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Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser now has a name, and the Republican Party’s bid to swiftly lift him onto the Supreme Court may be spinning out of control.


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Turkey’s Autocratic President Has Named a New Chair of Its Sovereign Wealth Fund: Himself

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appointed himself chairman of Turkey’s sovereign wealth fund and got rid of the entire management staff that had presided over two years of inaction.

Zafer Sonmez, head of Turkey and Africa for Malaysia’s government investment vehicle Khazanah Nasional Bhd, was named general manager. Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak, Erdogan’s son-in-law, will also sit on the board, according to a decree published in the Official Gazette.

The overhaul comes two years after the fund was formed to try and capitalize on state assets and put a lid on market turmoil in the wake of a failed coup attempt. But the fund’s goals and strategy were never clearly defined and internal strife led to the firing of its first chief executive officer after Erdogan publicly expressed his disappointment.

The shakeup consolidates the president’s influence over another key financial institution in Turkey. Erdogan had promised in an interview with Bloomberg in May to exert greater influence on economic policy after he was given expanded executive powers following an election in June.

He’s delivered on that pledge, ousting the old guard of policy makers who’d guided the economy since 2002 and giving himself the sole authority to make appointments at the central bank and other state organizations.

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The wealth fund has stakes in assets including Turkish Airlines, Turk Telekom, state lenders TC Ziraat Bankasi AS and Turkiye Halk Bankasi AS, state oil and pipeline companies, the national postal service, the stock exchange, the national lottery and national railway.

Since its formation, officials have debated the purpose of the fund, with some saying the companies should be managed to add value in line with a traditional sovereign vehicle, while others argued that its assets could be deployed to subdue market turmoil. Others pushed for the assets to be securitized and for the state to borrow against them.

In the shakeup, Erdogan ousted one of his own advisers from the board, Yigit Bulut. The new board members include Rifat Hisarciklioglu, head of the Turkish chambers of commerce; Huseyin Aydin, head of the banking association and Ziraat CEO; Arda Ermut, the head of Turkey’s investment support and promotion agency; Erisah Arican, a professor and member of the Borsa Istanbul board; and businessman Fuat Tosyali.

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Riot BlockChain CEO John O’Rourke is out, interim CEO is named in wake of unrelated SEC charges

The CEO and chairman of Riot BlockChain has resigned in the wake of unrelated charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against him for alleged fraud in connection with other companies.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry named their new dog—here’s what it may be inspired by

The pup of Sussex finally has a name. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle adopted a dog, reportedly a Labrador Retriever, at the end of August—and their new addition will go by Oz, PEOPLE has confirmed. A source also shared that the dog has been joining them at their country getaway in the Cotswolds area and Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London.

It’s unclear what exactly the inspiration for the dog’s name was, but perhaps it’s a reference to the couple’s first official royal tour, which will take place this fall. They’re heading to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. Australia is also the location of the next Invictus Games, a Paralympics-style event that Prince Harry, 33, created for wounded and injured service members. The name could also have literary origins: a famed 1818 poem by Percy Shelley, “Ozymandias,” explores the fate of Egyptian ruler Rameses II and contains the line, “‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings.”

Meghan, 37, is a known dog lover. Before moving to London, she had two rescue pups at her home in Toronto; one of whom, a beagle named Guy, relocated with her across the pond. The other, Bogart, was gifted to friends. Guy, meanwhile, has been embedded into Meghan’s new royal life, and was at her feet as she sat for her hair and makeup on her wedding morning.

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Meghan Markle/Instagram

Harry and Meghan’s move mirrors that of his brother Prince William and Kate Middleton, who got Cocker Spaniel Lupo shortly after their wedding, settling him into life with them in Anglesey, North Wales.

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The newlyweds recently made their first public appearance following their summer break. They attended a special West End performance of the smash musical Hamilton to raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale, which he set up alongside his friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The couple, who previously saw the hit show during a night out around Valentine’s Day earlier this year, were guests of honor, alongside Hamilton creator and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. As well as seeing the show, the trio met the cast and crew on the stage of London’s Victoria Palace Theatre.

Upcoming events for Prince Harry and Meghan include the annual awards night on September 4th for Prince Harry’s charity WellChild, which works on behalf of seriously ill children and their families and caretakers, and on September 6th, the 100 Days to Peace gala, an evening of music marking the centenary of the end of World War I at Central Hall Westminster.

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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Named No. 2 on Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential People in Health Care

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” in 2018. Tyson is ranked No. 2, along with 11 other leaders, as “disrupters” shaping the future of health care. This is the fifth consecutive year Tyson has been named to the prestigious list.

Tyson is an advocate for reimagining the health care system and its total health model to deliver more affordable, accessible, high-quality care. He also is leading Kaiser Permanente to improve health outcomes by expanding its role to proactively address the social determinants of health — focusing on areas such as gun violence research, mental health and wellness, thriving schools, food insecurity, and affordable housing and homelessness.

“This recognition is a tribute to the more than 216,000 employees and 22,000 physicians who work tirelessly every day to make lives better and improve health in the communities we serve,” Tyson said. “Our strategies are consistent with our legacy of continual innovation that ensures better care, better access and greater affordability. To make a significant difference, we must now go beyond what is traditionally expected of a health care organization, and I’m passionate about how we are extending our reach in new ways to make our members and communities even healthier.”

Two Kaiser Permanente leaders were named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list this year. In addition to Tyson, Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, dean of the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, is ranked No. 100.

Now in its 17th year, Modern Healthcare’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list continues to honor individuals for their leadership and impact in the health care industry.

“Last year was unlike any other in the health care industry, and that is reflected in our unique take for the current list,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “The disrupters on our list aren’t waiting for cues on how to transform the industry. Their leadership is bold, visionary and ripples across the economy.”


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Kaiser Permanente 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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A 10-Year-Old Named Clark Kent Has Flown Past a Michael Phelps Record

Ten-year-old swimmer Clark Kent Apuada of California has grabbed attention in his sport after finishing first in seven events at the Far West International Swimming Championship, and breaking Michael Phelps‘s own record in the 100-meter butterfly, a record set by the all-time-winningest Olympian back in 1995. And Phelps himself has already become a fan of the young athlete with the famous name.

“Most people just call me Clark, but now when I beat Michael Phelps’ record, they start calling me Superman,” the burgeoning aquatic superstar told CBS News. (Soon, they might also be calling him Aquaman, given the nature of his powers.)

His coach further told CBS that the swimmer is interested in being “a scientist, an Olympic gold medalist for the United States, and a black belt. He’s on track for all of those things.” No big deal.

While the soonest that Apuada could think about heading to the Summer Olympics is 2024 in Paris, France — at which point he will be 16 — Phelps himself already has an eye on the aspiring champion.

“Big congrats to #clarkkent for smashing that meet record,” Phelps tweeted on Tuesday. “Keep it up dude!” (Luckily for everyone involved, Phelps’s own progeny — including two-year-old Boomer and new baby Beckett — may already be practicing in the pool with their famous dad, but they won’t be eligible for Olympic competition until at least 2032 and 2036, respectively.)

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Bechara Choucair, MD, Richard Isaacs, MD, FACS, Named to Modern Healthcare’s ‘Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders’ for 2018

Kaiser Permanente physician leaders Bechara Choucair, MD, and Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, today were named to Modern Healthcare’s annual list of the Top 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders for 2018.

As chief community health officer, Dr. Choucair, who ranks No. 10 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads Kaiser Permanente’s national community health strategy aimed at improving the health of its members and the 65 million people within the communities it serves. Dr. Choucair recently announced the funding of research that looks at the effects of guns on the health of communities.

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Dr. Isaacs, who ranks No. 15 on Modern Healthcare’s list, leads the advancement of clinical quality standards at Kaiser Permanente regions in Northern California and Mid-Atlantic States as CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. He also serves as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation, the Oakland-based consortium supporting the work of the eight self-governed, physician-led Permanente Medical Groups. The 22,000 physicians who comprise the Federation provide exclusive care for more than 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente patients and members in eight states and the District of Columbia.

“I am honored to be recognized alongside my colleague Dr. Isaacs and the other extraordinary leaders on this prestigious list,” says Dr. Choucair. “This recognition not only pays tribute the Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses who deliver best-in-class health care every day to our patients, but also it honors our deep and important work to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

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“This recognition is a tribute to the tremendous work our outstanding physicians, nurses and staff do every day to deliver exceptional care and service to our patients,” says Dr. Isaacs. “I’m proud to represent their incredible work, and to help showcase Permanente Medicine as the model for how health care should be delivered throughout our country.”

The Modern Healthcare honor recognizes physicians working in all sectors of the health care industry who are steering their organizations and the health care delivery system through dynamic, challenging times. The 2018 Top 50 list also includes industry leaders such as U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb (No. 1), Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy (No. 8), and Sue Desmond-Hellmann (No. 21), CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Isaacs, board certified in otolaryngology, is also actively involved in medical education and has served as a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the UC-Davis School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine and California Northstate University School of Medicine. In his first year leading The Permanente Medical Group, he’s advanced the organization’s clinical quality standards and fostered an environment to help physicians rediscover joy and meaning in medicine.

Dr. Choucair, a family physician by training, holds an MD from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in health care management from the University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Choucair was the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health for five years before serving as senior vice president, Safety Net Transformation and Community Health at Trinity Health.

To view the complete Top 50 list, visit the Modern Healthcare site.

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Virgil Abloh Named Louis Vuitton’s Menswear Designer


NEW YORK (AP) — Paris-based fashion house Louis Vuitton has named Kanye West collaborator Virgil Abloh as its new menswear designer.

The 37-year-old is founder of the Off-White label and will become, alongside Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing, one of only two people of color in charge of a major fashion house. He replaces Kim Jones, who left in January to become men’s wear designer for Christian Dior.

In a statement, Abloh said “I find the heritage and creative integrity of the House are key inspirations and will look to reference them both while drawing parallels to modern times.”

Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke Monday praised Abloh’s “innate creativity and disruptive approach (that) have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today.”

The company says Abloh’s first show will take place during men’s fashion week in Paris in June.

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Q-Tip Named Artistic Director Of Kennedy Center Hip-Hop Council

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has named Q-Tip the artistic director and advisor-at-large of its new Hip-Hop Culture Council.

In a video introducing the council, the influential rapper and A Tribe Called Quest member talked about his goals as director.

“With hip-hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that preceded it,” said the emcee, who has served as the Hip-Hop Culture Center’s artistic director since 2016. “I want to begin at the beginning of the culture and help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.”

Q-Tip explained that the council collective “reflects the creative, social, and intellectual wealth of the Hip-Hop community. The members are the embodiment of what we stand for and all that we aspire to achieve with the Hip Hop Culture program.”

 In a video published by The Kennedy Center introducing the council, Q-Tip explains that “you can’t run [hip-hop] by yourself; you need people you can dialogue, exchange, and build with…and that can be said for pretty much any kind of industry.”

“We selected people who thrive for excellence, have achieved excellence, and who desires it — not just for themselves — but for people, at large,” he says. “It’s just a must to have that, especially when we’re in this creative realm of trying to put together great programming in an esteemed house like The Kennedy Center.”

According to the center, the intention for the council is to “create new pathways and deepen public knowledge of Hip Hop, contribute to broader Center-wide initiatives, and strengthen the burgeoning Hip Hop Culture program at the Kennedy Center.”

The council will also include other legendary hip-hop icons such as Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Bobbito García a.k.a Kool Bob Love, Common, Fab 5 Freddy, Grandmaster Caz, Grant Hill, J.PERIOD, Jason King, Kierna Mayo, Large Professor, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Mimi Valdés, Pharoahe Monch, Robert Glasper, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Xavier “X” Jernigan, and 9th Wonder.

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'The Shape of Water' Named Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards

The Shape of Water won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards, one of the few surprises of this year's ceremony. Additionally, the movie won for Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Director, for Guillermo del Toro's incredible vision. With just four wins, the fantasy drama was the most honored film of the night. 

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Woman of Power Alicia Boler Davis Named Black Engineer of the Year

Along with 40 other honorees, General Motor’s Alicia Boler Davis, will be celebrated as the Black Engineer of the Year next weekend by US Black Engineer (USBE) magazine at its annual BEYA STEM Conference in Washington, DC.

The award will make Boler-Davis the sixth woman recipient of the award in the scientific and technical magazine’s 32-year history.

Her historic rise through the ranks at GM has been well chronicled and celebrated since she joined the company in 1994—serving in various engineering and manufacturing leadership positions.

She had been with the company for a couple years when she became fascinated by assembly plants’ complexity and challenges, Davis told The Detroit Free Press.

“No one said ‘We don’t have women running our manufacturing plants,’ even though at the time, we didn’t,” she said. “I said, ‘You know what? I think I want to run this place. At the time, it wasn’t like I saw women doing it. I just felt like it could happen.”

She said she mentioned it to her manager at the time, he made some phone calls and the rest was history.

History was what she made when she became the first African American female plant manager in 2007. She went on to serve as GM’s vehicle line director and vehicle chief engineer for small cars, and plant manager for Lansing’s Consolidated Operations and Arlington Assembly. Her efforts helped the automotive giant earn top spot among major automakers with the best quality, according to J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Initial Quality Study, which measures quality problems reported during the first 90 days of ownership.

“I was the first African American woman to run a GM assembly plant, and it was no big deal. It didn’t feel like something odd,” Boler-Davis told The Detroit Free Press. “I’d had the (right) assignments and experiences. I had demonstrated my ability to get things done, work with a team, and work with the union.”

She received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and a master’s in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“Throughout my career, I was pushed to try new things—things that I hadn’t done before, and things that I couldn’t have imagined doing,” Davis said when she was honored with the 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year at the 2016 Trumpet Awards. “I truly believe that each of us can put our talents to use to change the world if we are willing to be bold, to take risks, and to write the books that need to be written.”
Davis is also a member of the Northwestern University McCormick Advisory Council, a board trustee of the Care House of Oakland County, a member of the OnStar/Shanghai Board of Directors, and Executive Liaison for the GM WOMEN leadership board.

The 2018 BEYA nominees are:

Black Engineer of the Year
Mrs. Alicia Boler Davis
Executive Vice President, Global Manufacturing
General Motors

 

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Mr. Darryl Farrow
Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion
The Boeing Company

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Mr. Drew Valentine
Vice President, People & Culture
IBM

Career Achievement – Government

Mr. Timothy Bridges
Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection
U.S. Air Force

Career Achievement – Industry

Dr. Charles Johnson-Bey
Cyber Solutions Engineering and Technology Director
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Community Service – Industry

Mr. Steven Brown
President of Dreams, Imagination & Gift Development Program (DIG)
Gas Turbine Controls Engineer
General Electric

The Dean’s Award

Mr. Derek McGowan
Diversity Outreach Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Education Leadership – K-12 Promotion of Education

Ms. Tokiwa Smith
Executive Director
Science, Education, Mathematics Link Inc.

Education Leadership – K-12 Promotion of Education

Mr. Gregory Chappelle
Michigan DoD STEM Coordinator and HBCU/MI Liaison Officer
U.S. Army TARDEC

Educational Leadership – College-Level Promotion of Education

Dr. Terri Norton
Associate Professor
University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Captain Jason Fischbach
Lead Engineer – Power, Space, and Cooling
U.S. Air Force

Most Promising Engineer – Government

Ms. LaAndrea McDonald
BMDS Test Data Manager
Missile Defense Agency

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Mr. Hamza Syed
Lead Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Most Promising Engineer – Industry

Ms. Chandria Poole
Deputy Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Government

Mr. Reginald Williams
THAAD Post-Production and Sustainment Lead
Missile Defense Agency

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mr. Kent Etienne
Technical Lead Engineer, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
The Boeing Company

Outstanding Technical Contribution – Industry

Mrs. Arissa Hodges
Group Leader/Lead Communications Engineer
The MITRE Corporation

Professional Achievement – Government

Mr. Byron Williams
Programs and Project management Branch Chief
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mrs. Kathryn Hamilton
Engineering Program Manager
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Professional Achievement – Industry

Mr. Eric Biribuze
Product Line Lead
Corning Incorporated

Research Leadership

Mr. Andrew Adams
Acting Assistant Section Supervisor
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Senior Technology Fellow

Dr. Jon Goldsby
Materials Research Engineer
NASA Glenn Research Center

Senior Technology Fellow

Mr. Nathan Brooks
Associate Technical Fellow, Technical Lead Engineer
The Boeing Company

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. David Hill
Worldwide Sales Engineer Intern
Cisco Systems

Student Leadership – Undergraduate Level

Mr. Bright Tsagli
College Assistant
Bronx Community College

Technical Sales and Marketing

Mr. Karoom Brown
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy
Leidos

The 2018 BEYA Gala will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC on Saturday, Feb. 10.

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Sports Tech Veteran Damon Phillips Named GM of NBC Sports

NBC Sports Regional Networks has appointed Damon Phillips as the new General Manager of NBC Sports Washington. The sports media veteran previously worked at ESPN in various executive level roles for the last 10 years. Most recently, he served as ESPN’s Vice Technical President, Product Management.

“I took this role because I wanted to be a part of something special, and I truly believe we have the opportunity to create the regional sports network of the future with NBC Sports Washington,” Phillips told Black Enterprise in an email.

The announcement was made last week by Ted Griggs, the President and Group and Strategic Production & Programming Leader at NBC Sports Regional Networks. “Damon has a deep understanding of the sports business and a strong background across all media platforms,” said Griggs in a press release. “His expertise and strong leadership qualities make him the perfect leader to advance our growth in this important market.”

With his new position, Phillips will oversee the network, which is the official broadcaster for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, NFL’s Washington Redskins, and ACC. He will also serve as the network’s liaison with Monumental Sports Network to help identify business opportunities to grow both networks and work in unison. He will report directly to Griggs.

During his time as VP of Technical Product Management, Phillips provided strategic counsel to company leaders on ways to leverage technology to enhance content, operations, and monetization efforts. He also played a significant role in building ESPN’s live video streaming mobile coverage and tech devices while serving as VP of ESPN3 and WatchESPN. “He was a driving force behind ESPN’s first direct-to-consumer video product during the Cricket World Cup as VP of Digital Direct to Consumer Services,” reads the release.

In addition to working for ESPN, Phillips has over 20 years of experience working with sports programming, operation, and marketing. He has held roles at USA Football, DirectTV, Disney Regional Entertainment, and the NBA. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University on a football scholarship and graduated with honors.

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Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Medicare Plan Named Highest Performing in Nation on Key Quality Measure

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s Medicare plan was named the highest performing in the nation in the prevention of potentially harmful drug disease interactions in the elderly, according to the 2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance Medicare Quality Compass® report.

The annual Medicare Quality Compass report assesses the performance of more than 300 Medicare health plans throughout the nation in 30 measures of effectiveness of care. Including NCQA ranking data from previous years, 2017 marks the 13th year in a row that Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare and Medicaid plans were recognized as the No. 1 health plan in Hawaii, and the 10th year its commercial plan has received top marks in the state.

“Medication management is extremely important for kupuna patients, who can experience serious adverse side effects that may lead to falls, hospitalization and other medical emergencies,” said Linda Puu, vice president of Quality, Safety and Service, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “Our providers and staff are committed to keeping seniors safe from dangerous drug interactions, aided by our integrated care delivery model and leading electronic health record system, which helps flag potential issues.”

Kaiser Permanente health plans were honored with a number of quality care accolades in 2017. Earlier in the year, Kaiser Permanente’s Medicare plan received the highest rating of 5 out of 5 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Kaiser Permanente’s commercial plan was also named the highest performing plan in the nation in three measures of quality care in the 2017 Quality Compass – Commercial report. Locally, Kaiser Permanente performed higher than any other Hawaii health plan in 26 of 42 measures, including prenatal care, comprehensive diabetes care and controlling high blood pressure.

The annual NCQA Quality Compass rankings are based on combined scores of Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®). Complete results are available at www.ncqa.org.

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Kaiser Permanente 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 Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal 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 Hawaii is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, community health, and providing patient-centered total health for the people and communities of Hawaii. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

 

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McKinsey & Co. senior exec Thomas Barkin named new head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

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Rihanna Named Most Influential Fashion Celebrity – Here’s 10 Reasons Why

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Lyst has named Rihanna the world’s most influential celebrity in fashion after tracking over 100 million searches on their site, checking the page views and accessing sales data across 5 million fashion products from 12,000 designers and stores.

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Jay Ellis Named 2018 Ambassador for American Black Film Festival

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Actor Jay Ellis, best known for his role on HBO’s Insecure, has been named the 2018 celebrity ambassador for the American Black Film Festival, which was launched by Jeff Friday over two decades ago.

 

 

 

“Jeff’s vision for ABFF and his continued passion to create a platform for storytellers and content creators of color has been inspiring to me and many others,” Ellis said in a press release. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of building on the mission of ABFF.”

The festival returns to Miami next spring for its 22nd year, June 13 to June 18. Recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the world, ABFF is dedicated to fostering talent of African descent—both in front of and behind the camera.

“Diversity and equal opportunity for people of color are just some of ABFF’s main goals for film and television,” Ellis elaborated, in a statement on Instagram. “It’s a platform with a mission to keep moving forward.”


“We are delighted to welcome Jay Ellis to the ABFF family. His commitment to new and diverse stories embodies the mission of this festival,” said Jeff Friday, CEO of ABFF Ventures, in a press release.

In addition to his role as Lawrence on the critically acclaimed Insecure, which screened at ABFF this year, Ellis has a number of impressive acting credits. He starred as Bryce “Blue” Westbrook on the hit BET series The Game and had roles on Masters of Sex, Grace and Frankie, How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy, and NCIS.

Ellis is currently on location in Cape Town, South Africa, filming Sony Pictures’ The Maze, for the big screen with producer Neal Moritz. He recently wrapped production on the indie film A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night, co-starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good and directed by Qasim Basir.

“Jay’s career trajectory exemplifies the importance of supporting and uplifting our own. We feel very fortunate to have him as our 2018 ambassador and are excited about what his participation will bring to our event.”

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Ruth Brinkley Named President of Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente announced today that Ruth Brinkley is the new president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, which includes Oregon and markets in Vancouver and Longview/Kelso, Washington.

Brinkley comes to Kaiser Permanente from KentuckyOne Health, Kentucky’s largest integrated health system, where she has served as CEO since 2012. KentuckyOne is a division of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems.

“Ruth’s deep experience in integrated and nonprofit health care systems makes her a great fit for this important leadership role,” said Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson. “Her commitment to improving access to high-quality care is very reflective of Kaiser Permanente’s mission. Ruth understands the ever-growing demands of consumers. I look forward to her contributions in the Northwest and to our entire organization.”

KentuckyOne was created in 2012 by the merger of Jewish Hospital & Saints Mary and Elizabeth HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In 2013, the University of Louisville Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center joined KentuckyOne. Brinkley is credited with successfully overseeing post-merger systems integration and optimization, along with expanding signature programs in heart and cancer care for the benefit of citizens across Kentucky.

Brinkley, who began her health care career as a nurse, has also served as president and CEO of Carondelet Health Network in Tucson, Arizona, and as president and CEO of Memorial Health Care System in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Brinkley will report directly to Gregory Adams, executive vice president and group president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals.

“Ruth’s expertise in leading local and regional health systems, her patient focus and her drive for continually improving operations will help us deliver on our promise of providing high-quality, affordable health care,” said Adams.

“I am excited and honored for this opportunity to serve the communities of the Northwest Region” Brinkley said. “Kaiser Permanente has a remarkable legacy of excellence and innovation in health care. I am looking forward to building upon that legacy to bring total health to new members and additional communities in this great region.”

Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region provides health care and coverage to more than 570,000 medical and 260,000 dental members at 34 medical offices, 20 dental offices and two hospitals. Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s Medicare plan the highest possible rating of 5 out of 5 stars for the seventh year in a row.

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1 in 5 grandparents hate what you’ve named your kids

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I think one of the most stressful decisions you have to make as a new parent is naming your baby.

Sure, it may not affect their health or well-being or long-term character development (or…does it?), but it’s a decision that will follow them for the rest of their lives. And everyone has an opinion on the matter.

Now, on top of all of that, a survey of over 2,000 grandparents on Gransnet found that 1 in 5 grandparents can’t stand the names parents choose for their children. There were the usual objections — that the kids’ names were too hard to pronounce, or odd, or “made-up.” But others were upset that their suggestions weren’t used, or that a family name had been passed over. Some just think the names are plain ugly. One grandma complained that her granddaughter’s name — Elsie — sounded old-fashioned like “an old lady with droopy drawers.”

The surprising thing is that a lot of these names are common ones — even ones on the BabyCenter list of most popular names of 2017. You can see the entire list of names they disliked here (Charlotte?? Who could hate Charlotte? It’s a princess name, for heavens’ sake).

I was talking about this study with some of the other BabyCenter writers, and one mentioned that she avoided any grandparental objections by naming her kids after the grandparents themselves (brilliant). We, on the other hand, had two grandmas who were both teachers…and anyone who has been a teacher has a very long list of unacceptable names that remind them of that one awful kid in class five years ago. Fortunately, the grandmas either like the names we picked, or are too polite to tell us otherwise.

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One thing I would advise, though: Although we were terrible at keeping the gender of our babies a secret, we did keep their names a secret. Early on with my oldest, I was telling someone the names I was considering, and she wrinkled up her nose at one and said, “Really?” and I realized I didn’t want anyone’s input. My husband and I were the only two whose opinions mattered on this…and it’s much harder to ridicule a baby’s name once he’s here and named than it is when you’re just throwing out ideas. So we stopped sharing our ideas and just made the announcement once the baby was born. So far, no one has said a word about the kids’ names since.

Since it’s too late now for grandparents to change their grandchildren’s names (and it’s not their right anyway), the best thing to do is…nothing. Don’t bring it up. They could even go one step further, and make sure they’re not doing any of these annoying things, either. Their terribly named grandchildren will thank them for it.

Did your family or friends comment on the name you picked?

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Fortune has named the 50 most powerful women in business and they are incredibly inspiring

From tech CEOs to big time beauty names, these are the business women to look up to this year

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You would be forgiven for thinking that 2017 has been a bleak year for women in business, with sad revelations about the realities of the gender pay gap and sexual harassment emerging each week.

Thankfully there’s some good news – for the 20th year running Fortune has released their 2017 list, ranking the 50 most powerful businesswomen – and just looking at the list is getting us empowered.

From the CEOs of Pepsi and Facebook to the COO of Facebook and the President of Hershey, these influential women cover all spectrums, with Reese Witherspoon just falling short of a mention, ranking 51st for the launch of her Emmy award winning production company, Pacific Standard, and her lifestyle brand, Draper James.

These 50 women prove that when it comes to business, women are right there at the forefront, so if you’re feeling disempowered, give this a read…

1. Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO, General Motors
2. Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
3. Marillyn Hewson
Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin
4. Abigail Johnson
Chairman and CEO, Fidelity Investments
5. Sheryl Sandberg
COO, Facebook

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6. Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President and CEO, IBM
7. Meg Whitman
CEO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
8. Safra Catz
Co-CEO, Oracle
9. Phebe Novakovic
Chairman and CEO, General Dynamics
10. Ruth Porat
SVP and CFO, Alphabet

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11. Lynn Good
Chairman, President and CEO, Duke Energy
12. Helena Foulkes
President, CVS/Pharmacy
13. Angela Ahrendts
SVP, Retail, Apple
14. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube
15. Tricia Griffith
President and CEO, Progressive

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16. Cathy Engelbert
CEO, Deloitte
17. Pam Nicholson
President and CEO, Enterprise Holdings
18. Ann Marie Campbell
EVP, U.S. Stores, Home Depot
19. Geisha Williams
CEO and President, PG&E Corporation
20. Debra Reed
Chairman, President and CEO, Sempra Energy

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21. Karen Lynch
President, Aetna
22. Sandra Peterson
Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson
23. Heather Bresch
CEO, Mylan
24. Marianne Lake
CFO, JPMorgan Chase
25. Margaret Keane
President and CEO, Synchrony Financial

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26. Amy Hood
EVP and CFO, Microsoft
27. Mary Callahan Erdoes
CEO, JPM Asset Management, JPMorgan Chase
28. Judith McKenna
EVP and COO, Walmart
29. Barbara Rentler
CEO, Ross Stores
30. Leanne Caret
President and CEO of Defense, Space & Security, Boeing

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31. Denise Morrison
President and CEO, Campbell Soup
32. Vicki Hollub
President and CEO, Occidental Petroleum
33. Shari Ballard
Senior EVP and President of Multichannel Retail, Best Buy
34. Debra Crew
President and CEO, Reynolds American, British American Tobacco
35. Kathleen Murphy
President, Personal Investing, Fidelity Investments

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36. Lynne Doughtie
Chairman and CEO, KPMG U.S.
37. Mary Mack
Senior EVP and Head of Community Banking, Wells Fargo
38. Julie Sweet
CEO, North America, Accenture
39. Carolyn Tastad
Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble
40. Bridget Van Kralingen
SVP, Industry Platforms, IBM

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41. Crystal Hanlon
President, Northern Division, Home Depot
42. Shira Goodman
CEO, Staples
43. Jennifer Taubert
Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
44. Anna Manning
President and CEO, Reinsurance Group of America

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45. Michele Buck
President and CEO, Hershey
46. Deanna Mulligan
President and CEO, Guardian Life Insurance
47. Bonnie Hammer
Chairman, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, Comcast
48. Mary Dillon
CEO, Ulta Beauty
49. Margo Georgiadis
CEO, Mattel
50. Anne Finucane
Vice Chairman, Bank of America

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Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named ‘most dangerous’ in online searches

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.
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Patti Smith Named 2017 John Lennon Real Love Award Honoree

Patti Smith will receive the John Lennon Real Love Award at the Theatre Within's 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute, taking place December 1st at Symphony Space in New

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‘Game of Thrones’: Who Are The Men Named Aegon Targaryen?

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from the Season 7, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones, entitled “The Dragon and The Wolf.” Proceed at your own risk.

Game of Thrones fans have known Jon Snow’s true lineage since Season 6.

In Sunday’s Season 7 finale, they learned his true name: Aegon Targaryen. He is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Bran Stark used his greenseer abilities to witness the interaction between Jon’s mother, Lyanna, and her brother, Eddard. As she lay dying, Lyanna revealed the child’s name, and made her brother pledge to protect him.


Aegon Targaryen was the child of the secret union between Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark.

Ned eventually claimed Jon as his own bastard son, carrying the secret to his death. However, the identity of Jon’s true parents is now known to Bran as well as Samwell Tarly, and they plan to tell Jon when he returns to Winterfell.

There are many implications to Jon learning his true identity. As Rhaegar was the crown prince and Jon a legitimate child, he is the rightful heir to the Iron Throne. There’s also the uncomfortable reality that he just slept with his own aunt, Rhaegar’s younger sister Daenerys Targaryen.

Others Who Bore the Name

Jon isn’t the only person to bear the name Aegon Targaryen.

In fact, Rhaegar had another son named Aegon Targaryen. This Aegon was Rhaegar’s son with his first wife, Elia Martell. Aegon, his sister Rhaenys, and his mother were all killed in The Sack of King’s Landing by The Mountain.

To confuse matters more, both Jon and Aegon’s great-grandfather was also named Aegon. This man, Aegon the Unlikely, sat on the Iron Throne. He was the father to “Mad King” Aerys Targaryen.

Still confused? Check out our primer on Aegon Targaryen above.

Let’s just hope that after he learns his true identity, the still-living Aegon will go by his much shorter name, Jon Snow.

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Kayleigh McEnany named RNC spokeswoman

Former Donald Trump surrogate Kayleigh McEnany has been named the new spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee. McEnany, who had been a contributor to CNN since leaving the Trump campaign, ​last appeared over the weekend on Trump’s Facebook page promoting the president’s agenda. “Kayleigh will be an integral part of our Party’s ongoing commitment to…
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Kelsey Grammer Is Opening a Brewery Named After His Daughter

Grab your bottle openers: Kelsey Grammer is almost ready to unveil his very own brewing company.

In an interview with Kelly Ripa and guest host Anderson Cooper on Live with Kelly and Ryan Tuesday, the Last Tycoon actor said the only thing that stands in the way of full operation is getting the location up to standard.

“We’re working on it. It’s very hard because it’s in a watershed, so you have to do a lot of stuff for water treatment, waste disposal — all that stuff,” he said. “And it’s important so we’re doing that.”

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Named Faith American after Grammer’s youngest daughter, the brewery is housed in upstate New York on property he bought decades ago in hopes of revitalizing the town that holds special meaning for him. The location is a barn on a dairy farm he used to visit for Thanksgiving as a kid.

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“That was always my favorite place in the world,” he said. “It was such a prosperous place and then it really fell on hard times.”

By opening the business, Grammer hopes to revitalize the Delaware County neighborhood. “I always wanted to return this particular place to a sense of thriving community that would lift everybody up a little bit,” he said.

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Grammer experimented with flavors of the beer, and says what they’ve settled on for Faith American ale — the first drink to roll out soon — is “fantastic.”


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Rihanna Named Harvard University’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna may be widely celebrated for her music, but now she’s accepting a different type of honor—for her humanitarian work.

The 29-year-old singer has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year and will accept the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony on campus next Tuesday.

“Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” said Harvard Foundation director S. Allen Counter.

The vocal philanthropist also created the Clara Lionel Foundation in honor of her grandmother and grandfather to improve health, education and arts and culture around the world. The charity offers a scholarship program for students attending college in the U.S. from Caribbean countries.

Last month, Rihanna traveled to Malawi to spend time with key educators, government officials, students and mentors to promote education on behalf of her foundation and as the ambassador for Global Citizen and the Global Partnership for Education, a multiyear campaign that will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.

“met the bravest, most humble kids and young women this week! I can’t wait to share more!” she shared in an Instagram post of the trip.

In the fall, she headlined the organization’s annual Global Citizen festival.

And who could forget the moment when pop royalty and real royalty met? Prince Harry joined Rihanna on World AIDS Day in her native Barbados to make a statement on HIV. The two did an HIV finger-prick test “to show how easy it is to be tested for HIV,” Kensington Palace announced.

Each year, Harvard University presents the award to a prominent public-spirited leader. She joins past honorees James Earl Jones and tennis player Arthur Ashe.

Rihanna will be presented with the award at 4 p.m. at the Sanders Theatre on Feb. 28.

 


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Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named ‘Druggie’. Seriously.

There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this.

Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie. 

The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow palette. Now, we get that fashion is an art form, even in a globally commodified context, and far be it for us to stomp on creative expression.

But by the time you have finished reading this article, it’s likely that somebody in the United States will have died of an opioid overdose. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 500 people, many of them young, are dying every week. Every 15 minutes, a new dead body is turning up in an emergency room, making orphans of children, breaking the hearts of parents and grandparents, the scourge of an entire generation.

Responding to complaints, Sephora has apologized but has not said it will drop the name. “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. Please DM us for more information,” the company tweeted Friday in reply to a protest.

When reached by The Huffington Post, Sephora had this to say: “We deeply apologize to anyone who was offended by the name of this shade. We would never seek to do that. The shade was in a limited edition palette and was not planned to be re-ordered.”

HuffPost has reached out to Urban Decay and is awaiting comment.

Ryan Hampton, a recovery advocate for Facing Addiction told HuffPost that, while the apology is “a step in the right direction, Sephora clearly needs an education on substance use disorders. The recovery community is standing at the ready, and it’s our hope that their CEO not only pulls this product immediately but joins the national fight to face addiction.”

Still, Urban Decay’s ‘Druggie’ eyeshadow points out a big problem in the fashion and beauty industries, which have long histories of glamorizing addiction, even in the midst of the nation’s drug epidemic.

Hampton told HuffPost that Sephora said it would be meeting next week to decide how to handle the situation.

In the meantime, here’s a petition to help nudge them in the right direction.

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Ryan Reynolds Named Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year, Posts Hilarious Oscar Campaign Video for Deadpool

Ryan Reynolds is not letting his latest accolade distract him from his Oscar hopes.

The Deadpool star was named Man of the Year by Harvard University student theater group the Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Friday, meaning he will be roasted, as per tradition, by the student group on Feb. 3 in Cambridge, Mass.

While the honor, given by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization, puts Reynolds in a league with previous winners like Chris Pratt, Neil Patrick Harris and Robin Williams, there’s another special club the actor wants to be a part of above all else.

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RELATED: Check out These Hilarious Golden Globes Posts from Ryan Reynolds, Maisie Williams & More

Undeterred by his recent Golden Globe loss, Reynolds took to Twitter on Friday to post a hilarious Oscar campaign video for his film Deadpool. The post, which comes just under a week after Reynolds lost the Golden Globe race for best actor to Ryan Gosling, gives some insight into how difficult it was for him to get his passion project to the big screen.

The video is a rundown of Deadpool by the numbers, explaining that the film required, “600 lbs. of chimichangas, four pairs of a**less chaps … 117 script pages,” and so on. It also mentions Reynolds received “42 rejection letters from Fox,” the studio that ultimately produced the movie, in reference to the 11 years he spent trying to get it made.

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The Parent Soup Baby Name Finder: Real Advice from Real Parents Who Have Named Their Babies and Lived to Tell about It…

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When you need advice from other parents who have named their babies and lived to tell the tale Your husband wants a junior. Your mother keeps hinting at an archaic family name. Your best friend is pushing the name Jeremiah. And you haven’t even started thinking about what will happen if the baby is a girl Take a deep breath because help is at hand. Parent Soup–the ultimate on-line destination for parents–has collected more than 15,000 names from its popular "Baby Name Finder" and the best advice from real parents who have already played the name game. Read this book and get insight on everything you need to know when choosing a name, such as:

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