Some People Think Stonewall Was Triggered by Judy Garland’s Funeral. Here’s Why Many Experts Disagree

It was June 22, 1969, that Oscar-nominated actor Judy Garland — star of The Wizard of Oz, (1939), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), and A Star Is Born (1954) — was found dead at 47 of an accidental overdose.

A week later, thousands of her admirers turned out to pay their respects at her June 27 funeral. “The countless legions of Judy Garland‘s fans, 21,000 of whom appeared in person and jammed the streets of Manhattan’s Upper East Side last week to file past the bier where her body, dressed in the ankle-length gown she had worn at her fifth wedding, lay in state,” TIME reported back then in a story headlined “End of the Rainbow.”

By the time she died, Garland was a well-known icon to the LGBT community at the time. In a 1967 review of a performance she gave, TIME mockingly noted her popularity within the gay community and quoted Manhattan psychiatrists who surmised that she might be admired as a model of resilience. Her problems were no secret, including drug addiction and suicide attempts, and she channeled her sorrow into creative outlets. She was “the Elvis for homosexuals,” Barry Walters wrote in the LGBTQ news outlet The Advocate, “a symbol of emotional liberation, a woman who struggled to live and love without restraint. She couldn’t do it in her real life, of course, and neither could her fans. But she did it in her songs, and with them she brought along anyone who similarly dared to care too much.”

On June 27, 1969, when the trans activist Sylvia Rivera heard about the funeral, she became “completely hysterical,” she recalled to the historian Martin Duberman in his 1994 account of the uprising, Stonewall.

“It’s the end of an era,” she told him. “The greatest singer, the greatest actress of my childhood is no more. Never again ‘Over the Rainbow.’” Sobbing, she continued, saying there was “no one left to look up to.”

She had been planning to stay home and light some candles as a vigil to her idol when her friend Tammy Novak called and — “sounding more stoned than usual,” as Rivera recalled — begged Rivera to join her at Stonewall. At first Rivera worried about whether that would be in good taste: “Was it all right to dance with the martyred Judy not cold in her grave?” But she relented, “popped a black beauty,” and headed over.

In the wee hours of Saturday morning, June 28, the NYPD raided the bar. Such police raids were typical but, rather than dispersing as usual, the targets that night fought back, and as patrons and passersby stood outside, the crowd grew into hundreds. Fifty years later, experts still don’t know exactly things turned violent, but some think Novak was directly involved: One theory says when a policeman tried to put her in a police van, she fought back — one of the acts of resistance that set off a chain of similar acts of resistance.

But did the timing of the funeral actually have anything to do with the fact that this was the night Stonewall patrons fought back?

Charles Kaiser’s 1997 book The Gay Metropolis is has been credited as one source that popularized the theory that heightened emotions over Judy Garland may have contributed in a significant way to the outcry at Stonewall Inn hours later, “No one will ever know for sure which was the most important reason for what happened next: the freshness in their minds of Judy Garland’s funeral, or the example of all the previous rebellions of the sixties — the civil rights revolution, the sexual revolution, and the psychedelic revolution, each of which had punctured gaping holes in crumbling traditions of passivity, puritanism and bigotry,” he wrote. One of the several controversial aspects of the 2015 movie Stonewall was the fact that it promoted the idea that Garland’s funeral led to the Stonewall uprising. Even the 2017 Magnetic Fields song “69: Judy Garland” starts off, “The first brick the drag king threw / To draw blood from the boys in blue / Said ‘Here lies Judy Garland’ on it / It flew through historic air.”

But experts on LGBTQ history say there isn’t enough to prove that Judy Garland’s funeral specifically fueled the Stonewall uprising.

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“No eyewitness account of the riots written at the time by an identifiably gay person mentions Judy Garland,” argues David Carter in Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. “[The] only account written in 1969 that suggests that Garland’s death contributed to the riots is by a heterosexual who sarcastically proposes the idea to ridicule gay people and the riots.” He also points out that a reference to Judy Garland in an Esquire article published later in the year on the emergence of the “New Homosexual” clearly refers to her as emblematic of the “Old Homosexual” and “symbolically allied with the old order the riots ended.”

Rachel Corbman, a fellow at the New York Historical Society who worked on the museum’s exhibitions for the 50th anniversary of the incidents and who has taught a class about the myths of the Stonewall uprising, agrees that there’s a “dearth of historical evidence” that Judy Garland’s funeral directly led to the Stonewall uprising. “In the immediate aftermath of the event, Garland’s death and the uprising were generally not linked in firsthand accounts or the press coverage. The one exception is a sardonic quip in the coverage of the uprising in the Village Voice, which was a pretty homophobic article.”

Mark Segal, a witness to that night and founder of the Philadelphia Gay News, wrote an op-ed in 2015 denouncing the emphasis on the Garland theory in the Stonewall movie, which he described as “the most disturbing historical liberty” in the film and “downright insulting to us as a community.”

Some experts on LGBTQ history like Corbman worry that focusing too much on Garland, an entertainer, trivializes “the main catalysts for the Stonewall uprising”: abuse, harassment, homophobia and the growing recognition of gay and lesbian activism in an era of consciousness-raising — problems that still remain today. Moreover, the theory that centers the start of Stonewall around her death perpetuates the negative stereotypes that they stood up against in the middle of the night on that fateful Saturday. As the 50th anniversary of Judy Garland’s death and of the uprising both approach, many hope those milestones will be a chance to make sure the equal rights movement continues, but not the Garland myth.


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As per reader requests, we’ve started rounding up some of the top things readers have bought recently — so here are some of the most-purchased items from April 2019! See the whole series here. 

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Clothes for Work Bought in May 2019

Pictured: Ted Baker London Yalila Houdini Sheath Dress

Pictured: Topshop Pleated Mini Shirtdress

Pictured: Boden Bronte Sheath Dress (petite and tall sizes too)

Pictured: BOSS Esetta Cube Print Long Sleeve Midi Dress

Pictured: Halogen ® A-Line Dress (leopard almost sold out, but other prints still in stock)

 

Pictured: Tahari Scuba Crepe Sheath Dress (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Ann Taylor Floral Wrap Dress (green & another floral print, too)

Pictured: Banana Republic Stripe Asymmetrical Fit-and-Flare Dress

Pictured: Loft Boatneck Sheath Dress

Pictured: Boden Phoebe Jersey Dress

Pictured: MM LaFleur Annie Dress

Pictured: Boden Richmond Pencil Skirt

Pictured: Ann Taylor Twist Waist Pencil Skirt

Pictured: Halogen® Long Linen Blend Cardigan (Regular & Petite)

 

Pictured: Caslon® Ballet Neck Cotton & Modal Knit Elbow Sleeve Tee (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee (Regular & Plus Size)

Pictured: Madewell Tie Front Shirt (Regular & Plus Size)

Pictured: Gibson Draped Faux Wrap Top (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Bobeau Butter Short Sleeve Tee (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Halogen Tie Waist Knit Top (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Halogen Waist Detail Sleeveless Top (Regular & Plus Size)

Pictured: Halogen Knot Front Top – SOLD OUT

Pictured: Vince Camuto Mixed Media Tie Front Blouse

Pictured: Ann Taylor Pleated Top

Pictured: Gibson Cozy Ribbed Cardigan (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: J.Crew Parke Blazer (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Gibson Notch Collar Cotton Blend Blazer

Pictured: Halogen Plaid Blazer (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Vince Camuto Peak Collar Single Button Piqué Blazer – SOLD OUT

Pictured: BLANKNYC Mesh Detail Crepe Jacket (Regular & Plus Size)

Pictured: Tahari Star Neckline Crepe Sheath Dress (Regular & Petite)

 

Pictured: Eliza J Pleat Waist Sheath Dress  – SOLD OUT

 

Pictured: Halogen® Seamless Two-Way Tank

Pictured: Halogen Seamless Two-Way Camisole (2 for $ 49)

Pictured: Boden Richmond Stretch Cotton Trousers (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Halogen Ankle Pants (Regular, Petite & Plus Size)

 

Accessories for Work Bought in May 2019

Pictured: CC Corso Como® ‘Del’ Pump (on sale!)

Pictured: Marc Fisher LTD ‘Zala’ Pump (select colors marked 40% off!)

Pictured: Sam Edelman Hazel Pointy Toe Pump (select colors marked down 40%!)

Pictured:  STATE Saffy Block Heel Pump (select colors under $ 60!)

Pictured: CC Corso Como Jullia Flat

Pictured:  Mauldin Wedge Sandal (on sale!)

Pictured: 1901 Ellery Block Heel Sandal

Pictured: Diane von Furstenberg Ines Pump

Pictured: Sam Edelman Felicia Flat

 

Pictured: Lucky Brand ‘Emmie’ Flat

Pictured: BP. Faux Leather Circle Clutch

Pictured: Nordstrom Kara Leather Expandable Crossbody Bag

Pictured: Target Claxton Weekender Bag

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Pictured: KUT from the Kloth ‘Helena’ Denim Jacket (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Zella Live In 7/8 Leggings

Pictured: Caslon Cotton Twill Shorts (sold out, but similar)

Pictured: Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress (also in plus sizes)

Pictured: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoreline Low Top Sneaker

Most Bought Lingerie in May 2019

 

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The Trump Administration decided to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman $ 20 bill, so one artist decided to take matters into his own hands.

He created a stamp, retailing for $ 20, that allows people to put Harriet’s face on whatever $ 20 they already have.

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Brooklyn artist Dano Wall has taken the money matter into his own hands, designing a 3D stamp big spenders can use to replace Andrew Jackson’s mug with a picture of their favorite abolitionist and Union Army spy.

The final design for the new $ 20 bill was originally set to be revealed next year, marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote.

But after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told a congressional panel this week that the government would be pushing back the plan to replace Jackson with Tubman on the bill to 2028, Wall took to social media to voice his displeasure.

“We’ll see about that,” Wall tweeted, along with a doctored picture of the bill.

Wall designed the stamp in 2017, soon after President Trump took office. The 3D image of Tubman’s picture covers the face of the nation’s seventh President, a slave owner whose sordid history includes the 1830 Indian Removal Act.

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In a blog post on Tuesday, the tech giant said it had discovered the issue in Google’s popular enterprise product, G Suite, back in January. 

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collage of items bought for work April 2019As per reader requests, we’ve started rounding up some of the top things readers have bought recently — so here are some of the most-purchased items from April 2019! See the whole series here. 

Pictured at top: blazer / cardigan/ dress / pink heels / beige heels

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Clothes for Work Bought in April 2019

Pictured: NIC+ZOE Wonderstretch Straight Leg Pants

Pictured: Karen Kane Cascade Faux Wrap Dress

Pictured: Maggy London Scallop Sheath Dress

Pictured: Leith Pleated Surplice Dress (only lucky sizes left, but this skirt is similar)

Pictured: Gibson x Hi Sugarplum! Palm Springs Festival Maxi Dress (Regular, Petite, and Plus)

Pictured: Halogen® Long Linen Blend Cardigan (Regular, Petite and Plus Sizes)

Pictured: Caslon® Ballet Neck Cotton & Modal Knit Elbow Sleeve Tee (Regular, Petite & Plus Sizes)

Pictured: Madewell Texture & Thread Wrap Top

Pictured: Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee 

 

Pictured: NIC+ZOE Day to Night Top (Regular, Petite & Plus Sizes)

Pictured: BP. Linen Blend Camisole Top (Regular and Plus Sizes)

Pictured: Gibson Cozy Ribbed Cardigan (Regular & Petite)

Pictured: Gibson Notch Collar Cotton Blend Blazer (Regular, Petite & Plus Sizes)

Pictured: Topshop Chuck On Blazer

 

Pictured: Boden Addlestone Blazer

Pictured: Graceful Expectations Cap Sleeve 

Pictured: Everlane Silk Blouses

Pictured: Everlane Pima Stretch Midsleeve

Pictured: Loft Stretch Cotton Clean Cami

Accessories for Work Bought in April 2019

Pictured: DKNY Light Opaque Control Top Tights (2 for $ 25)

Pictured: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Pictured: NARS Blush

Pictured: Trotters Kari Pointy Toe Pump (Women)

Pictured: Nine West Eugene Pointy Toe Pump (Women)

Pictured: Everlane Day Heel

Pictured: Rothy’s The Point
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Pictured: Malena Driving Loafer (Women)

Pictured: Target Laser Cut Tote Handbag

 

 

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Here are some very practical ways to love your body, courtesy of yogi Jessamyn Stanley

Here are some very practical ways to love your body, courtesy of yogi Jessamyn Stanley


Here are some very practical ways to love your body, courtesy of yogi Jessamyn Stanley

Alongside videos demonstrating yoga poses and offering motivational inspo, Jessamyn Stanley’s Instagram features a lot of very sensual photos of herself in various states of undress. Given the way she proudly shows off her fat, gorgeous body to hundreds of thousands of followers on a regular basis, you might assume Stanley is the most confident person in the world. (“Sexualizing my own ass cheeks feels like a very important step in my body liberation journeys,” she writes in a caption on a shot of her backside in a striped yellow swimsuit.)

But the truth is, even this badass, stereotype-smashing yoga instructor—who helped set in motion the larger movement for body inclusivity in the yoga world—still has her own share of body insecurities. “I still struggle with the same body image issues as everyone else,” Stanley tells me. “I really think that I’m addicted to body shaming, and I’ll be in recovery for the rest of my life.”

Her words are a breath of fresh air in a world that, these days, outwardly celebrates the idea of body positivity but has failed to dismantle its sexist, unhealthy beauty standards, and offers few tangible ways to really engage in the practice of self-love (other than buying unnecessary stuff).

Learning to love your body really is a journey that almost everyone needs to go through, and for most of us—even for bold, inspiring wellness leaders like Stanley—it’s an ongoing process. This focus on body-positive wellbeing and the practice of self-love is at the heart of Stanley’s newly launched digital yoga studio, The Underbelly, which is geared toward offering “yoga for the rest of us.” The app guides people into developing a yoga practice through three courses (with delightful names: Air to learn to breathe, Earth to get grounded in basic vinyasa postures, and Fire to turn up the heat). Notably though, her program emphasizes yoga as a means of self-inquiry and self-learning, focusing on the inner emotional benefits instead of the external physical ones.

For Mental Health Awareness Month, I spoke with Stanley about the universal struggle to be at peace with our bodies and real, practical ways to engage in this process of reclaiming and appreciating them.

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HelloGiggles: These days, it feels like body positivity has become part of the cultural mainstream. The movement is thriving on social media, and many brands and media outlets are going out of their way to have more body diversity and representation. So why is it still so hard as individuals to love our own bodies in our day-to-day lives?

Jessamyn Stanley: The mainstream body positivity movement has nothing to do with the actual message of body positivity. Body positivity makes the assumption that every human being is perfect at the current moment. Most brands and companies need for us to believe that we are imperfect in order to sell us their products. So while the mainstream body positivity message sounds cute, it doesn’t actually uplift the message that would encourage us to love our bodies on a day-to-day basis.

HG: Do you have any good strategies for getting yourself out of a negative self-talk spiral?

JS: When in doubt, meditate and practice yoga. I mean, but I would say that, right?

HG: In past interviews, you’ve described the nude and semi-nude photos you post on social as being part of your “body reclamation work.” What do you mean by that?

JS: In order to accept the physical body, one must observe it organically. That means naked. The fact that so many of us are afraid to even look at our own naked bodies is a huge part of why we hate our bodies. You have to start with acceptance and work from there.

HG: I’ve heard you say your new yoga studio app, The Underbelly, approaches yoga specifically through the lens of body-positive wellness—not fitness. Why was this distinction important to you when creating the platform?

JS: The fitness bullshit isn’t cutting it anymore—people want to learn about yoga from someone who looks, talks, and lives like them. The Underbelly yoga classes are completely different from other yoga resources—they’re taught by a teacher who swears like a sailor, belches like a frat boy, and who is unapologetically fat, black, and queer.

HG: What does it mean to “take care of your body”? People usually talk about exercise and eating habits. What do you think?

JS: I think the first step of “taking care of your body” is respecting your body. Exercise and eating habits mean absolutely nothing if you fundamentally do not respect your body.

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HG: Why did you decide to name your yoga studio The Underbelly?

JS: The Underbelly is named after the softest part of our emotional and spiritual bodies—the part that we fear showing to other people. The Underbelly is what yoga makes us see and accept, and I felt that it summed up so much of what I love about yoga.

HG: Are you a fan of journaling? I noticed your app encourages people to journal after taking a class. Why?

JS: I think journaling is a very helpful tool in any practice of the self. Photo and video journaling played a key role in my yoga journey, and I wanted The Underbelly to include a space in which practitioners could log and share their journeys in a safe space (aka the opposite of Instagram, which has become a somewhat brutal place to log a yoga practice.)

HG: What are some tangible ways to practice loving your body?

JS: Listening to your body is the best way to practice loving your body. Also, say nice things about it. All the time. Any chance you can.

HG: Other than yoga, what’s one go-to self-care practice you use to take care of your mental health?

JS: I turn off social media and read a book instead. It’s a game-changer.

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It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch up your weekend, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.

 

PLANT: Bring some green into your living space.

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Depending on where you are, Spring might be exploding around you. I’m definitely a fan. I don’t have a lot of house plants because of cats and thumbs. But I love having a little bit of life in my living space. That’s where succulents come in. The best thing about succulents is that you have to work hard at killing them. They do best when ignored, mostly. There are so many varieties of plants to choose from, and just as many textures and structures. It doesn’t take much to put together a centerpiece or a medium size pot and the plants are easy to work with. First things first. Yes – there is a slide show element to this link. This is actually not a bad thing. Because below that, you can see the information you need if you are interested in finding out which plants are which. Maybe you decide to put something together for a gift. But don’t be surprised if you decide to keep it. And even if you’re not one for words like “zen,” you benefit from their presence just the same.

 

EAT: Mix up your taco routine with mushrooms.

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Mushroom tacos! On a recent visit to Los Angeles I enjoyed this dish at a rooftop restaurant with a view of the Hollywood sign. I am still thinking about those tacos. When I got home I had to find a similar recipe and give it a chance just to ensure my original impressions were based more on the mushrooms and not the Hollywood hills and the Capitol Records tower in the distance. It was the shrooms. Hearty portobello mushrooms are a good meat substitute especially since they hoover up any seasonings you use. Grilled vegetables are a summer staple at my house and this dish will find its way into regular rotation for sure.

 

BINGE: It’s a beautiful world we live in…

Netflix’ Our Planet is a really good addition to the nature documentary genre. David Attenborough‘s* narration brings gravitas to the series. The writing is excellent. It is a program where you will learn much about nature and the fauna within. Where you will find yourself beaming at the incredible footage and inspiring sights and then crying ten minutes later. Where you will hear a phrase “the boobies carpet bomb the shoals” and not snicker. Hopefully (goals?). But seriously, it is a show where you will learn so much and be entertained the whole time. *David is the younger brother to the super rich but lousy with the grandkids dude from Jurassic Park.

 

DRINK: An update of an old favorite.

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The tequila gimlet is a terrific take on a classic cocktail. I stumbled upon these out of necessity one evening when I realized, halfway into making drinks, I didn’t have some of my usual margarita fixings (I’m a sucker for Grand Marnier in my version). I had some simple syrup and I had lots of limes so I set about fixing what is essentially the tequila version of the popular gin gimlet.  This is a great recipe for the drink. While the author is not a fan of Roses lime (I get it), I have no issues using Rose’s because that particular brand is heavily associated with the original recipe and sometimes you don’t have or don’t want to make the simple syrup. Sticking with fresh lime juice ensures that this cocktail is much less sweet than the typical margarita.

 

READ: One of those books for guys who think they don’t like to read.

The Alienist

Caleb Carr’s 1994 best-seller is a great read for anyone who has an appreciation for well told detective tales. In addition, if you are at all interested in history, modern forensics, or 19th century NYC, this is for you. Carr is an American military historian with a terrific knack for telling a story. The Alienist is quick paced and well written, with a great deal of atmosphere. Warning: this one is hard to put down. I can’t speak to the new limited series adaptation currently on television.

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ICYMI: Flare Jeans Are Back, Vanessa Friedman’s Career Advice & Some Stellar ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Time’ 100 Looks

Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories of the week to help you stay in the loop. No need to thank …

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‘MIB: International’ Behind-The-Scenes Fun Facts That Could Answer Some Of Your Burning Questions

Ahead of the Men in Black: International premiere on June 14, loyal MIB audiences may have lots of questions about what the reboot will have in store. Will Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith make cameos? Will there be Thor references? Who will sing the theme song? We don’t have all the answers, but after visiting the MIB set outside of London last September, Fandango has tons of behind-the-scenes intel about what went into the making of MIB: International (and what could still unfold)….

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Some of the Top Things Readers Bought Recently…

Our last roundup of the top things readers have bought recently was pretty popular, so … here are some of the most-purchased items from March 2019!

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Game of Thrones Fans Have Come Up With Some Memes Epic Enough for That Premiere

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones season 8 finally premiered Sunday night and not only was it worth waiting for, it was worth joking about online.

Maybe you thought the episode was just another one of your wild dreams, but no, that spiral thing happened and Jon did actually ride before he finally learned the truth about his family.

And as he did, fans found the humor in the drama of the epic fantasy series, blending the two into a series of therapeutic Game of Thrones memes and season 8 premiere memes most fans can relate to.

The premiere was filled wall to wall with memorable moments. There was Dany’s icy Winterfell reception, Samwell Tarly breaking the news of Jon Snow’s true heritage—and connection to Daenerys. There was Cersei’s shaky alliance with Euron. And at last, Jon Snow riding the Rhaegal. But some had more comedic potential than others, and the GIFs capture them all.

You can’t deny the meme-makers are some of your fastest and most enjoyable informal authorities on masterpiece television, particularly the moment to moment shocks of a popular show this bonkers.

The memes of the dragon reacting to Jon and its mother’s affection ruled the realm.

Here are the best memes of Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1.

Dragon is not accepting its mom’s new boyfriend

Dany with the death update for Sam

Jon Snow rides the dragon

The burns between Sansa Stark and the Unburnt Daenerys Targaryen

Jon Snow finding out the truth about his ancestry

Cersei after formally allying with Euron

Jon Snow and Arya Stark’s reunion

Bran Stark living for the drama

And seeing this is Game of Thrones, it wasn’t just regular people. Of course, there were celebrity fans in the house.

Cersei was promised elephants.


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Sanofi sets a fixed price of insulin at $99 per month for some patients

The move is a pre-emptive one as the French drugmaker is set to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the rising prices of insulin later in the day.
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Where to travel during the year to catch some rays


For many, there always comes the point where you are desperate for some sunshine, particularly in the colder months. Of course, sometimes it isn’t immediately apparent where is good to go and when, so we need to do a bit of digging to find our ideal destination. Thankfully, there are plenty of places that are blessed to have sea, sand, and sunshine almost all year round; and there are others that have a calm, warm serenity that will help quench that travel thirst. So for those of you who wish to soak up some vitamin D, here are some suggestions:

Where history and heat intertwine

Rome has been widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and historical cities in the world. You will need to be vigilant about what time of year you travel as they still have winter months, only perhaps not quite as cold. The best months to go, if you are looking for some warmth, are between April and September, with the hottest months being July and August ranging between a whopping 86-90 degrees. You will undoubtedly need some sunscreen in between all those sightseeing tourist adventures.

Why not somewhere closer to home?

Las Vegas! Sometimes, you don’t want a super long flight to reach your destination, so why not go somewhere a little bit closer to home? Vegas is in the middle of the desert, so you’re almost guaranteed amazing weather with a whole bundle of fun to have while you’re there! It is all about the temperature, and Vegas has it; highs of 100 degrees in the summer will have you baking a lovely tan in no time!

Where to travel during the year to catch some rays

You won’t need your temperature calendar for this one

If you are not on a budget and you desperately need to take off that winter coat, then Dubai is the place to go. It is incredibly popular, with sources suggesting that locals are outnumbered at six to one by British and American expats and tourists. However, sunshine is guaranteed in this rich, sunny country with temperatures reportedly never dropping below 70 degrees and heights of 108 degrees. At the moment, Dubai is a must-see, with the tallest building in the world and the largest flower garden; and that’s not to mention the beautiful beaches, the dinner cruises, the water parks, and so on.

It’s all about Australia

The Aussies are known for their fantastic climate and gorgeous landscapes – they’ve pretty much got it all! You have so many places to choose from depending on what experience you’re looking for – whether you want a backpacking holiday or a luxurious week in the city. The temperatures change depending on where you are in Australia, but no matter where you go, it is probably going to feel like summer.

Where to travel during the year to catch some rays

Choosing a holiday destination can be tough, but wherever you end up, you will likely have a better time if the sun is shining. So, now you are ready. Pack those bags, put on your sunscreen, and book those flights!

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American national parks everyone must visit at some point

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The United States of America is one of the most diverse countries in the world in regards to every aspect of human existence. The food is different from state to state, American citizens have varying accents, and the landscapes are all completely unique. Scattered amongst the towns, villages, and big cities of this country are various different national parks, and they all offer their own unique quirks. There are some that are perfect for hikers, there are others that require skis, and there are others that offer giant geysers that shoot boiling water into the air! These are the American national parks everyone must visit at some point.

Yosemite National Park – California

Yosemite National Park is perhaps one of the most famous national parks in the US, and for a good reason. With bounding waterfalls that cascade from giant rocks, ancient sequoia trees and granite cliffs that just can’t be found anywhere else, this national park truly does have to be seen to be believed. It’s the kind of place where you can camp overnight, and then wake up to endless views over the mountains and the beautiful trees.

Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona & Nevada

The Grand Canyon is one of the many wonders of the world, and it draws in countless visitors every single year. In fact, former POTUS Teddy Roosevelt once noted that this park is “one great sight which every American should see.” Over the years, the park has gained UNESCO World Heritage SIte status but is still available for visitors to explore on foot, up in the air, or even in the winding waters below. After all, why wouldn’t you want to white water raft through the Grand Canyon?

Everglades National Park – Florida

Florida is famous for its Everglades National Park, and it’s certainly one to tick off your bucket list. With 1.5 million acres worth of swampland, hiking trails, and beautiful waterscapes, it’s a paradise for those who love the outdoors and the natural environment. Of course, you can’t take a trip to the Everglades without heading out on a boat tour, which means you might catch a glimpse of the creatures that lurk beneath the water.

Zion National Park – Utah

Zion National Park is one of the most unique parks in the US, thanks to the unusual color of the rocks that stand within it. Filled with canyons, waterfalls, and rivers, this national park is a haven for hikers who want to explore the great outdoors. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Zion is also full of impressive wildlife, so you’ll probably want to remember your binoculars! You don’t want to miss the birds flying over the sandstone cliffs.

Although it’s so easy to base your US trip around big cities and cultural towns, we think it’s about time you looked beyond the skyscrapers and the colonial buildings. Outside the realms of civilization are incredible national parks that are just waiting for you to visit them. So, what are you waiting for?

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About 1,300 passengers and crew are being evacuated Saturday from a cruise ship off Norway, Norwegian emergency services said.


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Must-Reads Of The Week (Some Flying Below The Radar)

Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. Here’s what I found most fascinating, some of it far away from the headlines.

Let’s dive into my “Department of Health Studies,” where I found several worthy of your time.

First, the scourge of fentanyl drug overdoses is rising most sharply among African-Americans. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, which did the study, said the synthetic opioid is also a factor in the rise of death rates across other demographic groups.

The Washington Post: Fentanyl Drug Overdose Deaths Rising Most Sharply Among African Americans

A group of academics studying anti-vaccination posts on Facebook found that it’s not just the unfounded fear of autism driving the sentiment. While 86 percent of the posters were women, their motivation varied from conspiracy — as in poliovirus does not exist and pesticides caused the clinical symptoms of polio — to a belief in alternative medicine — eating yogurt cures human papillomavirus.

Science Direct: It’s Not All About Autism: The Emerging Landscape of Anti-Vaccination Sentiment on Facebook

Many news outlets reported on a study on the Apple Watch and its heavily promoted ability to detect an irregular heartbeat. The Apple-funded study, which has not been published or peer-reviewed, concluded the watch works.

CNN: Apple Watch App Could Detect Life-Threatening Irregular Heartbeat, Study Says


Moving on to data, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued its county health rankings this week. It’s a user-friendly display of a matrix of health indicators that lets you spot the country’s trouble spots. This year’s report, the foundation explains, tried to get at the relationship of the cost of housing to health. “The research reveals that in the most segregated counties nearly one in four black households spends more than half their income on housing, compared with one in 10 white households.”

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: How Healthy Is Your Community?

Doctors will like this one: a study comparing hospital CEO salaries — nonprofit hospital CEOs, mind you — with physician salaries. CEO salaries are five times higher than surgeons’ salaries, up from a ratio of 3-to-1 only 10 years earlier.

Healthcare Dive: CEO Salaries at Nonprofit Hospitals Up 93% Since 2005


Drug prices remain the hot topic this week in health care news. The BBC looked at the high drug prices in the U.S. compared with the prices in Great Britain and chortled a bit.

BBC News: The Human Cost of Insulin in America

Elisabeth Rosenthal, the editor-in-chief of KHN, wrote an analysis in The New York Times of Eli Lilly’s baffling public relations move to cut insulin prices in the U.S. with an “authorized generic.” She writes, “It is, perhaps, a sign of how desperate Americans are for something — anything — to counteract the escalating price of drugs that Lilly’s move was greeted with praise rather than a collective ‘Huh?’”

The New York Times: Why Should Americans Be Grateful for $ 137 Insulin? Germans Get It for $ 55


While we are on the topic of the high cost of health care, the federal government’s General Accountability Office issued a report on air ambulances and the sky-high bills the companies send patients. (KHN featured the problem in its “Bill of the Month” series and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch did some excellent pieces on the problem last year.) Bob Herman of Axios noted that the report found that the median price of medical helicopter transport in 2017 was $ 36,400.

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I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention a fabulous article by another KHN staffer, Fred Schulte, who with Erika Fry of Fortune magazine wrote about the mess that electronic health records have become. It’s long, but so good at illuminating a problem that is largely invisible to patients.

Fortune: Death by a Thousand Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

The Baltimore Sun produced a great graphic, a live map of sewage pollution in the city. The accompanying article says: “More than 14 million gallons of sewage-tainted water has washed into Baltimore streams over the past two months, but city officials haven’t alerted the public of the contamination.”

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Launches Live Map of Sewage Pollution — and Temporarily Stops Alerting the Public to Contamination

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Some Say Randy Credico Helped Steal the Presidency. I Stole His Book.

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I’ve lived for many years on the shore of a vast morass of scumbaggery and lunacy. Put another way, I know a lot of people involved in New York local politics. One piece of housing legislation I know about was derailed because a key sponsor was arrested for rape; another because the sponsor of the bill brought Pepperidge Farms Milano cookies the day of the vote, but the cookies ran out before they got to a crucial member, who voted no and commented afterwards, “Why didn’t I get a cookie?” I’m always hearing some horrifyingly preposterous or preposterously horrifying story. But my closest encounter with the morass was a time I myself behaved badly: when I stole a book from Randy Credico, a.k.a. Person Two in the Roger Stone indictment; and I think this episode has something to teach us about what it means to be alive in 2019, when the morass appears to be eating the free world.

Before we start, this was not my first outing as a book stealer. It was just my greatest feat as a book stealer; my Sistine chapel, my Mona Lisa. I’ve been stealing books since I was 18, when a guy let me leaf through his copy of The Master and Margarita, then left the room saying, “Don’t steal that book.” And before you close this in disgust: I know stealing books is a terrible thing. But it’s not as if I got involved in political dirty tricks with Roger Stone. Stealing books isn’t murder. It’s more on a par with whistling on the train.

Also, let it be entered into the record that Randy Credico is generally no saint. First, he’s a stand-up comedian from an era where Louis C.K. could pass as normal. In a documentary made about him, Sixty Spins Around the Sun, Randy can be seen tearing off his shirt as he boasts about his 19-year-old girlfriend. Also, even if we believe his claim that he wasn’t Roger Stone’s back channel to Wikileaks, he did work on several campaigns for Stone, sometimes doing robocalls in which he impersonated famous politicians. There was also a murky episode where Stone ret-conned his way into Love Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s fall from power and then reportedly left a message with Spitzer’s 83-year-old father saying “ …you will be arrested and brought to Albany and there’s not a goddamned thing your phony, psycho piece-of-shit son can do about it…” only to claim it was Randy impersonating him, which Randy denies—and there you have Randy’s relationship with Stone in a nutshell.

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Some children can ‘recover’ from autism, but problems often remain, study finds

Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support.
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Reactions to ‘Leaving Neverland’ vary. Some say Michael Jackson is a monster, others say film is flawed

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Don Cheadle Has Some Top Notch Tips on Shooting Hoops with Barack Obama

Just in case your next visit to the court puts you up against Barack Obama, Don Cheadle has some inside intel on how to shoot some hoops with the former president. Hint: “He’s a leftie, so it’s tricky to get the timing right on the shot,” the actor shared with comedy pair Desus Nice and The Kid Mero in a segment from their evening talk show, Desus & Mero.

Cheadle recalled playing a game of basketball against Obama — and being underwhelmed by the weak defense one of his teammates was putting up, because apparently there was some hesitation to truly press the president. “I was like, listen: foul him. Foul him!” Cheadle insisted. Because even when you’re playing against the leader of the free world, all bets are off when you’re on the court in heated competition.

Cheadle, who’s been promoting his latest show on Showtime, Black Monday, has been making subtle political statements on his publicity circuit of late. While hosting Saturday Night Live in February, he made his feelings about President Donald Trump known by wearing a Soviet Union hockey jersey with Trump’s name on it.

Looks like his loyalty still lies with Obama, even if the former president was not the easiest basketball opponent to beat.

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Why Some Cities Are Fighting A Cashless Economy

You are here this morning to discuss why some states and cities are fighting the move away from cash. What’s the story?

In recent years we have seen a rapid shift away from cash, both in the U.S. and around the world. Fewer people are using paper money, and the number of retailers cutting out cash and only accepting of credit and debit cards and digital payment platforms such as Apple Pay and Google Pay is on the rise. But some states and cities are worried the move toward a cashless society is disadvantaging some people, and they are taking up legislation to address this.

According to a report in The New York Times citing legislation being worked on around the country, the New Jersey Legislature and Philadelphia City Council have backed laws that would ban cashless stores. New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Chicago are looking at similar legislation.

Are we really heading toward a cashless future?

While I am not sure we will reach a point of no cash, it certainly looks like paper money is destined to occupy a much smaller place in our economy and our lives in the future. According to the Federal Reserve, cash purchases were down to thirty percent of all retail transactions as of last year compared to 40 percent in 2012.

A Gallup poll found that just a quarter of Americans made all or a significant number of retail purchases with cash in 2016, 11 percent fewer than those who did so just five years earlier. The switch away from cash is especially apparent among younger Americans. Just 21 percent of people between 23 to 34 years old reported most of their transactions were in cash, down from 39 percent five years before.

Why are legislators concerned about businesses moving away from cash?

 As you know, to be unbanked means you do not have access to a bank account or other financial services, such as credit or debit cards. Many officials are concerned that cashless policies will have a disproportionate effect on those who are more likely to be unbanked – including immigrants, lower-income families, and minorities – because they rely on cash in their daily lives.

So while the number of consumers who prefer using cash is declining, there are still tens of thousands of people who may be further disadvantaged by cashless retailers because they don’t have bank accounts or lack credit cards or photo identification.

After all, while the number of people who are unbanked is declining, around 6.5 percent of households had no members with a checking or savings account, and 1 in 5 families has not used a credit card or mainstream credit tool such as a mortgage during the previous 12 months. So, states and cities are trying to put safeguards in place to ensure these individuals and families can still conduct business.

How are businesses reacting?

 The fact is most businesses still accept cash. But, critics of these bills have argued that going cashless is more efficient and more secure. Many retailers note that the majority of their customers already pay with a card or payment app.

Not only does this encourage efficiency – at the point of sale, when counting it, and when depositing it – a lack of cash also cuts down the danger of robbery or theft. Still, proponents of these new laws note that none of this addresses their core concerns.

What advice would you give to those who don’t have access to a bank account or other financial tools?

The first thing is that it is in your interest to gain access to these financial tools. Not only is it more secure, it also allows you to build a credit history and can help you understand and benefit from the financial system in the long run. If you don’t feel like you have enough money to open a bank account, or if you have struggled financially in the past and are not concerned you may not be eligible, I would encourage you to try a local bank or credit union.

These institutions tend to have fewer requirements for account balances and account openings. If you are still having trouble, you may want to seek out financial counseling. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)of the Financial Counseling Association of America (FCAA) are great resources to begin the process.

Mellody Hobson is President of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm that serves individual investors and retirement plans through its no-load mutual funds and separate accounts. Additionally, she is a regular financial contributor and analyst for CBS News.

 


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Readers were asking recently for a round-up of some of the top things that l;l’readers have bought recently… these were some of the most-purchased items from January 2019!

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Stop us if you’ve heard a version of this one before. Facebook is slurping up a trove of extremely personal data from users of almost a dozen smartphone apps — apps which send along info that includes extremely private health details that the user, of course, is unaware Facebook is getting its hands on.

That’s according to a test of more than 70 apps reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, which found that at least 11 are sending such details to Facebook without the users’ knowledge. Not only that, Facebook can apparently also collect this data from users of the various apps in question who don’t have a Facebook account.

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Jeff Bezos told employees that fear of Amazon is overblown — some rivals are proving him right

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More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march through town with tiny children’s coffins emblazoned with the words: “Another victim of vaccination.”


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Michael Kors’ star-studded show had some very groovy surprise guests

Michael Kors has an enduring love affair with the ’70s. It’s so strong that the American designer time-traveled to Studio 54 Thursday morning when he unveiled his fall collection at Cipriani Downtown under a set of giant, spinning disco balls. His front row glitterati was equally fab: Kate Hudson, Olivia Wilde, Priyanka Chopra, Kerry Washington,…
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Jaxon Abalahin was a happy and seemingly healthy 5-year-old who had just returned home from what his mother would describe as “a great day at kindergarten” in February of 2005.

He then suddenly had difficulty speaking. His head began to dip forward in a kind of fast nod every few seconds.

His alarmed parents — Paula and Oscar Abalahin of Port Orchard, Washington — took him to a pediatrician, who referred them to a pediatric neurologist, who began a long series of tests. The neurologist put Jaxon on anti-seizure medicine, but his condition inexorably deteriorated.

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The governor didn’t get what he needed most out of his press conference: Reaffirmation of support from some of the biggest names in Virginia’s Democratic circles

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People Share Why They Don’t Use Financial Advisers; Some Alternative Ways to Get Financial Help

Many people just do not want to meet with a financial adviser despite the fact that using one may provide numerous financial advantages. Financial advisers provide objectivity of financial situations and give advice to help establish a more secure financial position.

A few personal finance professionals, authors, teachers and bloggers, from the Elevate Community, dedicated to uplifting people of color financially, shared their perspectives:

“Just Not Ready”

Just like weight loss, financial wellness is one of the top three new year resolutions and personal goals. Most people generally know what to do to improve their financial situation, but some are just not ready to do it.

“We like comfort!” says Andre Albritton of The Millennials Next Door. “A financial adviser will give recommendations outside of our comfort zone which can be a frightening experience.”

Money mantras like “save more and spend less” and “pay yourself first” have been stated by every financial expert. The reality is if a person is not mentally ready, they will not execute any plan.

Cost

On television, rich and famous people seem to be the only ones talking about meeting with financial advisers. This creates the perception that it takes thousands or millions of dollars to work with a financial adviser. The consumers living paycheck to paycheck with minimal or no assets (like a home, investments, etc.) may presume it is too expensive to meet with a financial adviser.

Many middle-class Americans are working hard to pay their bills and make ends meet. Paying to meet with a financial adviser may seem premature or unrealistic.

Denial

“People put off seeing a financial adviser for the same reason they avoid going to the doctor or dentist” shares Alfred Edmond Jr., BLACK ENTERPRISE Your Money Your Life Podcast host and co-author of Loving in the Grownzone. “They don’t want to deal with the choices, remedies, or lifestyle changes that will likely be necessary to improve their condition.”

People that practice avoidance in the hope that the problems will go away, or correct itself will deny the problem, and chose not to deal with the financial situation. Unfortunately, avoiding the dis-ease in the bank account will leave a person vulnerable to more financial hardships.

“People are embarrassed about their current (financial) situation and believe their choices got them in that predicament” explains Atiya Brown of Live Financially Savvy Podcast. “Since they don’t know the extent, they may tend to ignore and avoid.”

Pride

Almost 10 years ago, my pride almost put me in the poor house. I remember being ashamed to admit my major money mistakes and felt like a failure. I locked myself in a self-inflicted private prison of shame.

People suffer in silence because of their pride and the shame they feel because of making money mistakes. Making the decision to let go of the shame and ask for guidance will help to release the guilt.

Product Pushers

Julien Saunders of rich & REGULAR states, “Some financial advisers have a tendency to be pushy. Although well-intended, some (financial advisers) can make a person feel pressured. Consumers must fully understand the implications, alternatives, or cost to them as the investor.”

Some financial advisers are perceived as product pushers. Product pushing financial professionals turn off and scare away many consumers. Even though consumers know that financial advisers sell products, they do not want to feel pressured into purchasing products they don’t understand.

Stranger Danger

People do business with people they like, know, and trust. Sharing secret financial skeletons with  someone you don’t know can be extremely uncomfortable. It is even more frightening to give control of your money and assets to that stranger.

Patrina K. Dixon of It’$ My Money says, “Some people have trust issues. Therefore, if they do not trust the financial advisor, they will not be safe to share relevant information the adviser may need to assist the client.

 

Some Alternative Options to Using Financial Advisers 

Many are not ready for the financial commitment to meet or work with a financial adviser. Here are some alternative options and resources to help you “start where you are.”

Financial Blogs and Podcasts

Financial blogs are an excellent resource for free money tips and strategies. Here are a few blogs and podcasts to check out.

Tanya Rapley’s My Fab Finance Blog teaches millennial women of color how to regain control of their finances, overcome financial challenges, and pay off debt.

Talaat and Tai McNeely host the His And Her Money Podcast. Their podcast and blog aim to help married couples reach their financial goals together.

Marsha Barnes’ The Finance Bar Blog connects individuals to their financial wellness. She offers one-on-one coaching and an app that shows where your money is going.

Online Financial Tribes

John Hope Bryant, the founder of Operation Hope stated, “If you hang around nine broke people, you will be the tenth.” Connecting with people who have similar financial goals or have achieved the success desired is essential to financial success. Here are a few online financial tribes to check out.

The Live Richer Academy founded by Tiffany Aliche, who is known as The Budgetnista, is a membership-based online platform that offers courses designed to help participants take their finances to the next level.

Founded by Sandy Smith, of Yes I Am Cheap blog, Hustle Crew is a private Facebook group community that provides resources on entrepreneurship and starting a side hustle.

Financial Coaches

Financial coaches educate clients on the basics of money and credit management. They help their clients establish financial goals and create a customized plan to reach those goals. Financial coaches act as accountability partners to encourage and challenge their clients to success.

Financial coaching services range free through a non-profit programs to a few hundred dollars per hour to work with popular financial coaches privately.


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Some states allow parents to get out of vaccinations. Then this happens

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Some TV shows are better off binged. Others, not so much.

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In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal.


Nothing against You, but as far as television shows go, it didn’t do great when it aired on Lifetime. The fun, pulpy show about a bookstore manager who becomes dangerously obsessed with a woman came and went in the summer of 2018 with barely a peep from Twitter or the TV cultural hive mind. It’s not surprising that Lifetime cancelled You, but in a savvy move from Netflix, the streaming giant picked up the show and renewed it for a second season.

When You showed up on Netflix, magic happened. It became an almost overnight hit, with a reported 40 million viewers of the first season. Outlets wrote extensively about its bonkers plot and characters, hashtags were born, and what had been an obscure network satire became must-see TV.  Read more…

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Medicare-For-All’? More? Some?

Democrats have officially launched their debate over “Medicare-for-all,” with lots of ideas on how to expand health insurance coverage (and lower costs) for Americans. Chances of any bill becoming law in the next two years are extremely slim, with Republicans still in control of the Senate and White House. But the debate is important in the run-up to the 2020 presidential primaries for Democrats.

Meanwhile, the Trump administration continues to give states the ability to add work requirements to their expanded Medicaid programs — Arizona is the latest. And it is reportedly considering ways to allow states more flexibility in exchange for limited Medicaid funding.

This week’s panelists for KHN’s “What the Health?” are Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Alice Ollstein of Politico.

A note for interested listeners: On Jan. 31, the podcast will tape before a live audience at the Kaiser Family Foundation in downtown Washington, D.C. If you would like to attend, you can register here.

Among the takeaways from this week’s podcast:

  • Democratic lawmakers overwhelmingly support efforts to get the entire population covered by insurance. And while many of them say they support “Medicare-for-all,” they often have different views on what that system entails.
  • The full “Medicare-for-all” system being promoted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and some others would jettison the private insurance market, and many centrist lawmakers and the health care industry are likely to fight it.
  • Arkansas is the first state to put into use the work requirements that the Trump administration has approved for the Medicaid program. So far, 18,000 people — many of whom are working — have been kicked out of Medicaid coverage because they have not properly reported their work or other activities that allow them to maintain the federal-state insurance.
  • The administration is reportedly considering offering states the option to take their Medicaid money in a block grant, a proposal advanced by Republican members of Congress during the debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But states have been hesitant so far to move in this direction.
  • The administration’s rules for insurers operating on the health law’s marketplaces in 2020 will continue to allow them to load many of the cost increases they seek onto silver plans. The cost of those plans are used to determine subsidy levels, so many customers discovered that their subsidies grew and that they could buy non-silver plans for less money out-of-pocket.
  • A new Gallup poll finds that the number of people who are uninsured is growing, reaching the highest point since 2014, just before the ACA’s marketplaces opened. This could likely be a talking point in the 2020 campaign.

Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the week they think you should read too:

Julie Rovner: The Washington Post’s “Suicides Among Veterinarians Become a Growing Problem,” by David Leffler

Stephanie Armour: Politico’s “’I’m Trying Not to Die Right Now’: Why Opioid-Addicted Patients Are Still Searching for Help,” by Brianna Ehley and Rachel Roubein

Paige Winfield Cunningham: The Washington Post’s “Anonymous ‘Ghost Ship’ Is Among Groups Flooding Drug Pricing Debate,” by Christopher Rowland and Jeff Stein

Alice Ollstein: The Washington Post’s “They Went to Mexico for Surgery. They Came Back With a Deadly Superbug,” by Lena H. Sun

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We’ve got some bad news about Samsung’s 5G enabled S10+

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A lot of people recently have been saying that the smartphone landscape has gotten a bit boring. Despite some nice evolutionary improvements from the likes of Apple and Samsung over the years, the reality is that it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new smartphone feature that, right out of the gate, is an absolute game-changer. The impending rollout of 5G, however, is poised to change all that.

5G is poised to deliver absolutely insane speed improvements and the good news is that 5G devices are slated to launch later this year. The bad news is that the rollout of 5G isn’t going to happen overnight, which is to say it’s going to take some time before the masses can actually enjoy 5G connectivity. Indeed, this is part of the reason why Apple will likely wait until 2020 before introducing a 5G-compatible iPhone.

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Here is some of the most disturbing information revealed in the Surviving R. Kelly docuseries

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Here is some of the most disturbing information revealed in the <em> Surviving R. Kelly</em> docuseries

Last night, January 3rd, Lifetime’s new docuseries, Surviving R. Kelly, aired its first two episodes. The six-part series chronicles the years of sexual abuse allegations leveled against the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer—and the many people who allowed his alleged actions to continue unquestioned. The remaining four episodes of the series will air tonight, January 4th, and tomorrow, January 5th, and the initial two episodes have already brought many disturbing revelations to light. Here are just a few of the most harrowing details we’ve learned so far.

1. Witnesses say Kelly’s ex-wife, Andrea Kelly, was kept locked in an apartment.

USA Today reports that the R&B singer’s former wife, Andrea Kelly, said he planned their entire wedding himself—and she didn’t even know it was going to happen.

“My wedding was a surprise wedding,” she said, per USA Today. “I did not know I was getting married.”

Rolling Stone notes that other witnesses interviewed for the series claimed that she was later locked in Kelly’s apartment. Andrea Kelly has spoken about being abused by her ex-husband before, and in an October 2018 episode of The Viewshe alleged that he physically abused her.

2. One of Kelly’s former backup dancers claimed she witnessed him committing statutory rape.

Jovante Cunningham, a former backup singer and dancer for Kelly, disclosed that she witnessed Kelly having a sexual encounter on a tour bus with then 15-year-old Aaliyah (Kelly was 27). However, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Aaliyah’s mother, Diane Haughton, dismissed Cunningham’s claims as “lies and fabrications” in a tweeted statement.

3. Kelly’s ex-assistant said Aaliyah was “worried and scared” at their wedding.

Demetrius Smith, who previously worked as an assistant and tour manager for Kelly, discussed arranging Kelly’s marriage to then 15-year-old Aaliyah in 1994. Smith explains that Kelly used a fake marriage license for the ceremony, which listed Aaliyah’s age as 18. Although Kelly has claimed the marriage never occurred, Smith insists it did, adding that Aaliyah was “worried and scared” before the ceremony.

“Aaliyah looked worried, scared,” he said. “She was worried and scared. I wanted so much to grab Aaliyah and talk to her. She gave me a look like she wanted me to talk to her…I knew that it had changed the course of everything.”

The information that has come to light in Surviving R. Kelly is undoubtedly horrifying. We just hope the series helps bring Kelly to justice.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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Roku is now the latest tech company hoping that all of you who don’t currently subscribe to premium cable channels like Showtime but want to — that you’ll be fine with paying Roku for that privilege instead of going to a channel like Showtime directly.

Facebook, remember, has reportedly been pondering this same move — that of allowing subscriptions to channels like HBO to help flesh out its currently skimpy Facebook Watch offering. Likewise, Apple is reportedly going to mingle its own content with other content you have to pay for once the iPhone maker finally rolls out its video streaming service.

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Ashanti Shows Off Her Envious Curves In New Pictures But Some Are Only Focusing On Her Toes

Ashanti decided to ring in the new year looking like a golden goddess while in the Turks And Caicos Islands but her fans were captivated by one specific body part.

The R&B diva shared a few pictures where she is showing off her killer and envious curves in a tiny mini gold dress. She completed the look with a high ponytail.

The actress and businesswoman was on the tropical island to secure another bag — she was set to perform at an event.

Her supporters admitted that she looked sexy as ever, but they are also obsessed with her feet.

One fan told Ashanti: “Damn you are always getting to that 💼 Bag….i admire your hustle. A metaphor for how women should come all #2019.”

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This person zoomed in on her toes: “Head to ankles nice, let the nails on your big toes grow to catch up to exceed the tip of the toemeat on your big toes❤ Happy New Year 2019. Stop being so fine every year gahdamn 🤣Looking like a million bucks. My one goal in 2019 so far is to see you in concert that’s my first and only goal to start the year off. 😍💖

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This follower said she looked like sweet chocolate wrapped in gold paper and added: “You look like 1 of them chocolates that be rapped in the gold foil Happy New Year’s to you and your family. What does Ashanti use on her legs? This product that gives them this heavenly shine? Plz, share @ashanti. My Beautiful Queen.”

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Another comment about her feet read: “Beautiful!!! Been that chick since 2001 and it’s 2019 18 years later… let’s see if they can even make it that far 😍. Cute pic but why the camera makes her feet look long af😂😂😂I’m sorry, but her feet look like a size 12 men’s lol. Enough with the jokes, God bless you, Ashanti! Thank you for all your beautiful music over the years, truly a woman of GRACE, honest inspiration and LOVE! I hope you have a beautiful New Years! Cheers 🥂❤.”

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Next year is going to be pretty interesting for Netflix subscribers, to put it mildly. According to analytics firm Jumpshot, more than half of the streaming giant’s 50 most-popular shows are licensed from companies like NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia that are planning to start streaming services of their own.

That’s potentially bad news for Netflix users who are also fans of its top licensed shows like The Office and Grey’s Anatomy. Because since everyone from new streaming upstarts to industry stalwarts like Disney are planning to launch Netflix rivals in 2019, that means they might be inclined to yank their popular titles from Netflix. And if they don’t, they’ll no doubt charge Netflix a pretty penny to keep them there.

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The first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer was shown at CCXP in Brazil last week, so many people thought that Sony and Marvel would also release it in theaters, on YouTube, and on TV. However, that didn’t happen and the trailer was pushed back to mid-December, according to reports at the time. There was also some chatter flying around that the trailer would premiere this week instead, but if you expected to see the first this week you’re going to be disappointed to hear the trailer isn’t coming.

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For the foreseeable future, Offset will be looking mighty funny in the light after allegedly stepping out on his lady for women who are in Cardi B’s line of work but nowhere near her level of fame. Summer Bunni, the alleged mistress of Offset, apparently put together a track in honor of her relationship with the Migos rapper and insisting that she didn’t intend to be a homewrecker. 

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Summer Bunni tells The Blast, she penned “Don’t Matter” over the summer when she was experiencing “mixed feelings” about Offset. “I just wanted to write about how I felt at the time,” Bunni says, adding that she felt her emotions were being neglected during her brief fling with the hip-hop star.

As we’ve reported, Cardi B shocked the entertainment world this week when she announced a split with Offset after claiming the two had been trying to make the relationship work for a “long time.” Shortly after news broke, text messages went viral appearing to show Offset was trying to organize a ménage à trois with Bunni and another woman, Cuban Doll.

Bunni is mortified that she has been labeled as a homewrecker and says she never intended to be a catalyst for rapper’s split. “I really thought he and I were for real,” Bunni admits, saying she sincerely hopes the “Bodak Yellow” star can accept her apology one day.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, U.S. health officials said. Just check the label.

The Food and Drug Administration narrowed its blanket warning from last week, when it said people shouldn’t eat any romaine because of an E. coli outbreak. The agency said Monday the romaine linked to the outbreak appears to be from the California’s Central Coast region. It said romaine from elsewhere should soon be labeled with harvest dates and regions, so people know it’s OK to eat.

People shouldn’t eat romaine that doesn’t have the label information, the FDA said. For romaine that doesn’t come in packaging, grocers and retailers are being asked to post the information by the register.

Romaine harvesting recently began shifting from California’s Central Coast to winter growing areas, primarily Arizona, Florida, Mexico and California’s Imperial Valley. Those winter regions weren’t yet shipping when the illnesses began. The FDA also noted hydroponically grown romaine and romaine grown in greenhouses aren’t implicated in the outbreak.

The labeling arrangement was worked out as the produce industry called on the FDA to quickly narrow the scope of its warning so it wouldn’t have to waste freshly harvested romaine. An industry group said people can expect to start seeing labels as early as this week. It noted the labels are voluntary, and that it will monitor whether to expand the measure to other leafy greens and produce.

The FDA said the industry committed to making the labeling standard for romaine and to consider longer-term labeling options for other leafy greens.

Robert Whitaker, chief science officer of the Produce Marketing Association, said labeling for romaine could help limit the scope of future alerts and rebuild public trust after other outbreaks.

“Romaine as a category has had a year that’s been unfortunate,” Whitaker said.

The FDA still hasn’t identified a source of contamination in the latest outbreak. There have been no reported deaths, but health officials say 43 people in 12 states have been sickened. Twenty-two people in Canada were also sickened.

Even though romaine from the Yuma, Arizona, region is not implicated in the current outbreak, it was blamed for an E. coli outbreak this spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five. Contaminated irrigation water near a cattle lot was later identified as the likely source.

Leafy greens were also blamed for an E. coli outbreak last year. U.S. investigators never specified which salad green might be to blame for those illnesses, which happened around the same time of year as the current outbreak. But officials in Canada identified romaine as a common source of illnesses there.

The produce industry is aware the problem is recurring, said Jennifer McEntire of the United Fresh Produce Association.

“To have something repeat in this way, there simply must be some environmental source that persisted,” she said. “The question now is, can we find it?”

Growers and handlers in the region tightened food safety measures after the outbreak this spring, the industry says. Steps include expanding buffer zones between cattle lots and produce fields. But McEntire said it’s not known for sure how the romaine became contaminated in the Yuma outbreak. Another possibility, she said, is that winds blew dust from the cattle lot onto produce.

McEntire said the industry is considering multiple theories, including whether there is something about romaine that makes it more susceptible to contamination. Compared with iceberg lettuce, she noted its leaves are more open, thus exposing more surface area.

Since romaine has a shelf life of about 21 days, health officials said last week they believed contaminated romaine could still be on the market or in people’s homes.

Food poisoning outbreaks from leafy greens are not unusual. But after a 2006 outbreak linked to spinach, the produce industry took steps it believed would limit large scale outbreaks, said Timothy Lytton, a Georgia State University law professor. The outbreak linked to romaine earlier this year cast doubt on how effective the measures have been, he said.

But Lytton also noted the inherent risk of produce, which is grown in open fields and eaten raw.

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These Are Some of the Insane Moments of Mayhem Possible in ‘Just Cause 4’

Just Cause 4 has a darker tone than its predecessors, but it’s absolutely still an enabler for any shenanigans you’ve got in mind — a far cry from the other dour, self-serious open-world games that have come out of late.

Storywise, protagonist Rico Rodriguez is on a personal mission to see the truth behind his father’s death — a more personal note for the series. Still, the key to this year’s game is on the shed-load of new destructive tools on offer — and a weather forecast predicting gaming’s best tornado and a 100 percent chance of hilarity…


Remove the &quot;wind guns&quot; the enemy uses to hold back a tornado and watch the fun unfold
Remove the “wind guns” the enemy uses to hold back a tornado and watch the fun unfold

Grapple Improvements

One of the key measurements in a Just Cause game is how much trouble you can make in the shortest amount of time possible. Avalanche is giving players outlets for mischief thanks to a bunch of new enhancements to Rico’s signature suite of bat-gadgets. As always, you can get about by alternating between grapple hook, parachute, and wingsuit — three mechanics that work remarkably well in tandem with one another. The biggest change, however, is how your grapple launcher has been taken to insane new levels of customization. You’re basically your own Q Branch now.

At any time you can pause the game, bring up a menu, and apply a ridiculously large amount of behaviours to the grapple pods shot from your wrist. You might want to deploy a balloon that lifts up a tank but stops at a certain altitude before exploding. Hell, you could strap a tank with non-lethal balloons, slap some rocket boosters on its butt, and hover that thing into an enemy outpost like the world’s weirdest gunship.

Alternatively, if you’re a sadist you might opt to create a gadget that rapidly reels two objects toward one another before detonating on impact (such as, say, two hapless civilian NPCs). There are millions of gadget combinations to try, too — you can effectively make any in-game object lift, pull, or push as hard as you want. You’re limited only by your creativity and nefariousness.


&quot;What's your vector, Victor?&quot; &quot;I'm pretty much over, Roger&quot;
“What’s your vector, Victor?” “I’m pretty much over, Roger”

The Weather Literally Shakes Things Up

JC4 offers one other source of emergent fun for you, too. For the first time in the series, this physics-heavy open-world is being plagued by extreme weather, like blizzards, sandstorms, tornados, and electrical storms. Fitting in with a narrative that is more or less “bad guys are controlling the weather,” this extreme weather is a wild card that respects nobody and can be spotted from miles and miles away. It shreds about on its own AI routines and, rather amusingly, the NPCs in the world show it nowhere near the respect it deserves.

During our playtime, we spent a good hour alternating between watching pedestrians drive right into a tornado, only to be whipped around and then pinged a postcode away. We also deliberately tried to punch through the beast in an attempt to find an eye of the storm we’re not even sure exists. Honestly, we’ve played every single Just Cause entry in the series and this self-imposed challenge proved to be the most fun we’ve had in years. We want the whole game — every racing challenge, every stunt event, and every firefight — to be set in and around this thing.

We commandeered an enemy gunship in our first experiment and tried dropping directly down through the clouds. End result: The rotor blades shredded like tinfoil and the bird exploded, sending our ragdolling (and flaming) body around and around the vortex. It took a minute to let go of us. Upside: a new “skydiving record” was set. Bonus!

Unperturbed, we next attempted to brute force through using a stealth microfighter that was going 360 km/h with its afterburners cranked. End result: the tornado turned us aside and more or less used our own momentum to judo flip our 30 million dollar ride into a nearby mountain.


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“WITNESS MEEEEE!” *Kaboom*

There were so many attempts, dear reader. A civilian bus full of people driven flat chat into it? That got sent cartwheeling into a forest, then death by explosion. 747-sized airliner doing 400kmh/hr, flown upside down for extra style points? Wings caught on fire, then the fuselage got sucked up into the chute and spat out onto some buildings. Damn it.

Beaten but not unamused, we rounded off our playtime by pranking The Agency plane that delivers Rico all his air-dropped vehicles and gadgets. We ventured as close to the vortex as possible and then ordered a shipping container full of stuff, taking care to make delivery vector intersect with mother nature’s angriest storm.

Sure enough an A380-sized dropship barreled in overhead and was shredded into gobs of fire and a hail of twisted Mechano parts. We stood below it all, awestruck by the carnage.

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These Are Some of the Most Beloved Heroes and Villains You’d Never Know Without Stan Lee

In the wake of reports that Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, fans are mourning the loss of the legendary Marvel Comics creator.

Lee, who made cameos in a number of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, is credited with creating some of the most popular comic book superheroes and villains of all time, including Spider-Man, the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk.

“I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life. … I think of them as fairy tales for grown-ups,” he told The Associated Press in a 2006 interview. “We all grew up with giants and ogres and witches. Well, you get a little bit older and you’re too old to read fairy tales. But I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for those kind of things, things that are bigger than life and magical and very imaginative.”

The true origin stories of some superheroes aren’t always clear. But without Stan Lee, the world of heroes and villains would be a lot smaller.

Here are some of the most beloved heroes and villains you’d never know if it wasn’t for Stan Lee.

Heroes created by Stan Lee

• Ant-Man
• Ancient One
• Avengers
• Beast
• Black Panther
• Black Widow
• Captain Marvel
• Cyclops
• Daredevil
• Doctor Strange
• Fantastic Four
• Groot
• Hawkeye
• Hulk
• Human Torch
• Iceman
• Invisible Woman
• Iron Man
• Jean Grey
• Mister Fantastic
• Nick Fury
• Professor X
• Quicksilver
• Scarlet Witch
• Spider-Man
• Thing
• Thor
• Wasp
• X-Men

Villains created by Stan Lee

• Doctor Doom
• Doctor Octopus
• Green Goblin
• Kaecilius
• Kingpin
• Loki
• Magneto
• Sandman
• Vulture
• Whiplash


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Incase you hadn’t noticed, we’re getting pretty excited about Christmas in the Marie Claire office. While some people are reluctant to start the countdown until December, we’re ready thanks to the huge amount of festive treats already on offer.

We’re preparing to stock up on Aldi gin Christmas crackers, we’ve picked out our favourite New Look Friends Christmas t-shirt, and we’re keen to start using this personalised wrapping paper which has your own face on it. Genius.

And now we’re making picking the perfect Christmas treats even easier by bringing you the latest sweet news – Tesco is now selling huge boxes of Maltesers Truffles.

The supermarket is truly bringing festive joy to the masses with this one. Maltesers are a Christmas staple – why else do we all buy Celebrations? – so imagine our delight at finding out that these beauties are on the shelves.

One Instagram user alerted the world to this happy news by sharing a photograph of the giant box at their local store.

We’re in love.

They’ve already got a huge fan following, with many marvelling at this wonderful creation.

‘I know what I’m treating my self too… Maltesers are life,’ one Instagram user commented on the post.

‘Not big enough they’re amazing make it giant,’ another wrote.

Okay, we’re with that person.

The Maltesers Truffles also a very reasonable £7, and we now know what we’ll be stuffing into our trolly on the next food shop.

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Everyone knows that one of the biggest aspects of traveling has to do with food. In fact, many people who decide to embark on a journey, whether they are big foodies or not, plan their entire trip based on when and where they will be eating at local restaurants or other recommended places. If these travelers had an itinerary, it would look like a menu, basically, and in between they would push in some sightseeings, just to say that they didn’t only travel for the food. If you ask us, we don’t see anything wrong about traveling to a place just for the good or interesting food that it’s known for.

However, if you still feel somewhat guilty for all your guilty pleasures that also happen to be tasty, and you don’t want to go back home thinking all you did on your trip was eat, then we have the perfect solution for you – food museums. Just think about it, a food museum, has the right amount of culture mixed with the one thing you love most – food, all under the same yummy roof. We can’t promise any food tastings or that these places will be found in the more familiar travel-guides, but what we can promise, is a whole new and tasty experience that will open up your senses and challenge your taste as well as your cultural buds.

Museum of Ice cream – Los Angeles, California

It’s safe to say that 98.9% of the people in the world love ice cream. From little kids to adults, it’s the one of the few foods that everyone loves. What’s not to like? It’s sweet, you can top it with endless topping choices and on a hot summer day, it’s the perfect refresher. So if you ever wondered what it would be like to swim in a pool of sprinkles or relax on huge ice lollies, then the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles is the place for you. It’s also suitable for families traveling with children, and it’s the perfect Instagram backdrop for colorful and playful pictures.


The Frietmuseum – Bruges, Belgium

From ice cream to fries – can this day get any better?? Located in the picturesque city of Bruges, the Friet Museum, which was founded by Eddy van Belle, the chairman of the Puratos Group and just a frites lover, takes you on a culinary tour throughout the history of potatoes and how they have become what we know as fries. The museum was actually founded after van Belle googled the words ‘fry museum’ and found zero results. The museum was opened for visitors in 2008 and apart from a bit of potato history, you can also get cones of the Belgian frites, fried, or the way they like to call it – double-cooked.

The Pulmuone Kimchi – Seoul, South Korea

If you are even somewhat familiar with the Korean culture and its food culture specifically, then you must know that kimchi is pretty much Korea’s national food. You can’t enter a restaurant  and not receive a bowl of those traditional and fermented cabbages and radishes. It only makes sense, then, that there would be an entire museum dedicated for that cuisine. You will find a variety of 80 different kimchi, as well as a bit of history through historic cook books and ancient recipes. You can also learn about the process of making different kinds of kimchi. The only catch is, you have to love kimchi.

Cup Noodles Museum – Yokohama, Japan

From one East Asian country to another, Japan offers some of the coolest, most innovative sights in the world, so it only makes sense that Cup Noodle Museum in Yokohama focuses on the idea of ‘creative thinking’. If you ever wondered how the first instant Ramen soup was created and wanted to hear the history of instant noodles, then you must visit this museum which was opened for visitors in 1994. Some of the attractions that can be found at that ramen theme park: a display of over 3000 kinds of instant noodles, and an opportunity to create your own cup noodle.

Pizza Brain Museum – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You would think that the world’s first Pizza museum would be located in Italy, but in fact the first Pizza museum is found in Philadelphia. It contains the biggest collection of pizza-related mementos. What started as a Kickstarted project, soon turned into one of the yummiest attractions in Philly. Since it opened in 2012, there were many artistic partnerships that have been made with local artists who have decorated the place in their own special way. Needless to  mention, that you can probably get the best pizza in the area at the Pizza Brain Museum.

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