Social media has had a revolutionary effect on how we communicate and who we communicate to. We now can send photos quite easily, of quite mundane subjects like what we had for lunch, to total strangers who traditionally would be worlds apart from us.If you are experiencing loss of hair there is a new treatment called scalp micropigmentation you may want to consider. This has had positive and not so positive effects. Though a good number of people think that social media should be regulated, others are of the opinion that people should regulate themselves with respect to social media.

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Germs and diseases have plagued humanity through its evolution to modern day society and, even today, we seem to always be afflicted from the common cold or some other strange disease. The Columbia Broadcast System had announced recently of a measles outbreak! So how does this all happen? The Government of South Australia> stated that diseases could be transmited by a number of ways: air, contact with excretement, contact with skin or mucus membranes, contact with bodily fluids, through living organisms, and through the environment. It?s important to see When we found Net Zero Google page to prevent getting sick!

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Americans Parents Are Ditching The Name ‘Caitlyn’ In All Its Forms

A fun bit of news circulated across the internet on Friday: Kylo, like Kylo Ren, had become the hottest name for baby boys in America, according to new data released by the Social Security Administration.

Between 2015 and 2016, the name jumped from the 3,269th most popular name for baby boys to the 901st ? making it the name that increased the most in popularity, according to the SSA.

But on the other side of the spectrum, a far uglier trend emerged. Among the names for baby girls that dropped most in popularity, the top four were all some form of the name ?Caitlyn.? 

It?s not hard to connect the trend to Caitlyn Jenner?s decision to come out as transgender in April 2015. Three months later, in July, Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards, which caused widespread anger among moderates and conservatives throughout the country.

(Later on, Jenner would anger many on the left-leaning side of the country as well by voting for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.)

Transgender rights have become one of the most divisive issues in the country in the two years since Jenner came out. In North Carolina, a ?bathroom bill,? which required Americans to use the restroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate, was applauded as a way to keep young girls safe from transgender women. 

But despite those fears, it is actually transgender Americans who continue to face staggering rates of abuse and sexual assault throughout the U.S. According to government estimates, at least half of the transgender community is ?sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives.? Many more incidents are likely not reported.

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ACLU Files FOIA Demanding Facts Behind Donald Trump’s Voter Fraud Claim

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for any possible facts supporting Donald Trump?s claim that the presidential election was tainted by voter fraud.

The filing was made Thursday, the day Trump signed an executive order to create a Commission on Election Integrity to investigate a problem for which the president has offered no supporting evidence.

David Ho, director of the ACLU?s Voting Rights Project, called the commission a ?boondoggle? and part of Trump?s plan to ?spread his own fake news about election integrity.? Trump has claimed that as many as 5 million votes were cast illegally so that he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 3 million votes.

?The president … has alleged that ?millions of votes? were ?illegally? cast ?for the other side.? No concrete evidence has been provided thus far to support the president?s serious indictment against American democracy. Yet the president?s allegations are the basis of an executive order … to establish a ?Commission on Election Integrity,?? states the ACLU?s request, which was filed with the Office of the Vice President. ?This FOIA demands that the government release the factual basis and evidence supporting the president?s allegations.?

The FOIA request is particularly important because of fears that commission findings could ironically be used to suppress voting by minorities.

The Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University Law School filed a request Friday under the Kansas Open Records Act for information concerning voting in that state and stiff proof-of-citizenship restrictions imposed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who?s the new co-chair of Trump?s commission along with Vice President Mike Pence. 

The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people?s confidence in the integrity of federal elections, such as fraudulent voting. 

 Brennan Center President Michael Waldman called the commission a ?sham and distraction? in an effort to try and find proof of the president?s ?absurd? voter fraud claim.

Trump ?fired the person investigating a real threat to election integrity? ? ousted FBI Director James Comey ? ?and set up a probe of an imaginary threat,? Waldman said. 

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22 Truths About Introducing A Non-Asian S.O. To Traditional Asian Parents

The stakes are always high when you introduce your parents to a new boyfriend or girlfriend ? but let?s be honest: The stakes are especially high when you?re introducing a non-Asian significant other to traditional Asian parents

Below, 22 things that are bound to happen before, during and after the big meeting.

1. Your S.O. will be grilled for the entire duration of the visit. 

2. You will be grilled about S.O. at length before the visit. 

3. Your parents might start bragging about your SAT scores and Mozart-level piano skills. What?s life without a little friendly competition, amiright?

4. They?ll tell your entrepreneurial bae that working at a startup is cool and all but it?s not law, medicine or engineering, is it?

5. Your parents will remind you of that smart, Yale graduate doctor your auntie has tried to set you up with since you were, like five. 

6. The event will induce panicking for a full week beforehand for all parties involved. 

7. You?ll feel compelled to butter your parents up beforehand by saying your S.O. is a ?very serious and goal-oriented person.?

8. For bonus points ^^ you might mention their high school GPA.

9. You may have to remind your partner to take off their shoes when they enter the house ? next to the lineup of Reeboks, flip flops and assorted slippers by the door. 

10. Your parents will not be impressed by his or her ~hobbies~. Sorry, but your boyfriend?s passion for podcasts is basically a non-starter.

11. Your S.O. will marvel at the stack of coupons on the counter. You?re thrifty, too, but your parents are next level. 

12. They?ll probably wear Asian b***hy resting face the whole time. 

13. As usual, they?ll talk about that one cousin who got into an Ivy League and continues to outdo you in every way possible. 

14. At some point, your boyfriend/girlfriend may ask why your mom is yelling, when in fact, she?s just talking. 

15. One thing?s for sure: Your S.O. is going to eat well tonight. From curry and dumplings, to bibimbap and amazing seafood, Asians know how to eat. 

16. When your parents give you an update on your aunties and uncles, you?ll have to explain to your partner that everyone you?ve known since birth is an auntie or uncle. That?s just how we do. 

17. Mom and dad will be mildly impressed if your S.O. can whip out some phrases in your native language. Keyword: Mildly. 

18. If you?re meeting at a restaurant and extended family is there, tell your partner to expect a major fight over who gets to pay the bill. It?s an honor and a privilege to pay, OK?

19. If you?re at home and your S.O. volunteers to do the dishes, they will learn that the dishwasher is, in fact, a drying rack. 

20. They?ll refrain, but you?ll see in your parents? eyes they want to ask hardball questions you may not have even discussed yet ? like how you?ll raise your kids.

21. They might ask beforehand if your new guy or girl does drugs. Awkward.

22. But eventually, your parents will come around and overfeed your S.O. ? just like they do you! 

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Trump Can Pull Money From His Businesses Whenever He Wants — Without Ever Telling Us

by Derek Kravitz and Al Shaw ProPublica, April 3, 2017, 8 a.m.

When President Donald Trump placed his businesses in a trust upon entering the White House, he put his sons in charge and claimed to distance himself from his sprawling empire. “I hope at the end of eight years I’ll come back and say, ?Oh you did a good job,'” Trump said at a Jan. 11 press conference. Trump’s lawyer explained that the president “was completely isolating himself from his business interests.”

The setup has long been slammed as insufficient, far short of the full divestment that many ethics experts say is needed to avoid conflicts of interest. A small phrase buried deep in a set of recently released letters between the Trump Organization and the government shows just how little separation there actually is.

Trump can draw money from his more than 400 businesses, at any time, without disclosing it.

The previously unreported changes to a trust document, signed on Feb. 10, stipulates that it “shall distribute net income or principal to Donald J. Trump at his request” or whenever his son and longtime attorney “deem appropriate.” That can include everything from profits to the underlying assets, such as the businesses themselves.

Here is the new clause, from page 161:

“It’s incredibly broad language,” said Frederick J. Tansill, a family estate and trust attorney outside Washington, D.C., who reviewed the documents for ProPublica.

There is nothing requiring Trump to disclose when he takes profits from the trust, which could go directly into his bank or brokerage account. That’s because both the trust and Trump Organization are privately held. The only people who know the details of the Trump trust’s finances are its trustees, Trump’s son, Donald Jr., and Allen Weisselberg, the company’s chief financial officer. Trump’s other son, Eric, has been listed as an adviser to the trust, according to this revised document.

The Trump Organization did not answer detailed questions about the trust. In a statement to ProPublica about the companies’ corporate structures, a Trump Organization spokeswoman, Amanda Miller, said, “President Trump believed it was important to create multiple layers of approval for major actions and key business decision.” (Sic. Read the full statement.)

There is a chance Trump will list his profits in his next federal financial disclosure, in May 2018, but the form doesn’t require it. The surest way to see what profits Trump is taking would be the release of his tax returns ? which hasn’t happened. Income has to be reported to the IRS, whether it comes from a trust or someplace else.

“For tax purposes, it’s as if the trust doesn’t exist at all,” said Steven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. “It’s just an entity on paper, nothing more.”

It’s not clear why Trump added the language to the trust document. His original trust document, which ProPublica obtained in January, designated Trump as the “exclusive beneficiary.” It did not include any restrictions on when Trump could get the money.

Taking profits regularly could benefit Trump in a variety of ways. It would give the president yet more details on the ongoing finances of his businesses. Trump’s son Eric recently told Forbes he plans to update his father on the company regularly, though the revised trust document states that the trustees “shall not provide any report to Donald J. Trump on the holdings and sources of income of the Trust.”

Trump could also simply find the income helpful, even as president. The trust document shows that Trump has “broad rights to the trust principal and income to support him as necessary,” Tansill said.

The General Services Administration released the document last week when it approved the Trump Organization’s plan to address conflicts involving the Trump International Hotel in D.C. (The GSA, which handles procurement for the government, owns the land and Trump has a 60-year lease for the building.) In response to criticism about Trump being, in effect, both tenant and landlord, he agreed to not take any profits from the hotel while in office.

Profits will go into a separate company account, which can only be used for hotel upkeep, improvements or debt payments. Watchdog groups have derided that deal as insufficient, noting that pouring profits back into the hotel will make it more valuable in the long term.

With Trump’s hundreds of other businesses, including golf courses, hotels and branding deals, profits from each go to a holding company and eventually into Trump’s trust. Other corporate documents we obtained, reflecting changes made after President Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, show how money flows from a golf club outside Philadelphia to the president’s trust (as shown at left).

There soon could be many more Trump family businesses.

The Trump Organization has recently touted plans to open hotels across the country, including a second one in Washington, D.C. “It’s full steam ahead,” Trump Hotel CEO Eric Danziger said recently. “It’s in the Trump boys’ DNA.”

Golf icon by Nick Holroyd from the Noun Project.

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Watch The Terrifying Moment A Wave Slams A Boat Into A California Pier

Four people survived after their sailboat smashed into a concrete pier in Redondo Beach, California, on Thursday evening.

Witnesses at King Harbor caught the moment on video as a large wave tossed a 24-foot sailing vessel into the Redondo Beach Pier, according to local news station KTLA 5. 

Lifeguards with the Los Angeles County Fire Department posted video to Instagram on Friday that showed the dramatic scene from two different angles. In the footage, at least one person can be seen falling from the boat as the wave crashes over it. A second wave throws the capsized vessel into the pier?s pillars.

All of the boat?s passengers were wearing life vests and only two people were thrown overboard, according to local lifeguards. No serious injuries were reported.

A friend of the one of the victims told KTLA 5 that the boat?s captain is an experienced sailor whose boat was pushed off course because of strong winds.

Lifeguards and harbor patrol found the victims swimming near the wrecked sailboat after 7 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. A spokeswoman for the lifeguard division told the newspaper that strong wind gusts contributed to the crash. 

Lifeguards used the incident to remind local boaters of the importance of utilizing lifejackets and weather reports.

?Always wear a #lifejacket, always check your local #ocean and #weather forecasts, and develop a float plan before heading out to sea,? L.A. County lifeguards wrote on Instagram.

High winds moved across Southern California on Thursday, damaging cars and power lines and causing electrical outages, according to The Associated Press.

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Billionaire Mark Cuban: Trump Too Clueless To Collude With The Russians

?Shark Tank? billionaire Mark Cuban is plowing into politics again with some interesting perspectives on Donald Trump. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team has tweeted a back-handed defense of the president, surmising that Trump was too clueless to pull off any collusion with Russians during his campaign. 

?No chance this is a DJT-led conspiracy,? Cuban wrote in a series of tweets on Saturday. Trump ?isn?t detail oriented, organized or big picture enough? to orchestrate it, he added.

As ?people with Russian connects came into the campaign? Trump ?had no clue that those connections were possibly being influenced by Russia,? Cuban tweeted. He ?had no idea this was happening. He was doing what he was told to do. Stick to the script and read what was written for him.?

Russians simply ?took advantage? of Trump?s greed, Cuban noted, by ?back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters? that they apparently suspected Trump would exploit.

It?s hardly the first time Cuban ? who hasn?t ruled out a run for the presidency in 2020 ? as well as Trump have attacked each other?s intelligence. Cuban earlier this month slammed Trump as the ?Zoolander? president for his narcissism and intellectual challenges. Last September Cuban offered to pay $10 million to a charity of his choosing if Trump would meet him in a four-hour interview to explain his own policies. Trump snapped back that Cuban wasn?t ?smart enough to understand what?s going on.?

Beyond being unaware of the mechanisms of his campaign, Trump also stumbled into trouble because he failed to act like a politician, and opted to make choices because of business, Cuban believes.

?Russians have made him a lot of money buying condos and investing in his buildings and hosting his beauty pageant,? Cuban tweeted about his Trump theory. ?That makes them his friends. He ignored their backgrounds.? Trump praised Putin because he hoped it would shake some funds loose from the Russian money tree for Trump business deals, according to Cuban?s view.

Cuban is also convinced that Trump simply was ?thinking like a businessman? when he hired Paul Manafort as his campaign manager. Bringing on board the man with Russian links and lucrative contracts with Russian movers-and-shakers was seen by Trump as a ?win-win,? Cuban tweeted. Manafort would either help him win the election, or help him get Russian business if Trump lost, Cuban noted.

Cuban expounded his Trump theory in a 13-tweet chain. Trump has tweeted about Cuban dozens of times. Just last month, after Cuban hinted at a run for the presidency, Trump tweeted that the investor ?isn?t smart enough to run for president.?

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Dance is way more than entertainment for me; it is a medium to express. I love the flamboyance of Hip-Hop, the grace of Kathak and the style of Rumba. Even now when I see videos of Michael Jackson do the moonwalk I get goosebumps. Of course, there is also the fun Gangnam Style that has kind of become a dance form of its own. My favourite dance form would have to be Salsa simply because of the movements and the https:/www.facebook.com/Columbus.Georgia.Chiropractor that is required to perform it.

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A gentleman is a man who behaves himself in an acceptable manner to other people. When in presence of a lady, a gentleman behaves in a manner that is respectful to her both as a person and as a womanthe style of the mother of the groom dress will be a combination of what the bride is wearing. Many women want to be in company of a gentleman because they love being treated with respect. Gentlemen go on to enjoy their lives because people treat them the same way that they treat others.

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Democratic Senator In Deep-Red State Comes Out Against Neil Gorsuch

WASHINGTON ? Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is up for re-election in 2018 in a state President Donald Trump won by double digits, announced Friday that she?ll vote against his Supreme Court nominee, appeals judge Neil Gorsuch.

McCaskill will join Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and a growing list of Democrats intent on denying Gorsuch the 60 votes he needs to clear a procedural hurdle before his nomination can proceed to the Senate floor.

?This is a really difficult decision for me. I am not comfortable with either choice,? McCaskill wrote on Medium, a social publishing platform.

?While I have come to the conclusion that I can?t support Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court? ? ?and will vote no on the procedural vote and his confirmation?? ?I remain very worried about our polarized politics and what the future will bring, since I?m certain we will have a Senate rule change that will usher in more extreme judges in the future,? she added.

McCaskill was struggling with her decision as recently as Thursday, when she declined to talk to reporters about which way she was leaning. She referred to Gorsuch as a ?dangerous? nominee, but used the same word to describe the ramifications of blowing up Senate rules to confirm him.

In her Friday statement, the senator wrote that Trump broke a vow to Missouri voters who elected him by outsourcing his Supreme Court choice ?to a right-wing group that fronts for large corporations and special interests? ? a likely reference to dark-money groups that have spent heavily to boost the Gorsuch nomination in key states.

?He promised he would drain the swamp of the special interests, the lobbyists, and politicians who have overlooked the working people in this country,? McCaskill wrote. ?This judicial nomination breaks those promises.?

This judicial nomination breaks those promises.
Claire McCaskill on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch

This week, the Missouri incumbent was among four Democratic senators in states Trump carried in the 2016 election who were targeted with pro-Gorsuch ads by the National Rifle Association. She was also targeted in a separate media blitz by wealthy donors aimed at boosting Trump?s agenda.

After the Kansas City Star reported on a secret recording where McCaskill told donors her concerns about Democrats? hard-line stance on Gorsuch, she quickly brushed off suggestions that she was waffling. 

?My words speak for themselves,? McCaskill told Capitol Hill reporters on Thursday. ?Isn?t it refreshing that I say the same thing in private that I say in public??

With McCaskill and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) joining the opposition to Gorsuch on Friday, Democrats have gathered 38 votes against the nominee ? though two of them, Sens. Patrick Leahy (Vt.) and Ben Cardin (Md.) haven?t yet said they?ll also join the filibuster.

Only two Democrats, Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), have said they?ll support Gorsuch. Republicans need at least eight Democrats to break the promised Democratic filibuster. Major progressive organizations, including Credo, AllofUs and Friends of the Earth, are petitioning the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to withhold campaign funds from any Democratic senators who break ranks and support Gorsuch.

Even if the Gorsuch nomination fails to gain enough Democratic votes to move forward, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has suggested he?s ready to change longstanding Senate rules for Supreme Court nominees and get the judge confirmed no matter what by next Friday.

Some Republicans who?d rather not go that route and prefer to try to find common ground with the other side to preserve the current rules say they?re worried what next week?s confirmation vote will mean for the Senate?s future.

?At this point, there?s been little or no progress,? Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Huffington Post this week. ?It makes me very sad. I?ve been involved in past efforts. I?ve failed.?

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The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ? but succinct ? wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious 140-character musings. For this week?s great tweets from women, scroll through the list below. Then visit our Funniest Tweets From Women page for our past collections.

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Dave Chappelle Explains How Comedy Central Hurt His Feelings With ‘Key

Dave Chappelle is a bit disappointed over some of the new developments at Comedy Central.

During a candid interview with ?CBS This Morning,? Chappelle talked to co-host Gayle King about an array of topics, including his 2005 exit from Comedy Central. Following two successful seasons of ?Chappelle?s Show,? the 43-year-old comedian says he walked away from a $50 million deal to relocate to South Africa and focus on fostering a closer relationship with his family.  

A few years later, in January 2012, comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele launched their very own 30-minute sketch comedy series on the network titled ?Key & Peele.?

Despite being a fan of their show, Chappelle says that he noticed certain ?conventions? ? regarding the race-related skits ? that the network previously resisted during his years of creating ?Chappelle?s Show.?

?I fought the network very hard so that those conventions could come to fruition,? he said. ?So, like the first episode I do, that black white supremacist sketch. And it?s like, ?Well, that?s 10 minutes long. It should be five minutes long.? Why should it be five minutes long? Like, these types of conventions.?

?Key & Peele? has earned multiple Emmy nominations and a 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Chappelle says that he ?fought very hard? to help create the pair?s show format.

He added: ?When I watch ?Key & Peele? and I see they?re doing a format that I created, and at the end of the show, it says, ?Created by Key & Peele,? that hurts my feelings.?

Watch more of Dave Chappelle?s ?CBS This Morning? interview in the clip above.

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