don’t think I’ve made it to the acceptance stage of grief yet. How can I ever accept that my precious only baby was so betrayed, so wronged, so let down by society and every professional who failed to help and protect you, both before and after what happened to you? How can I ever accept that you were so broken, so so very sad that you had to take your own life to stop your pain? The knowledge of how badly you had to suffer just kills me and always will.</p> <p>I’m so so sorry that I couldn’t fix you and make it all better, like a mum should be able to, so that we could still be together today and forever.</p> <p>My grief is still so incredibly overwhelming. But I have to try to stay strong so that I can keep your name and your memories alive and continue spreading bullying awareness to try to save other lives.</p> <p>Love and proudness my precious darling, my forever 15, my teen-angel, you were my dream come true my beautiful baby. I love you and miss you so very much, with every little fragment of my broken heart. You were the love of my life, an absolute joy, and It was an honour and a privilege to be your mum. I just keep having to tell myself that you are no longer in pain and are now at peace. fly, fly, my infinite child.</p> <p>I wish you could see how much love and support your story has received from all around the world. You will live on in my heart, and in the hearts of thousands all around the world, forever. xxx</p> <p>#bullyingkilledmychildcassidytrevan</p> <p><em>Cassidy was only 13 years old when she was gang raped by a group of students. After the incident occurred, her family had decided to relocate, but despite moving away, the young teenager faced bullying online up until the day she passed away, 22 months later.</em></p> <p><em>Linda is now wanting to make sure no other parent goes through what she has gone through and is hoping that this letter will push children to speak to someone they trust if they are being bullied.</em></p> <p><em>If you are troubled by this article, experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call the Depression Helpline at 0800 111 757 or visit<span> </span><a href="http://depression.org.nz/">depression.org.nz</a>.</em></p>

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How Princess Mary will be celebrating Christmas

<p>It’s no secret that the Tasmanian turned Danish Royal has experienced Christmas in every season. Whether it’s Australia’s scorching hot summer or Europe’s minus temperatures.</p> <p>And this year, with all that experience under her belt, the Princess has decided to go all out with her Christmas decorations at the Danish palace.</p> <p>Taking to social media, the Danish royals’ official Instagram account shared a snap of the family’s extravagant tree, covered in multiple baubles and ornaments with the top nearly touching the high ceiling.</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/Brc1QDGAtH-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/Brc1QDGAtH-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Julestemning i Riddersalen i Frederik VIII’s Palæ, Amalienborg, her på tredje søndag i advent. 📸 H.K.H. Kronprinsessen ©️</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/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Dec 16, 2018 at 5:50am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The family chose to not wrap their tree with fairy lights, choosing to use candles instead. Whether or not that’s a fire hazard, we don’t know, but the Danish royals tend to light the wicks after dinner as a tradition on Christmas Eve.</p> <p>The photo came complete with the caption: “Christmas party in the Knights Hall in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, here on the third Sunday in advent.”</p> <p>Other elements of décor included pine cones and golden baubles carefully placed on top of a marble table.</p> <p>Last Christmas, the Crown Prince and Princess celebrated Down Under where they enjoyed the warm weather and played soccer at Palm Beach in New South Wales.</p> <p>But this Christmas, we’re sure they’ll be covered up in a lot more layers as Denmark is sure to bring a colder front this holiday season!</p>

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Duchess Meghan shows off growing baby bump at royal engagement

<p>Duchess Meghan showed off her very prominent baby bump while appearing at a care home in London.</p> <p>Addressing the size of her bump, she joked that she was “very pregnant today” as she arrived at the Royal Variety Charity’s residential nursing and care home Brinsworth House for a Christmas event.</p> <p>The 37-year-old’s burgeoning bump immediately sparked speculation that she was much further along in her pregnancy than first thought.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 348.77027734170593px; height: 500px;" src="/media/7822490/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f46ad3e1ed774f5ebdee4992827f1d1a" /></p> <p>Kensington Palace revealed that Meghan was expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the UK springtime, with many assuming that the royal bub would arrive in April.</p> <p>While speaking to retired actress Josephine Gordon, Meghan – who is nearing her third trimester – said she was feeling “very good” and “very pregnant today”.</p> <p>The expecting mum asked the resident if she had any children of her own, to which Josephine responded: “No, I had a career.”</p> <p>Meghan, who first rose to fame after appearing in legal drama <em>Suits</em>, replied: “Yes, that I understand.”</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/BriKTJ6FTEB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BriKTJ6FTEB/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duchess of Sussex this morning visited The Royal Variety Charity’s residential nursing and care home Brinsworth House, to join the residents and staff as they enjoyed a festive themed morning 🎄 The Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is Patron, assists those who have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. The Duchess attended this year’s Royal Variety Performance with The Duke in November. Proceeds raised from the event go directly towards supporting Brinsworth House. 📸PA</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/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 18, 2018 at 7:30am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>During her visit, Meghan cradled her baby bump as she took part in festive activities, including craft-making and listening to Christmas carols.</p> <p>For the engagement, Meghan wore a white Brock Collection dress with grey florals paired with a grey coat by Soia &amp; Kyo.</p> <p>The outing marked Meghan’s last public engagement before the Christmas break.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join the royal family at Sandringham to celebrate with the Queen.</p>

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The “cruel” letter Camilla sent Prince Charles that broke his heart

<p>After dating Camilla Shand for six months, 24-year-old Prince Charles was forced to put his relationship “on hold” as he went on tour as part of the Royal Navy.</p> <p>In March 1973, the heir to the throne was in the West Indies when he learned the devastating news that Camilla was going to marry another man.</p> <p>Royal spectators have previously revealed that the royal family put pressure on Camilla and Charles to end their relationship as they didn’t think the daughter of a British Army major was a suitable match for the future king.</p> <p>However, Charles was said to be devastated when 25-year-old Camilla wrote him a letter to let him know that she said yes to tying the knot with her on-again-off-again boyfriend Andrew Parker Bowles.</p> <p>Royal author Penny Junor described Charles’ heartache in her biography of Camilla, <em>The Duchess: The Untold Story</em>.</p> <p>“She wrote to Charles herself to tell him. It broke his heart," she wrote.</p> <p>Charles, who is described as a “prolific letter-writer”, responded to the devastating news by sending letters to his family and friends.</p> <p>"He fired off anguished letters to his nearest and dearest," Juror wrote.</p> <p>"'It seemed to him particularly cruel', he wrote in one letter, that after 'such a blissful, peaceful and mutually happy relationship' fate had decreed that it should only last a mere six months."</p> <p>Charles was upset that he had “no one” to go home to when he returned to England.</p> <p>"I suppose the feeling of emptiness will pass eventually," Charles wrote.</p> <p>Charles then went on to date Amanda Knatchbull, who later rejected his proposal in 1979.</p> <p>The now 70-year-old then started courting Lady Diana Spencer in early 1980.</p> <p>When Charles and Diana married in July 1981, Camilla had already been married to Andrew for eight years and had two children, Tom and Laura.</p> <p>However, both marriages eventually ended in divorce, with Camilla splitting from her husband in 1995.</p> <p>One year later in 1996, Charles and Diana’s marriage officially ended.</p> <p>In 2005, Charles and Camilla finally married in a civil ceremony at Windsor Guildhall. </p>

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Jennifer Aniston’s strange nude habit

<p>Ellen DeGeneres is known for squeezing little random facts out of celebrities on her talk show whilst playing hilarious games.</p> <p>And there was no exception for Jennifer Aniston, as she revealed a naked habit to the host.</p> <p>The 49-year-old former <em>Friends</em> star was on the show to promote her new movie, <em>Dumplin’</em>, and participated in a game called “Burning Questions”. In this game the host asks a personal question and the other has to reply with the first thing that comes to mind.</p> <p>The surprises started when DeGeneres asked what was the strangest thing they both did to make money, to which Aniston replied that she cut people’s hair in ninth grade for $10 per person. Ellen shared that she casually sold vacuum cleaners.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7822503/1-jen-ellen-embed.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/3e545085e51a4492aff36c5b90ecc8b9" /></p> <p>But the shocking naked revelation came when DeGeneres asked Aniston, “Besides making love, showering or swimming, what is something you enjoy doing naked?” and without hesitation the star responded that she loves watching TV in the nude.</p> <p>“You watch TV naked?” DeGeneres asked in shock.</p> <p>Aniston responded, “Yeah, is that weird? At night you get in bed and you watch TV.”</p> <p>The two women have been close friends for many years and their humour and honesty extends far beyond normal talk-show discussions, although it seems, they never fail to surprise one another!</p> <p>What is something you do that other people find strange but you think is normal? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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The royal honour Duchess Meghan will receive from the Queen next year

<p>Although Duchess Meghan is preparing to unwind with the royal family in Sandringham over Christmas, the Duchess of Sussex will have a busy schedule to maintain in the new year.</p> <p>Apart from welcoming her first child and relocating to Frogmore Cottage with her husband Prince Harry, the 37-year-old will also receive a special honour from the Queen.</p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;"><u>The Times</u></em></strong></a>, the Queen will pass down to Meghan one of her royal patronages in early 2019.</p> <p>Her Majesty, 92, is a patron of more than 600 organisations that she is passionate about supporting.</p> <p>Reportedly, Harry and Meghan discussed the move with the Queen last week at Buckingham Palace.</p> <p>It is believed that Meghan has privately met with various groups to learn more about what they do as she prepares to make her decision.</p> <p>The Duchess is expected to announce the first of her patronages in January or February next year.</p> <p>Before she begins her maternity leave in spring, Meghan will make an official visit to each of the organisations she confirms her partnership with.</p> <p>While it’s an honour to receive one of the Queen’s patronages, it’s not unusual for younger members of the royal family to inherit the monarch’s roles.</p> <p>In 2016, the Queen gave Duchess Kate the patronage of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.</p> <p>The same year, Prince William received the patronage of the Amateur Swimming Association, while Prince Harry was named patron for the Rugby Football Union and Rugby Football League.</p> <p>According to the Royal Family’s official website, more than 3000 organisations currently list a member of the family as the patron.</p> <p>As the family are inundated with requests from support groups each year, the royal family choose to collaborate with organisations that reflect their values and passions.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge mainly supports groups that focus on the arts, children’s health, mental health and sport.</p> <p>It is believed that Meghan’s first patronages will support women’s rights and empowerment. </p>

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How this woman found her diamond ring will restore your faith that miracles do happen

<p>Once you lose a diamond ring in a busy car park, there’s no going back.</p> <p>And that’s exactly what happened to Shelley Wells, who dropped her prized possession in a Louisiana car park in the US on December 5.</p> <p>Despite the item of jewellery being small, Shirley Ross, who was also in the same car park on the same day, stumbled across the ring.</p> <p>She discovered the diamond ring as she was getting out of her car, and luckily for Wells, Ross was adamant on returning it to its rightful owner.</p> <p>It was an innocent blunder, as Wells took off her ring to apply hand cream as she sat in her car.</p> <p>She placed the ring on her lap, and forgetting that it was there, she got out of the car and dropped it.</p> <p>The ring was a 20th-anniversary present from her husband.</p> <p>She soon realised the sentimental item was missing and went back to the car park to look for it, but unfortunately, had no luck.</p> <p>Speaking to local news station <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/shreveport-women-say-divine-intervention-led-to-lost-ring-s-return/1654182401" target="_blank"><em>KTAL</em></a>, Wells said: “That night I got into bed and I said, ‘OK, I’m going to post it on Facebook’.”</p> <p>She took to social media to ask about her ring at 10:19pm, hoping desperately for a response.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FShelley.Jenkins.Wells%2Fposts%2F10216463357632406&amp;width=500" width="500" height="528" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>With Ross having the ring in her possession, she thought to hand it to the store staff, so they could take care of it, but then a voice inside her told her to track down the owner herself.</p> <p>“As I looked at the ring, I said, ‘No, I can’t, I must pursue this,” she said.</p> <p>“I must find the owner of this ring.”</p> <p>Coincidentally, Ross was in this exact position before, as she had also taken off her wedding ring in a parked car and lost it.</p> <p>Unfortunately, Ross never found her ring, but that made her more determined to help deliver this one back to the woman who lost it.</p> <p>Ross’s daughter posted on Facebook exactly one minute after Wells at 10:20 pm about the found ring as she tried her best to find the owner.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsherri.collier%2Fposts%2F10156886430339324&amp;width=500" width="500" height="480" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FShelley.Jenkins.Wells%2Fposts%2F10216467575217843&amp;width=500" width="500" height="573" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FShelley.Jenkins.Wells%2Fposts%2F10216468368037663&amp;width=500" width="500" height="242" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>Wells, who’s post was shared over 3200 times, reached out to Ross by December 6.</p> <p>And a few short hours later, the ring was back in her hands.</p> <p>“Thank you to the most wonderful lady who saw it in the parking lot and was honest enough [to] turn it in!” she wrote on Facebook.</p> <p>“I truly have been gifted a Christmas miracle!!”</p>

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Looks like Doria Ragland won’t be celebrating Christmas with the Royal Family after all

<p>Although the Royal Family has many traditions to follow, the Queen has famously made exceptions for Prince Harry’s new wife, Duchess Meghan.</p> <p>Last year, the 37-year-old former actress was allowed to attend Christmas with royals even though traditionally only those who were already married into the clan received an invite from the Queen.</p> <p>An insider told <em>Us Weekly</em> at the time: “Attending as a fiancée is a first for the family. Given that Meghan doesn’t have family in the UK, it’s only right that she spends Christmas with Harry and his.”</p> <p>As the Queen had previously been lenient with bending the Christmas rules for Meghan, it seemed believable when previous reports claimed her mother, Doria Ragland, had been invited to Sandringham to join the royals.</p> <p>A senior source told <em>Daily Express</em>: “It’s a mark of the Queen’s respect for Meghan and an acknowledgement that she doesn’t have any other relations in this country — unlike Kate who has the support of a very close family.”</p> <p>However, now royal correspondent Victoria Murphy has gone on record to dispute the unconfirmed claims in a new interview.</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="https://uk.style.yahoo.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Yahoo UK</strong></span></a>’s <em>The Royal Fox</em>, she said: “My understanding is that she’s not going. I don’t think that’s because they weren’t able to or anything like that, I just think it’s not usual for in-laws to go ... I know it was suggested that she was going to go, but that was never confirmed.”</p> <p>Although Doria will not be joining the royals for Christmas, she is expected to spend more time with her daughter as Meghan prepares to welcome her first baby into the world.</p> <p>Doria, who will become a grandmother for the first time in spring, will have rooms set aside for her in the couple’s new home, Frogmore Cottage.</p> <p>However, it is believed that Doria will not be making a permanent move to the Windsor Castle estate as she continues to travel between the UK and the United States. </p>

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The ridiculous amount a royal visit costs: "I cannot stand over this type of expenditure"

<p>The staggering price of a royal visit has been revealed after one councillor in Ireland shared a breakdown of the cost of a visit from Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.</p> <p>In June, the heir to the throne and his wife visited Cork, Ireland, for an overnight stop in the university town.</p> <p>Despite their short stay, Cork City Council spent an excessive amount of money to prepare for the trip.</p> <p>And now, Thomas Gould, Sinn Féin Councillor for Cork North Central, has shared a breakdown of the cost on Twitter.</p> <p>He wrote: "Cork City Council’s spent €19,770 ($31,078) for a dinner for Charles &amp; Camilla along with 70 guests. In total €203,761 ($320,310).”</p> <p>"I have no issue with them visiting but I cannot stand over this type of expenditure when we have the high levels of homelessness, hospital waiting lists € much more."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Cork City Council’s spent €19,770 for a dinner for Charles &amp; Camilla along with 70 guests. In total €203,761. I have no issue with them visiting but I cannot stand over this type of expenditure when we have the high levels of homelessness, hospital waiting lists € much more. <a href="https://t.co/WmaUK4SI6o">pic.twitter.com/WmaUK4SI6o</a></p> — CLLRThomas Gould (@ThomasGouldsf) <a href="https://twitter.com/ThomasGouldsf/status/1072292561333686272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The cost for the visit included $9331 spent on polishing door handles in Town Hall and $9780 on replacing a light in the foyer.</p> <p>However, the council has defended the costs in a statement to CCN, saying the expenditure included “specialist reconditioning, polishing and lacquering of over 260 individual brass items by a local specialist firm".</p> <p>The council also spent money on "reconditioning, polishing and lacquering door handles, escutcheons, push plates, finger plates, brass fittings and kick plates.</p> <p>"These items had not been refurbished since they were first put in place over 80 years ago and were due to be refinished but the project was brought forward due to (the) Royal visit," they said.</p> <p>During Charles and Camilla’s stay, they also visited the English Market which was decorated with $14,669 worth of banners to mark its 230th birthday.</p> <p>What are your thoughts on the cost of Prince Charles and Camilla's royal visit to Ireland? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Duchess Kate’s star sign reveals exactly who she is

<p>Duchess Kate has been a royal for several years, but her star sign confirms one of the key reasons why she’s flourished in the significant role she married into.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge was born in Reading, England, on January 9, 1982 – meaning that her sun sign is Capricorn and her moon sign is Cancer.</p> <p><a href="https://honey.nine.com.au"><em><strong><u>Nine Honey</u></strong></em></a> reveals that because she is Capricorn, Kate has a grounded approach to life and has the ability to focus on getting things done, especially when they are of significance.</p> <p>This character trait is revealed in her dedication to her royal work since marrying into The Firm in 2011, while also managing to balance her busy life as a mum-of-three.</p> <p>Capricorns are also known to enjoy the simple things in life and don’t mind taking things slow in order to reach their long-term goals.</p> <p>Her patience was shown during her relationship with Prince William, which began during their years as students at St Andrews University in Scotland.</p> <p>Although the couple began dating in 2004, they split in early 2007 to have a break for a short period.</p> <p>Clarence House refused to directly address the rumours of their break-up, saying in a statement: “We don't comment on Prince William's private life." </p> <p>However, during their engagement interview in 2010, William opened up about their break.</p> <p>"We were both very young," William explained.</p> <p>"It was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.</p> <p>"It was just sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that, and it worked out for the better,” he said.</p> <p>Kate added: “I think I... at the time wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person.</p> <p>"You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realised, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn't think it at the time. Looking back on it."</p> <p>According to <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Nine Honey</em>, those who have the moon Cancer in their star sign have the ability to connect with other people’s emotions and are very empathetic.</p> <p>This can be seen in Kate’s work with the mental health awareness initiative ‘Heads Together’, which she helped develop with her husband and brother-in-law Prince Harry.</p> <p>Recently, it was also announced that <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/new-role-announced-for-duchess-kate-immensely-grateful"><strong><u>Kate will be the Patron</u></strong></a> for Evelina London Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>In a statement made by Kate via the Kensington Palace Instagram account, she said: “It’s a real privilege to be part of this organisation, and I look forward to many happy years ahead.”</p>

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New role announced for Duchess Kate: “Immensely grateful”

<p>The palace has announced a new role Duchess Kate will undertake in the new year, being a Patron for Evelina London Children’s Hospital.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge made a visit to the hospital with her husband Prince William, to meet with children receiving treatment.</p> <p>The royal mother-of-three is hoping to bring attention to the inspiring work being achieved by medical professionals at the hospital.</p> <p>In a statement made by Kate via the Kensington Palace Instagram account, she said: “It’s a real privilege to be part of this organisation, and I look forward to many happy years ahead.”</p> <p>The official announcement said that Kate hopes to learn more about how the hospital supports its patients and the special services they provide to children with rare conditions.</p> <p>"Through visits to hospitals and hospices The Duchess has seen first-hand the impact that comprehensive care and support can have upon young children," the announcement reads.</p> <p>"Her Royal Highness’s new patronage of Evelina London provides an opportunity to champion the medical professionals working on the front-line in children’s healthcare, and shine a light on their work supporting children in their early years."</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/BrQEbL7lanK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrQEbL7lanK/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">"It’s a real privilege to be part of this organisation, and I look forward to many happy years ahead." — The Duchess of Cambridge, today announced as Evelina London Children's Hospital Patron. Evelina London cares for children and young people from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.</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/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 11, 2018 at 6:53am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Next year, the hospital, which is part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where the Queen is a Patron, will celebrate its 150th anniversary.</p> <p>Director of Evelina London, Marian Ridley, said: “We are absolutely delighted and deeply honoured The Duchess of Cambridge has chosen to become our Patron.</p> <p>"The Duchess shares our passion for giving children and young people the very best start in life and Her Royal Highness’ support will help champion the life-saving care our staff are providing to our patient.</p> <p>"It is a huge pleasure to welcome Their Royal Highnesses back to our hospital and we are absolutely delighted that they are able to join us as we begin to celebrate our milestone 150th anniversary.</p> <p>"We are immensely grateful for Their Royal Highnesses' support and we look forward to working closely with The Duchess as our Patron."</p> <p>For the special hospital visit, Kate wore a polka dot L.K. Bennett dress, paired with pearl drop earrings.</p> <p>William and Kate happily mingled with staff and parents at the hospital, learning about the services offered and the patients occupying it.</p> <p>Evelina London offers specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions across London. </p>

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Hilarious sign shaming litterbugs goes viral

<p>Granville Harbour Community Coast Care in Tasmania has taken the internet by storm after sharing its hilarious new sign that was put up within the area, in an effort to reduce the number of people dumping their rubbish on the ground.</p> <p>The sign poses the question “Why are you littering?” and provides hilarious multiple-choice options that allude to the characteristics of someone who leaves their rubbish behind.</p> <p>The tongue-in-cheek options suggest the person dumping their rubbish is a “jerk”, highlights their disrespect for “natural areas” and suggests their “mummy still cleans up” for them – as well as an “all of the above option”.</p> <p><img style="width: 374.585px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7822475/1-anti-litter-embed.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/327e950e9773473ab17b8081f84eeb3d" /></p> <p>The sign has started hilarious discussions on social media form Reddit with various viewers providing their input into the growing rubbish-dumping epidemic.</p> <p>“We need to change cultural attitudes regarding littering, Japan doesn't have a littering problem,” one commenter suggested. “We also need to stop the crap being produced in the first place or make biodegradable packaging mandatory.”</p> <p>Many social media users shared their own personal experiences and disgust with coming across litter within a natural public space.</p> <p>A user shared, “I was sitting at a popular chair yesterday in front of a water view. I picked up 216 cigarette butts. Went back today to find another 8 new ones. A sign like this is needed.”</p> <p>Many people praised the sign and the eye-catching, funny way it has been presented to encourage people to take a second to think about their environmentally harmful actions.</p> <p>“Awesome sign,” one person wrote.</p> <p>While another exclaimed, “WOW these signs should be rolled out across the country.”</p> <p>What are your thoughts on this anti-litter sign? Let us know in the comments.</p>

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Can you spot the bizarre item on this in-flight menu?

<p>British Airways has shocked a passenger aboard a flight with a bizarre warning.</p> <p>Michael L. Brown was perusing over the in-flight menu when he noticed an unconventional message written in fine print.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">You've got to be kidding me. From the British Airways in-flight menu from London to Chicago. <a href="https://t.co/lfecoXAllk">pic.twitter.com/lfecoXAllk</a></p> — Dr. Michael L. Brown (@DrMichaelLBrown) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrMichaelLBrown/status/1071727461510103041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>It’s common for meals to come with words of caution, whether it be allergens or raw food. But one thing that many don’t come across is a warning for bullet fragments.</p> <p>The menu featured a dish called “Home Counties venison stew” and the text written below said: “Due to the nature of the product, there is a very small risk of bullet fragments that could be found in this meal.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 408px; height: 307px;" src="/media/7822453/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/411f90063e2d4fc09855a97c4b51dbda" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/DrMichaelLBrown">Twitter @DrMichaelLBrown</a></em></p> <p>Speaking to <em><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/">The Sun</a></em>, Mr Brown said, “I travelled first class from Mumbai to Heathrow, and this item definitely wasn’t on the menu.</p> <p>“On my second flight from Heathrow to Chicago I noticed this item on the menu.”</p> <p>When Mr Brown raised his concerns with staff members, they were surprised and amused by the warning.</p> <p>“The two flight attendants I spoke with had never seen or noticed this before but got a good laugh out of it,” he said.</p> <p>“One joked with me that this warning could be so all Americans on board couldn’t sue them. I told them he could well be right.”</p> <p>But despite Mr Brown’s surprise, many users on Twitter claimed that the warning is fairly common.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">If we buy wild rabbit from Argentina here in Germany you´ll find everytime the information, that there is a small risk of bullet fragments.</p> — Darius Tremel (@Musicmaker2011) <a href="https://twitter.com/Musicmaker2011/status/1073145855895592960?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 13, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Venison is deer. Maybe they source their deer from local butcher shops/hunters? We live in MS. My husband is a military man of 15 years from Ok. That’s not weird to me 🤷🏻‍♀️</p> — Sis Latta (@cryslatta) <a href="https://twitter.com/cryslatta/status/1071774460942913536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Pretty normal if you’ve ever hunted birds, although it’s not bullets, it’s shotgun beads 😁</p> — Randy Turnbow (@BigRedCurlyGuy) <a href="https://twitter.com/BigRedCurlyGuy/status/1071889826977218560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 9, 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Usually phrased as buckshot on menus here in the UK and certainly not unusual to see it called out. However, it is a note-worthy inclusion for an in-flight menu, I certainly can't recall it on <a href="https://twitter.com/British_Airways?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@British_Airways</a> before.</p> — Benn Glazier (@bennglazier) <a href="https://twitter.com/bennglazier/status/1072836775880601600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>“These warnings are there as a precaution, and are common practice,” a spokesperson for British Airways told<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/can-spot-bizarre-item-flight-menu-030319516.html" target="_blank"><em>Yahoo Lifestyle</em></a>.</p> <p>“We source the best British ingredients for our inflight menu and this is no exception.”</p>

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This country now has the world’s most powerful passport

<p>Last year, Singapore was the most powerful passport in world. However, it is now tied in second place with Germany after the United Arab Emirates climbed the ladder this year to be the world’s most powerful passport, as reported by the <span><em><a href="https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&amp;objectid=12170816">New Zealand Herald</a></em></span>.</p> <p>The Middle Eastern state added four new countries to its easy entry destinations, bringing their total to 167 countries.</p> <p>New Zealand travellers are 6<sup>th</sup> on the list and can enjoy visa-free travel to 112 countries and obtain automatic entry visas in 50 countries upon arrival.</p> <p>Australia’s passport is in 7<sup>th</sup> place beside Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Latvia.</p> <p>Australians are free to travel to 109 countries visa-free and get automatic entry visas on arrival from 52 nations.</p> <p>Holders of Iceland and Maltese passports can enter 162 countries without a prearranged visa.</p> <p>The reason that the United Arab Emirates has surprised many people is due to the fact that last year the nation wasn’t even listed in the top 10 on the travel list.</p> <p>Dubai’s leader welcomed the news through a tweet stating, “Congratulations to the UAE and it’s people and big thanks to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s teams.”</p> <p>The least powerful passports include Iraq and Afghanistan which grant visa-free access to only 32 and 29 countries.</p> <p><strong>Passport power ranks:</strong></p> <ol> <li>United Arab Emirates</li> <li>Singapore, Germany</li> <li>Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Norway, South Korea and USA</li> <li>Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Canada and United Kingdom</li> <li>Czech Republic and Hungary</li> <li>Malta, Iceland, New Zealand</li> <li>Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Australia</li> <li>Estonia</li> <li>Romania and Bulgaria</li> <li>Cyprus and Liechtenstein</li> </ol> <p> </p>

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First class passenger's touching act of kindness on flight for mother with sick daughter

<p>A travelling mum has shared the touching act of kindness she received from a stranger on her flight.</p> <p>Kelsey Zwick was travelling from Orlando to Philadelphia in the US with her 11-month-old daughter, Lucy, so her baby could receive treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.</p> <p>Sharing the inspiring story on Facebook, Kelsey said she had boarded the American Airlines flight with her daughter when a flight attendant approached them and said a first class passenger wanted to switch seats.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FKelseyAbbottMcArthur%2Fposts%2F10113814031412134%3A0&amp;width=500" width="500" height="708" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>“To the man in 2D. Today you were travelling from Orlando to Philly,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I don’t know you, but I imagine you saw us somewhere. I was pushing a stroller, had a diaper bag on my arm and also lugging an oxygen machine for my daughter. We had smiles on our faces as we were headed to see her ‘friends’ at CHOP (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia).</p> <p>“We pre-boarded the plane, got cosy in our window seat and made jokes to those around us about having to sit by my yelling-but-happy baby. The flight attendant came over and told me you were waiting to switch seats. You were giving up your comfortable, first class seat to us.”</p> <p>Kelsey said the generous act brought her to tears and she “can’t wait to tell Lucy someday”.</p> <p>Explaining how much she was touched, Kelsey wrote: “Not able to hold back tears, I cried my way up the aisle while my daughter Lucy laughed!”</p> <p>Unable to sufficiently thank the good Samaritan properly as they passed each other in the aisle, Kelsey shared the story on Facebook with the hope of tracking him down.</p> <p>Her post quickly went viral and left many teary-eyed.</p> <p>One reader of the selfless gesture wrote: “To have been seen by this man and for him to extend himself in such a quiet, but significant way absolutely tugs every single one of my heart strings.”</p> <p>Another added: “Oh wow. That brought tears to my eyes knowing there ARE good people in the world.”</p> <p>Although Kelsey has not been able to track down the generous man, she has promised to pass on the kindness she received.</p> <p>“It reminded me how much good there is in this world.</p> <p>“In the meantime … we will pay it forward. AA588 passenger in seat 2D, we truly feel inspired by your generosity.”</p> <p>Have you ever received a random act of kindness? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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How often should you be washing your pillowcase?

<p>Time to face the facts, the best part of everyone’s day is bedtime, when you can drift off into a deep sleep and wake up the next morning looking forward to doing it all over again.</p> <p>But have you ever stopped to think about the bacteria that has accumulated on your pillowcase over time?</p> <p>I mean, think about it, you sleep for seven hours a day, every day, so if you aren’t washing them regularly, you may end up dealing with a number of issues.</p> <p>Dirty pillowcases are said to cause several skin problems such as breakouts, irritation and face acne – so if you have a new friend on your face every morning, think of it as your skin telling you it’s time to give your pillow case a good wash.</p> <p>Throughout those blissful hours of relaxation, your pillowcase is collecting remnants of skin, bacteria, fungus and oils from your face and hair.</p> <p>So how often should you replace your pillowcases?</p> <p>Speaking to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/not-washing-pillowcases-nearly-often-043030630.html" target="_blank"><em>Yahoo Lifestyle</em></a>, Jordana Mattioli, an aesthetician, says you should ideally wash your sheets every day.</p> <p>But if that sounds too excessive, turn your pillowcase inside out to get an extra night’s use.</p> <p>Ms Mattioli also recommends wrapping your hair in a scarf while you sleep so your pillowcase remains free from hair products and leftover residues.</p> <p>How often do you wash your pillowcase? Left us know in the comments below.</p>

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Meet the 58-year-old man dubbed the world's “Sexiest Santa”

<p>A 58-year-old man has been dubbed the world's “Sexiest Santa” after appearing in a light-hearted festive campaign for a dating app.</p> <p>Over-50's dating app Lumen has used UK model Paul Orchard to take on the role of Santa.</p> <p>The campaign, which sees the Santa model holding a tray of mince pies and lifting a Christmas tree, has been quickening the heartbeats of female viewers.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 333.203125px;" src="/media/7822484/image_.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a52d1687e5024181a0de1e9bffa68379" /></p> <p>Although the playful shoot promotes Christmas cheer with an attractive Santa Clause, it has a very strategic purpose behind it.</p> <p>The Santa photo shoot is designed to highlight the fact that people over the age of 50 want advertising targeted at them to be fun and attractive.</p> <p>Speaking of his rise to fame as Santa, Orchard said: “Being Santa has to be one of the most fun parts of my job, and I’m chuffed at how the photographs have turned out.”</p> <p>“It shows that getting older doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun.”</p> <p>According to research by the dating app, one fifth of people from the UK fancy the Christmas icon.</p> <p>They also found that 26 per cent of those aged over 50 admitted they can’t resist the famous red suit.</p> <p>The study reported that the reason women are drawn to Santa is because of his trademark smile, good nature and joyful appearance.</p> <p>The world-famous white beard is also responsible for making 20 per cent of women behave extra good this time of year.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see more photos from the world’s sexiest Santa. </p>

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Chloe Lattanzi’s touching tribute to mum Olivia Newton John

<p>Olivia Newton John’s only child, Chloe Lattanzi, has penned an emotional tribute to her famous mum for <a href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au"><em><strong><u>Woman’s Day.</u></strong></em></a></p> <p>The 32-year-old daughter of the <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Grease</em> star candidly discussed her relationship with her mum and how have they’ve grown closer, even through the most difficult moments in their lives.</p> <p>Chloe recalled the confronting first time she learnt her mum had cancer at the age of six.</p> <p>“I was just six the first time she had cancer and Mum never told me,” she wrote.</p> <p>“Then we moved to Australia when she was in recovery and one of the kids at school ran up to me and said, ‘Your mum has cancer and she is dying, haha.’</p> <p>“It was awful. I went home in tears and confronted my mum and said: 'Why didn't you tell me, I could have taken care of you?'</p> <p>“Mum having cancer instilled a fear of loss in me at a very early age – I was scared I might lose her at any moment.”</p> <p>Chloe explained that from that moment, she grew very protective of her mother.</p> <p>“Now Mum is battling cancer again, but this time I am not a kid, I am an adult. I felt like my whole world was collapsing in on me. After going through a denial phase, I was angry that such a wonderful, kind, amazing, generous woman had to go through hell again,” she shared.</p> <p>“It is terrifying and unfair, and it makes me mad that such a beautiful woman has to face this.”</p> <p>She vulnerably shared how the close duo find it hard to articulate the emotions they are constantly battling.</p> <p>“There is no instruction manual on how to deal with all of this, and still today Mum and I find it very difficult to talk about what she is going through.”</p> <p>Chloe said that Olivia’s cancer battle has taught her to appreciate every moment she gets with her mum.</p> <p>“Mum and I have never been as close as we are today – we're both learning how to protect each other and how to talk about this without being scared.”</p> <p>“What cancer has done for Mum and me is to remind us to take every moment we can to enjoy each other,” she wrote.</p> <p>Chloe explained that when they spend time together, they enjoy watching movies, shopping, cooking and laughing.</p> <p>Looking towards the future, Chloe said Olivia is looking forward to her daughter marrying her fiancé James Driskill.</p> <p>“Mum can't wait for us to get married and one day be a grandma.”</p> <p>Chloe said that once she has a baby, she knows that she will be able to rely on her mum to show her the ropes and support her.</p> <p>“We've been through a lot together, but not a day goes by when I'm not happy and proud to call her my mum.”</p>

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Camilla reveals granddaughter was rushed to hospital via air ambulance

<p>Camilla Parker Bowles has recalled the scary moment when one of her granddaughters had to be airlifted to hospital.</p> <p>While attending an airbase near Chippenham to officially open it as patron of Wiltshire Air Ambulance, she shared how grateful she was for the service.</p> <p>She thanked staff for their efforts and said she has witnessed first-hand the work of flying paramedics.</p> <p>"I just really wanted to say a huge thank you to everybody who has been involved with this wonderful project. I know what fantastic work the air ambulance does," Camilla said.</p> <p>"I've seen it and I have known friends that have literally been saved by it. Even in Yorkshire my granddaughter was taken off in the Yorkshire one, one year, and luckily she was sorted and alright, but it gave my daughter such confidence to be aboard it."</p> <p>The Duchess of Cornwall did not name the granddaughter, but it's believed she is referring to Eliza Lopes, as Camilla revealed that her daughter Laura was also onboard.</p> <p>Laura and her husband Harry Lopes share children Eliza, 9, and eight-year-old twins Gus and Louis.</p> <p>Camilla said her granddaughter was “fine” after the terrifying incident in Yorkshire.</p> <p>Further details about the incident are not known as the Yorkshire Air Ambulance said it does not comment on individual cases.</p> <p>A spokeswoman for the service, which was established in 2000, revealed that they operate two helicopters which respond to three to four trauma incidents a day.</p> <p>As well as calling Eliza, Gus and Louis her grandchildren, she is also the grandma of her son Tom Parker Bowles’ children, Lola and Freddie.  </p> <p>Speaking of her grandchildren in the documentary <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Real Camilla: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall</em>, Camilla said: “It's very nice because you haven't got the full responsibility. You can give them a wonderful time, spoil them, give them all the things their parents won't allow them to have and then give them back again."</p> <p>She also revealed that when her younger grandchildren spot her on TV, they respond by waving to her.</p> <p>She added: “I don’t know if they expect me to wave back again!” </p>

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Melania Trump unveils surprising new hair colour

<p>During a rare interview with FOX News last week, Melania Trump showed off a surprising new look.</p> <p>The First Lady of the United States and former model has strayed away from her ombre-coloured hair with a striking blonde look for the Christmas season.</p> <p>The colour change, which may have been inspired by her step-daughter Ivanka Trump, was hinted at earlier in December when Melania was spotted with blonde highlights.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 480px; height: 263px;" src="/media/7822454/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/acd436b812314858b734c09a33e983ac" /></p> <p>Hair expert Kyle White told <a href="https://www.instyle.com"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em style="font-weight: inherit;">InStyle</em></strong></span></a>, “The best way to transition from brunette to blonde is in multiple stages.”</p> <p>"The lighter, honey blonde color is a softer look on the First Lady," he added of the hue.</p> <p>Fans were quick to comment on her new look, with some saying that Melania looks unrecognisable with the new colour.</p> <p>During the interview, Melania criticised “opportunists” who she believes are “using my name or my family name to advance themselves".</p> <p>Speaking on her relationship with her President husband, she said: “I follow what’s going on. And I give my husband advice and my honest opinion. And sometimes he listens and sometimes he doesn’t.”</p> <p>What do you think of Melania Trump’s new hair colour? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Do you think this mum’s Christmas decision is “cruel”?

<p>A mother took to social media to ask for advice on a Christmas dinner dilemma, which many horrified users slammed as “cruel”. Do you agree? </p> <p>The mum, named Sophie, took to Facebook to ask for advice after wrestling with a difficult Christmas situation.</p> <p>“[I] feel this may upset some people so apologies in advance if this is a sensitive topic,” began her post.</p> <p>She explained her financial struggles which have left her family unable to purchase their “usual big Christmas dinner” and asked advice on whether it would be wrong to eat their family pets.</p> <p>“We live on five acres and have loads of chickens, a goat and a pet pig,” she shared. “Would it be wrong to cook them for Christmas? Not the goat, just two of the chickens and the pig?”</p> <p>She then added that if they do end up cooking the family pets, should she tell her children or not say anything and just replace them when they have the money?</p> <p>There was an array of different opinions regarding the matter, with many people saying they believed there was nothing wrong with eating the animals on their farm and that the kids should be aware that it’s a “part of life”.</p> <p>One user shared, “We knew as kids that the lambs we ate used to be the ones we fed and played with at our uncle’s farm.”</p> <p>Another wrote, “I think you should do what you have to, if that’s your option then take it.”</p> <p>But others found it “cruel” and disturbing. “I’d never eat a pet. How cruel to the kids losing a member of the family for one meal,” one user responded.</p> <p>While another added, “I think I’d rather have a veggie Christmas than eat my pets.”</p> <p>What do you think about this mother’s Christmas dinner dilemma? Share your thoughts with in the comments below.</p>

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Princess Eugenie debuts new hair at royal engagement

<p>Princess Eugenie has debuted her new hair while attending an event at the Queen’s Gallery in London.</p> <p>The 28-year-old granddaughter of the Queen has taken inspiration from her cousin’s wife, Duchess Kate, donning a darker shade of chestnut brown.</p> <p>Eugenie, who is the daughter of Princess Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, shared her new look with fans in a post on her Instagram this week.</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/BrQAQSuFe0f/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrQAQSuFe0f/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">As patron of the Tate Young Patrons, I was happy to host a reception at The Queen’s Gallery where we got to see two magnificent shows on Russia. A must see in London. @royalcollectiontrust @tate #queensgallery #buckinghampalace</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/princesseugenie/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Princess Eugenie</a> (@princesseugenie) on Dec 11, 2018 at 6:16am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Eugenie wrote: “As patron of the Tate Young Patrons, I was happy to host a reception at The Queen’s Gallery where we got to see two magnificent shows on Russia. A must see in London.”</p> <p>On October 12, Eugenie tied the knot with Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.</p> <p>Prior to her big day, Eugenie was seen in London with auburn red hair, showing a subtle comparison to her redhead mother.</p> <p>However, when her wedding arrived Eugenie chose to dye her hair a darker auburn shade. </p>

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The exact moment Queen Elizabeth II knew Prince Philip was the one

<p>This year, the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 71st wedding together after tying the knot in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947.</p> <p>The couple have overcome many adversities together and their marriage is the longest of any British sovereign.</p> <p>The duo first met when Elizabeth was just eight, at the wedding of Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark (Philip’s cousin) and Prince George, Duke of Kent (Elizabeth’s uncle) in 1934.</p> <p>However, they crossed paths again five years later and it was on this day that the then heir-to-the throne fell in love with her future husband.</p> <p>When Elizabeth was 13, she visited the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth with her sister Margaret and her parents.</p> <p>Speaking on <a href="https://honey.nine.com.au"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>9Honey</strong></span></a>’s <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Windsors</em> podcast, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter says: “[The princesses] were escorted around the property by an 18-year-old blonde-haired blue-eyed midshipman, Prince Philip, who was charged with taking care of the girls while the royal parents were off doing duties."</p> <p>“She was totally in lust, I think," says Juliet Rieden, author of <em style="font-weight: inherit;">The Royals in Australia</em>.</p> <p>"He was devilishly handsome. People at the time said that he looked like a Greek God, this shock of blonde hair, he was very tall, he was very muscular."</p> <p>On the weekend of the royal family’s Dartmouth visit, Philip joined them for dinner on their yacht.</p> <p>Elizabeth’s infatuation with the officer was noticed by Lord Louis Mountbatten, an aide to the King who was also on the trip.</p> <p>It was several years before the couple dated because of Elizabeth’s age, however, Arbiter believes that moment was when their relationship began.</p> <p>Rieden explains, "It’s been widely reported that the Queen was smitten the minute she met him. That was it.</p> <p>"Of course, she was only 13 and he was 18, so they wrote letters to each other while he was off on naval service. They were writing to each other all the time."</p> <p>In 1946, Philip asked King George VI for permission to marry his daughter and the future Queen.</p> <p>The King agreed on the condition that the official announcement would not be made until Elizabeth turned 21 the following April.</p>

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New police investigation: Was Madeleine McCann killed by a drunk driver?

<p>She disappeared at the age of three and has been missing for 11 years. Madeleine McCann was on a holiday in Portugal with her family when she vanished in 2007 while her parents were having dinner in a nearby restaurant.</p> <p>Sadly, there hasn’t be a credible sighting of her since that night.</p> <p>For 11 years British police, Scotland Yard and the toddler’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have worked endlessly over the past decade to try and locate her.</p> <p>In what could be a positive sign, a new lead came into play recently. As reported by <span><em><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7820354/madeleine-mccann-looking-for-parents/">The Sun</a></em></span>, British police are re-examining the theory that the toddler woke up in the middle of the night, left the apartment and began walking around the villa looking for her parents.</p> <p>According to the theory, Madeleine walked out of the complex and could have possibly been struck by a drunk driver, who placed her body in a car and buried her later.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Scotland Yard officers are looking into the possibilities of a kidnapping or burglary gone wrong.</p> <p>“A meeting took place at the HQ of the General Attorney’s Office, which was attended by the prosecutor from Portimao, who is in charge of the Portuguese inquiry,” a Portugal informant said.</p> <p>“One of the lines of investigation that continues to be pursued is that Maddie could’ve walked out of the holiday flat herself,” shared David Edgar, a former investigator on Madeleine’s case, as he explained his theory.</p> <p>As reported by <span><em><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7779795/madeleine-mccann-investigator-claims-missing-could-be-alive/">The Sun</a></em></span>, Edgar is adamant the toddler was kidnapped by a child sex gang.</p> <p>“She is most likely being held captive, possibly in an underground cellar or dungeon and could emerge at any time,” he added.</p> <p>The former investigator also believes Madeleine is still in Portugal and is being held against her will and that someone in Portugal knows what happened to the young girl.</p> <p>Edgar urged that now is the time to come forward with information.</p> <p>“Unless a body is found there is hope. Everyone hopes for a positive outcome and Kate and Gerry will never give up, even when the funding runs out. I hope they get an answer, they’ve been waiting for so long,” he pleaded.</p> <p>British Home Office has announced that it has allocated an extra 150,000 pounds ($265,275 AUD) to Scotland Yard so they can continue their investigations to find Madeleine. Metropolitan Police are following two new leads which they have informed Maddie’s parents about, and they are “hopeful of getting a result”.</p> <p>Edgar hopes they’re chasing up his theory which he didn’t have the resources to pursue himself when he was working on the case.</p> <p>“Not for want of trying, but as a private investigator, I was faced with certain restrictions and stumbling blocks unlike the official authorities,” he explained.</p> <p>Kate McCann wrote a heartbreaking letter to the <em>Telegraph</em> where she revealed that each year she still buys presents for her daughter at Christmas time.</p> <p>“The presents I buy for her usually have to jump out at me,” she wrote. “She would be a teenager now so I always try and pick something that would be suitable and enjoyable for her no matter what age she is when she gets to open them.”</p> <p>The heartbroken mother added, “In my head I guess I just want everything to be right for her when she comes back home. The loft is filled with the presents I have bought for Madeleine and her wardrobe too.”</p> <p>Kate also shared that she hasn’t touched her daughter’s bedroom since she went missing and that it’s in the same condition as it was before her disappearance.</p> <p>She confided in the letter that during the time Maddie went missing she felt “numb”, and now, over 10 years later, everything she does on a daily basis is tinged with sadness.</p> <p>Do you think this new investigation will finally lead to answers? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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Inside Duchess Kate’s $3.6 million home before she became a royal

<p>The home Kate shared with her sister Pippa before she became the Duchess of Cambridge has been put up for sale for a cool $3.6 million.</p> <p>The three-bedroom apartment located in Chelsea, London, belongs to the Duchess’ parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, and according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/" target="_blank">The Sunday Times</a></em>, they are expected to make a cool $2.2 million profit from the sale.</p> <p>The home was purchased by the Middleton’s for $1.6 million in 2002, and now with the Duchess residing in Kensington Palace and Pippa living in a $31 million luxury townhouse in London with her husband James Matthews and their baby boy, the home is no longer needed.</p> <p>After the birth of Prince George in 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge moved into Apartment 1A. The beautiful home consists of 20 bedrooms and has a view of Hyde Park.</p> <p>Pippa Middleton isn’t doing too bad either, as her and her multi-millionaire husband James recently completed the renovations on their five-story London mansion, which had already featured a gym, an underground cinema, a lift, a “staff room” and six bedrooms.</p> <p>The renovations cost a total of $2.2 million.</p> <p>The Middleton family's apartment sits on a quaint street in Chelsea with the home consisting of three floors with a number of rooms, along with the three bedrooms.</p> <p>Also shown in photos is a small kitchen and a large dining area decorated with classic furniture and patterned curtains.</p> <p>Kensington Palace did not provide a comment on the home being put up for sale.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see all the photos of Kate’s home before she became the Duchess of Cambridge. </p>

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Prince Harry’s $35 million fortune under threat

<p>It has come to light that Prince Harry’s $35 million trust fund, set up for him by his late mother Princess Diana and the Queen Mother, could be targeted for tax reasons thanks to a US legal loophole.</p> <p>Despite Harry and Meghan marrying in May this year, the new Duchess of Sussex is still technically a US citizen. While it’s believed she has officially applied to become a British citizen, apparently – even though she is a royal now – her application process doesn’t receive any special treatment and could take several years before she is granted UK citizenship.</p> <p>Which means, in the meantime, the former actress is legally required to pay US income tax on any earnings or allowances she receives whilst residing in Britain. But now that she is married to Prince Harry, it could mean his own earnings could be affected too.</p> <p>Royal aides speaking to the <em>Sunday Express</em> in the UK, stated, “We’re looking at a level of financial exposure the royal family has never had to face before.”</p> <p>They added, “It’s the royal household’s worst nightmare … Everything has to be declared.”</p> <p>Along with Meghan’s own $7 million fortune she amassed during her acting career, British media has reported that the US taxman could also have his eye on her designer clothes, jewellery, homes and gifts the new Duchess has received as royal proceeds.</p> <p>The Duke of Sussex lives off his $35 million trust fund inheritance, earning an annual salary of around $525,000 a year. But the US government could potentially count that towards Meghan’s income in the UK too.</p> <p>Do you think Harry and Meghan should have to pay US tax on their royal earnings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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Father-of-four opens letterbox to find random act of kindness

<p>A father-of-four from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast was very surprised after opening his mailbox to find a kind anonymous note.</p> <p>Sharing his discovery on discussion website Reddit, he revealed upon opening the note he also noticed $20 was attached.</p> <p>The heartwarming message on the note read, “Hello, this is a random act of kindness."</p> <p>“I think this $20 would be of more benefit to you than it is to me. All I ask is that maybe one day you do an act of kindness for someone else.”</p> <p>The man told <span><a href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/father-four-opens-letterbox-find-random-act-kindness-023106840.html">Yahoo7</a></span> that he believes the letter was hand-delivered and he spent some time trying “to think if it was someone I know”.</p> <p>Revealing how he spent the money, he shared, “I used it on activity books and pencils for the kids. They had been asking all week for some.”</p> <p>Following his feel-good post, the Queensland father received his fair share of scepticism on the internet, with the picture he posted attracting an abundance of comments as well as various reactions.</p> <p><img style="width: 345px; height: 368px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821984/1-letter-money.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/fa595084b67c4c81b96f3f60034fea01" /></p> <p>One user wrote, “Far out, your house must look pretty rough to elicit random donations.”</p> <p>While another asked if he needed the money to which he replied, “Nope but the kids enjoyed it.”</p> <p>A third person commented, “So apparently you look like the kind of guy who needs $20. How do you feel about that?”</p> <p>And the criticisms didn’t stop there. Another user responded, “I can’t be the only one who thinks this is a little weird and creepy? Why not just hand it to a bum on the street?” while another directly stated the note is “clearly fake”.</p> <p>However, the dad-of-four clapped back at the dubious non-believers, writing, “It’s most definitely not a fake. I posted because it’s great people do this. Some people still have time in their lives to think of others.”</p> <p>The Queenslander added that he hoped they will someday “receive something like this that will change their mind”.</p> <p>Some Reddit users were hopeful and optimistic, with one person commenting, “Awesome. Hope you pay it forward one day”, to which the father responded, “I most definitely will.”</p> <p>Do you believe in small acts of kindness like this one? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The "hidden meaning" in Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's Christmas card

<p>On the weekend, the palace released the Christmas cards of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla, the Prince William and Duchess Kate's family, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan’s black and white Christmas card has received a flood of interest from fans because of its non-traditional style.</p> <p>The stunning photo, which was taken by Chris Allerton at their wedding reception, shows the couple holding hands and leaning in towards each other as they watch the firework display.</p> <p>Although there is plenty of negativity surrounding the romantic photo, royal commentator Victoria Arbiter believes the photo was chosen because it gives the world an intimate glimpse into a special moment from their lives.</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/BrXYWCsl0jR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrXYWCsl0jR/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are delighted to share a new photograph from their Wedding Reception at Frogmore House on 19th May. The photograph, which was taken by photographer Chris Allerton, features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.</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/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:01am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“As Harry and Meghan poured over their wedding album trying to decide which photo to share, were they really plotting their revenge on the spate of unfair headlines in recent weeks?”</p> <p>“Instead, could it possibly have been, let’s use a picture that no-one’s seen before. One from our happiest day, a moment of unbridled bliss. That might be a nice way to wish everyone a Happy Christmas?”</p> <p>The candid photo, which is also the first-ever photo to be made public from their wedding reception, also displays the lake at Frogmore House – the grounds of their future home in Windsor.</p> <p>Body language expert Judi James said the “super-glam” photo shows off “Harry and Meghan’s enviably romantic life as an A-list power couple in the Hollywood style”.</p> <p>“It could be an ad for a luxury brand, with the formally dressed couple lost in their intimate moment as they gaze up at the fireworks.</p> <p>Judi said the fact that their backs are turned to the camera reveals one key aspect of their relationship.</p> <p>“It implies they're in that stage of love where they only have eyes for one another.”</p> <p>Throughout the year, the newlyweds have not shied away from showing affection for one another while they attend public engagements.</p> <p>For their Christmas card photo, Prince William and Duchess Kate opted for a family photo taken in Autumn.</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/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrXYSdHFcz-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their Royal Highnesses’ Christmas card this year.</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/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:00am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In the photo, shot by Matt Porteous at their Norfolk home, all three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – are flashing sweet smiles for the camera.</p> <p>Prince Charles and his wife Duchess Camilla opted for a photo of them looking into each other’s eyes while sitting on a bench in the gardens of Clarence House.</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/BrXacvDA0Xf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrXacvDA0Xf/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Here is a closer look at the photograph that featured on The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall’s Christmas card this year. The photograph was taken by Hugo Burnand in the garden of Clarence House this summer.</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/clarencehouse/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Clarence House</a> (@clarencehouse) on Dec 14, 2018 at 3:19am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see more Christmas cards from the royal family over the years. </p>

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Pink snaps back at parenting police with witty message

<p>Pink doesn’t have time for those who critically analyse her parenting skills.</p> <p>Taking to Instagram, the pop star shared a photo of her son Jameson Moon Hart indulging in chocolate, and the mother-of-two paired it with a witty caption.</p> <p>“Chocolate is good for babies, right?” she wrote. “Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you.”</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/BrUJROJhqNW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrUJROJhqNW/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Chocolate is good for babies right? Help me Instagram, we can’t possibly parent without you.</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_medium=loading" target="_blank"> P!NK</a> (@pink) on Dec 12, 2018 at 8:52pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The sarcastic comment comes after Pink’s husband Carey hart posted a photo of himself and Jameson taking a ride on a dirt bike.</p> <p>Hart, who posted the photo three days ago, had already predicted the amount of backlash he was going to receive, as he wrote in the caption: “Don’t worry parent police, I’m a professional. #BeADadNotAFad.”</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/BrL6yovHUYg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=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/BrL6yovHUYg/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Jamo has his race face on😂😂😂. Don’t worry parent police, I’m a professional. #BeADadNotAFad @FoxMoto @Dualigans @giantbicyclesusa @RideDunlop @Guts_Racing_Inc @WorksConnection @Fmf73 @motionpro @Twin_air @GalferUsa @ODIgrips @mactools38 @acerbisusa @Bel_RayCompany @GoodRide @HinsonRacing</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/hartluck/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Carey Hart</a> (@hartluck) on Dec 9, 2018 at 4:11pm PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Still, his followers took to the comment section to criticise Hart, saying that the 23-month-old wasn’t adequately protected, and the activity wasn’t age appropriate.</p> <p>“Your face and body protected but his isn’t,” wrote one person, with others agreeing to the sentiment, saying that Jameson should have been provided with more than a helmet.</p> <p>“Nice eye protection for the kid,” said another.</p> <p>Hart responded to the backlash by telling them to “move along".</p> <p>But despite the onslaught of negative comments, there were many positive ones as they praised the parents for making sure their children Jameson and 7-year-old daughter Willow Sage Hart grow up with fond memories.</p> <p>“I wish my dad was like you when I was young,” wrote one follower. “You can’t wrap them in cotton wool all the time and you’re a professional. Don’t stop being an awesome dad.”</p> <p>Another person wrote: “I took my kids riding at that age. They loved it and wanted to go as fast as possible. As you said, ‘You are a professional’. Screw everyone else, your son is having a blast and you are making memories.”</p> <p>Do you think Pink and Carey are in the wrong with their parenting style? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Awkward ending as Ellen DeGeneres reunites two long-lost friends

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>A girl who took to Twitter to find her long-lost friend was reunited with her on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show – but things didn’t go according to plan.</p> <p>Virginia resident Brianna Cry tweeted in November a childhood snap of her sitting with a young girl who she met for one night on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006.</p> <p>She hoped the tweet would help her track down her friend Heidi, and after going viral, Brianna found her friend 11 hours after she had posted the photo.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006. We were basically bestfriends for that night so I need y’all to help me find my bestfriend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited. <a href="https://t.co/LRtk6ClvV3">pic.twitter.com/LRtk6ClvV3</a></p> — Bri (@briannacry) <a href="https://twitter.com/briannacry/status/1066257032473399297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 November 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The heartwarming story reached Ellen, and so of course, the talk show host had to reunite them by inviting them both on the show.</p> <p>The two women met for the second time after 12 years, but the reunion fell short as it became obvious that Heidi wasn’t as eager to meet Brianna as everyone hoped she would.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Heard you were looking for me~ <a href="https://t.co/Dz4z1wapRv">pic.twitter.com/Dz4z1wapRv</a></p> — heii (@heii_tree) <a href="https://twitter.com/heii_tree/status/1066427544960815109?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 November 2018</a></blockquote> <p>The segment started off with Brianna and Heidi sitting down on the couch with Heidi feigning shock when she discovered Brianna flew from interstate just to meet her.</p> <p>“You flew in from Virginia?” asked Heidi.</p> <p>Ellen then proceeded to ask Heidi if she felt a “connection” with Brianna on the dinner cruise where the two originally met, but her answer wasn’t what anyone was expecting.</p> <p>“I think … yeah I did,” she said. “I mean, it was just for the one day. I’m sorry, but it was.”</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/2ocFwp9_wA0" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> <p>Despite Ellen’s best efforts, the awkwardness between the pair didn’t go unnoticed by viewers.</p> <p>“They don’t even look like they’re glad to see each other,” tweeted one person.</p> <p>“The Asian girl didn’t seem enthused at all to see her long lost friend from that cruise. I felt sorry for the other girl. She was just kinda pushed to the side,” wrote another.</p> <p>One thing that did excite Heidi was Ellen presenting both ladies with $10,000 to help pay for university.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Newspaper's awkward Julia Roberts typo goes viral

<p>A local newspaper has had its chance in the spotlight after making an unfortunate typo in the headline of a Julia Roberts story.</p> <p>The <em>Post-Journal</em> of Jamestown, New York, paid tribute to the Hollywood actress and her phenomenal career spanning over 30 years, but while their intentions were pure, the headline was what caught people’s attention the most.</p> <p>It read: “Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age.”</p> <p>While it meant to say her “Roles Get Better W<span>ith Age”, it was too late to retract the mistake, as the article on the 51-year-old had been published and soon, was in the hands of readers around the city.</span></p> <p>It didn’t take long for the blunder to make its way around the world as users took to Twitter to share photos of the printing error.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Headline of the day <br /><br />Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age <a href="https://t.co/85oU83ijgi">pic.twitter.com/85oU83ijgi</a></p> — raf taylor (@truthis24fps) <a href="https://twitter.com/truthis24fps/status/1072126786253791232?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 December 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">I feel this title about Julia Roberts and Holes perhaps needs a little finessing <a href="https://t.co/z2o7EmJKbk">pic.twitter.com/z2o7EmJKbk</a></p> — Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrJenGunter/status/1072268067181289472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 December 2018</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheEllenShow</a> can’t believe this headline in our local paper... Julia Roberts will be glad to know her holes are getting better with age😂😂 <a href="https://t.co/gvZkOsBjyN">pic.twitter.com/gvZkOsBjyN</a></p> — elizabeth (@eadavisus) <a href="https://twitter.com/eadavisus/status/1071797333497647104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 December 2018</a></blockquote> <p>In the story, the Oscar winner spoke about her age and how her life experiences reflect the roles she chooses to play.</p> <p>“You know, I’m happy and I have fun at home, so it would take a lot for someone to say: ‘Look, you can play this part where you’re happy and have fun.’ Well, I just do that at home,” she said.</p> <p>Despite starring in mega hit rom-coms in the past, back in October, Julia said she was done playing the damsel in distress as she cannot convince the audience that she’s a naïve character.</p> <p>“There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies, which I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them,” she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.etonline.com/" target="_blank"><em>Entertainment Tonight</em></a>.</p> <p>“But sometimes, they just don’t work at a certain point of life experience.”</p>

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