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Here’s why Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup

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“Writing on Lenny Letter, Alicia said “Women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny, or sexy, or desirable, or perfect. One of the many things I was tired of was the constant judgment of women. The constant stereotyping through every medium that makes us feel like being a normal size is not normal, and heaven forbid if you’re plus-size. Or the constant message that being sexy means being naked.”

“Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn’t put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me.”

It’s great to not wear makeup, but it’s great to wear makeup too, if it makes you happy. If you like how you look with a full face, contour and some serious lashes, you do that, and SLAY. But if you like yourself bare-faced, go forth and slay like that too. You do you.

Alicia finished by saying, ‘I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.’…

She looks beautiful

Source: Here’s why Alicia Keys stopped wearing makeup

The 5 Most Common Checkride Failures For Private Pilots | Boldmethod

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Checkrides can be scary, especially your first one. But there’s good news: a lot of other people have taken them, and you can learn from their mistakes.

Source: The 5 Most Common Checkride Failures For Private Pilots | Boldmethod

1. Weather.  Who loves weather reports and forecasts? Not too many people. Unfortunately, you’ll need to know it all. METARs and TAFs aren’t so bad, but when you start digging into AIRMETs, Winds Aloft forecasts and Area Forecasts, things can get ugly. Need some help getting prepped on weather for your examiner? We can help with this one too.

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How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West’s Secrets – The New York Times

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Julian Assange was in classic didactic form, holding forth on the topic that consumes him — the perfidy of big government and especially of the United States.

Mr. Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, rose to global fame in 2010 for releasing huge caches of highly classified American government communications that exposed the underbelly of its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and its sometimes cynical diplomatic maneuvering around the world. But in a televised interview last September, it was clear that he still had plenty to say about “The World According to US Empire,” the subtitle of his latest book, “The WikiLeaks Files.”

From the cramped confines of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he was granted asylum four years ago amid a legal imbroglio, Mr. Assange proffered a vision of America as superbully: a nation that has achieved imperial power by proclaiming allegiance to principles of human rights while deploying its military-intelligence apparatus in “pincer” formation to “push” countries into doing its bidding, and punishing people like him who dare to speak the truth.

Notably absent from Mr. Assange’s analysis, however, was criticism of another world power, Russia, or its president, Vladimir V. Putin……

Source: How Russia Often Benefits When Julian Assange Reveals the West’s Secrets – The New York Times

Stanford Study Finds Voice Recognition Sofware Types Faster, Better Than Humans — CBS San Francisco

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STANFORD (CBS SF) – For many, using speech recognition on a smartphone has been at times a frustrating experience. Now, researchers at Stanford say the technology has advanced to a point where it is faster and more accurate than typing. Researchers devised an experiment where participants took turns inputting about 100 different phrases, either through…

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EXPERIENCING DIVINITY

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Kerala, God’s Own Country

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Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line – The New York Times

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Think tanks are seen as independent, but their scholars often push donors’ agendas, amplifying a culture of corporate influence in Washington.

Source: Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Line – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — As Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest home builders, pushed ahead with an $8 billion plan to revitalize a barren swath of San Francisco, it found a trusted voice to vouch for its work: the Brookings Institution, the most prestigious think tank in the world.

 “This can become a productive, mutually beneficial relationship,” Bruce Katz, a Brookings vice president, wrote to Lennar in July 2010. The ultimate benefit for Brookings: $400,000 in donations from Lennar’s different divisions…”

Seafair 2016: Boeing Air Show — Aces Flying High

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It has been a busy aviation week in Seattle! I attended the Friday (sunny) and Sunday (from grey skies and low cloud to sunny!) Seafair Boeing Air Show which included the new “Amazon One” Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767-300, a new Boeing 737 MAX, US Army and US Coast Guard helicopters, warbirds from the Flying Heritage Collection and […]

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