Zoe Saldana Has A Mindful Alternative To A New Year’s Resolution

Zoe Saldana Has A Mindful Alternative To A New Year’s Resolution

Zoe Saldana and her sisters are foregoing traditional New Year’s resolutions. In their most recent YouTube video, the three women describe how they’re planning to take on the new year.

“Instead of a resolution this year we’ve decided to set an intention, picking a word and focusing on that word and letting that word guide you through the year,” Mariel Saldana says in the video.

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It’s Snowing In Hawaii Right Now, And We Can’t Wait To Visit

It’s Snowing In Hawaii Right Now, And We Can’t Wait To Visit

07 January 2009: Professional surfer from Hawaii, CJ Kanuha, taking a break from surfing and doing the unimaginable-- Snowboarding in Hawaii. Kanuha was one of several individuals who ventured to the top of 13, 755 ft Mauna Kea mountain on Hawaii's 'Big Island' where a winter storm had deposited more than two feet of snow. Astronomy observatories can be seen in the background, along with Hawaiian snowman in foreground. (Photo by Kirk Aeder/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)
07 January 2009: Professional surfer from Hawaii, CJ Kanuha, taking a break from surfing and doing the unimaginable– Snowboarding in Hawaii. Kanuha was one of several individuals who ventured to the top of 13, 755 ft Mauna Kea mountain on Hawaii’s ‘Big Island’ where a winter storm had deposited more than two feet of snow. Astronomy observatories can be seen in the background, along with Hawaiian snowman in foreground. (Photo by Kirk Aeder/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

Snow cones in a snow storm? Yes please!

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, two of Hawaii’s tallest volcanoes, after a blanket of snow fell on their summits overnight and heavy bursts continue.

While visitors laze on Big Island beaches below, “significant amounts of snow” are expected to continue through the weekend at altitudes above 11,000 feet. Snowfall could pile up some 20 to 30 inches through Saturday, local news station Hawaii News Now reports.

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Devon Terrell On Portraying A Young Obama In Netflix’s ‘Barry’

Devon Terrell On Portraying A Young Obama In Netflix’s ‘Barry’

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“Barry,” Netflix’s new original film on President Barack Obama’s junior year at Columbia University, follows a young Obama navigating relationships with his estranged Kenyan father, his Kansas-born mother and classmates.

Directed by Vikram Gandhi, and starring Devon Terrell in his breakout performance, finds the future president grappling with the city’s crime-ridden and racially charged social issues.

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This Family’s Reaction To Teen’s Cornell Acceptance Is The Definition of Joy

This Family’s Reaction To Teen’s Cornell Acceptance Is The Definition of Joy

On Dec. 8, high school senior Brendon Gauthier learned he got into Cornell University surrounded by friends and family. The group’s exciting and heartwarming reaction has since gone viral.

TM Landry College Prep, a school in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, shared a video on Facebook of Gauthier at a laptop checking his admission status to Cornell. Upon seeing he had been accepted, Gauthier and his family immediately jump up and down in celebration. At one point, the teen jumps into the arms of the man beside him.

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Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

Michelle Obama Is Holiday Cheer Personified In This Festive Gown

U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception at the White House in Washington December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The annual Kennedy Center Honors are always a delight for the soul, boasting epic musical performances and heartfelt speeches. Thanks to Barack and Michelle Obama, these evenings have been a treat for the eyes over the last eight years, too.

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The Seven Best Places To Escape Politics

The Seven Best Places To Escape Politics

Time for an escape. Here are seven destinations in which you can seek a brief respite from Trumped-up politics.

Iceland

Miles from Washington D.C: 2,903
Stay: Midgard Hut

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Iceland is close enough to North America and Europe (and often used as a stopover between the two), but far enough to gain a bit of distance from the current state of the modern world. A land of fire and ice, Iceland’s population is just over 330,000, mostly based in and around the capital Reykjavik – as a result, the rest of the island is refreshingly untouched.

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This Rescue Pup Is The Only Foodie You Need To Follow On Instagram

This Rescue Pup Is The Only Foodie You Need To Follow On Instagram

When it comes to food, most dogs are like vacuum cleaners: They inhale anything you put in front of them.

Los Angeles-based rescue pup Popeye takes a different approach. He poses patiently with countless mouthwatering dishes that even we couldn’t keep our hands off of for long. Clearly, Popeye understands the value of a good Instagram shot.

We all know that food Instagrams are good, but pet Instagrams are better. Put them both together? You’ve just struck gold.

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Popeye wasn’t born the Instagram foodie he is today. When owner Ivy Diep found Popeye, he was a skinny stray pup with long, matted hair ― badly in need of some TLC. Though Diep and her husband weren’t looking to add a new dog to their brood, they were quickly taken with Popeye’s charms.

“Didn’t take long for him to make himself comfortable at our home with our other pups and for us to fall in love,” Diep told The Huffington Post.

Diep soon began taking Popeye along on “Instagram dates” with her friend Jen.

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There’s Now A Pumpkin Spice Sneaker, Because Fall

There’s Now A Pumpkin Spice Sneaker, Because Fall

Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, pumpkin-spice products have officially become synonymous with fall. Starbucks basically threw a birthday party for the infamous latte (a.k.a. the PSL) and Trader Joe’s launched nearly a hundred items that fit the seasonal theme. There’s even pumpkin-flavored toothpaste, if you’re into that. Once the temperature drops below 60 degrees, it’s pretty much expected that we’ll indulge in some spiced something at one point or another, whether or not it’s consumed while wearing Uggs. However, we never thought (or asked) to match our wardrobe to the controversial flavor — until now.

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Black Ballerina Shares Inspiring Message About Being Yourself In Puma Ad

Black Ballerina Shares Inspiring Message About Being Yourself

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Olivia Boisson, who in 2012 became the first black woman in over a decade to join the New York City Ballet, is the star of an inspiring new ad campaign for Puma.

The 24-year-old ballerina appears in a 30-second spot posted to Instagram by Puma on Oct. 14, which features her dancing and rehearsing on the streets of New York City. Throughout the video, Boisson shares words of wisdom for every person who wants to be successful:

“To be successful in anything, you have to be confident in yourself,” Boisson says.

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