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Headline Hangover: Welp, Here We Are.

15Nov

Welcome to Headline Hangover – our weekly take on some of the ridiculous local, national and global news stories. Here’s a look back some of the headlines that caught my attention for the week of November 6, 2016: President-Elect …uhh..

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Whoever wins the US presidential election will have to govern for the whole of the country. Carlos Barria/Reuters Pascal Molenberghs , Monash University People around the world are stunned at the rise of Donald Trump – from complete outsider to Republican nominee for the US presidential election, in what might yet turn out to be a close race to the White House. At the start of campaigning for nomination, almost nobody gave Trump a chance

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If you were eating at an Ichiran restaurant right now, you wouldn’t be reading this article.

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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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We all dread the inevitable drain clogs that plague our sinks and bathtubs. As water starts to pool around your ankles in the shower, you know it’s time to tackle the matted hair, soap scum and dirt building up in the drain

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WASHINGTON ―  Television viewers across the country have been treated to some scary advertisements about the future of Social Security. “Our next president needs to take action on Social Security, or future generations could lose up to $10,000 a year,” the narrator intones, as ominous music plays in the background. Viewers might be surprised to learn that the ad is from the AARP, the country’s largest seniors group and a longtime defender of social programs for older Americans

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From Goals To MITs

15Ago

Is it time to rethink the wisdom of goal setting? We’ve all been taught the value of setting goals that are SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.

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Small business has grown all over the US. There are now 5.48 million incorporated self-employed in the US , according to the latest data. Yet this is the group that is driving global business forward.

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A life-sized cutout of the Terminator proved frighteningly realistic in Canada . Police in Toronto issued a warning on Twitter Wednesday night after receiving reports of a man walking around the downtown area with a gun . More…

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Despite recently expressing doubts about America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama recently flew to Riyadh. Yet again he sought to “reassure” the Saudi royals about U.S

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Hug Your Muslim Neighbors

13Feb

I don’t usually write about politics, or world issues. If you’ve read my posts here, they are generally about parenting, personal change, life. However, the past months have been shocking on virtually every level

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Dumb and Dumber Debating–Part II

31Oct

Thank goodness the Republican House approved a budget compromise that lifted the debt ceiling for 2 years, and ignored the Republican Presidential debates. It was a compromise because Democrats were needed to get approval in both houses of Congress. In fact, retiring House Speaker John Boehner was only able to pass it because all 187 Democrats voted for it, and only 79 House Republicans–and the Senate approved it late last night

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UPDATE:   Service has been restored to PayPal users, the company tweeted out shortly before 1 a.m. ET.

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If you’re already thinking about what you need to do to prepare for the new year, kudos to you. Doing so now will keep you from feeling the time crunch at year’s end.

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BEIJING–There are many obscure tourist sites in Beijing. One missed by many foreigners is the Chinese People’s Anti-Japanese War Memorial Hall

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A decade after her divorce from Nick Lachey , Jessica Simpson isn’t holding back — since she had to pay up.  If you weren’t aware, Simpson is a major success story in the fashion world. Her retail empire is valued at more than a $1 billion , which is why she appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday.  When asked her biggest money mistakes, without missing a beat, the 35-year-old replied, “For some reason, I thought of my first marriage.” The couple, who appeared together on the on the MTV reality show “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” from 2003 to 2005, called it quits a few months after the show ended.  Over the course of their marriage, Simpson’s star power grew well beyond any level of fame Lachey achieved as a boy band member, and his later attempt at a solo career also flopped; alas, the couple didn’t sign a prenup, according to People magazine . Simpson reportedly offered Lachey a settlement of $2 million

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The heart-rending image of Alan Kurdi, the three-year old whose dead body washed up on shore, had to be one of the saddest pictures anyone has ever seen. There is absolutely no meaning in his death, but let’s take this one terrible picture, as black and as difficult as it is, and try to put it in a context with the bigger picture. There are (at least) seven conclusions we can draw from the big picture which perhaps can help us avoid more tragedies in the future.

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How To Bring Down Exorbitant College Costs

30Ago

Lawmakers from across the country are in a perennial tug-of-war over the best ways to make college affordable and to find solutions to the student debt crisis, and so are several presidential hopefuls. Hillary Clinton recently disclosed her college affordability plan, which would cost $350 billion over 10 years. Called “The New College Compact,” Clinton promises to “tackle the cost of college, making low interest grants and loans more available and ensure the federal government ‘will never again profit off student loans for college students,'” according to a CNN report.

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Type “good parenting” into Google and… whoa. 519,000 results to sift through

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Triumphant Trump: Hail to the King!

08Ago

Yesterday I wrote about the sad seven members of the high school debate club who were relegated to a nearly empty auditorium for the a 5 PM performance . After the kids went to bed, it was Donald Trump’s night in the big room. A friend of mine accurately described Trump as “negatively compelling.” He was exactly where he wanted to be, the center of the stage and the center of attention.

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The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org . Summary The first prime-time Republican presidential debate featured the top 10 candidates, according to polling, and they twisted some facts.

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During the second leg of The F SHOW World Tour, I visited Asia and interviewed dozens of female millennial entrepreneurs. I couldn’t help but to notice that the entrepreneurs that formed part of a family business had a huge advantage. Below are 3 ways family businesses give female millennial entrepreneurs an advantage:   You acquire knowledge on how to build, run and grow a business.

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  Butt-dials are a threat to every cellphone user, but thanks to a ruling by a Kentucky court this week, the risks associated with the accidental act has skyrocketed.

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Photo credit: Flynn Skye In a world of fast (and faster ) fashion, it’s rare to come across a clothing label with the words “made in the U.S.A.” However, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Home-grown businesses are popping up every day, and there are still several stateside brands that have been creating collections for decades.

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Jordan Passman founded scoreAscore in 2009 in Los Angeles, and today, his platform has become internet’s leading sound marketplace to find custom and original music, voice over and sound design. Jordan was featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2014, and companies who have hired scoreAscore composers include Google, Disney, Pizza Hut, NBC, Universal, College Humor, Reebok and Verizon among several others! More…

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Dawn Fotopulos is the associate professor of business at The King’s College, the founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com and author of Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners (AMACOM, Sept. 3, 2014).

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Jennifer Lawrence is Forbes’ top-grossing actor of 2014 . Throughout the year, Lawrence’s films — including blockbusters “Mockingjay” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” — have brought in $1.4 billion at the box office worldwide

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Grading Race to the Top on Its Merits

03Ago

As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of Obama’s Race to the Top competition, many of us are contemplating whether or not it was a success. After much reflection, I decided to write an opinion piece, assessing it on its merits.

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