Keanu Reeves, Gabrielle Union among the fairest of them all: See who made the ‘Vanity Fair’ 2019 Best-Dressed List

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L-R Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade — Gillian Laub/Vanity Fair(NEW YORK) — Vanity Fair today unveiled its 2019 Best-Dressed List, putting the spotlight on 40 “icons” who the magazine says have changed the fashion game. 

Among those who got the thumbs-up this year: Keanu Reeves, Brad Pitt, Zendaya, Elle Fanning, Mahershala Ali, Zoë Kravitz, Rami Malek, Diane Keaton, Billy Porter and Jennifer Lopez.

The list also highlights married couples — dubbed “The Ensembles” — including Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union; Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet; George and Amal Clooney, and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Here’s the full list:

The Virtuosos
Celine Dion
Diane Keaton
Jeremy O’Harris
Marc Jacobs
Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Rami Malek
Serge Iabka
Zendaya
Zoë Kravitz

The Classics
Elle Fanning
Gemma Chan
Lisa Eisner
Mahershala Ali
Pamela Joyner
Chloë Sevigny
Cicely Tyson
Frank Ocean
Jennifer Lopez
Keanu Reeves

The Originals
B. Akerlund
Billy Porter
Harry Styles
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Kehinde Wiley
Lena Waithe
Solange Knowles
Tyler, The Creator

The Ensembles
Amal & George Clooney
Victoria & David Beckham
Bella & Gigi Hadid
BTS
Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union
Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet
Rick Owens & Michèle Lamy

Vanity Fair will be celebrating the 2019 Best-Dressed list with an exclusive party at this evening in New York City, at Saks Fifth Avenue’s venue L’Avenue. 

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Posted On 05 Sep 2019

2nd person in US dies from lung disease linked to vaping

danchooalex/istock(NEW YORK) — A second person in the country has died after developing a severe lung illness that is believed to be linked to vaping, as health officials continue to grapple with the dangers of e-cigarette use and the exact cause of the deaths.

The victim, whose name and age was not made public, died in Oregon in July after using an e-cigarette or vaping device that contained marijuana, according to the state’s Health Authority.

Officials with the agency said the person’s symptoms were consistent with the hundreds of similar cases of respiratory illnesses that have been reported in the U.S., most of which are affecting teenagers and young adults.

Health officials recently said that while there is not one e-cigarette product involved in all the cases, many involved products that contained THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana.

The Oregon death is the first in the country involving a vaping product with marijuana. In late August, an Illinois person died from the lung illness after using an e-cigarette.

Yet the exact cause of the deaths — and the dangers of vaping — remain unclear but are being investigated on both the federal and state level.

“We don’t yet know the exact cause of these illnesses — whether they’re caused by contaminants, ingredients in the liquid or something else, such as the device itself,” said Dr. Ann Thomas, the public health physician at the Oregon Health Authority.

More than 200 possible cases of respiratory illnesses have been reported in 25 states after use of e-cigarette products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those who have suffered from the lung illness reported experiencing shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or weight loss.

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2nd person in US dies from lung disease linked to vaping

danchooalex/istock(NEW YORK) — A second person in the country has died after developing a severe lung illness that is believed to be linked to vaping, as health officials continue to grapple with the dangers of e-cigarette use and the exact cause of the deaths.

The victim, whose name and age was not made public, died in Oregon in July after using an e-cigarette or vaping device that contained marijuana, according to the state’s Health Authority.

Officials with the agency said the person’s symptoms were consistent with the hundreds of similar cases of respiratory illnesses that have been reported in the U.S., most of which are affecting teenagers and young adults.

Health officials recently said that while there is not one e-cigarette product involved in all the cases, many involved products that contained THC, the mind-altering substance in marijuana.

The Oregon death is the first in the country involving a vaping product with marijuana. In late August, an Illinois person died from the lung illness after using an e-cigarette.

Yet the exact cause of the deaths — and the dangers of vaping — remain unclear but are being investigated on both the federal and state level.

“We don’t yet know the exact cause of these illnesses — whether they’re caused by contaminants, ingredients in the liquid or something else, such as the device itself,” said Dr. Ann Thomas, the public health physician at the Oregon Health Authority.

More than 200 possible cases of respiratory illnesses have been reported in 25 states after use of e-cigarette products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Those who have suffered from the lung illness reported experiencing shortness of breath, cough, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever or weight loss.

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MP demands Boris Johnson apologize for ‘racist’ comments about Muslim women

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Adrian Wojcik/iStock(LONDON) — In his first Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson came under fire for “racist” comments he has made in the past.

Opposition Member of Parliament Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, who is Sikh and wears a turban, demanded that the prime minister apologize for comments about Muslim women in a newspaper column in August 2018.

Johnson wrote that women who wear the burka look like “letter boxes” in a column for The Telegraph newspaper last year, a month after he resigned as the U.K.’s foreign secretary.

Dhesi asked “when will the prime minister finally apologise for his derogatory and racist remarks … which have led to a spike in hate crime?” He also asked when the prime minister would order an inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia in the Conservative Party. Earlier this month, Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly committed to such an inquiry.

“For those of us who from a young age have had to endure and put up with being called names such as towelhead or Taliban or coming from Bongo-Bongo Land, we can appreciate the hurt and pain felt by already vulnerable Muslim women when they are described as looking like bank robbers and letterboxes,” Dhesi said.

Dhesi’s comments come two days after non-profit The MAMA Project, which measures anti-Muslim attacks in the U.K., issued a report in which they said there was a spike in incidents reported to them after Johnson’s column was published — from eight incidents the previous week to 38 anti-Muslim attacks the week following publication.

Johnson’s August column, titled “Denmark has got it wrong. Yes, the burka is oppressive and ridiculous – but that’s still no reason to ban it” argued that it was not a sensible political strategy to ban the burka, while at the same time using language that many found offensive.

“It is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes,” he wrote. He also compared women who choose to cover their faces to bank robbers.

His remarks prompted dozens of complaints and he was called on to apologize by Theresa May, the prime minister and head of the Conservative party at the time, the BBC reported. However, a panel convened to assess whether he had broken the Conservative code of conduct found that he had not.

Victim Support, another British non-profit organization that assists victims of hate crimes, told ABC News that in 2018 they “offered information and support to around 25,000 people who had experienced hate crime, the majority of which was racially or religiously motivated, which is an increase of 23% on the previous year.”

Diana Fawcett, chief executive of Victim Support, said that “We know that hate crime is still underreported and one of the main reasons is that victims fear they won’t be taken seriously.”

The prime minister, who has only been in the job since July, refused to apologize for his remarks saying that “If he took the trouble to read the article in question, he would see that it was a strong liberal defense … of everybody’s right to wear whatever he wants in this country.”

Johnson went on to say that he had Muslim ancestors and was related to Sikhs while retorting that the Labour Party should look into its own history of anti-Semitism.

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Posted On 05 Sep 2019

NYC fitness studio offers world’s ‘coolest’ workout

Mladen Zivkovic/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City is home to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the coolest workout in the world — literally.

Brrrn is the only fitness studio in the world that operates colder than 72 degrees and, because of this, calls itself the world’s first cold workout experience.

Co-founder Jimmy Martin came up with the cool concept while working as a personal trainer. On a hot July morning, one of his clients complained that they felt like they always got a better workout in the fall and winter months in colder temperatures. This set off a lightbulb in Martin’s head.

Martin said he searched online for cold workout experiences but found nothing. That’s when he knew he had discovered something special.

He later met Johnny Adamic at a fitness studio and after learning about his background in public health, floated the idea of a cold workout experience by him. Adamic began to research the benefits of working out in colder temperatures and after many nights of intense research, he was on board.

“At brrrn, heat doesn’t get in the way of your workout,” Adamic said. “You don’t have this competing cardiovascular demand on your system trying to cool down while also trying to exercise. You get to focus on exercising your best.”

“If you are cold your body will shiver in an effort to maintain your core temperature, so that burns more energy thus burning more calories,” said Dr. Rameck Hunt, medical director for the Weight Management Program at Penn Medicine Princeton Health. “Also, cold weather may allow for better endurance which can allow for harder and longer workouts.”

Hunt also notes that in a colder climate it’s important to warm up and stretch as the temperature can make muscles stiff. Also, he notes, people with asthma may be more sensitive to a colder temperature.

Each workout class at brrrn takes place in a 50-degree “refrigerator.” The fitness studio uses slide boards, ropes and weights to give clients a chilly full-body workout.

“We spent five years developing this concept,” Martin said. “We thought okay we have this cool temperature environment but what are the types of workouts we’re going to do in this fridge that will set people up for success with their workout?”

The founders then developed the three types of classes that are offered at brrrn: slide, HIIT and HIIT plus slide. Slide focuses on using the slide boards throughout the class for both cardio and Pilates type movements. HIIT uses both ropes and weights for a high-intensity interval training experience. HIIT plus slide combines the two classes using slide boards, ropes and weights in circuit-style boot camp class.

Martin and Adamic think this is just the beginning not only for brrrn, but for the cold fitness movement.

“The future is now,” Martin said. “We’re already talking about expansion opportunities, we’re working on ways for people to keep their cool at home. The future is bright.”

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What to know about cupping, a traditional Chinese medical technique

Alina555/iStock(NEW YORK) — Cupping is a traditional Chinese medical technique popularized by athletes — recall Michael Phelps at the 2016 Olympics — that uses suction cups to release tension from muscles.

Some headlines have claimed that cupping is “ridiculous and possibly harmful,” and many are wondering about the safety and effectiveness of the treatment method.

Here’s everything you need to know:

What is cupping?

According to the NIH Center of Complementary and Integrative Health, cupping is a technique of “creating suction on the skin using a glass, ceramic, bamboo, or plastic cup.” This suction is created either by applying a flame to the inside of the cup, or by attaching a suction device to the cup. There are variations of cupping, including “wet” and “dry.” In “wet” cupping, the skin is pierced and blood collects in the cup.

How does cupping work?

Cupping provides a “myofascial decompression,” loosening “the deep layer of Saran Wrap that encapsulates our muscles,” ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton said on Good Morning America. The suction in the cup pulls skin and underlying tissue upwards, and blood flow to the area is increased.

Is it safe?

Side effects of cupping are mainly skin related, according to the NIH: “Cupping leaves temporary bruises on the skin. Cupping can cause skin discoloration, scars, burns, and infections. It may worsen eczema or psoriasis.” There is a risk involved with “wet” cupping, where blood pools into the cup. If equipment is not sterilized appropriately, there is an increased risk of transmitting diseases like Hepatitis B and C.

Is it effective?

The medical science behind cupping is unclear. “In western, peer-reviewed medicine, there is scant to no literature to support whether or not this works,” Ashton explained, adding that “there have been some reports that people feel better. You just have to proceed with caution.”

There are some short-term studies showing that for neck pain, cupping is more effective than standard medical care with painkillers and heating pads. There are poorer quality studies that show for lower back pain, cupping is more effective than painkillers.

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Notre Dame debuts first female leprechaun mascot in school’s 177-year history

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University of Notre Dame(NOTRE DAME, Ind.) — Lynette Wukie, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, is making history one cheer at a time.

The Ohio native made her debut on Monday as the first female leprechaun in the Catholic university’s 177-year history.

“I’m happy to be in this position to show girls or anyone of any race or gender that you can do anything,” Wukie, 21, told ABC News’ Good Morning America. “I’m very excited.”

In addition to being the first woman to hold the prestigious mascot role, Wukie is one of only three African Americans in school history to hold the role.

She is in a three-person leprechaun class this year that includes another African American student, Samuel Jackson, and Conal Fagan, the first native-born Irishman to be mascot.

“I know all three of us are just really excited,” Wukie said. “It’s an interesting dynamic because we have kids look up to us and now we show a different representation.”

Wukie, a high school cheerleader, came to Notre Dame after breaking the glass ceiling in another sport: golf. She worked as the only female golf caddie in her hometown near Cleveland, while in high school.

Through caddying, she was granted the Chick Evans Scholarship, a four-year tuition and housing college scholarship offered to students who have made a job of toting golf clubs.

Once at Notre Dame, Wukie became a film, television and theater major and never thought she could become the school’s mascot until she was encouraged by a previous mascot to try out.

“I was very skeptical about whether I should,” Wukie said. “A lot of my fear just came from regular old stage fright and I think being a woman was a little off-putting too because there hadn’t been a woman predecessor.”

“I thought if I do all of this and don’t get it I’m going to be embarrassed because it’s a very public thing,” she added. “But I realized that if I wanted to do it, then all of that was worth it.”

Wukie submitted her application and was chosen as a top-5 finalist.

Her finals tryout consisted of performing in front of a mock pep rally, where she had to adapt, because all the uniforms were in men’s sizes. She was also interviewed by judges, where she said the topic of being a woman was discussed.

“One of the [judges] said it never crossed her mind that a leprechaun could be female and she apologized because she said it should have,” Wukie recalled. “I told her not to apologize because I didn’t think of it either.”

“It was one of those things where that’s how it’s always been and that’s how we always thought it would be, but here we are,” she said.

Wukie found out last April that she was one of the three students chosen to be a leprechaun. She spent the summer preparing for the role, including figuring out how to make it her own.

“We have done our best to keep the tradition but adapt it to me being female,” she said. “I still have a suit, but the pants are cuffed instead of cinched and both the coat and the vest are shorter so it’s more of how a women’s suit would look.”

“I wear an ascot type scarf, but I can also wear the tie if I want, it’s my choice,” Wukie added.

The Notre Dame leprechaun is one of the few collegiate mascots whose costume does not include a head piece. For many years, the leprechaun role came with gender and height requirements and required the ability to grow a beard, according to Delayna Herndon, a University of Notre Dame cheerleading coach.

“So far the reaction to having a female portray the leprechaun has been overwhelmingly positive,” Herndon told GMA. “[Wukie] truly is a role model for so many young men and women wanting to strive for whatever they’re passionate about.”

Wukie and her fellow mascots are considered student-athletes and train with the school’s cheerleading team. One mascot is chosen to cheer at Notre Dame football games, while all three, including Wukie, cheer on the school’s other sports teams, from soccer to volleyball and basketball.

Wukie said her fellow students recognize her on campus and she has already experienced young girls running up to meet her and give her high fives. The reaction is a far cry from the controversy she feared as a barrier-breaker.

“I think it’s something that’s natural with anything like this, when there’s a first, especially with gender, that something will come up,” she said. “Also being a woman of color, I feared there would be a lot of controversy, but I’ve heard only positive things both here and back home.”

“I hope that having a female leprechaun continues as a tradition,” Wukie added. “I hope I won’t be the only one.”

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Posted On 05 Sep 2019

Nurses, therapists transport infants in ‘mini ICU on wheels’ away from Hurricane Dorian’s path

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta(ATLANTA) — As Hurricane Dorian prepares to make landfall in the southeastern U.S., causing several states to declare a state of emergency, a small team of 14 drove to the coast to pull sick newborns out of the storm’s path.

The team of drivers, respiratory nurses and respiratory therapists from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta traveled to two hospitals in Savannah, Georgia, and transported infants undergoing treatment back to Atlanta.

Rana Roberts, RN, director of Trauma and Transport at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, told ABC News’ Good Morning America the process of organizing the evacuation took a lot of coordination with medical facilities and state partners.

“It just really is rewarding to know that you’re kind of part of something bigger that is really so incredibly committed to taking care of people,” she said.

A total of 10 patients were transported in three specialty transport trucks, each equipped with two drivers, two respiratory nurses and two respiratory therapists.

Each patient needed different types of support, with one infant in particular requiring a high-frequency oscillating ventilator.

“We have specialized neonatal pediatric critical care transport ambulances that are literally like mini ICUs on wheels,’” Roberts said.

The roundtrip to Savannah was a total of 12 hours, with the last team arriving back at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at 7:45 a.m. on Monday. The mass exodus of people from nearby areas to avoid Dorian’s path caused heavy traffic.

The team from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta used specialty trucks instead of helicopters because the weather wasn’t acceptable for air travel.

“Really, the people who we should celebrate and recognize the most are the caregivers who left their families on a holiday to respond to our needs for them to go on a transport and they immediately came,” Roberts said.

Roberts told GMA that all babies were transported safely and are doing very well.

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Scoreboard roundup — 9/4/19

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iStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE
NY Yankees 4, Texas 1
Boston 6, Minnesota 2
Kansas City 5, Detroit 4
Cleveland 8, Chi White Sox 6
Oakland 4, LA Angels 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
NY Mets 8, Washington 4
Cincinnati 8, Philadelphia 5
Pittsburgh 6, Miami 5
San Francisco 9, St. Louis 8
Arizona 4, San Diego 1
LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 3

WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Connecticut 102, Dallas 72

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Posted On 05 Sep 2019

Prince George and Princess Charlotte go back to school

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mychadre77/iStock(LONDON) — Prince George and Princess Charlotte are back in school and, for the first time, are attending the same one.

This school year is the third at Thomas’s Battersea for Prince George, 6, the eldest child of Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Princess Charlotte, 4, is starting her first year at the private school, located just a few miles from the family’s home at Kensington Palace.

Kensington Palace shared a photo and video of George and Charlotte arriving at school with their parents.

George and Charlotte are known to their classmates not by their royal titles, but as George Cambridge and Charlotte Cambridge.

Thomas’s Battersea’s most important rule is “be kind,” the school notes on its website.

In addition to normal school subjects like math, science and reading, George, and Charlotte and their classmates also take on everything from computer programming and religious studies to French, poetry and ballet.

“We are proud of our creative curriculum and the children quickly become immersed in their topics and engage in all learning experiences presented to them,” the school’s lower school head, Helen Halsem, says in a letter shared online. “Progress is carefully monitored and supported by the form teacher, the teaching assistant and specialist teachers.”

Halsem was on hand when George attended his first day of school in 2017, holding his hand as he walked into the school alongside Prince William.

George is in now in year two of the Lower School, when students are expected to become “leaders,” according to Halsem.

“By Year 2, the children become the Leaders of the Lower School. This increasing independence and maturity helps them to prepare for a smooth transition to the Middle School,” she explains on the school’s website.

William and Kate, also the parents of 1-year-old Prince Louis, chose a school that describes itself as prioritizing social responsibility as much as academic achievement.

“Whilst we are proud of our record of senior school entrance and scholarship successes, we place a greater emphasis on a set of core values, which include kindness, courtesy, confidence, humility and learning to be givers, not takers,” the school’s headmaster says in a welcome letter on the website. “We hope that our pupils will leave this school with a strong sense of social responsibility, set on a path to become net contributors to society and to flourish as conscientious and caring citizens of the world.”

Thomas’s Battersea requires its approximately 560 students to wear uniforms, including to ballet.

George and Charlotte can look forward to field trips in their futures, too, as students “enjoy regular day trips to London’s art galleries, theaters, parks, museums and historic locations,” according to the school’s website.

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Posted On 05 Sep 2019
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