A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

London (CNN)The big red buses sit abandoned on the bridge, six of them. Nearby are two black taxicabs, also empty. No passengers, no drivers, no pedestrians. This area is rarely still, and never on a spring Wednesday afternoon. It should be packed with visitors, locals and the occasional parliamentarian. Of course, it’s not still even now. Slowly, then overwhelmingly, the noise takes over the senses — a cacophony of sirens and chaos. Lockdown descends upon this …

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10 Things To Bring To Someone In The Hospital Other Than Flowers

March 22, 2017

Having a loved one in the hospital isn’t easy. It can be difficult to know exactly what to do, and folks often end up defaulting to sending flowers or balloons. But thatis not your only option! While flowers and balloons are pretty, cheery gifts for people in the hospital, there are also lots of other less obvious options that your friend or family member will really appreciate. Of course, if they really do love flowers and balloons, feel free to send them along! Just make sure you steer …

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12 Surprising And Sneaky Facts About Prohibition

March 21, 2017

I remember learning about the Prohibition Era in my high school history class, but I must not have been paying very close attention since I missed so many of these incredible facts about life during the ban. Of course, I know about speakeasies, black market hooch, and how Al Capone had his heyday after the 18th Amendment went into effect onJanuary 16, 1920, but have to admit I also had no idea just how it lasted so long before the 21st Amendment came along to repeal it. It’s fun to look …

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Where is England’s steepest street? – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… – just – outstrips Gold Hill. Its daunting 16.12 gradient does not put off the puffing tourists, many of whom meander gently past the shops, pubs and cafes on The Strait before making their handrail-assisted ascent. Lucy Barnard, who runs a gift shop near the top, said: “Lots of people like to pop into my shop and take a breather because I’m just after the steepest part of the hill.” Of course, it’s much easier going back down – particularly when …

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Looking back on the political gambles of May and Sturgeon – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… constituency vote than the Tories took in the last Westminster election – and of course Mrs May’s government has a single MP north of the border. However that was a UK election, just as the EU referendum was about the UK’s membership of the European club. And in that referendum, as many people voted Leave in Scotland as voted SNP a few weeks earlier (both figures just over 1m) – and both of those figures are dwarfed by the number who voted No in 2014. David Mundell said …

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‘This Is Us’ Makes Surprising Reveal About Jack In Season 1 Finale

March 15, 2017

… Us.”  We are introduced to Jacks unstable family life and his hostile relationship with his father. In order to move out of the house, Jack and his friend Darryl (Jeremy Luke) enter into a risky gambling situation so they can earn some fast cash. All doesnt go as planned, of course, and the bad guys steal Jacks money. Back in separation limbo, Jack reminds Rebecca of this first meeting, telling her, Youre not just my great love story, Rebecca, you were my big break. And our love …

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11 Midwestern Terms And Sayings That Everyone Else Will Wish Theyd Grown Up Using

March 11, 2017

A lot of people say that folks from the Midwest are some of the nicest around. Having grown up on the east coast, I can attest to a difference between the people from where I grew up and the people in the Midwest. I’ve sometimes observed a greater sense of friendliness and closeness in the middle of America than where I came from. That is only my experience, of course, but many others have said the very same thing! Those same friendly folks also have developed a little subset of language …

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31 April Fools Day Jokes For Teachers To Play At School

March 11, 2017

… March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes. As a result, they were often called April fools. So there you go. Now that you know the rich history behind this silly day, its time to get planning some amazing April Fools Day jokes for school! Thumbnail Sources: Flickr April Fools Pranks With Food For those of us with a sweet tooth, these are among the most evil (yet ultimately harmless!) pranks out there, since many involve healthy food masked as sugary sweets. Of course, …

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Easy Self-Defense Tactics Each And Every Person Should Learn By Heart

March 10, 2017

… yourself and get away from an assailant no matter how small you are or how big your attacker is. Fortunately, the tough folks over at Notorious Mixed Martial Arts are here to give us all a crash course. Sensei Fiona Watson has a few awesome tips for defending yourself from an assailant. These defensive maneuvers are specifically designed to help smaller people (like women and children) break free of a large attacker. Please remember, in the event that you are attacked, you should not attempt to …

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