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          Many Millennials, Gen Xers Don’t Expect to Receive Social Security      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Yet, a significant number are not saving for retirement at all.

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          Re: Roth 401k vs Traditional 401k      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
megabad wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 pm

I do not find the second comment necessarily incorrect, but it would be more to my liking if it was stated something like:



"If in a lower marginal tax bracket in retirement, Millennials in particular stand to benefit from the tax-advantages of Roth IRAs, because the longer their contributions have to compound tax-free, the more those contributions could be worth in retirement."
But if they do have a lower marginal rate in retirement, traditional would have been a better choice.



The more one contributes to Roth, the more likely traditional would have been better.

The more one contributes to traditional, the more likely Roth would have been better.
          Estudios: Los ‘MAYORES DE 65’ serán el motor del consumo en las próximas décadas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Estudios: Los ‘MAYORES DE 65’ serán el motor del consumo en las próximas décadas
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Por América Retail: María Alejandra Lopez
-6 julio, 2018




Las nuevas ge­ne­ra­ciones y los cam­bios adap­ta­tivos que las em­presas adoptan para amol­darse a sus há­bitos en aras de ganar más ca­pa­cidad de fac­tu­ra­ción, con­di­cionan el fu­turo. Las es­ta­dís­ticas y di­fe­rentes es­tu­dios mues­tran que los ma­yores de 65 años serán los que ten­drán más ca­pa­cidad para gastar por rentas dis­po­ni­bles, sobre todo por la in­ver­sión de la pi­rá­mide de po­bla­ción en España. Los lla­mados ‘viejenials’ están lla­mados a ser el campo de opor­tu­ni­dades para más in­gresos para las em­pre­sas.

Los focos han estado puestos en los nativos digitales: los millennials y la Generación Z. De hecho, multitud de entidades y empresas están ya adaptándose a las necesidades que estas generaciones están demandando. Sin embargo, la realidad es que en las próximas décadas va a imperar por encima de todas la generación de los baby-boomers. Aquellos que durante años fueron objeto de deseos por las grandes corporaciones y que ahora siguen en el punto de mira.

Y es que las tendencias demográficas resuelven la incógnita de dónde se va a encontrar la guinda del pastel. Según la iniciativa Smart Silver Economy desarrollada por la Comisión Europea, se estima que en 2060 uno de cada tres europeos tendrá más de 65 años, lo cual abre un sinfín de posibilidades en términos de las estrategias empresariales. Estas podrían ir destinadas a la captación de este público que en los países desarrollados será ampliamente numeroso.

El dato de este estudio da una ligera pincelada de este colectivo, que cada vez está tomando mayor peso y que además muy heterogéneo, con diferentes necesidades, teniendo en cuenta la edad que de la que se parta y que irá in crescendo a medida que avance el tiempo.

De hecho, en el territorio español y según estima el Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) de los 8,7 millones de personas que en España superan los 65 años, o lo que es lo mismo el 18,7% del conjunto de la población, en 2031 representarán el 25,6% y en 2066 el 34,6%. Es decir, más de un tercio del país.

Eso es algo que conocen de primera mano las compañías y que lo están monitorizando para sacar los mayores réditos posibles. Tanto es así que en términos de consumo se puede producir una gran oportunidad para sus intereses, puesto que la la pensión media de jubilación ha pasado de los 539 euros de hace unos años a los 1.083 euros actuales. Asimismo, la esperanza de vida en ámbito español es la segunda más alta del mundo (83 años) solo por detrás de Japón.

Consumo, tecnología, viajes y residencias

Siguiendo este esquema, la cuestión es qué áreas se pueden ver más beneficiadas de esta tendencia que va a sobresalir en el futuro. Según las cifras del último Observatorio Cetelem Consumo hay algunos segmentos en los que los mayores emplean más dinero, en contraposición con otras generaciones. Sin ir más lejos, el pasado ejercicio gastaron unos 1.491 euros en viajes de media, en comparación con los 1.141 del resto de grupos de edad. También Y no sólo queda en eso, sino que destinaron más a tecnología y electrodomésticos; óptica y audiología.

En este sentido, el consumo y más en concreto la alimentación sería uno de los sectores destacados por las personas mayores de 65 años. Tal y como explicaba la consultora Nielsen, son los que quieren más productos naturales en los centros comerciales y supermercados, bajos en grasas y sin colorantes.

Y a medida que envejece la población, también, hay más necesidad de construcción de residencias. De habilitar más plazas para estas generaciones. El Observatorio Sectorial DBK desvelaba que en España existen 4.139 privadas con plazas para 284.200 personas. Igualmente, existe una mayor demanda, un aumento de ocupación y una tendencia favorable en los precios. En la actualidad, se el coste de estos espacios oscila entre 1.500 y 1.800 euros de media mensuales. La dinámica irá aún a más.

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Por América Retail: María Alejandra Lopez
- 6 julio, 2018

          Millennials Support LGBT Rights But Take Issue With 'Homosexuality'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A new survey of young Americans includes some shocking results.

CommentaryCommentary, YouthYouthMaking the Invisible VisibleCathy Cohen

Last week, Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement. With that one event, the political landscape began to shift. Settled law such as Roe v. Wade and same-sex marriage was put in play again, suggesting those battles we thought behind us may have to be won again. At the heart of this political struggle sits millennials, now the largest and most racially and ethnically diverse generation ever, comprising the largest share of eligible voters. And while many of the most important issues facing our country revolve around millennials, rarely are the positions of millennials, especially those of color or queer, front and center in public discourse.

To address this void, I built the GenForward Survey, a nationally representative survey of over 1,750 young adults ages 18-34. The survey is conducted bimonthly and includes oversamples of African-American, Latinx, and Asian-American young adults, ensuring we can accurately represent their positions and the positions of all millennials on important issues facing the country.

Last month we focused our GenForward survey — Millennial Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity, and Morality — on LGBT issues and discovered some important insights. For example, 14 percent of millennials identify as something other than heterosexual, ranging from queer to LGBT to same-gender loving. However, irrespective of their sexual identity, majorities of millennials across race and ethnicity say they know someone who is LGB. In contrast, only about a quarter of millennials of color (22 percent) and 37 percent of white millennials report knowing someone who is transgender. Research tells us that knowing someone who is LGBT is important in making the attitudes of individuals more tolerant and respectful when it comes to the rights and equality of the LGBT communities.

The impact of knowing someone LGBT seems evident in millennials' positions on the equality of LGBT citizens. For example, majorities of millennials across race and ethnicity “somewhat” or “strongly” favor allowing LGBT people to adopt children, establishing laws to protect LGBT people from job discrimination, allowing transgender people to serve in the military, increasing government funding for the prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, and accepting more LGBT immigrants from countries that criminalize sexuality.

Millennials are also cognizant of the discrimination many members of LGBT communities face. Majorities of millennials across race and ethnicity say that there is “some” or “a lot” of discrimination against LGB individuals and a majority of African-Americans (51 percent) and pluralities of Latinx people (48 percent), and whites (45 percent) believe that there is a lot of discrimination against transgender people. Asian-American millennials (30 percent) are the least likely to say there is a lot of discrimination against transgender individuals in the country.

The concern with the discrimination that LGBT communities face is also evident in millennials' responses to our question about the biggest problems facing LGBTQ people. Again, across race and ethnicity and sexual orientation there is shared priority for reducing violent hate crime and ending bullying against young LGBTQ people. However, despite some agreement about the most pressing issues faced by LGBT communities, majorities of African-American (53 percent) and Latinx (50 percent) millennials believe issues confronting LGBT individuals in communities of color are very different than the issues promoted by mainstream organizations — and 52 percent of LGBT Millennials agree with that position. In contrast, white (58 percent) and Asian-American (54 percent) millennials believe that all LGBT individuals benefit when mainstream LGBT organizations fight for basic rights. This discrepancy deserves attention as LGBTQ organizations develop programs for delivering services and strategies for advocacy.

While nearly every question on our survey indicated overwhelming support for the rights and equality of LGBT individuals and communities, there was one puzzling finding. At the end of our survey, we used an often-asked question, “Has homosexuality led to a deterioration of morality in this country?” Even though a majority of millennials disagreed with this statement, a significant number (41 agreed) agreed. Even more surprisingly, 21 percent of LGBTQ millennials agreed.

What are we to make of this contradiction in beliefs? First, this is the only place in the survey where we used the word “homosexuality.” That word may be a trigger inscribed in our culture as something bad and deviant. It is also possible that for millennials “homosexuality” may mean something quite different than the more familiar “LGBTQ.” This is a contradiction Millennials (and we) will have to work out over time. It should remind us of all the work that remains to be done and how little we should take for granted when it comes to educating young people about the reality of LGBTQ lives, especially the lives of young queers of color.

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CATHY J. COHEN is an American political scientist, author, feminist, and social activist, whose work has focused on the African-American experience in politics from a perspective which is underlined by intersectionality. She is currently the David and Mary Winton Green Professor in Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago, and is the former Director of the Center for the Study of Race.

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          25 Celeb-Inspired Hues If You're Looking to Switch Up Your Hair Color This Summer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Now that we're deep in the season of sand and sun, there's no better time to switch up your beauty routine and have a little fun. Bold eyeshadow, colorful highlighters, and funky nail art are all trending, but if you're looking for a way to really make a statement, why not try out a new hair color? Whether it's for work or pleasure, celebrities always seem to be changing their hairstyles, so we're taking their cue when it comes to the hottest hair colors of the season. From Hailey Baldwin's Millennial pink 'do to Julianne Hough's cool copper tone, keep reading for 25 fresh hair colors to sport this Summer.


          7/11/2018: FRONT PAGE: 70%      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

of millennial men say they have been “ghosted” (never contacted again) by job recruiters even though they thought their interviews went well.
          Florida Collegiate Millennials' Perceptions of Locally Produced Beef      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Online Addiction Treatment      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Online Addiction Treatment

I was recently introduced to a new and innovative way to combat addiction and that's with telehealth technology. What's so special and innovative about this? Well, there are many reasons, but here are five.

First, some people may not feel they are in need of or fully ready for residential treatment. They may need it, but not be willing and online treatment provides a foot in the door so that such people can begin the process of healing. Online addiction treatment may just give them a glimpse into all the work they need to do and how much professionals can help them. When this is realized, they could step up to a high level of care. 

Second, many people who graduate from a residential facility need additional help. Online addiction treatment can carry on long after residential or IOP treatments. Brighton Recovery Center's online addiction treatment program even provides different levels of treatment withing itself. This means that a recovering addict can determine how much or how little online treatment they need. Of course, this should be planned out with the advice of their therapist. 

Third, convenience. It can be difficult to find quality help in rural areas. Sometimes, even getting to a good meeting could mean an hours drive there and back. And what if you don't have a car or license? With online addiction treatment, you can participate in meetings, groups, and individual therapy without leaving your home. This adds a level of convenience that people need. It also means that you have no excuse for not showing up!

Fourth, doing things online can be more familiar and comfortable to Millennials than having to go to an office and meet in person. Because of this, anxieties that rise from meeting in person are also reduced. 

Fifth, online addiction treatment reduces stigma. Imagine telling your boss that you'll need an hour every Thursday to see a therapist. What will your boss think or assume? Of course, that's just one scenario out of many that could cause feelings of judgment. Online addiction treatment often occurs after hours and offers more flexibility than a physical location can. 

I think we will see a rise in online addiction counseling services and it will be interesting to see what comes of it. 


          Raising children no longer pushes new parents to get a mortgage      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennials waited longer than previous generations to enter the home-buying market, a phenomenon many experts blamed on low housing inventory, higher student loan debt and the younger generation’s decision to delay having a family. But now, a new study shows that even having children may not be as strong of a motivator to buy a home as it once was.
          First American economist: Millennial mortgage market is "far from dead"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Although more Millennials are delaying family expansion, First American anticipates they will eventually mirror the idyllic lifestyle of Baby Boomers, therefore increasing homeownership rates overall — driving them to loan officers for a mortgage.
          Comment on Marketing and Selling Adventure Travel to Millennials by Shivam Bhardwaj      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Thanks for sharing this tips for marketing to Millenials. regards inditrip
          “It’s Real Money”: BuzzFeed Makes a Play for the Charlie Rose Void      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The millennial brand is increasing its TV footprint with a Sunday night interview show. Is it the latest example of a new-media company rushing into an old format, or *Larry King* for millennials?
          A look at 2018 U.S. economy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Will the U.S. economy keep the expansion streak going?

The year 2018 is flying by! As the summer solstice has passed and the calendar has turned towards the second half of the year, now is a good time to examine the state of the U.S. economy.

While many in agriculture and the rural sector are moving into the sixth year of the economic reset, the general economy, specifically the urban, suburban, and coastal areas, appear to be red-hot. What do some of the latest economic indicators foretell for later in this year and possibly into next year?

The Leading Economic Index (LEI) provides insight on the direction of the economy into the future. This index has been very positive. The LEI diffusion index measures the percentage of the ten individual components of the LEI that are trending positively. The diffusion index has been strong at 70 to 80 percent.

Another factor that denotes a strong economy is the Purchasing Manager Index (PMI). This, along with the LEI, has been used for years as a guide on the direction of the macro-economy. Any number over 50 is a sign of a growing economy, and this number has registered above 50 for the past 27 months. The index over the last three months has been in the high 50s, which is another factor for a bullish economy.

Housing starts have been solid, but not stellar. This component has been stabilizing near 1.3 million units, just below the ideal range of 1.5 million units. Rising interest rates, millennials being squeezed by over $1.48 trillion of university debt, and banking regulations have hindered growth in this area. The housing market is very important to the economy because it is directly or indirectly related to one in seven jobs in America.

One only has to travel to know that consumer spending habits are in a confident range. The University of Michigan publishes a monthly report measuring the Index of Consumer Sentiment. This metric has been above 90 for more than two years. A number above 90 means consumers are very confident. This is an important factor to consider because consumer spending drives 70 percent of the U.S. economy.

Globally, when one examines Chinese data, weakness is beginning to show. China is the second largest economy in the world and a major U.S. trading partner. Will this weakness spread to the U.S.?

In summary, the general economy is quite bullish. The duration of U.S. economic expansion is 107 consecutive months and is approaching the record of 120 months. To exceed this record, the U.S. will need over a year of continued expansion without slipping into a recession. Will trade and tariff issues, along with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) discussions, derail this record breaker? Only time will tell.


          American Migration: Exploring Where People Move Across America      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Just a few years ago, experts indicated Americans (especially young Americans) were more interested in a different lifestyle than previous generations. Instead of owning a house in the suburbs, the new American dream consisted of renting an apartment in the city.

Recently, though, Americans of all ages have begun to leave major metropolitan areas like New York City and Los Angeles. Over the last five years, population growth in big cities has shrunk, and people are packing up and moving again.

But where are they going now? We analyzed census data from the last five years to explore the counties and states where the most people are putting down roots. Let's take a look.




































Living just a train ride away from Manhattan or a few hours from the Santa Monica Pier or Golden Gate Bridge might sound like the life—and for some people, it is—but people may now be looking elsewhere to settle down.

This graphic helps illustrate which U.S. states have seen the highest net migration, both in and out, between 2011 and 2016. As you can see, states in the Northeast saw a larger negative net migration, while Southern states had a strong influx of newcomers.

Additionally, states with some of the most popular metropolitan areas, including New York, California, and Illinois, had substantial negative net migration as well.




































"There's no place like home" is meant to convey that even when you live somewhere else, you'll always have a certain fondness for your home. That is unless you can find someplace better.

From the data, we learned there was actually quite a lot of back and forth between state borders. While a majority of people moving to the West Coast (including Utah, Washington, and Oregon) came from California, people from these states typically relocated to California as well. Similarly, people living in states like New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana generally moved from Texas, but people from these same states were also more likely to relocate to Texas.

It's no wonder, though, states like Texas and California continue to be popular destinations considering their successful employment rates. Of course, some states also come with a fairly hefty price tag. California and New York may have great job markets, but they also have the highest costs of living in the U.S. Looking to buy a home in California? The median home price is over $537,000—compared to roughly $213,000 across the country.




































So if some states are losing residents in droves, where are they going?

For New Yorkers looking to leave behind the cold winters, high costs of living, and stagnant wages, there's only one place to go: Florida. With its world-famous beaches and low personal income tax rate, Florida was the most popular destination state for people leaving states like New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Even Californians are leaving the West Coast for Southern hospitality. In the past five years, an average of over 25,000 people left California for Texas. The tech industry has been relatively successful in certain parts of Texas, but unlike California, you won't have to give up the majority of your salary to afford rent.

Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon were other popular destinations for people looking to relocate from California. While Florida certainly sees its fair share of new residents, more than 9,400 people have left Florida to call Texas home since 2011.




































The sunshine and celebrity sightings might be nice, but it costs a lot of money to live in Los Angeles. Where the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is over $2,000, buying a home can set you back an average of $740,000, and even frugal spenders should expect to spend $500 or more a month on groceries. The cost of living might also help to explain why nearly 6,900 people have left Los Angeles for Clark County, Nevada.

Every year, thousands of people give up their daily commutes on the 405 for the dry heat of Nevada, home to the University of Nevada, Mesquite, Boulder City, and Las Vegas. In Clark County, the median home price is less than $203,000, and a positive job growth means there's plenty of opportunity for those looking to escape the big city life.

In Cook County, Illinois (the second most populated county in the U.S. after Los Angeles and home to Chicago), almost 5,600 people have left for Lake County, Indiana.

Thousands of people have also decided to leave Washington, D.C. Whether it's the congested roadways, cost of living, or job opportunities, many have made their way to Prince George's or Montgomery counties in Maryland from D.C.




































In some cases, people have left areas like California, New York, and Washington, D.C., almost as fast as they've moved into them. Only a few states have seen a much faster exodus than growth.

Between 2011 and 2016, nearly 11 percent of Alaskan residents moved out of state, although there was less than 6 percent growth to replace their presence. This marks the first time in decades that Alaska's population has shrunk, further compounding the state's economic strife. Since 2012, over 29,000 more people have moved from than moved to Alaska, and nearby states like Washington and California have become much more attractive to residents.

However, many states are seeing the opposite effect. Despite the expense, more people moved to than from California between 2011 and 2016, New York saw hardly any change in its population, and a higher percentage of people moved to than from Washington, D.C., over the same period.




































Millennials are shaking things up. Whether it's the way they shop, eat, or approach money, young Americans aren't following in the footsteps of generations past—and that even includes their jobs.

Studies have shown millennials aren't afraid to do two things uncommon for older generations: jump from job to job and move from place to place. Considering relocating appeals to young employees, it's no wonder the highest percentages of people crossing state borders were millennials.

Seven percent of people aged 18 to 19 moved between states from 2011 to 2016. The next largest moving age groups were between 20 and 24 and 25 to 29. But where did they go? States like California and Florida were more likely to be the new homes of Americans aged 70 to 74, while young movers were more inclined to move to states like Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, and Illinois.

Coming or going?

When it comes to deciding where you want to live, there are many factors to consider aside from the location. As we found, the cost of living, job market, and industry trends likely play an important role in whether Americans pick up and move. Thousands of people do it every year though, including New Yorkers leaving the Northeast for Florida and Californians relocating to Nevada.

Whether you're coming or going, your house should feel like a home from the very beginning. At Porch, our goal is to help simplify the home improvement process from day one. Our free Porch Home Assistant is available 24/7 to connect you with professionals (or someone in our network) to manage everything from TV mounting to furniture assembly and lawn maintenance. Don't let your to-do list get out of hand. Visit us at Porch to find the right professional for your next home project.

Methodology

Using the U.S. Census Bureau County-to-County Migration Flows data, we analyzed where people moved to and from across the United States. We utilized the 2011-2015 Migration Flows data, which are the most up to date at the time of this writing. We looked at net migration unless otherwise stated, which shows the net gain or loss for a location-to-location flow. This is not indicative of the number of people who left the location, though. Since Census data relies solely on estimates, the figures presented above may not be inclusive of all migration.

This piece originally appeared on Porch.com.

Photo by yesid ferney patiño … [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


          "Family Guy Destroys Political Correctness & Millennial Internet Culture"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Dave Cullen Show, "Family Guy Destroys 
Political Correctness & Millennial Internet Culture"
Hat tip to IWB:
And so, this abomination...
And idiots like this little clown...

"Start a revolution"?! LOL, LOL, LOL
Oh, excuse me, was laughing contemptuously like that too insensitive? Good...lol
And this, my friends, is why, in the words of the "Mogambo Guru",
"We're so freakin' doomed!"

Any questions?

          Millennial Money: Beating the treat yo-self mentality      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
OPINION: I'm experiencing severe buyer's remorse. After spending an unnecessary amount on an ill-conceived purchase all with the well-intentioned attempt to treat myself, I regret all of it.
          In The Pink With Rose Gold      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Just as rosé wine is becoming a popular alternative to traditional reds and whites, so, too, is rose gold making rapid inroads into the jewelry market. An increasing number of brides – primarily “millennials” – are opting for something different in their engagement rings and choosing rose gold over conventional white or yellow gold. But […]
          Google named most exciting US company for employees: survey" ["Microsoft ranked just behind Google as the second most exciting place to work in the U.S. Like Alphabet, Microsoft scored highly among millennials and employees valuing stability. Rounding out the top five was Boeing, which ranked third; Apple, which ranked fourth; and Disney, which ranked fifth."]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          The Nudge is a planner app packaged as an SMS subscription service      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
How do you fix digital information overload and the resulting life-attention deficit that’s apparently afflicting smartphone owners everywhere — and even leading some very large tech giants to unbox “digital wellness” tools lately? San Francisco-based startup The Nudge reckons the answer to getting millennials to spend less time sucked into screens, and more time out and about actually […]
          Unlike Most Millennials, Norway's Are Rich      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Young Norwegians have enjoyed a 13% rise in disposable household income, bucking a downward trend in other strong economies. Will this golden age last?
          The Future is Conservative      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Congressional election victory last month, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said in a radio interview last week that the 28-year-old rising star from the Democratic Socialists of America represents "the future of our party." There is no other way to interpret this except as a direct admission that Democrats see socialism itself as the future of America, which will come as no surprise to anyone on the right.

Democrats love to dream about the future. The past is a tragic span of class oppression and the present is the workers’ revolution in progress, but the future is where it’s at. Like the proletariat heroes on Communist propaganda posters, leftists are fond of gazing off into the distance at a glorious Shangri-La on the horizon. What they tend to downplay is the genocidal totalitarianism necessary to pave the way for that new dawn – but hey, you can’t make the ideal omelet without breaking a few million eggs.

The future as conceived by the left is always a utopian vision in which inconvenient human nature has been hammered (and sickled) into compliance and in which equality of outcome – except for the political elites at the top – is brutally enforced. It’s worth reminding ourselves here that the word “utopia,” coined in the 16th century by Sir Thomas More for his political satire of the same name, was a play on Greek words meaning “no place” – for that is where utopia is to be found. That is why the left insists on ruthlessly engineering reality and human nature in order to mold them to fit the dream – or else. And that is why the left always begins by declaring “We’re on the right side of history” and ends by blithely proclaiming, “We’ll get it right next time.” In between, the utopians leave behind a wasteland, an archipelago of gulags, and untold numbers of murdered victims and crushed spirits.

Let’s look at a few ways in which the left envisions America’s future. Consider, for example, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s slogan that “the future is female.” Writing off half the population as irrelevant seems like an odd way to win voters, and most women in America reject the label “feminist” as well, but there is a certain pussy hat-wearing element among the left which fantasizes that if women ran the world, there would be peace on earth and good will toward men overnight. As Donald Trump bluntly told Hillary in a presidential debate: “Wrong.” The future will never be just female because it can never be just female. Sorry Hillary, but men aren’t going away nor moving to the back of the bus. We’re all in this together.

And yet some on the left consider even Hillary’s vision of the future to be not radical and illogical enough. The so-called “intersectional” feminists declare, as one headline put it, that “The Future is Not Female - It is Two-Spirit, Trans and Non-Binary.” I hate to be the bearer of bad news to them, but the narcissistic, gender-blending fantasies of naïve millennials have no future at all beyond the safe spaces of academe. They will quickly learn that the real world has no patience for preferred-pronoun petulance.

Another example. The leftist site HuffPost tweeted recently about Desmond is Amazing, a 10-year-old drag queen (yes, you read that right) who calls himself an LGBT advocate. “As Pride month comes to a close, Desmond Is Amazing, the ten-year-old drag kid from New York, is proof that the future is queer,” crowed HuffPost. Sorry, but a single manipulated child is hardly evidence that the future is queer, whatever that even means. It should be clear to anyone upon a moment’s reflection that if the future is queer, then the future is a dead end in a single generation.

In response to this, clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, author of the bestselling 12 Rules for Life and certainly the most popular public intellectual since Joseph “Follow your bliss” Campbell in the 1980s, tweeted, “In what moral universe is it acceptable to encourage a 10 yr old boy to dress like an adult male mimicking a sexualized adult female, use that as a ticket to fame and then claim it as virtue?”

The leftist moral universe, that’s which one. It is the topsy-turvy (im)moral realm in which everything perverse and criminal is celebrated, while normal (yes, normal) traditional values are deemed evil and oppressive. Jordan Peterson is not even a conservative, or so he claims, and yet he clearly recognizes that the left’s vampiric embrace of this child is not celebration but exploitation. Sorry, HuffPost virtue-signalers, but the future is not going to be queer.

As always, the leftists are wrong: the future will belong to neither socialists, nor just females, nor any identity-politics splinter group, because that future spells division and decay and doom. Of course, the left will keep trying, keep failing, and ultimately the future will be conservative.

Why is conservatism the future? The answer is simple: conservatism works. It offers not a utopian promise but a future grounded in reality and built upon the best that humanity has expressed and achieved. It is a future that protects the independence and freedom of all equally, not one which enforces equality of outcome and keeps everyone in thrall to mediocrity and to spiritual, as well as economic, impoverishment. Conservatism as a political, economic, and social worldview works because freedom works.

As Donald Trump’s provocative presidency continues to expose the hateful radicalism at the heart of the Democrat party, it becomes undeniable what the Marxists want: the tearing down of everything. They want the abolishment of ICE and borders, of law and order, of private property, of free speech, of the Constitution, of the family unit, of traditional values, of Western civilization itself. The future they envision demands the eradication of it all. As evidenced by the #WalkAway trend on social media, more and more Democrats and Independents are being driven toward the common sense of conservatism by this lunacy.

To many, the perfect future the left promises is a lie as seductive as Satan himself. But peel away the promises and what the left really offers is hate and annihilation, without a real-world plan for building anything upon the ruins. Conservatism offers a workable future for you, every one of us individually, not the same colorless dead end for everyone in the collective. And that is why conservatism is the future, and progressivism has none.

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          Mass Exodus From the Church: Percentage of Young Adults With No Religious Affiliation Has Nearly Quadrupled Since 1986      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We are witnessing a religious shift that is unprecedented in size and scope in American history. With each passing year, the percentage of Americans who claim no religious affiliation is growing, and this trend is especially pronounced among our young people. If things continue to steadily move in this direction, that will have enormous implications for the future of our society.

The United States was founded by people who were extremely committed to their faith, and now we are rapidly becoming a nation where people are choosing no religion at all. We live at a time when there is a mass exodus from Christian churches, and while it is true that some smaller faiths are growing, the reality of the matter is that most of the people that are leaving are remaining unaffiliated. According to PRRI, if you go back to 1991, only 6 percent of all Americans were "unaffiliated", but today that number has shot up to 25 percent:

In 1991, only six percent of Americans identified their religious affiliation as "none," and that number had not moved much since the early 1970s. By the end of the 1990s, 14 percent of the public claimed no religious affiliation. The rate of religious change accelerated further during the late 2000s and early 2010s, reaching 20 percent by 2012. Today, one-quarter (25 percent) of Americans claim no formal religious identity, making this group the single largest "religious group" in the U.S.

The most dramatic change during this time period has been among our young people.

If you go all the way back to 1986, just 10 percent of Americans in the 18 to 29-year-old age group were "unaffiliated". Today, that number has skyrocketed to 39 percent. Here is more from PRRI:

Today, nearly four in ten (39 percent) young adults (ages 18-29) are religiously unaffiliated—three times the unaffiliated rate (13 percent) among seniors (ages 65 and older). While previous generations were also more likely to be religiously unaffiliated in their twenties, young adults today are nearly four times as likely as young adults a generation ago to identify as religiously unaffiliated. In 1986, for example, only 10 percent of young adults claimed no religious affiliation.

And just because Millennials claim a religious affiliation of some sort does not mean that they actually go to church.

In fact, a study from the Pew Research Center discovered that only 27 percent of Millennials say that they "attend religious services on a weekly basis"...

Millennials—especially the youngest Millennials, who have entered adulthood since the first Landscape Study was conducted—are far less religious than their elders. For example, only 27 percent of Millennials say they attend religious services on a weekly basis, compared with 51 percent of adults in the Silent generation. Four in 10 of the youngest Millennials say they pray every day, compared with 6 in 10 Baby Boomers and two-thirds of members of the Silent generation. Only about half of Millennials say they believe in God with absolute certainty, compared with 7 in 10 Americans in the Silent and Baby Boom cohorts. And only about 4 in 10 Millennials say religion is very important in their lives, compared with more than half in the older generational cohorts.

Of course, not all of those who are "attending religious services" are going to Christian churches. Some are going to mosques, others are attending synagogue and still others are involved in other faiths.

At one time you could count on fast-growing groups such as the Southern Baptists to produce positive growth numbers, but those days are long gone:

The Southern Baptists have lost more than a million members over the last decade, according to LifeWay. Giving and attendance are down, and Baptists are seeing more gray and silver heads in the pews.

Europe has been described as a "post-Christian society", and we are well on our way to joining them.

So what is causing this to happen?

Well, there is certainly a lot of debate about this within Christian circles. From the outside, many experts are pointing to demographic changes. The following comes from a recent article by Jana Riess:

One of the biggest demographic trends of our time is that Millennials are delaying marriage or not getting married at all. And since there's a strong correlation between being married and being involved in religion, the fact that fewer Americans are getting married is worrisome news to clergy.

In addition to a decline in marriage numbers, experts also point to the fact that Americans are having fewer children these days:

The number of children a family has is related to the couple's religious involvement—couples without kids are a bit less likely to be religious. So the fact that fertility is on the decline is, again, worrisome news for organized religion.

But are those factors a cause of the decline of religious faith in America, or are they the result of it?

It could be argued that churches have always heavily promoted marriage and family, and if young Americans are no longer as engaged in church it would make sense that they put less of a priority on those things now.

The good news for churches is that even though atheism is rapidly growing, most Americans (even the unaffiliated ones) still believe in God:

Despite their lack of connection to formal religious institutions, most unaffiliated Americans retain a belief in God or a higher power. A majority of unaffiliated Americans say God is either a person with whom people can have a relationship (22 percent) or an impersonal force (37 percent). Only one-third (33 percent) of religiously unaffiliated Americans say they do not believe in God. Strong majorities of Americans who belong to the major Christian religious traditions hold a personal conception of God. Compared to Christians, Americans who identify with a non-Christian tradition are significantly less likely to hold a personal conception of God (33 percent) and are more likely to say God is an impersonal force in the universe (49 percent).

Americans still have a keen interest in spiritual things, but many of them are now attempting to fill that void in alternative ways. For example, it has been claimed that Wicca (a very popular form of witchcraft) is now the fastest-growing faith in America.

Many like to focus on the political changes that are happening in this country, but the truth is that these cataclysmic shifts in our faith numbers are going to have far more to do with determining the future course of this nation.

If we ever hope to restore the Constitutional Republic that our founders once established, we must return to the Christian values and principles that this nation was originally founded upon.

Any other approach is simply not going to work, and time is running out. {eoa}

Michael Snyder is a nationally syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books, including The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.


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How do you fix digital information overload and the resulting life-attention deficit that’s apparently afflicting smartphone owners everywhere — and even leading some very large tech giants to unbox “digital wellness” tools lately? San Francisco-based startup The Nudge reckons the answer to getting millennials to spend less time sucked into screens, and more time out and about actually […]
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As marketers look at the American population, there are four living generations for them to address. This four-infographic series is designed to give a quick glimpse into what makes each of these generations tick. Traditionalists are the parents of Baby Boomers, grandparents of Generation X, and the great grandparents of Millennials. Here’s what marketers need to know about them: Traditionalists have lived through many defining moments in American history. They have persevered through at least one World War and the Great Depression, and they kept their nose to the grindstone to build America into a superpower. They are loyal, dependable, and thorough. This generation responds better to more traditional marketing strategies and face-to-face meetings. They believe that authority is based on seniority and tenure, and want to be respected for their age and experience. They place value on traditions and history. Traditionalists appreciate clearly defined rules and policies. Quite often,... keep reading

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          The woman who started the #PlaneBae saga apologizes for the ‘potential exploitative nature of the outcome and my actions’ and deletes her viral Twitter posts (TWTR, FB)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Last week, the #PlaneBae saga went viral on social media, as one Rosey Blair documented on social media what seemed to be a love connection between two strangers sitting in front of her on an airplane.
  • Blair has apologized to the strangers for violating their privacy. She also deleted the original #PlaneBae Twitter thread, including all the photos of them she took. 
  • Blair has come under intense criticism for the #PlaneBae posts from pundits and a wave of people on social media. 
  • While #PlaneBae himself, former pro soccer player Euan Holden, has embraced his newfound celebrity, the woman involved deleted all of her social media accounts after it went viral in a bid for anonymity.

Rosey Blair, The woman behind the #PlaneBae social media phenomenon has apologized for "taking what should have been a small mundane moment of cheeriness and turning it into something foul and over-amplified," and deleted the viral Twitter thread that propelled her to internet fame last week.  

"When I made this and shared it, I was happy, joyful and overcome with authentic and sincere excitement. So much so that I could not see the potential exploitative nature of the outcome and my actions," she wrote.

Blair is referring to a series of now-deleted social media posts, tagged with #PlaneBae, in which she documented what she presented as a love connection between two strangers sitting in front of her on an airplane — complete with photos, videos and descriptions of the couple's every move.

Within 48 hours, Blair's story and the #PlaneBae hashtag was being covered on cable news all over the country. The #PlaneBae himself, former pro soccer player Euan Holden, even went on the Today Show to talk about it.

However, the young woman in the thread has so far avoided the public eye, and deleted all of her social media accounts. At the same time, Blair faced a rush of criticism from pundits and social media users who said that the whole #PlaneBae saga was an undue violation of the people's privacy. 

Blair addressed this in her apology, expressing regret for her actions. 

"The last thing I want to do is remove agency and autonomy from another woman. I wish I could communicate the shame I feel in having done this, but I truly feel that at this point my feelings are irrelevent."

The apology comes days after Blair posted a now-deleted video, acknowledging that the woman in the photos did not wish to be identified, but encouraging "sneaky" Twitter users to find her social accounts and publicly identify her anyway. Business Insider viewed the video before its deletion. 

Blair declined to comment beyond her public apology.

You can read her full apology here:

 

SEE ALSO: The viral #PlaneBae story is raising some serious questions about how creepy social media can be

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Regardless of all the benefits capitalism has afforded us, the socialists will remain vehement that their sh*t of an ideology smells good and everyone else should have a whiff.
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Millennials find it hard to trust companies, according to several recent studies. One of the most recent reports about this age group, published by global consultancy firm Deloitte, revealed that a staggering 67 percent of Millennials believe most companies have no ambitions beyond wanting to make money. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be loyal to a brand. According to a study with 27,000 US consumers aged 13-36, published earlier this month by YPulse, eight in ten respondents consider themselves loyal to one or more brands. Brands looking to be seen as trustworthy by this group should look no further than Nike. The American sportswear giant came first on YPulse’s list of most trusted brands by Millennials, and second on the list of most trusted brands by Generation Z consumers.

Nike, Amazon, Levi’s, The North Face and Under Armour trusted by the young

A total of 65.2 percent of Millennial respondents have mentioned Nike as a trustworthy brand. Amazon is the next brand directly or indirectly related to apparel to appear on the list. It came third, having been mentioned by 62.6 percent of Millennials. Target came fifth, with 60 percent, while The North Face shares the 9th place with Paypal. The outdoor label is perceived as a brand to be trusted by 55.6 percent of Millennial surveyors.

Nike was considered to be trustworthy by 69.3 of Generation Z surveyors. However, the sportswear brand didn’t manage to beat Oreo, which came first on the list, having been mentioned as a reliable brand by 75 percent of the youngest participants. Amazon comes seventh among Generation Z respondents (59.3 percent), followed by Under Armour (57 percent) and Levi’s (56 percent).

While younger consumers are believed to value novelty, YPulse’s research reveals they tend to trust brands they have been interacting with throughout their childhood.

Top 10 most trusted brands among US Millennials

  • 1. Nike (65.2 percent)
  • 2. Hershey’s (63.5 percent)
  • 3. Amazon (62.6 percent)
  • 4. Oreo (60.3 percent)
  • 5. Target (60 percent)
  • 6. M&M’s (59.1 percent)
  • 7. Google (56.3 percent)
  • 8. Heinz Ketchup (56.2 percent)
  • 9. Paypal (55.6 percent)
  • 10. The North Face (55.6 percent)

Top 10 most trusted brands among the Generation Z in the US:

  • 1. Oreo (75 percent)
  • 2. Nike (69.3 percent)
  • 3. Hershey’s (67.1 percent)
  • 4. Kraft Mac & Cheese (63. 8 percent)
  • 5. Little Debbie (62.5 percent)
  • 6. M&M’s (61.3 percent)
  • 7. Amazon (59.3 percent)
  • 8. Under Armour (57 percent)
  • 9. Levi’s (56 percent)
  • 10. Apple (55.2 percent)

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          Estas son las nuevas compañeras de tribuna de Georgina Rodríguez en la Juventus de Turín      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
El fichaje de alguien como Cristiano Ronaldo por parte de la Juventus de Turín ha supuesto un terremoto emocional para la afición del Real Madrid y otro económico para los inversores de su nuevo club. Un movimiento en los vestuarios que supone, invariablemente, un movimiento en la tribuna. Cristiano se va del Real Madrid y con él, Georgina Rodríguez abandona su palco en el Santiago Bernabéu para aterrizar en el Allianz Stadium, campo de la Juve. Y allí, en los mejores asientos, la esperan las WAG's del conjunto italiano. No parece que la modelo vaya a echar mucho de menos a sus compañeras merengues. De hecho, en varias ocasiones se publicó la mala relación de Georgina con el resto de la plantilla WAG madridista, ese 'once' paralelo conformado por novias, esposas y demás modalidades de pareja de los futbolistas. INSTAGRAM Ni siquiera posó en la fotografía que se hicieron todas tras ganar la Champions League por decimotercera vez. Es más, la única pareja de un futbolista con la que Georgina parece llevarse bien es Erika Choperena, esposa de Antoine Griezmann, con quien ha intercambiado varios comentarios en Instagram durante el Mundial de Rusia. Pese a todo, la llegada de Georgina a Turín ha sido sin duda aplaudida por la prensa italiana, ya que la presencia de la joven tapa, sin lugar a dudas, el roto dejado por la salida de Ilaria D'Amico, pareja de Gianluigi Buffon o Michaela Persico, pareja de Daniele Rugani, quien podría fichar por el Chelsea en los próximos días. Las dos presentadoras italianas no podrán dar la bienvenida a la modelo, pero dejan ese honor en otras WAG bianconeri. Melissa Botero (Juan Cuadrado) La pareja del colombiano Juan Guillermo Cuadrado y madre de su hija, la pequeña Lucía, sabe lo que es enfrentarse a los titulares, y no precisamente por su trabajo, sino por los deslices de su marido. Una publicación compartida de Juan Cuadrado (@cuadrado) el 8 Mar, 2018 a las 2:58 PST Entre los capítulos más difíciles para el matrimonio está cuando una actriz porno se hizo pasar por profesora particular de inglés y le ofreció varias clases privadas al jugador, para luego airear cómo es Cuadrado en las distancias cortas. Eso sin hablar de Marian Farjat, una concursante de la versión argentina de «Gran Hermano» que, durante su estancia en la casa, aseguró tener varios vídeos del jugador subidos de tono tras mantener un «romance virtual». Federica Pignotti (Stefano Sturaro) Con Federica, Georgina tiene en común su pasión por la moda. Esta italiana también es modelo y ha posado para diversas revistas luciendo los diseños más espectaculares. Federica Pignotti y Stefano Sturaro - INSTAGRAM A Stefano Sturaro lo conoció en Sanremo y con él se mudó a Turín, dejando atrás uno de sus momentos más difíciles: en el año 2012, el diario «La Stampa» publicaba que Pignotti había sido condenada a arresto domiciliario tras ser detenida con 25 gramos de cocaína y tres de marihuana. La Fiscalía pedía cárcel para la joven por tráfico de drogas, ya que el material incautado estaba divido en dosis destinadas supuestamente a la venta. Roberta Sinopoli (Claudio Marchisio) Casi una década de amor avala la relación de Roberta Sinopoli y Claudio Marchisio. De nuevo, el tándem modelo-futbolista demuestra funcionar, y muy bien, en la Juventus de Turín. La pareja tiene dos hijos, Davide y Leonardo, con quien Sinopoli acude con frecuencia al campo para ver jugar a su marido quien, por cierto, ha reconocido en varias ocasiones que ambos son «muy celosos», lo que les lleva a discutir «con demasiada frecuencia y pasión». Il papà migliore del mondo!! #augurianchealmiosuperpapa❤️❤️❤️❤️ Una publicación compartida de Roberta Sinopoli (@robysinopoli) el 19 Mar, 2018 a las 2:35 PDT Maddalena Nullo (Andrea Barzagli) Otra modelo para otro futbolista. Maddalena Nullo y Andrea Barzagli sellaron su amor con una romántica boda en 2013 y son padres de dos hijos, Mattia y Camilla. #manchigià❤️ # @andreabarzagli15 Una publicación compartida de Maddalena Nullo (@maddalena_nullo) el 8 Jul, 2018 a las 6:46 PDT Lo suyo fue amor a primera vista. Nullo cerraba un desfile en Florencia cuando cruzó la mirada con Barzagli, sentado en el «front row». Se intercambiaron los teléfonos, se enamoraron, formaron una familia y la joven dejó las paserelas para dedicarse a ser madre, esposa y animadora de su marido las 24 horas del día. Oriana Sabatini (Paulo Dybala) En realidad, esta pareja es tan nueva que todavía no hay fotos de ellos juntos. Poco antes del Mundial de Rusia, se dejaron ver durante una cena romántica en Puerto Madero (Buenos Aires), y esta semana han repetido cita con un almuerzo. 🌓 Una publicación compartida de Oriana Sabatini (@orianasabatini) el 22 Nov, 2017 a las 4:08 PST La confirmación de que están juntos la han hecho ellos mismos de la forma más millennial posible: compartiendo a la vez en Instagram Stories una caricatura que, si se junta, muestra a una pareja besándose. Además, el jugador argentino se atreve cada vez más a hacer público su amor por la artista argentina, dejando en casi todas las imágenes de la joven el emoticono del corazón.
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Intercaste marriages and grooms who pay their way: welcome to the new India :
Hitesh Dhingra, co-founder of dating app TrulyMadly, believes there are two reasons for the enlightened views expressed in the survey. One is that young Indians, as users of the internet and social media, are exposed to new ideas that challenge traditional social mores.
The other is that, as more millennials choose their partners using dating apps and websites, they are more likely to focus on personality and compatibility than caste and religion.”

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Given how expensive it is to live here, why would anyone stay here if they were just marginally making it financially? Even if you have friends or family here -- a lot of our millennial kids have moved away because it's not affordable for entry level workers or young people. You move to where you can afford rent/utilities/food. All of those are super expensive here. Then, if you can improve your circumstances, you can think of moving back. Especially if you're on some form of government assistance (SSI or whatever), the $ will go a lot further elsewhere.


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This week on "A Way with Words": This week on "A Way with Words": Can language change bad behavior in crowded places? The Irish Railway system has launched ad campaign to encourage passengers to be more generous at boarding time. For example, have you ever rummaged through your belongings or pretended to have an intense phone conversation in order to keep someone from grabbing the seat next to you? Then you're busted -- there's a word for that! Also, one of America's top experts on garage sales is looking for the right term for that kind of bargain-hunting. Is it garage-sailing? Yard-selling? Or something else? Plus, a Godfather-themed word game you can't refuse. And conversational openers, see-saw vs. teeter-totter, ledged out, scartling, trade-last, and beat the band.

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If you're the type of person who wants so badly to sit alone on a train that you have strategies for deterring other passengers from taking the seat next to yours, the Irish train system is onto you. Irish Rail's #GiveUpYourSeat campaign has posters all over trains warning people about frummaging (pretending to rummage through your bag in the seat next to yours) and snoofing (spoof snoozing).

The guy who may be the nation's foremost garage sale expert called us from Crescent City, California, with a question that's vital for anyone writing or thinking about garage sales: Do the verbs garage-saling or yard-saling refer to the person holding the sale or the shopper visiting the sale?

Someone who looks like the wreck of Hesperus isn't exactly looking their best. The idiom comes from a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, inspired by an 1839 blizzard off the coast of Massachusetts that destroyed 20 ships.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski presented a word game we couldn't refuse based on the line in The Godfather, "I’m gonna make him an offer he can't refuse." Except in this game, he can't refuse is replaced with other words that rhyme.

There's no one correct way to pronounce buried, but depending on where you live, it might be common to hear it in a way that rhymes with hurried. As the spelling of the word changed from the original old English version, byrgan, no single standard pronunciation was settled on.

A mobile-phoney, as defined by the Irish rail system's new ad campaign, is someone on a train who pretends to be having a phone conversation in order to prevent fellow passengers from taking the seat next to them.

The exhortation in Shakespeare's Henry V, "Once more unto the breach, dear friends," is now a part of common speech. But not every fan of the Bard knows what a breach is. It's simply a gap—a space between two things.

Scartle is an old Scots word meaning to scrape together little bits of things, like picking the coins and crumbs out of a car seat.

Bill Cosby is perhaps the latest but certainly not the first celebrity whom the public has fallen out of love with over something terrible they did that went public. Is there a term for this kind of mass disenchantment with a celebrity?

Goggle-bluffing is the train passenger's trick of averting your line of eyesight so as to fool other passengers into not taking the seat next to you.

The first occasion when a new mother sees company after having a baby is called the upsitting. But upsitting in certain cultures is also used to describe a courtship ritual where two people on either sides of a thin partition get to flirt with each other. William Charles Baldwin talks about it in his book, African Hunting, From Natal to Zambesi.

What do you call the piece of playground equipment with a long board and spots for a kid to sit on either end and make it go up and down? A see-saw? A teeter-totter? A flying jenny, or a joggling board? The term you're most familiar with likely has to do with where you grew up.

When hiking off-trail, it's important to keep an eye on where you've been as well as where you're going. Otherwise, you run the risk of what experienced hikers call being ledged out, which means you've descended to a point where you can't go any farther, but you've slid down so far that you can't go back up and try a different route. It's a good metaphor for life as well.

A trade-last, also known as a told-last, is a compliment that's relayed to the intended recipient by someone else.

We've spoken on the show before about conversation openers that differ from the often dreaded "What do you do?" and we heard from one listener who prefers "What keeps you busy?"

Beat the band, as in, it's snowing to beat the band, or he's dressed to beat the band, is an idiom that's mainly used as a positive intensifier. It evolved from shouting to beat the band, meaning someone is talking so loudly they can be heard over the music.

Billennials, or bilingual millennials, is a new term being bandied about by marketers and television programmers who've realized that young Americans who grew up in Spanish-speaking homes don't necessarily care for the traditional telenovela style shows on Spanish language networks.

This episode is hosted by Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette.

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          This New Game Show Is Trying to End the Student Debt Crisis      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Forget winning a free car or spinning a wheel of prizes. A new game show called Paid Off is targeting millennials the best way it knows how — by promising to pay off contestants' student loans. Each episode of Paid Off will give three college graduates the chance to say goodbye forever to Sallie Mae by showing just how much they learned from their time on campus. The game show will put debt-saddled grads through the ringer with out-of-the-box trivia challenges such as guessing which characters are from the movie Goodfellas or Thomas & Friends — sorry Jay, Copa Captain is not an animated tank engine's friend — or correctly identifying classic works of art that have been reimagined by five year olds. 

"My show is the only game show working to end the student debt crisis," host and creator Michael Torpey said in a trailer for the truTV show. "The more you know, the less you owe." Where do we sign up? 

Keep scrolling below for everything you need to know about Paid Off  before it premieres tonight, July 10, at 10 p.m. on truTV!




How to get on Paid Off: 

Even before the first episode of the game show aired, people were desperate to send in an application —  which isn't too surprising seeing how there is currently $1.48 trillion in U.S. student loan debt.  "I've been working for 10 years post undergrad and still have a crippling amount of student loan debt. This would be a dream come 'tru' to participate and hopefully win," one pun-loving follower wrote on Facebook before another added, "$120,000 in debt PLEASE HOW DO I GET ON THIS SHOW!!!!!!!" A third chimed in on Instagram, "How do I get on this show... I have a twin sister going to the same expensive private university and we are in need of assistance." 

Unfortunately, aspiring contestants will have to wait before signing up. The show is currently not in production since all 16 episodes of the first season have been filmed. However, if the show is renewed, the casting process will be opened up again, a rep for the network revealed exclusively to Distractify. In the meantime, make sure you are watching the show and taking notes, you know, like a good college student. 

Who is Michael Torpey?

If the host of Paid Off looks familiar, you are probably a fan of the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Michael is better known as Thomas Humphrey — the corrections officer Daya shoots in the leg at the beginning of Season 5. Luckily for viewers, they will see a new side of the actor, who actually created the game show after struggling with student debt of his own. 

"My wife and I struggled with student debt and could only pay it off because, true story, I booked an underpants commercial," he explained. "But what about the other 45 million Americans with student loans? Sadly, there just aren't that many underpants commercials. That is why I made this game show." We never thought we'd say this, but thank you CO Humphrey. 

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The national poll reveals that 18 to 24-year-olds are the largest group in the country who refuse to accept the scientific facts of the world's shape.
          Comment on Forced Responses: Jul 2018 by alan2102      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
30 Carrie: "You cannot greenify the supply side, while doing nothing on the demand side, in other words, without making systemic changes to the way western society is set up." I think what you mean is that you ought not greenify the supply side while not undertaking a bunch of other changes (conservation, stopping the insane waste, etc.). Ought not. And I agree. But what is actually happening is that the supply side is being greenified, slowly, without those other changes. Enough to avert catastrophe? Who knows? Probably not, if catastrophe were the baked-in outcome otherwise. But what if it were not the baked-in outcome otherwise, but rather just a possibility, depending? There's too much that we don't know. As for a "cap on concentrated wealth in ever fewer hands", that means the socialistic reconstruction of society. Big subject. We (humanity) got started on that project in the 20th century, but it ran into problems. Terrific backlash. The biggest war machine the world had ever seen was hurled at it. It survived, but with ~25 million dead and stupendous other losses; it stagnated after that, and later became the subject of further vicious attacks from the West. Another branch of the project got started further East, and ran into resistance somewhat less overtly violent but equally determined. The eventual result was that "concentrated wealth in few hands" had to be tolerated (albeit within a strong socialistic structure) for a number of decades, in order to allow development. They've done well, all things considered: hundreds of millions lifted out of poverty, the creation from scratch of a middle class larger than the total population of the U.S., life expectancy more than doubled, etc., etc. Not bad. It is possible that this branch of the project will find its way back to a more-complete socialism, eventually evolving into communism, and it will be a wonderful thing if it does. The prospect in the U.S. for socialist reconstruction is poor, it seems. The nation has been steeped in organized and well-funded right-wing, anti-socialist and insane "libertarian" propaganda for generations (basically same stuff as the "1%/scumbag propaganda" that I referenced earlier); the result is stiff resistance to even tiny and decades-overdue social democratic reforms -- e.g. $15/hour minimum wage -- let alone caps on concentrated wealth! On the other hand, there are the millennials, who are much more open to socialism than previous generations, and who are under great pressure as unbridled capitalism makes life more and more intolerable. It is possible that an economic collapse could galvanize the millennials and others, and move things leftward, toward sanity. But given still-prevailing anti-socialist sentiment, it is equally possible that an economic collapse could foster further right-populist/fascist degeneration (like Trump, except much worse). You speak of "making systemic changes to the way western society is set up", but as the West declines toward collapse, (well underway and accelerating, with ETA of perhaps ~2040), this becomes less important. What is most important is the way Eastern society is set up. We in the West are the past, they are the future, and I for one look to them with hope and cautious optimism. If you listen carefully to Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party, I think you'll see what I mean. When they speak of climate change remediation, environmental restoration, and the building of "ecological civilization" (one of their favorite phrases), they are serious. And they are equally serious about lifting the boats of all across Eurasia and Africa -- an enormous ambition, and just as urgent as environmental remediation. Of course this is a long march, over decades and half-centuries; Rome wasn't built in a day, neither Beijing. But they have the leadership, the vision, the resources and the commitment. If the worst (catastrophic) climate scenarios don't play out, and if nuclear holocaust can be avoided, then they stand a fair chance of building a green and far-more-just new world, between now and end-century. (The reader will kindly note that I said "FAIR CHANCE": not a good chance, not a great chance, just a FAIR chance... and that only with big qualifications: IF the worst climate scenarios don't play out, and IF nuclear holocaust can be avoided. Very big IFs. Thank you for reading my words, understanding them, and not reading-in to them mindless Pollyanna-oid utopianism. -- alan2102)
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The ways people get things done are constantly changing, from finding the closest coffee shop to organizing family photos. Earlier this year, we explored how machine learning is being used to improve our consumer products and help people get stuff done.

In just one hour, we’ll share how we're helping marketers unlock more opportunities for their businesses with our largest deployment of machine learning in ads. We’ll explore how this technology works in our products and why it’s key to delivering the helpful and frictionless experiences consumers expect from brands.

Join us live today at 9am PT (12pm ET).

Deliver more relevance with responsive search ads

Consumers today are more curious, more demanding, and they expect to get things done faster because of mobile. As a result, they expect your ads to be helpful and personalized. Doing this isn’t easy, especially at scale. That’s why we’re introducing responsive search ads. Responsive search ads combine your creativity with the power of Google’s machine learning to help you deliver relevant, valuable ads.

Simply provide up to 15 headlines and 4 description lines, and Google will do the rest. By testing different combinations, Google learns which ad creative performs best for any search query. So people searching for the same thing might see different ads based on context.

We know this kind of optimization works: on average, advertisers who use Google’s machine learning to test multiple creative see up to 15 percent more clicks.1

Responsive search ads will start rolling out to advertisers over the next several months.

Maximize relevance and performance on YouTube

People watch over 1 billion hours of video on YouTube every day. And increasingly, they’re tuning in for inspiration and information on purchases large and small. For example, nearly 1 in 2 car buyers say they turn to YouTube for information before their purchase.2 And nearly 1 in 2 millennials go there for food preparation tips before deciding what ingredients to buy.3 That means it’s critical your video ads show at the right moment to the right audience.

Machine learning helps us turn that attention into results on YouTube. In the past, we’ve helped you optimize campaigns for views and impressions. Later this year, we’re rolling out Maximize lift to help you reach people who are most likely to consider your brand after seeing a video ad. This new Smart Bidding strategy is also powered by machine learning. It automatically adjusts bids at auction time to maximize the impact your video ads have on brand perception throughout the consumer journey.

Maximize lift is available now as a beta and will roll out to advertisers globally later this year.

Drive more foot traffic with Local campaigns

Whether they start their research on YouTube or Google, people still make the majority of their purchases in physical stores. In fact, mobile searches for “near me” have grown over 3X in the past two years,4 and almost 80 percent of shoppers will go in store when there’s an item they want immediately.5 For many of you, that means driving foot traffic to your brick-and-mortar locations is critical—especially during key moments in the year, like in-store events or promotions.

Today we’re introducing Local campaigns: a new campaign type designed to drive store visits exclusively. Provide a few simple things—like your business locations and ad creative—and Google automatically optimizes your ads across properties to bring more customers into your store.

Show your business locations across Google properties and networks


Local campaigns will roll out to advertisers globally over the coming months.

Get the most from your Shopping campaigns

Earlier this year, we rolled out a new Shopping campaign type that optimizes performance based on your goals. These Smart Shopping campaigns help you hit your revenue goals without the need to manually manage and bid to individual products. In the coming months, we’re improving them to optimize across multiple business goals.

Beyond maximize conversion value, you’ll also be able to select store visits or new customers as goals. Machine learning factors in the likelihood that a click will result in any of these outcomes and helps adjust bids accordingly.

Machine learning is also used to optimize where your Shopping ads show—on Google.com, Image Search, YouTube and millions of sites and apps across the web—and which products are featured. It takes into account a wide range of signals, like seasonal demand and pricing. Brands like GittiGidiyor, an eBay company, are using Smart Shopping campaigns to simplify how they manage their ads and deliver better results. GittiGidiyor was able to increase return on ad spend by 28 percent and drive 4 percent more sales, while saving time managing campaigns.

We’re also adding support for leading e-commerce platforms to help simplify campaign management. In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to set up and manage Smart Shopping campaigns right from Shopify, in addition to Google Ads.

Tune in to see more!

This is an important moment for marketers and we’re excited to be on this journey with you. Tune in at 9am PT (12pm ET) today to see it all unfold at Google Marketing Live.

For the latest news, follow the new Google Ads blog. And check out g.co/adsannouncements for more information about product updates and announcements.


1. Internal Google data

2. Google / Kantar TNS, Auto CB Gearshift Study, US, 2017. n=312 new car buyers who watched online video

3. Google / Ipsos, US, November 2017

4. Internal Google data, U.S., July–Dec. 2015 vs. July–Dec. 2017

5. Google/Ipsos, U.S., “Shopping Tracker,” Online survey, n=3,613 online Americans 13+ who shopped in the past two days, Oct.–Dec. 2017


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I’d like to recommend Ministry Decoded Podcast. Pastors getting real about the struggles they face behind the scenes of running a church and the reason they started. Awesome stories.
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A Silicon Valley startup is gambling on the demographic time bomb that is set to explode in the Western world over the next several decades. The company hopes baby boomers will abandon their canes, wheelchairs, and walkers for futuristic robotic-powered “super suits” that works with the user’s muscles to help boost strength. Just imagine if grandma was turned into a cyborg with one of these contraptions...

The ‘super suit’ helps boost the power of the wearer’s muscles. (Source: Seismic/BBC)

The company called Seismic, an apparel and robotics company spin-off from SRI International, has debuted a new kind of technology that millennials hope could be the solution to defuse the demographic time bomb.

The wearable powered suits aim to improve the wearer’s core strength and turn baby boomers into productive beings once more. The suit’s ‘electric muscles,’ powered by miniature motors are embedded into the futuristic, Under Armour-like clothing around the joints of the body via grips in the suit that function like human tendons.

Motor-powered ‘muscles’ are attached to the clothing near the wearer’s joints. (Source: Seismic/BBC)

A computer and sensors monitor the user’s body movements are also integrated into the suit; complex software with machine learning characteristics decide when the smart clothing should provide extra energy to the user. The hardware in the suit is of low-profile hexagon-shaped pods for a sleek design.

“Right now the only kinds of products that can help people are walkers and canes,” Rich Mahoney, founder and CEO of Seismic told BBC. “The other option is to stay home or to limit your activity. And most people choose that because they don’t really want to associate themselves with those other kinds of products.”

For saleability purposes, Seismic partnered with designer Yves Béhar. “The goal is to make a product that you actually want to wear, not one that you have to wear,” Béhar told BBC. “Comfort is extremely important, as well as aesthetics.”

Seismic plans to debut the powered suit at the Future Starts Here, an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London later this year. The company plans to target demographically challenged markets including the US, Japan, and the UK.

Wearable smart apparel for baby boomers and the ‘senior market’ is set to explode in the next decade. The percentage of the global population that is 65 or older will double from 10 percent to 20 percent by 2050, according to Visual Capitalist.

The company is also exploring clothing lines to help those who have experienced strokes and children with muscular dystrophy. There are even plans that the product could be used for occupational safety and industrial applications, for example, auto manufacturing, construction activities, and warehousing.

“As a designer, my focus is in ensuring that this technology is used in a way that makes sense for us as humans – that it improves our daily lives,” said Béhar.

He believes that wearable smart technology is in its infancy. “Ten years from now, technology will only be more invisible,” he added.

So, Seismic is an example of Silicon Valley millennials racing against time with technology to defuse the demographic time bomb that is poised to become one of the most significant social transformations this country has ever seen. The goal, well, it is to turn the baby boomer generation into productive cyborgs and avoid a collapse. Something tells us the collision at play is irreversible. 


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          Scientists Discover ‘World’s Oldest’ Color That Is 1.1 Billion Years Old      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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You might have been told that Millennial pink was outdated, but who knew a variation of it went even further back?

A team of researchers from Australia, Japan, and the United States have uncovered what is believed to be the oldest color in the world: bright pink.

The ancient pigments were excavated from 1.1 billion-year-old rocks underneath the Sahara Desert in the Taoudeni Basin of Mauritania, West Africa, where a prehistoric ocean used to be. The bright pink hue is more than half a billion years older than pigments found previously.

Dr Nur Gueneli, who led the analysis for her PhD studies at Australia National University, describes that the pigments were “molecular fossils” of chlorophyll produced by long-extinct ocean organisms capable of photosynthesizing.

When concentrated, the fossils vary from blood red to deep purple. Once crushed into powdered form, extracted, and diluted, they become a bright pink.

Aesthetics aside, the researchers say that the discovery of these pigments could indicate why it took millions of years before Earth saw its first sign of animal life.

The rocks from which the bright pink was extracted from contained ancient organisms called cyanobacteria, which dominated the bottom of the food chain then. However, they were too tiny to keep larger organisms nourished.

Oceans containing cyanobacteria were wiped out only 650 million years ago, paving way for algae, which was 1,000 times larger. This new microorganism proved to be large enough to “provide the burst of energy needed for the evolution of complex ecosystems, where large animals, including humans, could thrive on Earth,” said senior lead researcher Associate Professor Jochen Brocks.

Scientists have just discovered the world's oldest colour – and it's a billion-year-old bright pink https://t.co/vWBaQVA2DJ pic.twitter.com/vcQdxY5VAA

— Just Be Good :) (@narangjprakash) July 10, 2018


Scientists discover world's oldest color https://t.co/rCQsKR9b4T pic.twitter.com/1LXVa0s1Il

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If you’re intrigued about the history of colors, you might want to check out the world’s rarest pigments, some of which were extracted from now-extinct ingredients.



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As college-educated, millennial workers flock to the D.C. area for job opportunities and higher salaries, they’re also hauling around a noticeable amount of student loan debt.
          The drinking guidelines fiddle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
I've got an article in the current issue of Wetherspoons News about the lowering of the drinking guidelines in 2016 after a process that I would describe as fraudulent. Wetherspoons recently turned its back on the internet so here it is in pixels...

It is two years since the government changed its official drinking advice. Lowering the weekly guidelines for men from 21 units to 14 units, Britain became one of a small handful of countries to issue the same guidance to both sexes. When she announced the new limits, England’s Chief Medical Officer, Sally Davies, took the opportunity to tell the nation that there is no safe level of drinking and that the health benefits of moderate drinking are ‘an old wives’ tale’.

Such advice is easy to ignore. You are probably ignoring it right now. But guidelines are not always designed to be followed. Sometimes they serve a political purpose.

Every indicator shows that the UK has become a more sober country in the last fifteen years. Rates of binge-drinking, underage drinking and drink-driving have all fallen dramatically. On a per capita basis, we drink no more than we did in 1980, and millennials are particularly abstemious. Lowering the guidelines for men created two million ‘hazardous’ drinkers overnight, thereby inflating Britain’s supposed drink problem and increasing the perceived need for more government intervention.

When the previous guidelines were set in 1995, the government assembled a group of experts who had no known bias for or against alcohol. They issued a call for evidence, held hearings and received dozens of submissions before making their minds up.

The process that led to the new guidelines in 2016 could not have been more different. Most of the committee’s members were openly in favour of heavy regulation and several of them were associated with temperance groups. Their agenda was simple: to regulate tobacco like alcohol. In effect, this means making a pariah of the drinks industry, portraying alcohol as a major cause of cancer and asserting that there is no safe level of drinking.

For the new guidelines, there was no call for evidence and there were no hearings. The names of the committee members were not even made public until after the guidelines had been changed. But the minutes of the meetings were eventually published and they make for interesting reading. As early as June 2013, the chair of the evidence evaluation group, Mark Petticrew, told his colleagues that the number of people who benefited from moderate drinking was ‘very small’ and that the benefits were ‘limited to a low consumption level of half a drink per day’. The ‘beneficial effects’, he said, ‘could be considered not to be relevant in the context of an overall population message, advice or guidance.’

From this starting point, it was a small step to claiming that the benefits of drinking were an old wives’ tale. There was only one problem: the science does not support it. A mountain of evidence stretching over five decades shows that non-drinkers are more likely to suffer from heart attacks, angina, diabetes, dementia and stroke. Studies have shown that people who drink up to 35 units a week live longer than those who do not drink at all. If the guidelines were to be evidence-based, they should have been raised, not lowered.

Since the empirical evidence did not agree with them, the guidelines group commissioned some computer modelling to replace it. A team at Sheffield University that was known to support anti-alcohol policies was hired to build a model to put a figure on a ‘safe level of drinking’, but this, too, failed to support a reduction in the guidelines. And so, in a scandalous move, the committee told the Sheffield team to change the model.

The original model had assumed that chronic conditions, such as alcoholic liver cirrhosis, could only develop in somebody who drank heavily for many years. The evidence for this was indisputable and yet the committee insisted that the model be based on the assumption that even light drinkers were at risk.

The Sheffield Team knew that this was absurd and protested the change, saying that ‘it does not seem right to assign people drinking at very low levels a risk of acquiring alcoholic liver disease and similar conditions’. But they were given little choice and, for a fee of £7,800, they changed their model and came back with new findings which, unsurprisingly, found moderate drinking to be more dangerous than previously thought.

The committee finally had the evidence they needed to justify lowering the drinking guidelines. Admittedly, it was only a hypothetical model that they themselves had rigged by inserting assumptions that nobody could justify, but it was enough. Why did they go to so much effort? Because, as the minutes of one of the meetings points out, ‘while guidelines might have limited influence on behaviour, they could be influential as a basis for government policies’. Lowering the guidelines was a small but important step in the growing war on alcohol.

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          Dusit Recognised for Outstanding Sustainability Performance on Thaipat's ESG 100 List for 4th Consecutive Year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DTC) has been selected by Thaipat Institute as one of the top 100 ESG performers among the 683 publicly listed companies assessed in 2018.

Established in 2015, Thaipat’s ESG Rating Unit assesses publicly listed companies in the areas of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) to find those with outstanding sustainability performance.

Thaipat’s sources of data include the listed companies’ public disclosures in the form of annual filings (Form 56-1), including annual reports, sustainability reports and sustainable development performance data. This is then used to determine the 100 companies with the most outstanding performance by industrial sector

For the fourth consecutive year, DTC has been placed in the top 100 companies in the service sector, reflecting the company’s commitment to total quality management and a solid strategy for sustainable and profitable growth.

“We are delighted to be named on the ESG 100 list for the fourth consecutive year,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, DTC. “That we keep making the list reflects not only our strong corporate governance, but also our commitment to creating long-lasting value for all of our stakeholders by following our three-pronged strategy for sustainable growth – balance, expansion, and diversification.

“During the first half of 2018, we achieved our investment goals for this quarter by establishing Dusit Foods Co. and entering the food business with an equity investment in NR Instant Produce Co. (NRIP) – and we also introduced ASAI Hotels, a new affordable lifestyle brand aimed at the fast-growing market of millennial-minded travellers. Following economic recovery in the tourism sector, we are confident we will be able to explore even more opportunities to add even more new revenue streams to our company.”
          ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz to Guest Star on ‘One Day at a Time’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stars Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz will venture from New York to Los Angeles to guest star during the third season of Netflix’s comedy, “One Day at a Time.”

Fumero shared the news on her Twitter account Tuesday, with a video of her and Beatriz pulling back the same curtain that Rita Moreno’s Lydia on the show. “Guess who’s coming to hang with the Alvarez family!?!! @iamstephbeatz & I are guest starring on @OneDayAtATime Season 3!!!!!!!”

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Beatriz also added on her own account: “CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITED WE ARE! @everythingloria thank you for welcoming us. We’re having so much fun this week on the @OneDayAtATime set!”

Netflix confirmed the news on their show’s Twitter account, with the message: “Our familia keeps growing.”

The two play “99” cops Amy Santiago (Fumero) and Rosa Diaz (Beatriz) on the former Fox comedy, which will make its debut on NBC next year at midseason.

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Beatriz and Fumero join the previously-announced Gloria Estefan as guest stars for Season 3 of “One Day at a Time.” Estefan is the voice behind the series’ theme song, a Cuban-tinged cover of the original comedy’s opener.

A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear’s classic sitcom, “One Day at a Time” follows three generations of a Cuban-American family navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidant.

The Netflix series stars Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Stephen Tobolowsky, Todd Grinnell, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz. Norman Lear executive produces, with Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce executive producing and co-showrunning. Brent Miller also executive-produces. “One Day at a Time” is produced by Sony Television Productions for Netflix.

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Here are my thoughts on what a young man can do to build up his life when he exits school. It does not matter if the school is college, High School, or elementary school. There comes a point in time when you need to make the transition from a student to a worker. Everyone has their thoughts on this. Here are mine. What Can we do? If you are a millennial, and you do want to work and provide a living, but cannot then you need to seek out help and advice. Do not try to do it on your...
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The U.S. tariffs on Chinese products that kicked in on Friday are specifically targeted at high-tech goods, an attempt to crack down on alleged intellectual property theft. But they could end up raising the cost of products like e-cigarettes, e-bikes, and smart home devices that are overwhelmingly used by millennials, says Axios reporter Erica Pandey.
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  • Uber senior vice president and chief people officer Liane Hornsey resigned from her role on Tuesday.
  • Her resignation followed an investigation into how she handed racial discrimination complaints, according to Reuters. 
  • But in his email to staff, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi didn't address why Hornsey left. He said nothing but good things about her tenure at the company.
  • Read the full memo below. 

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had nothing but praise for Liane Hornsey, a human-resources executive who stepped down from her role on Tuesday, despite reports that not everyone was happy with her work. 

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          Country Singer Luke Combs' Unassuming Appeal Makes Him a Hit      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The first week of June was one of Luke Combs' biggest weeks in his still fledgling career. The 28-year-old taped an outdoor performance for the "CMT Crossroads" series with soul singer Leon Bridges, attended the CMT Awards, released a deluxe version of his debut album and sang in front of tens of thousands of fans at the CMA Fest.   And then immediately after the festival performance, he lost his voice. Put on vocal rest for 10 days, Combs had a No. 1 country album but couldn't perform.   "It stung a little bit," he admitted later after his voice recovered. "It made me, I guess, a bit more vulnerable than I would have liked."   Mostly he was upset about having to reschedule shows and disappointing fans. The Asheville, North Carolina-born singer built his success on his live shows when he was performing more than 200 dates a year in 2016 in college towns all around the Southeast and adding to his fan base one show at a time.   "Imagine you've been working out for a year straight, as hard as you can work out and the last set, the last thing you gotta do is that last week of CMA Fest," Combs said. "It's like the second you're done with it, you're just like laid out on the floor."   Combs has been working at a breakneck speed in the year since his debut album, "This One's for You," was released last year. It spawned three No. 1 country radio singles in a row, the first time that's happened since Sam Hunt did it in 2014. The album's deluxe version, featuring five new songs, sold better in the first week than his original debut record, meaning he's earned himself a lot more fans in just a year. His gold-selling album is the most streamed country album of 2018 and it has spent five nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's country albums chart. Instead of the traditional path to country stardom of writing songs for other people before launching his career as an artist, Combs released his own music and promoted himself to his millennial peers online through the now-defunct social media platform Vine.   "I think that was kind of always my goal: get people to come back and see a show twice and then see it a third time," Combs said. "And now I've got people who have been to 30, 40 shows."   Combs even found his first manager on the road when Chris Kappy saw him perform his now multiplatinum single, "Hurricane," in a Georgia bar in 2015. Kappy, who had no previous management experience, immediately felt a kinship to Combs, as both are large men with oversized personalities and scrappy attitudes.   "We're not the typical norm of what this industry is looking for,'' Kappy said.   Kappy's plan was to just let Combs be himself and let the natural talent win over fans. "I told Luke, 'I just want people to fall in love with you, buddy, and to do that we have to expose you. And that's being vulnerable, that's being humble, that's telling stories.'"   It helped that his first single, "Hurricane," was a great showcase of his deep booming voice with a big hooky chorus. Already signed to a new label called River House Artists, the song was gaining ground on radio when he was added to the Columbia Nashville roster. Sony's promotional muscle behind the song was like adding gasoline to a fire, said Kappy.   His label listened to feedback from radio programmers to give him his second radio No. 1 with "When It Rains It Pours," a cheeky take on a breakup that turned into a lucky streak. But he went back to the well of the emotion-driven love songs with a slight R&B swagger on "One Number Away," his third hit single. All three of his songs have also reached the Top 40 on the pop charts.   Fans connect with Combs' unvarnished approachability and openness. The burly and bearded performer wears the same kind of shirt every time he hits the stage, a short-sleeved black sports shirt made to help fishermen deal with heat and sweat. He's a beer-swigging, tobacco-chewing everyman who is also self-assured enough to sing about the passion of heartbreak and love.   "There's an authenticity in just being who you are and not having an act about it or wear clothes you normally wouldn't wear," Combs said. "I'm just comfortable in my own skin."   Combs is currently opening for Jason Aldean on tour and he'll play shows in the United Kingdom and Europe this fall. But his next big play is the sophomore album, which he's already been writing and recording. He compares the quick success he's had with the first record to an average-looking guy who somehow landed the girlfriend that's out of his league.   "I just try not to think about it too much," Combs said.
          Ada Bomb - Millennial Puppet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Release Year: 2017
Cast: Ada Bomb
Genres: Threesome, BWC, Blowjob, Anal, Extreme, Spiting Slapping, Drooling, Deep Throat, Throat Fucking, Face Fucking, Cumshot, Facial
Video language: English

Was suspended from some ad hoc device. Like most millennials, she just wanted to be a part of something and throw a Koosh ball around the office, and autistic shriek towards the heavens, but today her cause was to be a container that housed her warm, wet holes. We didn't care about some dumb agenda about alt this, , or if Bruce Jenner is still a man even though his says so - this night was about making the contents of her tummy spew forth from her mouth, and filling her ass with true justice: not social justice, because we all know true justice tastes better when it comes from the ass of a millennial snow flake, covered in 3 huge degrading patriarchal cum shots.

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          Vacanze, ecco tutte le app più utili per organizzare un viaggio low cost      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vacanze, ecco tutte le app più  utili per organizzare un viaggio low cost

Usate da giovani e meno giovani con alcune differenze: i millennial cercano i ristoranti, i più attempati meteo e biglietti, ma tre quarti degli italiani non ne fanno più a meno


          Tiffany & Co to open in Covent Garden      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Unlike other Tiffany & Co. stores, where neutral tones abound, the Covent Garden ‘style studio’ will emphasise the brand’s trademark shade of blue by featuring it on walls, in the displays and on a neon sign.

The store is designed for the millennial and Instagram-savvy consumer with a Tiffany fragrance ‘vending machine’ and a #MakeItTiffany personalisation bar encouraging interaction and self-expression.

Barratt West, vice president and managing director of Tiffany & Co. UK and Ireland commented: “Covent Garden is an exciting area and a growing luxury marketplace with a vibrant cultural scene. We are delighted to be opening this new store, bringing even more diversity and innovation to Tiffany’s successful presence in the UK.”

Michelle McGrath, Director of Capco Covent Garden, added: “We are delighted that Tiffany & Co has chosen Covent Garden to open their new store, adding to the offer of luxury and contemporary, global and British brands on the estate. Our consumers are seeking differentiated experiences, which are core to our vision for the district, and Tiffany’s ‘Style Studio’ is a leading example.”

The area has become a leading destination for luxury shoppers, with a retail and dining offer that includes the likes of Chanel, Tom Ford, Mulberry, Bucherer, Rolex and The Shop at Bluebird.

Source: Fashion Network


          Alissa Carpenter, Millennial Workforce Expert, and Kate Athmer, Author of Millennial Reboot Launch the Millennial Playbook Podcast.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The recently launched Millennial Playbook Podcast showcases experts to provide insight into the world of millennial employees.

(PRWeb October 04, 2017)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14759011.htm


          Ashley Stahl Presents A No Cost Online Workshop For Job Seekers..."4 Weeks To Land The Job You Love! How To Master The Job Hunt + Get Paid What You're Worth"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Landmorejoboffers.com introduces millennial job hunters all over the world to some of Ashley’s best practices and secrets in how to effectively job hunt.

(PRWeb January 04, 2016)

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          MPulse Redefines Marketing to Millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

New Campaigns Break Through the Ceiling of One-Dimensional Media

(PRWeb July 30, 2015)

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12875564.htm


          The Millennial CEO declaring war on work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

An interview with GetLinks CEO Djoann Fal. Millennials are lazy. They’re entitled. The ultimate “me” generation. Or so they say… Djoann Fal just made the Forbes 30 under 30 at the tender age of 26. It was only 4 years ago that he was living off 711 food busting his ass to get here. I […]

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          Poll: Millennials Support LGBTQs But There's One Surprise In The Results      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New polling shows millennials support LGBTQ equality by solid majorities except one surprising result
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A recent nationwide survey of 1,750 millennials (ages 18 to 34) found solid support for LGBTQ rights and protections, with one eyebrow raising piece of data.

Political science professor Cathy Cohen facilitates the bimonthly GenForward poll and focused the June survey on LGBT issues, titled Millennial Views on LGBT Issues: Race, Identity, and Morality.

Cohen shared her thoughts on the results in an essay with The Advocate.

To a great degree, the results were encouraging.

Of those polled, 14% identified as “something other than heterosexual.”

While a majority of respondents say they know someone who is gay, lesbian or bisexual, only 22% of millennials of color and 37% of white millennials say they know someone who is transgender.

As we’ve seen throughout the past few decades, its visibility that helps move LGBTQ rights and respect forward.

When it comes to LGBTQ equality, a majority of millennials either “strongly” or “somewhat” favor adoption by LGBTQ folks, legal protections to prevent discrimination in the workplace, allowing transgender people to serve openly in the military, increasing government spending on HIV/AIDS and accepting more LGBTQ immigrants from countries with hostile policies towards our community.

There was widespread support for reducing violent hate crime and LGBTQ bullying. However, according to the survey, 53% of African-American millennials and 50% of Latinx millennials feel the issues LGBTQ people face today are different than those promoted by mainstream LGBTQ organizations.

Contrast that to white (58%) and Asian-American (50%) millennials who say everyone benefits when mainstream LGBTQ organizations strive for human rights.

The one eyebrow raising piece of data emerged from the question, “Has homosexuality led to a deterioration of morality in this country?”

A majority disagreed with the statement, but a surprising 41% agreed.

Wait, what?

And - 21% of the LGBTQ respondents agreed as well.

So, one-in-five LGBTQ millennials believe their own sexuality is a negative when it comes to morality in the United States?

Is this self-loathing in action?

Cohen noted that that question was the only occurrence of the word “homosexuality” in the survey. She hypothesizes that the word itself is still a trigger in American culture as “something bad and deviant.”

She also wondered if “homosexuality” might hold a different meaning for millennials than LGBTQ which is used more and more in social media.

Cohen concludes by writing, “It should remind us of all the work that remains to be done and how little we should take for granted when it comes to educating young people about the reality of LGBTQ lives, especially the lives of young queers of color.”

Check out the full essay at The Advocate.


          Vibrant Rosé Vials - 'Chewing Gum' Dismantles Some of the Conventional Notions on Rosé Wine (TrendHunter.com)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(TrendHunter.com) Rosé is a type of wine that is currently very popular with Millennial consumers and Chewing Gum is an offbeat brand that aims to get people to see the product as edgier than most brands choose to...
          7/11/2018: Business: CEOs fear threat to globalism and struggle with millennial customers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

CHIEF executives regard a return to ‘territorialism’ as the biggest threat to growth facing their companies in 2018. This is according to the latest ‘Global CEO Outlook’ from international consulting firm KPMG. The fears of CEOs come as a looming...
          Forty-Six Percent of Millennials Feel Held Back by Credit Score      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New survey by fintech firm OppLoans shows the impact of bad credit on young people.
          Singapore's 139-Year-Old Telecom Has Plans for Millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          In-Demand Iridescent Items are Now Available at Disney Springs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
First it was rose gold. Then millennial pink. The latest hue to steal the spotlight (and the hearts of today’s trendsetters!) is iridescent. While I was thrilled to discover some delightful iridescent bites here at Disney Springs – keep an eye out for Alex Dunlap’s upcoming blog story to see how this sweet new style […]
          Sexe : deux fois plus d'adultes vivent des expériences homosexuelles      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Sexe : deux fois plus d'adultes vivent des expériences homosexuelles
- Elle révèle également que l'acceptation de la sexualité homosexuelle a augmenté parmi toutes les générations, les Millennials étant les plus réceptifs.

          As fashionistas estão obcecadas por esta bolsa de feira pequena e colorida       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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A Balenciaga fez com que a gente se apaixonasse pela bolsa de feira. E usasse um modelo no dia a dia mesmo, bem cool. Agora, uma outra marca segue na trend com uma versão mini e arco-íris (outro hit!). Olho na Chivatas, nova marca que está bombando no Instagram e tem conquistado as fashionistas. 

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No site, todos os modelos (que custam € 27) estão esgotados -- wow! Não à toa, a Chivatas caiu nas graças do Refinery29 e da Vogue Espanha. De acordo com a última, inclusive, a marca foi lançada e março e os proprietários não quererem mostrar as caras. 

It-girls como Helena Cuesta e Pauline já estão circulando com as suas. Funciona bem pra dar uma graça aos looks de inverno por aqui, mas se você está com viagem marcada para o verão europeu, não há melhor complemento para um bom vestido tropical, né? Confira a seguir!

Chivata Bags (Foto: Instagram/Reprodução)

 

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          The Opening Bell 7/10/18: Shopping Around For The Best Bank      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Being a savvy consumer is important these days and that goes for finding the right bank as well. Steve Grzanich checked  in with Mariam Cross (Staff Writer at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance) to break down the results of the study finding the best banks for millennials, military personal, internet banks, and more. Greg Henderson (Editorial Director at AgWeb.com) then joined the program to explain how the popular lab grown meat market could impact the traditional meat industry around the world.  
          Read the memo Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent staff after its chief people officer resigned      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Uber senior vice president and chief people officer Liane Hornsey resigned from her role on Tuesday.
  • Her resignation followed an investigation into how she handed racial discrimination complaints, according to Reuters. 
  • But in his email to staff, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi didn't address why Hornsey left. He said nothing but good things about her tenure at the company.
  • Read the full memo below. 

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi had nothing but praise for Liane Hornsey, a human-resources executive who stepped down from her role on Tuesday, despite reports that not everyone was happy with her work. 

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          Build Lasting Relationships With Your Employees      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In 2018, the average length of job tenure is under five years, and employee job changes happen with increasing frequency. In this job climate, building better relationships with your employees is essential to encourage your best workers to stick around for the long term. Here are a few tips to get you started in growing lasting relationships to improve employee loyalty.

Avoid Making Snap Judgments

Sometimes, your best workers don't look the way you expect. A great employee might be nearing traditional retirement age or just out of college. Quality workers come from all different types of backgrounds and parts of the world. When you meet workers, try not to make any judgments based on their appearance or other superficial qualities that don't relate directly to their positions. When managers have good relationships with everyone on their teams, it sets a great precedence for good relationships between co-workers. This is especially true when it comes to workers from different generations.

Build a Culture That Emphasizes Engagement

Engaged employees tend to be loyal employees. Get everyone involved with your department in meaningful ways and be sure to throw some fun into the mix. Then, immerse yourself in that same culture. Create regular social events to make it easier to build better relationships through conversation. Being transparent about company policies helps to grow loyalty through a sense of shared interest. Make sure that all employees have some autonomy in their positions to promote a sense of equality where everyone is working together for the good of the company. Be sure to involve freelancers in the company culture, too. Better relationships with contract workers leads higher quality work and long-term partnerships that benefit both parties.

Focus on Growth

No one likes criticism, so be sure that your employee review system doesn't become a list of problem areas with general admonishments for workers to improve. Instead, show your employees that you value their real contributions to your workplace. Then, work in partnerships with them to help them develop in weak areas and move their careers in the directions they desire. This shows your employees that you care about their futures and builds better relationships based on mutual respect and concern.

Make Communication Easy

Better communication is an important key to better relationships at work. Don't make the mistake of thinking that an open-door policy is all that is needed for great manager-employee communication. Instead, be proactive in opening many channels for communication. Start by spending more time with your staff letting conversations flow naturally. Then set up a schedule of regular email contact or phone calls with the members of your workforce. Be sure to listen carefully to what your workers are saying. Ask questions to find out what employees need and give regular feedback about improvements you are implementing so that everyone feels heard.

Building better relationships improves productivity, creates company loyalty and creates a more positive working environment. Spend quality time with your team and move your company culture in a direction that encourages employee engagement. Most importantly, develop your communication skills, and add more opportunities for communicating to your schedule to grow better relationships and a happier, committed workforce.


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          Why More Young Adults Are Choosing This Faith-Based Health Care      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Millennials are a savvy bunch, committed to going against the status quo and making choices that are aligned with their values. When it comes to financial decisions, some may be saddled with student loans but already know that saving for retirement is important.

For these reasons, more and more Millennials are becoming members of health care sharing ministries. These 18- to 35-year-old Americans, born between the early 1980s and 2000, make up about a fifth of the household members of Samaritan Ministries International (samaritanministries.org), one of the leading health care sharing ministries in America.

Nearly 17,000 of the households that make up Samaritan's 78,000-plus total households (or more than a quarter of a million individual members) are headed by Millennials. And the number is growing. Since January 2017, about 28 percent of households that have joined Samaritan are headed by Millennials.

"Some Millennial-aged members of Samaritan Ministries were born into health care sharing," said Anthony Hopp, vice president of external relations for Samaritan Ministries. "It was a decision their parents made perhaps when they were children, and now many Millennials are also choosing this affordable, God-honoring method of health care for themselves."

And Millennials staying with health care sharing makes sense, as research shows that many Millennials ask their parents for financial advice. This spring, Reuters reported that a 2017 survey found that 78.5 percent of U.S. Millennials say their parents have given them financial advice, and more than half feel their parents prepared them well to make good financial decisions.

Millennial members say they chose Samaritan Ministries because of cost savings, the alignment with their beliefs and values, the ease and lack of stress and feeling connected to a body of believers.

"Price was a huge factor," said Jessica from Texas. "(We experienced) frustration with insurance companies and deductibles and coverage, and the fact that every doctor we've ever used was unavailable through the government healthcare website."

Derah from Illinois said she is blessed to be able to support a ministry that is full of godly people bringing God the glory.

"I love that we get to be a part of a ministry of helping other believers and sharing in their burdens with them," she wrote. "And I love getting the opportunity to trust and rely on God through this unconventional means of health care."

Michelle and Cory of Idaho call Samaritan Ministries "a huge relief."

"It has been so easy to submit bills and receive prayers and the finances we need," they said.

Lauren from South Carolina said her first year as a Samaritan member has been "very positive."

"Even though I haven't had to share any health needs so far, it's been a privilege and joy to share in meeting the needs of other brothers and sisters in Christ." Lauren said. "This, to me, is much more special than mailing off an insurance check to a large corporation every month. With Samaritan, I get to participate in prayer and hear what God is doing!"

Each month, Samaritan's growing biblical community shares approximately $27 million in medical needs person-to-person. In fact, from 2007 through 2017, Samaritan Ministries members shared $1.2 billion in health care needs. Yet the monthly share has never exceeded $495 for a family of any size and is even less for two-person and single-person households.

These members also pray and send notes and cards of encouragement along with their financial shares, through this effective, affordable and God-honoring ministry.


          The Secret Lives of Royals by Shalini Dua - Book Tour and Giveaway      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Olivia can’t take it anymore. She’s had enough of the big city and it’s lack of fulfilling her dreams. Then, just when she’s about to give up and move home, out of the blue, she is offered her dream job. Olivia is suspicious but that could just be the New York in her. She decides not to pull at threads. Despite her best efforts to remain blissfully oblivious, the secret to her life upgrade is soon uncovered when she finds herself invited to be part of a secret society.

Olivia learns that there is a thin curtain separating our world from theirs. Just beneath the surface, an entirely different one exists. One that is controlled by those of Royal lineage. The chosen ones, the Royals, hold the fate of the world in their hands. Will Olivia be able to bear the weight of the crown?

Confessions of a Shopaholic meets The Adjustment Bureau, this contemporary fairytale is both relatable and aspirational. Taking a look at the current balance of media and power with a healthy dose of humor, fashion, food and wanderlust.




Excerpt

Connor cleans up nicely in dark jeans, a black blazer paired with a white shirt and, shockingly for him, no tie. He’s shaved for the occasion to reveal perfect skin that appears baby smooth. I want to reach out and touch it to see if it’s as soft as it seems, but I resist. Actually, Connor is hot. If you like that smolderingly handsome type. It’s so annoying because he is such a difficult person. I try to ignore the attractiveness because I find his personality extremely abrasive, but I’m being nice because I need to follow his lead and learn as much as I can about what it is exactly that we do.

“Shall we?” asks Connor, offering me his arm in an annoyingly chivalrous move, one he will soon live to regret. I begrudgingly take it, discomfited by the fact that he can be equally charming and exasperating and that I never quite know which to expect.


“A host shows us to our seats and we meet our dining companions. One I recognize as Gloria, the daytime TV talk show host with the ability to change anyone’s life with a wave of her hand, and an army of assistants; and the other is some sort of political big-wig whom I don’t recognize at all. Gloria air kisses all of us and promptly decides Connor and I are a couple.

“Young love is soooooo sweet. I just love it! Don’t you just love it? I could eat you both up,” she exclaims until Connor can’t take it anymore and cuts her off.”

“We’re not together,” he informs her brusquely. There’s a beat of silence as Connor’s tone kills the conversation.

“We’re colleagues,” I helpfully add to try to soften the atmosphere, “at Le Salon.” Gloria seems shocked, and not just a little offended, momentarily silenced in what I’m sure is a very rare occurrence for her. Although, whether it’s because no one has ever cut her off before or by the way Connor seems so hostile about the fact that we are not together is not clear. I, too, do not care for Connor’s tone. To ease the tension and to bug Connor, I give her a women-in-cahoots smile and tell her, “We’re on a break,” and add in hushed tones, “Connor isn’t taking it well but since we work together, we both got roped into attending this event.” That explanation seems to satisfactorily explain Connor’s behavior and Gloria moves on to more pressing matters.

“Oh men! Who makes your dress, darling? It’s to die for!” Sophia has not briefed me on my outfit. I must remind her about that next time. I’m not clear if she works for me or vice versa and what, if any, authority I have over her, so I decide I’ll just be super nice about it but firm. My new strategy is fake it till you make it because, well, I’m not exactly sure what else to do.

“I was styled by Sophia Garcia,” I respond and leave it at that.

Gloria and Senator Broughton, as I learn, know each other from various events. They exchange pleasantries about their families, lives and pets before Gloria gets bored and turns her attention back to Connor and me.

“Tell me about your story, honey.” She seems really fascinated by ‘our story,’ which I suppose makes sense as that is what she does for a living and it’s probably hard to turn off. And I, encouraged by my first glass of wine on a relatively empty stomach, get a bit carried away and keep fabricating details.

“Well, we met in a Starbucks when we both ordered the same obscure secret menu drink.” I look fondly over at Connor. “When our fingers touched and our eyes met for the first time, I just knew.” I put my hand on his arm. Connor squirms uncomfortably and goes a bit red. I can’t tell if it’s from anger or embarrassment.

“Oh My God. What happened? You sound perfect for each other!” I wonder if Gloria always thinks she’s being filmed, presenting to a live audience. I sigh.

“We’re on a break. I got hired at Le Salon and Connor couldn’t put his professional life aside for our love.” I dab at my eyes with my napkin for effect. This is fun. Maybe I should try acting, but it’s getting to be a little too much for Connor.

He finally interjects and sort of quietly yells, “We are not together.” At this point, and I’m not sure what prompted this, I burst into full-fledged tears and then, get this, he grows redder still and tries to comfort me, probably because I’m making a scene.

Gloria eats this up, and by the time the first course, a delightful butternut squash and lobster soup spiced just right with hints of cinnamon and red pepper, is served she has become my best girlfriend and protector for the evening, giving me lots of helpful, if generic, relationship advice, like, 

“You don’t need a man, darling.” Though, it’s unclear why not. And “You’ll find yourself a better man.” Although, I am pretty convinced I don’t need one at this point, and now I’m confused.”

Interview

What should readers expect when they pick up your book?

The book is a contemporary fairytale about a royal secret society. It's The Princess Diaries meets The Adjustment Bureau. We go on this journey with Olivia Grace Thorpland, a millennial graduate who’s trying to find her way in the New York publishing world and she’s struggling. Then, almost out of the blue, she gets a big break in her career. Together we learn why this secret society has taken her under their wing and how the love of her life is involved. 

Have you started your next project?

I am working on a follow up to this novel. I’m also working on an entirely different novel about a circus. I’m working on a script for a tv series and I’m working on a poetry collection.

How long have you been writing?

Always but more so as a hobby. I started taking it seriously about four years ago.

What is your favorite TV show?

Gilmore Girls is my favorite show of all time. Currently loving The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. i will watch anything Amy Sherman-Palladino makes.

What are your future ambitions?

To keep writing. To be able to sustain my writing career with projects I want to do. And to see something I created up on screen.

What are four things you can’t live without?

My phone. Coffee. Tacos. Music. 

Anything else you might want to add? 

There’s a couple of themes that are important to me in this book. One is that this fairytale features a strong independent female lead who is instrumental in shaping her own future to the extent that anyone can, and who is as capable as the men in taking charge and fighting for what she believes in. She’s not waiting for a man to save her. She saves herself. 
The other thing I’ve looked at in this book is the link between media and power. It’s heightened in my take but it is a pretty solid reflection of what is going on in the world, particularly in the US right now and it sort of connects the dots by speculating about what could be going on behind the scenes. Admittedly its more fantastical than reality, but I’m not sure by how much anymore.

Thanks...



About the Author


An international upbringing and a love of stories laid the foundation for wanderlust. Shalini aspires to spend her time country-hopping and consuming pop-culture, comedy and good food but the reality is often frantically downing coffee, meeting deadlines at exactly the last second and working her unglamorous corporate job to fund all of the other pursuits.

The Secret Lives of Royals is Shalini’s debut novel. Her other work includes published poetry and scripts only she has read.



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          Ab jetzt gibt es ein neues Produkt von Coca-Cola im Supermarkt, das für das Unternehmen ungewöhnlich ist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Coca-Cola bringt ein neues Produkt auf den Markt.

Der Getränke-Riese Coca-Cola hat ein neues Produkt in die Supermarkt-Regale gestellt und sich außerdem prominente Unterstützung eingekauft, um die Neuheit zu bewerben: Ab jetzt könnt ihr die Wassermarkte „Glacéau smartwater“ auch in Deutschland finden. Werbung für das Produkt macht Jennifer Aniston.

Jennifer Aniston macht Werbung für Coca-Colas neue Wassermarke.

Wie „horizont“ berichtet, will sich Coca-Cola mit an eine designbewusste Zielgruppe richten, die viel unterwegs ist und Wert auf Individuelles legt. 0,6-Liter passen in die Flaschen, in denen es Glacéau zu kaufen gibt. Das Werbegesicht Jennifer Aniston soll die Marke nun bekannt machen und ihr das passende Image verleihen. Außerdem will Coca-Cola auf soziale Netzwerke und Influencer setzen, um Glacéau bei der angestrebten Zielgruppe bekannt zu machen.

Lest auch: In Japan gibt es eine neue Sorte Coca-Cola, die in Deutschland undenkbar wäre

Es ist allerdings nicht die einzige Wassermarke, die Coca-Cola in Deutschland anbietet. Auch Bonaqua gehört zu dem Getränkekonzern. 

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          2D'Kebabs, la franquicia take away de los 'millennials'      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
En la franquicia 2D'kebabs todo gira en torno a la cocina de fusión turca mediterránea, tanto take away y delivery como para tomar en local, y con propuestas gastronómicas propias. Un entorno premium, para un concepto reinventado que fideliza clientes y garantiza las ventas. Lo hemos desgranado en esta entrevista.
          Forty-Six Percent of Millennials Feel Held Back by Credit Score      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
New survey by fintech firm OppLoans shows the impact of bad credit on young people. CHICAGO, IL, July 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Are millennials too young to have bad credit? Definitely not. And it’s taking a toll. According to data from a new survey by the fintech firm OppLoans, a shocking 46 percent of millennials […]
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Beter een goede buur dan een verre vriend wordt weleens gezegd, maar dat blijkt voor millennials toch niet altijd te kloppen. Twee op de drie zou...
          Tres claves para una estrategia de éxito con influencers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Tres claves para una estrategia de éxito con influencers

A pesar de ser un fenómeno más o menos reciente, los influencers se han convertido en uno de los perfiles más demandados en las estrategias de marketing de las empresas. Las agencias especializadas como Influencity, estiman que más de 20 millones de personas en el mundo trabajan como influencers, una labor que puede considerarse como profesión puesto que alrededor del 70% recibe retribución económica. En este sentido Sortlist, una plataforma especializada en conectar marcas con agencias, señala algunas de las claves para trabajar con estos perfiles.

“Durante la última década, el uso de las redes sociales en España ha crecido paulatinamente, lo que implica que los españoles cada vez empleamos más tiempo conectados a nuestros perfiles en redes sociales”, señala Macarena Vayá directora general de Sortlist en España. “Como consecuencia han aparecido nuevos canales a través de los cuáles las empresas podían entrar en contacto con su target, cambiando por completo la planificación de estrategias”, añade.

Uno de los principales cambios que han experimentado las empresas a la hora de rediseñar sus estrategias es la colaboración con influencers, ya que les permite conectar con las nuevas generaciones utilizando su mismo lenguaje y a través de sus mismos canales. En este sentido, según los últimos datos de Launchmetrics, el 62% de las empresas españolas contrata influencers para sus estrategias de marketing y publicidad digital.

Claves para una estrategia de éxito

Las empresas entienden que la comunicación a través del mundo digital es la única forma de seducir al público millennial, que rehúye de las tradicionales campañas de marketing. En este sentido, Sortlist destaca las claves para una estrategia de marketing de influencer exitosa:

  • 1. Influencia: el término influencia es fundamental a la hora de elaborar una estrategia. Es frecuente medir la capacidad de influencia en torno al número de seguidores de un determinado perfil. A pesar de ser bastante fiable, la verdadera clave del éxito (y por tanto de influir) no reside en contar con muchos seguidores, sino que engagement que un influencer genere con sus seguidores sea muy grande. Por tanto, muchas veces un microinfluencer puede ser más beneficioso para una empresa que una celebrity o famoso.
  • 2. Conversación: el hilo conductor de toda estrategia debe ser contar una historia cuyo objetivo final sea generar un flujo de conversación entre la marca, el influencer y sus seguidores. Para ello, es vital escoger un perfil que refleje y se sienta identificado con los valores de la marca, pero también es necesario encontrar un punto intermedio entre el estilo de comunicación de la marca y el del influencer. Ante todo, naturalidad, cercanía y sencillez.
  • 3. Componente visual: teniendo en cuenta la familiaridad de los millennials con el contenido en internet y redes sociales, la apuesta por mensajes visuales se configura como una buena estrategia de fidelización. Para crear una conexión auténtica con este público se debe optar por contenido muy visual en detrimento de contenido de corte más tradicional (textos, emails, etc.). En este sentido, Instagram aparece como la red social con mejores datos en cuanto a capacidad de influencia, aunque la plataforma debe ajustarse a la estrategia y no al revés.

“La falta de naturalidad de los mensajes y promociones ha obligado a los equipos de marketing y publicidad a reinventarse, buscando una mayor cercanía con el público. En este contexto, los influencers se han convertido en una parte fundamental de la imagen de marca de una empresa, son capaces de influir en las decisiones de compra y generan una gran comunidad donde impera la confianza” señalan desde Sortlist.

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          CBA Future of the Industry event focuses on world market      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

FutureOfTheIndustry Unite CroppedTuesday morning’s Future of the Industry (FOI) breakfast continued on from the Sunday’s Worship Him themes. But FOI also highlighted CBA’s new emphasis on big, shared data for the Christian retail industry.

Following a musical set by Curt Anderson at the keyboard, CBA President Curtis Riskey introduced the topic of the FOI discussion.

“There isn’t an industry with a more powerful and important message,” the former Christian retailer declared. Focused on the future, Riskey prayed to the “God of new beginnings.”

The new chairman of CBA Service Corp. and chairman of the Roush Foundation, Eddie Roush invited his business partner, Kurt Ruf, and Clyde Rivers, a U.S. citizen who is an honorary ambassador at large for the nation of Burundi, into a living room setting, asking attendees to listen to their “private conversation.”

Roush talked of the Christian products industry as lacking “tools, vision and even the resources” to expand, noting how big the world market is. He asked Rivers if it would even be possible to pair a retail store in the U.S. with a city or region elsewhere to meet the needs of the internationals there. Rivers answered in the affirmative, saying it is possible to “re-store a nation.”

Roush cautioned against a close alignment with American politics and governments, which, he said, “turns off people, including Millennials.”

Rivers shared what life is like in Burundi and how open the people are to Christianity. Christian music is played in the airport he travels to and can be heard in restaurants as well.

Roush said the industry needs to “clean up our act” to be ready for this “global play.”

To do that, Ruf noted the importance of tailoring customer communication, to “differentiate and personalize.” Ruf observed that “the old spray-and-pray days are over” and that the industry must use data as a tool to target customers in a mobile society. Ruf spoke of isolating consumer prospects that align with key values such as “small town sensibility” and the need to continuously clean the data to be sure it is accurate.

Rivers believes that governments are willing to share data “if we can help them meet their needs.” He’s believes reaching the global market is possible.

“Jesus wants to set the narrative for every community in the world,” Rivers said.

Roush said the way forward is about “spreading the Jesus narrative,” not an American-style gospel. He also thinks Americans will benefit from global partnerships that pair particular stores with regions of the world to meet their needs for resources, even older products, and to hear from them as well.

“Who are the voices in those countries who have something to say back here?” Roush said.

Marilyn Hood, who with her husband, Frank, recently closed their Sweet Spirit store, have been coming to CBA for over 30 years. The FOI discussion gave Hood “a real sense of hope” for the future of Christian retail.

“I’m excited about the future of the industry even though we’re transitioning out of it,” Hood said. “If we were starting today, I would be so excited about having a little city in some other country where we would maybe give a little portion of our income, that we would be maybe taking a mission trip with our customers or even through our church or whatever to go visit that little country and get that sisterhood bonding.”

Becky Gorczyca, executive director of the Association of Logos Bookstores, believes that Logos Bookstores are “customer centric” rather than “product centric,” another topic in the FOI discussion.

“Our joy is matching up the need of the customer with the product and helping those people walk closer to the Lord because of the relationship with us, whether it be conversation or product, and also with the product that has prayerfully been developed by authors and publishers,” Gorczyca said. “I think there’s a very big network that the Lord has put together to take His people where they are and expose them to things that are going to help them to grow. He uses authors, He uses publishers, He uses bookstores, He uses staff people, He uses marketing, He uses catalogs, all these kinds of things the Lord uses to reach His people to bring them closer to Him and to grow them. I am very privileged, as all the local stores are, to be part of that plan. And may we be here for many years, and we plan to be, in order to be part of His plan.”

The Logos association had its annual conference just before Unite.

“We at the Logos Bookstores are optimistic and encouraged about the future,” she said. “The theme for our conference this year was based on Micah 6:8, What would the Lord require of us but to do justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. That is the path that we are going to take, and we think the future is bright if we follow the Lord and walk humbly where He wants us to go. We’re going to continue to reach out to our customers on an individual and relational basis. We’re going to continue to meet customers where they are and often that means that it’s not in our physical stores, but it’s outside of the four walls of our stores. We have been doing that consistently for years, and we’ve decided to ramp that up. We are happy about the future and are looking forward to it.”


          Beyond Millennials: Influencer Marketing For Older Generations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Despite all the millennial buzz, the real powerhouses in spending are the older generations.
          Why President Trump Is Positioned To Be Marijuana's Great Savior & How the Democrats Blew it, Bigly!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Trump, who will be looking for political ammo ahead of his 2020 reelection campaign, could support full marijuana legalization as a way to capture the interest of millennial voters and steal a chance at a political win that the Democrats have squandered.
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You’re millennial New Money  fad-apparel compan. You’re so woke, you name your entire company “Feminist Apparel”.   You become a staple of the woke PC elite, worn by the glitterati at events ranging from the March for Women to…er, the Women’s … Continue reading
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Millennials are many things, but one thing for certain is that they are very interested in travel. In fact, the generation born between 1981-1997 travels more than any other generation, and their travel is likely only to increase as they age. It is not only the amount of travel that sets millennials aside from the […]

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Millennials especially see the recent tax reform as beneficial, Benjamin F. Edwards added eight advisors and Fidelity invested in a bike-sharing startup.
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… Seattle’s millennial-to-late-Gen-Xer jazz-informed musicians find themselves thwarting … younger crew of jazz-informed musicians, millennials to late Gen-Xers … band led by musician-comedian Reggie Watts, as … plays the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival on July 14. …
          7/11/2018: NEWS / OPINION: Cutting Greyhound service in the West puts Indigenous women at risk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I saw the news that Greyhound had decided to cut its bus services in Canada west of Sudbury, I was shocked and disappointed, not just because I’m another millennial without a driver’s licence, who has often utilized Greyhound buses – but because I...
          Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A new report lays out the reasons fewer young people are becoming homeowners, shows why it matters, and offers some solutions.

          Seattle’s new sound: Young, jazz-informed musicians bend genres      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
… Seattle’s millennial-to-late-Gen-Xer jazz-informed musicians find themselves thwarting … younger crew of jazz-informed musicians, millennials to late Gen-Xers … band led by musician-comedian Reggie Watts, as … plays the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival on July 14. …
          Missing millennial homeownership endangers the American Dream      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A new report lays out the reasons fewer young people are becoming homeowners, shows why it matters, and offers some solutions.

          18 unnütze Dinge, für die ihr wirklich kein Geld mehr ausgeben solltet      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Was liegt im Haus herum und ist nichts wert? Viel. Sehr, sehr viel. Denn selbst der rationalste Kleinkapitalist gibt regelmäßig Geld für Kram aus, der das Leben weder besser noch einfacher macht, sondern eher das Gegenteil. Denn ohne diese Ausgaben bliebe mehr für nützliche Sachen übrig. Wie eine Fortbildung oder den nächsten Urlaub.

Meist tut man das aus Gewohnheit, häufig aus Selbstüberschätzung, manchmal aus Unkenntnis. Wir haben uns deshalb in den Haushalten konsumverwöhnter Millennials umgesehen und dabei 18 Dinge gefunden, die entweder völlig nutzlos, überteuert oder sogar beides sind, und die wirklich kein Mensch mehr braucht.

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Die reinste Geldverschwendung

Was liegt im Haus herum und ist nichts wert? Viel. Sehr, sehr viel. Denn selbst der rationalste Kleinkapitalist gibt regelmäßig Geld für Kram aus, der das Leben weder besser noch einfacher macht, sondern eher das Gegenteil. Denn ohne diese Ausgaben bliebe mehr für nützliche Sachen übrig. Wie eine Fortbildung oder den nächsten Urlaub.

Meist tut man das aus Gewohnheit, häufig aus Selbstüberschätzung, manchmal aus Unkenntnis. Wir haben uns deshalb in den Haushalten konsumverwöhnter Millennials umgesehen und dabei 18 Dinge gefunden, die entweder völlig nutzlos, überteuert oder sogar beides sind, und die wirklich kein Mensch mehr braucht.



Küchenmaschinen

Wie viele Küchenmaschinen habt ihr zu Hause, die ihr regelmäßig benutzt? Richtig: maximal eine. Kein Mensch braucht einen Brotbackautomaten. Das gleiche gilt für Toaster, die lustige Muster aufs Brot „drucken". Oder Popcornmaschinen (ganz ehrlich, wie oft macht man zu Hause Popcorn?) oder sogar Dörrautomaten. Alle Geräte, die nur eine Sache können, sollte man aussortieren oder besser gar nicht erst kaufen.

 



Lottoscheine

Die meisten Menschen wissen, dass ihre Chancen auf einen Lottogewinn verschwindend gering sind. Und so ist es auch. Weil der Lottoschein aber nur ein paar Euro pro Woche kostet (und aus Angst, dass genau dann die eigenen Zahlen kommen, wenn man aufhört zu spielen), machen die meisten trotzdem weiter. Deshalb noch einmal ganz klar: Die Chance auf sechs Richtige plus Superzahl liegt bei 1 : 140 Millionen. Es ist also wahrscheinlicher, von einem Hai attackiert zu werden, siamesische Zwillinge zur Welt zu bringen oder der nächste Bundespräsident zu werden (möglicherweise auch alles zusammen). Spart euch also das Geld, auch wenn es nur ein paar Euro pro Woche sind.

 



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          HC Wake-Up Call: Trump Says 'Tell People Not to Come to Our Country Illegally', Protests Over Trump's UK Visit & This Game Show Will Pay Off Your Student Debt      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Good morning, Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Trump Says “Tell People Not to Come to Our Country Illegally”

President Donald Trump said the solution to the federal covering not meeting a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant families is to “tell people not to come to our country illegally.”

When asked about the missed deadline while departing for Europe on Tuesday, Trump said, “That's the solution. Don't come to our country illegally. Come like other people do. Come legally.”

The Trump administration acknowledged on Monday that it would most likely the Tuesday deadline set by a San Diego federal judge for the federal government to reunite children under the age of five with their parents.

Trump, according to The Associated Press, also criticized Democrats for calling to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, saying that “Democrats want open borders, and they don't mind crime.”

Protests Over Trump's UK Visit

As President Donald Trump jets off to Great Britain, he will be greeted by demonstrators, a giant “Trump baby” and a musical protest.

According to CNN, Brits have sought to make 2004 Green Day hit “American Idiot” the number one tune in the UK by Friday, when Trump is set to arrive.

The “Get American Idiot to No.1 for Trump's UK Visit” Facebook page has been calling for the musical protest during a Trump visit to Britain, and since his trip was announced in April, the group has been pushing to get the song to number one.

The musical protest campaign has asked protesters to download the song Friday, July 6, and Friday, July 13, to get the song to the top of UK charts.

As of Tuesday night, “American Idiot” is at No. 18.

But that’s not the only protest taking place during Trump’s “working visit.”

According to CNN, during a “Stop Trump” march in London on Friday, a 19-foot-tall orange “Trump baby” balloon will fly as high as 98 feet in the air near Parliament.

Trump is set to meet with the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May, but won’t be spending too much time in London during the three-day visit to minimize encounters with protesters.

This Game Show Will Pay Off Your Student Debt

We all know the struggle of student debt. And as student debt gets harder to pay off, it looks like there might be a game show that will help you eliminate that debt.

*cue cheesy game show music*

Paid Off With Michael Torpey pit millennials against each other in a Jeopardy-style game as contestants win money to pay off their debt.

The show is meant to be satirical, but will point out the cold, hard truth about student debt issues in the country, Hello Giggles reports.

“One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,’” Michael Torpey, the show’s host and creator, told The Washington Post. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”

Torpey says he will implore people at the end each episode of the show to “call your representatives right now and tell them you need a better solution than this game show.”

Torpey said he came up with the idea for the after he booked an underwear ad to pay of his wife’s student loans.

“I know what we are doing is a little ridiculous,” Torpey said. “But in a way the show matched my family’s story. The only way we could pay off student loans was because I booked an underpants ad? That’s insane.”

“If [the government] want to fix this, I will pull the plug on [the show] immediately,” Torpey told Paste Magazine. “I will happily step aside if they step up and take control of the situation.

What to look out for...

Reese Witherspoon is getting her own unscripted series, and I’m so excited!


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… Seattle’s millennial-to-late-Gen-Xer jazz-informed musicians find themselves thwarting … younger crew of jazz-informed musicians, millennials to late Gen-Xers … band led by musician-comedian Reggie Watts, as … plays the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival on July 14. …
          Beyond Millennials: Influencer Marketing For Older Generations      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Despite all the millennial buzz, the real powerhouses in spending are the older generations.
          Comment on NWMLS: Listings surge as sales and prices soften a bit by Dustin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<b>RE:</b> <a href='#comment-272400' rel="nofollow">uwp @ 35</a> - Affordable market rate condos in the downtown core/periphery are the future for millennials hoping to buy homes, in my opinion. Barring a significant population decline of some kind, of course. I know they're mostly apartments now, but there's growing demand to live in central neighborhoods and developers are meeting that demand, with colossal projects cropping up all over those areas in recent years. I don't see a glut of residential housing happening in Old Seattle SFR neighborhoods like Wallingford or Green Lake, but I could see a glut of apartments in downtown, Belltown, Capitol/First Hill, etc, being converted to condos. I'd be worried about paying $1-2 million for a 2 bedroom apartment in the core right now, but the stately $1-2 million Craftsman in Queen Anne is probably a safe enough investment for the sufficiently heeled.<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('272401','Dustin',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('272401','Dustin','<b>RE:<\/b> <a href=\'#comment-272400\' rel=\"nofollow\">uwp @ 35<\/a> - Affordable market rate condos in the downtown core\/periphery are the future for millennials hoping to buy homes, in my opinion. Barring a significant population decline of some kind, of course. I know they\'re mostly apartments now, but there\'s growing demand to live in central neighborhoods and developers are meeting that demand, with colossal projects cropping up all over those areas in recent years. I don\'t see a glut of residential housing happening in Old Seattle SFR neighborhoods like Wallingford or Green Lake, but I could see a glut of apartments in downtown, Belltown, Capitol\/First Hill, etc, being converted to condos. I\'d be worried about paying $1-2 million for a 2 bedroom apartment in the core right now, but the stately $1-2 million Craftsman in Queen Anne is probably a safe enough investment for the sufficiently heeled.',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
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<b>RE:</b> <a href='#comment-272399' rel="nofollow">Notme @ 34</a> - No. I stand in solidarity with my fellow millennials hoping to buy homes.<div class="comment-remix-meta"><!-- --><a href="#" class="replyto" onclick="replyto('272400','uwp',''); return false;">Reply</a> — <a href="#" class="quote" onclick="quote('272400','uwp','<b>RE:<\/b> <a href=\'#comment-272399\' rel=\"nofollow\">Notme @ 34<\/a> \r\n- No.\r\n\r\n I stand in solidarity with my fellow millennials hoping to buy homes.',''); return false;">Quote</a></div>
          Kim Kardashian anuncia el lanzamiento de sus nuevas fragancias: las kimojis más millennial      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Si con la llegada del verano te encanta probar cientos de perfumes en busca del aroma más fresco y apetecible, eres de las nuestras. No dejamos pasar la oportunidad de descubrir un nuevo aroma que pueda convertirse en nuestro aliado con las altas temperaturas. ¿Quieres más repertorio? Kim Kardashian ha anunciado el lanzamiento de tres nuevos productos de su línea KKW Fragances: son los kimojis y si huelen tan bien como lucen, it's a match!

Tras el bombazo que fue su última fragancia, cuyo packaging era un molde perfecto del cuerpo de Kim Kardashian, llegan los Kimojis Fragances. Tres perfumes cuya presentación también se convierte en protagonista, aunque esta vez cambiando el cuerpo de la celebrity por algunos de los emojis más famosos de Whatsapp: menos explosivo y mucho más millennial y divertido, recordándonos más a los corazones que sacó recientemente. Así, KKW Fragances tiene opciones para todos los gustos.

Kimoji Peach

Presentado dentro del melocotón, pero con un twist. Contiene notas dulces de zumo de melocotón, mandarina, jazmín, flor del melocotón, vainilla, sándalo y musgo.

Kimoji Cherry

Con un packaging similar al del melocotón pero mucho más dulce e intensa. Tiene cerezas, fresas, flor de cerezo, gardenias, vainilla, madera, musgo y un toque de frambuesa.

Kimoji Vibes

Esta es la más exótica de las tres, con sandía, piña, manzana, bergamota, peonias, jazmín, madera de cedro, musgo y ámbar.

Las nuevas propuestas de KKW Fragances estarán disponibles en la página web de la firma a partir de 17 de julio, ¡habrá que correr para conseguirlas, que luego vuelan como pasa con todos los productos de Kim!

Fotos | @kkwfragrance.

En Trendencias Belleza | Los queremos: los nuevos perfumes de Kim Kardashian te conquistarán por su packaging.

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  • Several big-name companies, like Facebook, AmazonWalmart, or Netflix, have seen their stock prices skyrocket in the years or decades since they went public.
  • We took a look at what a $1,000 investment in 22 household names would be worth today, using historical price data from Yahoo Finance.
  • A $1,000 investment in Walmart in 1980 would be worth over $1.6 million today.

Early investors in some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook, AmazonWalmart, or Netflix, have seen their fortunes greatly magnified over the years.

Business Insider took a look at historical split- and dividend-adjusted price data from Yahoo Finance for 22 corporations that have become household names, and found what a $1,000 investment made back in the day would be worth as of their closing prices on July 3, 2018.

For companies that held their initial public offering or came into being after 1980, we used their IPO date as the starting point, and for older companies, we assumed an investment in early 1980.

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A $1,000 investment in Facebook after its May 18, 2012 IPO would be worth over $5,000 as of July 3, 2018.



A $1,000 investment in Netflix after its May 23, 2002 IPO would be worth around $326,000 now.



A $1,000 investment in Apple after its December 12, 1980 IPO would be worth around $8 million today.



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In looking for a TV show to review today, I realized that I have already reviewed many of the shows we are currently watching or looking forward to this summer. So, here is an overview of some of our favorite shows of summer, with links to prior reviews (including trailers).

My husband and I are currently watching two shows on cable that we were excited to see returning this summer, plus I am watching two network shows on my own:

Humans (BBC/AMC) is a unique sci fi drama set in the near future where there are lifelike androids that act like servants to humans and do menial work. Now, in the third season, many of the "synths" have become conscious (I'll save the surprise as to how and why for you to discover in prior seasons), leading to fear and violence among humans. This is an intense, exciting, and thought-provoking drama that we look forward to each week. Season 1 and season 2 are currently available for free on Amazon, with season 3 episodes starting at $1.99 or available for free On Demand or at the AMC website.

Salvation (CBS) is another sci fi show that started last summer and is back for a second season. The premise is that a giant meteor, large enough to cause a massive extinction event, is headed for Earth, and a small group of scientists and government officials are working hard to figure out how to stop it, with time running out. Of course, there are bad guys who want to take advantage of the impending disaster for their own gain. As the second season starts, word of the meteor has gotten out to the public, causing panic, and a terrorist group has taken control of the rescue efforts. As with many popular TV shows, the science is a bit iffy, but we enjoy this action-packed thriller. Season 1 is available free on Amazon or at CBS All Access. Season 2 is currently airing (3 episodes so far) and is available On Demand and on the CBS website (just those first 3).

Younger (TV Land) is one of my favorite shows, and I look forward to its return every summer! It's a dramedy about a 40-year old single mom who lies about her age to get back into the publishing world, after her 15-year hiatus for motherhood. I know, I know - that doesn't sound very believable that a 40-year old woman could pass as a 26-year old, but Sutton Foster is great in the lead role, with an excellent supporting cast, and the whole show is very well done. Now, in its 5th season, Younger just gets better and better as the lies pile up, and certain people in her life find out the truth. You can watch Younger on Amazon, with season 1 starting at $1.99 an episode or $7.99 a season. All 5 seasons are available for free On Demand (a rarity!) for cable subscribers.

The Bold Type (Freeform, formerly ABC Family) got me hooked last summer, with its first season. The show features three young women just starting out in the world of magazine publishing in NYC. The three millennials all work for a fashion magazine (clearly based on Cosmo) in the first season, though each has a different job and different career aspirations. The show follows their ups and downs with friendship, work, and relationships. It's a lot of fun and visually gorgeous, but it also digs into some serious issues like racism, immigration, and sexual harassment. Season 1 and Season 2 are both available on Amazon, starting at $1.99 an episode or $16.99 a season. A few episodes (including the first two of season 1 if you want to try it out) are available free at the Freeform website, and season 2 is currently available free On Demand for cable subscribers.

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Bosch (Amazon) is a favorite that is back for its 4th season. My husband and I are both big fans of the books, written by Michael Connelly, and love the TV series that brings the books to life, with Titus Welliver perfectly portraying LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. This is a straight-up detective series, with each season the adaptation of one of Connelly's best-selling novels. Season 4 is currently airing, based on the novel Angels Flight. Everything about this show is top-notch, from the cast to the writing to the carefully plotted mysteries. If you want to start back at season 1, all seasons are available free on Amazon Prime.




Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) is coming back for its 6th and final season on July 27. I CAN'T WAIT!!! This is one of my all-time favorite shows, and my husband likes it, too. The trailer for season 6 looks amazing (but poor Suzanne!):



A few that I haven't reviewed yet (but hope to soon):

Goliath (Amazon) is back for its second season. We enjoyed the first season of this legal thriller starring Billy Bob Thornton.

Breaking Bad (originally AMC, now on Netflix and Amazon) - yes, finally! Are we the last people on Earth to discover this show? We spent our 4th of July binge-watching it. I know the plot summary doesn't sound interesting, but it is a great show. Review to come soon, in case there are other late adopters like us.

Alias Grace (Netflix) is adapted from the historical novel by Margaret Atwood, based on the true story of a woman accused of murder in the 1800's. I recently enjoyed the book, so I've started the TV mini-series (2 episodes in so far), and it is very good.

GLOW (Netflix) is another new one for me, though it just started its second season. Based in part on real life, it is about the start of GLOW, Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, in the 1980's. I've watched a few episodes so far and am hooked!

There are more, but those are the main shows we are watching so far this summer!

What summer shows are you enjoying or looking forward to their return?
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Vegan Chocolate Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2018 -- Vegan food is considered an emerging trend at the moment and vegan chocolate is included in this. In the last couple years, the demand for vegan chocolates has surged considerable and the millennials are responsible for this. In a report, titled "Vegan Chocolate Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 – 2025," Transparency Market Research holistically studies various factors enabling growth in the market. It covers growth drivers and restrains besides highlighting opportunities and key threats for the market players. The report is intended at enabling stakeholders gain an informed perspective about the global vegan chocolate market.

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While vegan chocolate constitute a niche market, it is likely to grow stronger in response to the rising awareness about animal cruelty and health benefits. Veganism as a trend is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds. Adding to this are various initiatives adopted by animal right groups to make veganism a popular practice among consumers. The scenario favors growth of the global vegan chocolate market, which in the coming years is forecast to exhibit robust CAGR. With an increasing number of people choosing veganism, the market's size is likely to increase reasonably in the coming years. Spurred by the aforementioned factors the global vegan chocolate market will soon venture into the mainstream.

According to TMR, soaring health concerns are contributing factors turning an increasing number of people into a vegan lifestyle. In addition to the perception that vegan chocolates are healthier, the rising prevalence of lactose intolerance will create lucrative opportunities for the global vegan chocolate market. Also, strengthening the market is the launch of vegan chocolates in various flavors. Even several popular chocolate brands have started including vegan variants in their product portfolio.

The global vegan chocolate market can be segmented into bakery, beverages, confectionaries, and preserved foods in terms of application. On the basis of distribution channel, the global market can be classified into convenience store, hypermarket/supermarket grocery store, specialty store, and online retailing. Of these, growth witnessed in the online retailing segment is expected to be grow significantly in the coming years. The rising trend of making purchases online will drive the segment.

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In terms of end user, the global vegan chocolate market can be segmented into industrial, household, restaurant, bar, and hotel, and industrial. Among these, the demand from household segment is expected to grow considerably during the course of the forecast period. Regionally, Europe is anticipated to emerge dominant in the global vegan chocolate market. Besides this, North America will also offer lucrative growth opportunities to the market. According to TMR, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America will show moderate growth potential in the coming years.

Some of the leading companies operating in the global vegan chocolate market are Tofutti Brands, The Hershey Company, Kraft Foods Group Inc, The WhiteWave Foods Company, Lindt & Spruengli AG, and Divine Chocolate Limited.

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As Charles C. W. Cooke writes, the MSM seems to not be able to help itself from providing more evidence to make the public distrust the media. This week's example comes from an NBC reporter on Capitol Hill, Leigh Ann Caldwell, who tweeted out early yesterday that she'd heard from an anonymous source that Justice Kennedy and President Trump had been negotiating over Kennedy's retirement for months and Kennedy agreed to retire only when Trump agreed to nominate Brett Kavanaugh.
So that tweet got retweeted around 1600 times and all sorts of people were expressing outrage on Twitter (what a surprise!) and calling for an investigation. Some more hysterical commenters were implying that this supposed deal cast in doubt Kennedy's vote in the travel ban case as if there were some sort of quid pro quo involved in how Kennedy voted in that case. So liberals loved Kennedy until he retired and now they're furious and willing to accuse him of selling his position on a case in order to name his successor.

Later she tweeted that she was deleting the tweet because it gave the wrong impression that there was some sort of deal made. Ya think? Now her story is simply that Kennedy gave Trump a list of acceptable replacements. She added in that the secondary list that Trump issued of possible candidates was a blind just to get Kavanaugh's name out there.

So the reporter created this brouhaha based on one anonymous source and doesn't really know if her original tweet had any element of veracity in it. Way to go with reporting. Now major network reporters are putting rumors out there instead of trying to track down whether there is any truth to their stories or not. As Cooke writes,
Gosh, what a bombshell story! And the day after the nomination, too! Given that this has the potential not only to dominate the news cycle, but to filter down into the rhetorical arsenals of everyone who opposes Kavanaugh, one can only assume that its progenitor did her homework, right? After all, she isn’t some random; she’s a Capitol Hill reporter for NBC, and worked previously at CNN and in public radio. She knows how important it is to ensure that her story is solid. It would be absurd if her attitude were, “not sure about this one, better send it around the Internet just in case.”

....The point here is not that Caldwell is necessarily wrong. I am skeptical myself, and Leonard Leo has categorically refuted the charge, but it’s certainly possible that we’ll see more of this story. The point is that this isn’t journalism. Because she did no research, Leigh Ann Caldwell has allowed herself to be used as a laundry service for political rumor-mongering. Whether deliberately or not, she’s become part of a partisan fight. Irrespective of whether she wanted to, she has made herself a mouthpiece, not an arbiter. “I heard a rumor” is not good enough. It’s not professional. Do better — or quit complaining about your cavilers.
But that's how we roll these days.

I'm still trying to figure why it would be any story that a retiring justice had given the presidenta list of several possible replacements that he recommended. I suspect, but don't know, that that might be rather common especially when the retiring justice is of the same party as the president. And how surprising is it that Kennedy would recommend a former clerk, much respected in the legal community who also has a history of sending his clerks to clerk at the Supreme Court and whose opinions have been adopted by the majority on the Supreme Court?

Allahpundit, with his usual mordant wit, wonders what sort of leverage Kennedy might have had over Trump.
How would that negotiation have worked anyway? Purely as a psychological matter, does anyone really believe Trump would be willing to cede his most momentous kingly appointment power to Anthony Kennedy or anyone else? Besides, he still has two years left in his term and is more likely to have a redder Senate next January than a bluer one. He’s facing no time pressure that Kennedy could have used to squeeze Trump on replacing him with Kennedy’s own preferred candidate. (“If you don’t pick Kavanaugh I’ll stay on the Court another year and then you won’t get to appoint anyone!”)

Also, Trump being Trump, what would have prevented him from solemnly promising Kennedy that he’d appoint Kavanaugh if he retired and then turning around and breaking his promise? It’s not like Kennedy would have been able to un-retire. Nor could he have gone public about the deal he and POTUS allegedly reached. The lefty true believers in the quid pro quo theory are in the strange position of thinking on the one hand that Trump is a sleaze who’d absolutely make a bargain like this but on the other hand not so much of a sleaze that he’d stab Kennedy in the back by reneging on his promise to appoint Kavanaugh. It’s idiotic.
Yes, but, but, the reporter had an anonymous source! That always implies the truth, doesn't it?

Politico, meanwhile, has a different story about why Kavanaugh wasn't on the first list and why he was later added.
Kavanaugh and four others, including Barrett, were added to Trump's list late last year. Kavanaugh was kept off the first list because he was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and the president and his aides wanted the candidates on the list to heavily represent states that Trump carried in the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the matter.

He was added at the urging of his many backers in the conservative legal community.

Kavanaugh is “not a clear outsider,” said one former Republican senior administration official. “I don’t think he’d have stayed off the list given his support from the Federalist Society and Heritage and, most particularly, McGahn.”


Glenn Reynolds is exactly right
about how the over-the-top rhetoric on the left has been diluted of meaning.
As a lawyer messaged me on Facebook today, Kavanaugh will be Hitler, because whoever Trump nominated was going to be Hitler.

But, of course, when everyone’s Hitler, nobody’s Hitler, and the Democrats have been slinging the H-word around rather a lot for the past couple of years. When you have the hysteria turned up to 11 all the time, it has less traction when you need it. (As comedian Dennis Miller tweeted: “Just to keep things in perspective, or not, Trump could nominate either Amy Coney Barrett or Vladimir Putin tomorrow and the headlines would be exactly the same.” He’s not wrong).

Still, brace yourself for a lot of hysteria. But here’s a parting thought: If so much hangs on the appointment of a single person to the Supreme Court that it matters more than almost anything else in our politics, then maybe the Supreme Court matters too much. In a healthier republic, it would matter less.


William McGurn observes how willing Senator Durbin is to allow his red-state colleagues immolate their reelection chances by voting against Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Sure, that will probably mean they won't win reelection, but it's all worth it for the greater good.
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In Tennyson’s hands the light brigade’s disastrous frontal assault on Russian troops in the Crimean War produced some stirring verse. But suicidal charges are less advised for political parties. So it’s startling to hear a high-ranking member of the Democratic leadership call on the most vulnerable members of his own party to march into their own Valley of Death for the sake of rejecting Donald Trump’s pick to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

Mr. Durbin pitched his charge on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” The Illinois Democrat acknowledged that the resistance he is proposing could mean a smaller Democratic minority in the Senate.

Host Chuck Todd put it to Mr. Durbin this way: “Staying united to stop the Supreme Court pick could cost you red-state senators. Not fighting it as hard might allow the red-state senators to get re-elected and get Democrats in control of the Senate. That’s your dilemma.”

Sen. Durbin replied as follows: “It is a dilemma in one respect but not in another. I will tell you, the men and women that I work with on the Democratic side really take this seriously. They understand it’s an historic decision. It’s about more than the next election. It’s about what country the United States of America is going to chart as its course in the future on this Supreme Court. I think each and every one of them take that seriously, that personally. It goes beyond the next election.”
Not only is Durbin asking those senators to basically give up their jobs, something that, as a blue-state guy, he doesn't have to worry about, but he's also risking the chance that the Democrats would regain control of the Senate. That's a big sacrifice. Think of other judicial nominations that could come up over the rest of Trump's term that a Democratic Senate could block.
Now, it’s one thing for a gadfly such as Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders to be willing to give up seats. It’s another when such talk comes from the Senate minority whip. In effect, Mr. Durbin is admitting that a Supreme Court that limits itself to the law and Constitution—calling “balls and strikes,” as Chief Justice John Roberts put it during his own confirmation hearing—means a dead end for causes Democrats cherish but have given up trying to achieve through the democratic process, a k a passing legislation.

Mr. Durbin is making clear that more-moderate Democrat incumbents will be dragooned into the party’s war with Mr. Trump over the Supreme Court whether they can afford to or not. No doubt this approach resonates with the party’s donors and its activist wings in New York and California. But it won’t play as well in the red states where the most vulnerable Democratic senators are now fighting for their political lives.
And if several of those Democratic senators are defeated, Trump could just resubmit Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate. Those senators would have sacrificed all hopes of reelection for a mess of pottage. But hey, it would make the leftist donors and the #Resistance fringe happy and that seems to be what Durbin cares about.


Even if Kavanaugh's presence on the Court moves it more conservatively, the changes won't be the Apocalypse that liberals are forecasting.
Democrats will also claim that a new conservative 5-4 majority will mean the rollback of American rights from abortion to voting. Don’t believe it.

The change we expect would be a Court that returned to the role it played before the 1960s when the Justices became an engine of progressive policy. The American left is distraught because it fears losing the Court as its preferred legislature. A conservative Court won’t overturn liberal precedents willy-nilly. But we hope it will be inclined to let most political questions be settled where they should be in a democracy—by the political branches.

This still preserves for the Court a large role in protecting fundamental rights and the structure of the separation of powers that is a bulwark against tyranny. The Court has become far too embroiled in politics, which has undermined public faith in the law and Constitution.

We firmly believe that liberals have much less to fear from a conservative majority than they imagine. A genuinely conservative Court might even help progressives by liberating them to focus once again on the core task of self-government—persuading their fellow Americans through elections, not judicial fiat.
Imagine that!


Noah Rothman looks at how liberals have elevated abortion to the supreme issue for them. Now, as Rothman writes, they've fetishized abortion. They celebrate killing babies/fetuses as if it is something to brag about.
Michelle Wolf is the latest liberal talk-show host to confuse being provocative with cleverness. Adorned in cartoonish patriotic regalia evocative of “John Philip Sousa’s America,” Wolf spent her Independence Day staging a “salute to abortion.” The performance consisted of gushing over the life-affirming practice of voluntary pregnancy termination, a few off-color jokes, and some self-soothing techniques typical of “the party of science.” For example: “Some people say abortion is ‘killing a baby,’” Wolf noted. “It’s not! It’s stopping a baby from happening.” The more you know.
They're a long way from when Bill Clinton talked about making abortion "safe, legal, and rare."
In the intervening years, Americans on the left have composed even more preposterous devotionals to the practice of aborting fetuses. They’ve formed advocacy organizations with titles like “Thank God for Abortion,” advocated depicting abortion in cartoons aimed at young children, praised the destigmatizing effect of abortion jokes, and penned columns advocating the late-term abortion of children diagnosed in utero with autism. And while Democratic officeholders are cautious about mirroring their base’s off-putting pro-abortion enthusiasm, they are still content to vote with them when it counts. In 2016 and again in 2018, the party united to block a ban on aborting a child after the 20th week of gestation—when the child has a functioning heart and brain, and has developed fingers, toes, and external genitalia. Senator Dianne Feinstein called the effort an “attempt to harm women by criminalizing their healthcare.”

Liberal confidence is buttressed by polls that routinely show voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade by two-to-one margins. But virtually unfettered access to abortion is a similarly unpopular position. Since the mid-’70s, Gallup has found Americans prefer some restrictions on abortion rights. A 2017 Marist survey commissioned by the Knights of Columbus found nearly six in ten respondents backing a ban on the practice after 20 weeks with exceptions if the life of the mother is in jeopardy. That figure is virtually unchanged from 2013 when a Washington Post/ABC News poll showed that a majority support a 20-week ban. Dive deeper into the weeds, and you’ll be privy to heated arguments about what stage of the pregnancy actually constitutes 20 weeks (there is a valid debate on the matter), but none of this suggests that the general public has any stomach for reverential pro-abortion passion plays.

Almost from the moment that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, liberal commentators and columnists pronounced Roe v. Wade dead. They parsed the validity of arguments that had not been made in cases that had not been brought and they reached a predetermined conclusion. All the while, the activists to their left have made a golden calf out of abortion. When it comes to practice, the Democratic Party’s activist base is out of touch with the rest of the country, but they haven’t seemed to notice.
Those in the pro-life movement who oppose any sort of abortion or want limits for only rape, incest, or the health of the mother are painted as extremists. But those who want abortions legal up to birth are just as extreme. If people weren't so driven to their partisan corners, there is room for a reasonable middle position of abortion being legal in the first trimester with limits. That would be as extreme as...most European countries.


This is a wonderful story about Ray Allen and how he has become so dedicated to learning about the Holocaust and encouraging others, including all his teammates to learn about what happened. He wrote up his reflections at the Players' Tribune to explain to other people why he felt it was so important to visit Auschwitz. He tells a powerful story of a family of 10 Poles who hid Jews in a crawl space under the kitchen and how the Nazis came and took the family away.
There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long by five feet wide.

The owner of the house said, “They used to fit six people inside there. When the Nazis would come.”

His name was Tadeusz Skoczylas, and the house we were in had belonged to his family during World War II. It was a small brick house in the town of Ciepielów, Poland. It had a red roof that had seen better days. The front door was just a few steps off the street. In the backyard were a few barns and other small shacks.

I had been in Poland for a few days already, and the horror of the history I had experienced was overwhelming. But this was something different. This was so personal.

I’m looking at this tiny space. And I’m imagining six people down there, hiding from death. Six real people. Crawling through that little hole right in front of me. Not that long ago. It wasn’t a history book. It wasn’t a museum. It was right there.


Tadeusz explained that one day in 1942, Nazi soldiers visited the house on a tip. Someone in the village had told them that the family had been harboring Jewish people. There were supposed to be 10 Skoczylas living in the house. On this particular day, the youngest boy in the family was not home when the soldiers came by. The Nazis grew suspicious and began tearing the house apart. They found the hole and the crawl space, but the Jewish people the family had been hiding were not there. They had already moved on.

Without saying a word, the Nazis went next door to a neighboring family and took their young son. The punishment for hiding Jews was death for the entire family, and they had a quota to fill.

The soldiers took all 10 people out back and executed them right in front of those barns and shacks that are still standing there today.

When the little Skoczylas boy returned home, he found his entire family dead.
Allen goes on to explain why he encouraged every team he played for to visit the Holocaust Museum whenever they played the Washington Wizards. When he posted online about his visits to Poland, he got pushback from some trolls online about how he shouldn't be making a fuss about the Holocaust while there are still problems among American blacks. Ray Allen is having none of that.
When I returned home to America, I got some very disheartening messages directed toward me on social media regarding my trip. Some people didn’t like the fact that I was going to Poland to raise awareness for the issues that happened there and not using that time or energy to support people in the black community.

I was told my ancestors would be ashamed of me.

I know there are trolls online and I shouldn’t even pay attention, but that one sort of got to me. Because I understood where they were coming from. I understand that there are plenty of issues in our own country right now, but they were looking at my trip the wrong way. I didn’t go to Poland as a black person, a white person, a Christian person or a Jewish person — I went as a human being.
Good for him. It's a powerful essay and so very unexpected. How crazy that some people wouldn't want a black athlete to spend time learning about the Holocaust and helping others learn about it. But what can we expect from a country where two-thirds of millennials don't even know what Auschwitz is and 22% say they have never heard of the Holocaust or aren't sure they've ever heard of it?



          These are the reasons why millions of millennials can't buy houses      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Here's how much you would have made investing $1,000 in Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and 19 other major companies back in the day      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Several big-name companies, like Facebook, AmazonWalmart, or Netflix, have seen their stock prices skyrocket in the years or decades since they went public.
  • We took a look at what a $1,000 investment in 22 household names would be worth today, using historical price data from Yahoo Finance.
  • A $1,000 investment in Walmart in 1980 would be worth over $1.6 million today.

Early investors in some of the biggest companies in the world, like Facebook, AmazonWalmart, or Netflix, have seen their fortunes greatly magnified over the years.

Business Insider took a look at historical split- and dividend-adjusted price data from Yahoo Finance for 22 corporations that have become household names, and found what a $1,000 investment made back in the day would be worth as of their closing prices on July 3, 2018.

For companies that held their initial public offering or came into being after 1980, we used their IPO date as the starting point, and for older companies, we assumed an investment in early 1980.

Here's how much you'd have made investing in those companies back in the day.

SEE ALSO: Here's how much the typical millennial, Gen X, and baby-boomer worker earns in every US state

A $1,000 investment in Facebook after its May 18, 2012 IPO would be worth over $5,000 as of July 3, 2018.



A $1,000 investment in Netflix after its May 23, 2002 IPO would be worth around $326,000 now.



A $1,000 investment in Apple after its December 12, 1980 IPO would be worth around $8 million today.



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          Inside the lives of Mongolia's 'millennial monks,' who play basketball, pray for 12 hours a day, and visit the outside world only twice a year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • Thousands of Buddhist monks in Mongolia were killed under Communist leadership in the 1930s.
  • Today's millennial generation is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced, and young monks are finding a new set of challenges to keep their religion alive.
  • The leaders of one revered monastery are in their 20s and 30s, and are struggling to attract new students.


In Mongolia, the future of one of the world's oldest religions is in the hands of millennials.

Young Buddhist monks are increasingly being given control of Mongolia's monasteries as the religion struggles to find new blood.

The millennial generation of monks is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced to Mongolia in 1990. Prior to that, Buddhists in this sparsely-populated country faced deadly persecution — an estimated 17,000 monks were killed in Stalinist purges in the late 1930s.

Now, monks in their 20s and 30s are tasked with leading the next generation of Buddhist religious leaders. At one monastery in northern Mongolia, the monks alternate hours of religious study with games of basketball and the occasional phone call, a privilege reserved for people older than 25.

Here's what life is like for Mongolia's generation of millennial monks.

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The millennial generation of monks in Mongolia is the first generation to come of age since democracy came to the country in 1990. Before, under communist leadership, Mongolia lost thousands of monks to bloody purges.

Source: Reuters



Religious centers like the Amarbayasgalant Monastery are shells of what they once were. Before the purges, 800 monks resided at the monastery. Just 40 live there today.

Source: Reuters



Located in the seemingly endless grasslands of northern Mongolia, the monastery is struggling to attract and retain students.

Source: Reuters



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          The House of Tara’s Men designer bags, .carrying that Extra Edge for your Daily fashion!!!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The millennials are no longer shy to put convenience and utility also not compromising on fashion. ‘Men bags’ have surely come a long way from old distasteful style with boring patterns and colors to upmarket trendy in vogue fashion statement that complements an individual unique style. It’s an essential accessory to have in one’s ready […]

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          Cómo Dior ha conseguido el primer maquillaje multirracial para ‘millennials’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Rostros naturales, destellos de luz y tonos que se adaptan a todo tipo de pieles... De la mano de la 'maison' francesa nos colamos en el 'backstage' desde el que se dictan las tendencias 'beauty' de la temporada
          The #PlaneBae Saga Has Reached Its Final Destination: an Apology      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

After a journey that took it from anonymity to viral glory to mainstream recognition to widespread backlash in the span of a week, the saga of #PlaneBae has now seemingly reached its proper conclusion, ending, as so many internet episodes do, with an apology from its instigator. Rosey Blair, the woman who documented an airplane meet cute last week, posted the following statement on Twitter on Tuesday:

When Blair’s Twitter thread about a man and a woman sitting in front of her hitting it off on a flight from New York to Dallas first started circulating in early July, the internet went nuts for it. Blair was praised for capturing a flirtation in real time and creating a romantic comedy for the iPhone-addicted millennial set. It was only a few days later that a conversation about privacy started to bubble up to the surface, as onlookers expressed concern about the level of detail with which Blair recorded the story, as well as her apparent glee in all the attention she herself was getting for co-opting the lives of two strangers who had not consented to participating in the whole thing. The way the story affected its two subjects—a former pro soccer player named Euan Holden and a woman named Helen who declined to reveal her full name publicly—also illustrates a particularly dark truth about how the internet treats men vs. women. While Holden was happy to reveal himself and enjoy his 15 extra minutes of fame, Helen has faced harassment and reportedly was forced to shut down at least two of her social media accounts in order to avoid further abuse.

So now Blair has offered an apology. She mostly directs it toward Helen, explaining that when she posted the series of tweets, she didn’t anticipate all the negative attention that could result from them and that she feels ashamed for taking away Helen’s ownership of her own story. Blair says she understands that she may be too late but promises she’s done with the #PlaneBae story. In focusing on Helen, Blair may be overemphasizing Helen’s reaction to what happened rather than the intrinsic wrongness of her actions. Still, the apology reads as genuine and full-throated. But the internet is forever, mistakes are hard to undo—especially when they lead to real-world consequences like Helen’s harassment—and it’s easier to spark outrage than forgiveness. It’s not a given that an internet full of critics who were so quick to condemn Blair will be equally quick to accept her olive branch and move on.


          Academic Medicine Adopts the “Workplace of the Future”      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital knows the scene: doctors, nurses, residents, and interns huddling in the hallway discussing a patient’s care. For any number of reasons, that is not the best way to confer, but traditional academic medical centers offer few alternatives. The situation is exacerbated by the increase in adjunct faculty who lack even scattered departmental resources like office space. At the same time, millennials are entering academic medicine with even higher expectations—of greater collaboration, pervasive technology, and continuous connectivity.


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Depends on the age too. I'm assuming most folks in the survey with closer to $3 million in investable assets are the millennial generation who still have 25-35 years until they can collect Social Security. SS will be play money to them.
          These are the reasons why millions of millennials haven’t bought a house       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Homeownership among millenials is lower than their parents and grandparents. Here's why 

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I do not care for the millennials.

I'm fully aware their generation was the most lied to.
I'm fully aware they were trained and indoctrinated to be complete tools of socialism.
I am also fully aware they were essentially trained to be obedient hosts to other parasitic generations.

These handicaps aside, it's the arrogance and cockiness of this smug generation that gets me.  Never has such a generation been so completely brainwashed and easily duped, yet been so completely convinced of their faux intellectual superiority.  And so I watch them with great amusement as this generation suffers all while assuring me they know exactly what they're doing.

There is no more justified punishment for them than their own existence.

But there is more punishment on the way.  And while there is a chance millennials might listen and avoid this punishment, I'm going to have faith in their arrogance and assume they're too ignorant and close-minded to heed this warning.

The millennials have transferred roughly $10 trillion in their wealth through the higher education scam.  Yes, some of those trillions were indeed spent on quality degrees.  Yes, some millennials (1 or 2 of them, perhaps even 3) are gainfully employed, working real jobs and contributing to GDP.  But the majority of them wasted said $10 trillion on worthless pieces of paper, enriching baby boomer deans and Gen X professors.  What's worse is there was no said "wealth" to transfer.  Nearly all of them had no wealth to give and thus had to mortgage their futures to borrow the money to pay their Baby Boomer and Gen X socialist indoctrinators.

But if this wasn't enough they're about to fork over (by my estimations) twice that amount.  And this ever-so-roughly $20 trillion in wealth will come from the devil that is known as "luxury apartments."  Aka "rent." 

Understand that rent unto itself is not a scam like worthless college degrees.  Rent is a real service that provides real value and people should be happy to pay for it.  The real issue is whether that rent is worth it or not.  And here several clouds are forming to create the perfect storm of wealth-transfer from the smartest generation ever to its predecessors.

First, you had Obama (owned completely by the millennials) triple the money supply and expand upon (admittedly) GW's quantitative easing.  This has flooded the global asset markets, driving prices of stocks, bonds, mutual funds AND real estate up to pre-bubble levels.  While the artificially low interest rates and "free money" was meant to get the economy booming again, all it really managed to do was inflate asset prices.  And since housing prices are at all time highs against, this only drives up rents since low interest rates on high mortgages balances result in high rental rates. 

Second, we have replaced genuine economic growth and investment with bubble spending.  Be it government spending, quantitative easing, welfare or education spending, there is not any real investment occurring.  This may mean low unemployment, but don't expect wages to come up anytime soon.  And certainly don't expect company pensions and 30 years working at the same place.  In other words, millennials can expect to rent because they don't have the employment stability of those evil nasty racist and sexist 50's.

Third, and this is the key one, "where all the action is"

"Where all the action is" is a big lie that older generations have told younger generations for generations.  In the 80's baby boomer land lords in LA told my generation California and Los Angeles was where all the cool hip kids went.  In the 90's is was the Sex and the City gals that convinced thousands of Gen X women New York was the place to be.  But wherever it was, it was a major metropolitan area, with over priced rent and over priced drinks that all 20 somethings were convinced to move.  The only difference is in 1998 I was paying $300 for a studio apartment in downtown Minneapolis.  Today, it goes for $1,200.  But!!!!

"That's where all the action is kids!"

And this is how more wealth will be transferred from naive Millennials to Gen X and dwindling Baby Boomer land lords.  With housing prices so high, taxes so high, and all self-inflicted by the socialist voting millennials, nearly every major US town is unliveable.  You need $100,000 just to survive in San Francisco, $80,000 to make a go of it in Seattle, and New York is still the preserve of privileged white grad students or white women who have rich husbands as they finance their faux journalism career at XOJane.  But the millennials will line up in equal droves as they did for worthless college degrees in the 00's because "that's where all the action is."  The cool night clubs are there.  The completely-conformist-but-not-conformist hipster brew pubs are there.  Hot chicks that you're not supposed to like, but like anyway even though you fakely claim to like your tatted up nose-ringed roller derby millennial girlfriend, are also there.  And didn't you see the TV shows and listen to what your professors all said?  The cities are the most open-minded and progressive places on Earth!  That's where all the action is!

And so to capitalize off of this migration of sheep land lords and land owners are rushing to provide millennials the luxury and over-priced apartments they so desperately want.  Some so pricey they don't even list the price...because if you have to ask...you can't afford it...(but it's where the action is!!!).

The question is whether the millennials, who are now thoroughly ensconced in their 30's, are going to wise up and start becoming adults.  Are they going to buy property at reasonable rates?  Starter homes in blue collar neighborhoods?  Are they going to move to states where standards of living are higher, but not as exciting as Seattle or Portland?  Are they going to learn to fix their own properties and actually invest in something long term and more valuable than their Creative Writing degrees?

Or are the going to keep on keeping on like they have?

I know many of you millennials who tune in to the ole Capmeister are already well down the path of investment and adulthood.  I know you guys are well ahead of your peers when it comes to exercising true independent thought.  But for the rest of your generation, they are going to borrow $30,000 to buy Chevy Cruzes, add it to their $45,000 in student loans, and shell out $2,500 per month for a luxury apartment in the "cool, hip uptown area" because (say it with me now) "that's where all the action is."  Oh, and they'll be stuck in traffic-jammed shitholes like Portland and LA because they won't want to live in fly-over country with the loser "hicks" and their $150,000 ramblers.

I just don't want to hear these same millennial brats when they're 63 making the same complaints my baby boomer clients do today about "not having enough saved up for retirement."  But something tells me they will and they'll blame it on "patriarchy" or demand the government bail them out of their life-long track record of horrendously stupid decisions and mistakes.

Oh well, enjoy the decline.
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          7/11/2018: CITY + REGION: Marchand reaches out to community in mayoral bid      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

He’s met with business owners, labour and poverty activists, cyclists and millennials. He’s eaten honey balls at the Carousel of the Nations and shopped at the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market while talking to people about the city. Less than two weeks...
          A Viral Video Made Dollar Shave Club's Launch. Can Another Broaden Its Appeal?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The blade-subscription service is broadening awareness of its expanded product line--and making the case it's not just for millennials.
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I am a Generation X’er. Is it my parents' fault that the environment shaped my future behavior? No. It is the nature of technological evolution.
      
 
 

          Philly millennials are buzzing about beekeeping      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Beekeeping, once thought of as a "dying profession," is experiencing a resurgence.
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They are on track to replace 75% of their income, compared to 64% for Americans overall.

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          アルバイト|渋谷のデザイナーズカプセルホテルで働く夜勤スタッフ by 株式会社グローバルエージェンツ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ソーシャルアパートメントを運営するグローバルエージェンツが提案する新しいジャンルのライフスタイルホテルの夜勤スタッフを募集です。 現在、弊社は東京根津のHOTEL GRAPHY、沖縄のESTINATE HOTEL、札幌のHOTEL UNWIND、京都のTHE MILLENNIALS の四つのホテルを経営しています。 HOTEL GRAPHY http://www.hotel-graphy.com/ ESTINATE HOTEL http://estinate.com/ HOTEL UNWIND http://hotel-unwind.com/ THE MILLENNIALS KYOTO https://www.themillennials.jp/kyoto どのホテルも人と人の出会いから新しい可能性を広げる、グローバルエージェンツならではの新しい新しい「旅」の体験を提案しています。 今回は2018年3月オープン、東京渋谷の「The Millennials」で、ホテル運営に携わるメンバーを募集です。 The Millennials:https://www.themillennials.jp/ 「The Millennials」の特徴は、主に3つです。 ①世界で最も進化したカプセル「スマートポッド」を開発 The Millennialsの客室は、日本発で海外から注目を集めているカプセルホテルを応用した形態です。日本が生んだカプセルホテルをより進化させ、従来型のカプセルよりも圧倒的に高い居住性と機能性・先進性を備えた「スマートポッド」を新たに自社開発いたしました。 ②寝るまでを共用部で過ごすホテル The Millennialsのもうひとつの特徴は、価格帯としては宿泊特化型でありながら、ホテル全体の20%もの面積を共用部に割いている点です。フロント・ロビーの他、ワークデスク・ミーティングルーム・プレイゾーン・キッチン・ダイニングスペースといった充実した共用スペースがあり、宿泊者は全てのスペースを自由に利用することができます。 ③併設のコワーキングユーザーが核となりコミュニティを形成 The Millennialsは、共用部をコワーキングスペースとしても運用するため、長期的に利用するローカルのコワーキング会員により、安定したオープンなコミュニティが形成されます。 新しいライフスタイルを世の中に提案していこう、という気概を持った方からのお問い合わせをお待ちしています。 夜23時から朝7時までのフロント業務で、臨機応変に対応できる方、多国籍なお客様との交流を求める方を募集します! 【具体的な仕事内容】 ・受付/レセプション業務 ・チェックイン/チェックアウト対応 ・ゲストへの観光案内 ・館内清掃/見回り 【求める人物像】 ・大学生以上、幅広い年代の方を募集します ・学歴不問、経験・スキルなどは一切不問、人物重視の採用です。 ・未経験、フリーター、第二新卒、主婦(主夫)、シニア、U・Iターンの方など、歓迎いたします。ビジネスホテル、旅館での経験者ももちろん歓迎します。 ・ホテルはもちろん、アパレル、コンビニ、サービス業などでの接客業・接客販売経験も役立ちます。 ・海外からのゲストにも多く利用いただいております。英語や中国語など、外国語を活かせる環境です(もちろん使えなくても問題ありません) 【ダブルワーカー・学生さんにも嬉しい条件】 ・ブランクOK ・社会人未経験歓迎 ・扶養控除内に合わせたシフト調整(応相談) ・曜日や時間が選べる働き方、平日のみのシフトも可 ・家庭や子供の用事でお休み調整可 ・駅近、残業なし
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Pesky technology… it just won’t go away. Online lending platform fintech player (including mortgages) SoFi has launched a banking app (SoFi Money) in beta testing and expects it to be ready later this year. It includes a debit card that allows P2P payments and accepts mobile check deposits, offers combined checking and saving accounts for 1.1% interest, and up to 6 ATM withdrawals per month. The product will allow it to be both a financial hub and recommendation engine for its members. JPMorgan Chase has launched an all mobile bank called Finn targeting millennials and allows customers to do all their banking from their phone like opening accounts, making deposits, sending money, using Zelle, and accessing ATMs across the US. And Ellie Mae launched Encompass Consumer Connect allowing...(read more)

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          Millennials Are Terrible Neighbors, Says Science      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Two out of three millennials don’t feel like they belong…
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Look, I write for a Jewish publication. About Jews. All day. Every day. Which means it takes a lot to move me, especially when it comes to the never-ending torrent of bigoted drivel produced by Israel’s shrillest detractors. But this week, Roger Waters proved he still has the stuff, producing a masterpiece of hate that deserves a moment of consideration.

In his show in London’s Hyde Park last week, the former Pink Floyd frontman amused his fans by displaying political slogans on the Jumbotrons. They were precisely the sort of piffle you’d expect a muddle-minded rock star to hurl at his fans: “Resist the Military Industrial Complex!,” say, or “Resist Rattling Your Sabre at Iran.” That, for those keeping score at home, would be the same Iran that had just arrested a teenager for posting videos of herself dancing on Instagram, but let’s not spoil Waters’ fun. He has every right to dress up as the world’s oldest woke millennial, and his fans have every right to gobble up the pretentious bullshit he sells them for hundreds of dollars a ticket. But midway through the show, Waters veered from the ridiculous into the truly heinous.

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Camping appears to be continuing its comeback, thanks to experience-hungry Millennials. A new study from the NPD Group reports that while overall sales in the outdoor industry are falling, down 4% to $18.9 billion in the latest 12-month period, items like packs, outerwear and some camping are rising, according to Marketing Daily. Noting that passenger […]
          La guida ideale per i millennials: alla scoperta di Bushwick, Brooklyn (Parte 1)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Anche se non è forse così conosciuto come la celebre Williamsburg, Bushwick è un quartiere in piena crescita. Mentre i prezzi degli affitti continuano ad aumentare nel resto della città, questo quartiere nel nord di Brooklyn sta diventando il nuovo […]
          Phoenixville's Blobfest returns as the movie that inspired it turns 60      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"My businessman millennial from New York City is going to watch The Blob with his old man in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania," says Bill Jersey, art director of The Blob, who will join an ooze of enthusiastic fans celebrating Blobfest this weekend.
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Yes, your leg is wet. No, it's not raining.

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Still from Dirty Jobs.

The drama of the last few days (weeks/year?) has delayed my commenting on a post in New York magazine on the plight of workers. An employment report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests that while macroeconomic conditions couldn't be much better for American workers, life is not getting any better for them.

Adding to a July 4 Washington Post report, Levitz writes, "Piddling wage gains ... have left the vast majority of our nation’s laborers with lower real hourly earnings than they had in May 2017." Economists looking to explain that round up the usual suspects: automation, lack of innovation, higher-paid baby boomers retiring and being replaced by lower-paid millennials, etc. Though not arguing the point explicitly, the OECD report suggests instead a political explanation, Levitz observes, writing, "American policymakers have chosen to design an economic system that leaves workers desperate and disempowered, for the sake of directing a higher share of economic growth to bosses and shareholders."

It's not impersonal economic forces keeping American workers treading water, but economic policy:

American workers are more likely to be poor (by the standards of their nation). In the United States, nearly 15 percent of workers earn less than half of the median wage. That gives the U.S. a higher “low-income rate” than any other developed nation besides Greece and Spain.

We also get fired more often — and with far less notice. Roughly one in five American workers leave their jobs each year, a turnover rate higher than those in all but a handful of other developed countries. And as the Washington Post’s Andrew Van Dam notes, that churn isn’t driven by entrepreneurial Americans quitting to pursue more profitable endeavors:
[D]ecade-old OECD research found that an unusually large amount of job turnover in the United States is due to firing and layoffs, and Labor Department figures show the rate of layoffs and firings hasn’t changed significantly since the research was conducted.
Not only do Americans get fired more than other workers; we also get less warning. Every developed nation besides the U.S. and Mexico requires companies to give individual workers at least a week’s notice before laying them off; the vast majority of countries require more than a month. But if you’re reading this from an office in the U.S., your boss is free to tell you to pack your things at any moment.

Our government does less for us when we’re out of work than just about anyone else’s. Many European countries have “active labor market policies” — programs that provide laid-off workers with opportunities to train for open positions. The United States, by contrast, does almost nothing to help its unemployed residents reintegrate into the labor force; no developed nation but Slovakia devotes a lower share of its wealth to such purposes. Meanwhile, a worker in the average U.S. state will stop receiving unemployment benefit payments after they’ve been out of a job for 26 weeks — workers in all but five other developed countries receive unemployment benefits for longer than that; in a few advanced nations, such benefits last for an unlimited duration.

Labor’s share of income has been falling faster in the U.S. than almost anywhere else. Between 1995 and 2013, workers’ share of national income in the U.S. dropped by eight percentage points — a steeper decline that in any other nation except for South Korea and Poland.
A chart from the 2018 World Inequality Report paints a stark contrast:

Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining

The sitting president may boast about low unemployment, but it recalls the joke about the tourism-driven economy where I live: "There are a lot of good jobs in [insert your town here]. I know people who have two or three." Those jobs pay doodly-squat. In part by design:

On Monday, a group of 10 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia announced an investigation into "no poach" agreements, as they are known, at eight national fast-food chains. The investigators are seeking additional information from Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's, Panera, Dunkin' Donuts, Five Guys, Little Caesars and Popeyes.

The goal of the probe is to help quantify how many people are affected and how it affects workers' ability to move up the ladder, says Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania's attorney general.

"All you're doing there is holding people back; you're driving down wages and benefits and decreasing opportunity," Shapiro says. "We see that as being wrong, potentially violative of the law, which is why we are leading this investigation and trying to get to the bottom of it.
Wage growth has been slower than under George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, reports MarketWatch.

"[A]t the same time as they're able to admit that there are more jobs available in their area, [they're] equally likely or more likely to say that those jobs just don't pay what they used to, and that's a real problem," Democracy Corps managing director Nancy Zdunkewicz told Hill TV.

Social mobility has been stagnant since the 1970s, Drew Hanson writes at Forbes:
The chances of achieving the American Dream, which Stanford’s Raj Chetty defines as moving from the bottom fifth of income distribution to the top fifth, are almost twice as high in Canada than in the United States. Economic mobility is lower in the US than in most European countries.
The powerful, Hanson writes, have used their positions "to take an undeserved slice of the pie." Furthermore:
Recent research combines equality of opportunity and freedom of poverty to measure unfair inequality. From 1969 until 1980, levels of inequality in the US remained stable. From 1980 to 1995, total inequality increased but only weakly attributed to unfairness. From 1995 to 2012, inequality continued to increase, the majority of which due to unfairness. Overall, the amount of inequality explained by unfairness doubled from 1969 to 2012. Unfair inequality is higher in the US than any of the 31 European countries included in the study.
The chart above illustrates the trend.

As the president launches his trade war, he is not looking to help the American worker so much as find "wins" for himself. There are no indications any of his policies will do more to reverse inequality or restore the American Dream his supporters feel they have lost. That won't stop him from claiming he's worked wonders for them.

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          Seven Vermonters Play Tourist in Their Own State      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
You've probably heard the phrase "No man is a hero in his own country," coined by Australian World War I commander John Monash. Well, here's a related sentiment, updated and de-gendered: No one is a tourist in their own state. That's not strictly or always true, of course. But it's practically a maxim that many — most? — New Yorkers have never elevatored up to the top of the Empire State Building or boated out to Ellis Island. And, in Vermont, who among us can say we've visited all the state's sites and attractions? The recent debilitating heat wave aside, summer weather in Vermont lends itself to going out and doing stuff. We generally try to squeeze as much as possible into the short season. Sure, the state offers us plenty of self-propelled activities — hiking, jumping into bodies of water, foraging at the farmers market. But when we learned that one of our reporters — a nearly native Vermonter — had never been to the freaking Ben & Jerry's Factory, a mission was born. Combining an assignment with a little voluntary edutainment, seven reporters set out to tour something in Vermont. The only rules were that it had to be a guided tour and something they'd never done before. Their choices ranged from the historic to the agro to the simply scenic. Some locations were highly trafficked, others quieter. The presence of cute animals seemed to be a bonus. In the process, each writer got a taste of what Vermont's $2.5 billion-per-year tourism industry is all about. That is, before the foliage and the snow return. — Pamela Polston As Above, So Far, Far Below Guided quarry tour, rockofages.com As many Vermonters know, Barre is a city founded on granite — literally. Some folks raised in the Green Mountain State, myself included, may even have hazy memories of a granite quarry tour lodged deep in their psyche, tied tenuously to an elementary school geology unit. I'm no longer a third grader but an aging millennial, more excited now than years ago to visit this big, pretty hole in the ground. At roughly 600 feet deep, it happens to be the largest operating deep-hole granite quarry in the world. Our tour departed from the slick, glass-walled Rock of Ages visitors center, a multipurpose space that serves as gift shop, history exhibit and, as director of visitor services Todd…
          Say what? Millennials zouden minder goede buren zijn      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Straatfeesten, buurtbarbecues of even op de koffie bij de buurvrouw: het zit er voor veel millennials niet in. Althans, als we Amerikaans onderzoek mogen geloven. Twee van de drie millennials heeft niet het gevoel deel uit te maken van de buurt waarin hij of zij woont. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van het platform CNote waarvoor […]

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          Church of England Donations Down by Nearly $2M; Leaders Say Millennials Not Giving as Much      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Church of England has reported its first ever decline in planned donations since records started being kept, with some leaders pointing to millennials who are not giving as much as previous generations.
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“Paid OffWith Michael Torpey” lets students win cash to pay off their student loans

The best game show on the air right now isn’t Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, or even Nailed It! It’s TruTV’s semi-satirical yet all-too-real Paid Off With Michael Torpey. The show pits millennial contestants against each other in the hopes of wracking up enough cash to pay off their student loan debt.

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          Face It: If Your User Interface Design Would Embarrass a Millennial, You’re Doing It Wrong      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Most of us in the AV industry — especially the few “bratty” millennials — were not trained on how to use Windows, MacOSx … by the time wasted to get connected to the screen, to the phone conference, …
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          Inside the lives of Mongolia’s ‘millennial monks,’ who play basketball, pray for 12 hours a day, and visit the outside world only twice a year      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
29-year-old Lobsang Tayang is one of several millennial monks who are rejuvenating Buddhism in Mongolia.In Mongolia, today's millennial generation is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced, and young monks are finding a new set of challenges to keep their religion alive.
          American cities are so expensive that they could increase the risk of a ‘demographic time bomb’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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  • A new study suggests that trends in home prices are correlated with birth rates in the US. Researchers say that counties with the highest home value growth have seen the biggest birth rate declines.
  • The findings suggest that in some cities, housing is too expensive to financially support children.
  • The trend could contribute to a possible "demographic time bomb."
  • No matter where they live, millennial women are generally having children later in life  compared to past generations.

A rise in home prices affects how a community functions. It can change a neighborhood's storefronts, tax base, and even food prices.

Another result of expensive housing may be that residents have fewer babies. According to a new study from real-estate site Zillow, birth rates have dropped the most in cities that have seen the largest growth in home values since 2010.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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          4 Tips para que las marcas responsables lleguen a millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

En la actualidad, para hacer una campaña, las marcas tienen múltiples enfoques que deben considerar: Desde contemplar a las nuevas generaciones y sus necesidades comerciales, hasta atender las consecuencias del efecto desmedido en el consumo. De esta manera, las organizaciones luchan de forma continua por el cuidado del medio ambiente, ya sea recogiendo firmas online para que se […]

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          American cities are so expensive that they could increase the risk of a ‘demographic time bomb’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

kid child street nyc

  • A new study suggests that trends in home prices are correlated with birth rates in the US. Researchers say that counties with the highest home value growth have seen the biggest birth rate declines.
  • The findings suggest that in some cities, housing is too expensive to financially support children.
  • The trend could contribute to a possible "demographic time bomb."
  • No matter where they live, millennial women are generally having children later in life  compared to past generations.

A rise in home prices affects how a community functions. It can change a neighborhood's storefronts, tax base, and even food prices.

Another result of expensive housing may be that residents have fewer babies. According to a new study from real-estate site Zillow, birth rates have dropped the most in cities that have seen the largest growth in home values since 2010.

Sarah Mikhitarian, a senior economist at Zillow, says this may not be a coincidence.

"Past research has examined how rising housing costs are contributing to delays in a handful of key life milestones, like getting married and purchasing a first home — both of which are common steps toward starting a family," she told Business Insider. "And many people strive for financial stability before becoming parents."

After calculating median home value growth percentages across 214 US counties from 2010 to 2016, Zillow grouped them into four ranges. Counties that saw their median home price decline from 2% to 28% were considered to have the least home value growth. Counties where home prices increased anywhere from 30% to 66% were labeled as places with the highest home value growth.

The researchers then compared those figures against the CDC's fertility data for women ages 25 to 29 over the same period. The chart below shows a correlation:

birth rates decline as home values grow

San Francisco's median home price increased by 61% from 2010 to 2016, while the city's fertility rate fell by 22% over the same period. In Davis County, Utah, home prices rose by a mere 4%, and birth rates decreased by just 8%. East Baton Rouge, Lousiana's median home price decreased by 3%, and fertility rates actually rose by 9%.

Mikhitarian admits the study has a few caveats. For one, an area's rising home prices may have nothing to do with its declining fertility rate. Young people who settle in cities are generally less likely to have children compared to those who live outside urban areas.

In addition, the researchers only considered the fertility rates of women in their late 20s — a limitation since millennial women are having fewer children than past generations.

In 2017, the US birth rate hit an all-time low, according to the CDC. Women in the US gave birth to around 3,853,472 babies last year — a 5% drop from 2000. Until 2008, the national fertility rate for women in their 20s was around replacement level (the rate at which a generation can replicate itself). But it's been declining ever since.

The trend of women in cities having fewer babies could contribute to something economists call a "demographic time bomb." When there are not enough young people entering the workforce to replace older workers and pay into social security — at the same time that longevity increases — that can shrink the economy over time.

Social scientists attribute this multi-decade trend to an overall growth in women's access to birth control and sex education, an increase in education and career opportunities for women, and shifting societal ideals around gender roles.

That said, the data may highlight a somewhat unexpected way the nation's affordable housing crisis is affecting the millennial generation. If a woman in her 20s chooses to buy a home in an expensive city, she may wait to procreate until she can afford diapers, pediatrician visits, and a crib. Or she may decide to forgo biological children altogether.

SEE ALSO: Americans are staying single longer than ever, and it’s changing modern marriage in 3 major ways

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          American cities are so expensive that they could increase the risk of a ‘demographic time bomb’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

kid child street nyc

  • A new study suggests that trends in home prices are correlated with birth rates in the US. Researchers say that counties with the highest home value growth have seen the biggest birth rate declines.
  • The findings suggest that in some cities, housing is too expensive to financially support children.
  • The trend could contribute to a possible "demographic time bomb."
  • No matter where they live, millennial women are generally having children later in life  compared to past generations.

A rise in home prices affects how a community functions. It can change a neighborhood's storefronts, tax base, and even food prices.

Another result of expensive housing may be that residents have fewer babies. According to a new study from real-estate site Zillow, birth rates have dropped the most in cities that have seen the largest growth in home values since 2010.

Sarah Mikhitarian, a senior economist at Zillow, says this may not be a coincidence.

"Past research has examined how rising housing costs are contributing to delays in a handful of key life milestones, like getting married and purchasing a first home — both of which are common steps toward starting a family," she told Business Insider. "And many people strive for financial stability before becoming parents."

After calculating median home value growth percentages across 214 US counties from 2010 to 2016, Zillow grouped them into four ranges. Counties that saw their median home price decline from 2% to 28% were considered to have the least home value growth. Counties where home prices increased anywhere from 30% to 66% were labeled as places with the highest home value growth.

The researchers then compared those figures against the CDC's fertility data for women ages 25 to 29 over the same period. The chart below shows a correlation:

birth rates decline as home values grow

San Francisco's median home price increased by 61% from 2010 to 2016, while the city's fertility rate fell by 22% over the same period. In Davis County, Utah, home prices rose by a mere 4%, and birth rates decreased by just 8%. East Baton Rouge, Lousiana's median home price decreased by 3%, and fertility rates actually rose by 9%.

Mikhitarian admits the study has a few caveats. For one, an area's rising home prices may have nothing to do with its declining fertility rate. Young people who settle in cities are generally less likely to have children compared to those who live outside urban areas.

In addition, the researchers only considered the fertility rates of women in their late 20s — a limitation since millennial women are having fewer children than past generations.

In 2017, the US birth rate hit an all-time low, according to the CDC. Women in the US gave birth to around 3,853,472 babies last year — a 5% drop from 2000. Until 2008, the national fertility rate for women in their 20s was around replacement level (the rate at which a generation can replicate itself). But it's been declining ever since.

The trend of women in cities having fewer babies could contribute to something economists call a "demographic time bomb." When there are not enough young people entering the workforce to replace older workers and pay into social security — at the same time that longevity increases — that can shrink the economy over time.

Social scientists attribute this multi-decade trend to an overall growth in women's access to birth control and sex education, an increase in education and career opportunities for women, and shifting societal ideals around gender roles.

That said, the data may highlight a somewhat unexpected way the nation's affordable housing crisis is affecting the millennial generation. If a woman in her 20s chooses to buy a home in an expensive city, she may wait to procreate until she can afford diapers, pediatrician visits, and a crib. Or she may decide to forgo biological children altogether.

SEE ALSO: Americans are staying single longer than ever, and it’s changing modern marriage in 3 major ways

Join the conversation about this story »

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          Good Customer Service: July 11, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
TWS News: Slurpee Day - 00:20 Best Friends Game - 4:03 TWS News 2: Motion Sickness Glasses - 12:50 Good Customer Service - 16:29 Instagram Questions - 21:52 Blog Report - 24:02 My Theory Is: Millennials & Motorcycles - 27:48 Least of These: Everybody Loves Toto's "Africa" - 34:49 What Made Someone Rich - 37:36
          Aftercast - Mythical Creatures as Pets: July 11, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We wonder why millennials don't care for cereal, Bekah is thankful for some good news for once, Reese Witherspoon wants to be Oprah, Kim Kardashian is not impressed right now, online comments are getting out of hand, and we're asked which mythical creature we would like to have as a pet.
          LG e BTS: conheça o K-Pop, a experiência musical dos novos millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

O K-Pop é um gênero musical que nasceu na Coreia do Sul e nada mais é do que o Korean Pop, ou Pop Coreano. Está cada vez mais popular ao redor do mundo, e um dos seus principais expoentes é o grupo BTS. Sabendo de tudo isso, a LG foi atrás do hype. O BTS […]

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          Chiclayo: InnovApp capacita a 60 candidatos de Lambayeque      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
- Este año se tiene por objeto capacitar a los candidatos a distritos, provincias y región en Lambayeque y Cusco-


El pasado 5 de julio, unos 60 candidatos y equipos políticos de Lambayeque participaron en el Taller de InnovApp -Innovación y Apertura en las Políticas Públicas- realizado en el Hotel WinMeier en la ciudad de Chiclayo.

La sesión plenaria estuvo a cargo de Elaine Ford, Directora de Democracia & Desarrollo Internacional (D&D Internacional), quien expuso el tema “Democracia digital y el impacto de la tecnología en la gobernabilidad” donde mostró tendencias en el uso de Internet, la presencia de millennials y cifras electorales en el Perú. Asimismo, presentó los casos de estudio sobre los gobiernos locales y e-participación en la Unión Europea y Francia.

Jimena Sánchez, Directora de Datos Abiertos Perú expuso sobre “Innovación pública para un Gobierno Abierto”, luego Oscar Capuñay, Founder y CEO en CursoPlus tuvo a su cargo el tema “Avances tecnológicos al servicio de los gobiernos locales” y finalmente Alan Saavedra, CEO de Itnovate Perú disertó sobre la “Modernización y colaboración ciudadana en la gestión pública” y mostró la última tecnología que viene desarrollando para favorecer a la población de la región y con miras a extenderlo a nivel nacional.

“La posiblidad de estar en regiones nos ha permitido capacitar a los diversos candidatos y los representantes de los partidos políticos regionales sobre temas referentes al uso del Internet en posiciones de liderazgo desde las entidades públicas. Les mostramos cómo afianzar su autoridad mediante la construcción de administraciones modernas, siendo la tecnología el principal motor para lograr más innovación y cercanía con la ciudadanía”, manifestó Elaine Ford.

InnovApp se ejecuta en el marco del Programa sobre Democracia Digital que promueve D&D Internacional en el país con el auspicio de la Fundación Konrad Adenauer en el Perú, a fin de capacitar y sensibilizar a toda entidad pública nacional sobre la necesidad de renovar la manera de diseñar sus políticas públicas.

El objetivo de este Taller fue aplicar una metodología mixta, con teoría y aplicación de casos, para dotar a los candidatos regionales con conocimientos concernientes al diseño de las políticas públicas en tiempos contemporáneos. InnovApp apuesta por lograr mayor modernización, transparencia y colaboración en sus jurisdicciones. Durante el 2017 InnovApp se impulsó en diversos gobiernos locales de Lima y el Callao, logrando capacitar a 142 altos funcionarios ediles.

Pueden ver el álbum de fotos del Taller en Chiclayo en la cuenta oficial en Facebook de D&D Internacional:
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          Phoenixville's Blobfest returns as the movie that inspired it turns 60      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"My businessman millennial from New York City is going to watch The Blob with his old man in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania," says Bill Jersey, art director of The Blob, who will join an ooze of enthusiastic fans celebrating Blobfest this weekend.
          ‘The Year Of Spectacular Men’ Is ‘Reality Bites’ For Millennials      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gen X? Millennials? It doesn't matter. The ambiguity and abject terror surrounding adulthood is timeless.
          This Is the Number One Reason Why People Don’t Unplug From Work While on Vacation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Millennials have "vacation request anxiety."
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Camping appears to be continuing its comeback, thanks to experience-hungry Millennials. A new study from the NPD Group reports that while overall sales in the outdoor industry are falling, down 4% to $18.9 billion in the latest 12-month period, items like packs, outerwear and some camping are rising, according to Marketing Daily. Noting that passenger […]
          10 Parents on Their Favorite Thing in the Freezer Aisle for Absolutely Easy Dinners — The Grocery Store Freezer Aisle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The freezer is making a well-deserved comeback, although savvy — or just plain busy — home cooks may scoff at the idea of it being a "return" to grace. Because when you have to throw a well-rounded family dinner together in a mad rush on a regular basis, you probably never left the freezer behind. In fact, it may hold your secret weeknight cooking weapon. It certainly does for these parents.

I asked 10 busy parents to share their favorite things in the freezer aisle that make dinner easy on their busiest nights. Check out their answers.

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          Beyond Millennials: Influencer Marketing For Older Generations – Forbes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ForbesThere are over 270,000 Google results for the search term “marketing to millennials.” This demographic is set to officially become the largest living adult generation in 2019, with population numbers soaring to 73 million. It’s no wonder so many brands … …read more Source:: Influencer Marketing News By Google News
          Can I Start a Business While Still in Debt?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Are you in debt? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is a resounding yes. According to recent Federal Reserve statistics, the average American household has about $182,000 in mortgage debt, $50,000 in student loan debt, over $29,000 in auto loans and nearly $17,000 in credit card debt.

But should you let debt hold you back from starting your own business?

 

More than half (52 percent) of millennials have student loan debt, according to an EIG study, and 43 percent believe it limits their career options. If you manage your new business wisely, however, there’s no reason debt should put a damper on your entrepreneurial dreams.

 

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Key questions about personal debt

 

How much debt do you have, and what kind of debt is it? There’s a difference between a $180,000, 30-year mortgage and $180,000 worth of student loans. There’s also a difference between carrying a credit card balance at 16.73 percent APR (the current average) and mortgage debt at 3.5 percent interest.

 

If your debt is manageable, making payments on time can actually make it easier for your startup to access capital by improving your personal credit rating. But if your debt-to-income ratio (your monthly debt payments divided by your monthly gross income) is too high, your loan options will be limited. A debt-to-income ratio of 35 percent or less is good; over 50 percent spells trouble, according to Bankrate.com.

 

Financing your business when you're already in debt

 

If your current debt makes getting a business loan unrealistic, you still have plenty of options:

  • Reduce your monthly debt load. Refinance or consolidate outstanding loans to lower interest rates and reduce monthly payments. If you’re racking up interest on your credit card balances, find a low or zero balance transfer offer.
  • Start a low-cost business. A service business using equipment you already own (like your laptop) is ideal. If you do need equipment, consider leasing, equipment loans, or buying used equipment. Working from home will save you money, too.
  • Be frugal. If you’re a recent college graduate with student loan debt, now is the time to live in your parents’ basement—0r childhood bedroom. If you're not willing to live with your parents, forgo spending on a social life, or subsist on ramen, you may not be ready to be an entrepreneur.
  • Is your heart set on a product-based business? Try a crowdfunding website like Kickstarter to solicit donations from consumers who believe in your product idea. Essentially, they give you the money to make your product by purchasing it in advance.
  • Tap into friends and family. Will friends and family invest in your business in return for a share of ownership, or lend you startup capital? If you do accept a loan from a loved one, be sure to draw up loan documents and treat the loan seriously.
  • Start a part-time business. If you need income from your job to handle your debt load, look for a business you can launch part-time, working at nights or on weekends. Some entrepreneurs get part-time jobs to pay the bills and devote the rest of their time to their startups.

 

Rules to live by

 

Once your business is off the ground, getting a business credit card for necessary purchases is a good idea. Just be sure to keep the balance manageable and make payments on time to build your business’s credit rating.

 

     Related Content: What's a Business Credit Score

 

Make your personal debt payments on time, too. As a startup business owner, your personal credit rating affects that of your fledgling business. Since your business doesn’t have a track record yet, lenders use your personal credit rating as an indicator of your company’s creditworthiness.

 

     Related Content: How Your Personal Credit Impacts Your Business Credit

 

As your business begins generating income, resist the temptation to use it to pay down personal debt. Instead, put the profit back into building your business. The more you bootstrap your business growth, the faster your business will become profitable—and the sooner you can pay off all your debt.

 

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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO and Co-founder of GrowBiz Media, a custom content and media company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship, and the blog SmallBizDaily.com. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Rieva has been covering America’s entrepreneurs for more than 30 years. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media, Lesonsky was the long-time Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine. Lesonsky has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and numerous local and national television programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Martha Stewart Show and Oprah.

 

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          Think Vice Media’s workplace culture is getting better? Ask Desus and Mero      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The two former Viceland stars say they were treated pretty poorly on their way out the door.

Vice Media has long been known as the Bad Place Where Millennials Want To Work. For years, it’s been rumored to have had a permissive work culture that lets unprofessional conduct run amok. Numerous stories have also described how the company allegedly underpaid employees and expected outlandish results. For instance, an unnamed senior manager was quoted in New York magazine earlier this year describing Vice’s “22 Rule:” “Hire 22-year-olds, pay them $22,000, and work them 22 hours a day.”

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          Student loan game show “Paid Off” is the most 2018 TV show ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

“Paid OffWith Michael Torpey” lets students win cash to pay off their student loans

The best game show on the air right now isn’t Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, or even Nailed It! It’s TruTV’s semi-satirical yet all-too-real Paid Off With Michael Torpey. The show pits millennial contestants against each other in the hopes of wracking up enough cash to pay off their student loan debt.

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          10 Parents on Their Favorite Thing in the Freezer Aisle for Absolutely Easy Dinners — The Grocery Store Freezer Aisle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The freezer is making a well-deserved comeback, although savvy — or just plain busy — home cooks may scoff at the idea of it being a "return" to grace. Because when you have to throw a well-rounded family dinner together in a mad rush on a regular basis, you probably never left the freezer behind. In fact, it may hold your secret weeknight cooking weapon. It certainly does for these parents.

I asked 10 busy parents to share their favorite things in the freezer aisle that make dinner easy on their busiest nights. Check out their answers.

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Hannah Gadsby builds her break-out Netflix stand-up special Nanette around an ingenious transgression. After wryly unwinding the basics of her autobiography—she’s a lesbian from Tasmania, where she faced intense bigotry—she enacts a second coming out, of sorts: She’s quitting comedy. “It’s probably not the forum to make such an announcement,” she says impishly, “in the middle of a comedy show.”

To an American audience, it verges on obscene to repudiate comedy like this. “We have praised [humor] so much that we have started an insincere cult,” the now-forgotten humorist Frank Moore Colby groused in his 1904 book Imaginary Obligations. A hundred years later, the cult is a full-fledged religion. As Ken Jennings writes in Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our Culture (released just a few weeks before Nanette), “our god” is “funniness.” He cites, among other data, a recent survey finding that 88 percent of millennials define themselves by their sense of humor. “Don’t get me wrong,” says Jennings. “I’m still laughing, but it feels unsustainable.”

Gadsby is fine not laughing. After announcing her resignation, she starts calling back to material from earlier in the performance—commenting on it directly, echoing a phrase, extending a metaphor—to reveal new, painful layers of meaning. Near the beginning, we hear a funny story about an encounter with an ignorant homophobe; much later, we learn that it ended with Gadsby getting brutally beaten. She had minimized her trauma to get a laugh from the audience. For Gadsby, this kind of self-erasure is an expression of deep shame—but the alternative, raging polemic, is no better. “I don’t want to unite you with laughter or anger,” she says. “I just need my story heard.”

The response to Nanette has been ecstatic. Critics have called it “radical, transformative,” and “devastating,” a “game changer” that “rewrites the way we tell jokes.” On Twitter, where close-captioned stills have circulated as memes, people like it even more. I share the enthusiasm: I saw Gadsby perform a version of the show in New York, in April; cried during the gay parts; and sent my parents. The special’s “rapturous reception,” wrote Rachel Syme in the New Republic, “may be a sign that the industry is changing, or at least that it is in desperate need of change.”

Something is changing, but it’s broader than the comedy industry. Nanette challenges an idea of comedy, humor as truth-telling, that passed as common sense until pretty recently. Over the past two years, that idea has come in for a bruising—if not on the stage, certainly in the public square, where buffoonish politicians, racist trolls, and abusive comedians have stoked a debate about the perils of irony. This show ought to be seen as a product of that debate: When you take the anti-irony train all the way to the end of the line, one place you can end up is Nanette.

But the tracks branch in many directions. The trails that minority groups have blazed through American popular culture—the ways these groups have figured out how to entertain the general public without sacrificing dignity—form a vast network. The stand-up tradition in which Gadsby has worked is one path, but there are others, and they’re seeing plenty of new traffic.

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Stand-up itself was once a new path: the means by which members of one American minority, heterosexual Jewish men, exploited and transformed their image in popular culture. “To be a Jewish comedian … meant to think of civilization as a scam,” John Limon writes in his theoretical examination of the art form. Stand-up was a sort of consensual scamming, a mutually sadomasochistic relationship between performer and audience: The comic “wishes to humiliate them and they submit; but they think he is childish for craving their unchallengeable approval, and they know this.”

Limon links the development of stand-up to the rise of the suburbs, an idealized American pastoral environment. The aim of the early stand-ups was to forge—in the midst of the squalid city, a swamp of mistrust—a little suburbanoid paradise. The way to be true was to acknowledge, communally, that no one was true. Or, as Gadsby puts it, “Nobody is leaving this room a better person. We’re just rolling around in our own shit here.”

That sentiment, arguably the mission statement of Lenny Bruce, lands in 2018 as a punchline, a heresy. It wouldn’t get the big laugh it does, though, if the audience weren’t primed for it—not by professional comedy but by the past few years of news, which have steadily fed suspicion that humor itself might be part of how the big scam works.

Nanette is highly alert to this context. After suggesting that uptight white men might benefit from (repurposing an earlier refrain) a “good dicking,” Gadsby excuses herself for the “locker room talk”: “Just jokes, just banter.” It’s one of the first times she veers from placating the crowd to bullying it—at the performance I saw, she screamed it at an individual male audience member—and it conjures up a whole linguistic crisis. The phrase locker room talk lost all its credibility in one appalling instant, but just jokes—and just kidding, not to mention just trollinghave lost theirs, too, over time.

There were clear inflection points: in August 2016, for example, when Trump joked that “Second Amendment people” would be the only remedy to judges appointed by his opponent. In response to that comment, in a viral Twitter thread about just joking, a lawyer named Jason P. Steed declared that “nobody is ever ‘just joking’ ” because “humor is a social act that performs a social function” (with the “big caveat” in tweet No. 20 that humor “is complicated” and “always a matter of interpretation”). Steed’s thread was touted in left-wing media, where Trump-as-comedian remained a source of anxiety until we had to deal with Trump-as-president.

Other commentators, in the panicked months after the election, set out to tear the veil of irony from the ideology of the alt-right (which had been squabbling over its ideology for months). The violence at Charlottesville, Virginia, seemed to fulfill the darkest of these warnings, to prove that all the trolls had meant it since the beginning. In a prescient essay published in the Baffler in the rally’s immediate aftermath, Angela Nagle judged that “ironic dodges” had now become “foreclosed to the alt-right.”

Anxiety about humor in politics turned out to be good practice for anxiety about humor in comedy. When Louis C.K.—an icon of comic abjection—was exposed as a serial sexual harasser, critics reassessing his work all but classified him as a troll. Far from “brutal honesty,” his art now felt “like a smokescreen,” David Sims wrote in the Atlantic, “less truthful and even more self-involved.” Slate’s Willa Paskin described Louie as “a kind of propaganda for the decency of Louis C.K.” This spring, when Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault, Wesley Morris branded Cliff Huxtable “a smoke screen for his ghastly conquests” in the New York Times.

Those denunciations apply specifically to confirmed sexual predators. The shift in critical thought, however, has reflected—and presumably propelled—a shift in the practice of comedy. (Nanette has a critical sibling in Lauren Berlant’s essay about Al Franken, on the thin line between joking and predation.) It’s no longer merely childish for a performer to crave approval from an audience: We know that that approval can be converted into real power and abused.
It’s not so funny to go around presenting yourself as an honest huckster, as the only pervert or scammer who’s willing to admit it.

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But you don’t have to redeem that squalid city, the swamp of mistrust in which stand-up took root. You can leave it all—the city, the stand-up—behind; you can walk out of Sodom. Nanette plays out as a farewell not only to comedy, but also to the city and its meanings: the melting pot, the violent mob. Gadsby explains that the idea for the show originated in a small town. It’s there that she met the eponymous Nanette, a humorless barista (a “furious thumb in an apron,” as Gadsby put it at the live performance I saw). Gadsby’s case for humorlessness is also an apology for the rustics: the Nanettes, the Tasmanians, above all Gadsby’s mother—whom Gadsby echoes in her epilogue when she asks that the audience think “with minds of their own.”

That reluctance to “unite” her audience may be the most radical thing about Gadsby’s act. If “the theme of the comic,” as Northrop Frye writes, is “the integration of society,” Nanette is nearer to the tragic: a tale of society’s disintegration, centered on someone who has both perpetrated and suffered from its dysfunction. It really does hit the beats of tragedy, climaxing in an anagnorisis—Gadsby’s realization, about her coming out, that she “froze an incredibly formative experience at its trauma point and turned it into jokes”—followed by a peripeteia, utter humiliation, her cry that it would have been “more humane” to kill her than to subject her to the life she has lived. After resolving on a kind of exile (she can “fit in” nowhere), she pleads with the audience to “take care of my story,” striking a familiar chord:

If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart

Absent thee from felicity a while,

And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain

To tell my story.

Though capital-T tragic wisdom may be rare in stand-up, Gadsby is not alone among comics in her affinity for the deadly serious. Jason Zinoman of the New York Times, in his list of the comedy highlights of 2017, noted that “the most memorable moments of the year were not funny,” and included among them the finale of Nathan for You, which—like Nanette—restores humanity to the butt of a joke through straight-faced storytelling. In Vulture’s list of the best stand-up specials last year, Jesse David Fox gave the top spot to Jerrod Carmichael’s pensive 8, writing that it made him wonder, “How funny should stand-up be?”

This seriousness can, like Gadsby’s, be a kind of feminist protest. Rachel Withers, reviewing Nanette for Slate, cataloged “a wave of female comedians,” including Amy Schumer and Cameron Esposito, “turning around to say, ‘Actually, that’s not funny’ of their own jokes.” Eighth Grade, the first feature film from Bo Burnham—whose stand-up material has dealt obsessively with the phoniness of comedy, and who directed 8—tracks a teenage girl at a meme-saturated school learning to assert herself both against and through humor.

Some of these comics are looking to generate solidarity; others are emphatically introverted. In 8, Carmichael repeatedly labels interpersonal responsibilities—to a hypothetical girlfriend, to a hypothetical child, to the black community—“exhausting.” Gadsby, similarly, says she identifies less as a lesbian than as “tired,” and describes feeling alienated from gaudy gay pride celebrations. She has mentioned in an interview with the New Yorker that Nanette is, obliquely, about receiving a late diagnosis of autism.

The breed of stand-up Nanette renounces is central to comedy as we think of it, but it won’t be for much longer. For all the evolution it has undergone, it still reflects the viewpoint of its postwar forefathers: the old wisdom—distinctively Jewish but broadly useful in urbanizing America—that, in a society where no one trusts each other, only an avowed shyster can be trusted. Now that we’re all avowed shysters, nobody is.

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That doesn’t mean that it’s time, as Gadsby suggests, to demote “laughter” to a sweetener in the “bitter medicine” of “stories.” (As an artistic prescription, this is so vague that we’ll never know if anyone follows it.) But we should be optimistic, because there are numerous American performance traditions that are funny, and dignified, and they will eat old-fashioned confessional stand-up alive.

Look back at Sodom. As E. Alex Jung wrote recently in Vulture, queer comics in New York have developed a distinctly gay paradigm that is beginning to dominate stage performance there and in Los Angeles. These comics, for the most part, are aesthetes, transgressing through an obsession with—not a crusade against—the superficial. This is what Billy Eichner, John Early, and Guy Branum are doing when they fetishize pop culture, and what Julio Torres is doing in his fantasies of fairy-tale luxury.

There’s an element here of abjection through narcissism, standard rolling-in-the-shit fare for young Brooklynites—but also way more. John Early, at a recent performance, ramped up from jokey jokes to a virtuosic minute-long spoken lip-sync to a video of Janet Jackson. Torres’ best Saturday Night Live sketches are not only about beauty but the closest thing to beautiful on that show. Eichner can be downright cruel. It’s camp, concerned far less with “brutal honesty” than with the beguiling artificiality of culture itself.

Look, too, to the way black American artists have dealt with the problem of pleasing the crowd. In the early 20th century, as black intellectuals began charting a course for black art, they wrestled vigorously with how to rescue comedy from minstrelsy. It was a central debate of the Harlem Renaissance, producing—among much other critical writing and fiction—Not Without Laughter, Langston Hughes’ 1930 celebration of the binding power of humor in black communities.

Among contemporary comedians, Donald Glover deals constantly with this tension. His main projects are focused less on laughter than on its borderlands: atrocity and festivity, sometimes simultaneously, always linked to their racial contexts. Atlanta is very often not funny and might be mistaken for a heart-baring “sadcom”; its moroseness, though, is deliberately impersonal. When it chooses to go full comedy—as in its episode-long BET parody—it does so at the expense of mass appeal, in proud loyalty to the subcultural. That’s delightful in itself.

None of this is to suggest that the “bitter medicine” isn’t important, or that Gadsby has misdiagnosed the pathologies of stand-up. Her argument that marginalized people should not have to put themselves down “in order to seek permission to speak” is undeniable. Nor do I believe that the alternate comic traditions I’ve mentioned accommodate the full range of human experience. It’s worth noting that gay male camp can be a terrible frame for women’s pain. (Early’s Janet Jackson lip-sync is … complex.) It’s worth noting, too, the black artists—like Dick Gregory and Hughes himself—who have leaned back from comedy during periods of struggle.

But when Gadsby talks about “permission to speak,” she is talking about permission from a mass, undifferentiated audience—something that seems less and less desirable, or even possible. (Berlant, in her essay on Franken, suggests that the necessary trust is missing.) It also seems less necessary for today’s comics to succeed. Among female comedians, “weird” female stand-ups in New York ditched mainstream clubs to carve out the spaces where the interesting stuff (including queer comedy) is taking place. Mikaella Clements at the Outline has detected a dyke camp sensibility entering pop culture, led by gay women and “not particularly interested in being palatable for or even attended to by straight people.” Paskin recently suggested that the playfulness of female-led television—its ability to deal with serious themes in diverse registers—has depended, for better or worse, on its freedom from a male audience.

The niches for niche humor are not predetermined. They can, with effort, be created. That’s the force of Taylor Mac’s 24-hour-long, ultra-campy revisionist history of American popular music—not comedy, but obviously better. In comedy proper, Maria Bamford, Fred Armisen, and Tim Heidecker are among the artists testing what it means to invent and affirm subcultural fandoms. If we can’t find community in consensual scamming, maybe we can find it here: in subcultures, of identity and of taste; in shared ambivalence toward a common inheritance; with minds not of our own, exactly, but not of the mob, either.


          Best things to do in New York City this weekend, July 12-15       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The final nights of Manhattanhenge 2018, free outdoor movies with booze, a Bulletproof Coffee pop-up and more things to do in New York City this weekend.

Free outdoor movies with booze

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s annual free screening series Movies with a View on the waterfront with the Manhattan skyline as your backdrop is back every Thursday through August. This year’s theme is She Talks, She Directs, She Spins, with female speakers (from comedians to politicians) and DJs accompanying women-directed films. Smorgasburg vendors will sell food, plus wine and beer, alongside movies starting with Desperately Seeking Susan. July 12-Aug. 30, 6 p.m., Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, free, brooklynbridgepark.org

Your last chance at Manhattanhenge 2018

Twice a year, you have a chance at Instagram glory as the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a phenomenon that literally stops traffic. Your final chance to capture Manhattanhenge 2018 is Thursday, July 12 at 8:20 p.m. and Friday, July 13 at 8:21 p.m. A cloudless sunset is expected on Thursday! Your best places to watch are at 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57th streets. After the show on Thursday only, a bunch of Midtown bars and restaurants will have specials from 8-10 p.m.

Try the Bulletproof life

Bulletproof coffee may have started out by urging you to put butter in your coffee to, they claim, improve brain function. Since then, Bulletproof has become an entire “lifestyle experience” that you can, err, experience at their pop-up shop opening Thursday. Dubbed as a "human upgrade facility dedicated to biohacking,” the store includes an oxygen bar and a “garden” of whole body vibration plates, plus wellness events like yoga and guided meditation. July 12-Aug. 3, 83 Mercer St. in SoHo, free

Get to know miso

Miso is one of the most complex flavors in Japanese cooking. Get to know the ubiquitous ingredient at The Multitudes of Miso at Brooklyn’s Museum of Food and Drink. Maiko Kyogoku and Emily Yuen, the respective owner and executive chef of Bessou, explain how miso is made, how it varies by region, and its flavor profiles — plus tastings, of course. July 12, 6:30 p.m., 62 Bayard St., Brooklyn, $20, mofad.org

See just how funny women can be

Can women even be funny? Satirical female magazine Reductress continues to answer this rhetorical question off the page, onstage, with a new monthly comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hell’s Kitchen. ”Haha, Wow!”is hosted by Nicole Silverberg and stars a rotating cast of top female comedians from across the city who tackle the hilarious themes of female empowerment, body positivity and tips for having the great sex you deserve. July 12, 8 p.m., UCBT Hell’s Kitchen, 555 W. 42nd St., $9, hellskitchen.ucbtheatre.com

Cocktails and dancing in the name of France

Celebrate French independence at NYC’s official Bastille Day Ball at Club 404. Held by the Committee of French-Speaking Societies, and blessed by the Ambassador of France to the U.S., it’s about as authentic as you can get without a passport. You’ll enjoy themed snacks and a cash bar, raffling off a trip to Paris, and dancing to Chloe Perrier and the French Heart Jazz Band, as well as DJ Olivier Meiji. VIPs get reserved seating, a full buffet and an open bar. July 13, 6 p.m.-midnight, Club 404, 404 10th Ave., $30-$135, bastilledayball.org

Pee-Wee with a milkshake

Revisit a disturbing childhood classic that surely made an impact on any millennial lucky enough to catch it when it premiered in 1985: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, starring Paul Reubens, will get a special one-time screening in 35mm at Alamo Drafthouse this Thursday. Accompanying Tim Burton’s genre-buster about a determined bike vigilante is a themed menu suitable for the manchild inside us all; it includes the notorious Mr. Breakfast and a Drive-In Milkshake. July 14, Noon, Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, $35, drafthouse.com

Visit Africa in Harlem

Harlem hosts its annual street festival celebrating the best of Africa this Saturday with a day full of food, music and fashion. Go Africa Harlem! will feature eight grills with traditional tastes from across the continent, as well as two stages with performers including Sekouba Bolomba, Afrikan Kartel, Ashe Jam Band, Noli Spy Ypsilon and DJ Birane. The festival supports development among the African and Caribbean diaspora. July 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 116th Street btwn. Seventh and Eighth Aves., free, goafricaharlem.org

No man is an island, but Manhattan is

Learn about the ecosystems that literally keep Manhattan afloat with City of Water Day, which combines fun and educational activities for all ages entirely free, this Saturday, at the South Street Seaport. Spanning topics from health and wellness to conservation, activities include free boat tours on the East River, live music and stage performances, face-painting, food vendors, hands-on craft booths, fishing lessons and even a life-size cardboard kayak race. July 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pier 17, South Street, free, waterfrontalliance.org

A day-long feast of Asian cuisine

They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach — and that’s the approach of the Happy Family Night Market, a daylong fest celebrating Asian-American culture through food. However, you won’t just find the typical rows of vendors selling authentic cuisines and packaged snacks this weekend; there’s definitely that, but also films, panels, art, music and more. You can attend during the day, or just pop in for the late-night karaoke after-party hosted by Bubble_T. July 14, 1:30 p.m.-4 a.m., 99 Scott, 99 Scott Ave., Brooklyn, $7-$22, happyfamilymkt.com

Shop up-and-coming indie products

Support some of the city’s most innovative young artists and artisans this weekend when FAD Market returns to Boerum Hill. It’s the second of three summertime Makers Markets taking place at the Invisible Dog Art Center (with the third and final residency coming July 28-29). Over 50 craftspeople and vendors will come together to sell everything from soaps and lotions to original jewelry and home decor. There are also toys and treats for the whole family, including pets. July 14-15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, free, fadmarket.co

Vive la France!

Celebrate Bastille Day in style with the French Institute-Alliance Francaise this Sunday. Their annual Bastille Day Block Party begins with a live screening of the World Cup showdown, followed by Champagne and live jazz music. Later, there’s a French market and live theatrical performances, the chance to win a trip to Paris, and tastings from the South of France. July 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., E. 50th Street btwn Lexington and Fifth Ave., free-$14, bastilledayny.org


          Millennials work out career angst and relationships on the Sunshine Coast in This, Here      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This, Here When: July 18 to 28 Where: The Culture Lab Tickets: $30 at tickets.thecultch.com If we are to work, then what are we to work for? That’s the central question running through This, Here, a new play from Vancouver’s Babelle Theatre. In the play, three characters who have all come to a crossroads in […]
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Yes, I had a very similar example yesterday with a young pelican from telecom..., We were discussing changes to their roaming and I enquired why I had not been advised of these changes. She insisted that everybody had... I told her to prove it to me... She said it is all on their website and app!!!! At this point I lost it with the silly bint and told her that unfortunately I do not have a crystal ball and therefore did not know that I should just check their website, because they may have made some changes. This silly fucking millennial could not see why I wouldn’t be looking at their poxy website. God help us.
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Sebastian Dovey, Moderator, Conference Chair, Renée D. Brown, CMO, Retail Financial Services, TIAA, Steven Dorval, President, John Hancock Personal Financial Services LLC, Matt Fellowes, CEO, United Income, Roger Lee, CEO and Co-Founder, Human Interest
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Experts point out that the two generations have more similarities than some advisors may think — and both present major potential growth opportunities.
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De un tuit a un artículo de opinión en un gran medio: así es como lo que dice un millennial se convierte en fuente de inspiración (y crítica).

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          Forbes calling Kylie Jenner “self-made” proves it’s a useless term without context      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

As you may have heard, the latest Forbes cover crowns Kylie Jenner, who is worth at least $900 million, as one of the richest self-made women in the United States. “At 21, she’s set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire,” a cover line reads.

The exponential growth of Kylie Cosmetics, as Fast Company has previously reported, is impressive. Forbes values Kylie Cosmetics at $800 million, less than three years after Jenner started the brand. (The remaining $100 million to Jenner’s name comes from endorsements, TV payouts, and after-tax dividends from her company.) Kim Kardashian West, meanwhile, is reportedly worth a mere $350 million.

But the Twitterverse has opinions on Forbes using the word “self-made” to describe someone who had $250,000 laying around—money Jenner had earned from modeling gigs—to jump-start her business. (For comparison: Huda Kattan, who also makes an appearance on the Forbes list, started her billion-dollar beauty brand with $10,000 of her own savings and a $6,000 loan from her sister.)

Has Jenner built her company “unaided”? Of course not. She has benefitted enormously from the financial aid afforded to her by her family name, as well as the intense scrutiny it has yielded. Jenner used her own money to start Kylie Cosmetics, but it was money she earned by virtue of the Kardashian name. For Jenner, marketing Kylie Cosmetics means hawking products on Instagram, where she has 110 million followers.

As Forbes notes, Jenner’s success may be fleeting; Kylie Cosmetics’ revenue growth reportedly slowed last year. But a month shy of her 21st birthday, Jenner has parlayed Kardashian West’s fame—and infamy—into a thriving business and a net worth of nearly three times that of her sister’s. And surely other people on Forbes‘s myriad lists (including the “30 under 30” lists) have had privileges of their own, financial or otherwise, that might weaken the “self-made” descriptor.

Soon, when she’s worth a billion dollars, Jenner will be the youngest “self-made” billionaire bar none, beating out even Mark Zuckerberg, who earned the title at 23. And for that, we can tip our hats to her.


          Think Vice Media’s workplace culture is getting better? Ask Desus and Mero      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vice Media has long been known as the Bad Place Where Millennials Want To Work. For years, it’s been rumored to have had a permissive work culture that lets unprofessional conduct run amok. Numerous stories have also described how the company allegedly underpaid employees and expected outlandish results. For instance, an unnamed senior manager was quoted in New York magazine earlier this year describing Vice’s “22 Rule:” “Hire 22-year-olds, pay them $22,000, and work them 22 hours a day.”

In response, the company has pledged to transform its infamous clubhouse of a work environment into one that treats employees as real employees.

But a new interview with now-former Viceland stars Desus Nice and The Kid Mero indicate that perhaps Vice hasn’t changed the way it views talent. The two stars, who rose to relative prominence on their podcast “Bodega Boys,” signed with Vice in 2016. Their late-night show Desus and Mero aired on the Viceland cable network for two seasons. But last month, the Bronx-born duo announced they were moving to Showtime. And as it turns out, Vice wasn’t happy about this move.

In the new Bossip interview, Desus and Kid gave the gory details about what it was like to work at the media company. One interesting tidbit is that Vice supposedly canceled the show as soon as the two announced their move to Showtime. According to the duo, Vice had two more months of the show but decided to axe them right away.

“We did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract,” said Desus to Bossip. “They were in their feelings because we were leaving.”

But hurt feelings weren’t the only things Desus and Mero described. They recounted the expectations and lack of support they received from the media company. Take this description:

“Viceland wanted 160 episodes a year,” Desus divulged. “We have no writers, it’s literally me and Mero talking to one another every day. If you want us to do this for 160 episodes, pay us 160 million dollars—otherwise we would have killed each other.”

“We were carrying that network on our back, and we felt the weight,” Nice continued. “They were talking about, ‘do not take the weeks off because we don’t get ratings,’ and it’s like, yo, we’re just two people”

“We were literally the LeBron of that network,” Mero replied. “As a dad, you wanna be around for milestones for like graduations, birthdays … and it’s obnoxious to have to be like, ‘I can’t go to my kid’s graduation because we leave the studio at 3 o’clock and the graduation is at 4.'”

Meanwhile, they say the show was the most popular on the channel. While it didn’t get massive ratings compared to other late-night leaders, it absolutely had a loyal core audience of diehard fans.

I reached out to Vice for comment and will update if I hear back.

Viceland’s ratings have never been very good, so it’s interesting that the men were treated this way. One would think Vice would try to keep top talent happy. Yet it seems Vice relied on its age-old strategy of expecting its social cachet to trump work expectations. Not only that, but the $5 billion company allegedly resorted to childish spite when it learned its biggest stars were exiting.

Maybe Vice thought it had nothing to gain by being nice to the duo, but it speaks volumes that the company refused them the decency of the letting the contract run out—and instead axed the duo as soon as it could. Without the show these months, Viceland’s ratings are surely not improving.

You can read the full Bossip interview here.


          Student loan game show “Paid Off” is the most 2018 TV show ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The best game show on the air right now isn’t Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, or even Nailed It! It’s TruTV’s semi-satirical yet all-too-real Paid Off With Michael Torpey. The show pits millennial contestants against each other in the hopes of wracking up enough cash to pay off their student loan debt.

The show is part Family Feud, part Jeopardy, and part Battle Royale, with an undercurrent of stark financial reality stemming from the student loan crisis that has swallowed up so many young Americans. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the first quarter of 2008, student loan debt totaled $579 billion. In the first quarter of 2018, it jumped to nearly $1.5 trillion, an increase of over 150% in just the past decade.

Torpey, the show’s host and creator, created the game show to help alleviate the crisis. Sort of. “One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match an absurd crisis,'” Torpey, the show’s host and creator, said in a statement via The Washington Post. “A game show feels really apt because this is the state of things right now.”

A game show is as innovative a solution to the student loan crisis as SoFi’s crowdsourcing approach.

If you think a game show is a ridiculous solution to a real problem, Torpey completely agrees. He ends each episode urging viewers to “Call your representatives right now and tell them you need a better solution than this game show.” To be honest, the strangest thing about the show is that it’s not sponsored by Sallie Mae.

Real missed opportunity there, folks!


          Millennials at Work: Common Legal Issues      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
There is no shortage of writing about millennial workers. Millennials are the fastest growing cohort of workers, and they are reshaping the way we work, especially in traditional industries. Millennials, the group broadly defined as those born between 1982 – 2000, have different views and different needs than the generations that came before them. They can also present new legal challenges for employers. What Millennials Want Millennials are commonly accused of being lazy, entitled, thinking that the rules don’t apply to them and attention hungry. Rates of attrition among this generation are often high, as they tend to be less tolerant of workplace practices that don’t meet their needs and expectations than previous generations. But we need millennials to work, and we need them to be engaged.    Millennial workers need to be approached with feedback and engagement strategies that differ from those used with the baby boomers. Work needs to be…
          Citizens Financial Group Launches Neobank, ‘Citizens Access’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Citizens Financial Group joins the latest band of established FIs in launching its version of a digital-first bank called Citizens Access. Unlike others, such as JPMorgan Chase’s Finn, which was rolled out nationwide earlier this month, this digital bank is not catering to the general ‘millennial’ audience as is evident by its $5,000 deposit minimum. […]
          Hedge Fund Banks On Millennial Ignorance And Newfound Nicotine Addiction      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Nicotine always finds a way
          YouTube finally decides it should care about misinformation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

While Facebook has taken the brunt of the criticism over fake news, YouTube has also become a target of late for those who believe the video-sharing site isn’t doing enough to stem the flow of misinformation. Sociologist Zeynep Tufekci has called it “an engine for radicalization,” because the YouTube algorithm continually suggests videos with more and more extreme content, and a former Google engineer who worked on the algorithm agrees, telling CJR this behavior was designed as a way of boosting user engagement.

The Google-owned site appears to have absorbed at least some of these criticisms, because it just announced new features it says should help cut down on the spread of misinformation through the platform during news events, along with a $25 million funding program the company says is aimed at fostering innovation at news organizations—money that comes from the recently announced $300-million Google News Initiative. The first feature being rolled out is an “information panel” that will pop up on top of search results involving breaking news stories, with links to news articles about the event from “authoritative sources.”

And who defines what qualifies as an authoritative source? YouTube, of course. According to the announcement, Fox News fits into that category, something a number of observers say is problematic at best. In any case, the feature is designed to help avoid some of the embarrassing moments YouTube has suffered in the past, when conspiracy theories and hoaxes popped up among the top recommended videos for news events such as the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. At one point, most of the top 10 recommended videos about that event said the victims of the shooting were “crisis actors.”

Facebook is also trying to select “trusted” news sources and promote their content in the News Feed (CJR recently talked to Facebook’s Head of News, Campbell Brown, about the difficulty of doing this). Every time a platform chooses one media outlet over another there are cries of bias, and YouTube’s latest attempt to do so is no exception.

The funding news, meanwhile, sounds impressive, but it’s a little less so once you dig beneath the surface. Google said some of the funds will be used to hire staff at YouTube to implement some of the features it just announced and liaise with media, while the rest will go fund the development of “long-term sustainable video skills” at a variety of media outlets. As a number of critics mentioned in a recent CJR feature on Google and Facebook and their funding of journalistic ventures, this could translate into “teach more people how to use YouTube.” That benefits Google, but is it a long-term benefit for journalism?

Here are some more links related to Google and the problem of misinformation:

  • Show me the money: Digiday points out that YouTube’s new outreach program could help the video-sharing service win some fans in the media, especially since Facebook has led many outlets down the garden path when it comes to generating video revenue. Among the other announcements in its recent launch, YouTube will be expanding its Player For Publishers program, which allows media partners to embed a player on their sites and keep all the related ad revenue.
  • A working group: YouTube says that as part of the rollout of its new program, it will be creating a working group made up of news organizations and media experts who it hopes will help it “develop new product features, improve the news experience on YouTube, and tackle emerging challenges.” News organizations who are currently part of the group include Vox Media, a Brazilian radio network called Jovem Pan, and Indian TV channel India Today, and YouTube says it will be adding more partners soon.
  • Media literacy team: In addition, YouTube is putting together a group of YouTube stars—including Ingrid Nilsen, Mark Watson, John Green, and AsapSCIENCE—to teach video-watching teens and millennials about fake news and misinformation. Green, Nilsen, and Watson will work with MediaWise, a group that is trying to provide media literacy skills to one million teens. Green has a series of videos designed to teach viewers about issues such as online advertising and media ownership.
  • Business as usual: Wired notes that the new features including the text links above a breaking-news video are designed only for situations in which a news event has just occurred. In every other instance, YouTube search and the recommendation algorithm will work as they always have. “There are going to be counter points of view, and there’s going to be [videos] where people who have a conspiratorial opinion are going to express them,” YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan told the magazine.

 

Other notable stories:

  • Univision announced on Tuesday that it is looking to sell Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, assets that it acquired over the past two years as it was scaling up its Fusion online group. It paid $135 million for Gizmodo and a number of other sites that were part of Gawker Media, which filed for bankruptcy in 2016 after losing a defamation case launched by former wrestler Hulk Hogan.
  • University of Maine journalism professor Michael Socolow writes in The Boston Globe that the recent rescue of a stranded boys soccer team from a cave in Thailand is the kind of classic “baby in the well” drama that comes along every few years. “It’s a story of survival — told to us in real time — that will hopefully culminate in relief and gratitude,” he writes. “It’s also a story we’ve all seen before.”
  • The New York Times says it now has 55 email newsletters that go out to more than 14 million subscribers. The secret to a successful newsletter, says Elisabeth Goodridge, editorial director of newsletters, is, “Know your audience, have an expert write it, design it beautifully, maintain it with best practices in mind, and, perhaps most important, offer something valuable that you can’t get anywhere else.”
  • Business Insider took down an opinion piece about Scarlett Johansson playing a trans character in an upcoming movie because the site said the article didn’t meet its publishing standards. Some of the site’s staff also reportedly complained about the piece. In a memo following the incident, editor-in-chief Nich Carlson said that that “culturally sensitive columns, analysis, and opinion pieces” would now be reviewed by the company’s executive editors before publication.
  • BuzzFeed announced the launch of a weekly interview show that will appear on Facebook as part of the social network’s new Watch video feature. The show, which is called Profile, will be hosted by Audie Cornish of NPR’s hit show All Things Considered, and episodes of the BuzzFeed program will start appearing on Facebook on Sunday later this summer, the company said in a news release.

          How much time do you spend cooking breakfast every week?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Very interesting article. I am not a millennial and I prefer paper towels, use vinegar in place of fabric softener and don't like cereal as I find it too sweet. For breakfast, I like to have a tea. Then about 3 hours after I wake up I may eat some fruit or I may not eat at all until lunch at either 12:00 or 1:00 PM. That is during weekdays. On weekends, usually 2 teas and then a couple hours later I have eggs, tomato and maybe a bit of avocado.


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