Cardi B says she’s canceling tour dates ahead of welcoming first child

Cardi B is taking a break from the road.

The rapper shared a video on Instagram informing fans that she’s canceling all her performance dates until the fall.

She cited her pregnancy as the reason for the hiatus, which will begin after her performance at the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. “Broccoli Fest will be my last performance for a little while,” she explained in the video, “because, you know, shorty keep growing!”

She added, “I be lookin’ like I be moving and everything, but in reality a b—- barely can breathe.”

According to the tour dates listed on her website, she’ll be missing stops in Texas, Florida, Norway, Ireland, and at the Panorama Music Festival in New York City. In the video, Cardi B says she’ll be back for Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic Tour, which kicks off its final leg in September.

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper officially announced her pregnancy during her Saturday Night Live performance earlier this month. She recently released her album Invasion of Privacy, performed at Coachella, and was also named to Time 100’s Most Influential People for 2018.

Survey Finds 75 Percent of Americans Cautious About Autonomous Vehicles

A new survey indicates many Americans are not yet ready to embrace autonomous vehicles. The online survey of 1,034 Americans conducted by aftermarket auto retailer CARiD found that 75 percent of respondents would prefer to drive themselves, if given a choice. Further, 71 percent indicated they would miss driving should autonomous vehicles become standard.

There is similar trepidation on the safety front. Only 8 percent of survey respondents reported that they’d feel “very safe” in an autonomous vehicle, and 38 percent “somewhat safe.” More than half of respondents indicated that being a passenger in an autonomous vehicle would leave them feeling at least somewhat unsafe. “It’s not a total shock that, while these vehicles may operate safely, drivers really trust only themselves when it comes to operating a vehicle,” said Richard Reina, CARiD’s product training director, in explaining the results.

“No matter how quickly the technology becomes available, average citizens may never be fully ready for it,” Reina noted. “Yes, there are still forward thinking, early-adopters who are open to the technology and will dedicate time to following updates from major companies in the autonomous driving arena. However, the results of our survey seem to indicate that the average consumer is less aware of the latest updates in self-driving technology and might not be ready to give up driving and transition to a fully autonomous automotive experience.”

“I think that, like with all new innovations, there is a definite adoption curve. Despite what tech industry mavens might think, with autonomous driving this curve is very steep. Unlike semi-autonomous features that exist in some vehicles already, this technology is disruptive and can have major impacts on people’s safety and day-to-day lives… Consumers need to be willing to let go of the ability to drive their own car, something that many of our respondents reported they would miss if all cars went autonomous.”

A press contact for CARiD indicated the survey was conducted last month using SurveyMonkey, and involved a geographically diverse sampling of Americans aged 18 and over.

The 10-Step Guide to Sharing a Roof – and a Bed – With an Ex

I found myself in the unfortunate situation of having to live with my ex last year. I had lived my life to the age of 23 assuming that relationships ended when someone betrayed you in unthinkable ways, meaning you would have no choice but to cut it off. But it turns out a relationship can just run its course, and unfortunately that can happen after you’ve signed a rental contract. Here are 10 steps we took to navigate our way through sharing a roof, and a bed, until we were able to move:

1. Find Common Ground

Find something that’ll bond you and get you through it. My ex-SO took up watching The Walking Dead, and I found myself joining him. A zombie apocalypse can actually make your situation seem quite idyllic in comparison.

2. Be Patient and Kind

Your emotions will be heightened, and you can’t necessarily lean on each other like you used to. We all process things at different speeds and in different ways, so it is important to be kind and allow space for this process.

3. Don’t Sweat the Small Things

On the way out of a relationship, things can get bitter when you find yourself bickering over the smallest of things. Squeezing the toothpaste from the bottom rather than the top, water left around the sink, not rinsing plates before they go in the dishwasher: we’ve all been there, and the claws can come out. But now that there’s a limit on your time together, you won’t have to deal with it for much longer, so just bite your lip and try to avoid an unnecessary fight.

4. Cry Together

Being under the same roof is going to take its toll, and it’s likely there will be tears. You might as well quit bottling it up and do it together if you can. Release all that weight and tension, express yourself, and steal a friendly hug . . . then reach for the Oreos and throw on an episode of TWD. You’ll sleep more soundly once it’s out.

5. Avoid Alcohol

As tempting as it may be to hit the bottle, perhaps hold back on the drinking while still living together. It’ll heighten emotions, challenge communication, and could add real complications. Make like me and trade in your gin fix for a tea addiction; your skin will thank you.

6. Have a Sleep Backup

Sharing a bed is one of the biggest hurdles of living with an ex, so if it becomes too much, take turns on the sofa or inflate that airbed. You’ll need the space, especially when your body clocks won’t be syncing in the same way.

7. Get Good Sleep

The constant stream of emotions in your own home can become exhausting, so make sure you get extra sleep during this time. Try for earlier nights, if possible, and give yourself a bedtime ritual. I went for lavender oil on the pillow, Brian Eno on repeat, and a diffuser with eucalyptus.

8. Find Your Sanctuary Elsewhere

Whether it’s your workplace, a friend’s house, or a local coffee shop, find a home away from home that you can find sanctuary in outside of your living space. This way, if it starts to feel suffocating, you have somewhere to retreat to with ease.

9. Stay Social

Don’t alienate yourself and let emotions consume you. Grab a Five Guys with a bestie, take a book to the park, or go home and spend time with family. Family time fed my soul during this period, as I admitted defeat and let my parents care for me in the nostalgic way they used to when I was a teen and had a bad day.

If you can’t see your friends for whatever reason, make sure you communicate. On an especially challenging day, a friend from out of town got my favorite pizza and beer delivered to my door, and I accepted in tears. It meant more than she’ll ever know.

10. Make the Most of It

If you decided to live together in the first place, chances are you shared some really good times. Don’t sh*t on that. Remember the good and try to filter out the sour. Be stupid and childish if need be. Snapchat filters will help with this. Hitting your ex with a spatula while he’s showering will, too. Find your weird and roll with it. Honor what you had.

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