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California pushes back school start times for middle and high school students

California pushes back school start times for middle and high school students

Students in California, rejoice. You’ll soon be able to sleep in a little more. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation on Sunday that pushes school start times later. Under the new law, middle schools will start classes at 8 a.m. or after, while high schools will start classes at 8:30 a.m. or after. Optional early classes…MORE

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode Island

Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in California and Rhode Island

Vandals threw red paint on statues of Christopher Columbus in San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, as people around the US prepared to celebrate the Italian explorer. Workers in San Francisco scrubbed away the paint on the monument Sunday and worked to remove graffiti that said “Destroy all monuments of genocide and kill all colonizers.”…MORE

‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes mourns death of  3-year-old daughter

‘Hamilton’ star Miguel Cervantes mourns death of 3-year-old daughter

“Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, have paid tribute to their 3-year-old daughter Adelaide who died over the weekend. “The Cervantes family is heartbroken to announce that their baby girl Adelaide Grace passed early Saturday morning,” a statement provided to CNN Monday from Cervantes’s rep read. “She was held in the loving arms…MORE

Exposure to pollution linked to ‘silent miscarriages’

Exposure to pollution linked to ‘silent miscarriages’

Pregnant women who have been exposed to high levels of pollution face an increased risk of “silent miscarriage” in the first trimester, according to a new study. A “silent miscarriage” happens when a fetus hasn’t formed or has died, but the placenta and embryonic tissue remain. Researchers analyzed data from more than 250,000 pregnant women…MORE

Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says

Vaping is increasing among younger people — but not so for older adults, study says

Vaping, often described as an “epidemic” in middle and high schools, was not significantly different among adults in the United States in 2014 vs. 2018, according to survey results published Monday. However, those numbers had been declining from 2014 to 2017, preceding an uptick largely attributable to the increasing popularity of vaping among 18- to…MORE

Jennifer Aniston tells Variety why a ‘Friends’ movie will never happen

Jennifer Aniston tells Variety why a ‘Friends’ movie will never happen

With TV shows like “Sex and The City” and “Baywatch” making the leap to the big screen, fans of 90s sitcom “Friends” had been hoping (and praying) that a movie was in the pipeline. Sadly, Jennifer Aniston — who played Rachel Green throughout the sitcom’s 10 seasons — has now squashed hopes of a reboot.…MORE

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