Homeless girls bond in Girl Scout Troop 6000

April 24, 2017

(CNN)The members of Girl Scout Troop 6000 are just like any other girls. They go on trips, draw, sing and dance and sell those famous cookies. But their connection goes beyond Tagalongs and Thin Mints. Troop 6000 is the first in New York city made up solely of homeless girls. All the members live at the Sleep Inn in Queens, where the city has transformed the 10-floor building into a homeless shelter that serves 100 homeless families. The troop was created in February by Giselle Burgess, a …

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Bill Nye: Science made America great

April 23, 2017

… information technology? Consider a city with no sewers. Be thankful for antibiotics and polio vaccines. These technologies derive from our science. To suppress scientific discoveries such as evolution, the benefit of vaccines, or global warming apparently based on nothing but intuition will soon prove costly and fruitless — and in some heretofore-productive agricultural regions, very costly and literally fruitless. These examples and countless others are connected to policy issues, which …

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Bike-sharing companies keep finding that people are terrible, in every city they enter

April 22, 2017

An oBike in a neighbourhood bicycle parking spot, SingaporeImage: Ng Yi Shu/Mashable It’s been just three months after the first bike-sharing company arrived in Singapore, but reports of abuse and vandalism of shared bikes in the city keep popping up on social media. The majority of these shared bikes are stationless, which means they don’t need to be docked at a designated spot. They lock themselves after your ride is over, and you’re meant to just leave the bike standing by …

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

April 21, 2017

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city’s famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines. Cue the backtracking. Government officials now say that while some areas will be cleared of street vendors in the name of public safety, they’ll impose stricter rules on cleanliness and hygiene in other popular street food areas like Khao San Road and …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

April 21, 2017

… thigh-high boots. Youre better at that, Carlson said, a parting shot that became a viral moment. A scandal started in 2015 by his brother further built up Carlsons reputation for tolerating intolerance. Buckley Carlson, who writes for The Daily Caller, which was co-founded by Tucker Carlson in 2010, described a spokeswoman for New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio as a whiny little self-righteous bitch in an email sent to her and others. The spokeswoman, Amy Spitalnick,had emailed seeking a …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Ms Gadhia was speaking to mark the publication of her autobiography, The Virgin Banker. In it, she describes how many business leaders still act like “dinosaurs” towards women. Collective gasp On one occasion when Ms Gadhia was finding an issue at work difficult, a senior male colleague asked her “if she was going through the menopause”. “I was at a dinner with some of the [banking] regulators last year and there was a very senior city man there and the …

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Housing problems causing mental illness, says charity – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… would have sought medical intervention because of mental health issues brought on by poor housing or worries about eviction or affording rent or mortgage payments over the past five years. Additionally, one in six said housing worries had also affected their physical health, causing symptoms like hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, dizzy spells and headaches, while damp or mouldy homes can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma, says the charity. Telephone interviews with 20 inner-city GPs …

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How ‘Fixer Upper’ star Joanna Gaines is keeping up with Kim Kardashian

April 17, 2017

… city that Kanye West purchased prior to their marriage. They love home decor #GQ A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Jun 30, 2016 at 8:26am PDT …but they’re not into color Jo and Kim have both experimented with their style a lot over the years, but settled on a color palettes consisting almost entirely of neutral tones. A source told Life & Style of North West’s bedroom, The colors [of the nursery] are dark navies, blacks and whites.Its …

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Uber drivers just won a major victory in Brazil

April 15, 2017

A taxi drivers' protest against Uber in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Image: joe raedle/Getty Images Uber drivers just won a major victory but only in Brazil. A judge in Sao Paulo ruled that a driver in the city had to be considered an employee of the ride-hailing giant. Uber plans to appeal the decision. “By connecting drivers and users, Uber creates thousands of flexible opportunities for generating income,” Uber said in a statement. Uber drivers are considered independent …

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Shanay Walker abuse death: School and care workers criticised – BBC News

April 13, 2017

The report found in the two years leading up to her death, bruising and injuries sustained by the child were explained away by her aunt as accidental or the result of self-harm. Image copyright Family Handout Image caption Shanay’s mother Leanne Walker suffered post-natal depression after another pregnancy Chris Cook, chair of the Nottingham city Safeguarding Children Board, said: “Whilst professionals undoubtedly had Shanay’s well-being at heart, with the benefit of …

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Male Lawmakers Suggest Women Go To The ‘Zoo’ For Abortions

April 7, 2017

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How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

(CNN)From food-fueled itineraries to quiet cultural corners, Hanoi is a photographer’s dream destination. With a penchant for side streets and quiet lakes, these Instagram stars explore the city’s rooftops, coffee shops and the French colonial Old Quarter. The night owl #MyHanoi: Photojournalist Linh Pham “In Vietnam, life happens on the streets — just walking around provides you with glimpses about how people are and have always been …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Bella Hadid speaks out about being Muslim for the first time

April 6, 2017

… Trump’s Muslim ban in January, holding a sign that read, “We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews.” January 29: #GigiHadid and #BellaHadid at the #NoBanNoWall march in New York city. A photo posted by Hadid News (@hadidnews) on Jan 29, 2017 at 3:21pm PST “I come from a really diverse background. I’ve had incredible experiences all over the world and I’ve learned that we’re all just people, and we all deserve respect …

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Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies at 65

April 1, 2017

(CNN)Gilbert Baker, the designer of the iconic rainbow flag, has died. In 1978, Baker sewed a multicolored flag that became the symbol of the LGBT community across the world. Baker, 65, died Thursday in his sleep, said Cleve Jones, an AIDS activist and Baker’s longtime friend. He died in New York city, the medical examiner’s office there said. The 30-by-60 feet flag flew on Gay Pride Day on June 25, 1978. “We needed something to express …

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Bite off Trump’s head and raise money for Planned Parenthood with these lollipops

March 30, 2017

… will be donated to the International Planned Parenthood Federation. Image: smith & sinclair In January, Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico city Policy, known as the global gag rule, which prevents non-governmental organisations working abroad from receiving federal funding for family planning if they perform abortions or even talk to their clients about abortion. The lollies come in two flavours butterscotch and sea salt, and strawberry and mint. Priced at 5 ($6.23), the lollies are …

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Taiwan by bike: How to cycle around the island in 12 days

March 29, 2017

… tougher eastern coast. Before passing through Kaohsiung city, the western path offers a peek into Taiwan’s rural corners. Bikers ride by emerald-hued rice paddies and ocean-facing Taoist temples dedicated to the sea-god Matsu. Approaching Taiwan’s southernmost tip, there’s a dedicated bike hotel by the dune-backed beaches of Kenting National Park. Yoho Bike Hotel was the first of its kind to debut in Asia, opening in 2009 — there’s even a quirky bike spa where …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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The sequels that should never have been made – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“Whether it will happen I don’t know. Gladiator was 2000, so Russell’s changed a little bit. He’s doing something right now but I’m trying to get him back down here.” Sequels often make a lot of money at the box office – but aren’t always a good idea creatively. Here are just a few of the real turkeys: Sex And The city 2 Image copyright Theo Wargo/NBC Speed was, apart from being a terrific film, something of a surprise hit. The critics …

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Bikers and barbers on suicide patrol – BBC News

March 17, 2017

The seafront officers, who are responsible for everyone’s safety along the coastline, have been trained specifically to respond quickly in these kinds of situations. Working with a team of 30 lifeguards who are posted along the beach, they try to stop people from harming themselves in the sea, saving lives using equipment such as surfboards and tubes. Sometimes it means working closely with other emergency services such as the police, coastguard and the NHS. On other occasions it may …

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Chicago Judge Orders Access To Free Lawyers At Police Stations

March 15, 2017

CHICAGO In a city where fewer than 1 percent of people in police custody are visited by an attorney,a judges order will help the poor access a free lawyer while at the police station. People watching TV think thats what happens: You ask for a lawyer, and they just come in, said Alan Mills, director of the Uptown Peoples Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization. It does work that way if you can afford your own attorney, but few can in Cook County: 89 percent of defendants chargedin …

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