PREMIUMBeauty and success: How industries favor good looks

first_img“When I wore flats instead of heels, it got reported in the news. My pearls, my belts, my cardigans, my off-the-rack dresses from J. Crew, my apparently brave choice of white for an inaugural gown — all seemed to trigger a slew of opinions and instant feedback […] It seemed that my clothes mattered more to people than anything I had to say,” Michelle Obama wrote in her book, Becoming, addressing that her looks had been the subject of people’s scrutiny while Barack Obama could easily “pull the same dark suit out of his closet and head off to work without even needing a comb”. An extent of that double standard is something common faced by women when they enter the workforce. Women had to come to terms with a reality where their looks are as important, if not more, as their competence. Riska, not her real name, a young professional who… Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ? Linkedin Google work work-attire office workplace Beauty-and-the-Beast beauty-industry Beauty-trend salon lifestyle hairdresserlast_img read more

Official: Real Madrid announce Luka Jovic signing

first_img Source: BBC Real Madrid have signed striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for an undisclosed fee, subject to a medical.The 21-year-old Serbia international has agreed a six-year deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side.Jovic only joined Eintracht on a permanent deal in April, when they activated a clause following a two-year loan spell from Benfica.The forward – who has four caps for Serbia – scored 27 goals in 48 games for the German club this season.He was also named in Uefa’s Europa League squad of the season after scoring 10 goals on their run to the semi-finals, where they lost on penalties to eventual winners Chelsea.While both clubs have decided to keep the fee secret, it is widely reported to be in excess of £50m.Frankfurt are thought to have paid about £6.2m (7m euros) for him in April.last_img read more

Frimpong arrives in Ghana tonight for Sudan game

first_imgGhana have been given a massive fitness boost as midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong has boarded a plane in Amsterdam to arrive in Accra tonight for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier.The ex-England youth international’s debut for Ghana on Sunday was in serious doubt after picking up a groin injury late last week.His absence in Fulham’s famous 1-0 victory at White Hart Lane over the weekend cast doubts over availability for the Black Stars.But the midfielder was seen boarding a KLM flight bound for Accra tonight which means Frimpong is arriving in Ghana for the match against the Nile Crocodiles.His arrival in Ghana for the match was also confirmed by his girlfriend Renée Lee Harriott who drove him to the City Airport in London for him the catch the KLM flight to Accra via Amsterdam.She wrote on Twitter: “Morning! 5am en route to the Airport to see my baby off but super excited for him.” Another Ghana fan Danny Boy Lacey: also met Frimpong at the City Airport and tweeted: “Met Frimpong this morning at city airport. Top gent! Where you flying to???”–GHANA.”Frimpong has been named in Kwesi Appiah’s 24-man squad for the must-win clash against the Desert Hawks at the Baba Yara Stadium on 24 March.His availability is a boost for for Ghana after youngster Christian Atsu was ruled out of the game because of injury.last_img read more