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851 Added | 33 Magazines | 42 Likes | 323 Following | 250 Followers | @kikarose | I'm a writer, a blogger, and a book lover. I have two little girls, a dog, a cat, and a lawyer husband who recently started working from home. Life is never dull around these parts. You'll find my blog at itsjessicaslife.com and my first novel at bit.ly/AlohaAlso.

The internet is not happy with Trump's 'Southern White House'

Donald Trump has already referred to his club, Mar-a-Lago, as the "Winter White House," leading many to believe that his weekend trips to Florida would become a regular occurrence. In a tweet on Saturday, he called the club the "Southern White House" — and now people are even more convinced.<p>On …

Political Satire

It’s time to revisit Pokémon Go

The summer of 2016 was the summer of Pokémon Go. Everywhere you went, you could see people playing the popular augmented-reality mobile game. But our love affair with it was short-lived. By the time Winter came along, millions of players had deleted the app from their phones.<p>It isn’t hard to see …

Pokémon

Cummings: ‘No idea why President Trump would make up a story about me like he did today’

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings swatted away President Trump’s claim that the Baltimore Democrat wouldn’t meet with him after repeated calls from the White House.<p>Trump made the comment during a wide-ranging news conference Thursday and speculated that Cummings may have been dissuaded from coming to the …

U.S. Congress

Car bomb in Somalia leaves at least 30 dead

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) —</b> At least 30 people were killed in a car-bomb blast at a market Sunday in Mogadishu, Capt. Abdirisak Mohamed, a senior Somali police officer, told CNN.<p>Medina Hospital medics said more than 50 people were injured, some critically. Those injured were mostly traders and …

Islamic Extremism

Trump's 'Sweden' terror remark leaves the internet laughing

Swedes were left scratching their heads over what happened #LastNightInSweden after US President Trump invented a terror attack in their nation. Now, the gaff has become a running joke on online.<p>Those still mourning the victims of the "Bowling Green massacre" now have a new terrorist attack to …

Donald Trump

Getting all your news from Facebook is like eating only potato chips, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue says

McCue has some ideas for fixing fake news and anonymous harassment online.<p>Flipboard is redesigning itself around the concept of “smart magazines,” collections of stories around specific topics that you choose to follow — and CEO Mike McCue wants you to know that humans are involved in choosing what …

Social Media

With Amazon Books, Jeff Bezos Is Solving Digital Retail's Biggest Design Flaw

Why is Amazon suddenly so interested in opening physical retail stores?<p>As upscale outdoor shopping centers go, Seattle's University Village is unusually forward thinking. There's a Starbucks, of course, but also a sushi place where the dishes roll by on a moving belt and each plate has an RFID …

Amazon

Chaos in the White House: 'There's never been anything like this'

After the fastest, most furious week yet for the Trump administration, America’s elder statesmen say they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude<p>When press officers at the White House glance up from their desks, they are constantly reminded of their boss’s big day. On the wall, in thick dark …

Donald Trump

A Texas Senator Broke A Table To Get A Woman To Stop Talking

Texas Sen. Charles Schwertner shattered his table with a gavel to tell a woman her time to testify was up<p>One Texas senator is literally cracking down …

Abortion

What Are Rosé Wines and How Are They Made? « Wine Vibe – Learn about Wine and Tasting Wine: The First Multilingual Wine Review and Wine Education Blog by Industry Professionals

There are several ways to make rose wines and you can find a lot of information about them online. You should be aware, however, that the four most …

The Crush Is The First Step In Turning Grapes Into Wine

Foot treading is anything but the homey, silly dance most drinkers imagine when they think of traditional grape-stomping rituals. In reality, foot …

Wine

How Wine is Made: From Grapes to Glass

<i>A picture guide of how wine is made, from picking grapes to bottling wine.</i><p>Depending on the grape, the region and the kind of wine that a winemaker …

How White Wines Are Made

While the majority of grapes that are cultivated for the production of white wine are classified as ‘white grapes’, in reality these grapes contain …

Wine

What Color Grapes Make Red, White or Blush Wines?

<b>What Color Grapes Make Red, White or Blush Wines?</b><p>What grapes make red, white or blush wines? The answer may not be what you expect.<p><b>Red Wine, Red</b> …

No-Bake Chocolate Coated Peanut Butter and Jam Doughnuts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

These peanut butter jam doughnuts are absolutely delicious – rich, filling, and indulgent but made from relatively good ingredients, including oats, …

18 WTF Moments From Trump's Unhinged Press Conference

Donald Trump took questions from the media on Thursday afternoon. The hastily called press conference came as a surprise to reporters, who would …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s combative, grievance-filled news conference, annotated

<i>A solemn President Trump turned his Thursday afternoon announcement of a new labor secretary nominee into a screed against the media and large-scale defense of his first four weeks as president.</i><p><i>It was remarkable. Trump hit all the usual points: the polls, the electoral college, the media, etc. He</i> …

Donald Trump

Congressman Compares Trump Administration to Stranger Things, Becomes Legend

“Mr. Speaker, like the main characters in <i>Stranger Things</i>, we are now stuck in the Upside Down.”<p>Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) took to the House …

Stranger Things

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if …

Security

While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate... a cartoon character

Angry Utahans shouted down Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, at the Republican’s recent town hall meeting.<p>“Do your job!” they chanted, scolding him for refusing to investigate the Trump administration.<p>In fairness to Chaffetz, he is busy with more pressing matters.<p>True, …

Government

Twitter has a field day roasting Sean Spicer's softball Skype questions

When things get tough at the White House's daily press briefings, Press Secretary Sean Spicer turns to his new Skype seats.<p>The questions that come in via video chat have been derided as softballs ever since they were included in the daily meetings at the beginning of the month. Tuesday's session, …

Sean Spicer

Secret Service director announces retirement

<b>(CNN) —</b> United States Secret Service director Joseph Clancy announced his retirement to the staff Tuesday, a spokesperson tells CNN.<p>"The success of the Secret Service is achieved with great sacrifice by all of you and your families," Clancy wrote in a letter to employees obtained by CNN. "Please …

Retirement

Diehard Coders Just Saved All of NASA’s Earth Science Data

On Saturday morning, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The sky was blue, the campanile was …

National Parks

Mar-a-Lago Members Got a Front Row Seat to Trump's Nuclear Crisis This Weekend, and They Took Pictures

Mar-a-Lago members really got the full benefits of their $14,000 annual dues (after a $200,000 initiation fee) this weekend when esteemed President …

Nuclear Weapons

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Introducing Apothic Inferno: Wine with a Whiskey Soul

MODESTO, Calif., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A pioneer in creating innovative blends that push the envelope of what is expected from a wine, …

What's that wine doing in a whiskey barrel?

Care for a wee dram to go with your shiraz from Oz?<p>Only heaven knows if the marriage of wine and whiskey barrels will last, but a handful of these out-of-the-ordinary wines are available right now. The idea itself might raise skepticism in a wine purist, and I have to admit that it did cause me to …

Trump correctly cites rising crime rates in cities

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday painted a dark picture of rising crime in American cities on Wednesday. But unlike a day earlier when he falsely claimed a record-high murder rate, Trump stuck to the facts.<p>The overall murder rate in the US's 30-largest cities in 2016 climbed …

Crime

Honestly, Those Sous Vide Egg Bites From Starbucks Are Delicious

Once you’ve stupidly left your home without eating breakfast, it can be a challenge to find something quick that doesn’t involve a disgusting number …

People Are Tweeting That Barack Obama Is Basically America’s Ex-Boyfriend

“New phone, who dis?” —Obama, probably<p>On Jan. 20, Barack Obama’s second term as the 44th president of the United States came to an end and he passed the torch to Donald Trump.<p>Since leaving the White House, Obama has quickly settled into vacation mode.<p>Most recently he’s been making water sports …

Barack Obama