A mom left her baby at the airport, so the whole plane turned around to get her daughter.

Creative Commons/ If you have children and are upset with yourself for not being the perfect parent,  take comfort in knowing  that at least your vulnerable parenting moment didn’t make international news, like one mother who was recently separated from her baby. Before we blame the mother involved, it’s important to remember that Moms and Dads are human beings, too, and they are bound to forget to pick their child up from soccer practice at some point or forget about a date that means everything to their young child every now and then, no matter how mindful and caring they strive to be. While traveling from Saudi Arabia to Malaysia, a mother realized she left her baby at the terminal …

George Conway Urges Serious Inquiry Into Trumps Mental Health After New Lie

Conway, a persistent Trump critic despite his wife’s position in the administration, slammed the president’s “ “Even his donors and supporters wonder, Conway’s first tweet linked to a clip in which Trump suggested that District Judge Amy Berman Jackson found “no collusion” in “I can only tell you one thing: no collusion” multiple times.  “The ‘no collusion’ mantra is simply a non sequitur,” she said, adding that “the investigation is still ongoing.” whom he incorrectly referred to as “Tim Apple” at a White House meeting last week. but that the “Cook” was so fast no one heard it.  he skipped the word just to save time.  to save **a third of a second**” “Whether or not impeachment is in order, a …

Far-right Australian lawmaker finds himself — literally — with egg on his face

(CNN)A far-right Australian lawmaker who blamed the slaughter at two Christchurch mosques on immigration policies that “allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place” literally had egg on his face Saturday. The same day, the lawmaker said, “This kind of violent vigilantism … highlights the growing fear within our community, both in Australia and New Zealand, of the increasing Muslim presence.” Anning said he opposed violence and condemned the gunman’s actions but added, “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program, which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.” His comments, which his media team confirmed as legitimate, sparked widespread outrage, including a tweet from …

The elite college admissions scandal exposes the inequities in our supposed ‘meritocracy.’

The FBI has uncovered the biggest college admissions cheating scandal in history—and it’s a doozy. Fifty people, including high-profile celebrities and CEOs, NCAA coaches, and college exam administrators, have been indicted in a multi-million dollar cheating scheme to get wealthy kids admitted into elite colleges. Among those charged in the case are actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, and coaches at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC. The parents in the case apparently paid a college admissions consultant named William Singer to help their kids get into certain schools. In their arrangements with Singer, parents, coaches, testers, and others knowingly cheated in order to make that happen. In some cases, stand-ins took students’ SAT or ACT tests for them. In others, …

Someone challenged bored teens to clean up local parks and beaches. They absolutely nailed it.

When hashtag social media challenges go viral, they’re usually bad news. The Tide pod challenge, cinnamon challenge, and that one where people stuck condoms on their heads were all pretty bad ideas. But over the weekend, #Trashtag went viral, inspiring young people all over the world to buy a box of garbage bags and post photos of themselves cleaning up their local parks, beaches, and wilderness areas. It’s believed that the trend started on March 5 when Facebook user Byron Román shared a photo of himself issuing a challenge to “bored teens” asking them to “Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance, then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post …

Most Planets Lack The Magnetic Field To Support Life

We’ve been neglecting an important factor in the search for life on other worlds, we’ve focused on temperatures without considering the importance of magnetic fields. Unfortunately, it seems that magnetic fields like the Earth’s are very rare, suggesting almost all the planets we have found are devoid of life. Mars and Venus both started out with plenty of water. Scientists are now convinced that the loss of their magnetic fields allowed solar radiation to break up water vapor from their atmospheres. The hydrogen escaped, making them the deserts they are today. So are all the exoplanets we are finding within stars’ “habitable zones” likely to be Earth-like paradises or hell-holes like Venus? Australian National University PhD student Sarah McIntyre has modeled …

Israel Launches Airstrikes On Hamas Targets In Gaza Following Tel Aviv Attack

Hamas targets in the Following the overnight exchanges, sirens sounded again in Israeli border towns after dawn broke. In a statement, the Israeli military said it had struck “approximately 100 military targets” belonging to Hamas, the Islamist militant group which controls Gaza. Reuters was unable to immediately verify the claims. Palestinian news media reported strikes throughout Gaza, from Rafah in the south to the north of the densely populated coastal strip that is home to two million Palestinians. Health ministry officials in Gaza said two people, a man and a woman, were wounded when their house was damaged in Rafah in the early morning. IF NOT HAMAS, WHO? That salvo caused no casualties or damage, missing built-up areas. But it …

A manifesto for tackling the climate change crisis | UK Student Climate Network

As thousands of pupils strike over the catastrophe facing the planet, we demand a state of emergency be called, says the UK Student Climate Network Were the UK Student Climate Network. Were young, were students and were calling for change. Our movement started in February when tens of thousands of young people took to the streets in towns and cities around Britain, in an unprecedented emergence of a youth climate justice movement. Weve joined a movement thats spreading rapidly across the world, catalysed by the actions of one individual in taking a stand in August last year. Greta Thunberg may have been the spark, but were the wildfire and were fuelled by the necessity for action. The climate is in …

30 Situations That Happen To Everyone, But No One Talks About

We here at Bored Panda have collected a list of just these kind of occasions, and there are sure to be plenty of them that’ll leave you nodding along in bemused recognition. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and add your own in the comments! #1 Keeping track of your passwords can be difficult, it’s a fine line between good online security and being able to remember the damn things. And it’s only getting more complex. Capital letters, numerals, but don’t you dare try using that dash. Just coming up with a decent one takes a certain talent! #3 Thank god for the autosave. This one seems more of a ‘retro’ experience for me, however those easy excuses for …

And the next ‘Bachelorette’ is …

(CNN)Warning this article contains spoilers about the next season of “The Bachelorette” This may come as a bit of surprise to fans, because Brown did not make it to the final three. But nevertheless, she’ll be the one captivating viewers as she continues on her quest for love next season. Brown, 24, is Miss Alabama and was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in communications. She works as an interior designer. Related: ‘The Bachelor’ finale ends with a shocking twist In case contestants are looking for some tips on how to win her heart and a rose, her official ABC bio says she “likes it when her date opens …

‘Like a ghost town’: how short-term rentals dim New Orleans legacy

As rentals with companies such as Airbnb proliferate in the area, raising rent and property taxes, officials are enacting laws to protect local residents New Orleans Treme is regarded as the nations American neighborhood, but some of its residents, like Darryl Durham, now say that legacy is fading quickly. In recent years, short-term rentals with companies such as Airbnb proliferated and now operate on about 45% of the Historic Faubourg Treme Districts parcels. Resulting rent rises and property taxes stemming from that have forced out many black families and residents, said Durham, a musician who has lived there since 2006. Now Treme moves in an unnatural rhythm. For about half of each week, the number of tourists drops and many …

Mays final warning to Tory rebels: back me or lose Brexit

PM signals she will put her deal to parliament again after cabinet splits three ways and government defeated twice Theresa May will attempt one final desperate roll of the dice on her Brexit deal, issuing a stark warning to mutinous Brexiters that they must approve her offer by next week or face a long humiliated yet again amid chaotic scenes on Wednesday night in parliament, as her cabinet ruptured three ways and MPs inflicted two more defeats on the government to demand no deal should be taken off the table permanently. In an unprecedented night of Tory splits, four cabinet ministers, Amber Rudd, David Mundell, David Gauke and Greg Clark, defied their partys last-minute whip and refused to vote against …

Tucker Carlson Continues To Attack Group That Released His Old Racist And Sexist Comments

Carlson opened his show slamming Media Matters for America, the nonprofit research organization that monitors news companies. It had published a series of investigations on Sunday and Monday that highlighted years of Carlson’s appearances on the shock-jock radio program “The Bubba the Love Sponge Show” from 2006 to 2011. During his weekly appearances, Carlson at times called women “primitive,” challenged former President Barack Obama’s race, used homophobic terms and called Iraqis “semi-literate primitive monkeys.” “Media Matters is a George Soros-funded lobbying organization, whose sole mission is to punish critics of the Democratic Party,” Carlson said Tuesday. He later attacked CNN host Brian Stelter, who had criticized Carlson’s comments, as “the house eunuch at CNN.” “Tucker Carlson red face ranting about …

UK might never leave EU if Prime Minister’s Tuesday vote fails

London (CNN)If lawmakers don’t take their final chance to vote for British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Tuesday, then — in the words of European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker — the United Kingdom might never leave the European Union. Seaside town struggles during wait for Brexit The Northern Irish DUP party, on whose votes May normally relies to give her government a working majority in Parliament, will be decisive. If they oppose the new plans, May’s Brexit deal will fail altogether — but they could also swing many Tories against the government. If May’s plan fails, there will be subsequent votes later this week on whether the Commons wants to block a no deal and whether Brexit should …

What Happened To Our Favorite 2000s Reality TV Stars? Betches

The early 2000s were a magical time of Abercrombie miniskirts, chunky highlights, weird tiny vests, and of course, some of the trashiest reality TV that has ever existed. There was nothing better than gasping in horror at that week’s episode of A Shot at Love and posting about it on Myspace, where you’ve been friends with Tila Tequila for like, ever. Or watching Viva La Bam at your boyfriend’s house after school and losing your sh*t at the many hilarious pranks they pulled. Who didn’t have a crush on Ashton Kutcher after seeing him be so funny and charming on Punk’d?  Simpler times. Now that we’re almost to the 2020s (wtf?), what’s become of our favorite trash reality TV stars? I did some …

Some Of Our Favorite Celebs Were Indicted In A Huge College Admissions Scam Betches

It’s no big secret that the entire college admissions system in the US is f*cked up. College in general is way too expensive, there’s a huge amount of inequality based on race and income (among other things), and high schoolers are under a crazy amount of stress to figure out what they’re doing with the rest of their lives. And now, we have concrete evidence that the whole thing sucks even worse than we thought, because 40 people, including some celebrities, have been indicted for their involvement in a major college admissions scam. The whole story truly isn’t that surprising, mostly because I watched Gossip Girl, but it’s still pretty disappointing to know that this stuff actually happens in real life. …