I wore a fake engagement ring for a week while on a trip to Ireland. I was surprised by how often I looked down at my finger and had the urge to show off my ring. The whole experience made me think about the person I want to marry and whether or not I was emotionally ready to get married. I love weddings. In fact, I already have mine planned – actually two. And though I’m not getting married anytime soon and there is no ring on the horizon, I was excited for the opportunity to get a sneak peek at what wearing an engagement ring might be like. I wore a fake engagement ring for a week and the results were somewhat unexpected. Selecting the ring was easy I randomly owned a faux engagement ring which I received as a party favour: a round solitaire which looked realistic enough so I figured it would be the perfect prop for my assignment. Read more: 4 types of engagement rings that will be in fashion for 2019 I was able to keep my “engagement” a secret … [Read more...] about I wore a fake engagement ring for a week and realised I’m not ready to get married
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Shafqat Islam’s phone was ringing. He rubbed his eyes and looked at the number on the screen. It said unknown, but he took the call anyway. “Hi, this is Travis,” a voice said. “I know Lukas Biewald, and he said you were the only guy he knew in Switzerland.” Islam, part of the tech team at Merrill Lynch Bank Suisse, sat up and wracked his brain. Biewald? He had met the man once or twice, but he certainly didn’t know this Travis character. “Let’s go out!” prodded the restless out-of-towner. Islam resisted. It was getting late and he was tired. He wasn’t in the mood to give his night to a stranger. “Come on, I’m only in town one night!” Travis persisted. “You gotta show me Geneva!” Islam finally gave in. He hopped in his second-hand BMW, picked up Travis and took him to a favourite bar, where Islam learned a bit more about the mystery man. A tech founder named Travis Kalanick, he’d sold a … [Read more...] about All Hail The Uber Man! How Sharp-Elbowed Salesman Travis Kalanick Became Silicon Valley’s Newest Star
Kevin Portillo practises smiling every day at home. Usually after brushing his teeth. Or when stopping by the bathroom, or anywhere with a mirror. He hooks an index finger into each side of his mouth and pulls gently upward. He puckers his face into a kiss, then opens wide into an O, trying to limber up his facial muscles. He practices both the Mona Lisa–slight, closed-lip–and a wide, toothy smile. At least, he’s supposed to do his exercises every day. Being 13, he sometimes forgets, though he understands their importance. “I need to stretch my cheeks,” he says. “I do it for a couple minutes. I have to do it every single day.” He exercises so much that his jaw sometimes hurts. Kevin was born in New Jersey with a rare malignant vascular tumor, a kaposiform haemangioendothelioma, covering the left side of his face, squeezing shut his left eye and pushing his nose to the right. Immediately after his birth, doctors whisked him away to another … [Read more...] about How far would you go to be able to smile?
Northwest Indiana music legend Tom Lounges has amassed a massive record collection in his decades-long career of writing about, talking about, booking and promoting musical acts.Now he's putting his gently "pre-loved" vinyl records, as well as CDs and cassettes, up for sale at the Tom Lounges' Record Bin in downtown Hobart. The new record store, which opened Friday at 218 Main St., doubles as a mini museum with posters and other music memorabilia and a live 24/7 online radio station, Lounges DJs, at regionradio.live."It has a rock focus, but we'll sell all kinds of music, including easy-listening, oldies, comics, R&B, metal, hip hop, country, dance albums and waltzes," Lounges said. "But it's primarily rock."Vinyl sales hit a Nielsen Music-era record high with 14.32 million albums sold last year, an increase of 9 percent, according to Billboard. Vinyl records accounted for 14 percent of all physical albums sold, another Nielsen Music-era record.In an age of Spotify and streaming, … [Read more...] about Tom Lounges opens record store/radio station/mini music museum in downtown Hobart
Published May 10, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Enbridge, Inc. (NYSE: ENB) (TSX: ENF) (NYSE: EEP) (NYSE: SEP)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m. ET Contents: Continue Reading Below Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Welcome to the Enbridge, Inc., Enbridge Income Fund Holdings, Enbridge Energy Partners, and Spectra Energy Partners first quarter 2018 financial results conference call. My name is Sabrina and I will be your operator for today's call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, we will conduct a question-and-answer session for the investment community. During the question-and-answer session, if you have a question, please press *1 on your touchtone telephone. Please note this conference is being recorded. I will now turn the call over to Jonathan Gould, Director of Investor Relations. Jonathan, you may … [Read more...] about Enbridge Inc (ENB) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript