5 ways to be a hipster without going broke

first_imgYou walk into a cozy nook. The smell of old books and hot chai fill the air.Then you see them: hipsters.They’re so cool, with their hair and their clothes and their Macbook Airs. Oh, what you’d give to be just like them.There’s only a slight problem. You’re kind of a nerd. You like to crunch numbers from time to time. Your check your credit scores and credit reports annually. Spreadsheets are your gig. You might have actually calculated how much money you need to save per month to have a nice retirement.If only you could love finances and be a hipster at the same time.Imagine the possibilities. Imagine the friends you’ll make. Imagine your social life blossoming into bouquet of casual conversation – whatever that means.Contrary to what you may think, it is possible to combine both worlds. You can be a financial hipster. And I’m going to show you how. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ebola deaths mount in Sierra Leone by: – July 11, 2014 Tweetcenter_img 55 Views   no discussions The WHO said Sierra Leone accounted for 32 new cases of Ebola and 15 deaths between 6-8 JulyHigh numbers of new cases of the Ebola virus are being reported in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with 19 deaths over three days this week, the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) says.Such figures showed that it was a race against time to control the epidemic in Sierra Leone, medical charity MSF said.In total there have been 539 deaths in West Africa since the outbreak began in neighbouring Guinea in February.Regional leaders have now agreed to set up a fund to combat its spread.At a summit of the regional body Ecowas in Ghana on Thursday, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan agreed to contribute $3m (£1.8m) to the fund.Ebola spreads through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids and there is no vaccine or cure.It kills up to 90% of those infected but if patients receive early treatment, they have a better chance of survival.‘Precarious’The WHO statement said that Sierra Leone had accounted for 32 new cases and 15 deaths, while Liberia reported 11 new cases and four deaths.There had been two deaths and one new infection recorded between 6-8 July in Guinea, where it said the community transmission rate was low.“The epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported,” it said.The cases in Sierra Leone are centred in Kailahun and Kenema districts, and in Liberia’s Lofa and Montserrado counties, the WHO said.The Ebola death rate in Guinea – where specialised health workers have been working since February – has slowedMedecins Sans Frontieres said its teams in eastern Sierra Leone were “racing against time to stop the spread of the disease”.“We’re under massive time pressure: the longer it takes to find and follow up with people who have come in contact with sick people, the more difficult it will be to control the outbreak,” MSF emergency co-ordinator Anja Wolz said in a statement.“We still have no idea how many villages are affected. I’m afraid we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.”The disease creates fear within communities and sick people are often stigmatised so experts believe the key to stopping the spread of the virus is to make sure affected communities understand it better.“Families can be driven out of their villages, and sick people can be cast out to die on their own,” said Ms Wolz.The WHO gathers data on confirmed, probable and suspected cases and deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.So far in the West African outbreak there have been 888 cases.BBC News Sharelast_img read more

Altidore overjoyed with switch

first_img Press Association Sunderland new boy Jozy Altidore cannot wait to start life in the Barclays Premier League. The 23-year-old United States international striker signed a four-year deal on Tuesday night as he completed his move from AZ Alkmaar for an undisclosed fee. Altidore told the club’s official website, www.safc.com: “I’m excited. Anybody who knows anything about football knows that the Barclays Premier League, when you look at everything as a full package, is the biggest league in the world.” center_img He added: “I’m thrilled to be here and I’m looking forward to getting adjusted as quickly as possible. “It’s a fantastic club, everyone here is so welcoming. I’m really excited about this season – it has everything here, all the combinations to be a big club, so I’m really excited to be a part of it.” Sunderland will launch their campaign against Fulham at the Stadium of Light, when Altidore will get the chance to experience running out in front of 40,000 Wearsiders for the first time. He said: “It’s great, it’s part of taking that next step as a player. To be able to play in front of a stadium like that is going to be really exciting – I hope they like what I do on the pitch. “Everybody, I’m sure, is excited to get the season off to a good start and I’m no different. I can’t wait to meet the guys, meet the coaching staff and get acclimatised as soon as possible. “I’m just going to give everything I can to the team, that’s the biggest thing, to get the respect of your team-mates and when you do that, I think everything will fall into place. “I’ll just give my all for the club. I really appreciate the club making the investment in me as a player and I want to give that back.” last_img read more