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After Florida, I see the NRA as nothing less than a terrorist organization

by Mark Anderson
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What else would you call a group that ensures I need to have a conversation with my daughter about how to survive a school shooting? Feminism The week in patriarchy After Florida, I see the NRA as nothing less than a terrorist organization Jessica Valenti What else would you call a group that ensures I need to have a conversation with my daughter about how to survive a school shooting? Get this newsletter via email sign up Contact author @JessicaValenti Sat 17 Feb 2018 07.00EST Last modified on Sat 17 Feb 2018 07.01EST Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share […]

Glitter and grit: Jessie Diggins is one of America’s best hopes for Olympic gold

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One of Americas fittest athletes spends her downtime learning hip-hop dance routines from YouTube tutorials: an infectious cocktail of ferocity and fun that could deliver a historic first Winter Olympics 2018 Glitter and grit: Jessie Diggins is one of America’s best hopes for Olympic gold One of Americas fittest athletes spends her downtime learning hip-hop dance routines from YouTube tutorials: an infectious cocktail of ferocity and fun that could deliver a historic first Full schedule | Medal table | Sign up for The Recap The LGBT athletes making history at the 2018 Winter Olympics Amanda Doyle Wed 14 Feb 2018 […]

‘She doesn’t notice what I’ve done’: five couples on how they split the housework

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One of you makes the bed, the others a messy cook. Does it matter? Households from around the world share their dirty secrets Inequality The housework gap ‘She doesn’t notice what I’ve done’: five couples on how they split the housework One of you makes the bed, the others a messy cook. Does it matter? Households from around the world share their dirty secrets Oliver Burkeman on the housework gender gap For more housework tales, listen to our Home Truths episode of The Story podcast The Inequality Project is supported by About this content Erica Buist Sat 17 Feb 2018 […]

Mum’s life-size cake creations of twins

by Mark Anderson
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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmateur baker Lara Mason spent more than 100 hours recreating her daughters in cake. An amateur baker has created life-size cake versions of her twin daughters to celebrate their first birthday. Lara Mason, 31, from Walsall, spent more than 100 hours crafting the edible version of her daughters Lily and Lyla. The creation was made from 44 eggs, 2.2kg of flour and 4kg of buttercream. “It’s the most critical I have ever been while making ‘cake people’ because I feel like I did such a good job making them so cute in […]

53 Things You Can Do With Your Life Besides Having Kids

by Mark Anderson
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rawpixel.com / Unsplash I would first like to express that I fully support and respect those who desire to have children and commit their lives to parenthood. I realize that I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my parents making that choice of which they will always be appreciated for. However, I also understand that there is no one path to fulfillment and that a life of raising kids isn’t going to be for everyone. There are many ways of living a life of meaning and purpose aside from (or along with) having kids of your own. 1. […]

25 People Reveal The Best Way To Move On After A Heartbreak

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We asked, and you guys answered! Below are the best responses. God & Man 1. Accept that with the knowledge that ‘the heart was made to be broken.’ Never focus on moving on because that will hurt you deep inside and because nothing is meant to last forever. Things change; so also will you. Evolve. 2. Allow yourself to grieve. Acknowledge all the hurt and the pain. Give yourself time. One day, you’ll wake up with the understanding that God or the universe has other plans for you. Accept things as they are. Trust the process. Learn from every experience. […]

Anna Friel: I’ve always found beauty in flaws

by Mark Anderson
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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Anna Friel is returning for the second series of Marcella If her recent TV dramas are anything to go by, Anna Friel seems to have developed a taste for a tough role. In Broken, she played a desperate impoverished mother. In the US, she entered the glamorous but corrupt Washington financial world in the sexually-charged The Girlfriend Experience. And then there’s ITV’s mentally-fragile murder detective Marcella, returning later this month for its long-awaited second series. Image caption The BBC’s Broken saw Anna Friel play a poor, struggling mother While each role has been very […]

Selling Guns In The Shadow Of The Vegas Massacre

by Mark Anderson
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LAS VEGASLee Goodman had a question to ask as he walked slowly in front of the Sands Expo Convention Center. When? When was the firearms industry going to address mass shootings? Goodman balanced a sign stapled to a wood handle on his shoulder. The sign listed the mass shootings from Columbine to Sandy Hook and Las Vegas. On top of the purple sign in block letters was If not now and at the bottom of the list of 11 shootings was his question. When? If there was ever a time and a place for the gun control community to ask […]

FBI Directors Shock Claim: Chinese Students Are a Potential Threat

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Asian American advocacy groups are blasting FBI Director Chris Wray for telling Congress that Chinese students in the United States may be covertly gathering intelligence for their government back home. Wrays comments came during the Senate intelligence committees annual open hearing on the greatest threats to the country. A host of Intelligence Community leaders shared a litany of concerns about dangers from around the globe. Then Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, asked Wray about the counterintelligence risk posed to U.S. national security from Chinese students, particularly those in advanced programs in science and mathematics. Wray took it from there. […]

Video Expertly Sums Up Why Triple Axel Figure Skating Jump Is So Huge

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Much was made of Team USA figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s nailing of a triple axel jump at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday. And rightly so. But why has the successful execution of the tricky move become such a huge talking point? In a new video that Vox shared online Monday, video producer Phil Edwards breaks down exactly what goes into the jump ― and why it can “turn skaters into legends.” “The thing is, the more you know about the triple axel, the more impressive it gets,” says Edwards. “The triple axel is a physics problem.” Check […]