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Covid anti-vaxxer refuses beauty treatments on anyone who has had the jab

Covid anti-vaxxer refuses beauty treatments

The anti-vaxxer, from Glasgow, made an eye-opening statement on her business Instagram page: “We will not treat anyone who has had a COVID-19 jab.” Sarah McCutcheon explained why she made this decision. “Many of my loyal, long-term clients follow a very natural path,” Sarah said. “And I want to ensure they feel safe in the environment that they come to relax in.”

Meanwhile, research conducted by Public Health England (PHE) demonstrated that the Covid jabs are effective against hospitalisation and deaths.

Two jabs of the Pfizer vaccine is 96 percent effective against hospitalisation from the Covid delta variant – the most dominant strain in the UK.

In addition, the AstraZeneca vaccine is 92 percent effective against hospitalisation.

Research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found that the Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs were associated with:

  • Reduction in symptomatic Covid
  • Protection against severe disease.

Covid vaccine side effects

As with any type of vaccine, side effects are possible, but not everybody gets them.

“Most side effects are mild and should not last longer than a week,” the NHS said.

Common complaints include:

  • A sore arm from the injection
  • Feeling tired
  • A headache
  • Feeling achy
  • Feeling or being sick.

“You may also get a high temperature or feel hot or shivery one or two days after your vaccination,” added the NHS.

More than 45 million people in the UK have now had their first Covid jab, the Government report shows.

The number of people who have had their second jab is creeping up towards 35 million.

The success of the vaccine programme has weakened the link between the number of Covid cases and the number of hospitalisations and deaths.

While the virus is infecting more people once again, the number of patients admitted to hospital and people now dying of Covid is not skyrocketing as it would if people were not vaccinated.

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Wales’ Gower Peninsula boasts majestic views and natural beauty

After the tedium of a long drive, the sight of the Gower Peninsula in West Wales instantly eradicates any feelings of tiredness and you want to embrace the panoramic scenery. We had switched from the M4 to the coastal road approaching Swansea, and stopped at the seaside city – dramatically transformed in recent years – before winding our way to the Oxwich Bay Hotel and its incredible beach views.

We’ve visited the hotel on several occasions, lured by excellent surfing conditions for our teenagers, and fabulous coastal walks for us – never disappointing, whatever the weather.

We stayed in the hotel’s Secret Garden, housing six modern accommodation pods. They are small but comfortable, and an enjoyable alternative to traditional hotel accommodation. The staff worked wonders to keep them spotlessly clean – no mean feat after we returned somewhat grubby after a day in the great outdoors.

The hotel itself, a former rectory, prides itself on offering a warm Welsh welcome and tasty food using locally sourced ingredients. To set you up for the day I’d recommend the Welsh full breakfast with laverbread, a traditional delicacy made from seaweed.

You’ll certainly need your energy for surfing on the amazing Rhossili Bay. Our instructor, Guy Richards, has a friendly and easy-going manner that is perfect for beginners. And if you’re less than agile on the waves there are always the views to admire.

After a morning of strenuous activity, we had an excellent lunch at The Bay on top of Rhossili cliffs.  

In the afternoon, we explored the endless expanse of coastal paths.

Part of the appeal of this rugged coastline is that you can easily avoid the crowds. We took a stroll to the rocky promontory known as Worm’s Head, where poet Dylan Thomas was once stranded when he misjudged the tides.

Two of his short stories, Extraordinary Little Cough and Who Do You Wish Was With Us? were inspired by his love of this “very beautiful peninsula, some miles from the blowsy town and so far the tea-shop philistines have not spoilt the most beautiful of its bays”.

The “dry spiked bushes” of gorse and “its spring board grass, monstrous thick grass that made us spring heeled” that he described can still be experienced in all their magnificence thanks to the National Trust, which has fiercely protected the natural beauty of this special spot.

Thomas’s stay on Worm’s Head moved him to write: “Why don’t we live here always? Always and always. Build a bloody house and live like bloody kings”, before adding laconically: “It’s too wild for a townee.” 

Thankfully, our evening meal at the Beach House was only a short stroll away. Welsh TV chef Hywel Griffith opened the restaurant five years ago. The proud holder of a Michelin Star, his food is spectacular. It is worth a visit for the bread and butter alone.

But you can’t visit Wales and not eat the lamb – it was sublime. We savoured every mouthful in the contemporary interior before drinking the last of our wine on the terrace with its fabulous views across Oxwich and Three Cliffs.

The following morning, a crystal-blue sky was the perfect backdrop to take in the spectacular Three Cliffs Bay beach, a mix of sand dunes, salt marsh, and the three limestone cliffs.Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins is a fan of the area, saying: “I grew up on the edge of the Gower, but it was still a holiday place for our family. We’d go on weekend breaks to Three Cliffs Bay – six miles down the road! 

“That’s how gorgeous it is. It still takes my breath away.”

No one admiring the view from the ruined 12th-century Norman Pennard Castle could possibly disagree.

We stopped off at another Gower institution, the Pennard Stores, serving local delicacies from seaweed caviar and oysters to delicious cakes.

Our short weekend visit to Gower and Wales will be repeated, and often. It is one of the world’s most beautiful locations. So avoid the uncertainty of overseas travel with a staycation here – you won’t be disappointed.

Author: Gary Jones
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Walks of life: Take in the natural beauty of Britain on these trails

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Cemlyn and Llanrhwydrus circular walk, Anglesey

The route: From Bryn Aber car park, walk past the monument towards the headland. Turn left through the kissing gate and either follow the coastal path or walk along the beach. You might see grey seals hauled up on Craig yr Iwrch. If you have time, make a detour to Llanrhwydrus Church.

At Henborth Bay look for the Henborth Drumlin rock formation that looks like a beached whale. Turn left through the gate towards Hen Felin (Old Mill) and cross the bridge.

Turn left onto the lane and walk back towards Cemlyn Bay and the nature reserve. After passing Fronddu, turn left. This takes you past the Cemlyn Lagoon, then follow the lane back over the causeway.


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Giant’s Causeway trail, Co Antrim

The route: Facing the entrance of the Causeway Hotel, head right toward the Visitor Centre. Providing no conservation work is in progress you can cut across the roof and
pick up signs for the Red Trail from the rear.

There’s a wooden plinth with a map and directions. Continue along the path and up a steep hill to Weir Snout viewpoint. Rejoin the trail and you’ll arrive on top, but inland from, the headland known as the Aird. Boulders act as a deterrent to people walking out onto this headland. This area is spectacular but extremely dangerous. It’s not fenced off so be cautious.

At this point along the path, you’ll come to the top of the Shepherd’s Steps. Onwards, the path becomes the Yellow Trail and leads to Hamilton’s Seat. To follow the Red Trail, descend the steps from the clifftop. You can then choose to follow the trail towards the Organ, or turn left and head towards the Grand Causeway, linking to the Blue Trail.


Giants Causeway basalt columns on the northeast Irish coast in Northern Ireland (Image: Getty)

Staffa puffin trail, Isle of Mull

The route: Most visitors to the uninhabited island of Staffa arrive on tour boats and have one hour ashore. To see the magnificent basalt columns of An Uamh Binn (Musical Cave) – more commonly known as Fingal’s Cave – turn left from the jetty and head along the rock surface below the cliffs using the handrail.

To reach the puffin colony, go up from the jetty via the ladders. Turn right along the path parallel to the cliff-tops, leading through a gully using newly-installed stone steps, and back up the other side.

In 10 minutes you’ll reach a semicircular bay below a small green hill, where burrows are nestled in the grass around the edge of the cliffs. Sit patiently and the puffins will come to you. The presence of humans helps scare the larger predatory birds away.


The Isle of Mull is famous for its musical cave and puffins (Image: Getty)

Teign Gorge views walk, Devon

The route: From Castle Drogo’s main car park, follow the signs for Teign Valley Walks, turning right. Head down through the trees then turn left over the open common.

Follow the yellow-arrowed route through a gate and along Gorse Blossom Walk path. Take the right-hand path to descend onto Hunters Path, which leads back to the castle. Admire the view from Sharp Tor, looking towards Dartmoor. Continue round the hill, taking the second flight of steps.

At the top, go through a gate then left up more steps. There is a bench for a rest if needed. Continue ahead until you reach the castle drive.

Stargazing walk at Friars Crag, Keswick

The route: From Lakeside car park walk down towards the Theatre by the Lake, which will be on your left. Walk along the road with the launch jetties and lake on your right, then continue straight on, along an unsurfaced track to the end of Friars Crag. This is your nighttime spot to see thousands of sparkling stars.


Take a walk around Friars Crag at night and enjoy the starlit sky (Image: Getty)

The Rock House trail, Kinver, south Staffs

The route: At Compton Road notice board, turn right across the sandy area and take the uphill path into the woods, marked with a purple arrow.

Follow markers over the crossroads and past the play areas. At the five-ways, follow the arrow to Nanny’s Rock, where there is a descent.

Re-enter the National Trust boundary and walk along the top of the Edge. Beyond the fence on your right is an area of heathland restoration. Pass into the more mature heath, following a sandy track. As you approach the Warden’s Lodge, cross the grassland and head down into the woods at the war memorial.

Continue down to approach the Rock Houses, then back to the car park, which is signed from the Rock House tea-rooms.

Extracted by Vicky Lissaman. 100 Nature Walks is out now, published by Pavilion Books, RRP £12.99.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed

A Peek at the Secret Tree Near Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle

On May 12, 2021, a new TikTok video highlighted one of the smaller, hidden touches in Disney’s oldest park. It showed a secret tree in Disneyland Park that had two sets of initials carved into it: “P.P.” for Peter Pan and “W.D.” for Wendy Darling.

The video was posted by @thedavidvaughn:

A Disneyland secret spot with Peter Pan and Wendy’s hidden tree #disneyland #peterpan #disneylandsecrets

♬ original sound – The Magic of Disneyland

In the video, Vaughn described how to find the tree in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle:

Do you know about Peter Pan and Wendy’s secret tree in Disneyland? If you go to the right of the castle, cross the little bridge, you’ll see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in the distance.

Pass the wishing well and carefully head up these stairs. And if you round the corner you’ll find the secret spot of Wendy and Peter’s initials. Have you noticed this before?

According to mousewait.com, the arrow on the tree pointed in the direction of Peter Pan’s Flight, a ride that’s located steps away in Fantasyland.

A secret tree for Peter Pan and Wendy Darling is inside Disneyland Park near Snow White Grotto and the wishing well and Sleeping Beauty castle.
Artwork inside Peter Pan’s Flight ride at Disneyland. (Jordan Liles/Snopes.com)

Disneyland’s secret tree has also been covered by blogs such as A Dole Whip A Day and I’m Your Fairy Godmother.

A secret tree for Peter Pan and Wendy Darling is inside Disneyland Park near Snow White Grotto and the wishing well and Sleeping Beauty castle.
Artwork inside Peter Pan’s Flight ride at Disneyland. (Jordan Liles/Snopes.com)

Disney Parks Fans React

The comment on the TikTok video with the most likes expressed surprise that the Snow White Grotto and wishing well even existed. Commenter @athena.k.04 said: “I didn’t even know there was a wishing well or Snow White at all.”

Snow White Grotto is perhaps one of the more peaceful and quiet areas of the entire park, with light foot traffic and several benches for seating.

Another commenter, @juliechurton, remarked: “Then wouldn’t that mean it’s the secret entrance to the Lost Boys den???” This referred to Hangman’s Tree, part of the story of the 1953 Disney animated classic, “Peter Pan.”

Courtesy: @thedavidvaughn/TikTok

“For the first time in forever!! A new Disney secret I didn’t know about!,” said @iheartdsny.

Disneyland Reopening

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure both recently reopened following a closure that lasted more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guests are now asked to wear masks and practice social distancing when entering the parks.

According to The Los Angeles Times, the reopening was initially set at 25% capacity. This led to lighter crowds, meaning wait times for rides were drastically reduced when compared to pre-COVID days.

Other Disneyland Easter Eggs

While there are too many so-called hidden treasures, or “Easter eggs,” to highlight all at once in the park, we’ve covered quite a few of them in the past.

For example, be on the lookout for Eeyore when you’re on your way into Indiana Jones Adventure.

If you’re heading to Fantasyland, look for the tent that hides abandoned steps to the old Skyway ride.

There’s even a Yeti from the Matterhorn ride over in Disney California Adventure’s Guardians of the Galaxy ride.

As for the secret tree with Peter and Wendy’s initials carved into the side, Disney park-goers can make a reservation and head inside to see it for themselves.

Author: Jordan Liles
This post originally appeared on Snopes.com

Ex-UFC beauty joins Russian star in Bare Knuckle FC move

Ex-UFC beauty Rachael Ostovich joins Russian star Ekaterina Makarova in Bare Knuckle FC move – setting up Paige VanZant rematch.

UFC fighters and social media sensations Paige VanZant and Rachael Ostovich could fight each other again in a bare knuckle match after Ostovich followed her old rival into the sport, joined by Russian brawler Ekaterina Makarova.

MMA pin-up Ostovich is set to fight for the first time since November, when she lost her third straight UFC scrap, after becoming the newest signing for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), which made VanZant its best-known star when she joined the promotion last year.

Ostovich joined BKFC shortly after it also signed Ekaterina Makarova, an undefeated Moscow fighter who previously appeared for Russian promotion Top Dog and is expected to make her debut in June.

The development means that beauty brand owner Ostovich could rematch VanZant, the former rival she lost to in January 2019, which turned out to be VanZant’s final win in the UFC.

That was also VanZant’s most recent MMA victory following her points defeat to ex-boxer Britain Hart on her BKFC debut in February, although the newcomer and the promotion appeared keen to continue their apparently productive early relationship despite her unsuccessful start.

Signing the trio of popular female fighters appears to be a marketing dream for BKFC and a way of appealing to new audiences, with VanZant having more than 2.8 million followers on Instagram, where Ostovich boasts more than 743,000 admirers.

Featherweight Makarova, 24, does not quite have the pair’s stratospheric profile at this stage but is clearly a rising star and has signed an “exclusive promotional deal”.

“We are keeping a close eye on a lot of talent developing in Russia and looking to bring the best to BKFC,” said Dave Feldman, the promotion president, announcing the move.

“Ekaterina is just that: one very tough lady who has tremendous ability and is as strong and skilled as they come. This marks our second signing from Russia in as many months as she joins Evgeniy Kurdanov who joined our team in March.”

When male light-heavyweight Kurdanov signed up, Feldman pointed to the “huge” appeal held by BKFC in Russia, which the promotion hopes to tap into.

Another experienced fighter to have joined BKFC in the past week is Pearl Gonzalez, the 34-year-old former UFC and Invicta FC strawweight.

“I made the biggest sacrifice of my life, packed up everything and moved to Brooklyn, New York permanently to train with the greatest female boxer in the world,” revealed Gonzalez to her vast Instagram following of almost 240,000, explaining that she was joining a training facility part-run by legendary female boxer Cindy Serrano.

“I promise to dedicate my life to becoming the next BKFC world champ and couldn’t be happier to start this new chapter in my life.”

Also on rt.com ‘This is the dawn of a new sport’: First Russian Bare Knuckle FC star Evgeny Kurdanov talks MMA future after transformative year

Author: RT
This post originally appeared on RT Sport News

This Celeb-Loved Beauty Roller Helps Lift Skin While Reducing The Appearance Of Wrinkles

Author Jenna Lemoncelli
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

This beauty roller needs no introduction because Hollywood’s hottest stars have most likely introduced it to you already! The Nurse Jamie Beauty Roller will enhance, lift & de-puff your skin like never before!

You’ve heard countless celebs praise her for her beauty tools and secrets. And now, you can have skin like the stars, too! The Nurse Jamie Healthy Skin Solutions Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller is available on Amazon for just $ 69 — a steal compared to the top-tier treatments Jamie Sherell performs on Hollywood’s elite. It’s the perfect gift to yourself, or a gal pal this holiday season because the results are life-changing!

Get the Nurse Jamie Healthy Skin Solutions Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller here for $ 69 

Jamie Sherell, who famously goes by “Nurse Jamie” on social media, is a celebrity skin expert and registered nurse that caters to celebrities like Olivia Culpo, Reese Withersoon, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, and the list goes on! They swear by Jamie’s beauty tools, as well as her expertise in healthy and beautiful skin. Just check out her Instagram page, which has loads of star-studded posts. Additionally, Jamie shares videos of her celebrity clients actually using and praising her products. Back in July, Hilary explained how to use Nurse Jamie’s $ 69 Skin Solutions Uplift Massaging Beauty Roller.

Nurse Jamie beauty roller

This unisex roller is a beauty tool for the face and body “with a unique hexagon shape that holds 24 massaging stones to temporarily energize, enhance, revive and uplift your skin,” according to the description by Nurse Jamie. It’s so beloved due to its ease of use, portability and (as Jamie promises) instant results! The best-seller “utilizes a unique rhythmic rolling action,” replicating the techniques used in Jamie’s signature facials at her Beauty Park Med Spa, located in Santa Monica, CA. Ultimately, the Uplift Beauty Tool helps to improve the appearance of skin tone for a more renewed, youthful-looking you! Other benefits include de-puffing, tightening, and the crowd-pleaser — it helps reduce signs of aging.

Celebs and customers alike cannot stop raving over Jamie’s Uplifting Tool. One woman said it “turns back time” in a glowing review. “This tool is genius. I bought it after seeing it on a few celebrity beauty bloggers’ pages and was a bit nervous as I didn’t know how much of an effect it would have on a woman of my age (48),” the customer shared. “It was instantly like my face had been ‘uplifted’. Once you roll it on you can actually feel your skin and face tightening. Without the expense of getting a facelift this tool is a simple and easy way to give me a boost of confidence.”

Conveniently, it’s suitable for most skin types, and it doesn’t require batteries. Additionally, Nurse Jamie also offers facial tools and other products for men. The below precautions and disclaimer are located on the Nurse Jamie website: Precautions: If you have a pacemaker or electronic implanted device, have metal allergies, have epilepsy/seizures or active cancer, are pregnant, are under the age of 18, or if you have any medical concerns, please consult your doctor before using this beauty tool. X: The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The Instant UpLift Facial Firming Beauty Tool is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, heal or prevent any condition or disease. Nothing contained on this website is intended as medical advice. If you have any questions about whether the use of this beauty tool is appropriate for you, please seek the advice of a health care professional prior to use.

Next James Bond: Beauty and the Beast star discusses 007 role – 'It's daunting'

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

Later this year No Time To Die will hit cinemas, bringing Craig’s journey as James Bond to an end. The British star has played the hero in five movies spanning 15 years, but now all eyes are on who could replace him. While a collection of British actors have been at the top of bookies’ rankings, Disney star Luke Evans has now announced he would love to take on the “daunting” task.
The Welsh actor is best known for portraying Gaston in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, but he has been around as a big-screen actor for years.

Before his Disney appearance Luke played Dracula in Dracula Untold and the powerful Bard in Lord of the Rings’ The Hobbit prequels.

The actor, who is also a well-regarded singer, became a mainstay in multi-billion-dollar franchise Fast and the Furious as Owen Shaw, the younger brother of Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

Speaking to The Mirror about wanting to take on the iconic role of Bond the 42-year-old said: “I think I’ve cut my teeth very well in movies I’ve done and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. It’s a phenomenal job, a phenomenal franchise, an incredible role.”

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Luke continued: “I have to say though, it’s a daunting task for any actor to play the role after Daniel Craig. No one knows what’s happening.

“It’s a very secretive process and it’s a wonderful role. I would jump at the chance, as would many actors in my position, so we shall see.

“It will be an exciting casting moment for the Bond production and I wish whoever gets it the best of luck.”

However, if he were to get the role, Luke would have to make some sacrifices.

Ladbrokes revealed the actor’s odds have been slashed to just 22/1 to replace Craig after No Time To Die.

The bookies’ Alex Apati commented: “Luke Evans has thrown his hat into the ring to play Bond next and while he’s still considered something of an outsider, his odds have tumbled substantially from 50/1 to just 22/1 in the last two days.”

Although Luke’s new odds are great for him, he is still nowhere near the top of the leaderboard.

Netflix and Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page is the frontrunner to take over with his odds at Evens.

Page is shortly followed by The Dark Knight Rises and Inception actor Tom Hardy, who has a staggering 3/1 to take the role.

Close behind is James Norton, who has an impressive 4/1.

DC Comics star Henry Cavill is the next in line with 8/1, although his chances have been dwindling slowly over the last few months.

James Bond No Time To Die is due for release on September 30, 2021.

Beauty and the Beast is available to watch on Disney Plus now.