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CNN style Fashion | MTV Video Music Awards 2022: Best fashion from the red carpet
Taylor Swift attends the 2022 MTV VMAs in Oscar de la Renta Credit: Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards got underway Sunday evening, with stars including Lizzo and Blackpink stepping out onto the red carpet for the big night.
Compared with Hollywood’s award ceremonies, the VMAs often see attendees letting loose and showing off their personalities, typically choosing fun, sultry or experimental outfits over formal suits and ballgowns. Fashion history has also been made here, such as Lil’ Kim’s one-sleeved purple jumpsuit and seashell nipple pastie in 1999 or Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress in 2010.
This year’s event, held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, saw performances by the likes of Bad Bunny and Nicki Minaj, with Jack Harlow and LL Cool J hosting. Celebrity fashion watchers also had much to celebrate as style darlings including Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X and Becky G arrived in show-stopping ensembles. –read more–
CNN Opinion | Opinion: The trend of parting with pets hits close to home
(CNN) – Trends tell stories. Last year, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reported that one in five US households had acquired a new pet since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, an upshift also reflected in the UK, where I live. Though animal charities feared people would give their new additions up when the reality of ownership sunk in, by May 2021, the vast majority of US pets — 90% for dogs and 85% for cats, according to the ASCPA — remained in those homes. –read more–
CNN politics | Smoking weed is now more popular than smoking tobacco
Cannabis plants are seen at Glass House Brands greenhouse near Camarillo, California, on August 19, 2022.
(CNN) – “It’s the economy, stupid,” Democratic operative James Carville once famously noted. Usually, that assertion holds when it comes to elections. But as we have seen from the changing political tides since Roe v. Wade was overturned, sometimes the economy takes a back seat to social issues.
Abortion, though, won’t be the only major social issue on voters’ minds this year. Marijuana legalization is on the ballot in a number of states, including Arkansas, Maryland and Missouri.
The chance for voters to decide whether weed should be legal comes at a time when newly released polling suggests cannabis is more popular than ever. –read more–
CNN travel | Spectacular images revealed in weather photography competition
After chasing storms and showers across the UK’s Isle of Wight to capture some incredible rainbows, Jamie Russell reached Bembridge as the final shower left.
(CNN) — Dramatic lightning strikes, extreme climate events, icy spectacles and sublime sun scenes are among the stunning images shortlisted for the Weather Photographer of the Year 2022 competition.
The 22 pictures, a selection of which feature in the gallery above, showcase some of nature’s most artistic moments. This is the Royal Meteorological Society’s 7th edition of the contest.
“These photographs, whether taken on a DSLR or someone’s mobile, represented the shared global appreciation for the beauty of weather and the sheer creativity of this growing community,” said Jesse Ferrell, senior weather editor at AccuWeather, the weather forecasts provider that is sponsoring the contest, in a press release. –read more–
CNN style Fashion | Look of the Week: At 55, Nicole Kidman remains one of fashion’s biggest risk-takers
Oscar-winning actor Nicole Kidman caught the Internet’s attention this week with a new shoot for Perfect Magazine.
Kidman, who turned 55 this summer, flexes her impossibly sculpted triceps on the magazine’s cover — a cascade of red hair falling over one shoulder with a section cropped bluntly at her chin. Not a power suit or black turtleneck in sight: Kidman is styled in pieces from fashion brand Diesel’s Autumn-Winter 2022 collection, which debuted at Milan Fashion Week this February — a highly praised array replete with Y2K-inspired trucker hats, denim trench coats and the buzzy belt-skirt Kidman wears. –read more–
F1 | What tyres will the teams and drivers have for the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix?
Formula 1 returns from the summer break this weekend and the teams will be looking to hit the ground running for the second half of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix. And Pirelli have announced which tyres that they will be bringing to Spa-Francorchamps.
Formula 1’s Official tyre suppliers have nominated the same tyre compounds that were used at the two Grands Prix before the break, in France and Hungary. This means drivers will be able to call upon the C2 hard tyre (x2 sets), C3 medium tyre (x3 sets) and C4 soft tyre (x8 sets) at a Spa circuit that has had some improvement works carried out since last year. —read more–
CNN AUDIO | Play isn’t just for kids. Here’s why it’s essential for healthy living, even as adult
You’re Never Too Old to Play
It’s easy to understand the importance of play during childhood but research shows that play is important at every age. In this episode, Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with play expert Dr. Stuart Brown, who has studied play for decades, and argues joyful activity is just as important as proper nutrition and a good night’s sleep. Discover why incorporating fun into your daily routine is an essential part of living a healthier and happier life. –listen–
Marcus & Millichap | How CRE Investors Can Create Value
- What is a major advantage of investing in CRE?
- Why CRE enables investors to create and add value
- How investors can leverage information to capitalize on trends
watch: How Commercial Real Estate Investors Can Create Value
CNN travel | Best places to go for fall: A dozen cool spots around the world
Greenville, South Carolina: This small city in the Upstate makes a great base for exploring the mountains of the Carolinas. You don’t even have to leave the city limits to get grand views of nature — Falls Park features greenways and a waterfall in the heart of downtown. Greenville is only a 2.5-hour drive from Atlanta, which has the world’s busiest passenger airport.
CNN) — The highly anticipated, jam-packed summer travel season proved to be challenging, to put it nicely.
Makes you yearn for a nice autumn vacation, huh? Perhaps a little less crowded, maybe less expensive, definitely less hot (in the Northern Hemisphere). And hopefully less chaotic.
Factoring in transit costs, a strong US dollar (great for American tourists overseas, not so great for everyone else), the weather, scenery and special events, here are some suggestions of the best places to go in the fall of 2022 around the world: –read more–
CNN BUSINESS | Target just went from great to bad to ugly. But the worst may be over
New York (CNN Business) – Target just demonstrated how quickly things can change in the world of retail, posting a terrible quarter after nearly two years of soaring profits and record revenue growth. But the big box retailer is promising things will change in the other direction just as fast.
Target was widely seen as one of the winners of the pandemic, gaining new customers as shoppers not wanting to go into brick-and-mortar stores were drawn to its growing curbside pickup and home delivery.
But after a disappointing fiscal first quarter when profits fell 40%, Target just had an even worse second quarter. Profits plunged 90% compared to a year earlier. –read more–