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How to maintain a positive mindset

Our lives are a reflection of our attitude. It’s easy to react to things in a negative way and get side tracked on how a bad situation can be turned into a good one. The energy that a person brings along with them can be contagious so it’s important to be the sunshine in the room. Reacting to an event in a negative way not only is restricting you from living a happy life but it affects the environment around you.

Here is a list of habits you should try out to try and maintain a positive attitude and mindset with you everywhere you go:

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White Supremacist sentenced to life in prison

In 2016, a white man chased down a young black man in his jeep and killed him. Just recently, a judged sentenced Russell Courtier to life in prison for the racially motivated murder of 19 year old Larnell Bruce Jr. Courtier won’t have the possibility of parole for at least another 28 years.  

Coutier is a member of a gang called European Kindred. The gang is a white supremacist prison group based mostly in Oregon corrections system.

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Timmothy Pitzen

On May 11, 2011 Timmothy Pitzen was dropped off at school by his father for his kindergarten class as Greenman Elementary School. His mother checked him out of class in the morning saying there was a non-existent family emergency. They were missing for a span of 3 days and the last they knew Timmothy was with his mother was between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm on May 13 in the background of phone calls. She checked into the Rockford Inn where she was found the next morning and she had taken her own life. There was a note left apologizing for the mess she had created along with an explanation that Timmothy would never be found, but he was safe with people who would care for him. During the investigation, there was a concerning amount of blood found in her car that belonged to her son Timmothy. The father, James Pitzen, has stated that he believes his son is still alive.

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US Soccer Women’s National Team

The US Women’s Soccer team sues US Soccer for gender discrimination on National Women’s Day.  The lawsuit comes just 3 months before the FIFA World Cup in France where the team will be defending their title.

The 28 members of the world champion women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit after a long ongoing fight with the countries soccer federation. The team has said the discrimination involves unequal pay and working conditions. The team stated that there has been years of “institutionalized gender discrimination”.

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Ted Bundy

Netflix originally released a series called Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes which was present-day interviews, footage, and audio recordings made on death row forming a searing portrait of notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. The idea of the tapes is to bring yourself and understand the minds of notorious criminals such as Bundy. The release of the tapes sparked a lot of recent interest in the murderer and lead to lots of talk on social media for the “hotness” of the killer. With this talk of Bundy, it lead to netflix once again having to reach out to its audience in concern for their thoughts. The Netflix official account tweeted, “ “I’ve seen a lot of talk about Ted Bundy’s alleged hotness and would like to gently remind everyone that there are literally THOUSANDS of hot men on the service — almost all of whom are not convicted serial murderers,” which received more than 20,000 retweets and 115,000 likes.

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Gillette Ad

Gillette just released their newest add “We Believe” which focuses on the topic of toxic masculinity. Although the ad has earned lots of praise and publicity for the brand, it has also caused some other negative feelings for the company. Critics are upset with Gillette and say that the message is “insulting” and assumes that the dislike of women is a common thing among their customer base. The ad was released on Monday and begins with clips of actions you would put with “toxic masculinity” such as men laughing at shows making fun of women, online bullying, or a boss mansplaining his female colleagues idea at a meeting. The narrator in the ad goes on to say “ We believe in the best in men, to say the right thing, to act the right way. Some already are. But some is not enough. Because the boys watching today will be the men of tomorrow.” Throughout the ad, it then shifts its focus to the #MeToo movement and begins to show scenes of men defending others from hurtful or violent behavior, bullying, and stopping their friends from harassing. The brand then later stated on social media that while much is being done to do more, there is still much more work to do.

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Cynthia Brown Clemency

Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison after she killed a man who had bought her for sex when she was only 16 years old. Following this week however, according to Tennessee governor’s office she has been granted clemency from governor Bill Haslam.  Brown who is now 30 years old, served 15 years in prison will be released to parole supervision on August 7 which is exactly 15 years later from the date she was first arrested. She will be held on parole supervision for 10 years if she does not violate any laws and maintains a job while participating in regular court sessions.

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FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati fell to New York in the second round of tournaments on Saturday. The team was scored on in the thirteenth minute of the first half and was never able to put the ball into the back of the net to even up the score. The team was expected to win the whole thing so I’m sure you can imagine the upset for the players and fans. The teams in the city of Cincinnati have not won a championship for a long time now, so for the team to be doing this well really got the city excited. This was the first time the team had made it to tournaments in the league that they are in now, the USL. Despite their loss, the team was still proud with how far they made it in the season being the first seed of the tournament and being the best team out of the large sum of games they played. Players made many tweets after the game stating how they felt about the defeat and sour end to their season. Player Richie Ryan said, “Not the way we wanted the season to finish but over 34 games we were the best team so everyone should be very proud of what we have done this season. Every day with this group has been a pleasure to the fans the future is bright the future is.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Allegations

There have been claims of rape against soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo over the past week. The superstar however is brushing off the allegations stating it’s fake news.

American model Kathryn Mayorga who is now 34 years old has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room. The model says that when she was 25 years old while she was working at Rain nightclub inside the Palms Casino Resort. Mayorga says that Ronaldo paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence.

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