Sunday Firesides: Want to Solve Your Social Problems? Get Over Your Self

Shyness, social-interaction-sabotaging awkwardness, is commonly chalked up to a variety of causes. Genetics, personality, upbringing, a simple lack of confidence. But its real root is typically overlooked.  The shy are self-centered. Now, that may seem harsh, but, it’s literally true. When you’re suffering from shyness, you’re focused on yourself, on how you’re feeling. All you’re thinking about is: How am I doing? Did I say the wrong thing? Do they like me ?  What you’r...
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Get 20% Off Your Order at Saks (Includes Beauty)

Today only get 20% off your total at using code APRILSGSF! The discount works up to $1,000 sitewide and works on high-end fragrance and beauty: $50 Off your $250 purchase $100 Off your $500 purchase $200 Off your $1000 purchase It’s a good time to grab high end fragrances like Kilian Love Don’t Be Shy Eau de Parfum and Baccarat Rouge 540 Eau de Parfum! This is a great deal to take advantage of if you aren’t a Rouge Member at Sephora and want to score some beauty on sale! Enj...
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Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

Pathogenic and methane-producing, poo is the worst part of pet ownership. But in South Australia, a group of enterprising pet owners are piloting solutionsI’ve always picked up my dog’s droppings with bittersweet feelings. There’s the gratification of doing the right thing, and the guilt for contributing to plastic waste. This was eased somewhat by using biodegradable bags, but there’s more work to be done.Animal Medicine Australia estimates there are . A single dog produces approximately 340 g...
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How we stay together: ‘We’re the middle aged couple walking down the street holding hands’

Angela Kitzelman and Don Jarmey joke their secret is having ‘no goals’, a philosophy that’s worked for the pair over more than three decades Names: Angela Kitzelman and Don JarmeyYears together: 36Occupations: public servant and lab technician“If you can travel together successfully, that is a sign of a strong relationship,” says Don Jarmey. “If you can sit for 41 hours on a bus from Istanbul to Budapest with about 2 metres of snow outside, where the bus stops three times in that 41 hours and yo...
Tags: Relationships, Life and style, Australia news, Budapest, Queensland, Brisbane, Istanbul, Angela Kitzelman, Don Jarmey, Don JarmeyYears

Princesse Marina de Bourbon Symbol For A Lady

  The French house Princesse Marina de Bourbon started one of its lines in 2019, leaving us delighted with the compositions but also the design of the bottles that beautifully represent this house. The Symbol collection, with its first edition, gave us white flower lovers a truly fantastic fragrance that is also intense, intoxicating and graceful. The Symbol Eau de Parfum from 2019, with its com... Read full article: Princesse Marina de Bourbon Symbol For A Lady from Fragrantica Perfumes and C...
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Electimuss Finds Fragrance Through Ancient Rome

Electimuss in Latin means "to choose the best." UK based founders Luke Granger and Jason Collison created Electimuss London in 2015, and have developed a rich portfolio of perfumes inspired by the Roman Empire, its vastness, leaders, and cultural impact across the ages. in 2020 Clair Sokell Thompson began working with the brand as creative director, and new releases have continued to grow. The bra... Read full article: Electimuss Finds Fragrance Through Ancient Rome from Fragrantica Perfumes an...
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Kintsugi helped me to understand my brother's death

The Japanese artform, based on a belief that a repaired pot can be stronger, taught me about tragedy and the ability to overcome itMy brother died at the age of 10, when I was eight. When I was nine, I shushed my best friend for mentioning him. At 11, I forced myself to stop turning my head away when we drove past a cemetery. And at 16 I spoke his name aloud for the first time, although it was many more years before I could actually talk about him.“The world breaks everyone and afterward many ar...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Craft, Bereavement, Ernest Hemingway, Kintsugi

I'm a 17-year-old Fortnite gamer who's won over $646,000 in two years since going pro. I average about 10 hours of gaming daily.

Palma became eligible to play professionally at age 14 and says he practices playing Fortnite for 10 hours a day. Diego Palma Diego Palma, aka Arkhram, is a 17-year-old professional gamer based in Sacramento, California. Since going pro in 2019, he's won more than $646,000 from Fortnite competitions. He says he can spend up to 10 hours each day reviewing old games and practicing with fellow pro players. See more stories on Insider's business page. I was 4 years old when my papá fi...
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Ray Mears: 'You won’t see me on I’m a Celebrity – I’ve done all those things for real’

The woodsman and TV presenter, 57, on trademarking his name, surviving a helicopter crash and planning for the worstI grew up in the analogue age and feel very privileged. It encouraged me to look outside for stimulus and fostered a degree of self-reliance that we’ve lost. But I do think children today are given more reign to be themselves. My generation was not inspired to have spirit in a way you see so much now.After I left school, I went to work in London. I can’t even remember what I did. I...
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Review of Neptune The Mermaid Collection by TokyoMilk

Perfume and cosmetics brand TokyoMilk launched the Neptune The Mermaid collection in 2017 (Sanja's announcement can be read here.) The collection includes three fragrances, united by legends about a fabulous underwater world, with design reminiscent of that same world under tropical seas. Characteristic floral motifs are complemented by mermaids, bright fish and octopuses. Brand owner Margot... Read full article: Review of Neptune The Mermaid Collection by TokyoMilk from Fragrantica Perfumes...
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Riz Ahmed: ‘I am happiest when feeling challenged or overwhelmed’

The actor and rapper on social media, home-cooked curry and letting goBorn in London, Riz Ahmed, 38, studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University. His films include Four Lions, Rogue One and Venom; he won an Emmy for his role in the miniseries The Night Of. He has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his role in the film Sound Of Metal, available on Amazon Prime from 12 April. Last year he released a rap album, The Long Goodbye. He recently married the American novelist F...
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Saturday Links

Contest: Enter to win four great books on discipleship from Gospel for Life. Curated links for your weekend reading: Digital Commandments I shall use technology to love God and love others. My guiding questions, every time I reach for my phone, will be: What for? Why now? What else? Why We Should Not Entirely Emulate Our Favorite Preachers We should have our preaching heroes and learn from them, but we should not entirely emulate their methods. Here are a few reasons why. Inten...
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‘A small, sanitised existence’: what effect will the pandemic have on today’s babies?

When my first child was born, there were parties, flights, bus trips, visitors. My second son arrived into a very different worldMy son, 0, doesn’t know any different. One of around 600,000 babies born in Britain in the plague year of 2020, he has spent all eight months of his life (and most of his gestation) in a world defined by distance and disease.His circle is small. He doesn’t get out much. When he does, the faces that peer in at his pushchair are concealed by masks. A baby is usually a ma...
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Blind date: 'I looked her up online before the date – I'm not sure what she made of that'

Kate, 48, nutrition consultant, meets Stephen, 48, census administratorWhat were you hoping for?A fun, laid-back evening with a few laughs and maybe some chemistry. Continue reading...
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Tim Dowling: is the dog-fox friendship sweet – or a bad omen?

The fox looks at me. ‘You have to go,’ I say. But it doesn’t moveThe dog is barking. I have no idea what time it is – I went to bed late and fell asleep abruptly – but, judging from the blackness on the other side of the window, I’m confident that if I were one of my neighbours, I’d be pissed off.I sit up in bed. The dog is still barking. My phone says it’s 3.30. I pick my trousers off the floor and pull them on, because there are no dangers or demons in this world I am prepared to meet trouserl...
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