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Six years ago, Jackie came back from a visit to her friend in Warsaw with the recipe for one of the great simple dumplings: leniwe pierogi, or lazy pierogi. They’re lazy (or the cook is) because, first, there’s no filling, just dough (a delicious cheese-based one at that); and, secondly, because they take just a few minutes to make. They can be eaten by themselves with butter and optional fried breadcrumbs, as a dessert, with butter and sugar, or even as a side dish with braised meat – not traditional, but delicious.

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When Your Candidate Loses

16Nov

The inglorious TV election drama has finally ended. In Left Coast San Francisco, a post-election pall of fog hangs over our city, much like the hanging chads of 2000. We finally have a president-elect, but he might not be the one you wanted

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The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

16Nov

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love?

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Can’t Just Sleep Off The Election

15Nov

I’m standing on Pennsylvania Avenue watching Donald Trump’s Inauguration Parade. As he waves to the crowd, I try to shout, but my voice is drowned out by the screaming masses around me. I struggle to speak, but things start spinning and then I’m falling.

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It’s no secret that we’re bombarded with bothersome headlines more often than pleasant ones.

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It has been almost a week and I am still not prepared for President Trump. I was sure that Hillary Clinton had it in the bag. I had convinced myself that Donald Trump’s arresting, but toxic, message, his misogyny and rage against the “other”, together with his general lack of discipline, organization or depth would do him in.

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Iced Coffee Cocktail Iced Coffee Cocktail is a Sweet and Fabulous, Caffe Shakerato. This Iced Coffee Cocktail – will have tongues wagging. Serve it after dinner or as an afternoon delight and give a twist to the regular ol’ Iced Coffee

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Earth To Trump: Go Green

14Nov

Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true.

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Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records.

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Criminal hate crime incidents reported to police increased 6.8 percent in the United States in 2015, according to official FBI data released today. There were 5,850 incidents in 2015, compared to 5479 reported in 2014, the widely anticipated report showed .

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Why Do Women Hate Each Other?

14Nov

For the first time in my 50 years on this earth, I have started to doubt that I will see a woman president in my lifetime. There I said it. I have had to wrestle with, and accept a fact so foreign and unexplainable to me: a lot of women seem to have an innate bias against other women

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Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian , Center for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta At the end of September 2016, the Indian motion picture producer’s association, India’s largest organisation related to entertainment, announced a ban on all Pakistani artists. In retaliation, Pakistan authorities imposed a complete ban on airing Indian content on all its TV channels, including Bollywood movies

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A New Donald?

12Nov

To my considerable surprise, I am coming to believe that there may still be hope for Donald Trump.

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It’s tough to hold on to good employees, but it shouldn’t be.

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On election eve, I was amidst a group of politically like-minded souls, watching television in anticipation of seeing the first woman break the glass ceiling of the top job in the United States. Not only were we wrong, we were dumbfounded

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She’s a drug addict and compulsive thief just coming off a prison term. He’s a professional hitman. They meet under sordid and lethal circumstances and quickly go criminal.

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My Journey to Carnegie Hall Via Venezuela

11Nov

By Paul Desenne, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 11, 2016 And thirteen million mouse clicks later, I was taking a bow onstage at Carnegie Hall…

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While you may have planned out an agenda for your next team meeting, it’s possible that attendees will bring up unexpected items that need to be addressed in addition to what you had prepared. To be sure nothing gets lost in the shuffle, have processes in place to document exactly what was covered, and who will be the designated person to follow up on those items.   A

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Airports going green

10Nov

Opportunities for innovation soar This week, the Airports Going Green conference was held at Schiphol Airport. During the conference, the Airports Sustainability Declaration was signed by 18 airports and related organizations such as Brisbane Airport Corporation, Carbon War Room, Centennial Airport, Chicago Department of Aviation, Wayne County Airport Authority, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. Over 25 airports attended when the declaration was officially signed.

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This piece is co-authored by Jens Ole Hansen, Global Market Director, Ramboll Energy How can you accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Accord? That is the common theme of the side events at Cop22 Climate Conference in Morocco right now

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The Glass Ceiling Is Now Made Of Rock

10Nov

As a Latina, I’m more than concerned by the shocking news that yesterday history was made, but not in the sense we expected. It was supposed to be the moment for the first female president in the US history, a moment to remember, as has happened in every country where the presidential glass ceiling has been broken.

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Trump Wins – The World Loses

09Nov

America. Time has suddenly stood still

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Screenshot: Freelance Entrepreneur The daily life of the freelance entrepreneur can be really filled with lots of irregularities and uncertainties but most of us would rather be self employed than have a 9-5 job and work for someone else. But just because we’ve decided to leave the corporate life doesn’t mean we freelancers can’t borrow best business practices from the corporate world

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America Is Ready For A Mother

08Nov

Dear Hillary: I’m an Independent, former Republican, and I’m voting for you. I have disagreed with some of your political views, but I’ve been a fan of yours since your “baking cookies” comment in 1992 . If we are lucky enough to dodge the catastrophe of Donald Trump there is no going back to politics as usual.

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Stronger Together Song Was a Must HEAR IT NOW

08Nov

It was an impossible task. Get together the million selling lead singer of Snap! Thea Austin, who is often out touring singing one of her 20 #1 singles including “Rhythm Is A Dancer;” Morgan Mallory, in demand live artist, new album “Manifesto” out and now the former Voice contestant is a vocal teacher; Daniel Charleston, in demand in Southern California for his chorus performances and as a featured artist in Pacific Opera Project; and me, the big gay entertainer and talk show host with a dream to sing about being better.

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Ask Carrie: The Case for Financial Education

07Nov

Dear Readers, You probably know that I’m a champion of financial literacy. And as I look at some of the recent research from FINRA, it only reinforces my commitment

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Trumping Anti-Semitism and the Socal Contract

07Nov

His name is Donald J. Trump and he approved this message! If anyone has any doubt about the authoritarian, fascistic nature of Donald Trump’s campaign for President, take a look at his virulently anti-Semitic closing campaign ad, which is laced with longstanding themes of anti-Semitism.

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Canon 5D Mark IV Review

07Nov

The Canon 5D Mark IV arrived almost 4 years after the amazing 5D Mark III and during those 4 years, almost every aspect of the camera has seen some form of upgrade. With a new 30MP sensor, faster 7fps shooting, 4k video, dual pixel autofocus, a touch screen, GPS and WIFI (to name a few), the Canon 5D Mark IV at first glance appears to be an amazing upgrade

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Last Call To Stein Voters And Stay-At-Homers

06Nov

Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels

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When Donald Trump was one of 17 candidates vying for the Republican nomination, he was asked about autism at a debate in September 2015. Trump put the blame squarely on vaccines: “You take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day …

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Batata Vada Recipe | Indian Cooking Recipes

06Nov

Batata Vada is a popular very Indian vegetarian fast food in Maharashtra, India. It literally means potato fritters. The name “Batata” means potato in Portuguese who introduced potatoes in India.

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Cauliflower is all the rage these days. Not only is it versatile, it’s a delicious and nutritious substitute for rice, potatoes — and even steak! From Cauliflower Fried “Rice” to Curried Cauliflower & Apple Soup, here are five fabulous recipes you need to try. 1

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Eleven years ago this August I was deployed in Iraq with the Lima Company combat unit, and recently, I reunited with my fellow Marines to commemorate the anniversary. Looking around, I was taken by how many of them are still serving — in the military, as police offers, or helping others as doctors and lawyers. I shouldn’t be surprised.

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Go All Out for Hillary

05Nov

This election is coming down to the wire. Pundits are predicting a tightening race with Donald Trump now having a better than one-in-three shot at becoming the next President of the United States

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Seasoned, NOT Fatally Flawed

05Nov

How would I — or you — look to the world if subjected to 30 years of relentless, organized and fully-funded lies, calumny, distortions, faux outrage, hypocrisy, fabrications, attempted bullying and flagrant misogyny? Battered? Yes

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What Does Your Style Say About You?

04Nov

Most of us are not aware of what we’re communicating most of the time…

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McDonald’s Drops ‘Create Your Taste’

04Nov

Operational simplicity has prevailed over customization. McDonald’s said it has ended its “Create Your Taste” customization platform in the U.S

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Around the world, TVs are getting connected to the internet. And that means big new possibilities for the ways in which advertisers can reach viewers. For one, internet targeting capabilities support the delivery of individual ads tailored to specific households.

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ThirdLove Heidi Zak is the co-founder of ThirdLove , an innovative bra and underwear brand that believes fit should come first. In addition to offering signature half-cup sizes to provide a more precise fit, ThirdLove has developed a patented mobile sizing app that empowers a woman to measure herself from home. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, the company has raised over $13M from investors including NEA and Andreessen Horowitz

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Fifty-One Presidential Elections on Tuesday

03Nov

The United States electoral system is complex and sometimes hard to phantom. Under the United States Constitution, there will be fifty-one separate elections for President in each of the fifty states plus Washington DC on Tuesday, not one

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Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Almost exactly 20 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed into law a bill creating an interstate agreement for emergency management. That inconspicuous law has opened the door for the current flood of out-of-state law enforcement agents  present at the continuing protests against the  Dakota Access Pipeline  (DAPL) in North Dakota.

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Depression as a Starting Point for Change

01Nov

It takes guts to admit to yourself that things aren’t going really well.

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X Japan frontman Yoshiki playing to a crowd of tens of thousands during the first ever Visual Japan Summit (image courtesy of the festival) From the moment legendary and pioneering Japanese rock act X Japan announced the first-ever Visual Japan Summit , the party was always going to be a massive success.

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Trick Or Tweet

31Oct

October drapes gauzy cobwebs, witches’ broomsticks through well-groomed trees. Pumpkin lanterns bob along fencetops.

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If you’ve heard common student-loan horror stories, you might think that borrowing for school will leave you owing six figures, facing arrest for failure to pay and shackling your family to your debt even if you die. But those are extreme cases. Student loans are a smart career investment as long as you borrow in moderation and graduate.

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For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.

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A 3-Step Plan for New Grads With Student Debt

31Oct

You’re a new grad, maybe in a new city with a new job, apartment and friends. But not all the new things about postgrad life are fun and sparkly; you likely have a new debt to deal with, too.

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The import series Brief Encounters proves again that while British actresses often seem as prim as their country’s reputation, they also love a chance to get naughty every so often. You could call Brief Encounters a period piece of sorts, since it’s set in the early 1980s, but this is a very different sort of costume drama. The outfits here run toward skimpy underwear, the type popularized in Britain by Ann Summers

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A common question I get is “How do I get a bank loan to fund my startup?” The default answer is that it probably won’t happen, because most banks just don’t make bank loans to startups. The failure rate is just too high, and startups typically don’t have the assets or revenue stream to back up the loan. That’s why Angel investors are so sought after by entrepreneurs

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I laughed so hard I started to cry

31Oct

How many times have you heard that, or lived it? I bet I’ve lived it a thousand times. And yet, try as I might I can’t recall living that moment in reverse

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i mage courtesy Wikicommons If the 2016 election seems to be more like a Reality TV Show than an election, it is for a simple reason: it is. I should know. I spent years producing Reality TV, and this one is a ratings winner, even if it is a disaster for the nation.

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Let me re-introduce the Ferrari Testarossa

30Oct

We’re in 2016 and we start our grim mid-week morning in a Ferrari that transports us back to 1985, the year that marked the arrival of the Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio. Testarossa, which means red head in italian, was the name given to the car because it’s engine featured two red coloured rocker covers

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Living With A Green Heart – The New Norm

29Oct

Last Saturday night my good friend Laura Turner Seydel , a woman who I greatly admire for her work in the environment, invited me to attend the Environmental Media Awards .

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Traditionally older Americans vote in larger percentages than the rest of the population. In fact, in the last 38 years, the 65-plus demographic averages a voting percentage of nearly 60 percent. In between the jabs and juvenile antics of the debates, we have not heard much about issues that impact seniors

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This weekend, Hindus all over the world will celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year signifying the triumph of good over evil. Also this weekend, Bollywood action star Ajay Devgn will celebrate the release of his most ambitious project to date – “Shivaay” – a film in which he has a triple role..

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In the Ending…

28Oct

According to the bi-annual study by the London Zoological Society and the World Wildlife Fund, global wildlife populations have declined by 58% since 1970.  Freshwater environments, lakes and streams and their surroundings, says the report, are the most grievously damaged, with on average 81% of their 1970-level non-human animal life now missing. Methodological critiques of the report – deeming its authors to have mashed vast and variegated data excessively into too few signal numbers – abound. But no serious biologist denies that we are in the midst of an enormous extinction event.  “Event” is the proper term, although not all mass extinctions happen with one great bang, of the Asteroid-Dinosaur variety.  For perspective, the rebounding of new life after a mass extinction takes millions of years.  On that scale, the demise happening right now all around us is horrifically sudden

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By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin – Leaders of Japan, Russia, and China are paving the way to extend their tenure.

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Arun Kumar deliberately avoids the term “programmatic” when talking about advanced television’s audience targeting potential. “All we’re trying to do is take some of the principals behind programmatic

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ORLANDO — The corporate media world may be stuck in pending regulatory approval of AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. But that isn’t stopping Time Warner’s Turner from pressing ahead in to the future of advertising.

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Mr. Donald Trump validates anger. He claims his “secret” strategies to defeat ISIS will be more effective than the CIA’s efforts

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Southern Fried Chicken Fight

25Oct

October is Domestic violence month. This piece is dedicated to the survivors

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Making Overwork History in Japan

25Oct

It is not a new problem. Death from overwork has been publicly discussed for decades in Japan. Yet the recent suicide of a woman in Tokyo to escape the ravages of overwork at Dentsu has come to represent how endemic the issue has become for many who seek a better life in Japan.

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Bobby Vee got blasted into rock ‘n’ roll under the worst circumstances imaginable. He and his new band filled in for Buddy Holly on Feb. 4, 1959, the night after Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper died in a plane crash

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Aisle View: Life Harvest

25Oct

Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons, two of New York’s prime non-profits with well-earned reputations for quality plus numerous award-winners between them, both have intimate houses upstairs with small-for-off-Broadway capacities (under 130 seats). The Claire Tow (LCT3) and Peter Jay Sharp (PH) Theaters are often used for adventurous-but-chancy fare, with successful productions subsequently transferred to the mainstage or simply skipping to Broadway. Since both organizations have chosen to open their newest offerings tonight, we have no option but to place them in the very same review.

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It may seem crazy to think that less than 50 years ago, women were not permitted to officially run the Boston Marathon. All that changed in 1967 when Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to wear a bib number while running that famous road race

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It happens every year @djmag pic.twitter.com/faWDF98gFg — Dillon Francis (@DILLONFRANCIS) October 19, 2016 — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website

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How much does the average artist earn per play on Spotify? originally appeared on Quora – the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights

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After all the passion that has swirled around immigration in this year’s election campaign, a curious thing happened in all three presidential debates: Latino-focused issues were hardly mentioned. When it came to real discussion, suggests Maria Hinojosa, it’s as if Donald Trump’s wall had already gone up.

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Lestat is Back!

21Oct

Years ago, while raising my three children and taking numerous writing courses, my reading tastes were along the lines of works by A. S. Byatt, Anne Tyler, Anna Quindlen and John Irving, just to name a few, but I had friends who couldn’t stop talking about Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire .

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Coming Out As A Conscientious Omnivore

19Oct

I’m a yogi, and after 15 years of a vegetarian diet, I’ve started to eat meat. Whew. It feels good to say that

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Top 10 Moments of #PodestaEmails11

19Oct

1. The body of this email is blank.

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Our Refugee Camp Honeymoon

18Oct

Ethan and Lisa Zohn are in Greece as part of the CrowdRise 24-Hour Impact Project .

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Pappardelle With Wild Boar Ragu

18Oct

Pappardelle Ragu This slow-cooked pappardelle with wild boar ragu will literally melt in your mouth. A family tradition, we enjoy the tender wild boar each and every year at my Great Grandparents old house in the mountain. If your local butcher is lucky enough to be able to supply you with this, you MUST buy some and enjoy a flavor you will undoubtedly never forget.

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Trina Gordon/Boyden Trina Gordon is President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors.

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How the Optimist Grieves

17Oct

I have always considered myself to be an incurable optimist. Incurable, because no matter when bad things happen, I tend to look on the bright side by default.

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"The Accountant" Surprises As It Entertains

16Oct

Movie Review – Jackie K Cooper “The Accountant” (Warner Brothers) “The Accountant” is so fresh and so riveting you can overlook the minor plotholes that exist. Ben Affleck stars in this film as a man who is on the Autism spectrum. Not only is he good with figures but he is also a deadly force with his fists or with a gun.

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Letting Go of Anxiety (Video)

16Oct

Life starts to slow down when the feelings of anxiety begin to creep up, and if you’re faced with an important interview or a meeting, then “going in” anxious comes with the anticipation of a detrimental result. Meditation provides a fast and effective relief from emotions that are getting into the way of your own well-being, it’s a scientifically proven factor that’s starting to gain momentum across all fields of education, not only in America, but also in the East. You might be anxious to get out there and meet people , or you might feel an overwhelming sensation of stress washing over you for no apparent reason, there’s a reason why meditation is prescribed as one of the most natural alternative medicines for quick relief of stress, anxiety, and depressive behavior

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Friday Talking Points — Trump Unshackled

15Oct

Donald Trump has a new answer for why he’s about to lose in a landslide. It’s all a vast left-wing conspiracy. No, really.

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Surviving Hate

14Oct

When I started the work I still do today, I saw it as an investment for future generations, not just for my children but all children. Building that organization often entailed taking on part time jobs, projects that often were underpaid and underappreciated.

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