The Bad Virgin Jokes on ‘The Bachelor’ Might Make Me Finally Stop Watching

A contestant dressed up as a sloth to mock Colton Underwood’s desire to take things slow in relationships | Images via YouTube.  I am not one of those people who watches ABC’s The Bachelor “ironically.” I watch it because I enjoy making sarcastic commentary while indulging in the kind of dramaticized romance narrative I consumed […]

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Unai Emery Says Mesut Ozil Isn’t Needed for Arsenal to Play to Their Best | Bleacher Report

IAN KINGTON/Getty Images Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said his team doesn’t require an in-form Mesut Ozil in it to perform at its best. The midfielder has endured a challenging campaign so far, missing out on selection due to injury issues and inconsistency of performance. Speaking ahead of Saturday’s Premier League showdown with Chelsea, Emery […]

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Why Some Women Are Staying Home for the Women’s March This Year

The 2019 Women’s March is happening this Saturday, and thousands of people are expected to show up—though many women are planning to stay home this year. It’s not just because Women’s March, Inc. has been roiled by controversy. On a more optimistic note, it also seems to be at least in part because many women […]

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New York, Los Angeles draw a record number of tourists in 2018, despite Trump

New York had a record number of 65 million visitors in 2018. Photo: Alamy The effect of the Trump administration on US tourism has been the subject of much speculation, with dire warnings of “major storm clouds” by the US Travel Association, and reports of decreasing positive sentiment towards the US. But with New York and […]

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The Uluru trail, Australia: Cycling in the Outback

10.6 kilometre walking trail loops around the base of Uluru. Photo: Michele Mossop For a place more than 500 million years in the making, Uluru evolves pretty fast. The Field of Lights now blink across the desert sands at its foot, helicopters and Harleys buzz about its fringes and, most crucially, a ban on climbing the […]

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Patriots Respond to Edited Wikipedia Entry on AFC Championship Game | Bleacher Report

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Even though anyone has the ability to edit pages on Wikipedia, the New England Patriots are distancing themselves from an amusing change about the AFC Championship Game.  After ESPN.com’s Field Yates came across an alteration stating the game gives one team the right to play the Patriots, the defending AFC champions responded […]

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Trump’s Michael Cohen Nightmare Is Just Getting Started

Donald Trump. Photo by Martin H. Simon/Pool via Bloomberg/Getty Images. Michael Cohen social photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) Most Americans first heard about Michael Cohen in 2015, when the idea of a Donald Trump presidency was still a joke, albeit not a funny one. That’s when the longtime lawyer for the Trump Organization—a man we […]

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A 4WD journey on sand

Queensland’s Great Beach Drive has long been beloved of local 4WD enthusiasts. Photo: Larissa Dening From the lighthouse at Double Island Point, the highway we’ve just driven up looks astonishing. Curving 51 kilometres back to Noosa, there’s not a speck of bitumen in sight. Normal road rules may well apply on Teewah Beach, but it is […]

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Vibrant Photos That Show What the Middle East Is Really Like

This article originally appeared on VICE Arabia. “If you asked me to describe the Middle East, I would say it’s a place full of warmth, culture, and love,” says photographer Ali Al-Shehabi. “Unfortunately, the western media chooses to portray the region using established stereotypes. For example, the image of Dubai is often of super cars, […]

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Seeing wildlife long one of Australia’s best coastline

As well as spectacular coastal scenery, the Great Ocean Road is superb for spotting wildlife. Photo: Roberto Seba The disgruntled golfer, having given his tee shot the most ugly of hooks, stomps off into the bushes to find his ball. Anywhere else, it would be an almighty surprise to encounter half-a-dozen kangaroos bounding out to greet […]

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Art installation lights up Anzacs’ departure point

Bruce Munro’s Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, Albany.  Photo: Mark Pickthall In the strikingly contemporary National Anzac Centre in the Western Australian town of Albany, the names of the 41,265 Australians and New Zealanders who left on the first and second convoys to the First World War are recorded on a slowly revolving digital […]

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David Bryant Death Notice – Kyneton/Gisborne, Victoria

BRYANT Family and friends are warmly invited to a service to give thanks and remember the life of David Bryant, at the Quarry Street Reserve, Trentham, on THURSDAY (Jan. 24th 2019) at 2p.m. Private Cremation In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the Trentham & Tylden CFA, D. Bryant donation Account. Contributions can be made […]

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The unexpected town where Captain Cook got stranded

A view of the Endeavour River from Grassy Hill in Cooktown. Photo: Brad Newton A short stroll along Cooktown’s riverfront esplanade reminds you what a hugely significant role this town of fewer than 3000 people, 350 kilometres north of Cairns at the base of Cape York, has played in Australian history. Just metres from the wharf, you’ll find […]

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Hobart Hurricanes inch closer to semis after Faulkner smashes 16 off final over

Hobart Hurricanes 6 for 178 (Bailey 69, Hardie 2-25) beat Perth Scorchers 9 for 177 (Whiteman 68, Faulkner 3-36) beat by four wickets Masterful batting at the death by James Faulkner bookended his spectacular opening bowling onslaught to lead Hobart Hurricanes to a nerve-jangling victory over a shell-shocked Perth Scorchers at Perth Stadium. Faulkner claimed […]

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