Advice4all - Feed https://advice4all.eu news , tips , tricks Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:59:01 +0000 en-US https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://advice4all.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/cropped-ama-news-logo-32x32.pngAdvice4all – news , tips , trickshttps://advice4all.eu 32 32 75944532 Get a good night’s sleep with Bose’s Noise-Masking Sleepbuds – Power Uphttps://advice4all.eu/get-a-good-nights-sleep-with-boses-noise-masking-sleepbuds-power-up/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:57:17 +0000 https://advice4all.eu/?p=487

Elon Musk, billionaire CEO, and 47-year-old grown man, put out a call for "dank memes." 

Musk, who has been expressing his love for anime and weed, appears to be in some sort of Benjamin Button situation, maturing in reverse. With the confidence of a ninth grader who just discovered Reddit, Musk tweeted on Tuesday: "Fresh puro from my meme dealer." 

The deep fried .jpeg he posted isn't even dank. In the scenario, a man fends off a bear, who says, "Listen to me Floyd, you're tripping balls right now... for the love of god, put down the gun and we can talk this through." 

This ... this is a low quality meme. This isn't even funny or surreal enough for Instagram repost accounts, or Twitter reposts. This doesn't even count as a low-tier shitpost. 

It's the kind of thing you'd find on the new page of r/funny, shunned by the internet masses. Elon Musk's taste in memes parallel those of Facebook moms who giggle over minions holding glasses of red wine, or dads who email their grown children screenshots of memes they stumbled across on the sports forums they dwell in. 

Musk followed up with a juvenile call for memes. 

It turns out his followers' tastes in memes suck, too. 

But then it turned on Musk when people began responding with memes roasting him.

Let's just hope that Musk never discovers 4chan.

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Elon Musk, billionaire CEO, and 47-year-old grown man, put out a call for "dank memes." 

Musk, who has been expressing his love for anime and weed, appears to be in some sort of Benjamin Button situation, maturing in reverse. With the confidence of a ninth grader who just discovered Reddit, Musk tweeted on Tuesday: "Fresh puro from my meme dealer." 

The deep fried .jpeg he posted isn't even dank. In the scenario, a man fends off a bear, who says, "Listen to me Floyd, you're tripping balls right now... for the love of god, put down the gun and we can talk this through." 

This ... this is a low quality meme. This isn't even funny or surreal enough for Instagram repost accounts, or Twitter reposts. This doesn't even count as a low-tier shitpost. 

It's the kind of thing you'd find on the new page of r/funny, shunned by the internet masses. Elon Musk's taste in memes parallel those of Facebook moms who giggle over minions holding glasses of red wine, or dads who email their grown children screenshots of memes they stumbled across on the sports forums they dwell in. 

Musk followed up with a juvenile call for memes. 

It turns out his followers' tastes in memes suck, too. 

But then it turned on Musk when people began responding with memes roasting him.

Let's just hope that Musk never discovers 4chan.

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Trump defends Saudi Arabia as accusations mount over journalist disappearancehttps://advice4all.eu/trump-defends-saudi-arabia-as-accusations-mount-over-journalist-disappearance/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 05:40:38 +0000 https://advice4all.eu/?p=484

(CNN)President Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia as accusations mount over its de facto ruler's close links to the men who apparently killed a journalist in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

The disappearance of Khashoggi, an insider-turned-critic of the Saudi government, has prompted international outrage and calls for punitive action against Saudi Arabia.
It has also thrown Trump's close ties with the kingdom into the spotlight as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is engaged on a tough diplomatic mission to contain the crisis.
    On Tuesday sources told CNN that a group of Saudi men, whom Turkish officials believe are connected to Khashoggi's possible death, was led by a high-ranking intelligence officer, with one source saying he was close to the inner circle of the Kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
    Trump suggested in an interview on Tuesday that the wave of criticism the Middle Eastern kingdom has faced over Khashoggi's disappearance is premature, comparing the case to sexual assault allegations against recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
    "Here we go again with you know you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump told The Associated Press in an interview at the White House.
    "I don't like that," he added. "We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh, and he was innocent all the way."
    Later during an interview with Fox, he said that if Saudi Arabia knows what happened to Khashoggi, "that would be bad."

      Friend: Khashoggi's fiancé asked me to pray

    'Must be held to account'

    Despite Trump's caution, Washington's "working assumption" is that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, a US official previously told CNN.
    On Tuesday, G7 foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the US, plus the high representative of the European Union, urged Saudi Arabia to conduct a "thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation."
    "Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account," they added in a statement.
    Pompeo will arrive in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He visited Saudi Arabia on Tuesday where he held talks with King Salman and the crown prince, who he said "strongly denied" any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi.
    "My assessment from these meetings is that there is serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability, including accountability for Saudi Arabia's senior leaders or senior officials," Pompeo said Tuesday after meeting.
    Turkish authorities believe 15 Saudi men who arrived in Istanbul on October 2 were connected to Khashoggi's possible death. At least some of them appear to have high-level connections in the Saudi government.
    Turkish officials have told CNN that Khashoggi's body was dismembered after he was killed in the consulate.
    Several US officials have told CNN that any such operation could not have happened without the crown prince's direct knowledge.
    Previously, a source familiar with the ongoing investigation told CNN that Turkish authorities have audio and visual evidence that showed Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate. The evidence, which was described to the source by a Western intelligence agency, showed there had been an assault and a struggle inside the consulate. There is also evidence of the moment that Khashoggi was killed, the source said.

    Diplomatic rift

    The crisis has created a diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and the West and led to international firms pulling out of a high-profile summit in Riyadh. The CEOs of three top banks -- Standard Chartered, HSBC and Credit Suisse -- announced their withdrawal from the conference Tuesday.
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde was the latest senior invitee to pull out, according to a Tuesday statement.
    Prominent Republican lawmakers on Tuesday forcefully demanded answers and retaliatory action over the disappearance, with Senator Lindsey Graham threatening to "sanction the hell" out of Saudi Arabia.
    President Trump has been reluctant to castigate the kingdom, a key US ally that plays a central role in his administration's Middle East policy, despite growing pressure at home and internationally.
    Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have also developed personal and business relationships with the Saudis.
    Kushner has developed close links with the crown prince, whose attempts to foster an image as a reformer may be fatally damaged by the crisis.
    The prince's reputation has already been tarnished by the detention of Lebanon's prime minister, the war in Yemen, his arrest of large numbers of Saudi's elite, and the campaign against Qatar, as well as the imprisonment of activists.
    In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump bristled at the idea of cutting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, and in comments on Monday, he touted a denial from the Saudi King and offered up the idea that "rogue killers" may have been involved.
    Trump's comments may be a sign that Washington is preparing to accept Saudi Arabia's efforts to distance its leaders from whatever fate befell Khashoggi.
    Sources have told CNN that the kingdom was preparing a report to acknowledge that Khashoggi died at the consulate in Istanbul in an interrogation that went awry. The sources said the interrogation was intended to lead to his enforced return to Saudi Arabia.
    One source said the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.

    Passport scans point to the Crown Prince

    Saudi authorities had previously maintained Khashoggi left the consulate the same afternoon of his visit, but they provided no evidence to support the claim.
    However, an admission that Khashoggi died in the consulate is not likely to deter difficult questions over the whereabouts of his remains and the movements of the 15 men and their links to the crown prince.
    Three sources familiar with the case told CNN that the high-ranking officer who was close to the crown prince's inner circle and led the group of men to Istanbul came from the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service. One source said the officer assembled and sent his own team to interrogate Khashoggi.
    Turkish officials provided CNN with passport scans of seven men they say suspect to have been part of the Saudi team. The passport scans were taken on the day of Khashoggi's disappearance.
    One of the passport scans appears to belong to Salah Muhammad al-Tubaiqi, listed as the head of forensic medicine at the Saudi Ministry of Interior. Another member of the group identified by Turkish official media and appearing in the alleged passport scans is Muhammad Saad al-Zahrani, who has appeared on Saudi state TV alongside the Crown Prince.
    If that group is to be characterized as part of a rogue operation intended to bring Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia alive, questions could arise about al-Tubaiqi.

      Turkish official: Khashoggi's body was cut into pieces

    If the autopsy specialist left Saudi Arabia for Istanbul before Khashoggi entered the consulate, as Turkish sources have asserted, it might be hard to square with the explanation that any killing was the result of a botched interrogation, and not premeditated.
    Questions have also been raised by Turkish authorities over Saudi Arabia's lack of cooperation in investigating the disappearance.
    By the time Turkish investigators gained access to the consulate Monday evening, a fresh coat of paint had been applied "everywhere" inside the building, a Turkish official told CNN Tuesday. The source said Saudi Arabia must make "a genuine contribution" to the investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul.
      Earlier Tuesday, Erdogan suggested investigators were looking into possibility that evidence of toxic materials had been concealed.
      "My hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible, because the investigation is looking into many things such as toxic materials and those materials being removed by painting them over," Erdogan told reporters.

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      (CNN)President Donald Trump has defended Saudi Arabia as accusations mount over its de facto ruler's close links to the men who apparently killed a journalist in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

      The disappearance of Khashoggi, an insider-turned-critic of the Saudi government, has prompted international outrage and calls for punitive action against Saudi Arabia.
      It has also thrown Trump's close ties with the kingdom into the spotlight as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is engaged on a tough diplomatic mission to contain the crisis.
        On Tuesday sources told CNN that a group of Saudi men, whom Turkish officials believe are connected to Khashoggi's possible death, was led by a high-ranking intelligence officer, with one source saying he was close to the inner circle of the Kingdom's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
        Trump suggested in an interview on Tuesday that the wave of criticism the Middle Eastern kingdom has faced over Khashoggi's disappearance is premature, comparing the case to sexual assault allegations against recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
        "Here we go again with you know you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump told The Associated Press in an interview at the White House.
        "I don't like that," he added. "We just went through that with Justice Kavanaugh, and he was innocent all the way."
        Later during an interview with Fox, he said that if Saudi Arabia knows what happened to Khashoggi, "that would be bad."

          Friend: Khashoggi's fiancé asked me to pray

        'Must be held to account'

        Despite Trump's caution, Washington's "working assumption" is that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, a US official previously told CNN.
        On Tuesday, G7 foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and the US, plus the high representative of the European Union, urged Saudi Arabia to conduct a "thorough, credible, transparent, and prompt investigation."
        "Those bearing responsibility for his disappearance must be held to account," they added in a statement.
        Pompeo will arrive in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He visited Saudi Arabia on Tuesday where he held talks with King Salman and the crown prince, who he said "strongly denied" any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi.
        "My assessment from these meetings is that there is serious commitment to determine all the facts and ensure accountability, including accountability for Saudi Arabia's senior leaders or senior officials," Pompeo said Tuesday after meeting.
        Turkish authorities believe 15 Saudi men who arrived in Istanbul on October 2 were connected to Khashoggi's possible death. At least some of them appear to have high-level connections in the Saudi government.
        Turkish officials have told CNN that Khashoggi's body was dismembered after he was killed in the consulate.
        Several US officials have told CNN that any such operation could not have happened without the crown prince's direct knowledge.
        Previously, a source familiar with the ongoing investigation told CNN that Turkish authorities have audio and visual evidence that showed Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate. The evidence, which was described to the source by a Western intelligence agency, showed there had been an assault and a struggle inside the consulate. There is also evidence of the moment that Khashoggi was killed, the source said.

        Diplomatic rift

        The crisis has created a diplomatic rift between Saudi Arabia and the West and led to international firms pulling out of a high-profile summit in Riyadh. The CEOs of three top banks -- Standard Chartered, HSBC and Credit Suisse -- announced their withdrawal from the conference Tuesday.
        International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde was the latest senior invitee to pull out, according to a Tuesday statement.
        Prominent Republican lawmakers on Tuesday forcefully demanded answers and retaliatory action over the disappearance, with Senator Lindsey Graham threatening to "sanction the hell" out of Saudi Arabia.
        President Trump has been reluctant to castigate the kingdom, a key US ally that plays a central role in his administration's Middle East policy, despite growing pressure at home and internationally.
        Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, have also developed personal and business relationships with the Saudis.
        Kushner has developed close links with the crown prince, whose attempts to foster an image as a reformer may be fatally damaged by the crisis.
        The prince's reputation has already been tarnished by the detention of Lebanon's prime minister, the war in Yemen, his arrest of large numbers of Saudi's elite, and the campaign against Qatar, as well as the imprisonment of activists.
        In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump bristled at the idea of cutting weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, and in comments on Monday, he touted a denial from the Saudi King and offered up the idea that "rogue killers" may have been involved.
        Trump's comments may be a sign that Washington is preparing to accept Saudi Arabia's efforts to distance its leaders from whatever fate befell Khashoggi.
        Sources have told CNN that the kingdom was preparing a report to acknowledge that Khashoggi died at the consulate in Istanbul in an interrogation that went awry. The sources said the interrogation was intended to lead to his enforced return to Saudi Arabia.
        One source said the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible.

        Passport scans point to the Crown Prince

        Saudi authorities had previously maintained Khashoggi left the consulate the same afternoon of his visit, but they provided no evidence to support the claim.
        However, an admission that Khashoggi died in the consulate is not likely to deter difficult questions over the whereabouts of his remains and the movements of the 15 men and their links to the crown prince.
        Three sources familiar with the case told CNN that the high-ranking officer who was close to the crown prince's inner circle and led the group of men to Istanbul came from the General Intelligence Presidency, Saudi Arabia's main intelligence service. One source said the officer assembled and sent his own team to interrogate Khashoggi.
        Turkish officials provided CNN with passport scans of seven men they say suspect to have been part of the Saudi team. The passport scans were taken on the day of Khashoggi's disappearance.
        One of the passport scans appears to belong to Salah Muhammad al-Tubaiqi, listed as the head of forensic medicine at the Saudi Ministry of Interior. Another member of the group identified by Turkish official media and appearing in the alleged passport scans is Muhammad Saad al-Zahrani, who has appeared on Saudi state TV alongside the Crown Prince.
        If that group is to be characterized as part of a rogue operation intended to bring Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia alive, questions could arise about al-Tubaiqi.

          Turkish official: Khashoggi's body was cut into pieces

        If the autopsy specialist left Saudi Arabia for Istanbul before Khashoggi entered the consulate, as Turkish sources have asserted, it might be hard to square with the explanation that any killing was the result of a botched interrogation, and not premeditated.
        Questions have also been raised by Turkish authorities over Saudi Arabia's lack of cooperation in investigating the disappearance.
        By the time Turkish investigators gained access to the consulate Monday evening, a fresh coat of paint had been applied "everywhere" inside the building, a Turkish official told CNN Tuesday. The source said Saudi Arabia must make "a genuine contribution" to the investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance in Istanbul.
          Earlier Tuesday, Erdogan suggested investigators were looking into possibility that evidence of toxic materials had been concealed.
          "My hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible, because the investigation is looking into many things such as toxic materials and those materials being removed by painting them over," Erdogan told reporters.

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          Need a break from reruns of ‘The Office’? Try NBC’s ‘Superstore’https://advice4all.eu/need-a-break-from-reruns-of-the-office-try-nbcs-superstore/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 23:19:35 +0000 https://advice4all.eu/?p=481
          Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) on NBC's Superstore.
          Image: NBC / Mashable

          Hello and welcome to your regularly scheduled reminder to watch NBC's Superstore, a delightful workplace comedy about a megastore in middle America and the lovable weirdos in it. Now in its fourth season, Superstore is as brilliant as ever, and it's finally able to lean in to the charming romance it's been building up for years.

          It may seem blasphemous to declare Superstore’s prominence in such hallowed company, but TV romance has come a long way in the decade-plus since The Office. There was Ben and Leslie on Parks and Recreation and Jake and Amy on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Superstore feels like a natural followup because of how it makes you feel

          Like The Office, Superstore began with Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) having just enough chemistry for us to be equally titillated and worried. She was married and he was interested and we’ve been down this road before.

          But week to week, Superstore makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Like The Office and its ilk, this is an ensemble comedy with enough hilarious performances and wild B plots to wholly distract from Amy and Jonah when it wants to — or to let them be friends without any agenda when it serves the plot.

          Parks didn’t waste too much time on tension once Ben and Leslie got together. Nor did Brooklyn Nine-Nine, instead subjecting its central couple to the very real struggles they’d experience as working detectives and opposites in attraction. Similarly, Superstore thrives equally on stretches of agonizing tension juxtaposed with bursts of bliss that are the hallmark of a good crush and TV romance.

          Superstore began with a situation that ostensibly doomed Jonah to years of Halpert-esque waiting. But in 2018, Halpert-ing isn’t as romantic as it once was. Listening to some of Jim’s romantic overtures years later — and seeing the real-life copycats it inspired and sometimes misled — does lead us back to some toxic ideas for young men, even if Jim and Pam’s love was true.

          Superstore borrows the best of the Jim-and-Pam model, then updates it with subtlety and precision.

          Superstore borrows the best of the Jim-and-Pam model: the chemistry, friendship, and support that laid the foundation for their successful romance, and the emphasis on timing, which can make or break a relationship. 

          Then Superstore updates it, refines it, with genius subtlety and precision. Amy’s husband Adam (Ryan Gaul) is far less obvious a villain than Roy on The Office. A furtive kiss at the end of Season 2 (remember "Casino Night?") leads to awkwardness and confusion, but not to a clean break; while Jim had the luxury of transferring offices to get space from Pam, Amy and Jonah do not. There's no question of them not being friends even when one or the other wants more.

          Season 3 ended with as fresh a start as this two could have. They had sex, and Season 4 (spoiler alert!) even pulled a classic Jim-and-Pam fakeout on us as they turned out to be dating in secret — while Amy was pregnant with Adam’s baby. 

          It’s messy and complicated in a way that The Office wasn’t, in a way that TV has naturally embraced over the past decade, which only makes it realer and more worthy an emotional investment.

          In a year when we all consistently turn to The Office for comfort and sanity, Superstore's central romance is a perfect companion. It's soothing and simple when little else is, and being reminded of the great TV ships that sailed before it only adds to the enjoyment. Jonah, Amy, Jim, Pam – you're all in good company. Please don't mess it up.

          Watch Superstore on Hulu and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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          Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) on NBC's Superstore.
          Image: NBC / Mashable

          Hello and welcome to your regularly scheduled reminder to watch NBC's Superstore, a delightful workplace comedy about a megastore in middle America and the lovable weirdos in it. Now in its fourth season, Superstore is as brilliant as ever, and it's finally able to lean in to the charming romance it's been building up for years.

          It may seem blasphemous to declare Superstore’s prominence in such hallowed company, but TV romance has come a long way in the decade-plus since The Office. There was Ben and Leslie on Parks and Recreation and Jake and Amy on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Superstore feels like a natural followup because of how it makes you feel

          Like The Office, Superstore began with Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) having just enough chemistry for us to be equally titillated and worried. She was married and he was interested and we’ve been down this road before.

          But week to week, Superstore makes us feel warm and fuzzy. Like The Office and its ilk, this is an ensemble comedy with enough hilarious performances and wild B plots to wholly distract from Amy and Jonah when it wants to — or to let them be friends without any agenda when it serves the plot.

          Parks didn’t waste too much time on tension once Ben and Leslie got together. Nor did Brooklyn Nine-Nine, instead subjecting its central couple to the very real struggles they’d experience as working detectives and opposites in attraction. Similarly, Superstore thrives equally on stretches of agonizing tension juxtaposed with bursts of bliss that are the hallmark of a good crush and TV romance.

          Superstore began with a situation that ostensibly doomed Jonah to years of Halpert-esque waiting. But in 2018, Halpert-ing isn’t as romantic as it once was. Listening to some of Jim’s romantic overtures years later — and seeing the real-life copycats it inspired and sometimes misled — does lead us back to some toxic ideas for young men, even if Jim and Pam’s love was true.

          Superstore borrows the best of the Jim-and-Pam model, then updates it with subtlety and precision.

          Superstore borrows the best of the Jim-and-Pam model: the chemistry, friendship, and support that laid the foundation for their successful romance, and the emphasis on timing, which can make or break a relationship. 

          Then Superstore updates it, refines it, with genius subtlety and precision. Amy’s husband Adam (Ryan Gaul) is far less obvious a villain than Roy on The Office. A furtive kiss at the end of Season 2 (remember "Casino Night?") leads to awkwardness and confusion, but not to a clean break; while Jim had the luxury of transferring offices to get space from Pam, Amy and Jonah do not. There's no question of them not being friends even when one or the other wants more.

          Season 3 ended with as fresh a start as this two could have. They had sex, and Season 4 (spoiler alert!) even pulled a classic Jim-and-Pam fakeout on us as they turned out to be dating in secret — while Amy was pregnant with Adam’s baby. 

          It’s messy and complicated in a way that The Office wasn’t, in a way that TV has naturally embraced over the past decade, which only makes it realer and more worthy an emotional investment.

          In a year when we all consistently turn to The Office for comfort and sanity, Superstore's central romance is a perfect companion. It's soothing and simple when little else is, and being reminded of the great TV ships that sailed before it only adds to the enjoyment. Jonah, Amy, Jim, Pam – you're all in good company. Please don't mess it up.

          Watch Superstore on Hulu and Thursdays at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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          A Bride Made Her Bridesmaids Gain Weight In A Real-Life ‘Mean Girls’ Plot Betcheshttps://advice4all.eu/a-bride-made-her-bridesmaids-gain-weight-in-a-real-life-mean-girls-plot-betches/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:46:29 +0000 https://advice4all.eu/?p=478

          Bridezilla stories literally never get old. Don’t believe me? Read up on this one. A bride named Penny recently told Australian website, Whimn, that she tore a page out of Cady Heron’s playbook and “secretly fattened up” her bridesmaids with weight gain protein powder before her wedding. Coach Carr would be so proud.

          Regina-George-Weight-Gain

          While planning her wedding, Penny lived with her fiancé and two sisters, Maggie and Charlie. TBH, that sounds like a recipe for total disaster. If you have sisters, or have even watched a single episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you can probably imagine what a terrible f*cking environment that had the potential to be. Except, unlike Kris Jenner’s golden child, Kimmy K., Penny clearly suffers from tragic middle child syndrome.

          “I always felt like Jan Brady in the middle,” Penny told Whimn. “I wasn’t as hot and popular as my older sister and I wasn’t as cute and fun as my younger sister. I was just Penny in the middle.”

          Penny then went on to explain that having always felt like the plain, lame sis, she couldn’t stop thinking about the horror of having to stare at her wedding photos for the rest of her life if her sisters looked better than her in them. I mean, can you really blame her? One semester in college, two of my roommates got spray tan packages and taking photos with them every thirsty Thursday was literally soul-crushing, so I sort of get it. Except clearly Penny took this way too f*cking far.

          Anyway, since Maggie and Charlie are blondes with fair skin, Penny made them wear f*cking yellow bridesmaid dresses, which would have been enough of a crime tbh, but get this. Then she set out on a plan to fatten them up. Yes. Really. Each morning, she’d whip up some “weight loss shakes” for them. Only she literally emptied a tub of weight loss supplement and filled it with bulking protein powder (or like phentermine or something), and then gave them three times the suggested serving size, just to be safe. Then, she’d sit and sip her own shake, which was made just of fresh fruit and coconut water, and watch them gain weight before her very eyes.

          First of all, this is certifiably insane. Also I feel like it should be illegal? Tbh, I’m just going off my American Vandal viewing experience and extrapolating. But if feeding people laxatives without their knowledge is illegal, is feeding people weight-gaining stuff without telling them also against the law? Feels like it should be.

          Whether her scheme was illegal, just plain evil, or both, it seems to have worked? “By the time my wedding rolled around, each of my sisters had to have their dress altered to accommodate their thickening waistlines,” said Penny. “The day went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. I never thought for a moment on my wedding day that I wasn’t the center of attention, or the most important person in the room.”

          Yeah, this is all kinds of f*cked. I mean, first of all, I’d imagine that when these bridesmaids read this story and put two and two together, Penny is going to have some serious problems. But I guess that doesn’t matter to her, because she says she still gets happy when she sees the photos, but doesn’t feel bad because they’ve both slimmed down since. Damn, this woman needs therapy.

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          Bridezilla stories literally never get old. Don’t believe me? Read up on this one. A bride named Penny recently told Australian website, Whimn, that she tore a page out of Cady Heron’s playbook and “secretly fattened up” her bridesmaids with weight gain protein powder before her wedding. Coach Carr would be so proud.

          Regina-George-Weight-Gain

          While planning her wedding, Penny lived with her fiancé and two sisters, Maggie and Charlie. TBH, that sounds like a recipe for total disaster. If you have sisters, or have even watched a single episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you can probably imagine what a terrible f*cking environment that had the potential to be. Except, unlike Kris Jenner’s golden child, Kimmy K., Penny clearly suffers from tragic middle child syndrome.

          “I always felt like Jan Brady in the middle,” Penny told Whimn. “I wasn’t as hot and popular as my older sister and I wasn’t as cute and fun as my younger sister. I was just Penny in the middle.”

          Penny then went on to explain that having always felt like the plain, lame sis, she couldn’t stop thinking about the horror of having to stare at her wedding photos for the rest of her life if her sisters looked better than her in them. I mean, can you really blame her? One semester in college, two of my roommates got spray tan packages and taking photos with them every thirsty Thursday was literally soul-crushing, so I sort of get it. Except clearly Penny took this way too f*cking far.

          Anyway, since Maggie and Charlie are blondes with fair skin, Penny made them wear f*cking yellow bridesmaid dresses, which would have been enough of a crime tbh, but get this. Then she set out on a plan to fatten them up. Yes. Really. Each morning, she’d whip up some “weight loss shakes” for them. Only she literally emptied a tub of weight loss supplement and filled it with bulking protein powder (or like phentermine or something), and then gave them three times the suggested serving size, just to be safe. Then, she’d sit and sip her own shake, which was made just of fresh fruit and coconut water, and watch them gain weight before her very eyes.

          First of all, this is certifiably insane. Also I feel like it should be illegal? Tbh, I’m just going off my American Vandal viewing experience and extrapolating. But if feeding people laxatives without their knowledge is illegal, is feeding people weight-gaining stuff without telling them also against the law? Feels like it should be.

          Whether her scheme was illegal, just plain evil, or both, it seems to have worked? “By the time my wedding rolled around, each of my sisters had to have their dress altered to accommodate their thickening waistlines,” said Penny. “The day went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. I never thought for a moment on my wedding day that I wasn’t the center of attention, or the most important person in the room.”

          Yeah, this is all kinds of f*cked. I mean, first of all, I’d imagine that when these bridesmaids read this story and put two and two together, Penny is going to have some serious problems. But I guess that doesn’t matter to her, because she says she still gets happy when she sees the photos, but doesn’t feel bad because they’ve both slimmed down since. Damn, this woman needs therapy.

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          New blazes fan fresh fears in California as some return homehttps://advice4all.eu/new-blazes-fan-fresh-fears-in-california-as-some-return-home/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:22:03 +0000 https://advice4all.eu/?p=475
          A home stands alone, at left, among the devastation left behind by a wildfire Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

          The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.

          His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as "Shangri-La," would survive was that his next-door neighbor, Randy Berkeley, would not only protect his own house, but also Rasmussen's.

          On Monday, after driving a winding road across charred slopes and past smoldering ruins of other houses in Decker Canyon, Rasmussen wrapped Berkeley in a bear hug of thanks after finding their two houses still standing untouched by fire.

          "Without him, I knew it was going to be a loss," Rasmussen said. "He just went above and beyond."

          Fire officials lifted some evacuation orders Monday while warning Southern California residents to remain vigilant as strong winds fanned new fires.

          While some returned home, others were told to leave. As one major freeway reopened, another was closed.

          The return to normal for some was juxtaposed with the arrival of chaos for others, illustrating how quickly conditions can turn when erratic Santa Ana winds meet a spark in tinder-dry brush.

          At least two people have been killed and 370 homes have been destroyed in the fires that erupted last week west of downtown Los Angeles. It is likely that crews assessing damage will discover hundreds more homes lost in the canyons and steep hillsides in inland and coastal areas, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said.

          Over 200,000 people were still under evacuation orders even as some residents were allowed to return to inland communities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Newbury Park.

          Osby emphasized that about 57,000 homes have been saved from the so-called Woolsey fire, which burned a path about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long and 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) wide — from northwest of Los Angeles through suburbs and the Santa Monica Mountains to the Malibu coast.

          Officials reopened U.S. Highway 101 late Sunday to allow people to get into neighborhoods that had been threatened by fire, marking positive developments even though gusty, dry winds returned and fanned new fires.

          New fires erupted in the rugged Rocky Peak area along State Route 118 near Simi Valley and in suburban Thousand Oaks, where residents had been evacuated last week from a different fire the day after a gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar in the city.

          Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft quickly corralled the new flames. But fire officials said the new outbreaks showed the risk of more fire remained high and the public should be alert and not wait for an order to evacuate if fire is nearby.

          "I've been doing this job for 31 years and probably in the last five, maybe seven years, every year seems to get worse," California Fire Chief Scott Jalbert told The Associated Press.

          Containment of the Woolsey fire was estimated at just 20 percent but despite the wind there were no big flare-ups and blue sky replaced the massive smoke plumes of previous days.

          Surviving Malibu mansions stood in stark contrast to an utterly blackened landscape littered with charred cars, chimneys left standing and downed powerlines.

          The death toll stood at two, a pair of adults found last week in a car overtaken by flames a couple miles from Rasmussen's house. Those fatalities added to California's growing wildfire-related death toll.

          At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history. The search for bodies continued Monday.

          The cause of the Southern California fires remained under investigation, and Osby said nothing had been ruled out.

          Southern California Edison reported to the California Public Utilities Commission "out of an abundance of caution" that there was an outage on an electrical circuit near where the fire started Thursday. The report said there was no indication its equipment was involved in the fire reported two minutes after the outage.

          Downed powerlines and blown transformers have been blamed for several of the deadly fires that have burned in recent years, including some of the Wine Country blazes in Northern California last fall that killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.

          In Southern California, relief and heartache awaited those returning home. Rasmussen gasped as he rounded corners on the road home that revealed the extent of damage with more than a dozen nearby houses reduced to rubble.

          Berkeley and his wife, Robyn Berkeley, choked back tears as they recounted their ordeal holding back a 100-foot wall of flames and then repeatedly beating back hot spots that continued to flare up throughout the night and next day.

          The couple and their 25-year-old son, Colin, used hoses, buckets of water and chain saws to battle flames and cut back brush as the fire kept coming to life.

          "Just when you think everything is dying down, everything keeps coming back," Randy Berkeley said.

          Berkeley, who said he saved his father's home in Zuma Canyon in 1978, didn't expect any help from firefighters in such a remote place with resources so thin. He said he didn't see a firefighter until Monday.

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          Melley reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writer John Antczak contributed to this report from Los Angeles.

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          A home stands alone, at left, among the devastation left behind by a wildfire Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Malibu, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

          The sky was black and flames on the next ridge were fast approaching when Paul Rasmussen, his pregnant wife and 6-year-old daughter fled their mountainside Malibu home Friday for what they thought might be the last time.

          His only hope that the large home, once billed in real estate listings as "Shangri-La," would survive was that his next-door neighbor, Randy Berkeley, would not only protect his own house, but also Rasmussen's.

          On Monday, after driving a winding road across charred slopes and past smoldering ruins of other houses in Decker Canyon, Rasmussen wrapped Berkeley in a bear hug of thanks after finding their two houses still standing untouched by fire.

          "Without him, I knew it was going to be a loss," Rasmussen said. "He just went above and beyond."

          Fire officials lifted some evacuation orders Monday while warning Southern California residents to remain vigilant as strong winds fanned new fires.

          While some returned home, others were told to leave. As one major freeway reopened, another was closed.

          The return to normal for some was juxtaposed with the arrival of chaos for others, illustrating how quickly conditions can turn when erratic Santa Ana winds meet a spark in tinder-dry brush.

          At least two people have been killed and 370 homes have been destroyed in the fires that erupted last week west of downtown Los Angeles. It is likely that crews assessing damage will discover hundreds more homes lost in the canyons and steep hillsides in inland and coastal areas, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said.

          Over 200,000 people were still under evacuation orders even as some residents were allowed to return to inland communities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Newbury Park.

          Osby emphasized that about 57,000 homes have been saved from the so-called Woolsey fire, which burned a path about 20 miles (32 kilometers) long and 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) wide — from northwest of Los Angeles through suburbs and the Santa Monica Mountains to the Malibu coast.

          Officials reopened U.S. Highway 101 late Sunday to allow people to get into neighborhoods that had been threatened by fire, marking positive developments even though gusty, dry winds returned and fanned new fires.

          New fires erupted in the rugged Rocky Peak area along State Route 118 near Simi Valley and in suburban Thousand Oaks, where residents had been evacuated last week from a different fire the day after a gunman killed 12 people at a country music bar in the city.

          Firefighters and water-dropping aircraft quickly corralled the new flames. But fire officials said the new outbreaks showed the risk of more fire remained high and the public should be alert and not wait for an order to evacuate if fire is nearby.

          "I've been doing this job for 31 years and probably in the last five, maybe seven years, every year seems to get worse," California Fire Chief Scott Jalbert told The Associated Press.

          Containment of the Woolsey fire was estimated at just 20 percent but despite the wind there were no big flare-ups and blue sky replaced the massive smoke plumes of previous days.

          Surviving Malibu mansions stood in stark contrast to an utterly blackened landscape littered with charred cars, chimneys left standing and downed powerlines.

          The death toll stood at two, a pair of adults found last week in a car overtaken by flames a couple miles from Rasmussen's house. Those fatalities added to California's growing wildfire-related death toll.

          At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that obliterated the Northern California town of Paradise, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history. The search for bodies continued Monday.

          The cause of the Southern California fires remained under investigation, and Osby said nothing had been ruled out.

          Southern California Edison reported to the California Public Utilities Commission "out of an abundance of caution" that there was an outage on an electrical circuit near where the fire started Thursday. The report said there was no indication its equipment was involved in the fire reported two minutes after the outage.

          Downed powerlines and blown transformers have been blamed for several of the deadly fires that have burned in recent years, including some of the Wine Country blazes in Northern California last fall that killed 44 people and destroyed more than 5,000 homes.

          In Southern California, relief and heartache awaited those returning home. Rasmussen gasped as he rounded corners on the road home that revealed the extent of damage with more than a dozen nearby houses reduced to rubble.

          Berkeley and his wife, Robyn Berkeley, choked back tears as they recounted their ordeal holding back a 100-foot wall of flames and then repeatedly beating back hot spots that continued to flare up throughout the night and next day.

          The couple and their 25-year-old son, Colin, used hoses, buckets of water and chain saws to battle flames and cut back brush as the fire kept coming to life.

          "Just when you think everything is dying down, everything keeps coming back," Randy Berkeley said.

          Berkeley, who said he saved his father's home in Zuma Canyon in 1978, didn't expect any help from firefighters in such a remote place with resources so thin. He said he didn't see a firefighter until Monday.

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          Melley reported from Los Angeles. Associated Press writer John Antczak contributed to this report from Los Angeles.

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