January 13, 2023

Top British and Irish Universities Offer Free Online Courses to Afghan Women

Embed from Getty Images Since the Taliban captured Kabul on August 15, 2021, life has been very different for Afghan women. International concern for their safety and rights skyrocketed as it became clear that the new regime's promises to be more moderate in their dictates was illusory. Rules on female dress came quickly, followed by gender-segregated education. Now, the Taliban has officially banned women from the country's universities—effective immediately.

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January 10, 2023

Viral “Popcorn Guy” Amazes TikTok With His Mesmerizing Snack-Serving Skills

Daily chores can be a drag, especially if you just do them mechanically. That's why adding a bit of fun can turn the most mundane activity into something truly enjoyable. Just ask Jason Grosboll, a concession stand worker at a movie theater in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now known as “The Popcorn Guy,” Grosboll has taken the internet by storm after a guest named Oscar (aka oanderle on TikTok)

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January 6, 2023

Tobacco Companies Must Pay For Cigarette Butt Pollution Clean-Up In Spain

Cigarette butts are everywhere—scattered among shells on the beach, stamped into sidewalk grates, and floating in ocean waters. An estimated 5 billion butts alone clog our planet's oceans. This common litter takes about 10 years to decompose, releasing toxins as it deteriorates. The filters in particular are a problem. Spain has a solution: as part of a large environmental package recently passed, tobacco companies must foot the bill of cleaning up butts around the country.

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