Has Selena Gomez Agreed to Go on a Date With Rob Kardashian?

Love is in the air!

According to reports, Rob Kardashian is ready to start dating again and has his eye on one very-single and beautiful lady – Selena Gomez! The 28-year-old has reportedly made it very known that he’d like to date the 23-year-old, and she’s open to the idea.

“[Selena] knows Rob but they are not starting to talk or discussing anything about becoming an item,” a source told Hollywood Life. “She would definitely hang out with him especially if it made Kris happy since she is friendly with Kris [Jenner] but it would be friendship only.”

Selena and Kris are good friends, so the 59-year-old feels hopeful that she can coordinate at least one date between Selena and her son. From there, it will be up to Rob to sweep the “Good For You” singer off her feet.

“Rob once called Selena his ‘dream girl,’ and Kris has been plotting ever since,” a source told OK! magazine.

 

Source:Lifeandstylemagazine

 

Apple and luxury watch combine into one piece

If you are are not yet sold on the idea of swapping out your luxury timepiece for an Apple Watch, here is a solution.

What if we told you that you could have both on the same wrist?

The newly announced Nico Gerard Pinnacle line of watches offers a luxurious NG watch on the top of its bracelet and a small Apple Watch buckled to its flip side.

The advancement means you can finally enjoy the old and the new in one watch.

source – loopjamaica.com

US stocks edge higher; Allstate slumps on weak earnings

U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading Tuesday as energy stocks rebounded from a big sell-off.

Those gains were offset by some disappointing earnings reports. Allstate fell sharply after the insurance company reported earnings that missed analysts’ expectations.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose two points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,100 as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,611. The Nasdaq composite climbed five points, or 0.01 percent, to 5,118.

ALLSTATE SLUMP: Allstate dropped $7.11, or 10 percent, to $62.27 after reporting earnings that fell significantly short of analysts’ expectations. The company said its earnings dropped because of more frequent and more severe auto accidents.

U.S. EMPLOYMENT: Investors are looking ahead to monthly U.S. jobs figures due Friday, with robust job creation likely to cement expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike in September or December. A FactSet survey of analysts forecasts U.S. employers added 225,000 jobs in July, slightly better than June’s strong figure of 223,000. Ultra-low interest rates have driven gains in stock prices for several years and a rate hike is likely to ruffle markets.

EUROPE’S DAY: France’s CAC 40 dropped 0.3 percent, while Germany’s DAX and Britain’s FTSE 100 were little changed. Greece’s stock market fell for a second day since reopening after a five-week shutdown, though its losses were modest at 2 percent. The market plunged 16 percent on Monday.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 99 cents to $46.71 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. U.S. crude prices have fallen sharply over the past month on signs of a supply glut as global demand wanes.

BONDS AND CURRENCIES: U.S. government bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note climbed to 2.18 percent from 2.15 percent. The dollar edged up to 124.08 yen and the euro rose to $1.0974.

source – loopjamaica.com

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

U.S. stocks are closing with small losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,103 on Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,690. The Nasdaq was little changed 5,128.

Shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest publicly traded energy companies, fell roughly 5 percent each after both companies reported slumping profits.

Bond prices rose after a report showed that U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.19 percent from 2.26 percent on Thursday.

source – loopjamaica.com

Emancipation weekend: SPF survival guide

If you’re heading down to Ocho Rios this weekend to have a little fun at the SPF Party weekend, Loop has put together a list of must bring essentials.

Music

So if you’re leaving out from Montego Bay, Mandeville or Kingston it is essential to bring music on your journey.

Music will help keep you entertained on your ride to the country  and it will also help get you pumped up for what promises to be a fun-filled weekend.

Sunscreen

The majority of parties on the SPF weekend happen during the daytime, and we all know how piping hot the sun is, so grab a sunscreen that is SPF20 or up.  You can grab a bottle of sunscreen in your local pharmacy to prevent sun burn and skin damage. There are several pharmacies in Ocho Rios such as Great House Pharmacy, Ocho Rios  Pharmacy, Fontana Pharmacy and Delexis Pharmacy, which is attached to the Petcom gas station.

Sandals

Ladies leave your heels behind, All of SPF parties’ will be held on pearly white sands at the beach. A good place to grab a cute pair is online at the Jamaica Sandals Company website

Beachwear

It’s a beach party, yes its super obvious that you should be rocking beachwear. It’s time to pull out the sexy bikinis and swim trunks, or elegant linen pants. Linen is great for the beach. For the ladies high waist bikinis are in as well as monokinis, remember bright colours and sun hats.

Toilette Paper

Here is an odd amenity that is a must- toilette paper. Walk with a little bit of toilette paper; you never know when it can be useful!

 

Enjoy SPF!

source – loopjamaica.com

5 Easy, Flavorful Weeknight Meals in 30 Minutes or Less

As a mom, between work deadlines, school runs and everything else life throws your way, a home-cooked meal at the end of the day is just what you and your family need to reconnect and replenish. And it’s much easier than you think to whip up easy, flavor-packing meals, even on your busiest weeknights.

Craving Mexican food? Planning to fire up the grill? The Guide is where you can create a FlavorPrint Profile and search for recommendations for whatever mood you’re in. You’ll also find step-by-step recipes with Lawry’s seasoning and sauce pairings and time-saving tips so you can get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less (because it never hurts to have a little extra time to spend with your loved ones).

Below, check out some satisfying dishes to add to your arsenal.

Monday: Sweet & Savory Pork Tenderloin

Tuesday: Veggie Loaded Pasta Bowls

Wednesday:
Grilled Chicken Tostadas

Thursday: Pineapple Shrimp Fried Rice

Friday: Your Signature Burger

source – bet.com

These 7 spots on your body will spice up your life

 An erogenous zone is an area of the body that has heightened sensitivity, which, when stimulated, is thought to be extremely pleasurable.

The lips, ears, breasts and…other areas are the erogenous zones that everyone knows about but there are many other hot spots.

Here are 7 pleasure spots that you might not have known about.

1. Small of the back

If you want to send her into a frenzy rub her lower back. The sacral nerves located in that area are an awesome source of pleasure when stimulated. These nerves are said to be a direct link to other very sensitive areas.

2. Belly button (women)

Did you know that the belly button is considered an erogenous zone for women? According to WebMD that area is neurologically connected to a woman’s biggest pleasure centre.

3. Soles of the feet (men)

The soles of the feet are a pleasure point for men. There is supposedly an acupressure point known as the ‘bubbling spring’ located a third of the way down the third toe.

4. Toes (women)

A woman’s toes are also considered an erogenous zone. So a foot massage might really come in handy when setting the mood.

5. Backs of the knees

Just like the back of the neck this isn’t an area that gets much love and that makes behind the knees a very sensitive area.

6. Back of the neck

This area of the body isn’t one that’s touched on a regular basis so it’s hyper-sensitive and pleasurable for both sexes.

7. Lower abs

A woman’s lower ab area is also thought to be a pleasure point. According to Woman’s Day, “The area of the abdomen between the navel and pelvis is a fun area to tantalize, and as blood flows to the pelvis and sexual tension gathers, it’s a good area to simulate.”

source – loopjamaica.com

Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help the market.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 97 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,654 as of 9:55 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,097 and the Nasdaq composite lost 34 points, or 0.7 percent, to 5,079.

RECOVERY: The U.S. economy grew at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, rebounding from a harsh winter. Leading the growth was a surge in consumer spending, the backbone of the U.S. economy, and a recovery in foreign trade. While positive, the data looks at the U.S. economy three months ago and did little to boost stocks.

NO SALE: Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble fell $3.02, or 4 percent, to $77.59. The maker of Tide detergent and Gillette razors reported softer sales than what Wall Street analysts had expected. The company, like many others, has been negatively affected by the strong dollar, which makes U.S. products more expensive abroad.

HIGHER EXPENSES: Facebook shares fell $4.29, or 4 percent, to $92.90 after the company’s results, while positive, included a sharp 82 percent jump in expenses as the company invested in growth. Facebook’s stock hit an all-time high on July 21.

CALM OVERSEAS: European and Asian markets had another day of decreased volatility. Trading has been volatile in the last month, as China’s stock market took several sharp falls and Greece forged a last-minute deal with its creditor to shore up its finances.

Germany’s DAX fell 0.4 percent, France’s CAC-40 index was flat and the U.K.’s FTSE 100 rose 0.3 percent. In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite lost 2.2 percent after rising more than 3 percent on Wednesday. Chinese stocks plunged 8.5 percent on Monday.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude edged up 15 cents to $48.94 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

CURRENCIES: The dollar rose 0.4 percent to 124.33 yen and the euro edged down 0.6 percent to $1.0928. Russia’s ruble weakened 2 percent to 59.84 against the dollar. On Tuesday the ruble reached 60 to the dollar, the lowest point in more than four months. The ruble has been falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country’s economic outlook

BONDS: U.S. government bond prices rose slightly. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.28 percent.

source – loopjamaica.com

Draya Michele Shares Her Poolside Style Tips

Draya Michele’s relationship with NFL star and ex-fiancé Orlando Scandrick may have hit a rough patch, but the reality TV star has plenty of other things to keep her busy. Namely, her swimwear line, Mint Swim, which just made its first appearance at Los Angeles Swim Week. Michele recently sat down with StyleBlazer to talk about her swimsuit styling tips and preparing her brand for the big leap.

“Even though I’ve been in business for four years I’m still a newcomer to the industry so preparation is one of the hardest parts,” she said. “It’s about getting all of the pieces in the collection organized and making sure they have the look that you’re going for.”

This year, Mint Swim expanded its line to include plus sizes and children’s swimwear with plans to add more styles to those categories, as well as begin offering designs for the fellas.

Michele, who’s no stranger to turning heads at the pool while rocking the “Bree” halter bandeau bikini in the photo above, also shared her style tips for looking hawt this summer.

“Wedge heel sandals are the only suitable shoe for all beachside or poolside activities,” she said.

And if you thought jewelry was better left at home when you’re off to the beach, think again.

“The best jewelry to wear with a swimsuit are gold bangle bracelets and gold hoop earrings,” Michele added.

source – bet.com

US indexes advance on strong earnings; China stabilizes

Strong earnings from Ford and other companies and steadier markets overseas sent U.S. stock indexes to solid gains.

Ford gained 2 percent and United Parcel Service climbed 5 percent Tuesday after turning in results that were better than analysts were expecting.

Asian markets closed with modest losses a day after the Shanghai stock index plunged more than 8 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 189 points, or 1.1 percent, to 17,630.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 25 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,093. The Nasdaq composite increased 49 points, or 1 percent, to 5,089.

The price of oil rose for the first time in five days.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.25 percent.

source – loopjamaica.com