25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 23, 2017

… your budget, clipping coupons, or scouring the Internet for the best deal instead of enjoying your life, then its time to reevaluate the situation. The purpose of saving is so that you have the money to take that family trip, make home improvements, or invest in new business. That doesnt mean that you eliminate the important things in life, such as spending time with your family, just for the sake of saving. By all means, be frugal but not when its consuming too much of your life. 3. Loyalty …

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The secret Instagram ‘pods’ fighting the new algorithm one like at a time

April 21, 2017

… complaining that it’s becoming harder to gain followers organically. Faced with this new challenge, they’re fighting back. In pod-form. “A pod isfamily of dolphins who live together in harmony and support one another.” says photographer Natalie Franke. “The members of your pod become your Instagram family and work to support you as you grow your platform. Think of pods like a group of cheerleaderswho help one another on Instagram through likes and meaningful …

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Indian ad with transgender mom stirs debate — and tears

April 20, 2017

New Delhi (CNN)An advert challenging the norms of a traditional family in India has gone viral, with more than 9 million views on YouTube. The ad’s storyline pushes the issue of transgender rights within the country and reveals the human side of the issue in just three and a half minutes. Released online on March 31, the commercial by medicine company Vicks tells the true story of Gayatri, a young Indian orphan who was adopted by Gauri Sawant, a 37-year-old Mumbai-based transgender woman …

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Will Ivanka’s role in the White House pay dividends for her business?

April 19, 2017

(CNN)As the President got ready to sell his latest executive order to the American public, an overhaul of the H-1B skilled worker visa program, under his “Buy American, Hire American” slogan, Ivanka Trump appeared to be busy protecting the real emerald of the Trump family’s vast business empire: China. On April 6, hours before she and her husband dined with the Chinese President and his family, Ivanka’s company secured provisional approval for three new …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Oversight Dem blasts Trump family disclosures, wants Prince to testify

April 19, 2017

(CNN)A top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee blasted the family of President Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that the approval in China of patents for Ivanka Trump set a new bar for ethical conflicts. “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, Trump offers something else that’s even more outrageous and even more troubling,” said Rep. John Sarbanes in an interview with CNN. “They set a new standard of ethical blindness.” The comment follows reports …

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Deported to Mexico: Who is the US kicking out?

April 18, 2017

Mexico City (CNN)Maria Perez hasn’t seen her grandson since he was a little boy. On her cell phone she keeps a video of that day. It shows 8-year-old Eduardo Hernandez hugging her goodbye. Now Hernandez is 21 and walking through the frosted glass doors at Mexico City’s international airport. …

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Trump Is Willing to Consider a Sudden Strike on North Korea

April 18, 2017

… others in his family, by imprisoning large numbers of people in horrible conditions for no reason, for political reasons,” McMaster said. “So this regime has given the world reason for concern. And that includes — that includes the Chinese people and the Chinese leadership as well.” Program Improvement While McMaster conceded that estimates on North Korea’s weapons capabilities “vary widely,” even failed missile tests can allow them to improve …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… #kanye #takemeback #iwassoemotional lol #oct2616 A post shared by TJ (@tarrrrajean) on Mar 26, 2017 at 11:24pm PDT Joanna studied Communications at Baylor with the dream of becoming a television newscaster. In the meantime, she worked at the family business an auto shop and got a taste of the spotlight starring in commercials. Her future husband, Chip Gaines, saw her in a family photo at the business and knew she was the one. “Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family …

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Trying to avoid care home fees? Think twice, consumers told – BBC News

April 15, 2017

If you are worth more than that, you have to pay the full cost of your care – during your lifetime and, if necessary, from your estate after you have died. It may not leave much for your family to inherit. Which is why marketing leaflets from a will-writing firm called Universal Wealth Preservation are eye-catching. Image caption Susan Steer says she was told she wouldn’t need to sell her house Universal’s scheme works by transferring the ownership of assets like a …

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