Biden tops 2020 Iowa presidential poll, Sanders gains momentum

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden topped a poll of Iowa voters on Saturday that also showed Senator Bernie Sanders gaining momentum against him in the No. 2 spot.

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Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Tops in Obstetrics

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by the Women’s Choice Award®. Presented by WomenCertified Inc., this evidence-based designation scored Moanalua Medical Center in the top 17 percent of 2,778 U.S. hospitals offering obstetrics.

The America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics distinction is awarded based on the following criteria: low rates of early elective deliveries, high patient safety rankings for reducing infection and complication rates, and rankings above the national average for patient recommendation.

Moanalua Medical Center makes breastfeeding support and education a priority for new mothers. Additionally, the Family Birth Center at Moanalua Medical Center provides coordinated labor and delivery care in a safe and comfortable setting, facilitated by a team made up of the patient’s obstetrician-gynecologist, certified nurse-midwife, neonatologist and other care providers. New mothers and their families enjoy a personalized birth experience with private delivery suites, mother-baby rooms, room service, and labor aids such as a birthing ball and hydrotherapy tub.

“Prenatal and maternity care is essential to the health and well-being of mothers and their babies,” said Mabel Wong, MD, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We’re grateful to be recognized by the Women’s Choice Award for promoting safe, patient-centered maternity care that revolves around mother and child.”

America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics combines national accreditations, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey results and hospital outcome scores with primary research about women’s health care preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in obstetric services based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

About Kaiser Permanente

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

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Vuitton tops off fashion season with a museum mash-up

Louis Vuitton brought Paris Fashion Week to a close with a novel catwalk, building a replica of the pipes and scaffolding exterior of the Pompidou modern art center within the heart of the Louvre. Vuitton, originally a luggage maker now famed for its handbags, is one in a stable of LVMH-owned brands that put on lavish shows in recent days. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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The Hunt: White Tops for Spring

the best white tops for work

2019 Update: This post was originally published in 2016, but we’ve updated our favorite white tops for work as of Feb. 2019 — see below!

Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.

Pictured at top, clockwise: V-neck / crew / relaxed / scalloped / sleeveless / polka dotted sweater / Swiss dot button front

I would guess that 60% of my closet — if not more — is black. White appears far less frequently — but even I love to herald the beginning of spring by buying a few new white tops every year, and (if they’ve held up well enough), pulling out old favorites from previous years.  The white blouse, of course, is a classic — but sometimes you want something that isn’t quite as fussy or as formal as a blouse with collars or buttons. (If you’re on the hunt for a basic button-front blouse, a silky collared blouse, or a basic tee or shell to wear beneath a suit, check out our latest roundups on those topics.) I never know what to call these items (tops? shirts? white non-blouses?) but I do think they’re something that makes every outfit more versatile — and can be an easy way to take your more formal suits away from the dreaded “I’ve got a secret interview today” territory. Of course I am on #teamwhitecamisole as well, but that’s me…

In my mind, white tops break down into basic general categories, which I’ll lay out below…. I’ll note at the outset that a lot of these tops come in colors other than white, which show the details FAR better than the white versions, at least online. In fact, the very fact that there IS a white option may be hidden because the color doesn’t show up against your screen — so use the dropdown color picker menu if in doubt (screenshot of what I mean here).

The Slightly Fancy White Tee

These shirts — usually in jersey or some other t-shirt like material — have a few great details that elevate them from your basic white t-shirt.  The details are usually near the neck — but sometimes also down the back or at the hem; the material may also be different or nicer in some way than your usual t-shirt.  Pro: these can be easy to care for, and if you have fit problems because of your bust/waist ratio, these can be easier to wear than a button-front shirt. Cons: opacity can be a problem, and some details (like a sheer shoulder like the lace one below) may give you pause for your office or wardrobe. (For my $ .02 I think they look lovely as a layering piece, particularly beneath a blazer – I just layer a camisole beneath them and a regular nude-for-me bra.)

fancy white t-shirt for suits

The Blouse Tee

These tops are shaped like a tee (and are usually pullovers), but usually made from a blousy material. They can look nice and crisp, but can be high maintenance (e.g., required dry cleaning or ironing). They also can cross into the “too informal” category pretty easily.

t-blouse for work

The White Knit Short-Sleeved Sweater

These can be difficult to find online — so when you see them in the store at places like Ann Taylor or Banana Republic, do stock up! Pros: they’re definitely fancier than a t-shirt material, and sometimes more opaque (be on the safe side here and wear a camisole and nude-for-you bra the first time, though). Cons: they may need extra care in the laundry, or they may fade or look “dirty” too soon.

short-sleeved white sweaters for work

The Non-Blousy Blouse

I normally think of a blouse as having buttons and/or a collar — these tops lack that, but they definitely still feel like a blouse in formality, usually because of their material.  These can be a more modern option, as well as being easier to fit if gaping is a problem… but they can be harder to care for and be more sheer.

non-blousy blouses for work

The Casual/Feminine Blouse

These are blouses that may have buttons up the front and/or a collar — but there’s something about it that makes it more feminine, such as a burnout pattern (like the polka dots below), a peplum detail, eyelet/lace, a wrap effect, or an unusual fabric (like the jersey one we featured a while ago from Anne Fontaine). If you work in a very conservative office and are striving to add more feminine details to your workwear, start here because it’s hard to go wrong (beyond wrinkles/sheerness/etc) — for all but the most formal of occasions they’re appropriate, and an easy, chic addition to your wardrobe that goes with everything else.

feminine white blouses

The White Shell

This can be a huge category — or a very narrow one if going sleeveless isn’t appropriate at your office. To be honest, unless you wear a lot of cardigans or washable blazers, I’d avoid these tops in general — I always think it’s better to wear a sleeved layer beneath a blazer, if only to make trips to the dry cleaner more minimal (not only is it expensive, but it can be really hard on clothes too). I think they can work best with cardigans because you don’t get that line on your arm where your sleeve ends — but if you’re going for bang for your buck, I’d stick with sleeved options. Still, if you’re on the hunt, here are a few cute ones:

white sleeveless shell for work

This is a huge category (and this was a big of a runaway post!) — but what categories am I missing? What white tops do you need in your wardrobe, or have proven themselves to be real workhorses? How do you guys like to make your work outfits more springlike?

* Hunting for maternity sizes? Don’t forget to check out our Guide to Maternity Shopping for Work.

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I mostly consider black to be my base for my work wear -- but even I love a white top for spring; they have a way of freshening up your entire work wardrobe and making all of your work outfits that much crisper and lighter! These are the six tops every career woman should consider adding to her wardrobe in spring -- great for wearing under suits, layering under cardigans, and adding as a simple topper to skirts and trousers.

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Hilton Worldwide Q4 Profit Tops View; Provides Rosy Guidance – Quick Facts

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT) reported Wednesday net income for the fourth quarter was $ 224 million or $ 0.75 per share, sharply lower than $ 729 million or $ 2.27 per share in the prior-year quarter. Adjusted for special items, earnings were $ 0.79 per share, compared to $ 0.53 per share last year.
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Ariel Winter Shows Off Abs In Crop Tops & Flashes Bra Strap In Sexy New Magazine Shoot — Pics

Ariel Winter has always been a symbol of being body positive. Now she’s showing off her recent weight loss in crop tops while flaunting her abs for a sexy new magazine spread and we’ve got the pics.

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Our Northwest Docs Are Tops

Northwest Permanente and Kaiser Permanente Northwest topped Portland’s Top Doctors & Nurses 2019 list — published by Portland Monthly — with more Northwest Permanente doctors on the list than any other health care organization or physician group in our Northwest region.

This year, 148 Northwest Permanente physicians, 10 physician assistants, 6 certified registered nurse anesthetists, 4 nurse practitioners, and 4 midwives made the list for a total of 172 “Top Physicians/Clinicians” in all. Oregon Health and Science University placed second, with 117 clinicians on the list.

More than 12,000 votes were submitted across 75 medical specialties. Clinicians could nominate up to 4 clinicians in each specialty and answer the question: To whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

“Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, recognize and shine the spotlight on our remarkable colleagues and friends, and to showcase our pride in one another as Permanente physicians and Kaiser Permanente clinicians,” said Imelda Dacones, MD, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Permanente.

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Kohl’s Corp. Q3 Profit Tops Estimates, Comps. Up 2.5%; Raises Guidance

Kohl’s Corp. (KSS) reported third-quarter earnings per share, excluding loss on extinguishment of debt, of $ 0.98, an increase of 40% year-over-year. On average, 19 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 0.96 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. Reported net income was $ 161 million compared to $ 117 million, previous year. Gross margin was 37.0%, up 25 bps from prior year.
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Consumer sentiment tops expectations in November, stays on pace for best year since 2000

A preliminary reading on consumer sentiment for November came in slightly above expectations.


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Back to Body-Con Tops

Body-con tops are very fitted and a little tighter than tailored fits. They’re usually made of a knitted jersey or yarn across natural and man-made fibers. Although knitted tops and knitwear are stretchy by nature, many have a Spandex or elastane content for extra soft and comfy stretch.  

Body-con tops are very tight. They cling onto the body and showcase the natural silhouette of your figure creating maximal structure. This creates the opposite effect of a fluid or oversized fit that hides your natural silhouette thereby creating an unstructured effect.

You don’t to have an extremely smooth upper body that’s void of extra bits to wear body-con tops. Longer body-con tops can be pulled up a little and ruched or scrunched across the midsection to conceal lumps and bumps. Semi-tucking a body-con top creates a similar ruched effect, and is quite concealing (especially with the girdling effect of a high rise). Body-con knitwear with stitch interest like ribbed surface interests are more forgiving over body bumps too. Generally, the better the drape and thicker the fabric, the more effectively a body-con top will camouflage the extra bits.

Body-con tops are back as a nod to the ‘90s trend. They work extremely well tucked into on-trend roomier high-rise bottoms, higher rise bootcuts and flares, culottes, paper-bag waists, and flared midi skirts. They are good to layer under a blazer or jacket.

More of my clients than I expected are back in body con tops this year, especially those who like to be bang on trend because they work well with the new look roomier bottoms. We’ve had to give foundation garments more attention though, because you really need to wear the right bra with these types of tops, and some clients are in shapewear. You can’t wear a bra with a narrow band that cuts into the flesh of your back. You need a more supportive bra with a wide band that smooths out back flesh.

Tailored and fluid fits are my favourite and that’s what fills my wardrobe. But I bought seven body-con tops this year, all of which are fine or very fine gauge pullovers. I needed the change, and wear all the tops except the citron patterned top semi-tucked or tucked into roomier high-rise bottoms, bootcuts, flares, wide crops, flared midi skirts, and a paper-bag waist. I don’t wear them with body-con bottoms or a tight pencil skirt because that would be too much tight-all-over for this leg of my style journey. I like body-con tops best remixed with bottoms that move in motion. Here are my body-con tops.

Over to you. Are you wearing body-con tops?

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Goldman Sachs Q3 Profit Tops Estimates; Revenue Up 4%

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported earnings per common share of $ 6.28 for the third quarter of 2018 compared to $ 5.02 for the third quarter of 2017. On average, 22 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 5.38 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items. Net earnings applicable to common shareholders rose 21% year-over-year to $ 2.45 billion.
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PepsiCo Q3 Profit Tops Estimates, Organic Revenue Up 4.9%; Updates 2018 Targets

PepsiCo, Inc. (PEP) reported third-quarter core EPS of $ 1.59, an increase of 7 percent from prior year. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange translation, core constant currency EPS increased 9 percent. On average, 20 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $ 1.57 for the quarter. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.
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