For people and for a community to flourish, faith and the church is needed

Yes, the birds were hunted and shot not even for food, just for the twisted fun of it –– but that’s not what decimated the species. Researchers have now found out that for flocks of carrier pigeons to flourish, they need a community of others. The community raised their young together and searched for food together and thrived when around others. And when their numbers dipped below a certain point, suddenly the community was shattered and they perished. Sometimes I feel like we’re like those very special birds. Sure, we can get by with just a friend or two or three, but to thrive, to live an uplifted life, we need a flock. We need a community. We need to create …

Facebook Replies To Claims The #10YearChallenge Has Creepy Intentions

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock with bad WiFi for the past month, you will have no doubt come across the #10yearchallenge, a viral meme where people share a photograph of themselves a decade ago alongside a new photograph. For most, it’s just a harmless bit of fun to highlight what effect the unrelenting force of time has had on their once-attractive face or perhaps to show how kindly puberty has treated them. However, some have been speculating that the challenge could have a more sinister intention: to harvest your data and train a facial recognition AI. Facebook has already hit back at the claim, saying in a tweet to WIRED Magazine: “The 10 year challenge is a user-generated meme …

Michael Bubl knows his name is funny

(CNN)For Michael Bubl, poking fun at his distinct last name is nothing new. “It’s not the first time people have taken advantage of my name and making fun of it,” he said. “I remember walking onto the set of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (in 2010) and me and Jon Hamm were talking and Seth Meyers walked up to us and he said, ‘Listen, I’ve written this thing, it’s really funny it’s called Hamm and Bublé — it’s a sketch about Jon owning this place that only sells the finest pork and champagne products.’ I thought it was hilarious and we were both so giddy about it, and I had the same feeling when I got to read the (Bubly) script.” Outside …

Apps you’ve never heard of that your teen is already using

It’s a new year, and that means new apps on your tweens’ and teens’ phones. While the old standbys like Snapchat and Instagram are still going strong, there’s no shortage of social media, video-sharing, and homework-help apps that are popular but not necessarily household names. BIGO LIVE – Live Stream Kind of like Twitch and YouTube, BIGO LIVE lets teens stream live video of themselves that other users can see and comment on in real time. You can also receive and send “Beans” — BIGO’s term for virtual gifts — that cost real money. You can level up and improve your ranking by logging in every day and sending gifts. The platform is designed for people who supposedly want to …

50 Times Delivery Drivers Surprised People So Much They Just Had To Share

#2 I Get An Email Every Time I Get A Package Delivered To My Apartment’s Mailroom. It’s Supposed To Be A Photo Of The Label, But There’s This One Guy… #3 Amazon Guy #4 Due The Truckers Manifestations, Brazilian Gas Stations Are Out Of Gasoline. That’s How The Pizza Guy Came To My Neighbour’s House #5 To The UPS Delivery Driver In Covington Washington That Got My Son His Own UPS Truck For Christmas Thank You So Much My kiddo has autism and is obsessed with them so this small act meant so much to him. UPS this employee is amazing #7 My Husband Is A FedEx Driver. He Found A Lost Dog Today And Picked Him Up In His …

I Tossed Powder On Some Dogs, And The Result Turned Out Amazing (13 Images)

These crazy colors and dynamic swirls are captured in-camera in real time and on location. As a result, every single image is unique and highlights the amazing differences between how dogs of various breeds and body shapes move. The powder acts as a perfect action amplification device. To me, these photos highlight just how hard our dogs work for us when asked, and frequently for nothing more than the toss of a toy or a dried biscuit. The photos freeze these split-second moments in time and allow us to appreciate our pets as tremendous athletes as well as companions. I hope you like these shots as much as I do, and share them with your friends. #1 Rush | Border …

Woman Creates An Instagram Account For Her Soup Ladle Samson And People Cant Get Enough Of Him

The Loch Ness Monster is real, but instead of a lake, it lives in someone’s soup.  Oh, and instead of being a mythical beast, it’s… a ladle. But  he has a name, and the name is Samson. Samson, the ladle, was introduced to this world with a series of pictures in which he was presented his daily routine which even included his work and even his favourite TV series. Being Samson, the cutest ladle ever, it did not take long before it receive lots of attention from people who demanded to see more of Samson’s life. And Samson did deliver, as today he even has an Instagram account with over 74 thousand followers, keenly following Samson and his adventures. Margaret, …

Seattle slips and slides through unusually heavy snowfall

(CNN)One of the biggest snowstorms in years walloped Seattle on Monday, shutting down schools and businesses, delaying airline fights, and tying up traffic on major highways. Seattle Public Schools first announced that classes would start two hours late for its 53,000 students. “But as the snowfall increased, it was determined that roads were too challenging with ice and snow,” spokesperson Tim Robinson said in an email. Schools shut down entirely for Monday in Seattle and surrounding systems. On Tuesday, Seattle schools will start two hours later than usual, the school system tweeted, adding that conditions will be reassessed early Tuesday morning. Much of the West was pounded by rain, wind and snow, CNN meteorologists said. Blizzard warnings were in effect …

Which Fyre Festival Documentary Is Worth Watching? Betches

Since last year, we knew that both Hulu and Netflix were working on documentaries about one of our favorite scams of all time, the Fyre Festival. Obviously, I was very excited to get an in-depth look at this complete and utter sh*tshow, but I had to wonder, are these movies really both necessary? Netflix announced that theirs would drop on January 18th, so I started to get excited. Then, last week, Hulu proved that it really is a messy b*tch who lives for drama, and dropped theirs three days before Netflix as a surprise. Hulu gets an automatic 10 bonus points just for that level of pettiness. So because I’m a hardworking journalist (and a fellow messy b*tch who lives …

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If you’re heading out for a nice dinner with your sort-of-bae-but-doesn’t-know-he’s-my-bae-yet this Valentine’s Day, or you’re going on a first date with a guy your friends found from you on Ship, there are a few things to avoid. Sorry, but “be yourself” really only applies to displaying accurate and recent photos on your dating app profile. Otherwise, dating is a delicate dance where you try to put your best face forward even though you blacked out the night before and are struggling to keep your eyes open—metaphorically speaking of course. So, like I said, there are things you’re going to want to steer clear of on a date. First, don’t bring up anything you’re likely to fight about (politics, religion, …

Australia’s Heat Wave Has Been Devastating For Animals

It is not a fun time to be Down Under. Australia is currently experiencing an extreme heatwave, with record-breaking temperatures reaching near 50°C (122°F) in many major cities. These exceptional temperatures are terribly hard on humans and have now cost the lives of thousands of animals too. On Tuesday, a post on the Alice Spring Community Forum Facebook page described the gruesome discovery of a family of wild horses dead due to dehydration. The animals were found in Deep Hole, an area 90 kilometers (55 miles) from Alice Springs. This is a water reservoir that has never been dry before, according to the post. – Some locals drove to Deep Hole to check on the water level after many weeks of the temperature staying in …

Sean Spicer Sets Twitter Alight With Slurred Interview About Trump

And, well, people had thoughts. Spicer, who was Trump’s first press secretary, also revealed he’d been “agnostic” about which Republican he wanted to beat Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and claimed Trump recently invited him back to work in the White House — but he turned it down because he was having “too much fun.” Check out the interview from the 3:33 mark here: The interview, conducted in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, inevitably trended on Twitter ― where folks suggested the cause of Spicer’s apparent merriment: RELATED… Nancy Pelosi Explains Why She Clapped Like That At Trump Chuck Schumer Sums Up 'Scared' Trump’s SOTU With 4 Little Words Sam Bee Dumps On …

Teenager, 15, triumphs in Moroccan desert challenge — on an e-bike

(CNN)Biking on the sand is hard enough but imagine doing it for five days across the desert. So take a bow Robert Adams, who at the age of just 15 was recently crowned champion of the E-Bike 25 class, which permits 250W bikes that can reach 25 km/h. “The navigation is a skill in itself, I think that’s what makes this event so unique,” Briton Adams told CNN Sport as he reflected on his win. “You could be the fastest rider there but if your navigation isn’t up to scratch you’re not going to do well.” READ: Felipe Massa races the fastest animal on earth ahead of Formula E debut Adams’ passion for cycling started in a conventional manner — …

The Rock And Kevin Hart Trolling Each Other Is One Of The Funniest Bromances Ever

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are best friends and “The Rock” can’t resist commenting on his buddy’s pics kevinhart4real People find their size difference extremely funny and the actors themselves made the best of it as well kevinhart4real kevinhart4real therock And when Kevin Hart was excited over his and Dwayne’s dolls that MountainDew gave him, “The Rock” just had to share his take therock There’s a running joke that Kevin Hart is “The Rock’s” son and they find it hilarious therock therock I ❤️ this little dried up piece of gremlin shit. @kevinhart4real. @adam.the.creator 😂👏🏾🤙🏾 Jul 21, 2018 at 8:44am PDT People couldn’t get enough of their shenanigans Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email …

Zoo Creates World’s First Reptile Swim-Gym To Fight Snake Obesity

If there is one thing people don’t come to zoos to see, it is flabby snakes and couch potato lizards. Melbourne Zoo has found a way to keep its reptiles buff with the creation of a water gym they think is the first in the world. The real value lies not in getting whatever snakes have instead of abs rippling, but in keeping the precious captives healthy and hopefully happy. Sometimes the gym may even be the difference between survival and extinction. Bathing animals is an important part of zoo hygiene, but Melbourne Zoo realized it could also be useful for dealing with the problem that zoo life can just be too easy for many animals. “A lot of reptiles …