How to create an offshore company and how it can help your business ?

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Setting up an offshore formation presents numerous advantages to a business; it adds the possibility of lower income tax and benefiting from trade in that offshore settlement. It is an intimidating prospect, as it means you need to undergo thorough research of the tax laws of the country of which you decide to reside in. For every country the requirements are different, whether it is be laws on income tax, company name registration or just the entire process or cost of setting up a company in that jurisdiction.

Below is a short guide on how to set up an offshore formation and will aid you in completing the process efficiently and effectively.

Finding Help

Finding a business consultant that is renowned and reliable is the first and most important step. Any company that is deciding to reside outside its homeland is offered a fast solution by company formation agents to best meet their needs. A reputable formation agent is essential as it will sure all legal aspects are taken care of and that the business is safe and secure when it is set up in an offshore jurisdiction.

Choose a Jurisdiction

First of all you need to select where you would like your new company formation to reside. Whilst are reasons for starting an offshore company may change, the benefits of selecting any given jurisdiction does not. You may want to start an offshore incorporation in order to gain privacy and keep the identity of a shareholder discreet, or you may just want to evade some company tax which is getting the best of your company. You should conduct your own research on the various tax havens around the globe and look into all the legislation to find out what will be suit your company. Once you have conducted your own research it is best to consult a company formation agent and they will help set you up with a selected jurisdiction.

Formulating a business plan

You want to have the same ideas and visions as your company formation agent so it is important to create a business plan before setting up an offshore company. This will not only benefit you, it will also help let the agent what exactly is required from them. Discuss your businesses basic needs, aims and objectives. Your consultant will then take all the required information such as time scale and jurisdiction and will then price you accordingly for these services.

Become incorporated

Now the services required are clearly stipulated, you can now sit back and witness the making off your offshore formation. After completion of the offshore company, you will receive these items:

* Certificate of incorporation

* Government memos

* Original share certificate

* Original government receipt

As a result from becoming incorporated you should receive all of these items.

What an offshore incorporation agent can help you with

Company formation agents can help immensely as they offer support service for your company. These services are:

* Virtual offices

* Opening bank accounts

It would be advised to see what would benefit your business the most and then make a decision based on what your business can afford.

Summary

Setting up an offshore company is not as daunting as you may have first thought. An offshore formation agent can make the process simple and fast, making it easy for your company to set up in any jurisdiction you desire. Once you have selected an agent to aid with such a matter, you should research a jurisdiction and then discuss it with your agent.

ICO SERVICES, a major corporate services provider in Europe, help companies start offshore. For more information on how you can set up an Offshore company please visit www.icoservices.com


Colors of Afghanistan

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

  “A landscape might be denuded, a human settlement abandoned or lost,
but always, just beneath the ground lies history of preposterous grandeur. . .
They are everywhere, these individuals of undaunted humankind,
irrepressibly optimistic and proud.
The Carpet Wars, Christopher Kremmer

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If my heart trembles
for Kabul,
it’s for the slow step of summer noons,
siestas in my father’s house which,
heavy with mid-day sleep,
still weighs on my ribs…

It’s for the hawker’s cry
of the vegetable seller doing his rounds,
lost in my neighbours’ troubled dreams,
that my heart’s trembling.
– Shakila Azizzda

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 Yet even at their most turbulent, the Afghans have tended to impress
travellers with
their dignity and hospitality as much as their fierce independence.
- William Dalrymple,  author of Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839–42

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Irish Bakewell Buns

LissaCaldina:

Bonne Maman jam is sooooooooo delicious and this is the only brand that I used.

Originally posted on cookingwithcraic:

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Growing up in Canada, I’d never really heard of bakewell tarts until a few years ago.

In fact, since I moved to Ireland almost exactly 1.5 years ago, I’ve been introduced to a whole slew of new things (I’m sure you’re shocked to hear that).

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Some things I’ve learned:

1. Sliced Pan = sliced bread

2. Potato chips are crisps. Most of you know that. But did you know crisps can be a sandwich filling? And, in fact, all you would need for this sandwich are crisps, sliced pan and butter? Did you know that was a thing? I didn’t.

3. When someone asks you if you want salad with your sandwich at a cafe and you say yes, you generally get several kinds of mayo-laden potatoes and coleslaws. Gotta say, I don’t always mind. I really like mayo.

4. What we think is breakfast in Canada is a piece…

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Immigration and America

Originally posted on kanani mahelona:

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A few days ago, my longtime friend, Rodolfo Ramirez, became an American citizen. I was honored to be able to travel by train to New Haven, CT to witness his naturalization ceremony, along with his partner, John, and his dear friends, Maria, Gitte, Marge and Roberto. I have witnessed this wonderful, loving and talented man transition over the years from a young and magnetic coworker in Mexico City, to a wizened, mature and passionate teacher and resident of Connecticut, to a lifelong friend and confidant – and full-fledged citizen of the United States, to boot!

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The train ride through New England, and the purpose for the journey, awakened the ghosts of the original American patriots who lived, defended and died here. It made me reflective of my own sense of what patriotism feels like, and what role immigration plays in the spirit of national pride.

Upon arrival at the grand, column-flanked…

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Never Look down Upon Anybody

Originally posted on Poetgeneral:

Come to think of it. Some situations makes one loses the respect he or she has. Heaven would rejoice with anyone who can survive the test of time. But can some people behave in such manner? Its strange and pitiable to see some people disdaining  others with an intense problem.
      I want you to spend some few minutes and read this story. The content of the story would speak for itself.
Now the story:
      There was this nice, handsome gentleman who graduated from school some years ago. Having had the chance to go through the school system, he obtained a fabulous career. Whenever he wakes up, he would go round searching for job. He did this for four good years and finally decided to give up. Due to fiscal problems, he sold all his expensive belongings such as: clothes, shoes, phones and laptops for his upkeep. Now there…

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Oh My Lord…..

Hi everyone…….atlast!!! Here I am. Sorry for not be able to be here to update more as before. My life is extremely busy with overloaded schedule and beside that non stop travelling. At the moment Im back on the ground again but not for long.  Australia trip just around the corner, coming up very soon till next year. Then my travel trip will keep going continously up till May 2015.  Not only this site but the rest of my networking website I hardly on it.
I miss having conversation with a few of you and I hope I will be able to be back as usual by mid next year.

Cheers with love.

Lissa Hkg @ LissaCaldina

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The Massacre At Paris: Kit Marlowe, the Rose Playhouse and me

Originally posted on Mathew Lyons:

massacreAs some friends may know, I spent last week acting in the final six performances of The Dolphin’s Back production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris at the Rose Playhouse on London’s South Bank. The offer to do so came out of the blue, so much so that – as much out of surprise as anything – I initially said no.

I had seen the director James Wallace’s previous, superb revival of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon – also at the Rose – and we had got chatting after the show about early-modern drama and such. He said that he was looking for someone to play the part of Peter Ramus (actually Pierre de la Ramée), the humanist scholar; his original choice was unavailable for health reasons and James himself was playing the part until someone else came along. For reasons that are still obscure to me…

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It’s Time To Retire the “Make Your Own” Argument

Originally posted on Troy L. Wiggins:

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It’s a wonderful time to be a nerd on the internet, more or less. There are inclusive spaces almost everywhere, and many of these inclusive communities are doing a great job holding gatekeepers and tastemakers responsible for the chronic lack of diversity in mainstream media properties. Nerds have become the best kind of pop/geek culture critics by fighting for representation and not putting up with people’s crap. It brings a tear to my eye, it does.

Still, the internet is full of opinions, and whenever someone says something critical of a particular property or company, tempers can flare. I spend a lot of time in nerdy spaces, and one of the most common rebuttals to criticism of big-budget, mainstream media properties and companies is:

See, that’s why we need to make our own/tell our own stories/do it ourselves!

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I’m Never Having Kids. No. Really.

Originally posted on Kait Ketola Has Things to Say:

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I’m fairly open about private life events. Actually, I’m 99% certain that I seriously overshare private life events. With that said, I’ll just get on with all that oversharing business.

I’m 24 and I got a tubal ligation just over a week ago. In case you’re not hip to what that means, I’ll explain: a doctor got all up in my guts, removed a piece from both of my fallopian tubes, and literally burned that bridge so that little man sperms can’t get to my eggs. In other words, I’m sterile – of my own accord. Kind of extreme, right?

I’ve known that kiddos were not for me since I was about 12 or 13. At that age, it was a lot of grown-ups exchanging amused but knowing smiles. “Oh-hoh, you’ll change your mind!” “Well, not now but when you’re grown up and have a husband…” But every year, without fail…

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A Birth Story

Originally posted on Longreads Blog:

Meaghan O’Connell | Longreads | Nov. 6, 2014 | 57 minutes (14,248 words)

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It was Monday, June 2nd, and I was wide awake at 6 a.m. Maybe to some of you this hour doesn’t sound remarkable, but for me it was. It was the first day in a lifetime of six in the mornings, and I made the three-hour leap all in one go.

By this point, it was 10 days past my due date, and I had a very specific and recurring fantasy of being moved around town in a hammock flown by a helicopter. I wanted to be airlifted between boroughs.

When I told my fiancé, Dustin, this wish, he was quiet for a second. He had learned to reply to me with caution, but I imagine in this case he just couldn’t help himself.

“Like a whale?” he asked.

I laughed…

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How To Be A Parent: 20 sure fire ways to guarantee happy, well adjusted children

Originally posted on Cogito Ergo Mum:

Abby BoidHere is what you should do in order to provide the best for your children, to ensure that they are healthy and happy, and that they grow up to be good and successful adults.

What follows is the information I have gathered from my 38 years experience of being alive and my 13 cumulative years of parenting, presented to you in a concise, easy to follow list. I’ve read books, watched documentaries, listened to Woman’s Hour. I have done my research, so you don’t have to.

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On the New Racist Discourse in America

Originally posted on John Matthew Barlow:

So Ben Stein thinks that Obama is the most racist president in the history of this great republic.  He thinks so because allegedly Obama “is purposely trying to use race to divide Americans,” and is using the ‘race card’ to convince all African Americans to vote for the Democratic Party.  Ben Stein is wrong.

Obama is not the racist one, but Stein is tapping into a new discourse of racist ideology arising from the right in this country.  In this discourse, anyone who mentions race as an issue in contemporary American life risks being called a racist.  Anyone who points out racial inequality is at risk of being branded racist.  In the mindset of those who trumpet this new discourse, we’re all equal, no matter our ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, or racial background.  And any attempt to point out inequality is therefore racist/sexist/homophobic, etc, by definition.

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15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children

Originally posted on projectophile:

The clean lines, the geometric decorative elements, the seamless blending of indoor and outdoor space… I sure do love mid-century modern architecture.

Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults).

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We can be reasonably certain that none of these children reached adulthood.

As a public service, Projectophile is alerting its readers to the dangers posed by key elements of mid-century modern residential design.

1.  OPEN LEDGES:

I love open, flowing space as much as the next modern girl. But I know it would only be a matter of minutes before my kid flings himself off one of these deadly ledges…

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Are You A Recovery Hero?

Originally posted on UnPickled:

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I needed a hero and so I became one

You may remember your old high-school English lessons about the “Hero’s Journey” that involves four distinct parts:  Separation, Initiation, Change and Return. This pattern can be observed in everything from Shakespeare classics to Disney films and even in your own life – especially if you are a person in recovery.

Opening Scene:  Normal life is established

What did things look like before the hero was called away? For me, it was a scene of hectic over-achieving, each exhausting day ending with a heavy dose of white wine to reward and numb myself. For some, it is a time of dysfunction and humiliation. For others, a silent descent that is painfully unnoticed. What was the opening scene for your personal hero’s journey?

If you are still drinking but contemplating recovery, this scene opens on you now, today. Right here, reading this post…

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Borrowing stories

Originally posted on Lettergrade:

The internet may have felt particularly full of garbage this past week, but I have been extra appreciative of personal bloggers, and how their stories have helped us communicate during the worst and most necessary debates.

The Ghomeshi sexual violence scandal began to break a week and a half ago, and immediately made social media a particularly fraught place to run into your friends. Whether the topic was guilt without prosecution, the complicity of the CBC, the role of gender or the responsibility of the accusers, big solid lines were drawn, emotional sides were taken, people… surprised (and dismayed) each other.

It has been a fascinating read, watching how the focus and vocabulary of the conversation has changed by the day. I have been super charged to see how personal blogs have fundamentally affected the conversation.

You wrote the script out

The story initiated and then advanced in segments —…

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Why don’t mosquitoes spread Ebola?

Originally posted on Mosquito Research and Management:

13717624625_cd5f3df570_zAuthorities are quick to remind the community that Ebola virus is spread by blood and bodily fluids so it is hardly surprising that many are asking, “can mosquitoes spread Ebola”?

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history. As of mid-October, there have been approximately 9,000 cases and 4,500 deaths. The World Health Organisation warned that the infection rate could reach 5000 to 10000 new cases a week by the end of the year.

The virus is primarily transmitted from sick to healthy people by blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen). In addition, objects contaminated with the virus (including needles and syringes) and direct contact with infected animals also play a role. Given this knowledge, it is not an unreasonable question to ask if blood feeding mosquitoes could spread the virus from infected…

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A Letter to New Mothers

Originally posted on The Interior Life:

I’ve got several friends who are expecting, or have recently welcomed, their first babies this year. Whenever I think of them, I have an instant flashback to my first week home with Claire, which is blurred at the edges with the ungodly sleep deprivation that comes with the gift of parenthood.

I would not say that I handled the adjustment well. I remember my mother-in-law calling me “unflappable,” and my own mother saying how wonderfully laid back I seemed, but this was either a great ruse on my part or it was simply their interpretation of what I remember as a feeling of utter overwhelm.

After talking with two friends this week who now live farther away from me than I would like, I was also reminded of the blessed kindness extended to me as a new mother. These two women – one, the mother of two, and the other…

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But Beautiful

Originally posted on a sense of place:

Wavertree Library01City Council consultation on Monday 6 October, 6pm to 8pm, The Conference Centre at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Sefton Park, L17 1AA – this will be to discuss Sefton Park and Wavertree libraries.

In 1958 Billie Holiday recorded ‘Lady in Satin’, her last but one LP and the final one to be released during her lifetime. It divides opinion still, many feeling that her wonderful voice is too far gone by this time to be a pleasure to listen to any more. I love it though, and consider it a late work of great dignity. A particular favourite track is the Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen song ‘But Beautiful’ where she sings these lines of aching longing and regret. They came back to me a few days ago when Sarah and I were standing inside Wavertree District Library:

“And I’m thinking
If you were mine
I’d never let you go,
And that would…

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It’s Never Just Me: Jill Talbot on “All or Nothing, Self-Portrait at Twenty-Seven”

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:

An informative, fascinating inside look at Jill Talbot’s writing process:

JillTalbot-243x366According to my laptop, my first draft of this essay was saved on March 12, 2013, when I was teaching an Advanced course on the flash essay at St. Lawrence University.  On the first day of that class in January, I challenged my students to avoid the established themes, the easy-groove patterns, and the go-to predilections we had all come to know of each other’s in the beginning workshop. I even told them I’d do it, too, because I write what I ask my students to write (I’ve read Brenda Miller describe how one of her essays came from a writing exercise she did with her students.) So I told them I’d do it, too, and that meant one thing:  no Kenny. Their eyes widened.

I said, no, really, he won’t be in any essay.  When I said it…

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Lena Dunham: A Generation’s Gutsy, Ambitious Voice

Originally posted on TIME:

During the first season of her critically acclaimed HBO series, Girls, Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath, high on opium, tells her parents, “I don’t want to freak you out, but I think that I may be the voice of my generation—or at least a voice of a generation.” The line made waves as people conflated the fictional character with her creator, perhaps not wrongly. How dare a young woman make such a bold claim? All too often our culture tells young women their voices don’t matter or deserve to be heard.

In her debut essay collection, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” Dunham demonstrates her 28-year-old voice’s admirable range. While some celebrity essay collections and memoirs are lackluster, even embarrassing to read, Not That Kind of Girl suffers few missteps. Dunham’s cinematic flair translates to the page with vigor and clarity—not unlike the…

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Day 1 – Double Unemployment

Originally posted on We Are the 6.2%:

This oft-neglected blog now has something it’s never had before–my undivided attention. Congratulations, blog, I’m unemployed. This is bound to be upsetting, hilarious and hopeful. 

Friday – August 29, 2014

CharlieBrownFootballI got laid off today and it was awesome. I don’t mean “awesome” in the overused, exulting sense, but in the “Aw, #$%@!” sense. I guess I sort of saw it coming because I woke up sick to my stomach every morning this week for no discernible reason. I wasn’t ill, I hadn’t eaten anything problematic the nights before. I just felt vomity anxiety. Didn’t think it was leading to getting laid off, but there you go. Basically, I was Charlie Brown. I should have maybe guessed Lucy would take the football away, but I sure didn’t expect her to up and run off with it.

I walked out of the boss’ office feeling numb and panicky and kind of dead. I was the undead, really…

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“I Need A Baby” and Other Things I Thought I’d Never Say

Originally posted on Hold Me, Don't Hold Me:

I would be lying if I said I always wanted a baby. I was pretty on the fence about it, and felt I could honestly be happy long-term with, or without one. What I wanted was a dog. Badly. I had names picked out, and dreams of my dog and I becoming a talented and sought after search and rescue team. One where we always found the victim before it was too late, and people chanted our names like in the end of that movie “Rudy.” But alas, I already had three unruly cats and a husband who was decidedly less enthusiastic about converting our small apartment into an animal shelter, so a dog was out of the question. What he wanted, eventually, was a baby. Because why commit to 12-15 years of care to something that will worship you, when you can commit your whole life to raising something…

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The Translation of I Love You

Originally posted on Writes With Pencils:

Rosalie births a Francophile

For me, my early childhood didn’t exist before the book Rosalie the Bird Market Turtle was a part of it. The drawings were sketched out in improv jazz riffs of the early sixties. The palette was simple.  Shades of sienna and black line sketches were smudged with charcoal from a Montmartre street artist’s tray and stained with strawberry details, the old-fashioned kind that are red all the way through and smell like jam. The illustrator included all the classic Parisian scenes. The gendarme pointed with authority on a street corner. A waiter in a long, white apron and thin moustache served patrons at a busy sidewalk café. Lovers gazed at each other as they passed a green grocer in a cobbled market street. Vendors sold old books and artists painted along the Seine. And gargoyles perched on the towers of Notre Dame watching the street life below. I was fascinated…

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Route Master: A Biography of the London Map

Originally posted on Speedbird:

I’m beyond honored to have had this piece — a love letter to London and its maps — commissioned for the launch issue of the revived Journal of the London Society. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. For the record, the impeccable choice of title was theirs.

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I very much doubt that there is a city on the face of this Earth better mapped, over a longer period of time — nor more potently associated with the image of the map, as cultural and practical artifact — than London.

I’m sure some of the reason behind this stems from the need to assert administrative control, assess taxation and clarify property rights across a bewildering profusion of boroughs, wards, parishes, liberties, districts and councils. Part of it, certainly, arises from the way in which successive mobility technologies have allowed the city to…

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Some Things Calculable

Originally posted on junk:

by Gina Warren

Some Things Calculable

“I’m noticing some tension between us,” Mom tells me, leaning forward to look past Dad, cramped into the narrow airplane seat between us. “And I would like to clear the air before our trip.”

Ten minutes until take-off.

Eighteen hours since I found Mom’s stash of Vicodin in the top left bathroom drawer.

Two pieces of luggage under my feet.

Twenty days since Mom put her elbows on the counter after dinner and held her face in her hands. She stammered that she’d been thinking about using for four months, since her father had died suddenly. She told me that night, “I haven’t used because I know if I do I will lose you.” There are no numbers or fractions to make pain divisible by a common denominator, to make computation possible.

Two hours and seven minutes before we land in Texas for a layover.

Four days…

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez: Their New Major Public Sign Of Love

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Justin and Selena have no problem showing how much they mean to each other in public, and now Jelena has taken their relationship to a new level! See what they’ve done now.

Justin Bieber, 20, and Selena Gomez‘s relationship is going full speed ahead! The 22-year-old pop star’s main man, who famously stripped off his clothes at Fashion Rocks on Sept. 9, already confirmed they’re dating, but now they’ve taken their reunion one step further.

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Kendall Jenner: Model Bosses Think She’s ‘Too Fat’ — Ridiculous?

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Kendall Jenner has been stepping out of her sisters’ shadows and on to the high fashion runways, but could her size be getting in the way? You won’t believe what a magazine is claiming about her weight!

In the latest issue of Famous mag, Kendall Jenner is on blast for being too fat to be a model! The 18-year-old model isn’t a stranger to criticism but this headline may be taking things a bit too far. We think Kendall is totally perfect!

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Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Flaunt Massive PDA On ATV Date In Canada

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Justin Bieber, 20, and Selena Gomez, 22, are still going strong! On Aug. 29, went on a super cute date and flaunted some massive PDA.

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez‘s impromptu trip to his hometown of Stratford, Ontario, seems to have done the couple a world of good. Not only has Selena been spending time reconnecting with the Bieber family while on their trip, but Justin and Selena have been going on cute, low-key dates and showing a ton of PDA. Check out the PDA pics from their ATV date below!

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Job requirements are mostly fiction and you should ignore them

Originally posted on Quartz:

In job searches, people frequently look at the listed requirements, see a gap, and move on, fearing rejection and not wanting to waste the employer’s time and their own. They’re making a big mistake, and potentially holding their careers back. A job posting doesn’t describe a real person. It describes a fictional (and often unrealistic) ideal that companies don’t really expect to find.

“A lot of times when companies write job descriptions, they include everything that they dream of having,” Scott Purcell, a Silicon Valley-based technology recruiter at Jobspring Partners, tells Quartz. “It’s a list of things that they need, then things that they want to use in the future or are thinking about using. They put in everything that’s in their environment, every sort of technology.”

Hiring managers get overexcited and list too many things, even though only a few parts of the description are truly core. But the term “requirement” gets read very literally, and…

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Seth Meyers Disses Justin Bieber & One Direction At Emmy Awards

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Ouch! No sooner than the show got started than Justin Bieber found himself in the crosshairs of Seth Meyers at the 2014 Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Aug. 25. Seth, the host of the show, didn’t hold back when making fun of a whole bunch of celebs, including the often ridiculed Justin Bieber.

Seth Meyers kicked off the show with a whole round of hilarious jokes at the Emmy Awards tonight. The ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ star and emcee of the show took aim at Justin Bieber, 20, before folks had even settled into their seats for the award show.

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Taylor Swift: Listen To Her Isolated ‘Shake It Off’ Vocals At VMAs

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Taylor looked and sounded amazing when she performed her new song ‘Shake It Off’ for the first time ever at the VMAs on Aug. 24. But behind all the glitz and glam, her isolated vocals reveal just how hard she works to make her performance the best. Listen for yourself right here!

Singing and dancing at the same time isn’t a cakewalk. We love Taylor Swift, 24, so much and we are in awe of how she even manages to hit any notes at all during recording of her isolated vocals at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 24. It’s also definitive proof that, unlike other performers in the game, she wasn’t lip-syncing!

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Karrueche Tran Disses Blue Ivy’s Hair On ’106 & Park’ — Watch

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Little Blue Ivy Carter was adorable at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 24, but Karrueche Tran just dissed the tiny tot’s appearance at the show! Karrueche made fun of Blue’s hair on Aug. 25. Watch the shocking video below!

Did Karrueche Tran, 26, really just mock Blue Ivy, 2, for her looks? Yes, she did. During an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park on Aug. 25, Karrueche made fun of Beyonce and Jay Z‘s daughter. Find out what had Kae saying, “Sorry Blue!”

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Chris Brown Club Shooting: Megan Hawkins, 19, Recovers After Incident

Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Megan Hawkins is one of the reported shooting victims from the pre-VMAs party that Chris Brown hosted on Aug. 24, and now the young model is recovering after the scary attack. A new Instagram photo shows Megan at the hospital.

Megan Hawkins, 19, is on the mend after reportedly being struck by a bullet in her bum during the pre-VMAS party Chris Brown, 25, hosted in West Hollywood, Calif. on Aug. 24. During the party, Suge Knight, 49, was shot six times and the model was reportedly struck once. Megan actually joked about her scary injury and smiled at the hospital, according to a new report.

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Robin Williams Emmy Tribute: Watch Billy Crystal’s Heartfelt Speech

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Robin Williams was honored in front of Hollywood’s finest at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25. The beloved actor who tragically died by his own hands was remembered by his dear friend, Billy Crystal, in an emotional and touching ceremony.

The Emmy Awards‘ In Memoriam segment was dedicated to the late Robin WilliamsBilly Crystal spoke about his life with Robin, reminiscing on their fond memories together. “It’s very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all of our lives for almost 40 years,” Billy told the star-studded crowd. “He was the brightest star in the comedy galaxy.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Wins Outstanding Drama Series At 2014 Emmys

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‘Breaking Bad’ won the award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. The fan-favorite drama beat out newcomer ‘True Detective.’ Walter White will live on forever!

Breaking Bad took home the final award for Outstanding Drama Series at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Aug. 25 in Los Angeles. This year’s six nominees were all worthy contenders, but it was Breaking Bad who walked away with the big win. Do you think the right show won, HollywoodLifers?

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Emmys 2014: The 20 Best, Worst and Most Inappropriate Moments

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Bryan Cranston made out in front of their spouses (and all of America). Sofia Vergara was placed on a rotating platform like a piece of Price Is Right merchandise. And CSI: Miami‘s Horatio Caine put on his sunglasses to drop a cheesy bon mot — or, more accurately, that’s what host Seth Meyers did when he channeled David Caruso.

Yes folks, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are in the books, and TVLine has your rundown of the 20 Best and Worst Moments (including one choice Maya Angelou callout that actually took place on the red carpet).

So click through the gallery below to see what made our list — Matthew McConaughey, Ty Burrell, Kerry Washington and “King Joffrey” are all there — then hit the comments to tell us what moments you enjoyed most, and which parts of the Emmy telecast we unjustly snubbed.

And stay tuned to TVLine…

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Chris Brown Shot At, Suge Knight Hit At Pre-VMA Party

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So scary. Shots were fired at a pre-VMAs party hosted by Chris Brown, and the shots were allegedly targeted at the singer, according to an eyewitness. Music producer Suge Knight was reportedly shot multiple times.

Chris Brown’s, 25, pre-VMAs party at 1OAK in West Hollywood was subjected to violence on Aug. 24. Shots rang out at the event, and a witness says the “Loyal” singer was the intended target of the gunfire. Partygoer Suge Knight, 49, was reportedly shot six times and is now in the hospital.

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Man Shot Dead Backstage At Wiz Khalifa Concert

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Police say a 38-year-old man has died after being shot multiple times during a concert at a popular Silicon Valley music venue.

Mountain View police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said the shooting happened backstage at Shoreline Amphitheatre, where Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa performed Friday night. The unidentified victim died at a local hospital Saturday.

Police rushed to the outdoor venue after receiving multiple calls that shots had been fired, but officers are still looking for a male suspect believed to be in his 20s. They are asking concertgoers for photos or videos that might provide clues.

Tanaka tells KTVU-TV that authorities don’t yet know how a gun made it into the amphitheater, where patrons undergo security screening.

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Nicki Minaj’s Crazy, Bejeweled Mani — Love Or Loathe?

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Nicki Minaj is definitely not afraid of taking risks! The ‘Anaconda’ rapper posted a pic to Instagram on August 21 showing off a seriously jeweled manicure. We are loving this fun, crazy look — but we want to know what you guys think!

Nicki Minaj, 31, has always made big, bold moves when it comes to her style and her nails are no exception! Do you love or loathe her crystallized daggers?

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Justin Bieber: How Selena Gomez Is Making Him Happier & Healthier Than Ever

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Not everyone is happy about the Jelena reunion, but a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Justin Bieber is focused on being healthy and happy now that he’s back with Selena Gomez!

Justin Bieber, 20, shocked us when he showed off his rekindled love with Selena Gomez, 22, in a cuddled-up Instagram post on Aug. 14. But we’re even more shocked by how low key – and healthy – he’s been since getting back with his “girl”.

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Selena Gomez Flaunts Cleavage In Daring Dress For Sexy Lunch Date

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Sels showed off quite an eyeful when she stepped out in a flowing, pleated dress — but it was the daring neckline, (and the fact that she clearly went braless!), that had us doing a double take. Do you love her sexy style?

Va-va-voom! Lunch just got a whole lot sexier thanks to Selena Gomez. The 22-year-old stepped out, (looking like a total knockout!), in LA on August 22 to dine with a friend. The star actually looked like she was on her way to a major red carpet in her seriously sexy outfit!

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Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Split: Custody Battle Over The Twins?

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Poor Roc and Roe. If Nick and Mariah’s separation turns into a divorce, the twins could be at the center of a nasty custody battle, which ‘can take months, sometimes a year,’ divorce lawyer Chris Mancini tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY!

Nick Cannon, 33, and Mariah Carey, 44, have announced their separation after six years of marriage and two beautiful children together. It’s 3-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, though, who may suffer the most from this heartbreaking split.

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Dating On Duty: Officers Accused Of Screening Dates Using Police System

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FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Court documents show that Fairfield Police Officers Stephen Ruiz and Jacob Glashoff used company time and equipment to search for women on internet dating sites.

The documents also show that two used the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System – a statewide police database – to screen the women they liked.

“I feel like it’s an abuse of their power, using it for their own personal gain,” said Fairfield resident Carlos Thompson.

The court documents allege another Fairfield officer reported the incidents to his superior back in June.

The reporting officer alleged that both Ruiz and Glashoff found women’s profiles had been browsing women on dating websites like Tinder, eHarmony, and Match.com while working at the investigations bureau office of the Fairfield Police Department.

“Downtime during their breaks or whatever, that’s their own thing. But not on the clock,” said another Fairfield resident.

Court documents allege the officers…

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