By Jennifer Berry The Kit Fri., Jan. 11, 2019 Growing up in Montreal, where winter feels like a constant liquid nitrogen drip in your veins, there is but one winter wardrobe priority: function. Sure, I spent at least one ill-advised winter in my teens refusing to wear winter boots (frostbite is a cool way to rebel!), barely avoiding hypothermia while subjecting those around me to my perpetually salt-encrusted boot-cut jean hems, but for the most part, I’ve always searched for the warmest and most water-repellent coat and boots my budget would allow. Imagine how my world opened up when I moved to Toronto four years ago and discovered that the Big Smoke is typically at least 5 C warmer than La Belle Ville and gets infinitely less snow. Fashion and function could coexist — who knew? Well, off-duty models and celebrities, apparently. A peppy array of brightly coloured and liquid-shiny cropped puffers have become street-style essentials at the most … [Read more...] about Can a fashion puffer coat change your life?
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As the United States enters the 18th year of its war in Afghanistan and its 16th in Iraq, the “war on terror” continues in Yemen, Syria, and parts of Africa, including Libya,Niger, and Somalia. Meanwhile, the Trump administration threatens yet more war, this time with Iran. (And given these last years, just how do you imagine that’s likely to turn out?) Honestly, isn’t it time Americans gave a little more thought to why their leaders persist in waging losing wars across significant parts of the planet? So consider the rest of this piece my attempt to do just that. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Let’s face it: Profits and power should be classified as perennial reasons US leaders persist in waging such conflicts. War may be a racket, as General Smedley Butler claimed long ago, but who cares these days, since business is booming? And let’s add to such profits … [Read more...] about Why US leaders persist in waging losing wars – and how they win anyway
On a fashion scale of one to 10, Lady Gaga usually dials it up to about 15 with her sartorial statements onstage and on the red carpet. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see the Mother Monster as Everywoman — albeit Everywoman with a huge, undiscovered talent — in A Star Is Born, which opens in cinemas on Wednesday, Oct.10. In the movie, Gaga plays Ally, a hotel waitress by day who sings at a drag bar at night and gets discovered by rock star Jackson Maine, played by Bradley Cooper, who also wrote, produced, and directed the film. In real life, even when she was starting out, Gaga, aka Stefani Joanne Germanotta, stood out from the rest of the pop wannabes with her fashion-forward DIY costumes, towering heels, signature snood, and image modeled more on Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie than Madonna. The avant-garde designer’s dream has since won the CFDA’s Fashion Icon award, walked the runway for Thierry Mugler and Marc Jacobs, fronted several campaigns … [Read more...] about How A Star is Born in fashion — whose style is completely different from Lady Gaga’s
caption On International Women’s Day, real women share their best career advice. source Shutterstock.com/Monkey Business Images For International Women’s Day, Business Insider asked regular women for their best career advice. Women across different industries and levels contributed. Responses ranged from the practical (don’t work for free) to the psychological (you deserve your job). Everyone wants advice from the most successful businesswomen out there: Sheryl Sandberg. Indra Nooyi. Meg Whitman. But anyone would be smart to take advice from a little closer to home, too: your boss, your coworkers, your professional connections. No matter the level, industry, or location, we can all learn something from each other. Business Insider surveyed women across various industries about their advice for others. Responses ranged from advice on knowing your worth to effectively … [Read more...] about 17 real women share what it takes to land the job, grow your paycheck, and get ahead in your career
By Lorraine Ali Los Angeles Times Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 He’s plucked countless porcupine quills from the snouts of dogs, delivered calves in snowstorms and castrated a petite house cat and a two-tonne bull in the same day. There isn’t much that rural veterinarian Jan Pol, 75, hasn’t seen or done in a half-century of practising animal medicine in and around his Weidman, Mich., clinic. Reindeer with a head cold? Check. Dog with a chronic erection? Check. But even weirder than that case of the bovine with a fifth leg is the twist his career has taken over the last seven years. Read more: The Bachelor Winte Games cast comes from all over the world and it’s love, not medals, they’re after Article Continued Below Big Brother Canada and Arisa Cox are back March 7 Keeping Up With the Kardashians: the next generation? While most of Pol’s peers have long since retired, the no-nonsense, Dutch American doctor who can fashion a … [Read more...] about Dr. Pol, rural veterinarian, is the most unlikely star on reality TV