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When you are looking for the best debt reduction lawyer, taking the time to make sure that you are choosing the right person to work with is very important. Before we get into more information regarding debt , we will cover the basics as to what it really takes for your to make sure that you choose the right lawyer if you need to consolidate your loans or if you find yourself in a situation needing legal help with your finances.

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Finding the right lawyer can be a difficult task especially if you do not have any prior experience. In fact, you will have to consider certain conditions prior to finding the right lawyer for your task. On this note, many lawyers often give free consultation to see if they match your need. Even if you are going for a basic legal advice or other serious matter, never take the issue of finding the right lawyer lightly. Is your quest after finding a lawyer that delivers with top-notch professionalism? Are you willing to hire the best lawyer that stands the test of time? Reading through the rest part of this article will help you effectively.

Always determine the type of lawyer that you need. Take your time to know the actual prospect of your need prior to hiring a lawyer. In case your prospect is into business, then look for a professional in that area. You will be able to get the best result as required.

Recommendation is a big factor that should not be underestimated when looking for the right lawyer. Ask from your family, friends, agents or relatives. You will surely get one or two referrals. Contact the listed lawyers and ask of the term of their service. This will help you narrow your list to a successful option.

Finding a lawyer with insurance coverage dictates high professionalism. Always ensure to hire a lawyer that has insurance coverage against any damage. You will be safe in time of trouble. Reputation is also a great factor that you can look at prior to selecting the right lawyer. Always go for a lawyer that is highly reputable in the public.

Finally, budget is also a great factor that can help you select the right lawyer for your need. Always hire or select a lawyer without breaking the bank. You will always have the need to be happy at the end of the whole process.

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In Trump’s America, Frustration Is So High That ‘Headdesk’ Is A Verb

Merriam-Webster defines ?headdesk? as an internet neologism ?used to express frustration or exasperation.? 

Apparently, it also describes the dictionary?s reaction to having its helpful language advice once again ignored by President Donald Trump.

On May 8, Trump issued another of his memorable misspellings, tweeting, ?Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to W.H. Council.? Oops, wrong council/counsel, pointed out indefatigable word defender Merriam-Webster

Just 10 days later, however, Trump was at it again, this time with a weird mashup between the two spellings in a now-deleted tweet: ?With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed.?

Catch that? The has become an e, but unfortunately it?s still right after a c. That?s not a word!

This time, Merriam-Webster was too exhausted to reiterate its previous correction, simply following up on the May 8 thread to relay their reaction:

Apparently a facepalm just wasn?t enough. 

According to Merriam-Webster, ?headdesk? is derived from the literal slamming of one?s head into a desk out of frustration or annoyance. The abbreviated term arose online, initially in late ?90s forums, and has been popularized on social media and other digital communications as a quick, colorful way of conveying one?s irritation.

?The word headdesk is used most often interjectionally, or a parenthetical comment on something,? the dictionary notes, but with outrage and frustration becoming a constant feature of the political scene, it?s no wonder we?re increasingly using it as a verb or even a gerund.

Merriam-Webster has been headdesking over Trump?s reckless disregard for the English language for some time. Given all the troublesome news coming out of the White House ? the least of which may be its spelling woes ? we should probably all get comfortable with the word, and its application.

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Cops In This City Haven’t Killed Anyone Since 2015. Here’s One Reason Why.

The Salt Lake City Police Department has gone more than a year and a half since its last fatal officer-involved shooting. Twenty months without a death.

Across the country, police officers have shot and killed at least 367 people so far this year, according to a Washington Post tally. That?s a slighter deadlier pace than the previous two years, despite the national debate over police reform sparked by the 2014 killing of Michael Brown.

But officials in Salt Lake City have done more than talk, according to a heartening report on KSTU this week. In Utah?s capital, police have actively embraced a tactic called de-escalation.

The officers being trained in de-escalation are encouraged to communicate and empathize with suspects, take stock of the factors contributing to a confrontation, and consider ways to disengage before the situation spirals out of control, leading to the use of force.

With this policy in place, there hasn?t been a fatal encounter between officer and civilian in Salt Lake City since September 2015. That case involved a home intruder who had just stabbed a woman. The officer?s actions were found to be justified.

In 37 instances since June 2016, officers have managed to de-escalate situations in which they might otherwise have been justified in using lethal force, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown told KSTU. To emphasize the importance of this approach, officers in those incidents have been given the department?s new de-escalation award.

?The Salt Lake City Police Department is probably one of the leading agencies in the country as far as how we train and deploy and use these tactics to de-escalate and save lives,? Brown said.

In one such incident, captured in a body camera video, an officer confronts a knife-wielding suspect following a traffic stop. As the man advances, the officer backs up, using his cruiser as cover ? ?giving ground? in police terminology. This gives the cop time to regroup and draw his Taser. He then stuns the suspect and disarms him, before pulling out the handcuffs.

?I think he saved a life,? said Brown.

Watch the KSTU report here.

To be fair, the greater use of de-escalation tactics is likely not the only reason for the low number of police-involved shootings, Detective Greg Wilking, a public information officer for the police department, told HuffPost.

?We don?t have some of the problems that some of the major cities and metropolitan areas have,? Wilking said. ?It?s a fairly calm place to be a police officer.?

Plus, the city?s population is less than 200,000 and it has experienced fairly low levels of crime compared with other cities of similar size. Of course, no one can promise there?ll never be another police-involved killing.

Controversial shootings over the past few years swept Salt Lake City police into the broader debate around reform. In an August 2014 incident that received nationwide coverage, an officer fatally shot Dillon Taylor, an unarmed 20-year-old, just days after the Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

In January 2015, an officer shot and killed James Barker, 42, who was armed with nothing more than a snow shovel, which he?d used to strike the officer.

In February 2016, the department again drew citywide criticism ? and at least one protest that turned violent ? when an officer shot Abdi Mohamed, then 17, leaving him paralyzed. Mohamed was a suspect in an assault and was reportedly armed with a metal mop handle at the time he was shot.

All three incidents of gunfire were ultimately deemed to have been justified, and Wilking suggested that appropriate efforts to de-escalate would not have changed the outcomes in those cases.

But with each shooting came renewed calls from activists and community members demanding change. In the wake of the Mohamed shooting, Chief Brown told the city council that his officers were spending nearly a quarter of their training time learning various de-escalation techniques.

That remains true today, said Wilking. ?We?ve spoken with and listened to members of the community and we?ve looked into other types of training that the community has felt would be beneficial,? he added.

De-escalation is not a new concept in law enforcement, and Salt Lake City officers aren?t the only ones trained in its use. Wilking said many other police departments have also been working to revamp their policies, even if those efforts don?t get recognized.

?You often hear about when a shooting incident happens, but you don?t hear about all the times someone doesn?t get shot,? he said.

Since the rate of shootings nationwide hasn?t decreased, however, it appears that police departments will remain under the microscope. A significant number of these incidents, which have taken a disproportionate toll on communities of color, have involved civilians who weren?t carrying weapons. In other instances, officers have fatally shot suspects who were armed, but who seemingly did not pose an immediate threat to others.

Law enforcement experts have begun endorsing de-escalation as a potential way to reduce the violence. In January, a coalition of national police organizations added these sorts of tactics to its model policy, stressing the need for law enforcement ?to value and preserve human life.?

But some police departments have been slow to de-emphasize the use of lethal force, with officials expressing concern that doing so could place cops in danger. In Chicago, for example, the department recently adopted a new use-of-force policy that says officers have to try de-escalation only ?when it is safe and feasible to do so.? Although Chicago officers have been receiving mandatory de-escalation training over the past year, the new language softened a previous draft that had called for officers to use the least amount of force necessary.

With due respect for the differences between departments, Wilking suggested that some might be able to learn from Salt Lake City?s example.

?Police work is ever evolving,? he said. ?We?ve gotta continue to learn from our mistakes. If we don?t, we?re losing the battle. You can?t ever say that you?ve got it right and you?re always gonna do it right. You gotta keep looking at yourself in the mirror and say, ?What can I do better???

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Here’s Why You Should Think Twice Before Refrigerating Your Champagne

If you?re like us, drinking Champagne is easy to do. But if you?re also like us, you?ve probably been storing your Champagne all wrong. 

During a recent taste testing for Moët & Chandon?s new sparkling Champagne, Ice Impérial Rosé, winemaker Marie-Christine Osselin told HuffPost an interesting fact about keeping your bubbly in the fridge for too long. 

?If you?re planning to enjoy your bottle of Champagne (or sparkling wine) within 3 to 4 days of the purchase, it is fine to store the bottle in the refrigerator,? Osselin said. But only keep it in the fridge for a few days, or else the bubbly will begin to change. 

?If it sits in the fridge for weeks, the cork can dry out due to no humidity,? she said. ?As corks dry out, the seal between the bottle and the cork loosen up and the Champagne will oxidize faster, changing its aromas.? 

Instead, Osselin suggests storing all types of sparkling wine (whether it?s Champagne, prosecco, cava, etc.) in a cool place, away from light with a consistent temperature, until you are ready to drink it. That could mean a cellar or a wine rack, if you have enough space. 

When it comes time to pop that bubbly, Osselin also gave few pointers on the best way to chill it (and sip it!). 

The best way to chill your bottle is to fill an ice bucket with ice and one-third water, allowing the bottle to cool for 15 to 20 minutes, she said. ?When serving, you should only fill your glass about one-third of the full way and hold your glass by the stem ? otherwise the Champagne can warm too quickly.? 


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ABC Turning ‘The Little Mermaid’ Into A Live Musical With ‘Cutting-Edge’ Technology

Just when you thought you?d seen enough live TV musical reboots, ABC is diving head first into the sea with one of its own. 

On Tuesday, the network announced it will be turning the Disney classic ?The Little Mermaid? into a live TV musical, following in the footsteps of Fox and NBC who brought us productions like ?Grease Live? and ?Hairspray Live,? respectively.

The two-hour event, officially titled, ?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? will merge the 1989 animated film with live musical performances, which the network claims will include ?cutting-edge? technology, according to a statement obtained by TVLine. The project will be a live-action/animation hybrid that?s never been seen before, E! News reports. 

As of now, no casting announcements have been made, but we do know the production will feature the Oscar-winning songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. 

A slew of other live musicals are also headed to TV for the 2017?2018 season, including NBC?s ?Bye, Bye Birdie? and ?Jesus Christ Superstar,? and Fox?s ?A Christmas Story? and ?Rent.? Disney is also working on a live-action adaptation of ?Little Mermaid? with the help of Lin-Manuel Miranda, but no word on its release date.

It?s going to be a musical year, that?s for sure. 

?The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!? airs on ABC on Oct. 3. 

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Doc’s Removal Of ‘Bowling Ball’ Growth Is As Gross As You’d Expect (Graphic)

You know when Dr. Pimple Popper calls it ?the mother of all lipomas,? ?a bear of a lipoma? and a ?bowling ball of a lipoma? all in one post, it?s quite a lipoma.

In yet another viral video published Sunday, Dr. PP, aka Sandra Lee, expressed hope that the lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells) on this dude?s back would pop out easily. It didn?t.

Things got ugly. (You can turn back now!)

And you?re still here.

So watch above as Lee, who makes a habit of delighting us with her procedures, does herself proud again.


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What Mexican Music Festival Line-Ups Look Like With Only Female Acts

Music festival line-ups in the United States have been scrutinized for their lack of female acts in recent years, and it seems the music scene in Mexico isn?t much better. 

Daniel Carbajal, a visual communications student in Mexico City, noticed the blatant gender imbalance and decided to use his photoshop skills to make a point. The 22-year-old took images of the posters of four music festivals in Mexico this year and removed all the male-only acts, leaving mix-gender groups.

He posted the modified versions to Twitter on Thursday, to highlight the lack of women who are featured on music festival line-ups. 

Carbajal spoke to Remezcla about what inspired him to edit the line-ups for Festival Bravo, Festival Marvin, Hellow Festival and the Corona Capital Festival.

?Ever since I was a teenager I?ve been interested in music by women and members of the LGBTTTI community,? he told the site. ?The minimal representation and visibility these projects have bothers me. There are women who get half the recognition men do and they work twice as hard; women of color deal with this even more.?

Gender inequality in music festivals is something HuffPost explored last year, when HuffPost?s Alanna Vagianos looked into the line-ups of ten major music festivals in the U.S. over the course of five years. The analysis revealed a shockingly wide gender gap that’s remained relatively consistent since 2012. 

When HuffPost inquired within the music industry about the lack of female artists booked, experts and executives pointed to scheduling conflicts and the fact that many of the leading female acts are pop artists, whom they said are not commonly booked for festivals.

The Executive Vice President of Programming for Superfly, the production company behind The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, also said some headliners are booked years in advance. But he admitted there is generally a lack of female artists booked. 

?We?re very aware of the gender imbalance,? Sampson told HuffPost in May 2016. ?We try to book the best festival that we can every year. We want the best artists out there, at every level, male or female.?

As Carbajal said, he isn?t the first person to make a point about the lack of female artists at music festival. But the Mexico City-native feels the topic is more important than ever in 2017. 

?What I did isn?t something other people haven?t done before, but I find it frustrating that these highly imbalanced lineups keep showing up in times when diversity and representation are so necessary,? he told Remezcla.

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