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Day: April 16, 2017

Fitness blogger inspiring women not to shave
ENGLISH, Life Style

Fitness blogger inspiring women not to shave

    Morgan Mikenas, an Indiana-based fitness blogger, hasn’t shaved any of her body hair for a year, in a move that she hopes will empower other women. Mikenas, who goes by the Instagram name @i_am_morgie has posted several photos to the social media site, telling women they don’t need to shave their body hair unless they want to. By showing my body hair I hope to make an impact, Mikenas captioned a recent pic that highlights the hair on her legs. Stop listening to the voices that told us our whole life that we need to look a certain way to be valued, respected, attractive or healthy. It’s up to every person to decide what makes them feel most comfortable within themselves. Most of Morgan’s followers have embraced her body positive message, with one person commenting: Thanks f...
Melania just added another $100,000 to Donald Trump’s massive travel tab
America, ENGLISH

Melania just added another $100,000 to Donald Trump’s massive travel tab

    Are you, an American citizen, worried about what your hard-earned tax dollars are actually paying for? Are you, a concerned global citizen, worried about the state of American politics? ...Is Trump at Mar-a-Lago? Possibly, most definitely and YES. Helpfully, a new genius website, istrumpatmaralago.org, has been founded allowing you to keep track of President Trump's regular Florida trips. The site also indicates an estimate on how much money has been spent on trips so far - $25 million - and how that money could have been better spent (e.g. public school funding, Medicaid), while he proposes dramatic budget cuts to higher education and homelessness aid. Also, you can find out just how many weekends of the presidency Trump has spent messing around on the golf course (13). I...
World’s oldest person dies at 117
ENGLISH, Europe

World’s oldest person dies at 117

    Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died Saturday at the age of 117, Italian media reported. Morano, born on November 29 1899, died at her home in Verbania, in northern Italy, the reports said. She had an extraordinary life, and we will always remember her strength to move forward in life, said Silvia Marchionini, the mayor of Verbania, a small village of some 2,000 residents. According to the US-based Gerontology Research Group (GRG), Morano ceded the crown of the world’s oldest human being to Jamaican Violet Brown, who was born on March 10, 1900. Morano’s death, at the age of 117 years and 137 days, means there is no one living known to have been born before 1900. Her first love died in Wo...
North Korea makes unsuccessful missile launch day after massive show of strength
Asia, ENGLISH

North Korea makes unsuccessful missile launch day after massive show of strength

    North Korea launched a missile early on Sunday morning, but the weapon failed shortly after it was fired from a site near the port city of Sinpo. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said analysts have not yet identified the type of missile that was launched, but it comes just a day after the North Korean military paraded through the streets of Pyongyang with an array of weapons that included what might be a new generation of intercontinental ballistic missile that is capable of striking the American mainland. The parade was part of celebrations marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the North Korean state, and included a total of 56 missiles of 10 different models. They included Pukkuksong-1 submarine-launched ballistic missiles, which th...
Britain set to lose EU crown jewels of banking and medicine agencies
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Britain set to lose EU crown jewels of banking and medicine agencies

    European Council president Donald Tusk will help determine where the two agencies leaving Britain will relocate. The EU is set to inflict a double humiliation on Theresa May, stripping Britain of its European agencies within weeks, while formally rejecting the prime minister’s calls for early trade talks. The Observer has learned that EU diplomats agreed their uncompromising position at a crunch meeting on Tuesday, held to set out the union’s strategy in the talks due to start next month. A beauty contest between member states who want the European banking and medicine agencies, currently located in London, will begin within two weeks, with selection criteria to be unveiled by the president of the European council, Donald Tusk. The European Banking Authority and the Europe...