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Saying Goodbye to My College Bound Kid

FEED - The Huffington Post - 33 min 57 sec ago
centera href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440950021-8950693-emptynestwords.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440950021-8950693-emptynestwords.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440950021-8950693-emptynestwords-thumb.jpg" width="499" height="280" //abr / /centerbr / br / Over the years I've written many columns on my life with my children.br / A soccer mom's Sundaybr / Is an awful lot like Mondaybr / It's prying and vying and sighing and tryingbr / To get everything donebr / That needs to be donebr / br / I've written about running a household.br / It's loading the dishesbr / And containing the wishesbr / Of husband and children br / And your own unfulfilled dreamsbr / br / Of the importance of just being there.br / It's picking up clutterbr / As you hear them all mutterbr / "Ma, you're blocking the TVbr / Please movebr / So that we can see."br / br / Of the struggle to maintain a home replete with calm and good spirits.br / It's bringing order to chaosbr / And chaos to orderbr / In a never ending battlebr / With boredom and fatiguebr / br / Of the realization that it's tempting to place your relationship with your partner on the back-burner when strife and trouble come-a-calling.br / I laugh at life's ironiesbr / While fighting despairbr / I long for my husbandbr / Even though he's right there br / br / And I acknowledged that at timers there's a difference, a very large difference, between what's printed and what's felt. br / I write to "Keep Coping"br / Instead of just mopingbr / When all I'd like to dobr / Is climb back in bedbr / With a good bookbr / And a box of vanilla fudgebr / br / Over the years I've written many columns on the eve of my sons graduating and moving on -- from pre-school to kindergarten, from grammar school to middle school, from junior high to high school, from high school to college and from college to law school. br / br / The transition that was always the most wrenching for me was their high school graduations. I wasn't the mother at graduation incessantly snapping pictures or craning to capture the perfect moment on video. I was the one immersed in trying to stifle my sobs as I watched my child walks down the aisle to the strains of "Pomp Circumstance."br / And when the kids are so littlebr / It's wishing they'd grow upbr / And when they are olderbr / It's wishing they'd just show upbr / To shed some magic glowbr / On my endless routinebr / br / As June slid into July and July gave way to August, departure day for college loomed in the immediate future. I mused as I cried. And I cried as I mused. And I knew I was not alone.br / br / I know there are many mothers out there that can't believe that beautiful little child they birthed 18 years ago has left the nest for their freshman year at college. And took their heart along with their computer, iPhone, and dorm trappings. I was in that club too.br / br / So, in closing, please note my heartfelt wish: May yours go safely and return often. Mine did. And I am eternally grateful.br / br / emRelate to Iris's postings? Sign up for her newsletter. Go to www.irisruthpastor.com/em p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035424/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b935/sc/14/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b935/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Terrence Howard Tweets He’s Still Attached To Wife Miranda

FEED - The Huffington Post - 34 min 12 sec ago
br / pDespite much drama with his ex-wife Michelle Ghent and talk of him secretly divorcing third wife Mira Pak, Terrence Howard looks to still be linked to Pak./p p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035423/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b937/sc/24/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b937/sc/24/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Predator drones deploy to Latvia

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - 34 min 42 sec ago
The U.S. deployed MQ-1 Predator drones to Latvia for the first time this weekend, the Pentagon announced Monday.br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035590/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676961/s/4973b9f9/sc/23/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Now Everyone's Thinking About Obama Drinking His Own Urine, Thanks To Bear Grylls

FEED - The Huffington Post - 34 min 57 sec ago
div class="embed-asset embed" data-type="embed-asset" data-provider="Embed" data-title=""br / div class="embed-code"span class="js-fivemin-script"/spanscript type="text/javascript"(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519047842height=381width=570sid=577origin=SOLRvideoGroupID=155847relatedNumOfResults=100responsive=falserelatedMode=2relatedBottomHeight=60companionPos=hasCompanion=falseautoStart=falsecolorPallet=%23FFEB00videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919shuffle=0isAP=1pgType=cmsPluginpgTypeId=addToPost-toponVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DLonTimeUpdate=track5min.TC#38;onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL#38;onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "#38;siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "#38;sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();/script/div/divbr / pMany questions arose when NBC announced that President Barack Obama would a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-running-wild_55e4656ae4b0c818f618689b" target="_blank"tape an episode/a#160;of "Running Wild with Bear Grylls" while visiting Alaska this week./pbr / pBut survivalist host Grylls directly addressed one of the more pressing questions about the president's appearance on the reality show: will Obama have to drink his own urine?/pbr / div class="embed-asset embed" data-type="embed-asset" data-provider="Embed" data-title=""br / div class="embed-code"blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"p lang="en" dir="ltr"And no it shouldn#39;t come to this! (I hope!) a href="https://t.co/0RHdDZjg1i"https://t.co/0RHdDZjg1i/a/p#8212; Bear Grylls (@BearGrylls) a href="https://twitter.com/BearGrylls/status/638447320904921088"August 31, 2015/a/blockquotebr / script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"/script/div/divbr / pGrylls tweeted#160;a link to a#160;a href="https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-president-obama-drink-his-own-urine-while-filming-running-wild-bear-grylls-alaska" target="_blank"We The People petition/a#160;calling on Obama drink his own urine while taping the show./pbr / p"If there's one thing we all know about Bear Grylls' techniques, it's that they mostly involve drinking his own urine," says the petition, which needs over 99,000 more signatures by September 30 in order to get a response from the White House. "And so: We ask that Obama do the right thing and drink his own urine during a taping of 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls.' For science. The people demand it."/pbr / br / pActress Michelle Rodriguez recently appeared on "Running Wild" and a href="http://mashable.com/2015/08/12/michelle-rodriguez-urine/" target="_blank"drank her own urine/a, which was used to boil a mouse. If you absolutely must, you can watch that clip below:/pbr / div class="embed-asset embed" data-type="embed-asset" data-provider="Embed" data-title=""br / div class="embed-code"span class="js-fivemin-script"/spanscript type="text/javascript"(function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519003209height=381width=570sid=577origin=SOLRvideoGroupID=155847relatedNumOfResults=100responsive=falserelatedMode=2relatedBottomHeight=60companionPos=hasCompanion=falseautoStart=falsecolorPallet=%23FFEB00videoControlDisplayColor=%23191919shuffle=0isAP=1pgType=cmsPluginpgTypeId=addToPost-toponVideoDataLoaded=track5min.DLonTimeUpdate=track5min.TC#38;onVideoDataLoaded=HPTrack.Vid.DL#38;onTimeUpdate=HPTrack.Vid.TC";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "#38;siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "#38;sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder = document.querySelector(".js-fivemin-script");placeholder.parentElement.replaceChild(script, placeholder);})();/script/div/divbr / pstrongAlso on HuffPost:/strong/pbr / p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035422/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b93b/sc/28/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b93b/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Here's What Obama Likes On His Bagel

FEED - The Huffington Post - 36 min 27 sec ago
pspan style="font-weight: 400;"President Barack Obama gave an /spana href="http://forward.com/news/320091/read-the-transcript-of-forward-editor-in-chiefs-interview-with-barack-obama/#ixzz3kQXFqErw"span style="font-weight: 400;"interview/span/aspan style="font-weight: 400;" to The Forward, a prominent Jewish publication, and while he fielded questions about /spana href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-schumer-iran-deal-critics_55e47cbae4b0c818f618854a"span style="font-weight: 400;"important matters like the Iran nuclear deal/span/aspan style="font-weight: 400;", he also answered a few essential questions about bagels./span/pbr / pspan style="font-weight: 400;"#8220;I was always a big poppy seed guy,#8221; Obama said, when asked about his favorite bagel flavor./span/pbr / br / pIn terms of toppings, he said he prefers #8220;just a schmear.#8221; He then clarified that he thinks #8220;lox and capers [are] okay, but generally just your basic schmear.#8221;/pbr / pspan style="font-weight: 400;"In the interview published Monday, Obama also mourned the /spana href="http://gothamist.com/2015/08/31/obama_bagel_gitmo.php"span style="font-weight: 400;"closing of H #38; H Bagels/span/aspan style="font-weight: 400;", a beloved New York City bagel chain that shuttered its two original locations in 2011 and 2012. He told The Forward that he frequented the store as a student at Columbia University and called its closure #8220;shocking.#8221;/span/pbr / pstrongemAlso on HuffPost:/em/strong/pbr / p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035421/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b943/sc/7/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b943/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/
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5 Easy Steps to Top-Notch Customer Service

FEED - The Huffington Post - 36 min 38 sec ago
Business owners often scramble to find technically competent employees to fill positions, so our desire for a truly customer-friendly workforce can sometimes be put on the back burner. This is a risky move for new businesses or even companies in expansion mode. Building and keeping a team that puts customers first provides a solid foundation for your business and keeps customers coming back again and again.br / br / Providing top-notch customer service isn't really that hard, but even the best of the best need a reminder or coaching now and then. In golf, keeping one "swing thought" in mind during a shot can have great results. Here are five "customer service thoughts" that can help us and our work teams hit a hole-in-one: br / br / strongCheck the body language. /strongbr / br / You've heard all the body language advice before, but it can't be overemphasized. I took my car in for a regular servicing recently. No real problems, just the regular check up. I was greeted, as always, by the service manager who, technically, is extremely professional. He was dressed just right for his role, he was expecting me and called me by name, and he handled the transaction quite efficiently. br / br / You know what is missing every single time I visit? A smile. As good as the overall experience was, his "professional but not friendly" demeanor is what I remember most.br / br / Smile when you greet your customer, and watch the rest of your body language, too. Don't close yourself off by crossing your arms, look your customer in the eye, and help her feel comfortable and welcome. br / br / strongDon't break character when you're "on stage." /strongbr / br / I'm not telling you to be fake or phony, but when we're representing our business, we are "on stage." When I attended training at the Disney Institute in Orlando long ago, one of the most memorable messages I brought back was the importance of "staying in character." For Snow White to break character in a Disney performance or even in Goofy's Kitchen restaurant would be a big no-no. No matter which role we play, when we're at work, we're on stage.br / br / We're also building a brand and our attitude and "performance" impact our business' reputation. Imagine seeing a doctor in scrubs or a firefighter in uniform -- or one of your front-line employees -- behaving badly while they're on duty (or even off-duty yet still in uniform). If they break character, they also risk damaging your brand. Those of us who own a business or are in a leadership role don't even have the luxury of taking off our uniform or name tag. Like it or not, we are our business' brand. Always. br / br / strongSee the Customer's Experience Through to the End. /strongbr / br / Assisting a customer all the way to the end of their experience almost always takes more time and it definitely takes more commitment, but it's also where the cream rises to the top. It means exceeding the customer's expectations, not just meeting them. It's the difference between an employee at Orchard Supply Hardware walking with you to the light bulbs so you find the right one, vs. another store's employee directing you to, "Aisle 9, half way down the aisle, on the top shelf. But I think we're sold out." br / br / I love browsing through a book store, and I don't like asking for help because the search can be as fun as the find. Recently, though, I just couldn't find the book I wanted, so I asked an employee for help. Her plan wasn't to take me to the book (which would have been just fine); her plan was to go find the book herself then bring it to me. Great customer service! (I tagged along anyway, to satisfy my own "need to know.") br / br / In a different kind of business, seeing the experience to the end might mean taking on responsibility that isn't normally your own. My husband owns a small electrical contracting business. For him and his team, it sometimes means more than just installing a new electrical service, it might also mean arranging for inspections that have nothing to do with their electrical work, just to help their customer. br / br / strongRemember Your Internal Customer. /strongbr / br / Another of my favorite customer service principles is to focus on providing stellar internal customer service. It's not just our traditional, external customers that matter, it's the people within our organization, as well. Co-workers, bosses and board members fall in this category, and so do people in other departments or on the front line -- folks who rely on our work in order to help the end user. br / br / Helping employees identify their internal customers (and their internal service providers) is a good first start. For example, a publication editor relies on another person for an article, the person writing the article requires data from a researcher in another department...and the researcher is distracted because human resources hasn't gotten the researcher's payroll error resolved yet. You get the picture, it's a whole line-up of internal customer service opportunities! br / br / strongMostly Importantly: Don't Forget the Emotional Bank Account./strongbr / br / Finally, I always defer to Stephen Covey's concept of the "emotional bank account," discussed in his book emThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People/em. Each of our relationships has an imaginary emotional bank account. When we have a positive interaction with a teammate or a customer, we're making a deposit in the bank account; a negative interaction of course equals a withdrawal. As long as the emotional bank account has a nice, healthy balance, an occasional withdrawal won't jeopardize the alliance. An overdrawn account results in internal glitches and conflicts that, believe me, will eventually impact your external customers. br / br / Just like your financial bank account, never let your emotional bank account go into the red!br / br / Opportunities for providing good customer service surround us every day. These five principles are my favorite, tried and true approaches to building a strong customer service culture. 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Foam Roll Roll it Out

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Whether you're an athlete, weekend warrior, or a sedentary individual, your muscles accrue very uncomfortable adhesions which might be causing your lower back pain and other joint pains. According to Beverly Hills-based orthopedic physician Dr Raj, "The body is surrounded by layers and layers of connective tissue called fascia. When fascia forms adhesions, the muscles are unable to perform at their intended capacity, which prevents normal movement. When this happens, muscles become strong and shortened around the joints while opposing muscle groups become weak and overstretched. This leads to muscle imbalances which ultimately can lead to an injury if not addressed."br / br / Foam rolling was introduced by physical therapists for patients and strength and conditioning coaches to help athletes inhibit overactive muscles. Also known as self myofascial release or SMR, foam rolling offers a mini massage. Foam rolling is an excellent way to increase blood flow throughout the body, improve movement and increase joint range of motion. These benefits can decrease the risk of injury or the progression of an already existing injury. Foam rolling also decreases recovery time between workouts. How? To keep it simple, according to physical therapist from Back 2 Health Slava Shut, "Think of your muscles as having layers of fascia (or webbing) over them. When that fascia gets all intertwined due to poor posture, long periods of sitting or playing heavy sport, the muscles pull the joints in different directions than they are intended leading to altered joint movement and the issues mentioned above. Foam rolling will help break up the altered webbing patterns restoring the fascia to a clean and smooth surface again." Therefore, it is essential to work foam rolling into your daily routine to avoid overactive muscles or muscle imbalances as Slava mentioned.br / br / The following routine includes some foam rolling exercises that should be done for one minute at a time on a daily basis. Using a timer, start foam rolling these areas and feel your muscles release the overuse adhesions that have formed over the years. You might experience a lot of discomfort when you first begin foam rolling. This is normal. Take deep breaths into the discomfort and the pain will dissipate. If you have osteoporosis, please consult your doctor before starting this program.br / br / strongQuads:/strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902483-3095816-quads.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902483-3095816-quads.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902483-3095816-quads-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //aa href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902509-5425067-quads2.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902509-5425067-quads2.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902509-5425067-quads2-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Place the foam roll perpendicular to your body on the front of your legs. On your forearms, roll the roller the entire length of your quads from the hips to right above your knee. For a deeper massage, bend both knees while you roll. Avoid overarching your lower back. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZJh3LLqlIk" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strongIT Band: /strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902612-282038-ITband.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902612-282038-ITband.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902612-282038-ITband-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //aa href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902637-4382438-ITband2.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902637-4382438-ITband2.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902637-4382438-ITband2-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / The IT band is the band of fascia on the outside of your leg. Lying perpendicular to the roller on your side, place one leg on top of the other or use the top leg as a kickstand to take pressure off the IT band if it's too intense. Use your forearm to roll you up and down from your hip to right above your knee. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC18DC3N-cA" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strongPiriformis:/strong br / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902699-2907456-glutes.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902699-2907456-glutes.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902699-2907456-glutes-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / This muscle is deep to your glutes. Sit on the foam roller and cross your right leg over your left quad (avoid crossing over the knee). Tilt your weight onto the right hip and roll back and forth to hit the piriformis, while balancing your right hand on the ground. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_fZR7LYgEw" target="_hplink"HERE./abr / br / strongCalves: /strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902751-2935950-calves.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902751-2935950-calves.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902751-2935950-calves-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Sit down, placing the foam roller perpendicular to one calf (lower part of your leg). Using the other leg to move you with your foot on the floor, roll the foam roller along the length of the calf. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBPX-GIzkp0" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strongHamstrings:/strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902802-3201789-hamstrings.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902802-3201789-hamstrings.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902802-3201789-hamstrings-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Sit down on the floor and extend your legs out in front of you. Position the foam roller perpendicular to your hamstrings, the back of your leg. Lift yourself up with your fists or palms and remaining mindful of your shoulder placement, roll back and forth the length of your hamstrings or back of your legs. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeFXKtBZ9r0" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strongInner Thighs (Adductors): /strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902860-420481-adductors.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902860-420481-adductors.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902860-420481-adductors-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Your adductors are your inner thighs. Lay down on your stomach with one leg abducted or out to the side with a bend in your knee. Position the foam roller perpendicular to the extended leg and lift yourself onto the roller until you can roll the length of the adductors towards your groin area, down to above your knee. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofCfrzPh1sU" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strongBack: /strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902944-9638993-backstretch.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902944-9638993-backstretch.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902944-9638993-backstretch-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Lay on the foam roller perpendicular to your back and lift your hips up a foot. With your hands cradling your neck for support, use the strength of your legs to roll yourself on the foam roller to relax the muscles that surround the spine. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbvxTA2L9y8" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / strong90/90 Stretch:/strongbr / a href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902983-4704725-9090.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440902983-4704725-9090.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440902983-4704725-9090-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //aa href="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440903010-9973043-9090b.jpg"img alt="2015-08-30-1440903010-9973043-9090b.jpg" src="http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-08-30-1440903010-9973043-9090b-thumb.jpg" width="408" height="306" //abr / Lying on the foam roller with your spine along the length of the roller, place your arms out to the side like cactus arms and feel the stretch through your chest. You can even activate the stretch by reaching your arms overhead to work your pecs, shoulders, and back muscles through their range of motion. To watch the video demonstration, click a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqy3MXnJ0dU" target="_hplink"HERE/a.br / br / emPhoto and Video Credits: Ron Smith/em p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035419/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b948/sc/14/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b948/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/
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10 Topics to Educate the NFL, its Players and Coaches

FEED - The Huffington Post - 38 min 6 sec ago
Recently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pro football team announced it created "Red", a new program designed to educate women on the game. It was widely criticized in the press as condescending to women, who now make up an a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/women-are-pro-footballs-most-important-market-will-they-forgive-the-nfl/2014/09/12/d5ba8874-3a7f-11e4-9c9f-ebb47272e40e_story.html" target="_hplink"estimated 45 percent/a of the NFL's fan base. br / br / Rather than educate woman on the rules of the game (such as what a play clock is), there are plenty of topics worth teaching the coaches, teams and players in the NFL before the start of the 2015-2016 season.br / br / Here are 10 ideas for "other" continuing education programs:br / br / strong1. Punching Techniques /strong-- During training camp, NY Jets reserve linebacker Ik Enemkpali a href="http://nypost.com/2015/08/11/jets-qb-geno-smith-breaks-jaw-on-sucker-punch-by-teammate/" target="_hplink"sucker punched/a the starting quarterback Geno Smith. Former head coach Rex Ryan may be in Buffalo (where he has since transported Ik to) but it looks like the circus stayed behind at the Meadowlands. br / br / strong2. Text Deletion and Cell Phone Destruction /strong -- New England signal caller and four-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady is taking heat for a href="http://deadspin.com/the-full-story-of-tom-bradys-destroyed-cell-phone-1722190784" target="_hplink"getting rid of his cell phone/a that may or may not have contained alleged text messages relating to "DeflateGate". Perhaps he should have checked with Hillary Clinton for guidance on how to get rid of electronic messages.br / br / strong3. Proper Gun Control /strong-- In 2008, former Giants standout wide receiver Plaxico Burress a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/30/sports/football/30burress.html" target="_hplink"accidentally shot himself/a in the right thigh when a gun in his pocket discharged. He was a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4411373" target="_hplink"charged/a with criminal possession of a gun and reckless endangerment. Then Mayor (for life) Bloomberg, sought to make an example of his actions; subsequently he was sentenced to two years in jail, of which he served 20 months.br / br / strong4. Outsourcing of Fireworks /strong -- Earlier in the summer, another New York Giants player found himself in trouble. Defensive end Jason Pierre Paul injureda href="http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/13203365/jason-pierre-paul-new-york-giants-injures-hands-fireworks-accident" target="_hplink" three fingers/a, and lost his right index finger after setting off fireworks for a 4th of July bash in Miami. This summer, C.J. Wilson, a cornerback for Tampa Bay, also a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2015-07-24/cj-wilson-bucs-fireworks-injury-hand-fingers-retire-step-back" target="_hplink"lost fingers/a when trying to launch his own fireworks. br / br / strong5. Proper Clock Management --/strong Andy Reid may be the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs now but long suffering Philadelphia Eagles fans remember the too-numerous-to-count clock management gaffes, turning surefire victories into defeats after failures to call timeouts or run the right play at the end of a half.br / br / strong6. Celebrations, Part 1/strong -- Bill Grammatica, a former kicker with the Arizona Cardinals,a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/25/bill-gramatica-still-laughs-at-his-own-torn-acl/" target="_hplink" tore his ACL/a when celebrating a field goal that put his team up 3-0 against the Giants. Grammatica ended up on the IR for the 2001-2002 season. Defensive player a href="http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000418019/article/bears-lamarr-houston-tears-acl-while-celebrating" target="_hplink"Lamarr Houston/a of the Chicago Bears seriously injured his knee while rejoicing after a sack during a blowout game, courtesy of the New England Patriots in 2014.br / br / strong7. Celebrations, Part 2 /strong-- After hauling in a big catch and running towards the end zone, then-Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson let go of the football at the 1-yard-line -- as part of a premature celebration against heated rival Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles scored on the next play but that video continues to live on in infamy. (See also: Leon Lett).br / br / strong8. Proper Use of Feet /strong-- Ndamukong Suh, the former Detroit Lions tackle with a reputation for dirty play, aggressively kicked Green Bay Packers guard Evan Dietrich-Smith during a nationally televised game on Thanksgiving in 2012. Audiences wondered if he had picked up a few tricks from seeing the long-running production of STOMP in New York City.br / br / strong9. Proper Names /strong-- In 2008, Chad Johnson, the former fiery Bengals wide receiver, changed his name to Chad Ochocinco, in honor of his number 88. After many on and off field struggles, he reverted back to Johnson in 2013. While in the XFL, Rod Smart changed his last name on his jersey to 'He Hate Me'. When he joined the Eagles in 2001, he dutifully changed his name back to Smart on his NFL jersey.br / br / strong10. Scrambling /strong-- In November of 2012, then-New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez botched a play by running into his own lineman during a game against the New England Patriots. The instantly infamous gaffe become knowna href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAp57G1hLn0" target="_hplink" "butt fumble" /aand later go on to have its own Wikipedia page.br / br / With more attention paid to instructing people on the above topics, less time can be spent explaining to women what that yellow line on the TV is or what the term "offsides'"means. Here's hoping the upcoming highly anticipated NFL season entertains all audiences. p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035418/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b949/sc/35/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b949/sc/35/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Gerrymandering Snafu Puts Proposed Tax Hike In The Hands Of A Single Voter

FEED - The Huffington Post - 38 min 24 sec ago
pBusiness leaders in Columbia, Missouri, are caught in a web of their own spinning Monday, after their attempt to keep citizens from casting ballots on a sales tax measure inadvertently left the proposed tax's fate in the hands of just one voter./pbr / pIn April, supporters of the half-cent sales tax intentionally drew the boundaries of a newly-formed community improvement district to limit the decision to business owners in the area -- a feat only possible if the district contained no registered voters. Under Missouri state law, a href="http://fox2now.com/2015/08/26/1-student-will-vote-on-sales-tax-increase-in-columbia/" target="_blank"if#160;no registered voters live in a district, property owners vote instead/a, reports the AP./pbr / pIndeed, had everything gone to plan, property owners within the CID would have voted sometime this August, likely passing the tax without incident./pbr / pThe only problem? The CID somehow overlooked Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old University of Missouri student who lives in the district -- and happens to be its lone registered voter, a href="http://m.columbiatribune.com/news/local/college-student-would-be-sole-voter-in-cid-sales-tax/article_6702c44b-0243-51f8-861c-1df0b462cd92.html" target="_blank"reports the Columbia Daily Tribune/a./pbr / pThat means Henderson has complete say over whether or not the tax hike is approved./pbr / pa href="http://m.columbiatribune.com/news/local/college-student-would-be-sole-voter-in-cid-sales-tax/article_6702c44b-0243-51f8-861c-1df0b462cd92.html" target="_blank"Henderson told the Daily Tribune she's still#160;deciding/a#160;how she'll vote, but says CID leaders approached her and encouraged her to consider "unregistering" and not voting at all, a tactic she deemed "manipulative."/pbr / pHenderson declined to comment further to The Huffington Post, and the CID did not immediately respond to a request for comment.#160;/pbr / pIt's unclear how the rest of the community feels about the proposed tax, but a href="http://www.columbiatribune.com/opinion/the_tribunes_view/loop/article_d2d36e99-3954-5250-b8f4-f4a487be1e3e.html" target="_blank"in an editorial published last Thursday/a, Daily Tribune Publisher Emeritus Henry J. Waters III endorsed the project, despite the "gerrymandering effort [which] bit them in the behind."/pbr / pH/T#160;a href="http://qz.com/491061/because-of-an-electoral-mishap-a-us-tax-vote-will-be-decided-by-a-single-woman/" target="_blank"Quartz/a/p p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385035417/u/60/f/677045/c/35496/s/4973b94a/sc/7/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677045/s/4973b94a/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Rival surges, ties Trump in Iowa poll

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - 39 min 10 sec ago
For the first time in more than a month, mogul Donald Trump is not leading the field in one of the first four nominating states in the Republican primary, according to a new poll.br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385019299/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/4972a482/sc/7/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676961/s/4972a482/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Sir Ian McKellen says Taylor Swift kicked him out of New York apartment

pActor had been living in property owned by Peter Jackson but singer evicted him when she bought it. ‘That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?’/ppIn an interview with a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/interview-sir-ian-mckellen-i-was-thrown-out-of-taylor-swifts-new-york-apartment/"Gay Star News/a, Sir Ian McKellen has said he was evicted from an apartment by Taylor Swift./ppMcKellen said he was staying at the apartment which was owned by the director of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, in which he played the wizard Gandalf. Swift then purchased it and had him removed./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/aug/31/sir-ian-mckellen-taylor-swift-evicted-apartment-new-york"Continue reading.../a
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Sir Ian McKellen says Taylor Swift kicked him out of New York apartment

FEED - The Guardian - 42 min 1 sec ago
pActor had been living in property owned by Peter Jackson but singer evicted him when she bought it. ‘That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it?’/ppIn an interview with a href="http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/interview-sir-ian-mckellen-i-was-thrown-out-of-taylor-swifts-new-york-apartment/"Gay Star News/a, Sir Ian McKellen has said he was evicted from an apartment by Taylor Swift./ppMcKellen said he was staying at the apartment which was owned by the director of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, in which he played the wizard Gandalf. Swift then purchased it and had him removed./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/aug/31/sir-ian-mckellen-taylor-swift-evicted-apartment-new-york"Continue reading.../abr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385042414/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743257/sc/23/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/49743257/sc/23/mf.gif' border='0'/
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สรุปข่าวเด่น 30 ส.ค. 58

เดลินิวส์ออนไลน์ รวบรวมข่าวสารสำคัญที่กำลังเป็นกระแสร้อนแรง ในสังคมตลอดช่วงวันที่ 31 ส.ค. 58 มาสรุปให้ท่านได้ติดตามดังนี้..
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‘เอมมี่’ เตรียมรับชุดเจ้าสาวที่นิวยอร์ก ราคาเบา ๆ ไม่ได้หรู

ตอนนี้ก็เริ่มเข้าคอร์สเจ้าสาวบ่อยขึ้น เพราะเหลือเวลาอีกไม่ถึง 3 เดือนแล้ว มี่โชคดีที่มีเวดดิ้งแพลนเนอร์เขาก็จะคอยเตือนว่าเวลานี้ต้องทำอะไร ก็พยายามลดน้ำหนัก ดูแลตัวเองมากขึ้น
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9-year-old kicked to death, trial starts

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - 48 min 30 sec ago
The trial in the 2013 kicking death of 9-year-old Omaree Varela is set to begin. CNN's Ana Cabrera joins Brooke Baldwin with the latest updates.br clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238384990994/u/60/f/676961/c/35492/s/49739281/sc/3/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.cnn.com/c/35492/f/676961/s/49739281/sc/3/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Without Sex Ed, Young Tunisians Have To Get By On Their Own

a class="international-story" href="http://www.huffpostmaghreb.com/2015/08/27/sexualite-eduaction-sexue_n_8043810.html?utm_hp_ref=maghreb" data-from="mg"/abr / br / In Tunisia, sex is taboo, and it’s rarely discussed at home or school. The country's pornography industry is flourishing, but when it comes to sex education, Tunisian youth must fend for themselves. br / br / “In my family, we don’t talk about sex. Everyone does their own thing when it comes to dating," said Malek, 24, in an interview with HuffPost Maghreb. He and other young people interviewed in this story declined to provide their last names due to fears that their families wouldn't approve.br / br / "I remember my first sexual encounter; it was with a prostitute," he said. "My friends and I were looking for sex that was easy to find. We all had to pitch in to pay her. I have really bad memories from that experience; it was almost traumatic.” br / br / Malek also confessed that he is addicted to porn. “I live in a more or less open environment, and I’ve had many girlfriends. However, I can’t help but watch porn," he said. “We are the ultimate porn generation: porn is easily accessible, and the result is guaranteed, if I may say so.”br / br / However, Malek said he recognized that pornography distorts reality and simplifies sexual interactions. “It creates hang-ups about performance or penis size. There’s a tendency to imitate what you see, to think that one position or the other is guaranteed to make a woman climax -- when in reality, everything is relative, and it differs from woman to woman,” he said.br / br / Emna, also 24, also confirmed the influence of pornography in Tunisia in the absence of sexual education. “I must admit that sometimes it’s enjoyable. It’s something very intimate that we experience, and it’s nobody else’s business,” she stated. br / br / Yet the lack of sex ed, combined with the violent behavior sometimes modeled in porn, can lead to negative real-life sexual experiences for young Tunisians. br / br / “In Tunisia, we suffer from a lack of sex ed. The only sexual references that men have come from X-rated films, which guide them towards extreme behavior, where women are treated as objects," Emna lamented. "Ultimately, in real-life encounters, we are treated like the objectified women in X-rated films. It’s rare to find men who don’t have that pornographic culture of domination." br / br / “Sexually, you can feel the difference! A little training in Europe wouldn’t hurt, I think,” she added.br / br / Sexual inexperience can be problematic, particularly on honeymoons. Leila, 30, comes from a religious family, and both she and her husband adhere to strict religious practices, so they abstained from sex before marriage. Since she was worn out on the night of her wedding, Leila wanted to postpone their first time. br / br / She was unsuccessful. “At 5 a.m., my husband woke me up abruptly, and insisted that I let him have his way," she recalled. "The problem is that he was really clumsy, even violent, asking me where he should penetrate me. I still hold this as a bad memory."br / br / “The lack of sex ed and the demonization of physical pleasure before marriage creates devastating effects, especially after marriage,” explained psychiatrist and sexologist Hind Elloumi.br / br / Poor sex education can disrupt the sex lives of new couples, contributing to vaginismus (contraction of the vagina in response to physical contact, preventing penetration) for women, or erectile dysfunction for men, Elloumi said.br / br / Yet if these types of sexual dysfunction aren't exclusive to conservative societies, are they really linked to a lack of sex ed?br / br / “If sexual dysfunction exists everywhere, its causes differ, based on the prevailing culture in any given society," Elloumi explained. "Vaginismus, for example, can be the result of a bad experience for a sexually liberated woman, but it is generally the result of being unprepared for sex after marriage” within more conservative societies, she said.br / br / “With the instilled notion of chastity before marriage and the repression of sexual urges, a woman finds herself asked in the span of one night to have a sex life, without being equipped with enough information on the subject -- besides the funny stories she hears from friends and cousins,” Elloumi said.br / br / For men, it’s the fear of not being the best that haunts them. “Porn exacerbates this fear, creating a model in which the man always performs exceptionally well, and where sex always lasts a long time,” she added. br / br / Obsession with sexual performance is a clear issue for men. Noureddine, 30, has never had sex, but he has been in a long-term relationship. He said he's been able to give a woman an orgasm without penetration. br / br / Still, predicting his first time after marriage, Noureddine acknowledged, “With all of my friends’ stories, porn, and the state of anxiety I’ll be in, I will most probably be quite bad.”br / br / While parents do not dare to talk to their children about sex, Tunisian education also fails to fill this role. It’s often up to secondary or high school science teachers to take on the task. br / br / A lack of sex ed, the influence of pornography, and young men and women’s fears of their families also complicates the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. The Tunisian Association to Combat Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS is working to address the issue.br / br / “We try to perform preventative work, and to reach the highest number of high school or university students possible, but it’s still insufficient. In two hours, you are only able to supply the most foundational, basic information,” Program Manager Issam Gritli told HuffPost Maghreb.br / br / “We are facing people who have trouble going to a pharmacy to buy condoms out of fear that they may run into someone they know, or that their mother will find out,” Gritli said.br / br / In a society where sex remains linked to marriage and reproduction, birth control is often frowned upon. “Some people accuse us of encouraging extramarital sex by distributing condoms; meanwhile, they do nothing to acknowledge the situation,” Gritli added. br / br / iThis a href="http://www.huffpostmaghreb.com/2015/08/27/sexualite-eduaction-sexue_n_8043810.html?utm_hp_ref=maghreb" target="_hplink"post first appeared on HuffPost Maghreb/a and was translated from French into English./i br / p-- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our a href='http://www.huffingtonpost.com/terms.html/'terms./a It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website./pbr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385026795/u/60/f/677102/c/35496/s/4973fc15/sc/14/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/c/35496/f/677102/s/4973fc15/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/
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Rio 2016 medal hopes grow after young GB stars shine in Beijing

• Performance director Neil Black believes targets will be met in Brazilbr /• Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith among Olympic medal prospectspNeil Black has high hopes for the Rio Olympics after a host of younger British athletes proved they were “going global” and have genuine medal potential next summer./ppThe British Athletics performance director named the hammer throwers Sophie Hitchen and Nick Miller and the middle-distance runners Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Laura Muir among those “ready to make the step up” in Rio and at the London 2017 world championships./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/31/team-gb-rio-2016-medal-hopes-athletics"Continue reading.../a
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Rio 2016 medal hopes grow after young GB stars shine in Beijing

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• Performance director Neil Black believes targets will be met in Brazilbr /• Zharnel Hughes and Dina Asher-Smith among Olympic medal prospectspNeil Black has high hopes for the Rio Olympics after a host of younger British athletes proved they were “going global” and have genuine medal potential next summer./ppThe British Athletics performance director named the hammer throwers Sophie Hitchen and Nick Miller and the middle-distance runners Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Laura Muir among those “ready to make the step up” in Rio and at the London 2017 world championships./p a href="http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/aug/31/team-gb-rio-2016-medal-hopes-athletics"Continue reading.../abr clear='all'/br/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/a2.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/ach.htm"img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/ach.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/a2t.img" border="0"/img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/238385042413/u/60/f/663828/c/34708/s/49743255/sc/35/a2t2.img" border="0"/img width='1' height='1' src='http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/663828/s/49743255/sc/35/mf.gif' border='0'/
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