A U.S. official denied reports that Trump was considering pulling out of peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinians after a rift opened up in the first meeting between Trump aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat reported Saturday that the meeting between Kushner and Abbas had been “tense.” Abbas was allegedly furious when Kushner relayed a set of demands from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a translation of the report by the Jerusalem Post. Israeli daily Haaretz reported that Palestinian officials were “greatly disappointed” following their Wednesday meeting with Kushner and Jonathan
According to the April statistical snapshot from the Social Security Administration (SSA), nearly 61.4 million people were receiving a monthly benefit check. A whopping 68% of these individuals are retired workers. More than 60% of these retired workers, per the SSA, count on their monthly benefit check to comprise at least half of their monthly income. Social Security simply is that important to the financial well-being of our nation's seniors. Social Security is less than two decades away from a big problem Unfortunately, Social Security itself isn't in great shape. To begin with, the ongoing retirement of baby boomers from the workforce is pushing the worker-to-beneficiary ratio ever lower.
The following story, "No, White Friend - You Weren't 'Embarrassed' by Barack Obama," was originally published on JohnPavlovitz.com. I remember the day after the Election, a friend of mine who happens to be white, remarked on social media that he "finally wasn't embarrassed of America and our President."
DEAR ABBY: I’m a single 38-year-old woman. I haven’t been in a relationship in more than 10 years because of school, work and kids. Lately, since I graduated, I have been on a string of blind dates. Men seem to want to hold my hand, touch my hair, stroke my arm, etc. right away. When I say I don’t like it, they say they are “just being affectionate” because they like me. I’m a cerebral person. I have fallen in love with men who are not conventionally attractive because they appealed to me intellectually. I have rejected handsome men because we weren’t intellectually compatible. Until I feel some sort of rapport, I might as well be asexual. I am not turned on, and I do NOT want to be touched.
Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of "100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation," explains what to do if you're ever attacked by a dog. Follow BI Video: On Twitter
If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery." He had staples in his head and a drooping eyelid, and Backstorm noticed that the kids "were getting their cell phones out and trying to take pictures of him with Snapchat filters" to text to their friends. "I'm just not very confident sometimes in my adulthood . . . that I can be an adult in situations like this," Backstorm said in a Facebook