There's only one rule for football writers during a World Cup. Never tell strangers how you earn a living unless you want to hear, "eh, tonight how, ah? Morocco and Iran, should buy goals or not?" In some ways it's flattering. First, there's an assumption that all football writers have a crystal ball. Second, there's the fantastical belief that football writers know anything about Morocco and Iran. Still, it's all about giving the people what they want at the World Cup. So here's the definitive betting guide for the key nations involved. Put your house on the lot, if you want to lose your house… THE HOSTS - RUSSIA 1) The odds on the hosts beating everyone in Group A: 20/1 2) The odds on the hosts beating everyone in the town centre: 2/1 THE NEIGHBOURS - ASIAN COUNTRIES 1) The odds of Singaporeans getting behind their continental cousins and supporting the likes of Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea: 8/1 2) The odds of Singaporeans dumping Australia, Iran, Japan and South … [Read more...] about Neil Humphreys: All the odds and the odd at the World Cup
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caption There are a lot of ways to save money shopping at Ulta, like shopping the clearance racks. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Ulta is a beauty retailer known for selling both prestige high-end makeup and drugstore brands. In addition to selling beauty products, Ulta stores have full-service salons that do hair, makeup, nails, brows, and skincare services. Even though buying beauty products can add up quickly, there are a lot of ways to save money at Ulta such as taking advantage of the rewards program and stacking manufacturers coupons with Ulta coupons that are always available. Whether you’re shopping for a prestige makeup brand, a drugstore brand, or headed to the salon, there are a lot of ways to save when shopping at Ulta. There are savings to be had through the Ultamate Rewards program, in addition to daily savings online. Ulta also sends email subscribers exclusive … [Read more...] about 15 tips and tricks for saving money at Ulta
Follow our new CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more style stories and videosSINGAPORE: Alicia Keys bares her face as proudly as she does her curly hair. And she is not alone in this celebration of natural beauty and ethnic pride.Other US celebrities such as Zendaya also rock their curls on the red carpet as loudly as Viola Davis, whose recent Oscar appearance was made all the more stunning by wearing her voluminous coils parted down the middle.Seems like there's a growing movement in America of women flaunting their natural, curly locks the way they were intended – and who's to say we can't do the same thing in Asia, even if poker-straight tresses and hair relaxing dominate our hair scene?WAYWARD HAIR = WAYWARD BEHAVIOUR?Admittedly, the humidity doesn't make it any easier. Ask any woman born with curly or wavy hair, and chances are, she has struggled with it (or still does) at some point in time."Growing up, I hated my hair because it was frizzy and would tangle easily," … [Read more...] about Ladies, it’s time to embrace your natural, curly hair
By Jason Wilson Special to the Washington Post Sun., April 1, 2018 It’s just after dark in Vancouver’s downtown financial district, on a chilly autumn evening, and I’m gazing up at the twisting, triangular, neo-futurist Trump International Hotel & Tower, rising 63 storeys and 188 metres into the air. If you’re impressed by tall things, the Trump tower is pretty tall. But then I glance across West Georgia St., at the Living Shangri-La tower, rising 62 storeys but standing 200 metres tall. Which means that the Living Shangri-La is the tallest building here. For someone like Donald Trump who is obsessed with superlatives, it must be tough to have your name emblazoned on the second-tallest building in Vancouver. From where I stand, the Trump International Hotel & Tower is not particularly welcoming. It’s 7:30 p.m., but I see very few lights on the higher floors, and I wonder who lives in the darkened condominiums in the upper parts of … [Read more...] about What I learned by eating, drinking and sleeping at Trump resorts from Vancouver to Scotland
By Caroline Williams Sun., March 18, 2018 “I’d like you to think of something that you worry about often,” says Alex Temple-McCune, a baby-faced PhD student with the air of a much older, kindly doctor. “Oh, that’s easy. My son running into the road outside my house,” I reply. Alex stares at me, impassive. “He’s 5,” I add, by way of explanation. “It’s a very busy road.” He nods, slowly. “OK, I am going to leave the room for five minutes, and I’d like you to worry about that for the whole time I am gone. Think about it in as much detail as you can, and try not to think about anything else.” Oh God. “This is going to be horrible!” I plead, feeling my eyes widen as Alex gets up to leave. He hesitates at the door but goes out anyway, leaving me alone in a sparse, white, windowless room to think, in horrifying detail, about the worst thing that could happen in my life. … [Read more...] about Could I rewire my brain to lose my worrier mentality?