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The 10 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America [2017]

NeighborhoodScout is a data intelligence platform providing real estate analytics. Using a proprietary algorithm, it provides detailed insight into American neighborhoods including those that are the most dangerous.

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The analysis is based on data from a number of government agencies including the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Geological Service, and others.

 

Here are the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods based on NeighborhoodScout’s most recent data analytics (from least to most):

 

10. Kinston, North Carolina (E Bright St / S Queen St)

According to NeighborhoodScout’s data, Kinston has a greater percentage of children living in poverty than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Only 5% of the adult population holds a four-year college degree. Per capita income is lower than that found in 99.9% American neighborhoods. Based on NeighborhoodScout’s crime index scale from 100-1—(with 100 being “safest”) Kinston scores a 1.

 

9. Indianapolis, IN (E 38th St / Sutherland Ave)

This neighborhood has an income level lower than 94.9% of all other American neighborhoods. More than 50% (55.7%) of its children live below the federal poverty level and its residents have one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. Violent crime increased by 7% in Indianapolis last year, despite a downward trend nationally.

 

8. Chicago, IL (S King Dr / E 60th St)

Chicago’s disturbing crime rate—and the fact that it is one of America’s largest cities—makes it a favorite talking point of politicians when advocating legislation over gun control and the penal system. This area in Chicago is a particular hotspot with 82% of the children here living in poverty. The income level is lower than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

 

7. Anniston, AL (W 15th St / Boynton Ave)

According to NeighborhoodScout’s analytics, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Anniston (and a 1 in 212 chance for the entire state of Alabama). The per capita income of this neighborhood’s residents is lower than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. 84.6% of children live in poverty here.

 

6. Indianapolis, IN (E 34th St / Sutherland Ave)

This area has more single-mother households than 99.0% of the all American neighborhoods. Sixty-eight percent of the children live in poverty and over 96% of residents do not have four-year college degrees—a lower rate than 97.7% of all other neighborhoods. In a for sale listing on homefacts.com—this area is ranked with a high crime rate and a “C-” for its school district.

 

5. Kansas City, MO (Independence Ave / Prospect Ave)

This neighborhood, sadly, has an extremely high child poverty rate—90.5%. The area also has one of the highest rates of rentals than other neighborhoods with almost none of the residents owning their own homes. There is also a high immigrant population, per NeighborhoodScout’s data crunching; the number of residents who have been in the United States for five years or less is a greater rate than in 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. The chances of becoming a crime victim in that area in one year are 1 in 12 with 81.97 violent crimes per 1,000 people.

 

4. East St. Louis, IL (Caseyville Ave / N Park Dr)

This neighborhood has a higher vacancy rate than 80.6% of all other American neighborhoods. The per capita income is lower than 99.9% of others. The area also has some of the highest rates of people living alone—81.2%, which NeighborhoodScout found to be higher than 100% of all other neighborhoods in the country. East St. Louis is safer only than 3% of other cities.

 

3. Atlanta, GA (McDaniel St SW / Mary St SW)

More than 60% (65.7%) of this Atlanta neighborhood’s children live below the poverty level. Per capita income is lower here than in 99% of other neighborhoods. According to the data analytics, the neighborhood residents are subject to a “brutal” commute to work—averaging more than two hours per day. Real estate site Trulia rates the area as having the highest crime rate of its entire county.

 

2. Springfield, IL (E Jackson St / S 11Th St)

With high divorce and vacancy rates, this neighborhood also suffers from high levels of child poverty (74.1%) and a per capita income lower than 98.9% of other neighborhoods in the country. Realtytrac.com rates the area as having “moderately high crime,” below average schools, and an abundance of registered sex offenders living within a small radius.

 

1. Washington, DC (S Capitol St SE / Livingston Rd SE)

This neighborhood holds the unfortunate distinction of being ranked NeighborhoodScout’s most dangerous, based on its platform’s algorithms. It has more single-mother households than 98.5% of other neighborhoods. While its location in the nation’s capital keeps employment levels steady (and unsurprisingly, a majority of residents are government workers) this neighborhood has an income rate lower than 82% of other neighborhoods in the U.S. You also have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime here with a statistic of 83.46 violent crimes committed per 1,000 people.

 

 

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The ‘Tea for Three’ theme for Kim Kardashian West’s baby shower may have sounded quaint and simple, but the event was anything but. On Saturday, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star hosted a show-stopping party to celebrate her third child, and it took place in a magical indoor cherry blossom forest.

Kardashian and hubby Kanye West are expecting their third child via surrogate, and their closest friends and family gathered together yesterday to throw the mum-to-be a baby shower to remember. Among the attendees were Kris Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Kendall Jenner, North West, Malika and Khadijah Haqq, Chrissy Teigen, Jordyn Woods, Larsa Pippen, and many, many more.

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There was another special surprise at the baby shower, too! Kardashian brought along samples of her upcoming KKW fragrances as party favours. No surprise that Chrissy Teigen was all about that life, spritzing the fragrances on Snapchat.

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This was one impressive fete, and we can’t wait to see what the Kardashians do for their next baby shower – who will be next though, Kylie or Khloe?

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Most Student Loan Fraud Claims Involve For-Profits

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education Department data published Thursday.

The study by The Century Foundation represents the most thorough analysis to date of the nearly 100,000 loan forgiveness claims known as borrower defense received by the agency over the past two decades and paints an alarming picture of the state of for-profit higher education in America. The study was provided to The Associated Press ahead of publication.

The report comes as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces criticism for erasing two Obama-era regulations that would have added protections for students. Review of tens of thousands of claims has stalled and the AP reported last month that the department now is considering abandoning the practice of full loan cancellation in favor of partial forgiveness. Student advocates point to the Trump administration’s ties to the for-profit industry and accuse DeVos of putting industry over students.

The study found “a disproportionate concentration of predatory behavior among for-profit colleges” that raises “serious concerns about the federal government’s current approach to providing relief to students who have been defrauded and misled.”

The Education Department did not respond to a request for comment.

Of the more than 98,800 complaints received by the department as of mid-August, 98.6 percent came from students at for-profit schools, while only 1.4 percent of them were filed by those who attended non-profit institutions. For-profit schools account for only

10 percent of national enrollment and 18 percent of federal student debt, according to government data.

More than 75,000, or 76 percent, of claims came from students who attended the now-shuttered Corinthian schools, followed by more than 7,300 students from the ITT Technical Institute chain, as well as students from American Career Institute, the Education

Management Corporation and others. The Century Foundation received the data through a Freedom of Information Act request.

“The for-profit college industry scams students across the country and taxpayers and that’s why the industry, including industry insiders who are now staffing the Department of Education, is now fighting so hard against rules that would clarify the borrower defense process,” said Toby Merrill, director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University, a legal services clinic that represents defrauded students. “If for-profit schools don’t want to be responsible for borrower defense claims and reimbursing taxpayers, then they could simply not cheat their students.”

Steve Gunderson, president of Career Education Colleges and Universities, the industry lobbying group, dismissed the report as an attack on the industry. He suggested that the Obama administration was to blame for the influx of borrower-defense claims from for-profit college students.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the Century Foundation issued a report suggesting for-profit colleges are to blame for borrower defense claims. Look no further than the Obama Administration’s destruction of ITT Tech and Corinthian,” Gunderson told the AP in a statement. “This report confirms what we’ve long known: There are dozens of groups coordinating their efforts to destroy our sector.”

For-profit colleges expanded dramatically over the past two decades, with enrollment rising from around 230,000 in the early 1990s to a record 2 million in 2010. They recruited aggressively, targeting non-traditional students — usually older people who had jobs and could only study part-time. They also focused heavily on women, people of color and veterans. But after graduating, many students struggled to find jobs that were promised to them or to transfer credits to other schools, leading to massive student loan defaults. A 2010 government study found that all of the 15 for-profit colleges evaluated by undercover agents made deceptive statements to prospective students and four of them encouraged fraudulent practices.

The Obama administration cracked down hard on for-profit colleges, pressuring Corinthian and ITT to close and approved at least $ 655 million in loan cancellations from those chains in recent years. At the same time, the administration also passed revisions to the borrower defense regulation and to another similar rule, known as gainful employment, with the aim of increasing students’ protections.

DeVos moved to dismantle or stall those provisions. There’s now a backlog of 87,000 complaints that haven’t been ruled on. DeVos said she intends to fight fraud, but believes the Obama revisions were written too broadly and could allow for unsubstantiated claims.

In an interview with Politico published last week, DeVos suggested there was no substantial difference between for-profit and non-profit schools. “Let’s be clear, it’s for-profit or not-for-profit is simply a matter of tax status — fraud anywhere needs to be rooted out,” she told the publication.

But Tariq Habash, one of the authors of the Century report, said the study offers evidence to the contrary.

“This highlights a clear difference between for-profits and non-profits. It’s not just the tax statuses. It’s the control structure that governs these entities,” Habash said.

For-profits, he said, “are financially motivated to maximize their profits, they have conflicting interests and one will always win over the other.”

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5 Success Strategies from the Most Powerful Man in Tech

During our recent Silicon Valley-based TechConneXt Summit 3.0, I gained the rare opportunity to interview the most powerful man in tech for an upcoming episode of Our World with BLACK ENTERPRISE television show: John Wendell Thompson, independent chairman of Microsoft Corp., the $ 90 billion tech leviathan.

BLACK ENTERPRISE presented Thompson with our Tech Trailblazer of the Year Award at the event for good reason: The Florida A&M and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alumnus spent 28 years at IBM, working in such diverse areas as sales, marketing, and software development before rising to the position of general manager of IBM Americas. In 1999, he became the CEO of security software provider Symantec, growing its revenues from $ 632 million to $ 6.2 billion and expanding its worldwide workforce to more than 17,500 employees during his tenure. In fact, BLACK ENTERPRISE named him our 2004 Corporate Executive of the Year under the apt banner, “The Best CEO in Silicon Valley.” By 2012, he was appointed to the board of Microsoft. After serving a stint as lead director, he was named chairman when founder Bill Gates stepped down in 2014.

 

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When asked what excited him most about serving as chairman of the tech icon, he says without hesitation: CEO Satya Nadella, favorably comparing his leadership to that of Louis Gerstner, the chief executive who rescued IBM in the 1990s by rebooting its operational and strategic focus and transforming its culture.

With his unparalleled corporate experience, razor-sharp mind, and incomparable management prowess, Thompson offered his take on career advancement during our interview. So you can program your business life for success, I offer some success strategies from Thompson in his own words. And they don’t have a thing to do with being tech proficient.

GO WHERE THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE

 

I can remember when I was asked to consider a job in Boston in the late ’70s. I called one of the top African Americans at IBM at the time and asked, “Should I take this job?” His answer was, “Absolutely not. It’s the worst place in the world for an African American to work.” I decided, I’m going to do it anyway. Well, it was the best decision that I ever made. I ended up having a guy name Paul Palmer take me under his wing. It was Paul’s coaching, mentorship, and belief in me that got me my first branch office job, which is a second line management position at IBM. He connected me to the chairman of the board, which ultimately led to me getting a year off from IBM to attend MIT Sloan School in which they paid my tuition and salary. After that, my next assignment was to work in the corporate office for the chairman of the board during the transition from one CEO to the next. So, had I listened to my good friend, that African American leader, who said, “Don’t take that job,” Guess what? I probably wouldn’t have the career I have today.

You have to go where the opportunity is and careers are not advanced inside a community. Careers are advanced inside a geographic footprint. And the geographic footprint for IBM, at least the one that I recognized at that time, was US-based. It was not Atlanta-based. So, I left Atlanta and moved to Boston. Most African Americans, even today, want to be in Atlanta. I don’t care about where I live. I care more about what I do.

WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THE TEAM

 

The first five years of my career I wore what they call two sister suits, poly and ester. I didn’t believe in wool and blue and white shirts and all those things. I just didn’t like it but IBM was willing to put up with me. One day I realized I looked different than everybody else in this room and it didn’t have anything to do with the color of my skin. It had more to do with the color of my suit. My hair wasn’t right. I had a mustache. So I thought if my performance is good and then it comes down to [management] saying, “On the margin, how good is he? Does he fit well with the team?” And I thought, ‘It’s time for me to line up.’ So I went home one night, cut off my afro and mustache and became the new Brooks Brothers model. The next thing I know, my career just took off. It didn’t have anything to do with the clothes. It was my conforming to the culture of the company that became important.

KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO LEAVE FOR THE NEXT POSITION

 

I never envisioned leaving IBM for many, many years. Obviously, 27 years, 9 months and 13 days, I never envisioned it. I woke up one day and realized, “I’m never going to run this place, and I think I have learned enough in all the experiences I’ve had here that I can actually run a company.” Fortunately, I had been on the board of my first public company, a utility company in northwest Indiana, and I had seen how that CEO operated and sat around a table with CEOs of all these other companies. I told myself, “Well, they don’t know any more than I do. I better take my shot.” Knowing that I wasn’t going to get a shot to be the next CEO of IBM, I had to leave. So I left.

The sense I had was the tech community, in general, is a youth-driven culture and environment. If you look at a lot of the companies, the CEOs when they got those jobs they were in their late 30s or early 40s. I knew if I ever had a five as the first digit in my age, my odds of getting one of those jobs were going to be very, very slim. It would diminish quite rapidly from there. So I got the job Symantec at 49, 11 months and a couple of days before my 50th birthday, literally.

AVOID BECOMING A STALE LEADER

 

When I joined Symantec, it was a consumer packaged goods company. So the idea was if you could package software in a box and put it on a retail shelf for consumers to pull it down, that was Nirvana. One of the principal products in our portfolio, at the time, was Norton Antivirus. In 1999, as the internet was starting to explode, it was going very, very well. But we had all these other products in the portfolio that were profitable but they weren’t really growing all that fast. So the view was, let’s pivot. Let’s make a major shift in this company and focus on security.

My belief about technology companies was that they should be technology centered. Symantec, at the time, was centered around its distribution model, not the technology it was building. So that pivot was Norton is our core and let’s add as many security capabilities as we can around that. So we sold off our Java tools business and a lot of products that really weren’t relevant. And then we built the company through both organic and inorganic growth to the point where revenues got to a little over $ 6 billion, I said, “OK, 10 years, I’m done.”

I have a personal philosophy about leaders. I think leaders get stale after about seven to nine years. So when my 10-year period was up, I was ready to move because I did not want to be the stale guy sitting in the chair while the company was trying to prosper.

CONSIDER YOURSELF AS THE BEST BOARD PROSPECT

 

I joined my first board in 1993. It was kind of a back-door board invite in which the CEO of a company came to me and said, “Can IBM give me some candidates to consider for our board because we want a tech person?” So, I went to the HR team at IBM and said, “Can you give me some candidates to share with my customer?” and they gave me three. I went back to the client and said, “Here are the three candidates.” He looked at me and said, “You stupid guy. I want you. I don’t want any of them.” I was like, “Me on a board?” I had never even thought about it.

I went back to IBM and asked, “Is it OK for me to join this board?” And they said, “Sure.” So I joined the NiSource board and shortly thereafter I joined the Future Brands board…and on and on. I’ve had lots of board experience and I think that’s what boards are now looking for. Who has the background and experience and would be complementary to the other members around the table? Fortunately, we’re building a stronger African American base of leaders and those leaders eventually will have a shot because I know many, many companies are looking to diversify their boards.

 

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Note: I was not paid or rewarded in any way for this endorsement. I have never met these gals. I just really appreciate all the hard work they put in to finding affordable, fashionable clothing for busy moms!

A brief summary of my fashion journey:

Teens and early 20s — I was good at hunting down bargains, putting together cool outfits and shopping on a budget. I took time to read fashion magazines and adapt them to my style and budget. Shopping was fun!

Late 20s — I had my first baby. Didn’t buy clothes for, like, two years, except the one time I walked into Nordstrom, looked at a mannequin and said “I’ll take her outfit.”

Early 30s — Had my second baby. Relied on Christmas presents from my mom and sisters for wardrobe additions. Rarely saw the inside of a store.

Late 30s — Had my third baby. Realized all my clothes were from 1996 and signed up for Stitch Fix. Wore whatever they sent me.

40 — After my eleventy billionth maxi dress arrived, I decided Stitch Fix was not for me and began exploring all these fashion bloggers that were coming across my Facebook feed.

Does this sound familiar to anyone? The total lack of time for shopping and putting together creative outfits? I mean, I could only wear my old Alpha Phi sweatshirt for like two decades before I realized I was getting seriously out of date. Stitch Fix was a nice Band-Aid, but I didn’t really love most of what they were sending — I just wore it because it was better than what I had.

But when these gals below somehow found their way into my Facebook feed, and included actual links to items that were ON SALE and already styled and paired together, I was like THANK YOU JESUS!

I know they make some money from my purchase but I really feel like the service they are giving me — creating an outfit that’s cute, on sale (usually), and available in one click is priceless. And they do it from stores I can afford, so it’s easy on the pocketbook.

Here are my top 5 favorite fashion bloggers for the casual “mom” life:

One Little Momma

Kilee is actually from my neck of the woods, but I’ve never met her. I like to think we’d be friends. I found her first through her jewelry company, Nickel and Suede. (Note: her earrings are seriously breaking the internet they are so popular. I adore them.) But she runs a little fashion blog on the side and I love that she pushes my boundaries and is a little edgier than me. I think we are close to the same age but she is way cooler than me, and my hope is if I dress like her, I have a fighting chance at cool. Because of her I found my way back to Abercrombie this year, which I never thought I would do. Also, she’s pregnant right now so it’s cool to watch her do “maternity” fashion in a new and improved way.

Wear It For Less

A sweet gal named Jessica runs this blog, and I don’t even actually know what she looks like! She rarely shows her face, but she is the QUEEN of finding cute things at Target and Old Navy. She is more classic than most bloggers, so everything she picks is pretty timeless. And she probably finds the best deals of anyone.

Living In Yellow

This blog has exploded in the past year and I often spot regular people on the streets wearing something I got from her and know it’s 100 percent likely they did too. A sweet gal named Erin runs this blog and she is the goddess of all things Nordstrom. Girl highlights the best markdowns from Nordie’s and because she’s gotten so popular you have to JUMP on them before they’re gone. Lately I have been missing her deals but I forgive her because some of my best buys have come straight from her pages. I turn to her especially at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time because she navigates through all the crap so I don’t have to.

Style Scout

I’ve been a fan of Melanie’s blog for a long time. She’s focused a bit more on fitness apparel lately as she and her husband opened a gym, but I am a huge fan of her picks for dressy items. If I have a party to go to, hers is the first blog I check because she’s definitely got a dress or romper or cool pantsuit thing I can hunt down. She is fantastic at finding unique pieces that will make me feel special at a big event. And she’s even better at telling you how to accessorize with them.

Addison’s Wonderland

This is actually a home décor blog, but she’s been so successful that she’s branched out a bit. And let me tell you her eye for clothing is just as good as her eye for design. I always love everything she’s wearing so when she links to it I generally just say “I’ll take it ALL!”

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Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or a quick upgrade for yourself, expect these to come around about once a month. You’ll find new arrivals and old favorites, especially good deals, or maybe something pricey to keep an eye on for future sales. The potential best of the best, which you may or may not have seen already. Got a tip on something that deserves to end up in the monthly Most Wanted? Send those in here.

 

Flint and Tinder Moleskin Shirt Jacket – $ 188

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Shirt jackets are quite popular this season, and for good reason. They’re darn functional. Maybe it’s climate change, maybe it’s getting over excited about outerwear, but if you’re the type who overheats quick in a coat or jacket, then a shirt jacket might be your answer. It’s somewhere in between, say, a quilted jacket or bomber, and just throwing another sweater or shirt on. But they ARE engineered to be outerwear. Easy to get to pockets. Mid weight, super soft Italian moleskin. Snap front. Made in the USA too. Three colors to pick from.

 

Orvis Lambskin Driving Gloves – $ 89

Orvis Lambskin Driving Gloves

They’re back! All sizes too. A little spendy from the jump, but, play your cards right and you might be able to nab them during some sort of promo code or sale. Really like these things since they’re ventilated but not full of so many cut outs that you lose all warmth.

 

DSW Aston Grey Chelseas – $ 109.99

DSW Aston Grey Chelseas

Aston Grey knows how to make a decent quality shoe for cheap. And thus? These chelseas seem like a solid bet. Should drop under $ 100 with future codes and promos. And don’t underestimate the versatility of the dark brown sole on the black pair. That’ll make it super easy to wear black leathers (watch strap, belt) while also having other elements of brown in your getup (say, dark brown buttons on a sportcoat). Or, that could be just overthinking the hell out of it.

 

J. Crew Factory Wool Blend Plaid Sportcoat – $ 130ish

J. Crew Factory Wool Blend Plaid Sportcoat

A quite nice addition to the Thompson sportcoat lineup. Still has that nice, slightly lower slung button stance, so you show more shirt above the buttons and none of the shirt below the buttons. 50% wool / 50% poly shell. Sadly, a 100% poly lining. But that pattern.

 

UNIQLO 100% Cashmere Knit Beanie – $ 29.90

UNIQLO 100% Cashmere Knit Beanie

There’s gonna come a day, soon, where the weather goes from “oh it’s cold” to “holy crap it’s cold.” And you’ll need a hat for your head and ears. Perhaps you lost a hat last year. Maybe you moved. Perhaps you’ve got a thing about your hair that you’re finally over, and you’ve recognized that hat hair is a price that’s well worth preventing any sort of frostbite. Well? Here’s your hat. All cashmere. Inexpensive. Plenty of colors.

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Kendall Jenner and I Agree: These Are the Most Flattering Black Leggings

Ask me what the most flattering pair of black leggings I own are, and I’d say (without hesitation) Alo’s High Waist Airbrush Leggings. I’ll admit that I’ve amassed quite a collection of leggings in recent years, but I always find myself reaching for the Alo pair. In that respect, Kendall Jenner and I seem to be on the same wavelength. Jenner has been wearing this particular pair of Alo leggings since the whole legging craze first began. Sure, she’s a supermodel, but at 5’4″, I am not, yet I can attest that they make my legs like five times as long as they are and are as slimming as leggings come.

The hallmarks of a pair of flattering leggings, in my opinion, are an ultra-high waist, compressing fabric, and a no-seam construction. This particular pair of Alo leggings has all of that and more (i.e. comfort). To complete her chill legging outfit while in New York this week, Jenner wisely chose an oversize sweatshirt and a pair of cool Adidas sneakers that she may have just convinced me to buy.

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‘The Walking Dead:’ The Most Irksome Moments from the Season 8 Premiere

It’s taken eight years for AMC to reach the 100th episode of The Walking Dead, and I can’t help but feel a bit let down. Don’t get me wrong, it was an okay episode, much better than some that have aired in the past (cough Season 2, Episode 4 cough), though it didn’t stop me from being peeved by those dumb moments that just didn’t make any sense. I hope you can bear with me here while I rant about some of the parts that just annoyed me.

When Did They Suddenly Become Ninjas?



Okay, this was sort of a minor issue, but it still got on my nerves. In the beginning, we see Rick, Morgan, and the others stealthily take out the Savior scouts along the road. Now, I don’t have personal experience sneaking up on someone and stabbing a giant sharp stick into their back or anything, but I feel that it’s not as easy as they showed it. The scouts seemed like oblivious NPCs from like Fallout 3 or Skyrim the way they were so easily taken out; it was a little ridiculous. Throughout the series, I always had a major gripe with how silent and ninja-like the zombies are when they’re constantly sneaking up on people (I mean, really, they’re loud walking corpses 😕).

How Fast Are Those Zombies Anyway?



Their whole plan throughout the episode was to attract hordes of zombies to Negan’s base, overrun it, and basically render it defenseless. We can see Daryl, Carol and the Twizzler girl (Tara) setting off a bunch of explosions to get the horde trudging in the direction of Negan’s base. Now, it’s a pretty good plan in theory, however when you mix in a bit of The Walking Dead “reality” there is one flaw with it: zombies are freaking slow. Seriously this isn’t World War Z. It would have taken them weeks to get as far as they did. I understand there was a time jump, so maybe they’ve been attracting those zombies for a long time to prepare for the moment they carry out their attack. Yet I still feel like that wouldn’t make sense, I don’t think Rick and the rest of the gang would have spent weeks gathering all these zombies and consistently keep on attracting them until they were close enough to reach Negan. I guess I don’t completely comprehend how these walking flesh bags work in the show.

Aren’t Bullets Scarce as Hell?

There are too many scenes in this episode where they just unload a crap ton of bullets for no reason. There is the scene where Carol and her cronies sneak up (again sneaked) on some Savior by his car, then proceed to unload on the one guy when he hides behind his car. Then, when they have their little showdown with Negan (I’ll get to that later, trust me), when Rick decides to start shooting, everyone begins firing. They go crazy shooting at these windows in Negan’s base and it was completely baffling. I was thinking to myself, “What the hell are they shooting at?” and “Are the Saviors shooting back at them?” Please help me understand, because in such a dangerous setting where supplies are so low and rare to find, wouldn’t bullets be the first thing you would want to conserve? They must have gotten their hands-on Herschel’s infinite ammo cheat.

WHY DIDN’T RICK JUST SHOOT NEGAN!!!???



Seriously! The guy was right there the whole time throughout his freaking monologue and all Rick had to was a line up a shot then BAM, problem solved! Rick could have also hidden a marksman in trees or bushes to get a clear shot at Negan and then put a bullet in the dude’s skull. Now, I know that it would’ve been anti-climactic to just kill the archenemy in the very first episode of the season, fans would’ve been pissed off by that and I can understand why. Though this whole scene with them having their little stare down was just so ridiculous. I was just watching that scene carry out the whole time and yelling at the screen, “Do it! Do it, Rick! He’s right there! Just do it already!” I felt like I was channeling Shia LaBeouf. But alas it didn’t happen, and we now have to wait another 18 episodes of The Walking Dead for that to hopefully happen because Rick couldn’t stop to think how easily he could have taken him out.

I know it’s the first episode of the season and hopefully it picks up a little momentum. It’s just that this premiere was filled with a lot of annoying irritating parts that made it kinda hard to enjoy. However, I will say though that I enjoyed the future/dream moments of old man Rick. I thought they were well done and I’m excited on what they will plan to do with that plotline next. It’s just because of those other head-scratching moments that I don’t list this as a top episode in The Walking Dead series.

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Driving the Most Seductive Road in the World

When I was a child growing up in North Carolina about an hour away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, nothing made my blood run cold like a grown up saying, “Oh, what a fine day to go up to the parkway and see the leaves changing color.”

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Tyler Perry, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer Among Hollywood’s ‘Most Profitable’

According to new data purporting to name the most popular actor in Hollywood over nearly four decades — Tyler Perry ranks at No. 4.

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Surprisingly Emilio Estevez comes in at No. 1 with the best return of any top-billed male actor who has starred in at least 10 films. For every $ 1 spent on the leading man’s films, Estevez generated $ 6.70 at the box office.

Jean-Claude Van Damme ranked second with $ 4.20 for each dollar, while Mel Gibson ($ 3.50), Tyler Perry ($ 3), and Dudley Moore ($ 3) rounded out the top 5.

Brad Pitt was the least profitable actor and returned only 10 cents for every $ 1 spent, followed by Johnny Depp (20 cents), Robert De Niro (24 cents), Hugh Jackman (25 cents), and Anthony Hopkins (26 cents).

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‘The Walking Dead’: Why Dwight is the Most Important Character in Season 8

The most important character in Season 8 of The Walking Dead isn’t Rick Grimes. It isn’t Negan. It isn’t Daryl (gasp!) or even The Scavengers (aka The Junkyard Gang). As long as he’s alive, it’s Dwight.

Dwight is a member of The Saviors, the baddies who scare the 💩  out of everyone. Toward the end of Season 7, Dwight seemed to turn a corner when one of his wood carvings appeared after a shocking fight between the Alexandrians and The Saviors. The implication was that he’d be willing to help our favorite survivors of Alexandria and The Hilltop Colony. But Dwight is hardly trustworthy and has played both sides in the past. Will he pull through for the survivors, or remain loyal to The Saviors? To predict Dwight’s next few moves, we turned to the best method of character alignment analysis, tried and true: Dungeons and Dragons (5th edition, of course). 🤓

In most role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons, every player must choose an alignment for their character. There are 9 alignments, and all include a combination of good and evil, law and chaos. To understand Dwight’s character alignment, we held him up to the ultimate test. Who are the evil characters in The Walking Dead, who are the do-gooders, and where does Dwight fit in? Yeah, we went there:

Morgan Jones



The best way to understand Lawful Good is to think of Obi Wan Kenobi. Like Obi Wan, Morgan fights evil with compassion. He keeps his word, uses Aikido to fight evil, and has a strong sense of honor and duty. However, while we know how things turned out for Obi Wan, we don’t’ yet know if Morgan will stick to his current style of taking down the big baddies. We’ve seen signs of change, but his sense of honor and discipline has yet to wane. Morgan is Lawful Good.

Rick Grimes



Rick Grimes has leadership qualities and comes off as a consistent do-gooder. But (and this is a real doozy when it comes to character alignment), Rick has been lured by evil decisions which have come back to haunt not only him but the people who trust him as their leader. The Saviors have wanted to kill the Alexandrians and Hilltop Colony ever since Rick and his tribe raided one of their compounds and mercilessly killed every single person in the building. Going into Season 8, Rick’s leadership qualities are back intact, only after he spent time disappointing all of his followers by giving into Negan’s demands, and that makes him nothing more or less than Neutral Good.

Daryl, Carol, and Michonne





Nobody fights for a cause quite like a rebel who loves their friends. Whether good or bad, a Chaotic Good character has strong morals, but F society. Personal freedom is important to a rebel, but they will never walk away from fighting for greater good. Much like Kara “Starbuck” Thrace in Battlestar Galactica, Chaotic Good characters are the ones who will save us all, even if it’s at their own expense. Carol, Daryl and Michonne are all Chaotic Good, and we’d bank on at least one of them dying for their friends.

Walkers



Like the Grim Reaper, Walkers have one job to do and one job only: eat people, and brains. They don’t care if they eat the brains of good or bad people. As long as they have a head, they have a job to do, and they’re going to do it. No. Matter. What. Walkers are Lawful Neutral, even if we fear them the most.

Gregory 🙄



Gregory is a lot like Star Wars’ Boba Fett. Like Boba Fett, Gregory will do just about anything to please anyone. It seems evil, but it’s really just what True Neutral characters do best: nothing good, and nothing bad. True Neutral characters lack emotion and conviction. They do whatever they think is best to do depending on the moment. Gregory‘s inability to make real decisions makes him one of the worst leaders on The Walking Dead, and it’s incredibly hard not to throw things at the TV every time he’s on screen. Maybe with a little backstory, his character will become more interesting (?) but right now he’s just another True Neutral, making him the lamest character in the entire series. Gregory is a true True Neutral. Eyeroll.

Jadis



Jadis is the leader of The Junkyard Gang (aka The Scavengers) and is very likely the “little birdie” who told Negan about Rick’s plans to fight The Saviors. But can we blame her? With a Chaotic Neutral character alignment, this is to be expected. Jadis is a lot like Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Aside from sharing a most curious way of talking, neither Q or Jadis are actually evil, even when their actions appear to be cruel. Chaotic Neutral is often called “The Free Spirit” because they are anarchists. They do not believe in any form of government, and usually, stay mostly focused on their own well being. Chaotic Neutral characters do not take pleasure in the suffering of others, nor are they motivated by it. These anarchists are curious characters. Jadis is not likely to stay loyal to Negan if he impedes upon the well being of her gang.

Simon (is Negan)



Ugh. Simon. Just, ugh. He’s the worst, and he’s basically the Darth Vader of The Walking Dead. Lawful Evil characters are totally diabolical, but not independent. They will always follow their evil leader, whether it’s Negan, or the Emperor. They are totally loyal to their leader and have no regard for life. Known as “The Dominator,” they are the ultimate follower, making them the stewards of evil and destruction. Lawful Evil characters are obedient; they will follow the code of evil at all times. Yikes. And that smile is terrifying, ffs. Simon is Negan’s most loyal follower, and he DGAF if anyone gets hurt, including other Saviors.

Negan is Chaotic Evil



Negan. Is. Terrifying. If Ramsay Bolton were in The Walking Dead universe, he would be Negan. Chaotic Evil characters are selfish destroyers and have no respect for rules. The rule is whatever a Chaotic Evil decides it is. These evil characters are greedy and take from others. Whether it’s Ramsay taking Winterfell, or Negan taking from, well, everyone he can find on the Eastern seaboard, these are the baddies who deal in pure Chaotic Evil.

So, what about Dwight? Is he evil?



Dwight is the malefactor on The Walking Dead. His backstory shows that at one time he may have been good. When he first met Daryl, back before he looked exactly like Two-Face, he answered the infamous 3 Questions. He told Daryl he’d killed more Walkers than he could count but had never killed a human because “When you kill a person, there’s no going back.”  Later on in the story, we find Dwight with a half-burned face, killing humans without remorse. It’s clear that by deciding to re-join the Saviors in Episode 6 of the sixth season, he left behind any honorable qualities he may have once maintained. Dwight is Neutral Evil, which basically makes him the Littlefinger of Alexandria. He will work for both sides without any real conviction and engages in evil behavior if he thinks he’ll get away with it. Ew.

Dwight is the most important character walking into Season 8 because he is the malefactor in the story. He’s a wrongdoer, who appears to be willing to do right. But, as with all wrongdoers, he cannot be trusted. He’ll engage in mayhem and destruction if he can get away with it, and he lacks a moral code.

Will Dwight go back to who he was before he re-joined the Saviors and began killing humans? If he does, his alignment will surely shift. But for now, Dwight is Neutral Evil. He’s just a bad guy, willing to do bad things at any time, for either side. The side he chooses may benefit, because the survivors are on the brink of all-out war with the saviors, and it won’t be pretty.

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Trump’s long-promised wall as a Halloween costume looks like a janky onesie of a
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This Is Officially the Most Googled Halloween Costume of 2017

T-minus 11 days until Halloween. And if you’re among the few who have yet to piece together a costume, don’t fret just yet. We have a seriously chic selection of Halloween attire inspiration, from the most pinned costume on Pinterest to the easiest last-minute looks you can put together with a pair of jeans. And while all of these ideas are sure to make people stop and stare (either out of fear or out of style envy), it seems there is one particular costume that is officially the most Googled.

According to a report released by Google, the most searched-for Halloween costume this year is—drumroll please—Wonder Woman. A state-by-state breakdown reveals that there was a significant spike in searches related to this comic book heroine. So as the site puts it, “There’s a frighteningly high chance you will see a Wonder Woman costume on Halloween this year.” Ranking second on the list is Harley Quinn, with a clown, a unicorn, and a rabbit rounding out the top five, respectively.

So if you were still unsure about what to dress up as this year, consider transforming into Wonder Woman for the night.

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Chris Janson on Being Country Music’s ‘Most Open Redneck’

Truth be told, Chris Janson isn't really a boat guy.

"I love the seek and chase of finding cars and motorcycles online," Janson tells Rolling Stone Country over lunch at one of his favorite Nashville steakhouses, alongside his wife and manager, Kelly. He's here so often that he has his order – medium filet, nothing on it; plain cheesecake to go; and a bottle of Coke – on reflex.

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Marks and Spencers are finally restocking one of their most sold out dresses

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Words by Jessica Ransom 

Marks & Spencer have been wheeling out some absolute fashion winners recently. From these Marks and Spencer kitten heels (controversial, we know) to their new strapless bra that’s perfect for those blessed with a bigger bust.

So, although it was disappointing, it was no surprise when it was reported that the M&S constellation dress had gone out of stock again last month.

The limited edition dress had everyone from fashion editors, bloggers and shopping enthusiasts raving about it.

Victoria Derbyshire showed off hers on Instagram and her fans were quick to compliment the presenter.

One wrote, ‘What a beautiful dress’. Another said, ‘Fabulous dress!’, while a third commented ‘Lovely dress Victoria you look beautiful’.

Blogger Erica Davies was one of the first to her hands on the dress and told her Instagram following that she fell in love as soon as she put it on.

Captioning the picture Erica wrote, ‘I don’t need it. I said I didn’t need it. I said I didn’t NEED it. Oh … I bought it. It’s fine, I can send it back. I can still send it back. I’ll just try it on. Oh no, I love it. It’s fine, I don’t need it. I can still send it back. Oh, I’m going out in it. Right now. I can’t send it back. Actually, I don’t want to send it back.’

But the good news is that more stock will be coming in to M&S! Yes, with many members of our team also wishing they had this dress in their wardrobe, we reached out to the brand to get some insider information.

An M&S representatives confirmed another drop would be coming in early November but couldn’t give us an exact date. So we will be joining you in scouting every M&S store we pass…

Priced at just £45 this dress very affordable and is sure to get you lots of compliments. The long sleeves and pleated skirt are very flattering and it can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down with boots.

Paired with tights this dress can carry you all the way through autumn and winter and is a great choice for in the office or at the weekend. 

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The Right Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

With 500 million users and 10 million job postings, LinkedIn is widely recognized as the social networking destination for job seekers, recruiters, and business-to-business companies. But if you’re struggling to attract career-related opportunities or make meaningful business connections, you may want to consider if you’re using the platform all wrong.

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Here are three ways to get the most out of LinkedIn:

Develop Mutually Beneficial Relationships

 

First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page with the definition of networking. During an interview with The Wharton University of Pennsylvania, the billionaire founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman said, “The key thing in networking is to make sure that you look at it as a mutual alliance. You’re building a set of allies, kind of a virtual company around you, and you help each other.” Keeping this in mind, you should approach LinkedIn with the simple goal of getting to know your contacts beyond their job description. Don’t be afraid to vet your invitations. Here’s a helpful list of do’s and don’ts.

Add Value to Your Relationships Weekly

 

When it comes to any social networking site: Content + Conversation = Currency

One of the best ways to add value to your relationships is to create relatable and actionable content. From sharing your perspective on trends in your industry to using the power of storytelling to connect and build trust with an audience, make it a weekly habit to update your status and publish content directly to the platform.

Approach LinkedIn as if you’re having a conversation with someone. Bring your personality, passion, and purpose to the platform. Tell people about your aha moments, an event you’re attending, sharing a motivating or thought-provoking quote, asking questions, or telling a quick story about productivity, job search experience, etc.

You can also update your status with video and link videos in the summary, experience, and education sections of your LinkedIn profile.

Evaluate Your LinkedIn Relationships Quarterly

 

Make a list of at least five people you want to know more about. Consider connections that are at your career level as well as 2-3 steps above your job level. Engage them in conversation. Read, like, comment, and share their articles. After a period of time (e.g., 2-3 months) send them an email officially introducing yourself and sharing something resourceful, like an interesting article, mutual connection, or upcoming event.

 

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In 2017, the “entrepreneurial bug” is prolific. For those bitten by it, there is nothing more invigorating than the seed of a successful business idea.

But in our startup-saturated society, with an abundance of businesses that promise to disrupt everything from the daily commute to dental floss, the truth is that only a small percentage of companies ultimately make the cut. When it comes down to it, entrepreneurship is hard — and reaching the upper echelons of success requires a serendipitous cocktail of dedication, passion, people, and sometimes, a little bit of plain luck.

The right advice is key, too. There’s no better source of wisdom than those who have navigated the stormy seas of entrepreneurship and emerged victorious on the other side — especially if they’ve managed to do it not just once, but repeatedly. We spoke to several such serial entrepreneurs on the Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 list (read their success stories here) to get their top tips. Below are the key takeaways for budding entrepreneurs. Read more…

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How to fix the most annoying thing about Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s latest smartphones come with a feature that has really been getting on my nerves — and apparently I’m not the only one.

Ever since I bought a Samsung Galaxy S8 as part of my switch to a $ 12 cell phone plan with Xfinity Mobile, I’ve inadvertently opened up the Bixby Home app more times than I can remember.

To be honest, I didn’t even know what Bixby was until I started doing Google searches about how to disable it.

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How to disable the Bixby button on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

If you’re not familar, Bixby is Samsung’s virtual assistant. Using voice commands, users can ask Bixby to complete tasks like taking photos and setting reminders.

I already use Google Assistant, so I don’t see the need for another assistant unless it can cook dinner and do laundry.

Here’s the problem: Samsung has a Bixby key on its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 devices that many people are accidentally pressing, which causes Bixby to take over the screen.

It’s easy to mistakenly hit the Bixby button because it’s located right below the volume down button.

After looking around the web, I learned from an article on Android Central that Samsung has released an update that makes it possible to eliminate this problem!

3 steps to disable Samsung’s Bixby button

1. Press the Bixby button 

Bixby button located below volume down

2. Update Bixby if prompted

Update Bixby if necessary

3. Slide the Bixby key toggle to off

Bixby key toggle off

When I followed the steps above, I had to log in to my Samsung account, agree to Bixby’s terms and conditions, and then I was able to eventually disable the key. Problem solved!

You can also go to Bixby Home > Settings > Bixby key and select Don’t open anything.

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Although Bixby no longer launches when I accidentally hit the button, I can still access it through my home screen by pressing down until the menu appears and then swiping left-to-right.

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The most haunted places on earth

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We’ve all heard ghost stories before, and tales of particular places being haunted. In fact, it’s a good bet that, when you were a kid, there were several places in your local area that were alleged to be haunted. Many places that are considered to be haunted have found their way into folklore, and urban legend and often play a big role in the way we perceive a particular building or area.

There are many places around the world that are widely considered to be haunted, as opposed to just local hearsay (You can check them out here). These are usually places in which odd and unexplainable events have taken place over the years. It is often the case that there are perfectly rational and logical explanations behind these things, but they are often attributed to otherworldly phenomena. This is a list of five places that are considered to be among the most haunted places on Earth.

Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan, India

Even from pictures, you can see that this ancient fort has a creepy feel to it, and you can understand why many people believe it to be haunted. The legend goes that a sorcerer once cursed the residents of the palace to die unnaturally, and their spirits to haunt the fort forever. Indian culture has a lot of folklore and superstition surrounding it, and the fort is one of the most feared places in the country. Considered the most haunted place in India, and one of the most haunted in the world, it is said that nobody who has visited the fort after dark has ever been seen again… So you might want to plan a trip here in the daytime.

Highgate Cemetery, London, England

Highgate Cemetery is one of the eeriest places in the world, and you can imagine a horror movie being filmed or set here! There are so many creepy statues, murky pathways, and creaky mausoleums that supernatural aficionados everywhere will be having a field day. The cemetery is very picturesque by day, but, by night it has a strange aura about it, and many believe it to be one of the most haunted places in the world. There are so many Gothic tombs, and unknown graves here and these contribute to the feeling that the place is home to some supernatural presence.

Screaming Tunnel, Ontario, Canada

Screaming Tunnel is very culturally relevant in Canada as a result of its location. It’s situated beneath the train tracks that connect Niagara Falls to both Toronto and New York but was actually constructed as a drainage tunnel. The local legend tells us that the tunnel is haunted by a young girl who burned to death centuries before. It is claimed that she will appear to anyone who lights a match in the tunnel. The tunnel actually makes an appearance in the 1983 David Cronenberg movie The Dead Zone.

Changi Beach, Singapore

The eerie Changi Beach is widely regarded as the most haunted place in Singapore, and one of the most haunted in the world. It is believed that many Chinese soldiers were executed here by the Japanese during World War II. In fact, such is the belief in the beach being haunted, that people have claimed sightings of headless bodies of Chinese soldiers, as well as reports of crying and screaming being heard. One thing is for sure, we don’t fancy spending a night alone on this beach!

Monte Cristo, New South Wales, Australia

This stunning mansion is thought to be one of the most haunted places in Australia, frequented by the ghost of Mrs. Crawley. Passersby have reported hearing the cries and screams of an old woman, and there have been alleged sightings of her as well. Reportedly, some people who visit the mansion report the sensation of suffocation, as though the spirit is pressing on them. But, nevertheless, it operates as a museum and popular tourist attraction.

These are just five of the places considered to be the most haunted on Earth. There are plenty of other creepy and scary places that have been cited as being haunted. However, these are the worst of the worst. Visit them if you dare…

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Study Highlights 10 Most Unnecessary and Overused Medical Tests and Treatments

Unnecessary medication. Tests that don’t reveal the problem, or uncover a “problem” that isn’t really there. Procedures that have more risk than benefit. A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine highlights some of the most egregious examples of medical overuse in America. The goal is not to shame anyone, but to make healthcare more effective and efficient. “Too…

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Unnecessary medication. Tests that don’t reveal the problem, or uncover a “problem” that isn’t really there. Procedures that have more risk than benefit. A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine highlights some of the most egregious examples of medical overuse in America. The goal is not to shame anyone, but to make healthcare more effective and efficient.

“Too often, health care practitioners do not rely on the latest evidence and their patients don’t get the best care,” said Daniel Morgan, associate professor of epidemiology & public health and infectious diseases at UM SOM. “Hopefully this study will spread the word about the most overused tests and treatments.”

The paper appears in the most recent issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.

For this study, Dr. Morgan and his colleagues examined more than 2200 journal articles. He and his colleagues narrow this down to the 10 most influential and relevant articles.

The 10 overused tests and treatments are:

Transesophageal Echocardiography: TEE is an invasive test that is used to diagnose heart issues that could lead to stroke. Although the test has a reputation for being more sensitive, a recent study found that it does not improve outcomes over a more simple test. Because it is an invasive procedure that requires sedation, it poses increased risks for patients compared to other alternatives.

Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiography (CTPA): the use of this test in emergency departments has increased markedly in recent years. It is used to help diagnose pulmonary embolism, the blockage of a blood vessel in the lung. Researchers found that the test is overused compared to less risky tests. Overuse of CTPA is likely to result in delays, higher costs, and patient harm from unnecessary exposure to radiation and contrast dye.

Computed Tomography in Patients with Respiratory Symptoms: computed tomography, a high-tech scanning technology, is increasingly used in patients with respiratory symptoms. The study found that it was over used in patients who had non-life-threatening respiratory symptoms. In these cases, CT does not improve patient outcomes and could lead to false positive results. It also poses risks for patients, exposing them to radiation, with between 1.5 and 2 percent of all cancers in the U.S. attributable to radiation from CT.

Carotid Artery Ultrasonography and Stenting: this study found that more than 90 percent of carotid ultrasonography for patients without symptoms, who end up having stents or surgery, is performed for uncertain or inappropriate indications. This suggests that many of these procedures may be unnecessary. Given the risk of stenting or surgery, this indicates that the test and the procedure are likely both overused.

Aggressive Management of Prostate Cancer: a study of men who had prostate cancer surgery after being diagnosed through a blood test found that the rate of cancer -related death was 1 percent, with no difference between the groups who had been treated and those who had not been treated. Given that prostate cancer treatments can significantly increase erectile dysfunction and other problems, this suggests that the risks of treatment may outweigh the benefits in many men. The researchers argue that blood tests for prostate cancer should generally be avoided because they are more harmful than beneficial.

Supplemental Oxygen Does Not Help Patients with COPD and Moderate Lack of Oxygen: this study found that giving extra oxygen to patients with the lung illness chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who had only mild oxygen deficit, did not improve quality of life or lung function.

No Benefit to Surgery for Meniscal Cartilage Tears in the Knee: this research found that having surgery for a meniscus tear did not improve symptoms, even for patients who had clicking in the knee. Because of fewer risks and lower costs, conservative management and rehabilitation are a more effective strategy, the researchers argued.

Little Benefit to Nutritional Support in Medical Inpatients: Malnutrition may be associated with worse outcomes for hospital patients. But this study found that giving critically ill patients nutritional intervention, generally oral feeding, made no difference in overall death rate or length of stay in the hospital. The researchers concluded that nutritional support should not be routinely used because it did not have a benefit for patients.

Strategies to Reduce Overuse of Antibiotics: Up to half of all antibiotic use is inappropriate, exposing patients to the risk of adverse drug events, and increasing the overall risk of resistant bacteria. This study examined several methods to reduce the rate of antibiotic prescriptions by doctors. The most effective approach was to show doctors comparisons to their peers who prescribed correctly. In this group, inappropriate prescriptions dropped from nearly 20 percent to less than 4 percent. In this context, peer pressure can be effective, it appears.

Reducing the Use of Unnecessary Cardiac Imaging: Advanced cardiac imaging for patients with chest pain has more than tripled over the past decade. Many low-risk patients may receive noninvasive testing that could lead to unnecessary hospitalization and intervention. A study in which doctors and patients shared decision-making over whether or not to test found that this approach reduced the number of tests.

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Twitch users are streaming tons of games at any given moment and it’s no easy task to seek out some of the best highlights across the platform. Today however, is your lucky day! We put together the best Twitch clips from the month of September for you to admire, laugh, cringe, or perhaps cry about.

To get things underway, we witness two Super Smash Bros. Melee shoutcasters get trolled through the donation feature.

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This clip is wonderful to watch. “EE” casually reads off the donator’s vulgar name only to be reprimanded by his co-caster immediately after doing so. “DC” then boasts how he would never make that mistake and pokes fun at EE for how gullible he is.

After DC is finished shaming EE, he immediately makes the exact same blunder that his co-caster committed. Reading off another immature, vulgar donation name and the two casters and pretty much the entire production team lose their minds. It’s just a genuine, hilarious, awkward moment for everyone watching.

Hearthstone

Thank you RNGesus! Popular Hearthstone streamer, nl_Kripp, was in quite a bind and needed a miracle to stave off imminent death from his opponent.

As luck would have it, he was given an “Emperor Cobra” card to enhance his “Zombeast” card. The interaction meant that he would be able to wipe the opponent’s entire field in one fell swoop.

How did it work exactly? The Cobra enhancement to the Zombeast card meant that it gained the “poisonous” attribute. Any damage done to an enemy minion would kill it. Coupled with Zombeast’s ability to deal 1 damage to all other minions, it was a match made in heaven. GGWP Kripp!

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

September was quite an eventful month for the PUBG community. One of the most prominent exploits that some people were abusing was going AFK in matches for “Battle Points” (basically XP).

Dignitas player “Suntouch” and some friends were in the latter stages of a PUBG match where they were among 58 people still alive in the map.

After a few moments, the player count in the server falls off a cliff as the kill ticker in the lower left-hand section of the screen starts listing off dozens of players dying in the toxic blue zone.

Suntouch’s team are left in shock to find out that only 9 people remain alive. Since publishing this article, the AFK issue has been mostly fixed and those looking for an easy chicken dinner won’t be so lucky.

Overwatch

There was a time that the “tank meta” reigned supreme over the competitive Overwatch scene. Teams would use high HP heroes to get in the face of their opponents and flankers could utilize the distraction by getting kills or securing objectives.

While the meta has shifted in the current Overwatch, Tanks are still a viable aspect of a lineup. Team MT1 took the tank meta to the absolute extreme on the first attack stage of King’s Row.

With 5 tanks chosen, plus a Lucio for HP and movement buffs, the team was near impossible to kill. It certainly took the opposing FTD team by surprise and easily secured the first capture point. New META!

Destiny 2

Since the release of Destiny 2 in early September, this was the most watched clip for the game in it’s early inception.

A fireteam was barely able to take down this boss on the last phase. It’s safe to say that if it lived for a second or two longer the whole team would have been wiped out and all would be lost.

The outburst of emotion from the team speaks volumes about this clip and the loot they all got wasn’t too shabby either!

Hope you enjoyed this month’s Twitch clip round-up!

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That was the year when the late David Bowie released his seminal rock-opera album The Rise and Fall of

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10 Anime We’re Most Excited For in 2018

The end of the year is fast approaching and it’s usually a time of celebration. But, there’s more to it than just fireworks, it also means that a batch of new anime shows are coming out.

And although anime studios take their sweet time to reveal what they are working on, several of them have announced which anime they are planning to release in 2018. From the looks of it, 2018 will be the year of awesome and much-anticipated sequels. So, here are 10 anime show that you should be looking forward to.

Steins;Gate 0

  • Premiere date: 2018 – 2019
  • Studio: White Fox
  • Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller

After more than four years, studio White Fox is releasing a new Steins;Gate series called Steins;Gate 0. The new anime will be an adaptation of the visual novel of the same name. And while Zero is going to be part of the main canon, it will take place before the ending of the original story.

Although it’s not technically a true sequel, fans of the series — including myself — can’t wait to see Okabe on the small screen and see if the mad doc has a chance at rescuing Kurisu.

FLCL 2 and 3

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Dementia, Mecha

At this year’s Anime Expo, studio Production I.G announced that two installments, with six episodes each, of FLCL would premiere in 2018. The new seasons will follow Haruko several years after the events of the previous season. And while fans are excited that the series is returning, the teasers left us with more questions than answers like why did Haruko return to Earth?

On top of that, staff from One-Punch Man, My Hero Academia, and Naruto are said to be working on the anime. Can’t wait to see what these animators will bring to this already weird and action-packed show.

Fairy Tail Final Season

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: N/A
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen

In July, the author of the Fairy Tail manga took to Twitter to announce the sad news the Fairy Tail anime will come to an end in 2018. The series premiered almost a decade ago and has become part of the Japanese pop culture and a favorite for anime binge-watchers.

Fairy Tail follows the Fairy Tail guild comprised of young wizards. Natsu, a member of the guild, makes an unlikely friendship with Lucy Heartfilia as she aspires to become a powerful wizard.

Since its release in 2009, Fairy Tail has aired more than 250 episodes and several movies. Now that the final season is about to premiere, it’s time to binge-watch the series from the beginning.

B: The Beginning


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‘B: The Beginning’
  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G.
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a world where technological advancements are the way life, crime grows rampant. In this new civilization, we meet Koku, the protagonist, and Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. Watch Koku and Keith race through the city as they try to solve a string of murders orchestrated by a mysterious criminal organization and the infamous Killer B.

I love a good mystery anime when the suspense and drama are done well, and B: the Beginning (formerly known as Perfect Bones) looks like it will keep the viewer enthralled until its conclusion. Anime shows like Monster and Erased do justice to the genre and it looks like Netflix’s B: the Beginning will do the same.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress Season 2


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‘Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’
  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Production I.G.
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The steampunk survival action, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, returns for a second season in 2018. Originally, the anime was slated to premiere in 2017, but it was pushed back to make way for the second season of Attack on Titan. The season finale had many shocking twists and because it’s an original show, there are no indications on how the animator will proceed with the sequel.

Overlord 2


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‘Overlord’
  • Premiere date: January 2018
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Magic, Supernatural

Although there are many anime series about being trapped in a video game (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, SAO, Log Horizon), there is something special about Overlord.

In the season finale, Ainz Ooal Gown finds out that the Slane Theocracy were the ones responsible for the malevolence across the New World. The sequel will continue with this revelation and we will see our main villain face some new challenges.

Ainz Ooal Gown isn’t the hero that fans usually see in this genre. Rather, he takes a more villainous role and uses his resources to win the game and some allies. Overlord breathes new life into the MMORPG genre with its dark, funny, and wicked humor. Surely, we want to see more of this.

One-Punch Man 2

  • Premiere Date: 2018
  • Studio: J.C. Staff
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Parody, Super Power, Supernatural, Seinen

With the news that Madhouse isn’t animating One-Punch Man season 2 — the studio is notorious for passing on sequels — and that its director (Shingo Natsume) is leaving the series, fans are a bit worried. There’s real concern that J.C. Staff doesn’t have the same caliber as its successor. However, the studio is no noob. J.C. Staff has animated several shows (Revolutionary Girl Utena and Ghost Hunt) that have become classics and must-sees.

Despite these concerns, fans are still excited that they are working on the second installment. In the new season, we will see the titular hero, Saitama, face a new villain, Garou.

Persona 5 The Animation

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Supernatural, Fantasy

In the fall of 2016, A-1 Pictures released Persona 5 The Animation The Day Breakers to promote the game. However, the response to the short anime was so overwhelmingly positive that they decided to make a 12-episode series. And if the anime is as good as the game then it might be a serious contender for best anime of 2018.

Attack on Titan

  • Premiere date: April 2018
  • Studio: Wit Studio
  • Genre: Action, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy

The third season of Attack on Titan is coming a lot sooner than you think. After the series revealed the real identities of the Colossal and Armored Titan, fans still wanted more. Especially, to find out what’s in Eren’s basement. The end credits of the season two finale announced that the third installment would premiere in 2018. Hopefully, this doesn’t push back the release date of Kabaneri.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection

  • Premiere date: 2018
  • Studio: Original
  • Genre: Action, Military, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Drama, Mecha

The anime that I and a lot of anime fans are looking forward to the most is the third season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection. While details about the new installment are not clear, based on the trailer we can assume that it will take place several years after the events of the Zero Requiem plan. More specifically, how Japan and other countries have recovered from the tyranny of the Holy Britannian Empire.

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Cardi B‘s week just got better.

After her hit single “Bodak Yellow” reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the 24-year-old rapper received a slew of congratulations on social media, even flowers from the dethroned Taylor Swift herself.

But on Thursday night, she shared an Instagram story video that would make any Rihanna fan jealous.

“Look what I got!” she yelled off camera, showing off enviable amounts of make-up from the “Work” singer’s Fenty Beauty collection.

“I know you make-up artists is jealous,” Cardi B added.

The rapper was treated to flowers by Swift a day after she knocked down “Look What You Made Me Do” to No. 3 on the Billboard charts.

Cardi B shared a picture of the gift on Instagram, writing, “Sooo beautiful and lovely. Thank you @taylorswift for the flowers 💐❤️❤️…. and I freaking love your music 🎶.”

“That was so beautiful; such a sweetheart,” Cardi B told PEOPLE Tuesday in Brooklyn. “I’ve always been a fan. When I knew it was me and her competing for that No. 1 spot, I was like, ‘Oh why it have to be Taylor Swift?!’ I love her. I don’t really like saying, ‘Knock her off’ — she knocked everybody off!”

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Hot 100-topping single is only the second song by an unaccompanied female rapper to ever top the chart, joining Lauryn Hill’s 1998 track, “Doo Wop (That Thing).”

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Fortune has named the 50 most powerful women in business and they are incredibly inspiring

From tech CEOs to big time beauty names, these are the business women to look up to this year

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You would be forgiven for thinking that 2017 has been a bleak year for women in business, with sad revelations about the realities of the gender pay gap and sexual harassment emerging each week.

Thankfully there’s some good news – for the 20th year running Fortune has released their 2017 list, ranking the 50 most powerful businesswomen – and just looking at the list is getting us empowered.

From the CEOs of Pepsi and Facebook to the COO of Facebook and the President of Hershey, these influential women cover all spectrums, with Reese Witherspoon just falling short of a mention, ranking 51st for the launch of her Emmy award winning production company, Pacific Standard, and her lifestyle brand, Draper James.

These 50 women prove that when it comes to business, women are right there at the forefront, so if you’re feeling disempowered, give this a read…

1. Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors
2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
3. Marillyn Hewson
Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
4. Abigail Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
5. Sheryl Sandberg
COO, Facebook

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6. Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
7. Meg Whitman
CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8. Safra Catz
Co-CEO, Oracle
9. Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
10. Ruth Porat
SVP and CFO, Alphabet

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11. Lynn Good
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
12. Helena Foulkes
President, CVS/Pharmacy
13. Angela Ahrendts
SVP, Retail, Apple
14. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube
15. Tricia Griffith
President and CEO, Progressive

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16. Cathy Engelbert
CEO, Deloitte
17. Pam Nicholson
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
18. Ann Marie Campbell
EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot
19. Geisha Williams
CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
20. Debra Reed
Chairman, President and CEO, Sempra Energy

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21. Karen Lynch
President, Aetna
22. Sandra Peterson
Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson
23. Heather Bresch
CEO, Mylan
24. Marianne Lake
CFO, JPMorgan Chase
25. Margaret Keane
President and CEO, Synchrony Financial

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26. Amy Hood
EVP and CFO, Microsoft
27. Mary Callahan Erdoes
CEO, JPM Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase
28. Judith McKenna
EVP and COO, Walmart
29. Barbara Rentler
CEO, Ross Stores
30. Leanne Caret
President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

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31. Denise Morrison
President and CEO, Campbell Soup
32. Vicki Hollub
President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
33. Shari Ballard
Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail, Best Buy
34. Debra Crew
President and CEO, Reynolds American, British American Tobacco
35. Kathleen Murphy
President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments

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36. Lynne Doughtie
Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.
37. Mary Mack
Senior EVP and Head of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
38. Julie Sweet
CEO, North America, Accenture
39. Carolyn Tastad
Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
40. Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, Industry Platforms, IBM

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41. Crystal Hanlon
President, Northern Division, Home Depot
42. Shira Goodman
CEO, Staples
43. Jennifer Taubert
Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
44. Anna Manning
President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America

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45. Michele Buck
President and CEO, Hershey
46. Deanna Mulligan
President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
47. Bonnie Hammer
Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, Comcast
48. Mary Dillon
CEO, Ulta Beauty
49. Margo Georgiadis
CEO, Mattel
50. Anne Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America

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The world’s most extreme scuba spots

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If you’re a true water baby, you’ll find any opportunity to get in the water, splash away your troubles and truly lose yourself under the surface. The best thing about the water is that there are so many ways to utilize it – you can swim, you can ski, you can surf, and you can scuba. There are more and more people choosing to scuba dive every single year, as more and more people are falling in love with diving in exploring the depths of the ocean (or the swimming pool, if you’re just starting out). However, diving the same spots can get pretty boring, so you might want to know where the most extreme scuba spots are. So grab your goggles, because we’re taking a little trip around the world.

The Temple of Doom – Tulum, Mexico

I mean, the name kinda gives it away with this one. (Why would anyone want to dive somewhere that’s called The Temple of Doom?!) As scuba divers delve into the depths of Tulum, they are greeted by a skull-and-crossbones sign, warning them of danger ahead. To most, the dive down to the Temple is perfectly easy – but once you set your flipper into the Temple, it all changes. The Temple is full of intricate tunnels as well as stalagmites and stalactites blocking your way. Oh yeah, and one other thing; the Temple of Doom is shrouded in darkness.

Samaesan Hole – Samae San Island, Thailand

If you’re a fond scuba diver, you might think your only problem is to look where you’re going, so you don’t swim into a load of coral. However, if you venture over to the Samaesan Hole in Thailand, you have a few other problems to worry about – one of which is the presence of hundreds of unexploded bombs! (Yep, that wasn’t a typo. Bombs!) The hole was previously used by the military as an ‘explosive dump ground,’ and is notorious for its incredibly strong currents that can take even the most experienced of divers off course. Hmmm, we might pass on this one…

Lava Tunnels – Isabella Island, Galapagos

There are some divers who want to dive where few have dived before. If you’re that kind of diver, the Lava Tunnels on Isabella Island will be perfect for you. Of course, the Galapagos Islands are volcanic islands that are constantly active. As the lava spews into the ocean, it forms lava tunnels that are big enough for humans to enter. Because of this, there are now numerous diving centers around the island that are offering tours of these tunnels. What’s truly amazing is that as the volcanoes continue to spew out the lava, the tunnels constantly change – which means every single dive is different.

Peleliu Expressway – Palau

Many divers often want to push themselves to the limit, and the Peleliu Expressway is the epitome of difficulty. The dive itself is incredibly beautiful, with gorgeous crystal clear waters and coral reefs. However, the Peleliu Expressway features some of the strongest currents in the world – especially when the moon is at its lowest and highest. The currents do not just pull you horizontally, though. Many divers have reported that they have been pulled vertically while diving this site, so it’s important that you are properly trained and confident before you attempt this dive.

Dead Sea, Israel

We all know the uniqueness of the Dead Sea, and visitors will realize that they will simply float in the water, rather than sink. Because of this, it makes diving fairly difficult – but not impossible. Potential divers will need to weigh down their bodies by around 90 pounds before they can descend beneath the surface of the water, and divers will need to wear a full-covered face mask due to the intense salinity of the water. Once underneath the surface of the Dead Sea, divers will be able to witness the obscure formations that little the sea bed. As you get nearer to the surface, your eyes will need to adjust to the sparkling reflections of the sunlight on the salt particles. It really is a once in a lifetime dive.

Remember: all of these dives are extremely dangerous and require sufficient training before they are to be attempted.

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13 of the most daring red carpet outfits of all time


13 of the most daring red carpet outfits of all time

The red carpet is no place for the feeble of fashion minds. Because there are ridiculously good looks that saunter down a step and repeat all the time, but *very* few actually traverse into daring red carpet gown category. Which is what makes the outfits on our list so very special.

Boring, they are not. Forgettable, they could never be. These ladies represent the crème de la crème of daring red carpet ensembles. These looks are the ones we could only hope to wear in our wildest dreams, but the women rocking them make it look so ~dayum~ easy.

Of course, Bad Girl RiRi would top the list. She basically wrote the book on daring fashion, and it’s one of the many reasons we’re obsessed her. Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé are also in this elite sartorial category, with sultry nearly-naked dresses of their own.

Now, a “daring dress” doesn’t always translate into long gown either, as evidenced by Bjork’s 2001 Oscars ensemble. And heck, Miley Cyrus’ addition to the list is more a chandelier than a dress, but we’ll take it!

Clearly, there are quite a few daring red carpet looks worthy of our praise. Now free to ohh and ahh over the assortment of said dresses below.

1. Rihanna, 2014

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Behold: the most daring red carpet dress of all time, courtesy of Rihanna and Adam Selman.

2. Beyoncé, 2015

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Queen Bey in Givenchy just plain shut. it. down.

3. Jennifer Lopez, 2000

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This Versace number is so iconic, they’re *still* making repeat versions nearly two decades later.

4. Miley Cyrus, 2015

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At first glance, we definitely thought this Versace dress was actually a chandelier. Regardless, Miley rocked it!

5. Bjork, 2001

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It doesn’t get more daring than a wearing a swan! (Wearing Marjan Pejoski).

6. Kim Kardashian, 2013

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Feathers, crystals and a whole lot of see-through fabric qualify this Roberto Cavalli design as one sizzling number.

7. Rihanna, 2017

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Bad Girl RiRi is the reigning queen of daring fashion, so of *course* she’d make the list twice. (Wearing Tom Ford).

8. Irina Shayk, 2015

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Mwuah! Irina was not afraid to rock it in this daring Versace jumpsuit-dress.

9. Toni Braxton, 2001

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She’s a Grammy-winner, and she’ll wear what she wants to!

10. Rita Ora, 2015

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Cue the jaw drop! (In Donna Karan).

11. Lil’ Kim, 1999

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Pasties weren’t a thing until Lil’ Kim made them a thing.

12. Elizabeth Hurley, 1994

Elizabeth Hurley Daring Red Carpet
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This Versace dress basically created the side cutout trend.

13. Amber Rose, 2014

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Ow ow! (Wearing Laura Dewitt).



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Sonic’s Most Emo Hedgehog Gets His Own Episode in ‘Sonic Forces’

The Sonic series’ broodiest hedgehog is getting his own playable episode in the upcoming Sonic Forces.

It’s been awhile since we spent time with Shadow the Hedgehog outside of an ensemble piece like Sonic Colors or Sonic Generations. Shadow has typically been on the opposite side of the ring from Sonic, choosing to antagonize and minimally sympathize. But his angsty, kind of dark nature has earned him fan adoration as Sonic’s more emo counterpart.

In Sonic Forces,  Shadow will once again be squaring off against Sonic, having allied with the insidious Dr. Eggman after the world has been conquered. As a henchman of the Eggman Empire, we know little about what role exactly Shadow will play. Fans have called Shadow a “traitor” for choosing to side with Sonic’s longtime rival, with many speculating that he’s become outright evil in nature. 

However, Sega has shared that outside of encountering him in the main game, players will have another way to spend some one-on-one time with Shadow.

Shadow is playable in the Episode Shadow add-on content, a new episode where players can step into the shoes of this most mysterious of hedgehogs. This episode plays out much like a level with Sonic would play, a side-scrolling adventure collecting rings and slaying the enemies that crop up in your path. Shadow’s levels also include swaths of floating red blocks that move with an eerie fluidity, and hitting any of these blocks will cause Shadow to take heavy damage.

After some hands-on time with Shadow’s episode, it’s definitely a tad more challenging that your typical time with Sonic, and requires some real fancy footwork in how you time your platforming later on down the line. But it’s all worth it: the events shown in Episode Shadow will explain why the hedgehog decided to team up with Dr. Eggman in the first place, and delve a little deeper into his goals and motives for Sonic Forces.

Sonic Forces will be released on November 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

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If there's one certain conclusion to be made about Darren Aronofsky's new film mother! (in theaters this weekend; snag your tickets here), it's that it is unlike anything you will watch in a theater this year. On the surface, mother! is a psychological horror about a couple (Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem) who move into a house in search of peace, quiet and inspiration, and before long they are visited by strangers who forever disrupt their universe.

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Let’s face it, in the midst of our busy lives sometimes it is good to close your eyes and imagine yourself on a relaxing vacation. How about on a luxury cruise ship floating away being pampered with all the food, drinks, spa treatments and shopping that you could ever imagine? If that sounds good to you, check out these beautiful and most luxurious cruise ships in the world.

Regent Seven Seas Explorer

This ship that calls itself the “most luxurious cruise ship ever built” is certainly proving itself with its all-inclusivity and incredible accommodations. Holding up to 750 passengers, the Seven Seas Explorer gives each passenger their own suite with their own large balcony overlooking the ocean. The inside of the ship is crafted with granite, marble and 500 crystal chandeliers. Not to mention the 2,500 art pieces on display throughout the ship. The lucky passengers are able to enjoy gourmet cuisine, live entertainment, lectures, a breathtaking pool deck, multiple spa treatments, excursions and more all included.

Seabourn Encore

The cruise line’s newest ship is promised to be quite the experience for 600 lucky passengers. Each passenger is greeted with champagne and introduced to their spacious suite and personal suite stewardess. For dinner, they can choose from one of the several glamorous restaurants and can later enjoy a full night life with bars, dance clubs and the ship’s own casino. Additional amenities include: 6 outdoor whirlpools, 2 pools, card rooms, a fitness center, spa, duty free luxury jewelry shopping and much more.

Silversea Silver Shadow

A bit smaller than the other ships mentioned, Silver Shadow gives 382 passengers an intimate experience equipped with spacious personal suites and their own butler service. Don’t let the size of the ship fool you, passengers still get to enjoy a stunning heated pool, luxury boutique shops, a connoisseur’s corner, spa, state of the art fitness center and classes, a show lounge, library, beauty salon, casino and more.

Ponant’s Le Laperouse

If Silver Shadow still isn’t intimate enough for you, you could be one of the 92 passengers in this luxury cruise ship, Le Laperouse. If you are willing to pay the high price of $ 12,460, you can get all the accommodations of a luxury cruise ship, with a lot more privacy. An infinity pool, marina platform which lets you kayak off the back of the ship and viewing portholes are just some of the perks you get to enjoy as a passenger.


Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

Holding the title of the world’s largest cruise ship is no small feat. Harmony of the Seas carries a whopping total of 5,479 passengers. This ship is good for the adventurous passenger who is looking for lots of action. The long list of amenities includes (but is not limited to): 3 waterslides, 2 rock climbing walls, 3 pools, an ice skating rink, surf simulator, zip line and the most exhilarating- a dry slide equipped with lights and sounds that plummets you down a 10-story drop.

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Why Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club is the most iconic hotel in Ibiza

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Ibiza has always been famous for its pristine beaches and a great party, but what if you could combine both these things in one handy location? The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club is ideal for the grown up clubber looking to revive their hedonistic days, but with updated luxuries. Divided into two parts, the club is in the original iconic building while the newly refurbished tower does exactly what it says on the tin and has views across the Balearic for miles.

The location

A handy 5 minute drive from the airport means that you won’t miss the plane home no matter how tired (hungover) you might be. The hotel itself is set at the secluded end of Playa d’en Bossa’s 3 kilometres of white sand, so no need to sacrifice scenic views for partying.

The room

It’s impossible to stay in a bog standard room at Ushuaia. There are now eight revamped suites to choose from, including one with direct access to an exclusive river-style swimming pool.

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach ClubThe food

There are endless food options to cater for every preference and gluten intolerance, from an oyster bar to a steakhouse by way of Japanese Mediterranean fusion food.

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The vibe

No one will bat an eyelid if you go to breakfast wearing your favourite sequin number or your Lulu Lemon gym gear, such is the perfect balance of health and hedonism at Ushuaia. So dig out your old favourites and wear them with pride.

Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club

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The new presidential XPA suite, complete with a private terrace. It’s guaranteed to be bigger than your first London flat but if you’re looking for something exclusive for your holiday it doesn’t get better than this.

While you’re there…

Make sure you visit the weekend Mercat Vell (Old Market) in the Plaça de la Constitucio for a dose of local culture and food. Lined with bars and restaurants, this is foodie heaven and within a 5 minute walk from the hotel it makes the ideal hangover cure for a Saturday morning.

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13 Of America’s Most Flourishing Black Women Honored In TIME ‘Firsts’ Project

Winfrey honored in TIME's 'Firsts' series.

On Thursday, TIME released a multimedia documentary titled Firsts which pays homage to 46 trailblazing women through a series of video interviews and photos.

“Our goal with Firsts is for every woman and girl to find someone whose presence in the highest reaches of success says to her that it is safe to climb, come on up, the view is spectacular,” read the project’s homepage.

Among the women honored in the interactive series of videos are 13 black women (coincidentally, the number 13 also happens to represent the percentage of Black women in the United States population). The women’s accomplishments are grouped into categories titled: The Setbacks, The Motivations, The Families, The Histories and The Ceilings.

Black icons Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Serena Williams, Gabby Douglass, Rita Dove, Issa Rae, Ursula Burns, Rita Dove, Mo’ne Davis, Aretha Franklin, Mae Jemison, Ilhan Omar and Loretta Lynch were all featured in the project.

“This is not a power list, this is not most famous women or most wealthy women,” TIME editor in chief Nancy Gibbs said. “This really is women who have stories to tell about breaking barriers that we think are instructive and inspiring across so many different fields. I think when you read their stories and hear them talk about what motivated them, what contributed to their success, what setbacks they faced, everyone will find someone they can identify with.”

In addition to the Friday issue dedicated to the ‘Firsts’ series, the collection of portraits and interviews with the women will also be available as a book which will be released September 19.

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Fear the Walking Dead

September 10 (9/8c AMC)

Fear the Walking Dead will continue to explore the terrifying world that was established in its parent show The Walking Dead. The second half of Season 3, which returns in September, will continue to show the journey from Baja California back to the Unites States. While the threat of Walkers looms large over the survivors, the Clark/Manawa tribe will have a unique challenge to face: the dangerous Otto Family and their home, Broke Jaw Ranch. Strap in because this season is about to get biblical with plagues, pestilences, and oh yeah — more zombies.

Gotham

September 21 (8/7c FOX)

For the last three seasons, Gotham has been setting up an origin story fit for a hero. While the villains have been the main focus of the series, season four promises to finally — yes finally — reveal the birth of the Dark Knight himself, Batman! The Riddler, the Penguin and Jim Gordon will continue to play a role in the creation of the Bat, but young Bruce Wayne will actually suit up, vigilante style, black mask and all. Hopefully he’ll also get his wings this season.

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September 29 (9/8c CBS)


Meaghan Rath will join the task force in the season premiere.

With the sad news that Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim have left Hawaii Five-0, the show will be taking on some new recruits this season, including Meaghan Rath. Rath’s character, Tani Rey, will be more than ready to join McGarrett and Danny in the season premiere, as they track down not one but two villains. Joey Lawrence guest stars as hacker Aaron Wright who sets notorious arsonist and returning villain, Jason Duclair, loose. This season will also see Danny and McGarret working on Steve’s restaurant — a restaurant which will create a lot of comedic tension between the pair.

Once Upon a Time

October 6 (8/7c ABC)

After a satisfying season six finale, Once Upon a Time is back with a new season and a new-ish show. Henry is all grown up, Hook is in law enforcement, and Regina is a bartender! In the twists of all twists, a new book has been opened, a new curse has been released, and only Henry’s daughter can convince him that it’s all real. The show has also moved from Storybrooke, Maine to a district in Seattle called Hyperion Heights (an easter egg name for Disney fans.) New and returning characters will also take the stage this season, including Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, Hook, Regina, Belle, Alice, Tiana, and more.

The Flash

October 10 (8/7c The CW)

How do you have a show called The Flash without The Flash? You raise up a wickedly talented team to protect Central City and bring Barry back — and that’s exactly what’s going to happen this season. Barry left Iris at the alter, he left Caitlin out in the cold, he left everything behind. Team Flash needs to rescue Barry from the speedforce so he can continue doing what he does best: save his city (and get the girl). This season will also introduce some exciting new characters like The Thinker (Neil Sandilands), Elongated Man (Hartley Sawyer), Breacher (Danny Trejo), and Amunet Black (Katee Sackhoff). Can Team Flash rescue Barry before the villains overrun the city? Find out when the show returns with The CW’s full superhero line up in October.

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The Most Interesting Cars That Raced at Monterey

What the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has never shied away from is the real competition that takes place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, between some of the rarest, most historical, most extravagantly expensive race cars on the planet. There are always thrills, chills, and yes, the occasional spill. But the risk is worth it to watch these cars run at top performance.

There’s the old and the oldest, from the 1912 National Speedway Roadster that won the Indianapolis 500, to the 1991 Mazda RX-7 that fought hard in IMSA’s GTU class. There’s race cars you’ve only read about, like the 1985 Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar—still covered in its original, numbers-matching, period-correct dirt. There are cars that exceed expectations, like the Can-Am cars that sound like hellfire coming down the hill. There’s rarities you’ve never heard of. For example, did you know Buick campaigned in IMSA’s GTO class in the Eighties with a tube-framed, 600 horsepower monster resembling a piddling N-Body Somerset?

It’s the entirety of motorsport history, encompassing everything wild and weird and wonderful from start to finish. Here’s some of our favorites, all running way harder than you’d ever expect.

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The 5 Most Heart-Wrenching Anime Moments Guaranteed to Make You Cry

The mark of a good anime is one that makes you feel — it sucks you in and makes you feel what the characters are feeling and makes you feel what the creator is trying to portray. When those moments are so overwhelmingly heartbreaking — as they often are in anime — there’s nothing more you can do but watch and let the tears flow. So, here are five of the most emotional moments in anime that will make you cry.

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Nabari No Ou



Nabari No Ou is about the world of the ninja hiding in plain sight. But it’s not all fun and games. It tells the story of Miharu Rokujou and Yoite who team up to protect the mysterious entity known as Shinra Banshou that Miharu holds inside of him.

This anime has scenes aplenty that bring on the waterworks. What particularly does it for me is the second ending theme. It’s set to the tune of “Aru Ga Mama” by Anamu and Maki and the visuals are of Yoite and Miharu traveling together. The song, along with the visuals, brings a sense of melancholy and peacefulness. I can’t help but get a little teary eyed watching it.

Naruto


Sasuke puts his life on the line to protect Naruto during their fight with Haku.

One of the most well known and beloved anime, Naruto, is funny, serious, and full of heart. It’s about a young ninja in training named Naruto Uzumaki who works to earn the respect of his village while meeting his goal of becoming the village leader.

The first scene that did it for me was when Sasuke sacrificed himself to protect Naruto. It was the first time we really saw how much they valued each other as best friends despite their rivalry.

Persona 4: The Animation


Nanako and Dojima finally make amends

Persona 4: The Animation is a great adaption of the game Persona 4. It tells the story of a young man who transfers from his school in the city to the country town of Yasoinaba. There he’s faced with a murder investigation, new friends trying to overcome their insecurities, and a hostile TV world. It perfectly portrays the heart, humor, and fun of the video game.

Although this originally takes place in the game, it hits much harder in the anime adaption. The moment when Nanako talks about how she feels like her father doesn’t really love her because he’s always working is absolutely heartbreaking. It’s a look into how a lack of communication can lead to a break in a child-parent bond. he scenes of Nanako in the hospital where it appears she succumbs to her illness are incredibly heart wrenching as well. To see a small little girl scared and in pain is like a kick to the chest.

Another heart-wrenching moment from the anime is when Nanako is in the hospital where it appears she succumbs to her illness. To see a little girl so scared and in pain is like a kick to the chest.

Clannad/Clannad After Story


Tomoya wouldn’t trade knowing Nagisa for anything.

Clannad is one of my favorite animes and I wholeheartedly recommend people watch it. It tells the story of a young delinquent named Tomoya Okazaki and how he navigates life and builds bonds with the people around him, most notably Nagisa Furukawa and her parents.

At the end of Clannad After Story, Tomoya makes a wish that sends him back to the first moment he met Nagisa. He could let her walk away, meaning they never meet. But instead, he calls out to her, rushing to hug her. It’s an acknowledgment that the hardships they face were worth it because he knows what it’s like to be in love and have a family with her.

Fruits Basket


Momiji makes a decision.

Fruits Basket is about a young girl named Tohru Honda who is living in the woods after the death of her mother. On the way to school, she meets a man named Shigure Sohma who is the older cousin of her classmate Yuki Sohma. After a mudslide wipes out the tent she lives in, Tohru starts living with the family, including hot head Kyo.

Momiji’s speech about carrying his memories with him no matter how hard they may hurt him stands out. It’s even more touching when you know that he’s talking about his mother having her memories of him erased. To go through that and have the courage to still be optimistic is inspiring and touching, and will always make you cry.

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When I was a child growing up in North Carolina about an hour away from the Blue Ridge Parkway, nothing made my blood run cold like a grown up saying, “Oh, what a fine day to go up to the parkway and see the leaves changing color.”

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The most hipster neighborhoods in the world

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Ahhhh, the elusive hipster. If you’re not a hipster, you probably want to be one. If you are a hipster, you probably deny that you are. However, the growing trend in going against the man and avoiding the cultural mainstream has had a huge impact on the world – and not just because Starbucks is running out of no-foam-no-milk-no-soy-no-water latte and we’re running low on beard oil. In fact, there are neighborhoods all across the world that pride themselves on their hipster ways.

Fitzroy, Melbourne – Australia

If you’re looking for long hair, sandals (actually, sometimes no shoes at all), big beards and bohemian beauties you’ll undoubtedly find a few hundred walking the streets of Fitzroy in Melbourne, Australia. With street art on every corner, old-style book stores, numerous record stores, vintage stores, cafes, and restaurants – all serving avocado on toast (we assume), many hipsters travel across Australia to visit this hipster hotspot. The neighborhood also houses a couple of nightclubs which prove incredibly popular with the hipster locals.

Shoreditch, London – United Kingdom

Although many neighborhoods in London are trying to take over Shoreditch’s hipster crown, it still remains the original hipster area in the city. Shoreditch is home to the hipster mecca, Brick Lane Market, which sells everything from useless bric-a-brac to vintage antiques, clothing, furniture, and whole foods. As if that wasn’t enough, the whole area of Shoreditch is like its own personal art gallery, with a focus on urban street art. You’ll struggle to find a wall that isn’t adorned with portraits, giant hedgehogs (yeah, that’s a real thing), avant-garde murals or poignant pieces.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn – United States

When it comes to rocking the hipster look, the people of Williamsburg, Brooklyn know how to get it spot on. The whole neighborhood is the epitome of hipster, with its residents wearing school uniforms (on purpose), trilby hats, tweed jackets, bow ties, skinny jeans – and, of course, a Nikon camera hanging around their neck. However, the neighborhood has completely embraced the hipster world and offers trendy cafes and restaurants, music venues, bowling alleys and regular cultural food and art festivals.

Florentin, Tel Aviv – Israel

Florentin has only recently got itself on the hipster map, but it is taking the hipster world by storm. With incredibly affordable living and cultural hotspots, more and more people are moving to Israel to experience the true hipster life. With all that money they’re saving on accommodation, these hipsters take advantage of the numerous cafes and restaurants, art galleries and boutique stores – and even take in the incredible Bauhaus-style architecture surrounding them.

Malasana, Madrid – Spain

Although we would love to call Malasana a hipster haven – we wouldn’t be culturally correct. In Spanish, hipsters are called ‘modernos,’ and this new name gives them a new lease of life, with many of the modernos sporting V-necked shirts so low they’re practically breaking the world record. Because of its quaint, old-timey feel, Malasana is attracting more and more hipsters who can ride around on their fixie bikes, groom their beards, read their books in the boutique cafes, wander around the perfectly formed antique bookstores, and peruse the vintage clothing markets. What more could a hipster want?

Amsterdam-Noord, Amsterdam – Netherlands

Amsterdam is notorious for breeding some of the most hipster-ish hipsters of all time, with their neighborhoods becoming increasingly urban and unique as years go by. Amsterdam-Noord is a weird and wacky place that used to be full of warehouse workers and factory production. Nowadays, these warehouses have been transformed into a neighborhood of skate parks, music festivals, open-air art galleries and pop-up cafes and restaurants (because it’s so mainstream to have an ordinary restaurant).

So if you’re a wannabe hipster or want to check out the true hipster scene, you just have to visit the most hipster neighborhoods in the world.

 

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If you’ve ever asked the question, “What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur?” you might be surprised by how many people agree that soft skills outweigh book smarts. In fact, K. Renee Ward, a marketing entrepreneur wrote Straight Out of Corporate as a guide to not only help people make money at being their own boss but to also help them master their mindset. “My book is the resource I wish I had when transitioning into entrepreneurship,” says Ward. It’s perfect for professionals who need a nudge in the direction of turning their passion and/or personal brand into a paycheck. Check out more of Ward’s ingredients for entrepreneurial success.

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Black Enterprise: When it comes to transitioning from employee to entrepreneur, what do you think is the most overlooked and undervalued skill in entrepreneurship?

K. Renee Ward: Believe it or not, resiliency. Sounds weird, but I have seen so many talented people quit because of difficulties. As an entrepreneur, it is important to recover often.

“We fall down, but we get up,” has to be the motto. Typically, seasoned entrepreneurs are willing to share victories more than they’d share failures. We need more stories, especially as black women. It is important to understand that triumph and adversity has a relationship on the path to entrepreneurship. Once you accept that, you can roll with the punches.

BE: What’s “the one thing” you wish you had known before starting your own business?

KRW: I wish I had known or recognized that money is not the only solution to all your problems as an entrepreneur. For example, sometimes, you can have money, but the wrong vendor. You could have money, but not enough time or the right team. It’s important to always look at the big picture.

BE: Everyone has a “secret sauce” that has defined his or her success. What
are your key ingredients for building a successful business?

KRW: My secret sauce has always been having an authentic personal brand. It has been said time and time again, “people buy you.” They resonate with stories and transparency, not with just products, that’s why marketing trends have moved to more storytelling.

Another component for me has been remaining consistent. Businesses that consistently produce quality content will continue to win the hearts and minds of customers in
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