Jasmine Maki is a features reporter for Accent. Her main beats are arts and entertainment and life and style. She also occasionally covers health, family and TV.
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Five out of five We all love taking selfies, and the genius creators of Close-Up, Daily Selfies have taken advantage of our obsession. Their free app encourages its users to take daily selfies. In fact, it even reminds them to take selfies every day. The app allows users to document their day-to-day lives through timed and dated selfies. Then, it puts those photos together in a time-lapse video to show the user how they’ve changed and aged over the days.
First, Finley, N.D., native Dillan Ostrom found love. Now, he’s taking home the big prize. In MTV’s season finale of “Are You the One?” on Tuesday, all 20 contestants found their perfect match — Ostrom’s was Coleysia Chestnut, of Selma, Ala. — winning $1 million to split amongst themselves. Ostrom said it was nerve-racking waiting for the final lights at the last match-up ceremony, but he already has a few plans for his share of the pot.
Painter Kelly Thompson of Grand Forks was recently asked to submit four of his North Dakota landscape paintings to the annual group landscape exhibition at Dacia Gallery in the lower east side of New York.
Many operas are known for their death and drama, but there won’t be any bloodshed when the UND Department of Music presents its double-bill performance of comic operas, “Dr. Miracle” and “Trial by Jury” at 7 tonight and Saturday at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall.
Two out of five stars. A follow for a follow, that’s my motto. Well, not really. But, if it was, the free app Followers + For Instagram might be my new favorite.
When UND student Kelsey Askegaard, of St. Paul, doesn’t want to go out with her friends she gives them a false excuse. And, Halae Anderson, of Twin Valley, Minn., deceives her friends to prevent them from taking advantage of her belongings. With little white lies, stretching the truth has become a part of these students’ daily lives. And, they aren’t alone.
For an afternoon lunch at Dakota Harvest Bakers, Lori Perkerewicz, of East Grand Forks, wore an eye-catching neon pink striped top, a bright scarf and a vibrant blue cross body bag. Below the waist, her look was a bit more tamed with casual leggings and pale pink cowboy boots.
My entire life I’ve been a spender, not a saver. As a preteen, my allowance and babysitting money was spent on lip gloss and nail polish. In high school, my limited funds went towards various forms of entertainment. In college, I started a style blog and spent all my extra cash on new clothes, shoes and accessories. Realizing I had a problem, I established some spending limits, allowing myself just one fashion purchase a month. But, when I wasn’t spending money on clothes, I was spending money elsewhere.
PERLEY, Minn. -- Perley native Michelle Uberreste’s time on “Project Runway: Under the Gunn” may be over, but her design career has just begun. Uberreste was eliminated in the Lifetime show’s ninth episode, but she’s taking what she learned from the experience and applying it to her career.
Nearly one year ago, Josh and Mary Hoeckle combined their passions and opened The Ember. Tucked between Level 10 Martini Lounge and an apartment building, the two-story coffee shop and live music venue is still striving to make a name for itself in the heart of downtown Grand Forks. The coffee shop, at 8 N. Third Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, which puts it in constant competition with the bar scene. But, that doesn’t bother the husband-wife managing team.