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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
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Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
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James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Jim Weiler: Hi this is Jim with Piedmont Therapeutic Massage, and were going to be demonstrating next massage technique, another massage technique that you can use, and this is whats referred to as friction. The friction technique is best done without any lubricant. Your intention with friction is to pin the superficial tissues down against the deeper underlying structures. As you can see here, Im not sliding on the skin, Im panning the tissues down to the deeper underlying structures and some instances, the bone. Youre compressing various soft tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments against the bone, and using friction to generate heat. That heat in turn will take advantage of a property that connective tissue has, which is refereed to as thixotropy, which means it can be going from more of a liquid or dissolved state or solute or into more of a gel or solid state. Friction is a very effective technique for loosening up tight areas, and also areas where there may be a pain and discomfort present. Its also done at the sides of origins or insertions are also referred to as attachment of muscles. So, in areas where that is very effective is here at the patellar tendon above the knee, the kneecap, and the patellar ligament below or inferior to the kneecap. Another area, in which friction can be done, is on the arm. This area here, which is the lateral epicondyle, all of the muscles which extend wrist and the fingers originate here. A lot of office workers are on computer keyboards all-day can have a lot of tightness and soreness or discomfort here. The cross-fiber friction will be very effective at loosening that up and getting rid of the pain discomfort, and the friction technique can be done anywhere up to three or four minutes, and again its best to get feedback from your partner they can let you know if the area have had enough treatment or too much treatment.