This Is What Happened To The Wildlife In The Area After The Chernobyl Disaster

April 3, 2018

We all know the story by now. On April 26, 1986, reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, on the border of Ukraine and Belarus, exploded after a botched safety test caused a power surge that couldn’t be controlled, belching massive amounts of radioactive debris high into the atmosphere. The human impact of this catastrophe was huge: At least 237 people suffered acute radiation sickness, while the World Health…

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Because eyebrow trends never stop, people are creating garden brows

April 3, 2018

Image: Getty Images Spring may not have sprung in parts of the U.S. yet, but it’s definitely showing up on people’s eyebrows.  We’ve seen halo brows. We’ve seen fishtail brows. We’ve seen barbed wire brows. At this point, you’d think brow trends could only go so far but Instagrammers are endlessly creative. This trend, at least, is pretty cute.  Lifestyle vlogger Taylor R. posted this look to Instagram and Twitter:…

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My hairstyle made me go bald

April 3, 2018

Paigey features in the latest Newsbeat documentary, Too Young To Go Bald, which is available on iPlayer. She admits she was lying to herself about her hair loss and was “trying to fit into society” by hiding the bald bits. “I was using really strong gels that were like concrete on my hair. I was in college so you want to look good.” Report End of Instagram post by mspaigeycakey…

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Meet the man living with Alzheimers who climbs the same mountain every day

April 3, 2018

Sion Jair, 68, has climbed the Old Man of Coniston at least 5,000 times and the emerging science backs him up that regular, vigorous exercise is beneficial for those with the disease, says Tim Lewis The night before we are due to climb the Old Man of Coniston, Sion Jair calls to warn that, chances are, we wont be able to go up the 803m Lake District fell in the…

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A food writer shared a neat cooking tip, but got a flood of hate and mockery in return.

April 3, 2018

On Twitter, New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner shared a secret for making roast chicken — a hair dryer. Stuck inside on a snow day, Rosner shared a photo of the process she uses to remove moisture from a chicken before roasting it: a bit of time under her hair dryer. It might seem unconventional, but it’s actually a well-established method for getting the skin perfectly crispy. Sadly, the internet…

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American Wealth Gone Wild: A Blistering Takedown of Greedy Kardashian Culture

April 2, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas In Generation Wealth, Queen of Versailles lets her ambition run wild. In many ways, Wealth is a natural extension of Versailles, a cautionary tale about one familys efforts Kardashian culture, and the rise and fall of the American empire. As a point of access to all of this decadence and decay, Greenfield returns to her early work and her early life: photographs of L.A.s wealthy and tanned teenagers,…

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Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls Based On Inspiring Women Like Frida Kahlo And Chloe Kim, And We Want Them All

April 2, 2018

“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything,” senior vice president and general manager of Barbie, Lisa McKnight, said in a news release. Barbie also made new additions to its Shero program, which began in 2015. The initiative has already honored such history-making women…

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These girls are achieving things they never thought they could thanks to this NYC club.

April 2, 2018

Manhattan’s Lower East Side today doesn’t look anything like it did just a few decades ago. The ‘60s and ’70s were an especially chaotic time with residents leaving in droves. Disinvestment in the area was devastating for the community — an impact that would be felt for decades. Many of the social services agencies that the community relied on also began shutting their doors not long after the mass exodus….

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Is It Really Worth the Wait? {From a Girl Whos Been There, Done That}

April 2, 2018

ShareTweet On our first date, we watched The Emperors New Groove and danced around in the kitchen while making chicken salad. From a can. Canned chicken. Poor college kids, what can I say? A few days later, I was leaving campus for break. I wrote a note and slipped it in his mailbox while he was at football practice. As I gassed up my car, I noticed a text from…

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US Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Rescued 90 Dogs From Korean Dog Meat Farm

April 2, 2018

Gus Kenworthy, 26, is an American freestyle skier from Colorado who recently made headlines after rescuing 90 dogs from a dog meat farm in South Korea while participating in 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2014, during the Sochi Winter Olympics, Gus found two stray puppies near the Olympic Village and had to go through a long process to get them to America with him and now he took upon himself to…

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Another piece of your childhood bites the dust. Goodbye, Claire’s.

April 1, 2018

Claire's, a critical piece of my childhood, will close its stores.Image: Photo by David McNew/Getty Images As a child, when my mom finally let me roam the mall alone with friends, the first and only stop that mattered was Claire’s. The hip AF store was the go-to place for accessories you definitely didn’t need, and jewelry that was very, very cheap and ~extra~. It’s where you got your feather-covered slap…

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Amazon explains Alexa’s creepy laugh

April 1, 2018

Image: Amazon/Mashable Amazon has finally revealed why Alexa is randomly laughing, creeping out Echo users.  BuzzFeed first reported earlier this week that Amazon Echo users were surprised to hear their devices laughing at random. After confirming the company was working on a fix, Amazon revealed on Wednesday why Alexa was laughing at random. SEE ALSO: Amazon Alexa’s creepy, spontaneous laugh is weirding people out “In rare circumstances, Alexa can mistakenly…

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Harry and Meghan choose wedding cake

April 1, 2018

Image copyright AFP/ Getty Images Kensington Palace said the couple were “very much looking forward to sharing” the cake with their wedding guests on 19 May. You may also be interested in: Mums’ Down’s syndrome video goes viral ‘I’ve been given my sight back’ Sex and the City star runs for NY governor Wedding cakes of the past Prior to the wedding of Queen Victoria in 1840, wedding cakes were…

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Activists disrupt Crufts grand final

April 1, 2018

Image copyright PA Image caption Two-year-old whippet Tease had just been named Best in Show when the protest began A Crufts spokesperson said the intruders “scared the dogs and put the safety of both dogs and people at risk in a hugely irresponsible way”. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The protesters were apprehended by security staff “Breeding pedigree dogs in abnormal shapes and sizes leaves them with genetic predispositions to…

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