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The best dads are wild
In the “best dads” competition, many of the top finalists are fish. Males are solo caregivers about nine times as often as females. In fact, demonstrated prowess as a dad is something many fish females seem to find irresistible.Continued ...
Sorry Dockers, you can’t run from your Dad Pants
In the spirit of Father’s Day, fashion’s mass market has turned its attention to men, parenthood and style. A new Dockers advertising campaign stars Sarah Harbaugh lamenting the fashion crisis facing her husband, San Francisco 49ers football coach Jim Harbaugh. He is the victim, Sarah intones, of Dad Pants — those terribly unflattering, ill-fitting, excessively pleated trousers that are often favored by men who relish comfort in their clothes above all else. They are saggy trousers that do nothing to flatter a man’s physique — particularly his tush — and, indeed, they can make an athletic man resemble a schlump. Famously, President Barack Obama wore a pair of his beloved Dad Jeans in 2009 when he threw out the first pitch at baseball’s All-Star Game. Specifically, they were a pair of baggy, faded dungarees that were a few inches too short. He has since reassured the country that the First Lady has seen to their disposal.Continued ...
My family’s way of honoring my father’s legacy
This Sunday will be my first Father’s Day without my own father, Harry Shapira, who died of cancer on October 13, 2013 in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. My dad, the executive vice president of our family’s distilled spirits company Heaven Hill, was 66. He died a month before the birth of my second child, Hilary. Below are remarks I delivered earlier this month at Hilary’s baby-naming celebration at my home in Washington, with my wife Caroline and our oldest daughter, Margot, 2.Continued ...
Tensions don’t halt Wal-Mart’s party
Wal-Mart hosted its annual shareholder meeting Friday morning, a confab more like a star-studded corporate pep rally than an investor event. Pharrell Williams started the meeting by singing “Happy” at 7 a.m. central time in front of a video of company employees dancing to the popular hit song. Robin Thicke, Sarah McLachlan and Florida Georgia Line also entertained. Chief executive Doug McMillon took a selfie with four of the thousands of Wal-Mart workers flown in from 27 countries.Continued ...
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