Betsy DeVos reveals her longtime education secretary aspirations: “I literally had never given it a

Her Senate confirmation last week—won by a hair’s breadth—didn’t help to make US education secretary Betsy DeVos any less blisteringly controversial. Neither, surely, will this. In an interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan published this morning, DeVos—a Michigan billionaire with no personal experience in public education—revealed she was apparently just as taken by surprise by president Donald Trump’s choice to nominate her as the rest of the US was. Recalled DeVos: It was the day after the election that somebody with whom I’ve worked for a number of years actually e‑mailed…

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Trump’s New Education Secretary Wants More ‘Virtual Schools’ and Her Agency to Be Destroyed

The Trump regime’s newly confirmed pick for Secretary of Education, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is ready to shake up the establishment. How so? By gutting the agency she leads, introducing more “virtual schools,” and overseeing the rise of schools that “haven’t even been invented yet.” What does the last part mean? Damned if we know. In a new interview published this morning, political website Axios asked DeVos about what she expects to get done in the next four years. DeVos, an enemy of public schools, pledged to “slim down the department…

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Victoria Beckham Previews Her Comfy Fashion Week Wardrobe

Fresh in from London, Victoria Beckham quickly plunged herself into a busy work week in New York. While she’s in the midst of preparing for Sunday’s runway show, the designer found time last night to dash uptown for a Q&A session with Roopal Patel at Saks Fifth Avenue about her collection. In between meetings, Beckham hopped on the phone to explain her Fashion Week travel essentials, her ever-evolving style, and how she manages to look paparazzi-ready at all times. “Throughout the week, the shoes will turn into trainers and the…

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Michelle Obama’s fashion legacy and the style tips we’ve learned from her over the past eight years

Michelle Obama isn’t the only first lady since Jackie O to use fashion to define her public persona. But she’s indisputably the master and showed her class as she left the White House in an understated Jason Wu dress which left new First Lady Melania Trump to take centre stage – even if that Tiffany gift left her a little flustered. Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Hillary Clinton all knew the importance of style when it came to establishing substance. Nancy used her signature ‘Reagan Red’ to show her patriotism,…

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Gwyneth Paltrow changed lifestyle post her father’s cancer diagnosis

Gwyneth Paltrow was not always a health freak, but the actress says she started paying more attention on her well-being after her father Bruce was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 44-year-old actress’ father died of complications from the disease in 2002, reported People magazine. “When my father was diagnosed, I started frantically throwing things out. I went through a really fanatical phase of being macrobiotic, and obviously, it was motivated by pain,” Paltrow said. What motivates Paltrow to constantly work to achieve a cleaner lifestyle is feeling healthy inside out….

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Michelle Obama loved fashion and the fashion world loved her

NEW YORK: The morning after Michelle Obama’s big speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, in which she argued passionately for a second term for her husband, designer Tracy Reese’s phone was ringing. And ringing. Mrs. Obama’s powerfully delivered speech had attracted much attention — but these phone calls were about her dress. A shimmering sleeveless sheath in rose and silvery gray, it was pretty universally considered a fashion slam dunk. And customers wanted it. There was only one problem, Reese recalls: “We didn’t have inventory — we had made…

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Samantha Cameron models her debut clothing line in Vogue as she reveals her plans to crack the British fashion industry

Since she exited Downing Street in July, speculation has been rife over what Samantha Cameron will turn her hand to next. And fans now finally have an answer, as the so-called First Lady of Fashion has just unveiled her latest venture, a clothing line, in a stunning shoot in Vogue magazine. Mrs Cameron’s label, named Cefinn, has been kept closely under wraps until now and the debut collection, which will feature 40 pieces, is to be stocked at Net-a-Porter and Selfridges as well as on its eponymous website. +5 Samantha Cameron models a…

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ThinkGeek’s ‘Star Trek’ line with Her Universe sets fashion to stun

There’s plenty of good geek fashion out there for ladies, but girls with a fandom know one of the top picks is Her Universe. Owner Ashley Eckstein has created a vibrant new Star Trek 50th anniversary themed line just for ThinkGeek, and we are thrilled to see it is finally on sale today.The collection includes fab dresses, skirts, and coats, as well as bright, beautiful scarves in bold patterns that are perfect for the season. Prices range from $14.99 – $89.99 (reasonable as always, thank you Miss Eckstein) and is available…

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A Muslim Teacher Receives An Anonymous Note About Her Headscarf: ‘Hang Yourself With It’

A Muslim teacher in a Georgia high school said someone left her an anonymous note in her classroom on Friday, telling her that her “headscarf isn’t allowed anymore.” The note, scribbled in black ink, also told her to “tie” her headscarf around her neck and “hang yourself with it.” The note ended with the word “America” along with a drawing of the American flag. Mairah Teli, a teacher at Dacula High School in Gwinnett County, located outside Atlanta, posted a picture of the note to her Facebook page Friday. “As…

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Me and my health: MLA Megan Fearon on her lifestyle

Q: Do you take regular exercise – and if so what? SHARE GO TO A: I do weight training three times a week and try to mix in a few hill sprints or interval training at the same time. I’ve being doing weights for about three years now and before that I used to play camogie and football. Recently I took part in the Belfast Telegraph Runher 5km. It was my first race so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved it and now I’m keen to better…

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