We haven’t said enough and we’ll raise our voice.

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We never talked about politics on Yakymour. I had the thought that your favorite online glossy should be ‘positive and fun’. But in the years our regular readers could read between the lines how we think about things. But sometimes you must be more clearly.

At Yakymour, our values include tolerance, respect and an unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion. We stand in solidarity with our readers to take action. The responsibility is on all of us and we pledge to continue sharing our ongoing efforts.

We’re listening and we hear you. We haven’t said enough and we’ll raise our voice. We stand against any act of discrimination and injustice in our society.

At Yakymour we want to use the privilege of our platform to make a difference. The events that are happening are painful reminder that we have so much further to go.

It is up to all of us to make a change. I stand with the black community and everyone working to end systemic racism and inequality.

 

Jean Amr, owner Yakymour

 

 

 

Louis Vuitton Boutiques Get Vibrant Rainbow Designs

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As select stores begin to re-open around the world, French Maison Louis Vuitton is inviting its employees and their children to decorate the House’s windows in a new initiative called ‘The Rainbow Project’. Hand-drawn rainbows by children and employees serve as welcoming beacons of hope during this uncertain time

Let’s turn the street into a cheerful space.

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Carrying on the company’s longstanding tradition of creating inviting and artful windows for the public to view, the collaborative effort asks participants to draw their very own version of a Rainbow – a symbol of hope and the start of a new adventure – to welcome the first months of early summer.

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For every city, local rainbow drawings will brighten the store’s façades in the form of stickers or digital animated screens. Paris’ Champs-Elysees store features a selection of rainbows, created by French children, across the six-window store front.

A symbol of hope. Rainbows drawn by the children of #LouisVuitton employees have appeared across store windows worldwide as colorful beacons of joy during these challenging times.

In Madrid, a Spanish child’s rainbow drawing spans the window, hovering in clouds of Louis Vuitton monograms. Other cities that have unveiled their rainbow window displays include Milan, Rome and Frankfurt.

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Look out for the rest of ‘The Rainbow Project’ to be unveiled throughout the month of May in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Louis Vuitton.

 

 

 

Triumph Celebrates James Bond With Limited Edition Scrambler 1200

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Throughout the James Bond series of films and novels, Q Branch has given Bond a variety of vehicles with which to battle his enemies. Among the most noteworthy gadgets, Bond has been equipped with various vehicles that have numerous modifications to include elaborate weapons and anti-pursuit systems, alternative transportation modes, and various other functions.

As a super spy, James Bond is no stranger to high-speed chases, whether it’s on four wheels or two. Gearing up for his mission in the upcoming installment ‘No Time to Die’ – the 25th James Bond movie – Daniel Craig’s Bond will be fighting off bad guys in none other than British motorcycle maker Triumph‘s Scrambler 1200, and in celebration of this ‘iconic British partnership’ the motor company – and former car maker who had its origins in 1885 – has released a limited edition with special Bond detailing.

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The bike itself is based on Triumph’s Scrambler XE, keeping the same specs by using a 1200 engine that pushes 89 horsepower and 81 pound-feet of torque. Power aside, the limited edition gets an exclusive Bond-themed makeover, with a branded lower side panel finisher reading ‘007’, a leather seat with ‘Bond Edition’ embroidered on the rear end, and a startup screen featuring the iconic graphics from the franchise.

Each bike comes with a numbered edition plaque and unique badging, as well as a special Bond handover pack which features a numbered letter hand-signed by Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor, along with a custom rucksack. Other parts of the bike have been modified to better fit its covert aesthetics as well, including black powder-coated swingarms and sprocket covers, carbon-fiber end caps for the exhaust, as well as blacked-out forks and mudguards.

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The Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition is not the first Triumph that appears in a Bond movie. In ‘Dr No’ (1962) with Sean Connery we see a Triumph Herald. In ‘Thunderball’ (1965), the fourth film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery we see also a Triumph Herald. In 1971’s ‘Diamonds are Forever’, James Bond 007, also played by Sean Connery, travels to Amsterdam in the Netherlands at the wheel of a Triumph Stag.

There will be 250 examples of the 2020 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Bond Edition. Just 30 of those are destined for the United States. For those interested, the bike is now available for $18,500 USD. Head over to the company’s website to learn more. Come into the beautiful world of Triumph.

 

 

 

NASA Will Pay You to Isolate Yourself for Eight Months in a Mars Simulation

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If social distancing hasn’t phased you at all, you might be exactly the type of person NASA is looking for for its upcoming simulation, but you must be fluent in both English ànd Russian.

Thanks to proximity and relatively similar conditions as Earth, Mars has long been on the list of planets humans are endeavoring to visit, if not colonize. At the same time, since the birth of the Space Force, the U.S. has also expressed its intentions to return to the Moon.

The research will be conducted to study the effects of isolation and confinement as participants work to successfully complete their simulated space mission.

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Working towards these two goals, NASA is now recruiting people for an isolation simulation, where a crew of supposed spacefarers will spend eight months locked in a fake spaceship, using virtual reality and carrying out different assigned tasks. In particular, they’re searching for healthy, non-smaking candidates aged between 30 and 55 who are fluent in both English and Russian – as the simulation will take place in Moscow – and must have either at least a Bachelor’s degree or have completed military officer training. Of course, those selected will also be compensated financially.

For those interested in participating, you can head over to NASA’s page to learn more. Come into the beautiful world of NASA.

 

 

 

Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Iconic Baby Powder in North America

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After 127 years, one of the world’s most recognized household products (and smells) is being discontinued in North America. Dating back to 1893, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder was originally used to prevent diaper rash in infants, but in more modern times has been adopted by both men and women alike as a powder to prevent friction and odors in the genital region.

The issue is nót the talc itself, but rather the process in mining talc as it can become contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos during the process.

While the product has been around for decades, it wasn’t until the ’80s when the link between talc, an ingredient in talcum powder, and ovarian cancer was brought to light. The issue is nót the talc itself, but rather the process in mining talc as it can become contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos during the process. Although Johnson & Johnson stays firm on the notion that the scientific evidence is inconclusive, the billions of dollars and near-20,000 lawsuits have shaken investors’ confidence.

To ease growing scrutinization, Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder product will be discontinued in North America; the cornstarch version will still be available.

 

 

 

Chaumet’s treasures from elsewhere

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To celebrate the reopening of the 12 Vendôme, the Maison unveils a collection of extraordinary High Jewellery rings. The rings of the Trésors d’Ailleurs collection pay a virtuoso tribute to the richness of the cultures that have always inspired Chaumet. From Paris to China, Japan to the Middle East, these architectural jewels take you on a fantastic journey through the world and the Maison’s 240-year-old savoir-faire.

Come into the beautiful world of Chaumet.