The world is scary for girls. But there’s never been a better time to parent

I cant shield my daughter from sexism and racism. But she will be more empowered to confront it than I ever was A few months ago I met my husband and five-year-old daughter at one of those soft-play centres. This one has two storeys of obstacle course for the kids behind a floor-to-ceiling net on one side; and on the other side, Wifi and cheap wine for the parents. While my husband had been working at a small table, our daughter had befriended two kids a brother and sister in the ball pit. That boy keeps asking me to play a game with him and I dont want to, she came out and told us. Thats OK, I said. You …

Someone alluded to the STEM school shooting on Wikipedia before it occurred

Multiple students were injured and one student was killed in a mass shooting at a Colorado STEM school on Tuesday. The shooting may have been alluded to on the school’s Wikipedia page eight days prior. “Anti-suicide programs are implemented to help lower chances of suicide and school shootings,” theSTEM School’s Wikipedia page’s original text read. On April 28, someone anonymously added, “Do they work? We shall see.” Hey, @dcsheriff regarding #STEMShooting on Highlands Ranch it looks like someone may have alluded to a shooting several days ago on the schools Wikipedia page. Screenshot attached. Will link in comments. pic.twitter.com/kmJfiGBz2U — Kevin J.D. Wilson (@KevinJDWilson) May 7, 2019 As multiple tweets pointed out, the threatening text was added eight days before …

30 People Explain Why They Said No To A Marriage Proposal

One Reddit user zp1995 recently asked people who declined a proposal why they did that. And within the next 24 hours, replies flowed non-stop with some acquiring as many as 31k likes. From simply sad to somewhat bizarre, people shared many stories where a marriage proposal was the main focus. So, scroll down to read some of the best ones and don’t forget to comment and vote for your favorites!  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

China’s Scientists Are the New Kids on the Arctic Block

For nearly a century, the Arctic has been a scientific playground for American, Canadian, and European researchers studying everything from magnetic fields to krill populations, as well as documenting rising temperatures and a changing climate. But with China increasingly expressing an interest in all things Arctic, a geopolitical storm is brewing. Traditional boundaries between science, commerce, and the military are melting as fast as the region’s sea ice. On Monday, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo scolded China for using civilian polar research to further its military and commercial goals, including opening up a new “Polar Silk Road” for trade and shipping. “China’s words and actions raise doubts about its intentions,” Pompeo said in Rovaniemi, Finland, where the eight members …

The Pair Of Turtles That Featured In Rocky Are Still Alive And Kicking And Here Is Stallone With Them 45 Years After

Forty-three years ago, a young and buff Sylvester Stallone introduced the world to Rocky. The movie, as well as the Italian Stallion himself, became iconic and to this day, people of all ages know the name, Rocky Balboa. The classical movie featured a pair of turtles when Rocky purchased the reptiles while courting Adrian at the pet store where she worked. Surprisingly enough, the turtles – Cuff and Link – are still alive and kicking and people are wondering whether they might outlive even Sylvester Stallone himself. Last year, Sylvester Stallone posted a selfie with the same pair of turtles that appeared in the first Rocky movie Image credits: Image credits: Marie Ruggirello The man who owned the pet store …

Former House members oppose President’s emergency declaration for wall in new court filing

(CNN)A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of the House of Representatives filed a court brief Tuesday in a case challenging the President’s national emergency declaration. Among the points laid out in the brief, the former lawmakers refute the idea that there’s a national emergency at the southern border. “Emergencies are sudden and immediate, not longstanding and static,” the brief says, noting that Trump had called for a wall dating back to the start of his campaign in 2015. Among those who joined the briefing today are former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and two former House members and Secretaries of Defense Bill Cohen and Leon Panetta. A day earlier, eight former House general counsels who served under …

Basking Sharks Are Returning To California Waters For The First Time In 30 Years

Spotting a basking shark off the coast of California is a rare thing after their notable absence for the last 30 years, but a spate of sightings by local fishers and sightseers has experts hoping this may be a sign of a comeback. Basking sharks are the second-largest fish in the ocean, reaching over 10 meters (33 feet) in length and weighing up to 6 tons. But these gentle giants are no danger to anything but plankton, famously scooping up snacks with their mouths agape.  Although found in every temperate ocean across the world, to see one is pretty special. To spot two in one month, off Santa Monica Bay where they haven’t been seen in three decades, is extremely …

Recycled plastic to make Glastonbury arena

The Gas Tower is a 360-degree arena that will feature artists and electronic DJs including Subfocus and Bicep. ‘Total game-changer’ The scheme is being run by Keep Britain Tidy and the Orca Sound Project, in collaboration with Shangri-La Glastonbury. Creative director of Shangri-La Kaye Dunnings called it an “important, pioneering project” and “a total game-changer.” Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “This ground-breaking project will see tonnes of plastic removed from our environment – where it has such devastating consequences on our wildlife and marine life – and put to good use. “By working together, we are showing the world that the plastic we no longer want or need can be recycled and turned into something that is …

20 Things You Need To Hear After A Breakup

By Fabien Vilrus By Fabien Vilrus Coming to you straight from Heartbreak Hotel, here are some of the best things that you don’t want (but need) to hear after you’ve had your heart crushed and puréed. 1. “I’m here for you.” Totally cliché? Absolutely, but effective nonetheless. Knowing that you can call on a friend to bawl your eyes out because your ex-partner posted a picture of a meal that you used to enjoy together is priceless. 2. “Take it one day at a time.” Closing your eyes can start an endless, looping film of your ended relationship, good memories and bad, especially at night. Getting out of bed the next morning is an accomplishment. Know that and know that …

The Man You Overlooked While You Were Searching for the Perfect Husband

ShareTweetPinterest In five years it won’t matter if he was cute. It won’t matter if he was well-dressed, if he said all the right words, if he was funny or trendy or cool. The pictures won’t matter. The “likes”, the status, the #relationshipgoals achieved – they’ll just be ripples on the surface of a newfound depth. There is so much relationship advice out there and I’m just one voice among millions, but if I could tell you one thing, dear girl, it’s this: MARRY THE MAN WHO STAYS. Anybody can tell you you’re pretty in yoga pants and a messy bun. You need the rarer kind; the kind who sticks through the messy of your soul. Become A Contributor He’s often overlooked, this man. You won’t find a microphone in his hand …

HBO Responds To Game Of Thrones’ Coffee Cup Fail Getting Roasted

SPOILER WARNING! Alrighty, now that we have that taken care of, let’s get to it. In case you missed it, HBO’s Game of Thrones went viral yesterday after a fan spotted a coffee cup in the middle of a scene that aired for episode 4. Naturally, Twitter stepped up to roast the crap out of the hilarious fail.  If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones Season 8 episode 4 memes, we recommend you check out this list! 1 You're telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn't even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv — Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 2019 2 my favorite show in the entire world …

16 Prime Amazon Reviews That Delivered Us Laughs

When people aren’t supporting Amazon and its bid for world domination, they’re leaving wacky-ass reviews for stuff like cheese wheels and drums of lube. We’re happy to see some weird and creative liberties taken with the site. Also we didn’t know you could buy a coffin on there. Apparently there’s tons. Kinda creeped us out. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The Highlands Ranch Shooting Is At Least The 43rd Shooting At A School In 2019

Jim Young/Getty Images News/Getty Images The Highlands Ranch Shooting Is At Least The 43rd Shooting At A School In 2019 By Shelby Black an hour ago On Tuesday, May 7, the United States experienced yet another tragedy when two armed gunmen opened fire at the STEM School Highlands Ranch in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This marks yet another school within the United States in 2019, and points out a disturbing pattern concerning gun violence nationwide. How? Well, the Highlands Ranch shooting is at least the 43rd shooting at a school this year alone. On the afternoon of May 7, one student was killed and eight were injured when two people opened fire at Highland Ranch High School, according to CNN. The …

FAIL: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez wondering if this makes Trump ‘vulnerable to shady activity’ backfired just a little

The New York Times report about President Trump’s tax returns and losses as a businessman from the mid-80s to the mid-90s have captured the imaginations of Democrats, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying to use the story to make some insinuations: Wouldn’t you think someone who personally lost over a BILLION dollars (“more than nearly any other taxpayer in America”) be vulnerable to shady activity to get out of that hole? If they became the most powerful public servant in America, wouldn’t you want to see their taxes? 🤔 https://t.co/h22XNU1bl4 — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 8, 2019 Forget who did what long before they were in office — many would rather scrutinize the rising incomes of some “public servants” while …