What’s the strangest thing that’s ever happened to you in an Uber? I once had a driver tell me that he remembered me from a prior ride and that he remembered my address and the conversation I’d had on the phone in the back seat. Another stopped to purchase a home stereo system out of the back of somebody’s van. (I don’t use Uber anymore.) For denizens of major urban centers, these types of run-ins are par for the course when it comes to getting around. But what if your lift came with a side of the spiritual? What if the guy driving you home after work told you your dead grandfather was currently sitting next to you in the back seat? That’s the premise behind Seatbelt Psychic, a new series premiering on Lifetime tonight produced by James Corden, that other intra-vehicular entertainer, and starring celebrity medium Thomas John who picks up unsuspecting ride-share users and gives them free readings (also, presumably, free rides). “I had been offered a lot of TV shows and always turned them down because they were stupid concepts, to be honest,” John told me during a visit to the Vogue offices in early July. “I thought they were sort of not really right for my brand. And then I started thinking about this one, and first I thought, ‘No, I don’t want to get in a car and do readings with people.’ ” But then he thought again. “There’s a piece to it that is really cool. So many people get in the car, and they’ve never had a reading, or they don’t believe in it, or they’re like, ‘I don’t even know what that is. I’ve never even heard of that.’ So, I mean, it’s interesting, because I’ve been sort of spoiled with people that come to my events. Obviously, most of them are believers because, otherwise, they wouldn’t be there. So people being like, ‘I don’t believe in that.’ You know, it’s interesting. It’s a whole different dynamic.”
A tough truth about relationships is that love alone is not enough. In the throes of the fiery passion of infatuation, couples feel like they can overcome anything together. But as your relationship settles into the monotony of everyday life, days become weeks which become years, and the greatest challenge you may have is actually each other. The prickly parts of each other’s personality can rub up against each other in just the wrong way.
The way that the show works is that riders have been asked if they will participate in an up-and-coming ride-share program in testing, participate in a half-hour ride, and provide feedback. John picks them up in a car outfitted with interior cameras, starts some light chat, and then dives into the spiritual stuff. Sometimes, he dives in right away. Both he and the network attest that he has done no reconnaissance on his passengers. (On Instagram, one of the show’s executive producers, Ben Winston, wrote: “I can’t explain this show. All I can tell you for certain as the exec producer is Thomas has no idea who is about to get in his car. That I know for certain as we are there. There is no fakery, research, et cetera. He doesn’t know their name, age, sex, anything. And he doesn’t care to. But what we then see has literally blown my mind.”) The reactions of his riders range from the deeply thrilled to . . . the decidedly less so, at least initially. “I’m going to reach up there and punch you,” one rider says. (He doesn’t.) Acceptance tends to come pretty quickly, though. Part of the reason for that might be the fact that yes, we’ve all endured some weird ride-share banter. Another might be that due to the bizarre and extenuating circumstances of being alive in the particularly bleak year of 2018, we’re all starving for good news: The despairing have begun looking for good vibes from any source or quarter, whether they be crystals, or shamans, or herbs, or . . . whatever. Anything. Anything to make this better, even if it’s just the promise that it will get better later on. He’s found his clientele changing a bit with the times, John says, “Yeah, I mean, it’s interesting. Even the people that come see me, you know what I’m saying, it’s changed. I get more professionals, doctors, real estate people. A lot of my first clients were fashion people. It was always fashion, because they’re like, you know, they’re into it. They are always a little bit ahead of the curve.”
Climate change is an important issue worldwide and you’d expect it to be something we all agree to tackle. However, psychic predictions on this matter suggest that won’t be the case. China will certainly take the world by storm and act as an example to all in tackling this problem head on. India is going to be a close second as far as reduction strategies are concerned. The US will be trying but the motivations behind their actions won’t be for the betterment of humanity but rather to push certain political agendas and twist a good cause for financial gain.

The only thing that will be legally binding is a cut off date for the backstop within the actual Withdrawal Agreement. All the assurances amount to only window dressing as they change nothing as the Attorney Generals letter to May highlighted. It is a no go Mr Coveney as well you know. Get your begging bowl ready for your trip to the eu to save your economy should we leave and use WTO rules - by the way good luck with that endeavour as it is more likely the eu will be 'tapping' you to add more money to their pot.
In the golden age I foresee hope so much hope. All of our life’s will be full of love and so much growth, people will be able to achieve so many things that our minds can not at this moment comprehend. The love that people will experience is so deep that very few in this life have never experienced this before. I predict that people will experience freedom where they are no longer afraid they will have control over their fears rather than the other way round I promise you it will be amazing. I predict that this will start with the individual, individual healing, individual growth, individual’s love for oneself then collectively we will change, we will love we will grow.
“I always thought that love was about desire — being with someone, holding someone, feeling someone. But it isn’t necessarily. Love can come in lots of different ways and lots of different guises.” That’s the British artist Tracey Emin in a May 2012 BBC interview. She’s talking about her experience as a single woman artist nearing 50, but it’s a great reminder for all of us, no matter our relationship status or age. Not only can love be found everywhere — in an idea, an experience, a lover, a friend, etc. — but it’s like compound interest: the more you have the more you get. The trick is being open. As Emily Dickinson wrote, “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.” 
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