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How I Went From Working A Desk Job To Publishing A Poetry Book In 4 Years

by Mark Anderson
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💕😭 my book is in preorder !! so fricken excited for these words that started as feelings to be something people will hold in their hands. 💕 (and blessed by kj parish's incredible design). . . . . . #poetry #poetrycommunity #poetsofinstagram #poetryisnotdead #writersofinstagram #writing #thoughtcatalog #wearealljustacollectionofcords A post shared by Chrissy Stockton (@x.lane.s) on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:13pm PDT Four years ago I was 27 and working at a marketing job that was okay. By “okay” I mean it gave me a salary that paid for my rent and my student loans and not much else. I graduated […]

I don’t want to hobby-shame him, but this seems like a terrible idea

by Mark Anderson
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Jay Park: from K-pop to Jay-Z

by Mark Anderson
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(CNN)When Jay Park became one of the first and only Asian artists signed to Jay-Z’s label, Roc Nation, earlier this summer, the hip-hop world was rattled. Not that Park, who was born to Korean immigrant parents in Seattle, was overly concerned. In fact, it’s the type of thing he’s grown accustomed to. “Me, being Asian-American, I was always looked at as an outsider. I always had to fight for my place,” Park told CNN during a recent interview. For an outsider, Park is very much “in” at present. The 30-year-old rapper has seen his celebrity status soar in recent months. […]

Trump administration deals major blow to Obamacare birth control mandate

by Mark Anderson
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(CNN)In a blow to Obamacare’s controversial contraceptive mandate, employers may now have more leeway to withhold birth control coverage on religious grounds, according to new rules issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services on Friday. The new rules continue the undermining of the Obamacare mandate that requires birth control be covered with no co-pay as a preventive service. This could impact many of the millions of women who now receive contraceptives at no cost under this provision. The rules would let a broad range of employers — including nonprofits, private firms and publicly traded companies — stop […]

10 Of The Best Beauty Products For Women Who Love To Have A Damn Drink

by Mark Anderson
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Look. Let’s not beat around the bourdeaux. If it were socially acceptable to list “drinking” as a hobby or past time, it would be at the top of my list. Some people kick-box, some people play video games, I drink. There’s nothing lovelier to me than spending an afternoon having some quality cocktails with my friends and enjoying each other’s company. It’s the undeniable best. But here’s the thing about drinking that no one, including myself, likes to admit. It can be ridiculously hard on your skin, your body, and your appearance. But lucky for you, I’m not only a […]

The repliKates: Kate Middleton’s high-concept lookalikes

by Mark Anderson
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The Duchess of Cambridge has a cohort of fans spending thousands to look like her, and we wouldnt have known had Instagram not inadvertently banned them As the saying runs, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. By this logic, then, the Duchess of Cambridge should be thrilled: she has inspired a movement of copycat sycophants. Its a high-stakes hobby: yesterday, it was reported that around half a dozen bloggers who regularly share photographs of themselves on Instagram dressed like Kate Middleton had had their accounts closed by the site, seemingly without explanation. The subsequent outcry alerted the general public […]

6 Insane Health Scares You Never Learned About In School

by Mark Anderson
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As we’ve previously discussed, history has played host to a range of terrifying diseases that did their business, crippled some populations, and then straight-up vanished in the messy aftermath. The stories we presented were so astoundingly grotesque that they shook Snoop Dogg to his very core. Snoop Dogg/Facebook So let’s do it again, shall we? 6 “Franken Berry Stool” Turned Kids Poop Pink In The 1970s In 1971, the high-stakes world of cereal mascoting was rendered asunder by the arrival of Franken Berry — a cereal which, despite looking and sounding like it was created in an underground Monsanto lab, […]

These Surprisingly Savage Cross Stitches Prove The Hobby Isn’t Just For Grandmas

by Mark Anderson
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It’s no secret that many of the best ladies on Earth (our grandmas. duh.) adore cross stitching. Long before cell phones and Netflix were designed to suck up all our available free time, people actually went outside or stayed inside and got their arts and crafts on. One of my grandmother’s favorite pastimes was cross stitching. While she may no longer be with us, our house is decorated with her sweet needle-and-thread creations. They remind me of her whenever I pass by. But not every cross stitcher is so sweet and innocent. While they may seem innocuous at first, these […]

Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale

by Mark Anderson
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The collapsed bank will sell its stake in Nasdaq-listed auto racing empire, making a hefty $1.5bn from a $300m investment Creditors of Lehman Brothers are on track for a turbocharged windfall after the collapsed bank announced it is selling its stake in Nasdaq-listed Formula One auto racing, giving it a payout of $1.5bn from a $300m investment. The offering also brings the chequered flag down on former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestones time as a shareholder. The billionaire business magnate is offloading his remaining stake for $20m. Ecclestone first took over the wheel of F1 40 years ago and transformed […]

Trump substantially weakens Obamacare contraception mandate

by Mark Anderson
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Many more employers allowed to opt out of requirement to cover birth control without copay in move that could cause thousands of women to lose coverage The Trump administration has dramatically expanded the number of employers allowed to flout the Affordable Care Act (ACA) policy that requires company healthcare plans to cover contraception at no additional cost. Two new federal rules could result in a loss of contraception coverage for thousands of women, a reality the drafters acknowledged, writing the change will result in some persons covered in plans of newly exempt entities not receiving coverage or payments for contraceptive […]