• Celebrity
    The Guardian

    'To Meghan Markle' is now a verb – here's how to use it

    You too can preserve your own mental wellbeing by bailing from an environment that doesn’t value you – Sussex-style!You could understand why Meghan Markle, who opted out of royalty this month after a year of being hounded and vilified by a racist, rightwing press could be referred to in some circles as the patron saint of good mental health.That’s probably why the term “to Meghan Markle” was created this week: “Meghan Markle, a verb, past tense - Meghan Markled: to value yourself and your mental health enough to up and leave a room/ situation/ environment in which your authentic self is not welcomed or wanted.”Why shouldn’t a word be made for a person who not only realizes when love is not returned, but when to get the hell out? If you aspire to Meghan Markle it in 2020, here’s how. Meghan Markling when going outTo “Meghan Markle it” is an ode to self-respect, a sermon to owning one’s own boundaries, especially when it involves alcohol.Do say: “Man, when I go out tonight, I am so going to Meghan Markle it,” before going home early, getting eight hours sleep and not texting your ex.Don’t say: “I don’t care about Meghan Markling it, I am going to dance on a table before texting my ex with some Beyoncé lyrics.” Meghan Markling in relationshipsOn the matter of exes: the next time you get sent a text saying “U up?” at 3am from a deadbeat who has ignored you for weeks, you need to Meghan Markle it.Obviously most people can’t just move to Canada to become an uber-influencer. But you could consider whether said love interest really respects you, and if not, how to leave them behind.Do say: “I totally Meghan Markled my ex last night and never returned his texts.”Don’t say: “I’m not going to Meghan Markle this time: they didn’t get back to my last 30 calls, but I think they have been really busy, to be fair?” Meghan Markling it at workThis one is slightly counterintuitive, because part of Harry and Meghan’s problem with royalty was that they didn’t have to work.But for the rest of us, Meghan Markling it at work looks like understanding what an asset you are, and leaving a company when that is not appreciated.Do say: “I’m considering Meghan Markling: they haven’t given me a raise in two years, and I’d have better options working as an Instagram influencer than staying in this loveless work marriage.”Don’t say: “I’ll Meghan Markle it when I finally have time to update my LinkedIn, which is never.”

  • Politics
    HuffPost

    Donald Trump Vows To Save Social Security — From Himself

    A day after he said he's considering cutting Social Security benefits, Trump now insists it's the Democrats who want to "destroy" the program.

  • World
    Associated Press

    'This is huge': Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades

    The hum of millions of locusts on the move is broken by the screams of farmers and the clanging of pots and pans. The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in 70 years has seen hundreds of millions of the bugs swarm into the East African nation from Somalia and Ethiopia. “Even cows are wondering what is happening," said Ndunda Makanga, who spent hours Friday trying to chase the locusts from his farm.

  • U.S.
    FOX News Videos

    Illegal crude oil marijuana floods into Arizona from border

    Arizona Sheriff's Deputies are struggling to keep up with the amount of illegal marijuana coming across the border. Things have gotten even harder as Mexican cartels are now smuggling what's called 'crude oil' marijuana. It's one of the strongest forms of THC vaping and it's proving to be deadly. The vaping cartridges sell for about $50. They're not only being sold on the black market, but on social media too. Detectives were able to track down a dealer near Phoenix, right from his home operation.

  • U.S.
    People

    American Firefighters Who Died in Australian Plane Crash Remembered as Loving Fathers and Heroes

    American Firefighters Who Died in Australia Plane Crash Identified

  • World
    Reuters

    Hong Kong protesters torch planned virus quarantine building

    A group of protesters set alight the lobby of a newly built residential building in Hong Kong on Sunday that authorities planned to use as a quarantine facility for the coronavirus outbreak. A Reuters witness saw several masked protesters, clad in black, rush into the public housing block in the Fanling district near to the border with China, and set alight a Molotov cocktail before running out. As fears about the virus outbreak intensify, calls have grown for the Hong Kong government to block the financial hub's border with mainland China to minimize the risk of infection.