Rich Kids of Instagram by Maya SloanBased on the wildly popular blog Rich Kids of Instagram, a dishy and hilarious novel about the intersecting lives of the worlds most extravagant, unapologetically uber-rich teenagers.
The Rich Kids of Instagram are not your typical well-to-do brats. These kids drive Ferraris, fly to their weekend getaways in private jets, and post self-indulgent photos of themselves online as frequently—and as wantonly—as they blow wads of cash. Not to mention that theyre more involved in sex, drugs, and power plays than most people twice their age.
Drawing from the ten most frequent contributors to the popular blog of the same name—which receives an average of 850,000 unique visitors a month and has been featured on 20/20, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and others—Rich Kids of Instagram revolves around a core group of spoiled young people, from a Southern Belle poultry-empire heiress to a media moguls driven daughter and an old-money rifle heir with a Mayflower legacy; to a nouveau riche outsider who is thrust into the members-only universe of the .1%, with scandalous results.
In a world that is smaller, more connected, and more competitive than ever, where nothing is off limits, some kids are just trying to make a buck—or ten thousand. Prepare to be wowed by this saucy, compulsively readable book about the hilarious display of extravagant wealth and the teenagers who have fallen into it.
How to become an Olympic Rowing Champion
Sports are hard. Olympic-level sports are really hard. Sadly, if you're reading this, you're probably never going to make it to the Olympics in any of the prime-time, marquee sports—gymnastics, swimming, track and field. But if you're not particular about which sport or country gets you to the Olympics, there is a tiny, tiny sliver of hope for you. If you're in the U. So: join the team of a smaller country, not known for athletic prowess.
Nowadays, four years is the fashionable time frame to transform yourself from a mere squishy mortal into a sun-kissed Olympian. That also leaves enough time to be an honorary frow-inhabitant at London fashion week, lift the Strictly Come Dancing glitter ball and have a crack at the Sports Personality of the Year afterwards. A lifetime of dedicated training? What an unnecessary yawn-fest. Team GB's Helen Glover rowed to gold in the women's coxless pair at Eton Dorney last summer and she was only 27 — and started rowing four years previously. I'm 24, my sporting career stretching yonder, plus I have a stage-mother I've never properly used.
Please refresh the page and retry. I am not great in the morning. In fact, I am measurably worse before 10am. But that is the way we do things and morning is a great time to train. We are always on the water by 7. You just have to kick yourself into gear.
The same can be said of Olympic doctors. As well as being the best in their field, they work just as tirelessly and relentlessly as the athletes themselves to deliver the best care they possibly can. After all, national glory is at stake. Few clinicians get the privilege to work with patients who are as passionate about succeeding as them. Fewer doctors can claim to have been athletes themselves — and even fewer have won Gold for their country.
Members of the U. Lofgren, 28, who stands nearly 6 feet 2 inches tall, grew up in Newport Beach, Calif. She is a time national rowing team member and a world record holder. Recently, we caught up with Ms. Lofgren at the U. What are the physical demands of the sport?
Saiyidah Aisyah never enjoyed rowing machines much, but after first stepping into a rowing boat at the age of 16 she quickly discovered that she had found her passion. This episode of Day Jobs looks back at how Saiyidah managed to balance her dual career on her Olympic journey. Either of those achievements is deserving of praise, but doing them simultaneously is another matter — something Saiyidah Aisyah knows all about. Balancing your time between a full-time job and training naturally has its difficulties, and Saiyidah is quick to admit that she is a very self-motivated person. I enjoy telling my stories. I enjoy seeing people achieving their dreams as well.