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Mishel
AGE: 32
HEIGHT: 5’5
WEIGHT: 125 lbs
STATS: 36C 25 36
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
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Savannah
AGE: 25
HEIGHT: 5’7
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
STATS: 36C 27 32
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Brown
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Serenity
AGE: 23
HEIGHT: 5’5
WEIGHT: 130 lbs
STATS: 36C 27 36
HAIR: Auburn
EYES: Blue
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Alyssa
AGE: 19
HEIGHT: 5’2
WEIGHT: 125 lbs
STATS: 36C 29 36
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Blue
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TatyanaAGE: 27HEIGHT: 5’6WEIGHT: 130 lbsSTATS: 36C 27 36HAIR: Shoulder length Brown and RedEYES: BrownNOTES: Tatyana is an attractive lady with dance experience. New to the area, but experienced. She knows how to have fun, and aims to please! GFE, and DUOS with Alyssa. Be sure to check out Our Duos Page

Vixen
AGE: 20
HEIGHT: 5’7
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
STATS: 36C 27 33HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Gree
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Amber
AGE: 28
HEIGHT: 5’8
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
STATS: 36B 24 34
HAIR: Light Brown
EYES: Blue
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Jersey
AGE: 27
HEIGHT: 5’1
WEIGHT: 130 lbs
STATS: 36B 24 34
HAIR: 36D 29 36
EYES: Hazel
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7 Ways Working In The Sports Industry Made Me Resilient

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For most people on the outside, the sports industry looks like an awesome place to work. There’s always free food and time to hang out with celebrities; you get to watch sports all day long, and there are some pretty chill coworkers.

For anyone who’s worked in the sports industry, this is almost inaccurate.

After working 40- to 80-hour weeks through four years of college in sports, I can say that while it was the most challenging four years of my life, it was also the most rewarding.

I worked everything from stadium operations to marketing to communications. I worked for professional sports teams to small businesses to even spending time at the Olympics.

I may never go back into sports the way I had before, but working so many years in the industry was the best decision I ever made.

The sports industry takes such a heavy toll on a person. Anyone who lasts a lifetime has to have a dear, dying love for sports because no normal soul can possibly undergo the work it requires.

The sports industry is what made me the most resilient person I am.

Low pay taught me to be frugal.

Contrary to belief, the sports industry is not entirely made of money. There are very few people who make the millions of dollars seen on the news, most of those people being owners or athletes.

The most I ever made in sports was $10 an hour, and the rest of my work was minimum wage or no pay. Because of this, I learned to manage money wisely, which eventually allowed me to travel the world.

My bosses also made low wages; the most I had heard of was around $30,000. If you’re planning a career in sports, expect somewhere along that line starting.


Jobs are competitive, which made me work harder.

The job market is tough, but just because I was going for a degree didn’t automatically mean I would land a job. Unlike other industries, I had to be willing to work an extreme amount of hours to even get an unpaid job.

Because of this, my competitiveness in finding work increased, as did my ability to find other jobs. I got to work a lot of cool jobs because I had to severely hustle for them. Speaking of that…


I had to hustle hard.

No one gets hired in the sports industry by just applying. When I did get hired by just applying, it was by luck and good timing. My second job in professional sports happened after the NBA lockout, after they laid off everyone.

My first job in sports I got by literally emailing countless people just to ask for a job. My third job I got by meeting a hiring manager for a professional team.

The connections I made with the Olympics happened by literally flying to the Olympics in London and meeting everyone I could. Sports taught me to network like no other.


Long hours were normal, so an eight-hour workday was nothing.

If I couldn’t survive a 12-hour game day in sports, I wasn’t going to survive at all. In sports, an eight-hour workday was almost unheard of during the season.

I also worked four years in stadium operations, which mean a ton of game days.

I had to be part of the team to make sure 55,000 people were safe. Not an easy job! Now, working an eight-hour day for me is a piece of cake.


The egos were high, which forced me to get along with people.

For some reason, everyone who works in sports thinks they are some big deal (at least a good majority of them). If I wanted to get any work done, I had to either be very confrontational or learn to get along.

Every other industry I’ve worked in has been one or the other, not both.

Because of these egos, I learned pretty quickly how to manage the attitudes of other people. I’m still not great at it, but I’m certainly better at it than I used to be.


I learned how to manage my image.

Sports is all about image, mine or the team. One lesson I learned in sports communications is that I’m either going to try to make someone look good (most of the time) or bad through a story.

This applied to my personal life, as well. I’ve had a lot of people say good things about me and a lot of people spread awful rumors about me.

I’ve been able to take what I’ve learned from sports and apply that to whatever I decide to do. If I can’t manage my own image, I certainly can’t be expected to manage anyone else’s.


I learned how to sell and market anything.

I come from an area where, to be honest, the sports teams are traditionally rough. In sports, there is no way to control the game (the product), making it difficult to market and sell it.

No one wants to buy a losing product. I learned the best techniques to sell and market a losing team, and by doing that, all sales jobs going forward have been simpler.

For anyone looking for a challenge or an interesting story to add to a résumé, I advise you to work in sports. It might be the biggest challenge one can face, but overall, the most rewarding career experience.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/sports/7-ways-working-sports-made-resilient/856918/

Lawsuit Targets The Biggest Education Company You’ve Never Heard Of

A complaint by graduate students at Walden University is shining light on its parent company, Laureate Education. The low-profile business is the world’s largest for-profit college operator.

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In 2001, when Walden University was purchased by what would soon become the world’s largest for-profit college company, the small Minnesota college had just over 2,000 students. By 2010, it had swelled to some 50,000 students across the globe.

The company that took over Walden — and guided it through growth of 2,400% over 10 years — was not Apollo, which owns the University of Phoenix, or any of the other for-profit college giants that are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Walden’s owner is Laureate Education, a private, internationally focused education company that also happens to be the biggest on the planet. It’s a little-known giant that tends to stay out of the public eye, even though its honorary chancellor is Bill Clinton and its investors include private equity giant KKR and financier George Soros.

But a lawsuit, filed last week in a federal court in Maryland, may change that, opening up the workings of an education company that now has some 850,000 students to a rare round of outside scrutiny.

For its vast size, Laurate’s low profile is notable, given the level of attention devoted to the education industry at large in recent years. Laureate stayed out of the spotlight primarily because it’s a private company that barely operates in the United States: It draws the majority of its revenue from Latin America, where it owns 30 schools, many of them in Brazil. It has six schools in the U.S. — the largest of which by far is Walden — 24 in Europe, and 14 in Asia. Bloomberg reported last year, in a rare look at Laureate’s operations, that its revenue topped $4 billion in 2013. Apollo and the University of Phoenix, by comparison, had 250,000 students in 2014 and brought in revenues of about $3 billion.

The new lawsuit, filed by two Walden doctoral and master’s degree students with the intention of creating a large class-action suit, alleges that the school’s rapid growth and focus on profit and marketing have created a dragged-out and misleading dissertation and thesis process, forcing students to spend more money on tuition. Most of Walden’s degrees are graduate-level, so a class-action suit could encompass a significant chunk of the school’s students.

The lawyer filing the suit did not respond to several requests for comment.

In a statement, Walden University said it does not comment on specific legal matters, but noted that “the receipt of a doctoral degree can be a long and rigorous process.” It said it had a “demonstrated track record of low cohort default rates and exceptional career advancement of our graduates.”

The university’s statement is an example of how Walden and Laureate try to distinguish themselves from other American for-profits college operators: by emphasizing their international focus, where they say they are filling a real need for higher-education among a rapidly growing middle class, and the quality of their product.

And for the most part, that has worked. A 2009 Senate report on Walden, which ripped into other for-profit colleges like Phoenix and the soon-to-be-shuttered Everest College, said that Walden’s performance, “measured by student withdrawal and default rates, is perhaps the best of any company examined.”

But the new lawsuit hinges on allegations that other for-profit companies have faced: that rampant growth, high staff turnover, misleading enrollment promises, and a drive for profit all taking their toll on the experience of students.

The process of writing a dissertation or master’s degree, the suit says, is “plagued by lack of institutional oversight and a complete disregard for Walden University’s own policies,” causing students “to spend more money on tuition” than they were initially told.

Laureate was briefly embroiled in another controversy last year, when it tried to acquire a nonprofit American business school, the Thunderbird School of Global Management. The attempt resulted in uproar from Thunderbird alumni, who worried that a for-profit company would hurt the school’s reputation and the value of their degrees. Thunderbird was eventually bought by Arizona State University.

Even in the countries where it has a more significant presence, Laureate has attracted some controversy. Bloomberg reported last year that accreditation had been withdrawn from one of its universities in Chile, and that many students in Brazil saw the company as diluting the quality of the schools it took over.

That hasn’t done much to stem Laureate’s almost-exponential growth internationally — the Maryland-based company has students in 150 countries. Laureate had just 243,000 students in 2007, when it was part of a public company called Sylvan Learning Systems. It was taken private that year by its investors.

It has not shied away from tactics that have landed some other for-profits in trouble, like rapid growth trajectories and high-caliber call centers that cold-call prospective students, encouraging them to enroll, as Bloomberg documented last year. Since going private, the company has made a booming business of buying struggling schools abroad, investing heavily in facilities and marketing, and scaling them up quickly from local institutions into heavyweight universities.

While for-profit colleges have drawn plenty of criticism in the United States, the business are often welcomed with open arms in emerging markets, where educational infrastructure struggles to keep pace with population growth and urbanization. In Brazil, Laureate’s schools have benefited from growing demand for higher education from the country’s swelling middle classes, and limited space and funding in state universities, where quality also varies widely.

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Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mollyhensleyclancy/laureate-lawsuit

21 Emojis Parents Should Start Using

Because an emoji is worth a thousand words.

1. When your toddler won’t stop harassing the cat:

What it means: “You’re going to need to get the cat out from under the bed when you get home.”

2. When you finish doing your teenage boy’s laundry:

What it means: “I have seen things. Things I can’t unsee.”

3. When you get a whiff of your baby’s butt:

What it means: “This one’s your turn.”

4. When you have to break bad news:

What it means: “Your daughter found the scissors.”

5. When you don’t have it in you to cook:

What it means: “Can you pick up takeout?”

6. When you’re taking some “me time”:

What it means: “Keep the kids out of my hair for ten minutes!”

7. When your partner asks how your kid did at the dentist:

What it means: “Braces.”

8. When you’re at your kid’s dance class:

What it means: “Those creepy twins are here again.”

9. When you’re running late:

What it means: “The kid can’t find her shoes.”

10. When your kid has really cheesed you off:

What it means: “Do I have a story for you when you get home.”

11. When the baby is napping:

What it means: “Don’t wake the baby!”

12. When your kid is acting like a little shit:

What it means: “Tell him to shape up or Santa won’t come this year.”

13. When your kids insist on watching Frozen for the thousandth time:

What it means: “It’s happening again.”

14. When the kids are finally asleep:

What it means: “Mommy’s off the clock.”

15. Also, when the kids are finally asleep:

What it means: “What do you say we, you know.”

16. When one of your friends has a baby:

What it means: “She’s here!”

17. When your partner texts to say they’re getting a drink with friends five minutes before they’re due home:

What it means: “Enjoy that drink because it’s your last.”

18. When your kid is doing something cute:

What it means: “Quick! Get a video!”

19. When there’s a kid at the playground sneezing all over everything:

What it means: “Bust out the hand sanitizer.”

20. When you need someone to watch the kids:

What it means: “Is your mom available?”

21. When you think about your family:

What it means: “I love us.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/21-emojis-parents-should-start-using

Guy Dresses As Girl And Walks The Streets Of LA, Still Gets Catcalled

After the Hollaback! video documenting harassment on the streets of New York City went viral, it seems every comedian’s brain began whirring.

YouTube channel Nada Original took its own stab at the concept, showing a man in a wig, sparkly dress and knee-highs strolling around Hollywood for 10 hours.

While the man calls himself a “drag queen,” it’s safe to say he’s pretty much just a dude with a beard wearing women’s clothing.

In a disclaimer that goes along with the clip, Nada Original claims it has “no intentions in disrespect to the original.” I think the team just wanted to see what would happen.

After Funny or Die’s sketch yesterday, it looks like the “10 hours walking” video is the Internet’s new favorite meme. Prepare yourself accordingly.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/drag-queen-walks-los-angeles-video/822116/

The NFL’s Last Great Quarterback Controversy

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Folks in the Bay Area have been saying good-bye to Alex Smith for weeks now, and it came as no surprise for any Niners fan from Modesto to Half Moon Bay to hear that Smith had finally been traded. What was surely the most surprising bit of information was the early word on how much the deal might send back — a 2013 second-round pick and a conditional third-rounder next year — from Kansas City, where Smith will be the No. 1 guy once again under new coach Andy Reid. Colin Kaepernick, who nearly led the team to a historic Super Bowl comeback win three weeks ago, is SF’s undisputed starter for the foreseeable future, unless something unexpected happens.

It was fitting, then, that news of Smith’s inevitable exodus leaked just a couple of news cycles after we learned of Tom Brady’s new contract extension, the one that helps the team stay competitive, gives him a raise, and guarantees that he retires as the greatest New England Patriot of all time and one of the top five quarterbacks in NFL history. And the only reason that sentence doesn’t solely reside in some fantasy world penned by a 13-year-old Mainer writing NFL fanfic until 3 a.m. every night is because something unexpected happened in Foxborough on Sept. 23, 2001. In the same way that Alex Smith lost his starting job this past season to a concussion, New England’s Drew Bledsoe lost his job late that afternoon to a sheared blood vessel in his chest. Tom Brady, an unheralded sixth-round draft pick from Michigan and one-time chubby kid from San Mateo, California, came on in relief and never relinquished his position. Brady went on to lead the team a Super Bowl win that season, never mind the four more appearances (and two wins) that subsequently followed.

There was some middling, healthy debate in San Francisco about whether it was right that Smith lost his position last season through little fault of his own, though fans had seen enough of Smith and been underwhelmed by six-plus seasons of mediocrity. The Patriots faced a much more delicate midseason quarterback controversy in 2001. In many ways, football fans haven’t seen such a great QB battle like Brady/Bledsoe since it occurred. (And no, Tebow/Sanchez in New York doesn’t count. For it to be a great controversy there should be at least one decent quarterback.) Furthermore, there’s a chance we may never see one again that has such far-reaching implications. Because matters shook out the way they did, Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, and some others will be NFL Hall of Famers one day. But it almost never happened that way, and Bostonians were torn for weeks.

As an intern in the Boston Globe’s sports department during the Patriots’ 2001-02 season, I was prone to saving certain section covers that caught my eye. For reasons that escape me even in hindsight, I kept two that pertain to Brady. The first came from the days that followed Drew Bledsoe’s clearance by the team’s medical staff, when Belichick and the rest of the organization had to make the call as to whether Brady, who’d gone a respectable 5-2 since stepping in as the starter, would continue in that role or whether Bledsoe, who’d suffered his “sheared blood vessel” thanks to New York Jets linebacker Mo Lewis, might return as the main man in Foxborough. As you can see from the Globe-conducted polls at the left, public opinion was certainly in Brady’s favor, but the consensus was not unanimous. Belichick, who was still fairly unproven in his own right as a head coach at that point, had to make a decision that, no matter what, would be unpopular with some segment of his team’s fan base.

He stuck with Brady. The following week, the Patriots lost to the team they would later meet (and beat) in the Super Bowl, the St. Louis Rams, and public opinion had started to turn the other way.

I don’t think this is the time to get into a big personnel evaluation, but I don’t see any changes. It was the classic standoffish-and-aloof Belichick that we’ve come to accept over the years, but it was a real, honest-to-God decision he had to make at that time. And the day after the loss to the Rams, the Globe did another poll of fans, even doubling the sample size to nearly 13,000 respondents. Whereas 78 percent of folks picked Brady the week before the game, only 65 percent did so in the wake of that defeat. Public opinion was slipping, a healthy quarterback with a proven track record lay gathering dust on the sideline, and the future of a franchise hung in the balance of whatever course Belichick chose.

Of course, people like then-Globe columnist Ron Borges, just a few years before a plagiarism scandal effectively ended his tenure at the paper, tried to work the concern-trolling beat, implying that Brady’s flash-in-the-pan was fleeting, that the more reliable (read: smarter) option would be to stick with the proven commodity in Bledsoe. Here’s what Borges wrote for this Nov. 20, 2001, sports section you see:

As I recall the argument, Brady is far more mobile than the lead-footed Bledsoe and hence makes things happen in the pocket while avoiding the dreaded sacks that have killed the Patriots’ offense the last two years. Doesn’t that just about sum up the argument for Brady?

Of course, if that’s true, why has Brady been sacked 14 times in the last four games while throwing seven interceptions, which happens to be the same number of touchdown passes he’s thrown during those games?

The allegedly “far more mobile” Brady has been dragged down 22 times in his first eight starts, which projects to 44 sacks in a 16-game season, which is almost exactly the number Bledsoe suffered in 16 games a year ago (45). Mobile? I don’t think so, except perhaps when compared with game film of Bledsoe on the run.

Borges continued, unabated and unconvinced:

In his last four games, Brady has thrown more than half as many interceptions as Bledsoe threw all last season (Bledsoe had 13, Brady has had seven in four weeks after going 162 straight throws without one).

In those four games, Brady has been sacked more than a quarter as often as Bledsoe was all last year (14, which would project to 56, which would be 11 more than Bledsoe).
So what are we talking about here?

More than likely, we’re talking about the unraveling of a young quarterback.

There were other doubters, as well. Boston Herald columnist Michael Gee wrote a flippant, sarcastic take, declaring that Belichick had created “yet another needless quarterback controversy” by standing decisively by Brady. Gee’s conclusion: “If the Pats aren’t at least in the AFC championship game two years from now, Belichick will again be unemployed.”

The Herald beat writers sure did their part, penning the obligatory pro-Bledsoe piece, since no QB controversy is worth its salt unless one of the parties is mad as hell and isn’t going to take this anymore:

A visibly angry Drew Bledsoe said yesterday he “was told” that he’d have an opportunity to compete for the Patriots starting quarterback job once he was cleared by doctors. According to sources close to Bledsoe, that assurance came from coach Bill Belichick.

However, a team source said last night that no promises were given.

Unnamed sources! A “visibly angry” Bledsoe! It’s no wonder even the paper’s gossip mavens weighed in, quoting a source close to Patriots owner Bob Kraft as “Deep Backfield.” (And the accompanying photo of Brady with his arms around two young women at a nightclub? Nice touch.) Even Kevin Mannix, who offered a more nuanced, good-cop take, concluded his piece with an ominous and (it turns out) myopic prediction from an unnamed source:

One general manager was curious about the rationale behind Belichick’s announcement.

“If they’re giving Brady the job because Bledsoe isn’t medically ready to play, it makes sense,” he said. “If they think that Brady gives them a better chance of winning than a healthy Bledsoe, that’s another story.

“If that’s the case, they’re in trouble. It will be a while before they’ll see the playoffs.”

About one of the only measured, insightful takes that followed that loss to the Rams came from Sports Illustrated’s Peter King. Perhaps it’s the healthy distance away from the Boston tabloid bubble, but King nailed the legacy of that Week 10 loss in its immediate wake:

They are two of the most interesting teams in the league — the Rams because anything can happen on the field where they play at any time, the Patriots because of the quarterback controversy (Joe Theismann, how can you sit there with a straight face and say, “There is no quarterback controversy here,” when it’s all the Boston talk shows and columnists are filibustering about?) and because of Bill Belichick’s penchant for giving great quarterbacks a great game and because of the unknown.

And by midnight, the Rams and Patriots hadn’t let anyone down.

[…]

The game, and the weekend, actually illuminated much about the playoff race. The game told us that the Rams, with their last dangerous grass game out of the way, should win NFC home-field, and the Patriots, even at 5-5, should be able to muster up enough wins to go 9-7 and win a wild-card berth.

Sunday also told us the following: … Tom Brady could be a playoff quarterback, and Peyton Manning might not be.

Of course, Belichick made his decision and stuck by Brady. Now, both men will be in the Hall of Fame one day.

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My only thought was, This man is going to die. Brady and the New England Patriots had shocked the sports world, defeated the Greatest Show on Turf with a last-second field goal, and brought a Super Bowl win to Boston, and I was walking along Commonwealth Avenue back to my dorm room. Men, no doubt heavily intoxicated, kept walking into the street to be one with the vehicles. One guy, in particular, thought it fun to skip along the lane dividers and high-five cars’ side-view mirrors as they carefully inched around him.

Boston and the greater New England area was in a state of enhanced delirium and for good reason. Patriots fans had nearly torn themselves apart during the regular season. Sure, the rationalization became easy to stomach as Brady piled up the wins, but Boston was at a weird time then. The city had few star athletes that held undisputed reverence. The Bruins had already said adieu to Ray Bourque, who had to be shipped west to find his championship groove. The collective Red Sox were still second-fiddle to the Yankees, and the Celtics hadn’t made the NBA playoffs in six years. For all these reasons, the Patriots were able to seize on this void and claim a place in the sports landscape they may never relinquish.

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History is written by the victors, and Tom Brady’s collected works, after 11 full seasons and three Super Bowl wins, would make Gibbon blush. He is now the worthy recipient of a contract extension that, despite all the lauding of his generosity and team-first attitude, will actually see him net a nice profit when all is decided. No one denies that he deserves every penny.

Sometimes, though, it’s worth taking a step back and remembering that before the Super Bowls and the supermodel wife, before the endorsements and the endless magazine profiles, there was a time when it almost didn’t happen for Brady. As for Bledsoe, he got his Super Bowl ring, played five more seasons, and still ranks 15th in career TD passes (251), 10th in passing yards (44,611), and 10th in game-winning drives (31). Today, he owns and operates a thriving vineyard in southeast Washington. And the Boston sports media survives, unable to tear itself apart despite all its best efforts.

Almost makes you wonder what Mo Lewis is up to these days.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/erikmalinowski/the-nfls-last-great-quarterback-controversy

15 Reasons Why Staying In And Watching Netflix Is Better Than Going On Vacation

You can see the whole world from your couch.

OMG summer! The time of year when everyone goes on vacation. Sounds great, right?

OMG summer! The time of year when everyone goes on vacation. Sounds great, right?

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WRONG! Going on vacation is a hassle. But staying home and watching Netflix is easy!

WRONG! Going on vacation is a hassle. But staying home and watching Netflix is easy!

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1. Going on a real vacation takes a lot of careful planning.

Going on a real vacation takes a lot of careful planning.

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Here’s how much planning staying in and watching Netflix takes:

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2. Real vacations are super expensive.

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A Netflix vacation is practically free!

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And you can vicariously enjoy the wealth of the rich people on TV!

3. Rushing through airports to catch a flight can be super stressful on a real vacation.

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Everything goes according to YOUR schedule on a Netflix vacation.

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Pause whenever you feel like it, gosh darn it.

4. On a real vacation, you need to worry about packing and then hope like hell that you didn’t forget anything.

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But on a Netflix vacation, the only things you need are a wifi network and a (friend’s) password.

But on a Netflix vacation, the only things you need are a wifi network and a (friend's) password.

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5. Tensions rise when you’re forced to stay in close proximity with your family on a real vacation.

Tensions rise when you're forced to stay in close proximity with your family on a real vacation.

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But your TV family is much funnier, and whenever they have an argument they tend to make up within 22 minutes.

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6. Your friends on a real vacation will give you a hard time if you don’t feel like going to the beach (again.)

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But your TV friends will support you no matter what you do!

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You’re the best, Nick Miller!

7. You’re basically limited to one place when you go on vacation, which can get old after a while.

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But with Netflix you can go anywhere!

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8. On a real vacation you have to deal with the worst kind of people: other tourists.

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Nobody is going to bother you if you’re alone on a Netflix vacation.

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9. On a real vacation you need to stay at hotels that are often expensive or uncomfortable.

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On a Netflix vacation you can just fall asleep in front of television’s warming glow at any time.

On a Netflix vacation you can just fall asleep in front of television's warming glow at any time.

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10. Having terrible weather when you’re on vacation is the worst.

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But weather doesn’t matter when you’re inside marathoning a TV show.

But weather doesn't matter when you're inside marathoning a TV show.

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11. Sometimes you’ll encounter a confusing language barrier on a real vacation.

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Not on Netflix!

Not on Netflix!

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Subtitles to the rescue!

12. People may try to steal from you if you go on an actual vacation.

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The only crime you need to worry about on Netflix is deciding whether or not it’s criminal to spend the whole day watching Netflix!

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(It’s not.)

13. When you go on a real vacation you can be limited to one style of cuisine, and too bad if you don’t like it.

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But on a Netflix vacation you can have food from all over the world from the comfort of your couch!

 

14. You expose yourself to all sorts of diseases and potential food poisoning when you go on a vacation IRL.

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When you stay at home you probably won’t get sick, but if you do you’re already laying on your couch watching Netflix. Hooray!

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15. A real vacation inevitably has to end, forcing you to go back to your normal boring life until you can afford to go on vacation again… which could be a while.

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And you’ll lie to yourself to try to get through the “post-vacation hangover.”

But a Netflix vacation never has to end!

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One more episode! One more episode! Escape reality forever!

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Real World Roundup: Kwiig Gets Role of a Lifetime as Young Lucille Bluth

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A really fucking scary convicted murderer has tried to plot Justin Bieber's assassination and castration via an outside hit man. This guy is serving two life sentences for raping and murdering a 15 year old girl so it makes sense that the Biebs would be his next target. I guess that’s what happens when you hear “Beauty and a Beat” one too many times. Read article>>

Kelly Clarkson is calling out Clive Davis for allegedly lying about her in his memoir. Like any true betch, she does not want to be accused of crying like a fucking nice girl. Davis said she cried in his office because she wanted to make changes to “Since U Been Gone” and he said that's bullshit. Also, he apparently told her that she was a shitty writer who should stick to singing. Way harsh, Tai. Read article>>

Kim Kardashian justifies dressing like a slut while pregant by saying that if she wears loose shit, it simply won't be flattering. I mean, fucking duh. You're pregnant you're not supposed to be wearing body suits. But still, we get it Kim. Way to reinforce the notion that being pregnant is not an excuse to treat your body like a fucking garbage disposal. Read article>>

I'm extremely fucking excited to report that Kristen Wiig will be playing a young Lucille Bluth the new season of Arrested Development. Like actually. Cannot. Wait. Lucille Bluth is like the betchiest mom of all time and we admire her calling her skinny daughter Lindsay out for being slightly to nonexistently overweight. I hope Kristen can handle the role of playing an all time legend. However, to think Kwiig is playing a younger version of anyone…I'm so SURPRISED! Read article>>

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Community Post: Beautiful Golden Retriever Puppies

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This is easily the cutest puppy video on the internet to date. Please add yours below if you can top it. Any contenders would at the very least make this the best post in the world.

2. Proof that none of us have nearly enough love in our lives…

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Magic.

3. More puppies you ask???

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And The Pet Collective are the same people bringing you 24/7 corgis AS WE SPEAK on the #CorgiCam on YouTube…so prepare for puppy overload!

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Rihanna Serves Vocals On New Single “Towards The Sun”

It’ll be featured on the soundtrack for Home.

1. Last year, Rihanna announced she’d be releasing a “concept album” based on DreamWorks’ upcoming animated family film, Home.

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She’s also voicing the main character, Tip.

2. Now, a full year after it was announced, the first taste of the album has made its way online and it’s good! Titled “Towards The Sun,” the song manages the tricky feat of being both family-friendly and distinctly Rihanna.

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3. Also, vocals! In keeping with her other single “FourFiveSeconds,” Rih is singing on “Towards The Sun.”

4. According to a now-defunct Amazon listing, the soundtrack is due out March 17 and is rumored to feature three more new Rihanna songs, as well as new tracks from Charli XCX, Jennifer Lopez, and Kiesza.

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1. “Red Balloon,” Charli XCX
2. “Run to Me,” Clarence Coffee Jr
3. “Dancing In the Dark,” Rihanna
4. “Peaceful Holiday,” James Clark
5. “Boov Death Song,” Jim Parsons
6. “Towards the Sun,” Rihanna
7. “As Real As You And Me,” Rihanna
8. “Deck the Halls,” The Platters
9. “Slushious,” Stargate & Balkan Beat Box
10. “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
11. “Cannonball,” Kiesza
12. “Drop That,” Rihanna
13. “Feel the Light,” Jennifer Lopez

5. Fans are already clamoring for a video and it doesn’t look like they’ll have to wait long — last week, the pop star spent her birthday on a music video set.

7. This will definitely keep the famously ~patient and easy-going~ Navy happy until #R8, right?

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Cuba Releases Photos Of Fidel Castro Meeting With “Cuban Five”

Granma published 13 images of Fidel Castro’s meeting with the five intelligence agents who spent years in prison in the U.S., becoming heroes at home and a major source of friction between the two countries.

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MEXICO CITY — Photographs of Fidel Castro meeting with the five Cuban intelligence agents who until recently were imprisoned in the U.S., becoming national heroes and a major point of contention between the two countries in the process, were published by Granma, the communist party’s official newspaper on Monday.

The 88-year-old former Cuban leader looks animated and engaged in the 13 images, the second batch of photographs of him published in the last month. In the first, which emerged shortly after the most recent bout of death rumors that frequently shadow him, Castro appeared with the student leader at the University of Havana, discussing a wide range of topics that included the Cuban doctors’ fight against Ebola and the cost of food.

Wearing his signature sweatpant ensemble, Castro appears to be listening intently to the five men, who sit around in a circle sipping water and gesturing excitedly. The agents were recently awarded the title of “Heroes of the Republic.”

The agents, whose faces have been plastered throughout Cuba in billboards honoring their work, were arrested in 1998 in Miami by FBI agents for conspiracy to commit espionage. The men had infiltrated exile groups and military installations in Florida at a time when anti-Castro groups were carrying out attacks on the Caribbean island.

“None of the Five Heroes fulfilled their task in search of applause, prize or glory,” said Castro in a letter accompanying the photographs. “They, their wives, their parents, their children, their siblings, and their fellow citizens, we have a legitimate right to feel proud.”

The last three of the “Cuban Five” — two were released earlier after completing their prison sentences — were swapped for Alan Gross, an American contractor who spent four years in prison on accusations of being a spy, in December. The exchange was part of a historic diplomatic breakthrough between the two antagonistic countries.

The meeting between Castro and the five agents took place 73 days after the last of the former prisoners returned to Cuba. Three of them “consumed 15 long years of their youth, breathing in humid air, smelly and disgusting, in the basement of a Yankee prison after being convicted by venal judges,” wrote Castro.

In a letter to students shortly after the deal was announced, Castro said he did not trust U.S. politics, though he added that a peaceful solution to the conflict was everyone’s responsibility.

Upon his release, Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five agents, told Yahoo News that he is a soldier and that he is “ready to receive my next order. I can serve anywhere my country believes I am useful.”

Castro, in his brief letter accompanying the photographs, said he would ask the five former prisoners to invest part of their “enormous prestige” in something that will be of great usefulness to Cuba.

In recent weeks, officials from both countries have met to discuss the re-opening of embassies, environmental protection, human rights, and the removal of Cuba from the U.S.’ state-sponsor of terrorism list.

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