‘I’m mixed-race, is Cambridge right for me?’

Anoushka Mutanda Dougherty has been offered a place at Cambridge University, but she’s mixed-race and from a state school – and only 3% of students who started at Cambridge in 2017 were black, or mixed-race with black heritage. So is it the best place for her? At this point, she’s not sure. Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Cambridge is the fourth-oldest surviving university in the world. Cambridge has produced, so far, 90 Nobel prize winners – and Cambridge, this educational powerhouse, just might not be where I want to go. At least, that’s how I feel right now, a week after finding out that I got a place. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A student …

Very Unexpected Paternity Test Results Creates Scandal At Swiss Zoo

Basel Zoo in Switzerland has been caught in a scandal that sounds like something straight off The Jerry Springer Show. A paternity test has exposed some rather risqué goings-on in the orangutan enclosure.  At the center of it all is the 5-month-old Padma, whose paternity test threw up some unexpected results. To get to the nitty-gritty of the story, her father is not who the keepers thought he was.  Orangutans (Pongo abelii) at Basel Zoo are part of the Endangered Species Program. This means staff try to match couples so that the male and female orangutans have as little DNA in common as physically possible to encourage as much genetic diversity within the zoo as they can. And so, 11-year-old Maja was paired …

Trumps 2020 Campaign Kicks Off With A Carnival Of Lies In El Paso

EL PASO, Texas — As thousands of Christopher Mathias / HuffPost Trump merchandise for sale at the rally. As Trump supporters poured into the gated area outside the coliseum, music blared from the loudspeakers, a playlist that included Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” and “Memory” from the Broadway musical “Cats.” The music was interrupted intermittently by announcements, including one pleading with Trump supporters to “not hurt any protesters” who might show up to ruin the night’s fun. On the giant screen outside the venue, a Trump campaign message implored fans to follow the president on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. “Your source for Real News,” the message screamed. HuffPost was not granted press credentials to report …

5 things to know for January 23: Shutdown, teachers’ strike, transgender military ban

(CNN)It’s Day 33 of the partial government shutdown, and somefederal workers face the prospect of missing another paycheck. Here are some ways you can help them. And here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) The Senate will vote on a pair of bills tomorrow aimed at reopening the parts of the government that are closed. One bill, backed by the GOP, would fund President Trump’s border wall and offer temporary protections for DACA recipients. The other bill, backed by Democrats, is short-term funding legislation that offers no wall funding. Both are expected …

Despite government shutdown, Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Park to open thanks to Delta donation

Georgia State Rep. Mable Thomas recalls standing in awe as a young girl, watching King march down her home street in Atlanta. (Fox News) AS DELTA UNVEILS NATION’S 1ST BIOMETRIC TERMINAL, SOME LOVE ITS CONVENIENCE, OTHERS RAISE PRIVACY CONCERNS Traditionally, there’s nothing profound about guests gaining indoor access to the park’s sites, but considering the partial government shutdown, this is a welcome surprise. King’s birth home, the church where he delivered his first sermon, one of the South’s first desegregated firehouses and the park’s Visitor’s Center rely on federal funding. As a result, about two-thirds of the park has been shuttered since Dec. 22, when the government reached an impasse over border wall funding, triggering the start of the longest …

‘Take Me To Church’ Was An Unlikely Hit. Does Hozier Need To Top It?

Andrew Hozier-Byrne didn’t expect to have a song played on the radio, let alone one that became a hit across international airwaves and streaming platforms. But “Grammy nomination for Song of the Year. “I did not imagine it being [a hit], in any way, shape or form … it was kind of an unlikely crossover hit, I think, as far as I was concerned. I was pretty unprepared for that,” Hozier told HuffPost about the song, which among other things references organized attacks The singer, who hails from Ireland, is on the cusp of releasing his sophomore full-length album. Called “ We’re about a month away from the release of your new album. What’s on your mind? I try to …

Kylie Jenner’s House Is Basic, And So Is She Betches

Architectural Digest Architectural Digest One theme that comes through the article is that Kylie Jenner, despite having a mansion filled with thousand-dollar bespoke furniture, is actually so relatable. Is there anything more insufferable than being rich, famous, and artificially gorgeous, and yet still insisting you are like us regular people who don’t have mini Lamborghinis for our one-year-old daughters and unlimited access to lip fillers and, oh yeah, a f*cking custom-designed mansion to live in? No. And yet, celebrities insisting they are just like us is a common narrative that we see so often, to the point that it’s become some celebs’ entire persona. Think Jennifer Lawrence circa 2012. That sh*t got old, didn’t it? And Kylie Jenner, someone who has been …

Speedboat killer victim was ‘my best friend’

But the 27-year-old teacher admits the huge focus on Shepherd has made it hard to really pay attention to her best friend, who she misses every day. “Charli was the biggest personality in the room, she drew attention, she was so funny, so clever and so quick and you wanted to be in her presence.” Lottie remembers clearly the first time she met Charli. “It was on her 19th birthday, we all lived in the same halls at university and a mutual friend invited me out for a mime-themed night out. “So we got all dressed up with face paint and ever since we have been inseparable.” Image copyright Charlotte Hare Image caption Lottie says this picture captured one of …

This man used to be homophobic. Heres why hes now a huge supporter of LGBTQ rights.

Matt Hershberger grew up in conservative, suburban Cincinnati, but since he never knew anything else, the effects of that more conventional mindset didn’t phase him, at least not at first. For example, the community’s approach to educating kids about sex came down to abstinence only. “It was just ‘exercise self control’ preached to masses of horny kids,” Matt writes in an email. So unsurprisingly, he and his friends went to less reliable, oftentimes super misogynistic outlets — like the internet — to learn about sex. As a result, a strong undercurrent of toxic masculinity began to build up in them. Photo by papaioannou kostas/Unsplash. And homophobia wasn’t far behind. Some of the boys that Matt hung out with had homophobic …

Booker and Harris on a collision course

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Booker and Harris on a collision course – Blackface or Klan hood? Northam’s very terrible week – Trump says ‘listen closely’ to SOTU for wall plan – Warren apologizes to Cherokees for DNA test blunder – Oops… BOOKER AND HARRIS ON A COLLISION COURSE Cory Booker is all at once doing something quite conventional and at the same time something totally out of step with the times. The New Jersey senator’s announcement today, the first day of Black History Month, identified him in a tradition of black Democratic presidential candidates. He quite explicitly is taking ownership of that identity in a way that his fellow Senate Judiciary Committee …

Shes Calling You Dumb And Telling You She Wants To Drink Alcohol: Mom Hilariously Fails At Teaching Her Baby Sign Language

Children have an incredible capacity for learning, so it makes sense for them to start early. This applies especially to languages; what would be a hell of a struggle for an adult comes just so much easier for a baby and their sponge-like brains. Image credits: mom, posting on the subreddit Image credits:

John Coughlin, two-time US pairs skating champion, dies by suicide day after being suspended

“My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John. Always Always Brother Bear,” she wrote. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement on Twitter regarding Coughlin’s death. “We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time,” U.S. Figure Skating tweeted. MIRAI NAGASU MAKES OLYMPIC HISTORY WITH FIGURE SKATING TRIPLE AXEL Coughlin’s death comes before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships are slated to take place in Detroit. Kathleen …

These Weird But Wonderful Gifts Will Definitely Spice Up Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the most fraught with danger. Booooooooring! But if you’re dating someone who would be disappointed to receive a 6-foot gummy cobra, a marijuana bouquet or a purse shaped like a bloody butcher knife, trust us: You don’t want them in your life. https://itsugar.com/giants/party-python.html When it comes to gummy anything, bigger is always better. This 6-foot-long gummy python is sure to let your Valentine know you are truly sweet on them. However, it’s pretty heavy, so carrying it to your love will be quite a workout. Mobile Phone Teeth Whitener Giant Pirahna Plant Puppet Upside-Down Wine Glass Bloody Butcher Knife Handbag Bouquet Of Stuffed STI Microbes Marijuana Flower Bouquet Jack Links Has your Valentine gone Paleo? Well, skip …

Demi Lovato isn’t participating in the 10 years challenge for the most inspiring reason.

Demi Lavato/Wikicommons Stars, they’re just like us, even if it means jumping in on popular Instagram trends. Celebrities like Caitlin Jenner, Reese Witherspoon, Madonna, Jessica Biel, and Chance the Rapper have hopped on the #10yearschallenge bandwagon, where people post a photo of themselves now next to a photo of themselves 10 years ago to show how they’ve changed and aged.   But Demi Lovato is one celebrity who won’t be participating in the #10yearchallenge trend. Instead, Lovato opted for her own, healthier version of the trend.   The singer posted a plain black background to her Instagram story with the text – “Sorry, I’d love to post a #10yearchallenge pic but I’m too busy living in the moment …” The …

15 amazing Google tricks you never knew before now

But the world’s most powerful search engine can do more than find things. Yes, the full G-Suite is a game-changer, and many of us have uploaded our entire digital existence to Drive; but most users don’t even realize how much power they have with a simple browser, thanks to Google’s many features and tricks. While you’re at it, find out what Google knows about you through its “takeout” feature. It’s free and tells you what the search giant knows about you. (Hint: If you’ve got multiple Google accounts, you’ll need to sign out and sign in for each.) If you never realized you could run two searches simultaneously or convert your screen to Klingon, read on. Google will grant you …

Why Christian Dior loved Britain

Image copyright ADRIEN DIRAND Image caption The iconic New Look collection which debuted in 1947 “He really changed the face of fashion in the post-war period, being a very austere time,” said Cullen. “He brought a very wonderful sort of femininity into his designs and at the time it was really something people were longing for. “They wanted change and his clothes were a sort of hopeful approach to the future,” she added. This collection was such a hit that it attracted attention from the British Royal Family, the designer’s salon was one of the first places Princess Margaret visited during her European tour in 1949. One of the highlights of the exhibition is a white ball gown that Dior …