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Kylie Jenner Stars as a Goddess in Boyfriend Travis Scott’s ‘Stop Trying to Be God’ Music Video

Just three days after the release of Astroworld, Travis Scott dropped the visual for “Stop Trying to Be God,” and it features a star-studded cast.

In the video directed by Dave Meyers, Scott’s girlfriend Kylie Jenner makes a cameo covered in gold paint.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 20, is then seen again at the end of the video holding a lamb, who mouths “stop trying to be God.”

Musician James Blake, 29, also makes an appearance.

The video is packed with biblical references from Scott, 26, walking among sheep, to baptizing fans that seemingly turn into mini versions of himself, to acting as God in heaven all while the world goes up in flames.

Although not pictured, Kid Cudi, 34, can be heard humming as Stevie Wonder, 68, plays the harmonica.

Hours after dropping the music video, Scott shared a sweet photo of the couple’s 6-month-old daughter Stormi Webster wearing an Astroworld onesie.

“Come home my baby ready to rock and roll. !!!!” Scott captioned the shot, which doesn’t show Stormi’s entire face.

Stormi isn’t the only one showing support for the rapper.

In addition to being Scott’s muse in the music video, Jenner wore an Astroworld t-shirt on the night of its release at Lollapalooza.

“You didn’t have to go this hard baby,” Jenner captioned the post of herself posing in the t-shirt paired with black pants.

“Astroworld just dropped and it’s the craziest ride of my life,” Jenner added.

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On the album, Scott references both Jenner and Stormi.

“Passes to my daughter, I’ma show her what it took/Baby mama cover Forbes/got these other bitches shook,” Scott raps on “Sicko Mode.”

“We just rocked Coachella, I gave her of half of the check/It was good sex, I didn’t mention to the net/Didn’t pass the loud, that was out of respect,” Scott said on “Skeletons,” recounting the early stages of he and Jenner’s romance.

The couple have been dating since April 2017, when they connected at Coachella. They welcomed daughter Stormi on Feb. 1.

Last week, Jenner joined the rapper at Lollapalooza in Chicago to celebrate his album launch. The couple was seen cuddling while an exclusive group of friends and fans listened to the album.

In videos circulating on social media, Jenner can be seen giving Scott a hug as they swayed to the music. Later in the night, the two were also spotted sharing a sweet kiss.


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With Galaxy S9 sales slumping, Samsung needs to find new ways to bring more consumers on board. To that end, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is sure to find an audience, but the company might be shooting itself in the foot with an archaic practice that isn’t going to make anyone want to buy a Galaxy phone. As reported by XDA-Developers earlier this week, Samsung is still bombarding Galaxy users with advertisements delivered via push notifications.

This isn’t the first time we’ve written about this — in fact, here’s a post from nearly three years ago covering the same topic. The fact that we’re still writing about this in 2018 is astounding, but the Samsung Push Service is alive and well, as XDA-Developers’ Max Weinbach discovered this week while using his Galaxy S9.

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Get Well Wednesday: What You Need To Know About Hair Loss And How To Stop It

Jada Pinkett Smith recently revealed she was having trouble with unexpected hair loss, the cause of which has not been determined. Many Black women are challenged by thinning and bare edges and sometimes balding and permanent hair loss. Leading dermatologist Dr. Karen Heidleberg-Barnwell says there are some measures you can take to combat hair loss.

 WHAT ARE THE MAIN TYPES OF HAIR LOSS?

There are 2 main types of hair loss; scarring (cicatricial) and non-scarring  (non cicatricial). Scarring hair loss causes damage to the follicular epithelium, causing permanent hair loss.  Non-scarring hair loss is not permanent. There are also abnormalities that can occur with the hair shaft which can be congenital or acquired. These abnormalities can cause hair breakage.

 WHAT ARE SOME OF THE COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS?

 Male-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in men, and female-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in women. There is an epidemic of avoidable hair loss that we are seeing in young African\-American women based primarily on styling practices.

DOES YOUR HEALTH AND/OR DIET AFFECT HAIR LOSS?

Yes, your physical health and diet can affect hair loss. Calorie and protein malnutrition is associated with hair loss. In addition, hair loss is often associated with chronic diseases, post-surgery, and with medications.

IS ALOPECIA HEREDITY?

Yes, there are studies that demonstrate that the predisposition to male balding is predominantly due to genetic factors. Women with androgenic alopecia often have a family history of pattern alopecia in both male and female family members.

DOES STRESS AFFECT HAIR LOSS?

Yes, stress can affect the hair. Telogen effluvium has been associated with severe prolonged psychological stress. Although Alopecia Areata (AA) is an immune mediated form of hair loss, a link between stress and the development of AA has been described.

CAN CERTAIN MEDICATIONS CAUSE HAIR LOSS?

Yes, medications can cause hair loss.  There are numerous medications where hair loss is a side effect.

 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAIR LOSS AND YOUR HAIR SHEDDING?

We have normal  hair shedding where we  lose about 100-200 hairs per day. The amount of hair we shed each day varies between individuals and there are seasonal variations.  This hair shedding does not lead to thinning.

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD WE BE GOING TO CONCERNING HAIR LOSS?

The specialty of dermatology addresses all medical issues concerning the skin, hair and nails. Therefore, you should seek an evaluation from a dermatologist.

WHAT IS TRACTION ALOPECIA?

Traction alopecia is hair loss caused by too much tension being placed on the hair with styling. It is most often seen around the hairline.  Some of the common hairstyles which cause this type of hair loss include  braids, pony tails, and hair weaves.

HOW CAN HAIR LOSS BE PREVENTED?

The most important  way to avoid hair loss is to understand the causes. Understand the preventable causes of hair loss and avoid those practices.  We know that chronic tension on hair can cause permanent hair loss, so it is best to avoid those styles.  It is also important to seek treatment as early as possible if you are losing hair. The sooner the problem is identified and treated, the better the response you will have .

IS THERE A CERTAIN TYPE OF SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER I SHOULD USE TO HELP STRENGTHEN AND GROW MY HAIR?

 It is important to determine the cause of your hair loss and address that issue specifically. A good shampoo and conditioner may not solve your problem. In general, I recommend a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner in addition to any medications needed.

DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY SPECIFIC VITAMINS OR SUPPLEMENTS?

My recommendations for supplements depend on the needs of the individual patient.  In general, topical minoxidil is helpful for hair loss and I often incorporate that into my treatment. 

WHAT WOULD YOU NEED TO SEE ON MY SCALP THAT WOULD PROMPT A SCALP BIOPSY?

A  scalp biopsy is often used in the evaluation of a patient with hair loss.  If you have hair loss, don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends a biopsy, which is very helpful in the overall evaluation.

DO I NEED TO TAKE A BLOOD TEST TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE?

There are some types of hair loss where blood work is necessary, but it is not always required.

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Can anything be done about thinning hair from dialysis? Been on it 4 years and hair has thinned.

Hair loss associated with dialysis is a common problem and can be treated. I would suggest that you see a board-certified dermatologist in your area.

 My hair has not come back from chemo 7 years ago. Any hope that I can regrow hair?

In general, hair loss associated with chemotherapy is usually non – scarring and doesn’t cause permanent hair loss. However, more recently there has been permanent hair loss associated with some chemotherapeutic medications. I would suggest that you see a board certified dermatologist for an evaluation and discuss your previous treatments.

What can be done for women with alopecia? My daughter in law is looking for option.

There are many treatment options for hair loss.  Your daughter in law needs to be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to identify the cause of her hair loss and based on that, she can receive appropriate treatment.

Is wearing natural hair healthier or better for us, even if we are just braiding it and wearing wigs, weave, etc.?

Wearing tension-causing hair styles, which include braids and hair weaves, can cause permanent hair loss.

How does hair dye effect hair, especially bleaching?

Permanent hair dye penetrates the hair shaft.  As a result, sometimes the hair becomes dry, brittle and breaks more easily.

I have shallow roots. When my hair comes out it, comes out at the roots. Is there anything I can do to stimulate root growth?

It is normal to have hair shedding.  We may lose 100-200 hairs per day, but this varies between individuals.Your hair loss  should  be evaluated by a board certified dermatologist to determine if your hair loss is normal or requires treatment.

How do I find a good dermatologist in South Florida? I have been to dermatologist that were not that good. My son has growth on the tip of his finger under the finger nail. The dermatologist froze it, then burned it but it has come back.

I recommend contacting the American Academy of Dermatology.  It is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the U.S. You can find a listing of dermatologists in your area.

 Does being diabetic cause hair loss?

Hair loss is sometimes seen with chronic diseases. You should have your hair loss evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to receive appropriate treatment.

My wife loses hair whenever she combs it. She told me that it’s normal. What do you think is happening here?

Your wife is probably correct.  It is normal to lose hair daily with hair combing.  Some people can lose 100-200 hairs daily!  However, if there is a concern, she should be evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to see if her hair loss is normal.

I have a 2-year old granddaughter and her hair has patches. What can we do now to restore her hair?

There are many causes of patchy  hair loss in children. I suggest you take her to a board-certified dermatologist for evaluation.  Most causes of hair loss in children can be treated.

 I have had universal alopecia for over ten years. I’m still hoping for a cure.

Alopecia universalis is a difficult type of hair loss to treat. The good news is that there are new medications that are being tested. Keep in contact with your dermatologist regarding JAK inhibitors.

I am 31 years old. Within the last 2 years, my hair has thinned out a lot & will not grow anymore. My hairdresser has even commented on the thickness and my length. Is there anything I can do to increase the thickness and get my hair to start growing again? I don’t wear braids or hair extensions.

Sometimes we can damage our hair with heat and styling practices. These practices can make our hair break and become shorter and thinner and it seems that the hair isn’t growing.  Of course, there are other things that can make your hair thinner.

I would suggest that you see a board-certified dermatologist to evaluate your hair.  The dermatologist can help to identify the cause of the hair loss and make appropriate recommendations.  It doesn’t sound like permanent hair loss which is great!

 Dr. Karen, how do I find a qualified Black dermatologist in my area?

The National Medical Association (NMA) is the leading organization of African0-American physicians. The NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African-American physicians and their patients in the United States.

Is a visit for hair lost diagnosis and treatment covered by insurance or is it considered cosmetic and you have to pay out of pocket? And if that is the case, about how much would this cost run you?

The coverage for a  hair loss evaluation by a dermatologist depends on your insurance.  Check with your policy and they can estimate your out of pocket expenses.

I’m a 70 years. young woman  with thinning around my hairline. I prefer wearing my hair away from my face. I have thick head of hair, thank God, however does thinning hairline come with age?

Thank God for thick hair! What a blessing!  Make sure that your hair styles are not putting tension on your hairline because this styling practice can cause thinning.

I’m 48 and have what I think is the typical male-pattern baldness…I call a sunroof….is there any treatment for someone my age?

As I mentioned in my interview, male-pattern hair loss is the most common form of hair loss in men. You should be evaluated for your hair loss. Depending on the extent of your hair loss, you may respond to therapy.  Therapy my include topical medications, oral medications, injections, laser, or a combination of these treatments. If all else fails, there is always hair transplants!

What can I use for eczema and flakes on my 9-year-old daughter’s scalp? Is there any oil that is safe to use on the scalp for adults or children?

The treatment of a flaky scalp often requires medical treatment if it doesn’t respond to over the counter remedies such as tar shampoos.

 

Dr. Karen Heidleberg-Barnwell, best known as  “Dr. Karen” is a board-certified dermatologist, with a successful practice in Detroit, Michigan.  She received her medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine and completed her internship in internal medicine at George Washington University Hospital. She did her dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic. At Heidelberg Dermatology, Dr. Karen is the managing partner and chief physician. 

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In 2004, Michael Moore released his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 about the run-up to the Iraq War. This September, he will premiere his latest film: Fahrenheit 11/9.

As the liberal filmmaker told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show Thursday night, that date represents the night Donald Trump was elected president. “This is about how the hell we got in this situation and how we’re going to get out of it,” he said.

After playing a clip from the film in which he tries to infiltrate Mar-a-Lago, Colbert asked him if he was “civil” to the people there. “I was as civil as any Eagle Scout Catholic altar boy could be when confronted with the devil,” Moore answered.

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Reflecting on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and More TV That Dares You to Stop Watching

“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.” It’s not actually real Latin, more of a joke phrase, but it was last seen carved inside a wardrobe in a first season episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, where it gave downtrodden hero Offred (Elisabeth Moss) inspiration to rise up against her captors. The translation? “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

It’s exactly the kind of worldly wisdom that Offred needed to hear at that moment in time, but it might as well have been delivered directly to the show’s viewers, who by that point had suffered through countless scenes of sadistic behaviour, psychological and physical torture, misogyny, abuse and ritualistic oppression.

An adaptation (and continuation) of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, The Handmaid’s Tale opened its second season with a terrifying mass hanging and then got cheerier still — we’ve since seen brutal murders, poisonings and countless scenes of men and women being dragged kicking and screaming to their doom… and those are the good bits. We’ve also discovered that the aforementioned Latin message has been sanded off the wardrobe. Or, in other words, it has been ground down. Fitting, for a show that’s keen on snuffing out hope in even its most futile forms.

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The Handmaid’s Tale is just one of a recent crop of bleak TV shows that seem like they’re daring you to stop watching with each passing episode — it’s as if they take great pleasure in creating worlds where great pleasure itself is forbidden.

Take a series like The Walking Dead — a true ‘peak bleak’ phenomenon if ever there was one. Here we have a show that continues a painful slog towards an ending that couldn’t possibly be considered happy. The Walking Dead is set in a world where the vast majority of humanity has been turned into gurning corpses, so it’s not like we’re expecting quickfire gags and silly moustaches, but when did you last truly enjoy an episode? The showrunners go to such great lengths to set a gruesome and nihilistic tone, they’ve begun actively punishing their characters for enjoying fleeting moments of levity.

Any scene like Negan’s infamous double-header Lucille murder spree isn’t just doling out suffering to its characters — it’s making viewers suffer too. Blow by blow, beat by beat, blood spurt by blood spurt, it pummels us into submission, just like it did Rick Grimes and friends.

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The Leftovers.

Even critically acclaimed shows, like HBO’s The Leftovers, have been accused of revelling in too much misfortune and misery. A widely-shared Entertainment Weekly article from 2014 by pop culture writer Melissa Maerz bemoaned the gratuitous opening scene to episode ‘Gladys,’ in which a female character is repeatedly stoned to death over an agonising 88-second sequence: “The scene made me feel like I was being punished for something, maybe for tuning in to watch such a grim show. You want to see people suffer? Well, careful what you wish for — take a look at this!”

Shows like Broadchurch and Top Of The Lake investigate child murder and rape and get progressively more glum from there on in. There was barely a single scene in AMC’s The Killing that wasn’t rain-lashed and miserable. Netflix teen suicide drama 13 Reasons Why gave you way more reasons to switch off than it did to keep watching. The latest series of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, started with the savage and bloody murder of the Italian fashion icon, played out backwards and still ended up more depressing than it started. To embark on a new TV box set these days is to expose yourself to approximately 10 hours of doom, gloom and heartbreak.

So why do we continue to tune in? Why do we return week after week for more of the same? It’s a big question, so to answer it we need to think big. Why do we watch TV? Most people would probably tell you it’s because they want to be entertained — maybe they want to enjoy some escapism from the real world.

Sure, we all like well-told stories and drama and great performances — which all of the aforementioned shows have in abundance — but TV isn’t exactly short on well-written, fun, uplifting shows right now either. In fact, the current climate of bleak TV has let light-hearted comedies like The Good Place thrive (it’s mostly set in Hell, but don’t let that put you off) while shows like Black Mirror purposely skewer the downbeat sensibilities of the peak bleak clique with a dark sense of humour (it was hard to watch ‘Crocodile’ from the latest season without thinking it was a tongue-in-cheek pastiche of soul-destroying Scandi drama).

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The Jinx.

Television in 2018 is a crowded market, and it’s getting harder for shows to be heard among the white noise — even Netflix struggle to promote ‘originals’ on their own service due to the sheer volume of programming. So, for a show to be truly seen these days — for it to deliver its message as intended — it doesn’t hurt if it does so by being extra shocking or upsetting or relentlessly ghastly. The more raw the audience response, the more that show gets talked about — if you’re feeling something, even revulsion, then the show has made its mark.

But maybe escapism from the real world is not really why we watch TV any more — and maybe some TV is closer to home than we’d like to admit. Documentary series like Making A Murderer, The Keepers and The Jinx use real crimes and real people to keep us hooked: the televisual facade between fact and fiction is getting thinner all the time. After all, we don’t have to watch The Handmaid’s Tale to see crying children torn from their parents’ arms, we just have to turn on the news.

Shows like this reflect the real world back at us but in a more palatable form. We can always stop watching if we want to… but we don’t. Perhaps it’s so we can keep reality at arm’s length. But perhaps, subconsciously, we just want to see what happens next.

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During Sunday’s episode of American Idol, the Pittsburgh native took on the fan-favorite tune for her last performance of the night. Little did she know, she was singing in front of the iconic rock band’s former lead singer, Steve Perry.

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“That was insane,” Barrett, 18, told PEOPLE after the show. “I’m actually surprised I knew who it was at first because he’s older now, but I looked over and I knew his face. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I had no idea he was coming. That was such an honor.”

She added, “He said that my version was the best version that he ever heard. That’s so crazy. My dad would always play Journey in the car and I remember watching him perform on the television. I remember him wearing a yellow t-shirt and some tight skinny jeans and just seeing him here and being able to sing his song in front of him was such an honor. Holy monkeys!”

After Barrett completed her song for the evening, she noticed Perry standing near her parents and quickly said, “Oh my gosh, I know who that is!”

Instead of the judges critiquing her performance, Katy Perry suggested that Journey star do the honors.

“She was amazing, that’s my critique,” he said.

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Ryan Seacrest escorted a star-struck Barrett to Perry and the two embraced in a sweet hug.

“It was the most amazing version I’ve ever heard,” Perry — who reunited with Journey for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2017 — told the crowd. “Swear, it was just beautiful!”

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Barrett joined fellow finalists Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Maddie Poppe for the first night of the two-part finale. The second part airs live on Monday at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST on ABC.


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Martin Amis, in an elegant dark overcoat, steps through the black doorway curtain that insulates the denizens of the Brooklyn café from the frigid evening. His face is flushed from the cold, and I must say he looks great. He is, after all, “Martin Fucking Amis,” to borrow a phrase from the professional poker player who used it to buck up Amis before Amis competed—briefly and unsuccessfully—in a Las Vegas poker tournament.

Martin Fucking Amis, as most readers know, is the author of Money, London Fields, and The Information, the caustic, hilarious, defining novels of the final decades of the last century. He’s the novelist whose finest work includes House of Meetings, a tour de force set in the Russian Gulag, Night Train, a darkly funny version of the American police procedural, and The Pregnant Widow, a bittersweet take on the sexual revolution. Besides Amis’ 16 novels and the highly praised memoir Experience, there are five collections of almost dauntingly erudite essays and reportage. The latest of these is to be the subject of our conversation.

The Rub of Time presents quite a list of topics to choose from as the book’s subtitle begins to suggest: “Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump.”

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Police Suspend Officer After 65-Year-Old Woman Dragged From Car During Traffic Stop

The police department in Alpharetta, Georgia have suspended an officer and opened an internal investigation regarding a May 4 traffic stop where a 65-year-old grandmother was pulled from her car.

“I just panicked. I felt like my heart exploded,” Rose Campbell told WSB-TV. “I didn’t expect that in America. I didn’t expect that in Atlanta. I didn’t expect that especially in Alpharetta.”

In the full dash cam video posted by the police department on YouTube, Public Safety Chief John Robison begins by promising “a decisive and appropriate outcome.”

“There are aspects of this video that do not represent who we are as an organization,” Robison says.

According to the police, Campbell was pulled over by officer Michael Swerdlove after she swerved into a second lane while turning, almost causing a collision. Swerdlove is seen approaching the vehicle and then attempts to warrant a citation for the incident. Campbell refused to sign the ticket because she believed it would be an admission of guilt–and that is when things quickly escalated.

“He told me he was giving me a citation for failure to maintain lane.  I said for what?  Everybody does that when a cop gives you a ticket, unless you’re wrong, you’re gonna ask why,” she said.

Swerdlove told her that if she refused to sign the citation she would be arrested. Campbell then attempts to ask for a supervisor, but the officer demands that she gets out of the car to attempt an arrest. Swerdlove is then shown opening Campbell’s door and begins to pull her out.

“No sir, this is abusive behavior,” Campbell can be heard saying at one point in the video. “I’m being abused, I need the supervisor now!” she continues.

As a second cop approaches the car, Campbell continues asking for the supervisor. The cop continues to tug on her, while the second officer begins to attempt to pull her out of the car.

A third officer named James Legg approaches on the passenger’s side, but then walks around to the other two officers who are still pulling on Campbell to get out the car.

As Campbell agrees to get out of the car, Legg walks around to the driver’s side and begins cursing at the woman.

“Hey, you’re not in charge! Shut the f— up and get out the car!” Legg yells at Campbell. Campbell, who is diabetic says she was terrified as they attempted to arrest her.

Legg was suspended as a result of the investigation. Campbell has hired an attorney, but has yet to decide if she wants to take legal action. What she wants is an apology, she told WSB.

“They need to be put on suspension, disciplinary action without pay.  That normally works in the brain,” Campbell said.  “I don’t like the issue of firing people.  I think everyone has a space for redemption.”

SOURCE: WSB-TV

 

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How to stop robocalls for good

Junk calls and robocalls are now completely out of control. If you’re looking for ways to stop them, we’ve got some options for you.

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For a number of years, junk calls were not a hassle for people. The National Do Not Call Registry worked well for a while. Legitimate companies were generally very complaint and the violations that did occur were rare. Those that did violate the law were subject to heavy fines.

Then suddenly, in the last couple of years, the number of junk calls started climbing. By some accounts, nearly 31 billion robocalls were placed in 2017.

Why the sudden spike in robocalls and junk calls? It’s because the technology exists that allows criminals to make unlimited calls — virtually for free — to every single number established in North America, including the U.S., Canada and many parts of the Caribbean.

From there, it’s a numbers game for the crooks. They only need a small fraction of the number of people they call to believe the pitch and send them their hard-earned money.

So what can you do? You have to fight technology with technology.

Free services and apps: Nomorobo, Youmail and Hiya

Nomorobo is a free service that boasts of having stopped nearly a quarter of a billion robocalls!

You can also put the kibosh on robocalls with Youmail and Hiya, both of which are free.

The latter uses an algorithm that determines if there is a phone number making thousands of brief phone calls. Additionally, app users can submit a community report that warns others if a certain phone number is fraudulent.

Some wireless carriers offer free robocall blocking, too

T-Mobile, in cooperation with Hiya, has made great strides in blocking robocalls.

AT&T, meanwhile, was an early mover in this space. Back in 2016, AT&T released its Call Protect app — a free mobile app that automatically vets incoming calls to make sure they’re not associated with robocall scams.

Pay services from Verizon, RoboKiller

Verizon has similar capabilities, but unfortunately charges its customers $ 2.99 a month for them.

Also on the pay front, RoboKiller uses artificial intelligence to tie up the junk phone callers trying to rip you off.

This service, which costs $ 2.99 a month, analyzes the first few seconds of your incoming calls to make sure noise patterns indicative of humans (not machines) are detected. Their system also uses whitelist and blacklist filtering, much like your e-mail at work, so you can whitelist a number like your child’s school that may send out robocalls with closing-related info.

There is a low-tech solution

Ultimately, the best solution may be the low-tech one. If you don’t recognize the number, don’t answer — period!

If it is somebody whose call you should have taken, you’ll usually get a voicemail within seconds. Then, you can listen and call them back.

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What Happens to Your Style When You Stop Wearing Jeans

I wasn’t always obsessed with denim. There was a time (not long ago) when I could go days without wearing a pair of jeans. But in the past few years, my denim obsession has grown substantially, which I think is a result of discovering so many cool denim brands and styles. It all started when I began trading in my typical skinny pair for new styles like cropped flares and straight-leg jeans. And as my denim obsession grew, my denim collection grew. However, through this process, I found that other areas of my wardrobe were getting neglected (i.e., actual pants) thanks to my habit of reaching for a pair of jeans every day. Which is why I decided to embark on a self-imposed “denim detox” for a week. (And I must admit, it was harder than I’d imagined.)

I have much less trouble taking a break from jeans when the weather is warm (thanks to my pile of denim shorts), but the week of my denim hiatus happened to coincide with a strong cold front. My reaction? Ugh. It seems silly, but I was actually dreading this hiatus. Of course, I take days off from wearing jeans and try to mix things up as much as possible, but for multiple days in a row? I didn’t know if I was going to make it. But I did—without a single cheat day—and my hypothesis was admittedly contradictory.

On one hand, many of the alternate pant styles I wore were much more comfortable than the 100% cotton jeans I typically favor. On the other hand, I came to the conclusion that I should wear jeans if I want to. My reoccurring thought as the week went on was, This would look so much better with jeans. I’ll admit that I think my style temporarily suffered by the end of the week, especially at its lowest point when I resorted to wearing leggings for two days in a row.

Contradictory hypothesis aside, the weeklong denim detox I endured had a positive long-term effect on my style. I realized that I’m clearly in need of more options in my wardrobe, which will make me more willing to step out of my sartorial comfort zone in the future.

With that, keep scrolling to read about the three stages of my denim detox. Then shop non-denim pants that just might make you want to ditch your jeans more often too.

This was my “eagerness stage.” I was looking at the detox with an optimistic mindset and wore a pair of cropped corduroy pants I scored for $ 20 at J.Crew months earlier. They were warm, cozy, and comfortable. I decided to embrace the retro vibe that day. Things were off to a good start.

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This was my “leggings phase.” I’d already worn all my casual favorite non-denim trousers at this point. What I was left with was either too fancy or not warm enough. In fact, I spent the entire length of a shower on Thursday night thinking about what pants I’d wear the next day, only to come to the conclusion that I would just wear leggings again. (Not that I have anything against leggings—they’re of-the-moment—but wearing them once in my denim-less week was enough for me.) Two leggings days in a row made me miss my jeans even more.

This was my post-detox “recovery phase,” during which time I felt more like myself than I had in days. I felt accomplished armed with the newfound knowledge that not wearing jeans won’t necessarily improve my style, but it will probably keep me from adding to my denim collection for the time being. (That way I can add a few new pant styles, dresses, and skirts to my lineup.)

To sum things up, my biggest takeaway was that the best way to discover what your wardrobe is lacking is to stop wearing the thing you wear the most.

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Kanye West: Trump Is ‘My Brother’ But Kim Told Me to Stop Praising Him

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If there is anything that can get Kanye West to let up on his unabashed “love” for Donald Trump, it might be his wife Kim Kardashian West.

In the middle of a never-ending tweetstorm about the “dragon energy” he shares with the president Wednesday afternoon, West shared this update with his fans and followers: “my wife just called me and she wanted me to make this clear to everyone. I don’t agree with everything Trump does. I don’t agree 100% with anyone but myself.”

It was the surest sign yet that the people in his life are worried about what this new conservative streak might do for his brand and reputation.

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Twitter to Test a New Strategy to Stop Proliferation of Nastiness

Twitter is testing a decidedly simple strategy to stop widespread bullying and abusive comments on its service– showing users its rules.

CEO Jack Dorsey said Friday that Twitter was trying the tactic to “diminish abuse,” which has plagued Twitter’s users for years despite the company’s repeated promises to clean up the problem.

The new study will be led by outside researchers including the Dangerous Speech Project, a research group that studies how public speech could incite bad and even violent behavior. In a post announcing the new test, Susan Benesch and J. Nathan Matias, academic researchers who will help conduct the study, explained that it will likely involve showing Twitter users unspecified rules about proper behavior that could lead to reduced harassment and the number of vile comments.

“Social norms, which are people’s beliefs about what institutions and other people consider acceptable behavior, powerfully influence what people do and don’t do,” the pair wrote.

As an example, they cited outside research and “early evidence” from a previous study Matias conducted on Internet messaging board Reddit that involved showing readers of Reddit’s “r/science” forum rules for commenting. Some of those included warnings like “no abusive, offensive, or spam comments,” and “no personal anecdotes.”

Matias’ Reddit study, conducted over 29 days during which he and Reddit moderators screened 2,214 discussions on the science forum, found that by making rules easy to see (via “sticky comments,” as they are called on Reddit), Reddit users were 7.3% “more likely to follow the rules.”

Still, Matias concedes in his Reddit study that there are still many unknowns. For example, it’s unclear if posting rules to other Reddit forums like politics or video games, which can be breeding grounds for controversial comments, would result in similar positive results.

Nevertheless, it seems that Twitter will try something similar to the Reddit study.

The researchers said they wanted to announce the study before it begins because they want “to be as transparent as possible.” However, they declined to share the details about the study because doing so may jeopardize “the integrity of the results.”

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Twitter did not say when the study will conclude, but the researchers said they would publish their findings and post their methodology on a public research website so that others can try to replicate it to confirm their results.

As for the belief that Twitter should simply delete the accounts of people who continually post racist, abusive, or otherwise hostile comments, the researchers said doing so wouldn’t stop others from posting similar hateful comments.

“It’s like recalling unsafe foods without preventing new food from being contaminated and sold — or towing away crashed cars without trying to make new cars safer,” the researchers wrote. “Abuse can’t be solved by any single method, since it’s posted in so many forms, by a wide variety of people, and for many reasons.”

 

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Notre Dame’s Arike Ogunbowale Can’t Stop Watching Her Championship Buzzer-Beater, Either

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an athlete, anywhere, who’s ever had a weekend like Arike Ogunbowale just did. On Friday night in Columbus, Ohio, the Notre Dame junior hit an incredible pull-up jump shot in the final seconds to give the Fighting Irish a 91-89 overtime win against Connecticut in the national semifinals; the Huskies hadn’t lost a game all season. Then, on Easter Sunday, Ogunbowale followed up that clutch performance with an even bigger stunner. With Notre Dame and Mississippi State tied at 58-58, Ogunbowale launched a contested last-second three-pointer — degree of difficulty, 10.0 — that somehow found the bottom of the net, and delivered Notre Dame its first women’s basketball title since 2001.

After a night of celebrating with her teammates, Ogunbowale, 21, spoke to TIME on Monday from the Notre Dame team bus, which was traveling from Columbus back to South Bend, Indiana, with the national championship trophy sitting in the front seat.

As a kid growing up in Milwaukee, how any times did you practice hitting those last-second shots?

I was always having fun, when working out, doing a lot of crazy different shots. Pounding down, at last second. But to actually do it on a stage like this is unheard of. It’s crazy.

When you let your shot go against Mississippi State in the final, did you think it had a chance of going in?

I mean, if felt good. But you never know. When the shot went in, I couldn’t believe it actually. It was just, “Wow.” Then I started running to my teammates. After, I heard the whistle. I was like, “Wait, did I get it off in time?” But I clearly got it off in time. But I was just like, something had to have gone wrong. There’s just no way.

The referees sort of stopped the celebration to check the clock. I thought the review took some of the joy out of the moment. The officials put 0.1 second back on the clock. What did you think of all that?

We knew they weren’t going to be able to get a shot off that quick. It was really pointless. Even the Mississippi State coach was like, “It’s over, just end it.” The ref wanted the .1 second. But I think we were still excited.

Prior to your shot, your teammate Marina Mabrey collided with Mississippi State’s Morgan William at half-court, resulting in a steal. That turnover ultimately set up your game-winner. Mississippi State fans will surely insist, for a long time, that William was fouled. Did you see the collision?

I watched the play, and Marina really got ball. I thought Morgan flopped a little bit cause Marina really stole the ball clean. It could go both ways. That call was, I guess, crucial for them. We felt all game we weren’t getting any calls. I guess that’s just how it played out. I don’t think you should really to let the refs define the game like that with a foul call right there.

On the game-winning inbounds play, you weren’t the first option.

I had an off shooting day, and Jessica [Shepard], she was killing it in the post the whole game. So we wanted to take advantage of that. I think they knew we wanted to go to her because they had one person behind her, and the person guarding the in-bounder backed up. So it would have been hard to make that pass.

How many times have you watched the video?

I can’t even count how many. A lot. I keep getting tagged in the video, so I keep watching it. I’m just like, this is insane how this happened.

You were an excellent soccer player growing up, but you eventually gave it up to focus on hoops. How difficult was that?

It was definitely tough. I loved soccer. I played it until my sophomore year [of high school]. It was getting really hard to juggle both of them. So I really had to choose one. I definitely miss soccer. But I definitely don’t regret the decision.

You’re a business major at Notre Dame. Are you back in class this week?

I have classes tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow I think I have managerial economics.

So your professors aren’t going to give you a few days off to bask in the glory?

Nah. I wish. I definitely have to go to class. I’ve been missing two weeks straight.

Do you have any advice out there for all the girls and boys in their driveways or on the playgrounds, hitting all those buzzer-shots in their minds?

Really, anything is possible. Keep shooting those crazy, off-balance shots. Because you never know when they’re going to come in handy.

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Can we please stop calling maternity leave ‘time off’?

In her first Friday column, Marie Claire’s entertainment editor Lucy Pavia tackles the language of maternity leave, Nepal’s period banishment and why Cameron Diaz should demand a ‘Reese’ rider

A friend of mine has quit his job to travel the world for a year. I feel little pangs of jealousy every time one of his gorgeous Argentinian waterfall shots pops up on my Instagram feed, usually timed to the second I’ve folded myself into the final air pocket of space left on the train to work. But really, why should he not enjoy some time off after a decade of working his socks off.

I recently heard the same words – ‘time off’ – used to describe a friend who is on maternity leave right now. Her baby is going through the 4-month sleep regression. I think she would quite like to be standing by a peaceful Argentinian waterfall right now, if only for the baby-free opportunity to lie down on the cold hard rock and sleep.

Is it time to call bullshit on using ‘time off’,  ‘a break’ or – as my colleague had it put to her once, ‘your holiday’ – when we’re talking about maternity leave? Not only do the words denote relaxation and me-time, things maternity leave definitely don’t involve, there’s the underlying suggestion that we’re not all part of the same cycle.

Were the people I’ve listened to moan about the ‘disruption’ caused by their colleague ‘going off to have a baby again’ raised by a stork? Or did they simply materialise, age 25, in a suit with adult social skills and a law degree, ready to take their place in the workforce?

Perhaps they believe the business of continuing the human race has nothing to do with them, even if many of those humans will one day be adults who work in an office and pay taxes like they do, or care for them when they’re old and infirm?

A man once told me quietly that he wasn’t entirely sure he was a feminist after seeing his brother run a small business that was ‘disrupted’ (that word again) by a woman having a baby. I argued that his problem wasn’t with women but with a system that sees child rearing as a women problem in isolation.

I know it’s a cliché to bang the Scandi drum when it comes to parental leave policy, but case in point is a work meeting my husband had recently with a group of Swedish men. They told him a man in their office had been nicknamed ‘the caveman’ because he only took three months of parental leave. They’d all taken six.

With uptake of shared leave in the UK still pretty low by comparison (according to research by law firm EMW just 1% took it up between April 2016 and March 2017) we’ll need seismic cultural shifts to get to this point. But adjusting our language is a good place to start.

‘Getting to know a baby looks like doing an awful lot of nothing, and that’s what it feels like too. It’s 24-hour, frequently lonely, often dull’, my friend Jules tells me on email. ‘It’s also life-changing, rewarding and magical. But what it is not, is a holiday.’

Or, as another friend Rachel puts it, ‘you know what is time off? Getting to go back to work!’

Why Cameron Diaz should ask for a ‘Reese’ rider

Selma Blair has been forced to do some damage control after talking about her friend Cameron Diaz’s ‘retirement’ from acting. At the Vanity Fair Oscars pre-party, Blair said the pair would not be making a sequel of The Sweetest Thing because ‘Cameron’s retired from acting. She’s like “I’m done.” She doesn’t need to make any more films. She has a pretty great life, I don’t know what it would take to bring her back.’

Blair has now insisted the statement was a joke and her friend is still very much in the game. But if Diaz – whose last film Annie was released in 2014 – is privately a bit fed up with Hollywood, perhaps she could introduce a new clause.

Frances McDormand asked actors to insist on an ‘inclusion rider’ in her Oscars speech. Since some of the best and most inclusive TV and film is now being made by Reese Witherspoon under her production company Hello Sunshine (Big Little Lies with Meryl, A White Lie with Zendaya, Jennifer Aniston’s as-yet-untitled return to TV as a morning show anchor, Little Fires Everywhere with Kerry Washington) perhaps Diaz could take it one step further by demanding a Reese Rider. No Witherspoon? No deal.

The cups saving women in Nepal

Those imposing it now face jail time if caught, but the old practice of Chhaupadi – banishing women and girls to huts when they’re on their period – is still widespread in Nepal.

Chhaupadi can leave women exposed to the elements and malnourished, as they’re often also forbidden to consume fruit, vegetables and milk products. There was international outrage last year when an 18-year-old called Tulsa Shahi died after being bitten by a snake during her time in a menstruation hut.

But a wider use of menstrual cups are helping reduce the number of women isolated by their communities. ‘Because menstruation cups don’t produce any trash, they provide us with privacy’ Executive director of Nepal Communitere, Bahar Kumar, told ABC news, ‘I’ve bought all my nieces menstrual cups and implemented a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for myself in my family, slowly encouraging them to do the same.’

The solution isn’t perfect – Deputy Director of Women LEAD Nepal, Shreya Thapa, says a change in mentality is also badly needed – but the cups provide a level of privacy for women and girls in Nepal that could save their lives.

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Good lord, Android phone makers, please just stop

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Seriously, LG, this is just embarrassing. We know small China-based smartphone makers are busy churning out iPhone X copycats as quickly as they can (or should we say Essential PH-1 copycats, as some crazy Android fanboys would have you believe). We also know that some larger China- and Taiwan-based companies are jumping on the copycat bandwagon. Huawei’s upcoming P20 flagship phone features a notch cut out of the top of the display as well as a vertically oriented camera array on the back, and the Asus Zenfone 5 is also a spitting image of Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone.

But now, if a new report out of South Korea is accurate, LG reportedly plans to move forward and release its iPhone X clone that some people thought had been canceled.

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A survivor of the massacre which took the lives of 17 Florida high school students was forced to ask the First Lady if the U.S. President could stop cyber-bullying her.

Seventeen-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg has become one of the school’s leading young voices against gun control following the Feb. 14 massacre by former Stoneman student Nikolas Cruz. The 19-year-old has been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder after killing his former peers with an AR-15.

After fellow shooting survivors began delivering poignant messages on gun control, some conservatives accused Hogg of being a paid crisis actor. Among the accusers was the 45th president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr. On Friday, Hogg’s sister Lauren came to his defense in a tweet directed at Melania Trump who’s used her platform as FLOTUS to advocate against cyber-bullying:

“Hey @FLOTUS you say that your mission as First Lady is to stop cyber bullying. Well then, don’t you think it would have been smart to have a convo with your step-son @DonaldJTrumpJr before he liked a post about a false conspiracy theory which in turn put a target on my back & created a safe space for people all over the world to call me and my family horrific things that constantly re-victimizes us and our community. I’m 14 I should never have had to deal with any of this and even though I thought it couldn’t get worse it has because of your family.”

Lauren lost four friends during last Tuesday’s shooting.

Two days after the tragic incident, Hogg, like her brother, held government officials accountable for their inaction surrounding stricter gun control laws.

On Tuesday, Florida’s House of Representatives chose not to re-evaluate a bill which would ban assault weapons before declaring porn a public health risk.

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Elon Musk’s plan to sell Boring Company branded flamethrowers is certainly a fantastic bit of marketing, and it’s no wonder pre-sales are on fire.

While Musk has made assurances that the flamethrower will meet national guidelines by emitting a flame less than 10 feet, one Californian assemblyman wants to put an end to the idea for good.

Democrat Miguel Santiago announced Monday he will introduce legislation aimed at blocking the sale of the $ 500 flamethrower, in the state of California at least.

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Fans are already counting down the days until Game of Thrones returns to our screen for its final season, but with the release date confirmed for 2019, it looks like we’ve got some time to kill.

Luckily for us, the cast are all working on separate projects so in the meantime there’s lots to look forward to – Emilia Clarke is set to star in Solo: A Star Wars Story, Lena Headey is starring in Immigration drama The Flood and Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are busy planning their real-life wedding.

One of the stars that is particularly busy is 20-year-old Maisie Williams, who as well as taking on the role of bridesmaid for GoT sister and real life bezzie, Sophie Turner, is also busy on the work-front, set to star in Early Man and Departures this year, with other films already lined up for 2019.

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It makes sense – as one of the stars of Game of Thrones, you’re surely set up for life, right?

Not according to Maisie Williams.

Opening up about the ‘shallow industry’ that is Hollywood in a recent interview with The Irish Times, the 20-year-old actress explained her fears that her looks might actually hold her back.

‘It’s only now I’m starting to realise the characters that are available to me because of the way I look and the characters that aren’t available to me,’ Maisie explained.

‘It’s a very shallow industry. And I don’t look like someone who is cast in roles that are, well, sexualised. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely in awe of Hollywood’s leading ladies. I love looking at those totally jaw-droppingly beautiful women. But I think it’s sad that you only get to see one type of beautiful on screen.’

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McCain to Trump: Stop Aiding World Dictators With ‘Fake News’ Attacks

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Corey Feldman is still continuing on his quest to expose Hollywood’s dark underbelly, most notably in relation to allegations of pedophilia and child abuse, spurred on by the sexual assault he allegedly experienced as a child actor. Now, he’s looking for allies who may help to further his message.

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In an interview with E! News, Feldman said he’d be open to working with others who have opened up about being sexually harassed and assaulted while working in Hollywood, but he particularly wants to partner with Terry Crews. Crews revealed in October that he was once groped by an unnamed Hollywood executive.

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“I thought about [reaching out to Terry], but I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with everything that I’m doing, but here’s an open invitation,” Feldman said. “Terry, if you’re listening, I’m more than happy to join forces with you and work together. I’m willing to work with anybody. Can I just put that out there?”

He added, “I’m willing to work with anybody that wants to aid in this fight. If you want to help me get this film made, to tell the truth, please help me… If you want to help me get the statutes changed, please help me. If you want to help me get your story out, I will help you. I’m willing to do whatever it takes. I’m here to be a soldier. I’m not in it for me. I’m in it for all of us. Let’s work together, please.”

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Tristan Thompson can’t stop writing love notes to pregnant Khloé Kardashian

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Hours after melting hearts with his outspoken admiration for pregnant girlfriend Khloé Kardashian’s changing body, Tristan Thompson couldn’t help but pen another love note for the reality star.

Heading back to the comments section of the mum-to-be’s pregnancy reveal post on Instagram, after collecting his thoughts, the basketball star recalled how the couple first met with a sweet message. ‘My love, Thank you for allowing me to be apart [sic] of your journey and entering your life that day at the bel air hotel,’ the Cleveland Cavaliers player gushed.

After thanking fellow basketball star Brandon Jennings for introducing the pair, he continued, ‘I’m soo happy to be on this journey together with you and creating this angel from the man above. Everyday [sic] I give thanks to him for bringing us together.’

The 26-year-old concluded his social media love ode, stating, ‘I love you soo much and I know our little angel feels the love we share together and will know that mommy and daddy loves them unconditional and forever and ever amen.’

My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do! Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love! Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes! I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us ❤️ Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life! ❤️❤️❤️

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The power forward’s latest message comes after Kardashian lovingly gave a shout-out to her beau in the caption of her black-and-white baby bump photo, which depicted her boyfriend’s hands overlapping with hers while cradling her expectant belly.

‘Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do,’ she wrote. ‘Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!! You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!’

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Dear Santa, stop giving my kids crap (and no gift receipt) without asking me

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I feel compelled to begin this post with a disclaimer: I’m grateful. I’m appreciative and thankful for anyone who cares enough to bestow a gift upon my child.

I’m just a mom standing in front of her friends and family asking them to help me control the clutter. Also, one who is trying to be financially responsible. With your money. What I’m asking feels awkward. And icky. Yet has to be asked. So here goes:

Please communicate with me prior to buying my child a gift. Or at least include a gift receipt.

Phew. I said it. It’s been brewing inside me for some time. Now, before you snap to judgement please re-read the first paragraph. And allow me to explain further.

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We don’t ask for gifts. We’re blessed to have friends and family who generously give our son things. I think I’m allowed to appreciate this and ask for a little mercy from the various Santas in our lives. The two feelings can co-exist. Asking for gift receipts doesn’t make me ungrateful.

Yes, we’ve tried to ask for no gifts. Several times, but our requests fell on deaf ears. And we’re okay with that. We’ve enjoyed choosing presents for the little ones in our lives over the years. Gift giving is fun. Besides, have you tried telling first-time grandparents they can’t bring a present to their grandson on his first birthday? Easier said than done.

I don’t see why the options have to be either banning gifts entirely or ending up with a pile of things you can’t use or return. There has to be a way to meet in the middle. People are going to give gifts. Period. I’m trying to find a balance between being grateful and ensuring my son isn’t overwhelmed.

Finally, let’s talk gift receipts, essential little pieces of paper. These allow me to exchange or, if needed, return presents. Maybe you paid full-price, but when I go to return it the item is on sale. That means your $ 50 gift leaves me with $ 4.99 in store credit.

I don’t return every gift. Just the ones I can’t use. And I have reasons, legitimate reasons. Seven of them, actually.

1. Size matters. Meaning, clothes may not fit. There is no consistency in sizing across children’s clothing brands. Period. My son wears 18-24 months at Target. 2T at BabyGap. And H&M shirts run huge while the pants are short. I need a flow chart to keep track.

2. Space is finite. I don’t have excessive storage space. And while we love the adult-sized bike you sent for Valentine’s Day, I have nowhere to stash it while we wait for him to grow. Into an adult.

3. Seasons change. I like that you tried to get creative and buy something we can use down the road. Except the math was off, and by the time his new swimsuit fits it will be November.

4. Three’s a crowd. We love the toy you gave him. He unfortunately already received it on his birthday. And again as an early Christmas present. I can’t justify keeping a third.

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5. Again, size matters. We’re lucky to have a separate playroom. But I still don’t have room for a miniature castle. Yes, I said a castle.

6. Because I said so. Look, at the end of the day I’m the parent. I’m not sure how to soften it. Your gift may not be something I want my child to have. Whether it be a toy weapon or a creepy clown. Sometimes mom says no.

7. Money matters, too. If we can’t use or return it (that pesky gift receipt business again) the gift is donated. That’s a wonderful thing, but I’m guessing your intention was to give something we’d use ourselves.

To all the Santas in my son’s life, thank you. For your kindness and generosity. We truly appreciate you. We’d also like to work together to live merrily ever after this holiday season.

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While her new album has been toppling sales records, Taylor Swift has been busy promoting it with a slew of performances and appearances. Although she’s worn everything from bomber jackets to sequined dresses, all of her recent looks have one common element: combat boots. Since debuting Reputation, Swift has worn the trend with nearly every single outfit, both on stage and off.

So what does her covetable boot collection consist of? Most recently, she wore the Fendi Logo Biker Boots ($ 1150) for a performance in London this weekend, though she’s worn versions by Michael Kors and Prada for other outings. If these looks are any indication, we think we know exactly what to expect for her upcoming stadium tour costumes: a lot more combat boots.

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Black Friday is long gone but that doesn’t mean Christmas sales are over. Green Monday is almost upon us, with eBay and Target already unveiling new sales promotions for next week.

But it’s Sam’s Club “Bonus Black Friday” sale that you have to check out, as it’s got an unusual twist: it’s all based on Christmas movies.

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The NFL Tried to Bribe Players with $100 Million to Stop Kneeling and Protesting During Games, It Didn’t Work

The NFL tried to buy their players off with almost $ 100 million so they’d stop protesting at games — but no deal was made.

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The NFL recently proposed a deal in which they’d contribute $ 89 million over seven years to 2 organizations focused on African-American causes, as well as to the Players Coalition so they could use the money for whatever causes they wanted.

In exchange, the NFL wanted the National Anthem protests to end — but the deal seems to have failed. Many players continued to kneel and demonstrate during this week’s games.

The L.A. Chargers’ left tackle Russel Okung raised his fist during the National Anthem Sunday, and the Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch remained seated for the song. L.A. Rams player Robert Quinn raised his fist as well, and other players linked arms in solidarity.

At least 6 other players between Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco all took a knee after some of them publicly raised issues with the proposed deal from their bosses. 

We’re happy the players kneeled stood their ground.

 

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a denim jacket fiend (I have proof), so it’s not that I need another one in my life, but I recently came across a denim jacket that’s so pretty I might have to add a seventh to my closet (I promise you I wear all of them).

The jacket in question is a sherpa-lined Levi’s one via Aritzia, and instead of the usual cream-colored lining, it features a pale pink variation that looks lovely with the light-wash denim. The pretty jacket is the Ex-BF Sherpa Trucker style, which has an oversize fit that’s perfect for winter as it’s roomy enough to fit a sweater underneath.

The beauty of a sherpa-lined denim jacket is that even though denim isn’t the warmest of fabrics, the cozy inside provides enough insulation to wear on those especially frigid days when you’re not in the mood for a bulky puffer or wool coat. Oh, and it’s less than $ 200—and worth every pretty penny.

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Valentine’s Day is the official holiday for celebrating love. However, because it’s almost exclusively a commercial holiday, it is also about spending money. This combination often leads to bad money decisions, because it encourages emotional spending out of love, obligation, and even guilt.

Before you get caught up, listen up: Love is not a legitimate excuse for irresponsible spending. So, choose to avoid these unloving financial behaviors for Valentine’s Day:

 

Do Not Spend More Than You Can Afford

 

Being overly generous when money is tight does nothing good for the giver or the receiver. More importantly, don’t get caught up in trying to impress your friends and relatives. Honesty, including financial honesty, is key to any healthy relationship. So, don’t pretend to have money you don’t have by playing the “big spender” role.

 

Do Not Use Love as a Justification for Emotional Spending

 

Love is not about making financial decisions with your heart, instead of your head. Even though emotional spending can give a temporary high, it can also lead to guilt, buyer’s remorse, and even resentment between partners. Many a relationship have been destroyed by this cycle.

 

Do Not Blackmail Your Sweetheart Into Spending

 

Never pressure anyone to purchase financially irresponsible Valentine’s Day gifts, in order to “prove” their love to you, or worse, to impress your friends and family.

Giving and receiving as an expression of love is not about price tags, but about meaning. The most meaningful gift does not have to cost an arm and a leg, and an expensive gift without meaning will be soon forgotten, on top of being a waste of money.

 

To be financially responsible without coming off as cheap or insensitive, take my advice:

 

Do Not Wait Until the Last Minute!

 

Desperation or impulse spending nearly always results in spending more money than intended, or getting a less than ideal gift—or worse, both. People can tell when you didn’t put thought into their gift, no matter how much you spend at the last minute. The key to getting the best products and services for the lowest prices is to plan your purchases and shop for them in advance. This also gives you more options, including shopping online, with enough time to order items for arrival before Valentine’s Day, without incurring hefty shipping charges.

 

Budget for Valentine’s Day, as You Would for All Gift-Giving Occasions

 

If you can, take the time to get buy-in, and manage the expectations of your Valentine. Openly discuss what you can and can’t afford in advance, and set mutually agreed upon spending limits that fit into your respective budgets.

 

Use the Most Powerful Aphrodisiac: Your Imagination

 

Instead of a big expensive purchase, think of a thoughtful, affordable gift, along with romantic ways to make the day special. Invest your time and attention instead of more money. Often, overspending is really just an expensive cop-out to avoid investing genuine emotion and true meaning into Valentine’s Day.
Focus on four areas:

  1. Things you can personally do for your sweetheart.
  2. Things you can do together.
  3. Things you can make for your Valentine.
  4. Places you can go together.

For example, gift your partner with a spa day, with you personally giving the mani/pedi, massage, shampoo, and several hours of your undivided attention. If you are artistically inclined, compose a song, or dedicate a handmade book of poetry or an original painting to your Valentine. How about enrolling in a class together, such as ballroom dancing, which could enhance your sense of teamwork and ensure you are in each others arms at least once a week. Of course, this kind of stuff will take thought, planning, preparation, and time (see “Do Not Wait Until the Last Minute!” above) to pull off.

The Bottom Line: Spending irresponsibly is no way to say “I love you,” even on Valentine’s Day. No one who really loves you would want you to do it. With advance planning and communication, you can have Valentine’s Day romance without blowing your finances.

 

 


Black Enterprise Executive Editor-At-Large Alfred Edmond Jr. is an award-winning business and financial journalist, media executive, entrepreneurship expert, personal growth/relationship education coach, and co-founder of Grown Zone, a multimedia initiative focused on personal growth and healthy decision-making. This blog is dedicated to his thoughts about money, entrepreneurship, leadership and mentorship. Follow him on Twitter at @AlfredEdmondJr.

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The new trailer for “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has arrived, and John Boyega is here to stop the apocalypse

Well friends, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, and the rest of the Jaegers did all they could to stop the invasion of the Kaiju during the Battle of the Breach in Pacific Rim, but it seems the alien monsters are back and ready to trigger the apocalypse…unless John Boyega has anything to say about it.

The new trailer for Pacific Rim: Uprising was just released.

And it looks like the Jaeger pilots of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps. are about to face-off against the most terrifying Kaiju the Earth has ever seen. John Boyega stars as Jake Pentecost, son of the late Jaeger commander Stacker Pentecost (Elba), an ex-Jaeger pilot who teams up with his adopted sister Mako (Rinko Kikuchi, reprising her role from Pacific Rim) to take down the Kaiju forever (until a potential third film, of course).

In the 10 years following the Battle of the Breach, all appears well on Earth — until all hell breaks loose and the world descends into a fiery pit of chaos, that is.

But Jake and Mako aren’t facing off against the Kaiju alone. Joining them in the fight are fellow Jaeger pilots Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood), Amara Namani (Cailee Spaeny), and Liwen Shao (Jing Tian) as well as Kaiju experts Dr. Newt Geiszler and Dr. Hermann Gottlieb, with Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprising their roles from the first film.

Unfortunately, Charlie Hunnam was unavailable to reprise his role as the heroic Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket, but it’s safe to say that the word is in pretty capable hands. At least, we hope.

“We were born into a world at war, between the monsters that destroyed our cities and the monsters we created to stop them,” Jake says, giving a go at his best President Whitmore-style pep talk. “We thought we had sacrificed enough. But the war we thought we finished is just beginning. And the only thing standing in front of the apocalypse…is us.”

The threat is bigger than ever before — with Geiszler admitting the kaiju have evolved, while Gottlieb, who probably isn’t trying to be a pessimist, announces that they could potentially wipe out all life — but the Jaegers are armed with better weapons, including glowing electric whips, rocket-launching guns, and the coolest electric swords you’ll see all day.

Brace yourself for the apocalypse when Pacific Rim: Uprising hits theaters on March 23rd, 2018.



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‘I take to task the people from Sex And The City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer’

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Kim Cattrall has found herself the target of an online hate storm this week for her rumoured reluctance to return as Samantha Jones in Sex And The City 3.

The other SATC cast members were said to have been keen on the idea of a third movie and both Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker have openly expressed their disappointment that the film has been spiked. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share [a new chapter] with all of you’ Kristin Davis wrote to her Instagram followers.

Cattrall, meanwhile, has been surprised to find herself blamed for the film’s failure to launch. ‘Woke 2 a @MailOnline [shit] storm!’ she wrote on Twitter after claims that her diva-ish demands had destroyed hopes of a third movie, ‘The only “DEMAND” I ever made was that I didn’t want to do a 3rd film…. & that was back in 2016.’

According to an audience member who was present at Cattrall’s Piers Morgan interview taping on Monday night, Cattrall is said to be stung by the scapegoating. ‘I take to task the people from Sex And The City’ she is quoted as saying, ‘and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer.’

But surely the surprise news here is not that Kim Cattrall wasn’t keen on a third movie, but that the rest of the SATC team were.

Sex And The City was a rich, whip-smart jewel of a show that combined the fun of pre-recession New York with hard boiled observations of life as a 30-something Manhattanite. But the films that followed in 2008 and 2010 were strange, bloated affairs that swapped sharp dialogue for slapstick humour and moronic cooing over piles of shoes.

In the widely panned Sex And The City 2, we saw the foursome decamp to Abu Dhabi, apparently to tick off as many culturally insensitive scenarios as possible in a 2 hour 27 minute time frame. This included a scene near the end of the movie which saw Samantha (Kim Cattrall) standing in a bazaar screaming, ‘I love sex!’ at a crowd of men.

Arguably, Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones had the roughest ride in the franchise’s big screen transition. The final series of Sex And The City saw her supremely confident character at her most vulnerable – battling breast cancer and overcoming her commitment phobia to form a genuine bond with her boyfriend Smith. But in the movies all that nuance was blown away and Samantha became almost pitiably cartoonish, making crude, clunky jokes that didn’t have the same sparkle as TV show Samantha.

To her credit, Sarah Jessica Parker has acknowledged that Sex And The City 2 was a turkey. ‘I understand, I actually get it’, she told New York Magazine’s editor-in-chief at a live event earlier this year, ‘I can see where we fell short on that movie, and I’m perfectly happy to say that publicly.’ It’s also quite possible that she and Michael Patrick King have learned from their mistakes and a third movie could bring the old magic back.

But it’s also been seven years since the last SATC movie was made. You can’t blame 61-year-old Cattrall – who has forged a successful post-Samantha stage and screen career – for wanting to leave the old sex maniac PR executive behind her. And besides, aren’t all the best stories being made on TV now anyway?

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