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On Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, double the peace, love and music

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival, one of the watersheds of the 1960s counterculture movement, will be celebrated in August with two competing events. FILE PHOTO: Janet Huey displays her original ticket at the site of the original Woodstock Music Festival in Bethel, New York, U.S. August 14, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer Michael Lang, the co-producer of the 1969 Woodstock festival, announced on Wednesday that the official Woodstock Music and Arts Fair would take place from Aug 16-18 at a motor -racing venue in upstate…

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Love Island’s Chris Hughes says brother has testicular cancer

Image copyright Getty Images A Love Island contestant who had a check for testicular cancer on live TV says his brother has been diagnosed with the disease. Chris Hughes was praised for raising awareness with his appearance on ITV’s This Morning two months ago. The reality star says his brother Ben checked for lumps the day after Chris was on the show. Chris revealed the news on Instagram, alongside two pictures of the pair as children, urging others to get checked. Skip Instagram post by chrishughesofficial View this post on…

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‘How I learnt to love myself through positive thinking’

What do you say to yourself in the mirror when you’re getting ready in the morning? Blogger Sasha Johnson, from Birmingham, says she used to say horrible things to herself – but now uses “positive chitter-chatter to love myself up”. Sasha, who writes about vulnerability and self-love on her blog The Goddess Lounge, says she’s challenged the way she thinks about herself and asks – do you love yourself? Over the past year the single mum of four says she’s re-tuned her inner voice from one of negative put downs…

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Timothy Weah: Striker ‘in love with Celtic’ after loan move from PSG

I’ll give blood, sweat and tears – Weah Timothy Weah says he “will give blood, sweat and tears” to Celtic after signing a six-month loan deal from Paris St-Germain. The 18-year-old United States striker, son of former World Player of the Year George, believes he “couldn’t ask for a better coach than Brendan Rodgers”. Weah met the rest of the Celtic squad in Dubai on Tuesday after joining from French giants Paris St-Germain. “I am in love with Celtic so I am really happy,” he told BBC Scotland. “It was…

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CES 2019: Could Lovot the pet robot make you fall in love?

Lovot the pet robot has emerged as one of the early hits of the CES 2019 tech trade show. The machine is designed to make its owners fall in love with it and is covered in sensors to respond to their touches and strokes. But as the BBC’s Chris Fox explains, while the bot is already winning affections, its price may prove a stumbling block. Read and watch all our CES coverage at bbc.com/ces2019 Source link

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French author Yann Moix says women over 50 ‘too old’ to love

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yann Moix is well-known in France, where he also presents and directs A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be “incapable” of loving a woman aged 50 or above… despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine he found women of that age “too old”. “I prefer younger women’s bodies, that’s all. End of. The body of a 25-year-old woman is extraordinary. The body of a woman of 50 is not extraordinary at all,” he said. The comments have…

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Why did Trump’s love affair with US generals turn sour?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump’s initial picks for his administration heavily relied on high-profile military men Apparently, among President Trump’s favourite movies is the Second World War epic Patton: Lust for Glory. General George Patton was a charismatic, no nonsense and hard-fighting kind of officer. He got results but he was also self-absorbed and controversial – he once struck a soldier suffering from combat stress. Is Patton perhaps, in the president’s mind, the archetypal general? If so, then he will have been deeply disappointed by the raft…

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Lederhosen love among Austria’s millennials

Lederhosen and dirndl dresses are making a comeback in Austria. For many years traditional clothes, known as Tracht, were seen as very conservative – and were sometimes connected with far–right politics. But these days, many millennials are embracing their traditions. Correspondent/producer: Bethany Bell. Filmed and edited: Fabian Chaundy. Source link

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Skype families: ‘I can’t help who I’ve fallen in love with’

Becky, Danielle and Maegan are familiar with long-distance love. These three British women all have foreign partners who have not been allowed to come and live in the UK. Visa rules introduced in 2012 say British citizens must show they earn at least £18,600 per year to sponsor their non-European spouse’s visa. Here’s how the mothers keep up family life through Skype. Source link

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Best Christmas film: Elf, The Muppets and Love Actually miss top spot

Image copyright Paramount Pictures/Alamy It was made in 1946 but It’s A Wonderful Life has been voted Britain’s most popular Christmas film. It beat Christmas comedy Elf starring Will Ferrell to the top spot in a survey of more than 7,000 people by RadioTimes.com. Other favourites in the top five include Love Actually, The Muppet Christmas Carol and Home Alone. It’s A Wonderful Life is a classic festive feel-good film about a man who has devoted his life to helping others. But when he tries to take his own life…

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