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Andy Roddick dazzles in Cinderella costume for daughter’s third birthday

<p>Professional tennis player, husband, father and now princess Andy Roddick can do it all.</p> <p>Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, shared an adorable photo of the retired tennis player with their three-year-old daughter Stevie.</p> <p>The father-daughter duo were dressed up in princess costumers, with Roddick wearing a Cinderella gown and his daughter opting for Elsa from Frozen.</p> <p>"She has these grown adults wrapped around her tiny little finger,' the actress <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CIHPsqEl_QF/" target="_blank">captioned the photo</a>. "This is three."</p> <p>However, A-Rod and Stevie weren’t the only ones that looked straight out of a fairytale, with Decker sharing photos showing the rest of the family in costume.</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/CIHPsqEl_QF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CIHPsqEl_QF/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Brooklyn Decker (@brooklyndecker)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The post was met with hundreds of comments, gushing about how cute the “royal” family was and admiring the sporting star's get up.</p> <p>"Thank you so much for posting that! So precious!" one user wrote. "What an awesome dad!"</p> <p>"Love this...and love to your whole family!" commented another.</p> <p>Decker and Roddick tied the knot in 2009 and also share a five-year-old son Hank.</p>

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Nicole Kidman overjoyed as 18-storey portrait is unveiled in Sydney

<p>A huge, 18-storey hand-painted portrait of Nicole Kidman has been unveiled over the weekend in Sydney, to celebrate the release of her new series, The Undoing.</p> <p>On Monday, Kidman was filled with joy as she saw the artwork in person for the first time at the famous Kings Cross street.</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/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="13"> <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/CHoUS9VJVvE/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"WOW! Thank you Sydney for celebrating #TheUndoing It's back tonight xx," she captioned alongside a picture of her standing below the giant mural.</p> <p>The painting took 11 artists and over 400 hours to complete. It was placed on the side of the apartment building, Top of the Town, in Darlinghurst on Saturday and has made history for being the largest hand-painted mural in the Southern Hemisphere.</p> <p>The portrait is the size of an Olympic swimming pool and was commissioned by BINGE to celebrate Kidman’s new series.</p> <p>In the theme of the series, Kidman's portrait will "come undone" as it unravels into a second artwork from today, Tuesday November 17.</p> <p>The project is temporary. The building will be painted over and restored back to its original state on November 23.</p> <p>The Undoing, which Kidman stars in alongside actor Hugh Grant, tells the story of a Manhattan couple who are embroiled in a murder mystery.</p>

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Lost wedding ring looking for its owner 20 years later

<p>A man is determined to return a wedding ring he found in his Melbourne pool almost 20 years ago to its loving owners.</p> <p>Andrew Winters told Nine News he was swimming in his parents' pool in Australia's Wheelers Hill back in the early 2000s, when he spotted something glistening in the water.</p> <p>"I went to touch it and said 'hold on this is a ring'," he said.</p> <p>"Back then there wasn't as much social media. I didn't think about reuniting it - I didn't know how."</p> <p>The men’s wedding ring has "Mick Love Mary 28/11/1970" inscribed on the inside.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838779/wedding-ring.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/2eb226ec0e154035af90f09960ffb42c" /></p> <p>Mr Winters says he believes the original owner could have lost the ring at a salt processing plant.</p> <p>He found the ring shortly after his family filled the pool with salt.</p> <p>"There was no other way it could have got in the pool," he said.</p> <p>"The owner may have worked in the salt industry."</p> <p>Mr Winters and his partner said they attempted to find the owner in 2013, but had no success.</p> <p>He is determined to reunite the precious possession to its rightful owner.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838778/wedding-ring-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/461032ddc646481b95237882b0ba5048" /></p> <p>"We sent some messages on Facebook, but it didn't really eventuate," he said.</p> <p>"I just want to reunite someone and cheer them up – I know how upsetting it is to lose something, it would be great to reunite them."</p>

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Wedding dress disaster turns to miraculous save

<p>An initially furious bride-to-be has revealed the hilarious chain of events after she complained about her wedding dress.</p> <p>She ordered the dress online and fired off an "angry letter" to online store Milly Bridal after her tulle and diamante fishtail bridal gown looked "nothing like what I had ordered".</p> <p>She also attached two pictures for reference of the dress to show the online store.</p> <p>After the online store received her email, the company informed the bride-to-be that she'd put the dress on inside out.</p> <p>“Please put it on the right way,” the letter stated.</p> <p>After finding humour in the incident, the bride-to-be posted it online.</p> <p>“Two weeks ago my wedding dress came in,” she wrote.</p> <p>“I was really upset about the look of it and sent an angry email to the company wanting to return it.</p> <p>“I took pictures of me in the dress telling them it looked nothing like what I had ordered.</p> <p>“Well, today I received this response from the company: ‘You put the dress on inside out, please put it on the right way.’</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838708/wedding-dress-body-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/eb25f9711c4c41cd97ce60c748b410e4" /></p> <p>“Who knew that they shipped wedding dresses inside out?! The dress actually turned out beautiful.”</p> <p>The bride-to-be was embarrassed about lashing out at the online bridal store and went public to make up for the angry email.</p> <p>“Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much school we put behind us, we’re still going to lack common sense, like how to put clothes on properly,” she laughed.</p> <p>The dress ended up looking beautiful once it was on the right way.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838709/wedding-dress-body.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7c4a09c9f91c4a1cb84a7a84529caf8c" /></p> <div class="body_text redactor-styles redactor-in"> <p>The bride-to-be explained her reasons for sharing the incident online.</p> <p>“They probably didn’t appreciate my angry email, this post is the least I could do to thank them for ‘fixing’ the problem (me, the problem was me).</p> <p>“But I hope they appreciated a good laugh. And you all too - during this tense time of the election results, I hope you take comfort in the fact I was not on your presidential ballot nor will I ever be running for any office.</p> <p>“I’ll help save your life but seriously - please don’t call me to dress you, apparently I have trouble doing that for myself!”</p> </div>

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Dressed to kill: 6 ways horror folklore is fashioned in the movies

<p>“Beauty is pain,” goes the famous adage. The phrase suggests that in order to fully understand what a society considers beautiful, you must explore ugliness. Enter the horror movie.</p> <p>Horror often examines “<a href="https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/grant-dread-of-difference-second-edition">the dread of difference</a>” seen in society, and cinema scholars like Barry Keith Grant have studied how horror films explore gender roles.</p> <p>Women’s <a href="https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691166292/men-women-and-chain-saws">violent struggles</a> as perpetrators and victims of horror — in the pursuit of sexual freedom, social empowerment and fulfilment of desire — are reflections of the concerns of a conflicted and changing society.</p> <p>In the book we edited, <em><a href="https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/fashioning-horror-9781350036185">Fashioning Horror: Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature</a></em> we explored how horror literature, film and folklore are expressed through fashion and costume. <a href="https://traversingscribes.wordpress.com/">Our approach</a> was informed by our background in fashion studies, folklore and literature, as we investigated the central importance of clothing to the horror genre.</p> <p>Here, we demonstrate how common fears around femininity are expressed through costume and roles in the movies.</p> <p><strong>The ghost</strong></p> <p>The <a href="https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-are-there-so-many-ghost-stories-about-a-woman-in-w-5851037">well-known popular image of</a> a haunting woman in white is a classic gothic and horror trope rooted in <a href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/1259197">European folklore dating back to pre-Christian and pagan times</a>. Whether dressed in the white of a burial shroud, or the white of mourning, “the White Lady” often appeared by moonlight.</p> <p>The film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000000000298130/"><em>The Ring</em> (2002)</a> based on the <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178868/">Japanese horror film</a> of the same name derived from the <a href="https://books.google.ca/books/about/Ring.html?id=ss0k8a1myFcC&amp;redir_esc=y">novel by Koji Suzuki</a>, shows a contemporary reading of the ghost as related to anxieties about new technology, social change and family relationships. The ghost in white is not seen by moonlight but by the blue glow of a television screen. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0915208/">Naomi Watts</a> portrays a journalist who investigates a cursed videotape that seemingly kills the viewer seven days after watching it.</p> <p>In 2008, designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy took inspiration from the white shirtdress worn by Sadako, the vengeful video ghost in the 1998 Japanese original film, for their <a href="https://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2008-ready-to-wear/rodarte">Rodarte fall show</a>.</p> <p><strong>The bride</strong></p> <p>In horror, the figure of the bride represents the thwarted promise of the virginal woman abandoned or killed before she was to be wed and is related to anxiety about domesticity. <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144120/"><em>Bride of Chucky</em> (1998)</a> shows the depths to which two murderous dolls will go to turn human again.</p> <p>Dolls have <a href="https://doi.org/10.1086/507499">traditionally</a> been used to instruct girls into their future roles as mothers and wives, and fashion dolls herald new trends. The doll in this movie presents quite a different set of possibilities for those who dare to play with her. Bored by expectations of conventional womanhood, both as a sex symbol and as a housewife, Tiffany (<a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000236/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm">Jennifer Tilly</a>) transforms herself into a Martha Stewart in the kitchen and a crazed serial killer outside the home. <a href="https://barbie.mattel.com/shop">Barbie</a>, eat your heart out.</p> <p><strong>The mother</strong></p> <p><a href="https://lwlies.com/articles/motherhood-horror-cinema-a-quiet-place-hereditary/">Mothers subverting expected norms</a> is a common theme in <a href="https://www.npr.org/2015/10/28/450657717/why-are-old-women-often-the-face-of-evil-in-fairy-tales-and-folklore">folklore and horror</a>. In the film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7958736/"><em>Ma</em> (2019)</a>, actor <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0818055">Octavia Spencer</a> plays a traumatized and psychopathic mother who locks up and drugs her daughter to keep her close. In the film, veterinary assistant Sue Ann (Spencer) is called upon by a group of (mostly white) teenagers to buy them alcohol; the teens nickname her Ma.</p> <p>Spencer has noted that <a href="https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/viola-davis-betrayed-the-help-systemic-racism-1234573862">due to systemic racism</a>, Black women in Hollywood have faced limited dramatic opportunities for roles that push the stereotypes of Black women as caregivers. The actor said one appeal of starring in <em>Ma</em> was pushing beyond that mould and subverting the idea of <a href="https://variety.com/2019/scene/news/octavia-spencer-on-ma-these-types-of-roles-havent-been-available-to-women-of-color-1203218410/">Black people dying at the beginning of horror films</a>.</p> <p>Viewers learn Sue Ann experienced humiliating teen years and what begins as apparent friendly support soon spirals out of control.</p> <p>The film mines the hidden depths of Sue Ann’s resentment and fears for her own daughter as she seeks to avenge her own past. A classic transformation scene sees Sue Ann change from wearing mostly scrubs, a reference to self-effacing caregiving roles, into a glamorous outfit. Ma sits at her mirrored vanity table applying lipstick surrounded by red candles. <a href="https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-igq60-Y5Q&amp;list=RDAMVMZ-igq60-Y5Q">“Pow,” she says to her reflection</a> before heading downstairs to kung-fu kick a pyramid of beer cans.</p> <p>Her retro looks include acid-washed denim, black lace, and leopard print. Through the lens of the teens who laugh at her and find her “uncool,” these outfits suggest society’s discomfort with women stepping out of their roles as matrons and caregivers to maintain an equal place in society.</p> <p><strong>The vampiress</strong></p> <p>The female vampire turns the notion of female sexuality on its head in horrifying ways. So popular was the archetype of the man-eater in early cinema, that the “vamp” became a recognizable look for fashionable silent film actresses like <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000847/">Theda Bara</a>, <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0615736/">Musidora</a> and <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0620519/">Nita Naldi</a>.</p> <p>The undead female vampire costumes herself for seduction and disguise. Consumption therefore takes on a dual role, unlocking anxieties about capitalism. The stylish film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714915/"><em>Only Lovers Left Alive</em> (2013)</a>, featuring fashion icon <a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0842770/">Tilda Swinton</a>, played with this by costuming her character in a mixture of old and new fabrics, with an emphasis on loungewear.</p> <p>Swinton’s shock-blonde hair was supplemented by <a href="https://www.thecut.com/2014/04/vampire-costumes-of-only-lovers-left-alive.html">yak wool</a>, further hinting at the not-quite-human nature of the vampire. <em>Vogue</em> even encouraged readers to “<a href="https://www.vogue.com/article/dress-the-part-only-lovers-left-alive-fashion">get the look</a>.” Swinton presents a new type of vampiress; one not reliant on her sexuality to stand out. She has style.</p> <p><strong>The witch</strong></p> <p><a href="https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol22/iss3/6">Fears that women will escape patriarchy</a>, particularly through sexual independence, underpin this mythology, and stories of witches can be both terrifying and empowering.</p> <p>The 1996 film <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/"><em>The Craft</em></a> inspired <a href="https://i-d.vice.com/en_us/article/qv8qe5/how-the-craft-empowered-a-generation-of-teen-misfits">a generation of teenage girls</a> and included frank explorations of teen suicide, depression, racist bullying, sexual harassment and slut-shaming. <a href="https://www.fairuza.org/">Fairuza Balk</a> plays the iconic teen witch Nancy Downs, an aggressive, angry goth girl, at odds with everyone outside her own small circle. As she gains in power, her appearance becomes wilder.</p> <p>Films about witches remind viewers that alternatives to the <a href="https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Waking-the-Witch/Pam-Grossman/9781982100704">dominant narratives about beauty and women’s bodies are possible</a>. A remake, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J60ueFp-jv8"><em>The Craft: Legacy</em></a> is set to be <a href="https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/09/the-craft-legacy-trailer-release-date">released this fall</a>. The presence of chokers, chains, dark lips and short hair in the trailer demonstrates the continued relevance of punk and goth influences for rebellious teens.</p> <p><strong>The monster</strong></p> <p>The fear of a woman’s appearance hiding something monstrous is an ancient trope. From the <a href="https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/Dangerous_Beauty_Medusa_in_Classical_Art_The_Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art_Bulletin_v75_no_3">ancient Greek gorgon</a>, to the folk tales of many cultures featuring <a href="https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004366251_008">seductive female</a> <a href="https://upcolorado.com/utah-state-university-press/item/2924-seven-demon-stories-from-medieval-japan">shape-shifting demons</a>, female beauty has the potential to kill onlookers.</p> <p>However, beauty may also come at a cost to the fashion victim, as seen in the morality tale of female vanity in <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054462/"><em>Wasp Woman</em> (1959)</a>.</p> <p>The fear of female aging, as well as the perceived arrogance and aggression of female executives, underpins this story which is an imaginative take on the of <a href="http://www.sarahalbeebooks.com/2012/07/reel-bugs-the-wasp-woman/">royal jelly in cosmetics</a>, still <a href="https://www.burtsbees.ca/product/skin-nourishment-hydrating-gel-cream">a cosmetic ingredient today</a>.</p> <p>The character Ms. Starlin (<a href="https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0127693/">Susan Cabot</a>) is depicted as one with an intemperate desire for youthful good looks, but she is inadvertently transformed into a hideous wasp woman. How similar is this tale, at its core, to the gleeful take-downs of women who have undergone <a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3781836/">botched plastic surgeries</a>?</p> <p><em>Written by <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/julia-petrov-1165055">Julia Petrov</a>, University of Alberta and <a href="https://theconversation.com/profiles/gudrun-d-whitehead-1167622">Gudrun D Whitehead</a>, University of Iceland. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/dressed-to-kill-6-ways-horror-folklore-is-fashioned-in-the-movies-147835">The Conversation.</a> </em></p>

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Princess Mary looks pretty in purple as she reveals annual Christmas stamp

<p>It seems like time has flown by and with Christmas less than two months away, Crown Princess Mary just kickstarted the official countdown.</p> <p>Stepping out in her home country on Tuesday, the Danish royal launched the annual Christmas stamp - an iconic moment which takes place every year in the Scandinavian country marking the start of the festive season.</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/CG0B2mAgAks/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0B2mAgAks/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Lanceringen af årets julemærke fandt i dag sted på Julemærkehjemmet Liljeborg i Roskilde. Her afslørede Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen sammen med kunstneren Tomas Björnsson årets Julemærke, der har titlen 'Jul i Fællesskab'. Julemærket er i år en kærlig hilsen til 100-året for genforeningen af Danmark og Sønderjylland samt en hyldest til det fællesskab, som børn på Julemærkehjemmene bliver en del af.⁣ ⁣ Kronprinsessen er protektor for Julemærkefonden, der hvert år hjælper omkring 1.000 børn i alderen 7-14 år til en bedre tilværelse på de fem Julemærkehjem.⁣ ⁣ Den 16. november 1904 blev verdens første Julemærke præsenteret i Danmark. Motivet forestillede en fotografisk gengivelse af Christian 9.s hustru Dronning Louise omgivet af en ornamental ramme bestående af kroner, våbenskjold og juleroser holdt i violet. Siden da er der hvert år blevet præsenteret et nyt Julemærke, der har til formål at indsamle penge til børn på et af Danmarks fem Julemærkehjem. På hjemmene kan 1.000 børn årligt tage ophold og modtage hjælp til at bekæmpe ensomhed, mobning, social isolation og overvægt.⁣ 📸 Mads Claus Rasmussen, Ritzau Scanpix©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 26, 2020 at 9:10am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>And Christmas can’t be celebrated without the perfect holiday outfit, and Princess Mary delivered in the style department.</p> <p>The Princess opted for a full purple ensemble featuring a loose fitting top with a keyhole neckline as she joined guests at Julemaerkehjemmet Liljeborg in Roskilde.</p> <p>She paired it with a set of wide-legged trousers and kept her hair straight and simple.</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/CG0Z4C4gDyj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0Z4C4gDyj/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Samfundsansvar, bæredygtighed og klima var på programmet, da Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i dag uddelte CSR Prisen til Arla Foods, A.P. Møller-Mærsk og Ørsted på Børsen i København.⁣ ⁣ Det var syvende år i træk, at Kronprinsessen overrakte CSR Prisen 2020 til de virksomheder, der har udgivet Danmarks bedste rapporter om samfundsansvar.⁣ ⁣ Bag prisuddelingen står revisorforeningen FSR – danske revisorer. Med CSR Prisen ønsker de at anerkende store danske virksomheder, som i deres årlige rapporter skaber gennemsigtighed og troværdighed om virksomhedens samfundsansvar, og som på den måde kan være en inspiration for andre.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Carsten Lundager og Martin Høien / Aller Foto &amp; Video©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 26, 2020 at 12:40pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Later on, she attended another event to present the Corporate Responsibility Award, a recognition of companies that have kept social responsibility top of mind in their practices.</p>

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“Your husband must hate you”: Doctor trolled for being too attractive to do her job

<p class="p1">Doctor Medina Culver is intelligent, attractive and is particularly annoyed at receiving hate comments for being a “pretty woman and badass doctor”.</p> <p class="p1">The physician who is based in Las Vegas posts her medical journey on her Instagram regularly in the hopes that it will help promote the profession to women.</p> <p class="p1">But her efforts are not always met with kindness, with people often telling her she’s “too attractive” to possibly be smart.</p> <p class="p1">Culver addressed the hateful words in an Instagram video saying that ever since she began sharing statements about “women empowerment” she’s received messages telling her that she is a “waste of time” and she should be her “husband’s property”.</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/CGJ_BBDhKZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGJ_BBDhKZk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Don’t spend all your time wondering what you are, or who you like, or whether it’s right for you or wrong for you. Just be yourself and be happy 👩🏼‍⚕️🩺</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/drculver/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Medina Culver, DO</a> (@drculver) on Oct 10, 2020 at 1:17am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p class="p1">Some have gone as far as telling her that her husband “must hate her”.</p> <p class="p1">"You don't love your husband, you're arrogant, you're selfish" one of the criticisms read.</p> <p class="p1">In response, Culver simply quipped, "women are here to stay and lead - we are partners, leaders and we are gorgeous and smart."</p> <p class="p1">"Women are damn strong despite all the negative comments."</p> <p class="p1">Culver also regularly shares her day-to-day life on her page, whether that’s lounging by the pool or engaging in hobbies outside of profession.</p> <p class="p1">But even the appearance of her “normal life” has been met with criticism, with people regularly telling her that she’s “too pretty to be a real doctor”.</p> <p class="p1">"Well thank you... pretty ambitious," she responds.</p> <p class="p1">"Pretty hard-working and pretty determined to achieve my dreams."</p> <p class="p1">"Pretty women can be more than pretty faces....we can also be badass doctors."</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/CGVSqEwBZHq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGVSqEwBZHq/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Strong women never give up. We might need a coffee, a cry, or even a day in bed but we always come back stronger 💪🏼</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/drculver/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Medina Culver, DO</a> (@drculver) on Oct 14, 2020 at 10:40am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p class="p1">The post attracted comments from other female professionals in the medical field, with one user revealing "I've been a therapist for 10 years and I get that and you're ‘so young’ all the time."</p> <p class="p1">"I get the ‘you're too young’ or straight up ‘you don't look like a doctor’,” shared another.</p> <p class="p1">Culver's statements were widely applauded by her 26,000 Instagram followers, with users writing, "Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."</p> <p class="p1">"No truer words! ‘Cheer each other on’ Love it," wrote one user.</p> <p class="p1">"Just laugh at that crap, it's hateful and absurd. I guarantee you are fantastically inspiring to most people who follow you or come across your posts," said another.</p>

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Princess Mary’s whirlwind week of style

<p>Crown Princess Mary is known for her work ethic, and this week is no exception.</p> <p>Making five personal appearances, the Danish royal  has gone everywhere, and she managed to pull everything off seamlessly.</p> <p>Earlier in the week, the Danish royal palace’s official Instagram account shared an update about Mary’s meeting with Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley.</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/CGh_tTeAD-m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGh_tTeAD-m/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag fik jeg besøg af Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley og udviklingsminister Rasmus Prehn. Under besøget ønskede jeg WFP tillykke med modtagelsen af Nobels Fredspris 2020, som organisationen har fået for sin indsats for at bekæmpe hungersnød, for at skabe bedre betingelser for fred i konfliktramte områder og for sit arbejde for at forhindre, at sult bliver brugt som våben i konflikter. Under mødet blev jeg chokeret over at høre om de dystre forventninger de kommende år til, hvor mange mennesker, der vil blive ramt af hungersnød, bl.a. på grund af konflikt og menneskeflugt. At høre om WFPs strategiske planer og arbejde, som støttes af Danmark, gjorde dog, at jeg kan forblive optimistisk. Men som med alle store udfordringer kræver denne også, at verden står sammen.⁣ ⁣ 🖌 Today, I had the pleasure of meeting with David Beasley, Executive Director for World Food Programme (WFP) and Rasmus Prehn, Danish Minister for Development Corporation and had the opportunity to congratulate WFP on being awarded this years’ Nobel Peace Prize. WFP was recognised for its efforts to combat hunger, to create better conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas, and for its work to prevent hunger from being used as a weapon in conflicts. During our meeting, I was choked to hear how many millions of people are forecast to face extreme food insecurity in the coming years, primarily due to conflict and migration. Thankfully, learning more about WFP’s strategic plans and work, which is strongly supported by Denmark, helps in remaining optimistic. However, overcoming such a huge and complex challenge, will require the world to stand united.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Martin Sylvest, Ritzau Scanpix©️⁣</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 19, 2020 at 9:05am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>In a rare personal statement, Mary wrote of the event: "During our meeting, I was choked to hear how many millions of people are forecast to face extreme food insecurity in the coming years, primarily due to conflict and migration."</p> <p>She continued: "Thankfully, learning more about WFP's strategic plans and work, which is strongly supported by Denmark, helps in remaining optimistic. However, overcoming such a huge and complex challenge, will require the world to stand united.⁣"</p> <p>Shortly after, Mary was pictured once again out and about as she attended the launch of World Hour 2020 at Copenhagen City Hall.</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/CGm9owTAYTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGm9owTAYTb/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Verdenstimen arbejder for at lære børn og unge om FN’s verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling ved at udbrede kendskabet til verdensmålene på skoler og ungdomsuddannelser.⁣ ⁣ I dag deltog Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i lanceringen af Verdenstimen 2020 på Københavns Rådhus. Her præsenterede københavnske skoleelever løsninger på verdensmålene, og hele salen spillede Verdensmålsfodbold med Global Goals World Cup.⁣ ⁣ Verdenstimen, der er en årlig begivenhed arrangeret af Verdens Bedste Nyheder, er en del af den globale kampagne The World’s Largest Lesson.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Lasse Bak Mejlvang ©</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 21, 2020 at 7:23am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Then came another event, which was held outdoors.</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/CGndusEjfrw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGndusEjfrw/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag for 50 år siden indviede Frederik 9. Den Nye Lillebæltsbro. Her på jubilæumsdagen deltog Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i fejringen af den 1.700 meter lange hængebro, der forbinder Fyn og Jylland. ⁣ ⁣ Arrangementet fandt både sted til lands og til vands, da Kronprinsessen først med skibet Aventura sejlede under Den Nye Lillebæltsbro. Efterfølgende kørte Hendes Kongelige Højhed i veteranbil over broen. ⁣ ⁣ 📸 Claus Fisker og Frank Cilius, Ritzau Scanpix ©️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 21, 2020 at 12:04pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary pulled up to the suspension bridge that connects Funen and Jutland in Denmark to celebrate 50 years since Frederik IX inaugurated the connecting bridge.</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/CGpLroDgxg3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpLroDgxg3/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I dag blev der afholdt møde i WWF Verdensnaturfondens præsidium, som jeg for nylig er tiltrådt som præsident for. Under mødet fik vi indsigt i noget af den nyeste viden om natur, dyreliv og biodiversitet, og hvad der skal til for at mindske den trussel, vi ser i øjeblikket, mod dyrearter og biodiversitet. Vi kan ikke fortsætte med at bruge naturens ressourcer på den måde, vi har gjort hidtil - vi skal finde den rigtige balance. Og det et fælles projekt for alle.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 22, 2020 at 4:04am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Mary then attended a meeting with the WWF, where she discussed nature, wildlife and biodiversity with the workers of the organisation.</p> <p>And last but not least, Mary visited a children’s swimming pool where she spoke to children about bullying.</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/CGqABbVgIQ4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CGqABbVgIQ4/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">I Helsingør Svømmeklub satte Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen med @mary_fonden i dag fokus på bekæmpelse af mobning i børnesvømning 🤽🏻🏊🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ I svømmeklubben bruger man initiativet Antibulli Svømning, der er udviklet af Mary Fonden i samarbejde med Dansk Svømmeunion og TrygFonden.⁣ Antibulli Svømning er et redskab, der gør det nemt for svømmetrænere at styrke fællesskabet og forebygge mobning i børnesvømning og består af konkrete råd og øvelser til træningen. Ved svømmehallens bassin viste børn fra Helsingør Svømmeklub øvelserne ”find tre forandringer” og ”kryds og bolle”. Hendes Kongelige Højhed overværede øvelserne og hilste på børnene.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Steen Brogaard ©⁣</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/detdanskekongehus/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰</a> (@detdanskekongehus) on Oct 22, 2020 at 11:42am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The club has a special initiative in line with Mary's self-titled foundation, The Mary Foundation, which aims to combat bullying among children in swimming clubs.</p> <p>And that concludes Mary’s whirlwind week of style.</p>

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Nicole Kidman’s candid admission about sex scenes in movies

<p>Nicole Kidman has become a Hollywood giant after years of blockbuster hits. </p> <p>However, the 53-year-old has gotten real about the moment she realised she’d need clauses in her contract when it came to sex and nudity in films.</p> <p>While the Hollywood heavyweight has never shied away from roles with sex and/or nudity, she admits she was not always comfortable with baring it all for the screen. </p> <p>In reference to the 1999 film <em>Eyes Wide Shu</em>t, that she starred with her then husband Tom Cruise, Kidman said: “I’ve had situations as an actress where, oh my gosh, it was not what I thought it would be. I was probably at the forefront of this, when I went to work with (director) Stanley Kubrick.</p> <p>“He (Kubrick) was like, ‘I’m going to want full frontal nudity,’ and I was like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know,’” Kidman said.</p> <p>“So we came up with a great agreement, which was contractual. He would show me the scenes with the nudity before they made it into the film. Then I could feel completely safe.</p> <p>“I didn’t say no to any of it. I’d wanted to make sure that it wasn’t going to be me standing there nude and everyone laughing at me.</p> <p>“I was protected, so I got to explore a complicated marriage and the way in which Tom’s character is having those jealous images.</p> <p>“I would never think of not wanting the storytelling to be told properly. Having them say, ‘Once you’re OK with it, great, that’s it’ – what a fantastic place to be in as a woman.”</p> <p>Kidman is set to appear in the HBO series <em>The Undoing,</em> where she will star as character Grace Fraser - a woman who is comfortable with her sexuality. </p> <p>The star argues that sex is still taboo. </p> <p>“Sexuality is over here in a box, and we don’t deal with it. I’m happy to deal with it, but there needs to be a place where you can go. I’m not going to be exploited,” she said.</p> <p>“Then I’ll go down the road with you. I love the relationship between a director and an actor.</p> <p>“When it’s pure, it’s exquisite. And the other actors, when you’re all there doing the work, it’s exquisite.”</p> <p><em>The Undoing</em> is based on the 2014 book You Should Have Known, written by Jean Hanff Korelitz. </p> <p>The story follows successful therapist Grace whose life is thrown into chaos when her husband Mike Fraser (Grant) disappears after a woman is violently murdered.</p>

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“Acting caused it”: Julie Walters quits after cancer diagnosis

<p>Julie Walters appears to be done with acting after her cancer diagnosis caused her to re-evaluate her entire career.</p> <p>The 70-year-old actress known for her role in the Harry Potter movies recently opened up saying she believes the stress from the industry “caused” her cancer.</p> <p>"Part of me was going, 'Oh my God! I've got cancer! Oh my God!' And I'm dealing with the shock of that, and it's all systems go to have it treated," she told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/julie-walters-i-dont-want-to-work-again-unless-theres-a-mamma-mia-3-fdn0dxsn3" target="_blank">The Times.</a></p> <p>"But there was also an element of going, 'I don't have to do any more work. I can actually get off this treadmill.' Because I had been working really hard and it seemed like a big excuse not to do anything. Cancer trumps everything. So there was a huge relief in it, which is strange. But I needed something to stop me."</p> <p>In 2018, Walters was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer which forced her to get chemotherapy and undergo surgery.</p> <p>Due to this, she had to be cut from certain scenes in her new film The Secret Garden, and also ended up missing the premiere for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.</p> <p>She has now been told she’s cancer-free.</p> <p>"Acting caused it," Walters said. "Because of the way that I approach it. I have to be totally in it. Everything has to be just so. It's very stressful. You're immediately above the parapet. You're being judged. It's a stressful job and I don't sleep when I'm working. It's not good for me."</p> <p>While Walters appears to be ready to call her time on acting, she'd never turn down the opportunity to return for Mamma Mia 3.</p> <p>"After I had the operation and I was thinking about the future, I thought, 'I don't want to work again,'" Walters said. "Unless it's another Mamma Mia!"</p>

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Royal fashion icons! Kate and Meghan rated most stylish

<p>Duchess Kate and her sister-in-law Meghan Markle have been labelled the most stylish royals of 2020.</p> <p>Royal umbrella maker Fulton Umbrella analysed Google searches related to royal fashion and found that the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, was the most searched-for royal, with Duchess Meghan coming in second place.</p> <p>The data looked at search trends and the most popular search terms relating to the senior women of the royal family, from 2017 to 2020.</p> <p>Despite not carrying out a majority of royal engagements this year, Kate came out on top with 77,000 searches this year to date. </p> <p>The royal continued to maintain her effortless elegance and style with glamorous hair-do’s and colourful, sophisticated dresses for video calls.</p> <p>The Duchess of Sussex, 39, has continued to wow the world with her easy, beautiful looks despite stepping down as a senior royal alongside her husband Prince Harry, in March.</p> <p>The royal appeared in many Zoom conference calls with Prince Harry throughout the year, opting for smart casual outfits that showcased her elegance over breathtaking gowns.</p> <p>However, Fulton Umbrellas did register a dip in searches relating to the Duchess of Sussex this year. </p> <p>This year's dip could be explained by the fact that the Meghan and Harry have now stepped back from their royal duties and have wisely chosen to isolate within their LA home.</p> <p>Princess Beatrice secured third place with her more polished ensembles and breathtaking vintage wedding dress borrowed from the Queen.  </p> <p><strong>Most searched keywords of 2020</strong></p> <ul> <li>Kate Middleton dresses: 33,800</li> <li>Meghan Markle style: 12,400</li> <li>Kate Middleton fashion: 12,100</li> <li>Meghan Markle dress: 11,700</li> <li>Meghan Markle fashion: 10,860</li> <li>Kate Middleton style: 10,600</li> <li>Princess Beatrice hat: 4,010</li> <li>Princess Beatrice dresses: 3,870</li> <li>Kate Middleton shoes: 3,680</li> <li>Kate Middleton hat: 3,320</li> <li>Most searched per month 2017-2020 </li> <li>Meghan Markle dress - 4,400</li> <li>Kate Middleton dresses - 3,600</li> <li>Meghan Markle style - 1,300</li> <li>Meghan Markle fashion - 1,300</li> <li>Kate Middleton fashion - 1,000</li> <li>Kate Middleton style - 1,000</li> <li>Meghan Markle coat - 480</li> <li>Princess Beatrice hat  - 390</li> <li>Kate Middleton shoes  - 390</li> <li>Kate Middleton hat - 390</li> </ul>

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Princess Eugenie shows never-before-seen wedding photos

<p>Princess Eugenie has released a range of unseen photographs to celebrate her two-year-wedding anniversary with Jack Brooksbank on October 12.</p> <p>To ring in the beautiful day, even the designer of her second wedding dress, Zac Posen, has shown a never-before-seen photograph.</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/reel/CGPbX2rnyHv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="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/reel/CGPbX2rnyHv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a> on Oct 12, 2020 at 4:01am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>This candid shot shows the bride in her beautiful blush, Grace Kelly-inspired gown as she poses next to her hubby.</p> <p>It appears to have been snapped by the designer while the couple posed for photos before their private evening reception.</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/BvZgXEFhyYk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="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/BvZgXEFhyYk/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Zac Posen (@zacposen)</a> on Mar 24, 2019 at 9:55am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Happiest 2nd Anniversary dear Princess Eugenie &amp; Jack! It was so special creating this gown for this wonderful moment in your life, being with you and the family on the magnificent magical day, I will remember forever," Posen captioned the main post.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7838259/daily-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/e7996342fb134be7ae09be1f08d9002c" /></p> <p>"Wishing you both continued love and happiness always with your new baby angel on the way."</p> <p>Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, announced last month that they will welcome their first child in 2021.</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/CFjXPhpFPpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="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/CFjXPhpFPpJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Princess Eugenie (@princesseugenie)</a> on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:18am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"Jack and I are so excited for early 2021," the mum-to-be said on Instagram.</p> <p>This will be the first grandchild for Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and will be the Queen and Prince Philip's ninth great-grandchild.</p>

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COVID-19 has offered us an unexpected opportunity to help more people quit smoking

<p>Smokers are worried. A respiratory disease is running rampant across the globe and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits appear to be especially vulnerable.</p> <p>We know smokers hospitalised with COVID-19 are more likely to become <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/smoking-and-covid-19">severely unwell and die</a> than non-smokers with the disease.</p> <p>At any point in time, most smokers <a href="https://www.quit.org.au/news/8-10-victorian-smokers-want-quit-survey/">want to quit</a>. But COVID-19 provides the impetus to do it sooner rather than later.</p> <p>In our <a href="https://journals.lww.com/journaladdictionmedicine/Abstract/9000/Preferences_for_Tobacco_Cessation_Information_and.99161.aspx">new study</a>, we surveyed 1,204 adult smokers across Australia and the United Kingdom. We found the proportion intending to quit within the next two weeks almost tripled from around 10% of smokers before COVID-19 to 29% in April.</p> <p>Many more were thinking about quitting some time soon, and most wanted help to do so.</p> <p>Our research shows many people who smoke understand they can reduce their COVID-19 related risk by addressing their smoking. Given this, and the broader health gains associated with stopping smoking, we must ensure people who want to quit in the face of COVID-19 are supported.</p> <p><strong>Information and support</strong></p> <p>When asked whether they’d like to receive information about the risks of COVID-19 for smokers, almost half (45%) of our respondents said they would. This was especially the case among those wanting to quit very soon.</p> <p>As for where they wanted to get this information, participants most commonly chose government representatives (59%) and doctors (47%) as their preferred sources.</p> <p>Television news was the most favoured information delivery channel (61%), followed by online news (36%), social media (31%) and email (31%).</p> <p>As well as being receptive to information, our participants were keen for support to help them quit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2020-smoking-cessation/index.html">Evidence-based</a> forms of smoking cessation assistance include nicotine replacement therapy (for example, gum, patches and inhalers) and counselling.</p> <p>Almost two-thirds (61%) of our respondents expressed an interest in receiving nicotine replacement therapy to help them quit, which rose to more than three-quarters (77%) if it could be home-delivered and provided free of charge.</p> <p>Half (51%) wanted access to personal advice and support, such as that provided by <a href="https://www.health.gov.au/contacts/quitline">Quitline</a>. A similar number (49%) were receptive to being part of a text support program for smokers.</p> <p>These results show us smokers are interested in forms of quitting assistance that can be delivered remotely. Making sure smokers know these sorts of things are available in lockdown could increase uptake, and in turn reduce smoking rates.</p> <p>It’s also important to note the <a href="https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-1212">social isolation</a> associated with the pandemic may make people more vulnerable to the addictive effects of nicotine. So they may need extra support during this time.</p> <p><strong>Two big risks to our health</strong></p> <p>Strong groundwork in the form of anti-smoking campaigns, tobacco taxes, and smoke-free environment legislation has reduced smoking levels in Australia to a record low of <a href="https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/illicit-use-of-drugs/national-drug-strategy-household-survey-2019/contents/summary">11%</a>. But even at this rate, smoking remains Australia’s <a href="https://www.aihw.gov.au/getmedia/953dcb20-b369-4c6b-b20f-526bdead14cb/aihw-bod-20.pdf.aspx?inline=true">number-one avoidable killer</a>.</p> <p>Smoking eventually kills up to <a href="https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-015-0281-z">two-thirds of regular users</a>, and the number of people dying from smoking-related diseases still dwarfs COVID-19 deaths.</p> <p>Roughly <a href="https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco">eight million people</a> around the world die each year from tobacco-related diseases (such as cancer, stroke and heart disease), compared to the almost <a href="https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/">one million</a> deaths attributed to COVID-19 so far.</p> <p>Of course, the infectious nature of COVID-19 brings its own set of challenges. But combined, we have a potent reason to prioritise encouraging and helping smokers to quit as soon as possible.</p> <p>There has been <a href="https://theconversation.com/does-nicotine-protect-us-against-coronavirus-137488">speculation</a> about whether smoking increases the risk of contracting COVID-19, or whether nicotine might actually protect against the disease. The evidence remains unclear.</p> <p>Regardless of whether smoking affects the risk of contracting COVID-19 in the first place, we know it increases the risk of dying from it. Providing intensive quit support during the pandemic could facilitate a substantial boost to cessation rates and bring us closer to the day when smoking becomes history.</p> <p><strong>Capitalising on this opportunity</strong></p> <p>Smokers’ increased risk from COVID-19 and the importance of encouraging smokers to quit to reduce their risk of a range of non-communicable diseases means <a href="https://infogram.com/ama-covid-19-factsheet-tobacco-1hd12y0rovwm6km?live">health agencies</a> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/smokers-at-greater-risk-of-severe-respiratory-disease-from-covid-19">around the world</a> are sending messages about the importance of quitting now.</p> <p>Our results suggest these statements should ideally be accompanied by explicit offers of help to quit in the form of nicotine replacement therapy and counselling. Investment in these is <a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26031929/">cost-effective</a>, and now is an ideal time to make them as widely available and affordable as possible.</p> <p>Many smokers would also likely benefit from the use of mass media to provide more information about their greater risk if infected with COVID-19.</p> <p>This heightened interest in quitting in the face of COVID-19 — reflected not only in our research, <a href="https://news.sky.com/story/number-of-people-quitting-smoking-at-ten-year-high-thanks-to-change-in-attitudes-during-covid-19-pandemic-12077840">but elsewhere</a> — represents a unique opportunity for governments and health agencies to help smokers quit, and stay off smoking for good.</p> <p><em>Written by Simone Pettigrew, George Institute for Global Health. Republished with permission of <a href="https://theconversation.com/search/result?sg=5c52bba7-3930-40c3-ac55-adfb03be59ed&amp;sp=1&amp;sr=1&amp;url=%2Fcovid-19-has-offered-us-an-unexpected-opportunity-to-help-more-people-quit-smoking-146747">The Conversation.</a></em></p>

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Dolly Parton sets the record straight on tattoo rumours

<p>Dolly Parton has set the record straight on the long winding rumour about her body being covered in tattoos.</p> <p>It’s said the country music star wears long sleeves to cover up the ink running up and down her arms.</p> <p>But that doesn’t seem to be the case.</p> <p>Speaking to People magazine, the 74-year-old said, "I do have some tattoos, that's true. But they're tasteful. I'm not a tattoo girl.”</p> <p>She goes on to explain that she was unwell for a period of time and required a feeding tube which left a scar on her side. </p> <p>She didn’t want to be constantly reminded of her health issues, so she decided to get tattoos over it.</p> <p>"My tattoos are pretty, they're artful and they usually started out to cover some scar, not to make a big statement," she revealed. "Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have. I was very sick for a while and I had to wear a feeding tube. It left a little indention in my side and I didn't like it because I'm so fair that scars turn purple on me.</p> <p>"I had a little beehive tattooed over it — a little yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on top of the hive. The mouth of it is that little sinkhole."</p> <p>But Parton joked that she never says never, and there's still time to live up to the tattoo hype.</p> <p>"Who knows, I may get some more later. I may just have to get covered with tattoos just so everybody could be right!" she said. </p>

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Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s daughter shares rare selfie

<p>Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s daughter Isabella ‘Bella’ Cruise has posted a rare photo of herself with a new haircut.</p> <p>The 27-year-old, who is known to keep a low profile, shared a selfie of her short black hair with pops of green through it.</p> <p>She completed the look with peace sign earrings, a nose piercing and oversized sunglasses.</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/CFVRw6kA-iS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="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/CFVRw6kA-iS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Bella Kidman Cruise (@bellakidmancruise)</a> on Sep 19, 2020 at 2:01pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Bella didn’t caption the photo, but chose to tag two jewellery labels instead.</p> <p>Her friends and followers responded to the photograph by commenting on how much the new hairdo suits her.</p> <p>"Love it, also, your skin looks soooo freaking good," another added.</p> <p>"You're so beautiful and talented," a third commented.</p> <p>In 1992, Cruise, 58, and Kidman, 53, adopted Bella during their 10-year marriage.</p> <p>In 1995, the couple also adopted a son, Conor Cruise, now 25.</p> <p>They then called it quits in 2001 and it is believed Bella and Connor are estranged from Kidman.</p> <p>In an interview with Who magazine, Kidman seemed to have confirmed that fact.</p> <p>"They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it's my job to love them," she said. "And I am an example of that tolerance and that's what I believe — that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I'm open here."</p> <p>Nicole went on to marry Keith Urban, whom she shares two children with.</p> <p>The same year, Cruise married Katie Holmes, who he shares 14-year-old Suri Cruise with. </p>

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The story behind Princess Diana’s iconic wedding dress

<p>Princess Diana’s wedding dress is considered till this day to be iconic. </p> <p>But the lavish gown that was embroidered with 10,000 pearls and featured frilled lace couldn’t have had the same impact without its covert understudy, created without Diana’s knowledge.</p> <p>David Emanuel and his then-wife Elizabeth were given the honour to design the late Princess’s dress and tried their hardest to make sure it remained a secret.</p> <p>But it proved to be extremely difficult with the media watching her every move.</p> <p>So the Emanuels took extreme measures: Making a second dress for “peace of mind.”</p> <p>"At the time we wanted to make absolutely sure that the dress was a surprise," David told People in 2018. "We didn't try it on Diana. We never even discussed it. We wanted to make sure that we had something there; it was for our own peace of mind, really."</p> <p>The second dress was never completed, and much less lavish than the one Diana actually wore.</p> <p>When the wedding day did finally come along, Diana's dress design had managed to remain a mystery, but the Emanuels were nervous all the same. "She was incredibly together and wasn’t panicking," Elizabeth Emanuel told <a rel="noopener" href="https://people.com/royals/princess-dianas-wedding-dress-waistline/" target="_blank">People</a>. "But I was really worried about all things that could possibly go wrong. We’d taken smelling salts, glucose tablets — what if she feels faint? What if she passes out? Spills something down her skirt? I had this kind of horror that maybe the train would drop off. We sewed her into things, we pinned her into things."</p> <p>Luckily, all went well.</p>

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