RIP Grumpy Cat: The Science Behind The Felines Famous Frown

On Tuesday, May 14, we said goodbye to one of the Internet’s most beloved stars. Grumpy Cat, everyone’s favorite peeved puss, passed away aged 7 due to complications from a urinary tract infection. Her relatable look of disdain brought her millions of fans, but what was behind her unique visage? Grumpy Cat, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, first leapt to fame as a kitten in 2012 and since garnered millions of followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Her facial features were due to an underbite and a condition called feline dwarfism. Feline dwarfism results from a genetic mutation that leads to abnormal development of the bones and cartilage. Technically called achondroplasia, the condition is caused by a mutation in …

Trump Says Fox News Is Moving To ‘Losing’ Side By Covering Democrats

Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter tirade against Pete Buttigieg. The scrutiny from the president is noteworthy given his in public. Unlike some Democrats, Buttigieg has expressed an openness to Fox News appearances and held a town hall discussion with Wallace on the channel Sunday.  appear on the channel, pointing out that elections “are supposed to be about our whole country” and “we can’t just concentrate on those areas where people, for the most part, already agree with us.” In April, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) However, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) reportedly opted out as well. plans to bar from hosting or televising its party’s primary debates. Tom Perez declined, Download

This Arsenic-Tolerant Fern Could Help Scientists Clean Toxic Waste

A common houseplant may hold promise when it comes to cleaning up toxic environments. New research published in Current Biology finds that the plant species Pteris vittata, commonly known as a Chinese brake fern, has the ability to accumulate and tolerate high levels of arsenic that would otherwise kill other plants and animals. Such knowledge could prove useful in cleaning up toxic environments. “Other researchers have shown that this fern, when grown on arsenic-contaminated soils, can remove almost 50 percent of the arsenic in five years,” said study author Jody Banks in a statement. “It takes time, but it’s cheap.” Purdue University researchers sequenced the genomes of the fern to determine the genetic and cellular mechanisms that control how well it tolerates arsenic. Three …

‘SNL’s’ White House Crew Belts Out ‘Don’t Stop Us Now’ In Scary Finale

Saturday Night Live’s” hit parade of White House character clones led by Donald Trump gleefully pounded out a parody of Queen’s “ “Fire keeps you warm or burns your house down,” Baldwin said ominously as the president. He boasted he’s on “cruise control to a second term and there’s nothing the Democrats in Congress can do about it.” So, “sit back and enjoy the ride, America.” Aidy Bryant’s Even Chris Redd’s But Robert Mueller never got a chance to say “something very important American needs to hear,” because Badwin jumped in to blab: “No collusion, no obstruction.” Beck Bennett’s Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, popped up to warn: “Women are screwed.” Check out the video up top. Download

Tati Westbrook drops new video in James Charles drama

(CNN)Tati Westbrook has been trying to take some time away from the James Charles drama, but she shared a video because she “wants the hate to stop.” The saga started in April when Charles posted an ad for Sugar Bear Hair supplements to his Instagram Story during Coachella. That proved to be problematic since Sugar Bear Hair is a huge competitor of Halo Beauty, the brand belonging to Westbrook. Westbrook has been a mentor and close friend to Charles, and she accused the teen of being unsupportive. Nikita Dragun tried to defend James Charles in his feud with Tati Westbrook. It didn’t help He tried to make amends by apologizing to Westbrook in a statement posted to his Instagram Story. …

White House Counsel Tells Congress To ‘Discontinue’ Probes Into Trump

The Trump White House told the House Judiciary Committee to “discontinue” its investigations into the president’s alleged abuses of power, labeling them “an unauthorized ‘do-over’” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to the committee on Wednesday. The letter went on to state that President Donald Trump and his White House will not comply with requests from the committee for its investigations. It further directed the massive resistance to congressional investigations. Trump publicly announced an unprecedented blanket stonewalling of Congress …

6 Uncomfortable Signs Youre Actually Living A Happy And Fulfilled Life

Erin Cinney Updated May 19, 2019 By Avi Naim 1. You find yourself alone a lot of the time. The best self-development typically occurs in isolation. It’s in isolation that we are able to reconnect with ourselves and our desires, without the white noise of others’ opinions and notions of society’s ideals. If you find yourself putting FOMO in your back pocket in exchange for much needed time to recharge, you have reached the best kind of fulfillment—that is, self-fulfillment. 2. You’ve ditched the specifics of your 5-year-plan. Plans are great to have when you want to decide what action to take, but having such a specific plan can limit you. You begin to close yourself off to new and …

Alex Rodriguez bathroom photo highlights permissive privacy laws

Former Yankees slugger snapped through apartment window but experts suggest scant legal recourse as lawyers seek photographer New Yorks liberal privacy laws are under scrutiny as lawyers for the retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez try to track down the photographer who snapped him sitting on the toilet in the Park Avenue apartment he shares with his fiancee, the actor and singer Jennifer Lopez. A picture making the rounds on social media shows the former New York Yankees slugger, known as A-Rod, looking at his phone in a white marble bathroom. The New York Posts images he exhibited which showed them in unguarded moments. According to the decried the technological home invasion but ruled that Svensons actions were defensible under the …

Hopscotch chalk ban overturned after outcry

‘Mean-spirited’ Parents were angry that their children were being discouraged from playing outside and that such a harsh stance was being taken over a seemingly harmless game. Donald Macdonald, chairman of the local Woodhill Residents Group, told the BBC Scotland news website: “It seemed to be a bit mean-spirited. “We want children to be outdoors not stuck in front of a screen. This would have just been another reason not to be outdoors.” Speirs Gumley is a sponsor of Glasgow-based charity Peek (Play for Each and Every Kid) whose mission it is to improve the lives of children and young people by unlocking their potential through play and by being creative. On Monday, following a meeting at the Glasgow HQ …

Millions of acres of rainforest saved: A tiny Amazon tribe just defeated big oil in a historic lawsuit.

It’s not every day that you see a story like this. A real David v. Goliath story that results in a win for all of humanity. The Ecuadorian government wanted to drill for oil through seven million acres of land in the Amazon. However, their efforts were stopped thanks to the Waorani people of Pastaza, who won a historic court ruling against the government. The lawsuit represented 16 Waorani communities who live inside the Ecudorian jungle. As Rachel Riederer for The New Yorker reports: On April 26th, a parade of hundreds of Waorani men and women, members of an indigenous nation in a remote part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, marched triumphantly through the streets of Puyo, the regional capital of …

Wait For The Person Who Knows Your Standards Arent Too Much To Ask For

Nui Kara Updated May 17, 2019 By Jessica Castro I’m not asking for a fairytale. I’m not asking for a unicorn. I’m not asking for a prince who comes to sweep me off my feet. I’m practical and reasonable. All I’m asking is someone who wants a relationship the same way I do. No more games, no more uncertainty, no more mixed signals, no more second guessing what everything means. I want someone who has found himself. Someone who has all his life in order. He has made peace with his past and is ready to move forward. He knows exactly what he wants and is ready for a long-term committed relationship with me. I want someone who is kind, loyal …

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Have ‘Found A Way To Parent As A Team’! – Perez Hilton

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West have found their rhythm as parents. As According to a People report published on Tuesday, the couple “have really found a way to parent as a team,” with “everything falling into place for them.” Though the two — who also share daughters North and Chicago West, and son Saint West — initially felt overwhelmed by the arrival of baby number four, Kim and Kanye are now enjoying their “big family.” “There were definitely points where Kim was nervous — four kids is a lot! But she’s so happy and loves seeing all the kids interacting. Kanye is so happy to have a big family.” As we wrote, the 38-year-old “had a beautiful Mother’s Day weekend with …

Why Your Sadness Has Been Lingering For So Long, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Analise Benevides By Analise Benevides Aries: March 21 – April 19th You never put effort into solving your problems. You only put effort into yourself from your problems. Taurus: April 20th – May 20th You keep doing the same things over and over again while expecting different results. Gemini: May 21st – June 20th You’ve been placing too much emphasis on what other people think and it has been making you miserable. Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd You spend more time worrying about how to help out friends who are going through a hard time than figuring out how you could help yourself. Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd You’ve been spending most of your time in bed, …