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Political writer Tavleen Singh has been criticized on social media after she commented on a female journalist's clothes on stage during a #MeToo event. "Look at you, you're dressed like a man," she said to Mirror Now journalist, Faye D'Souza. Following the criticism,...read more
The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2019 coverage is quickly approaching on Dec. 15. As a result, all the glaring flaws of the U.S. healthcare system are in full view. I, myself, just recently enrolled in a healthcare plan for the new year and the...read more
In Cape Town, South Africa, a six year old boy died recently after neighborhood dogs maul him in front of family. Uriel Ockhuis was viciously attacked by rottweilers this week while his family stood by and helplessly watched him die. The incident happened in Hillview...read more
Phillip Wilson became the most senior Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up sexual abuse after his trial in May. But today, that conviction was overturned as a judge in New South Wales said there were reasonable doubts about his guilt. Wilson’s colleague, a...read more
Rescue efforts are in place for British solo yachtswoman and racer, Susie Goodall, whose boat capsized during the Golden Globe Round the World Yacht Race. The storm Goodall was on day 157 of the race, and lying fourth overall, when in a violent storm of massive seas...read more
Last Friday, thousands of Australian children took part in a climate change strike to protest government inaction. Children from all of Australia’s capital cities and twenty regional centres took part in a “Strike 4 Climate Action,” a protest organised for children,...read more
Today more than ever, the climatic changes happen abruptly. Meteorologists are not always able to make clear predictions. Certainly, the climate is changing thanks to smog and global warming. Spastic weather is ahead for Italy. What will the spastic weather be like?...read more
The Kenyan students who sat for the final exams of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education completed the exams last month. However, some of them were not lucky enough when what they termed as celebrations turned sour. Students from Ambira Boys High school in...read more
Since June 23, 2016 when the referendum took place, the biggest political story in the U.K. has been "Brexit." There has been much coverage of the ongoing negotiations and reactions in the U.K. to their leaving the European Union. This has been a very difficult time...read more
Eskom Eskom, the supplier of 95% of South Africa’s electricity announced yesterday that it moved up to stage two load shedding starting Dec. 1. This means that the people of South Africa can look forward to 2 hours, twice a day, of power supply loss any time from...read more
Holiday season is officially upon us in the United States. With the holiday season comes a slew of office parties, ugly sweater competitions, and endless opportunities for bar festivities. Not to mention all the blind dates in search of that special someone to cozy up...
Chronic pain can be a debilitating experience. Living with pain affects a person more than just physically. Chronic pain also affects a person’s mental and emotional functioning, it causes stress, increases feelings of anxiety, and exhausts the sufferer. In 2012, 25.3...
Why we need to move We are designed to move. Don’t avoid movement, embrace it. We need regular movement to thrive, lift our moods, regulate our energy and to allow our body to function with ease. We sit for most of our days, to work, commute,...
The deadline to enroll in a health insurance plan for 2019 coverage is quickly approaching on Dec. 15. As a result, all the glaring flaws of the U.S. healthcare system are in full view. I, myself, just recently enrolled in a healthcare plan for the new year and the...
Saturday, Dec. 1, U.S. president, Donald Trump, was the only world leader to reject accords to take action against climate change at the G20 Summit in Argentina. Instead, the President decided to remain firm in his conviction that remedying our changing climate is not...
Background: On Nov. 4, Free Hot Soup, a nonprofit organization in Kansas City, Kansas was reprimanded by the city for serving soup to the homeless. This occurred one week before National Hunger and Homelessness Week. Health inspectors threw the soup out and drenched...
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