Full context from Shams’ latest Athletic piece:
>[Durant] and one-time world champion Irving lifted Brooklyn into super-team status last summer by choosing to join forces there, Irving as a free-agent and Durant through a sign-and trade from Golden State, which failed to get him to stay. Jordan was part of the Durant/Irving package deal, with the three agreeing via a FaceTime call around 4 a.m. on the opening day of free agency to take their services to Brooklyn.
>Durant and Irving never connected with Atkinson and there was a growing belief that they did not have interest in playing for him when this team is whole again next season, sources told The Athletic.
>It was not limited to just Durant and Irving, though. Several other players are also said to have begun disconnecting with Atkinson.
> When the Lakers called the Pistons and expressed an interest in trading for Derrick Rose, the Pistons said 'Hey, we appreciate you calling, but we're not trading him. Dwane Casey likes him. We think he's going to be important for us next year.' He just wasn't available
I’ve talked to hundreds of patients about choosing a method of birth control, and I also teach medical students about evidence-based contraception care. I’m also involved in several Philadelphia-area reproductive health organizations. I frequently write about reproductive health issues for NPR.
Choosing a method of birth control is such an intimate decision. It's also a decision that's about way more than just birth control: It's about sex and relationships and all the baggage that comes along with those topics.
Come with questions about how birth control works, how different methods of contraception function, or anything you’re too embarrassed to ask your doctor. (But truly, there should be no question your doctor will find embarrassing — we are here to help!) Recently, I worked with NPR’s Life Kit podcast on an episode about [how to navigate the many birth control options out there](https://www.npr.org/2020/02/19/807328672/try... keep reading on reddit ➡
I could give a million examples, but one that sticks in mind at the moment is a friend who always spells victim as victem. Even when someone tells her she's wrong.
I was watching the latest episode of Star Trek Picard last night, and there was a moment where a female character (Dr. Jurati) kisses a male character (Cristóbal Rios), and then says "I've never slept with the captain of anything before" and I thought "just because you kissed him, he's automatically going to sleep with you?" This is a common trope in TV shows and movies - men will sleep with any girl who shows the slightest interest in them, as if they have no say, no standards, and no self respect. You almost never see a male character who says they don't want to have sex, and if they do, it's implied that they're gay, they're a virgin, or there's something wrong with them.
" As reported in the New York Times, the department has changed the eligibility criteria for the Rural and Low-Income School Programme, which provides funding for school districts in some of the poorest parts of the country. The change will make it harder for districts to demonstrate their eligibility, meaning hundreds of them will lose tens of thousands of dollars – and in some cases much more."
As I was exploring my Spotify the other day, searching for a podcast that would both pique my interest and give me a case of the heebie jeebies, I came across the podcast called Lore.
This podcast is researched, written, and produced by Aaron Mahnke. He covers interesting yet nearly unexplainable occurrences throughout history, folklore, myths, and other fear inducing stories. Taking his listeners through the myth, the ledgend, and the truth.
I strongly suggest listening to this podcast if you, like me, enjoy those unsolveable, creepy mysteries that plague minds all over the world. A couple of my favorite episodes include but are not limited to:
Episode 6: Echoes This episode explains the fear we have of insane asylums.
Episode 8: The Castle This episode explains the life of America's earliest documented serial killer.
Episode 11: Black Stockings This episode explores the story of a monster believed to kidnap children and adults, and then replacing them with monsters.
Not sure why I feel compelled to post this, but I have a lot of straight guy friends and when they tell me (or I discover) that they’re straight they immediately go into a category in my mind of ‘Unavailable’.
I genuinely like my romantic and sexual partners to be gay men that are comfortable with being gay. I have a few gay friends that seem to specialize in trying to ‘convert’ guys but I have 0 interest in that. It also seems like ALOT of wasted energy.
Thank you for coming to my TED talk, proceed with your day.
In the great debate, who here has a personal story to tell?
Last year in November my girlfriend got a 2018 Honda Accord sport 2.0 for 29k. I told her the car wasn’t worth it and she should just look for something else that was still nice and 10k cheaper. She refused and got it anyways. Now she pays $770 monthly and today she finally showed me her loan info. It’s fucking ridiculous! Can anyone help me figure out how to help her? She Claims she can refinance. I don’t know how they got her this bad. She’s been making her payments on time and all but 24% is insane.. right?! any advice is greatly appreciated.
edit: thanks everyone who shared advice. Greatly appreciated. 💯
For last 3 -4 months I was continuously studying data structures and algorithms cause I need a better job. Currently a support guy which is so dehumanizing that I can't express in words. And all of a sudden I no more feel like studying or coding. I kinda give up looking for job. This sucks. I can't work here and I don't have more energy to fight for a new one.
Sorry if this isn't a place for this kinda post. Just wanted to spew my feeling out. Sorry if this post sucks too.
Edit: I am very thankful to you all guys. Thanks for cheering me up. I wish I could reply each one of you but am overwhelmed with amount of response I got. Yesterday I had a breakdown after silently struggling for so many days. But now am good. I've read each one of your response and am Definitely not giving up on myself untill I find a better job. And for those who are stuck in the same kinda situation as mine don't give up. I know it doesn't feel easy, I understand, but please don't give up. I won't.... keep reading on reddit ➡
So this was inspired by a post on AmItheAsshole. Young woman wins a contest to see kpop band NCT and her boyfriend goes with her and then belittles her for being childish and "fangirling". Then goes on about how he's sure the band was making fun of her after they left, because of course other men must find her ridiculous too.
It got me thinking about how things that have a predominately female fanbase are always seen as childish or stupid while men's interests are totally normal and cool. I mean, have you ever seen how men get about their favorite football players? Or any other sport for that matter? They will fawn over them, buy whatever they endorse, go to games and cheer like crazy, and act exactly like teenage girls at a kpop concert. Yet somehow it's not at all childish when they do it.
Men will memorize every Clint Eastwood movie ever and fanboy like crazy over them, then sneer at women for being excited about any movies. Men will obsess over My Little Pony (literal children... keep reading on reddit ➡
We’re at the Kennedy Space Center RIGHT NOW so he can see his first ever rocket take off. It’s a SpaceX rocket. We’re pretty stoked or whatever. Also, thanks everyone who suggested things in my old post. You genuinely made a difference in his life. He was interested in aerospace engineering before, now he’s genuinely indulged in it. I’m pretty proud to be his mom.
> For Heat fans wondering about DeMarcus Cousins, who was released by the Lakers this week to make room for Markieff Morris, keep in mind that even though the Heat likes Cousins and pursued him last summer, there’s no indication he’s looking to leave Southern California.
> What’s more, The Athletic said Cousins and the Lakers have expressed interest in Cousins resigning with Los Angeles this summer. Last summer, he chose a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Lakers over an offer from Miami.
Almost without fail, every year, I have "battle fatigue" around this exact time and find myself lurking for intel on next year (which, because of Activision's marketing department "leaks" generally begin the first week of April).
It's an endless loop of "next year. next year. next year..." where I enjoy the game, but it hits a wall and wears out come springtime. But this game has unique depth, variety, and everything I've been looking for in a COD Title for a very long time. From top to bottom (even the campaign was memorable in the COD canon), MW has done a good job this year - even if there are a few bugs and glitches they should fix.
Modern Warfare has done a great job refreshing playlists, adding new content/modes, and the level of customization and things to do/variety of modes (not even to speak of BR coming soon) is genuinely awesome. The shelf life of this game is incredible in my opinion and I hope they keep it up.
Some people get frustrated about glitches or removing 24/... keep reading on reddit ➡
I'm a lifelong video game fan, but at age 30 I found myself not really having "fun" when playing video games. I buy games, play them for an hour or two and feel uncompelled to continue further. Last night I bought Astral Chain since hearing good things and can confirm.... THIS GAME GO HARD!!! It's legtimately fun. Arcadey and fun!
Wanted to make a thread to see other's thoughts on the game and find if anyone else found it be a splash of fresh air.
I seriously don't get it. Do they think they are electing an absolute monarch? Do they prefer grandstanding over actual, achievable political change?
They are just so brainwashed by the echo chambers of /r/politics, is there any way we could reach out to these low information voters and teach them how the US government works?
Let me save you a click and from having to watch a stupid video to get the information: need a total saved of $3,333,333 by retirement.
I was rewatching when Tyler1 and Imaqtpie faced off with team NXT and team WWE when I decided to check all the players op.ggs to see if any of them have played this season and it turns out that Cesaro has. We could have another Rick Fox on our hands.
A guest was confused about why we charge a resort fee. After explaining it to him we had this convo,
Guest: so how would you feel if a grocery said that there's a fee to shop there? You'd be pretty upset, huh?
Me: I'm pretty sure that's what Costco does. But I understand what you mean.
He changed the subject after that. He ended up being a nice man so I gave him a free upgrade for not getting mad at me.
I’m 18 and and last year I had 50 cents in my savings account, I wanted to change that as school is very expensive (rip). The second I turned 18 I transferred my money into an EQ savings account. After working hard these past few months (and after opening my account finally) I received my first interest payment today. I know it’s only $5.20 but I used to make like $0.03 cents every few months with my old HISA. Thank you good people of personal finance Canada for educating me and leading me to a better bank. Here’s to even more savings in the future!
>On Wednesday, Canada’s central bank lowered its benchmark interest rate by 0.5%, in response to growing economic concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. Since interest rates are tied to this benchmark rate, it directly impacts the rate financial institutions, including Wealthsimple, can offer clients.
>So how does this affect your Cash account? As of Friday, March 6, the new interest rate for Wealthsimple Cash will be 1.9%.
>Our pledge is to get you the best possible interest rate, so we never like to lower our rates. We only change our rates in response to changes in the market. And just as a reminder: our rates are not teasers, and they're never set to expire.
>What does this mean for me?
>For every $1,000 in your Wealthsimple Cash account, you’ll earn about $0.40 less in interest each month. None of the other features you love about Cash will change: no monthly account fees, no low balanc
From prime to prime + 1%.
Alberta Student Loan Interest Rate Change
On April 1, 2020, the interest rate on Alberta student loans will increase from prime to prime +1%.
Previous one taken down due to no agreement with seller, u/killbez2000 contacted him and he agreed to consider production if the interest was high!
Link to chat; https://m.imgur.com/a/AqcRflb
So, me and u/killbez2000 were discussing the lack of lightweight coats on this sub, and especially the very scarce amount of Canada Goose reps that are aimed for the non-winter months.
In doing so, we decided in trying to contact some of the factory owners and repmakers such as Feiyu in order to broadcast any potential interest in these sorts of reps - not only do they look great, but there is a lack of CG coats that can be worn in the months of February - October.
The ones that are available are terrible - badge looks a mess, quality is awful. I think some great reps could be produced, and was also interested to see who else would be willing to buy these sorts of items. These may also be a more affordable option for people looking to purchase CG reps, as oppose to spending ¥1200+++.
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I guess the title pretty much sums up my frustration. Capitalism is a great system for emerging economies and when it’s kept within checks and balances for a mature one. Right now the game is rigged against the average joe and unfairly and exponentially rewarding to those already winning at the top 1%.
My complaint? Taxes and spending expectations on the middle class are too high compared to corporations and rich people (some which pay less than $0 in fed taxes). Don’t quote me the upfront high income tax for high wage people - the tax breaks above $100k salaries are better than for those below. Your aftertax money is literally worth less sitting in an account in a year due to inflation and the wage increases are not catching up. The poorer you are, the more expensive it gets to buy stuff. Educate yourself as the system will remain the same.
Sources: Census bureau, Forbes, WaPo, Martin Gilens - Princeton
Reddit seems to believe that a male is an asshole if he doesn't keep up a platonic relationship with a female who has no interest in a romantic relationship. I believe it is perfectly acceptable for the man to move on and not make further efforts to have a casual friendship with the female. No hard feelings. Just a respectful acceptance of her choice and mature going of separate ways. It is unreasonable to expect a male to keep making overtures of platonic friendship and making plans as if she was his buddy.