The #MeToo movement has forced Hollywood to rethink how it deals with sex scenes. Actors are searching for better protections and more control before and after a scene is shot.
Looks like Jimmy Buffett is moving from “Margaritaville” to “Marijuanaville.”
The 71-year-old rocker, restaurateur and would-be retirement home mogul is licensing his Coral Reefer Band’s name and brand to medical marijuana giant Suterra. The company’s recently appointed chairman, William “Beau” Wrigley, Jr., is the former CEO of—and heir to—the Wrigley chewing gum empire.
Buffett will not own stock in the company, but he will earn royalties on Coral Reefer-branded vape pens, lotions and gel caps. Sweet!
The Wall Street Journal reports that he chose Suterra over other cannabis startups because of their focus on medical marijuana. Buffett himself doesn’t smoke weed anymore and only occasionally uses oils, according a feature published by the the New York Times earlier this year.
Fortune has further details on Suterra’s focus and recent growth:
Georgia-based Surterra is currently licensed in Florida and Texas, and plans to build out cultivation space in the former state while conducting research trials on cannabinoid treatment for issues such as pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The company has raised more than $100 million in the last few years, most recently in a $65 million round last month that was led by Wrigley’s Wychwood Asset Management.
However, Wrigley did tell Bloomberg last month that Suterra will eventually participate in the domestic recreational market as more and more states patently legalize pot.
“Everyone seems to be in there because they think they’re going to make tons of money,” Wrigley said. “Some will and some will be sorely surprised when they understand how complex it is.”
Even so, both Wrigley and Buffett undoubtedly will make serious bank selling Coral Reefer products. Feel free to send us a sample.
We all know how important it is to go to sleep at a reasonable hour. We also know we need around eight hours of shuteye—but sometimes falling and staying asleep aren’t the easiest thing in the world. Some nights, it’s just impossible to switch off your brain.
A survey of over 4,000 Americans conducted by Consumer Reports discovered that 27 percent of people have trouble falling or staying asleep most nights, and 68 percent (which comes out to around 164 million people in the U.S.) have trouble sleeping at least once a week.
But wait! This might become a thing of the past. Apparently, there’s a secret US military technique that’ll get you to sleep in only two minutes! That’s right, two minutes.
The method was revealed in a 1981 book titled Relax and Win: Championship Performance. The book supposedly helps readers “improve sports performance and reduce injuries by learning to relax and release tensions prior to competition,”
The technique was developed for soldiers and pilots to ensure they get enough rest for optimal performance and minimal errors, and is said to have a 96 percent success rate after six weeks of practice.
Here’s how it’s done, as described by Joe.co.uk:
One: Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes.
Two: Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go. Then relax your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other.
Three: Breathe out, and relax your chest.
Four: Finally, relax your legs, first thighs and then calves.
So what comes next? Well, after ten seconds more of trying to clear your mind, Lloyd Bud Winter (the book’s author) suggests that you picture one of the following three mental images:
Lying in a canoe on a calm lake, nothing but blue sky above you.
Snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room.
Saying “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” over and over for ten seconds.
In essence, you just need to relax EVERYTHING. Your face, arms, legs, butt…everything. Then, clear your mind completely.
However, as I mentioned before, this method takes six weeks of practice to master, and even then it has a 96 percent success rate. If you happen to fall into the four percent that cannot fall asleep using this technique, here are some alternative pieces of advice for you:
When you sleep in the buff, you’re eliminating anything that can be restricting or uncomfortable during the night, and you’re keeping your body temperature cooler than it would be with pajamas, which is crucial for falling and staying asleep. For you to physically be able to fall asleep, your body needs to cool down roughly .5 degrees Fahrenheit and stay that way.
“If anything prevents that decline in temperature, the brain will wake itself up to see what’s going on, meaning you’ll struggle to get to sleep or you’ll have disturbed sleep,” reads a research paper on sleep regulation.
Use a bed fan
Speaking of staying cool at night, if your bedroom is warm and/or sheets are heavy, you might break a sweat, which will definitely keep you from falling asleep quickly.
The solution? A bed fan! Having airy, breezy sheets all night long will change your life.
Have sex before bed
“What we found was 64 percent of our respondents indicated they slept better when sex was with a partner and it involves an orgasm,” he told Adelaide Now. “When you’re engaging in sex, you’re not thinking about what to do the next day, you’re not going through your phones. It distracts you.”
In other words, it clears your mind, and as everyone already knows, all those post-orgasmic hormones make you super sleepy. That is the winning combo.
Good night and sweet dreams.
H/T: Daily Mail
Serena Williams’ wildly controversial US Open loss to Naomi Osaka was marked by angry exchanges between the tennis superstar and umpire Carlos Ramos. It looks like the controversy over Williams’ behavior—she told the ump he was a liar and demanded an apology—isn’t going away anytime soon.
Williams is perhaps the greatest woman to ever play the game, and one of the keys to her greatness is how she’s overcome racism and sexism at every turn. An offensive cartoon (see above) published in an Australian newspaper was a double-barreled example of those challenges.
It depicts an angry, ugly caricature of Williams stomping her racket, a pacifier on the court by her side.
Williams’ anger at Ramos docking her a game was indeed intense, and she did break her racket. Plenty of sports commentators have since criticized how she handled things, calling her petulant, referring to her “tantrum.”
Mark Knight, the Australian editorial cartoonist who drew the picture for the Melbourne Herald Sun, replied Tuesday to widespread criticisms that his portrayal was intensely racist.
Speaking to an Australian radio talk show, Knight was obviously anything but repentant.
The world’s gone crazy. It’s a cartoon about poor behaviour. It’s nothing to do with race. I drew this cartoon on Monday night, I saw the world’s greatest tennis player spit the dummy. She’s great to draw, she’s a powerful figure, she’s strongly built. I’m sorry it’s been taken by social media and distorted so much.
“Spit the dummy” is an Aussie slang term used to describe an adult throwing a childlike tantrum.
Knight can double down all he likes, but Williams fans using social media—like Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling—aren’t having it.
Knight certainly has defenders—but many are Australians who know absolutely nothing about America’s history of racism as it has been reflected in cartoons since the Civil War. Cartoons that look a lot like his in their exaggerated, hateful portrayals of African Americans.
Freedom of the press is a great thing, but that doesn’t mean anyone has to put up with this kind of nonsense.
Earlier this year, the German supermodel revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she had a major crush on the rapper. On Tuesday’s show, Klum, 45, revealed that Drake actually texted her and asked to go on a date afterwards.
Sadly for Drake, 31, Klum met her current boyfriend, Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz right before he texted her, and she never wrote him back.
“Sorry, Drake,” Klum said on the show. “You snooze, you lose. He was basically like a week too late.”
“I never texted him back because I found the love of my life,” she said of Kaulitz.
“Like, what do you say? Like, ‘Do you want to go out?’? And I’m like, ‘No’? It’s better not to say anything,” she said. “I’m embarrassed about it.”
Klum apologized for ghosting the “In My Feelings” rapper, saying, “Drake, I’m sorry I didn’t text you back, but yeah, you’re cool. I still love your music.”
Tough break, Drake. Here’s some pics that show exactly what you’re missing.
The 65-foot LY 650 is set to join the LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupe has fourth Lexus flagship vehicle. Executive vice president Shigeki Tomoyama commissioned the Marquis-Larson Boat Group to “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean.”
Viewed from the profile, the subtle rise and fall of the yacht’s quintessentially Lexus lines flow into rising, broad hips of the rear.
The expert bespoke builders continue luxe design features into the interior. A roomy main lounge area boasts a thoughtfully decorated bar area complete with stainless steel accents, stylish seating, a flat screen TV and walls of windows that offer sweeping panoramic views.
According to Forbes, below-deck sleeping quarters and staterooms can accommodate up to 15 guests, making the ship a viable option for multiday excursions.
Performance specs are forthcoming, but a press release lists the 12.8-liter, in-line 6-cylinder Volvo IPS 1350 as an optional power plant. The 1,000-horsepower maritime engine is the most powerful Volvo has ever made and is designed to service watercraft nearly twice the size of LY 650.
It’s safe to say that Lexus’ flagship yacht is going to be plenty quick.
The first Lexus LY 650 is set to make its worldwide debut in late 2019, but you can get your first look at this striking dream boat in the gallery above.