Mean Girls review: It’s so fetch

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It might surprise you to know that Mean Girls — yes, the endlessly quotable high school comedy that seemingly came out five years ago — has been remade for a new generation. But there’s something genius about this version of the modern classic, when the Y2K esthetics that defined it in 2004 (flip phones and corset … Read more

‘Ted’ cast explores naughty teddy bear’s past

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1 of 5 | Max Burkholder stars in “Ted.” Photo courtesy of Peacock LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) — The streaming series Ted, premiering Thursday on Peacock, is a prequel to the two movies that starred Mark Wahlberg and his teddy bear sidekick. Set in the 1990s, Peacock’s Ted series visits the Bennett family eight … Read more

At least 33 Canadian churches have burned to the ground since May 2021. Only 2 were accidents

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WARNING: This story contains distressing details. In a barren field of sagebrush alongside a road through the Osoyoos Indian Band, Chief Clarence Louie stands atop a concrete pad and surveys the rubble in front of him. This used to be the front entrance to St. Gregory’s, the simple wooden church that hosted countless community celebrations, … Read more

About 22 high school age adolescents in U.S. died each week from overdoses in 2022, driven by fentanyl-laced prescription pills

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An average of 22 adolescents 14 to 18 years of age died in the U.S. each week in 2022 from drug overdoses, raising the death rate for this group to 5.2 per 100,000 — driven by fentanyl in counterfeit pills, new research finds. Adolescent overdoses had more than doubled among this group between 2019 and … Read more

Meta to hide content on self-harm, eating disorders from teens’ Facebook, Instagram feeds

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Meta announced Tuesday that it will implement new policies restricting access to content related to self-harm for teen users. File Photo by Terry Schmitt/UPI | License Photo Jan. 9 (UPI) — Meta on Tuesday announced new policies to restrict teens from viewing content related to self-harm and eating disorders on Facebook and Instagram. Beginning Tuesday … Read more

Amid rise in AI deepfakes, experts urge school curriculum updates for online behaviour

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When called down to the principal’s office last October, high school student Francesca Mani learned that someone had taken online pictures of her and used artificial intelligence to generate fake nudes that were then shared on social media.  The teen was understandably shell-shocked, yet as she made her way through the halls and saw the clusters of crying … Read more

Trump campaigns in Iowa with sharp lead on Republican rivals

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Former U.S. President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took to the campaign trail in Iowa to fire back at President Joe Biden for. Trump dismissed Biden’s campaign speech Friday, calling it “pathetic fearmongering.” File photo by Alex Wroblewski/UPI | License Photo Jan. 6 (UPI) — Former President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail in … Read more