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The Best Ledger Nano S Review

There are many hardware wallets in the market … but which one is the best for you?! And the answer is, the Nano Ledger S. By the way, this isn’t a sponsored post. I’ll give you 3 reasons why Nano Ledger S is the most suitable hardware wallet for almost anyone. Back story: I did 4 hours of research before buying my first hardware wallet. I have looked through many Amazon reviews and Youtube reviews before eyeballing on the Ledger brand. And here’s 3 compelling reasons why Ledger S is “good eno
By Brian Copy
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Istanbul’s Age-old Romance with Cats

Straddling the Bosphorus strait that divides Turkey, Istanbul is one of the few cities in the world which is nestled between Europe and Asia. Rife with otherworldly architecture typically seen in its minarets, monuments and mosques such as the likes of Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, Sulyemaniye Mosque, Istanbul remains on the top of the bucket list for many. But what sets apart the Turkish metropolis from its counterparts ? It is the four-legged felines, that have
By Mrinali Behera
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Life with Multiple Sclerosis: Kimberley Roan McVeigh talks overcoming challenges and her vintage…

Kimberley Roan McVeigh wants people to know that a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis is not a “life sentence” but a spur that can be used to “achieve so many things”. Not only is she a full time English teacher, she also runs a vintage magazine and is a spokesperson for Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition that over 130,000 people live with in the UK. The MS Society’s data states that over 100 people are diagnosed with MS in the UK every week. It is an auto-immune condition, wh
By Caitlin McDonald
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Binance, the next trillion dollar company?

When you think of “crypto exchange”, you think of Binance. They’re the world’s leading crypto exchange in terms of volume and brand awareness. Why is that? How come Binance, within 3 short years, has dominated the cryptocurrency space while established players fade into oblivion (remember Poloniex and Bittrex?) The answer: aggressive execution and expansion. Binance is working at a frantic pace, and it seems that every month they’re coming out with something new. 5. Binance “Bank” (you can de
By Brian Copy
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Should face masks be made compulsory in shops in Scotland?

As of May 2020 masks are mandatory in public for 88% of the world’s population. Masks are not compulsory to wear in shops, however First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she “strongly encourages” them to be worn in public at all times. Face masks are mandatory in Scotland on public transport, including taxis, and ScotRail have been giving out free face masks at 18 of its busiest stations. Dr Simon Babayan, professor of disease ecology at the University of Glasgow, says he supports mandatory mask
By Caitlin McDonald
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A Bristol-In-A-Day Itinerary

In the year since coming back to my home city, I have had a few people ask for a guide to spending just a day in Bristol. Clearly, it is not possible to fit all that this amazing city can offer into one day, but below is what I recently came up with for a friend. It is intended as a loop, starting in Clifton, heading down the the docks and the centre and back up again. Realistically, you would need to be pretty speedy, but it covers off everything I would want to see if I was coming here for th
By Ashley Coates
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How to stop Facebook from listening to you.

In fact, since Facebook last updated, there is now a new feature where they can track all “Off Facebook activity”. I checked my settings, and sure enough they had access to my email, my bank app, my exercise data and my shopping accounts. I was basically a living data-producing machine for Facebook, and the probability is you are too.
By Harriet Fisk
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Gifted education at home — meet a materials provider and climate change activist

A year ago, homeschooling was for a tiny minority of children. Today, schoolchildren are remote learners. The speed of the onset of Covid-19 has left some parents and institutions unprepared, but plenty of online resources are being made available for free. Nonprofit Sesame Street has made a great deal of downloadable or interactive content available. Schools can set a page of approved material for e-mail homework, or class work guided by a teacher over Instagram, Skype, Zoom and other platforms
By Clare O' Beara
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Knowing The Bugis-Makassar Traditional Wedding Procession

Bugis-Makassar’s traditional wedding is one of the lengthy in its preparations and was unique when it comes to discussing how much money to be paid to women’s families. When it follows the customary procession, the first thing that must be done to marry the Bugis-Makassar female is A’Jangang-jangang or Mammanu’-manu’ in which a man comes to a female parent to introduce himself and declare his intention to marry his daughter. It was not until the male family came to the woman’s parent’s house fo
By Annisa Lutfiah
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Crafting My First Novel

The way I feel starting this post off is the same way I felt when I stared at the dreaded blank screen of the beginning of my novel—apprehensive, indecisive, doubtful, anxious, and every synonym for I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. And even 70,000+ words in, I still have no idea. But really, who does? Journalist Gene Fowler said it best: And I’ve bled. A lot. From my forehead down to my fingertips. Sometimes I think I can taste it, like it’s there to remind me what I’m doing is worth some
By Kaitlyn Nicks
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Book Review: Life According to Freddie Flintoff

Life According to Freddie Flintoff sees Flintoff discuss quite a few aspects of his life. He talks about growing up in Preston playing cricket and chess, his cricket career, his time as a boxer, his media work, his showbiz work, family life and life in general. It is quite honestly, a gripping and captivating read. Flintoff is brutally honest about himself and at times, downright hilarious. Particularly amusing is a prank involving an alarm clock he plays on David Lloyd whilst on tour in Pakis
By Gursimran Hans
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How I Raised Race Conscious Kids

As white parents we have the privilege of teaching our children about racism, rather than having them experience it. White parents may think their children are too young to talk about race or to discuss social injustices, but people of color, especially black and indigenous people of color, do not have the luxury of choosing the time and place..
By Taryn Skinner
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What poetry taught me about life

All through high school and college, I steered away from language classes. I found it incredulous that people could derive joy from writing squiggly lines. That people would find it fascinating to read those squiggly lines for hours on end. Life is not without a sense of irony. The first time I wrote for the sheer pleasure of writing, I fell in love with writing. The first time I read a book out of choice, I could not pull myself away. Over time I have come to believe that language is our one tr
By Ravishu Punia
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Contextualizing The Devolution (And Evolution) of Urban

On January 28, after winning Best Rap Album for his 2019 album, IGOR, Tyler, The Creator offered some sound thoughts on the state of the Grammys. Tyler addressed the stigma of genre-bending Black artists being primarily placed in rap or urban categories. “I don’t like that ‘urban’ word,” Tyler said during a backstage press conference, “It’s just the politically correct way to say the ‘N-word’ to me.” The music industry has had varying examples of coded language used to racially categorize artis
By Da'Shan Smith
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Shielding Scots react to restrictions being eased

On Friday the 19th of June, the Scottish Government announced that those who have been shielding with long term health conditions since the beginning of lockdown, can now leave their home to exercise and visit one other household outdoors. Nearly 200,000 Scots have been shielding since March, and have been given help in the form of food packages and access to priority supermarket delivery slots. Many are unsure about the easing of restrictions and whether they will follow the new guidelines. P
By Caitlin McDonald
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