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Terror attacks are part of living in big city, says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan has said he believes the threat of terror attacks are “part and parcel of living in a big city” and encouraged Londoners to be vigilant to combat dangers.

Originally posted by samisoffthewall

Perhaps the London mayor is correct in a gun-free society….bring that shit to Texas and see what happens.  #lonestarstate  #WeHaveGuns

The U.S. tourism industry is expecting 2 million fewer visitors because of Trump

  • The United States’ tourism and hospitality industries are freaking out over the effect that Trump’s presidency is expected to have on foreign tourism, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal.
  • America is set to see a decline of almost 2 million international travelers this year, the biggest drop off since the height of the global financial crisis, said a study by an industry group cited by the Journal. 
  • The biggest drop offs are set to occur in the U.S.’s two major international travel hubs, New York City, and Los Angeles. Read more (3/10/17 11:35 AM)
The Old College Try (Lin/Reader roommate AU)

Summary: You spent the summer before your freshman year of college thinking your roommate was going to be a girl named Lin. When you get to campus, that’s not what you find.

Part One: In which there are rooming assignment mishaps, salsa dancing, and Lunchables.  

You can find Part Two here!

Note: Write-a-thon Day 1! This can probably stand alone, but I’m tentatively calling it Part 1 out of 3. College!Lin is hard to walk away from, and I have plans for him.

Rating: T

Words: 2803

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The first general strike will be on Friday. Here’s what it’s trying to accomplish.

  • Amidst the hundreds of protests occurring spontaneously across a broad coalition, word of a protest of a whole different kind has been sweeping the country: calls for a “general strike,” a work stoppage that goes beyond putting bodies in the streets.
  • Put together by individual organizers across the country in response to a call for a strike by author Francine Prose in a column for the Guardian, the first of such strikes will come on Friday.But it’s difficult to say exactly how wide-spread this first strike will be. 

  • There will be rallies in major cities like New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia. But whether or not the single day strike can unify around a single message and make their point clear to the Trump administration remains to be seen. Read more. (2/16/2017 6:22 PM)


‘Not My President’s Day’ protests in the U.S.

Thousands of people in cities around the country are expected to turn out in protest of President Trump on Monday — a federal holiday that organizers are calling “Not My President’s Day.” Yahoo News has dispatched reporters to cover the major demonstrations planned in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and elsewhere.

(Photos: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News [3], Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images [2])

See more images from the protests on Yahoo News.

Actor Louis

i’ll bring the bread because boy, you’re the jam by scagnetism (8k)

Just when he’s about to stop clicking the next button and claim defeat, maybe put some posters up around town, he’s met with a picture of white cardstock lying on a table, words written in black Sharpie with careful, deliberate strokes. “Hiiii,” it reads, “if you’re reading this, you’ve found my camera! I’d love it if you could contact me so I can get it back. It’d be the nice thing to do.”

Or the AU where Harry loses his camera. Louis finds it. They fall for each other via email.

walk my days on a wire by sunshiner (38k)

Harry hums, staring at his hands in his lap, and Louis can still feel their smoothness, how solid they were in between his own. “Do you think it’s the same for us? Are we here only because of the likeliness of our jobs? Of our lives?”
“We’re here because we have inventive managers,” Louis says, giving Harry’s leg a little nudge with his knee, but all that’s going around in his head is, I think I’d be in the same spot in every possible universe.

or, when actor Louis Tomlinson used to daydream about dating Harry Styles, this is not what he had in mind.

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Hey guys! This is Christy and Katherine (we’re both first year students in uni). We’ve been following the studyblog community for a while but recently we decided to start our own blog (:

Here’s a little bit about us:

Christy: I am studying in New York, majoring in business (marketing and finance) with a minor in business of entertainment media and technology. I like to play tennis and I’m also into graphic design!

Katherine: I am a first year studying in Boston, and have yet to decide on a major/minor (though I am interested in pursuing law in the future!) I like reading, and watching TV :)  

We also really wanted to thank these studyblrs (and many more) for motivating us to start our own blog:

@bookmrk@busystudyign, @elkstudies, @elsastudies, @emmastudies, @equaticns, @focusign, @intellectus@lentilstudies, @mochi-studies@natastudies, @procrastudiin , @rhubarbstudies@smoketexture, @sprouht-studies, @stillstudies, @studyblr@studykouffee@studylustre@studie-s, @universi-tea


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The blister from hell: Rich Hill, Dodgers haunted by baseball's baffling bubble

Two of the major leagues’ top starters from last season, playoff performers expected to contribute substantially to their teams’ postseason aspirations this year, are sidelined by the kind of issue that might keep your grandpa from going on his evening walk — blisters.

The floundering Toronto Blue Jays put right-hander Aaron Sanchez, the 2016 American League ERA champ, on the 10-day disabled list Sunday because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

That’s the same affliction that continues to torment Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Rich Hill, who left Sunday’s game early after a blister popped open while he took practice swings in the on-deck circle; he was placed on the DL on Monday for the second time this month.

And New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard has seen two of three starts shortened by blister and fingernail problems.

As an industry approaching $10 billion in yearly revenues, baseball has found ways to maximize performance through specialized training, nutrition and rest while extending careers by surgical means.

Somehow, the remedy for the common blister remains a mystery.

I have way too many aspirations for one life. I want to be an author and a poet and a nurse and a flight attendant and I want to own a cute little coffee shop where people come to write or read or just exist and I want to sell everything I own and just travel around the world and I want to live in a super small town where everyone knows each others names and I want to raise my children there and I want to be a tattoo artist and make my body into the master piece that it deserves to be and I want to travel to Africa and build houses and I want to become a doctor and cure cancer and I want to be be a dog trainer and an astronaut and I want to be a photographer and I want to be a journalist for a major magazine in New York and walk everywhere in heels and go to fashion shows on my days off and I want to be a consoler for teenagers who struggle with mental illness and help them the way no one helped me and I want to be a kindergarten teacher and a stay at home mom and all of this is too much for one lifetime and that’s the problem.
—  4am