Who’s Responsible For Keeping Dating App Users Safe?

Shutterstock Sex Offenders Are Using Dating Apps, A New Report Shows, So Here’s How To Stay Safe By Rebecca Strong Dec 9, 2019 Whenever you use a dating app, there’s an inherent risk your match won’t be exactly who they say they are. It isn’t uncommon to discover the person you’ve been messaging is already in a relationship, or that they claim to value kindness in their profile but insult the waiter on your first date over something silly. Even more concerning, however, is that there are also sex offenders using dating apps, according to a new report by Columbia Journalism Investigations (CJI), BuzzFeed,and ProPublica, and you could match with one without realizing. If you haven’t ever actually read through …

Here’s The Woman Who Helped Create H.E.R’s Epic Clear Guitar From The Grammys

Courtesy of Moya Nkruma Fender’s Moya Nkruma Is The Woman Behind Your Coolest Rock Guitar Fantasy By Cianna Garrison Dec 9, 2019 When R&B singer-songwriter H.E.R. performed at the 2019 Grammy Awards with a breathtaking, custom-made, clear acrylic guitar from Fender, audience members were at a loss for words. So was Moya Nkruma, who was there to watch Fender’s custom creation in action. As Fender’s artist marketing manager, Moya Nkruma helps create custom guitars for artists, and the sparkly Stratocaster was the result of her own work. Nkruma is Fender’s artist marketing manager for the Urban and Gospel Department, handling all the publicity around the artists and their Fender instruments. Managing their requests can mean anything from support for tours, …

A Look Back At The Biggest & Weirdest 2019 Wellness Trends | Betches

predictions on what food and health trends were going to take over 2019 back in December 2018, and here we are now, reviewing those predictions to see if we were actually right or not. Want to know just how far we’ll go to prove we’re always right? We consulted health, food, and experts to double-check those receipts. You’re welcome. Now let’s reflect. would be big in the new year: Shorter workouts  Fitness streaming services  Vibration therapy/percussion guns  More sleep  Personal training Treadmill classes  , confirms that every single thing on this list was actually trendy in 2019. “We’re in a crucial time right now where we’re celebrating our individuality and building community,” she says, which is why short classes, apps, …

Prisoner swap shows Iran may be eager to deal with US

(CNN)Americans abroad have too often become human bargaining chips. In places like Iran and North Korea, rogue regimes have used trumped up and unfounded charges to imprison Americans, kicking off years of complex negotiations with the US government. In exchange, the US released Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani, who was arrested on charges of violating American trade sanctions against Iran. Soleimani was expected to be released from prison in a few weeks anyway as part of a plea deal. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Despite Iran’s misdeeds, Wang’s release alone is an achievement, and it could — at the very least — serve as the basis for negotiating the release of more Americans …

I’m Ashamed to Tell Anyone About My Online Shopping Addiction

Swipe This!is an advice column about how to navigate human relationships and connections in an age when we depend so heavily on technology. Have a question? Email[email protected] Im 27 years old and I have an online shopping habit. Its been going on since college and I have no idea what to do about it. I dont feel like I can tell my boyfriend or my family. Ive tried to work up the courage to talk to my best friend, but every time I do, I panic. What if she thinks Im a liar? What if she thinks Im a horrible, disgusting person? Then I got to college, and as soon as I turned 18, I got my first credit card. …

‘Horrific’ typo values Utah home at nearly $1B after phone dropped on keyboard: report

A phone drop error has impacted taxpayers in Wasatch County, Utah after a home was overvalued by almost $1 billion and now taxpayers and the local school district may be paying for the mistake. (iStock) “Teacher and staff salaries will not be impacted this year,” said spokesman John Moss. “However, some of the capital projects that were scheduled or proposed will need to be canceled or postponed due to lack of funds.” County Manager Mike Davis told the outlet the shortfall was due to the mistake is more than $1 million. The local fire department will also be short $253,000, while the local parks district will be short $138,000. Central Utah Water will also be short $217,000. “Dear God, help …

BAD NEWS For Demi Lovato! Again!!!! – Perez Hilton

Demi Lovato needs to stay far far away from Bella Thorne, right??? This and much more on our latest podcast! Listen to The Perez Hilton Podcast with Chris Booker on Apple Podcasts or directly at http://PerezPodcast.com Related Posts Ho! Ho! Ho! When Bravolebrities Attack! F Lister Jax Taylor vs Perez Hilton! CLICK CLICK CLICK Next Article

George Zimmerman’s lawsuit doesn’t stand a chance

(CNN)George Zimmerman has filed a $100 million lawsuit in Florida state court. The 36-page lawsuit, which reads like a conspiracy novel, alleges that Zimmerman is “the victim” of malicious prosecution, abuse of process, civil conspiracy and defamation. Crump, along with Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, denied the allegations. “This plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone by himself, revictimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions,” Crump said in a statement issued on his and Travon’s parents’ behalf. Sign up for CNN Opinion’s new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Finally, as to his defamation claims, they too fall flat. Attorney Ben Crump was well within his rights to offer opinion and …

Fleet Of Robotic MERMAIDs To Peer Whats Under Earths Crust

Guust Nolet is a man with quite the job description: he is a professor who manages a fleet of MERMAIDs. These underwater beauties are not folklore but modern-day robotic devices that probe deep within Earth’s mantle – the fiery magma and rock layer beneath the planet’s crust.  The MERMAIDs look a bit like ridged neon cannonballs, each topped with an antenna and a hydrophone, that record seismic waves in an effort to piece together a map of our planet’s interior and the features of its heat budget. Such information is vital to our understanding of why Earth has not cooled over the eons to become a dead, geologically inactive planet like Venus, Mars, or our very own Moon. Around 70 percent of Earth’s surface …

Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Just Meant Sacrifice and Heritage Until Dylann Roof Hijacked It

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley seemed to suggest on Friday that the Confederate flag did not have racist overtones until Dylann Roof hijacked it with his 2015 murder of nine black churchgoers. Speaking to Blaze TVs pretty much in line with how she equivocated on the issue when she removed the flag four years ago. Claiming at the time that many South Carolinians held up the flag as a way to honor ancestors, she added that while an integral part of our past it does not represent the future of our great state. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

‘Weve become like a family’: innovative groups help refugees settle in US cities

More than 2,500 refugees have settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in the last decade including many fleeing violence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Like many ambitious teenagers, Sabzina Muhibzada is busy getting good grades in her classes, holding leadership positions in clubs and completing internships. But it was just five years ago that the 18-year-old had only ever had home schooling. At the time that was her only option, as conflict raged outside near City Champions project. Nationally, Donald Trumps administration has cut the refugee program to admit the fewest number of people in effectively stopped the program and, in October, not a single refugee was resettled in the US. But, while the administrations drastic cuts to the refugee program …

There May Be A Million Times More Microplastics In The Oceans Than Previously Estimated

The world has become increasingly aware of our planet’s plastic problem over the past decade. Research has consistently shown that plastic can be found in every part of the environment, from the deepest parts of the ocean to the Arctic snow and the tops of mountains. However, it’s now looking like the problem could actually be far worse than previously thought.  New research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has found there could be up to a million times more pieces of plastic in the ocean than previously estimated. As reported in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters, the researchers estimate the ocean is contaminated by 8.3 million pieces of microplastics per cubic meter of water, while previous …

I Got the Call at 6pm, Left My Kids With My Husband and Drove to Her House With My Socks Crammed into Birkenstocks: Mom Urges Friends to Just Show Up for Each Other

ShareTweetPin Once upon a time I was in my early twenties, no children, a job I could leave at work for the most part, a full night’s sleep and a partridge in a pear tree. When a friend would have a baby or someone got really sick I would show up with my arms loaded full of home baked goodies, thoughtful cards, meals to their exact liking and honestly I really thought this is what service to the people in my life should look like. Then I had my first baby. Then another, this time the first one was only two and the second had colic. It was the hardest transition of my life. During this period, I completely stopped …