The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

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What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike and a mustache. I studied liberal arts in college, and I have ideas about stuff, you guys.
Millennial? Hipster? Yuppie? All of these, or none? We don’t have a term that quite encapsulates this corner of the despicable millenn-intelligensia. And like any other privileged member of a so-called “creative class,” being called a hipster offends me for its inaccuracy. I demand to be snarked in precise terms.
Let’s consider something new: Yuccies. Young Urban Creatives. In a nutshell, a slice of Generation Y, borne of suburban comfort, indoctrinated with the transcendent power of education, and infected by the conviction that not only do we deserve to pursue our dreams; we should profit from them.
I am the yuccie. And it sounds sort of, well, yucky.
More money is good, but more creative money is better.
Yuccies are hardly mythical creatures. If you live in a metropolitan area like New York or San Francisco, you probably know plenty. They’re social consultants coordinating #sponsored Instagram campaigns for lifestyle brands; they’re brogrammers hawking Uber for weed and Tinder for dogs; they’re boutique entrepreneurs shilling sustainably harvested bamboo sunglasses.
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Getting rich quick would be great. But getting rich quick and preserving creative autonomy? That’s the yuccie dream.
When they graduated college — unless they completed XYZ Start Up Bootcamp instead — many didn’t bother attempting a traditional career path. They jumped headlong into a hectic, win-lose-pivot entrepreneurial stew, even if it meant a pay cut. According to this 2014 Deloitte survey, 6 out of 10 millennials cited their company’s sense of purpose as part of the reason they chose their job. In the same study, just 12% identified “own personal gain” as a primary leadership priority.
That sounds like me. I moved to NYC half a decade ago, and promptly passed on a salaried job in pharmaceutical marketing in favor of an unpaid editing internship. I’ve been hacking my way through the city’s editorial underbrush ever since. The money ranges from “very bad” to “sometimes OK,” but the sense of personal validation is fucking great. I am the yuccie.
From board room to drawing board: Unrequited yuccies
Not all yuccies follow such a direct path. There are plenty of 20-somethings who take a few steps down the road of traditional employment despite the growing suspicion that their unique intellect deserves more professional fulfillment. I call this group the “unrequited” yuccies. Let’s talk about them.
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That same Deloitte study found that as many as 28% of millennials believe their talents aren’t being tapped at their current jobs. A this 2014 Bentley University study found 66% would like to start their own businesses. Reliable data doesn’t exist on how many of them actually do leave the bank/law firm/whatever for the promise of “more fulfilling” work.
Anecdotally, I know a former financial employee who runs a music festival startup, an MBA grad who switched to super-niche menswear e-commerce, and a one-time lawyer who now owns a craft beer brewery.
Win-lose-pivot. Traditional to creative. Oh hey, yuccie.

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And those are just yuccies I’ve met. Strangers (or their PR people) have pitched me a yuccie storyline 200 times. This former accountant left his corporate job to pursue his true passion: making colorful socks! Letterpress stationery! Video gaming social networks! Organic vodka!

There’s nothing wrong with any of these people, nor their letterpress stationery. But those choices aren’t just instances of entrepreneurial spirit and business savvy. Yuccies, by my definition, are determined to define themselves not by wealth (or the rejection of it), but by the relationship between wealth and their own creativity. In other words,

they want to get paid for their own ideas, rather than executing on someone else’s.
Unrequited yuccies exist right on that threshold. They can (and do) move from a 9-to-5 job to a yuccie enterprise without massive cultural adjustments. That’s a relatively new freedom.

A yuccie checklist
If you’re checking any of these boxes, you may be a yuccie. Be honest…
• Owns multiple copies of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
• Doesn’t like gentrification in theory; loves artisanal donuts in practice
• Really wants to go to Austin soon because hears it’s incredible
• Takes boozy painting classes
• Used to be “in banking” and occasionally still pronounces finance “fuh-nontz”
• Avoids visible tattoos (not a prudent career move)
• Loves Seinfeld even though it went off the air when they were 16
• Gets the NYT Weekend Edition but doesn’t read the news
• Has thousands of Instagram followers, but almost no Twitter followers
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The Internet: A yuccie playground
The vast potential of the Internet inspired yuccies with opportunity even as it discouraged them from traditional professional growth. The dotcom boom; the rise of Napster and, later, social media magnates; the well-worn bootstrap myth of a blogger who becomes more famous than the subject; the enormous sum raised by yet another potential-long/revenue-short startup. This is the yuccie siren song.
You deserve to make a living being yourself. Your ideas are valuable. Follow your dreams.
You deserve to make a living being yourself. Your ideas are valuable. Follow your dreams.
Leaving the rat race for a more fulfilling alternative is a well-worn fantasy in American culture, but the opportunities yuccies are chasing now are more abstract than ever. When you grow up watching the Internet king-make an entirely new type of elite, it’s impossible not to take a moonshot yourself.
So, a yuppie and a hipster walk into a bar…
Ten years ago, “yuccies” might have been “hipsters.” Remember hipsters? Trust fund motorcycle mechanics, rustic barnwood reclaimers, drug-addled graphic designers slinking over the Williamsburg Bridge in the wee hours of the morning. In hipsterism, you can see the development of yuccie hallmarks: DIY entrepreneurship, niche marketing, ability to leverage new technology, etc.
But these days, the hipster — the real hipster, not the bullshit marketing facsimile that still dominates advertising today — is dead. He’s traded warehouse parties for yoga retreats; she’s become a tool of corporate marketing shilling compact cars and fast food. The conspicuous consumption that once set hipsters apart — American Spirits instead of Marlboros, iPhones instead of flip phones, pork belly instead of bacon — has gone mainstream. Hipster is generic.

By that definition, the hipster has to be dead, killed by a contradicted identity. When everyone is rejecting the mainstream, no one is. When everyone is a hipster, no one is a hipster. Hell, saying “the hipster is dead” is, itself, pretty much dead, a late-aughts victim of thinkpiecery and primetime cable namechecks.
And anyway, “hipster” doesn’t line up culturally with who yuccies are. To use myself as an example again: I have no tattoos. My credit is good. Hell, I’ve got dental insurance. My basic, unwaxed mustache, like the rest of me, wouldn’t have rated in the heady days of hipsterism. Hipsters themselves might have scorned me as a yuppie. But that isn’t right, either. “Yuppie” conjures Sharper Image catalogs, clean condos and piles of new money pulled from the pre-recession stock market. It doesn’t capture the sense of creative entitlement that defines the yuccie.
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Yuccies are the cultural offspring of yuppies and hipsters.
We’re intent on being successful like yuppies and creative like hipsters. We define ourselves by our purchases, just like both cohorts, sure. But not by price or taste level; we identify by price and taste level: $80 sweatpants, $16 six-packs of craft beer, trips to Charleston, Austin and Portland. How much it costs (high or low) is immaterial if the material bought validates our intellect.
We’re a big part of the reason that 43% of every millennial food dollar is spent in restaurants, instead of at home. After all, what product is more fraught with the politics of money and creativity than dinner? It’s gotta be Instagrammed.
You cross the yuppie’s new money thirst for yachts and recognition with the hipster’s anti-ambition, smoke-laced individualism, sprinkle on a dose of millennial entitlement, and the yuccie is what you get.
We are what we hate
The Young Urban Creative. The yuccie. As far as trend-naming goes, this is on the punnier edge of the spectrum. Yuccies are yucky. Why?
Let’s use me as an example again. Almost by definition, yuccies possess enormous privilege. My professional drift towards a creative field (writing) is an implicit statement of privilege. Being a yuccie is synonymous with the sort of self-centered cynicism that can only exist in the absence of hardship. It’s the convenience of being unburdened by conviction; it’s the luxury of getting to pick your battles. In this context, cynicism is maybe the yuccie’s most defining trait.
To wit, of all the reasons I enjoy being a writer, the single driving force behind my career trajectory has been validation. I write for validation: of my peers, of my parents, of the followers who retweet me, even of the commenters who say cruel things in my general direction beneath every piece I’ve ever published.
Don’t get me wrong — I need the money, too, as much as any of my peers. But if I hadn’t insisted on majoring in English, writing professionally and “expressing myself,” I probably could have chosen a more lucrative path. But

I need to be told, repeatedly and at length, that I have valuable ideas. That my talent is singular. That I’m making a dent, the size and location of which is less important than fact that it’s shaped like me.
That’s the cynicism of privilege. That’s what yuccieism is. I’m not ashamed of it, and you shouldn’t be either if this sounds like you. But I’m not proud of it either. Like I said — it’s a bit yucky.

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Quién será?” Sway (song)


“Sway” is the English version of “¿Quién será?”, a 1953 mambo instrumental song by Mexican composers Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz. The most famous English version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists (see discography below).

“¿Quién será?” by Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra
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For other song and album with the same title, see Sway.
“Sway” is the English version of “¿Quién será?”, a 1953 mambo instrumental song by Mexican composers Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz. The most famous English version is that of Dean Martin recorded in 1954. English lyrics are by Norman Gimbel. Since then the song has been recorded and remixed by many artists (see discography below).
“¿Quién será?” by Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra
“¿Quién será?” is a Spanish song written and recorded by Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltran Ruiz.

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Dean Martin version
In 1954 the English lyrics were written by Norman Gimbel and recorded by Dean Martin

(his recording reached number fifteen on the Billboard magazine best-seller chart and number six on the UK chart).
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Michael Bublé version
“Sway” was covered by Canadian singer Michael Bublé for his debut major-label studio album,

Michael Bublé, released in 2003. Sway was chosen for release as the album’s third single, and was released in Australia on June 22, 2004.
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The Pussycat Dolls version
American girl group The Pussycat Dolls recorded “Sway” for the Shall We Dance? soundtrack. The song was later included as a bonus track on their debut album PCD (2005).

Selective list of recorded versions
• 1953 – Pablo Beltrán Y Su Orchestra (in Spanish)
• 1954 – Dean Martin, on Capitol Records, catalog number 2818, US 15, UK 6
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“¿Quién será?” and “Sway” have been recorded dozens of times by many artists over the decades. This is merely a select list of popular recordings, not a comprehensive listing.

• 1954 – Frank Sinatra, the singer who sang the “Sway” song first time in English.
• 1954 – Eileen Barton, on Coral Records, catalog number 61185, backed with “When Mama Calls”
• 1959 – Rosemary Clooney and Perez Prado, from A Touch of Tabasco

•1960 – Bobby Rydell, Capitol Recording Studios, NYC

1960 – Connie Francis, from Connie Francis Sings Spanish & Latin American Favorites
• 1961 – Ben E. King, from Spanish Harlem
• 1963 – Cliff Richard, from When In Spain
• 1963 – Julie London, from Latin in a Satin Mood
• 1997 – Brent Spiner, from the soundtrack of the movie Out to Sea
• 1998 – Anita Kelsey, from the movie Dark City
• 1999 – Shaft, titled “(Mucho Mambo) Sway”
• 2003 – Michael Bublé, from his self-titled album Michael Bublé
• 2003 – Peter Cincotti, from his self-titled album Peter Cincotti
• 2004 – Arielle Dombasle, from her 2004 album Amor Amor (Arielle Dombasle album)
• 2006 – Deana Martin on her 2006 album Memories Are Made of This released by Big Fish Records.
• 2006 – Claire Johnston, lead singer of Mango Groove. from her album Africa Blue.
• 2007 – Puppini Sisters, Betcha Bottom Dollar

• 2007 – Jennifer Lopez

• 2010 – Paul Byrom of Celtic Thunder, Irish folk group
• 2011 – Hooshmand Aghili, Iranian Singer
• 2011 – Donald Braswell II, on his 2011 album, Unchained.
• 2011 – 1950 & The Chu Chi Girls ft Hayley Jo, The Chu Chi sway
• 2013 – Pink Martini Album “Get Happy” song N° 11
• 2014 – Dean Martin – featured on “Endeavour” episode “Sway” 2014
• 2014 – Juan Karlos Labajo – The Voice Kids Philippines Album under MCA Music Philippines
Live renditions
• 2007 – Melinda Doolittle on American Idol
• 2009 – Joe McElderry in UK The X Factor
• 2013 – Luis Miguel live at the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival
• 2014 – Ivi Adamou, Elisavet Spanou and Courtney Parker at the MadWalk 2014
Language versions
The song has been translated and covered in several languages. Here is a selective listing of language versions
• 1954 – Pedro Infante, ¿Quien será? in the movie “Escuela de vagabundos” – Original Version (in Spanish)

• 1954 – Olavi Virta, titled “Keinu kanssani” (in Finnish)
• 1959 – The Peanuts, titled Quién Será (キエンセラ?) (in Japanese)
• 1962 – Mina, title Chi sarà (in Italian)
• 1968 – Teresa Teng, titled “盼望” (in Mandarin)
• 1973 – Sten & Stanley, titled “Äntligen” (in Swedish)

• 1976 – Ajda Pekkan, from “Kim Ne Derse Desin” (in Turkish)
• 1990 – Björk in album Gling-Gló, as “Í dansi með þér” (in Icelandic)
• 1999 – Götz Alsmann, titled “Zuckersüß” (in German)
• 1999 – Komár László in album Mambó Lackó, as “Mexikói Karnevál” (in Hungarian)
• 2000 – Athena – Macera, from “Tam Zamanı Şimdi” (in Turkish)
• 2002 – Pedro Fernandez, ¿Quien será? (in Spanish)
• 2004 – Arielle Dombasle, titled “Quién Será (Sway)” (in Spanish)

• 2005 – Aaron Kwok, titled “飛” (“Sway”) (in Cantonese)
• 2005 – Nguyễn Hưng in album Dạ Vũ, as “Ai Sẽ Là Em” (in Vietnamese)
• 2005 – Walid Soroor, titled “Yar Nazanin” (in Persian)
• 2006 – Anjelika Varum, titled “Румба” (“Rumba”) (in Russian)
• 2007 – Koor in album Wust El Balaad, as “بحبك” (“Bahebak”) (in Arabic)

• 2007 – Rula Zaki (an Egyptian singer), titled “قلبي دق” (“Qalbi Daq”) (in Arabic)
• 2010 – Rula Zaki, in the album “Rula” (in Arabic)

• 2009 – Haifa Wehbe, a Lebanese pop star
• 2010 – Shahkar Binesh Pazhooh, in the song “Vasat-e Ghalbam” (وسط قلبم) (in Persian)
• 2012 – Mohsen Namjoo, in the song “Khat Bekesh” (خط بکش) (in Persian).
Instrumental Versions
• 1955 – Noro Morales, Swinging With Noro
• 1956 – Les Baxter, from Caribbean Moonlight, on Capitol, catalog number T 733
• 1962 – Perez Prado. from Twist Goes Latin, on RCA Victor, catalog number LSP-2524
• 1965 – Michael Danzinger, from Piano Cocktail: Long Drink 6, on Amadeo, catalog number AVRS 9179
• 1965 – Clare Fischer, from Manteca!, on Pacific Jazz, catalog number ST-20096
• 2001 – Cliff Habian, from Havana Sunset, on Azica Records
• 2006 – Bill McGee, from Chase the Sunset, on Funtown
• 2007 – David Grisman, Frank Vignola, Robin Nolan & Frank Papillo, from The Living Room Sessions, on Acoustic Disc
• 2011 – Frank Vignola & Friends, on Playing the Standards (Swing Classics by Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Rodgers & Hammerstein and More), on Hyena Records
• 2012 – Wolfgang Russ & A-Train, from Nice & Sweet, on Chaos,

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10 Amazing Facts about Female Orgasm

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A female orgasm is probably as complicated as women are known to be. Unlike men, women can sometimes have multiple orgasms or have no orgasms at all. If you are still wondering what the fuss is all about, here are a few amazing facts about female orgasm that you probably didn’t know.

By Vanessa Luis
Amazing Facts about Female Orgasm
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Fact #1: According to a recent study published in the journal NeuroQuantology, there are four different ways to get a woman to orgasm. These include clitoral orgasm (orgasm that is induced by stimulating the clitoris), vaginal orgasm (orgasm induced through intercourse or vaginal penetration),blended orgasm (combination of clitoral and vaginal orgasm) and multiple orgasms (orgasms that happen one after the other and not at different times during one session).

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Fact #2: It may be complicated, but a female orgasm is not limited at all. Did you know that you can give her a nipplegasm too? According to an article, “when the nipples are stimulated, oxytocin is released, which causes the same uterine and vaginal contractions associated with orgasm,” says ob-gyn Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom. “This brings more blood flow to the genitals and can trigger an orgasm.”

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Fact #3: Most women don’t reach orgasm by vaginal sex as it does not fully stimulate the super sensitive clitoris. But you can fix this problem by adding some oral sex in the end.

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Fact #4: Did you know that women can reach orgasm during labour too? When a woman is pushing the baby, some of her sensitive areas also get stimulated and can cause an orgasm.

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Fact #5: The average female orgasm can last anywhere between six to ten seconds. However, some women can have orgasms that could last for 20 seconds.

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Fact #6: It is also possible to induce an orgasm mentally. Certified sex therapist Gina Ogden, Ph.D., author of Women Who Love Sex said that giving oneself an orgasm mentally is a combination of breathing, fantasy and focusing on oneself.

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Fact #7: According to a research, women in relationships are more likely to reach an orgasm during sex than women who are just hooking up.

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Fact #8: Sex researchers Cauthery and Cole have claimed that some women can orgasm up to 100 times in an hour and some ejaculate.

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Fact #9: The doggie-style sex position is one of the best positions to induce a female orgasm as it stimulates the vagina as well as the clitoris.

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Fact #10: An estimated 10-15 per cent of women are anorgasmic, which means they fail to reach orgasm during any sexual activity.

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The Reincarnation Research of Ian Stevenson, MD

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Ian Stevenson, MD Reincarnation Research at University of Virginia, Walter Semkiw ArticleDr. Ian Stevenson, MD, who died in 2007, served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia, School of Medicine. He was also honored as the Carlson Professor of Psychiatry at that institution. For forty years, Dr. Stevenson investigated children who spontaneously remember past lives that could be factually validated. He chose to only study children as he reasoned that children were unlikely to fabricate past life memories. In total, Dr. Stevenson studied almost 2500 children who reported past life memories. In approximately 1200 of these cases, Dr. Stevenson was able to objectively validate the child’s past life memories.

Most of Stevenson’s cases come from Asia, India or other areas where the doctrine of reincarnation is accepted. In locations where reincarnation is not an accepted belief system, it is thought that parents inhibit a child’s expression of past-life memories. The childhood cases studied by Ian Stevenson have a common pattern, marked by the following features:
1. As soon as the child can communicate, the child starts to describe a previous lifetime. Often, the child declares that his or her name is different from the name given to the child by its biologic parents. The child insists that the current family is not its true family, but that his or her real family lives in a different village or town. The child remembers the names of various family members and geographic locations from the past lifetime. Physical features of the past life house and neighborhood may be recalled.
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Drawing of reincarnation in Hindu art
Ian Stevenson, MD Reincarnation Research Univ. Virginia, Walter Semkiw Article2. The child remembers details of its death in the prior lifetime. In approximately 50 percent of Dr. Stevenson’s childhood reincarnation cases, a violent or premature death occurred in the previous lifetime. Dr. Stevenson has found that individuals who died of traumatic wounds, such as bullet or knife wounds, often are born in a subsequent incarnation with birthmarks or scars that mirror the wounds incurred in the past lifetime. In the contemporary lifetime, the child may have a phobia related to the cause of death in the past life.

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3. Based on information provided by the child to the biologic family, the child’s family from the prior incarnation is eventually identified. When the child meets this family for the first time, the child is able to identify family members by name or by relationship. The child often knows family secrets that only members of the prior family would know. As a result, the family from the past lifetime often accepts the child as the reincarnation of their deceased relative.

The biologic parents of the child in the current incarnation often fear that the child will leave them for the family from the prior incarnation, as the mutual bond between the child and past life family becomes so strong. This fear turns out to be unwarranted, as the bond between the child and the contemporary parents endures. A long-term relationship, though, typically ensues between the child and family from the prior lifetime.
4. Personality traits, personal preferences, and habits often persist from one incarnation to another.
5. Gender usually stays the same. In 90 percent of Dr. Stevenson’s cases, the child returns assuming the same sex as in the past lifetime. Thus, in ten percent of cases, gender is reversed from one lifetime to another. The observation that gender only changes in 10 percent of reincarnation cases can bring insights on homosexuality, transsexuallism and gender identity problems.
6. Physical appearance is similar from one lifetime to another

Your Soul’s Plan-Ian Stevenson Reincarnation Research, Walter Semkiw, MD ArticleStevenson cases show that physical appearance can remain the same from one incarnation to another. Two cases in particular dramatically demonstrate how facial features can remain consistent from one lifetime to another. Ian Stevenson studied Suzanne Ghanem and Daniel Jurdi in the late 1960’s, when they were small children. Photographs of these individuals from their prior incarnations were available. Stevenson revisited Suzanne and Daniel in 1998 and found that these two people, now full grown adults, had the same facial features as in their past incarnations. These cases were published in Tom Shroder’s book, Old Souls. Two other Ian Stevenson reincarnation cases, in which photo comparison’s are available (and provided to the right) that demonstrate similar facial features involve: Burmese Twins
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In his book, Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect, Dr. Stevenson advised that researchers systematically study “facial resemblances between subjects and previous personalities.”
To review other Stevenson case with similar appearance, go to: Ian Stevenson, MD Reincarnation Cases with Physical Resemblance
7. Relationships are renewed through reincarnation
As noted above, Stevenson cases that demonstrate physical resemblance involves Burmese twins, who were sisters in their past lifetimes. They were part of a study involving 31 sets of twins, whose past lives were objectively validated. In 100% of these cases, the twins had significant past life relationships, concretely demonstrating that souls plan lifetimes to be reunited with loved ones through reincarnation.

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I also would like to share that I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Stevenson at the Univeristy of Virginia at Charlottesville in the year 2001. He was a very gracious host and he spent an entire day with me. I was very honored that at the conclusion of my visit, he offered to sponsor me for membership in the Society for Scientific Exploration, an academic organization that he co-founded. I did join the SSE and I highly recommend this organization.

The world owes a great debt to Dr. Stevenson for the important work he did over his long career. IISIS hopes to build upon his contributions and as a gesture of respect and acknowledgement, a posthumous IISIS Award has been given to Dr. Stevenson. Reincarnation research continues at the University of Virginia under the guidance of Jim Tucker, MD.
It should be noted that Dr. Stevenson wrote in a very academic style as his target audience was fellow scientists. On the IISIS website, his past life cases are presented as reincarnation stories to make his academic work easier to understand. For those interested in appreciating the scientific rigor of his research, such as his use of multiple witnesses to establish corroborated testimony, please refer to the original reports written by Dr. Ian Stevenson.

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Child psychiatrist Jim Tucker continues Stevenson’s work

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Pagani Huayra

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The Pagani Huayra is an Italian mid-engined sports car produced by Pagani. Succeeding the company’s previous offering, the Zonda, it costs €1,198,000 ($1,600,000). It is named after Wayra Tata, which means “God of the winds” in Quechua, the official language of the Inca Empire. The Huayra was named “The Hypercar of the Year 2012” by Top Gear magazine and received a very positive review when tested by Richard Hammond on Top Gear. The Huayra is currently the fastest road car to go around the Top Gear Test Track, setting a time of 1:13.8, beating the previous record of 1:15.1 set by the Ariel Atom V8 in January 2011. It was used in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction as the KSI prototype turned Decepticon Stinger.
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The Huayra uses a twin-turbo, V12 engine developed by Mercedes-AMG specially for the Huayra. The Huayra’s 6.0-litre engine, the M158, produces 730 metric horsepower (720 bhp (539 kW)) and 1,000 N·m (740 lb·ft) of torque. Its top speed is about 231 mph (372 km/h) and it has a rating 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) acceleration time of 3.2 seconds. Using Pirelli tires, the Pagani Huayra is capable of withstanding 1.66 g of lateral acceleration at speeds of up to 230 mph (370 km/h).

The Pagani Huayra uses a seven-speed sequential gearbox and a single disc clutch. The choice not to use a dual-clutch in an oil bath was due to the increase in weight of over 70 kg (154 lb), thus negating any advantage of the faster gear changes in a double-clutch transmission As a result, the entire transmission weighs 96 kg (212 lb).
The car is equipped with Brembo brake calipers, rotors and pads. The calipers have four pistons in front and four in the rear. The rotors are drilled carbon ceramic, 380 mm (15.0 in) in diameter and 34 mm (1.3 in) thick.
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Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division provides the engine of the Huayra which is hand-built by Michael Kübler. The 5,980 cc, twin-turbo, 60° AMG M158 V12, has been designed at the request of Pagani to reduce turbo lag and improve response, realized with smaller turbos, a different intercooler configuration and re-programmed ECU settings.

Like many high-performance cars, the Huayra uses dry sump lubrication. This has several key benefits including guaranteeing oil flow even when the car is subjected to extreme lateral acceleration, preventing “oil surge” which allows the engine to operate more efficiently while the lack of an oil pan allows mounting the engine lower, lowering the car’s center of gravity and improving handling. The fuel consumption of the Huayra is 10 mpg (23 l/100 km) in city and 14 mpg (17 l/100 km) in highway (EPA testing).

A water / oil heat exchanger reduces engine warm-up times on cold days and helps maintain a stable temperature for refrigerants and lubricants.
To minimize the use of pipes and fittings (and the overall weight of the vehicle), the expansion tank is mounted directly on the engine. Intercooler fins act as an expansion tank circuit at low temperatures.
The titanium exhaust system was designed and built by MHG-Fahrzeugtechnik. Hydroformed joints were developed to reduce back pressure and ensure a free flow exhaust. Titanium reduces the weight of the exhaust system while the Inconel silencers improve reliability in the most exposed parts of the exhaust at high temperatures. The entire system weighs less than 10 kg (22 lb).
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Pagani Huayra at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
The Pagani Huayra is different from its predecessor in that it incorporates active aerodynamics. It is capable of changing the height of the front from the ground and independently operating four flaps placed at the rear and front of the car. The behavior of the flaps is managed by a dedicated control unit that is fed information from systems such as the ABS and ECU, which pass on information about the car’s speed, yaw rate, lateral acceleration, steering angle and throttle position. This is intended to achieve minimal drag coefficient or maximum downforce depending on the situation. The Huayra’s designer Horacio Pagani states that it has a variable drag coefficient of between .31 to .37.
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The system also prevents excess body roll in the corners by raising the “inside” flaps (i.e. the left ones in a left-handed corner and vice versa), increasing the downforce on that side of the car. The rear flaps also act as an airbrake. Under hard braking, both the front suspension and the two rear flaps are raised to counteract weight transfer to the front wheels and keep the whole car stable, for instance when entering a corner. Air from the radiator is extracted through an arch in the bonnet at an angle that is designed not to affect the streamline around the body. The side air intakes behind the front wheels create a low pressure zone, resulting in downforce.
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Official debut
The Pagani Huayra was officially debuted online with many pictures in a press release on January 25, 2011. The official world debut was at the Geneva Auto Salon 2011 in March.
EA secured the exclusive video game rights to the Pagani Huayra in 2011, available exclusively in Need for Speed titles in 2011, Shift 2: Unleashed and Need for Speed: The Run.
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This license expired on 31 December 2011. In 2012 it appeared in Need For Speed: Most Wanted at second place on the Most Wanted List. The Huayra also appears in Need for Speed Rivals as a racer vehicle. The Pagani Huayra also appears in the Jalopnik January DLC Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4 along with other cars like the Ford Pinto, the Alfa Romeo Montreal and seven others. While all other cars in the pack can be purchased individually the Pagani Huayra can only be obtained by purchasing the whole pack.
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The Pagani Huayra was also featured in Asphalt 7: Heat, Asphalt 8: Airborne and in Forza Horizon Limited Edition, as well as CSR Racing, Assetto Corsa and the upcoming Project CARS. The Pagani Huayra is also featured in Real Racing 3, Grid 2 and Grid Autosport. The Huayra is also playable in the Xbox One racing game Forza Motorsport 5and the PlayStation 3 racing games Gran Turismo 6 and DRIVECLUB. A fictionalized version, branded the Pegassi Osiris, is included in the Ill Gotten Gains: Part 1 DLC update of Grand Theft Auto Online which was released on June 9, 2015.
The vehicle is used as an alternate mode for the Decepticon Stinger in Transformers: Age of Extinction film.
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Pagani has made two special editions Huayras to date.

La Monza Lisa
The first special edition Huayra is called “La Monza Lisa” and is owned by Kris Singh. It features tricolore racing stripes and side stripes inspired by the Zonda Revolucion, and a bright red interior with white stitching inspired by a Zonda F Roadster. At the customer’s request, Pagani also reengineered the firewall behind the occupants to be finished in a mixture of matte and gloss fully exposed carbon fiber, for visual effect as well as to pass more engine vibration through to the carbon fiber seat backs, per the customer’s request. La Monza Lisa features a one-of-kind version of the M158 hand-built by master AMG Huayra engine builder, Michael Kübler. Michael and AMG have not released any specifications but they have confirmed that it is mechanically different and produces more power than the standard M158 engine.
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730 S
Pagani’s second special edition Huayra is called “730S” and was ordered by a Mexican car collector Alejandro Salomon.
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End of production
On February 11, 2015 reported that the Pagani Huayra has been sold out. The Huayra was limited to just 100 units as part of Pagani’s agreement with engine supplier Mercedes-AMG.

Pagani Huayra Roadster
On February 11, 2015 Pagani confirmed to GTspirit that a roadster version will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The Pagani Huayra Roadster will run on a 6-litre twin-turbocharged V12 Mercedes-Benz AMG engine delivering 732 bhp
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Malaysian official blames deadly earthquake on mountain climbers who posed naked The Gods are angry

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Locals and Officials who believe in the supernatural have blamed a group of cheeky tourists for an earthquake that has left more than 100 climbers stranded atop Southeast Asia’s highest peak.

The holidaymakers posed for a series of nude photographs and were accused of urinating as they scaled Mount Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

According to Malaysian media, there are some locals who believe the 6.0-magnitude tremor was caused by ‘mountain spirits’ who were angered over the crude photo shoot which occurred high above the clouds.

The holidaymakers posed for a series of nude photos on Mount Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah

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The photo shoot occurred May 10, but the images didn’t circulate on social media until last Saturday

Located on the island of Borneo, the 13,435-ft peak has protected status within a national park and is considered a sacred site by Sabahans, The Star reported.
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Photos showing the tourists stripping at the Unesco World Heritage Site caused outrage in Malaysia, with their tour guide claiming they broke away from the main group and ignored his requests to keep their clothes on.

Ten male and female tourists – believed to include two Canadians, two Dutch and a German – allegedly called their mountain guide ‘stupid’ and told him to ‘go to hell’ as he escorted 27 holidaymakers, The Malay Mail reported.

The men were completely nude, while most, if not all of the women were topless in the photos.
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They were snapped on the mountain’s south peak on May 10 and didn’t make the rounds on social media in Malaysia until Saturday.

A tour guide claims the cheeky tourists broke away from a larger group and told him to ‘go to hell’

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Erdogan and Turkey’s Ruling Party Loses Parliamentary Majority. 259 seats can only form a Minority government


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A woman prepared to cast her vote in Turkey’s parliamentary election at a polling station in Istanbul on Sunday. Credit Yasin Akgul/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
ISTANBUL — Turkish voters delivered a rebuke on Sunday to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as his party lost its majority in Parliament in a historic election that ended, for now, his ambition to rewrite the Constitution and establish an American-style presidential system.
The election results represented a significant setback to Mr. Erdogan, an Islamist who has steadily increased his power as president, a partly but not solely ceremonial post, after more than a decade as prime minister, and indicated that Mr. Erdogan’s efforts to accumulate power had run aground. And it was a significant victory to the cadre of Kurds, liberals and secular Turks who found their voice of opposition to Mr. Erdogan during sweeping antigovernment protests two years ago.
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Mr. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, or A.K.P., still won by far the most seats in Parliament, but not a majority, according to preliminary results released Sunday night. The outcome suggested contentious days of jockeying ahead as the party moves to form a coalition government. Already, analysts were raising the possibility Sunday of new elections if a government cannot be formed swiftly. Many Turks were happy to see Mr. Erdogan’s powers curtailed, even though the prospect of a coalition government evokes dark memories of political instability and economic malaise during the 1990s.

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Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party in Diyarbakir, Turkey, on Sunday. Based on partial results, the party appeared to be on track to surpass the 10 percent threshold needed to secure representation in Parliament for the first time.CreditBulent Kilic/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
With 99 percent of the votes counted, the A.K.P. had won 41 percent of the vote, according to TRT, a state-run broadcaster, down from nearly 50 percent during the last national election in 2011. The percentage gave it an estimated 259 seats in Turkey’s Parliament, compared with the 327 seats it has now.
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“The outcome is an end to Erdogan’s presidential ambitions,” said Soner Cagaptay, an expert on Turkey and a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Almost immediately, the results raised questions about the political future of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who moved to that position from that of foreign minister last year and was seen as a loyal subordinate of Mr. Erdogan. Mr. Davutoglu, who during the campaign vowed to resign if the A.K.P. did not win a majority, told reporters on Sunday evening in brief comments, “whatever the people decide is for the best.” Mr. Davutoglu was due to speak later in the evening in Ankara.

Mr. Erdogan, who as president was not on the ballot Sunday, will probably remain Turkey’s dominant political figure even if his powers have been rolled back, given his outsized personality and his still-deep well of support among Turkey’s religious conservatives, who form the backbone of his constituency. But even among those supporters, including ones in Kasimpasa, the Istanbul neighborhood where Mr. Erdogan spent part of his youth, there are signs that his popularity is flagging, partly because of his push for more powers over the judiciary and his crackdown on any form of criticism, including prosecutions of those who insult him on social media.
“A lot of people in Kasimpasa have become disheartened by Erdogan’s aggressive approach in recent weeks,” said Aydin, 77, who gave only his first name because some of his family members are close to Mr. Erdogan. “I voted for the A.K.P. because it has become habit, but I think Erdogan lost votes this week.”
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An illustration titled “political discourse” portrays Mr. Erdogan spraying tear gas. Musa Kart, the editorial cartoonist whose work has appeared in newspapers, was taken to court on charges of insulting the leader. Credit Musa Kart

The election was seen as a referendum on Mr. Erdogan’s tenure, especially his plan for a presidential system that would have given him more power. Polling had consistently shown that the majority of Turks are opposed to the change.
By law, Mr. Erdogan can call for a new election after 45 days if a coalition is not formed.
The election turned on the historic performance at the ballot box of Turkey’s Kurdish minority, which aligned with liberals and secular Turks opposed to Mr. Erdogan’s leadership to win almost 13 percent of the vote, passing a 10 percent legal threshold and earning representation in Parliament. The People’s Democratic Party, a largely Kurdish bloc known as H.D.P., was able to broaden its base by fielding a slate of candidates that included women, gays and other minorities and appealed to voters whose goal was to curtail Mr. Erdogan’s powers.
“I voted for H.D.P. because it’s the only party that can break up Erdogan’s bid for absolute power,” said Selen Olcay, 47, a fitness instructor who voted in Istanbul’s Sariyer district. “In this election a lot of Turks abandoned their ideological preferences and voted strategically to derail Erdogan’s one-man rule.”

Turkey’s presidential compound has an underground tunnel system and the latest in anti-espionage technology. The alternative composition of the national anthem used in the video caused fury among secular circles that consider the anthem sacred to Turkish nationality.

Supporters light flares as they celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Diyarbakir, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Supporters light flares as they celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Diyarbakir, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Supporters light flares as they celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Diyarbakir, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
The Kurdish party opted to run as a unified slate, rather than field independent candidates as it had in the past. But it was a big risk: either it would reach the 10 percent threshold and enter Parliament, or it would be shut out, and its seats would have gone to the A.K.P.
In the city of Diyarbakir, in the Kurdish heartland in the southeast, celebrations broke out as people flooded the streets, dancing and setting off fireworks.
In Istanbul, Kurds saw the election as the culmination of decades of struggle, some of it waged violently by the Kurdistan Workers Party, or P.K.K., which has waged an insurgency from a base in northern Iraq for more political rights. In recent years Mr. Erdogan’s government had entered peace talks with the Kurds and violence ebbed, and Sunday’s vote raised hopes for a final deal.
“This is the victory of peace against war,” said Sirri Sureyya Onder, an H.D.P. official, speaking to a group of reporters after preliminary results were published.

The performance positioned the Kurds as kingmakers in the next Parliament, and highlighted the evolution of the Kurdish movement, from the battlefields of the southeast, where a bloody insurgency raged for nearly 30 years, to the halls of power in Ankara, the capital.
Even as contentious days of political bargaining lie ahead, the election capped a two-year period of seismic shifts in Turkish politics. Widespread antigovernment protests in 2013, set off by plans to raze an Istanbul park and replace it with a mall, laid bare the growing resentments among liberal and secular Turks toward the governing party. Then, a corruption scandal threatened to engulf Mr. Erdogan and his government. Mr. Erdogan survived by targeting the followers of his erstwhile ally, the Muslim cleric Fetullah Gulen, who over the years had taken positions in the judiciary and the police and were accused of orchestrating a graft inquiry.
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Fethullah Gulen, a charismatic preacher who leads one of the most influential Islamic movements in the world, in his compound in Saylorsburg, Pa., in 2010. Credit Ruth Fremson/The New York Times
Turkey has felt strains in other arenas. It has taken in nearly two million Syrians, who have been a burden on services and exacerbated tensions in border regions, especially as the economy has slowed. In the wake of the Arab Spring, Turkey pursued an Islamist agenda in the region, supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, whose president was deposed by the military. Its policy in Syria of pushing for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad has been unpopular in Turkey, and Mr. Assad, four years later, is still in power.
Supporters celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Supporters celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Supporters celebrate early election results outside the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, June 7, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
Turkey, a member of NATO, has also seen its relations with its Western allies deteriorate, mainly over Syria and the fight against the Islamic State, the militant group that controls vast areas of Iraq and Syria. An American-led coalition has been carrying out an air campaign against the group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, for nearly a year, but Western officials complain that Turkey has not done enough, such as allowing its air bases to be used for bombing runs. Critics also partly blame Turkey for the rise of the Islamic State for its early support of Islamist groups in Syria.
The election was defined by bitter partisanship, with opponents criticizing Mr. Erdogan for his accumulation of powers, his bashing of the media and his lavish new palace, which Mr. Erdogan justified by saying his previous residence was infested with cockroaches. The campaign was also marred by violence, including a bombing last week at a Kurdish political rally that left two people dead.
“Erdogan’s salvos over the past week show how nervous he is about the outcome of this election,” said Ugur Kaplan, 24, a student who voted in Istanbul. “The A.K.P. has lost votes, and it’s because of him. People are tired of having their lives dictated by one nutty man. It’s time for change.”
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