Dennis Rodman Bombs Harder Than Ann Coulter at Bruce Willis Roast

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HOLLYWOOD, California — What on Earth was Dennis Rodman thinking?

On Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium, the man who helped bring Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un together became the latest in a long line of punching bags at The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Willis may have been in the hot seat, but Rodman—a last-minute addition to the dais—took a lot of the heat.

Like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Ann Coulter before him, Rodman was the latest non-comedian to experience what it’s like to not only bomb on a big stage but then get utterly destroyed by pros like Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, seasoned stand-ups Nikki Glaser and Lil Rel Howery and wildcards like perennial favorite Martha Stewart.

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Dennis Rodman Bombs Harder Than Ann Coulter at Bruce Willis Roast

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HOLLYWOOD, California — What on Earth was Dennis Rodman thinking?

On Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium, the man who helped bring Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un together became the latest in a long line of punching bags at The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. Willis may have been in the hot seat, but Rodman—a last-minute addition to the dais—took a lot of the heat.

Like Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Ann Coulter before him, Rodman was the latest non-comedian to experience what it’s like to not only bomb on a big stage but then get utterly destroyed by pros like Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, seasoned stand-ups Nikki Glaser and Lil Rel Howery and wildcards like perennial favorite Martha Stewart.

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Forgotten Femcees: How Hip-Hop’s Women Have Always Had It Harder

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The biopic Roxanne, Roxanne, now streaming on Netflix, shines a light on the life of emcee Roxanne Shante, the Queens-born teen battle rapper who became the central figure in “The Roxanne Wars.” Starring Chante Adams and directed by Michael Larnell, the film depicts Shante’s harrowing life and promising-but-stunted career, and serves as a sharp reminder of how unwelcoming the rap game has always been to so many of its most promising women. 

Shante, born Lolita Gooden, worked with legendary superproducer Marley Marl early in his career, rap’s clown prince Biz Markie was initially her beatboxer and roadie, and she was central in “The Roxanne Wars,” where the teenager sparked a war of words with UTFO (whose hit single “Roxanne, Roxanne” sparked Shante’s answer record “Roxanne’s Revenge”) and their affiliate The Real Roxanne—among others. “Roxanne’s Revenge” was released in 1985 and made Shante an upstart out of New York City’s hip-hop hotbed, which led to her recording some singles with fellow Queens rapper Sparky D and getting involved in “The Bridge Wars,” another rap rivalry that pitted Marley’s Queens-based Juice Crew against up-and-comers Boogie Down Productions out of the Bronx.

But by the late 1980s, as Marley became one of the most successful producers in hip-hop, Biz Markie scored a monster crossover hit with “Just A Friend,” and Juice Crew affiliates like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Masta Ace dropped acclaimed debut albums, Shante’s visibility evaporated. Her debut album wasn’t released until 1989, a full four years after the buzz of “Roxanne’s Revenge.” She’d become a young mother and endured an abusive relationship—as well as label problems and a period of estrangement from Marley.

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The biopic Roxanne, Roxanne, now streaming on Netflix, shines a light on the life of emcee Roxanne Shante, the Queens-born teen battle rapper who became the central figure in “The Roxanne Wars.” Starring Chante Adams and directed by Michael Larnell, the film depicts Shante’s harrowing life and promising-but-stunted career, and serves as a sharp reminder of how unwelcoming the rap game has always been to so many of its most promising women. 

Shante, born Lolita Gooden, worked with legendary superproducer Marley Marl early in his career, rap’s clown prince Biz Markie was initially her beatboxer and roadie, and she was central in “The Roxanne Wars,” where the teenager sparked a war of words with UTFO (whose hit single “Roxanne, Roxanne” sparked Shante’s answer record “Roxanne’s Revenge”) and their affiliate The Real Roxanne—among others. “Roxanne’s Revenge” was released in 1985 and made Shante an upstart out of New York City’s hip-hop hotbed, which led to her recording some singles with fellow Queens rapper Sparky D and getting involved in “The Bridge Wars,” another rap rivalry that pitted Marley’s Queens-based Juice Crew against up-and-comers Boogie Down Productions out of the Bronx.

But by the late 1980s, as Marley became one of the most successful producers in hip-hop, Biz Markie scored a monster crossover hit with “Just A Friend,” and Juice Crew affiliates like Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Masta Ace dropped acclaimed debut albums, Shante’s visibility evaporated. Her debut album wasn’t released until 1989, a full four years after the buzz of “Roxanne’s Revenge.” She’d become a young mother and endured an abusive relationship—as well as label problems and a period of estrangement from Marley.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: 4 Ways to Slay Your Day

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Whether you’re a 9-to-5er or an entrepreneur, your success at anything comes down to discipline, focus, and effort. Here are a four ways to work smarter and manage your time more effectively.

Be real with yourself

 

Self-awareness is key to slaying your goals. What are your top three daily priorities? What are the things you have to do each week? What activities would you like to make time for? Track where you’re spending your time to identify your top three obstacles and distractions. What’s stopping you from working on your priorities or meeting your goals?

You might be surprised to learn how often things that have nothing to do with your goals derail your plans.

Identify your most productive work time

 

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Schedule time blocks to work on your top priorities. For instance, if you’re an early morning person, get your top priority done before lunch.

Dedicate one day each week to planning ahead and batch processing routine activities (e.g., meal prep on Sunday, set up automated bill pay, create blog content for the month, write follow-up emails, etc.)

Be ruthless and selfish with your time

 

There’s a quote that says “If someone wastes 10 minutes of your time, 8 minutes is your fault.” This couldn’t be more true.

  • Wear headphones while you’re working to send a signal to your coworkers that you’re in beast mode. Cubicle drive-bys can wreak havoc on your workflow.
  • Keep meetings under 20 minutes – Short meetings force people to focus on priorities and action.
  • Check your email at three scheduled times a day – It’s easy to get sidetracked when switching between activities to respond to an email. If the email will take less than three minutes to respond, just do it.
  • Say ‘no’ to notifications Turn off mobile/desktop notifications or use the Self – Control app to help you avoid distracting websites.

Delegate

 

Take a good look at your to-do list: what can you delegate? By the way, the delegation method doesn’t stop at work. What household task can you outsource? Consider everything from getting your groceries delivered to your doorstep to hiring a mobile car detailing service.

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Melinda Gates: Breastfeeding isn’t easy, and we make it harder

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It’s World Breastfeeding Week, so perhaps you’ve been seen a lot of articles toting the incredible and miraculous benefits of breastfeeding. That’s as it should be; every new mom should feel informed, supported, and empowered when it comes to feeding her child.

Melinda Gates is a strong proponent of breastfeeding. Not only did she nurse her own three kids, but the philanthropic organization that bears her name — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — has identified “immediate and exclusive breastfeeding” as part of its strategy to improve global nutrition.

She admits, though, that the ongoing conversation surrounding breastfeeding often fails to mention the fact that this natural, loving, wondrous act can be really hard.

“I think a lot of us go into motherhood with these idealized images of breastfeeding in our minds. But what those don’t show you is that keeping a tiny baby alive comes with a tremendous amount of pressure,” Melinda writes in a piece penned for Refinery29. “A mom has to worry about whether her baby has properly latched, whether her baby is gaining weight, whether she’s producing enough of that milk that everyone keeps lecturing her is so essential to her baby’s survival and success.”

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She also shines a spotlight on the fact that despite all of the lip service paid to how absolutely important breastfeeding is, policies are not in place to support it.

Pointing specifically to maternity leave in the U.S., which lags behind that of other developed nations, Melinda writes, “If [a mom] works outside the home, there’s a good chance that even though she’s been advised that she should breastfeed for at least six months, she’s not getting anywhere near that much time off. A growing body of research shows that one of the many benefits of paid family and medical leave is that it helps women who want to breastfeed do so longer. But until those policies become the norm, working moms who want to continue breastfeeding will have to lug a cumbersome pump to and from work every day, hoping their coworkers will be understanding and respectful when they have to carve out time from their workdays to find a private place to pump.”

I’m sure there are a lot of moms out there who know firsthand the challenges that Melinda is talking about.

I think this is exactly the type of discussion that needs to be had. It’s all well and good to tell women all the reasons we should breastfeed our babies, but we also need to acknowledge the realities that often make it very difficult.

As I’ve confessed here in the past, I had a very tumultuous relationship with breastfeeding. Tired and overwhelmed and sinking down the bottomless pit of postpartum depression, I eventually decided that while breast may be best as a general rule, that just wasn’t the case for me and for my family.

Perhaps that’s why my favorite part of Melinda’s essay comes toward the end, where she comes to a very kind and common sense conclusion:

“The bottom line is this: Motherhood is a tough balancing act, and every mom deserves the chance to do what’s right for her and her family. If that means breastfeeding, great. If that means formula feeding, that’s totally fine, too. I just want to make sure that every mom truly does have both options.”

I couldn’t agree more.

What, if anything, was the biggest breastfeeding challenge you faced?

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