Cafes where the lonely find friendship

Image caption Gladys Powell and Julia Fisher are planning a trip away after meeting at a Chatty Cafe ‘The buses are so bad going out is pointless‘ A brush with the new rulers of china The university with a student food bank Some of the bonds being formed are so strong, the Cafes’ chatters are planning trips away. Among them are Julia Fisher, 79, and Gladys Powell, 84, who said: “The group is a fantastic idea and I enjoy being part of it. I find it hard to leave my home so this is helping.” But as well as support, participants also talk of a new start; a sense that setbacks could have taken over until Chatty Cafes offered refreshed …

Johnson should quit over court ruling – Drakeford

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSupreme Court ruling on Parliament suspension Boris Johnson should resign after the Supreme Court found his suspension of Parliament is unlawful, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. The court’s justices found that, in effect, the five-week prorogation never took place. It is a “victory for the rule of law”, Mr Drakeford said. The prime minister said he would “respect the verdict”, but that it had made negotiating with the EU more difficult. Brexiteers called for a general election, with Conservative Monmouth MP David Davies saying the prime minister was facing a “pro-EU establishment”. Image caption Liz Saville Roberts, left, with SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford, centre, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas …

‘We left home one day and never lived there again’

Thousands of parents whose partners have died are struggling because of changes to bereavement support payments, according to campaigners. The BBC has spoken to families left devastated by the death of a loved one – not just emotionally but also financially. ‘We would have lost everything’ Image copyright CHLOE LEAPER Image caption Chloe Leaper moved in with her in-laws after her husband Matt died Even some widowed parents who were married are struggling due to changes to the support available. Chloe Leaper, 38, lives with her three-year-old daughter Thea in Cambridge. Her husband Matt was diagnosed with bone cancer just 10 days after Thea’s birth and died nine months later. Fortunately, he had life insurance so she could pay off …

Johnson vows to compensate for ‘SNP inadequacies’

‘Extra funding’ He said: “They (the SNP) have the highest taxes anywhere in the UK. They are not doing a good job on health, they are not doing a good job on education. “I hope the money that we are now investing is properly spent on those services. “And I hope that Scottish Conservatives get the credit they deserve for the hundreds of millions of extra funding that we’re putting into Scottish agriculture which was secured, not by Nicola Sturgeon, but by Scottish Conservatives.” Chancellor Sajid Javid announced an extra £1.2bn for Scotland earlier this month – including £160m for farmers to settle a long-running row over the redistribution of Common Agricultural Policy payments. Mr Johnson, who has called for …

I Lived The Real-Life ’90 Day Fianc.’ Here’s What They Don’t Show You.

You’ve probably heard of the hit reality TV show “90 Day Fiancé.” The program, aired by TLC, follows American men and women on their quest to marry foreigners they’ve fallen in love with ― usually online. I first stumbled across the show at the height of my Brazilian beau’s battle with the U.S. immigration system. By that time, we had already applied for and been denied the K-1 visa ― the very same visa made famous by the show. If approved, the beneficiary is allowed to enter the United States, but must marry the petitioner within 90 days of entry. We were prepared to do just that, but we had no idea what was in store for us.  What followed …

New York Bans Unvaccinated Children From Going To School And Their Anti-Vaxx Parents Are Furious

Parents were given a two week grace period after the start of school to provide vaccination records or their kids wouldn’t be kicked out. As that grace period nears its end, many parents begin to fight back, furious that the law is actually being upheld. Image credits: Image credits: told BuzzFeed News that 26,217 unvaccinated New York children in public schools, private schools, parochial schools, daycare centers, and prekindergarten programs obtained religious exemptions during the 2017–18 school year. daynabug77 daynabug77 The measles outbreak that prompted the new law is easing. Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio declared an end to the measles outbreak in New York City, its epicenter. Since October 2018, there have been 654 measles cases in the city …

This Woman Wrote Down Lists Of Ingredients Of US And UK Products, And The Difference Is Disturbing

This difference in product ingredients is most notable when going to the United Kingdom from the United States or vice versa. And let me tell you, it’s shocking when you sit down and compare some of the products from the two countries. That’s exactly what American author and food industry critic Vani Hari, better known as Food Babe, did. Read on for Bored Panda’s interview with Food Babe! foodbabe.com | Instagram | YouTube McDonald’s French Fries Image credits: If you’re living in the US, then the fries you order at McDonald’s might have more than just natural vegetable oil and salt used in the cooking process. While the Quaker instant oatmeal you make yourself for breakfast is also much, much …

It’s Not Winter Yet: Weekend Horoscopes Sept. 27-29 | Betches

BYE VIRGO SEASON! Here come the Libras to keep everything fair and balanced…just like FOX News! Even though it’s still like, definitely summer outside, the arrival of October next week has us feeling extra spooky and embracing sweaters. Who cares if I’m sweating through it? Let me live my best life, k? Speaking of, everyone is thriving this weekend so long as we avoid fights over fridge leftovers, watching the news, and fast food. Thanks, planets, for helping me map out my agenda. Check out your weekend horoscopes below. Scorpio It’s a great weekend to get in touch with your spiritual side, Scorpio. That may seem weird, but really it just means you should sign up for meditation. Pay a lot …

After more than a year underwater, this iPhone still works

An iPhone discovered by a diver in South Carolina this week still works more than a year after it fell to the bottom of a river. Located by diver Michael Bennett in a video for his YouTube channel Nugget Noggin, the iPhone was protected by a waterproof case despite spending over 12 months inthe Edisto River. I came across something that looked kind of like a rope maybe attached to car keys, and when I pulled it up, I seen a phone inside of a waterproof case and Im like, No way, this is unbelievable, Bennett told local news outlet WDAM 7. To Bennetts surprise, the phone still worked. The YouTuber then undertook the seemingly impossible task of locating the …

Just A One Percent Increase In Flu Shots Could Save Hundreds Of Lives

That magical time of year is nearly upon us once again: flu season. With this year set to be yet another nasty one, many people will be flocking to the doctors to get their influenza jab.  As highlighted by a new study, this jab could have some impressive social benefits. Reporting in the Journal of Human Resources, a researcher estimates that just a 1 percent increase in the vaccination rate results in 795 fewer deaths every year. Furthermore, it also saves around 14.5 million fewer work hours lost due to illness.  “In monetary terms, the estimates suggest that each vaccination confers at least $63 in social benefits due to reduced mortality and $87 in terms of reduced work absences,” study author Corey White, …

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Staged ‘An Intervention’ To Halt Son Jaden’s ‘Drastic’ Weight Loss! – Perez Hilton

Jaden Smith is back on track after a super-disciplined vegetarian diet went haywire! Thank goodness! Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith revealed on Monday the couple was forced to have “a bit of an intervention” for their 21-year-old son after they noticed how rapidly he was losing weight and how quickly he’d developed “dark circles” under his eyes upon switching over to a new food regimen. Speaking on the September 23 episode of Jada’s popular Facebook Watch series, Red Table Talk, the Smiths revealed they quickly became concerned for Jaden’s health after seeing those physical markers. And when they realized how he’d been trying to eat, they determined it was time to sit their Icon rapper son down and have a chat with him …

45 People Share The Most Obvious Things They Had To Explain To Fellow Adults

Interestingly, when it comes to useless questions, “How are you?” is one of them. When you think about it, it makes sense since the person asking doesn’t really want to know, and the person responding doesn’t bother telling the truth. But, according to Harvard researchers, the key to mastering small talk is to simply ask the other person follow-up questions. After analyzing more than 300 online conversations, the researchers found that those who were asked more meaningful follow-up questions (those that aren’t “how are you?” or “what do you do?”), found the other person much more likable. “When people are instructed to ask more questions, they are perceived as higher in responsiveness, an interpersonal construct that captures listening, understanding, validation and …

Trump makes flying visit to UN climate crisis gathering but US remains silent

New York (CNN)The United Nations gathered world leaders to present concrete plans to tackle the climate crisis Monday, making made clear it didn’t want to hear platitudes, as scientists, activists and religious leaders warned that urgent steps are needed to slow rising temperatures that intensify devastating natural disasters. Absent from the conversation: the United States, one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases. ‘Very important’ Trump appeared at the Climate Action Summit in New York, in an impromptu stop on his way to his administration’s priority event on religious freedom. But the US did not speak at the event and the President, who has repeatedly said he thinks climate change is a hoax, left after 15 minutes. Trump pulled …

To Encourage A Little Girl Who Was Born Without An Arm, This Woman Shares Stunning Photos Of Herself As Cinderella With A Glass Arm

Many of us have insecurities about our bodies at least at some point in our lives. Some don’t like the shape of their nose, some are very self-conscious about a couple of blemishes that are decorating their faces from time to time and whatnot, the list is really endless. But some of us have it harder than others and are facing serious health issues that make it hard to accept themselves for who they are. This is exactly the case for Mandy Pursley as well but she found the most beautiful way to help herself accept and even celebrate her disability. Scroll down for the whole story! Growing up as an amputee, Mandy Pursley didn’t know many people like her …

Biden Calls for Impeachment Investigation of Trump for Abuse of Power

Former Vice President Joe Biden has joined the deluge of Democrats calling for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if he refuses to comply with congressional investigations into his administration. Using its full constitutional authority, Congress, in my view, should demand the information it has a legal right to receive, Biden said on Tuesday afternoon, speaking from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. If Trump refuses to cooperate, he continued, Donald Trump will leave Congress, in my view, with no choice but impeachment. That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of his own making. I can take the political attacks, Biden said, but if we allow a president to get away with shredding the U.S. Constitution that …

How Sex-Trafficking Survivors Are Locked Out of Victim Funds

Deborah Pembrook doesnt remember exactly when she was first sex-trafficked, but she knows it was earlythe images of abuse collide in her brain with images of childhood crayons and stuffed animals. When she finally escaped, she was 17 years old and all alone. Her earnings had gone to her trafficker, so she had no savings, and she was forced to move to another state, so she had no family or safety net. And because of the laws in Californiathe state where she eventually settled, to disappear among tourists on the crowded beaches of Santa Cruzshe had no way of getting what she really needed: cash. Throughout the United States, thousands of human-trafficking survivors are struggling to make up for the …