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          2015 Recap      Cache   Translate Page      

Waiting until the last possible moment to write these recap posts seems to have become a tradition for me. This year, I decided to follow up on last year’s goals and list a few new ones for 2016.

Ship Cushion

On July 14 of 2015, I finally shipped Cushion, the freelancing app that has absolutely consumed my life for the past two years. The day went off without a hitch and I watched as a wave of new users signed up to try it out. Ever since, I’ve been trying my hardest to grow it into a sustainable app that I could turn into a full-time career. So far, I’m about halfway there, and I’m ecstatic about Cushion’s future—especially this upcoming year. I plan to hire a few freelancers to help get Cushion to the next level, which is both exciting and terrifying.

Use spreadsheets

Cushion Expenses

I didn’t take advantage of spreadsheets as much as I had hoped this past year, but I did use spreadsheets to manage Cushion’s expenses page as well as track my business expenses. After suffering through accounting software since I started freelancing, I pulled the plug and replaced it with spreadsheets. With a small amount of extra work, I have everything in a flexible format that doesn’t cost a dime. (I would gladly pay for a human-friendly service that focuses on ease and exportability.)

Continue existing routines

Instead of continuing my gym routine, I actually cancelled my membership and I haven’t been back since. I would’ve continued going if it weren’t for the gym’s outrageous (though not surprising) fees for pausing a membership. I did sign up for an indoor basketball league that starts in January, so hopefully that will get me back into a healthy routine.

One week between client gigs

I’m happy to share that I’ve gone a step further than one week between client gigs. Because of my focus on Cushion, I’ve been fortunate enough to take between 1-3 months off between clients this past year. Early in the year, I worked with Project Florida on the Sum website (RIP). Over the summer, I reuinted with Oak Studios to help with Siteleaf 2.0. And in November, I collaborated with Casper on their fancy new homepage. I don’t think I’ll be as lucky in 2016, but maybe I can get Cushion to a point where I don’t need clients—who knows with freelancing.

Book a few speaking gigs

I didn’t speak at a conference in 2015, but I did book a speaking gig at Create Upstate in May. I can’t wait to share what I’ve learned from bootstrapping Cushion and balancing freelance work while running an app. I hope to book a few more talks throughout the year, so if you know a conference that would be a good fit, let me know!

Take more photos

My wife, Jen, lettering at the studio

I beat myself up over not taking as many photos as I once did—especially after digging through old hard drives and finding that even the “bad” photos are incredibly valuable to me years later. Going forward, I need to capture my life on a daily basis. Even if I never post the photos anywhere, I will make it a necessity to record at least one “experience” each day. I know I’ll regret it if I don’t.

Read more books

Again, I didn’t read as many books as I anticipated I would, but I did finish The Martian in 9 hours—a personal record! (6 of those hours were on a flight and I simply couldn’t put the book down after that.) For 2016, I think I’ll have more success by establishing a reading schedule. Instead of picking a book and reading it whenever I remember to, I need to designate time throughout the week to slow down and bury my head in a good book. I’m starting Ready Player One right now, so if anyone has a suggestion for the next few, I’d love to hear.

Play more video games

In 2015, I played plenty of video games. It’s easy when your wife plays more than you. After breezing through the remastered Grand Theft Auto V, Arkham Knight, and quitting The Last of Us out of pure fear, I’m now deep into Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and Star Wars Battlefront. I don’t know what to tackle once I’m done with those two, but I love free roaming games.

Ride my bike

It pains me to say that I only rode my bike a few times in 2015. I still have it, so there’s always hope for 2016, but now that my studio is a short, relaxing walk away from our apartment, I can’t imagine I’ll start anytime soon. I should really plan day trips to areas of Brooklyn I’ve never been and ride there. I know of dozens of coffee shops I still need to visit, so maybe that should be my driving force.

Take a trip outside of Brooklyn every 3 months

Jen and I at Coopers Rock, WV

I‘m proud to say that we traveled a fair amount this past year. We weren’t one of those couples who is constantly instagramming exotic locations around the world, but we at least got out of the city every three months—traveling to Upstate New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Portland, and West Virginia. After reaching that goal, I realized that traveling every three months isn’t enough. For 2016, the new goal is to take four big trips with a few shorter trips in between. So far, we already have Joshua Tree and Palm Springs booked for February along with a week in Austin for July. And, I can guarantee that we’ll return to Portland again in the fall.

In 2016

Looking ahead, I plan to focus on quality of life. This doesn’t only mean experiencing more, but also taking care of myself. I need to slow down, work less, and reduce unnecessary stresses in my life.

Embrace the freelance schedule

Jen and I practically live at the studio with how much we work, so I want to battle that with a more flexible schedule. Instead of racing to the studio in the morning and zombie-walking home at night, I’d like to start a couple days a week without an agenda. Since we also tend to work the weekend, I want to start treating Wednesday like a mid-week weekend. Hopefully, that will break the week up better and help prevent those stretches when we forget to take time off. We really need to take advantage of the most appealing aspect of freelance—not having a schedule.

Contribute to open source

I know this entails more work, which is against my theme for 2016, but I feel the need to give back to the coding community. I try to write about my process and experiences as much as I can, but I haven’t really shared much code over the years. After years of coding in private, I miss having code out in the public for the world to reference and utilize. I’d be happy with even contributing the occasional one-line pull request.

Spend time in the kitchen

Our tiny kitchen in Brooklyn

For those who don’t live in a tiny apartment or rely on Seamless for dinner, you might have a difficult time grasping the fact that we don’t use our kitchen. Now that we have a new floor and more space, I really want to spend more time in our “closet with a stove”. I’m not much of a cook, but I know I can follow a recipe. Even if this only results in cooking dinner once a week, I’d feel accomplished.

Establish a better backup system

For how cautious I am in real life, most people would be shocked to know that I don’t backup much of my data. All of my code is on Github and all of my other work is on Dropbox, but everything else is on a few hard drives that aren’t backed up anywhere. The plan for 2016 is to have a local RAID 0 hard drive system for working files in combination with Backblaze backing up everything to the cloud. I know Murphy’s Law can come into full effect at any moment with drive failures, so I need to make this priority one.

Write 2016’s recap before New Year’s Eve

Lastly, I want to write next year’s post with plenty of time to spare before the New Year. Here’s to 2016!

          In 2015      Cache   Translate Page      

The end of this year really crept up on me. I spent most of it heads-down working, so I didn’t even think of writing a year-in-review post until the last possible day. I wrote one for 2012 and it felt good to look back at past accomplishments, but I feel like 2014 was just a work-in-progress year for me. Because of this, I’m going to focus on the upcoming year instead and list a few things I want to accomplish.

Ship Cushion

If you don’t know about Cushion, I’m surprised. Not because you should know about it, but more because I feel like it’s all I talk about anymore. Cushion is the freelancer app I’ve been working on day and night for most of the year. 3 months ago, I rolled out a paid beta and I hope to publicly launch in the next month or so.

Use spreadsheets

When I started working on Cushion, I made a point to be transparent, so I started tracking its expenses in a spreadsheet. I can’t remember the last time I seriously used a spreadsheet, but I instantly rediscovered how powerful they can be. Coincidentally, my frustration with accounting software has reached defcon 1—I’m essentially paying $30/month for stress. I realized I could save that money and build a custom-tailored system using a simple spreadsheet. It’ll require a bit more manual work, but I’m certain I’ll sleep better at night.

Continue existing routines

Coming off my sabbatical in June, I decided to establish a few routines. The first was to limit client work to 3 days a week. With Cushion bringing in an income of its own now, this routine has been a possibility for the past few months. The second routine was an uphill battle—getting a gym membership and actually going. I discovered that pairing routines increases the likelyhood that they will succeed, so after a long day of client work, I head straight to the gym. I’m proud to say this routine is on its 4th month and staying strong. rimshot

One week between client gigs

This past year, I had a serious problem with overlapping client jobs, resulting in the need to take 3 months off to fully recover. I’d like to avoid another burnout, so I’m establishing a new rule for myself—one week off between client gigs. This is much easier said than done, considering the delay and drag of projects are outside of my control, but I’m going to give it a shot and hope for the best.

Book a few speaking gigs

I had a few small talks in 2014 and it was a lot of fun. I’d really like to speak more, but I’m not sure where to start—I have a lot on my mind when it comes to freelancing, bootstrapping, and working solo. Speaking in front of a crowd once scared me to death, but now I enjoy it and feel I can contribute a lot—specifically jokes that bomb.

Take more photos

Every year, I tell myself I’m going to take photos more consistently, but I always fail. It’s the first thing to go when work picks up. I’m keeping this one on the list, though, because I still think it’s important—I’m always thankful when I have photos to match memories. After a year-long break from Instagram, I plan to return tomorrow. Maybe sharing photos will encourage me to shoot more often.

Read more books

Before we moved our studio space to within walking distance of our apartment, I was a subway reader. Now, I need to set aside time if I want to read. I hate that I’ve become accustom to reading headlines and collecting browser tabs of articles I’ll never read. To fight this, I’m going to first try getting in bed earlier and reading before sleep. Then, I might turn coffee time into coffee/reading time. I think it’d go a long way in improving how I feel about my consumption habits.

Play more video games

At some point in my adulthood, I stopped playing and just decided that I would work day and night. All the video games I once played just sat on the shelf and gathered dust—I forgot what it was like to really get into a game. Jen recently convinced me to buy a PS4 (which didn’t take much convincing at all), so we’ve been getting back into it. Every other night, we’ll set aside our work and take turns playing our game. I’m currently on Grand Theft Auto 5, with The Last of Us next in the queue, while Jen continues the Assassin’s Creed series. I can’t wait to see which games come out in 2015.

Ride my bike

I bought a Linus bike a few summers ago with the best intentions, but didn’t ride it much beyond a few commutes to the studio. With so much to see in New York, I feel I’m doing a disservice to myself for not riding on a regular basis. After living here for close to 3 years, I honestly haven’t ventured far beyond my own neighborhood. When spring arrives, however, I can’t wait to explore.

Take a trip outside of Brooklyn every 3 months

Along with seeing more of the city, I need to see more outside the city. Today especially, I realized I rarely take time off. My friend Frank suggested blocking out time in my calendar every 3 months to just get out of the city. Well, I marked my calendar and I’m determined to stick to it—even if it just means a drive upstate. We’ve gone on a few trips last year with our fellow studiomates and now I’m itching to plan a few of my own.

          Un cours de Yoga à 8,90€ ?      Cache   Translate Page      

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          The Linux Foundation Announces the CHIPS Alliance, Raspberry Pi-Driven Dream Machine, Purism's Librem 5 Phone to Have Lockdown Mode, Avidemux 2.7.2 Now Available and sway 1.0 Released      Cache   Translate Page      

News briefs for March 12, 2019.

The Linux Foundation yesterday announced it is forming the CHIPS Alliance project to "host and curate high-quality open source code relevant to the design of silicon devices. CHIPS Alliance will foster a collaborative environment that will enable accelerated creation and deployment of more efficient and flexible chip designs for use in mobile, computing, consumer electronics, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications." According to the press release, Esperanto Technologies, Google, SiFive and Western Digital, are all early backers of the CHIPS Alliance, and all are "committed to both open source hardware and continued momentum behind the free and open RISC-V architecture."

The Dream Machine is a Raspberry Pi-driven vending machine recently launched by FOODBEAST and Nissin. reports that the Dream Machine "retrofit vending machine" is part of a digital viral marketing campaign", and it "dispenses ramen noodles, video games, and swag in exchange for the use of an Instagram hashtag". So far, the Dream Machines have appeared in Torrance, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Purism announces that along with three kill switches, Librem 5 smartphone also will have a new feature called "Lockdown Mode". As far as the kill switches, one is for cameras and microphone, one for WiFi and Bluetooth, and one for cellular baseband. Lockdown Mode goes further and "extends our normal kill switches to provide even more security and privacy". Purism's Chief Security Officer Kyle Rankin writes, "When in Lockdown Mode, in addition to powering off the cameras, microphone, WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular baseband we also cut power to GNSS, IMU, and ambient light and proximity sensors. Lockdown Mode leaves you with a perfectly usable portable computer, just with all tracking sensors and other hardware disabled. If you switch any of the hardware kill switches back on, the hardware that corresponds to that switch powers on along with GNSS, IMU, and ambient light and proximity sensors."

Avidemux 2.7.2 was released yesterday. This version of the video editor includes new demuxers and encoders, as well as the usual bugfixes. See also the UbuntuHandbook post for links to downloads and more install information.

sway 1.0 was released yesterday. This marks the first stable release of sway, and "represents a consistent, flexible, and powerful desktop environment for Linux and FreeBSD". Creator Drew DeVault writes, "Sway 1.0 adds a huge variety of features which were sorely missed on 0.x, improves performance in every respect, offers a more faithful implementation of Wayland, and exists as a positive political force in the Wayland ecosystem pushing for standardization and cooperation among Wayland projects." The GitHub page for sway 1.0 is here.

          "Sollst dringend Dad anrufen": Was ist bei Paris Hilton los?      Cache   Translate Page      
Sorge um Paris Hilton (38)! Wie gewohnt bringt die Sängerin und Unternehmerin auf Instagram einen Post nach dem anderen raus, nimmt ihre Fans mit in ihr volles Leben als Celebrity. Zwischen neueren Posts erinnert sie in Throwback-Videos immer wieder zurück an alte Zeiten. Vor wenigen Tagen teilte sie dann ein Video ihres Songs "Stars Are Blind". So weit, so gut, aber ein Kommentar unter dem Beitrag gibt Anlass zur Sorge – denn Paris' Vater selbst meldet sich zu Wort!
          Instant zvezde: Mama Luku Dončiću peče pico, najprijaznejši član Čukov Jernej Tozon se je slekel za ženske       Cache   Translate Page      
Kaj se je te dni dogajalo na instagram profilih znanih Slovenk in Slovencev? Mama Luke Dončića v Dallasu veliko telovadi in peče pice, Jernej Tozon je na dan žena vsa dekleta počastil s fotografijo zgoraj brez, Melania pa naj bi imela dvojnico, ki...
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Жена известного певца Сергея Бабкина Снежана ждет третьего ребенка. Семь месяцев она удачно скрывала свою беременность от прессы. Однако сегодня Сергей в сети Instagram поделился своей радостью с фанатами написав: …

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          【ニコニコ動画】【大阪12区補選】情勢は北川、樽床、藤田「3人横一線」- 公明の支援がカギ      Cache   Translate Page      

【大阪12区補選】情勢は北川、樽床、藤田「3人横一線」- 公明の支援がカギ

【大阪12区補選】情勢は北川、樽床、藤田「3人横一線」- 公明の支援がカギ




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          【情報コーナー】大阪12区補選は北川、樽床、藤田氏「3人横一線」- 公明の推薦が得られるかどうか?      Cache   Translate Page      

【大阪12区補選】情勢は北川、樽床、藤田氏「3人横一線」- 公明の支援がカギ

自民 衆院補選「最低1勝」 告示まで1か月…府議選で「譲歩」 公明の支援期待 : 政治 : 読売新聞オンライン



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— ぽぽんぷぐにゃん (@poponpgunyan) 2019年3月12日




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          【情報コーナー】ピエール瀧容疑者の逮捕、「実話ナックルズ」の予言がまた的中かと話題に      Cache   Translate Page      

【大阪ダブル選】府知事選:自民は小西禎一元副知事を擁立 - 勝算はあるか? 


ピエール瀧容疑者を逮捕 麻薬取締法違反の疑い #ldnews 『現在はNHK大河ドラマ「いだてん~東京オリムピック噺~」に出演、昨年のTBS系ドラマ「陸王」ではランニングシューズメーカーの部長役として存在感を放っていた。』いだてんも放送中止になるのか?

— ぽぽんぷぐにゃん (@poponpgunyan) 2019年3月12日



— ぽぽんぷぐにゃん (@poponpgunyan) 2019年3月12日



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・【タレコミ】第2の純烈「DA PUMPメンバーに女性スキャンダル」











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          【電気グルーヴは解散か!?】ピエール瀧容疑者、コカイン使用疑いで逮捕 容疑認める      Cache   Translate Page      

【大阪ダブル選】府知事選:自民は小西禎一元副知事を擁立 - 勝算はあるか? 

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ピエール瀧容疑者を逮捕 麻薬取締法違反の疑い #ldnews 『現在はNHK大河ドラマ「いだてん~東京オリムピック噺~」に出演、昨年のTBS系ドラマ「陸王」ではランニングシューズメーカーの部長役として存在感を放っていた。』いだてんも放送中止になるのか?

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          【大阪ダブル選:市長選は北野妙子市議が出馬か!?】大阪市長選、自民が女性市議軸に調整      Cache   Translate Page      

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北野 妙子 | 自民党 大阪府支部連合会

>平成17年11月27日 淀川区補欠選挙において大阪市会議員に初当選。













— ぽぽんぷぐにゃん (@poponpgunyan) 2019年3月12日




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          'Slap in face': TV star's daughters ripped online in college fraud scheme      Cache   Translate Page      

'Slap in face': TV star's daughters ripped online in college fraud scheme"What a slap in the face for people who are waitlisted, or people who are academically smart but can't afford college," wrote one Instagram user, @tyleranny. U didn't even have to go to college, u can afford not to." Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to pay bribes of $500,000 in a scheme that involved cheating on college entrance exams to help their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Giannulli, get into the University of Southern California, according to court documents. Federal prosecutors in Boston charged 50 people on Tuesday in the alleged $25 million racketeering scheme to help rich Americans cheat to gain admission for their children into Yale, Stanford and other top schools.

          Wonder Woman εναντίον Νετανιάχου - Η ισραηλινή ηθοποιός Γκαλ Γκαντότ υπερασπίζεται τους Άραβες      Cache   Translate Page      

Ένα ακόμη πλήγμα αυτή τη φορά από το εξωτερικό και τον κόσμο του θεάματος, δέχεται ο ισραηλινός πρωθυπουργός λίγο πριν τις πρόωρες εκλογές της 9ης Απριλίου. Τη στιγμή που βρίσκεται αντιμέτωπος με βαρύτατες κατηγορίες για υποθέσεις διαφθορά και χρηματισμού ο Μπέντζαμιν Νετανιάχου δέχεται σφοδρή κριτική από διάσημες ισραηλινές ηθοποιούς με τελευταία την Γκαλ Γκαντόντ, που υποδύθηκε το ρόλο της Wonder Woman. 

H Γκαντόντ συντάχθηκε με χρήστες των μέσω κοινωνικής δικτύωσης που σφυροκοπούν τον ισραηλινό πρωθυπουργό για τις τελευταίες δηλώσεις του πως το κράτος του Ισραήλ δεν ανήκει σε όλους τους πολίτες του, αλλά μόνον στους Εβραίους. Το σχόλιο του Νετανιάχου είχε έρθει μάλιστα ως σύσταση προς την παρουσιάστρια και μοντέλο Ροτέμ Σιλά η οποία είχε επικρίνει νωρίτερα την υπουργό Πολιτισμού Μίρι Ρεγκέβ, η οποία είχε υποστηρίξει ότι μια εκλογική νίκη του αντιπάλου του Νετανιάχου, Μπέντζαμιν Γκαντζ δεν θα ήταν καλό για το Ισραήλ γιατί «αυτός θα σχηματίσει συνασπισμό με τους Άραβες».

Η διαμάχη Ροτέμ-Γκαντότ με Νετανιάχου

Η Ροτέμ σχολίασε: «Ποιο είναι το πρόβλημα με τους Άραβες; Κύριε των Ουρανών , υπάρχουν και Άραβες πολίτες σε αυτή τη χώρα. Το Ισραήλ είναι ένα κράτος όλων των πολιτών του και όλοι οι άνθρωποι γεννιούνται ίσοι».

Και η απάντηση του Νετανιάχου ήταν: «Αγαπητή Ροτέμ μια σημαντική διόρθωση: το Ισραήλ δεν είναι το κράτος όλων των πολιτών του.Σύμφωνα με το Σύνταγμα που ψηφίστηκε από εμάς, το Ισραήλ είναι το κράτος των Εβραίων - και κανενός άλλου».

Η Γκαντότ πήρε μέρος στη διαμάχη που ξέσπασε στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης και απευθυνόμενη στα 28εκατ ακολούθους της σχολίασε: «Αγάπα τον πλησίον σου ως εαυτόν» . Όπως επισημαίνει  «Δεν έχει να κάνει με τη δεξιά, ή την αριστερά, ούτε με Άραβες και Εβραίους. Ούτε με λαϊκούς και θρησκευόμενους. Είναι ένα ζήτημα διαλόγου για την ειρήνη, την ασφάλεια και την ανεκτικότητα», τονίζει η Γκαντότ, ηθοποιός που έγινε γνωστή μέσα από τη σειρά ταινιών Fast & Furious.

Ροτέμ Σελά


Στο μεταξύ βέβαια η κόντρα Σελά και Νετανιάχου συνεχιζόταν. «Πότε στο καλό κάποιο μέλος της κυβέρνησης θα δηλώσει μπροστά στις κάμερες, ενώπιον του κοινού, πως το Ισραήλ είναι μία χώρα για όλους τους πολίτες του και ο καθένας γεννιέται ίσος, ακόμη και οι Άραβες;», έγραψε στον δικό της λογαριασμό στο Instagram η φίλη της Σέλα για να της απαντήσει ο Νετανιάχου: «το Ισραήλ σέβεται τα προσωπικά δικαιώματα όλων -εβραίων και μη. Εξίσου όμως είναι ένα κράτος του εβραϊκού λαού. Οι άλλοι λαοί, οι εθνικότητες και μειονότητες ήδη εκπροσωπούνται σε άλλα κράτη».

Στη διαμάχη ενεπλάκη και ο πρόεδρος του Ισραήλ Ρέουβεν Ρίβλιν, που εκπροσωπεί την μετριοπαθή πτέρυγα του Λικούντ, παίρνοντας αποστάσεις  από τις δηλώσεις του Νετανιάχου: «Σε τούτη τη χώρα δεν υπάρχουν πολίτες πρωτοκλασάτοι και ούτε υπάρχουν πολίτες, ή ψηφοφόροι, δευτεροκλασάτοι. Στο κράτος του Ισραήλ υπάρχει ισότητα στα δικαιώματα για όλους», τόνισε ο Ρίβλιν, κατά τη διάρκεια εκδήλωσης για την 40η επέτειο της ειρήνης με την Αίγυπτο.

Σημειώνεται πως και η ηθοποιός Νάταλι Πόρτμαν,πέρυσι αρνήθηκε να συμμετάσχει σε δημόσια εκδήλωση στην Ιερουσαλήμ μαζί με τον Ισραηλινό πρωθυπουργό. 


Οι εκλογές και οι Ισραηλινοί - Άραβες

Ο Νετανιάχου στις επερχόμενες εκλογές θα βρεθεί αντιμέτωπος με τρεις πρώην αρχηγούς του επιτελείου ενόπλων δυνάμεων (τους πρώην στρατηγούς Μπένι Γκατζ, Μόσε Γιαλόν και Γκάμπι Ασκενάζι, της κεντρώας συμμαχίας «Γαλάζιο και Λευκό»), που απειλούν την πολιτική του ισχύ, όπως γράφει ο πολιτικός αναλυτής Μπεν Κάσπιτ στην εφημερίδα Maariv. «Το κεντρικό ζήτημα είναι εάν θα υπάρξει μία πλειοψηφία της συμμαχίας που μαζί με τα αραβικά κόμματα θα εμποδίσουν την επανεκλογή του».

Τα αραβικά κόμματα, που στις περασμένες εκλογές του 2015 είχαν κατέλθει ενωμένα και αποτέλεσαν την τρίτη δύναμη στην Κνεσέτ (Κοινοβούλιο) μετά το Λικούντ και τους Εργατικούς, τώρα κατέρχονται διαιρεμένα. Από τη μία πλευρά, η συμμαχία Χαντάς-Τάαλ, με επικεφαλής του προβεβλημένους ηγέτες της αραβικής κοινότητας Αϊμαν Όντεχ και Άχμαντ Τίμπι, που επιδιώκει να επαναλάβει τον εκλογικό θρίαμβο του ’15. Από την άλλη, το κόμμα Μπαλάντ-Ενωτικό Ψηφοδέλτιο με ριζοσπαστικό εθνικιστικό χαρακτήρα έχει αποκλεισθεί από την επικείμενη αναμέτρηση από το εκλογοδικείο, με την κατηγορία ότι «αρνείται τον ιουδαϊκό χαρακτήρα του ισραηλινού κράτους» και πλέον αναμένει την απόφαση του Ανωτάτου Δικαστηρίου για το εάν μπορεί να συμμετάσχει στις εκλογές.

Το 1,8 εκατ. αράβων πολιτών που αντιπροσωπεύουν το 20% του πληθυσμού του Ισραήλ, θεωρεί πως το Σύνταγμα καθιερώνει τις διακρίσεις έναντι των Παλαιστινίων που παρέμειναν εντός των συνόρων του ισραηλινού κράτους, μετά τον πόλεμο της ανεξαρτησίας του 1948. Αναγνωρίζει μόνον την αυτοδιάθεση των Εβραίων και ορίζει ως επίσημη γλώσσα μόνον τα εβραϊκά. Το 85% των Αράβων είναι μουσουλμάνοι, μαζί με χριστιανούς και άλλες θρησκευτικές μειονότητες, ενώ το μισό του αραβικού πληθυσμού να είναι κάτω των 18 ετών, με τη δημογραφική τάση του φαίνεται να σημειώνει κάμψη την τελευταία 50ετία, καθώς ο μέσος όρος των γεννήσεων από 9,2 παιδιά ανά γυναίκα έχει μειωθεί στα 3,3 σήμερα, σχεδόν ίσος με αυτό των εβραϊκών οικογενειών.


«Ζοφεροί καιροί»

Αναφορικά με τις δύο ηθοποιούς και τις αντιδράσεις τους, ο Τίμπι σχολίαζε στο Twitter: «το ότι μία σημαίνουσα δημόσια προσωπικότητα πρέπει να οπλισθεί με θάρρος για να μπορέσει να εκφράσει ότι και οι Άραβες επίσης είναι ανθρώπινα όντα, διατρανώνει ότι ζούμε σε ζοφερούς καιρούς».

Αλλά και σε άρθρο της, η εφημερίδα Haaretz, επίσης επαινεί εκείνους που τολμούν να πολεμήσουν «την απονομιμοποίηση των πολιτικών εκπροσώπων της αραβικής κοινότητας». «Ο Νετανιάχου παραδέχθηκε εν τέλει πως το Σύνταγμα καθοσιώνει την νομική ανωτερότητα των Εβραίων και διατρανώνει πως το Ισραήλ ανήκει περισσότερο σε έναν Εβραίο με διπλή υπηκοότητα Αμερικανική και Ισραηλινή (όπως όλοι οι μετανάστες) απ′ όσο σε έναν Άραβα πολίτη που γεννήθηκε στη χώρα τούτη» σημειώνει.

Τα 1,8 εκατ. Άραβες πολίτες, που αντιπροσωπεύουν το 20% του πληθυσμού του Ισραήλ, θεωρούν πως το Σύνταγμα καθιερώνει τις διακρίσεις έναντι των Παλαιστινίων που παρέμειναν εντός των συνόρων του ισραηλινού κράτους, μετά τον πόλεμο της ανεξαρτησίας του 1948. Αναγνωρίζει μόνον την αυτοδιάθεση των Εβραίων και ορίζει ως επίσημη γλώσσα μόνον τα εβραϊκά. Το 85% των Αράβων είναι μουσουλμάνοι, μαζί με χριστιανούς και άλλες θρησκευτικές μειονότητες, ενώ το μισό του αραβικού πληθυσμού να είναι κάτω των 18 ετών, με τη δημογραφική τάση του φαίνεται να σημειώνει κάμψη την τελευταία 50ετία, καθώς ο μέσος όρος των γεννήσεων από 9,2 παιδιά ανά γυναίκα έχει μειωθεί στα 3,3 σήμερα, σχεδόν ίσος με αυτό των εβραϊκών οικογενειών.

Πηγές: ΒΒC, Bloomberg, ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

          Έρχεται το σίκουελ του βιβλίου «P.S. I Love You» - η ανακοίνωση της Σεσίλια Άχερν      Cache   Translate Page      

Δεκατέσσερα χρόνια μετά την κυκλοφορία του δημοφιλούς βιβλίου «P.S. I Love You», η συγγραφέας Σεσίλια Άχερν ανακοίνωσε ότι ολοκλήρωσε το σίκουελ του μυθιστορήματος. 

Με ένα μήνυμα στο Τουίτερ, την ένδειξη «Έχω μεγάλα νέα» με κεφαλαία γράμματα και το εξώφυλλο του νέου βιβλίου η Άχερν αποκάλυψε ότι έγραψε τη συνέχεια της ερωτικής ιστορίας, με τίτλο «Postscript». «Το “Postscript” θα κυκλοφορήσει στις 19 Σεπτεμβρίου στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο και την Ιρλανδία. Ελπίζω να υποδεχθείτε τη Χόλι και τον Τζέρι και ελπίζω η ανάγνωση να είναι τόσο συναισθηματική όσο ήταν για μένα», έγραψε η συγγραφέας. 

To «P.S. I Love You», το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε το 2004, περιέγραφε τη σχέση του ζευγαριού και το γεγονός ότι η Χόλι έλαβε δέκα φακέλους μετά τον θάνατο του Τζέρι, κάθε μήνα από έναν, που περιείχαν μηνύματα από τον Τζέρι στη σύζυγό του και όλα τελείωναν με: «Υ.Γ: Σ’αγαπώ». 

Το πρώτο βιβλίο έγινε πολύ γρήγορα best seller στην Ιρλανδία, παραμένοντας στις λίστες βιβλίων για δεκαεννέα εβδομάδες. «Η συγγραφή του βιβλίου υπήρξε μια συναισθηματική εμπειρία. Δεν ξέρω πως κατάφερα να το κρατήσω μυστικό για τόσο πολύ καιρό, αλλά ανυπομονούσα να το μοιραστώ μαζί σας». 

Το 2007, το βιβλίο μεταφέρθηκε στη μεγάλη οθόνη με πρωταγωνιστές τους Χίλαρι Σουάνγκ και Τζέραλντ Μπάτλερ.  

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Όπως ήταν αναμενόμενο, οι θαυμαστές ήταν ενθουσιασμένοι με την ανακοίνωση. Ανάμεσα στα μηνύματα, ένας χρήστης της πλατφόρμας έγραψε: «Τα καλύτερα νέα, ανυπομονώ να διαβάσω το βιβλίο».  

«Δεν ονειρεύεστε. Συμβαίνει πραγματικά. Το πολυαναμενόμενο σίκουελ του best seller της Σεσίλια, “P.S. I Love You” έρχεται αυτό το φθινόπωρο, επανενώνοντας τους αναγνώστες με τη Χόλι Κένεντι και συστήνοντας νέους χαρακτήρες», τουίταρε το βρετανικό βιβλιοπωλείο Waterstones. 

Πηγή: Marie Claire

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Στις 8 Μαρτίου, την Παγκόσμια Ημέρα της Γυναίκας, η Αλίσα Μιλάνο δημοσίευσε ένα μήνυμα στο Τουίτερ, αφιερωμένο στις γυναίκες τρανσέξουαλ.

Συγκεκριμένα έγραψε: «Τρανσέξουαλ αδερφές μου. Γιορτάζω εσάς αυτή την ημέρα!». Λίγα λεπτά αργότερα, ένας χρήστης της πλατφόρμας, τη ρώτησε αν είναι και η ίδια τρανσέξουαλ και η Μιλάνο απάντησε ότι είναι «τα πάντα».

«Είμαι τρανσέξουαλ, είμαι μαύρη, μετανάστρια, λεσβία, ένας γκέι. Είμαι άνθρωπος με αναπηρία, είμαι τα πάντα. Όπως είσαι κι εσύ Κερκ», έγραψε η ηθοποιός. Και συμπλήρωσε: «Μην φοβάσε ο,τι δεν γνωρίζεις ή καταλαβαίνεις. Κανένας δεν θέλει να σε πληγώσει. Όλοι ψάχνουμε για το ευτυχισμένο τέλος μας». 

Παρόλο που δεν το εννοούσε κυριολεκτικά, η πρώην πρωταγωνίστρια της δημοφιλούς σειράς «Charmed», δέχθηκε σκληρή κριτική για το τουίτ της, με πολλούς χρήστες της πλατφόρμας να τονίζουν ότι εκείνη είναι μια επιτυχημένη, λευκή γυναίκα. 

Ένας ακόλουθός της απάντησε: «Όχι, είσαι μια υπερασπίστρια και να είσαι εντάξει με αυτό. Αυτός δεν είναι ο τρόπος για να πεις ότι μας υπερασπίζεσαι. Απλά δεν μπορείς να προσποιήσε μια εμπειρία την οποία δεν έχεις. Αυτή είναι η προσέγγιση ”δεν βλέπω χρώμα”, η οποία είναι καταπιεστική». 

Ο Youtuber Ρομπ Γκάβαγκαν, συμμετείχε στη συζήτηση, γράφοντας: «Το να υποστηρίζεις τους τρανς ανθρώπους, τους μαύρους, τους μετανάστες, τις λεσβίες, τους γκέι και τους ανάπηρους, είναι καλό. Το να ισχυρίζεσαι ότι είσαι εκείνοι επειδή τους αγαπάς, είναι λίγο ανόητο και διαστρεβλώνει την ιδέα της συμμαχίας. Υποστηρίζω τους ανθρώπους με αναπηρία. Δεν σημαίνει ότι είμαι κι εγώ ανάπηρη και το να λέω ότι έχω αναπηρία με οποιονδήποτε τρόπο είναι ένα ψέμα και δεν βοηθάει καθόλου τους ανθρώπους που ισχυρίζεσαι ότι υποστηρίζεις». 

Μετά τον καταιγισμό τουίτ, η Μιλάνο απάντησε, γράφοντας: «Είμαι ευτυχισμένη που αυτό το τουίτ πυροδότησε τη συζήτηση. Λυπάμαι αν προσέβαλε κάποιους. Σας βλέπω και σας ακούω. Αλλά μια μικρή υπενθύμιση: η ενσυναίσθηση δεν είναι κακό πράγμα. Η μικρή διαφορά είναι σημαντική όπως και η κυριολεκτική ερμηνεία δεν είναι πάντα προβλεπόμενη. Και μπορώ να ταυτιστώ με και όχι να ταυτιστώ ως. Και τα δυο είναι ισχυρές ερμηνείες». 



Πηγή: Daily Mail


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Ο Ταϊλανδός εκατομμυριούχος, Άρnον Ρόντθονγκ είναι έτοιμος να δώσει σε όποιον παντρευτεί τη 26χρονη κόρη του, Καρνίτα, 315.000 δολάρια και να μεταβιβάσει την περιουσία της και το μερίδιό της στις οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις στο όνομά του, σύμφωνα με την Daily Mail.

Σημειώνεται πως οι επιχειρήσεις του Ρόντθονγκ αξίζουν αρκετά εκατομμύρια ευρώ καθώς ασχολείται κυρίως με την παραγωγή και διάθεση του σπάνιου φρούτου ντούριαν, το οποίο αν και εξαιρετικά δύσοσμο αποτελεί μεγάλη λιχουδιά στην Ασία. 


Ο εκατομμυριούχος πατέρας είπε ότι δεν υπάρχει κανένας περιορισμός στην εθνικότητα του υποψήφιου γαμπρού και ότι αναζητά κάποιον που θα εργάζεται σκληρά, που θα βοηθήσει ώστε να γίνει ευτυχισμένη η κόρη του, έναν άνθρωπο που θα αναλάβει την επιχείρησή του, θα διαφυλάξει και θα διασφαλίσει να συνεχιστεί το έργο του. Όπως είπε δεν τον ενδιαφέρει ο γαμπρός του να έχει πτυχίο ή μεταπτυχιακό ή διδακτορικό αλλά να είναι δουλευταράς. 

Ο 58χρονος εκατομμυριούχος ανέλαβε να πάρει τη μοίρα της κόρης του στα χέρια του και ανέλαβε δράση για αυτό που πιστεύει ότι είναι προς το συμφέρον του μέλλοντός της αν και η ίδια δηλώνει πως θα προτιμούσε να κρατήσει τα λεφτά και να κάνει πλαστικές επεμβάσεις. 



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A lendária IRON MAIDEN e a cervejaria Robinsons Brewery, depois de ter lançado a cerveja Nitro com adição de nitrogênio e CO2, anunciaram uma nova versão da famosa cerveja Trooper.

Batizada de Sun and Steel, a nova cerveja foi criada a partir de levedura de saquê, e é descrita como uma das “mais complexas” que a empresa britânica de 170 anos já desenvolveu. O produto apresenta-se com um “delicado sabor de fruta inserido numa cerveja Lager de estilo Pilsen”.

A ideia surgiu depois que Bruce Dickinson conheceu em 2016 os produtos da Okunomatsu Sake Brewery, em Fukushima, no Japão. “Dickinson ficou intrigado com a ideia de unir os dois perfis de sabor e, assim, nasceu essa nova cerveja”, diz comunicado da empresa.

Sun and Steel é o nome de uma das faixas de “Piece of Mind”, título do quarto álbum de estúdio da IRON MAIDEN, lançado em 1983, que por sua vez foi inspirado na vida do samurai japonês Miyamoto Musashi.

Bruce Dickinson comenta: “Este tem sido um projeto tão empolgante. Eu tive uma ideia maluca de tentar fazer uma lager com infusão de saquê, e mais de dois anos e meio depois, aqui estamos nós! Eu sei que Martyn e a equipe da Robinsons tiveram que se tornar cientistas loucos para fazer isso funcionar, mas o resultado final é uma cerveja híbrida realmente única e saborosa. Fãs da Trooper têm pedido cerveja e aqui está. Eu aposto que você nunca teria imaginado que faríamos isso desse jeito!”

Em 2018 a IRON MAIDEN também lançou a cerveja Light Brigade, com 4,1% ABV fabricada em apoio ao Help For Heroes, uma instituição de caridade britânica que fornece recuperação e apoio para a comunidade das Forças Armadas, cujas vidas são afetadas por seus serviços.

O desenvolvimento de todos os produtos da Trooper é supervisionado pelo vocalista e entusiasta da cerveja IRON MAIDEN, Bruce Dickinson, que trabalha em estreita colaboração com a cervejaria Martyn Weeks, da Robinsons. Até hoje, mais de 20 milhões de litros da cerveja Trooper já foram vendidos, em mais de 50 países em todo o mundo, e já conquistou a medalha de ouro do British Bottlers Institute em 3 ocasiões.

Sun And Steel, a sexta cerveja da linha Trooper, estará disponível no Reino Unido a partir de 06 de Maio em comemoração ao sexto aniversário da Trooper, com a cerveja disponível posteriormente em todo o mundo.

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A Hellion Records anunciou em sua pagina oficial no Facebook, que lançará no Brasil em Abril, o novo álbum intitulado “Controlled Demolition”, da veterana banda alemã de Heavy/Speed Metal PARAGON.

“Controlled Demolition” foi mixado e masterizado por Piet Sielck (Saxon, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger e Stormwarrior), no Powerhouse Studios em Hamburgo na Alemanha, e a arte de capa teve a assinatura do artista argentino Aldo Requena.

01. Controlled Demolition
02. Reborn
03. Abattoir
04. Mean Machine
05. Deathlines
06. Musangwe (B.K.F.)
07. Timeless Souls
08. Blackbell
09. The Enemy Within
10. Black Widow
11. ...Of Blood And Gore

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A Century Media Records disponibilizou via Youtube, o vídeo clipe de “Under No Illusions” uma das faixas do novo álbum intitulado “Demons”, da banda britânica de Heavy Metal SAVAGE MESSIAH.

“Demons” é pontuado pelo sentimento mais pessoal, do que qualquer coisa que a banda tenha compartilhado no passado. O vocalista e guitarrista Dave Silver, descreve uma banda renascida no novo álbum. “Eu olhei para o que fizemos no passado e sabíamos que poderíamos levar essa banda ainda mais longe", diz Silver. “Quando você se torna pai, suas preocupações se tornam multifacetadas”, explica ele. “Você se preocupa com o que acontece com você e com as pessoas ao seu redor. É a coisa mais estranha, o amor que você sente pelo seu filho, quase indescritível. Eu nunca me joguei em minhas letras assim antes.”

O novo álbum também vê uma mudança na produção da SAVAGE MESSIAH. Depois de fazer quatro álbuns com Scott Atkins, o grupo recrutou o produtor David Castillo, renomado por seu trabalho com bandas do porte de Amorphis, Candlemass, Kreator e Sepultura, e o álbum foi mixado por Jens Bogren em seu renomado Fascination Street Studios na Suécia (Kreator, Amon Amarth, Candlemass e Emperor).

“Demons” será lançado no dia 17 de Maio de 2019 via Century Media Records.

Mais novidades serão reveladas em breve.

01. Virtue Signal
02. What Dreams May Come
03. Heretic in the Modern World
04. Parachute
05. Under No Illusions
06. Down and Out
07. The Lights Are Going Out
08. The Bitter Truth
09. Until the Shadows Fall
10. Rise then Fall
11. Steal the Faith in Me

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Pada awalnya, orang lain mungkin akan memberikan komentar pedas. Tapi lama-kelamaan, orang lain semakin sadar betapa buruknya dampak body shaming bagi kesehatan mental.

4. Ajak Mereka Bicara Empat Mata

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Kalau tiga cara di atas belum berhasil, Anda bisa mengajak berbicara empat mata. Sampaikan dampak perkataan mereka terhadap kelangsungan hidup Anda, termasuk perkembangan psikis dan mental.

Agar tidak menimbulkan konflik, sampaikan baik-baik tanpa menunjukkan kesan marah atau kesal. Jika Anda tidak mengenal orang yang mengejek tersebut, Anda bisa menghubungi mereka lewat media sosial untuk membicarakan dampak body shaming.

Dengan demikian, orang lain sadar bahwa mengurus dirinya sendiri jauh lebih penting daripada mengurus atau mengejek bentuk tubuh orang lain.

5. Perluas Lingkup Pergaulan

Omongan orang lain sebaiknya jangan diambil pusing, apalagi kalau sampai membuat Anda takut untuk bergaul dengan banyak orang. Manfaatkan waktu untuk mencari teman baru, sehingga lingkup pergaulan semakin luas.

Anda bisa berkenalan lewat media sosial atau bergabung dalam komunitas tertentu. Sebelum melakukannya, Anda harus mau membuka diri terhadap lingkungan yang baru.

Sebab, pola pikir orang-orang yang ada di dalamnya pasti berbeda dibandingkan lingkungan yang lama. Jika mampu beradaptasi dengan baik, Anda akan menemukan satu atau dua orang yang bisa dijadikan teman baik.

6. Katakan “I Love Myself”

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Sebelum mencintai orang lain, Anda harus belajar mencintai diri sendiri terlebih dahulu. Jika Anda berhasil mencintai diri sendiri, apapun yang orang lain katakan sama sekali tidak akan menyakiti perasaan Anda.

Karena memang Anda mau menerima diri sendiri apa adanya. Sehingga Anda tidak lagi membandingkan diri sendiri dengan orang lain.

Belajar mencintai diri sendiri membutuhkan proses, tapi kalau bertekad, usaha yang Anda lakukan akan membuahkan hasil maksimal. Katakan “I love myself more than anyone” secara tulus agar kalimat ini memberikan kekuatan tersendiri bagi diri untuk hadapi body shaming.

7. Belajar Memaafkan Orang Lain

Meskipun perkataan orang lain sangat menyakitkan, Anda harus mau belajar memaafkan mereka. Menyimpan dendam tidak baik untuk kebahagiaan jiwa Anda.

Daripada kesalahan orang lain terus-menerus mengusik hidup Anda, lebih baik maafkan mereka agar hidup Anda menjadi lebih tenang.

Bangun energi positif agar Anda dapat melupakan kesalahan orang lain. Jika suatu hari mereka kembali mengejek, Anda tidak akan terpancing oleh ejekan body shaming karena hidup Anda sudah terlanjur bahagia berkat memaafkan.

Bangun Rasa Percaya Diri yang Maksimal

Meskipun sosialisasi stop body shaming sudah sering dilakukan, tapi sepertinya masih banyak orang yang tidak memedulikan. Gunakan tips-tips di atas agar Anda dapat menghadapi body shaming dengan bijak dan tenang.

Di samping itu, bangun rasa percaya diri sampai ke level maksimal agar perkataan orang lain tidak menurunkan rasa percaya diri Anda saat tampil di depan banyak orang.

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Raise your hand if this has happened to you at least once: you're at an exciting event or spending time with friends, you go to snap a quick photo, and you're greeted with one of the most annoying iPhone prompts ever - "iPhone Storage Full." You frantically go through your camera roll and delete old selfies and the thousands of candid photos you have of your sleeping pet to make some extra room. But it's too late - by the time you're able to take a photo, the moment has already passed.

Well, what if there was a trick to taking more photos on your iPhone even when it tells you its storage is full? As it turns out, there is an easy way to remedy this (if you don't have extra time to delete old content, that is). All you have to do is open up one of your social media apps - could be Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, click on the camera icon, and take a photo. The image will then be automatically saved to your camera roll - pretty great, right?

Of course, if you want to avoid getting the "iPhone Storage Full" message repeatedly, you're going to have to manage your iPhone storage so that it can free up more space, which isn't as complicated as it sounds.

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Mainio keino uuden kielen oppimiseen on yrittää saada selkoa kyseisellä kielellä kirjoitetuista ruokaohjeista. Yritän opiskella japania hiukan joka päivä, ja aina välillä vietän aikaa myös japaninkielisillä reseptisivustoilla.

Viime vuonna Japanissa asuessani seurasin Instagramissa ahkerasti Tasty Japan -kanavan ohjeita, joista kokeilulistalla ovat esimerkiksi matcha-valkosuklaakeksit.

Tätä lohiruokaa ennätin jo kokeilemaan. Alkuperäisessä ohjeistuksessa näitä tarjoiltiin tikun nokkaan aseteltuina suupaloina, mutta me keitimme kaveriksi riisiä, ja hyvin toimi silläkin tavalla:

Lohikuutiot (katso video-ohjeistus täältä)

pätkä lohifilettä kuutioituna

1 dl soijakastiketta
puolikkaasta sitruunasta puristettua mehua
25 g hienonnettua inkivääriä
4 hienonnettua valkosipulinkynttä (laitoin itse vähän vähemmän)
1 pitkulainen punainen chili pilkottuna (poistin itse siemenet)
ripaus suolaa (lopputulos oli aika suolainen, joten tämän ripauksen voi jättää poiskin)

50 g juoksevaa hunajaa
(koristeluun punaista chiliä, seesaminsiemeniä, kevätsipulia tms.)

Sekoita marinadin ainekset huolella kulhossa. Laita kuutioitu lohi joukkoon ja anna marinoitua liemessä (kulhossa kelmun alla) 15-30 minuutin ajan.

Kuumenna hiukan öljyä paistinpannulla ja kippaa lohimarinadi sekaan. Lisää pannulle myös hunaja ja seesaminsiemenet. Sekoittele ja anna kiehahtaa. Kun kastike alkaa muuttua paksummaksi, lisää lohipalat ja paista niin pitkään, että palat kypsyvät (kääntele välillä, jotta kastiketta tarttuu paloihin mahdollisimman tasaisesti). Tarjoile.

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Malum Part One (The Elite King's Club book 4), an all new dark romance by Amo Jones is NOW LIVE!

“Love is savage, love is blind, love is something they may not find…” Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a battered trailer, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. One day, she fell down The Elite Kings’ rabbit hole. Sucked into a dark vortex of lies, hate, and deceit, and spat out by money, glitz, and power. There were things this little girl didn’t know, things she was about to find out and secrets that have been kept from her. Those secrets were guarded by the boys that were about to smash her world open and tear it all apart… He may be a Malum, but she is a Stuprum, born into this world but neglected by the choice of her mother. Her eyes may not glisten with stars, but they roar with fire, and when she finally reaches her peak, it’s that same fire that will burn. Them. All. Down. My name is Tillie Stuprum, and my story is not like the rest. Everything she thought she knew is a fabricated version of the truth. I’m Nate Riverside-Malum, the one your girl whispers about to her friends and whose initials are scratched down your back. Her story is not like the rest of them, because her story is dead.

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Wow! Holy shit! OMG! I am still wrapping my head around this book. 
Malum is a fast moving story filled with twists and turns, heartbreak and tragedy with many players all shifting around in the world of the Kings. It is a perfect combination of intrigue and a complex storyline with a definite dark edge that will definitely keep you on your toes! 
Nate is one of the most complicated characters that I have ever read. He is brutal, harsh is a product of the world he lives in and showing weakness is not acceptable and secrets must be kept. 
Tillie has been kept in the dark about so many things. She is a major player in this complicated world and has power that she doesn’t even know about or understand and at the same time she has been unraveling a mystery that she doesn’t even know existed, but she now may know too much and everything is not what it seemed. 
I am so ready for the next book! Many players have now made their move in the game and I can’t wait to see how this game plays out. 

About Amo Jones
Amo Jones is a small country girl totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic. She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & partner at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.
New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.
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          RELEASE BLITZ - Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam      Cache   Translate Page      

Title: Surprise, Baby!
Standalone Companion Novel to All About the D
Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Adult Contemporary
Release Date: March 12, 2019


There’s a fine line between lust and hate.

I don’t care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks aren’t the problem.

His mouth is.

And the stupid things that come out of it.

But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me… 

Let’s just say there’s one thing we don’t clash on.

And it doesn’t involve talking.

I’ve despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend can’t change us that much, can it?

Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Except he left me a little keepsake.

And in nine months, I’ll have a surprise for Portland’s most notorious player.

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Omg why have I not read Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam’s co written books before now, after reading the brilliant Surprise Baby I can’t believe they haven’t crossed my radar up until now. 
Im not  going to write a review that’s full of spoilers because I believe you need to pick this book up with no expectations you need to read the antics of Drew and Kendall first hand like I did and I know you will love this must read witty, funny, romantic package. 
An independent business woman and a reformed party animal with friends who know them better than they know themselves leads to all sorts surprises, this book has all the feels you want and need in a great read. I laughed, I swooned and at times I sighed but most importantly I loved watching these characters grow as their story unfolds, I loved the loyalty that this group of friends share and what about the sizzling chemistry wow that was seriously off the charts. All in all a great read that I would recommend to any romance lover. Can’t wait to read more from this very talented duo.

Why have I not Lex Martin Or Leslie McAdams before because I have to say that there was  nothing that I did not love about this book? If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading these two authors writing together, then do yourself a favour and check them out. I love frenemies to lovers stories and Surprise Baby ticked all the boxes for me. This was a fun, flirty, seriously romantic story that engaged me from the start. It also had it’s serious moments and Lex Martin and Leslie McAdams handle both the fun and the serious with equal amounts of skill.Drew is a reformed party boy, who literally had no choice but to drastically change his lifestyle overnight or suffer the consequences. Whilst Kendall is an accomplished business woman with her own company. They both rub each other up the wrong way constantly; all the while being secretly attracted to each other. When circumstances bring these two together you just know that sparks are going to explode and there may well be fireworks.This is a book that you need to read for yourselves, I’m not going to say anymore for fear of spoiling your enjoyment. All I will say is that the writing was exceptional and I loved this book.

Surprise, Baby is a fun, sweet romantic comedy and I enjoyed every minute of it! 
The characters are fun, the writing is fantastic and the circumstances they find themselves in keep the story entertaining! 
The history between Kendall and Drew has been complicated for sure, in that ‘I don’t really like you’ kind of way, but there is a fine line between love and hate as they will soon discover. Kendall sees Drew as an immature man whore and he sees her as a bit stuck up. People do change, however and sometimes perceptions are wrong, but life is unpredictable and is full of surprises for Kendall and Drew. They are definitely in for an interesting ride! 

Lex Martin

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.

She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's  lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.

Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary & Management.


Leslie McAdam

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves - even if it means letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it's Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men you fantasize about. She's unapologetically sarcastic and notoriously terrible at comma placement.

Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all things. When she's not in the writing cave you'll find her fangirling over Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of outdoors on canvas.



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We are so excited to be bringing you the release of REMIND ME by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase. REMIND ME is the first book in the new Magnolia Sound series and if you love all things small-town romance, then you won't want to miss this one!



It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford—her first love who broke her heart. Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in town, he’s hoping they can put the past behind them. As they reconnect, old feelings resurface and Jake realizes that friendship is only the beginning of what he wants from Mallory. With one foot out of the door, Mallory is looking for any excuse to leave Magnolia Sound behind. Forever. Will Jake’s plan to replace the old, painful memories help him finally show her their love deserves another chance?

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Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub
          Pre-Order Blitz: Unbreak Me by Maria Vickers.      Cache   Translate Page      
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Author: Maria Vickers
Genre: MM, Gay Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: T.E. Black Designs
Cover Models: TankJoey and Dr. Travis France
Release Date: March 21, 2019


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They were supposed to be together forever. That was the plan, but through a cruel twist of fate the night before their three-year anniversary, Tex Davis lost the one man he would ever love, Memphis King. A year has passed and he still hasn’t been able to move on. Everyone tells him it’s time, but what do they know? Memphis was his partner in love and life. Losing him, broke Tex.

Tex has been given an opportunity to move from New York to Seattle. His friends and family are encouraging him to take it, but he has already decided to decline the offer because that would mean leaving Memphis behind. 

Then something happened. 

Whether it be fate or something else, Memphis came back to him. Tex’s first love is supposed to help him move on, but not even Memphis can bring himself to force Tex to let him go. 

Is it so wrong to want to spend forever with the person you loved most? Both hearts are begging to be unbroken.

Two broken hearts, one wandering soul.

Maria Vickers currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing and after she became disabled in 2010, she decided to use writing as her escape. She believes that life is about what you make of it. You have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.

From a young age, she has always loved books and even dreamed of being an author when she was younger. Growing up in the Navy, she used to weave tales for her siblings and her friends about anything and everything. And when she wasn't creating her own stories, she had a book in her hand. They transported her to another world. She hopes that with her books, her readers have the same experience and that they can relate to her characters.

Getting sick changed her life forever, but it also opened doors for her that she thought would always be out of reach.








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          RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEWS: Butt Ending by R.C. Stephens      Cache   Translate Page      
Time to hit the sin bin: Butt Ending by R.C. Stephens is LIVE!!
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Sloane has been on her share of dates. She just can’t seem to find the right guy to pop her virgin cherry. Sloane’s mother, a well-known sex guru, believes she’s suffering from a hostile vagina. Poor Sloane is beginning to believe her mother’s professional diagnosis is true. Except for one small detail... She’s been pining for her best friend’s brother, Oli, for the past decade. Sloane’s heart is set on the unattainable, sexy-as-sin hockey player. She would give up on her Oli fantasy if it weren’t for those constant heated glares and that one passionate kiss that set her world on fire confirming her hostile vagina is right. Oli is the man for the job. Problem is, Oli seems to have no intention of settling down and has clearly placed Sloane in the friend zone. When crisis strikes, Oli and Sloane end up trapped in a car, driving to Canada with a sweet puppy and a whole lot of chemistry. But when Oli realizes she’s a virgin, he wants to run to the farthest hills to get away from her. Sometimes happily-ever-after isn’t that easy... Butt Ending is a laugh-out-loud friends-to-lovers story. Get ready for foodgasms, dirty talk, and one heck of a sexy alpha-male hockey player.

Butt Ending is book 2 in the Big Stick Series but it can certainly be read and loved as a stand-alone, I know this because I haven’t read book 1 as yet but I will be back tracking and reading it as soon as time permits. If you love sports romance and romantic comedy Butt Ending is a must read.
Sloane Carmichael should be off limits for many reasons the first being she is my  twin sisters best friend and second I don’t do relationships so why does she make my heart race.
Oli Russell vowed when he lost his parents hat no one would ever feel the way he felt and he would never put a significant other through that but a road trip with Sloane has him feeling emotional.
Can friends become lovers will this fun couple cross lines that will change both their futures.....
This book has it all, it was funny, it was passionate and this author created the perfect banter between all of her characters. This author is new to me but I’m telling you now that’s about to change, I have no idea why she hasn’t crossed my radar before now because I loved everything about Butt Ending and I’m looking forward to reading more from this talented author.

I know most people will find this hard to believe but R.C. Stephens is a new author to me.
Although this is the second book in the series I had no issues reading as a stand alone.., although I will bow seek out book one as soon as I can.
Butt Ending is a friends to lovers story that had me enchanted from the first chapter. Sloane has had the hots for her best friend's brother Oli for a long time. Oli is an extremely successful and hot hockey player who really has no intention of settling down any time soon.
Sloane wants Oli to be her first but when Oli finds out she is a virgin he wants to run. I fell hard and fast for both Sloane and Oli and Chance the dog is just too cute not to mention.
Butt Ending is full of great chemistry, some angst and altogether is a great read.

About R.C. Stephens:
As far back as R.C. Stephens can remember she was a sucker for a good romance. Of course there had to be a prince charming even if he ultimately was a dark knight and there had to be a happy ending. She watched the movie Dirty Dancing way too many times growing up and Jean Claude Van Damme movies too. Go figure! After years of saying she would write a book one day, she finally put pen to paper and carved out the plot line for what would eventually become the best selling Twisted Series. Now R.C. is just finishing up her tenth book and can’t seem to stop the stories running through her mind. Visit R.C. on her Facebook page to find out what’s new in her life and what releases she has coming up.
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Three of Hearts
by Angela Nicole


Series: Mastered Hearts; Book 5
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Menage

Marcus and Matthew

As brothers, we are always taught to share. We share a successful business, a beautiful beachfront home, and hot women. We'd gladly give it all up for a chance to be with the only woman we've ever loved, our best friend, Kate.

The problem is, Kate doesn't know how we feel. When she does find out, we're surprised to learn she's loved us since we were young.

As we're about to embark on a summer of getting to know one another intimately, the threat of losing our friendship hangs over us.


I've been in love with Marcus and Matthew Bailey since I was a young girl. As my two best friends, they've been there through the tragic death of my parents, and my failed marriage to a man I didn't love.

When I suddenly find myself alone for the summer, my thoughts turn to getting Marcus and Matthew into my bed.

But can one hot summer lead to a lifetime of being shared by two men?

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Happy Holidays!  I'm still alive and still posting. I just seemed to move on to Instagram these days!  I loved blogging, but it seems so many others moved on, too. I like the accessibility and visibility of Instagram these days as it's so much easier to post pictures and easier for larger audiences to see you with hashtags. id like to invite anyone who hasn't yet to please visit me at 58Cherries on Instagram and see what I've been up to!!

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Η Κατερίνα Καινούργιου με αφορμή τον καλό καιρό το περασμένο Σαββατοκύριακο έβαλε το μαγιό της και πήγε στην παραλία με τις φίλες της. Εκεί πόζαρε με αποκαλυπτικό μαγιό και «ανέβασε» τη φωτογραφία στον προσωπικό λογαριασμό της στο instagram, την οποία λίγο αργότερα διέγραψε. άλλον σκέφτηκε ότι ήταν ιδιαίτερα αποκαλυπτική και δεν μας έχει συνηθίσει σε […]
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La humorista e instagramer dominicana Yamilet González, mejor conocida como “La González” se encontró con la prensa dominicana a propósito de su nuevo espectáculo, “La González es un show”, una gira que inicia en su país, en Hard Rock Café Santo Domingo, este sábado 16 de marzo

Conocida por personajes como “La Turula”, el primero que creó, Yamilet Surgió de las redes sociales y aseguró que le ha costado ganarse el respeto del público. A pesar de haber pensado en rendirse, dijo que no desistió del todo de su sueño de entregar humor, el cual ve materializado a través de esta plataforma, y de las cuales vive actualmente.

“Presentarme en mi país con mi espectáculo de humor, proyectar mi carrera en la tierra que me vio nacer es un paso muy importante para mí. Vine con una maleta cargada de ilusiones y sueños por realizar y no pretendo irme con las manos vacías, quiero crecer y ganarme el respeto del público”, aseguró Yamilet, quien radica en Europa.

La González considera que a quienes están en las redes sociales se les hace difícil que se les reconozca a nivel de medios de comunicación. Por tal motivo, se dijo a si misma que no iba a tomar en cuenta lo negativo que la gente dijera de quienes están en las redes y demostraría que se puede lograr a través del trabajo.

“Yo vengo de las redes sociales que es mi plataforma de impulso. No ha sido fácil ganarme el respeto del público, al principio fui motivo de burlas y críticas muy duras con las que he aprendido a vivir. Estoy creciendo y quiero continuar creciendo, quiero que se me dé una oportunidad. Además, me gustaría hacer cine”, aseguró la humorista.

Por otro lado, consciente de que tiene una gran responsabilidad ante el público, ha decidido hacer un esfuerzo para llevar una línea de humor limpio y educar la sociedad, porque “juntos se puede trabajar para limpiar los medios y las redes”. Próximamente, adelantó, estará realizando algunas colaboraciones con colegas, aunque no reveló quienes y mantener la sorpresa.

Sobre el show

Además del humor que realiza a través de las redes, tendrá invitados especiales y, de cara a los cambios de personajes, habrá interacciones, un musical introductorio que resaltará la dominicanidad y cada entrada traerá sus propias sorpresas.

El espectáculo es organizado por SeaBlueRecords, del empresario artístico Enmanuel Flores, empresa que goza de gran prestigio en Europa con más de una década dedicada a la producción de eventos y manejo de artistas.

          Mira los memes de Angelique Boyer por ponerse el vestido al revés en los Premios TVyNovelas      Cache   Translate Page      
Angelique Boyer acudió a los Premios TVyNovelas con el vestido puesto al revés. No fue hasta después de haber desfilado por la alfombra azul delante de todos cuando la actriz se dio cuenta de su error y tuvo que ir a cambiarse, luciendo el vestido de dos formas diferentes durante el evento.   Como era de esperar, todo el mundo se percató de este “pequeño” despiste y los memes sobre el detalle inundaron las redes:     View this post on Instagram Mi sobrina tan digna @angeliqueboyer #angeliqueboyer A post shared by La Tia del Internet (@latiadelinternet) on Mar 11, 2019 at 9:39am PDT Resulta que el vestido de #AngeliqueBoyer se “podía usar por los dos lados”. Es tan versátil cómo el #ChanelMultiusos de Marge Simpson. — Quejosaurus Rex 🦕 (@hugaldojimenez) March 11, 2019 Todo comenzó aquí…Todo en esta vida se paga, Teresa ¡No vuelvas a humillar así! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #AngeliqueBoyer @Anboy88 #premiostvnovelas — Jorge Ramos (@jorge_ramosc) March 11, 2019 Buenísimo 🤣😂🤣👏 #AngeliqueBoyer Khé 🐶🐻! — Josuelo (@josuelo) March 11, 2019 Y como una verdadera estrella, hizo de su error un triunfo ya que se veía muy digna y elegante después de cambiarse.   Y es que desde el primer momento la propia Angelique también se lo tomó con mucho humo: “Me lo probé y me quedó perfecto, en el límite de sensualidad, no nos estábamos pasando de nada, todo perfecto. Pero la neta es que cuando me lo puse hoy dije ‘le faltan piedritas. Yo creo que le quitaron piedritas porque cuando yo me lo probé se veía bien, muy decente’. En realidad igual me cerró, eso es lo más chingón, igual me quedó (ríe), pero estaba un poquito escotada”, se sinceró tras los premios.   ¡Hasta el propio Sebastián Rulli se sumó a los comentarios con mucho humor, como no podía ser de otra manera!   @sebastianrulli y Santi #AngeliqueChallenge 😂😍 — Angelique B World (@ABoyerWorld) March 12, 2019    
          Fantasía, color y un exeurovisivo: primeros detalles de la puesta en escena de Miki en Tel Aviv      Cache   Translate Page      
El cantante de La Venda ha publicado un divertido Stories en su Instagram junto al equipo de baile que le acompañará 
          Celeb Instagram: Rannells, Criss & Creel! Tom Daley! Andrew Keenan-Bolger! Brian Justin Crum!      Cache   Translate Page      
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No escucho ni madres hasta nuevo aviso #fuckinghuehues #cholula
          Batman, Superman i Flash na concept artach z “Justice League: Mortal”      Cache   Translate Page      
Do sieci trafiły kolejne concept arty z niezrealizowane filmu “Justice League: Mortal”. Tym razem mamy okazję przyjrzeć się projektom maski Batmana z długimi uszami, oraz kostiumowi Supermana i Flasha. Wyświetl ten post na Instagramie. New concept art of Armie Hammer's Batman's cowl from Justice League Mortal. . . . . #DianaPrince #ClarkKent #JohnJones #jonjonzz […]
          Learn How to Make Perfect Cheese Plates Using This Instagram Account      Cache   Translate Page      

I am passionate about cheese plates. Not only are they filled with delicious cheese for me to eat, they’re fun to look at. A good cheese plate is a study in flavor equilibrium, but a truly excellent cheese plate is arranged in a visually pleasing, inviting manner. This Instagram account can teach you how to achieve…


          Competitions: BERLIN BOHEMIAN HOSTEL      Cache   Translate Page      
Registration Deadline: Jun 29, 2019; Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2019

Berlin is the 21st century contemporary world’s ideal capital. The city left its torrid history behind to quickly grow and cement itself into the intellectual and cultural core of the world. Berlin is the epicenter of any new movement that starts to demolish the old-world order. Ever since the wall came down in 1989, Berlin has been known as a bohemian paradise, a place where the empty spaces between east and west could be pioneered and inhabited by the most creative types, who could create and carouse with impunity.

Numerous artists from across the globe have taken full advantage of Berlin’s transition period throughout the 1990s and 2000s to find gallery and performance spaces in the most unexpected places. The underground art scene is very modern, very edgy and relatively unlimited in the city of Berlin.

Berlin is cheaper to live than most big cities today— so artists have more time to put creative energy toward their visions, and they can take the financial risks that are necessary when making art. Because of the fact they can live cheaply and have more free time, artists in Berlin tend to be very active and thriving.

The competition seeks the creation of a contemporary, edgy and quirky hostel in the city of Berlin that redefines the idea of co-living. The aim of the competition is to create an innovative architectural and spatial environment that enhances the experience of the traveler and breaks away from the conventional building typology of travelers’ hostels. The hostel should strive to create a new space that emphasizes on people-oriented design in behavioral terms as they interact and use spaces and embodies the bohemian way of living together.

The Kunsthaus Tacheles is an iconic site in terms of its historical and present-day importance. Originally a Jewish quarter that also served as a Nazi prison during WWII, it was taken over by artists who developed workshops, studios, galleries, cinemas etc. in the old building and covered its façade with graffiti and murals. The district comprises of a large open area that is home to a lot of installations and pavilions designed by artists from all over the world. The proposal should respect the ephemeral nature of the site and the spatial impermanence of structures around it. The built volume should respect and react with the site in a smooth manner. The built form should be dynamic, permeable, open, translucent and should immerse itself as a part of the context.

The hostel must become an important landmark for the district and an architectural icon that attracts more and more people. The co-living space should become a strong reference point that would generate interest from not only the travelers and artists but from locals and general public who will be spectators and third party to the bohemian way of living.

Winning participants will receive prizes totaling INR 2,00,000 with the distribution as follows:

First prize- INR 1,00,000/- + Certificate

Second prize- INR 60,000/- + Certificate

Third prize- INR 40,000/- + Certificate

10 Honorable mentions

Winners and honorable mentions will be published on archasm’s website and several international architecture magazines and websites partnered by us. 

The competition is open to everyone in the world (architects, students, engineers etc.). You can participate individually or in a team. A team can have a maximum of three members only.

Early registration: - 1st March 2019- 31st March 2019

•             For foreign nationals: 40 EUR PER TEAM

•             For Indian nationals: 1200 INR PER TEAM

Standard registration: - 1st April 2019- 31st May 2019

•             For foreign nationals: 60 EUR PER TEAM

•             For Indian nationals: 1500 INR PER TEAM

Late registration: - 1st June 2019- 29th June 2019

•             For foreign nationals: 80 EUR PER TEAM

•             For Indian nationals: 1800 INR PER TEAM

Submission deadline: 30th June 2019

Result: 25th July 2019

*All deadlines are 11:59 PM- 00:00 IST (India)

Group discounts apply for a minimum of 5 teams from one particular architecture school/university as our initiative to promote more participation from students.

Send us the following details at to avail the offer.

Please see the terms and conditions section on

This is an open international competition hosted by archasm to generate progressive design ideas. There are no plans for the hostel to be built. The competition is organized for education purpose only.


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          Redecorando el salón      Cache   Translate Page      

¡Hola a todos! Hoy os traigo un post diferente, y es que en las últimas semanas he estado cambiando algunos detalles del salón para darle un nuevo aire. 

Hace poquito conocí Posterlounge, una tienda online con diferentes opciones para decorar con cuadros y posters muy chulos. Todos los modelos están en diferentes tamaños y en diferentes acabados: madera, metacrilato...etc ¡Hay infinidad de opciones!

Yo me decanté por enmarcar en madera blanca cuatro láminas de colores con inspiración de arte abstracto que me parece que dan mucho color al salón y quedan muy bien las cuatro juntas. Además, elegí también un pequeño lienzo de una de nuestras películas favoritas: Viaje de Darjeeling de Wes Anderson. Me gusta mucho el resultado del imprimir en lienzo me parece que queda genial para decorar ya sea colgado, o en una mesita como lo he puesto yo.

¿Qué os parece el resultado? ¡Espero que os guste!


          Στην μάχη ο Θίοντορ!      Cache   Translate Page      
Ο Τζόρναντ Θίοντορ είναι αποφασισμένος να αγωνιστεί στον αυριανό αγωνα με τον ΠΑΟΚ και όπως φαίνεται θα τα καταφέρει! Δείτε τι ανέβασε ο ίδιος στο Instagram, φωνάζοντας ετοιμοπόλεμος. .
          Krönika Almedalen      Cache   Translate Page      

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Vallmon står äntligen röd i backarna och sommaren är här efter en vinter som bokstavligen varade hän till påska. Jag njuter av vår korta, men fantastiskt vackra svenska sommar! Av glittrande hav, läs mer

          Tyngdtäcke hjälper dig att sova      Cache   Translate Page      

Ni som följer med på instagram @asparre såg att jag fått äran att testa ett tyngdtäcke från  och här kommer utvärderingen: Det är fantastiskt skönt!

Man ligger omsluten på ett helt annat sätt än med ett vanligt täcke, och den extra tyngden känns trygg, skön och ”jordande”. Jag gissar att det har att göra med hur vi kommer till världen på något sätt. Att vi ligger omslutna av fostervatten … läs mer

          Off-White™ Delivers Grassy-Green Turtleneck Sweater Inspired by "Impressionism"      Cache   Translate Page      

After paying tribute to the Mona Lisa with his recently released Off-White™ cap, Virgil Abloh revisits the art world for inspiration with the delivery of his new bright green zip turtleneck sweater. The grassy-hued piece is marked by the word "Impressionism" — playing on the name of the label's Resort 2019 collection — which has been printed on the front of the garment in large script writing. Off-White™'s signature arrow logo comes into play for branding and is found plastered across the back of the style in an all-black design. Black racing stripes line the sleeves for a sporty element, while a half-zip fastening makes up the front closure. For fabrication, the item is crafted in 100% wool. Off-White™ c/o Virgil Abloh's Zip Turtleneck Sweater in green is priced at $1,330 USD. It's available for pre-order now on Moda Operandi's e-commerce site. For more on Abloh, read about his recent interview with The New Yorker, in which he addresses claims of plagiarism. View this post on Instagram resort 19 men’s Off-White™ collection titled “Impressionism” delivered to @off___white__vancouver A post shared by Off-White™ (@off____white) on Jan 21, 2019 at 4:42pm PST View this post on Instagram resort 19 men’s Off-White™ “Impressionism” collection. photography c/o available at @thestashed A post shared by Off-White™ (@off____white) on Jan 25, 2019 at 8:11pm PST

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          "That’s Why Good Doesn't Prevail" -- Virgil Abloh Addresses Claims of Plagiarism      Cache   Translate Page      

In a comprehensive The New Yorker cover story, Virgil Abloh opens up about a wide variety of topics, touching on his landmark appointment to Louis Vuitton and his time as an architect in Chicago. In perhaps the most candid section of the feature, Abloh addresses the claims of plagiarism often tossed his way. When asked about Diet Prada, perhaps the most frequent Abloh critic, Abloh initially praised the fashion watchdog: “All props to them, that’s a great concept.” However, the Off-White™ founder pointed out his problems with the frequent accusations that fly around social media. Abloh specifically took issue with a Diet Prada post from mid-January, in which the Instagram account juxtaposed a look from Off-White™'s Fall/Winter 2019 collection with an outfit designed by indie label COLRS. View this post on Instagram Another men’s fashion week, another @off____white collection with cherry picked references from indie streetwear labels? This time, the designs in question are a yellow graffitied ensemble from Cologne-based @colrsbaby by @punkzec , who showed his AW18 collection at @arisefashionweek in Lagos in April 2018, and a graphic from Manchester label @gramm . It could be a coincidence, but Virgil has been known to swipe designs from the fans he meets, some of who happen to be young creatives themselves. Interestingly enough, @punkzec met Virgil prior to one of his presentations in Paris in 2017. Think they talked design? • #colrsbaby #punkzec #arisefashionweek #lagos #streetwear #graffiti #hypebeast #hype #virgilabloh #offwhite #streetstyle #wiwt #ootd #gramm #hoodie #sweatshirt #manchester #cologne #snobshots #dietprada A post shared by Diet Prada ™ (@diet_prada) on Jan 18, 2019 at 8:58am PST “Basically the use of a yellow fabric with a pattern on it [was the entire claim],” he said. “Ring the alarm!” He sighed. “I could go on for a whole hour about the human condition and the magnet that is negativity. That’s why the world is actually like it is. That’s why good doesn’t prevail, because there’s more negative energy. You can create more connective tissue around the idea that this is plagiarized. It’s better just to sit and point your finger. That’s what social media can be. All that space to comment breeds a tendency to fester, versus actually making something.” When asked about other designs that spurred claims of imitation, Abloh jokingly replied, “Duchamp is my lawyer,” referencing famed Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp. The French-born artist frequently challenged the conventions of what defines art, most famously by placing repurposed "readymades" in art galleries. The best-known readymade is almost certainly Fountain, a urinal that sports a handwritten "R. Mutt 1917" notation. To elucidate his point, Abloh compares streetwear to Duchamp, explaining that his designs are "like hip-hop. It’s sampling. I take James Brown, I chop it up, I make a new song. ... It’s streetwear 10.0—the logic that you can reference an object or reference a brand or reference something. It’s Warhol—Marilyn Monroe or Campbell’s soup cans.” In essence, Abloh posits that he's recontextualizing familiar ideas, taking something old and making it new again via playful references and conscious subversion. View this post on Instagram We know now that Virgil is a fan of Spatialist artist Lucio Fontana’s work (see June 26th post), but we didn’t expect him to ALSO rip off a famed graphic designer’s work for a 1966 exhibition on that very same artist. AG Fronzoni’s ‘Fontana Galleria La Polena Genova 1-28 Ottobre 1966” vs. @off____white ‘s FW16 t-shirt. One of these Fronzoni posters is housed at Milan’s @latriennale , about 15-20 minutes from the Off-White headquarters lol. Dieters, comment if you’d also like to see Fronzoni’s work contextualized within Virgil’s @mcachicago retrospective next June. • #agfronzoni #offwhite #virgilabloh #luciofontana #art #graphicdesign #design #spatialism #latriennale #museum #mcachicago #hypebeast #hypebae #snobshots #tshirt #whitetshirt #jamesdeandaydream #wiwt #ootd #dietprada A post shared by Diet Prada ™ (@diet_prada) on Aug 27, 2018 at 11:12am PDT View this post on Instagram Oh, Virgil....we called this out after your September @off____white show and we'll call it out again!  That's a pretty low move knocking off @31philliplim 's Alix handbag launched in 2016.  Just changing the fabrication isn’t enough...step it up! #31philliplim #offwhite #virgilabloh #paris #pfw #nyc #nyfw #handbags #accessories #moire #leather #hardware #customhardware #paperclips #streetstyle #hypebeast #hypebae #streetwear #fuccgirl #pink #wiwt #ootd #beltbag #bumbag #fannypack #copycat #knockoff #dietprada #celine #celineshoes A post shared by Diet Prada ™ (@diet_prada) on Jan 13, 2018 at 9:34am PST Later, the feature touches on a different kind of controversy when Michael Jackson comes up in discussion. The King of Pop's white-gloved-fingerprints were all over Abloh's Fall/Winter 2019 presentation for Louis Vuitton -- prints of the singer appeared on several garments and some outfits were styled in homage to Jackson's on-stage style. Furthermore, The Wiz, a Jackson-starring retelling of The Wizard of Oz, inspired Abloh's LV debut. An avowed Jackson fan, Abloh told the New York Times that the singer was "the most important person in innovating men’s wear ever.” Abloh frequently works to Jackson's music, deriving inspiration from the artist's sweeping discography. “When I have Michael Jackson singing in the background," he said, "it’s a different type of shirt, it’s a different kind of boot, it’s a different fit of pants.” View this post on Instagram There’s only one. @VirgilAbloh’s #LouisVuitton #LVMenFW19 Show will take place this Thursday in Paris. Stay tuned. Video by @julianklincewicz A post shared by Louis Vuitton Official (@louisvuitton) on Jan 15, 2019 at 6:59am PST At the time of the New Yorker interview, Abloh hadn't seen or even heard much about the recent Leaving Neverland documentary, which alleges that Jackson sexual abused two minors. The film has since inspired swift backlash from social media and celebrities like Drake. When asked about Leaving Neverland, Abloh affirmed that he'd rather consider “the Michael that I thought was universally accepted, the good side, his humanitarian self.” The questions probe no further. Read the entire, expansive Virgil Abloh feature on The New Yorker's site. Recently, a variety of the creative director's fans and friends shared their favorite Abloh anecdotes.

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          Netflix Series 'On My Block' Heads Back to LA for Season 2      Cache   Translate Page      

Netflix's On My Block returns this spring for its second season. The series was officially renewed in April of 2018 and, this month, it's coming back to the streaming service. The coming-of-age comedy drama will pick up where its inaugural season left off: in a rough inner-city neighborhood in LA. The show's diverse group of friends reconnect after Ruby - played by Jason Genao - experiences a close encounter with death. Monse and Caesar - the series' favorite couple - reconnect with their wise friend Ruby and nerdy conspiracy theorist in Jamal for a new set of thrills all while juggling the challenges of high school. The latest trailer brings the cast together once more as they look to protect Jamal's found treasure related to RollerWorld - an old amusement park in the neighborhood rumored to be resting atop $200K USD. The Teen Choice Award-winning series will make its return on March 29 on Netflix. Take a look at the trailer for On My Block season two above and let us know if you plan on tuning in. In other news, you can now view the first full trailer for Disney's Aladdin.   View this post on Instagram   The squad is back. @onmyblock, March 29 A post shared by Netflix US (@netflix) on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:00am PDT

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          Frog Skateboards' Nike SB Blazer Is Straight out of a Children's Book      Cache   Translate Page      

The Nike SB Blazer Mid receives a lively makeover thanks to its upcoming collaboration with Frog Skateboards. Here, the sneaker's upper is treated in brushed suede -- akin to past collaboration with Stüssy -- and covered in a light green. As an ode to Frog Skateboards, the centerpiece of the collaborative pair is a chenille frog graphic peeking out above each lateral Swoosh. Moreover, pink ladybugs are applied to the model's white laces as well as the rear of each midsole. You can also spot extra frog branding on the heel and tongue tabs. The Frog Skateboards x Nike SB Blazer Mid Quickstrike arrives on March 16 at very select Nike SB retailers and for $95 USD. Fans of modern Nike SB silhouettes can browse through shots of the new Air Max Janoski 2.   View this post on Instagram   Introducing the @nikesb x @frogskateboards Blazer mid. ? Available Saturday March 16th exclusively in skate shops !!! A post shared by @ frogskateboards on Mar 11, 2019 at 1:58pm PDT

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          UNDEFEATED Launches Another Japanese Store With More Exclusive Merch      Cache   Translate Page      

Another week, another new Japanese UNDEFEATED store opening. This time, the long-running label has announced an upcoming storefront in Fukuoka's Parco mall, marking the company's debut in the Western prefecture. As per usual, an exclusive selection of goods is dropping in time for the opening. Familiar pieces, like branded long-sleeve shirts, are on hand, complete with "FUKUOKA CITY" verbiage to denote the location of the new outpost. Similarly, a Pointilist rendering of a basketball player appears on a complementary black T-shirt. What distinguishes this capsule from other past store-exclusives is a baseball bat emblazoned with UNDEFEATED's tick mark logo and the address of the new shop, a fitting accessory considering the forthcoming baseball season. The exclusive capsule launches at the UNDEFEATED Fukuoka Parco store on March 15. Most recently, we went on-foot with UNDEFEATED's latest UltraBOOST collaboration. View this post on Instagram ・・・ 3.15.19 @undefeatedinc @undefeated_sf @undefeated_lv @undefeated_az @undefeated_hongkong @undefeated_harajuku @undefeated_shibuya @undefeated_daiba @undefeated_lumine_est_shinjuku @undefeated_shizuoka @undefeated_yokohama @undefeated_osaka @undefeated_osaka_umeda @undefeated_osaka_nambaparks @undefeated_kyoto @undefeated_fukuoka @undefeated_nagoya_sakae @undefeated_okinawa A post shared by UNDEFEATED FUKUOKA (@undefeated_fukuoka) on Mar 8, 2019 at 9:57pm PST View this post on Instagram UNDEFEATED FUKUOKA PARCO GRAND OPENING CAPSULE COLLECTION // Available Friday 3/15 at Undefeated Fukuoka Parco A post shared by UNDEFEATED FUKUOKA (@undefeated_fukuoka) on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:50pm PDT

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          Tinker Hatfield Debuts and Gives Away Unreleased Nike Reacts at SXSW      Cache   Translate Page      

While speaking on a panel at the SXSW conference on Sunday, Nike legend Tinker Hatfield not only gifted the crowd with his industry insight, but literally gave away the sneakers on his feet — a pair of unreleased Nike Reacts. “That is marketing at a very high level. I thought I was going to get tackled out there for the sneakers,” said Hatfield, Nike's VP for design and special projects, who is known for creating the brand's Air Max silhouette and many of its Air Jordans. While the new React shoe hasn't been officially announced by the company, Hatfield debuted the upcoming style at the festival before promising them to one member of the audience, sending fans clamoring for the prize. Outside of wearing them for the crowd to see, the designer revealed little else about the kicks except that they would hit the market in late summer or early fall 2019. During his talk, Hatfield also discussed topics such as highlights in his career, working with Michael Jordan and taking chances when developing product. View this post on Instagram #hypebeastkicks : Tinker Hatfield が #sxsw にてNike Reactの最新モデルとみられるスニーカーを公開。 Photos: Dave Pedley / Getty Images A post shared by HYPEBEAST JAPAN (@hypebeastjp) on Mar 12, 2019 at 12:34am PDT “It’s worth fighting for good ideas, even if you’ll potentially be fired. When I sit down to design something, it’s a culmination of everything I’ve seen and done in my life to that point. Insight gives you the confidence to take those risks and buck the system to do something different,” he explained. He went on to share his recount of when Jordan nearly left Nike prior the release of the Air Jordan 3 — though Hatfield's pitch changed his tune. “[Jordan] started smiling and before long, he was in a much different state of mind. Phil Knight thinks I saved Nike that day because [Jordan’s] so important for our brand and for basketball” he said. Watch the entire conversation from SXSW in the video below. For more footwear from the label, check out the "Lime Blast" colorway of the Rise React Flyknit.

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          Aries Brings Suits to the Street in Mainline SS19 Collection      Cache   Translate Page      

On the heels of its Pre-Spring/Summer 2019 collection, London's Aries returns with a fresh array of gear as part of its mainline SS19 offering. Mixing things up, the range sees a variety of graphic garments enmeshed with suiting and deconstructed wardrobe staples. Washed-out denim and bold graphic lettering appear throughout the collection, lending a youthful edge to more progressive designs, like backless 50/50 T-shirts and Aries' signature buckled harnesses. "NEUROMANCER" verbiage is scrawled upon oversized hoodies, sleeveless shirts and tall white socks, adding graphic flair to complement the selection's other text-laden sweaters and shirts ("No Problemo," "THE ARIES PROJECT"). Aries' famed Cerne Abbas Giant print returns on long shorts and button-up shirts alike, perhaps the boldest patterns amongst polka dots and tie-dye. Double-breasted blazers and high-waisted trousers add a louche edge to the lighthearted floral prints and branded shirts, executed in lightweight mustard tones and dark navy shades to complement Aries' essential denim and tees. Select items from the new offering are currently available via Aries' web store and stockists like SSENSE. Elsewhere in London, Grind London showed off its forthcoming warm weather gear. View this post on Instagram Half and Half Silk Boxing Shorts now online A post shared by Aries (@ariesarise) on Mar 7, 2019 at 10:19am PST View this post on Instagram Pagans/warriors Longsleeve. Online Thursday. ? A post shared by Aries (@ariesarise) on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:20am PDT

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          Jordärtskockssoppa – tarmfloramat :)      Cache   Translate Page      

Anna (Instagram @rawfoodmamma) här igen. Idag vill jag gärna dela med mig av en Raw jordärtskockssoppa. ? En superbra rätt för hela kroppen!

Det är säsong för jordärtskocka. Dessutom är den väldigt fiberrik. Den innehåller mycket prebiotika vilket (förenklat) är mat till probiotika, dvs de goda magbakterierna. (Läs och lyssna mer om prebiotika genom att söka här på

Denna soppa kan fungera som ett litet test. … läs mer

          Raw granola      Cache   Translate Page      

Här kommer ett nytt favoritrecept och inlägg från ”andra” Anna (Instagram: @rawfoodmamma).

Idag unnade jag mig en Raw Granola som är supergod med växtbaserad mjölk, på kokosyoghurt eller varför inte som topping på en fruktsallad.

Nötterna och fröerna är fullspäckade med antioxidanter, bra fetter, B vitaminer, folat, E vitamin, A vitamin, magnesium, zink, järn, fosfor, kalium m.fl.

Unna er gärna ordentligt med kanel och kardemumma. De är riktiga dunderkryddor som … läs mer

          Semmelchiapudding (istället för semlor)      Cache   Translate Page      

Hej kära 4health följare. Här kommer ett gästinlägg från en vän till Anna som också heter Anna. Även jag brinner för hälsa, kost och läkande. (Ni hittar mig på Instagram; @rawfoodmamma)

Jag har tänkt på det här med unna sig. Idag stod jag i mataffären där diskarna svämmar över med semlor. Jag hörde hur någon sa att ”Idag får vi unna oss en semla”. Unna…? Det klingar väldigt dåligt i … läs mer

          Billig, enkel ”tarmfloramiddag”      Cache   Translate Page      

Här kommer ett recept som jag utlovade på instagram för en tid sedan. Den innehåller massor med härliga extrabra fibrer för våra tarmbakterier – sådana som bland annat finns i lök och bönor eller linser. Och så örter!

Min vän Eva gjorde  belugalinssalladen med kokta ägg som du ser på bilden till mig, baserat på ett recept av Tareq Taylor. Själv gör jag den ännu lite nyttigare, bl.a. genom att … läs mer

          Överväxt av jästsvamp som tex candida      Cache   Translate Page      

La upp en intervju jag gjorde för Allers på instagram häromdan om candida. Fick önskemål om större bild. Du kan läsa den på bilden nedan (klicka på bilden för ännu större)

Mer om candida genom att använda sökrutan:

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          Höstscones, höstkaka eller höstmuffins (Fria från socker, gluten och mejeriprodukter)      Cache   Translate Page      

Här kommer en favorit i repris som jag först publicerade i oktober 2016

De här höstigs godbitarna (som du kanske redan sett på instagram) rörde jag ihop med sonen. Vi använder dem som scones/ bullar (bröd) med smör, skivat ägg och salt på. Mums!

Man kan använda dem som mellanmål som de är, och de blir inte så söta, så de kan lika gärna användas som scones med smör … läs mer

          Competition Is Bad for Education: Admission Bribery Scandal Edition      Cache   Translate Page      

It is hard to know where to begin with the big story of cheating and bribery in order to gain admission to elite universities.

There are the rubbernecking aspects, actresses and business leaders ensnared by the indictment, including Lori Loughlin who with her designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to gain admission for their daughter to the University of Southern California, a daughter who was less than indifferent about the educational aspects of college to begin with.  

There are the stories of parents faking learning disabilities for their children to gain access to accommodations that would allow for the cheating to happen. The saddest story may be the parents who went to great lengths to hide the fact of the cheating from their own child, arranging for him to take a fake test.

Or another one, about non-athlete children having their faces photoshopped onto the bodies of actual athletes as proof they belonged in a pool of applicants deserving special consideration. 

We could talk about the greed, venality, corruption, and cluelessness that abounds in the details shared in the charging document. The bribes were even couched as charitable donations which allowed the parents to deduct them on their taxes. It’s simply gross. 

My jaw dropped a little deeper with each page, but it is important to distinguish between shock and surprise. I was shocked that we are finding out about these schemes, while being entirely unsurprised that something like this was going on. 

This is merely the illegal version of the rather common practices wealthy, almost universally white parents use to stack the elite admissions deck for their offspring. William Singer, the chief perpetrator of the fraud pitched the scheme as a “side door” to admission, an alternative to the “back door” of institutional advancement (meaning above board donations) that can’t offer a “guarantee” and are usually more costly.[1]

SAT tutors, admissions consultants, private schooling from the cradle, legacy admissions, crew, field hockey, grandpa’s name on a building. This is how the so-called meritocracy is supposed to perpetuate itself, not bribery and side doors.

U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, said, “The real victims in this case are the hardworking students,” who were presumably denied admission to these elite universities because of the fraud.

True enough, but not the whole truth. The full list of victims would include the following: Everybody.

As is my tendency, I immediately try to see these things through a systemic lens. Yes, the perpetrators are wrong and gross. Yes, they deserve whatever punishments are coming their way, but to truly understand the roots of this harm and fully appreciate the scope of those who are harmed, we have to go deeper.

Competition is bad for education, bad for learning, bad for students, bad, ultimately, for educational institutions as well. 

Competition is wasteful and inefficient, and leads institutions to engage in deliberately obstructive practices to hide the trust cost of attendance to students

Competition has squeezed poorer students not just out of admission at elite private universities, but public flagships as well, as demonstrated by a report from New America Education. 

Students competing for scarce slots in magnet schools or college feeders experience increased stress and anxiety. Even the “winners” are losing

I’m thinking about an even larger class of those who are harmed. How about black and brown children who are subjected to emotionally abusive practices at so-called “no excuses” charter schools so they may fare better in an admissions competition that will always be stacked against them?

Recall the story of T.M. Landry College Prep of Louisiana, which was faking transcripts in order to get their minority students into elite schools. This is a consequence of the same dysfunctional system that begat Aunt Becky bribing a dude to get her YouTube star daughter into USC. The difference is that those minority students were subjected to “a culture of fear with physical and emotional abuse, students and teachers saidStudents were forced to kneel on rice, rocks and hot pavement, and were choked, yelled at and berated,” while the daughter of the star of Garage Sale Mysteries had to experience the challenge of working around not being able to remove any of the standard issue USC dorm furniture, while still creating an Instagramable space.[2]

How about the harm done to public institutions which are required to compete for prestige in order to be deemed worthy of support, all while doing more with less, year after year.

I am grateful for the news of this scandal because it is a window into how messed up the system truly is, but it would be a shame if we fail to use this to look at these problems at a systemic level. 

Some initial thoughts on the implications of this news:[3]

1. Let’s just end using the SAT and ACT as admissions criteria. They’re biased, students who can afford coaching get an unfair advantage, they have little correlation to college success, and now they’ve proved central to a fraud. How much more do we need to act?

2. All schools should immediately cease to cooperate with the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Coincidentally, this year’s data was released the same day as the scandal broke. Everyone in education knows the data is largely meaningless as a reflection of the on-the-ground quality of education, so let’s just stop with the nonsense. Sure, this is more symptom than disease, but every little bit helps.

3. Let’s have a good, hard talk about whether or not public money in any form should be going to these elite private institutions. As of 2015, Stanford, whose sailing coach was implicated in the indictment, receives a taxpayer subsidy equivalent to $63,000 per student. Compare this to UC-Berkeley, which receives only $10,500 of taxpayer subsidy per student.

These subsidies are often hidden in tax breaks and other schemes.

4. Let’s invest in public education.[4]I will use a specific example that applies more broadly. You can get a great education at College of Charleston, my most recent employer. It is a fine school with great students and wonderful faculty. It is not without faults – no place is – but it is an example of a public institution trying its best to provide educational opportunities to their students.

The amount of money spent on the admissions cheating and bribery scheme ($25 million) is 50% more than the annual contribution of the state of South Carolina to CofC’s bottom line. 

Seventy-five percent of applicants to CofC are admitted. The opportunity is not particularly scarce, but the resources to support the students in our non-elite public institutions sure are.

There are thousands of institutions like this across the country, including our community colleges which are providing educational access for many students who are the least resourced. We should be working to make the path much smoother for those folks, and if it means taking elite privates down a peg or two in the process, consider it past due payment for services already rendered. 

They’ve been sponging off the rest of us for long enough.


[1]Page 78 of the indictment. If you haven’t read it, you really should see it for yourself. I cannot do it justice.

[2]Solution: “I covered a lot of stuff with blankets, like my chair. I used the marble tapestry to cover the large bulletin board on my wall that we were not allowed to remove.”

[3]If people have other things we should be considering, please add them in the comments.

[4]And tax the rich to do it, rather than having billionaires like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who claim to care about education launder their money through quasi-philanthropic giving.

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          Show Your Creativity with These Graduation Invitations      Cache   Translate Page      
Students everywhere are looking forward to graduation, and now is the time to be thinking about invitations. As I read through this, I couldn't help but think that it sounds like a great option for creating some personalized invitations you're sure to love:
One of the most wonderful things we can do in life is to be creative. Connecting to our creative sides helps us reconnect with our inner child and can help us feel renewed. Creating and designing is exciting and fulfilling. Our minds are stimulated and engaged. When we have finished designing something, we feel ready to turn our attention to our less creative and inspiring to-do lists again.

It can be difficult to find time to be creative, however. A few weeks ago, I had to help a friend start preparing for her college graduation. It was a very stressful time for both of us. I had graduated the semester before and was frantically looking for a job to pay the bills. My friend had finals and projects to work on. She also really wanted to send out graduation invitations. Initially, I didn’t think this would be a good idea. We were both stressed to the max, and I didn’t think we could find the time to take photos and design invitations.

My friend was adamant, however, and we found a way. One of our friends is majoring in photography, and she agreed to take pictures of my friend for free. It was great going out and shooting the photos. We both felt a huge rush of relief being outside and just having fun.

Then we had to find a stationery company to print our cards. We looked at dozens of websites, but we finally settled on Basic Invite. My friend and I really liked their simple graduation invitations. They are pretty and elegant, and they match my friend’s personality really well. Searching through all of Basic Invite’s graduation announcements was another great way for my friend and me to relax.

Once we chose the invite (the Gemstone Grad Graduation Announcements, above, for those of you who were wondering) we got to the fun part. Basic Invite lets you customize your invitations. You can choose the colors you want your invites to be, from blue to red to yellow, and anything in between. Many of their invitations even have foil options. All of their foil is available in either gold, silver, or rose gold. You can also choose if you want your foil to be raised or not.

Designing the invitations was a joy. It felt great to let our imaginations run wild and come up with the craziest color combos. We had trouble deciding between a couple different color combinations, so we decided to have Basic Invite print out a few samples to help us come to a decision. The samples arrived in the mail a few days later, and we were able to decide which one looked better IRL and chose the paper quality we liked best.

Once we settled on the color scheme, we went to print our order. Basic Invite has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from, and we were able to choose envelopes that matched my friend’s invites perfectly. We also took advantage of their address capturing service. My friend shared a link to her Facebook and Instagram profiles and had all her friends and family input their addresses. Their info was saved on my friend’s Basic Invite account. We selected the option to upload the addresses to the envelopes, and just like that, the hardest part of sending out announcements was finished. And, the envelopes are peel and seal, so we didn’t have to worry about eating gross envelope glue when we mailed the invites out.

If simple grad invites aren’t your thing, you might take a look at some rustic graduation invitations or these Hollywood graduation invitations. Our photography major friend can’t wait to use those when she graduates next year!


For anyone who needs invitations printed out, but doesn’t feel like they have the time, I really recommend Basic Invite. I think taking the time out of your day to do something both productive and creative will be a big help to you emotionally. You’ll feel better after creating something unique and beautiful, and if you need to get invites anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone, right? I hope you can reconnect with yourself and knock something off your to-do list by grabbing a few invitations from Basic Invite. You won’t regret it.

Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51

          Promosi Bayaran Balik Separuh Harga Di Lulu Hypermarket, KL      Cache   Translate Page      


Actually ni merupakan kali pertama aku ke LuLu Hypermarket. Itu pun sebab kawan-kawan ofis aku kata murah dan berbaloi-baloi. Aku ingatkan hanya ada barang-barang basah dan keperluan dapur je, rupa-rupanya ada banyak lagi yang boleh korang perolehi di LuLu Hypermarket ni. Ada bahagian pakaian, barangan elektrik, telefon bimbit, komputer riba, bahagian kanak-kanak dan groceries. Meriah kan? Semua dalam satu bangunan yang sama. Apa yang korang cari, semuanya ada di LuLu Hypermarket.

Promosi Bayaran Separuh Harga
Haa pasal promosi separuh harga LuLu Hypermarket ni plak hanya valid di bahagian pakaian kanak-kanak, lelaki dan wanita sahaja di mana setiap pembelian yang melebihi RM100, korang akan dapat voucer pulangan sebanyak RM50. Perghh best gila lagi-lagi kalau korang nak buat persediaan awal menyambut kedatangan Syawal. Kalau macam aku persediaan raya anak dan isteri memang akan aku buat awal sebab tak nak mengganggu bulan Ramadhan. 

Tingkat 1 : Bahagian Pakaian
Punya lah luas department pakaian ni. Dah la tu banyak plak pilihan dan jenama. Anak aku dah rambang mata, semua dia nal beli. Adoyai pening aku kalau anak dah ada taste sendiri ni haha. Design-design pakaian kat LuLu Hypermarket ni pun cantik-cantik. Banyak pilihan dan sesuai dengan citarasa kami sekeluarga. Malah ada bahagian sari dan churidar tau di tingkat 1. Kat sini korang boleh dapatkan sari ela untuk dibuat baju raya. Yup korang boleh customade baju raya korang di sini weh pada harga mampu milik. Zati dah plan nak buat baju raya di LuLu Hypermarket ni. Aku actually berkenan kat sepasang kasut tu tapi aku ke tingkat 2 LuLu Hypermarket dulu sebab aku nak cari sesuatu.

Tingkat 2 : Peralatan Elektrik, Gadget dan Peralatan Rumah

Di tingkat 2 di LuLu Hypermarket ni ada banyak peralatan elektrik, gadget dan perkakasan rumah. Kot-kot la korang nak beli peti ais ke, HD Tv ke, mesin basuh, komputer riba malah smartphone pun ada gak kat level ni. Aku tengok gak bahagian smartphone, nice gak harganya. Malah boleh buat easy payment. Ye la kadang-kadang tak semua orang mampu nak bayar cash kan. Tak pun mungkin nak beli banyak, boleh la apply easy payment. Pusing punya pusing at last aku jumpa gak item yang aku cari. Powerbank!! Aku memang perlukan sangat powerbank ni sebab nak guna untuk travel. Lagipun LuLu Hypermarket ni tengah buat promosi powerbank Pineng di mana harga powerbank berkapasiti 10,000 mAH hanya berharga RM40 sahaja. Korang boleh jimat RM25 kerana harga asal powerbank ni RM65. Aku rembat satu takut habis plak nanti haha.

Tingkat G : Barang Basah & Groceries.

Dah habis shopping kat bahagian pakaian, kami bergerak level G LuLu Hypermarket kerana di situ ada barang basah dan groceries. Ok kalau nak dibandingkan dengan pasaraya-pasaraya lain, barang-barang di sini lebih tersusun dan teratur. Ada banyak pilihan malah ada bahagian makanan tau. Makanan yang siap sedia dimakan. Ayam panggang, ayam goreng dan nasi briyani pun ada. Ada kaunter jeruk-jeruk sayur, sayur-sayuran yang segar dan banyak lagi. Jangan lupa singgah sekali bahagian Roastery & Bread di mana di sana ada menjual pelbagai jenis kacang, rempah ratus, manisan dan juga pelbagai variasi roti. Harga ayam proses di situ juga agak murah berbanding beberapa pasaraya yang pernah aku pergi sebelum ni.

So kepada korang yang ingin berbelanja dengan lebih jimat dan banyak pilihan, aku sangat cadangkan korang ke LuLu Hypermarket ni. Malah sehingga 24 Mac 2019 ini korang berpeluang untuk menikmati promosi bayaran balik separuh harga di bahagian pakaian LuLu Hypermarket ye. Jangan lepaskan peluang, masih ada masa lagi ni. Ni aku kongsikan sekali link LuLu Hypermarket kot-kot la  korang boleh jadikan rujukan nanti kan.




          Lori Loughlin Deletes All Social Media in Wake of Impending Arrest, Bribary Scheme      Cache   Translate Page      
Lori Loughlin has gone radio silent. And also Twitter silent. And Instagram and Snapchat silent as well. The veteran actress, who will forever be known as Aunt Becky to fans of Full House and...
          Léo Pain, semifinalista do The Voice Brasil 2018, pede apoio da torcida      Cache   Translate Page      

  Visualizar esta foto no Instagram.   Quem assistiu a participação do @leopainoficial, semifinalista do @thevoicebrasil, no #TardeMais de hoje??? Estamos na torcida!!! A live está disponível em 😃 Uma publicação compartilhada por Rádio 92 (@92radio) em 24 de Set, 2018 às 11:16 PDT O alegretense semifinalista do The Voice Brasil 2018, Léo Pain, […]

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          Fråga MIA LUNDIN!      Cache   Translate Page      

Ställ dina frågor idag och under hela torsdagen här i kommentarerna!

Fantastiska Mia Lundin kommer tillbaka till podden och jag intervjuar henne troligen redan på fredag, dvs i övermorgon.

Tänker basera avsnittet på lyssnarfrågor. Ställ frågorna här i kommentarerna, eller på instagram @asparre eller

Tidigare podcastavsnitt med Mia är de mest populära avsnitten någonsin:äs mer

          Göra egen choklad – välj mellan naturell smak och lakrits, kokos eller sesam      Cache   Translate Page      

Så här brukar jag göra egen choklad. Dels för att jag vill ha den sockerfri och dels för att den ska vara ekologisk. I butik får man ofta välja på riktigt hög kakaohalt (minimalt sockerinnehåll alltså) och ekologisk choklad. Därför gör jag också en egen variant. En del av er såg den säkert på instagram för runt en vecka sen.

En del av er räknar antagligen inte detta som riktig … läs mer

          Dopamin stör din sömn – ytterligare en anledning att undvika telefonen och godispåsen före sängdags      Cache   Translate Page      

Det är inte bara det blå ljuset från din iPhone som stör sömnen när du kollar instagram eller Facebook innan du ska gå och lägga dig. Ny forskning visar att den dopaminkick du får av nya likes och kommentarer gör dig vaken och får svårt att somna. Men det är också en anledning till att du bör undvika mat som stimulerar dig före sänggåendet, typiska ”triggers” alltså.

I studien från … läs mer

          Trader Joe's Ultimate Superfan on How She Got 800K Followers (and Her Favorite Buys from TJ's)      Cache   Translate Page      
Have you ever loved a brand so much you started an Instagram account for them? Meet Natasha; her @TraderJoesList has almost 800,000 followers. READ MORE...
          #TransformationTuesday: QWERRRKOUT feat. Honey Mint      Cache   Translate Page      
Transformation Tuesday just got a whole lot QTer…New queers featured every week! Tag us, take a pic of us and follow us on Instagram at QWERRRKOUT, and you too could be the next, featured QT! YOU BETTA QWERRRK! #YearOfThePig  (Mx Qwerrrk vid by celebrity photog Santiago Felipe). Honey Mint Age: 2o Location: Atlanta, Georgia About: “I’m the cartoon clown doll who always jumps from there…so don’t ask […]
          Mjuka nyttiga småkakor      Cache   Translate Page      

Utlovade recept på de här nyttiga godbitarna på instagram häromdan.

Bakade till sonens utflykt som enligt tradition har obligatorisk ”kakbuffé” på schemat. Givetvis bakar jag mjöl- och sockerfritt. Med enbart en banan som sötning till 15 stycken är de dessutom lowcarb.

Receptet bygger på receptet för bananmuffins som du hittar här

Men jag gjorde dem som mjuka småkakor istället för att göra mer lagom munsbitar. Trots den ringa storleken … läs mer

          Kobrahjerte av Toril Brekke      Cache   Translate Page      
Det jobbes sakte med et lite samleinnlegg, og i mens blir det et innlegg for å framsnakke bok nummer to om Agathe som vokser opp i Oslo på femti- og sekstitallet. Agathe hvis mor har forlatt familien hun aldri ønska seg til fordel for et mer spennende liv sammen med en ny kjærest i København.
Balsamfor både ørene og sjelen, geletrøffel og terningkast 6 ♥
I "Alle elsket moren din" fulgte vi Agathe gjennom barndommen, og ble kjent med menneskene rundt henne. Besteforeldre og andre slektninger, naboer, klassevenninner, mange av morens musikervenner osv. Agathe var mye overlatt til seg selv, til moren ble gravid på nytt og giftet seg med en av mennene som svermet rundt henne, den litt forsiktige Pianostemmeren som spesielt Agathes besteforeldre likte godt.
I "Kobrahjertet" har vi kommet fram til 1965, Vietnamkrigen, feminisme, nei-til-atomvåpen, klassekamp, peace & love. Agathe er seksten år og skal begynne på musikklinja Nissen, men som så mye annet i livet hennes, blir det ikke helt som hun har tenkt seg det. I løpet av kort tid gjør hun seg mange nye erfaringer og grubler mye og intenst for å forstå mer av alt som skjer rundt henne. Hun leser den legendariske Le deuxième sexe (Det annet kjønn) av Simone de Beauvoir, og dermed finner hun mulige svar på mange av spørsmålene hun har slitt med. Hvorfor den franske kusina Madeleine virker så fortvila til tross for at hun har den vakre og nærmest mytiske forloveden Ahn Jean, hun oppdager at andre karakteriserer moren som frigjort, ikke ansvarsløs og svikefull slik som hun selv oppfatter henne, besteforeldrene er kanskje ikke like harmoniske og tilfreds som hun har trudd- og kanskje er det noe i det naboene alltid har sagt? At Agathe og lillebroren Morten ligner på hver sin forelder, til tross for at Agathe vet at pianostemmeren ikke er faren til Morten.

Her snakker vi INTEST BLIKK!!
Jeg likte den første boka i serien veldig godt, men denne scorer faktisk enda høyere! Jeg trur det er noe å gjøre med at romaner som først og fremst handler om barndom kan være interessante, men at det blir enda mer nerve og refleksjoner når man kommer til ungdomsår og voksenliv. Her synes jeg det er ekstra spennende å se hvordan personene som følges stadig vokser, utvikler seg og viser nye sider. Dette gjelder ikke bare de som spiller hovedrollene, men også de med litt mer perifere roller, som Grim, aka "Bikkja til Thoresen" (for øvrig det grusomste kallenavnet jeg noen sinne har vært borti), naboen fra med cerebral parese, han dukker opp i ei helt ny rolle; som diplomat i Paris (han blir forøvrig en viktig brikke i det som etterhvert skjer rundt Madeleine, men det er en annen historie). Toril Brekke er en mester til å bygge opp karakterene i romanene sine, og det er langt mellom tilfellene hvor jeg blir glad i fiktive personer jeg leser om, men det er faktisk tilfelle med Agathe og mange av de hun omgås. Persongalleriet er usedvanlig fargerikt og levende! Det er en helt ubetalelig episode hvor Morten får med seg kompisene Sander og Willy for å oppsøke ei enke de kjenner til i nabolaget; Leon, Aggis klassekamerat trenger et nytt staffeli, og guttene vet råd. Det de gjør er kanskje ikke en eksepsjonelt stor ting, men de viser så fantastisk medmenneskelighet og er så glade og stolte for at de kan gjøre noe for andre at jeg blir helt rørt; jeg liker snille folk- også de som bare er på liksom! (Og det trur jeg enkelte har skjønt: senest for noen dager sida traff jeg en kar jeg ikke har sett på lenge, og det første han sa var "Næmmen hei, Berit! Så lenge siden jeg har sett deg- er folk snille mot deg?" Ja heldigvis! Ikke alle, men  de aller fleste er det!)

Jeg kunne helt sikkert skrevet mye mer om denne minneverdige boka, om miljøskildringene og tidsbildene, om det lavmælte i alt det dramatiske, om språket som er i en klasse for seg, om hvor fint det er å høre forfatteren lese sin egne roman, og så videre, og så videre... Jeg trur jeg nøyer meg med å si at dere bør unne dere å lese eller høre denne, og som jeg skrev på instagram; les/ hør "Alle elsket moren din" først, selv om det enkelte steder står at denne (bare) er en løs oppfølger. Det er godt mulig man kan få en fin leseopplevelse bare ved å lese nummer to, men hvorfor i alle dager lese den ene, når begge er knall-bra og sammen utgjør en glitrende helhet?
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          Ramslök (örtkunskap)      Cache   Translate Page      

Lovade på instagram att jag skulle lägga upp tips på hur du känner igen och vågar plocka ramslök – ett nyttigt gratis ogräs i naturen 🙂

Du äter bladen som smakar som en blandning av mild vitlök och gräslök – mycket gott! Och det är toppen att de är milda i smaken – eftersom det tillåter att man äter lite större mängd. Du kan hacka ner ramslök i salladen, göra läs mer

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Brahmastra: Ayan Mukerji shares Ranbir Kapoor's behind-the-scene photo  India Today

Ayan Mukerji took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scene picture of Ranbir Kapoor from Brahmastra. In the picture, Ranbir is seen holding a bulb with a string.

          Luke Perry's Daughter Claps Back at Trolls Who Judge Her Grieving Process      Cache   Translate Page      
Sophie Perry has garnered some unwanted attention after her father's death. Continue reading…
          Sylvester Stallone Gets All Bloody In New Rambo V: Last Blood Set Photo      Cache   Translate Page      
Since the start of this year, Sylvester Stallone has been taking to Instagram on a regular basis to share images from the upcoming Rambo V: Last Blood, with the intention being that each set of photos will show the next part of the story. So far, these pics have largely covered the peaceful opening stretch of the picture, when John Rambo is still living a quiet life on an Arizona ranch, but going by this latest post, it seems that Stallone is finally ready to give us a taste of the action to come.
          Threadology Quilt Along - Block 3       Cache   Translate Page      

Happy March 1st! It's time for Block Three - Shooting Squares for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics! Over $13,000 in donations have already been raised for Make-A-Wish Central/South Texas....quilters are so generous!!!! I love this!!!! Have you seen the cute bonus projects Fat Quarter Shop released - Table Runner, Wall Hanging, and a Table Topper - here.

I'm so excited about this month's block - the Shooting Squares. These were super fun blocks to sew with just a few points to match. I'm loving all of the Threadology Blocks and especially the adorable fabric:  Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here!

Let's get sewing Block 3: Shooting Squares

This week we are making (1) 12.5" x 12.5" block and (4) 6.5" x 6.5" blocks - they are so adorable! 

Tip 1: Take the time to cut your fabrics straight - especially #55184-11, 55187-12, and 55181-11. You will be so much happier with straight cuts that match the printed fabric pattern.

Tip 2: Use a Creative Grids 12.5" Square Ruler and Creative Grids 6.5" Square Ruler to trim your blocks. I love these rulers as they have a grippy side so they don't slip when cutting!

A Bit About the 2019 Threadology Patterns - 

The Threadology patterns are FREE to download! We ask for a donation of $5 to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign each time you download our patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop 2019 Threadology Blog Post (patterns and videos) - here.

Schedule: A new block pattern releases each month on the 1st and 15th - February through June.

I'm so excited for the 2019 Threadology Quilt Along! I'll be back on March 15th with Block Four!!!!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!


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          From Jung Joon Young to Seungri: See the Most Shocking K-Pop Scandals      Cache   Translate Page      

No music genre is exempt from a few controversies.

There's no question that K-pop bands have a huge fan base across the country and around the world. After all, have you seen how well ticket sales have been for BTS' latest tour in America?

But in recent days, a few K-pop musicians have made headlines after finding themselves in a few legal matters. On Tuesday, Jung Joon Young apologized to his fans and admitted to being part of a group chat where members shared illegal hidden camera footage of women. 

"I write to you in shame and guilt. I, Jung Joon Young, once again realized the seriousness of this situation after returning to Korea on March 12. Although it's already late, I apologize through this letter to all the people who showed an interest in me and gave me a second chance," his statement read in part. "In regards to what is being said in relation to me, I admit to all my crimes. I filmed women without their consent and shared it in a social media chatroom, and while I did so I didn't feel a great sense of guilt." 

Musicians Performing Live on Stage

As for Big Bang member Seungri, he announced his retirement from the entertainment industry after being named a suspect in an investigation. According to the New York Times, Seungri is suspected of "offering sexual services." He has denied the allegations

"I've decided to retire from the entertainment industry because of the huge social controversy that has arisen," he wrote on Instagram. "I am under investigation, and I will receive investigation with sincerity so that the building suspicions can be revealed."

Ultimately, there are more than a few controversies worth revisiting. Take a look at some of the most memorable in our gallery below

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          Fingerless Mitts with Startup Library: Knitting      Cache   Translate Page      

Note: I paid for the yearly subscription/kit (not sponsored) - but this post does contain affiliate links to Bluprint)

I've restarted knitting...yay!!!! I learned to knit about 15 years ago, but then switched to sewing. I'm so excited to knit again. Don't worry- my sewing isn't going's my true crafty love :).

I wanted a portable hobby while I'm watching the kids at swim lessons or basketball practice - so back to yarn crafts! I signed up for the Bluprint - Starter Library Class and LOVE it (I also got the kit too)! The videos and instructions are fabulous and cover EVERY SINGLE step!  

I just finished the first project - Fingerless Mitts  and love them!!! I still need to block them, but was too excited to share! Plus I can't decide on which scent of Soak Wash - do you have a favorite????

I actually chose to sign up for the Bluprint Yearly Subscription so I could watch ALL the classes, plus choose 12 classes for my forever library - including this Startup Library - Knitting class so the subscription is a GREAT deal! Plus there are sooooo many different classes and it's less than Netflix or Hulu!!! 

Supplies for Fingerless Mitts:
1. Startup Library Knitting and/or the Blueprint annual or monthly subscription
2.  Fingerless Mitts Knitting Kit
3. Soak Wash - tell me your favorite scent.

I already wore my new Fingerless Mitts today when taking the kiddos to school....brrrr! Up next - is the striped hat!!!

Plus - here is a fun promotion with Bluprint too!

Take $10 Off When You Spend $50+ On Supplies with code SAVE10 at 2/19-2/20/19.

Don't forget to sign up for the Bluprint Monthly and Annual Subscription before Thursday for this awesome deal!

Have a great day and happy crafting! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!


          Woodland Wander Layered Cake Quilt      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello! After I finished my Woodland Wander Chain of Stars Quilt, I just had to sew another quilt with Woodland Wander Fabric by Clothworks - it's seriously the cutest fabric of woodland critters! The Woodland Wander Collection includes this adorable panel - so it's perfect for my Layered Cake Pattern (on sale for $5).

I love sewing my Layered Cake Quilt Pattern - it's quick and shows off the gorgeous fabric prints! Since the blocks are off set - there are no seams to match! Plus it also uses all (42) 10" squares.

Layered Cake Quilt Pattern (sale $5)
(42) 10" Squares - I used Woodland Wander by Clothworks
(1) Woodland Wander Panel
0.5 yard for sashing of panel
0.625 yard for binding
3.5 yards of backing (4 yards of backing if you want animals upright)
Hobbs 80/20 Batting
Aurifil Thread - White

Let's Get Cutting:

1. Follow Layered Cake Quilt Pattern for cutting (42) 10" squares.

Cutting instructions for Woodland Wander Panel Squares substitution *replaces border print in pattern

2.  Cut (5) 9.5" squares from Woodland Wander Panel
3. Cut (6) 2" x 9.5" rectangles from sashing fabric
4. Cut (3) 2" x WOF from sashing fabric. Sew together. Then sub-cut into (2) 2" x 54.5" strips
5. Sew 2" x 9.5" AND 2" x 54.5" sashing strips to cut 9.5" panel squares as shown below.

6. Follow assembly instructions per Layered Cake Quilt Pattern.

For my quilt backing, I used my favorite print of all the woodland animals! It would also make the best and quick whole cloth quilt too! For the binding, I chose the sweet lilac and mint floral print -- it's gorgeous!!!

A Bit More about Woodland Wander Fabric:

Woodland Wander is designed by Rebecca Jones for Clothworks. I love Rebecca's illustrations! The fabrics in Woodland Wander are adorable - full of  bunnies, squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs, fireflies, birds, and textured solid prints. The Woodland Wander collection is available at Amazon and OR check your local quilt shops!

Don't forget- you can purchase your Layered Cake Quilt Pattern here for $5.00.

I'm so excited to see your Layered Cake Quilts!!! Be sure to tag me so I don't miss them!!! #LayeredCakeQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!

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          Threadology Quilt Along - Block Two      Cache   Translate Page      

Happy February 15th! It's time for Block Two - Nine Patch for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics! Over $10,000 in donations have already been raised for Make-A-Wish Central/South Texas....quilters are so generous!!!! I love this!!!!

I'm so excited about this month's block - the Nine Patch. I love sewing nine patch blocks...okay - I love all patchwork especially with Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here!

Let's get sewing Block 2: Nine Patch

This week we are making (1) 12.5" x 12.5" block and (4) 6.5" x 6.5" blocks - they are so adorable! 

Tip 1: Take the time to cut your fabrics straight - especially #55184-11, 55187-12, and 55183-16. You will be so much happier with straight cuts that match the printed fabric pattern.

Tip 2: Use the Creative Grids 2.5" square ruler to fussy cut the small Nine Patch Blocks!

A Bit About the 2019 Threadology Patterns - 

The Threadology patterns are FREE to download! We ask for a donation of $5 to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign each time you download our patterns.

Fat Quarter Shop 2019 Threadology Blog Post (patterns and videos) - here.

Schedule: A new block pattern releases each month on the 1st and 15th - February through June.

I'm so excited for the 2019 Threadology Quilt Along! I'll be back on March 1st with Block Three!!!!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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Fat Quarter Shop Basic of the Month Sale

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          Island Cabins Pillow / Mini Quilt - Maxie Mail January Box      Cache   Translate Page      

I love the January Maxie Mail Box!!!! The little 4" Log Cabin blocks are just so fun to sew and soooo CUTE! Maxie included the Creative Grids Log Cabin Ruler so you will have perfect blocks and seams...yay! 

Be sure to watch Maxie's Member's video for helpful hints and full tutorial on sewing your Island Cabins Project! I always watch the video first before I start. Then I re-watch the video again while I am sewing the project and pause it until I've reached the next step. I find Maxie's videos soooooo helpful!

Let's chat more about the January Maxie Mail Box-

I was so excited when I saw the gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics and the Creative Grids Ruler as I love log cabin blocks! Don't worry if this your first time sewing log cabin blocks or assembling blocks on point --- Maxie makes it easy!

What's included:

  • 100% Pima Cotton Fabrics* by Art Gallery Fabrics for quilt top and binding, from designers Barij and Sew Caroline
  • Creative Grids© Log Cabin Trim Tool
  • Gutermann cotton thread, color 1040
  • Island Cabins Pattern. PLUS full video tutorial by Maxie!
  • Tea
Let's start sewing!

First - watch Maxie's video so you know how to use your Log Cabin Ruler. It's so easy AND accurate! Then start sewing those cute little 4" blocks!

PS - Those cute scissors are from my Maxie Mail Box in December! I love useful tools!

I thought it would be fun to sew my blocks in a different layout from the pattern - so flip your blocks around and see what layout you like best! You can totally make it yours! Tip - take a picture of each option with your phone and then decide on your favorite layout.

I chose straight-line quilting that looks like it bursts out of the center of each block - it's so fun and it matches this geometric project! may have noticed that I omitted the outer border. I did this so my project could be a pillow and fit perfectly in a 18" pillow insert. I like the Hobbs Pillow forms - here or here.

Since I did NOT cut the border fabrics - I had just enough for a zippered backing...yay! I love the mustard color zipper. PS - I buy these zippers at Amazon and just trim to the size I need.

I'm thinking a scrappy log cabin quilt is up next - such a perfect scrappy stash buster! Yay!!!

Currently, my Island Cabins Pillow is happily on my living room couch with my other Maxie Mail Pillows! I love it!!!!

Don't worry - you can still order the January Box and sew yourself an Island Cabins Mini Quilt/Table topper/ Pillow. You will LOVE it!

I enjoy receiving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! I love how she always teaches us a new technique and includes the supplies to make the project! It is truly a "class in a box". They are great for anyone who loves sewing and quilting! I love how I can take a class right in my home! Plus the projects are always useful and beautiful!

Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts 
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!


          Bonus Starling Pillow with AGF Color Master -Vibrant Violet Box      Cache   Translate Page      

Hello! I'm excited to share my "bonus pillow" made from all SCRAPS from my Starling Quilt! I love being able to sew a matching pillow to my quilt! Plus this pillow is made only from the left over fabric...whoo hoo!!!

In case you forgot - here is what my Starling Quilt looks like - blog post here

My Quilt Ingredients -I made larger borders and scrappy backing!

Ready to start sewing your matching pillow 18" x 18" 

  1. Don't toss those left over triangles while cutting/piecing the Single Half-Square Triangle Blocks (top of page 2 of pattern) AND  Left Corner Unit (bottom of page 2 of pattern) AND Double Corner Unit (top of page 3 of pattern) AND Right Corner Unit (bottom of page 4 of pattern). You will have (24) background triangles and (24) print triangles. Sew together (1) background triangle to (1) print triangle to make (1) half-square triangle. Repeat until you have (24) half-square triangles.
  2. Cut (6) 4.5" squares from background fabric - you should have extra fabric after cutting for original quilt. Cut in half on the diagonal to create (12) triangles.
  3. Cut (6) 4.5" squares from print fabric. Cut in half on the diagonal to create (12) triangles.
  4.  Sew together  (From Step 2 and 3) - (1) background triangle to (1) print triangle to make (1) half-square triangle. 
  5. You should now have (36) half -square triangles.
  6. Trim to 3.5" squares. I used this Bloc-loc ruler - it makes it soooo easy.
  7. Layout blocks in desired  6 x 6 layout and sew together. I chose to randomly flip my all different directions randomly.

 8. Quilt pillow top as desired. I chose straight-line quilting with Aurifil Lavender Thread.
9.  With remaining fabric from fat quarters - make pillow backing with preferred method. I like using zippers - I buy these ones at Amazon and trim to size needed!

10. Enjoy your pillow!!! 

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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          Woodland Wander Chain of Stars Quilt      Cache   Translate Page      

I'm sooooo excited to share my Chain of Stars Quilt with Woodland Wander by Clothworks and AMB Solids fabrics! I loooove this quilt so much!!! This quilt has it all - Stars, Fussy Cut blocks with the cutest woodland animals, and purple!!! 

Just look at the cute little woodland critters.

Plus these easy Star Blocks will always have points so you don't have to worry about loosing them when sewing the blocks together...yay!

Let's chat more about my newest pattern - Chain of Stars!

Chain of Stars is beginner friendly that uses a full Layer Cake...yes all (42) 10" squares! Yay for using ALL the fabric! Or you can use larger cuts of fabric and fussy cut your center blocks OR make it totally scrappy! All fabric pieces are labeled to make assembly super easy!

Chain of Stars is lap size quilt that finishes 54.5" x 63.5". But you can easily make it larger or smaller by making more or less blocks!!!

Quilt Supplies

Woodland Wander is designed by Rebecca Jones for Clothworks. I love Rebecca's illustrations! The fabrics in Woodland Wander are adorable - full of  bunnies, squirrels, hedgehogs, frogs, fireflies, birds, and textured solid prints. 

I used American Made Brand Fabric solid white for my quilt background and LOVE it! Know what is super cool....American Made Brand Fabric is MADE in the USA. American Made Brand 100% cotton fabric is grown, spun, woven and dyed in America!!! So awesome!!! It is available in 75 colors and can be purchased at fabric shops including Fat Quarter Shop! I think I need to make an AMB solid quilt very soon!!!

I looooove the fabric I chose for the's seriously the cutest with all the animals! It would make the most adorable whole cloth quilt too!!! Since the fabric is directional - you will need 4 yards of fabric for this quilt if you want those cute animals standing upright on your quilt back ;). 

For the binding, I chose the sweet lilac and mint floral print -- it's gorgeous!!!

I just looooved sewing with Woodland Wander fabric - it just made me feel so happy. Since I wanted to keep sewing with the Woodland Wander fabric,  I already started my Layered Cake Quilt pattern with the coordinating panel...I can't wait to finish it and share! 

Don't forget- you can purchase your Chain of Stars Pattern here for $5.00.

I'm so excited to see your Chain of Stars Quilts!!! Be sure to tag me so I don't miss them!!! #ChainofStarsQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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          Kylie Jenner Says She's ''Proud'' of Her ''Little Stomach'' More than a Year After Giving Birth      Cache   Translate Page      

Kylie Jenner is showing off her post-baby body over a year after giving birth to daughter Stormi Webster.

The makeup mogul is enjoying the fruits of her labor by flaunting her petite figure on her Instagram Story. Clad in black leggings and a crop top, the 21-year-old parades around in her home to show off her sleek tummy for the camera. While the flattering post needs no caption, she writes, "I'm proud of my little stomach."

Over the course of the past year, the star has dished on nearly everything about her pregnancy, including her 40-lb. weight gain. In a Twitter Q&A from early last year, Kylie revealed that she gained almost 40-lbs. during her pregnancy, most of which was due to her craving for Eggo waffles. She laughed, "I never liked them before i was pregnant & haven't had one since i had her. so strange!"

She also had a craving for In n Out and donuts, which fans noticed in her cute video "To Our Daughter."

Kylie Jenner's Best Looks

Despite her desire to lose 20 pounds, the new mom never deprived herself of foods, instead indulging in savory treats like freshly baked rolls. 

Although there were some moments when Kylie felt insecure about her post-baby body, like at the Calvin Klein shoot just weeks after giving birth. While her sisters were in awe over how her body snapped back into shape following giving birth, Kylie still felt there was room for improvement. "This is gonna be kind of my first photo shoot after Stormi and doing like my first few fittings and getting back into it, it's kind of hard and discouraging," Kylie admitted in a Keeping Up With the Kardashians confessional.

Her worries were for nothing since she looked great then and she looks great now!

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          Nicki Minaj Just Referred to Her Boyfriend Kenneth Petty as Her Husband      Cache   Translate Page      

Has this rap Queen found her forever king?

Nicki Minaj made some startling revelations during her newest episode of her Beats1 show Queen Radio on Apple Music. Minaj recorded the episode from London ahead of her March 14 concert in Birmingham and talked about why she loves the city as well as her current relationship with her beau Kenneth Petty.

As the 36-year-old rapper is wont to do, she left no detail behind while describing some of their physical interactions. "Every night when I get out of the shower, my husband takes this really good lotion that we just bought and he massages my feet and rubs them. He rubs each toe individually, and the heel and the ball of my foot—he does it all," she explained on the show.

While it's possible to gloss over some of the details in this description, there's one word in particular that truly stands out from the rest: husband.

Are we missing something? Or could this just be a case similar to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott who lovingly refer to each other as "wifey" and "hubby" and spark engagement rumors left and right? 

Nicki Minaj's Epic Concert Costumes

Minaj and Petty—who she refers to as her "bae" on social media—became Instagram official back in December right around the time of her birthday. In that photo, she wrapped her legs around him and he looked lovingly at her. "Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens?'s no secret…that both of us…are running out of time…," she captioned the photo.

Since then, he's had a very active presence on her Instagram account and many of their pictures and videos could be considered a tad NSFW.

Just like Petty "rubs each toe individually" with her new lotion, he did something relatively similar in a video that she posted in January where he kissed all of her toes while they canoodled in a hot tub.

Another photo that the "Anaconda" rapper uploaded in December made a reference to potential nuptials. "He want me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW," she described a photo of them laughing together at what was presumably her birthday party. The caption also happens to be an allusion to her song "Majesty."

Minaj has been very transparent about her relationship with her boyfriend (husband?) since the start. In January, she told her 20 million Twitter followers just how many times she and Petty have sex each night. One fan guessed it to be around six times, but she clarified and said, "3-4 on average."

The same day she described her sex life, she also described other parts of their relationship, including their past and future. The two of them happen go way, way back. Plus, Minaj said she and Petty "already chose" some baby names.

"He's like the male version of my bff TT. They both can make me calm with one look, hug, word. I tell them both all the time," she tweeted on Jan. 5. "My peace. Cuz they knew me since I was a kid so they understand me in a diff way I guess."

Their PDA and steamy make out sessions are nothing new, either. She wrote in another tweet that day, "We were like this about each other since we were very young kids in the hood. He was on my body b4 the big ol' ghetto booty. B4 the fame & fortune. Fought my bf cuz I wouldn't be his girl. He was always a lil brazy. But anyway, timing is everything."

While Minaj makes some rated-R comments about Petty, the affection is hardly a one-way street. On Dec. 21, the "Barbie Dreams" rapper posted a video of Petty's new massive neck tattoo that spelled out her first name: Onika. When their relationship first became more public, information about him resurfaced that concerned some of her fans.  

The 40-year-old is a registered sex offender in New York and was convicted of attempted rape in the first degree in April 1995. He reportedly served four years in New York state prison. He served 10 months in prison in 2006, too, after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter.

Minaj, however, doesn't care about any of the criticism he received. She replied to one negative comment, "But go awf Internet. y'all can't run my life. Y'all can't even run y'all own life. Thank you boo."

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          I Heart You Table Runner      Cache   Translate Page      

I'm loving my new I Heart You Table Runner!!! After we put away all of our Christmas decorations - our home looked so plain! We decided to put out our Valentine's Day decorations and my previous table runner was getting worn - so I needed to sew a new one!

I went through my Bonnie & Camille fabric stash and pulled red and pink fabrics from The Good Life, Little Ruby, and Hello Darling collections and the Navy Bouquet floral from Smitten for the background. I LOVE it!


Making the I Heart You Table Runner

I made 3 Heart blocks from the I Heart You Quilt pattern and kept the block borders the same. I did make the top and bottom borders a bit thinner because I didn't have enough fabric ;). Of course Bonnie & Camille red bias stripe fabric was perfect for the binding!

I had sew much fun sewing my I Heart You Table Runner that I'm making the full quilt too! I love sewing happy hearts with happy fabric!!!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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          Pineapple and Floral Zipper Pouch Fun - ADORNit fabrics      Cache   Translate Page      

So if you follow me on Instagram - you may have noticed I LOVE making zipper pouches!!!! Both of these pouches are my own pattern, which means I made up the dimensions as I sewed ;).

First up is the Pineapple Zipper Pouch. 
Happy colored pineapple fabric is just what is needed during winter time!!!

I always like using a bright zipper for my happy! Plus the added tassel...yes!!! The pineapple fabric was also a must for the lining.

Supplies for Pineapple Zipper Pouch - (links below)

Chica Blooms iPad Mini Case

The Chica Blooms ADORNit fabric is one of my most favorite fabrics---those gorgeous florals!!! It also matches perfect with the Jumbo Stripe and Burnish!

Plus I had enough Chica Blooms fabric for the lining too!

Supplies for Chica Blooms Zipper Pouch - (links below)

I've already gifted both of these pouches on Christmas. looks like I will have to make more :)

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!


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          So Much More Needlebook - Maxie Mail December Box      Cache   Translate Page      

I loved the December Maxie Mail Box!!!! The So Much More Needlebook is perfect and holds all of your sewing essentials perfectly - plus it is totally cute!!! The So Much More Needlebook can be sewn in an evening - be sure to watch Maxie's video for helpful sewing hints! I always watch the video first before I start. Then I watch the video again while I am sewing the project and pause it until I've reached the next step. I find Maxie's videos soooooo helpful!

Let's chat more about the December Maxie Mail Box-

EVERYTHING is included in your December Maxie Mail Box to make the So Much More Needlbook (including scissors and a hummingbird needle threader to place inside) PLUS a full video tutorial. So don't worry if this your first time sewing a needlebook---Maxie makes it easy!

What's included:
  • So Much More Needlebook Pattern AND video by Maxie
  • Outer and lining fabric, by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics -love the scissors print
  • Pocket and binding fabric, by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics
  • Fusible Batting from Quilters Dream Batting
  • Decor Bond Fusible Interfacing
  • National Non-woven’s Woolfelt
  • Gutermann Cotton Thread
  • Super Cute Embroidery Scissors
  • Dritz Fray Check
  • Dritz Hummingbird Needle Threader - so cute
  • Riley Blake Ribbon
  • Silk Yarn
  • Cotton Elastic

Quilting Tips -

- Use your walking or dual feed foot. I used my walking/dual feed foot to assemble, quilt, and bind my So Much More Needlebook. 

- I followed Maxie's suggestion and did straight-line quilting for my So Much More Needlebook. The fabric pattern is spaced perfectly for 1/2" quilting - which made me so happy. I used a Clover Hera Marker to mark the 1/2" quilting lines because I love a straight-line! The thread Maxie included is a perfect match too!

- When attaching the ribbon, yarn, felt, and elastic, stitch them down using the same lines you did your machine quilting. This way the extra stitched lines will look invisible!!!

- I would recommend adding the binding. The binding "hides" all the stop and start threads at the top and bottom of the Needlebook so it looks so nice! If you prefer not to add the binding - I would use a scrap fabric to sew first and then "chain piece" the Needlebook for the quilting so you don't get thread build-up on the actual Needlebook.

Let's peek inside my So Much More Needlebook - 

Your So Much More Needlebook holds all the sewing essentials without being bulky so perfectly! I have mine right by sewing machine. It's also perfect to place in my purse if I'm doing some English Paper Peicing on the go!

Don't worry - you can still order the December Box and sew yourself a So Much More Needlebook. You will LOVE it!

I enjoy receiving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! I love how she always teaches us a new technique and includes the supplies to make the project! It is truly a "class in a box". They are great for anyone who loves sewing and quilting! I love how I can take a class right in my home! Plus the projects are always useful and beautiful!

Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts 
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more sewing fun!


          Best of 2018 Blog Posts      Cache   Translate Page      
I can't believe 2018 is almost over!!! I'm joining in Cheryl's (Meadow Mist Designs) Best of 2018 Link Party! I chose my top 5 favorite projects, which was so hard! Just click on the heading to go directly to the full blog post.

1. Flora and Fawn Range Backpack

Deciding on the best backpack pattern for me took some time. I wanted a full size back that was functional plus looked great too! I love Noodlehead's patterns so I thought her Range Backpack would be perfect....and it was!!! 

Of course, I had to make a Christmas edition with Hearthside Holiday!

The ADORNit Jumbo Stripe fabric is my absolute favorite striped's perfect! I love it for my Poolside tote (Noodlehead pattern)! It was fun to change the directions of the stripes for the zipper and facing. This bag is it will be perfect for the lake and pool! I use it ALL the time!

I LOVED learning this new curved piecing technique for my Orange Blossom Table Runner. I just love how it looks on my dining makes me so happy! This awesome project was in the July Maxie Mail Subscription box - which I love receiving each's my happy mail!

5. Geranium Dresses - Harry & Alice and Flora & Fawn

I love sewing my daughter dresses and the Geranium pattern by Made by Rae is my first choice. I love mix matching patterns for the collar/hemband with the main dress! Once again - I chose Amanda's fabric collections: Harry and Alice (dress above) and Flora and Fawn (does below)