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Fierce Hair for the fierce female

princess woodard_600Smart, sassy and enterprising, Princess Woodard is well suited for the business opportunities in virgin hair, which has become the next big thing. A recent graduate of law school, she has already been a business owner for three years, focusing on importing virgin hair from abroad. With attention to detail and an eye for the bottom line, Woodard is poised for success as she shares her story of the hustle of hair.

Carlee McCullough: Tell me about yourself.
Princess Woodard: My name is Princess Woodard. I am a native Memphian and a recent graduate of the University of Memphis' School of Law. I have been a virgin hair retailer since 2011.

 

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Kam’s Kapsules: OPENING THIS WEEK

halfofayellowsun 600For movies opening May 16, 2014

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Godzilla" (PG-13 for intense violence and scenes off destruction) Epic eco-adventure finds the legendary monster reborn and rising to restore balance in the titanic force of nature while humanity stands defenseless. Ensemble includes Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche and Ken Watanabe.

"Million Dollar Arm" (PG for mild epithets and suggestive content) Fact-based drama recounting how sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) traveled all the way to India to recruit some of the Subcontinent's top cricket pitchers to play major league baseball back in the U.S. Featuring Bill Paxton, Alan Arkin, Aasif Mandvi, Lake Bell and Suraj Sharma. (In English and Hindi with subtitles)

 

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Donald Sterling: ‘I’m not racist’ interviews don’t work

sterlingnotracist 600Clippers owner Donald Sterling wants America to know one thing: He is "not a racist."

The declaration of Sterling's non-racistness aired in full during an interview with Anderson Cooper Monday night on CNN. Last week, RadarOnline obtained an apparent audio recording of Sterling telling a friend the same thing.

But what does it matter what we call Donald Sterling – or what he calls himself, for that matter?

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Frontier Airlines to add Washington DC service at MEM

frontier 600Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday morning that it is adding four weekly flights between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), beginning Sept. 8.

The flights will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. In making the announcement, Frontier cited strong passenger response to its initial flights between Memphis and Denver, which began in March.

To introduce Frontier to the market, the airline is hosting a 12-hour, today-only sale with flights from IAD to any of the new cities for just $15* each way. Tickets must be purchased by 10:59 p.m. (CST) on May 13, 2014, for travel through Nov. 19, 2014. Additional introductory fares as low as $39* will be available at www.FlyFrontier.com through May 17, 2014.

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The nauseating ‘side effect’ of medical care

ShantellaSherman 600As millions of Americans celebrate their newfound status as medically "insured" through the Affordable Care Act, they may still join the ranks of financially strapped patients facing the rising cost of medical services.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans reported foregoing or delaying medical care in the past year because, even with insurance, they could not afford the portion of the bill that they were expected to pay. And while many are familiar with the vague concepts of costly prescriptions and expensive tests, the reality can be found in $300 tooth extractions, $200 office visit fees because deductibles had yet to be met, and insured patients who lose their homes attempting to pay the out-of-pocket portion of medical expenses.

The New England Journal of Medicine announced in 2013 that physicians should be obligated to discuss out-of-pocket costs as a "side effect" to treatment when they make decisions about their patients' care. The journal considered this discussion as imperative to reigning in the costs of care. The concern was that healthcare providers often neglected to discuss potential costs before ordering diagnostic tests, saddling the patient with "daunting and potentially avoidable healthcare bills," wrote journal author Peter A. Ubel, M.D., a professor of business administration and medicine and public policy at Duke University in Durham, N.C.

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