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HARRY’S NEW DIRECTION

The meticulously planned debut of the single at 8am on Friday will kick off an Adele-style campaign to establish Harry as the world’s biggest male star. The superfan of David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney wants to be taken seriously as a songwriter and musician – and will distance himself from the teen pop direction of his former band. A source close to the star tells me: “Harry isn’t a typical popstar. This is an art rock project – and he wants to let the music do the talking.” Harry has spent months secretly ensuring that the music has a timeless quality reminiscent of Bowie and Prince at their peaks in the 70s and 80s.

He has rejected the current move towards dance music and his first release will, in fact, run to five minutes long. The song is so shrouded in secrecy that it is on just two iPods, which have no internet connection to stop hackers leaking the tune. Many who have listened to the song have been asked to sign legally binding non-disclosure agreements. Quietly determined Harry has been very personally involved in every aspect of the music, which has been produced by Jeff Bhasker who was behind the international smash hit Uptown Funk. My source adds: “Harry has written the songs and the meanings are very personal to him, based on his life. He has also been playing the guitar and the piano as well. He’s a very modest guy, but it was important to him that this music represented him totally.

Access to Harry is going to be severely limited during the international campaign. The headline-grabbing star is desperate to avoid discussion of his personal life, especially romances with celebs such as Taylor Swift, Kendall Jenner and Caroline Flack. And he also wants to avoid any discussion about his relationship with his 1D band members, who he has seen just a handful of times in the year-and-a-half since the split.

Harry has agreed to appear on BBC1 favourite Graham Norton – but he will only perform and not join the other A-listers on the sofa of the hit chat show. 
He’ll also appear on US TV institution Saturday Night Live and give one in-depth interview to his BFF Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1 to coincide with the single release.

The source explains: “Harry doesn’t want to talk about his personal life or be asked constantly about One Direction. It’s not his style. He’s spent his entire life having his every move scrutinised. He doesn’t feel the need to do interviews or the promo circuit. There will be a couple of very big appearances to keep TV and radio on board, but it will be very limited and he’s learnt how to say very little. Harry’s idols are people like Bowie and Jagger. He’s closely studied their careers and that’s the direction he is heading in. He loves the sense of mystery they maintained around them.

Harry’s small team of advisers is led by his manager and close friend Jeff Azoff, the son of music giant and Eagles manager Irving. Also intimately involved are Sony Music Entertainment chief executive Rob Stringer and Sony Music UK chairman Jason Iley – a sign in the importance of Harry’s success to the future of the company. He is being advised on PR by Dawbell, the company that also represents Harry’s close friends and personal mentors James Corden and Gary Barlow. Stringer has said of the project: “We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who’s authentic.”

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As researchers and advocacy groups examine the impact of social media usage on mental health, they are discovering both positives and negatives. While social media fosters community and allows people to connect in ways that are possible only because of the Internet, social media can also come with risks– bullying, harassment, and language of hate. This Tumblr Issue Time discussion brings together panelists from media, advocacy, and healthcare to discuss the relationship between social media and mental health, explore the positive effects it has on community, and examine solutions for how you might mitigate or address some of the negative risks. 

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Comey’s statement was not surprising, but it was nevertheless devastating. To hear the head of the FBI in essence call the president a liar or wide-eyed conspiratorialist is bracing, if not humiliating, for the chief executive. And reflecting on the morning tweet, Trump now seems desperate, childish and vulnerable. He’s been tripped up by his own grandiose lies. At some level he must know it.

Perhaps now Republicans can stop treating the president’s outbursts seriously. They need to call them what they are: Wild lies and accusations designed to distract from the very real investigation into Russian attempts to throw the election his way. In just a few brief lines, Comey eviscerated whatever credibility Trump still had. Whether the intelligence agency will find evidence of collusion remains to be seen. But what we do know is that Trump will not be able to lie his way through this nor distract the public

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Comey’s testimony humiliates Trump

But what we do know is that Trump will not be able to lie his way through this nor distract the public

Except we know that he’ll do precisely this, because not a single sitting member of his party will do anything about it, his base gorges themselves on his lies, and democrats can’t seem to figure out what to do about any of it.

Norway overtakes Denmark to be crowned world's 'happiest country'

Norway has unseated Denmark as happiest country in the world. The Scandinavian nation beat the three-time winner of the title, having previously been ranked fourth.

Denmark dropped to second place as Norway was named the winner for the first time since the United Nations launched the global initiative in 2012.

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The World Happiness Report 2017 ranked countries on six criteria measuring happiness: GDP per capita, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and an absence of corruption in government or the business sector.

“Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government,"Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) that published the report, told Reuters.

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"What works in the Nordic countries is a sense of community and understanding in the common good,” Meik Wiking, chief executive of the Happiness Institute in Copenhagen, said.

Iceland, Switzerland and Finland were also ranked in the top five. The US was 14th on the list, while the UK came in 19th place. Sachs said the US had dropped one place due to rising inequality, distrust and corruption. He said that President Trump’s economic measures were “all aimed at increasing inequality – tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction.”

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Syria, Yemen, Tanzania and Burundi are the least happy of the 155 countries listed in the fifth annual report by the SDSN.

The aim of the report is to provide governments with a tool to improve overall well-being in their country. “I want governments to measure this, discuss it, analyse it and understand when they have been off on the wrong direction,” Sachs said.

World Happiness Report 2017 rankings:

1. Norway
2. Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Switzerland
5. Finland
6. Netherlands
7. Canada
8. New Zealand
9. Australia
10. Sweden
11. Israel
12. Costa Rica
13. Austria
14. United States
15. Ireland
16. Germany
17. Belgium
18. Luxembourg
19. United Kingdom
20. Chile

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British Vogue’s new editor in chief could mean big things for diversity in fashion

  • On Monday morning, British Vogue announced Edward Enninful as the magazine’s new editor in chief.
  • He follows in the footsteps of Alexandra Shulman, who announced her exit back in January after 25 years at her post.

  • “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Edward Enninful, OBE, as editor of British Vogue effective Aug. 1, 2017,” Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International, said in a statement. “Edward is one of the most talented and accomplished fashion editors in the world.” Read more. (4/10/2017 10:22 AM)

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Pictures show Harry Styles dangling in mid-air during new music video shoot
IT’S been 479 days since Britain’s most successful ever boy band One Direction took their final bow. But now the group’s breakout star Harry Styles is preparing for the biggest pop launch of the de…

IT’S been 479 days since Britain’s most successful ever boy band One Direction took their final bow.

But now the group’s breakout star Harry Styles is preparing for the biggest pop launch of the decade with the release of hugely anticipated debut single Sign of the Times.

And these incredible pictures show the 23-year-old intends to make his entrance in the most dramatic of fashions.

Floppy haired heartthrob Harry is winched from a helicopter above remote farmland shoreline in a secret location in Scotland earlier this week.

In fact, everything has been secret about this project…until now.

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Burger-flipping robot replaces humans on first day at work
A burger-flipping robot has just completed its first day on the job at a restaurant in California, replacing humans at the grill.

Flippy has mastered the art of cooking the perfect burger and has just started work at CaliBurger, a fast-food chain.

The robotic kitchen assistant, which its makers say can be installed in just five minutes, is the brainchild of Miso Robotics.

“Much like self-driving vehicles, our system continuously learns from its experiences to improve over time,” said David Zito, chief executive officer of Miso Robotics.

More Flippy robots will be introduced at CaliBurgers next year, with the aim of installing them in 50 of their restaurants worldwide by the end of 2019.

CaliBurger say the benefits include making “food faster, safer and with fewer errors”.

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Trump Clarifies To CEOs: He Is The Best Rich Golfer, Not The Richest Golfer
"I actually said I was the best golfer of all the rich people, to be exact." The distinction is an important one.
By Matthew Zeitlin

Donald Trump isn’t the richest golfer in the world, he made clear to a group of business leaders at the White House Thursday. He’s the best rich golfer.

The President made the clarification during a light-hearted exchange with Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric and one of 24 CEOs who attended the meeting.

“Jeff actually watched me make a hole in one,” Trump said soon after the CEO introduced himself. “Should you tell that story?”

The first rule of business is to never turn down the opportunity to share a golf anecdote, so the General Electric CEO happily obliged.

“We were trying to talk President Trump into doing The Apprentice, that was my assignment when we owned NBC. President Trump goes up to a par three on his course, he looks to the three of us and says ‘you realize, of course that I’m the richest golfer in the world,’” Immelt said. “Then gets a hole in one. I have to say, I’ve seen the magic before.”

The room broke into laughter, as manufacturing CEOs are inclined to do when a humorous golf anecdote is shared.

But the fun didn’t stop there. Trump was in the zone, surrounded by fellow businessmen, and he exchanged good natured small talk with several of them. “Good soup,” he said to Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison.

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In order to try and sell the idea of a dinosaur movie free of any human voices, the staff at work on Disney’s DINOSAUR (2000, Dir. Ralph Zondag & Eric Leighton) put together a five minute proof-of-concept video which they felt demonstrated that you could tell a compelling story about dinosaurs without the need of dialogue or narration.

Disney’s chief executives did not agree.

Somewhat paradoxically​ however they did feel that this five minute clip was strong enough to use as a teaser trailer - if you can call five minutes of footage a teaser - to sell the film to audiences. The footage also, of course, became the opening scene of the movie itself.

It remains the closest thing to what DINOSAUR could have been if the original idea of the film as a voiceless movie had been followed through on.

Eyewitness Nation, we need to target Netflix to get eyewitness picked up. We want you to write and send a physical mail to Netflix Headquarters and address it to Netflix executives listed below.

It can be a short, funny note or a five page letter; just write your love for the show or what it means to you as an LGBT person or an ally. Write how much you want to see it picked up by Netflix, why it would be so fitting with their programming and mail it to the address below to any (or all) of the Netflix executives in the following format:

Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
Reed Hastings (Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Netflix) 
100 Winchester Circle 
Los Gatos, CA 95032 

Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
Kelly Bennett (Chief Marketing Officer) 
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Netflix Corporate Headquarters 
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We have said it before, we will say it again. Fandoms have the power to decide the fate of their shows. As long as we keep fighting we can get Eyewitness back on air for all the lost moments we never got to see, for all the growth and thrill and love a second season would bring. Let’s hang tight and keep making noise!

HARRY'S NEW DIRECTION Dramatic pictures show Harry Styles dangling in mid-air during new music video shoot… as we reveal secrets of debut single

Styles is preparing for the biggest pop launch of the decade with the release of hugely anticipated Sign of the Times

IT’S been 479 days since Britain’s most successful ever boy band One Direction took their final bow.

But now the group’s breakout star Harry Styles is preparing for the biggest pop launch of the decade with the release of hugely anticipated debut single Sign of the Times.

And these incredible pictures show the 23-year-old intends to make his entrance in the most dramatic of fashions.

Floppy haired heartthrob Harry is winched from a helicopter above remote farmland shoreline in a secret location in Scotland earlier this week.

In fact, everything has been secret about this project…until now.

I can reveal the meticulously planned debut of the single at 8am on Friday will kick off an Adele-style campaign to establish Harry as the world’s biggest male star.

The superfan of David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney wants to be taken seriously as a songwriter and musician – and will distance himself from the teen pop direction of his former band.

A source close to the star tells me: “Harry isn’t a typical popstar. This is an art rock project – and he wants to let the music do the talking.”

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Regret - Part 3

Originally posted by nctuhohahyes

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Genre: angst, fluff, slight smut

Pairing: Johnny x Reader, Taeyong x Reader

Word Count: 2.4k

Summary: *REQUESTED* You find out that your boyfriend has been cheating on you and you leave him. Almost a year later, he realizes that he hasn’t quite gotten over you and he tries to get you back.

You ended up calling Taeyong a few weeks later. As soon as the line began to ring, you wanted to hang up. What if he forgot all about you? What if he didn’t even remember your name? More importantly, what if he was already seeing someone? Maybe you should’ve texted him first, you thought, as it continued to ring in your ear.

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Imagine Fili Listening to You Tell a Story to the Company

Originally posted by chuckxavier

   It was a quiet night. Or, well….it would be if it weren’t for the constant chatter and laughter of the Company.  You didn’t mind at all.  Even though you enjoyed a little quiet every now and then, it was comforting to listen to them exchange jokes and stories.  Too much quiet out here in the wilderness could be a little on the scary side. You’d be able to hear wolves and orcs and whatnot in the distance, and to be honest, you’d rather not.  

   You sat near the campfire, rubbing your hands together in an attempt to warm them up a bit.  It was a cold night.  The ground was frosty and the occasional icy wind stung your face. Still, it was much nicer to be sitting by the fire surrounded by friends.

   Fili and Kili returned from a quick scouting mission, both laughing.

   “Nothing to report,” Kili called to Thorin between chuckles.

   Thorin sat quietly by the fire.  He nodded in acknowledgement to his nephews as they took a seat on either side of you. You smiled at Fili, pleased that he sat beside you.  No doubt you had feelings for a certain blonde warrior.

   “Good evening,” Kili and Fili said at the same time.

   “Good evening,” you returned the greeting, smiling.  “Anything new?”

   “No, just the usual,” Kili replied.  “Orcs shrieking in the distance.”

   “At least they’re not here,” you muttered.

   “I don’t know,” Fili contemplated.  “I’m kind of in the mood for a fight.”

   “If you want a fight, look no further,” Kili joked.  “I’ll give you a fight just for saying that.”  You laughed as the brothers reached behind you to punch each other.  But you were also becoming very aware of how Fili placed his hands on your shoulders pulled you out of the way before Kili could swat you with a knapsack.

   “Careful with that. You almost hit her,” Fili scolded his younger brother.

   “Sorry, ________,” Kili told you, but his mischievous grin showed he wasn’t sorry at all.  “Looks like you’ve got a knight in shining armor to protect you.”

   Fili noticed his hands still on your shoulders and released you, leaning over to swat Kili on the back of the head.  You rolled your eyes, but blushed. Their playful banter began to blend in with the general chatter of the others.  Your mind wandered as you thought about the dangers the Company had faced so far.  It made you think about what might be ahead.

   “___________.”

   “Oi, _________!”

   Somone nudged your arm, and your eyes shot up to meet Fili’s warm gaze.  He was smiling softly at you.  “They’re calling for you,” he informed.

   “Oh, sorry,” you shook your head.

   “You’ve been awfully quiet over there.  Everything alright?” Bofur asked.

   You gave him a reassuring smile.  “I’m fine, thank you.  Just thinking is all.”

   “Oh, she’s just thinking…” He chatted with Bombur, Glóin, and Dwalin.  You tipped your head to one side curiously as they exchanged a few whispers.  Bofur turned to you again.  “We were wondering…  We’re always talking n’ sharing the same ol’ stories.  We were hopin’ that you perhaps had a tale.”

   “Tell us a story,” Ori pleaded.

   Kili leaned forward, resting his cheek on the palm of his hand.  “Yes, _________.  Do tell us a story,” he grinned.

   You were a little surprised by the request, but you were also kind of happy.  “I can’t say I have any interesting tales to tell since this is my first adventure,” you confessed.

   “You could tell us about your favorite book, or a fairytale,” Bilbo suggested.

   “That’s an excellent idea,” you told him, grateful for the suggestion.  “Is that okay with the rest of you?  If I tell a fairytale?”

   The others nodded vigorously.  There were a few different fairytales that were commonly told among your people that were your favorites.  One in particular came to mind.  It was about a woman who lived in a tribe and a man who was part of a group of people that invaded the land.  Despite being on opposing sides of a conflict, they meet and fall in love. They meet in secret for some time and learn about each other’s cultures, discovering that their original prejudices about each other were wrong.  So, they decide that they want to try and put an end of the fighting, since they can only be together when the fighting stops.

   “So…let’s see….where do I start?” you wondered aloud, thinking back to the beginning of the story. “Oh, I know.  The tale begins with a young princess of a small tribe…”

   You went on to tell about how the couple met and fell in love, and the growing conflict between the tribe and settlers.  It eventually led to a monumental moment in the story.

   “Just when the tribe chief was about to execute her love, the princess leaped forward and threw herself on him to shield him.  Just in time too!”  You told the story enthusiastically, and the dwarves gasped dramatically as they had become so interested in the story.

   “And then what?” Bofur asked anxiously.

   “She told the chief, her father, that if he was going to kill the man, he’d have to kill her too. You know why?  Because she loved him.”  Your voice softened at those words.  “She managed to convince the chief to stand down.  To stop the fighting.”  

   You glanced at Fili who sat beside you, listening to you tell the story with a gentle smile on his face. You shot him a smile and continued.

   “Both sides realized that there was no need to go to war.”  

   “And they lived happily ever after?” Ori asked in a small voice.

   “Well…” you hesitated, causing the members of the Company to let out shocked gasps.  

   “What?  What happened?”

   “There was still one settler who didn’t want peace.  He was convinced that the tribe was withholding gold from him.  So, he grabbed a bow and arrow and shot at the chief. But the princess’ love saw what was going on.  He knew that if the settler killed the chief, the war would break out.  So, he took the shot.”

   “Did he die?” Bofur asked sadly.  

   “No, no he didn’t,” you replied.  “But he was badly injured.  They didn’t have the medical supplies to take care of him, so he would have to return to his homeland as soon as possible.”

   “What about the settler that tried to shoot the chief?” Glóin questioned.

   “Oh, they definitely arrested him.  There was no way they were happy about him shooting one of their own.”

  Glóin ‘hmph’ed in approval that the settler had been brought to justice.

  “The fighting was over, but now the girl’s love had to go back to where he came from, or else he’d die.”

   “Why doesn’t the princess go with ‘em?” Dwalin asked. 

   “Because she decided that she belonged with her people.”

   “What?”  Kili spoke up.  “They each found the love of their life, and they’re just to let them go?”

   “They kind of had to,” you reply, surprised by his interest.  You had no idea he was such a romantic.  “So, they proclaimed their love for one another, and hoped that they’d meet again someday.”

   The dwarves sat there with their mouths hung open in disbelief.

   “What?”

   “That’s so sad,” Ori mumbled.

   “Hey, it’s okay.  They do end up meeting again.  But that’s another story for another time.”  You told them.  Their expressions seemed to light up again and the chatter resumed.

   “That was a good story, I must say,” Balin told you.  “And you told it so well.  You’re a natural at story-telling.  You’ll have to tell us another one soon.”

   “Thank you,” you replied, smiling.  You glanced over to see Fili still gazing at you warmly.

   “Beautiful story,” he told you quietly.  “The princess reminds me of you.  Kind, selfless, brave.”

   You blushed, but before you could voice a reply, Thorin announced that it was time for the Company to get some sleep.  You sat up on your knees, ready to set up your sleeping mat.  But while the other dwarves were occupied, you stole a quick kiss on Fili’s cheek, leaving him speechless.

(Author’s Note:Yep, the story that reader tells is in fact the Disney Pocahontas.  And there is a reference to Pocahontas II.  Let’s just pretend that it was a fairytale back then.  No copyright intended. I do not own Pocahontas or the gif!)

One female genital mutilation case reported every hour in the UK

A case of female genital mutilation (FGM) is either discovered or treated at a medical appointment in England every hour, according to analysis of NHS statistics by a charity.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 there were 8,656 times when women or girls attended doctors’ surgeries or hospitals and the problem was assessed — the equivalent of one every 61 minutes.

Among those who attended, a case of FGM is newly recorded every 92 minutes on average.

This means a woman or girl has their case recorded by the NHS for the first time, although in many cases they will have been cut some years before but it has not come to the attention of doctors sooner.

The figures come as the world marks the international day of zero tolerance to FGM — a UN-sponsored event to raise awareness of the issue.

Tanya Barron, chief executive of the charity Plan International UK, which analysed the statistics, said: “These figures are once again a reminder of the global prevalence of FGM as we mark international day of zero tolerance today. An estimated 200 million women and girls worldwide are affected.

"Across the UK and around the world, there’s more awareness than ever of the dangers of this practice, and momentum continues to build as we strive to end it once and for all.”

But FGM will only end if it is tackled globally, from the village halls of Mali and Sierra Leone to the classrooms of Britain, she said.

It has been illegal to carry out FGM in the UK since 1985, but there has not been a single successful prosecution. This failure has been branded a “national scandal” by the Home Affairs Select Committee.

And Sarah Champion, shadow secretary of state for women, said until perpetrators are sentenced people will continue to think they can get away with it.

She told the Press Association: “We have had the legislation now for 30 years, but legislation, unless it is embedded in practice, is just a piece of paper.

"Until we get a conviction I don’t think the message is going to go out, loud and plain, that this is child abuse and is unacceptable.”

She said that while the Government has introduced new measures, including an obligation on teachers, medics and social workers to report FGM in children, more must be done.

She added: “The Government has been good at changing legislation, they have brought in mandatory reporting.

"But funding has not gone in a meaningful way to groups working in these communities, talking to people, telling them this is child abuse and this is something they will go to jail for.”

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said: “FGM is a devastating act of violence that no woman or girl should ever have to suffer and the criminals who perpetrate it should be brought to justice.

"This Government has introduced FGM protection orders, a new offence of failing to protect a girl from FGM, a mandatory reporting duty for frontline professionals, new guidance for the police, and lifelong anonymity for victims to encourage them to come forward.

"We are sending a clear message that FGM will not be tolerated, and as part of this I am determined to see the country’s first successful prosecution for FGM.”

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ah yes, capitalism: a gem from the wapo local section

“This company is making millions from America’s broken immigration system”

In exchange for their freedom, immigrants sign contracts promising to pay Libre $420 per month while wearing the company’s GPS devices.

Flores had spent his savings fleeing from gangs in El Salvador, with the hope of joining his wife in Los Angeles. After he surrendered to Border Patrol agents in Texas and asked for asylum, ICE sent him to the Northwest Detention Center, a cavernous facility for detained immigrants in Tacoma, and set his bond at $7,500. But Flores was broke. His wife contacted bail bond companies but they required collateral, such as a car or house, that the couple didn’t have.

Flores turned to Libre, a for-profit company whose name means “free” in Spanish. His wife called the company and paid Libre $2,170 — 20 percent of his bond plus fees. Two days later, Flores said in an interview, a Libre employee was waiting for him as he walked out of the detention center, weeping with joy.

The man drove Flores to a McDonald’s and bought him a Big Mac and a smoothie, he said. Afterward, as they drove to the bus station, the Libre employee pulled into an empty parking lot. The man handed him a packet of documents in English — a language Flores does not speak — and told him in Spanish to sign, Flores recalled. Then, he asked Flores a question.

“Where do you want me to put it?”

“Put what?” Flores remembered answering.

“La pulsera,” the man said, using the Spanish word for bracelet. When Flores suggested his wrist, the man scoffed.

“I don’t think you’re going to want to walk around with this on your arm,” the man said, pulling out a GPS monitoring device the size of a pack of cigarettes with a thick band. As the man strapped the device to Flores’s ankle, he told Flores he had to pay Libre $420 a month.

Flores and his wife were unaware he would have to wear the GPS device, according to a lawsuit the couple filed against Libre last May. They also said they thought the fees would go toward repaying the company for the $7,500 bond. Instead, the money merely compensated Libre for its GPS monitoring services until his immigration case was resolved.

Micheal Donovan, Libre’s co-founder and chief executive, disputed those allegations by former clients. He said the company explains its contracts and doesn’t pressure anyone to sign them. He also denied clients are threatened and said Libre has never returned anyone to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to pay. Although some immigrants also report injuries from the GPS devices, he maintained they are safe and fairly priced.

“I care about our clients,” he said. “It would be awesome to not have to charge them any money, but that’s not really the system we live in.”

Contained within is a list of career path choices for each Zodiac sign.  This list pertains to having the zodiac sign on the 10th house cusp (midheaven) of your birth chart.  These can also work for overall sign dominance in a chart.  Your 2nd house cusp sign can also show areas where you can gain income with these signs for alternate possibilities.



Careers involving the military, protecting and serving
military, soldier. defense department, security
law enforcement, firefighter, emergency medical technician

Careers centering around sports and athletics
sports, competitive sports, coaching, training
athletic director

Careers involving physical force
industrial, construction, factory work, hunting, general labor

Careers involving working with metals
weapon making including design, manufacturing and testing,
engineering, mechanic, butcher (knives), steel worker,
iron worker, machinist, millwright, sheet-metal, welding,
boilermaker

Careers that involve initiative
Generally competitive careers, pioneering careers, business owner, sales



Careers that involve art and creativity
painting, drawing, sculpting, creative writing
advertising design, typographer, book and magazine layout coordinator
website design, blog design, prop design (for plays)
working with stage design, set director, urban planner, architect
floral design, florist, art therapist, glass blowing, mosaics, tattoo artist
working in art gallery or being an art dealer, art auctioneer, art professor
interior decoration

Careers that involve visual arts
digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design
photographer, nature photographer, aerial photographer, wedding photographer

Careers that working with fashion
designing clothes, Jeweler, hair stylist, make up or modeling
buying and selling clothes, jewels, wigs, manacurest

Careers and jobs that involve working with music
dance, singing, opera, music composition
buying, selling, distributing music

Careers dealing with finance and money
banking, loan officer, title officer
administration, accounting

Careers working with sensual pleasure goods
clothes, shoes, seating, bedding, luxuries, perfumes
buying, selling, auctioning, or trading these goods

Careers involving home and gardening
landscape design, grounds keeping, gardening, green houses, flower shops, planet nurseries
interior design, home renovation, home design

Careers involving working with food
chef, pastry chef, pastry design, cupcake designer, restaurant management



Careers involving communication
Mass media, journalism, broadcasting,
radio, TV, telecommunications, announcing
sales, advertising, marketing, public relations,
teaching, acting, stenography
diplomats, politics, advisers

Career involving writing
writing, editing, blogging
copy-writing, secretary work

Career involving language
linguist, speaking, interpreting

Careers involving short distance travel, delivery and transportation
truck driver, cab driver, bus driver
post office, post man, courier



Dealing with the general public and nurturing others
social work , occupational therapist, Human resources, CEO, directors
careers involving medical nurturing at the forefront
being a nurse, therapist, hospital worker or doctor

Working with children, child care, teaching, preschool
nurturing children and taking care of them through pediatrics, babysitter or nanny

Careers with women in mind or feminine products or hygiene
being a midwife, OBGYN, working with and protecting abused women

Career dealing with water or working in a water environment
maritime industry, oceanographer
buying and selling boats, repairing boats, working on a dock, fishing
being in the navy, working in marine or navy engineering

Dealing with cooking and food
like a chef, short order cook, or working in a restaurant in general
catering and setting up social food engagements
working with baking or pastry design
may like to nature others’ lives by being involved with food
dietitian or a clinical dietitian who helps people in hospitals meet their needs

Working with things revolving around history
buying, Selling or Refurbishing Antiques
working as a historian, advocate, researcher, educator

Working with details relating to Home
buying and flipping real estate, selling real estate as an agent
homemaker, maid, butler
home based business



Careers centering around leadership
administration, government and politics, employees of a government service
management of various kinds, motivational speaker, CEO

Careers involving children
teach children, day care, nursery, preschool teacher, baby sitting, pediatrics

Careers involving hobbies, or fun
bring a hobby to their career
work with creative self expression professionally
being a consultant to some capacity

Careers involving Self Expression
art, acting, singing, music,
hairstylist, jeweler, clothes
movies, TV, radio, public personality, publicist

Careers centering gambling and speculation
Gamble professionally, Work in stock/day-trading, forecasting

Careers dealing with sports
play sports for a living, Work with sports in some capacity
be a sports manager, teaching sports



Careers involving detail oriented work
system analyst, archivist, statistician,
tax auditing, research, book keeping, librarian
auditor, financial planing, loan officer
executive assistance, executive director
mathematics, physics, surveying
public education, human resources

Careers involving critique
Film reviewer, music reviewer, art critic

Careers involving writing or use of the hands
editor, graphic design, welding, engineering

Careers centering around health and fitness
nutritionist, natruopathic, education and health research
health care worker, nurse, doctor, dentist, disease control,
environmental health, health advocacy, health education, community health organization
occupational therapist, fitness instructor, personal trainer,

Career working with animals and small pets
vet, vet technician, animal breeder, dog trainer, groomer



Careers that involve art and creativity
painting, drawing, sculpting, creative writing
advertising design, typographer, book and magazine layout coordinator
website design, blog design, prop design (for plays)
working with stage design, set director, urban planner, architect
floral design, florist, art therapist, glass blowing, mosaics, tattoo artist
working in art gallery or being an art dealer, art auctioneer, art professor
interior decoration

Careers that involve visual arts
digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design
photographer, nature photographer, aerial photographer, wedding photographer
desktop publisher,

Careers that working with fashion
designing clothes, Jeweler, hair stylist, make up or Modeling
buying and selling clothes, jewels, wigs

Careers and jobs that involve working with music
dance, singing, opera, music composition
Buying, selling, distributing music

Negotiations, diplomacy, mediation and law career fields
working in public relations, being a go-between, escrow, arbitrator
working in human resources, supervision, moderating
diplomats, consultant
being a Court room specialist, Paralegal who works with clients directly, court writer, A judge

Careers involving customer relations
customer Service, retail specialist, retail management

Working with marriage or relationships couples, or guidance in general
marriage counselor, relationship counselor
wedding design, planning, wedding photographer
guidance counselor, occupation or career therapist



Careers involving digging deep and research
police work, detective, private eye, criminal investigator
chemist, engineer, archaeology, paleontology
pharmacology, science research, military intelligence
information broker, technical writer, recycling researcher

Careers that involve water
fishing, boating, oceanographer, maritime industry, marine biology,
marine scientist, shipping, dock worker

Careers that involve healing
doctor, surgeon, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist
paramedic

careers involving positions of power or control
politics, presidency, prime minister

Careers involving intensity or protecting
security, firefighting, homeland security

Careers involving death
funeral director, coroner, mortician, embalmer, forensics

Careers involving transformation
recycling, Fixing up distressed properties, recycling product designer

Careers involving the taboo
occultist, secret society, astrology, witch, tarot reader
palm reader, alternative healer, psychic

Careers that involve sex
sex therapist, sexual educator, adult film industry

Careers that involve others resources
tax industry, tax collector, auditor
insurance, life insurance, inheritances
bill collection, economist, risk management



Careers involving higher education
teacher, college professor, tutoring
sociolinguistics

Careers involving long distance travel
travel industry, pilot, flight attendant, travel agent
tour guide,

Careers involving foreign culture
diplomat, foreign affairs, international commerce
imports and exports

Careers involving expansive communication
radio broadcasting, television host, salesman,
motivational speaking, promoter, marketing, advertising
interpreter, public relations, administration, comedian

Careers involving religion
theology, priest, preacher, clergy
missionary, minister

Careers involving philosophy
philosopher, working for non-profit organizations, public policy

Careers involving law
Lawyer, judge, paralegal
magistrates

Careers involving the military
soldier, sniper, general

Careers involving publishing
writer, author, publisher
editor

Careers involving animals and nature
animal husbandry, horse jockey
forest ranger, nature

Careers involving sports
athlete, coach, trainer, PE teacher
racing, broadcaster, reporter



Careers of being an authority
boss, management, ceo, chief executive, chairmen
chief economist, adminstrator, team management
entrepreneur, supervisor

Career involving government and politics
government officials, president, mayor
smithsonian instuation, national security agency
central intelligence agency, government accountability office
center for disease control, homeland security, parliament
public defense, criminal prosecution

Careers involving business
business owner, property management, landlords
market research analyst, business operations manager,
bookkeeping, marketing, compliance officer, management anaylst

Careers involving finance
dinancial planing, resource director, accounting
economnist, banking, appraisal, stockbroker

Careers involving history and time
historian, antique dealer, genealogist

Careers involving science and technology
IT, computer consultant, coding
science, researcher, analyst

Careers involving building structure
architect, real estate developer, engineer, contractor
masonry, construction, foreman, site manager, building inspector

Careers involving the Earth
mining, farming, agriculture, horticulture, forest and timber industry
earth science, geology, paleontology, space science, astronomer, geophysics



Careers involving science and technology
computers, IT fields, robotics, technical writer
astronomy, esoteric science, astrology,
physicist, rocket scientist, aeronautics
research scientist, architectural design,
communications, electrician

Careers in innovation and engineering
bio engineering, civil engineering, cryo engineering
material engineer, industrial engineer, safety engineer
environmental engineer, electrical engineer

Careers in politics
congress, government representative, political activist
entrepreneur, political commentator, state legislator
campaign worker, congressional research, public opinion analyst
city manager

Careers in humanitarianism and social reform
social worker, civil rights activist, mediator
aid worker, make a wish foundation, volunteer work
environmental activist, labor relations specialist
consumer advocate

Careers involving groups or teams
consultant work, advisory, performing in a music band, sports team, group project

Careers in creativity
art, music, actor, directing, creative writing
photography, digital art, digital business
Urban development, strategic planning



Careers dealing with creativity
artist, painter, photography, graphic editor
music, writing songs, music industry
creative writing, fantasy novelist, poet
acting, dancing, performing, choreographer
graphic design, video production, video game design
beautician, designer, decorator, stylist

Careers that involve computer visual arts
Digital design, animation, 3d modeler, video game design, special effects design

Careers in hidden places of society and retreat
prisons, hospitals, monasteries, jails, penitentiaries
asylums, mental hospitals, rehabilitation clinics

Careers in spirituality and religion
theology, astrologer, mystic
priest, monk, minister, spiritual counselor

Careers in holistic healing
holistic healer, shaman, energy healer
acupuncture, aromatherapy, homeopathy, naturopathy
herbalist, art therapist, music therapist

Careers that involve working with chemical substance
chemical engineer, chemist, pharmaceuticals,
alcohol, bar-tending

Careers that involve water
fishing, boating, oceanographer, maritime industry, marine biology,
marine scientist, shipping, dock worker

Careers involving helping and serving others
psychologist, therapist, counselor, social work
Masseuse, caretaker, nurse, aid worker, non-profit career
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Career Astrology

Determining your possible career paths and the nature of your career is far more complex than simply looking at the sign on the Midheaven and planets in the 10th. Though these will have the strongest affect, planets aspecting the MC from different house and sign will also influence your career (the 2nd house will tell you how and what will ear. you money and the 6th describes the nature of your work environment and employees).

Here is a list of careers related to each sign and planet.

Signs

Aries/Mars

  • Army Officer
  • Butcher
  • Metal worker
  • Fire-fighter
  • Surgeon
  • Ambulance officer
  • Policeman
  • Racer
  • Test piolet
  • Sales person
  • Boss
  • Self - employed
  • Athlete
  • Boxer
  • Solider
  • Executive
  • Physical therapist
  • Mechanic
  • Gunner
  • Weapons

Nature of career: Independent/Leader/Single/Driven/Direct/Assertive/Passionate/Initiative/Aggressive/Competitive

Taurus/Venus

  • Baker
  • Chef
  • Restaurants/Cafe’s
  • Landscaper
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Builder
  • Estate Agent
  • Singer/Vocalist
  • Jeweller
  • Artist
  • Body Artist
  • Craft-worker
  • Musician
  • Banker
  • Governmental employee
  • Administer
  • Investment broker
  • Financer
  • Office manager
  • Shop owner
  • Wine maker
  • Horticulturalist
  • Clothing/Fashion designer
  • Beautician

Nature of career: slow to materialise/Step by step/Stubborn in changing workplace/predictable and/or reliable routine or products/Endurance/Productivity/Thoroughness/Secure/Fixed

Gemini/Mercury

  • Writer/Author
  • Multi-takser
  • Journalism
  • Public speaker
  • Radio show host
  • Commentator
  • Broadcasting
  • Bookseller/Publisher
  • Magazine/Newspaper/Blog writer
  • Civil engenier
  • Sales representative/Salesman
  • Advertiser
  • Travel agent
  • TV product demonstrator
  • Communication or all forms
  • Mechanic
  • Personal assistent
  • Secretary
  • Show host
  • Entertainer
  • Postman
  • Teacher
  • Public transportation driver
  • Reporter
  • Comedian
  • Artificer/scribe
  • Translator
  • Librarian

Nature of career: Lots of communication involved (through speech, writing, text ect), changes career often/career ideas, structure or products changes often/Multiple career paths/Adaptable career/Superficiality is displayed in the career/Sociable/Witty/Inquisitive  

Cancer/Moon

  • Nursery Nurse
  • Nanny
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Caterer
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Home Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Interior Designer
  • Textile Design
  • Home wear Designer
  • Working from home
  • Family Business
  • Fisherman
  • Sailor
  • Antique Dealer
  • Museum Curator
  • Historian
  • Publican
  • Navy Officer
  • Defence Lawyer
  • Hotels/Hospitality

Nature of career: Nurturing/Women-Children-Babies is a core focus/Caring/Emotionally involved in the career/Vulnerable/Moody/Protective/Touchy/Sensitivity/Intuitive/Gentle

Leo/Sun

  • Actor
  • Leader
  • Enterainer
  • Dancer
  • Television Producer/Presenter
  • Fashion model
  • Celebrity
  • Window Dresser
  • Heating engineer
  • Judge
  • Youth Worker
  • Teacher
  • Working with gold
  • President
  • Managing Director
  • Play therapist
  • Leisure center manger
  • Cardio surgeon
  • Event Planner
  • Hairstylist
  • Radio Host

Nature of career: Get to show off/Leader/Proud/Enthusiasm/Generosity/Playfulness/Dignified/Bold

Virgo/Mercury

  • Health care
  • Dietitian
  • dental hygienist
  • Janitor/Maid/Cleaner
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Personal assistent
  • Accountant
  • Carpenter/Mechanic
  • Analytic
  • Proof Reader
  • Scientist
  • Critic
  • Librarian (along with gemini)
  • Data Processor
  • Management
  • Consultant
  • Yoga teacher
  • Doctor
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Vet
  • Secretary

Nature of career: Practical/Precise/Analytical/Clean and hygienic/Categorising/Service/Efficiency/Perfectionism

Libra/Venus

  • Beauty
  • Music
  • Art
  • Fashion
  • Lawyer
  • Aesthetics
  • Set/Graphic Designer
  • Beautician
  • Shopping assistant
  • Art Dealer
  • Anything in the music industry
  • Model
  • Judge
  • Diplomat
  • Welfare worker
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Dating agency
  • Negotiator
  • Business dealer

Nature of career: Balance/Equality/Harmony/Seeing both side to a situation/Diplomacy/Judgment/Adaption/Working with a partner (Husband/Wife/Business partner)/Superficiality

Scorpio/Pluto (Mars)

  • Doctor
  • Scientist
  • Psychologist
  • Detective
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Surveillance Operator
  • Private Investigator
  • Pathologist
  • Hospice Worker
  • Psychiatrist
  • Research worker
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Undertaker
  • Insurance agent
  • Sex therapy
  • Medical practitioner
  • Sewage Worker
  • Archaeologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Surgeon
  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • Solider
  • FBI agent
  • Sex integrated work
  • Occultist

Nature of career: Secretive/Undercover/Mysterious/Sexual/Powerful/Intense/Transformative/Control

Sagittarius

  • Travel Guide
  • Piolet
  • Stuntman
  • Personal Trainer
  • Athlete
  • Jockey
  • Working with horses
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Tutor
  • Philosopher
  • Guru
  • Lawyer
  • Banker
  • Philanthropist
  • Travel Agent
  • Legislators
  • Gambler
  • Professor
  • Publisher

Nature of career: Adventurous/Questioning/Righteous/Idealistic/Careless/Extravagant/Exaggeration/Expansive/Optimism/Teaching

Capricorn/Saturn

  • Bureaucracy
  • Government
  • Chief executive officer (CEO)
  • Government employee
  • Administrator
  • Politician
  • Law enforcement
  • Entrepreneur
  • Bank manager
  • Teacher
  • Chiropractor
  • Orthopaedic surgeon
  • Dentist
  • Architect
  • Surveyor  
  • Builder
  • Mathematician
  • Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Judge
  • Miner
  • Plumber
  • Gardener
  • Farmer
  • Land/property dealer

Nature of career: Authority/Discipline/Conservation/Caution/Responsibility/Duty/Patient/Hard work

Aquarius/Uranus

  • Scientist
  • Quantum physicist
  • Systems analyst
  • Involved with technology and/or electricity
  • Electronic engineer
  • Social/Charity worker
  • Astronomer/Astrologer
  • Ecological consultant
  • Radiographer
  • Inventor
  • Reformer
  • Computer Programer
  • Electrician

Nature of career: Innovative/Unique/Eccentric/Unusual/Humanitarian/Technical/Group work

Pisces/Neptune

  • Psychic
  • Occult
  • Artist
  • Film maker
  • Musician
  • Dancer
  • Charity worker
  • Hospital work
  • Nurse
  • Working with liquids/gases/poisons
  • Marine/Ocean related work
  • Fishermen
  • Working near the sea/sea themed occupation
  • Rehab councillor
  • Fantasy related
  • Hypnotherapist
  • Preist
  • Healer
  • Tarot Reader
  • Sailor
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Illusionist

Nature of career: Beauty/Psychic/Confusion/Fantasy/Empathy/Spiritual 


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anonymous asked:

I was reading this fic and it was about dan who got coffee and phil was the boss and asked dan to be his fake husband

is it maybe the other way around?

The Proposal (ao3) - Dan Howell is the executive chief of a very known company which deals with publishing best seller books. He is hated but everyone in the office but everyone is too scared of him to say anything, unless they want to get fired. Phil Lester is his assistant. As much as he hates Dan and the way he treats him, Phil keeps quiet because of his dream of becoming an editor. When Dan learns that he might be facing deportation charges because of his expired visa, he convinces Phil to marry him in order for all charges to be dropped. The plan is to get a divorce after a few years but a weekend spent in Phil’s family house might just change both their plans, and the way they think.

- Eliza