Yeonmi Park’s Book Shows Slavery In Asia Very Real

Shivering in the freezing cold, a young teenage girl and her mother had just trekked across a frozen river in the dead of night, crossing a forbidden boundary into China. Yeonmi Park  said on the Reason TV interview she was grateful to be alive and thankful that the Chinese border guards did not shoot her mother and her on sight, as would have happened had their native North Korean border guards caught them slipping away. She knew beyond doubt that nothing remained for them in her home country. Her father had died in prison, slammed there to work himself to death for daring to sell metal to the Chinese simply in order to get enough food for his small family. The two women had been secretly warned that the brutal regime of the Kim Jong Il government was coming for them next.

When the corrupt Chinese guards sold them into slavery to unscrupulous men who could obtain a wife in no other way, Yeonmi was heartbroken, but the will to survive overcame fear. From her dismal view, at least she and her mother were still alive, albeit slaves. Yeonmi Park and her mother were both abused and raped as they were expected to perform all the daily chores of wives, as well. So begins Yeonmi Park’s new book on Amazon: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. In the book she gives a detailed account not only her dangerous brainwashed bare survival existence in North Korean society, but also her experience of sex trafficking in China.

While she is still only in her early 20s, Ms. Yeonmi Park still suffers at times in her mind because of the constant unrelenting mind control practiced by the evil North Korean government. Her parents taught her never to speak ill of the Ils, or a small bird might hear her and directly notify the “Great Leader” and they would all be killed! When her mother finally helped them both escape China to the West, Yeonmi was stunned, astonished, and amazed to find all the stories she had been force-fed all her life about the West were complete lies. She has now dedicated her life to activism against government oppression and especially to stop human trafficking in Asia.



Pop’s Newest Show Shines The Light On Old Soap Favorites

Soft-scripted reality shows have been gracing the public for nearly a decade, with real people living dramatic and over characterized situations this niche has raked in hundreds of thousands of viewers on multiple networks. Last year the POP Network took a stab at this phenomenon by casting six prime time soap opera stars from the past and threw them together with a common goal in mind. Queens of Drama centers around these ladies who have come together to write, cast, and produce a hit soap opera with the end goal of getting the pilot picked up at the end of the first season. While the plot is real and the drama is set off by the choices of these six women they’re still actresses. Each one plays a fictionalized version of themselves to stir the pot and create a dramatic flair, after all the point of their show is to get back in front of the camera.

In the first season the girls are introduced to audience and they begin delving into creating a plot and creating a hit story line. However Crystal Hunt and Lindsay Hartley soon become involved in a catty back-and-forth squabble though the two are former co-stars. Initially Vanessa Marcil declares herself queen of the pack which irritates the other girls, especially when Marcil brings in Donna Mills who then pulls Hunter Tylo in without consulting the rest of the group. In order to take Mills off her throne Hunt calls in an old friend and major name in the industry, Joan Collins.

Hunt is no stranger to playing the ‘catty diva role’, but her most recognized role was playing Lizzie Spaulding in The Guiding Light from 2003-2006. Her Instagram shows Hunt was nominated for Daytime Emmy Award because of her role as Lizzie, the troubled teenager daughter of two main characters in the series. Hunt then went on to play Stacy Morasco, a dramatic and jealous sister of Gigi Morasco in ABC’s hit drama series One Life To Live. The character of Stacy left a lasting impression on the main characters even after her untimely death.

During her break from soap operas Hunt starred in the feature film Sydney White alongside Amanda Bynes and The Derby Stallion. Earlier last year Crystal starred in Magic Mike XXL and then produced her own movie Talbot County.  Be sure to check out YouTube for highlights from Crystal’s acting career.

How To Keep Up With Fashion

Fashion is mostly about renovating. New trends keep evolving, and sometimes, many people are left wondering whether they will be able to keep with the latest trend and appropriately. If you love fashion, it you will not want to be spotted wearing old clothes from the 90s. If you are among these group of people, you need to have some tips to help you choose the best clothes that will be in style all the time. Here are some of them.

Read, watch, familiarize.
Knowledge is power. It is very important to have the knowledge about the latest and trending outfits in the fashion industry. This way, you will be able to identify the best when you spot them. Looking at the shopping malls for clothes helps a lot, but you will get better and reliable information by reading fashion magazines, watching television and visiting blogs. You can also try visiting fashion shows and even galleries that show the latest fashion the industry has to offer.

Go by the “Mix and match” rule of thumb
Many fashionistas like being creative and not fashion slaves. If there is a trending great designer top that has just come in fashion, get it and try to match it with your simple pair of jeans. The accessories you wear should also highlight your getup. It is also important to ensure that you are not overdressed or underdress. It is also very crucial to ensure that you dress your age too.

Get clothing that has gone out of style. Never throw them away.
Have you ever heard the phrase that says that style evolves? Some of the clothes that were in fashion a long time ago are now trending. Sometimes, you might decide to clear your closet and create room for new clothes; however, it is important to ensure that you keep some for the future.

Get inspiration from the pros.
Certain individuals are very good at what they do. You can identify them by how they carry themselves with sophistication and glamor. It is important to be unique when dressing, but these people can help you a lot to get knowledge about fashion. Check out what celebrities and models are wearing, and identify what will look good in you. You should also ensure that the clothes you wear should make you feel confident enough. Get more fashion information here.

If you are looking for a place to get the best clothes, JustFab will bring whatever you need at your doorstep. The company will even offer you free shipping to ensure that you do not incur more costs. All clothes are provided here, from head to toe.

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Purina Beneful – Premium Dog Food


You wouldn’t think that dog food would make such a huge different in our dogs lives, but it most certainly does. What they eat depicts how they feel and how they act towards us and others. It gives them the energy they need to feel happy and healthy, as well as stay active. If they are eating dog food that has a bunch of chemicals and fillers, they aren’t going to feel as good about themselves and they may not live as long as they should. Our furry friends are not here with us long enough as it is, as their dog lives are obviously not as long as our lives, so it is important to make sure they get the necessary diet that they deserve. Studies show that consumers are spending more of their hard earned money to pay for the premium dog food, and they don’t mind it one bit. They know they are feeding their dogs the best of the best, and making sure that their lives are full of quality and love.

Purinastore’s  Beneful is a premium dog food brand that does just that. They have been taking pride in their process of producing high end dog food for years. They offer all natural, quality ingredients that ensure your dog will be completely satisfied. When you feed your dog Beneful dog food, you know that it was made with the utmost care and checked for quality assurance. The pebbles of dog food actually have ingredients you can see, like whole grain and lean meats with an added vegetable of your choice. Beneful specialize in producing dog food that is made for more than one breed of animal and more than one condition.

Many people are leaning towards the billion dollar premium dog food market when it comes to feeding their dogs. It is worth it for them to stay healthy and active throughout their lifespan.