“It doesn’t bother me to talk about my body as much as I do because it’s what’s implementing the change,” Huffine tells Yahoo Style. “If I can get you to look at me in a different way, instead of just seeing size and making the wrong assumption about what my body is, I’ll talk about it all the time.”
Huffine was featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. She’s fronted a campaign for Lane Bryant. She’s walked in Sophie Theallet and Prabal Gurung’s shows during New York Fashion Week; the Fall 2017 shows were particularly diverse, featuring Huffine, Ashley Graham, and Georgia Pratt, among others.
But all that’s bows and whistles compared with what Huffine views as her life’s work: to make women of every size, shape, and color love themselves and think anything is possible. To that end, she started Project Start, pushing women to pound the pavement.
That’s because Huffine is a runner. Fresh off the Boston Marathon, which she ran on April 17, she jokes that she wonders when it’s finally inappropriate to carry the medal around with her. Possibly never?
“I wanted to bring something active into my life. I was a short fuse. I was on edge. I was always tired and dragging. So you have a glass of wine instead. My husband does triathlons, and I watched him doing that for years. I never thought it was something for me. I just wrote it off. Can’t do it. Look at me, I can’t be a runner. I don’t look like them,” she says.
So her husband dared her to give it a shot. Huffine, never one to turn down a challenge, said yes. And here she is, bringing running shoes with her when she shoots in different cities so that she can exercise.
“Here we are now. Something about it took right away. It’s very hard. There was something that kept me going back for more. Looking back, it was the way I felt. It chilled me out. It gave me alone time. It just worked for me,” she says.
It has been confirmed that an “Assassin’s Creed” TV series is in the works. Despite the huge following of the franchise, its movie adaptation failed to be a box office hit or even break even in theaters last year. The upcoming show is rumored to be available on Netflix.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced last year that they have been in contact with Netflix for a possible series adaptation for one of their games. Screen Rant reports that the company’s Aymar Azaizia said in a forum that they are working on an “Assassin’s Creed” TV series.
Azaizia adds that they are taking their time with developing the “Assassin’s Creed” TV series similar to that of the movie. However, the Ubisoft employee did not specify if the rumored Netflix show will be in live-action or a CGI animation.
Netflix has been on a spree with releasing live-action comic book shows from Marvel and DC. The possibility of “Assassin’s Creed” TV show being streamed by them may be true. Furthermore, a series would do better for the franchise than a movie as it can accommodate a lot more content.
However, neither Ubisoft nor Netflix has released a formal announcement regarding the release of the “Assassin’s Creed” TV series. The show may take a while as either live-action or CGI animation will likely take some time.
On to what’s next for Ubisoft’s gaming franchise, there have been rumors of a new title called “Assassin’s Creed: Empire.” GameSpot reports that Azaizia was asked to confirm regarding a leaked image of the game to which he denied that it’s not from the franchise.
It has been speculated by fans that “Assassin’s Creed: Empire” will take place in Egypt and the game might be released soon. The outlet notes that Ubisoft has not released a new title for the franchise last year.
Are you in favor of seeing an “Assassin’s Creed” TV series on Netflix? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.
“Alien” director Ridley Scott believes aliens actually exist — and that they’re coming for us.
“I believe in superior beings,” the filmmaker said Thursday, while promoting the sixth installment in the sci-fi horror franchise, “Alien: Covenant.”
“I think it is certainly likely,” he told the Agence France-Presse. “An expert I was talking to at NASA said to me, ‘Have you ever looked in the sky at night? You mean to tell me we are it?’ That’s ridiculous.
“The experts have now put a number on it having assessed what is out there,” Scott added. “They say that there are between 100 and 200 entities that could be having a similar evolution to us right now. So when you see a big thing in the sky, run for it.”
The veteran director was one of the first to make space scary with 1979’s “Alien,” which became a hit with both fans and critics, spawning prequels, books, toys and video games.
His “Xenomorph” and “chestburster” aliens have terrified moviegoers for nearly four decades — wreaking havoc on the film’s main character, Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver while leaving loads of bodies in their wake.
Scott said Thursday he believes real-life extra-terrestials would also not be ones to mess with.
“They are a lot smarter than we are,” he explained. “If you are stupid enough to challenge them you will be taken out in three seconds.”
But Scott claimed he would have nothing to worry about.
“Nothing scares me,” he joked. “I have a 9mm (pistol).”
“Alien: Covenant” will open nationwide on May 19.
Nike, Under Armour and Adidas have all passed on endorsing NBA draft prospect Lonzo Ball, reportedly due to LaVar Ball’s efforts to include the licensing of Big Baller Brand.
Lonzo Ball may be one of the most talked about pro prospects in sports history, but in this day an age, there is such thing as bad publicity. While Lonzo has stayed relatively quiet and let his hoops do the talking, father Lavar has made him and his sons the butt of many jokes thanks to his outlandish comments. The most outrageous, of course, was his $1 billion price-tag for all three sons as a group deal, which many sneaker industry experts found completely inane.
Well, the Big Baller Brand took a bit of a hit as ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Nike, adidas, and Under Armour are not interested in signing Lonzo Ball. Lavar, who represents Lonzo and his sons, insisted that one of the brands license their Big Baller Brand and even went as far as showing them a shoe prototype. Lavar says he and his sons are not looking for a typical shoe contract, but rather a business partner.
Lonzo is projected to be one of the top picks of the upcoming NBA Draft and potentially be the first overall selection. But for all three big brands to kick a prospect of Lonzo’s nature to the curb speaks volumes and it doesn’t appear that the Ball billion dollar dynasty is starting anytime soon.
Google Wifi, the mesh router that Google unveiled first last October, is now on sale in Canada. The router sells either individually for $179 CDN, or in a 3-pack for $439 CDN, which is pretty close to U.S. pricing given current exchange rates. The Wifi solution’s mesh networking approach means it can seamlessly pair with other units to extend coverage throughout a house, without sacrificing signal strength, and while also handing off connections from one device to the next with such smooth transitions that you won’t notice the change even if you’re on a VOIP call when it happens.
The Wifi router does indeed provide strong coverage, based on my short tests, but the most interesting thing for users who might not necessarily need improved coverage is that it also comes with a companion mobile app, which makes it incredibly easy to manage tasks that typically aren’t all that user-friendly when it comes to home networking solutions. The app lets you do things like prioritize certain devices for when there isn’t enough bandwidth to go around, see exactly what devices are connected, toggle and schedule access for specific devices and groups of devices, designate others as network managers and more.
Google’s industrial design means these puck-like little cylinders won’t ruin your home decor if you place them around your house, rather than hidden away, which is basically the worst thing you can do if you’re hoping for good, consistent and far-ranging Wi-Fi coverage.
Unlike with other home networking devices you may have used that offer dual-band, Google Wifi won’t make you pick one band (either 2.4GHz or 5GHz) among two separate networks. The idea is you never think about what you’re connecting to what, but the result is just that your devices are always getting the best possible speeds available given network conditions. Google sorts this out using its own machine learning algorithms, which are actually also predictive – meaning they can anticipate upcoming busy times on certain bands and adjust connections in anticipation so you don’t encounter any problems.
If UX and network quality aren’t reason enough (and the fact that competitor Eero doesn’t currently sell to Canada directly), then there’s another reason Canadians should take note of Wifi’s launch: Canadians helped build it in a big way. Every aspect of the tech, from hardware, to software, to the companion app, was worked on to a “significant” degree by Google’s engineering team in Waterloo.
Wifi goes on sale today at the Google Store online, as well as at Best Buy Canada, Staples Canada and Walmart Canada, and Google says more retailers will follow.
I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which is over $2,400 a year. So in case you haven’t gotten into couponing yet, now is a great time. This is a couponing for beginners article. If you are already a seasoned pro, I offer my online video training course which outlines my efficient step-by-step couponing system which will save you $45.00 in 35 minutes of couponing prep or less. (Order by clicking here).
Before I got started there was a lot I had to learn. These were the days before the popular TV show Extreme Couponing came on TLC. I didn’t have as many resources as there are now. I would have to say getting started now is a great time to start because of all the technological advancements that make matching sales and coupons so easy. Not to mention the huge amount of printable and online coupons and discounts available now that weren’t then.
Have I convinced you to start couponing? If so, let’s get started. Here are 11 coupon basics that you need to know no matter which store you shop at:
#1- Coupons have expiration dates and must be used before they expire. They also have other restrictions that need to be followed: size, quantity, brand, make, etc. Just think of it this way: the Big Print Giveth, the Small Print Taketh Away. For example a Pampers coupon will say $2.50 off in big print. At the outset that seems like an awesome deal. When you read the smaller print it will say off two boxes of Pampers Swaddlers Diapers. The boxes are pricey and it’s usually always a better deal to buy the smaller jumbo packs and use a high value coupon on those. The small print just took the $2.50 and made it not such a great deal after all. Read each coupon carefully.
#2- Coupon websites that match sales with the coupon are the best way to go when planning your shopping trip. They do most all of the work for you. They find the sales and then they find any available coupon for the sales and match them up. It’s awesome! A few that I have been using with a lot of success are:
Favado.com – The coolest thing about Favado is that it is an app for smart phones and can go with you into the stores. It is VERY accurate and free! Using this app saves me anywhere from $50.00-$200.00 a month!
Another great all around match up site is www.grocerysmarts.com. I love this site.With Grocerysmarts.com you can highlight just the stock up prices (I’ll mention more about those below). You can also easily list all the grocery stores in your area on one page. Awesome- especially for price matching. I use this website in conjunction with Krazycouponlady.com and the Favado phone ap.
Another amazing website that you can often find awesome, typically unadvertised, and all the best deals is thekrazycouponlady.com. I love this site!
Quickly checking at least two and usually three different sources before going to a store ensures that I don’t miss an amazing deal.
Finally, an awesome app that works for just about any popular grocery store and some retail stores and theaters allows you to earn cash back is called Ibotta. In the first 3 months of using it I made $77! Ibotta is like a mobile coupon app/rebate machine. When you buy something being sponsored by Ibotta and the store you bought it at you will earn cash back. At the end of your shopping trip to redeem an item you need to follow a quick process of learning a fact, watching a short clip, or sharing it on Facebook. After that, you simply take a quick photo of your receipt and the product you bought and the cash will be credited to your account. Plus, if you sign up and redeem 10 purchases with over .25 cent rebates you will receive a $10.00 bonus if done in the first 30 days which is a pretty great deal! Click here to sign up for Ibotta and be sure to redeem to earn your $10.00 bonus.
Another free app is called Checkout51. It is very similar to Ibotta but it can be used with any store. I’ve tested it and It works great! Plus, unlike ibotta it isn’t store exclusive, which is great for people who live in smaller towns and that don’t shop at big chain grocery stores. You can get cash back on milk, eggs, and other everyday groceries. I use this and ibotta together and sometimes get items for free! Sign up for Checkout51 here!
#3- You can print off coupons online. Most all coupons can be printed 2 times per computer. If you have a laptop and a desktop you can get 4 coupons to use. You simply either need to hit the back button after a coupon is done printing and it will reprint or you will need to go back and re-select the coupon and print again. These are some of the best resources to find online coupons:
a. Coupons.com—is the largest database of online printable manufacturer coupons. You can often just go to coupons.com and find items that you may have on your grocery list and print them off there. A more efficient use of time is to search on hotcouponworld.com for the items on your grocery list instead of sifting through all of the coupons on coupons.com.
b. HotCouponWorld.com—Is a huge coupon search/database that can search for almost every coupon out there in the USA. Once you are at HotCouponWorld.com, click on the coupon database and search for items that you need. It will show you if there are any coupons out there (printable, insert (non printable), etc.) available for that certain item. (The database doesn’t work with smartphones. You will need to use desktops or laptops to search for coupons for specific items.)
#4- If you use over 5-10 coupons each shopping trip, buying a Sunday newspaper subscription will save you money. I tried both couponing with and without the newspaper. I saved much more by having a newspaper subscription. I actually paid for all 4 of my newspaper subscriptions in the first 3 weeks I had them by using the coupons I found in them.
- Right now there is a special deal for Utahans, Nevadans, and Californians on newspapers (for other states you may want to try googling to see if you can find good deals): Utahns (click here) (Utahns in Box Elder, Cache, Weber and Davis Counties click here) Las Vegas Review Journal LA County Metro LA County Inland San Diego Union Tribune Press Enterprise It is important to note that if you ever don’t have the newspaper arrive, are missing inserts in your paper, or get the wrong quantity delivered, the newspaper company will credit you for an extra paper at the end of your subscription. Although this rarely happens, if it does you need to call and notify them each time. Also, when you buy the newspaper call them and tell them you do not want the special editions (as they cost additional money and will cut your subscription short).
#5- Coupons come in the mail and newspapers. The main mailer is an insert called Red Plum. In some areas Red Plum also comes in the Sunday papers. The abbreviation used for Red Plum on most all couponing sites is RP. Smart Source ( SS) comes in the Sunday papers. Proctor and Gamble (PG) also comes in the newspaper (usually the first paper each month). Side note: another few abbreviations are BOGO ‘buy one get one free” and MM which means it is a money maker. A money maker, in most cases means that by buying the item (which is free) you will have extra money through its purchase to use toward another item in that same purchase. OOP means total out of pocket money you will need to purchase the transaction/products.
When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told his Twitter followers in December that he was sick of traffic and planning to build a tunnel-boring machine to “just start digging,” most thought it was a joke.
Musk insisted, on Twitter – his favorite form of public communication – that it was true.
He even proposed a name – The Boring Co. – and a slogan: “Boring, it’s what we do.”
On Thursday, an all-white tunnel-boring machine appeared outside SpaceX’s Hawthorne headquarters.
“The Boring Company” was written on the side of the massive cylindrical machine sitting in the parking lot. Still in three pieces from its transport, it wasn’t fully put together yet.
SpaceX officials did not comment, and a SpaceX employee immediately took down a photo of the machine he had posted on social media.
Though Musk initially said SpaceX engineers would build the machine, he later said he planned to “get” one and take it apart to learn how to make it more efficient.
Last week, a tunnel-boring machine used by L.A. Metro to carve out 2 miles of earth for the new Crenshaw/LAX line was removed from the future Leimert Park Station in South Los Angeles in three pieces.
No one confirmed whether the 950-ton, 400-foot-long steel grinder would go to SpaceX. Metro had dubbed the machine “Harriet,” in honor of Harriet Tubman, an American abolitionist instrumental in the Underground Railroad, after a student contest.
The day Harriet finished work for Metro, Musk submitted plans to Hawthorne officials to build an underground pedestrian tunnel from SpaceX headquarters to its parking garage across Crenshaw Boulevard.
A vertical tunnel shaft already has been dug in the SpaceX parking lot.
Now, The Boring Co. machine will dig – cheese grater-style – a 500-foot-long, horizontal pedestrian tunnel that is 20-by-150 feet and 13.5 feet in diameter, according to interim Hawthorne City Manager Arnie Shadbehr.
While Musk said he wants to build tunnels for automobiles, he hasn’t specified where or how he would do that.
Tunneling would fit nicely with Musk’s Hyperloop plan, which he announced in a 2013 white paper as a new kind of mass-transit technology that would propel passenger pods through vacuum-sealed tubes at hundreds of miles per hour.
At the first-ever university Hyperloop-pod prototype competition in January outside SpaceX headquarters, Musk discussed his tunneling plans. He said his ultimate goal is to improve tunnel engineering to build tunnels better and faster.
“We started digging a hole on Crenshaw just in front of SpaceX,” Musk said. “There’s a giant hole. So, that’s going to be the start for the tunnel-boring machine.
“We’re going to try to figure out what it takes to improve tunneling speed between 500 and 1,000 percent. So we’re just sort of muddling along. We have no idea what we’re doing. We’re going to get this (tunnel-boring) machine, take it apart (and) figure out how to make it go faster while still being safe and not affecting people on the surface.”
‘As a fan, I’m not sure I would love that,’ he told the Belfast Telegraph, before adding: ‘But as an actor, I would absolutely love that and it would be so much fun to play that.’
He then basically s**t on everyone’s dreams as Kristian then added he was pleased with the way his character died in the hit series and doesn’t think another ‘Jon Snow-style resurrection’ would work again.
‘But I kind of think it’s nice the way it’s left. There have been enough rebirth moments in Game of Thrones,’ he said.
Keeping us on tenterhooks he then added: ‘I’m just going to say no, but I might be lying. I can’t give anything away. I have let things slip before by accident, and I’ve learnt the hard way.’
The actor has revealed performing as a drag queen helped combat shyness while giving a ‘two-fingered’ salute to the haters.
Long before finding fame as Hodor on the HBO fantasy series, the 41-year-old openly gay actor said performing as a drag artist in Moscow helped him to come out of his shell.
‘I ended up working in the Kremlin, I actually started working as a drag artist and that changed into being a DJ. I had a lot of fun doing both,’ he told the Belfast Telegraph.
‘I was quite a shy person growing up and drag was very much a shield for me to perform behind. My drag name was Revvlon.
‘In a way for me it was a two-fingered salute to the people who said I couldn’t do that kind of thing.’
And if he could give a piece of advice to his fans, Nairn said the meaning behind his ‘two-fingered’ salute would be just that.
‘Just do what you want to do and don’t worry about what people say,’ he said.
‘Any sort of performance was always what I was really born to do.’
During his first trip to Michigan, Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg visited the Ford Rouge Plant.
He says he had the opportunity to play a small part in assembling some Ford F-150s by adding cleats, antennas and drilling screws.
Zuckerberg even signed the inspection sticker on one of the vehicles that’ll soon be owned by a surprised driver.
He says the most interesting part of his trip was talking to the workers who keep the plant running each day.
“Working at Ford is a long term thing,” he wrote. “Most of the workers I met had been at the plant for at least a decade, and a lot of them have kids and friends who work there, too. Someone told me that when you spend 11 hours a day, four days a week together, you end up becoming family and friends outside of work, too.”
Working on an assembly line is a physically demanding job, he says, and he heard from workers first-hand about just how hard it can be.
“Each person told me separately how important it is to have good shoes because you’re essentially walking on a treadmill for 10 hours a day. Every 52 seconds, you have to go through your set of tasks — 650 times a day,” he wrote. “You have to be perfect, but the biggest challenge is having the focus to do the same thing over and over again.”