Harry Potter Wedding at Hollywood Castle

Harry Potter fans, brace yourselves for a magical wedding that won’t disappoint. The amazing team at Crosby + Jon Design were able to perfectly execute an elegant Harry Potter-themed wedding without any cheesy details. It wasn’t an easy task to bring the wizarding world to life for Cindy and Matthew’s big day. As huge fans of the franchise, the bride and groom also had a hand in making their wedding as authentic as possible. When it came to the venue, choosing the right location was critical to setting the scene.…

Easy Food Swaps for Weight Loss

Sure, losing weight is a careful balance of eating healthy, exercising, getting enough sleep, and managing stress. But what does “eating healthy” mean, exactly? You could be eating plenty of food you think is good for you only to find out it’s sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Finding the right foods to eat can just be a matter of making simple swaps. As these photos show, you don’t even have to give up your favorite foods — just make these tweaks, and you can save hundreds of calories, dozens of grams…

IGTV Is Going to Change the Way You Instagram

Those who make a living through Instagram — a group of influencers who can be critical of developments on the platform — are thrilled about the company’s newest feature, Instagram T.V., announced Wednesday. The feature, which will allow users to stream videos up to an hour long, has already appeared within the app, bringing a whole new mode of entertainment to an environment that already takes up a whole lot of its users’ free time. It will also exist as a stand-alone app for those who want all full-screen video…

British Wedding Traditions | POPSUGAR Love & Sex

No cocktail hour? Our POPSUGAR UK editor Gemma Cartwright dishes on the differences between American weddings and British weddings. Some are quite surprising! 1. We Have an All-Day Breakfast Kind of! The meal at a British wedding is known as the “wedding breakfast,” even if you eat it at 5 p.m. Apparently this harks back to when the bride and groom would fast before they married in the morning. Now, it’s just one of those quirky traditions we refuse to let go of. 2. Speaking of Mornings . . .…

Lifestyle changes can help obese women improve fertility

(Reuters Health) – Although obesity can significantly decrease a woman’s ability to get pregnant, losing weight through diet and exercise can improve her odds, according to a research review. Programs that promote weight loss through lifestyle change, rather than bariatric surgery or medications, are preferred and can increase the chance of spontaneous pregnancy, the study authors conclude in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “It is important that women are aware that they may jeopardize their reproductive health if they are obese and should consider improving their lifestyle,” said senior author…

Close sibling bonds may protect against harm of family conflict

(Reuters Health) – Strong sibling ties can help buffer adolescents from the stress of witnessing parents’ battles and unresolved conflicts, a small study suggests. Researchers found that feelings of insecurity and other psychological problems stemming from regular exposure to family conflict were common in seventh-graders who had low-quality bonds with their siblings. With close sibling bonds, kids were less likely to experience these effects later in their teenage years. “Close and warm sibling relationships can help offset the distress that many kids experience following repeated exposure to interparental conflict,” lead…

Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos

“I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” When the first lady, Melania Trump, on a surprise humanitarian visit to a children’s shelter in Texas, strode onto her airplane in an olive green Zara army jacket with those words scrawled in faux white graffiti on the back, it sent the watching world into what might be called, with some understatement, a meltdown. “Insensitive,” “heartless” and “unthinking” were some of the words hurled through the digisphere about the choice. “It’s a jacket,” her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement to reporters.…

How Many Calories Should You Eat in a Day?

If you asked 10 people how many calories you should eat in a day, you would probably get 10 different responses (and be even more confused than when you started). It’s not an easy question, yet everyone seems to think they know the answer. Instead of turning to an online macro calculator or fitspo Instagrammer, I took this question straight to an expert, Dr. Preeya Alexander. Dr. Alexander, also known as The Wholesome Doctor, is an Australia-based general practitioner who is passionate about prevention and enjoys a glass of wine…

Ancient musical instruments get an airing in Athens

Author:  Reuters Thu, 2018-06-21 16:49 ID:  1529607700484747200 ATHENS: Hymns sung to the Greek gods thousands of years ago resonated from ancient musical instruments in Athens on Thursday, transporting a transfixed audience to antiquity. The phorminx, the kitharis, the krotala and the aulos — string and wind instruments reconstructed by musical group Lyravlos — echoed among marble statues in Athens’s National Archaeological Museum as part of World Music Day celebrations. A family of musicians, Lyravlos have recreated exact replicas of the ancient instruments from natural materials including animal shells, bones, hides…

Serena Williams Reveals The Best Money Advice She Got. (It’s From Oprah, Of Course.)

Serena Williams isn’t wary of talking about money. The tennis legend has been open about pursuing financial opportunities outside tennis, recognizing that an athlete’s career on the court can’t last forever. She responded honestly in 2015 to the revelation that, despite her much higher rank, she earned less through endorsements than Maria Sharapova did.  Now she’s urging others to challenge the taboo around talking about finances, through a new Allstate Foundation Purple Purse campaign to raise awareness about financial abuse ― which is rarely discussed but happens in up to 99 percent of domestic…