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Friday Roundup: Week Ending November 18, 2016

20Nov

By Natalie Munio Facebook combats fake news, Twitter takes on cyber-bullies, people are traveling the world without living the house thanks to Google Earth, Facebook has more hiccups with measurements (but also makes strides in being more upfront about it), and Snapchat files for one of the largest IPOs in years.

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Zadie Smith writes novels about the people and themes that seem particularly freighted with political baggage these days: immigrants, multiracial families and social groups, the white and non-white working class.

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Recently I found myself standing in front of 25 second graders, talking about the plight of pollinators, and specifically monarch butterflies. My job requires me to engage a range of influencers – from heads of government to business leaders – to inform them about the deteriorating state of our planet and what can be done to preserve it.

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

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Fifteen years ago, Megyn Kelly was working as an attorney and was married to a physician. “On paper, I felt that I was succeeding,” says Kelly, who would watch Oprah reruns when she came home from working 18-hour days

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Megan Kelly gained national attention when she moderated the first Republican primary debate last August, where she faced off with then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. During the debate, she asked the then candidate, Trump, about derogatory comments she said he made about women, from calling them “fat pigs” to “dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.” The Advice That Megyn Kelly Says Hit Her ‘Like A Lightning Bolt’ In an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil airing Tuesday, Kelly says there’s a backstory to that moment, which she opens up about for the first time in her new memoir, “Settle For More.” “Once he announced his candidacy for president, one of the stories that broke about him and it was significant news in the lead-up to that debate, it was July of 2015, was that in his divorce proceeding from his first wife, Ivana …”

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Sometimes it sucks to be right. “ The Simpsons ” recognized its own accurate prediction of a Donald Trump presidency during the show’s opening sequence on Sunday.

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In powerful, sometimes violent waves, six women faced off Friday during the World Surf League’s first  big-wave surfing competition for women at Jaws, a famed surf break on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Female surfers have been fighting for years to be included in contests like this, but organizers previously said conditions for big-wave surf contests were too dangerous for women. But Friday’s display of strength and bravery in waves of up to 30 feet prove that, just like male athletes, women are a force to be reckoned with

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The NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers stopped by the White House Thursday , resulting in this epic #MannequinChallenge video. Freezing our @WhiteHouse visit in time forever with @FLOTUS ! #MannequinChallenge pic.twitter.com/iX1qaJ8qQQ — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) November 11, 2016 Team members, including superstar  Lebron James , got in on the viral internet challenge with first lady Michelle Obama ― and they absolutely nailed it. The camera pans around the room as the players and FLOTUS stand completely still

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This Election Day, don’t spend your scrolling through stress-inducing headlines while you wait in those super long voting lines. Instead, give yourself a mental break with some really cool videos from the latest viral challenge (trending thanks to some really creative black kids) the #MannequinChallenge. The mannequin challenge involves a group of people being completely still in mid-action poses often while playing a song (like “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmud)

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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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Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) thinks there’s a good chance President Barack Obama will get his nominee on the Supreme Court this year if Hillary Clinton wins the election Tuesday.

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Should Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton emerge victorious on Tuesday, it will be thanks to female voters, who are poised to perhaps deliver the largest ballot gender gap in U.S. presidential election history

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Alyssa’s husband, Nick, died in 2015 after spending more than a year in long-term care following an accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Alyssa’s family says since Nick’s death, she’s been spiraling out of control. They claim she’s drinking too much, driving drunk, staying out all night, bringing home strangers, and neglecting her kids.

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The Chicago Cubs finally did it. After 108 years, the curse is over, and the Cubs, odd as it is to say, are World Series champions .  For all Cubs fans, Wednesday night is one they will never forget .

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Kristi claims her daughter Haley is delusional and has always been a compulsive liar. She says some of the lies Haley tells people are that the rapper Eminem is her father, that she was a contestant on American Idol and that she donated a kidney to her brother

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Teen Says She’s Pregnant With Baby Jesus

02Nov

“I am pregnant, and it is Jesus,” says 19-year-old Haley. The teen claims that she is 9 months pregnant and about to deliver a baby boy. “I know my pregnancy is real.

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The “Will & Grace” cast has been very busy this fall.  First, they reunited in an effort to get out the vote , and now they’ve dazzled one lucky Los Angeles audience with a musical number supporting Democratic nominee  Hillary   Clinton . Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack and Megan Mullally joined forces to sing their support for Clinton at a  weekend fundraiser to the tune of “Officer Krupke” from “West Side Story.” YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow  gave the classic a new twist with lyrics celebrating Clinton and bashing her GOP opponent  Donald   Trump

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‘Glee’ Actor Mark Salling Accused Of Rape

31Oct

Mark Salling has been accused of raping a 22-year-old woman, according to a police report filed by the alleged victim in April 2016, TMZ reports. The outlet reports the “Glee” actor forced himself on the woman four years ago.

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NASA  employees take pumpkin-carving to an extraterrestrial level.

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Some news is hard to take.  Ami McClure was explaining to her 3-year-old daughters, Alexis and Ava, that they look alike and have the same birthday because they are identical twins, but one detail caused a bit of a problem.  “Ava’s older than you,” McClure told her daughter, Alexis.  “But I want to be older!” a disappointed Alexis said as she started to cry. “Don’t cry!” McClure said.

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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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Pamela claims Pete abandoned her, their 17-year marriage and their two sons when she alleges he started an affair with Lori, in 2011. ‘I Felt Like An Atom Bomb Had Been Dropped On Me’ Says Ex-Wife Of Former Priest Having Said He Wanted a Divorce Pete and Pamela blame each other for contributing to the death of their 15-year-old son, Peter Jr., who committed suicide in March 2016. ”After the divorce, both boys had depression issues,” says Pamela

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Donald Trump’s Campaign Knows He’s Losing

27Oct

With less than two weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is, for the most part, still insisting to his supporters that he’s in the lead. While he conceded in one radio interview Monday  that he was “somewhat behind in the polls,” Trump said the same day that “I really believe we are winning” and claimed that “Democrats are making up phony polls.” Members of his campaign, though, are openly admitting that the businessman is lagging behind. Trump’s campaign manager, pollster Kellyanne Conway, also conceded that the GOP nominee was trailing, saying Sunday  “we are behind.” Although Trump says he no longer believes the polls , his internal data apparently mirrors what publicly available surveys are showing

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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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A second grader in Georgia is showing the internet how to dominate a dance floor.  Last week, Titra Lampley posted a Facebook video that shows her 7-year-old daughter, Ja’miyla Barber, dancing at the Lithia Springs Elementary School Halloween dance. As she busts a move to “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)” while dressed as Wonder Woman, it’s clear that Ja’miyla is stealing the show

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Vote Protectors, the anti-voter-fraud group hosted by Donald Trump ally and political dirty trickster Roger Stone, plans to send volunteers to monitor polling places in nine cities with high minority populations on Election Day, Stone said last week. Untrained poll-watchers have intimidated voters in previous elections. But Vote Protectors is going further than its predecessors.

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This specter just wants everything to be spotless. Eerie surveillance footage shows what staff at The Chapel House pub in Dudley, central England, claim is a “ghost” helping them to clean up at closing time

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Donald Trump Jr. told a conservative talk radio host on Friday night that his father’s leaked comments about groping women are a “fact of life.” Dori Monson, host of Seattle’s “Dori Monson Show” on KIRO, told Trump Jr. that Donald Trump ’s 2005 remarks on a hot microphone made him hesitate about voting for the GOP presidential nominee.

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Well, this is the cutest “kidney stone” we’ve ever seen! Stephanie Jaegers went to the hospital with stomach pain she thought was probably caused by kidney stones. But doctors told her she had actually been pregnant for 38 weeks, her husband Michael Jaegers told news station 11 Alive.  Then the couple learned she was also due to give birth.

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Wyclef Jean is back with a new politically-charged track. And the former Fugees singer doesn’t hold back in trolling Donald Trump in its official video, which Funny Or Die posted online Friday

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Lily, 16, says she came out to her parents as transgender when she was in the sixth grade at age 12. “When I was younger, I would kind of go toward feminine things,” she says

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Arianna, 17, says that when she was in sixth grade, she learned the meaning of transgender and says she could relate. Three years later, she says she came out and now identifies as transgender. She now goes out in public as a female, even though she says her family has had a hard time supporting and accepting her transition.

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Olivia Newton-John, 68, has remained cancer-free since her 1992 diagnosis of breast cancer, but she doesn’t attribute her health entirely to her partial mastectomy, chemotherapy and reconstruction. In the video above, Newton-John explains the importance of positive thinking, spending time doing what you love, and not defining yourself by your illness.  Pill to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

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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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Draper Alumbaugh focused on the big picture when he learned that his job could be going to Mexico soon. “It’s pretty simple what these corporate people want,” he said in a video posted last week by Indiana news station RTV6 .

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Nicole and Danny have been married just a year, but say married life has been anything but blissful for the newlyweds, and according to Danny, Nicole’s mother, Alana is mostly to blame. Why Newlywed Says He Feels His Mother-In-Law Is Trying To Sabotage His Marriage     “Alana is so manipulative; she’ll pretend that she’s sick, so Nicole has to go take care of her,” says Danny

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Nicole and Danny have been married just a year.

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“I was trying to push him away.” “He tried to make me touch him.” “He tried to put his hands by my vagina.” These are just a few snippets from the powerful stories of assault women describe in a new video produced by  progressive social media campaign Humanity For Hillary .

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Voters in Alaska trying to make an informed choice about the presidential race won’t find information about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the state’s official election pamphlets . That’s because neither Trump’s campaign nor the Republican Party submitted any information for the guide. Voters began receiving the pamphlets last week  and some quickly noticed they were missing biographical information about Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov

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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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Vice President Joe Biden predicted that there will be an increase in sexism if Hillary Clinton becomes president, adding that he hopes it won’t be as bad as the uptick in racism that accompanied Barack Obama ’s election. “We’ve moved, thank God, too far along in terms of, there’s not a single man I know, no matter…how much of a sexist he is, doesn’t know, there’re a whole lot of really smart competent women ― and smarter than he is,” Biden said in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday. “They may resent it, but they know it.

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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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Donald Trump declared the “ shackles have been taken off ” as Republicans began defecting in the wake of his boasts about sexual assault. Friday evening, during a Charlotte, North Carolina, speech, he turned the metaphor into reality, personally dismantling his teleprompters after they malfunctioned

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YouTube Star Anna Akana Stands Up to Bullying

13Oct

“I would get on the bus thinking, maybe he’ll stop today,” Jessica explains, holding back tears as she speaks.  Her words haunt me. Jessica, along with 3.2 million other kids in the United States are bullied every year.

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Planned Parenthood’s political arm on Thursday will release a series of ads targeting four Republican senators in tough re-election races who have supported defunding the health services nonprofit.

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Sixteen-year-old identical twins Taylor and Tricia are caught in a cycle of bingeing and purging that their parents say has caused each of the girls to drop from 130 lbs. to just under 80 lbs

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For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com Fall is definitely in full swing, with the cold weather beginning to descend.

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“ Saturday Night Live ” pulled no punches when it came to Donald Trump’s offensive remarks about women. Alec Baldwin again nailed it with a hilarious portrayal of the GOP presidential nominee, following his debut impression of the brash businessman  on the show last week. The skit began with a spoof vice presidential debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence .

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GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, showing he’ll say anything to win a vote, had this message for America’s terminally ill people on Wednesday: Stay alive long enough to cast a vote for him next month. “ I don’t care how sick you are ,” Trump said  at a rally in Henderson, Nevada

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The Huffington Post on Monday released its presidential forecast model , which uses polling data to project who’s likely to win the election. (Spoiler: It’s Hillary Clinton .) But we didn’t include some things that many people think will determine who will become the next president. Here are the top 10 with our reasons for ignoring them: 10.  Yard sign counts : Also known as the “Peggy Noonan adjustment,” yard sign counts are easily quantified but often not reliable

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Twitters users are mocking Donald Trump’s tax return saga by recalling what life was like in the 1990s.

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NEW JERSEY ― President Barack Obama promised last fall to resettle 85,000 refugees by the end of the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year. Time’s up: The fiscal year ends Friday.

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Donald Trump is an arrogant slacker who wastes his time hanging out at greasy spoons  when he should be spending his time studying ― not like that striving know-it-all Tracy Flick Hillary Clinton. Or at least, that’s what Trump’s campaign wants you to believe. In the run-up to the first presidential debate Monday night, Trump’s team has been working to lower the bar so far for him that it’s basically just lying on the ground

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George Clooney took it hard. CNN asked the actor  about Angelina Jolie filing for divorce from Brad Pitt while he was at a United Nations conference on the refugee crisis on Tuesday.

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When is the price of fame too high? For 43-year-old wannabe rocker Kris, who has been chasing his dream of being a rock and roll superstar his entire life, there is no price he says he wouldn’t pay to be famous.

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By: Shira Atkins We polled dedicated yogis and yoga teachers to find out what keeps them sane when the stress comes on. More…

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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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By: Pete Egoscue Watch episode eight of the new video series “Becoming Pain Free,” to follow one man’s journey in eliminating chronic pain naturally with the help of the Egoscue Method . More..

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12 Exercises for the Soul

01Jun

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how we as a culture spend so much time focused on physical exercise–on our physical bodies and our physical world–and perhaps not as much time as we should on exercising our souls and spirit. More…

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A 17-year-old western lowland gorilla was shot dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after he snatched up a 4-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure Saturday. The gorilla, named Harambe, dragged the boy around and held him for about 10 minutes, zoo officials said at a press conference. The boy was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries , according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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From Arianna Huffington  opening up  to her daughter Christina about love and divorce, to a gay dad named Jon talking to his son Sammy  about LGBTQ equality, HuffPost’s new series #TalkToMe is encouraging parents and kids to sit down and share a conversation. Dozens of families have posted #TalkToMe videos on Facebook since the series launched on Monday. ( Here’s how to make your own  – it’s so worth it!) In the compilation above, watch moms, dads, daughters and sons open up to each other, one question at a time.  Below we’ve highlighted a few full #TalkToMe conversations that really stood out.

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Rescue dog Jemmie has made friends for life in these stray kittens. The shih tzu Lhasa apso mix is not only playing mom to the scrappy little ginger cat and his sibling, but also donating blood to help save the pair’s eyesight.

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El penalty de Messi al Celta

18Mar

Llega el día en que crees haberlo visto todo en este Barcelona, pero de repente Leonel Messi se quita el sombrero y saca un truco nuevo. Lo que vimos en el partido de hoy ante celta no es nuevo, pero en este nivel se ve poco, disfrútalo nuevamente desde varios ángulos alrededor del estadio Camp nou de Barcelona    

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Lavolpe contra el Piojo

18Mar

Anoche al finalizar el partido entre los Xolos vs Jaguares llamo la atención la interacción que tuvieron Lavolpe y el Piojo, todos esperaban un saludo y abrazo de amigos y de repente había en pantalla reclamos, empujones y mentadas. Ricardo Lavolpe es todo un personaje, el Lavolpismo, como se le llama a la escuela de técnicos de México que ha dejado el argentino, no es su única herencia en nuestro futbol. Cábalas, dragones y brujas, historias que sin duda en algún momento escuchaste del técnico argentino, jadear como un perro ante las pirámides o como Félix Fernández compartiera esta mañana en twitter , ir a rezar a la iglesia en Morelia antes de llegar al hotel así sean las 2 de la mañana y se tenga que despertar al padre.

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This Valentine’s Day, I will be alone. As couples kick off a romantic weekend together, I will be catching up on work and household chores, cooking dinner for one, binge-watching Korean dramas, and eventually tucking myself into bed alone. For the past few years, I have spent the day of l’amour by myself.

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Drop everything. Adele is Vogue’s March cover star.  Showing off a tattoo of her son’s name, an embellished Burberry dress and a rosy complexion, the singer looks stunning, it goes without saying, albeit starkly different than she did on her first Vogue cover back in 2012. Noticeably absent from the cover are her signature heavy eye makeup and done-up hair. Adele revealed to Vogue that achieving her usual look takes her hair and makeup team two and a half hours, during which she “nods off several times,” to complete.

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Bernie Sanders would be the first Jewish president in American history. In fact, the Senator made history just this week, becoming the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary

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Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars

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Now’s not a good day to take a blood pressure test, y’all.  ” The Walking Dead ” has released the first four minutes of its midseason premiere, and it has us nervous. As the show opens, we see Daryl, Abraham and Sasha all get captured by a group of bikers who work for a dude named Negan.  No big deal. New friends are cool, right

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway just summed up how putting women in control of their narratives can have a huge impact.

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Today, class, we will talk about the more mandibularly endowed among our fellow animals, those whose teeth are so sharp, numerous or easily and endlessly reborn, and whose jaws pack so much enormous pressure that you certainly don’t want to let your arm or leg, let alone your head, get anywhere near their alluringly say-cheese grins.

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Da, da, da, da, da, da: the first photo from the ” Gilmore Girls ” revival is HERE.  On Saturday, Yanic Truesdale, aka the much-loved Michel from “Gilmore Girls”, posted a photo on Twitter of himself and Lauren Graham on set at Lorelai’s Inn.

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PRETA — Ep.34

02Feb

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I recall meeting with one of my former colleagues at a University where we were both Professors. We were talking about obesity and how it is viewed culturally in the U.S. vs.

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There’s a growing theory that American romance is becoming an All-or-Nothing Institution. Or as I like to think of it, a “Hell Yeah or No” Institution. We’ve reached a pivotal moment in the history of courtship, teetering between romantic enlightenment and extinction.

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