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duals look in real life without the posing, the filters, the photoshopping and the professional hair and make-up,” Martz said.
Pan, the Renmin University researcher, also believes that pi
ctures shared frequently on social media impose peer pressure on women.
“If people around you look thin on WeChat Moments, you are inevi
tably anxious to fit the general profile of having the ‘right look’,” she said.
Articles have also gone viral in summer on WeChat Moments, with sensational headlines such as “Good-looking girls never
weigh more than 50 kilograms” or “If you don’t lose weight in May, you will cry out loud in June”.
Shen Zijiao, a psychological consultant at Beijing Normal University, said: “Women don’t know what kind of beauty is best for th
em; they just thumb through their phone screens and get the notions of ‘being slender’ consciously or uncons
ciously. They always worry if their bodies are inconsistent with the so-called perfect body shape.”
m in which airborne particulate matter is present. The lower the ceilin
g is, the higher the density of pollutants which then mix with the cleaner air.
With a low mixing layer, Taihang mountain range to the west and the Yanshan mountai
n range to the north serve as walls that form a semi-closed “room” in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei cluster.
The high level of emissions is the major reason for air pollution in th
e greater Beijing area, and meteorological conditions also play a key role as an exte
rnal factor, said Xu Xiangde, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences.
Zhang Xiaoye, Xu’s colleague, said the “marked effect” of continuous pollutant accu
mulation on meteorological conditions could make overall pollution even worse.
“After the accumulation reaches a certain level, it will further wor
sen the meteorological conditions, which then will further affect air quality, causing explosive
hina’s economic growth will remain stable in the first quarter, and is expected to land at 6.3 percent or even higher year-on-year when it is released this week, e
conomists said after some economic indicators for March surprised the market on the upside.
“Downside pressure began to ease in the first quarter, as signaled by the r
ather substantial recovery in various economic indicators in March,” said Yao Jingyuan, form
er chief economist at the National Bureau of Statistics and a researcher for the Counselors’ Office of the State Council.
Chinese banks’ lending in yuan, a leading indicator for the real economy
, surged in March by 1.69 trillion yuan ($252 billion), up 52 percent from a year earli
er, according to the People’s Bank of China, the central bank. The manufacturing purchasing managers inde
x for March, which was back into expansion territory, may be a sign of accelerating industrial activities.
Exports in March also picked up, rising 14.2 percent in US dollar ter
ms from a year ago, versus 0.1 percent for the January-February period, customs data showed.
Theresa May how to do it, but she didn’t listen to me,” Trump told the tabloid. “The deal she is striking is a much different deal than the one people voted on.”
Trump apologized in private to May, one of the rare times he‘s admitted wrong. And tho
ugh he’s expressed a desire to remain diplomatically impartial — “I think we will stay right in our lane,” he sa
id last week when questioned about Brexit — he has nevertheless bemoaned May’s handling of the issue over and over.
”I’m surprised at how badly it’s all gone from the standpoint of a negotiation,” he said in the Oval Office last week, mome
nts after suggesting he wouldn’t offer an opinion on the issue. “I gave the prime minister my ideas on how to n
egotiate it. And I think you would’ve been successful. She didn’t listen to that, and that’s fine.”
A few weeks before, Trump spoke briefly with one of the UK’s most visible pro-Brexit campaig
ners, Nigel Farage, on the sidelines of a conservative conference outside Washington. And he’s ma
intained close ties to the hardline conservatives who have bemoaned May’s handling of the matter.
Trump wasn’t alone in his criticism. Two of his top confidants — son Donald Trump Jr. and national security adviser John
Bolton — both offered critical views this week of May and her plan to try and delay Britain’s exit from Europe.
’s fireball are actually quite poetic in scale. This atomic, otherworldly force appears as a simple red blip above the clouds.
Some colour views of the #meteor that flew over the North Pacific in December 2018, taken by Japan’s #Himawari satellite.
The meteor is really clear here – bright orange fireball against the blue + white background!
But you likely didn’t know about it until now, because scientists only just noticed it.
That’s because the area where the fireball exploded, over the Bering Sea, is extremely remote.
NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer Lindley Johnson told the BBC s
uch a powerful meteor event only happens a few times every 100 years. (As a side no
te, “Planetary Defense Officer” is probably as close to a real-life “Avengers” title as you’re gonna get.)
CNN has reached out to NASA for additional comment.
In case you’re not uneasy enough about the reality that flaming extraterr
estrial objects are continuously pelting our fragile planet, they do so with alarming regularity.
NASA keeps track of most of the notable fireballs and bolides (a similar astronomical term) that reach Earth. So far in
2019, there have already been five notable fireball events. Don’t worry, though! Most are super tiny.
And if the big one ever comes along to make dinosaurs of us all, NASA’s Planetary Defense Office has our backs.
a decade old” and suggested that it was “pointless to try to explain how the words were spoken in jest, or taken out of c
ontext, or in any case bear no resemblance to what you actually think, or would want for the country.”
Fox News rebukes Jeanine Pirro after she questioned Ilhan Omar’s hijab
Pointless why? Because the outrage machine doesn’t care about any of that, he asserted.
He also suggested, without explicitly saying it, that the people offended by his insults and smears weren’t actually sincere about it.
Progressives, he said, “are not shocked by naughty words. They just pretend to be when it’s useful.”
Their main goal, he said, is “controlling what you think.”
”One of the only places left in the United States where independent thoughts are allow
ed is right here, the opinion hours on this network,” he said. “Just a few hours in a sea of television prog
ramming. It’s not much, relatively speaking. For the left, it’s unacceptable. They demand total conformity.”
on Mauritius, where back-breaking work was endured on sugar
plantations, says Vine. They developed their own version of the Creole language, schools for t
heir children, tended private gardens and led a peaceful way of life.
In 1967, the US and UK began tearing that life apart, exiling all the inhabitants from their land.
”Initially, people who went for special medical treatment to Mauritius were just neve
r allowed to come back,” says Pierre Prosper, who was born on Peros Banhos, a northeast atoll of Chag
os. “So a mother who gave birth would be left in Mauritius while the rest of the family would be in Chagos.”
Medical and food supplies to the island were gradually restricted, until event
ually, in 1973, all those remaining were told they had to leave “overnight,” Prosper says.