Saturday, December 20, 2014
          

Columbus Short Says Cocaine Use To Blame For Scandal Exit

Posted in Entertainment News

Bet.com 12/11/2014

"... Columbus Short is coming clean about what triggered his downward spiral this year, saying cocaine and alcohol were the culprits. The actor openly addressed his struggles with drug abuse, which he described as his "biggest problem," in a new interview with Access Hollywood Live. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bet.com/news/celebrities/2014/12/11/columbus-short-says-cocaine-use-to-blame-for-scandal-exit.html 

The Value Of Celebrity Endorsements

Posted in Entertainment News

Bbc.co.uk 12/11/2014

"... The glamorous world of celebrities can seem a very long way away if you are a small business in the East Midlands with just four members of staff. The nature of celebrity endorsements is changing, and high-profile celebrities are no longer out of reach for small companies, says Evan Morgenstein, chief executive of US-based firm Celeb Experts. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30392829 

Sony Pictures Hackers Leak Scripts, Celebrity Phone Numbers And Aliases

Posted in Entertainment News

Geek.com 12/11/2014

"... The group calling themselves Guardians of Peace continue to leak data stolen from Sony Pictures. This time around, they’ve dumped everything from celebrity phone numbers and their travel aliases to the social security numbers and addresses of Sony staff. They’ve also followed up the leak of five Sony films with the release of a number of scripts for both televisions series and movies. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.geek.com/apps/sony-pictures-hackers-leak-scripts-celebrity-phone-numbers-and-aliases-1611258/ 

Big Job Gains And Rising Pay In Labor Data

Posted in Jobs & Employment

Nytimes.com 12/10/2014

"... The Labor Department reported on Friday that employers added 321,000 jobs in November, a much stronger number than economists had predicted and the 10th consecutive month of net job gains above 200,000. Even more significant was that the improving job market finally delivered a sharp jump in average hourly earnings for ordinary workers that was double the anticipated 0.2 percent increase. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/business/economy/november-jobs-unemployment-figures.html?_r=0 

Mothers Must Speak Up For Their Sons On Campus

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Nationalreview.com 12/10/2014

"... Accusations of sexual assault and rape must be taken seriously and investigated, but taking accusations seriously also requires serious consideration of the evidence and the rights of the accused. Elsewhere around the nation, in which there are few advocates for the wrongly accused, because of fear of being labeled “anti-woman” or “pro-rape.” Part of the imbalance on campus is that only mothers can effectively speak up for their sons. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/394185/mothers-must-speak-their-sons-campus-william-jacobson/page/0/2 

Male Domestic Abuse Victim: Men Are Scared To Come Forward

Posted in Domestic Violence

Bbc.co.uk 12/10/2014

"... Figures from the 2013 Crime Survey suggest around 700,000 victims of domestic violence in 2013 were men. Mark says: " Men are probably scared to come forward because they're scared what people will think. You don't hear it that often of men but they shouldn't have to suffer. No one should - men or women." ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/30303405 

A Different Kind Of Battlefield: Military Morale Plummeting

Posted in Military

Aleteia.org 12/10/2014

"... Military Timeshas released its annual survey of active duty service members, and the news is not good. The report, written by Hope Hodge Seck and titled “America’s Military: A Force Adrift,” finds “morale indicators on the decline in nearly every aspect of military life. Troops report significantly lower overall job satisfaction, diminished respect for their superiors, and a declining interest in re-enlistment now compared to just five years ago.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.aleteia.org/en/society/article/a-different-kind-of-battlefield-military-morale-plummeting-5908363061755904 

Smoking Might Cost Men Their 'Y' Chromosome, Study Finds

Posted in Physical Health

Nlm.nih.gov 12/9/2014

"... Men who smoke may see more of their Y chromosomes disappear as they age, a new study suggests. Scientists have long known that as men grow older, the Y chromosome can start to disappear from some of their body cells. And that was initially thought to be a normal part of aging but recent research has suggested that "loss of Y" might not be so benign. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_149799.html

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