Miley Cyrus Only Wears Her Massive Engagement Ring For Liam Hemsworth 

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth may try to stay coy about their rekindled relationship, but we all know they’re back on. Hemsworth said it himself ― we’re not dumb.

On Thursday, Cyrus appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where she addressed her relationship by opening up about her engagement ring, which she started wearing again earlier this year after she and Hemsworth seemingly got back together.

After Ellen DeGeneres asked Cyrus if she was wearing her ring, the former “Hannah Montana” star said she was, then explained, “This is really weird because this is like real jewelry and most of my jewelry is made out of gummy bears and cotton candy and they don’t look that good together because they kind of mix up so sometimes I replace it with an actual unicorn or a Looney tune.”

She added, “And [Liam]’s kind of like what’s going on? I’m like, this isn’t really my aesthetic, but I’ll wear it because you love me.”

During her appearance, Cyrus also spoke about campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Virginia last weekend.

“It was great,” she said. “It wasn’t about what a horrible guy Trump is, a nasty guy Trump is, it was really about what a great woman she is. And we would choose her no matter what.”

“The reason I went, too, was because as someone who was openly supporting Bernie Sanders, I was kind of speaking to those people that now find themselves undecided, which I find ridiculous,” she added. “Because in life, we don’t always get the choices that we want. We don’t always get what we want, so you do with what you have. These are our choices and it is terrifying if someone besides Hillary Clinton ― we shouldn’t even say the name ― becomes president.”

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The Girl From The Haunting ‘Daisy’ Ad Is Back, This Time To Warn Against ….

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The girl from one of the most iconic political ads ever is back.

Few political ads are more iconic than the “Daisy” ad of 1964. Yet, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has put together its second spot reminiscent of that ad, this time featuring the girl from the original.

The original “Daisy” ad, put together by Lyndon B. Johnson’s campaign to raise the prospects of Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) recklessly ushering the U.S. into a nuclear war, was broadcast on television just once. Still, the image of a girl picking petals from a daisy as an atomic bomb as its set to be launched haunted voters and earned the spot a place in campaign history for its dark, persuasive impact.

On Monday morning, the Clinton campaign released a 30-second spot featuring Monique Luiz, the girl from the original “Daisy” ad, to argue that GOP nominee Donald Trump lacks the stability and temperament to be given power over the nuclear arsenal.

“The fear of nuclear war we had as children, I never thought our children would ever have to deal with that again,” Luiz says in the ad. “And to see that coming forward in this election is really scary.”

The rest of the ad features a sequence from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that reports Trump questioned foreign policy officials on why the United States couldn’t simply use its nuclear weapons. There is also a line from Trump about his desire to bomb enemies into oblivion.

Clinton’s campaign has tried this tactic once before, with an ad featuring a nuclear missile launch officer praying the day would never come that Trump had the power to order a launch.

Trump has spoken openly about his lack of discomfort with the prospects of nuclear weapons proliferation, arguing that countries will acquire them regardless of how hard the United States tries to prevent it. Under the guise of being unpredictable, he’s also refused to rule out using nuclear weapons in Europe and elsewhere.

People who work on proliferation (and even those who are just scared deeply about the prospects of nuclear war) find the lack of attention to this part of Trump’s portfolio to be utterly baffling. Former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) was so dumbfounded by the fact that no one was talking about it that he launched a super PAC and put out a “Daisy” ad of his own on the topic.

“I believe he is a danger to the country because he doesn’t have the experience to diffuse a crisis before it reaches the nuclear level,” Bradley told The Huffington Post. “Look at the debates. He couldn’t focus for an hour and a half. You need a president who can focus 24/7.”

Clinton’s team has now done two ads on the topic. So it stands to reason that they believe the issue still can move the dial, or at least become a conversation topic over the campaign’s closing week.

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World’s Oldest Woman, 116, Reveals The One Food She Eats Every Day 

The world’s oldest person, who turns 117 in November, has given us a clue as to how she’s achieved such longevity.

Emma Morano, 116, of Verbania, Italy, was born in 1899 and will turn 117 on Nov. 29. The supercentenarian claimed the title of world’s oldest person in May after the death of the former titleholder, Susannah Mushatt Jones.

Speaking to Agence France-Presse in her home, Morano revealed what she eats in a typical day.

“I eat two eggs a day and that’s it,” she said. “I eat cookies.”

But it’s not in the eggs themselves, perhaps, that the secret lies, but in their preparation ― or in her case, lack thereof. Morano has said she’s eaten two eggs raw for decades since a doctor told her it would help her anemia. (The cookies sound much more appetizing.)

Other than that, the oldest woman says she’s lived a long life thanks to not being “dominated” by anyone and to staying single since she divorced in her late 30s.

Her doctor, Carlo Bava, says it’s not just her longevity, but her resilience that’s astounding.

“Despite everything she always recovers,” he told AFP. “When she is well, she really is well.”

What a woman. We’re looking forward to seeing Emma celebrate her 117th birthday very soon.

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Adele Will Have ‘No Man’ Telling Her To Shave Her ‘F***in’ Legs’

Adele is nothing like us in that she has the voice and face of an angel and is the recipient of too many accolades to count. Strip that away though, and there are some stark similarities. She burps! She loves dogs! She mourned the demise of Brangelina!

She also apparently doesn’t give a you-know-what about whether or not Simon Konecki, her boyfriend of five years, minds her unshaven legs.

TOM MUNRO EXCLUSIVELY FOR VANITY FAIR

Our queen appears on Vanity Fair’s December 2016 issue, wherein she talks about a few of her signature looks. We find out she has waited weeks to have her eyebrows shaped “because the only woman she’ll let touch them lives in L.A.” We find out those iconic fake nails are “coming off straight after the tour.”

Most importantly, we find out that she recently shaved her legs for the first time in a month.

Adele has famously worn one floor-length dress throughout the length of her tour, but told VF “she thought people in the front row at her concerts might notice then when she runs up the stairs to the stage.”

Asked whether Konecki minds her lax grooming habits, Adele perfectly quipped back. “He has no choice. I’ll have no man telling me to shave my f***in’ legs. Shave yours.”

 

God bless you, Adele. God. Bless. You.

Head to Vanity Fair to see the whole story and be sure to pick up your copy when it hits newsstands November 8.

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Why flights take longer than 50 years ago 

Airlines fly planes slower today than they did in the past, making it take longer to get to your destination. Here’s why

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Hillary Clinton Joins Jennifer Lopez Onstage To Encourage Voters To ‘Get Loud’ 

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Jennifer Lopez is definitely with her.

The “Booty” singer performed a free concert in Miami on Saturday night to show her support for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. To make sure she got the message across, JLo got extra patriotic by wearing an American flag-themed outfit and performing in front of a screen reading “Vote.”

After singing and dancing to a string of her hits, including “Let’s Get Loud” and “On the Floor,” Lopez brought Clinton out to address the crowd.

“We’re at a crossroads, and we have to take the right road to the future. We have the perfect person to take us there. And it is my honor to introduce you to her tonight,” Lopez said before Clinton walked onto the stage with open arms, ready to embrace the singer in a hug.

Clinton used her moment on stage to encourage voters to get to the polls on Nov. 8, and of course, took a jab at Republican nominee Donald Trump in the process.

“It might be a little easy to forget that, with all the fun and excitement and joy that you saw up on this stage today, Donald Trump is out there stoking fear,” she said.

Source: Hillary Clinton Joins Jennifer Lopez Onstage To Encourage Voters To ‘Get Loud’ 

8 Ways To Get People To Take You More Seriously 

Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you’re not alone. More than 50% of people don’t feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the Harvard Business Review.

Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt you or don’t include you in important decisions. It’s easy to blame that on a bad boss or a toxic work environment. In some cases, that’s even true. But if you really want to be taken more seriously at work, you should start by looking in the mirror and doing what you can to increase your influence.

There are eight things you can do right now to increase your credibility, get people to take you more seriously, and ensure you get treated with the respect you deserve.

1. Don’t let your statements sound like questions.
One of the most common things people do to undermine their credibility is end their sentences on a higher inflection than where they started. It’s called “upspeak,” and our brains are trained to interpret that pattern as a question. So instead of delivering information, you end up sounding like you’re asking if your own input is correct. And people notice. In a survey of 700 managers by Pearson, 85% considered upspeak to be a sign of insecurity and emotional weakness, and 44% said they mark job candidates down by as much as a third for using upspeak. That’s one habit you should break right now to give yourself an instant credibility boost.

2. Don’t just give reports—tell stories. The most successful TED talks follow a magic formula—they are 75% stories and 25% data backing up those stories. Stories provide an emotional hook that helps people remember what you said, and they give you a platform for connecting your knowledge to the real world. There’s a huge difference between memorizing mathematical formulas, for example, and being able to use them to calculate whether a particularly dangerous asteroid is going to hit us in our lifetime. Stories help people take you seriously because they demonstrate that you can apply what you know and can connect to your audience with emotional intelligence.

3. Encourage people to talk about themselves. When you first started dating, your mom probably encouraged you to get your dates to talk about themselves. Sure, it’s good manners—and we all know that everybody likes to talk about themselves. But it turns out that there’s a scientific basis for this. Your brain rewards you for self-disclosure. In fact, talking about yourself feels so good that it causes neurological changes in the brain. So if you want people to pay attention to what you have to say, let them talk about themselves first. Once those “feel-good” neurotransmitters are flowing and people start feeling connected to you, they’re much more likely to take you and your contributions seriously.

4. Do your homework.
One of the best ways to get people to take you seriously is to be prepared and know what you’re talking about. Americans attend 11 million meetings every day, and unproductive meetings cost the US economy $37 billion every year. Why are there so many unproductive meetings? Because people are unprepared. Don’t be one of them. Whether it’s a team meeting or briefing your boss, always take the time to prepare. Know what you want to say, be able to back up your opinions with data, and be prepared to answer questions two or three levels down.

5. Stay informed. If you look at the employee handbook for tech company Valve, it says that it looks for “T-shaped” employees: people who have a lot of broad knowledge layered on top of their primary area of expertise. Do whatever it takes to keep up with what’s going on in the world. It’s particularly important to stay abreast of trends in science and technology, especially as they relate to business. You don’t want to look like a deer in the headlights when somebody starts talking about how the Internet of Things is going to transform manufacturing.

6. Dress for success.
Fair or not, we judge people on their appearances every single day. And it happens so fast—in about a tenth of a millisecond, according to researchers at Princeton—that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. We make inferences about a person’s character and capabilities based on appearance. If your appearance is sloppy, for example, people are likely to subconsciously conclude that your work will be sloppy too. Looking polished and well-groomed, on the other hand, creates the impression of responsibility and competence. That doesn’t mean you have to rush out and blow your budget on a designer wardrobe. But it does mean that you should show enough respect for yourself and for your colleagues to make a substantial effort.

7. Strike a power pose.
If you assume an expansive pose—taking up more room by keeping your shoulders open and your arms wide—other people see you as more powerful. This is a hard-wired human characteristic, as people who have been blind since birth throw their arms out in victory, even though they’ve never seen someone do this. Moreover, power poses actually change our body chemistry. Researchers at Harvard found that after participants held a power pose for just two minutes, their levels of testosterone rose by 20% and their cortisol (the stress hormone) levels dropped. Power poses are a win-win: they make other people see you as more powerful, and they actually make you feel more powerful.

8. Be confident but not too confident.
No one is going to have confidence in you until you have confidence in yourself. But you have to balance that confidence with a little humility. Truly confident people aren’t afraid to admit that they don’t know everything—it doesn’t make them feel threatened at all. In fact, the most confident people are eager to ask questions and learn. The best way to show your confidence is to own what you know and what you don’t.

Bringing It All Together

If you feel like you don’t get the respect you deserve at work, nobody can change that but you. Sometimes people don’t take you seriously because of little things that you don’t even realize you’re doing. And that’s something you can fix.

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