Vendors have pulled out of a popular convention for moms after it came to light that its founder's husband was charged for possessing child pornography.But MommyCon's founder told BuzzFeed News the photos come from the "abusive" relationship she had with the man and the real story is much more complex than it had been portrayed.Alexzandra "Xza" Higgins founded MommyCon in 2012 with the first event in Las Vegas. The convention series focuses on "natural" parenting and includes seminars and children's goods vendors. According to its website, it has an audience of over 100,000 parents and has expanded to include DaddyCon and KidCon.In early November, Higgins' husband, Kevin Higgins, was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of child pornography. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Higgins — who is legally separated from his wife — was released on $200,000 bail.A spokesperson for the law firm representing Kevin Higgins told … [Read more...] about The Husband Of The Founder Of A Popular Mommy Convention Was Charged With Possession Of Child Porn. She Said She Was His Victim.
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close Video Meghan Markle: What to know Everything you need to know about Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her new life as part of the British royal family. "Suits" fans were hoping for a surprise cameo from Meghan Markle in the USA show's final season. Instead, they'll have to settle for a light-hearted joke about her royal status after she married Prince Harry in May 2018. On Thursday's episode, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) returned to New York City to help the firm sans his wife, Rachel Zane (Markle). The on-screen couple previously left the show to start their own law firm in Seattle. MEGHAN MARKLE WON'T HAVE TO ATTEND ROYAL GROUSE HUNTING FOR THIS REASON When asked how Rachel was doing, Mike said, “Good. In fact, if I told you how good, you probably wouldn’t believe me.” The "Suits" official Twitter account later highlighted the joke. “Turns out Rachel is doing REALLY well,” the account said, with a GIF of the moment … [Read more...] about ‘Suits’ pokes fun at alum Meghan Markle’s royal role in latest episode
Who would you rather work for: a man or a woman? According to a recent Gallup poll, just over half of Americans say they don't have a preference, but those who do strongly lean towards men. Forty percent of women and 29% of men say they prefer a male boss to a female one, and the results are even more skewed when broken down by political affiliation – Republicans, unsurprisingly given their socially conservative views, strongly prefer male bosses, while Democrats are about evenly split. That political divide helps to shed some light on why, in 2013, so many people still prefer to have men in charge. It's a problem of worldview and stereotypes, not of inherent characteristics or lady-boss bitchiness. The good news is that the preference for female bosses is the highest it's been since Gallup started polling on this question in the 1950s. Back then, only 5% of respondents preferred a female boss, while 66% wanted to work for a man. But while the radical increase of women in the … [Read more...] about The stereotype of the ‘horrible female boss’ is still a problem
By Madlen Davies, Matthew Chapman, Jana Kasperkevic, Ben Stockton The embattled American vape company Juul is pushing foreign governments to ditch strict e-cigarette regulations as it aggressively expands across the globe in an attempt to offset lost profits in the U.S. Juul, which sells sleek e-cigarettes and flavored nicotine “pods” that have become a craze among American teenagers, is planning to enter new markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. As it expands, the company has spent millions of dollars lobbying politicians in an attempt to preempt or roll back relevant regulations on products in several different countries. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal Juul has met politicians, regulators and officials to lobby on vaping rules, putting forward health claims it cannot legally make in the U.S. It has also launched glossy marketing campaigns that attempt to portray the company as a responsible alternative to smoking—a … [Read more...] about Juul Plots Global Expansion Amid Vaping Deaths in U.S.
VENICE, Italy — George Clooney and his lawyer-wife, Amal Clooney, made headlines recently when they announced their decision to donate $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit organization that monitors and litigates against domestic hate groups. The move came in the wake of a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman—32-year-old activist Heather Heyer—dead after being struck by a white supremacist’s vehicle in an ISIS-style terrorist attack. “Amal and I wanted to add our voice (and financial assistance) to the ongoing fight for equality,” the couple said in a statement. “ Theirs stood in sharp contrast to the reaction of President Donald Trump, who has galvanized white nationalist groups over the past two years with his xenophobic “America First” message and sporadic dog-whistling. In lieu of repudiating neo-Nazis outright, the president unleashed a remarkable fit of false equivalence, … [Read more...] about ‘Suburbicon’ Review: George Clooney Takes On White Supremacy, With Echoes of Charlottesville