Last modified on Dec 21, 2020 23:16 GMT Arianna Chatzidakis Want to be the best friend you can to someone who’s going through a hard time? From M&S to Notonthehighstreet.com, shop the best thinking of you gifts to show you care. Do you remember how you felt when you last received an unexpected bunch of flowers , or a little ‘thinking of you’ card? It’s no secret that a little gift can go a long way when you’re having a hard time. If you know someone who needs a little pick-me-up, why not give them something that will put a smile on their face? From uplifting wall art to thoughtful jewellery , see which are the besst thinking of you gifts to send, below. Best thinking of you gifts: The HELLO! edit Kit Heath x HELLO! Kindness necklace, £99.99, Kit Heath SHOP NOW For a truly thoughtful gift that will cheer your friend up, opt for HELLO! ’s exclusive Kindness Necklace . Together with the award-winning British jewellery brand Kit Heath we’ve created a beautifully elegant sterling-silver necklace with an oval charm of two interconnected elements to represent protection and support. The necklace, which has been spotted on the likes of Lorraine Kelly , Saira Khan , and Andrea McLean , can be worn showing the smooth outer layer or reversed to reveal the core that is cradled inside and bears a tag branded with our special message of kindness. Plus, £5 from every purchase goes to charity, so your friend can pay forward your kind act. OFFER: The next 200 people to purchase a HELLO! Kindness Necklace will get a FREE 6-month digital subscription to HELLO! Magazine worth £42.50! Thinking of You Bouquet, Shortbread & Scented Candle Gift, £40, M&S SHOP NOW This lovely gift from M&S features some mood-boosting flowers, biscuits and a candle - lush! Tranquility Candle, £32, M&S SHOP NOW Bring some tranquility into your loved one's … [Read more...] about Best thinking of you gifts: What to give a friend who is having a hard time – From M&S to Notonthehighstreet.com
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Photo-Illustration: Vulture and NBC Paramount+ launches next week, and based upon a preview of the service that owner ViacomCBS offered Wednesday, there’s nothing about it that screams game-changer. That’s not meant as a slam: As sister linear network CBS has demonstrated for decades, being considered exciting or ahead of the curve by members of the media is not a prerequisite for success. And while Paramount+ as a whole may not be revolutionary, the vast and incredibly diverse slate of content outlined yesterday by the streamer actually is impressive — a dramatic improvement over the CBS All Access service it is replacing. By now, you likely have read about many of the biggest projects headed to Paramount+ over the next year or so: Revivals of Frasier, Rugrats , and Yo! MTV Raps; the return of Road Rules and iCarly ; series based on Paramount movies such as Grease , Love Story , The Godfather , and Fatal Attraction . Almost every project announced yesterday has existed in some form before, and that is in keeping with a strategy ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish has been talking up since May . Simply put, the big idea behind Paramount+ originals is to use the company’s vast library of intellectual property (or “IP,” as the cool kids in Hollywood call it) as a nuclear-powered engine for reboots, revivals, and franchise expansions. If you’ve loved it before, Paramount+ is betting you’ll love it again or want even more of it. The streamer is hardly alone in its fondness for reliving the past, of course. Disney+ has done pretty much the same thing, though with much more beloved franchises. Paramount+, however, seems determined to test whether you can go too far in mining the past. (And I say this as someone who has taken grief from friends and colleagues for my habit of directly lobbying TV execs and producers to do reboots of Things Joe Watched as a Kid.) It is almost a guarantee that critics and folks on social media will slam the streamer … [Read more...] about Paramount+ Is Mining for Nostalgia. Will It Work?
February 05, 2021 - 10:45 GMT Emmy Griffiths The Channel 5 show concluded on Thursday evening - but were you surprised by the twist ending? The Drowning concluded on Thursday evening, and finally revealed the truth about Daniel's parentage in the shocking season finale - which certainly left viewers with mixed feelings! MORE: The Drowning star Jill Halfpenny reveals her thoughts on show's ending In the episode, Jodie's brother Jason reveals that he had lied about the DNA test results and that Daniel isn't really Tom after all, and that Tom really did drown while he was meant to be watching him during their family holiday. Loading the player... WATCH: Daniel asks about his mother He claimed to have lied about the DNA test to try to "make amends", and chases Jill and Daniel as they run from home, eventually drowning in the same lake where his nephew died. While some viewers loved the finale, others were somewhat disappointed by it. One person wrote: "I was really enjoying #TheDrowning until this last episode which I didn’t like at all! Hate it when that happens!" Another added: "#TheDrowning I was hooked on the first three episodes then I watched the fourth and now I feel like I wasted my time watching this show they completely stuffed up the entire series with this final, how disappointing." Jason knew the truth about Tom's death A third person tweeted: "I've slept on it and still have questions about #TheDrowning. How did the uncle not hear him go into the water? Not even a splash? The kid went missing, police were called and uncle wasn’t there, no one noticed he had been gone in the same time frame?"Others praised the show as a whole, with one tweeting: "What a great drama. Loved it," while another added: "Wow what a drama... gripping and tense! Loved it! #TheDrowning that was fantastic @halfpennyjill." MORE: Viewers are saying the same thing about … [Read more...] about The Drowning: viewers have mixed reaction to ending
February 03, 2021 - 09:58 GMT Bridie Wilkins Royal wedding facts: Kate Middleton, Prince William, the Queen and Prince Philip, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and more. Royal weddings are usually a very public affair (1.9billion people watched Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot on TV in 2018, although Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi made history when they married in private on 17 July) but, either way, it turns out there’s a lot going on behind-the-scenes that we aren’t aware of. Here’s everything you didn’t know about these special wedding days...SEE: 12 hilarious royal wedding moments caught on camera 1. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were the first royals to marry in secret in over 200 years Loading the player... WATCH: Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi marry in secret They kept all details private until after the ceremony. 2. Princess Beatrice's wedding outfit paid homage to her full name She wore one of Queen Elizabeth's vintage Norman Hartnell dresses and accessorised with Queen Mary's diamond fringe tiara, forming her complete name: Beatrice Elizabeth Mary. MORE: 7 most expensive royal wedding dresses in order of price 3. Princess Beatrice broke tradition with her wedding band Almost all royal brides over the last century wore gold wedding bands, while Beatrice opted for a silver design. 4. Queen Victoria set the white wedding dress trend Queen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840 When Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert in 1840, she wore a white satin design and inspired millions of others to do the same. 5. Princess Diana said the wrong name during her vows Wedding day nerves got the better of Diana when she mistakenly said Philip and Charles in the wrong order and vowed to love ‘Philip Charles … [Read more...] about 21 royal wedding facts you won’t believe: Kate Middleton, Prince William, Princess Beatrice, Princess Diana & more
Photo: NBC Universal After more than 50 years in the broadcasting business, there are still some surprises to be had for Keith Morrison, the dulcet-toned correspondent of NBC’s long-running newsmagazine, Dateline. For instance, the success of his first podcast, 2019’s The Thing About Pam, which hit No. 1 on Apple Podcasts and will soon be adapted by Blumhouse Television into a limited series starring Renee Zellweger. “I hadn’t given much thought to the podcast world because we were busy enough as it was,” says Morrison, who began his career in radio. “I was somewhat skeptical at the beginning that this would be such a good fit for us, but once you realize that you’re not constrained by all the structure of a television show, you can get more into the details and down the rabbit holes. It was fun.” So fun, in fact, that Morrison has decided to do it again. His new podcast Mommy Doomsday — which follows the bizarre story of Lori Vallow, an Idaho woman whose two children went missing in 2019 and were later discovered dead on her husband’s property in 2020 — debuts February 16 with two episodes. (Check out the trailer here.) Vulture recently spoke with Morrison about Mommy Doomsday, his initial reluctance about covering true crime, and the one case that he just can’t seem to shake. When you sit down to review the vast number of cases Dateline has covered over the years to select one for the podcast treatment, what criteria are you looking for? Keith Morrison: I think the principles of a good story are all the same … It needs a strong character who people are amazed by and want to hear more about. And also things that happen that you wouldn’t think could possibly happen. If you can allow people to imagine what might be coming next, and that what is coming next is really quite remarkable, then you’ve got a good story to tell. I’m just talking about it in terms of … [Read more...] about ’s Keith Morrison Is Getting Used to Podcast Stardom
June 08, 2017 - 11:51 BST hellomagazine.com You can’t beat a gel manicure for a long-lasting finish, but getting the polish off is seriously tricky. We run down your removal options... Gel nail polish is, we can all agree, one of the great wonders of the beauty world. A manicure that remains chip-free for at least five times longer than regular old polish – what’s not to love? Well, there is one downside. When you do want to remove the UV-cured colour, you can’t just swipe a remover-soaked cotton bud over your fingertips and watch it disappear in a flash. So, if you’re anything like us, you end up picking the polish off bit by bit (to be fair, it is SO satisfying), and leaving your nails in a ragged, flaky mess. A perfect gel manicure (Thinkstock/PA) But there is a better way. In fact, several ways. From the lazy (but pricey) salon option to DIY home techniques and ready-made kits, we assess the best way to remove gel nail polish. 1. The soaking method Whichever method you use, the most important thing you need to know when taking off gel nail polish is that the remover has to contain acetone, at least 98%, so that it’s strong enough to dissolve the polymers in the polish. Fill a small glass bowl (large enough to fit your fingertips in) with acetone and place that bowl into a larger bowl filled with hot (but not boiling) water. While the acetone is warming up, use a nail file to buff the top layer of polish off and file the top of the nail to break the ‘seal’ of polish on the edge. Soak your nails, one hand at a time, in the acetone, for about 15 minutes, during which time you should see the polish start to lift. Use a cuticle stick to gently scrape the polish off, soaking for longer if you need to. Finish by rinsing your hands in water and applying cuticle oil (your skin will probably be wrinkly and dry from the acetone). Does it work? Yes, but it takes a lot of scraping and soaking, and the acetone feels … [Read more...] about What’s the best way to remove gel nail polish?