People Struggle With Depression; It Doesn’t Matter How Famous They Are – an article by Z. Schonfeld

People Struggle With Depression; It Doesn’t Matter How Famous They Are – an article by Z. Schonfeld

After [singer] Chester Bennington’s Death, Suicide Experts Fear A Contagion Effect

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Depression can affect anybody.

That’s the lesson suicide prevention experts hope the public will grasp in the wake of two high-profile celebrity suicides: first Chris Cornell, and now Chester Bennington. “Your mental health is health,” says Jill Harkavy-Friedman, the vice-president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “If you have a nice car and a lot of money, that doesn’t protect you from mental health conditions.”

Bennington, the longtime frontman of nu-metal megaband Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his home in Los Angeles County. The death is reported to have been a suicide. The late singer’s bandmate, Mike Shinoda, confirmed the upsetting news on Twitter.

….The most pervasive—and often damaging—misconception is that wealthy or successful people don’t (or shouldn’t) struggle with depression and anxiety. Like cancer, depression is a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of status or wealth.

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Usher, The Singer, Allegedly Paid Woman 1 Million For Giving Her Herpes

Usher, The Singer, Allegedly Paid Woman 1 Million For Giving Her Herpes

Usher Allegedly Paid a Woman $1.1 Million After Infecting Her with Herpes: Report

Usher hit with $20M lawsuit for allegedly infecting woman with herpes

Woman claims she contracted herpes from Usher, seeks $20M in lawsuit 

A woman who accused Usher of exposing her to herpes now confirms she contracted the STD.

The “U Got It Bad” singer, after a $1.1 million settlement with a woman who claimed he infected her with herpes, now faces a $20 million lawsuit from a second woman, who just days ago filed suit for $10 million and has now upped her demands after finding out she contracted the disease, TMZ reports.

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Topless Feminist Activists Disrupt Woody Allen Jazz Concert in Germany

Topless Feminist Activists Disrupt Woody Allen Jazz Concert in Germany

Topless Feminist Activists Disrupt Woody Allen Jazz Concert in Germany

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July 2017

The women were protesting what they called “a culture of silence” surrounding sexual abuse allegations against the Oscar-winning director.
Feminist activists, topless and covered in writing condemning Woody Allen for alleged child abuse, stormed the stage of the Hamburg philharmonic Tuesday night, disrupting a concert Allen was giving with his New Orleans Jazz Band.

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Singer Kid Rock to Run for U.S. Senate?

Singer Kid Rock to Run For U.S. Senate?

Kid Rock Teases 2018 Senate Run

Kid Rock tweets tease US Senate run in Michigan

Musician Kid Rock on Wednesday has become the latest “Rock” celebrity to express interest in jumping into politics.

“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real… http://kidrockforsenate.com The answer is an absolute YES,” he tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

In a follow-up tweet, the 46-year-old Michigan native added: “I will have a major announcement in the near future.”

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Who Needs Film When You Can Store A Movie in Bacteria DNA? 

Who Needs Film When You Can Store A Movie in Bacteria DNA? 

Who needs film when you can store a movie in bacteria DNA?

by Deborah Netburn

You might call it the smallest movie ever made.

This week, a team of scientists report that they have successfully embedded a short film into the DNA of living bacteria cells.

The mini-movie, really a GIF, is a five-frame animation of a galloping thoroughbred mare named Annie G. The iconic images were taken by the pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the late 1800s for his photo series titled Human and Animal Locomotion.

….Coding five frames of a movie seemed like a perfect place to start.

The researchers began the work by breaking each frame of the film into a grid of 36 pixels by 26 pixels. Next they developed a way to code the color of each pixel using the nucleotides A, C, T and G, which are the building blocks of DNA. They also included a code that indicated where in the frame each pixel belonged. They did not encode the order of the frames, however.

…In the end, each frame consisted of 104 DNA sequences that the team inserted into a population of bacteria cells using a process called electroporation. Basically, they zapped the cells with electricity, which caused pores in their membrane to open, allowing the synthesized DNA to pass into them.

Conservative in Hollywood? Be a ‘Democrat Publicly,’ Industry Vet Says

Conservative in Hollywood? Be a ‘Democrat Publicly,’ Industry Vet Says

Conservatives Under Fire in Hollywood (audio file on page)

Hollywood is known for liberal politics, which means people with conservative views often feel the need to keep quiet.

Conservatives are being targeted in what some say is a form of blacklisting happening again. The Hollywood blacklist was a 1950’s list of of writers, actors and others accused of being communist sympathizers. Studios were pressured not to hire them.

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Woolery: No Accountability for Anything Hollywood Says Against Trump

Woolery: No Accountability for Anything Hollywood Says Against Trump

Woolery: No Accountability for Anything Hollywood Says Against Trump

Actor and game show host Chuck Woolery said that Hollywood is never held accountable for violent rhetoric directed at President Trump.

Woolery said it was ironic that people were outraged when conservative activists Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer were cited for disturbing the New York City play depicting Trump’s assassination.

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