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Over the past several years, President Donald Trump has adamantly insisted that the Russian government did not hack his 2016 political opponents.

He’s blamed just about everybody but the Kremlin, speculated that the Democrats hacked themselves, and even suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin was framed. He’s also said it would be all but impossible to ever know for sure who was responsible for the series of hacks that rocked the 2016 contest. Other Trump boosters –– including former Breitbart reporter Lee Stranahan, who the indictment alludes to, and Trump ally Roger Stone –– have also made similar arguments.  The indictment appears to allude to both men.

Today, special counsel Robert Mueller largely put those conspiracy theories to bed, indicting a dozen Russian intelligence officers for the hacks.

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It is on the left side: Graham watches

Once upon a time, British clockmakers ruled the timepiece kingdom. Names such as John Harrison and George Graham were highly respected for their many inventions that improved timekeeping. Meet Graham, the “British brand produced in Switzerland”, inspired by the 18th-century inventor.

George Graham

George Graham

George Graham

The original Graham (1673 – 1751) was a notable geophysicist, clockmaker, and inventor, born in Cumberland.

Thomas Tompion

Thomas Tompion

He left his home in 1688 to work with Thomas Tompion (1639 – 1713), considered the father of English clockmaking and Graham’s mentor.

The Orrery

The Orrery

The Orrery

Among George Graham’s inventions, we can mention the orrery he and Tompion built around 1704. It is a mechanical model of the solar system, driven by a clockwork mechanism, with the Sun at the center and a planet at the end of each arm.

Graham gave this model to John Rowley, a London instrument maker, who produced a copy for his patron Charles Boyle, the 4th Earl of Orrery, from which the instrument took its name.

Mural Quadrant

The mural quadrant for the Greenwich Observatory

The mural quadrant for the Greenwich Observatory

Another Graham creation was the great mural quadrant for the Greenwich Observatory, commissioned by Edmond Halley in 1725. The wall a mural quadrant is mounted at is precisely oriented on the meridian, allowing the observer to measure the position of a celestial body.

The Chronograph

Professor Bernard Humbert's book

Professor Bernard Humbert’s book

The 1990 book “The Chronograph”, by Professor Bernard Humbert of the Horology School of Bienne, calls Graham “the father of the chronograph“, because he was the first to design and build a horological mechanism (then for a clock) capable of measuring the duration of an event, the principle of chronography.

John Harrison

John Harrison

John Harrison

John Harrison (1693 – 1776), voted as the 39th greatest Briton in a 2002 BBC poll, was a self-taught carpenter and clockmaker. He would eventually receive the hefty prize – £20,000 of 1714 (£2,9 million today) – offered in 1714 by the British Parliament to anyone who created a precision maritime chronometer, a timepiece necessary to calculate the longitude of a ship. (If the longitude was wrongly calculated, it could send a ship to an enemy’s island, with serious consequences.)

George Graham helped Harrison in the development of the marine chronometer and even loaned him £200 in 1730 so that he could start the production of the H1, the first attempt to produce a precise timepiece.

The H4 marine chronometer

The H4 marine chronometer

But it was the H4, a pocket watch, that earned Harrison the longitude prize. Its accuracy was three times better than that required to win the promised prize. He was 80 years old and died three years later, but his invention – that had George Graham’s hand on it – caused a revolution in maritime navigation and saved countless lives.

Westminster Abbey

A plaque at Graham and Tompion's manufacture on Fleet Street

A plaque at Graham and Tompion’s manufacture on Fleet Street

Graham and Tompion are buried side by side in Westminster Abbey, an honor not easily achieved by a member of the middle class. It says a lot about the esteem in which he was held. The epitaph at his tomb says:

Here lies the body Mr. Tho Tompion who departed this life the 20th of November, 1713 in the 75th year of his age. Also the body of George Graham of London, Watchmaker and F.R.S. [Fellow of the Royal Society] whose curious inventions do honor to ye British genius whose accurate performances are ye standard of mechanical skill….

The Modern Graham Company

Eric Loth

Eric Loth

Even though there is no direct relation with George Graham, the modern brand evokes him with their motto, “Watchmakers since 1695”. It was created in 1995 by Eric Loth. Born in Bienne, he was involved in engineering since a tender age. His father was a professor at the engineering college of Neuchâtel and Eric graduated as a mechanical engineer there.

His career in the watch world started in Swatch Group, where he managed many plants. In 1992, he became a director at Gianni Bulgari Watches. Two years later, Loth founded a consulting company which had Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Bulgari Daniel Roth, and Gerald Genta e Jaquet-Droz as clients.

In 1994, he started to search for a brand in the luxury segment to express his own ideas. By that time he read about Graham and united this brand with another British-inspired one, Arnold & Son, creating The British Masters in 1995.

William Asprey

William Asprey

The association with the United Kingdom is not limited to the name. One of the company stockholders is William Asprey, chairman of William & Son. His family owns the uber-elegant store with his name in New Bond Street, with a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales.

In 2010, Eric Loth left as CEO of The British Masters, even though he still keeps a place on the board. This move allowed him to dedicate more time to projects such as contemporary art and car racing.

Sports and Graham

Using George Graham’s ideas as inspiration, virtually all Graham watches are chronographs with a substantial case, made with avant-garde materials and a casual DNA.

A racer at Tourist Trophy, Isle of Man

A racer at Tourist Trophy, Isle of Man

This is probably the influence of the founder on the design since Eric Loth is passionate about motorsports. This led the brand to be the official timekeeper of the insane Tourist Trophy at the Isle of Man, as well as of the annual rugby RBS 6 Nations tournament involving England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales (until 2013).

Chronofighter Oversize Referee watch

Chronofighter Oversize Referee watch

The referees received Graham chronographs to keep track of the duration of the games.

Gurnigel Bergrennen hill race

Gurnigel Bergrennen hill race

The brand also served as Official Timekeeper of the Swiss Gurnigel Bergrennen hill race, this year held on September 9 – 10: their Silverstone RS GMT was the official watch of the oldest motorsport race in Switzerland, with more than 200 racing cars and 50 motorcycles competing on a course with 17 bends and gradients of up to 12.6%. This race, dating back to 1910, became an annual event in 1968: the 3,734-meter course starts in the village of Dürrbach and ends in Gurnigelbad.

The sponsorship of the Al Ahli soccer team

The sponsorship of the Al Ahli soccer team

The sports association keeps on with a sponsorship of Al Ahli soccer club of Dubai and the Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One team.

The Collection

The present Graham catalog comprehends the Chronofighter collection (with lines such as Vintage, Oversize, Superlight and Prodive), Silverstone RS and the Geo. Graham collection, with complicated movements.

Chronofighter

The inspiration for the Chronofighter was the pilot watches of World War II. They had to wear gloves and so they needed watches with big buttons. These watches have, as typical, a lever that engages some chronograph functions, all of them on the left side.

Contrary to what you could surmise with a smirk, the left-handed winding crown does not come from the British driving habits, themselves deriving from the medieval times and their swordsmen. (The left drive, by the way, became mandatory there in 1835.) The design allows the wearer to use the chronograph lever with the right hand and, as a bonus, it does not trouble the movements of the left hand.

 Chronofighter Vintage GMT

Chronofighter Vintage GMT

The Chronofighter Vintage GMT models have 44 mm steel cases with ceramic rotating bezels and come in four different colors (green, grey, blue or brown). A window shows the date at 12 o’clock, with the automatic Calibre G1733 providing a power reserve of 48 hours. The leather strap (in the color of the dial) has white stitches, conferring the model a definitive sportive look.

Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art: Nina

Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art: Nina

A beautiful and nostalgic timepiece is the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art, with four different designs, each in a limited edition with 100 pieces.

Chronofighter Oversize Target

Chronofighter Oversize Target

As if the 44 mm diameter of the basic Chronofighter was not enough to ban it from the wrist of a suit wearer, the Oversize Target has a 47 mm steel case, also with a ceramic bezel, with a telemeter scale, allowing the user to determine the distance of a storm – or of the enemy’s gun…

Chronofighter Superlight

Chronofighter Superlight

The focus of the Chronofighter Superlight is, obviously, its weight. Made with a superlight black carbon composite, the 47 mm case is complemented by a dial made with the same material and a rubber strap.

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Chronofighter Prodive

Chronofighter Prodive

The Prodive is a version tested to resist to a 2,000 feet depth, more than what a gentleman’s need regularly. It has a monopusher chronograph system, automatic helium valve and luminescent hands for good legibility.

Silverstone RS

Silverstone RS Racing

Silverstone RS Racing

As any car racing fan may tell you, Silverstone Circuit is a racing track with 3.661 miles, graded 1 by FIA, meaning that it is apt for Formula One races. The Silverstone RS Racing watches have six versions, with different color and material alternatives, all with 46 mm diameter steel cases and resin bezels with tachymeter scales.

The movement employed in this collection is the automatic Calibre G1749, with 48 hours power reserve, chronograph functions (seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours counters) and day-date windows at 3 o’clock. The hands have Super-LumiNova luminescent elements and the seconds counter is shaped like a brake disc, with a yellow, red or orange indicator, depending on the version. Some models come with a rubber strap reproducing a tire tread with colored inset.

Silverstone RS GMT

Silverstone RS GMT

The Silverstone RS GMT is powered by the automatic Calibre G1721, with flyback chronograph function: this allows the user to start a new time measurement with a single action. The black-smoked dial is partially skeletonized, showing the date disks; the hands have a luminescent covering, and a second-hour hand – complemented by the rotating GMT graduation bezel – indicates a second time zone.

And don’t complain about the 46 mm steel case: older versions of this limited edition (250 pieces) had a 48 mm diameter. It comes with a quilted leather strap, but it may be replaced by a metal bracelet or rubber strap.

Geo. Graham

Presently, this collection includes the Tourbillon, the Orrery Tourbillon, and The Moon watches.

The Tourbillon

The Tourbillon

The Tourbillon has three versions in limited editions: eight each for the brown and the blue dials, and 100 for the white dial. The case has a more subdued 40 mm diameter in pink gold, with a G1796 automatic tourbillion movement. The strap is of alligator leather, in a color that complements the dial.

The Orrery Tourbillon

The Orrery Tourbillon

The Orrery Tourbillon has two versions in pink gold 48 mm cases, each in a limited edition of 8 pieces. This extraordinary watch has a mechanical solar system model with 100 years calendar. On the case back, it has a year counter with planet correction indicators. (Moon: 7 years, Earth: 1156 years, Mars: 25 years). The movement was developed by Christophe Claret for Graham and it has Haute Horlogerie finishing. A crown at 2 o’clock sets the calendar on the case back and adjusts the planets; there is a corrector for the Moon and for Mars.

The Moon in white gold

The Moon in white gold

The Moon is also a limited edition (8 pieces), with a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, a retrograde moon indicator with a precision of 122 years: it returns backwards to zero at the end of its cycle of approximately 29 ½ days. The case is white gold, with a generous diameter of 46 mm; the dial has 48 diamonds (totaling 0.24 carats) with a hand-painted moon.

Conclusion

With their big-sized cases, Graham watches are definitely not for the suit-and-tie gentleman. However, they can certainly be used on weekends or in sports situations. The trigger on the Chronofighters reminds me of the safety lock on the crown of Panerai watches, another brand with massive cases and aimed at the sports crowd.

The vast majority of Graham watches has prices below $ 8,000 in steel – with the Geo. Graham models ranging from $ 50,000 to over $ 270,000. I’d say that these are aimed at the collector, so that leaves us to consider the sports lines.

The Chronofighters are in the same price range as steel Omega Speedmasters and Breitling chronographs, two brands with reliable movements and good track records. So, any buying consideration on a Graham will rely on your interest in having a different watch, perhaps a conversation (time)piece. It will appeal to the war pilot in the wearer, as well as to those who want to be connected to a great watchmaker of the past. Preferably with a big wrist!


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14 Flexible Side Gigs to Help You Make More Money in the Windy City


So you live in one of the largest cities in the country… the Windy City.

The good news is it’s not New York City or Los Angeles. The bad news is it’s still expensive.

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Chicago is $ 1,590, according to Zillow data. And the average income of those who rent these one-bedrooms is about $ 33,452 a year. Factor in utilities and that means 62% of your income is going toward housing, according to a Penny Hoarder analysis of Census microdata.

Then consider food, another necessity. You’re spending an extra two pennies for every dollar you’d spend in other U.S. cities, according to regional price data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Those pennies add up!

How to Make Extra Money in Chicago

If you need a little income boost, don’t be down. There are tons of flexible side jobs available in Chicago.

1. Play Professional Line Sitter

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You’ve got the big tourist attractions: the Willis Tower Skydeck and 360 Chicago. Then there are the lines that form for novelty foods, including Garrett Popcorn Shops and the Nutella Cafe.

You’ll also find lines outside The Chicago Theatre and Second City — even outside the museums.

This is your money-making opportunity, Chicago locals. Step up your game and become a professional line sitter.

Back in 2016 we interviewed Robert Samuel, a professional line sitter who says he charges $ 25 for the first hour in line and $ 10 for each subsequent hour. He’s even started a New York City-based business with line sitters who’ve stood in line for “Hamilton” tickets, cronuts and the latest iPhone releases.

If you’re not sure where to start in Chicago, Samuel recommends offering your services on Craigslist or TaskRabbit.

2. List Your Extra Room for Rent (Especially During Lollapalooza)

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Have a spare room? Might as well try to earn some money by listing it on Airbnb.

If you’re a good host with a desirable space, you could add hundreds, even thousands, of dollars to your savings account with Airbnb.

And there’s no reason you can’t be creative. We found someone listing a train car over in Plano, Illinois!

A few simple steps can make the difference between a great experience and a less-than-satisfactory one.

Here are some tips:

  • Make your space available during high-demand times in your area. Think: concerts, festivals (ahem, Lolla), conventions and sporting events. Chicago has plenty of those!
  • Be a good host, and stock your place with the toiletries you’d expect at a hotel — toilet paper, soap and towels.
  • Be personable. A lot of travelers turn to Airbnb for the personal touch they won’t find at commercial properties.

Here’s the link to sign up as an Airbnb host.

(Hosting laws vary from city to city. Please understand the rules and regulations applicable to your city and listing.)

3. Find a Part-Time Work-From-Home Job

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If you already have a full-time job, finding something on the side that’s relatively flexible can be challenging — especially if you don’t want to go into an office.

A part-time work-from-home job could be the perfect solution.

Start by searching ZipRecruiter. When you click here to search, ZipRecruiter sends you to a list of geo-tailored, work-from-home job openings. (Because, yes, even some work-from-home jobs have location restrictions.)

Peruse the work-from-home opportunities available in Chicago.

4. Drive Tourists to the Nearest Giordano’s

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If you’re looking for a way to earn extra money while choosing  your own schedule, driving with Lyft could be the perfect solution.

When you sign up to become a Lyft driver, you’ll get to drive (and make money) whenever you want.

To be eligible, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old with a year of driving experience, pass a background check, and own a car made in 2007 or later.

Check out how former Chicago news anchor Anthony Ponce quit his job to drive with Lyft (and started a podcast).

5. Rent out Your Car When You Take the “L” to Work

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Want to make money with your car, but not keen on playing taxi? Let folks rent your car when you’re not using it.

OK, that sounds a little scary, but it doesn’t have to be.

With the Getaround app, you can safely rent out your car to people in your community and neighborhood. The company insures your car for each trip, offers 24/7 roadside assistance and screens drivers for a safe driving record.

Getaround says users can make up to $ 10,000 a year. That’ll probably cover your car payments!

Learn more about Getaround — so you can “Getaround” having to work overtime each week.

6. Get Paid to Drink Beer

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Chicago: We see you with all your breweries.

If you enjoy hoppin’ around town and trying out what’s on tap, consider becoming a “Secret Hopper.” It’s like secret shopping — but for breweries.

The company is looking for detail-oriented beer-drinkers to hop around to different breweries and objectively rate and review their experiences. Penny Hoarder writer Tyler Omoth gave the gig a try. He spent $ 16 on his visit to a local brewery. Secret Hopper paid him $ 20 via PayPal within a few days.

So, no, you’re not going to get rich, but you will get free beer, and that makes us hoppy.

All you have to do is sign up, then Secret Hopper contacts you when you’re needed.

7. Set Your Own Hours When You Start Your Own Business

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Have you ever considered starting your own business? You could just set your own hours — and not answer to anyone else.

If you’re not sure where to start, we found an online course that’ll guide you through the process.

If you’re interested in becoming a work-from-home bookkeeper, try Bookkeeper Business Launch — no CPA required. You just need some decent computer skills and a passion for helping business owners.

Daniel Honan took the course, and within 10 weeks he’d launched his bookkeeping business for painters. The opportunity has allowed him to work from home and spend more time with his wife — without compromising his income.

If you’re interested, check out the free starter course.

8. Dig up Designer Shopping Bags and Sell Them

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OK, this isn’t going to be the cleanest suggestion on our list, but we couldn’t not include it with The Magnificent Mile running through the heart of Chicago — you know, the strip that contains all those designer chains.

So when a visitor has just spent their entire savings on a new designer purse, for example, it’s your opportunity to profit. Before they leave town, they probably toss the shopping bag or box it came in, right?

Well, in 2016, the New York Post reported that a black Chanel box (yes — empty and dug up from a dumpster) could sell for $ 40. A store’s signature purse dust cover could reap $ 150 or more.

Crazy, right? Well, it’ll take a little digging… in the trash.

9. Grab a Gig at Wrigley Field

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If you’re looking for hourly gigs, sign up for Shiftgig. Headquartered in Chicago, the platform connects workers to gigs in a number of industries, including food service, hospitality, retail and customer service.

“We are always working with some of the biggest venues in town,” Mike Flickinger, the general manager of Shiftgig’s Chicago office, said in a 2016 interview. “We have had a significant presence working with partners at major sporting events, like the White Sox, Cubs and Bears stadiums.”

Interested? Read about one Penny Hoarder’s experience using the platform.

10. Do the Cupid Shuffle

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When you think of a matchmaker, you might think of a cartoon cupid character or even some type of genie in a bottle. The notion seems unreal — that someone could actually set you up with your soulmate. And, no, we’re not talking about Tinder.

Tawkify employs a team of matchmakers across the U.S. (Chicago makes the list!) to match hopeless romantics — and it’s always looking for new members to join.

You don’t necessarily need a background in matchmaking. Team members have included lawyers, life coaches, entrepreneurs, teachers and even writers. Some matchmakers have made up to $ 50,000 a year working part time.

11. Break out the Snow Shovel

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We can’t complete this list without mentioning the obvious.

So it’s winter. It’s snowing, and you’re stuck inside. But you can make some extra money by downloading an app called Shovler.

It works like Uber but, um, for shoveling snow. Basically, folks who are in need of a shoveling will post a request. Whenever you have free time to work, just accept a job.

Daniel Miller, the app’s CEO, told The Penny Hoarder via email that Chicago is one of it’s biggest markets.

He also shared with us that shovelers have made up to $ 200 a gig. Really, it depends on the size of the property and the intensity of the storm.

“We also have generous tippers, some tipping as much as 50% of the job value,” Miller says.

Not snow bad, right?

12. Deliver Chicago Hot Dogs

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Ahhh, the sweet smell of takeout stinking up your car.

OK, it might not be the most appealing thing in the world — you might want to crack a few windows, depending on the type of cuisine you’re delivering — but Uber Eats offers flexible food-delivery opportunities.

Drivers are paid a pick-up fee, for the distance traveled and a drop-off fee. Uber takes a service fee. Delivery partners can cash out up to five times a day with instant pay.

Requirements may vary by location. Here are the basics…

  • Be at least 19 years old if delivering by car.
  • Deliver via car (must be a 1997 or newer with at least two doors), bike, scooter or foot depending on your area.
  • Pass a background check.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and insurance (if you deliver by car or scooter).

13. Sell Your iPhone Photos

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Chicago is a captivating city, so we don’t blame you if you’re constantly snapping photos around town — even as a local.

No longer is this pointless, though. (Or just for Instagram.) You can sell your iPhone photos through an app called Foap.

It’s super easy to use: Download the app, and upload your photos. When someone wants to purchase your photo, you’ll get 50% of the profit. (Foap gets the other 50%.)

Say someone buys one of your photos for $ 10. You pocket $ 5. If the photo sells 20 times, for example, you could end up with $ 100.

It only takes about five minutes to upload a photo. If you want all the details, we’ve put together a Foap rundown.

14. Beef up Your Acting Skills

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If you have experience in acting, sign up to play a standardized patient.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is typically looking for standardized patients, or SPs. These are actors who play the role of a patient or family member so medical students can practice their bedside manner.

The University of Chicago outlines everything you need to know on its application page.

Other facilities hire SPs in Chicago periodically, too. For example, at the time we wrote this article the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners had open part-time SP positions. The site said pay starts at $ 18 an hour. For more information, check out its employment page.

You can always search SP positions on Indeed, too.

Heck, playing an SP might be your big break. Next thing you know, you’re featured on “Chicago Med” or “Chicago P.D.”

Carson Kohler (carson@thepennyhoarder.com) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She visited Chicago last year and could totally see herself living there — at least until the first snowstorm of the season. Then she’d move back to Florida.

Penny Hoarder data journalist Alex Mahadevan contributed to this article.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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Ambien Claps Back at Roseanne for Blaming Her Racist Tweets on the Drug: ‘Racism Is Not a Known Side Effect’

The makers of popular sleep medication Ambien are speaking out in defense of the product after Roseanne attempted to blame the drug for her racist attack on Valerie Jarett.

A rep for the sleep medication issued a statement, saying:

“People of all races, religions and nationalities work at Sanofi every day to improve the lives of people around the world.While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”

Sanofi is the pharmaceutical company under which Ambien is sold.

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5 Anime Side Characters Who Deserve to Take the Lead

Viewers can usually spot the main character in an anime. Often, they visually stand out from the other characters or their backstory or introduction gives it away. Unsurprisingly, these characters’ stories take center stage. After all, they’re the stars.

But it’s the supporting cast members who help them achieve their goals by providing guidance, friendship, or comic relief. When done well, these characters’ personalities and backstories can actually steal the spotlight from the lead, leaving fans begging for more. So, here are a five anime side characters who deserve to take the lead.

Kakashi Hatake — Naruto


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Kakashi Hatake from Naruto

Despite the series literally being named after the main character, Naruto Uzumaki, the show still has many secondary characters that could take the lead, such as Kakashi Hatake, a shinobi from the Konohagakure’s Hatake clan. Hatake has an interesting backstory full of pain, anguish, and growth that’s worth further exploration. He loses his mother as a child, and subsequently his father, Sakumo Hatake, a ninja renowned for saving the Hidden Leaf Village on more than one occasion.

His father’s death, in particular, adversely affects the young ninja, as he watched his father fall from grace within the village after choosing to save his comrades over completing a mission. The disgraced ninja fell into a depression, which led to his untimely death and Kakashi’s obsession with completing missions — even at the cost of his comrades. Yet, despite his troubled past, Kakashi doesn’t become evil like so many other Naruto characters. In time, he even comes to understand his father’s decision when faced with a similar choice.

Consequently, Hatake’s becomes more confident and self-reliant, which helps him to acquire the skills necessary to become a mentor to the village’s young ninjas. Despite his reputation and solid ninja skills, Hatake has shown no signs of arrogance. His modesty, tragic backstory, and ninja abilities make him the perfect choice to take the lead. It also doesn’t hurt that Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto, agrees. Kishimoto said in an interview that if he were to create a Naruto series with a different lead, Hatake would be his first pick.

Levi Ackerman — Attack on Titan


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Levi Ackerman (or Captain Levi to his comrades in arms) is the squad captain of the Special Operations Squad within the Scout Regiment. As such, many refer to him as humanity’s strongest soldier. But the decorated soldier’s past is filled with pain and loss. Not only did he lose his mother and friends, he also lost his entire squad. Despite this, he has never drifted away from his duties or lost his composure. His emotions stay hidden until he completes his mission. It’s a commendable quality that few characters in Attack on Titan possess, including the series’ main character, Eren Jaeger.

His skills on the battlefield, eccentric behavior (don’t stop by when he’s on a cleaning rampage), and cold charm draws viewers in. (Besides that, the squad captain has distinguishing features, such as the red cravat, that distinguishes him from the rest of the cast.) Despite his unapproachable and cold demeanor, Levi’s dexterity and suave personality make him more likable and deserving of the spotlight than Eren Jaeger, who spends most of his time on screen yelling and putting his comrades in unnecessary danger.

Roy Mustang — Fullmetal Alchemist


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Roy Mustang from Fullmetal Alchemist

Roy Mustang, also known as the Flame Alchemist, is one of the leads of the Fullmetal Alchemist (FMA)series. Even so, he can carry the show all by himself. Earning many accolades during his time in the Ishval Civil War and as a state alchemist, Mustang is a remarkable and capable commander capable of becoming the next Führer of Amestris and the main protagonist.

Although on the surface Mustang seems selfish and narcissistic, his heart is in the right place. It’s thanks to his self-absorbed façade that he can push his subordinates further than they expected. But besides his power and intelligence, he has a sensitive side that comes to light when he learns of his dear friend’s, Maes Hughes, death. A loss that affects him greatly and speeds up his plans of becoming Führer.

Not to mention, Roy Mustang is an attractive, sophisticated, powerful man in the prime of his life. With his dark, piercing eyes and baby face, the Flame Alchemist deserves to take the lead of the FMA franchise. His time during the war as a “hero of a massacre” and idealistic plans for Amestris make for a compelling story.

Shoto Todoroki — My Hero Academia


anime side characters who deserve to take the lead Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia

Even with a cast full of bizarre superheroes, Shoto Todoroki is still one of the most unique characters on My Hero Academia. Despite not having many scenes in the first couple of episodes, his rivalry with Izuku Midoriya and unfriendly personality make him one of the most popular characters in the series, according to Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump. He even beat out the main leads, Izuku Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.

Todoroki is the son of the second strongest hero, Endeavor. His father’s obsession with All Might has led Endeavor to create offspring to surpass the world’s number one hero. His fixation with All Might took priority over his family, causing Todoroki to develop an aloof personality. Even so, Todoroki is still able to grow from it. He develops his own fighting style and ethics on heroism that put his father to shame.

Todoroki’s ability to overcome his issues makes him an incredibly sympathetic and likable character. Midoriya even mentions that Todoroki has all of the makings of a protagonist — unlike himself. Maybe there’s a spinoff series in the young hero’s future.

Kiyomasa Senji — Deadman Wonderland


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Also known as Crow, Kiyomasa Senji was a police officer before landing in Deadman Wonderland. It’s thanks to Senji that the main character Ganta Igarashi lasted as long as he did in the amusement park prison. With Senji’s training and support, Ganta was able to use his Branch of Sin, making it possible for him to win and survive until the end.

Besides that, the battle-hardened veteran’s thirst for violence and cool catchphrase, “Dead Center” make him a suitable candidate to take the series’ lead role. Back during his police officer days, Senji used his ability to catch criminals, often crossing the line to capture his target. This made him a target to gangs, and, in the end, Senji lost colleagues, friends, and even his mentor, Domon. But Senji grows from these horrible experiences, becoming stronger and more determined.

But Senji isn’t just a serious badass character. When faced with danger, he shows how charismatic he is by making jokes. He also takes the time to help those weaker than himself, which is commendable. These laudable qualities, which Ganta lacks, make him the ideal choice for a lead role. (Plus, his toned body, messy hair, and eye-patch just scream main character.) Making Senji the lead would likely bring the  Deadman Wonderland anime back to life.

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Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10. Proceed with caution.

After a rough Snatch Game showing from many of our favorite queens on the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, it was ultimately Monique Heart that was forced to sashay away.

FANDOM caught up with the Kansas City queen the morning after her elimination to find out what went wrong during that Carly Rae Jepsen lip sync. Although they didn’t show it in Untucked, Monique said she did listen to her iPod to try to learn the lyrics before going back on stage, but she also got distracted by “that whole debacle with Vixen.”

“It was a lot because I knew that I shouldn’t have been bottom three. I should not have been bottom two. I knew that going in before they called my name,” Monique told FANDOM, saying that it was Asia that should have been in her place. “But I just wanted to get ready and it was just a lot because it’s like I know that my look is what’s gonna be the very thing that probably gets me through. So trying to prepare and you have someone across from you going postal because they might go home. It’s a lot.”


Monique in Untucked

Despite the friction with The Vixen, Monique said the Chicago queen was justified in her anger towards Eureka, explaining that the Elephant Queen frustrated her throughout the competition as well.

“People can try to hate Vixen, but everything that happened and every response Vixen gave was somewhat valid,” Monique said. “When she went into it with Eureka, Eureka did try to dismiss her and she was just talking, like, that’s so rude. If it [had happened to] Eureka, it would have been a whole ordeal.”

Monique went on to say that never being recognized for her amazing homemade looks had her feeling like the “judges didn’t want me there.” But now that she’s gone, she’s rooting for “everybody black … and Aquaria.”

When it comes to being a queen of color, Monique told the other queens this week that she doesn’t get political in her Kansas shows because of the demographics of the people attending.

“You can’t do something that’s going to offend them to the core, but at the same time, I need you to be educated and get smarter on the things that are going on in society that may not necessarily affect you,” she said. “I need you to be educated. But I also need your money to pay my bills. So there’s a line that I choose not to cross.”


Monique confessional

But now that she’s become a RuGirl and gained a huge following, what’s next for the outspoken queen?

“I really want to get on daytime television,” she said. “I want to become my own entity. I want to own my own bank. I just want to get all my coins and stack them up and take care of my mother.”

With the exit of Monique, only seven queens remain. It’s time for our weekly power ranking of the contestants based on what we’ve seen all season. Head to Twitter and let us know if you agree.

7. The Vixen


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Another week, another time Vixen is at the bottom of our list. But like a cockroach or Randy Jackson on the original American Idol, we just can’t get rid of her. If Monique knew the words to the lip sync things may be different, but alas, Vixen lived to see another week. And while her negative energy is depressing and her hypocritical demands that Eureka change her personality are annoying, she’s really only at the bottom of this list because she is not bringing it on the runway or in the challenges. But now she’s in the top seven. And that’s just something we’re all going to have to live with.

6. Asia O’Hara


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Asia O'Hara

Asia still has what it takes to make it further in this competition, but she is in a timeout after that horrendous Beyonce impersonation on Snatch Game. Choosing to do Bey over Whitney was a horrible mistake as it is, but then to portray the pop star as an abusive mother was just uncomfortable to watch. Her Shape of Water mermaid look kept her out of the bottom two, but she better step it up to remind us why she deserves to make it to the top.

5. Kameron Michaels


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Kameron doesn’t talk much, but perhaps she’s just been trying to keep the secret that she’s an actual contender for the crown. After all, RuPaul called Pearl out for having no personality in Season 7 but the queen still managed to sleepwalk her way into the top three. Kameron delivers good looks each week and for someone who isn’t a comedy queen, being safe in Snatch Game is honestly an accomplishment. But as the contestants continue to sashay away, she will have to pull out an actual win to keep herself in the game.

4. Monét X Change


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After two weeks in the bottom, Monét has now spent the past two weeks in the top. She really needs a win under her belt to become an official contender, but the queen definitely has the skills, looks, and talent to make that happen. But for now, being in the middle of the pack can only get you so far so she’s going to have to start showing what it is that makes her such a fan favorite when she’s performing back in New York.

3. Miz Cracker


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Miz Cracker

We’re not quite ready to take Miz Cracker out of our top three yet, but she still hasn’t landed a main challenge win. And while she seemed to come in second place for the first four weeks of the competition, she has been slipping in recent challenges. And what’s worse, they have been comedy challenges, which should be the time she shines. Even still, there is definitely a charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent that she possesses that would make it feel wrong to not see her in the top three.

2. Aquaria


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

It seems we may owe Aquaria an apology. Despite her insane talent at turning out amazing looks, we assumed that her lack of personality would send her home much earlier. But the fact that she was able to win this season’s Snatch Game, which takes intelligence and a great sense of humor to pull off, it’s clear that we didn’t give her enough credit in the performance category. Now that she has two wins under her belt in two different categories (one for costume creation and one for her Snatch Game impersonation) she has proven she has enough skill to take her to the top.

1. Eureka


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

Fresh off of two wins in a row, Eureka landed in the top yet again for her performance as Honey Boo Boo in Snatch Game. And so, after a season of no clear frontrunner, we finally have a queen stepping up to the plate. The Elephant Queen threw us for a loop when she got in her head and landed in the bottom at the start of the season, but she has been a strong contender ever since. She’s got the personality, the looks, and the talent. She may not be the most popular queen online or even in the workroom, but the opinions of others don’t make her any less worthy of the crown based on what she has shown us so far.

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Exclusive: Steven Spielberg Hopes to Make Both ‘Indiana Jones 5’ and ‘West Side Story’ Next Year

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When we asked which film he’d be making next, Indiana Jones 5 or West Side Story, Spielberg said that the next Indiana Jones adventure is now on deck, with shooting reportedly beginning in April of next year. These…

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This Side Gig Is Paw-fect for People Who Have to Pet All the Doggos

If you’re anything like me, you feel a compulsive need to pet any dog that crosses your path.

You loudly announce “Guys, there’s a dog!” literally every single time you spot one. You know, just in case everyone else missed it.

Maybe you’ve passed someone walking their dog, and you smiled at the dog… before you smiled at its owner.

If this sounds like you, then we’ve got a pretty sweet side gig for you.

Rover, the nation’s largest online network of dog walkers, will help you get paid to walk dogs in your spare time!

It’s sort of like Uber for dog walking in that you take requests in your area. You can accept walks that are ASAP, meaning you can arrive for the walk within 30 minutes, or accept a walk that’s scheduled for a later time.

And if you really hit it off with a pup and its owner, you can schedule ongoing walks with the same client.

Dog walkers with Rover earn $ 15 for every 30-minute walk, plus another $ 3 for each additional dog on the same walk.

So if Daniel Radcliffe was walking all of these dogs as a Rover dog walker, he would’ve made a cool $ 39 for 30 minutes of work! Probably not quite what he made for the “Harry Potter” movies, but still great.

Rover also has other opportunities for dog lovers to make money.

You can sign up to offer dog boarding in your home or become a house sitter for clients when they’re away, or you can even offer drop-in visits. If you take part in these extra services, you get to set your own rates. You will keep 80% of your earnings while Rover gets the remainder.

Who Can Be A Dog Walker For Rover?

Over 140,000 walkers and sitters get work through Rover’s app in 11,000 cities across the U.S., according to Rover.

Becoming a dog walker for Rover is a great option for anyone looking for a side gig. You can commit to walking dogs full time, or just do it on your lunch hour.

Plus, you can switch up your availability whenever you want. Say you’re going out of town for a few days, or you walked 10 miles the day before and your dogs are barking (sorry, I really couldn’t help myself) — you can just turn off your availability until you’re ready to start walking again.

You don’t have to be a professional dog walker, but you must meet these requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have the latest Rover app for iOS or Android (It’s free!)
  • Pass a background check
  • Be available to work on weekdays

Sign Up for Rover Dog Walking

Check out Rover’s website here to get started. You’ll create a profile, which the Rover team will review.  

After your profile is approved, Rover will reach out to you about going through an orientation and taking some online lessons. It will also have you take a super quick in-person harness test.

Once you complete these steps, you’ll officially be certified and can start accepting clients!

Just make sure you download the Rover app on your phone — that’s how you’ll get clients and communicate with them (and send them cute pictures of their pups on their walks, if you want).

Once you finish a walk, you’ll get paid for your time within 48 hours. Now that’s what I call a quick de-paws-it!

So if you want to get paid to hang out with dogs in your spare time, this is a side gig you should keep in mind.

Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She spent way too much time thinking of dog puns for this post.

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Those $5.99 Rotisserie Chickens Come With a Side of Serious Overspending

A few months ago, I wrote about the tricks grocery stores use to get you to spend more — from the psychological to the sensory.

Then, I appeared on a local TV station to talk about those tactics. A big one: Stores capitalize on your keen sense of smell, using everything from the presence of freshly baked bread to the placement of fragrant flowers.

My father, who watches all my appearances (thanks, Dad), sent me a text message refreshingly free of context after the segment aired.

“It’s those rotisserie chickens.”

Yes, my dad has a weak spot when it comes to grocery shopping, and it is that slowly rotating selection of golden-brown chickens. And I bet a lot of you have the same weakness, too.

Rotisserie Chickens Are a Trap (but It’s Not the Chickens’ Fault)

Grocery stores started selling ready-to-eat rotisserie chickens in the 1990s, nodding to the popularity of Boston Market (then Boston Chicken) and its chicken dinner offerings of the time, The Wall Street Journal explains. And while a lot has changed since the ‘90s, grocery stores still sell piles of whole cooked chickens at well below $ 10 each.

With today’s intense competition to attract and retain grocery shoppers, stores are constantly experimenting with these prepared chickens, using spice varieties, price deals and supply-chain adjustments. Costco is even building its own chicken processing plant so it doesn’t have to pay suppliers.

If you want to roast a whole chicken yourself, it might cost more than the $ 5.99 or so that some stores charge for these chickens to gather the ingredients. Then you have to get your oven perfectly toasty for the task of cooking the bird. So grocery stores keep rotisserie chicken prices low, luring you with convenience and that roasty-toasty scent.

And then they hope you’ll buy side dishes.

Have you ever wandered into your local store after work and bought just a hot chicken? You probably picked up potato salad, macaroni or maybe a few items you just remembered you needed.

Suddenly, you’re not a $ 5.99 customer. Your additional purchases, especially other prepared foods with higher markups, make up for the profit the grocer lost on that priced-just-right chicken.

Buy the Chicken, but Remember This

We could sit here all day and debate whether it’s worth it to buy a pre-roasted chicken, but it comes down to the same question we ask every time we talk about going out for fast food or a leisurely sit-down dinner: Are you willing to pay for convenience?

If so, a rotisserie chicken is one of the best quick-and-easy buys out there. You can feed a small family a hearty meal, slice and dice to add chicken to your favorite recipes, or portion out leftovers to last your party of one several meals.

You don’t have to resist the powerful, mouthwatering pull of a rotisserie chicken when you go to the grocery store — as long as you reconsider the extras that try to leap into your basket before you head for the register.

Lisa Rowan is a senior writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.

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Why You Need A Side Hustle Right Now!

First, let’s be clear on what a side hustle is:

A “side hustle” is additional income that is separate from your paycheck. It’s not a part-time job, it is something you have created, and it can be hugely gratifying. I have always recommended side hustles or multiple streams of income. I call it “financial protection.” A side hustle helps you build confidence and security, especially if you’ve always been an employee and have never worked for yourself. Even a small amount of extra income feels great because you made it happen.

Why you need your own side hustle

A side hustle can give you a level of financial insulation if you were to lose your job or become sick and cannot work your full-time job. A side hustle can be an online pursuit such as editing manuscripts and résumés, being a virtual assistant, or making money from a blog. So if you were to become unemployed, you would still have money coming in and that would enable you to continue to pay your bills.

People often wonder how to save more money; a side hustle can help you with that. If, after you pay all of your bills, there is nothing left, you need a side hustle. Living paycheck to paycheck leaves you financially vulnerable (most people don’t have enough money in savings to handle an emergency). It is important to build up money in a savings account and an emergency savings account for the “what ifs” that can happen.

If there is something that you are truly passionate about or an area you want to explore, you can try it out through a side hustle. Sometimes a 9-to-5 is just a 9-to-5 and you may be harboring a desire to try something else. This is the time to do it and with a lot less risk.

A side hustle will bring more happiness and flexibility to your life. When I first started out as a financial writer and expert, I was writing on the side, but every time I got paid for my work and for something I truly wanted to do, I was elated! I was also able to save this money which increased my financial security. The feeling that you get from creating something of your own and being successful at it cannot be beat!

 

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Nurse Alice: Could Liver Disease Be a Side Effect of Your Acid Reflux Medication?

According to new research—drugs that reduce gastric acid secretions, which include brand names such as Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid—not only kill and ingest microbes and suppress gastric acid secretions but they can change intestinal bacteria, which can promote the progression of liver disease.

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Rising Cases of Liver Disease

 

Per the National Institute of Health, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects about 20% of the U.S. population. And drugs that treat this are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the world and can be easily obtained over the counter at your local drug store. 

Approximately 6% to 15% of the general population take PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors, up to 32% with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and up to 72% in those with cirrhosis take the acid-reducing drugs to block stomach acid secretions and relieve symptoms of frequent heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD. So, with the rising number of people with chronic liver disease in western countries and liver cirrhosis as end-stage organ disease now the 12th leading cause of death worldwide, could this be a side effect of PPI medication use? 

Possibly.

The UCSD study showed that PPI use increased the number of intestinal Enterococcus bacteria in mice. The translocating enterococci bacteria leads to liver inflammation and liver cell death. Notably, it was the expansion of intestinal Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), which was enough to exacerbate alcohol-induced liver disease in mice.

Particular Issue for the Alcohol-Dependent

 

PPI use increases the risk of developing alcoholic liver disease among alcohol-dependent patients. Reduction of gastric acid secretion, therefore, appears to promote overgrowth of intestinal Enterococcus, which promotes liver disease, based on data from the mice models and humans.

This is definitely an undesired and adverse effect of PPIs, so it’s important to understand this and to consult with your doctor to ensure the necessity of these drugs. Occasional use of PPIs for acute or short-term problems typically should not be problematic, however, there are safety issues associated with long-term therapy.

The American Gastroenterological Association Institute recommends determining the least potent therapy that controls acute GERD and then continuing this therapy for eight weeks. After eight weeks, the consumer should be given a trial off the medication. If symptoms recur in fewer than three months, there may be a need for maintenance therapy. Maintenance therapy can be intermittent or continuous.

Your doctor may also recommend you have an upper endoscopy if there is doubt about the diagnosis or any other symptoms you may be having are suggestive of another diagnosis.

Reducing Your Risk

 

So do PPIs have an important place in managing acid reflux symptoms? Yes. Are they safe? Yes, when used appropriately. So don’t continue to blindly take these medications over the counter indefinitely. Talk to your doctor about your use and make sure to also include these preventative methods in your daily routine:

  • Eat sparingly; when the stomach is full there is more reflux into esophagus
  • Stop smoking; nicotine relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, making it easier for food and acid to reflux into the esophagus
  • Avoid certain foods—e.g spicy foods, garlic, alcohol can increase acid production. 
  • Don’t drink carbonated beverages—these promote burping sending acid into the esophagus.
  • Sit up after eating, don’t lay down right away—gravity keeps food and acid in the stomach.
  • Lose weight, if appropriate—extra weight causes the muscular structure to change, loosening the closure at esophageal sphincter.
  • Ask your doctor to review your medications—some can irritate your esophagus.

Is your acid reflux giving you the flux? Do you have some questions or want to make a comment? I’d love to hear from you. You can post them on Twitter or Facebook using #AskNurseAlice or email them to info@AskNurseAlice.com.

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Just Blaze, Jadakiss Highlight Non-Music Jobs in New ‘Side Hustle’ Series

Tidal has launched a new video series called Side Hustle, which will air bi-weekly. Hosted by Tidal's culture and content editor Adelle Platon, the first three episodes feature Just Blaze, Jadakiss and Holy Ghost.

As the show's title suggests, the series will highlight artists' businesses outside of their music careers.

"Artists across genres stay hustling, from running

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Women Have Noticed a Strange Side Effect from the Solar Eclipse

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Explore the World of WEST SIDE STORY with Google Arts & Culture’s New Digital Collection

In partnership with Carnegie Hall, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Museum of the City of New York, and the National Museum of American Jewish History, Google Arts and Culture has brought together an impressive digital collection dedicated to the history and legacy of the iconic musical, West Side Story.
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‘Glee’ alum sharing less ‘sunny’ side in one-woman show

It’s all in the numbers for Ali Stroker: a one-woman show over two nights next month followed by “Ten Days in the Valley” on ABC. The Tony-nominated actress (“Spring Awakening”) — best-known to TV viewers for winning a part on “Glee” (as Betty Pillsbury) after appearing on the Fox reality show “The Glee Project” —…
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Woman Endures 11-Minute Cavity Search by Police on Side of Road

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A woman is suing the Harris County Sheriff’s Office over a roadside cavity search that resulted in her feeling violated and humiliated.

Charnesia Corley says she still feels the pain of what happened that night, and she’s hoping that dashcam footage from the incident from two years ago proves her case.

“I feel like I was raped.”

According to Corley, Harris County deputies pulled her over for running a red light. When another officer approached her car, she says he smelled marijuana, according to Click 2 Houston.

Corley was handcuffed as she was patted down by a female officer. The officer then removed her pants and performed what she referred to as an invasive and humiliated strip search.

“She tells me, ‘Just bend over.’ I hesitate …She shines light on me …She proceeds to stick her fingers toward my vaginal area …I immediately pop up (and say), ‘Ma’am what are you doing?’” Corley told the news outlet.

Newly released dashcam footage showed Corley on the ground naked from the waist down with her legs pinned for more than 10 minutes as two female deputies searched her.

“She grabs me by handcuffs, slams me on the ground, puts her knee in my back … shoves her fingers up inside of me,” Corley said.

She was charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana as a result of the incident, but the charges were later dropped.

District Attorney Devon Anderson indicted the two officers for oppression, but last week, the office, now led by Kim Ogg, announced the case had been moved to a second grand jury. As a result, the deputies were no-billed, and the charges were dismissed.

“We discovered new, and significant, evidence that we believed had to be presented to grand jury,” Natasha Sinclair, with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, said.

In a statement Monday evening, Harris County Sheriff’ Ed Gonzalez said:

“I understand and respect the community’s concerns regarding the parking lot search of a female suspect during a June 2015 traffic stop. I want to be emphatically clear that today’s Harris County Sheriff’s Office is fully committed to ensuring that every resident of our community is treated with dignity and respect, even if they are suspected of committing a crime. We hold the public’s trust as sacred, and we will always strive to be worthy of that trust.”

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7 Secrets of a Side Hustler: How This Millennial Leads a $400 Million Project While Running Her Own Successful Business

Let’s be real; most of us have a hard time managing one full-time job. However, there are business savvy hustlers, like Jereshia Hawk, who seem to make it all work.

While working as a transmission pipeline engineer for a Fortune 500 company, Hawk helps provide natural gas and electricity to over 6 million people every day. The Detroit-based trailblazer is also the proud founder of the Goal Getter Group, a consulting business and networking resource for women who work nine-to-five, but also want to build a business on the side.

Below, Hawk shares her advice for growing a successful side business:

 

1. Focus on Activities That Generate Revenue

 

“Don’t get caught up with being busy, [if you are] not actually being productive.”

 

2. Start Each Day With Your ‘Top Three’

 

“Every morning while I’m brushing my teeth, I write out my top-three priorities for the day on my bathroom mirror. This helps me hone in on the things I have to do.”

 

3. Automate Your Systems

 

“For the tasks you must do over and over again in your business, find ways to automate those processes.”

 

4. Don’t Wing It

 

“Create a plan and get specific [with it]. How much money do you want to earn a month? How are you going to earn it? What resources do you need to make that happen? What actions do you need to take to achieve your goal?”

 

5. Know That You Can’t Always Do It Alone You

 

“Knowing who to ask for help is more important sometimes than knowing the answer. You need to have a friend, a mentor, or a mastermind to turn to, for when you start feeling unsure of what to do next.”

 

6. Focus on Impact Before Income

 

“Don’t focus on selling a product. Rather, focus on solving a problem. Listen to what your audience is asking for, and create solutions to their problems. [You can also] create valuable free content that gives your potential clients a quick win when they join your email list.”

 

7. Don’t Focus on Who Isn’t There

 

“Serve the people who show up. When you only have 12 people on your email list, it can feel like you’re talking into space, but those 12 subscribers are a dozen human beings with a dozen hearts that you can have a positive impact on.”

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3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle

Should you dip your toes in entrepreneurial waters? Although it’s probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life, a side hustle or entrepreneurship may be the solution for three things most of us dread—being unemployed, broke, and in debt.

(Image: iStock/jezphotos)

 

K. Renee Ward, a former area sales manager turned marketing entrepreneur, recently wrote Straight Out of Corporate, a guide for someone who is ready create a game plan to make money at being their own boss.

Black Enterprise caught up with Ward to hear her insights on why everyone should have a business or side hustle.

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Everyone does not need to be a full-time entrepreneur, says Ward. But, everyone should definitely diversify their income sources. Here’s why:

-The climate in the job market is changing. Technology is rapidly replacing jobs and companies are coming up with innovative processes to replace the need for staff.

-No matter how you look at it, working for someone else caps your earnings; it is absolutely necessary to explore the opportunities to earn more as you climb the
corporate ladder.

-Owning your own successful business truly gives you an opportunity to build stable generational wealth. The way I see it, it’s a contribution to our African American communities.

So what now? Well, the good news is you don’t have to give up your day job to give entrepreneurship a try. BlackEnterprise.com has some actionable advice and tips for you to master the side hustle:

  1. Financial Advice for Side-Giggers
  2. Entrepreneurs, 9-5 and 6-10: Balancing Your Day Job with Your Night Hustle 
  3. 3 Tips From a Successful Side-Gigger
  4. Money Moves To Make Before You Quit Your Day Job
  5. 7 Secrets of a Side Hustler: How This Millennial Leads a $ 400 Million Project While Running Her Own Successful Business

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28 Couples Boudoir Photos That Capture The Steamier Side Of Love

Solo boudoir photo shoots can be steamy, but couples boudoir shoots are double the fun.

These days, more couples are putting on sexy outfits, stripping down to their undies or ― if they feel so inclined ― going buck naked for a photo shoot that’s all about kindling passion and keeping their connection strong. 

“With couples boudoir, it’s all about the connection the couple shares in the present,” wedding and boudoir photographer Mike Allebach wrote in a blog for Offbeat Bride. “We take the love, feelings and emotions of the couple and make them come to life on camera.”

Below, we’ve rounded up 28 boudoir photos from real couples that beautifully capture the sensual side of love. 

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9 Relatable Comics That Capture The Non-Cheesy Side Of Love

Tuna Dunn, a 24-year-old illustrator living in Bangkok, Thailand, creates comics that show love at its realest. 

For instance, the moment when you finally reveal your lazy, no-makeup look to your boyfriend and get exactly the right reaction:

Or when you’re there for each other in good times and bad times:

In an interview with The Huffington Post, Dunn said she tries to avoid the schmaltzy tone reflected in a lot comics about love and relationships. 

“I’m not really into cheesy romantic stuff myself because it doesn’t seem real to me,” she said. “I try to keep a mixture of light and dark in all of my works.”

See more of Dunn’s illustrations about love below and head to her Facebook page for even more.

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13 Black Engagement Rings For Brides With A Dark Side

If your wardrobe consists of black, black and more black, a white, yellow or blush stone might not adhere to your personal ~aesthetic~.

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‘S***ty Side Salads’ Is The Fake Delivery Food You Never Knew You Needed

Somebody’s calling out the generously named “side salads.”

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Givi OBK48AL Trekker 48 Liter Side Case – Outback

Givi OBK48AL Trekker 48 Liter Side Case – Outback


Trekker series – GIVI have ventured into the adventure touring market with the new Trekker series. These aluminum/polypropylene cases utilize the patented GIVI Monokey system giving a lockable, waterproof and easily removeable case option. The 33 and 46 liter GIVI TREKKER series are their newest adventure touring cases utilizing a unique full and partial lid opening system. The spacious 52 liter top case does not sport the dual opening system but does allow the storage for two modular helmets where the othe sizes do not. Made from a combination of polypropylene and aluminum panels, the TREKKER series with its patented MONOKEY latching system now offer the convenience of GIVI hard cases in a more rugged style for the adventure touring motorcycle rider. Left-side Trekker Outback aluminum side-case Trekker Outback side-case, with aluminum structure and profiles. Equipped with the new Monokey Cam-Side fitting system in die-cast aluminum and inserts in reinforced technopolymer. In order to fit the Monokey Cam-Side (Trekker Outback) side-cases: use the tubular side-case holders PL_ _ _CAM / PLR_ _ _CAM (18 mm diameter). Specs: * Dimensions: 19.4″L x 12″W x 15.2″H * Volume: 48 Liter * Color: Silver * Material: Aluminum * Max Load Lbs: 22
List Price: $ 418.00
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Givi OBK37AL Trekker 37 Liter Side Case – Outback

Givi OBK37AL Trekker 37 Liter Side Case – Outback


Trekker series – GIVI have ventured into the adventure touring market with the new Trekker series. These aluminum/polypropylene cases utilize the patented GIVI Monokey system giving a lockable, waterproof and easily removeable case option. The 33 and 46 liter GIVI TREKKER series are their newest adventure touring cases utilizing a unique full and partial lid opening system. The spacious 52 liter top case does not sport the dual opening system but does allow the storage for two modular helmets where the othe sizes do not. Made from a combination of polypropylene and aluminum panels, the TREKKER series with its patented MONOKEY latching system now offer the convenience of GIVI hard cases in a more rugged style for the adventure touring motorcycle rider. Left-side Trekker Outback aluminum side-case Trekker Outback side-case, with aluminum structure and profiles. Equipped with the new Monokey Cam-Side fitting system in die-cast aluminum and inserts in reinforced technopolymer. In order to fit the Monokey Cam-Side (Trekker Outback) side-cases: use the tubular side-case holders PL_ _ _CAM / PLR_ _ _CAM (18 mm diameter). Specs: * Dimensions: 19.4″L x 9.6″W x 15.2″H * Volume: 37 Liter * Color: Silver * Material: Aluminum * Max Load Lbs: 22
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Chick on the Side

Chick on the Side


Vanessa is caught up in a spicy affair with Trevor, a married business man. While his wife is a nagging prude who treats him like a child, Vanessa is a professional herself, and knows how to tap into a man’s desires. Their affair is taken to the next level when Vanessa gets an e-mail from Trevor, letting her know that he purchased a flight and a hotel in Hawaii. Vanessa jumps at the chance, and checks in early to surprise Tyler in Hawaii with her best lingerie. EXCERPT: My flight landed shortly ahead of schedule. Trevor told me I could call him when I touched down, but I decided to grab a cab instead. The resort wasn’t far from the airport, and I made my own money anyway, so it was no big deal for me to drop some cash to look out for myself. The process of checking in was pretty easy. The room was already in Trevor’s name, so all I had to do was tell them who I was and they handed me a key. He had given them a heads up and even told them my flight information, so it was smooth sailing. The receptionist told me that the conference being held here, so Travis would be tied up for a while, but the room had been cleaned for the day and I was also welcome to enjoy the resort for a bit. Perfect. I was glad that I got here early, so that I can take a shower and change in to another set of lingerie that I had purchased. When I got up to the room, I dropped out of my clothes, lit an incense stick and began getting into the island mood. After a nice, hot shower to knock off the travel rust, I was ready to be taken.

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Ozark Mountains Dark Side Stories

Ozark Mountains Dark Side Stories


Death by Lightning”, “The Sparrow Man” and “The Time I Almost Drown” are all fiction based on real life events. Dark Side and Toe Tags & TNT are the only adult books in the Ozark Mountains series, all of the other novels and short stories books are enjoyed by all ages. EXCERPT form “Death by Lightning” -“I stared down at the shiny black casket as though a hypnotic trance had closed the windows to my soul and left me living inside my mind. I looked up from the open grave as Reverend Thompson tossed a handful of dirt into the October wind and began to pray.”Raymond was a God-fearing man called early by his Maker…”Overcome, I turned away from the family burial site and ran down the hill past our white, farmhouse, past my father’s 1939 Chevy pickup and on to the horse barn. Panic took control of my reasoning.” -EXCERPT from “The Sparrow Man.” -“The Sparrow Man” is a work of fiction based on a true-life story about a man who lives in a rural area in the upper Mid-West who has a hatred for sparrows. SADLY, a little know fact is that in many towns worldwide there are people like Rufus, the Sparrow Man, a bully, who kills sparrows and sometimes starlings on a regular basis. If you don’t believe this happens on a broad scale Google “I hate sparrows.” It’s shocking the number of web pages that will appear.” -EXCERPT from “The Time I Almost Drown”As I shot up to the surface I must have looked like a wounded animal to the people on the bank. I was gasping for air with my arms, legs and back scraped and bleeding. My survival generated the most applause I had ever gotten in my life except when I out ran a charging bull in the hay field and slithered though a fence before he gored me into the ground.”

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Walk on the Wild Side

Walk on the Wild Side


Used – A fling with sinfully hot champion snowboarder Jack Greene isn’t Kelsi Reid’s normal behavior…but one glimpse of his wicked eyes has Kelsi throwing caution to the deep blue sea (along with her clothes!). After all, who better to go crazy with than a man who deserves a gold medal for his prowess on the slopes “and” in the bedroom…?Then Kelsi crashes down with a terrifying bump–of the baby kind. They couldn’t be worse matched–Jack is Mr. Right-Now, while Kelsi craves stability. But it

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Elegant One-shoulder High Side Slit Style Formal Party Evening Gown Long Dress Size M Red

Elegant One-shoulder High Side Slit Style Formal Party Evening Gown Long Dress Size M Red


Look for Backpacks & Bookbags? Buy this Elegant One-shoulder High Side Slit Style Formal Party Evening Gown Long Dress Size M Red tmart.com store provides cool gadgets, cell phones, consumer electronics, LED flashlight, car accessories, phones accessories, computer accessories, games accessories, holiday gifts and security camera.

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Golf Course Side Games: 101 Fun Side Games to Play on the Golf Course

Golf Course Side Games: 101 Fun Side Games to Play on the Golf Course


Used – Golf course side games are games you and your partner or team can play for either points, bragging rights, or money, while you are playing your regular game of golf. Or, maybe you’ll play for who buys the first round on the 19th tee! Inside this book, you will find 101 side games for every type of golfer, such as: – Two-player teams – Three-player teams – Four-player teams – Individual players – Male players – Female players – Male/female teams – Low handicap players – High handicap playe

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Givi Monokey 21 Liter Side Case Matte-Black

Givi Monokey 21 Liter Side Case Matte-Black


Monokey – this series considered to be the premier range offers the versatility and functionality that enables this series of cases to be used either as a top trunk or saddlebag. The Monokey series with its heavy duty construction and elegant styling offers a wide variety of solutions to meet most styles of modern motorcycles and riding conditions. These 21 liter side cases are sold as a pair and are ideal for use around town. They are narrow in width and offer a true top opening feature unique in the Monokey range. Easy to use, latch, lock, unlock, and remove from the bike these case often accommodate the motorcyclist’s need for additional space while maintaining a budget. They are only available in matte black and have been designed asymmetrically to easily differentiate between right and left. Specs: * Dimensions: 16.7″L x 7.7″W x 13.7″H * Volume: 21 Liter * Weight Lbs: 9.96 * Color: Matte Black * Material: polypropylene * Max Load Lbs: 22
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Tahari Arthur S. Levine Long Sleeved Dress with Side Ruched Cascade

Tahari Arthur S. Levine Long Sleeved Dress with Side Ruched Cascade


Evoke simplicity and style in this long sleeved dress from Tahari by Arthur S. Levine. With side ruching; cascading fabric; and a hammered metal chain link accent with a hook and bar closure; this dress is a great night or day choice. V-neckline Long sleeves Ruched side with cascading fabric Hidden side zip closure Chain link accent with hoop and bar closure Approximate measurements from shoulder to hem for size 6: 36”
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Givi Monokey E360 Tail or Side Case

Givi Monokey E360 Tail or Side Case


*The E360 represents the perfect companion to the E460 & E52, its characteristics also enable efficient use as a top case. Its design makes it particularly suitable for mounting as a side case, satisfying hte most demanding space requirements of the tourist during mid/long range trips. *Includes One Case
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The Laser’s Edge: Revealing a New, Safer and More Effective Arthritis Treatment with No Side Effects

The Laser’s Edge: Revealing a New, Safer and More Effective Arthritis Treatment with No Side Effects


This book strips away the misconceptions about medical care for arthritis and reveals a safer and more effective treatment. If you are one of the millions of people suffering from Arthritis, this could be the most important book you ever own. On the surface, The Laser’s Edge appears to be about a new and advanced arthritis treatment, but it goes much deeper than that. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Two out of three Americans will develop arthritis symptoms and just about all of them will go to their medical doctor first. This practice increases health care costs and exposes patients to the hidden dangers of today’s health care system, unnecessarily. Among the very real dangers is death: 106,000 patients die every year from non-error, adverse effects of prescription drugs and there are 12,000 deaths a year as a result of unnecessary surgeries. The Laser’s Edge will open your eyes to an entirely new way of treating arthritis without the risks of addictive medications, steroid shots or surgery. It provides hope for anyone who has been suffering from pain, and suffering from the experience of going to specialist after specialist without relief. The revolutionary treatment outlined in this book has helped countless patients avoid risky surgery and eliminate the need to take dangerous drugs. This book has the potential to change, maybe even save, your life.

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Gisele Bundchen Instagrams Stunning Brazilian Seascape And Also Some Side Boob

Gisele Bundchen is making us jealous again, but this time it’s her vacation spot rather than that enviable head of hair and generally amazing body.

The 33-year-old posed with her twin sister Patricia in a gorgeous photo overlooking the stunning Brazilian seascape known as Morro Dois Irmãos. Additionally: side boob.


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Life on the Funny Side: A Conversation With Eddie Sarfaty

Eddie Sarfaty is a comic, author, teacher and TV producer in the making. His 2009 book of autobiographical essays, Mental: Funny in the Head, was a critical success. Sarfaty, known for his acerbic wit and cultural insights, will perform in Eddie Sarfaty’s F&%king Show! Saturday, Nov. 2, at New York’s Metropolitan Room beginning at 7 p.m. Here he talks about his journey to becoming a comic, who makes him laugh and how he handles remarks about his hot good looks.

Tracey J. Smith: How did you get started in comedy?

Eddie Sarfaty: I thought I wanted to be an actor when I was a kid, but when I was a theater major in college, I discovered that I didn’t like acting as much as I thought I did. I liked being in a show and being creative, but I didn’t really love the nuts and bolts of everything. While studying at the National Theater Institute, I was telling a story, and this woman in my class said, “You should be a stand-up comic.” That’s the first time I thought of it, but it took me years before I ever got the nerve to do it.

Smith: How did you get the nerve to finally do it?

Sarfaty: I took a class at The New School that was taught by a comic. He took everyone to the Comic Strip on a night when he was hosting and stuck each of us up there for three minutes between the booked acts. I was so glad to have done it, but I didn’t do it again for a year. Then, about 2001, I said, “I have to see if I can make this work.” I didn’t want to regret, when I was 70, that I didn’t try.

Smith: I read online that you were part of a comedy trio for some time.

Sarfaty: There’s a group called Funny Gay Males, headed by three guys, Bob Smith, Danny McWilliams and Jaffe Cohen, who, in the early ’90s, were the only out comics in New York. This was during the height of the AIDS crisis, and club owners were like, “I think you’re funny, but I don’t know if my audience would go for that.” They put together a show called Funny Gay Males, which was supposed to run for just a couple of weekends at the Duplex, but they ended up doing it for three years. In 2001 I got a call to work in Provincetown, Mass., for the summer and ended up working with them for a time.

Smith: How did you find your voice as a comic?

Sarfaty: It just sort of happened. The fact that I’m gay, Jewish and grew up in New York influences it. I think it’s smart, good-natured sarcasm. There’s some silliness to it. I’d like to think that it’s got emotional resonance. I don’t really approach it from a certain point of view; anything that’s funny will go in my act. People may say, “Oh, there’s that gay Jewish guy,” but I’m more worried about being myself.

Smith: How did your book deal come about?

Sarfaty: It was one of those in-the-right-place-at-the-right-time stories. I was at a party and introduced myself to a guy standing next to me at the bar. He said, “Oh, I know you. You’re that comic. My partner and I have seen you perform in Provincetown several times. You’re really funny.” And I said, “Thanks. I’m so glad you enjoyed my show. What do you do?” He said, “I’m the editor-in-chief at Kensington Publishing.” I had just gotten my first story published and told him that I was thinking of writing some others, and he told me to send them to him. A week or two later he called me and said he wanted to publish them.

Smith: Would you do another book?

Sarfaty: Right now I’m working on a novel, but it’s not comic at all. It’s actually kind of dark and twisted. It’s not science fiction or fantasy, but the characters are odd, interesting people. That’s really been fun. Not sure if it’s the best move for my comedy career, but we’ll see.

Smith: How do you market yourself?

Sarfaty: I partner with a lot of different nonprofit groups, everything from AIDS organizations to youth at-risk groups, social and professional organizations. Stand-up is easy to produce, and you can make it work in a restaurant, bar, church, lecture hall, wherever. I can say to anyone who’s having any kind of event, “Hey, why don’t you have comedy?”

Smith: What makes a good comic?

Sarfaty: I think all good comics have had some kind of profound experience of being an outsider. If you look at who’s interesting, funny and smart, they’re all either black, Jewish, gay, a woman, fat or funny-looking There are not a whole lot of straight, white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant men who are just hilarious! I love people whose voices are original, like Joan Rivers, Chris Rock, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Susie Essman. I learned a lot by watching old Henny Youngman, Burns and Allen, and Stiller and Meara footage. I admire people like Joan Rivers and Phyllis Diller, who were the first women out there, when no one wanted them. Judy Gold makes me howl, and I’ve learned a lot from watching her.

Smith: What is the most challenging part of being a comic?

Sarfaty: Well, there’s the erratic hours and income, the desperate need for approval, the solitary torture of trying to write jokes. There have times when it’s been great, and times when it’s been not-so-great. Now I’m engaged to someone who is totally supportive. He’s been wonderful and given me the ability to focus more on it. The biggest thing for me has been the struggle to believe in myself. It took me a long time to get the courage to do this, and I still have doubts, but that helps me too, because I can make fun of myself and not crumble under my insecurities.

Smith: How do you respond to remarks about your good looks?

Sarfaty: It’s sort of weird talking about that, because you never think you look as good as other people do. I was a chubby kid, and I’ve always struggled with my weight. I usually laugh off those remarks, or “throw them away,” as my partner calls it.

Smith: How do you handle hecklers?

Sarfaty: If someone is interrupting your show, you ignore them the first and second time. If they keep doing it, then you go after them, because by that time the audience is pissed-off at them too. Sometimes I’ll just look at people and say, “You do realize this is not a conversation?”

Smith: And how do you address a joke that bombs?

Sarfaty: You laugh it off. You know, if you’re doing a joke about mousetraps and it doesn’t go over well, you say, “Well, not a mousetrap crowd.” If a joke bombs, it’s fine, because the audience is OK with you being human. There’s a certain amount of appreciation about how hard it is up there.

Smith: What is your ideal career in comedy?

Sarfaty: I don’t have a specific end-goal. I started doing comedy. I wrote a book. My friend Bob and I just finished a screenplay and pitched this reality show idea. I’m teaching. All these things are going on, and I like the variety of it. Would I like to be the new host of The Tonight Show? Sure, that’d be swell. But I don’t want to get full of anxiety because certain things aren’t happening. I want to go to work today and enjoy what I’m doing.

Smith: Do you feel successful?

Sarfaty: I do feel successful. It’s really amazing to me that people take time and pay money to watch me complain for one or two hours.

Smith: What do you want your legacy to be as a comic?

Sarfaty: The thing that interests me most is the emotional connection. I love when people say, “I was in a really bad mood, and my friends brought me to see you, and we had such a good time,” or getting an email that says, “Your book made me laugh.” For people to think that I’m good at what I do, and that I connected with or touched them, is important to me. Am I going to touch millions? Maybe.

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Givi Monokey E41 Keyless Side Cases

Givi Monokey E41 Keyless Side Cases


Alongside the unbeatable practicality of the exclusive MONOKEY(R) open/release system, today GIVI research offers the new KEYLESS(R) device. The new supplementary lid with combination opening (no key needed) represents an extremely simple and revolutionary solution because it avoids having to open the main cover, and replacing all the contents.
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