Naomi Osaka honored with doll as Barbie celebrates 60th birthday

(CNN)Two grand slam titles, the world No. 1 spot and now Naomi Osaka has been honored by Barbie. She said: “Recently a lot of parents have been coming up to me and telling me that their kids look up to me, those words literally blew me away. I was honestly so shocked and felt this huge responsibility because I remember how important my role models are. “Fast forward a few days and I’m here at Indian Wells, I see all these kids that look so happy to see me and they ask for pictures and autographs … Honestly I wanted to cry because my heart feels so full in these moments and I realize that it isn’t just about tennis, …

Hannity’s laughable Trump-Reagan comparison on summit

(CNN)Hours after the Hanoi Summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un melted down, the President’s defenders were pushing a face-saving historic parallel by drawing comparisons to Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1986 impasse at Reykjavik, Iceland, which was later seen as a turning point in the Cold War. The Republican rule still seems to be: When in doubt, cite Reagan. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Again, no deal is better than a bad deal. With the explosive Michael Cohen hearings occurring in the US, there must have been a temptation to draw media attention away from the serious accusations leveled by the president’s former enforcer. Trump ultimately resisted that …

Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes the self-deprecating route to entertain Gridiron guests

(CNN)Sen. Amy Klobuchar addressed the quirkiest story to emerge about her since she announced her presidential candidacy right out of the gate. She went after another elephant in the room by addressing media reports claiming she often berated her staff. “So when Jerry called me about tonight, he asked, ‘Do you need a microphone or do you just prefer to yell at everyone?’” she said. “I said microphone,” Klobuchar deadpanned. Klobuchar was invited to address the annual white-tie, invitation-only affair hosted by Washington’s journalism establishment, along with her Republican colleague, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana. A relative newcomer to the Congress, Kennedy’s folksy, quick-witted sound bites have garnered attention. In a town known for its backbiting politics rather than its …

Millions of people may be giving away their privacy through ancestry tests

What a novel idea.Image: Paul Bradbury / getty Cash hasn’t been dethroned, yet.  In the age of Square, Apple Pay, and Amazon Go, buying a sandwich or beer with paper money may feel like a throwback to simpler, neolithic times. But on Feb. 27, Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a bill requiring that stores accept cash. So those times are guaranteed at least a temporary reprieve from an otherwise looming extinction.  That is a very good thing. SEE ALSO: A judge can order you to use this app to deal with your ex The bill, which takes effect July 1, represents the first time a major U.S. city has codified into law the requirement for most businesses to …

Ive Known I Wanted To Be An Artist Since I Was 2, Here Is What Ive Drawn By Age 16

My name is Dusan Krtolica, I am 16 years old and I live in Serbia. Drawing is my greatest passion, and I find my inspiration in nature. I am mostly fascinated by animals and their great diversity, as well as their amazing ability to adapt to living in many different environments. I started drawing when I was 2 years old. To this day, I had 6 solo exhibitions and participated in many TV shows where I talked about my work. When I was 13 years old I wrote and illustrated an My drawing at 9 years old My drawing at 12 years old

Guy Reveals That He Secretly Broke Up His Wifes Sister And Her Abusive Husband

Image credits: istockphoto/visionchina  (Not the actual photo) “She was posting on the relationship advice subreddit. Her (now ex-) husband was abusive. We’d known something was off about him, but couldn’t really put our finger on it. I created another account that I only accessed from incognito mode to send her encouragement to leave, and to ask her family or friends (but kinda steered her towards us) for help.” People instantly started applauding the anonymous hero According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are important public health problems that have an enormous and long term physical and mental health impact on victims.” A few years ago, the organization Turns out, intimate partner …

Russian Blogger Makes Parodies Out Of Celebrity Photos, And More Than 20,000 Followers On Instagram Approve

From time to time, while scrolling our Instagram or Facebook feeds, we come across some pictures of celebrities that just seem… too much. In most cases, we might just laugh it off, share it with our friends and move on, however, this hilarious blogger decided to take it to the next level. Yuriy Isterika is a fascinating character who shares his wholesome parodies on Instagram. He uses everything that comes to hand in order to create ‘improved’ versions of famous celebrities. Even though his ‘artwork’ mainly consists of Russian celebrities, every once in a while, he creates parodies of celebrities which are well-known worldwide. Everything started when Yuriy accidentally noticed a photo of two famous Russian stars. One of the …

High school seniors shovel neighbor’s driveway at 4:30 a.m. so she could make it to her dialysis

(CNN)When the weather forecast called for up to eight inches of snow in their New Jersey community, brothers Brian and Patrick Lanigan immediately thought of their neighbor Natalie Blair. Knowing time was of the essence, Patrick opened up his contact list and started reaching out to friends to help out. Four of his fellow Parsippany High School seniors answered the call and volunteered to spend the night at the Lanigan house just to wake up and start shoveling at 4:30 a.m. With everyone working together, it took less than 30 minutes to clear the fresh fallen snow. While they hoped the storm would force their town to cancel classes, they ended up with a two-hour delayed opening, giving them just …

Trump-Kim summit fizzles; AB InBev surges; US GDP

London (CNN Business)1. Trump-Kim summit fizzles: Global stock markets dipped Thursday as investors reacted to negative economic data in Asia and the abrupt end of talks between the United States and North Korea. South Korea’s benchmark Kospi index closed down 1.8% after the summit in Hanoi ended without a joint agreement on North Korea’s nuclear program. Some investors had bet that improved relations between North Korea and the rest of the world would mean new business for regional infrastructure and mining companies. That now looks less likely. Shares in Yong Pyong Resorts, which builds ski resorts and gold courses, fell 25% in Seoul. Sungshin Cement stock dropped 20% and Dohwa Engineering dropped 26%. Mining company Ilshin Stone saw its shares …

How to Set up your own money making system packed with HD Video Courses

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How rubber chickens and wind-up teeth can motivate workers

(CNN)Employees need to feel appreciated and know that their work matters. On each trinket he would write a personalized note aboutwhy the employee was receiving the accolade. Sometimes it was for quality food preparation. Other times it was for outstanding company serviceor leadership on project. The award also came with a cash bonus, which started at $100. “You have to be very specific with what the person has tangibly done and how it is contributing to the success of the organization. It has to be purposeful.” As CEO of Yum! Brands, which operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza HutTen, Novak was using the chattering teeth to reward employees and increased the cash bonuses to $300. And the recognition culture was …

Afghanistan donates $1 million to UN agency for Palestinians

Turkey’s foreign minister, who hosted the meeting, congratulated Afghanistan for the donation. Mevlut Cavusoglu said that despite the hardships suffered by the Afghan people, their country has shown “the most beautiful example of international brotherhood with its noble act.” Cavusoglu added that UNRWA would need more support in the future and promised Turkey would increase its aid to Palestinians. Last August, the Trump administration announced it was cutting U.S. funding for the agency. Trending in World Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Zoo Deploys Motion-Activated Giant Tortoise Showers And Fairy Penguin Foot Assessors

Keepers at Melbourne Zoo have been waiting seven years for their giant tortoises to breed. Now they are hoping some bathroom sexy times will do the trick, installing a shower the tortoises can turn on by themselves to see if Aldabrachelys gigantea find a freshly washed companion an aphrodisiac.  Zoos don’t have a great history when it comes to animal welfare, but today many are willing to go to great lengths to ensure their inhabitants’ health and comfort. For Melbourne Zoo that increasingly involves technological innovations, rolling out first-of-a-kind facilities tailored to suit specific inhabitants. Fresh from the announcement this year of a reptile swim-gym, the two latest examples are a tortoise shower and a foot-checker for the little penguins. …

Luke Perry’s ‘90210’ & ‘Riverdale’ Families React To His Death – Perez Hilton

As we reported, the 90210 alum I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later. 💔 A post shared by Marisol Nichols (@marisolnichols) on Mar 4, 2019 at 12:03pm PST Executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter spoke out about the devastating death as well, sharing in a statement: Riverdale So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he’d call me and we’d talk about…everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. 💔 A post shared by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (@writerras) on Mar 4, 2019 at 11:30am PST Read the reactions from Perry’s formercostars (below):  Gabrielle Carteris wrote: “Dearest Luke- …

Costumes Galore Grace The Carnival Stage In Rio De Janeiro

Buda Mendes via Getty Images Members of the Viradouro samba school perform.           Buda Mendes via Getty Images Members of Viradouro perform.      Buda Mendes via Getty Images Percussion queen Viviane Araujo of Salgueiro performs. Buda Mendes via Getty Images Percussion queen Raissa Machado of Viradouro performs.     MAURO PIMENTEL via Getty Images Members of the Beija-Flor samba school perform.     Pilar Olivares/Reuters Revelers from Beija-Flor perform.     CARL DE SOUZA via Getty Images A member of Viradouro performs.     Pilar Olivares/Reuters A reveler from Imperatriz Leopoldinense performs.     MAURO PIMENTEL via Getty Images Members of Salgueiro perform.     Silvia Izquierdo/AP Performers from Salgueiro take part in the parade. …