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Body language expert's verdict: Did Harry and Meghan have a spat at Eugenie's wedding?

<p>On Friday, Prince Harry and Meghan joined together with the royal family to watch on as Princess Eugenie married Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>And while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for not shying away from public displays of affection, a body language expert has revealed the reason why the couple showed a “less than tactile display”.</p> <p>Speaking to <u><em><a href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/"><strong>The Sun's Fabulous Online</strong></a></em>,</u> body language expert Judi James revealed that Harry and Meghan looked tense as they sat inside St George’s chapel, waiting for the ceremony to begin.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 332.28643216080405px;" src="/media/7821335/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/05b190cbf22d4eea87537eafc78a3c0c" /></p> <p>“For some reason Harry looks distracted and fidgety as they wait in the pews, while Meghan sits facing front and looking demure and impervious, with a polite social smile on her face,” Judi said<em>.</em></p> <p>“Harry mutters something to Meghan and her eyebrows raise before she turns her head towards him, using what looks like an emphatic gesture with each word of her reply.”</p> <p>She added: “Meghan looks a little bit like a mother with a naughty kid and she even raises both of her hands in a gesture that could mean slight exasperation.</p> <p>“Whatever she says she then leans forward to resume her conversation with the guest in the row in front.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 333.9793281653747px;" src="/media/7821336/2.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ff7d6e72077540a4a11afc06555ff9e5" /></p> <p>“Harry's response is to rub his face, sniff and lick his lips impatiently as he sinks against the side of the chair, looking away.”</p> <p>Although the cause of the tension between the two is unknown, the couple quickly bounced back and became their normal outgoing selves again.</p> <p>Judi James explained: “If the pair did have a small disagreement it was soon over because they were back to their normal loving, hand-holding and hugging behaviours once the ceremony was over.”</p> <p>Harry and Meghan said their vows in the same church earlier this year on May 19.</p> <p>The Duchess of Sussex wore an elegant navy Givenchy dress to Eugenie’s nuptials, accessorising with a hat by Noel Stewart and Manolo Blahnik heels.</p> <p>For her big day, Eugenie wore a low-back wedding gown by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vo, proudly showing her scoliosis scar following surgery when she was 12 years old. </p>

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Princess Eugenie’s wedding: The adorable moment you missed between the bride and groom

<p>On Friday, the royal family watched on as ninth-in-line to the throne, Princess Eugenie, said “I do” to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>While the public and guests had their eyes fixated on the beautiful bride walking down the aisle in St George’s Chapel, her groom made one sweet gesture.</p> <p>While no one was looking, Jack slyly put his glasses on to see his bride make her entrance into the church.</p> <p>The 32-year-old usually prefers to go without his glasses but made an exception on his big day so he would be able to clearly see Eugenie walking towards him.</p> <p>Once the Queen’s granddaughter made it to the altar and stood by his side, he removed the glasses and handed them to his best man and brother, Thomas.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">let's take a moment to Appreciate Jack wearing his glasses to see her 😍😂… <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RoyalWedding?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RoyalWedding</a> <a href="https://t.co/zfaUDdV71G">pic.twitter.com/zfaUDdV71G</a></p> — Asma (@4MissS) <a href="https://twitter.com/4MissS/status/1050700875130437634?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 12, 2018</a></blockquote> <p>It wasn’t the only time during the ceremony that the couple’s affection for each other was noticed by onlookers.</p> <p>According to the <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/auhome/index.html"><strong><em><u>Daily Mail</u></em>’</strong></a>s lip reader, when Jack first saw Eugenie he reportedly whispered to his brother: “Oh, my heart … oh, break my heart.”</p> <p>Eugenie and Jack also took turns comforting each other throughout the ceremony by holding hands and exchanging loving looks.</p> <p>On their wedding day, Jack gifted Eugenie a pair of diamond and emerald drop earrings, which perfectly complimented the tiara she wore on the day.</p> <p>The couple, who first met at a Swiss ski resort, dated for seven years before tying the knot. </p>

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Passenger's “disgusting” pedicure on flight caught on camera

<p>If you think you’ve dealt with awful plane passengers then think again, because it can’t get any worse than this. A passenger has become a viral sensation on social media after footage of her cutting her toenails was released.</p> <p>The woman was caught giving herself a mid-air pedicure and is now being shamed for it through an Instagram account called Passenger Shaming.</p> <p>The account, which is dedicated to exposing terrible passengers, shared the video of the lady buffing her soles with a foot file and trimming her toenails.</p> <p>She also has zero remorse, as she makes no attempt to hide her stomach-churning behaviour.</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/BorS94EB5RY/?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/BorS94EB5RY/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">PEDICURES ON PLANES! #happymonday ✈️👣🔪🤷🏼‍♀️😂 #DEADFLYINGSKINFORTHEWIN #passengershaming #flyingfeet #hatchetman • • • #NOPE #instagramaviation #airplaneetiquette #frequentflyer #crewlife #aviation #cabincrew #avgeek #cabincrewlife #flightattendant #flightattendantlife #stewardess #flightattendantproblems #travel #flightattendants #instapassport #aviationgeek #FAlife #airtravel #travelgram #traveltips #pilot #pilotlife #travelling #frequentflier</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/passengershaming/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Passenger Shaming</a> (@passengershaming) on Oct 8, 2018 at 8:06am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Having now been viewed close to 150,000 times, users from all over the world have left their opinions in the comments, and none of them sympathise with the woman in the video.</p> <p>“How [are you] even allowed to do that! Disgusting and I would have raised hell if I were sitting next to her. YUCK!!,” one user wrote.</p> <p>“Are you ****ing kidding me???? I am seriously losing all hope in humanity,” said another.</p> <p>Many wanted to see the woman banned off future flights or be forced to sit with the cargo next time.</p> <p>Do you think this passenger's behaviour is unacceptable? Let us know in the comments below</p>

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All the details you missed in Princess Eugenie’s official wedding photos

<p>The official wedding photos from Princess Eugenie’s wedding day have been released, showing the loved-up couple looking as happy ever.</p> <p>However, the photos, which were taken by British fashion photographer Alex Bramall, also contain a few details that observant fans have noticed.</p> <p>Two of the four official portraits were taken inside Windsor Castle and show the newlyweds smiling with the bridesmaids, page boys and extended royal family.</p> <p>From the significant positioning of Sarah Ferguson to a small unidentified white object, here are the details you may have missed.</p> <p>In one of the photos, 6-year-old page boy Louis de Givenchy wasn’t looking at the photographer.</p> <p>Louis is the son of JP Morgan executive Olivier de Givenchy and wife Zoe.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821347/1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bb5d2e71bb02415a9d54a52b302375c2" /></p> <p>In the photo of just the bridesmaids and page boys, he is also looking away from the camera while reclining back on his chair and not smiling.</p> <p>Observant royal fans also noticed that the grand doors of the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle were left open for the photos.</p> <p>One person commented on the Kensington Palace’s Instagram photo: “Maybe the photographer is trying to even the width of the whole picture given the number of people but the open door is an eyesore for sure.”</p> <p>Another added: “They could’ve at least shut the door behind them.”</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 277.77777777777777px;" src="/media/7821348/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/86f2c90b81384348847e2f20a1490739" /></p> <p>In the family shot, the Queen is positioned front and centre while sitting on a chair.</p> <p>Her Majesty sat in between her glowing granddaughter and Prince Philip, with an object hiding behind one of her legs.</p> <p>It appears that she attempted to conceal her handbag for the photo, with it being left behind her left foot, out of sight under her chair.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821349/3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a26fc611ad834af1a453d63828c0f75c" /></p> <p>The official wedding photos are also believed to be the first time Prince Philip and Sarah Ferguson have been photographed together in 26 years, following her divorce from Prince Andrew in the 1990s.</p> <p>For the photo, the Duchess of York was positioned next to Prince Philip, a decision that signifies the end of their rumoured feud.</p> <p>Reportedly, Prince Philip found it difficult to forgive his former daughter-in-law after she was photographed getting her toes sucked by Texan financial adviser John Bryan in 1992.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821350/4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/997215961d1f4d94abe10f4474ab682a" /></p> <p>In the official photos, one of the bridesmaids was also captured standing on the bride’s train.</p> <p>Daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips, 7-year-old Savannah Phillips, seem unconcerned that her foot was firmly planted on the expensive gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 278.7456445993031px;" src="/media/7821351/5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0960a453e8e64ae9869a6ca3efa8a548" /></p> <p>Mia Tindall, 4, is seen holding a white toy or object in her left hand during the royal photoshoot.</p> <p>Mia looks unimpressed in the group shot and also doesn’t crack a smile for the photo without the extended family.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821352/6.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8edcd58324dc406d9ab02c086d872874" /></p> <p>However, Princess Charlotte melted hearts after she was spotted sitting with her legs crossed at the ankle in the photo.</p> <p>The pose closely mirrors the body language of her mum Duchess Kate, with the move previously being dubbed the “Duchess Slant”.</p> <p>Prince George also looks adorable in the photo as he flashes his pearly whites for the snap.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.2018489984592px;" src="/media/7821353/7.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2dbf153ecc84473799f2ef82093ce238" /></p>

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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan touch down in Sydney

<p>The long-awaited moment is finally here as Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex have landed in Sydney for their Australian tour.</p> <p>The couple travelled with Australian airline Qantas instead of British Airways as previously predicted. The flight touched down around 7am at Sydney International Airport.</p> <p>Surrounded by security personnel and their entourage, the royals still found the time to give a smile in the direction of fans, media and countless waiting cameras.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821329/capture.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c4fe2065a2364f0e899c2adcc19d18cd" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Photo credit: <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-15/prince-harry-meghan-royal-tour-begins-in-sydney/10376108"><em>ABC News</em></a></p> <p>Their large entourage is said to comprise of 10 staff members, a hairdresser and press secretaries.</p> <p>According to <em><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/prince-harry-and-meghan-arrive-in-sydney/news-story/23300d87611204a8c1772635a9ce45ea">news.com.au</a></em>, it is said that Meghan has invited her best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney, along with her husband Ben to help her with the styling of her outfits in an “unofficial” capacity.</p> <p>After leaving the airport, the Duke and Duchess made their way down to the Admiralty House in Kirribilli.</p> <p>The tour consists of visiting locations in Australia such as Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island, while also visiting other countries that are a part of the Commonwealth, which includes Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.</p> <p>While they are here specifically for the Invictus Games, the royals will also take part in events surrounding mental health, farm visits and public picnics.</p> <p>Their official duties won’t start until tomorrow, giving them one day to wind down.</p> <p>The two will start off by spending time with the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, where they will be joined by representatives from the Invictus Games. Afterwards, they plan to visit Taronga Zoo to meet two baby koalas.</p> <p>Heading to Dubbo in NSW on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess want to “see first-hand the hardships local farmers are facing by visiting local property” and also want to take part in a public picnic.</p> <p>On Friday, eager fans will be able to catch Harry and Meghan at Bondi Beach in Sydney where they will be promoting the awareness of mental health. And afterwards they will be seen climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to raise the Invictus Games flag.</p> <p>They will also be visiting Melbourne and Cockatoo Island before departing for the South Pacific.</p>

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Hillary Clinton's surprising comment about Bill’s affair with Monica Lewinsky

<p>While speaking about her husband’s presidential affair with then-22-year-old Monic Lewinsky, Hillary Clinton provided an unexpected answer.</p> <p>During an interview with <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Sunday Morning</em> in the US, Mrs Clinton claimed that Bill Clinton’s affair wasn’t an abuse of power because Lewinsky “was an adult”.</p> <p>The response of the former First Lady was surprising considering her passion for championing gender equality and that her 2016 presidential campaign focused on her becoming the first female president if elected.</p> <p>When asked if her husband should’ve resigned the presidency after the affair was exposed, Mrs Clinton replied: “Absolutely not”.</p> <p>Pressed on whether it had been an abuse of power, as the president couldn’t have a consensual relationship with an intern, Mrs Clinton held her stance, reiterating that Lewinsky was old enough at the time.</p> <p>Mr Clinton was 49 years old when the affair took place.</p> <p>Mrs Clinton then focused on President Donald Trump, who has been accused of sexually assaulting several women before the 2016 election.</p> <p>“Let me ask you this: Where’s the investigation of the current incumbent, against whom numerous allegations have been made and which he dismisses, denies and ridicules?” Mrs Clinton said.</p> <p>Regarding her husband’s affair, she said: “So there was an investigation, and it — as I believe — came out in the right place.”</p> <p>The US House voted to impeach Mr Clinton for an obstruction of justice and lying under oath, however, the US Senate later acquitted him and he remained as president.</p> <p>Despite the spotlight that has been placed on sexual misconduct with campaigns such as #MeToo, Mrs Clinton believes sexism is still rampant in politics.</p> <p>Mrs Clinton believes sexism, as well as the investigation into her e-mails and Russian election meddling, were the reasons for her loss to Mr Trump.</p> <p>“If you watched the way Trump debated me, it was just imbued with sexism. Making fun of me for preparing. Well, you know, that’s the old, like, ‘Oh, yeah, the girl in the class who’s always prepared. I don’t need to be prepared,’” Mrs Clinton said.</p> <p>During the 2016 election, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Access Hollywood </em>leaked a damning video where Mr Trump could be heard bragging about grabbing women’s genitalia.</p> <p>Mr Trump responded to the footage by holding a press conference with several women who accused Mr Clinton of sexual misconduct and accused Mrs Clinton of trying to silence them.</p> <p>However, Mrs Clinton said she played “no role” in silencing the women who accused her husband.</p> <p>“No role,” Mrs Clinton said. “I take responsibility for my life and my actions.”</p>

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How to check if your Facebook account has been hacked

<p>Between September 14-27, 30 million Facebook accounts were hacked, and now the social media juggernaut has unveiled a <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec" target="_blank">website</a> that will help you determine if your account has been compromised.</p> <p>“We're very sorry this happened,” it said of the incident. “Your privacy is incredibly important to us, and we want to update you on what we've learned from our ongoing investigation, including which Facebook accounts are impacted, what information was accessed and what Facebook users can do about this.”</p> <p>Facebook has made a move to assure its users, which according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.statista.com/statistics/264810/number-of-monthly-active-facebook-users-worldwide/" target="_blank">Statista</a></em> amount to over 2.2 billion monthly active users worldwide, <span>that sensitive information like passwords and financial information were not accessed by hackers.</span></p> <p>“There's no need for anyone to change their passwords,” said the company.</p> <p>But other information was hacked, reported <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/can-check-facebook-account-hacked-042356675.html" target="_blank">7News</a></em>, such as phone numbers and email addresses, and in the case of 14 million accounts, the type of information that you can see on your friends’ accounts such as location, birthdate and relationship status.</p> <p>You can find out simply if your Facebook account has been hacked. On the Facebook advice website, scroll about halfway down to the question, “Is my Facebook account impacted by this security issue?” and you’ll have a notification there, specific to your account, if you have been affected.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 123.021px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821357/facebook-notice.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/94961eb42d334a35a773be434fdab00b" /></p> <p>You’ll also be provided with account-specific information if you are logged in to Facebook.</p> <p>One expert argues that in light of the hacks, Facebook should be offering users free “credit monitoring” in case sensitive financial information may be accessed.</p> <p>“Those personal details could very easily be used for identity theft to sign up for credit cards, get a loan, get your banking password, et cetera,” said Patrick Moorhead, founder of Moor Insights &amp; Strategy.</p> <p>“Facebook should provide all those customers free credit monitoring to make sure the damage is minimised.”</p> <p>Facebook has declined to say where the effected users are located, only saying the breaches were “fairly broad”. The company says it will contact those account holders who have been hacked.</p> <p>According Facebook, the hacks are currently being investigated by the FBI, but the Bureau requested it didn’t discuss the culprits behind it.</p> <p>You can find more information at the <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.facebook.com/help/securitynotice?ref=sec" target="_blank">Facebook advice site</a>.</p> <p>Did you find the Facebook advice helpful? Let us know in the comments below.</p> <p> </p>

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The surprise thing Princess Eugenie can’t do on her wedding day

<p>Today, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will say “I do” in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>While the couple’s festival-themed reception and star-studded guest list will make their wedding quite modern, there is one royal protocol that the Queen’s granddaughter can’t escape.</p> <p>Strict royal etiquette means that Eugenie cannot be late arriving at the chapel later today.</p> <p>Unlike normal brides who have the freedom to make their grooms wait for them at the altar if they encounter any hiccups getting ready, the ninth-in-line to the throne has set plenty of time to get to her wedding ceremony on time to avoid upsetting the Queen.</p> <p>Speaking to <em>The Sun</em>, the Queen’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter explained: “The Queen doesn’t do late.”</p> <p>“She does on time and if she has to be late somewhere it will be for a very good reason, that there’s a breakdown somewhere or she’s struck in traffic.”</p> <p>Out of respect for Her Majesty, her “offspring and the grandchildren don’t arrive late either”.</p> <p>To ensure the day runs smoothly, every minute of the day has been meticulously planned to avoid causing any delay or frustration.</p> <p>Jack Brooksbank is set to appear at the ceremony 45 minutes before it commences, while Eugenie and her father Prince Andrew will arrive five minutes prior at 10.55am.</p> <p>After the traditional church service, the newlyweds will embark on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor before moving to the Queen’s residence for an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>In the evening, there will be a formal sit-down dinner at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the residence of her parents Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.</p> <p>The following day, the newlyweds and their friends and family will be enjoying a festival-themed afternoon party.</p> <p>The elaborate part will feature dodgem cars, funfair rides and plenty of cocktails.</p> <p>Will you be tuning in to watch Princess Eugenie’s wedding tonight? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Prince William teases Duchess Kate: "Pretty much ruined it"

<p>Prince William and Kate have stepped out for their first joint event after welcoming their third child on April 23, Prince Louis.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked excited to be out together as they attended the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London.</p> <p>The royal parents met with contemporary artists Dario Varagas, who offered them both the opportunity to have a go at painting.</p> <p>William volunteered his wife to go first, claiming that “she’s the arty one”.</p> <p>However, after Kate had finished her addition to the painting, William drew laughs from the crowd for saying that she’d “pretty much ruined the picture”.</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/Bot2XhZHLTr/?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/Bot2XhZHLTr/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">🎨 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pick up a paintbrush and contribute to an artwork by @DairoVargas, which is inspired by the events at the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit — which aims to promote better mental health for all #GlobalMHSummit</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 Oct 9, 2018 at 7:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>For the engagement, Kate wore a classic long-sleeved lilac dress by designer Emilia Wickstead.</p> <p>The 36-year-old paired the dress with nude heels and a pale lavender handbag.</p> <p>William dressed up in a black and white suit.</p> <p>The couple both wore recycled outfits to the event.</p> <p>When the duo arrived at the event, they were met by cheering fans who waved flags.</p> <p>Last week, Kate returned to royal duties, marking the end of her six-month maternity leave.</p> <p>The mental health summit, which is co-hosted by the UK government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, saw several experts and political figures come together to address the stigma surrounding mental health.</p> <p>Mental health is an issue that Kate, William and Prince Harry all feel passionate about, with the trio spearheading The Heads Together campaign through their official charity The Royal Foundation.</p> <p>The campaign, which empowers experienced charities to work together, continues to encourage a healthy conversation around mental health. </p>

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Why the royals don’t live in their dukedoms

<p>Although they were crowned Duke and Duchess of Sussex five months ago, Prince Harry and Meghan only visited the beautiful region of Sussex on the south coast of England for the first time at the beginning of this month.</p> <p>Prince Harry and Meghan’s itinerary included visiting Edes House in Chichester and the seaside resorts of Bognor Regis and Brighton, as well as the lavish Royal Pavilion (also known as the Brighton Pavilion), built by playboy Prince Regent, George IV in the 1780s.</p> <p>While Prince Harry and Meghan rent a country home in Oxfordshire, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the idea that royals are named after the area they live in, but do not reside in their dukedoms.</p> <p><img style="width: 470.588px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821293/1-dukedoms-brighton.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bdec80b4028b473cbe782c5dd47b376f" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion.</em></p> <p>Royal dukedoms are ceremonial titles bestowed on princes by the monarch and displays their importance through appointing the highest title one can receive. Once the title is passed on to the next generation, they become standard dukedoms and cease their royal role.</p> <p>If the royal family lineage dies out, the name becomes extinct. Current vacant titles include the Duke of Cumberland, Hereford and Windsor.</p> <p>Controversially, in our feminist age, the law currently only allows for dukedoms to be passed on to male heirs.</p> <p>If Harry and Meghan have daughters, they will become Ladies, unless the Queen amends the rule. An amendment can be a possibility as her official royal website strongly claims, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist”.</p> <p>What do you think about royals not living in their namesake dukedoms? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. </p>

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Why Camilla will be missing from Princess Eugenie's wedding

<p>Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall is to miss the other royal wedding of the year, Princess Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials to Jack Brooksbank.</p> <p>She’ll be staying put in the Scottish Highlands where she and Prince Charles are currently based, but it’s because she’s keeping her royal commitments that were scheduled ahead of the announced wedding date, rather than any family discord.</p> <p>Far from<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/princess-eugenie-wedding-camilla-parker-13377691" target="_blank">reports</a><span> </span>that Camilla’s absence is a royal “snub”,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/heres-why-this-senior-royal-will-be-missing-from-princess-eugenies-big-wedding-this-week/" target="_blank">People</a><span> </span>quotes a a royal insider at the Duchess and Prince Charles’ Clarence House office as saying, “These are long-standing invitations.”</p> <p>Camilla’s busy day will include attending a school harvest festival near Birkhall, her Scottish home.  </p> <p>Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson reportedly tried to convince Duchess Camilla to attend the wedding which was scheduled eight months ago, according to<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7434421/camilla-snubbing-princess-eugenie-wedding/" target="_blank">The Sun</a>, but weren’t able to change her mind.</p> <p>“Eugenie and her parents wanted her to change her mind. But Camilla said she had a prior commitment and couldn’t,” said one insider.</p> <p>Another royal insider said that the Duchess regretted that she couldn’t make the nuptials, but that the Royal Family were understanding of the situation</p> <p>“The family understood, particularly Eugenie, and were fine about it owing to her previous commitment,” said the insider. “Camilla didn’t want to let anyone down.”</p> <p>Do you think Camilla should attend the wedding over her official engagements? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.</p>

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This airline has just introduced a new feature that will make flying less stressful

<p>Naturally, one in seven passengers get nervous before stepping on a plane but now, a new program is offering people the support they need to beat the nerves.</p> <p>From early next year, Virgin passengers will be able to identify themselves as a nervous traveller by ticking a box while booking their flight.</p> <p>Those travellers will then be able to receive extra support to cope with their flight, including receiving information about easing anxiety, to having cabin crew drop by to check on them.</p> <p>Virgin Australia’s public manager of operations Libby Armstrong said there was a range of ways travellers could be assisted with their individual fears.</p> <p>Some people may want to know when the aircraft was last serviced, while others want to be assured that they wouldn’t be moved from their seat.</p> <p>“Travelling is stressful, and I think it’s the lack of control people have about travelling,” she said.</p> <p>“If we can give back a bit of control, that will make all the difference.”</p> <p>A new initiative by Virgin Australia will also let nervous flyers receive extra support to cope with their stress mid-flight through meditation.</p> <p>The airline has announced their new in-flight entertainment app with not-for-profit group Smiling Mind to ease flying nerves for passengers.</p> <p>Smiling Mind has created meditation programs now available on Virgin Australia’s in-flight entertainment to fight flying anxiety and foster mindfulness in the air.</p> <p>Ms Armstrong said: “Seven people on every single one of our Boeing 737s experience overwhelming levels of anxiety.</p> <p>“On a scale of 1 to 10, that’s a 8 to 10. That’s something like 2600 people every single day who are crippled by fear.</p> <p>“We see it every day. Panic attacks … it can be that serious.”</p> <p>Speaking to <a href="https://www.news.com.au"><strong><u>news.com.au</u></strong></a>, clinical psychologist and Smiling Mind chief executive Addie Wootten said that sitting on a flight was the perfect opportunity to focus on mental wellbeing.</p> <p>“Often people who are nervous flyers are fearful of what might happen — what if we hit turbulence, what if we don’t make it on time, what if something happens,” Dr Wootten said.</p> <p>“Mindfulness is a practice that helps us learn to not worry so much. To notice those things are happening, but bring our minds back to what we’re doing right now.</p> <p>“It will help them connect with their body, regulate their breathing and slow down the heart rate — which we know is accelerated when people are anxious — and then learn how to stop the thinking or the worrying.”</p> <p>However, Dr Wootten believes the meditation app will benefit all travellers – whether they are feeling anxious or not.</p> <p>“Often people talk about (a flight) being their one bit of downtime in the day, so if we can help them cultivate that mindfulness and hopefully end the flight feeling calmer than when they started, that’s a win for us,” she said.</p> <p>Do you get nervous flying? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Family forget 5-year-old daughter at airport

<p>Reminiscent of the famous film <em>Home Alone</em>, a 5-year-old child was left stranded at an airport after her parents forgot to take her with them.</p> <p>The child was abandoned at Stuttgart Airport, which is claimed to be one of Germany’s busiest locations, on Monday.</p> <p>Police say that travellers noticed the young girl wandering around with no accompanying adult as she looked confused and lost.</p> <p>While countless announcements were made through the airport's intercom system, her parents failed to show up to retrieve their daughter.</p> <p>Authorities had no other choice but to take the child to the police station where they received a phone call from her concerned mother.</p> <p>When asked how the situation managed to happen, she explained that after coming home from a family holiday, the couple headed home in two separate cars.</p> <p>According to police, both parents were under the assumption that the other had their daughter.</p> <p>“The five-year-old was eventually safely picked up by her father,” said a police spokesperson.</p> <p>The sequence of events reminded those online of the film <em>Home Alone</em>, where a child by the name of Kevin McCallister is left alone in New York after his parents forget to take him to Paris with them.</p> <p>“Honey, are the children with you? A simple and self-explanatory sentence!” said one social media user.</p> <p>“This can happen to any mother who knows how lively children can be. People who have no children should not have a say here. No mother does this deliberately,” said another.</p> <p>Do you think the situation could have been avoided? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The new airport rule that changes everything at check-in

<p>Many of us may have felt bombarded by boarding announcements as we wait at the airport, listening out for the relevant information for our flight so we don’t miss anything vital. It’s not exactly a relaxing experience, in what can already be a harried experience as all check boxes are ticked for a successful boarding.</p> <p>But next time you visit Sydney International Airport’s T1 terminal, you’ll notice a major change. On September 17, it became a “quiet airport”, ceasing all terminal wide updates over the PA system including flight boarding and closing, and passenger paging, unless they’re “critical”. You’ll see signs noting the change at check-in counters, but all boarding announcements will continue to be made at boarding gates.</p> <p>Sydney Airport CEO Geoff Culbert says the initiative will make for a more relaxing experience for passengers.</p> <p>“Passengers will now be able to relax without being interrupted by constant announcements,” he said in a <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/corporate/media/corporate-newsroom/announcements-at-t1-international-reduced" target="_blank">statement</a>.</p> <p>“We’re always looking at how we can make the airport experience even more enjoyable for our passengers. This initiative leapt out as one that would make an immediate and material difference and would align us with the practices of the best airports globally.”</p> <p>He said the move brings the airport in line with other leading world airports like Changi, Dubai, Hong Kong and Helsinki.</p> <p>So, you may need to pay extra attention to the flight information display screens for up-to-date information, and you can keep up-to-date on your flight status through the Sydney Airport and airline websites, as well as on the airport’s social media accounts.</p> <p>You can also set an alarm on your mobile phone to make sure you get moving to your gate on time, and get updates on flight delays on your phone using the app for your relevant airline or the TripCase app, which covers all airlines, writes Amanda Woods, for <a href="https://www.escape.com.au/news/shh-quiet-airport-terminals-have-arrived-in-australia/news-story/2302bb29caa12ec70f52d15d620457b6"><em>Escape</em></a>. According to Woods, it’s not just passengers that are effected by the change, with shop assistants enjoying some much-needed peace from terminal-wide announcements.</p> <p>“When I ask one of the airport’s shop assistants if they’ve noticed much of a change with the new Quiet Terminal rules they say their life is so much easier now,” she wrote. “Before they were constantly being interrupted when they were trying to tell a customer something and had to start again when the announcement finished.”</p> <p>Passengers travelling internationally will still be advised of their gate and boarding time when checking in, and you can always approach airport information desks if you have any queries.</p> <p>For now, announcements are set to continue at domestic airports.</p> <p>What do you think of the new "quiet airport" rule? Tell is in the comments below.</p>

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Outrage over controversial new airport rule

<p>Travellers around the world have promised to boycott New Zealand after a controversial new airport rule was revealed where passengers who refuse to give their digital device passwords to authorities will be fined.</p> <p>The law, which comes under New Zealand’s Customs and Excise Act 2018, will be in motion starting from this week, and will give customs officials the right to demand private information such as passwords, PINs and encryption keys to unlock devices and conduct “digital strip searches.”</p> <p>Those who fail to issue their private passwords will be fined up to $NZ5000 and could face the threat of prosecution and the confiscation of their device.</p> <p>In the past, customs officials were able to stop travellers at the border to search their devices, but the law didn’t force those coming into the country to provide their passwords.</p> <p>“We’re not aware of any other country that has legislated for the potential of a penalty to be applied if people do not divulge their passwords,” said New Zealand customs spokesman Terry Brown.</p> <p>Though despite the invasion of privacy, customs will not have access to the cloud.</p> <p>“It is a file-by-file (search) on your phone. We’re not going into ‘the Cloud’,” Mr Brown told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/travellers-refusing-hand-over-phone-password-airport-now-face-5000-customs-fine" target="_blank">NZTV</a>.</em></p> <p>“We’ll examine your phone while it’s on flight mode.”</p> <p>For officials to demand private information, they must have a “reasonable cause to suspect” the owner or their device. If the suspicions are deemed fair, then the data on the device may be copied and reviewed.</p> <p>New Zealand border officials undertook the task of conducting a preliminary search on 537 devices last year.</p> <p>“The shift from paper-based systems to electronic systems has meant that the majority of prohibited material and documents are now stored electronically,” a New Zealand Customs spokeswoman said.</p> <p>But travellers and civil liberties advocates have not taken well to the new law, as the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties stated it was a “grave invasion of personal privacy for both the person who owns the device and the people they have communicated with.”</p> <p>“Modern smartphones contain a large amount of highly sensitive private information including emails, letters, medical records, personal photos, and very personal photos,” said chairman Thomas Beagle in a statement.</p> <p>“The reality of this law is that it gives Customs the power to take and force the unlock of people’s smartphones without justification or appeal – and this is exactly what Customs has always wanted.”</p> <p>Social media users were also outraged as many posted about how they refuse to go to New Zealand while the law is in place.</p> <p>“Wow, taking New Zealand from my bucket list,” tweeted one person.</p> <p>“What about those who have confidential information on their devices? New Zealand is trash,” another wrote.</p> <p>One person said: “So now, you and I need to hand over all our data, while professional or suitably motivated wrongdoers can just upload all stuff to the Cloud and buy a new phone after crossing the border. Am I the only one seeing the police state in this? Not travelling to NZ soon.”</p> <p>But while there were many frustrated people, there were also those who saw the reasoning behind the tough new law.</p> <p>“[It’s] people being detained/searched on suspicious activity. It’s not the average traveller,” tweeted one user.</p> <p>“If they then refuse to give the PIN to a device which is believed to have helped in dodgy behaviour they will be fined. They still are able to say no, they just pay the fine.”</p> <p>What do you think of this controversial new airport law? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Rebecca Gibney's heartbreaking confession about her depression battle

<p>Much-loved actor Rebecca Gibney has spoken candidly about her depression and anxiety, and the poignant turning points in her battle with mental health.</p> <p>In an interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/stellar/rebecca-gibney-here-i-am-53-and-a-lesbian-heartthrob/news-story/d874ae702a2127733826edb5a69cb68b" target="_blank"><em>Stella</em></a> magazine, the star of <em>Wanted</em>, <em>Packed to the Rafters</em>, and <em>The Flying Doctors</em> said that motherhood had a cathartic effect on her.</p> <p>“Motherhood doesn’t complete you, but being a mother to Zac did help me overcome some of my own issues because all of a sudden it became all about him,” she said of her son, now 14 years old. “I was at a point in my life where I needed that.”</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/Bobk0RvgtxH/?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/Bobk0RvgtxH/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">When did that happen? 4 - 14. Happens in a blink 👁 I even miss the tantrums 🤷‍♀️ Love you Zac. You can stop growing now. XMum PS it’s not his birthday - I just looked at him last night and he is soooo big and grown up and beautiful..... my heart 💓</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/rebeccagibney_/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Rebecca Gibney</a> (@rebeccagibney_) on Oct 2, 2018 at 5:33am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The actor admitted she experienced an “emotional collapse” in her early 30s, experiencing hourly panic attacks (she would even ask to be seated near an exit at the Logie Awards) and agoraphobia. </p> <p>She endured a difficult childhood – her father Austin Gibney was an alcoholic who sexually abused her mother Shirley Gibney. While she attempted to confront her issues at the time with a therapist, the star said it became too much.</p> <p>“I’d built up a library of self-loathing which I covered up with make-up and roles and pretending, but deep down I was dying inside,” she told the magazine. </p> <p>“I felt like a failure in my first marriage, I felt a failure as an actor because I was pretending, and I felt like a failure in my friendships because they weren’t real. A lot about me felt fake and I hated it.”</p> <p>But the Gold Logie winner found a novel way to deal with her frustration – smashing crockery.</p> <p>“I had all this rage and my therapist encouraged me to go to op shops and get crockery, which I’d go outside and smash on the ground. It’s a relief to get that anger out.”</p> <p>For the first time, Gibney spoke in detail about one of the hardest days of her life – the day she found herself contemplating suicide. It was a turning point in her ongoing battle with depression.</p> <p>“I’d been given prescription medication and on this particular day I put it all out on the coffee table and started writing a letter to my mum,” she said. “I got halfway through the letter and thought, ‘She’ll never understand. I can never do that to her.’ I started picturing my brothers and sisters and friends and I thought, ‘If I go through with this it will create way more pain for them than the pain I’m in now.’ I stopped, ripped up the letter and only told my mum years later. She was mortified and sad I didn’t tell her at the time.”</p> <p>The actor, who now lives in her native New Zealand with her son, and husband Richard Bell, after living in Australia for over 30 years, has found ways to deal with her anxiety, including breathing techniques. She also shares her mental health journey on social media in the hope they will offer hope to those suffering mental illness.</p> <p>“Perhaps they’ll think, ‘If it can happen to her, maybe I can take that extra breath, maybe I can go to sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow and do something about it’.”</p> <p>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 depression.org.nz.</p>

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Mum stirs heated debate online after asking if she should shave her 6-year-old’s legs

<p>A mum has sparked an intense debate online after asking a controversial question on a parenting forum.</p> <p>The mum, who goes by the username TellerTuesday4Eva, posted on <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.mumsnet.com/" target="_blank">Mumsnet</a></em> about whether she should shave her six-year-old daughter’s body hair.</p> <p>“A big part of me knows this is ridiculous, but there’s another part that wants [my daughter] to make her own choices,” she wrote.</p> <p>“She has and always has had very hairy legs and a hairy lower back. I presumed it was baby down, and would go away in time, but it hasn’t, and it’s gone darker as she’s gotten older.”</p> <p>The concerned mother mentioned that the body hair is affecting her daughter’s self-esteem as she notices other young girls her age are not dealing with the same issue.</p> <p>The poster did say that she has had conversations with her child about how all bodies are made differently but worries that the message isn’t coming across to her daughter.</p> <p>“In the summer she became aware of it,” she wrote.</p> <p>“She asked me if there was a way to get rid of the hair, we talked about it and everyone’s bodies being different.</p> <p>“Since she’s gone back to school she’s mentioned it again quite a few times. I have to point out here that nobody else has mentioned it, classmates etc. It’s [my daughter] herself that has the issue … she’s now getting upset about swimming and not wanting to go because she says when her legs get wet it looks worse. The hair’s quite long so when it gets wet and lays flat she is right in what she’s saying.”</p> <p>She asked for users on the site to offer their advice if they were in her situation.</p> <p>Surprisingly, she received an overwhelming amount of support, with many parents reacting positively to her daughter’s concern.</p> <p>“I was a very hairy child (well still am quite) and I desperately wanted to shave but my mum wouldn’t let me. I did it myself when I was 13 without my parents – with a cheap Bic razor! I think helping her is better than refusing and then her doing it herself,” wrote one user.</p> <p>“I would help her remove the hair. It’s really embarrassing being the first hairy girl and just because her peers haven’t noticed yet, doesn’t mean they won’t. She’s not comfortable with the hair on her legs, and given most women choose to remove theirs, she’s not expressing a controversial opinion that is likely to change when she gets older,” added another. “If when she’s a teen she decides to hell with it, she’d rather be hairy all over, the hair will grow back. It’s not an irreversible decision or something she’ll grow out of.”</p> <p>After sifting through all the advice that was given, the mum took to the forum to update everyone on how she spoke to her daughter and they both decided that removing the hair was the best way to go.</p> <p>“Thank you all so much for your replies. I was well prepared to get flamed, but overwhelmed with how supportive you’ve all been,” she wrote. “We’ve talked about it at length tonight and decided that we’ll try a mitt first to see what the outcome is.”</p> <p>Do you think the mum is making the right decision? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Should you let your cat sleep in your bed?

<p><strong><em>Dr. Bethany Richards is a cat lover working at </em></strong><span><strong><em><a href="https://southerncrossvet.com.au/">Southern Cross Vet</a></em></strong></span><strong><em> and the principal vet for </em></strong><span><strong><em><a href="http://lions-den.com.au/">The Lion’s Den</a></em></strong></span><strong><em>. In her spare time, Beth cares for her foster kittens Gracie &amp; Neko and her Golden Retriever, Archie.</em></strong></p> <p>Cats love sleeping in beds. Beds contain two things that cats love – warmth and their owner. Deciding whether or not your cat will sleep on the bed should be done before you get the cat. Once your cat has started sleeping in your bed it will be almost impossible to break the habit.</p> <p><strong>Risks of letting your cat sleep in your bed</strong></p> <p><strong>1. Disrupted sleep:</strong> Sleep is a hot commodity in the modern world. Cats will sleep for 15 hours a day, but unlike humans they aren’t fussy about when this sleep is. Some cats are night owls and might decide to move around on the bed in the night, waking you up.</p> <p><strong>2. Parasites: </strong>Fleas and mites do not live long on humans but can still bite us and cause irritation. Before you decide to let your cat sleep in your bed, make sure he/she is on regular flea control.</p> <p><strong>3. Bacterial and fungal Infection:</strong> Prolonged exposure to bacteria and fungi on cats can put some people at risk of bacterial and fungal skin infection. Those people most at risk are those with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly, the very young or those undergoing cancer treatment. Ringworm is a fungal skin infection that can affect both cats and healthy people. Most cats do not have ringworm, but if your cat is diagnosed with this condition then you should not sleep with them in the bed.</p> <p><strong>4. Cat allergies</strong>: People who are allergic to cats should not sleep with cats.</p> <p><strong>5. Harm to or from young children:</strong> Very young children or babies can be at risk of accidental smothering if a cat is allowed in the crib. Young children should never be left unsupervised with cats as they can be too rough with the cat, possibly leading to bites and scratches.</p> <p><strong>Risks of NOT letting your cat sleep in your bed</strong></p> <p><strong>1. A disappointed cat banging on the door:</strong> Not letting a determined cat sleep on the bed might be more trouble than it is worth. Your cat might make a lot of noise in the night attempting to get into your room, which can disrupt your sleep.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img src="/media/7820386/1_500x500.jpg" alt="1 (195)" width="500" height="500" /></em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Dr. Beth's cat Gracie sleeps on her bed</em></p> <p><strong>2. Cold bed</strong>: Cats are warm and make perfect soft hot water bottles in winter.</p> <p>At the end of the day, the decision of whether or not the cat sleeps in the bed is often not made by the owner, but by the cat</p>

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6 tips to help your dog live longer

<p>Our furry friends are more like family than just mates, and it pains us terribly when they age – sometimes ungracefully.<br /><br />Tim Norris, dog healer and founder of canine myofunctional therapy (canine massage), acupuncture and dog rehabilitation service <u><a href="http://bothendsofthelead.com.au/">Both Ends of The Lead</a>,</u> walks us through how to care for an older dog to guarantee them a long and pain-free life.</p> <p><strong>1. Do not overfeed your dog</strong></p> <p>This can lead to heart disease and joint problems. Feed your dog a nutritious diet to keep them at a healthy weight.</p> <p>These are two ways you can do a ‘self-check’ on your dog to see if they are not overweight.</p> <ol> <li>Stand so that you have a view of your dog from above or over them. You should see there is an obvious waistline just behind their ribcage.</li> <li>If you are unsure, run your hands lightly down the side of your dog’s body and you should be able to feel their ribs.</li> </ol> <p>If you are still not sure if you are overfeeding your dog after doing the checks, then you should speak to your vet and get their advice.</p> <p>There are many variables that determine how much to feed your dog. If you feed them a kibble diet, then the recommended amount to feed is usually stated on the packaging.</p> <p>If you have bought your food from your local vet, then they will normally recommend how much to feed specifically for your dog.</p> <p>We are now starting to see more people feeding a natural raw diet to their dog.</p> <p>If you do decide this suits your dog better, it’s recommended you seek out a certified animal nutritionist to guide you on how much to feed and also how to balance the meals appropriately for your dog specifically.</p> <p>As your dog ages and becomes less active (just like people), it’s likely you will need to feed them a little less, otherwise you risk a range of joint issues like arthritis through overfeeding.</p> <p>If you have a dog that appears underweight, then it is advisable to check with your vet to see if there are any conditions your dog may have that is stopping them from putting on weight.</p> <p>Most pet food brands have a senior range, which will usually include more omega 3, 6 and 9 for bones and joints. Try these ideas on <u><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/pets/how-care-your-ageing-pet">how to care for an ageing pet</a></u>.</p> <p><strong>2. Don't exercise your dog too much or too little</strong></p> <p>Many breeds of dogs are classed as a senior dog once they reach seven years of age, so it’s important to adapt the way you exercise them to minimise the impact on their joints and help them age more safely.</p> <p>High intensity chase games like throwing a ball can increase the risk of injury and joint problems like arthritis for senior dogs.</p> <p>The jumping, twisting and turning can put a great deal of excess strain on an older dog’s body and although many senior dogs will still enjoy chasing a ball, you should consider if this really is the most appropriate and safest way to exercise a senior dog.</p> <p><strong>3. If your dog is old, don't throw a ball too much</strong></p> <p>If you do still throw a ball for your senior dog, it’s good to spend at least five minutes warming up their muscles first.</p> <p>This can help reduce the risk of an injury for them.</p> <p>You can do this by just letting them walk at their normal speed until they are warmed up and then throw the ball along the ground, so there is no jumping or twisting for them.</p> <p>If you ever see your dog uncomfortable or slowing down when chasing the ball, this is a good time to stop.</p> <p>If they are sore after chasing a ball or stiff the next day, then it would be wise to stop throwing the ball for them and find a different way to exercise them.</p> <p><strong>4. Make sure your home is safe</strong></p> <p>If you have floor surfaces like floorboards, vinyl or tiles, these can be very slippery for an older dog, making it easy for them to fall and injure themselves.</p> <p>Placing non-slip surfaces down in areas that your dog uses heavily can help make the floors safer for your dog.</p> <p><strong>5. Use a step if your dog jumps on and off furniture</strong></p> <p>If your senior dog likes to jump up on the couch or bed, think about having a halfway step so they can get up and down easier. This will help to reduce the impact on their joints and the injury risk.</p> <p>I have treated many dogs who have damaged muscles and ligaments jumping off a bed or couch. They are very avoidable injuries, so using a halfway step or not letting them up on the furniture would certainly have helped in these situations.</p> <p>I have recently helped a 15-year-old poodle called Cino who has arthritis and damaged his leg jumping off the couch. Cino responded very well to acupuncture and massage. I also showed his owner how to massage Cino’s muscles and use a heat pack for his arthritis. The good news is that Cino is no longer in pain and his owner now has a ramp to help him get up and down off the couch.</p> <p>Another dog I worked with recently was a 10-year-old English staffy called Alfie. He tore knee ligaments jumping off the bed and I was able to help rehabilitate Alfie without the need for surgery.</p> <p>A crucial part of Alfie’s rehabilitation was the personalised home care programme I developed for Alfie’s owners to follow. This helped Alfie recover faster and get back to running the house again... but no more jumping off the bed!</p> <p>The personalised face-to-face or online home care programmes are an important service I offer. Having the owner actively involved in the process of helping rehabilitate their dog can make a huge difference to the outcome... just like it did for Alfie.</p> <p><strong>6. A calm, relaxed home can help your dog feel less stressed</strong></p> <p>Stress can affect our dogs in very similar ways to how it affects us. We can all recognise the impact stress can have on our own health. Our dogs are like sponges and will often show signs of stress when they see that their owners are stressed.</p> <p>Many dog owners testify that their dogs recognise and respond to their emotional states. So, doing all we can to minimise our own levels of stress is a great starting point to help keep our dogs calm and healthier.</p> <p>Being mindful of what your dog is exposed to in the home environment is important. Be aware of what the triggers are that stress your dog and then do all you can to minimise the impact of them if they are exposed to them.</p> <p>The key to a relaxed home environment for your dog always starts with a relaxed dog owner.</p> <p><em>This article first appeared in </em><span><em><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/pets/6-tips-help-your-dog-live-longer?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest</a></em></span><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><strong><em><u><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestsubscribe?utm_source=readersdigest&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;utm_medium=display&amp;keycode=WRA85S">here’s our best subscription offer</a></u></em></strong><em>.</em></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Meet Princess Eugenie's huge bridal party

<p>Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have announced who will be in their very sizeable bridal party for their rapidly approaching wedding.</p> <p>It’s perhaps no surprise that Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie’s sister, has been given the role of maid of honour, and standing beside Brooksbank as he no-doubt nervously awaits his bride, will be his brother Thomas. The Princess’ cousin Zara Tindall and her husband Mike will also be part of the bridal party.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the next generation of royals feature heavily as bridesmaids and pageboys at the wedding that will take place at St George’s Chapel, according to <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/royal-weddings/princess-eugenie-has-announced-who-will-be-in-her-bridal-party/news-story/98a8e7547a79788530f7923f86260eef" target="_blank">news.com.au</a></em>. Prince William and Duchess Kate’s two eldest children, George, 5, and Charlotte, 3, will take part, their second wedding party of the year after Prince Harry and Meghan’s nuptials.</p> <p><img style="width: 378.333px; height: 500px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7821297/kate-george-charlotte.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f1095c16947a48f7b9d1bd0f9ed1863a" /></p> <p>They’ll be joined by Savannah Phillips, 7, and Isla, 6, daughter of Eugenie’s cousin Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn. Mia Tindall, 4, will also take part, daughter of the Tindalls.</p> <p>And there will be some slighter older family members to keep them in line as “special attendants” – Princess Eugenie’s cousins Lady Louise, 14, and James, Viscount Severn, 10. They’re the children of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie.</p> <p>Other notable bridesmaids and pageboys include Princess Eugenie’s goddaughter Maud Windsor, 5, who is the daughter of Lady Frederick and Lord Frederick Windsor, who attends St Thomas’s Battersea, Prince George’s school.</p> <p>Taking up the coveted role of pageboy alongside Prince George will be Louis de Givenchy, 6, the son of Olivier De Givenchy, a JP Morgan investment banker, and his wife Zoe.</p> <p>And finally, a celebrity offspring add some more razzle dazzle as a bridesmaid - Theodora Williams, 6, the daughter of Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Field.</p> <p>Will you be watching Princess Eugenie's wedding on TV? Tell us in the comments below. </p>

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Princess Eugenie and her fiancé are actually related – here's how

<p>Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October 12 wedding is fast approaching.</p> <p>And now, it has been revealed that the lovebirds are actually distant cousins, sharing an ancestor on Eugenie’s mum Fergie’s side of the family.</p> <p>Eugenie and Jack share an ancestor who was the 2nd Earl of Leicester, 19th century aristocrat Thomas William Coke.</p> <p>The connection makes the couple third cousins once removed.</p> <p>Their family history was first uncovered by <a href="https://www.businessinsider.com.au/how-princess-eugenie-and-new-fiance-jack-brooksbank-are-related-2018-1?r=UK&amp;IR=T"><strong><em><u>Business Insider</u></em></strong></a> on ancestry site Peerage.com.</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/BgHOiXAgsVJ/?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/BgHOiXAgsVJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Think Jack said something funny!</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 Mar 9, 2018 at 10:42am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>On Eugenie’s mum’s side of the family, the Earl is her great-great-great-great grandfather.</p> <p>However, the Earl is also Jack’s great-great grandfather, from his second marriage to Georgina Caroline Cavendish.</p> <p>As Jack is a descendant from the Earl’s second marriage, there are fewer generations in between.</p> <p>Although the connection between the two may sound a bit strange, it is not the first time that a royal married a distant relative.</p> <p>The Queen and Prince Philip are third cousins via Queen Victoria.</p> <p>Eugenie, who is the Queen’s granddaughter and ninth-in-line to the throne, will say “I do” to Jack in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.  </p> <p>Will you be watching Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday night? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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What Prince Philip is really like as a grandfather

<p>Queen Elizabeth II may be the head of the Commonwealth, but it’s her husband, Prince Philip who has remained the family’s strongest support.</p> <p>While it is rare to see the Prince interacting with his grandchildren in a public setting, especially after his retirement, that is not to say that his relationship with his family members isn’t strong. It is said that Prince Philip values his role as a father, grandfather and now great-grandfather above anything else.</p> <p>Matt Smith, who famously played the role of Prince Philip in the highly acclaimed Netflix series <em>The Crown</em> said that upon meeting Prince William and asking for advice on playing his grandfather, the Duke of Cambridge responded with very few words, saying: “Just one word – legend.”</p> <p>The royal couple share eight grandchildren together: Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.</p> <p>And while Prince William made his admiration for his grandfather known, he is not the only one to praise him, as Philip’s other grandchildren have also expressed their love for him.</p> <p>“I think Grandpa is incredible,” said Princess Eugenie in a 2016 documentary, <em>Our Queen at Ninety</em>. </p> <p>“He really is strong and consistent. He’s been there for all these years, and I think he’s the rock, you know, for all of us.”</p> <p>Author of <em>The Diana Chronicles</em>, Tina Brown wrote in her book: “A member of the Balmoral staff noted that Prince Philip, who had effectively lost his own mother at the age of 10 when she was committed for three years to an asylum in Switzerland, was brilliantly effective with his grandsons, offering them gruff tenderness and outdoor activities like stalking and hiking to tire them out.”</p> <p>She also looked back at the time of Princess Diana’s death, and said Prince Philip played a crucial role in the healing of Prince William and Prince Harry in 1997.</p> <p>According to Brown, Prince William was not in the right emotional state of mind to walk in the cortege at his mother’s funeral, but with the support of his grandfather, he changed his mind.</p> <p>It is reported that Philip said to William, “If I walk, will you walk with me?” and he did.</p> <p>In a recent display of affection, Prince Philip decided to attend his grandson, Prince Harry’s wedding to the now Duchess of Sussex in May, even though he went through a hip replacement surgery only a few weeks prior to the occasion.</p> <p>Earlier in the year, <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/celebrities/news/a22736656/prince-philip-relationship-with-grandchildren/" target="_blank"><em>Harper’s Bazaar</em></a> spoke to a former royal reporter, Philip Dampier, who said: “He has taught them [his grandchildren] many things from his own experiences, telling them not to worry about the press too much as ‘it will be tomorrow’s fish and chip paper’.”</p> <p>“Philip has made more than 5000 speeches in his royal career and he has tips on how to do them. His door is always open if any of his grandchildren want advice on any subject.”</p>

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7 ways to take the financial stress out of your relationship

<p>Let’s face it – money issues can be a real relationship killer. Even relatively minor disagreements over money can get blown out of proportion and drive a wedge between you and your partner. Follow these simple rules to keep things in harmony.</p> <p><strong>1. Talk about it</strong><br /> It sounds obvious, but many couples simply don’t talk openly with each other about money issues, and make assumptions that can simmer below the surface, causing frustration and conflict in other areas of the relationship.</p> <p>This makes it vital to allocate specific time to sit down and frankly discuss your finances with your partner to ensure you are on the same page.</p> <p><strong>2. Set rules around spending</strong><br /> Day-to-day spending decisions can be a major point of contention if you and your partner have different attitudes toward money. While it may not be practical for either of you to radically change ingrained behaviours, you can limit potential conflict by setting some simple rules and expectations around spending.</p> <p>One idea is to perhaps set a dollar limit on spending decisions that you can make independently. Anything over that limit will then require a joint decision. This provides a degree of independence and prevents you looking over each other’s shoulders about every cent that is spent.</p> <p><strong>3. Decide on how things are split</strong><br /> Defining what is “mine”, “yours”, and “ours” in a relationship is vital, especially if you come together later in life when you already have some assets. You may have unquestioned trust of each other when it comes to most relationship issues, but it pays to be deliberate about how you bring your finances together and what level of independence or sharing you should commit to.</p> <p>One example might be to keep certain assets and savings in separate accounts and use a joint account to take care of regular bills and living expenses. The important thing is to give it deliberate consideration and not just leave things in limbo, waiting for a crisis to expose disagreements.</p> <p><strong>4. Be careful with joint accounts</strong><br /> A word of warning about putting both your names on any financial arrangements: while it can often be more convenient to do so, there can be hidden risks. A loan in joint names, for example, means you are both responsible for the debt. If you were to split down the track, even if one of you is benefitting more from whatever was purchased by the loan, the other is still equally liable for the debt.</p> <p>Your credit rating is also worth considering. If you open a joint account or joint loan together, you may end up sharing your spouse’s credit rating, which may not be as good as yours.</p> <p><strong>5. Divide financial roles but share responsibility</strong><br /> We all have different personalities, and some of us are more interested and adept in handling finances than others, so it stands to reason that each partner in a relationship may not share the same “money-sense”. This will often lead to one partner taking more of a lead in dealing with the finances, but this should not mean that the other partner remains totally passive.</p> <p>The answer is to make an effort to at least understand how your financial decisions are being made and know where you stand in terms of net worth, debt and budgeting. Even if one partner takes the lead day-to-day, it is important that you both assume responsibility for your financial life. If something ever happens to one of you, the other party can take over without too much trauma.</p> <p><strong>6. Know each other’s “money personality”</strong><br /> If you and your partner generally have different personalities and temperaments, chances are any disagreements over money will be amplified by those differences. The key is to be aware of each other’s money personality. What attitude to money did your parents teach you growing up? Does spending make you feel guilty or satisfied? How sensitive are you to financial risk-taking? Is saving and insuring against disaster important to you?</p> <p>How you answer these questions will reveal a lot about how money issues may affect your relationship.</p> <p><strong>7. Seek some independent counsel</strong><br /> While most of your financial decisions can be agreed upon between the two of you, it may be beneficial to have an independent, objective voice to guide you on certain major financial decisions. A professional financial planner can help you clarify your thoughts, goals, fears and ambitions about money as individuals and as a couple.</p> <p>This can be vitally important when it comes to big-ticket issues such as superannuation, insurance and investment.</p> <p>What are your tips for successfully negotiating finances together? Share your thoughts below.</p> <p>Written by Bridges. Republished with permission of <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/money/financial-planning/7-ways-to-take-the-financial-stress-out-of-your-relationship.aspx">Wyza.com.au.</a></span></p>

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Sad new twist in search for Madeleine McCann

<p>Kate McCann has been forced to close down an online shop aimed at raising funds to help find her missing daughter Madeleine McCann.</p> <p>The website sold T-shirts, posters and car stickers with Maddie’s face on it, along with slogans saying, “Please don’t give up on me” and “Still missing, still missed.”</p> <p>Kate said she shut it down because of her “many commitments and pressures”, making it too difficult to attend to orders, the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/23/kate-mccann-shuts-online-store-to-find-madeleine-as-donations-dwindle-to-virtually-zero-7970987/" target="_blank">Metro UK</a></em> reported.</p> <p>The family, who has already faced so much tragedy, has faced another low blow as it has been revealed that donations from the public to the Maddie Fund have dwindled to “virtually zero” over the past 11 years – when the little girl went missing in Portugal.</p> <p>A friend claiming to be close to Kate and Gerry McCann told the<em> <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6196197/Shock-Kate-McCann-closes-online-fundraising-shop.html" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em> that the idea that money is still flooding in was just wrong.</p> <p>“Donations dried up a long time ago. At times the story comes into the news a few kind people send a quid or two but there is nothing of any real value,” the friend said.</p> <p>According to <em>Metro UK</em>, in the first month of investigations regarding the disappearance of Madeleine, £1.8 million ($NZ3.6 million) was donated to the fund, out of which £64,000 ($NZ126,000) was from merchandise sales.</p> <p>The fund, which is officially called Leaving No Stone Unturned, has a total of £750,000 ($NZ1.5 million) left in the pot, but this could soon be wiped out.</p> <p>If police and investigators decide to close the case, the McCanns will be forced to dip into the fund and pay for their own investigators.</p> <p>A majority of it ($NZ844,000) may also be needed to cover the costs on an ongoing legal battle against former Portugal police chief Goncalo Amaral.</p> <p>Amaral accused the McCanns of being involved in their daughter’s disappearance, saying they killed her and are now covering it up – claims which the couple has denied and has sued him for.</p> <p>Up until now, police have spent over $NZ39 million searching for Maddie, who would have turned 15 in May this year. The last handout from the government of $NZ294,000 was given at the start of April.</p> <p>Speaking to the <em>Daily Mail</em>, a family member said: “We have to wait to see what the Home Office decide about the Grange operation.”</p> <p>However, a Home Office spokesperson said that to date, no request has ever been received from the Metropolitan Police Service to extend funding for operation Grange beyond the end of September 2018.</p> <p>In 2011, Scotland Yard launched its own review, named Operation Grange, into the case.</p> <p>“Before we would even consider an application from the Met Police to continue its Operation Grange inquiry, we need to know what work is left to be done and how much it would cost,” a spokesperson said.</p> <p>Despite the global search and high level of funding, there has been no significant clues as to what could have happened to Maddie. </p>

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The Barefoot Investor Scott Pape's 3-minute money hack

<p>Barefoot Investor Scott Pape is on a mission to create a generation of kids who know how to handle their money and make smart financial decisions.</p> <p>“There’s a lot of people out there who are highly-educated but they are still stupid with money,” says Pape, who has thousands of people following his advice after becoming a financial phenomenon.</p> <p>And according to Pape, learning how to deal with cash starts at a young age and in the home – with basic rules a lot of fun.</p> <p>In his new book, <em>The Barefoot Investor for Families: The Only kids’ Money Guide You’ll Ever Need</em>, the farmer and stockbroker writes about a simple approach that every Australian family should follow.</p> <p>His game plan includes three things: Three jam jars, three jobs and three minutes.</p> <p>He says that’s all it takes for kids to become successful money managers.</p> <p>The jars are responsible for separating money into three categories: Splurge, smile and give.</p> <p>“Three jam jars, three jobs that can be done on a Sunday afternoon and three minutes for the parents to check it all off,” Pape said.</p> <p>How money jars really work</p> <p>Mother-of-three Teira Jansen says she taught her children from a young age that “money doesn’t grow on trees".</p> <p>Mrs Jansen’s children each have a spend, save and give jar, and they must do small tasks to earn money.</p> <p>“We are fortunate in our situation that we have a reasonable amount of money and I don’t want my children to take advantage of that,” Mrs Jansen, of Forestville in NSW, said.</p> <p>“If they want to earn money, they need to do jobs and work for it.”</p> <p>Jobs include emptying out the dishwasher and taking out the rubbish.</p> <p>Each time Chloe, 3, Alana, 6, or Lachlan, 8, completes a job they earn one marble – this is converted into 10 cents at the end of the week.</p> <p>“We also give them interest on their save jar, so they get rewarded for that,” said Mrs Jansen.</p> <p>“It’s simple, and it does take a bit of discipline but it’s important to talk about money.”</p> <p>And Mrs Jansen isn’t the only parent finding the hack successful as mother-of-two Niamh Gantley says the activity has helped her sons learn about money.</p> <p>Drew, 7, and Sean, 4, have three jam jars each – a spend, save and give jar – and each time the boys complete a task they are then rewarded with coins to add to their relevant jars.</p> <p>“They do jobs like emptying the dishwasher, feeding the dogs and simple things,” she said.</p> <p>“They might only get 15 cents – five cents for each job – and they drop it into each of the jars.”</p> <p>Mrs Gantley believes it’s important to teach children to be financially smart from a young age.</p> <p>“They have a comprehension that they have to do something to earn money,” she said.</p> <p>“They know they have to work even at age four to earn money.”</p> <p>Mrs Gantley and her husband Andrew Inglis have both picked up tips and tricks after reading the Barefoot Investor's book, saying it has helped them become better money managers.</p> <p>Will you be trying out the 3-minute money hack with your grandchildren? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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The palace bungles Princess Eugenie wedding tweet – can you spot the blunder?

<p>The official Royal Family twitter account was forced to delete one tweet about Princess Eugenie’s upcoming wedding because of a glaring error.</p> <p>The Queen’s granddaughter is set to say “I do” to her fiancé later today in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – the same location as Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year.</p> <p>Although it is the second royal wedding of the year, the error in the tweet led fans to question whether less attention is being given to Eugenie’s nuptials.</p> <p>Can you spot the mistake in this tweet?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 500px; height: 275.97402597402595px;" src="/media/7821307/2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/a6f0971ae6f14875a778ebcfa720ace4" /></p> <p>The tweet bungled the name of Eugenie’s partner, referring to him as Mr Jacksbrook rather than his correct surname, Mr Brooksbank.</p> <p>The account, which has 3.81 million followers, quickly received backlash for the typo.</p> <p>One person replied: “I believe “Bank Jacksbrook” is his super secret spy name.”</p> <p>Another said: “It’s Jack Brooksbank, or Jacksbrook to his rapper crew.”</p> <p>The tweet stayed on the account for 40 minutes until someone alerted the Royals to the error.</p> <p>The tweet was later reposted with the correct spelling.</p> <p>Eugenie, 28, will have a traditional church service which will be followed by the newlyweds embarking on a carriage ride through the streets of Windsor.</p> <p>Guests will then move to the Queen’s residence for an afternoon reception at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>In the evening, there will be a formal sit-down dinner at the Royal Lodge in Windsor, the residence of her parents Andrew and Sarah Ferguson.</p> <p>The following day, the newlyweds and their friends and family will be enjoying a festival-themed afternoon party.</p> <p>Princess Eugenie first met Jack when she was 20 years old while at a Swiss holiday resort in Verbier.</p> <p>Will you be tuning in to watch Princess Eugenie’s wedding tonight? Let us know in the comments. </p>

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Nicole Kidman sings emotional duet with husband Keith Urban

<p>Aussie actress Nicole Kidman and musician Keith Urban continually stun fans with the adorable affection they continue to lavish on each other after 12 years of marriage.</p> <p>Now, the loved-up duo have joined forces to sing an emotional song for a special cause.</p> <p>In a video that Nicole uploaded to Instagram, the couple sat down at a piano to sing Urban’s hit song, <em style="font-weight: inherit;">Female</em>.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozKFN4laYt/?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; 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font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BozKFN4laYt/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a> on Oct 11, 2018 at 9:23am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“To honour International #DayoftheGirl,” Kidman wrote alongside the video.</p> <p>The Day of the Girl is a United Nations initiative which raises awareness of gender inequality in areas such as education, nutrition, legal rights and medical care.</p> <p>Although Kidman has previously expressed her lack of confidence in her musical ability, she put aside her insecurity for the special song.</p> <p>“I went down (to sing vocals) and I did it because he asked me to,” Kidman told <em style="font-weight: inherit;">ET.</em></p> <p>“Keith knows I have no confidence when it comes to singing,” she added. </p> <p>“So I’ll sing for him and that’s it.”</p> <p>Last month, Kidman shared a photo of her husband rocking out in a hotel bathroom with headphones in.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; 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Nothing like the acoustics in a hotel bathroom.”</p> <p>The power couple share two children together, Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, seven. </p>

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Hugh Jackman shares very candid 50th birthday photo

<p>On his 50th birthday, Hugh Jackman has struck again. The Hollywood star has always been refreshingly down-to-earth, and like so many other stars, he’s made good use of social media to show this and make plenty of fun of himself.</p> <p>The actor posted a very candid shot of himself on his Instagram account where he can be seen having a lovely snooze on a sun-bed, with a not-so-flattering expression on his face, and his loyal French bulldog Dali perched beside him.</p> <p>Jackman candidly captioned the photo: “When people tell you ‘you don’t look 50’ part of you believes it ... until you see yourself sleeping’.”</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/Boy2yFoj1YQ/?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/Boy2yFoj1YQ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">When people tell you “you don’t look 50” part of you believes it ... until you see yourself sleeping.</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/thehughjackman/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Hugh Jackman</a> (@thehughjackman) on Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span>It’s not the first time Jackman has made fun of his age. Last month, the actor shared a comical shot of himself wearing the Genius Light mask made by Taika.</span></p> <p>According to the company’s <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.talika.com.hk/products/genius-light-mask" target="_blank">website</a>, the mask – which retails at $AU534 – “brings together all the benefits of patented Swiss micro current stimulations technologies combined to its famous Light Therapy, in an easy to wear face device.”</p> <p>The mask is supposed to fight the ageing process, tackling the likes of wrinkles, age spots, dark spots and blemishes, reported the <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6265761/X-men-actor-Hugh-Jackman-shares-candid-birthday-snap-himself.html?ITO=applenews" target="_blank">Daily Mail</a></em>.</p> <p>The handsome star, known for his fitness and ageless appearance, cheekily captioned the picture: “Coming up on 50...I'll try anything.”</p> <p>Jackman has previously said his wish for celebrating his big birthday milestone is a low-key dinner party.</p> <p>“I’d probably like a dinner party for 10,” he told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.who.com.au/hugh-jackman-marriage-pact-with-deborra-lee-furness" target="_blank">Who</a></em> magazine, despite his wife Deborra-Lee Furness wanting to do something grander.</p> <p>“We’re going to meet somewhere in the middle,”<span> </span><em>The Greatest Showman </em>star added. “We’ll do something and it’s going to be fun. But no speeches. No speeches.”</p>

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