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Fighting Fire With Fire: How Smoke From Fires In Africa Are Keeping The Amazon Alive

"There have been a total of 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, with more than half in the Amazon region. That's more than an 80% increase compared with the same period last year. The Amazon is also often referred to as the planet's lungs, producing 20% of the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere"
Opioid Crisis

Could the US Opioid Crisis Have Been Prevented?

On average, 130 Americans die every day from opioid overdose, and this number continues to rise. As such, many are left wondering why the government has been so slow to act, what additional actions can be taken to address the epidemic, and what factors contributed to the genesis and expansion of the crisis.
Baseball Game

DON’T Take Me Out To The Ball Game…

Has baseballs meaning changed so much that fans are giving up hope? It’s not only the older fans that are upset, but retired players as well feel that the game’s meaning has changed, minimizing the technical skills of the players and shifting the goal of the game to be about who can get the most home runs. 
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

The relationship we currently have with artificial intelligence is highly complex. But as technology inevitably improves, and artificial intelligence becomes even more deeply ingrained into our lives, the number of problems it creates will only expand.
The Universe

Why Millenials Are Turning To The Universe For Answers

Astrology turns the many distresses of the world that are put onto the individual, and makes it solely about their emotional experience. Humans are inherently selfish, so when we take all the stresses a person is experiencing, place responsibility for those stresses partially on the planets alignments, something scientific and concrete,  and then relate it back to their own past, present, and future, it provides relief.
Milwaukee

Is Milwaukee The New LA? 6 Underrated Travel Spots In The US

When planning your next vacation spot, try thinking outside of the box, and consider somewhere you'd never normally think of. Can't think of any? Well here are some options to get you started !
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Alaskan Author of Multiple Genres Firmly Believes Superiority is an Undesirable, Unattainable Human Construct | Bonnye Matthews

For author Bonnye Matthews, the prehistoric times of the Arctic provide plenty of intrigue. How did dinosaurs survive the freezing cold temperatures, snow, and blistering winds? She answers these questions in her book, “Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska,” which will provide a thrilling and educational tale for young readers.

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Covid

China Slowly Recovering From Worst Surge Of Covid-19 Since Pandemic’s Start 

The capital city of Beijing, China took a step towards Covid-19 recovery by allowing restaurants to resume in-store dining this week, after a hiatus of nearly a month. Most other businesses are also able to restore in-person operations. 
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EU Agrees On Partial Ban Of Russian Oil Imports

The European Union has agreed to enact a partial ban of as much as 90% of Russian crude oil imports and petroleum products delivered into member states over the next six months as the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine — which has left 46,000 dead — enters its 96th day.

If China Invades Taiwan, Biden Confirms U.S. Military Would Intervene

On Monday, President Joe Biden stated that in the event China invades Taiwan, the U.S. would intervene military. Behind the scenes, Biden's comments have caught aides and administration officials off guard, while the White House downplayed Biden's claim.
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NATO Chief Says Ukraine Can Win War With Russia After Finland And Sweden Military Alliance

NATO’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg made a statement on Sunday stating that “Ukraine can win this war” following the news that Finland was applying to join the military alliance. This is a historic move, as Finland traditionally remains neutral. 

U.S. News

Green The Rooted Bridge

How A Social Worker Has Helped To Bring Awareness And Accessibility To Maternal Mental Health | Amy Green

Pregnancy and postpartum can be wonderful experiences, but they can also have a significant impact on the birthing person. Depression and anxiety could strain the new parent, leaving them lost and afraid. That potential outcome is why NCCC founder Amy Green has strived to provide birthing parents support and education to help them overcome mental health struggles.

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Simone Biles, Other Victims Of Larry Nassar To File $1 Billion In Claims Against FBI

The more than 90 women who were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar have filed claims up to $1 billion dollars against the FBI for failing to stop the doctor when the agency first received allegations against him, their attorneys said Wednesday.
EnoughMassShooting

Four Killed In Tulsa Hospital Shooting As Senate Has “Framework” For Gun Legislation

Four people were killed and 10 were injured as a gunman opened fire at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday, authorities reported. The unidentified gunman is also dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The massacre comes a Memorial Day weekend that saw 14 total mass shootings.
Gun Control Laws

Following Uvalde Shooting That Left 19 Children Dead, Calls For Stricter Gun Laws Intensify

Following the Robb Elementary School shooting — where 19 children and two teachers were shot by 18-year-old Salvador Ramos — cries for gun reform have sprung up across the country. In Texas, where gun laws are laxed, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke yelled at Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference, saying he's "doing nothing."
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Buffalo Shooter’s Plans Went Online 30 Minutes Before Attack

According to the instant-messaging platform Discord, the 18-year-old Buffalo shooter invited others to read chat logs relating to the massacre 30 minutes before he began the attack. The messages, which make up over 600 pages, were written over the course of months. 10 people were killed in the shooting, while three were injured.

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Uraiwan Srisuksai of Lemongrass Restaurant and Sake Bar

Thanks To Increased Travel And Tourists, Small Restaurants Are Seeing Their Pandemic Perseverance Rewarded | Uraiwan Srisuksai

With Covid-19 pandemic numbers on the downturn, travel has taken its spot on the top of many to-do lists. Those tourist booms can only be rewarding to eateries like Lemongrass Restaurant and Sake Bar, which — despite numerous challenges — has remained strong and prosperous.

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Slips In May Among Inflation

On Tuesday, The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index decreased slightly in May to 106.4, a score that — while still a strong number — is down from 108.6 in April. Meanwhile, the present situation index declined from 152.9 to 149.6.
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Carvana Lays Off 2,500 Employees As It Looks To “Align Staffing With Sales Volumes”

Online automotive retailer Carvana Co. has announced it's letting go of 2,500 employees — nearly 12% of its workforce — as they look to "better align staffing and expense levels with sales volumes." Additionally, executives will forgo their pay for the remainder of the year in order to help pay the severances for departing employees.
Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Raises Interest Rates By 0.5% In Largest Move Since 2000

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by 0.5% to 1.00%, marking the largest increase in over two decades as it attempts to fight the ever-increasing inflation that has continued to cause financial burdens for Americans.
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Netflix Stock Drops After Company Loses Subscribers For First Time In Over 10 Years

In the first quarter of 2022, Netflix announced that it lost 200,000 subscribers, and it expects to lose an additional two million in the second quarter. It's the first time the company has lost subscribers in a quarter since October of 2011. The news of Netflix's losses sent stocks down nearly 25% in after-hours trading.

Culture News

Despite Death Threats, Jerusalem Proceeds With Pride Parade

Despite death threats made to organizers and politicians attending, Jerusalem still held it's 20th annual Pride Parade, an event that attracted nearly 7,500 participants. One speaker called the march a "victory of light over darkness."

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Netflix

Netflix Delivers New Culture Guidelines Giving Employees Ultimatum 

Netflix employees and viewers have been sharing their extreme dissatisfaction with the platform's decision to upload content that can be seen as harmful or hateful to certain marginalized audiences. 
Pacman

Ms. Pacman Makes Its Way Into The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

On Thursday, the Strong National Museum of Play announced four inductees — known for their cultural significance — into the World Video Game Hall of Fame: Ms. Pacman, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier's Civilization.

Author’s Guild To Launch Banned Books Club To Spotlight Censored Works

The Author's Guild, in partnership with the book club app Fable, has announced the launching of its year-long, virtual monthly "Banned Books Club" that will shine light on works — both fiction and nonfiction — that have been recently banned from school classrooms or libraries in the U.S.

Disney Resorts To Allow Mickey Mouse, Other Characters To Hug Visitors Again In Coming Weeks

Disney Parks Blog has announced that as early as April 18, traditional character greetings will be reintroduced at California's Disneyland, Florida's Disney World, and on Disney cruises. This means that guests will be able to hug and get close to costumed characters during pictures and greetings, a practice that hasn't been allowed for over two years.

Entertainment News

Court

After Intense Court Feud, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Look To Rebuild Images And Lives

Following Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's much publicized trial — where both were determined to be defamed, with Depp being award $8 million more than Heard — the two will now attempt to restart their acting careers and restore their public images.

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Marvel Studios Signs 20-Year Deal With Genius Brand To License “Stan Lee” For Future Media Use

POW! Entertainment has entered a 20-year agreement with Marvel Studios and Genius Brand that will let Marvel Studios use comic book writer Stan Lee's name and likeness in future enterprises. Lee, who passed away in 2018, is the creator of fan-favorite super heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and Captain America.
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How Cinemas Are Going Above And Beyond To Lure Moviegoers Back 

Compared to 2019, domestic movie ticket sales for the first four months of 2022 show a 44% decrease, however, cinemas are seeing a significant increase in ticket purchases when compared to last year. 

Golden State Warriors Launch Golden State Entertainment To Produce Documentaries, Music, And Events

The Golden State Warriors have announced the launch of Golden State Entertainment (GSE), a new affiliate company that will be used to create original content and tell compelling stories that are rooted in the world of sports and entertainment. David Kelly will be the Chief Business Officer of Golden State Entertainment.

JoJo Siwa ‘Didn’t Get An Invite’ To Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 

One of the most popular faces who normally attends/performs at the KCA’s is JoJo Siwa, who’s fans were disappointed to see she wasn’t in attendance. 

Health News

Florida Officials Investigating U.S.’ Third Possible Monkeypox Case

Florida health officials are currently investigating what they call a "presumptive" monkeypox case, which would make it the third possible case in the U.S. as the disease continues to see afflictions worldwide. Two days before the announcement of the investigation, the CDC issued a health advisory regarding recent cases in the United States.

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Clinical Trial

A Small Cancer Trial Resulted In Remission For Every Patient Involved 

In a new research trial of 18 rectal cancer patients, every individual involved who took the same drug found themselves in remission for their illness. The cancer vanished in every single patient, meaning the cancer was undetectable by physical exam, endoscopy, MRI scans, and PET scans. 
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FDA Places Strict Limits On Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine 

“We recognize that the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine still has a role in the current pandemic response in the United States and across the global community. Today’s action demonstrates the robustness of our safety surveillance systems and our commitment to ensuring that science and data guide our actions.”

New Study Finds Humans Need Better Therapies, Not Just Antidepressants 

The study showed that depressed individuals who aren’t medicated, but in a stable and consistent therapy program have been able to have a greater quality of life in the long run when it comes to their mental health. 

E-Cigarettes Using Synthetic Nicotine To Go Under FDA Regulation

This past Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gained the power to regulate e-cigarettes and other products that utilize synthetic nicotine. Previously, companies had used synthetic nicotine to skirt around FDA restrictions on tobacco-related products.

Lifestyle News

Healthy Lifestyle

Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle In Your 80s Can Add Years To Your Life 

According to new research from Japan, even when you’re in your 80s you can add years to your life by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. 

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Green Heart Lifestyle

Could Greener Lifestyles Lead To Greater Happiness? Studies Suggest So

If you've been wanting a way to positively change your mindset, there may be a solution - and it'll benefit the Earth, as well. According to studies, positive correlations between environmentally friendly acts and a person's wellbeing have been found.
Dog Flowers

Pet Safe Flowers To Brighten Up Your Garden This Summer 

For those of us with pets, it’s important to know which flowers are safe to have around the house in case our furry friends decide to do what animals do best and eat something they shouldn’t. 

With Rising Prices, Here Are Some Ways To Save For Easter Activities

Last year, Americans spent over $21 billion on Easter, and with prices rising due to inflation and the Ukraine conflict, it's looking like 2022 will trump that number. However, you shouldn't fret: there are more than enough ways to save money while adding some creativity and fun to your planned Easter activities.
Fashion Designer

Alexa Chung Announces The Closing Of Her Fashion Label Due To ‘Challenging’ Conditions 

Celebrity TV presenter and influencer Alexa Chung has announced that she is closing her fashion label of the same name after five years.

Real Estate News

Housing Market

With Rising Mortgage Rates, Housing Market Sees A Cooldown

With raised interest rates, a once-flaming housing market is starting to slow down, and fast. According to RE/Max, home sales for the month decreased less than 1% over March while dropping 12.8% year-over-year, while inventory saw a month-over-month increase of 11.5%.

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Montana

Study Shows ‘Yellowstone’ Show Has Had Giant Impact On Montana Economy, Real Estate

A study found that Paramount's popular "Yellowstone" show has greatly helped both the economy and real estate industry in Montana, as ranch properties are seeing their values soar. Meanwhile, the overall population growth has shot up thanks to the state's amazing scenery and isolation.
Versace

Gianni Versace’s New York Mansion Now On Sale For $70 Million

Gianni Versace’s former Manhattan townhouse has officially hit the market at the luxury price of $70 million. Versace originally bought the mansion back in 1995 and fully refurbished the interior.

According To Report, Real Estate Closing Costs See Rise In 2021

According to a April 21 report by CoreLogic's ClosingCorp, real estate closing costs rose by 13.4% in 2021, which moved the average extra fees for a single-family home to around $6,905 when including transfer taxes. The average U.S. home price also increased by more than $50,000 last year.

Virtual Real Estate Marketplace Launching In Metaverse 

Origin is a technology company that is gearing up to launch a virtual real estate marketplace in the metaverse that can be done across multiple blockchains. Origin is providing a singular marketplace for users to buy, sell, and trade land in the metaverse, as well as physical homes sold as NFTs. 

Science News

Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI Mission Set To Explore Venus In 2029 

NASA’s DAVINCI mission to Venus is scheduled to launch in 2029. In a new paper from the Planetary Science Journal, details are shared of the upcoming mission which aims to shed new light on the potential habitable past for the planet. 

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Child Vaccine

FDA Says Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Safe And Effective For Children Under 5

Staff for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said on Sunday that the Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech is safe and effective for children under the age of 5.
Meteor

US Military Records Confirm An Interstellar Meteor Collided With Earth In 2014

According to a recently released document from the United States Space Command, researchers discovered an interstellar meteor hit Earth in 2014. An interstellar meteor is a space rock that originated from outside of our solar system, making it extremely rare for any of them to make contact with our planet. 

Individuals With Psychiatric Conditions More Likely To Catch Covid-19

According to a new psychiatric study, individuals diagnosed with a psychiatric condition are more likely to catch Covid-19 after being fully vaccinated. The study reviewed health records of more than 260,000 individuals from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

China Gearing Up To Conduct Asteroid Deflection Tests In 2025

China is currently drafting a planetary defense plan that will aim to alter the orbit of a potentially threatening asteroid. The plan involves a kinetic impactor test that will help researchers develop new systems to counter potential threats posed by asteroids.

Sports News

Celtics

Boston Celtics Complete Comeback As They Steal Game 1 Of NBA Finals Away From Golden State Warriors

Facing a 12 point deficit at the start of the fourth quarter, the Boston Celtics roared to life, scoring 40 points in the final 12 minutes to overcome the Golden State Warriors, 120-108, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Helping Boston was their terrific three-point shooting (21-for-41).

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Football

Jimbo Fisher Fires Back At Nick Saban: ‘Some People Think They’re God’

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher has fired back at comments made by Alabama head coach Nick Saban saying that Texas A&M "bought every player" in their 2022 recruiting class, which is being hailed as the best class in the era of recruiting rankings.
Tom Brady

Tom Brady To Join Fox Sports As Lead NFL Analyst Following Career

Following his playing career, quarterback Tom Brady will be joining Fox Sports as their lead NFL analyst. While the terms of Brady's contract were not disclosed, the New York Post reported it to be a 10-year, $375 million deal, making him the top annually paid sports broadcaster.

NBA Playoff Preview: Suns Look For Finals Redemption, While It’s Anyone’s Game In The East

The NBA playoffs begin Saturday, with plenty of teams vying for a championship. Among the intriguing first-round matchups include the Boston Celtics against the Brooklyn Nets, who are hoping to have their big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons finally together.

DeShaun Watson And His Ground-Breaking Deal Amid Hot Topics At NFL Owners Meetings

The NFL owners meetings have seen a number of topics discussed, with the most heated being Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson and his fully guaranteed $230 million contract. Watson's deal — despite his legal troubles — could forever change the league's financial structure.

Technology News

Blizzard Workers Create First Union At A Big U.S. Video Game Company

19 quality assurance workers at Raven Software, a division of American video game publisher Activision Blizzard, have successfully voted to unionize, marking the first labor union at a major U.S. video game company. Backed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA), three of the 21 total workers voted against the union.

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Apple’s New iOS 16 Transforms The Texting Game With Edit, Unsend Features

At WWDC, Apple showed off their new iOS 16, which will hit iPhones this fall. Among the updates include changes to iMessaging, which will allow users to unsend and edit text messages for up to 15 minutes after they're originally sent. The lock screen will also undergo major developments.

Elon Musk’s Acquisition Of Twitter Raises Questions About Platform’s Future

With Elon Musk's $44 billion purchase of Twitter, plenty of questions have arisen regarding what the SpaceX and Tesla CEO plans to do with the company in regards to bots, free speech, and montezation.

Instagram Now Allowing All Users To Tag Products As Ads In Posts

Instagram is now allowing all users to tag products in their posts, enabling any photo to act as an advertisement. Originally this feature was only available for content creators who make their income by selling products through their Instagram posts.
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Russia Blocks Google News, Citing “Unreliable Information”

Russia's communication, information technology, and mass media regulator Roskomnadzor has blocked Google News, accusing them of promoting “unreliable information” in regards to the invasion of Ukraine according to Interfax. Google has previously all commercial activity in the country.

Travel News

Summer Travel

Sticker Shock Could Be A Problem For Increased Summer Travelers

While travel this summer is expected to be booming due to easing pandemic restrictions, prices will also be sky-high. According to travel-data firm Hopper, domestic roundtrip flights are averaging $400, 24% higher than in 2019 and 45% higher than this time in 2021.

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Airlines Set To Cancel Thousands Of Flights Due To Staffing Shortage

Due to a pilot shortage, airlines have had to endure sizeable hits to their flight schedules. Southwest Airlines has cancelled 20,000 flights from June to Labor Day, while Delta Airlines has stated it will be cutting 100 daily flights from July 1 to Aug. 7. While rules are being loosened to help buffen the workforce, it doesn't look like a quick fix.
Airport TSA

TSA Warns Of Travel ‘Hiccups For Very, Very Busy Summer’

David Pekoske, the nation’s TSA chief, and airport and airline leaders throughout the nation have stated that there will be inevitable “hiccups” this summer, as the agency is expecting the largest airport passenger crowds since the Covid-19 pandemic first began. 
Airbnb

Airbnb Cracks Down On Memorial Day, Fourth Of July Parties With Restrictions

Airbnb has announced that they're instituting strict-anti party measures for the Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends in order to cut down on unauthorized parties. Guests without a positive review history will be unable to rent one-night rentals during those weekends, while two-day rentals will see restrictions as well.

CDC Adds No New Destinations To Highest Travel Risk Category, Though Airfare Set To Rise

For the first time in months, the CDC has not added any new destinations to its "very high" risk category of travel. The absence of additions is a welcome sight to a category that currently contains 115 destinations, which includes popular tourist spots like France, Turkey, and Spain.