Human atrocity doesn’t start with violence. It starts with prejudice and propaganda.

Not very many things scare me, but extremism in every form does. We hear a lot about the extremism of radicalized Islamic groups, and yes, such groups are worrisome. But labeling an entire religious group with more than a billion followers as dangerous because of the heinous actions of its most radical minority element is also extremism and needs to be called out as such. We hear about child traffickers trying to smuggle children across the border, and yes, those people are worrisome. But making sweeping generalizations about migrants from south of the border and putting asylum seekers into the same category as human traffickers is also extremism and needs to be called out as such. When we don’t recognize …

Someone Designed A Bathroom To House Giant Spiders And Its An Arachnophobia Nightmare

The bathroom captioned with “Such a cool bathroom idea!!!” not only features tree logs for the spiders but the spiders themselves – and people are getting the creepy crawlies just looking at on their screens. Imagine the scene from Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets where Ron and Harry are surrounded by giant spiders, welp it’s just like that but in the comfort of someone’s home. WARNING:  people with arachnophobia should probably stop scrolling now Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: The Spider Shop Amblypygids are found on every continent, but particularly in warmer climates, which include in deserts, caves and tree trunks (hence the bathroom wall design). In the U.S., they are found in the Southwest and Florida. Whip spiders …

US exporters scramble to figure out new tariffs

Washington (CNN Business)The latest tariff hike in the US-China trade war puts a bigger tax on some American-grown almonds and peanuts, as well as toys, chemicals and machinery and condoms shipped to China. But US industry groups are still scrambling to figure out the exact items that will be hit and by how much. The list gets granular, noting differences between combed and uncombed cotton, for example — making it harder for exporters to track whether their products will get dinged. The latter fell on a previous tariff list, putting a 25% tax on most of American cotton exports to China, according to the National Cotton Council. Some almonds are hit by the latest tariff hike, depending on how they’re …

Black Dogs And Cats Are Last On The List For Adoption, I Want To Change That By Taking Beautiful Portraits Of Them

I’ve done a bit of research on this and there seem to be four major reasons that black dogs and cats are last on the list for potential adoptees – firstly, they don’t photograph well (I think these images disprove that point) which is tragic if you want to take over Instagram with your new pet (repeatedly smacks forehead against wall), secondly, black dogs can look intimidating and aggressive, thirdly, black cats are superstitiously unlucky (or should that be stupid-stitiously) and lastly, they are a bit plain and boring to look at. What. Evs. here. My Googling did reveal an interesting tip for shelters looking to encourage people to adopt their ‘boring’ black dogs and cats – place them with …

‘I got morning sickness instead of freshers’ flu’

Shock still surges through me as I recall those two pink lines and my own, sharp inhalation. Pregnancy had been a question nudging the back of my mind. Now, it was a fact that I was spilling down the phone to my boyfriend, Jon, as he assured me we’d be all right. I started to imagine the baby: small, bean-shaped, criss-crossed by blood vessels. I knew I didn’t want an abortion, but Oxford’s libraries, with their exquisitely wrought doors and enforced silences, hardly gave the impression of being accessible to children. Later, a friend who had raised her baby during her master’s degree at Oxford told me how when sitting outside a library with her daughter, a man had shouted: …

People Start Calling Out This Multinational Brewery For Stealing Their Marketing Ideas Through Fake Job Interviews

Image credits: Image credits: jennyfrankart jennyfrankart Some described bids for job interviews where none of the companies got the job and BrewDog just took the ideas tommortonjarvis wybe andsmithdesign One of the strategists posted a sample of what they say was the interview process form Image credits: jennyfrankart But she produced all the screenshots Image credits: Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

Actor has apologized after being charged with paying $15,000 to have a proctor boost daughters SAT score Felicity Huffman tearfully pleaded guilty Monday in she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system. Huffman pleaded guilty in federal court to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughters answers on the SAT. She also considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before ultimately deciding not to, authorities say. She arrived at court holding the hand of her brother Moore Huffman Jr and did not say anything to journalists. In court, she wore a gray dress and …

Single parents lose benefits cap challenge

But lawyers representing the lone parents said housing benefits had been “drastically” reduced by the cap. They argued they should be exempted because of the difficulty for a single parent to find work and arrange childcare. Five charts on the UK’s benefits bill Benefit penalties cut Lord Wilson, announcing the appeal had been rejected by a 5-2 majority, described the legislation which introduced the revised cap as “tough”, and said the court had been faced with a “difficult” decision on the appeals. Lady Hale ruled in favour of the women, saying it seemed to be “a clear case where the weight of evidence shows that a fair balance has not been struck between the interests of the community and the …

Tiger Woods hit with lawsuit after employee dies in car crash

(CNN)The family of a Florida man who purportedly was drunk when he crashed his car is suing Tiger Woods, his girlfriend and his restaurant company, saying they should have prevented the man from drinking too much and driving to his death. The civil complaint says Immesberger had a blood alcohol level of .256, three times the legal limit. A police report says he was driving an estimated 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. The suit alleges employees knew Immesberger attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and had another alcohol-related crash in November. It also says Woods and Herman knew of his disease but were drinking with Immesberger a few nights before the fatal crash. The suit alleges that the employees and …

Celebs’ Best Advice On Motherhood – Perez Hilton

They may be celebrities, but at the end of the day they’re just like us! And that means many of them are navigating the often confusing road of motherhood. We’re still in SUCH a grateful-for-moms mood, between Mother’s Day and the Mother of Dragons getting the crappiest edit of all time, so here are a few tips and tricks you can learn from your favorite mommy’s of Hollywood: Contents 2 Chrissy Teigen 4 Kris Jenner 6 Kendra Wilkinson 8 Gwyneth Paltrow The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to share a new photograph of their family. The photograph, taken by Matt Porteous, shows The Duke and Duchess with their three children at Anmer Hall. This photograph features on Their …

VR used to help injured military personnel

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlight Lieutenant Nathan Jones uses CGI tech to help him recover. “There is no hiding, you are watching exactly what is wrong with you.” Flt Lt Nathan Jones is watching each of his leg muscles moving, on a big screen at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), near Loughborough. Since injuring his back on a flight to Afghanistan five years ago, he has had three operations to repair nerve damage and has only just started to walk without a stick again. “For me to see what I’m doing is amazing,” he says. “It shows which muscles are firing. Image caption Patients have sensors attached to their body “In three months time, I …

Kim Kardashian Shares New Updates On ‘The Most Calm And Chill’ Baby No. 4! – Perez Hilton

Sounds like Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are doing just fine with Baby No. 4! The KUWTK star updated the world this weekend with news about baby number four, The mom of four and makeup maven (oh yeah, and soon to be lawyer!) offered up new details about her growing family in a series of Twitter and Instagram posts earlier on Saturday, while also showing off some older pics from her CBD baby shower that went down a couple weeks ago in Calabasas! Along with the pics, Kim shared this message about the new baby (below): “We celebrated our baby boy about a week ago and now he’s here! He’s so perfect! Here are some pics of my CBD baby shower. I was freaking …

Kim Kardashian Shares New Updates On ‘The Most Calm And Chill’ Baby No. 4! – Perez Hilton

Sounds like Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are doing just fine with Baby No. 4! The KUWTK star updated the world this weekend with news about baby number four, The mom of four and makeup maven (oh yeah, and soon to be lawyer!) offered up new details about her growing family in a series of Twitter and Instagram posts earlier on Saturday, while also showing off some older pics from her CBD baby shower that went down a couple weeks ago in Calabasas! Along with the pics, Kim shared this message about the new baby (below): “We celebrated our baby boy about a week ago and now he’s here! He’s so perfect! Here are some pics of my CBD baby shower. I was freaking …

Kim Kardashian Shares New Updates On ‘The Most Calm And Chill’ Baby No. 4! – Perez Hilton

Sounds like Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are doing just fine with Baby No. 4! The KUWTK star updated the world this weekend with news about baby number four, The mom of four and makeup maven (oh yeah, and soon to be lawyer!) offered up new details about her growing family in a series of Twitter and Instagram posts earlier on Saturday, while also showing off some older pics from her CBD baby shower that went down a couple weeks ago in Calabasas! Along with the pics, Kim shared this message about the new baby (below): “We celebrated our baby boy about a week ago and now he’s here! He’s so perfect! Here are some pics of my CBD baby shower. I was freaking …