‘Weve become like a family’: innovative groups help refugees settle in US cities

More than 2,500 refugees have settled in Cleveland, Ohio, in the last decade including many fleeing violence from the Democratic Republic of Congo Like many ambitious teenagers, Sabzina Muhibzada is busy getting good grades in her classes, holding leadership positions in clubs and completing internships. But it was just five years ago that the 18-year-old had only ever had home schooling. At the time that was her only option, as conflict raged outside near City Champions project. Nationally, Donald Trumps administration has cut the refugee program to admit the fewest number of people in effectively stopped the program and, in October, not a single refugee was resettled in the US. But, while the administrations drastic cuts to the refugee program …

There May Be A Million Times More Microplastics In The Oceans Than Previously Estimated

The world has become increasingly aware of our planet’s plastic problem over the past decade. Research has consistently shown that plastic can be found in every part of the environment, from the deepest parts of the ocean to the Arctic snow and the tops of mountains. However, it’s now looking like the problem could actually be far worse than previously thought.  New research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has found there could be up to a million times more pieces of plastic in the ocean than previously estimated. As reported in the journal Limnology and Oceanography Letters, the researchers estimate the ocean is contaminated by 8.3 million pieces of microplastics per cubic meter of water, while previous …

I Got the Call at 6pm, Left My Kids With My Husband and Drove to Her House With My Socks Crammed into Birkenstocks: Mom Urges Friends to Just Show Up for Each Other

ShareTweetPin Once upon a time I was in my early twenties, no children, a job I could leave at work for the most part, a full night’s sleep and a partridge in a pear tree. When a friend would have a baby or someone got really sick I would show up with my arms loaded full of home baked goodies, thoughtful cards, meals to their exact liking and honestly I really thought this is what service to the people in my life should look like. Then I had my first baby. Then another, this time the first one was only two and the second had colic. It was the hardest transition of my life. During this period, I completely stopped …

Nothing Captures the Raw Power and Beauty of Waves Like 4K Slow Motion

“MOCEAN” is an incredible short film by Chris Bryan that captures the raw power and beauty of waves. All images where shot using a Phantom Flex 4K camera with Leica Summilux lenses and Bryan’s custom underwater housings. On Vimeo he adds: I love filming in the ocean more than anything, it’s not just a job, it’s a passion. And sometimes it’s nice just to document waves without surfers riding them. The feeling of jumping off the rocks in the dark by myself just to capture the very first rays of light hitting the ocean without another soul in sight is unexplainable, it’s one of the most amazing feelings ever, it’s like my own personal therapy.   And to realize that …

A mother in Kentucky was arrested for selling her baby for $2,000, police say

(CNN)A mother in Kentucky has been accused of selling her baby for $2,000, police said. Authorities didn’t discuss the gender or age of the baby. The mother, Felipe and Pascual were arrested and charged with selling/purchasing a child for adoption on Tuesday, police and jail records show. It was not immediately clear whether the suspects are represented by an attorney yet. Police said the baby and Domingo-Perez’s other four children are in protective custody. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Travel Tuesday Has Finally Arrived & Here Are The Best Deals

DaveAlan/iStock Unreleased/Getty Images These Travel Tuesday 2019 Flight Deals Are Perfect For A Holiday Getaway By Daffany Chan Dec 3, 2019 Although Cyber Monday might be over, you can still score incredible sales during Travel Tuesday, which is happening Dec. 3. Never heard of it? Well, prepare for your world to be rocked. Whether you’re looking for a quick trip to a regional destination or a refreshing vacay at an international hotspot, these Travel Tuesday flight deals have you covered. To start, Southwest Airline’s Travel Tuesday sales began Monday, Dec. 2, and will run through 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday, Dec. 5, so you’ll have some major time to scour for the best deals. One-way fares start as low as …

Score Deals On The iPhone 11 During Best Buys Cyber Monday 2019 Sale

Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images Best Buy’s Cyber Monday 2019 Sale Is Full Of Can’t-Miss Tech Deals By Cianna Garrison Dec 1, 2019 As you wind down from the busy holiday weekend, don’t get so cozy that you forget to check out Best Buy’s Cyber Monday sale. You’ll find some deep discounts on your favorite tech items. Even if you missed out on Black Friday, you can still score amazing deals without leaving your couch. Best Buy’s Cyber Monday event began on Sunday, Dec. 1, so shoppers got an early jump on the deals. Some of the hottest buys will include deals on tech items such as tablets, computers, TVs, cell phones, cameras, and tech accessories, to name a few. …

Boris Johnson ignores familys plea not to exploit victims’ deaths

Prime minister accused of distasteful attempt to turn London Bridge attack into election issue Boris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a distasteful attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death. Despite one of the victims families pleading for their sons death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that a lefty government was responsible for Usman Khan being freed. The family of Jack Merritt called for the murder of our beautiful, talented boy to not be exploited for political gain, as police as little as 24 …

Boris Johnson ignores familys plea not to exploit victims’ deaths

Prime minister accused of distasteful attempt to turn London Bridge attack into election issue Boris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a distasteful attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death. Despite one of the victims families pleading for their sons death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that a lefty government was responsible for Usman Khan being freed. The family of Jack Merritt called for the murder of our beautiful, talented boy to not be exploited for political gain, as police as little as 24 …

Steelers and Browns meet in first game since brawl

(CNN)The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns will face off for the first time since the helmet-swinging brawl that marred the end of their November 14 game, but without a couple of key participants. Garrett, with time away from the game, helped his Browns teammates serve food at a “Feed the Need” event in Cleveland on Tuesday. Garrett told reporters that he was ‘just to give back to the community … you know, they’ve had my back through my whole time in Cleveland, so just trying to show that I care and that we care” Even with Garrett and Rudolph sidelined, the game is certain to feature some animosity. Steelers cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick said during his media availability: “This is why …

This Week in Apps: Apple Arcade updates, TikTok distances itself from China, Kardashians send shady app to No. 1

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps are everyone using? This week, we’re discussing the impact of the CFIUS investigation into TikTok, the further fallout of Apple’s vaping app ban, updates to Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass subscription-based app stores, Apple’s breaking changes that rolled out without warning (thanks, Apple!) and a shady app that reached the top of the App Store thanks to a big Kardashians-led endorsement, among other …

Hero Who Ended Terror Rampage Was Convicted Killer

LONDONIslamic State claimed that one of its attackers carried out the stabbing, the groups Amaq news agency reported. The announcement didnt provide any evidence for the claim. Khan, 28, was wearing a tracking device on his ankle and a hoax suicide belt around his waist when he walked up the grand staircase inside the historic Fishmongers Hall, pulled out two knives, and threatened to blow up the building. He was run out of the event by attendees grabbing makeshift weapons to confront the killer, who had already inflicted fatal injuries on two people and wounded several more. One man picked up a fire extinguisher, another pulled the unicorn-like tusk of a narwhal off the wall and gave chase. Khan fled …

Nailed It! Holiday! Is the Perfect Christmas Season Binge

This is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beasts Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, Knives Out performance. Nailed It! is back. What a treat! My favorite pop culture of the decade. Wont stop praising Watchmen. Helena Bonham-Carter made me LOL. allow the Christmas season to begin, with no apologies to my sociopath friends who posted pictures of their fully decorated Christmas trees on social media last weekend. But, you say, Thanksgiving is so late this year! Yes it is and whoop-dee-do. Last time I checked, Christmas is still on the same day of December and December starts on December 1st as usual. That means …