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Whoever said imitation is the best flattery never met your mate...

YOU FEEL... SHE’S STEALING YOUR STYLE Everything you say you like she turns up to meet friends wearing – getting loads of compliments from other mates on her (your) ‘unique look’. CLASSIC REACTION: Pouting moodily saying ‘yeah? I was gonna wear that’ and ‘that was my idea first’ while everyone thinks you’re just jealous. BUT YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY: Compliment her on what she’s wearing, saying you really like it. Just remember in future not to tell her about the stuff you’re into. She clearly struggles to get inspiration herself, why not go shopping together and suggest things to suit her that are totally different to your style?


YOU FEEL... SHE’S COPYING YOUR CRUSH

YOU FEEL... SHE DOES IT WITH

She just won’t stop banging on to everyone

EVERYTHING I LIKE!!!

about how much she in l.o.v.e. with Jamie

She’s even stealing my jokes and saying

Campbell Bower, when only last week when you

they’re hers! Even you’re finding it hard to

declared him your crush, she was like... “New

tell who’s who these days.

Moon what?”

CLASSIC REACTION: Feeling like no one

CLASSIC REACITON: Scream “I saw him

knows she’s copying apart from you, or that

first’”and “my Jamie would never go for you

other people like her more when she pre-

anyway”, causing a massive rift between you

tends to be you than they like you!

and your BFF.

BUT YOU SHOULD REALLY:

BUT YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY:

Accept that in close friendships there’s always

So maybe she just didn’t know about

a little copying – that’s how people show they

him before. You’ve been an amaze

like each other after all! If it really feels like

friend by filling her in on this totally hot guy.

she’s taking it too far try to get her to give

Just because she likes him doesn’t mean you

her own opinions on things, ask her what she

can’t too; now you can drool over pics of him

thinks of films you watch together before you

together.

offer your take on it. LAST RESORT: spend a little less time with her and hang out with other friends until she gets the message. But don’t stop seeing her altogether, she’ll grow out of it soon enough.


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AN array of stars from the fashion and media worlds, including Beth Ditto and Twiggy, have scoured their wardrobes for unique fashion pieces to donate to a great cause. Members of the public will be able to get their hands on the celebrities' fabulous designer wears in the ��� ��� � �������� auction taking place next month in aid of the Princess Alice Hospice. Beth Ditto's Domino dress, worn at the launch of her self-designed Evans collection, will be up for grabs along with donations from the likes of Twiggy, Helena Bonham Carter and Joanna Lumley. All of the contributions will be going up Beth Ditto in her Domino dress, with Philip Green and Kate Moss at her Beth Ditto for Evans launch © Rex Features

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Do you find it intimidating or flattering? And how do you stop it from going to your head? I find it more intimidating really...I'd like to think that at this stage in life you don’t let things like that bother as much as when you’re younger, but it’s still quite scary having that many people expressing their opinion of you, even if it’s only about a picture. Emma Watson is fast becoming one of the most fancied girls in Britain, what was it like working with her, especially as her possible love interest? She is an intelligent, talented lady and I enjoyed working with her. She, along with the rest of the cast was really welcoming. I’d like to work with her again at some point. Before you got involved in the film were you a Harry Potter fan? I was - I read the first two books at a young age and had seen all the films. I liked all of them but if I had to pick one it would be Order Of The Phoenix. I think there were some great Performances, it was well shot and I like David Yates work, which made me very anxious and excited about working with him. Cormac is supposed to be pretty big; did you have to do any kind up beefing up for the film? Not at all. I like to keep in shape but that had nothing to do with the filming. I think David (the director) wanted me to look just the same as I did in the auditions. So you were always pretty massive then?! I don't know about massive.... I think I’m just about right for my height. He's also supposed to be a bit of a bad boy, would you say you have a nasty streak in you too that makes you able to relate to him? Once we started filming the comedy in Cormac became more obvious, so I wouldn't say that I needed a ‘nasty’ streak to play him. He's very arrogant and obnoxious but not a particularly evil figure. I'd like to think that there aren’t a lot of similarities between Cormac and I, I base a lot of my acting on behaviour I’ve seen in other people. What do you think you'd like to do in the future? Do you want to stick with just film roles or like Dan go into theatre and TV? I would most like to do film or TV. Possibly theatre in the future but I’m in LA a lot of the time at the moment and if I was going to do theatre it would be in London. For the moment though I’m really enjoying doing films and TV. In his theatre role for Equus Radcliffe got his kit off, would you ever consider going nude for a role? Hmm… I suppose I would yes, depending on whether it was tastefully done... Has anyone ever asked you to? No, not yet... You decided to go the same route as Emma Watson and go to university while pursuing your acting career; you have a degree in Neuroscience no less! Why was it important for you to carry on with your education? I really enjoyed my degree, for me it was the best course you can do. To be able to study the brain and nervous system and the mind with a scientific approach is just incredible! Its philosophical, psychological and biological, three very interesting areas to me. So would you say you are quite a philosophical person then? I'd like to think I am. I think it’s really important for your mental health to think about the big questions, to discuss them and open your mind, in order to prepare you for both life and death. This film promises to be even more action packed than the ones before it. Did you have to do any complicated stunts? I performed most of my stunts on brooms that were on rigs. They were quite complicated, there was a million things going through your head at the time. I particularly enjoyed one rig called ‘matrix rig’, which allowed you to spin every which way like a fair ground ride. One day we were filming and a bunch of bludgers were thrown at me, I had to just hit them away...I ended up hitting a light stand, a camera man, a costume man and managed to send one down a tube that was blasting air at me at the time. The filming was a lot of fun. If you had Harry's cloak for one day what would you do? I would go into the offices of the hard-working men and women of London and throughout the day steal/move

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I would go into the offices of the hard-working men and women of London and throughout the day steal/move stationary from their desks. I would probably grab a free lunch while I was there... That sound very mischievous, what other cheeky tricks would you get up to? Well.... I think I'd have to cover everything except my head and go around town singing Bohemian Rhapsody! © Ruth Gibbs

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Screw Daniel Radcliff I love this guy! He's perfect. If Emma doesn't want him I'd gladly take him off her hands. I cannot believe he's a neuroscientist too! I can't wait to see him in the film! Reply to this comment »

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aww love him! he is so cute and intelligent! im sure he will make a great job in HBP :) oh and yes he is THE HOTTEST THING ON EARTH!!! Reply to this comment »

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Ooooh, I love this guy. *-* He's not only a great actor; he's a great dancer, either. xP And he's even hotter than Daniel Radcliffe, I dare to say. xD Freddie Stroma. . Reply to this comment »

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Rethinking your wardrobe for the colder months can be a tricky business. With winter coats, durable shoes and many a layer to co-ordinate, the task of fending off the elements can be like skating on thin ice. But as the temperature drops, your blood pressure needn’t rise. TopTips.com can help you patent your unique style and weather the weather by looking beyond the non-starters and big trends to durable wardrobe staples.

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With the all important party season upon us once again you’ll want to be well prepared. It's not just the outfit you need to think about if you want to make a good impression, there's a whole host of other considerations from having great stories to tell to whether or not to be fashionably late. But if you’re not the kind of person to win any 'networker of the year' award, don’t worry! Here are some essential tips to give you the confidence boost needed to look super slick! Starting with a winning tip from Kate Reardon, Contributing Editor of Vanity Fair, on how to work a room at a party.

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How to work a room “If you feel nervous about going to a party, the temptation is to go a bit late and try to blend in. Do the opposite – go early! It will be much less intimidating to talk when there are fewer people and you will be a part of setting the tone rather than struggling to fit in.” – ���� ������� How to remember people’s names? Repeat it back when the person first says their name and then make yourself use it as many times as you can in conversation with them. If it's a difficlut, or unusual name, ask how it's spelt and it will stick in your mind. - �������������

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How to network effectively Remember you will want to contact people you meet again, and for them to contact you... the number of times I’ve wanted to fb someone and can’t remember their surname... well sometimes even their first name! You could buy little cards from Ryman’s, or any stationer ( I like the ones that come in little pink envelopes) and scribble on them your Facebook url, Twitter name, and your number. Take a pink/gold/ cute coloured, or really classy looking (depending on how you want to come across) pen to scribe a little personal note for the people you really like so they read it and remember the conversation in the morning. Something cheeky like ‘hope you enjoyed our chat as much as you did the punch’ . – ����������� How to get party shoes for next to nothing This is one way to multiply your shoe collection at very little cost - you don’t want to be seen in the same garb twice! Get yourself some classic, plain shoes and some sticky backed Velcro. Put a small strip on the shoe and stick to it some matching accessories by attaching another piece of velcro to the back. ����������

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NOW I wouldn’t say I live for the weekend, but I’ll admit I usually start planning my Friday night around Tuesday (that’s totally normal right?). It’s because, more than anything, I hate, no, truly loathe having a rubbish night. It just doesn’t seem fair after all the research and the flurry of emails, phone calls, text messages, restaurant bookings and ticket payments. Then there’s all the anticipation, the mandatory ‘literally CANNOT WAIT’ messages and general psyching each other up. Not to mention the absolute fortune you’ll blow on the outfit, taxis, food, tickets and drinks. At the very least you want some decent memories and a classic quote or two to make you giggle to yourself throughout the week.

The pressure of all this effort can sometimes have the opposite effect, but apparently there’s no need for empty wallet regrets - the good news is that the brand Vodka Kick (who clearly have a vested interest) have commissioned biology student Phillippa Toon to carry out a bunch of research for them into the essential elements for a good time. See what you think - all you need to do is

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1. Looking Good Feeling attractive is apparently one of the most important factors in having a good night out. This was improved by (ideally) wearing new or nearly new clothes and spending up to two hours getting ready, preferably with your friends. There’s a limit though, over two hours prep leads to indecisiveness and doubt.

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2. Plantastic You might be disappointed to learn that we Brits aren’t as spontaneous as we’d like to think - more than half of us prefer a planned night as opposed to spur of the moment ‘adventures’. But be warned, planning too far in advance leads to high expectations, avoid. A week is ideal

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3. Magic Numbers Only go out in groups of even numbers and of no more than eight friends. Odd numbers more often than not mean someone is left out, which equals stress and changes group dynamic. A group of over eight people is too many to organise and keep together - the smaller the group, the more harmonious your night will be.

4. Don’t get party pooped Be sure to start no earlier than 8.30pm when the atmosphere increases and you benefit from ‘the buzz’ that ensures your night out begins on the right foot. Also, finish no later than 2.30am to avoid fatigue – you’ll have better memories of your evening if you have a good night’s sleep afterwards. Interestingly, the survey revealed that females can out-party their male counterparts, opting for a longer duration on a night out

5. Party Timing According to the research the optimum time for fun was 11.15pm. This is when you’ve had enough time to establish the dynamics amongst the group you’re out with, the venue atmosphere is at its peak and you have enough energy to look forward to the remainder of the night

6. Perfect Happy Ending The best ways to finish a night out are to meet a new friend or potential new girlfriend / boyfriend. Either that, or get something to much on the way home to round things off.

Take the Test to see how your night will score Planning a night out? Grab yourself a pen and paper and take the quiz to see how your night will measure up based on your current approach. ������� - (between 1 and 10, 1 being the least favourable and 10 being the most)

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(score 1 = awful, self-conscious and ugly, do I have to go out? / 10 = absolutely drop dead gorgeous in my brand spanking new outfit)

How long do you usually spend getting ready? (score 1 = I start as soon as I wake up – this face needs work! / 10 = around an hour tops, it’s more fun to spend time chatting with my friends than stressing over what I look like)

How planned is your night out? (score 1 = I’ve had it planned forever, my expectations are really high / 10 = we just decided last week, we’ll see how it turns out)

How many friends are you going out with? (score 1 = there’s about 20 of us, it’s going to be huuuuge / 10 = there’s just a small group of us, even numbers, less hassle that way)

How many venues will you be visiting? (score 1 = as many as physically possible / 10 = we’ll limit it to between 2 and 5)

Are you prepared to queue to get into a particular venue? (score 1 = yes I’m prepared to waste half my night in boring queues / 10 = only for a max of ten minutes, and the place would have to be really special)

How long do you plan on being out for? (score 1 = into the early hours and until I’m absolutely dead on my feet / 10 = between 4-6 hours, between 8.30pm and 2.30am)

Will you speak to new people during the evening? (score 1 = no way, I hate talking to strangers, 10 = yes, I’d love to meet a new ‘friend’ and aim to talk to lots of people during my night out

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70 – 80 = Wooooo hoooo, I’m going to have the best night EVER and paint the town red! 60 – 69 = This is going to be a cracker, definitely one to remember 41-59 = Another Saturday night on the tiles – expect an average time 20-40 = Brace yourself, this could be a waste of time 0-19 = Don’t even bother

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Adventureland 2009 | Comedy | Miramax Director: Greg Mottola Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kelsey Ford, Michael Zegen, Ryan McFarland PM rating: Written by Ruth Gibbs, 6th August 2009

This rom-com from the writer-director of �������� will not give you the same brand of childish debauchery you might expect. Director Greg Mottola seems to have grown up, toning his graphic humour down, but without shifting focus from the humanity to be found in the aches and pains of moving from one stage of life to the next. Twenty-two year old James Bennan, played by relatively unknown indie-actor Jesse Eisenberg, finds his life turning out very differently than he meticulously planned. The somewhat privileged, freshly graduated Brennan’s hopes of a round the world trip are dashed with news of a change in his family’s circumstances. Instead he finds himself working at the bottom of the rung at a low-grade theme park alongside a variety of other unfortunate misfits. Eisenberg’s charismatic portrayal of the character’s naïve sincerity makes for an endearing story of growing up and learning the realities of earning a buck. It’s not all doom and gloom, the flip side is that strong bonds are made, love found and, with it, the possibility of losing the virginity he has been cherishing until now. He finds an unlikely match in troubled rebel Em, played by Kristen Steward (Twilight, Into the Wild), the seasoned Adventureland employee with a secret. Add to this equation a sprinkling of lovingly foible-ridden side characters and a pure gold minor role for Dan Bittner as the boss of Adventureland, overall you have a goofy, warm comedy with a realistic and vivid portrayal of what it is to be that age. While Jesse Eisenberg’s charismatic performance gives the film compelling force throughout, it is impossible to ignore that his character, based on Mottola’s own experiences of growing up are somewhat rose tinted in terms of his sincerity and swiftly adopted fresh wisdom. That is not to say that ������������� does not make for a witty summer feel good movie, and for that purpose it deserves a watch. That is if you can bear Steward’s portrayal of the injured anti-beauty so reminiscent of her ��������������������������������������������������������������

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performance in ‘Into the Wild’. A half-decent mix of retro and fresh tunes lays the backdrop for a cool, quirky comedy without your usual side of cheese. This low effort critique of the absurdity of American middle class values can be taken as a bit of fun for those who like theirs with a dollop of something a bit more intelligent.

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��� ����������� ���� ����� ��� ������� Helen Loveless, Financial Mail 26 July 2009 Reader comments (6) With thousands of students due to graduate in the coming weeks, competition for available jobs is likely to be fierce. Some experts believe as many as 40,000 university leavers will still be looking for work at the end of the year. But finding work as an intern or through work experience could be the answer for both graduates and many businesses. Last week the Federation of Small Businesses called for the Government to commit £3m to fund 5,000 internships. Currently few small firms have internships but experts believe setting up internships could both provide talented graduates with work opportunities and help small business access good quality, keen staff. Research shows that 64% of UK firms believe interns can make a real difference to the business, while 70% say such schemes have the benefit of allowing orgnisations to assess a candidate's skill before committing to a permanent contract. So why are they not more readily available? Robin Kennedy is co-founder of WEXO - work experience online - which was set up 18 months ago to match suitable would-be interns with firms with internship vacancies to fill. It claims to be working with more than 300 companies, including Sony Music and Georgio Armani, who post details of internships they are looking to fill, and the qualities they are looking for, on the site. When applicants sign up WEXO uses its filters to rank them according to their skills. It is free for firms to post details but those looking for work have to pay a one-off fee of £10. He says: 'Many companies, particularly those in aspirational sectors such as music, fashion and film, are inundated with requests for work experience but have no idea how to source the best candidate for their needs. They are also worried about how much time they need to invest in an individual in order to get the desired level of output. But in a difficult job market internships and work experience are ideal ways of ����������������������������������������

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getting some additional help in the office and a way for graduates to take their first steps onto the career ladder.' Ruth Gibbs, 23, has just graduated with a 2:1 in English literature and Philosophy from Sussex University and is attempting to break into fashion journalism. After sending off a number of job applications with little response Ruth, from Camden, north London, signed up to WEXO, and was promptly given a number of days working as an intern for Kate Reardon, the author and founder of TopTips.com, a website providing fashion and beauty advice. Spurred on, Ruth then approached DIVA magazine and is doing some work experience for them, as well as occasional freelance for magazines including Now! She says: 'The opportunity to work with Kate was fantastic and she gave me a huge amount of help and advice. The experience also gave me the confidence to approach other magazines and offer to work as an intern for free for them, which seems to be paying off so far. 'WEXO has got me into the culture of work experience. It is unpaid work, apart from expenses, but I am making contacts and in the current climate experience is essential.' James Caan, an enterpreneur and judge on the popular Dragons' Den television series, says firms should be incorporating internships and work experience into their recruitment process. 'Young people have a unique set of skills and experiences that companies can benefit from, and such placements allow businesses to potentially connect with their executives of tomorrow.' He also encourages graduates to use work experience as a 'test-drive opportunity'. 'I'm a big fan of work experience - as much as possible and as varied as possible - it makes a real difference in your future choices.' Ben Elliot, the founder of upmarket concierge service Quintessentially, advises applicants to be proactive. He says: 'Ask questions, seek responsibility and make yourself part of the team - don't be shy, do everything you can to stuck in.'

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