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Frequent sex will make life better as you get older: study

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Older folks who have been intimate with their partners in the past year are more likely to be happier with their lives, according to a new study. Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England, surveyed 6,879 adults with an average age of 65, and found that women who reported higher frequencies of kissing, petting and fondling were associated with greater life satisfaction, while men who reported having sexual intercourse were…

Dozens of Lithuanians detained over car thefts in Germany

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dozens of Lithuanians suspected of thefts of expensive cars in Germany were detained in Vilnius and Kaunas in Lithuania and in Germany on Monday, reported LETA/BNS. “Officers (…) detained eight persons in Kaunas and Vilnius over thefts of expensive cars in Germany. Two persons were detained in Germany. The damage done by this organized criminal group is valued at over 1.5 mln euros,” Darius Zukauskas, chief of Kaunas County Chief Police…

Alan Carr narrowly swerves wardrobe malfunction as he dresses up as Jennifer Lopez

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Alan Carr came dangerously close to flashing his bits as he recreated that famous J.Lo snap. Back in October, Jennifer Lopez got pulses racing as she posed naked for InStyle magazine. Comedian Alan is trying his best to do the same, and narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction as he does it. Chatty Man Alan got naked and channelled the sexy singer as he recreated her sultry photoshoot. With nothing but a long strip of green…

Kim Kardashian labelled ‘throwback Cher’ after provocative see-through gown pic

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Kardashian sisters are not afraid of daring to bare and Kim has once again shown that they have a penchant for see-through dresses. The 38-year-old reality star posted a photo on Instagram of her wearing a diaphanous gown, which was adorned with crystals and didn’t leave much to the imagination. Captioning the pic as a “fitting”, there is little clue as to what Kim was being ‘fitted’ for but the post…

Mourinho misery extends United’s woes in post-Ferguson era

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Watching on at Anfield as Manchester United meekly surrendered 3-1 to Liverpool in what proved to be Jose Mourinho’s last match in charge, Alex Ferguson was caught shaking his head at the sight of what the empire he built has become. For the fourth time since Ferguson retired in 2013 after nearly 27 years in charge, with 13 Premier League titles under his belt, United are looking for a new…

Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering televised event hosted by American comic turned TV host Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham. In the final round, Gray earned…

Thousands protest ‘slave law’ in Budapest

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Protesters threw smoke grenades at police who responded with tear gas in Budapest on Sunday as thousands of people rallied against a new “slave law” passed by the government of conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban. More than 15,000 people, according to local press reports, joined the demonstration — the first rally since Orban returned to power in 2010 to bring together all opposition parties, from greens to the far right, under the…

Inflation in Latvia was higher than average in EU and Eurozone in November

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Inflation in Latvia in November was higher than average inflation in European Union and Eurozone, according to data published by Eurostat. Annual inflation in Latvia was 2.9% in November. Inflation was higher in Romania, Hungary and Estonia (3.2% in all three), as well as Bulgaria (3%), whereas inflation in Belgium was 2.9%. Compared to November 2017, inflation was registered in all EU member states. Aside from Latvia, price rise was…

Statistics Estonia: 295,000 lived at risk of poverty in 2017

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

According to Statistics Estonia, 22.6% of the Estonian population lived at risk of poverty in 2017, a 1.6% larger share than in the year before, mainly due to the fact that the lowest incomes showed slower growth. The income of those Estonian residents that live just above the breadline grew at a slower rate in 2017 than previously, Statistics Estonia reported on Tuesday. In 2017, a person was considered to…

Number of Lithuanian teachers on strike falling rapidly

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The number of strikers has fallen sharply lately, the Lithuanian Education and Science Ministry said as an indefinite nationwide strike by some teachers entered its sixth week on Monday. Around 200 people, or 0.4 percent of all Lithuanian teachers, are currently on strike, down from 540 five days ago and almost 1,400 in early December, the ministry said. Thirty-two schools were involved in the strike action on Monday, it said. The Lithuanian…