opinion Henry Payne The Detroit News Published 10:07 PM EDT Jul 17, 2019 Count on the Brits for a bit of fun. The comedy troupe Monty Python infected my family years ago with its humor. Call out a scene from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and we are suddenly diverted from the moment. Our accents transform, our faces contort into character, and we recite the lines from memory: The French Taunter. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. The Knights Who Say “Ni!” The 2019 Mini Cooper JCW Knights Edition is like that. It's a hilarious diversion from the everyday five-door sea of utes on our byways. Mini, of course, is not so mini anymore. Now a member of the BMW family, the hatchback is based on the similar front-wheel drive platform used for small Bimmers, giving it a 98-inch wheelbase that is big stretch from the wee 80-inch shoeboxes that made the Oxford-built Mini a '60s legend. But next to your average Ford Explorer, the … [Read more...] about Payne: Mini Cooper JCW Knights Edition is a killer rabbit
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Logan Hill, The Washington Post Published 8:42 am PDT, Monday, July 15, 2019 Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have assumed the mantle. One man's Flordia Man story begins with an encounter crocodile. less Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have assumed the mantle. One man's Flordia Man story begins with an encounter ... more Photo: Courtesy Chris Dieter/Crocodile Encounter Photo: Courtesy Chris Dieter/Crocodile Encounter Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Since Florida Man was first defined on Twitter in 2013 as the "world's worst superhero," many men (and it's almost always men) have … [Read more...] about Is it OK to laugh at Florida Man?
The third trimester... finally! The homestretch is in sight and you are finally able to start baby shopping, choosing names for your little one and enjoying getting waited on hand and foot. Unfortunately, there are also some very unglamorous moments. Here are a few things I have discovered… 1. Underwear Who would ever think you would get so big that your belly needs a bra? True story. And they are a godsend, taking a lot of the pressure off your back and making everything look a lot ‘neater’. I particularly like the ones from pregnancy underwear specialist Cantaloop. 2. Stretch marks Anti stretch mark creams and oils becomes part of the daily routine and really do work. With so many claims out there that this or that product is the best, I decided to hedge my bets by doing a rotation between a few favourites – the Super Stretchy Miracle oil by Love Boo, the Organic Cold Pressed oil by Rosehip Plus and the more medical-sounding Pregnacare Stretch Mark … [Read more...] about 12 things I learned in my third trimester
BUTARO, RWANDA — Three hours along a bumpy dirt road from the capital of Rwanda, a new medical school is emerging from the unlikeliest of places — a small hilltop in the poor farming village of Butaro. The school’s name reveals its ambitious mission: The University of Global Health Equity. It aims to transform both medical education and medical care for the rural poor in central Africa and to serve as a model for more equitable health care around the globe. The new university is setting out to achieve this from the poorest part of Rwanda, a nation still recovering and rebuilding from genocide and civil war a quarter-century ago. Story Continued Below From this village, where only one in four residents finish primary school and the first doctor arrived just a decade ago, this new species of medical school aims to train doctors to treat the world’s people as they mostly live in the real world, without access to expensive and high-tech services. And its emphasis … [Read more...] about What a medical school on a Rwandan hilltop can teach the United States
Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Washington Post Published 2:31 pm PST, Thursday, January 24, 2019 Za'miya New, 4, at her home in Indian Head, Md., this month. She was participating in a study by University of Maryland researchers on napping. They put a helmet on Za'miya to simulate how she might feel in an MRI scanner. less Za'miya New, 4, at her home in Indian Head, Md., this month. She was participating in a study by University of Maryland researchers on napping. They put a helmet on Za'miya to simulate how she might feel in an ... more Photo: Washington Post Phot By Calla Kessler Photo: Washington Post Phot By Calla Kessler Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Za'miya New, 4, at her home in Indian Head, Md., this month. She was participating in a study by University of Maryland … [Read more...] about Brain researchers warn that lack of sleep is a public health crisis