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The FDA Hopes A Picture Really Is Worth 1000 Words In New Proposed Anti-Smoking Effort

The Food and Drug Administration has proposed for the use of graphic images portraying the negative effects of smoking on cigarette packages. This is part of a greater effort that the FDA has been working on for years involving graphic content to “scare” smokers into quitting. 
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Finnish Study Reveals Potential of Apps to Inspire Healthy Lifestyle

A study conducted by the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, through its StopDia program, and published by Science Daily showed promising results when it comes to using apps to promote healthy lifestyle changes, particularly in people who are susceptible to developing type-2 diabetes.
Yelp

Yelp to Introduce Personalized Recommendations

The popular website and app Yelp has long been used as a source for those interested in checking out new eateries and shops. And the app is about to become even more useful, as Yelp has announced they would overhaul the app to customize recommendations based on a user’s profile.
Monopoly

Hasbro Buys Death Row Records: How The Toy Industry Is Making Their Comeback

Hasbro wants toys to truly matter again. In today’s modern age, it seems like kids are no longer playing with dolls and race cars, but instead playing on the touch screens that are put in front of them from an early age. 
Traveler

Solo Travel: An Opportunity to Discover Yourself

The idea is that travelling alone will force you to immerse yourself in an unfamiliar environment, create new connections, and learn about yourself as you discover your capacity for self-reliance and adventure.
Great Barrier Reef

Mother Nature Joins Effort To Save The Great Barrier Reef, But She Needs Our Help

After a massive underwater volcano eruption in the Pacific ocean, a giant raft of pumice began floating en route to Australia’s Coast. Pumice is volcanic rock that is made up of dust or powder that is packed together and consists of a rough textured volcanic glass.

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Astronaut

Famous Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield Offers Self-Isolation Tips During Coronavirus Pandemic

Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who’s always had an extreme passion for sharing his extensive knowledge with the public on all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
China vs Japan

Tensions Increase Between China and Japan Over East China Sea

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China has hit the headlines again this week after they announced they had renamed some undersea features in the East China Sea, an area that is hotly disputed and has stirred up the tension.
New Zealand Police

Police Officer Shot And Killed In New Zealand

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June 18 saw shocking scenes in New Zealand’s capital Auckland after two officers were shot during a routine traffic stop and the culprit escaped capture for a day.
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UK Sees Coronavirus Threat Reduced From Level 4 To Level 3

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Although the number of confirmed covid-19 cases has increased in six states, prompting Anthony Fauci to warn Americans that the country is “still in the first wave” of the pandemic.
Spain

Spain Welcomes Tourists As It Ends Coronavirus State Of Emergency

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Spain officially ended its national state of emergency this past Sunday (June 21st) after spending the past three months in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. News

White House

Trump Losing Major Support For His Handling Of Covid-19 and 'Black Lives Matter' Protests

As the United States battles two major pandemics, the coronavirus and systematic racism, the citizens of America are condemning president Trump for his complacency in both of these health crises that are killing thousands of Americans in very different ways.
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Governors Blame Covid-19 Surge On Increased Testing

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After it was announced that Covid-19 cases had again spiked in both Florida and Texas last week, the states’ Republican governors both placed the blame on increased testing.
White House

Trump Signs Executive Order On Police Reform

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President Donald Trump has signed an executive order introducing a number of police reforms as he looks to address the national outcry over police brutality as well as social injustice.
Signing Petition

2 Million People Sign Petition Demanding 'Justice For Elijah McClain' A Year After His Death

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Nearly 2 million people have now signed a petition demanding that the investigation of the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain be reopened. McClain suffered a heart attack after Aurora police officers forcefully held him on the ground for 15 minutes and paramedics gave him a dosage of ketamine as sedative. 
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Theodore Roosevelt Statue To Be Removed From The Museum Of Natural History Steps In NYC

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The statue of President Theodore Roosevelt that’s currently erected in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be removed, according to a statement from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office.

Business News

Streaming Service

Quibi's Rise And Immediate Fall In The Steaming Industry

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman were the two billionaires that launched Quibi, an experimental new entertainment streaming service that was meant to offer celebrity-filled fragmented “quick bite” shows; hence the name Quibi.
Disneyland Entrance

Not Everyone Is Happy That Disneyland Is To Reopen

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One of the first global organizations to close in the early stages of coronavirus was the Disney Corporation with theme parks in Hong Kong and Shanghai closing in January followed by full closure of all parks.
Pay App

German Payment Company Sees Large Drop In Shares

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Shares in German payment company Wirecard have continued to drop with the company’s chief executive Markus Braun claiming the company could even be a victim of ‘considerable fraud.’

Indonesia’s Gojek Gains Further Investment From Big Business

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Gojek, Indonesia’s ‘ride-hailing’ start-up, have announced they want to help small businesses move online and in doing so, will help reduce the gap between themselves and global companies.
Target Store

Target, Costco, And Other Major Retailers Gearing Up To Reopen To The Public

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Stores and businesses that have been deemed as “essential” within the past few months are beginning to take steps to return to a life of normalcy.

Culture News

Transgender Flag

Massive Protests Erupt In Response To Multiple Murders Of Black Transgender Women In America

Riah Milton was 25 and Dominique Fells was 27; both were black trans women, and both were murdered. The two victims were discovered a couple of weeks ago within the same week of eachother in what advocacy groups are calling the latest deaths in an epidemic facing transgender people; but more specifically black trans women.
Edward Colston Statue

The UK’s Symbols of Slavery Are Being Torn Down

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Protests against racial injustice and the supporting movements such as Black Lives Matter have spread across the globe. In the UK, one of the manifestations has been the removal of statues.
Fathers Day

History Of Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is fast approaching. It is celebrated each year on the third Sunday in June, landing this year on Sunday the 21st of June.
Books

Anti-Racism Further Reading

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The death of George Floyd on the 25th of May shook the world. It has and has sparked monumental protests globally, bringing with it important and longstanding conversations on the overarching issue of racism.
Fashion Mask

Facemasks – The New Fashion Trend?

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The Centre for Disease control advised in recent weeks that facemasks should be worn to help slow the spread of coronavirus. They should be used in public settings in case a person has the virus but is asymptomatic, to protect others and lower the risk of infections.

Entertainment News

Police

'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' Returns With A Passionate Message About Police Brutality

Trevor Noah has joined a slew of other late night hosts who have begun using their daily platform to speak up against the current injustices America is facing as it endures two major pandemics: the coronavirus and racism.
London Opera Theater

Entertainment Venues in England Prepare For July 4th Opening

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The UK government has announced that selected entertainment venues in England can officially reopen for business on July 4th, providing they are able to adhere to social distancing and safety measures.
Drive in Movie

UK Entertainment Companies Introduces Drive in Movies For The Summer

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Raise your hand if going to a drive-in cinema, like the nostalgic days of 1950’s America, is on your bucket list. In the UK, this dwindling American pastime, has never really been widely available to the discontent of many.
Disneyland Sign

Disneyland Will Delay Reopening Amid Rising Covid-19 Numbers

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Disneyland is among the many parks and establishments throughout the US that are shutting down again after making plans to reopen by the end of July.
Retro Microphone

‘Forces Sweetheart’ Dame Vera Lynn Dies Aged 103

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Wartime singer Dame Vera Lynn who became known as the ‘forces sweetheart’ has died at the age of 103. Dame Lynn remained widely respected by both older and younger military personnel.

Health News

California Coronavirus

California Governor Prepares For Second Statewide Lockdown Amid Spikes In Covid-19 Cases

California Governor Gavin Newsom claims that the state is setting daily records this week for new cases of Covid-19.
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WHO Releases Warning as Coronavirus Cases Surge Worldwide

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Despite some claiming that the coronavirus pandemic is starting to ease, the World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that in fact, the virus is continuing to spread throughout many countries.
Hydroxychloroquine

US Government Stuck With 63 Million Doses Of Hydroxychloroquine

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has this week revoked permission for hydroxychloroquine to be distributed to treat coronavirus patients.
Florida State Coronavirus

Florida Continues To Report Massive Spikes In Covid-19 Case Numbers

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Florida was one of the states that recently lifted its coronavirus lockdown, it’s also one of the states that’s seeing a massive surge in new Covid-19 cases due to that premature reopening
White Pill

Dexamethasone Proves To Be Lifesaving In Fight Against Coronavirus

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The cheap and widely available drug dexamethasone can be used to help save the lives of the sickest Covid-19 patients, according to experts in the UK.

Lifestyle News

Black Lives Matter Poster

'They're Finally Starting To Get It': Angela Davis Reflects On Her 50-Year Fight For Racial Justice

Angela Davis famously gave an interview in 1972 from her cell in a California state prison and during, viewers claim she branded herself as an intellectual individual who represented millions of other black american women who simply wanted to be seen as human beings.
Pandemic Anxiety

Coping With Anxiety When Leaving The Home

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Much of the global population has been forced into lockdown due to the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst many countries are looking to ‘re-open’ and ease lockdown procedures.
Man Cave

Man Caves and She Sheds Become The New Way To Socialize at Home During Lockdown

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Many of us missing the social aspects of fine dining and packed pubs, how have we adjusted at home and taken matters into our own hands.
American Police

Seattle Police Want To Return To Vacated Precinct Located In 'Autonomous Zone'

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Seattle’s Mayor, Jenny Durkan, has addressed the group of protesters who have an established autonomous zone in the city's Capitol Hill neighborhood this week, and told them all that “it’s time for people to go home.”
Bored Business Man

Understanding Boredom

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Although much of the world is emerging from lockdown, it may still take some time before life gets completely back to normal.

Real Estate News

COVID-19 Real Estate

College Students Organize Rent Strike Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

One University of London student recently told the story of how he and 200 other fellow students are currently involved in a rent strike due to their inability to afford housing amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
Climate Real Estate

How The Housing Sector Could Adopt A Green Future

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The impact of the coronavirus crisis has taken its toll on society and experts predict that the global economy will continue to shrink.
Working from Home Office

Home Offices To Become The Norm in Property Listings as Coronavirus Lockdown Measures Ease

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Following Facebook CEO Mark Zuckenber’s revelations that around 50% of the company’s employees could be working remotely within the next 5-10 years.
Germany Coronavirus

Germany Reinstates Lockdown Procedures After 1,500+ New Cases Of Covid-19

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Germany is currently enduring a nasty new outbreak of coronavirus cases that are stemming from the country’s massive meat processing industry.
Indoor Herb Garden

Growing Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

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Whether or not you have a green thumb in the garden, cultivating your own herb garden in your kitchen can be a great project to undertake.

Science News

Apocalypse Movie Fans Are Better Equipped To Cope With The Covid-19 Pandemic

Researchers have found that individuals who are fans of apocalyptic movies are more resilient and prepared when it comes to the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Planting Tree

Climate Change: Tree Planting Campaigns Could Be Causing More Harm Than Good

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Climate change is an ongoing issue that needs to be urgently faced by governments all around the world. The simple act of planting trees to help the environment is not the solution to climate change.
Vaccine Syringe

Dr. Fauci Worried Covid-19 Vaccine Won't Lead To Herd Immunity In America

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says that he would definitely settle for a Covid-19 vaccine that’s only 75% effective as a means of slowing down the spread of the virus, however, will Americans even want to take it?
Wind Turbine

International Energy Agency Releases A Blueprint For A Green Economic Recovery

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When the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the world, many governments had to reduce or pause a large portion of their working economies.
Protective Face Mask

Scientists Offer Advice On What To Look For In A Face Mask

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Face masks have become a mandatory addition to everyone's wardrobe as the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sports News

Brooklyn Nets

Kyrie Irving Among Players Refusing To Play 2020 NBA Season Amid Covid-19 And Social Justice Movements

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is leading a player movement to skip the NBA’s restart of the 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic and multiple protests regarding issues of social justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Manchester United

English Soccer Player Forces UK Government Into U-Turn

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Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has led a successful campaign to force the UK government into a U-turn over the decision to not provide families with free school meals over the summer holidays.
Hockey Stadium

Amazon Renames Seattle NHL Stadium 'Climate Pledge Arena' In New Green Initiative

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Amazon has officially secured the naming rights for Seattle’s downtown arena that will be the home for the city's new NHL team as well as the WNBA’s Storm team.
Football Arena

Trump And Goodell In Favour Of Kaepernick Return

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President Donald Trump has this week announced that he is in favour of a return to the NFL for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Football Player

Gronkowski Replaces High School Football Gear Lost In Fire

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New Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has replaced a high school football equipment shed and all of its contents after being lost in a fire.

Technology News

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Jeff Bezos Returns To Manage Day-To-Day Operations At Amazon During Pandemic

As one could imagine, orders for Amazon have reached some record highs during this quarantine, and as those order numbers are increasing, so is the amount of warehouse staff walkouts/strikes against the trillion-dollar company and it’s billionaire CEO.
Artificial Intelligence

Australian Government To Invest $19 Million In Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Research

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The Australian government announced this week that it will be investing $19 million into artificial intelligence-based health care research projects that are designed to prevent, diagnose, and treat a range of health conditions.
Woman with Coronavirus Tracking

UK Adopts The Google-Apple Coronavirus Tracing App

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In order to combat the coronavirus crisis many governments have adopted or are developing contact-tracing technology and strategies.
Twitter

Twitter Removes Thousands of Accounts Linked to China Influence Campaign

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The social media platform Twitter has removed 170,000 accounts linking to China, that engage with various manipulative and coordinated activities.
Apple Software

Apple Announces New Software Updates With Pandemic In Mind

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Apple held their annual developer presentation this week and brought a slew of new products to make users' lives much easier while they’re stuck at home.

Travel News

Violin

The Story Of Milli Violini And The Miming Orchestra

At just 21-years-old, Hindman was living alone in New York and paying for her Columbia University tuition by selling her own eggs. She’s always played the violin, but was originally studying to be a war correspondent.
Coronavirus Mask

Three States Implement Quarantine Procedures

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This week it has emerged that several states across the country have seen a large increase in the numbers of positive cases of coronavirus.
Sunset at Airport

Aviation Industry Fights Back Against Coronavirus

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The current coronavirus pandemic has seen the majority of the world’s borders close to all but essential travel, with many citizens worldwide living under their country’s lockdown orders at some point over the last six months.
Fireworks

Major US Cities Making Adjustments To Their Fourth Of July Firework Displays

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The Fourth of July is often celebrated with backyard barbecues, American flags, and of course, fireworks. However, this year the coronavirus pandemic has created a major obstacle for many fourth of July celebrations.
Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Reopens And Business Is Booming Again

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After more than 70 days of closed restaurants and casinos, no tourists and a deserted Las Vegas Boulevard, the start of June saw Sin City finally reopen for business.