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How often should you wash your hair?

<p>If you shampoo daily, you might be doing more harm than good for your locks. Our experts give you the skinny on how often you should wash your hair. </p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <p class="">You wake up, jump in the shower, and lather up your hair. That’s your morning routine and has been for as long as you can remember. But it turns out you may be doing more harm than good by shampooing your precious locks daily. (Yes, even if you’re using one of the<span> </span>best shampoos.) So how often should you wash your hair?</p> <p class=""><em>This article first appeared in <a href="https://www.rd.com/article/how-often-should-you-wash-your-hair/">Reader’s Digest.</a> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href="http://readersdigest.innovations.com.au/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRA87V">here’s our best subscription offer.</a></em></p> <p class="">It seems like a simple question, but there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Many of us are overdoing it, causing hair loss or breakage. Others are underdoing it, leading to flakes and oil buildup, says Amy McMichael, MD, professor and chair of dermatology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “Generally, the hair and scalp should be washed at least weekly to every other week,” she says. But as with all rules, there are some exceptions.</p> <p>Read on to find out just how often you should be hitting the (shampoo) bottle, based on your hair type. Then stock up on supplies, whether that’s the<span> </span>best shampoo for oily hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for curly hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for thinning hair, the<span> </span>best shampoo for color-treated hair, or<span> </span>purple shampoo for blondes. Throw in<span> </span>hair masks<span> </span>and the<span> </span>best conditioners<span> </span>for good measure, and you’ll have clean, healthy-looking hair in no time.</p> <h2>What is shampoo exactly?</h2> <p>Shampoos typically contain several ingredients to help remove oil, dirt, dead skin cells, and other impurities, explains Janiene Luke, MD, an associate professor of dermatology at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California, and a member of the Skin of Color Society’s board of directors.</p> <div id="article_nativo1" data-nativo-placement-id="1095008"></div> <p>“Common cleansing agents, such as surfactants, bind these impurities and create a structure that can be easily rinsed away with water,” she explains. Common surfactants in shampoo include sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate.</p> <p>What else is in the bottle? Water, for one. Without adequate water, the shampoo wouldn’t be able to pour out of the bottle. Foaming or lathering agents like cocamide or cocamidopropyl betaine give your shampoo that satisfying sudsy factor. Shampoo also contains silicones like simethicone, which smooth and shine your hair. Other ingredients, like panthenol, fatty alcohols, and nut oils, are added to lock in moisture and hydration. Polyquaternium may be added as a thickening agent. And finally, there are the preservatives. These are added to make sure your shampoo has a decent shelf life.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair?</h2> <p>Ready to suds up? Your lifestyle will help determine how often you should wash your hair. “Those who exercise or perspire profusely for any reason may wash their hair more frequently,” says Dr. McMichael.</p> <div id="ad61441abd7592e" class="ad " data-ad-slot-name="/article/content_1" data-ad-responsive-sizes="{&quot;mobile&quot;:[[300,250],[3,3]]}" data-ad-targeting="{&quot;tf&quot;:&quot;btf&quot;,&quot;pos&quot;:&quot;content_1&quot;,&quot;location&quot;:&quot;top&quot;}"></div> <p class="">Your hair’s oil level will also play a role. If you have extremely oily hair, washing daily can keep your strands from looking greasy, says Dr. McMichael. On the flip side, “for those who have particularly dry hair shafts, washing infrequently may be helpful,” she says. (Your hair shaft is the part of your hair that can be seen above your scalp.)</p> <h2>How does hair texture play a role?</h2> <p class="">The texture of your hair makes a difference in how oily your hair gets each day. The oilier your hair, the more often you need to wash it.</p> <p>So the first step is determining what type of hair you have. This is based on the amount of curl in your hair. It may be straight (no curl), wavy, curly or even super curly, or coily. The curl factor comes down to the shape of your hair follicles. If they are oval or asymmetrical, your hair will be curlier.</p> <p class="">Still not sure what your hair type is? Ask your stylist next time you get a trim.</p> <h3 class="">Naturally curly or textured hair</h3> <p>This type of hair tends to be drier because the sebum, or oil, does not travel as far down the hair shaft of a curly hair compared to a straight hair. So how often should you wash your hair if it’s curly or textured? At least weekly or every two weeks, Dr. McMichael says. The idea that everyone should suds up daily is just a<span> </span>hair myth.</p> <h3 class="">Straight and fine hair</h3> <p>You may need to wash multiple times a week for the most effective hair styling, Dr. McMichael says. That’s because straight and fine hair tends to get oily faster than other hair textures. Wash infrequently—one of the biggest<span> </span>fine hair mistakes—and your locks might look greasy.</p> <h2>How often should you wash your hair with braids, locks, or weaves?</h2> <p>To prolong your style, you might avoid washing your hair for up to four to eight weeks. “This is too long to wait between washes, and a way to wash the scalp should be instituted even if it means the hairstyle is a bit mussed,” Dr. McMichael says.</p> <p>She offers this tip for regular hair-washing: “Wash the scalp primarily and allow the shampoo to just run through the hair shafts to minimize further drying of the hair shafts.”</p> <h2>How often should you wash long hair?</h2> <p>Like those with curly hair, people with really<span> </span>long hair<span> </span>may experience dry ends since the sebum may not travel the entire length of the hair shaft, says Dr. Luke. “Shampooing is related to cleansing the scalp, so the length of the hair does not affect how often it should be washed,” she says. Instead, go by whether your hair is oily or dry.</p> <h2>How often should you wash with a scalp disorder?</h2> <p>If you have a condition like<span> </span>scalp psoriasis<span> </span>or seborrheic dermatitis (aka<span> </span>dandruff), you may need to wash your scalp with medicated shampoo several times per week, Dr. McMichael says. “I typically recommend concentrating shampoos on the scalp itself—especially [for] those who use medicated shampoos, because some can be drying or strip the hair—and then follow up by using a good conditioner for the rest of the hair.”</p> <h2>How do you know which shampoo to use?</h2> <p>Your choice in shampoo matters because it’s part of your larger hair-care practice. A shampoo that doesn’t weigh down your fine, thin hair may extend the time between washings. Medicated shampoos may require a certain number of uses per week.</p> <p>You’re probably wondering, “How do I know which shampoo to use?” Here’s a<span> </span>hair stylist tip: Use a shampoo that has high-quality surfactants. This will make a big difference in the look and feel of your locks. “The less abrasive your surfactants are, the more moisture will stay in your hair,” says Michael Dueñas, an Aloxxi celebrity hairstylist based in Los Angeles.</p> <div id="article_nativo3" data-nativo-placement-id="1118521"></div> <h3 class="">Gentler ingredients</h3> <p>Abrasive surfactants like sodium lauryl sulfate strip your hair of moisture, Dueñas explains. And that can lead to breakage, especially if you’re washing your damaged hair too often.</p> <p>“Using a moisture shampoo is always a bonus,” he says. “If the surfactant is a variation of sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate or a coconut derivative, you are in good hands.” Sodium lauryl ether sulfate is gentler than sodium laureth sulfate, he says.</p> <p>Another great product to consider is a deep conditioner, which can offset some of the damage and keep hair looking healthy, Dr. Luke says.</p> <h3 class="">Balanced pH</h3> <p>To be effective, your shampoo also has to have the perfect pH level, which means it needs an acidic ingredient like sodium citrate or citric acid. A quick chemistry refresher: The pH scale ranges from zero to 14, with 7 being “neutral.” The lower numbers are more acidic, and the higher numbers are alkaline.</p> <p>Why should you care about your shampoo’s pH? It can affect your hair health. If your shampoo has an alkaline pH, for instance, it can<span> </span>cause cuticle damage and hair breakage, according to research in a 2014 issue of the<span> </span><em>International Journal of Trichology</em>. Pro tip: If your hair is prone to frizzing, choose a low-pH shampoo (it’ll say “pH balanced” on the label).</p> <h2>Can you use dry shampoo instead of washing?</h2> <p>No.<span> </span>Dry shampoo<span> </span>may be trendy, but it doesn’t work the same way as liquid shampoo, Dr. Luke says. “It has ingredients that help absorb excess oil on the scalp,” she says. “They do not cleanse the scalp or remove the dirt or oil.</p> <p>It’s a good call in a pinch if you are between washes, but it’s not a substitute for shampoo, she warns.</p> <p>McMichael agrees. “Dry shampoos are best used to prolong washing by a few days at most or quickly allow better appearance of hair shafts when they are oily,” she says.</p> <h2>Is it unhealthy to wash your hair every day?</h2> <p>It can be. “If you are washing your hair multiple times a week, that in and of itself may not cause damage,” says Dr. Luke. But if you always use high-heat styling tools after you wash, and you wash it daily, it may cause cumulative damage to the hair, including dry hair and breakage.</p> <p>If you are experiencing hair loss and shedding, more-frequent manipulation from over-shampooing or styling may lead to more noticeable shedding, she says.</p> <p>So, how often should you wash your hair? It’s a fine balance. If you don’t wash your hair enough, you can also run into problems. “You may experience buildup or flaking,” says Dr. Luke.</p> <p>Getting it right may involve some trial and error, adds Dueñas. “If your hair seems to get greasier quicker with more washing, then you need to do less,” he says. “If your hair is naturally greasy, then you may need to wash slightly more.”</p>

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TIME names Prince Harry and Meghan two of the 100 most influential people of 2021

<p dir="ltr">Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have been named two of the world’s 100 most influential people by<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://time.com/collection/100-most-influential-people-2021/6096108/prince-harry-meghan/" target="_blank">TIME Magazine</a><span> </span>as part of its annual TIME100 list. The couple were profiled by José Andrés, a chef and the founder of World Central Kitchen, for the issue. Andrés has worked closely with the couple’s charity,<span> </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://archewell.com/" target="_blank">Archewell</a>.</p> <p dir="ltr">Andrés describes Harry and Meghan as “giving voice to the voiceless” through their work with the Foundation. He also describes the couple as being “blessed by birth and talent” while also being “burned by fame”. He adds, “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”</p> <p dir="ltr"><img style="width: 371.6452742123687px; height: 500px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844126/https___prodstatic9net.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0a186fd1984b42dcb57ed029be1cc2ed" /></p> <p dir="ltr">Andrés goes on to describe some of the work the couple have engaged in, including “offering mental-health support to Black women and girls in the U.S., and feeding those affected by natural disasters in India and the Caribbean.” The Archewell Foundation describes its mission as one that “puts compassion into action, uplifting and uniting communities locally and globally, online and offline”.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Foundation includes a foundation that has worked with groups like The Aspen Institute, the Center for Humane Technology, Global Citizen, and Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, and production arm. Archewell Productions has a creative partnership with Netflix and is currently working on two projects:<span> </span><em>Heart of Invictus,<span> </span></em>a docuseries that will follow competitors on their journeys to the now-delayed 2020 Invictus Games, set to be held in 2022, and<span> </span><em>Pearl,<span> </span></em>an “animated series that centers on the heroic adventures of a 12-year-old girl who is inspired by influential women from history”.</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/CT2Ekj3NmtX/?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/CT2Ekj3NmtX/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Archewell by Harry and Meghan (@archewell_hm)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The release of the couple’s TIME Magazine cover coincides with Prince Harry’s 37th birthday, and comes just two weeks after the 24th anniversary of his mother, Princess Diana’s, tragic death.</p> <p dir="ltr">Other influential people included in TIME’s 2021 list include Apple CEO Tim Cook, US President Joe Biden, former US President Donald Trump, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, tennis sensation Naomi Osaka, singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.</p> <p dir="ltr">Harry and Meghan have both been named some of the most influential people on the internet before, but this is their first time on the overall list. Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton, and Queen Elizabeth have also been named some of the world's most influential people in the past, as well as Pippa Middleton and several members of other royal families around the world such as Queen Rania of Jordan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of Bhutan, and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.</p> <p dir="ltr"><em>Image: Pari Dukovic/Time Magazine</em></p>

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There she is! Kate Middleton’s return to the public eye

<p><em>Image: Getty </em></p> <p>Kate Middleton has stepped out for her first official engagement in well over two months.</p> <p>The Duchess of Cambridge visited an airbase where she met with members of the RAF and volunteers who helped thousands of people flee Afghanistan last month.</p> <p>This is the first time she has been spotted in public or online since the 11th<br />of July, when she went to Wimbledon and attended the Euro 2020 soccer final with husband Prince William and son Prince George.</p> <p>Kate’s 66-day absence from the public eye led to fans of the Royal Family to believe she may be expecting another baby. However, it is now known that the 39-year-old was simply enjoying an extended summer holiday with her family, including a trip to France for her younger brother’s wedding.</p> <p>The duchess arrived at RAF Brize Norton airbase in Oxfordshire, about 120km north of London, by helicopter on Wednesday.</p> <p>She was then taken from the tarmac to a hangar where she chatted with volunteers and service personnel, thanking them for their efforts.</p> <p>During the engagement, she even toured one of the giant C17 Globemaster transporter planes that helped to evacuate thousands of people from Kabul during the Taliban takeover.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7844101/new-project-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f5e8e12c4ccc406199c17393037eafcf" /></p> <p><em>Image: Getty</em></p> <p>While we’re all used to seeing Kate in the spotlight, this recent break was not the first time she had disappeared for a lengthy period, her longest gap between public appearances being 41 days when she and William went on to holiday in Wales last year.</p>

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Stars make bold choices at the 2021 Met Gala

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">After spending 2020 on hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Met Gala is back for the 2021 event. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Stars from all over the world gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to celebrate the biggest moments in fashion. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">This year, the theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, which gave guests an opportunity to pay homage to the rich history of American designers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The first celebrity on the carpet was international teenage superstar and Met Gala 2021 co-chair Billie Eilish, who stunned in an Oscar de la Renta gown that was inspired by fashion icon Marilyn Monroe. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Billie took to her Instagram account to tell her fans that she agreed to wear the gown on the condition that the world-renowned designer would no longer use real fur. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other stars also used the high profile event to make political statements in their outfits. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The two New York congresswomen in attendance, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn B Maloney, made bold statements in their gowns, with AOC’s dress reading “Tax The Rich” on the back. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Carolyn B Maloney’s gown was an homage to the suffragette movement, with her dress resembling the “Votes for Women” sashes worn by women in the 1910s.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other celebs used the opportunity to stun in extravagant pieces that stood out amongst all the attendees. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">International supermodel Iman wore an elaborate gold embellished outfit that was adorned with feathers and a show-stopping headdress that was designed by her date, revolutionary designer Harris Reed. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Debbie Harry stuck to the theme with a ballgown shrouded in the American flag and partnered with a bedazzled denim jacket. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The star-studded event showcased some of the most inventive and daring outfits to honour the American fashion industry. </span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">All image credits: Getty Images</span></em></p>

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Mystery shrouds royal family after Kate Middleton not seen for weeks

<p><span>A mystery is beginning to seriously worry royal fans.</span><br /><br /><span>The Duchess of Cambridge has not been seen in person or on social media for 60 days, sparking questions on her whereabouts.</span><br /><br /><span>The last time the royal was seen in public was on July 11.</span><br /><br /><span>She joined her husband Prince William and son Prince George at Wembley Stadium for the Euro 2020 football final.</span><br /><br /><span>She had been at Wimbledon for the men’s singles tennis final, earlier that day.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843842/kate.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8823951f87d5453ca8f1b3991a26ff34" /><br /><br /><span>Royal watchers have not seen Duchess Kate on social media either.</span><br /><br /><span>The most recent image of Kate was on the Duke and Duchess’ official Instagram account, and it was posted on August 6.</span><br /><br /><span>However, the photograph showing the royal with a Holocaust survivor, is believed to have been taken in January last year.</span><br /><br /><span>Thankfully, it is not the first time Kate has disappeared from the public eye.</span><br /><br /><span>In 2020, the royal spent some time away from social media and chose to surround herself with friends and family.</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-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CSOgKeCNjIU/?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/CSOgKeCNjIU/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@dukeandduchessofcambridge)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><br /><span>The longest time the Duchess has not been seen is 41 days.</span><br /><br /><span>The mystery follows almost a fortnight after reports claimed Prince William and Kate Middleton were “seriously considering” moving out of Kensington Palace.</span><br /><br /><span>The couple are believed to be thinking about relocating to Windsor to be closer to the Queen.</span></p>

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5 amazing health and beauty benefits of olive oil

<p><strong>1. Preventing stroke </strong></p> <p>One of the ways to reduce your risk of stroke is to add more olive oil to your diet. “There are many studies to support that regular consumption of extra-virgin olive oil can lower risk of stroke,” Dr Shipley says. Research from France found that study participants who used olive oil regularly had a 41 per cent reduced risk of stroke compare to those who never used it.</p> <p><strong>2. Heart Health</strong></p> <p>Among the other cardiovascular benefits of olive oil are the effect of their monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which can help keep your ticker working well, according to the Heart Foundation. “Another recent study was able to demonstrate that olive oil consumption, specifically the extra-virgin variety, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease and mortality in individuals at high cardiovascular risk,” Dr Shipley says. However, you only receive EVOO’s benefits when you replace unhealthy oils or butter with it – not when you add it to what you’re already eating.</p> <p><strong>3. Smooth hair </strong></p> <p>The benefits of olive oil also extend to beauty hacks. As a natural conditioner, olive oil is nature’s cure for dry hair. Try massaging it directly into parched tips. “Another way you can take advantage of the hydrating nature of olive oil is by adding a few tablespoons of it to your shampoo,” says Larissa Iracheta, director of quality at Deoleo, the parent company of Bertolli and Carapelli olive oils. “This technique will help soften and strengthen your hair.” Olive oil works particularly well for thick, processed, or split hair</p> <p><strong>4. Better Cholesterol </strong></p> <p>One of the reasons EVOO is so good for cardiovascular health is because it reduces the cholesterol that clogs arteries. “In a study from the medical journal <em>Circulation</em>, researchers found that participants who consumed a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil had better working levels of HDL cholesterol, or ‘the good cholesterol,’ which aids in removing LDL, the ‘bad cholesterol,’ from one’s blood stream,” Dr Shipley says.</p> <p><strong>5. Improving Acne </strong></p> <p>One of the daily habits of people who never get acne is following a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil. Actress Chloe Grace Moretz credits olive oil with getting rid of her acne. “I wash my face with olive oil,” she told <em>Allure</em>.  “I swear my skin is so much clearer because of it.” In the same way olive oil can remove oil-based makeup (more on that later), it can help remove the oil from your skin. Plus, some studies have shown olive oil has antibacterial properties, which can help clear up skin infections that can lead to breakouts.<em> </em></p> <p><em>Written by Tina Donvito. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/beauty/21-amazing-health-and-beauty-benefits-of-olive-oil"><em>Reader’s Digest</em>.</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"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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4 genius morning hacks when you have no time to shower

<p> We all have those mornings: the alarm blares, you hit snooze, roll over and fall back asleep ... ten times in a row. If there are zero minutes to jump in the shower before heading out, use these household items strategically to make it look – and smell – like you did.</p> <p><strong>1. Baby wipes </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>If yesterday’s sweat is still clinging to your skin, whip out the baby wipes stat. Rub down the stinky areas, and then spritz a bit of antibacterial body odour spray on top. If this not-showering thing is a habit for you, consider investing in wipes designed just for this purpose. Look for ones that are super soft, plant-based, biodegradable, compostable and smell amazing. Bad smells, be gone!</p> <p><strong>2. Baby powder </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>Depending on the thickness and texture of your strands, second-day hair can look either fashionably unkempt or just plain oily. If the latter’s the case, rub a bit of baby powder onto your scalp to soak up the grease. Again, if hectic mornings are business as usual for you, invest in a dry shampoo that will whisk away dirt and oil without leaving a powdery residue. If hair stink is your main complaint, give strands a light spritz with fragrance made for hair.</p> <p><strong>3. Apple cider vinegar </strong></p> <p><strong> </strong>For greasy morning skin, first wash your face with a mild cleanser. After drying, pat on an apple cider vinegar toner (one-part apple cider vinegar two parts water) to purify and refresh. Bonus: ACV’s bacteria-fighting, pH-balancing properties will rid your body of unwanted odour, so feel free to rub it on any lingering smelly spots.</p> <p><strong>4. Witch hazel</strong></p> <p>Another amazing skin tonic? Witch hazel. Pour a small amount on a cotton pad and gently wipe your cheeks, forehead, chin and nose to remove excess oil and sweat. Consider keeping a bottle at your desk at work to maintain an oil-free T-zone all day long.</p> <p><em>Written by Ashley Paige. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/culture/no-time-to-shower-then-you-need-these-8-genius-morning-hacks"><em>Reader’s Digest</em>.</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"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Handsome young royal set to mark historic milestone

<p>Arthur Chatto, 21, is about to become the first ever Royal to join the Marines – and of course he shared his exciting news with the Queen first, gaining her approval and making her proud.</p> <p>The young royal is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto and Daniel Chatto, while his grandmother (Princess Margaret) is the Queen’s younger sister, making Arthur 29th in line for the throne.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843640/arthur-chatto-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ff51e3734579446488d99da9f7c07892" /></p> <p><em>Image credit: Getty</em></p> <p>Chatto’s excitement for this new chapter of his life has seen him off into the wilds around Balmoral Castle on multiple camping trips and hiking long distances all throughout the Scottish Highlands while visiting his Royal Family. All of this done in preparation for commando training.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843641/arthur-chatto.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4667573b0f4649099822dd7e14504b51" /></p> <p><em>Image credit: Instagram @artchatto</em></p> <p>After having gained serious popularity on social media it is obvious Arthur is super self-confident and takes a lot of pride in both his appearance on and offline. With the support of Prince Edward, he is no doubt going to achieve great things.</p> <p><em>Images: Getty Images / Instagram</em></p> <p> </p>

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15 of Princess Diana’s most iconic fashion moments

<div class="postIntro"> <div class="postIntro"> <div class="c-message_kit__gutter"> <div class="c-message_kit__gutter__right" data-qa="message_content"> <div class="c-message_kit__blocks c-message_kit__blocks--rich_text"> <div class="c-message__message_blocks c-message__message_blocks--rich_text"> <div class="p-block_kit_renderer" data-qa="block-kit-renderer"> <div class="p-block_kit_renderer__block_wrapper p-block_kit_renderer__block_wrapper--first"> <div class="p-rich_text_block"> <div class="p-rich_text_section">To mark the anniversary of Diana's tragic passing, reminisce with us over some of her most iconic looks that are fit for a princess!</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="c-message_actions__container c-message__actions"> <div class="c-message_actions__group" aria-label="Message shortcuts" data-qa="message-actions"></div> </div> <strong>LBD</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843543/diana.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/375b0528b1864bf0b3e69d8d6e03fcc8" /></div> <div class="postIntro"><span>Princess Diana always knew how to make a black dress look classy. Soon after Prince Charles confessed he’d been unfaithful to her in a 1994 interview, Princess Diana attended a Vanity Fair party in an off-the-shoulder little black dress, paired with black tights and a statement necklace. She looked so strikingly sexy that the outfit has gone down in history as her “revenge dress.” </span></div> <div class="postIntro"><span></span></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong>Bright patterns</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843526/diana-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/58eeff4b015545d8950dcad5d16ad46b" /></div> <div class="postIntro"> <div id="page2" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Princess Diana wore this gorgeous floor length, pink silk gown in 1989 to a banquet in London. She paired it with a necklace, earrings, and a statement tiara.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="postIntro"> <p>Who says a necklace has to rest on your collarbone? Diana found unique ways to wear her jewellery. In 1985, she wore an emerald choker of Queen Mary’s around her head as a headband on one occasion and let a pearl necklace fall backward between her shoulders to accentuate a backless dress at another.</p> ​​<strong>Colourful coat </strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843528/diana-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/1ed762e02c124f9ab3dbbd013908308c" /></strong></div> <div class="postIntro"> <p>On a royal tour of Whales in 1982, Princess Diana stepped out in this gorgeous wool coat and blue hat. You can see how her sapphire engagement ring stands out against the red of the coat.</p> </div> <div class="postIntro"><strong>Flowy dress</strong></div> <div class="postIntro"><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843529/diana-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/79f4c6e7360e433fabc9f47efd23dfaf" /></strong></div> <div class="postIntro"> <div id="page5" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>After giving birth to Prince William, Princess Diana stepped out in a flowy polka dot dress. Kate Middleton left the hospital in a similar looking dress after giving birth to her first child.</p> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments"><strong>Function and style </strong></div> <div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments"><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843530/diana-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8bfa74d3353b4416a0f5fe0bfbbb4d60" /> <p>Crummy weather shouldn’t keep you from looking your best. In her pre-wedding photos with Prince Charles, Diana wore green Hunter rain boots. The brand has seen a surge in popularity again in recent years, probably because they’re classic, timeless and durable.</p> <p> <strong>Princess look </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843533/diana-8.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8a4253650c9c4123b3cf521be17a59e5" /></strong></p> <p>Diana wasn’t afraid to look like a girly girl, fully embracing her “princess” title. “At the beginning, her look was very ‘fairytale princess.’ There were lots of bows and frills,” Kerry Taylor, whose auction house auctioned ten of Diana’s dresses in 2013, has said. “She was the embodiment of every little girl’s fantasy of what it meant to be a princess.”</p> <p><strong>Bold patterns</strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843534/diana-9.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4fd0ea04459049a6ba1259f6c4c70c34" /></strong></p> <p>Princess Diana didn’t shy away from bold outfits. She is seen here wearing a red and white polka dot patterned dress, a bright red blazer to match, and a white hat and red shoes. </p> <p><strong>Pairing casual with polished </strong></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843535/diana-10.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/69f3a752bb1b4296a8f5b6f39bef32d0" /></p> <p>Diana is known for her fancy dresses and gowns, but she could work a dressed-down look, too. She paired a collared white shirt with light wash jeans when on a trip to Bosnia in 1997.</p> <p><strong>Gold accents </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843536/diana-11.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/b56010e0de094699a84f888dcad609d7" /></strong></p> <div id="page2" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>It’s hard to forget this strapless white and gold evening gown that Diana wore to a banquet in 1986. The long white gloves make her look especially poised.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Beyond plain black tights </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843537/diana-12.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/4ae7f1e2695d4ad69c16e34b086ceb98" /></strong></p> <div id="primary" class="contentAreaLeft"> <div id="page3" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"> <div class="slide-description"> <p>Black stockings are a classic way to make an outfit more modest, but Diana pulled off unexpected twists on tights. At the 1985 Melbourne Cup, her black tights featured back seams that stretched through bow motif above the ankle, and on another occasion, she went monochromatic by wearing blue tights with a blue skirt.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Bring back old trends </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843538/diana-13.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/0b7d3ab3f83c4bb18a314736fc0f5f7b" /></strong></p> <p>To visit her nation’s troops in 1995, Diana wore a pink skirt suit and pillbox hat à la Jackie O.</p> <p><strong>Floral dress </strong></p> <p><strong><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843539/diana-14.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/7647a675387b4b38affdd538a7f04e2f" /></strong></p> <p>Princess Diana looked gorgeous in this floral printed dress with a white blazer draped over her shoulders. Such a simple look is still in style today. </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div id="page6" class="slide-show"> <div id="test" class="slide listicle-slide"></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Written by Marissa Laliberte. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/true-stories-lifestyle/history/15-of-princess-dianas-most-iconic-fashion-moments?pages=1"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></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"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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5 reasons your hair is so greasy

<p>Start putting your hair first, by figuring out where the underlying issues regarding greasy hair are.</p> <p><strong>1. Not cleaning your brush</strong></p> <p>Your hairbrush can be a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria, particularly if you utilise styling products on a regular basis. The build-up of dust and stale product remnants will make for one clogged instrument that will transfer itself into your clean locks. According to hair stylist, Steve Lococo, “It may seem like common sense, but people often brush their hair with a dirty brush. The build-up of oil and dirt will cause even freshly washed hair to appear greasy.” Make sure to clean out the bushel of hair on your brush at least once every few days and sanitise the bristles with a mild cleanser.</p> <p><strong>2. Wearing your hair up at night</strong></p> <p>If you’re prone to tying your hair up at night to avoid tangles, you might want to reconsider. “When you tie your hair up at night, all of your natural oils become concentrated at the scalp,” shares hair stylist, CJ Dougherty. “This prevents the oils from working their way down the whole hair strand leaving hair looking greasy near the root area.” Try showering in the morning instead or investing in a great hairbrush.</p> <p><strong>3. Humidity</strong></p> <p>If you are stuck in a geographical area known for high humidity, there’s unfortunately not much you can do to control Mother Nature’s stubborn ways. Environmental factors can cause physical appearances like skin and hair to take a toll, but there are ways you can improve the look of oily hair. According to salon director, Amy Kimball, “When it’s hot, humid, and we’re sweating all the time, it can cause oil to build up faster on the hair than in cooler climates.” In this case, try purifying scalp cleansers to help counteract and balance sebum levels.</p> <p><strong>4. Using shine serums</strong></p> <p>We get it – shiny, glistening hair is great. But there’s a fine line between glossy and greasy, and one must handle it with extreme caution. While you may think that your looks look lustrous, your colleagues might just assume you haven’t showered in a few days. According to Kimball, “Shine serums are really popular right now, but if you rub them in near your scalp where there’s already a lot of oil, your hair could look very greasy. To prevent this, concentrate the serum towards the middle of your strands and then down to the ends. This will give the hair luxurious shine, without the greasy roots.”</p> <p><strong>5. Touching your hair too frequently</strong></p> <p>While it may be satisfying to push your hair back or touch your scalp during the day –flirtatiously or habitually – doing so can easily transfer the oil from your hands to your roots. According to salon director, Kristina Maccaro, “Constantly touching your hair – just like your face – transfers oils from your fingertips and hands to your hair strands. Try braiding your hair or pinning it back to keep it out of your face if you are prone to fiddling with your locks all day.”</p> <p><em>Written by <span>Hana Hong</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/beauty/10-surprising-reasons-why-your-hair-is-so-greasy"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></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"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Our society should have never abandoned these 5 etiquette rules

<p>Don’t skip these etiquette rules.</p> <p><strong>1. Using good table manners</strong></p> <p>Having proper table manners is sometimes seen as being ‘stuffy’ or ‘stuck up,’ but nothing could be further from the truth,” Gottsman says. “The whole point of practising good manners at the table is to ensure everyone has a positive, comfortable dining experience.” It’s not as tricky as you think.</p> <p><strong>2. Apologising, sincerely, in person</strong></p> <p>Watch any news channel and you’ll see many examples of faux-apologising – pretending to say they’re sorry while not actually accepting any responsibility or changing their behaviour. This is not only terrible etiquette but also counterproductive, Gottsman says. “If you’ve made a mistake, the right thing to do is to own up to it and apologise, sincerely, in person,” she says. If you’re too far away for this to be feasible, a phone call or video chat is the next best thing. Apologising over text almost never goes well since it’s too difficult to read tone and intent.</p> <p><strong>3. Standing when greeting someone new</strong></p> <p>When being introduced to someone new or greeting someone who’s coming into a group, it’s polite to stand to acknowledge them – and this is true for both men and women, Tsai says. “It shows that you are welcoming and also indicates respect.”</p> <p><strong>4. Minding your own business</strong></p> <p>Gossip makes for excellent television but terrible real-life relationships, and that fact is truer than ever in this age of constant information and instant communication. “You need to be so careful about what you say, both in public and private, about others,” says Gottsman. “Not only is it not polite to speak about others behind their backs, but it protects you as well. Remember: The internet is forever!”</p> <p><strong>5. Sending thank-you notes</strong></p> <p>Everyone loves to be thanked, but hardly anyone seems to remember to do it these days. “Any way of saying thank you is wonderful, including a text or email,” Gottsman says. “But the gold standard is still a handwritten thank-you card.” Seeing your handwriting is meaningful to your loved ones, as is knowing that you took the time to do this. Plus, many people like to save these cards, and that’s much harder to do with an electronic thank-you.</p> <p><em>Written by<span> </span><span>Charlotte Hilton Andersen</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/culture/14-etiquette-rules-we-should-never-have-abandoned" target="_blank"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a rel="noopener" href="http://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRN93V" target="_blank"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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Blast from the past! Queen shares never-before-seen pictures

<p>Queen Elizabeth has released a series of rare photographs to mark World Photography Day.</p> <p>The Royal Family shared three images, as they capture "a few moments where the Queen has been pictured behind the lens”.</p> <p>The first photograph shows Her Majesty teaching her two eldest, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, how to use a camera during their annual stay at Balmoral in 1952.</p> <p>The sweet image was followed by another showing the Monarch squinting behind a yellow camera and snapping photos during a visit to the South Sea islands of Tuvalu in 1982.</p> <p>It’s a memory that is sure to have been bittersweet for the Queen as she is sat alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.</p> <p>The third photograph was captured of the Queen during her 1977 Australian tour, posing with the same camera in Lindsay Park Stud.</p> <p>The post follows behind Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William taking to social media to celebrate World Photography Day.</p> <p>The couple recognised a few of Britain's youngest and most hopeful photographers.</p> <p>"Photography has an amazing ability to create a lasting record of what we have all experienced &amp; are experiencing,” the pair wrote in an official statement to Twitter.</p> <p>"That's why this #WorldPhotographyDay we wanted to celebrate the youth of the #HoldStill2020 photography project and share images from the youngest finalists".</p> <p>The #HoldStill2020 project is an initiative made by the couple during lockdown.</p> <p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge asked the public to take images they believed reflected the pandemic.</p> <p>Over 31,000 entries were submitted to the project by hopeful photographers, with just 100 selected by five judges.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">Photography has an amazing ability to create a lasting record of what we have all experienced &amp; are experiencing. <br /><br />That’s why this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldPhotographyDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WorldPhotographyDay</a> we wanted to celebrate the youth of the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HoldStill2020?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HoldStill2020</a> photography project and share images from the youngest finalists. <a href="https://t.co/MIyBJJqFlr">pic.twitter.com/MIyBJJqFlr</a></p> — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1428308671432470533?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 19, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>A few images from young finalists were shared on social media: "there is so much talent, creativity, and curiosity displayed in each and every one of these pictures".</p> <p>Duchess Kate released a book of some of the images titled Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020.</p> <p>The royal mother kicked off the book with her own words, writing: "when we look back at the COVID-19 pandemic in decades to come, we will think of the challenges we all faced – the loved ones we lost, the extended isolation from our families and friends and the strain placed on our key workers."</p> <p>"But we will also remember the positives: the incredible acts of kindness, the helpers and heroes who emerged from all walks of life, and how together we adapted to a new normal.</p> <p>"Through Hold Still, I wanted to use the power of photography to create a lasting record of what we were all experiencing – to capture individuals' stories and document significant moments for families and communities as we lived through the pandemic."</p>

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Proud and resolute": Queen’s new statue design FINALLY revealed

<p>Royal fans have been given a first look at a statue of Queen Elizabeth that's currently under construction – and strictly under wraps.</p> <p>The statue is set to be uncovered just in time for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 and is being created by artist Richard Bossons, who is part of York Minster cathedral's masonry team.</p> <p>It will stand two metres tall and will weigh out to about two tonnes.</p> <p>Bossons admitted to the <em>BBC</em> that the sculpture had been challenging to design.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843321/queen-statue-rare-photos-5.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/bce3f9bd79454d17bacca654fd4f9e51" /></p> <p><em>Image: Twitter @York_Minster</em></p> <p>"The statue needs to be part of the fabric, not a distraction from it, yet it also has to have the poise and presence befitting of the Queen's unique role," he said.</p> <p>"She will stand proud and resolute in her niche, welcoming worshippers and visitors alike," Bossons added.</p> <p>The statue will show the Queen dressed in Garter robes and the George IV State Diadem.</p> <p>She will also be holding an orb and sceptre, to symbolise her 70-year reign on the British throne.</p> <p>The Twitter York Minster took to Twitter to share more information on the design: "We're delighted to be able to share some images showing the on-going work behind the creation of the new statue of Her Majesty The Queen, set to be installed in summer '22.</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7843320/queen-statue-rare-photos-4.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/67c5d35a2b1f4be9af2ddf767804f5cb" /></p> <p><em>Image: Twitter @York_Minster</em></p> <p>"Designer &amp; carver Richard Bossons showcasing his incredible skill."</p> <p>The 2022 Jubilee is set to take place from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 in 2022.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We’re delighted to be able to share some images showing the on-going work behind the creation of the new statue of Her Majesty The Queen, set to be installed in summer '22.<br /><br />Designer &amp; carver Richard Bossons showcasing his incredible skill 👏<br /><br />Read more &gt; <a href="https://t.co/E0Y8gaUNNj">https://t.co/E0Y8gaUNNj</a> <a href="https://t.co/hq5Dn4MQ4P">pic.twitter.com/hq5Dn4MQ4P</a></p> — York Minster (@York_Minster) <a href="https://twitter.com/York_Minster/status/1427954810381377541?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2021</a></blockquote> <p>"Throughout the year, Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June - one year from today," Buckingham Palace revealed.</p> <p>Trooping the Colour will take place on Thursday, June 2, instead of its usual Saturday date.</p>

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What your sweat says about you

<p>Here is what your sweat is telling you about your health.</p> <p><strong>You’re giving off good vibes</strong></p> <p>If you smile while you sweat, those around you smile too. At least, that’s what one Dutch study suggests. For the experiment, 36 women smelled sweat samples from 12 men who had watched videos meant to either scare them or make them happy. When a woman took a whiff of a scared guy’s samples, she was more likely to make a facial expression resembling fear. When she smelled the happy guy’s sweat, she was more likely to smile.</p> <p><strong>You’re depressed</strong></p> <p>In healthy people, environmental changes – things that make us scared, stressed, happy, or nervous – have an impact on both the volume and odour of sweat. But when a person is depressed, that response to stimuli declines. One German-Swedish study found that this reduced response was present in up to 97 percent of depressed patients who later committed suicide. “It was probably the case that certain nerve cells in the hippocampus are damaged by depression and negative stress,” Lars-Hakan Thorell, one of the researchers behind the study, said in a press release. “A depressed person has a biological inability to care about the surroundings, while a healthy person continues to react.”</p> <p><strong>Your fitness goals are on track</strong></p> <p>If you break a sweat earlier in a workout than usual, it doesn’t indicate that your endurance has fallen behind. In fact, it should signal the exact opposite. In one 2010 study, researchers found that fitter people not only tend to sweat at a greater volume, but they also start sweating sooner. “A high fitness level allows you to exercise at a higher workload, which generates more heat, which in turn leads to more sweat,” Craig Crandall, PhD, a professor of internal medicine, told Time.com.</p> <p><strong>You’re overcoming an illness</strong></p> <p>Think your partner smells a bit off this week? They might just be sick. One Psychological Science study found that healthy people are able to detect the amped-up immune system of someone fighting an infection. The results suggest that smell is an important warning signal against contagious illnesses.</p> <p><em>Written by <span>Juliana LaBianca</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.com.au/healthsmart/9-things-your-sweat-says-about-your-health" target="_blank"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/9-things-your-sweat-says-about-your-health" target="_blank">.</a> 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"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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5 things your sweat says about your health

<p>Here is what your sweat could be saying about your health.</p> <p>1. You need more sodium</p> <p>Salty sweat is your body’s request for more sodium. If your sweat stings your eyes, burns in an open cut, leaves a gritty feeling on your skin, or produces white streaks on your face or clothes, it could be your cue to amp up your sodium intake. Add salt to foods such as eggs, vegetables, or meats, and drink a sports drink rather than plain water when you exercise, advises Runner’s World.</p> <p>2. You might need to kick the coffee habit</p> <p>Too much coffee could be to blame for the sweat circles that appear on your morning commute. “Coffee increases perspiration in two ways,” Liz Lyster, MD, told Huffington Post. “First, caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, activating sweat glands so the more caffeine you have, the more you sweat. Secondly, the heat from the drink itself can make your body feel hot enough to sweat.” If you can’t kick your coffee habit completely, opt for iced or decaf.</p> <p>3. You’re applying antiperspirant at the wrong time</p> <p>“Antiperspirants are most effective when applied to very dry skin,” David Pariser, MD, founding member and secretary of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, told Woman’s Day. “If you apply them in the morning right before you head out, or right after you get out of the shower, you’ll likely already be sweating or have wet underarms. If the skin’s surface is wet, the chemical reaction that forms from the aluminium [in the antiperspirant] will happen on the surface of the skin instead of in the pores, preventing the sweat glands from getting blocked.” Even if you’re a morning shower taker, use antiperspirant at night before bed. When applied to totally dry skin, the product can last for a few days. Post-shower, apply a deodorant for fragrance and you’ll be good to go.</p> <p>4. You’re scared</p> <p>A US military experiment suggests that people can literally smell fear. For the study, researchers collected sweat samples from 20 novice skydivers before and during their first tandem jump, and then again as they ran on a treadmill for a similar duration of time. Volunteers in brain scanners were asked to take a whiff of each sample. The brain regions associated with fear were more active when the volunteers sniffed the skydiving sample than the treadmill sample. The results make sense from an evolutionary standpoint – one person’s fear pheromone would alert those around him that danger is in the air.</p> <p>5. You’re overcoming an illness</p> <p>Think your partner smells a bit off this week? They might just be sick. One Psychological Science study found that healthy people are able to detect the amped-up immune system of someone fighting an infection. The results suggest that smell is an important warning signal against contagious illnesses.</p> <p><em>Written by <span>Juliana LaBianca</span>. This article first appeared in </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/9-things-your-sweat-says-about-your-health" target="_blank"><em>Reader’s Digest</em></a><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.readersdigest.co.nz/healthsmart/9-things-your-sweat-says-about-your-health" target="_blank">.</a> For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, </em><a rel="noopener" href="http://readersdigest.innovations.co.nz/c/readersdigestemailsubscribe?utm_source=over60&amp;utm_medium=articles&amp;utm_campaign=RDSUB&amp;keycode=WRN93V" target="_blank"><em>here’s our best subscription offer.</em></a></p> <p><img style="width: 100px !important; height: 100px !important;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7820640/1.png" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f30947086c8e47b89cb076eb5bb9b3e2" /></p>

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“Remembering Herb”: Nicole Kidman pays tribute with throwback snaps

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nicole Kidman has shared an emotional tribute to late photographer Herb Ritts, along with a series of throwback photos.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Remembering Herb </span><span style="font-weight: 400;">✨,” the </span><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Little Lies</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> star captioned the post, alongside photos of herself with a bob cut, heavy eye makeup, and wearing a tank top.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other stars commented on Kidman’s post with their own tributes to the photographer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“Beautiful and he was great x,” singer Carole Bayer Sager wrote.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">“[His] photos were and are so beautiful. He made everyone look so gorgeous,” musician Rita Wilson shared.</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/CSRA8jNr1sS/?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/CSRA8jNr1sS/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Nicole Kidman (@nicolekidman)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ritts passed away from complications from pneumonia in December, 2002.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The 50-year-old fashion photographer’s work was regarded as “glorifying images of the well known” which “helped to further mythologise celebrity in the 1980s and ‘90s”, according to his obituary in </span><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/27/us/herb-ritts-photographer-of-celebrities-is-dead-at-50.html" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The New York Times</span></a></em><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The images of Kidman were taken by Ritts in 1999 in LA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, she wasn’t the only notable star Ritts captured, with his models including Cher, Tina Turner, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson, as well as actress Elizabeth Taylor and actors Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rits, who was HIV-positive at the time of his death, was committed to causes related to HIV/AIDS and donated to charitable organisations including The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and Focus on AIDS, according to </span><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.herbritts.com/#/about/biography/" target="_blank"><span style="font-weight: 400;">his website</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">Image: Nicole Kidman / Instagram</span></em></p>

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Lady Kitty Spencer shows fans BTS look at her five wedding dresses

<p><span>Lady Kitty Spencer, Princess Diana’s niece, has married in an incredibly heart-stopping wedding and now, she has shown fans an inside look into what she wore.</span><br /><br /><span>The blushing bride was anything but simple on her special day, as she donned five dresses for the wedding weekend in Italy.</span><br /><br /><span>The 30-year-old wore haute couture gowns, curated by a team from Dolce and Gabbana’s Alta Moda.</span><br /><br /><span>Spencer expressed how lucky she was to wear the “masterpieces”.</span><br /><br /><span>"Our final fitting in Milan," Kitty wrote next to a few still images. "Our fittings were filled with laughter, many happy tears, pure joy and unbridled passion.</span><br /><br /><span>"What beauty you created @dolcegabbana I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart."</span><br /><br /><span>One of her hand-made gowns included a jaw dropping baby-blue tulle Cinderella-esqe ball gown .</span><br /><br /><span>It featured a matching cape, and cross-stitched floral embroidery. She wore it on Friday night at the pre-wedding soirée.</span><br /><br /><span>On the actual day of the wedding, Spencer donned a lace gown with a high neck and long, puffed sleeves.</span><br /><br /><span>She was walked down the aisle by two of her brothers, as it is understood her father was unable to attend due to a shoulder injury.</span><br /><br /><span>Kitty’s second dress on her wedding day was a double organza silk gown, which was hand-painted and had flower and crystal embellishments.</span><br /><br /><span>Her third dress was a metallic cocktail dress, which she danced in during the wedding reception.</span><br /><br /><span>The next day, Spencer spent her time at 17th century Roman mansion Villa Aurelia with loved ones to continue the festivities.</span><br /><br /><span>For the Sunday event, Kitty wore another stunning gown, which had floral detailing again and was accompanied by breathtaking jewellery.</span></p>

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Princess Diana’s niece ties the knot in dreamy Italy wedding

<p dir="ltr">Princess Diana’s niece, Lady Kitty Spencer, has tied the knot!</p> <p dir="ltr">The 30-year-old married multi-millionaire fashion mogul Michael Lewis, 62, in an elegant and intimate ceremony at Villa AldoBrandini in Frascati, Italy.</p> <p dir="ltr">Among some of the guests on the small invite list included her brother Louis Spencer, Kitty's sisters, twins Eliza and Amelia, Viscountess Emma Weymouth and her husband Ceawlin Thynn, the Marquess of Bath, pop star Pixie Lott, and Idris Elba's wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba.</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/CRwK4gnNd-H/?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/CRwK4gnNd-H/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolce&amp;Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">The socialite looked stunning and regal in a Victorian-inspired Dolce &amp; Gabbana custom gown, which had a high neck, and a long train.</p> <p dir="ltr">Dolce &amp; Gabbana released a behind-the-scenes video of the hand-made gown created for the wonderful occasion.</p> <p dir="ltr">Lady Spencer is the eldest daughter of the Princess of Wales' brother, Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer.</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/CRwDqpeKjX-/?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/reel/CRwDqpeKjX-/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Dolce&amp;Gabbana (@dolcegabbana)</a></p> </div> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr">Despite her royal relatives, the 30-year-old has attempted to pave her own career by becoming a professional model.</p> <p dir="ltr">Her engagement to Lewis was announced in January 2020, and they tied the knot after two years of dating.</p> <p dir="ltr">While it appears neither Prince William or Prince Harry were present for the special day, the pair are reportedly very close with Princess Diana’s family.</p> <p> </p>

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Nicole Kidman’s drastic transformation

<p><span>Nicole Kidman is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, and her commitment to a role knows no bounds – including dramatic hairstyle changes.</span><br /><br /><span>And now, in preparation for another role, the Aussie superstar has debuted a new look where she looks barely recognisable.</span><br /><br /><span>Sharing a photo from the set of her new project <em>Roar</em>, the actress is shown with a pixie cut hairstyle for the eight-part Apple TV series.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842668/nicole-kidman-hair-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/8264d1ddc1fe46319cb703346b8aded9" /></p> <p><em>Image: Instagram @NicoleKidman</em><br /><br /><span>The 54-year-old is currently shooting the new show in Sydney’s Cronulla alongside Judy Davis and Simon Baker.</span><br /><br /><span>The new series is based on Irish author Cecelia Ahern’s collection of 30 short stories, where each one will function as a stand-alone story.</span><br /><br /><span>Her new hairdo is a far cry from the long strawberry blonde locks she previously sported.</span><br /><br /><span>“On set,” she captioned the snap.</span><br /><br /><span>“What’s going on with the hair I’m scared,” one person wrote in the comments.</span><br /><br /><span>“This gives me Julie Andrews vibes from<em> Sound of Music</em>,” another added.</span><br /><br /><span>“You let them cut your fabulous hair??? I hope that’s a wig. But you’re still beautiful,” a third person said.</span><br /><br /><span>Nicole’s latest show, <em>Nine Perfect Strangers</em>, is due to drop on Amazon Prime Video on August 20.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7842670/nicole-kidman-hair.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/c88fdd23e4914f96a56dd3051983c1a9" /></p> <p><em>Image: Nine Perfect Strangers</em><br /><br /><span>The program was filmed in Byron Bay, Australia, and features Nicole, Melissa McCarthy and Asher Keddie.</span></p>

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