Uber & Lyft Drivers In Virginia Admit To Scamming Customers By Manipulating Fares! – Perez Hilton

Some Uber and Lyft drivers at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia are ripping off customers! According to a report from ABC-affiliate WJLA-TV, drivers in the area are manipulating fares in response to alleged low wages from the rideshare companies. Essentially, the employees turn off Uber/Lyft for a minute or two to trick the system into thinking there are no drivers available, creating a price surge. When the fare is increased, the drivers turn their apps back on so they can charge more from travelers. According to one driver: “Uber doesn’t pay us enough, what the company is doing is defrauding all these people by taking 35-40 percent.” A different employee revealed: “They are taking all this money because there’s no system of …

This BMJ Case Study Shows Just How Dangerous Measles Can Be If You’re Pregnant

You don’t want measles, period. You really don’t want measles when you’re pregnant, when it can cause severe maternal complications and premature birth. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published a case report of a 27-year-old woman from England, who caught measles when she was seven months pregnant. The woman was admitted to hospital with a fever, sore throat, and elevated heart rate as well as a rash, which had spread from the palms of her hand to her face. Tests revealed raised inflammatory markers with a lymphopenia, but doctors initially chalked it up to a viral infection – specifically, the flu. The rash, they say in the case notes, lacked the appearance typical of measles and the disease progression …

Donald Trump had the best golf round of his life last month

(CNN)Sometime last month, President Donald Trump had a heck of a day on the links. THE POINT — NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! That 68 appears to be Trump’s best round ever — or certainly within the last eight years. (Golf.com says Trump has never reported a score in the 60s before.) Trump, like most golfers, reports a chunk of his scores to the US Golf Association to maintain an official handicap (how many shots you, typically, shoot over par on a golf course.) The most recent score he reported before the April round of his life was …

Ariel Winter Has Some Sh*t To Say About Her Recent Weight Loss

There are obviously a lot of great things about being famous and successful, but being constantly body shamed isn’t one of them. For years, Ariel Winter has been the target of relentless scrutiny based on her body, even when she was still a teenager. Despite the hate she gets, she’s been public about her choice to have a breast reduction, and has always come across confident on social media. Over the last several months, Ariel has lost a lot of weight, but people have recently started to really take notice. This is mainly because, a couple weeks ago, Ariel dyed her hair red, which basically makes her Bella Thorne’s celebrity doppelgänger. These photos have gone pretty viral, leading to increased scrutiny about …

Woman’s viral thread about a stranger on the train asking her for help is a must-read.

via Shutterstock It’s hard enough asking for help from your closest friends and family, let alone a complete stranger. But for some people, relying on the kindness of strangers is a necessity. A woman recently shared an eye-opening thread on Twitter about how a stranger on the train who suffers from epilepsy reached out to her for help, and she complied. The woman, named Erynn Brook, initially shared the whole story as a distraction from her cat getting an ultrasound. I’m waiting on kitty ultrasound results and trying to distract myself a little bit so I’d like to tell you a story about something that happened last night, in the hopes that I can process my feelings around it. I …

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer say they will boycott Georgia if the ‘heartbeat bill’ goes into effect

(CNN)Filmmaker Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer have joined the list of Hollywood stars who say they will boycott Georgia after the state’s governor signed the controversial “heartbeat bill” into law. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the “heartbeat bill” into law on May 7. The bill would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The ACLU has said it will challenge the new law in court. The measure is set to go into effect January 1. Georgia has been a filming location for multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series …

2,000-year-old remains of nomadic ‘royal’ unearthed by Russian farmer includes ‘laughing man,’ haul of jewels and weapons

An artificially deformed skull found by researchers in southern Russia. (East2West) “After inspecting the burial site we understood that it to be a royal mound, one of the sites where ancient nomads buried their nobility,” the museum’s scientific researcher, Georgy Stukalov, told the British news site. According to the museum, which has been leading a dig at the site for two weeks, it’s believed the burial belongs to a leader of a Sarmatian nomadic tribe. WHITEY BULGER LETTER DETAILING DECLINING HEALTH UP FOR AUCTION Treasures uncovered by a farmer in southern Russia. (East2West) The burial mound also contained other remains, including the skeleton of a young man with an artificially deformed, egg-shaped skull that was likely “molded” in some way …

Guatemalan Teen Becomes 5th Migrant Child To Die After Being Detained By Border Patrol

migrant child since December. Officials found the boy “unresponsive” on Monday morning during a welfare check, CBP “The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family,” John Sanders, CBP’s acting commissioner, said. “CBP is committed to the health, safety and humane treatment of those in our custody.” The boy is at least the seventh migrant to die after being detained by Border Patrol since December. Five of the deaths have been children, all of whom migrated from Last week, a Juan de León Gutiérrez, a 16-year-old from Guatemala, later found to have a rare condition known as Pott’s puffy tumor, often caused …

Minka Kelly Explains Why Getting An Abortion Was The ‘Smartest Decision’ She Couldve Made – Perez Hilton

The controversial bill, which Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed into law on Wednesday , Naturally, the bill has been met with fierce opposition from The 38-year-old actress was the latest to make this point in her powerful Instagram post. Captioning a photo “When I was younger I had an abortion. It was the smartest decision I could’ve made, not only for myself and my boyfriend at the time, but also for this unborn fetus. Alabama’s bill is a stricter version of similar anti-abortion laws that have been circulating through other states, including Georgia, which recently passed a bill banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected. The horrifying legislation is all part of a move designed to push the Supreme Court to overturn …

Pregnancy sickness: ‘I thought I was dying’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEssex mum ‘bedbound for six months of pregnancy’ For Hannah Dalton, pregnancy meant not being able to drink fluids for eight months without throwing up, going into hospital 27 times for intravenous drips and living off ice lollies and anti-sickness medication. Hannah, 30, from Thundersley, Essex, had hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), the severe pregnancy sickness the Duchess of Cambridge experienced during her three pregnancies. She was bedridden for six months, ended up in a wheelchair and, at her worst, her body started to shut down. “I seriously questioned was this still worth doing,” Hannah says. “We wanted a bigger family but was there a chance that we would lose me. I thought I …

Mating Manatees Cause Traffic Chaos In Florida

It sometimes feels as though Florida exists on a different timeline to the rest of us. Home to leprosy-addled armadillos, two-headed gators, and runaway ‘roos, only in Florida would a teacher think it acceptable to drown a raccoon in class or authorities (accidentally) issue a mobile alert notifying residents to the presence of zombies. The latest incident to grab headlines involves an aggregation of horny manatees. Yes, you read that right. According to local news, a dozen or so of the frisky beasts have been seen off the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa Bay, Florida, last Friday. The scene caused a commotion with several drivers pulling over to take a closer look, sparking a traffic jam. – This is not the first time …

From Astrology And Angels To Witchcraft: Medical Practice In Elizabethan England Was Just As Mad As It Sounds

The popularity of celebrity doctors like Dr Phil or Dr Christian of Embarrassing Bodies fame is nothing new. Simon Forman and Richard Napier were the 17th-century equivalents, prescribing ointments and other “cures” to the folk of Elizabethan England. A decade-long project at the University of Cambridge is seeing some of their patient records digitalized – and the result is a fantastical insight into the medical world of the pre-industrial era. A time prior to Alexander Fleming and the discovery of penicillin in 1928, or Edward Jenner and the invention of the first successful vaccine (for smallpox) in 1798. Before the use of antibiotics and vaccines became widespread, astrology, magic, and religion were the cornerstones of medicine. As the records show, Forman …

A Bro’s Breakdown Of Hannah B’s ‘Bachelorette’ Contestants Betches

I’m Jared Freid. I’m a 34-year-old comedian who loves The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. I love it so much, I live Instagram story every episode: @jaredfreid. As you can imagine, my father is v proud. V.  This is my annual preview for the season. I’ve been doing this preview for years. When I first started, Snapchat was just an app to see boobs and Instagram couldn’t help a person pay rent. Also, ABC would only give me a picture, a name, an age, where they were from, and a profession. I’d make massive assumptions based on that small amount of information and that was my preview. Then ABC was like, “Let’s interview these monsters” and suddenly my job got easier. …

Immigrant from Ecuador wants US deportation case reopened

His attorney, Tina Colon Williams of the Esperanza Center for Law & Advocacy, says Pinos was 19 years old when he was arrested. She said Monday that he was not aware when an immigration court ordered his deportation in 1994, and that he did not become aware of the order until 2012. Since Pinos did not have an opportunity to show up for immigration court the first time, Williams contends that the order was not properly issued and therefore is not legally valid. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday in St. Paul, Minnesota. John Mohan, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency does not comment on specifics …

Lamar Odom Says He’s Had Sex With Over 2000 Women!!! – Perez Hilton

Lamar Odom is really coming clean in his new book. Darkness To Light doesn’t hit shelves until May 28, but excerpts are dropping that are way too powerful to ignore. We shared with you Unfortunately, as he wrote: “I couldn’t keep my d**k in my pants or the coke out of my nose.” As it happens, those two vices were interlinked. But more on that later. For now let’s talk about sex. Lamar admits in his book to being “a sex addict,” writing: “I have been obsessed with sex for as long as I can remember.” It can’t be an easy thing to reveal. But it’s not the obsession that’s most shocking. It’s the compulsion. As a result of being …

Women Open Up About Their Abortion Stories With The Hashtag #YouKnowMe As Response To Alabama Abortion Law

Philipps has been openly pro-choice and decided to first share the story of her abortion on her show after Georgia signed their “fetal heartbeat” bill into law. “The statistic is that one in four women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people,” she said to her audience, “and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion,’ well, you know me I had an abortion when I was 15 years old and I’m telling you this because I’m genuinely really scared for women and girls all over the country.” #2 Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the controversial abortion bill passed by The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6, that …