When ‘Puppy Mill Rescue’ Blurs The Line Between Saving And Selling Dogs

After the video played, Strader walked to center stage and talked about how her visit to the dog auction where she bought Lily seven years earlier had changed her life. She described her first sight of Lily and dozens of other dogs, how she was left speechless at their living conditions, how she sank to the ground in tears. During those first moments at the auction, she said, she decided to found a new kind of dog rescue organization — one that would take dogs from “puppy mill” breeders like Lily’s and offer them for adoption to loving homes. In the 12 years since she attended the Missouri auction, Strader has built a nonprofit empire. The organization she founded, National …

Are millennials really driving cancel culture – or is it their overcautious critics?

Older generations argue that young peoples insistence on equality in all things including books threatens to stifle free speech. But is that always true? I wouldnt normally air my dirty literary linen in public, but here goes. When I finished writing my novel Putney, about a 13-year-old girl who has a love affair in the 1970s with an older man and realises decades later that it was actually abuse, my previous editor at Jonathan Cape chose not to publish it. The reasons emerged this year when described in the Observer as a Lolita for the era of #MeToo. Whether there was any truth in his words or not, Franklins position reveals how much fear now exists in publishing. The balance …

Preventative Botox Are Less Stigmatized Than Ever, But Is That A Good Thing?

Do I Have To Start Now? My FBI agent has been working extra hard because every Ad on Hulu & social media is something to do w/ Botox or plastic surgery. I ain’t mad at em tho — Cydney Kessler (@CydneyAg18) June 30, 2019 What Are The Risks? Does botox help resting bitch face? Asking for a friend. — Lady Disturbed 🔜 PAX West (@lladydisturbed) June 30, 2019 Who Should I Go To? one thing I love about the women in my generation is how transparent so many of us are about getting filler/Botox/plastic surgery – like yes go off get those smile lines filled honey get those new and improved titties and be proud of it — it’s ya …

Instagram launched long-form video last year. Is anyone watching?

Anaheim, California (CNN Business)Instagram just wanted to be a little more like YouTube. But despite two splashy launch events a year ago and the promise of a Kardashian, its long-form video feature IGTV has had trouble taking off. The feature is a hub for longer videos on Instagram, found by tapping the tiny icon of a TV at the top of the app. While anyone can use the feature, it’s primarily aimed at celebrities and people who make a living from social media. You must have 10,000 followers or more to post videos up to an hour long on IGTV, while regular users can only post videos that are up to 10 minutes. “It’s very early [for IGTV], and in …

Why Amanda Seyfried And Arielle Charnas Are Feuding Betches

Yes, you read that headline correctly: the most unexpected social media feud is ever happening right now, between Amanda Seyfried and Arielle Charnas. I’ll be the first to say that I don’t follow @ariellecharnas, but I’ve heard of her before and I’m vaguely aware that she’s one of the bigger fashion influencers, with 1.2 million followers on Instagram and her own fashion brand called Something Navy. Amanda Seyfried, as you’ll recall, is best known for playing Karen Smith in the iconic film Mean Girls. (No, I have not seen Mamma Mia, and no, I will not be taking any questions at this time.) So why are Amanda Seyfried and Arielle Charnas feuding on Instagram, you ask? Well, it all started with a bikini selfie. …

The Window to Rein In Facial Recognition Is Closing

In the wake of jarring revelations about how United States law enforcement agencies have deployed facial recognition, Congress seemed, for a moment, galvanized to act. Based on a Homeland Security Committee hearing in the House Wednesday, that moment appears to be fading—as hundreds of local, state, and federal law enforcement officials continue to amass and access the controversial data every day. Some municipalities—San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts, among them—have proactively banned law enforcement's use of facial recognition. And more localized entities, like the New York State Education Department, have barred it in certain circumstances as well. And even police bodycam maker Axon has declined to incorporate it into its products. But the longer Congress waits to act on a broader …

Boy cleared of murdering teenage friend

Following the verdict, Yousef’s father Ghaleb Makki exploded in anger and the judge, Mr Justice Bryan, cleared the courtroom. Mr Makki swore and shouted: “Where’s the justice for my son? Where’s the justice?” Yousef, from a single-parent Anglo-Lebanese family from Burnage, south Manchester, had won a scholarship to the prestigious £12,000-a-year school. He was stabbed in the village, which is popular with footballers and celebrities. A second teenager, also 17 and referred to as Boy B, was found not guilty of both perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to rob. Both boys were also cleared of conspiracy to commit robbery in the lead-up to Yousef’s death. Related Topics Cheshire Manchester Hale Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted …

State capture: the corruption investigation that has shaken South Africa

The long read: Gavin Watson was a hero of the struggle against apartheid. But this once-powerful businessman is now caught up in a sweeping inquiry that goes to the heart of how a nation is run On 17 January this year, South Africans watched, transfixed, as video from a hidden mobile phone camera was broadcast on TV. It showed a group of men, in corporate uniforms, walking into a vault where one of them counts out bundles of banknotes: One, two, three, four, five bloody Monopoly money, he laughs through heavy breaths, must be a million. The mans name is Gavin Watson, and the whistleblowers who put this video into the public domain claim it shows him counting out bribes …

Jeffrey Epstein Violated Sex Offender Check-In Order 34 Times: Report

Jeffrey Epstein was supposed to check in with New York City police officers every 90 days since he was registered as a New York Post report.  charged Monday in an indictment alleging child sex trafficking involving dozens of girls ― should have reported in person to the The NYPD reportedly maintains that Epstein didn’t have to follow the check-in requirement because his primary residence was on a private island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. But state Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz rejected that very argument during a hearing in 2011, when the check-in requirement was set. Epstein did not give up his New York home. As part of the new indictment against him, federal prosecutors say they intend to seize …

5 Dangerous Mistakes You’re Making With Sunscreen Betches

As a very pale person living in Southern California, where we get 360 days of sunshine a year, I am very well-versed on skin care, particularly sunscreen. I’m already for sure going to die of skin cancer due to my teen beach bum years. I didn’t use sunscreen at all, went in tanning beds on the reg, and burnt my skin so badly it peeled several times a year. It is now my life’s mission to not make it worse. With the sun coming out in those other, bad weather parts of the world (why do you people live there?), it’s time you all step up your sunscreen game. Do you want to be wrinkled and sad as you get …

Worried about YouTube policies, creators look for new ways to bring in money

Anaheim, California (CNN Business)Samery Moras is a 27-year-old six-time Taekwondo US National Champion. Moras is not alone. While many YouTube stars with big audiences can make a living just from the ads running on their videos and other YouTube offerings, in recent years online content creators have been increasingly looking to other ways to make money and build a brand around their personality outside of YouTube. That includes creating their own fashion lines, working with companies on sponsored content, going on tour to meet fans, launching a podcast and using virtual “tip jars” from startup Patreon, where their followers can give them money in exchange for perks, like early access to videos and merchandise. Many creators are worried that an …

Epstein’s friends are a stunning array of the rich, powerful and famous

(CNN)The billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on new charges of sex trafficking (he has pleaded not guilty) has focused national interest on his wide circle of powerful associates. For decades, Epstein cultivated an East Coast axis of elites, assembling an impressive roster of associations that range from the headmaster of a prestigious private school to President Donald Trump. Reporter on Acosta: Lots of excuses, but no apologies According to a statement issued by Clinton’s office, the former president’s dealings with Epstein seem to have begun and ended between 2002 and “well over a decade ago.” Trump has known Epstein since the mid-1980s. In 2002 he told New York Magazine that Epstein was a “terrific guy” and said “He’s a lot of …

People Share 30 Forgotten Instances Of Celebrities Screwing Up Big Time

With so many celebrity scandals happening, most of them don’t stay in the spotlight for more than a few days until the next one comes along. And as it turns out, some of us can’t live without all that drama. To indulge in this emotional rollercoaster of celebrities constantly messing up big time, twitter user @Hunty_dumpty_ came up with a thread idea. They asked people, “What’s your favorite forgotten celebrity controversy?” and the thread was quickly filled with some of the juiciest controversies that glued many of us to the screen at the time they went public. Want to refresh your memory? Scroll down below and share the ones they missed in the comments! #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 …

What Is The Bottle Cap Challenge And Why Do We Care? Betches

enlighten you. PopSugarTaekwondo instructor and fighter Farabi Davletchin on June 25th. Fine, Farabi, you seem cool. And, if you had only stopped there, I wouldn’t have had to add you to my revenge spreadsheet. But this turned into a viral challenge, and that gains you automatic entrance onto my list. Sorry pal, I don’t make the rules, I just enforce them. ) Since the Bottle Cap Challenge began, celebrities have been participating in it, and also challenging their friends/colleagues/people they want to embarrass. Should we take a look at the best of the bunch? And by best, I mean “” Onward! Challenge accepted! #bottlecapchallenge A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00am PDT Kendall Jenner …

Youll miss me when Im gone: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch

The long read: Her risque videos blazed a trail for viral fame in Pakistan. But the price she paid for popularity was death Pakistans first celebrity-by-social media, Qandeel Baloch, was known for the videos and photographs she posted on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Her videos were a mixed bag she had a headache; she was bored; she had a song stuck in her head and for a few seconds every day, thousands watched her coo or feign annoyance or try on a new dress. The videos were mostly made at night, when Qandeel said she couldnt sleep. And then, they became more risque by Pakistans standards, at least. Qandeel was killed in July 2016. Her brother confessed to the murder, …

The Scary Truth Behind The Insane Bodies You See On Instagram Betches

Hello again, friends. This week we’re going to be tackling a new Photoshop issue. I’m going to show you how to edit a body shot. We’re going to do this two ways, like I did with my face edit. I’ll show you how to do v normal and easy adjustments first, then I’ll show you what the celebs/influencers do to make them have crazy body proportions. The reason I’m showing you this is so you fully understand how stupid/full of sh*t these edits are. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, you see online, on TV, in movies, in magazines, is real life. So here’s the body pic of me that we’re working with today: So, I’m wearing a swimsuit (from AMAZON, …