‘Modern Family’ coming to an end

(CNN)One of television’s most beloved and celebrated families will soon go their separate ways after ABC announced that “Modern Family” has been renewed for an 11th and final season. In its time on air, the show garnered 21 Primetime Emmy Awards (including five for outstanding comedy series), multiple SAG Awards and a Peabody. “For 10 years, our characters have bravely faced turning points in life and moved through them to great personal enrichment; we have chosen a different path by doing one more season of ‘Modern Family,’” joked co-creator and executive producer Christopher Lloyd in a statement. “Modern Family” airs Wednesdays on ABC. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

A 5th grader’s boredom while visiting her mom’s job led to $30,000 for the elderly in need

(CNN)Ruby Kate Chitsey asked the woman in the wheelchair why she was staring intently through the glass doors. Her answer broke the fifth-grader’s heart. “It was very sad. We have a lot of dogs and I could feel her pain,” Ruby Kate told CNN. Ruby knew it cost money to get a pet sitter to bring the dog to the resident more often. Many in her hometown of 12,000 don’t have extra to spare. That encounter last summer led the little girl to think: how many other residents couldn’t afford simple things that brought them joy. She decided to do something about it. She began by writing their wishes down Ruby Kate started a project and Facebook page called “Three …

Iceland removed own label from 17 palm products

It added that it “was not possible to remove palm oil at a manufacturing level in these products by 31 December 2018”, adding that it had been “transparent”. Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil Palm oil banned by Iceland supermarkets Warning of palm oil threat to primates Iceland said it had “not given up” on the nine frozen and eight chilled lines that had not yet been reformulated, which will have their branding reinstated by April. Consumer group Ethical Consumer said: “In the cases where they have failed to reformulate products, simply re-labelling them is counter-productive.” It added it was important for companies “to be transparent about the ethical problems they are facing”. On Wednesday, the BBC revealed Iceland was …

Organizational Products That Will Help Spark Joy Betches

Like the rest of the world, I am really, really obsessed with Marie Kondo right now. Like, I need her to follow me around and give me life advice all the time. She could tell me which of my dates are trash and don’t bring me joy. She’s like Xanax in person form with her little calming voice. There is nothing that woman can’t handle, and she’ll make it pretty and decluttered in the process. If you want to live as peacefully as Marie, you def can’t be throwing all your sh*t around all the time because living in clutter stresses everyone out. I bought a TON of organizational products after moving to smaller apartment last year and even more …

Queen makes plea for ‘common ground’

Her words echoed the theme of her Christmas broadcast, our correspondent added. Chancellor Philip Hammond said there was “huge wisdom” in the Queen’s remarks. He told Radio 4’s Today programme: “I don’t think anybody will be at all surprised to hear the Queen advocating the view that in all things controversial we should seek compromise, we should seek common ground, we should seek a way forward.” The Queen also received praise from other cabinet ministers – including Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, who called them “wise words”. You may also be interested in: ‘The bed that saved me from the Taliban’ Bulger mother ‘disgusted’ by Oscar nomination Nurse held after patient gives birth Theresa May’s official spokesman declined to …

May ‘determined’ to deliver Brexit on time

BBC political correspondent Chris Mason said that while Mrs May pledged to “go back to Brussels to secure a plan that Parliament can stand behind”, the EU remains publicly opposed to changing the backstop. The UK is due to leave the EU at 23:00 GMT on Friday 29 March, when the two-year time limit on withdrawal negotiations enforced by the Article 50 process expires. Some MPs have suggested Britain will need more time to negotiate its exit to avoid crashing out of the EU without a deal. What has the prime minister said? Mrs May has insisted the departure date will not change, writing in the Telegraph that she would “deliver Brexit on time”. And she said she rejected the …

New ideas for the Brexit border backstop

If such an agreement could not be reached, then to avoid those checks with customs posts or other infrastructure, the backstop would come into force. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics It would keep the UK in a “single customs territory” with the EU, and leave Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods. Many MPs fear the UK could be “trapped” in that arrangement for years, leaving it unable to strike its own trade deals on goods with the rest of the world. The prime minister’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) allies also do not want to see Northern Ireland treated differently from the rest of the UK. …

Governors: States are where the action is

(CNN)About half of Americans say they are starting off the new year with firm resolutions for improving their lives. Many of our states are off to a fresh beginning, too, with much the same goal in sight. By the end of the month, 21 new governors will have been inaugurated across the country, joining Alaska’s Mike Dunleavy, who was sworn in at the start of December. That’s because the states are the engines of change in our democracy. While it may be the worst of times in Washington, with unprecedented political infighting and gridlock, it’s truly the best of times in the states. Citizens are involved, communities are resurgent, and progress is accelerating. Congratulations to each of our fellow outgoing …

A humiliating Brexit defeat, but May will likely stagger on

London (CNN)Just 24 hours after incurring a historic parliamentary defeat, British Prime Minister Theresa May faces another challenge to her premiership: A vote of no confidence in her government. Brexiteer Conservative MPs and the DUP, the Northern Irish party on which May relies for a majority in the Commons, have made clear they will support the government in the vote at around 1900 GMT on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know about Brexit Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, urged May to postpone Brexit to give more time for a consensus, tweeting: “Spoke to PM earlier — not obvious that she has any real idea what to do next. Also not at all clear she is open to …

Kylie Jenner’s House Is Basic, And So Is She Betches

Architectural Digest Architectural Digest One theme that comes through the article is that Kylie Jenner, despite having a mansion filled with thousand-dollar bespoke furniture, is actually so relatable. Is there anything more insufferable than being rich, famous, and artificially gorgeous, and yet still insisting you are like us regular people who don’t have mini Lamborghinis for our one-year-old daughters and unlimited access to lip fillers and, oh yeah, a f*cking custom-designed mansion to live in? No. And yet, celebrities insisting they are just like us is a common narrative that we see so often, to the point that it’s become some celebs’ entire persona. Think Jennifer Lawrence circa 2012. That sh*t got old, didn’t it? And Kylie Jenner, someone who has been …

Bekah M’s Baby is Here! Betches

Bekah was inducedE! Online #nopicturesplease A post shared by Grayston Leonard (@pipyopi) on Feb 4, 2019 at 5:04pm PST As a refresher, Bekah competed on Arie’s season of The Bachelor, aggressively courting a man that was old enough to be her father and yet stupid enough to answer that “excitement” was what made him excited to be alive. We all thought she was a shoo-in for Paradise, but turns out that being knocked up puts a real damper on the binge drinking/sleeping with fellow fame whores/eating shellfish Paradise fun. Arie is now expecting his daughter with Lauren B to arrive fresh off the assembly line at the fembot factory sometime in June. I can’t wait for these two children to …

Ring Of Organic Molecules Discovered Around Outbursting Star

Researchers have discovered that an outburst from a young star is liberating complex organic molecules trapped inside the dusty icy disk surrounding it. The molecules found around this star include methanol, methyl formate, and even acetone. This is the first unequivocal observation of acetone in the planet-forming region of a star. The chemical composition of the protoplanetary disk is similar to the comets of the Solar System, and researchers hope that this study, published in Nature Astronomy, will help us understand the evolution of organic compounds around both stars and planets. The star studied by the team is V883 Ori, which is located 1,300 light-years from Earth. What makes it both special and perfect for this study is the fact that it …

Strange And Interesting Facts About Life In Norway You Probably Didnt Know

You probably have heard a lot of things about a country in northern Europe, Norway, and its a little over 5million inhabitants, but learning something new never hurts! We here at Bored Panda gathered some interesting facts about Norway, that you probably didn’t know yet, well unless you’re from Norwegian yourself. And if you are, don’t forget to share some more interesting facts about your country in the comments. #2 The world’s most expensive gas is found in Norway. Norwegians pay $7.82 for a gallon of gas. In comparison, US citizens pay around $2.99. Norway has significant oil reserves but instead of subsidizing vehicle fuel, the country uses the money elsewhere. For example, to fund free college for its residents. …

‘Love Island generation’ skin cancer fear

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKarl Dinis, from Cardiff, has been injecting himself with Melanotan 2 for 10 years and says he loves the tan it gives him. The “Love Island generation” are risking their health by going to extreme lengths to achieve a perfect tan, an expert has said. Blacking out and vomiting after injecting illegal drugs and having them sent from China disguised as dog flea treatment, are some examples. Each year, 15,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with Melanoma – the most aggressive type of skin cancer. While more survive, a “tsunami of new cases” is feared by Dr Rachel Abbott. The British Skin Foundation spokeswoman said people were resorting to “risky behaviour” …

Venezuela’s Maduro says Trump making mistakes that will ‘stain his hands with blood’

Bogota, Colombia (CNN)Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has warned US President Donald Trump that he risks staining “his hands with blood” should he pursue military action in the crisis-hit South American nation. Maduro has faced intense pressure since Guaido’s declaration last month, with the US upping sanctions on Venezuela and a number of Washington’s allies recognizing the previously largely unknown opposition leader as the country’s President. Despite the pressure, however, Maduro showed no signs of slipping, and the opposition has appeared at times to be on the back foot. On Sunday, Guaido called on the Venezuelan military — which has so far been loyal to the government — to permit aid into the country from neighboring Colombia and Brazil, both of …

Why the Constitution makes a third-party presidency extremely difficult

(CNN)Democrats are right to be concerned that former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is thinking about an independent run for the White House because the most likely outcome of any strong third-party challenge in 2020 is the re-election of President Donald Trump. With the elections of 2016 and 2000 still fresh in the minds of a lot of voters, most Americans have a basic awareness of the Constitution’s rules for how presidents are elected: whoever wins the majority of electoral votes becomes president. Today, there are 538 votes in the Electoral College based on the make-up of Congress (which has 435 House members and 100 senators) plus three more votes for the District of Columbia. The candidate who wins 270 or …