Meghan Trainor Helps Make a Young Fan’s Wish Come True

Singer Meghan Trainor just surprised a fan by helping her live her biggest dream! Isabel was diagnosed with a rare disease when she was 5. Now, at 7 years old, her dream is to become a pop star like Meghan. Make-A-Wish Arizona teamed with Sneaky Big Studios to give her a chance to transform into Meghan and recreate the music video for her hit “Me Too.” Meghan’s music video director Hannah Lux Davis was there to teach Isabel all the moves, and the final product nailed it from the costumes…

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US, Mexico to Announce New Plans on Cartels

Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. The announcement at a joint news conference will be a public display of bilateral cooperation amid ongoing tensions over President Donald Trump’s trade and immigration policies, including over his vow to build a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile (3,218-kilometer) U.S.-Mexican border. The new plans include putting greater emphasis on attacking cartels’ financial infrastructure. Plans also call for…

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Who Plays Young Hiram on Riverdale Season 3?

Riverdale season three just got even more interesting. During Comic-Con, creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that there would be a flashback episode in which the main cast would be playing younger versions of their parents. While Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart could easily pass for Skeet Ulrich and Mädchen Amick, we couldn’t help but wonder who would play young Hiram. Well, it seems the show has found the perfect person for the role: Mark Consuelos’s real-life son. Entertainment Weekly recently confirmed that Consuelos’s eldest son, Michael, will be playing a younger…

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My destructive, addictive relationship with ‘World of Warcraft’

For a sizeable chunk of my life, I played World of Warcraft too much. Way too much. I played WoW so much and so often that some people may classify my worst years with that game as an addiction. Every moment of free time I had, from the time I woke up to the time I went to bed, I spent sitting at my desk playing World of Warcraft. I would ignore responsibilities, flake out on friends, and sometimes even skip meals just because I didn’t want to step away…

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Turkey’s Erdogan Fought a Coup With His iPhone. Now, He Wants to Boycott U.S. Goods.

When Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president, sought to fend off a coup attempt two years ago, he appealed to his supporters via FaceTime, the Apple video chat app.On Tuesday, though, he turned against Apple, delivering a nationalist broadside in calling for a boycott of American electronics products, the latest salvo in a widening dispute between Washington and Ankara.The tension between the two countries initially centered on the detention of Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, but it has since expanded considerably, heightening trade tensions and raising fears about the possible…

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Facebook vanishes Venezuela-based left-leaning news network again — RT World News

Telesur English, a multi-state funded Latin American news network, says that Facebook has removed its page for the second time this year “without any specific reason being provided.” Telesur claims its page was abruptly taken offline on Monday. Facebook provided the vague explanation that the page had violated its terms of use, but did not elaborate further.“This is an alarming development in light of the recent shutting down of pages that don’t fit a mainstream narrative,” the network declared.While it is unclear whether there is any connection, Journalist Max Blumenthal…

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Wheat-Based Drinking Straws : biodegradable drinking straws

HAY! Straws Makes Biodegradable Drinking Straws from a Waste Product With large-scale cafes and fast food corporations pledging to reduce their waste by doing away with single-use straws, the need for biodegradable drinking straws and other eco-friendly alternatives is top-of-mind for both brands and conscious consumers. HAY! Straws sets itself apart by producing a natural, wheat-based drinking straw from a waste product of the wheat harvest process. The biodegradable drinking straws are made from the stem of the wheat plant and sold in plastic-free packaging. As the crop is in…

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Top 100 Design Trends in August

From Functional Bike Gear Bags to Humorously Punny Phone Cases The August 2018 design trends extend themselves to the arrangement of furniture, the hybridization of products, the stealth of successful marketing campaigns and more. However, the category also identifies the field as an art-focused tool for illuminating public spaces. Aside from the numerous branding initiatives that equip brands like ffeel: with an expressively youthful image and the strategic arrangements of spaces that satisfy specific collaborative or privacy-favoring purposes, artists have been using the power of design to foster community-enhancing urban…

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Why This Star-Packed Region Of Space Is Likely Devoid Of Life

Globular clusters are among the most fascinating celestial phenomena in the galaxy, packing a hideous number of stars into a relatively tiny region of space. Given the sheer number and variety of stars within these clusters, it seems reasonable to think they’d also be packed with life. But as new research suggests, globular clusters are likely cosmic-scale wastelands. Stars within the Omega Centauri globular cluster are located too close together to provide the necessary long-term conditions required to sustain life, according to new research set to be published in the…

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