This ‘90s Graphic Novel Can Give Insight Into Current Events
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by Brian Ives // Managing Editor, Beasley Media
4M ago
Due to the horrific tragedy that has taken place in Israel and its continuing aftermath, we are unveiling a special Beasley Best Community of Caring initiative focused on tolerance, respect, and empathy. For the next few weeks, we will publish features encouraging those values. Last week, we wrote about a graphic novel called Maus, a book that details one Holocaust survivor’s story and the generational trauma experienced by his son (the writer and narrator of the book). This week, we look at Palestine, a 1993 graphic novel by journalist Joe Sacco. As we wrote about Maus last week, this isn’t a ..read more
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Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum Are Engaged After 2 Years of Dating
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by Laila Abuelhawa
4M ago
Wedding bells will soon be chiming for Zoë Kravitz and Channing Tatum! The couple, who have been dating for two years, are now engaged, according to People. Over the weekend, Kravitz was spotted with a huge engagement ring after she and Tatum were photographed leaving Kendall Jenner’s Halloween party. She was dressed as Rosemary Woodhouse from the 1968 horror movie Rosemary’s Baby, while Tatum hilariously dressed up as the baby with a full-on bonnet. bethany on Twitter: “channing tatum and zoë kravitz dressed as rosemary and her baby… i’m crying pic.twitter.com/DCSTEk0b0E / Twitter” channing ..read more
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Travis Kelce Criticized Over Resurfaced ‘Breeder’ Comments
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by Laila Abuelhawa
4M ago
Travis Kelce’s previous comments about “breeding” earlier this year have sparked controversy amid his ongoing romance with Taylor Swift. The Kansas City Chiefs star, 34, first made the remarks about starting his own family during a February “Mom & Dad” episode of his and his brother Jason Kelce’s podcast, New Heights. The episode resurfaced after a source claimed to Yahoo Entertainment that Swift and Travis Kelce “have talked about kids” within the next year. In the episode of his podcast, the Philadelphia Eagles star asked his mother, Donna, which of her two sons she was “rooting for,” as ..read more
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Bad Grammar Can Physically Stress People Out, Study Finds
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by Kayla Morgan
4M ago
Have you ever caught yourself wincing at a text message with poor grammar or an email riddled with typos? You’re not alone. Turns out, it’s not just annoyance. Apparently, bad grammar can stir up our emotions in a big way. Research even suggests that hearing bad grammar can kick-start our “fight-or-flight” response. In a study titled “Heart Rate Variability and Language Knowledge” published in the Journal of Neurolinguistics, Professors Dagmar Divjak and Professor Petar Milin from the University of Birmingham found a link between bad grammar and changes in people’s heart rate variability (HRV ..read more
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9 Delaware Landmarks to Light the World in Teal for Alzheimer’s Awareness
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by Diana Beasley
4M ago
In support of November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, iconic Delaware locations are lighting up teal to raise awareness across the state. Alzheimer’s Awareness Month According to a press release more than 1000 buildings and landmarks around the world will light up teal on November 2 as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) Light the World in Teal program. Additionally, this annual program, held in November as part of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, aims to literally shine a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the millions of people affected by it. Teal ..read more
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‘Friends’ Cast Issues Statement on Death of Matthew Perry
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by Erica Banas // Rock Music Reporter
4M ago
The cast of Friends — Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer — have issued a statement about the death of Matthew Perry. In a statement to People, “We are all so utterly devastated by the loss of Matthew. We were more than just cast mates. We are a family. There is so much to say, but right now we’re going to take a moment to grieve and process this unfathomable loss.” The cast continues, “In time we will say more, as and when we are able. For now, our thoughts and our love are with Matty’s family, his friends, and everyone who loved him ..read more
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Matthew Perry: Tributes from Celebrities, ‘Friends’ Creators
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by Laila Abuelhawa
4M ago
Following the death of Matthew Perry over the weekend, tributes poured in from fans and famous celebrity friends. As we previously reported, the dispatch call made in response to the Friends actor’s death references “drowning” after Perry, 54, was found dead in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (October 28). First responders were sent to Perry’s home after receiving a cardiac arrest call, where he was discovered unresponsive. No drugs or foul play were found at the scene. The Los Angeles County Coroner has conducted an autopsy and is awaiting toxicology testing to determine the cau ..read more
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Elon Musk Explores Transforming X into a Dating App
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by Kayla Morgan
4M ago
One year ago, Elon Musk assumed control of Twitter, and the social media platform officially rebranded as “X” in July. Now, further changes are in progress for the platform. Musk reportedly marked the anniversary of his acquisition of the social media platform by informing his employees in a video call that he intends to introduce a dating component to the app in 2024. An “everything app.” Business Insider reports that specific details about how this dating feature will function remain undisclosed. During the same call, Musk also expressed his ambition to transform X into a fully functional di ..read more
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Pennsylvania Has One of the Top Hallmark Christmas Towns
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by Anne Erickson
4M ago
The holidays are almost here, and that means it’s Hallmark movie time. Admit it. You get stuck on those romantic holiday flicks when nobody is watching. Or, maybe you proudly watch them with your friends or family. I totally own my love for these cheesy movies. Regardless, Hallmark movie season is here. Well, Pennsylvania has one of the top Hallmark Christmas towns in America. The new list comes from Reservations.com. In their article, they state, “Known for their heart-warming cards, Hallmark has capitalized on finding those moments that inspire humility, gratitude and connection.” They add ..read more
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Matthew Perry 911 Dispatch Audio Mentions ‘Drowning’
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by Laila Abuelhawa
4M ago
FollowingMatthew Perry's death, which we reported on last night, gossip website TMZ acquired the dispatch call made in response to the Friends actor’s drowning. The dispatch audio references “drowning” after Perry, 54, was found dead in a jacuzzi at his Los Angeles home on Saturday (October 28). In the 15-second audio clip, a man says, “Agent 23. Rescue 23. EMS 9 on the radio. In response to the drowning,” as first responders were sent to Perry’s home after receiving a cardiac arrest call. Perry was discovered unresponsive at his home. No drugs or foul play were found at the scene, according t ..read more
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