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  • Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

    09/22/2018 5:33:02 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 September 2018 , 8:34am | Mark Molloy
    Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe. Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter amount of time, comparing it to “life imitating art”. They believe it could be the first steps in developing advanced software that will make Matrix-style instant learning a reality. In the neo-noir sci-fi classic, protagonist Neo is able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to...
  • Melania Trump: First Lady recalls trick she used to romance Donald Trump

    08/23/2018 1:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Express ^ | August 23, 2018 | Francesca Specter
    MELANIA TRUMP, 48, is the third wife of Donald Trump, 72, but what happened when they first met? The First Lady recalled a technique she used to keep the now President of the USA interested in her. Melania Trump has been married to Donald Trump for 13 years, but how did it all begin between them? The stunning former model is said to have met Donald in 1998 at a party in Times Square nightclub the Kit Kat Club. Donald attended the party on a date with Celina Midelfart, a Norwegian businesswoman. However, he soon asked for Melania’s number when...
  • Melania Trump begins prep for Christmas. Want to participate? Don’t miss this deadline to apply.

    08/11/2018 11:26:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 11, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    First lady Melania Trump has already begun prepping the White House for Christmas, which still remains four months away. And just like last year, this year she intends to recruit help from the public to make this Christmas spectacular again. In a press release published Aug. 3, the White House explained that it’s specifically looking for musicians, entertainers and volunteers for this year’s preparations. Volunteers will reportedly be chosen to help decorate, while musicians and entertainers will be selected to perform during White House open houses in December. Becoming a volunteer isn’t as easy as just signing up, though. Potential...
  • Iowa State Fair Says Grandstand Project Will be Done by Opening Day

    08/05/2018 7:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 3, 2018 | Laura Barczewski
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa State Fair is less than a week away and some areas are still under construction including the Grandstand. The renovated Grandstand will seat 14,500 people compared to the original 10,500. “I say we have four things, ease of getting in. You’re going to get in easier. You don’t have to have tickets for the food and beverage this year, so the lines should be shorter for that. We have new concessions and new restrooms and a bigger stage,” Iowa State Fair Manager and CEO Gary Slater said. The bigger stage and additional seats go...
  • White House issues open casting call for Christmas entertainers

    08/03/2018 12:12:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2018 | Judy Kurtz
    The White House is putting out a casting call for some Christmastime entertainment, giving musicians, singers and others the chance to perform at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. With less than five months to go until Dec. 25, the White House said Friday that “initial planning for the 2018 season is underway.” In addition to its annual call for volunteers to decorate the executive mansion for the holidays, this year the White House is also asking for entertainers to join the Yuletide festivities. The White House “invites local musicians including high school bands, choirs, and Christmas-themed entertainers to apply for the opportunity...
  • Stormy Daniels to get Vogue photo shoot — before Melania Trump gets her cover

    08/01/2018 10:15:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 1, 2018 | Martha Ross
    James Woods probably won’t be happy about this. The outspoken conservative actor this spring led outcry over the fact that Vogue magazine and other leading women’s magazines have failed to put Melania Trump on their covers since her husband became president. Now comes news that Vogue, the nation’s premier fashion magazine, will serve up a high-gloss spread (though not cover shot) of Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who claims she had a sexual encounter with future President Donald Trump in July 2006, a few months after Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron. The Huffington Post reported that...
  • So, Uh, Lindsay Lohan Partied with Tiffany Trump Last Night

    07/28/2018 11:34:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Cosmopolitan ^ | July 28, 2018 | Mehera Bonner
    Hello, happy weekend, what did you do last night? Because Lindsay Lohan was chilling in Mykonos when who should wander in? That would be Tiffany Trump, aka the daughter of President Donald Trump, man who is currently running the United States. Lindsay hit up Instagram to share a now-deleted photo of herself and Tiffany hanging with their mutual friend Andrew Warren at a fundraiser for victims of the Greek wildfires. And for reasons you can go ahead and file under "huh, okay," LiLo went ahead and tagged POTUS in her post....
  • This startup is the perfect example of Korea’s vibrant crypto market

    07/16/2018 9:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    TNW ^ | July 16, 2018 | Lucas Miller
    Though cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications seem to have taken the entire world by storm, there are few places where this new technology has been embraced like South Korea. In part, thanks to changing regulations within the country, the overwhelming sentiment seems to indicate that crypto will soon become fully integrated into everyday life in South Korea. But what is it that has made cryptocurrency take off in South Korea at such an unprecedented rate? By taking a closer look at overall trends and how they have impacted blockchain startups like Bezant, we also get greater insight into the success of...
  • Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Pulled From Yet Another Department Store (Canada)

    07/15/2018 5:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSN Lifestyle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sara Hendricks, Refinery 29
    Another Ivanka Trump placement bites the dust. Trump’s titular fashion line, Ivanka Trump, has been dropped by Hudson’s Bay, a Canadian department store. The line can no longer be found on the store’s website and will be gradually phased out of stores in the coming months. Hudson’s Bay’s decision should not come as a surprise to Canadians. According to the Guardian, an activist group called the “Peeved Beavers” have been leading demonstrations against the store over the past year. And, of course, it has also been faced with the ultimate kiss of death for any fashion line — poor brand...
  • Maxine Waters Merch Hits the Men's Fashion Week Runway

    07/11/2018 9:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Elle ^ | July 10, 2018 | Nerisha Penrose
    The interweaving of political/social references and luxe streetwear designs has become the touchstone of Mexican-American designer Willy Chavarria's fashion shows. For his Fall/Winter 2018 show in February, black and brown models walked down the runway with pained expressions and tears on their faces, possibly symbolizing the effect of police brutality, violence, and other tragedies plaguing minorities. This season, Willy Chavarria debuted his new soccer-inspired collaboration with sportswear brand Hummel. The political references were still there, including a sweatshirt with the word "American" flipped upside down, another sweatshirt flipped the American flag, and then there was Maxine Waters. No, not in...
  • Inside notoriously ritzy Gangnam, 'the Beverly Hills of South Korea'

    06/22/2018 3:37:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 22, 2018 | Harrison Jacobs and Myelle Lansat
    The Gangnam district is known as "South Korea's Beverly Hills" for its exorbitant real-estate prices and wealthy residents. •Property in Gangnam is three and a half times as expensive as South Korea's real-estate average. •The Gangnam neighborhoods of Cheongdam and Apgujeong are full of luxury fashion houses, plastic-surgery clinics, high-end real estate, and the homes of many Korean celebrities. •PSY's international song "Gangnam Style" famously lampooned the wealthy district, which has an outsized reputation in Korean culture. Ever since PSY's international mega-hit "Gangnam Style" in 2012, people all over the world have heard the name of Seoul's most affluent district....
  • ‘Housewives’ say Bravo keeps the booze flowing

    06/16/2018 2:10:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Page Six ^ | June 16, 2018 | Dana Schuster
    Aviva Drescher, who starred on Seasons 5 and 6 of “Real Housewives of New York,” said the show’s production team could sometimes go too far with their eagerness to liquor up the cast. She recalled the time a producer phoned ahead of filming and asked her to take a shot of alcohol with castmate Ramona Singer during a reconciliation scene at a restaurant. “I told the head producer, ‘I don’t want to do a shot. Can you just fill it with water?’ ” said Drescher, 47, who grew up with an alcoholic mother and says she had never taken a shot...
  • Kim Jong-un FAVOURITE for Nobel Peace Prize in blow to Donald Trump

    06/11/2018 12:35:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | June 11, 2018 | Anthony Blair
    The North Korean dictator is fancied at 4/6 to take the prize jointly with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in. Donald Trump is second favourite at 10/1 by bookies Ladbrokes. The two leaders are in Singapore for a showdown summit to solve the ongoing crisis over Pyongyang's nuke programme, which has led to fears of a major world war. The US President has sounded a positive note ahead of the crisis talks with Kim. Earlier he tweeted: "Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!" Kim was also pictured in a candid selfie smiling with politicians on a night...
  • The royal wedding served bowl food and it’s all over Instagram but what is it?

    05/29/2018 10:15:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Metro News ^ | May 28, 2018 | Faima Bakar
    Bowl food is exactly what it sounds like; food in a bowl. We’re not sure what the craze is all about, but it seems to be all over Instagram. And it might have something to do with the royal wedding – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did serve bowl food, after all, when they tied the knot. Their royal lunch included pea and mint risotto, chicken fricassee and a slow-roasted pork belly, served with apple compote and crackling. So what exactly is bowl food and where has it come from? Bowl food is larger than a canapé and about a...
  • How Melania Trump Decorated The White House Was Surprisingly Low-Key

    05/28/2018 12:09:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | May 28, 2018 | Nick Ciccone
    Each incoming administration gets the honor of redecorating the White House to reflect its own unique style. The Trumps are no different, with the first family reportedly opting for some decor that's more in line with their taste. Here's how Melania Trump decorated the White House when the 45th president took office in January 2017. Congress provides the first family with a $100,000 redecorating budget, per The Daily News, and there's actually a warehouse of furniture and art in a high-security facility managed by the White House curator that the new presidential family can choose from. The Obamas chose to...
  • Boyband BTS make K-Pop history by topping US album charts

    05/28/2018 11:24:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | May 28, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL - South Korean boyband phenomenon BTS have become the first K-Pop group to rise to the top of the US album charts, a vivid illustration of the genre's growing global appeal. Known for their boyish good looks, floppy haircuts and meticulously choreographed dance moves, the septet has become one of South Korea's best known and most lucrative musical exports. On Monday they passed a new milestone - becoming the first K-Pop group to top the Billboard 200 music charts which ranks albums via sales, downloads and streams. "It's the first No. 1 for the seven-member group, and the first...
  • There’s A Melania Trump Orchid & It Won An Award This Weekend

    05/23/2018 6:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 23, 2018 | Monica Hunter-Hart
    Add this to the ongoing list of fun facts about the Trump family: Melania Trump has an orchid named after her. The flower is a hybrid orchid known as Rhyncholaeliocattleya Melania Trump, or "Rlc Melania Trump," and it even won an award this weekend. When you know the context, the fact that this flower exists isn't so bizarre. It was created by Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc., a company that breeds orchids and has a longstanding tradition of naming flowers after the spouses of the two leading presidential candidates during election years. The company gave both Melania Trump and Bill...
  • Trump and Melania reveal their wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

    05/17/2018 10:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 17, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will be donating to a charity of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice in honor of their wedding. "President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will be making a contribution to one of the 7 charities the royal couple has designated in lieu of gifts,' Lindsay Walters, a spokeswoman for the White House, told the Daily Mail ahead of the nuptials on Saturday. The organizations chosen by the British prince and his American fiancee include the Children's HIV Association, Crisis, the Myna Mahila Foundation, Scotty's Little Soldiers, StreetGames, Surfers Against Sewage, and...
  • Popular baby names for 2017: Melania rising, Kylo falling — Liam, Emma top annual list

    05/11/2018 7:55:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2018 | Jeff Weiner
    The most popular baby names for 2017 have been revealed: For the second consecutive year, Emma was the top name for baby girls, while Liam took the top spot for boys born last year. Rounding out the top five for boys were Noah — last year’s top name — then William, James and Logan. Behind Emma, Olivia was the second-most-popular name for girls, followed by Ava, Isabella and Sophia. A name from politics — Melania, spelled the same as First Lady Melania Trump — ranked fifth on the list of girl names that increased in popularity in 2017, behind Ensey,...
  • In Philippines, an obsession with beauty pageants

    05/09/2018 6:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | January 30, 2017 | Aya Lowe
    When Pia Wurtzbach brought back the Miss Universe crown in 2015 she received a hero’s welcome. Ayala Avenue, the main road of Manila’s central business district was closed off midday, during a weekday and people gathered in their thousands carrying signs, waving flags and tearing up as they greeted the newly crowned beauty queen. It was a day of national pride for Filipinos. For the first time in 42 years, a Filipina brought home the most coveted crown in the beauty pageant industry. And in a country where pageants are followed and cheered on as much as the Superbowl, the...