Former king Juan Carlos has said he is leaving Spain to live in another country amid a financial scandal. The royal family's website on Monday published a letter from Juan Carlos to his son, King Felipe VI, saying "I am informing you
A young student is attempting to revolutionise the way we stay dry on a rainy day. Designed by Anna Cserba, After You is a multifunctional umbrella prototype that can effectively free your arms when it rains. When the sky clears up, the
Story and video from SWNS Meet the ten-year-old 'mini Monet' whose stunning floral landscape paintings can sell for up to £10,000. Daisy Watt only started painting four years ago when two of her grandparents were diagnosed with cancer
A car has been spotted driving along a road with its bonnet open in eastern China. The clip, shot in the city of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province on July 30, shows the vehicle moving with the bonnet clearly obstructing the view of the driver.
Read along with your favourite STOR14S podcast releases: a full transcript of Dragons Like Shiny Things written by Sharon Butters and read by Lonnie Chavis.
Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify from August 3rd to hear Lonnie Chavis reading Sharon Butters' winning entry to the Yahoo short story competition.
Another month, another full moon — but 3rd August’s full Sturgeon Moon is about to bring us some intense energy. In the sign of altruistic Aquarius, this moon, according to astrologer Lisa Stardust, is asking us to seek justice and embrace change. “Aquarius is the humanitarian sign of the zodiac and when it’s fully lit up by the glow of the moon, we will all seek ventures that call for us to be more in sync with the modern rhythms of society and to revel from the past and conservative beliefs,” she tells Refinery29.Uranus seeks social change and justice, and is the modern ruler of Aquarius, she explains. “During this luminary Uranus, who’s in Taurus, will square the Aquarius moon. This means it will be important to take action around transforming our views and scope of information,” she says. Open yourself to learning new things and new causes to believe in — now’s the time to fully commit, and get out and protest for what you believe in.Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for SunSigns.com, tells Refinery29 that the power of Mars is also present during this full moon in the form of a sextile. “This will inject us with the energy we need to keep on fighting,” she says. “From its current position in Aries, Mars is the ultimate warrior staple that, when channelled appropriately, can help us to keep our inner fire going.” Which is a great sign — we know that activism is a marathon, not a sprint, and we’ve been collectively going full steam ahead for righteous causes since early June. “While some form of collective healing will take place during this full moon thanks to the sextile this moon forms with asteroid Chiron, there’s a lot more that needs to be done,” she says. And she’s right.“This is one of the most powerful full moons of the year and can act in ways that are random and volatile,” Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer at Keen.com, tells Refinery29. During this celestial happening, it’s important to keep a calm attitude and approach things in an intelligent and grounded manner, she explains. “For those who thrive on change, this moon can seem electric.”That’s not all. “This full moon will play out in the US and the world in terms of sudden and unexpected — if not explosive — events,” Hale says. She points to concern with finances, unstable political situations and even news concerning women. “In the US President Donald Trump’s chart, this full moon shows revelations, or situations that will become revealed and it’s possible a health problem could surface now or in the near future as it ‘sets off’ his current transit of Uranus square natal Pluto,” she says. “Pluto also deals with power struggles, bullying tactics, sex and money.”Pretty intense, right? But there are ways we can use this full moon for good, Live the Light, psychic empath and advisor at Keen.com, tells Refinery29. “It’s a powerful time for manifesting goals if you know how to harness the energy,” she explains.To make the most of this full moon, Live the Light says, first take a break. “Turn off your devices, step away from the chaos of the world and just be,” she recommends. Relax, unwind and take a breather. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to calm your mind. “Find a quiet space where you can be alone,” Live the Light advises. “Breathe in gently through the nose and out through the mouth. As you inhale, affirm that peace and serenity are entering your body. As you exhale, affirm that fear, worry and self-defeating thoughts are leaving your body.” She says that this process will allow you to invite tranquillity and stillness into your life — something we’re all in need of after a hectic 2020.And finally, prepare to dream. “Once your mind is clear it’s time to identify what you truly want,” Live the Light says. “Is there a dream or goal that you have always desired to reach? Is there a relationship you want to improve? A skill you want to learn? Take a pen and paper and write it all down.” Then, she says, ask yourself: What is one thing I can do now to make this dream a reality? “Once you have the answer, commit to doing so within the next two to three days and after that, add additional steps to follow throughout the month.”Full moon energy can be felt two to three days before its inception and two to three days after it ends — so use these steps to take advantage of this moon and clear your mind, quiet your emotions and focus on long-term goals.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?How Uranus, Planet Of Rebels, Rules A GenerationI Used Tarot & Astrology To Catch My Ex CheatingThe 2020 Revolution Was Written In The Stars
The UK's largest independent travel agency chain, Hays Travel, is poised to cut nearly 900 jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting travel restrictions.The number represents one in five of the 4,500 staff, most of whom work in branches across the UK from Cornwall to Aberdeenshire.
Story and pics by SWNS Town hall chiefs have been slammed by angry parents for leaving a kid's playground to grow into a "jungle" - where the grass is now taller than their children. Mums and dads are fuming after the overgrown
Beyoncé’s visual album Black Is King, which was released on Disney+ on Friday, was arguably the greatest fashion moment of the year — from the custom leopard print jumpsuit courtesy of Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli to a cow-print corset made especially for the occasion by Burberry’s Riccardo Tisci. But it wasn’t all flashy designer ensembles. In addition to showcasing a number of independent Black designers like Tongoro, a Senegalese label founded by Sarah Diouf, and Loza Maléombho, an Ivorian-American designer with an atelier based in Côte d’Ivoire, Beyoncé — along with her longtime stylist Zerina Akers — also chose to highlight a number of more affordable brands, one of which is Australian eyewear favorite Poppy Lissiman. Throughout Black Is King, Queen Bey can be spotted wearing four different pairs of sunglasses from the Perth-based brand, three of which are priced under £150. Included in the mix is a red-lensed cat-eye pair (that is currently on sale for just £60), which the star wore alongside a floral tea-party gown designed by British label Erdem, as well as an elongated pair of black skinny shades worn with a custom leopard print gown by Kujta & Meri. The latter sunglasses were plucked from Poppy Lissiman’s runway collaboration with NYC-based indie brand Puppets and Puppets from AW19 fashion week, which was unfortunately never sold by either brand. “We loaned these a while ago so [we] had an inkling but [were] never expecting her to wear so many,” the brand wrote on Instagram in response to a commenter. “So stoked.”Beyoncé also wore a pair of yellow crystal sunglasses by the brand, during the aforementioned tea party, which are currently still in stock and cost £110, as well as the Huntsman Luxe sunglasses, which Akers paired with what appears to be a mini-skirt-and-crop-top combo made entirely of confetti. The sunglasses themselves are angular and black with crystal detailing. They, the most expensive of the bunch, are priced at £130. Akers also dressed the singer in sunglasses by eyewear brand A-Morir, which while a bit more costly — all A-Morir sunglasses are handmade in NYC and range from £200 to £1,350 — are equally as covetable. So, while Pierpaolo Piccioli won’t likely be designing custom capes for us anytime soon, it is possible to copy a few of Beyoncé’s Black Is King looks after all — at least in the eyewear department. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Beyoncé Wears Marine Serre In Black Is KingBlack Is King's Special Twitter FeatureBeyoncé Is Queen In "Black Is King"
Coronation Street's recent storyline has shone a light on mitochondrial disease - but one family has had to watch their real-life story unfold on TV.
Phillip Schofield's net worth has been revealed in new figures obtained by The SunOnline. The This Morning presenter raked in £807,413 through his Fistral Productions company by November 2019, bringing his company value to £2.5 million.
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has fallen ill after returning to Italy from a trip to his native Bavaria to visit his brother, who died a month ago, a German newspaper has reported. The daily Passauer Neue Presse quoted Peter Seewald, a biographer
In recent weeks, ITV bosses have confirmed that the 2020 edition of I'm A Celebrity will definitely go ahead. Which means that the rumour mill speculating on possible jungle-bound celebrities has gone into overdrive. Two well-known names
Story and pics by SWNS This is the bizarre moment a green-fingered thief was caught on CCTV pulling up outside a family home - before stealing several plants in pots. Security footage released by police shows the man reversing onto the driveway
Boots is selling own-brand plant-based tampons and menstrual cups in store for the first time.The high-street pharmacy has added a new sustainable range to its collection of sanitary towels, tampons and menstrual products, which are available to buy in store now.