The Lives Of Elephants And Frogs Are Surprisingly Interconnected

What do frogs and elephants have in common? At first glance, it might seem like these two creatures are worlds apart, but a team of biologists has recently described how this unlikely duo actually share a deeply interconnected bond in the ecosystem of southeast Asia. If you come across the rain-filled footprint of an Asian elephant, there’s a surprisingly high chance that it will be filled with tadpoles and frog eggs. This is because these deep grooves provide the amphibians with the perfect nutrient-rich refuge during the dry season. Furthermore, the trail of footprints might even serve as stepping stones for the young frogs to make their way across the land towards other frog populations, like an inter-lake amphibious highway. Reporting …

Tweets, lies and the Mueller report: Sarah Sanders’ lowest moments

Few aides have been as willing to step out in front of the worlds media and defend Trump, no matter what he has said or done Sarah Sanders, who will leave her position as White House press secretary at the end of the month, will likely be remembered for her contentious or adversarial relationship with the press during her time in the role. Few Trump aides have been so willing to so often step out in front of the worlds media and defend him, no matter what he had done or said. In a press conference to mark her departure, Sanders said she will continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his …

Ireland ‘unwise’ to pick a fight over fishing

It is an eroded volcano that lies 260 miles (418km) west of the Western Isles and is only 100ft (30m) wide and 70ft (21m) high above the sea. ‘Very unwise’ The UK claimed Rockall in 1955, but Ireland, Iceland and Denmark have previously challenged that claim. The row between Scotland and Ireland broke out after increased activity from Irish vessels around Rockall and the Scottish government has said it will take “enforcement action” against Irish vessels found fishing within 12 miles of Rockall from Saturday. Mr Armstrong told the BBC the SFF was behind the move. Image caption Bertie Armstrong from the SFF believes it is a black-and-white case of illegality A spokeswoman from the Scottish government said: “Irish vessels …

15 Ways To Distract Your Mind When You Cant Stop Thinking About The Past

Kirstie Taylor Updated June 12, 2019 By Nisha When we invariably replay how a situation went in our head; when we wonder where everything went wrong; when we can’t stop thinking about how much we messed up; those are all known as ruminating thoughts. They’re the thoughts we replay over and over in our heads, most of the time causing us a lot of unnecessary pain. It’s easy to get stuck in the past. Our minds work funnily: they seem to think that if we give something enough attention, it’ll either give us the answer or somehow makes us feel better. Spoiler alert: it never does. So instead of putting yourself into a state of self-inflicted pain, try spending your time doing these activities …

Is your festival trip killing the planet?

Image copyright Getty Images With thousands of people making their way across the country, transport can have a huge impact on CO2 emissions. Besma suggests getting a coach, often organised by the festival company itself. Image copyright Getty Images If you’re going to a British festival, you’ll be lucky to avoid a smattering of rain. Besma says she always brings a rain mac with her rather than single use plastic ponchos. “If you do take a plastic poncho, afterwards pack it up and keep it in your bag so if it rains throughout the rest of the festival you can shove it back on. You can also sit on them, which is useful, if it gets muddy,” Besma says. Washing …

Maybe Not Today, But You Will Be Okay

Daisy Mohamed Updated June 9, 2019 By Lisa Fotios I want you to know that you will be okay. That the life you have now can change. That you have the power to make that change. Sometimes it may feel like you’re trapped and that everything is crumbling down. It’s not. It’s a process. It’s a journey. Know that at one point, you will get out of this rut. That you will come out of this victorious. It’s hard to see the path when the road is muddy. When rain is constantly pouring down on you. The path will clear and you will be okay. You will smile again. Your life will change. It will not stay this way. There …

Jeremy Hunt claims Merkel is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

Foreign secretary says chancellor told him Brussels would listen if new PM had right approach The Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has claimed Angela Merkel would be willing to renegotiate the UKs Brexit deal and possibly the Irish border arrangements opposed by Eurosceptics. The foreign secretary said he had spoken to the German chancellor on the sidelines of D-day commemorations last week and she had indicated that the EU was willing to negotiate on the package if a new prime minister had the right approach. His claim flies in the face of repeated assertions from Brussels that the withdrawal agreement cannot be reopened to change the Irish backstop, which Eurosceptics reject because they fear it may keep the UK in …

I don’t wear high heels for anyone but me. Got that, boss?

(CNN)Nearly 20,000 people in Japan have signed a petition calling for an end to work dress codes which make wearing heels mandatory for women. The campaign is just one of several worldwide efforts over the last several years to undo arcane rules which require women to work in shoes which are uncomfortable, impede their performance at work, and can even be dangerous. A Japanese government minister went so far as to say Wednesday that heels are “occupationally necessary and appropriate.” In fairness, he appears to be doing a sub-par job without them. I have mixed feelings about heels at work. A decent metal spike under your feet can feel powerful, almost warrior-like. As a relatively short person (I’m 5 feet, …

Two Women Hospitalized In A Week Trying To End Their Periods Using A Vacuum Hose, Nurse Says

In a horrifying tweet for the ages, a woman who says she is a nurse claimed she had seen several patients this week who had attempted to speed up their period through the misuse of a vacuum cleaner.  The woman said that two women, aged 19 and 23, tried to suck out their menstrual blood in a misguided attempt to end their period early. “Ladies… Please stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early,” Twitter user OdesseyT99 said in a tweet. “You’re gonna wind up sucking out a lot more than blood! There were 2 cases of this so far this week and both women had to be admitted. Just… STOP!” People had a lot of questions. – “They used the …

All I have done, no credit! Enraged Trump defends US-Mexico migrant deal

President tweets ire at New York Times and opponents as agreement to avoid tariffs comes under scrutiny The Trump administration was forced to defend its immigration agreement with Mexico on Sunday, bringing the highest number of monthly apprehensions made by US authorities in the past 13 years. In the deal announced with in the joint declaration during secretive negotiations over the past six months. On Sunday, the president fired off a series of enraged tweets as he headed for a second day of golf at his course in Sterling, Virginia. Lamenting what he called another false report in the Failing New York Times, he wrote: If President Obama made the deals that I have made, both at the Border and …

Texas Gov. Signs ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ Religious Freedom Law

Texas Gov. Chick-fil-A and other businesses that donate to anti- Republicans in the Texas legislature introduced the legislation in March, soon after the “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior,” Treviño said at the time. “Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport.” Chick-fil-A has reportedly donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-LGBTQ groups, including Exodus International and the Family Research Council, which describe themselves as Christian organizations. Proponents said SB 1978 protects the First Amendment rights of Texas. But critics said it simply offers cover to bigoted entities.  said on the Texas …

‘I’ve paid a huge personal cost:’ Google walkout organizer resigns over alleged retaliation

Longtime employee who helped organize global protest alleges Googles response was designed to have a chilling effect on growing workplace activism A prominent internal organizer against Googles handling of sexual harassment cases has resigned from the company, alleging she was the target of a campaign of retaliation designed to intimidate and dissuade other employees from speaking out about workplace issues. Claire Stapleton, a longtime marketing manager at Google and its subsidiary YouTube, said she decided to leave the company after 12 years when it became clear that her trajectory at the company was effectively over. I made the choice after the heads of my department branded me with a kind of scarlet letter that makes it difficult to do my …

Central American migrants say deal doesn’t dash asylum hopes

Sabillon said some migrants might decide that waiting in Mexico for the lengthy processing of asylum requests isn’t worth it, but he said he cannot take his family back to their home near San Pedro Sula, a crime-ridden metropolis that is Honduras’ second biggest city. “In my dreams I never had it in my mind to one day come to the United States,” the 30-year old assembly plant worker said, sitting near a large pot of half-made salsa ranchera awaiting a delivery of cooking gas to the shelter’s kitchen. “I had my job, my wife had her job. My daughter was in a bilingual school — my daughter speaks English. I didn’t have a reason to come here.” That all …

Stormi Webster Is A Natural In Front Of The Camera! WATCH! – Perez Hilton

Stormi Webster gets it from her momma! On Friday on Instagram, Kylie Jenner posted an adorable video of her 1-year-old daughter at a photoshoot. Related: A Definitive List Of All The People The Kardashian-Jenners Cut Off And WHY! In the clip, the photographer takes snaps of Stormi, and tries to get the little tot to say certain words. The Life of Kylie star captioned the video: “A for effort baby 😫😫😍😍💗” WATCH (below): View this post on Instagram