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39 Cozy Things We See People Wearing Everywhere

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Cozy things are my favorite things. (I have more candles, throw blankets, rugs, and slippers than I know what to do with.) Needless to say, when it comes to my wardrobe, I always prioritize comfort and function over fashion because is there anything better than clothing that’ll make you feel like you’re cuddling under a blanket? But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to love the way my clothes look either. And I don’t think I’m the only one. That’s probably why these pieces that are both comfy and cute are such hits.

Now, I’m not typically a trend-follower, but when it comes to clothes, it’s hard to ignore some of the most-worn and top-rated pieces on the internet. After all, if they’re flooding people’s feeds and racking up endless reviews on Amazon, it’s probably for a solid reason — and, more often than not, that reason is the combination of style and comfort. (It doesn’t hurt if they’re shockingly affordable, either.)

So scroll on for 30-plus items check all of the aforementioned boxes: They’re made from soft, cozy materials, they elevate your wardrobe with minimal effort, and they cost way less than you’d think. No wonder they’re getting tons of love everywhere we look.

Tiny details like the wrap design at the front of this pleated sweatshirt can instantly take a piece from casual to elevated. It’s "nice enough that you could wear it with a necklace and dress slacks to work," according to one reviewer, while another writes: "The fabric is nice and thick and very soft […] I would recommend this product especially if you want a comfortable soft loungy sweater."

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

Made from premium modal-rayon fabric, these cozy joggers have been called "perfection in pants" and "the best lounge pants." They have a wide waistband to prevent rolling, elastic cuffs on the ankles, and two pockets to hold your stuff. Choose between light gray, dark gray, black, and navy.

Available sizes: 1X – 4X

Tuck it into skirts or high-waisted jeans, or size up and wear it with your favorite leggings. However you choose to style it, the Angashion cardigan elevates your outfit with its deep-V neckline and three oversize buttons. It’s available in your choice of solid colors or thick stripes.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

You won’t want to take these HALLUCI cross-band slippers off — and thanks to the durable, skid-resistant EVA bottom, you won’t have to. They’re made for both indoor and outdoor use, so you can take the dog out, grab the mail, or even run to get milk. The criss-cross pattern is a stylish touch, while the plush fleece (available in nine colors) keeps you warm and cozy.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

Yeah, you could wear it to bed or while watching your favorite shows — but this short-sleeve jumpsuit has reviewers saying things like, "Heck, I would wear it as an outfit in public." That’s because the tie-dye fabric is stylish, the pockets are functional, and the drawstring waist is adjustable so you can personalize the fit. You can also choose a sleeveless version.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

Sometimes you just need a few versatile staples that’ll work with almost any outfit and any activity. The Daily Ritual pullover is that staple. It’s made from cotton, modal, and spandex, so it’s soft, breathable, and stretchy, and while its ribbed cuffs and side cutouts give it a little extra flair, it still works with just about any bottoms.

Available sizes: 1X – 7X

I have this Lionstill sweater dress in three colors, and I’ll probably buy more. Its puff sleeves and adjustable-wrap waist help you to look especially put-together no matter where you’re headed, but the polyester-rayon material is both soft and warm against your skin. I dress it up with stockings and heeled booties when I’m headed out, or wear it with flats or sneakers for more casual activities.

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

"It’s just like I’m wearing a bathrobe," one reviewer wrote about the Angashion printed cardigan. The polyester-cotton material is thick enough for warmth, but thin enough for layering, and the dual pockets are especially convenient while you’re going about your day. If you love animal print, you can choose between several other shades — but this cardigan also comes in camouflage and holiday prints as well.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

Look effortlessly put-together with this ribbed maxi skirt from Meraki. It has a wide, high waistband and a shape that’s easy to pair with sweaters, T-shirts, and crop tops, but the side splits set it apart from the other maxi skirts in your closet — and make it a whole lot easier to walk in, too. "Very comfortable and effortlessly stylish," one reviewer wrote.

Available sizes: 0-2 – 18

Since it’s made from a blend of rayon and viscose, this sweater is shockingly soft, warm, and comfortable. That said, the wrap design and tie-belt waist ensure that it’s dressy enough for work, parties, and more. It’s sold in seven colors, all of which have an open back with a cross-shoulder strap to prevent the sleeves from slipping.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

It has the warmth and comfort of your go-to hoodie, but this sweatshirt dress from Daily Ritual is one step better — because it’s a whole outfit in one. Its elongated silhouette can be worn with or without leggings and goes well with most casual shoes. Reviewers also love its drawstring hood and super soft terry-cotton fabric.

Available sizes: 1X – 7X

A best-seller in slipper socks, these four pairs from Zando can be worn under boots when you’re headed out or by themselves when you’re lounging around the house. The material is thick, soft, and plush, not to mention stretchy enough to fit many feet. Get them in dozens of colors and designs, from stripes to paw prints.

Get your color-block on with this Zesica sweater, which is offered in over 15 options with varying colors and stripe thicknesses. In terms of the material itself, it’s made from lightweight but cozy acrylic yarn for a home-knitted look. It even has ribbing on the neckline, sleeves, and hem to emphasize the slouchy look.

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

These Tengo shorts have just about anything you could want: A stretchy drawstring waist, a soft material, a stylish cuffed hems, and pockets that are actually deep enough to fit your phone. "Liked them so much I bought another grey in a different size for my sister, and also bought these in black," one reviewer wrote. "Wore them on vacation every day."

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

The Asvivid criss-cross sweater has a plunging open back with a strappy design that’s so pretty, some reviewers opt to wear it in the front with a bra they want to show off. Many also report that the material is "warm" without being overly "thick and bulky."

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

These high-waisted leggings have over 7,000 reviews and a 4.5-star rating. Why? They’re stretchy, breathable, and opaque with an extra-wide waistband that doesn’t roll or slip. Oh, and they have huge pockets on both sides (as well as a hidden one in the waistband) to hold your essentials, whether you’re working out, running errands, or lounging around.

Available sizes: X-Small – 3X-Large

When you’re taking it easy, the LAINAB jumpsuit keeps you cool with its rayon fabric, comfortable with its ample stretch, and free to move with its wide legs. When it’s time to head out, its keyhole back and cinched waist ensure that it looks just as good with shoes. And yes, it has pockets.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

When it comes to a top that feels like a blanket, it doesn’t get much better than the ReachMe sherpa hoodie. It wears like an oversize sweatshirt thanks to its slouchy sleeves, drawstring hood, and pockets, but thanks to the soft, plush fleece material, it "feels like wearing a big cozy blanket," according to a reviewer. It’s available in five colors, each with a half-zipper closure so you can customize the neckline.

Available sizes: Small – 3X-Large

Stripes are always in style, and this cardigan from Lovaru makes expert use of them. Its fabric is lightweight and stretchy, so you can layer it over dresses, T-shirts, and even sweaters — plus it comes in 14 different colors and striped patterns. "Worth every penny," one reviewer wrote. "Easy to Style. Received so many compliments."

Available sizes: X-Small – X-Large

These Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. skinny jeans have over 21,000 reviews — and the word "comfortable" has been used thousands of times throughout them. Even though they look like jeans, feel durable like jeans, and hold their shape like jeans, they pull on and stretch like leggings. You don’t have to worry about zippers or closures, either. They’re available in six washes, three inseams, and a range of sizes.

Available sizes: 2 – 28

Who says a little black dress has to be cold and uncomfortable? This one from Goodthreads has a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves with elastic cuffs, and a modal-fleece material that feels more like a nightgown than a dress. It’s also as easy to accessorize as it is to wear around the house. (You can get it in nine other colors, too.)

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

With its crewneck shape, dropped shoulders, puffed sleeves, and soft interior, you won’t feel like you’re compromising when you wear the Amazhiyu sweatshirt. That said, its stylish cropped silhouette takes it from loungewear to a fashion statement with no extra effort on your part. Choose from 11 solid shades and two camouflage prints.

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

Overalls are easy to incorporate into your wardrobe because of their versatility. Take these cotton and linen Gihuo overalls, for example. You can wear them with slippers around the house or sneakers and a T-shirt for running errands. Then, if you pair them with wedges and a fancier top, you’re ready for a night out. However you choose to wear them, reviewers agree that they’re "super cute and comfy."

Available sizes: Small – 3X-Large

Daily Ritual aims to make high-quality, elevated basics that fit right into your wardrobe, and the brand’s knit sweatshirt is no exception. It comes in six stylish but easy-to-match colors, and the fabric is brushed and stretchy to keep you cozy and comfortable long-term. "This is a really great top, the kind you would like in multiple colors," one reviewer said.

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

Offered in eight different colors, these LA12ST joggers have over 6,000 reviews — and most of the buyer feedback is stellar: "These are by far the comfiest, softest and best ‘lounge’ pants I have ever put on," one reviewer wrote. The polyester-spandex fabric is opaque yet stretchy, the pull-on closure has a drawstring for a better fit, and the pockets are deep so that they’re "fully functioning."

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

If you were to put on this Core 10 dress without looking, you’d feel the stretch and medium-weight terry and think it was a cozy sweatshirt. To everyone else, however, it looks like a stylish, above-the-knee dress with a twist-wrap design. It comes in three colors: olive, black, and rose.

Available sizes: X-Small – 3X

If you don’t like to go too bold with colors and patterns, experiment with texture instead. Even though this Ferbia chunky cardigan is offered in only solid colors, it still makes a statement with its pom-pom-knit design. (It’s also soft, warm, and slouchy so you can stay comfortable, even in cooler weather.)

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

Thanks to its boucle yarn, this Goodthreads turtleneck has elicited the following reactions from reviewers: "So luxurious," "new favorite sweater," and "feels like a hug." It comes in eight different solid colors, all with exaggerated ribbing on the sleeves, neck, and hem. Meaning? It looks a lot more expensive than it is. It’s really no wonder it has a 4.5-star rating.

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

Who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves in a massive, unbelievably soft scarf? This one has been called "the best buy ever," by reviewers, especially since it’ll cost you a grand total of $9. It’s offered in over a dozen plaid, checkered, and gingham patterns, all in different colors and all with tassels that add a classic touch to any outfit.

"I would live in these if I could," one reviewer wrote, while another reported: "I could not take them off once I tried them on." The secret? Mae’s joggers utilize a rayon-spandex blend to make the softest French terry material that buyers have ever felt. They also have pockets, a stretchy drawstring waistband, and cozy ankle cuffs.

Available sizes: X-Small – X-Large

Past buyers have worn it with jeans, leggings, and skirts; they’ve also sized up and worn the PRETTYGARDEN printed sweater as a dress, with or without a belt. It comes in just about any color of animal print you could want, and the crewneck and slouchy dropped sleeves are "so soft and comfortable," reviewers will be "wearing this over and over again."

Available sizes: Small – X-Large

This outfit from Uni Clau is an awesome value, considering you’re getting two pieces for less than $35. The tracksuit comes in over 15 different colors, and past reviewers love the rib-knit material, boat neck, and adjustable drawstring waist. "A MUST have to travel in," one reviewer wrote. Another noted: "Will be nice to curl up in on chilly and cold evenings!"

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

All fleece sweaters are cozy, but there are a few things that set this KIRUNDO pull-over apart from the rest: For one, it has snap-up button closures so you can personalize the neckline. For another, it has black on the ribbed hemlines (sleeves, neck, and waist) for some eye-catching contrast. Finally, it’s roomy enough that you can wear it as outerwear, but soft enough that you can wear it alone.

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

Add a cozy touch to your hair with these large velvet scrunchies, which come in a pack of 12 different colors. Thanks to the plush material, they’re shiny as well as hair-friendly. "What I like most about this is they don’t leave creasing in your hair," one buyer wrote. (If you don’t love the colors pictured above, you can also go for multipacks consisting of blues, pinks, pastels, neons, and all black.)

This tunic top has bat-wing sleeves, a decorative knot-tie, and buttons down the front — oh, and it has over 12,000 reviews. The waffle-knit material isn’t bulky or heavy, but it is soft and cozy for cooler weather. Last but not least, it comes in just about any color you could want, not to mention some standout patterns.

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

People can’t say enough good things about this two-piece rayon outfit, which is offered in 13 colors and includes drawstring shorts and a puff-sleeve top: Past reviewers have called it "beautiful," a "must-have" loungewear purchase, and "the most comfortable set ever." Another writes, "It’s well made, just as pictured and if it were at Nordstrom it would cost $75."

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

Add a touch of cool to your cozy tops with this Daily Ritual crewneck sweater that’s designed with a wider silhouette. One reviewer called it "perfect for that boxy, baggy look." It’s shorter than many oversize sweaters out there, too, so it pairs well with high-waisted bottoms. Thanks to the 100% cotton construction and nine colors to choose from, it’s both skin-friendly and stylish.

Available sizes: X-Small – XX-Large

Some lower-impact activities (like walking or restorative yoga) don’t necessarily cause you to break a sweat — but you probably don’t want to wear a heavy sweater, either. This Core 10 athletic top is a great compromise. Yes, it’s made from soft French terry that offers both warmth and comfort, but thanks to the rayon, short sleeves, and cropped design, it’s still breathable and non-constricting for lighter workouts. But it’s also a great look for lounging or errands or anything in between.

Available sizes: X-Small – 3X

Offered in some gorgeous colors (as well as three thick color-blocked stripes), this ZESICA turtleneck appears a whole lot more expensive than it is. In fact, due to its acrylic yarn in both ribbed and seed stitches, it has an almost homemade feel. "Way better than I anticipated based on the price. It’s warm, but also breathable, and not itchy at all," a reviewer wrote.

Available sizes: Small – XX-Large

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Washington family of seven lost their home to wildfires then they all fell sick with the coronavirus

  • A family of seven from Washington all tested positive for COVID-19, several days after losing their home to a wildfire.
  • Matthew and Jessica Graham and their five children, aged five to 10, lost their entire home and belongings after a fire ravaged their town of Malden, Washington, on September 7.
  • While staying with family members, the Grahams tested positive for COVID-19.
  • They initially didn't realize they were sick because they thought the symptoms resulted from breathing in smoke from the fires.
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A family of seven from Washington all tested positive for COVID-19, days after losing their home to the West Coast wildfires. 

Matthew and Jessica Graham and their five children, aged five to 10, fled their home in the small town of Malden, Washington, on September 7 after Matthew had a premonition that the Babb Road Fire — which at that point had been in nearby areas — was coming closer.

"It was really windy that day, when we were leaving, Matthew made a comment, 'I hope there's not a fire today because they would not be able to stop it with how this wind is,'" said Jessica Graham, according to local television station Q13 Fox.

By the end of the day, the entire town had been destroyed by the fire, with the Graham family's house, barn, and everything they owned inside burned to ash.

"It's just surreal, like being in a bad dream and you're like, this can't be real," said Jessica, according to Q13 Fox. "I was more in shock than I would have imagined, I felt numb a lot for the first few days."

But days later, as the Grahams stayed in their relatives' homes, more misfortune struck: Matthew started developing symptoms of COVID-19.

The family initially thought the symptoms came from the heavy smoke they had been breathing in from the fires, but even though the smoke cleared, the symptoms remained.

"The nurse asked me if there was a whole group of us with the same last names that had been tested," Matthew said, according to NBC News. "And I told her, 'Yeah, there are.' And she said: 'Yeah, they're all positive. Everybody has it.'"

A house that was destroyed by wildfire is shown Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington
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All seven family members tested positive for COVID-19, alongside Matthew's mother, Jessica's father, and family friends who had dropped off food for the family before their coronavirus diagnosis.

While the children only had mild symptoms, Jessica and Matthew suffered severely.

"It's just like hitting a brick wall with this overwhelming exhaustion," said Jessica, according to Q13 Fox.

"People don't adequately describe how miserable coronaviruses are in general," said Matthew, Q13 Fox reported. "Curled up in the fetal position, not moving, that really isn't a good state to be in." 

The family spent their quarantine packed in a hotel room and have since set up a GoFundMe page to help cover costs, that has already received tens of thousands of dollars worth of donations. They plan to go house hunting as soon as they recover from the illness. 

"This will be a year that we look back on and we'll all probably be vastly stronger people for it," said Matthew.

Wildfires have taken a terrible toll on the West Coast this summer. Standford researchers predict that the wildfire smoke has killed more than 1,200 people in California this year, while thousands of others have been left homeless. 

According to a tracker by Johns Hopkins University, more than 7.3 million Americas have tested positive for COVID-19 and almost 210,000 have died from it.

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Demi Lovato Heartbroken Over Max Ehrich’s Post-Split Outburst Online: She’s ‘Disappointed’

Demi Lovato is ‘happy to have ended her engagement’ to Max Ehrich & just wants to ‘move on’ a second source spills to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.

Demi Lovato, 28, isn’t thrilled with ex-fiancé Max Ehrich‘s reaction to their split — particularly his on-going outbursts on social media. “She is really disappointed that it has gotten to this point with Max. Breakups are never something anyone wants to deal with, and the way Max is reacting and the fallout of it all is heartbreaking,” an insider close to the Disney alum spills to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “They had something and Demi was really happy and then she learned more about him and the magic they had soured very quickly,” they added.

The Tell Me You Love Me songstress announced her whirlwind engagement to 29-year-old Max, who stars on CBS daytime soap The Young & The Restless, back in July after just four months of dating. Demi took to Instagram to confirm the news and show off her stunning engagement ring, which was estimated to cost over $2 million! The couple went into quarantine together in March and appeared to be more in love than ever until their split in September. Since, Max has taken to social media to express his frustrations in a series of bizarre videos and posts — while Demi has poured her pain into song “Still Have Me” which dropped on Sept. 30.

“Sure, [the break-up] has led to a song, but it has led to something more and that is hurt feelings all around,” the insider added. “She hopes all this will pass soon and she can focus on everything else that is happening in her life. She doesn’t want heartbreak; she wants to be in a great situation in her life and getting over this relationship will be a good start. Hopefully for Demi, Max stops talking about it,” they also spilled to HL.

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A second insider close to the situation also revealed Demi’s feelings about Max’s social media posts — which included the soap star claiming be found out about their split from a tabloid while he was shooting a movie in Atlanta, GA. Despite his actions, the Sonny With A Chance actress doesn’t want fans causing more drama. “Demi is happy to have ended her engagement, but despite Max lashing out at her she doesn’t want her fans coming after him online. Demi has a heart of gold and she isn’t one who goes tit for tat,” the source told us.

They also said that Demi is keen to move on following this chapter in her life. “After everything that’s happened, she still wishes him nothing but the best. But she just wants to move on and would like for Max to do the same,” the insider said. “Demi would like for him to please stop involving other people who have nothing to do with what went on in their relationship and to understand that sometimes things don’t work out. She is doing her best to focus on moving on and feels grateful she has an amazing support system around her of friends and family,” they concluded.

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Legendary fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from coronavirus

Fashion designer Kenzo Takada has died from coronavirus.

Takada, the founder of the company Kenzo, died aged 81 on Sunday in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.

A spokesman for the fashion star shared that the he died according to RT.

Kenzo is a worldwide brand of perfumes, skincare products and clothes.

Japanese-French fashion designer Takada found his love for fashion at an early age, particularly through reading his sisters' magazines.

He initially struggled in Paris, selling sketches of designs to fashion houses for 25 F each.

The designer had intended to leave Paris for Japan after a few months, but vowed not to do so until he had created something there, as he was determined to open a boutique fashion house in an area where his peers had not opened one.

Takada was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence in the competitive Paris fashion scene.

He got his first real big break when Elle featured one of his designs on its cover back in June 1970.

The year after that, he won the Fashion Editor Club of Japan's prize.

Kenzo opened his flagship store, Kenzo, in the Place des Victoires in October 1976.

He then continued to make a name for himself by holding his fashion shows in circus tents between 1978 and 1979.

The talented designer ended the shows by riding onto the catwalk on an elephant.

Also well as fashion, he also directed a film called Yume, yume no ato, which was released in 1981.

Kenzo announced his retirement back in 1999 as he pursued a career in art.

In January this year, he announced that he would be launching a new lifestyle brand named K3.

The brand debutedat the Maison et Objet trade show back on 17 January this year.

The designer's significant other Xavier de Castella died back in 1990.

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Tom Cruise Balances on Top of Speeding Train for 'Mission Impossible'

Tom Cruise could be a little strapped for cash these days, because we’re thinkin’ he had issues paying for a train ticket, so he just rode from the top!!!

Tom was in Norway filming the 7th installment of the “Mission Impossible” franchise, and he was true to form, riding on the top of a speeding train as some very impressed Norwegians followed the train in their car.

The guys actually got Tom’s attention. The 58-year-old waved to the guys as he was riding high above the tracks, but that will pale by comparison to his latest plan — getting hurled into space courtesy of Elon Musk and SpaceX to shoot scenes for an undisclosed movie project.

Tom’s expected to blast off in October 2021.

Pretty cool.

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SNL Returns With A Bang: Jim Carrey & Chris Rock Impress In A Hilarious Season Opener!

Saturday Night Live returned on, well, Saturday night (LOLz) for its season 46 premiere, and it couldn’t have all come together at a better time!

With the American presidential election just about a month away, there is SO much to talk about and lampoon, and last night’s episode of the show seriously proved just how fine a point the writing staff in NYC has on the showdown between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

With the usual suspect — Alec Baldwin — showing out in his familiar Trump get-up, having perfected the voice and mannerisms of our President, Jim Carrey stepped up to the plate to offer a similarly hilarious, fresh, and new take on Biden! And as you can see from the show’s debate spoof cold open (above), it was AH-Mazing!!! Seriously, Carrey had us rolling on the floor laughing with some of the things his Biden did on last night’s show!

Hosted by Chris Rock, the season 46 premiere was truly strong and memorable from top to bottom. Not only did that cold open hit the spot, but Rock’s monologue itself was perfectly tuned (below) — something we’ve come to expect from one of the best comedians of his time:

Love it!!!

Rock himself was far from finished, though, as a few of his skits really landed well, too. The ‘NBA Bubble’ one in particular had us laughing, but as you can see (below), he definitely hit a few home runs last night with his effort on the live comedy sketch show:

Ha!!!

So great!

The evening’s musical guest was none other than the ever-present Megan Thee Stallion, who herself is enjoying a moment in the spotlight right now! And we can’t get enough of her!!

The rapper performed twice during the show last night, bringing down the house with her music while also at one point sending a poignant political message, as well:

Get it, girl!!!

And even beyond the big-name stars, last night’s season premiere was truly a team effort across the board! Many of the other sketches and moments landed well, too!

Ch-ch-check out all the rest of the best from Saturday night’s debut, all down (below):

Ha! Love it! Especially love the fresh, new take on The Drew Barrymore Show there at the end!! LOLz!

What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Funny AF or what?? Let us know what you think!!!

Sound OFF about last night’s episode of SNL and everything else going on politically with Donald Trump and the rest of ’em, all down in the comment section (below)!!!

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'WandaVision': Eagle-Eyed Fans Spot Easter Eggs Teasing 2 of Marvel's Most Anticipated Reboots

As soon as the WandaVision trailer dropped during the recent Emmy Awards, Marvel fans started breaking it down frame by frame. After reviewing the one minute and twenty-second clip, eagle-eyed fans spotted some Easter eggs. And they appear to tease two of Marvel’s most anticipated Fox reboots.

Marvel Phase 4 is beginning with a focus on recently deceased characters

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown Marvel’s plans for Phase 4 into chaos. The studio has pushed back all of its planned 2020 theatrical releases into 2021. In turn, many of their scheduled 2021 releases are now scheduled for 2022.

At the same time, Marvel has moved around the release dates for some of their Disney+ series. With all of the changes, Forbes is reporting that the first MCU film and the first three Marvel series on Disney+ post-Avengers: Endgame will all focus on recently deceased characters. Those projects are Black Widow, WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki.

In the WandaVision trailer, they didn’t hide the fact that Vision (Paul Bettany) died in Infinity War. Many fans believe that Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) has messed around with time and space to bring Vision back from the dead. According to the Disney+ series description, the show is a time-traveling romantic comedy that is a “blend of classic television and the MCU.”

The fan theory is that Wanda’s manipulation of time and space will have consequences in both WandaVision and the Doctor Strange sequel.

‘WandaVision’ will help open the multiverse

According to Screen Rant, Marvel is setting up narrative opportunities in Phase 4 that will allow them to introduce some of the characters they acquired during the Disney/Fox merger.  Studio boss Kevin Feige has also teased projects like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Blade, and Black Panther 2.

The big question now is how Marvel will introduce their newly acquired Fox properties into the MCU. They teased the existence of the multiverse in Avengers: Endgame. Even though Marvel has remained quiet about plot specifics for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the title suggests more exploration into the multiverse.

The expectation is that WandaVision and the other two Disney+ series will also tie-in to the Doctor Strange sequel and the multiverse. Once this is established in the MCU, the studio could use the TV series to introduce those newly-acquired Fox properties – the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

Some eagle-eyed viewers of the WandaVision trailer believe they found Easter eggs teasing both the Fantastic Four and X-Men reboots.

Did the ‘WandaVision’ trailer reveal ties to the Fantastic Four and X-Men?

According to ComicBook.com, the trailer offered fans a glimpse of SWORD, the Sentient World Observation and Response Department. SWORD is a counterpart of S.H.I.E.L.D. that handles extraterrestrial threats.

SWORD first appeared in the X-Men comic book. And at one time they had an X-Man in their ranks. The second Easter egg is the appearance of “nosy neighbor” Agnes, played by Kathryn Hahn.

The speculation is that nosy neighbor Agnes is really centuries-old witch Agatha Harkness. She first appeared in the Fantastic Four comics. Sue Storm and Reed Richards trust Agatha to take care of their newborn son, but they discover Agatha’s powerful witchcraft.

Agatha was a recurring character in the Fantastic Four comic books throughout the 1970s. She later appeared in Vision and the Scarlet Witch as a mystic mentor for Wanda.

Could WandaVision be the Marvel series that introduces Fantastic Four and X-Men into the MCU? Fans will have to wait and see when the series hits Disney+ later this year.

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Geoff actor refused Coronation Street abuse lines which went 'too far'

Coronation Street actor Ian Bartholomew has told how he was ‘horrified’ by some of the abuse scenes his character Geoff Metcalfe had to take part in.

The Geoff and Yasmeen (Shelley King) storyline has kept Corrie viewers gripped over the past few months, especially as it has raised awareness of domestic abuse and controlling behaviour.

Some of the abuse lines went ‘too far’ for Ian as he revealed there was one scene in particular that he refused to do.

The soap star wouldn’t go into detail about which line he didn’t want to say, but explained that it didn’t sit right for him.

‘My job is to interpret what the writers give me,’ he told Cheshire Life.

‘Tony Warren (the creator of Coronation Street) said, ‘act it the way you want them to write for you’ and that is what I have tried to do with Geoff.’


He went on to add that ‘there was a desire to do a coercive storyline’ in Corrie, which led him to ‘have conversations with women’s charity, Women’s Aid.

He added: ‘The story has evolved very slowly and has been done brilliantly – the research with Women’s Aid and the conversations with many people with experience of abuse, the writing, the lighting, the cutting – it is a team effort.’

Viewers have been waiting patiently for evil Geoff to get his comeuppance for the abhorrent abuse he inflicted on Yasmeen, and while it once seemed like an impossibility, justice is finally starting to catch up with the abuser.

With Sally (Sally Dynevor) and Alya Nazir (Sair Khan) having successfully exposed his sinister ways, Geoff was finally disowned by Tim (Joe Duttine).

However, there’s still the question of whether Imran Habeeb (Charlie de Melo) will be able to prove Geoff’s abuse, and whether Yasmeen will get out of prison.

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Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden Promises to “Make America Not Actively on Fire Again” on SNL

Jim Carrey just made an epic debut as former vice president Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. The actor re-created this week’s presidential debate, which CNN correspondent Dana Bash aptly called “a shitshow.”

During the show’s cold open, Alec Baldwin reprised his role as President Donald Trump, while Beck Bennett portrayed moderator Chris Wallace. Much like in the actual debate, Trump and Biden repeatedly interrupted one another during the sketch. In real life, Biden ended up saying “Will you shut up, man?” to Trump, something which most definitely inspired SNL‘s take on the debate. In fact, whenever Carrey’s Biden tried to talk, Trump was quick to interrupt, at one point telling his opponent, “No, whatever you’re going to say, no.”

Unsurprisingly, Baldwin’s Trump took aim at everything he considers to be “mean,” including the coronavirus, which the president was diagnosed with IRL this week. He told viewers, COVID-19 “has been very mean to me by being a hoax, and that statement will not come back to haunt me later this week.”

To try and remain calm, Biden took some time out to listen to his Harry Styles meditation tape, with the singer making a small cameo onscreen. Styles’s appearance references his real life recording on the Calm app, so that you, too, can relax to the Brit’s dulcet tones.

Maya Rudolph returned to the stage as Senator Kamala Harris during the sketch, and attempted to mediate the situation. “Don’t treat my Joe like that, he’s a nice boy,” she told Trump, and made him apologize to the former vice president. “I think if there’s one thing we learned tonight,” she told the audience, “it’s that America needs a WAP—woman as president. But for now, I’ll settle for HVPIC—hot vice president in charge.” We couldn’t agree more.

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Best supplements to boost your immune system: Three easy pills to swallow this season

If you’d like to strengthen your immune response to viruses, bacteria and anything else lurking out there, it’s time to invest in some supplements. But, which ones?

Researchers from the Department of Internal Medicine in Michigan looked into the role of zinc.

They noted how zinc is “essential for multiple cellular functions including immunity”.

Looking into scientific reviews, zinc supplementation has been observed to help people suffering from pneumonia, acute respiratory tract infections and the common cold.

“Zinc supplementation was effective in decreasing incidences of infections in the elderly,” the researchers added.

They explained zinc was “effective in decreasing oxidative stress and generation of inflammatory cytokines”.

The Institute of Immunology, in Germany, noted how up to 30 percent of adults are deficient in this mineral.

This could possibly put someone at higher risk of catching a cold. Already got one? Zinc could still help.

The Department of Public Health in Helsinki, Finland, found that zinc supplementation can help reduce the duration of the common cold.

Another supplement to consider this winter is elderberry (Sambucus nigra).

The Institute for Medical Microbiology, in Germany, stated elderberries are “well known as supportive agents against the common cold and influenza”.

Their experiment found that elderberry extracts “possess antimicrobial activity” that enable them to fight against viruses.

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The Franklin Institute of Wellness, in America, conducted a meta-analysis to quantify the effects of elderberry supplementation.

They analysed data from 180 participants, whereby elderberry supplementation was found to “substantially reduce upper respiratory symptoms”.

The researchers noted: “These findings present a potentially safer alternative to prescription drugs for cases of the common cold and influenza.”

Elderberry supplements are available to purchase in capsule or liquid form.

In addition to zinc and elderberry, one other supplement to consider is vitamin D.

This fat-soluble nutrient is essential to the healthy functioning of the immune system.

The research team from the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio, in Spain, noted how vitamin D enhances the pathogen-fighting effects of white blood cells.

White blood cells are compulsory components of anybody’s immune system.

As with the other supplements, vitamin D is thought to decrease a person’s risk of respiratory infections, as well as shortening any you may have.

The NHS recommends everybody to take a vitamin D supplement during autumn and winter.

This is because the sun isn’t strong enough for the body to produce it naturally at this time of year.

In addition, the national health body stated “it’s difficult for people to get enough vitamin D from food alone”.

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