Since sharing the news of her heartbreaking pregnancy loss with her fans and followers on September 30th, Chrissy Teigen has taken a break from posting on social media. On Saturday, however, she chimed in on a post that seems to have given her some much-needed comedic relief.
The post, a screenshot of a tweet shared on the Betches Instagram account, read, “Just booked an eyebrow waxing appointment and I’m excited I’ll be wearing a mask so I don’t have to hear ‘mustache too?'”
“Finally, a giggle. Thank you,” Teigen commented. Many fans responded with supportive messages and well wishes, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Teigen also received an outpouring of support earlier this month after sharing intimate photos from the hospital showing herself and husband John Legend dealing with the tragic loss of their unborn son, who they had named Jack.
“We are shocked and in the kind of deep pain you only hear about, the kind of pain we’ve never felt before,” she wrote. “We were never able to stop the bleeding and give our baby the fluids he needed, despite bags and bags of blood transfusions. It just wasn’t enough.”
While some criticized Teigen for posting about the personal moment online, many parents who had experienced similar grief thanked her for helping to normalize and destigmatize the experience.
Out thoughts are with Teigen, her family, and all those who have lost pregnancies. While we know the grief is ongoing, we are glad Teigen was able to share a laugh and a moment of lightness over some widely relatable upper lip hair realness.
A mom who followed her instincts is the reason her daughter is now being treated for cancer in her eye.
It was July 30, Jasmine Martin told “Good Morning America,” when she saw it. Prior to that day, she said, there had been “a small glow” in her daughter Sariyah’s eye. “But that day, it was like a moon.”
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She posted the photo to Facebook looking for advice. Several people commented it could be cancerous.
Martin took her daughter to the pediatrician, who told the Knoxville, Tennessee, mom it was nothing to worry about. But Martin’s instincts told her otherwise.
“It was going to take weeks to get an ophthalmologist appointment,” Martin told “GMA.” So, she said she emailed the photo to a friend who worked at a hospital, who in turn showed it to a doctor.
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“She was taken to St. Jude’s that night,” Martin told “GMA.”
Since then, little Sariyah has been diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. Retinoblastoma is, according to the St. Jude’s web site, a rare form of cancer affecting about 250-300 children each year. It “typically develops in children before 5 years of age. This cancer develops in the retina — the part of the eye that helps a person see color and light. Retinoblastoma may affect one or both eyes. In about two-thirds of all cases only one eye is affected,” the website reads.
There’s been strides forward and steps back for the 17-month-old and her family. Though the toddler was released from the hospital and sent home in late September, there’s cause for concern: a tiny spot in her left eye that had been laser treated has returned. At the same time, the tumor in her right eye, the one with the large glow, is shrinking.
Martin wrote in her most recent Instagram update, “We are so early in this but … days are mentally draining, because you just never know what they are going to find. It’s hard and it’s scary. If I allow myself to really think about it, if something happens to the good eye, then there’s still so many risks with the right eye. It’s a never ending battle of what ifs right now.”
Sariyah is “so happy,” her mom said, “You wouldn’t even know she is going through this,” she said, referring to hospital stays and chemotherapy. “Even when it makes her sick and she has a fever she’s still playing with her siblings,” Martin told “GMA.”
Friends and neighbors have stepped up to help the family through this difficult time, something Martin said has touched her. From meal trains to a car, “there are so many good people in the world,” she told “GMA.”
She’s hopeful sharing her Sariyah’s story, which she does both on Instagram and Facebook. will encourage mothers to follow their instincts when it comes to their
The Washington Post to serve as media partner for National Press Club’s Help The Heroes campaign
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Press Club announced at a recent news conference that The Washington Post would serve as an official media partner for the Club’s Help The Heroes campaign, a program designed to help front line medical workers at Howard University Hospital and feed the fight against COVID-19 by providing hospital staff with nutritious take-home meals.
The Washington Post has pledged to contribute advertising support for the campaign, including a full-page ad that ran in today’s newspaper.
“Help The Heroes is all about neighbors helping neighbors in this time of need,” said National Press Club President Michael Freedman. “So we are grateful and honored to have the backing and support of The Washington Post – one of the most respected newspapers in the country and a pillar of the DC community.”
According to a recent article in The Washington Post, hospitals are preparing for a nightmare scenario this fall when flu patients and COVID-19 patients may swamp hospital wards. There is appropriate concern that this will exhaust the staff. “I worry the most about the ability of the workforce to step into the ring again. Adrenaline can only take you so far,” said Dr. Brandan Carr of Mount Sinai Hospital.
Help The Heroes is funded by donations from corporations, foundations and non-profits. Donations for Help The Heroes go to the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s affiliated 501c-3. To learn more about Help The Heroes or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.press.org/hth
Founded in 1908, the National Press Club is The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™ with more than 3,000 members. The Club speaks out on press freedom issues and annually recognizes journalists at risk at home and abroad with the John Aubuchon Award for Press Freedom.
President Trump, as always, has an uncanny knack for giving his journalistic detractors plenty of ammunition.
But man, much of the media are acting like it’s a national tragedy that an ailing president was released from the hospital.
My eyeballs are hurting from watching all the negative coverage.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid called Trump’s appearance on the Truman Balcony a “Mussolini moment.”
CNN’s David Gergen, usually the most mild-mannered of men, said he’s “practically feeling like we’re in the grips of a madman.”
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CNN morning host John Berman, when a producer ran B-roll of the Trump balcony appearance, complained: “Take it off, please, don’t even put it on the screen! Please take it off, because that’s gonna kill people.”
I know this sounds insane in the current environment, but shouldn’t the country be pleased that a sick president has improved to the point that he could leave Walter Reed? Couldn’t the pundits at least pay lip service to the notion that this is better than him taking a turn for the worst?
When CNN’s Jim Acosta says on Twitter that Trump is the “Coronavirus-in-Chief,” there really isn’t much attempt to hide the instinctive opposition to him.
And yet Trump hasn’t done much to help himself since he walked out of the hospital, presumably with the backing of the medical team.
The video made by the president was, for starters, all about himself. This, according to several reports, conflicted with his staff’s hope that having the virus would enable him to show some empathy for those who are affected.
Instead he said: “I learned so much about coronavirus. And one thing that’s for certain, don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it. You’re gonna beat it. We have the best medical equipment; we have the best medicines — all developed recently — and you’re gonna beat it.”
He went on to say he feels “better than 20 years ago…Don’t let it take over your lives. Don’t let that happen.” And he again compared it to the flu.
Well, as journalists have pointed out, the average person doesn’t have access to a world-class battalion of doctors and state-of-the-art equipment the way a president does, or have a medical unit in their home. “You’re gonna beat it” must ring hollow to the families of the 210,000 Americans who have died. And the virus can cause long-term damage to some of those who survive. It sounded once again like the president was minimizing Covid-19.
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There was a new line of argument for those who believe Trump and many of his top aides contracted the virus by not wearing masks, not practicing social distancing and attending packed White House events: “I knew there’s danger to it, but I had to do it. I stood out front; I led.”
MEDIA, PA — The Middletown Fire Company is hosting a drive-thru flu shot clinic on an upcoming weekend as part of a larger effort in Delaware County to get residents vaccinated as flu season approaches.
Delaware County Council and the Department of Intercommunity Health announced several free public flu shot clinics that will be held soon.
The clinic at the Middletown Fire Company will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23.
The Middletown Fire Company is located at 425 S. New Middletown Road in Media.
Flu shots are available to all Delaware County residents 3 years old and up. High dose vaccines for residents 65 years of age and older are not available.
For more information or questions regarding the clinics please contact the Intercommunity Health Office at 610-891-6129
No insurance is required.
The drive-through format is intended to make it safer and more convenient for older residents, those with disabilities, and parents with small children, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Residents must wear masks or face coverings when going to the flu clinic.
In the event of inclement weather the flu clinic may be canceled.
The clinic will be staffed by members of the Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps, and Delaware County Department of Intercommunity Health.
Other clinics are being held in different locations in the county.
The full flu clinic schedule is below:
Wednesday, Oct. 7 and Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Tinicum Township Fire Company, 99 Wanamaker Ave., Essington, PA 19029
Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Broomall Fire Company, 1 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA 19008.
Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Middletown Fire Company, 425 S. New Middletown Road, Media, PA 19063.
This article originally appeared on the Media Patch
While the fashion industry at large struggles in the pandemic, activewear is thriving, with sales and engagement spikes across social media.
Activewear brands like Fabletics and Vejas have been standouts in terms of engagement on influencer content mentioning them, according to new data from Traackr.
Business Insider broke down key findings from Traackr’s latest report, including top activewear brands and fashion influencer content by category.
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The American fashion industry at large — and especially luxury — has declined in sales and engagement on social media during the pandemic.
Onetime stalwarts like J.Crew, JCPenney, and Brooks Brothers have filed for bankruptcy in the last few months while some luxury outlets like Need Supply and Totokaelo shut down permanently.
As a result, many brands have cut back their spending on paid deals with creators.
Luxury fashion brands saw engagements (the number of likes, shares, and comments on influencer content mentioning a brand) fall 50% in the first half of 2020 versus the year-ago period, according to new data from Traackr, an influencer-marketing platform, based on an analysis of 41,000 influencers.
But not all fashion brands are struggling. With more people donning comfy clothing while working remotely, activewear brands have been a bright spot.
The number of influencers mentioning activewear brands rose 101% in the first half of 2020 versus the year-ago period, Traackr reported. The number of activewear posts from influencers increased by 63% and total engagements increased by 331% in the same period.
Fabletics, known for its leggings, was the top-performing activewear brand among 150 brands in Traackr’s database, with its engagement spiking 165% in January-August versus the year-ago period, Traackr said.
Another brand, Vejas, grew its engagement by 40% in the same time period.
Of course, some activewear brands grew sales even with a decrease in influencers posting about them. Lululemon, for instance, saw an 18% decrease in engagement in the same time period but second-quarter sales increased 2% and e-commerce sales 157% year-over-year.
Here’s how fashion influencer content has been performing by category, according to Traackr’s analysis of first half of 2019 versus the first half of 2020:
Activewear (+331% engagements)
Fast Fashion (+18%)
Business casual (-50%)
Understanding the activewear boom
Other active- or healthy lifestyle content has surged in the pandemic as creators across industries have pivoted to this style of content.
Lindsay Silberman, a travel and lifestyle influencer with 169,000 Instagram followers, told Business Insider earlier this year that she turned to at-home workouts and loungewear recommendations in her content, including starting a a workout series called “Quarantoned” that led to a sponsorship with a fitness app.
Other influencers who already shared fitness content saw a surge in engagement and sales for direct-to-consumer services such as workout classes.