Man can’t find perfect engagement ring for girlfriend, learns how to make one instead

April 21, 2017

When Mike Boyd went shopping for an engagement ring for his girlfriend Kim, he couldn’t find one that felt quite “right.” So, he decided to something a little bit unconventional. He took a jewellery class and learned how to make a diamond engagement ring entirely from scratch, all by himself. And, it turned out beautifully! SEE ALSO: Star Wars fans shock and delight Mark Hamill with wedding proposal “I want to make a ring 100% by myself. Can that be done?” Boyd …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… Ms Gadhia said, speaking publicly about how she was affected for the first time. “How on earth was I going to manage that? “It was the first time that I’d ever, ever experienced what people described as depression. “I had always thought, despite the fact that my mum had suffered over the years with her own issues, that depression is something that was a bit weak-minded or something. “And when it hit me, I realised nothing could be further from the truth. “And …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… highlighted the extent to which housing has an impact on mental health. Housing difficulties can be particularly harsh for people “on the line of coping or not coping. Then, they really do tip over the edge”, said one London GP. A Sheffield GP said parents could become depressed because “they’re unable to provide a nice environment for their children”. “In the children, they tend to get a little bit, sometimes withdrawn, sometimes a bit anxious and …

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20 cherry blossom items to indulge in if you’re ready for spring

April 18, 2017

… blossom ring Image: CollectedEdition/etsy This ring is a perfectly subtle tribute to the flower of springtime. It also means you get to take a bit of spring with you no matter wear you go. It could be snowing around you, but it almost doesn’t even matter with this ring on. Almost. Price: $105+ 9. Ring box Image: PetitMaterial/etsy What better place to store your cherry blossom jewelry than in a cherry blossom jewelry box? Price: $38.48 10. Cherry blossom pouch Image: …

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Swimwear options for beachgoers sick of the gender binary

April 16, 2017

… and lingerie for people of all gender identities and body types, including folks with disabilities. So Cubacub chose to reclaim one the most scorned materials on earth, Spandex, and turn it until a whole fashion line. Say what you will about spandex, but it can stretch to fit nearly every body, and it easily doubles as daywear and swimwear. “It just allows for your body to change a little bit more,” Cubacub said. “I never have sizing on anything, people just send me their …

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Why do University Challenge contestants go viral? – BBC News

April 10, 2017

… shoot’,” Trimble told BBC Breakfast. “So he sent them a reply saying ‘Seriously mate, would you send your sister’s contact details to Nuts?’” Ralph Morley In 2015, Oscar Powell of Peterhouse, Cambridge took the concept of facial expressions to a whole new level. The Geological Sciences student, who looks a little bit like Michael Gove, had one of the most animated human faces in the history of human faces. If he was struggling to answer a question, his …

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His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

Image caption Henry lived in a top-floor flat in Leith They went to the door of his top-floor flat on Easter Road and knocked but got no answer. Image caption Police beat down the door to gain entry to Henry’s flat A few years before that a woman had been found dead in Edinburgh, undiscovered for five years. The media were full of recrimination and finger pointing. I used to work with old people and had seen this before. It’s easy to de-personalise older people. We …

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Parrot gets DIY replacement wings made with superglue and matches

April 9, 2017

… much like getting a hair extension,” said Peter Ricci, a zoo vet. “The trick is to get the right feather in the right place and the right angles before the glue dries so there’s a little bit of tricky work to getting the features in place but it’s not rocket science overall.” Amazingly, it worked. The bird is adjusting to its fresh new wings as we speak. Fly on, little guy! More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsEnergy++ – Complete Sales Funnel With …

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Penn Jillette: Don Rickles was the kindest man on earth

April 7, 2017

… punching the air and sweating. Hey ho, let’s go. It was raw power. Don didn’t know how to phone it in. I got to know Don and hang with him a bit. He was in my movie “The Aristocrats,” and I saw him backstage at his show and at ours. I didn’t get to know him as well as I wanted to, but that’s life, I suppose. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Bella Hadid speaks out about being Muslim for the first time

April 6, 2017

Bella Hadid is no stranger to magazine covers and interviews, but it’s not every day we get to hear something new from the fashion darling. The 20-year-old model graces the latest cover of Porter magazine, where she shares a bit about her father’s history and speaks about her own faith for the first time. SEE ALSO: Gigi and Bella Hadid spotted protesting Trump’s immigration ban A post shared by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Mar 21, 2017 at 8:54am PDT “My dad …

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Facebook Stories aren’t anonymous, and that’s a bad thing

April 4, 2017

… rival that specializes in intimate messaging. But Stories don’t make sense on a platform with years and years of social baggage. Facebook’s algorithms are smart enough to keep your News Feed filled with people and brands you actually enjoy interacting with, but Stories are a bit messier. They’re supposed to depict you unfiltered, in the moment which doesn’t really work if your audience includes the kid from your middle school English class, your high school economics …

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There’s no need for April Fools’ Day because we’re living in a fake news nightmare

April 2, 2017

Image: ambar del moral / mashable I remember the halcyon days when April Fools’ Day was a bit of harmless fun. We’d read fake stories from the newspaper over our cornflakes and have a good chuckle. Fake news was just something that happened once a year. But, those days are gone. We are now living in the age of fake news; where mistruths are presented as truths, and believed at face value. Fake news is no longer a once-yearly event, it’s a 365-day-a-year news cycle. And, …

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Futuristic fragrance: New biotech unlocks scents that have never been sniffed

March 30, 2017

(CNN)Perfumery has always been an intricate science; much more effort goes into capturing a scent than those outside the industry might imagine. Over the last two decades, chemists have used innovative new technology to add an even larger array of scents to the perfumer’s palette, enabling them to create fragrances that have never been smelled before. For thousands of years, scents came directly from nature. Resins were collected from trees and burned as offerings to the gods; aromatic …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“Whether it will happen I don’t know. Gladiator was 2000, so Russell’s changed a little bit. He’s doing something right now but I’m trying to get him back down here.” Sequels often make a lot of money at the box office – but aren’t always a good idea creatively. Here are just a few of the real turkeys: Sex And The City 2 Image copyright Theo Wargo/NBC Speed was, apart from being a terrific film, something of a surprise hit. The critics …

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Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“It was a bit awkward,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Are you ok?’ and he said, ‘Yeah. But you need to do that. You have to do that for the rest of your life.” She took his advice – choosing to attend the pop-focussed Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts instead of her original choice, the Birmingham Conservatoire. By the time she reached her third year of studies, she’d already been signed by a record label and moved to London. Her debut …

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Toddler Peaks Around The Corner, But His Shadow Is Waiting For Him Every Single Time

March 15, 2017

Toddlers are fascinated with basically anything, which is what makes them so entertaining! Oh, to see the world through their eyes everything is completely new and exciting. What’s even more enjoyable than watching them discover things is seeing their reactions. They get so perplexed by things we totally take for granted. Take this baby for example, who has never heard his husky friend howl hearing that noise behind him definitelywigs him out, it’s a bit sad at his expense but …

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Cops Pull Over Suspected Drunk Driver, Then He Gets Out And Starts Juggling

March 12, 2017

Arkansas police noticed a man was driving with a brake light out andthe vehicle was going very slowly typically an indicator of drunk or impaired driving. Officers decided to pull him over, then they noticed something else a bit weird: his license plate read “JUGGLER.” The man was identified as 21-year-old Blayk Puckett, and he wasn’t drunk or impaired, just overly cautious. I was driving my car down the road and one of the campus police officers got right behind me. I …

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‘Strong is the New Pretty’ celebrates girls — and the inner-child in us all

March 5, 2017

(CNN)When is the last time you felt bold? Strong? I don’t just mean physically — I mean in every way. Mind, body and soul. As kids, most of us thought we could conquer the world because no one had yet told us we couldn’t. We ran laughing through our own fairy tales and victory laps believing that the dragon we’d slain was epic and that hitting past second base into the “outfield” in backyard baseball lifted us to star status — for a bit. But then …

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