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President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.

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Why Demi Lovato Loves Her Body?
What’s wrong with being confident? Ask Demi Lovato and she’ll likely say absolutely nothing.

The 24-year-old pop star has slipped her design shoes on once again and teamed up with the activewear brand Kate Hudson co-founded, Fabletics, for a second Demi Lovato for Fabletics collection. Basically, the capsule features 12 exclusive outfits sold as separate jackets, bras, tops, layering pieces, and leggings in a blue, black, magenta, and white color scheme that ranges in size from XXS to 3X, all designed to get you out the door feeling healthier.

So why’d she come back for another round? We caught up with Lovato at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., to discuss the collection and, of course, body positivity. Lovato told us fashion’s important to her, saying, “You get to express who you are, but it also is realistic for me to design athleisure clothes because it’s what I wear in my daily life.”

Rather than cover the designs with inspirational mantras as she did in the first collection, Lovato stepped away from that this go-round and focused instead on a different set of textures, patterns, and colors. “We have a bit of mesh involved [this time],” she said. “We have blue and pink, rather than the lime green and the kind of coral-ish color that we had before.”

“Going into fall, we wanted different colors,” she continued. “We still wanted it to have some life, but at the same time, I wanted some more black in there, so we added some more black.”

Yes, Lovato may be one of the most empowered Hollywood stars we know, but she admitted learning to feel good about herself is always a journey. “I’m still learning to love my body. It’s a daily thing, and I don’t think you ever learn at one point in your life, and then it’s fixed forever,” she told InStyle.

“Your body changes, you change. It’s just a matter of how much you’re working on yourself. I make sure that I put my mental and physical health before work. That is what keeps me in a good state of mind,” she said.

Lovato also added, “Physical health is something that is important to me, because it keeps my body in shape, and not from a vein kind of standpoint. It just keeps my organs and my muscles working well. I don’t get sick as much. I eat very clean. It’s just things that, when you’re in a good place, you learn how to deal with those moments of insecurities better.”

Of course, Lovato also teamed up with Fabletics because of the brand’s commitment to inclusion, female empowerment, and body positivity. As with the first, the second collection also benefits Fabletics’s partnership with Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign supporting the empowerment of girls everywhere. The brand is supporting the organization’s School Cycle initiative, which works with the United Nations Population Fund to give girls bikes to get to school safely.

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Moon rising in the night Sky
Over Singapore

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Watchful and wary

Assam macaque (Macaca assamensis)


I encountered many groups of macaques in Bhutan, but opposed to the langurs they were rather wary of humans, so I only had brief encounters where I had to be very quick with my camera.

This one was passing by above me on the steep slope and was paying attention to my every move as it was moving away from me. The langurs I encountered were mostly just looking and continuing with whatever they were doing as if I was just another animal of the forest.

What’s half the fun is going through the images afterwards, as I so often capture details I am not at all aware of in the field, and here it is snot! Albeit just a small amount. It could also be sap, water or nectar from flowers under the nose, but in any case I was not able to see this through my viewfinder.

It was after all early in the morning and rather dark still, and this is shot at ISO 12800!

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 12 April 2017 06:22
Altitude: 977 meters

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“Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” the president said. “You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish!”

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Why Everyone Hopes To Live Forever

Hope keeps the child in us alive. Hope keeps the flame of life burning in every living being. So much is the faith of every living being in ‘hope’ that they forget the inevitable, that is, death. Such is the power of hope. A dying man hopes for a longer life, a sick man hopes for a healthy life, a poor man hopes for a rich life, an unsuccessful man hopes for success, a student hopes to crack the exam, and a parent hopes for obedient children. Whatever may happen, hope always remains alive.

Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. Others say, hope is a feeling of trust. Such is the potency of this feeling, that we ignore the inevitable and keep on living in the hope that this will not happen to us. King Yudhishtira told Yaksha that the biggest wonder on earth is that we observe others dying now and then, yet think that this will not happen with us. Scriptures explain this hope in Sanskrit with the word – ‘Sat’. ‘Sat’ means the desire to live eternally. All living beings, if asked, will say that they do not wish to die.

‘Sat’ drives the basic instinct to live happily.

What is the source of ‘Sat’? The desire to live eternally can only come from something eternal. Our body is not eternal, our family is not eternal, and our worldly belongings are not eternal; so these cannot be the source of the desire for eternal life.

As per scriptures, only Soul and Supersoul are eternal. Supersoul is only One. Souls are many. Therefore, scriptures confirm that we all are souls. Apart from the desire for eternal life, we also have desire for knowledge and happiness. Scriptures call these as ‘chit’ (desire for knowledge) and ‘anand’ (desire for happiness). Sat-chit-ananda.

Soul is satchitanand, that is why no one wants to die; no one wants to be known as a fool (wants respect as being learned and knowledgeable); no one wants sorrow. These three desires are common in all living beings. Hence all are souls.

Chaitanya, referring to Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagwad Gita and Sri Narada Pancharatra, explains that we, the souls, are servants of Krishna, eternally. In the seventh chapter of the Gita, Krishna explains that soul is part of his potency. This means soul is the servitor of Supersoul.

All scriptures and pure devotees of the Lord certify and declare openly, this truth. One must understand that by staying in this material world and forgetting the Supersoul, the servitor of the Lord suffers from threefold misery. When the soul (servitor of the Lord) serves the Supreme, it remains in transcendental ecstasy and is not bothered by any of the threefold miseries. One who attains this exalted state of devotion is instantly liberated from the cycle of birth and death.

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The smallest of the bluebells

Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

Svartskog, Norway

This is by far the most common of the bluebells where I live, and it blooms until the frost arrives.

The other bluebell species are no longer carrying any flowers, yet this species is still producing flower buds.

It is a small flower, but not the only reason it might be hard to photograph. As the flower is attached to the most delicate and hanging stem even the faintest draft makes it move.

Today the air was very calm and I found some beautiful flowers in a sheltered location, yet there was sufficient movements in the air for the bell to move, so I had to wait for the moments of still air, then capture and refocus and wait again for the next pause.

Fortunately the rain did not increase, so the intermittent rain only added beauty to the flowers.

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 15 August 2017 15:04
Altitude: 34 meters

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