– Advertisement – Starting their new life together. The Bachelorette‘s Clare Crawley and her fiancé, Dale Moss, did something for the first time on Saturday, November 7, that most couples take for granted.“Grabbing our first coffee together,” the hairstylist, 39, captioned a video on Instagram showing the pair in a car wearing sweatshirts as they fooled around with a voice-changing app.Dale Moss and Clare Crawley Courtesy Dale Moss/Instagram- Advertisement – “Can you be any effin cuter???” one fan commented on the post. “You give me hope.”“You guys are adorable. Super happy for you,” another wrote.The couple got engaged just two weeks into filming the new season of The Bachelorette, with the model getting down on one knee and proposing on the Thursday, November 5, episode.“From the moment I stepped out of the limo, this was special,” Moss told the California native. “I know without the shadow of a doubt that you would go to the end of the world for me and I’ve never had that. I’m so grateful for that. … I’ve thought a lot about my mother and what she would think about you. She would absolutely love you. All she’s ever wanted for me is someone who loves me unconditionally and who would be there for me no matter what. I know that I have that. And I love you.’”“I love you too. … The best is yet to come,” Crawley whispered before he got down on one knee to propose. “Put that ring on my finger, I’ve waited a lot of years for this,” she said, calling herself “Clare Moss” as he slipped the sparkler onto her left hand.In an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, November 6, Moss said he knew early on that he’d found The One.“After we had our first group date, in my mind and in my heart, everything was already written,” he admitted, saying there was “never a second thought” about proposing so soon.Crawley said in an Instagram Live on Thursday that she is “the happiest I’ve ever been.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “All right, y’all, so who sounds higher? Say what up,” the former NFL player, 32, said in a low voice as he turned the camera to Crawley.“What up? What voice is it on? Normal?” the reality TV player replied in a deep voice.“This is giant voice,” Moss replied.- Advertisement – “Do I sound like a giant right now?” his fiancée asked.“You sound beautiful,” he responded. “You sound like a queen.”“Thank you,” she sang back to him.- Advertisement –
The advantage of traveling on business Ambitious adventurers The relationship between travel and life goals Source: Booking.com Independence is a priority for this generation. 36% of Generation Z members in Croatia plan at least one solo trip in the next 10 years (25% women and 27% men)The desire for solo trips of members of Generation Z from Croatia is also reflected in the wishes of more than a quarter of its members (27%), who said they prefer to travel alone (more than other generations), and 25% of them want to go on a solo backpacking trip or take a year free from obligations. Photo: Unsplash Generation Z grew up at a time when global financial and economic turbulence had almost become the norm over the last decade, so understanding that generation’s views on finance (especially how they plan to spend money over the next five years) is a useful benchmark for understanding their general view of life. Generation Z is just entering adulthood and is ready to discover the world, and the future rests on the members of this generation. Generation Z is the subject of many predictions and there are numerous assumptions about its behavior, so Booking.com, conducted a global survey of Generation Z passengers. And among 22.000 respondents from 29 countries, there were 600 respondents from Croatia. Three out of four Generation Z passengers from Croatia think that traveling is something that is always worth investing in. And when it comes to prioritization, the topic of “traveling and sightseeing” is one of the most important for this generation when looking at the way they would like to spend money (69%). Savings for investing in additional education or vocational training it came in second place, and it is interesting that designer clothes, shoes and accessories came in last. Many young travelers are already touring the world with their families – one in three Generation Z travelers in Croatia (36%) say they travel with their families because it allows them to travel that they would not otherwise be able to afford. But as they prepare to leave the family home, they now want to travel alone. Despite the fact that many members of Generation Z have just reached the age of majority, many already know what kind of travel they want: They fantasize: more than half (56%) of members of that generation in Croatia say they enjoy fantasizing about all the destinations they will visit for lifeInfinite lists: one in ten (6%) say they enjoy traveling to one of the destinations on their wish list because they can start adding new destinations afterwards. In fact, as many as 43% of Generation Z people from Croatia plan to make at least five epic trips from their wish list over the next ten years.Tracking great destinations: Almost one third (31%) of them say that their wish list makes it easier to follow great destinations they can travel to that they haven’t heard of beforeInspired by Instagram: 44% of Generation Z people from Croatia got inspiration for their own adventure after seeing where influencers travel online More on Generation Z priorities Compiling a travel wish list not only reveals the intention to travel to a new destination, it also gives a deeper insight into the more general behavior of this generation when it comes to travel. For 38% of people from generation Z in Croatia who they don’t have wish list, the reasons also vary: When asked about it kako to prioritize spending their money, travel was at the top in five of the seven Generation Z choices, especially compared to material possessions or short-term experiences. Travel was more popular than furniture and household items, clothing and fashion, technology and gadgets, going out to restaurants, and spa treatments and beauty treatments. 21% of them think that their preferences change too often, and this is reflected in the destinations they want to travel to A quarter (25%) of these passengers say that they impulsively decide to travel and that they do not plan in advanceSurprisingly, what is least likely is that Generation Z travelers, compared to all other demographic groups, will say they don’t have a wish list because they are impulsively deciding to travelIn fact, of the 36% of baby boomers (over the age of 55) who say they don’t have a travel wish list, 24% say they prefer to impulsively go on a trip – the highest percentage among all generations surveyed. Millennials (people aged 25 to 39) also make more impulsive travel decisions than Generation Z (19%). Generation X (people aged 40 to 54) are more impulsive when it comes to travel than Generation Z. They are ready to travel alone “Given that members of the generation that grew up with digital technology are entering adulthood, it is exciting to see the results of this research which reveals that members of Generation Z are a committed generation, whose passion for research means they have a good idea of their plans for future travel., ”Says Ram Papatla, Vice President of Global Attraction Team at Booking.com. The results of the research show not only the travel plans of members of Generation Z, but also the connection of these plans with their plans for the future. “Their affinity and ease of use of technology fits perfectly with our ambition to learn something new and provide guests with an even better and more connected travel experience. We want to enable guests of all ages to make the most of every adventure, with mobile devices being a powerful resource, not something they will depend on – and that is something that Generation Z truly valuesPapatla concluded. Two thirds of Generation Z members from Croatia (62%) have already compiled a travel wish list (what they want to visit or do for life). When it comes to members of Generation Z in Croatia, 64% of them have already compiled such a list (60% of men). They already have wish lists Generation Z has an optimistic view of travel – 67% of global members of that generation and as many as 89% of them from Croatia are excited about all the destinations they will visit in the futureAs many as 50% of Generation Z members from Croatia want to visit at least three continents in the next ten years, and 36% plan to study or live in another country (40% women and 32% men)Generation Z members (globally) are characterized by audacity – 56% of them want to experience an adventure such as paragliding or bungee jumping, and 52% of them want to visit an extreme locationGeneration Z members also stand out because more of them than other generations will learn something new on the road in the next ten years and thus improve their skills (33% of respondents)Generation Z from Croatia doesn’t just want to learn new skills – 50% of travelers traveling within their country think it helps them learn and discover something new about themselvesGeneration Z members from Croatia want to travel within their country to Istria (58%), Dubrovnik-Neretva County (53%) and Split-Dalmatia County (50%) Source: Booking.com There are different reasons for compiling a travel wish list: Whether they are still thinking about their future profession or have just entered the business world, the topic of their business career is still very fresh, so it is not surprising that members of Generation Z from Croatia put finding a job at the very top when it comes to life ). Given that travel is so important to this generation, future potential employers should keep this in mind. 71% of Generation Z members from Croatia say that the opportunity to travel to work would be important when choosing a job, and more than half (56%) say that a job where they would have the opportunity to meet other cultures would be attractive.
HealthLifestyle Human stem cells ‘help blind rats’ by: – March 8, 2012 12 Views no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share More than one in 10 people over the age of 75 have some form of glaucomaStem cells taken from the back of a human eye have restored some vision to blind rats, according to researchers.They say the findings could help treat blindness, caused by glaucoma, if similar results can be repeated in humans.The study, published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine, used the cells to form new nerves in the eye.These hooked up with the existing nerves, restoring sight.Glaucoma can lead to blindness and is caused by a build-up of pressure within the eye. This kills retinal ganglion cells, the nerves which take information from the retina and pass it onto the brain.Researchers at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital believe they have regenerated the retinal ganglion cells using human stem cells.With permission from families, cell samples were taken from eyes which had been donated for cornea transplants.Very rare cells in the eye, Muller glia stem cells, were collected. These were grown in the laboratory and converted into retinal ganglion cells.These cells were then transplanted into the eyes of rats without retinal ganglion cells. Before the transplant the rats were blind. Afterwards, electrodes attached to the rats’ heads showed that their brains were responding to low levels of light. One of the researchers Dr Astrid Limb said the new cells were not joining up with the optic nerve as they would normally. Instead they appeared to be “bridging” with other nerves in the retina, which could pass the message on.She said: “Although this research is still a long way from the clinic, it is a significant step towards our ultimate goal of finding a cure for glaucoma and other related conditions.”Prof Peng Khaw, the director of the National Institute for Health Research centre at Moorfields, said: “These results are very exciting. “We see patients with glaucoma whose lives would be transformed with an improvement of only a small percentage of nerve cell function. “The results of these experiments suggest that this may be possible in the future using cells we all have in our own eyes to achieve this.”The study was funded by the Medical Research Council. Its head of regenerative medicine, Dr Rob Buckle, said: “Repair of the eye is an area that is now at the forefront of this field, and this study highlights a new route for delivering the promise of regenerative medicine to treat disabling conditions such as glaucoma.” By James GallagherHealth and science reporter, BBC News Share
Madison Packer has two goals and four assists so far in the 2013 WCHA playoffs.[/media-credit]Fresh off a two-game sweep of St. Cloud State University in the first round of the WCHA playoffs and currently riding an eight-game winning streak, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is playing their best hockey of the season.In the midst of Wisconsin’s tremendous performances has come the emergence of junior forward Madison Packer, who has come on strong for the Badgers in the second half of the season, especially during the team’s winning streak. During the Badgers’ current eight-game winning stretch, the Michigan native has scored five goals and notched nine assists.Packer, who has 18 goals and 19 assists on the season, proved her dominance was here to stay last weekend with a strong performance against the Huskies, scoring twice and earning four assists – a stat line that even outshined that of Patty Kazmaier award finalist Brianna Decker who finished with five points against St. Cloud State.“She plays in some key situations,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “Obviously playing a lot of the season with Brianna at the top line and being a part of our first power play, you will look for her to score some goals and create or set up some goals and be part of that and she has done that.”In a career littered with injuries and adversity, Packer has had a long road to the success she is enjoying now. Last season, Packer was lost among a roster jam-packed with talented forwards and hampered by multiple injuries throughout the season. The forward ended her 2011-2012 campaign with four goals and 14 assists – a mark 19 points short of her 2012-2013 numbers.“I’ve stepped it up and come a long way from last season,” Packer said. “You look at my stats from last season and then you look at this year, it’s hard to even compare the two, so I think that I’ve accepted a different role this year and stepped it up a little bit.”The production is a marked contrast from this past November, where Johnson decided to move Packer from the first line to the second after a slow start. Re-evaluating her game, she started to make some tweaks to her game including the way she held her stick.“I think I was gripping my stick a little tight and Decks actually had a conversation with me and just said, ‘It’s going to happen when it happens,’ so I kind of settled down a bit and things opened up,” Packer said.About halfway through the season, Packer fought her way back to the front line with Decker and Karley Sylvester. After being put on the first line for the second time this season, Packer has been able to generate chemistry with Decker and has played with an increased level of confidence that has gone hand-in-hand with her success.“She’s had a lot more confidence in the second half of the season and even a little bit before break,” Decker said. “We’re playing together, we’re doing well and we’re clicking. So, I think she’s getting a lot more opportunities to put the puck in the net.”“It’s fun to play with one another,” Packer said of Decker. “We need to talk more on the ice, but there are times when I don’t even pick my head up and I’ll make a pass and she’ll be there and vice versa.”Beyond Packer’s ability to score and facilitate in the second half of the season is her physicality of play that brings a sense of energy to the team. The junior seems to be in the thick of any choppiness on the ice.“We need that type of player on the team that can sacrifice themselves to stand up for other people or take the body in a lot of situations,” Decker said. “Every team needs one of those players and I’m glad to have her as one of them.”While the team may benefit from Packer’s hard-nosed style, it also has to deal with the consequences that come with it – Packer leads the team in penalties and penalty minutes with 29 and 58 respectively.“Sometimes I’m a little more aggressive, but I send a message,” Packer said. “I think that St. Cloud was a little chippy last weekend and if you look at the game and the way it went after I threw that girl to the ground after the whistle, they weren’t really going to the corners and messing with people. I’m a bigger player, so I’m not afraid to mix it put, maybe I should tone it down and hold my temper a little bit going into the playoffs, but it’s fun.”Penalties or no penalties, Packer has been a tremendous asset to a Wisconsin attack that is gaining steam and will be needed in the Badgers’ next matchup with North Dakota which will in essence act as a play in game for the NCAA tournament.Packer says her recent play has given her confidence, but credits her teammates for her late-season success.“Yeah, I have a lot of confidence, but also I have a lot of confidence in my teammates,” Packer said. “I had I think four assists on the weekend, so that’s someone else putting the puck in the net when I’m giving it to them.”