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  • Melania Trump Buys Clothes, Doesn't Get Designer Freebies

    03/17/2017 6:01:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Much like Hollywood actresses making the rounds for awards season (roughly 20 major public appearances for an Oscar nominee in a mere 3.5 months), being FLOTUS, means countless state dinners, charity engagements and trips to be chicly attired for. First Lady Melania Trump has already stepped out in a series of designer looks for her first 56 days in the role, from Ralph Lauren to custom Herve Pierre and most recently a black beaded $9,590 Michael Kors suit for Donald Trump’s first joint address to Congress. However, unlike an A-list actress, Trump is reportedly footing the bill. "Why do rich...
  • The Ivanka Trump makeover phenomenon hits China

    03/10/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New Daily ^ | March 10, 2017 | Susannah Guthrie, entertainment editor
    Ivanka Trump might be struggling to sell clothing in the United States, but in China her face and name are hot property. The First Daughter’s face is regarded as the ultimate in feminine beauty for Chinese women who are rushing to their cosmetic surgeons in the hope of getting the full Ivanka makeover. The Foshan Yiwanka Medical Management company in the city of Foshan offers breast, nose and eye augmentation and liposuction inspired by President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter. The company registered its name, which features the Chinese translation of Ivanka, ‘Yiwanka’, before the US election. “Young women here want...
  • The rise of 'modest' fashion (Luxury hijabs and abayas)

    03/09/2017 12:46:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    CNN Style ^ | March 8, 2017 | Monica Ainley and Fiona Sinclair Scott
    Trend analysts have dubbed what they interpret as a new wave of feminism the "pluri-empowerment" factor, says Iza Dezon, a trend forecaster at Peclers Paris. "An empowered woman is no longer subject to a specific definition, nor must she live by a specific set of values," she explains. "We're seeing the opening up of what empowerment means, allowing women to create their own definitions." The modest movement has been gaining steam for a few years now and the hijab has become a recognized symbol. In 2014 DKNY launched a bespoke modest fashion collection. In 2016, Dolce & Gabbana released a...
  • Adorable Little Girl Channels Melania Trump in School Project Photo

    03/02/2017 8:15:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | February 28, 2017 | Elise Solé
    A little girl who idolizes Melania Trump is paying homage to the first lady by dressing up just like her. On Monday, @WEdwarda tweeted a photo of the 8-year-old girl on Twitter, writing, “8 year-old-girl from Alabama picks Melania Trump for her schools favorite first lady project. So cute!” The girl is dressed in a pint-sized version of Trump’s powder blue inaugural outfit: a Ralph Lauren dress with matching coat, leather gloves, and stilettos. Mini Melania also wears her hair in an updo and carries a bright blue box, similar to the one from Tiffany & Co. that the first...
  • Designer of Pro-Trump Grammys Dress Is an Immigrant

    02/12/2017 6:27:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 12, 2017 | Staff
    Designer Andre Soriano, who immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines, is a big fan of the new president. The designer behind Joy Villa's "Make America Great Again" pro-Trump Grammys gown, Filipino immigrant Andre Soriano, tells THR that he is supportive of the new president despite his controversial immigration ban, and that the message of the dress was one of positivity. "It’s more so about love," he said of the red, white and blue gown. "We all live on this planet. I’ve never been in the political area. However, it’s just so crazy that people are getting beat up because...
  • What boycott? Shanghai fashion label Taoray Wang embraces Tiffany Trump at New York fashion week

    02/11/2017 6:12:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | February 12, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    To boycott or not to boycott First Lady Melania Trump because of her husband’s politics has been hotly debated in US fashion circles, but for one Chinese designer, at least one member of the first family is a major asset. Tiffany Trump, the youngest daughter of the US president, was guest of honour in the front row at Taoray Wang’s New York fashion week show on Saturday, accompanied by her mother, Trump’s ex-wife Marla Maples. The 23-year-old first daughter, who wore Taoray Wang at her father’s inauguration weekend, has been happily adopted by the Chinese label as it seeks to...
  • Melania Trump Hires Chief of Staff, Plans Move to DC in Summer

    02/01/2017 11:08:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 2, 2017 | Lissette Rodriguez
    An aide to Melania Trump on Wednesday confirmed that the First Lady will move to the White House starting at the beginning of the summer. "Mrs. Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling into the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime," Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the First Lady told ABC News. "Mrs. Trump is honored to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of the First Lady very seriously." The confirmation comes after a rumor sparked by tabloids early Wednesday...
  • Hilliary Loss Lachrymose Lamentation

    01/24/2017 10:05:06 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 24 replies
    Radtechtravel ^ | 1/25/2017 | Radtechtravel
    What is it? What's up with the all the lachrymose lamentation? It does not compute. In my experience, women, in general, are remarkably tough, more tolerant of pain (maybe childbirth instills it). They physically heal quicker and they outlive us men. GENERALLY speaking. Okay? I'm treading on quicksand here, so please cut me a bit of slack. If you disagree, please feel free to do so without invective. So what's my problem? It's the crying!! I have observed US presidential election results on TV since 1958 and I do not remember people, male or female, crying so openly over election...
  • Ralph Lauren Will Reportedly Dress Melania Trump for the Inauguration

    01/17/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lauren Alexis Fisher
    Since November, fashion designers have been debating the ubiquitous question: to dress or not to dress future First Lady Melania Trump? Ahead of this Friday's inauguration, it looks like Ralph Lauren has chosen the former. According to WWD, the American label (Ralph Lauren himself stepped down as CEO in 2015) is reportedly working on a gown and an Inauguration Day look for the First-Lady-to-be. Throughout the presidential election, Lauren was a Hillary Clinton supporter and even designed all the pantsuits worn by the Democratic nominee at the presidential debates (along with many more along the trail). But unlike some of...
  • Dolce & Gabbana Designer’s Melania Trump Remark Angers Gay Fans

    01/06/2017 1:09:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 6, 2017 | Curtis M. Wong, Queer Voices Senior Editor
    Melania Trump’s decision to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress to a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a firestorm of controversy. A number of high-profile fashion designers, including Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet, have publicly refused to dress the incoming first lady. In contrast, Stefano Gabbana happily posted a photo of Trump wearing the dress, which retails for $2,995 at Saks Fifth Avenue, to his Instagram account, with the hashtags #DGwoman and #madeinitaly. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Naturally, the Jan. 2 post instantly divided Gabbana’s Instagram followers. In particular, some interpreted the openly gay designer’s post as an endorsement of...
  • Are people going to complain about Melania Trump’s wardrobe for the next four years?

    01/05/2017 11:27:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | January 5, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    By any fashionable standard, the little black dress that Melania Trump wore on New Year’s Eve was quite chic: a $3,000 cocktail dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana with bejeweled bows on the shoulders. Italian designer Stefano Gabbana thought the incoming first lady looked quite fetching in his dress and said so on Instagram, where he thanked her for wearing it. He called Trump, a reported longtime fan of the label, a #DGwoman. (TWEET-AT-LINK)But the post infuriated Donald Trump critics and further fueled the ongoing debate in fashion circles about whether designers who dress the future first lady are, in...
  • Among Designers Debating Dressing Melania Trump, Dolce & Gabbana is Not Only Willing but Grateful

    01/03/2017 11:30:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    W Magazine ^ | January 3, 2017 | Karen Brill
    mong fashion designers, a debate is raging about the merits of dressing Melania Trump and whether doing so is a complicit endorsement of her husband Donald J. Trump's racist and misogynistic rhetoric. Some designers, like Tommy Hilfiger, have admitted they'd be happy to dress the future first lady, others have said they wouldn't do so under any circumstances. "I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters,” Jacobs told WWD. The latest designer to join the pro-Mrs. Trump camp is Stefano Gabbana of the Italian label Dolce & Gabbana. Trump...
  • No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

    12/26/2016 9:06:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Fast Company ^ | December 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Segran
    Change is afoot in the fashion industry. We've already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the premium U.S. fashion brands of the past—Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren—have lost their luster. They're losing ground to a new generation of direct-to-consumer brands that were born on the internet, including Everlane, Cuyana, M.Gemi, DSTLD, American Giant, and Vrai & Oro. These companies are offering something different from the flashy designers of yesterday: the insight into their supply chain and sometimes even...
  • 14 Fashion Designers on Whether They’d Dress Melania Trump as First Lady

    11/30/2016 2:38:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Cady Lang
    "I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump"  Fashion functions as a reflection of the times that we live in, which is why it should come as no surprise that sartorial choices can be extremely political. Michelle Obama’s embrace of young American designers of color like Tracy Reese and Jason Wu during her two terms as First Lady or Melania Trump’s choice to wear a dress to the RNC by Roksanda Ilincic, viewed as a nod to how Ilincic’s Serbian background paralleled Melania’s own Slovenian upbringing. (Obama has also supported the popular designer.) A style decision at momentous...
  • Trump's military school roommate: Our goal was 'to lead America'

    11/23/2016 8:20:01 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 09.13.15 | Brent Johnson
    Anyone seeking to understand the psyche of Donald Trump might want to visit a nearly century-old packaging company just off Route 19 in Paterson. There sits Levine Industries, an operation owned by three generations of the same family — most recently by Ted Levine, a 68-year-old businessman who has a few similarities to the billionaire real estate mogul who is now the front runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He doesn't look like Trump. But his personality? "We are going to have the best product that ever existed," Levine exclaimed Friday while discussing an innovative alternative to the hazardous...
  • Trump Is Hawking a $149 Gold-Trimmed Christmas Ornament Shaped Like a Hat

    11/23/2016 10:35:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | November 23, 2016 | Jeremy Stahl
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign sent out an email on Wednesday. Here is the body of that email:
  • Founders Of Black Lives Matter Honored Among ‘Glamour Women Of The Year’

    11/01/2016 7:13:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices ^ | November 1, 2016 | Zeba Blay
    Every year, Glamour awards a diverse group of innovators across business, politics, entertainment and fashion and more for their Women of the Year list. This year, the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement — Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi — will be honored for their tireless activism, highlighting the issue of police brutality in America. After George Zimmeran was found not guilty of the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2013, Garza shared a status on Facebook to express her feelings about the verdict, writing: “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” After Patrisse...
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Author Kevin Kwan On Asia’s Nouveau Riche

    10/11/2016 2:53:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Nextshark ^ | August 10, 2016 | Benny Luo
    Kevin Kwan is a Singaporean novelist best known for his book “Crazy Rich Asians”, a fictional story inspired by his childhood growing up with the rich elite in Asia. Since its release in 2013, “Crazy Rich Asians” has become both a national and international best seller while being translated into 12 languages. Its success has spawned two sequels, “China Rich Girlfriend”, which was released in 2014, and “Rich People Problems”, which he’s currently working on. While Kwan doesn’t consider himself a crazy rich Asian, he did grow up in a privileged upbringing. His great grandfather was one of the founders...
  • In 1997, Trump discussed Alicia Machado's weight

    10/11/2016 1:02:35 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 1997 | CNN Video
    Lies by omission by Media. Short video.
  • Rachel Dolezal has been invited to an event about black hair

    09/02/2016 1:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Rachel Dicker, USN&WR
    Rachel Dolezal was publicly disgraced for claiming that she identified as black amid accusations she had long tried to pass herself off as African-American. Now, she is actively being asked to represent black culture. Dolezal was invited to attend the Braid On Economic Liberty March & Rally in Dallas led by natural hair stylist and activist Isis Brantleyî©Ą. The rally is branded as an event to encourage black women's hair care and empowerment. In 2015, Dolezal resigned as president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of the NAACP after her parents informed local NBC affiliate KHQ-TV in Spokane that Dolezal is...
  • Forbes Hollywood rich list: who are Fan Bingbing and Deepika Padukone?

    08/28/2016 2:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 24, 2016 | Peter Bradshaw
    The Forbes list of the world’s richest actresses provides a heaven-sent opportunity to slaver over photos of beautiful women and very large sums of money: solemnly recorded figures that can really be no more than intelligent guesswork. In pretty much the same spirit, Forbes regularly provides an enjoyable ranking of the richest fictional people, from Jay Gatsby to Smaug, complete with estimated dollar amounts. This year, Jennifer Lawrence is top of the actress list, with a supposed pre-tax income of $46m. Melissa McCarthy comes in second with a putative $33m and Scarlett Johansson gets bronze with what could plausibly be...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • Ridiculous clickbait:See How Hillary Clinton's Beauty Look Has Changed From the '60s to 2016

    08/06/2016 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Celerity · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/3/16 | Lauren Levinson
    A doting, fawning look at how beautiful Hillary Clinton is. Or was. Or whatever. The author had to be so drunk that I almost in Johnnie Walker as the author. This is a clickbait piece of sh!t article that makes me want to tear my eyes out but it's a great laugh - See how MSN thinks she's the cat's meow. When she's really the cat's technicolor yawn.
  • After Servergate: The Rule of Law is a Big Joke

    07/12/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 12 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 12, 2016 | Benny Huang
    The rule of law died a little last Tuesday when FBI director James Comey announced the Bureau's findings concerning Hillary Clinton and her illegal email server. After a short speech in which he detailed the findings of the investigation, he recommended against charging her with anything. You didn't think it would happen any other way, did you? I certainly didn't. As blatant as her lawbreaking was--some of which was not even discussed in Comey's speech--it seemed fanciful to believe that Hillary Clinton, the ultimate insider, would actually do the perp walk. As a former First Lady, former senator, and former...
  • Like a Bad Zombie Flick, Dead People Just Keep on Voting

    06/01/2016 3:38:38 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 23 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | June 1, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Who says there's no such thing as life after death? If voting rolls are any indicator, dead people these days are living very active lifestyles. According to an investigative report by CBS2, Los Angeles's CBS affiliate, some dead people continue to vote years after meeting their maker. The investigation revealed that 265 dead voters across five counties in southern California voted in recent elections, 215 of them in Los Angeles County. Some of the deceased cast ballots in multiple elections. Thirty-two of those deceased voters were found to have voted eight times since kicking the bucket. One woman who died...
  • Gettysburg man selling Hillary Clinton's car

    04/11/2016 1:40:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The York Daily Record | April 11, 2016 | Dustin B. Levy
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.ydr.com/story/life/2016/04/10/gettysburg-man-selling-hillary-clintons-car/82664038/
  • Who should The Donald pick for a RUNNING MATE/VEEP?

    02/24/2016 11:32:15 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 126 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/24/2016 | ExSoldier
    Let's just hypothesize a bit and say that TRUMP has it all locked up. Who should he pick for his running mate? Keep in mind that he has already BURNED a LOT of potential bridges, even given the explosive nature of the primary system as it exists. Some stuff can be overlooked, not really meant, or said in the heat of a tense moment during say a debate. But the personal nature of Trumps attacks often leads to extended acrimony and lasting anger, not easily smoothed over. Especially since some things said, even if forgiven by the target could and...
  • Ann Coulter Trusts The Donald. I Don't.

    02/20/2016 10:41:26 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 48 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 20, 2016 | Benny Haung
    Ann Coulter’s got a crush and his name is The Donald. The Right’s queen of wit has fallen head over heels for Donald Trump, the candidate who forced the GOP to talk about the issue of illegal immigration. My feelings about Coulter are mixed. I enjoy her columns and always buy her books when they come out, even if I don’t always agree with everything she says. She, like Trump, revels in shocking liberals, which goes a long way toward explaining the attraction. Admittedly, it’s not difficult to shock liberals, who take offense at things like colorblind hiring, the American...
  • Why Towns Are Falling In Love With Golf Carts

    10/06/2015 8:27:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 5, 2015 | Henry Grabar
    One of the promotional videos for The Villages, Central Florida’s city of the old, is all about golf carts. Picture a Boomer’s take on Pimp My Ride: Some carts are souped up to look like Model Ts, fire trucks, or Thunderbirds, or colored to rep a hometown sports team. In a city with no native sons, the carts are expressions of identity. They’re also a central mode of transportation. In The Villages, according to the book Young-Old: Urban Utopias of an Aging Society by architect Deane Simpson, there are 50,000 golf carts and 90 miles of dedicated golf-cart infrastructure. Autocentric...
  • Philly clothing company launches 'Black Lives Matter' line

    09/19/2015 1:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Philadelphia Sun Times ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jack Cassidy
    A Philadelphia-based clothing company Cult Classic has launched a clothing line inspired by Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson last year and the Black Lives Matter movement that followed, according to NBC Philadelphia. PHL Business Journal ‎@PHLBizJournal Philly's @cultclassicUSA clothing brand launches #BlackLivesMatter-inspired line http://bizj.us/1jadrm 9:04 PM - 17 Sep 2015 Per the report, the co-owner of the company aimed at channeling his, and the country’s, confusion over the matter into his work. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit after-school programs in North Philadelphia....
  • The First Trans-Exclusive Modeling Agency Launches in LA

    08/06/2015 9:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Paper Magazine ^ | July 23, 2015 | Sandra Song
    With Hari Nef signed to IMG and Andreja Pejic making make-up modeling history, it's been a good year for transpeople in the fashion industry -- and it's about to get even better because there's now a trans-exclusive modeling agency in the game, dubbed Apple Model Management. Originally founded in Thailand, Apple has just expanded to LA, where they've become the first modeling agency to launch a transgender division. "We see trans individuals as beautiful," agency director Cecilio Asuncion said. "But their full potential was never reached because of the stigma the community-at-large had towards the trans community. This has to...
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing materialÂ’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Donald Trump, an All-American Performance Artist

    07/22/2015 3:35:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Blouin ArtInfo ^ | July 22, 2015 | Patrick Pacheco
    In Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” the protagonist, Willy Loman, goes to the office of his boss, Howard Wagner, hoping for a promotion. Instead he essentially hears two of the most chilling words in the American lexicon: “You’re fired.” The antagonist of that great stage classic is now embodied in the billionaire Donald Trump, who has stirred up the presidential race in ways that have made him a folk hero to a large segment of the Republican Party and a clown and fake to millions of others. “The irony is that Trump, because of his presence in the country’s...
  • WashPost Hails Women's Clothes on Men: 'The End of Gender Is Near'

    07/12/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Friday’s Washington Post hyped a new trend in fashion on the front of the Style section. The headline was “His. Hers. Theirs. Whoever’s. In an increasingly genderless fashion industry, if the blouse fits, wear it.” Fashion writer Robin Givhan championed designers who are asking “Why are clothes assigned a gender at all?” The story began: The end of gender is near. Menswear designers are on a mission to eradicate it. Some are going full bore, wielding lace shirts and floppy, grandma blouses like cultural grenades. Others are taking a stealth approach, quietly chiseling away the boundaries between masculinity and femininity...
  • Has Donald Trump lost even the ‘Apprentice’ vote?

    07/08/2015 2:02:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Section ^ | July 8, 2015 | Yanan Wang
    They lost sleep, risked their reputations, cried on network television — all for a chance to work with him. But now that their dream boss has stepped onto the political stage, former stars of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” say they aren’t ready to vote for him. “I’m a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter,” says Omarosa Manigault, a three-time contestant on the show. After her caustic boardroom behavior in the first season made her a world-class reality TV villain, the former D.C. resident was the only original cast member invited back to participate in not one but two seasons of “Celebrity Apprentice.”...
  • Bristol Palin Engaged to Medal of Honor Recipient, Dakota Meyer: Read Sarah Palin's Statement!

    03/14/2015 5:27:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | March 14, 2015 | Stephanie Webber
    Sarah Palin's getting a new son-in-law! Bristol Palin is engaged to her boyfriend, Sgt. Dakota Meyer. The bride-to-be announced the happy news via Instagram on Saturday, Mar. 14. "Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!" Palin, 24, captioned an Instagram pic of the couple kissing. In a second photo, she gave a closer look at her gorgeous cushion-cut diamond engagement ring....
  • Missing Putin found in Switzerland for ‘birth of love child’

    03/13/2015 8:42:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 13, 2015 | Geoff Earle
    From Russia, with love child. Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public for more than a week — and rampant speculation over the Russian president’s whereabouts took a wild turn on Friday with reports he was in Switzerland for the birth of his secret daughter. “Es ist ein Madchen!” or “It’s a Girl!” screamed a headline from the Swiss newspaper Blick, which had him in Lugano to witness the arrival of his child with Alina Kabaeva, 31, a retired Olympic gymnast who served in the Russian parliament and now works for a media company. The paper reported that Putin’s daughter...
  • 7 Reasons Why Many People in the African Diaspora Are Repatriating to Ghana

    03/11/2015 1:07:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | March 9, 2015 | Curtis Bunn
    Land of New Opportunity Unlike Silicon Valley, businesses in Ghana are very interested in adding Blacks who live in America with interest and talent in technology. Companies like Blogging Ghana have built a strong social media global platform, making it a viable employment landing place. These firms are interested in changing an ever-emerging industry, meaning the opportunity is there to be a part of something bold and aggressive. Also, English is the official language in Ghana, so there are prime opportunities for teachers.[continued]
  • Have a Brewski! 5 Ways Beer Can Help Your Health

    01/19/2015 12:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Eat Right Blog ^ | October 2014 | Karen Ansel, MS, RD, CDN
    When it comes to beverages with benefits, wine always seems to get the credit. If you're a brew lover, that might make you want to cry in your beer. But before you do, you'll be glad to learn that, like wine, beer delivers some decided perks as well. "A cold beer is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day, it tastes great and, in moderation, it can even be good for you," says Ethan A. Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA, past president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here are five ways your favorite brew...
  • Jacksonville-based Body Central closing all of its 265 stores; 2,500 out of work

    01/14/2015 6:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 9, 2015 | Roger Bull
    Just two days after it warned that it might file Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Body Central is shutting all of its stores and headquarters completely. The chain’s 265 stores are running “aggressive promotional sales through Sunday,” Gardner Davis, an attorney representing the Jacksonville-based chain of clothing stores geared to young women and teens, said on Friday afternoon. It has stores in the The Avenues and Orange Park malls and River City Marketplace. The company’s headquarters and warehouse closed Friday, he said. “It’s tragic that the company’s 2,500 loyal employees are losing their jobs,” he said. About 185 of those employees worked...
  • C. Wonder is closing all of its stores

    01/14/2015 6:16:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 6, 2015 | Victoria Taylor
    The preppy lifestyle brand started by Tory Burch’s ex-husband, Chris Burch, is shutting down its remaining locations ‘due to the highly competitive nature of the current retail environment,’ a spokesman said. It’s curtains for C. Wonder. The retailer confirmed that it will shutter its remaining locations. C. Wonder is closing up shop. The retailer, which was launched by designer Tory Burch’s ex-husband, Chris Burch, will be shutting down its remaining stores, a spokesman confirmed. “Due to the highly competitive nature of the current retail environment, C. Wonder will be closing its remaining stores," a spokesman said in a statement to...
  • Lamar on Ferguson: “When we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us?”

    01/10/2015 10:35:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | January 10, 2015 | Michelle Geslani
    With one of 2015’s most anticipated albums, Kendrick Lamar is the focus of this week’s issue of Billboard. In the magazine’s cover story, the Compton MC weighed in on a number of topics, music related and not, including Ferguson, the stunning untitled track he debuted on The Colbert Report, and his thoughts on Iggy Azalea. Check out some choice excerpts below and the full Billboard interview here. When asked about the controversial death of Michael Brown, Kendrick spoke candidly, saying that although it should never have happened, change must also come from within communities like Ferguson: “I wish somebody would...
  • Is this the future of fashion? First-ever 4D dress created using a printer is unveiled

    12/14/2014 11:18:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 14, 2014 | Bianca London
    As many women know only too well, finding a dress that fits like a glove is no easy task. But a new dress, created using a 3D printer, may be the answer to every woman's style woes. A design studio have used 3D printing technology to create an innovative dress customised to a woman’s body. The dress, which costs a staggering Ł1,900 ($3,000) to print, features 2,279 printed panels interconnected by 3,316 hinges. Creators Nervous System call it a ‘4D dress’ as, like fabric, the printed garment can go from a compressed object to its intended shape. Jessica Rosenkrantz, co-founder...
  • Newseum announces Ferguson exhibit

    12/05/2014 9:58:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Washington Post's Style Blog ^ | December 3, 2014 | David Montgomery
    The Newseum is becoming a breaking news-eum this month as it prepares to exhibit artifacts from the protests and news coverage in Ferguson, Mo., while that story continues to unfold. Sharon Shahid, the Newseum’s online managing editor — call her a deadline curator — was on the ground in the simmering St. Louis suburb shortly before the announcement last week that the grand jury would not indict officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9. Shahid collected a press pass and two rubber pellet balls from a police stun grenade donated by Stephanie Lecci, a...
  • Ted Cruz Saves America Released by ColoringBook.com - Back by Popular Demand

    11/12/2014 3:00:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PR Web ^ | November 11, 2014
    ColoringBook.com owned by Really Big Coloring Books, Inc. releases Ted Cruz Saves America in conjunction with the number one (#1) selling coloring and activity book Ted Cruz to the Future. The Ted Cruz to the Future Coloring and Activity Book is back by popular demand. Really Big Coloring Books ® is releasing Ted Saves America as a supplement to the Ted Cruz book. The additional eight (8) page supplement is complimentary with the purchase of the Ted Cruz book, the #1 selling coloring book. Releasing the book and supplement on Veterans' Day corresponds with 2nd Amendment values. "The supplement and...
  • Six Reasons Why Dr. Cornel West Might Be The Greatest Black Man On Earth.

    10/25/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Thy Black Man ^ | October 24, 2014 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    When I chose to become a public scholar in the 1990s, there were three people who inspired me the most: Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux and Cornel West. I also found myself to be a strong supporter of the great Minister Louis Farrakhan and Rev Jesse Jackson. Rev. Al Sharpton might be one of the smartest public figures I’ve ever met, but I confess that we don’t always see eye-to-eye. All of these individuals have made significant contributions to our society in their own way. However, in a time of political turmoil, Dr. Cornel West stands alone in his...
  • CNN's Carol Costello apologizes for Palin remarks

    10/23/2014 2:51:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | Dylan Byers and Hadas Gold
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin. "Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize," Costello said in a statement to POLITICO. On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.” In the...
  • Shock, horror: The ‘viral’ Halloween costume of 2014 is the Ebola suit

    10/15/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Metro ^ | October 15, 2014 | Alison Lynch
    The sale of the Ebola suit for Halloween has sparked outrage on social media. Ebola is a viral disease in more ways than one. And with bad taste costumes now a Halloween must-have, it was really only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in. The Ebola Containment Suit Costume is now available to buy from online Halloween costume shop brandsOnSale for $79.99 (Ł50). ---snip--- Nevertheless, following the backlash on social media this week, brandsOnSale CEO Johnathan Weeks told The Atlantic: ‘We don’t stray away from anything that’s current or controversial or anything like that,’ before confiding, ‘If...
  • NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman Violates Ebola Quarantine To Make Takeout Run

    10/14/2014 1:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler blog ^ | October 13, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    It’s all about priorities, people. Sure, a quarantine means cutting off all contact with the outside world. But what if you just don’t feel like it anymore? What if you’re on TV? What if you’ve really got the munchies? Jason Molinet, NYDN: The New Jersey Health Department turned into soup Nazis when it learned NBC News reporter Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated a voluntary quarantine placed on her and her crew after one member contracted Ebola while working in Liberia. Snyderman, 62, NBC’s chief medical editor, was spotted sitting in her car outside of The Peasant Grill in Hopewell, N.J., Thursday...
  • Bad Ideas and Bad Prose at Cornell

    10/09/2014 8:03:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Cornell University may be the only Ivy League school with a “diversity” quota for the mentally ill. Or maybe the students were sane until they got to Ithaca and started studying under the tutelage of radical professors. At any rate, the Cornell campus is swarming with lunatics: A student-sponsored event at Cornell University (CU) claimed capitalism and white supremacy are “institutions that promote rape culture” and “must be destroyed.” The event, which recognized a “National Day of Protest Against Rape Culture” late last month, took place in CU’s William Straight Hall. Bailey Dineen, one of the sponsors of the event,...