Conservative internet publisher Andrew Beirtbart has passed away at the young age of 43, confirmed by his attorney and the editor-in-chief of his websites. There is no definitive confirmation as to the cause of his unexpected death, although the statement on his websites said it was due to natural causes.
Early in December, 23-year-old model Lauren Scruggs stepped in front of a propeller plane while the propeller was still spinning. In that instant, her life changed forever. The Texas model and blogger lost her left eye in the accident, but was recently seen in public last week with her prosthetic eye for the first time.
On Sunday, an official from Guinness World Records named a 72-year-old Nepalese man the shortest man alive and the shortest person ever to be recorded by the publication. He was presented with two certificates to commemorate these achievements.
In the Arabian Sea, the Italian coast guard is reporting that the Costa Allegra, an Italian cruise ship, is adrift near the Seychelles islands after a fire broke out and caused the motors to stop working. They say the passengers are safe, but the ship cannot travel anywhere.
State lawmakers in Indiana were recently presented with a resolution to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts organization and honor the positive influence the group has had on American women. Representative Bob Morris, a Republican from Fort Wayne, was the only representative to refuse to sign, citing a belief that the Girl Scouts is a “radicalized organization.”
Freelancing allows you to make money on your own terms without permanent employment, but it also means you don’t have access to certain perks like group insurance, administrative support and job growth assistance. Though, since a reported 30 percent of the US workforce is now freelance, that has changed.
The king cake is a traditional Mardi Gras food. It is usually a ring-shaped pastry, sometimes filled with cheese or jelly and sprinkled with the colors of Mardi Gras. It began as an Epiphany treat, celebrating the arrival of the Three Wise Men to the stable where Jesus was born. Oh, and it’s delicious.
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