Trump questions why Kavanaugh accuser didn’t call the FBI after alleged assault

President Donald Trump questioned Thursday why the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault didn’t call the police 36 years ago, when she says the incident happened.


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Brett Kavanaugh is willing to answer questions on allegations, has hired an attorney

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is not opposed to sharing his point of view, answering more questions or providing more information about a recent allegation of physical and sexual assault, whether it be through congressional committee staff interviews or closed or open testimony, two sources close to the process have told CNN.


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Activist Investor Questions Perry Ellis Acquisition Deal

The battle for Perry Ellis International might be heating up again.
On Thursday, Water Island Capital disclosed a 5.5 percent ownership stake in the company and in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing said it “does not believe that the merger consideration” by Feldenkreis Holdings LLC “represents fair value to the Issuer’s shareholders.” It went on to say that it is “considering various options and remedies to maximize the value of its shares in connection with the merger.”
As reported, in mid-August, the Perry Ellis Special Committee ended discussions with Randa Accessories which had submitted a higher $ 444 million offer for the company and reiterated a commitment to a $ 437 million transaction it inked with former chief executive officer George Feldenkreis to take the company private. Randa had offered $ 28.90 a share to Feldenkreis’ $ 27.50.
The special committee said the decision was a response to news that an inbound licensor would not approve a change in control of the license to Randa should it buy the company. It said the inbound licensor was the company’s largest, leaving speculation that it was Nike Inc., which has a business with Perry Ellis valued at more than $ 100 million.
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Woodward’s revelations raise disturbing questions about Trump

If Bob Woodward is right, the United States and the world face an imminent, dangerous emergency: There is an “unhinged” “liar,” a “fifth grade” intellect and an aggrieved and abusive “Shakespearean king” raging in the Oval Office.


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Andrew McCutchen deal comes amid questions about Aaron Judge

NEW YORK — It finally happened. But what took so long? With slugging superstar Aaron Judge still ailing and languishing on the disabled list because of a broken bone in his wrist, the New York Yankees made a move late Thursday night that should have come weeks ago. Welcome to the Bronx, Andrew McCutchen. Now come get the pinstripes you ought to have been wearing since the last day of July. As Judge continues to recover from a chip fracture in his right wrist, the Yankees have agreed to a trade with the San Francisco Giants for McCutchen, a source told ESPN’s Buster Olney. McCutchen, a 31-year-old, five-time All-Star outfielder, will bolster the Yankees’ offense and defense until their big power-hitting, hard-throwing, 26-year-old right fielder can come back. And when that will be remains anybody’s guess. Consider the following five words from manager Aaron Boone’s pregame news conference…
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‘You Have to Respect the Office.’ Tiger Woods Deflects Questions About His Friendship with Trump

Tiger Woods on Sunday deflected questions about his relationship with President Donald Trump, telling a reporter that “you have to respect the office” of the President regardless of personal opinions.

Woods, who appeared at a news conference after tying for 40th place at the Northern Trust, avoided going into specifics when a reporter asked about his friendship with Trump. However, he did note that he has known the President “for a number of years,” Sports Illustrated reports.

“Well, he’s the President of the United States,” Woods reportedly added. “You have to respect the office. No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office.”

Woods, who has golfed with a number of former presidents, said Sunday that his relationship with Trump began before he took office, and has continued into his presidency. Last year, for example, the duo played a round together at Trump International Golf Club in Florida, which Woods looked upon favorably at the time, according to USA Today.

“What most impressed me was how far he hits the ball at 70 years old. He takes a pretty good lash,” Woods reportedly wrote on his website. “Our discussion topics were wide-ranging; it was fun. We both enjoyed the bantering, bickering and needling.”

Trump commented on the matter Monday, criticizing “the fake news media” for asking Tiger about the President.

Woods stayed circumspect on other topics as well. When a reporter asked about race relations during the news conference, Woods declined to comment because he had “just finished 72 holes” and was “really hungry,” according to Sports Illustrated.

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Trump issues statement of praise after ignoring McCain questions

President Donald Trump offered brief plaudits for the recently passed Sen. John McCain in a statement on Monday after responding only with silence to questions about the Vietnam War veteran.


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Reversals and clean-up deepen questions about Trump and Putin’s one-on-one

When President Donald Trump insisted he meet his Russian counterpart one-on-one, he cited the potential for leaks as rationale to bar aides from attending the session.


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Questions for Peter Strzok focused on bias

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Questions, tears, finger-pointing: How the policy of separating immigrant families at the border unfolded

The week is ending the way it started — with lots of confusion about the policy that resulted in separating immigrant children from their parents.


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9 Questions You Have About ‘Hereditary’ But Are Too Afraid To Ask

If you’ve been to see Hereditary, you may well be reading this in a darkened room, shaking and rocking back and forth. But as well as being one of the most truly chilling horror movies of the modern era, it’s also one of the most nuanced, with clues, hidden meanings and Easter Eggs, scattered all across its two-hour plus running time. Here we delve into the things you might have missed, or indeed, things you might have spotted, but didn’t quite understand. No need to thank us.

Oh, and you should really know, SPOILERS follow. Like blood flowing from a severed head…

Is the Demon Real?

Paimon isn’t a creation of director Ari Aster. Whether he’s real or not is still TBD but he is an actual documented demon dating way back, with appearances in the 17th century spell book Lesser Key Of Solomon and the French occultist Collin de Plancy’s 1818 tome Dictionnaire Infernal. Aster says he chose Paimon because “the devil has been done to death” and Paimon was his favourite option that came up during his research prior to making the film.

He’s certainly got some sick powers: making spirits appear, reanimating the dead, holding his breath indefinitely underwater. Sometimes he takes the name of Paimonia, sometimes Paymon, sometimes he isn’t a ‘he’ at all – American occultist Poke Runyon has suggested Paimon is a woman. Most agree that he/she rides a camel. Whatever you want to call the movie’s Big Evil, we can agree that, disturbing as it was, the final scene of the movie was missing something, and what it was missing was a camel.

Where Have I Seen the Treehouse Scene Before?


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Seem familiar?

If you found the last scene in the treehouse familiar, good spot. The director says it’s a homage of sorts to the seminal 1955 Charles Laughton directed movie Night Of The Hunter. Based on the 1953 novel by Davis Grubb, the book, and the subsequent film, are inspired by the crimes of Harry Powers, who murdered two widows and three children, and was hanged at Moundsville State Penitentiary in West Virginia in 1932.

It’s widely viewed as the greatest movie that isn’t Citizen Kane. Legendary French film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma even says as much (but in French obviously). If you’ve never seen it, Night Of The Hunter is a brilliant example of a non-horror film being very good at being horrifying.

Isn’t There a Chilling Hint of What’s To Come Early On?


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Look closely at that necklace.

If you knew what you were looking for, you could have roughly worked out where Hereditary was going within the first ten minutes. That necklace Annie (Toni Collette) is wearing, as she delivers her awkward eulogy at the lectern in the funeral parlour? The one with the same design as the one her mother Ellen is wearing, laying in her coffin? Well, that’s the actual seal of Paimon. Yeah, I know it looks like a gate, but it’s actually a scary demon symbol, okay? The symbol turns up throughout the film, until the moment of the final reveal; the most chilling example being etched onto the side of the telephone pole that will later that evening take Charlie‘s head.

Would Knowing Hebrew Have Helped Me Decipher What Was Going On?


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Charlie doesn't just express herself on the pages of a sketch book.

Yes. One of the biggest questions that Hereditary poses is why are Annie and husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) so chill with letting their daughter Charlie (Milly Shapiro) write on the walls of their house? Again, if you knew what you were looking for, you could have sussed much of what Hereditary was doing right from the off — though knowing Hebrew would have been handy in interpreting what the words mean. Especially since it’s never explained.

‘Satony’ is a word used in the ritual of necromancy. ‘Zazas’ is a word used to summon a demon – it’s actually used in the season six X-Files episode “Terms Of Endearment” (it’s got horror god Bruce Campbell in it!) in a similar context to here.

‘Liftoach’, meanwhile, is Hebrew for ‘open’, and ‘pandemonium’ is the word for Hell’s capital in Paradise Lost, the iconic poem by the 17th century English poet, John Milton. The clues were there all along, Annie!

Did I Notice Some Spooky Echoes?


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It's not right but it's OK — it's already dead.

Here’s some creepy stuff you might have missed. The smiling naked man that Peter (Alex Wolff) sees in the doorway at the back end of the film is the same man who was smiling at Peter at his grandmother’s funeral at the front end of the film.

The chocolate bar that Charlie is eating in the scene where she’s snipping off the dead bird’s head is a Dove chocolate bar.

In the scene where Annie is drinking tea at Joan’s (Ann Dowd) house, and pulls a herb out of her mouth after taking a sip of tea – well, there’s a picture in the photo album of Ellen feeding Charlie with a bottle, and the milk is peppered with the same type of herbs.

Oh, and in the first scene where we see Peter at school, the words ‘Escaping Fate’ are daubed on the blackboard in the classroom. That would be ominous enough, given what is to follow, but it’s also a nod to John Carpenter’s seminal 1978’s slasher Halloween. The concept of fate – and of not being able to escape it — is also discussed in that movie’s classroom scene.

What’s Up with Annie’s Sleepwalking?


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Somnambulist Annie may try to set her children on fire — but it's for the right reasons.

Annie spends the whole film trying to protect her children… except when she’s asleep? Could it actually be that she was trying to do the loving thing, protecting her children by doing the unthinkable? Woah, that’s messed up.

Director Ari Aster told Reddit last week, “Annie knows on some buried, suppressed level that her life is not her own, and she is the victim of unthinkable, Machiavellian scheming by her mother, but she lives in a kind of denial. But in her sleep, this part of her is acting out. She tried to set fire to her children [to stop the eventual ritual being able to take place]. She even says, in the dream sequence, “I wasn’t trying to kill you, I was trying to save you.”

There’s More to the Miniature House than Meets the Eye, Right?


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Hereditary makes use of the spooky dollhouse trope.

You can probably read the significance of the miniature house that kicks off the movie, and is present throughout, as being a plaything – and the family within it – of the demon Paimon. But Aster says that there is significance to the way the model house is laid out. If you look closely, he says, the window to the attic, where Ellen’s decapitated body is found, is boarded up, as is the bedroom of Charlie. Not only that, but the front door is akin to that of a bank safe. No escape <shudder>.

So Just How Many People Were Vessels for Paimon?

It’s pretty clear that Peter wasn’t the first vessel for Paimon. We hear that Ellen “always wanted Charlie to be a boy” (Paimon needing a male body to inhabit) and it’s revealed that Joan — who at the end of the film talks of the treehouse ritual being a second attempt — even made a ‘Welcome’ mat for someone named Charles.

But even before that, we get the impression that there have been other attempts at implanting Paimon into a human body. Annie tells the grief counselling session that her brother killed himself as a result of his schizophrenia, believing that his mother was “trying to put people inside him”. And what of Joan’s dead son and grandson? Were they just a device to win the trust of Annie, or were they the victims of other prior attempts?

Was the Production Haunted?


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Haunting.

Here’s a pretty cool story. On set, Alex Wolff told Ari Aster about the age-old superstition that the Shakespeare play Macbeth is cursed. If you’re not aware of said superstition, actors in the play won’t refer to the play by its actual name while in the theatre, using the euphemism ‘The Scottish Play’ instead. Also, rehearsing lines from the Witches’ incantations is a definite no. If any of these rules are transgressed, the curse can be broken by the person to blame leaving the theatre, spinning around three times, spitting, cursing, and then knocking to get back in, all of which sounds extremely silly to us. According to the director though, upon hearing this, he smugly said the word ‘Macbeth’ out loud… and, during the filming of the next scene, one of the lights burst.

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Lil Rel Howery Calls Tracy Morgan ‘One Hating Ass Dude’ for Shutting Down Questions About Tiffany Haddish [Video]

If you’re interviewing Tracy Morgan, do NOT ask him about his ‘The Last O.G.’ co-star Tiffany Haddish — because he’ll get in his feelings.

In an interview with Vulture from last week, Tracy was asked how it’s been to watch Tiffany’s career trajectory since her starring role in last summer’s Girls Trip.

Tracy replied:

“We’re not gonna go there, because this isn’t Tiffany’s show. This is Tracy Morgan. This is The Last O.G.” 

He continued:

“You gotta ask that about Tiffany, ask that about Cedric [the Entertainer], and ask that about craft services.”

Comedian Lil Rel called Tracy out on social media for his comments, calling him “one hating ass dude.”

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Rudy Giuliani says Mueller’s office may narrow the scope of questions Trump can be asked

Rudy Giuliani told CNN that questions the special counsel's office may ask the president about Russia could be limited.
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Questions Of Sales Tax On Online Purchases Goes To High Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales Tax: $ 0.

Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click “purchase.” But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.

At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipping to a state where it doesn’t have an office, warehouse or other physical presence, it doesn’t have to collect the state’s sales tax.

That means large retailers such as Apple, Macy’s, Target and Walmart, which have brick-and-mortar stores nationwide, generally collect sales tax from customers who buy from them online. But other online sellers, from 1-800 Contacts to home goods site Wayfair, can often sidestep charging the tax.

More than 40 states are asking the Supreme Court to reconsider that rule in a case being argued Tuesday. They say they’re losing out on “billions of dollars in tax revenue each year, requiring cuts to critical government programs” and that their losses compound as online shopping grows. But small businesses that sell online say the complexity and expense of collecting taxes nationwide could drive them out of business.

Large retailers want all businesses to “be playing by the same set of rules,” said Deborah White, the president of the litigation arm of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, which represents more than 70 of America’s largest retailers.

For years, the issue of whether out-of-state sellers should collect sales tax had to do mostly with one company: Amazon.com. The online giant is said to account for more than 40 percent of U.S. online retail sales. But as Amazon has grown, dotting the country with warehouses, it has had to charge sales tax in more and more places.

President Donald Trump has slammed the company, accusing it of paying “little or no taxes” to state and local governments. But since 2017, Amazon has been collecting sales tax in every state that charges it. Third-party sellers that use Amazon to sell products make their own tax collection decisions, however.

The case now before the Supreme Court could affect those third-party Amazon sellers and many other sellers that don’t collect taxes in all states — sellers such as jewelry website Blue Nile, pet products site Chewy.com, clothing retailer L.L. Bean, electronics retailer Newegg and internet retailer Overstock.com. Sellers on eBay and Etsy, which provide platforms for smaller sellers, also don’t collect sales tax nationwide.

States generally require consumers who weren’t charged sales tax on a purchase to pay it themselves, often through self-reporting on their income tax returns. But states have found that only about 1 percent to 2 percent actually pay.

States would capture more of that tax if out-of-state sellers had to collect it, and states say software has made sales tax collection simple.

Out-of-state sellers disagree, calling it costly and extraordinarily complex, with tax rates and rules that vary not only by state but also by city and county. For example, in Illinois, Snickers are taxed at a higher rate than Twix because foods containing flour don’t count as candy. Sellers say free or inexpensive software isn’t accurate, more sophisticated software is expensive and that collecting tax nationwide would also subject them to potentially costly audits.

“For small businesses on tight margins, these costs are going to be fatal in many cases,” said Andy Pincus, who filed a brief on behalf of eBay and small businesses that use its platform.

The case now before the Supreme Court involves South Dakota, which has no income tax and relies heavily on sales tax for revenue.

South Dakota’s governor has said the state loses out on an estimated $ 50 million a year in sales tax that doesn’t get collected by out-of-state sellers.

In 2016 the state passed a law requiring those sellers to collect taxes on sales into the state, a law challenging the Supreme Court precedents. The state, conceding it could win only if the Supreme Court reverses course, has lost in lower courts.

South Dakota says the high court’s previous decisions don’t reflect today’s world. The court first adopted its physical presence rule on sales tax collection in a 1967 case dealing with a catalog retailer. At the time, the court was concerned in part about the burden collecting sales tax would place on the catalog company. The court reaffirmed that ruling in 1992.

It’s unclear how the justices might align on the question this time. But three justices — Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy — have suggested a willingness to rethink those decisions. Kennedy has written that the 1992 case was “questionable even when decided” and “now harms states to a degree far greater than could have been anticipated earlier.”

“Although online businesses may not have a physical presence in some states, the Web has, in many ways, brought the average American closer to most major retailers,” he wrote in suggesting the days of inconsistent sales tax collection may be numbered. “A connection to a shopper’s favorite store is a click away regardless of how close or far the nearest storefront.”

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Car seats are confusing. And they’re the one thing that stands between your baby and disaster in the event of a crash. Car seat manufacturers are aware of the stakes — and so car seat customer service is unusually responsive, quick, and thorough.

If you’ve tried to ask questions or lodge complaints about products or services in the past, you’ll be shocked at how quickly car seat customer service reps pick up the phone, and how very helpful they are when they do. Even if you call after hours, your messages are quickly returned.

Some car seat makers, like Evenflo and Dorel (which sells car seats under the Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st, Cosco, and Eddie Bauer brands) even go many extra miles, offering free video chats with car seat techs to parents who aren’t sure their seats are installed correctly. Here’s what each of the following major car seat brands offers and how to get it.

4Moms

This tech-friendly company makes only one car seat — the self-installing model seen above.

Phone: 888-614-6667
Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday
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What else? Customers can send a message to customer service anytime using a form on 4Moms’ site.

Baby Jogger

Known mostly for its strollers, this company makes the City GO infant car seat and the all-in-one City View.

Phone: 800-241-1848
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday
Website
What else? A form on the Baby Jogger website is available for customers who prefer not to use the phone (or want to ask for help after-hours).

Baby Trend

This company makes the popular infant Flex-Loc and EZ Flex-Loc seats, as well as boosters and convertibles.

Phone: 800-328-7363
Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday
Website
What else? Baby Trend also takes complaints/suggestions through a form on its website or by mail: Baby Trend, Inc., 1607 S. Campus Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761

Britax

Britax makes many well-regarded seats, including the Britax Marathon ClickTight pictured above, and the B-Safe infant seat, which was a Moms’ Picks 2018 Best Infant Car Seat finalist.

Phone: 888-427-4829 (or 1-704-409-1699 if calling from outside U.S. or Canada)
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Friday; select hours as needed Saturday
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What else? You can also write to Britax with concerns: Britax Child Safety, Inc., 4140 Pleasant Road, Fort Mill, SC 29708 USA

Chicco

Chicco is beloved for its infant, convertible, and booster seats, particularly the KeyFit infant seat and the NextFit and NextFit Zip (pictured).

Phone: 877-424-4226
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Website
What else? Use the contact form on Chicco’s site, linked above, to send an email. The company promises to answer in 3 days.

Clek

The gorgeous convertible Foonf and Fllo seats are perhaps Clek’s best-known products.

Phone: 866-656-2462
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday
Website
What else? Contact Clek with what it calls its “Customer Service Widget” (it’s a web form that sends an email). Clek promises to answer messages within 24 hours.

Combi

This company makes gorgeous car seats like the infant Shuttle and the Coccoro convertible seat (pictured).

Phone: 800-992-6624
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday
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What else? Contact Combi via email at customerservice@combiusa.com or use the live chat feature on the company’s site.

Cosco

Owned by major juvenile product maker Dorel, Cosco makes popular value seats like the Apt 50 and Scenera NEXT. Dorel is one of the easiest companies to contact: get to them over phone or email and they’ll happily connect with you on Skype, Google Hangout, or whatever you use to chat and send video. You can show them whatever wonky thing you’ve done and Dorel will tell you how to fix it.

Phone: 800-544-1108
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday
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What else? As mentioned above, Dorel is open to connecting on just about any video-and-chat service. Look for QR codes in car seats like the Apt 50 and Scenera Next — scan them to be connected to how-to installation videos. Use Cosco’s contact form for inquiries you don’t want to make over the phone.

Diono

Diono makes steel-framed car seats like the all-in-one Radian RXT, pictured.

Phone: 855-463-4666
Hours: 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST, Monday-Friday
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What else? You can also use Diono’s Customer Care form to submit requests.

Evenflo

This popular car-seat maker is perhaps best known for the Tribute and the Safe Max.

Phone: 800-233-5921 in the U.S.; 937-773-3971 in Canada
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday
Website
What else? Want some more support while installing your car seat? You can schedule a free half-hour appointment with a car seat pro from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST every weekday. Just use Evenflo’s online appointlet form.

Graco

Though they offer many different car seats, the Graco SnugRide infant seat is perhaps the most popular infant seat on the market.

Phone: 800-345-4109
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday
Website
What else? Use Graco’s Contact Form for questions, too.

Maxi-Cosi

Maxi-Cosi makes luxurious car seats like the Pria 85 and the Mico Max 30.

Phone: 800-544-1108
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Friday
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What else? As mentioned above, Dorel will connect with you on just about any video-and-chat service. Contact Maxi-Cosi by email: support@djgusa.zendesk.com.

Safety First

Owned by Dorel, Safety 1st makes popular seats like the all-in-one Grow and Go (pictured) and the convertible Guide 65. As we mentioned above, Dorel will connect with you on Skype, Google Hangout, or whatever you use to chat and send video.

Phone: 800-544-1108
Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-4:30 p.m. Friday
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What else? As mentioned above, Dorel is open to connecting on just about any video-and-chat service. Look for QR codes in car seats like Grow and Go to be connected to how-to installation videos.

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Common Questions About Estates

It’s not unusual to hear about how important it is to plan your estate, so when you pass away, your assets and property can be distributed according to your wishes. Navigating what exactly an estate is and what an estate plan consists of can be confusing, especially for people who haven’t really thought about these questions before.

Learning about what your personal estate consists of and making decisions about how you would like it to be distributed after you pass away can be beneficial in many ways.

This post takes a closer look at estates and estate plans and offers some answers to common questions about them.

What is an Estate?

Everyone has an estate. An estate consists of all your assets, which includes property and possessions; interests, entitlement to property (basically your right to possess and use a property); and legal rights.

If you don’t have a plan for what happens to your estate when you pass away, your estate is distributed to surviving family members (if there are any) according to your state’s laws.

If you want to control how your estate is distributed and to whom, you need to indicate your wishes using a Last Will and Testament. After you pass away, your Last Will will be executed through a process known as probate.

You can choose to bypass the lengthy probate process for some assets by creating a Revocable Living Trust for high-value assets such as jewelry, bank accounts, and real estate that you might want your beneficiaries (the people you choose to receive your assets and property) to receive as soon as possible. Essentially, with a Living Trust your beneficiaries will probably only have to wait a few weeks instead of months or even years to receive their gifts.

You still need to create a Last Will for the property and assets you don’t include in a trust.

What makes up an estate?

Your estate is made up of your assets (things that you own that hold monetary value. Common assets in an estate plan include:

  • Vehicles
  • Property (real estate)
  • Businesses and investments
  • Personal property (such as jewelry, antiques, artwork and electronics)
  • Life insurance
  • Taxable death benefits from pensions and annuities (generally used as an income stream for retirees)

It’s important to note that while you must consider your assets when estate planning, you must also consider any debts that you might have, since your assets are usually used to cover any of your debts before they can be distributed.

For example, if you have $ 20,000 in debt, and $ 100,000 in assets, your assets will be used to cover the debts that you owe, meaning you are left with $ 80,000 to distribute to your beneficiaries.

How Do I Plan My Estate?

The actual process of planning your estate can be lengthy, but as long as you take the time to be organized and thorough it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some general steps to help you start planning:

  1. Set your goals for estate planning. Begin with making a list of your personal wishes and goals, like who you want to receive a certain item or if you want to leave any gifts to charities.
  2. Document your assets and debts. Ensure you know where you stand financially so that you can make sure you have enough to cover any outstanding costs that remain after you pass away.
  3. Select individuals who will take care of your wishes (such as an executor, trustee, etc.)
  4. Consider your medical care preferences (such as if you want palliative care, when/if you want to be resuscitated, etc.) and indicate those wishes in a Living Will.
  5. Consider which documents you need in your estate plan (such as a Last Will and Testament, Revocable Living Trust, Power of Attorney, and/or Health Care Directive.)

More detailed information regarding estate planning can be found in our estate planning guide, or if you want more specific information for your situation, we also have estate planning guides for singles and married couples.

Can I Change My Estate Plans?

Yes. What is included in your estate and who you want to take care of your wishes can (and most likely will) change over time. Your estate planning documents should be reviewed following major life events, such as:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Birth or adoption
  • Selling or acquiring real estate
  • Selling or starting a business
  • When someone in your estate plans passes away (a beneficiary, your executor, etc.)

Navigating Estates

Once you know what your estate consists of, you can begin the process of estate planning. Taking the time to be thorough and detailed with your documents will help make the process easier, especially if you need to make changes later on. Since we can’t predict the future, it pays to be prepared by planning ahead.

Have you reviewed your estate or started estate planning? Let us know in the comments!

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4 Questions to Ask Your Child’s Temporary Guardian

Spending time away from your children can be difficult, especially when they’ll be in someone else’s care.

Whether you’re preparing for a childless trip to another country or are going away on business, you’ll need to find a responsible adult to watch over your children in your absence—someone that cares about their well-being and will ensure their safety.

Sometimes it can be difficult to know who you should ask to be a caretaker or if the person you’re considering can handle the demands of caring for your children.

In this post, we cover four preliminary questions you should ask a potential temporary guardian before leaving your children in their care.

1. Can I Name You as a Temporary Guardian for My Child?

This is an important question that some of us may forget to ask. However, it’s imperative that you find out if your temporary guardian is actually willing to care for your children and be responsible for their well-being while you’re away.

You may be considering someone who babysits your children often, but keep in mind, being a guardian—even temporarily—is a heavier responsibility than being a babysitter. Essentially, it requires someone to be a replacement parent for a limited time, including the possibility of having to make important decisions related to medical care, education, and more.

Whoever you ask, you should always make sure your selected guardian understands the responsibilities attached to guardianship and confirm that they are willing to act as a guardian for your children.

You may also want to discuss if the guardian’s home is big enough for everyone to live in comfortably, and, if not, whether everyone should stay in your home while you’re away.

As well, if your child has specific extracurricular activities, be sure to ask the guardian if they will be able to uphold your child’s schedule.

2. Do You Have Experience Caring for Children?

This question may be a no-brainer but it’s something you shouldn’t forget to ask as not everyone has an appropriate understanding of how to parent a child.

If your friend’s eyes bulge every time you ask them to hold your baby, for example, it’s probably not the best idea to ask them to watch your child for an extended period of time.

An appropriate caregiver should understand how to handle a child, from providing guidance to enforcing discipline.

So, if they have no experience caring for children (or if they’ve never cared for a child overnight), you may want to find someone more suitable for the task.

3. Do You Have Moral Objections Regarding Certain Medical Treatments?

It’s important that you find a temporary guardian that will make decisions similar to how you would, especially when it comes time to make a medical decision for your child.

Because a person’s moral beliefs can alter whether they would consent to certain medical treatments (like blood transfusions or surgeries), it’s recommended you find someone who shares your moral beliefs (or, at the very least, knows and respects them).

You may also want to discuss specific scenarios and determine how both of you would handle certain situations if they occurred. For example, you could discuss what to do if your child broke a limb and required surgery or if your child were to get sick and be prescribed a certain medication.

Knowing how your children’s potential guardian would approach these matters before you authorize consent will help you ensure your children are in the right hands.

Keep in mind, a Child Medical Consent form lets you exclude consent for particular treatments that you may not be comfortable allowing another person to authorize for your children. For example, you may not want a temporary guardian to be able to make decisions about mental health treatments for your children.

4. What are your interests and hobbies?

While it might seem arbitrary, this is actually an important question that serves two purposes.

First, some hobbies and interests are not suitable for children (or children under a certain age).

For instance, if your temporary guardian plays M-rated video games, you may want to know so you can ask them not to play in front of your children.

Second, if your proposed guardian has scheduled times for their hobbies or interests, you’ll want to know if their schedule will interfere with the care of your children.

If the caretaker you’re considering goes to a spin class every Friday night, for example, you’ll want to know if they can reschedule or if they’ll arrange for a babysitter during that time (if you’re okay with it).

Choosing A Temporary Guardian

Choosing a temporary guardian is not always easy, and sometimes your first choice is not the best option.

It’s always a good idea to interview your potential guardian before signing a Child Medical Consent form, so you can be sure your children are in capable hands.

What questions do you ask a proposed temporary guardian? Let us know in the comments.

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FAQ: 5 Tax Questions Newlyweds Ask

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Filing your income tax return with the Internal Revenue Agency (IRS) can be quite the hassle, and for newlyweds especially, there is a lot to consider—from what needs to be changed (like your name, address, and filing status) to deciding whether to report your income together or separate.

In this blog post, we help you prepare for this year’s tax deadline by answering some common questions you and your new husband or wife may have about filing your taxes as a married couple.

Does getting married affect your taxes?

Yes, getting married affects your taxes in both minor and major ways: from the information you include in your return (like your name and address), to your filing status, to what benefits apply to you, and more.

Before filing taxes, you’ll need to make sure your information is correct and up-to-date. This is crucial for anyone who took their spouse’s last name or moved to a new house or apartment after tying the knot.

Make sure to update:

  • Your name and address with Social Security Administration records (as the information on your income tax return needs to match the information on your social security card)
  • Your name and address with your employer (so that your W-2’s are correct when they’re provided to you at the end of the year)
  • Your address with the IRS by submitting a change of address form
  • Your address with the U.S. Postal Service

After you update your information, you need to decide whether you and your husband or wife should file your taxes together or separately.

Should married people file their taxes jointly or separately?

After getting married, a couple can file their taxes as “married filing jointly” (meaning one income is reported for two people) or as “married filing separately” (meaning two incomes are reported for two people).

For most couples, filing jointly is better than filing separately, but it may depend on your situation.

The reason filing together is typically better is that your taxes are determined using a different set of tax brackets. Because the ranges in this tax bracket are higher, you often pay fewer taxes.

Keep in mind, filing taxes together means owing taxes together. In other words, if you or your spouse pays taxes in April, instead of with each paycheck, both of you will owe taxes when they’re due and be penalized if they’re paid late or not at all.

Another downfall with filing together is that you are on the hook for errors made by your spouse. So, if your wife or husband underreported their income (like saying they made $ 100,000 a year when it was actually closer to $ 150,000), you will suffer the consequences (like audits and penalties) together.

What are some tax benefits to filing as a married couple?

There are plenty of benefits to filing taxes as a married couple. For instance:

  • Your incomes are taxed at a different rate, one that is often better than filing as a single person and typically results in you having to pay back less in taxes at the end of the year.
  • You’re able to use a higher standard deduction amount (a chunk of your income that is not subject to tax).
  • You have a higher amount for expense deductions (for example, the amount you can deduct for charitable contributions).
  • You’re eligible for more tax exemptions.
  • You can still contribute to an individual retirement account (IRA) even if you’re unemployed.
  • You can give monetary gifts to your spouse without any tax consequences.

Do we have to be married for a full year before we can file together?

It’s a common misconception that newlyweds cannot file their taxes together until they’ve been married for a full year.

Thankfully, this is false and even couples who married on December 31 of that tax year can file their taxes (together or separately) as a married couple.

Can my common law spouse and I file our taxes as married?

Typically, a couple is considered to be in a common law marriage if they have been living together and sharing assets for a certain amount of time, even if they haven’t officially been married by a legal officiant.

In some states (like Texas or Alabama), common law marriages are considered legal marriages, which means the couple can file their taxes as a married couple, together or separately.

However, keep in mind that many states do not recognize common law marriages, so be sure to check your state’s laws. If your state does not recognize common law marriages as a legal marriage, then you need to file individually and as a single person.

That said, a couple who is not legally married may be able to use the Head of Household status on one of their returns (not both). This tells the IRS that one person is paying most of the expenses related to maintaining the home.

Filing as the head of your household may not be the same as filing as a married couple, but there are some benefits. For instance, typically the tax rate is lower and the standard deduction is higher for people who file as Head of Household.

It can be challenging to determine who should use the Head of Household filing status, especially when your accounts are combined and expenses are, for the most part, shared. However, those struggling to choose who should use this status may find it helpful to outline their income and expenses using a Personal Financial Statement.

Preparing for Tax Day

As your honeymoon comes to an end and tax season quickly approaches, it’s time to think about tax forms, filing statuses, deductions, and more.

Understanding how taxes work for married couples, specifically how marriage affects your taxes, what tax benefits are available to spouses, and if you and your husband or wife should file together or alone, will help you the first time you file as a married couple.

What have been your experiences with filing as a married couple? Let us know in the comments.

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We finally got our first look at Solo: A Star Wars Story during the Super Bowl last night, and then a longer teaser arrived this morning. So, we've seen what Alden Ehrenreich looks like as young Han Solo, but what else do the two spots show us? We've got some of your initial questions answered down below. First, let's look at the longer trailer once again:

 

 

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The past few months have been consumed by a tsunami of sexual harassment and abuse allegations, with hundreds of women coming forward to accuse Hollywood heavyweights from Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey of misconduct.

With awards season starting earlier this month, nominees and guests have been using their time on the red carpet and stage to call for gender equality, with celebrities wearing black to the 2018 Golden Globes in symbolic protest.

Among them was 59-year-old Academy award nominee Sharon Stone, who surprised everyone with her reaction to the allegations during a recent interview with CBS.

As an actor in the current climate, the subject of sexual misconduct is undoubtedly going to arise, as it did here to Sharon when interviewer Lee Cowan tentatively asked if it was something that she had encountered in her career.

‘I don’t really know how to ask this in a delicate way,’ Lee began. ‘But were you ever in a position like that, that you felt that you were uncomfortable?’

Sharon’s reaction? A long laugh, before delivering a very powerful (and punchy) message.

‘I’ve been in this business for 40 years, Lee. Can you imagine the business I stepped into 40 years ago? Looking like I look, from Nowhere, Pennsylvania?’

She continued: ‘I didn’t come here with any protection. I’ve seen it all.’

Going on to address the mistreatment of women in Hollywood, she continued: ‘We were raised to accommodate men, particularly in my generation, and women so often lose their own identity to the identity of the man that they’re with. They even change the way they dress and what they do to fit the men that they’re with.’

‘We’re starting to acknowledge our own gifts as women and not think that we have to behave as men in order to be empowered, or powerful, or valuable.’

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In an interview with Variety that was published on Wednesday, Sophie Turner — who plays the eldest Stark daughter — shed some light on the lingering question of how her character will manage without Littlefinger at her side.

“It’s going to be tricky for her, because at the end of last season, she felt that she had everything set up. She had her family back together. They were in control of the North again,” the X-Men: Dark Phoenix star explained. “This season, there’s a new threat, and all of a sudden she finds herself somewhat back in the deep end. And without Littlefinger, it’s a test for her of whether she can get through it. It’s a big challenge for her, without this master manipulator having her back. This season is more a passionate fight for her than a political, manipulative kind of fight.”

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When asked what’s the craziest rumor he’s heard about himself, he said “that I don’t date Black women” and revealed his dream co-star is Leonardo DiCarpio. He also thinks his former co-star Zac Efron is a ‘heartthrob.’ Talk about dude sweat. Lol.

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 8 of The Walking Dead.

Following Morales’ return, the third episode of The Walking Dead‘s eighth season saw the lines between the “good” and “bad” guys become more blurred than ever. After attempting to reason with his former companion, Rick seemed conflicted over the kill-or-be-killed mindset of his group — perhaps foreshadowing the, “My mercy prevails over my wrath,” flash-forward from the premiere.

“Look at us, Rick. Look at us. We’re two a—holes who will do whatever we have to just to keep going and the only difference is I’m the one holding the gun,” Morales said. “That doesn’t make me any worse than you, Rick. That just makes me luckier. ‘Cause let’s face it. If it wasn’t me, if it was you holding the gun, I’d be brains out on the floor right now.”

It was then that Daryl snuck up from behind and shot Morales without a second thought, giving Rick even more cause for concern. “I know who it was,” Daryl told him. “That don’t matter. Not one little bit.”

And Daryl wasn’t done showing how little compassion he has for Negan’s followers. After Rick gave a lone survivor his word that he could take one of their cars and leave if he told them where the outpost’s guns had been taken, Daryl shot the Savior in the head after he gave his answer.

Several other characters were plagued with similar moral crises in “Monsters,” with the conflict between Morgan and Jesus coming to physical blows. “I’m not right. I know that, I’m not right,” Morgan said of his desire to kill the Saviors they took hostage. “But that doesn’t make me wrong.”

The episode also saw the death of Eric, who bled out after an emotional goodbye with Aaron.

The hour ended on a cliffhanger when Ezekiel’s celebration, in honor of taking an outpost without losing a single soldier, was cut short by a sniper who began firing on the group.

“Some Guy,” the fourth episode of Walking Dead‘s eighth season, will air Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. on AMC.


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Your Questions About Breast Cancer Screening Answered

Confused about breast cancer screening and mammograms? You are not alone, says Susan Kutner, MD, general surgeon and chair of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Breast Care Task Force. As new research emerges, mammography guidelines shift. Still, Dr. Kutner stresses that mammography is the best screening tool for breast cancer right now.

“The purpose of a mammogram is to detect cancer early. If we detect cancer in its earliest stage and treat it immediately, side effects are less intense and survival rates are higher,” she says.

Dr. Kutner recently shared the top questions she receives from patients, as well as the information and advice she frequently provides.

When should women start getting mammograms and how often should they get them?

Overall, it is important to look at each individual woman’s risk. What we’re learning is that we can’t just say “a mammogram every year is good for everyone” – it’s too much for some. We rigorously review all evidence every two years. It’s important to have a conversation with your primary care provider about your risk factors, which include previous biopsy results, previous cancers, your personal history and your family history. You should only get a mammogram if it is going to be beneficial to you and your health.

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There is a lot of controversy surrounding women who fall into the 40-50 age group. Our evidence has shown that, as a group, not all women need to start getting mammograms at age 40. Talk to your primary care provider about the benefits and risks, specific to you. In the 50-74 age group, we see the greatest incidence of breast cancer and the greatest benefit of mammography. Typically, women in this age group have a mammogram every one-two years. For women over the age of 75, the risk of developing breast cancer continues, but they may be more at risk of developing other diseases that get in the way of early cancer detection.

Are mammograms safe?

Mammography is an X-ray. There is a very low level of radiation exposure during each mammogram. However, X-ray exposure is a cumulative process over a lifetime. Therefore, each mammogram you do get should serve a purpose to you and your health.

In addition to screenings, how can women be proactive about decreasing their risk of developing breast cancer?

Even before age 40, women should learn about and know their individual risks of developing breast cancer, and discuss with their primary care physician to tailor a screening plan specific to them. Women who have an immediate family history (mothers, sisters and aunts) of breast and ovarian cancer, especially below the age of 40, should be offered an evaluation by a genetic counselor to see if they need to start screening at an earlier age. The next step in being proactive involves making healthy lifestyle choices. These include getting regular exercise (30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day, five times a week), managing weight, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and maintaining a healthy diet as much as possible.

What does the future of breast cancer screenings look like?

It’s possible that breast cancer screenings in the future will not be imaging tests. Since breast tissue is so variable, we may need to look at other ways to screen for breast cancer that have not been fully addressed before, such as a blood test for cancer markers. Overall, in the next phase of intervention and research, we will continue to improve — we’ve already gone from analog images to digital, and 3D is now emerging. It takes 10-20 years to see what works and to test equipment, and we want the next step to be valuable.

We need to be careful about what we’re doing, continue to reevaluate, and ultimately ask, “how can we detect cancer early?” We don’t want to over-diagnose or over-treat cancers. We are routinely looking at research to answer, “what are the recommendations?” and “how do screenings impact women at different ages?”

For example, some ask why self-exams have gone out of favor and why we don’t stress that like we used to. With self-exams, it is difficult to detect cancer early because cancer usually starts a little deeper in the breast, which makes it harder to feel it. This doesn’t mean we should ignore our bodies and subtle signs or that self-exams don’t have value.

Breast cancer dramatically affects women and their families. We need to continue to get better at treating it. We also need to keep in mind that whatever we do to improve breast cancer risk and decrease the likelihood of dying from it, we must invest in a woman’s ability to get the information she needs to make a personal plan for her care.

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Questions We Need Answered in ‘Voltron’ Season 5

If your jaw’s been dropped since watching Season 4 of Voltron: Legendary Defender, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The short yet dazzling season gave us many answers but even more questions. The show is building itself up to incredible heights, and with it, higher stakes for our favorite paladins. But just what exactly should we be focusing on for next season?

One Holt Down, One to Go…


Siblings reunited

Season 4 brought us such a precious moment when Pidge finally found her brother, Matt. Even more so, we got to see that they’re one of the best sibling duos this side of the galaxy. But now that Matt’s found, it’s time to start the search for the other lost Holt – their dad, Sam.

Relatively speaking, we haven’t learned much about Sam, except that he is an inspiring commander and likes freeze-dried peas. Otherwise, his last-known location was with weaker prisoners at a Galra work camp after he was captured. Matt was also supposedly sent to this camp at one point, so now that he’s back, he might have a lead on Sam’s whereabouts.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable


Shiro is the black paladin again

Perhaps the fact that we got nothing about Shiro’s last bout of Galra captivity in Season 4 means that we should be all the more wary. Operation Kuron was introduced in Season 3 and has led to speculation that the current Shiro is a clone. But he’s certainly done well at integrating himself back into the team, given that he’s the Black Paladin again. It’s hard not to trust him now, but Operation Kuron is still very much a storyline to watch. Who knows? Maybe the Galra scientists are using him to infiltrate Team Voltron at the right moment.

The Hunt Begins


Haggar's true self

Speaking of the Galra, there’s a lot going on at the head of the empire. Zarkon’s back on the throne and is hunting down his son to kill him. Meanwhile, Haggar seems to be getting more secretive. For one reason or another, she uses her Altean abilities to disguise herself. Is it because Zarkon doesn’t remember who she was, or she can’t let the rest of the empire know? And on top of all that, are the two going to go after the trans-reality comet that Lotor successfully retrieved through Voltron?

A New Defender?


Lotor killed Narti

Of course, nothing shook up the show quite as much as Prince Lotor did this season. It ended with a cliffhanger of him proposing to have a discussion with Team Voltron, suggesting a possible future truce. Other than the fact that the team has yet to meet Lotor face to face, this discussion brings up several points of interest.

First, can the team trust the prince? Lotor did save them all – while foiling Haggar’s plans, no less – but just three episodes earlier he ruthlessly killed Narti, one of his top generals, without a second thought. And just what exactly is it that he wants to discuss? He’s on the run, and he didn’t seem that upset about losing his temporary command of the empire, so it’s doubtful he’s going after power. Perhaps he wants Voltron’s help in gaining pure quintessence from other realities, and in exchange, he’ll help them fight the Galra. But that once again begs the question: why exactly does Lotor want quintessence?

Hopefully, Season 5 will arrive sooner than later, and with it, some answers to tide us over. Until then, we’ll be counting down the ticks by thinking up more theories to connect the dots.

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15 Questions You Can’t Ask Employees [Infographic]

While most employers don’t ask their employees questions about their personal lives with malintent, it’s important to remember that during the interview process, and even after an employee is hired, what may seem like “getting to know” someone may actually be crossing the line. For example, asking about children, marital status, or even a family name could be inappropriate if it doesn’t directly relate to the job.

Take a look at this infographic to see what questions you should avoid when interacting with employees in order to ensure that you aren’t asking anything you shouldn’t be.

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New 'Back to the Future' Comic Book Answers Burning Questions

Answers? Where the Back to the Future franchise is going, we don't need answers.

But we're getting them anyway! And they should be fun nonetheless. While fans will likely never see another sequel to the 1985 time-travel classic, there have been new comic book series depicting "untold stories and alternate timelines" and more. Another one will apparently be even more tied to the original trilogy. 

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

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

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

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

Good Questions to Ask Prospective Tenants

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

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

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

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

Questions You Can’t Ask Potential Tenants

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

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

These characteristics include:

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

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

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

Fair Housing and Fair Screening

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

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

Do you always ask potential tenants the same questions?

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4 Common Questions about Organ Donation

organ-donorThere’s no question that the increasing need for organ donors is a hot-button topic. In the United States alone, there are over 100,000 people waiting for lifesaving organs. Regardless of the urgent need for organs, becoming an organ donor is an important decision that requires careful planning and thought.

This post offers insight into the organ donation process, and highlights some common questions and concerns you might have about organ donation in general.

What Is the Process for Becoming an Organ Donor?

The first step in the process to becoming an organ donor is to register in your state. There are two different types of organ donors: deceased donors and live donors. A live donor actively consents to donate anything from blood to an organ. Deceased donors cannot consent, so you need to take steps in advance to legally outline your healthcare preferences.

Depending on the state, simply being listed as an organ donor in the state registry can be legally binding, which means that family can’t override the registered person’s wishes.

However, in order to avoid a potential lawsuit from the family, some medical professionals will strongly consider the family’s thoughts when making the final decision, even if the person is a registered donor, and even if the state recognizes the legally binding nature of being a registered organ donor. This means it’s possible for your family to override your decision to be a donor, so it’s important that you make your wishes known to them.

If you don’t specify whether you want to be an organ donor or not, or don’t register as an organ donor in your state’s registry, the choice falls to your family or next of kin.

How Can I Make Sure My Family Follows My Wishes?

A good way to make sure that your wishes on organ donation are honored is to create a Health Care Directive. With a Health Care Directive (also called a Living Will) in place, not only do you take the burden of making medical decisions on your behalf away from family, you also ensure that your wishes for a variety of medical situations aside from organ donation, like resuscitation, life support, and life-sustaining treatment if you are terminally ill or injured, are followed.

Creating a Health Care Directive requires that you choose at least two people you trust as your health care proxies, your second choice being an alternate whose authority will only come into effect if your first choice is unable to act. It’s important that you discuss your Health Care Directive with your health care proxy authorities, as they both need to sign the document in order for it to be legally valid.

How Are Organ Donors and Recipients Matched?

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, many different factors go into matching donors and recipients, such as:

  • Blood type
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Organ size (for example, children’s bodies respond better to receiving child-sized organs)
  • Geography
  • Waiting time (since different organs and tissues have different preservation times, the amount of time the organ can be out of the body and still considered usable for transplant differs depending on the organ)

Since this list is not exhaustive, more information can be found by visiting the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network’s website.

How is Organ Donation Paid for?

A common concern for a potential organ donor is if any costs will be incurred during the donation process. For deceased donation, the recipient’s insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid generally covers any costs related to donation.

Donating blood is free at any American blood center. Some employers even offer incentives to donate blood, such as paid time off work. However, medical costs for living organ donors can vary, depending on their medical coverage.

If living donation is a route you want to take, there are various organizations and charities across the country that offer financial assistance for living donors, but the best course of action is to speak with your doctor or visit a transplant center in your area to get the information and resources you need.

Other Common Questions You Can Ask Your Doctor

Since we can’t cover all possible questions, here is a short list of other common questions that people tend to ask their doctor:

  • Are doctors less likely to save the life of an organ donor?
  • Is a closed casket funeral my only option after organ donation?
  • How are the organs recovered?
  • Can I control which organs I donate?
  • What information will my family receive with regards to my donation?

Medical professionals will expect that you have a variety of questions, and should be ready to answer them accordingly. For further research, the American Transplant Foundation website has a handy list of resources and links.

Deciding to Become an Organ Donor

Choosing whether or not to become an organ donor is a deeply personal choice that requires careful consideration. The most important thing is to become as informed as possible, which means talking to healthcare and medical professionals, talking to religious representatives, considering your personal reasons, and doing research in order to make an educated and informed decision.

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