Denver Zoo shares the story of same-sex flamingo couple Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury

(CNN)The bands *NSYNC and Queen might not have a lot of crossover in the music world, but they do at the Denver Zoo where two same-sex flamingos — named Lance Bass and Freddie Mercury — share a love story. Before the two coupled, Willis said, Freddie was paired with a female American flamingo. Although the pair can’t reproduce, the zoo said they may still expand their family.The couple can “act as surrogate parents if a breeding pair is unable to raise their chick for any reason,” the zoo said on Facebook. In the meantime, Willis said they have been getting parenting practice by incubating a “dummy” egg. They wouldn’t be the first same-sex avian couple to raise a chick. Last …

Breaking Down Your Walls Takes Time

Holly Riordan Updated June 11, 2019 By Makhmutova Dina Breaking down your walls takes time. Even though meeting your forever person might change your attitude about love, it isn’t going to magically turn you from a skeptic to a romantic overnight. It isn’t going to transform you into a completely new person. You’ll still have baggage. You’ll still be . You can’t get angry at yourself for how hard it is for you to open up to someone special. It’s natural to guard your heart. You might not even know when you meet your forever person. Even if you can instantly tell this person is different, this person is special, it doesn’t mean you’re going to skip right to marriage. …

Photoshop Fail Of The Week: Katie Maloney Is Full Of Baloney Betches

…And I mean the title in that Katie Maloney is a lying liar who lies. I debated, you guys, I seriously debated choosing this photo for this week’s Photoshop fail, because it’s just not even very interesting. It’s a quick, sloppy edit. It’s not even fun to dissect. But the reason we’re doing it anyway is because I cannot stand idly by. This is about justice. For those of you who don’t know, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, aka Bubba, is often body shamed on Vanderpump Rules. And that is not cool, and nobody should make mean comments about her body. But, it happens time and time again. Katie likes to get caught up on the Justice Train that people should not be bullies …

Hack Brief: Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

In its rush to gather biometric data from travelers in the US, Customs and Border Protection has apparently neglected basic safeguards to protect it. One of its subcontractors was recently breached, leaving photos of travelers and license plates in the hands of hackers. The Washington Post first reported the incident, whose full scope remains unclear. But the hack has raised sharp questions about the agency’s already controversial push for biometrics. Facial recognition scans have become more routine at airports; CBP wants it in the top 20 US airports by 2021. “The CBP program should be suspended pending an investigation,” says Jeramie Scott, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “The agency simply should not collect this sensitive personal information …

Cheating Rumors Forced Kate Middleton & Prince William To ‘Examine Their Relationship’ – Perez Hilton

Things seem to be looking up for Kate Middleton and Prince William! Sources are saying that the momma of three is doing her best to get her life back on track after A Middleton family friend tells Us Weekly: “Kate finds the rumors hurtful, obviously, and hates the thought that one day her children will be able to read about them online.” However, there was an possible upside to the chattering, the insider shared: “It forced her and William to sit back and examine their relationship, which they realized they should have been doing more often.” A second source shared with Us that although the rumors “didn’t go down well with Kate,” she was “determined to pull through it and …

Privacy activist Ola Bini detained for 2 months in Ecuador without charges

My son is imprisoned without knowing what he is accused of and without evidence, Dag Gustafsson told the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. He has become a political pawn in a large game where the U.S. is also involved. Hours earlier, however, in England, staff at the Ecuadorian embassy in London handed over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to British authorities. The way I see it, Ola’s imprisonment is all about his relations with Assange, Gustafsson continued. He has seen Assange’s friends disappear one by one and felt it was his duty to maintain contact for Assange not to be completely isolated. In two hearings to date, Ecuadors prosecutors have, failing on both occasions to bring any charges or evidence to substantiate their …

Couple’s baby joy after 13 miscarriages

It was in 2008 the couple suffered the heartbreak of their first miscarriage. They said when it happened a third time, they knew something was wrong. Doctors advised them to keep trying but, after their fourth pregnancy ended, they were referred to Prof Quenby at University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire’s Biomedical Research Unit. Image copyright Laura Worsley Image caption Laura and Dave kept the pregnancy a secret for fear of experiencing another loss Prof Quenby said they used steroids to suppress Laura’s immune system to allow the pregnancy to progress beyond 24 weeks, when babies have a chance of surviving. Drugs helped stop her blood clotting. “The steroids do have side effects,” said Prof Quenby. “But we both decided …

Bolsonaro tight-lipped as minister faces calls to resign over Lula scandal

Srgio Moro, who jailed Bolsonaros top rival, Lula, before Brazil election, accused of totally inappropriate links with prosecutors Brazils justice minister is facing growing calls to resign after a series of politically explosive leaks that some observers believe could have a profound effect on Brazilian politics and the administration of the far-right president, the historic Car Wash anti-corruption investigation. He controversially took his job last year after helping jail Bolsonaros key election rival, former president Luiz Incio Lula da Silva, and has been widely tipped as a future president himself. But Moros political future was thrown into doubt on Sunday after the Intercept began publishing a series of exposs based on what it called its Secret Brazil Archive reports which …

Sciatica SOS Review

What is Sciatica? Sciatica is the term used to describe nerve pain in the buttocks, legs and feet. It is caused when the sciatic nerve – the longest nerve in the body – becomes compressed or irritated. If you’re suffering with pain that radiates down the back of your leg and into your feet, it could be sciatica. Do you prefer a video? Click here to fast view. What is the Sciatic Nerve? The sciatic nerve starts at the lower spine before running through the buttock, down the back of the thigh and into the foot. It’s an important nerve that sends signals from the spinal cord to the entire lower body. Because of its location and length, the sciatic …

Wake up, England: Boris Johnsons charm is just the arrogance of those born to rule | Suzanne Moore

The Tory leadership contest shows well keep running back to the posh boys, no matter how much they use and abuse us, says Guardian columnist Suzanne Moore I recognise this feeling and I hate it. A friend is going out with a guy who humiliates her, spends her money, has affairs and is abusive. Yet she feels lost and is somehow dependent and when he promises he will make it all OK somehow, that he will change, and the future will be wonderful, she decides to give it another whirl. Anyway, she says, what else is there? Half-broken, she has lost the ability to even imagine a better life for herself. It is no use, my anger on her behalf …

I’m not aiming for no deal, says Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohnson: Brexit delay means defeat Boris Johnson has said he is “not aiming for a no-deal outcome” for Brexit at the launch of his campaign for the Tory leadership. But he said leaving no deal on the table was a “vital tool of negotiation” and the UK “must do better than the current withdrawal agreement”. “Delay means defeat, delay means Corbyn,” he said, saying the UK must leave the EU on 31 October. But Chancellor Philip Hammond said it was “impossible” to leave by then. “I think it’s not sensible for candidates to box themselves into a corner on this,” Mr Hammond told a Bloomberg conference. Who will replace Theresa May? Mr …

Mothers who have abortions: what to do with TVs third rail?

Most women who terminate a pregnancy are already mothers but we rarely see that on screen. Australian comedy The Letdown is the latest show to tackle the taboo We got a beautiful email from a viewer last week, says Sarah Scheller, co-creator of the ABCs The Letdown. It said, That was my scenario. I cant believe I just saw it on screen. Women who have abortions are only just now beginning to see themselves depicted on screens, but for a certain subgroup women who are already mothers when they decide to terminate the taboo is stronger than ever. Its a taboo that Schellers low-key comedy was determined to quietly break. The Letdown follows Audrey: a middle-class woman, played by Schellers …

Overweight Mom Shrinks Waist By 5 Inches Thanks To This Unusual Audio

#1 Reason Hypnosis For Weight Loss FAILS…(And What To Do Instead) Hi, my name’s Sarah. I’m a 42 year old stay at home mom living in Kentucky. Recently, my friend told me about this weird little fat loss method she read about in a woman’s magazine. When she told me what it was, I was very skeptical. I mean… How many times have we been told about a new ‘miracle’ method that can help you ‘drop a dress size’? Ugh. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried everything under the sun–fad diets, ab crunches, eating nothing but popcorn (yeah I got that one from Madonna!) But this method is something else. I’m living proof of that, and so are these …

A white campground employee is fired after pulling a gun on a black couple looking for a picnic site

(CNN)A Mississippi campground facility has fired a white employee accused of pulling a gun on a black couple trying to find a picnic site. “This lady literally just pulled a gun because we out here and didn’t have reservationsfor a lake we didn’t even know we had to have reservations for,” Jessica Richardson said in the video. “The only thing you had to do was tell us to leave, we would have left, you did not have to pull a gun.” CNN has reached out to the couple. Information on the unidentified employee was not immediately available. Employee puts gun back into her pocket In the video, the unidentified woman asked the couple to leave before she put the gun …