Cyndi Lauper

209 Flips | 2 Magazines | 31 Likes | 1 Following | 1 Follower | @livelovejuicy | Keep up with Cyndi Lauper on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Cyndi Lauper”

Don't give money to the Red Cross — here's why we need a new kind of disaster relief

But thanks to CNN it felt like the anguish and terror were happening in the next cubicle. I still remember the fear on the fishermen's faces and watching mothers cry as they searched for their children in the waves.<p>Powerless, eager to help, I did the only thing I could think of: I went online and …

What Has Made Baltimore So Heartless?

Baltimore

Take a rare look at the enormous mansions hidden behind the Hamptons' famously high hedges

Beyond its beautiful beaches, bays, and lagoons is another type of eye candy native to the Hamptons: gorgeous, hidden real estate.<p>At the end of snaking driveways, with huge shrubs blocking any roadside view, some of the East End's most breathtaking homes are rarely seen — at least until now.<p>Jeff …

Deadly violence continues to climb in Mexico, where an ascendant cartel is strengthening its grip on power

Deadly violence declined slightly between March and April this year in Mexico, but the first four months of the year marked a grisly milestone.<p>The first one-third of 2017 saw 8,705 homicide victims throughout Mexico, 32% more than in the same period last year and 49.8% more than were recorded …

Mexico

How to have perfect hygiene — according to science

But we're here to shake things up.<p>Heeding advice from medical associations and professionals, we compiled the optimal ways to keep yourself clean, healthy — and looking sharp.

Massive creature washes up on Indonesian island - but what is it?

A giant carcass found washed up on a beach in Indonesia’s central Maluku province puzzled locals and authorities trying to identify the massive creature.<p>The massive carcass was found on Hulung Beach on Serum Island on Tuesday night by a local man, the Jakarta Globe reported.<p>Asrul Tuanakota, 37, …

Animals

Twitter has some thoughts about the Republican Obamacare replacement

According to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), people with preexisting conditions will be entered into "high risk pools," which will be funded by the government.<p>Experts have said the pools could end up underfunded, potentially harming people who have preexisting conditions.<p>After Democratic Sen. …

Health Care

A record number of Americans are serving life in prison

A report from The Sentencing Project released Wednesday stated one out of every seven prisoners in the US is serving a life sentence in some capacity. This includes someone in prison for life with parole, life without parole or a "virtual life" sentence of 50 years or more.<p>Of the 206,268 people …

Can America’s Department Stores Survive?

At 11 p.m. last Thanksgiving, shortly before Thursday became Black Friday, the crowds were thick at Macy’s massive flagship store in Manhattan. Some …

The Justice Department is ditching its lawsuit over North Carolina's bathroom law

Under President Barack Obama, the DOJ had fought HB2 in court, alleging that it violated multiple federal laws; Attorney General Loretta Lynch dramatically announced her agency's lawsuit in a groundbreaking speech denouncing transphobia.<p>Under President Donald Trump, however, the agency has taken a …

Almost anyone can get a car loan now — and that's not a good thing for the country

Boluch, who lives in Massachusetts, was freelancing and wasn't making much money. She didn't have much in savings. On top of that, she had a credit score below 500, which is considered very risky.<p>It took visits to numerous dealerships in the Boston area before she found one that would let her …

The most terrifying villain in 'Get Out' is white womanhood — here's why

On a recent episode of Jeff Goldsmith's podcast The Q&A, the host asked his guest, "Get Out" director Jordan Peele, about how he had conceived of the movie's white girlfriend Rose, played by Allison Williams.<p>In the sharp horror satire, Rose brings her boyfriend Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) to meet her …

An American cultural revolution is killing cookie-cutter homes — here's what homebuilders are selling instead

The cookie-cutter neighborhood is an iconic American symbol of suburbia — the architecture is uniform, the lawns manicured, the colors drawn from the same palette. Facades of the houses may vary, but local kids immediately know where to find the bathroom or kitchen when they enter a neighbor's …

Housing

Racist Assault At A Child's Birthday Party Yields Long Prison Terms In Georgia

A Georgia judge has sentenced Kayla Norton, 25, and Jose "Joe" Torres, 26, to spend a combined 19 years in prison for their role in a group's racist rampage at an 8-year-old's birthday party — an assault that included shouting racial slurs, making armed threats and waving Confederate battle …

Crime

She Almost Killed Charles Manson

Nearly 50 years after testifying against him, Windy Bucklee is telling her story for the first time of meeting the murder mastermind in the years …

Crime

Mexico's bloody cartel realignment is intensifying in one of the country's smallest states

Spiraling violence in Mexico has largely been driven by the shifting dynamics of the drug trade, as large organizations break apart and new groups fight for territory and market share.<p>While levels of violence are high in many places, perhaps nowhere has the rise been as dramatic as in Colima, a …

7 red flags not to overlook at an open house

When you're on the hunt for a new home, weekends spent touring open houses can quickly veer from fun to daunting by house No. 3. Keeping track of which home had that great kitchen (but terrible master bath) versus the home with a terrible backyard but a great floor plan can be tough. And while no …

Nobody knows where the bottom is for brick-and-mortar retailers

And while we're not yet to the point where we have to wonder if the concept of the mall still makes sense, in some markets, giant shopping centers will close due to lack of tenants. Even those malls that pull through will have a lot of space to fill.<p>It's a difficult transition made even harder by …

Trump's Inaugural Speech Sounded More Like A Takeover

Friday was a triumphant day for the new president -- but you wouldn't know it from his angry, conspiratorial address.<p>WASHINGTON ― Forgive me, but I love presidential inaugurations.<p>Covering politics and adoring America ― especially our Constitution ― I relish the pageantry of the law-based …

Donald Trump

Four Reasons Trump Will Quit

As startling and unprecedented as it may be, there's a good chance Donald Trump won't finish out even one term as president. Yes, Richard Nixon resigned from office, so technically, there is a "precedent," but Nixon's case was different. Nixon resigned in disgrace to avoid being impeached--to avoid …

Inside Brutal Baby Lollipops Murder Case That Shook South Florida

Twenty-five years ago, a baby was found murdered in Miami Beach – and the mother accused of the heinous crime still maintains her innocence<p>Ana María …

Crime

The Baltimore Phantom

<b>The witness describes an anomaly that has been reported before, which I'll explain later:</b><br>“I was in Baltimore in the hood so I was paying attention to …

Paranormal

Pablo Escobar Medellin cartel Jeb Bush extradition

Colombian Government Photo/Reuters/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>In the late 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin cartel was the most powerful drug-trafficking organization in the world.<p>As such, Escobar and his associates had attracted the attention of Colombian authorities.<p>Violence in Colombia had …

Mexico

Donald Trump once again described America as a crime-ridden hellscape. It’s not.

Trump said minority Americans “are living in hell because it’s so dangerous.” But crime is down overall.<p>At the presidential debate on Monday, Donald Trump once again described American cities as totally crime-ridden — at one point saying that black and Latino Americans “are living in hell because …

18 Creepy True Crime Podcasts That'll Keep You Up At Night

Sweet dreams.<p>Note: Submissions have been edits for length/clarity.

Crime

The Mysterious, Unsolved Case of Eight Dead Sex Workers in the Louisiana Bayou

Allegations of politicians and cops patronizing prostitutes and negligence by local law enforcement are still swirling around the brutal killings of eight women between 2005 and 2009.<p><b>Get the VICEApp on iOS and Android</b><p>Louisiana's Jefferson Davis Parish first seized a grip on Ethan Brown's …

The Private Prison Industry's New Criminal Justice Ventures

The DOJ’s decision to end contracts with private prison companies may not stop their growth in the long run.<p>The Department of Justice’s sudden announcement in August that it would phase out contracts with private prison companies caused stocks of the industry’s two biggest leaders, GEO Group and …

U.S. Department of Justice

Saving the best of abandoned Baltimore rowhouses

In the 1500 block of McKean Ave., on the western edge of Sandtown, men and women of the early 21st century pull apart what workers of the late 19th …

London School of Economics

Scientists just got closer to understanding the genetic roots of crime — and it's making them nervous

Similarly, there's no easy answer to the question of why some people end up in jails and prisons while others do not. It's a mathematical reality that the American criminal justice system disproportionately punishes poor people and black people for the same crimes as wealthier and white people.<p>But …

Here Are The 12 Most Dangerous Places In Maryland After Dark

It's no surprise that Baltimore is number one when it comes to dangerous places in Maryland. Its violent crime rate surpasses all other Maryland …