Girl Who Took Crucial Exams Hours After Grenfall Fire Gets Top Grades


Ines Alves made headlines earlier this year when she escaped from Grenfall Tower as it burned and then sat for a chemistry exam only hours later. The 16-year-old teen had evacuated her flat on the 13th floor with her brother Tiago just as the tower was starting to go up in flames. She only had time to pull some clothes ...

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YouTube football team Hashtag United 'living the dream'


Image copyright Hashtag United Image caption The team show off their new kit and distinctive “hashtag” hand sign “We’re average footballers living the professional footballer dream,” says Seb Carmichael-Brown, vice-captain of amateur side Hashtag United. The squad is a group of mates, most of whom have day jobs off the pitch which have nothing to do with sport. And yet ...

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Like a Painting: Food Still Lifes by Simona Rizzo


In an age in which Social Media is invaded by hastily taken photographs of food, Simona Rizzo‘s work goes against the current trend. The young Italian photographer offers a refined and accurate interpretation of food photography, whose evident aspiration is to recall the great masters of art history, such as Caravaggio. Simona Rizzo approaches with passion the topic of food with ...

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North Korea Missile Test Fails


SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Three North Korea short range ballistic missiles failed on Saturday, a temporary blow to Pyongyang’s rapid nuclear and missile expansion, U.S. military officials said. The U.S. Pacific Command said in a statement that two of the North’s missiles failed in flight after an unspecified distance, and another appeared to have blown up immediately. It added ...

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Hacking Together A Smart Glove to Count High Fives at World Maker Faire


This year, for World Maker Faire in New York, I thought it might be nice to do something custom. It has been a while since I’ve brought a fun circuit to Maker Faire. I tweeted out my concept and got a quick response from Joel Telling, known as the 3D Printing Nerd on Youtube. What he wanted sounded like a fun ...

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7 Authentic Ways to Intentionally Design a Happier Life

womanwavingcreditShutterstockcom.jpg The true happiness is inherently a part of our inner self. It can be felt anytime anywhere irrespective of whether a person possesses everything or nothing at all. In other words, happiness is when we are at peace with ourselves, and our disposition reflects to being at peace with others as well. ...

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5 Ways to Safely ‘Get High’ with Your Kids


Everyone needs to feel EXTRA alive sometimes. I’ve been thinking lately about the term “getting high”, as it is so commonly used in our culture today. As a student of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), I know the real power our language has in influencing our lives. This leads me to wonder about the relationship between how we define getting high and ...

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Texas governor warns of ‘very major’ hurricane disaster


Hurricane Harvey is going to be “a very major disaster” with “devastating damage” expected, Texas governor Greg Abbott warned, as the storm intensified to category 3 with winds near 125 miles an hour. Forecasts late on Friday afternoon suggested that Harvey would make landfall early on Saturday morning near the port of Corpus Christi, on the south-west coast of Texas. ...

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Boy Remembers Scene From Favorite Movie to Save Drowning Brother


Professional actor and wrestler Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson may not have ever given a particularly life-changing performance before – but now, thanks to a 10-year-old boy, one of his performances has become life-saving. Jacob O’Connor is being credited as a hero after he used a scene from his favorite movie to save his 2-year-old brother Dylan. Last month, Jacob and ...

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New Mashups: Delicious Food Hybrids to Try


The world of mashups is an authentic triumph of contaminations: amazing new takes on ethnic cuisine, unusual and imaginative fusions and ideas verging on eccentricity. From variations on the sushi theme to those inspired by the world of pizza, from new style burritos and wraps to wicked desserts. Some are hybrids designed to cross new commercial frontiers, while others are ...

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