WWE’s Luke Harper To Star In Upcoming Horror-Action Movie

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

WWE.com In what may very well come as the least surprising wrestler casting in movie history, it has been announced that Luke Harper is to star in an upcoming horror-action movie titled ‘Mohawk’. Harper has been out of action since injuring his knee way back in March, where he dislocated his patella and tore his medial patellofemoral ligmanet, whatever that might be. The movie will star Kaniehtiio Horn as the lead and title character. Mohawk will be a young lady who finds herself in a rather sticky situation after one of her tribes somehow manage to set an American soldiers’ camp on fire. Mohawk heads to the woods for safety, but is confronted by the dastardly Colonel Holt. It’ll take supernatural forces for Mohawk and her cohorts (mohorts?) to survive. Citizen Kane is most likely will not be, but Harper has proved in his time in WWE that he is as good as they come when it comes to facial expressions and acting ‘creepy’. He is quite obviously tailor-made for a role in horror cinema, and this could very well be the first of many roles for the former Brodie Lee. There is no word on a potential release, but work has already begun on the feature flick. In this post:  Luke Harper First Posted On: 8th Jun 2016 View...

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Environment round-up: Shopping

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

Photo credit: Panom, Shutterstock It appears that shopping has been on people?s mind over the last month, especially the environmental impact of shopping. And, as I expect from the blogging community people are looking at the issue from different angles and developing different options to reduce the negative impact. Rosie?s post 7 things you should not be buying is a great introduction to this topic and how you can reduce the negative impact of your shopping, and some of her points are considered in more detail by the following bloggers. Zoe at Eco Thrifty Living talks about the reduction in packaging when she bought in bulk at a fruit and vegetable wholesaler in 5000 apples, a million carrots and a bananas amount of bananas!  By mending items we are able to extend their use and move away from disposable consumption. Jen at My Make Do and Mend Life writes about showing off your pride in the items you?ve mended through Visible Mending (something I?ve been doing for the last year partly because it makes it much easier to mend clothes). The sharing economy is growing as people recognition they don?t need to buy a product if they are only going to use it once, assuming you know somewhere to hire or borrow it; and this is getting easier as Gina from Gypsy Soul discusses in her post Borrow-it App Review. I hope these posts encourage to consider your own shopping, and have helped you find at least one method of reducing its negative impact. Please share your suggestions to reducing the negative impact of shopping. Please send me links to your environmental posts for the next round-up via my blog or tweet me @katedavis. Alternatively, let me know if you have any questions about the environment and I?ll try and answer them in future posts. About Kate Davis Kate?s first environmental action was picking cans out of the bins at school for recycling, leading to a green Blue Peter badge, and developing in to a career as an environmental consultant. At home she spends her time trying to convince her two children to turn off lights and tap and her husband to consider eco features as they turn an old care home into their family home. Kate is originally from Yorkshire, but now lives in Oxfordshire. She blogs at darktea www.darktea.co.uk/blog and is on Twitter @katedavis. all new...

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Next Stop Relaxation at Aveda for Men The Grooming Station

Posted on Jun 8, 2016

The needs and wants of the contemporary man are changing, one minute we?re being told to be at one with our emotions and embrace metrosexual man. The next we need to MAN UP, followed by being told off if we hold a door open for a lady. The next minute it?s OK for females to objectify men and past suggestive comments about the likes of David Gandy, Daniel Craig, myself, sorry, David Beckham etc, but God forbid Males appreciate the qualities of the female form. However, men are being offered many new ways to experience services and products, male grooming has gone beyond the purely functional and a splash of Brut 55. One brand which seems to be, quite literally, revolutionising the way males approach general grooming is Aveda. Following the successful launch of the award winning Aveda Men Grooming Destination, Aveda introduces, The Grooming Station ? a new pop-up barbershop with a lifestyle and experiential concept, set in the heart of London?s buzzing Fitzrovia. To satisfy the needs of every stylish modern man the space offers free WIFI and charging points, The Grooming Station has been created as a multi-functional environment for men who want to relax, recharge and browse, or drop in for an on-the-go express barbering fix. Plus treatments start from a pocket friendly £10. The Grooming Station is a collaborative space that promises men an opportunity to discover treatments and products for hair, skin and fragrance, over the next three-month and features brand including Aveda Men, Clinique for Men, LAB SERIES, TOM FORD and Ermenegildo Zegna fragrances. Visitors to the Grooming Station can experience a selection of barbering services from a top Aveda Men Master Barber. Services include express options from a Shampoo / Cut / Style to a Beard Tidy, with each barbering service complemented by a free express Aveda Men facial to ensure you feel relaxed and calm after the stresses and riggers of everyday life ? a menu designed to offer convenience with a customised approach. The Grooming Station celebrates the art of craftsmanship and has collaborated with LOCK&KEY, bespoke furniture creators, who helped to design the innovative aesthetic that features unique pieces, crafted from reclaimed and re-purposed materials ? breathing new life into previously unwanted, discarded objects. And if that wasn?t enough for those of you after a dose of popular culture, The Grooming Station will be offering an exclusive calendar of events right the way through until August, including brands such as, luxury British Gin Manufacturers Sipsmith, amongst others. Read this practical...

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Instagram Round-up: How to use Instagram for sponsored work

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

Photo credit: tulpahn, Shutterstock As bloggers, we have our fingers in several social media pies! The best advice I could give is that you don?t need to be completely active on every single form of social media, it would be impossible and you wouldn?t have much of a life. Choose a couple that work really well for you and your blog and use them well. Personally, I am rubbish on Facebook and Pinterest yet I have managed to build a fairly large and engaged audience both on Twitter and Instagram. Twitter brings in a lot of blog traffic for me and the larger my audience gets on Instagram the more brands approach me for sponsored Instagram posts.  I recently wrote what has turned into one of my most viewed posts on the blog ?Get on your Instagram ?A? game (and how I went from 5K to 10K followers in 5 months) in this post I explain that there is a reason I want to see quick growth over on Instagram. Yes I love photography and the community feel over there but for me my main reason for growing my Instagram following is that it allows me to make extra revenue by charging brands to appear there.  For this month?s round-up I?m looking at people that use Instagram for sponsored posts and how they incorporate the images into their feed, this include celebrities and also a couple of hugely successful bloggers from within the parent blogger community.  First up is Tigerlilly quinn, Fritha?s Instagram is a wonderful mix of colourful and playful posts that show us her everyday family life as well as lots of super stylish lifestyle shots. Fritha recently posted a few pics from a brilliant photo shoot sponsored by a balloon company. In Fritha?s post ?Upping your game on Instagram? she talks about the day-to-day inspiration she gets from Instagram and explains that using Instagram helps keep her readers connected in-between blog posts. I love the way Fritha has turned this sponsored work into a fun post that oozes style and I can see people running out to buy balloons for their own photo shoots which is exactly what the balloon company want! *puts heart shaped balloons on shopping list* Of course, we know celebs make lots of money from selling products on Instagram by endorsing them. One thing you do need to be mindful of when you?re famous and managing your own uploads is writing your own engaging description and not just copying and pasting in what the PR has sent you. Unlike Scott Disick who made a bit of a faux pas with his weird looking description recently. Oops! While we?re on the subject of looking at the way you?re wording things ? hashtags, they are one of the most effective marketing tools within the social media landscape ? it?s a good idea to see how the hashtags look when written down, no...

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What they say about? DRS | What they say about…

Posted on Jun 7, 2016

More than five years have passed since Formula One introduced its contentious Drag Reduction System. The overtaking aid has already spawned imitators in other championships. GP2, Formula V8 3.5 and the DTM already have their own versions of DRS and rumours suggest the World Endurance Championship could adopt it soon as well. But polls on this site and elsewhere have shown DRS is yet to win over the majority of fans. And the verdict on DRS from many of those within F1 is mixed at best. While many credit it for increasing the amount of overtaking others see the rise in passing as a matter of quantity over quality. And some question whether certain tracks, such as the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve which hosts this weekend?s race, ever needed DRS in the first place. I think Formula One needs to shift. I don?t know what the solution is but there?s a lot of good brains here which should be able to come up with a solution to enable us to race through real racing, not through making it fake like DRS or having to do something to weaken another, you know what I mean?Lewis Hamilton, 2015 DRS is a great thing. In the end, who cares why we are overtaking?Nico Rosberg, 2011 Palmer: Wants more real overtaking It?s more fun to pass someone without DRS.Jenson Button, 2011 On some tracks DRS can be helpful but I think with Pirelli tyres you don?t always need DRS to improve the racing. I would much rather see fewer overtakes but more wheel-to-wheel scrapping and drivers having to work harder to overtake.Jolyon Palmer, 2013 Purists tend to criticise DRS, but in my view they?re wrong to do so. Granted, initially, on some circuits, DRS occasionally made overtaking a little easier than is ideal, but on balance the contribution made by DRS has in my opinion been positive. And, more important, on the vast majority of circuits, even with DRS, overtaking is still sufficiently difficult that it demands that each driver knows how to race, not only how to drive quickly, which isn?t the same thing at all.Emerson Fittipaldi, 2014 Some of the current rules need tweaking ? DRS is a false overtaking aid because it doesn?t give the driver to slipstream and to play a chess game to plan where to pass someone.Nigel Mansell, 2015 DRS ?like giving Picasso Photoshop? ? Montoya It makes a better show because people pass people. But I think overtaking is an art. It?s like giving Picasso Photoshop.Juan Pablo Montoya, 2014 I really believe the FIA should think about whether F1 needs DRS at all tracks. Places such as Montreal, Spa and Interlagos have always been good for overtaking?Karun Chandhok, 2015 There are a lot of things that are making F1 a lot less appealing to the public. A bunch of things like DRS.Jacques Villeneuve, 2016 The fans want...

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