It’s something that many preachers would be envious of – having God himself on speed dial, and being able to call Him whenever you want. Zimbabwean pastor Paul Sanyangore, 32, was caught on video this week actually ‘phoning God’ in front of a congregation. Surprisingly, the congregation seem highly impressed that Sanyangore has God’s number – something he claims he was given during a prayer.
It’s a well-worn stereotype – the doting father who shares an inseparable bond with his young ‘Daddy’s girl’. The study, published in Behavioral Neuroscience found that fathers sang more to their daughters and spoke more openly about emotions. By contrast, fathers of sons indulged in more rough-and-tumble play – and encouraged them with language about ‘winning’ and achievements.
You might think that eating six bars of Dairy Milk was a bad habit – and the sort of thing that your doctor might sternly warn you against. Research involving more than 50,000 people found that eating between two and six portions of chocolate reduced the risk of a heart condition known as ‘heart flutter’. Previous research into the subject focused on dark chocolate – but the new Danish study included people eating milk chocolate bars as well.
For Donald Trump, a handshake is a thumb war: a raging battle into which all four of his fingers will inevitably become embroiled. Considered by body language experts to be a display of power and domination, his handshake has been characterised as a “yankshake”, a "clasp and yank” or—in the pages of this newspaper—a “macho arm-yank handshake thing”. In the early stages of any shake, Trump will clasp his interlocutors’ extremity with the firm grip of an American bald eagle grasping onto the unsuspecting rump of a prairie dog.
When my daughter was tiny, her hair was easy to brush and plait. But as Freiya, now five, grew older and her hair grew thicker, longer and coarser, I had no idea how to handle her shock of magnificent curls. As a white mother to a mixed-race child (my husband is a British-born Sierra Leonean) I simply had no clue. And it showed.
Faced with the question, “Can I afford to buy a house?” the answer staring back at many young people is a big, fat "No". The average price of a house in the UK is an eye-wateringly expensive £215,847 (in London it pushes £500,000), and is projected to rise to £270,000 in the next few years, which means the number of people able to buy is reducing quickly. In 2016, housing charity Shelter released information stating that by 2020, first-time buyers will need a household income of at least £64,000, along with a £46,000 deposit, just to buy an “average home”.
Well, thanks to the growing number of bespoke beauty services, creating a product that suits you and your needs has never been easier. The beauty fanatic knows what they want and, thanks to the world of bespoke beauty, chances are, they might now be able to get it. Bespoke services are available in all corners of the beauty industry – this is our edit of the ones worth investing in.
Dating, as you all well know, has changed dramatically in the last five years. We've moved from giggling at people mad enough to put their details on Plenty of Fish into an era where it's not at all weird for your mate to pull out her phone, give it a few taps and head off into the sunset to meet the date she just organised right then and there.
Many of these holidaymakers might have tanned themselves before heading to their beach destinations, with the aim of helping to prevent sunburn, but doing so can actually have the opposite effect, research suggests. Among the 163 university students surveyed for the study, those who had pre-tanned before their sunny holiday breaks - 12 per cent of who said they went to a tanning salon purposely to “prep” their skin for sun exposure - were more likely to return home with sunburn. “Many people think that a base tan will protect them from both sunburns and skin cancer,” the study’s co-author John Lowe, MPH, PhD, head of the School of Health and Sports Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.
If you need proof that athleisure is infiltrating every last inch of the fashion world, look no further. Who What Wear reports that Sarah Jessica Parker, one Carrie Bradshaw, she of the high heel, is offering up a sneaker (of sorts) in her eponymous fashion label — but it's got a very SJP twist. SJP's "sneaker" is more like a classic Carrie-approved strappy sandal slapped onto an athletic-inspired sole for a fashion mash-up that any shoe-loving fashion fan will approve of.
Two teens crafted creative dresses that support Planned Parenthood. Karolina Montes, 16, and Zoë Balestri, 17, are students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City. Balestri explains that she and Montes got a grant from their school to purchase materials from Planned Parenthood, and also contacted the reproductive and sexual health care provider about their project and desire to buy materials in addition to what the school grant covered.
The group photo has become a seemingly necessary exercise during an outing with three or more people — but it's usually awkward for at least one person in the party. In case you're having some trouble picturing it, let Eva Longoria hilariously illustrate how that goes down. The actress was fêting 20 years of L'Oréal Paris' partnership with the Cannes Film Festival, rolling up to the Cinema Club as part of Olivier Rousteing's crew, a.k.a.
“Wow, that’s brilliant,” exclaims a tourist, cooing over my boyfriend’s easel, as we stand side-by-side painting the view outside’s Mayfair’s Connaught hotel. Who knew that a five-star art course would be the activity that pushed my previously happy relationship to the brink? In contrast, Terence, my beloved, spent his teens mooning moodily about an art room, and has been known to whip out a sketch pad while on hols.
The hotel honours its locale with a permanent exhibition, curated by the Museum of Chinese in America, which looks at the history of Chinatown’s core streets. Restaurant Rice & Gold will serve a New York take on Asian cuisine – such as pancit palabok (a Filipino noodle dish) and pho soup dumplings (from Vietnam) – while a 21st floor rooftop bar rounds things off.
The other night, I was scrolling through my text messages, trying to find my group chat with my friends, when I came across a message from a guy I’d met on Bumble that I’d read and never answered. He’d texted me on Thursday, asking what I was up to this weekend. It was now Monday.
The explanation is a complicated mix of personal preference, diplomatic protocol and religious dictates
Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.
When you call a fat body 'cute,' it’s patronising and de-sexualising. Before you tell a woman you love the confidence it takes for her to show her body, picture her as a thin, white, cis, able-bodied, young woman.
Last week Mark Zuckerberg shared a story on Facebook on his five year anniversary to his wife Priscilla Chan. It was a story in which the multi-billion dollar Facebook founder owned up to a substantial martial faux pas – cutting his honeymoon short to return to work. Yesterday was the five year anniversary of Facebook's IPO.
Recognising this, travel companies are working much harder to ensure solo travellers feel relaxed and happy, from hosted house-party style beach holidays to tours that include convivial dinners each night. To this end it can be helpful to book later rather than sooner, when the tour operator knows the age and sex of the other participants. Here are ten suggestions for ways to meet other solo travellers, either on dedicated singles holidays or by joining a trip where care is taken to bring people travelling on their own together.