GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021


Photo: DPAGerman lawmakers approved legislation Thursday banning disposable plastic products such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds that are polluting the world’s oceans. The new law passed by Germany’s lower house of parliament will halt the sale of certain single-use plastics by July 2021. The move brings Germany in line with its European commitments afterContinue reading “GERMANY: To ban disposable plastics by mid-2021”

AP Explains: What happens with the Supreme Court vacancy?


MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has thrust the Senate into uncharted political terrain, with no recent precedent for a vacancy on the high court so close to a presidential election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement Friday night vowedContinue reading “AP Explains: What happens with the Supreme Court vacancy?”

Britain: Man marries his mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years


By:Katie Weston For Mailonline (Daily Mail UK) A man has married his own mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years and getting a 500-year-old law overturned. Clive Blunden, 65, and Brenda, 77, have been together for over 30 years and officially tied the knot in 2007. But Clive, from Warrington, Cheshire, was arrested in 1997Continue reading “Britain: Man marries his mother-in-law after divorcing his wife of eight years”

How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen


Young pupils gather at the courtyard of their Vikåsen school in Trondheim, Norway, after the school reopened on April 27th, 2020. Photo: AFPIt’s been 21 weeks since Covid-19 caused a shutdown of the Norwegian borders and the country went into lockdown. After nine weeks of closure, schools began to reopen as a part of theContinue reading “How schools in Norway will be different when they reopen”

Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca


Mexico Life One of the challenges is determining a bus’s destination By: Joseph Sorrentino\Mexiconewsdaily If you’re visiting Oaxaca — a beautiful city and one of my favorites — chances are pretty good you’ll need to catch a bus fairly often. This, as anyone who’s attempted it will tell you, is no mean feat. First you’llContinue reading “Mexico: Riding the buses can be an adventure in Oaxaca”

Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends


By: Andrew Unterberger/Billboard Two of the true living legends of popular music squared off live from Philadelphia in the latest installment of Verzuz last night (Sept. 13), in a matchup about as highly anticipated as any NFL game on this season-opening Sunday. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, iconic soul voices, personalities and hitmakers whose careers stretch back to theContinue reading “Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends”

“How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits


Soledad had her hours cut in half when the pandemic hit. Then her pregnancy developed serious problems By Ela Banerjee-Soledad Castillo/Saloncom This is an excerpt from the Unheard Voices of the Pandemic series from Voice of Witness. Interview and editing by Ela Banerjee, community partnership coordinator at Voice of Witness. Soledad Castillo is a narrator inContinue reading ““How are we going to pay these bills?”: Losing income to the pandemic when medical catastrophe hits”

Why Leaving My Husband At Home Saved Our Marriage


By: Liz Pardue-Schultz/Your Tango Who we are in public together matters way, way less than who we are to each other at home. At some point during most of the weddings, funerals, and reunions I’ve attended, there’s a moment where the couples I’m socializing with stare at me wide-eyed while I share some marriage adviceContinue reading “Why Leaving My Husband At Home Saved Our Marriage”

Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons


If you are of a certain age, you likey know one or all of these classic cartoon characters. While most of us were introduced to these cartoons on our televisons. The majority of the cartoons, apperared in theaters as animated shorts, often shown before the feature film. The time between 1928 and 1963 was consideredContinue reading “Wayback Machine: Warner Brothers Cartoons”

American Blood on his hands


His need for attention and praise is part of his narcissism. This narcissism allowed himself to taped by famed journalist Bob Woodward who taped him on 18 separate occasions from Dec. 5, 2019 to July 21, 2020. Bob Woodward, is best known for his work with Carl Bernstein for the Washington Post on the WatergateContinue reading “American Blood on his hands”