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Day: April 19, 2018

How To Say No To Sex
Featured, Life Style

How To Say No To Sex

    Sometimes you're just not in the mood for sex and that's okay. There is, however, a right way and a wrong way to turn down your partner's sexual advances, at least when it comes to the health of your relationship, a new study suggests. Research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships found that as long as your rejection is framed in a positive way, saying no to sex won't harm your relationship. This suggests that a mismatched sex drive, a common factor of many long-term relationships, doesn't necessarily mean a partnership is doomed. Researchers from Canada carried out two surveys with 642 adults and found that people would prefer their partner to turn them down in a reassuring way (for instance, by saying you love them, are attracted to them...
The hottest April day in 70 years
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The hottest April day in 70 years

    Meteorologists have recorded the hottest day in April since 1949, with temperatures reaching 27.9C (82.2F) in the capital. The Met Office recorded the highest temperature in Northolt, west London, on Thursday afternoon. The heat could increase still after Wednesday's peak temperature was recorded at around 3pm. After a reading of 25.7C at Heathrow Airport earlier in the day, forecaster Graham Madge said: "We are not expecting that this is the maximum temperature - it will go higher than that. It is already warmer than any April temperature last year. The hottest April day in 70 years was recorded on Thursday Thursday's temperatures follow a high of 25C (77F) on Wednesday afternoon in Gravesend, Kent, and St James's Park in London. The UK is currently seeing tem...
Brexit Bulletin: UK’s tone on immigration is starting to emerge
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Brexit Bulletin: UK’s tone on immigration is starting to emerge

    The U.K. government is changing its tune on immigration, with the chief Brexit backers lining up to say that taking back control doesn’t mean slashing numbers. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson makes the liberal case for immigration in an interview with the Telegraph on Thursday: “It is one of the myths of this thing. There are lots of people who voted Leave who are very liberal on migration, who shared my point of view, but see the democratic point of view. It’s about who’s running your country.” He says Britain has flourished by being open to immigrants. While Johnson, a former mayor of London, has long been seen as liberal on the issue, his comments come as other members of the government are also sounding more laid back about European immigration. Brexit Secretar...
Queen publicly backs Prince Charles to succeed her as head of Commonwealth
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Queen publicly backs Prince Charles to succeed her as head of Commonwealth

    The Queen today publicly backed The Prince of Wales to succeed her as the next head of the Commonwealth. She told Commonwealth leaders at Buckingham Palace, It is my sincere wish that the Commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations, and will decide that one day The Prince of Wales should carry on the important work started by my father in 1949. It was a highly significant moment for Prince Charles just back from opening the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Her wishes are expected to be formally ratified by the leaders of the 53 leaders tomorrow when they announce Charles as the Commonwealth’s next Head. The Queen went on: "Having on so many occasions been welcomed to opening ceremonies around the Commonwealth, it is a pleasu...
May suffered embarrassing defeat on first Brexit bill
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May suffered embarrassing defeat on first Brexit bill

    Theresa May has suffered an embarrassing defeat in the House of Lords over the issue of Britain’s membership of the customs union, increasing pressure on the government to reopen the issue. An amendment to the EU withdrawal bill tabled by crossbencher Lord Kerr, and backed by several senior Conservatives including Lord (Chris) Patten, as well as Labour and the Lib Dems, was passed by a 348 votes to 225 – a majority of 123. The debate on the government’s key piece of Brexit legislation, in a packed chamber, was watched by the shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer. Afterwards, he said: “The passing of this cross-party amendment is an important step forward. Theresa May must now listen to the growing chorus of voices who are urging her to drop her red line on a customs...