Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment

Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harris Men

Ex-employees said one executive producer “had a reputation for being handsy with women,” and that another solicited oral sex at a work party.

Last updated on July 31, 2020, at 12:52 a.m. ET

Posted on July 30, 2020, at 11:03 p.m.

Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment
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From left, producers Jonathan Norman, Andy Lassner, Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin, and Mary Connelly pose with the daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment for The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015.

Being asked to join the control room inside The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a coveted spot in Hollywood, but according to dozens of men and women who work behind the scenes, the office is a place where sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers runs rampant.

One ex-employee said head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman asked him if he could give him a hand job or perform oral sex in a bathroom at a company party in 2013. Another said they separately saw Leman grab a production assistant’s penis.

In May 2017, another former employee also said she saw Leman grope a production assistant in a car and kiss his neck.

Nearly a dozen former employees, who range from longtime, senior-level employees to production assistants, said it was also common for Leman to make sexually explicit comments in the office, like pointing out male colleagues’ bulges in their crotches, or ask them questions like, “Are you a top or a bottom?”

“It’s masked in sarcasm, but it’s not sarcasm,” a former employee said.

Many of his targets, employees added, were lower-level and younger employees who felt they lacked any power to speak up.

“He’d probably do it in front of 10 people and they’d laugh because ‘it’s just Kevin being Kevin,’ but if you’re in a position of power at a company, you don’t just get to touch me like that,” a former employee said.

In a statement after this article published, Leman said he categorically denied “any kind of sexual impropriety.”

“I started at the Ellen Show as a PA more than 17 years ago and have devoted my career to work my way to the position I now hold. While my job as head writer is to come up with jokes — and, during that process, we can occasionally push the envelope — I’m horrified that some of my attempts at humor may have caused offense,” he said. “I have always aimed to treat everyone on the staff with kindness, inclusivity and respect. In my whole time on the show, to my knowledge, I’ve never had a single HR or inter-personal complaint made about me, and I am devastated beyond belief that this kind of malicious and misleading article could be published.”

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BuzzFeed News spoke to 36 former employees, many of whom independently corroborated incidents of harassment, sexual misconduct, and assault from top producers like Leman. All of the ex-employees, many of whom had voluntarily left the show, asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution.

Warner Bros. declined to comment on specific allegations, citing an ongoing internal investigation that was launched after an earlier BuzzFeed News report in which current and former employees said they faced racism, fear, and intimidation at work.

But in a statement on Thursday, the studio said it “hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show’s day-to-day culture.”

“It was important to both Warner Bros. and Ellen that as many people as possible attached to the program could be heard,” Warner Bros. added. “The Ellen DeGeneres Show is, and has always strived to be, a place that brings positivity to the world. And though not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management.

“We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised, and are taking the first steps to implement them.”

Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment
Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment
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Ellen DeGeneres poses with the Outstanding Talk Show Host Emmy award in 2008.

In a letter to staff that was obtained by BuzzFeed News, DeGeneres on Thursday apologized, saying that from its inception, the show was supposed to be a place of “happiness” where “everyone would be treated with respect.”

“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show,” she wrote.

Among the many allegations brought to BuzzFeed News, five former employees said executive producer Ed Glavin touched them in a way that made them uncomfortable by rubbing their shoulders and back, as well as placing his hand around their lower waist.

Dozens of former employees also said Glavin “had a reputation for being handsy with women,” especially in the control room, and managed the team through fear and intimidation.

“You could definitely see the creep factor and the creepy touching. That was out in the open for everybody to see,” one former employee, who said Glavin regularly touched her in the control room, told BuzzFeed News. “Obviously, no one wants that and no one wants to be uncomfortably touched by someone … but you didn’t want to piss them off or you would be fired, so it was just that culture of fear.”

Another former employee said Glavin would call over producers and assistants to sit near him when the show was filming segments they had worked on and, in front of nearly 30 other people in the control room, would touch them inappropriately.

“Even though I was being abused [at work] constantly, Ed putting his arm around you in the control room was like the nicest experience you had all day, as messed up as that sounds,” she said. “But you had been crying last night and now your segment is going well … and then you feel like you got credit for something from the executive producer directly. … That friendly banter accompanied by a friendly hand.”

Glavin did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the allegations.

In all, 47 former employees who spoke to BuzzFeed News said Glavin led with intimidation and fear on a daily basis. One former employee said when they turned in their notice, Glavin flipped over a table and chair while screaming.

Five former employees also said they saw Glavin use a button at his desk to remotely shut his office door “as an intimidation tactic” during reprimands.

“It seemed like a power move, more than anything,” one former employee said.

Ex-workers also said they were uncomfortable when Glavin used his private shower in his office bathroom.

“You’d be going into his office for an important meeting and the shower door is open and you’re like, that’s a little weird,” a former employee said. “The shower is right when you walk in on the right. Before you even see his desk, you see his shower. He’d be openly showering and going into meetings with wet hair.”

Another former employee said co-executive producer Jonathan Norman groomed him over a period of time by taking him to concerts and other work-related perks, and then one night attempted to perform oral sex on him. Three of the employee’s former colleagues on the show corroborated that he told them about the incident at the time and said they have discussed it in the years since.

“We’re young people who were forming our careers and were unfortunately subjected to a toxic work environment as some of our first jobs out of college,” the former employee said. “And some of us were sexually harassed and that’s what was shaping our careers our first year out of school.”

In a statement after publication Thursday night, Norman said he is “100% categorically denying these allegations.”

“I have never had a single complaint against me in my career. I have never ‘groomed’ anyone,” he said. “I have never done anything to harm another staff member. Ever. The person I believe you are referring to has ulterior motives for bringing down the show and has been acting with malice towards the show.”

Adding to the void of accountability, former employees said there was no formal process to confidentially file complaints, and that senior-level producers pressured them not to go to HR at the show’s parent company.

“There was no such thing as a confidential conversation,” a former employee said. “There was no clear direction that if something happens to you, you go to this person, it will remain confidential, and you will not be retaliated against.”

A former Warner Brothers employee who worked with The Ellen Show said the company “turns a blind eye” to the alleged misconduct because the series “is a cash cow.”

“Warner Brothers has a responsibility not just to the people who work on The Ellen Show, but to its viewers and its shareholders to make sure people are protected on the job, and that they’re not harassed, and they’re not working in an environment that is toxic and unhealthy,” the former employee said.

Some former workers said they don’t think DeGeneres is aware of the scope of what goes on behind the scenes because she doesn’t spend enough time in the office or interacting with the staff to have a strong sense of the culture. They also said executive producers “insulate” her from details and control the narrative on set.

“Everyone acted really differently around her,” one former employee said. “There’s a show that’s happening behind the show, the show that the executive producers have us all put on for her when she comes to the offices.”

Dozens Of Former “Ellen Show” Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment
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Justin Bieber and Ellen Degeneres appear at her show’s bi-coastal premiere in New York in 2015.

In her letter to staff on Thursday, DeGeneres said she had come to rely on others to stay on top of the daily operation, but added: “My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that.”

“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t,” she added. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

But other former employees told BuzzFeed News it’s implausible that DeGeneres hasn’t been exposed to the same stories and behavior, particularly when they allegedly involve the senior-level executive producers she spends most of her time with.

“For someone who’s so involved in the show and the creative aspect, and having been in those meetings with her, it’s very hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that she doesn’t hear the same whispers,” one former employee who worked closely with DeGeneres said. “Unless she really is just in this bubble.”

Another longtime former employee who also worked with DeGeneres said the talk show host “doesn’t want to know” about what goes on behind the scenes, and “nobody wants to rock the boat” because she is essentially the show’s brand.

“She knows,” the former employee said. “She knows shit goes on, but also she doesn’t want to hear it.”

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Colonial Countryside: Facing up to Britain’s murky past

A new project shines a light on a hidden history, offering an alternative view of the British countryside, writes Rahul Verma.
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The countryside holds a sacred place in Britain’s imagination – thatched cottages, resplendent country manors, imposing castles, ye olde worlde churches, sweeping pastures, wildflower meadows, gently ambling waterways and gardens in bloom are part of the nation’s fairytale, representing an Arcadia unsullied by cities, modernity, migration and globalisation.

It’s an image that endures across the ‘green and pleasant land’ under threat from ‘satanic mills’ in William Blake’s Jerusalem, in the novels of Jane Austen and Evelyn Waugh, in the watercolours of John Constable and JMW Turner, and period dramas, such as the Oscar-winning Gosford Park and wildly popular TV series, Downton Abbey.

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In 1993, then Prime Minister John Major, in a speech making the case for Britain being at the heart of Europe, famously said, “Fifty years from now Britain will still be the country of long shadows on county [cricket] grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and – as George Orwell said – ‘old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist’.”

However, Colonial Countryside, a youth-led history and creative writing project between 60 primary schools and the National Trust – the heritage charity and 5.6 million-strong membership organisation responsible for 500 historic places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – is unsettling the idea of the rural utopia. The scheme aims to bring out neglected histories that highlight the connection between country houses and the wider world, for example West Africa, the Caribbean, India and China, through the British Empire and colonialism.

Sophia Duleep Singh became an activist fighting for women’s rights in Britain as well as India (Credit: Alamy)

Sophia Duleep Singh became an activist fighting for women’s rights in Britain as well as India (Credit: Alamy)

While many of us visit National Trust sites for fresh air, a stroll, cream teas and a nosey around magnificent country piles and their gardens, over the past two years Colonial Countryside has brought primary school children to explore Dyrham Park near Bath, where 17th-Century sculptures of African men kneeling in chains highlight links to the slave trade, and Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, where a tigerskin rug tells the story of trophy hunting during Britain’s colonisation of India.

Wightwick Manor, near Wolverhampton, reveals high-society tales of Queen Victoria’s god-daughter, the celebrity Indian princess and campaigner for women’s suffrage Sophia Duleep Singh, while Sutton House in Hackney was the home of Captain John Milward, a ‘merchant adventurer’ with shares in the East India Company, who made his fortune from the silk trade; in fact historians highlight that from the late 17th Century to the early 20th Century, one sixth of Britain’s country houses were purchased by merchants whose fortunes depended on colonial trade.

Dr Corinne Fowler, associate professor of postcolonial literature at Leicester University, established the Colonial Countryside project because country houses and gardens rarely seem to explain or contextualise their links to Empire. “I wanted Colonial Countryside to partner with the National Trust because country houses were so important to the operation of empire in so many ways, and to help the National Trust to tell those stories to visitors,” she says.

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, was the ancestral home of George Nathaniel Curzon, Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 (Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra)

Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire, was the ancestral home of George Nathaniel Curzon, Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905 (Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra)

“I put together the idea of a child-led history and creative-writing project to explore those histories, whether connected to the British Atlantic world or East India Company, and to think about how we can tell these stories and make them clear to visitors when they’re central to the history of the houses,” continues Dr Fowler.

The project, which includes a creative writing element with Peepal Tree Press, has seen children co-curate exhibitions highlighting colonial histories at four National Trust sites (Kedleston Hall, Basildon Park, Penrhyn Castle and Sutton House), take visitors on guided tours (pre-pandemic), and contribute to visitor guidebooks. The exhibition at Kedleston Hall saw children write about six objects, including a peacock dress worn by Lady Curzon (married to the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon), an ivory carving of an elephant and a silver Afghan table. At Charlecote Park in Warwickshire, children wrote about an enslaved boy who appears on the edges of a painting in the 16th-Century country house, in National Trust visitor guide books – “When we were looking at the painting you could see children thinking, ‘if I’d been living at that time, that could have been me’,” says Dr Fowler.

Changing minds

Colonial Countryside has caught the imagination of children in ways that Dr Fowler never expected. “A group visited Dyrham Park and came across stands depicting African men in chains – they had an important discussion about whether they should be on display. Some felt yes because it shows the house’s connection to the slave trade and the Royal African Company, while other children felt it was offensive,” she explains.

When a group of children saw this 18th-Century Indian dress sword at Charlecote, they argued the label should be changed (Credit: National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel)

When a group of children saw this 18th-Century Indian dress sword at Charlecote, they argued the label should be changed (Credit: National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel)

“For some children, the histories resonate with their family history and who they are – for example XazQ and her family have Indian backgrounds and on a visit to Charlecote Park, XazQ saw an Indian sword. It said the sword had been ‘taken during the Indian mutiny’, and XazQ felt it should say, the sword was ‘stolen during the First War of Indian Independence’ – there was a great discussion about the wording,” explains Fowler.

Following the group’s representations, the label was changed, as XazQ explains: “The dress sword was incorrectly identified – it said it was from the ‘Indian mutiny’ but I told them it should be the ‘First War of Indian Independence’, so they changed the label. The whole group settled on ‘captured’, not ‘taken’.”

Inspired by the Colonial Countryside visit to Charlecote Park, where XazQ saw a painting of 18th-Century Indian ruler Tipu Sultan, on a trip to India she and her family went to Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace and Museum in Mysore. There, XazQ was fascinated by the very different accounts of historical events compared with how they’re talked about in Britain, and the National Museum in Delhi is interested in partnering with the National Trust.

Clearly XazQ is captivated by India’s and Britain’s shared history and she’s curious why history of the British Empire is not more widespread and covered more thoroughly in schools. “Apart from the Colonial Countryside project, I’ve not studied anything about India and the British Empire – I find that people are very reclusive talking about the British Empire,” says the 12-year-old.

While Viceroy of India, Curzon lived at Government House in Calcutta (Kolkata), a palace coincidentally modelled after Kedleston (Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra)

While Viceroy of India, Curzon lived at Government House in Calcutta (Kolkata), a palace coincidentally modelled after Kedleston (Credit: National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra)

Following the toppling of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol during Black Lives Matter protests in June, the issue of Britain confronting its colonial history is a hot topic. There’s a growing clamour to reform the national curriculum to make teaching Britain’s Imperial history, such as its crucial role in the slave trade – not just its abolition – mandatory in secondary schools; there is also a sense that understanding how the concept of ‘race’ and race hierarchies underpinned Empire, would help combat racism in Britain.

Open conversations

Dr Fowler welcomes the discussions that the removal of Colston’s statue has triggered – they’re the kind of honest, open and sometimes difficult conversations that Colonial Countryside is stimulating: “It is vital we have this conversation now – we’re very familiar with the history of the Tudors and the World Wars, but there is a gap in our collective knowledge of 400 years of colonial history and its role in shaping modern Britain.”

“Because of this gap, our conversations seem impoverished – by looking at the history we can put this jigsaw puzzle together and get a more complete picture of how Britain fits into the world, which we’ve been missing for so long. People say Colonial Countryside is about rewriting history, but it’s encouraging broader, evidence-based conversations about our past. We shouldn’t confuse national pride with history, which is always warts and all – history is full of violence and injustice, that’s nothing new,” says Fowler, who will explore these themes in her forthcoming book Green Unpleasant Land: Creative Responses to Rural England’s Colonial Histories (Peepal Tree Press).

A tiger rug at the Curzon home, Kedleston Hall; while Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon decided to partition Bengal in 1905 (Credit: Alamy)

A tiger rug at the Curzon home, Kedleston Hall; while Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon decided to partition Bengal in 1905 (Credit: Alamy)

Raj Pal, a historian with extensive experience in the heritage sector – who works with Colonial Countryside and the National Trust in bringing the colonial histories of country houses to life – feels that facing up to the good, bad and ugly histories of the British Empire is long overdue. “In a crucial way, Colonial Countryside is filling a gap of the history which we have deliberately not been taught,” he says.

Our sense of nation today is very different to 25 years ago and people, especially young people, have to be represented – Raj Pal

“We have a myth of ‘Britannia rules the waves’ and making Britain ‘Great’, but we don’t want to address the fact that Britannia ruling the waves is to do with the slave trade, colonialism, Empire and massacre, as well as trade in tobacco, sugar and salt,” he continues.

He believes that now more than ever, Britain’s story of self and who makes the nation needs broadening. “Our sense of nation today is very different to 25 years ago and people, especially young people, have to be represented in the heritage sector – museums, galleries and National Trust properties – because they’re repositories. If younger generations don’t see their heritages represented in these spaces, they’re not going to go,” he says.

As the bringing down of Colston’s statue shows, ignorance of Britain’s past is far from bliss, and as XazQ so eloquently puts it, harms our future. “Colonial Countryside has made me realise that our present is based on our past, and our present will shape our future. The British Empire has made Great Britain the way it is today – if we carry on not talking about it, we would be taking history for granted and future generations won’t know about it, and that makes our future bleaker,” she says.

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I Sold My YouTube Channel for $11,000

My path to 200,000 subscribers, 50 million views, and the sale

 

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“You’ve received the funds from Escrow.”

I couldn’t believe it.

After a two month process, I had done it.

Something that I started for nothing almost 10 years ago as a hobby. Something that had no physical location or products, no running costs, no employees or staff. Something that only exists online and its only “assets” were videos that I didn’t even speak in. And something that I had stopped making videos for.

I had just sold for $11,000 USD (just over $15,000 AUD).

And I did this in a time when people are losing money and hesitant to spend it.

I’ll admit it’s still a little hard to believe. Until recently I never knew that selling a YouTube channel was even a thing.

But as it turns out.

It is.

And so, after I found out it was a thing, and the opportunity presented itself, I decided that I was going to sell my YouTube channel.

I’ll admit it was a hard decision. But I know it was the right one. In fact, it taught me many lessons. And I am going to share them all with you in the hope that you can glean some of your own value from the experience.

This is not just going to be your typical post on YouTube “secrets” and “strategies.”

No this is going to be everything I learned — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Including some very important life lessons.

Oh, and fair warning. This isn’t a short post.

So if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands it may be worth bookmarking this and coming back to it multiple times.

I want to share everything. So this isn’t going to be a quick read.

OK so with that out of the way, let’s get into it.

Let’s start out with the life lessons. What life lessons could you possibly learn from running a YouTube channel?

Well to my surprise, quite a few.


Surprising Life Lessons From Running a YouTube Channel

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1. Anyone can have an impact on the world

I simply wanted to share inspiring messages with the world. I could have never guessed that something that I started as a simple hobby could ever grow into what it did, especially since I had absolutely no experience in video editing.

We have all heard the term “anyone can make an impact on the world.”

Well, I certainly got to witness this first hand. I still remember when I got my first few views on YouTube. The excitement of knowing that a few random strangers on the internet had actually somehow found my video and watched it.

I still remember the first time I reached 100 views and thinking that was amazing. And then eventually I made a video that reached 1,000 views (I’d made it).

And then I remember the day I had my first true viral video

I’d made a few previous to this one that ended up reaching over a million views after a few years of being up. But that was nothing compared to my first true viral video.

I still remember being absolutely shocked when I was refreshing the video every minute and seeing the likes and views skyrocket. It ended up reaching over a million views in the matter of a week and it just kept going up.

Not only did it reach millions of views on my channel alone, but people also began re-uploading it to their own sites, channels, and Facebook pages.

There is actually no way I will ever know how many people it has reached because it has been re-uploaded so many times.

But from my estimate of the ones I have seen, it’s very possible that it has reached over 20 million or more views.

Not only that, but it also inspired thousands of blog articles, cartoons, remakes, and even Medium writers like Larry G. Maguire.

It’s also been shown in schools and universities, has inspired professional music artists, and even went on to be remade for National Geographic, which I got the opportunity to help put together.

It also inspired countless reaction videos, and it inspired people to go out on the street and ask people the question. And it is now actually a popular YouTube and Google search term.

And that all happened because of a video I made.

It wasn’t me speaking in the video, so I can never take full credit. But it is still extremely humbling to know that the message may never have been heard had I not put it together.

Because I had simply heard it one day when listening to a long audio program from Alan Watts. It was a short three-minute segment amongst hours of audio.

But the moment I heard it, it resonated with me so much that I ended up turning it into a video. Never expecting it would take off the way it did.

And from that moment onward, I came to realize that I really could have an impact on the world.

2. Your content is probably impacting people more than you will ever know

I was made aware of this the day I received an email from a fan of one of my videos who had reached out to thank me for my videos.

Now, I had received a lot of these types of emails before, but this one was very different. You see, this man told me that my videos had literally saved his life.

He told me that before he saw my videos he had actually been planning to take his life. But then he found some of my videos and began listening to them, and it changed his perspective and helped him turn his life around.

To say I was shocked is an understatement. I literally cried when I read the email. I couldn’t believe that something I had made had had such a profound impact on someone.

It changed my entire perspective on the power that videos, and content in general, can have. And it showed me that you never truly know how much of an impact you may be having on people through your content.

3. People will support you with your passion if you give them a chance

You see, a few years into my channel I actually ended up getting a couple of copyright strikes on my account because of the music I had used in a couple of my videos.

I deserved them both. I was a little ignorant of the whole copyrighting laws, believing they would fall under “fair use.”

I was wrong. Very wrong. And it almost cost me my entire YouTube channel.

One more strike and YouTube was going to delete my entire channel and all my videos for good.

I was a little worried, to say the least. But after moving through the fear and upset at having one of my most popular videos taken down, I came to learn about ‘royalty-free’ content. Basically footage and music that you can pay for and then use freely in your videos without any risk of copyright.

And so I decided if I was going to continue growing this channel I would have to begin creating videos in this way. The problem was my channel really wasn’t making very much to be able to afford it. And I didn’t exactly have the spare cash to be able to buy it out of my own pocket.

So I decided to start a Kickstarter campaign, and to my astonishment, I was able to raise almost $5,000 to help fund my channel to begin creating videos in this way.

It was an amazing feeling and showed me that people will support you with your passion if you give them a chance. Especially if they believe in what you’re doing.

4. Stop caring what others think

I had some people in my life who didn’t quite approve of me running the channel and thought that it was a waste of time and a little strange. In fact, I actually went years before I told even my closest friends that I was running the channel out of fear of judgment.

Of course, as it turned out, when I did tell my friends they had nothing but praise and couldn’t believe I’d kept it secret for so long.

It was a very valuable lesson.

5. You will always have haters — focus on your fans

And nowhere is this more true than YouTube.

I honestly couldn’t believe some of the comments that some people made toward me or my videos. They didn’t hold back, and when I encountered my first lot of haters I was quite thrown back.

I was actually quite hurt and in my early days actually responded to them. Which never did any good and only made things worse.

With time, however, I came to learn not to take it personally and realize that it was really a reflection of themselves and not me. And it was far better to focus my energy on my fans, who far outweighed the haters.

6. Authenticity and understanding are the most powerful forms Of persuasion

This video had been one of my first viral videos and had millions of views.

I was very upset that they wanted it removed especially since it has been seen by so many people. But I did also see it from their perspective and was grateful they didn’t just remove it without warning.

And so I decided to just be completely authentic with them and tell them exactly why I made the video, why I believed it was important, that I understood where they were coming from, and that I would remove it if they still wanted me to.

To my astonishment, about a week later they came back to me. They told me that they had agreed to allow me to keep it up as long as I didn’t try to put advertising on it (which I was never going to do anyway.)

I was so grateful, and to this day it remains the only mashup that has been allowed to stay on YouTube.

Had I gone in with anger the video would have certainly been removed. But because I came from a place of understanding and authenticity I was able to keep the video up and it still remains there to this day.

7. You can attract some amazing opportunities when you deliver enough value

To this day, I still think one of the largest and most rewarding was when I was offered to recreate my video “What If Money Was No Object” for National Geographic to be featured on their YouTube channel and website.

I was absolutely stoked by the opportunity and once I was given the green light from Alan Watt’s son, Mark Watts (another amazing benefit), I was able to put the video together for National Geographic.

They were very happy with it and I was proud to say I’d put together a video for National Geographic.

8. Passions change and it’s OK to move on

You see, we are all told to “follow your passion” and “do what brings you joy.” And this is great advice (most of the time). However, there is something that not enough people talk about.

And that is that passions change.

You see, when I first started the channel I absolutely loved it. I had never been so passionate about anything in my life.

I loved the process of putting videos together, of matching up the music, the footage, and the audio. And I was so grateful to have been given permission to be able to create videos from some of the incredible speeches of Alan Watts.

But as the years went on, I began changing as a person and so did my interests and passions. And yet when I started trying to put out different content and at one point my own content, I began to be met with people complaining and asking what had happened to the Alan Watts videos.

So while putting out other types of content I also kept making Alan Watts videos, no longer enjoying making them as much as I once did. I began feeling incredibly uneasy and stressed, and I even became resentful of the channel at one point.

“What is the point of having a channel if I can’t put the content out I wanted to?” I thought.

I felt like I didn’t own my channel anymore. It wasn’t that I no longer liked Alan Watts; my interests had just changed, but I almost felt guilty for making videos from anyone else.

It was an awful feeling, especially when it was something I had once enjoyed so much.

I never told anyone that I was feeling this way.

I was so conflicted, I felt like I had a voice I wanted to share and other messages I felt were important. But I felt like I couldn’t and it eventually became too much.

And so after seven years of running the channel, I just decided to quit making videos altogether. A few years later, I tried releasing a few more videos but again was met with the same problem. So eventually I gave it up altogether.

This is what eventually led to me selling the channel, once I found the right person I knew would take good care of it. And while it was a little sad to see it go, I was also happy to know that it went to the right person.

And I am grateful for the lesson it taught me. That being, it’s OK to move on from things when they no longer bring you joy even if once it brought you a lot.

It was a difficult one to learn. But now I know that passions and interests change.

And that’s OK.

15 Details About HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” That Will Get You Excited For The New Series

During Comic-Con@Home, HBO gave fans a first look at the upcoming series Lovecraft Country. Here’s what we learned about the new show:

The stars of Lovecraft Country at their Comic Con at Home panel
Comic-Con / YouTube / Via youtu.be

1. First, Lovecraft Country is adapted from Matt Ruff’s novel and follows Atticus, his Uncle George, and his friend Leti as they road-trip across 1950s Jim Crow America while searching for Atticus’s missing dad.

Jonathan Majors, Courtney B Vance, and Jurnee Smollett as Leti, Atticus and George in Lovecraft Country
Eli Joshua Ade / HBO

Eventually their search becomes much more treacherous as they try to survive and overcome not only the racist terrors of white America but also monstrous creatures that have basically been ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft novel.

2. The series stars Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael Kenneth Williams, Courtney B. Vance, and Abbey Lee as Leti, Atticus, Hippolyta, Ruby, Montrose, George, and Christina respectively.

Jonathan Majors, Courtney B Vance, and Jurnee Smollett as Leti, Atticus and George in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Also, Tony Goldwyn, Jamie Chung, Jamie Harris, and more appear throughout Season 1.

3. Looking behind the camera, Lovecraft Country was created and written by Misha Green, who co-created Underground, and the show is produced by Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams.

Misha Green at the premiere of Underground Season 2
Gustavo Caballero / Getty Images

4. The series uses the horror and sci-fi genres to explore so many themes and tell some powerful stories, including what it means to be Black in America and the importance of family.

Michael Kenneth Williams and Jonathan Majors as Montrose and Atticus in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Smollett explained that the show “taps into so many themes that we get to explore about who we were as a nation, who we are now, who we were in Jim Crow America 1955. … There are so many themes that we explore in this show that resonate with us as being Black Americans in 2020.”

5. Smollett said that this show is important right now because it deals with “the systemic racism that our nation has been built upon.” She said that filming scenes involving police brutality “[was], of course, a dark place to go to, but it’s necessary.”

15 Details About HBO's "Lovecraft Country" That Will Get You Excited For The New Series
HBO

She elaborated, saying, “It’s something that reverberates through our DNA, this visceral connection to the oppression of our people, and that’s why these stories, we’re still telling them. So, yes, when you tap into those stories like we are tapping into in Lovecraft … there’s a familiar emotion that it brings up, for sure.”

6. Williams said that the very creepy and real monsters in the show help represent “everything that’s dark and vile in society.”

A skelton-like monster from Lovecraft Country
HBO

7. Basically, if you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone and how it used the horror and sci-fi genres to tell “socially charged” stories, Lovecraft Country is 100% for you.

Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Williams said, “I was a huge fan of The Twilight Zone, which kind of reminds me of the Lovecraft world. The socially charged mixed with the bizarre; I liked things like that. This was a very good reminder of The Twilight Zone, in particular, for me.”

8. While a lot of the stories involve “Black pain,” there are a lot of moments of joy, including a beautiful scene of “grown Black love” between Hippolyta and George at the very beginning of the pilot.

Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta and Courtney B Vance as George in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Williams said that the scene left an impact on him. He teased the moment, saying, “[It’s] the level of Black love — you know, the spooning, and when she looks over her shoulder with that smile, and he’s holding her. There is something so beautiful about that. It’s just grown Black love, and it was beautiful.”

9. The cast members of Lovecraft Country consider themselves a family offscreen, and they bonded because they not only had to be extremely vulnerable together but also shared moments of humor and joy.

Leti and Atticus hugging in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Majors said, “We have made a family. There were days where shit would go crazy on set, and it’d be crazy and it’d be fun. And then we’d be, you know, crying about this and this.”

10. In fact, Vance attributed the familylike dynamic the cast has to the world and atmosphere that Green created both on- and offscreen.

The stars of Lovecraft Country at their Comic Con at Home panel
YouTube / Comic-Con / Via youtu.be

11. A major part of Hippolyta and George’s relationship actually involves writing a version of the Green Book and going out “to help continue the [book] and to map out new areas and new territories,” Vance said.

15 Details About HBO's "Lovecraft Country" That Will Get You Excited For The New Series
HBO

Ellis explained, “The Green Book was this manual that was used by Black folks, Black citizens, that gave an outline, places that it was safe. Safe to go to eat, safe to go vacation, restaurants, hotels, places that were open to them in segregationist America. So our family was involved in preparing that information that unfortunately Black people had to have during that time.”

12. Majors said he read the script twice when he got it because he was amazed that this role was written “for a Black guy” — he loves that Atticus is multidimensional and the role allowed him “to explore not just archetypal ideas of what we tend to play.”

Atticus sitting on the side of the road reading in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Majors said, “He’s not just this soldier, right? That’s pretty common, right? But he’s also a bibliophile. He also gets to travel, he’s an adventurer, he has all these ideas. He has a strong body, he has a strong mind, he has a strong heart.”

13. Meanwhile, Lee described her character, Christina, as “the agent of chaos” in this world — basically, “she’s the Karen.”

Abbey Lee as Christina in Lovecraft Country
HBO

Lee continued, saying, “I think that she represents, on a larger scale, sort of the oppressed 1950s woman, sort of liberating herself from the patriarchal society and a family that she’s been brought up in, all while doing it with her white privilege.”

14. Smollett and Mosaku have some musical moments in Lovecraft Country, and it proved to be a “real bonding experience” for them.

Jurnee Smollett as Leti and Wunmi Mosaku as Ruby in Lovecraft Country
HBO

In the show, Smollett’s and Mosaku’s characters, Leti and Ruby, are two very different sisters who find common ground through their love of music.

15. And finally, in terms of filming with green-screen monsters, Vance said that those moments are “silly” behind the scenes, but they allowed him to bond with his “brothers and sisters.”

Ashley Graham Is Showing Off Her Stretch Marks From Pregnancy In Her New Swimsuit Campaign

Ashley Graham has taken her followers on her pregnancy and postpartum journey, sharing the realities of both, whether that was her incredible growing body or the diapers she wore while she was recovering from giving birth.

Now, in her work as a supermodel, Ashley is continuing that — this time putting the stretch marks from her pregnancy front and center for her new swimsuit campaign.

Ashley looks absolutely incredible in her latest campaign for Swimsuits for All, which she refused to have retouched (“except for a clamp holding up the DIY backdrop,” as she explained to People.)

“It looks so simple and beautiful, but powerful,” she told the publication. “I’ve got more weight on me. I have stretch marks, and in the beginning I really had to have a lot of conversations with myself and tell myself, ‘Okay, new body, new mindset.’ But after this photo shoot, I felt so empowered because I was like, ‘Yes. I look good. I feel good. This is my new mom bod’.

“With a new postpartum body, I thought that things were going to feel different, and that they were going to look different, and they do, but it’s a newfound joy in that,” she added.

After seeing Ashley’s joy, hopefully other moms will feel just as inspired to show off their postpartum bodies — and campaigns like these will be a lot more commonplace.

 

 

Если вы разведены, но ответственный отец: адвокат рассказала о добровольной уплате алиментов

Как правило, слово “алименты” ужасает родителей, находящихся в разводе. Однако это происходит далеко не всегда. В некоторых случаях происходит наоборот – родитель, с которым живет ребенок, отказывается от помощи, а второй настаивает на том, чтобы платить алименты. Адвокат Юлия Кулик рассказала о том, как добиться права выплачивать алименты в добровольном порядке.

Алименты на детей, Информатор

Алименты могут высчитываться из заработной платы, пенсии, иного дохода гражданина. Для их добровольного взыскания нужно подать заявление по месту выплаты пенсии, заработной платы, стипендии и т.д. Списание денежных средств должно произойти не позднее трехдневного срока с момента подачи заявления. Вместе с тем, плательщики имеют право передумать и отозвать документ, в таком случае алименты удерживаться не будут.

Размер выплат определяет сам плательщик. Они не могут быть меньше, чем 50% прожиточного минимума, то есть 960 гривен на ребенка до 6 лет и 1200 гривен для детей старше 6 лет. Определить сумму алиментов вы можете как в твердой сумме, так и в процентном соотношении от дохода. Во втором случае, как правило, выплачивается 25% дохода на 1 ребенка, 30% на 2 детей и 50% на 3 и более детей.

How to Promote Your Blog: Learn What Successful Blogs ACTUALLY Do to Get Blog Traffic

How to Promote Your Blog: Learn What Successful Blogs ACTUALLY Do to Get Blog Traffic

First off, let’s be up-front here about one (unfortunate) thing when it comes to learning how to promote your blog…

Scratch that … this goes way beyond blogs. It works pretty much the same when promoting anything else, really.

It’s this:

To make any sort of promotion actually work, you need either of two resources: ⏲️ … 💰

(That’s time and money, in case you have emoji disabled.)This is chapter 10 of a bigger guide on how to start a successful blog.📘 All Chapters (Click to Access)

How to #promote a #blog: Learn what successful blogs ACTUALLY do to get #trafficCLICK TO TWEET  There are no silver bullets when it comes to learning how to promote your blog, or, rather, they very rarely occur.

For example, when Medium first got off the ground, lots of people got exposure by moving their articles over to that new platform, and then linking them back to their original blogs.

In principle, the tactic was simple – this was very near to what we could call a silver bullet.

But opportunities like that don’t come often, and when they do, you can only take advantage of them for a short while.

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So what to do instead? Like I said, either of two things … or both:

  •  spend time promoting your blog regularly using a couple of methods, each time perfecting your approach,
  •  spend money to get blog traffic instantly and hope that it’s going to be enough to get the ball rolling.

Neither is perfect. Neither is better. Both have their place, and both can be used when learning how to promote your blog.

So, what do we recommend specifically – as in, what to do to promote your new blog effectively?

Here’s the process that works:

How to promote your blog

1. It starts with your content

We’ve spent a sizable part of this guide discussing how to decide what to blog about, plus how to then come up with specific content ideas. We’ve done that because your content is the most important asset of your blog. In other words, no amount of promotion will ever matter if the content itself is not top notch.

Or, to say it yet another way, only the best content is worth promoting.Only the best #blog #content is worth bothering to promoteCLICK TO TWEET Basically, if you’re promoting the type of content that’s not the best on a given topic then you’re only losing time and/or money because that thing is never going to rise to the top. There’s always going to be someone better, with a better article/study/video/whatnot.

So, again, think content first. If you’ve really given it your best and you have a truly awesome piece of content in your hands, this is when you promote it!

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Here’s an example I mentioned before – our post on how to simplify the admin interface in WordPress. As you can see, it’s not huge, and it’s not flashy or anything, but it did tackle a topic that no one knew was a thing, yet was really interesting for people building sites for clients. Other posts that did cover similar topics were not written from the perspective of simplifying the interface, but were rather direct how-tos on the individual tools. Our post followed a different angle and thus was able to resonate better with the readers.

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Another example on how to promote your blog from a different blogger.

This post generated lots of discussion and attention in the WordPress niche, despite the site being relatively small and not so popular. It presented an interesting opinion, was published at the right time and to the right people.

2. ABN – Always Be Networking

This rule is just as true when it comes to promoting a blog as it is in any line of business – who you know is just as important as what you know.

Knowing the right people can take your blog post from just another page on the web, to one of the trending sensations of the week, and I’m not exaggerating here.

…Take this post of ours as an example, it’s a direct battle/comparison between the tree main mega themes in the market – Divi, Avada, and X. One of the main things we did to promote it was shared it with each theme’s community group on Facebook. We knew some of the people there. We shared their content previously, we interacted with them. So when it was us who had something to share, they were eager to check it out. 

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 These days, networking becomes easier and easier. We have Facebook groups for nearly any topic imaginable, there are forums, subreddits, and so on. Meeting likeminded people really isn’t difficult.

Therefore, what you should do first when learning how to promote your blog is join every Facebook group that’s relevant to your niche.

  • 👂 Start by listening in. Pay attention to the discussions going on, interact with people, start helping them with whatever you can help them with.
  • 🗣️ Every once in a while, ask your own questions. Not fake ones, though. I’m talking about some genuine things that you’re curious about regarding your niche/blog topic.

With time, you will become known in the group and people will naturally pay attention to what you want to show them as well.

listening

Another thing you can do is join an online course either related to your niche, or on general business topics. Many online courses have a community component to them, usually in the form of an online forum. Interact with people there in a similar manner.

Over time, your network will grow to the point where you will be able to make a “payout” every once in a while by asking people to take a look and possibly promote something that you wrote.

3. Do one thing, repeatedly

Your network will come in handy when you want to promote a new piece of your “cornerstone content” – something big that you publish only once in a while, and something that you really want people to see.

However, you can’t be asking people to share your content every time you publish anything new. This would make them quite annoyed with you really quickly.

So for regular promotion, it’s good to build your own process, which you can reliably execute every time you publish a new post.

How to promote your blog: launch pad method

The idea is to use that process as a launch pad. Here’s what I mean:

  1. You begin by promoting every piece of content the same way.
  2. Pay attention to the early results coming in.
  3. If anything starts bringing in, say, 10x the usual results (more shares, more comments), ramp up your promotion efforts by either sharing with your network or investing more funds in paid promotion.

 This sounds great, right, but how to promote your blog exactly – what to do exactly? How to build this promotion process?

There are two main ways: the free route or the paid route. The free route consists of sharing your own content to different social media channels and bookmarking sites. Think things like Reddit but for your specific niche.

Find the most popular such platforms in your niche – or the niche directly above yours (if it’s too small) – and start building up your profile there. Begin sharing content and also read and vote up other people’s content. The paid route is even simpler. All you need is $5 a day to promote your posts on Facebook.

Let’s not get into how to best do that specifically here, since it’s a rather large topic (feel free to check out this guide), but the principle is simple:

Research what your ideal audience’s demographics are → target them on Facebook directly.

Show them your content, and pay close attention to what sort of results you’re getting.The fact is that we never know what will ultimately turn out to be a popular post. You just can’t predict such things.

This is why you need to promote everything equally and then pay attention to what works.

The point of both the free route and the paid route is to start getting even the tiniest bit of exposure for your posts.Promote every #blog #post equally, you never know which one is going to be a winnerCLICK TO TWEET 

4. Important: Double down on what works!

This is the most important step of them all when it comes to learning how to promote your blog.

Once you’re doing your day-to-day promotion, perfecting your methods and learning the process, you will inevitably have some posts that do much better than others. It’s when something starts getting 10x the shares or comments.

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This is the time to double down on your efforts.

  • Allocate more budget to promoting the post on Facebook (or start promoting it in the first place if you’ve only been doing free promotion so far).
  • Reach out to your network and show them the post.
  • Submit the post to more social networking / bookmarking channels if you haven’t already.

 For example, what we like to do with posts that start picking up some steam is promote them via Sidebar.io (one of the best tech newsletters out there) and WPMail.me (for WordPress things).

The goal is to make the post go as “viral” as we can. If enough people see it, it will inevitably get to some influencers as well, at which stage it can be shared even further.

Viral posts will also lead to more links coming to your site, and thus more people following those links to check you out.

What you’re ultimately looking for are big wins. If some post remains ignored for the most part by your audience then don’t try to shove it down their throats repeatedly no matter what. This is not how to promote your blog. Just move on to the next post.

After that, it’s your job to keep those people on the site, which brings me to:

5. Keep people engaged

40.5% – that’s the average bounce rate reported by Mercury.one. Bounce rate stands for the number of people that visit your site only for a second and leave basically immediately upon arrival.

Getting people to visit you is just half the battle…

You also want to keep them on your site somehow, so that they can consume even more content. There are two main ways to do that:

a) Interlink your content heavily 🔗

A good internal linking structure is a hugely underrated thing.

Without good internal links, people won’t consume any more of your content than the page they originally came to see.

Aim to include at least one internal link per 250 words of blog post content.

You’ll be surprised how effective this can be as you learn how to promote your blog.

b) Start a newsletter ✉️

A professional (or semi-professional but money-making) blog needs a newsletter list.

The idea is that once you convince your website visitors to subscribe to the newsletter, you get to notify them of any new posts that you publish. Great for blog growth.

The difficult part is the convincing.

There are various ways to do that. Chief of them is offering people some free resource in exchange for subscribing.

We’ve published a whole two-part case study on how we’re building our newsletter list on this blog. Check it out here: first and second.

  • Another idea, content upgrades. Read more about those here.

To run the newsletter itself, you can use platforms like SendinBlue, MailChimp, Sendy or MailPoet. The setup is rather straightforward and can be done in under an hour. The newsletter can be a digest-style message that you send out to your email subscribers regularly.

The promotion puzzle – a bird’s-eye view

Taking all of the above into account, this is what blog promotion is all about:How to #promote a #blog: Learn what successful blogs ACTUALLY do to get #trafficCLICK TO TWEET 

  • 📚 Create content worth promoting.
  • 👱 Always be networking – take active part in relevant Facebook groups.
  • ⚙️ Build a promotion process that you can reliably execute every time you publish a new post. Rely on free and/or paid methods.
  • ⚡ Double down on what works! Meaning, allocate more resources to promoting the content that brings in 10x more initial results than your average post.
  • 😄 Keep people engaged and on your site. Do this by interlinking your content well. Also start a newsletter.

 As you can see, learning how to promote your blog and actually being able to pull it off is not very sexy. It’s mainly a combination of doing the same things over and over again, and being no less discouraged each time you get 0 response. The ones who manage to stick with it are the ones who win.

So, what can happen when you do “win”? This is what the next chapter is about:

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Want to expand your knowledge? This collection of the top blogs about WordPress and their most popular posts will help you discover the most valuable resources in the WordPress community.

The criteria when compiling this list were to focus on content that has gotten either the most traffic (if the WordPress blogger has shared this data), received the highest number of social media shares, or evoked the most comments.

Okay, let’s get started (in no particular order)!Top 50+ #blogs about #WordPress and their top posts CLICK TO TWEET 

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WinningWP compiles lists of the best WordPress sites and tools in various niches. They also sometimes publish detailed guides on various aspects of running a WordPress site.

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WP Crafter publishes detailed guides to all kinds of WordPress topics, along with the occasional product review or Best Of roundup.

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A very strong site with lots of great resources. Apart from their flagship content (linked below), you will also find various tutorials about themes, plugins, and other ways of modifying your WordPress site.

Top 50+ Blogs About WordPress and Their Best Posts

Want to expand your knowledge? This collection of the top blogs about WordPress and their most popular posts will help you discover the most valuable resources in the WordPress community.

The criteria when compiling this list were to focus on content that has gotten either the most traffic (if the WordPress blogger has shared this data), received the highest number of social media shares, or evoked the most comments.

Okay, let’s get started (in no particular order)!Top 50+ #blogs about #WordPress and their top posts CLICK TO TWEET 

1. WP Newsify

WP Newsify publishes a mixture of WordPress news and WordPress guides. They usually publish once a week.

2. Shout Me Loud

Shout Me Loud publishes in-depth articles about a wide range of topics related to WordPress and making money through blogging.

3. Themegrill

Themegrill focuses on Best Of lists. If you’re looking for new plugins, themes, or other WordPress tools, you’ll find the information you need here.

4. WinningWP

WinningWP compiles lists of the best WordPress sites and tools in various niches. They also sometimes publish detailed guides on various aspects of running a WordPress site.

5. WPLeaders

WPLeaders publishes a variety of WordPress guides with a focus on Best Of lists.

6. BeginDot

BeginDot publishes WordPress guides about a variety of topics, with a focus on the technical side of running a WordPress site.

7. WP Crafter

WP Crafter publishes detailed guides to all kinds of WordPress topics, along with the occasional product review or Best Of roundup.

8. WPKube

A very strong site with lots of great resources. Apart from their flagship content (linked below), you will also find various tutorials about themes, plugins, and other ways of modifying your WordPress site.

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Катастрофы, после которых хочется кричать «все пропало!», случаются с девушками чуть ли не ежедневно. Однако это не повод расстраиваться. Лучше смеяться неприятностям в лицо и помнить о том, что группа поддержки под названием «Лучшие подруги» всегда готова прийти на помощь. Ведь они наверняка уже сами побывали в таких ситуациях.

Женская примета: сломанный ноготь — к новому маникюру

Чихнула, когда завивала ресницы

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Нет, пожалуйста, только не это

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Настало время сменить кисточку для помады на ватную палочку

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А-а-ай!

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И снова — а-а-ай!

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Я люблю свою собаку, а она — мою обувь

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Уронила новые тени. А что вы знаете о боли?

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Страшный сон перфекциониста-сладкоежки

Когда в магазине закончились салфетки

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Так умею только я. Или нет?

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Уронила любимый тональный крем. Пыталась реанимировать

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Кажется, этой пудрой я уже не воспользуюсь

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Пора решиться на короткую стрижку

Просто помыла голову

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Когда решила навести порядок в гардеробе

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Инсталляция «Нечего надеть»

Не примеряла юбку с прошлой зимы

Сага об испорченной косметичке

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Экспериментальным путем проверила, что палетка и солнечные лучи несовместимы

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Хотел накраситься, но был пойман с поличным

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