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Fuzzy Thinking? Brain Fog? Here’s How To Cope

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Brain Fog, or fuzzy thinking is not always just down to a ‘bad day’ or getting older, but can also be due to underlying health conditions or a problematic lifestyle. As the pandemic continues to rage and much of our daily lives have been upended by its repercussions, trouble concentrating, re-calling simple words, or following a train of thought may be exacerbated or exposed.
New York Stock Exchange

NYSE Delists Three Chinese Firms in Confusing Reversal

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The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has said that it will indeed delist three Chinese telecommunication companies after changing their stance on the matter twice previously. The decision comes just a day after US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told the NYSE chief that he disagreed with the earlier decision to reverse the removal of the three firms.
Electric Car

Buying An Electric Car

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Electric cars have been on the market for some time, and manufacturers are improving their technology. Some countries such as the UK, plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from a certain point to better combat climate change (in the UK’s case 2030) and with more and more people becoming more eco-conscious, the sale of electric cars is rapidly increasing.
Film Reel

When California Is Really Vancouver

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America is world famous for the movies and television shows that they produce and distribute around the world. However should we believe everything that we see? Many films are set in cities and states around the country such as California or Texas however many are actually filmed in Canada.
Award

Disappointing Start To The New Year For Music Fans As The Grammy Awards Are Postponed Until March 2021

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As we head into 2021, many have held onto the promise of a brighter year, which would see us return to at least some form of normality. In 2020 the Coronavirus took away so much from so many, from health and lifestyle through to business and industries. This was certainly the same for the music industry.
Mixture of Nuts

Adding Superfoods Into Your Diet

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Whether your new years resolution was to be healthier, or trying to keep your immune system well equipped, or simply looking to improve your wellbeing via a healthier diet, superfoods are great additions to your meals. Packed with various vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants.

World News

Covid-19 in Scotland

Scotland Enters Full Lockdown To Further Curb Spread Of Covid-19

Nicola Sturgeon recently announced that mainland Scotland would be placed in full lockdown for the duration of January.

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Moderna Vaccine

EU Approves Moderna Vaccine as Europe Continues to Struggle

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The Moderna Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the European Union (EU) by its drug regulator. The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) decision came on the same day as the Netherlands began administering Pfizer vaccines that it has held since the end of December.
Seismograph & Earthquake

At Least Seven Dead as Earthquakes Hit Central Croatia

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At least seven are dead and many more injured after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck central Croatia. The earthquake has caused mass destruction in a number of towns and villages southeast of the capital Zagreb, sending panicked residents fleeing down rubble-filled roads in search of safety.
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Japan Enters New State Of Emergency To Contain Spread Of Covid-19 

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Japan has entered into a “light” state of emergency that is projected to last a month, however, public health experts in the country already believe that it will take longer to sufficiently slow down the rate in which the Covid-19 virus is spreading. 
UK EU Flags Waving

UK and EU Agree Trade Deal

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After months of negotiation, a trade deal and security relationship has been finalized between the UK and EU. The announcement was made on Christmas Eve, a week before the end of the designated Brexit transition period and triggered a cry of victory from the Conservative UK government.

U.S. News

Biden 2020

Congress Certifies Joe Biden’s Presidential Victory After Capitol Riot

This time yesterday Congress was gearing up to count the Electoral College votes and confirm Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States when a mob of violent Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building after the current President spoke with the crowd and encouraged them to not back down.

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House Voting On Resolution Calling On Pence To Invoke 25th Amendment 

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The House is gearing up to vote on a resolution this Tuesday that would call on current Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Donald Trump from office following last week’s riot at the Capitol building that the current standing president helped insurrect. 
American Flag Waving

Trump Demands Georgia Secretary of State ‘Finds’ Votes in Bizarre Phone Call

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Donald Trump has this week pressed Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger to ‘find’ enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory there as the president continues to refuse to concede the election. Raffensperger pushed back Trump on all fronts in a call that the Washington Post were able to obtain a tape of.
Washington DC, Capitol Building

Mayor Of Washington DC Calls On National Guard Ahead Of Pro-Trump Protests 

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The National Guard has officially been mobilized to Washington DC ahead of a multitude of pro-Trump demonstrations current scheduled for this week at Congress.
Investigation Folder

Investigators Identify Nashville Bomber But Still Seek Motive

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Investigators have identified Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the man responsible for the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville after his remains were found at the scene. Investigations still continue, however, as authorities seek to ascertain the motives behind Warner’s actions.

Business News

Parler Sues Amazon For Removing App From Cloud Services Following Capitol Riot

Amazon Web Services removed the Parler app from its cloud services this past Monday after the company claimed that the network wasn’t able to monitor the content on its platform, especially content that promoted or incited violence.

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Protected: New York Attempts To Offer Hope For Small Businesses Hit Hard By Covid-19

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When the Covid-19 virus first hit the US, small businesses everywhere were worried about how they would survive both a global pandemic and an economic crisis.
Capitol Building

Business Leaders Call For Trump To Be Removed From Office

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A plethora of American business leaders, including one of the most influential business groups in the country, the National Association of Manufacturers, have condemned the recent attack on the Capitol and called on Vice President Mike Pence to consider removing Donald Trump from office.
UK Stock Exchange

FTSE 100 Hits Nine-Month High as AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in UK

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London’s FTSE 100 inched higher on Wednesday as it reached a nine-month high following news of the AstraZeneca vaccine being approved by UK regulators. The FTSE 100 index is now up 160 points, or nearly 2.5%, at 6662 points, which is its highest point since early March, when Pfizer announced news of its vaccine.
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Weekly Jobless Claims Remain Stagnant As Hiring Slows Down In America 

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Throughout this past week in America there have been indicators that the labor market is continuing to weaken, and new jobs aren’t being created at a rate they once were.

Culture News

US Capitol Building

90 People Have Been Arrested So Far In Relation To The Capital Riots

Around 90 people are facing charges currently that range from misdemeanor curfew violations, to felonies related to assaulting police officers, making death threats, and damaging federal property. Arrests are far from over as well.

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Netflix’s New Period-Drama “Bridgerton” Watched Across The World

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Released on Christmas Day 2020, the IMBD description for “Bridgerton” states: “Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.” The show is based on the Bridgerton family book series by Julia Quinn.
Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

UK Approves Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine

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In another world first, the UK government has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the fight against the COVID-19 virus. It becomes the second vaccination to be approved in the UK. In The comparison to the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccination which has a 95% effectiveness, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine only has 70% effectiveness 22 days after the first dose.
US Capitol Building

Black Lives Matter Activists Call Out Double Standard Of Police Response In Capitol Riots

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Rioters broke windows, destroyed offices, vandalized government property, and looted, causing social media to blow up with claims of double standards and the obvious white privilege that these individuals carried to be able to simply walk into what was thought to be one of the most secure buildings in the US. 
Podcasts

Podcasts To Listen To in 2021

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With the number of listeners continuing to grow, the number of podcasts is also increasing. A diverse range of podcasts are now out there for education, entertainment and to help you relax. They also provide an invaluable platform for people to share their life experiences or raise the profile of important issues.

Entertainment News

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Late-Night Hosts Discuss House Impeachment Proceedings And Trump’s Final Week In Office

This week late-night commentators and television hosts have spent their evenings discussing Donald Trump’s final week in office.

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Netflix Reveals 2021 Film Slate, Will Deliver At Least One New Movie A Week 

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This week, Netflix made good on its promise with the announcement of their 2021 film slate, which guarantees at least one new feature film every week. The platform went on to state that in total it would be delivering 71 new titles across a multitude of genres this year.
Crowd of Riots

The Media’s Language Disparity Between Capitol Rioters and BLM Protesters Highlights Racial Injustice

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On Wednesday, January 6th 2020 congressman had gathered in the US Capitol building to certify the election results that would confirm Joe Biden as the next US President. A violent mob of Trump supporters, some of whom were armed, marched on the Capitol building, storming the building, clashing with officers, causing the deaths of five people.
Hollywood

Ava DuVernay and Peter Roth Launch Diversity Hiring Resource For Hollywood

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Ava DuVernay director of films such as Selma and A Wrinkle in Time and the award-winning documentary 13th, has teamed up with Warner Bros.’ Television chairman, Peter Roth to launch a diversity database accessible to film production teams in the hope to make a lasting change on Hollywood sets.
Movie & Popcorn

Film Releases To Look Out For in 2021

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2020 was certainly a challenging year for the film industry. The coronavirus pandemic caused many film releases to be delayed and the production to halt on many of the expected releases. Nevertheless, film and TV have continued to delight audiences through streaming services, cinemas, where safe to open, and virtual award ceremonies.

Health News

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How Hemp Oil Is Revolutionizing The Way We Relieve Pain

Several studies have shown that CBD, the main biochemical substance present in hemp oil, contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that have proven to relieve stress, anxiety, and physical body pains as well.

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Raw Vegan Diet: What Is It and Should You Try it?

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The raw vegan diet is again rising in popularity as people seek to enjoy the health benefits of combining the principles of raw foodism and veganism. Some people follow the diet for ethical or environmental reasons, but most combine these two eating ideals for the purported health benefits, including weight loss, improved heart health and a lower risk of diabetes.
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Arthritis Drugs Could Save Covid-19 Patient Lives

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UK researchers have found that two drugs normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis could help save the lives of one in 12 intensive care patients who are suffering severely from Covid-19. The two drugs, sarilumab and tocilizumab, have been found to not only save lives but also cut the length of time patients spend in intensive care.
US Covid Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccine Delays And Lack Of Federal Action Putting US In Deadly Position 

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While health officials across the country are doing their best to speed up vaccine distribution so that average Americans can begin receiving their dosages, a lack of federal action and planning is once again hindering the nation’s ability to heal from this pandemic. 
Girl in the UK

Experts Criticize CDC’s New Requirement For UK Travelers

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has this week announced new testing measures for travelers arriving into the country from the UK, but research by scientists actually working in the agency has shown that the new rules may only have a small impact on the spread of the new UK strain of coronavirus.

Lifestyle News

Pierre Cardin

Remembering Legendary French Fashion Designer Pierre Cardin

French Designer Pierre Cardin threw European fashion for a loop in the 1960’s and 70’s by introducing his futuristic and modern looks to the runway.

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Covid Mental Health

Fears Over Rising Mental Health Cases Due To New 2021 Lockdown in UK

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The emergence of two new variants of COVID-19 which are thought to be up to 70% more infectious have resulted in new lockdowns being imposed in countries across the globe. In the UK, a new national ‘level 5’ lockdown has been implemented due to fears that hospitals were just three weeks away from being totally overwhelmed.
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Staying Positive Through The Start of 2021

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The new year normally heralds in the promise of a better, more prosperous and happier year and after a year such as 2020, that seems to be a widespread and collective desire. However, although vaccinations for COVID-19 have begun to be rolled out across the world it will still take some time for countries to get back to normal after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lifestyle And Wellness Trends To Expect In 2021

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While 2021 is looking a lot more hopeful with the release of multiple vaccines and a new administration running things in the White House, the pandemic is likely still going to drive trends within the next year in terms of how we live our lives and take care of ourselves. Here are some of the pandemic trends expected to be carried into 2021. 
2021 Goals

Has COVID-19 Changed Our Perspective on New Year’s Resolutions?

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January is typically a time of new beginnings, taking stock of what has been already achieved and setting plans for the future. The ironic thing is that most of us know that we aren’t going to keep the resolutions that we set, particularly if they relate to our creature comforts such as losing weight, saving money, cutting down on drinking or joining the gym.

Real Estate News

US Real Estate Industry

US Housing Markets Expecting To Make A Comeback In 2021

Based on current economic trends in parts of the United States, certain real estate markets are expected to thrive in the new year in what will likely be a stark juxtaposition to what a majority of the industry has witnessed this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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House Searches Up By 30% Year on Year in January

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Despite a rocky start to the year, the property market appears to be putting its best foot forward as it experiences a surge in interest for new properties during the month of January. According to UK property website Rightmove, it has had its busiest ever start to the year, with site visits up by an impressive 30%
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Green Cleaning

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Cleaning our homes has been especially important during the coronavirus pandemic, not only to safeguard ourselves, loved ones and homes against the COVID-19 virus but as many of us spent more and more time in our homes, they undoubtedly became messier quicker. As more and more people are becoming eco-conscious the use of eco-friendly thinking is on the rise.
Declutter Home

Decluttering Your Home Could Help You Sell It Quicker

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The new year is often a time for undertaking a good old fashioned declutter. From sorting out the old toys to reorganizing your living room and sifting through a mountain of clothes for donation to charity, there is something cathartic about getting rid of the old and making way for the new.
Palm Beach Florida

How Palm Beach’s Real Estate Market Is Beginning To Thrive Again 

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Suburbs in America helped keep the real estate market afloat throughout the past ten months of the Covid-19 pandemic. As individuals fled their small apartments in bustling metropolitans for a quieter, more secluded space to spend their quarantine, markets in city spaces began to decline.

Science News

COVID Lockdown in the UK

UK Announces New Lockdown And Mass Vaccinations To End Spread Of Covid-19

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a national recovery plan this week after the United Kingdom entered another lockdown amid a massive increase in the spread of Covid-19

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For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Were Able To Watch As A Distant Galaxy ‘Dies’ 

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For the first time in history, astronomers were able to witness the previously unknown phenomenon of a galaxy’s life coming to an end. Galaxies die when the stars that live within them stop forming. 
Coronavirus against the UK

The UK’s Battle with Coronavirus in 2021

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On Wednesday, the UK’s third national lockdown legally came into force. Following the rapid rise of cases and the subsequent harsher restrictive measures. Prior to the national lockdown, the UK was divided into tiers based on severity, the highest tier – a newly instated tier four – was in response to a new COVID-19 variant that is estimated to be up to 70% more transmissible.
Vaccine Research

How Did Scientists Deliver The Vaccine So Fast?

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To hope for one even by the summer of 2021 seemed highly optimistic.’ Vaccinations normally take years of research, trials and development before they are approved and rolled out, some scientists even suggested an average of 10 years.
Pandemic Brain Damage

New Study Highlights The Impact of Loneliness on the Brain

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Despite the need to keep people safe and protected from the dangers of COVID-19, the social distancing and strict restrictions imposed on the elderly and vulnerable this year has undoubtedly led to a surge in loneliness and isolation.

Sports News

Female Tennis Player

Sofia Kenin Had A Trailblazing Year In 2020, And The Best Is Yet To Come

This year, Kenin had to truly cement herself as a tennis professional, especially considering she is one of eight players that are aged 22 or younger and finishing 2020 in the top 25 this year.

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US Olympic Champion Swimmer Klete Keller Identified At Capitol Riot

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Klete Keller, the American Olympic swimmer who one two gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps, was identified as one of the Trump supporters who was inside the Capitol last week during the riot that occurred during the Electoral College vote proceedings. 
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Circuit Breaker Suggested as Premier League Faces Covid Concerns

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The English Premier League has received a record number of Covid-19 positive tests this week as fixtures continue to be canceled across the league. A number of officials at various clubs have suggested a ‘circuit breaker’ in order to attempt to stop the spread and allow the season to continue with less interruptions.
NFL Football Player

Washington Football Team Release 2019 First Round Pick Dwayne Haskins

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The Washington Football Team has announced that they have released 2019 15th overall pick Dwayne Haskins after less than two seasons with the franchize. Haskins was benched midway through Washington’s weekend loss to Carolina, just a week after being fined $40,000 and stripped of his captaincy for breaching Covid-19 protocol.
Football on Field

Alabama’s DeVonta Smith Wins Heisman Trophy 

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DeVonta Smith had a killer season playing as wide receiver for Alabama’s Crimson Tide, so much so that he has been rewarded with this year’s Heisman Trophy.

Technology News

Twitter Account

Twitter Chief Says Banning Trump Was The Right Choice But Sets A ‘Dangerous Precedent’

Dorsey is speaking out for the first time since Twitter and a multitude of other social media platforms permanently suspended the president’s account following the violent riot that occurred at the Capitol last week.

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Robotic Healthcare

Three Advances in Healthcare Technology

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Healthcare has definitely been in the spotlight for the majority of 2020, as the world faced the global coronavirus pandemic, scientists raced to develop a vaccination and we praised our brave and heroic health workers that cared for and protected our loved ones and ourselves.
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Boeing Set To Pay $2.5 Billion In Settlements Over 737 Max Fraud

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Boeing will pay more than $2.5 billion to settle criminal charges that the company repeatedly lied about the 737 Max’s engineering problems which eventually led to two catastrophic crashes that killed hundreds of individuals; both crashes had no survivors. 
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Apple To Commence Production of Electric Cars By 2024

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US Technology giant Apple own project centers around self-driving cars, with the project being known as “Project Titan, yet this is something that has not been publicly confirmed by the company. However Reuters have recently reported that Apple are now in position to aim for vehicles suitable for consumers by 2024 due to the progress that has been made on the project.
Deepfake

What Is a Deepfake and How Could It Evolve in 2021?

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Deepfake is a term to describe a type of synthetic media, where an existing video is re-dubbed with another person’s likeness. Deepfakes normally utilise Artificial Intelligence to manipulate or create visual or audio content. Deepfakes are becoming more and more common, and can be completely harmless or very dangerous.

Travel News

Covid-19 Immunity Passport

Covid-19 Passports May Be Key For Traveling In A Post-Pandemic World

Now that a multitude of companies are gearing up to distribute their Covid-19 vaccines in 2021, a lot of questions are being raised in regards to how we will navigate in a world during that transitional period where everyone's waiting to be vaccinated.

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Delta And United Airlines Will Permanently Remove International Change Fees 

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Initially this was just a temporary move so that travelers wouldn’t have to worry about paying more money in the middle of a global health and economic crisis, however, Delta and United realized the elimination of these fees is actually a great thing for consumers and the airlines all together. 
Travel during Covid-19

Increase in Travel Brings Surge in Covid

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The massive increase in travel over the holiday period has brought fresh warnings from public health experts who believe the country should prepare for another increase in Covid-19 cases. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed that they had screened 1.28 million travelers throughout the country’s airports in one day.
Las Vegas

New Year’s in Nevada

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Only twelve months ago we stepped eagerly into 2020, unaware of what a trying year it would be. It is understandable then that the step from 2020 to 20201 is being treated with trepidation as we struggle to understand what the New Year may bring. So where should you spend the end of 2020?
Travel Ban

UK Becomes Isolated After Latest Travel Bans

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With reports that the UK has a third mutated strain of coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the country, many leaders have banned travel from the stricken country, effectively cutting them off from the rest of the world.