Spooky szn may be over, but American Horror Storyseason 10 news keeps rolling in. Creator Ryan Murphy just delivered a bunch of new details about his latest horror stories…yes, plural.
Here’s everything we know so far:
It’s happening. But you already knew that. After season nine—an ode to ’80s slasher films—aired, the FX anthology series was green-lighted through season 13. At the Television Critics Association 2019 winter press tour, FX Networks chairman John Landgraf announced the news and called AHS creators Murphy and Brad Falchuk “the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series.”
The cast list has been posted. First things first: Sarah Paulson returns! Now that that’s out of the way, enjoy this Instagram post from Murphy in which he announces who’s back (and who’s new) for season 10.
Here’s who signed on:
Exciting returns include Bates, Paulson, and Peters, who were deeply missed in season nine. Notably missing are Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange, two major players in the franchise.
But it’s the addition of Culkin in the number-two slot that may prove to be the most interesting choice. While his brother, Kieran Culkin, is killing it on Succession, the Home Alone child star has slowly been making his way back into the public eye.
“I enjoy acting. I enjoy being on set,” Culkin said in an Esquirecover story. “I don’t enjoy a lot of the other things that come around it. What’s a good analogy? The Shawshank Redemption. The way he gets out of prison is to crawl through a tube of shit, you know? It feels like to get to that kind of freedom, I’d have to crawl through a tube of shit. And you know what? I’ve built a really nice prison for myself. It’s soft. It’s sweet. It smells nice. You know? It’s plush.”
Kaia Gerber is joining the cast. “Very excited to announce that Kaia Gerber is joining the American Horror Story family,” Murphy announced on Instagram in March. It’s unclear if she’ll be in the story “by the sea,” “by the sand,” or both.
Wearing your hair in braids, locs, or your natural hair texture to work will now be legally protected in the state of Delaware. Governor John Carney officially signed the bill for the Crown Act into law on Tuesday, April 13, making Delaware the latest state to make hair discrimination in schools and the workplace illegal. States that have already enacted the historic legislation include California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, Washington, Virginia, Connecticut, and New Mexico.
In the remaining states, it is still legally permitted for employers to police Black hair for an apparent lack of “professionalism.” It’s been far too long (centuries in fact) that Black women in America have been told their hair is “ugly,” “unprofessional,” and “distracting.” Even children have been taken out of classrooms, sent home early, or barred from events like sports for simply wearing their hair out or in braids, while workers across industries can lose their jobs due to a hairstyle.
On July 3, 2019, California became the first state to sign the Crown Act into law after it was put forward by Democratic state senator Holly J. Mitchell. “My vision for the bill is twofold,” Mitchell told Glamour at the time. “First, by introducing the bill, I wanted to use it as an opportunity to educate my colleagues about the unique experience and opportunities of having Black hair. I didn’t want them to see it as a negative. Because of my natural hair texture, I have the unique opportunity to wear these amazing natural hairstyles.”
The Crown Act was passed on a federal level by the U.S. House of Representatives last fall, but it currently awaits review by the Senate. If approved, hair discrimination will be made illegal across all 50 states. Until then, you can sign the official petition to request lawmakers in your state support the bill and share our PSA on why this legislation is absolutely crucial.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram@bellacacciatore_.
I generally think about my makeup bag as a rotating cast of characters, since I’m always on the hunt for the Next Best Thing. However, the Hourglass Vanish Concealer has managed to unexpectedly make itself the lone series regular in my collection—and the only product I’ve actually replenished in a year.
Although I’m willing to try just about anything, like a true Taurus, my standards of what I use on a regular basis are pretty high, especially when it comes to complexion products. After a decade of dealing with cystic acne, I’ve come to treat foundation and concealer like my security blankets, and expect cashmere-level quality from them.
I need my concealer to cover what it needs to cover—acne, scarring, and insomnia-induced dark circles—while still looking weightless and natural. I dislike the look of heavy makeup almost as much as I dislike my bare skin, so it has to look seamless and natural. I also refuse to use two different concealers for my dark circles and pimples since my vanity is chaotic enough as it is, so it has to be able to work on both under-eyes and flaky pimples.
The Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer is one of the only formulas I’ve found that I don’t have to compromise on, so I was thrilled to see the rest of our Glamour Beauty Awards judges agreed it’s a winner. The highly pigmented formula covers both acne and dark circles with minimal effort, and despite its coverage, it never looks cakey or flat. The shade Creme perfectly disappears into my skin, and it stays put all day long.
While the coverage is great, where this concealer really shines is the finish. The name doesn’t lie, it really makes my skin look filtered. It also has a luminous quality that blurs and brightens, without a speck of glitter—if you’ve ever used the brand’s iconic finishing powder, it has a similar effect. Basically, it’s the closest to IRL Photoshop a girl can get.
No matter how chaotic my makeup collection gets, it’s nice to know I can always count on this concealer to get the job done.
Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram@bellacacciatore_.
It’s the end of a long day in front of the computer and you’re feeling off. Maybe you have a headache. Maybe you feel nauseous. Maybe you have cybersickness.
What is cybersickness?
Although it sounds like it’s something that afflicts only robots, cybersickness is a very real phenomenon that’s becoming more and more common as our lives become increasingly screen-centric.
Researchers in the early ‘90s began to use the word to describe when virtual reality users experienced motion sickness while playing games. But you don’t need to be wearing a VR set to feel the annoying and sometimes debilitating side effects of cybersickness.
“Say you’re scrolling on a screen for a long period of time and it’s filling up your visual field—that can give your body the sense that it’s moving,” explains Matthew Crowson, M.D., a neurotologist at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. “However, your body knows that you’re not moving. It’s that conflict of signals that drives the symptoms of cybersickness.”
To date, much of the research on cybersickness has been related to virtual reality, with studies estimating anywhere from 20-95% of users experience some form of cybersickness, depending on how immersive the content is. Considering how common it is, chances are you’ve experienced it.
Is cybersickness different from motion sickness?
With cybersickness and motion sickness there is conflict between your ears and eyes, which your brain is not a fan of.
The symptoms of the two are almost identical, but sensory-wise they’re caused by opposite things. With motion sickness your body is moving in space, such as in a moving car or on a boat rocking at sea, but your eyes aren’t getting the same information. Crowson gives the example of reading while in a car: Your eyes are focused on the words thinking you’re stationary, but the rest of your body is sensing the movement of the car.
What are the symptoms of cybersickness?
“Dizziness is the prominent complaint,” says Crowson. “Typically people feel nauseous, tired and fatigued.”
A 2018 study in the Journal of Applied Physiology looked at the symptoms from motion sickness in comparison to cybersickness from VR and found a variety of overlapping symptoms, with nausea being the most common. Other complaints included dizziness, sweating, and feeling hot.
A 2020 study discovered that cybersickness can last long after the exposure impacting, “stability, hand-eye coordination, visual functioning and general well-being.” Crowson echoes these findings, revealing cybersickness can last up to seven hours after exposure.
What causes cybersickness?
Everything from scrolling quickly on your phone—think playing games or zooming through social media— to having a large screen in front of you (computer or TV) with fast moving images can cause you to have cybersickness. And yes, that could include watching action scenes in a spy movie.
“Your eyes and ears have a balance system that helps your body sense where it is in space,” says Crowson. “With cybersickness, your eyes think you’re moving but you’re stationary. It’s a sensory conflict.”
In his work, Crowson has also found a strong correlation between migraine sufferers and those who also suffer from cybersickness. The main reason being migraine sufferers are visually sensitive and tend to have issues with motion sickness too.
How do you treat cybersickness?
The moment you feel the onset of symptoms you should take a break from whatever screen you’re looking at. Crowson says you need to give your brain the visual cues you’re not moving, ideally by looking at the horizon (which depending on where you live might not be possible). Even if you can’t see the horizon, anything outside or not moving around you will do.
Sofia Wylie’s first four months of 2021 are going pretty well. Example A: For this interview, she calls me from a former castle in Northern Ireland, which has been refurbished into a luxury hotel. Example B: She’s on location for her upcoming role in Netflix’s The School for Good and Evil, which also stars Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Michelle Yeoh and is directed by Paul Feig. Example C: She’s about to reprise her role as Gina in season two of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (May 14, Disney+). And finally, she’s partnering with iconic hair brand Bumble and bumble for its new and enhanced Bb. Curl collection.
It’s that last part that has the 17-year-old actor/singer/dancer particularly excited, given that she’s letting her gorgeous curls go natural and free while abroad. “I’ve run into my hot tools not working with the plugs here, so just having the luxury of air drying my hair is wonderful,” she says. She attributes that to Bb. Curl’s moisture shampoo, 3-in-1 conditioner, and more, which she says provides major hydration for her very dry hair.
“I have used many different products throughout my natural hair journey, but this collection is definitely my favorite,” she says. “It doesn’t weigh my hair down and still gives me that feather-like feeling, especially since I need it to last through a few days of filming without getting frizzy. I love it.”
Bb. Curl Moisturizing Shampoo
Bumble & bumble
Bb. Curl 3 in 1 Conditioner
Bumble & bumble
Bb Curl Defining Cream
Bumble & bumble
So what else does Wylie swear by? Time for another round of Glamour‘s Big Beauty Questions, where she reveals all that and more.
What beauty trend are you obsessed with right now?
I’ve been loving the curtain bang trend. During quarantine, a lot of people were cutting their own curtain bangs, and I might have fallen subject to cutting my hair a few times. I probably shouldn’t have done it, but it’s so fun watching people cutting their own hair and then trying yourself. I learned to just go slow and don’t do an emotional big chop. And then I’m also obsessed with a nice graphic eyeliner. It’s so much fun to try different designs on your eyes, so I’ve been using Dior’s pencil eyeliner, which I really, really love. I used it every day on set of High School Musical.
Dior Crayon Eyeliner
What’s one beauty rule you think is BS?
I think having to use a makeup sponge or a brush in order to blend things well. I know using your fingers and your hands isn’t always the most hygienic thing to do, but it really does get the job done. So long as you wash your hands and make sure they’re clean, they really are the best blending appliance you can get.
What’s the best beauty advice your mom’s given you?
My mom never really wore makeup growing up, or even to this day, but she always allowed me to play with makeup growing up, which is something I really appreciate from her. It’s such a wonderful way to express yourself and be creative, and she never stopped me from doing that even though she didn’t do that growing up.
Fill in the blank: I love my hair…
When it’s cold outside! Whenever it’s cold, [my hair offers] natural protection from any cold, harsh winds. It’s my little head warmer, and my dad—who is bald—looks at me enviously because he’s shivering and I’m just chilling in the cold with my protective hair!
What city or country gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?
Ask any plus-size person who’s obsessed with fashion, and they’ll tell you how seriously bleak shopping used to be. Finding the best plus-size clothing stores that didn’t exclusively carry frumpy or boring clothing was pretty much a nonexistent notion. We needed representation out there!
The fashion industry didn’t seem to pay attention to the fact that the average women’s clothing size was 14 (though now, the average size is around 16) and only focused on sizes below 10. It also dismissed the fact that 68% of shoppers are made up of plus-size women. While there’s still a long way to go, thankfully, much about the industry has changed. Clothing brands, retailers, and even subscription services finally got a reality check, and now there are a plethora of stylish options for plus-sized folks. Yes, even from upscale designers.
Ahead, you’ll find the best plus-size stores, whether you’re looking for investment pieces, closet essentials, or anything that’ll help you re-emerge from quarantine equal parts chic, confident, and comfortable.
Considered a longtime player in the plus-size arena, ASOS took things to the next level when it launched its plus-size range, Curve, back in 2010. Offering a wonderful Cheesecake Factory menu-like assortment of styles, plus shoppers can find practically everything on its virtual shelves, including denim, basics, accessories, and swimwear.
ASOS Design Curve Ruched Sleeve Peg Leg Jumpsuit
ASOS Design Curve Ultimate Faux Leather Biker Jacket
Started in 2011 as a plus-size offshoot to The Limited, Eloquii was shut down less than two years later only to be given a second chance by passionate customers. Since its relaunch in 2014, the brand has proved itself to be a key player in the plus-size market through fashion-forward collections and collaborations with Jason Wu and Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James. In fall 2020, the brand partnered with Walmart to launch Eloquii Elements, to help make its size-inclusive clothing even more accessible to shoppers.
Eloquii Off The Shoulder Smocked Bodice Dress
Eloquii Tie Bodice Romper
From the get-go, Universal Standard was centered around inclusivity—and not just for plus-size shoppers, with a clothing range that spans 00 to 40. The brand specializes in denim, but offers workwear, athleisure, and a host of versatile pieces. There’s also the Fit Liberty collection, which allows a free replacement if your size happens to go up or down within a year.
Universal Standard Myrtle Denim Jumpsuit
Universal Standard Carmen Satin Bomber Jacket
Launched in 2017, 11 Honoré aimed to connect plus-size shoppers with luxury designers and vice versa, as historically, anything over a size 10 was often overlooked in runway couture. The online retailer features designers such as Badgley Mischka, Mary Katrantzou, and Christian Siriano, (who championed inclusivity in fashion before many others). In 2020, 11 Honoré launched its own private label, and most recently, collaborated with Lena Dunham on a five-piece collection.
11 Honoré Deluca Skirt
Mara Hoffman Agnella Dress
The traditional plus-size fashion fare was limited to billowy blouses, shapeless dresses, and dark colors—then Wray Serna launched her ethically made, namesake brand in 2015. It centers on bright colors and funky prints—exactly the kinds of things plus-size women were taught to stay far and away from—and soon won the attention of Aidy Bryant, who became a fan.
Wray Gwen Dress
Wray Birdie Dress
One of the most game-changing moves in the industry was when Nordstrom expanded its plus-size offerings in 2017. The mega-retailer tapped 100 brands to participate in all of its categories including denim, intimates, and activewear. Cut to 2021, and similar to ASOS, Nordstrom has become a go-to for all plus-size clothing needs.
Wayf Gillian Ribbed Tank Dress
Skims Cozy Knit Tank
In the past, activewear for plus-size folks was pretty much unheard of, unless you count a baggy t-shirt and black leggings as premium workout wear. Now, brands like Fabletics have provided incredibly stylish two-piece options, up to a 4X.
Fabletics Enlighten 2-Piece Outfit
Fabletics Peak 2-Piece Outfit
Fashion to Figure
Whether you’re in need of a going-out top or jeans with fur trim (hello, Clueless vibes!), Fashion to Figure is an incredible plus-size source. The retailer celebrates curves while offering a wide range of clothing, accessories, and shoe options, including thigh-high boots, which used to be unheard of for plus-size shoppers.
Fashion to Figure Callie Tie Waist Sweater Dress
Fashion to Figure
Fashion to Figure High Rise Flare Jeans with Feather Trim
Fashion to Figure
Torrid actually began as a sister store to Hot Topic when it launched back in 2001. It’s since become a popular source for trendy plus-size clothing, accessories, and footwear, though it still features novelty clothing, like Minnie Mouse and Avengers through its fan-focused category. Over the years, the retailer has partnered with Rebel Wilson, model Tara Lynn, and most recently, fashion designer Betsey Johnnson.
Betsey Johnson Black Cherry Print Ponte Peplum Dress
Torrid High Neck Foxy Tank
Fairytales and daydreams are in Selkie’s DNA, and the brand makes dreamy pieces for anyone who wears sizes up to 5X. Its most popular style, The Puff dress, comes in an array of pastel colors and floral prints for shoppers who feel like dressing like a princess.
Selkie The Stepmom Princess Dress
Selkie The Lilac Puff Dress
Fashion Brand Company
If you’re of the belief that fashion should have a sense of humor, you’ll definitely fall in love with Fashion Brand Company. The highly imaginative, LA-based brand by Penelope Gazin features designs that are so whimsical, they sometimes don’t make sense (in a good, Pee Wee’s Playhouse-type of way). Think mesh jumpsuits that conceal the face, irreverent sweaters covered with nipples or eggs, and moth-inspired dresses. Most of the pieces go up to 6XL or 7XL.
Fashion Brand Company Primary Check Linen Flds Maxi Dress
Fashion Brand Company
Fashion Brand Company The Director Jumpsuit
Fashion Brand Company
Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent
Designer Cynthia Vincent started Bacaal (the name inspired by iconic actor Lauren Bacall) in order to give “high-quality investment pieces” to women who are beyond a size 12. There’s something for everyone as the line features stunning floral maxi, crochet, and slip dresses, alongside kaftans, utility jumpsuits, and loungewear.
Baacal Joni Maxi Dress
Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent
Baacal Short Beckett Plaid Double Breasted Car Coat No*64
Bacaal by Cynthia Vincent
Designer Patricia Luiza Blaj started Loud Bodies after she realized the only clothing available to her was plain, baggy, and boring. The line is not only inclusive with a size range of XXS to 10XL, but sustainable as well. Every step of the production process has the environment mind — even leftover fabric is turned into pillows or donated to animal shelters.
Loud Bodies “Empress Wu” Culottes Pants
Loud Bodies “Gabrielle” Dress Soft Pink Cupro
Transforming recycled water bottles into clothing isn’t a magic trick, it’s a real part of the Girlfriend Collective’s process, as the brand’s goal is to be as sustainable as possible. Though it mainly focuses on activewear, the Instagram-famous brand has expanded to include loungewear and outerwear, all up to a size 6XL.
Girlfriend Collective Pond Scoop Unitard
Girlfriend Collective Midnight Undress
Dia & Co.
Unlike other brands, Dia & Co. was started by an actual plus-size woman, Nadia Boujarwah, who struggled with finding anything stylish in her size. The brand offers an assortment of sophisticated pieces, including loungewear, swim, denim, and more.
Meri Skye Jenna Maxi Dress
Dia & Co.
Molly&Isadora Annette Short-Sleeved Knit Dress
Dia & Co.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous silk dress to keep in your closet for a long, long time that you can also wear on a variety of occasions, invest in something from Coyan. The US-made brand features solid-colored, luxury dresses and caftans that go up to a size 26.
Coyan Seta Gown in Black & Ivory
Coyan Seta Gown in Blush
When Good American, which was co-founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, launched in 2016, it made waves as one of the first-ever inclusively sized denim brands. Now, Good American offers everything from activewear to dresses for any occasion.
Here at Glamour, our vaccine FOMO goes something like this: if you’re feeling hopeless, buy a book. If you’re feeling ecstatic, buy a book. If you are bored and have started hearing the word “AstraZeneca” in your dreams, buy six or seven books. What’s the worst that can happen—you support a writer? You give your future self a gift? God forbid, you enter a hidden dimension of emotion and experience that quietly rewrites the script of your existence.
This is how we rationalize filling our homes with every new candy-colored hardback, every jewel-like debut novel, and certainly every single book Reese Witherspoon has ever recommended. These stories beckon our weary, screen-strained brains to venture into the seedy nightlife of London and Manhattan, the small-town love of a young schoolteacher and an older man, and the comforting glow of an Asian supermarket. It’s almost a cliché that stories help us travel while in the comfort of our own homes. These books help us forget that so-close-but-so-far vaccine FOMO feeling and access a sense of joy and wonder.
These are Glamour’s picks for the best books in April—each one is so good that for the first time since spring 2020, you’ll want to slow down time.
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In a video conversation for the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Jenner confirmed that her ex-spouse, Caitlyn Jenner, will be in the upcoming final season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and called their current relationship “respectful.” She says she learned from her childhood it was possible for divorced families to stay amicable—and while she never imagined herself being in that position, she knew if she did find herself a divorced co-parent, she could make it work.
Kris Jenner was around the same age Kim Kardashian is now when she became a divorced mother of four, the same situation Kardashian is in. Naturally, she has motherly advice to share on how to navigate this particular challenge. “I think the most important thing I learned through my experience, both of my experiences, is kids come first,” she said. “And I think if you keep that in the front of your mind and know they are gonna get you through, love is gonna get you through, no matter how much you’re hurting.”
During her divorce from Robert Kardashian, Kris recalls, “I used to put everybody to bed and then I would be upset, go to my room, and cry myself to sleep. But I didn’t want to have a pity party in front of the kids.”
It sounds like her “focus on what’s important” strategy worked. Jenner shared that Robert Kardashian would come over twice a week for dinner and spend every holiday with her following their divorce. They even talked on the phone multiple times per day.
Is that the kind of relationship Kim and Kanye will have in the future? With Kris’s help, we’re sure they’ll work something out.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade have been together for over a decade—and married for six years. They have one daughter together, Kaavia James, and Union is stepmother to Wade’s three children from previous relationships: 13-year-old Zaya, 18-year-old Zaire, and 6-year-old Xavier. In addition, Wade has custody of his 18-year-old nephew, Dahveon Morris. Union and Wade are constantly posting the sweetest family moments on Instagram, plus photos of them as a couple that remind me, painfully, that I’m tragically single. But in these uncertain times, I’ll take joy wherever I can—and sometimes that joy is fantasizing about what it’d be like to be part of the Wade-Union family.
These Instagram posts, below, give me the most family-slash-relationship envy. I just want to be in a lineage of basketball and/or Hollywood royalty!
When Kaavia dressed up as her mom
The stylish Kaavia borrowed her mom’s Prada pins to wear as earrings, while Union stuck them in her hair. Creative!
This priceless mother-daughter moment
Actually, they’ve had several of those.
And also the funniest:
This photo of Union and Zaya is maybe the happiest thing I’ve ever seen?
The most stylish trio on earth
This iconic chapter in #QuarantineNaturalHairChronicles
When Union had Kaavia blow a kiss to the camera
These four need to start a band.
Because, like, Kaavia is already a pop star!
Seriously, quarantine with this family would actually be a blast?
Zaya’s red-carpet debut was everything.
Okay, a family cannot be this cute and also this successful. It’s not fair!
As Union put it in this caption, family over everything.
Kaavia taking a very important business call.
Obsessed with Kaavia side-eyeing her mom’s glass of wine.
These matching plant Halloween costumes? Come on!
Not to mention when Union and Kaavia went as the East Compton Clovers. Bring It On forever!
A father-daughter pool moment
When Union introduced Zaya to the world
After Zaya Wade came out as transgender to her family, Union shared her support on social. “Meet Zaya,” Union tweeted. “She’s compassionate, loving, whip smart and we are so proud of her. It’s Ok to listen to, love & respect your children exactly as they are. Love and light good people.”
In a post from Wednesday, April 14, the royal family’s Instagram account writes, “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh surrounded by seven of their great-grandchildren at Balmoral Castle in 2018.” Alongside this caption is a sweet and intimate portrait of the monarch, her husband, and their sprawling descendants, taken by Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
People reports two great-grandchildren not in the picture (because they hadn’t been born yet) have Philip as their middle name: Princess Eugenie’s son, August, and Zara Tindall’s son, Lucas.
On her Instagram, Princess Eugenie (Prince Philip’s granddaughter) shared not only photos but a heartfelt letter about the Duke of Edinburgh. She wrote, “Dearest Grandpa, We all miss you. You would be so touched by all the tributes that have been shared with me the past few days. People remember sitting next to you at a dinner, or shaking your hand once, who remember you saying hello in passing, or remember how much their DofE award meant to them.”
She continued, “I remember learning how to cook, how to paint, what to read. I remember laughing at your jokes and asking about your spectacular life and service in the navy…I remember incinerating the sausages and you swooping in to save the day. I remember your hands and your laugh and your favourite beer. I will remember you in your children, your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially Granny, who we will look after for you.”
Prince William and Prince Harry have posted tributes, as well. “My grandfather was a man of service, honour and great humour,” the latter wrote. “He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next…master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.” Meanwhile, Prince William posted, ”My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”