Art

Rihanna Opens Up About Her New Clothing Line, the Future of Fashion and Her Next Album

Rihanna Opens Up About Her New Clothing Line, the Future of Fashion and Her Next Album

FOR THREE YEARS, I have been a diligent student of Rihanna’s 2016 song “Work.” The first lesson it taught me was in the fine art of ubiquity: The omnipresent earworm hovered over casual intimacies, significant encounters, mundane journeys and made sense of itself wherever, in whatever crevices it chose. Then “Work” found its way into my own work. In my script for “Slave Play,” which debuted at New York Theater Workshop in 2018, the protagonist ... Full story

Education

9 Ways to Say No to Busywork and Unrealistic Deadlines

9 Ways to Say No to Busywork and Unrealistic Deadlines

The difference between living a life of peace and productivity versus a life of stress and resentment could lie in one simple skill: Learning how to say no. Saying no makes the difference between a packed schedule and an open one, but it might also make you a little uncomfortable at first. Here’s how you can say no in three different areas: time commitments, tasks, and time frames. Do the math to see how much time a commitment would cost you. ... Full story

Economics

Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge

Thomas Cook reassures holidaymakers after shares plunge

Image caption Thomas Cook is trying to sell its fleet of planes. Troubled travel firm Thomas Cook has been reassuring customers who contacted the firm with concerns about holiday trips, after its share price crashed. Its share price fell sharply at the end of last week, and it dropped a further 16% on Monday to just 10p. Thomas Cook has been reassuring people on social media, and in a statement at the weekend, telling customers that it is ... Full story

Entertainment

New C9 Entertainment Boy Group Reveals Group Name

New C9 Entertainment Boy Group Reveals Group Name

C9 Entertainment’s upcoming boy group has unveiled their group name! On May 20, the social media accounts for the group of trainees previously known as C9BOYZ switched to using the name “CIX.” A dramatic video was also shared that’s titled “CIX – Leader film,” which reveals that the name stands for “Complete In X” and it also shows the group’s logo. CIX consists of members Bae Jin Young (Wanna One), BX (Lee Byoung Gon of “YG Treasure Box”), Kim ... Full story

Health

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

Liposuction rise linked to gym wear trend

More women are seeking liposuction, possibly to get a body that looks good in trendy gym clothing, according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Rajiv Grover, from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, says latest UK data shows procedures have gone up 12% in a year, from 2,039 in 2017 to 2,286 in 2018. He warned that there was no quick fix to fighting flab. Surgery has risks as well as benefits and should be a "last resort", he ... Full story

Law

Sophie Toscan du Plantier's son in murder witness plea  News

Sophie Toscan du Plantier's son in murder witness plea News

Image caption Ms Toscan du Plantier's son Pierre-Louis Baudey-Vignaud (l) and her brother Bertrand Bouniol in Cork this weekend. The son of a murdered French film producer has appealed for witnesses to come forward and give evidence in the trial of a British man accused of killing her. Sophie Toscan du Plantier was found beaten to death near her cottage in Schull, County Cork, in December 1996. Ian Bailey, a neighbour of the victim, was ... Full story

Living

GOT7 Shares Why They’re Not Afraid Of The “7-Year Jinx”

GOT7 Shares Why They’re Not Afraid Of The “7-Year Jinx”

In an interview that took place before their comeback with “SPINNING TOP: BETWEEN SECURITY & INSECURITY,” GOT7 shared their thoughts on the group’s future. In particular, they were asked about the “7-year jinx,” which refers to the fact that most idol groups disband at the end of their seven-year contracts. GOT7 debuted in 2014, meaning that contract renegotiations will likely start taking place next year, if not sooner. JB said, “It’s true ... Full story

Politics

Frenchman sentenced to death over Indonesia drug smuggling

Frenchman sentenced to death over Indonesia drug smuggling

Image caption Félix Dorfin says he will appeal against his death sentence. A Frenchman has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking in a shock verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 20-year prison term. Félix Dorfin, 35, was convicted of trafficking about 3kg (6.6lb) of various drugs into the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok. He was arrested in September last year at the island's airport. Indonesia has some of the world's strictest ... Full story

Sport

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

Nigel Farage hit by milkshake during Newcastle walkabout

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption The Brexit Party leader was campaigning in Newcastle. Nigel Farage had milkshake thrown at him during a campaign walkabout. The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle as part of a tour of the country ahead of the European elections. A man was dragged away by a police community support officer and later seen in handcuffs. Paul Crowther, 32, from Throckley, ... Full story

Technology

Royal Mail to launch parcel postboxes

Royal Mail to launch parcel postboxes

Royal Mail has announced plans for the UK's first-ever parcel postboxes. The company said 1,400 of the new postboxes would be installed across the country in more than 30 locations over a six-month period, starting in August. Locations will include Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff and Leeds. Customers will be able to post parcels in the same way that they currently post a letter, provided that postage has been pre-paid using Royal Mail's own ... Full story