Kendra Wilkinson Weeps in Front of The World

Kendra Wilkson weeps in front of the world over her family heartache and cries for the world to let them be and deal with current events in private. Yet, amongst the displays of outrage over numerous rumors, spousal cheating and indignation for her children she continues to put her self in front of camera after camera. After over a decade in the public eye the former playboy bunny and girlfriend to Hugh Hefner may now being feeling the heat the comes along with loving the attention.

—– From The Washington Post —-

Wilkinson has never been shy about showing personal details on television. This season, Baskett isn’t even around for the first few episodes, so it’s officially the Kendra show. The Season 3 premiere opens with Wilkinson bawling hysterically in her living room this past June, falling on the floor wracked with sobs as an alarmed friend wraps her in a hug. It’s the kind of scene you cringe away from because it feels so, so private. Then you remember she invited the cameras into her…

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RBCC Opens Talks to Help Develop Revolutionary Breakthrough in $60 Billion Drug Delivery Market

RBCC Opens Talks to Help Develop Revolutionary Breakthrough in $60 Billion Drug Delivery Market

NOKOMIS, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC) biotech division Rainbow BioSciences is currently in talks to help develop and market a revolutionary, sustained-release drug delivery platform that could soon make local delivery of biologic agents and small molecules safer, more effective and more convenient than ever before.

The company is currently working on a potential joint venture agreement with a privately held drug delivery company developing the novel technology. The delivery platform is being engineered to solve the problems posed by systemic drug delivery, including oral and IV delivery. In many cases, systemically delivered drugs can’t reach sufficient concentrations in target organs to be effective without damaging the liver, kidneys or heart. Often, systemic delivery also requires frequent, expensive injections.

The technology RBCC is currently reviewing has the potential to enable selective, site-specific delivery, allowing for lower drug concentrations and greatly reducing the risk of drug toxicity.

“Because it’s a sustained-release delivery system, patients could potentially only need one injection every six months,” said RBCC CEO Patrick Brown. “In addition to helping millions of patients struggling with chronic conditions, the technology also has the benefit of extending the patent life cycles of drugs, giving potential pharmaceutical partners a tremendous market advantage.”

“RBCC hopes to conclude its due diligence work on the drug delivery company and sign a joint venture agreement to begin getting the new technology into doctors’ hands in the next few weeks,” Brown added.

For more information on Rainbow BioSciences’ current projects, please visit www.rainbowbiosciences.com/investors.html.

Rainbow BioSciences will develop new medical and research technology innovations to compete alongside companies such as Bristol Myers Squibb Co.  (NYS: BMY) , Biogen Idec Inc.  (NAS: BIIB) , Abbott Laboratories  (NYS: ABT)  and Amgen Inc.  (NAS: AMGN) .

About Rainbow BioSciences

Rainbow BioSciences, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rainbow Coral Corp. (OTCBB: RBCC). The Company continually seeks out new partnerships with biotechnology developers to deliver profitable new medical technologies and innovations. For more information on our growth-oriented business initiatives, please visit www.RainbowBioSciences.com. For investment information and performance data on the Company, please visit www.RainbowBioSciences.com/investors.html.

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Mardi Gras and Your Mortgage Rates. Do They Mix?

 

Does Mardi Gras have a an impact on your mortgage rate and property value? Or could this huge money maker event for New Orleans actually help homeowners?

The Economics of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is not a singular event, but more of a season marked by Carnival parades, parties and other festivities that lead up to Fat Tuesday. New Orleans serves as the epicenter of the celebrations, where hundreds of thousands of people travel from across the U.S. and beyond to hang out, eat king cake, drink beer and toss strings of plastic beads.

With tourists and residents alike spending money in costume shops, bars, hotels and more, the direct economic impact of Mardi Gras has been estimated to be anywhere from $144 million to more than $500 million, depending on who you ask. Regardless of the exact number, however, it’s certain that the southern Louisiana economy would not be the same without Mardi Gras money coming in every year.

What Affects Property Value in New Orleans?

Of course, the things that make Mardi Gras such a great time are not necessarily the same characteristics you would want to find in the neighborhood you plan to live in for the next 30 years or longer. Big events such as Mardi Gras attract large crowds of out-of-towners and create an environment conducive to increased criminal activity.

For example, thebestofneworleans.com reported that last year, 1,056 8th District “arrest actions” (actual arrests as well as summonses) were made during Carnival season. Additionally, drug arrests increased 200 percent over 2011, and 33 guns were found by police.

Of course, crime and property values do not mix, with heightened crime numbers often leading to lower home values. Even so, New Orleans homeowners don’t have to worry about this annual event putting a damper on their property values.

Property Valuation in New Orleans

Real estate blogger Peter G. Miller points out that the housing market in New Orleans is quite unique. In a post on ourbroker.com, he explains “A mansion with huge oaks can be on the same block as a small home that looks ready for demolition. Uncut grass grows in empty lots where homes once stood, victims of Katrina or just old age and little money.”

Miller adds that the architecture in New Orleans is unlike any other city, as well, with deceptively small, cramped homes stretching along long, skinny lots, giving way to high ceilings and generous square footage — “shotgun” architecture, as he calls it.

All of these factors make property valuation in the city complicated. Even so, New Orleans remains a highly-desirable place to live despite residual Katrina damage — perhaps even because of it, since much of the rehabilitation efforts in the city have brought new buildings and new jobs to the area. Home values are reflective of this, and Mardi Gras celebrations only help, supplying money and jobs needed to continue rebuilding New Orleans.

The New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors reported last summer that after years of declines, the New Orleans housing market was finally climbing again with home sales increasing 10 percent between spring 2011 and spring 2012. And according to real estate site Zillow, New Orleans metro area home values have increased by six percent year-over-year, ending 2012 with an average value of $168, 200….

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Warm Bodies Dominants Box Office

 

As 2013 gets underway, so do the stream of new movies seeking to capture our attention. People find themselves with the dilema of choosing which movie they are going to spend their money on over the weekend. Well, Based on the lastest box office results the decision should be a little but easier to make this weekend, Warm Bodies.

WINNER OF THE WEEK: Horror hybrids. Turns out this time of year, usually a dead zone for movies, is a good time for the undead. Warm Bodies, the third tongue-in-cheek horror hybrid in the last month, did very well, opening with an estimated $20 million. Its success follows the path recently blazed by winter 2013 hits A Haunted House and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (last week's champ and this week's Number Two, with an estimated $9.2 million for the weekend and a total of $34.5 million over 10 days). Add to the list more traditional horror, such as Texas Chainsaw 3D and Mama (this week's fourth-place film, with an estimated $6.7 million and a three-week total of $58.2 million), and you can see how the winter chill has been good for chillers at the multiplex. (Rounding out the top five are Oscar hopefuls Silver Linings Playbook, up one slot to Number Three on estimated earnings of $8.1 million, for $80.4 million to date, and Zero Dark Thirty, also holding up well in fifth place with an estimated $5.3 million take and a total of $77.8 million so far.)

Warm Bodies could do even better by the time final numbers come out on Monday; its current total is a loose estimate skewed by the Super Bowl, which could keep more of the audience away Sunday afternoon and evening than the studios have predicted. Still, as a blend of two genres with strong female appeal (horror and romantic comedy), the zombie love story probably won't suffer too much damage from the gridiron extravaganza….

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Auto Loan Balances For The U.S. Report Huge Numbers

Interesting news for the U.S auto purchaser. Auto loan balances hit record high numbers since 2009. Hopefully this is a good sign of a strong economic comeback. Or are we just getting ourselves into more debt?

U.S. auto purchasers are borrowing more money and doing better at repaying their loans, Equifax Inc. reported today.

The credit reporting company (NYSE: EFX) said the balances of U.S. consumers’ auto loans hit $782 billion at the end of January, the highest level since January 2009 for a 48-month high.The total number of existing loans hit 59 million, Equifax (NYSE: EFX) said.

Loans funded through financial institutions such as banks, savings and loans or credit unions, are at more than $372 billion, realizing a 60-month high and back to pre-recession levels. Similarly, at more than$409 billion, balances on loans funded by auto finance companies are at its highest level in 46 months, Equifax said.

Delinquency rates within the auto portfolio are also improving, and by year-end 2012 decreased by nearly 11 percent from same time a year ago, while auto loan and lease losses in that same period dropped nearly 10 percent.

“Sales of new cars and light trucks are rising steadily, though they are still well below pre-recession levels of roughly 17 million units,” said Equifax Chief Economist Amy Crews Cutts. “Yet auto lending, including leases, is now back to pre-recession levels, driven in part by the very attractive interest rates being offered on these loans and a gradual increase in willingness to lend to less-than-perfect credit borrowers.”…

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Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home With Peppermint Oil


If you were to ask anyone that knows me what it is that I am truly afraid of, the answer you would receive is spiders. I cannot stand spiders, not even a little bit. If I see a spider anywhere in my house the next thing you will see is a phonebook is going flying across the room and hopefully landing on the spider or flattening it against a wall.

By thanks to the advice of a friend and their recommendation of peppermint oil I have not seen a single solitary spider in ages.

You see spiders seem to be intolerant of the peppermint scent and if one smells or comes in contact with even the slightest hint of peppermint they flee in the opposite direction. Away from me and my house, thank goodness.

If you want to get rid of the spiders in your home too follow these simple steps. First, go out and get yourself some peppermint oil and a spray bottle. When you get home fill up you spray bottle with some water and about 15-20 drop of the peppermint oil (give or take depending on the size of your spray bottle). The goal is to ensure that the mixture has a sufficient enough scent of peppermint. Now go through your house and simply spray all of the cracks, gaps, and little corners where these little buggers like to hide and sneak in and out of.

If you are looking for something a little more pungent and power instead of diluting the water simple take some cotton balls and apply the peppermint oil directly to the ball and place the cotton ball directly into the crack and gaps. That will really send spider in a completely different direction. However, not everyone enjoys having cotton balls randomly planted throughout their homes. Whichever method you choose to use, in my experience has worked equally and my result have been truly satisfying. I am now spider free.

If you do not know where to get some good peppermint oil simply head over to Amazon and pick up some of Plant Therapy’s peppermint oil from their essential oil collection. You can get some top quality peppermint oil for $9.99 as well as a spray bottles for as little as $1.59. If you are interested in taking advantage of some free shipping be sure to also check out some more Plant Therapy’s other essential oil collections and products, Amazon offers free shipping on most orders of $25 or more.

Grandpa Loses His Favorite Pictures


When 67 year old Alex Thiel turned his computer on and saw a blank screen, he realized he had just lost everything. For many of us our entire lives are stored on your computers. We save everything from important documents, files, music and most valuable our family photos, our memories. Many believe that by simply having these items and artifacts stored on our computers ensure their safety and that there is no need to back up anything; unfortunately, that is not the case. One never knows when one those horrible viruses floating out there are going to attack our computers and wipe away everything that we have saved. In an instant everything has been destroyed and we are left with nothing but a crashed or empty computer. Goodbye memories.

Many have to learn the hard way the importance of backing up the content that we store on computers simply because they do not know the benefits of backing up their files to a secure location. These individuals have just not been fortunate enough to learn about backup systems such as online storage back up. Let’s start with these simply questions and answers:

 What exactly is backing up?

The process of backing up pertains to the copying or duplicating and/or preserving of one’s computer files in the event of a computer crash or damage.

Why should I back up?

In a nut shell if somehow your computer gets stolen or completely wiped out and all of your files get erased you have them saved on some form of external back up (storage). Peace of mind and security.

What exactly is online back up?

Online backup is simply saving all of your stored computer files to a secure and reliable online (virtual) storage server; usually provided by an online provider. It’s online protection for your memories.

Now, let us discuss some of the pros and cons of online backup. There are pros and cons for everything. When it comes to backing up online it is important to keep in mind that an internet connection is essential. Without a reliable internet source you will not be able to secure your files online. Also, the better and more secure you internet connection the faster you will be able to secure you files and the better your connection (broadband is always more reliable that dial up) the more you will be able to transfer at once. Another thing to keep in mind is that there is usually some sort of fee charged by the storage providers but this is generally a very minimal amount ($5-6 dollars per month).

Now, here are some of the perks of using an online backup system. Every day you are give the peace of mind of knowing that your files are automatically being backed so that no matter what, whether there is a flood, fire or theft you will always be able to retrieve you files; your files will never become lost. Next restoration, restoration is easy as easy as 1, 2, 3 let’s say your computer crashes or gets hit by a virus once your computer is repaired and running up to par or you purchase another computer, all you have to do is go online (step 1), access your account with your storage provider (step 2)and click restore (step3) and all of your files, music and/or photos will be restored to your computer; Like I said 1, 2, and 3. Lastly, no additional hardware (that could become damaged or stolen), you will not have to go out and purchase any clunky or floppy anything in order to ensure your files security, save the space.

Ultimately it is always up to you whether or not your files, music and memories are important enough to secure. But if they are online backup is a safe, reliable and even better an affordable method in backing up; there will be no need to break the bank to protect your files. So, go out there look into some storage providers figure out which one works for you and make the switch, you will be glad you did. Our memories are invaluable give them the protection they deserve.

Alleged Sexual Abuse in Octomom’s Household

A number of Octomom’s previous nannies have stepped forward and told officials … Nadya Suleman allowed one of her young boys to sexually abuse his siblings inside the home … this as mentioned in documents.

According to sources in L.A., the former nursemaids were definitely in communication with Child Protective Services … and explained to officials they directly observed the abuse.

The nannies have not implied that Octomom had participated in the sexually abused her children — however according to one of the nannies who was interviewed, “(One of the boys) would take (his sibling) away and take her to another area. And he would be touching her.”

“She never did (anything). ‘It’s okay, don’t worry about it.’ That was her attitude.” the woman continued.

Based on the reports, the former nannies also stated that they had witnessed Nadya bind her eight infants to their bed with cheese cloths encompassing their waists to keep them from crawling out of their cribs … and in addition blocked the door to the kid’s bedroom with a chair from the outside so she could rest in peace.

Lindsay Lohan Bails Out Dina Lohan

Lindsay Lohan was stating the honest truth when she stated her mother had been on the verge of having her house going into foreclosure …and actually Dina Lohan is not at all out of the woods just yet … We have learned.

As reported by sources … JP Morgan Chase Bank filed legal documents in 2010 to foreclose on Dina’s Long Island home due to the fact that she had neglected to make her mortgage payments.

Now here’s where it gets intriguing …The financial institution and Dina came to some sort of arrangement during which mother Lohan assented to a revised payment plan which will prevent her property from being auctioned off.

Those close to Lindsay have revealed … Dina Lohan failed to ante up on her own — she received money from her daughter in order to make her mortgage payments.

We’ve been told Lindsay made payments that made it simpler for Dina to climb out of the hole she was in, having said that just recently she defaulted again on her payments and Lindsay had to provide Dina with some more rescue funds — $40,000.  And that is certainly the 40 grand that Lindsay and her mother were arguing over when things became heated between the two in the town car very early Wednesday.

One final thing, we’re informed Dina pulled lots of alternate money from the Bank of Lindsay, this includes money that was meant to help pay for her younger brother’s university fees.

Stacey Dash Takes Heat For Supporting Mitt Romney

Stacey Dash known for starting in the hit movie “Clueless” recently tweeted about her support for GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, together with a patriotic bathing suit image of herself.

However her political opinion has grown to become the display of vicious online attacks, mostly expressing blunt distaste that she isn’t supporting President Obama and race is almost certainly a key motivator behind the online abuse.

“You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice. You poor beautiful idiot,” one Twitter user wrote, while @Black Voice wrote, “Stacey Dash had a perm since birth. I knew I couldn’t trust her.. lol.”

They also accused the actress of “voting for white supremacy,” declaring she “is white with a dark tan,” as well as calling Dash a lot of unpleasant names.

A small number of Obama supporters essentially went even further as to motivate “the old hag” to “kill herself.” One of the suicide encourager shows up as a doctor as well as politically proactive Democrat living in Washington D.C., and also although he reportedly has already deleted the inflammatory “kill yourself” tweet, it was snagged by social media news site, Twitchy.com.   Nonetheless Dash appears to be taking the backlash in stride.   “My humble opinion… EVERYONE is entitled to one,” she tweeted in response.

But also the 46-year-old’s plug for Romney pulled plenty of applause, too. “Thank you for being willing to think for yourself despite what your haters have to say,” tweeted a user, while another user noted, “You can NEVER, EVER (did I say never?) NEVER leave the Dem party if you r Black. Once you do, the name calling begins.”

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