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‘Justice League’: Fans Show Cyborg Some Love

Aw, Cyborg. Some Justice League fans aren’t overly happy with the mechanoid metahuman’s inclusion in Zack Snyder’s film. Some of his critics see his presence as being at the expense of the widely adored Martian Manhunter, who was one of the original founders of the Justice League of America, or JLA for short. That’s alongside prestigious names including Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, Aquaman and Green Lantern, of course.

It isn’t the fault of the DC Extended Universe, though. DC Comics relaunched their entire comic-book line back in 2011 and it was then that the change was made. We discussed the reasons for Cyborg’s retconned foundership here:

Why Was Martian Manhunter Replaced by Cyborg as a Justice League Founder?

But while a contingent of fans expresses their displeasure, a faction of DC fans has sprung up celebrating Cyborg. They love everything the half-man, half-machine superhero is, and are using the hashtag #borglife to shout about it.

In Justice League, Cyborg joins Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and The Flash as part of a squad of metahumans rounded up by Bruce Wayne to tackle the threat posed by big bad Steppenwolf. His cybernetic enhancements come with heavy artillery built in, giving the team the extra firepower they’ll need to take on their powerful foe.

During a scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, we saw Cyborg’s creation, as Victor Stone is transformed by his scientist father using experimental technology following a tragic accident.


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Cyborg will go into battle alongside some famous names… and hold his own.

Here’s a round-up of some of the best posts in celebration of Cyborg, and #borglife. Starting with this person, who has seen the film, praised Ray Fisher’s performance in the role, and is excited for Cyborg future:

And this person, who will be stoked to learn there’s a Cyborg movie in the works:

This Twitter user issued a simple statement:

While the official Justice League Movie Twitter account shared its Cyborg love at the World Premiere:

And also called out Cyborg’s technical expertise:

Cyborg actor, Ray Fisher himself, admits to being moved every time he’s reminded of Cyborg’s origin story:

And all of the people related to this Tweet are totally living the #Borglife — including Ray Fisher and the interviewer:

While this person longs for #borglife:

This Tweeter loves it when Cyborg says his catchphrase:

While this one just loves the way he looks:

This person who has seen the film is very impressed:

And this person prefers Cyborg to Spidey:

This person loves when Cyborg disses Batman:

And finally, this person has words for anyone who thinks Cyborg looks rubbish:

Justice League hits screens in the UK on November 16 and in the US on November 17.

 

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I don’t speak French, and artist Nathalie Jomard calls her own English skills “bad.” Nonetheless, we’re both laughing about the pains and struggles moms around the world go through.

Check out a sampling of her illustrations, which run the gamut from pregnancy woes to parenting pitfalls…

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As someone who’s never been described as small-chested, I relate so hard to attempting to squish my girls into my pre-pregnancy bras for as long as possible. Naively, I refrained from investing in larger sizes because I assumed my breasts would go back to normal once I gave birth.

That last comic, yep. That was pretty much me, nearly choking to death on my super-sized, rock-hard breastfeeding boobs.

Of course, I also need a comic with a pair of deflated balloons to depict the post-weaning aftermath. Haha. (Sigh.)

What funny pregnancy or parenting moment of yours would you love to see given the comic treatment?

Images via Nathalie Jomard, whom you’re welcome to connect with on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Blizzcon 2017 Had Some Next-Level Cosplay

The cosplayers were out in force at Blizzcon 2017. Whether it was walking through the hall, getting up on stage for the competitions, or hanging out outside at the fountain, everyone was happy to pose for a photo.

We snapped up some of the best we found, and that Reinhardt is truly impressive. There was also a breakdancing Reaper, as well as a high-class monocled Reaper and an insanely tall Zenyatta.

A couple of cool things Blizzcon did this year was the Darkmoon Faire and Hearthstone Tavern, which involved some official Blizzard cosplay to help set the mood. But a lot of what you see in the video is just peoples’ own handiwork, showing up for the fun of it.

There was a lot of love for Overwatch in the cosplay showing this year. That’s partly due to it being a widely loved game, and partly because it supports its cosplayers with guides and assets.

Even before the game was released, there was a repository of close-up images for cosplayers to study. You could determine what material a costume should be made of, or how to do a certain braid.

As a nice final touch, Muse was playing on the Saturday night and all the cosplayers got up on stage to rock out for the last song. Even before they got up, it was surreal being reminded periodically that you were at Blizzcon 2017 as well as a Muse concert. Every now and then your attention would be taken away from Muse to the Anduin or Kerrigan that just walked past.

But when you’ve got a space marine rocking out to Knights of Cydonia, that’s when it gets real.

A big thanks to all the cosplayers and helpers who made the vibe so awesome at Blizzcon 2017. And for being such great sports when someone with a camera comes up and asks to shoot your cool poses!

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Why some privacy experts are spooked by iPhone X’s facial recognition feature

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. won accolades from privacy experts in September for assuring that facial data used to unlock its new iPhone X would be securely stored on the phone itself. But Apple’s privacy promises do not extend to the thousands of app developers who will gain access to facial data in order to…
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Google Docs is one of the simplest, most ubiquitous tools for online note taking and draft writing. I’ve used it on countless occasions over the years, as have many of my colleagues, but a strange occurrence this week has me questioning whether I should continue to use it to store valuable notes and drafts in the future.

On Tuesday morning, National Geographic wildlife crime reporter Rachael Bale asked on Twitter if anyone else had experienced Google Docs locking them out of a document before. A draft of a story she was working on had been frozen by Google for violating its terms of service, and now she was unable to access it at all.

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Great Reviews of Some Sketchy Hotels

Reginald Edward Morse is the protagonist and narrator of Hotels of North America, Rick Moody’s latest novel. A reviewer for RateYourLodgings.com, he is also missing in action, when the book begins. All we have of him—and it’s the bulk of the book—are his reviews, his asides, his ruminations about life. But when Moody went on tour to promote the novel, somehow Morse re-emerged! The entries below, as written by Morse and conveyed to us by Moody, are reviews of all the hotels where Moody stayed on his book tour. Hotels of North America, by the way, is now out in paperback.

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Uber is ready to throw down with a sweet offer for anyone who wants its first-ever credit card!

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Here’s what the Uber credit card offers

Beginning Nov. 2, the ride-sharing company will start accepting applications for its new Uber Visa Card.

In a blog post, the company notes that cardholders will be able to earn rewards of a penny on every dollar spent for most purchases, with higher levels of reward points assigned to other purchasing activities:

  • 4% back on dining and bars (including UberEATS)
  • 3% back on hotel and airfare (incluidng vacation home rentals)
  • 2% back on online purchases (including those made with Uber itself)
  • 1% back on everything else

The Uber Visa Card, which will be issued in conjunction with Barclays, has no annual fee — which is a big bonus.

But watch out for that interest rate of 15.99%, 21.74% or 24.74% (depending on your credit) if you carry a balance! (You should never carry a balance from one month to the next!) 

 As an introductory offer, you can also earn $ 100 after spending $ 500 during the first 90 days.

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Here’s a rundown of some of the other perks:

No foreign transaction fees

Most credit card issuers charge around 3% if you use their card outside the United States.

Not so with Uber Visa Card, which has zero transaction fees!

Mobile phone insurance

You’ll get up to $ 600 for phone theft or damage when you pay your wireless bill with Uber Visa Card.

And you’re only responsible for a $ 25 out-of-pocket deductible!

Special invites

Uber says cardholders will also get invites to events, secret shows and dining experiences in select U.S. cities.

But this might be the biggest perk of all…

The Uber Visa Card comes with an annual $ 50 subscription credit that can be used for services including Spotify, Netflix and Amazon Prime membership.

This credit recurs every year once you spend $ 5,000 annually.

Clark Howard’s take

Money expert Clark Howard is always quick to note that cards like this will only work in your life if you’re a net payer, i.e. you pay your bill in full each and every month.

If you tend to carry a balance from month-to-month, any benefit of the Uber Visa Card could get eaten up pretty quickly with interest charges.

In that case, you’re probably better off with a credit card from your local credit union. They tend to have lower interest rates than the cards from the big financial institutions.

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Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday


Here are some videos of the “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” cast recording “Let’s Generalize About Men” because it’s been stuck in our heads since Friday

Ever since the third season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premiered this Friday, everyone has been spontaneously breaking out in song. More specifically, everyone is singing the episode’s breakout hit, “Let’s Generalize About Men,” because it’s the hilarious misandrist anthem that the world needs right now.

One of the best things about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is that Rebecca Bunch manages to say what everyone wishes they could say (or, in this case, sing) while also pointing out just how ridiculous it is. “Let’s Generalize About Men” is the perfect example of why Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the best shows on TV. It satisfyingly expresses things that are annoying about men while also poking holes in the broad generalizations people make when talking smack with their friends.

Because the lyrics of “Let’s Generalize About Men” are just so perfect, we want to know more about it. And that’s when the beauty of social media really becomes palpable. That’s because Rachel Bloom, the brains behind Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the actress who plays Rebecca Bunch, shared some behind the scenes videos from creating the masterpiece on her Instagram. And they’re so much fun.

In one Instagram post, Rachel Bloom showed the girls practicing the choreography.

Yes! Bloom, Donna Lynne Champlin (who plays Paula), Gabrielle Ruiz (who plays Valencia), and Vella Lovell (who plays Heather) look so amazing while body-rolling and singing the hilarious lyrics, “Let’s get super lit and not admit this is some kind of primal ritual we need now and then.”

In another video, Bloom shows the ladies singing the song at the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend table read.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a fly on the wall to see how all of the actors might react to some of the show’s outrageous songs, this is your chance.

Yeah, it’s pretty exciting that we get to see Josh’s reaction to Bloom singing, “There are not exceptions, all three million men are like this!” Considering that Josh left Rebecca at the alter, her character needs to denigrate and denounce the entire male gender, and doing that with one’s girlfriends really is a part of the healing process after a bad breakup.

We’ve all been there.

Laughing is also important, and “Let’s Generalize About Men” successfully satirizes the wine-infused nights shared among a group of girls who just need to make unfounded statements about why men are terrible. Like saying, “All every man does everyday is watch porn, eat wings, burp, fart, and snore.”

It’s all in good fun on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. And “Let’s Generalize About Men” is just about one of the funniest songs ever made.



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‘It’s important that women are furious right now’

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As we continue to learn new and disturbing details surrounding film executive Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct, more and more celebrities are speaking out against the behaviour.

The latest to do so is Blake Lively, who has addressed the allegations against Weinstein by saying: ‘It’s devastating to hear.’

Lively has known Weinstein professionally for some time, working with him on a film business panel in 2013 with other influential people, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, who says she is ‘disgusted’ by her ex-friend.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Lively said: ‘That was never my experience with Harvey in any way whatsoever, and I think that if people heard these stories … I do believe in humanity enough to think that this wouldn’t have just continued.’

She added: ‘I never heard any stories like this — I never heard anything specific — but it’s devastating to hear.’

Lively was quick to point out that the most important thing to do now is to listen to the victims.

‘The number one thing that can happen is that people who share their stories, people have to listen to them and trust them, and people have to take it seriously,’ she said. ‘As important as it is to remain furious about this, it’s important to also say that this exists everywhere so remember to look everywhere.

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‘This isn’t a single incident. This cannot happen, this should not happen, and it happens in every single industry,’ she said.

On Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgia Chapman said she is leaving him. A spokesperson for Weinstein has said: ‘Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.’

Lively added that women are sexually harassed so often that they are essentially conditioned to ignore it. “It happens to women all over the place, all the time, to the point where women don’t even think that this is a real assault,” she said.

‘I’ve had plenty of things happen to me whether it be trying on a dress for prom at some clothing store, to a director being inappropriate, to a guy walking down the street where you don’t think, “Oh well, that wasn’t actually sexual assault — this guy just, like, grabbed my butt.”

‘It’s important that women are furious right now,’ she continued. ‘It’s important that there is an uprising. It’s important that we don’t stand for this and that we don’t focus on one or two or three or four stories, it’s important that we focus on humanity in general and say, ‘This is unacceptable.’”

Women everywhere deal with sexual harassment; from catcalling, to unwanted touching, to online encounters, and everything in between, and it’s by no means limited to the entertainment industry.

Our hearts are with victims everywhere. We are listening, and you are not alone.

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Chile Decriminalized (Some) Abortions—Now What?

“Abortion has existed since the beginning of times, in all countries, in all places, regardless if it’s legal or not,” Antonia Biggs, a researcher for the Turnaway Study, told Ms. “Abortions are no lower in Chile than they are in countries were it is legal. In fact, they are somewhat higher. Criminalizing is not preventing abortion. What is doing instead is punishing women.”

The Turnaway Study followed almost a thousand women over five years—comparing outcomes for women who had abortions with women who were denied access. In Chile, with a population of almost 18 million inhabitants, 134,000 to 150,000 abortions are estimated every year.

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Chile’s Constitutional Tribunal decriminalized abortion on August 21, ending a 28-year total ban on the procedure that was the strictest in the world. Abortion is now legal in Chile under three circumstances: when the woman’s life is at risk, when pregnancy is a result of rape and in the case of lethal fetal anomaly. Although the bill had broad public support—up to 70 percent of Chileans were in favor of the measure—conservative deputies tried to stop it twice. Biggs, who is originally from Chile, was one of the 135 participants in public audiences before the Constitutional Tribunal. She spoke out days before the rule was approved to share the findings of the Turnaway Study.

Now, a question looms: Will other countries in Central America follow Chile’s lead? Experts are optimistic that Chile’s decision will have a positive impact in the region, but its extent remains to be seen. Honduras’ Congress opened debate on the topic in April while reviewing its penal code, President Juan Orlando Hernández vetoed a proposal that would have shifted its abortion laws.

Nicaragua may be out for the count, too—the country established a total ban on abortion just 11 years ago in 2006. And whereas Michele Bachelet, Chile’s President, was crucial in striking down its abortion ban, in Honduras and Nicaragua political structures make that pathway to progress more slim. “Nicaragua right now is in the hands of two people [the president, Daniel Ortega, and his wife, the vice-president, Rosario Murillo],” Mayte Ochoa, a social worker at Ipas Central America, said. “The rule of law and institutional framework do not exist, so we think it is very difficult that the recent change in Chile will have a positive impact here. Nicaragua is kind of isolated in this particular issue.”

In 2015, 6,000 citizens signed a petition in support of abortion rights in Nicaragua. In Honduras, 900 girls get pregnant as result of rape each year. None of this seems to affect the decision-makers. “We will definitely have to wait until there is a better scenario,” Ochoa said, “but this does not mean that we will not keep working towards a change.” She remains optimistic, despite this, that Chile’s move could still accelerate change in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic. But even in Chile, she hopes for more.

“I believe in formal terms this is a great step forward,” Ochoa explained, “especially because of its symbolic and ideological meaning for governments and women. As feminists, we would like to see further progress.”

It is unclear exactly what impact Chile’s new policy will have for women in the country. There remains skepticism about a reduction in the number of clandestine abortions, and legal changes can’t address the significant stigma women who abort face. “Even for women who should benefit from the law, it might be hard to have an abortion,” Biggs explained. “First, they need to find clinician who can demonstrate that they fall in one of the three cases. And also they need to find a doctor who can provide an abortion, in a country were they have received very little training, or who may not be willing because of the stigma around abortion provision.”

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, one of the best universities in the region, has already claimed that its medical school will claim conscience objection as an institution. “It is certainly possible that some other religious universities will follow,” Biggs asserted, “and then, at an individual level, I think providers will consciously object. This may be an issue. I think this is the next challenge ahead.”

Despite backlash, the ruling does open doors to new opportunities to train clinicians. Ipas and other organizations are already working with Chilean health providers to close gaps in access that run deep due to the longstanding ban. “Legalization and enforcement of the law does not guarantee access,” Ochoa stated. “There is a lot of work to do with the health personnel so the service is a reality for women.”

There remain wide gaps between law and practice, between the decriminalization of abortion and real access. To close the gap, underground abortion networks have long taken the cause into their own hands—literally.“It is one of the solutions women have historically sought to make this service less unsafe,” Ochoa said. “If the state does not resolve, someone else has to. It should be the state—but people, organizations are risking their own safety to provide a service for a woman who is going to do it with or without help. She is going to do it anyway.”

 

“Freedom is a right,” Ochoa continued. “And that right includes women. The freedom to choose when to be or not to be a mother is fundamental. It is fundamental not only for women, and her life, and her health, but for the society, and the new individuals taking part in that society.”

Ana Muñoz Padrós is a freelance journalist based in Chile.

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Pixel 2 vs. iPhone X

The Pixel 2 phones are not quite here yet, but we already know almost everything there is to know about the new Google handsets. They’re going to have similar specs, including some unexpected surprises, and offer a bunch of novel features, which is only to be expected of any new smartphone.

But the phones aren’t exactly equals when it comes to design, as it was the case with the original Pixels. HTC is making the Pixel 2, while LG is in charge of the Pixel 2 XL. And recent leaks proved that the Pixel 2 is the uglier of the two. In fact, it’s so ugly that it makes the iPhone X’s notch look totally adorable.

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15-Year-Old Author’s Book Series Becomes Mandatory Reading In Some Schools

Essynce Moore is the author of The Middle School Chronicles—a series of books preparing students as well parents for the roller-coaster ride of middle school—from conquering math and bullying to boy crushes and self-esteem. Recently, her book series became mandatory readings for some districts including schools in Hillside and Orange, New Jersey, and several charter schools in Brooklyn, New York. On top of juggling school and writing books, Moore is managing a career as an actress, teenpreneur, and motivational speaker. In the midst of her busy schedule, Black Enterprise caught up with her to learn more about her journey.

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Tell me about the moment that inspired you to write your first book, 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where NO Secrets Are Kept?

Every day, after school, my mom would ask me how my day was. I’d always have some bizarre story to tell her about the crazy antics that occurred inside my classes. That’s when I started journaling and writing down all the events that took place and ended up creating a book in the process.

Why did you decide to turn your first book into a series?

At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to continue the Chronicle series. Until one day I went skating and ran into this boy slightly younger than me who told me that he loved my book and hoped I’d write a book every year for the rest of my life. That was all the motivation I needed to continue the series.

What are the key takeaways that you want students to learn from your book?

I think it’s important for my readers to learn that you are never alone. There is someone out there who thinks and acts similar to you. However, it is our differences that truly define who we are.

How did you land the partnership with school districts?

People are usually very interested to hear about what really goes on inside a kid’s mind while in school. That was my hook. Also, my books provided my peers with an idea as to what to expect when going into the new school year. My mother and I contacted some schools and pitched the idea of using my books in their [curricula]. It was a success.

You can follow Essynce (@essyncecouturellc) on social media and purchase here.

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Some iPhone owners say that upgrading to iOS 11 is slowing down apps

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As excited as Apple fans were two weeks ago when the company unveiled the iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch 3, the mood has soured somewhat in recent days. Not only are the reviews for Apple’s slate of new devices less than glowing, but many users are running into issues with the recently released iOS 11 as well. In fact, dozens of users took to Reddit this weekend to vent about the iOS update.

In a thread on the Apple subreddit this weekend (spotted by The Next Web), nearly 300 users who upgraded to iOS 11 corroborated with one another that the issues they were running into were happening to others as well. Even iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners were seeing performance issues on their relatively new phones.

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8 Screening Questions for Potential Tenants (and Some You Can’t Ask)

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The application and screening process for tenants is important for landlords because it allows them to find ideal renters. An ideal tenant is typically someone who has a steady income, pays rent on time, and is respectful of the property and other tenants. The last thing a landlord needs is a tenant who causes trouble in one way or another.

One of the best ways to screen tenants is to have them fill out a Rental Application. This can act as a preliminary qualifier before you interview them. It should be noted that you are not required to formally interview tenants. You can accept their application, show them the property, and allow them to move in if they meet all your requirements. However, landlords can benefit from being more thorough.

In this post, we’ll discuss questions you can ask that will allow you to weed out unsuitable tenants, as well as questions that could get you into some legal hot water.

Good Questions to Ask Prospective Tenants

Regardless of how many stages are in your vetting process, these are some questions that you can ask on a Rental Application or in an interview with potential tenants:

  1. Why are you leaving your current residence?
  2. When do you plan on moving in?
  3. What is your monthly income?
  4. Can you pay move-in costs once you’ve signed the lease?
  5. Can you provide references from your employer/previous landlord(s)?
  6. Will you agree to a background and credit check?
  7. How many people will be living in the unit?
  8. Do you have pets? Do you want them in the future?

These questions cover the applicant’s income, ability to pay rent, and some basic information, and they also give you access to other vetting avenues. For instance, the reference check from employers or past landlords will likely give you the most insight into what kind of person the applicant is.

Other great avenues for you as a landlord are the credit and background checks, which will show you if the tenant is good at paying bills and if they’ve ever been convicted of a crime. Keep in mind, you can’t ban a tenant from housing based on them being convicted of a crime, except for sex offenses, arson, and the manufacturing and/or distribution of illegal drugs.

Questions You Can’t Ask Potential Tenants

It’s also important to discuss the kinds of question you can’t ask potential tenants. These are mostly questions that discriminate against specific people. It’s a good idea to review them because the last thing you want is a fair housing violation that leads to a lawsuit.

Essentially you can’t ask anything that violates the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This act keeps protected classes from discrimination when it comes to housing, which means you can’t bar a prospective tenant’s application based on certain characteristics.

These characteristics include:

  • Race
  • National origin
  • Skin color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Familial status (e.g. married or single tenants, tenants with or without children)
  • Disability

You might have noticed that sexual orientation and gender are not part of these characteristics. This is because technically sexual orientation and gender are not protected under the FHA. However, in 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the Equal Access Rule which expanded protections for these two categories under the law’s “sex” protections. The rule frames the protection under discrimination based on gender nonconformity and discrimination in the form of sexual harassment.

Some states, cities, and counties have laws that include gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes, so it’s best to review the laws specific to your property’s location. Additional information can also be found on HUD’s LBGT Housing Discrimination page.

Fair Housing and Fair Screening

As a landlord, you want the best tenants, and the best way to find them is to use the exact same screening process for every single tenant you’re in contact with. What tends to get landlords in trouble is changing up their processes and questions for particular people; that opens them up to liability and fair housing violations.

If you can stick to the same list of questions for everyone and avoid questions that violate fair housing protections, you should have no trouble finding upstanding tenants while ensuring you aren’t asking anything that could be considered discriminatory.

Do you always ask potential tenants the same questions?

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One of the tests used to diagnose Type 2 diabetes and monitor blood sugar control is influenced by 60 genetic variants, an international team of scientists has discovered. One genetic variant in particular, found only in African Americans, significantly reduces the accuracy of the HbA1c blood test used to diagnose and monitor the condition. This means around 650,000 African Americans in the U.S. could have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes if tested with the HbA1c test alone.

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The results, published in PLOS Medicine suggest screening for the particular genetic variant alongside the diagnostic test, or using other diagnostic tests in populations with African ancestry in order to improve diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over 100 million U.S. adults living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. There are 30.3 million Americans who have diabetes and another 84.1 million have pre-diabetes, a condition that if not treated often leads to Type 2 diabetes within five years.

According to the US Department Office of Minority Health, the prevalence rate of diabetes in African Americans is 13.4%. African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations.  

However, in an interesting scientific twist, the number of diabetic African Americans may actually be higher accompanied with a delayed diagnosis resulting in a longer undiagnosed period and subjecting them to states of untreated higher glycemia causing an increased risk for long-term diabetes complications.

In the largest study of its kind, an international team of more than 200 scientists investigated genetic variants thought to affect the blood test used to diagnose and monitor Type 2 diabetes, known as the glycated hemoglobin, or HbA1c test.

The team studied genetic variants in almost 160,000 people from European, African, East Asian, and South Asian ancestries who were not known to have Type 2 diabetes. Researchers discovered 60 genetic variants that influence the outcome of HbA1c tests.

One genetic variant in particular, in the G6PD gene, was found to significantly impact the results of the HbA1c test. The G6PD genetic variant is almost unique to people of African ancestry; around 11% of African Americans carry at least one copy of this variant.

The issue with the G6PD genetic variant is it artificially lowers the value of blood sugar in the HbA1c test, and can lead to under-diagnosis of people with Type 2 diabetes. Otherwise, the HbA1c test remains a suitable test for diagnosing and monitoring diabetes for the majority of people.

The HbA1c test measures the amount of glucose, or sugar that is carried by the red blood cells in the body, for the previous two to three months. The G6PD genetic variant shortens the three-month lifecycle of red blood cells. So in African Americans who have this variant, their red blood cells don’t live long enough to bind to the glucose in the blood. Therefore these people will have a lower level of HbA1c, which won’t show as a positive result for Type 2 diabetes.

Medicine is not a one size fits all. And studies like this are one step closer to precision medicine, which takes people’s genetics into account and improves diagnosis and monitoring for diseases such as diabetes. In the meantime, an option would be to genetically screen African Americans for the G6PD variant alongside the HbA1c test in order to accurately diagnose Type 2 diabetes, or use other diagnostic tests such as fasting glucose measurements.

 

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On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, launched during the Obama era for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Until an hour before the announcement,

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Some Minnesotans want to swap out a Christopher Columbus statue with one of Prince, and we’re into it

These days, it seems like everyone is creating a petition for one reason or another — whether it’s to bring back a gone-too-soon Netflix series or to create change, like these wonderful folks in Minnesota who want to replace a status of Christopher Columbus with one of Prince. And yes, we’re talking about the late, great, foxy, “Purple Rain”-singing, smooth-operating, seven-time Grammy Award-winning rockstar Prince Rogers Nelson — that same Prince.

The petition was created by community organizer Wintana Melekin, and has already been signed by over 2,500 people. The petition is titled “Replace Columbus Statue with a Prince Statue and One Chosen by the Native Community,” and addressed specifically to Gov. Mark Dayton and the State Legislature of Minnesota. Its description reads:

“Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of white supremacists, slave owners, and those who threatened the livelihood of Black people. Here in Minnesota, communities are reigniting the demand to bring down state’s monument to Christopher Columbus, a man who murdered, raped and enslaved Black and Native peoples in the Americas.”

“We, the undersigned, do not believe that Columbus represents the values Minnesotans carry. Rather than glorify a man who wanted to extinguish Black and Native peoples, we should honor members of our community whose leadership we find inspirational.”

Probably not what you were taught about Columbus in school, huh?

Under the question “Why is this important?” Melekin answered, “Prince represents Minnesota values and Columbus does not.” Prince is a Minnesota native and legend, so replacing the status of the “discoverer,” which currently stands at the State Capitol building in St. Paul, with the rockstar makes sense.

“We all know Prince is a genius, and who wouldn’t pick him over Columbus, anyway?” Melekin said.

Listen, we know we definitely would! Let’s hope the Minnesotans can collect all the signatures they need to conjure up this magical statue swap.



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This Is Why Some Real Estate Investors Focus On Inner Cities

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Al Williamson is a leading real estate expert who specializes in revitalized neighborhoods. Williamson shares his insider advice to help you make your first deal. 

1) What’s your real estate investment strategy?

I’m a multifamily apartment investor. A buy and hold guy. I like to buy well-positioned distressed properties and work with the community to create a desirable neighborhood. Then I develop additional cash flow streams for properties to further increase the net operating income. I end up with great performing assets.

2) How did you finance your first deal?

I borrowed a little money from family, took a secured loan against my Honda Civic, and got an FHA owner-occupied loan to buy a three unit building. My wife and I moved into one of the smallest units.

3) Why are you interested in revitalized communities? What potential do they have compared to an already stable community?

The larger the problem, the bigger the financial reward. In inner cities, they lack leadership and advocacy is typically the biggest problem. I enjoy providing those missing attributes. This makes inner-city investing perfect for me.

4) What are two to three tips you can give a first-time investor on how to attract private money?

A – Cultivate a reputation of keeping promises to others and especially to yourself.

B – Do the work to collect supporting information in order to persuade a private lender that you know what you’re talking about.

C – Make sure your investors win first.

5) What should a first-time investor consider, a single-family or multifamily home and why?

A small multifamily because it takes the same level of effort to acquire it, you’ll have more than one income stream making your revenues more robust, and it’ll give you the opportunity to live on-site and defray your personal living expenses.

6) Tell us about your book Building Wealth with Inner City Rentals?

It’s the story of my personal journey and three years of research as an investor who’s benefited from two neighborhood revitalization efforts. It is a roadmap for others who want to make a fortune helping a troubled neighborhood get back on its feet. The book also explains how to avoid hours of frustration, overcome obstacles, and create meaningful wealth for you and your family.

7) What else would you like to say?

More entrepreneurial people of color should take advantage of building their wealth by building up their own neighborhoods. It’s an ideal way of monetizing your street smarts and improving other people’s lives at the same time.

Al Williamson is the author of Building Wealth with Inner City Rentals. Follow his journey at LeadingLandlord.com.

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What makes some designers rise and soar like a shooting star, while thousands of others merely make clothes? Saint Laurent, along with Coco Chanel, perhaps the greatest fashion designer of the 20th century, was born 81 years ago today in Algeria. We have compiled a roster of fashions clearly inspired by Saint Laurent—“transit visas” for a season, a lifetime, of style and substance.

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The Weird History of Making Clothes from Milk

Did you know some of your clothes might be made from milk? Uniqlo’s popular Heattech line, for example, is partially made from milk proteins. Over at Atlas Obscura, they have a fascinating story about the history of milk-based clothing. It apparently starts with Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, an Italian intellectual who penned the Futurist Manifesto in 1909, which would later help build the country’s Futurist movement. The Italian Futurists (which would be a cool band name, by the way) glorified war, embraced technology, and played with nontraditional structures in art – they broke grammar rules in poetry and experimented with perspective in paintings. 

They also had some radical ideas about fashion, well before the rise of avant-garde designers such as Martin Margiela and Rei Kawakubo. They wanted to make clothes out of “new revolutionary materials,” such as glass, tinfoil, aluminum, paper, cardboard, gas, fish skin, and … milk. An excerpt:

The idea was not entirely novel. Between 1904 and 1909, German chemist Frederick Todtenhaupt attempted to turn milk byproducts into a fibrous silk substitute. Though his efforts failed, their underlying premise intrigued Marinetti’s band of Futurists. Many began to speculate that milk was the fabric of the future and would one day comprise all styles of dress.

It wasn’t as crazy as it might sound. Wool is a protein, so on a molecular level, it has a very similar structure to casein, the protein found in milk. Chemists simply needed to figure out how to process casein in a way that emulated the texture of wool.

Thus, for milk-based clothing to happen, Marinetti and the Italian Futurists needed to wait for the technology to catch up.

That moment came during the 1930s, when Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini began his push for the country to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Mussolini had stormed into office in 1922 amid popular resentment for what many saw as British, French, and American stiff-arming in the Treaty of Versailles. Marinetti was one of his early proponents. In 1919, Marinetti’s short-lived Futurist Political Party—an attempt to bring Futurist ideas into government—merged with Mussolini’s Italian Fascist Party. The two were associates—Mussolini once called Marinetti a “fervent Fascist”—and they shared the goal of strengthening Italy’s economy in preparation for coming wars.

One way they accomplished that? Milk clothing.

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And in 1935, SNIA Viscosa acquired the rights to a new kind of fiber: a milk-based synthetic wool that, building on Todtenhaupt’s earlier work, the Italian engineer Antonio Ferretti had recently perfected. This new milk fiber was dubbed lanital (a compounding of lana, meaning wool, and ital, from Italia).

The lanital production process that Ferretti pioneered went like this: first, scientists added acid to skim milk, which separated out the casein. The casein was then dissolved until it developed a viscous consistency. Next, according to TIME, the casein was “forced through spinnerets like macaroni, passed through a hardening chemical bath, [and] cut into fibres of any desired length.” The result? A substance that mimicked wool.

By the mid-1930s, “milk wool” had been used to make suits, coats, dresses, and flags, but it was soon given up because customers found the fibers weren’t as strong as traditional wool (and, by that point, synthetics were a more practical and cheaper alternative). Perhaps most hilariously, people found milk-based clothes sometimes gave off a foul odor. “When damp, [lanital and aralac] smelled like sour milk, causing many consumer complaints.” (Today’s milk-based fibers supposedly don’t have that problem, and is used by niche companies). 

You can read the rest here. Below is a rare glimpse from British Pathe, shot in 1937, showing how manufacturers back then use to derive fibers from milk. 

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail

In May 2017, I was privileged to be in attendance at Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit in Houston, which was three days of amazing discussions and networking. The first session I attended featured Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner; NBA legend and successful entrepreneur Clyde Drexler; and was led by BE CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. The discussion was mainly about Houston’s journey to recover from economic disparity, but toward the end it turned to the plight of black-owned businesses in general.

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Graves reacted quite strongly to the audience filled with established and aspiring entrepreneurs who were raising questions to the panel about how to gain access to local and corporate government bid contracts, etc. He said black businesses are typically too small to win these contracts and added that a business with $ 100,000 in annual revenues is in no position to handle a $ 500K–$ 1M contract. Graves suggested a strategy that black business owners often fail to consider in order to scale their business: PARTNERSHIPS. He advised letting go of the “CEO” title and finding other black-owned businesses to merge with to scale up strategically to position your company for growth and opportunity. Keep this in mind.

Black-Owned Business Owners are Sometimes their Own Worst Enemy

 

Graves, who was particularly insightful in this session, also stated that black people need to stop shunning ALL black-owned businesses because of one bad experience. Unfortunately, some black businesses are making it difficult for black consumers to patronize them because they often feel like they have given more than enough “chances” at their own expense. Here’s an example.

(BE CEO Earl Graves Jr. with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler. Image: File)

 

Recently, I hired a black-owned moving company that I had connected with at my chamber of commerce. The owner of the company, who I will call “Andre,” came by, assessed my stuff and gave me a flat price, which by the way is not how professional movers should quote pricing. In the State of New Jersey, there are strict regulations on movers—the pricing should be by the hour otherwise movers could price gauge during the move for any reason they choose.

Against my better judgment, I didn’t call him out on this because I wanted to support a black-owned business. However, when I received his estimate from someone who “helps him out” it was only one line with the price and it was generated without any company branding, no business address, and most disturbing—no state movers’ license number listed. Dry cleaners provide more detailed invoices than this mover. I sent an email addressing the one line estimate and asked him to include his moving license. Fast forward three weeks, Andre calls me and says, “How much did I quote for your job again? “I wanted to see how disorganized he was and I said, “I don’t know, don’t you have notes?” He gave me a new quote on the spot that was $ 250 LESS than his invoice price—that is one problem.

I then asked about his moving license number. It turns out Andre doesn’t have one. In New Jersey movers are required to be licensed by the state. He gave me a weak excuse that he didn’t know he needed one (note it’s a long-standing rule and he has been moving for many years) and that he sought to get one, but needed to be bonded. I shared a previous client, also a mover, served as the president of the NJ movers professional association and schooled me on the pitfalls of hiring an unlicensed mover, which includes no legal recourse if something terrible happens to your property caused by the movers, among other things.

After hearing that, Andre respectfully said, “How about I don’t do this move.” I replied, “That is fine. I have secured quotes from two fully-licensed and insured movers.” It gets worse – Andre then says, “I have to be honest I don’t really want to be in the moving business anymore, it’s hard work and I am getting tired of it and that is why I haven’t gotten a license.” As a professional small business adviser I gave him this advice, “Andre, life is too short, only do what you love.”

Partnering to Run a Legitimate and Professional Business

 

What can YOU learn from Andre the mover? For one, if Andre was unable to get bonded, partnering with another mover with a license and bonding was a viable option for him, especially one looking to expand to Andre’s market. He should also take notes when he goes out on estimates to avoid losing profits on forgotten quotes. Besides those things he should stop moving people if he doesn’t like it anymore because a lack of enthusiasm for what you do is a roadblock to success.

Five Ways Anyone Can Lead a Professional & Successful Business 

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics data, in general, about 20% of small businesses fail in their first year, and 50% of small businesses fail in their fifth year. Some black-owned business owners fail because they get in their own way, while many others flourish under strong, informed leaders. It’s a big world out there and there are people, including other successful entrepreneurs (black or otherwise), who can help you get where you want to go. Here are five ways to lead a professional business with a bright, successful future through partnering:

  1. Legalize Your Business: Running a legitimate business is a competitive advantage. A business of any kind should adhere to local laws and regulations. Conduct due diligence on what is required for you to be in business legitimately. Seek the help of a business attorney and speak with insurers for your industry.
  2. Find an Established Partner: If you are unable to obtain proper licensing, insurances, etc., seek out a strategic partner or consider merging with another established business with the setup you need.
  3. Network: Join industry professional associations and/or attend networking events offered by chambers of commerce and business associations for referrals and to meet potential partners across other industries.
  4. Identify Mentors: I am fortunate to have had many mentors in my life and draw upon their wisdom in some way or another every day. Tapping into someone who has “been in your shoes” is a smart move. If you don’t know anyone, free resources such as America’s Small Business Development Centers and SCORE are available in most U.S. states for established and startup business, both of which are funded through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  5. Educate Yourself:  Enrich your mind by listening to FREE business podcasts in your car or audiobooks from your local library. If you have a smartphone (and I hope you do) these invaluable resources are at your fingertips 24 hours a day. Consider topics you are interested in that can help grow your business.

If you choose go it alone it will be a detriment to your business and reputation in the long run. The easiest thing you can do in any line of business is to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you need to move your business forward—you just might get it.

 

 

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Aubrey Plaza plays a foul-mouthed Medieval nun in her new film “The Little Hours,” so it’s only natural that the actress recently spent some time with the unconventional Weed Nuns.

Plaza spent close to an hour smoking pot with Sister Kate and Sister Evie, and the whole thing was captured by WatchCut in video uploaded on Wednesday. 

The self-described Weed Nuns belong to California’s Sisters of the Valley, whose mission is to empower women and heal with cannabis products.  

Plaza asked the nuns several questions about what they do, including why they decided to become nuns and what vows they’ve taken. The nuns also gave Plaza some weed from their own stash and showed the actress how to properly cut a cannabis bud. 

In the end, Sister Kate gave her review of Plaza’s new movie “The Little Hours.”

“I was really offset to hate that movie and I ended up really liking it,” she said. When Plaza asked why she felt that way, the nun responded that the trailer she saw was filled with “trashy” moments. But once she saw the full film she found it to be “a delightful story.” 

″[The movie is] raunchy, but the Catholic League said ‘raunchiest’,” Sister Kate continued. “No, it’s not the raunchiest. You haven’t watched any nun porn movies.”

“You’ve seen nun porn movies?,” someone asks from behind the camera. 

“Yes, I can’t believe I said that,” Sister Kate responds, while laughing. 

Watch Plaza and the Weed Nuns get high in the video above. 

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Why it Seems Like Some Car Dealers Get Away With Whatever They Want

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Some of Bill Cosby’s TV Family from The Cosby Show Will Support Him in Court During Sexual Assault Trial

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam will appear at court in Norristown, Pennsylvania, Monday with her former TV dad Bill Cosby when he goes on trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, Cosby’s spokesman tells PEOPLE.

Pulliam, 38, played Cosby’s daughter Rudy on The Cosby Show.

And she’s not the only person who will be appearing at court.

Actress Phylicia Rashad, 68, who played his wife on The Cosby Show, will make an appearance at some point during the trial as well, Wyatt says.

Representatives for Pulliam, Rashad and Taylor could not immediately be reached for comment about their attendance at the trial.

Johnny Taylor, president of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will also appear at the courthouse with Cosby and Pulliam, says Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman.

“Johnny feels Mr. Cosby has done so much for historically black colleges over his career and it’s important for him to show that support and say ‘Thank you’  because he has not been found guilty of anything,” Wyatt tells PEOPLE. “They’re coming in to hear the truth. Keshia feels the same way. She’s not here to proclaim guilt or innocence. She’s here to finally hear the truth for herself in the courtroom. She wants people to stop listening to the sensationalism and come hear the truth.”

Pulliam and Rashad have made public comments supporting the veteran comedian.

“I can only speak to the great man that I know and love, who has been so generous, who has been such a philanthropist, giving back millions of dollars to education and schools,” Pulliam told Access Hollywood Live in January 2015.

Cosby, 79, goes on trial Monday for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in January 2004. He has pleaded not guilty and denies similar allegations from more than 60 women. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

The Cosby Show aired from 1984 to 1992 on NBC and was one of the biggest TV hits of the 1980s.

 


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Guy Allegedly Poses As Nickelback Member To Get Some Sick Drum Equipment

Look at this photograph.

It is not a photograph of Daniel Adair, drummer for chronically underrated band Nickelback. It is a photo of Lee Howard Koenig, a 45-year-old man from Port St. Lucie, Florida, who is accused of impersonating Adair in an attempt to fraudulently obtain thousands of dollars worth of drumming equipment.

Koenig allegedly used a fake email address — danieladair1975@gmail.com — to contact a company from in Vienna, Austria. Claiming to be Adair, he ordered $ 25,000 worth of equipment to be sent to his residence in Florida, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Huffington Post.

He identified himself as Daniel Adair with Nickelback and said that he was looking for some microphones and tried to place an order via an email,” Port St. Lucie Detective Detective Paul Griffith told TC Palm.

One of the company’s reps rightly found the order suspicious and contacted Adair, who confirmed he did not place it. The email address used was not his, and he does live in Florida. Investigators say they were able to determine that the IP address used to send the email came from Koenig.

Koenig is also a drummer. On a public Facebook page identified as his by the Port St. Lucie police, he describes his personal interests as, “PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT TRYING TO GET A PIECE OF ME, HOT FUDGE, FISHING, AND ROCKING THE SHIT ON MY DRUMS.”

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This Hotel Is About to Get Some Seriously Stylish Uniforms

And the cool part is, you can help choose them.

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Ugh, More Winter … Here Are Some Delicious Groundhog Recipes!

Well, on Thursday, Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog popped out of his hole, saw his shadow, and sobbed like a baby while fleeing into his namby-pamby hideaway. So, we’ve got six more weeks of winter.

Well, since we have a lot of time to sit indoors — because of, you know, all the winter — let’s talk cooking. Specifically, let’s talk cooking groundhog! 

Here are some of my favorite recipes featuring this yellow-bellied mammal!

Groundhog Stew

1. Rip one cowardly groundhog from his warm and cozy hole.

2. Skin, add to slow cooker filled with vegetables of your choosing.

3. Serves the rage-filled hunger of 1.

 

Groundhog Enchiladas

1. Wrench one shaking, trembling groundhog from its snow-free lair.

2. Skin and shred into pieces.

3. Wrap in warm tortillas, top with cheese, serve with beans and rice.

4. Shred furiously into pieces a second time.

 

Groundhog Burgers

1. Snatch that furry decision-making beast from its god-forsaken mucky squalor.

2. Skin and grind up until blood lust is satiated.

3. Watch creepily as grounded groundhog sizzles on grill.

3. For a healthier option, use wheat buns!

 

Groundhog Shish Kebabs

1. Thrust a sharpened pike into the cavernous hole of that spineless, lily-livered rodent.

2. Serve atop rice. 

3. Oh, cook to taste.

 

Groundhog cake

1. Seize that shadow-seeing rat in your clenched fists and then wring its little neck!

2. Serve with cake.

Note: No groundhogs were harmed during the making of this post. But we’re shaking our fists and glaring like there’s truly no tomorrow.

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19 Times Flower Girls Brought Some Major Style To The Bridal Party

Sure, the bride and groom may be the stars of the show, but these fashion-forward flower girls gave the newlyweds a run for their money. 

Below, 19 photos of adorable little ones with a major sense of style. 

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Barack Obama Admits He Wrote Some Embarassing Love Letters In College

When FLOTUS Michelle Obama said President Barack Obama has always been “swagalicious,” we were more than willing to believe her.  Look at the guy!

But in a new interview with former senior adviser David Axelrod, the president himself admits he wasn’t always so cool ― and definitely not smooth with the ladies.

Obama tells Axelrod that he was a partier during his time at Occidental College in California, studying social policy and advocating for the anti-apartheid movement through the “haze of a hangover.”

When he moved to New York to attend Columbia University, young Obama left his partying ways behind, becoming “wildly pretentious” and “humorless” in the process. 

“Physically I remove myself from my old life, I go to New York. And it’s true, I live[d] like a monk for three or four years, took myself way too seriously,” Obama says in the podcast, which was released Monday.

Unsurprisingly, monkdom didn’t bode well for Barry O’s social life. 

“I’m humorless, and you know, have one plate and one towel and ― and fasting on Sundays,” Obama recalls. “Friends start noticing that I’m begging off going out at night because I have to, you know, read Sartre or something.”

Obama said that reading through his old journals reminded him just how badly he stumbled with women. 

“Letters that I’ve written to girls [I’m] courting or something, they’re impenetrable,” Obama admits. “I mean, I don’t understand what I’m saying.”

“The [pickup lines] didn’t work, I think, because people were all like, ‘Wow, this guy is just too intense,’” he adds, “I should’ve tried like, you know, ‘Wanna go to a movie?’”

Luckily, POTUS realized a movie date was the way to go before meeting Michelle Obama (née Robinson) in 1989. 

For their first date ― fictionalized in the movie “Southside With You” ― Barack took Michelle to the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by a walk down Michigan Avenue and a showing of Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.” The future first couple rounded things off with ice cream at Baskin-Robbins.

“He showed all the sides ― he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive,” Michelle said of the date in a 2012 video. 

Now that’s the “swagalicious” Obama we know today. 

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Pornhub’s New Christmas Ad Sure Arouses Some Strong Feelings

Finally, a Christmas ad that could inspire a lump in the throat and a bump in the trousers.

At least, that’s the goal behind a new Christmas ad for adult website Pornhub.

The ad is set to a slightly revised version of “Silent Night, Lonely Night” with lyrics emphasizing the lonely aspect.

The ad’s characters are all people who are all by themselves on Christmas Eve, including a security guard, a cleaning woman, a student, an elderly man, and a woman who misses her train.

At the moment when all seems lost, the sound of jingle bells is heard and, suddenly, there is hope, or at least a momentary cure to any lingering, uh, loneliness.

The ad is meant to tug the heart while inspiring people to tug other bodyparts, but it may not pack the emotional punch of last year’s Christmas ad.

That ad showed a grumpy old man whose holiday spirit came alive when his grandson gave him a porn subscription.

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Chris Pratt Said Filming This Movie ‘Ripped Open Some Wounds’ About His Father’s Death

Most people go to superhero movies to escape reality, but for Chris Pratt, working on “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” actually helped him deal with the loss of his father. 

Dan Pratt, the actor’s late father, died in 2014, while Pratt was filming “Jurassic World,” after years of living with multiple sclerosis. But Pratt wasn’t truly able to process his passing until he started shooting the sequel to the hugely popular Marvel space epic. 

“The truth is I ripped open some wounds that had been healing for some time. And I didn’t want to. But I knew it was right for the moment,” he said in a new interview with British GQ. “There are wounds that are never going to be totally healed. It would probably make for a better story if it was some emotional thing that I hadn’t dealt with … When we face the death of a parent, you sometimes feel regret that you didn’t fully embrace what you had.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.” follows Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord (Pratt), and his merry band of intergalactic misfits as they traverse the solar system in search of Ego, Quill’s father. Back in July, director James Gunn confirmed that Kurt Russell will play Ego, after months of secrecy surrounding the casting. 

The “Passengers” star paid tribute to his father on Twitter last year with a heartbreaking post and throwback photo of a young Pratt and his family.

“Your to do list: 1) have kids 2) play outside 3) teach them to fish 4) take pictures Thanks Dad. Miss you man,” he captioned the pic. 

Pratt has certainly passed on these lessons to his own son, 4-year-old Jack, who frequently makes appearances on Pratt’s and mom Anna Faris’ social media accounts. Just last week the actor shared a video of Jack out in the wild with a sweet caption about his son’s journey from being a premature baby to healthy toddler. 

To hear more from Pratt, head over to British GQ

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Here’s Some Surprisingly Positive News About Marriage In The U.S.

Here’s some heartening news about marriage: The U.S. divorce rate fell for the third consecutive year in 2015, dropping to the lowest it’s been in 40 years, according to a report based on Census data released Thursday.

The divorce rate ― represented as the number of divorces per 1,000 married women aged 15 and older ― was 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women in 2015, a slight dip from the divorce rate of 17.6 in 2014. The rate is down 25 percent from 1980, according to the report, which was released by Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Marriage and Family Research.

“We may have reached the low point in the decline in marriage,” Susan L. Brown, a co-director at the center, told The Huffington Post. “Over the past few years, there has not been a further retreat from marriage among the US population.” 

What’s more, marriage rates remain stable, with 32.3 marriages for every 1,000 unmarried women, up from 31.9 in 2014. 

Though divorce rates have fallen among young people (35 and under), they’ve increased for middle-aged and older people, Brown said. 

“Many of these Baby Boomers experienced the divorce revolution of the 1970s as young adults and then got remarried,” she told HuffPost. “The gray divorce rate for those in a remarriage is 2.5 times higher than for those in a first marriage.”

Meanwhile, younger generations are marrying later in life and being more selective in the process of finding a partner, she said. 

“Young adults who get married tend to do so at later ages and they enjoy greater economic resources and they’re more likely to be college educated than their counterparts a generation ago,” she said. “Both of these factors are protective against divorce.” 

Of course, the divorce rate varies by state: Washington, D.C. has the highest divorce rate, with nearly 30 marriages per 1,000 ending in divorce, followed by Wyoming (27.9), Nevada (25.7) and Arkansas (25.3)

Hawaii has the lowest divorce rate, with only 11 marriages per 1,000 ending in divorce, followed by Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Delaware, which were all under 13.

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First Aid Practice For Factory Dispensaries: With Some Health Hints For Industrial Workers…

First Aid Practice For Factory Dispensaries: With Some Health Hints For Industrial Workers…


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Camille Paglia Has Some Harsh Words for Taylor Swift and Her ‘Squad’

Really harsh.

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Why Some People Can’t Hold Their Liquor

A new study says obnoxious drunks may have bad genes.

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Meet the Barber Who Works With Some of the NBA’s Biggest Stars

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Girl And Guy Prank Complete Strangers With Some Extreme PDA

Definitely putting the P in PDA.

Farah Brook, the comedian who went around Grand Central Station trying to kiss total strangers, is back with a new video, this time showcasing some very public displays of affection to a lot of unsuspecting New Yorkers.

In honor of International Kissing Day, Brook and a guy friend innocently asked total strangers to take a picture of them. The couple then proceeded to get extremely affectionate while the stranger looked on, unsure of what to do next.

Eventually, some strangers just simply walk away, awkwardly (and hilariously) laying the camera down on the ground, while Brook and the guy continue to go at it.

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Some Little Kid Decimated DeMarcus Cousins 8-2 In A Game Of One-On-One

Some kid named Isaiah had a pretty good time at basketball camp this summer. Whoever he is, he just demolished the second-best center in the NBA in a game of one-on-one. And he did it despite a noticeable size disadvantage.

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DeMarcus Cousins apparently ended up playing the kid recently at a basketball camp in Sacramento, California. Unfortunately, fearing embarrassment, Cousins resorted to the classic “I’m just going to jokingly goal-tend and laugh a bunch so I don’t have to face potential embarrassment” tactic. Well, guess what, DeMarcus?

YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE.

See this?

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THAT’S A POINT FOR ISAIAH.

And this?

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POINT ISAIAH.

Oh, and this one?

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YEAH, THAT’S ANOTHER POINT.

We could go on, but we won’t. By our count, Isaiah won 8-2. It wasn’t close. Someone sign this kid to a contract now. (Just kidding. Please don’t do that.)

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Selena Gomez Is Frustrated By ‘Lies,’ About To Drop Some Truth Bombs

Did Selena Gomez watch a Sofia Coppola movie, or something, before she posted this very dramatic and somewhat cryptic message to Instagram on Thursday? That’s definitely the vibe we’re getting from the photo of some flowers near a magazine clipping that reads, “I want to claim my own name.”

But the 22-year-old pop star also captioned the photo with a lengthy message that addressed the rumors surrounding her.

“Sometimes I get frustrated when I hear lies about who I am. The Internet is meant to keep you “updated” but it just takes old news and freezes it like it’s now. You have watched me in pain and I’ve owned up to it through my music and actions. I grew up with you. I am beyond excited to show you the next chapter, the TRUTH. I’ve been keeping so many secrets… I’m reborn in every moment so who knows what I’ll become.. As long as I’m happy with me. #strongisbeautiful #healthyperspectiveonthemfools “

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It wouldn’t be too surprising if the “lies” Gomez was referring to were reports that her alleged drinking problem had flared up again after spending time in rehab last year — a claim that her rep has already denied.

Still, the pop star just admitted she’s “keeping so many secrets” — and we’re ready for those truth bombs anytime she’s ready to drop them.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated that Gomez is 25 years old. She is 22.

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Vitamin D Supplements Might Help Some Lose Weight

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Statins Carry Some Risk for Seniors, Study Suggests

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A Guy Secretly Recorded An Argument With His Parents In 1985; Some Genius Has Now Animated It

For 16 years, from the age of 12 to 28, Mike Cohen secretly recorded his interactions with his parents. Years later, Cohen’s friend, Rodd Perry, decided to take one of these vintage recordings and animate it.

The result is pure gold.

In the video above, which has racked up more than 230,000 views this week, watch the drama unfold when Cohen’s parents walk into his room and give him an earful. The audio in the clip is said to have been recorded in 1985, during one of Cohen’s visits home during college.

In a post on Reddit this week, Perry explained that the video was his “first attempt” at animation. He said he used both Photoshop and Final Cut to create the viral clip.

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Listen Up, Everybody, Ramsey The Husky Puppy Has Some Important Things To Say

Is that a puppy you’re holding, or an adorable — if slightly hairy — child?

Before you weigh in, know this: The fuzzball in Kayla Cagnola’s arms is named “Ramsey,” and he’s already well on his way to speaking like a human. Apparently he burps like a human, too, though unfortunately there’s no video evidence of this unique trait.

In an email to The Huffington Post, Cagnola said Ramsey was about eight weeks old in the video, and had just received a scolding for eating her roommate’s dog’s food.

“When we told him to stop eating it that’s when he started ‘talking,'” Cagnola explained. “I guess he was trying to tell us that he was mad at us for not letting him eat the other dog’s food!”

This story has been updated with comments from Kayla Cagnola.

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Listen Up, Everybody, Ramsey The Husky Puppy Has Some Important Things To Say

Is that a puppy you’re holding, or an adorable — if slightly hairy — child?

Before you weigh in, know this: The fuzzball in Kayla Cagnola’s arms is named “Ramsey,” and he’s already well on his way to speaking like a human. Apparently he burps like a human, too, though unfortunately there’s no video evidence of this unique trait.

In an email to The Huffington Post, Cagnola said Ramsey was about eight weeks old in the video, and had just received a scolding for eating her roommate’s dog’s food.

“When we told him to stop eating it that’s when he started ‘talking,'” Cagnola explained. “I guess he was trying to tell us that he was mad at us for not letting him eat the other dog’s food!”

This story has been updated with comments from Kayla Cagnola.

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Milk Lurks in Some Dark Chocolate, Posing Allergy Risk: FDA

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Some Tiny Preemies Show Poorer Mental Health in Adulthood

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Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

Start slowly and allow for time to rest and recover, trainers recommend
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So That Happened: Obama’s Cuba Plan Turned Some Folks Into Wind-Up-Toys Of Outrage

So, that happened: This week, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would make an effort to normalize relations with Cuba, ending a decades-long policy of distance that had been surprisingly effective in doing nothing in particular. We’ll talk about the new plan, and the people who are hopping mad about it.

Listen to this week’s “So That Happened” below:

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Some highlights from this week:

“Those two, when they got the news, I don’t know. It was like they became weird wind-up-toys of outrage.” — Jason Linkins

Meanwhile, a Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy has been canceled, because North Korea apparently now dictates what movies we watch in our spare time? How did something so simple get so out of hand?

“Films that relate to things in North Korea will not be made now and that is just outrageous. Something has got to give.” — Arthur Delaney

And finally, we’re taking a look back at 2014 — a great year for garbage monsters. What are our least-favorite things about the past year? Well, this is going to take a while.

“2014 has been f*cking terrible and at least in the world of public affairs, there have been almost no redeeming aspects to this terrible year.” — Zach Carter

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We’re very happy to let you know that “So, That Happened” is now available on iTunes. We’ve been working to create an eclectic and informative panel show that’s constantly evolving and as in touch with the top stories of the week as it is with important stories that go underreported. We’ll be here on a weekly basis, bringing you the goods.

Never miss an episode by subscribing to “So, That Happened” on iTunes, and if you like what you hear, please leave a review. We’d also encourage you to check out other HuffPost Podcasts: HuffPost Comedy’s “Too Long; Didn’t Listen,” HuffPost Weird News Podcast, HuffPost Politics’ “Drinking and Talking,” HuffPost Live’s “Fine Print,” and HuffPost Entertainment’s Podcast.

This podcast was edited by Ibrahim Balkhy and sound engineered by Brad Shannon, with assistance from Christine Conetta, Chris Gentilviso and Adriana Usero.

Have a story you’d like to hear discussed on the “So That Happened” podcast? Email us at your convenience!
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Amazon, Warner Bros. Fight Results In Delays Of Pre-Orders For Some Movies

Everything is NOT awesome between Amazon and Warner Bros. The online retailer has pulled all pre-orders for next week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases of “The Lego Movie.”

The New York Times reports that Amazon and Warner are locked in a contract battle that’s also seen pre-order delays for other upcoming Warner films, including “300: Rise of an Empire,” “Winter’s Tale” and “Transcendence.”

An Amazon spokesperson reached by the Times would not comment on the business dispute, and Warner Bros. spokesman Jim Noonan told Reuters that his company’s “policy is to not comment on contract points or any proprietary issues involving our partners.”

Fans of Warner Bros. movies aren’t the only ones affected by the dispute.

VizMedia, which produces Japanese animated DVDs such as the “Bleach” and “Naruto” series that are distributed by Warner Bros., has noticed customers posting complaints on Facebook about their inability to pre-order upcoming titles from Amazon.

“Our products are distributed by Warner Brothers, and currently they’re in contract negotiations with Amazon. Pre-orders are disabled while that goes on, but we’re hoping it will be resolved soon,” VizMedia stated on May 29.

Other movie fans have taken to Amazon’s forums to vent.

“I guess I can thank Amazon for steering me back towards brick and mortar stores,” a user named John A. wrote while complaining about the inability to pre-order “The Lego Movie.”

Amazon is also currently fighting with the Hachette publishing company, pulling pre-orders for some books and delaying shipments for others. At one point, Amazon suggested that customers who want those titles shop elsewhere.

Although that dispute remains unresolved, Amazon began restocking some Hachette titles last week.

“Lego Movie,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Winter’s Tale” were released online ahead of the DVD and Blu-Ray, and as of this writing, the streaming versions remain available via Amazon Instant Video.
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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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Scarlett Johansson And Fiance Romain Dauriac Share Some Sweet PDA

Scarlett Johansson is in love, y’all.

The actress was honored at the 39th annual Cesar Awards on Friday evening, Feb. 28, in Paris and her fiance Romain Dauriac was there to support her. Johansson held Dauriac’s hand as she looked at him affectionately while sitting in the Chatelet Theater. The pair announced their engagement in September 2013 after dating for almost a year.

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The 29-year-old “Her” star wore fitted black trousers and a navy blazer as she accepted the honorary Cesar award, which was presented to her by Quentin Tarantino.

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She became the youngest recipient of the award, which has been given to A-list stars, including Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep.
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