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After World Cup boost, women’s pro soccer hopes to keep the momentum

On a recent Sunday, women’s soccer superfan Tara “Murph” Murphy packed alongside 25,218 fellow fans at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, to cheer on the Portland Thorns as they beat the North Carolina Courage, 2-1. The match set an attendance record for the formerly struggling National Women’s Soccer League, the premier professional women’s league in…

‘Most beautiful girl in the world’ Thylane Blondeau enjoys vacation in St. Barts: ‘The most beautiful view’

A model once declared the “Most Beautiful Face in the World” is soaking up some sun — and enjoying “the most beautiful view.”Thylane Blondeau, who was given the accolade in 2018, recently took to social media to give her followers a peek at her tropical vacation in St. Barts.In one post, the 18-year-old is seen rocking a red strapless swimsuit as…

Disney World’s new $299 trick is brilliant but risky

The new Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass seems like a no-brainer way to boost theme-park revenue, but it could also be a lose-lose offering. It would be bad if it fails, but potentially even worse if it succeeds. Just when you thought that Disney (NYSE:DIS) was running out of ways to milk more money out of its…

Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

Aug 18, 2019For half a century Plácido Domingo has been one of opera’s most beloved figures: a heartthrob tenor, a leader of opera companies and an ambassador for the art form who, at 78, continues to be a box-office draw in an era of diminished star power.So when a report last week revealed that nine…

How teen Greta Thunberg shifted world’s gaze to climate change

LAUSANNE, Switzerland ⁠— Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week to pointedly reiterate a message that has captured the attention of leaders and like-minded young women around the globe: The world must take drastic action now to avert ecological and…