over a 4 year period


Anti-Semitic incidents jumped by 86% in the first quarter of 2017, report finds

  • An annual report from the Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish civil rights group, contains some disturbing revelations: 
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States surged in 2016, and continued to increase dramatically in the first three months of 2017.
  • The ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released Monday, found that anti-Semitic incidents, including assaults, harassment and vandalism, increased by 34% in 2016 over the previous year. 
  • The organization recorded a total of 1,266 incidents in 2016 — nearly 30% of which happened in November and December, the last two months of the year.
  • The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. has only continued to surge in 2017, the report found. In the first quarter of the year, the ADL recorded 541 incidents, marking an 86% increase over the same period last year. Read more (4/24/17 9:20 AM)

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if you carefully and systematically purge all reliance on animal products from every area of your life and remain devout and pure over a period of at least 4 years and at most 12 the URL should appear to you in a dream

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‘Filmed over a period of 4 years in 18 different countries, Tarsem’s The Fall is an unforgettable movie experience. In 1920s Los Angeles, Alexandria (Catinca Untaru), a 5-year-old girl hospitalized from a fall, strikes up an unlikely friendship with Roy, a Hollywood stuntman shattered by a near-fatal movie set accident and his lover’s betrayal. To pass the time, he tells Alexandria the epic story of Governor Odious and the 5 remarkable heroes determined to defeat him – a dazzling world of magic and myth. Only when the line between reality and fantasy begins to dissolve does Alexandria realize how much is truly at stake. Presented by David Fincher (Fight Club) and Spike Jonze (Adaptation), The Fall is an awe-inspiring, cinematic tour de force.’


- Would be like the best dad

- I mean he’s been looking after 12 boys for so long he would know exactly what he is doing 

- You’d probably tell him that you were pregnant when you were both sitting on the sofa cuddling 

- “Honey, so you know how we have always wanted kids? Well, I’m pregnant”

- And he would then stop stroking your hair or your waist or whatever and go completely silent 

- You would then have all of these horrible thoughts that he didn’t want kids or he regretted it 

- But then they would all be erased as he placed a large kiss on the top of your head and whispered “I’m going to be a father, baby, I’m going to be a father" 

- As your baby bump grew Seungcheol’s mantra of “I’m the luckiest person alive to have you as the mother of my child” would become more frequently murmured to you whenever he had the chance

- Cheol would also be the sort of expecting father to film videos of you two together for the baby when it grew up and he would have a labour bag ready since the beginning of your third term

- When you were giving birth he would 100% be by your side, even if he was meant to be working. In Seungcheol’s eyes you and your baby together would be the most important thing to him

- If, however, he was in the army when you went into labour his first priority would be to try and find a time to see you as soon as possible

- Also he would make sure one of the boys and your mother/his mother could be there with you so that you didn’t have to go through the birthing process on your own

- Once the baby was born he would present you with a box of letters that he wrote over a period of 3-4 years when you were together and leading up to the birth of the baby. Each letter would express how important you were to him and each one would give a few reasons about why he loves you

- The first few months as a parent are one of the most difficult times but Coups would make sure that he had read the right material and asked his mother about EVERYTHING that could help make his and your life easier during this time.

- He would be the first to offer to get up when the baby was crying (no matter how tired he was) and he would try to give you some time alone without the baby to take care of yourself (something that you weren’t able to do when pregnant)

- Whether you had one child or four (cheol’s preferable number of children) he would make sure to love all of them equally and spend the right amount of time doting over each of them.

- When he would go away on tour you could be sure that he would bring back toys for the kids and something luxurious for you from the countries he visited.

- There comes that time in every parent’s life when their kid askes them about sex, when they did Cheol would be prepared (as usual), he would sit the kid down and patiently explain to them that babies were created when “mummy and daddy love each other very much and want to show how much their love means to each other”

- The kids would absolutely love him, to them he would be their superhero dad

- He would always be playing games with the kids if he had time, monsters, fairy princesses, pirates and mermaids.  He would play all the games!

- You would be able to come home from work and see them all snuggled up on the sofa, coups with a tiara dangling from his hair and your kids wrapped in blankets on top of him, all exhausted from hours of playing.

- There would always be pictures of his kids and you in his social media and this would prompt the crew from “Return of Super Man” to offer him the chance to appear on the show as a father with your kids

- He would soon become the fan favourite and your kids would be loved by so many people in south korea and he would be so proud

- The first day of nursery (or pre-school or whatever you guys call it) would have Seungcheol drop all work commitments so that he could stand with the other parents and watch his child walk in to school, a huge smile on both of their faces.

- The kid would come back home with drawings and paintings and cheol would always go “ah, it looks like you have your mother’s natural talent”

- If your child ever got bad marks or a bad report, Seungcheol would make sure that they learned that failure is okay as long as you learn from it

- Soon the kid would start getting amazing grades to try to impress Seungcheol and seungcheol would be there like “yup that’s my kid” but he would be SOOOOO proud of them

- To sum it up, Cheol would be the best loving, caring dad ever and he would always feel like the luckiest man alive to have you as his wife.

I ended up writing twice as much as I did for the Mingyu AU… -.-

-Admin Sarang


Yang Xinhai was one of China’s worst serial killers. Over a 4 year period, between 1999 and 2003, he murdered around 67 people, and he was not one to discriminate about who he killed, he would murder men, women and children. He would enter his victims homes and kill everyone inside, using an assortment of methods, including using an axe and meat cleavers. He would also frequently rape any women who were inside before he murdered them.

He claimed that he was motivated by his anger towards society after a girlfriend, who discovered his criminal history, dumped him. His trial lasted only an hour, and he was executed within weeks.


This is a real “video” created from images taken by Hubble over a 4-year period. It shows an outburst of V838 Monocerotis


On this day in music history: September 23, 2003 - “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”, the fifth album by Outkast is released. Produced by André 3000, Big Boi, Carl Mo, Mr. DJ, Cutmaster Swiff and Dojo5, it is recorded at Stankonia Studios in Atlanta, GA and Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles, CA from September 2001 - September 2003. Following the huge critical and commercial success of their previous album “Stankonia” released in 2000, the Atlanta based rap duo take a year long hiatus before reconvening to work on their fifth release. Recorded over a two year period, the 2 CD/4 LP set is technically two separate albums by Big Boi and André 3000 packaged together under the Outkast name. Musically diverse and eclectic throughout, it features a number of guest artists including Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, Norah Jones, Sleepy Brown, Kelis, The Goodie Mob, Li'l Jon, Ludacris, and Rosario Dawson. It receives major critical and commercial acclaim upon its release, spinning off five singles including “Hey Ya!” (#1 Pop, #9 R&B) and “The Way You Move” (#1 Pop, #2 R&B) and “Roses” (#9 Pop, #12 R&B). The album also wins the duo three Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year (becoming only the second rap album in history to do so), and Best Rap Album in 2004. “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” spends five weeks (non-consecutive) at number one on the Billboard Top 200, one week at number one on the R&B album chart, and is certified 11x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, earning a Diamond Certification.

The Price of Nice Nails
Manicurists are routinely underpaid and exploited, and endure ethnic bias and other abuse, The New York Times has found.
By Sarah Maslin Nir

This article is worth a read, but it’s incredibly disturbing. It also completely validates (for me), the way that I approach getting my nails done. 


My mother started having her nails done on a weekly basis when she was in college. At the time, all of her friends smoked, and she didn’t, so she felt that justified spending money on a weekly manicure. 

Fast forward to the mid-1980′s. She had just moved to Cincinnati with my dad and started going to the salon around the corner from our house. There she met Betty. For years, my mom would go see Betty every Saturday, and I would tag along. 

Over the years, Betty moved salons, 4 or 5 times over a period of 20+ years. The interesting thing is my mom, and many of Betty’s other clients, followed her as well. There was (and still is) a group of women who have quite literally seen me and my sister grow up - one Saturday at a time. 

During those two decades, I would have my nails done on a semi-regular basis. It started out as a quick coat of polish when I was younger, and morphed into more of a “full” manicure as I got older. Betty taught me how to take care of my nails, but more importantly she taught me about life. Betty was always the one that I could chat with about school, love, my relationship with my mom and sister. She was never judgmental, but always knew (and knows) just what to say to put life into perspective.  

Even now, years after I’ve moved away, going to see Betty and having my nails done is the one thing that I MUST do when I’m in Cincinnati. Spending that hour with her is a ritual, one that I cherish more every year. 


As soon as I graduated college and made the decision to stay in DC I realized that I had to find a manicurist who I trusted. My relationship with Betty was never going to be replaced, but I was on a mission to find a clean spa or salon with dedicated, well-treated technicians. 

After exhausting many of the convenient options in and around the city, I was lucky enough to find Gina. She was professional, fun and loved to chat and the spa was clean and welcoming to boot. Sure, the manicures were more expensive than Mimosa in Dupont or the small shop near my place on H Street NE - but I was willing to pay extra  for the knowledge that my manicurist was trained, happy and well paid.  

It’s been over five years since I first started seeing Gina on a bi-weekly basis  for a manicure. She is no longer at Bliss, but I have followed her around the city, just like my mom followed Betty. Gina has seen me through a handful of jobs, countless interviews, life events and more - and for that I’m grateful. 


To some, people like Betty and Gina and the women in the New York Times article are just manicurists. Faceless people who you won’t ever see again. I’m here to tell you that they aren’t. These are people with lives and families and dreams.

At the end of the day, spending an extra $5 or $10 is worth the piece of mind that your manicurist is properly trained, licensed and compensated.