How to Make Good YouTube Videos

How to Make Good YouTube Videos

A good camera or a good rig for streaming games ensures your video feels more like a quality production.
And using good editing software can make your content look its best.
Find Your Niche YouTube (and Twitch) are heavily overpopulated by people trying to do the same thing you are: getting people to watch their content.
There are hundreds of thousands of streamers on the same game, and most have no viewers at all.
On YouTube, your videos stay up all the time, effectively advertising your channel while you’re not streaming.
If your video is good, your viewers will stay, and hopefully stick around to watch more.
This initial start from zero to even a little is the hardest part of getting started on YouTube, but if your content is engaging, you can get out of the rut of no viewers and start forming an audience.
Spending more time editing your videos going forward will help your content appeal to a wider audience, and can make you seem better at making videos than everyone else.
The longer you can keep people watching, the better.
YouTube notices when you have longer content and will start recommending it to more people.

How to Date Your Best Friend

How to Date Your Best Friend

Be careful and considerate about how you approach dating your best friend since they play an important role in your life.
Make it clear that you will understand if they don’t feel the same way but that you wanted to be honest about your feelings either way.
[1] For instance, say, “I have strong feelings for you and I want to be more than just a friend, but I will totally understand if you aren’t interested in taking things to the next level.”
Ask if there are any other concerns about the situation that they have to get a clear understanding of what obstacles may be facing you both.
[2] For example, say something like, “You’re my best friend and I’m not sure if my romantic feelings for you are worth losing you entirely.”
Communicate your romantic wants and needs clearly to your partner from the start.
4 Avoid making assumptions about what your partner wants.
After transitioning from friendship to a relationship, you may think that you already know what your partner wants romantically.
Always check with your partner to see what goals and desires they have as these may change over time, and in different situations.
They will appreciate your effort and concern about their feelings.

Inside Prince’s Brilliant ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983’ Album

Inside Prince’s Brilliant ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983’ Album

Sherry Rayn Barnett /Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images “I was always hoping that these recordings were still around because of the feeling that’s in them,” Don Batts, Prince’s personal recording engineer in the early Eighties, tells Rolling Stone.
He’s reflecting on a demo cassette he made with the artist released Friday as Piano & a Microphone 1983, 34 minutes of Prince sketching out song ideas by himself.
And he tries out a few ideas he never recorded again.
The following year, he’d appear in Purple Rain and become one of pop music’s brightest megastars.
“He never played us a tape like this,” says Lisa Coleman, who played keyboards with the artist from 1980 until 1986.
“Then you feel, ‘Oh, this is the song,’ and ‘I should record it now.’ So Prince had the luxury of being able to spend some time with a song.
The estate released a demo of “Nothing Compares 2 U” in April and recently made much of his Nineties and Aughts recordings available on streaming services for the first time.
I think he really went through a lot of emotional pain in the last year of his life, and that just kills me.
I think he was trying to find an outlet by just showing up by himself and playing for people.” But in 1983, he was playing just for himself.
And even though it was likely only himself and Batts in a room, he was happy simply entertaining himself.

Every Week, This 93-Year-Old Man Buys A Box Of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars And Hands Them Out To Strangers

Every Week, This 93-Year-Old Man Buys A Box Of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars And Hands Them Out To Strangers

A 93-year-old World War II vet is making an impact in his community — with chocolate.
Every weekend, Bob Williams walks into a local dollar store in Long Grove, Iowa, and buys a box of Hershey’s chocolate bars.
He hands two to the cashiers, a third to the person behind him in line and then sets off around town handing the rest out to anyone he sees.
Bob has been handing out free chocolate bars for the past 10 years.
When Hershey’s discovered Bob’s story in a local magazine, they decided to feature him in their latest marketing campaign. “It puts a smile on their face,” Bob says in a video from Hershey’s.
Over the years, it’s estimated that Bob has handed out around 6,000 chocolate bars.
And it looks like Bob will no longer have to pay for the chocolate.
Hershey’s says they are going to make sure Bob has “all the bars he’ll ever need.”
Watch the video below.

What Your Function Keys Do In Microsoft Excel

What Your Function Keys Do In Microsoft Excel

How this works depends on what you’re looking at in the Excel window.
F2: Turn on editing in the cell and places your insertion point at the end of the cell’s data.
If editing is disabled for a cell, this combo moves your insertion point into the formula bar instead.
Ctrl+F3: Open the name manager dialog box so you can create and edit defined names.
Ctrl+F6: Switch to the next workbook window when you have more than one workbook window open.
Ctrl+Shift+F6: Switch to the previous workbook window when you have more than one workbook window open.
If you have a word selected when you press this combo, Excel opens the thesaurus and looks up the selected word.
Shift+F9: Perform calculations on the active worksheet.
F12: Open the Save As window.
Ctrl+F12: Open the Open window.

Everything You Need To Get Started Cooking At Home

Everything You Need To Get Started Cooking At Home

Whether you’ve just moved out on your own for the first time or you’re finally getting serious about cooking, we’ve rounded up a handy starter kit to help you stock your kitchen and prepare some tasty meals.
A Chef’s Knife: Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch Chef’s FFP ($37) Cutting something with a cheap knife that can’t hold an edge is a horrible experience.
Still, just starting out means you should be good with one skillet and one saucepan.
The Cuisinart 6193-20 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 3-Quart Saucepan with Lid is a great beginner’s saucepan.
It’s a good size for most cuts of meat or if you want to cook a 12lb turkey too.
Because the set is all made from stainless steel, it’s really easy to wash up afterwards too.
Made from stainless steel, it’s reasonably simple to keep clean, with a wooden handle to hold onto.
For $11, you can buy this Silicone Whisk Set and save yourself plenty of hassle.
A straightforward enough corkscrew, it also has a built-in bottle opener for when you need to open a bottle of beer.
It’s comfortable to hold too, so you can open a bottle quickly enough.

Microsoft: Upcoming Windows Update Might Fail If Your Hard Drive is Too Full

Microsoft: Upcoming Windows Update Might Fail If Your Hard Drive is Too Full

Full hard drives could cause an upcoming Windows update to fail, according to Microsoft, and the system will not check for adequate storage space before installing.
The Windows 10 October 2018 update offers a bunch of anticipated features, including clipboard sync and the ability to text from your PC.
But there’s a hiccup with the update process.
On Microsoft Windows 10 systems that have limited storage space (such as thin clients or embedded systems), when you run Windows Update, the update initialization may fail.
What’s the cause of this problem?
The document goes on to say “Windows Update does not check systems for adequate space requirements before it initializes,” which is surprising to say the least.
RELATED: Use Windows 10’s New “Free Up Space” Tool to Clean Up Your Hard Drive Microsoft goes on to recommend a few steps for freeing up space, including deleting temporary files, deleting downloaded files, and emptying your recycle bin.
We recommend trying the Free Up Space tool, shown above.
Find it in Settings > System > Storage to free up some space before running the October 2018 update.

No, Google Doesn’t Just Let Apps Read Your Email

No, Google Doesn’t Just Let Apps Read Your Email

Google is letting companies scan my Gmail account?
Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails.
Because you are giving access to your email account, these services can read, scan, and otherwise go through your email to provide their service.
If you want to give something access to your email, that’s your choice.
In the real world, imagine renting an apartment from a company that has a digital lock on the door and then giving the unlock code to a cleaning service, or Amazon, or a salesperson.
To Be Clear: You Should NOT Give Anybody Access to Your Email, Ever Yes, it’s your choice to give some company access to your email when signing up for a service or app.
But the much bigger problem is that once you give somebody access to your email, now they have the “unlock code” to your email’s front door.
RELATED: Don’t Give Apps Access to Your Email (Even to Save Money) This Isn’t Just Google Either, It’s Any Service with an API This story is screaming about Google, but the reality is that these third-party services operate off any of the major email providers like Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, and others, because they simply use an API to access your email account.
The modern web is built on services that are able to connect to each other, because way back when, any time a popular service was in a silo that couldn’t be accessed by other apps and services, everybody freaked out and said that company was being anticompetitive and wasn’t supporting “open standards”.
How to Check What Has Access to Your Email (And Remove Access) As we stated earlier, we absolutely think it’s silly to give anything access to your email account.

Samsung Is Struggling With the Slowly Dawning Realization That No One Cares About Bixby

Samsung Is Struggling With the Slowly Dawning Realization That No One Cares About Bixby

Instead of clicking it once to activate Bixby, you’ll have to click it twice.
To say that Bixby is unpopular would be an understatement.
This was particularly frustrating since, as an Android phone, Google Assistant is readily available.
So, the solution is to make it just a smidge harder to activate Bixby with the button.
Now, a double-click function for a button is fine and makes sense in cases where you want to give a button multiple functions.
If you enable this option—and it is optional, if you’d prefer to keep Bixby the way it is—then clicking the button once will do absolutely nothing, while the intended function is now just slightly harder.
It strikes us as a stubborn move borne out of denial.
Samsung wants you to use Bixby, a voice assistant on a phone that already has a better one.
But the company also must know by now that Bixby isn’t exactly a hit.
Making it harder to accidentally activate Bixby should certainly reduce some friction for users, but it’s a far cry from what users want and we’re pretty sure Samsung knows that.

Transform Your Memories: 10 Best Photo Editing Apps

Transform Your Memories: 10 Best Photo Editing Apps

How do you get the best out of photos?
By using a photo editing app of course!
These apps will help you to resize, adjust, beautify, sharpen, apply filters, make collage, remove objects and even shoot time lapses.
Add text feature.
Collage making option.
Option to see before edits and after edits.
Another standout offering that makes it one of the best photo editing app is that it has an amazing social platform where you can make your own photo journals and share it with the world.
Apply “last edits” to a new photo.
Available for iOS | Android The bottom line The marketplace is littered with thousands of photo editing apps, promising to transform your memory.
For personal use there are even more options like Facetune, Touch Retouch and Perfect 365.

The Regional Chinese Cuisine Linked to an Ancient Assassin

The Regional Chinese Cuisine Linked to an Ancient Assassin

“So Suzhou is a water city.” Suzhou owes its existence to these waterways, and particularly to the availability of fish.
), Prince Guang of Wu wanted to usurp the throne of his uncle, King Liao.
“Prince Guang’s own soldiers, hidden nearby, made quick work of Liao’s loyal guard.” Following the assassination, Prince Guang seized the throne and became known as King Helü.
“And thus in 514 B.C., the city of Suzhou was born.” From there Suzhou developed as a cultural center, with cuisine as one of its main pillars (the others being Suzhou silk, gardens, and handicrafts).
“Since our living conditions are becoming better and better, many people [are now able to] afford to pay for this dish and enjoy it.” Both Xiaomin and Gao describe song shu gui yu as the epitome of Suzhou cuisine.
It’s a dish, as Goa describes, that utilizes “fresh ingredients and fine-cutting skill.” It’s so masterfully diced and unusual in appearance that some people hold that it could be a well-refined version of Zhuan Zhu’s famous dagger fish, over 2,500 years on.
“I’ve seen one story that says Zhuan Zhu had sliced the fish and covered it in a brown sauce to help hide the sword,” says Koss.
I think only roast fish could [conceal a dagger].” There’s also the Shanghai Daily, which briefly notes that the baked and sauce-covered Zhuan zhu yu zhi (“fish swallowing a sword”) is today’s version of Zhuan Zhu’s murderous masterpiece.
While people dispute whether song shu gui yu has any relation at all to Zhuan Zhu’s killer fish, it’s well-accepted that The Qianlong Emperor popularized the squirrel-inspired delicacy in the 18th century.
That’s why Zhuan Zhu’s “assassin fish” has been surpassed by more favored dishes such as song shu gui yu.

The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea

The Wadden Sea is a Unesco World Heritage site that consists of very shallow sea waters and stretches out from The Netherlands to Germany to Denmark.
Famous for its flora and animals, the Wadden Sea is an animal lover’s paradise.
Home to thousands of birds, harbor seals, dolphins, and whales, it’s said that some regionally extinct species can still be found in the waters.
Formed back in the 14th and 15th centuries by storms, the Wadden Sea landscape is the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world, according to the Unesco World Heritage.
In fact, Wadden is derived from the Dutch word ‘wad,’ which translates to mud flats.
As part of the landscape, the Wadden Sea is host to a series of islands known collectively as the Frisian Islands or the Wadden Islands.
In the Netherlands, there are five islands—Texel, Terschelling, Vlieland, Ameland, and Schiermonnikoog—to visit.
Today, the islands are popular for “wadlopen” or mud flat walking.
At low tide, nature-lovers can literally walk on the Wadden Sea, between islands, spotting lazy grey seals en route.
A veritable mecca for nature, this area offers hiking and cycling trails, dunes, beaches, and ample wildlife.

The Internet Can’t Get Enough Of This Man Who Volunteers And Naps With Cats At A Shelter Every Day

The Internet Can’t Get Enough Of This Man Who Volunteers And Naps With Cats At A Shelter Every Day

Cats love a good snooze, so much so that there’s even a kind of sleep named just for them: the catnap.
They also love a cuddle, so if you think about it, what better way to help out some shelter cats than to join them for a good snooze?
75-year-old Terry Lauerman knows this, and he regularly heads down to his local shelter for catnaps.
“So eventually we told him he was an official volunteer and had him fill out our volunteer form.” Terry visits the shelter daily, staying for around 3 hours a time.
He brushes the cats before dozing off for a nap with them, before waking up and repeating the process.
The experience is a mutually beneficial one, and has had far reaching effects for the shelter.
After they decided to dedicate a Facebook post to Terry and his adorable volunteer work, it quickly went viral.
Scroll down below to see Terry in ‘action,’ and don’t forget, shelters are vital for the wellbeing of millions of unfortunate animals, and need your donations to survive.
Contact your local shelter for more info.
This post by an animal shelter in Green Bay Wisconsin went viral recently “He just walked in and started brushing,” the shelter founder told HuffPost “So eventually we told him he was an official volunteer and had him fill out our volunteer form” The adorable pictures didn’t take long to win the Internet’s heart A fundraiser for the shelter in Terry’s name was started and it already raised funds for the shelter to continue for the next year People loved the wholesome story

How to Quit Drinking for a Healthier Body and Mind

How to Quit Drinking for a Healthier Body and Mind

How much alcohol is too much?
Here are some things that drinking alcohol does to your mind and body: Your body on alcohol There are many ways in which alcohol affects your body in the short term.
Your mind on alcohol When you first drink alcohol, you may feel more social and talkative.
If you a heavy drinker for years, there are long term effects of alcohol to the brain.
Even though alcohol is a depressant and makes you feel more tired in reality, you don’t sleep as well with it in your system.
Several studies have suggested that your concentration levels can improve up to 18% and your work performance can go up by 17% after a month of not drinking any alcohol.
For one thing you put a lot of hard work into building up muscle and staying in shape.
How to quit drinking for a healthier body and mind (Step-by-step guide) So how to quit drinking?
Step 2: Think about why you should quit.
If you drink 4 drinks at a time, 3 days a week and each time takes 2 hours, you’ve “lost” 6 hours a week to drinking.

Researchers discover the strongest material in the universe

Researchers discover the strongest material in the universe

Nuclear pasta may be the strongest material in the Universe.
You can find this substance in the crust of neutron stars.
This amazing material is super-dense, 10 billion times harder to break than steel.
But the discovery of a new material that’s 10 billion times harder to break than steel begs the question – is it time for a new superhero known as “Nuclear Pasta”?
That’s the name of the substance that a team of researchers thinks is the strongest known material in the universe.
The new research that involved the largest-ever computer simulations of neutron star crusts proposes that “nuclear pasta,” the material under the surface, is actually stronger.
That’s also where we get the overall name of “nuclear pasta.”
How large a mountain can you build on a neutron star before the crust breaks and it collapses?
And most importantly, how can astronomers observe it?”
Check out the study “Elasticity of nuclear pasta,” published in Physical Review Letters.

Barber Gives Man A Haircut Outside After He Couldn’t Get His Wheelchair Inside

Barber Gives Man A Haircut Outside After He Couldn’t Get His Wheelchair Inside

A New York barber is being praised for giving a haircut to a man in a wheelchair outside of the shop after the man could not get inside.
Credit: Joe Cocozza / Facebook Victor Burgos, 34, works at Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop in Webster, New York.
Unfortunately, the shop is in an older building and doesn’t have a wheelchair ramp. “I wasn’t there, but a few days ago at the shop we had a man in a wheelchair come to the shop on a recommendation,” said Joe Cocozza, owner of the barber shop. “Not knowing why he was out there.
Then our phone rang.
Burgos told Inside Edition that he could tell the man was in need of a good haircut.
Another employee took the photos of Burgos cutting the man’s hair outside and sent them to Cocozza.
So Vic thank you for being that guys and not only always proving what type of person you are but also being a CLASS ACT and bring class to Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop.”
The man in the wheelchair was so satisfied with his experience, he sent his aide to get a haircut in the shop a few days later.

Meghan Markle launches charity cookbook for Grenfell Tower fire victims

Meghan Markle launches charity cookbook for Grenfell Tower fire victims

Meghan Markle launches cookbook in aid of Grenfell Tower survivors + show all Meghan first thought of the idea for the cookbook after going to the community kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in North Kensington in January of this year, before marrying Prince Harry in May, and has continued to visit the cooks over the following months.
I said in the foreword that this is more than a cookbook, and what I mean by that is the power of food is more than just the meal itself, it is the story behind it.
“That, I believe, is the ethos of Together.” Here are some of the recipes in the book: Aubergine Masala, by Gurmit Kaur, from the Hubb Community Kitchen – serves four Ingredients 4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 large aubergines, chopped into 4cm cubes 350g new potatoes, halved 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fenugreek seeds 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 dried curry leaves 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp garlic paste 1 tbsp ginger paste 1 tsp ground turmeric 4 vine tomatoes, finely chopped 200ml water 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander For the rice 600ml water pinch of salt 300g basmati rice Method Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan on a high heat.
Then add the remaining oil and, when it is hot, add the onion and curry leaves and fry for 10 minutes until soft and golden.
Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve alongside the curry, sprinkled with the remaining coriander Coconut Chicken Curry, by Aysha Bora, from the Hubb Community Kitchen – serves four Ingredients 1 large chicken, jointed into 8 pieces, excess skin trimmed away 1 large ripe tomato, roughly chopped 1 onion, quartered 15g fresh root ginger, peeled 4 garlic cloves, peeled 6 serrano chillies, stems removed and de-seeded (use fewer if you prefer milder curries) 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 x 400ml tins coconut milk 3 eggs, hard-boiled, peeled and halved juice of ½ lemon salt and pepper 10g fresh coriander, chopped, to garnish rice, chapatis or flatbreads, to serve Method Score each piece of the chicken in two or three places, slicing about 1cm into the meat.
In a large pan, melt the coconut oil on a medium heat; add the remaining paste and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until all of the moisture evaporates.
Stir the chicken and any juices into the curry pan, bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 minutes until the flavours have combined.
Add the boiled eggs and the lemon juice to taste.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the remaining butter together with the remaining granulated sugar and the brown sugar until pale and creamy: this will take 2–3 minutes using a handheld electric whisk; if you don’t have one, use a wooden spoon.

Dana White Putin & Trump … You’re Invited to McGregor Fight!

Dana White Putin & Trump … You’re Invited to McGregor Fight!

Dana White says he’s extended an invitation to both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump to be his VIP guests when Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov clash in Vegas next month.
Of course, Dana is tight with POTUS and even spoke at the Republican National Convention during Trump’s campaign.
And Putin … well, Conor recently became friends with the Russian president.
And, Khabib is a Russian citizen.
But, Dana knows they probably won’t come — acknowledging that having a world leader at a fight would be a nightmare as far as security is concerned.
Instead, White says Trump has assured him he’ll watch the fight on Pay-Per-View.
We also asked White if Conor’s crew of hooligans will be allowed at the fight — considering they participated in the bus attack at Barclays Center back in April.
Despite the violence, White says the crew is NOT banned — and UFC is already drawing up a security plan to make sure Team Conor and Team Khabib don’t clash at the event.
One last thing … how’d Conor’s whiskey actually taste?
Dana gives us our first Proper No.

Every Week, This 94-Year-Old Man Buys A Box Of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars And Hands Them Out To Strangers

Every Week, This 94-Year-Old Man Buys A Box Of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars And Hands Them Out To Strangers

A 93-year-old World War II vet is making an impact in his community — with chocolate.
Every weekend, Bob Williams walks into a local dollar store in Long Grove, Iowa, and buys a box of Hershey’s chocolate bars.
He hands two to the cashiers, a third to the person behind him in line and then sets off around town handing the rest out to anyone he sees.
Bob has been handing out free chocolate bars for the past 10 years.
When Hershey’s discovered Bob’s story in a local magazine, they decided to feature him in their latest marketing campaign. “It puts a smile on their face,” Bob says in a video from Hershey’s.
Over the years, it’s estimated that Bob has handed out around 6,000 chocolate bars.
And it looks like Bob will no longer have to pay for the chocolate.
Hershey’s says they are going to make sure Bob has “all the bars he’ll ever need.”
Watch the video below.

50 years ago, a flu pandemic spurred vaccine research

50 years ago, a flu pandemic spurred vaccine research

Girding against a new strain Flu comes in many kinds, and the current vaccine … has little effect against a newcomer that has afflicted at least 400,000 persons in Hong Kong.
The Asian city was the source of the 1957 epidemic in the United States.
Fears that it may provide a springboard for another one have caused the Public Health Service to ask eight pharmaceutical companies to begin production of a specialized vaccine.— Science News, September 21, 1968 Update The 1968 Hong Kong flu pandemic killed about a million people worldwide.
A vaccine became available only after the pandemic had peaked.
Even today, flu vaccine development is tricky because the three types of influenza virus that infect people are moving targets that change, or mutate, often.
But scientists are getting closer to making universal flu vaccines that would protect against many flu strains over multiple seasons.
Some candidates target parts of the influenza virus that are less prone to mutate.
Others compile all seemingly possible mutations of a particular flu variety into one vaccine (SN: 10/28/17, p. 18).

11 Smart Pieces of Advice to Help You Thrive as a Single Mother

11 Smart Pieces of Advice to Help You Thrive as a Single Mother

Make plans and set goals The daily repetition of trying to balance work and home life can make you feel like you are on operating on autopilot.
Not only will working towards these goals make you a more well-rounded and successful person, they will bring more purpose and fulfillment to your life.
Rethink your priorities Single parents have twice as many responsibilities to take care of, so priorities and expectations must be adjusted accordingly.
Make time for me time Even though it can be difficult to find, making time for yourself is critical to maintaining your sanity and well-being.
If you are sharing custody, use the time away from your kids not only doing productive things but also making sure you are taking care of yourself.
Even though being a mother is the most important job you have, don’t let it be the only thing that defines you.
Learn to say no (Don’t feel guilty) Single mothers have limitations in time, energy and resources that families with two parents wouldn’t be able to understand.
Spend quality time with your kids The time you spend with your kids is so precious and much more limited as a single mother.
Make the time that you spend with your kids count.
Use meal times as the perfect excuse to ask them about what they are learning in school and the friends they spend time with.

Suge Knight Makes A Plea In The Deadly Hit-And-Run Case

Suge Knight Makes A Plea In The Deadly Hit-And-Run Case

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight entered a plea in the 2015 deadly hit-and-run murder case.
The former music mogul was sentenced immediately after entering a plea.
Knight was sentenced to 28-years in prison after issuing a no contest plea to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday (Sept 20).
According to TMZ, he will reportedly receive three and a half years considered as time served for the time he spent awaiting trial.
Knight will also serve three years on parole upon his release from prison.
Suge Knight’s controversial history and reputation was considered during sentencing.
Per TMZ, Knight’s 1997 felony conviction played a role in the length of his sentence along with the fact that the 2015 hit-and-run was deemed a “serious and violent” felony, adding on an additional five years to his sentence.
He reportedly received an additional year on his sentence because he truck was considered a deadly weapon.
He was originally facing life in prison for the January 2015 hit-and-run death of Terry Carter.
Suge Knight was captured on camera reversing and hitting one man, identified as Cle “Bone” Sloan, and then driving forward over Carter, who ultimately died from his injuries.

Alec Baldwin Returning as Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Alec Baldwin Returning as Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Despite his past complaints about the role, Baldwin will be returning to play President Donald Trump on the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, the actor announced on the Origins with James Andrew Miller podcast on Friday. “They are all old and dear friends of mine, and I love going there.
When the show is good, there is nothing like it.
But for me, I think I’m going to do some of it, but not a whole lot,” he said, referring to skits with Trump. “Sometimes I feel like we are still in campaign mode.
But, he is somebody you know you can always count on.” Baldwin’s return had been in doubt given comments he had made during SNL’s Season 43.
The real Trump responded to his comments soon after, tweeting, “Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch.”
When asked whether another actor might take on the mantle of impersonating the president on the podcast, Michaels pledged his loyalty to Baldwin’s interpretation. “I think there is probably no other actor who is looking to take that and follow Alec.

What is DSLR Crop Factor (And Why Should I Care)

What is DSLR Crop Factor (And Why Should I Care)

Exact sensor sizes vary a bit between manufacturers, but they’re typically between 22.5mm x 15mm and 24mm x 16mm.
Sensors and Field of View Now, to get crop factor, you need to understand two things: The focal length of a lens is a physical property that stays constant regardless of what camera you use.
Nothing about the lens has changed; it’s just that for the image to be in focus, the sensor has to sit a certain distance from the lens which means a smaller sensor will always have a narrower field of view when using a lens of the same focal length.
Crop Factor So to recap: Different cameras use different sized sensors.
This is the crop factor.
That’s the crop factor for most APS-C cameras.
It means that a 50mm lens on a crop sensor camera has an equivalent field of view to a 75mm lens on a full frame camera (50mm x 1.5 = 75mm).
Phone cameras have a crop factor of about 7x.
Medium format cameras have a crop factor that’s less than 1.
This means a 50mm lens has a full frame equivalent focal length of 32.5mm.

The Best Ultrawide Monitors For Every Need

The Best Ultrawide Monitors For Every Need

While a 34″ ultrawide monitor technically has a smaller area than a comparable 34″ monitor with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio, it can feel a lot bigger because of how our eyes perceive visual space.
Best Gaming Monitor: Acer Predator Z35 ($860) If you want to use your ultrawide monitor for gaming, you’re likely going to have a special set of needs.
This 35″ monitor comes with the same 3440×1440 resolution that our Dell pick has, but with the added benefit of up to 100Hz refresh rate and support for NVIDIA’s G-Sync.
This makes it much better for high-speed games where your frame rate matters.
It, too, supports G-Sync and a high refresh rate.
It would have a relatively meager 79 pixels per inch, which is fine, but far from the pixel-dense displays you might be used to.
Best For Photo and Video Editors: Samsung 34″ LED ($730) If you edit of any kind of media, then the monitor you work on can have a profound impact on the work you do.
If you’re just getting started in your editing career, the monitor also comes with a unique perk: free editing software.
It’s smaller than the other monitors on our list, and it only has a 2560×1080 resolution.
It supports AMD’s FreeSync.

How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

How To Stay Safe and Prevent Theft While Traveling

Here are a few ideas on how to stay safe while traveling abroad or even during a simple weekend getaway: Before You Leave, Protect Your Home Safety while traveling begins at home before you ever leave town.
See Also: 14 Ways To Protect Your Home When Going On A Vacation Monitor Credit Cards and Credit Reports It’s quite common to have your credit card number or identity stolen while traveling.
Make sure to monitor your credit card statements and credit reports for several months after returning home.
Technology for Travel Safety There are several handy gadgets available for traveling safely.
Managing Your Money Safely Traveling with cash is never a good idea, especially in a foreign country.
That can make it easier for you to track your expenses and make sure nothing is awry when you return.
The risk of being targeted by pickpockets is also higher while traveling as most tourists are quite obvious to locals.
The truth, however, is that the machine being offered is really a skimmer that will steal your card information right in front of your eyes.
Saving Emergency Numbers Carrying credit cards, identification, and copies of passports and emergency numbers is always a good idea if they are well-hidden.
Before leaving home, print out phone numbers for your credit card companies and any emergency contacts you have back home.

Distant galaxy seems filled with dark matter

Distant galaxy seems filled with dark matter

Cosmic Seagull is a galaxy — a massive community of stars — some 11.3 billion light-years away.
And that appears to point to the presence of dark matter, scientists now report.
Astronomers know it exists by the way its mass interacts — via gravity — with visible matter.
If the Cosmic Seagull is one such repository, it will be the most distant galaxy to be filled with dark matter.
“In our nearby universe, you see these halos of dark matter around galaxies like ours,” she says.
Motta and her team used radio telescopes in Chile.
These telescopes have measured the speed of gas across the Cosmic Seagull’s visible disk, which spans out from the center across a distance of about 9,800 light-years.
ALMA’s findings show that the galaxy’s stars speed up the farther they get from the galaxy’s center.
When planets orbit a star, for instance, the most distant planets move the most slowly.
Still, she notes, her observations cover the same portion of the Cosmic Seagull’s disk as had the study of galaxies that seemed short on dark matter.

Kidney stones grow and dissolve much like geological crystals

Kidney stones grow and dissolve much like geological crystals

Mayandi Sivaguru and Jessica Saw/Bruce Fouke Lab/Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology/Univ.
of Ill.
Growth and dissolution patterns found in rocks there mirror what’s going on with stones in our kidneys, says Bruce Fouke, a geobiologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, contradicting the medical dogma that kidney stones don’t dissolve.
Shining ultraviolet light on thin sections of the stones revealed colorful mineral strata and collections of what look like gems.
“You actually go from thin layers to these great, big — I know it’s weird to use this word — beautiful crystals,” Fouke says.
Bursts of shape and color map the history of the stone.
Bigger crystals dissolve and leave voids that are then filled by new crystals.
Fouke suspects that, like the microbes in Yellowstone’s hot springs, kidney microbes may jump-start crystal growth.
It’s unknown why an estimated one in 10 people end up with large, painful kidney stones.
But Fouke thinks a better understanding of the stone’s structure and chemistry may lead to treatments to “help a kidney go back to its normal mode of growing tiny stones, but then dissolving them and not flipping back to growth mode.”

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Lawyer Up for Prenup … Before Tying the Knot

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin Lawyer Up for Prenup … Before Tying the Knot

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin will take vows promising to love each other until death, but he’s hedging his bets with a prenup … TMZ has learned.
Sources with direct knowledge tell us, Bieber and Hailey have each lawyered up for the negotiation that is as important as it is awkward.
There are reports Justin is not asking for a prenup because he and Hailey are both so religious they take the “til death do us part” vow literally — that’s just not true.
Justin has been counseled it would be insane not to get a prenup, and he’s on board.
We’re told the prenup is about to be negotiated and the couple will not get married until it’s signed.
TMZ broke the story … Justin and Hailey got a marriage license last week but did not tie the knot.
Reports of net worth are almost always wildly inaccurate, but the rough guess for the Biebs is around $250 million.
Hailey is reportedly worth a couple of mil.
FYI … the money they each bring into the marriage is their own and, unless they co-mingle their funds to the point no one can figure out who has what, it stays their separate property throughout the marriage.

Suge Knight Sentenced To 28 Years After No Contest Murder Plea

Suge Knight Sentenced To 28 Years After No Contest Murder Plea

Los Angeles, CA – After three years, the long, drawn-out Marion “Suge” Knight murder trial has come to an unceremonious end, with the former Death Row Records CEO potentially looking to spend the rest of his days in prison.
The Los Angeles Times has learned that Knight, 53, struck a plea deal that resulted in an instantaneous 28-year sentence for the hit-and-run death of Terry Carter during the January 2015 filming of the eventual blockbuster film, Straight Outta Compton.
Knight copped to one count of voluntary manslaughter and also admitted that he used his truck as a deadly weapon on that dreadful day — a special allegation for the case.
His sentence will begin on October 4 in Department 101 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has revealed that Knight would receive 11 years for the voluntary manslaughter count, which would double due to a prior conviction under California’s three strikes law.
The no contest plea absolves two of Knight’s high-profile criminal cases.
In August 2014, he was indicted for making criminal threats and in September 2014, he was accused of stealing a camera from a woman as comedian Katt Williams served as an onlooker.
Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen dismissed those charges at sentencing.
On January 29, 2015, Knight was arrested and charged with intentionally ramming his Ford F-150 pickup into Carter and Cle “Bone” Sloan in the driveway of Compton eatery, Tam’s Burgers located at Central and East Rosecrans avenues.
Knight had originally pleaded not guilty while facing life without the possibility of parole had he been convicted.

Suge Knight’s Son Worried About Suge’s Health After Plea Deal, Says System’s Unfair

Suge Knight’s Son Worried About Suge’s Health After Plea Deal, Says System’s Unfair

Son Reacts to Plea Deal … Suge Knight’s son believes his old man’s being treated unfairly, and the system’s set up to keep him locked up for the rest of his life … but he’s holding out hope it doesn’t go down like that.
Suge Jacob Knight tells TMZ … despite his father striking a 28-year plea deal in his murder case Thursday, he’s staying positive about the situation.
He admits he’s incredibly concerned about his dad’s health, but says Suge’s a fighter … and he’s always going to be alright.
Still, Suge Jr. seems pretty upset over the outcome of his dad’s case … and thinks it’s time someone gives him a break.
We broke the story … the 53-year-old former rap mogul pled no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of Terry Carter.
Suge will get 28 years in prison but he’ll get credit for time served, and due to prison overcrowding, he could get out in just over 10 years.
That’s still a long time, considering Suge’s health issues, but his son’s trying to keep the faith.

Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Halloween costume sparks outrage

Sexy ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Halloween costume sparks outrage

“The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss says she’s moved to see activists in handmaids’ costumes while protesting proposed bans on abortion procedures, after the success of the Hulu series.
(August 8) AP It turns out maybe oppression isn’t sexy after all.
Online retailer Yandy listed a “Brave Red Maiden” Halloween costume for nearly $65, referencing the garb women forced into surrogacy wear in Hulu’s series “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
The provocative rendition includes a red cape, mini dress and white bonnet. “An upsetting dystopian future has emerged where women no longer have a say,” the description reads.
The Halloween costume instantly sparked outraged across social media.
The Phoenix-based company issued an apology in place of the previous link to the costume. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that our “Yandy Brave Red Maiden Costume” is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than an expression of women’s empowerment,” the clothing retailer said. “This is unfortunate, as it was not our intention on any level.”
The statement continued: “Given the sincere, heartfelt response, supported by numerous personal stories we’ve received, we are removing the costume from our site.”

“They’re Not Gay”: Creator Of Bert & Ernie Gets Backlash After Revealing Their Sexuality

“They’re Not Gay”: Creator Of Bert & Ernie Gets Backlash After Revealing Their Sexuality

Bert and Ernie the stars of the childhood hit “Sesame Street” have been the subjects of controversy this past week, over their perceived sexual identity.
A former writer of the show and the creator have shared their battling ideas of the character, receiving backlash from all sides on the internet, however, this debate is nothing new.
Debuting in 1969 on the Sesame Street pilot, the pair was adopted as gay icons much to the chagrin of the Children’s Television Workshop.
The head of the workshop, Gary Knell, made a statement in 1994 clarifying, “They are not gay, they are not straight, they are puppets.
They don’t exist below the waist.” Despite his protests pop culture has continued to promote the two as much more than friends, with references appearing on popular T.V shows and even the LGTBQ community making costumed appearances at Gay Pride events.
Much to the delight of some, former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman revealed in an exclusive to an LGTBQ magazine that Bert and Ernie were, in fact, gay, “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were [gay],” he said.
“I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.
The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie & I as ‘Bert and Ernie.’” Not everyone appreciated the statement and Sesame Street creator, Frank Oz responded on Twitter denouncing the claim.
Much like with Saltzman’s statement, Oz received a wave of criticism.
Bert and Ernie creator Frank Oz weighed in on the character’s sexuality debate on Twitter and received an array of backlash Some people found the debate to be ridiculous

Good News in History September 21

Good News in History September 21

81 years ago today, J.R.R.
So successful it was that the publisher requested a sequel, which led to the masterful trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
The Hobbit, set in a time elves and wizards, follows the quest of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, along with 13 dwarves, to win back a stolen treasure guarded by a fierce dragon.
In 2012, the book became a film starring Martin Freeman.
An accident in his young life that left him bedridden with a broken leg was the spark that fanned Herbert George’s love of books and stimulated his desire to write.
Sometimes called The Father of Science Fiction, he wrote The Time Machine, when he was 29 years old, and also authored The Invisible Man, and The War of the Worlds.
But Wells, a trained scientist, wrote in many genres, including novels, history, politics, social commentary, and textbooks, His frequent focus on class inequality made him a worthy successor to Charles Dickens.
Wells, whose religious views were neither monotheistic nor doctrinaire, was disdainful of America for not allowing African-Americans to vote and for the overall treatment they received from society.
In his later years he apologized for earlier statements opposing the Jewish state and Zionist movement—partly because it was so antithetical to his vision of a collective socialist solidarity and “one world” political model.
His wife of 47 years, Tabitha, has written six novels, and both their sons are also published authors.

6 Amazing Volunteer Programs Around the World

6 Amazing Volunteer Programs Around the World

Here are six amazing places you can give back while traveling.
(See also: Make the World Better With These 17 Free Ways to Give Back) 1.
As a result, there are lots of opportunities within Mexico to help out with marine conservation efforts.
And this GVI program in Chiang Mai aims to assist with the rehabilitation of elephants previously used in the tourism industry.
Provide health tips to children in South Africa Though it has one of the most developed economies on the continent, South Africa also suffers from extremely high rates of poverty, and the availability of basic health care is limited in some regions.
If you’re a health care professional or student, there are lots of programs that will require your skill set, like this one run by New Hope Volunteers, placing you in hospitals and clinics.
(See also: How to Make Good Money Teaching English in China) 5.
GVI has numerous projects in place including jaguar conservation, biodiversity conservation, and many more.
Go Abroad offers a more agriculture-focused program in which volunteers help local farming communities with their daily farming activities, but also with reforestation efforts.
Numerous programs like this one from Kaya have been set up to help address this and support women to bring about the necessary changes through teaching English and providing education on women’s rights.

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