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    A CURVY fashionista stopped the internet in it's tracks when she confessed that she loves her plus-size figure. No matter what nasty trolls have to say, the fashion fan confessed that she knows she looks good. 4The curvy stunner hit back at haters on her TikTok accountCredit: tiktok At 25st, Katarina Todd is used to harsh comments from trolls - but she knows she looks good anyway. She recently shared a clip on her TikTok account @makeitkat where she hit back at the haters. She posed over an audio clip of someone saying: "Name one girl that looks good at 300lbs, name one." Stylish Kat raised her hand in the clip to say that she knows she looks good, noting that she's 350lbs (25st). READ MORE ON FASHIONBACK TO BASICS I’m a curvy fashion fan and I found the perfect autumn essentials on Boohoo Although dealing with mean comments isn't unusual, Kat couldn't believe that the woman in the audio clip, which came from a podcast, was saying. Kat captioned the clip: "Like, is she ok? I don't think I've...
    Harry and Meghan stayed in the UK last night after reuniting with the royals to mourn the Queen but are expected to leave for California 'as soon as they can' after not seeing Archie and Lilibet for nearly three weeks.  The Sussexes arrived in Britain on September 3 for the first time since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June. They expected to stay only briefly but with the news Her Majesty was ill Prince Harry cancelled his appearance at the WellChild Awards in London and rushed to Balmoral. Although the Duchess of Sussex did not join him in Scotland, she was by his side for a series of official events over the 10-day period of mourning, including the funeral yesterday.  The Sussexes arrived in Britain on September 3 for the first time since the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June. Pictured: They are directed to their seats by the Prince and Princess of Wales in St George's Chapel yesterday  The Sussexes were placed on the second row at the Abbey, and Harry was prevented from wearing his military uniform due to...
    A WOMAN has come up with an ingenious hack to create loose voluminous curls in minutes. Using the handle Ooh Patty, the influencer took to the video streaming site to share the ingenious hair hack. 3The Influencer took to Tik Tok to share the ingenious hair hair hackCredit: ohhpatty / TikTok First she scooped her waist length hair into a loose ponytail. Leaning forward she then  placed the loose pony at the top of her head.  She then heated a wand and proceeded to section the hair placed in the ponytail. She then went on to wrap the individual strands around the wand. Once finished, she carefully removed the hair band and let her blonde hair loosely fall over her shoulders. And then with a shake and a quick run through her hair with her fingers, she showcased a head full of gorgeous loose curls that packed volume and sophistication. The finished result had her followers flocking to her page to comment and like the finished result. Lil Niki wrote “Omg do you know how easy you just made it...
    A SHARK expert has revealed the terrifying truth that the predators might be watching you swim even when you can't see them. Marine conservation scientist David Shiffman said beachgoers have no idea how many sharks are lurking quietly underneath their feet. 1A shark expert has revealed the terrifying truth that the predators might be watching you swim even when you can't see themCredit: Getty "Just because you don't see a shark doesn't mean the shark doesn't see you," Shiffman said. Luckily, the beast will most likely leave you alone, the expert said. "If you go in the ocean and you see a shark and it's just minding his own business, you do not need to be worried," Shiffman explained on the Discovery Channel's 34th Shark Week. "Sharks tend to just bump into people in the water and sometimes do not even physically touch them." read more on sharksWHAT LIES BENEATH Dozens of sharks seen lurking off beach after spate of nearly 20 attacksON THE PROWL Giant 14ft great white shark seen off US coast as sightings dramatically spike Despite their...
    A FAST food super fan was able to find her favorite menu options using an easy hack that anyone can do.  Shanice Ashley has over 13,000 followers on TikTok and in her most recent clip, she revealed her secret to find out menu items that aren’t listed online. 2A fast food fan has revealed how to check out a menu from home when you can't find it onlineCredit: TikTok/@shanieceashley_ 2Shanice Ashley shared a video showing how she used Google Maps to look at the drive-thru menuCredit: TikTok/@shanieceashley_ “The time I went on Google Maps to look at the drive thru menu because it wasn’t online,” Shanice wrote using the app’s onscreen text.  The 18-second clip showed Shanice using Google Maps to zoom in on the menu of her local fast food restaurant.  This way she can see what’s on the menu before  It went viral, gaining over 1.7millions views and over 4,000 comments.  read more in fast foodBARGAIN BURGER How to make a McDonald’s cheeseburger for less than 99p at homeTIM BITS I'm a die-hard Dunkin' fan & tried Tim...
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney revealed early Tuesday morning he looks forward to the day he is no longer in charge of the City of Brotherly Love amid rising gun violence - as he called out the country's lax gun laws.    In an early morning news conference following the shooting of two on-duty police officers who were patrolling a Fourth of July fireworks display, Kenney ranted about the availability of guns in the United States. 'It was a laid back, chill day,' he said of the Welcome America Party on the Parkway. 'Weather was beautiful, concert was beautiful. 'But we live in America, and we have the Second Amendment. And we have the Supreme Court of the United States telling everybody they can carry a gun whenever they want. 'It's like Dodge City.' The mayor was then asked about whether he fears the city's gun problem could affect other upcoming events, like the 2026 World Cup. 'There's not an event, or a day, where I don't lay on my back and look at the ceiling and worry about stuff,' Kenney revealed....
    Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has again assured that he has 'no problem' with neighbours Finland and Sweden joining NATO, while at the same time decrying the alliance's 'imperial ambitions' and bid to assert 'supremacy'. His remarks come as NATO formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance after Turkey dropped its opposition, while also announcing it will boost troops on its eastern flank by almost 4,000 compared to March this year.  Moscow reacted with fury to the news of NATO's expansion, saying it will be 'destabilising' for Europe.  'Ukraine and the wellbeing of Ukrainian people is not the aim of the collective West and NATO but a means to defend their own interests,' Putin told journalists in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat. 'The NATO countries' leaders wish to... assert their supremacy, their imperial ambitions,' he added. Putin also denied responsibility for the missile strike on the Kremenchuk shopping mall earlier this week that killed at least 18 people, with dozens still unaccounted for. 'Our army does not attack any civilian infrastructure site. We have every capability of knowing what is situated where,' Putin...
    Although it may seem like a distinctly human trait, researchers are finding that animals can count. Researchers have been studying for years whether or not animals and insects can count. Now, according to this new research, we know that fish can count! Brian Butterworth, author of Can Fish Count?: What animals reveal about our uniquely mathematical minds, was studying small and large number discrimination in humans when he turned his focus to fish. With humans, he found that it was easy to discriminate between numbered dots when there were only a few. This is a standard test for numerical abilities that correlate with calculation abilities. Source: The Dyscalculia Network/Youtube Butterworth and his colleagues found that some humans are better at math than others. He then developed the “Weighted Confidence Sharing Theory” in which humans make separate decisions and have to decide if there are more blue or yellow dots. If they answered differently, they had to discuss and come up with a joint decision. They found that humans will agree with the individual whose shared confidence is higher....
    Americans continue to register bleak assessments of the state of the U.S. economy, with a majority stating pessimistic views of their own situation as well as the overall national picture. A combined 83 per cent of Americans now say the state of the economy is either poor or not so good, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NORC poll released Monday. That is more than three times the number who say it is excellent or good.  It all comes at a time of record inflation – but also near record low unemployment, while President Joe Biden is calling inflation his highest priority while his party faces a reckoning on Election Day this fall. More than a third of the country, 35 per cent, are not satisfied with their own financial situation – a record going back 50 years. Thirty-eight per cent of Americans in a new survey said their financial situation had gotten worse in the past few years, as President Joe Biden calls tackling inflation his top priority Thirty-eight per cent said their financial situation had gotten worse in...
    LALIGA'S chief has told Barcelona they can't sign Robert Lewandowski unless they sell players and raise funds. Strike legend Lewandowski, 33, angered Bayern Munich by saying he wants to leave this summer, a year before his contract expires. 1Robert Lewandowski hopes a move to Barcelona can be sorted out after international duty with Poland but the Spanish giants are struggling financiallyCredit: EPA And he's reportedly willing to slash £100,000 off his weekly wage to join Barca. But Spanish league president Javier Tebas insists Barcelona's financial problems currently rule out big-money signings. It's claimed Manchester United and potential Arsenal target Frenkie de Jong is now uncertain about leaving the Nou Camp. And although keeping the Holland midfielder might be a major boost on the pitch, it would be a huge blow to Barca's chances of splashing out. REAM MORE TOP STORIESTransfer news live Real Madrid 'open talks' for Tchouameni, Lewandowski EXIT confirmed Tebas told Marca: "They (Barcelona) know what they have to do.  'They know perfectly well our economic control rules and their financial situation.  "The rules are there to avoid major economic...
    Sweden’s Minister for Employment and Gender Equality has called on migrant women not to have more children than they can support, noting high rates of unemployment among women born overseas. Minister for Employment and Gender Equality Eva Nordmark has called on foreign-born women to not have more children than they can afford to support and stated that more migrant women should be focused on having careers. “Everyone who can work should work. You should not have more children than you have to support, it is an important starting point,” Nordmark told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. “You have as many children as you want, we’re not going to limit it. But it is important that we are clear about the consequences of having several children. If I do that, there is a risk that I will not enter the labour market, get a worse pension and that I cannot support my children in the right way and give them the right opportunities in life,” she added. The populist Sweden Democrats have also proposed scrapping child payments for women who have large numbers of children...
    A Democrat-turned Republican politician and staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump has come under fire for saying that civil rights protections shouldn't extend to the LGBTQ+ community. Vernon Jones, 61, served in the Georgia State House of Representatives as a Democrat from 1993 to 2001 and 2017 to 2021, said that gay people 'can actually change' in a podcast interview with ex-Trump advisor Steve Bannon. 'Let me tell you, civil rights for blacks and gay rights for gays are two different things,' Jones, who once called himself the 'black Donald Trump,' said on an episode of Bannon's 'War Room' podcast.  'I don't know what you are unless you tell me what you are if you're gay, but when I walk into that room, you can tell that I'm Black,' he added. 'I'm Black from cradle to grave. Let's not get that confused, but they can actually change.'  Jones, who switched parties in 2020 and endorsed Trump's re-election campaign, also said that people can 'go from being straight to being gay to being transgender and all these other genders. But...
    YOU COULD FORGIVE Ralf Rangnick for asking the officials if he could take a lead from nearby Aintree and have Manchester United pulled up. That happens to horses on the punishing jump track when the jockey clearly realises that they can’t run the race, has given up, and risks further pain if they try to make it carry on. 5Gordon's strike deflected in off under fire captain MaguireCredit: REUTERS 5Ronaldo was left frustrated by the resultCredit: AFP 5Rashford failed to have an impact for the Red DevilsCredit: REUTERS 5The win temporarily eases Everton's relegation fearsCredit: AFP For the sake of all United fans, end this now. It was three years ago this month that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted to experiencing his most depressing afternoon in his time as a player and manager with Man Utd. Of course Watford away this season has since topped that for him, as he was sacked. But back then having recently got the job on a permanent basis, the 2018-19 season started to dramatically unravel with just one win from their final nine games. Read...
    SAN JOSE — A Bay Area man is facing federal charges of possessing child pornography, which prosecutors alleged he received and sent through various social media apps online. Gregory Borboa, of San Jose, was charged Tuesday with possessing child pornography, which carries up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. The charges stem from a May 2020 search of his home, four months after Homeland Security Investigations received a tip of suspicious activity on one of his social media accounts. The criminal complaint alleges Borboa was using Snapchat and Instagram accounts that referenced the Saturday Night Live character Father Guido Sarducci and that he followed “child models, child cheerleaders, and hashtags for kid models, tween girls, tween beachwear.” On May 18, 2020, the day before his home was searched, he allegedly sent videos of prepubescent girls being molested to another social media user and said, “oldest is 12.” When Borboa’s home was searched, he allegedly confirmed ownership of the social media accounts, and that he’d viewed child pornography. “You can’t look at them and not know they’re...
    WOMEN who need medication to stop the symptoms of menopause are struggling to access the treatment they need, a minister has admitted. Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is offered to women to help with hot flushes, mood swings, vaginal dryness and night sweats. 1HRT is offered to women who are suffering from symptoms such as hot flushes and mood swingsCredit: Alamy Health minister Marie Caulfield has now said that women face a postcode lottery with the treatment. The MP highlighted that some GPs don't even know they are able to prescribe the medication. The Sun's Fabulous Menopause Matters campaign was launched in October 2021 to empower women to demand the healthy menopause they deserve, calling for free HRT for everyone. The Department of Health announced that women would be able to get a year's worth of the drug for the cost of one prescription - £9.35. Read more on HRTTHE CHANGE AND SEX I couldn’t orgasm after the menopause & I thought I had dementiaDRUG DEAL Taking HRT...
    Most dieters would probably consider a healthy low-fat snack to be more appealing than no food at all. But it might in fact leave them feeling hungrier, experts say. This is because labels such as ‘healthy’ and ‘low fat’ can make people think they have been deprived of a more filling and satisfying meal. The psychological impact of that feeling of missing out can be so powerful it can increase a person’s appetite even more than if they had eaten nothing. The psychological impact of that feeling of missing out can be so powerful it can increase a person’s appetite even more than if they had eaten nothing 'DEADLY' SALT IN MEAL DEALS  Seven in ten ‘meal deal’ snacks contain dangerously high amounts of fat, salt or sugar, campaigners have warned. A survey of eight high street and supermarket chains found crisps, sweets and chocolate made up 57 per cent of the snack combinations, with fruit and vegetables just 5 per cent. Action on Salt found 70 per cent of the snacks would be classified as junk food under UK...
    A WOMAN has told of her annoyance when people shorten her name - adding it's their fault if they can't pronounce it. Taking to TikTok, Kashish, who is from the UK, can be seen rolling her eyes and sighing as she says: “Making sure people don’t shorten my ethnic name because it’s their fault they can’t pronounce it.” 2Kashish, who is from the UK, took to TikTok and told how it's annoying when people shorten her ethnic name just because they can't pronounce itCredit: TikTok/@colonisedgirl2 2She went on to explain how she often changes it herself for ease when it comes to placing a coffee orderCredit: TikTok/@colonisedgirl2 In the next clip, she jokes how she often ignores her own advice when it comes to placing a coffee order and admits to giving herself a "yt" name for her Starbucks order. And when asked by a social media follower how her name is actually pronounced, she explained: “So it’s said kuh-sheesh by like everyone but at home we say Kuh-shish like not much enunciation on the end.” The post has...
    President Joe Biden pivoted from high gas prices and the Russian invasion of the Ukraine on Tuesday to a more personal issue - veterans' health care. Biden was in Fort Worth, Texas, to meet with veterans and their caregivers and push for more help for members of the military who face health problems after exposure to burn pits.  'We don't know enough yet about burn pits and the connection between these diseases that our veterans are suffering,' the president said but noted he was committed to pushing for more funding for the issue.  It's a personal issue for Biden, whose son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. Biden has said he believes there could be a connection to the burn pits Beau was stationed near during his time in Iraq and his illiness. 'We don't know for sure if a burn pit was the cause of his brain cancer, or the diseases of so many of our troops,' Biden said in his speech. 'But I'm committed to finding out everything we can.' 'But we only have one truly sacred...
    Leanne Cook was glum but unsurprised when the tests confirmed what she and her doctors had expected: Even after three shots of a vaccine, she had no antibodies to protect her against COVID-19. Her immune system had been hampered by the drugs she takes for her condition, a rare disease affecting her kidneys. As other vaccinated people began to let down their guard last year, Cook continued to minimize trips outside her home in Mission Viejo. Then Cook heard about something that could plug those missing antibodies into her system — a preventive pair of injections called Evusheld. But health officials cautioned that there was only so much to go around. Cook said that one medical provider told her, “‘We didn’t get any of this,’” she recalled. “And I’m like, ‘No, no, you guys got doses — I can see it on this website.’ ” Cook ultimately secured the treatment in January, which finally gave her some antibodies to combat COVID-19 — and enough peace of mind to chance her first trip to a hair salon since the pandemic began....
    Tool use may be a niche skill in the animal kingdom, but there's one type of bird that not only excels in the area, it can even turn it's hand to a game of 'golf'. That's because Goffin's cockatoo has shown an impressive use of problem-solving skills to crack a new experiment set by an international team of researchers. They devised a 'golf-like' game for the species of bird which is known for being able to complete complex puzzles, pick locks and even fashion up tools such as sticks to open nut and seed shells. The cockatoos had to manipulate a ball through a hole into a closed box, before using a stick to push the ball to one side of the box to trigger a trapdoor mechanism. This in turn released a cashew nut for the bird. Three of the cockatoos figured out how to use the stick to manoeuvre the ball into the right position to release the treat — showing a high level of tool innovation. It was so impressive, the researchers said, that it shows cockatoos can master...
    Cats don’t have a very good reputation when it comes to being green. They kill a lot of animals, eat a lot of meat, and use a lot of cat litter. We all love cuddling our furry friends at the end of the day and would do anything for them, but they are not the pinnacle of eco-friendly living. Luckily, there are a few changes cat makers can implement to have our cats make the planet as happy as they make us.  Look At What You’re Feeding Them  Don’t worry, we aren’t suggesting you stop feeling your cat meat. They require animal flesh to survive, and while vegan pet food and meat pet food may look identical, their nutritional value is not. Instead, try to look for more sustainable options that still align with your cat’s diet. Buying food in bulk or tracking down local or zero-waste pet food options is also a great way to minimize a cat’s carbon pawprint. Think about how many plastic pet food bags you go through every year – quite a few, right?  ...
    CHAEL SONNEN has claimed Jake Paul is the 'most feared man in boxing' with fighters 'not sure they can beat him'. That is despite the YouTuber-turned prizefighter not yet facing an opponent with a prior professional boxing record. 3Jake Paul was dubbed the 'most feared man in boxing' by Chael SonnenCredit: Instagram @jakepaul 3Former UFC title challeger Chael SonnenCredit: Getty He was due to fight Tommy Fury, who is 7-0, until the British ex-realty TV star pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection. Paul, 25, instead rematched ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, scoring a brutal knockout win. Former middleweight boxing world champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, 35, has been among the names in talks to fight the American celebrity next. But ex-UFC title challenger Sonnen, 44, believes traditional and experienced boxers are second guessing themselves against 5-0 Paul. He said on his YouTube channel: “Jake Paul is the most feared man in boxing. "These boxers are not sure they can beat him. They are not sure they can deal with it. ...
    A COUPLE have taken to YouTube to reveal that cruel trolls mock their relationship and their sex life.  Shane Burcaw was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and has used a wheelchair since the age of two. 5Shane and Hannah have revealed that trolls often question their sex lifeCredit: Instagram He met Hannah Aylward after she reached out to him online, and the pair have been in a relationship ever since. The couple even tied the knot in September 2020, but as their romance blossomed, they revealed the abuse and criticism they’ve received due to their ‘interabled’ relationship. Shane, from Pennyslvania, appeared on This Morning alongside Hannah to chat to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about their life. Shane revealed that people often mistake Hannah for his nurse or carer, treat him like a child, or assume he’s incapable. And now the couple have taken to YouTube, on an episode of StyleLikeU to open up about their sexuality. The video was uploaded with the caption ‘laughing At Your Ableist BS’ and is part of the StyleLikeU series that sees diverse individuals...
    On Monday, famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Neil Young reportedly posted an open letter (now deleted) to his management team and record label demanding that his music be removed from music streaming juggernaut Spotify. Rolling Stone reports the letter highlights Young’s dissatisfaction with the streaming service’s support of podcaster Joe Rogan’s show The Joe Rogan Experience. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” This statement by Young comes less than two weeks after 270 doctors, scientists, and health professionals signed a letter to Spotify demanding the company “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on its platform” in regards to public health and COVID-19. Young’s letter focused on how much damage Rogan and his (frequently) right-wing and science skeptic guests—coupled with generally unmitigated bullshit being spewed about health—could cause misinformation being distributed to the public. “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence. Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though the company presently has no misinformation policy.” Keep on rocking...
    Neil Young has demanded Spotify remove all of his music from their streaming service in a blazing row over vaccine misinformation spread by podcaster Joe Rogan. In an open letter to his manager and record label telling them to have his catalogue taken down the Heart of Gold singer writes: 'They can have Rogan or Young. Not both.' Young hit out at the streaming platform, which offers 72 albums of his work, for 'spreading fake information about vaccines'. In the now-deleted online letter he specifically took aim at comedian and podcaster Rogan, who signed a $100m deal with Spotify giving them exclusive rights to his show, The Joe Rogan Experience. Neil Young has demanded Spotify remove all of his music from their streaming service in a blazing row over vaccine misinformation spread by podcaster Joe Rogan In the now-deleted online letter he specifically took aim at comedian and podcaster Rogan, saying: 'I want you to let Spotify know immediately TODAY that I want all my music off their platform … They can have Rogan or Young. Not both' 'With an estimated...
    On Monday, famous rock ‘n’ roll musician Neil Young reportedly posted an open letter (now deleted) to his management team and record label demanding that his music be removed from music streaming juggernaut Spotify. Rolling Stone reports the letter highlights Young’s dissatisfaction with the streaming service’s support of podcaster Joe Rogan’s show The Joe Rogan Experience. “They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young. Not both.” This statement by Young comes less than two weeks after 270 doctors, scientists, and health professionals signed a letter to Spotify demanding the company “establish a clear and public policy to moderate misinformation on its platform,” in regards to public health and COVID-19. Young’s letter focused in how much damage Rogan and his (frequently) right-wing and science-skeptic guests, coupled with the generally unmitigated bullshit being spewed about health could cause in regards to misinforming the public. “With an estimated 11 million listeners per episode, JRE, which is hosted exclusively on Spotify, is the world’s largest podcast and has tremendous influence. Spotify has a responsibility to mitigate the spread of misinformation on its platform, though...
    Austrian police have demanded parliament lift immunity of prosecution for the leader of the populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) after he did not wear a mask at an outdoor demonstration against Wuhan coronavirus measures. Police say they wish parliament to grant them a waiver in order to fine populist FPÖ leader Herbert Kickl 500 euros for not wearing an FFP2 facemask at an outdoor protest in the centre of Vienna on December 11th at the Heldenplartz square. The Austrian parliamentary directorate has since confirmed they received a request from the police to lift Kickl’s parliamentary immunity, something the parliament had done in April of last year over a similar incident, Kronen Zeitung reports. Kickl has been a critic of the Austrian government’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus, appearing and speaking at several protests against lockdowns and vaccine passport policies over the course of the pandemic and has been a fierce opponent of the government’s plan for mandatory vaccinations starting in February. Unvaxed Austrian Populist Leader Could Be Barred from Large Events https://t.co/SH2x24DOfG — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) September 25, 2021 On Tuesday, Kickl...
    (CNN)The last four times a president went into midterm elections holding unified control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives, as Joe Biden and Democrats do now, voters have revoked it. It happened to Donald Trump in 2018, Barack Obama in 2010, George W. Bush in 2006 and Bill Clinton in 1994: All lost control of at least one congressional chamber, crippling their ability to advance their legislative agendas. In fact, no president who went into midterms with unified control of government has successfully defended it since Jimmy Carter in 1978, when Democrats were still cushioned by the enormous margins they amassed in the backlash against Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal. JUST WATCHED'He'll be treated with respect': McConnell makes pitch to ManchinReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCH'He'll be treated with respect': McConnell makes pitch to Manchin 02:37That's the foreboding history heightening Democratic anxiety about their struggle to move the key pillars of their economic and voting rights agenda past the resistance of Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Over the past roughly 50 years it has...
    Attractive women have revealed how they have been given cash, free concert tickets and even better healthcare thanks to 'pretty privilege'.  Women from around the world have taken to TikTok in recent months to swap stories of the perks they've enjoyed simply because they are conventionally good looking, from free drinks to kinder treatment from strangers.  'Pretty privilege is about how people who are thought to be more attractive, according to society's norms, tend to receive more affirmation, validation,' pyschotherapist Lucy Beresford explained to FEMAIL. 'Or they might receive actual tangible benefits such as fame, fortune or romance.' TikTok user Anjola Fagbemi, who lives in Chicago, shared a TikTok recounting everything she had a received in a single summer as a result of her 'pretty privilege'. She claims she received concert tickets, free taxi rides, meals out and rounds of cocktails, solely because of her looks.  However other TikTok users who admitted to benefitting from 'pretty privilege' argued there are downsides, with some posters claiming they are more likely to be victims of sexual assault or harassment, struggle to make...
    In one of the weirdest scientific experiments yet, goldfish have been trained to 'drive' a robotic tank around a room.  Scientists in Israel constructed a 'fish operated vehicle' consisting of a water-filled tank, a camera and a computer on top of a set of wheels.  In tests, the onboard camera and computer were able to detect the fish's position in real time and activate the vehicle motors to move the vehicle in the same direction.   Six goldfish were successfully trained to use the bizarre device and managed to find their way around the small room towards a food reward.  The results suggest that fish can adjust their navigation skills 'to a wholly different terrestrial environment', according to the researchers.   'The fish were tasked to "drive" the FOV towards a visual target in the terrestrial environment, which was observable through the walls of the tank. '[Goldfish] were able to operate the vehicle, explore the new environment, and reach the target regardless of the starting point, all while avoiding dead-ends and correcting location inaccuracies.'   The researchers had wanted to take one species from...
    Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against Covid-19, while some 34,000 students have not yet been vaccinated as required. The school board voted 7-0 in separate motions on Tuesday to terminate 496 employees, who make up less than 1 per cent of the district's approximately 73,000 workers.  Most of those fired had likely been on leave since mid-October when LAUSD staffers were to have received at least their first vaccine dose, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Employees were required to receive their second dose by November 15.  But they may be eligible to get their jobs back if they choose to get vaccinated against Covid-19.  Nearly 500 Los Angeles Unified School District employees were fired this week for refusing to comply with a mandate that they get vaccinated against Covid-19. Pictured: Anti-vaccine mandate protesters rally outside the garage doors of the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in LA on September 9 'Parting ways with individuals who choose not to be vaccinated...
    The mental health profession is engaged in a “total departure from reality,” says psychiatrist Miriam Grossman, M.D., who argues that those who should be helping gender dysphoric children and teens live in reality — even when reality is painful — are teaching them they can “deny biology and not pay a big price for it.” In a telephone interview with Breitbart News, Grossman said she now focuses her practice on helping parents of children and teens who claim they no longer want to live as a person of their biological sex. “I’m seeing parents in my practice, and now, my practice is totally devoted to this issue,” she explained. “And I really can’t even imagine a more horrific situation.” In a recent column at the Federalist, Grossman told the story of “Cheryl,” the mother of an 18-year-old girl who identifies as a male and has been taking testosterone for six months. She wrote: Cheryl is convinced she and her husband were misled by a gender clinic and that “Eva” did not have adequate evaluations and therapy. For the first time...
    TIKTOKERS believe they have found their next celebrity lookalike.  The woman, named Sian McKeever, posted a video comparing herself to singer and actress Olivia Rodrigo, and the resemblance is uncanny.  3A TikToker is being recognized as an Olivia Rodrigo doppelgängerCredit: TikTok 3Olivia Rodrigo, pictured above, acts on Disney Channel, but hit the mainstream with her debut album, SourCredit: AP In the video, Sian had her dark brown locks slicked back with a middle part and wore all black.  She then posed in front of a picture of the “Good For You” singer at the Met Gala in black with her hair styled in a similar way.  “This isn’t the same person?” one person commented under the TikTok.  Another user admitted they “immediately thought” Sian looked like the Disney star when the video began.  “Hold on … so you’re telling me that you’re NOT Olivia Rodrigo?!?” a third person asked in disbelief. On the other hand, some people suggested other celebrities that could be the TikToker’s doppelgänger.  Most read in LifestyleELL & BACK Meghan sits down for ANOTHER bombshell TV chat...
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new tool for Americans to use to determine whether or not they should get tested for COVID-19. The When To Test Calculator for Individuals was developed by the agency's Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics initiative. It uses factors such as vaccination status, protective measures taken by the user and rates of spread where a person lives to recommend testing.  The website also includes resources on how testing works, where and how to get tested and other frequently asked questions.   'By responding to just a few prompts, the new individual impact calculator indicates whether a person should get a test - now or soon,' an NIH press release reads.  The NIH launched its new When To Test Calculator for Individuals this week, using factors such as vaccination status, protective measures taken by the user and rates of spread in a community to recommend whether or not to get tested (file image) Users begin by entering the state and county in which they live, or checking a box indicating they live in a U.S. territory...
    Women are just as competitive as men, according to a study, that found they enter  competitions at the same rate as men, but are more likely to share their winnings. Putting volunteers in groups and asking them to complete a series of maths problems in return for a reward helped researchers from the University of Arizona in Tucson to study gender differences in relation to competition. The 238 participants were evenly split between men and women, and had the option of choosing a guaranteed prize for a correct result, a larger prize if they were a top performer, or a larger prize with the option to share the winnings with the losers. If given the chance to share their winnings, 60 per cent of women opted for competition, whereas only 35 per cent decided to compete if they won the lot.  In contrast, 51 per cent of men opted for the winner-take-all option, compared to 52.5 per cent of men going for gold if they got to share their reward with the losers. Researchers say that female participants may be more interested...
    A Michigan city has been gridlocked by residents rushing to get free bottled water after they were warned not to cook or brush with their tap water after vast amounts of lead were detected. Officials in Benton Harbor have sent out notices, distributed fliers and tried to improve the water system since high levels of lead were first detected in 2018, the New York Times reports, but now state officials are telling residents not to use it at all. Instead, they have been handing out bottled water at sites throughout the community, causing long lines and jamming traffic in the city of 9,100 residents. The city is also offering free lead blood tests for children and home inspections for anyone who shows signs of lead in their system that has come from corroding pipes used to transport drinking water, according to FOX 17. And the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has received USDA approval to provide Benton Harbor residents with baby formula that does not require mixing water, ABC News reports. 'People can bathe in it,' Elizabeth Hertel, director of...
    (CNN)Fabian Jimbijti sometimes walks three days to find food for his community. He treks across mountains to collect salt from a sacred spring deep in the jungle, wades into rivers to catch eels, and forages the forest floor for herbs and wild edibles.The finds are then distributed to his family, who are spread across 24 villages in a tropical region of Ecuador stretching from the mountains of the Andes to the lowlands of the Amazon. The Shuar tribe, to which he belongs, has lived there for centuries. Growing up in the jungle alongside armadillos, monkeys and boa constrictors, 24-year-old Jimbijti (known as Shushui by his family) deeply respects nature and recognizes its fragility. The community knows it could make money by exploiting the land, says Jimbijti -- such as by extracting and selling salt from the rare saltwater spring. But it chooses not to."We take enough but not too much," he says. "It would be a lack of respect for everything and create a total imbalance." Fabian Jimbijti (pictured), from Angel Rouby in the Morona Santiago province of Ecuador,...
    MAURICIO POCHETTINO believes Paris Saint-Germain can "accomplish anything" if Neymar, Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos get back to their best. The PSG boss, 49, understands that that trio's best years may have come and gone, but he has called on them to hit big heights once again. 3Mauricio Pochettino has called on his key players to find their best form 3Pochettino believes Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi have a lot to offer despite being past their best He has urged them to fight to be the best versions of themselves as he aims to regain the Ligue Un title, as well as the coveted Champions League trophy. In an interview with Movistar + Pochettinho said: "Maybe the reality of Sergio Ramos is different from that of 2014, or that of Messi and Neymar. "These footballers are great champions but they have to get used to the reality. "We all have in mind that they've been the best, but they have to be at their level. "If they get that tag back, of course we can accomplish anything. But...
    RAISING children is certainly not easy and it's fair to say most people with tiny tots are doing their best. But that doesn't take away from the huge pressure parents can feel with all of the instructions from friends, family, strangers and the entire outside world. 1The mum explained that she didn't think she was a good parentCredit: Getty One overwhelmed mother explained she doesn't believe she's a good mum as she's too "selfish and self-absorbed". In an anonymous interview with 9Honey, the parent explained that she had always wanted children but then found that she didn't want to sacrifice her "me time" and didn't have enough patience for the kids. She said: "I'd wanted to be a mother since I was very young remember – probably the age of six is the earliest time I can recall wanting to be a mum. "When my partner and I got together we were very young and then got married in our mid-20s. I told him that I wanted to be a mum as soon as possible so we had our first...
                      by Dave Huber  What is the deal with today’s K-12 teachers? They’re all over the place when it comes to Critical Race Theory, or CRT. On the one hand they vehemently deny even teaching it; on the other they defend its use in curricula. Many of those in the latter group claim they just want to teach a “real” and “inclusive” history. They also assert that in these “real” and “inclusive” lessons, white people aren’t shamed and demonized. Except both claims are dubious. In one of the latest examples, a Latina San Antonio, Texas teacher helped found an organization (“PODER,” which means “power” in English) that holds trainings on how to teach via “the intersection of education and Critical Race Theory.” (Hilariously, this very same article states “Teachers and experts say that no one is teaching Critical Race Theory in classrooms”!) Alejandra López says that as a child, she was embarrassed that she had the same last name as the Mexican villain of the Battle of the Alamo. She also claims her father tried to teach her from...
    MANCHESTER CITY are confident about their chances of signing Tottenham star Harry Kane, according to reports. Kane, 28, has signalled his intention to leave in order to win silverware, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to keep him. 3Manchester City are convinced they can sign Harry Kane this summer Levy is demanding £150million for his star man and City are confident of striking a deal, even if they have to show a little patience, report the Evening Standard. City's hopes of landing the striker would have been boosted last week after Kane failed to show up for training. Kane may also have been buoyed by Pep Guardiola's admission that he is keen to sign the England captain. And Kane reportedly remains City's number one target, with a move for free agent Lionel Messi believed to be unlikely. And it seems Tottenham are lining up a replacement for Kane in Lautaro Martinez. Inter Milan have reportedly accepted a £60m offer from Spurs for the striker, 23, who scored 17 goals in 38 league games last term. BETTING SPECIAL - GET...
    Scientists have developed a new, online calculator that can predict how long senior citizens will live. A team from the University of Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada, says its Risk Evaluation for Support: Predictions for Elder-Life in the Community Tool (RESPECT) can accurately project death within six months. Researchers based the tool on data from more than 491,000 elderly people who received home care between 2007 and 2013.  The team says its tool is undergoing a pilot study in community settings in Ontario and hopes that physicians and home care staff use the calculator to help them understand the care their patients may need.  A team at the University of Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada, has developed the Risk Evaluation for Support: Predictions for Elder-Life in the Community Tool to predict how long senior citizens have left to live (file image) Researchers say it can accurately predict death within six months by asking questions about age, sex, underlying health conditions and the ability to go about performing daily activities. Pictured: The tool predicting a patient will die within 13 months  'The...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As people were being plucked from their balconies by firefighters early Thursday morning, some beloved pets made it down too. Sadly others are still in the standing part of the tower. “My bed started to move from side to side, my balcony doors opened on their own, it sounded like a thunder that just wouldn’t stop,” said Susana Alvarez who lives on the 10th floor. READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming Anytime Soon? She ran for her life while her cat Mia ran to hide. “She hid under the bed all the time and that’s where she is now. During the first tremor that’s what she did, she went straight under the bed,” Alvarez told us. At the worst time of her life, Susana and others don’t have their pets to keep them calm. All of this is weighing on Susana. “The guilt I feel is horrible, for leaving her there. I see her little face, I feel like I’m the devil to her. I feel like I took her...
    Athletes have been told they can snitch their rivals and get them thrown out of the Olympics for breaking Covid rules. The International Olympic Committee have published new regulations which states that 'any person' may inform them of an alleged infringement of the Games playbook by a competitor, which would then trigger a disciplinary process. Infringements include failing to wear a mask when required, not abiding by social distancing measures and refusing to take a coronavirus test. Athletes can now report their on their rivals and get them thrown out of the Tokyo Olympics if they are found to have broken any of the coronavirus protocols put in place by the IOC RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Reece Prescod abandoned his American adventure just two... Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to spend time with... Sam Ward feels 'indestructible' after recovering... What an anti-climax! Olympic athletes will be handed 160,000... Share this article Share Rule-breakers face a preliminary inquiry and then a possible disciplinary hearing, which could lead to fines, disqualification,...
    A general view of the Oakland Athletics playing against the Houston Astros with a limited capacity crowd at RingCentral Coliseum on April 03, 2021 in Oakland, California.Ezra Shaw | Getty Images Perhaps Major League Baseball is bluffing as it plays a game of baseball liar's dice to help the Oakland Athletics secure a new ballpark site. Major League Baseball said on Tuesday that the Oakland Athetics could explore other cities if a $12 billion waterfront development project, which would include a new stadium, isn't approved. The team wants out of the Oakland Coliseum, which first opened in 1966. To get a sense of how old the Coliseum is, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers have landed two new stadiums since the A's began playing at the Coliseum in 1968. The frustration from this dice game is well described in Marcus Thompson's recent article in The Athletic. Saying goodbye to the A's was the theme. It's sort of like the scene from the second "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie when Davy Jones played pirates liar's dice with Will Turner and his...
    Fast food joints and other restaurants are having a hard time keeping up with demand as the chicken sandwich craze shows no sign of letting up, with McDonald's the latest entrant into the game. Some restaurants are even reporting shortages - telling customers to come back another time because they're out of chicken; others are flagging to their investors that demand is so strong they might run out of poultry to make the sandwiches that are flying off shelves. It's a continuation of a trend kicked off in 2019 when Popeye's debuted a new chicken sandwich and set of a social media-fueled stampede for the cluckers - and eventually a game of catch-up among its competitors.  (Or, as Chick-fil-A, the market leader, might say: We were here first.)  What's fueling the extra push? People cooped up inside on lockdown are helping drive the demand, industry-watchers said, as they seek comfort food or a quick meal. Meanwhile, the big winter storm that caused power outages in Texas earlier this year took some chicken producers offline for a while, denting supply. ...
    Just weeks after being hit with new sex trafficking charges, the lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell are now asking for a delay in her trial. Lawyers for Maxwell wrote a letter to Judge Alison Nathan asking for the trial delay on Thursday. The lawyers claim they need to comb over evidence again, including 2,100 'highly confidential' pictures, due to the two new charges. The new charges stem from the alleged grooming of a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual acts with Epstein from 2001 to 2004 at his Palm Beach home.  Ghislaine Maxwell (right, with Jeffrey Epstein) is seeking a delay in her July trial The defense argued that more time was needed to look at evidence after two new charges The indictment claimed Maxwell groomed the girl to engage in sex acts with Epstein by giving her gifts and cash.  A significant amount of evidence had already been given to the lawyers, but they want it to be 're-reviewed' because of the new charges. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'My sister is no...
    EX-Speaker John Boehner said he understands why former President Barack Obama may have been hesitant to work with the GOP during his eight years in the White House. "How do you find common cause with people who think you are a secret Kenyan Muslim traitor?" Boehner wrote in an essay adapted from his book that was published on Friday by Politico. 3Ex-Speaker John Boehner said he understands why former President Barack Obama may have been hesitant to work with the GOP during his eight years in the White HouseCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Boehner's comments come in reference to a conspiracy often peddled by Republicans that Obama was born in Kenya, not the US, and therefore was not eligible to be presidentCredit: Getty Images - Getty Boehner's comments come in reference to a conspiracy often peddled by Republicans during Obama's run for president, throughout his presidency and even after he left office, known at the "birther movement". The movement falsely claimed Obama was ineligible to be President of the United States because he was not a natural born US...
    Crop tops are a thing this spring. Yes, you heard that right. Crop tops. I refuse to call them bralettes, as I am way past the age — and figure — where exposing underwear is an attractive proposition. You don’t need a psychology degree to see where this trend came from. Fed up with churning out joggers and sweatshirts, designers have got skittish at the prospect of showing off our bodies again. The spring/summer catwalks, from Tom Ford to Emilia Wickstead, were crop-top crazy. And now the High Street has picked up the look with gusto. If you are among the (I suspect extremely limited) ranks of women who adore their waistlines, you can stop reading now. Wear your crop top with whatever you please, and whenever the mood takes you (just maybe not at a funeral, or a job interview…). If, however, you like the idea of the trend, but feel the need to inject a bit of modesty, stay with me. First, keep your skirt or trousers high-waisted. If the crop grazes whatever else you’re wearing then you’ll...
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