Two angelic souls, sleeping their way to Paris.
Here is a photo of Kanye West and Kris Jenner sleeping on board a Eurostar train to Paris.
Now look a little closer.
Two angelic souls, sleeping their way to Paris.
But, I don’t want to adult yet.
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Gay men earn 20% less than straight men.
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The report, by Professor Mark Wooden at the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor Joseph Sabia from San Diego State University, is based on 2012 data from the Australia HILDA Survey, which included responses from more than 10,000 people.
It found significant evidence of wage discrimination against gay men, who are less likely to be employed than their straight counterparts and are also paid a lower hourly wage.
"Employer discrimination is likely a major part of the explanation for these wage gaps, especially in the case of gay men," said Professor Wooden.
The study also found evidence of gay men having greater barriers to overcome in the workforce for career advancement.
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"Lesbian women, predominantly, the reason why they earn more is because they work more," he told BuzzFeed News. "They don't earn any more per hour."
"One of the big reasons why they work more hours is because they are far less likely to have kids," he added, saying lesbians are also more likely to be employed than their straight counterparts.
The 2012 HILDA survey found only 22% of lesbians aged 30 to 49 had kids, compared to 59% of straight women.
Uh oh. Saltines for tweens. SALTWEENS.
Thank God it wasn’t the original Nokia mobile. I’d be dead.
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1. My face! My precious face!
2. This hurts more than it should.
3. OMG did I chip a tooth?
4. Can you chip a tooth on your phone?
5. I think it's given me a bruise.
6. I'll never be able to tell anyone how I got this.
7. Maybe I'll just tell them I sneezed and smacked my head on my desk.
8. It's less embarrassing.
9. I just HAD to use my phone in bed.
10. Wait, who cares about my face? IS MY SCREEN OK?!
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11. Why don't they make these damn phone covers with hand grips?
12. *Googles phone covers with hand grips*
13. Oh, they DO make phone covers with hand grips.
15. They are the ugliest things I've ever seen.
16. I'm not sure I can invest in something so aesthetically...what's the word?
17. Oh right; Shit.
18. What do I choose?
19. My face or my case?
20. I'm just not emotionally ready for this kind of decision.
Get the whiskey oot, they’re coming.
You'll drink Tennents and probably a bit of Buckie. And you'll no doubt spend a portion of the evening chanting. Put it simply, you'll have the best night of your life.
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In fact, they'll probably join you.
Your pal will tell you the things you need to hear. And sometimes the things you don't. Either way, they'll make sure you know what they think.
“I just want to stand up and kick a soccer ball, but that will never happen now.”
The 22-year-old Pennsylvanian walks you through what it's like living with the disease and the challenges he faces everyday. Shane is not able to do everything normal people can do. However, Shane's determination to keep living positively is very uplifting!
...There are many different kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, primarily in boys. Other types don't surface until adulthood. Some people who have muscular dystrophy will eventually lose the ability to walk. Some may have trouble breathing or swallowing. There is no cure for muscular dystrophy. But medications and therapy can help manage symptoms and slow the course of the disease."
"This video was inspired by a piece I wrote a few years ago shortly after a pretty bad hospital stay. The video recounts the terrifying process of being admitted to the hospital and thinking I was on my way towards death back when I was 17 years old. Obviously, I didn’t die! I attribute my survival through that illness to the positive mindset I had throughout, and also, ya know, like, doctors and medicine and stuff," Burcaw said.
His non-profit is already working! This is 15-year-old Shelby from Pennsylvania (pictured above). She has congenital muscular dystrophy, and applied for a grant for a specialized bed. Shelby recently lost her ability to adjust herself in bed, so Shane's non-profit found a bed that can help her. According to Shane, she has now regained her independence and comfort.
End Women’s History Month on a kick-ass note with these awesome heroines!
It’s just a very low level crime.
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“A small comment in a short period of time can stick with you.”
“He just called him dumbo.”
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Ella & James are your new relationship #goals.
Chart topper and a troll.
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For two or three fucking years... I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. 'Is Mr Wall there? Is Mrs Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up? Ha ha.' You're supposed to grow out of doing that, right?
Or maybe not.
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Watch your back, Superman: The mantis shrimp is as fast as a speeding bullet.
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3. Wood frogs can survive being frozen in solid ice.
4. The Pompeii worm lives in deep-sea hydrothermal vents at temperatures of 176˚F (80˚C). It assembles a coating of minions – symbiotic microbes that apparently feed on mucus secreted by the worm – that might help insulate it from the heat.
5. Fireflies' nervous systems control their glowing, and each species has its own pattern — kind of like a subtle Bat-Signal.
6. Elephant seals can hold their breath for up to two hours , making them excellent water spies.
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8. Goats like eating poison ivy and other invasive plants, if you need any obstructive paths cleared.
9. Black swallowers are deep-sea fish with collapsable teeth and an expandable stomach, letting then gulp down prey ten times their weight.
10. African lungfishes can survive for years without food or water by tunneling into mud and secreting a mucus cocoon.
11. Mantis shrimp can punch their prey at the speed of a .22 caliber bullet (or about 50 times faster than you blink).
Around 12 people have been handed over to the Home Office’s Border Controls team.
Castano told BuzzFeed News that this morning he was near the 24 Hour Stop in Folkestone on Junction 10 when he took the picture.
He said: "At the roundabout the traffic was slowing down and we noticed a tanker driving with people on it, they were getting out of the tanker hatch which we found odd. The tanker carried on until he put the emergency light and stopped off the roundabout before the junction."
Castano said that he saw "six or seven guys" getting off, but didn't know "if there were more inside". When he called the police, he was told they "already had some phone calls".
He added that it was a "bizarre place and time of the day to do it...rush hour!" And he said: "When we came back at 8.30am the tanker was at Junction 10 with the police on site."
Kent Police was called just after 7.15am to reports of people getting out the top of a tanker on the sliproad of M20 junction 11. Police attended and located around 12 people, who are being handed over to the Home Office's Immigration Enforcement team to deal with.
No arrests have been made and Kent Police has left the scene.
How do you wrap a bag of sleep?
From emotional support to practical help around the house, a post-natal doula is the ultimate dream gift for any new mum. They normally work three to four hours a day, doing light housework and watching the baby while she catches up on lost sleep. You can buy vouchers through Doula UK.
Dog walking and looking after a newborn do not go hand in hand. If you’ve got the space, offer to take the family pooch for a few weeks til she feels more on top of things. It’ll be one less person to worry about.
Labour and delivery are physically exhausting and parched, dry skin in the aftermath is common. This delicious-smelling Relax Body Treatment Oil from Clarins will lock in moisture, firm skin and help fade any stretchmarks too. What a treat.
Taking care of a newborn involves a lot of snuggling in bed and on the couch. Give her some lovely soft, stretchy loungewear and she can do it in style – and not be morto when the visitors come a-calling.
That was absolutely brutal. This post NSFW language.
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One large glass of Pinot Gringotts please.
The fourth book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series hits bookstores August 27.
The plot of The Girl In The Spider's Web is being kept tightly under wraps at this stage, but both Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist will feature.
The series has been adapted for film both in Sweden and the US.
The author of the fourth book, David Lagercrantz (pictured), is best known in the UK for his book I Am Zlatan, a biography of Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimović
Gabrielsson and Larsson were not married when he died. As he died without a will, his estate was divided between his father and brother.
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Hello high-pitched sassy jokes.
“Wanna feel it can’t conceal it, sugar high.”
There's an excellent selection of craft beers, real ales, and artisan spirits, as well as tasty reliable food, and it's possible to buy a round with change from a tenner. What more could you want from a pub?
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It's been there for yonks, featuring kitsch booze stalwarts such as Sex on the Beach and Woo Woo, plus more mysterious concoctions with names like Purple Rain, but have you considered drinking them since that time you hit Nottingham city centre dressed as an inappropriately sexy schoolkid in 2002?
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Hands up if you have to make an “L” shape with your left hand to be 100% sure.
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Speaking to Outpatient Surgery magazine earlier this year, Professor John Clarke from Drexel University, Philadelphia, estimated that a fifth of people have the same issue, saying:
Twenty percent of the population has right and left confusion, meaning that they can't immediately tell their right from their left without having to think about it first. That means if I say, "Raise your right hand" to a group of people, 20% might raise their left or have to take a few moments to think about it.
In a study of 1,182 college students, 26% reported having difficulty telling the difference between left and right occasionally, frequently, or all of the time. In a study of 364 university faculty members, 19% reported the same thing.
Either way, it's somewhere around 1 in 5 – and that's a sizable number of people.
Apparently, it’s about 100 times more than you do right now.
Because no biggie, right?
Well, maybe, actually, this is a biggie. A big, gross, thing to do.
"From a dermatologist's perspective, I would like to see daily brush washing, so bugs and old make-up doesn't accumulate," Greg Goodman, associate professor and dermatologist at the Dermatology Institute of Victoria tells BuzzFeed Life.
"Make-up is designed for coverage, so it sticks together to some extent. Brushes are also very good at allowing layer after daily layer to stick to bristles, letting dirt and bacteria to get trapped within."
"I clean my personal brushes with a spray brush cleanser every morning after putting my face on. Just a quick spritz and wipe to get rid of nasties and the day's make-up. I also properly wash them every week or two with baby shampoo," explains make-up artist Allie Clark.
If you're looking for a daily solution, look for a spray cleaner like Clinique Makeup Brush Cleaner, $34, which leaves your brushes dry and ready to use in minutes.
If a weekly clean is more your style, just make sure you're doing the job properly, OK?
"Gently work the shampoo through the brush with your fingers then rinse thoroughly and press out the water with a towel. Reshape and lay flat with the bristles over the edge of a shelf or table so that it dries totally," says Clark.
"Whatever you do, don't soak your brushes, as this will warp wooden handles and dissolve the glue keeping the ferrule and bristles in place and the bristles in place."
Talks on Iran’s nuclear power will continue in a new phase with a June deadline. Following six days of marathon nuclear talks, the parties involved — the United States, Iran, France, Germany, China, Russia, and Britain — have failed to reach an agreement by today’s deadline. However, enough progress was made to merit a new round of talks, officials told the AP. The negotiations will continue with the aim of reaching a comprehensive deal with technical details by the end of June. Today’s self-imposed deadline was for a “framework agreement,” which is essentially a “political understanding of the main principles of the final deal,” according to CNN .
Some of the main points of contention include:
Ongoing nuclear activities: What kind of research and development, and how quickly or slowly, Iran will be allowed to advance its nuclear technology, like centrifuges, in the last five years of the 15-year agreement
Sanctions: How quickly crippling economic restrictions will go away — once the deal is lifted, or more gradually to ensure Iran abides by the terms of the deal
Inspections: What kind of monitoring would be required and what happens if Iran violates the deal
The talks conclude in Lausanne, March 31.
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Indiana’s top Republicans are working to “clarify language” of the religious freedom law, which activists have said would allow business owners in the state to deny services to LGBT people. Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma told BuzzFeed News that he would collaborate with GOP leadership to add “clarifying language that no denial of services is intended under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” But Bosma dismissed Democratic legislation to repeal the law.
Quickly catch up. Since the bill was signed into law, responses have ranged from companies threatening to pull their business in the state to photoshopped images of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
The AFSCME Women's Conference decided not hold its October event in Indianapolis. It's the first convention to change its plan in response to the law.
The CEOs of nine Indiana companies sent a letter to the state’s GOP leadership, including Pence, to voice their opposition to the law.
Connecticut, Seattle and San Francisco have boycotted work-related state- and city-funded travel to the state.
Two pieces we found useful: The Washington Post’s Paul Waldman answers five questions about the law and The Atlantic’s Garrett Epps analyzes the two provisions that make the law different from existing federal rules and “puts new obstacles in the path of equality.”
South African comedian Trevor Noah will succeed Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show , Comedy Central announced on Monday. The 31-year-old made his debut as a correspondent last December and has only appeared on the show three times. But the comedian's international background suggests The Daily Show is set to adopt a more global perspective with its new host.
Noah is relatively unknown — the internet responded to the announcement with a lot of “Who?” — and it is unclear how he will fit into the show's current format. But a clue towards Noah's future with the show may lie with Stewart himself, who was considered a peculiar choice when he replaced predecessor Craig Kilborn in 1999. "Stewart's show was eagerly anticipated, but no one knew what quite to make of the switch from the tall, bro-y, sometimes mean-spirited Kilborn to the short, nebbishy, affable Stewart," writes The Atlantic's David Graham.
Comedy Central has not confirmed when Noah will begin.
And a little extra. “The story of comedian Trevor Noah's childhood is affecting. Told in another context, it would be heartbreaking,” Emma Brown wrote in a 2013 Interview magazine Q&A with Noah about his personal history, humor, and understanding of the world. But don’t go looking through his Twitter history. Noah’s already in hot water for old tweets.
Government prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on trial for the Boston Marathon bombing. The prosecution called 92 witnesses over 15 days of testimony. It finished presenting its evidence to a jury on Monday with Boston’s chief medical officer Dr. Henry Nields on the stand, who spent over an hour describing the death of 8-year-old Martin Richard. Richard was the youngest victim killed in the 2013 bombing. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Hayes has the eight most important moments from the trial.
What’s next? The defense for Tsarnaev began its case on Monday. Tsarnaev has pled not guilty, and his attorneys are motioning for the jury to dismiss or acquit him of all charges.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial on March 5.
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Two former federal agents in Silk Road case were charged with money laundering and fraud. Carl Mark Force IV, who worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Shaun Bridges, who worked for the Secret Service, have both resigned. While investigating the online black market site, “hundreds of thousands of dollars” worth of Bitcoin were funnelled into Force’s personal checking account, according to Vice.
A picture of a 4-year-old Syrian boy "surrendering" to a photojournalist has gone viral after being posted on Reddit. The boy was said to have thought the journalist’s camera was a weapon. According to a Turkish news story about the photo, the boy is 4-year-old Hudea, who took refuge at a Turkish border camp with his mother and siblings after losing his father in a bomb attack.
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H&R Block shuts down its pilot immigration services program following legal pressure. The program was meant to help consumers make immigration-related transactions using specialized software. But the American Immigration Lawyers Association said H&R Block’s program, given its non-specialized nature, may be more harm than help to immigrant consumers trying to navigate the complex immigration system.
Meet Britain’s first HIV-positive parliamentary candidate. Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, a Liberal Democrat candidate, reveals the extraordinary, harrowing story of how he contracted the virus, and explains why he felt so compelled to speak out in this interview with BuzzFeed News UK’s LGBT editor Patrick Strudwick.
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The cost of a 15-minute phone call in prison is $12.95. One prisoner’s wife has spent $3,000 on calls since last March. Inmates used to be able to place and receive calls to lawyers and family at similar rates outside of prison, but now “the prison phone system is a $1.2 billion-a-year industry dominated by a few private companies,” Timothy William reports in the New York Times. The Federal Communication Commission has opened an investigation.
Jay Z kicked off the relaunch of Tidal, his new streaming service, with a star-studded press conference yesterday. In a largely ceremonial event that saw artists like Nicki Minaj, Madonna, and Rihanna in attendance, Jay Z pitched the service to the press as an “artist-driven platform.” The service offers a huge library of songs and high-definition videos, and will have two subscription levels based on audio quality: $10 a month for standard digital audio, and $20 for CD-quality streams. It won’t have a free offering.
Today in technology:
Amazon just launched a new section of the site for on-demand “Home Services,” which includes more than 700 services from laundry to plumbing.
Google Glass isn’t exactly dead. While the smart glasses won’t hit retail stores anytime soon, it is finding some traction among medical professionals.
It looks like you have to make an appointment if you’re buying an Apple Watch, according to Re/code. This applies for all three models available at launch, though it’s likely buyers of the $10,000 18-karat gold model will receive more attentive treatment.
Yesterday, McDonald’s announced that it was testing all-day breakfast in San Diego beginning in April. While McDonald’s finally granted our wish and we can rejoice, there’s a debate simmering on the correct plural form of the best breakfast item of them all, the Egg McMuffin. Egg McMuffins or Eggs McMuffin?
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