A widow who went from caring for her late husband to her 90-year-old father has received a much-deserved ambush makeover. In honor of November being National Family Caregivers Month, Susan Gray, 65, from West Babylon, New York, was given a head-to-toe transformation at the hands of celebrity hairstylist Louis Licari and Today lifestyle contributor Jill Martin. 'My story begins six years ago when my beloved husband of 25 years became extremely sick from a bacterial infection,' she said. 'Overnight our lives changed.' Scroll down for video Then and wow! Susan Gray, 65, from West Babylon, New York, received an ambush makeover on the Today show on Thursday in honor of National Family Caregivers Month Life-changing moment: She took care of her husband of 25 years after he contracted a fatal bacterial infection that prevented him from working and performing simple tasks Susan had to stop working full-time because her husband could no longer work, drive, … [Read more...] about Selfless widow who had to start caring for her 90-year-old father after her husband of 25 years died undergoes a stunning transformation during a much-deserved ambush makeover
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Whatever ultimately wiped more than 90 percent of life off the planet some 250 million years ago dealt quite a blow, with new research suggesting "living, breathing organisms" didn't truly come back from the grave until 10 million years later.The researchers think that this recovery took so long because even as species tried to regain their footing, they were hit with further setbacks as the environment continued to change."Life seemed to be getting back to normal when another crisis hit and set it back again," study researcher Michael Benton, from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, said in a statement. "The carbon crises were repeated many times, and then finally conditions became normal again after five million years or so."Great dyingThe Permian-Triassic extinction event, known informally as "The Great Dying," was the largest mass extinction on Earth. It killed off 96 percent of the world's marine species and 70 percent of the land-bound vertebrates and even a large … [Read more...] about Life After Death: ‘Great Dying’ Recovery Took 10 Million Years
It is suffocatingly dusty, a grey-brown haze looming over the city. People are wearing masks, wheezing or even coughing heavily as though the alveoli in the lungs can’t tell air from dust anymore.The visibility is bleak – 200 metres, I'd say – and people are struggling to keep their eyes open with the particulate matter settling on the eyelashes. Some have eyes which are blood-shot red with irritation.In the midst of this hideous desert-like city of mask-donning, sick-looking people and top-less buildings, my nose surprisingly detects the fragrance of lavender. The stimulus turns my body and I start walking towards the source, astonished that my body still responds to stimulus. I am half-convinced that it’s a mirage –like a thirsty traveller in a desert gets the illusion of a water body.Close Making conscious use of the limited oxygen in my body, I seem to have reached the source. A 15 ft X 5 ft vestibule is selling “pure oxygen”! … [Read more...] about Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers ‘clean air’ for 15 minutes at Rs 299!
April 25, 2016 - 10:46 BST hellomagazine.com Ever since it launched in 2009, the Queen's personal Twitter account has gone by the name The British Monarchy Ever since it launched in 2009, the Queen's personal Twitter account has used the name The British Monarchy. However royal fans will no longer find the account under the same name as its handle has been changed to the very fitting The Royal Family.The account is operated by members of the Queen's office and provides updates, pictures and videos from Buckingham Palace about the work and activities of the monarch and her family. Over the years it has amassed 2.19 million followers. CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY VIEW GALLERY The Queen sent her first tweet in 2014 While the Twitter account was opened years ago, it wasn't until October 2014 that the Queen sent her first ever tweet. The 90-year-old was opening a new gallery about communications revolutions at the … [Read more...] about The Queen’s personal Twitter account has changed
Source: pxhere Creative Commons CCO We’ve made progress in many realms of civil rights over the past decades in the U.S. The rights of African Americans, women, gays and lesbians, and handicapped people have expanded, thanks in part to deliberate civil rights movements, in which significant numbers of people demanded rights for these groups. But the rights of children have shrunk. Civil rights form the bedrock of American political ideology. Our progress as a democracy can be measured by the degree to which we have expanded our guarantee of rights to more categories of people. In the U.S. Declaration of Independence Jefferson declared that the “unalienable” human rights include Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution was designed to guarantee such rights as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and liberty. Liberty is the basic … [Read more...] about Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective