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What Happened in Vegas

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When TV editor Ramsey Denison was jailed for simply reporting police brutality on the Las Vegas strip, he was inspired to investigate the Las Vegas Police Department. His investigation would lead him right up to the biggest mass shooting in American history. In this damning exposé, he reveals that the police know more than they are letting on about what really happened at the Mandalay Bay Resort, where 59 people were killed. Uncovering a long legacy of cavalier methods and dire consequences, civilian fatalities, unconstitutional arrests and embellished crime reports, this doc paints an incriminating picture of a police department where the officers are above the law.

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Elliot and Annette are a moderately happy, mostly neurotic L.A. couple. Maybe Annette doesn't enjoy game nights or walking as much as Elliot does, but no relationship is perfect, right? At least, that’s what Elliot thinks. Annette, tempted by the possibility of something better, breaks it off and dives into the L.A. dating scene. Annette's best friend Baker is well versed on the bleakness of dating in their city. Her dating history is mostly dotted with failed fix-ups and pointless, lingering affairs with spectacularly awful ex-boyfriends. Together, Annette and Baker begin to wonder if the perfect relationship is anything more than an elusive urban myth.

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Each Christmas, an industrial tycoon and his family travel from New York City to Florida to spend the holiday season in the sun, and while they are gone, a philosophical homeless man takes up residence in the millionaire's Fifth Avenue mansion. Letting himself in through a hole in the fence, he puts on designer clothes, smokes expensive cigars, eats gourmet food, and opens up the townhouse to his homeless friends so that they, too, can share in the holiday spirit. When the real homeowner's daughter returns to NYC early and discovers the house has been taken over, the homeless haven is in danger of disappearing forever. However, the warmhearted nature of the homeless intruders reinvigorates the unhappy wealthy family, and everyone succumbs to the true spirit of Christmas. Starring Victor Moore ("Swing Time," "The Seven Year Itch"), Academy Award-nominee Ann Harding ("Holiday," "When Ladies Meet") and Emmy Award-nominee Charles Ruggles ("Bringing Up Baby," "The Parent Trap").

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What Happened When Women Put Period-Proof Underwear To The Test

When BuzzFeed asked a group of women to try period-proof underwear, many of them were hesitant. But they came out on the other side quite impressed. 

In a video from BuzzFeed Yellow, four women gave Padkix period-proof underwear a try. One woman described the underwear as “comfy but frumpy,” and another joked that she thought her pair might be attracting dogs (yikes!). In the end though, the women said the underwear resulted in stain-free sheets and “no spillage.”

“I’m not a totally changed woman, but I realized that I was a little quick to judge,” one woman said. 

Don’t knock it until you try it.

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From Swept Off Her Feet To Divorce Papers In 2 Years – What Happened?

How does a couple go from sparks flying and tying the knot to the verge of signing divorce papers … in only two years?

Vicki and Mark’s final divorce hearing is next week, but they turn to Dr. Phil for one last-ditch effort to save their two-year marriage. “If our marriage can’t be fixed on the show, I am definitely ready to finalize our divorce next week,” says Vicki.

Watch the video above as they reveal how their relationship went from love at first sight to this painful crossroads.

“About six months into our marriage, our relationship took kind of a turn,” recalls Mark, who says his wife has kicked him out of the house nine times since they tied the knot. (Vicki estimates it to be closer to four or five times.)

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“Mark lied about the amount of money he said he was making per year,” claims Vicki. “I feel like a sugar momma and I don’t like feeling that way.” She adds, “Mark has been very greedy, selfish and narcissistic … The last two years have been the worst two years of my life.”

Mark, who does not want to split up, sees it differently. “I think Vicki is obsessed with money,” he says. “Her expectations are really high. It seems like everything I do for Vicki is not good enough for her. I can’t read her mind!”

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Vicki also claims Mark is a liar and a cheater, pointing to his text messages with a 21-year-old that she believes were inappropriate. “I was hurt and devastated,” she says.

“Vicki is obsessed with the idea that I’m cheating on her,” says Mark, who is willing to take a lie detector test to prove his fidelity. “Vicki is very jealous and she demands a lot of attention,” he explains. “It’s gotten so bad that she has visions of me having sex with another woman.”

Can this marriage be saved? What happens when Mark takes a lie detector test? Watch more from Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “The Clock Is Ticking And If Dr. Phil Can’t Help Us, My Wife Is Divorcing Me Next Week.”

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Kate Winslet On Her Past Marriages: ‘No One Really Knows What Has Happened’

Kate Winslet is twice divorced but you’re not likely to hear the “Titanic” star talk about what went wrong in either marriage.

There’s a reason for that. In a new interview with the WSJ. Magazine, the 39-year-old Oscar winner said she made a concerted effort to keep the details of her personal life under wraps when she divorced director Jim Threapleton in 2001 and ”American Beauty” director Sam Mendes in 2010. (She married third husband Ned Rocknroll in 2012.) 

“No one really knows what has happened in my life,” she told the magazine. “No one really knows why my first marriage didn’t last; no one knows why my second didn’t. And I’m proud of those silences.”

Winslet, who has a child from each of her marriages, also discussed how she’s dealt with public interest in her marital setbacks. 

“I know lots of people who are not in the public eye who have gone through several marriages, I really do, and it’s just those are the cards that life dealt me,” she said. “I didn’t plan on its being that way . And f– me, it hasn’t been easy, you know.”

Winslet may try to keep her private life private, but she couldn’t help but rave about third husband Rocknroll – the nephew of Virgin magnate Richard Branson.

“Thank God for Ned — really. He’s just so incredibly supportive, and he’s so much fun. He’s absolutely everything to me. And to all of us.” 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar U.K. back in 2013, Winslet called Rocknroll — who was born Edward Abel Smith before legally changing his name – her “soulmate.” 

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‘And It Bloody Well Happened’: The Improbable Life Of Keith Richards

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Everything That Happened on Day Four of New York Fashion Week

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From the front row with David Beckham to the gardens of Opening Ceremony, we covered a lot of ground on Day Four of New York Fashion Week. Get all the essential information from the day, below.

1. The day started at Victoria Beckham’s show, where David and Brooklyn Beckham sat front row and breezy, surf-inspired separates came down the catwalk.

2. But the focus wasn’t only on Victoria Beckham’s runway looks, the designer also pulled off quite the wardrobe change during the day too.

3. Top models of the world united at Diane von Furstenberg. We’re talking Karlie, Jourdan, Gigi, Bella, Kendall, and more women so famous, they only need one name.

4.  Diane von Furstenberg has only to look in the mirror to find a beauty muse—models sported a look much like Von Furstenberg’s own.

5. Streetwear? Au contraire. Public School’s new muse is more high priestess than high punk.

6. Prabal Gurung’s show started off with singing monks. The moment of peacefulness was for Nepal, Gurung’s homeland struck with a damaging earthquake earlier this year.

7. Tired of seeing fashion shows in just two dimensions online? Gurung has a solution for that: 360-degree photography.

8. It’s business in the front, party in the back: Hood By Air’s derriere-revealing jumpsuit.

9. Model Hanne Gaby Odiele brought feminism to the streets with her Acne Studios sweater.

10. The day closed out with a dance performance at Opening Ceremony, inspired by the dance costumes Frank Lloyd Wright designed for his third wife.

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4 Things That Have Happened Since Nicole Arbour’s Fat-Shaming Video Went Viral

Earlier this week, we wrote about comedian Nicole Arbour's offensive "Dear Fat People" video. The video is now up to 3,588,585 views (and counting), and everyone from celebrities to fellow YouTubers have spoken out about…


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It Happened in Saint-Tropez (Des gens qui s’embrassent) – Danièle Thompson

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It Happened in Saint-Tropez (Des gens qui s’embrassent)

Danièle Thompson

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The funeral of Zef’s wife fell on a bad day – the day his brother Roni’s daughter was getting married. This unfortunate timing brings to a head the antagonism between the two brothers, already at loggerheads. Different career paths, different taste in women, one all religious austerity, the other enjoying the high-life: all they have in common is their ageing father whose mind is wandering, and their respective daughters who are best friends. From London to Paris, Saint-Tropez and New York, a string of misunderstandings and betrayals blow apart any semblance of family harmony. But thanks to all the arguments and clumsy reconciliations, a great love story is born… and perhaps even two.

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What Happened When This Woman Included ‘Feminist’ On Her Tinder Profile

No matter which way you swipe, misogyny comes from all angles on Tinder. 

The Instagram account Feminist_Tinder is bringing these dudes into the limelight by highlighting the sexist messages one woman received when she put “feminist” in her Tinder bio. 

Created by Laura Nowak, the account includes screen shots of different conversations Nowak has with men on Tinder and their reactions to her “feminist” About section. Nowak’s quippy and smart retorts make the account educational and entertaining.

Nowak told The Huffington Post she wanted to “learn what it meant to navigate tinder as a feminist.” 

“As feminists, we hear all the time that we’ve already ‘reached equality,'” Nowak said. “And I think that publishing these conversations proves that, at least as far as dating goes, we definitely haven’t.”

 

The Instagram account definitely hit a nerve, amassing over 21,000 followers. The messages highlighted on the account range from curious to blatantly sexist and threatening.

 

Nowak received one message that read: “Why are you on Tinder if you’re a feminist?” Her response? Perfection: “Why are you suggesting that casual sex and respect for women are mutually exclusive?”

 

“I think it’s important to talk about these perspectives on feminism and highlight that misogynistic double standards are rampant and active in our culture,” Nowak told HuffPost.  

 

We couldn’t agree more. Scroll below to see some of the terrible messages Nowak receives on Tinder and her hilarious, praise-worthy responses. 

Keep on fighting the good feminist fight, Laura. 

Head over to Instagram to check out more of Nowak’s awesome feminist comebacks. 

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Here’s What Happened When The Internet Was Asked To Photoshop A Couple’s Kissing Photo

They probably should’ve seen it coming. 

Imgur user damnfiddles took to the photo sharing site last week, and asked netizens to “please Photoshop away the kid” in a picture showing a couple locking lips.

 Let’s just say the request wasn’t exactly heeded.

Click through the gallery below to see the Photoshop magic:

 

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The Appalling True Story Of What Happened At A Texas Frat When They Thought No One Was Watching

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8 NFL Moments That Couldn’t Have Happened Without Fingers

A pair of NFL players lost highly valuable fingers in separate fireworks-related incidents over the 4th of July weekend. Most of us could afford to spare one or two, but when you have an NFL career on the line like Jason Pierre-Paul and C.J. Wilson, your digits are worth seven digits.

To fully comprehend the importance of fingers in football, check out these memorable events in NFL history that wouldn’t have happened had the player previously fumbled a sparkler.

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It Happened in Vegas – Kathy Ivan

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Kathy Ivan

Genre: Contemporary

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It's party time in Las Vegas when four former college roommates and best friends converge on Sin City.  Add in a crazy drunken bet about finding "the one that got away" to see if there's a spark still burning after all these years—how bad could it be?  That's what Charlotte "Charlie" King thinks after agreeing to the foolish bet.  Her friends convince her to reconnect with the one man she's been unable to forget.   Only there's a catch—he's the older brother of her former fiance. Rodeo star Jared Drake is in Las Vegas for the Grand National finals.  He's shocked to see Charlie at the arena.  The split between her and his brother wasn't pretty.  Plus, he feels partly responsible for their breakup, since the chemistry between him and Charlie was off the charts from the moment they met.    Misunderstandings and lies kept them apart four years ago.  Can they find a way past all their obstacles and take a chance on finding a path to happily ever after or will the lies from the past drive them apart forever? 

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The Seismic Shift in Irish Values, and One Reason It Happened

The landslide victory for marriage equality in Ireland caught some conservatives off guard. What happened to the staunchly conservative, almost fanatical Catholicism of the Irish people?

Paul Valleley, a professor of public ethics at the University of Chester, offered some important suggestions. He lists two major reasons. One is that “the Catholic Church has lost its grip on the Irish,” something he attributes to “self-destruction” by the church as a result of priestly child abuse and physical and psychological cruelty by nuns and priests at various institutions of the church, such as the infamous Magdalene laundries.

It is the second reason that I want to focus upon, however. Valleley writes:

Ireland had joined the EU, giving it access to markets much larger than previously when its trade had been predominantly with Britain. That, combined with an influx of foreign investment, transformed Ireland from one of the poorest countries in Europe to one of the wealthiest. Its economy grew so powerfully in the 1990s that Ireland became known as the Celtic tiger.

With that affluence, and an increased engagement with Europe, came a shift in social attitudes. Emigration, so long a potent norm in Irish society, fell away. Brighter and more enlightened Irish talent no longer looked abroad but remained at home and fostered change. The Economist named Ireland the best place to live in the world. “Rising material wealth seems to have expanded minds as well as wallets,” as one Irish commentator put it. Secularism became linked in the public imagination with the benefits of urban modernity and religion was relegated to an association with the poverty of the rural past.

Ireland, according to Seán Ó’Riain’s The Rise and Fall of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger, was in crisis, with “massive government debt accompanied by severe unemployment, immigration and weak labour force participation among women.” But a series of liberalizing market reforms led to “rapid economic growth and, even more significantly, exceptionally high employment growth in the second half of the decade. The numbers employed in Ireland almost doubled between 1988 and 2008, increasing by one million jobs.”

Historically, the more market-oriented the economy, the more the well-being of LGBT people increases. Politicized markets require political power, something sexual minorities rarely have, but depoliticized economies only need an entrepreneur willing to cater to a minority. Soviet-style, top-down economies would never allocate paper for books on gay issues, let alone for a thriving gay media. That required a bottom-up, depoliticized or less-politicized economy, where entrepreneurs only had to buy the paper and find a profit-seeking printer. Even in the McCarthy-dominated 1950s, the United States had publications for gay men and lesbians. In Europe these publications existed since the late 1800s, something not possible in Comstockian America at the time, mainly because postal regulations were used to close down any publication that Comstock deemed obscene, such as information on birth control.

It was the Financial Times that noted the role of material wealth on social liberalism. They wrote, “Ireland’s apparent willingness to embrace gay marriage is therefore as much a product of the Celtic Tiger years as it is a reflection of the decline of the Church’s influence.” With rising prosperity, Irish voters started embracing socially liberal reforms, matching the economically liberal reforms of a few years earlier: deregulation and more individual choice. Women demanded and won liberalization of contraception laws and legalization of divorce.

Sociologist Tom Inglis said of Ireland, “[W]e have all signed up for cultural liberal individualism and a laissez faire approach to civil rights.”

Similar seismic shifts in cultural values occurred in other nations following periods of economic boom. The relative prosperity of the 1950s in America gave way to the social turbulence of the ’60s, which saw the culmination of not only the civil rights movement but the movements for women’s liberation and, of course, gay liberation.

In 1943 Abraham Maslow proposed his famous hierarchy of human needs. He argued that people fulfill lower-order needs first and work their way up the pyramid. The lower three rungs are basic needs, such as food, water, and sleep; safety needs, such as employment and security; and social needs, such as family, friends, and love. The higher-order needs are esteem (respect, confidence, and self-esteem) and self-actualization, which is the individual finding personal fulfillment, self-growth and their understanding of the meaning of their life.

These last categories underline the gay rights revolution. Gay rights were not about access to markets; a closeted gay could still access markets even in a prejudicial culture. It was hard, however, to be closeted yet still have self-esteem and self-growth. Once lower-order needs were out of the way, people clamored for those choices in life that make them individuals — different from others. Economic prosperity creates that demand by filling the lower-order needs. While economic reform is necessary for economic prosperity, it is social reform that is necessary for individuals to live as free individuals.

Many have damned liberal economic reforms because they encourage individualism, the theory being that individualism promotes an uncaring, socially isolated, atomistic culture. Yet studies find that “the tolerance level of the average American has been climbing steadily since the early 1970s.” The reason that tolerance has increased is precisely because people became more individualistic in how they perceive themselves and others:

The increase in tolerance co-occurred with increases in individualistic beliefs such as rejecting traditional social rules around gender, race, religion, sexuality, and drug use. At the group level, tolerance was higher in years with more individualistic language in books and a higher need for uniqueness. These analyses cannot infer causation, but these results are consistent with our hypothesis that increasingly individualistic attitudes may be one cause of increasing tolerance for outgroups.

Rising economic prosperity encourages individualism. With the rise of individualism, it becomes harder and harder to damn those “not like us.” There is no “us” anymore, just many individuals, each with different values and priorities. Intolerance is largely fear of individualism; once you prosper economically, the individualistic genie is out of the bottle, and social change inevitably follows. Depoliticized markets ought to terrify conservatives, for in them social change is born.

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Oh Thank God, Now We Finally Know What Happened To Huell On ‘Breaking Bad’

If you’ve been waiting with bated breath to find out the fate of Huell since “Breaking Bad” ended, stop it. Seriously, it’s not good for you and the series finale was almost two years ago. Also, we now have an answer.

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Last time viewers saw Huell, he was waiting in a safe house for Hank and Gomez to return. Since that was never going to happen, fans were left wondering if Huell maybe just kept on waiting. The show’s creator Vince Gilligan reveals in a new “Breaking Bad” book that all hope was not lost for Huell:

Yes, sadly he’s waiting morosely on that sofa, looking like a lost puppy… [Laughs] No. It’s likely that Agent Van Oster keeps in touch with DEA headquarters. So when he learns Gomez and Hank have gone missing, he would in short order tell his superiors what they were up to. Within a matter of hours, really not that many in story time, Huell will be taken back to HQ. They’ll question him, find out what he knows — which isn’t much — and he’ll be let out on the street. Right now, he’s doing what Huell does best, whatever that is. He’s out and about as a free man.

Well, that’s one less thing keeping you up at night.

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Your Divorce Is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to You

I rarely meet anyone who regrets going through divorce. While to a divorced person they agree divorce is a miserable process that takes too long, hurts beyond description, and costs too much, the only thing they wish they could truly change was when it happened. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, those who have gotten divorced and lived to tell the tale wish it would have actually happened sooner.

Even those whose spouses made the decision for them emphatically share their divorce was one of the best things that happened to them. If you’re not quite there in your mind, I’m sure you’re wondering how that can possibly be. I assure you “a divorce is a blessing in disguise” is what I continually hear, and what I’ve heard over and over again. I even heard that very sentence before my own divorce was final!

What are Your Options?

When going through a divorce, you’ve got options:

  • You can be mad and stay mad. For years. Forever.
  • You can make sure the divorce take years and years, drags on and on, and cost lots of money.
  • You can be in denial. You were just relieved it was over, and other than that, “you’re good.”
  • You can punish your ex, and yourself, by exacting revenge and causing as much hurt as possible.
  • Or … you can change what you can change, accept what you cannot change, heal what needs healing, and have the courage to design the life you want.

The question on the table right now is: what are you going to do? Stay stuck, or let go and move on? The choice, indeed, is yours. All yours.

Turn Your Breakup Into Your Breakthrough

I’m going to make the assumption you want to use your divorce as the launch pad for your new life. Even if you’re still in the midst of it, you can start today making small and simple actions that will eventually result in the significant outcome and life you truly desire.

I truly hope you do!

Honorée Corder is the author of If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules, creator of the Divorce Transformation Coaching Program. You can learn more at HonoreeCorder.com.

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Here’s What Happened When a Lesbian Photographer Used Art to Promote Love

It all started with a hot shower and a little mind-wandering. Photographer Steph Grant, famous for her lesbian wedding photos, which have won the Internet, started the Promote Love Movement because she realized her true life’s mission is, “Promoting love…one story at a time.” Grant says that the movement is “centered around being true to yourself, loving others and sharing all of the stories.”

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Me as an accidental poster girl. Grant shot this when I hired her to shoot my book jacket photo!
Photo by: Steph Grant

Grant is inviting everyone and anyone to upload pictures to Instagram promoting love in any form (like volunteering, falling in love, connecting with family, working to change the world) and to #PromoteLove.

Starting May 1, every Friday, Grant will choose one photo and contact the poster so that she can feature an image of her or him or them along with a Q&A on her site. To assure that the movement serves its purpose of serving the community, a portion of all the proceeds from Promote Love t-shirt and sticker sales, which Grant hopes people will use to show their support of the movement, will be donated to a charity of the month.

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Photo by: Steph Grant

Jenny Block: How did the Promote Love Movement come to be?

Steph Grant: I’ve spend a majority of my time traveling the world photographing lesbian weddings and corporate events. In the summer of 2013, I photographed a wedding in Los Angeles and the photos went viral. It travelled all around the world and love was spreading like wildfire.

When talking about this wedding, I found myself using the phrase “Promote Love.” Since then, just about every lesbian wedding I have photographed has been featured somewhere incredible. What a good feeling to have these love stories told to the world. My goal is to showcase the LGBT community in a positive light and knock stereotypes out the window.

Last month I was singing in the shower and I had this idea to make some products surrounding the idea of promoting love in hopes of bringing people together through my love of storytelling.

Two weeks ago, I walked into a store on lower Greenville in Dallas, TX called Bullzerk. Struck up a conversation with the owner, shared our stories and I told him about my idea with Promote Love. Dan was on board and is really big into helping out small businesses in the area. Right then and there we designed a logo, designed shirts, tanks and he was going to have them all printed in a few days. Basically I watched my entire idea come together in a matter of hours. All because two strangers started talking about their lives.

I had the shirts in time to go to Dinah Shore in Palm Springs, CA where I started talking with people about the brand and passing out stickers. This was all last weekend! I started selling shirts out of my loft and completely sold out of the first batch within a couple of days.

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Mike Escamilla catching air in his Promote Love tee.
Photo by: Paul Luna

Jenny Block: Why do you think it’s important?

Steph Grant: A few reasons. It’s important because I see it changing the way people view others who are different than them. It may be at its very beginning stages but I already see it bringing people together. If it only brings a few people together then my job is done. Also, this project has helped me get out of some dark places. When I refocus during those times and put my energy into helping others, it always brings me out. I hope that this will do that for others who are possibly struggling.

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Kat Cole in her Promote Love tee.

Jenny Block: Do you think promote love will help the LGBT movement?

Steph Grant: Absolutely. That is my goal. This is not just an LGBT movement though… that just happens to be my story. Although we have made progress in the world as far as the LGBT community and marriage equality there is still so much hatred and bullying towards our community. Perfect strangers will comment on my images of loving and happy LGBT couples with hateful comments like “first class ticket to hell.”

This person does not know that I was born and raised in church. I was a praise and worship leader for years and volunteered in just about every area of my church. A lot of my friends actually come from that same background. So before you spew words of hate in person or online, check yourself. Form your own opinions. Don’t just repeat things you were told. Do your research because there is someone on the other end of that hateful comment, someone with a heart and a good story.

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Photo by: Steph Grant

Jenny Block: Where are the furthest places you have been asked to ship your shirts?

Steph Grant: I’ve been asked to ship shirts to Germany, Italy, Australia, Ireland and Canada.

The Instagram account has been live for basically one week and there is such an outpouring of love and support. I am super excited to see how big this can get. I’m determined. People just want to get on board and I love it.

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Photo by: Steph Grant

Jenny Block: Why do you think people have responded to it so openly and positively already?

Steph Grant: I think that everyone just desires to be and to feel loved. Accepted. Not tolerated (I think that word is gross.) There are so many of us who go through life not feeling loved and completely alone, dealing with some huge circumstances by ourselves. I don’t want that. I want someone to see this message… see all of us wearing these shirts and for it to spark a conversation. Maybe even end with a hug. I want it to bring strangers together.

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Steph Grant at Bullzerk in Dallas, TX.

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What Happened On The Season Finale Of ‘The 100’?

Don’t read on unless you’ve seen the Season 2 finale of “The 100,” “Blood Must Have Blood Part 2.”

I know I’m preaching to the choir here — if you’re reading this, you’re already a loyal viewer of “The 100.” You might have some issues with this or that aspect of the show, but by now you’re most likely in it for the long haul and you don’t need to be convinced that the show is the real deal.

That said, I’m going to preface my remarks about Season 2 finale of “The 100” with a couple of general thoughts. As you might have gathered, my job is to watch a lot of TV — as much as I can (whee!). A lot of amazingly wonderful people write about TV — many of them very well — and I make no distinction between an eloquent analysis that appears on Tumblr or on a solo blog and one that is written for money.

That said, ideally there is a valuable thing a professional critic can bring to the party: A depth and breadth of knowledge about what’s happening in many different arenas of television. Most critics I know try to watch almost every scripted drama that comes down the pike, and many of the comedies as well (no shade on unscripted fare, but I don’t get to it lately because there’s just too much good scripted stuff to watch). Critics try to keep track, to the degree that we can, of the big picture, and we try to let the world know when shows — big or small, high- or low-profile — are doing something new and important, or mastering a valuable set of goals with particular force and eloquence.

With that in mind, I can say with some assurance that I’ve rarely seen a program demonstrate the kind of consistency and thematic dedication that “The 100” has shown in its first two seasons. This is a show about moral choices and the consequences of those choices, and it’s been laudably committed to those ideas from Day 1.

You may well say, “But wait, Mo — isn’t this basically an adventure story about risky survival in a series of unforgiving environments?” Well, sure. There is that. But underpinning those plot mechanics and story settings are a series of important questions that the show takes very seriously. What does it mean to survive? Who do you become if you sacrifice others in order to survive? When do the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few? When is taking a life — or many lives — justified? What are the consequences of taking those lives — how does it transform you and your ideas about your self-worth?

The characters don’t necessarily know the answers to these questions. Even after they’ve made a decision, they often struggle with what they’ve done. What gives “The 100” a particularly rich flavor on the character front is that very few people on the screen are in a position to judge anyone else. No one occupies the moral high ground. There is blood on the hands of just about every person on the screen.

According to one reading of the narrative, Clarke is a mass murderer — and she’s not remotely the only one we’ve encountered. Hell, in Season 1, 300 people were killed all at once, which was one of the moments that convinced me that the show wasn’t going to play around when it came to the hard calls. Of course, seeing Clarke only as a killer would be a profoundly limited interpretation of who she is and what she’s done; at every step, I look at her decisions and think I probably would have done the same thing. To its credit, the show explores these issues of morality and ethics without beating us over the head with them. You only have to look at Clarke’s face at several key moments in the finale to understand that she herself is asking these questions: “Am I a monster? What kind of person am I?”

The cast does a phenomenal job of quietly conveying these internal battles, the directors and crew have done an increasingly exceptional job of creating tension on the screen, and for a long time, the writers have had a clear grasp of who these people are and where they’re headed. All of those things make “The 100” an addictive show. I watch each episode the night it airs (a rarity for me), because I want to know what happens next, but what gives the show extra weight and import are those examinations of personal imperatives versus community needs. How do individuals with limited resources weigh their bonds to each other — as friends, as family, as clans, as would-be conquerers or reluctant allies? What are they capable of doing to save each other, what are their limits, and do their most terrible acts make them less human — or more noble?

How many other shows do that — engage fans on the surface level, on the character level and on the philosophical level? Not many, in my view.

The Walking Dead” occasionally takes a run at those questions, but too often, it gets mired in circular plotting and takes shortcuts with shoddy, convenient shortcuts. It has its moments, to be sure, but its biggest weakness is frustratingly bland or variable characterizations. “The 100,” by contrast, has only grown more assured over the course of its two seasons, and it engages with wrenching questions with far more consistency than a lot of shows with much bigger budgets. Many of us have compared the show to “Battlestar Galactica,” its most obvious influence, but what the hell — I’m going to bring up “Game of Thrones.” Yeah, I went there. These shows are not doing the same things, clearly. Of course the CW show’s budget is minuscule compared to that of the HBO behemoth, and “The 100” can’t necessarily match “Game of Thrones” when it comes to epic visuals and enormous battles.

That said, “The 100” acquits itself very well aesthetically, as I’ve noted in the past. But the comparison to “Game of Thrones” is apt in other ways as well. I can’t think of many other shows that combine moments of high adventure, a devotion to knotty characterizations and a keen exploration of philosophical dilemmas with such frequently fruitful results. Don’t you think Clarke and Daenerys would have a lot to say to each other if they ever met?

And let’s get real: “The 100” has a better record than the HBO drama in one arena. As far as I can recall, the CW show has never used female characters or extras for lazy or exploitative purposes (the upside to being on the CW: No sexposition). And while I like both shows a lot, “Game of Thrones” has had trouble at times keeping its sprawling narrative under control, while this season “The 100” expanded its array of characters without losing momentum. Everyone in Westeros (and beyond) is fighting for survival, but that’s the case on “The 100” too, and as a fan of focused, intelligent genre storytelling, I’m glad we have both shows around to provide very human stories of frailty, sacrifice, connection and greed.

All in all, as this season of “The 100” comes to a close, I have to say I’m generally impressed with how it built on the strengths of Season 1, and I’ll be very keen to see where it goes next season.

So, about the finale itself — who guessed that before the season was out, we’d see a killer sea monster eating a dude! Just when you thought it was safe to go on a cruise with Jaha …

Seriously, I love the fact that the show keeps finding new things to throw at these characters. There are weird, irradiated creatures on the ground, so it makes a sense that bodies of water wouldn’t be any safer than the forests and mountains. In any event, I had a feeling that the guys with Jaha and Murphy were not long for this world, given that I could not remember their names and they certainly seemed like redshirts who would be killed off at the earliest opportunity. Points to the show for taking them out in a scary and surprising way. Nobody expects the carnivorous sea monster!

Speaking of Jaha, he provides a good example of the show’s commitment to moral complexity: I should hate him for throwing an innocent survivor off the boat in order to distract the beast and save himself and Murphy, but Isaiah Washington plays the guy with such charismatic zeal that I can’t help but be on his side a lot of the time. By the way, it would have been easy for the side plot about Jaha and Murphy’s punishing road trip to start to seem like an unnecessary distraction (a la many of the Hong Kong flashbacks on “Arrow“). As it turned out, there was just enough of it to work well as a bit of contrast.

The odd-couple pairing of the cynical Murphy and the messianic Jaha paid real dividends: The fact that Murphy committed himself to Jaha’s unlikely mission gave Murphy something to believe in, however preposterous the former president’s mission seemed. Murphy didn’t get to do much more than glower in Season 1, so seeing new sides of his personality on the Jaha road trip was enjoyable. As for Jaha, his messianic fervor was enjoyable to watch, and in a show that now an then can be a little too committed to its grim, unrelenting worldview, Jaha’s fervent, slightly cracked positivity was a nice contrast to the rest of the show.

But what about the meat of the episode, Mo! Well, I’ve been putting that off because damn, things got dark. It’s no surprise that the show isn’t afraid to go to pitch-black places, but the finale particularly brutal in certain spots. I still can’t get the sound of that drill out of my head, let alone the images of Raven and Abbie on that bloody table inside the mountain’s chamber of horrors. Even harder to watch: Dozens of inhabitants of the mountain dying horribly of radiation poisoning. That was rough. I didn’t think the season would end with most of the Mountain Men dead, but it fits right in with how things work in this world. There didn’t have to be carnage because the show exploits carnage for cheap thrills. There had to be a lot of deaths because in a world with resources this limited, detentes and alliances are always going to be temporary at best.

I give director/executive producer Dean White a lot of credit for how he shot the scenes in which the mountain folk died; they were quite mournful, and rightfully so. There’s violence on “The 100,” but the show isn’t casual about it. Serious bloodshed here is rarely rote or inconsequential. If the dead are enemies, those who did the killing feel bad about it, or at the very least conflicted. If the dead were friends, as was the case in the destruction of Ton DC, the atmosphere of regret is all the more palpable. There was a melancholy feeling to almost every scene of death in the finale, a pained, bittersweet atmosphere heightened by the great work of the cast.

I can’t say enough good things about the work Eliza Taylor has done as Clarke: She’s continually found new ways to give shadings and nuance to the character’s self-doubt and self-confidence. These qualities stand in opposition to each other, yet to remain interested in Clarke, we have to believe in her as both a strong leader and as a human being who feels fear and regret, and who wants the people around her to like her and approve of her actions. I keep thinking about the many emotions — regret, sadness, shock, relief — that flashed across her face when she finally embraced Abbie. Taylor imbued two simple words — “I tried” — with so much unspoken meaning and barely repressing feeling.

I’m not sure how the fandom in general felt about the Clarke-Lexa kiss (personally, I hope it launched a thousand shipper Tumblrs, which I plan to investigate soon). It was, in my view, an appropriate and well-handled culmination to that storyline. As Ryan McGee pointed out, both women were at ease commanding the large factions following them, but very few of their friends and associates understand the burdens leadership place on them. That kiss represented a moment of comfort and connection, one that both of them knew wouldn’t last. Lexa and Clarke just had too many other tasks to complete. But the kiss made Lexa’s actions in “Blood Must Have Blood, Part 1” feel like not just a cold rejection, but a personal betrayal as well.

Touching on that for a moment, I think the deal Lexa made was in line with her way of thinking. She proposed allowing everyone in Ton DC to die in order to keep their spy’s presence a secret, and she’s made similarly brutal calculations in the past to keep her people alive. Though the announcement of the deal was abrupt, all in all, that development made sense within the universe of “The 100.” The show isn’t just about deploying carnage — it doesn’t raise the stakes by killing more people in more brutal ways. It finds creative ways to increase the pressure on the characters by altering their circumstances in sometimes shocking ways. Having the Grounders abandon the Sky People at a crucial moment — to my way of thinking, that’s the kind of thing this show does. It pulls the rug out from under well-intentioned, flawed people and sees what they do when they’re scrambling, angry and afraid.

Given that the show is all about consequences, the high point of the finale was the last scene between Bellamy and Clarke. Both Taylor and Bob Morley have presence to spare, and their on-screen chemistry was simply undeniable in that scene. There’s so much unspoken emotion in that moment, and whether or not they ever get together as a couple, the bond they share as survivors of that awful day — all these awful days — was palpable. The look on Bellamy’s face as he said, “You’re forgiven… You don’t have to do this alone” — it was just heartbreaking. But I understood why Clarke walked off to be by herself for a while. She’s been through a lot, and sorting it out mentally and emotionally would require some time and space. She knows she did the right thing, yet she still needs to forgive herself, and the many contradictions within that statement are part of what make this show intellectually and emotionally addictive.

Finally, what do we make of Jaha’s new friend? Last season’s final images were a bit more of a visceral gut-punch, but that’s no slam on this season’s closing scenes. Given how much of an impact the wrap-up of the Mount Weather story had, we didn’t need the Jaha-Murphy closing scenes to melt our brains, thank you very much. I just don’t know what to make of the characters the road trip duo encountered, and obviously, that’s the point.

Did that nice computer-generated lady want to start another war using Jaha’s stray nuke? Did she start the war that decimated the world 100 years ago? What gives with the video of the suicidal guy in the super chill survival bunker? Will Murphy ever get to relax and have a damn drink without something horrifying happening?

We’ll have to wait at least six months to find out. See you on the other side.

A few more bullet points before I head into my bunker:

  • A recommendation: If you like genre storytelling with a lot of heart, arresting visuals, terrific performances and surprising character depth, check out Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” one of my other favorite under-hyped shows.
  • Was Murphy eating Pop Tarts in those scenes? Maybe they were some sort of survival biscuit, but they looked a lot like Pop Tarts. Which makes sense. Even before he got to Earth, I bet the main components of Murphy’s diet were alcohol and junk food.
  • Goodbye President Dante Wallace. Raymond J. Barry brought a welcome sense of gravitas and wily intelligence to the show. I loved the final exchange between him and Clarke: “You won’t do it.” “You don’t know me very well.”
  • Emerson may be in the wind. If he is, he’d be well advised to steer clear of Clarke.
  • I was a little surprised that so many people in the mountain died; I had been under the impression that more of them got the treatments. I wonder if a number of treated soldiers and perhaps got away, but that seems unlikely.
  • I’m glad we got a final moment between Indra and Lincoln. Clearly the Grounders are not out of the picture in the long-term, which is a good thing. Not so good: Alycia Debnam Cary, who plays Lexa, has been cast in the “Walking Dead” spinoff. She was fantastic on “The 100,” and I hope we see her again, though her new job may make that unlikely.
  • Goodbye Maya. Truth be told, I never felt that character was developed all that well; she rarely felt like a specific person to me. That said, I felt very sorry for poor Jasper.
  • A nice moment of badassery: Lincoln getting his revenge on Cage. “The first dose is the worst!”
  • An even better moment of badassery: Octavia going Black Widow on two guards inside the mountain. In a dark and eventful hour, that was probably my favorite moment of pure action. If “The 100” launched a Linctavia spinoff which mainly consisted of them kicking a lot of ass, in the style of Cinemax’s underrated action noirBanshee,” I’d be OK with that.
  • I say this with love: It’s kind of funny that amidst the preparations for war, Clarke stopped by the Grounder boutique that sells the latest in all-black badass threads. Her new costume fit in with her status as the leader of an important faction going to war, but clearly the Grounders have a lot of time to devote to making bedazzled gloves.
  • If I have one overall idea about what “The 100” could do in its third season, it’s this: More “Colonial Day.” That’s an episode of “Battlestar Galactica” in which we got to see the characters socializing and relaxing, at least for a little while. We saw different sides of them as they celebrated a holiday, and that episode and others like it helped cement my affection for them and my interest in their lives. I truly appreciate the energetic pace of “The 100”, its moral gravity and its ability to come up with believable but shocking twists, but having some lighter moments can help the darker aspects of any show stand out. Also, purely character-driven moments can also just be fun to watch. I liked watching Raven and Wick bicker about engineering dilemmas; I like seeing Jasper and Monty hang out; I like seeing what happens when characters are not on the run or being beaten up. When a show pays attention to its forward momentum but gives the people in the story a chance to reaffirm their bonds with each other within non-traumatizing situations, it can really pay off in the long term. I’m not saying “The 100” needs an influx of kittens and rainbows — this is not that kind of show — but adding a little more tonal and emotional variety might be a welcome thing when the show returns. It’s just a thought.
  • The final words belong Murphy: “Your promised land sucks!”

Ryan McGee and I discussed the season finale of “The 100” as well as “iZombie” and “Powers” on this week’s Talking TV podcast, which is here, on iTunes and below.


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I Tried A 10-Minute $100 Laser Facial And Here’s What Happened

Before you roll your eyes, hear me out on why I’m convinced this facial treatment is worth every penny.

Over the years, my bathroom has become a black hole of skincare products. I’ve tested just about every cleanser, moisturizer and mask in hopes of achieving a flawless complexion. In general, I know that my face will always look brighter and feel much smoother after sticking to a strict routine for two weeks or so. But the stress of a two-hour commute, not enough sleep and eating greasy foods like French fries end up reversing some results.

I was out of patience, so a 10-minute $ 100 laser facial promising instant results was a gamble worth taking. So I went to Manhattan’s newest express spa, Skin Laundry.

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What Is It?

Founder Yen Reis came up with the concept for Skin Laundry’s non-invasive laser and light therapy while living in Asia. She saw firsthand how advanced technology worked effectively to target pimples, acne scars and sun-damaged skin. But she couldn’t wrap her head around the astronomical costs of these treatments. “Doctors simply charge that much because they can,” Reis told HuffPost Style.

When she moved to the United States, Reis saw an opportunity to introduce a treatment that was much more affordable and required less downtime. “Laser is more effective as it allows for deeper penetration into the skin to reduce inflammation, as well as gently vaporize surface dirts, makeup and dead skin cells,” she explained. “We have taken the traditional higher settings of the laser and IPL (intense pulsed light) and reduced it so you are still getting the benefits. However, we are not traumatizing or effectively hurting you skin. Not many creams or superficial treatments can compare to the benefits of this technology in such a gentle manner.”

Safety is a priority for Skin Laundry as it is, after all, a medical business. While the vibe of their clinics has a low-key, Cali feel, I was impressed by the preliminary health evaluation check and well-trained registered nurses who administered the facial treatment.

How It Worked

The medical staff minimized the intimidation factor by explaining each step thoroughly to a laser novice like myself. I simply laid on a table, wore safety goggles and moved my head from left to right as instructed during the process.

I won’t lie: The first laser pulse did get my heart racing. But it was quick, virtually painless (felt like getting pinched) and there was a slight burning odor. A gel was applied to my face before getting the IPL and then cool compresses were used to reduce minor swelling.

Before even looking in the mirror, I could feel a difference in my skin. The laser facial helped to clear my clogged pores and give my complexion a dewy glow. I’m pretty sure that R.N. deep-cleaned a decade’s worth of dirt that drugstore facial washes just can’t accomplish.

To get the full Skin Laundry experience, I followed up my treatment at home with the brand’s signature skincare line. The star product in my opinion is the cream cleanser. Free of irritating soaps and sulfates, it cleanses without leaving skin stripped of natural oils. Plus, the fresh scent is absolutely soothing.

While I may not splurge on 10-minute laser facials more than three times a month, I think it makes more sense to invest $ 100 in weekly treatments with lasting effects as opposed to, say, spending double that for one hair salon visit without lasting results.

Skin Laundry provided a complementary laser facial for review purposes.
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12 Numbers That Break Down What Happened In NYC During That ‘Historic’ Snowstorm

On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned of a “potentially historic” snowstorm that could dump up to 3 feet of snow across the five boroughs. The city had 1,800 plows at the ready and 250,000 tons of salt to spread over the 6,000 miles of city roads.

But when New Yorkers woke up Tuesday morning, they saw a more paltry 7 to 9 inches of the white stuff outside — a veritable Snor’easter.

And while city-dwellers were spared the worst of the storm — which pummeled parts of Long Island and New England with over 30 inches of snow and up to 70 mile per hour winds — that doesn’t mean it didn’t leave its mark on the Big Apple.

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The number of rabbits seized from a Brooklyn backyard as the storm approached the city. The bunnies’ owner told DNAinfo that about 20 police officers temporarily confiscated the cuddly pets to protect them from the elements.

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The number of non-emergency vehicles that should have been on the city’s streets after 11 p.m. Monday. Mayor de Blasio announced a travel ban, which ended at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

The NYPD said Tuesday that no one was arrested or issued summonses for violating the ban. The streets were eerily empty in Manhattan:

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Number of people who thought it was a good idea go paddleboarding off Rockaway Beach at the beginning of the storm.

235

The percent uptick in liquor sales in Boston and New York City on the delivery service Drizzly, according to the company:

29,000

Acres of New York City parks that were closed to the public during the storm. The parks are back open now, but de Blasio warned people to be on the look out for falling branches as trees are weighed down with snow.

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The approximate number of bros playing beer pong in the middle of First Avenue in the East Village Monday night before they decided to destroy the beer pong table.



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The number of dicks drawn on this NYPD car:

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The number of points on the star-shaped snowflakes falling in and around New York City during the storm. According to Gothamist, they are “rimed crystals—snowflakes with cloud droplets frozen on them.”

15,000

The number of people Louis C.K. had to tell that he was canceling his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden because of the storm.

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From an email CK sent to the ticketholders:

“…there seems to be a massive storm approaching New York City. They are calling this storm “historic” which…. Well I didn’t know you could call a thing historic if it hasn’t happened yet. But I’m not one to defy future historic events. And I have to be respectful of the responsibility I have to the 15,000 people who are holding tickets to the show and could be stranded somewhere historically trying to get to or from my show. I think it’s clearly better that I alter history in the name of safety and cancel. Besides, if you’ve ever tried to get your deposit back when you rent a banquet hall for a wedding that gets snowed out, you don’t want to even know what the deposit is on Madison Square Jesus Christing Garden is.”

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The number of stray kale leaves left at this New York City grocery store during Monday evening’s shopping rush.

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The number of men in Brooklyn looking for that special woman on Craigslist who wants to have sex in the snow. (We actually wouldn’t be surprised if there were others. After all, plenty of people flocked to the site in search of company during the storm.)

“Looking for a pretty lady that has a fetish for cold,” the post reads. “After making naked snow angels we will then proceed to have ‘hot’ snow sex. I understand this is a very unique fetish so no experience is needed!”

660

Approximate miles of subway tracks that were devoid of passengers from 11 p.m. Monday until 9 a.m. Tuesday. It was the first time the subway service has ever been suspended because of a snowstorm.
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Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) (Unabridged) – Jenny Lawson

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