Style Inspiration from the Critics Choice Awards 2019

Got a formal event coming up? Here's how to dress just like the stars on the Critics Choice Awards blue carpet!Awards season is officially underway! I am so excited! It's always so much fun to watch my favorite stars be recognized for their work. This last Sunday, The Critics' Choice Awards were held and they brought together some of the biggest names in television and movies. Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association voted on 2018's b...
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How to Wear Spaghetti Strap Tops

Here's how to wear spaghetti strap tops for every occasion -- even when it's cold out!Spaghetti-strap everything is yet another trend that has come back from the '90s to conquer today's fashion scene. Over the last few years, spaghetti straps were so left out of the fashion spectrum that we would only see them in our mom's closets, hidden in the back and sprinkled with thick layers of dust. Yet, if your mom didn't throw her spaghetti strap items away, you should be more than thankful now! Spaghe...
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6 Makeup Revolution Products Under $10 That You Should Try

6 products that won't ruin your budget... and might become your new holy grails. Makeup Revolution is a British drugstore makeup brand that has gained worldwide attention these past few years on Instagram. At first, it was mainly for their many dupes of high-end eyeshadow palettes or lipsticks. However, they're now starting to gain more recognition as a brand on their own. They definitely have their place in every student's makeup bag, because they're affordable and they have an insane amount o...
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Fashion Inspired by Eleanor Shellstrop from The Good Place

"Holy mother-forking shirtballs!" - You, seeing how cute you look in these outfits Eleanor Shellstrop Note: This article, and many of the links featured in it, contains spoilers!Ever since binge-watching The Good Place over the winter holidays, I've become thoroughly obsessed with the fantasy-comedy show's thought-provoking scenes, major plot twists, extremely clever sense of humor, and the way that the writers weave in lessons about major moral philosophers and their ideas. Of course, I also ...
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To Help Digitize and Forever Preserve the Sound of Stradivarius Violins, a City in Italy Has Gone Silent

Image by Mark Ordonez, via Flickr Commons We all have respect, even awe, for the name Stradivarius, even those of us who have never held a violin, let alone played one. The violins — as well as violas, cellos, and other string instruments, including guitars — made by members of the Stradivari family 300 years ago have become symbols of pure sonic quality, still not quite replicable with even 21st-century technology, with rarity and prices to match. But to truly understand the preciousness of th...
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Can You Be Successful Without College?

What does your college degree say about you? On the surface level, it tells others where we went to school, what we studied, and perhaps how long we spent in education. Beyond that though, some graduates would agree that it has very little bearing on them as individuals. Some would even go so far as to consider it the most expensive piece of paper they own or even a pricey mark of conformity. In reality, our college degree does not define our worth, skills or even our success in our careers. Wit...
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Librarian Honors a Dying Tree by Turning It Into a Little Free Library

And then she said to Annika, "Why don't you feel in that old tree stump? One practically always finds things in old tree stumps."  - Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren  Remember that other classic of children's literature, wherein a boy runs from the city to a secluded mountain, taking up residence in an old tree he hollows into a cozy shelter? Public librarian and artist Sharalee Armitage Howard’s Little Free Library is a bit like that, except there was no running involved. When the ve...
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My Two Big Announcements!

I’ve been keeping a secret and I hope you’re as excited about it as I am. I’m writing a new book! It will be called It All Began in a Garden (unless the title changes) and will feature 52 essential oils—one for each week of the year. Designed for both the new and the savvy oiler, it will contain a wealth of information, testimonials, inspirational stories, DIY recipes, diffuser blends, and lots of new, color photos—yes, COLOR photos!! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing i...
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As STEM majors soar at UW, interest in humanities shrinks — a potentially costly loss

The number of students studying the humanities at the University of Washington is shrinking, with some majors down as much as 50 percent in a decade. It's having a financial impact, and also affecting the breadth of the university's expertise.
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With hate crimes on the rise, Seattle area teens practice safe intervention against bullying

Some of the teenagers participated in forming a so-called hassle line, a practice that dates back to the Civil Rights Movement era.
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6 Interview Outfits That Are Anything but Typical

First impressions are everything!The real world seems like a scary place, and what’s worse is that at our age, everyone seems equally qualified for every job. So often, two candidates have similar grades and are equally knowledgeable, with similar work experience and brilliant resumes. So, what sets one apart from the other? How could anyone possibly pick between the two? This is where the interview comes in; the chance to meet a member of the company face to face and show them what a wonderful ...
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San Fernando Valley business group urges UTLA leaders to end the teacher strike

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association leaders called on United Teachers Los Angeles to end their teachers walkout. The Valley business advocacy organization said it’s “increasingly concerned about the harm being done to our students as they miss critical instruction,” according to a letter VICA President Stuart Waldman sent Jan. 16 to union’s President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “This time of year is of utmost importance to students whose start in life and their careers depends on succeeding at s...
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Lady Gaga says Mike and Karen Pence are 'worst representation' of Christianity

Pop star criticises US vice-president’s wife who teaches at a school that discriminates against LGBT students and parentsLady Gaga has criticised the US vice-president, Mike Pence, and his wife, Karen, over her role teaching art at a school that excludes LGBT students and parents.On stage at her Las Vegas concert residency, Gaga said: “You say we should not discriminate against Christianity; you are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian. I am a Christian woman and what I do...
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LAUSD teachers strike, Day 8: Could it be wrapped up by Tuesday?

The lights are on at LA City Hall late Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, as LAUSD and UTLA negotiators work through the night in an effort to end the teacher strike. (Photo by Bradley Bermont/Special to the Los Angeles Daily News) LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the Los Angeles teachers union and Los Angeles Unified School District officials negotiated overnight at City Hall into Monday on the eighth day of a teachers strike, with classes set to resume Tuesday, though maybe still without teachers. Sun...
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Weekend LAUSD teacher strike negotiations are on parents’ radar screens

There was a lot going on this weekend. A huge L.A. Rams game and a giant Women’s March were among the diversions. But some San Fernando Valley parents were on pins and needles to see if marathon negotiations would yield a deal to end a strike that entered its seventh day Sunday. “I am grateful that the negotiations are underway,” said EvelynAleman, parent of a sophomore at Grover Cleveland High School inReseda. “I’m hopeful that they will, obviously, reach an agreement assoon as possible. I thin...
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