Sign up for Living Social Restaurant Plus

Sign up for Living Social Restaurant Plus and receive cashback for purchases at participating restaurants. Activate any credit and/or debit (not including cards requiring use of PIN) cards you plan to use at restaurants, bars, or clubs. Make a qualifying purchase at any participating restaurant in your market to take advantage of Restaurants Plus. Sign your signature to authorize your purchase using an activated card (and don’t enter a PIN). Click here for exceptions.   No special cards are issued, and there are no membership numbers to remember. 

Participation is free and there’s no activation fee. You don’t have to pay separately for any offers associated with Restaurants Plus. Just make purchases as you normally would at participating restaurants. If your purchase qualifies, you’ll receive the corresponding cashback on your monthly card statement. The entire process is easy and automatic.

Yerdle Promotion

Swapping gets you better deals than shopping this holiday season!  Join Yerdle and swap your stuff for new treasures you'll love.  Sign up today to get $35 Yerdle Dollars + Free shipping on your first purchase.  Choose from over 70,000+ items--from dresses to shoes, purses to kid's toys, home decor and more.

Sign up with this link, and post a picture of at least one item you're ready to swap with someone else.  The easiest way to post items is in the Yerdle App for the iPhone or Android.

Once you post your first item, you'll have $35 Yerdle Dollars + Free Shipping to purchase your own item.  Service fees are waived on your first purchase, so checkout is TRULY, completely free when someone purchases your item, you must ship it within 7 days, using the pre-paid shipping label provided by Yerdle.

You earn Yerdle Dollars by swapping your item, which you can use towards future purchases on Yerdle, a secure marketplace.  One account customer only.

After your first purchase, items will cost $7-8 (due to shipping and service fees).

HuffPost's Candidate Confessional: Michele Bachmann On The Sexist Crap Hillary Clinton Has To Endure

Last week, HuffPost' Senior Politics Editor Sam Stein and Investigative Reporter Jason Cherkis launched "Candidate Confessional" a one-of-a-kind podcast interviewing those who ran for political office...and lost. 

In this week's episode former Rep. Michele Bachmann details the challenges posed by her gender during her whirlwind run for the White House in 2012. Her experience gave her an unexpectedly empathetic take on Hillary Clinton's current presidential campaign. Despite their diametrically different politics, as Bachmann put it, "I really do have great empathy for what Mrs. Clinton is going through, because the hill that she has to climb on -- appearance -- it's just a different hill than men have to climb. I'm not whining about it. It's just reality. It is what it is."

To hear more from Bachmann about the sexism female politicians face check out "Candidate Confessional" here

HuffPost Live Conversation: John Ridley Won't Call Himself A Feminist Out Of Respect For True Activists

"American Crime" creator John Ridley joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday explained that he doesn't call himself a feminist, but it's not because he doesn't believe in gender equality. Rather, he thinks that claiming the label for himself would diminish the work of activists who tirelessly fight for their causes every day.

 Ridley: "It's not like I'm out on a daily basis advocating. I don't want to adopt some kind of a mantle when the reality is, on a daily basis, I'm not an advocate and I'm not doing the things that people do where they put their lives or themselves or their livelihoods at risk, because there are people who are doing that."

 The Oscar winner said true feminist activists "deserve to have a label that says they're doing something," but he doesn't feel his work as a writer for film and television is enough to merit the title.

 Ridley: "I'm not anti-label for people who are actually doing the things that move society forward. I'm not that guy, and I don't do enough. So for someone to come along and say, 'Hey, John, you're a really big feminist...' I hope that I write quality characters just because that's what one should do. I just want to be careful when someone is out advocating on a daily basis and they go, 'Oh, so John gets to sit in his apartment in New York and he gets to be called a feminist.'"

 Ridley: "There are people out there who are, on a daily basis, fighting the fight for the things they believe in. And those individuals, based on the fact that they are engaged on a regular basis, they deserve to have a label that says that they're doing something. I don't want the headline ['John Ridley Isn't A Feminist'] ... I realize how bad that may sound. But I also don't want to take the spotlight from people who are out there fighting."

Watch the full HuffPost Live conversation with John Ridley here.

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The Customer is King and Chicago is the Crown Jewel

Auto shows have always excelled in bringing vehicles and buyers together. As early as 1901, auto shows helped change the way the nation traveled by introducing the horseless carriage to a wary consumer. Today, cars, trucks and crossovers are more complicated than ever. Safety and connectivity technologies only dreamed about few years ago are commonplace on mainstream automobiles. Once again, the auto show plays a critical role in helping educate buyers as the industry embraces new technologies.

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest, shines as a perfect example of the modern-day auto show. Chicago welcomes traditional and digital journalists, social influencers and broadcast media in a way that engages with its large consumer audience to create the perfect storm that helps jump-start sales.

Last year, Foresight Research, recognized by the industry for its auto show marketing research, measured major auto shows across the nation. In its most recent immersion study, Foresight held up Chicago as the leading consumer show in the nation. In fact, Chicago came out on top in every measurable metric including having a higher number of purchasers and providing more influence on the purchasing decision than any other show in the nation.

Indeed, Chicago is the nation’s consumer show. This February, every mainstream automaker will participate -- each building some of the largest auto show displays in the world. In addition, a spacious venue like McCormick Place provides show goers the opportunity to sample from three indoor test tracks and six outdoor test drives.

Finally, the Chicago Auto Show activates its huge consumer attendance with effective social media campaigns and an industry-leading beacon program allowing consumers to interact with exhibitors electronically, providing an enhanced and engaging experience.

When it comes down to it, auto shows have always been about selling cars. In this way, Chicago continues to be perfectly positioned to be the voice of the consumer for an industry on track to sell 17 million vehicles in 2015.  

10th Annual Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week® announces 16 Emerging Designer Semifinalists

Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week®(CFW), one of the nation’s leading fashion events, is proud to announce its Emerging Designer Top Design 16 semifinalists for the March 15 – 19, 2016 competition and runway show.

Officially called the Emerging Designer Competition: East presented by Benefitfocus, the top 16 designers were selected from a large pool of applicants from across the East Coast who applied for the coveted opportunity to showcase their talent on a nationally recognized runway in front of leading fashion insiders and more than 1,000 guests each night.

“This year’s applicant pool was the strongest ever. Congratulations to the 16 semifinalists! We are eager to see what the next generation of emerging talent will showcase on the runway in March,” says Jacqueline Lawrence, production director for CFW.

The five-day event, which takes place in Marion Square in downtown Charleston, showcases collections from emerging designers, nationally renowned featured designer runway shows, glamorous on-site tents including the Belk Tent, a multi-media, entertainment and shopping Style Lounge, hip after-parties and much more.

The Emerging Designer Competition began nine years ago and serves as a platform for undiscovered talent, connecting them with fashion industry insiders and tastemakers from CFDA members to top designers like David Hart. Previous winners and contestants have been featured inVOGUEMarie ClaireELLEWomen’s Wear Daily and on CNN, along with other major media outlets; and their collections have been picked up by stores including Anthropologie, BARNEY’s New York, and Neiman Marcus.

This year’s fashion panel is again headed by fashion icon and New York Fashion Week Creator Fern Mallis, and will include CFW 2016 Featured Designers Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt of CADET, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind, and Tracy Reese. The 2016 Emerging Designer Grand Prize Winner, selected by the panel at the end of the week, will receive an enhanced prize package worth more than $40,000, including the following: 
• $10,000 cash
• Featured Designer for Opening Night of CFW 2017
• Once-in-a-lifetime lunch with Fern Mallis in New York City in 2016
• Opportunity to intern for a well-known designer during New York Fashion
  Week in Fall 2016
• A private showing of their collection at New York City retailer In Support Of
  in Fall 2016

The Baker Motor Company Charleston Fashion Week® 2016 Emerging Designer Competition: East semifinalists chosen to debut their collections are: 
Brendan Combs, Georgia
Destani Hoffman, Alabama
Elias Gurrola, New York
Emily Seifert, New York
Jamie Morrison, North Carolina
JD Noble, Georgia
Jessica Lache Fulks, North Carolina
Jonathan Millner, North Carolina
Kelsey Kawamoto, South Carolina
Lauren Stilwell, North Carolina
Lisa N. Hoang, North Carolina
Michael Mack, New York
Morgan Cook, Georgia
Ricky Lindsay, Florida
Samantha De La Fuente, Florida
Storm Dorris, Georgia

For more information, including ticket prices and availability, visit


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