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  • 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 · 22 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,...
  • Italian Diva Sophia Loren celebrates 80th Birthday in Mexico with Carlos Slim

    09/20/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Yucatan Times ^ | September 20, 2014
    The Italian diva celebrates her 80th birthday with an exhibition of some of her dresses, jewelry, photographs and awards at the Soumaya Museum. The Sophia Loren exhibition opened today at the Soumaya Museum. It displays pieces owned by the actress. “The best of all is under the same roof,” said the Italian diva at a press conference. Dresses she wore in films, international awards including the Golden Globe and Oscar, as well as photographs and jewelry are displayed.
  • The League wants to be dating app for The Elite

    09/15/2014 6:59:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2014 | Natalie Kitroeff
    Is Tinder not selective enough for you? Is OkCupid turning up dates that don't meet your standards? If so, you might want to look into The League, a new dating app recently released by a Stanford business school graduate. "You're smart, good-looking & successful. You don't need a dating app to get a date - you're too popular as it is. But you should join The League," reads the app's website. The site invites users to download the app and join the waiting list for its "private alpha." Once live, it promises to exclude all of the chaff you'd find...
  • Tea Party Darling Palin In Talks For Spot On ‘The View’—‘Exactly What ABC Needs,’ Claims Source

    08/07/2014 1:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Radar Online ^ | August 7, 2014
    Tea Party darling Sarah Palin‘s recently launched video channel is not just a place where she can express her controversial conservative views: RadarOnline.com has learned that it’s an audition tape of sorts because the former Alaska governor is openly competing for a spot on The View! “Sarah has been in talks with The View to become a part of the cast as the voice of the far right,” an insider revealed. “During talks, it was brought to Sarah’s attention that mainstream Americans haven’t heard from her in a while, despite her appearances on Fox News. Being very media savvy, Governor...
  • Sagz Jeans Launches New Fashion Line Styled By Teens; Features Unique Snap-on Custom Boxer Shorts

    08/01/2014 9:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Black News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mark Davenport
    New York, NY — Sagz Urban Wear, LLC, makers of urban influenced casual wear, have begun marketing their newest line of “sagging” jeans featuring new styles and colors. Subtle design changes will also add to their jeans’ appeal, say the teenage fashion designers behind the popular clothing line. “Young urban men continue to ‘sag’ their jeans fashionably low, and our jeans’ unique snap-on custom boxer shorts offer them worry-free mobility,” says company spokesperson George Harris. “Three different wearing levels allow for maximum personal expression, with the styling confidence and comfort we’re famous for.” But an increased “swag” factor is the...
  • Meghan McCain: No more Sarah Palin

    07/29/2014 7:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 29, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meghan McCain won’t be tuning into the Sarah Palin Channel any time soon. “I am not going to subscribe to Sarah Palin’s $9.95 per month,” McCain said on Monday during her Pivot show TakePart Live. “I got all the Sarah Palin I need for one lifetime.” Palin, the 2008 running mate of McCain’s father Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), announced Sunday that she will be starting her own Internet television news channel, the Sarah Palin Channel. “This is a news channel that really is a lot more than news,” Palin said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. “This is...
  • First lady: I don’t have a ‘Blood Feud’ with the Clintons

    07/13/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post's Page Six ^ | July 12, 2014 | Ian Mohr
    <p>Michelle Obama privately denied any ­alleged “Blood Feud” with Bill and Hillary Clinton as described in the current best-seller at a private Park Avenue meeting with Democratic ­donors on Thursday.</p> <p>At the event to raise funds for the DNC at the home of Evercore Partners’ Charles Myers, the first lady addressed major issues from the midterm elections to education as well as her clothing collection, recent trip to China and whether she might run for office.</p>
  • The President and Michelle Obama on Work, Family, and Juggling It All

    06/20/2014 1:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Parade Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    This week, America’s foreign policy is dominating the headlines, but it’s the White House’s second-term domestic agenda that’s the focus of our Parade cover story. On Monday, June 23, the President and Mrs. Obama will host a Working Families summit in Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for affordable childcare and paid family leave, raising minimum wage, and achieving equal pay for all. In an interview conducted by Parade Editor-in-Chief Maggie Murphy and contributing writer Lynn Sherr on May 20, the Obamas opened up about their personal connection to these issues and what they hope to accomplish during their remaining...
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulčve la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. “We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...
  • Dana Loesch's new Blaze TV show debuts; features mock dramatic reading of hate mail

    01/12/2014 2:46:04 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/10/2014 | Erica Ritz
    Dana's new Blaze show debuted Friday, and she had a humorous segment where she read hate mail with mock dramatic flair. First up was a tweet from one @sqeptiq, a leftist turd who loves baiting conservatives in general and Christian homeschoolers in particular.
  • Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Stewart Using Food Stamps?!

    11/12/2013 2:20:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Rumor Fix ^ | November 11, 2013 | Erin Humphrey
    Rumor has it that Porsha Stewart uses food stamps to buy her food at the local market in Atlanta. A Kroger grocery store insider spills to MediaTakeOut that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was spotted in line using an EBT card, a system that allows state welfare departments to issue benefits via a payment card. PREVIOUS: Porsha Stewart Fuels Kordell Stewart Gay Rumors The insider dishes that they believe they saw Porsha at “Krogers on Piedmont in Buckhead [Atlanta] and she used an EBT card to make her purchases. I couldn’t see exactly what she bought because she was...
  • Sarah Palin to Get Makeover

    04/27/2013 4:54:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    ShowBizSpy ^ | April 27, 2013
    SARAH Palin has been urged to get a makeover — by her own daughter! Willow Palin, 18, recently completed a hairdressing program at Penrose Academy in Scottsdale, Ariz. She’s planning on opening her own salon, says a source, and wants Mom to be her first customer. “Willow thinks Sarah’s appearance is old and tired. She wants to give her mother a fresh, new hairstyle – something that will make her look younger,” a source revealed. “Sarah’s been reluctant to change her look because it’s so identifiable. But Willow is convinced she can win her mom over.” According to Sarah, Willow...
  • Did Louis C.K. Imply Pedophiles Are Gay Men In His Latest HBO Special? (Graphic language)

    04/14/2013 4:51:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 14, 2013 | AJ Delgado
    Comedian Louis C.K.‘s new comedy special, Oh My God, premiered on HBO Saturday night. The one-hour special contained funny, often hilarious, material from the industry superstar. As a longtime fan of C.K.’s work, including his hit FX_sitcom, Louie, I eagerly tuned in, only to be profoundly disappointed by what appears to be a slur against gay men. Early in the segment, C.K.’s (admittedly_dark) humor took a turn towards the offensive. While describing his New York City apartment building, C.K. reflected on the fountain in the courtyard that features “marble boys pissing”: What is it with fountains? Like, all fountain-sculptors are...
  • 6 Ways to Make Your Articles Go Viral

    04/11/2013 6:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Elizabeth Plank
    Wanna go viral? I thought so. Even if your piece is the most amazing masterpiece to have ever graced our planet, if your mom is the only one who reads it, it will end up slipping through the proverbial cracks of the interwebs. If you want your articles to viral, you're going to have to master the art of social media. Thankfully, it's not that hard. Here are six surefire ways to increase views on your articles. 1. Get visual. (GRAPHS AT LINK) Source: Facebook Facts People love pictures. They will like, share and comment on them more than any...
  • Former Spice Girl Praises Margaret Thatcher, Deletes Tweet After Wave of Hate Messages

    04/08/2013 7:52:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 8, 2013 | Christian Toto
    So much for girl power. Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell tweeted out a positive message regarding former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who the singer once dubbed the "first Spice Girl," to honor the late leader's legacy earlier today. Liberal social media users quickly engulfed Halliwell with hateful tweets, using the kind of language normally reserved for the worst of the worst....
  • Princeton Mom to All Female Students: ‘Find a Husband’

    04/07/2013 2:25:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    New York Magazine's The Cut ^ | March 29, 2013 | Maureen O'Connor
    In the mid-seventies, Susan A. Patton was among the "200 pioneer women" to join Princeton University's previously all-male student body. As president of her alumni class, she recently attended an Anne-Marie Slaughter–endorsed "Women and Leadership" event that "allowed current undergraduate women to speak informally with older and presumably wiser alumnae." But the "girls" in attendance "glazed over" discussing careerism, she found. So today she wrote an open letter to The Daily Princetonian telling "the daughters I never had" what she wished she'd said: Forget about having it all, or not having it all, leaning in or leaning out ... Here’s...
  • Bloomberg Fronts Eco-Friendly May Issue of L’Uomo Vogue

    04/05/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 5, 2013 | Misty White Sidell
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg has long campaigned for the fashion industry through organizations like Fashion’s Night Out and the CFDA. And now it seems as if all that fashion do-gooding has panned out—it’s won him the cover of the eco-friendly May edition of L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Vogue’s magazine for men. For the event, the New York City mayor and C40 Climate Leadership Group president was photographed by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini in a conservative though spiffy dark suit and striped tie. Of the casting choice, Italian Vogue editor in chief Franca Sozzani told the Financial Times: “I did think it might...
  • What Michelle Obama can teach us about modern womanhood

    03/29/2013 10:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 30, 2013 | Sarah Hampson
    First came the bangs. Then a comedy sketch on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Next, her unexpected presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, in April, she graces the cover of Vogue magazine, for the second time. Do we need any more confirmation of Michelle Obama’s apotheosis? Some of the intense interest in the first lady may be owing to the fact that she is now inviting it. The second term of her husband’s presidency gives her increased freedom to be herself, notes Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C....
  • Michelle Obama’s Oscar presentation raises questions about the role of a first lady

    02/25/2013 7:33:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post's Style ^ | February 25, 2013 | Krissah Thompson
    Is this what Michelle Obama looks like untethered to the pressure of a campaign? Is she free to follow her whims without worries about political backlash? The first lady became the buzz of the weekend when she beamed into the Academy Awards from the White House to present the award for best picture with Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson. Attendees and viewers were flabbergasted at the satellite image of the elegantly dressed Obama, flanked by young service members in full regalia, opening the envelope to name Ben Affleck’s “Argo” the winner. “It just seem[ed] so natural because the whole thing is...
  • Grammys 2013: Michelle Obama is Nominated for a Grammy? Plus Other Surprising Grammy Nominees

    02/06/2013 5:35:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Latinos Post Entertainment ^ | February 6. 2013 | Lindsay Lowe
    Everyone's buzzing about Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, and Mumford & Sons, but did you know that Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton are also nominated for Grammys this year. They're nominated in the often-overlooked Spoken Word category, which honors poetry, audio books, and other forms of audio storytelling. Michelle Obama, along with producers Scott Crewell and Dan Zitt, are nominated for the audio recording of her first audio book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. "With one nomination," points out the Huffington Post's Julie Miller, "the First Lady has already out-Grammy-ied Justin Bieber...
  • Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Blasts 'Anti-Gun' Media

    01/13/2013 6:32:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Noise Creep ^ | January 13, 2013 | Allyson B. Crawford
    Amid the media swirl surrounding possible gun control measures after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre just last month, many pro-gun advocates are speaking out. Musicians are no different. Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch, used his Facebook page to discuss his annoyance at the media and the concern that his guns will be confiscated by the government, despite the fact there is no evidence to back up that fear. Bathory writes: "Let's talk about 'assault' rifles for a second. Anti-gun advocates in the media placing all the emphasis on the word 'ASSAULT' for a reason. It sounds menacing...
  • Black Reality TV and the Rebirth of Fool

    01/12/2013 9:42:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Root ^ | January 12, 2013 | Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D.
    It's official. Reality-television executives have lost their minds. The reality-TV shows featuring mostly black casts debuting in 2013 are setting back images of black folks in television at least 60 years. While critics are obsessed with the controversial film Django Unchained, there is a movement taking place in reality television that has elevated black buffoonery to the highest level possible while diminishing black culture to the lowest level in recent memory. The images of blacks on TLC's reality shows Best Funeral Ever and The Sisterhood and Oxygen's All My Babies' Mamas are appalling. They are also reminiscent more of images...
  • President Obama, First Lady Dine At Nobu Waikiki With Friends

    01/06/2013 2:27:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Obama Foodorama ^ | January 5, 2013 | Eddie Gehman Kohan
    Threepeat: President visits same restaurants on this year's vacation as last year's... After a day of golf, President Obama on Friday night had a long, late dinner in Waikiki, spending more than 3 1/2 hours at Nobu restaurant. Joined by First Lady Obama and an unidentified group of friends, the President arrived at the "perennially hip" Waikiki Parc Hotel at 8:35 PM, home to Nobu, which bills itself as "yet another canvas for Chef Nobu Matsuhisa to display his legendary dishes." The closed-off streets around the hotel filled with excited crowds as word of the President's presence spread through Waikiki....
  • Wikihouse demonstrated how const. system can be used to easily print & build affordable shelter

    01/05/2013 5:09:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PSFK ^ | May 17, 2012 | Emma Hutchings
    Open source house design community WikiHouse demonstrated their construction system at Milan Design Week, providing a visual update on the project. Their goal is to make it possible for anyone to download and print a timber structure using a CNC milling machine, and then fit the pieces together to build an affordable house ready for cladding, wiring, insulation and plumbing...
  • Avon Announces 1,500 Layoffs

    12/12/2012 8:19:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | December 12, 2012 | Rich Smith
    Avon Products on Tuesday announced plans to lay off 1,500 workers globally. That's about 3.7 percent of its work force. The layoffs, which Avon described as part of a previously announced initiative to cut $400 million in annual costs by the end of 2015, are expected to initially cost the company money. In conjunction with moves to exit the South Korea and Vietnam markets, Avon says it will be taking $50 million to $60 million in pre-tax charges in Q4 2012, followed by an additional $30 million in charges as the changes progress. However, Avon believes it will see immediate...
  • Bill & Hillary Forever [Double-Bagger]

    10/16/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT · by lentulusgracchus · 4 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Oct. 14, 2012 | John Heilemann
    The Barack-and-Bill double act on display this fall marks a new and intriguing phase in a psychological entanglement so rich that if Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung were alive, they would surely be squabbling over it instead of Sabina Spielrein’s hysteria. No one close to Obama or Clinton even bothers with the pretense that there is any real affection between them. But most concur with the assessment of a Democratic operative with tentacles deep in both worlds: that “the relationship today is totally transactional—and highly functional.”
  • The Empty Chair President (vanity)

    09/02/2012 2:36:54 PM PDT · by BlueJ7 · 13 replies
    9/02/2012 | me
    The empty chair president
  • Area Man Joins Organization Where Nothing Much Ever Happens (Welcome to the 'Dull Men's Club')

    07/21/2012 11:39:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/19/2012 | JENNIFER LEVITZ
    PEMBROKE, Mass.—Hugh Crossen found himself well into retirement and a little adrift. The former salesman missed meeting new people. As a hobby, he maintains a collection of 7,000 restaurant menus, but he says his wife, Joyce, "isn't as tickled with it as I am." "It takes up a lot of space in the cellar!" says his spouse. Fortunately, Mr. Crossen, who is 77 years old, found a new audience in the "Dull Men's Club," a regular gathering in this town south of Boston. There is no agenda other than to salute the quiet eccentricities of everyday life. The club started...
  • Massive mural memorializing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is going up in East New York

    07/06/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 2, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum
    The city’s first known Trayvon Martin mural is going up on a wall of an East New York laundromat - adding to a brewing campaign to make sure history doesn’t snub the slain teen’s image. Teenage boys will start painting the 100-foot picture July 16 on New Lots Laundromat’s wall underneath the elevated tracks of the IRT No. 3 train. The East New York mural will join a growing list of similar street art popping up in black neighborhoods across the country. “We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said...
  • Plug in, Hit the Road: Toyota Prius Camper (What we'll all be living in soon?)

    03/17/2012 12:22:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Gas2 ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jo Borras
    There are little Prii, big Prii, plug-in Prii, racing Prii, and now – just revealed at this weekend’s Tokyo Auto Salon – there are full-fledged, fully-equipped, and very Real Toyota Prius camper vans. Starting with a new, 3rd-gen Prius, the conversion company adds a streamlined, fiber-reinforced plastic shell that expands the Prius’ interior into something that’s, well, livable! The “living area” has room for a small coffee table with booth-type seating and underseat storage which can be converted to a queen-size bed (as shown, below), with an additional “permanent” bed in the forward section (above the cockpit). At the rear...
  • Popular Packers jerseys may soon be hard to find

    12/29/2011 7:36:43 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 12-29-11
    A new supplier combined with the Packers popularity might make favored jerseys like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews scarce over the next three months and then more expensive. In April, Nike and several other new vendors will take over from Reebok. Retailers say Reebok ordered conservatively going into the season. Their plans also were also affected by the NFL lockout, which still was in effect when buying decisions were made. Brian Swallow, with online retailer Fanatics, says sales of their Packers items are up 170 percent. He says retailers have to predict sometimes a year in advance. Mike Walters, manager...