‘Bring your own lunchbox to cut waste’

“People are saying that they are buying food to take out because life has got busier,” says Hubbub’s Tessa Tricks. “It’s that sense that, ‘I’m important and having this on the go will make me do things more efficiently,’ but sometimes sitting with crockery and cutlery and enjoying it would be better.” Ms Tricks argues it is usually both healthier and cheaper to make a packed lunch, but the charity is also encouraging people to pop a plastic box in their bag alongside their reusable coffee cup, if they plan to buy takeaway food. Food outlets ‘should list all ingredients’ ‘Eco-friendly’ bags survive three years in soil Food waste ‘worse for climate than plastic’ Does your dinner come from a …

Alabama’s abortion ban shows the chilling effect of Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment | Jill Filipovic

The goal of anti-abortion campaigners is to overturn Roe v Wade. With todays radical, activist, rightwing supreme court, they may succeed There is a war on American women. On Tuesday night, Alabama voted to outlaw abortion entirely. Doctors who perform the procedure could go to prison for 99 years, simply for providing healthcare that one in four American women obtains at some point in her life. The law offers no exception for rape or incest victims because, as the Republican lawmaker Clyde Chambliss said, When God creates the miracle of life inside a womans womb, it is not our place as human beings to extinguish that life. This is todays pro-life movement: arguing that pre-teen girls who are raped and …

This Instagram model’s video of her panic attack is hard to watch. And absolutely necessary.

When you scroll through Malaysian Instagram model Kharina K’s photos, it appears she lives her best life most of the time. After all, that’s why she’s paid the big bucks to endorse various products — brands want to be associated with a beautiful woman who seems to lead an awesome, charmed life. But there’s a lot going on behind Kharina’s smile and fun-loving demeanor, and not all of it is “rainbows and sunshine,” as she puts it. Two days ago, Kharina posted a video of herself in the midst of an intense panic attack, in fact, she called it one of “THE WORST panic attacks I’d ever had.” If you’ve experienced a panic attack before, you know how terrifying it …

3 production companies say they won’t film in Georgia after abortion law signed

(CNN)Hollywood has been outspoken against a controversial Georgia abortion law, and now the heads of three production companies are saying they will not film in the state. Georgia has been the location for the filming of multiple television shows and blockbuster films, including one of Marvel’s biggest hits, “Black Panther.” Such films and the production of wildly popular TV series including “The Walking Dead” and “Stranger Things” have resulted in an estimated $2.7 billion pouring into the Southern state from direct spending via 455 productions, the governor’s office announced last year. Filmmakers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele released a joint statement Friday stating they’d stand “shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia” as their new show “Lovecraft Country” begins …

‘I Instagrammed my boyfriend’s drug habit’

“Incarceration and love aren’t meant to exist together, but we used Instagram to try to work out our way through it.” Warning: Contains images of drug paraphernalia Lisa and Elliot’s story is a romance with a difference. Elliot Murawski is just two weeks out of prison after serving more than two years for supplying Class A drugs, and is a recovering cocaine and heroin addict. The 28-year-old’s girlfriend, Lisa Selby, has been supporting him, while also sharing their struggles through social media. Image copyright Lisa Selby / @bluebaglife Image caption Elliot Murawski first tried drugs at the age of 12, and had moved on to Class A substances by the time he was 15 The couple, from Nottingham, met through …

Pregnant Women Are Still Struggling To Keep Their Jobs

Just four years ago, pregnant women scored what looked like a victory at the Supreme Court. In a case called Young v. UPS, the court appeared to make it harder for companies to deny expecting mothers the kinds of accommodations they need to keep working: things like extra bathroom breaks, a reprieve from heavy lifting, or even a stool to sit on while working a shift at the cash register. At least that’s what it seemed like. Instead, women have lost two-thirds of the accommodation cases decided since Young, according to a analysis of federal lawsuits released on Thursday by A Better Balance, an advocacy group that provides legal representation to caregivers and families. “Pregnant workers are still being forced …

45 Times People Took Inspiration From Famous Brands

Because, for some reason, brands are super important to us humans, many small businesses will seek to boost their image and profile by associating themselves with something more recognizable. Piracy is a crime and while some businesses blatantly do not care, others go to hilariously ridiculous lengths to try and get away with it! #2 They’re Crappy, But Flattering #3 I Saw This Movie Once According to Lapixa, more than half (51.66%) of all counterfeits came from China, but were also produced in Southeast Asia (9.04%) and Eastern Europe (4.47%). The production costs in these countries are low due to the use of cheap source materials and poor working conditions, furthermore costs for development and marketing basically do not exist. …

Heres What People In The 1900s Predicted Our Homes Would Look Like Today (7 Pics)

Raise your hands if you think that by 2100, we will have flying cars, robots with artificial intelligence, holidays on Mars and utterly intelligent houses. People have been making predictions about what the future would look like for ages. Sadly, they are usually far-fetched or even utopian and society doesn’t seem to keep up with creative wishes. So, are the predictions extremely ambitious or we don’t put enough effort into bringing wild ideas to life? There’s a huge question mark tied to what’s coming in the future. And although cutting-edge technology moves at a fast pace and many ideas that seemed outlandish in the past are more than real nowadays, we shouldn’t be carried away by fantasies because the future …

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Team Is Selling Cocaine-Themed T-Shirts

may be rising in the U.S. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign team from raising money by selling a cocaine-themed T-shirt. The garment features a depiction of McConnell alongside what appears to be a cloud of coke dust. “Cartel Member,” is emblazoned on the back. A tweet posted by the campaign urged voters to “become an official member of the Cartel!” The “Cocaine Mitch” nickname went viral in 2018 after called McConnell the term in a campaign ad. a ship belonging to a company owned by McConnell’s father-in-law was once found carrying about 90 pounds of the drug, reports The Washington Post. RELATED… Trevor Noah 'Reveals' Why Trump's Love For Mitch McConnell Is Real

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Team Is Selling Cocaine-Themed T-Shirts

may be rising in the U.S. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign team from raising money by selling a cocaine-themed T-shirt. The garment features a depiction of McConnell alongside what appears to be a cloud of coke dust. “Cartel Member,” is emblazoned on the back. A tweet posted by the campaign urged voters to “become an official member of the Cartel!” The “Cocaine Mitch” nickname went viral in 2018 after called McConnell the term in a campaign ad. a ship belonging to a company owned by McConnell’s father-in-law was once found carrying about 90 pounds of the drug, reports The Washington Post. RELATED… Trevor Noah 'Reveals' Why Trump's Love For Mitch McConnell Is Real

Over 40 States Claim Drug Companies Are Manipulating Medicine Prices

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut on Friday, also names 15 individual senior executives responsible for sales, marketing and pricing. “We have hard evidence that shows the generic drug industry perpetrated a multibillion dollar fraud on the American people,” Tong said. “We have emails, text messages, telephone records and former company insiders that we believe will prove a multi-year conspiracy to fix prices and divide market share for huge numbers of generic drugs.” The surging prices of prescription drugs have drawn the attention of a number of politicians across the political spectrum from President Donald Trump to liberal Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. A spokesman for one of the companies named in the suit, Teva …

Someone cleverly reversed the roles of women and men throughout history and it’s simply a brilliant must-read.

If men put themselves into women’s historical shoes for a hot second, how would they handle the heat? Author and Twitter user extraordinaire, A.R. Moxon (@JuliusGoat) shared a thread describing an alternate future where men experience the social and political reality that American women have experienced in the U.S. It’s brilliant. “Try to imagine men’s reactions,” Moxon wrote, “if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered ‘identity politics.’ We would lose our entire minds.” Try to imagine men’s reactions, if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered “identity …

Someone cleverly reversed the roles of women and men throughout history and it’s simply a brilliant must-read.

If men put themselves into women’s historical shoes for a hot second, how would they handle the heat? Author and Twitter user extraordinaire, A.R. Moxon (@JuliusGoat) shared a thread describing an alternate future where men experience the social and political reality that American women have experienced in the U.S. It’s brilliant. “Try to imagine men’s reactions,” Moxon wrote, “if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered ‘identity politics.’ We would lose our entire minds.” Try to imagine men’s reactions, if it was known for a fact the next 45 presidents would be women, and after those 240 years, a man running was considered “identity …

Girl Shows Instagram Vs. Reality In 20 Pics

The perfect lighting, the ideal framing and composition, the right angle and posture, vibrant colors and of course some filters – that’s about it for the secret formula for pitch-perfect Instagram photos. These incredible dream-like photos fill our timelines and transport us to a magical world where people have perfect bodies, eat only healthy vegan food, have an effortless appearance, travel every day and discover new things, and buy expensive branded clothes almost every week. This Instagram world is so perfect that it makes us miserable and jealous of others who live these perfect Instagram lives. #1 “Sorry to disappoint you but in reality winter in Switzerland looks way more like the right picture… The snow stays just for one …

Girl Shows Instagram Vs. Reality In 20 Pics

The perfect lighting, the ideal framing and composition, the right angle and posture, vibrant colors and of course some filters – that’s about it for the secret formula for pitch-perfect Instagram photos. These incredible dream-like photos fill our timelines and transport us to a magical world where people have perfect bodies, eat only healthy vegan food, have an effortless appearance, travel every day and discover new things, and buy expensive branded clothes almost every week. This Instagram world is so perfect that it makes us miserable and jealous of others who live these perfect Instagram lives. #1 “Sorry to disappoint you but in reality winter in Switzerland looks way more like the right picture… The snow stays just for one …