This is the correct order to apply your skincare products

A consultant dermatologist runs through the steps for your morning and night products so you can reap all the benefits.

During lockdown, you may have found yourself delegating more time towards a skincare routine. It’s one of the few things that can provide a bit of structure to your day. In fact, members of the Stylist team have noted that it’s also a great way to practice self-care. 

It’s also satisfying when you notice that a great skincare product is actually working. “To see long-term benefits for your skin it is important to stick to a skincare routine,” says Dr Anjali Mahto, consultant dermatologist at Skin55 and author of The Skincare Bible: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Great Skin

However, it’s important to stick with your routine to see the full benefits of your products’ ingredients. “How long it is before you see results depends on the product and its purpose,” says Dr Mahto. “For active ingredients such as vitamin A for example, it can take up to 12 weeks to see any real benefits to the skin. People often chop and change their routines too quickly and it is worth being patient to see full benefits from skincare.”

She adds: “Like everything in life and this applies to skin in the same way as exercise and nutrition, there is no magic bullet or quick fix to see results. Sustained behaviour over a long period of time is where one will reap the benefits.”

But with so many incredible ingredients out there, it can be tricky to know the best way to order your skincare products and reap all the benefits as effectively as possible.

Here, Dr Mahto runs through the products you should be using in a basic morning and nighttime skincare routine. Plus, the correct order to use and layer them…

MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

What products should you use in the morning?

“For a basic skincare routine, morning products should include cleanser, antioxidant serum, moisturiser and sunscreen.”

What order should you use your morning products in?

“The first step of the morning skincare routine is cleansing.This removes any actives applied overnight and creates a fresh base for other products to then be applied.Oily and blemish-prone skin types can benefit from foaming cleansers whilst those with dry, sensitive or mature skin may prefer to opt for a cream cleanser.

“After cleansing, apply a few drops of antioxidant serum, for example vitamin C.Serums should be layered under moisturisers as often it is best to go from “thinnest to thickest” to aid absorption; however, this is not a hard and fast rule as there are very few clinical studies which actually look at what order of products is best.

“Once the serum has been applied, for those with normal, sensitive or dry skin types will benefit from a moisturiser to help smooth out the surface appearance of the skin, prevent water loss from the skin surface, and improve the barrier function of the skin.

“Finally, broad-spectrum sunscreen, ideally SPF 30-50 with UVA and UVB protection should be applied to the skin; aim for half a teaspoon to the face and neck.It is better to use a separate sunscreen rather than SPF in your moisturiser as it offers greater protection from the sun.Many sunscreens come in a moisturising base and those with oily or acneic skin may wish to skip moisturiser and apply the sunscreen directly after their antioxidant serum.”

NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE

What products should you use in the at night?

“I would recommend a micellar water, cleanser, vitamin A and moisturiser at night.”

What order should you use your night products in?

“The first part of your night time skincare routine should be to remove make-up and sunscreen and I find the easiest way to do this is with a micellar water although other options such as cleansing balms exist. The key is to ensure you are double cleansing to remove all the products applied during the day.

“After make-up has been removed then I would suggest using a facial cleanser, similar to the morning format. Oily skins may prefer a foaming cleanser where dry skin types may want to opt for a cream cleanser instead. The second cleanse will remove any dirt, sweat, bacteria or grime the skin has come into contact with during the day as well as residual skincare products.

“Once the skin is clean it means it is prepared for the next steps. Using a vitamin A or retinoid based cream at night to the face can then help with tackling the signs of premature skin ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Retinoids will boost collagen production and improve skin cell turnover improving overall skin tone.

“Fifteen to 20 minutes after applying the vitamin A product, using a simple fragrance-free moisturiser to the skin can be of benefit. Vitamin A can irritate the skin leading to dryness, sensitivity and flaking. Using a moisturiser afterwards can help reduce these symptoms and improve tolerability.”

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Troika’s Ben Hall Talks Production, Growth & And Holding Onto A-List Talent In First Interview As Executive Chairman Of UK Agency In Transition

EXCLUSIVE: Blue chip UK talent agency Troika, which reps 300+ clients, is going through a significant transition following the announced departure of co-founders Conor McCaughan and Michael Duff after 15 years at the helm. In his first interview in the role, we spoke to new Executive Chairman Ben Hall about the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Hall ran Curtis Brown as CEO from 2012 until 2018. He served as joint CEO of Original Talent following its acquisition of Curtis Brown from 2016 through to his departure last April. He has also acted as an executive producer on multiple film and TV projects, including BBC and Amazon’s McMafia. In his new role he will support the existing leadership team and head up the development and growth of the division both in the UK and the U.S. He will report directly into the Drama and Comedy Board.

The UK exec only started at Troika last week, just in time for its rebrand as YMU Drama and Comedy. The YMU group of agencies is backed by European private equity firm Trilantic Europe.

It’s a delicate moment for the agency, whose starry client roster has included Michael Fassbender, Ruth Wilson, Lena Headey, Daniel Kaluuya, Karen Gillan, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Joe Cole, Peter Capaldi and Matt Smith.

Until recently, one of Troika’s most prized assets was Fifty Shades and The Fall star Jamie Dornan but we understand from multiple sources that the actor is no longer with the agency (he is no longer listed on their website, either). Fassbender, it is widely assumed, will ultimately follow his long-time agent McCaughan, with whom he also has production company DMC Film. Of the names noted above, Fassbender, Headey and Coel are not currently listed as clients on the website. On IMDB, Troika isn’t listed as a contact for Headey and Coel. Troika declined to comment on the status of talent.

Many of the agency’s stars were brought in by McCaughan and Duff whose contracts officially run until the end of the year. We hear both men will enjoy sizeable pay-days and will have to carry out decent periods of gardening leave before they can launch new ventures, which are also expected. It remains to be seen how many of Troika’s roster will also look for pastures new.

Here’s our interview with Hall, in which he discusses the current landscape, company direction and the agency’s roster.

DEADLINE: Ben, congrats on the new gig. Why did this move make sense for you now?

Ben Hall: I’ve known the guys a really long time. Neil [Global CEO Neil Rodford] and I go back longer than we’d like to reveal. We’ve always shared a vision for how the UK representation market should develop. When I finished my tour of duty at Curtis Brown and took some time to reflect, it felt natural that we’d work together. It was pretty organic. It crystalized in the last month or so.

DEADLINE: Going forward, will Troika focus on management or a traditional agency model?

Hall: I think one of the major things everyone is looking at the major re-organization and disruption that is going on in the states at the moment. Our vision is something more akin to a management operation, which to an extent YMU has offered already through its many strands. One of the things we’re looking at is how to rewire the more traditional representation model for the 21st century. I think the old days of deal-breaking being the major activity is starting to be not enough service for clients.

DEADLINE: How important will production be?

There’s a brilliant production infrastructure out there in the UK. We should be very proud of that. We’re not trying to disrupt that, but there is an opportunity to help clients go further along the road through acquisition of IP and for clients to have their own development services, to work in partnership with them. YMU isn’t looking to own IP rights, but development, discovery of material, making sure clients are able to push on with passion projects — yes, absolutely.

DEADLINE: YMU has spoken about further growth in 2020 and beyond. What does that mean?

It’s no secret that YMU wants to make big investments in the drama area. There remain opportunities. Our aim is to give our clients the best representation platform. It’s three years since the Troika acquisition and we would love to partner up and increase the scale with other interested entities.

DEADLINE: It sounds like there will be further M&A to come…

Watch this space…

DEADLINE: Are there any incomings or outgoings among staff in coming months?

Micheal and Conor are amazing agents and built an amazing company. We’re really excited in the team that are here. It’s time for us to invest in that generation.

DEADLINE: Those guys amassed a great client list. How many of their clients will be staying?

We’ll have to see how it shakes out. We’re offering an amazing service. It’s a fantastic roster. There could be some flux, which opens up possibilities for new clients, but I’m really confident in the level of talent the team will be representing going forward. Troika is arguably the leading talent agency in the UK. I feel confident and relaxed about it. The engine that Michael and Conor built will continue. If you obsess about particular clients it can be a harrowing process.

DEADLINE: Will you be re-starting your own list?

My role is to support Paul Randle (Managing Director) and Mary Bekhait (UK CEO). I will bring my expertise from Curtis Brown as a specialist in the drama area but I also have a fair amount of department development experience having overseen the creation of the talent department at Curtis Brown. I’m not expecting to be re-starting my roster. I’m there to augment the team.

DEADLINE: Does YMU have a film and TV presence in LA? What are the U.S. opportunities for the company?

We don’t have a presence in a significant way. That is one of YMU’s ultimate strategic goals and I understand they are actively pursuing certain opportunities and open to looking at others.

DEADLINE: Will you hire more agents in London?

We’re always looking to recruit the right people; those with the right culture and ambition. We’re open to it and keen to grow in that area. We currently have around 12-13 agents.

DEADLINE: Do you have something on the go on the production side?

Not yet. I’ve been ‘in my garden’ between jobs…

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Young men are more likely to be lonely than older people

Young men living in ‘individualistic’ countries like the US and UK are more likely to be lonely than older people or women, study finds

  • The research included responses on loneliness from 46,000 people worldwide 
  • The data came from the BBC Loneliness Experiment of people aged from 16-99
  • Authors phrased questions in a way that avoided saying lonely due to stigmas
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Young people and men say they are lonely more often than older people and women, according to a large scale global study. 

More than 46,000 people took part in the study – ranging in age from 16-99 and it found there was a steady decrease in loneliness as people get older.

The study was carried out by Exeter, Manchester and Brunel universities and they found a young man living in the UK or the US would be the loneliest. 

Researchers say in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and lockdown measures, special attention should be paid to how it affects the loneliness of young people.  

More than 46,000 people took part in the study – ranging in age from 16-99 and it found there was a steady decrease in loneliness as people get older

The research is the first to be published based on responses to the BBC Loneliness Experiment – a survey of 55,000 people on how lonely they feel. 

Questions were asked in a way that avoided using words like lonely, to combat any stigma younger men and those in more individualistic societies might hold. 

Authors of the study say the gradual decrease in loneliness with age holds across all countries and cultures but is slowed by a more collectivist society such as Brazil. 

‘Contrary to what people may expect, loneliness is not a predicament unique to older people,’ said Professor Manuela Barreto, of the University of Exeter.

‘In fact, younger people report greater feelings of loneliness,’ Barreto said.

Loneliness stems from the sense that one’s social connections aren’t as good as desired and could be due to differences in expectations between younger and older people, the researcher said. 

‘The age pattern we discovered seems to hold across many countries and cultures.’

Professor Pamela Qualter, from the University of Manchester, said the evidence for a difference in loneliness linked to gender was mixed. 

‘There is an awareness that admitting to feeling ‘lonely’ can be especially stigmatising for men,’ said Qualter.

‘However, when this word is not used in the measures, men sometimes report more loneliness than women. This is indeed what we found.’

Using survey responses from 237 countries, islands and territories, the researchers were able to carry out an unprecedented analysis of cultural differences.

The study was carried out by Exeter, Manchester and Brunel universities and they found a young man living in the UK or the US would be the loneliest

‘This is particularly important because evidence for cultural differences in loneliness is very mixed and culture can affect actual and desired social interactions in opposite directions,’ said Barreto.

‘In addition, it can be argued that admitting to feeling lonely is also more stigmatising in individualistic societies, where people are expected to be self-reliant and autonomous.’

KEY FINDINGS: YOUNG MEN ARE MORE LONELY THAN WOMEN 

  • Younger people are more lonely than those in middle-age
  • Middle-age people are more lonely than older people
  • You get less lonely as you get older 
  • Men are more lonely than women
  • People in individualistic societies such as the UK and US are more lonely 

They used survey questions that didn’t directly refer to loneliness as a way to identify signs that people are lonely in groups where there is a stigma.

This included among people living in more individualistic societies – such as the UK and US – where they found a higher degree of loneliness than among those in collectivist societies such as Brazil. 

Authors say it is possible that individualistic societies are particularly isolating for younger men and collectivist cultures particularly beneficial for older women. 

‘It is true that younger people are better able to use technology to access social relationships,’ said Qualter. 

‘It is also known that when this is done as a replacement – rather than an extension – of those relationships it does not mitigate loneliness,’ the researcher said.

The findings have been published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. 

RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO DIE OF LONELINESS

Research suggests it is possible to ‘die of loneliness’.

A major study published March 2018 suggested social isolation can increase the chance of a stroke by 39 per cent and premature death by 50 per cent.

Loneliness may raise the risk of a heart attack by more than 40 per cent, researchers found.

The analysis was based on the health records of 480,000 Britons – making it the largest study of its kind.

Those who already had cardiovascular problems were far more likely to die early if they were isolated, suggesting the importance of family and friends in aiding recovery.

The research team, which included British academics, said lonely people had a higher rates of chronic diseases and smoking and showed more symptoms of depression.

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Little Richard Once Said About Michael Jackson: in 'Some of the Things That He Does', 'You See Little Richard'

Little Richard in May of 2020, leaving behind an undeniable legacy in music. Via bold style choices and a fearless confidence, the late singer influenced artists like Prince and David Bowie. Michael Jackson, who became one of the most famous singers of all time, also cited Little Richard as an influence. Little Richard claimed that impact, as well.

In a 1980s interview, Michael Jackson cited Little Richard as an influence

RELATED: How Michael Jackson Influenced People and The World

As Business Insider and several other publications reported, Little Richard was a huge influence on several prominent musicians that came after him. Including Michael Jackson, of course.

His work has been covered by fellow music legends like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and the Beatles, Rolling Stone noted. Other prominent musicians across soul and rock including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding cited Little Richard as an influence.

The Guardian recently published an interview with Michael Jackson that was done in 1983.

“Sylvie Simmons, writing for the leading US rock magazine Creem, interviewed the 24-year-old star on the set for the video of ‘Beat It’ – one of the many classic songs from his new LP, Thriller, which was to become the biggest selling album of all time,” the Guardian wrote.

At one point in the piece, Simmons comments on Jackson’s condo in the San Fernando Valley, where she notices an impressive “record collection ranging from Smokey Robinson to Macca, with stops at funk, new wave, classical and just about anything else.” Jackson told the journalist about the musicians he found impactful — naming Little Richard in particular. The iconic pop singer shared:

James Brown, Ray Charles, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and Little Richard – I think they had strong influences on a lot of people, because these were the guys who really got rock’n’roll going. I like to start with the origin of things, because once it gets along it changes. It’s so interesting to see how it really was in the beginning.

Jackson once bought publishing rights to some of Little Richard’s songs

But Jackson and Little Richard have another connection besides creative influence.

In 1985, Jackson bought the rights to a Beatles catalog (after he outbid an actual Beatle, Paul McCartney). But the collection also included some of Little Richard’s music.

At the time, Jackson was unaware that the Beatles had the rights to Speciality Records — Little Richard’s label for part of his career. When the Rolling Stone interviewed Little Richard in the early 2000s, he told the publication that back then, Jackson had also offered the legendary singer a job.

“Michael Jackson owns the Specialty stuff now,” Little Richard explained. “He offered me a job with his publishing company once, for the rest of my life, as a writer. At the time, I didn’t take it. I wish I had now.”

Little Richard spoke highly of fellow singer Michael Jackson — and discussed his own influence on the ‘Beat It’ star

On the Joan Rivers Show in 1985, Little Richard had only kind things to say of Jackson:

“He is a genius and is smart and I’m very proud of Michael Jackson – he’s an innovator, he’s an emancipator,” Little Richard gushed. The singer went on to comment on his opinion that Jackson’s artistic choices must be informed by his own legacy.

“Michael Jackson, his style of dressing, and some of the things that he does – if you look at some of my old pictures, you see Little Richard,” he said.

The two hugely popular singers remained on good terms. Before Jackson’s death, the “Smooth Criminal” singer gave Little Richard his publishing rights back.

Chance the Rapper tweeted about Jackson’s kind gesture recently, writing:

… Michael Jackson purchased SonyATV and the Beatles publishing in the 80s he was unaware that it came with Little Richard’s Publishing. He GAVE Richard his publishing back for free worth an estimated 40 million dollars. That’s love.

RELATED: 5 Little Richard Songs That Prove He Was ‘The Innovator, Originator, and Architect of Rock and Roll’

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Brace yourselves: Glow-in-the-dark Crocs are coming

If you want to give your work-from-home footwear an upgrade (or just want to see where you’re going when shuffling from the living room to the bedroom at midnight), you’re going to be keen on the Chaos Fishing Club x Crocs collab.

The partnership is launching shoes that look like your standard classic white Crocs clog in the daylight, but glow in the dark if you turn the lights off.

They’re also available with 3D charms you can stick through the holes of the Crocs, swap out, and remove, to add some extra style to your footwear.

We guess you could wear them as a statement piece when out at night, or just enjoy as a flashy update to the slippers you shove on when you take the bins out on a Sunday evening.


The collab features BEAMS T, too, and also includes socks and T-shirts.

The Chaos Fishing Club x Crocs Classic Clog will be priced at ¥9,800 (around £75), but will likely be bought up and speedily put on ebay at an inflated price – so if you’re keen to get glow in the dark plastic kicks, move quickly.

The T-shirt, meanwhile, will be priced at ¥6,000 (£45) and the socks will be ¥3,200 (£24).

The collection will launch at BEAMs T on 30 May. Mark your calendars.

H/T Hypebeast.

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Kate Middleton feels ‘exhausted’ and ‘trapped’ after Megxit

Perhaps we’ll have “Katexit” next.

After the rather abrupt exit of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry from the royal lifestyle, Kate Middleton has had to shoulder the burden of all of Meghan’s former royal duties leaving her feeling “exhausted” and “trapped,” E! News revealed.

According to a friend close to Middleton, “Kate is furious about the larger workload. Of course she’s smiling and dressing appropriately but she doesn’t want this.”

“She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.”

Though the coronavirus has put a stop to all of her usual daily activities, the source revealed that these feelings have been coming on for a while now.

In the absence of Markle, Middleton has taken on dozens of engagements in the past month.

“Kate understands that the only credo of the Royal Family is duty, duty, duty. Whereas with the Sussexes it is constant uncertainty,” the source said.

The tension between Middleton and Markle goes back all the way to her wedding day, where Kate wanted the bridesmaids to follow the established protocol, but Markel did not.

“There was an incident at the wedding rehearsal. It was a hot day and apparently, there was a row over whether the bridesmaids should wear tights or not. Kate, following protocol, felt that they should. Meghan didn’t want them to.”

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Boy, 9, has leg amputated after hit-and-run by motorcyclist leaves him with life-changing injuries

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy has had his leg amputated after a hit-and-run at a local park left him seriously injured.

The youngster suffered the life-changing injury after he was hit by a motorcyclist who allegedly fled the scene in Hull.


A 24-year-old has been charged with five offences, including failing to stop at the scene on Monday.

Jerome Cawkwell, from Hull, will appear in court today charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

Cops said the biker was not wearing a helmet or a shirt and was riding a red and orange motorcycle.

One witness said they saw heavy police presence and that the gates had to be cut so the ambulance to get access.

The force said: "Police are in attendance at a collision between a motorcycle and a nine-year-old boy.
"It is reported that a motorbike, being ridden off-road on Rosemead Park near Southcoates Lane in Hull, was in collision with the boy who was a pedestrian at around 12 noon.

"The boy has sustained serious and life-changing injuries in the collision."

A spokesperson for local Humberside Police later said: "A man has been charged with five offences after a nine-year-old boy suffered life-changing injuries in a collision on Rosmead Playing Fields, Hull yesterday, Monday, May 25."

"Jerome Cawkwell, 24, of Cambridge Grove, Hull has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence, using a vehicle without insurance and using a vehicle not in efficient working order.

"He has been remanded in custody to appear before Hull Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 27 May."

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Shubman Gill: India batsman has numbers to back up ‘future of cricket’ tag

Who are cricket’s emerging players? Each week, we will focus on ‘the next big thing’ in the sport and this week it’s India starlet Shubman Gill…

It’s dangerous to judge a player based purely on their stats.

Take Ben Stokes, for example. His Test batting average of 36.54 and bowling average of 32.68 don’t really highlight how good he is, how he has stood up in pressure moments and, in some cases, seemingly lost causes, or how integral he has become for England with both bat and ball.

But it is hard to look at Indian prospect Shubnam Gill’s numbers and not become excited – and it is no surprise that Rohit Sharma recently labelled the 20-year-old as the “future of Indian cricket.”

Top-order batsman Gill has scored over 2,000 runs in his 21 first-class games, striking seven hundreds – including one in just his second match – and 10 fifties at 73.55. He passed 1,000 runs in only his 15th knock.

He also managed 372 runs in five innings at an average of 124 when India won the 2018 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand and Australia, scooping the Player of the Tournament gong as a result.

He starred home and away for India Under-19s against England Under-19s in 2017, scoring two tons in four ODIs in India and then two centuries across red and white-ball formats in the reciprocal series on the road.

And, just before the coronavirus pandemic halted cricket, he managed two hundreds and a fifty in two games batting for India A against New Zealand A, with 423 runs in total at an average in excess of 200.

The numbers are definitely there for Gill, but so is how and when he gets them, with many of his standout innings coming when eyes are on him, when his team needs them most or when others are faltering.

His career-best 268 in the Ranji Trophy – India’s first-class tournament – came in a game in which no other batsman reached three figures, while an innings of 148 almost single-handedly took Punjab to a successful run chase of 338 against Hyderabad before the game ended in a draw.

In that aforementioned Under-19 World Cup triumph, in which Gill served as India vice-captain, his best knock came in the semi-final against rivals Pakistan when his unbeaten 102 propelled his side – for whom no one else passed 47 – from 166-5 to 272-9 as he marshalled the tail exceptionally.

Gill’s strike rate was above 108 yet he cracked only seven boundaries, with his manipulation of the field and brisk running a staple of his innings, something he says he learnt as a youngster.

“There used to be three-four matches going on [in the Chandigarh maidans] and the leg-side was cordoned off. So I had to focus on playing only on the off-side. Because of that, I learnt to also play straight and nudge the ball for singles,” Gill – who went on to score a quick-fire 31 as India beat Australia by eight wickets in the final – said at the time.

Gill had been snapped up by Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders for around 280,000 US dollars before the Under-19 World Cup had got under way – and showed his new side what he was capable of in that year’s IPL after a promotion to No 4 in the batting order.

The right-hander hit 57 not out from 36 balls against Chennai Super Kings after being elevated from No 7 as his side reached their target of 178 with 14 balls to spare. Gill brought up his maiden IPL fifty from just 32 deliveries and struck three fours off Shane Watson in the first six balls he faced.

Speaking afterwards, KKR captain Dinesh Karthik eulogised over his young charge: “The boy is special. I don’t want to hype him up so much, but you can see that he has a lot of years of India blues in him. His ability to hit first-ball boundaries regularly is incredible.”

Gill finished his debut season with 203 runs in 11 innings, while he was then named Emerging Player of the Year in the 2019 IPL after striking 296 runs in 14 games, a campaign speckled with three half-centuries, including a best of 76 from 45 balls opening the batting against Mumbai Indians.

The youngster also nabbed records from Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli last year.

First, he overtook Gambhir as the youngest batsman to score a double hundred for a side representing India in first-class cricket when he made 204 for India A against West Indies A at the age of 19 years and 334 days.

Then, he beat Kohli’s record as the youngest captain in the final of the Deodhar Trophy – an Indian List A competition – when he skippered India C at the age of 20 years and seven days.

These accolades may have come as no shock to Gill’s father, though, who moved the family across Punjab, from Fazilka to Mohali, when his son was young, so that they could live near the PCA Stadium, believing that closeness to cricket would inspire his talented offspring.

“He only played cricket since he was three-years-old. Kids of that age would play with toys. He never asked for such things. It was only bat and ball for him. He used to sleep with a bat and ball,” Lakhwinder Singh said of his son.

Gill is yet to play a senior international in Mohali, or indeed India, with his two ODI appearances to date coming in New Zealand in January 2019.

Scores of nine and seven batting at No 3 were hardly the most electrifying start but Gill, as Karthik and Rohit mentioned, seems set to be an important cog in India’s machine over the coming years.

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Why Fans Think Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian Are the Most Down to Earth Kar-Jenner Sisters

The Kardashian-Jenners rose to stardom with their reality show and never looked back, but has their fame ruined their ability to be grounded? It’s a question that was posed on Reddit recently, as fans debated who among the sisters is the most down to earth. Most people seemed to agree that Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian are more down to earth than their siblings.

Fans think Kourtney and Kim are the most down to earth

A discussion kicked off on Reddit, as one user asked, “Which Karjenner do you think is genuinely the most down to earth?”

As these things go, there was a range of answers, with fans picking different sisters for a variety of reasons. There were a number of people who picked Kourtney and Kim, with the belief that, in general, they’re more “authentic” than their famous sisters.

The Redditor who posed the question picked Kim as most downto earth, explaining, “Even though she’s probably the most famous, she alwaysseems kind and thoughtful when we see her interact with strangers.”

“Weirdly enough I think I agree,” another Reddit user commented. “Kim always tries to understand people from all walks of life and is definitely very polite and engaging. Kourtney is aloof, Khloe is very demanding (remember when the staff at that resort told her they unloaded True’s bags when they hadn’t yet and she flipped out about being ‘lied’ to).”

Another Redditor simply explained, “Kim. If it all went awayand they had to live in the real world I think she would cope the best.”

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RELATED: ‘KUWTK’: Kim and Kourtney Kardashian’s Fight Was So Intense, Kim Was Bleeding

Some thought Kourtney was the obvious answer

Other fans weren’t sure about Kim being the most down to earth, with many believing that Kourtney might be less influenced by the celebrity life.

“Kourtney and Kim for different reasons,” one Redditor answered, explaining, “Kourtney is very authentic and true to herself and she stands firm on a lot of her opinions which makes her seem more real since she talks about everyday problems.”

On the other hand, the Reddit user thinks that Kim is “very self aware to the masses and normal in a sense as well” and pointed to her career ambitions of becoming a lawyer.

Another fan didn’t think Kim is the obvious choice, choosingKourtney and explaining, “I would say Kim but she just seems too calculating tome. Kourtney seems like a b*tch to the outside world but I can relate to her soI get it lol.”

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Fans picked the least down to earth sister

Among the commentary was a discussion about Kourtney, with one Redditor saying, “I think Kourtney is authentic but def not down to earth… the woman acts like she works night shifts in a hospital when in reality her ‘job’ she touts so much about is being on a reality TV show and managing a lifestyle brand.”

“I agree,” another Reddit user said. “Just because Kourtneydoesn’t like being a celebrity doesn’t mean she’s ‘down to earth.’”

As for who is least down to earth in the family, some said Kylie and others Kendall — and one Redditor explained she “is rude as hell to regular staff and she has absolutely no idea what it’s like to not be rich or well known.”

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‘Worst nightmare’: Woman’s French bulldog dies after eating popular houseplant

A Wisconsin woman is spreading an urgent warning to dog owners after her beloved French bulldog died from eating a popular $5 house plant.

Devastated Kate Wagner said her “spunky and energetic” pup Lily became critically ill after munching on leaves from a sago palm, a common plant that can be extremely poisonous to animals and humans if ingested.

“[Lily] was a ray of sunshine in our home that is missed dearly,” Wagner told The Post on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post earlier this month, Wagner described her ordeal, saying she had no idea the 6-inch plant she bought from a garden center last summer would ultimately become her “worst nightmare.”

“I have seen this plant for sale on the shelves at Walmart, Lowes, and Home Depot sitting among other harmless household plants with zero warning label attached,” she wrote.

Wagner’s one-and-a-half-year-old pooch was left fighting for her life after getting into the greenery, and had to be put on a feeding tube and medication schedule.

She ultimately passed away on May 16 after a long fight.

“She fought hard, loved hard, and gave us a couple butt wiggles just before she just couldn’t fight any longer,” Wagner wrote.

“We loved her so very much and gave her all the love and care in the weeks since the incident we could possibly give. We are truly devastated.”

Now, Wagner said she’s trying to spread the word to keep this from happening to other pets.

“If you are a houseplant lover, please research your house plants prior to purchasing. Even if you think the house plant is in a secure location, mischievous little paws may still get into trouble,” she wrote.

Wagner also told The Post that she’d like to encourage garden centers to label toxic plants.

She pointed to a tool on the ASPCA’s website about houseplants that can be poisonous to pets, which would have “saved Lily’s life in hindsight.”

“I wish I would have known,” she said.

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