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This ‘Little Lamb’ Cardigan Is the Gold Standard of Fleece

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“I love scratchy, stiff, uncomfortable clothes,” said no one ever. Soft is where it’s at. The softer, the better, and if a piece is nice and toasty on a chilly day too? We need it in our lives. There’s a reason why fleece makes a triumphant return every single year, and we love when brands take things up yet another notch by making it stylish!

This time around, the fleece we’re loving comes in the form of a fuzzy cardigan. This sweater has been nicknamed the Little Lamb Cardigan because its ultra-fuzzy knit is just that soft and cozy. While something that soft often becomes stuck in the at-home, loungewear box, this cardigan is actually classy, and you’re going to want to wear it everywhere!

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This pull-on, open-front cardigan has a long-line silhouette, hitting just above the knee, and has a nice amount of stretch to it for ease for wear. It has patch pockets too, which are more than welcoming to either your hands or your phone!

The only warning we have about this sweater? That you may be more prone to taking naps while wearing it. It’s definitely the type of piece that makes you want to cuddle up on the couch for a quick snooze, or even simply plop your head on your desk for a daydream between meetings!

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There are nearly 30 choices when it comes to shopping this cardigan. There are tons of different colors, from purple, to minty green, to a deep black, but there are also some that come in different variations. For example, you can grab the Taro shade either with or without ribbed features!

This might be the kind of piece you’ll find yourself falling back on for comfort, but that’s okay, because it offers itself up to so many types of outfits. It falls to just the right length to match well with a mini skirt or jumpsuit, and it’s a sure thing for pairing with jeans and a simple top. You can wear it in place of a blazer when the AC is cranked, or you can add a pop of color to a simple tee and biker short combo. We’re sure it’ll go wonderfully with your pajamas too, so don’t forget to give that look a whirl when nap time finally does roll around!

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Not your style? Shop more from MEROKEETY here and check out more cardigans here! Don’t forget to look through all of Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds!

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A Message of Hope From the Dalai Lama

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In times of trouble, the Dalai Lama’s story is one that bears repeating. The hardships include being plucked from his peasant parents as a toddler and ensconced in a spooky old palace, where he was tasked with relearning nearly every ounce of the knowledge he had managed to sponge up in his previous life as the 13th Dalai Lama. Then being required, at 15, to confront Chinese authorities who were invading his homeland and would soon take it over entirely. And they certainly include the time he, age 23, was forced to disguise himself and flee Tibet under cover of night, spending the next couple of weeks crossing deadly stretches of the Himalayas before arriving as a refugee in India, where he has lived in exile for the past 61 years.

Through it all, his very job as spiritual leader of the Tibetan people was to act with equanimity. That he did so — and continues to do so — has made him an international inspiration, a beacon of hope to millions. Recently, he gave Rolling Stone a chance to delve into how he’s kept his cool all these years — and how we might as well, even as the world implodes around us.

Your holiness, we’re in a moment when there’s a lot of anxiety and grief around the coronavirus. What‘s your advice to people who are struggling
Now this pandemic is very serious. Very sad. We’re just so afraid. That’s not useful. We must attack it — specialists, scientists, doctors, I very much appreciate. If the problem can [be] overcome, then no need to worry; make effort to overcome. If no way to overcome the problem, there’s no use too much worry.

But it’s hard not to worry. How do you keep yourself from worrying?
Through training how to tackle destructive emotion, and how to develop positive emotion. This is very important. All destructive emotion [is] based on appearances, not reason, so we cannot meditate on anger, hatred, fear. But positive emotions such as compassion, altruism, or enthusiasm are based on reality, on reason, so we can train [them] through meditation. Ignore seeing, ignore hearing, pay more attention [to] your mind. Only the human brain has the ability to concentrate on a point and analyze.

What kind of student were you?
I was quite lazy! [Laughs] My tutor sometimes threatened to show whips! But gradually, my mind, my brain [grew] quite sharp. Certain subjects scholars find difficult, for me [were] easy. So I believe that [in] my previous life that subject [was] familiar.

The album Inner World was released on your 85th birthday. Is there something beneficial that your music has been able to do in this time that you have not been able to do?
My main practice is altruism. My body, voice, mind [are] dedicated to the well-being of 7 billion human beings. Nice sound comes, they feel happy. Sound affects the mind. Music comes [on]? Their face like [smiles broadly].

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You’ve said that the next Dalai Lama might be female or maybe there shouldn’t even be a 15th Dalai Lama. What’s the future of the institution?
Next Dalai Lama not my business! Tibetan people have the right to decide whether the institution should continue or not.

If you were to meet Donald Trump, is there something you’d like to say?
Today, my number-one commitment is try to promote a sense of oneness of 7 billion human beings. I’m hoping all the leaders of the world, and particularly the big nations’ leaders — America, Russia, China, India — see oneness of all 7 billion human beings. When he became president, he mentioned “America First” — [with] that I have some reservation. America [is] the leading nation of [the] free world, so morally, historically, America has responsibility.

Children at two years, they play together. They don’t care [about] other child’s religion, other nationality. Then once the children [start] education, [there’s] not much talking about warmheartedness, just knowledge; and that creates some feeling of “we” and “they,” and then, gradually, “my nation,” “their nation,” “my religion,” “their religion.” Our education should include moral teachings. Religion? No. But moral teaching. Your own successful life very much depends on warmheartedness.

What you call “wise selfishness”?
Taking care [of] others is the best way you fulfill your self-interest. Altruism [is] very useful, very important to keep peace of mind. Any person I meet, I feel [are] brothers, sisters. That brings me inner peace. I think I can say, Dalai Lama, wherever I go, always smiles.

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MAFS Alum Dean Wells & Tracey Jewel Have Teamed Up For A YouTube Series On *Checks Notes* Feminism

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2020 has been a wild year and sometimes I feel like it’s all just one crazy fever dream. Especially, when you hear little fucked-nuggets like Dean Wells from Married at First Sight has created a YouTube two-part podcast about feminism. Yes, you heard that correctly feminism.

The YouTube podcast is filmed alongside Dean’s ex-MAFS wife Tracey Jewel, who is now pregnant and in an excellent relationship. Good for her. But also, why would she agree to go on a podcast with a man who caused her so much grief on the show??

For some background on Dean Wells, he stirred the pot on MAFS in 2018 because of his hook up with fellow contestant Davina Rankin, while paired up with Tracey Jewel. However, he denied everything because you know, no one ever confesses to that shit anyway.

You might also remember Dean Wells from that god-awful promo video for MAFS where he said “I wanna be the alpha male, and she needs to respect me as a man.  I think that’s a traditional role that still exists in a lot of other countries, in the world, and Australia’s lost that.” Yikes.

In the podcast, which I had the displeasure of listening to, they explored that infamous promo video and what transpired after it aired. According to Dean, they “frankensteined it together” and he claims that most of it was taken out of context. However, he then backtracked and said he doesn’t think he actually said anything wrong, and even said “what’s sexist about that?” Oh Dean, I wish you could see what we see.

Apparently, when the promo video came out, Dean was actually offered a trip to Africa to escape the backlash. Which is kind of cool, but also horrible that they would put someone’s mental health in jeopardy like that in the first place.

The conversation actually started pretty respectfully and HELL I was even starting to gain a sliver of sympathy for the dude…until they started talking about feminism. He didn’t disagree with it per se, but there was one comment which definitely put a bad taste in my mouth.

“And this constant bringing up of the patriarchy, and like there’s a patriarchal oppression of women, and you know the whole society is set up to oppress women. Shut the hell up seriously, it’s not true,” said Dean.

Dean, can you please show us your qualifications on the patriarchy in Australia? Until then, perhaps it’s not your place to speak on it.

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Eva Mendes announced as McHappy Day ambassador: ‘Although I can’t travel to Australia this year, I am really proud’

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Every year, McDonald’s Australia announces an amazing ambassador for McHappy Day and 2020 is no different.

Hollywood actress Eva Mendes has taken on the new role, and though COVID-19 restrictions mean she won’t be flying Down Under, the 2 Fast 2 Furious star be hosting virtual meet and greets with families in need.

“Although I can’t travel to Australia this year, I am really proud to be the 2020 Ambassador for McHappy Day,” Mendes, 46, shared in a statement. “As a mum, I couldn’t imagine being away from my children when they need me most, so I feel so honoured to be involved in such an important initiative.

“Aussies can get behind the McHappy fundraising efforts by heading to their local McDonald’s from the 21st of October and picking up a pair of Silly Socks, a Helping Hand or simply making a donation. And on Saturday 14th of November, McHappy Day, $2 from every Big Mac sold will also go to Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

McHappy Day is McDonald’s long-running annual fundraiser, which aims to keep families together while their sick or seriously injured child undergoes treatment in hospital.

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling share two daughters.

As a mother herself, the campaign is important to Mendes, who shares two daughters with her actor husband Ryan Gosling: Esmeralda Amada Gosling, born in 2014, and Amada Lee Gosling, born in 2016.

Previous McHappy Day ambassadors have included Katie Holmes (2019), Naomi Watts (2018) and Ada Nicodemou (2017).

For more information visit www.mcdonalds.com.au and make a donation online by visiting RMHC.

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