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The reason why eye contact is so powerful

<p><span>The adage “eyes are the windows to the soul” is not a mere cliché. As one of the most prominent forms of nonverbal communication, eye contact can have significant influence on the way we socialise and process information.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Extra brain power</span></strong></p> <p><span>Have you ever met the gaze of a dog or a monkey? You may get the impression that they are a smart, conscious being that is capable of judging you. This may not be far off – direct gaze indicates “<a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0146167216669124">sophisticated human-like minds</a>” which are capable of social interaction, making us more aware of the other’s agency. </span></p> <p><span>When we lock gazes with someone, our brain immediately engages in a series of activities to take in the fact that we are dealing with the mind of the person who is looking at us. These processes turn out to draw on the same mental resources we use for complex tasks, making it more difficult to perform cognitive functions – such as <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13423-016-1097-3">memorising facts</a>, <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25071645">imagining visuals</a> and <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010027709002984#fig1">focusing on relevant information</a> – at the same time. </span></p> <p><span>A <a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27750156">2016 Japanese study</a> found that people performed worse in a verbal word test when they were instructed to look into another person’s eyes on a screen. This shows how maintaining eye contact can drain our mental bandwidth.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Bonding and social cues</span></strong></p> <p><span>Eye contact also has significant impacts on how we perceive each other. We assume people who make eye contact with us to be more <a href="https://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/11/28/the-psychology-of-eye-contact-digested/">sociable</a>, <a href="https://digest.bps.org.uk/2014/07/22/the-psychology-of-first-impressions-digested/">intelligent</a>, trustworthy, and <a href="http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886996001481">conscientious</a>. We also tend to believe these people to have more self-control and be <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00221309.2018.1469465">more similar to us</a> in terms of personality and appearance.</span></p> <p><span>However, locking eyes should also be done in moderation. A British <a href="https://digest.bps.org.uk/2016/07/07/psychologists-have-identified-the-length-of-eye-contact-that-people-find-most-comfortable/">study</a> discovered that people on average are most comfortable with eye contact that lasts for three seconds.</span></p> <p><span>Because of this, it’s no wonder that many people think of eye contact as a form of intimacy. As windows to our souls, the eyes allow us to get a glimpse into other people’s minds – but it also gives away what’s inside of ours. </span></p>

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5 money mistakes that are costing you thousands

<p><span>Discussing money with our loved ones is awkward at best – and intimidating and nerve-wracking at worst. While budgeting is by no means a sexy topic of conversation, it’s a necessary endeavour to achieving your goals and creating the life you want.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>Unfortunately, there are plenty of financial decisions that cost us dearly – just think about what you could do with an extra $2,500 to $5,000 in your pocket. It’s not typically one big ticket item that breaks a budget, but rather, “death by a thousand cuts” as the saying goes. The bright side is that your simple mistakes often have simple solutions.</span></p> <p><strong>1. Using credit instead of cash</strong></p> <p><span>Having room on a credit card isn’t always a good thing: research shows that people spend up to 18 per cent more when using credit cards instead of cash. If you have the ability to buy “that extra something,” your impulse spending risk goes up; if you have a points or cash-back credit card, you’re even more likely to spend to get the extra points.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>The solution: Leave your card credit card at home and withdraw cash for shopping – especially for groceries.</span></p> <p><strong>2. Making only minimum payments on your credit card</strong></p> <p><span>Making minimum-only payments is a financial No Man’s Land. Case in point, if you have a credit card with a balance of $5,000 and an interest rate of 19.9%, you’re required to pay two per cent as a minimum payment on a declining balance – think $100 on the first month, $99 on the second month, and so on. At that rate, it will take you about 65 years – and more than $22,000 in interest! – to pay off your credit card. If you take that same scenario and upgrade to a fixed payment of $125 per month, you’ll be debt-free in just over five years (assuming you’re not reusing the card). Of course, you’ll still pay $3,274 in interest, but your future-self will thank you for the saved time and money.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>The solution: Do your best to put your credit products away. If you absolutely must use credit, be sure to make higher than minimum payments.</span></p> <p><strong>3. Purchasing a brand new car</strong></p> <p><span>That new car smell is inviting, but the costs associated with it can sour your purchase. Plus, your car depreciates in value the moment you drive it off the lot – statistics range from a 10 to 20 per cent drop within the first year.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>The solution: If you’re in need of a vehicle, consider buying a reliable used vehicle. You’ll save on the value and your monthly payments will likely be lower.</span></p> <p><strong>4. Ignoring low-interest credit products</strong></p> <p><span>Some interest rates on various credit products can be anywhere between 25 to 40 per cent, and payday loan interest rates, when annualised, can be over 400 per cent.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>The solution: If you can, consolidate your debt into a product with lower interest rates.</span></p> <p><strong>5. Having expensive hobbies</strong></p> <p><span>There’s nothing wrong with a round of golf or a dance class for couples, but it’s important to consider the whole cost of your recreational activities. Factors like registration fees, equipment and transportation tend to add up quickly.</span><br /><span> </span><br /><span>The solution: Consider activities that are in line with your budget and look for ways to save some money. For instance, if you love golf, try buying used equipment.</span></p> <p><em>Written by Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy. This article first appeared in <a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/money/15-money-mistakes-are-costing-you-thousands">Reader’s Digest</a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRN93V">here’s our best subscription offer</a>.</em></p>

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Remembering Barbara Stanwyck: A life in pictures

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">109 years ago, Barbara Stanwyck whose original name was Ruby Stevens, was born in Brooklyn, US. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The American motion picture and television actress gained traction in 1926 when she nabbed the leading role in </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Burlesque. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">What made her a legend in her own right was not the number of revered awards, money or fame. Ms Stanwyck died being known as an iconic figure throughout the early ‘30s, for her sheer talent and her versatility that made her a force to be reckoned with during Hollywood’s Golden era. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stanwyck was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress four times for her roles in </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire, Double Indemnity, </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">and</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Sorry, Wrong Number.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The adaptable and gifted talent won three Emmy awards, a Golden Globe and an honorary Oscar in 1982. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Later, Stanwyck was made the recipient of honorary lifetime awards and eventually went on to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1960. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Barbara Stanwyck died 20 January 1990 in Santa Monica. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scroll through the gallery above to see a glimpse of Barbara Stanwyck’s life through pictures. </span></p>

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Should you stop kissing your pets?

<p><span>Giving your cat a peck or letting your dog kiss you on the mouth may be a part of your everyday routine. For many pet owners, this habit may seem like one of the many ways to show your affection to each other. However, common sense rebukes this as an unhygienic practice that may make the human sick.</span></p> <p><span>So, what are the real risks of giving your pooch a smooch?   </span></p> <p><strong><span>The risks</span></strong></p> <p><span>Pets’ mouths and noses may have ventured to questionable places, such as litter boxes, trash bins or the bottom of other pets. Because of this, they may carry bacteria, viruses, parasites and germs all over their body from scratching and licking. </span></p> <p><span>Viruses tend to affect one species and not the other – so you are unlikely to be affected by your pets’ cough. However, others can still play a part in transmitting zoonotic diseases to the owners. These may include:</span></p> <ul> <li>Parasites: <span>Hookworm, roundworm, Toxoplasma gondii and giardia</span></li> <li>Bacteria: Salmonella, E coli, Staphylococcus, Campylobacter and more</li> <li>Ringworm: <span>Fungal infection on the skin or scalp</span></li> </ul> <p><span>The effects of these harmful organisms range from stomach pain and fever to infections and birth defects. </span></p> <p><span>Experts say these illnesses won’t typically be serious – however, people with weak immune systems are more likely to be affected, with higher risks of contracting diseases and experiencing complications. </span></p> <p><span>This is why young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with lower or compromised immune systems – including organ transplant recipients, people on cancer treatment – are advised to avoid kissing pets.</span></p> <p><strong><span>How to stay safe</span></strong></p> <p><span>Wash your hands after coming into contact with pets, pet food or pet bodily fluids such as saliva and waste. </span></p> <p><span>Wherever possible, make sure that your mouth, nose and eyes stay clean. According to Mia L Geisinger, associate professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology at the University of Alabama, the permeable mucous membranes in these areas are <a href="https://www.self.com/story/kissing-pet-health-effects">more vulnerable to germs</a> from your pets.</span></p> <p><span>Keep vaccinations up to date, and don’t forget to treat your pets for parasites and fleas regularly. </span></p>

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Why this weekend will be a special one for Prince Harry

<p>The Duke of Sussex will be celebrating an exciting first this weekend, which is Father’s Day in the UK.</p> <p>Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 16 and it will be Prince Harry’s first Father’s Day as a dad, as son Archie was born on May 6.</p> <p>Prince Harry, 34, is expected to mark the occasion with a social media post on the couple’s royal Instagram account <span>@</span>sussexroyal.</p> <p>This will be giving the world a rare glimpse of Archie since the Duchess of Sussex shared a photo of his feet on May 12, which is Mother’s Day in the US.</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/BxXS3l4pz2j/" 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/BxXS3l4pz2j/" target="_blank">Paying tribute to all mothers today - past, present, mothers-to-be, and those lost but forever remembered. We honor and celebrate each and every one of you. Today is Mother’s Day in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Japan, and several countries across Europe. This is the first Mother’s Day for The Duchess of Sussex. Quote from “lands” by @nayyirah.waheed: my mother was my first country; the first place i ever lived. Photo © SussexRoyal</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/sussexroyal/" target="_blank"> The Duke and Duchess of Sussex</a> (@sussexroyal) on May 12, 2019 at 6:21am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>It’s clear that Prince Harry is very thrilled to be a father, based off this sweet video he shared on their Instagram when Archie was first born.</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/BxIKMKWBUgo/" 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/BxIKMKWBUgo/" target="_blank">This afternoon, His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex shared the news of the arrival of his and the Duchess’ first born child. Their son was born early morning on the 6th of May, 2019 and weighs 7lbs and 3oz. Their Royal Highnesses thank you for your support and kindness during this exceptionally joyful time in their lives as they welcome their baby boy.</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/sussexroyal/" target="_blank"> The Duke and Duchess of Sussex</a> (@sussexroyal) on May 6, 2019 at 9:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Archie is expected to be christened in the UK summer as per royal tradition when the baby is between three and six months old.</p> <p>Royal portraits of the event will be released.</p> <p>After the christening, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will embark on an official royal tour of Africa. It is unknown whether or not Archie will be going along with them.</p>

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Sir Michael Caine reveals the strange way he met his wife

<p>Love works in mysterious ways, even for Sir Michael Caine.</p> <p>The veteran actor has revealed how he met and fell in love with his wife of 46 years, Shakira, on Andrew Denton’s<span> </span><em>Interview</em><span> </span>show.</p> <p>The 86-year-old said, he was watching TV at home with a friend when a Maxwell House Coffee commercial came on screen. Caine was entranced by the woman in the ad, which was set in Brazil.</p> <p>“I had plenty of money. I said to my mate, ‘We’re going to Brazil tomorrow, I gotta find her’,” he recalled.</p> <p>Caine and his friend then went to a bar, where he shared his spur-of-the-moment plan with another patron.</p> <p>“I said, ‘Well, I was watching television, and I saw this girl in an advert, and I’m going to Brazil in the morning to find her,’” Caine told Denton.</p> <p>“He said, ‘Really? What commercial?’ I said, ‘Maxwell House Coffee’.</p> <p>“He said, ‘We make that commercial … She’s not in Brazil, she’s in Fulham Road’.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">"We're going to Brazil tomorrow, I've gotta find her." - Michael Caine met his wife of 46 years via a fairly non-traditional means. He saw her in a coffee TV ad and fell in love. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InterviewAU?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InterviewAU</a> <a href="https://t.co/K6CsRWL6MJ">pic.twitter.com/K6CsRWL6MJ</a></p> — Andrew Denton's "Interview" (@InterviewAU) <a href="https://twitter.com/InterviewAU/status/1138414478175793152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>It turned out that the woman lived less than two kilometres away. Caine went on to track her phone number and ask her out.</p> <p>“I phoned her 11 times, 10 of which she wouldn’t go out with me,” Caine said.</p> <p>“The last one she decided to go out with me … We went out and fell in love instantly and have never parted since.”</p> <p>Shakira, 72, is a Guyanese-British actress and model. She and Caine tied the knot in Las Vegas in 1973, two years after their first meeting. The pair has a daughter named Natasha.</p>

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Woman's "disgusting" find in airplane food

<p>A woman nearly “threw up” after she discovered mould in her airplane food.</p> <p>Jamie Lunde was travelling with United Airlines from Denver to Los Angeles when she ordered a US$10 (AU$14.45) tapas box on the flight as a snack.</p> <p>After taking a few bites off the hummus, she found that the food item was covered with mould.</p> <p>“I started eating it before I completely removed the foil on top. Almost threw up when I saw the mold!” Lunde wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the tainted dip.</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/ByjPGfHgaNC/" 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/ByjPGfHgaNC/" target="_blank">I purchased this Tapas box last night on United flight 1613. I started eating it before i completely removed the foil on top. Almost threw up when I saw the mold! When I brought it to their attention they took my card to refund me, did not take away the molded hummus and find out today they charged me twice!! #unitedairlines #unitedsucks #mold #hummus #tapas #foodpoisoning #airplanefood #passengershaming #shamefull</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/tjlunde123/" target="_blank"> Jamie Lunde</a> (@tjlunde123) on Jun 10, 2019 at 6:11pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The passenger shared that the cabin crew failed to take the food away and refund her.</p> <p>“When I brought it to their attention they took my card to refund me, did not take away the molded hummus and find out today they charged me twice!!”</p> <p>The pack of hummus was included in the tapas box alongside almonds, bread sticks, bruschetta, dark chocolate, crackers and olives.</p> <p>Instagram users expressed disgust over the finding. </p> <p>“Flying is a joke these days,” one commented.</p> <p>“That is terrible!!! #unitedairlines fix this,” another added.</p> <p>“Disgusting,” someone else wrote.</p> <p>A United Airlines spokesperson told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/9279021/passenger-mouldy-flight-houmous-snack/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a>: “We are sorry to hear that on this occasion the food product was not up to our usual high standard.</p> <p>“We have reached out to the customer directly to apologise and will review this matter with our catering supplier.”</p>

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Prince Andrew just broke a major royal rule

<p>Prince Andrew has just broken one of the royal family’s most crucial rules after giving his opinion on the highly controversial Brexit discussion.</p> <p>The royal member committed the sin in an <em>ITV </em>interview where he claimed it would make “no difference” to business owners if Britain left the European Union.</p> <p>"Businesses could be successful either inside a large internal market, or operating in an even larger external market,” he explained.</p> <p>"There are swings and roundabouts to all these sorts of things."</p> <p>While the royal family members certainly may have their own opinions on political topics, it is strictly forbidden that they voice them – a decree so strictly enforced that members do not vote in general elections or referendums, including Brexit.</p> <p>The intention to remain neutral means the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan, has remained tight-lipped on her political leanings since joining the royal family, despite labelling the US President Donald Trump as “misogynistic".</p> <p>The Queen has also kept her views under lock and key and has made it a habit to keep the discussions had between her and the UK Prime Minister during their weekly meeting fully disclosed.</p> <p>While Prince Andrew’s status within the royal family may mean he is not allowed to voice his opinions on political matters, it doesn’t mean he is entirely unqualified.</p> <p>The Duke was the UK’s trade envoy until 2011.</p>

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Effortless beauty! Duchess Kate steals the show in bold white number

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge was an absolute delight when she attended a gala dinner for a charity looking to aide in breaking the cycle of addiction on Wednesday evening.</p> <p>The 37-year-old royal attended an engagement at Somerset House, in London, wearing an off-the-shoulder white gown by Barbara Casasola.</p> <p>The figure-hugging gown was first worn by the Duchess in 2016.</p> <p>The mother of three looked effortless with her hair in loose curls and glittery pumps by Jimmy Choo.</p> <p>To add to the look, the royal added a touch of glimmer with a Wilbur and Gussie clutch and a pair of drop earrings.</p> <p>Duchess Kate is a patron of Action on Addiction and attended the event in honour of Addictions Awareness Week.</p> <p>In a touching speech, the royal paid tribute to the organisation for its immense work.</p> <p>“What’s remarkable about Action on Addiction is that it goes beyond helping those who are suffering on the courageous journey into recovery – it also lends direct support to the children and families affected by addiction – for as long as it takes.”</p> <p>The Duchess went on to commend the charity that works with those addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling for being a “catalyst for my interest in early childhood development".</p> <p>“For the last few years, I’ve been focussing on the importance of prevention: how can we all really support the earliest years of life, build foundations, and help avoid adversity later on in life.</p> <p>“Having met so many people who’ve suffered from addiction, I have seen over and over again that, sadly, the root cause can so often be traced right back to the very earliest years of someone’s life.</p> <p>“Trauma experienced in early childhood, in some cases, as a result of separation, abandonment, abuse, or even emotional neglect, can have a lasting effect.</p> <p>“What we experience during our earliest years, even while we’re still in the womb, shapes the developing brain.</p> <p>“It is vital that we support everyone who cares for children in those formative years, especially if we want to help with the inter-generational cycle of addiction.”</p> <p>Action on Addictions works across all areas of research, treatment, family support and professional education.</p> <p><span>​Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge's effortless look.</span></p>

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Back to nature: Duchess Kate like we have never seen her before!

<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have gone back to nature during a visit to the humble town of Cumbria, in England’s north west.</p> <p>The royal couple, who are parents of three, got a gorgeous glimpse of the picturesque Lake District, and then went on to meet with and honour local residents, community volunteers and business owners in the market town of Keswick.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge gamely assisted in shearing a sheep during a visit to a Cumbrian farm, heartily proving the royal isn’t shy of a challenge or afraid to get her hands dirty.</p> <p>The 36-year-old went for a polished casual look for the occasion, opting for comfort over her typical glamorous event looks she is usually pictured in.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="/media/7827637/duchess-kate-dresses-down-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4b42e298439f4680bee384798dc0cad5" /></p> <p>For the day full of events she opted for a khaki jacket by Troy London, a black skinny pair of jeans, a dark nude jumper, along with a chic crimped white shirt underneath.  </p> <p>However, the Duchess still looked regal and sophisticated with her go-to natural makeup and her hair pulled back as she met with royal supporters.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating the work of local heroes, farmers, volunteers and those supporting the rural community in Cumbria – starting in Keswick! 🇬🇧👋 <a href="https://t.co/SMx7h1i1ec">pic.twitter.com/SMx7h1i1ec</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1138419790559809536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 11, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The dressed-down outfit is a far cry from her usual gowns and glamorous ensembles.</p> <p>Just two days before, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen in a refreshing yellow look by Alexander McQueen for the annual Trooping the Colour parade in London.</p> <p>What really made a spectacle however, and caught the eye of royal watchers, was the headpiece she had previously worn for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding in May of 2018.</p> <p>Trooping the Colour was also the first time the public were able to witness one-year-old <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/lifestyle/family-pets/prince-louiss-first-royal-wave-all-the-adorable-moments-at-trooping-the-colour" target="_blank">Prince Louis’ tick off another royal milestone</a> by attending the event – and in the most cheeky way possible. He was also seen giving his first royal wave. </p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s back to nature look.</p>

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Royal birthday! Prince Philip turns 98

<p>Prince Philip celebrated his 98th birthday on June 10, just one day after the Queen’s Trooping the Colour parade in London.</p> <p>The royal family sent him their best wishes and social media tributes were flooding the pages of the royal family members' accounts to celebrate the Queen’s husband of 71 years on Monday.</p> <p>The official Royal Family Twitter page, which covers outings of the Queen and other prominent members, shared two photos of Philip: a recent shot of him smiling and a formal portrait where he’s wearing his military uniform from 1953.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">The Duke of Edinburgh was born on this day in 1921. In this picture His Royal Highness was photographed in 1953, 66 years ago. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> <a href="https://t.co/drAyE7kj7u">pic.twitter.com/drAyE7kj7u</a></p> — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) <a href="https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1138000798124838912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 June 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The caption reads:</p> <p>“Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh a very Happy 98th Birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH The Duke of Edinburgh was born on this day in 1921. In the first picture HRH is pictured at Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston’s wedding this year. In the second picture His Royal Highness was photographed in 1953, 66 years ago.”</p> <p>Prince Harry was quick to follow suit, wishing his “grandpa” a very happy birthday on the Sussex Royal Instagram account. He posted a photo of him and his grandfather smiling as well as an older pic of the Queen and Prince Philip dancing.</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/Byh0nonFgt4/" 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/Byh0nonFgt4/" target="_blank">Wishing His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Sir, Grandpa a very Happy 98th Birthday! 🎂 Photo credit: Getty, Carbott</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/sussexroyal/" target="_blank"> The Duke and Duchess of Sussex</a> (@sussexroyal) on Jun 10, 2019 at 5:00am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Many royal fans loved the cheeky comment of the nickname “Sir Grandpa”.</p> <p>Clarence House, which is the official Twitter account of Prince Charles and Camilla, opted for a photo from the 1950s, which is a cute moment where Charles is holding hands with his father.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Happy 98th Birthday to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a><br /><br />A two-year-old Prince Charles holds The Duke’s hand after greeting his father following his return home from a trip to Malta in 1951. <a href="https://t.co/uTsmQ0TBHv">pic.twitter.com/uTsmQ0TBHv</a></p> — Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) <a href="https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse/status/1138013683504861184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 June 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Not to be outdone by his brother, Prince William’s official Twitter account posted a four-photo tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh, wishing him a happy birthday as well. There are photos of Prince Philip and the Queen enjoying the sunshine, a photo of Prince William and Prince Philip sharing a laugh, another photo of Duchess Kate and Prince Philip laughing together, and a final photo with Prince Charles, Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William, The Queen and Prince Philip looking up at the sky.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Wishing a very Happy 98th Birthday to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> <a href="https://t.co/4555cJPCxk">pic.twitter.com/4555cJPCxk</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1138002746882347008?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 June 2019</a></blockquote>

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3 travel myths debunked

<p>The world of travel has changed quite a bit over the years, with many tips and tricks people used to rely on to nab bargain deals, now being made redundant. Which is why you should be wary when someone gives advice on how to travel the world for a much more affordable price tag.</p> <p>Here are some top myths debunked</p> <p><strong>Myth 1: Booking directly with the airline gets you the cheapest deal</strong></p> <p>Not true. If you end up doing thorough research, you may find that it’s better to fly from Sydney to Brisbane with Jetstar and return with Tiger Airways. Mixing up your airlines is a great way to ensure you get the best deal, and besides, when you book directly with the airline, you’re unable to compare prices which is why an online comparison tool is a must.</p> <p><strong>Myth 2: Buying a round trip will ensure a better price</strong></p> <p>Not all the time. While this used to be true, most airlines now sell their one-way fares for exactly half the price of a return ticket.</p> <p>There are exceptions though, such as Qantas who offer a more affordable rate on their round-trip fares.</p> <p><strong>Myth 3: If you book on a Tuesday, you’ll get a cheaper price</strong></p> <p>False. Back in the days people used to believe that airlines would announce their best deals on a Monday, which meant Tuesday was the best time to book flights.</p> <p>Now, airlines announce deals at different days and times, so if you want to grab yourself a bargain then sign up to alerts from deal hunting websites.</p>

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Photo to die for: Why are tourists risking their lives for the perfect selfie?

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For some, taking risky selfies is part of the fun while they’re travelling. This is the case for Ivan Beerkus and Angela Nikolaus, who love taking some of the world’s most “extreme” selfies among the world’s tallest buildings.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">They recently told Seven’s </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunday Night</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> why they do it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It’s really hard to explain, the … freedom, and, uh, it’s adrenaline. It’s, uh, something special. I feel heart beating. I feel my legs shaking, so … Yeah, it’s incredible … incredible feeling,” they explained.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">In a world hooked on social media, people are taking risks to impress their followers. More people have died from selfies in the past 5 years than sharks. This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/angelacox7news?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AngelaCox7News</a> discovers the lengths people are going to to get that “killer” shot. Sunday 8:30pm on <a href="https://twitter.com/Channel7?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Channel7</a>. <a href="https://t.co/ypCo8fs9Oa">pic.twitter.com/ypCo8fs9Oa</a></p> — Sunday Night (@SundayNightOn7) <a href="https://twitter.com/SundayNightOn7/status/1124220905314508800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2019</a></blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not only is it the quest for the ultimate selfie, it’s also become a lucrative business for Ivan and Angela as it drives clicks and advertising revenue from their large fanbase.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“We make enough for living beautiful life, for travel a lot. So, now we want to buy apartments in Moscow, so … we live beautiful. We like it, yeah.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The duo aren’t the only ones who enjoy the risk associated with these selfies.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">26-year-old Scott David-Ingram was recently caught scaling a building on the Gold Coast in Queensland.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“It was scary, but it was worth the shot,” he said to </span><a href="https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/current-affairs/why-tourists-are-dying-for-the-perfect-selfie/news-story/27baf60b80a39367acb8bb8ea6d8e7a6"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sunday Night</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. “I try not to sweat. That’s probably one of the main things, is sweating, because sweaty hands — you’ll slip. And you’re gone.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">For some families, they’ve lost loved ones due to these risky selfies.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">US tourist Gavin Zimmerman slipped and fell while posing for a selfie on a cliff south of Sydney.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">His father had no idea of his son’s passing until there was a knock on the door.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I didn’t hear anything for a half-hour … we said ‘well he’s busy’, and that kind of thing. And then I said, ‘I’ll talk to you next week, bud. Love ya’, and then we get the knock on the door a few hours later …”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">According to Dr Joanne Orlando, more than 250 deaths have been attributed to deadly “selfies” since 2005.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Around 80,000 images get uploaded to Instagram every 60 seconds,” Dr Orlando says, “so there’s massive competition. How do you get noticed? </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Well, you have to upload a photo people are really going to react to. It has to be something quite striking. You know, risky photos. They get a lot of engagement, so they get a lot of likes. They get a lot of comments.”</span></p>

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Onions: The hidden health food

<p>The humble onion doesn’t tend to receive a lot of attention compared to some of its flashier vegetable brethren. It doesn’t quite have the fancy smash-ability of the avocado or the (largely unhealthy) appeal of the potato.</p> <p>However, if you’ve been cooking with onions for years like many of us, you’re in for a welcome surprise about the immense health benefits they can provide.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.secretserve.com.au/assets/Onions-Health-Report-2017-Spreads.pdf">Australian Onions Health Report</a> recently found that the vegetable supplies your body with a powerful bundle of vitamins that can help fight inflammation, protect against some cancers and even protect the body from the sun’s UVB damage.</p> <p>Nutritionist Kathleen Alleaume conducted the report, which also found that the onion’s high levels of vitamin C, phytochemicals, prebiotics and flavonoids were a powerful mixture for improving gut health and reducing the risk of heart disease.</p> <p>“Onions are a reliable, versatile and affordable staple that can help keep you and your kids healthy on the inside and out,” said Alleuame.</p> <p>The good news is that even if you’re slow cooking onions for a barbecue, this does not significantly alter their nutritional value. (It might be best to go easy on the sausages, though.)</p> <p>And if you’re cooking for fussy eaters, sneaking an onion into the dish is a lot easier than trying to hide a bright red tomato.</p> <p>These health benefits almost make the tears from cutting up an onion worthwhile, but if you’d prefer not to cry every time you cook them, a handy trick is to cut the bottom core first. This is the part of the onion that releases the tear-inducing gas.</p> <p>Another method to get rid of the onion sob-story is to refrigerate or freeze them before cutting, and to peel the onion under cold running water.</p> <p>The report found that less than seven per cent of Australians met the recommended daily intake for vegetables, and named the humble onion as a potential saviour of this miniscule number.</p> <p>In a nation with a growing obesity epidemic, a serve of onion also contains only 96 kilojoules along with its cocktail of vitamins – definitely not a bad deal.</p> <p>So next time you’re looking in the pantry for a healthy vegetable to add to your meal, don’t overlook the onion – beneath that skin are layers of health benefits!</p> <p><em>Written by Jamie Feggans. Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/health/nutrition/onions-the-hidden-health-food.aspx"><em>Wyza</em></a><em>.</em></p>

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Bad hair day? Not with these fantastic tips

<p>Hair allows us to express our personality and change our look depending on our mood or the weather. It is also a good indicator of overall health. We have collated the most reliable and effective tips to ensure every day is a good hair day.</p> <p>There are a plethora of simple tips, questionable myths and reliable scientific results surrounding the mystifying quest towards healthy hair. Here's what you need to know.</p> <p><strong>Choosing shampoo and conditioner</strong></p> <p>The best advice when choosing your shampoo and conditioner is to look at the active ingredients. Don’t be fooled by marketing, as words like ‘natural’ aren’t regulated and don’t provide any kind of guarantee. One positive ingredient to look for is silicone (or dimethicone) as this coats and protects the hair. Look out for artificial scents and colours or detergents. Some particularly harmful ingredients to be wary of are sodium laurel sulphate, parabens and benzyl benzoate. Try to buy shampoo and conditioner that is specifically targeted to your hair type and use the same line of products as they are designed to complement each other.</p> <p>There is no single rule for how frequently you should wash your hair. If you have an oily scalp, for example, you will need to do it more often. As you age, your scalp produces less oil and you can usually wash it less frequently. However, if you’re getting dandruff or a flaky scalp this generally means your washes are too seldom. When washing with conditioner, start a few centimetres from the scalp and concentrate most of the conditioner on the tips of your hair as otherwise it can make the scalp oily.</p> <p><strong>Old wives tales - true or not?</strong></p> <p>You’ve probably heard many old wives' tales about hair care however surprisingly there is some truth to them. The old saying ‘100 brush strokes a night’, for example, has merit because brushing your hair from root to tip distributes the hair’s natural oil down the hair shaft, making it shinier, less damaged and less prone to breakage.</p> <p>Start from the tip then travel upward to detangle the knots. Also be sure to use a dense boar brittle brush, as this is the most effective at removing dirt, dust and debris and moving oil down the hair shaft.</p> <p>Ever heard the one about using cold water to wash out conditioner? It is true that this seals the cuticle and makes it harder for moisture to enter, effectively preventing the process that can cause 'frizz'.</p> <p>One of the most important practices to avoid is very frequent blow drying or straightening. These events damage the hair make it more prone to breakage. If you are blow drying your hair, put it on a lower heat level and be sure to never straighten wet hair. Wet hair is more vulnerable, which also means you should avoid brushing it. Try to towel dry hair by patting rather than rubbing it. Furthermore, avoid tying hair back too tight to the point of pain, particularly when sleeping, as this increases friction and causes breakage. Finally, try to avoid smoking or too much stress, as these factors can make your hair duller and brittle.</p> <p><strong>Thinning hair</strong></p> <p>While going bald is a well-known issue for men, surprisingly, 40 per cent of people who experience temporary or long-term hair loss are women. If you are experiencing sudden hair loss, you should consult a medical professional. However, there are some easy hair thinning prevention and treatment methods to try at home.</p> <p> </p> <p>To disguise thinning hair, try a different hairstyle such as a shorter cut, a different part or more layers to heighten the volume. Try getting into the habit of gently blow-drying your hair (after it has partially air dried) to build volume. A scalp massage has also been shown to prevent thinning hair as it temporarily increases circulation to the scalp, thereby pumping the hair follicles with the nutrients it needs to grow. Use your fingertips and a small amount of argan or coconut oil and rub in a circular motion for a few minutes prior to shampooing.</p> <p><strong>Greying gracefully</strong></p> <p>Embracing grey hair can be a sophisticated look. The first step is to blend your roots, as the contrast in texture and tone makes it look unkempt. It is worth getting a do-it-yourself highlighting or root-touch-up kit to blend the roots until at least 60% of your roots are silver. Then you can give up your dye job and just embrace the grey. Silver strands often have a duller look as they absorb light instead of reflecting it. Consequently, you should use an oil-absorber or glaze to give your hair added shine between washes. Also ensure your styling products are colourless so they don’t tarnish your grey hair.</p> <p><strong>Natural hair masks</strong></p> <p>Many of the most helpful and nutrient-rich treatments for your hair aren’t found in hair salons but they are found in your kitchen cupboard. The natural vitamins, minerals and proteins in certain food items make them the ideal nourishing hair treatments.</p> <p>For the 'hair masks' recipes below, you should mix the ingredients together to make a paste then apply liberally over the hair. Cover your head and hair with a shower cap and leave the paste for 20 minutes to a few hours depending on the damage. Thoroughly rinse out the mixture and follow with your usual shampoo and conditioner regime.</p> <p>For hydration, softness, body and shine: give your hair a deep hot oil condition by mixing ¼ cup of olive oil, ¼ cup aloe vera oil, 6 drops of rosemary oil and 6 drops of sandalwood essential oils. Heat it so that it is warm to touch and then soak through the hair.</p> <p>To give your locks a softer, more luscious look: simply blend one ripe banana and a teaspoon of honey into a smoothie-like mixture.</p> <p>To give your hair a glossy finish: simply apply plain yoghurt to wet hair. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.</p> <p>To prevent dandruff: use a hibiscus leaves paste or powder with water.</p> <p>To restore lustre: combine one ripe avocado and an egg to wet hair and replenish it with vitamins and essential fatty acids.</p> <p>For a softness and shine: simply prep your hair with warm water and coat your hair with mayonnaise, put on a plastic wrap such as a shower cap, let it sit for 20 minutes or more and rinse.</p> <p><strong>Feed your hair naturally</strong></p> <p>As well as putting food items in your hair, a balanced diet with plenty of healthy oils for essential fatty acids is also crucial for restoring hair health and vibrancy. A diet rich in zinc, iron, protein and biotin (a B vitamin) is important for shine and strength. Aim to get these vitamins naturally. Particularly beneficial foods for your hair include foods such as salmon, walnuts, yoghurt, sweet potatoes, spinach and blueberries.</p> <p>If you have specific concerns about your hair, consult a hair or medical professional.</p> <p><em>Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/health/wellbeing/bad-hair-day-not-with-these-fantastic-tips.aspx"><em>Wyza.com.au.</em></a></p>

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Top tips to keep fit and healthy as you age

<p>Dr Sally Phillips, TAL General Manager of Health Services, is focused on empowering people to look after themselves, and equipping Australians with the right advice to find ways to enjoy exercise to improve physical and mental wellbeing is a big part of this.</p> <p><strong>Here are her top tips to keep fit and healthy as you age</strong></p> <ul> <li>Find a new exercise or sport to enjoy with friends – by regularly exercising and elevating your heart rate, you can help keep your heart and circulatory system healthy to prevent cardiovascular disease, which impacts one in five Australians and is more prevalent in older adults. Choosing to exercise with friends can often be more fun and it can motivate you to commit to a routine as well as providing a great way to socialise and deepen your relationships, which can boost your mental wellbeing.</li> <li>Take the opportunity to stretch your legs in the sun – as we enter the winter months it’s important to take the opportunity to enjoy the sun when you can. Sunlight is great for your pineal gland, which is linked to improved mental health. Combined with exercise, sun exposure will help enhance your physical and mental health. Remember that sun safety shouldn’t become less important when the temperature drops. It’s just as important to protect your skin from the sun in the winter too, so remember to wear sunscreen and sunglasses when you’re out and about.</li> <li>Make exercise part of your daily routine – the best way to stay active is to choose activities that you find both interesting and manageable to fit into your daily life. For instance, deciding to walk to the shops, walking your dog, spending more time outdoors or in your garden, taking the stairs where possible or cycling rather than driving your car are all simple choices that can greatly boost your physical and mental health. Using wearable technology can enable you track your everyday activities, as well as heart rates, and these are often a helpful way to set daily exercise goals to exercise and track your progress over time.</li> <li>Check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine – be guided by your doctor about how long and how frequently to exercise. Exercise can lower your risk of a range of health conditions and keep you in good health. However, it’s best to check how to fit a new program into your life and if there are any underlying issues to consider adapting into your regime so that it’s the best one for you.</li> </ul>

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How tiny homes for older women facing homelessness are saving lives

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Homelessness is becoming a bigger issue each year for older women, and Kim Connolly who is the founder of </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tiny Habitat Homes </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">understands that it is a problem that must be addressed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Which is why she created a solution to aide ageing women with housing issues in 2017. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">Australian Bureau of Statistics</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> reports over 6860 ladies aged over 55 were classified as homeless in 2016, which is 5234 more since 2011, Kim told </span><a href="https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6114985/could-tiny-homes-solve-senior-homelessness/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Senior</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">these stats might not be entirely correct. </span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu7q6QOHF46/" 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/Bu7q6QOHF46/" target="_blank">My first Tiny House Build. Love my Tiny!</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/tinyhabitathomes/" target="_blank"> Kim Connolly</a> (@tinyhabitathomes) on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:50pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the massive jump is a concern, the former high school teacher explained the number did not reveal the full extent of the issue as many women would choose not to ask for help after facing homelessness or becoming homeless. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kim Connolly came up with the idea to offer transportable, affordable and tiny village homes as a method to decrease homelessness after multiple conversations with women her age admitted they were struggling with financial difficulties. </span></p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo-uunJAx3S/" 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/Bo-uunJAx3S/" target="_blank">The Tiny has landed! Safe and sound. Thanks Nifty for sending me this photo of my baby in her new workshop home. #lovemytiny #lovemybuilder</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/tinyhabitathomes/" target="_blank"> Kim Connolly</a> (@tinyhabitathomes) on Oct 15, 2018 at 9:13pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Over and over again women kept coming to me and saying, 'I'm going to be homeless, if not in the next few months, in the next few years',” Ms Connolly told </span><a href="https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-29/are-tiny-homes-the-answer-for-older-women-facing-homelessness/11049272"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ABC News.</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“I found out all the statistics and research and I didn't have an answer, [but] I love tiny houses and I thought, 'That's it, I'm going to build one'.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ms Connolly developed such a passion for her housing-solution idea, she set up her village-building business, with a plan to create a community of 15 tiny houses to majorly occupy women. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Currently, Ms Connolly is in the process of setting up a not-for-profit organisation to help make her tiny village concept.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">She said: “It's women who are just like me and they're shaking their heads saying, 'I don't know how this happened, I never thought I'd end up in this situation'.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“My idea of the village would be 15 houses — there would be three houses that are rental houses, the other 12 would be owned by the occupants, there'd be two couples and the other 10 houses would be all older women,” Ms Connolly explained.</span></p>

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Tips for travelling with grandkids

<p>As we get into our senior years it becomes more difficult for us to take holidays on our own. If you want to still enjoy the pleasures of a vacation, the alternative is to take your grandkids with you when you holiday. This may seem a daunting prospect (especially if you have your own children to cater for too), but with the right approach and some smart planning it can be a success. Here's what to consider making it work.</p> <p><strong>Finding the right location and accommodation</strong></p> <p>This choice of holiday venue can make a big difference to the success or failure of a joint vacation. The key factors to making it work are firstly to ensure that accommodation is central to amenities, such as shops, clubs, beaches or places of interest. You don’t want to have to far to travel once you arrive and having everything close by may give you greater independence if you are mobile enough.</p> <p>Generally speaking, it’s best to settle on just one destination, rather than doing a lot of moving around and having to re-pack several times. Check that accommodation has easy access and is suitable for those who have limited mobility issues. It is also very helpful if the accommodation has pleasant surroundings and outlook, so that it is still an appealing place to spend time if you are not able to get out and about as much as your grandkids. Garden areas, pools, cafes and recreation facilities will help in this regard.</p> <p>The type of accommodation needs some forethought too. It’s preferable to have sufficient space to give your grandchildren some privacy and their own area to retreat to, so that everyone is not on top of each other all the time. This is especially true if you have children with you too. A home or apartment that can give you your own living space and bathroom is a good idea. If it is a hotel, then a separate room for them is preferable.</p> <p><strong>Plan and agree on schedules and expenses</strong></p> <p>While there is no need for a rigid schedule, it is important to allocate time for doing things jointly and for doing some things separately. This can help avoid the stress of being together full time and ensures that all parties get proper relaxation and regeneration. Ideally this should be discussed with your grandchildren in advance and perhaps a rough schedule agreed upon so that everyone is on the same page before you go.</p> <p>Make sure also that things like meals, transport and touring activities are discussed in advance so that you are not packing too much in and that there is agreement on how costs are being shared. If you are doing organised tours or attractions, don’t feel it is essential to do everything together – it may cause unnecessary tensions. Meal arrangements can be varied too, so that there is a combination of joint meals and some private time too.</p> <p><strong>Planning your packing</strong></p> <p>Make sure medicines are in good supply and spare prescriptions arranged. If there is any medical equipment that needs to be taken, make sure you investigate the type of power supply and if adapters are required, if you are going to a foreign country. It’s wise to have spare spectacles and hearing aid batteries on hand too. Pack light too, if you are planning on multiple destinations; you will already be carting extra luggage for them, so you don’t want to make this a bigger burden than necessary.</p> <p>Travel insurance needs to cover all persons on the trip to avoid nasty bills if there are any medical emergencies.</p> <p><strong>Test the waters before making a big commitment</strong></p> <p>If it is the first time you have taken a break together, it may be best to start out by trying a shorter break first to see how things pan out and what issues arise. Even a weekend away may be enough to test the waters to see how the dynamics will work. It is possible to achieve a successful holiday together, as long as the right planning and a little common sense are applied.</p> <p><em>Written by Tom Raeside. Republished with permission of <a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/travel/tips-for-traveling-with-parents.aspx">Wyza.com.au.</a></em></p>

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Why a friend's death can be as traumatic as losing a family member

<p>The death of a friend is a loss that most people face at some point in their lives – often many times. But it is a grief that may not be taken seriously by employers, doctors or others. The so-called <a href="https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.2190/om.66.2.a">hierarchy of grief</a>, a scale used to determine who is considered a more legitimate mourner than others, puts family members at the top. For this reason, the death of a close friend can feel shunted to the periphery and has been described as a <a href="https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02682629908657467?journalCode=rber20&amp;">disenfranchised grief</a>.</p> <p>There has not been much research on the impact the death of a friend has on a person, so we set out to address this with our <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0214838">latest study</a>. We discovered that, far from being a trivial loss, the health and well-being of people who lose a close friend has a heavy toll in the four years after that loss.</p> <p>For our study, published in PLOS ONE, we analysed responses from an Australian <a href="https://melbourneinstitute.unimelb.edu.au/hilda">household survey</a> of more than 26,000 people. Of the people who completed the survey, over 9,500 had experienced the death of a close friend. Our analysis showed that life satisfaction of the bereaved fell sharply (figure 1) compared with a matched non-bereaved group. There is a large and sharp drop in this life satisfaction from month three to nine and another smaller yet still sizeable drop at months 19 to 21.</p> <p><img src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/273318/original/file-20190508-183100-1n93aql.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&amp;q=45&amp;auto=format&amp;w=754&amp;fit=clip" alt="" /> <span class="caption">Figure 1. Life satisfaction.</span> <span class="attribution"><span class="license">Author provided</span></span></p> <p>In the graph below, the impact on general health is shown comparing the bereaved group with a matched non-bereaved group. You can see the bereaved group tracking clearly lower than the non-bereaved for 24 months, an effect that continues for four years.</p> <p><img src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/273330/original/file-20190508-183089-1wj8ffj.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&amp;q=45&amp;auto=format&amp;w=754&amp;fit=clip" alt="" /> <span class="caption">Figure 2. General health.</span> <span class="attribution"><span class="license">Author provided</span></span></p> <p>Social functioning and mental health are also worse after the death of a friend, which you can see in the final two graphs.</p> <p><img src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/273331/original/file-20190508-183112-1gyx3ls.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&amp;q=45&amp;auto=format&amp;w=754&amp;fit=clip" alt="" /> <span class="caption">Figure 3. Social functioning.</span> <span class="attribution"><span class="license">Author provided</span></span> <img src="https://images.theconversation.com/files/273334/original/file-20190508-183109-m4cdnb.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&amp;q=45&amp;auto=format&amp;w=754&amp;fit=clip" alt="" /> <span class="caption">Figure 4. Mental health.</span> <span class="attribution"><span class="license">Author provided</span></span></p> <p>These findings suggest we need to take the death of a close friend more seriously and to change the way we support people who are suffering from such a bereavement.</p> <p>Friends are <a href="https://asu.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/is-friendship-akin-to-kinship">psychological kin</a>, that is, you may even have a stronger bond with friends than people you are related to by birth or marriage. So when a friend dies, the psychological and emotional stress can be as bad as the death of kin.</p> <p>Our analysis shows that if you’re not socially active, the death of a friend can make the impact of the bereavement worse. As your social circle shrinks, you become less resilient to grief because you lose a key source of emotional support from your social network.</p> <p><strong>Challenging the myths</strong></p> <p>The folklore that feelings of sadness and loss reduce considerably after a year also needs to be challenged. Although there are improvements in health and getting on with everyday life, the longer-term effects on mental health and well-being cannot be ignored. This is especially worrying for disenfranchised grief – not only are there marked and enduring long-term effects, but there’s also little recognition that the bereavement was significant.</p> <p>Mental health professionals and employers should now acknowledge the significant effect the death of a friend can have on a person and offer appropriate services and support. The psychological help bereaved people receive is not the same across the board, and this needs to change as we begin to accept the idea that close friends can be considered as psychological kin.<!-- Below is The Conversation's page counter tag. Please DO NOT REMOVE. --><img style="border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; margin: 0 !important; max-height: 1px !important; max-width: 1px !important; min-height: 1px !important; min-width: 1px !important; opacity: 0 !important; outline: none !important; padding: 0 !important; text-shadow: none !important;" src="https://counter.theconversation.com/content/116474/count.gif?distributor=republish-lightbox-basic" alt="The Conversation" width="1" height="1" /><!-- End of code. If you don't see any code above, please get new code from the Advanced tab after you click the republish button. The page counter does not collect any personal data. 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Think Einstein was smart? Here are 8 people with higher IQs

<p><strong>1. Jacob Barnett: IQ 170</strong></p> <p>Jacob Barnett was <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/autistic-boy-genius-iq-higher-einstein-article-1.1340923">diagnosed</a> with moderate to severe autism at two years old, and doctors predicted he’d never learn to tie his own shoes.</p> <p>Needless to say, he’s mastered dressing himself. The American child prodigy finished grades six through twelve in less than a year, then went to college at age ten.</p> <p>He was a published physicist <a href="https://psmag.com/magazine/jacob-barnett-30-under-30">by the time he was 13</a>.</p> <p>Now he’s <a href="https://uwaterloo.ca/physics-astronomy/about/people/j3barnet">working toward his PhD</a> at age 19.</p> <p><strong>2. Judit Polgár: IQ 170</strong></p> <p>The Hungarian chess master is considered the best female chess player of all time.</p> <p>When she was 15 years and 4 months old in 1991, she was the <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/04/news/youngest-grandmaster-ever-is-15-ferocious-and-female.html">youngest player</a> to become an International Grandmaster.</p> <p>She’s <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/smartest-person-in-the-world-2011-12/#bert-byrne-is-alleged-to-have-an-iq-of-170-3">reported</a> to have an IQ of 170.</p> <p><strong>3. Rick Rosner: IQ 192 to 198</strong></p> <p>Rick Rosner has taken <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/interview-with-rick-rosner-2014-11?r=UK&amp;IR=T">more than 30 IQ tests</a>, revealing his IQ is between 192 and 198, depending on how the tests define their scores.</p> <p>Before the allegedly second-smartest man in the world became a TV writer, he worked as a bouncer, stripper, and nude model.</p> <p>He famously <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/entertainment/lawsuit-millionaire-player-answer-article-1.927553">sued</a> ABC network for a faulty question after losing <em>Who Wants to Be a Millionaire</em> at the $16,000 level, but he lost the case.</p> <p><strong>4. Evangelos Katsioulis: IQ 198</strong></p> <p>With a score of 198, Evangelos Katsioulis, MD, MSc, MA, PhD, has the highest tested IQ in the world, according to the <a href="http://psiq.org/home.html">World Genius Directory</a>.</p> <p>The Greek psychiatrist also <a href="http://www.katsioulis.com/evangelos-katsioulis/">has degrees</a> in philosophy and medical research technology.</p> <p><strong>5. Sho Yano: IQ 200</strong></p> <p>American physician Sho Yano started college at age nine, and earned an MD and PhD <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/06/young-medical-student-graduate.html">by the time he was 21</a>.</p> <p>He has a black belt in tae kwon do and started composing music when he was four, but he’s put his focus on <a href="https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Sho_Yano.html">child neurology</a>.</p> <p><strong>6. Nathan Leopold: IQ 200</strong></p> <p>The infamous Nathan Leopold had an IQ of 200 and spoke nine languages by age 18, but he didn’t use his intelligence for the greater good.</p> <p>When he was 19, he and an accomplice were <a href="https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leopold-and-loeb-gain-national-attention">arrested for murder</a> in 1924 after trying to commit the “perfect crime.”</p> <p>Leopold spent 33 years in jail before being released on parole.</p> <p><strong>7. Marilyn vos Savant: IQ 228</strong></p> <p>When Marilyn von Savant was ten years old, an adult-level Stanford-Binet test revealed she had an <a href="https://www.ft.com/content/4add9230-23d5-11de-996a-00144feabdc0">IQ of 228</a>, which later landed her a Guinness World Record until the company removed the category in 1990 because the numbers are considered inexact.</p> <p>She’s been answering philosophical and mathematical questions for <em>Parade</em> magazine readers in her “Ask Marilyn” <a href="https://parade.com/member/marilynvossavant/">column</a> since 1986</p> <p><strong>8. Ainan Cawley: IQ 263</strong></p> <p>This Irish child genius is <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3721556/The-smartest-40-people-time-revealed-List-includes-geniuses-Einstein-da-Vinci-s-number-one.html">projected</a> to have an IQ of 263.</p> <p>At eight years old, he was already taking third-year chemistry courses at Singapore Polytechnic, and by the time he was nine, he’d memorized the first 518 decimal places of pi.</p> <p>Now 18, he seems to have a knack for entertainment, having written the script and composed music <a href="https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/irish-child-prodigy-puts-talent-to-use-for-typhoon-charity-254202.html">for a short film called <em>Reflection</em></a> at age 12. </p> <p><em>Written by Marissa LaLiberte. This article first appeared in </em><a href="http://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/thought-provoking/think-einstein-was-smart-here-are-8-people-higher-iqs?items_per_page=All">Reader’s Digest.</a><em> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRN93V">Here’s our subscription offer.</a></p> <p> </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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These are the world's most valuable brands in 2019

<p>Apple has topped <em>Forbes</em>’ list of the world’s most valuable brands for the ninth year in a row.</p> <p>The world’s 100 most valuable brands in 2019 are worth a cumulative US$2.33 trillion (AU$3.34 trillion / NZ$3.52 trillion), increasing by 8 per cent from the previous year according to the magazine’s annual list released in late May.</p> <p>Tech giants dominated the list, led by Apple with a brand value of US$205.5 billion, up 12 per cent over the past year. The company – which was noted for its unique ability to move its customer base from one product category to another – has become the first to cross the $200 billion threshold.</p> <p>Google came in second with US$167.7 billion in brand value, followed by Microsoft (US$123.5 billion) and Amazon (US$97 billion). Facebook rounded up the top five with a value of US$88.9 billion, down 6 per cent over the past 12 months.</p> <p>Brands from 16 countries made the 2019 list. US companies comprised the majority with 56 brands among the top 100, as well as 80 per cent of the top 10. Other prolific countries included Germany with 11 brands, France with seven and Japan with six.</p> <p>No New Zealand companies made the final cut.</p> <p><strong>World’s most valuable brands:</strong></p> <ol> <li>Apple (US$205.5 billion)</li> <li>Google (US$167.7 billion)</li> <li>Microsoft (US$125.3 billion)</li> <li>Amazon (US$97 billion)</li> <li>Facebook (US$88.9 billion)</li> <li>Coca-Cola (US$59.2 billion)</li> <li>Samsung (US$53.1 billion)</li> <li>Disney (US$52.2 billion)</li> <li>Toyota (US$44.6 billion)</li> <li>McDonald’s (US$43.8 billion)</li> </ol> <p>Find the full list <span><a href="https://www.forbes.com/powerful-brands/list/#tab:rank">here</a></span>.</p>

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Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty to 51 charges of murder

<p>Christchurch mosque terror attacker Brenton Tarrant has denied being the attacker and has entered a not guilty plea during a short appearance at the High Court in Christchurch, New Zealand, this morning.</p> <p>As he announced his plea via his lawyer, gasps were heard in the courtroom according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/world/pacific/nz-mosque-shooting-accused-to-face-court/news-story/3b53935379a34f4e5e84ab49ed01c316" target="_blank">news.com.au</a>.</p> <p>Tarrant has pled not guilty to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one terrorism offence over the Christchurch shootings. This is a total of 92 charges in total.</p> <p>The terror charge laid against him last month will be the first prosecution of its kind in New Zealand and some legal experts say that it could lead to a complex trial, according to <a rel="noopener" href="https://au.news.yahoo.com/christchurch-massacre-accused-brenton-tarrant-pleads-not-guilty-222352860.html" target="_blank"><em>Yahoo! News</em></a>.</p> <p><span>Tarrant wore a grey sweatshirt and strained to hear discussions via the audio-visual link from Paremoremo Prison in Auckland. That prison is currently New Zealand’s only maximum-security prison.</span></p> <p>Prison staff have confirmed that Tarrant has no access to television, radio, newspapers or visitors.</p> <p>The courtroom was filled with survivors and family members of the 51 killed during the March 15 attack at two Christchurch mosques.</p> <p>Two further courts and 200 seats were set aside for the public, who watched the court proceedings via audio-visual link as the main courtroom was full. Police maintained a heavy presence throughout the building.</p> <p>All of the victims kept their eyes glued to the gunman throughout the hearing.</p> <p>Tarrant’s case will return to court on August 16.   </p> <p>Amid concerns his trial can be used to further incite hatred and expose far-right extremist views, New Zealand’s major media organisations have agreed to self-imposed restrictions on reporting.</p> <p>Justice Cameron Mander has also declined all media requests to film or photograph proceedings in court, in the interest of preserving the integrity of the trial process and ensure a fair trial for Tarrant.</p>

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When is it OK to spend money on yourself?

<p><span>One of the most common financial wisdom is to skip on gratifications – buy home brands, cut back on takeouts, make your own coffee, stay in for the weekend and more. However, most financial experts agree that frugality is not always helpful. In fact, there are some circumstances where spending will bring more benefits to your life than saving.</span></p> <p><span>“There is more to life than repaying debt or saving for a rainy day,” said Ryan Guina, founder of <a href="https://cashmoneylife.com/spending-money-is-good/"><em>Cash Money Life</em></a>. “Money is for spending. Money is for living.”</span></p> <p><span>Here are some of the occasions where you do not have to lose sleep over splurging. </span></p> <p><strong><span>When you’re in a transition</span></strong></p> <p><span>Life changes – be it a new job, a new city or a breakup – can be difficult to navigate. Setting aside some discretionary cash will help you <a href="https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2018/02/its-okay-to-increase-your-discretionary-spending-sometimes/">start afresh</a> and settle in. Making acquaintances, becoming part of a new community and rethinking what you want out of life often means spending money. During these times, don’t feel guilty about taking a class, trying out neighbourhood restaurants, joining book clubs or buying new clothes – they are likely to be worthwhile expenses.</span></p> <p><strong><span>When quality is important</span></strong></p> <p><span>Being frugal does not always mean resorting to the cheapest options. Longevity comes at a cost – a low retail price may not mean much if the product wears out more easily or needs to be replaced after minimum use. For example, getting a budget vehicle may not do your wallet any favour if they are a gas-guzzler or require frequent repairs, upgrades and maintenance works. The same goes with furniture, appliances and other everyday items such as bags and wallets – is your time worth the hassle of dealing with broken products?</span></p> <p><strong><span>When time is key</span></strong></p> <p><span>It’s wise to prepare a fund for a rainy day, but there is also a positive side to seizing the day. A recent study</span> <span>published in the <a href="https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/faculty-and-research/anderson-review/occasion-matching"><em>Journal of Marketing Behavior</em></a> found that delayed gratification can backfire as we wait too long to enjoy special things. The researchers discovered that people were more likely to wait for the “right” occasion to use things that are labelled as more special, such as chocolates from a fancy boutique or a VIP concert pass. Moreover, those who delayed were eventually less satisfied with the things and expressed more regret than those who did not wait.</span></p> <p><span>Our time in the world is limited, and there can only be so much memories. If your financial health is in shape, do not put off your plans. Cash out that gift card, take your dream trip, go and attend that concert – in other words, enjoy the things that prompted you to save up in the first place.</span></p>

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George Michael leaves nothing to ex-boyfriends in $177 million will

<p>George Michael left out two of his former partners, Fadi Fawaz and Kenny Goss, in his NZ$186 million will, it has been revealed.</p> <p>Fawaz and Goss were not listed as the beneficiaries of the late singer’s NZ$186 million fortune, according to a five-page document obtained by <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/9215982/george-michael-will-98m-nothing-fadi-fawaz-kenny-goss/" target="_blank"><em>The Sun</em></a>.</p> <p>Instead, Michael’s estate will be divided among his family and a few friends, with sisters Yioda and Melanie Panayiotou receiving a major portion. Michael’s 80-year-old father Kyriacos Panayiotou is also set to receive a horse-racing farm where he has lived for many years.</p> <p>“George was devoted to his dad and sisters, they were always going to be looked after,” an insider said.</p> <p>The will – which was made public on May 30 – also listed Michael’s backing singer Shirlie Kemp, record producer David Austin and five other friends as beneficiaries.</p> <p>However, Michael’s partner of 15 years, Goss, was left out along with Australian-born boyfriend Fawaz.</p> <p>60-year-old businessman Goss began dating Michael in 1996 before they split up in 2011.</p> <p>46-year-old hair stylist Fawaz and Michael started their relationship in 2012. </p> <p>Fawaz found the Wham! singer dead at his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day 2016. “We were supposed to be going for Christmas lunch. I went round there to wake him up and he was just gone, lying peacefully in bed,” Fawas said in <a rel="noopener" href="https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/george-michael-australian-boyfriend-fadi-fawaz-left-out-of-late-singers-will-044659416.html" target="_blank">a statement</a> at the time.</p> <p>Michael died from heart and kidney failure at the age of 53.</p>

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The new smartphone app that has the ability to diagnose respiratory diseases

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A new smartphone app that was developed by University of Queensland researchers has the ability to analyse a person’s cough. This could help diagnose respiratory disorders quickly and easily in patients who lack access to doctors.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">UQ biomedical engineer Associate Professor Udantha Abeyratne and his team have developed the diagnostic technology that uses smartphones to instantly identify common respiratory diseases.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">These include asthma, croup, pneumonia, lower respiratory tract disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and bronchiolitis.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dr Abeyratne said that respiratory disease was the third leading cause of death, which means that the potential global health and economic impact of this technology is phenomenal.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Coughs can be described as wet or dry, brassy or raspy, ringing or barking; they can whistle, whoop or wheeze; but experts cannot always agree on the description or how to use cough sounds for diagnosis,” Dr Abeyratne said.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Our approach is to introduce signal processing, and machine classification and learning technologies to extract useful diagnostic characteristics from coughs, removing the subjective elements for characterising them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"> “We believe the technology can lead to earlier diagnosis and better patient outcomes throughout the world, including in remote locations with limited access to doctors.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A clinical study on childhood respiratory diseases found that the technology has an accuracy between 81 and 97 percent.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Corresponding author, Paediatrician Dr Paul Porter from Joondalup Health Campus in Western Australia has said that it could be difficult to differentiate between respiratory disorders in children. This is the case for even experienced doctors in modern hospital facilities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“This study demonstrates how new technology, mathematical concepts, machine learning and clinical medicine can be successfully combined to produce completely new diagnostic tests using the expertise of several disciplines,” Dr Porter said.</span></p> <p>How the technology was developed</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The technology was developed by UQ researchers using trained algorithms to recognise features of coughs which are characteristic of five different respiratory diseases.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The technology also allows users to report other noticeable systems to ensure that the diagnosis was as accurate as possible.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The researchers the categorised the coughs of 585 children aged between 29 days and 12 years.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The accuracy of the analyser was determined by comparing its diagnosis to one that was reached by a panel of paediatricians that had reviewed hospital charts and conducted all available clinical investigations.</span></p>

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The “criminal” Android apps that are draining your battery

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Researchers from security firm Sophos have found 22 apps that drain your battery life and could land you with a big phone bill.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The “click fraud” apps pretend to be normal apps on the Google Play Store but secretly perform criminal actions out of sight.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 22 apps have been collectively downloaded over 22 million times.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">One app includes an illicit flashlight app that racked up one million downloads – before being taken down from Google’s Play Store.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The apps create invisible ads and trick advertisers into thinking that users are clicking on them.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The ads never actually appear for the user and appear in a hidden browser window instead.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The malware then stimulates a user interacting with the ad, which tricks the ad into thinking the interaction is legitimate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Despite it sounding like a bad deal for the advertisers who have spent money on the advertisements, it’s also bad news for the users as well.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The researchers explained to </span><a href="https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/22-criminal-android-apps-draining-your-battery/news-story/2c90a4a58991118d37d53208d251a26d"><span style="font-weight: 400;">news.com.au</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“From the user’s perspective, these apps drain their phone’s battery and may cause data overawes as the apps are constantly running and communicating with servers in the background.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Normal users without technical knowledge would be hard-pressed to find out whether or not the apps were amiss.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The warning signs would be increased data usage and fast-draining battery life but pinning this on the apps alone would be hard.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">User reviews gave nothing away either. Many of the dodgy apps had any negative comments as they didn’t know anything was wrong. This means that many are more likely to download the app in future as many users use app reviews to decide whether an app is worth downloading or not.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“The only affects a user might notice is that the apps would use a significantly greater amount of data, at all times, and consume the phone’s battery power at a more rapid rate than the phone would otherwise require,” researchers explained.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Because consumers would not be able to correlate these effects to the apps themselves, their Play Market reviews for these apps showed few negative comments.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The dodgy apps have since been removed from the Google Play Store, but they can still operate if you’ve got them installed.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A list of the apps can be seen below.</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sparkle FlashLight – com.sparkle.flashlight</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Snake Attack – com.mobilebt.snakefight</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Math Solver – com.mobilebt.mathsolver</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ShapeSorter – com.mobilebt.shapesorter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tak A Trip – com.takatrip.android</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Magnifeye – com.magnifeye.android</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Join Up – com.pesrepi.joinup</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Zombie Killer – com.pesrepi.zombiekiller</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Space Rocket – com.pesrepi.spacerocket</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Neon Pong – com.pesrepi.neonpong</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Just Flashlight – app.mobile.justflashlight</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Table Soccer – com.mobile.tablesoccer</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cliff Diver – com.mobile.cliffdiver</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Box Stack – com.mobile.boxstack</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jelly Slice – net.kanmobi.jellyslice</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">AK Blackjack – com.maragona.akblackjack</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Color Tiles – com.maragona.colortiles</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Animal Match – com.beacon.animalmatch</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Roulette Mania – com.beacon.roulettemania</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">HexaFall – com.atry.hexafall</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">HexaBlocks – com.atry.hexablocks</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">PairZap – com.atry.pairzap</span></li> </ul>

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Donald Trump mocked over embarrassing gaffe about Prince Charles

<p>Last year, Donald Trump made headlines for <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/news/news/president-trump-committed-a-royal-faux-pas-during-his-visit-with-the-queen/" target="_blank">his gaffe when visiting Queen Elizabeth II</a> at Windsor Castle.</p> <p>Now the US president has made another faux pas with a British royal.</p> <p>Trump misspelt Prince Charles’s official title in a Twitter post on Thursday, calling him the “Prince of Whales”. He mentioned Charles and the Queen as part of his argument that he should not be obliged to divulge details of discussions with foreign parties to the FBI.</p> <p>“I meet and talk to ‘foreign governments’ every day. I just met with the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, the P.M. of the United Kingdom, the P.M. of Ireland, the President of France and the President of Poland. We talked about ‘Everything!’” he wrote.</p> <p>“Should I immediately call the FBI about these calls and meetings? How ridiculous!”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Internet remembers things better than you do. <a href="https://t.co/P9hb3bOYwq">pic.twitter.com/P9hb3bOYwq</a></p> — Doktor Zoom (@DoktorZoom) <a href="https://twitter.com/DoktorZoom/status/1139161824161517568?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The president immediately removed the post and replaced it with the correct spelling, but Twitter users had caught wind of the typo.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">The Prince of Whales, pictured earlier today <a href="https://t.co/GmnAiQuzwx">pic.twitter.com/GmnAiQuzwx</a></p> — Graeme Demianyk (@GraemeDemianyk) <a href="https://twitter.com/GraemeDemianyk/status/1139158896789065729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">😂 <a href="https://t.co/qGtuHxddSh">pic.twitter.com/qGtuHxddSh</a></p> — Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) <a href="https://twitter.com/NorthmanTrader/status/1139157866252787712?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">"I DEMAND TO SPEAK TO THE PRINCE OF WHALES!" <a href="https://t.co/gGrXNF6wa1">pic.twitter.com/gGrXNF6wa1</a></p> — Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) <a href="https://twitter.com/bornmiserable/status/1139227322773463040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Trump’s Twitter post came after his interview with <a rel="noopener" href="https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&amp;jsonp=vglnk_156047124889410&amp;key=a426d7531bff1ca375d5930dea560b93&amp;libId=jwvc0jue0102i8oq000DLbltkki33&amp;loc=https%3A%2F%2Fedition.cnn.com%2F2019%2F06%2F12%2Fpolitics%2Fdonald-trump-abc-political-dirt-foreign-country-rivals%2Findex.html&amp;v=1&amp;out=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fid-exclusive-interview-trump-listen-foreigners-offered-dirt%2Fstory%3Fid%3D63669304%26cid%3Dclicksource_4380645_null&amp;ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F&amp;title=ABC%20interview%3A%20Trump%20says%20he%20would%20accept%20foreign%20dirt%20on%20rivals%20-%20CNNPolitics&amp;txt=Trump%20said%20in%20an%20interview%20with%20ABC%20News" target="_blank">ABC News</a>, where he said he would accept damaging information on a political rival from a foreign government.</p> <p>“I think you might want to listen, there isn’t anything wrong with listening,” said Trump. “If somebody called from a country, Norway, [and said] ‘we have information on your opponent’, I think I’d want to hear it.”</p> <p>He denied that such foreign assistance would amount to election interference. </p> <p>“It’s not an interference, they have information – I think I'd take it," Trump said. </p> <p>“If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the FBI.”</p> <p>The current <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-is-open-to-accepting-dirt-on-his-opponents-from-foreign-governments-is-that-against-the-law/" target="_blank">US campaign finance law</a> prohibits political candidates from receiving campaign contributions from another country, which may include sensitive information “of value”.</p> <p>Trump’s statement has been criticised by politicians across the board.</p> <p>“Foreign influence in our elections is growing, not lessening, and we don’t want to send a signal to encourage it,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.</p> <p>“Donald Trump has made it clear that he will engage in any action, no matter how unethical or unpatriotic, that he will go right up to the line of what’s legal and indeed it looks like he crossed that line many times,” said House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff.</p>

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Our 5 favourite fashion Instagrammers over 50

<p>Fashion is big on Instagram, but that doesn’t mean it’s all about the younger generation. Here’s our pick of some of the best people who are demonstrating why you don’t have to become invisible as you age.</p> <p><strong>1. @Funkyforty</strong></p> <p>Yvonne is a Kiwi living in Zurich – so she has great global style. We love her relaxed, natural look (and odd splash of colour). She shows that you can still take some risks with your fashion choices when you are into your fifth decade. We love her passion and courage.</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/BymM6sVo_DY/" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BymM6sVo_DY/" target="_blank">A post shared by Funkyforty (@funkyforty)</a> on Jun 11, 2019 at 9:49pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p><strong>2. @iconaccidental</strong></p> <p>Lyn Slater knows how to make grey hair the epitome of cool. She has what she calls an “urban, modern, intellectual aesthetic” and likes to connect with women who live “interesting but ordinary lives” in cities. Her looks are simple and elegant, but with a great edge. There’s a lot of black! She manages to look modern without looking overdressed or trying too hard...</p> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BykV1FxnZwy/" target="_blank">A post shared by Accidental Icon (@iconaccidental)</a> on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:29am PDT</p> </div> <p><strong>3. @thestylishwoman</strong></p> <p>Sharryn is a stylist based in Melbourne helping women of all ages dress for their body shape. Her style is positive and fun – a great way to get your fashion mojo. She’s a big believer in finding your own personal style and often showcases other women of a certain age that she finds inspiring. Sharryn is also great at discovering new Australian designers who dress older women well. Great to have on your feed.</p> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BylqXRygwow/" target="_blank">A post shared by Sharryn (@thestylishwoman)</a> on Jun 11, 2019 at 4:48pm PDT</p> </div> <p><strong>4. @fabulously_chic_over_50</strong></p> <p>This Instagram account – and accompanying blog – is for women “who refuse to go quietly into maturity”, says Jonet Wooten, 54 years young. A former photojournalist, she says that shopping with her best friend inspired the creation of her blog.</p> <p>“We both turned to each other and said, ‘Where are the clothes for us?’,” she says. “Neither of us could relate to anything on the racks. We were – literally – stuck between racks of junior crop-tops and dismal granny panties. From that experience, I vowed to keep my finger on the pulse of fabulously chic trends in my age group.” Words to live by.</p> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvw3bNxguCD/" target="_blank">A post shared by Jonet Wooten (@fabulously_chic_over_50)</a> on Apr 2, 2019 at 11:39am PDT</p> </div> <ol start="5"> <li><strong>@styleatacertainage</strong></li> </ol> <p>Beth Djalali is all about style rather than trends. She rocks the silver bob and has a certain country-style chic. She’s based in the mid-western USA and practicality rules. As she says, “one thing I’ve learned is that when you look great, you feel great and you step out the door armed with confidence!” One of the best elements of Beth’s style is that she has lots of key (and affordable) pieces that are worn over and over again, with just a little twist each time.</p> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BylBW0oBj8e/" target="_blank">A post shared by Beth Djalali | Classic Style (@styleatacertainage)</a> on Jun 11, 2019 at 10:49am PDT</p> </div> <p><em>Republished with permission of </em><a href="https://www.wyza.com.au/articles/lifestyle/wyza-life/our-8-favourite-fashion-instagrammers-over-50.aspx"><em>Wyza.com.au.</em></a></p>

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