T LOunge for May 19th, 2022

Posted on May 19, 2022

Arrogante Bar and Restaurant – Madrid – Spain

 

Kittens! Let’s spend ALL DAY on a carousel with a bar and velvet seating! Can you even imagine a better way to keep the world at bay? It’s THURSDAY. Let’s get this party started early.

 

Taylor Swift Delivers Commencement Speech at New York University’s Graduation
“Never be ashamed of trying. Effortlessness is a myth,” Swift said in her speech.

“Not a single one of us here today has done it alone. We are each a patchwork quilt of those who have loved us, those who have believed in our futures, those who showed us empathy and kindness or told us the truth even when it wasn’t easy to hear. Those who told us we could do it when there was absolutely no proof of that. Someone read stories to you and taught you to dream and offered up some moral code of right and wrong for you to try and live by. Someone tried their best to explain every concept in this insanely complex world to the child that was you, as you asked a bazillion questions like ‘how does the moon work?’ and ‘why can we eat salad but not grass?'”

 

A New Documentary on Jennifer Lopez Is Coming to Netflix
Halftime will reflect on Lopez’s trailblazing career as an actress, a singer, and a business mogul.

“Halftime offers an intimate peek behind the curtain revealing the grit and determination that makes Jennifer Lopez the icon she is, from her performances onscreen and on stages around the world, to her Super Bowl halftime show, to the recent presidential inauguration,” an official press release announcing the project reads. “The documentary focuses on an international superstar who has inspired people for decades with her perseverance, creative brilliance, and cultural contributions. And it’s only the beginning. Halftime serves as the kickoff to the second half of Lopez’s life, as she lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose.”

 

Selena Gomez And Dr. Jill Biden Sit Down To Discuss Mental Health
Selena Gomez has used every stage out there to bring awareness to an issue that is incredibly personal to her: mental health. Now, she is taking that conversation a step further—and using her platform to “help others feel less alone” by encouraging an open dialogue “without shame.”
On Wednesday, Gomez joined a group of activists, politicians, and youth leaders at the White House to participate in the country’s first-ever mental health youth action forum hosted by MTV Entertainment. Along with other advocates, like Dr. Jill Biden and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Gomez shared her perspective on what she called an “urgent public health issue.”

 

Rare Photos of Andy Warhol Partying With Famous Friends
The pop artist was a regular at Studio 54.

Andy Warhol’s allure and mystery drew attention from just about everyone from the ’60s to the ’80s—both peers and fans alike. The artist was notoriously private, but even still, he was a staple in New York City nightlife, and was frequently spotted out and about with A-listers, like Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli, and Elizabeth Taylor. From Studio 54 to the roller rink, check out these rare photos of the pop artist partying with the who’s who of his generation.

 

A Distinctive Soul: Hailun Ma’s Diverse Portraits of China
There is a common preconception about what Chinese people look like, but the country’s population—which includes 56 different ethnic groups—is far from monolithic. For photographer Hailun Ma, a desire to showcase the melting pot of cultures that make up her native Xinjiang, in northwestern China, has informed some of her most compelling work.

 

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Reaches Equal Pay Agreement After Years of Disputes
U.S. Soccer has guaranteed all players will receive the same pay and prize money—including at World Cups.

The historic agreement between the U.S. Soccer Federation and the players will run through 2028 and comes after years of disputes with the women’s team over equal pay. It also comes three months after a group of top women’s team players settled a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer.
The women’s and men’s team will not only receive the same salary, they will also evenly split the payments they receive from FIFA for the World Cup.

 

Elegant Mother of the Bride Dresses For Every Kind of Ceremony or Celebration
Much attention is paid to selecting wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses—and rightfully so—but one area of nuptial planning that’s equally as important are the mother of the bride dresses. Walking down the aisle alongside your friends and family is a sentimental affair, and dressing your mom in a gown that’s elegant, romantic, and festive will make the big day feel all the more momentous (not to mention lovely for photographs).

 

Here’s How to Combat Travel Anxiety, According to Psychologists
If you’re anxious about flying again, you’re not alone.

For the most part, the word “travel” tends to be associated with images of delight: far-flung beaches and epic mountaintops and chance encounters with new friends around the globe. But for many people, travel can also create feelings of discomfort, unease, and worry — a sensation psychologists refer to as “travel anxiety.” While the term is not officially recognized as a medical condition, feeling anxious about travel before and during a trip is incredibly common, especially in our current pandemic-era world. The good news? It’s manageable, too.

 

This Trifle Is the Official Dessert of Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee
The lemon Swiss roll-inspired pudding won a nationwide baking contest judged by Mary Berry.

Jemma Melvin might not have entered the competition to create the official dessert for Queen Elizabeth II’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee at all had a friend not encouraged her to send in a recipe. The 31-year-old copywriter credited her friend Sammy with sending her the link to apply, and she decided she’d give it a shot.
According to the BBC, more than 5,000 people, ranging in age from 8 to 108, submitted their best dessert recipes to the competition, and a team of judges somehow had to narrow that down to just a handful of finalists. The potential winners included a four-nations pudding, a Victoria sponge Bundt cake, a passionfruit and thyme frangipane tart, a rose falooda cake, and Melvin’s own seven-layer lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle.

 

The story behind the Queen’s Coronation gown
This year we celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to celebrate 70 years of service, Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne on which HRH ascended on 2nd June 1953, and it marked one of her most iconic style moments.
She wore a gown designed by British couturier Sir Norman Hartnell, which is why it’s so similar to her wedding dress. As per the royal website, Hartnell was asked to design the dress in October 1952, and he was chosen for ‘his talent for combining rich fabrics with exquisitely designed embroideries’.

 

15 Ideas to Maximize Your Small Patio Space
Make the most of your small patio by transforming it into a comforting oasis. Despite its little size, there are a number of ways to refresh your space. Here, we’ll show you how to take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary with the help of both subtle and wow-worthy décor elements.
When you have a small patio that’s located in close proximity to your neighbors, maintaining your privacy can seem difficult. Even so, there’s no need to put up a fence, which would make a tiny space feel even tighter.

 

Is It Time To Ditch The “Deliberately Distressed” Aesthetic?
Of course, distressed fashion is nothing new: back in the early Noughties, ripped stoned-washed jeans were all the rage, with the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé being key poster girls of the trend. In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence of the deliberately distressed aesthetic, whether that’s on the runway at the likes of Gucci, Celine and Diesel or via off-duty looks from Kim, J-Lo and co.
Achieving this faux worn-out effect, though, can have a huge impact on the planet and the garment workers who make our clothes, often involving the use of harsh chemicals, as well as vast amounts of energy and water. While technologies are improving (Gucci and Diesel are now using more eco-friendly washing techniques, for example), there’s still something counterintuitive about deliberately damaging brand-new garments – particularly considering that more than 100 billion pieces of clothing are produced every year, and over 70 per cent currently end up in landfills or are incinerated.

 

The Most Effective Way to Hand-Wash Clothes in Your Sink, According to Cleaning Experts
Hand-washing clothing hacks for your favorite sweaters, delicate bras and underwear.

Sometimes the best thing you can do for your clothes is ditch the washing machine and take a manual approach. While hand-washing is typically reserved for delicate items — namely bras and underwear — it’s an effective option for most types of clothing, especially if you don’t have a large enough load to make a trip to the laundromat worthwhile.

 

The real story of Grace Kelly’s wedding dress and her second bridal outfit, 66 years on
In light of Princess Grace and Prince Ranier III of Monaco’s 66th wedding anniversary on 19 April, Tatler looks back at one of the most celebrated dresses of the 20th century – and Kelly’s lesser-known second ensemble

The dress reflected that of a Hollywood actress marrying into the Monégasque Royal Family, one that went on to inspire the wedding dress choices of thousands of women after her including Kate Middleton, whose 2011 Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown bore a close resemblance.
Not only was Grace Kelly at the height of her career when she married in 1956, after her nuptials she was to become a princess and her gown had to reflect that. The wedding was broadcasted by multiple European channels and was witnessed by over 30 million viewers who tuned in to catch the first glimpse of the dress which was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Helen Rose.

 

Your Dog Is Not Ready for You to Return to the Office
Pets (and their owners) prepare for the inevitable.

Look at that face, those pleading eyes, that nose that kept you company all through the pandemic. Now explain to Cooper why it is so, so important that you return to the office — leaving her alone all day, after two years of 24/7 togetherness.
Dogs who were used to being left alone before the pandemic tend to adjust relatively quickly, she said. “But for the pandemic puppies” — dogs born and adopted during the pandemic — “they haven’t been left at all, and now they’re at a sensitive age, adolescence,” she said. “It can be pretty difficult. They have to be taught these new skills.”

 

The rise of cheating in UK universities
As universities continue to commodify education, increasing numbers of students are buying and selling essays

Cheating has become a growing concern for British universities in recent years, with 2018 research finding that one in seven students have paid someone to write an essay for them (a practice called ‘contract cheating’). It’s an issue that’s been compounded by the sudden shift to online learning during the pandemic – The Guardian reported in 2021 that the number of requests for help sent in to a leading ‘homework help’ website rose by 196 per cent between 2019 and 2020. The Tab reported in 2021 that one private tutor was offered hundreds to sit students’ online exams for them. Another agreed to write a dissertation for £3,000.

 

The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State
From magical deserts to beautiful beaches, these are the most beautiful places in the U.S.

Mother Nature wasn’t modest with America, where her handiwork ranges from magical desert mesas to wooded river valleys to whisper-thin barrier islands. You might even say she was particularly heavy-handed when doling out American scenery. The natural beauty found across the 50 states is so vast and staggering, it’s practically impossible to make sense of — though you can’t say we didn’t try. Here, our totally subjective, state-by-state list of the most beautiful places in the U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

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