• UK economy starts to bear the brunt of Brexit
  • What will Brexit mean for Polish ‘ghost towns’? – BBC News
  • An extraordinary first week for Boris Johnson – BBC News
  • Give A Snail A Paint Job And You Just Might Save Its Life. Plus, It’ll Look Super Cute.
  • 75 years after it was first deployed, will US Army bring back the ‘jeep’? | Fox News

UK economy starts to bear the brunt of Brexit

The U.K. economy hit its lowest point since April 2009, according to data released Friday. Image: U. Baumgarten via Getty Images Everyone thought Brexit would spell doom for the UK economy. Those predictions are starting to come true, according to new data. The UK economy endured its worst month since April 2009, when the country was in the throes of the global financial crisis. That’s according to the Purchasing Managers’…


What will Brexit mean for Polish ‘ghost towns’? – BBC News

In some towns, more than one in 10 has left, mostly young people – leaving none but the elderly behind. Listen to Joe Miller’s report from Poland on Business Daily Brexit: All you need to know “There used to be two cinemas, but they both closed,” says Kasia, one of the remaining residents of Monki, a virtual ghost town with the distinction of having seen the highest number of its…


An extraordinary first week for Boris Johnson – BBC News

Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to defend his appointment both on the floor of the House of Commons and at a press conference with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. On the day of the Republican convention, he was asked by one TV journalist if he was Britain’s Donald Trump, a question that was as tonsorial as it was political. A soft landing it wasn’t. Rock star status When his appointment…

Give A Snail A Paint Job And You Just Might Save Its Life. Plus, It'll Look Super Cute.

Give A Snail A Paint Job And You Just Might Save Its Life. Plus, It’ll Look Super Cute.

Snails are pretty amazing, from their wiggly eye stalks to the way they carry their houses around on their backs. Unfortunately, they’re also pretty small, and as a result, they often get stepped on. Their camouflage helps them evade predators in nature, but in areas where humans are the majority of the animals, a little visibility might actually help. In several places, some people decided to extend some safety to…


75 years after it was first deployed, will US Army bring back the ‘jeep’? | Fox News

Commando Jeep (Photo: Hendrick Dynamics) Were it not for efforts by the U.S. military to develop a lightweight, unarmored, all-terrain vehicle for the battlefield there might not be a market for SUVs today. It all began 75 years ago last December when the United States military adopted the ‘jeep’, and while the iconic military vehicle was phased out and replaced by the Humvee the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)…


Ivanka Trump Says Her Dad Will Fight For Equal Pay And Child Care. Then Why Hasn’t He Said So Before?

“He will fight for equal pay for equal work,” Ivanka Trump declared in her well-received speech. Ivanka Trump’s remarks came in her highly anticipated introduction of her father on the night he accepted the Republican nomination. Some say the successful businesswoman stole the show on the Republican National Convention’s final night, thanks in part to her comments on women in the workplace, the struggle for equal pay and the need for…

9 Scientific Hacks To Help You Get Over Jet Lag

9 Scientific Hacks To Help You Get Over Jet Lag

Make the most of your trip by beating jet lag once and for all. If you’ve ever travelled more than a few timezones in a few hours, you’ll know that jet lag is terrible. View this image › Paramount Waking up in the middle of the night and feeling sleepy and hungry at the wrong times can be all sorts of annoying when all you want to do is explore…


New York Will No Longer Tax Women’s Periods

save women in New York an estimated $10 million a year. statementStates can only tax citizens on items that are deemed nonessential groceries, medical supplies and clothing are . But in the vast majority of states, feminine hygiene products don’t fall under that umbrella, even though the Currently, six states, including Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and now New York, do not tax menstrual products like tampons and padsdon’t…


Brexit Is Already Causing The U.K. Economy To Shrink

The British economy is getting smaller, according to a major survey of business executives in the country. The new data is the latest in a series of signs that the country’s vote for a so-called Brexit or exit from the European Union last month is already putting downward pressure on the economy. At the United Kingdom’s biggest businesses, purchasing managers executives who control company spending  report the sharpest drop in…

She Didn't Want A Maternity Photo Shoot, But Her Husband Had Other Ideas.

She Didn’t Want A Maternity Photo Shoot, But Her Husband Had Other Ideas.

When a couple is expecting their first baby, it’s a joyous time in their lives. Preparing for their little one consumes every aspect of their day. It would make sense that most couples would want to document this special, once-in-a-lifetime moment. One wife, however, did not.  One husband’s wife didn’t want to have a maternity photo shoot like most other moms would. That would be fine, if it wasn’t for her…


‘Brexit means Brexit’ means what?

(CNN)Editor’s Note: Robin Oakley was political editor and columnist for The Times newspaper in London from 1986 to 1992, the BBC’s political editor from 1992 to 2000, and CNN’s European Political Editor between 2000 and 2008. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely his. When the European Union referendum gamble came unstuck and provoked David Cameron’s resignation there were three words at the heart of Theresa May’s pitch to…


Big Kenny Alphin selling Nashville mansion for big bucks

Each week FOXNews.com picks its Top 3 over-the-top luxury listings to hit the real estate market. This week we bring you beach houses on both coasts and a little slice of country music history. “Big Kenny” Alphin of the country music duo Big & Rich is selling his 20,000 square foot Nashville chateau for big bucks. Alphins property, set in Music Citys fancy Green Hills neighborhood, has just hit the…


Mayor fears threat to London from rival European cities – BBC News

A spokesman for Transferwise, which processes international currency payments, said moving away from London was “not something the firm was actively talking about”. The spokesman added that Transferwise had chosen to make its base in London and that the company “hoped it could make that work”. Media captionLondon mayor: Business leaders worried about losing access to single market But he added that businesses needed greater certainty in order to operate…


Jeremy Corbyn rejects Smith’s party president offer – BBC News

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: ‘It sounds to me a bit like a director of football” Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed an offer from challenger Owen Smith of becoming party president in the event his rival wins the Labour leadership. He told BBC Newsnight it was “a job that doesn’t exist” and compared the role to that of “director of football”. He also said his attitude to rebels who opposed his leadership would…

15 Coming Out Text Messages That Will Give You Life

15 Coming Out Text Messages That Will Give You Life

We live in the modern age. 1. This spot-on coming-out advice: View this image › kaiti-renee.tumblr.com 2. This dad who understood that you can never take things… View this image › alyssazack.tumblr.com …too far: View this image › alyssazack.tumblr.com 3. This unreal plot twist: View this image › sneakybitchknowskarate.tumblr.com 4. And this mother who had her priorities focused on more pressing matters: View this image › not-your-dandelion.tumblr.com 5. This little…


How To Tell If You Can Recycle Something, In One Chart

Between the multicolored bins, complex facilities and sticky bottles, recycling can seem very intimidating. But it only takes the tiniest bit of extra effort and research to keep everyday throwaway items from being lost in a landfill forever. That’s why we’ve created a primer that will teach you every basic recycling rule you will ever need to know. Follow these six rules of recycling below and you’ll have your own green…

If Your Favourite TV Shows Were "Game Of Thrones" Houses

If Your Favourite TV Shows Were “Game Of Thrones” Houses

Mash-ups are coming. 1. Friends View this image › Robin Edds / BuzzFeed House sigil: A sofaHouse motto: Pivot. Enemies: House Geller have an on/off war with House Green thanks to a dispute about whether or not they were on a break. 2. Doctor Who View this image › Robin Edds / BuzzFeed House sigil: The TARDISHouse motto: Wibbly wobbly timey wimey. Enemies: House Dalek. 3. The Simpsons View this…


Urban Outfitters playing (anti-Trump) politics with merchandise? | Fox News

Urban Outfitters (URBN) has a line of politically-branded merchandise that enables customers to show off their political views. Unless the customers are pro-Trump. The line includes slogans like IDK Not Trump Tho and Vote Trump 20NEVER. It also includes pro-Hillary Clinton and pro-Bernie Sanders merchandise, and a book titled Quotations From Chairman Trump, which is touted on the website as being Unfiltered. Unabridged. Unauthorized. Unbelievable. The clothier says theyre not…


May, Merkel and Europe’s big problem – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption German manufacturers produce more than 200,000 cars in the UK “Britain exports 57 per cent of its exports of cars to the EU and the German vehicle makers produce more than 200,000 passenger cars in the Britain,” he says. “Furthermore, our suppliers have some 100 production sites in Britain. That means there are interests on both sides of the Channel which are very strong…

49 Real Life Labor And Delivery Stories...If You Can Handle Them

49 Real Life Labor And Delivery Stories…If You Can Handle Them

Childbirth is no walk in the park. Unless you happen to be walking in the park when it happens. View this image › Jenny Chang // BuzzFeed The BuzzFeed Community asked readers to share their craziest memories from labor and delivery with us, and holy wow did they come through. If you’ve never given birth, proceed with caution. No, seriously. 1. “He delivered our baby on our bathroom floor.” “As…


What Donald Trump needs to do Thursday

(CNN)In the modern political world, conventions are supposed to be boring, at least when it comes to who the nominee will be. Cleveland has been anything but. After two nights of the Republican National Convention, what have we learned, and where do we go from here? Instead, Trump should stick to the same thing that won him the nomination in the first place. He should speak directly to the American…


Bar-S Foods recalls hot dogs, corn dogs due to possible Listeria

(CNN)Bar-S Foods Company is recalling more than 350,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made with chicken and pork that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday. No illnesses have been reported. This is a precautionary measure, the company said. Test results do not indicate contamination, but the company has decided to remove the products from the market because they were made at…