What Unusual Forms of Death Are More Common in Your State?

What Unusual Forms of Death Are More Common in Your State?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control just released a rather morbid report about the causes of death in all 50 states. The most common cause of death across the entire country is cancer or heart disease. This particular report just highlights those causes that are particularly common in a given state relative to its frequency in other states. That is to say, there may be only 100 deaths from a particular cause in a particular state but if the state where it is next in commonality only has 50 deaths from that cause than that would be one of the causes of death that this chart put together by the CDC would identify for that state.

Some of the results are not all that surprising to Susan McGalla. For one example, black lung is a disproportionately higher cause of death in coal mining states such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Some causes are somewhat surprising. For instance, in Oregon, Nevada and New Mexico, deaths due to legal intervention are disproportionately higher than in other states. In other words, a higher percentage of people in those states die from run-ins with the law. Texans seem to have a greater chance than any other Americans of dying from tuberculosis, and why that would be is anybodies guess. That is why this information is valuable. By seeing where certain unusual deaths are most prevalent, it may put a spotlight on certain health care needs in certain parts of the country.

Woman Denied Ability To Take Final Exam Due To Skirt Length

Woman Denied Ability To Take Final Exam Due To Skirt Length

According to a close source of mine, Flavio Maluf, an Algeria law student was banned from taking a final exam after the professor disagreed with her choice of outfit. The woman, who remains unnamed was wearing a mini skirt to take her law school final when the professor refused her the right to her exam. According to reports, the supervisor was not pleased that the skirt came above her knees.

According to authorities, the faculty of Algiers requires students to be wearing a “decent outfit” for exam attendance. However the woman was wearing a dress which fell just above her knees. When the dean of students, Mohamed Tahar Hadjar at the university was questioned about the faculty’s decision to not allow the student to sit for the exam, he agreed. According to Hadjar, “Wearing a short skirt is not authorized inside the university.” He then goes on to mention that he agrees with the decision the faulty made since “it’s their job to uphold the rules.”

Students were outraged at the faculty and their choice to deny the woman the option to sit for the exam. As a show of support, many students joined together to create a Facebook page showing their bare legs. Pretty soon, word spread and woman across the university were posting leg “selfies” in support of the woman. The women titled the advocacy page “My dignity is not the length of my skirt.” The originators of the page are encouraging women everywhere to take a stand and show their legs.

Spring Fashions for Just About Anyone

Spring Fashions for Just About Anyone

Spring is a great time to take back control of your look and really spruce up your wardrobe. You will find that putting more effort into what you’re wearing makes it easy for you to feel comfortable during the changing seasons. The best way for you to know what’s really in this spring season is to look around you. This might be looking at other people who are walking around in a mall, the magazines, the clothes being sold in a local store or even just your television screen. These sources will give you a pretty good idea as to what’s in this season and what you might want to invest in buying for yourself.

Keith Mann (hedgefundemployment.com) knows that the right thing to do when looking for a new look is to try it all on for yourself. Certain fashions just don’t fit everyone, so it’s good to find something that is more suited to your body type and is going to be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. You can accomplish this by going into a store and trying on a variety of different clothes to see what you like the best. You will be able to see immediately what is right for you and which look is going to best fit your body type. You will then be able to figure out exactly what is right for you and which types of clothes you would like to wear.

Superhero’s Popular Trend for Directors

Superhero’s Popular Trend for Directors

There are more than 40 different super hero movies that are said to hit the theaters before the year 2020. Everything from Dr. Strange to Dead pool, everyone will have their fix of the DC/Marvel action. One of the biggest fan debates online right now is how eventually there will be a DC vs. Marvel showoff to determine which side is better. Everyone has been doing the comparison and reenactments of which would win, but nothing on the big screen yet. The first of the DC vs. Marvel will be Batman vs Superman. Which more than likely has been talked about for years.
In the near future we can expect to see some high profile superhero deaths and kill-offs. Most of these Famous actors are coming to a close on their contracts and will need to exit the scene. Never the less, bringing the two series together can only help the popularity of the genre. Below are some of the superhero movies we can expect in the next four to five years.
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now in theaters, followed by Ant-Man on July 17 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5 2017, Spider-Man on July 28, 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4 2018, Black Panther on July 6 2018, Captain Marvel on November 2 2018, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3 2019 and Inhumans on July 12, 2019.
This is only a taste of the sweetness that is to come! Bloomberg knows Stephen Murray CCMP Capital would have enjoyed these titles.

Rachel McAdams to Star in True Detective Season 2

Rachel McAdams to Star in True Detective Season 2

True Detective has added another major star in their quest to get the most big names on television. True Detective season 1 starred Woody Harrellson and Matthew McConaughey and the two propelled the show to massive heights and cementing showrunner Nic Pizzolatos role in the television business.

Season 2 is also set to have a number of huge stars including Colin Farrell and Rachel Mcadams.
The show was an unexpected hit for HBO and was prized for both it’s interesting storytelling as well as some of the unique camera shots that were seeded throughout the show. Another interesting thing about True Detective is they are planning to replace the actors after every season.

This opens up the show to a number of actors who otherwise would ignore a television role due to the fact that they do not want to be committed to the show for a long period of time. The fact that they can now star on a huge tv show on HBO without a long term commitment is probably going to change the way that many television executives do business. Regardless, the team at The Aspire feel season 2 of True Detective is shaping up to be one of the most hotly anticipated series in recent television history. With such a stellar cast of actors and some of the best writers in the business it is hard to see where this crew can go wrong. True Detective Season 2 starts in June 2015.

First Senate TPA Vote Gets Stymied by Democrat Filibuster

First Senate TPA Vote Gets Stymied by Democrat Filibuster
On Tuesday, Senate Democrats mounted a successful filibuster of the bill to advance the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill forward. TPA is seen as vital by the Obama administration towards getting the historic Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill passed in congress. Apparently, many of the 12 nations participating in the trade deal will not ratify the treaty until the United States Congress makes it clear they will not be able to filibuster the agreement, amend it, nor draw out the legislative process to enact it. By passing TPA, congress will limit itself to a 60-day window to approve the bill with only a straight up or down vote as their means of voting on it.

Senate GOP leaders and the White House are still confident that the Democrat filibuster is a temporary delay. Even at this time, GOP leaders are working with moderate Democrats on a possibly compromise with a companion bill which would enact sanctions on any nation found manipulating its currency. According to President Obama, his TPP bill has protections in it to safeguard the United States from currency manipulation. This is the practice successfully used by Japan to make US cars expensive for Japan consumers while making their cars cheaper in American markets. That said, the president has not made the major provisions of the trade deal public so that analysts can verify if the trade deal actually protects American manufacturing from currency manipulation. By other accounts, TPP contains no such safeguards for Americans, which surprised Paul Mathieson a little. Still, the GOP is looking to craft a compromise according to The Epoch Times that can break the Democrat cloture vote in the near future.

Boys can Raise the Risk of a Miscarriage

Boys can Raise the Risk of a Miscarriage

A recent study suggests that if your first child is male, you are more likely to experience a miscarriage in subsequent pregnancies. Scientists believe that this could be as a result of an immune reaction that occurs in some mothers that may cause problems in their subsequent pregnancies. This reaction may be as a result of the body of the baby boy secreting proteins that are linked to the male Y chromosome. This causes the body of the mother to form antibodies to fight off the invader.

Scientists add that the reason first pregnancy survives is because by the start of the immune response, the fetus is usually strong enough to fight it off. However, the study suggests that the women’s body can remember what happened, and this makes it start forming the same antibodies early enough during the next pregnancy leading to the miscarriage.

The study was done on close to 200 women who had suffered a miscarriage by researchers from a clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was noted that out of the women who had boys for their first children, only 44 percent were able to have a second baby. This was in comparison to 75 percent of women who had their first child as a girl.

It is, however, important to note that there are also other miscarriage-causes that worries Jason Halpern a bit. This report comes in the backdrop of another report that suggests that miscarriage is on the rise in America.

Bridal Goes Bare

Bridal Goes Bare

Upon picturing a bride, the image in one’s head is that of grace and beauty. Wearing a gown of silk, or maybe chiffon, the American bride dons her white dress to meet the man of her dreams. However, based on a quick look at current bridal trends, it appears as though the pure look of innocence is no longer flying.

The Bridal Fashion Show of New York is famous for showcasing new trends. Famous designers like Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Vera Wang flash their avant-garde looks. The new movement nowadays has been established, and it’s cause for hot debate among the fashion community.

See-through gowns with bare midriffs, cut open backs, and deep v-necks were premiered at the last Bridal Week. For many this may come as a shock, however others who have been watching the changing trend are not surprised. In the heat of TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress show, more people are airing on the side of sexy when choosing their gowns.

Is this change of design cause for fainting, or is it a symbol of feminine empowerment? One thing is for certain, tradition is losing its foothold in the American wedding. Fashion changes so rapidly that one can only speculate where the bridal industry will dare to go next.

Thanks to Bernardo Chua for showing me this scantily-clad news! Here he is on PR News Wire!

Celebrities Exposed for Wasting Water in Drought-Ridden California

Celebrities Exposed for Wasting Water in Drought-Ridden California

As most of the news reading world knows, California is in one their worst droughts in history. Officials have estimated that there will only be about a year’s worth of drinking water left in the reservoirs in the state by the end of this year. Many California residents have been diligent about conserving water wherever they are able. It is common to see lawns turning brown and plants withering. Many people are cutting down on their water consumption by taking shorter showers, forgoing baths, and even demolishing their pools. The cities are even imposing a fine for those found to be wasting water during this drought. A photographer, John Chapple, has decided to take on a new project recently. Chapple has rented a helicopter to fly over the homes of the rich and famous living in California to see, by air, if they are abiding by the regulations for the drought. It turns out, many are not. Neighbor Bruce Karatz has stuck to the watering times on when he was allowed to use water as to not further the drought.

According to the photos by Chapple, some of the greenest lawns in Los Angeles County belonged to Jennifer Lopez, Formula One heiress Petra Stunt, Barbara Streisand, as well as the mega-mansion belonging to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. It appears that some celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Cher are taking the drought seriously. They have replaced all their heavy water plants with succulents that can survive drought-like conditions.

For the aerial shots of the homes, check out the full story on The Daily Mail.

Fall of an Empire?

Fall of an Empire?

In January, the Fox network aired a new series entitled ‘Empire’. This primetime soap opera seemed to be just fans were waiting for. Empire chronicles the life of Lucious Lyon, an ex-street dealer turned family man; or so it seems. Lucious still has connections with his former life and will do whatever he can to hold onto him. The balancing act becomes more difficult as Lucious juggles his jailbird ex-wife being released from prison with training to reign in his three sons. While his family struggles with court dates, paternity drama, mental illness, and the hand of the law, Lucious must do everything he can to hold onto his Empire. Now the makers of the show might being have the same fight to hold on.

James Dondero said there are proceedings in the works brought on by one California man who wants a piece of the Empire. Ron Newt claims that ‘Empire’ is an identical copy to his book and script for his original piece “Bigger than Big”. Malcolm Spellman, Terrence Howard, Danny Strong, Lee Daniels, ‘Empire’, Rupert Murdoch/Fox Broadcasting are all in hot water over the incident. Newt plans to take down each and every one of them. When he was asked what did he see imitated from his book and put into the television show, Newt didn’t hesitate to showcase his seemingly long list. Everything from the style of hats that the shows main female character wears to the type of coats that Lucious wears.

The shows character ‘Cookie’ apparently takes after Newt’s character ‘China Doll’. Newt isn’t backing down easily. The author is suing the Fox team for a combined 1 billion dollars. Proceedings in the next few months will determine if Newt has leverage to proceed to trial.