When Swimming As a Muslim Woman Becomes A Political Act

Photos by Kholood Eid LONG BRANCH, N.J. –– Manar Hussein stood in the sand and faced the blue Atlantic Ocean, as the water hit her toes over and over in waves. The 27-year-old Muslim woman had not been to the beach in years, despite living in a state with over 40 beaches. Ever since she started wearing a hijab as a teenager, she never went swimming. Until now. Dressed in the new burkini she bought earlier this year — black leggings, a bright pink long-sleeved swim tunic, topped with a built-in black hijab — Hussein pushed away her fears and looked ahead, ready for the muscle memory to kick in. She tried not to pay attention to fellow swimmers nearby. …

Justice Dept. Under Fire For Allegedly Sending Staff Link To White Nationalist Site

Justice Department is under fire for allegedly including a link to a white nationalist website in its daily news briefing emailed to immigration court employees on Monday. BuzzFeed News, one included a link to VDare.com, which is described by the In a letter obtained by HuffPost, Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, told DOJ on Thursday that the union had “received numerous complaints from judges across the nation who found the blog post offensive” and felt it signified “a hostile work environment.” “VDare’s use of the term in a pejorative manner casts Jewish history in a negative light as an Anti-Semitic trope of Jews seeking power and control,” she added. On Friday, EOIR assistant press secretary Kathryn …

‘Our dad is dead’: the families left behind after police shootings

This week, a police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner was fired. For most families of African American men killed by police, even partial closure proves terribly elusive In America, there is a common conversation between black parents and their children, long known as the talk. It is about what to do when approached by a police officer. How to talk. How to act. How, simply, to survive. In recent years, high-profile killings of black men and boys have brought the talk to national attention. It has become part of discussion of the inequalities of race, of the problem of police brutality itself. For most black families, the talk is a choice, a just-in-case, a part of raising …

The new mobile phone scam delivering a problem

Tricking you The scam involves crooks ordering and then attempting to intercept – or trick you into handing over – high-value packages. It usually happens when criminals somehow manage to get hold of your personal details to place the order. It can be one consequence of identity theft, for instance. ‘My mother lost £14,000 in a direct debit fraud’ Scam victims to be refunded by banks Number spoofing crackdown to prevent fraud If the crooks fail to intercept the delivery in the street, they often pose as a courier and try to collect the “wrongly delivered” item from your house. One victim, who did not want to be named, told the BBC: “After it happened to us, we were worried …

Trump’s China trade war spirals as 2020 looms

Washington (CNN)The dangerous new twist in the tariff war between the United States and China will heap ominous pressure on the global economy at a moment when it is already struggling in the undertow of their trade superpower showdown. “This has become a process without a clear objective and without a clear strategy and without a clear endpoint,” said Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council. “And it’s being played out in much worsening global economic circumstances. It is more uncertainty heaped upon already existing uncertainty.” The President’s remark that trade wars are “good and easy to win” in 2018 is now looking even more ill-advised and leaves Trump looking as though he engineered a showdown with a rising …

Disney Gets Accused Of Stealing The Idea For Lion King From Kimba The White Lion And Some Frame-By-Frame Comparisons Are Convincing

Kimba the White Lion (Jungle Emperor) is a Japanese series created by Osamu Tezuka which was published in the Manga Shōnen magazine from November 1950 to April 1954. An anime based on the manga was broadcasted on TV from 1965 to 1967. told HuffPost Entertainment. Over the years, Sito has worked on such classic Disney movies as the before-mentioned Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and, of course, The Lion King. “I mean, the artists working on the film, if they grew up in the ’60s, they probably saw Kimba. I mean, I watched Kimba when I was a kid in the ’60s, and I think in the recesses of my memory, we’re aware of it but I don’t think anybody consciously thought, ‘Let’s rip off Kimba.” Eventually, the studio’s denial …

Girl Openly Flirts With Her Oblivious Crush, And Its Hilarious How He Doesnt Get The Not-So-Subtle Hints

Some people can’t take a hint. No matter how openly you flirt with them, they’re hopeless. When a girl named Kuda tried to tell her neighbor that she liked him and wanted him to come over, he just couldn’t understand what she was driving at. The girl then used increasingly less subtle hints, but couldn’t get it through her crush’s thick skull. Eventually, her patience ran out, so she finally told the guy directly — he finally got what she was on about! However, some believe that Kuda’s behavior could be considered a form of ‘harassment.’ Some internet users suggested that Kuda would be in a lot of trouble if she were a man, and kept persistently hinting for her neighbor …

17-Year-Old Makes Hilarious TikTok Video Of Her Cat Dancing To Mr. Sandman And 1.5 Million People Love It

TikTok provided a great platform for many viral memes. One of them – lipsyncing the 1954 Mr. Sandman song by the Chordettes with the nine-camera split filter. The trend was started a couple of months ago by the user Jade Taylor-Ryan, a 17-year-old from Canada, posted a video of her cat, Ed, clapping, spinning and swirling away to the tune of Mr. Sandman. Jade told Bored Panda that he cat name is “inspired by Ed Sheeran because they have the same hair colour!” and he is 4 years old. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ed 😺 (@thesandmancat) on

50 Times Hotels Surprised Everyone With Their Creativity (New Pics)

Customers should be treated like kings and queens. They should be pampered, treated to large doses of good humor, and given creative quality of life upgrades that make all the difference. This is the philosophy some hotels have. And it’s obvious how much they love their guests. Some hotels go the extra mile to make their customers’ stay that much more pleasant. From bed forts and ‘spouse disposal units’ to hilarious menus and tiny takeaway bags for tiny soap, these are the things that make you want to visit again and again. Bored Panda created this awesome list of clever ideas and unique touches that hotels have introduced. These will bring a smile to your face, give you a hearty …

My 40 Wholesome And Funny Comics Inspired By My Relationship With My Fianc

I started Wyatt & Blu because I was following a few webcomic artists before, and after a while, decided I wanted to make one myself. The strips are largely inspired by my daily life, relationship with my fiancé and what’s generally happening in the world. The strips are light-hearted and have a mix of everyday humor, romance, and good vibes. I’ve put together a collection of 73 strips from the past year here. More info: Facebook | twitter.com #1 3 reply View More Replies… #3 0 reply #5 10 reply View More Replies… #7 6 reply 11 reply 9 reply #11 1 reply #13 6 reply #15 6 reply #17 9 reply View More Replies… #19 16 reply #21 11 …

My 13 Wholesome Comics About Cats And Dogs

Hello! My name is Beanie and I’m an artist who draws comics about my life and my obsession with dogs (and cats!). Pets make our lives brighter and I love capturing cute moments with them that I notice in real life. I do not have a pet of my own currently but I really want a dog so I am always on the lookout for cute dogs on the street. I draw comics about the ones I see around as well as the wonderful pets I used to have growing up. I really hope to get my own pup one day and draw comics about them too. Please check out my Instagram for more! Instagram | The tragedy of accidentally …

Raw Photoshoot Of Woman Preparing To Battle Breast Cancer As Husband Shaves Off Her Hair Goes Viral

The Arkansas photographer’s post has received more than 209K reactions and 215K shares in less than a day, and people from all over the world are sending the couple their best wishes. Image credits: Image credits: According to Image credits: Image credits: People who are having chemotherapy, can experience both gradual and dramatic hair loss: clumps in their hairbrush, handfuls in the tub drain or on their pillow. “Whichever way it happens, it’s startling and depressing, and [people] will need a lot of support during this time.” Image credits: Image credits: And while some chemotherapy drugs affect only the hair on a person’s head, others cause the loss of eyebrows and eyelashes, pubic hair, and hair on their legs, arms, or …

Guy With Depression Shares The Hidden Messages His GF Leaves For Him, And 292k People Love Them

AshciR’s incredible story touched a lot of internet users’ hearts and it went viral. It racked up over More info: AshciR AshciR AshciR His girlfriend is very kind-hearted and has a good sense of humor AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR AshciR explains that SAD is a “subtype of depression or bipolar disorder that occurs and ends around the same time every year.” While SAD mostly starts in autumn, there are cases when people suffer from it even in spring or summer. Around 1 in 20 people living in the United States experience seasonal depression; and around 80% of those affected by SAD are women. This type of depression occurs when you get very little sunlight. Naturally, …

45 Funny Times The Comments Were Better Than Our Pictures

We all know that the comment section under any post on the Internet can easily turn into a dark place. From people going wild over someone’s opinion they don’t agree with, to completely pointless and highly unnecessary insults – it’s easy to notice how rude we often treat each other online. However, let’s not ‘cancel’ the comments section just yet, instead let’s celebrate the commenters who manage to make any content on the Internet even better. We here at Bored Panda noticed how creative, funny and wholesome our readers are. So to celebrate your wit, we decided to compile a list of some of the best and most upvoted comments we’ve encountered on our page. Scroll below to read them …

This Girl Cosplays Unexpected Things And Here Are 36 Hilarious Pics

Cosplay is truly becoming its own form of art with thousands of people investing time and money to create elaborate costumes. And making a well-crafted cosplay piece is not that easy as it can require a multitude of skills, from sewing to crafting, from hair-styling to body-painting and makeup. But like many social media accounts and dozens of cons and competitions show, the number of those who have harnessed those skills is growing and growing, and the creme de la creme of the cosplaying world keep pushing the limits further and further. Yet perhaps those meticulous outfits of the most popular heroes have given us a very one-dimensional understanding of what cosplay is. After all, many people now judge the …

30 Photos Showing What Happened Behind The Scenes Of Famous Movies

Movies have the amazing ability of taking us to a completely different world where anything is possible. When immersed in a film, we usually don’t stop and think whether this would be possible in real life, but rather fall into the movie’s magic and let it dazzle us. However, the film industry is not as glamorous as it seems, as countless hours of work go into their production. For the cast and crew, it means hard labor, which usually includes long shooting hours and many retakes. However, most of us would really like to peek into this whole different life, even if just for a moment. Therefore, Bored Panda compiled a list for you of moments that were captured between …