Claire’s, a mecca for middle school girls who want cheap accessories and free ear piercings, is reportedly about to make a drastic move to deal with its financial issues. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, reports that Claire’s is preparing to file for bankruptcy in the next few weeks, and would pass control of the chain from their parent company, Apollo Global Management LLC, to lenders who would help ease the company’s $2 billion in debt. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below According to The Hollywood Reporter, their planned deal will allow Claire’s to keep operating its thousands of stores stores while paying its bills—at least until a new plan arises to deal with all the debt. Neither Apollo nor Claire’s has commented about a possible bankruptcy filing. The company has lately been struggling with dwindling customer numbers and competition from online retailers, and has been trying to get its products in other stores like drugstores or … [Read more...] about Claire’s Is Reportedly Filing For Bankruptcy, So R.I.P To Your Childhood
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When Khloé Kardashian first proclaimed her love for the sky blue, teddy-shaped gummy SugarBearHair Vitamins, I was skeptical, but intrigued. Which is basically the story every time a Kardashian endorsement rolls out with an immaculately-filtered selfie on Instagram.But this had Khloé's upload of approval—and no one keeps it more real. Besides, they promise longer and stronger hair, and they're cute, so what's really to lose? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below A callback to the Flinstone Gummies of my youth, they were 100% more enticing than the fish oil pills (or "gross" vitamins, as SugarBear likes to call them) gathering dust in my cabinet.The SugarBearHair supplements come in a three-month, three-bottle package, the instructions being that you eat two gummy bears a day. Full disclosure: I've only tried a month's worth at this point. And it's important to note that as a brand, from the packaging to their language, they're unicorns-and-rainbows-level … [Read more...] about I Tried Khloé Kardashian’s Gummy Bear Hair Vitamins For A Month And My Hair Was Never The Same
Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert recently showed off an impressive robot called H.A.N.D.L.E. Marc Raibert himself even calling the creation nightmarish. Someone in the crowd had a cell phone and recorded a rough video. Feeling like something out of the movie Iron Man when Tony Stark revealed video of his competitors Iron Man suits to a hostile Senate the footage is dramatic. So is the robot. No doubt the audience in the video was very enthusiastic about one of the new robots called H.A.N.D.L.E. A rolling humanoid bot designed to carry very heavy loads, maneuver in and out, over and under various obstacles. All at a very high rate of speed. Just begging for a belt fed mini gun and two huge ammo boxes placed at it’s hips. Scary indeed and this is just what is being shown to the public.Boston Dynamics came out of M.I.T. with funding from D.A.R.P.A. in 1992 and is a defense contractor. They … [Read more...] about Leaked DARPA Robot. Can You H.A.N.D.L.E. the Truth?
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to be an F.B.I. agent? Now you can find out—at least, as far as your fitness is concerned. For the first time in 16 years, the F.B.I. is making their agents take an exercise exam, according to The New York Times, which just obtained an internal memo sent by F.B.I. director James B. Comey to agents in October. According to the Times, many agents are working longer hours and are under increased stress since the September 11 attacks, meaning they have less time and arguably more need for sweat sessions—hence the need for the test. RELATED: How Fit Are You? Test Yourself with These 6 Exercises"The test is primarily designed to ensure that agents can move quickly during a mass shooting, chase suspects, and restrain them if they resist arrest," says the Times. "The threshold to pass is not nearly as high as it is for military commandos or hostage rescue-team members."Okay, so you can't exactly find out if … [Read more...] about Are You Fit Enough to Be an F.B.I. Agent?
If you’ve noticed fleshy little growths on your skin that are tempting to pick at, you likely have skin tags. These raised bumps and flaps are known as “acrochordons” or “cutaneous tags” by dermatologists. Fortunately, they’re completely harmless–but they can be super annoying if you don’t like the way they look. “They often occur in areas of friction like around the neck, under arms and by the groin and are thought to be caused by irritation from skin rubbing on skin or on clothing,” says Bruce Katz, M.D., a dermatologist in New York City.You can probably blame them on your parents–skin tags are usually genetic. Obese people have a higher instance of them since there is more flesh likely to rub against itself to provoke more tags. You may have just one or a couple skin tags, or they can sprout up as a small, isolated group of bumps. For reference, here's what they look like: RELATED: Are Those Razor … [Read more...] about The Right (i.e. Not Bloody) Way to Remove Skin Tags
I live in Colorado and met an amazing girl a couple of weeks ago in New York. We've been flirting via e-mail. What's the best way to propose a visit? Answer: Even if she's crazy about you, revealing your eagerness to see her again may not be the best thing. These days, chicks like to do the chasing. You were just in New York, right? Mention that you have to go back for some loosely related reason and ask if she's free one night. She'll suspect it's really all about her, but she won't know for sure. That bit of doubt will make her far more excited about you than if she knew you were smitten. … [Read more...] about I live in Colorado and met an amazing girl a couple of weeks ago in New York. We’ve been flirting via e-mail. What’s the best way to propose a visit?
There’s an unfortunate tendency for people to assume that if you’re single and a woman, you must be unhappy about it—especially if you’re older than 35.But many women (both famous and not) have discovered that while relationships can be lovely, marriage and monogamy aren’t always all they’re cracked up to be, and that they’re actually at their most satisfied and fulfilled while going it alone.The wisdom of these 11 famous, independent ladies is a powerful reminder that being single can be just as enjoyable—or even much more enjoyable—as being in a committed, exclusive relationship.1. Coco ChanelThe legendary designer (1883-1971) who forever changed the world of fashion also famously opted to remain single her whole life. "It's probably not just by chance that I'm alone," she's quoted as saying. "It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he's terribly strong. And if he's stronger than I, I'm the one who can't live with … [Read more...] about 10 Famous Single Ladies on the Joys of Being Unmarried
Salads are a go-to healthy lunch choice, but it's what you pile on top of those greens that separates the hearty from the heavy. “The word salad comes with a health halo around it, so there is a tendency to throw any and every ingredient in without paying attention to portion size, calories, and nutrient contributions,” says Rachel Begun, R.D.N., of Rachel Begun Food and Nutrition Solutions.The most nutritious (and satisfying) salads are balanced, with around four to five add-ins that each provide different flavors and nutrients. “A salad that has protein in the form of animal meat, eggs, beans, nuts, and cheese is just overkill,” Begun says.But don't worry, you don't need a nutrition degree to build a sensible bowl. To help you stay sane at the salad bar, we asked a few of our favorite R.D.s which toppings you should load up on, and which you should skip to avoid roughage regret: … [Read more...] about The Best and Worst Salad Toppings, According to R.D.s
Living like Khloe Kardashian is hard as hell. No, not her lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous day-to-day existence (I’m sure that’s pretty great), but mimicking her diet and fitness routine? That’s another story completely. Then try doing that in the middle of the holidays and you basically want to quit, give up, and hit the nearest Shake Shack. Not fun.To start, her trainer is Gunnar Peterson. Yes, the very same man responsible for the bods of Khloe’s sister Kim Kardashian, along with a couple other age-defying women: Sofia Vergara and Jennifer Lopez. Peterson is known for giving celebs ass-kickings in the workout department, so walking into a training session with him is a little terrifying to say the least.Plus, Peterson is one of the top trainers featured on Khloe’s new show Revenge Body (premiering January 12 at 8 p.m. EST) and in an effort to get my own such bod, the Women’s Health editors challenged me to train like her—for two weeks, … [Read more...] about ‘I Did Khloe Kardashian’s ‘Revenge Body’ Workout for 2 Weeks—Here’s What Happened’
Imagine you and I were sitting in your local coffee shop...(or on the patio, with Bally the Dog at our feet - since he'd go crazy if I left him outside)...talking about your lack of motivation. What I'd do is give you my 5 most powerful & inspirational quotes to get you inspired to take action.So even if you sat there in your favorite chair, and told me, between sips of your piping hot green tea, that you were really struggling, here is what I'd say to you (digging deep into my vault of favorite quotes)...1) I'd start by reminding you, "To get something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done"According to the TT Survey, 48.1% of TT readers want to lose the last 10 pounds. Another 32.5% want to lose 10-25 pounds. And with Joel's program, he is going to show you how to do that BEFORE summer.Yes, you'll surprising diet methods that you've never used before, but you'll also get the results you were never able to get before too.2) Then I'd get quite serious and I'd … [Read more...] about 5 Inspirational Quotes