The Museum of Selfies Lights Up Los Angeles

It’s a museum unlike any other, and perhaps it’s fitting that it has made its home in Los Angeles, the city perhaps best known for boasting a bit of narcissism. The Museum of Selfies opened up with great fanfare on March 31. Located on a nondescript corner of Brand Boulevard in Glendale, this museum hosts what it known to be the world’s longest selfie stick, in addition to a whole array of other exciting oddities.

For Game of Thrones fans, there is an “iron throne” composed of phones and tripods. Some of the other interesting exhibits include an optical illusion room that has been crafted with only white walls and black tape. Fans of classical art will enjoy the hilarious homage to David, in which the famous figure holds up a mobile phone to check his appearance. At the grand opening event, actresses Amber Hubert and Kimberly Trew were the first to receive “selfie cookies” compliments of the museum. Posing for a quick photo op, they were amazed to see their faces portrayed on a sugar cookie just a few moments later.

Beyond the velvet ropes, one could also experience a brief history of the selfie. From the first daguerreotype selfie to a primate posing with a knowing smile, the museum is full of fascinating selfie events in world history. For those who enjoy posing with eye-catching objects, there are many available at this gallery. From giant sushi pieces and a huge broccoli floret to a Volkswagen made of mirror-like material, there truly is something for every kind of selfie taker. However, this museum won’t be around forever. The limited engagement ends on May 31, so those who want to get their selfie time in should nab their tickets before this artistic exhibit ends.

Wonder Woman Scores a Star

It’s hard to believe that Lynda Carter is 66 years old. The incredible actress, who will forever be remembered for her role as Wonder Woman, has been seen in public a lot more recently. First, there was last year’s press junket for the newest Wonder Woman offering, this one featuring actress Gal Gadot in the lead role. Although details weren’t mentioned, it seems that director Patty Jenkins would love for Carter to participate in a future sequel.

Also, Carter was recently honored with her own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, which is a huge honor in itself. With her husband and her two children with her, Carter cut an elegant figure as she went to claim her star. It wasn’t surprising to see that so may fans gathered to witness this iconic moment—and they weren’t the only ones! There were also some VIPs in attendance, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actress Marilu Henner stopping by to pay their respects. Les Moonves was also in attendance. Many of the people present adopted Wonder Woman’s signature pose when they stopped for a photo, paying homage to the role for which Carter attained Hollywood immortality.

From 1975 to 1979, Carter took to television screens to portray Wonder Woman. These days, she doesn’t look all that different! Dressed in a beautiful black dress that showcased her toned figure, it’s easy to see why so many are still in love with Lynda Carter. Director Patty Jenkins undoubtedly started up the rumor mill again with her appearance at the elegant event, making fans ponder what role Carter could have in a potential sequel.

Meghan Markle’s Tostitos Commercial Resurfaces

Now that American actress Meghan Markle is preparing to marry Prince Harry in the coming weeks, the spotlight is on her—and some of her past work! While the world was aware that she was a Deal or No Deal briefcase model during a brief spell around 2007, many were completely unaware of Markle’s iconic 2009 Tostitos ad. In the commercial, Markle contemplates the merits of different bags of chips. Expressing dismay that the first bag she grabs just happens to contain 13 ingredients, she then finds Tostitos. Pleased that the chips contain only three ingredients, Markle then proceeds to toss them in her cart.

Although it may seem like an inauspicious ad, it is interesting to note that all of Megan’s trademark features—her clear eyes and glowing skin—are on full display. And although the commercial was presumably shot about a decade ago, Markle still looks almost exactly the same. Indeed, the spirited future royal definitely gave her all to shooting this ad.

Of course, Markle’s acting career consisted of much more than a chip ad and a role on Howie Mandel’s game show. Her big break came when she was cast in the role of a lawyer on the TV show Suits. Hopefully all of this time in the spotlight has prepared Meghan for a role in the royal family, which definitely comes with its own unique set of pressures. However, Prince Harry definitely seems to believe that his new love is capable of taking on the task; he is so confident in the match that he has stated that he does not want a pre-nup.

Cast Jokes About Thanos’ Demands For Silence

The directors of Avengers: Infinity War have begun a humorous campaign to prevent spoilers for their movie, and naturally the stars are going to jump at the chance to joke about it.

Called #ThanosDemandsYourSilence, the campaign was begun by Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the upcoming epic, by posting a letter on Twitter. Thanos is the name of the main villain, an immortal alien seeking to gain the Infinity Stones and conquer reality.

Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, was fairly straightforward about the request. “I trust you all can keep a secret…no spoilers please,” he wrote on his Twitter account.

Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), who has a bit of a reputation for accidentally letting information leak in interviews, was a bit more playful. “This letter was originally addressed to me,” he claimed.

Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) also quipped about the matter. “I say nothing…cause I know nothing…” he said. This seems to be a reference to the fact that he has not been featured much in any promotional materials, leading many fans to wonder how much of the movie he is actually in.

Instagram also saw some responses from actors, with Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/the Scarlet Witch) reposting the picture and Sebastian Shaw (Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier) merely noting that he is “exciting things to come.”

Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until now, featuring every hero from a previous movie, from (ex-)Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy. All will have to come together to combat Thanos, and all will be vying for attention in the first part of the two-piece film.

As the promotional tour begins for its late-April release, let’s hope that everyone heeds Thanos’ orders.

Stream Energy is enhancing its philanthropic arm Stream Care Foundation.

Stream has philanthropy as one of its core values. Giving back to the community has always been an effort part and parcel of what it is involved with. Stream has its philanthropic arm called Stream Care Foundation which has been actively involved in the rebuilding of homes for victims of hurricanes in Dallas. Also, Stream Care Foundation has partnered up with a charity organization to help those affected by homelessness. Recently in an article published by Patch.com Stream Energy and its philanthropic arm Stream Care Foundation were in the forefront in providing aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey that affected most of the neighborhood in Houston. The company also assisted its customers who live in Houston. Stream Care Foundation set an example for other organizations in Dallas by providing leverage for charities and the efforts of philanthropy. Giving back to the community has become an essential aspect of the Stream Energy brand. Stream Energy is an organization that provides energy services and other connected living services. The venture into philanthropy is a unique step, and the organization is bound to gain more collectively as a brand. Giving back will help the company kill two birds with one stone in that it will improve the lives of people. The second advantage of this step is that the organization would earn great respect from the community at the same time attracting more potential customers. Another advantage of this philanthropy effort for corporations like Stream is that during the rocky paths of the market this strategy would act as a buffer for the organizations. Patch.com pointed out that as of the statistics of 2016 the total contributions made to charities from business around the world cumulatively reached an approximate value of $19 billion. Stream Energy has managed the philanthropic process through its strategy of using associates who in turn earn commissions through their sales and in the end individually contribute to the causes of their choice. Stream Energy brand is however focused on the issue of homelessness as it has been on the rise in Dallas. The organization has teamed up with Hope Supply Co. and RedCross to help the community on the issue.

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Adam Milstein Believes That Diaspora Will Rise To The Challenge

As a Jewish expert, Adam Milstein Knows that even though the Jewish people have major challenges, they also have a proven track record of great leaders that will rise to the challenge. Leaders such as David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, and Henrietta Szold among many others laid the foundation for a strong, independent Jewish state.

Even though the leadership of the Jewish Nation is very numerous, they actually have a host of all new challenges today. It is truly time for a new generation of Jewish leadership to emerge. Where is this new generation’s Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, or Henrietta Szold? Everyone, including Adam Milstein has to wonder about that. however, Milstein is confident that due to the creativeness and enginuity of the Jewish race a new leader will continue to emerge.

Why is Adam Milstein so confident of this? It is probably because in his work as a pro-Israel journalist, activist, and philanthropist, he has seen it first-hand. He also knows that the Next Generation of Jewish leaders will definitely be passionate innovative and hard-working. He sees it first of all when these youngsters return from the Birthright ceremonies, and how proud they are of their newly-discovered connection to Israel.

Milstein cannot help but be encouraged when he also sees them in the Israeli-American Council and being involved in the Tzofim and B’nei Akiva youth groups. Moreover, As a world traveler he sees them all over the world, and their energetic fight to take on racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism whatever they might find it.

Adam milstein knows that the task for the older generation is to equip these youngsters with a platform to help them express their ideas and become a part of the Jewish community. Simply put, if we equip them, they will be an asset. Even if we are the older Jewish generation, Adam Milstein knows that we can make an impact simply by what we leave behind.

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Shervin Pishevar Rattles the Market

As one of the earliest investors in companies such as Airbnb, Uber, Dollar Shave Club, and Tumblr, Shervin Pishevar has consistently guessed correct regarding promising startup companies. This ability has been described by some as teetering on the verge of clairvoyance, and because of this, his opinions regarding future investments, as well as the state of the stock market, are not generally taken lightly. With social media steadily becoming a more significant presence in our everyday lives, business such as Shervin Pishevar often utilize the platform in order to communicate with their audiences, and after a short absence from public view, he did just that. Shervin Pishevar’s return to Twitter commenced in epic fashion, as he began firing off a series of tweets that would span a full 24-hour period and total in at 50 posts. During this session, which many are referring to as a “tweetstorm,” Shervin Pishevar discussed a number of topics that are sure to shape the future of the United States, should they come to fruition.

The future of the stock market was one of the standout topics that Shervin Pishevar chose to discuss. During his posting session, he stated that he believes the stock market is due to take an epic tumble, with losses amounting to around six thousand points. While some, such as the President of the United States, Donald Trump, who has publicly backed the stock market, may have been taken off guard by Mr. Pishevar’s predictions, the stock market had already been underperforming for the better part of the year. The day after Mr. Pishevar concluded his flurry of posts, the Dow Jones showed signs of taking the path of his prediction, proceeding to lose in excess of one thousand points, much of that damage accruing in less than an hour. The result of this massive loss was a general feeling of panic throughout the markets. Mr. Pishevar would go on to confront the president through Twitter, condemning his public position to so vigorously champion the stock market. Much of the initial damage to the stock market has been a result of Treasury auctions that have proven to be of a sub-par standard, as well as a number of sell-offs.

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Inspired by His Daughter, Tony Petrello’s Donation Launches Houston Research Institute

     Tony Petrello, a Yale-trained mathematician, a Harvard-trained lawyer, and the President/CEO of Nabors Industries, by nature and by training, is a first-class problem-solver. But when his daughter was born in 1997, at 24 weeks and weighing only 20 ounces, Tony Petrello, and his wife, Cynthia, in her words, “…were brought to our knees.”

Daughter Born with PVL

Carena Petrello was born with PVL (periventricular leukomalacia) a disorder in premature infants caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. She had operations to protect her eyesight and heart and then her parents learned she had cerebral palsy. The doctors explained there was no cure. In a recent article, Petrello repeated what the doctor said to the new parents, “The doctor told us he couldn’t do anything for her.”

Little Research in Childhood Neurological Conditions

Petrello, the problem-solver, would not accept this assessment. He researched childhood neurological diseases and was quite surprised with how little research was being done. “The lack of knowledge about this problem is astounding,” says Petrello when interviewed by Philanthropy Roundtable, “and the lack of resources is sinful.”

Petrello Donates $5 million to Start a Research Center

“We have to do something,” said Petrello, and to his friends and the leadership at Texas Children’s Hospital, he broached the idea of an institute dedicated to researching neurological afflictions in children. Petrello and his wife donated $5 million followed by another $2 million pledge to jumpstart the capital campaign for the research center. In 2010 the Duncan Neurological Research Institute opened with more than 130 researchers led by a renowned neurogeneticist. “It may not help our daughter,” explains Petrello, “But we cannot accept her fate for so many others.”

Petrello’s Continue to Fundraise

Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, multiply the impact of their extraordinary donation as they are quick to offer their services as guest speakers at events for families of children touched by neurological disorders. They also appear at charitable events and participate in other activities that benefit the research to address neurological disorders in children.

Carena Inspires Us All

Carena Petrello is at the center of Tony and Cynthia Petrello’s efforts to further brain research for children. “She makes us and everyone around us feel like you’re in front of someone that’s been put here for a greater purpose.” Says Tony. The innovative research going on at the Duncan Neurological Research Institute just might be that higher purpose.

Spider-Man, Iron Man’s Relationship in “Infinity War”

In an interview with Screen Rant, the directors of Avengers: Infinity War discussed how the relationship between Tony Stark/Iron Man and Peter Parker/Spider-Man continues to evolve during the film.

“And [Tony] still has this connection with Spider-Man that he’s established, and that evolves,” said Anthony Russo, who is co-directing the film with his brother, Joe. “And they basically have a unique mentor-mentee relationship that continues to evolve as they move into this film.”

Iron Man was the first superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but Spider-Man was a late arrival, only premiering in Phase 3. After a brief cameo semi-drafted to help Tony in Captain America: Civil War, Peter went on to star in his own film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Tony as a major supporting character.

That movie made Tony into Peter’s mentor, trying to protect him while assuaging his own guilt for his actions in the previous episode. In some ways they even had a father/son dynamic, which also occurred in the original Civil War comic, albeit with a less friendly ending for the two.

In addition, in the MCU Tony provided Peter with his spider-suit, as opposed to him making it himself as in the comics; it has all sorts of nifty new abilities as a result. It has been confirmed that Avengers: Infinity War will have Spider-Man don the Iron Spider suit, which some believe is could set up Tony’s final retirement from heroics at the end of Phase 3.

It remains to be seen exactly what will happen between Tony and Peter, and really, between Tony and all of his fellow superheroes; many are still angry at him for his actions in Captain America: Civil War.

Jeff Aronin – A Leader Behind Innovative Approaches to Untreatable Diseases

In 2010, Jeff Aronin becomes president and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. Prior to taking on the roll, Aronin served as president and CEO of the incredible biopharmaceutical company, “Ovation Pharmaceutical, Inc.”, which he founded. Jeff Aronin is an extraordinary leader and executive who understands what it takes to excel in medicine and Paragon Biosciences has managed to develop solutions that have been extreme factors for the lives of many patients.

 

Jeff Aronin’s Passion

Jeff Aronin, the incredible biopharmaceutical executive, started a passion for pharmaceutical development while experiencing a situation with a physician who was in the process of treating a pediatric patient. Aronin was shadowing the doctor at the time and the only option for the patient seemed to be of surgery (http://reporterexpert.com/jeff-aronin-paragonbiosci/). The physician’s brilliance was able to discover an alternative solution of a medicine for the patient and it worked successfully, totally eradicating the process of having to do surgery. This approach to the matter would become the foundational inspiration of Jeff Aronin’s progression into bioscience.

 

What is Paragon Biosciences

This firm develops and grows companies that conduct business within the realms of bioscience. With investments by Paragon Biosciences – from money to ideas – Paragon Biosciences ensures that such companies have the proper necessities to develop the plan of action required to create those innovative treatments that haven’t yet been put into existence so that patients can live healthier and longer lives.

 

Companies Paragon Biosciences Empowers

Castle Creek Pharma – develops solutions related to treating dermatologic conditions

Precision BP – develops solutions for treatments of genetic oncology diseases

Harmony Biosciences – develops treatments for sleep and central nervous system disorders

Decade Pharmaceuticals – develops therapeutic solutions for improving the quality of life of patients.

 

Currently, there are over 6,000 diseases that aren’t treatable. Paragon Biosciences strives to decrease that number drastically in the near future.

Through Paragon Biosciences empowerment, its portfolio of companies is definitely fortified to revolutionize the globe with superior treatments that amazes. Decreasing the number of treatments that haven’t yet been accounted for is a mission worth undertaken and with the brains of Jeff Aronin and staff, the future of our world of untreatable diseases is in great hands as such concern will take a turn for the best.

Thus far, Paragon Biosciences have accomplished 13 novel drug approvals through the FDA.