Love Mandy Moore’s Moon Necklace on This Is Us? Shop 7 Similar Styles (Jack Not Included)

We don’t know about you, but we’re over the moon for Rebecca Pearson’s necklace on This Is Us. The gold crescent moon design was given to Rebecca by Jack (that right there has us reaching for the Kleenex), and she wears it throughout season 1 of the hit NBC show. During last season’s final episode, Rebecca (played by Mandy Moore) is seen holding on to the necklace in the final scene, as she contemplates the future of her marriage with Jack (Milo Ventimiglia). And to get ready for the highly anticipated new season which airs on September 26th, we’re indulging in a little retail therapy. Below shop seven necklace styles… Read More

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Iskra Lawrence Debunks Deceiving Model Poses: ‘Everything Is an Illusion’

Iskra Lawrence is continuing her push for body positivity with a new video debunking all the simple posing tricks that some models use to alter their appearance in photos. In the video, Lawrence — an Aerie model — explains that “good lighting, good angles, good posing” are all things that “can completely change what your body looks like.” Lawrence, 27, starts the video by revealing “how models fake thigh gaps” (by tilting back their pelvis), and notes, “everything is an illusion.” She further tackles six other positions that make models appear to have a larger butt, thinner arms, no double chins, flat stomachs and more. “Be super aware when you’re… Read More

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Pulitzer winner George Dohrmann on the FBI charges: “There were no real consequences to breaking NCAA rules”

Nobody knows the unseemly world of college basketball better than George Dohrmann, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who uncovered academic fraud at Minnesota and wrote a book about recruiting. Dohrmann worked for the L.A. Times and Sports Illustrated and is now an editor at The Athletic. He was kind enough to provide context on this morning’s events. We talked about the broken system, the FBI news, what the corruption/fraud charges mean — they were filed against 10 men, including assistant coaches at Arizona and USC — and the potential long-term impact on the sport. Get Pac-12 Conference news in your inbox. Sign up for the Pac-12 Hotline newsletter. The Q&A format… Read More

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Epic fail: Soccer refs banned after match-fixing goes wrong

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Four soccer referees in the southern African country of Malawi have been banned for life for match-fixing after they received just $20 between them to fix a game and returned $15 to the team doing the bribing because it still lost. Referee Aziz Nyirenda, assistant referees Limbani Chisambi and Stephano Gomani, and fourth official Jimmy Phiri, were all found guilty of fixing a national cup match between lower league team Nchalo United and Chitipa United. The match-fixing was revealed after Nchalo United, the team that bribed the refs, lost in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw and demanded its money back. When the referees could only… Read More

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NASA shows off a drive-by snapshot of Earth from OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe

This color composite image of Earth was taken by the MapCam camera on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Sept. 22, just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth gravity assist maneuver at a range of about 106,000 miles. (NASA GSFC / Univ. of Arizona Photo) During last week’s flyby, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft captured a stunning portrait of Earth’s disk, spanning the Pacific from Australia to America’s West Coast. The color composite image, created from readings that were captured on Friday while the asteroid probe zoomed past at an altitude of 106,000 miles, was released by NASA and the University of Arizona today. You can make out Australia at lower left, and… Read More

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Brain Surgeon Who Allegedly Wanted to Create ‘Sexual Families’ to Abuse Children Facing More Charges

Additional charges have been filed against a California brain surgeon who allegedly sexually abused several children and fantasized about creating “sexual families” by impregnating women and their daughters so he could then molest his offspring. When he appeared last week for a bail hearing in a Santa Cruz court, James Kohut, 57, learned that he will now face an 36 additional counts after investigators discovered video evidence allegedly showing the doctor abusing two young boys and a little girl with his two co-defendants, reports The Mercury News. Kohut was arrested in May along with Rashel Brandon, 42, and an Arizona woman, Emily Stephens, 29. Both women, who were nurses, were… Read More

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Impact seek win over NYC, help from D.C., to get into playoff position

MONTREAL — All those points frittered away at home earlier in the season cost the Montreal Impact control of their own destiny. So the seventh-place Impact (11-13-6) must find a way to beat second-place New York City (15-8-7) when they meet Wednesday night at Saputo Stadium, and then hope for some help from lowly D.C. United to get into a playoff position heading into the final stretch of the season. The Impact are three points out of the MLS playoffs. The team they are chasing, the sixth-place New York Red Bulls, play what is, on paper, an easy game at home against last-place D.C. “We can say we need these… Read More

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How one artist’s ‘encrypted’ paintings memorialize the concept of privacy

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Loss for Words exhibit is part of its annual Next Wave art festival, a celebration of visual arts, theatrical works, music, dance, and film. The theme of this year’s exhibit is the emergence of visuals as the primary mode of communicating rather than the written word — or, as the exhibit’s guide puts it: “a basic shift in our culture, from text-based communication to one where images are the dominant tool of expression.” Going into the exhibit during its Monday night opening reception, I sort of thought it was going to be about memes or reaction GIFs or red baseball caps. It was much dreamier.… Read More

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