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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)

‘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.

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

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)


❝ Welcome to Major League Soccer. We’re messing with the big boys now. ❞

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

Joan Whitney Payson (1903-1975) was a businesswoman, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. As a co-founder and majority owner of the New York Mets, she was the first woman to own a major-league baseball team without inheriting it.

She was the team’s president between 1968 and 1975, and was inducted in its Hall of fame in 1981. She provided funds to build the library of Pepperdine University, and established the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, named after her mother, for medical research.