Why the death of Tumblr porn is especially bad for women

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 10:10AM

Tumblr has announced that, starting December 17, it will ban all adult content, which it defines as “photos, videos, or GIFs that show real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content—including photos, videos, GIFs, and illustrations—that depicts sex acts.” The move comes after Tumblr was removed from the App Store in November due to child pornography availablility, and though the platform has since upped its screening, and flagging, and content-removing practices, it has yet to be restored to Apple?s good graces. But this reaction by the site, which feels harsh to me, certainly doesn?t put it in my good graces.

For the uninitiated, Tumblr has long been a respite for erotica artists and folks who create, curate, consume GIFs from porn. And for women like me, the 11-year-old website has been a trusty destination for female-friendly porn that feels more so for me…

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5 Quotes To Brighten Your Day

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Mind Open, Eyes Closed

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Finally … it is 5 am and for the most part, with the exception of the snap crackle pop of fire in the fireplace, it is quiet. Last night was another story, and below is the flow which was experienced.

I woke myself, stating, “There’s a barrier of some kind”. Astral travel shows a blockage at a certain place of entry. Perhaps the barrier is thought form … Who’s? And why does it permeate mass consciousness?

What is this illusion seen? Can it be touched? If so, how does it react? Does it move, or change at all?

Bodies with Soul are larger than life, consisting of consciousness, sub-consciousness, and dream time. Life outside of body has all of these same layers. If life in body is larger than life, then life experiencing all layers at the same time is as well, or more so. Who is this barrier affecting?…

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An exhaustive list everything I’ve said (and done) to leave a bad date early

City Women & co

November 30, 2018 at 05:30AM

If you believe Sex and the City at face value, you probably think New York City is the greatest place ever to date. After all, options are endless, with the vast majority of people being both eligible and desirable. And all you have to do to take advantage is just walk out onto the street and bump into ?em for a good, ole meet-cute. LOL.

As someone who has spent nearly the majority of her dating years in this human-dense town, let me tell you: The situation is less so Carrie and Big (or Aidan or Berger or Alexander Petrovsky) than it is a horrific iteration of Jumanji.

After being burnt enough times via bad dates that weren?t just boring but also drained me of my precious time, finances, and joy, I decided to never go into one of these situations exposed, schedually speaking, ever…

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Am I Leading A Boring Life?

Eva Harmoni

I’ve been told many times that my life is boring and for all those times, I tried to argue and reason out. My life isn’t boring just because you have no idea how I am living it. Ofcourse I never said that, but I was so sure that they are only thinking that my life’s boring because they got no clue. I am not obliged to let them know how I am enjoying my life. They are not meant to judge whatever I do in the weekend. It is none of their business and it is absolutely so rude of them to tell me that my life is a lot less enjoyable than theirs. I was holding on to that thought – until someone very close to me told me that. So right now, I am quite convinced that I am living an extremely boring life. And I am both…

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Rick Archer SAND Conference Q&A and Interview by Shakti Caterina Maggi – Buddha at the Gas Pump

Imagination -A great Art !!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”― Albert Einstein

 

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Imagination is a great art ! The person who can imagine well, can also write well. Imagine life in your own way. There are different types of people,so there will be different types of imaginations in this world ! If you want to imagine something, I shall suggest not to read the books. First, you jot down your imaginations. Then you read different types of story books. Do you know why I am suggesting like this ? Because once you read the books, you will start to imagine the life like the author of that book which one you were reading. Of course, you will read books, but definitely after jotting down your own world, your own views and perspectives. Once you jot down your world, and then if you start reading the books, the author can’t erase your imagination permanently. It may happen , after reading the books, your…

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Nostalgia for a Time you never experienced

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You might have heard the quote of L.P.Hartley from the novel The Go-Between: “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” There will always be something about the music that our grandparents and parents would listen to when we were children. They bring a keen sense of nostalgia for a time that we didn’t experience. The music of our grandparents’ and parents’ youth.

When we are in our middle or late adulthood we seem to find a great pleasure in the music of our youth. Something that is called a reminiscence bump. A tendency for older adults to have increased recollection for events and memories that seemed to have occurred in their twenties ( adolescence and early adulthood). But what about the music of our grandparents’ and parents’ adolescence and early adulthood?  To the psychological scientist and lead researcher Carol Lynne Krumhansl of Cornell…

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Smiling More.

Just Nita

Afternoon Everybody. How’s Everyone Feeling Today. I Hope Wonderful.

Let’s Chat A Minute About “Smiling More”. Let’s First Define The Word Smile. Well A Smile Is A Powerful Chemical Reaction In The Brain. That Can Make You Feel Happier.

Smiling And Laughing Can Lift Your Mood, Lower Stress, Boost Your Immune System. It Makes You Look Attractive, Your

Smile Also Says a Great Deal About You. Smiling Helps You Make A Better Impression.

It Also Make You More Approachable, More Confident. Smiling Spreads Joy, Smiling Attracts More Positive Energy, Makes You More Youthful. We All Need That Huh? Lol. Your Smile Can Lighten The Mood Of Any Situation You Find Yourself In.

Here Are A Few Quotes I Like About Smiling.

-Thank You For Being The Reason I Smile.

-I Fall For Your Smile Every Single Time.

-You Are Someone Reason To Smile.

-You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile.

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Missionaries All! Part II

One Way Studies

Rev. Sudha Mehta©

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Can you remember someone in your life that had a tremendous impact on you in a very short time?

When my son graduated Law School, I asked him if he could point to someone in his life growing up that impacted him in a life changing way. He named three. His third grade Teacher, his high school Guidance-Counselor and an SAT tutor who met with him twice. I understood the first two. His third grade Teacher had him in class for a year – she was marvelous. His high school Guidance-Counselor knew him a long time also. But the third puzzled me. Two one hour sessions were all he did with this tutor! In this short encounter this gentleman said some things that changed my son’s outlook on his future in a measurable way.

Brother Sumner was such a man for…

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This one-minute stair-climbing test measures whether you’re getting enough exercise

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 08:43AM

There?s something about taking the stairs that truly messes with your confidence. You can feel like the most in-shape person in the world, totally killing it during HIIT seshes, turning up the RPM on your spin bike like you?re gunning to win the Tour de France. Then the second you start ascending to the front door of your walk-up apartment, you?re suddenly more winded than you?ve ever been. Well, it turns out all those flights are the ultimate fitness test and can say a lot about whether you have solid exercise capacity—or the ability to handle high levels of physicality—breathless or not.

In a new study published by the European Society of Cardiology, 12,615 participants did a treadmill evaluation to test heart strength by measuring metabolic equivalents (METs). One MET is the amount of energy your body uses to sit quietly (walking is matched with 3…

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Thursday photo prompt : Onward

Positive Side Of The Coin

Copyright Sue Vincent

There is no time like now,

No place like here.

So from now onwards,

let’s believe in magic,

Magic of accomplishments,

Magic of dreams,

Universe loves magic.

Magic of believe.

So, why wait?

Why you are not taking step?

Do what you believe in,

Now is the time.

With love,

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt – onward curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.

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Feature Image Courtesy: Sue Vincent
© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

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This is the most important relationship you’re probably not thinking about

City Women & co

November 30, 2018 at 03:30AM

Everyone has relationships, from romantic pairings to workplace friends. But there?s one that deserves more attention, says Well+Good Council member Kelsey Patel. Here, the reiki master and wellness coach explores the important relationship that doesn?t get the attention it should.

While this may not be the sexiest, most exciting, or most satisfying relationship in your life, I would say it is actually the most important and the most reciprocal one. It’s the relationship that most people, including myself, want to believe they’re really concerned about—but in actuality, they also ignore the problems and hope that some passionate, smart, and innovative people are taking care of those issues.

The relationship I’m talking about is our earth—and the energy and action we put out that it naturally returns to us. I know that reading about this relationship can seem boring or, conversely, scary and anxiety-ridden. But…

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Why do we love leggings so much? Let’s investigate

City Women & co

November 05, 2018 at 12:31PM

At this point, wearing leggings is no longer about fitness—it?s about function. Exhibit A: Sales of stretchy pants surpassed denim—the fabric of the people—for the first time this year. But until Business of Fashion published its long read on how America became a nation of yoga pants, it was hard to tell how many heart emojis (err: peach emojis?) the bottoms got.

Let?s just say a lot. People currently spend $1 billion on leggings and active bottoms, according to BoF. It?s a massive figure, for sure, and it begs the question: Why do we love leggings so much? Obviously?the answer varies. But if we look at the different instances in which people purchase their beloved bottoms, we can more easily assess why they?ve become so valuable.

As BoF notes, the dominance of athleisure in the fashion industry (it?s currently the fastest growing…

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We found the most comfortable compression tights around

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 08:40AM

Whether you’re running errands or running on the treadmill, life is simply better in leggings. I’d go so far as to call them the most comfortable pants on the planet, and the last few years, the selection has become chicer than ever. But on the days when you’re wearing leggings to the actual gym (instead of, ya know, to sit on the couch and watch The Christmas Prince), it’s worth keeping in mind that they’re more than just a cute and comfy pair of pants—they’re also a part of your workout. Enter: Compression tights—which do a whole lot more than just make your butt look perky in the gym mirror.

These extra-tight leggings hold muscles in place and tout all kinds of purported body-boosting benefits, like extra support and increased circulation (though they do not, as we recently learned, make you run faster). But with

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Prologue for Inside The Forbidden Outside

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

last-note-2-smI’m doing some editing. I have found that as I learn about writing and later go back to things I’ve written. So many mistakes glare out at me. It might be grammar but it is usually sentence structure or I had written something totally unnecessary and twisted it in a way that didn’t fully explain what I was trying to say.

I was naïve in the beginning thinking I could write something and publish it when I was finished. After all, I was writing blog posts, right? Wrong. It would be like learning the lines and spaces on a music staff and thinking I would be able to write music. It has taken me a lifetime to learn what I know and I’m still a long way to what I think is my potential.

Even though I’m doing a second draft, I have gone back a number of times and…

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Healing In A Corrupt World

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Can corruption be repaired from the inside out? Or must it be done from the outside in? I’m thinking perhaps a combination of both. The work must be done from the inside but often requires outside assistance. All facets of this life must be able to flow together for successful change to occur.

People are purposefully raised in a corrupt system where fear and lack and constant need are reinforced in the mind and in life. This scenario steals from them the ability to see clearly, which is why it is important to believe in something, or someone, larger than self … for this is what will bring about openings, making it possible to see, and then act for change.

Confusion has been a constant in this world for as long as I can remember, and probably since the beginning of the cycles of time. The force behind it has…

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Punch Brothers – National Concert Hall – Live Review 19-11-18

No More Workhorse

Punch Brothers – National Concert Hall – Live Review 19-11-18 – by Paula Wiseman

The Punch Brothers were back in Dublin to play the final night of a three week long European tour, which initially began in Denmark at the start of November.  The atmosphere in the packed National Concert Hall was full of anticipation and the waiting crowd knew that they were going to witness something pretty special.

Band leader, Chris Thile is a regular visitor to these shores, having only played here in March of last year. He has a deep affinity with Ireland and that could be why The Punch Brothers have decided to end their tour here.

A group of five exceptionally gifted young musicians, The Punch Brothers are Chris Thile (mandolin & lead vocals), guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjoist Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert and violinist Gabe Witcher. The band were formed in 2006 and have…

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Poem Of The Day (6th Dec 2018)

2018 Holiday Kindness Challenge

The Heart Project

Female hands in knitted mittens with a entwined vintage romantic heart on a snow background. Love and St. Valentine concept.Earlier this year, I volunteered for a kindness challenge with the Human Kindness Project, which encouraged students and teachers from schools across Canada to perform acts of kindness throughout Kindness Week. This could be anything from complimenting a friend, to buying someone their morning coffee, to volunteering at a soup kitchen or spending time at a nursing home.

I loved the idea so much, I wanted to keep it going beyond the boundaries of the one-week challenge. So now I use “be kind” as my mantra, and I try to do and give a little bit extra whenever I can. For example, last week when I got my hair highlighted, I gave an extra $10 on top of my regular tip, just because. And this week when I was in line at the grocery store, I let someone else go in front of me who only had a few items…

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Flabbergasted by her stunning beauty

WE have a saying in my country ” what is beautiful, even god likes”

SUCCESS INSPIRERS' WORLD

Flabbergasting

I was flabbergasted
By her stunning beauty;
Her unquestionable charm
Makes her simply irresistible.
Her mellifluous voice gently
Pours on your delicate ears
True showers of 
Electrifying melodies,
That render you speechless,
Transporting you
To an earthly heaven.

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“I Do Not Want To Be Your Weeping Woman”

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weeping woman The Weeping Woman – Pablo Picasso – 1937

I Do Not Want To Be Your Weeping Woman               (by Alison Boordson)

I do not want to be your weeping woman
holding you to me with a chain of grief.

I could more easily bear the flames of your anger
than the frost of your kisses empty of desire:

I do not want to be your gentle lover
dragging you to me on a rope of pity.

Sooner that you never touched me than that you ever
should touch me from a distance made of mercy:

I do not want to be your silent mother
always forgiving and smiling and never loving.

If you forget me, forget me utterly. Never
come to my arms without interest: I shall know it:

I do not want to be your weeping woman
pinning you to me with a…

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4 Effective Ways to Motivate Employees During the Busy Holiday Season

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With the holidays upon us, businesses everywhere will slow or even come to a lumbering halt of eggnog induced inaction. This is good, and it is bad.

Foremost, it is good. Rare enough are the moments of the year when a general sense of compassion and congeniality prevail over nearly everyone. Good tidings are, well, good. But slow-downs reverberate. Organizational slack in December may cause customer delivery problems in January, parts inventory whiplash in February and a cash crunch in March.

Keeping employees motivated during the holidays is like trying to keep a starving person from thinking about food – the distractions are too powerful to ignore. Because of this, it can seem like a losing battle.

Micrel, a company I ran for 37 years, would shut down for two weeks between Christmas and the New Year. Micrel is not alone in this. So many employees travel during the holidays…

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16 things to do or not to do to your spouse

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  1. keep your spouse happy.
  2. Appreciate all the sacrifices your spouse makes for you
  3. Do not do things you know will anger your spouse.
  4. Do not make your spouse worried about your love.
  5. Help your spouse to have self confidence and self esteem
  6. Avoid criticizing your spouse.
  7. Be caring and kind to your spouse.
  8. Love your spouse with all your heart.❤️
  9. Be faithful and do not cheat on your spouse.
  10. Do not compete with your spouse.
  11. Collaborate with your spouse.
  12. Make your relationship with your spouse a priority.
  13. Do not take your spouse for granted.
  14. Do not run down your spouse in front of others.
  15. Be supportive of your spouse.
  16. Always fan the fire of your love. Add , if you think of more.😀

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There’s no Shortcut

This dreamy, off-the-beaten-path destination is Airbnb’s top spot to visit in 2019

City Women & co

December 03, 2018 at 09:14AM

It?s a common MO for travelers to flock to heavily-populated cities to check out the ultimate tourist hot spots, but one of the latest vacay trends involves doing the exact opposite: putting your Eiffel Tower dreams on hold in favor of more off-the-beaten-path experiences.

Airbnb just released its top destinations to visit in 2019 after culling internal data from users? searches, bookings, and wish lists—and the results don?t lie. Next year, the most sought-after places to visit and explore aren?t the Londons and Tokyos of the world.

The top location on the list? Kaikoura, New Zealand, which showed a 295 percent increase in year-to-year bookings and a 210 percent increase in year-to-year searches on the platform. And get this: There are rentals you can book for as little as $89/night.

Back in 2016, the coastal town of 3,800 residents took a massive…

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In Defense of Fantasy

R. Michael

Fantasy is a genre that has long and deep roots but is mostly attributed to Tolkien.  There is a good reason for that, he modernized the genre and largely became the father of High Fantasy.

All subsequent books in the genre have been compared to Tolkien’s works.  Most authors who write Fantasy can attribute Tolkien to be their main source of inspiration too.  However, a common critique is that all or most Fantasy since Tolkien is just a copying him.  I would be ignorant to say that isn’t the case some times.  That is one of my main criticisms of “The Sword of Shannarah” which is all too similar to both Lord of the Rings and Star Wars.  However, that isn’t the case with the rest of the book series, which does a fine job finding its own voice.

In my experience LOTR knock-offs tend to start that way, but…

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Your adaptogen habit is getting the gummy treatment

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 06:12AM

The go-to way to get a daily dose of stress-reducing adaptogens is usually to put a tablespoon in your smoothie or coffee. But let?s be honest: The earthiness can totally change the taste of your morning beverage—and not in a good way. Well, get ready for a much sweeter means of reaping their benefits: Herbalist and Supernatural founder Rachelle Robinett just launched adaptogenic gummies.

The formula is called Nerve Less because the blend was specifically crafted by Robinett to help reduce anxiety, depression, and stress holistically—consult your doc before starting any new treatment regimen, FYI. Here?s what?s inside: lavender, skullcap, oat straw (AKA avena sativa), and ashwagandha. ?Skullcap very specifically targets the nervous system,? Robinett says in a press release. ?Some of its active compounds bind to the same receptor sites in our brain as benzodiazepines. In other words, this strong calmer…

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Sign and Symptoms of Myocardial Infarction

PT Master Guide

In this article we will discuss about the Sign andSymptoms of Myocardial Infarction. So, let’s get started.

Sign and Symptoms

Angina or Chest Pain

Lightheadedness

Nausea or Vomiting

Indigestion,fullness or choking resembling heartburn or acidity

Dizziness, Weakness or fatigue

Anxiety

Tachycardia or fast heart rate

Pain or discomfort radiating to left shoulder,arms,back,stomach,neck or jaw.

Shortness of breathe

Sweating

Women may experience fullness of chest and pain in left shoulder,arm,neck or jaw

If these symptoms are noticeable don’t delay its a medical emergency requires immediate management.

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How to make your place look presentable for guests in 30 minutes or less

City Women & co

December 06, 2018 at 06:54AM

If you?re as into Hallmark Channel holiday movies as I am, you probably have an idealized mental picture of what a festive gathering should look like: an apartment dripping in pine tree boughs and fairy lights, a Pinterest-worthy cheese plate and kombucha punch bowl on the kitchen counter, and you clad in some cozy-glam combination of statement earrings, cashmere, and impressively contoured eyeshadow.

The reality? If you?re not a fictional character played by Lacey Chabert, having friends over usually goes a bit differently. In my case, it involves frantically stuffing my living-room clutter into a closet, lint-rolling cat hair off the sofa while ordering pizza on Postmates—and barely having time to swipe on some red lipstick before the doorbell rings. As someone with a more-than-full-time job and lots of extracurriculars on my iCal, I simply don?t have hours to spend getting my…

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Understanding If You’ve Got Your Marketing Message Right

Matt's Digital Marketing Blog Updates

Here’s the big thing which is what I’ll talk about today – is understanding if you’ve got your marketing message correct.

This is one of the things I’ve realised – and I may have mentioned this briefly before – but…

Have You Got Your Marketing Message Right?

Because one of the things we realised with our offer is, I just don’t think we’ve got it right now.

Now I haven’t had enough traffic to it yet to make a hundred percent judgement on that, but I’ve just got an inclination.

I believe that in life and business that gut instinct counts for a lot. And I’ve always found that in life, whenever I’ve gone against what I felt in my gut – sometimes it takes a long time to realise – but…

I Always Realise That My Gut Was Right Eventually

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Why Paris is Always a Good Idea

The Wanderlusting Wife

The cheesy t-shirts aren’t lying – Paris is always a good idea. From the architecture, to the fashion, to the culture, Paris is never to disappoint. After spending several weeks in the City of Lights, I’ve compiled a list of top 10 “to-do’s” when visiting Paris. Check out my suggestions (with plenty of touristy pics along the way) and let me know what you think in the comments below!

10. Musée Grévin

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This historic museum gives Madame Tussaud a run for her money. Founded in 1882, it boasts the achievement of being one of the oldest wax museums in Europe. But, of course, it’s not like any wax museum. Upon entering, you’ll be taken to a room of mirrors for a show that will convince you of the true magic of the famous Musée Grévin. The museum does a beautiful job of portraying both popular French historic…

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Tips from a Self-Diagnosed Shopping Addict

The Wanderlusting Wife

I’ve received an embarrassing amount of questions about my shopping habits. The “shopping is my cardio” shirts don’t even scrape the surface – shopping is my therapy, my pastime, my first love. Over the years, I have learned quite a bit from the shopping gurus before me  (not to mention my previous stint working in the fashion industry), leading me to create a list of my top 5 shopping tips. I hope you enjoy!

1. Splurge on a Staple Item

Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada – or, in my case, YSL. You absolutely do not need to be dressed designer from head to toe in order to be fabulous – a staple item will do the trick! Whether it’s Dior heels, a Hermès belt, or a Louis bag, having a timeless staple accessory adds so much to any outfit. Some of my most fashionable friends will pair a $5…

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Reader Request Friday 23 November

J-M's History Corner

As you may be aware, boottomlesscoffee007 from http://bottomlesscoffee007.com nominated me for the Friday Reader Request.

https://bottomlesscoffee007.com/2018/11/15/reader-request-friday-16-november-2018/

I gave a post here:

https://jmshistorycorner.wordpress.com/2018/11/18/reader-request-friday-23-november/

So, having given you time to ask questions, I will post my answers – THIS WEEK!  (I might do it again at some point in the future – but not next week.  I’ll notify if & when I elect to do it again.)

EKURIE’S QUESTION

What first prompted you to research the truth of the Bible amongst all present available translations?

OK… I hope I can adequately answer that one.

Um… I guess it began when I was little.  I felt YAH (God) wanted me to be a Hebrew teacher, so I decided to start a Bible translation.  I actually made several false starts (“false” as in I kept losing interest, although the translations themselves were accurate) before (and once or twice after) I became a teenager.  And…

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WordPress.com Plans will no Longer Offer Free Domain Credits

HUGE UNLIKE !!!

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I was informed this morning that WordPress.com will no longer offer one-year free domain credit upon renewal of its subscription plans (Personal, Premium and Business) starting on Deceber 19, 2018. Those of you who are subscribed to WordPress.com’s plans may already be aware of this.

I received the following email from WordPress.com which said:

We are writing to tell you about an important change to your subscription plan that’s coming soon. As of December 19, 2018, WordPress.com plans will no longer include a free domain credit for renewals.

Your site, the tools, and benefits you get from your plan will remain unchanged. This policy change only impacts your domain registration.

I’m not sure if this change will encompass the Business Plan as well, though the email seemed to imply that it’s included.

The email then stated that you can still renew your plan for one more year (plus a free…

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What If We Asked Each Other About the Loneliest We Have Ever Been?

Bertha Mason's Attic

This post is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn (11/15/97- 12/28/14), who I never had the privilege to know, and Christian Medved (05/13/94- 02/06/13), who I did.

“Without community, there can be no liberation.”

– Audre Lorde, “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House”

Dear John & Paul, We Kind of Do Know Where All the Lonely People Come From

This month, a writer and publisher named Kristen Radtke came out with an article in The Atlantic called “What’s the Loneliest You’ve Ever Felt?”

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/10/whats-the-loneliest-youve-ever-felt/557549/  

Describing the occasion of her research about loneliness, Radtke explains that Americans continue to suffer under the influence of “notions of self-reliance and the attendant bootstrap-pulling, frontier-conquering, and make-it-on-your-own ideologies.” She writes,

Researchers claim that loneliness will be classified an epidemic by 2030, and the former U.S. Surgeon General has described loneliness as one of the…

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13 Songs to Warm Your Frozen Soul: A Life-Affirming Playlist for Companionless Car Trips

Bertha Mason's Attic

This post is dedicated to my dad, who taught me to sing in the car with my whole voice, use the steering wheel as a percussion instrument, and consider any room too quiet without music.

You know that moment when “Karma Police” comes on the radio, and it’s definitely far from your favorite Radiohead song (sorry, Thom Yorke), but then, somehow, you find yourself careening down a country road belting “I’VE GIVEN ALL I CAN AND IT’S NOT ENOUGH” all teary-eyed and croaky-voiced?  

I may know something about that.

I’ve always believed that music is both powerful and corporeal, a true force of nature. I think many of us believe that. Bob Marley’s famous line from “Trench Town Rock, “One good thing about music…when it hits you, you feel no pain” may be a popular quotation on Instagram bios, but I’ve experienced quite the opposite. I feel a lot…

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I Applied to 200 Jobs and All I Got Was This Moderate-Severe Depression

Bertha Mason's Attic

“And when everything else is gone, you can be rich in loss.”

– Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

About Me, Your Friendly Neighborhood Millennial:

I was your garden-variety smart kid, shuffled through GATE programs of every type from kindergarten onward. In sixth grade, I left the classroom in the afternoons to study Latin roots with our school’s principal for the spelling bee circuit. As you can probably imagine, I was bullied a lot (Apparently, no one likes a first-grader who says “in addition to” instead of “and.”). I went to a competitive high school near Silicon Valley, where– with my AP courses– I had a 4.0 cumulative GPA, but was not in the top 10% of my class.

After getting summarily rejected from the Ivies, I went to a small university in Oregon, where I worked harder than I thought possible to graduate a year early with…

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Blogging Care for Serious Blogger!!

With Nature-tanusrirchokhe

Treat Blogging as your baby! When your baby is only few months old, take care of your baby much, feed the baby frequently, but when your baby becomes 1-2 years old, you give the food only 2-3 times a day. Let your baby eat the food by own. When your baby becomes 5-6 years old, you have not to give food regular basis.

Exactly, I mean to say that if you are new in blogging, blog frequently and you must maintain quality of blog as you know babies can’t digest the spicy food. If you are very old in blogging, you have not to blog everyday, as your baby can take care of itself and you also. So, blog often when your baby demands.

Thank you for reading! Let us make a beautiful world together! May God Bless this entire Universe!

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The truth about nightshades—and whether you should avoid them

City Women & co

November 19, 2018 at 03:00AM

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen shun them. Sophia Bush does, too. In fact, many MDs, chefs, and nutritionists have sworn them off entirely. Is it gluten? Dairy? Sugar? Nope—they?re all quitting nightshades.

Nightshades is the name for a group of fruits and veggies that includes eggplants, tomatoes, red peppers, and white potatoes. Some people have no problem at all with them—but not everyone. Why? ?Nightshades have glycoalkaloids in them—their own natural bug repellant,? explains Allen Campbell, the Brady/Bündchen family chef (and the man behind their pretty hardcore diet). Because of that rather nifty protective mechanism, they can cause inflammation in some people, exacerbating digestive and autoimmune problems.

Here?s what you need to know about the buzzy food group—and whether you should be going nightshade-free, too.

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How nightshades work

The built-in bug repellant in nightshades is actually a particle called glycoalkaloid, says…

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Present Market Breakdown (Amended)

Exquisite Life

Good morning,

These days markets dynamic function, it bring further decline to innovation due reason it is exploit opportunities in the core businesses , falling the trap including acquisitions or growth initiatives in areas that are relatively distant from existing customers, products and channels.

We are having shortfall in talent skilled people in our market, who can bring new innovation. What stops innovation dead in its tracks is not merely a shortage of talent but the absence of required capabilities. Internal skills gaps are often self-inflicted, the unintended consequence of promote from within policies that have been too strictly applied.Are we making the global economy semi paralyse or partially paralyse.

How one country can say their protectionism will not impact reset of our world, i study the subject throughly we are directly and indirectly link , when you try to bring new initiatives to hammer another country your local bodies…

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If you know what you mean to me

SUCCESS INSPIRERS' WORLD

I see you don’t know
What you mean to me;
Do you know
What you mean to me?
If you know
What you mean to me,
I am not sure
You will feel the same;
I believe your heart
Will glow with joy;
Your face will shine
With smiles,
Happiness will glitter
In your eyes.
That’s what I believe;
That’s why
I really like you to know
What you mean to me.
You are so precious to me;
You are gold to me;
You mean the world to me.

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Mother and Child

With Nature-tanusrirchokhe

mother child image এর ছবির ফলাফল

A child’s happiness is linked with mother’s mood. If mother becomes happy then only child can be happy. When mother will be happy, mother will be able to give her valuable time to her child. But if mother does not become happy, she can’t be able to give her attention to her child.

If being a mother, you want to make your child happy, you have to do lots of fun with your child and it needs fresh mind and lots of energy mentally as well as physically. In our so called traditional families, a child’s total care including education has been looked after by child’s mother. The mother has to look after her family as well as child’s ins and outs activities. Mother’s role is very vital in a family. If the mother does a private job, it is being too hectic to take care of her child. Mother…

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What do Probiotic CFUs and Strains Actually Mean? Here’s Your Explainer

City Women & co

December 05, 2018 at 11:20AM

If you’ve taken a stroll down the probiotics aisle at your local pharmacy, you’ve probably been bombarded with an overload of numbers and various acronyms for which the only appropriate response is, “Huh??”

But understanding the specific benefits of probiotics is vital to your friendship with your gut—so where do you start? “Not all probiotics are made equal,” Maggie Johnle, manager of innovation at Renew Life says. “Look for a diverse group of scientifically studied strains that you can easily take each day.”

Still, it?s important to understand terms like “strains” and “CFUs” when they keep popping up on every bottle. So to help decode the wonderful world of probiotics for you, we asked Johnle to break things down. 

Keep scrolling to find out more about the benefits of probiotics and what CFUs and strains actually mean—and why they?re important when you?re probiotic shopping. 

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I went backstage at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and all the Angels had one piece of advice

City Women & co

November 09, 2018 at 09:03AM

Drink a lot of water. It?s the oldest trick in the book, and yet, one that I heard time-and-time again when I went backstage at the Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show (which will air on December 2) this year. While models have access to all the perks of a wellness life well-lived (and while others are known for throwing down some out-there philosophies), it seemed that everyone I talked to this year was back to the basics: chug that H2O, take off your makeup at night, meditate, and squeeze in a sweat sesh when you can.

Let?s be real, it?s not magic, model-making advice, but I do think that there?s something to nailing the good-for-you basics (or picking one good habit to start making) and keeping consistent on a regular basis. From there, it?s all about what makes you feel good and in your own skin…

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Asking for a friend: Is it gross to reuse makeup wipes?

City Women & co

December 05, 2018 at 11:53AM

In an increasingly sustainable world where everyone is constantly promoting the ?reduce, reuse, and recycle? lifestyle, people might be taking the slogan a little too far. Early this year, the CDC had to plead with the public to stop washing and reusing condoms (yep?)—and now there?s a skin-care PSA regarding your makeup wipes you should know about for the sake of your complexion.

First thing?s first: Makeup remover wipes can definitely be pricey. Biodegradable and natural options can run you up to $26 for a pack of 30, so it?s no wonder why those who want to get their money?s worth try to get a couple uses out of each of those precious towelettes. The only issue? According to Dendy Engelman, MD, a New York City-based dermatologist, doing so could totally disrupt the very fragile ecosystem of skin. ?The purpose of cleansing is two-fold: The first…

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I bet you didn’t know that olives are actually fruit (because I didn’t)

City Women & co

December 05, 2018 at 01:21PM

If you?re anything like me, you?re probably only eating whole olives in a chopped Greek salad or on top of a cauli-crust pizza (or perhaps in the bottom of a martini). But there?s actually a pretty good argument for grabbing a jar on your next Trader Joe?s run—like the olive oil they generate, whole olives are a simple way to add a hit of nutrients and flavor to pretty much any savory meal.

As The Domestic Dietitian Brynn McDowell, RD, points out, these tiny fruits (yup, they?re fruits!) are a staple in the Mediterranean diet for a good reason. Research indicates that this way of eating slows the aging process, promotes longevity, and boosts good gut bacteria, which is why it?s a favorite of doctors and nutritionists. Of course, olives alone aren?t responsible for all these perks. But it?s safe to say…

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Now That’s Confidence !

Correcting (my own) Normativity of Whiteness: 1. From the Arrival of the First African Slaves to “Partus Sequitur Ventrum”

Bradly Mason

Partus edit GLC 5111.02.1051. Issac & Rosa. Photograph: Two young slave children, boy and girl arm in arm, n.d. (The Gilder Lehrman Collection, courtesy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Not to be reproduced without written permission.)

Having previously discussed the invention of the so-called “Black Race,” cobbled together from various ethnicities, tribes, languages, and nations—for the very purpose of subjugation—I have since recognized a gaping whole in my analysis of the “color-line” as developed in Western history. Presumably due to my own sense of “White Normativity,” I had treated the so-called “White Race” as an historical given, rather than itself likewise a created hodge-podge of differing ethnicities, tribes, languages, and nations—but in this case, for the very purpose of supremacy. I intend to correct that in the following couple posts. I will focus mainly on the English colonies of Virginia and Barbados, each being important representatives of…

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19 Insanely Cool Gadgets That Are Going To Sell Out This Year

1. Xtra-PC – Make Your Computer Blazing Fast With the constant growth of technology and online communication, its more important now than ever to make sure your PC is up to speed. Many people have computers that are too slow and too old, but can’t replace because of the high prices tag’s of new computers. Luckily, this … Continue reading 19 Insanely Cool Gadgets That Are Going To Sell Out This Year

How the hell did I make 3 sales without zero marketing

Clueless Landlord

So, I was planning to keep writing about my past experience with real estate and e-commerce and that’s still a plan. However.


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