Sources: Manfred warns union that season at risk

Major League Baseball and its players recognize the coming days are a critical juncture following a 21st positive test for the Marlins and two positive tests for the Cardinals on Friday.
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Pats: Fans at COVID risk can skip 2020 season

The New England Patriots are offering season ticket holders at an elevated risk of COVID-19 infection the chance to skip the 2020 season entirely and still hold on to their seats for the next year.
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Hair Salons Secretly Taking Clients, Risk Losing Licenses Amid Pandemic

Times are tough, and it’s got hairstylists and barbers in California risking their careers to make some desperately needed cash right now … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the situation tell us … many professionally licensed folks in the hair…

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Hair Salons Secretly Taking Clients, Risk Losing Licenses Amid Pandemic

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Pregnant Katy Perry can’t risk Orlando Bloom’s health to get her cravings fix

Katy Perry isn’t sending anyone on shop trips to help indulge her pregnancy cravings.
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R. Kelly Requests Jail Release Again, Says He’s Too Famous for Flight Risk

R. Kelly’s first attempt to get out of jail due to coronavirus fears didn’t work, but he’s going back to the well — claiming his medical crisis is even worse now, and insisting he won’t skip town. The disgraced singer filed a renewed emergency…

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Episode 814 Scott Adams: “Extremist Face”, Van Jones the One-Eyed King, Bad Risk Management, Blame


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Content:

  • Van driver intentionally crashes into GOP registration tent
  • Van Jones, the rare Democrat without TDS
  • Rudy Giuliani says he has the smoking gun on Ukraine
  • Buttigieg’s long word salad answer without content
  • The salt salesman’s path to success
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Security Risk – Megan Matthews

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Security Risk

Megan Matthews

Genre: Romance

Publish Date: March 2, 2017

Publisher: Megan Matthews

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Ridge Jefferson, former Navy SEAL and current Fugitive Recovery Specialist, is exactly what I don't need. I shouldn't get hot and bothered by his all-around tough-guy image. I shouldn't crave his thick, muscled arms. I definitely shouldn't stare at his ass every time he walks out of a room. But I do. And with him next door, and two new wild best friends down the road, I'm on my way to making a perfect life in this small town on the coast of Maine. Until my past decides it wants me dead. 

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Worth the Risk – J.B. Heller

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Worth the Risk

J.B. Heller

Genre: Suspense

Publish Date: January 4, 2018

Publisher: JB Heller

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


It was supposed to be one night, no strings attached. But now she needs him more than ever… ABE The first time I saw her I wanted her. I had her for one perfect night, then we went our separate ways. But now she needs me whether she wants me or not. And I'll be damned if I let her walk away this time. There's a target on her back, I'm going to get to the bottom of it, and then I'm going to win the girl. KALISTA The first time I saw him I almost swallowed my tongue. His words wrapped around me in most delicious way. But we had an understanding, one night only. My life is messy, and there's no place for him in it. So why is he sitting on the other side of my father's desk as I'm informed I now have a full-time security detail, and he's it. Worth the Risk  is a sizzling standalone novel  in the Alpha One Protection romantic suspense series. If you like sexy protectors, free-spirited women, and shocking plot twists, then you'll love JB Heller's danger-riddled romance. Buy Worth the Risk to experience a pulse-pounding romantic suspense today!

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Episode 610 Scott Adams: Risk Management Mistakes, Death Penalty, Some GOOD News Stories

Content: 

  • Can defense funds be used to defend America? Supreme Court decides
  • CNN recent report was accurate, did NOT contain anti-Trump bias
    • Article’s “share” options were mysteriously missing though
  • Federal death penalty restored, 5 pending, Democrats are opposed
    • Will Biden support death penalty restoration? He has in past
  • Internet POSITIVES:
    • Bill Pulte’s #TwitterPhilanthropy
    • Ed Latimore’s smart, practical life advice, self-improvement
  • How to touch: 2 key suggestions for touching people and pets

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Her Risk To Take – Toni Anderson

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Her Risk To Take

Toni Anderson

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 3.99

Publish Date: December 14, 2014

© ℗ © 2014 Toni Anderson

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Taking a Risk – Lexy Timms

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Taking a Risk

Lexy Timms

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: March 16, 2019

Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Divorced, childless, and jobless at 30. My younger self had it all planned. I would be married by 22—check. Have the dream job after university—check. And a couple of kids to go with the perfect wife. Scratch that. My wife left me for a guy ten years younger than me, and they're having the babies we should have had.  The dream job became a dream when the company I worked for went belly up because of bad investments. So here I am, moving across the state with just my dog to the big city. Single, jobless and about enough money after the divorce to pay-off my truck, and hopefully rent an apartment. Apparently it's my destiny. I got offered an easy job managing some billionaire's estate while he's off to Antarctica for three months on some expedition. So here I sit, counting his money, pretending to be him. Well, more like a glorified house sitter whose German shepherd actually landed me the job because he looks like a guard dog. (Which couldn't be further from the truth.) What I didn't expect (nor I assume did he) was that his daughter would show up. One that apparently can't stand her father. He said to treat everything as if it were mine. I might be taking this job a little too literally. A "Kind of" Billionaire Series: Taking a Risk Safety in Numbers Pretend You're Mine

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Suge Knight Says Nipsey Hussle’s Loyalty Put Him at Risk, Shades of Tupac

Nipsey Hussle was caught between enormous success and love for his neighborhood, like many other rappers, and that ultimately cost him his life — at least, in Suge Knight’s eyes. Knight tells TMZ … he fully understands the situation Nipsey was in, “A…

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High-Risk Rates Reduce Revenue Risk

Can you imagine if your business suddenly had no sales and cash flow? Companies and executives who have been in high-risk sectors for a long while are already aware of the importance of working with reliable payment processing solutions.
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Episode 338 Scott Adams: Imaginary Presidential Risk, LBGTQ Under Trump, Inauguration Expenses

Topics: 

  • CNN says Trump Hotel in Washington overcharged campaign
    • Every hotel charges as much as they can get…so what?
    • No better place to hold the event, negotiation advantage
  • Reading CNN for the jokes…
    • Trumps worst nightmare!
    • Devastating revelations!
  • Highly qualified lawyers are debating IF actions were illegal
    • NOT debating guilt, they’re debating if a crime exists
  • LGBTQ pushback on my opinion yesterday
    • Trump’s live and let live attitude has fostered acceptance
    • No more anti-gay talk from the GOP
    • Pence has been silenced in support of President Trump
  • Transgender in the military
    • Discrimination in the military is by design and universal preference
    • Is it just a cost consideration?
  • Twitter photoshopped Nazi images gone in one day…thank you!
    • Google still shows the images in top 10 results
    • Are there other racist images allowed on Google?
  • The “network effect” of social media platforms
    • If all your friends are on a platform…so are you
    • New platforms have difficulty replacing existing ones
  • An app to auto-post tweets to multiple social media platforms
    • No comments, just the original tweets

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Young And Pregnant Predicament: Should Kayla Move Out And Risk Losing Her Mom’s Support?

Kayla of ‘Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant’ wants to move out with her son Izaiah, but should she do so without support from her mother Jaime?
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Early baldness may signal heart disease risk

If losing your hair early and going gray isn’t enough of a downer, studies have also found that premature balding may be linked to increased risk of prostate cancer—and that all of those gray hairs may mean that your life is too stressful.

Well, fellas, it gets worse.

Those two depressing indicators of aging may also be associated with an increased coronary artery disease risk in guys 40 years old and under, according to new research recently presented at the annual conference of the Cardiological Society of India.

Scientists looked at almost 800 Indian men under age 40 with coronary artery disease, and then matched them to a control group of more than 1,200 similarly aged men without the disease. The docs gave the men a full battery of tests—electrocardiograms, blood tests, angiograms, etc.—and then rated them on a baldness and graying hair scale. The doctors then compared those results, along with incidence lesions that indicate early heart disease.

The findings? Some 50% of the men with coronary artery disease had premature graying, versus 30% without whitening hair. The bald guys, meanwhile, were five times more likely to get heart disease. The gray-haired young men were also four times more likely to develop CAD, which closely matched with the risk increase from being obese.

Bottom line: “Baldness and premature greying should be considered risk factors for coronary artery disease,” said study head, Kamal Sharma, M.D., associate professor in the department of cardiology at the U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center. “These factors may indicate biological, rather than chronological, age which may be important in determining total cardiovascular risk. Currently, physicians use common sense to estimate biological age, but a validated scale is needed.”

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Selena Gomez’ condition is rare, but young women more at risk than men

The news that Selena Gomez has been diagnosed with lupus spotlights a category of illnesses that strike far more women than men.


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Taller Women Have a Greater Risk of Breast Cancer and Melanoma, Says New Study

A new study of five and a half million Swedish men and women found a link between height and cancer risk: The taller you are, the more likely you could be to get certain cancers,…


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American Voices: Falling TVs Pose Growing Risk To Children

Researchers analyzing data from 29 countries have found that in the age of large flat-screen TVs, more children are being injured by unstable television sets toppling onto them, with doctors recommending that flat-screens be securely mounted to the wall as a preventative measure. What do you think?




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Illustrious LA Graffiti Artist “RISK” Opens Art Gallery

Recently iconic graffiti artist RISK announced that he will be opening an art gallery in Santa Monica, California just a few miles from the beach. The gallery has taken on the name of the, Buckshot Art Gallery and will feature a mixture of urban and fine art. The gallery is set to have its first exhibition on October 17th this year and will launch with an online e-commerce site to sell prints and original works of art online.

Kelly Graval, also known as RISK, has been synonymous with the Los Angeles art community for decades and the multi-talented fine artist, illustrator, and graffiti artist has become a world-renowned graffiti legend after putting in 30 years of work in the graf game. If you know anything about that, it’s a life filled with dodging the law, tagging trains and is one of the essential elements of Hip-Hop according to KRS-ONE.

But, RISK has come a long way since he pioneered the painting of freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed “heavens.” Although RISK loves aerosol art, he sees it as, “just one genre in his life’s work.” From his days as a student at the USC School of Fine Arts to gallery and museum showings around the world, RISK has transformed from a street artist to a respected icon in the contemporary art world.

The partnership includes Kevin Zinger and Ivory Daniel from Regime Management, a well-known entertainment management firm, and local entrepreneurs/philanthropists Howard Spunt and Bryan Spunt.

For more information check out BuckShotPrints.com, where you can find out more about the gallery and RISK’s 350 page book Old Habit Die Hard. We’ve also included some images below and videos of RISK doing his thing!

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Here’s How The HPV Vaccine Can Help Cut The Risk Of Cancer In Gay Men

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout, LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here.

HPV Vaccination Cuts Anal Cancer Risk By 63%

Many HIV-positive queer men already receive treatment for high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (HGAIN), a condition that can lead to anal cancer. Researchers added in an HPV vaccination to HGAIN treatment and reduced the lifetime risk of anal cancer by a whopping 63%!

#TransHealthFail Summarized

Now that #TransHealthFail has taken off on the interwebs, Mashable has nicely taken those posts and summarized six ways the health care system doesn’t work for trans people. We love seeing the big picture and seeing Mashable cover trans health. 

Still So Little Money For LGBTQ Research

Researchers are still monitoring NIH to see how many of their projects address LGBT health. In the most recent pass (no T this time), they found if you look beyond HIV, only 10 of 27,000 grants in 2012 were for LGB health. Even worse, ¾ of the Institutes at NIH funded no research about us that looked beyond HIV at all. As other researchers point out, this needs to change.

Eating Disorders So Much Worse For LGBTQ College Students

It looks like eating disorders hit LGBTQ students the hardest. A new study found that 16% of transgender college students had an eating disorder, a rate five times higher than that of cisgender students. LGBTQ students were also twice as likely to have induced vomiting and were more likely to use diet pills than straight students. 

HIV Disclosure Rare Among Straight Men Who Sometimes Sleep with Men

This one’s a doozy. A new study of men who identify as straight but sometimes have sex with men found that 1) 58% were HIV-positive and that 2) they usually told their female partners about being HIV-positive, but hardly ever told their male partners. Not cool, guys.

Youth Pride Clinic Helps LGBTQ Teens

Here’s a happy story: after seeing too many frustrated patients and awkward doctors the Children’s National Medical Center added a Youth Pride Clinic, designated afternoons where LGBTQ teens can get help in a judgment-free zone with docs who know what’s up. So simple! Why didn’t we think of that? 

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Getting Married Past This Age Increases Your Risk Of Divorce, Research Suggests

 Want to get married and stay married? Don’t rush to get hitched when you’re young — but don’t wait too long, either. Once you’re past your early 30s, the risk of divorce starts to creep up again, according to new analysis. 

Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, looked at data from the National Survey of Family Growth and found that while the risk of divorce declines steadily from your teens into your late 20s — it starts to rise again somewhere in your 30s

Once you reach the age of 32, the odds of getting a divorce increase by 5 percent each year

As Wolfinger breaks it down on the Institute For Family Studies blog, “Those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s.” 

Wolfinger writes that it’s “no mystery” why those who marry as teens face a higher risk of divorce: most of us don’t have the coping skills or maturity to deal with marriage in our teens or early 20s, he suggests — and marrying young correlates with lower educational attainment, which increases the risk for divorce regardless of age

But why does waiting until you’re well into your 30s increase the odds? Shouldn’t you be better equipped to handle the stresses of marriage the older you get? 

The researcher isn’t entirely sure but suggests it might have something to do with what he calls the “selection effect”: those who wait to wed may be the type of people who just aren’t cut out for marriage. Ouch

“They delay marriage, often because they can’t find anyone willing to marry them,” Wolfinger explains in his blog. “When they do tie the knot, their marriages are automatically at high risk for divorce. More generally, perhaps people who marry later face a pool of potential spouses that has been winnowed down to exclude the individuals most predisposed to succeed at matrimony” 

The Huffington Post reached out to Wolfinger for comment but he did not reply by the time of publication. 

For those of you suddenly feeling like you just. can’t. win regardless of when you decide to marry, take heart: This is just a statistical analysis based on general trends and may not reflect your personal experience. And overall, the divorce rate in the U.S. continues to drop from its peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Phew. 

For more on Wolfinger’s analysis, head here. 

 Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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Getting Married Past This Age Increases Your Risk Of Divorce, Research Suggests

 Want to get married and stay married? Don’t rush to get hitched when you’re young — but don’t wait too long, either. Once you’re past your early 30s, the risk of divorce starts to creep up again, according to new analysis. 

Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah, looked at data from the National Survey of Family Growth and found that while the risk of divorce declines steadily from your teens into your late 20s — it starts to rise again somewhere in your 30s

Once you reach the age of 32, the odds of getting a divorce increase by 5 percent each year

As Wolfinger breaks it down on the Institute For Family Studies blog, “Those who tie the knot after their early thirties are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s.” 

Wolfinger writes that it’s “no mystery” why those who marry as teens face a higher risk of divorce: most of us don’t have the coping skills or maturity to deal with marriage in our teens or early 20s, he suggests — and marrying young correlates with lower educational attainment, which increases the risk for divorce regardless of age

But why does waiting until you’re well into your 30s increase the odds? Shouldn’t you be better equipped to handle the stresses of marriage the older you get? 

The researcher isn’t entirely sure but suggests it might have something to do with what he calls the “selection effect”: those who wait to wed may be the type of people who just aren’t cut out for marriage. Ouch

“They delay marriage, often because they can’t find anyone willing to marry them,” Wolfinger explains in his blog. “When they do tie the knot, their marriages are automatically at high risk for divorce. More generally, perhaps people who marry later face a pool of potential spouses that has been winnowed down to exclude the individuals most predisposed to succeed at matrimony” 

The Huffington Post reached out to Wolfinger for comment but he did not reply by the time of publication. 

For those of you suddenly feeling like you just. can’t. win regardless of when you decide to marry, take heart: This is just a statistical analysis based on general trends and may not reflect your personal experience. And overall, the divorce rate in the U.S. continues to drop from its peak in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Phew. 

For more on Wolfinger’s analysis, head here. 

 Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost Divorce on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

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Risk – Lucia Jordan

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Risk

Lucia Jordan

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: July 8, 2015

Publisher: Vasko

Seller: Vasko Pty Ltd


A powerful Contemporary Romance. Here is the first book in the ‘Risk’ Series by Lucia Jordan, written in her signature style of high passion and emotion.  ‘Trevor is a risk that has Lacey’s head and heart pitted against each other – which will she choose?’  Lacey finally has her life heading in the direction she wants it. A successful physical and massage therapist, she’s on her way to starting her own practice in a few short years. The only thing she doesn’t have is romance but she’s not seeking it either. In fact, she’s still hiding from her dark past and the guard she keeps up prevents anyone from getting too close.  But when successful baseball player, Trevor Barns, walks into her physical therapy office her whole life is shaken to its core. Her instant attraction to Trevor is impossible to deny, and he feels the same way about her. Lacey is confused. She’s falling for Trevor, that much is clear, but he’s asking so much from her. Is she really ready to commit to a man? She’s spent the last years of her life running and hiding, will she find the courage to love again?

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Running Your First Marathon This Year? An Important Health Risk You Should Know About

Did you sign up for a distance race this fall? Join the club: More than half a million people run a U.S. marathon every year, according to several surveys. We're psyched to see a number…




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High Risk (feat. Shigeto, Jonathan Maron, Mark Guiliana) – Dave Douglas

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High Risk (feat. Shigeto, Jonathan Maron, Mark Guiliana)

Dave Douglas

Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: June 23, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Greenleaf Music

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Facebook Protesters Say Naming Policy Harms Identity — And Can Put Safety At Risk

Caitlyn Jenner is public with and proud of her new name — but using it on Facebook could have gotten her reported under the site’s current naming rules.

Approximately 100 protesters — who, like Jenner, go by a name that’s not necessarily reflected on a Social Security card or tax return — gathered Monday outside Facebook’s Silicon Valley, California, headquarters as part of the MyNameIs campaign.

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Facebook members can only use what the company calls “authentic identity” — meaning names that “your friends call you in real life” that can also be backed up by certain documents, many of which must be government-issued. Users believed to be in violation of these rules can be reported to the company and their accounts can be deleted.

But, protesters say, this policy overlooks a wide-ranging group of people on Facebook, including transgender people, drag performers, domestic violence survivors and Native Americans.

“What Facebook has been incredibly slow to realize is that their name reporting system has been used as a tool of harassment and abuse, to frighten, endanger, and attempt to out thousands of people,” Cruel Valentine, a Chicago-based burlesque performer, told The Huffington Post in a message. “I understand that people on Facebook sometimes pose as others, or hide behind pseudonyms to conduct abusive behavior online, but it is so important that we distinguish between those users and folks who are just being their authentic selves.”

Trisha Fogleman, a co-organizer of the protest, agrees.

“The policy hurts identity,” she said. “It does not affect behavior.”

“As a survivor of domestic violence or [for] other people who have been bullied or harassed, it’s a safety issue,” she added. “People should should still be able to be connected to their community and be safe from their harassers.”

Valentine said her account was suspended for nearly two months because she refused to provide her legal name. Valentine, who uses her accounts for business reasons, said she received no responses from Facebook to her appeals.

“Some performers make the choice to go by their stage names and legal names interchangeably,” Valentine said. “For many of us, though, it is a matter of safety. Due to the adult nature of much of my work, it is very important that I keep my legal information separate from my public life. I’ve had experiences where fans have made attempts to gain access to my private life, and I’ve been threatened [and] stalked in the past.”

Many Native American users who incorporate animals and natural references into their name — like blogger Dana Lone Hill — are flagged on Facebook because their names sound fake to non-natives, the BBC reports.

For other vulnerable groups, like transgender youth or domestic violence survivors, obtaining official documentation of the name they wish to use for privacy reasons can be hard to come by. Unlike other social media sites like Instagram, Twitter, Ello and Google Plus, Facebook’s naming rules force some people to choose between staying connected to their community and potentially exposing themselves to their harassers and abusers.

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Little Miss Hot Mess, a San Francisco-based drag performer who helped organize the protest, said the MyNameIs protest and campaign has offered Facebook three ways it can improve its naming policy.

First, ditch the option to report people for their names.

“We think that it’s obsolete. It targets identity, not bad behavior,” Little Miss Hot Mess said. “The reality is there are more direct ways of reporting bad behavior, like impersonators or harassers.”

Second, stop asking for identification. “We’re asking Facebook to get more creative,” Little Miss Hot Mess said, and suggested Facebook leverage its “trusted contacts” feature that’s already in place to help verify that a person is real.

Third, make a more clear and transparent appeals process if an account does get shut down.

“As it is now, there’s no way for a user to reach out to Facebook customer service,” Little Miss Hot Mess said. “The only option they give is if your account has been fully deactivated.”

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In response to Huffington Post’s request for comment, Facebook Spokesman Andrew Souvall pointed to a post released Monday in which Executives Justin Osofsky and Monika Bickert addressed some concerns with the authentic name policy and outlined changes the company had made to its verification policy over the last year. Among other alterations, Facebook said it had updated its language to note that authentic names don’t necessarily have to be legal names — though certain proof is still required if an account is flagged.

“For various reasons, people had difficulty with the process of verification and we are sorry to anyone who has been affected by this,” they wrote. “So, in consultation with local and national LGBTQ community members and others who provided valuable suggestions and feedback, we’ve made significant improvements in response to some of their concerns.”

Attendees of the protest said the company did not meet with them during Monday’s demonstration. However, Fogleman said the Facebook Pride group did have a few tables of snacks and water set out for the protesters.

“Facebook has made great strides lately with expanding their gender identity and pronoun options, but so many of the people who would benefit most from those awesome improvements are being locked out of their accounts because some random person on the Internet thought their name didn’t sound real, or that the way they looked didn’t match up with their profile name,” Valentine said. “It’s crazy to me how progressive this company can be in one area, while remaining so ignorant in another.”

Little Miss Hot Mess said it’s crucial to remember that for many users, Facebook isn’t just a fun way to procrastinate.

“For a lot of people, it really is a lifeline to their communities and their resources — especially if they’re isolated geographically or socially. It really is the public utility of our time,” she said.

“In some ways, it’s about much more than Facebook,” she added. “It’s about setting precedence for how we identify ourselves online, how we express ourselves.”

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Model Edie Campbell Does Not Miss Her Long Hair—and Other Beauty Confessions from Fashion’s Favorite Risk Taker

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As fashion’s reigning chameleon of choice, model Edie Campbell has mastered the art of the fearless transformation: In recent years, she’s morphed from a Françoise Hardy–esque dolly bird with pillowy bangs for Hedi Slimanes spring 2013 Saint Laurent campaign into the punkish Joan Jett–inspired muse behind Marc Jacobss fall 2014 runway look and, more recently, an English-rose-with-an-edge courtesy of a strawberry blonde shag.

In New York City on a recent Thursday evening, the art school grad and designer favorite was sporting her latest coiffing experiment: a texturized, honeyed crop curated by editorial whiz Guido Palau. “I’m in a fortunate position where I don’t have a job that requires me to go into a board meeting and be taken seriously. I can be ridiculous,” she laughs, explaining her up-for-anything approach to beauty—which, most recently, has seen her assume the role of moody “rock chic” muse in YSL’s new Black Opium perfume campaign.  In the atmospheric ad, Campbell offers up a black leather- and smudged eyeliner–fueled spin on the classic Opium imagery that debuted in 1977.

Edie is plenty serious about some things, though, including horseback riding (“that’s what I’d do all the time if I could”); writing (see this spring’s highly entertaining Coachella travel diary for Vogue.com; and pursuing her curiosity for the arts. On a private tour of “China: Through The Looking Glass” at the Met last month, Campbell took special notice of sketches Yves Saint Laurent had done for the launch of his original Opium eau de parfum almost 40 years ago. It helped connect more than a few dots for the 24-year-old, for whom scent is inextricably tied to memory. “That’s the incredible thing about fragrance,” she explains—“that sensual emotive part that lets you move through a space and leave a little trail behind you. It’s what people perceive of you, but don’t necessarily register.” Here, Campbell waxes equally poetic about her unexpected eyeliner trick, why she doesn’t miss her long hair, and how to successfully wear a sheet mask while enjoying an in-flight cocktail.

I’m sure you get asked this all the time, but what is your approach to your ever-evolving beauty look?
“Fashion is meant to be fun. That is the point; to express something. And sometimes, a wig’s just not good enough! Also, when there’s someone like Guido [Palau], or Steven Meisel or Grace Coddington asking you to cut your hair, why would you say no? These supercreative, wonderfully talented people obviously know better than you!”

Do you ever miss your long hair?
“Not at all. When you have long hair, you’re always collecting it—on your clothes, in the shower. My hair never gets caught in my bag strap now, and I don’t own a hair brush. Plus, I love getting my hair cut or colored. It’s my favorite thing to just sit in a salon in midday with other ladies who lunch and watch a whole season of Game of Thrones. It’s great. I’m also working on American Horror Story.

Are there any products you’ve found that help offset all the styling on set and backstage?
Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a dream. It’s so thick and goopy and I slather it all over my head and sleep in it once every few months. It’s great if you’re hair is bleached.”

What is your first fragrance memory?
“The first time I became aware of fragrance I was about thirteen and all of the sophisticated girls at school were like, ‘this is my signature scent.’ That’s when I first realized that there was this potent thing that allowed you to be like, ‘this is me; this my aura; this is the cloud I operate in.’ ”

How do you wear your fragrance now?
Typically only at night because on my days off it’s not really necessary as I’m usually only wearing SPF. I’m a real burner. I have to use SPF 100—especially when I ride. I don’t really wear a vast amount of makeup either because so much of my life is spent having makeup put on me so a lot of times, I just like simple things, like curling my eyelashes, a bit of brow gel, and some Touche Éclat. I also really like Charlotte Tilbury’s eye shadows. She has a lot of brown-y,  aubergine-y colors, which are really good for me because I usually put makeup on in a slapdash kind of way so I can scrape on a little here and there, put on a bit of black mascara, and I’m done.”

What is the best beauty tip you’ve ever received?
“There’s this one French makeup artist who always says, ‘Well darling, if you don’t have any makeup, you just take your lighter and your champagne cork and you light the champagne cork and rub [the blackish residue] all over your eyes like eyeliner. Then, you put Vaseline over it.’ It’s a great beauty tip—and a great lifestyle tip!”

Do you relate to the rock chic archetype that’s often associate with you?
“Yes, because . . . I’m British. It’s an island and counter culture has been so important in creating this mentality of an underdog coming up and becoming part of the mainstream, so the idea of being as freaky and as weird as possible is really celebrated. There’s definitely a costuming and a drama to Britishness. What I don’t like about the whole ‘rock-’n’-roll’ thing is that it can be sort of excluding sometimes. Cool is not just fear dressed up in black. [The photographer] Cass Bird just Instagrammed that. It’s such a good line! But yes, in a general sense, if you asked me who the people are that I look up to, a lot of them would be wearing leather.”

And with that: Any summer travel plans or beauty advice?
“I’m going to Norway with my mother and sister to eat salmon and march across the glaciers, and then I also need to go somewhere hot because if I stay in England, I’m not getting any sun. If I’m flying, though, I will be bringing water, lip balm, [Elizabeth Arden] Eight Hour Cream Hand Treatment, and I quite like to wear a sheet mask on the plane. I put one on and order Bloody Marys. I look like a monster!”

The post Model Edie Campbell Does Not Miss Her Long Hair—and Other Beauty Confessions from Fashion’s Favorite Risk Taker appeared first on Vogue.

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Stay Off Social Media (Or Risk Divorce), New Survey Says

Want to keep your “in a relationship” or “married” status on Facebook? You might want to log off Facebook.

One in seven people said they’d considered divorce because of their spouses’ questionable activity on Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter or What’sApp, a recent survey of 2,000 married Brits found.

Almost a quarter of those polled by the law firm Slater and Gordon said they had at least one argument a week related to social media use, with 17 percent admitting they fought about it every day. (Those numbers are high, but in all honesty, there’s endless fodder for arguments with this: “Was it really necessary to friend request an ex-girlfriend from freshmen year?” “We saw ‘Taken 3’ together — why’d you just check yourself in at AMC?”)

Also interesting to note: Fifty-eight percent of those polled said they knew their partner’s passwords, even if their spouse was unaware of it.

Meanwhile, back here in the states, divorce attorneys agree that social media has increasingly played a part in marriage breakdowns. In 2010, 81 percent of divorce attorneys surveyed by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said they’d seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence in the five years prior. The attorneys said Facebook was the number one source for finding online evidence, with 66 percent admitting they’d found evidence by combing the site.

Way to ruin marriages, Mark Zuckerberg.

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