Agafia survives deep in the Russian forest for 70 years. Give Netflix a rest and check into this deep, touching world of a woman who has spent the last 27 years on her own after her family had passed. It's an immensely powerful story of self sustaining survivalism in one of the harshest parts of the world. See how she does it and be amazed. MORE
A sun-drenched Florida destination without the glitz and glamor of Miami, Amelia Island is a quaint barrier island town some 30 miles northeast of Jacksonville. Its charming downtown features quaint Victorian-era mansions and historic homes turned into B&Bs which you can check into for some old-timey romance. And Amelia Island’s 13 miles of pristine beaches lapped by the Atlantic Ocean make for dreamy walks or horseback rides along the shore. Stay at the Fairbanks House, an elegant villa dating back to 1885, where its rooms are outfitted with four-poster beds, claw-foot tubs and crackling fireplaces. MORE
Boris Johnson has set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU, saying there is "no need" for the UK to follow Brussels' rules.
The PM called for a Canada-style free trade deal, saying the UK would return to the Withdrawal Agreement if such a deal was not reached. But the EU's Michel Barnier said its "ambitious" trade deal offer required a "level playing field". Labour said Mr Johnson's "ideology had trumped common sense". The party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the PM risked trade and investment in the UK if he kept "undermining collective agreements". Under the EU-Canada deal, import tariffs on most goods have been eliminated between the two countries, though there are still customs and VAT checks. MORE
The UK will no longer be a member of the European Union (EU) after 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020.
For those not following every twist and turn, this is what you need to know.
What is Brexit?
Brexit - British exit - refers to the UK leaving the EU.
A public vote (known as a referendum) was held in June 2016, when 17.4 million people opted for Brexit. This gave the Leave side 52%, compared with 48% for Remain. MORE
Tofino is known for being the pearl of Vancouver Island. In Victoria and during our hitchhike towards Tofino, we only heard good things about the most western place of Canada. During summer you see the population double due to the great interest that the destination has on surfers and tourists. The village of 2000 inhabitants has its main income of tourism. Famous all over Canada for its beautiful beaches and stunning nature, their are two national parks which we would recommend: Clayoquot Sound and Pacific Rim National Park. MORE
Ads from LASIK surgery outfits promise that the procedure is “a permanent solution for vision correction.” “Make corrective eyewear a thing of the past.” “You might never need to drop another dollar on eye care at all.” The procedure is “painless.” “More than 99 percent of LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision or better.” And “over 98 percent of patients are totally satisfied.”
Unfortunately, those claims stretch the truth. You Likely Will Still Need Glasses MORE
When you dine at Organ Stop Pizza, you’re in for a show. The Mesa, Arizona, restaurant is home to the largest Wurlitzer organ in the world. Organist Brett Valliant plays the massive instrument for patrons, with an accompanying light show. The restaurant, which opened in 1972, is unique today, but during the 1970s and ’80s, there were well over 100 restaurants serving pizza and pipes across the United States. MORE
Action. Nothing could be more gripping than Greta Thunberg’s actions, speeches and her follow through with visiting countries, communities and national events with zero emission travel. Listen to this powerful speech she delivers in Stockholm before setting off to the U.S.A. to start her campaign. Its moving! We can all do it…no matter how small. In August 2018, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish Parliament that has since spread all over the world and now involves over 100,000 schoolchildren. MORE
Is dilution really the solution to pollution — especially when it’s nuclear waste that can stay radioactive for 100,000 years? A four-member expert group told a federal joint review panel it is.
The panel is examining an Ontario Power Generation proposal to bury low- and intermediate-level nuclear waste from the Darlington, Pickering and Bruce nuclear plants in limestone at the Bruce site in Kincardine, beside Lake Huron. According to the Toronto Star, the experts reported that 1,000 cubic metres of contaminated water could leak from the site, although it’s “highly improbable.” But even if it did leak, they argued, the amount is small compared to Lake Huron’s water volume and the quantity of rain that falls into it. MORE
Rona is a dynamic national business leader, a champion for the rights of women and girls, the former Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition in the House of Commons, and the former leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. (see video) MORE