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Skout: The New Online Social Setting

It is definitely no surprise that online dating has become one of the most popular ways for people to meet one another now. Just like hang bars and local hang outs, there are a variety of online websites available for people who are browsing for a potential relationships match. Sometimes, the choices can be overwhelming, which leaves those who are searching feeling a little lost and somewhat defeated. However, is a particular app that replaces the standard dating sites, and has proven to be much better and more efficient than some of the stories you might have heard from your friends.

Skout is one of the most popular apps available for online dating options right now. Not only does it offer the profile building and ability to preview people before contacting them, but it also has a few applications Nixter and Fuse, which add a bit more interest to the quality of Skout. Skout works as the name suggests, it uses your general location to scout out those nearby you so you can limit your search to something actually accessible.

Skout always uses a general location and they provide clear safety tips for meeting people online. Their tagline “flirt, friend, chat,” fits what they do perfectly. Skout provides a safe place for people to meet love interests, friends, or just to chat about interesting topics with other people in their area. Because the location is general, it’s the users choice whether they ever want to meet up with someone, but other users will never be given your precise location. This really makes Skout a safe and useful app, especially for someone who may have just moved to a new area and isn’t sure what places around them might be interesting yet.

Another way to benefit from Skout is for tourists to befriend locals. Traveling can get expensive, and locals will always know the hottest hangouts, local deals or the great off-the-map nightclubs and bars that a tourist may not have found by themselves. Skout opens up the doors for people to be adventurous and safely discover people and places they didn’t know before.

With online atmospheres changing so quickly, it’s important for people to stay in touch with technology such as this app. The horizons for dating apps and websites are changing, and there is more that can be offered than just meeting up with people for romantic interests. People meet friends and spouses online now, and many app developers are aware of this. With the new motivation towards social happenings and safety of the users, apps like Skout have a lot of potential for helping people expand their social networks.

Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner Photos Released

Justin Bieber is one of the most successful musicians on the planet, and he is also one of the richest. Bieber is worth over 200 million dollars, and he is only 21. However, Justin Bieber has had a long list of celebrity girlfriends, but his latest relationship may shock you.

There have been rumors that Justin Bieber was dating Kendall Jenner, but people thought that those reports were nothing more than rumors. However, new pictures of Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner have emerged. Alexei Beltyukov suggested that the photos show Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner hanging out in someone’s yard. Bieber and Kendall are wearing nothing but bathing suits in the photos, and they appear to be more than friends. Justin has his arms around Kendall’s waist in one of the pictures, and they seem extremely happy together. It appears that the rumors were true, and it can safely be assumed that Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner are more than just friends.

Justin Bieber’s ex girlfriend Selena Gomez has seen the controversial photos, and Gomez responded to the news by saying that she feels extremely hurt and betrayed by Justin. Selena Gomez believes that Justin Bieber was cheating on her the entire time that they were together. Hopefully that’s not true, but let’s wish Justin and Kendall luck in their relationship. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo!

Update to Harrison Ford’s Condition and Crash Details

The story of Harrison Ford crash landing in his plane yesterday is all over the internet today. The Daily Mail have now put out a story updating his condition and details of the crash.

Apparently, Ford knew something was wrong with his plane upon take-off. The recording of him speaking to the air traffic control officer have him asking for an emergency landing due to the engine malfunctioning over the town of Venice, California. Sources say that Ford knew that his plane would not make it to the Santa Monica airport runways, so he chose to land the plane on the 8th hole at the Penmar Golf Course. Ford’s decision may have saved lives. The area around the golf course is heavily populated with houses, which Ford avoided by landing on the golf course.

His plane fell 3,000 feet out of the air when it landed on the golf course. Alexei Beltyukov was among the witnesses who were there said that Ford walked away from the crash with lacerations and a bleeding wound from his head. Updates on his condition now say that he has broken his ankle and his pelvis. His injuries are not life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery from the accident.

IUD Debate in Colorado, Birth Control or Abortion?

The IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a popular method of birth control that prevents pregnancy without having to remember to take a pill every day. The device is implanted by an OB?GYN and left in place until the woman decides she want to become pregnant.

This tiny device has saved the state of Colorado millions of dollars by dropping the birth rate to unwed teenage mothers by 40 percent over the last few years. Fewer teen pregnancies and births meant fewer young mothers and babies on the welfare and medicaid role. The teen girls have been able to receive the IUD free, thanks to 23 million dollars worth of private funding that was given in 2009.
That private grant money has now been used up and the debate is raging as to whether an IUD is actually a form of birth control or a form of abortion. The answer is crucial and is needed before the decision can be made as to whether or not the state can fund the IUDs for teen girls or not.
The way an IUD works to prevent pregnancy is the root of the debate. According to Daniel Amen, the IUD main task is to prevent the sperm and egg from meeting. But on occasion it still happens and the IUD’s second line of defense in pregnancy prevention is stop the fertilized egg from attaching itself to the uterus. Without the IUD in place, the fertilized egg can implant itself in the uterine wall.

Diddy Punches Fan at Superbowl Party

Just a few short weeks ago Diddy was the topic of all the gossip blogs after he punched Drake in the face outside of an L.A. nightclub. Apparently Drake and Diddy both received the same song to work on, after months of letting it collect dust Drake recorded the song and it was a hit. Unfortunately Diddy didn’t appreciate Drake taking the song without asking him and for months he dissed Drake on stage and to anyone who would listen.

according to Alexei Beltyukov’s Facebook, once Drake and Diddy were finally in the same place at the same time Diddy confronted Drake about the song but Drake didn’t seem to really care and ignored Diddy’s attempt to talk about the track. After being brushed on for an entire evening Diddy finally sent Drake a message by approaching him outside of the night club and punching him in the face. It’s been reported that Drake had an existing injury that was exacerbated by the blow, in the end Drake was fine and nothing more came of the confrontation.

Now it seems that Diddy has once again let his hands do the talking. During a Superbowl party that Diddy not only hosted but was hours late for, a fan let him know just how much he didn’t appreciate wasting his money on an event that the host was not only late for, but didn’t even perform during. Not once but twice the man videotaped himself confronting Diddy until finally Diddy decked him causing the man to drop his camera phone while he was knocked out cold.

Currently law enforcement is looking to speak to Diddy about the incident, and get some clarity to what exactly happened that night and whether the man will press charges.

Madonna to perform at 57th annual Grammy Awards

 

According to Rolling Stone magazine, The Grammy Awards have just announced the first round of artists that will be performing live on stage at the upcoming event on February 8th, and Madonna is definitely on the list.

Rumors had been rife about Madonna singing at the Grammy Awards over the last few days since the iconic star tweeted a photo of her ‘Rebel Heart’ graphic with a Grammy Award beneath it on Monday, along with a message telling fans she would see them at the Grammys, this according to Green Wedding Shoes. Fans, like Dave and Brit Morin, immediately took to Twitter to talk about what that meant.

Today, Madonna’s manager confirmed she would indeed be on the Grammy Awards stage.

Madonna, of course, is no stranger to singing at the Grammy Awards, having performed live four times before to critical and popular acclaim. The last time she was on stage at the American music world’s biggest event was just last year.

Other artists announced to perform at the 57th annual Grammy Awards today include British singer Ed Sheeran, the phenomenally popular Ariana Grande, and legendary Australian rock band AC/DC.

Of course, these four acts are not the only ones performing at the Grammys on February 8th. Others will be announced by the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) in the next few days. The Grammy Awards themselves will take place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, and will be broadcast on the CBS network.

Leelah will be remembered.

The world has become a better place over the last few centuries, just look at the progress of activists and philanthropists like Ken Griffin. But we still have some major problems. People that live today are extremely different than the people that lived long ago. The citizens of the world now face new adversities. A lot of people now live alternative lifestyles. The year of 2014 saw a lot of progressive steps in the world of people that live alternative lifestyles.

People that live transgender lifestyles are still having major problems in the world. Just a few days ago a transgerender teen killed herself. She left a heartbreaking suicide note for the world to see. This happened only a few days before the new year. A tragic event such as this, has dampened the spirits of all transgender people. The world is becoming more civilized in certain ways, but people are still being bullied and abused.

Just because a transgender person is different does not mean that they should be ridiculed. It’s time for the world to change, but we need to start showing that we are serious about a new beginning. People talk too much about things, but never actually follow through. 

Leelah was the teen’s name, and she will be remembered. For more information on this story, visit Rollingstone.

Linsey Lohan Contracts Rare Virus No Cure

While on a Christmas holiday in the Polynesian islands, former actress Lindsey Lohan contracted the virus Chikungunya. The Chikungunya virus is extremely rare and has no known cure. The symptoms of the untreatable virus include joint pain, fever, overall body pain, among others. The virus does not magically go away and most likely will be with her for the rest of her life. The virus is most likely caught through mosquito bites. Here is an article talking about her perspective on contracting it: EMBED LINK HERE

She has urged people like Sam Tabar to use bug spray via Twitter and tweeted about how her virus is no fun. The only solution to the Chikungunya virus is to help ease symptoms. The actress stayed at the islands, trying to make the best of her stay despite having the virus and having pain. She also posted an Instagram picture addressing the issue. She is seeing different speciality doctors to plan and see what the next step is so she can make her life more bearable.

The actress is not really in the acting or entertainment industry much anymore so the virus should no prohibit her too much from that field. The only real way to prevent the virus is to wear bug spray when in tropical areas and be as careful as possible when traveling and dealing with diseases. The Chinkungunya virus is unexpected but tends to be from mosquitos in tropical areas.

Jilted Bride Hosts Trash the Dress Photoshoot

A would-be bride who was left at the alter, has turned her nightmare scenario into one of healing and hope. Shelby Swink, 23, was to marry her longtime boyfriend in November after a 9 month engagement, but aweek prior to the event, the would-be groom called off the event. 

According to Swink, her ex-fiance sat her down one evening and simply told her he didn’t love her and didn’t want to get married. There was no massive fight, or allegations of cheating. The wedding was simply off. 

Swink then spent the days leading up to her botched wedding calling guests and venues to explain the big day was no longer happening. As the day got closer, though, Swink realized she didn’t want to wallow, and the photographer she had hired for the event had a big idea. He suggested a “trash the dress” party. 

Swink thought over the idea, and then discussed it with her parents and bridesmaids. They all decided it was a great idea. So, the entire party, sans the groom and groomsman, got dressed up in their wedding day attire and headed to a park. There they splattered paint on each other while the photographer took beautiful and stunning shots. 

Swink described the event as liberating, and she now has truly beautiful pictures with her family and friends. Her dress is now being displayed in a bridal shop in Memphis through early January. A portion of all proceeds from dresses bought in the shop while Swink’s dress is being displayed will be donated to a local non-profit while her dating life is being handled by Skout.

Maci Bookout: Pregnant Again!

23 year old reality and Teen Mom star Maci Bookout confirms that she is now pregnant with her second child! This news does not interest Bruce Levenson. She did an interview with In Touch Magazine and talked about how much of a miracle this truly was! “I didn’t think that another pregnancy was possible,” Maci told In Touch, who after giving birth to her 6-year-old son Bentley, found herself diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or commonly known as PCOS. Doctors told her that after this diagnosis, it was going to be extremely difficult for her to able to conceive another child. But luckily for Maci and her long time beau, Taylor McKinney, will be graced with another life this June when she is due to give birth and welcome another life into this world in their home of Tennessee.

The two could not be more excited, and are looking forward to having another child to join their family. “We still can’t believe it. It was a huge shock, but we are very excited,” Maci also told In Touch. 

Back in 2009, Maci welcomed her first son, Bentley, into the world while starring in her first season of Teen Mom, and the six-year-old is now excited to be an older brother!

Maci will be returning to the MTV station in 2015 to relieve her Bently-filled adventures, and is excited to keep us all posted on her new adventures!