Lena Dunham goes on Instagram to reveal she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

(CNN)Lena Dunham took to social media to tell the world she’s dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a chronic disease that affects the joints and skin. View this post on Instagram “For years, I resisted doing anything that would make my physical situation easier, insisting that a cane would ‘make things weird,’” she wrote. “But it’s so [&hellip

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Barclays profits plunge as bank issues global economy warning

Outlook for 2020 is more challenging because of slowing world economy, says CEO Barclays reported a fall in profits of more than 80% in the third quarter as its chief executive, Jes Staley, warned of the impact of the slowing global economy on the year ahead. We acknowledge that the outlook for next year is [&hellip

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‘All the hood rats would jam with us’: Grandmaster Flash, AJ Tracey and other artists on the generation gap

What difference does a decade or two make in the worlds of music, kids TV and poetry? Grandmaster Flash, 61, hip-hop pioneer, and AJ Tracey, 25, MC Grandmaster Flash born Joseph Saddler on New Years Day, 1958 is often credited as one of the pioneers of hip-hop, but his achievements are as much in the [&hellip

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Harry Potter publisher hit by US-China tariffs

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBloomsbury Publishing profits hit by 15% tariffs The tariffs have previously been imposed on items such as cars, food and footwear, with books something that did not appear to be on anyone’s list of targets. Separately, Mr Newton said that some of Bloomsbury’s illustrated books are printed [&hellip

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Harry sues Sun and Mirror owners in hacking claim

The details of the duke’s new legal action were first reported by the website Byline. The BBC understands the duke’s allegations against NGN predate 2010, but it is not yet clear when his claims against the Mirror date from. A source at Reach, which owns the Mirror, told the Press Association it was aware proceedings [&hellip

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Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer

In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of the country at large. Nearly [&hellip

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Sports Direct investors rebel against Mike Ashley

He bought House of Fraser for £90m last year saying he wanted to turn it into the “Harrods of the High Street”. Sports Direct later said it regretted the acquisition, describing problems at House of Fraser as “nothing short of terminal”. Sports Direct regrets House of Fraser rescue ‘Shambles’ as Sports Direct’s results delayed Mike [&hellip

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Government sues Edward Snowden for breaking a non-disclosure agreement

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower who shed light on government surveillance when he leaked intelligence documents in 2013, is being sued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for breaking a contract he signed by publishing a memoir. Snowdens memoir, Permanent Record, was released on Tuesday. The DOJ also announced their suit against Snowden on Tuesday, [&hellip

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How Kobalt is simplifying the killer complexities of the music industry

Backed by over $200 million in VC funding, Kobalt is changing the way the music industry does business and putting more money into musicians’ pockets in the process. In Part I of this series, I walked through the company’s founding story and its overall structure. There are two core theses that Kobalt bet on: 1) [&hellip

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Mom Of A Meth Addict Buys This Stranger $400 Worth Of Textbooks To Teach How Important It Is To Be Kind

beepboop-its-a-robot witnessed an old lady buying a complete stranger $400 worth of textbooks. Considering that the average student in the USA spends around Image credits: review of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015. A 1,041 percent increase. “They’ve been able [&hellip

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