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A woman believed to have been kidnapped for ransom in southern Washington state was still missing on Saturday, a day after authorities arranged to meet the demand and then arrested a suspect, police said. Sandra Harris, 69, was reported missing on Friday by her husband, who called authorities to say she was abducted from the couple’s home in Kennewick, a town about 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, Kennewick police said in a statement

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President-elect Donald Trump called for the removal of the Statue of Liberty from New York harbor because it encourages immigration to the United States. Trump said he was elected president because he promised to secure the American borders.

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9 Beauty Gifts For People Who Love Neutrals

18Nov

The holiday season is fast approaching and, while that may mean glitter and pops of color to some, it’s not for everyone. Playing 4up your natural features or simply working in a neutral color palette can also be absolutely gorgeous.

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Small Gestures On A Dark Day

17Nov

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, is nothing less than astonishing. In the wake of it, many like myself are feeling numb, betrayed, fearful, and downright ashamed of our country. A dear friend told me that her mom, who grew up in Nazi Germany, had lapsed into tears and was experiencing flashbacks of childhood traumas

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Twitter Quietly Cracks Down On Racist Trolls

16Nov

Twitter moved quietly Tuesday to suspend some accounts posting racist, white nationalist, anti-Semitic and other hateful content.

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Ah, the holidays. That glorious time of year when you get to gorge on your mom’s perfect pecan pie while catching up with your favorite cousins at your grandparents’ house

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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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A politician who could potentially be banned from entering the U.S. under  Donald   Trump’s   policies is urging the president elect to “bring divided communities back together.” London Mayor Sadiq Khan is Muslim, a group that Trump has pledged to ban from entering the U.S. Though  Trump later indicated that he could be an “exception” to this ban, Khan has been critical of the future president’s attitude toward a religion that comprises 1.6 billion people worldwide

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I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter) has died at the age of 82. “Give me back the Berlin Wall.” Of course, Leonard Cohen, who at the age of 82 has just released one of his greatest and most popular albums, You Want It Darker , didn’t really mean that, a quarter-century ago. He sang in the guise of the unreliable narrator in his classic, and scary, song “The Future.” Other Cohen lyrics from that little ditty, written just after the 1989 fall of the Wall, call for the return of Stalin, more people to torture, and another Hiroshima, among other horrors.

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When Matt Rotner  was tasked with giving a speech at his sister’s wedding, he was not about to  throw away his shot .

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Good news, friends: we’re almost done with the worst of the 2016 political shenanigans. But the fat lady hasn’t sung yet. What do you do when you can’t turn on any form of media without being smacked by slinging mud?

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Menopause has been known to wallop a big gut-punch to our libidos. Vaginal dryness comes as part of the menopausal package and the result is that we often would rather spend the night Netflixing without the chill . But in the interest of rediscovering our libidos, HuffPost50 turned to the experts for suggestions on the best toys for spicing up our sex lives.

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Furthering his talk of a “rigged” election , Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  said it’s “almost like cheating” when celebrities like Beyoncé  and Jay Z rally for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton . “On quick notice, we didn’t bring any so-called stars along ― we didn’t need them,” Trump told the crowd at a rally in Reno on Saturday

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It seems that offensive antics are par for the course for these two “golfers.” Evan Shay and Morgan Ruig, both 28-year-olds from Brisbane, Australia, claim to have passed themselves off as the Australian national team for an international golf tournament in North Korea  as a joke. “Initially we just said we were a couple of Australian golfers and they said, ‘You are the Australian team,’ and we sort of didn’t say no,” said Ruig, a real estate agent who  told 9News  the stunt started when the pair was in Beijing for a polo tournament.  The two are now reveling in their feat after returning safely from a country the U.S. sanctioned earlier this year for human rights abuses .  The media is largely applauding the men for carrying out an epic “prank ” or dismissing them with a wink as harmless hooligans .

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When you think of a bulletproof black superhero, Nic Cage probably isn’t the first name that comes to mind, but, oh, how wrong you are. For those who don’t know, Cage, the nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola (” The Godfather ”), started off his career as Nicolas Coppola.

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Several cities  have soda tax proposals on the ballot Nov. 8., including San Francisco and Oakland, California and Boulder, Colorado. For those voting on these sometimes controversial initiatives, a new study in the American Journal of Public Health provides some important perspective

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When Jeffrey Robinson’s  Trump Tower debuted in July 2012, it failed to receive much attention, despite boasting the tagline, “The sexiest novel of the decade,” and an endorsement from Donald Trump  himself.

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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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9 Fang-tastic Halloween Dinners For Kids

30Oct

It takes a lot of energy to troll the neighborhood collecting candy. Dinner should be quick, easy, and filling on Halloween night

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PHOENIX, Oct 29 – Sensing a potential turning point, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump mounted a furious effort on Saturday to portray Democrat Hillary Clinton as unfit to lead the country after the latest chapter in her email controversy unfolded as he tries to mount a comeback. With the Nov.

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While Donald Trump ’s  racism ,  xenophobia  and  sexism  have drawn considerable scorn, there has been some confusion about his stance on the queer community.

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Moundsville, West Virginia There are two types of Halloween mounds: One is the delicious coconut candy bar. The other is the tumulus or Hügelgräber , a.k.a. the burial mound.

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Racism, Xenophobia, and the Election

28Oct

By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation. Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone.

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You may think you love Gumby, but we’re positive Jolene loves Gumby more. Emily Crisp recorded her golden retriever, Jolene, playing with a stuffed Gumby toy in a viral video posted on Thursday. The video turns from adorable to downright you’ll-want-to-cry-it’s-so-cute when Crisp’s boyfriend, Ben Mesches, shows up in a Gumby costume

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Freehold, N.J. Having funded projects in and travelled to India, and serving on the Board of the Indo-American Arts Council, not to mention assisting each year with the South Asian Performing Arts Festival and the South Asian Literary Festival, I have had my share of Indian food..

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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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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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Adult film star Jessica Drake on Saturday became the 12th woman in recent weeks to allege that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sexually mistreated her.  Drake said she met Trump at a golf tournament in 2006 in Lake Tahoe, California, where he invited her to come to his hotel suite at the end of the day. She didn’t feel comfortable going alone, she said, so she invited two female friends to go with her.

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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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Oprah Winfrey has a message for anyone still undecided about the presidential election: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is the only reasonable choice ― even if you dislike her.  “There really is no choice, people,” Winfrey told T.D. Jakes during an interview on his namesake show on Winfrey’s OWN network. The full interview is set to air next week.  “All the people sitting around talking about they can’t decide …

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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!   A new report predicts that global markets would fall sharply if Donald Trump wins the White House, and considering how much the candidate likes market crashes , that might make defeat even more difficult for him. Merrick Garland’s FOMO was temporarily relieved when a short-staffed Supreme Court delayed hearing three cases

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Do you know what performance art is?

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Hillary Clinton forcefully defended her support for a no-fly zone in Syria at the third presidential debate on Wednesday night. It was the first time she was pressed by a debate moderator about risks the controversial policy would pose. The moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, asked Clinton to explain how she would avoid getting into a larger war with either Russia or Syria. He noted that President Barack Obama has cited fears of escalation in rejecting the idea.

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America The Good

19Oct

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great . – Alexis de Tocqueville I want to believe we are the good guys.

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There’s nothing we love more than a double duty beauty product, but this list of hacks just put even our most useful tools to shame.  The thread  “What product do you use for something other than it’s intended purpose?”  on Reddit’s MakeupAddiction forum is 176 comments of pure, glittery gold.  You might already be using eyeshadow as highlighter or brow filler, but have you ever considered, say, using chafing gel as primer? Behold, seven amazing ways to repurpose your favorite beauty products.   1

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Like many people, Trevor Noah is shocked by the secrets Wikileaks recently revealed about Hillary Clinton.  Mainly, he’s shocked at how boring they are. “We dig into the deepest, darkest secrets of every email you’ve sent and the worst thing we’ve found about you is that your dreams are basically a PBS documentary,” Noah said on Tuesday’s “The Daily Show.” Noah isn’t denying that Clinton has gotten into what he calls “shady shit,” but says she’s being held to very different standards than her opponent.

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Of the 25,000 street children in Congo’s capital, the majority are young men. But while boys can make money through manual labor, girls often find that prostitution and exploitation are their only options for survival. KINSHASA, Congo – When Cecilia’s parents died suddenly in 2009, there was nobody left to look after her.

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Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources.

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WASHINGTON ― In recent appearances before his adoring crowds, Republican presidential candidate  Donald Trump  has declared that he is using his wealth to self-fund his campaign.

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In recent years, anti-abortion rights legislators across the country have done a very good job of enacting mandatory waiting periods and counseling sessions under the guise that women need more time to fully consider their decisions.

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With his campaign in crisis, U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump vowed on Saturday to stay in the race despite calls from more than two dozen prominent Republicans for him to drop out following the release of a recording of him making lewd comments about women

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John McCain Unendorses Donald Trump

08Oct

WASHINGTON ― Sen.

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Lest you think that Life in the Boomer Lane is beating you over the head with her enthusiasm for One Day U, you are absolutely correct. She attended her second One Day U yesterday

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93.

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Tom Hanks’ “Sully” has taken off with a stellar $35.5 million at 3,525 North American locations, marking a solid start to the fall box office season. Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Sully” handily outperformed recent expectations, which had been in the $25 million range. The action-adventure, which recreates 2009’s “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency landing, generated an A CinemaScore in a strong signal that “Sully” should continue to draw well in coming weeks.

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KABUL (Reuters) – At least 38 people were killed and 28 were injured in Afghanistan after a fuel tanker collided with a passenger bus, causing a massive explosion, local officials said on Sunday. The incident took place on a major highway connecting the southern province of Kandahar with the capital city of Kabul.

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An out-of-control brush fire consumed hillsides around the Santa Clarita Valley near Los Angeles over the weekend, charring 33,000 acres  and destroying more than a dozen structures in the region.  One person was found dead  inside a burned vehicle, although it was unclear if the fire was to blame. More..

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If 2016 has been a year for anything, it has been a year of turmoil. it has been a year in which the relations between national and international institution have been rewritten forever, and a year in which the established elites of the developed world have suffered from a bloodied nose

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Inicia la Euro! Los romanos iniciaron el partido con todo, estuvieron muy cerca de abrir el marcador pero no fueron capaces de anotar dentro del área chica, el balón reboto en la humanidad de Hugo Lloris . Los franceses igualaron la intensidad de los balcánicos y con su mejor futbol empezaron a tener mejores oportunidades pero el arquero Tatarusanu de Romania estuvo muy acertado en sus intervenciones Acertado hasta el segundo tiempo cuando al minuto 57 fue de manera muy tibia a cortar un centro al límite del área chica, ahí estaba Oliver Giroud quien ya había ganado la posición y no fallo en su remate de cabeza para poner la pelota en la red por primera vez en la Euro 2016 Poco les duro el gusto, Romania empezó a empujar las líneas y encontró un penalti que Stancu mando al fondo de las redes para empatar el partido

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Albania cae ante Suiza

13Jul

Albania cae ante suiza Cronica fotos y videos en leer más: Partido muy disputado el celebrado en el estadio Bollaert-Delelis en Lens, suizos y albanos cerraron la actividad de la primera jornada en el grupo A Apenas a los 5 minutos del partido un error del arquero Etrit Berisha en un tiro de esquina provoco el gol suizo, el arquero fallo en su salida para intentar cortar el centro y Fabian Schar anoto de cabeza ante un marco sin defensa alguna. Los suizos, que son un equipo muy defensivo, vieron el gol como regalo de navidad y se dedicaron a cuidarlo, Albania empezó a empujar y mostro que tenía un mejor futbol en sus pies Para su mala fortuna el arquero suizo Yann Sommer dio un partidazo, tapo todo, incluidos dos mano a mano y fue imposible vulnerar su meta. links Segunda amarilla  

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Gales derrota a Eslovaquia

13Jul

Gales derrota a Eslovaquia Da clic para el resumen y video Gran partido el celebrado en el estadio de Burdeos , Gales y Eslovaquia jugaron un gran partido, apenas al minuto dos Hamsik hace una gran jugada y vence al arquero pero Davies se barre para evitar que la pelota llegue a la red.

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Clic para leer la crónica y ver el resumen Y realmente les salió barato, los rusos fueron un equipo muy limitado, muy básico, predecible incluso. Recuperar la pelota, buscar alguna salida clara, de lo contrario a los centrales y entonces ahí el balonazo a Dzyuba , quien peleo todas y gano bastantes

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Some critics are finding Stephen Curry’s new shoes  a good fit — for jokes. ” These $120 sneakers look like they should sport the name of a shuffleboard player, not an NBA  superstar,” New York Magazine wrote. More…

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In a conference room in a Denver hotel, oil and gas executives and lobbyists mingled over coffee with top state regulators at the annual Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) business meeting in May. Arranged at a horseshoe shaped table facing the audience, the regulators began to introduce themselves and give updates on their states.

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The following article first appeared in The National Book Review : By Madeleine Dobie More…

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. More…

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Hacking TV Podcast | May 15, 2016 -Amazon now will let anybody upload and make money publishing video the way it lets any retailer list their items in its store.

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Ten years ago, while honeymooning in Maui, my husband asked a local woman if she had any advice for our first visit. In her lovely Hawaiian accent she replied, “just go with the flow man, that’s all, just go with the flow.” It’s a sentiment we exchange with one another often, especially when we find ourselves stuck in difficult situations

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Verizon is now in over 150 countries and has over 330 ‘investments’ worldwide. AT&T is now touting its investments in Mexico and the 100+ locations in the Middle East and Africa. And both companies claim that they are digital entertainment companies

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A gold watch wasn’t enough for a security guard with a heart of gold. Kifleab Tekle received a check for $183,179 from former students and parents at a private celebration at The Hockaday School in Dallas, on Monday. Tekle, who retired after working as a security guard at the school for 30 years, was regarded as the “Hagrid of their Hogwarts” according to The Dallas Morning News , and most students were appreciative of his good sense of humor, jokes and smile, as well as his commitment to his job.

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There’s no way to undercut the importance of an awards show like knowing the full list of winners  before it airs on TV.

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Gran partido el vivido la noche de ayer en la Laguna, lo mejor? sin duda el golazo de Edwin Cardona, de espaldas al marco anotando de chilena.

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Is It Too Late For Madeleine And Gloria To Register For The Draft? The gender card keeps getting dealt Bill Clinton is lashing out today at the supporters of Bernie Sanders’ campaign.

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A white nationalist group that made robocalls  on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Iowa is now targeting New Hampshire voters ahead of next week’s primary. “We don’t need Muslims

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This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace. Click here to view the original. It’s hard to imagine a more valuable ecosystem than a mangrove forest

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Potholes on the road to your greatest life

27Ene

The Mojo Diaries Part Two- Potholes on the road to your greatest life Adventure is not just on the outside, it’s often richest and most profound, when found on the inside. My adventure across Europe and Asia was an example of how a journey can happen within and without. You see, there are times in life when it would seem easier to just give up; close the blinds and sleep the pain away

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As the nation celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., it is an opportunity to also reflect on the broader impact of his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which remains one of our nation’s most influential rallying cries for society to embrace diversity and seek equality. Bayard Rustin, one of Dr

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Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your next presenter, Steve Harvey! Oops, sorry folks. We’ve made a mistake

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Golden Globes Gift Lounges 2016

10Ene

With the Golden Globes taking place Sunday, January 10th, nominees, presenters and other A-list talent had a chance to attend gift lounges around Los Angeles where they received everything from clothes to beauty products to trips. SECRET ROOM EVENTS CELEBRITY STYLE LOUNGE IN HONOR OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. Visit Santa Barbara debuted its limited edition “Red Carpet Red” pinot noir at the Secret Room, which was gifted exclusively to guests

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For the past 20-plus years, my husband and I have rung in the New Year the same way: we get together with the same couple, eat an early dinner at a modest restaurant, see a good (usually) movie, and go back to one of our houses to toast the New Year. And for some reason, we eat a pie.

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Your partner should bring out the best in you, inspire you to grow and make you laugh like nobody’s business. If that’s not happening, you’re probably with the wrong person.  Below, experts share nine signs the person you’re with might not be right for you.  1. She doesn’t see your full potential.  The right partner sees your worth and won’t make you feel anxious about where you are in life, said Washington D.C-based psychologist Alicia H.

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Impulse — Ep.15

07Ene

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Islam, Republicans and the Far Right

19Nov

We are trapped. Once again, we find ourselves wedged between the hammer of terrorism and the anvil of the European far right and of Republican neocons across the Atlantic. Every war has its mongers who profit from its sorrows, rubble and spilt blood.

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