“I’m considerably blessed in my life. I came from nothing, and my life took a whirlwind change overnight,” the American Idol alum, 32, tells PEOPLE. “My life couldn’t be any better. But you just pause and go, ‘Why wouldn’t you want to give back? Why wouldn’t you want to help out when you have so much spotlight to share?’ ” … [Read more...] about Kelly Clarkson: I Give Back Because ‘My Life Couldn’t Be Better’
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The aim is to be an art director: if I could do that in an advertising agency that would be great. I really think advertising can be a good force for change. I’ve been coming to the library for years: you can just sit upstairs with your laptop. I’ve brought friends here quite a few times. After long days at the library we go to a Turkish place in Bloomsbury called Pitted Olive. It’s a family business and their food does the Mediterranean taste justice and they always give filling portions. I like working at the British Library because everybody’s focused. Everybody looks like they know what they’re doing and that makes you much more decisive. You want to pick up a book, sit down, read it, really take it in, move on to the next thing – it’s that kind of culture. KB … [Read more...] about Quiet, please… In praise of the British Library
The counselling sessions included some peculiar highlights: family-planning videos, which included crude vaginal fluid viscosity tests for determining fertility; and the meaning of Christ’s unconditional love in a short movie starring a porn-addicted Kirk Cameron. Then there are the parts of the counselling we do not joke about with friends, our first real discussions about faith, where we came from, and where we would go after we were gone. Would that journey be together if we did not believe the same thing? We came to the quaint “love conquers all” conclusions reached by lots of mixed-faith couples. If I could let him be a humanist and he could allow me to practise a vaguely Buddhist form of Catholicism, then that was a good place to start. Dare I say it? We would not pray together, but we would stay together. … [Read more...] about ‘There was no child, I told myself’: life and marriage after miscarriage
As the world continues to grapple with the outbreak of COVID-19, people across the globe have gone into self-isolation. When you think about it, the whole coronavirus pandemic lockdown and its aftermath seem to have been lifted straight for poorly written Sci-Fi movie. This outbreak has forced us to change the way we lead our lives and retreated us to our shells, to fight a battle against an organism which is not even visible with naked eyes. However, even in these times of isolation, quarantine and lockdown, it is important to take a step back and reflect on all that you have. You have a roof over your head, you are quite likely to be working from home with no hassle of commuting, you have your family members with you, you have electricity, gas to cook fresh food and a plethora of OTT platforms to keep you entertained. So, if a weekend plan is what you are looking for, we have got you covered. We have laid out a detailed weekend planner with a host of suggestions and options to pick … [Read more...] about First weekend after Lockdown: Here is a detailed weekend plan that covers all your needs!
The reason why is that the films, TV shows and music videos, along with everything else we search, read and watch online, is sent to our phones and computers through underground cables from vast data service centres, often thousands of miles away, in an immensely energy-consuming process [File photo] … [Read more...] about Revealed: How streaming a season of your favourite Netflix show could ‘produce more pollution than driving from Birmingham to Manchester’