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You don t have to be ridiculously good-looking to be successful at online dating. In fact, sometimes more attractive people can be at a disadvantage in online dating. According to a study by OKCupid. women prefer to message guys of average good looks more often than they do the most attractive men. (But the reverse isn t exactly true—on OKCupid, two thirds of male messages go to the highest rated third of women.)

So if you re a normal guy, you re already ahead of the game.

Then why do so many guys post Zoolander selfies, shirtless gym pics, and professionally photographed headshots? They re trying too hard—and it shows. The woman you re looking for probably doesn t care about that stuff.

What does increase your odds of meeting more people in person, regardless of your gender and orientation, is when your pictures show your hobbies, your sense of humor, your full life, pets, and interests. More than any selfie, these profile pictures show people how you re unique and interesting. They tell us that we have things in common with you, lots to talk about, and that it looks like fun to hang out with you. We ve talked about this briefly before. but today we re taking a closer look at what kinds of pictures do well.

Note: This is a guest post in which lots of the advice is geared towards men looking for women—but many of the rules apply all around. In cases where they don t, we ve noted it with some info from OKCupid.

Eight Profile Pictures That Help You Win at Online Dating

1) You being active / doing something you love. Smart people make their pics work double-time: showing their appearance and their interests. OKCupid s research on successful profile pictures shows that men are twice as likely to meet women in person when you post pictures of yourself doing something interesting instead of drinking (a standard stand-by photo).

Why this works: You re showing visitors how you lead a full, engaging life—and that you potentially share some common interests. When your pictures create topics of conversation, the viewer won t have to think hard about how to respond to your message. And the easier you make it for them to respond, the better. Next thing you know, you two are chatting away about your favorite rock climbing spots nearby.

Do you have photos from the last time you went rock climbing? Coached your nephew s soccer team? Played Dominion? Give them some love on your profile. And if you don t have photos of you doing something you enjoy, get some! Next time you re geo-caching or in the midst of a game night, have a friend take a couple pics.

2) You, not alone. When a someone s profile pictures are all selfies, it doesn t show off your social side (and, depending on the nature of those selfies, could even come off a little narcissistic). One or two photos of you with friends, looking happy and natural, are way better than a profile full of boring, posed selfies.

Why this works: People want to know that you re capable of having healthy relationships. When a few photos show your cycling team, volunteer group, or others who clearly enjoy spending time with you, inquiring eyes can feel fairly confident you re not a sociopath. (Which really increases your odds of meeting more dates in person!)

If you haven t checked out the photos tagged of you on Facebook lately, take a look again. Your goal isn t to look perfect in every one. It s okay if you and your buddy are beet-red and sunburned from a day of fishing. The goal is to prove you re a normal, happy person with friends who enjoy your company.

But try to keep big group pictures to a minimum. Group shots make it difficult for people to spot you—turning the photo into a game of Where s Waldo. A photo of you and one or two friends is ideal.

3) You with your family. This works like a powered-up version of photos with friends. At the next holiday, grab your brother, a couple cousins, or your grandfather. Have someone take the photo close-up, so you re easily recognizable, and put your arm around Grandpa.

Why this works: Many women love family pics because we instantly assume you re close with your family, a caring son, a good brother, and a sweet grandson. Basically, that you re one of the good guys. Good guys make good boyfriends.

A photo of you with your adorable niece, nephew, or friend s kid is also great subliminal messaging. It implies you re good with kids and therefore would be a great dad. (Upload with caution, though: you may attract some wife-ready women, so be sure that s what you re looking for.)

4) You with your pets. According to OKCupid. photos with animals are even better for getting women to meet in person than your photos of doing something interesting. So round up the nearest dog, cat, or baby elephant and let the magic happen. Oddly enough, the study shows that reverse isn t true for women posing with animals.

Why this works: Guys who are kind to animals are hot, no question about it. You give off a vibe that s caring yet playful… gentle yet protective… easy-going yet responsible. Swoon. Plus, when women see a cute guy cuddled up to a snuggly animal, we imagine how good you ll be at cuddling us.

5) Your full body shot. This is an online dating best practice because it s common decency. We want to know what you actually look like. You get nervous when all of a woman s photos are cropped right below her cleavage, right? You know she s hiding something, and it s not a wooden leg. (Strangely, for women posting pictures of themselves, the classic Myspace shot is actually what receives the most responses).

Unless you want the other person to be suspicious of you, post at least one photo showing your full body.

Why this works: You want the other person to know you re an honest, genuine human. Lots of creeps post deceptive photos, or lie on their profiles. After a couple bad dates, anyone would be sick of this. When we see you re confident and honest about who you are, we re into that.

The Most Useful Online Dating Profile Pictures

6) Are flattering. Yes: duh. But tons of people post deliberately unflattering photos, looking super drunk, making ugly faces, or whatever. Sometimes it s for humorous effect, but you might just beat someone to the punch by giving a reason to be rejected. But what s the point of online dating, then?

It s okay if you ve got a goofy snorkeling photo or a picture of you on Halloween as a hunchback. You should show your interests and personality. Just don t let those less flattering photos outnumber the ones that prove you re way hotter than Quasimodo, even if you think you re being hilariously ironic.

7) Are genuine. Happiness is attractive! Multiple stone-faced selfies in the gym mirror makes anyone look dull. And five emo-pout photos in a row get tiresome. Show people that you like to be happy. We want to know what you look like when you re having a great time—so we can imagine how fun it ll be right there next to you.

8) Are accurate and recent. Some people choose photos that make them seem better looking in some way. They might hide their beer gut, crooked teeth, or bald spot. This is a major bummer for two reasons:

  1. When you choose a deceptive profile picture, and then meet a date in person, they ll see that you lied. Lying by omission is not a good way to start a relationship—but you ll probably not make it to a second date at all.
  2. You might be losing opportunities to meet people who like your so-called flaws! Crooked teeth can be raffish, bald can be sexy, and some extra weight can be great for cuddling. There are many walks of life out there!

Show your physical appearance and age with honesty. People will find your self-confidence really attractive.

Online dating is one place where you get to be yourself. Be who you are—so the right person can find you!

Em writes smart online dating advice for men. For more tips on writing messages that get replies, what to say (and what not to say) in your profile, and the best ways to get a woman s attention, check out MenAskEm .


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Meeting guys can be a stressful part of your life. Sometimes, a new relationship falls right into your lap, whether or not it is a good time. Many people find themselves in the opposite position, however. If you are trying to meet a guy and consider a serious relationship with him, you need to know what you want. This will help you narrow the field of eligible men. Don’t cling to this ideal too rigidly, however, because life isn’t that simple.

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Think about previous relationships. A great way to gauge who you might want to date is by looking at what worked and what didn’t in the past. Think back to what you loved about a guy, and what made you break up. Even if he broke up with you, you may not have agreed with his decision.

  • For example, personality traits that you may pay attention to are previous boyfriends’ neatness, long-term goals, their ability to have a serious conversation, and so on.

Think about your personality. You may love watching James Bond movies and have a crush on him, but in reality you may not be compatible with smooth talking men. Or, you may be attracted to guys who are extremely laid back, but you demand utmost cleanliness and neatness in your apartment. Think about what you can and can’t ‘live with’ – figuratively, but also literally speaking. You may want to eventually spend extended periods of time together.

Look at your best friends. Who you are friends with and who you date are not generally the exact same person. However, your best friends may be a good gauge for what you like in other people. There is, additionally, nothing that says you can’t date people you might otherwise consider your buddy. Take a step back and look at what you do with your best friends, and the parts of their personality that make you want to spend time with them.

Look at past and current roommates. If you are looking for a potential long-term boyfriend, you will sooner or later want to know how you will get along at home. There is no exact formula for what makes great roommates, nor finding the ‘right’ guy. However, think about the behaviors that annoyed you and pleased you the most in previous roommates. [1]

  • For example, if you had to quit rooming with someone whose cat was soiling your clothing, a guy with a dog or cat may not be right for you.
  • A big one for roommates is how messy people are. There seems to be a spectrum between messy and uptight. The messier folks don’t usually appreciate the uptight people, and vice versa. Use past roommates to try to figure out where you are on this scale. Ideally, guys you date will be near you on this scale.

Determine how much spare time you have. Relationships are on another spectrum – between casual and serious. Generally speaking, casual relationships need less of a time commitment than serious ones. If you are secure in your career and want to build lifelong relationships, you will probably want to devote more time to new boyfriends. On the other hand, if you are busy all the time and can’t tend to a serious relationship, your needs are much different.

Think about your life and career goals. Compatibility is much less of an issue in the early phases of a relationship than several years down the road. It is easy to ignore the marriage and baby conversation early on (and even necessary), but you should know what you want. Think about whether you want to settle down anytime soon, and where your career goals might take you.

Check out the local nightlife. This is kind of a cliché first step, but it is still preferred by many. If you want a more casual relationship, involving once a week dinner dates, this is a good place to look. You already know that they enjoy nightlife and meeting new people. The local nightlife is a place where strangers from many different backgrounds converge. Who knows, you may intend only to start a casual relationship and meet someone you want to spend the rest of your life with.

Look where you spend the most time. You and your future boyfriend don’t have to have all the same career goals and hobbies. However, a good place to look for people with similar interests is where you spend your time outside work. This will give you ideas for dates you could go on besides going out to dinner. It is also one way to judge their core beliefs and values.

  • For example, if you spend time at church and with religious groups, meeting someone in those circles is a way to ensure they share your beliefs.
  • If you spend a lot of time rock climbing, you may want to meet others there. Time consuming hobbies can overshadow relationships. If you both enjoy the same things, doing hobbies together will take some of the pressure off the relationship.

Ask close friends and family. If you have had several unsatisfactory relationships in a row, you may want to ask for recommendations. Friends and family may know who they should set you up with better than you. After all, they are capable of evaluating your personality and needs as an outsider. Make sure to approach someone who is not going to set you up with someone they want to see you with rather than who might make you happy.

  • For example, most parents want what is best for their child. However, determine if they are only setting you up with a guy who corresponds to their sociopolitical beliefs, or earns a certain amount of money.

Keep your head up. You meet people in the most unexpected places, in everyday situations. Like ripples in the ocean, many simple conversations come and go without anyone noticing. However, a chance encounter with the right person may reveal enough commonalities to turn this ripple into a real wave. Don’t go to the grocery store today with the intention of meeting Mr. Right, but don’t ignore the people all around you.

  • For example, you might see a regular in your local library reads the same authors that you do. See if he attends any book clubs where you could introduce yourself, or go up to him in the stacks.

Try internet dating. Some people don’t have the luck that others do when it comes to meeting guys in their area. There are a number of internet dating sites that cater to many interests. Many people have had success with internet dating, so you might give it a try. It is a good idea to keep other non-internet options open, even while you have your profile online.

  • Be on the lookout for scams. Unfortunately, there are people throughout the world that prey on the willingness of internet daters to send financial assistance to new boyfriends and girlfriends. Do not send money to someone you have met on the internet. [2]

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You can’t touch me, but I can touch you. I’d really love to touch you – Nomi

Released back in 1995, Paul Verhoeven’s “Showgirls” has managed to gain a major amount of notoriety for being one of the worst movies ever made, and although some people love it I can’t disagree with those who criticise it. Starring Elizabeth Berkley and Gina Gershon “Showgirls” is a drama which actually lacks drama and for the most comes across as titillation for the teens with copious amounts of nudity and sex scenes who having grown up watching Elizabeth Berkley as the sweet Jessica in “Saved by the Bell” now wanted to watch her movies. Despite set in the nasty world of Vegas dancing it is a movie of very little substance reliant on nudity and sex rather than anything else, much in the same manner as “Body of Evidence “.

Having made it to Las Vegas in the hopes of becoming a dancer, Nomi’s (Elizabeth Berkley – Any Given Sunday ) journey doesn’t start well when a truck driver steals her belongings. Taken in by Molly (Gina Ravera), Nomi finds herself working as a lap dancer in the Cheetah Club, a dive of a strip joint. But she gets a break when she wins a part in the line up for the Stardust Casino show ‘Goddess’ starring Cristal Connors (Gina Gershon – Best of the Best 3 ). With a foot in the door and discovering showbiz is not all glitz & glamour she sets about clawing her way to the top.

One of the biggest issues with “Showgirls” is that it really lacks a strong storyline, with the journey of Nomi as she enters the world of Vegas showgirls being the central thread, except it really isn’t that interesting or at least interesting enough to be the main storyline. Strangely a movie around the fickle world of Vegas showgirls, stripping and lap dancing should have enough going on to give it substance but instead we get a semi-glossy movie which fails to really deliver on the seediness of this world and in turn becomes seedy itself in it’s reliance on nudity and so called sex scenes. Talking of which for a movie which does feature a lot of nudity it is not in the least bit steamy or really that erotic, in fact erotic scenes such as the Elizabeth Berkley’s explicit lap dance or the over the top swimming pool sex scene end up more laughable in their execution than anything else.

In an attempt to make up for the weakness in the main storyline the are a few sub plots going on but then these actually feel like padding rather than actually contributing to the main storyline. It doesn’t help that these sub plots appear and disappear without any real cohesion with the main storyline making it feel oddly paced and a little disjointed. Adding to the misery there is the sub plot surrounding Nomi’s friend Molly who idolizes Vegas performer Andrew Carver. Now I can actually see the reason why this sub plot exists and actually adds a little meaning to an otherwise meaningless movie, but the visual ness of the storyline is disturbing and doesn’t fit in with the rest of “Showgirls”. This actually makes it feel like its inclusion has been for shock value rather than to give substance.

Whilst the storyline is undoubtedly weak, the casting of Elizabeth Berkley does not help matters as she spends most of the movie looking like a fish out of water. The thing is the character of Nomi should be interesting, naive but strong willed, manipulated yet manipulative with a malicious streak, but the performance fails to really convey these characteristics. Berkley who seems to struggle with a fixed expression throughout the movie just doesn’t come across as being believable often relying on exaggerated, melodramatic movements to try and convey emotion. I’m sorry but the scene featuring her stropping her way through a meal of chips is the sort of amateur dramatics you would expect from a high school production not a Hollywood movie.

The supporting performances don’t fare much better all of which seem to be going for the over the top dramatics rather than realism. This means that Gina Gershon as the established showgirl, Cristal Connors, appears to be a cross between Cruella de Ville and a pantomime villain, whilst Kyle MacLachlan is bordering on the brains in his pants rich kid rather than some flash Vegas entertainment manager. Probably the only half decent performance comes from Glenn Plummer who at least manages to deliver semi realistic drama with the underused character of James.

What this all boils down to is that “Showgirls” comes across as a very shallow movie which hides any real meaning or drama for the over use of naked flesh. In my opinion it does deserve it’s notoriety for being a poor movie and although many people say that it has been misinterpreted makes me wonder if I’d watched the same movie. Between the expressionless naked Elizabeth Berkley and a storyline which for the most lacks any real drama or realism “Showgirls” really does end up being just titillation for teens as it attempts to deliver style over substance.


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People, like why the hell do you mix the ridiculous photos stuff with politics. This photos are funny/ugly/ridicoulous or whatever and those people when posting them have agreed that other might see them and comment. But what does it have to do from which country is who, which person is from where, from which part of Ukraine, Russia, or even some Kazakhstan. Mostly what annoyed me is that 90% of this commenters are not even from this places and have no clue whats going on there in reality. So lets not turn this easy relaxing photo chat to the angry cold war usa russia ukraine europe conflict. Seems like you cant escape from those discussion. Seems I m gonna go watch videos about kittens and still find there comments about Russian Ukrainian conflict. Enough.

Calm down, you are the only one who made it political.


How to Meet a Girl: 10 Steps (with Pictures) #personals #free


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Going on a date with someone can be a lot of fun for both of you; however, asking for a date can be a difficult and intimidating experience. Thankfully you don’t have to leave the process up to luck. Learning more about the psychology behind asking for a date can help you to better understand the process and increase your chance of success.

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Don’t ask for a date immediately. Asking outright for a date can dramatically lower the chances of the other person agreeing. Instead of simply approaching someone and asking if they would like to go on a date with you, start by asking a simple question or favor first. You can also use this question to start a longer conversation and learn more about the person before asking them out. [1]

  • Try asking for a simple favor. Asking for directions or for any good restaurants nearby are some examples you can use to get the conversation started.
  • After you ask your favor, you can ask if the other person might want to meet up with you later.
  • Asking a favor first results in about a 15% chance of the person agreeing to a date.
  • Asking directly for a date has only a 3% chance that the person will say yes.

Say something positive. If you are approaching someone in a public space, it can be difficult to think of something to open your conversation with. When you open up this conversation you will want to focus on something positive about the area you find yourself in. [2]

  • Do not use “pick up lines”. These are off putting and are perceived as disingenuous.
  • For example, if you are in a supermarket, you might comment about how tasty something looks and ask if they have tried it.
  • Small talk can indicate interest and can help avoid the other person from feeling threatened.

Keep the conversation going. After you start a conversation, you will need to keep it going. The key is to listen and pay attention to what they are saying, both verbally and with body-language. Start the conversation off slowly and look for details that they offer which you can use to keep the conversation going. [3]

  • Slowly work to uncover more details about the other person that you can talk about.
  • Match the length of their response. Talking more than the other person can make you seem self-absorbed.
  • Keep your responses no longer than a minute in length.
  • Towards the end of this short conversation, ask for a date.

Make a good first impression. First impressions are formed almost automatically when two people meet for the first time. These judgments are made quickly, based on behavior, dress, appearance, and anything that is said during the meeting. By making a good impression, you can help increase your chances of getting a date when you ask. [4]

  • First impressions can be hard to change.
  • Looking good and dressing clean can help leave a good impression.
  • Greet people with confidence and make eye contact to show self-assurance.
  • Your first few words are important. Try to say something that demonstrates your character and shows intelligence.

Use the right body language. There are many non-verbal methods that you can use to convey your interest in the person you are speaking with. By using these in conjunction with your verbal conversation, you can help express your confidence and let the other person know that you find them interesting [5]

  • Keep your shoulders back and stand up straight.
  • Occasionally, you can tip your head to the side or nod to show interest.
  • Smile. As you are talking with the other person wear an easy smile. However, smiling too much or too little can be off putting.
  • Stand closer than you normally would to someone you aren’t interested in.
  • Make eye contact. Avoid staring, but make enough eye contact to show self-confidence and demonstrate you are paying attention.
  • Speak slowly and relaxed. Don’t be in a hurry when talking and leave a bit of a pause when the other person is done speaking.

Wear the right colors. If you plan on going out to look for a date or are expecting to meet a new group of people, you should consider what colors you are going to wear. Color can have an effect on people and leave a certain impression, depending on which hue you are wearing. Make sure the colors you have on when looking for a potential date are sending the right messages. [6]

  • Men who wear blue are often perceived by women as being stable and loyal.
  • Women who wear red can appear as being passionate and powerful by men.
  • Grey can leave the impression of neutrality and quietness, which might not be ideal when looking for a date.

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The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) supports internship opportunities for qualified undergraduate and graduate students to gain meaningful experiences in public health settings. Whether you are looking for a summer internship or a year-long fellowship, the following programs provide valuable exposure to a wide range of public health opportunities.

2017 OMHHE Sponsored Internship Opportunities

OMHHE sponsors the CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars (CUPS) program, consisting of six internship opportunities taking place at four partner institutions, creating a public health workplace experience to increase student interest in minority health.

See highlights and view presentations from the 2016 CUPS orientation.

* OMHHE anticipates the 2017 Summer CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS) continuing. If anything changes, we will notify the affected institutions. Please look to the institutions for any further updates.

Columbia University Program

Brief Description: The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The program begins with a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to introduce students to public health professionals working at the federal level. Throughout the summer, participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real world work experience. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation and submit a final paper on a public health challenge or intervention.

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Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 29, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Duration: 10 weeks

Brief Description: The MCHC/RISE-UP Program is a 10-week summer public health leadership program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students (within 12 months of the MCHC/RISE-UP orientation). MCHC/RISE-UP is a national consortium of institutions including the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI), Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, University of Southern California, California State University-LA, and University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities. Three tracks are offered: (1) clinical (KKI only), (2) research, and (3) community engagement and advocacy. Following Orientation (May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017), scholars begin their MCHC/RISE-UP experience on June 2, 2017 and end on August 4, 2017.

Brief Description: The Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship is a 9-week summer program for students currently enrolled full-time in a medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, or public health graduate program who are interested in participating in infectious diseases and health disparities research. Ferguson Fellows are encouraged to submit their research to national meetings and for publication.

Brief Description: The PLLUSS Program is a 10-week public health leadership and research program. The PLLUSS Program is for undergraduate sophomore and junior students minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. Students must complete sufficient course credit hours during the program for a minor in public health. The PLLUSS program is conducted at three collaborative research sites: (1) Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, (2) University of Cincinnati and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UC-NIOSH), and (3) California State University-Los Angeles. PLLUSS Program students will participate in public health research, education on health disparities and urban health issues, professional development, and community health promotion activities. Students will be encouraged to produce peer-reviewed publications and attend a national public health conference. Students will receive mentorship with the goal of successful acceptance and completion of graduate or professional school in the public health area. Following Orientation (May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017), scholars begin their PLLUSS experience on June 2, 2017 and end on August 4, 2017.

Morehouse College Program

Brief Description. Project IMHOTEP is a 11-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. Throughout the program, interns participate in a wide variety of seminars, workshops, and other educational initiatives and must complete a required number of community service hours. The interns receive training and support in data analysis and other project requirements. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation, poster, and submit a written manuscript suitable for publication in a scientific journal. Due to the demands of the program, Morehouse College seeks highly qualified students. The selection process is very rigorous and extremely competitive. Candidates should have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in public health.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is a rigorous 10-week summer program (May 22, 2017- August 8, 2017) designed to prepare underrepresented undergraduate students for leadership roles in the field of public health. A principal aim of the program is reducing health disparities. The program includes 2 weeks of public health educational training at Morehouse College with didactic learning in topics that include introduction to public health, introduction to biostatistics, introduction to epidemiology, scientific writing, and international health. Students also receive 3 days of training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta. During the final 8 weeks of the program, each student is paired with a mentor to conduct a hands-on research project within CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

Throughout the duration of the internship, students participate in weekly forums with opportunities for learning about public health leadership challenges faced by accomplished guest lecturers with experience across a broad range of sectors. Students also receive weekly coaching support and participate in a leadership skills webinar series. The content of this leadership curriculum is based on the following public health leadership competencies: public health leadership principles; collaboration and partnerships; articulating mission and vision; dialogue; team building; developing collaborative relationships to achieve goals; applying social justice principles; motivating others; and demonstrating transparency, integrity, and honesty in all actions.

The CDC Public Health Leader Fellowship Program at Morehouse College is geared toward currently enrolled or recently graduated students at the undergraduate level with an interest in reducing health disparities through careers in public health.

University of Michigan Program

Brief Description: The Future Public Health Leaders Program is a 10-week summer program designed for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The participants explore public health through seminars, workshops, and engagement in a community-based research project. Throughout the program the experience is guided by mentors from public health disciplines. The participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, real world work experience, and a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to meet public health professionals.


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How to Date Girls

You’ve probably already found out that there’s no one key to dating girls, since every girl is different. What impresses one girl may repel another, but that’s just a chance you’ll have to take when you hit the dating scene. Regardless of a girl’s personal preferences, there are some universal rules of dating that will help you land that second date, and maybe even a third. Read on to find out how to make your dating life a success.

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Project confidence. One of the most attractive qualities a potential date can have is palpable confidence. Girls will be interested in you if you seem to have a lot going on: you’re involved in activities, you have friends, you speak your opinion, and you have long-term goals.

  • Confidence can stem from a lot of places. You don’t have to be a basketball star to attract a girl; just get involved in something that shows you at your best. What activity allows you to shine?
  • There’s a big difference between confidence and arrogance. Confident people are admired by others for their talent, but also their grace and humility. If you’re confident in yourself, you won’t find the need to brag about it.

Be genuine. Don’t pretend to be someone you aren’t – girls will be able to see right through it. There’s nothing wrong with reading up on a band you know a girl likes so you can have a conversation about it later, but don’t pretend you know how to play the guitar unless you’re prepared to play her a song at a moment’s notice. Be real, and you won’t have to lie.

Present yourself well. Every girl has different preferences, or “types,” but don’t worry too much about trying to wear all the latest trends. Dress appropriately for the situation – no sleeveless shirts at a martini bar, for example – and don’t overdo it with the cologne. If you show up to a party dressed at your personal best and feeling confident, you’ll act that way – and there’s a good chance the girl you’re trying to impress will forget she even has a type.

Don’t dwell too much on a girl’s appearance. Everyone likes receiving compliments, especially when they’ve obviously gone out of their way to dress up and look good, but that shouldn’t be the main topic of conversation. Give the girl you’d like to date a chance to be more than the cute dress and heels she’s wearing.

  • Especially avoid making sexual comments about a girl’s appearance when you’re trying to date her. Stick to tasteful comments about her clothes, hair, or smile.

Be a sincere conversationalist. Avoid pick up lines, because they don’t sound sincere. When you’re talking to a girl, say something you actually mean. When she responds, don’t just pretend to listen, really listen, and try to move the conversation to a place that feels “real.”

  • Of course, the conversation should be appropriate for the setting. If you’re in a noisy bar, the girl you’re chatting up might not be in the mood to talk about personal or philosophical subjects. Still, it should be possible to say something meaningful about the music, the crowd, or the feel of the evening that shows her you’re enjoying the moment with her.

Let her get comfortable. When you’ve just met a girl and you want to ask her on a date, it’s very important that she feels comfortable being herself with you. Enjoy her quirks and unique qualities, and try not to be judgmental.

  • If you say something critical, even in jest, it could come off the wrong way and make her close up.
  • Ask a lot of questions and follow up with comments that let her know you’re listening and care about what she’s saying.
  • Joke around to keep things fun, but avoid making fun of the girl, her friends, her family, or anything else that hurt her feelings this early in the game.

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Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

MINYA, Egypt (Reuters) – Egyptian fighter jets carried out strikes on Friday directed at camps in Libya which Cairo says have been training militants who killed dozens of Christians earlier in the day.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he had ordered strikes against what he called terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

Egyptian military sources said six strikes took place near Derna in eastern Libya at around sundown, hours after masked gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt, killing 29 and wounding 24.

The Egyptian military said the operation was ongoing and had been undertaken once it had been ascertained that the camps had produced the gunmen behind the attack on the Coptic Christians in Minya, southern Egypt, on Friday morning.

“The terrorist incident that took place today will not pass unnoticed,” Sisi said. “We are currently targeting the camps where the terrorists are trained.”

He said Egypt would not hesitate to carry out further strikes against camps that trained people to carry out operations against Egypt, whether those camps were inside or outside the country.

Egyptian military footage of pilots being briefed and war planes taking off was shown on state television.

East Libyan forces said they participated in the air strikes, which had targeted forces linked to al-Qaeda at a number of sites, and would be followed by a ground operation.

A resident in Derna heard four powerful explosions, and told Reuters that the strikes had targeted camps used by fighters belonging to the Majlis al-Shura militant group.

Majlis al-Shura spokesman Mohamed al-Mansouri said in a video posted online that the Egyptian air strikes did not hit any of the group’s camps, but instead hit civilian areas.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the Christians, which followed a series of church bombings claimed by Islamic State in a campaign of violence against the Copts.

Islamic State supporters reposted videos from earlier this year urging violence against the Copts in Egypt.

At a nearby village, thousands later attended a funeral service that turned into an angry protest against the authorities’ failure to protect Christians.

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