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Anything Is Possible

16Nov

If there’s anything that Donald Trump has taught us, it’s that anything is possible in America. Any crazy-ass thing, no matter how insane, no matter how fucked up, is possible.

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The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.

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The good news about the civil rights struggle, suggests a new PBS special, is that we’re winning it. The less good news is that it will never be won

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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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Our Big Fat Queer Wedding

14Nov

I fell in love with a woman, named Dawn, who values diversity as much as I do… I had to marry her. So what a better way to celebrate our union than to have a Big Fat Queer Wedding! When we talked about a theme, there was only one logical answer for both of us, Let Your Freak Flag Fly! We wanted to celebrate in the way we live our life.

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In November 1983, The Pointer Sisters released their most successful album, Break Out , which spawned four Top Ten singles, won two Grammy Awards, and sold three million copies. One of its hits, The Neutron Dance , prominently featured in Beverly Hills Cop , peaked at #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #1 in Canada

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By: Manoj Jain MD and Mark W. Muesse PhD The pain is silent, subtle and gnawing, like that of being overlooked for a promotion, or being rejected by your dream college. Over 60 million American s who voted for Hillary Clinton may be groping for a way to overcome such a pain after the stunning loss of their presidential candidate.

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Not only did American aviator Jimmie Angel not fear to tread here, he actually crashed his plane right on top.

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It was the American people’s intervention that prevented the annihilation of Trump.

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Acorn TV, best known as an importer of overseas programming, has banged out a solid hit with a new original production, the period spy drama Close to the Enemy . Revolving around a James Bond-ian character named Callum Ferguson (Jim Sturgess), Close to the Enemy captures the cautiously optimistic chaos of 1946 Britain

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When traveling to Europe there are many different places that one can visit.

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How Much Do They Pay You To Protest?

12Nov

“Professional protesters”..This is how president elect #Trump called hundreds of thousands of Anti-Trump protesters nationwide. Coming from the Middle East, I have heard the same exact rhetoric before but in a different language

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Election Reflections, The Day After

12Nov

You may not be a therapist, but I bet you had the same experience I did the day after the election: everyone, at home, in my lobby, in the street, in the cafe, on my way to work, and of course, in my office, needed to talk.

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We are in an exciting time for biomedical innovation, but there is still much to be done to realize science’s promise. President-elect Donald Trump will need to work to ensure an environment where innovation and ingenuity here in the United States continue to thrive. And we have some ideas about where to start.

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Election 101: Love Overpowers Hate

10Nov

Last night, history was made in the United States of America — Americans passed the power into the hands of President-Elect Donald Trump, the first man to take office with no political/government background. A majority of Americans throughout the nation are experiencing a surge of emotions — some joyful, and some fearful

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Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness – sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums.

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By: Lara San Gil and Julie Kervadec Years ago I met my best friend, Julie, whilst studying for a Master in International Marketing in Madrid. Towards the end of the programme, Julie and I took part in a competition for L’Oréal, making it through as finalist. Although we did not win the competition, the great prize we got was that we realized of how well we worked together and of the complimentary skills we had

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Trump Wins – The World Loses

09Nov

America. Time has suddenly stood still

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The Nature Of Growth

09Nov

When a tree grows, its branches extend and widen, the tree becomes taller and its trunk thicker. When our children grow they become taller and stronger. When a river grows its boundaries swell.

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Donald Trump’s Leadership Style?

09Nov

As I read about Donald Trump, I recall a chapter in a book I wrote more than ten years ago(1) about a style, PAEI code (–E-), whom I named AN ARSONIST. Below are some edited excerpts: “What is important to (an Arsonist?)….. what we do is not important.

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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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Dreaming Of November 9

08Nov

I’m dreaming of November 9, when our national fever has broken and the night sweats are washed away, and while still weak, we open ourselves up to a shared journey of recouping our strength and restoring our fragile constitution. I’m dreaming of November 9, and the days after November 9, when the bitter edge of combat is dulled, and our spirits less brittle and hostile and stunted we allow our vulnerabilities to be an open path rather than an attack strategy

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Adding to chorus of overbilled ratepayers urging more accountability at LA DWP, a new LA Times report shows the city’s so-called “ratepayer advocate” wrote himself a five year contract extension into Charter Measure RRR at $280,000 per year, roughly $40,000 more than the Mayor makes, and failed to disclose the self-dealing in the ballot summary he wrote. Fred Pickel, the City’s ratepayer advocate, has been missing in action during the three year old billing scandal that’s rocked the DWP.

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A group of senior industry leaders will gather in the Miami, November 16-18 for the upcoming Beet Retreat , a deep dive into the future of advanced TV.   The three-day event will not be streamed, but will be produced as a series of some 40 videos to be published over the following four weeks

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Electoral College Math

07Nov

In 2012, Barack Obama won 332 electoral votes. Mitt Romney won 206

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Trump Throws Ivanka Under The Bus

06Nov

The man only cares about winning. We all know how he has maligned every minority group and incites hatred at his rallies. He doesn’t care as long as he has his fans.

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This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.

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“Moonlight” is a film as luminous as its title, a story in three chapters about the son of a crack addict, growing up in Florida, bullied and neglected. We see him as a child, befriended by a kind-hearted drug dealer, as a teenager, abused by classmates and having his first sexual encounter with another boy

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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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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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Losing Perspective Amidst the Spin

05Nov

FBI Director James Comey’s brief letter to eight Congressional committee chairpersons updating them that that the FBI would investigate further emails from Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton found on the computer of her aide’s husband, Anthony Weiner, has shifted the Presidential polls. FBI director James Comey feared “being misunderstood,” but surely he knew that Mr. Trump and partisan media would swing into full conspiracy theory combat.

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The Moral Landslide Of The Religious Right

04Nov

I was a young worship leader in 1992 when Gospel singer, Sandy Patty (then spelled Patti), announced her divorce. Patty’s actions were deemed scandalous and sinful.

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Idolatry And The U.S. Climate Change Divide

04Nov

Photo credit: Pixabay In his book The Dynamics of Faith Paul Tillich famously defines one’s object of faith as that for which one is willing to sacrifice everything. Some people sacrifice friends and family for money or fame.

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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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We need to care more about the standard we are allowing our politicians to set for our society. When we allow them to make hateful, bigoted, ill-informed comments, we give everyone else free reign to do it too. We often think it’s only our actions that create our environment – but inaction can have as significant an impact for all of us.

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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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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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Apple was as much of a wake up call to today’s design world as Sputnik was, in the last century, to the field of space exploration – no more “business as usual.” Overnight, everyone from corporations and governments to educational institutions and NGOs scrambled to get up to speed with the more design-centric organizations such as Apple, Nike, BMW and IKEA. A favored way to ramp up was to hire consultancies like IDEO, Frog or DesignworksUSA to develop one’s design strategy. Today, a better approach may be to systematically build design and innovation capabilities into the fabric of one’s organizational culture

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Why There’s An ‘I’ In FBI

31Oct

It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.

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Well, the spirit of FBI director J Edgar Hoover lives on in the recent actions of current director Comey. For those who are too young to recall, or who have forgotten in the pileup of history since Hoover’s death, J Edgar and his notorious underlings did their best to discredit Rev

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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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Do you ever feel like nobody takes you seriously at work? If so, you’re not alone. More than 50% of people don’t feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the Harvard Business Review .

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A Brief History Of The Taco

28Oct

Even baby boomers have a difficult time remembering when tacos–like pizza–weren’t a ubiquitous part of the culinary landscape.

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Laugh It Out

28Oct

My mom died last week. It was saddest day of my life.

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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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A letter to millennial and independent voters

28Oct

Dear Millennials and Independent Voters, Leave the angst at home. Go vote and for vote Hillary Clinton and a Democratic Congress, and the next day join on the battle lines fighting for what we believe in.

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Unsportsmanlike Trophies

28Oct

Hunting big game for trophies with a high-powered rifle is an execution, not a sport. If the target of such a hunt is an animal whose population is stressed, as the most prized specimens usually are, the lack of ethics is compounded.

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Social Resilience and Emergency Preparedness

27Oct

This article series is from Prepared Neighborhoods , my soon-to-be-published book about mutual aid among citizens before, during and after a natural disaster.

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Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes in ‘Her Notes.’ Photo: Rosalie O’Connor By Sheila Kogan, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, October 27, 2016 Jessica Lang, award-winning choreographer who has had a long association with the Joyce Theater, has choreographed her first ballet for American Ballet Theater, titled Her Notes , to the piano music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel, the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. The music is noteworthy because the compositions of Fanny Mendelssohn Hansel have largely been unknown – it wasn’t considered acceptable for a woman of her time (1800s) to publish music – but she wrote over 400 piano pieces (a few published under her brother’s name). Lang chose excerpts from Das Jahr , which I thought was beautifully Romantic (comparable to Chopin, perhaps) and gorgeously played by pianist, Emily Wong

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By Adèle Charbonneau “Smart” thinking – introducing technologies to improve urban life – is increasingly being touted as a way to tackle existing issues and make cities more livable for all residents.

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Where There Is No Vision There Is No Business

26Oct

How can you make success happen if you can’t envision it? Small business ideas are just that ideas

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Members of Hindu Sena, a right wing Hindu group, celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday June 14, 2016.

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The Election and The Market

26Oct

As the election draws near, many people are wondering about the impact on their investment portfolios. It’s been a crazy season, but to answer that question, let’s make one large assumption: The American democracy will survive the season, and the American economy will continue to grow and provide jobs in the future.

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Alexis Berger, Chief Strategy Officer, Emogi Humans evolved to retain visually communicated information Humans are visual species. The first sign of sophisticated human intelligence dates back 40,000 years to cave drawings discovered all over the world. The intricate depictions of historical and future events demonstrated initial capacity for abstract thought

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Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.

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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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Counteracting Absenteeism in the Classroom

24Oct

By Alyssa Nucaro When I started this school year, I couldn’t help but notice the absence of some familiar faces. I am teaching 7th grade English and, as the first few weeks of school went by, I began to see that some of my students were already missing school

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Preserving Our Democracies

24Oct

Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.

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From Russia (To Paris) With Love!

22Oct

For several decades split between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums in Russia, the incredible Shchukin collection is arriving in the French capital. Considered one of the world’s finest collections of modern art, it will go on view outside of Russia for the first time in nearly 100 years at the Fondation Louis Vuitton art center in Paris

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When Dominating Cultures Move In And Out

22Oct

Co-written with Klaudia Kovacs American culture is ubiquitous and no matter where one goes in the world, from Copenhagen to Beijing, one will encounter the same US brands of jeans, T-shirts, computers, phones and burger joints. Over the course of history, dominating cultures have expanded and contracted, forcing their dominance into their conquered territories. One might wonder what happens in the cultural void they leave behind

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ORLANDO, Florida  – For the first time, the digital advertising industry–via the Trustworthy Accountability Group–has a formal partnership with federal law enforcement agencies to combat criminal activity, TAG President and CEO Mike Zaneis says in an interview with Beet.TV. Since its founding, TAG members have been sharing intelligence about bad actors in the digital advertising space so that the group can set anti-fraud standards

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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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The Ferrari that we all crave

20Oct

It was 1985 when an Italian industrialist decided to create the most magnificent hypercar that the world has seen.

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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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William Shakespeare once wrote “if music be the food of love, play on.” Few contemporary songwriters have generated such a feast of delicacies as Carol Bayer Sager. She has whipped up unrequited love songs, sweeping ballads and generational anthems into a culinary cultural smorgasbord

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It’s hard to make the last jump from Maslowian safe, contented, self-esteem to self-actualized and truly happy. A very small set of people get pulled from their inertia by the call of a compelling mission

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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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Three weeks to go. It would be great if Donald Trump’s escalating weirdness gave Hillary Clinton a lock on the race. But we’re not there yet.

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The Monarch Migration in Peril!

16Oct

In partnership with The Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Watch and other partners, The Nobelity Project is releasing my new short film on the Monarchs and how we can all help save the migration. Watch the film; read the story; do your part.

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Dead Pilots Society Epi2: Only Child One of soundcasting’s new scripted series features scripts not intended for the medium.

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Women face an uphill battle to fight for their rights under illiberal regimes. Kacper Pempel/Reuters Andrea Peto , Central European University and Weronika Grzebalska , Polish Academy of Sciences In the women’s movement in Central Europe, there are few moments to celebrate.

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It looks like billions of dollars in wireless data charges are being added to customers’ wireless bills, some causing “overages”; i.e.; when a customer goes over their monthly data usage, known as the ‘data cap’, they can be charged a fee, or have to buy more expensive data or have a slow down of their service, which is called ‘throttling’. Many customers, it appears, purchase additional ‘gigs’ to avoid this. Point of fact, Verizon, et al., have made customer ignorance a new profit center.

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Our right to vote obligates us to exercise it

12Oct

The most fundamental right citizens have in a democracy is that which allows them to chose their government and by consequence the broad stage in which we live, work and play. Millions have fought for this right, so in effect voting is our duty

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Exclusive! New Matza Pizza Video

10Oct

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The millennial generation — love them or hate them — has and will continue to have a tremendous amount of spending power. But will millennials invest their money wisely? I recently sat down with International financial advisor and CEO of binary trading platform WMoption , Gordon Malcolm to find out what kind of mistakes entrepreneurs typically make when it comes to investing.

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Senator John Mc Cain has always reminded Americans to serve a cause bigger than any one person, for America’s future. That is exactly why the “we want change, not Hillary, movement” is energized and cannot be derailed by attacks on Donald Trump deliberately timed and orchestrated by mainstream media supporting Hillary Clinton

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Dissolving Borders

09Oct

We live in a paradoxical world where borders are fluid – with money, people and ideas traveling from country to country.

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My Messy House is Getting to Me

09Oct

The amount of anger I feel when I wake up to a messy house is unreasonable. I’m not in any physical pain, yet within minutes my insides are scorching. My soul is on fire; the rage radiates directly from my heart – I swear I feel it – and extends like an asterisk to the tips of my fingers and my toes

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