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Whitney Way Thore's Friend Buddy on His Cocaine Addiction: 'I Was Ready to Die an Addict'

Whitney Way Thore‘s friend Buddy Bell is in recovery after going to rehab for a cocaine addiction.

Bell went missing after using cocaine in an earlier episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, which pushed his family and friends, including Thore, to stage an intervention when he returned, and helped him get to rehab.

“Truth of the matter is I just started using cocaine recreationally and it got out of hand. I was almost about to fall off a cliff, I was pretty far down that slippery slope,” Bell says in this exclusive clip from Tuesday’s episode. There were a couple times where my heart felt like it was in danger of overworking. I was ready to die an addict, I just didn’t care.”

But, thankfully, he says, his caring friends and family gave him an ultimatum.

“One of the things that my mother said is, she told a story of when I was a little boy and I was crying in bed because I had the realization for the first time that my parents were going to die one day,” Bell says, crying. “And then she flipped it on me, in the intervention. She told me how she went to bed worrying the same things about me. That was a reality that could have very well happened.”

Now Bell is back from rehab, and in recovery.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself,” he says.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on TLC.

Mourinho target prefers Man City, Man Utd ready to make him their highest earner

Mourinho target prefers Man City, Man Utd ready to make him their highest earner – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Real Madrid midfielder Isco has been linked with a move away from the club in the recent weeks.

Apparently, Zinedine Zidane is prepared to sell the player at the end of this season following a series of underwhelming performances.

The Spaniard has been left out of the squad a few times already this season and he might have to switch clubs in order to play more often.

As per the reports, Manchester City and Manchester United are keeping tabs on the player.

Jose Mourinho wants to add more creativity to his side and is ready to pay big money for the Real Madrid playmaker.

Don Balon adds that Mourinho is prepared to shell out 150 million Euros for the Real Madrid midfielder. Apparently, Mourinho is ready to make him the highest paid player in the squad along with Paul Pogba.

However, there is a feeling that Isco prefers to join Manchester City because of Pep’s style of football. Considering David Silva’s age, Isco could be a very good addition to the City squad. He could be the long-term replacement for the Manchester City legend.

Similarly, he would be a terrific addition to the United side as well. It will be interesting to see where he ends up at the end of this season.

From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog

Everton ready to get rid of key man in summer, Portuguese lined up as replacement

Everton ready to get rid of key man in summer, Portuguese lined up as replacement – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Everton are ready to replace Sam Allardyce in the summer after their poor run of form in the recent weeks.

According to reports, the Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca is a target for the Toffees.

Allardyce replaced Ronald Koeman at Everton earlier this season but the Toffees are not happy with his contributions so far.

Despite an impressive start to his tenure as the Everton boss, Allardyce’s side has shown no signs of progress. Everton’s win over Palace on Saturday was only their second in ten games.

Farhad Moshiri has invested £239m on new players and it is evident that most of that money has been wasted on mediocre players like Cenk Tosun.

It will be interesting to see if the Toffees can convince Fonseca to take over at Goodison Park at the end of this season.

Allardyce has an 18-month contract at the club but he is simply not good enough to take Everton to Europe. In order to get more out of his investment, Moshiri needs to find a better manager and also improve the club’s recruitment setup.

From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog

Everton ready to dump £30 million defensive flop Michael Keane

Everton ready to dump £30 million defensive flop Michael Keane – originally posted on Sportslens.com

Everton are ready to offload £30 million defender Michael Keane.

The former Manchester United and Burnley stopper has failed to impress with the Toffees and manager Sam Allardyce will listen to offers for the 25-year-old.

Keane struggled to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford, but he did enjoy successful loan spells with Derby County, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers.

He joined Burnley on loan in September 2014, before completing a permanent move for an undisclosed fee the following January.

Everton sealed a big money deal for Keane in July 2017, but the defender has rarely looked like living up to his lofty price tag.

Keane represented England at U19 and U21 level, before being called into the full England squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate for the World Cup qualifying matches against Malta and Slovenia in October 2016. He made his senior international debut in March 2017 in a friendly defeat against Germany.

Keane has been a major disappointment at Everton and a move elsewhere now seems inevitable.

From Sportslens.com – Football News | Football Blog

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day Bridal Traffic

February is the second strongest engagement month of the year, eclipsed only by December. While Valentine’s Day is one of the top events for most retail jewelers, the average sale tends to be lower than Christmas, as the other gifts men are contemplating are lower-priced flowers, chocolates, etc. What can build your Valentine’s Day volume, however, is bridal. No one can deny the romance of getting engaged on Valentine’s Day!

Here is how to maximize your bridal business for Valentine’s Day:

MARKETING Alternate whatever marketing vehicles you use between bridal and fashion jewelry beginning in January and carry it through Valentine’s Day Offer a “bridal bag” complete with wedding band certificate, jewelry cleaner, coupons from local bridal vendors, and a free gift certificate to get the bride to be into your store Offer a free wedding planning book or proposal stories book.

DISPLAY Put various framed images of a man proposing to a woman in your bridal cases Subtle romantic touches such as red silk rose petals strewn around are evocative and different from the common heart-shaped theme items most retailers use Expand your bridal cases — with imaginative display you won’t need additional product.

MERCHANDISING Assess your current bridal offerings: Are your assortments compelling? Do you have the popular looks covered? Do you have enough matching ladies wedding bands? Are you featuring enough of the alternative metal gents bands? Are you stocking some platinum for the discerning client? Do you have enough petite bridal for entry price points? If your bridal assortment is lacking, now is the time to bring in fresh, new product. With some long vendor lead times — you may need to place your orders in December, so don’t delay Make sure that all your fast selling bridal has been reordered and is in your cases by February 1.

TRAINING Dedicate a training session, or a series of training sessions for your staff to just selling bridal and diamonds. Even the most seasoned sales associate needs to brush up on his skills The bridal client can be him shopping alone, them shopping as a couple, or her shopping alone or with friends — each requires a different approach People are buying engagement rings in February — the question is will they be buying it from you? You have the potential to capitalize on this important segment. There is no better product group than bridal to build your average sale and increase your sales. Some of the best things about bridal are that you are cultivating a new client, they are both potential clients, and they are at the beginning of their buying cycle. There is no question that bridal is the foundation of a healthy, growing jewelry store. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to kick-start your bridal business

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