The true effect of sledging on performance is nothing to shout about | Sean Ingle

When England and Australia meet in the Ashes there will be plenty of talk on the field but there is no evidence that it works Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. When it comes to the art of sledging, few stories beat the one where Michael Slater, the fiery Australia opener, was welcomed to the crease during a Sheffield Shield match by Shane Warne and Darren Berry, intimating he was a timebomb. Tick. Tock. The tag-team verbals between Warne and Berry continued until Slater succumbed to the pressure by holing out at midwicket a few overs later. At which point they yelled out Kaboom! in unison. At Edgbaston on Thursday the sledging is bound to have a spikier edge. How could it …

3 Tips To Writing Wedding Vows That Aren’t Corny Betches

We know you’ve spent every boring meeting daydreaming about your wedding since you got engaged, and vows are a key part of that daydream. How could they not be, with inspo-worthy vows popping up in our favorite shows all the time? Do you want your vows to be tearjerking like Monica and Chandler’s, or sweet and simple like Jim and Pam’s? If you were an English major, great, time to put those skills to work. If you’re like the rest of us, well, you’re SOL we consulted vow writing expert, Arissa Rench, who offers love coaching and vow writing for wedwell to help us understand the process. Need tips on how couples can write their own vows without sounding like a …

Kacey Musgraves Had Fans Share Their Cringey AIM Screen Names & We’re Dead Betches

Even better than my desperate-for-attention away messages was my screen name: XxXDoLLFace017XxX. I don’t know why the X’s were necessary (why did we make our screen names sound like porn star names?) and I’m pretty sure over-plucked brows and braces would’ve been a better way to describe my face, but I digress. I clearly was just a delusional weirdo with way too much time on my hands and a slow AF dial-up modem.  Everybody’s favorite country queen, Kasey Musgraves, has reminded me that I’m in good (albeit embarrassing) company when it comes to cringeworthy AIM screen names. The singer’s Twitter page is funny as hell, and is essentially like an explosion of her beautiful yet random thoughts organized on one …

Kacey Musgraves Had Fans Share Their Cringey AIM Screen Names & We’re Dead Betches

Even better than my desperate-for-attention away messages was my screen name: XxXDoLLFace017XxX. I don’t know why the X’s were necessary (why did we make our screen names sound like porn star names?) and I’m pretty sure over-plucked brows and braces would’ve been a better way to describe my face, but I digress. I clearly was just a delusional weirdo with way too much time on my hands and a slow AF dial-up modem.  Everybody’s favorite country queen, Kasey Musgraves, has reminded me that I’m in good (albeit embarrassing) company when it comes to cringeworthy AIM screen names. The singer’s Twitter page is funny as hell, and is essentially like an explosion of her beautiful yet random thoughts organized on one …

Kacey Musgraves Had Fans Share Their Cringey AIM Screen Names & We’re Dead Betches

Even better than my desperate-for-attention away messages was my screen name: XxXDoLLFace017XxX. I don’t know why the X’s were necessary (why did we make our screen names sound like porn star names?) and I’m pretty sure over-plucked brows and braces would’ve been a better way to describe my face, but I digress. I clearly was just a delusional weirdo with way too much time on my hands and a slow AF dial-up modem.  Everybody’s favorite country queen, Kasey Musgraves, has reminded me that I’m in good (albeit embarrassing) company when it comes to cringeworthy AIM screen names. The singer’s Twitter page is funny as hell, and is essentially like an explosion of her beautiful yet random thoughts organized on one …

Good for a laugh: canned laughter makes jokes seem funnier

Research finds recording of spontaneous laughter is more effective than controlled one In research that will ensure the sitcoms of the future are as painful as those broadcast today, scientists have found that canned laughter makes bad jokes seem funnier. The impact of Ben van der Velde to read out to those taking part in the study. The focus on bad jokes was intentional and ensured there was room for improvement when the canned laughter was added. To get a baseline score for how funny the jokes were, each was assessed without any backing laughter by 20 students who rated them on a scale from one (not funny) to seven (hilarious). The scores ranged from 1.5 to 3.75. Play Video …

The Farewell Is A Beautiful, Profound Story About Family And Class

“ and income inequality A24 Awkwafina and her fictional family — minus Nai Nai — in “The Farewell.” Wang sees class for what it is: a given. A person can rise above the status they’re born into, but no one is exempt from the stratification that defines society. For the characters in “The Farewell,” some of whom fled China seeking a better life, little will shake their sense that prosperity might be fleeting. That this is a subtle throughline rather than the central conceit underscores why the film shines. Wang’s script takes a trope common to Greek tragedy and Shakespearean comedy — giving the audience crucial information but concealing it from a character who would otherwise behave differently — and …

‘The Farewell’ Is A Masterful Movie Where Representation Goes Beyond Identity

Lulu Wang didn’t want to make “The Farewell” solely about identity. “I don’t look at my family every day and go, ‘Gosh, look at my Asian family,’ right? Or, like, ‘Look at me, I am so Asian,’” the writer-director told HuffPost. “When I look in the mirror every day, I go through my life just as me, and I look at my family just as family. And so it was important that I tell a story that both captures and honors the details of their real life, but also doesn’t limit them to just that.” Wang’s film unravels the tensions between New York City-based struggling artist Billi (Awkwafina, exquisite in her first dramatic role), her parents and their relatives in …

Sarah Silverman Was Fired Recently From Movie For Blackface Photo

Sarah Silverman’s Comedy Central show featuring her in blackface recently cost her a job. The comedian told “The Bill Simmons Podcast” that she got dropped from an upcoming film. posted Aug. 8. (Listen to the audio clip below.) In the episode below, her character wears blackface after arguing with a Black person about whether it’s “harder” to be Jewish or Black. She attracts scorn from many people she encounters. As for the recent lost project, Silverman said filmmakers hired someone else, who she described as “wonderful” but also as someone “who has never stuck their neck out.” Silverman expressed regret for the episode in a  h/t Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

30 Everyday Problems Illustrated In Cute And Funny Comics By Parisian Artist (New Pics)

wrote about an incredible artist whose sense of humor won over thousands of people on Instagram. She has been busy, so I think it’s time to share some of her works with wider audiences again. ari_stocrate. The comics seem to reflect the real-life problems of a young woman – from period cramps to the joys and travails of living with a cat – you might find yourself nodding along with wry recognition at many of the situations that Ariane portrays! Instagram | webtoons.com | #2 #3 The artist’s following is constantly growing so we asked what Ariane thinks are the best and the worst things about having a following. “The best thing is this wonderful warm feeling to have some …

45 Times Totally Inedible Things Looked Like Delicious Food (New Pics)

#2 Saw This Rock And Thought It Was A Cheesecake Iron-deficiency anemia and malnutrition are the most common causes of pica. In these individuals, pica usually is a sign that the body is trying to correct a significant nutrient deficiency. Treating this deficiency with medication or vitamins often resolves the problems. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the first-line treatment for pica involves testing for mineral or nutrient deficiencies and correcting those. “In many cases, concerning eating behaviors disappear as deficiencies are corrected. If the behaviors aren’t caused by malnutrition or don’t stop after nutritional treatment, a variety of behavioral interventions are available.” #35 Not Sure What’s That, But It Definitely Look Like Eggs #36 Forbidden Beer #37 …

30 People Who Downloaded Their Google Data Share The Most Unsettling Things Theyve Found

There are times when we all get a tiny bit paranoid that somebody — like the Illuminati, the world government, a clandestine spy organization or an alien mothership — is secretly watching us. Keeping tabs on us. Noting down every single, tiny, little thing that we do. [Looks around, peers out of the window, glances at the sky]. As it turns out, there’s no need to worry about secret groups collecting information on us because it’s actually happening every single day, right under our noses and in our pockets. Some internet users did a very scary thing — they downloaded their Google here. ——————— HALO462: ——————— Not so much that it was stored info, but I was cooking dinner when …

Drop Dead Gorgeous at 20: how dark pageant comedy works better in 2019

The pitch-black small-town mockumentary was a flop on release and left critics cold but 20 years later its vicious indecency remains daring Drop Dead Gorgeous is one of my favourite films. It also made less than its $15m budget at the box office and only has a 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Jesus loves winners, as Gladys Leeman tells her daughter Becky, but I do understand why Drop Dead Gorgeous was not triumphant when it was released 20 years ago. Shot as a mockumentary, and indebted to John Waters and Christopher Guest, it follows a group of young, wannabe high school beauty queens as they compete in the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess pageant. Its humour is …

Samantha Morton: ‘no regrets’ at working with Woody Allen

The actor, who survived sexual abuse as a child, says director was wonderful to work with Samantha Morton has said she has no regrets working with Woody Allen and that she remains forever grateful for the experience. Dylan Farrow that first emerged in 1992, and which the director denies. Morton spoke citing Farrows allegations and Allens response to the #MeToo campaign. However, a number of other actors, including Jude Law, Javier Bardem and Anjelica Huston, have defended their work with Allen and in Bardem and Hustons case that they would be happy to work with him again. Original Article : HERE ;

Bella Thorne Started An Important Convo About Editing Your Photos Betches

I normally really don’t care about Bella Thorne, but she posted something today that is really cool and v v important. In this sick and twisted world we live in of Photoshop fails, influencers, and CGI people telling us what to look like, we definitely need reminders that real people don’t have these sicko Barbie proportions we see everywhere. If I see one more grown-ass adult woman with the waist of a toddler, I will start throwing sh*t. But seriously, that CGI model influencer sh*t really freaked me out. I don’t need to be told what I should look like by f*cking Woody from Toy Story (who is also a CGI model, in case you don’t understand what’s happening). Literally that …

Bella Thorne Started An Important Convo About Editing Your Photos Betches

I normally really don’t care about Bella Thorne, but she posted something today that is really cool and v v important. In this sick and twisted world we live in of Photoshop fails, influencers, and CGI people telling us what to look like, we definitely need reminders that real people don’t have these sicko Barbie proportions we see everywhere. If I see one more grown-ass adult woman with the waist of a toddler, I will start throwing sh*t. But seriously, that CGI model influencer sh*t really freaked me out. I don’t need to be told what I should look like by f*cking Woody from Toy Story (who is also a CGI model, in case you don’t understand what’s happening). Literally that …