Two girls are petitioning McDonald’s and Burger King to scrap plastic toys in kids’ meals

(CNN)When children open their kids’ meals from McDonald’s or Burger King, they’re probably looking forward to one thing the most: the plastic toy inside. The evolution of the Happy Meal “We know our young guests really enjoy their King Jr. meals, and we are working on the development of more sustainable packaging and alternative toy solutions,” Burger King said in a statement. The company has pledged to have a more sustainable toy solution in place by next year. McDonald’s said …

Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy after latest enrichment breach

Tehran defiant in face of condemnation by European signatories to joint comprehensive plan of action The Iran nuclear deal was put on life support on Sunday after Iran took a further step to breach its rules by taking its low-enriched uranium limit over the agreed threshold. It was the second Iranian breach of the agreement in a matter of weeks, although Iran took only a relatively modest step by increasing enrichment from the agreed 3.7% level enough to generate to …

Robinson jailed for contempt of court

Later, journalists filming on College Green outside the Houses of Parliament were verbally abused, physically intimidated and had their equipment attacked before police officers arrived. The BBC News at One cut short a broadcast from College Green as protesters interrupted a live report. Police said no arrests had yet been made in relation to Thursday’s protests. Brand Tommy: Rancour, rhetoric and riches But officers did arrest three people for affray, and one for a public order offence in relation to …

17 Life Hacks Every Adult Should Know

Life as an adult can be tricky, and we’ll pretty much embrace anything that makes it easier. Here are a few low-key genius hacks that will solve those everyday problems you didn’t even know had solutions. Use this plastic wrap travel hack to save your luggage from leaky bottles. There’s no horror equal to that of unzipping your suitcase and find a puddle of shampoo at the bottom. Avoid that scenario by using this clever travel hack: unscrew a bottle …

How do you make Chinese takeaway-style fried rice?

Ever wanted to know the secret to clump-free takeaway rice? How do I make authentic, Chinese takeaway-style fried rice? Mine always clumps together, and I can never quite get the flavours right.Rob, Barrow, Cumbria Dont beat yourself up, Rob, weve all had a stir-fry disaster or six. More often than not, its the pan thats to blame, says Andrew Wong, chef/owner of Kyms, both in London. You 100% need a proper wok, otherwise youll have a hard time getting it …

I’m An Ethical Pimp. Here’s What Life Is Like For Me And The Women I Employ.

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday and my workday probably started out a lot like yours: packing lunchboxes, making sure the kids eat a healthy breakfast, finding socks and shoes and homework. But when my 9-year-old daughter Miranda kisses me goodbye to catch the school bus, she knows I won’t be home until long after bedtime. The Bach (rhymes with “catch”), a feminist escort agency I own in the North Island of New Zealand. I was always interested in sex …

Who forced the UK ambassador to resign?

(CNN)So who is the man who forced British Ambassador Kim Darroch’s resignation, even if he’s not yet Britain’s Prime Minister? After years as a journalist, media star and politician, Johnson is now the leading candidate in a run-off race to become leader of the British Conservative Party, following Theresa May’s resignation. And because the Conservative Party holds a (painfully slim) plurality in the British House of Commons, the leader elected by the roughly 160,000 grassroots members traditionally becomes the new …

Forensic firm paid ransom after cyber-attack

The agency, which is investigating the attack, said: “As there is an ongoing criminal investigation, it would be inappropriate to comment.” Eurofins previously said the attack was “well-resourced” but three weeks later said its operations were “returning to normal”. Cyber-attack hits police forensic work It said it would also not comment on whether a ransom had been paid or not. It added it was “collaborating with law enforcement” in the UK and elsewhere. The ransomware attack hit the company, which …

The rise of Big Sperm: does the tech world have the answer to our semen crisis?

Sperm counts in western men are falling, and nobody is sure why. But relax because help is here, with everything from home-testing kits to sperm-freezing Lads, lads, lads, hate to interrupt, but hows your ejaculate? Would you struggle to fill half a teaspoon? And your concentration, please: are we talking 20m-plus little swimmers a millilitre? And hows that motility? Are your spermatozoa wagging their flagella as if they cant wait to get to that ovum or listlessly floating around like …

Outcry after reports Brazil plans to investigate Glenn Greenwald

Federal police reportedly asked money laundering unit to investigate the financial activities of the US journalist Brazils Bar Association, journalists and opposition lawmakers have reacted with outrage to reports that the countrys federal police plan to investigate the bank accounts of an American journalist who published leaked conversations between prosecutors and the graft-busting judge who is now Jair Bolsonaros justice minister. The rightwing site the Antagonist (O Antagonista) said Kennedy Alencar, a leading political commentator on CBN Radio. If there …