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    I’d never thought of myself as the marrying kind. Yet here I am in London’s Hatton Garden, shopping for an engagement ring for my girlfriend, Naomi. I’ve taken the grown-up decision to surprise her with a proposal, but, like most of the men I can see around me, I’m clueless about the right thing to buy. Luckily my two former flatmates, Philippa and Hope, are on hand for moral support and expert female advice. ‘Gold or silver?’ ‘Shape of stone?’ ‘Emerald or diamond?’ I had no idea there would be this many questions. When Max Dickins proposed to his girlfriend, he realised he couldn't think of anyone to be his  best man. He soon found himself asking the question: Why do so many men have so few friends? (STOCK) Eighteen shops later we give up and retreat to the pub. ‘So come on,’ says Philippa over a glass of wine. ‘Tell us, then. Who are you thinking of for the best man?’ And for what feels like the hundredth time that day, I have no idea what to say. That...
    THE HITMAKING rap trio, Migos, has been going strong since garnering a following in the late 2010s. However, the future of Migos became the subject of speculation following questionable social media activity from members Offset, Takeoff, and Quavo. 2In the wake of Quavo and Takeoff's music campaign as a duo, Offset is reportedly going solo Why do fans think Migos broke up? On May 11, 2022, the members of Migos teased their upcoming project on social media. On that Wednesday, Quavo and Takeoff took to Instagram and posted a video with the caption, "Meet Me In The Hotel Lobby 5.20." Void of their fellow group member Offset, the other two rappers announced the title of their forthcoming project a week later on Wednesday, May 18. The project in question is an album between Quavo and Takeoff, without any input from Offset. Read More on The US SunQUAVO TAPS BACK IN Everything to know about Quavo and Kerrueche TranFIGHT NIGHT The Migos and Lil Baby beef you need to know about The duo's album, Unc And Phew Presents The Hotel Lobby,...
    Dear Amy: My fiance and I have been together for 4½ years. We are getting married next month. Amy Dickinson  It will be a small wedding, with fewer than 50 guests. After sending our invitations, stating a start time of 2:30 p.m., one of my aunts texted and asked, “What time is the wedding? We have a conflict that we are working around. For us, if it was later in the day, it would be better … just saying!” I know she received the invitation. I simply texted back that the wedding started at 2:30. I later found out that her conflict is a garage sale she’s been planning to have. Related Articles Advice | Ask Amy: What’s a non-tacky way to invite the B-list guests to the wedding? Advice | Ask Amy: The new mom’s pampering of herself is out of control Advice | Ask Amy: I don’t know how to explain my scars to children Advice | Ask Amy: It was a stupid mistake long ago, and I don’t think...
    WHETHER it's for her Hulu reality show or accompanying her rockstar love Travis Barker to the Oscars, Kourtney Kardashian can't escape pregnancy rumors. The reality star made a red carpet appearance with Travis at the 94th Academy Awards, which caused fans to speculate about the pregnancy rumors even further. 2At the 2022 Oscars, Kardashian sleuths wondered if Kourtney is pregnant or not due to her figure-hugging Thierry Mugler dress Why do fans think Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant? Prior to the release of the Hulu trailer for KUTWK, Kourtney's fans claimed the reality star was dropping hints that she may be pregnant. The speculations also followed her and Travis' engagement news. There are certain posts fans believe to be clues, such as a TikTok post sharing photos of a sequin avocado purse that she had received. A fan pointed out that a baby is the size of an avocado at around 16 weeks. Read More on The US SunBABY #4! Kourtney reveals she’s ‘trying for a baby’ with Travis in Hulu show trailerROCK OF LOVE Kourtney kisses fiancé Travis despite being...
    Fans are questioning if actor Brian Michael Smith is leaving 9-1-1: Lone Star after the show's third season premiered in January 2022. Smith stepped into the role of Paul Strickland when the show first aired in 2020. 2Brian Michael Smith stars on 9-1-1: Lone Star Who is Brian Michael Smith? Brian Michael Smith is known for breaking glass ceilings in Hollywood and used his platform to come out as the first Black transgender on television. He starred in a recurring role on Ava DuVernay's Queen Sugar as trans male Toine Wilkins. He used the show to come out as transgender himself. In 2020, Smith got his first role as a regular on 9-1-1: Lone Star as firefighter Paul Strickland and a year later he was ranked People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Most read in EntertainmentIN JEOPARDY Jeopardy! host Mayim claps back as fans slam actress for show changeBABY ONE MORE TIME Britney Spears goes NUDE & says she's ‘having babies’ on Polynesian tripTOILET HUMOR Kourtney Kardashian's $9M mansion TPed by mischievous daughter Penelope DisickTAKING YE'S SIDE Kourtney's 'toxic' ex SUPPORTS...
    SLEUTHS on social media are speculating about an alleged relationship between two well-known performers. Fans of rapper and singer, Doja Cat, and former Internet personality - turned musician - Joji, took to TikTok to make guesses surrounding the pair's rumored romance. 1Sleuths are driving the reports of a relationship between Doja Cat and Joji Why do fans think Doja Cat and Joji are dating? In February of 2022, speculation swirled among social media fans of Doja Cat and Joji - which alleged a secret romance between the two. The rumors come on the heels of a few online interactions the two performers had in the past. On January 13, 2022, Doja Cat tweeted at Joji and said: "joji wyd u doing." On November 16, 2021, the rapper replied to a Joji fan account on Twitter which sent pop music sleuths into overdrive. The fan page said: "i know doja cat stalks me so hi doja this post is for you @DojaCat." She replied: "keep it the f*** down I'm not doing this w u right now." Doja added: "ur loud...
    AFTER over a decade on the air The Wendy Williams Show could possibly be coming to an end. Fans of The Wendy Williams Show have been speculating that the hit talk show is being cancelled. 3Wendy Williams has been hosting The Wendy Williams Show since 2008 and could possibly be saying goodbye to the hit talk showCredit: Getty Images - Getty Why do fans think The Wendy Williams Show is being cancelled? Wendy's absence from the show for the last season has led to fans speculating that the show is being cancelled. The talk show host has suffered numerous amounts of health scares over the last year or so. In 2021, Wendy tested positive for Covid-19 and was then rushed to the hospital for "psychiatric services." The 57-year-old also has multiple health conditions that she suffers from including Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism, which she was diagnosed with 19 years ago. the wendy williams show'A DONE DEAL' All you need to know about Wendy Williams' healthWENDY'S WOES What to know about Wendy Williams' talk show return dateNOT SHERR-ING Inside Wendy's show transition to Sherri's...
    TUPAC Shakur was a legendary rapper, actor, and poet. He was assassinated on September 13, 1996, aged 25. 2Tupac is one of the highest-rated rappers of all time Why do fans think Tupac's hologram will be at the Super Bowl 2022? In 2012, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg both headlined Coachella. During their set, a hologram of the late Tupac joined the famed rappers in song. The hologram was created by Janelle Croshaw - a visual effects supervisor from Academy Award-winning studio Digital Domain - and her team in just six weeks. With both hip-hop legends set to take the stage during the Super Bowl 2022 halftime show, fans have speculated another Tupac hologram will be joining the performance. The secret segment could see the trio sing hit California Love, originally recorded by Tupac and Dre in 1995. Most read in CelebritySTAR SHOT Kodak Black shooting witness says rapper had been 'denied entry to Bieber party'super ye Kanye West declares 'civil war' on Kim K in public beef with Pete DavidsonNAME GAME Kylie FINALLY reveals...
    ODESZA fans are worried the duo is breaking up after they released a song called The Last Goodbye. The electronic music duo has been together since 2012. 2Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills of ODESZA at the 2018 Billboard Power 100 PartyCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is ODESZA? ODESZA is an American electronic duo made up of Harrison Mills (also known as Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (also known as BeachesBeaches). The pair met at Western Washington University, where Knight studied physics and math, and Mills studied graphic design. They worked on music together for fun in college but quickly became popular in the underground electronic music scene with their debut album Summer's Gone. In 2017, their third studio album A Moment Apart reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and made it to No. 1 on the Top Dance/Electronic Album chart. The album was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards. The song Line Of Sight was also nominated for Best Dance Recording. Most read in EntertainmentKYLIE'S BABY JOY Kylie Jenner fans await announcement of...
    SPECULATION began in January 2022 that Marvel's Chris Evans is linked to a new girl. Now, fans want to know everything about his relationship with Alba Baptista and if romance is in the air. 2Fans of Chris Evans think he's dating Alba BaptistaCredit: Getty Why do fans think Chris Evans is dating Alba Baptista? In January 2022, a video of Evans, 40, started circulating the internet, however, it wasn't what the Captain America star said, it was his surroundings that caught fans' attention. On Twitter, many are claiming that Evans is staying at the Four Seasons in Lisbon, Portugal, based on the fact that pictures from the hotel's website match his background in the video. After fans made the assumption, they went as far as to claim that he is now dating Portuguese actress Baptista, 24. At this time, there is no real evidence that the two are dating or are even friends. Who is Alba Baptista? Born July 10, 1997, Baptista is an actress who began her career in Portugal with the telenovela Jardins...
    ARIANA Grande shocked fans when she secretly tied the knot in May 2021 to Daton Gomez. Now, fans believe that the newlyweds are expecting a baby and want to know the truth. 2Rumors began in January 2022 that Ariana Grande is pregnantCredit: Getty Why do fans think Ariana Grande is pregnant? In January 2022, rumors began to spread that Grande, 28, is pregnant with her first child. The rumors began after an image of the star started circulating the internet, appearing to show a baby bump. Despite Grande appearing pregnant in the viral photo, it was reportedly photoshopped and is not real. This is not the first time the star has been rumored of having a baby, in 2018, Grande explained to James Corden: “People really want me to be pregnant. They want it so bad. Every other week there’s, like, a pregnancy thing.” At this time, it remains unclear if Grande and Gomez, 26, plan to have any children together. Who is Dalton Gomez? Born August 7, 1995, Gomez is known as a...
    US President Joe Biden yesterday dismissed questions about his mental acuity after a reporter told him the results of a Politico and Morning Consult poll which found that 48 per cent of Americans do not believe he is mentally fit for the presidency. Biden, 79, was asked yesterday about the scathing indictment of his mental health during a White House press conference marking the anniversary of the President's inauguration.  'I'd like to raise a delicate subject, but with utmost respect for your life accomplishments and the high office you hold,' said Newsmax White House reporter James Rosen.  'A poll released this morning by Politico Morning Consult found (48) per cent of registered voters disagreed with the statement Joe Biden is mentally fit.'  Rosen incorrectly suggested that 49 per cent of respondents disagreed.  A visibly shocked Biden responded with 'I'll let you all make the judgment whether they're correct,' before later going on to say he had 'no idea' why such a large segment of the American electorate held concerns over his cognitive ability. It comes as further results from the...
    ZENDAYA and Tom Holland have made a point to keep details of their romantic relationship as private as possible. However, in January 2022 the internet was alight with rumors that the couple were expecting a baby. 1Fans think Zendaya and boyfriend Tom Holland are having a babyCredit: Getty Why do fans think Zendaya is pregnant? Although no one knows who started the rumor, a Tiktok video went viral claiming that Zendaya was married to Tom Holland and gave birth in 2022. The video acted as a catalyst for the rumor and started a chain reaction across the internet. Numerous videos on Tiktok show morphed pictures of the Spider-Man actress with a protruding stomach. Upon close inspection, the pictures look photoshopped and clearly show they have been changed. The rumors are completely untrue and there is no proof at all to them. However, has not stopped the internet from repeating the claims and making assumptions on Twitter. Most read in CelebrityTRAGIC END Heartbroken fans pay tribute to rapper and YouTube star who died over weekendBRITNEY'S FURY Britney slams Jamie Lynn...
    FLOYD Mayweather and Madonna made headlines in January 2022 after they were spotted together at a party. Now, fans think that there is chemistry brewing between the two and want to know what their exact status is. 2Floyd Mayweather was spotted talking to Madonna at a partyCredit: Getty Why do fans think Madonna and Floyd Mayweather are dating? On January 13, 2022, Floyd Mayweather, 44, was spotted talking with Madonna, 63, at a party, sparking relationship rumors. The boxing legend’s bodyguard Ray Sadeghi, shared clips of the star-studded gathering, which also included Kanye West, Julia Fox, and the NFL's Antonio Brown, onto his Instagram page. At this time, it remains unclear what Mayweather and Modonna were talking about but the stars do not appear to be dating despite fan speculation. Are either of them in a relationship? In 2020, Madonna made headlines after she announced her relationship with her 27-year-old backup dancer Ahlamalik Williams. At the time, Madonna posted snaps to Instagram of the loved-up couple eating ice cream and Italian food alongside her kids, she...
    BEVERAGE giant, Red Bull, is alleged by social media users to be approaching a shortage. The online community is wondering why the major energy drink company has yet to address the reported lack of Red Bull availability. 1Twitter sleuths are reporting Red Bull is out of stock nationwide, although the company itself and media outlets have not reported or confirmed anything about the beverage's alleged scarcity Why do fans think there is a Red Bull shortage? The shortage of Red Bull is not confirmed by any media outlets. Everything concerning the scarcity of the high profile energy drink was alleged by users on Twitter. Whispers about Red Bull going out of stock at certain locations started circulating on Twitter around the end of December 2021. One user tweeted: "What’s the deal with the sugar free @redbull shortage? #crisis." Another tweeted: "don’t know how much longer I can survive the national redbull shortage." "This redbull shortage is worse than the pandemic," tweeted another. most read on twitterTOP TRUMPS Donald Trump launching Truth Social app to rival Twitter on President's DayFIRST CLASS...
    Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) resumed his efforts to cast doubt on vaccines by asking “Why do we think that we can create something better than God” to deal with the coronavirus. Johnson’s comments came as he spoke to right wing talk show host Vicki McKenna on her show, where they started by bashing health officials while Johnson touted the supposed health benefits of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Johnson has a history of impugning the efficacy of vaccines, and sure enough, he went on a tangent about how breakthrough cases supposedly prove that “the vaccines doesn’t work as well as we all hoped.” As health officials have repeatedly explained, it is still possible for people to contract Covid if they’re vaccinated, but they’re less likely to experience severe illness or remain infectious for as long as they would have otherwise. Meanwhile, the great majority of people who’ve died from Covid were unvaccinated. This all flew over Johnson’s head a week ago when he pointed to Covid cases among the vaccinated during an interview and asked “what’s the point” of getting the shot....
    RUMORS started circulating about Steve Harvey's stepdaughter's potential pregnancy after she uploaded a story to Instagram. Lori Harvey, 24, has made a name for herself separate from her family's fame as a model and Instagram influencer. 2Lori Harvey called her boyfriend Michael B. Jordan "baby daddy" in her Instagram story. Is Lori Harvey pregnant? Social media is buzzing after Lori Harvey posted a photo to her story on January 2 with her boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan, 34. The Instagram influencer and model wished her followers a Happy New Year while calling Jordan her "babydaddy." The couple has kept their relationship relatively quiet but celebrated their one-year anniversary in November. However, in April, Jordan spoke with People about his relationship with Harvey which was made public in February 2021. "I'm still private, and I want to protect that, but it just felt like it was a moment of just wanting to put it out there and move on," he said, adding, "I am extremely happy." Harvey and Jordan have not confirmed if they are expecting or elaborated on the cryptic Instagram post....
    WE'RE all thinking about a little getaway right now - and we love nothing more than staying in a plush hotel. But now a former hotel worker has revealed the secrets of the trade you might want to think again - especially about walking barefoot on the carpets! 3Janessa's videos have attracted over hundreds of thousands of viewsCredit: TIKTOK @janessarichard Janessa Richard, from Canada, is ready to spill all the tea. Before becoming pregnant, the now 26-year-old mum used to work in a hotel a few years ago and has since gone viral with her ''Confessions of an ex-hotel worker'' TikTok videos. FABULOUS BINGO: GET A £5 FREE BONUS WITH NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED ''I just want to mention that this is based on my personal experience and the hotel that I worked at. ''Not ALL hotels are like this!'' she insisted. Number one, according to her, is: ''NEVER EVER, and I repeat, NEVER walk barefeet on the carpets!'' ...
    November 30, Beijing Times News, according to foreign media reports, has encouraged self-help businesses to thrive in recent years, thanks to positive psychological research. Scientific research on positive psychology shows that those who are positive will improve themselves. Happiness, at the same time, has more anxiety, depression and self-harm occurring around the world.So, should we be unhappy despite advances in psychology? According to an influential article published in the Public Psychology Review in 2005, people’s happiness is determined by 50% genes, 10% by their environment, and 40% by “deliberate behavior”. This two-dimensional pie chart of happiness code gives positive psychologists the initiative to determine their own path to happiness, but the implicit message is that if you are unhappy, it is your own problem. 然而,这个幸福指数二维饼图受到了广泛置疑,因为它是建立在已经变得不可信的遗传学假设基础上的,几十年以来,行为遗传学研究人员对双胞胎进行了研究,发现他们的幸福感有40-50%是由遗传学来解释,这就是为什么幸福指数二维饼图中出现的百分比。 行为遗传学家利用统计技术依据人们的家族关系来评估遗传和环境因素,因此他们对双胞胎进行了研究分析,但这些数据假设同卵双胞胎和异卵双胞胎具有相同的成长环境——该假设其实并不成立。 针对2005年研究报告中所提出的幸福指数二维饼图,研究人员进行了更全面的研究分析,2019年,他们提出一种更微妙的方法,用于研究人类基因对幸福指数的影响,更进一步强调了基因和生存环境对幸福指数的相互作用。 Inheritance and acquired culture Intrinsic heredity and derived culture are not mutually exclusive.Instead, molecular genetics, i.e., the study of the structure and function of genes at the molecular level, shows the continuum of interaction and acquired culture and influence and genetic influence. Ecology helps people to choose behaviors, such as:...
    MILES Teller is set to star in the Paramount series The Offer, a spin-off of The Godfather mafia trilogy. Production had shut down on July 28, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving the series at a standstill until further notice. 2Miles Teller is an American actorCredit: Getty Images Why do fans think Miles Teller is anti-vax? Fans of Miles Teller think he is an anti-vaxxer after he allegedly refused to get a coronavirus test or a vaccine in order to enter The Offer’s Hollywood set, according to the Daily Mail. The actor reportedly also tested positive for coronavirus alongside another crew member, subsequently shutting down the production. A source alleged to the Daily Mail about Teller’s coronavirus status, saying: “'Miles Teller is not vaccinated. He wouldn't even get the test." “Now he's brought the virus to the set and the whole set had to shut down.” 2Teller allegedly tested positive for coronavirus and refused a vaccine and a testCredit: Getty At the time, The Sun reached out to Teller’s team for comment. However, on November 15, 2021, Teller was...
    Check out our must-buy plant-based cookbooks! Learn more Riding an elephant may seem like the epitome of adventure and harmony with nature. Sadly, it couldn’t be more opposite. While elephants are naturally gentle and docile creatures, they are not naturally conditioned to happily carry people on their backs. Elephants have evolved over millions of years to thrive in their wild habitat amongst other elephants … working to entertain humans wasn’t exactly part of that evolution. Because of this, in order for elephants to submit to the will of humans who use them for tourism, they need to undergo a brutal “breaking process.” Behind the scenes of popular elephant riding attractions, the animals are chained and robbed of any social contact with other elephants. They are frequently beaten and deprived of food, water or rest until they lose all will to fight back. Life for an elephant in captivity is far different to one living in the wild, where they will trek up to the thirty miles a day and form strong bonds with other elephants. The good news...
    A RANDOM document made its rounds on the internet back in August leading fans to believe Mr Krabs from SpongeBob was killed off on the show. SpongeBob has been airing on Nickelodeon since 1999 and Mr. Krabs has been a character on the show since the beginning. 2Mr Krabs and SpongeBob SquarePantsCredit: Nickelodeon Why do fans think Mr Krabs dies in Spongebob? A PDF titled The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants hit the internet earlier this year which depicted a crime scene including the death of Krusty Krab owner Mr. Krabs. "Mr. Krabs was found dead inside of the Krusty Krab restaurant. His throat had been cut. The coroner concluded that the wound on Mr. Krabs’s throat was caused by a metal spatula," the document begins. "The coroner concluded that Mr. Krabs had bled to death, but the victim also had signs of bluntforce trauma to the back of his head." SpongeBob, Plankton and Squidward are all named as potential suspects for Krabs' murder. In the proceeding 'trial,' characters like Patrick and Sandy Cheeks provide their witness testimony. Sandy testified that...
    MEGAN Fox has been the headlines queen since her relationship with Machine Gun Kelly got serious. Following her looks at the 2021 Met Gala and MTV Music Video Awards, she is back in the headlines as many fans think she's gone under the knife. 2Megan Fox looked noticeably different at the 2021 Met Gala and fans are assuming she's had plastic surgeryCredit: Getty Why do fans think Megan Fox has had plastic surgery? While Fox has been known for denying plastic surgery allegations over the years, following the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, fans are back to their suspicions after she showed up to the event in a see-through sheer outfit. Suspicions grew even more after she attended the 2021 Met Gala two days later in a crystal-covered, long-sleeved gown with a V-shaped neckline and crisscross straps across her chest and sides. Fans took to Twitter to express their opinions after Fox seemed to look different during her red carpet events. One user tweeted: "The wildest thing about Megan Fox is that at her peak, when she...
    An organised mum-of-two has shared her simple method for deep cleaning your washing machine, and revealed why you need to do so once a fortnight in order to prevent odours and bacteria. Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said while you might not think it, our washing machines harbour all sorts of dirt and bacteria when we don't look after them. She recommends doing a once over of your device at least once a fortnight to keep it running to the best of its ability. Scroll down for video An organised mum-of-two has shared her simple method for deep cleaning your washing machine, and revealed why you need to do so once a fortnight (washing machine pictured) RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Perfect for Zoom! The $65 'no makeup makeup' buy that beauty... This silky anti-acne bedding promises to clear your skin... Teacher, 25, with alopecia reveals how she grew her hair in... Homeowner's pantry overhaul sparks a massive debate - but... Share this article Share 'Here's how to deep clean...
    DISNEY actress turned pop star Olivia Rodrigo's song Good 4 U debuted at No. 1 in the US in May 2021. Since it's release, Paramore fans have come down on the hit for it's similarities to their mega-hit Misery Business. 2Olivia Rodrigo Why do people think Olivia Rodrigo plagiarized Paramore in Good 4 U? Fans observed early the similarities between Good 4 U and Paramore’s 2007 single Misery Business after posting mash-up's between the two on TikTok. In August 2021, it was noted that Rodrigo and her team added songwriting credits to Williams and Farro on Good 4 U. It's not clear, however, when the names were added to the track, according to NME, as they did not appear on it's initial release. Paramore’s publisher Warner Chappell Music shared an Instagram story that wrote “huge shoutout to our writers Hayley Williams and Joshua Farro," who are both founding members of the band. 2ParamoreCredit: Handout Williams re-shared her publisher’s story, adding: “our publisher is wildin rn.” A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NME that, “The teams have been...
    Whether it’s divorce, relocation, expecting a baby, loss of job, pets that don’t get along, loss of homeowners insurance, change in zoning laws, we hear all the same stories that most rescue organizations and shelters do. The difference is that, if it were a domestic cat we were talking about, at least there might be some hope of finding an appropriate adopter. But, with a wild cat, that’s not the case. The All-Too-Familiar Story of Exotic Cat Ownership What we share below is a typical story we’ve heard time and time again: I recently got married and now I have a baby due soon. My husband hates my serval and has threatened to shoot him since my cat’s become aggressive. He’s an unneutered male with all his claws. He used to be easy for me to care for and handle. He loved going for walks and to butt heads. But, once he became sexually mature, his behavior drastically changed. He’ll appear to be nice one minute, and the next he raises his chin, makes strange noises and lunges at...
    Fans in the audience react as The Foo Fighters reopen Madison Square Garden on June 20, 2021 in New York City.Kevin Mazur | Getty Images As the U.S. pushes ahead with its reopening, easing mask mandates and lifting public health restrictions, much of the rest of the world is seeing an alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 infections and deaths. The stark contrast underscores how unevenly the coronavirus pandemic has spread, now hitting low-income nations harder as they struggle with access to vaccines, the rapid spread of new variants and heavily burdened health-care systems. It also shows why, even with nations such as the U.S., China and the U.K. recording relatively low Covid-19 infections and fatalities thanks to a mass vaccination drive, the global health crisis is still far from over. To be sure, more people have died from Covid-19 this year than in all of 2020, according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. The official global death toll stood at 1,813,188 at the end of 2020. More than 2 million people have died as a result...
    For Lord Stevens, the stakes could not have been higher.  'The interview was unique. Of course it was a unique situation,' he recalls to the Mail. 'But we approached it as we would any other witness.' Up to a point. Although it was reported at the time that Stevens met Charles the circumstances and detail of the interrogation have never been revealed — until now. It began with a letter from Stevens to Charles via the Prince's private secretary, Sir Michael Peat.  To prevent leaks and unwanted publicity and speculation it was agreed, on the Palace side, that only Charles and Sir Michael should know the meeting was to take place. No one in the Paget team would have knowledge of the event except for Lord Stevens and his senior investigator, DCS Dave Douglas. Here was an interesting clash of outlooks. Douglas was a 48-year-old, working-class Geordie who, while a dutiful officer, had no time for the monarchy; any monarchy. In fact, while he greatly admired the Queen as a person, he was a republican at heart. The Mail understands...
    KATIE Thurston's season of The Bachelorette is in full swing. Bachelorette suitor Greg Grippo, 27, has caused speculation among fans about why he's on the show with Katie. 3Photo of Katie Thurston and Greg GrippoCredit: ABC Why do fans think Greg Grippo from The Bachelorette is an actor? Bachelorette nation has made some accusations against contestant Greg, that he's on the show for fame, not love. Katie gave her first impression rose to Greg this season, after he gifted her with a macaroni necklace that was made by his niece. Greg is supposedly a current marketing executive from New York, but Reddit user @DeuxMoi thinks otherwise, after posting a long list of accusations against him. The accusations has sparked speculation that he is on the show to further his career, not win Katie's heart. “He is not on the show for love, let alone Katie, and his appearance on this show is solely to promote and kick-start his acting career,” the Reddit user wrote. 3Photo of Bachelorette suitor Greg Grippo who is being accused of lying...
    SAN JOSE – There is a good chance that the fourth-place team in the NHL’s West Division will finish this season with a points percentage below .500. And believe it or not, that spot could still go to the Sharks. Call it parity, or just mediocrity, the immense struggles of the other teams still competing for that last playoff spot in the division has been the only thing keeping the Sharks’ faint postseason hopes alive. Thanks to the dreadful records of Arizona and St. Louis of late, the Sharks, despite a seven-game losing streak, enter Saturday’s game with the Minnesota Wild just four points back of the Coyotes for the fourth and final playoff spot in the division with an 18-23-5 record. The morning of April 10, before their current losing streak began, the Sharks were three points back of fourth-place Arizona. Both the Coyotes (20-22-5, 45 points) and Blues (19-19-6, 44 points) have won just three of their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings (17-20-6. 40 points) have won just four of their last...
    The myth of teacup pigs has been around for more than 20 years, ever since pig breeders set about making people believe that baby potbellied pigs were actually a unique breed of mini-pig which were small enough to fit into your pocket. Armed with incredibly cute pictures and some false facts about their size, weight, feeding, and housing needs, breeders have been able to sell huge amounts of these pot-bellied pigs to unsuspecting victims. The truth is that most new owners are simply not prepared for what is to come in the months and years after they welcome them into their homes. Breeders often pair together two very young piglets, meaning that when the litter is born, they are able to show prospective buyers the parents, saying that they are fully grown adults, even though they know full well that they are in fact little more than babies themselves. The truth is: there is no such thing as a teacup pig. While there’s no denying that the idea of having a teacup-sized little porcine buddy to share your house...
    By Rodolfo León 0 COMMENTS 02/18/2021 7:26 pm Thanks to Dragon ball super we were able to experience a new level of power that we had never seen before: the Power of the Gods. This does not only apply to celestial beings, but the Saiyans themselves are also capable of channeling it, although fans believe that their visual representation is quite simple. Basically, it is a simple change of hair color and aura of Goku and Vegeta, but outside of that there really is no real change. Even the Super Saiyan Blue keeps the same hair as him Super saiyan normal, except in a different color. What is this about? In accordance with Akira Toriyama, creator of the manga, it was so Goku would “look more human”: “I was reluctant to make Goku look too macho or having a dazzling transformation, so I wanted to correct the course in the character’s evolution. On the other hand, a Goku without any changes would be difficult to understand, so I limited myself to changing only the color of his hair...
    Dear Moneyist, I have a question about the stimulus check. Why is the stimulus check based on 2019 tax returns? I earned over $100,000 in 2019 and now I am retired and earned far less than $100,000 this year. Why can’t I qualify for a stimulus check? Do you think this is fair given that I have not been working as much in 2020? I also know people who made over $100,000 in 2019, but can’t get a stimulus because of their 2019 tax return, even though they earned less this year. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Candace The Moneyist:‘I lost my mom 2 months ago and I’m still in a fog’: My brother and his family moved into her home. They want more than half Dear Candace, Is the stimulus package fair? Is the COVID-19 pandemic fair? Has 2020 been fair to families and elderly relatives who have been isolated? Is it fair that businesses and restaurants have closed, and office blocks have emptied out? Is it fair that some people lived, while others died?...
    Making the decision to adopt a dog from your local animal shelter is one of the best ways you can help solve the pet overpopulation crisis. Every day across the U.S., perfectly healthy animals are euthanized to create more room in shelters and purchasing from breeders gives homeless animals less opportunity to have a home. Adopting is definitely the way to go, but there are many things to consider in order to prepare yourself and family for a new four-legged buddy. You’ll want to ensure you have adequate living space, the time to take care of a dog, and are financially responsible. Another important part of the adoption process is considering how you are going to train the dog. Many opt for shock collars for training. These collars are devices that go around a dog’s neck and release an electric current to give the dog a signal. The electric signal can range from a mild tickling sensation to a painful shock, according to The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Shock collars are typically used to stop unnecessary barking, as well as to...
    TEEN Mom's Maci Bookout admitted to having had Botox and a boob job after fans came down on her altered appearance in an Instagram photo. She claimed she got breast surgery after her pregnancy with her first son Bentley Edwards. 10Fans accused Teen Mom star Maci Bookout of having had work done based off of this Instagram pictureCredit: Instagram Has Maci Bookout had plastic surgery? Last month, Maci admitted to using Botox after fans accused her of getting plastic surgery in an Instagram photo. Despite the picture being edited with filters, fans were still shocked at how different the mom of three looked. 10She admitted to liking Botox and having had a boob jobCredit: Getty Images Maci told followers of her appearance: "It's a Snapchat filter but I do like my Botox." 10 The mom of three has also admitted to undergoing breast augmentation after her first pregnancy with son Bentley, going from an A-cup to a C-cup. What did fans say about her appearance? In an Instagram picture uploaded on November 14, fans of the Teen Mom star came...
    FANS of Carlos PenaVega believe he is a Trump supporter due to his Instagram. The Big Time Rush member was flooded with comments on his social media pages from fans demanding answers as to why he apparently supported the president.  8Fans believe that Carlos PenaVega is a Trump supporter judging by his social media accountsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Does the actor support Trump? While Carlos PenaVega, 31, has yet to confirm if he supports President Trump, fans believe he does because he follows him and his administration on social media.  Many have been criticizing the Nickelodeon star for supporting Trump as a member of the Latinx community.  One Twitter user said: “Y’all need to stop simping over a trump supporter @TheCarlosPena what a damn shame on the LatinX community.” 8Many comments have flooded on his photos asking him if he supports the presidentCredit: Getty Images - Getty During the 2016 presidential election, Trump won 28 percent of the Latino vote, according to exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool. A new NBC News/Marist poll currently...
    Dear Amy: Why is it so acceptable to drink alcohol as an activity? Alcohol impairs judgment, disinhibits, often gets paired with other drugs, ruins families, leads to serious health problems, causes traffic and other accidents, and deaths. Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)  Yet, people all the time get together to have a drink, meet over drinks, go out drinking, celebrate with drinking, receive bad news by having a drink, boost their confidence with a drink, serve every dinner with a drink, etc. Why is this necessary? I don’t understand it any more than I understand why most people drive well over the speed limit. Curious, in Silver Spring MD Dear Curious: It is not necessary to drink alcohol in order to celebrate, socialize, cope with one’s boredom, or enhance the flavor of a juicy steak. There is no question that alcohol consumption (and addiction) is responsible for incalculable damage to individuals, families, and society at large. And yet people do things all the time that aren’t acceptable, necessary, healthy, or good for themselves and others. Our freedom to make...
    President Donald Trump repeatedly went after Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday, calling him a “disaster,” saying “people are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots,” telling him to “make better decisions,” and continuing to mock him for his botched pitch. On Fox News Monday night, Martha MacCallum asked Trump campaign national press secretary Hogan Gidley if it’s a good idea for the president to be going after one of his own top public health experts in the middle of an ongoing pandemic. “The president went after Dr. Fauci today… talking about ‘the idiots’ who worked on the task force and all of that, saying that people have covid fatigue, they are tired of hearing about it,” MacCallum said. “We are seeing an uptick in hospitalizations and 39 states across the country. What do you say to that?” Gidley said it’s good news that the case mortality rate is low before defending the president and saying he’s “listened to Dr. Fauci… except for one piece” on the China travel ban. MacCallum rather bluntly asked, “Do you think it’s a...
    TWITTER users watching the vice presidential debate claim that Mike Pence has had botox and plastic surgery on his face.  The vice president is being criticized for having a stiff forehead without wrinkles that appear while he is making facial expressions. ⚠️ Follow our US election 2020 live blog for the latest news & updates 4Twitter users believe Mike Pence has botox or plastic surgeryCredit: Getty Images Did Mike Pence get botox? Although there are no confirmed reports that Mike Pence has had any type of surgery, Twitter users watching the vice presidential debate claim that he has had plastic surgery or botox on his face. During the vice presidential debate with Kamala Harris, Pence has been arguing with emotion but his facial expressions do not cause average creases on his face or forehead. What are people saying? Twitter users have been trending “Mike Pence botox” due to the lack of creases on his face as he debates Harris.  In addition to the botox comment, Pence had a fly sitting on his head throughout the debate which seemed to...
    DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for 40 years. We were opposites who were attracted to each other and enjoyed a lot of the same things. Jeanne Phillips  For the last 20 years, my wife has been taking an antidepressant (prescribed by her primary care physician, not a psychiatrist), and she has every side effect of the drug. For years I have tried without success to get her to seek help. Although we still live in the same house, we have been going our own ways for the last year and a half. Even though my wife is a good person, I do not want to spend the rest of my life living with someone who is incapable of having a decent conversation, let alone being able to or having a need to be intimate. Related Articles Dear Abby: She lets these kids hijack our adult plans Dear Abby: Did I really deserve to be threatened with a restraining order? Dear Abby: He found out I’m hiding his guns, and he’s...
    TWITTER users went into a frenzy as word began to spread that President Trump allegedly called dead soldiers and veterans – including US Senator John McCain – "losers." Trump has denied the remarks he was alleged to have made – but video and screenshots from the president's Twitter show he called McCain a "loser". 12President Trump was claimed to have called dead soldiers and veterans 'losers'Credit: Reuters 12Trump also called Senator John McCain – a Vietnam War veteran – a 'loser'Credit: AFP What do people think Donald Trump said about dead soldiers and veterans? The Atlantic published an article on Thursday, reporting Trump canceled a trip to Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018 as he called deceased soldiers "losers." Trump allegedly told senior staff members the morning of the visit: "Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” The Atlantic reported that Trump also called more than 1,800 marines who were killed at Belleau Wood "suckers." The World War I battle occurred between American and German troops in France in June 1918. What did Trump say about John McCain?...
    (CNN)In the wake of the two national party conventions, a slew of national polling has been conducted that suggests the 2020 race hasn't changed all that much. Former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a high-single digit lead over President Donald Trump, with voters still very concerned about the coronavirus pandemic -- and less than thrilled about how Trump has performed on that front. (I wrote about all of that here.)Yet, one thing has changed A LOT over the past month: How betting markets see the race. According to Real Clear Politics' aggregation of the odds being set by various markets, Biden went from a 61% chance of winning August 4 to a 50.5% chance on September 4. Which, if you look at the other available data in the race, doesn't make a ton of sense!To answer the "why" behind the movement in betting odds, I reached out to Rufus Peabody, a professional sports bettor and partner at the analytics firm Massey Peabody. (If this stuff interests you, Rufus also has a GREAT sports betting podcast called "Bet the Process.") Our...
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