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    Claws - Sunday recap 8/6/17

    Why waste any time when the episode didn’t? Roller. Is. Back. He’s 100 percent alive and 100 percent different.

    While the nail crew is freaking out about what to do, and Dean is offering that maybe it’s a reincarnation of Roller, Jen’s weird square-dancing boyfriend drops off a potted plant. This is a weird affair, and I’m not even sure if it’s an affair. Desna gets Hank out of the shop and right behind him is Roller. Not a ghost. Not an apparition. Straight-up alive Roller. And then everyone screams. That was a delight. There should be more yelps in unison on TV.

    Desna is apprehensive about Roller and she flashes back to his murder. Surprisingly, Roller is totally chill and actually sweet. He gives her a big hug and everyone is staring with their mouths wide open. Can it be physical comedy if everyone is perfectly still? Roller doesn’t remember anything, except that he got shot through the chest. He says that a crazy lady took care of him in the swamp and he came straight to Desna. Desna thinks it’s a good idea to take him to Uncle Daddy. Everyone else in the shop goes with, but Virginia stays behind.

    Uncle Daddy is meeting with his investors and their turtle when he sees his painting of his sons as two Jesuses on the wall start crying blood. He stands up as the music swells and sees Roller floating up the stairs bathed in light. When he realizes that Roller is real, he drops his Bloody Mary and Toby faints. Bryce hug-tackles Roller and says it’s a miracle. They bring in Dr. Ken to check Roller out and it seems to be just some run-of-the-mill PTSD-related amnesia. Roller wants to take Desna out to talk about some things and continue to be emotionally available.

    Uncle Daddy is going to throw another party. Do you think the writers’ room got together and was like, “All right, everyone! Let’s think of 13 different party themes and we’re gonna work each one into an episode”? This one is going to be a white party and I’m already excited. Desna and Roller go to get some shrimp, and talk about their relationship and if Roller remembers anything. Let’s get that one figured out. Roller? What do you remember? Nothing? Oh, no reason. Roller decides to recommit to Desna, and that starts with what Gladys taught Roller in bed.

    Roller comes in with no shirt on and takes Desna to bed. Desna starts to choke him because that’s what she remembers about him, but he stops her and says he doesn’t want that anymore. He asks her to get on top, which is television shorthand for “I respect this woman and her sexual agency.” He tells her she’s his everything and I melted. She wakes up the next morning to Jen’s entire family in her house. Jen is using buckwheat pancakes as an excuse to check up on Desna. The cute Haitian doctor stops by because he is the master of terrible timing. Roller comes out to check on her, and says it’s okay that she works fast and already has another boo. The cute doctor seems to be okay with Desna’s complicated life and kisses her. At the clinic, Roller is eager to get back in the game, but Bryce has been just crushing it. He even created a new digital program to create patient records.

    Uncle Daddy tells Roller he needs his rest, and the best place for that is the white party! I love the assortment of bodies and looks that exist at every party at Uncle Daddy’s. Uncle Daddy and Juanda welcome Roller back to the land of the living with a toast. Desna has a DRESS ON. It looks like if you took an amazing mesh bathing suit and made it a maxi dress. I need a link to whatever Instagram-based clothing store it came from. Roller also takes the opportunity to apologize about Virginia and say he’s willing to overlook Desna’s new boyfriend. Dean also reveals that he and Virginia are dating and they had sex. And she had an orgasm!

    Desna notices that someone is texting Roller asking him for money. Let’s keep an eye on that. Roller wants to get back in at the clinic and Bryce offers him the MRI truck. He flips out and calls Bryce a crackhead. Jen thinks it might be a good idea for Roller to take over the clinic again to maintain their sobriety. Polly is outside with Dr. Ken, and she offers that what he really wants is to be ridden while she squeezes his nipples. They dash off and bang in an outdoor shower.

    Roller goes to talk to some Russians in a sports car and tracksuits. They’re demanding $150,000, and then they’ll be finished with him. There’s no way for him to get the money. He’s got 24 hours. Roller dances with Desna and asks why he can’t find any of his stashes anywhere. A Champagne bottle pops and Roller passes out. When he comes to, he says he remembers who put the hit out on him and it was THE RUSSIANS! Oh, how convenient Roller. Uncle Daddy throws everyone out of the party so they can handle it. Desna sends Polly and Ann to the check-cashing place that’s owned by the Russians to get a handle on things. They find out that Roller has been giving the employees a large amount of money.

    Desna goes over the books at the clinic and discovers that Roller invented a company, Tigel, that’s legit spelled backward, and has been taking money from the clinic. He’s been embezzling money, and Polly thinks Desna needs to go right to Uncle Daddy. Bryce and Roller are already with Uncle Daddy, and Roller wants Uncle Daddy to go after the Russians. Uncle Daddy thinks now isn’t the time because any extra-nefarious behavior could attract the police or the DEA just as they’re trying to expand. Bryce and Roller start going at each other, and Bryce attacks Roller for insulting him. Speaking of the police, Arlene calls Ann and tells her that certain things about the Koons’ murder don’t add up, and she finds a fake nail on Roller’s dock. She also knows that Chip is a really crooked cop.

    At the salon, a very stylish Russian lady, Riva, comes in and kicks all the other customers out. They’ve got business to attend to. She wants to know why the gals have been poking around her check-cashing business. Desna comes right out and says that she killed Roller. Why? Someone explain this strategy to me. Riva reveals that Roller was working for her and double-crossing his family.

    Desna meets Roller at the marina and tells him she knows that he’s been doing something with Riva and her crew, and Roller throws her in the car. Desna says that the girls know where she is, and all she wants is for her and Virginia to be left alone. All Roller says is “get in the car, bitch.” Well, all that emotional vulnerability didn’t last long, did it?


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    R. Kelly & alleged victim release statements after “cult” allegations

     

     

    Both R. Kelly and one of his alleged victims made statements denying allegations that Kelly is holding several women against their will in an “abusive cult.” The allegations come from a disturbing report published Monday (7/17) on Buzzfeed from veteran music reporter/critic, Jim DeRogatis. In the report, DeRogatis spoke with families of alleged victims and former members of Kelly’s “inner circle.”

    Three former members of Kelly’s inner circle — Cheryl Mack, Kitti Jones, and Asante McGee — provided details supporting the parents’ worst fears. They said six women live in properties rented by Kelly in Chicago and the Atlanta suburbs, and he controls every aspect of their lives: dictating what they eat, how they dress, when they bathe, when they sleep, and how they engage in sexual encounters that he records.

    The former members of Kelly’s inner circle provide chilling details about their experiences with life among Kelly’s “babies,” as they say he likes to call the women who live with him, including his control over every aspect of their lives, from what they wore to who they contacted, and even when they used the bathroom.

    Mack, Jones, and McGee claim that women who live with Kelly, who he calls his “babies,” are required to call him “Daddy” and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the “guest house” Kelly rents near his own rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. A black SUV with a burly driver behind the wheel is almost always parked outside both locations. Kelly confiscates the women’s cell phones, they said, so they cannot contact their friends and family; he gives them new phones that they are only allowed to use to contact him or others with his permission. Kelly films his sexual activities, McGee and Jones said, and shows the videos to men in his circle.

    Mack, the star’s former personal assistant, said Kelly almost always tells the women to dress in jogging suits because “he doesn’t want their figures to be exposed; he doesn’t want them to look appealing.” She said when other men are in the same room, Kelly “would make the girls turn around and face the wall in their jogging suits because he doesn’t want them to be looked at by anyone else.”

    R Kelly made a statement yesterday in response to these allegations via his attorney Linda Mensch. It reads:

    Mr. Robert Kelly is both alarmed and disturbed at the recent revelations attributed to him. Mr. Kelly unequivocally denies such allegations and will work diligently and forcibly to pursue his accusers and clear his name.

    Jocelyn Savage, one of the women whose parents DeRogatis’ report speaks with, released a video via TMZ denying that she’s being held against her will.

    I’m 21, I’m about to be 22 in a few days and I just mainly want to say that I am in a happy place with my life and I’m not being brainwashed or anything like that. It just came to a point where it definitely has got out of hand…I’m totally fine. I’m happy where I’m at and everything is OK with me.

    She wouldn’t answer questions about where she was living and if she had roommates, however.

    These allegations are the latest in a long history of stories circulating around Kelly. Spinpublished a timeline of his “alleged sexual misconduct,” beginning with his marriage to to the then-15 year old Aaliyah in 1994, and going on to detail various out of court settlements and the infamous “pee tape” in 2002. In 2013, Kelly headlined Pitchfork Festival, and later that year The Village Voice published the full, “stomach churning” accusations against Kelly. In 2015, Kelly stormed out of an interview with Huffington Post after being asked how sexual abuse allegations have affected sales of his latest album, The Buffet.

    Jim DeRogatis has reported on allegations against Kelly for 16 years, and spoke with Slateafter the Buzzfeed report was published. In that interview, he speaks about the challenges of getting a story like this one published, and goes back to the 2008 trial when Kelly was acquitted:

    …it’s very important to remember that he was acquitted by a jury of his peers but the trial never introduced any of the other evidence—the illegal marriage, the civil lawsuits by young women who said he abused his position and fame and influence to bully them into illegal sexual relationships. The one lawsuit that is mentioned in the story today—that girl slit her wrist after her relationship with Kelly ended. There have been more than a dozen settlements before a suit was ever formally filed. Susan Loggans, the attorney, would just go to Kelly and say, “Here are the accusations from my client,” and he would pay them. This is a pattern of a quarter-century of behavior, in full view of the music industry and entertainment journalism.

     


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    Why Americans With Disabilities Fear Medicaid Cuts

    On a recent Thursday afternoon, 43 demonstrators were arrested outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office. They shouted “No cuts to Medicaid!” as Capitol Police lifted some from wheelchairs and removed them from the building. The activists were quick to point out that the vans used to transport them were wheelchair accessible, which they attributed to decades of similar direct action.

    “We’re here to fight for our freedom,” said Erik von Schmetterling, a demonstrator from Philadelphia, as he waited outside the police station for the others to emerge. It was humid and late in the afternoon. Schmetterling looked weary under his Philadelphia Eagles baseball cap. He had a blurry amateur tattoo of a person in a wheelchair on his forearm. It looked like the typical handicapped parking sign, but the figure’s arms were raised in victory above its head. “It’s us in the wheelchair, breaking the chains,” Schmetterling explained.

    As Senate Republicans pick up their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this week, the bill’s proponents insist that disabled people like Schmetterling have nothing to fear in their bill’s cuts to Medicaid, the federal health program for the poor, elderly, disabled, and children that now covers almost one in five Americans.

    Patrick Toomey, who represents Schmetterling in the Senate, said the health-care proposal only “slightly slows down the rate at which Medicaid will continue to grow so that this is actually a sustainable program.” Medicaid has grown in recent years and now makes up almost 10 percent of federal spending. The bill’s supporters say the cuts protect funding for people who really need it, like Schmetterling, by limiting Medicaid for the able-bodied adults who became eligible under the Affordable Care Act, and limiting per-capita expenditures, to put it on a sound financial footing. The Senate’s bill would reduce the deficit by $321 billion over a decade.

    But the proposed changes to Medicaid go well beyond a budgetary trim. Right now, more than 80 percent of Medicaid’s budget funds health care for the disabled, elderly, and children. The plan “fundamentally changes Medicaid in a way that hasn’t been done before,” said MaryBeth Musumeci, a Medicaid expert at Kaiser Family Foundation. The Senate bill would reduce Medicaid’s budget by a projected 35 percent over the next two decades, compared to current policy, and because so much of its budget already goes to the neediest Americans, Musumeci said it would have “profound implications for all beneficiaries.”

    That’s because such a large reduction leaves states little option but to raise taxes, pay doctors less, limit who gets coverage, cut back on services—or perhaps do all at once.

     

     

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    ESPN Body Issue: Isaiah Thomas bares his bum, Ezekiel Elliott gets naked in a waterfall and Javier Baez strips down to nothing then swings for the fences in all-nude lineup of all-star athletes

    • Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue
    • In his interview, the 28-year-old speaks about how his 5 ft 10 ins. height has never stopped him from believing he could be one of the best point guards ever
    • Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott poses naked under a blue waterfall on his cover, with a leg hiked up to hide his manhood and a football in his hands
    • The 21-year-old, who lead the league in rushing during his recent rookie year, admitted that despite his mass of muscles, lifting weights is still 'hell' for him
    • Javier Baez, the 24-year-old Chicago Cubs infielder who helped clinch the World Series last year, is completely naked on his cover 
    • He speaks about the lost of his sister back in 2015 in his interview, with the young woman suffering from spina bifida her entire life 

      The enviable line-up of tautly toned professional athletes that will be featured in the annual 'ESPN Body Issue' has been revealed, and this year's list is shaping up to be the greatest of all time.

      Among the notable names who will be baring all on the pages and cover of 'ESPN The Magazine' are tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and openly gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy.

      Boston boys Isaiah Thomas and Julian Edelman are also featured in the pages of this year's magazine, with the Celtics point guard flashing some crack as he bares his bum and the Patriots wide receiver flashing everything as he eats a cheeseburger in the nude.

      No one however flashes more than Javier Baez however, with the Chicago Cubs infielder and recent World Series champ showing he has no problem taking it all off, and then enjoying some batting practice. 

      The ninth annual edition of the magazine will hit newsstands nationwide on July 7, while the gallery of all 23 athletic Adonises will be posted online two days prior.

    • My neck, my back: Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue (above)

    My neck, my back: Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue (above)


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    ESPN Body Issue: Isaiah Thomas bares his bum, Ezekiel Elliott gets naked in a waterfall and Javier Baez strips down to nothing then swings for the fences in all-nude lineup of all-star athletes

    • Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue
    • In his interview, the 28-year-old speaks about how his 5 ft 10 ins. height has never stopped him from believing he could be one of the best point guards ever
    • Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott poses naked under a blue waterfall on his cover, with a leg hiked up to hide his manhood and a football in his hands
    • The 21-year-old, who lead the league in rushing during his recent rookie year, admitted that despite his mass of muscles, lifting weights is still 'hell' for him
    • Javier Baez, the 24-year-old Chicago Cubs infielder who helped clinch the World Series last year, is completely naked on his cover 
    • He speaks about the lost of his sister back in 2015 in his interview, with the young woman suffering from spina bifida her entire life 

      The enviable line-up of tautly toned professional athletes that will be featured in the annual 'ESPN Body Issue' has been revealed, and this year's list is shaping up to be the greatest of all time.

      Among the notable names who will be baring all on the pages and cover of 'ESPN The Magazine' are tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and openly gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy.

      Boston boys Isaiah Thomas and Julian Edelman are also featured in the pages of this year's magazine, with the Celtics point guard flashing some crack as he bares his bum and the Patriots wide receiver flashing everything as he eats a cheeseburger in the nude.

      No one however flashes more than Javier Baez however, with the Chicago Cubs infielder and recent World Series champ showing he has no problem taking it all off, and then enjoying some batting practice. 

      The ninth annual edition of the magazine will hit newsstands nationwide on July 7, while the gallery of all 23 athletic Adonises will be posted online two days prior.

    • My neck, my back: Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue (above)

    My neck, my back: Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas flashes his butt and crack on one of three covers that have been released of the annual 'ESPN: The Magazine' Body Issue (above)


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    30 DAY DE-CLUTTER CHALLENGE

    This de-clutter challenge will get your home back in order without completely overwhelming you and feeling like a never-ending job!

    Even though I despise clutter, it keeps finding a way back into my life over and over again. When we moved here a year ago everything was in it’s spot and there was nothing out of order. I liked it that way and the whole place just felt fresh and clean.

    Fast forward a year later and I’m looking at the television stand with DVD’s strung out all over, 4 junk drawers instead of one, and a big pile of who knows what on the counter. (Scroll down for a giveaway!)

    It’s time to get back on track. If I want to live in a place that feels calm and un-busy I need to fix it. This de-clutter challenge I just wrote out seems like it will be the best place to start. It is way too difficult to try and fit it all in a weekend!

    And while you’re at it, you could do the 30 day happiness challenge at the same time!

     

     

    1. Empty out one junk drawer
    2. Purge your closet of the things you no longer wear
    3. Go through your movie collection
    4. Clean out your television stand
    5. Go through your mail pile
    6. Clean off your kitchen table
    7. Purge two kitchen cabinets
    8. Discard old books
    9. Clean out your wallet
    10. Clean out your purse
    11. Purge your makeup drawer/bag
    12. Clean out empty/almost empty containers in the shower
    13. Purge your bathroom cabinets
    14. Go through your families shoes (donate what doesn’t fit)
    15. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
    16. Organize your linen closet
    17. Purge your medicine cabinet
    18. Go through your freezer and dump old items
    19. Clear off your kitchen counters
    20. Empty another junk drawer
    21. Go through your fridge and dump old items
    22. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
    23. Get rid of unused accessories (jewelry, hats, etc.)
    24. Clean out your car
    25. Discard kids unused toys
    26. Organize toys that are left
    27. Go through board games and electronic games – donate unused
    28. Organize and discard cleaning supplies
    29. Purge 2 more kitchen cabinets
    30. Clean! Get your newly organized home all sparkly

    When you’re done and your home is as organized as it’s ever been, I suggest printing off this cleaning schedule and follow it. That will keep everything tidy and not at all overwhelming. You’ve worked too hard to have your house be a mess again!

     

    If you’re struggling to get rid of things I really suggest the Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. She talks about the reasons why we hold onto things and have a hard time letting go then she walks you through it.

     


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    ROBERT KNIGHT

    Criminals who appear to be voters

     

    In the City of Brotherly Love, you can retain your voter registration no matter what crime you commit. That's because election officials refuse to take convicted felons off the voter rolls even if they're still serving time in jail.

    One potential voter is convicted baby murderer Kermit Gosnell. In May 2013, in a case that shocked the nation, Gosnell was convicted of first-degree murder for killing fully developed babies born alive at his abortion clinic by severing their spines with scissors. He got three life terms, the latter for killing a baby that he joked was so large it could "walk to the bus." Nine of his former clinic workers were also convicted, and four others pled guilty to murder.

    Despite this history of savagery, Gosnell, 75, is still registered to vote in Philadelphia. He is listed as inactive, most likely because he has not voted in five years. However, if he were to show up at the polls, he would be permitted to vote even if he is on inactive status if he showed an ID.

    If you don't vote in two federal elections, you can be removed. But the mass murderer is still on the rolls. Why leave him there?

    Also still registered to vote is Philadelphia's former 11-term Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah, who was convicted of racketeering and in January began serving 10 years, the second-longest prison term ever for a former member of Congress. The top dishonor belongs to former Democratic Rep. William J. Jefferson of Louisiana, some of whose cash bribes were found in his home freezer. He was sentenced to 13 years in 2009.

    Fattah's son, Chaka "Chip" Jr. is also a famous felon who remains on Philadelphia's voting rolls. The younger Fattah received five years in prison in February 2016 for bank and tax fraud.

    Although city officials maintain that Pennsylvania law limits felons' voting rights based on their incarcerated status, a city attorney admitted that if someone were to "put a polling place in the prison," felons on the rolls would be permitted to vote. They just can't vote by absentee ballot. Or can they?

    inmates in orange jumpsuitsThe absurdly shifting legal stance was exposed on April 27 during a court hearing in American Civil Rights Union v. Philadelphia City Commissioners at the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. While lawyers for the ACRU made the case that the National Voter Registration Act (motor voter) and the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) require states to remove from the rolls all ineligible voters – including convicted felons – the city dug in its heels, contending that Pennsylvania law only requires removing the deceased and people who move away.

    The issue arose last year when an ACRU lawsuit forced the city to open its records, revealing thousands of noncitizens and convicted felons registered to vote. Since then, the city has refused to police the rolls.

    During the hearing in Philadelphia, city lawyers admitted that convicted felons on furlough could vote while outside prison if "incarceration" was the only disqualifier, not their status as convicted criminals. One hearing participant joked about an "Election Day Furlough" when "they could all go out and vote" and then be returned to prison.

    "This is no joking matter," said J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which filed the suit on the ACRU's behalf. "Philadelphia's voting rolls are seriously corrupt, and they not only won't do anything to fix the situation, they think it's actually funny. This is a disgrace."

    Last September, a U.S. District court ruled that federal law does not require city election officials to remove convicts from the rolls unless state law provides an explicit procedure for removal.

    "But this reading is incorrect," the ACRU brief notes, citing NVRA's and HAVA's express direction to all election officials to remove ineligible voters and keep registration lists accurate.

    "A person who is incarcerated for a felony in Pennsylvania cannot vote in any way and cannot register to vote while incarcerated." the brief states. "List maintenance [under federal law] is not merely permissible, it is mandatory."

    And so it goes in a city where in 2012, some 59 voting divisions recorded not a single vote for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and where election officials see no problem with keeping ineligible voters like convicted felons Kermit Gosnell and Chaka Fattah on the rolls.


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    Sanctuary cities?   No siree

    Sanctuary cities? No siree

     

    ICE arrestsA former Texas political leader is pleased that her state will not tolerate its cities and counties becoming sanctuaries for illegal aliens who are trying to avoid federal immigration authorities.

    Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a “sanctuary cities” ban Sunday evening that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents.

    Cathie Adams, a national board member of Eagle Forum and a former chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, tells OneNewsNow the anti-sanctuary city bill has some real teeth. For one thing police, chiefs and sheriffs who fail to honor a jail detainer request from federal immigration agents could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which carries possible jail time. And any chief or sheriff who is convicted of not complying could be removed from office.

    Banning illegal alien sanctuaries has been viewed as the defining issue of Governor Gregg Abbott's (R) first term. And Adams adds that providing sanctuary to illegal aliens incites trouble.

    Adams

    "I think that families deserve better protection than just having a set-aside saying that in this city an illegal alien is going to be protected," she submits. "That is not protecting the majority of people; it is only protecting one who has already broken the law by being in the country illegally."

    And Adams says this law is important to a state like Texas, as it shares a long border with Mexico.

    "These are not people crossing the border just because they need jobs or because they want a safer place to live," the Eagle Forum board member points out. "These are people who are here to do mischief. And we know that there are drug lords that are controlling the border and creating lots of trouble for those living along the border."

    Adams is also pleased to see that President Trump has made the sanctuary city problem a major focus of his immigration agenda.


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    To Remove Bloated Belly In Just 60 Seconds With This Incredible Belly-Fat-Burning Recipe!

     

    How To Remove Bloated Belly In Just 60 Seconds With This Incredible Belly-Fat-Burning Recipe!

    There is a feeling of discomfort, largeness and inflation which is often mistaken for fatness. According to people’s experiences, bloating feels like a huge balloon inside your stomach, followed by uneasiness and a sense of being overweight.

    Although there are many theories on how get rid of a bloated belly, the cure is quite simple. Well-known nutritionist and healthy food author,
    Cynthia Sass introduced a tonic that is bound to cure bloated belly in no time.

    With the minimum of calories and acting as a mighty fat burner, this remedy is more than welcome on the health market. Plus, you get a bunch of healthy nutrients by simply consuming it regularly.

    Alongside this, Cynthia Sass also encourages incorporating a weight loss program known as ‘The flat belly diet’. The diet emphasizes the consumption of the Sassy water and enables losing excess fat quickly.

    The liquid disallows water retention, and by solely drinking plain water, you won’t get the same effects. With this drink, you will increase the intake of electrolytes, and speed up the organism.

    Ingredients:

    -67 oz / 2l water
    -12 small mint leaves
    -1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
    -1 medium-sized lemon, finely sliced
    -1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled and finely sliced

    Preparation:

    In a pitcher, combine all ingredients together. Let mixture soak for an hour. Once ready, drink 8-10 glasses per day. Plain water drinking is not necessary, since this beverage replaces it well.

    In a short time, you will get improved digestion, suppressed appetite and no bloating whatsoever.

     


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    4  Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth Overnight at Home

     

    Your teeth reflect your personality. You cannot change your features in your face but you can change your teeth appearance. Teeth are one thing that is quickly noticed by anybody. If you have a beautiful smile but your teeth are yellowish then it has bad impact on anybody. You feel embarrassment if your breath and teeth are not fresh. In short we can say that if you are properly dressed up and in style from your head to toe but teeth are dirty and yellowish then you feel awkward.

    Today we are going to share four simple home remedies for making your teeth healthy, clean and beautiful. The best thing about these remedies is it is easy to do and do not have burden on your pocket to get whiter teeth at home fast.

    1. BAKING SODA AND LEMON JUICE

    Baking soda and lemon juice has such a magical power for making your teeth white. After using it you will feel a difference within few weeks.

    Ingredients

    1. Baking Soda
    2. Lemon juice         
     

    Your teeth reflect your personality. You cannot change your features in your face but you can change your teeth appearance. Teeth are one thing that is quickly noticed by anybody. If you have a beautiful smile but your teeth are yellowish then it has bad impact on anybody. You feel embarrassment if your breath and teeth are not fresh. In short we can say that if you are properly dressed up and in style from your head to toe but teeth are dirty and yellowish then you feel awkward.

    Today we are going to share four simple home remedies for making your teeth healthy, clean and beautiful. The best thing about these remedies is it is easy to do and do not have burden on your pocket to get whiter teeth at home fast.

     

    Baking Soda and Lemon for Teeth Whitening

    Procedure:

    Take a teaspoon of baking soda and add some drops of lemon juice in it for making a mixture.

    Take this mixture on your toothbrush just like a paste.

    Now brush your teeth with it. Leave it for one minute with open mouth. But do not keep more than one minute because it has acidic in nature. If you do so then it may prove harmful for teeth enamel.

    Lose your mouth and flow water out of your mouth. Then wash your mouth with water. It will clean your mouth surprisingly and you will get white pearly teeth very soon.

    2. EAT FRUITS ESPECIALLY STRAWBERRIES

    Fruits and vegetables are very good for making your teeth healthy and strong. Apples, carrots and celery have a hard texture and rub against your teeth causing bacteria to scrape off without damaging the enamel. Instead of other fruits strawberries have enzymes that clean the outer layer of teeth.

    Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which is helpful for washing plaque from your teeth. You can use raw fruits and vegetables or in processed form.

    Add some drops of strawberries juice in baking soda and use this mixture as a paste.

     

    Clean your teeth with strawberries

    3. COCONUT OIL PULLING

    Coconut oil has properties that not only fight bacteria, remove plaque, tooth infections but improve oral health. In the morning if you take one teaspoon of coconut oil and keep in mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes for swishing around before brushing. Then spit it and do brush after it. Repeat this process daily for two weeks and then twice in a week.

     

    2. EAT FRUITS ESPECIALLY STRAWBERRIES

    Fruits and vegetables are very good for making your teeth healthy and strong. Apples, carrots and celery have a hard texture and rub against your teeth causing bacteria to scrape off without damaging the enamel. Instead of other fruits strawberries have enzymes that clean the outer layer of teeth.

    Strawberries are rich in vitamin C which is helpful for washing plaque from your teeth. You can use raw fruits and vegetables or in processed form.

    Add some drops of strawberries juice in baking soda and use this mixture as a paste.

    Clean your teeth with strawberries

    3. COCONUT OIL PULLING

    Coconut oil has properties that not only fight bacteria, remove plaque, tooth infections but improve oral health. In the morning if you take one teaspoon of coconut oil and keep in mouth for fifteen to twenty minutes for swishing around before brushing. Then spit it and do brush after it. Repeat this process daily for two weeks and then twice in a week.

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    4. AVOID DARK DRINKS LIKE COLA, COFFEE AND TEA

    We should avoid such drinks like cola, coffee and tea. These beverages are harmful for teeth enamel and weak your teeth. When outer layer is damaged then roots of teeth becomes weaker. Coffee and tea has caffeine in it and have such a harmful impact on teeth. Try to avoid these beverages and replace it with healthy juices and shakes. It has long term benefits not for our teeth but also for our body. We should brush our teeth daily two times in a day once early in the morning and once before going to sleep in the night.

     

     


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     Trump ending Michelle Obama's girls education program

     

     President Trump plans to end ‘Let Girls Learn,’ former first lady Michelle Obama’s girls education program, according to a Monday CNN report.

     

    "Moving forward, we will not continue to use the Let Girls Learn brand or maintain a stand-alone program,” an email from Peace Corps acting director Sheila Crowley to employees reportedly reads.

    The Trump administration gave order to cease the program’s operation immediately, according to an internal document obtained by CNN.

    Aspects of ‘Let Girls Learn’ will continue, although the brand name of the program will no longer be used.

    The Obamas started the program in 2015. It aimed to increase educational opportunities for young girls in developing countries.

    "'Let Girls Learn' provided a platform to showcase Peace Corps' strength in community development, shining a bright light on the work of our Volunteers all over the world," Crowley continued. "We are so proud of what 'Let Girls Learn' accomplished and we have all of you to thank for this success."

    The Peace Corps and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) primarily ran the ‘Let Girls Learn,’ an inter-governmental program.

    A spokesman for the Peace Corps told CNN Monday they plan to continue their efforts to facilitate the education of girls.

    "The Peace Corps continues to prioritize girls' education and empowerment programming," the spokesman said. "Girls' education and empowerment has been a hallmark of our work over the past 56 years and we look forward to continuing those efforts with our interagency partners. We remain dedicated to the passionate work of our volunteers and staff to empower and educate girls in their communities."

    The Peace Corps did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.


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    Holding  Your Child Hostage for Money - Really?

    I woke up at 6am this morning with this on my mind.  Having prior conversation with a friend last night upset me.  This article is coming from my observations, experiences, marriage, and divorce.   First off let's begin with your child or children are a gift from God.  Secondly they did not ask YOU to be here.  So  state or vicissitude of life or fortune, here is a baby.  Now the baby is here what kind of Mother are you going to be?

    You love this child nuture this child, education, growth, strength, courage, family, understanding human differences.  Now as you go thru life marriage, separated, single parent what legacy will you leave your child or children.  IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY?

    I get so perterb with you Mothers that hold your child or children hostage for the money.  Here are a few examples I have observed.  1. Don't pay child support, he don't see his child.  (so now your child has become a commodity)  2.  I need all that support check to pay my bills.  (in the meantime where is the child's clothes, shoes, hair done, after school activities)  3.  You can't keep a budget so your always using the child or children's money to make up for your mistakes!   4.  Your child or children are at the age to work and help.  (your oppportunity to teach them financial education.  Instead you take most of their money earn, and then make them feel guility for wanting to keep any for themselves)  5.  You make the child or children feel like a burden on you.  (You made the choice to open your legs and become pregnant).

    AGAIN, A CHILD OR CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM GOD!  PERIOD!

    So this is how you handle your gifts?  What are you like on your Birthdays or Christmas time?  You sit back and take a pause about all the mental anquish in this country today, and forget it begins at home, the root of the source.

    Who doesn't want or need money?  Using your children to get it, is a sad commentary for a Parent(s).   Some folks will use their kids just to get a Welfare check or a SSI check.  Use their names for bills or credit.  (when they are grown wonder why they have no credit, it has already been burned by your Parent.)   Karma is a bitch, and know one but God knows when pay day is coming OK!!!!!

    SOLUTION:

    Teach your child or children the value of money and how to use it.   Not hold them hostage for your own benefits.  Look at yourself, how are you living.  Are you living above your means?  Then take a course in basic economics help yourself, and family.  We are not always taught about money when we grow up.  We see Parent(s) paying the bills, but don't understand the process of why.  If your receive child support or not the main rememberance is the gift that God has place in your hands to grown and nuture.  Money will not give you that love a child has for you total and unconditional.   Not understanding what money is gives them fear of not having enough.  If know one has told you today that they love you, well I do!

    Thank you,  Lennis


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     Some Best Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain!

     

    Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain

    What is the best home remedy for arthritis? Try out this arthritis remedy that will be a natural approach to relieving pain and without causing any side effects. Do consult your doctor before trying out these natural remedies for arthritis.

    1. Sip A Turmeric And Ginger Tea

    Turmeric and ginger are two anti- inflammatory ingredients that are an answer to help with osteon and rheumatoid arthritis. Turmeric consists of a very powerful and active antioxidant called curcumin which is responsible for reducing the levels of enzymes that cause inflammation.

    Take 2 cups of water in a pan and bring it to boil, add ½ teaspoon each of ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce the flame and allow it to remain for 10 to 15 minutes. Now strain the concoction and add honey to taste. You can have this tea as natural cure for arthritis at least twice daily.

    2. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Oil

    Peppermint and eucalyptus have been one of the natural remedies for arthritis, that provides a soothing relief against the discomfort and can ease the pain caused by arthritis.

    Mix 5 to 10 drops of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil together and blend it with 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Olive oil works as a carrier oil that can dilute the essential oils. You can also use grapeseed oil or almond oil instead of olive oil.  Store this oil blend in a dark glass bottle and keep it away from direct sunlight. This oil soothes your joints whenever you apply and massage this oil on the joints whenever they ache.

    3. Home Remedies for Joint Inflammation

    When we talk about arthritis, we are also talking about inflammation. During inflammation, there is increased blood flow and the chemicals are released into the blood. This attracts the white blood cells to the infected area and can cause irritation of the joints and swelling of the joints. There are a number of options that can treat joint inflammation like medication, rest, exercise and surgery depending on the age, severity of the symptoms and medical history. However, there have been a number of home remedies for joint inflammation.

    a. Apple Cider Vinegar

    Drinking apple cider vinegar or applying apple cider vinegar topically can help in relieving joint inflammation. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar into 8 ounces of water. You need to drink this water at least 2 to 3 times a day. Apple cider vinegar is also effective when applied topically. Add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in a bucket containing 4 cups of hot water. You can soak your foot in this bucket for 30 minutes. Apple cider vinegar helps to make our body alkaline and helps in soothing acute pain.

    b. Ice Pack

    Wrapping an ice pack around the affected joints can reduce the discomfort. During the joint inflammation, keep your affected joint elevated on a pillow and you can also prepare an ice pack and wrap the ice pack around the joints for 20 to 30 minutes at a time. This procedure can be done several times a day as it will help in reducing joint inflammation.

    c. Ginger Root

    The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger root add a brownie point as the home remedy for joint inflammation. Either ginger root can be added as an ingredient in certain home remedy recipe or it can be applied on the affected area. Take equal amount of turmeric powder, fenugreek powder and ginger root (dried) powder. Mix these powders well together. You can have 1 teaspoon of this mixture along with warm water. This powder can be taken twice daily. Other way of using ginger root is where this anti -inflammatory agent can be applied externally. Prepare a paste of ginger root with little water and apply this paste on the affected area. Now leave this paste for half an hour. You can apply this paste once daily.

    We are giving you health benefits of ginger and reasons to include this miraculous herb in your daily life.

    4. Home Remedies for Knee Pain Caused Due to Arthritis

    Osteoarthritis is the common form of arthritis and is commonly called as wear and tear arthritis, occurs even in young people though the chances of developing osteoarthritis increases after the age of 45. The knee is the commonly affected area. People who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee (degenerative arthritis of the knee) have pain, swelling, feeling of warmth in the joint, stiffness and decreased mobility. There are a number of treatments to deal with osteoarthritis of the knee like weight loss, exercise, pain relieving drugs, physical therapy and surgery in extreme cases. There are home remedies that can help with knee pain associated with However, these remedies are useful during mild or moderate pain and you also need to consult a doctor regarding the treatment.

    a. Lemon

    Lemon is considered to be beneficial as a home remedy for knee pain due to Lemon contains citric acid that act as a solvent for uric acid crystals, which is also one of the causes of certain types of arthritis. You need to cut 1 or 2 lemons into pieces and tie these pieces into the cotton cloth and dip in warm sesame oil. Place this cloth on the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. You need to do this twice daily until you get relief from the pain. You can also have lemon juice prepared in warm water on empty stomach early in the morning.

    b. Mustard Oil

    When we have knee pain, it is always advisable to massage with warm mustard oil as the remedy for arthritis.This massaging improves the blood circulation and relieves the pain. Take about 2 tablespoons of mustard oil and heat this oil. Now we need to chop one garlic clove and fry this clove in the oil till it turns brown. Cool this oil and strain the oil. When this oil is lukewarm, massage this oil on the knees in a circular motion. Now cover the knee with a plastic wrap and apply warm towel on the knee for few minutes. This treatment is effective if done twice daily for one to two weeks.

    Whenever we talk about natural remedies for arthritis, it is always essential that we take care of our diet. We need to have a low fat, low cholesterol diet consisting of complex carbohydrates. If having salads, do not exaggerate on the dressing. Just make it simple like lemon juice and salt. Avoid spicy foods and fried foods and excessive consumption of tea, coffee, alcohol or chocolates.

    You will love to know some knee strengthening exercises that you can do to ease up on your knee pain…

    Apart from natural remedies for arthritis pain and diet, exercise also plays a crucial part in improving the flexibility, strengthening the muscles and reducing the joint pain. For some it may sound next to impossible. But you don’t need run like an athlete or swim like a pro. A mild to moderate exercise will help you to maintain a normal weight and ease upon your pain. Aerobic exercise like walking, bicycling, swimming or just raising your arms above your hand or rolling your shoulder forward and backward are effective. Body awareness exercises like yoga, tai chi can help in relaxing your muscles and improving the balance. But make sure you consult the doctor regarding the forms of exercise that you can do. Let the instructor know about your condition and avoid positions that can lead to pain.

     


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    Maxine Waters Explains That Impeachment Tweet

     

    Congresswoman Maxine Waters wants you to "stay woke!" She also wants you to know that she loves the Constitution, she's angling for impeachment, and she, actually, does have some thoughts about your mac and cheese.

    Maxine Waters is the real deal. And she's been the real deal for decades now. Unlike many people and events that catch viral attention (and sure, Waters has done that, too), Congresswoman Waters actually has the record to back it up. And so in January, when I wrote that Congresswoman Waters "would like to cordially invite you to not come for her unless she sends for you," I was writing about the breathtaking read that captured the attention of millions as well as a long history of taking politicians down a peg. Washington has been peg-deficient for years, and Waters has been there to take them down. Maxine Waters did not come to play today or yesterday or any of the days of her 37 years of public service.

    Congresswoman Waters is aware of what the Internet has to say about her. She has asked her grandchildren to explain shade to her and she is caught up on the tea. And it turns out, she loves it. In an interview during ELLE's 2017 Women in Washington event, the iconic representative talks about millennial political engagement, her history of public service, and, well, me. And, as usual, she doesn't hold back.

    I have to ask you about your last tweet, "Impeaching is coming." What's that all about?

    Well, here's why: I have dared to use the word "impeachment" to the dislike of even some of my colleagues who think that, "Oh my god, that's premature. It's not time to talk about that." But that's my goal. My goal is impeachment.

    And after Comey admitted and revealed that the former President of the United States had not wiretapped Trump and that they did have an investigation going on to try to determine the interaction between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin or the Russians and [Vladimir] Putin, there was some movement. Because when I started talking about this, I know people had to wonder, "What is she talking about?" I was a little bit ahead of the game.

    The Kremlin clan!

    I got them! The Kremlin clan. Basically what I said was, "Get ready for impeachment, because I'm ready for it!" I think that with continued investigation, connecting the dots, more information will come forward, as it did with Paul Manafort.

    This country will not stand by a president who is proven to be in support of undermining our democracy. Whatever Trump's reasons are, this love of Putin is not gonna eventually play well. People may be a little bit slow in getting it, but his connection to Putin and the Kremlin and all of those allies of his that have connections with Ukraine and with Russia are going to be revealed, and that's gonna be his downfall and my goal is impeachment.

    Tell me about the experience of going "viral."

    What [your] pieces did was to describe me in ways that I think a lot of the millennials understand or can identify with. I'm like Aunt Maxine, that Aunt who comes to your house and looks around, and says something like this, "Well why haven't you done this? Why don't you take care of that?"

    Right, like critiquing the mac and cheese

    Right, "What'd you put in here?" I think that a lot of the young people identify with that. They've experienced that with relatives or with their aunts or what have you. ... The thinking is that older people cannot connect, that we can't talk [to young people]. But what I discovered is, it works if they think you're telling the truth! And if they think you have the courage to tell it like it is.

    I'm having a good time talking to my grandchildren these days. I say to them: Tell me about shade, guys. C'mon, tell me about that! And then when I learn something and I see them, and they don't know what I've learned, I go, 'Stay woke.' [laughs]

    And then they're impressed?

    Yeah, they're impressed. I'm enjoying it, I'm having a good time. But more than that, I'm really, really, really thrilled about the fact that millennials are listening, they're participating, and they wanna be involved, they understand what's going on, and they want us to make it right. I love that.

     

     


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    10 Percent of Female Undergrads at University of Texas Say They Were Raped

     

    ercent of female undergraduates in the University of Texas system's academic institutions say they have been raped since enrolling, according to a system-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct released Friday by the University of Texas.

    The university system calls the Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments report, conducted by University of Texas Austin's Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, "the most in-depth survey of sexual assault and misconduct ever undertaken by an institution or system of higher education in the U.S." More than 28,000 students "voluntarily and confidentially" answered questions surrounding their experiences with on- and off-campus sexual assault since enrolling, their views on how the university handles these issues, and how the experiences affected them. The only campus that didn't participate was the University of Texas Health Northeast, which didn't survey its students because there are too few enrolled to "protect their anonymity," according to the study's press release.

    “If we want to understand and continuously improve our campus culture in order to facilitate student success, then we have to be open and honest about our students’ experiences beyond the classroom, no matter how uncomfortable it is,” University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven said in the survey's press release.

    The survey is part of a $1.7-million study led by McRaven. It's hoped that the responses provide a deeper, more nuanced understanding of sexual assault and misconduct on campus—and help the university take effective action against those issues. By polling multiple campuses, for example, some stark findings came to light. For instance, at the system's eight academic institutions, 10 percent of female undergraduate students reported being raped; at the five health institutions in the U.T. system, it was 4 percent.

    Of course, it's important to remember that with survey-based studies, the sampling of respondents isn't representative of the UT system or of the country as a whole: it's potentially made up disproportionally of people who might be more interested than the average student and therefore more likely to want to participate. As a point of comparison, the approximately 28,000 respondents make up about 12.65 percent of a total U.T. student population of around 221,300. Surveys also rely on self-reported information, which means researchers risk their data being impacted in either direction by people who aren't being entirely honest.

     

    That being said, here are some key findings:

    • 10 percent of female undergrads and 4 percent of male undergrads enrolled in the system's academic institutions reported being raped. Numbers were lower for students enrolled at health institutions (4 percent and 2 percent, respectively).
    • 15 percent of female undergraduate students at U.T. Austin say that they've been raped since enrolling.
    • At U.T. Austin, 68 percent of students who said they experienced "interpersonal violence" (which includes rape and harassment) didn't tell anyone about the incident. Only 6 percent told someone at the university.
    • Findings appeared to confirm other common findings of sexual assault studies: in the majority of cases of "unwanted sexual contact" (unwanted touching, attempted rape, and rape), alcohol and drugs were in play; and the majority of the time, the attacker was someone the student knew.
    • The vast majority of incidents happened off campus.

    “The findings of this study shine a brighter light on sexual assault and misconduct that affects U.T. students and give us a deeper understanding of how to address these problems," McRaven said.

    The University of Texas system isn't an outlier with these numbers, according to the press release, which said that "the prevalence rates of various types of victimization are comparable to rates at other institutions nationwide."

    Hopefully the survey will serve as an example to other universities and provide tools for institutions elsewhere to combat these issues. It certainly sounds like U.T. is happy to share what they're learning and implementing: “The goal is to arm institutions with information so they can continue to improve the safety and well-being of students and remove barriers that stand in the way of educational goals," director Noël Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D. of the U.T. Austin Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault said.

     


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    11 Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things That Men Got The Credit For

     

    The man who invented Monopoly did not invent Monopoly. Charles Darrow made millions off the game that he sold to Parker Brothers ― 30 years after a woman named Elizabeth Magie created it.

    It’s a tale as old as time: A man took credit for a woman’s idea.

    We’ve seen this theme play out through history, with women’s work being erased from the labor movement, civil rights movements, and over and over again in science. 

    In the spirit of unearthing the “hidden figures” whose stories often go untold, we’re highlighting remarkable women who, despite their contributions, were sidelined by men.

    Happy Women’s History Month!

    • 1 1868: Margaret Knight invented the paper bag machine.

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      In 1868, while Margaret Knight was working at the Columbia Paper Bag Company, she began thinking about the possibility of a machine that could create flat-bottomed bags, one that would be much faster than the slow process of manually assembling them. 

      Within a few months, she created a working model and took it to a local shop to refine her machine. According to ASME, she moved to Boston to work with two machinists on it. 

      A man named Charles Anan came by her shop to examine Knight’s machine. When she went to file a patent, her application was rejected because one had already been given to Anan.

      Knight sued and won.

    • 2 1900s: Alice Guy was the first female film director and first female studio owner.

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      Alice Guy made over 100 films in the early 1900s before marrying the manager of the production studio she worked for, a man named Herbert Blaché. She became the first female film studio owner opening Solax Studios in 1910. 

      According to Broadly, Guy was reversing gender roles on screen decades before the term “gender role” entered the lexicon. In one film, she imagined “a world in which women flourished in traditionally male roles while men writhed under oppression.”

      Ironically, her name would eventually be erased and her husband would get the credit for her visionary work in film. He opened a studio after she did, convinced her to merge companies and to let his name be at the forefront. 

      According to Broadly: “In 1920, author Carolyn Lowrey published The First One Hundred Noted Men and Women of the Screen and dedicated a page to Herbert Blaché’s legacy, making no mention of Guy. Lowrey did so kindly mention a few of her films — she just falsely credited them to Blaché.”

    • 3 1903: Elizabeth Magie invented Monopoly.

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      According to the New York Times, secretary and stenographer Elizabeth Magie was outspoken politically and  “lived a highly unusual life” because she supported herself and didn’t get married until she was 44. 

      In 1903, she designed a game called “Landlord’s Game” to protest “big monopolists” like Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. 

      More than three decades later, a man named Charles Darrow claimed a “version of it as his own,” and sold his game to Parker Brothers. Darrow made millions for the game we know today as Monopoly, while Magie’s creation earned her around $500.

    • 4 1930s: Lise Meitner discovered nuclear fission.

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      When Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, Austrian physicist Lise Meitner was acting director of the Institute for Chemistry. She eventually had to flee, but kept in touch with chemist Otto Hahn. Letters between the two of them show that they discovered nuclear fission together in the 1930s.

      According to Dr. Chris Padgett, a history professor at American River College, Meitner was denied proper credit due because she was Jewish and a refugee. “Hahn, who stayed loyal to the Nazis, later won the Nobel Prize for this work, but refused to give Meitner credit,” he said. 

      The Berkeley Nuclear Research Center calls Meitner’s story “one of the most glaring examples of women’s scientific achievement overlooked by the Nobel committee.”

    • 5 1900s: Nettie M. Stevens discovered that a man’s sperm determines the sex of a child.

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      In the first decade of the 1900s, scientist Nettie M. Stevens found that male sperm carried both X and Y chromosomes, while women only carried X chromosomes in their eggs, which lead her to the conclusion that a baby’s sex is determined by the male sperm. 

      Another scientist named Edmund Beecher Wilson independently came to the same conclusion at around the same time as Stevens, and submitted his paper to The Journal of Experimental Zoology 10 days before she did. Wilson did include a footnote that he was aware of Stevens’ findings.

      According to a journal article by physicist and historian Stephen G. Brush, “The scientific and chronological relation between their contributions has rarely been specified, and the role of Stevens, who died in 1912 before she could attain a reputation comparable to that of Wilson, has sometimes been forgotten.”

    • 6 1950s: Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu discovered the law of parity.

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      During World War II, Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu joined the Manhattan Project (the Army’s secret project to develop the atomic bomb) at Columbia University.  

      She continued her work at Columbia when the war ended. Along with two male colleagues, Dr. Tsung-Dao Lee and Dr. Chen Ning Yang, she “overthrew a law of symmetry in physics called the principle of conservation of parity,” according to the National Women’s History Museum. “Wu observed that there is a preferred direction of emission, which disproved what was then a widely accepted ‘law’ of nature.”

      In 1957, the men received the Nobel Prize for their breakthrough. Wu was excluded from the award.

    • 7 1951: Rosalind Franklin played a big role in discovering the double-helix.

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      While working as a research associate at the King’s College London in the biophysics unit in 1951, Rosalind Franklin and her student Raymond Gosling discovered that there were two forms of DNA, a dry “A” form and a wet “B” form. 

      According to Biography.com, “One of their X-ray diffraction pictures of the ‘B’ form of DNA, known as Photograph 51, became famous as critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA.”

      A colleague named Maurice Wilkins showed Photo 51 to competing scientists James Watson and Francis Crick — without Franklin’s permission.The duo used Franklin’s findings as a basis for their DNA model and won a Nobel Prize for it in 1962 — four years after she died.

    • 8 1952: Willie Mae Thornton was the original singer of “Hound Dog.”

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      In 1952, singer and songwriter Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton recorded “Hound Dog” — a song Elvis Presley would eventually cover and make famous. 

      Nevertheless, she persisted, and achieved great success, being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1984. Her song “Ball and Chain” (made famous by Janis Joplin) is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame list of “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.”

    • 9 1960s: Margaret Keane was actually the artist behind “The Big-Eyed Waifs.”

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      The subject of Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” Margaret Keane was the painter who created “the big-eyed waifs” — pieces of art that became wildly popular in the 1960s. Her husband, Walter Keane, convinced her that they would make more money if he put his name on the paintings. Years later, she claimed in court that he threatened to kill her if she ever went public with their secret. 

      Eventually, Margaret divorced her husband and told a radio host the truth in a 1970 interview. She challenged Walter to a live painting contest to prove she was really the artist; he didn’t respond.

      Then, in 1986, she took him to court. According to a People Magazine article at the time:

      “Margaret, 58, and Walter, 70, hadn’t laid eyes on each other for nearly 20 years when they walked into federal court in Honolulu last month. They proceeded to have at it in an often heated 3½-week trial. Margaret acknowledged that she had gone along with Walter’s claims during their marriage, but only because he threatened to kill her and her daughter by a prior marriage if she revealed the truth. At the behest of her attorney, Margaret sat before the jurors and in 53 minutes painted a small boy’s face with those unmistakable outsize orbs. The painting, Exhibit 224 of the trial, may be her greatest artistic triumph.”

    • 10 1960s: Jocelyn Bell Burnell was the first person to observe radio pulsars.

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      As a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, Jocelyn Bell Burnell helped Anthony Hewish and Martin Ryle construct a radio telescope to monitor quasars (a massive and extremely remote celestial object). It was Burnell’s job to analyze the data from it. 

      According to Biography.com: “After spending endless hours poring over the charts, she noticed some anomalies that didn’t fit with the patterns produced by quasars and called them to Hewish’s attention... Over the ensuing months, the team systematically eliminated all possible sources of the radio pulses — which they affectionately labeled Little Green Men, in reference to their potentially artificial origins — until they were able to deduce that they were made by neutron stars, fast-spinning collapsed stars too small to form black holes.” 

      In 1974, Hewish and Ryle received the Nobel Prize for Physics for the discovery.

    • 11 1963: Anna Arnold Hedgeman organized the March on Washington.

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      Anna Arnold Hedgeman was the only woman on the organizing committee for the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.

      But according to Bowdoin College professor Jennifer Scanlon, who authored a biography about Hedgemen, the civil rights leader was “hidden, concealed, out of sight” by the men around her. Not only did Hedgemen galvanize many different groups of people to participate in the march, she organized transportation and made sure attendees had food and water.  

      Says Scanlon: “She also demanded that her male colleagues provide women a speaking voice during the march, but as in other things relating to gender, the men proved unrelenting in their sexism.” 

      A group of leaders who organized the March are often referred to as the “Big Six.” Of course, Hedgemen (or any other woman, for that matter) was not included in that group.  

      Hedgeman is shown above with her hands on the map of the mall, posing with A. Philip Randolph and Roy Wilkins, two of the men among the “Big Six” organizers of the March.

     



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