The U.S. semiconductor industry bristled at President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on about $ 50 billion of Chinese goods, arguing they will hurt American business and make the country less competitive. WSJ.com: WSJD
As the Me Too movement continues to reverberate, fans are still lining up to see Allen play his clarinet at a posh New York hotel. Culture and Arts
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Reader Advisory: This story is for mature audiences only and features intensely erotic situations, first time gay experiences, multiple partners, anal and rough group sex, alpha male biker outlaws, the use of potent aphrodisiacs and sexual manipulation, submissiveness and dominance. All characters are 18 or older. Jack Leighton is all business, all the time, and it’s his willingness to do anything to get ahead that’s helped him build his little clothing line into a full-fledged sportswear brand. But he’s taken things just a little too far when he turns to moneylaundering to help his struggling bottom line, a decision that brings him in contact with types of men he might not be ready to handle. Now when he tells the outlaw MC president he needs to take a break from their agreement, the biker seems to want to help and offers Jack a pill that will help him focus and get his books in order. But soon, Jack finds out that helping him get ahead wasn’t exactly what the tattooed outlaw had in mind, and the drug he’s given him is going to do just about everything but help him focus on paperwork. Before Jack knows what’s happening, new feelings have drowned out the little voice that says no and new urges have pushed him into the arms and at the mercy of the gang leader and his biker buddies, who are more than happy to help him fill his sudden cravings. Excerpt: Laughter sounded from around the table.”That wasn’t a pill to help you focus,” Cole chuckled.”It wasn’t?”What he was telling me seemed to be important, but I kept getting distracted by the man sitting nearest to me on the right side of the table. He had a short beard and a lean, well-muscled body. He had laid his jacket across the back of his chair and was wearing just a thin tank top that rippled with his muscles when he shifted. He was one of the ones with pure lust in his eyes, and those eyes hadn’t left my ass since I walked in the room. He seemed to want to do something and I kind of wanted him to do it, whatever it
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of. -Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela Day was celebrated around the world on July 18th. It is a day to remember the greatness of a man who dedicated his life to helping the world understand democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and respect.
Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with, Leeya Mehta, She was a child when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1989 after serving his 27-year sentence.
The movement for a democratic South Africa was felt greatly in India whose own independence was achieved just 15 years before Mandela’s sentence began. Leeya Mehta’s school invited leaders of the ANC to come talk to the children. Mehta felt rooted in a culture of nonviolent resistance for change, surrounded by the energy of a new India, and a witness to its diverse cultural and religious traditions.
After earning a Master’s in economics and politics from Oxford University she traveled throughout the world eventually settling in Washington, DC. She was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem, “The Abduction,” published by the Beloit Poetry Journal.
Here she shares her reflections as a writer and her hopes to pay homage to the diverse cultures, religions, social movements, countries and the people who weave their complexities and contradictions, along with her own, through her poems and essays.
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When I got word of who Polyvore had unveiled as its most popular celebrity, I was surprised. I was expecting a Kendall Jenner, maybe a Lauren Conrad, but instead, it was Selena Gomez. The actress/popstar had her image used in over 50,000 sets (meaning those outfit collages the site’s known for)—impressive indeed. With a lot of running around town and hanging with friends, her looks are typically easier to recreate and copy than a celeb like Kim Kardashian, whose sexy-minimalist-secretary combos would work for about zero situations in my life.
Here are two of the year’s five most popular sets featuring Selena and they both prove my point—casual, trendy outfits that you could likely put together with items you already have in your closet.
Some other notable names that made the list? Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner, and Kim Kardashian were in the number two, three, and four spots. The most popular brands were Topshop, H&M, and Forever 21, in that order, which also makes sense since they’re affordable and, again, likely already stuff you own. Skinny jeans took first place among items and One Direction from musicians.
Are you surprised by any of those findings? A fan of Selena’s style?