11 Easy Ways to Be More Likeable

I’m a big believer in being myself but sometimes, it can really help to get through life more easily and to get what you want if you adapt in a certain way so you become more likeable.

So first of all, what’s a likeable person and what are their traits? Likeable people are often considered down-to-earth, open, authentic, interested, self-deprecating, trustworthy, and a bunch of other things. Usually, they’re warm and emotionally stable people that others want to be around.

So are you a likeable person? The first thing to consider is that if you think about this question, you’re probably too hard on yourself. Four university studies found that people often underestimated how much their conversation partner liked them. So you’re probably already more likeable than you think you are, however, there is always room for improvement.

11 Easy Ways To Become More Likeable

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Social Media platforms

1.Be Yourself!

I know it’s a super cliche answer but sometimes, the person you want to be doesn’t line up with the person you actually are. The perfect example is social media; the way people portray themselves on Instagram or in Facebook rarely matches the real-life circumstances. We spend a lot of time and energy trying to get people to like who you want to be rather than who you actually are, you may come off as insecure and unreal.

Often, people can sense this and they want to know the real genuine authentic you, not the idealized version. So let them see the real you even though at times that might seem embarrassing, it really helps to increase your likability because people can relate better with you and they don’t put you on a pedestal that is just an ideal of everything that they can’t have because obviously, they know about the things that are not perfect in their own lives and they like to see it in others.

Have a few conversation starters ready
Have a few conversation starters ready

2. Learn Great Conversation Starters

Other people will be relieved that they don’t have to start the conversation. Those could be things like “Did you choose your profession or did your professions choose you?” or maybe “What makes you laugh the most?”. Having a few good starter questions ready every time before you attend a social event will make you more secure and you will probably end up having more good conversations. It will also avoid awkward moments and people will thank you for it because they know when they talk to you, it’s never embarrassing or strange.

Accept a compliment gracefully
Accept a compliment gracefully

3. Give Out Compliments

Most people think a lot more about themselves than others do think about them. So they may put a lot of effort into a hairstyle, their outfits, or the way they dress but others won’t even notice it. So by picking up on something that is special about a person and by complimenting them on it makes you instantly more likeable.

Why? Well, you actually stand out from the crowd because you noticed something others don’t and it flatters the other person and honestly, who doesn’t want to be flattered? That being said, it’s best not to comment on body parts or ideally, things that people can’t change anything about. Instead, compliment them on something they do or they did.

Denying a compliment is never appropriate
Denying a compliment is never appropriate

4. Accept Compliments Gracefully

Often, when people are complimented, they don’t know how to respond. They try to diminish the compliment. Instead, you should accept it gracefully. What does it mean specifically? All you need to do is to say thank you and smile.

Ellen DeGeneres during a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011 in Burbank, Calif.

5. Show Some Self-Deprecating Humor

The perfect way to utilize humor to become more likeable without distancing others is to use self-deprecating humor. So what does it mean? Just make fun about yourself. That means, maybe share weird things about you or share a time when you look like a loser or when you did something that looks really stupid. I know it seems weird and hard but by doing that and getting other people to laugh about it, they will instantly like you more.

Another good way to add self-deprecating humor is to compare yourself to others so you can say “Oh wow you’re just twenty-two when you’re running your own business; when I was 22, my mom did my laundry for me”. That way, you put yourself in a light that lets others shine and that makes you instantly more likeable even though you may feel like you look like a loser.

In my opinion, a master of self-deprecating humor is Ellen DeGeneres. She utilizes this technique all the time in her show and people love her so next time you watch that show, pay attention to it and you will see how she utilizes it to become instantly more likeable.

Listen
Listen

6. Listen!

So far, we all talked about active steps you can take but one of the easiest way to become more likeable is to really in genuinely listen to what other people say. No, if you’re just waiting for the other person to finish before you can give your reply, you’re not actively listening. Actively listening means that you comprehend what they’re saying that you repeat what they’re saying and that you later follow up with a question pertaining to it so they really know that you listened and also cared.

So always try to paraphrase what people said in a quick way without going into too much detail. You can also have follow-up questions that show that you comprehended what was said and you just keep the conversation going. In general, people like to feel like they’re heard and understood and by actively listening, you achieve exactly that. An even bigger step is not just to listen but to act on what someone just said.

Ask smart questions
Ask smart questions

7. Ask Questions

It goes slightly into the same vein as the active listening but more questions keep a conversation going and the more smart questions you ask, the more understood and heard the other person feels and the more they feel taken care of and comfortable in your presence.

two men having a conversation
two men having a conversation

8. Be Vulnerable

Most people engage in small talk but small talk doesn’t allow you to really be vulnerable and it’s not well-suited to get to know someone. Mostly, it’s just tedious and boring and frankly, it can be much harder than having a genuine conversation about things that actually mean something to people. So try to stop yourself from engaging in small talk and get real.

That means you can be a leader in a conversation who dives deeper first without waiting for the other person to expose themselves or show a vulnerability. Of course, this has to be a gradual process. If you tell people about your financial problems the first time they meet you, they think of you as being weird. So a good starter question that I always use is “What do you do when you don’t work?”. Most people have the impulse to tell me what their job is because that’s what they usually hear but then it usually takes a second for them to realize I’m actually asking about their passions and you can see a little smile, they’ll light up and they tell me more about the things they like to do.

Now, that is a first step to create a connection, to create something where they feel they can share with me and usually, they have an interest in it so they don’t get tired of talking about it. Once we’re at that step, you can ask deeper and deeper questions and that way, you have a conversation that is quite meaningful and both people will walk away without feeling like they wasted their time and that they were bored.

Always keep in mind, people love to talk about their passions and not so much about their insecurities yet everyone has them and by opening up and sharing your struggles and your insecurities, you become instantly more relatable and thus likeable.

9. Minimize Complaining

We all feel like we want to complain every once in a while and that’s okay, however, if you complain constantly, you carry a negative aura with you and others don’t want to be around you because you just bring them down or make them feel bad. So what if you just have a natural negative outlook in life and that’s simply who you are? Well, in that case, I suggest you try to flip it around and try to see the positive things and frankly, if sometimes that’s too hard and you can’t find anything nice to say, it’s better not to say anything at all.

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Pitti Uomo 82

10. Make Everyone Feel Included

If you have a group conversation, there’s usually someone who speaks a lot more than someone else. If you pick up on that and you notice that someone is being quiet or just alone, it really pays to loop them back into the conversation by asking them a question.

Sven Raphael Schneider in White Tie keeping it real
Sven Raphael Schneider in White Tie keeping it real

11. Embrace A Positive Attitude

It makes sense to embrace a positive attitude because other people will like to be around you because it makes them feel positive. Usually, positive people uplift other people and don’t drain their energy. Sometimes, just reminding yourself of that is all it takes to be more positive.

Finally, it’s only fair to acknowledge that people have their own will and chances are some people will never like you and that’s okay. In those cases, it’s best not to focus on things you can’t change but the things you can do. If you apply these eleven tips in your social life, I guarantee you, you will be more liked.

So what are your secret tips to become more likeable? Please share with us in the comments and give us a thumbs up.


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“It’s sort of a vague song, but it comes back around to my Oma — my grandmother who’s 98 years old,” he explained in a recent interview. “Her memory is finally starting to go, but I feel like mine already like went. She still has a lot of memory, even despite that, but I’m sort of turning into her before I turn into my parents.”

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Hip Hop’s southern wunderkind, YGTUT releases his second single, “Mind Ya Business” off of the long-awaited I.O.U. EP. Produced by D. Sanders, TUT emphasizes the need to stay in your own lane and business. Since breaking out three years ago with Preacher’s Son, YGTUT is finally ready to re-enter the music scene.

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Strick spoke about his work stating, “I wanted to create an experience that was just as creative and unique as my style of music and felt that giving the listener a visual trailer that embodied the conceptual theme of See You When I Land was important. I’m thankful my team and the directors believed in my vision and were able to highlight it on screen.”

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Fans were surprised to see none other than Beyonce being relatable by shopping at Target. However, one source tells HollywoodLife that she is not planning her affordable shopping spree to be a one-time thing.

According to the insider, Bey has not only been to the department store before, she is totally willing to repeat the experience in the future too!

‘She likes doing what everyone finds regular because she wants to do regular things herself from time to time. It can’t always be glitz and glamour,’ the source went on to explain for the news outlet.

Apparently, going to places like Target means something special for the superstar.

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When she appeared at that particular Target on Monday, Beyonce was not alone!

Her firstborn, daughter Blue Ivy was with her as well, and that makes sense since previous insider reports have claimed she wants to raise her young ones in an as normal as possible environment as well.

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The communities where people live, work or go to school — in some cases down to the ZIP code or block — play an important role in health.

That’s why Kaiser Permanente will award grants totaling more than $ 15.5 million in the coming months to community-based and national charitable organizations working to ensure access to care and improve the conditions for health in the communities Kaiser Permanente serves.

“As a nonprofit health system, a vital part of our mission is to improve community health,” said Cynthia Telles, PhD, Community Health Committee board chair. “Our goal in Community Health is to address the root causes of poor health and engage our communities in identifying priorities and solutions.”

Some of the organizations that Kaiser Permanente will fund include:

ProCureWorks, a project of Health Care Without Harm, will increase access to healthy, sustainable and regionally sourced food in schools and health care systems in California.

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IRCO Africa House, an organization that provides culturally and linguistically specific services, will train African-American immigrants and refugees as community health workers in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

“We know health is about more than health care,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s chief community health officer. “We know food and activity play a critical role in health, and access to economic opportunity and education provides a foundation for healthy living. These grants are part of Kaiser Permanente’s efforts to improve all aspects of our communities’ health.”

Quarterly community grants such as these are part of the contributions that Kaiser Permanente makes each year to serve those most in need, collaborate to improve the conditions for health and equity in the communities it serves and apply technology to create community-based solutions. In 2017, Kaiser Permanente contributed more than $ 2.8 billion to improve health and wellness in communities across the country.

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When Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $ 13.4 billion back in June of 2017, many people found the move a bit curious. Now, about 18 months later, Amazon’s plans with the popular supermarket chain are finally starting to crystallize.

A few months ago, for example, Amazon announced that Prime members would able to receive discounts on Whole Foods purchases, with some items available at a generous 50% discount. And now comes word via The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to expand the cumulative number of Whole Foods stores across the country. The reason? It will significantly expand the pool of Prime subscribers who will be able to take advantage of Amazon Prime Now, the company’s free two-hour delivery service.

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Joe Tinker spent more than 12 years on dialysis with a failing kidney until the organ delivery driver got a transplant himself in August.

Fox 5 reports the D.C. man had been rejected for a kidney transplant in the past. Two years ago Tinker began working as a delivery driver for a company which coordinates deliveries of organs to transplant patients who need them.

Tinker’s doctors reportedly say advancements in medical procedures for organs from donors infected with hepatitis C allowed Tinker to receive a kidney faster than if he had kept waiting for a kidney without the infection.

“I didn’t want to sit in the house waiting to die,” said Tinker.

In August, Tinker got the transplant and his prognosis is good, according to Dr. Jennifer Verbesey, who specializes in transplants at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

“Hepatitis C organs used to be thrown out and now we know that we can use them for hepatitis C-positive patients, which is great,” said Dr. Verbesey. “His prognosis is great. His kidney is working very well and his hepatitis C is undetectable at this point and I expect him to have this kidney for many, many years.”

Tinker says, now that he’s benefited from the donation process, he plans to continue picking up and delivering organs for transplant.

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MUMBAI, India — Two high-profile couples, two extravagant Indian weddings, two Instagram-frenzy inducing events — but behind them both, one design duo: Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla, who not only created the brides’ opulent wedding outfits, but also the decor of both weddings.

The weddings of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in Rajasthan and Isha Ambani — the daughter of Mukesh Ambani, one of the world’s richest men and chairman and managing director of the $ 60 billion Reliance Industries — to billionaire Anand Piramal in Mumbai generated a slew of publicity for both couples (so much so that Chopra and Jonas were criticized for the estimated $ 800,000 cost) and attracted social media junkies worldwide who had never followed an Indian wedding before. Part of the fascination was the sheer flamboyance of the events, as well as the celebrity guests and performers — Beyoncé flew in for the Ambani wedding, for example. And Jani and Khosla dressed many of those guests as well, including one in a red tulle mirror sheet dress embellished with tiny mirror pieces and beads and an organza shoulder drape for the sangeet function, and separately a traditional dress in navy blue, with a low-waisted, embroidered multipanel skirt.

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The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On The Basis of Sex, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On The Basis of Sex, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero


The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, <em>On The Basis of Sex</em>, shows that social progress requires more than one feminist hero

On The Basis of Sex, a biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, takes place in the 1950s and ’60s—a time period that current conservatives nostalgically look back on as the height of America’s greatness. It was also a time when women without husbands couldn’t get credit cards and when Black women could not occupy the same spaces as their white counterparts. It was also a time when women were heavily discouraged from pursuing careers outside of nursing, teaching, and secretarial work—but Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) blazed a trail for herself.

The film could easily have been a shiny, feel-good tale about a singular feminist hero, but what makes On The Basis of Sex stand out to me is its acknowledgement of the diverse voices who influenced RBG, and its keen awareness of the fact that sex and gender discrimination affects everybody.

The movie shows Ruth’s journey through law school and her years as a professor at Rutgers University. In 1956, she is one of nine women attempting to pursue a law degree at Harvard Law School, where she is subject to continual exclusion and prejudicial behavior. Unable to find a job as a litigator, she becomes a professor at Rutgers University. Eventually her husband, Marty Ginsburg (Armie Hammer), who is also a lawyer, approaches her with a tax case that includes multiple forms of sex and gender discrimination. Charles Moritz (Chris Mulkey), an older man taking care of his invalid mother, is denied a tax benefit that assists caretakers responsible for children or older parents—a benefit that the law claims should only belong to women since men are providers and women are caretakers.

Over the next two years, Ruth and her husband Marty put their heads together to work on the case, hoping to set a precedent that could overturn 178 laws with similar forms of sex and gender discrimination. Through a large cast of supporting and minor characters, the film demonstrates just how many diverse communities and minds it takes to truly achieve equality. It cannot be achieved by one white hero.

For example many of Ruth’s students at Rutgers are women of color who represent a new generation of second wave feminists, assisting Ruth as she researches the case and inspiring her to broaden her ideas about how true equality is really achieved.


While there are several progressive men in the movie who play a role in the case—a major one being Marty, one of the few characters offering Ruth unwavering support—the movie makes a point to emphasize that even progressive men can hold sexist views. This is particularly demonstrated through the character of Mel Wulf (Justin Theroux), the ACLU legal director. Despite the ACLU’s reputation for being strong political lobbyists for civil rights, Mel initially discourages Ruth from taking on the case. He says that if she pursues it and loses, she’ll set the women’s movement back 10 years, Mel continually reminds Ruth of her lack of litigation experience, insisting that she won’t hold up in the Supreme Court.

In a particularly poignant scene, Ruth participates in a mock trial to prepare for the case. She presents her arguments to a table of her peers, including Mel, as well as Gerald Gunther and Pauli Murray (Sharon Washington), pioneers in the Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated American public schools. Mel and Gunther proceed to tell Ruth that she doesn’t have the litigation skills to handle the opening arguments, and that they’d prefer her husband Marty over her. They also insist that if Ruth presents the case to the Supreme Court as an issue of sex and gender discrimination, then they will lose.

But Pauli Murray, a Black lesbian feminist lawyer, believes that Ruth has the capacity to verbally present the argument in court, and suggests that Ruth and Marty equally split the responsibilities of the opening argument.

We see Pauli’s influence again when Ruth attempts to equate race and gender as unchangeable biological qualities. Pauli corrects her by emphasizing that race and gender are not the same—both are socially constructed, but ancestry and some physical traits play a role in how we perceive race. Gender, however, is how we express ourselves, and that doesn’t always line up with the biological sex we are assigned at birth.

Throughout the film, there are many women who offer similar advice to Ruth, including Dorothy Kenyon (Kathy Bates), a first wave feminist who attempted to overthrow sex and gender discrimination but ultimately failed, and Ruth’s own daughter Jane (Cailee Spaeny) who champions a more radical view of feminism that many progressive millennial women will identify with.

The film not only recalls an important historical event, but also provides a template for how we should pursue the fight for equality now. On the Basis of Sex puts Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s contributions to gender equality front and center, and her contributions were unequivocally groundbreaking. But the film’s director Mimi Leder knew to highlight the fact that social progress does not exist in a vacuum. There are no singular heroes or white saviors. Rather, as the film demonstrates, it takes a diverse cast of voices coming together to truly execute radical social change.

As Ruth Bader Ginsburg says in the movie, American culture doesn’t need a court to give it permission to change, but it does require the united commitment to equality evident in its namesake.

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If your name is on this list you’re more likely to become a millionaire

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When it comes to picking baby names, there are so many things to think about. Do you go for one of these almost-extinct monikers? Do you use the royals as name-spiration? Or do you attempt to predict the trends in advance and give your baby something from the list of popular 2028 names?

It can be tough to decide on the perfect one – but now there’s something else to think about when it comes to picking.

Linda Rosenkrantz at Nameberry.com told Pretty 52 which names make an individual more likely to become a millionaire, because apparently there’s correlation between the two.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the names that Rosenkrantz has selected below – does yours make the list?

Girls names most likely to become a millionaire

Lauren
Jacqueline
Liliane
Alice
Christy
Georgina
Salma
Gina
Yelena
Iris
Susanne
Abigail
Muccia

Boys names most likely to become a millionaire

Bill
William
Amancio
Warren
Carlos
Jeff
Elon
Mark
Larry
Lawrence
Michael
Charles
David
Gerald
Roman
Charles
Richard

Name not on the list? Don’t worry, it’s not clear just how much research there is to back it up – so we’d say get a ticket for the Euro Millions anyway.

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Selfridges Notches More Than 4 Million Pounds in Early Hours of Boxing Day Sale

LONDON — Footfall may have been down on Boxing Day, which marks the start of the winter sales in Britain, but for Selfridges, the pickings were rich.
The store, known for its bright yellow branding, said following a strong pre-Christmas trading period, it took in more than 4 million pounds in the first hours of the Boxing Day sale, which began Tuesday night online and Wednesday morning in-store.
Selfridges said it has already seen a 6 percent uplift on last year, and added that Boxing Day 2018 is on track to remain the retailer’s biggest trading day of the year. Selfridges doesn’t close until 9 p.m. local time, so final numbers are still unavailable.
The company said shoppers began arriving outside the Oxford Street store at 2:30 a.m. on Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, when estate owners and employers in Britain traditionally gave gifts to their employees. The store said it expected to see around 120,000 customers between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Look, 2018 was a great year for movies.

It was a year where Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz duked it out for a horny queen with a thing for rabbits; a CGI bear in a cute red hat warmed out hearts; world-savers were finally more diverse; 99 people in a room didn’t believe in Lady Gaga but one thankfully did; a twenty-something stand-up opened our eyes to Generation Instagram; and Nicolas Cage proved why he’s one of the most compelling actors around. Oh, and fucking Roma.

But there were also plenty of times where we felt the critical consensus had led us astray, and now that we’re in the throes of awards season, and everyone and their mother is cranking out year-end lists, it’s time to highlight some of the films that, in this writer’s humble opinion, have been way overpraised.

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Look, 2018 was a great year for movies.

It was a year where Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz duked it out for a horny queen with a thing for rabbits; a CGI bear in a cute red hat warmed out hearts; world-savers were finally more diverse; 99 people in a room didn’t believe in Lady Gaga but one thankfully did; a twenty-something stand-up opened our eyes to Generation Instagram; and Nicolas Cage proved why he’s one of the most compelling actors around. Oh, and fucking Roma.

But there were also plenty of times where we felt the critical consensus had led us astray, and now that we’re in the throes of awards season, and everyone and their mother is cranking out year-end lists, it’s time to highlight some of the films that, in this writer’s humble opinion, have been way overpraised.

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Women Are More Resilient Than Men To Extreme Physical Activity

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For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. It’s a time when we focus on visiting with family and friends, sharing meals, and bundling up to enjoy winter activities. But for some, winter and the holiday season can bring increased stress — and too much stress can take a toll on both mind and body.

Here are 4 tips to help you stay ahead of seasonal stress:

  1. Don’t try to do it all. Going from event to event can be exhausting. Focus on traditions, people, and activities that truly bring you joy — and give yourself permission to skip the rest. Think quality, not quantity.
  1. Spend time and money wisely. Create a budget and stick to it. Consider asking people what they want instead of feeling like you have to spend hours searching for the perfect gifts.
  1. Let go of perfection. It’s okay if your house isn’t spotless and that things aren’t made from scratch. Give yourself a break — and ask for help often.
  1. Give yourself the gift of self-care. Prioritize workouts, healthy eating and getting enough rest. Maintain your routine and do things that make you happy.

Other self-care strategies, tools, resources and activities for a healthy state of mind are available on the Wellness Resources page on kp.org/mentalhealth.

And remember, sometimes holiday stress can trigger more serious issues — or make existing mental health conditions such as depression worse. Many people need extra support this time of year. If you need help, it is important to discuss any concerns with your primary care physician or a mental health specialist.

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Black Eyed Peas ft. Nas “Back 2 HipHop,” Lil Jon ft. Kool-Aid Man “All I Really Want For Christmas” & More | Daily Visuals 12.18.18

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Last week Nas and Swizz Beatz linked up for a mesmerizing visual in “Echo” and today the Queensbridge king returns to assist The Black Eyed Peas on one of their tracks.

In the CGI backed visuals to “BACK 2 HIPHOP” the three man group don old school Hip-Hop clothes and gold while Nas’s verse features a rapping sphinx a la I Am…’s album cover. Pretty clever way to include Nas in the video.

Lil Jon meanwhile comes out of hiding and links up with Kool-Aid Man to get in the Christmas spirit in the clip to “All I Really Want For Christmas.” Whose idea was this?!

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THE BLACK EYED PEAS FT. NAS – “BACK 2 HIPHOP”

LIL JON FT. KOOL-AID MAN – “ALL I REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS”

YBN NAHMIR FT. WIZ KHALIFA – “CAKE”

O.T. GENASIS – “BAE”

DIZZY WRIGHT – “DON’T TELL ME IT CAN’T BE DONE”

SURVE FT. TINMAN3K – “FOUND MY WAY”

12HONCHO – “DEPRESSED”

CUZ LIGHTYEAR – “BACC ON MY BS”

YOUNG FRESH – “BREAKING MY HEART”

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President Donald Trump did a lot of tweeting this weekend and Jimmy Kimmel was there to break it all down Monday night.

With Christmas just over a week away, the late-night host predicted that it’s not “going to be a very jolly one for the president of the United States” because “Santa is bringing a stocking full of problems to Donald Trump.”

“It has been a terrible holiday season for him,” Kimmel continued. “He’s facing multiple criminal investigations, he’s losing cabinet members, he lost the House. And on top of everything else, the DNA tests he ordered came back, and Eric and Don Jr…. are his.” Trump is “so frustrated right now,” he added, that “he wants to build that wall just to bang his head against it.”

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Doctor Strange 2 holds on to director Scott Derrickson: Marvel is moving forward with a sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange with a planned 2021 release. The original’s director, Scott Derrickson, will take the helm again with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Benedict Wong returning on screen. Read everything we know so far here.

 

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T.I. ft. Victoria Monét “The Amazing Mr. F*ck Up,” Kodak Black “Testimony” & More | Daily Visuals 12.11.18

Source: INGLEWOOD, CA – AUGUST 27: Kodak Black arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images) 

Seems like the grown up thing to do for OG rappers is to own up to their past mistakes and after watching Jay-Z step up to the plate with “4:44,” T.I. seems to be ready to admit to his own f*ck ups.

In the Victoria Monét assisted visuals to “The Amazing Mr. F**k Up,” Tip finds himself explaining to his homies how his own selfishness led to his woman walking out the door and into the arms of another man.

Speaking of repenting, Kodak Black seems to be trying to make amends for his past as he finds himself in a church dipped in all white like a televangelist in his clip to “Testimony.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Diamond Blue featuring Young Thug, Usher and Zaytoven, and more.

T.I. FT. VICTORIA MONET – “THE AMAZING MR. F**K UP”

KODAK BLACK – “TESTIMONY”

DIAMOND BLUE FT. YOUNG THUG – “WTS”

USHER & ZAYTOVEN – “PEACE SIGN”

BIRDMAN & JACQUEES FT. NENO CALVIN – “GWSC”

JOHN HART FT. JUELZ SANTANA & TOO $ HORT – “WHISTLE”

JOHN GABBANA – “OUTDATED”

SNAP DOGG FT. SOB X RBE DA BOII – “KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY”

2FEET FT. YOUNG NUDY – “NO FREESTYLE”

YUNG BANS – “DID THAT DID THAT”

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WATCH: World News 12/10/18: More Than 1,600 Crashes Reported Across Storm Zone

Video shows officers in tug-of-war with mother over baby; Nuns allegedly confess to embezzling at least $ 500,000
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Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds

The research, covering 2014 to 2017, also showed the power of films that pass the Bechdel test, in which two female characters discuss something other than a man.
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Balangiga bells returned to Philippines by US more than a century later

Three war-trophy church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago were returned to the Philippines Tuesday morning. Two of the Bells of Balangiga, pictured, were at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the third was with the U.S. Army in South Korea.
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Best 4K TV deals: Save on LG, Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, and more

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In honor of Green Monday, we’ve gathered the best deals on 4K smart TVs from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy. If you’re looking for a new 4K TV to give as a gift for the holidays (or if you want to get something for yourself), we’ve got you covered with models from top manufacturers like Sony, LG Electronics, Samsung, VIZIO, and more on sale. We found deals on 4K TVs of various shapes and sizes, so there’s something for everyone on your shopping list.

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After marijuana helps patriarch with Alzheimer’s, his family pushes for more research

The Spier Family Foundation is funding research into the benefits of marijuana.
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A wintry storm hammering the Southeast grounds more than 1,400 flights, as airlines waive change fees

A large wintry storm that struck the Carolinas, Virginia and other parts of the Southeast prompts airlines to cancel more than 1,400 flights. Carriers waive change fees for passengers traveling to and from affected airports.
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Huawei executive’s arrest puts more pressure on Trump and Xi as they grapple over the global order

While the arrest of Meng Wanzhou did not stem directly from trade talks, it made them more complicated and sensitive. It also served as a stark reminder of the deep frustrations that underpin Washington's relationship with Beijing.
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More harassment allegations surface against Ted Baker CEO

There’s more to the hugging problem at Ted Baker than what was originally reported. The London-based fashion house — whose founder and chief executive, Ray Kelvin, has been accused by employees of sexual harassment including “forced hugging” — said on Friday that it has become aware of new “serious allegations” about Kelvin’s conduct. Kelvin is…
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Denim Première Vision Travels to London and Aims to Be More International

LONDON — Denim Première Vision is looking outward and repositioning itself on an international scale: For the first time in 11 years, the denim trade show was held outside Paris as part of a new strategy that will see the show land in a variety of locations.
London was the first stop in the fair’s “roving denim” strategy, which will see the exhibition touch down in markets with mature fashion industries. The two-day event wraps up Thursday at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.
For Guglielmo Olearo, chief executive officer of Première Vision, London offers a hotbed of creativity and contemporary fashion while also being an “unexplored market for denim. Our new positioning is very contemporary, fashionable and sustainable, and from what I can see so far, London touches on all these points,” Olearo said.
This year’s exhibition hosted 89 companies, ranging from weavers to garment manufacturers to technology developers. Olearo said these exhibitors were chosen to fit the year’s four themes: Discover, Care & Share, Performance and Personalization. According to Première Vision’s fashion director, Pascaline Wilhelm, personalization is the DNA of denim.
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Spier & Mackay $100 off Outerwear, Bonobos Tiers, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Bonobos 25% off $ 150 and 30% off $ 250 w/ MERRY

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Tiers. High tiers. But you guys know the drill, it’s Bonobos so it’s not tough to trip those tiers. New Year’s is just around the corner, so if you’re in the market for a velvet jacket for that evening, now’s the time to get it and any tailoring done that might need to happen.

 

Spier & Mackay: 2 Reg. Priced Suits from $ 549 | $ 100 off Outerwear w/ NEWCOAT

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Suit bundles are back and it looks like Spier & Mackay want to move some of their outerwear as well. Tons of suits available, but size and fit selection is all over the place. Best to just head there, hit the “refine” button, and sort by your size and fit. No code needed for the suit bundles. Just add them to your cart and the discount should show up once the 2nd suit is added.

 

EXPRESS: 40% off Everything

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Check the fiber content of the goods. It can be hit or miss. Cotton is great, but cotton isn’t wool. And wool is great, but wool isn’t wool blend (which when done right, can be great, but when done wrong, feels like a trash bag). Just know what you’re potentially paying for.

 

Ledbury: Ledbury: 20% Off $ 150, 25% Off $ 250, 30% Off $ 350

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The Combo Pick:  White Fine Twill Dress Shirt – $ 108.75 ($ 145), Blue Fine Twill Mid Spread Dress Shirt – $ 108.75 ($ 145) = $ 217.50 ($ 290) 

Not as good as Black Friday, but… that’s why Black Friday is Black Friday. Still, any savings from Ledbury is super appreciated. No promo code required. Runs through December 14th in honor of their 9th anniversary. Should work on more than just shirts… but their shirts? Holy crap are they something.

 

Saddleback: Spend $ 300 get $ 50, Spend $ 500 get $ 100

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What the bloody hell has gotten into Dave over at Saddleback? Dude never does deals. Seems like he’s been all about the fun promos lately (I think this might be killing him inside, but… ah well). Anyway, you spend $ 300+ or $ 500+ and they’ll email you an e-gift card for $ 50 (if you spent $ 300+) or $ 100 (if you’re a big spender and went higher than $ 500). Shown above is the new and improved Saddleback thin brief. Full review here.

 

BONUS  Huckberry: LeviMoon – $ 239.98 ($ 289)

LeviMoon Lamp

Ah yes. The most unnecessary but totally absurdly cool home accessory. Good God that’s a lot of money ($ 240!!) for what amounts to a small lamp. But…

What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon Mary.

If you use the Levi Moon and It’s a Wonderful Life to propose this holiday season? You don’t have to cite your source. I swear. Get after it young fella.

 

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Jaden Smith “Goku,” Euro Gotit ft. Gunna “Kodak Dat” & More | Daily Visuals 12.4.18

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Though he started out his career mainly known as “Will Smith and Jada Pinkett’s son,” over the past few years Jaden Smith’s really been coming into his own as both an actor and a rapper and it seems like he might just be able to stand out on his own when it’s all said and done.

For his visuals to “Goku” the new age Karate Kid takes to Japan where Dragonball Z was born and shows that the anime series hero isn’t the only one who knows how to shoot a Kamehameha wave out his hands. Pretty good CGI used for that shot.

Back in the US Euro Gotit links up with Gunna find themselves in the crosshairs of law enforcement but ball outta control regardless in the visual to “Kodak Dat.”

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JADEN SMITH – “GOKU”

EURO GOTIT FT. GUNNA – “KODAK DAT”

KANDY K – “TRYNA GET IT”

PROBLEM – “ABOUT THAT TIME”

R-MEAN FT. CHRIS WEBBY & JASON FRENCH – “BABYLON”

DC THE DON – “JEFFREY DAHMER”

B.LOU – “MARVELOUS”

SOLDIER KIDD – “SOUR K”

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Archaeologists are closing in on more Dead Sea Scrolls

More Dead Sea Scrolls may be hidden in two newly discovered caves in Israel. LiveScience reports that the caves, dubbed 53b and 53c, are near caves where the famous artifacts were found. However, archaeologists excavating the sites have yet to find any new scrolls. In a paper presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research…
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Feds Order More Weekend Inspections Of Nursing Homes To Catch Understaffing

The federal government announced plans Friday to crack down on nursing homes with abnormally low weekend staffing by requiring more surprise inspections be done on Saturdays and Sundays.

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will identify nursing homes for which payroll records indicate low weekend staffing or that they operate without a registered nurse. Medicare will instruct state inspectors to focus on those potential violations during visits.

“Since nurse staffing is directly related to the quality of care that residents experience, CMS is very concerned about the risk to resident health and safety that these situations may present,” the agency said in a notification to state inspection offices.

The directive comes after a Kaiser Health News analysis found there are 11 percent fewer nurses providing direct care on weekends on average, and 8 percent fewer aides.

Residents and their families frequently complain the residents have trouble getting basic help — such as assistance going to the bathroom — on weekends. One nursing home resident in upstate New York compared his facility to a weekend “ghost town” because of the paucity of workers.

Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition, an advocacy group in Manhattan, welcomed the new edict but said it was only necessary because state inspectors have not been properly enforcing the rules already on the books.

“The basic problem is the states don’t take this seriously,” Mollot said. “How many studies do we have to have, year after year, decade after decade, saying it all comes down to staffing, and there are very few citations for inadequate staffing and virtually all of them are identified as not causing any resident harm?”

CMS said it will identify potential violators by analyzing payroll records that nursing homes are now required to submit. Those records, which became public this year, showed lower staffing than what facilities had previously told inspectors during their visits, according to the KHN analysis.

“CMS takes very seriously our responsibility to protect the safety and quality of care for our beneficiaries,” CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a statement.

The nursing home industry criticized the heightened scrutiny.

“Unfortunately, today’s action by CMS will enforce policies that makes it even more difficult to meet regulatory requirements and hire staff,” said Dr. David Gifford, senior vice president of quality and regulatory affairs at the American Health Care Association, an industry trade group, in a written statement. “Rather than taking proactive steps to address the national workforce shortage long-term care facilities are facing, CMS seems to be focusing on a punitive approach that will penalize providers and make it harder to hire staff to meet the shared goal of increasing staffing.”

Currently, a tenth of inspections must occur during “off hours,” which can be either a weekend, or during a weekday before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. But for facilities that Medicare identifies as having lower weekend staffing, half of those off-hour inspections—or 5 percent of the total — must be performed on Saturdays or Sundays.

Medicare requires nursing homes to have a registered nurse on site for at least eight hours every day, but according to the payroll records, a quarter of nursing homes reported no registered nurses available at least one day during a three-month period. Since July, Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare website for consumers has highlighted homes that lack sufficient registered nurses and lowered their star ratings. Nursing Home Compare has downgraded ratings for 1,402 of 15,600 facilities for gaps in registered nurse staffing, records show.

The new directive instructs inspectors to more thoroughly evaluate staffing at facilities Medicare flags. The edict does not mean a flurry of sudden inspections. Instead, Medicare wants heightened focus on those nursing homes when inspectors come for their standard reviews, which take place roughly once a year for most facilities.

But what may appear to be staffing scarcities in payroll records may instead be clerical problems in which nurse hours are not properly recorded, say some nursing home officials.

Katie Smith Sloan, president of LeadingAge, an association of nonprofit providers of aging services, said in a statement that some homes are still struggling to adapt to the new data collection rules.

“We’ve been voicing our concerns to CMS and will continue to do so,” she said.


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Pending home sales fall 2.6% in October as more buyers are priced out

Expectations for a stronger housing market in October fell short. Pending homes sales, a measure of signed contracts to buy existing homes, fell 2.6 percent compared with September, according to the National Association of Realtors. 
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The Week in Movie News: Holiday Movie Guide, First Look at ‘Artemis Fowl’ and More

The Week in Movie News: Holiday Movie Guide, First Look at 'Artemis Fowl' and More

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The movies to see this holiday season: We highlight 21 big movies worthy of your attention through the end of the year, from holiday family fare to the most notable awards contenders. Check out our slideshow guide to this season's movies, including Mary Poppins Returns, here.

 

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How banning plastic could be more harmful to the environment

A plastics ban could cause even more environmental harm, say experts. TV shows such as the BBC’s “Blue Planet” have highlighted the damage done by littering the sea. But changing to glass or metal could double global energy consumption and triple greenhouse gases, said scientists at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Instead, they are calling for…
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Instagram is about to get even more cliquey

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Buckle up kidsInstagram is about to get even more cliquey. 

The app added a new “close friends” feature that will let you post Stories that are only viewable to a select group of your followers. What could go wrong, right?

Instagram first teased the feature, then called “favorites,” last year in response to the growing popularity of “finstas,” secondary, often secret, accounts that people use to share content within a smaller circle of friends.

Now, more than a year after it started testing the tool, it’s rolling out “close friends” to everyone. The feature, which will be in the latest version of the app,  allows you to specify whether you want all your followers to be able to view your Story or only the select few whom you’ve designated as “close friends.” Read more…

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Allen Edmonds Boot Sale, Early Nordy Savings, & More – The Thurs. Men’s Sales Handful

Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend or a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out. 

 

Allen Edmonds Up to 25% off select boots

Boot season is very much here. And while these aren’t in the basement in terms of how low prices can go, $ 370 for a pair of ships and returns for free, first quailty Daltons (especially with the Dainite sole) is nice and fair. Review of the Daltons can be found here, while the CXL Higgins Mill review can be found here.

 

Nordstrom: Save Up to 50% Men’s Sale Section

So the gift card deal that they were running is done, but it looks like a lot of in-season stuff has made its way into their sale section early. They DO run a massive half-yearly sale after Christmas (stay tuned for a 12/26 post running down all the best that ends up in their sale section,) but this feels like a nicer preview than in years past.

 

Massdrop: Glycine Combat Sub Auto – $ 329.99 FINAL ($ 1500)

Lots of color and case finish options for the range. These have been gone off Massdrop for quite a while. Look, it’s not a $ 1500 watch. But it’s a hell of a watch for $ 330. Swiss made, automatic movement, Sapphire Crystal, 200m water resistance, etc. Lots of good specs here. Estimated ship date is December 27th, so, happy new year to you?

 

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off Sale Items

Seems like a pretty scatter-shot selection. Sizes are pretty scattered no matter what you’re after, but an extra 50% off is an extra 50% off. Just be careful of the final sale items that are lurking in there. Discount happens at checkout. Don’t forget that cardmembers should still get an extra 10% off with BRCARD.

 

Massdrop: Woodlore Cedar Shoe Valet Starter Kit II – $ 54.99 FINAL ($ 79.95)

Massdrop: Woodlore Cedar Shoe Valet Starter Kit II

That’s a lot of shoe-care goodness for under $ 55. Yes, it’s final sale, but it’s not like this thing isn’t gonna “fit.” Great for the guy just getting into style, or, the guy who’s into style but doesn’t have a good place to store his shoe care stuff quite yet. You get the cedar shoe valet/stand, plus: Black carnauba shoe wax, Burgundy carnauba shoe wax, Brown carnauba shoe wax, Neutral carnauba shoe wax, 4 cloth applicators, 2 polish daubers, and 2 small horsehair shine brushes.

 

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Children who start school a year early more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have a 30 percent higher risk for ADHD diagnosis than peers born in September, which may reflect over-diagnosis.
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Guangzhou Auto Group Chairman Sees Fewer Cars, More Services in the Future

Automobiles are becoming vehicles in a different sense. The cars of the future, besides ferrying people from A to B, will also act as conduits for value added services, opening up new opportunities for the mobility sector.

Speaking at the Fortune Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, Bill Peng, a partner at PwC’s consulting subsidiary Strategy&, highlighted three ways advances in technology will impact the auto industry. Firstly, products will be more creative. Secondly, car ownership will decline. And lastly, the auto industry supply chain will be transformed as automakers vie to provide more longterm customer services.

Peng’s second point is a particular threat to carmakers in China. In August a report from Strategy& revealed that 79% of Chinese car owners would give up their vehicles if on-demand, autonomous vehicles, also known as “robotaxis”, became available. For comparison, in Europe that percentage is 47% and for the U.S. Peng thinks the proportion is only around 30%.

Zeng Qinghong, the chairman of Guangzhou Auto Group (GAC) says his company is already responding to that challenge. Last year GAC expanded its business focus to include the realm of mobility as a service, or MaaS – a market which Peng predicts will be worth $ 200 billion globally by 2020. At last year’s Guangzhou auto show, GAC unveiled its iSPACE concept car, offering a glimpse of what pivoting towards MaaS might look like for the automaker.

The iSPACE was developed in partnership with Tencent, the Chinese tech giant most famous for its instant messaging service, WeChat. The autonomous electric vehicle runs on Tencent’s “AI in Car” operating system, which enables it to recognize users as they enter the vehicle, and customize the driving experience to suit their tastes – selecting music, tv shows, and even preferred routes.

Tencent, which announced major restructuring in October to focus on business services, might seem like an odd partner for an auto company but Zhong Xiangping, Tencent’s head of Intelligent Mobility Services, says the pairing plays well with what the company calls the “attention economy”.

In short, the attention economy means the longer Tencent can retain a consumer’s attention, the more money it stands to make. In the future, passengers of autonomous vehicles will provide a potentially lucrative and certainly captive audience.

Zeng summarizes, “The space within a car is limited, however within this limited space you can have unlimited life.” Or in other words when it comes to monetizing MaaS, it’s the journey not the destination.

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When a city feels good, people take more risks

What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or Formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday life (sunshine after many days of rain or a win by a local sports team) are correlated with a change in a city’s mood and an increased likelihood that it’s citizens will do risky things like gamble.
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More STEM Learning Access for Underrepresented Students

REDMOND, Wash. — Kaiser Permanente today announced that it has joined with Washington STEM to support smart, scalable solutions that lead to opportunities for those students most underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields. Washington’s students — particularly students of color, girls and young women, and students from low-income and rural communities — need access to more STEM learning to ensure they have the skills they need to succeed at high-demand careers and continue growing Washington’s economy. Kaiser Permanente’s 2-year, $ 1.2 million partnership will help fund STEM programs in schools across the state.

“We take pride in joining with Washington STEM to support direct efforts creating equal access to education pathways that will help more than half a million students prepare for the jobs of the future,” said Susan Mullaney, president of Kaiser Permanente Washington.  “A prescription for health includes access to education and career-track jobs, both of which are as critical to the health of a community as exercise, healthy eating and staying active.”

The new investment will build on active partnerships with Washington STEM’s regional networks and dozens of school systems throughout the regions, including the largest systems in the state — Seattle, Spokane and Tacoma.

Kaiser Permanente’s investment in Washington STEM programs will fund an expansion of existing programs in schools throughout the state. The two organizations are supporting smarter, sustainable solutions and look forward to achieving a greater impact together.

“Through our partnership with Kaiser Permanente, we’ll be able to accelerate and expand our impact across the state. Kaiser Permanente shares our belief that our health care and other fast-growing industries will be even more innovative when their workforces reflect the diversity of Washington state,” said Caroline King, CEO of Washington STEM. “It starts with ensuring our earliest learners have fun with math and moves to supporting students year over year to be inspired and prepared to lead in the game-changing STEM careers of today and tomorrow.”

The partnership between Kaiser Permanente and Washington STEM will have real, on-the-ground near-term impacts:

  • Tracking 641 more students to earn credentials and be ready to thrive in STEM careers by age 26.
  • Serving an additional 16,028 children ages 0-8 in Early STEM.
  • Equipping more than 600 additional early educators and parents/family members to support early math learning, especially for children of color and children from low-income communities.
  • Exposing 500,000 students across 45 local school districts in King, Snohomish, Spokane and Pierce counties to high-demand career pathways.

“It is imperative that our schools provide every student with a well-rounded education that affords her or him many options for a successful future,” said Damien Pattenaude, Ed.D, superintendent of Renton School District and Washington STEM board member.  “There are many pathways for success for our students who enter STEM fields. With partners like Washington STEM and Kaiser Permanente, we can continue to ensure there is equity in preparing every student for access and opportunity in choosing those pathways.”


About Washington STEM
Washington STEM is a statewide nonprofit advancing excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. For more information, go to www.washingtonstem.org.

About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington are committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

 

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Takeoff “Casper,” Joell Ortiz & Apollo Brown “Grace Of God” & More | Daily Visuals 11.27.18

 

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A few weeks ago Takeoff became the second of the three Migos to drop his first dolo effort The Last Rocket and though he’s only dropped one visual in support of the project today he returns with the re-up.

Coming through with a clip for the album cut “Casper,” Takeoff keeps with the album title’s space theme and goes on an interstellar adventure with a gang of thick young women and a homie in a spacesuit. We guess Takeoff is able to breath in space without one.

Back on earth Joell Ortiz and Apollo Brown get their OG on and use old school footage of hood life back in the day to remind everyone that they come from harder times in their clip to “Grace Of God.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Young Thug featuring Gunna and Lil Baby, Benny The Butcher, and more.

TAKEOFF – “CASPER”

JOELL ORTIZ & APOLLO BROWN – “GRACE OF GOD”

YOUNG THUG FT. GUNNA & LIL BABY – “CHANEL”

BENNY THE BUTCHER – “BROKEN BOTTLES”

TRAPBOY FREDDY – “GO”

SHERWOOD MARTY – “FASHO FASHO”

SHY GLIZZY – “LIVE UP TO THE HYPE”

OBN JAY FT. JAYDAYOUNGAN – “BIG OLE”

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‘The Last Emperor’ Director Is No More

Oscar award-winning veteran film director Bernardo Bertolucci died of cancer after a short illness in Rome. He was 77.

While the Italian director won two Oscars for “The Last Emperor”, his “Last Tango in Paris” won critical acclaim for his bold visual style and its explicit sexual content.

The film was about a US hotelier who begins a sexually charged relationship with a beautiful young French
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Apartments are getting smaller – but renters are paying more

The average size of newly built apartments in the U.S. is shrinking, but rents are still rising. Millennials appear to be more willing to pay for smaller units that are located in urban centers, where rents are highest. 
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U.S. Consumer Confidence Pulls Back More Than Expected In November

Reflecting a pullback in expectations, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday showing a bigger than expected decrease in U.S. consumer confidence in the month of November. The Conference Board said its consumer confidence index dropped to 135.7 in November after rising to 137.9 in October.
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Best Cyber Monday 2018 Deals: PS4, Xbox, Switch, Gaming Laptops, Samsung TVs, and More

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Black Friday is over but that doesn’t mean you have lost your chance at scoring a great deal. Cyber Monday 2018 officially starts tomorrow, Monday November 26, but many deals from Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy have gone live today. Many of these deals will be available though the entire “Cyber Week”. After that, prices generally go back up to MSRP so you better start checking off your shopping list now. In addition, we’ll be posting in real time on social, so make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Here are the Cyber Monday deals that are now live.

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More Choices, More Convenience

GIG HARBOR, Wash.— Patients will soon have more choices for convenient, connected care as Kaiser Permanente today revealed the upcoming opening of its newest location. The Kaiser Permanente Gig Harbor facility will open on December 26 and is the first of five new locations the organization is opening in the next year, further expanding patients’ access to their choice of high-quality providers in great facilities.

“I’m proud to be providing our growing membership with access to excellent care right here in Gig Harbor,” said Byron Doepker, MD, Physician in Chief of the new Kaiser Permanente Gig Harbor location.  “My team and I are ready to serve our patients in a brand-new facility.”

The new location at 5216 Point Fosdick Road NW, #102, will feature primary care, lab services, EKG, diabetic retinal scan, and behavioral health. Kaiser Permanente members can now choose to visit one of the experienced, expert providers at the new location. Members can always call, click or come in with options including a 24/7 consulting nurse phone line, online visits, secure online care chat and CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente at Bartell Drugs.

“I feel immensely fortunate to be working with an incredible team in preparing this clinic,” said Dr. Doepker, “I can’t imagine being handed a better opportunity to show what is possible.”


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente, which includes Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington, is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Lindsey Graham says Saudi crown prince will not get a pass if ‘he’s making the world a more dangerous place’

Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker and others want an all-senators briefing about any potential role of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.  


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The Diplomats ft. Belly “On God,” Kodak Black ft. Travis Scott “Zeze” & More | Daily Visuals 11.22.18

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After a 14-year hiatus The Diplomats finally reunited for their highly anticipated comeback album Diplomatic Ties and to accompany the release of their album come through with a clip for an album cut.

For their military themed clip to “On God,” Belly joins the Dip Set on a battlefield where the team gets ready for war in their bunk while poppin’ bottles and puffing on piff. Maybe they’re stationed at the border where they don’t have to be on point cause there ain’t no actual threat to the nation.

Kodak Black meanwhile links up with Travis Scott and makes the most of a green screen and utilizes some simple special effects in the background for his visual to “Zeze.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Jaden Smith, Translee featuring T.I., and more.

THE DIPLOMATS FT. BELLY – “ON GOD”

KODAK BLACK FT. TRAVIS SCOTT – “ZEZE”

JADEN SMITH – “PLASTIC”

TRANSLEE FT. T.I. – “CATCH THIS WAVE”

JACQUEES – “HOUSE OR HOTEL”

REASON – “WHAT I DO FREESTYLE”

YFN LUCCI FT. YFN TRAEPOUND, YFN STEP & YFN MONEY – “BUST IT DOWN”

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Best Black Friday 2018 Deals: PS4, Switch, Xbox, Amazon, Walmart, and More

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US weekly jobless claims rise to a more than 4-month high

The number of Americans filing applications for jobless benefits rose to more than a four-month high last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.
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Vanessa Hudgen’s Denim, Meghan Markle’s Coat and More Celeb Style on Sale for Black Friday

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Robert De Niro, Grace Hightower Split After More Than Two Decades

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It’s over for Robert De Niro and his wife Grace Hightower. The 75-year-old actor married Hightower in 1997 after dating for a decade. The pair share two children together, a 20-year-old son named Elliott and a 6-year-old daughter named Helen Grace, whom they had via surrogate.

According to PEOPLE, this isn’t the first time the couple has separated. In 1999 the “Meet The Fockers,” actor publicly engaged in a custody dispute over their son, but the two eventually worked things out and the divorce was never finalized.

2018 hasn’t been kind for a few celebrities in the love department. CNN’s Van Jones, Wendy Raquel Robinson‘s husband Marco, “Cosby Show” actor Joseph C. Phillips, Kevin Garnett‘s wife Brandi “Soul Food” star , Vanessa A. Williams, and Tisha Campbell-Martin all filed for divorce this year.

 


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California wildfires death toll reaches 86, more than 500 still unaccounted for

Hundreds of people remain missing in the wake of a pair of deadly wildfires that have been burning across both ends of California.
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Mexico detains caravan of more than 200 Central American migrants

MEXICO CITY — Mexican immigration agents on Wednesday detained almost all of the Central American migrants on a fourth caravan that recently entered Mexico seeking to reach the United States. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said 213 migrants were detained and taken to a processing center. Those found to lack proper documents may face repatriation to…
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A$AP Rocky “Sundress,” Mic Handz ft. Sean Price “Conceit” & More | Daily Visuals 11.20.18

 

Just when you thought that the mannequin challenge was officially dead and gone, A$ AP Rocky decided to resurrect the internet trend from a few years ago for his latest video.

In his visuals to “Sundress,” Pretty Flacko hits up the club where everyone in attendance is seemingly frozen in time and he finds himself starring down the barrel of a gun. Gunners are apparently immune from the mannequin challenge.

Sean Price fans meanwhile are in for a treat as they get to see the Hip-Hop legend living, breathing and rapping one last time in Mic Handz clip to “Conceit.”

Check out the rest of today’s drops including work from Young Buck, Blac Youngsta, and more.

A$ AP ROCKY – “SUNDRESS”

MIC HANDZ FT. SEAN PRICE – “CONCEIT”

YOUNG BUCK – “WHERE THEY DO THAT AT”

BLAC YOUNGSTA – “BULLSH*T”

VISION FT. SKYZOO – “WILL BOY”

TEE GRIZZLEY FT. BRYAN HAMILTON – “HUSTLIN”

SEGURA VIUDAS FT. LION BABE – “OPEN UP TO JOIN THE CHORUS”

VANJESS – “ANOTHER LOVER”

LOCKSMITH – “CLOUDS”

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Interview: ‘Creed II’ Director Steven Caple Jr. Talks ‘Rocky’ Movies, Training Montages and More ‘Creed’ Sequels

Interview: 'Creed II' Director Steven Caple Jr. Talks 'Rocky' Movies, Training Montages and More 'Creed' Sequels

 

Before Ryan Coogler directed the original Creed and Steven Caple Jr. followed up with Creed II, the two filmmakers attended USC together as film students. Coogler was a senior when Caple Jr. was a freshman, and they formed a bond that would eventually act as a catalyst for Caple Jr. — who had only directed one feature film previously, 2016's The Land — to lead the Creed sequel.

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American Repertory Theater presents ExtraOrdinary, a cabaret retrospective celebrating ten years of musical theater at the A.R.T. The limited run began on Friday, November 16 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and ends on Friday, November 30, 2018.
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