Princess Anne, the no-fuss royal who stayed out of trouble

London (CNN)Princess Anne was brought to center stage this week after speculation ran rife when a viral video showed her shrugging at her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at Buckingham Palace’s NATO reception on Tuesday evening. By Wednesday, “Princess Anne” was top of UK Twitter trends. Compared to some of her siblings, Anne — who turned 69 in August — has managed to keep a relatively low key profile (for a royal), but in recent months, she seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. This could partly be down to the success of Netflix’s “The Crown.” In recently released season 3, Erin Doherty’s no nonsense portrayal of the young princess seems to have struck a chord with audiences as her …

What Are The Most Effective Pick-Up Lines For Women To Use?

A team of scientists have explored which pick-up lines used by women work best on men. According to the small study, direct pick-up lines are most effective, but the attractiveness of the woman is the main discriminant when it comes down to it. The research, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, was produced in three parts. The first pilot study employed 18 heterosexual women to come up with pick-up lines. The lines were divided into innocuous, direct, and flippant. The second pilot study had 205 self-identifying heterosexual men, mostly Caucasian between the ages of 18 and 53 years who were found on Reddit, to rate photographs of women for both high and low attractiveness and high and low promiscuity. The team then randomized the pick-up lines …

Pinterest Will Stop Promoting Former Slave Plantations As Wedding Venues | Betches

I never thought I would say this, but I am proud of Pinterest. Why am I proud of a platform whose entire brand is “basic, but make it a hobby,” may you ask? Because according to Buzzfeed News, Pinterest are removing content that glorifies and romanticizes former slave plantations as wedding venues. We love to see it. Here’s one of the least surprising pieces of information I’ve ever heard: white people love to have their weddings at former slave plantations. It’s almost like we still haven’t learned our lesson? Even beloved celebrity couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds celebrated their big day at a plantation. But after Color of Change, a civil rights advocacy group, wrote letters to multiple platforms asking …

Does Height Difference Really Matter Anymore In Relationships? | Betches

shallowslightlyPower Dynamics, Security, And Gender Roles Dr. Jess CarbinoThere are also social rewards for being tall. “The taller you are, the more likely you are to be successful and make more money,” says Dr. Carbino. “Theories suggest that taller individuals are more confident and perceived as being more and in control due to their physical stature.” She adds that men used to “thThe People Have Spoken… What do the boys have to say about this? “I’m 6’3” so I’m usually the taller person, but I’m not intimidated by dating women who are close to my height,” says Kevin. A true hero. He’s also hot, so hit him up, ladies. Dave thinks this is a tough call. “They could be up …

The Gay Kiss in Twinkle all the Way Could Herald a Lifetime Christmas Movie Revolution

Christmas movie that premiered last weekend, is in many ways like so many other holiday movies: sappy, cute, kind of silly, and best consumed with a glass of very sweet eggnog. However, Twinkle all the Waywritten by Brian Herzlinger and Megan Henry Herzlinger; Brian Herzlinger also directed itis also surprising for not ending with its usual straight kiss amidst the glitter, sprinkle, snow, and cozy knitwear. The last kiss on screen is a gay one. Indeed, it is the same-sex kiss between Brian Sills character Lex Harrison and husband Danny (Mark Ghanim) that rounds out the movie, not the kiss between hetero protagonists Cadence Clark (Sarah Drew) and Henry Harrison (Ryan McPartlin). This, and the presence of Lex and Dannys …

Students Want Professor Fired for Writing About Pederasty but University of Texas Says Its Protected Speech

A group of students at the University of Texas are calling for the firing of a classics professor who has written extensively on pederastysocially acknowledged romantic relationships between adult men and teen boysin ancient Greece. Students claim Thomas Hubbards academic work advocates for violent crime against teen boys and is being celebrated in online communities that promote pedophilia. In writings reviewed by calls physical relationships between men and boys in ancient societies a proper learning experience. Separately, in 2010, Hubbard reportedly wrote an article analyzing sexual consent among young boys in antiquity, calling current age of consent laws a sad by-product of a naive and self-righteous era comparable to prohibition. Contemporary American legislation premised on childrens incapacity to consent to …

Academics Are At War Over Racist Roots of Anglo-Saxon Studies

At the RaceB4Race symposium held in Washington D.C. in September 2019, medievalist but as medievalist Erik Wade has pointed out, the term was never in widespread use and exists mostly in a few Latin texts. The people who lived during what is known as the Anglo-Saxon Period (4101066 CE) referred to themselves historian Reginald Horsman, the idea of the Anglo-Saxons as the origin of all things English can be traced to the English Reformation in the 16th century. Following the break from Rome and the Catholic Church, the hunt was on for a historical origin for what was to become the Church of England. This origin was found in the church that existed in England before the Norman Conquest in …

Lisa Page breaks silence, saying Trump’s ‘fake orgasm’ forced her to speak out

FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok is seated to testify before the the House Committees on the Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election,” on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Page said that when internal DOJ investigators said she was under investigation for anti-Trump text messages, she had no idea what they were talking about — and maintained, as Strzok has, that she is capable of separating her personal life from work. “At the end of July in 2017, I am informed by the DOJ Inspector General’s office that I’m under investigation for political text messages and honestly, I have no …

Noah Baumbach: Marriage Story illustrates that to take sides is folly

The directors breakthrough film was about his parents divorce, and his latest movie seems to be about his own. But what he thinks they are really about is hope Over the years, Noah Baumbach, the American writer/director, has made films about all sorts of things. Kicking and Screaming (1995) is about a group of college pals who refuse to move on with their lives. The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) is about siblings attempting to live in the shadow of their egomaniacal artist father. But for some of us, he really has only one true subject: D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Consider the best movies of his career so far, made almost 15 years apart: Marriage Story, his hotly Oscar-tipped new film. To pinch from Philip …

6 Toxic Beliefs About Love That We Need To Stop Romanticizing

Heidi Priebe Updated December 1, 2019 Troy Freyee Heidi Priebe Updated December 1, 2019 Troy Freyee 1. You shouldn’t have to work at it. Whoever coined the phrase ‘,’ was probably about three days into their seventh-grade relationship. Real love is work – it always has been and it always will be. It’s work to figure out what makes someone tick. It’s work to figure out how to compromise. It’s work to plan a future with somebody else and it’s work to resolve every argument you hit along the way. With some people it will be harder and more consistent work than it will be with others – there’s definitely something to be said for finding a partner whose values …

Review: Wyze’s smart lightbulbs affordably complement your smart home system

Wyze Bulb $7.99 ($29.99 for four-pack) asy setup Compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT CONS: Wyze is quickly becoming known as the budget smart home system to beat. Big-name competitors might out-tech Wyze in a handful of ways, but many of those features are for serious gadget nerds or consumers with highly specific needs. For the rest of us, Wyzes products offer ease of use at a competitive price. The Wyze Bulb is no different: The smart lightbulb works with the rest of the tools nicely to accent your entry-level smart home. Its sort of difficult to rate the aesthetics of a light bulb. The Wyze Bulb looks like any white LED bulb. It screws into any correctly sized …

Emilia Clarke: I didnt want people to think of me as sick’

As she stars in this years Christmas feelgood movie, Emilia Clarke talks about the intense scrutiny of Game of Thrones, how she coped with the brain haemorrhage that almost killed her and why we all need to escape reality sometimes Emilia Clarke had a headache. It was 2011, just before Valentines Day and just after shed wrapped on the first series of Game of Thrones, playing Daenerys Targaryen, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons. She didnt yet know, as she crawled into the locker room of her local gym in north London and vomited bile into the toilet, that Game of Thrones would run for seven further seasons, break Emmy-award records for most wins for a scripted television series and …

Why Mrs Fletcher is the most underrated show on TV right now

The HBO limited series starring Kathryn Hahn provides a fascinating commentary on sex, online porn and existential uncertainty Mrs Fletcher is not a show likely to inspire a rabid fanbase. The HBO miniseries, based on the 2017 Tom Perrotta novel of the same name, is a small show, in the vein of Ramy, Shrill or Fleabag: half-hour series whose worlds revolve around one deep, rich well of a character surrounded by a knockout supporting cast. But where, say, Shrill rocket-launches one millennial womans self-acceptance (and writing career) and Fleabag shatters, well, everything, Mrs Fletcher is decidedly more understated, indecisive, moody. Its namesake, Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn), is a mid-40s single mother in suburbia whose attempts to bond with and discipline …

Happy Friendsgiving: Weekend Horoscopes November 22-24 | Betches

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and most of us are being unfairly targeted by the cosmos to spend time (if not suffer a bit of drama) at the hands of family members and close friends. Will your slightly racist uncle make more colorful comments this year? Will your aunt dig in to your romantic history? Or will you decide to sit out of Thanksgiving altogether in a show of solidarity with other introverts? Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, you can seek some comfort in your weekend horoscopes. Capricorn Don’t get weirded out if you want to spend time alone on Saturday, Capricorn. Sometimes self-love comes in the form of locking the door, turning off your phone, and being alone with …

The Most Whack Dating Advice Of 2019 | Betches

It’s no secret that dating in this day and age is f*ckboy whose overconfidence is in direct proportion to his staggering mediocrity. So when you get to the point where you’re looking for outside advice, the hope is that it will be hopeful and/or helpful. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and we feel it’s our sworn duty here at Betches to expose the advice that is egregiously awful. Read on for the worst dating advice of 2019. astrology and use my sign to justify piece describing what all Tauruses are like in bed. The article claims that because Tauruses are more in touch with their sense of smell, “if you smell bad, you’re not going to get it on …

A Woman Hired Mark McGrath To Dump Her Boyfriend! – Perez Hilton

The Sugar Ray frontman is one of the many celebs on the Cameo app who are willing to send greetings, best wishes, or birthday messages for a small fee. He’ll also apparently break up with your boyfriend. That’s exactly what a woman named Cheyenne hired the When It’s Over singer to do, and he was more than ready to explain the difficulties of long distance relationships to his client’s boyfriend (well, ex-boyfriend now), Brayden. Comparing Brayden’s romantic situation to his own struggles, he mused:  Sadly, for Brayden anyway, that distance will no longer be an obstacle in his relationship because, as McGrath put it, “she just wants to be friends, bro.” Probably not the best timing, Cheyenne” The singer capped …