January 2018


Bears, Britain, Bunga-Bunga: Bye

While it has been nice to see the kind words said about this site since we announced its shuttering a couple of weeks ago I feel as though we have not gotten enough credit for some of the things we pioneered in this corner of the Internet over the years. I am specifically talking about […]


Steely Dan, “Everything Must Go”

Is it obnoxious to choose, as The Awl’s final morning selection, a song from a band for whom almost everyone under 40 has a depressing and inexplicable distaste? A song that is not even from that band’s widely acknowledged golden era? A song that begins with a minute-long saxophone solo? Is that obnoxious? Good morning. […]


I Miss When Love Was Easy

I miss when the hardest thing about love was the question of timing. I miss when the biggest problem we ever had was when we were going to see one another again. When the only fight we had was who loved each other more.


FEMA is ‘officially shutting off’ hurricane aid to Puerto Rico — but the US territory is still devastated

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The lights are still out for nearly half a million Puerto Ricans.

After Hurricane Maria struck the US territory on September 20, a crippling blackout descended over its 3.4 million residents, cutting communication between loved ones, spoiling food and life-saving medications, and nixing access to banks and clean water.

The death toll, initially estimated at 64, is now thought to be at least 1,000, according to a recent New York Times analysis. Yet FEMA announced that aid to the US territory will end on January 31.

Nearly four months after the storm, more than 450,000 Puerto Ricans remain without power, and thousands have no clean water.

It’s the result of an abused electric grid left to rot — and what’s happening in Puerto Rico could happen in many other parts of America. Here’s what it looks like on the ground.

Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. Nearly four months later, more than 450,000 Puerto Ricans are still living in a blackout.

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The storm didn’t just damage the island’s already-fragile power supply. It also shredded flattened buildings, and leveled cars. Ernestina Lebron, a resident of Maunabo, still has no roof.

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Life has not gotten back to normal. Hurricane Maria’s death toll on the island is now thought to be closer to 1,052, according to a recent New York Times analysis.

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Source: The New York Times

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

See Also:

SEE ALSO: Puerto Rico is taking a big step toward revamping how it gets power — and it could be a model for the rest of the US

DON’T MISS: Why this hurricane season was so disastrous


Significant Digits For Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

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The Self-Care Tips You Need to Add to Your To-Do List

How are your 2018 goals coming along? Are you struggling or are you making some progress? Whatever resolutions and plans you have, there are some that should be on your list. The first month of the year might already be over but you still have some time to get these done before it’s too late. […]

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The Right Stockings to Wear Under Your Pants and Dresses

Stockings are often associated with sexy, feminine outfits. It’s usually worn under skirts and dresses, and also paired with sensual lingerie. Of course, as fashion girls and celebrities would show, these aren’t the only combos you can make with them. Kathryn Bernardo performed on ASAP earlier this month wearing snap-off pants and red fishnet stockings […]

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Suffragette cities: events to mark the centenary of voting rights for women

The 100th anniversary of votes for (some) women heralds a year of plays, parades and talks and includes the Museum of London’s suffragette movement exhibition

The 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 is to be marked on 6 February. It was legislation that enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time and paved the way for universal suffrage 10 years later.

Related: 100 women on 100 years of voting

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