Flushing Your Goldfish Could Have Terrible Unintended Consequences

A goldfish presumably flushed down the toilet or illegally released has been captured in the waters of the Niagara River in New York. The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper (BNW) is using the opportunity to teach the public a cardinal pet rule: Don’t flush your critters down the toilet, please. “This is why you should never flush your fish! This 14-inch #goldfish was caught in the Niagara River, just downstream of the wastewater treatment plant. If you cannot keep your pet, please …

Game of Thrones’ Indira Varma: ‘All I was being offered was women undressing’

She was ruthless Ellaria in the TV epic. As she appears in a Nol Coward comedy, the actor talks about her dreams of returning to mime and why sticking with her name may have hurt her career People always talk about that scream, says Indira Varma over salad and strawberries at the Old Vic theatre. The actor is recalling the howl she lets out in season four of Game of Thrones, after her lover Oberyn has his eyes gouged out …

Four restaurants in the Bronx feel the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez effect

An uptick in visitors follows after New York congresswoman recommends Bronx restaurants Aurora Cerrato says it took all of one day for the AOC effect to take hold at her restaurant in Little Italy in the Bronx. When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the New York congresswoman, progressive rising star in the Democratic party and local Bronx celebrity tweeted about her visit to MangiPasta earlier this month, Cerrato saw an almost immediate uptick in visitors. They were like you know why Im here? …

The writing on the wall that could spell disaster for Erdoan in Istanbul election

A shock mayoral win in March led the government to void elections. Polls suggest a new ballot on Sunday may boost the anti-government vote The graffiti appeared in Istanbuls Gayrettepe neighbourhood one morning last month. It showed the word justice written on a piece of paper held up by a disembodied hand. With a lighter, the other hand was setting fire to it. Write down justice on a bit of paper. And then burn its corners, the tag read. Within …

Europe must stop this disgrace: Viktor Orbn is dismantling democracy | Timothy Garton Ash

The Hungarian leader is consolidating his illiberal regime with the help of EU funding, says Guardian columnist Timothy Garton Ash When European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday they will have a guilty secret: among them will sit the leader of a member state that is no longer a democracy. Viktor Orbn, Hungarys prime minister and de facto supreme leader, will sit there smiling as a democrat among democrats, but in reality he has demolished liberal democracy in his …

Trump’s Middle East plan is a refreshing change

(CNN)In his recent CNN.com article, Aaron David Miller claims to know the “real” goals of the Trump Middle East peace plan. This is strange, because Miller has not seen the plan or been involved with its creation. I have. Nowhere is this truer than on the idea of a “two-state solution.” Contrary to Miller’s assertion, the Trump administration has never sought to kill the idea of two states. President Trump himself has said he prefers it. But the administration does …

Trump Announces New Sanctions For Iran Set For Monday

Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on On Thursday, an Iranian missile destroyed a U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone, an incident that Washington said happened in international airspace. Trump later said he had called off a military strike to retaliate because it could have killed 150 people. Speaking in Washington on Saturday before heading to the U.S. presidential retreat at Camp David, Trump indicated the government was taking a diplomatic path to put pressure on Tehran …

Meal kits, Kombucha and snacks for delivery: Convenience stores are getting a makeover

New York (CNN Business)America’s convenience stores are trying to shake off their reputation as gas stations with hot dogs on rollers and Slurpees inside. Traditional players are responding to consumer trends and competition. Shoppers who visit convenience stores tend to be younger and more diverse than the overall population. Nearly a third of Millennials shop at convenience stores at least once a week, according to Kantar data. And younger, time-strapped customers are demanding healthier foods, analysts say. Dollar General (DG) …

Rob Kardashian Is ‘Ready To Take Control Of His Life’ – Perez Hilton

Rob Kardashian is getting back to the grind! Dream Kardashian‘s daddy isn’t messing around when it comes to his fitness anymore, a source has revealed to E! Online. The insider explained big sister Khloé Kardashian has been a huge source of inspiration for her bro as he’s returned to the gym: “Rob also was also influenced to get back in the gym from Khloé. She has been telling him that he will feel better and have more positivity in his …

23 Facts You Learned About Healthy Eating As A Kid That Are No Longer True

Here are three of the biggest lies about nutrition I was fed as a kid: Low-fat foods are always better for you than high-fat options. Drinking more milk makes your bones stronger. And you’re only properly hydrated once your pee comes out clear. Nope, nope, and nope. I didn’t know this at the time, but some of the “facts” about healthy eating that I absorbed as a youngster were clever marketing tactics dressed up as expert guidance about what to …