Michelle Obama To Attend Dedication Ceremony At Whitney Museum

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Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — First Lady Michelle Obama will be in town Thursday.

She’s expected to attend a dedication ceremony at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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The museum has relocated from the Upper East Side to the Meatpacking District. The more than 200,000-square-foot building doubles the museum’s exhibition space.

The museum opens to the public Friday.

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With a Remarkable Display of Transportation Double Dipping, French Civil Servant Earns a Spot in the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame

Originally posted on International Liberty:

Economists generally like competition because it promotes economic efficiency, more prosperity, lower prices, and higher wages.

But some types of competition can be misguided.

For instance, Americans used to dominate membership in the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame.

Now, however, government employees in other nations have risen to the challenge and shown they can be just as spectacularly unproductive and wasteful as their American counterparts.

Maybe even more so.

Consider the doctor for Italy’s government-run healthcare system who only worked 15 days over a nine-year period.

Even more impressive, how about the bureaucrat in India who managed to go 24 years without showing up for work.

Now we have another foreign honoree.

Here are some blurbs from a BBC report about one French bureaucrat who went above and beyond the call of duty.

A top French civil servant has been forced to resign after spending more than €40,000 (£29,000; $44,000)…

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Tips For Reducing Stress

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Originally posted on CBS Philly:

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Exercise is one of the best stress busters out there. When you work out, your body releases natural chemicals that lessen stress and improve your mood.

If you haven’t been exercising much, try walking. You can start with a walk at lunch or after dinner.

Another big step to cut down on stress is cutting down on the caffeine. Caffeine makes many people feel tense, worried or stressed. If you like that cup of coffee, try decaf coffee or tea instead.

Remember, many sodas containe caffeine. So if soda is your drink of choice, switch to a caffeine-free variety.

Finally, consider easy breathing techniques to reduce stress. Simply close your eyes and slowly take a few deep breaths. Try inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Breathe in slowly and count to five, then breathe out on a count…

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Speculation on AJ Lee’s Retirement.

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Originally posted on Team Hellions:

Why did WWE use the word retirement?  Usually when someone leaves the WWE they get a best of luck in future endeavors and are released.  But the wording clearly said retired.  Odd.

Lets theorize:

WWE is pissed and doesn’t want AJ wrestling anywhere else.  No TNA or Ring of Honor or anywhere.

AJ is done as a wrestler and will follow her husband’s footsteps into the Octagon.

Or, as her weird hugs with Bayley lead many to believe, AJ is pregnant.  Her lack of in ring time at WrestleMania helps with this theory.

So what do you think?

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Nostalgia In “It Follows”

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Originally posted on A Constant Visual Feast:

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“Getting older sucks. Oh, sure, it’s a real gas at first; you can stay out later at night the more years you pack on, for one thing, and you find yourself acquiring new privileges even as your responsibilities remain more or less the same (meaning “nil”). Once you’ve edged toward the tail end of teendom, you’ve earned the right to work buy smokes, drive a car, vote in a presidential election, enlist in the military, purchase a car, rent your own apartment, take out loans and, bit by bit, take control of your destiny. Some of these perks are less groovy than others (though undoubtedly there are young’ns who thrill at the idea of being able to join the army without parental consent), but each puts you one step closer to full-fledged self-possession. It’s kind of awesome.” (Via Badass Digest.)

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Lower Moreland Teacher Sentenced To Prison For Sex With Teen Student

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Originally posted on CBS Philly:

By Brad Segall

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A former math teacher from Lower Moreland High School will spend some time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student she was tutoring nearly two years ago.

Judge Garrett Page told Erica Ginnetti he has hope for her and no doubt that she will continue to turn her life around.  But he told her that one bad day because of sexual hunger resulted in harm to two families.

Today, Page sentenced the 35-year-old mother to 3-23 months — the first 30 days in jail and the next 60 on house arrest.

There’s also three years’ probation.

Prosecutor Sophia Polites says this case cried out for jail time because of the abuse of power and betrayal of trust involved.

“She was supposed to be a role model to this boy,” Polites told KYW Newsradio today.  “She was supposed to…

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Harinama in Prague (Album with photos) Srila Prabhupada: Muci…

Originally posted on Dandavats:

Harinama in Prague (Album with photos)
Srila Prabhupada: Muci haya suci haya yadi krsna bhaje. It is said that even a cobbler or person born in the family of a cobbler can be elevated to the position of a brahmana (suci) if he takes to Krishna consciousness. Any person who is purely Krishna conscious and who engages in chanting the Hare Krishna mantra is the purest in the whole universe. (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 4.12.37 Purport)
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Partial Victory For Colorado Democrats On Minimum Wage

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Originally posted on CBS Denver:

DENVER (AP) — A Democratic effort to raise the minimum wage in Colorado notched a partial victory Tuesday when the House voted to allow cities to raise the wage if they wish.

But the Democrats didn’t have enough votes to adopt a ballot measure to ask voters about raising the wage statewide.

The bill allowing local governments to raise the wage passed 34-30 on party lines, with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed.

The second bill required a two-thirds vote because it would potentially change the state constitution. Republicans had enough votes to block the effort.

Even the passage of the local wage hike bill is a temporary win for the Democrats. The bill faces certain doom in the GOP Senate.

Colorado current minimum wage is $8.23 per hour.

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