7 Things You Need To Know This Weekend

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It’s the weekend, time to unwind and try to avoid all the noise. We know it can  be difficult to keep up with what’s been going on, so this round up is specifically designed to create great conversations at the dinner table, or on the phone, or at the cafe with your girls, however you roll.

Michelle Obama Speaks Out Against Trump

While we try to remain as neutral as we possibly can, because we think part of empowerment is not valuing one person’s opinion or voting preference over another. Some of Trump’s quotes have shocked and startled even his voters, and seem pretty anti-women. None other than Michelle Obama decided to take him to task about his ‘locker room’ excuse, giving a speech which urged women to unite against him.

Beyonce + Jay Z To Adopt

The rumor mill is in overdrive, saying that Bey and Jay are thinking about adopting a sibling for Blue Ivy. You always have to question these ‘sources’ that report to the media, but there are some instances where they’re accurate. In any case, good luck to the family!

Kim Kardashian Returns To Social Media Unfollows 14 People

All eyes are on Kim’s social accounts since her harrowing robbery ordeal. So eagle-eyed followers noticed that she came back to Twitter and wordlessly unfollowed exactly 14 people. We don’t know who the 14 are or why she unfollowed them, but we do know that she needs time to recover from her ordeal.

Samsung Note 7 Banned On Flights

When we flew to Denmark recently a warning about the phone aired, urging anyone with that model of phone, not to turn it on or put it on charge. Now The Federal Aviation Administration have banned the phone from all flights and the ban is effective at noon Saturday.

Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx said, “We recognize that banning these phones from airlines will inconvenience some passengers, but the safety of all those aboard an aircraft must take priority.” Samsung have lost billions since releasing the defective phone.

Fantastic Beasts To Be More Than One Movie

In good news for Harry Potter fans, J.K Rowling revealed at a special fan event for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them that the magic will go on, for five more movies. Most Potterheads have already discovered their Patronus (mine’s a cat) and been sorted, so we’re pretty desperate for more.

“We always knew that it was going to be more than one movie — we knew that from the start — so we set a trilogy as a sort of placeholder, because we knew there would be more than one movie. But we’ve now, I’ve now done the plotting properly, so we’re pretty sure it’s going to be five movies.”

Space Tourism Coming In 2020

Dreaming of space travel? Two private space companies have said they will have commercial facilities available by 2020. Bigelow Aerospace and Axiom Space announced this a the 2016 International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight.

If it sounds ambitious, that’s probably because it is, but the ability to explore space with private companies will enable more people than ever before to experience the wonders of the Universe while saving NASA money and time to explore Mars.

Global Climate Deal Stops Emissions

Nearly 200 nations have agreed on a deal to limit the use of greenhouse gasses in an effort to fight climate change. HFCs are the world’s fastest-growing climate pollutant and are used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Limitations on the uses of HFCs will begin in 2019 and includes the world’s second worst polluter the United States. The top polluter, China, is also involved with their plan taking effect in 2024.

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  1. Michelle Obama. YAS GIRL! I couldn’t have said it better myself.


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